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Talk About [Movies]; Say Interesting Things; Don't Be Jerks

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  • So It GoesSo It Goes We keep moving...Registered User regular
    Saw The Gift.

    It was creepy but nothing special

  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    If you posted that in chat someone would feel sad about their heart made out of toenail clippings...

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  • Disco11Disco11 Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    I don't get the Jesse Eisenberg hate. I've always found him to be pretty good in most everything I have seen with him . He's my much less annoying Micheal Cera.

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Disco11 wrote: »
    I don't get the Jesse Eisenberg hate. I've always found him to be pretty good in most everything I have seen with him . He's my much less annoying Micheal Cera.

    I don't hate him, but like Cera he pretty much is similar in all of his movies. A fast talking awkward white guy completely indistinguishable from a lot of white young actors.

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  • ThirithThirith Registered User regular
    Which actors is Eisenberg indistinguishable from? (Same goes for Cera actually.)

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Thirith wrote: »
    Which actors is Eisenberg indistinguishable from? (Same goes for Cera actually.)

    Cera, eisenberg, to an extent ryan reynolds, Topher Grace. So white, so boring.

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  • AsharadAsharad Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    Thirith wrote: »
    Which actors is Eisenberg indistinguishable from? (Same goes for Cera actually.)

    Cera, eisenberg, to an extent ryan reynolds, Topher Grace. So white, so boring.


    Topher Grace is the bad guy in American Ultra.

  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Is he? Man which one is he?

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    Doesn't the DC also leave out the explains-too-much intro?

    Yeah, that's the biggest change. Supposedly the studio forced the exposition speech the theatrical cut begins with because audiences are morons that can't think for themselves so let's spoil the whole setting!

    Director's cut has no voice-over at all at the start.

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  • ThirithThirith Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    Thirith wrote: »
    Which actors is Eisenberg indistinguishable from? (Same goes for Cera actually.)

    Cera, eisenberg, to an extent ryan reynolds, Topher Grace. So white, so boring.
    O_o Nope, don't see that. I can see the Cera-Eisenberg thing to some extent, but even there they each have their niche; Cera usually is either more likeable or has a somewhat desperate "Like me" thing going, whereas Eisenberg pretty much tends to come across as asocial and misanthropic. They both have a geeky, indie outsider thing going, which Grace (in the stuff I've seen him in) pretty much misses entirely. And Reynolds? He's a frat boy.

    I agree that they're all white, though.

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  • AsharadAsharad Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    Is he? Man which one is he?

    That I can't help you with.

  • So It GoesSo It Goes We keep moving...Registered User regular
    don't talk bad about Ry Rey, the lovely canadian that actually likes to long distance run and is naturally much slimmer than the weight he bulks up to for movies where he takes his shirt off

    he has way more charisma than Eisenberg and he's gonna be great as Deadpool

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    I'm always getting Michael Cera and Ryan Reynolds mixed up. They're so similar.

    Also Whoopi Goldberg and Andre the Giant. Separated at birth!

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Is it because I'm red green colorblind? (holds up my tie like that means something...)

    This is an obscure ref I'm sure no one will get

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  • ThirithThirith Registered User regular
    I loved Andre the Giant in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Echo wrote: »
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    Doesn't the DC also leave out the explains-too-much intro?

    Yeah, that's the biggest change. Supposedly the studio forced the exposition speech the theatrical cut begins with because audiences are morons that can't think for themselves so let's spoil the whole setting!

    Director's cut has no voice-over at all at the start.

    The DC has a scene or two added that give you the information spoon-fed in the expunged VO. I felt the pacing caused by the addition of these scenes felt a little weird, but I'm someone who had seen the theatrical cut of the film several times before, so maybe that was just a side-effect of being so used to that edit.

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    Thirith wrote: »
    I loved Andre the Giant in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

    I wanted to riff on this with a comment about Whoopi fighting Hogan at Wreslemania but that just lead me to sad places with his recent rant.

    So instead I'll just reminisce about the time that Whoopi was the Brute Squad.

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  • AtomikaAtomika Brought to you by Technicolor™ Registered User regular
    I always get David Morse and Neal McDonough mixed up for some reason

  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Yeah I dunno how you do that. Morse always plays like quiet menacing dudes. Mcdonough always plays loud boisterous menacing dudes. Morse also tends to have shorter hair.

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    I've seen interviews with Eisenberg where he comes off as a dick, but I've always enjoyed his acting even if it is pretty one-note. American Ultra seems like it'll have some funny moments but looks awful similiar to Eisenberg's other pothead comedy, the pizza one.

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  • FantastikaFantastika Betting That The Levee Will HoldRegistered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    Yeah I dunno how you do that. Morse always plays like quiet menacing dudes. Mcdonough always plays loud boisterous menacing dudes. Morse also tends to have shorter hair.

    McDonough also has those weirdly blue eyes.

  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Fantastika wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    Yeah I dunno how you do that. Morse always plays like quiet menacing dudes. Mcdonough always plays loud boisterous menacing dudes. Morse also tends to have shorter hair.

    McDonough also has those weirdly blue eyes.

    You can get lost in those eyes. Well up until the part where he chains you to a toilet and then assaults you while singing bible phrases.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen Registered User regular
    I thought American Ultra was just a VOD release, that's how cheap the trailer made it look.

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  • wanderingwandering Registered User regular
    I think it's time for the Batman pendulum (bat-pendulum) to swing back the other way - away from grittiness and back towards campiness

    I want a bright, stylized, colorful, goofy movie about Batman plus Robin that also has genuine heart and pathos

    Basically I want Wes Anderson to do a Batman movie

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    This weekend is the post blockbuster dump weekend, we have hitman jesus christ they made another one, American Ultra, and Sinister 2 we spoiled the plot of the first movie in our trailer for the second should be direct to video sequel.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen Registered User regular
    Movie month power rankings, from best to worst:

    May
    June
    December (it loses points because people think just putting a movie here makes it better than it really is. Like American Hustle)
    July
    November
    April
    March
    October
    September
    February
    August
    January

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Eh August should be over February because the first of the month gets some left over block busters, where as February gets movies that weren't quite awful enough for January.

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  • ZiggymonZiggymon Registered User regular
    wandering wrote: »
    I think it's time for the Batman pendulum (bat-pendulum) to swing back the other way - away from grittiness and back towards campiness

    I want a bright, stylized, colorful, goofy movie about Batman plus Robin that also has genuine heart and pathos

    Basically I want Wes Anderson to do a Batman movie

    I want a camp and colourful Batman in a dark and gritty world, or a dark and gritty Batman in a camp and colourful world.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen Registered User regular
    I give February some bounce because people knowingly shift bad movies off onto it from other months, juking the stats. That's not cool.

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Feb also has valentines day though, that always gets the worst movies ever.

    "Take your spouse to see this awful ham fisted love story because gender roles!"

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  • wanderingwandering Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    I caught Mitt a while back and it's an interesting movie - it doesn't really deal with politics at all, and is basically just a look at Romney hanging out with his family in the run up to the election. So you see him tustling with his sons, and getting a back rub from his wife before a debate, and sitting with his family around the table listing to David Sedaris on NPR, and talking about how much he loves O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and dorkily trying to iron a shirt while he's still wearing it.

    You could accuse the documentary of feeling like a puff piece, and many people have, but I'm glad I saw it. I think the takeaway is basically: hey, you know those evil republican politicians that are trying to destroy the country? Well, they're human beings just you, and aren't really even evil. And I think that's something that's good to be reminded of, from time to time - that just because you disagree with someone doesn't mean they aren't a person.

    To paraphrase Gandhi, Jesus, Mr. Rogers, etc: try and love and understand everyone, even the total dicks

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    You do realize those "evil republican dicks" try to legislate their morality right? Like abortion bans, trying to keep marriage to just men and women and tearing down public safety nets?

    Its like I'm glad he's a nice super rich person, but he still personally advocates for shitty awful things to happen to people who are already getting a high hard one in life.

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  • ZiggymonZiggymon Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    Feb also has valentines day though, that always gets the worst movies ever.

    "Take your spouse to see this awful ham fisted love story because, she has pestered you to see this film and is sick of watching another over the top generic action or comic book franchise. At the same time, all the Academy Award bait films are out on DVD so have hit that 'it's cool to shit on them' period. Oh, also gender roles!"

    Fixed that a little for you :)

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  • GimGim a quietly erotic life Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    So I sat down and watched all of Raimi's Evil Dead movies for the first time.

    Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness were pretty much what I had expected, tone-wise. But The Evil Dead was a pleasant surprise, just a straight up low budget horror film that holds up surprisingly well (the following two films, while utilizing more elaborate technologies for effects shots, suffer way more from effects/composite shots sticking out like a sore thumb). I was also super surprised that Ash was extremely different in the beginning with none of Campbell's trademark swagger and charm; he's downright timid! I was not prepared for that.

    The first movie's a great horror film, the second and third films are fun cartoons.

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  • Kipling217Kipling217 Registered User regular
    Preacher wrote: »
    You do realize those "evil republican dicks" try to legislate their morality right? Like abortion bans, trying to keep marriage to just men and women and tearing down public safety nets?

    Its like I'm glad he's a nice super rich person, but he still personally advocates for shitty awful things to happen to people who are already getting a high hard one in life.

    Lets also not forget the old piece of advice "If someone is nice to you but rude to the waiter, they are not a nice person."

    Mitt Romney is a classic case of that, you only have to see the 47% gaffe to get to know the real Romney.

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  • NoughtNought Registered User regular
    wandering wrote: »
    I caught Mitt a while back and it's an interesting movie - it doesn't really deal with politics at all, and is basically just a look at Romney hanging out with his family in the run up to the election. So you see him tustling with his sons, and getting a back rub from his wife before a debate, and sitting with his family around the table listing to David Sedaris on NPR, and talking about how much he loves O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and dorkily trying to iron a shirt while he's still wearing it.

    You could accuse the documentary of feeling like a puff piece, and many people have, but I'm glad I saw it. I think the takeaway is basically: hey, you know those evil republican politicians that are trying to destroy the country? Well, they're human beings just you, and aren't really even evil. And I think that's something that's good to be reminded of, from time to time - that just because you disagree with someone doesn't mean they aren't a person.

    To paraphrase Gandhi, Jesus, Mr. Rogers, etc: try and love and understand everyone, even the total dicks

    This discription reminds me of W. Been a while since I saw it but it also had a feeling of "Yeah. Bush is an asshole, but still a human being".

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  • TexiKenTexiKen Registered User regular
    Next, that was frustrating. Hella interesting premise teased by a nice opening voice over and world building-turned chase scene, completely ruined by slow, dull, check the boxes hollywood moviemaking.

    Older actor sort of past his prime and big screen earning potential? check
    Young, not-as-known actress half his age as love interest, complete with over the top use of [instant pathos creating occupation with audience] dealing with [minority group]? check
    Older, well known actress as head of big government group who is tough because reasons and is a match for the protagonist but just phoning it in? check
    White, european, and therefore safe bad guys? Czech
    Old, acclaimed actor a few years from death apparently needing money for a pointless appearance? the saddest check of all
    A total Fuck. You. ending? check plus

    The relationship between Cage and Biehl feels totally one-sided and poorly executed to boot, with no real chemistry and it makes the middle of the film become a slog, bad guys come and go for plot purposes simply to let us remember there's something happening for the third act but you don't really care by then, cheap CGI and after the fact greenscreened stuff that must have been reshot because Cage might have been crazy on location that day, laughable ending.

    The flash forward stuff is interesting, and how it's used works. Most of the time. Like the opening casino work/chase, meeting Biehl for the first time, that's good. It's clearly a clever idea that Guy Ritchie stole for the Sherlock Holmes movies. But by the end of the movie the flashes are cheap looking and dull for no reason compared to the future stuff. It's literally just another take, but whatever. The guy who made this directed Die Another Day, which makes everything seem to fall into place upon further reflection.

    Nic Cage peaked at The Weather Man, National Treasure 2 being the only anomaly in that constant decline since.

    But this movie's ending, this movie's fucking ending.....

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  • KadokenKadoken see what me tell you, seen Registered User regular
    Saw Man from UNCLE.

    Decent movie and Caville did a decent job.

    A much better spy movie than Rogue Nation.

    It had a chase scenes that actually contributed to the plot, the villains were actually entertaining, the fakeout triple agent thing actually made sense, the ending was satisfying. The only thing that was strange to me was the action scenes where they decided to shoot in what looked like 48 FPS for some reason. Not all action scenes did that so it made it even weirder. The 60s Cold War aesthetic was visually pleasing, and the intro to the movie introducing the history around the Cold War at the time was fun to watch.

    It didn't seem like the usual Guy Ritchie style, but I've only seen Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels so eh.

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
    Shut Next off right before the ending and you have one of the ballsiest movies I've ever seen.

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