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We're running a, how should I say, pilot or beta version of our new Raptors Republic app. We haven't made it official as we're still trying to work out some bugs while improving the user interface. So, its not the final version so expect to see more changes over the next while.

Anyhow, please feel free to download. Available on both Android & iPhone. It's absolutely free.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rsrepublic.app

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If we could ask a favour though. We're welcoming feedback and suggestions on perhaps things you'd like to see. At the end of the day we're doing this for you guys by making everything here easier available for you the user. Please send your feedback (Regardless if its positive or negative) to raptorsrepublic@gmail.com.

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  • LBF
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    The Movie Thread

    Everyone likes movies. In my time here, I've seen more than one reference/discussion to certain films.I figure we should make a movie thread.

    Talk about anything and everything to do with movies. old ones, new ones. Classics, duds. Whatever!


    I guess maybe could start out with rating the last movie you saw...


    I just got around to seeing The Prestige.

    I need to see it again. I can't even rate it without having seen it again. But, I can definitely say it's a fucking masterpiece.

  • Joey
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    Maury wrote: View Post

    Shia is a real talent. His film Honey Boy is coming out later this year, an autobiographical story about his childhood, and it looks like he really poured himself into this one. Can't wait to see it.
    Ya man, can't wait. Seems like he's in a good place right now:

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  • Maury
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    Joey wrote: View Post
    This seems like a lovely, charming film. I'll see it. Nice to Shia back at it.
    Shia is a real talent. His film Honey Boy is coming out later this year, an autobiographical story about his childhood, and it looks like he really poured himself into this one. Can't wait to see it.

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  • Joey
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    This seems like a lovely, charming film. I'll see it. Nice to Shia back at it.

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  • SkywalkerAC
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    Maury wrote: View Post

    I watched this a couple of days ago and was somewhat disappointed with it. I felt there wasn't enough of a thematically satisfying ending, although I feel like it may have gone over my head a little. Sometimes, I watch movies and I might just not be ready to engage with them very well, whether a particular theme or meaning simply doesn't resonate with me that day. Burning is definitely one that will need a re-watch for me in a couple of months. I do think that ambiguity is something that when used effectively can really bolster a movie's longevity, re-watchability, and overall depth. That being said, there's a fine line between ambiguity that serves the themes of the story and ambiguity that does a disservice to the intended narrative. There needs to be thematic closure, not necessarily narrative closure. Burning is a movie that feels a little hollow for me on the first watch, even though I understand what the movie is trying to say. I just feel it didn't say it that well.
    I'll have to actually watch it and then I can also have an opinion

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  • Maury
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    SkywalkerAC wrote: View Post
    Speaking of excellent Asian films from 2018, this is supposed to be one of that year's best, also on Netflix:

    I watched this a couple of days ago and was somewhat disappointed with it. I felt there wasn't enough of a thematically satisfying ending, although I feel like it may have gone over my head a little. Sometimes, I watch movies and I might just not be ready to engage with them very well, whether a particular theme or meaning simply doesn't resonate with me that day. Burning is definitely one that will need a re-watch for me in a couple of months. I do think that ambiguity is something that when used effectively can really bolster a movie's longevity, re-watchability, and overall depth. That being said, there's a fine line between ambiguity that serves the themes of the story and ambiguity that does a disservice to the intended narrative. There needs to be thematic closure, not necessarily narrative closure. Burning is a movie that feels a little hollow for me on the first watch, even though I understand what the movie is trying to say. I just feel it didn't say it that well.

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  • SkywalkerAC
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    Stephen King coming up on 300 'Writer' credits at IMDB.

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  • SkywalkerAC
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    Speaking of excellent Asian films from 2018, this is supposed to be one of that year's best, also on Netflix:

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  • Maury
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    Finally got around to Shoplifters (2018) last night. It was a beautiful film, couldn't recommend enough. It's on Netflix and I advise everyone to watch it.

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  • KeonClark
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    Joey wrote: View Post
    I Love Leo:
    I love Leo, but love Quentin even more.

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  • Joey
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    I Love Leo:

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  • Joey
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    slaw wrote: View Post

    The Space Network's Dune mini-series was pretty good as I remember it. The original movie has its charms, too. I admit I am surprised they are re-making this material cause it isn't exactly a mainstream franchise.
    It certainly used to be more mainstream back in the 60's from what I understand (granted, I wasn't there ... Lol), though obviously not quite on the level of say Lord of the Rings or Star Wars, but in terms of "world building" I'd say Dune is right there with the best of them, including LOTR. The books are Dense, and probably not really meant to be adapted, but if planned properly and given the right amount of room to breathe, the movies could be really good.

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  • SkywalkerAC
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    slaw wrote: View Post

    The Space Network's Dune mini-series was pretty good as I remember it. The original movie has its charms, too. I admit I am surprised they are re-making this material cause it isn't exactly a mainstream franchise.
    But it should be.

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  • slaw
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    Joey wrote: View Post
    Guys, we totally missed that Denis Villeneuves "Dune" started filming last month!! And Hanz Zimmer is scoring it!! It's actually happening!!

    http://collider.com/dune-movie-filming-cast-synopsis/long time to get a good Dune movie.
    The Space Network's Dune mini-series was pretty good as I remember it. The original movie has its charms, too. I admit I am surprised they are re-making this material cause it isn't exactly a mainstream franchise.

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