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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    I can think of

    2 good female aaron sorkin characters

    and they're both from west wing

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    I can think of

    2 good female aaron sorkin characters

    and they're both from west wing

    The only good thing I hear about the Newsroom is always about Olivia Munn

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    I can think of

    2 good female aaron sorkin characters

    and they're both from west wing

    The only good thing I hear about the Newsroom is always about Olivia Munn

    eeeeh her character is fine but she is mansplained to a lot

    Also I do not care for Olivia Munn at all but thats not here nor there

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    turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    I always get Olivia Munn mixed up with Morgan Webb.

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    David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    I can think of

    2 good female aaron sorkin characters

    and they're both from west wing

    The only good thing I hear about the Newsroom is always about Olivia Munn

    eeeeh her character is fine but she is mansplained to a lot

    Is it still mansplaining when it's done to everyone, all the time? At some point, doesn't it graduate to bloviating?

    I love Sports Night and West Wing but ever since then, every Sorkin show has been about how he loves to hear his own voice coming out of someone else. I didn't see The Social Network, so maybe he's better in that setting, but I'm having increasing trouble actually seeing characters in Sorkin shows.

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    What is so great about Lucille Ball

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    NeoTomaNeoToma Registered User regular
    edited September 2015
    Rainfall wrote: »
    There's a lot of stuff that appears in Pacific Rim that was really explained and developed in ancillary materials as well as interviews before release! The movie did a really shit job of communicating any of those ideas.

    Examples?
    Giant monsters show up from the ocean. We make robots to fight them. All you need to know to hop into the movie and all covered in less than 2 minutes.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    What is so great about Lucille Ball

    she was one of the first great comedic actresses and also had a fairly fascinating personal life

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    Watching Cinema Snob's The New York Ripper vid, why did Lucio Fulci think giving the killer a Donald Duck voice was a good idea?

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    What is so great about Lucille Ball

    What?

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    RadiusRadius Registered User regular
    I don't even like her show, but I understand what's so great about Lucille Ball.

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    JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    What is so great about Lucille Ball

    She thought she heard russian commie transmissions through her fillings one time.

    So... I dunno.

    I love lucy is pretty good, especially in the context of being one of the first TV shows ever.

    and I wonder about my neighbors even though I don't have them
    but they're listening to every word I say
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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    I was legit asking, it was not a rhetorical "what was so great about that Lucille Ball anyways"

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    TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    JebusUD wrote: »
    What is so great about Lucille Ball

    She thought she heard russian commie transmissions through her fillings one time.

    So... I dunno.

    I love lucy is pretty good, especially in the context of being one of the first TV shows ever.

    Unconfirmed if that actually came from Lucille Ball.

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular


    lucille ball fought to put an interracial marriage on television in the fifties

    like, put aside everything else

    that shit is beyond ballsy

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    Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    Canterbury Tales is a movie that's good for what ails you.

    Because I don't know about you people, but everything everywhere lately has been total bullshit.

    And Lucille Ball is amazing because A) She pioneered using film for television (which is why The Untouchables, The Andy Griffith Show, and I Love Lucy survive to this day, in syndication forever and ever, amen) and B) She also helped to pioneer the three-camera TV show. Basically Lucy not only invented TV. Her company also produced Mission: Impossible and Star Trek, so, like, you're welcome JJ Abrams.

    I'm sorry if someone already went over this.

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    builderr0rbuilderr0r Registered User regular
    I don't like pacific rim

    It was all style and no substance

    I thought I was literally the only person in the world who had this opinion...I really wanted to like the movie, and was excited to see it too. ><

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    lucille ball is one of my heroes not just because of her almost impossible sounding list of accomplishments, but also for her steadfast refusal to age gracefully

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    I've never actually seen anything with Lucille Ball in it

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Lucille Ball was a registered communist who only dodged the blacklist with a reeeeeal flimsy lie, thanks largely to Hoover really liking her show

    This has nothing to do with how big a badass she was; it's just an interesting bit o' history

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Lucille Ball was a woman who had her own scripted TV show in the 50s

    That would kinda be enough on its own

    She did a million more things

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Vitameatavegamin can make me fuckin' howl with laughter, and that episode is 63 friggin years old

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    JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    TrippyJing wrote: »
    JebusUD wrote: »
    What is so great about Lucille Ball

    She thought she heard russian commie transmissions through her fillings one time.

    So... I dunno.

    I love lucy is pretty good, especially in the context of being one of the first TV shows ever.

    Unconfirmed if that actually came from Lucille Ball.

    She said it herself on the Dick Cavett show.

    Which probably makes her about 80% less goofy than most current celebrities in the baloney they believe.

    and I wonder about my neighbors even though I don't have them
    but they're listening to every word I say
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    -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    lucille ball was extraordinarily influential in a way that looking back on her she doesn't even seem like a real person

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    I didn't see anyone mention that Cate Blanchett is playing Lucille Ball in the Sorkin flick

    That's pretty dang awesome casting

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    Pacific Rim's depth was overstated by the enthusiasm of a lot of the fanbase who saw shit that wasn't there, as excitable nerds are wont to do these days

    I did, however, enjoy the simplicity of the muscular character archetypes used and enjoyed the movie a lot

    Pacific Rim is the worst film I've seen that is so beloved by so many people. I mean I get that giant robots fighting monsters tickles a very specific spot in some people's brains, but I thought it was drek and its popularity baffles me.

    But some people say the same about Fury Road. The world is bonkers and so are we.

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Quality tune, too

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    joshgotrojoshgotro Deviled Egg The Land of REAL CHILIRegistered User regular
    We still doing fave movie?

    Three way tie between The Incredibles, The Last Crusade, and Primer.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    Pacific Rim's depth was overstated by the enthusiasm of a lot of the fanbase who saw shit that wasn't there, as excitable nerds are wont to do these days

    I did, however, enjoy the simplicity of the muscular character archetypes used and enjoyed the movie a lot

    Pacific Rim is the worst film I've seen that is so beloved by so many people. I mean I get that giant robots fighting monsters tickles a very specific spot in some people's brains, but I thought it was drek and its popularity baffles me.

    But some people say the same about Fury Road. The world is bonkers and so are we.

    Easy potshot I guess but this is very very easily passion of the Christ for me

    What an awful, awful film

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    Despite me being a giant Star Wars nerd with far too many toys, my favorite movie of all time is easily The Princess Bride. I'd also put Clerks 2 right up there.

    I don't hate a lot of movies though - I can't think of one that I'd put on a list. The only movie I remember actively giving up on and shutting off those was Superman Returns out of absolute boredom. I also remember being really bothered by paying to see Bean in the theater and then having all the best material be stuff from his show.

    I also have favorite movie combos. There was a point where about once a month I'd watch No Escape and Surviving the Game back to back, and I remember a similar phase with Ed Wood and The Fisher King.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    The last movie I saw that I hated was Cold Mountain. How was that movie so well received? It was intolerable.

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    ChiselphaneChiselphane Registered User regular
    Without Lucille Ball, there would be no Star Trek.

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    i loved both the book and the movie of cold mountain, although the book was better

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    jaziekjaziek Bad at everything And mad about it.Registered User regular
    I watched "the speed of thought"/"scopers" the other day. Jesus christ that movie is awful. Probably in the bottom five films I've ever seen.

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    MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    I like Sorkin as a writer probably more than most, and his movie output as of late has been better than... well, I really l like The Newsroom, although the 24 hour broadcast cycle is something that a: gets me riled up and b: The Newsroom covers in such a hatefully vitriolic way that it's essentially expressing all of my feelings about it through the mouth of Jeff Daniels.

    Being said:

    I'm not sure about a Lucille Ball biopic penned by him.

    At all.

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    nicopernicusnicopernicus Registered User regular
    My top three change pretty often, but right now they are probably Raiders of the Lost Ark, Fantastic Mr Fox, and Oh Brother, Where Art Thou.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    We watched straight outa Compton tonight (only just released here)

    It was solid! But it didn't really have the frenetic pace and intensity of the trailers and I was kinda expecting a stronger showing with the
    Fuck the police climax in Detroit, it was fine, but I was just expecting a lot more of them versus the police, and all of the pent up frustration behind the song.

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Regarding mobster films and whatnot, I generally like them.

    Or perhaps I should revise that.

    I love everything Martin Scorsese makes and he has made some gangster films.

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHQI_MUbDGo
    Here is the (brief) trailer for that TV movie where Daniel Radcliffe is one of the brothers that created GTA and Bill Paxton is Jack Thompson

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