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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    He's in lots of movies... You just don't realize it.

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    Desert LeviathanDesert Leviathan Registered User regular
    If Sam Worthington were at some point replaced by a life-sized cardboard cut-out of himself, I don't think anyone would notice. He always feels to me like he was the MoCap guy who was just reading lines to help the other people in the scene, but they intended to CGI in a Real Actor over top of him. It definitely doesn't help his case that the only things I've seen him in, Terminator Salvation, Avatar, and Clash of the Titans, were three of the most over-hyped shitstorms I've ever endured.

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    He seems like a Sam Worthington that caught on to me.

    vin diesel has more charisma in his pinky than worthington has in his whole body

    I mean

    So do I

    Most of us do, probably

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    EtchwartsEtchwarts Eyes Up Registered User regular
    Vin Diesel isn't an amazing actor, but I'm always happy to see him

    I think it's just because he seems like such a cool dude

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Vin deisel is very charismatic but not a great actor

    That's ok though it turns out this is the case for a lot of actors who are very successful

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    I have a soft spot for the Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider movies

    Mainly because I have a soft spot for Angelina Jolie and for Tomb Raider

    That said I'm hoping the Alicia Vikander film will be much much better

    I was talking about the new Tomb Raider with a friend just now and I realized that this isn't quite correct

    When Tomb Raider (the movie) hit, I saw it in theaters (my first date!), and for me, Angelina Jolie was that role, but I'm now realizing it's because I'd never seen her in anything else at that point in time. That was my first exposure to her, aside from that whole media kerfuffle where she kissed her brother the wrong way or whatever

    And now I also realize that I've never seen Alicia Vikander in anything and kinda want this to repeat itself? I'd very much like my first exposure to her as an actress to be as Lara Croft

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I want a big hug from vin diesel

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    And now I also realize that I've never seen Alicia Vikander in anything and kinda want this to repeat itself? I'd very much like my first exposure to her as an actress to be as Lara Croft
    My first exposure to Vikander was Ex Machina

    pretty fantastic

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    HawkstoneHawkstone Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things. Somewhere outside of BarstowRegistered User regular
    Vin deisel is very charismatic but not a great actor

    That's ok though it turns out this is the case for a lot of actors who are very successful

    The number of actors that aren't just playing a amped up or slightly bent version themselves in movie after movie is staggering. Some of them are pretty darn well regarded too. The people that actually disappear into a role are always my favorites though. Gary Oldman will always have a huge place in my heart for his ability to so fully become a new character time and again.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Hawkstone wrote: »
    Vin deisel is very charismatic but not a great actor

    That's ok though it turns out this is the case for a lot of actors who are very successful

    The number of actors that aren't just playing a amped up or slightly bent version themselves in movie after movie is staggering. Some of them are pretty darn well regarded too. The people that actually disappear into a role are always my favorites though. Gary Oldman will always have a huge place in my heart for his ability to so fully become a new character time and again.

    To be fair, its still hard to "play yourself" in a movie

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Yeah, the idea that playing yourself makes you a bad actor seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding of acting to me

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    HawkstoneHawkstone Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things. Somewhere outside of BarstowRegistered User regular
    Hawkstone wrote: »
    Vin deisel is very charismatic but not a great actor

    That's ok though it turns out this is the case for a lot of actors who are very successful

    The number of actors that aren't just playing a amped up or slightly bent version themselves in movie after movie is staggering. Some of them are pretty darn well regarded too. The people that actually disappear into a role are always my favorites though. Gary Oldman will always have a huge place in my heart for his ability to so fully become a new character time and again.

    To be fair, its still hard to "play yourself" in a movie

    I am not saying it makes you a bad actor, after all believable emotion is vastly more important than anything in a perfomance.....but it does at times create a treadmill effect for me. Where an other wise interesting movie can have the draw back of maybe not wanting to see that person again when I just saw them in something else, or even worse is when they are a person I don't really care for in particular and they are in a movie I otherwise might enjoy. Where as if they were the type to disappear into a roll that phenomenon would be less pronounced.

    It doesn't make them a bad actor...but it does make choosing a movie they are in less likely for me at times.

    Inside of a dog...it's too dark to read.
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    KetarKetar Come on upstairs we're having a partyRegistered User regular
    porn parody titles are lazy and boring now

    it'd be "this ain't jack reacher XXX" or something

    That's a shame. When I was young my parents had bought me some giant almanac that I used to bring to grade school and look through for random interesting info with friends. I still remember we came across the section that included some of the best or most successful porn parody titles of that era for some bizarre reason. On Golden Blond and Field of Reams will apparently stay with me until I die. 25-ish years later and they still come to mind immediately when the subject comes up.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    They still do the pun names sometimes, like the recent "Ten-Inch Mutant Ninja Turtles"

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    wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    I'm a few pages late but regarding recent porn parodies aren't DC ones usually more faithful to the source material than the WB films?

    I'M NOT FINISHED WITH YOU!!!
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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    wirehead26 wrote: »
    I'm a few pages late but regarding recent porn parodies aren't DC ones usually more faithful to the source material than the WB films?

    This quote tree I'm creating right now is more faithful to DC source material than the WB films

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    i saw lara croft: tomb raider: cradle of life in theaters because i was dumb enough to let the same friend who dragged me to see adam sandler's eight crazy nights in theaters pick the movie again

    i was the dumbest teen

    I submit I was the dumbest because one of my first dates with my now wife was to go see Carrot Top's movie.

    BLM - ACAB
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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    i saw lara croft: tomb raider: cradle of life in theaters because i was dumb enough to let the same friend who dragged me to see adam sandler's eight crazy nights in theaters pick the movie again

    i was the dumbest teen

    I submit I was the dumbest because one of my first dates with my now wife was to go see Carrot Top's movie.

    hachi machi

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    i saw lara croft: tomb raider: cradle of life in theaters because i was dumb enough to let the same friend who dragged me to see adam sandler's eight crazy nights in theaters pick the movie again

    i was the dumbest teen

    I submit I was the dumbest because one of my first dates with my now wife was to go see Carrot Top's movie.

    naw man

    seeing chairman of the board is something you gotta do

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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    wirehead26 wrote: »
    I'm a few pages late but regarding recent porn parodies aren't DC ones usually more faithful to the source material than the WB films?

    One dvd review group once advised that the porn parody dvd of Adam west Batman came with a cut that took out the porn scenes and just had the acting.

    He said it was fun.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    wirehead26 wrote: »
    I'm a few pages late but regarding recent porn parodies aren't DC ones usually more faithful to the source material than the WB films?

    I don't know about their plots or whatever, but I like their Harley better at least.

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    mRahmanimRahmani DetroitRegistered User regular
    TrippyJing wrote: »
    I saw Jason Bourne today. It's definitely...fourth best, out of the Damon Bourne movies, and it spends most of the movie looking for a reason to exist.
    They kill Julia Stiles in the first big chase sequence of the movie, and then completely forget about her, and they fully don't give a shit about the woman from the first movie, which is super unfortunate. And then they take the guy who killed Julia Stiles and have him be the one who also killed Jason Bourne's dad, which is a story beat we only learn about in this movie that...I dunno, is supposed to be a reason Bourne is doing anything? But he doesn't really seem to give a shit about it?

    It's a better belated, unnecessary sequel than Independence Day 2, given that the Bourne series can at least plumb some relevance from current events (they name drop Snowden like, six times), but nobody involved seems to care that much about it, and there's really nobody in this movie that I really care enough about to ratchet up the tension the way this series can when it's firing on all cylinders.

    I dunno. I didn't hate it, because that would take more effort than anyone involved seemed to put into making it. Kind of a bummer.

    I also did not hate it, but I also don't think it really did anything better than what the previous movies have already done.

    I also feel like the fight choreography got worse?

    There was like...one classic Bourne fight scene, and it wasn't great, yeah. And none of the chase scenes were up to the standard they'd set in previous movies. Doesn't help that there's no real tension in any of the scenes, because you don't really care what happens to anyone because you're given no reason to.

    I thought it was a little dumbed down compared to the previous ones. I felt like the previous movies always made at least an effort to be somewhat plausible and the new one...
    Couple of scenes that really irked me:

    "Look, a smudge with yellow hair. ENHAAAAANCE" (this is a pet peeve of mine)

    "There's a phone in the same room as the laptop! I can use it to delete everything!" (At which point the 4 of us at the theater all went "HOW" simultaneously)

    Bourne getting smashed in the head with a 20lb barbell and just shrugging it off is a little ridiculous, so is the SWAT truck plowing through 100 stationary cars

    It wasn't a bad movie by any means, it was a perfectly entertaining generic action flick. I just had higher expectations than "generic action flick" from a Bourne movie.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    i saw lara croft: tomb raider: cradle of life in theaters because i was dumb enough to let the same friend who dragged me to see adam sandler's eight crazy nights in theaters pick the movie again

    i was the dumbest teen

    I submit I was the dumbest because one of my first dates with my now wife was to go see Carrot Top's movie.

    hachi machi

    It stinks!

    BLM - ACAB
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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    i saw lara croft: tomb raider: cradle of life in theaters because i was dumb enough to let the same friend who dragged me to see adam sandler's eight crazy nights in theaters pick the movie again

    i was the dumbest teen

    I submit I was the dumbest because one of my first dates with my now wife was to go see Carrot Top's movie.

    hachi machi

    It stinks!

    Buy my book!

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    as the physical embodiment of jay sherman, let me just sing:

    i like french films

    pretentious, boring french films

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    honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    wirehead26 wrote: »
    I'm a few pages late but regarding recent porn parodies aren't DC ones usually more faithful to the source material than the WB films?

    I don't know about their plots or whatever, but I like their Harley better at least.

    jared-leto-suicide-squad-break-paris-03.jpg

    When the porn costume has about 10 times as much material to it than your design, you might have to do some thinking.

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    i saw lara croft: tomb raider: cradle of life in theaters because i was dumb enough to let the same friend who dragged me to see adam sandler's eight crazy nights in theaters pick the movie again

    i was the dumbest teen

    I submit I was the dumbest because one of my first dates with my now wife was to go see Carrot Top's movie.

    naw man

    seeing chairman of the board is something you gotta do

    I prefer to spell it b-o-r-e-d

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    GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    I can feel myself just physically morphing into Jay Sherman as the years go on.

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    nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    Scratchy wrote: »
    I thought that too, but apparently a lot of folks like it which is why I'm asking if anyone here has seen it and if it's worth a watch.

    If your friends like that movie they like it because it says bad things about Hilary and don't care if the bad things makes sense or not.

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    I can feel myself just physically morphing into Jay Sherman as the years go on.

    all i need is the sweater at this point

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    Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    Ice cream is ok I guess. I like it more than Vin Diesel.

    I don't like desert food though.

    Maybe you should try dessert instead.

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    GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    I can feel myself just physically morphing into Jay Sherman as the years go on.

    all i need is the sweater at this point

    I'm still at like Jeff Goldblum in a costume level Brundlefly.

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    CenoCeno pizza time Registered User regular
    I have a soft spot for the Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider movies

    Mainly because I have a soft spot for Angelina Jolie and for Tomb Raider

    That said I'm hoping the Alicia Vikander film will be much much better

    I was talking about the new Tomb Raider with a friend just now and I realized that this isn't quite correct

    When Tomb Raider (the movie) hit, I saw it in theaters (my first date!), and for me, Angelina Jolie was that role, but I'm now realizing it's because I'd never seen her in anything else at that point in time. That was my first exposure to her, aside from that whole media kerfuffle where she kissed her brother the wrong way or whatever

    And now I also realize that I've never seen Alicia Vikander in anything and kinda want this to repeat itself? I'd very much like my first exposure to her as an actress to be as Lara Croft

    Tomb Raider is one of my favorite franchises ever so I'll go see whatever they put out

    I first saw Jolie in Hackers

    I first saw Vikander in Ex Machina

    Both are incredible

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    GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    Ice cream is ok I guess. I like it more than Vin Diesel.

    I don't like desert food though.

    Maybe you should try dessert instead.

    I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.

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    AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    edited August 2016


    Tatum will be playing the mermaid

    Tatum will be playing the mermaid

    AtomicTofu on
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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    AtomicTofu wrote: »


    Tatum will be playing the mermaid

    Tatum will be playing the mermaid

    I'm sold already

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    honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    AtomicTofu wrote: »


    Tatum will be playing the mermaid

    Tatum will be playing the mermaid

    That thought got into my head even while still scrolling past the headline.

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    just from that one episode of idiotsitter that tatum guest starred on, i'm already pumped at seeing him and jillian bell together again

    they had fantastic chemistry

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Give me Jillian Bell in everything.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Wasn't the Star Trek: TNG porn parody explicitly written as an episode of the series?

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