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Half in the Bag: 2021 Catch-Up (part 2 of 2)


Half in the Bag: 2021 Catch-Up (part 2 of 2)




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  • TJ_McWeaksauce

    When M. Night Shyamalan was starting out, he was called “the next Spielberg.” Fuck that! According to Jay Bauman, Shyamalan is what you get when you give visionary filmmaker Neil Breen a budget. There is no higher praise than that!

  • Mythril_Zombie

    I used to watch them religiously, but at some point their entire thing became just hating everything. Especially Jay. I can only watch their retrospectives when it involves someone other than him.

  • Prefer_Not_To_Say

    I’m glad Jay pointed out that season 2 of The Mandalorian was nothing but introducing characters for spin-offs. People on /r/television downvote you for mentioning that. It’s a shame because the first season was completely unattached from any other Star Wars stuff except the OT. It was so easy to jump into. The second season was entirely based around other established characters. It was less focused on Mando and Baby Yoda and more on characters that you had to watch 200 episodes of Clone Wars to care about.

    I know, I know, Mandalorian isn’t a movie …

  • disablednerd

    I get their apathy towards Marvel stuff but it seems like they’ve had that same conversation five times now. It’s probably to appease their commenters who go “HAVE YOU SEEN DA NEW SPIDER-MAN!?! DID YOU NUT OVER MACGUIRE?” But I’d rather them just not waste the energy

  • windywisps

    I liked A Quiet Place II but I share the same sentiment as Jay.

    >It felt like two episodes of a tv show

    Loved the first one, liked the second one, but this is what the sequel left me feeling as I walked out of the theater. This could easily have been a prestige show on a streaming service. The lines between film and tv are blurring and this movie is a rare inverse example of this, where a movie feels like a tv show.

    I guess it all depends on how they close off the story with a third movie (or will they go for a 4h, or 5th?), maybe the next one will feel like more of a cinematic experience.

  • Fossa_II

    All I want is a blu ray release of The Empty Man. I’m getting pretty worried it won’t happen even though it got a little buzz around it. Also personally I thought Rebecca Hall’s performance engaged me in The Night House even while the mystery was ramping up, but I get that’s just a matter of preference.

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