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  • In our effort to see every movie nominated this year for Best Movie at the Academy Awards, we saw "Triangle of Sadness". The pitch sounded promising:

    "In Triangle of Sadness, a group of wealthy people, including model power couple Carl and YaYa, set sail aboard a luxury yacht. But, a drunken captain (Woody Harrelson) and an unexpected chain of events change the course of events dramatically."

    It's billed as a dark comedy, but it wasn't particularly dark or very funny. Harrelson is good, but he's only on screen maybe 15 minutes. It was not a terrible movie; just not one you'd expect to see in the Best Movie category. I "think" it's a statement about wealth and power, but I'm not the kind of viewer to work that hard to get a message.

    I give "Triangle of Sadness" 2.0 Overflowing Toilets up.


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    • Originally posted by Trojanbacker2 View Post
      In our effort to see every movie nominated this year for Best Movie at the Academy Awards, we saw "Triangle of Sadness". The pitch sounded promising:

      "In Triangle of Sadness, a group of wealthy people, including model power couple Carl and YaYa, set sail aboard a luxury yacht. But, a drunken captain (Woody Harrelson) and an unexpected chain of events change the course of events dramatically."

      It's billed as a dark comedy, but it wasn't particularly dark or very funny. Harrelson is good, but he's only on screen maybe 15 minutes. It was not a terrible movie; just not one you'd expect to see in the Best Movie category. I "think" it's a statement about wealth and power, but I'm not the kind of viewer to work that hard to get a message.

      I give "Triangle of Sadness" 2.0 Overflowing Toilets up.


      They added to that category to make it like 9 movies or so to get nominated because they know it'll make people go watch them. It's a money grab.

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      • Originally posted by Trojanbacker2 View Post
        In our effort to see every movie nominated this year for Best Movie at the Academy Awards, we saw "Triangle of Sadness". The pitch sounded promising:

        "In Triangle of Sadness, a group of wealthy people, including model power couple Carl and YaYa, set sail aboard a luxury yacht. But, a drunken captain (Woody Harrelson) and an unexpected chain of events change the course of events dramatically."

        It's billed as a dark comedy, but it wasn't particularly dark or very funny. Harrelson is good, but he's only on screen maybe 15 minutes. It was not a terrible movie; just not one you'd expect to see in the Best Movie category. I "think" it's a statement about wealth and power, but I'm not the kind of viewer to work that hard to get a message.

        I give "Triangle of Sadness" 2.0 Overflowing Toilets up.


        Charlbi Dean who plays Yaya in this movie passed away last year at 32. Sepsis infection. R.I.P. ­čî╣

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        • RIP

          Lance Reddick, known for his work on 'The Wire' and 'John Wick,' has died at the age of 60. RIP.


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          • Originally posted by Supreme Commander View Post
            RIP

            Lance Reddick, known for his work on 'The Wire' and 'John Wick,' has died at the age of 60. RIP.

            Dang.

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            • Originally posted by Trojanbacker2 View Post
              In our effort to see every movie nominated this year for Best Movie at the Academy Awards, we saw "Triangle of Sadness". The pitch sounded promising:

              "In Triangle of Sadness, a group of wealthy people, including model power couple Carl and YaYa, set sail aboard a luxury yacht. But, a drunken captain (Woody Harrelson) and an unexpected chain of events change the course of events dramatically."

              It's billed as a dark comedy, but it wasn't particularly dark or very funny. Harrelson is good, but he's only on screen maybe 15 minutes. It was not a terrible movie; just not one you'd expect to see in the Best Movie category. I "think" it's a statement about wealth and power, but I'm not the kind of viewer to work that hard to get a message.

              I give "Triangle of Sadness" 2.0 Overflowing Toilets up.


              I really wanted to like this movie, but it failed in too many areas. I got the message. I got the symbolism. It wasn't bad, but I feel like it could have been great.

              Also, Woody was miscast. He should have been the rich russian.
              ├×etta reddast!

              Prejudice is a great time-saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.

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              • Originally posted by Supreme Commander View Post

                I really wanted to like this movie, but it failed in too many areas. I got the message. I got the symbolism. It wasn't bad, but I feel like it could have been great.

                Also, Woody was miscast. He should have been the rich russian.
                Woody as the rich Russian would have been a great casting choice. I just didn't connect with this movie at all.

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                • I have not seen the new "John Wick: Chapter 4" movie yet, but I read something interesting about it this morning. Keanu Reeves speaks 380 words in this 2:49 movie for which he was paid $15 million. That's more than $39,000 per word. Impressive!

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                  • Originally posted by Trojanbacker2 View Post
                    I have not seen the new "John Wick: Chapter 4" movie yet, but I read something interesting about it this morning. Keanu Reeves speaks 380 words in this 2:49 movie for which he was paid $15 million. That's more than $39,000 per word. Impressive!
                    I think he gets paid by the bullet.

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                    • Originally posted by DPaul View Post

                      I think he gets paid by the bullet.
                      'Merica!

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                      • Judging from the trailer, "Asteroid City", to be released in June, may be the most Wes Anderson movie ever. Great cast. Looking forward to it.

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                        • Originally posted by Trojanbacker2 View Post
                          Judging from the trailer, "Asteroid City", to be released in June, may be the most Wes Anderson movie ever. Great cast. Looking forward to it.

                          Not a big Wes Anderson fan at all but this interests me.

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                          • Originally posted by DPaul View Post

                            Not a big Wes Anderson fan at all but this interests me.
                            Probably all the decent stuff in the trailer, like every other Anderson movie.
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                            • Rated R

                              Genre
                              Horror, Thriller

                              Plot
                              Dr. James Martin (Jordan Belfi), a psychiatrist who comes across a peculiar case of a serial killer in prison. Edward (Sean Patrick Flanery) has been set for execution, but he convinces everyone that he's gone insane in hopes of avoiding it. Since the killer has succeeded, Warden Moss (Tom Ohmer) approaches Dr. James for assistance in proving that Edward is faking his psychological condition. Having previously solved several of these cases, James accepts the challenge but finds it incredibly difficult when Edward says that a demon has taken control of him.

                              Directed and written by Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman

                              Cast
                              Sean Patrick Flanery
                              Jordan Belfi
                              Cameron Arnett
                              James Healey Jr
                              Eric Hanson
                              Robert Peters
                              Tom Ohmer
                              Sarah Hernandez

                              Release date
                              April 14, 2023

                              Runtime
                              98 minutes

                              Trailer

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                              • Originally posted by Trojanbacker2 View Post
                                My three word review of "Cocaine Bear" : Stupid. Funny. Profitable.
                                I watched this yesterday. The scene where the bear was chasing the ambulance and Depeche Mode was playing had me in tears. It wasn't great, it just was what it was.
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