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Old June 23rd, 2012, 03:21 AM
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You do realise that Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg made a movie together that's in cinemas right now, don't you? You might wanna check that out.

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Old June 23rd, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Imma gonna see Brave in a few hours. Yay me. I've got high hopes that it'll be great.

I do wonder what Scottish people think of it. I always wonder that when a movie takes place in a specific place that isn't where the creators are from.

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Old June 23rd, 2012, 12:15 PM
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Old June 24th, 2012, 07:52 AM
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LMAO @ Chris. So glad I could be the one to bring you that news. Worth it. So worth it.

@Scarf - I wanted to see that movie when I first saw the preview. Now I watch the trailer, and every time she says the line "If yeh had the power to change yer fate... would yeh?" IT MAKES MY SKIN CRAWL. I recoil in my seat at the "Would yeh?"

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Old June 24th, 2012, 07:58 AM
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Several Scottish people were hurt in the watching of that film, I'm sure, but it was good nonetheless. A little more "Disney" than other Pixar films, but definitely still Pixar and amazingly made. There was one scene even were I was thinking to myself "Wow, that's a pretty shot. I wonder where they filmed this."

The short at the beginning of the movie was adorable, too. A little girl sitting behind me whispered "It's beautiful!" in that way that little kids whisper without being quiet, but she was right so she got a pass for talking.

Also, saw the trailer to Wreck It Ralph and I'm interested in seeing that now, like, 500% more than I was before.

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Old June 24th, 2012, 09:05 AM
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The short was La Luna, right? All I know was that it was nominated for an Oscar last year, but lost to a 3D film about flying books. I kinda want to see that more than I want to see Brave, if I'm being completely honest...
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Old June 25th, 2012, 02:52 AM
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Was anyone satisfied with the ending of Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? I was put off by the number of episodes and I knew there couldn't be any real plot in 10 episodes, so I'm craving for a third season.

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Old June 25th, 2012, 04:45 AM
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I have no desire to see Brave, I don't imagine I'll be seeing it unless my sister guilt trips me with incessant whining and complaining and forces me to see it, which I really don't want to do. The characters don't interest me, what I know of the plot doesn't interest me and at this point in time, I'd much rather go see Prometheus or something, something that actually interests me. Sorry, Pixar! I love you!
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Old June 25th, 2012, 07:58 AM
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I dropped it sometime in the first series. A lot of people seem to like it, perhaps I'll give it another try.
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Old June 25th, 2012, 11:05 AM
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Yes, it was La Luna. Definitely one of the best shorts I've seen by them.

What about Brave doesn't interest anyone? I mean, I know we've had a lot of archers in movies lately with Hunger Games and Avengers, but you shouldn't let that keep you from liking Brave.

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Old June 26th, 2012, 03:58 AM
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It's nothing to do with the prominence of archers in films as of late, it's that nothing about the film piques my interest. Ooooh, you're a big brave Scottish girl on a mission. So not interested.
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Old June 26th, 2012, 11:50 AM
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I must say, as much as I was looking forward to seeing Brave, there was that part of me that wondered if they could make a good movie with a female lead. Sometimes even really good, creative people fail at that and it comes off as inauthentic or forced. I can definitely see how it could be a turn off if it looks like "ooh brave girl doing brave stuff" - a swap of a male character for a female one - but that's not the case in this movie. I think it helps that it was written by a woman, and directed, too, if I'm not mistaken.

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Old June 26th, 2012, 07:23 PM
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I think potential for female leads is better in television shows than movies. I'm not sure why that is - perhaps because there's more time to develop the characters? - but there are a lot of female-led TV shows out there that I consider fantastic.

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Old June 27th, 2012, 01:06 AM
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I think potential for female leads is better in television shows than movies. I'm not sure why that is - perhaps because there's more time to develop the characters? - but there are a lot of female-led TV shows out there that I consider fantastic.
I suppose this is the part where we talk about Desperate Housewives for hours as per usual?
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Old June 27th, 2012, 06:03 AM
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I'm not opposed to that, but I was actually thinking of The Good Wife while I was typing that lol

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Old June 27th, 2012, 09:15 AM
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I would have bet money that you'd have brought up Buffy. That's like the example that always comes up when you talk about female leads.

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Old June 27th, 2012, 10:10 AM
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With regards to Brave, I was initially really excited to see it - as well as to see how Pixar would deal with a female protagonist and a female director. But then I heard the news a year or so ago that Brenda Chapman had been fired from the film, and that set alarm bells ringing in my head; then I saw the trailer and really wasn't impressed with it at all; then the reviews came out to a general 'it's OK but not great' consensus. The good thing about the reviews is that at least they stressed that the film is very little like its trailer, which really put me off. I imagine I will end up seeing it eventually - considering it hasn't come out in the UK as of yet, I've got plenty of time to make up my mind.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 06:59 PM
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I find Brave to be the least alluring of all the Pixar movies thus far from what I've seen in commecials and trailers, all others past caught my attention with their trailers and commercials but this one. Though perhaps I shouldn't judge something by it's cover...
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Old June 29th, 2012, 03:38 AM
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I think that the media industry needs a lot more female protagonists. The more the better. Most media doesn't even pass the so called Bechdel test. Far less do we have female protagonists. And even fewer really good ones.

I'm not worried about guys writing female protagonists unless they very clearly don't know what the heck they're doing and are just using it as an excuse to constantly sexualize a woman. I don't see how writing a woman just like a man is always necessarily a bad thing. Issues which are unique to women aren't always necessary to go into. Earthbound wouldn't have been that different if Ness just happened to be a girl.

I'd much rather people try more and make some mistakes, than not try harder to make female presence in the media in general.
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Old June 29th, 2012, 08:39 AM
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I'd much rather people try more and make some mistakes, than not try harder to make female presence in the media in general.
I agree, provided that people own up to their mistakes. You get a lot of claims of "strong female characters" who really aren't.

And since you brought up to Bechdel test let me link to the female character flow chart.

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Old June 29th, 2012, 03:03 PM
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I'm not a massive fan of the Bechdel test... at least if you look at it on a micro-level. There are plenty of 'feminist' films that nevertheless fail the Bechdel test (most recently, Haywire features a kick-ass, independent female protagonist but fails the test on a technicality) and plenty of films that are nevertheless degrading to women that pass the test (The Darkest Hour being another recent example). It's good for looking at big trends in films, but I'm not a fan of applying it to every single film that comes out. This article sort of sums my feelings up quite succinctly.
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Old June 29th, 2012, 05:27 PM
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My two favourite parts of Scarf's flow chart:

Does she get pregnant? -> Yes -> Is she a teenager? -> Yes -> Does she get an abortion? -> Ha ha of course she doesn't -> HAPPY SINGLE TEENAGE MOM.

and

Does she die before the final act? -> Yes -> MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ.

The person who wrote this is hilarious lmao

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Old June 30th, 2012, 09:40 AM
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Of course the Bechdel test is more of a commentary on movies in general than a specific reason a movie is good or bad. Like your link stated:

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As with most instances of gender inequality, the significance of the Bechdel test is only revealed in macrocosm. That 63% of contemporary movies fail isn’t necessarily shocking, until you consider that a reverse-Bechdel test would almost certainly yield a figure closer to 5%.
Except I do think it's at least a little shocking that 63% of movies fail it.

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My two favourite parts of Scarf's flow chart:

Does she get pregnant? -> Yes -> Is she a teenager? -> Yes -> Does she get an abortion? -> Ha ha of course she doesn't -> HAPPY SINGLE TEENAGE MOM.
That's my favorite part, too. I love me a good flowchart.

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Old July 1st, 2012, 09:42 AM
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Funi picked up Michiko To Hatchin, Just thought I'd share the news. They also picked up some other series but they weren't worth the light of day.
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Funi picked up Michiko To Hatchin, Just thought I'd share the news. They also picked up some other series but they weren't worth the light of day.
Oh thats really cool! I've been thinking of watching that lately and now I think I might just wait for the dub to come out. I have heard good things about it so definitely interested in this news!
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