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“How can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?” moans John McClane in Die Hard 2. It’s the question at the heart of every high concept action movie sequel. Failing to adequately answer it is how McClane’s New York everyman cop ends up in Moscow, or why half of Bryan Mills’ family gets kidnapped in the Taken series. Following up John Wick poses a similar conundrum – how do you motivate a retired hitman whose bloody swath of revenge is initiated by the death of his wife and the murder of a cuddly puppy? Do you have his […] »
- Matt Mulcahey
Simon Brew Feb 9, 2017
As IMDb announces it's shutting its message boards, why are online movie forums something more and more are moving away from?
Earlier this week, the Internet Movie Database – that’s IMDb to its nearest and dearest – announced that it’s going to be shutting down its online message boards. The boards were duly shut for new contributions on February 3rd to new contributions, and they’ll be gone altogether from February 19th.
For those who frequent such message boards, their closure is perhaps not a surprise. Some of the exchanges there were known to veer on the side of not very pleasant, and in spite of the fact that every entry on the IMDb has an attached board, many lay empty.
IMDb, in explaining its decision, noted that it came to the conclusion to pull the plug “after careful consideration”, and that the call was made based »
2 items from 2017
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