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100% on Rotten Tomatoes 'Tenet' releases July 17 2020 Hyped! Jim Jefferies editing exposed by hidden camera Accused of sexual harassment Accused of sexual harassment What does everyone think of this? R.I.P. Mr. Albert Finney Toy Story 4 New Super Bowl spot Getting very good reviews View all posts >


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If her productions 'Fleabag' and 'Killing Eve' are anything to go by, feminist humour is making men look weak and inferior. Expect Bond to flail around trying to cock his gun whilst a female bystander shakes her head and does it without thinking twice, because that's what we'll be getting. It's all relative I guess because for me those moments were humourous and a bit silly but not cheesy (but can't go wrong a bit of Edam), the staged suicides were OTT but I wasn't rolling my eyes like if it were a bad pun. Another thing I like about the film is the sense of Britishness to it even though the production as we know is purely American, the overall scale and muted colours of the countryside made me think of Ken Loach (Kes) or a Bill Forsyth film. It's a fairytale in a sense. That's very interesting that you live so close to where they shot scenes in the film, we ought to switch places for a day so I can check those out! I'm surprised there aren't more retrospectives about director Hal Ashby, we did get a documentary last year which I assume is streaming only. Thanks for the film recommendation, researching it as we speak. I don't just like it, I love it and that's because I connect with it. I like that Harold is this misanthrope who doesn't connect with people his own age, I adore the music by Cat Stevens and the murky 1970's atmosphere which makes me feel nostalgic for an era I never knew. It's a very simplistic production with no cheesy jokes, loud characters and free of all the usual cliches. I don't think a movie like this could be made today. It's a 10/10 for me. The cast list *groan* Woody has changed too, he was a lot more scornful and sarcastic in the first two films, in TS3 and more noticeably TS4 he's become a real goody two-shoes, Buzz went from being pack leader to meek and mild background character status. These characters were bossed around a lot in TS4, especially Woody. I didn't agree with how they were portrayed, but I still enjoyed the movie. This right here is why we need physical media. If we're not careful the Netflix generation will wipe away anything un-PC completely out of circulation. If it wasn't for fans preserving Song of the South by uploading VHS rips online that would be another one condemned to the archives ad infinitum. I don't mean dominating in that sense of the word, being dominant isn't a negative thing, or at least it doesn't have to be. You can be a leader or an "alpha" as some circles call it without being controlling or aggressive. It could be that I'm not watching the right movies, but I've seen plenty of recent ones within the last five years and there just isn't that mans man quality on-screen anymore, Liam Neeson is there sort of. But I'm not talking specifically about tough action movie actors. I'll just have to accept that Hollywood has mostly replaced stern, confident and classy men with floundering, dismissive and neglectful men even if I don't think this reflects men off-screen. Take Andy Griffith for example, he portrayed somewhat clumsy and oafish characters, but they were very likeable and he was still a strong charismatic figure. I don't deny that male character behaviours on-screen were exaggerated in the 40s but they still are today, albeit for different reasons. I wonder why I touched a nerve here, why are certain men so quick to put down their own gender and yet be so defensive over women? White male representation in Hollywood is not the same, these are merely boys masquerading as men. The Cary Grants Sean Connerys George Peppards Clark Gables of yesteryear would be considered toxic masculinity in Hollywood today. You really have to ponder to yourself as to why that is, why being a no-nonsense, strong, dominant, powerful man feels so wrong. It shouldn't be considered a bad thing, after all that is exactly what women are setting out to achieve today. You shouldn't have to emasculate men to empower women. Both genders can be strong. As for the history book query, I'm thinking Hamilton, Churchill, Abe Lincoln, Nietzsche. Let's just say history books in a hundred years or so reflecting the present day won't exactly be men at their best. This is acceptable behaviour but Tim Allen saying he's never heard of Spades isn't. Staggering. If they keep this up America will be heading towards another Trump victory. You're not allowed to state the obvious OP, it brings out all the male feminist types which ironically end up proving your point. View all replies >