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Pacific Rim 2 is dead, who cares about [movies] anymore

EtchwartsEtchwarts Eyes UpRegistered User regular
edited January 2016 in Social Entropy++
I'm watching Rocky! It's pretty good, but I forgot how weird the Adrian/Rocky relationship was to start with, but otherwise it's great!

Anyway, let's talk about movies!

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    He will not leave that poor woman alone

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I hate Paulie in the first movie. The way he treats his sister makes me sick.

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Paulie is a fucking scumbag for the entire series

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Yeah but he's at his worst in the first movie

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    paulie is the exact kind of friend someone like rocky would have

    hell, i've had a friend like paulie

    hell, i've BEEN people's paulie

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    paulie is the exact kind of friend someone like rocky would have

    hell, i've had a friend like paulie

    hell, i've BEEN people's paulie

    You're my Paulie

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I'm your huckleberry

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    paulie is the exact kind of friend someone like rocky would have

    hell, i've had a friend like paulie

    hell, i've BEEN people's paulie

    You're my Paulie

    where's my robot

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    AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    edited December 2015
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    EtchwartsEtchwarts Eyes Up Registered User regular
    I just finished it!

    That movie is a-okay!

    I was pleasantly surprised by how into the last match I was, even knowing how it ended

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    paulie is the exact kind of friend someone like rocky would have

    hell, i've had a friend like paulie

    hell, i've BEEN people's paulie

    You're my Paulie

    where's my robot

    Does it look like your fucking birthday

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    paulie is the exact kind of friend someone like rocky would have

    hell, i've had a friend like paulie

    hell, i've BEEN people's paulie

    You're my Paulie

    where's my robot

    Does it look like your fucking birthday

    YES

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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
    So, my best friend & I are watching Hunger Games: Mokingjay Part 1 for the first time.

    And man... Man, my buddy here hates this film series.

    He hates everything about it to the point that he is rooting on Donald Sutherland's character.

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    wait donald sutherland isn't the protagonist?

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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
    wait donald sutherland isn't the protagonist?

    From a certain point of view, yes.

    I'm obviously rooting for the real hero of this film series...

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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    Peeta is playing Denny in James Franco's The Room movie

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    Rocky is amazing
    Rocky II, also pretty good
    Rocky III is overrated but still fun
    Rocky IV is pretty good
    Rocky V is a mess
    Rocky Balboa is maybe the best of the first six
    And then Creed is probably the best of the seven

    It never comes to mind when I think about great film series but it's pretty consistently high

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    EtchwartsEtchwarts Eyes Up Registered User regular
    I still need to see all of Balboa

    I'm going to try to work my way through all of them but V before seeing Creed

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I think other than Rocky V, which is the only straight up bad one, II is maybe my least favorite
    Rocky IV is definitely the one I enjoy the most and will watch pretty much at the drop of a hat

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Rocky is really, really annoying in that first movie

    He never shuts up

    The only likable people in that movie are Adrian and Apollo Creed

    and the fish and the turtle

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    PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    edited December 2015
    Just got out of Spectre.

    I really enjoyed it!

    I liked Casino Royale and Skyfall, and even enjoyed Quantum though it's not particularly a replay candidate, and I get what they were going for with the way those movies were made, but they just never seemed like Bond movies, they didn't seem like they came from the same franchise that birthed ludicrous storylines like Moonraker, Goldeneye and Man with the Golden Gun.

    This movie was just a giant ball of fun that was ridiculous as only James Bond could be.

    I thought it was really nice to see Daniel Craig's last bond film showing us how his version of bond would act in the 'typical' bond story. Like, I'm pretty sure this was Craig's first big bad who actually had their own legit evil guy base with henchmen, and it was great.

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    rocky ii is my favorite of the franchise, by a wide margin. it just speaks to very real fears.

    the rocky franchise has always been weird as by respecting it, you have to respect stallone and a lot of popular film discourse seems incapable of bridging that gap.

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    EtchwartsEtchwarts Eyes Up Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    Rocky is really, really annoying in that first movie

    He never shuts up

    The only likable people in that movie are Adrian and Apollo Creed

    and the fish and the turtle

    Turtles! Plural! Cuff and Link!

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    I'm pretty sure I've seen nearly every Stallone film

    Even The Party at Kitty and Stud's

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Stallone's reputation seems to precede the man

    Like in my mind he is what popular culture portrays him as, a mumbling dumbass who makes action schlock

    And then I watched some of the interviews with him for Creed and he's a super smart goodhearted guy with a lot of eloquent things to say

    It's actually really nice that he'll be the first person to give all the credit for Creed's success to Ryan Coogler

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    I'm pretty sure I've seen nearly every Stallone film

    Even The Party at Kitty and Stud's

    even the zookeeper?

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    the public perception of stallone says a lot about how we treat people with disabilities.

    i mean the reason he speaks the way he does and has that lip curl is because half his face has been paralyzed since birth due to a forceps accident.

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    KrieghundKrieghund Registered User regular
    Really? I just thought it was some kind of New York Italian whatever. Never knew he had a problem.

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    I'm pretty sure I've seen nearly every Stallone film

    Even The Party at Kitty and Stud's

    even the zookeeper?

    Alright, I'm gonna go over his filmography and list all the Stallone films I've seen (but no I haven't seen The Zookeeper)

    Actually

    Here are the Stallone films I haven't seen, this will be way quicker:

    No Place to Hide
    Staying Alive
    Taxi 3
    Shade
    Kambakkht Ishq
    Zookeeper
    Escape Plan
    The Expendables 3
    Reach Me

    Most of that is stuff from the last fifteen years but yeah

    I saw Spy Kids 3D in theaters because Stallone was in it

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    One of the other things that makes Rocky Balboa a hard character to take is that it immediately became clear to me that my boss has completely modeled himself after Rocky

    He does the exact same thing of filling every possible silence with inane shit and repeating nonsense until you respond

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    his accent is philly brand italian, but his mushed words are because half his face don't work.

    between that and the fact he's a short guy, it explains why he became so obsessed with body image. if you see him talk at length about his career, he'll always tell you how insane it was getting into an impossible shape for the role. he's really a super insecure guy, in that respect.

    that's why rocky balboa resonates. he taps into that well of insecurity and uses it, instead of hiding from it like he would in his action hero days.

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    I'm pretty sure I've seen nearly every Stallone film

    Even The Party at Kitty and Stud's

    even the zookeeper?

    Alright, I'm gonna go over his filmography and list all the Stallone films I've seen (but no I haven't seen The Zookeeper)

    Actually

    Here are the Stallone films I haven't seen, this will be way quicker:

    No Place to Hide
    Staying Alive
    Taxi 3
    Shade
    Kambakkht Ishq
    Zookeeper
    Escape Plan
    The Expendables 3
    Reach Me

    Most of that is stuff from the last fifteen years but yeah

    I saw Spy Kids 3D in theaters because Stallone was in it

    escape plan is secretly a brilliant movie that examines exactly what it means to be sly stallone.

    check it out.

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I quite liked Escape Plan
    It also had the only instance I've seen of Schwarzenegger actually speaking German, which was kinda bizarre

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    Escape Plan and Grudge Match both came out within months of each other and seemed like pretty much the movies that people wanted to see in the '80s and '90s

    Action movie with Stallone and Schwarzenegger, and Rocky vs. Raging Bull

    Grudge Match wasn't very good, which dampened some of my excitement on seeing Escape Plan, but now I think I'll check it out

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    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    1 thing I think maybe would've made the original Rocky better is have it start with Rocky and Adrian already together

    You lose part of a subplot, but you also lose all that creepy shit and they already go from 0 to 60 on "this guy won't leave me alone" to "we're in love and support each other" anyway

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    EtchwartsEtchwarts Eyes Up Registered User regular
    On the subject of Stallone and people being shitty about the way he speaks, is the title of this thread in poor taste, do you guys think? If definitely wasn't my intention, but if that's the read people are getting off of it I'd be happy to change it.

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    On the subject of Stallone and people being shitty about the way he speaks, is the title of this thread in poor taste, do you guys think? If definitely wasn't my intention, but if that's the read people are getting off of it I'd be happy to change it.

    nah it's a reflection of a very real east coast dialect

    if you jumbled the words together maybe then it mighta been too much

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    1 thing I think maybe would've made the original Rocky better is have it start with Rocky and Adrian already together

    You lose part of a subplot, but you also lose all that creepy shit and they already go from 0 to 60 on "this guy won't leave me alone" to "we're in love and support each other" anyway

    i feel like you need the rocky bugging adrian scenes, as yeah he's annoying, but it reflects his insecurity. today's the kinda guy that gets freaked out by quiet.

    it also humanizes him.

    rocky starts the movie as a mob enforcer. if he's already dating adrian, then she is tacitly okay with this, and rocky had no impetus to be a better person.

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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
    So, this evening I decided to watch a Clockwork Orange.

    The last time I watched this was in the 8th grade when my dad said, "I think its about time you saw this."

    I think...

    I think my dad may have...

    He may have made a very bold choice showing his 15 year-old son this film.

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Clockwork Orange blows

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