Against Everyone’s Better Judgement The [Movie] Thread is Open

1246792

Posts

  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    The water parks I went to had wooden tower things, with like, anti-slip mats on the steps? One of the problems I'd have with water parks, though, is that every slide kind of has to be gravity powered, by definition, so you'd have to walk up these large fuckin' wooden towers in the wind, and then wait to go in some fucking tube, and for someone who has problems with heights, this was no good. Roller coasters, at least, when you go up, you're sitting down and you're locked in place, and you're moving, so it's not...you know, as bad, and then you're just moving.

    Also it didn't matter how much sunscreen we put on at a water park, I was always fucking torched by the end of the day. Worst sunburns of my life have all happened at water parks.

    shoeboxjeddyN1tSt4lkerMegaMan001wandering
  • JedocJedoc Bringing the past to life so we can beat it to death with a shovelRegistered User regular
    edited August 27
    In college we went to Schlitterbahn and at the end of the day discovered that our driver had lost the keys on one of the slides. So we just had to slowly starve to death in a South Texas parking lot in June for two and a half hours waiting for the Chrysler rep to show up and sell us a new key for a hundred bucks.

    Jedoc on
    GDdCWMm.jpg
    wandering
  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    here's an unexpected twist that just reinforces how much I love that dude

    Steven Soderbergh was a major player in getting Bill & Ted 3 to finally happen
    Though the movie ultimately found financial support from producer Alex Lebovici and distribution from Orion executive John Hegeman — both avowed “Bill and Ted” fans going back to the ’80s — Soderbergh was the one who got excited about screenwriters Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon’s fresh take on the characters entering middle-age. He was also the one who picked up the phone, eventually finding director Dean Parisot (“Galaxy Quest”) to guide the project to completion.

    “I just volunteered to be a sort of glorified cheerleader for the project and make calls to the studios that had the rights to say, ‘I don’t understand why you aren’t doing this?'” said Soderbergh, speaking over Zoom with Winter and Solomon, who first told Soderbergh about the project when the pair worked together on “Mosaic” for HBO. Soderbergh delighted at the way the project juggled zaniness with genuine depth. “The script’s great and everybody wants to play again,” he recalled telling executives. “What’s the problem? I was just trying to help this logjam get unstuck. At the beginning it was kind of vague, and then we all made it clear how much we wanted to see this done.”

    6F32U1X.png
    MidniteKetarJohnny ChopsockyTicaldfjam3clipseN1tSt4lkerYaYashoeboxjeddyCommander ZoomDee KaeMaddocDoodmannBobbleOlivawSorceFencingsaxCheeselikerOne Thousand CablesKristmas Kthulhunever dieIloveslimesLinespider5knitdan
  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular


    EgcJL1FWoAATto0?format=jpg&name=900x900

    Costarring Awkwafina
    Directed by Don Hall (Big Hero 6) and Carlos Lopez Estrada (Blindspotting)
    Written by Adele Lim (Crazy Rich Asians)

    Entertainment Weekly article https://ew.com/movies/raya-last-dragon-first-look-kelly-marie-tran/

    Fuck yes.

    FishmanDoodmannchr1sh4ll3ttb3Doctor Detroit
  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    I live 1.7 miles away from a water park.

    An auto scrap yard rests between my suburban neighborhood and some more before arriving at Wild Waves!

    105c689b053ff99cfee72292afbad09d.png

    when I was a kid I lived the exact distance away from Wild Waves necessary for me to see and hear the commercials all summer long but never actually go there and it was fucking torture

  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    we'd get a lot of commercials for the six flags near chicago, and a park called adventureland in the middle of iowa. we made it to six flags a few times! would love to go back to that park once it makes sense to go back to theme parks

  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    @Shorty, I still want to shuttle a bunch of folks down to Wild Waves one year during PAX-South.

    Ross-Geller-Prime-Sig-A.jpg
    ShortyDevlin_Dragonus
  • KetarKetar Come on upstairs we're having a partyRegistered User regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    we'd get a lot of commercials for the six flags near chicago, and a park called adventureland in the middle of iowa. we made it to six flags a few times! would love to go back to that park once it makes sense to go back to theme parks

    I used to go to this small water park in the western burbs that was just off of Roosevelt Road. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebenezer_Floppen_Slopper's_Wonderful_Water_slides

    It tended to feel very dangerous and thus, extra fun.

    BhowReynolds
  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    Everytime I go to a water park I loudly declare "next time I'm getting water shoes!"

    Because it never actually happens.

  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Everytime I go to a water park I loudly declare "next time I'm getting water shoes!"

    Because it never actually happens.

    All shoes are water shoes if you believe!

    I am in the business of saving lives.
    Bobble
  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    Yeah but 6he nearest one is 3 hours away so I need them to be driving shoes.

    And who owns more than one pair? In this economy?

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Docshifty wrote: »
    Everytime I go to a water park I loudly declare "next time I'm getting water shoes!"

    Because it never actually happens.

    Water shoes suck

    Twitch Channel
    Steam: munkus_beaver
    Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but it dies in the process.
    http://www.ccfa.org/
    Dee KaeAndy JoeZonugalFencingsax
  • CarpyCarpy Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    I live 1.7 miles away from a water park.

    An auto scrap yard rests between my suburban neighborhood and some more before arriving at Wild Waves!

    105c689b053ff99cfee72292afbad09d.png

    I was going to make a crack about ignoring Enchanted Village like everyone else did when they went there but then I looked at that map and they just call it all Wild Waves now?

  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    Thinking after work tomorrow I'll watch Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey again, and then maybe this weekend buy Face the Music digitally on Amazon

    I dunno if I have the patience to wait for a physical release (Although I'll probably ALSO get that)

    97H9G7S.png PSN - Masked Unit | FFXIV - Laitarne Gilgamesh
  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Ask me about my scrotalist agenda Registered User regular
    edited August 28
    That is eerily similar to the waterpark I went to as a kid. It was called Fantasyland originally, and had life size doll houses, toadstools, statues of fairytale creatures etc, fairy stuff. Then it was redeveloped in the 90s into a water park and renamed Splash Planet. Or maybe lots of waterparks have a similar history?
    edit- huh, apparently the waterslide was invented in NZ in 1906. Oh, and the longest waterslide in the world was built in NZ. It was going to be installed in... Action Park. But the park has had financial issues and it seems to have not happened.

    Gvzbgul on
  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    gonna hammer this point again for a sec



    earlier this year I ran through a lot of Soderbergh stuff and I really strongly recommend people do that, because the dude has his finger on the pulse with regularity and is nearly always way ahead of the curve

    he'll make completely unpretentious arthouse stuff, and he's also capable of making the most down-the-middle crowdpleaser imaginable, and he can thread those two needles in a way that I don't know if there's anyone else equal to him

    6F32U1X.png
    MaddocRaijin QuickfootMs DappersarukunSweeney Tomshoeboxjeddy3clipseBobbleOlivawPoorochondriactynicMidniteCommander ZoomKetBrahonovereFencingsaxKristmas KthulhuDarkPrimusnever dieHappy Little Machine
  • Andy JoeAndy Joe The AdirondacksRegistered User regular
    edited August 28
    Looks like there'll probably be rain here Saturday, so I'll be going to the drive-in tomorrow instead.

    Andy Joe on
    XBL: Stealth Crane PSN: ajpet12 3DS: 1160-9999-5810 NNID: StealthCrane
    Pokemon Sword Name: Claíomh
  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    unfortunately he also directed The Laundromat

  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    edited August 28
    I just rewatched Dredd.

    Wanna know what movie rules? Dredd

    Beef Avenger on
    Steam ID
    PSN: Robo_Wizard1
    CFN: RoboWizard
    3clipseCentipede DamascusShortyMunkus BeaverKalTorakGrey GhostDoodmannA Dabble Of TheloniusCommander ZoomDee KaeMegaMan001SnicketysnickRaijin QuickfootBobbleOlivawRMS OceanicMolotovCockatooN1tSt4lkerThe JudgeHybridReynoldsAndy JoeOdinIloveslimesHacksawHappy Little Machine
  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    I just rewatched Dredd.

    Wanna know what movie rules? Dredd

    Beef AvengerShortyGrey GhostA Dabble Of TheloniusDee Kaedarunia106SorceSnicketysnickFencingsaxBobbleOlivawRMS OceanicThe JudgeReynoldsOdinHacksawHappy Little Machine
  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    gonna hammer this point again for a sec



    earlier this year I ran through a lot of Soderbergh stuff and I really strongly recommend people do that, because the dude has his finger on the pulse with regularity and is nearly always way ahead of the curve

    he'll make completely unpretentious arthouse stuff, and he's also capable of making the most down-the-middle crowdpleaser imaginable, and he can thread those two needles in a way that I don't know if there's anyone else equal to him

    I love the Watchmen TV show, don't get me wrong. But The Knick's "Get the Rope" hit all the themes that Watchmen had people flipping their wig over, and that shit was six years ago

    MidniteMs Dapper
  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    unfortunately he also directed The Laundromat

    He’s made 30 movies, he’s allowed to make some bad ones

    And the Laundromat is REAL BAD

    6F32U1X.png
  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    unfortunately he also directed The Laundromat

    He’s made 30 movies, he’s allowed to make some bad ones

    And the Laundromat is REAL BAD

    Bubble also sucks complete and utter shit

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus What a wonderful harvest.Registered User regular
    edited August 28
    Mr. G wrote: »
    gonna hammer this point again for a sec



    earlier this year I ran through a lot of Soderbergh stuff and I really strongly recommend people do that, because the dude has his finger on the pulse with regularity and is nearly always way ahead of the curve

    he'll make completely unpretentious arthouse stuff, and he's also capable of making the most down-the-middle crowdpleaser imaginable, and he can thread those two needles in a way that I don't know if there's anyone else equal to him

    I love the Watchmen TV show, don't get me wrong. But The Knick's "Get the Rope" hit all the themes that Watchmen had people flipping their wig over, and that shit was six years ago

    yeah, I keep meaning to watch that show, but I don't want to pay for the extra Cinemax package in order to do it

    Centipede Damascus on
  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    unfortunately the knick also has my nemesis, clive owen

    Doodmann
  • FishmanFishman There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours. Registered User regular
    I was going to say, lot of Soderbergh stuff on my timeline today, but it turns out it's all just quotes and tweets and replies to that source tweet thread already posted, so I guess we've pretty much covered this.

    X-Com LP Thread I, II, III, IV, V
    That's unbelievably cool. Your new name is cool guy. Let's have sex.
  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    I will never not be impressed that Soderbergh got to make 3 movies where they are essentially just hanging out with George Clooney and friends.

  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    Bloods End wrote: »
    I will never not be impressed that Soderbergh got to make 3 movies where they are essentially just hanging out with George Clooney and friends.

    Adam Sandler: "Hold my beer. ... No, seriously, hold my beer, I gotta go find Chris and Kevin."

    steam_sig.png
    Steam, Warframe: Megajoule
  • CarpyCarpy Registered User regular
    Speaking of Soderbergh the last scene in Oceans 11 is so weirdly unnecessary. You have this great moment of Tess leaving Benedict backed by a rousing orchestral score that mellows as she claims Danny as her husband and then crescendos with the crew watching the Bellagio fountain and slowly leaving. It's fucking perfect. Then the fade to black and pick up at the prison scene and what the hell are we doing here. Was Rusty cracking a prison rape joke really worth undercutting the emotional end of your movie?

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    DJ Eebs wrote: »
    unfortunately the knick also has my nemesis, clive owen

    I hate him too! If it is any consolation, The Knick is aware that Clive Owen('s character, but also Clive Owen) sucks, and routinely allows him to suffer and/or embarrass himself

    It's very much a show that SEEMS like it will be about a Troubled Genius Antihero, and then gradually reveals a different theme: how Troubled Genius Antiheroes are actually just people that suck up the oxygen and renown of marginalized people who are more deserving, who have better ideas, who have nobler aims, who have a sharper need for the benefits that authority bestows.

    MidniteknitdanRingo
  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Me and my friends growing up turned any park into action park with our stupidity. We were responsible for the wave break in lazy river when we used water flow to send one of us over the side down the hill off a sweet wave jump.

    And , on the mat rollup straight away we got so good at that , we kept hitting the end and rolling down that hill so they had to put up a fence

    Which we promptly crashed into

    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
    Mysstwebguy20
  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Ok so the opening joke after the monolog in Bill and Ted is a real knee slapper imho
    it's about missy

  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    The Knick has one of my friends from college in it.

    torchlight-sig-80.jpg
  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular


    I've found my calling.

    I'm gonna be a broke down, cigarette smoking husk-of-a-man actor

    tynic
  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Bill & Ted 3 is absolutely wonderful, there is a pretty solid chance it’s my favorite of the three movies

    6F32U1X.png
    StraightziRaijin QuickfootBobbleSolarJohnny ChopsockysponosarukunOlivawMidniteN1tSt4lkerMaddoc3clipsewebguy20Commander ZoomDee KaeFencingsaxMegaMan001chr1sh4ll3ttb3Fishmannever dieAndy JoeJansonJoolanderLinespider5HacksawDrCongo
  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Finally finishing Cat People today. Got interrupted last time.

    This movie takes a LONG TIME to get going.

    HEY SATAN! HERE'S MY WISHLIST! GO NUTS YOU DEVIL!

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1JI9WWSRW1YJI
  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Why was Annette O’Toole swimming topless at what appeared to be a public pool?

    HEY SATAN! HERE'S MY WISHLIST! GO NUTS YOU DEVIL!

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1JI9WWSRW1YJI
  • JedocJedoc Bringing the past to life so we can beat it to death with a shovelRegistered User regular
    Who are you, Annette O'Toole's parole officer?

    GDdCWMm.jpg
    MidniteEmperorSethTynnanBobbleCentipede DamascusCommander ZoomKristmas KthulhuFencingsaxchr1sh4ll3ttb3sarukun
  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Who are you, Annette O'Toole's parole officer?

    So what if I am?

    HEY SATAN! HERE'S MY WISHLIST! GO NUTS YOU DEVIL!

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1JI9WWSRW1YJI
  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Why was Annette O’Toole swimming topless at what appeared to be a public pool?
    Straightzi wrote: »
    Hope you're prepared for some Uncomfortable Horniness

    Raijin QuickfootMidniteCommander Zoom
Sign In or Register to comment.