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Bill1978

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  1. Bill1978

    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

    This just keeps looking better and better with every new reveal. Just a quick question which I'll put under spoilers since it may spoil a plot in the TV series if my memory is working well.
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    13 Reasons Why in The Media

    I was wondering what the focus for this season was going to be. I was on the fence about do I need another season. Then I saw the tagline Who Killed Bryce Walker? And I may have said 'Yes! I am in!' Does it make me a bad person I'm excited he got his comeuppance finally? Hopefully they don't try to redeem his character like so many Hollywood movies want to do with the bad guys these days.
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    Will & Grace

    This news saddens me, but I'm not gonna start a petition to demand everyone reverse their decision. I've enjoyed the return but I admit that it was very old school. Ie a sitcome filmed in front of an audience. I do miss those days. Iknow its probably more a reflection on me but I often struggle to find modern comedies (without laughing) highly amusing. I don't know why. Maybe its just my brain trained to think that no laughing on a tv show's track means it is a drama. The upside to the cancellation is it's looking more and more like I have no reason to keep my subscription service to the streaming site it airs on in Australia
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    Well colour me surprised. I honestly didn't think End Game would dethrone Avatar. Especially since I thought the re-release really didn't have anything substantial to draw enough people back into the cinema. Well done Avengers!
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    Anticipation For His Dark Materials

    This is looking good. And the great thing is I can only vaguely remember the events as depicted in the movie, bits register but the sequence I have no idea about. Tempted to re-watch the movie but going to resist long and hard so the story remains fresh when I watch the TV show. I'm just excited that we should finally be getting a filmed version of the book trilogy.
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    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

    I recently caught the original Sleeping Beauty on TV, and for all the talk about how previous princesses were passive and waited for the male to save them, this technically doesn't happen in Sleeping Beauty. Sure the princess just lays around and yes a man saves her BUT without those 3 female fairies Phillip would still be in a dungeon, he wouldn't have any weapons, he wouldn't have been able to slay Maleficient. So in the end it was 3 females who saved the passive princess. And I don't think those 3 females get the credit they deserve when people discuss how progressive Disney movies have become since ye olde days.
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    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

    I admit I haven't seen the first one cause I have no interest in the trend of humanising cartoon villains but I always assumed that technically the movie still slotted into the original animated feature's story. I'm guessing the fact that Maleficent is alive with Arora and Phillip getting married that my assumption was way way way off track and this technically has nothing to doing with the animated movie except for the stealing of names.
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    Mulan (2020)

    I've heard talk that Mushu has been replaced with a phoenix and that Mulan falls in love with one of the troops. This is probably the first re-make I'm intrigued about. It doesn't bother me that they are dropping the songs (although including the melodies in the score could be distracting for my brain which occurred watching that teaser). My main concern at this moment is that the fight scene will involve lots and lots of unnecessary slow motion. I can actually see a reason for this product to exist unlike other remakes from Disney - looking at you Lion King.
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    The Spanish Princess

    According to her Wiki page, her husband's mother was the half sister of Beaufort. Shared the same mother. The whole curse thing in this series is ridiculous. According to Gregory the reason why Henry VIII struggled to produce an heir and why the Tudor line eventually ended is because Elizabeth of York and her mother Jaquetta placed a curse on the Tudor line because why not - nothing says progressive women like having scorned women doing witchcraft. So Elizabeth basically cursed her own daughter. So why not have Maggie curse her own family as well.
  10. Bill1978

    The Spanish Princess

    According to the previous series that Spanish Princess is a continuation of -The White Queen- Beaufort is the one that made the call to kill the Princes, Richard was totally innocent. So it makes sense in this series universe for Maggie to be pissed at Beaufort. I have no idea historically if Maggie ever lied about Katherine's virginity or whether she hate Beaufort like the series portrays but what the 3 series has taught me is that everybody only has one focus that drives their plot. You are not allowed to deviate from it at all. So Maggie's plot is They killed my brother woe is me. I can only imagine if they ever got to the end of hr story
  11. Bill1978

    The Spanish Princess

    Yay and let's hope Anne Boleyn is kept to a minimum. Mainly because I would love to be able to watch this series (including White Queen and White Princess here) and have it move straight into The Tudors series with minimal overlap of story. And also in my fantsy world someone decides to do a series covering Edward VI, Jane and Mary I so I have something to link The Tudors with the Cate Blanchett Elizabeth movies.
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    The Lion King (2019)

    Well colour me impressed that Beyoncé didn't Beyoncé her way through that snippet. There was one little moment that I heard it, but just maybe just maybe my fears for that song will not come true. I still have not warmed up to the existence of this movie however.
  13. Bill1978

    Muriel's Wedding (1994)

    In Australia this was released the same year as Priscilla. In my mind, it was always a contest between the two while they were in cinemas, just cause they were both Australian comedies killing it at the box office. I preferred Priscilla and found it funnier BUT I am grateful that this movie reminded Australia how awesome ABBA was. When I watched Muriel for the first time I didn't find it as hilarious as Priscilla but given the years I now appreciate this movie as much as Priscilla and I wish Australian cinema would return to this level of comedy and film.
  14. Bill1978

    The Spanish Princess

    I would literally watch a series dedicated to this lady's story. Well maybe not a series based on Gregory's views but Margaret Pole definitely deserves to be a lead role in a series.
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    The Spanish Princess

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