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    Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    I didn't say Craig isn't a good actor, or that he didn't do a good job in the Bond movies. I said that the Bond movies (yes, including Casino Royale) don't require a ton of acting skill. Similarly, I didn't say anything about Logan Lucky or whether Craig was good in it. The question is whether he is the reason people went to go see the movie. I just find it really surprising that Craig would get offered that much given other options are available.

    Maybe it's a case of them not wanting to accidentally screw it up and being willing to take less out of the overall earnings in exchange for another sure thing? The people that own the Bond franchise treat it like an ATM, right?

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    wanderingwandering Russia state-affiliated media Registered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    I don't think they're paying him anywhere near that much, but he's been pretty good in the Bond movies. It may be that he wants to do another one so that he can end on a high.

    Or even end on "reasonably decent film."

    Jesus fuck, internet hyperbole has really caught up to Spectre, huh?

    It's not that bad, you guys. A solid B-grade.
    Yeah it’s like there’s something hanging over the film. I can’t think of the word for it but it’s like this looming disembodied spirit is haunting it

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    GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    I mostly just thought it was frighteningly boring.

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    I didn't say Craig isn't a good actor, or that he didn't do a good job in the Bond movies. I said that the Bond movies (yes, including Casino Royale) don't require a ton of acting skill. Similarly, I didn't say anything about Logan Lucky or whether Craig was good in it. The question is whether he is the reason people went to go see the movie. I just find it really surprising that Craig would get offered that much given other options are available.

    Maybe it's a case of them not wanting to accidentally screw it up and being willing to take less out of the overall earnings in exchange for another sure thing? The people that own the Bond franchise treat it like an ATM, right?
    I mean

    I would argue they do require acting skill, at least nowadays

    Craig is good in those movies because he is both a good actor and also the newer Bonds have a good bit more depth to them than they used to and are requiring a more nuanced lead.

    I like some of the older Bonds and would disagree that none of them had acting skill, but I definitely think Craig brings a lot of talent to the role, which itself is asking for it

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    3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    I don't think they're paying him anywhere near that much, but he's been pretty good in the Bond movies. It may be that he wants to do another one so that he can end on a high.

    Or even end on "reasonably decent film."

    Jesus fuck, internet hyperbole has really caught up to Spectre, huh?

    It's not that bad, you guys. A solid B-grade.

    I have no idea what the internet discourse is. I saw it and felt like I had been kicked in the nuts. I fucking HATE Spectre.

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    nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    I suspect that the people holding the Bond license are unusually interested in not recasting Bond for as long as they can. As long as Craig returns they get to sidestep questions involving Bond always being a white dude. Whoever they pick afterwards people will be very angry. Hopefully white supremacists/sexist.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »
    3clipse wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    I don't think they're paying him anywhere near that much, but he's been pretty good in the Bond movies. It may be that he wants to do another one so that he can end on a high.

    Or even end on "reasonably decent film."

    Jesus fuck, internet hyperbole has really caught up to Spectre, huh?

    It's not that bad, you guys. A solid B-grade.

    I have no idea what the internet discourse is. I saw it and felt like I had been kicked in the nuts. I fucking HATE Spectre.

    Don't ever watch Die Another Day, Octopussy or The World Is Not Enough, then. You'll suffer extreme testicular trauma.

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    HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    I thought Spectre was alright, I'd rather have Mads Mikkelsen annihilate my undercarriage with a big knotty rope than watch Quantum of Solace again though

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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    We do seem to be on a reverse original Star Trek movie order so the next one being odd means it’ll be really good!

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    okay, this looks absolutely wonderful

    https://youtu.be/i5LUKX97bNA

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    I bought Quantum Of Solace on Blu-Ray for full price with actual money that I had worked to earn and I turned it off after twenty minutes. It was fucking horrible.

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I think QoS was the weakest of the Craig Bonds. Which is annoying, because the villain's plot was really timely and should have had a lot of real-world resonance.

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    VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    I quite enjoyed Die Another Day to be honest

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    EtchwartsEtchwarts Eyes Up Registered User regular
    Before Ant-Man and the Wasp there was a trailer for a movie called The Hate U Give, which was harrowing

    Does anyone know if that book was any good?

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    it's a slightly more uplifting teen do the right thing. it owns.

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    LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    Before Ant-Man and the Wasp there was a trailer for a movie called The Hate U Give, which was harrowing

    Does anyone know if that book was any good?

    it's got a hell of a lot of praise. a friend gave me a copy as a present, but i haven't gotten round to reading it yet

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    My friend who is a middle school English teacher loves it and cant wait for the movie

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    astrobstrdastrobstrd So full of mercy... Registered User regular
    After listening to last week's How Did This Get Made?, I checked out Never Too Young to Die. Gene Simmons sure was going for something in that movie.

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    We do seem to be on a reverse original Star Trek movie order so the next one being odd means it’ll be really good!

    The next one will be even though!

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Veldrin wrote: »
    I quite enjoyed Die Another Day to be honest

    Oh yeah totally, me too - but I'm not going to argue for it being a good Bond film.

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Oh I saw that trailer and it looked really - yes, harrowing is the right word. I feel like I should see it.

    On that note, I keep coming back to thoughts about Sorry To Bother You. I don’t think any other movie has ever made me question my own reactions to this degree. Like
    the rap scene

    My initial reaction was ”this is hilarious” but I also felt like that wasn’t the right reaction and I feel it more and more that it was really horrifying and that I should have been horrified and that I’m kind of a dick for not being horrified by it.

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    stargrove!

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    MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    I think QoS was the weakest of the Craig Bonds. Which is annoying, because the villain's plot was really timely and should have had a lot of real-world resonance.

    What's weird to me is that the PS3 game ended up being pretty decent and then they just

    Stopped makin' em.

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    I didn't say Craig isn't a good actor, or that he didn't do a good job in the Bond movies. I said that the Bond movies (yes, including Casino Royale) don't require a ton of acting skill. Similarly, I didn't say anything about Logan Lucky or whether Craig was good in it. The question is whether he is the reason people went to go see the movie. I just find it really surprising that Craig would get offered that much given other options are available.

    Maybe it's a case of them not wanting to accidentally screw it up and being willing to take less out of the overall earnings in exchange for another sure thing? The people that own the Bond franchise treat it like an ATM, right?

    What the heck is "acting skill"

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    I didn't say Craig isn't a good actor, or that he didn't do a good job in the Bond movies. I said that the Bond movies (yes, including Casino Royale) don't require a ton of acting skill. Similarly, I didn't say anything about Logan Lucky or whether Craig was good in it. The question is whether he is the reason people went to go see the movie. I just find it really surprising that Craig would get offered that much given other options are available.

    Maybe it's a case of them not wanting to accidentally screw it up and being willing to take less out of the overall earnings in exchange for another sure thing? The people that own the Bond franchise treat it like an ATM, right?

    What the heck is "acting skill"

    satan's work

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    I didn't say Craig isn't a good actor, or that he didn't do a good job in the Bond movies. I said that the Bond movies (yes, including Casino Royale) don't require a ton of acting skill. Similarly, I didn't say anything about Logan Lucky or whether Craig was good in it. The question is whether he is the reason people went to go see the movie. I just find it really surprising that Craig would get offered that much given other options are available.

    Maybe it's a case of them not wanting to accidentally screw it up and being willing to take less out of the overall earnings in exchange for another sure thing? The people that own the Bond franchise treat it like an ATM, right?

    What the heck is "acting skill"

    I'm gonna go out on limb here and guess it's a person's skill at acting? Some people are better at acting than others, like Jai Courtney is pretty bad and Jake Gyllenhaal is pretty good.

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    I didn't say Craig isn't a good actor, or that he didn't do a good job in the Bond movies. I said that the Bond movies (yes, including Casino Royale) don't require a ton of acting skill. Similarly, I didn't say anything about Logan Lucky or whether Craig was good in it. The question is whether he is the reason people went to go see the movie. I just find it really surprising that Craig would get offered that much given other options are available.

    Maybe it's a case of them not wanting to accidentally screw it up and being willing to take less out of the overall earnings in exchange for another sure thing? The people that own the Bond franchise treat it like an ATM, right?

    What the heck is "acting skill"

    I'm gonna go out on limb here and guess it's a person's skill at acting? Some people are better at acting than others, like Jai Courtney is pretty bad and Jake Gyllenhaal is pretty good.

    Does Doug Jones' silent work in Pan's Labyrinth require more or less acting skill than Viola Davis' monologue in Doubt?

    Just trying to get a handle on how a multitude of different disciplines and tools are boiled down to a single "acting skill"

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    EtchwartsEtchwarts Eyes Up Registered User regular
    You just need to press "C" to open Viola Davis' character sheet, see what kind of spec she's running

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    it is easy to act, actually

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    I didn't say Craig isn't a good actor, or that he didn't do a good job in the Bond movies. I said that the Bond movies (yes, including Casino Royale) don't require a ton of acting skill. Similarly, I didn't say anything about Logan Lucky or whether Craig was good in it. The question is whether he is the reason people went to go see the movie. I just find it really surprising that Craig would get offered that much given other options are available.

    Maybe it's a case of them not wanting to accidentally screw it up and being willing to take less out of the overall earnings in exchange for another sure thing? The people that own the Bond franchise treat it like an ATM, right?

    What the heck is "acting skill"

    I'm gonna go out on limb here and guess it's a person's skill at acting? Some people are better at acting than others, like Jai Courtney is pretty bad and Jake Gyllenhaal is pretty good.

    Does Doug Jones' silent work in Pan's Labyrinth require more or less acting skill than Viola Davis' monologue in Doubt?

    Just trying to get a handle on how a multitude of different disciplines and tools are boiled down to a single "acting skill"

    Pfft, no talking? How easy! Just like Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin, no skill required.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited August 2018
    edit: ghosted?

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    Really the build up to Spectre was the neat part that paid off in a rather poor way I feel that movie really lets down from the story they were building up

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    BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    it is easy to act, actually

    Gregory Peck said it was his greatest role

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    VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Pooro, I feel like you’re taking a bit of an overly aggressive and disingenuous approach to a legitimate misuse of the term.

    Acting skill is absolutely a thing, but Inquisitor77 just didn’t use the term very appropriately.

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    Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    ya'll gonna make me act a fool up in here

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    ya'll gonna make me act a fool up in here

    Do it. Don't threaten me with a good time if you're not willing to follow through.

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Veldrin wrote: »
    Pooro, I feel like you’re taking a bit of an overly aggressive and disingenuous approach to a legitimate misuse of the term.

    Acting skill is absolutely a thing, but Inquisitor77 just didn’t use the term very appropriately.

    I don't think "heck" is a particular aggressive term?

    And I don't think "acting skill" is a thing, really. It seems like a not-especially-useful simplification of a lot of different shit

    And I think it's lame when folks think acting in action movies is easy or not requiring skill; it deligitimizes a genre in a needless and haughty way. I'm not being "disingenuous," I'm pushing back gently against a sentiment I disagree with.

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Pretty much every time someone talks about how X doesn't seem like they're "acting much" or that this or that roll doesn't seem like it requires much acting skill, they're probably wrong.

    That's just my gut take on it.

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    existexist Registered User regular
    there is no such thing as "acting skill" only b/c it's literally the easiest thing to do on earth

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited August 2018

    Making a movie takes much more than acting ability

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