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bamboozler1 3 points ago +3 / -0

Even Robot Chicken is arguably better than The Acolyte. At least that wasn’t taking itself too seriously, by comparison…

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bamboozler1 5 points ago +5 / -0

Honestly, Livvy is (was) one of the more wholesome (if a wee bit barmy, and posh) celebs Australia has ever produced.

Sure she wasn’t the greatest actress in the world, but I cannot possibly dislike something like this with her in it.

And man, she was just… Gorgeous. I don’t think anyone today, singer or actress, could ever measure up.

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bamboozler1 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yeah, a lot of Police songs are quite creepy, when you listen closely to the lyrics…

“Don’t Stand So Close To Me” is probably the most obvious one, lol…

But “Wrapped Around Your Finger” is… Similarly stalker-ish, too…

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bamboozler1 6 points ago +6 / -0

The singer is a pretentious, upper-class, champagne socialist twit (and the song was taught to me by a girl who largely fits that description, too), but the song and video are pretty... On point.

Like if Bruce Springsteen went to a "public" school, lol.

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bamboozler1 2 points ago +2 / -0

I mean, “Amandla” doesn’t sound very African to me…

At least not any recognizable African language like Igbo or Swahili or Zulu or whatever…

It sounds very much like just a corrupted/illiterate interpretation of the common name Amanda, to me… Which was my point, lol.

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bamboozler1 8 points ago +8 / -0

Laughs in Anglican “mass If you think the Catholic Church is screwed, you should see the CoE, both high and low…

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bamboozler1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Also love how the guy, after he says the line, looks over to what is probably the production team like, “Did I do it? Did I say it right??”

Ah, what a lol…

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bamboozler1 2 points ago +2 / -0

How Freema Ageyman’s career has fallen…

From badass Martha on Doctor Who to… (a doctor on) This.

Just… Wow. The face says it all, really.

I must admit to watching a few minutes of this show, once. I do love how they took Martha’s character (also a medical doctor) and essentially said, “What if we made her incompetent, slutty, and a lesbian?”, lol…

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bamboozler1 6 points ago +6 / -0

Actress (the main girl) from the tv show The Boys.

I hadn’t heard of her either, until a few months back when this whole “What the fuck did she do to her face??!” thing really blew up (more than it already had, last year and the year before, when she started on this “journey”)…

Not sure if it was here that I first heard about it all, or on Reddit, but yeah…

I don’t think that many people had heard of her outside of the show (and other acting gigs) before this, but now she is… Well known for what she did to her face, unfortunately…

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bamboozler1 13 points ago +13 / -0

Is her name actually Amandla..? Not… Amanda?

Surely that’s like calling your child Klatherine or, I dunno, Bonndie (i.e. instead of Bonnie) or Lisztie, or something…

Or is that just a typo, lol?

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bamboozler1 10 points ago +11 / -1

Ocean’s Eight (I think it was called), too…

Same with almost all of those “female-led” remakes, lol…

And for a non-woman example - that gay romcom they tried to flog a couple of years back, which I have thankfully forgotten the name of…

Was it Billy Eichmann or something, who was bitching about how that flopped? Anyway, that one.

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bamboozler1 10 points ago +10 / -0

Yeah, I do find it odd that she went from (naturally) looking like a feminine, cute, normal-weight young woman to (artificially) looking fairly androgynous, underweight, much less attractive, and around 10 years older than she actually is, lol…

Pretty much the literal definition of “ruined beauty”, unfortunately and sadly…

It does seem like her general “attitude” mirrored this, too (largely because of the behaviour and words of those around her, I imagine), from what I can tell, which is… Equally sad.

Tara Reid did this, too. And she’s been an almost-nobody for more than a decade largely as a result…

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bamboozler1 10 points ago +11 / -1

I genuinely think this whole thing - from the pre-surgery trolling, to the (likely) anorexia, to the surgery, to the whole “culture war” aspect of this where everyone blamed Megyn Kelly, and then turned the whole thing into validation (and claimed Kelly lied about the age of the photos, as if that changes anything, lol), “She can do whatever she wants with her body”, “Good for her”, “Fuck men”, “This is all the fault of fanboys/men in general”, etc… Is probably one of the most representative examples of our cultural malaise, as a society…

She was very cute before. And for at least a couple of years there (even after becoming famous on The Boys) she looked happy. Now, much like Dove Cameron and so many others… She has completely ruined everything that made her a promising young talent. And then doubled down on it.

I think that’s very sad.

Edit: holy run-on sentence Batman. Yep, I know, lol.

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bamboozler1 15 points ago +15 / -0

Lol, I’m very… Not-Christian, and even I can recognize gluttony and sloth

Pretty crazy to me that these people can’t.

I don’t think “greed” is a specific sin, in and of itself, is it? But that would probably fit quite well, too…

Edit: yes, greed is also one of the 7. So that too.

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bamboozler1 5 points ago +5 / -0

Blair sounds like (sigh) “she” got voice feminization done…

Or just a good vocal filter, I guess

Sydney Watson also covered this, in her last video, if you want… That take, instead.

I think Blair is probably more “based” than Sydney on a lot of issues, but then Sydney would also disagree with Blair on gender shit (and I think they’ve debated before, in fact), so…

Pick your poison, I guess.

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bamboozler1 2 points ago +2 / -0

I mean, that’s kind of what Blaxploitation was, no?

Albeit rap didn’t really exist in the early 70s, but conceptually… That’s basically what defines the genre.

The Wiz and Live and Let Die (yep, the Bond film) being notable examples…

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bamboozler1 6 points ago +6 / -0

Cars 2 exists, don’t forget…

And “Planes”, although I think that is technically Disney, not Pixar, even if it resembles a Pixar film in most ways (except the humour, dialogue and plot. So I guess not “most” ways)…

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bamboozler1 3 points ago +3 / -0

There's also this one for NRMA, which... Makes even less sense, as the song is about a one night stand, and the lyrics... Just don't work.

https://vimeo.com/261212002

2017/18 was a weird time, in ad land...

Less woke, but also much more emotionally manipulative than anything they've tried since, lol.

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bamboozler1 13 points ago +13 / -0

I guess it's emblematic of how tone deaf and corporate much of the DC Cinematic Universe was/is, that they didn't even bother looking into the history and meaning of the song, or the controversy of this cover version in Australia (it was used to advertise a bank, specifically Westpac, which subsequently got into significant strife for ripping off and screwing over consumers)...

Ah, Hollywood. When will they ever learn.

Damn good song, but yeah...

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bamboozler1 15 points ago +15 / -0

Children of Men, I feel, hews closest to the dystopia we are most headed towards... Even more than Wall-E or something like Brave New World... Also Momo by Michael Ende (who wrote Neverending Story) - that's pretty prescient, too...

But yeah, somewhat unexpectedly, I think Children of Men is where we are headed. Although I don't think even the filmmakers (was it Cuaron?) predicted that we would deliberately stop having children, even before the unintentional fertility crisis kicked in...

Hits all the points, that movie does.

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bamboozler1 17 points ago +17 / -0

I'm not sure it would be possible to do a sequel to Wall-E, because the story is effectively... Finished. Unless perhaps there were still other colony/refugee ships floating out there, somewhere, yet to be discovered..?

But also given how far we've slid towards the society of AI-dependent blob people, as portrayed in the movie (even in those 16 years), I just cannot imagine one of the companies which has so heavily contributed to creating that situation (i.e. Disney) remaking something so... Pointed, lol.

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bamboozler1 15 points ago +15 / -0

I mean, I would argue that Wall-E himself is more "human" in many of his behaviours than, say, Buzz Lightyear (gasp, controversial, I know) or indeed most of the characters in Cars 2...

So is Eva, at times.

Because this is Pixar, and Pixar specialises in anthropomorphizing various non-human critters, objects, etc.

Versus Dreamworks, which kind of does this successfully with Kung Fu Panda, but, for example, Toothless is very clearly an animal. Just a very intelligent one.

HTTYD is still my favourite 3D animated movie of all time, however. Followed by Wall-E, followed by UP (the first 20 minutes or so of which is... Probably the most successful "human" thing Pixar ever made). I grew up with Toy Story 2 and Cars, but for some reason neither resonated with me quite as much (though Bug's Life, El Dorado and Tarzan did, so... Take that as you will)...

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bamboozler1 5 points ago +5 / -0

If it was just “I’m a Scottish adventurer” or something, with a random mix of people, I would just go “Meh, immigrants”.

But this is very clearly intentionally not that.

It’s meant to be “othering”, and to reinforce the “us vs them”, “we’re taking over your lands” idea. That is the whole point of it.

Therefore yes, I agree that it is… Iffy at best.

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