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Old 03-01-17, 10:03 AM
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War Machine (2017, d: Mich˘d, s: Pitt, Swinton, Kingsley)

A satire of America's war with Afghanistan with a focus on the people running the campaign. Based on the book by Michael Hastings.



Starring Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Anthony Michael Hall, Emory Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Topher Grace, Will Poulter, Alan Ruck, Meg Tilly, and Anthony Hayes

Shows up on Netflix and likely in limited release on May 26th.
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This must mean Rhodey recovered from his back injury.
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It is was only a matter of time before they recast him with Brad Pitt. Hollywood

Good to see they are bringing The Ancient One back though. Maybe this will clarify the reference in Dr. Strange.
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I just don't see how the fake Mandarin would enter into this, but the MCU hasn't failed us yet!
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Re: War Machine (2017, d: Mich˘d, s: Pitt, Swinton, Kingsley)

This is up on Netflix on Friday.

Reviews are starting to come in: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/war_machine_2016
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Meh, I was expecting Don Cheadle in black and silver armor.
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Re: War Machine (2017, d: Mich˘d, s: Pitt, Swinton, Kingsley)

4 out of 6 posts (now 5 of 7) are about Marvel. Maybe they should have gone with a different name.
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Re: War Machine (2017, d: Mich˘d, s: Pitt, Swinton, Kingsley)

A movie with Brad Pitt as the lead going straight to Netflix. What a huge bummer.
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Re: War Machine (2017, d: Mich˘d, s: Pitt, Swinton, Kingsley)

Originally Posted by Timber
Meh, I was expecting Don Cheadle in black and silver armor.
I was expecting this to be a Marvel movie.
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Re: War Machine (2017, d: Mich˘d, s: Pitt, Swinton, Kingsley)

This is up.

I like seeing higher-profile movies like this exclusively on Netflix. I have to wonder how much money they save on marketing. It probably changes behind-the-scenes dynamics. I'd imagine there's more freedom to do what they want.
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Re: War Machine (2017, d: Mich˘d, s: Pitt, Swinton, Kingsley)

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This is up.

I like seeing higher-profile movies like this exclusively on Netflix. I have to wonder how much money they save on marketing. It probably changes behind-the-scenes dynamics. I'd imagine there's more freedom to do what they want.
Big article in The Ringer about this new distribution model and how the filmmakers aren't crazy about it :

How Will We Know When We Have Our First Streaming Masterpiece?
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I came away from this wondering if this is Pitt's worst movie.
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Re: War Machine (2017, d: Mich˘d, s: Pitt, Swinton, Kingsley)

Were you bothered by the politics of it?

I thought it was solid.

Anyone else notice how all the characters seemed to have their own expressive mannerisms and facial expressions? I'm guessing that was a calculated move by the director. Pitt really went at it. But so did every actor.
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While we haven't watched this yet, during the Nats game today, they must have played the 15 second heroin growing scene twice back to back at least a dozen times, followed by a poppy for vets commercial on the Watch ESPN app...
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Re: War Machine (2017, d: Mich˘d, s: Pitt, Swinton, Kingsley)

Originally Posted by Decker
Big article in The Ringer about this new distribution model and how the filmmakers aren't crazy about it :

How Will We Know When We Have Our First Streaming Masterpiece?
Cannes had a lot of talk/arguments about Netflix and how all movies should go theatrically first. Netflix is hated so much they even booed at the premiere of one of their movies.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/19/1...-okja-premiere

Will Smith defending Netflix - https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...val/101788942/

They don't like Amazon either - http://www.esquire.com/entertainment...es-2017-booed/

The French....sheesh.
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Re: War Machine (2017, d: Mich˘d, s: Pitt, Swinton, Kingsley)

This was interesting little-big flick. I did not know it was written/directed by the guy that did the film version of Animal Kingdom and The Rover. Both of those are underrated little masterpieces, imo.

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