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"Possession"! That's the word for it!
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Until we get first hand accounts, I am cool with fictional souls being happy about returning to the land of the living.

The other angle does sound troubling, and while I haven't seen the movie, I can't imagine how it would play so that it's OK.

In other news, Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse is amazing, and the art is a refreshing break from Disney.
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White Tiger - Based on a book I read while in Bangalore so it really resonated. Dark but also funny. Worth watching on NEtflix

The Trial of the Chicago 7 - Depressingly brilliant. Aaron Sorkin can do no wrong.
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Not that there was a lot of competition but Chicago 7 was easily my favorite movie of 2020. But then, I'm a big Sorkin fan too.
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Yikes, and I thought Trial of the Chicago 7 was easily one of my least favourite Oscar nominees and a very forgettable film In general. (complete with a very cheesy ending). And that's coming from someone who loves 'The Social Network'.
Steve McQueen's 'Mangrove',, also released last year, tackles very much the same concept but I felt it was a far better movie in every way.
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I've seen a lot of people say they hated the movie so I'm not surprised to hear you say that. I don't really get why though. I found the whole thing ridiculously entertaining from front to back, with a bunch of great performances and such delightful, sharp writing.
(Though I agree the ending was pretty darn corny.)
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Out of curiosity, has anyone here seen the Snyder cut of Justice League?

For those who haven’t been following the story, Zack Snyder, director of Man of Steel and Batman vs Superman, began working on Justice League but needed to pull out from the production following the death of his daughter. The film was finished by Joss Whedon and didn’t do all that well either critically or commercially. Snyder hinted that he had a nearly-complete cut of the film and fans demanded that Warner Brothers allow him to finish and release it, which they did via online streaming, and the Snyder Cut has got a far more positive reaction from viewers than the theatrical cut did.

It’s unusual for a large studio to re-do a major film based on fan reaction, so it’ll be interesting to see if WB makes a return on the money they spent to finish and re-distribute the film.

I haven’t seen either cut, but I’m interested in the opinions of those who have.
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People who watched it didn't seem to be that impressed. I'd like to know if someone here thinks it's superior to the original. I think cable will HBO Max for free next week.

Of course, superior to the original is not that tall an order...
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A few of my friends who've seen it think that its a huge improvement on the original. As you say though, not a high bar.
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