April 29, 2017

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 04-29-2017 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]
— Open Blogger

What Ever Happened to the Mid Budgeted Action Movie (Except John Wick)?


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Action/Adventure movies aren't allowed to have modest goals anymore. They are either tailored to hit a billion dollars worldwide or they're not made at all. In practical terms, this means that more studios are spending more money on a small number of films designed to attract the holy four quadrants of the movie going population. Those four quadrants (under 25 males, under 25 females, over 25 males, and over 25 females) and the drive to appeal to all of them in the country at once means that many action/adventure movies are getting bogged down in a very same mediocrity that's surprisingly pervasive.

There's a lot to unpack about this trend, but I want to focus on one particular issue that is developing as a side effect: the ever expanding budgets of movies that really shouldn't cost that much and two sequences in two movies that exemplify this problem.
None of This Makes Any Sense


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It's a whole lot easier to make money from a $50-million-dollar (Goldeneye cost about $60 million) investment given an existing property than a $200 million investment. We've talked about how much money studios actually need to make on a movie in order to make a profit (production budget + marketing budget/studio vs. theater take), so that $50 million dollar movie needs to make about $160 million before it starts making money while the $200 million dollar movie needs to make over $500 million before it starts the same thing.

In an industry as risk averse as Hollywood, why do these studio executives feel that it's a great idea to spend that much money on movies that are almost guaranteed to not make that much? Is it the cocaine? It's got to be the cocaine…

Anyway, this is all probably part of the urge to make the next thing look like the amount of money that the studio is going to spend on it, and it's leading to a whole lot of unnecessary expenditures that they could easily cut out.


Two Examples


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Terminator: Genisys (budget $155 million) is a bad movie that makes almost no sense, and it starts with a 5-minute sequence that probably cost about $10 million on its own, involves no characters, and only establishes information that the audience, having merely heard of the
Terminator
franchise before, most likely already knows. Embedding has been disabled for this Youtube video, so you'll have to click here to watch it.

They spent so much money building a digital recreation of San Francisco after the bombs, sets for airplanes, a bunch of extras, destruction of San Francisco that bears no emotional weight while Kyle Reese flatly delivers dialogue that explains what's going on in a pseudo-poetic manner. Seriously, that all cost, probably, about $10 million on its own. Why? WHY?!?!? I have no idea.

You know what would have worked a lot better? The same voice over with a still shot of San Francisco today and then once we get to the point in the dialogue about the bombs, a hard cut to a matte painting of a destroyed San Francisco. Fade to black. It also would have cost as much as it takes to film San Francisco from across the Bay and however much it costs to buy a matte painting. So... maybe a couple hundred thousand dollars.


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Spectre (budget $250 million) is a better movie, although it received a largely mixed response and has the honor of actually making money, as opposed to Terminator. However, it does pretty much the same thing at the beginning (Again, no embed, click here).

This is a virtuoso one take through Mexico City's Day of the Dead parade. It's actually quite a thing to behold, but it's also obvious that every single thing in that sequence was designed around that shot. Every costume, paper mache puppet, and extra was paid for. They were all rehearsed and the shot was probably attempted several times. This also probably cost about $10 million dollars on its own.

I watched that and thought back to the grungier days of the James Bond franchise and how the director would have probably just gone to Mexico City during the Day of the Dead, put a mask on Connery, and guerilla style filmed it. It would have cost airfare and hotel fees.

But... Why?!?!?

There are obviously a few reasons. The Terminator example seems to be about using money unwisely while the Spectre example seems to be about a director who needs to control everything in frame at all times and showing off.

As a viewer, I'm willing to excuse Spectre because Sam Mendes is actually a solid director, but if I were his producer, I would have shut that down. "It's too expensive and has very little to do with the actual story. Find another way to do it."

As a viewer, I'm completely unwilling to excuse Terminator because it's poorly done, unnecessary, and a distraction. As a producer, I would have also killed that fast for the same reasons plus "expensive".

Just think saving $10 million dollars in unnecessarily complicated and expensive openings would have meant that the movie needed to make about $30 million less to hit profit. For Spectre, that wasn't really a factor because Skyfall was such a huge success, but Terminator was a dying franchise and needed to count its pennies if it was ever going to establish a strong enough footing financially to keep going.


So, What's Your Point?

Is it really news that movie producers can't manage money, aren't terribly smart, and don't really understand movies? No, not really. But, I think it's helpful as a viewer to see these sorts of excesses and be able to identify why there's this increasing need in Hollywood to spend more money to make less.

It's just an interesting development that literally every movie that's supposed to design to a mass audience now needs to be as expensive as possible and that most movie studios have no idea how to do that properly.


Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:
The Circle
How to Be a Latin Lover
Sleight

Next in my Netflix Queue:
You Don't Mess With the Zohan

Movies I Saw This Week:
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (Netflix Rating 2/5 | Quality Rating 2/4) Poster Blurb: "Okay animation in a largely uninspiring story."

Fire and Ice (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2.5/4) "I want to like Bakshi more than I do, but this one is almost crazy enough to recommend. Almost."

Dragnet (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2.5/4) "Not as funny as it should be, but entertaining enough."

Flame and Citron (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2.5/4) "Good acting, directing, and cinematography is hampered by a lack of structure, too many subplots, and obvious cost cutting measures."

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1 "that $50 million dollar movie needs to make about $160 million before it starts making money while the $200 million dollar movie needs to make over $500 million before it starts the same thing." Of course, no Hollywood movie has ever made money, right?

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 29, 2017 02:41 PM (FOnk+)

2 I coulda been first, I coulda been a contender

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 02:42 PM (Ot7+c)

3 I read the whole thread and I'm 2nd?

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 02:42 PM (Ot7+c)

4 Just remember, there will be a Sharknado 5 this summer.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at April 29, 2017 02:42 PM (1JnAL)

5 I coulda been first, I coulda been a contender Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 07:42 PM (Ot7+c) You! Yeah, you! Loser! Outta here! First is for closers.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 29, 2017 02:44 PM (FOnk+)

6 Of course, no Hollywood movie has ever made money, right? Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 29, 2017 07:41 PM (FOnk+) ======= *Hides pile of cash* "Of course not!" -Hollywood accountant

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 02:44 PM (Jj43a)

7 I read the whole thread and I'm 2nd? Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 07:42 PM (Ot7+c) Everybody else is frantically looking for the White House Correspondent's Dinner on the telly.

Posted by: filbert at April 29, 2017 02:45 PM (s5o+q)

8 Everybody else is frantically looking for the White House Correspondent's Dinner on the telly. Not me, I'm watching PDT skewer the Nerd Prom'ers at his rally.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 29, 2017 02:46 PM (ul9CR)

9 Just willowed myself. Saturday night, no cash, no buds to hang with, nowhere to go, so it's beer and pizza, Outlaw Josey Wales and maybe reading.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 29, 2017 02:46 PM (Jcg9Q)

10 Hey, we're expensive.

Posted by: CGI editors at April 29, 2017 02:46 PM (ZO497)

11 Watched again last 1/4 of St Elmos fire, another movie I never watched

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 02:46 PM (Ot7+c)

12 The Rally is PA is outstanding. PDT and and and THE CROWD are hitting it out of the park !

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 02:46 PM (SjImc)

13 Uninteristing movies in this thread. Zzzzzzzzzz

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 02:46 PM (GsAUU)

14 I alread have a hat thrick today.

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 02:47 PM (Ot7+c)

15 They're chanting CNN SUCKS

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 29, 2017 02:47 PM (ul9CR)

16 3 I read the whole thread and I'm 2nd? Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 07:42 PM (Ot7+c) ======= That's not how it works around here! No one's supposed to read the content!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 02:47 PM (Jj43a)

17 "Those four quadrants (under 25 males, under 25 females, over 25 males, and over 25 females)..." Isn't that pretty much everybody?

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 29, 2017 02:47 PM (Jcg9Q)

18 Hey anyone else watching he Rallyt....why does the guy behind the President with the COX vest look familiar?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 02:47 PM (SjImc)

19 i wonder how much the parade in godfather 2 was? (where vito kills fanucci)

Posted by: concrete girl at April 29, 2017 02:48 PM (HmYuA)

20 Rally is on Fox news and C-Span

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 02:48 PM (Ot7+c)

21 The studios are making plenty of money, even on the "losses". If they were losing money as often as they claim to be they would be bankrupt.

Posted by: Sjg at April 29, 2017 02:49 PM (gDSJf)

22 Look, we have substitute graphics for talent. Millennials simply won't accept just plain acting, as if there are any actors

Posted by: Producer at April 29, 2017 02:49 PM (ZO497)

23 GREAT Crowd! Just Outstanding!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 02:50 PM (SjImc)

24 Word is that the Hollywood now wants to sell to the foreign market, which skews product development

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 02:50 PM (bQxkN)

25 Our President is the Best Troll Ever. And I say that in a good way. LOL!

Posted by: navybrat at April 29, 2017 02:50 PM (w7KSn)

26 Yeah, what Kodos said. I think there is a method to their madness. It is easier to hide earnings with very costly movies, so that they "never" make money. Those studios are crazy like foxes. Which still doesn't explain why so many movies made anymore are just crap anyways.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....Live from Hong Kong! at April 29, 2017 02:50 PM (1+54U)

27 Also on PCN the Pennsylvania channel

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 02:50 PM (Ot7+c)

28 Movies, sports, government. Fucking lefty assholes ruin everything. But not hockey......yet.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 29, 2017 02:51 PM (89T5c)

29 This Trump rally is a hoot.  Talk about poking the bear with a stick.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 29, 2017 02:51 PM (lwiT4)

30 And The Outlaw Josey Wales in on Sundance right now. Perfect. Should I drink Stoli or Nyquil? I think Nyquil.

Posted by: Eromero at April 29, 2017 02:51 PM (zLDYs)

31 Now he is going after the NYTs

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 02:51 PM (SjImc)

32 Saturday night, no cash, no buds to hang with, nowhere to go, so it's beer and pizza, Outlaw Josey Wales and maybe reading. Posted by: Country Boy ------------ People all across the world would be envious. Hell, I think I'm envious.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2017 02:51 PM (ZO497)

33 Oh my gosh he just won't stop = hahahahahaa!

Posted by: grammie winger at April 29, 2017 02:51 PM (lwiT4)

34 >>>I read the whole thread and I'm 2nd? I think a little more politics on the weekend would act as a kind of flypaper to keep more morons around but that's just my two cents. Random movie thoughts: 1. It's Guardians of the Galaxy week! North America gets GOTG 2 this Friday, May 5th. 2. I LIKE the narration of the original Blade Runner. Something that is widely panned by the film experts. It's a good tell when all the cool kids hate something that it is probably good. Side note: the Thor Raganrok trailer sorta created the expectation that the movie would, in fact, be narrated by Thor. We can only hope. 3. I mentioned this last week but "Manchester by the Sea" is pretty decent. Just because something doesn't live up to the hype doesn't mean it can't be well worth watching. VERY emotional. Still kinda thinking about it.

Posted by: Max Power at April 29, 2017 02:51 PM (QCc6B)

35 29 This Trump rally is a hoot. Talk about poking the bear with a stick. PDT grading the Media's first 100 days-priceless!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 29, 2017 02:52 PM (ul9CR)

36 Hey anyone else watching he Rallyt....why does the guy behind the President with the COX vest look familiar? Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 07:47 PM (SjImc) Looks like George Lucas over his right shoulder.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 29, 2017 02:52 PM (Jcg9Q)

37 This Trump rally is a hoot. Talk about poking the bear with a stick. PDT grading the Media's first 100 days-priceless! Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 29, 2017 07:52 PM (ul9CR) Yup some funny shit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 02:52 PM (SjImc)

38 Wow. Trump naming names.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2017 02:52 PM (ZO497)

39 Commenting from Hong Kong airport, Sunday morning here. The good news from the future is that there still isn't any fighting going on in North Korea.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....Live from Hong Kong! at April 29, 2017 02:53 PM (1+54U)

40 Should I drink Stoli or Nyquil? embrace the power of "and"

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2017 02:53 PM (KCxzN)

41 Looks like George Lucas over his right shoulder. Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 29, 2017 07:52 PM (Jcg9Q) The guy over his left shoulder sure does not look like a vegitarian!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 02:53 PM (SjImc)

42 Does ESPN need to make money?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 29, 2017 02:53 PM (IqV8l)

43 This is a Bannon speech.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 29, 2017 02:54 PM (89T5c)

44 The guy over his left shoulder sure does not look like a vegitarian! Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 07:53 PM (SjImc) I think he eats vegetarians.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 29, 2017 02:54 PM (Jcg9Q)

45 Commenting from Hong Kong airport, Sunday morning here. The good news from the future is that there still isn't any fighting going on in North Korea. Posted by: Bossy Conservative --------- *whew* That's reassuring. Look, could you just stay there, so as to give us a half-day's warning?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2017 02:54 PM (ZO497)

46 Here we go.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 29, 2017 02:54 PM (89T5c)

47 Irony is that the first Terminator flick got made with no budget. Word is that OJ Simpson was considered for the role of the Terminator, but was dismissed as having too likeable an image at the time

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 02:55 PM (bQxkN)

48 The New York Rangers lost today. Ignominiously. Just wanted to mention that. Several times.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 29, 2017 02:55 PM (CKGym)

49 I'm confused-are all those people of color at the rally white nationalists?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 29, 2017 02:55 PM (ul9CR)

50 Yeah, Kodos. Thing of beauty.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 29, 2017 02:56 PM (89T5c)

51 Word is that OJ Simpson was considered for the role of the Terminator, but was dismissed as having too likeable an image at the time Posted by: Ignoramus Should have been Blade Runner

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 29, 2017 02:56 PM (IqV8l)

52 Commenting from Hong Kong airport, Sunday morning here. The good news from the future is that there still isn't any fighting going on in North Korea. Posted by: Bossy Conservative You been there foah houa!!! You go home now!!!

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 29, 2017 02:56 PM (Jcg9Q)

53 Heh. Charlotte Observer today opined that using crime as an issue is just wrong. Any wagers on what sort of security staff the CO has?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2017 02:56 PM (ZO497)

54 Paris Accord mentioned...developing...

Posted by: Max Power at April 29, 2017 02:56 PM (QCc6B)

55 Rangers will still beat the Senators.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 02:57 PM (bQxkN)

56 I mentioned this last week but "Manchester by the Sea" is pretty decent. Just because something doesn't live up to the hype doesn't mean it can't be well worth watching. VERY emotional. Still kinda thinking about it. Posted by: Max Power Thanks for the recommendation. I have a 15 hour flight ahead of me, and I've already watched a bunch of the in flight movies that I wanted to This week I watched "The Force Awakens", which I thought was actually ok, but kind of lousy. Confusingly blah. And Han Solo dies. So Harrison Ford is out of the sequels (relief, he's OLD!). And of course Carrie Fished IS dead. Which was actually kind of sad watching her in the movie (very brief appearance). I also watched "Rogue One" and I actually thought that was much better.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....Live from Hong Kong! at April 29, 2017 02:57 PM (1+54U)

57 Don't worry about Hollywood. I see they're rebooting Baywatch so you know they're on top of things.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 02:57 PM (Nwg0u)

58 47 Irony is that the first Terminator flick got made with no budget. Word is that OJ Simpson was considered for the role of the Terminator, but was dismissed as having too likeable an image at the time Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 07:55 PM (bQxkN) ======= The original idea behind the Terminator was that it would be able to blend into crowds, not be an obvious killing machine in size. But Cameron recognized Arnold's awesomeness and delayed that idea until he car Robert Patrick in 2.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 02:57 PM (Jj43a)

59 Rangers will still beat the Senators. Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 07:57 PM (bQxkN) Not before Aaron Judge hits a few more Homers

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 02:58 PM (SjImc)

60 One thing is PCN has a different camera feed

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 02:58 PM (Ot7+c)

61 Trump stomping on TheJamesMadison. It's always Trump's fault.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2017 02:58 PM (ZO497)

62 Rangers will still beat the Senators. Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 07:57 PM (bQxkN) What! Going to the Garden for the next two?

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 29, 2017 02:59 PM (CKGym)

63 You been there foah houa!!! You go home now!!! Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile That's pretty funny, actually. I am heading for home. At last.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....Live from Hong Kong! at April 29, 2017 02:59 PM (1+54U)

64 Don't worry about Hollywood. I see they're rebooting Baywatch so you know they're on top of things. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks -------------- Coming soon: Mr. Ed, the movie.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2017 03:00 PM (ZO497)

65 Word is that OJ Simpson was considered for the role of the Terminator, but was dismissed as having too likeable - That casting would have been too on the nose.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 03:00 PM (Nwg0u)

66 "This is a Bannon speech." Good observation. He went into stealth mode, where he should stay

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 03:00 PM (bQxkN)

67 Outlaw Josey Wales and maybe reading. Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile Always a solid choice in movies. Never gets old for me.

Posted by: Oedipus at April 29, 2017 03:00 PM (CXLVd)

68 >>>I also watched "Rogue One" and I actually thought that was much better. Yeah, LOVED that movie despite everything about it that I hated. Kinda strange. Lots of SJW nonsense at the beginning but an amazing second half. Really exciting.

Posted by: Max Power at April 29, 2017 03:01 PM (QCc6B)

69 I'll say it. The Fast and The Furious franchise knows it's audience. Not brilliant but they deliver what you expect.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at April 29, 2017 03:02 PM (J70i0)

70 68 >>>I also watched "Rogue One" and I actually thought that was much better. Yeah, LOVED that movie despite everything about it that I hated. Kinda strange. Lots of SJW nonsense at the beginning but an amazing second half. Really exciting. Posted by: Max Power at April 29, 2017 08:01 PM (QCc6B) ======= Rogue One... We meet again.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:02 PM (Jj43a)

71 This guy is just going to go right over the media goons, and just tell the American people what he's done, what he's doing, what he's going to do. Normal talk, like he's sitting in your dining room.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 29, 2017 03:03 PM (lwiT4)

72 Gee, I dunno. I think maybe Trump ought to be a little more circumspect about China's cooperation. Perhaps he's right, but I would be a little quieter about it. It's fair to point out that no one has suggested that I should be President.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2017 03:03 PM (ZO497)

73 69 I'll say it. The Fast and The Furious franchise knows it's audience. Not brilliant but they deliver what you expect. Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at April 29, 2017 08:02 PM (J70i0) ====== I saw the fifth one at a dollar theater. It was decent. I have no desire to watch any more of them though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:03 PM (Jj43a)

74 I really have grown very fond of Donald Trump but he's not gonna be president for 8 years. I mean I HOPE he gets re-elected but he probably won't be.

Posted by: Max Power at April 29, 2017 03:03 PM (QCc6B)

75 Trump is talking to these people as equals, not as if he's better than them. I like his explaining why he hasn't done the currency manipulation thing. When he does stuff like that, people will be ok with that.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 29, 2017 03:03 PM (Jcg9Q)

76 "Coming soon: Mr. Ed, the movie" Transmission II. My Father the Car.

Posted by: freaked at April 29, 2017 03:04 PM (BO/km)

77 Coming soon: Mr. Ed, the movie. Posted by: Mike Hammer That sees pretty likely to me. There was one episode of the show that Clint Eastwood was in, playing himself. Remember that "Rawhide" was popular then. Clint moves in the neighborhood with Wilbur, and Mr. Ed keeps crank calling him.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....Live from Hong Kong! at April 29, 2017 03:04 PM (1+54U)

78 I loved Rogue One when I watched it in the theater, but afterward I realized I couldn't remember as much about it as I could with The Force Awakens or any of the other Star Wars movies, even the bad ones. To be fair, I only watched it once. Maybe more of it will stick if I watch it again.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at April 29, 2017 03:05 PM (Zd2ZF)

79 Best action movie I've seen in a long time: Sicario. Just looked it up, budget was $30 million.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 03:06 PM (Pz4pT)

80 There was one episode of the show that Clint Eastwood was in, playing himself. Remember that "Rawhide" was popular then. Clint moves in the neighborhood with Wilbur, and Mr. Ed keeps crank calling him. Posted by: Bossy Conservative ------------- lol I may have to look that one up.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2017 03:06 PM (ZO497)

81 Bossy.. lol! I never saw that one! I used to love that show.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 03:06 PM (CNHr1)

82 We already have anti-dumping duties on foreign steel but they are badly in need of review. And now he's adding aluminum, he said.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 29, 2017 03:06 PM (ul9CR)

83 They aren't my thing but Mrs WOPR likes them. They're low end Bond films.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at April 29, 2017 03:07 PM (J70i0)

84 Sicario was great. Title hurt at the box office. They wimped out with the ending

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 03:07 PM (bQxkN)

85 I really have grown very fond of Donald Trump but he's not gonna be president for 8 years. I mean I HOPE he gets re-elected but he probably won't be. Posted by: Max Power at April 29, 2017 08:03 PM (QCc6B) And 4 years ago nobody was betting he would be President today?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 03:07 PM (SjImc)

86 Transmission II. My Father the Car. Posted by: freaked ------------ This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Chaz Bono at April 29, 2017 03:07 PM (eeTCA)

87 Movie sign already? I still haven't watched any movies since last week's movie thread.

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 03:07 PM (sdi6R)

88 84 Sicario was great. Title hurt at the box office. They wimped out with the ending Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 08:07 PM (bQxkN) ====== I'm pretty sure a sequel is in the works. The director also did Arrival, the Blade Runner sequel, and has signed on to do Dune.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:08 PM (Jj43a)

89 When will people stop doubting the Trumpenator? https://youtu.be/wmin5WkOuPw

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 03:08 PM (GsAUU)

90 Is it really news that movie producers can't manage money, aren't terribly smart, and don't really understand movies? No, not really.

Perhaps it's not that like Congress they're bad at arithmetic but that like Congress they're not counting the same way you are.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2017 03:08 PM (FhXTo)

91 Ohio Gov. John Kasich claimed in his new book that the reason President Trump won the election was because America is in a moral decline. Wanna bet how many copies of that Katshit sells? LMAO Oh fuck you Katshit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 03:09 PM (SjImc)

92 Sicario is two films and it disappoints.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at April 29, 2017 03:09 PM (LopJ5)

93 87 Movie sign already? I still haven't watched any movies since last week's movie thread. Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 08:07 PM (sdi6R) ====== I've watched 4 since I sent the thread to OM.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:09 PM (Jj43a)

94 You guys, it's on youtube. One scene the beautiful Donna Douglas plays his girlfriend.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 03:10 PM (CNHr1)

95 Sicario was great. Title hurt at the box office. They wimped out with the ending Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 08:07 PM (bQxkN) I took that to be an exec decision. We're going to have Sicario 2, so who do people want to see in the second movie? Well, the one person who did the most in this one. I really didn't expect him to survive, so that's what I assumed. They want him back for the second film, and I'm going to guess there's a version out there where he doesn't survive.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 03:10 PM (Pz4pT)

96 Coming soon: Mr. Ed, the movie. Posted by: Mike Hammer That sees pretty likely to me. There was one episode of the show that Clint Eastwood was in, playing himself. Remember that "Rawhide" was popular then. Clint moves in the neighborhood with Wilbur, and Mr. Ed keeps crank calling him. - Harrison Ford plays the juvenile delinquent Mr. Ed straightens out.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 03:10 PM (Nwg0u)

97 Governing well is the best revenge. If he keeps his base, and I think he will, Ds have no response. MSM influence will fade. They've become the Mother-in-law in the backseat on a long drive

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 03:10 PM (bQxkN)

98 IF PDT does his job and does not abandon us, he will do fine, ESPECIALLY, since the left is in the process of self destructing by drifting further left, if that is possible

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 03:10 PM (SjImc)

99 John Wick.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2017 03:11 PM (Uxokn)

100 Governing well is the best revenge. If he keeps his base, and I think he will, Ds have no response. MSM influence will fade. They've become the Mother-in-law in the backseat on a long drive Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 08:10 PM (bQxkN) Exactly

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 03:11 PM (SjImc)

101 lol I may have to look that one up. Posted by: Mike Hammer I only remember it because it was on one of the '60's retro cable channels a couple of years ago. I watched the show when I was a kid, but not all the time. And that was a long time ago anyways. So get off my astroturf.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....Live from Hong Kong! at April 29, 2017 03:11 PM (1+54U)

102 America is in moral decline? We raided a bunch of drunken Hessians at Christmas and defeated them, turning their own cannon against them. Yeah, that was pretty bold.

Posted by: navybrat at April 29, 2017 03:11 PM (w7KSn)

103 Ohio Gov. John Kasich claimed in his new book that the reason President Trump won the election was because America is in a moral decline. - Vote Hillary for Morality!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 03:11 PM (Nwg0u)

104 I thought Flame and Citron was an amazing movie, but that's just me. Mads Mickelson was tremendous. So was the actress who played Ketty, the femme fatale.

Posted by: troyriser at April 29, 2017 03:11 PM (nSXub)

105 Sicario is two films and it disappoints. Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at April 29, 2017 08:09 PM (LopJ5) I have no idea what this means.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 03:12 PM (Pz4pT)

106 MSM influence will fade. They've become the Mother-in-law in the backseat on a long drive Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 08:10 PM (bQxkN) Really nice analogy. You know how to turn a phrase.

Posted by: troyriser at April 29, 2017 03:12 PM (nSXub)

107 Read that Fincher and Pitt are going to make a World War Z sequel.
Hmmm...I thought I was the only one who liked the original - perhaps there's more out there?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 29, 2017 03:13 PM (NOIQH)

108 Trump was elected because our nation is in moral decline?  I would agree with that.  They wanted it to stop.  Hillary would have accelerated the decline. Hence - Trump.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 29, 2017 03:13 PM (lwiT4)

109 104 I thought Flame and Citron was an amazing movie, but that's just me. Mads Mickelson was tremendous. So was the actress who played Ketty, the femme fatale. Posted by: troyriser at April 29, 2017 08:11 PM (nSXub) ====== Mads s really good, but I kind of hatred his subplot. I really wanted to like it more than I did.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:13 PM (Jj43a)

110 Thanks

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 03:14 PM (bQxkN)

111 Modest Action Movies: Commando is a good example. I'd like it a whole lot better without the steel drum soundtrack and a non-spazzy villian. But that's just me. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins is another good mid-level fun action movie. Buckaroo Banzai - ditto Night Hawks - Thriller with some action. Sylvester Stallone's best work.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at April 29, 2017 03:16 PM (uBKPR)

112 MSM influence will fade. They've become the Mother-in-law in the backseat on a long drive Posted by: Ignoramus Their appeal will certainly become more selective. If I had to take my ex-mother in law on a long drive, I probably would have killed her. What an annoying old biddy.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....Live from Hong Kong! at April 29, 2017 03:16 PM (1+54U)

113 "We will build the wall as sure as you are standing here tonight." I sure hope so.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 29, 2017 03:18 PM (Jcg9Q)

114 Hmm, don't know if I've seen any Shewartnnegger movies since Rocky l. /sarc Our President is the Best Troll Ever. And I say that in a good way. LOL! Posted by: navybrat at April 29, 2017 07:50 His speech was great in skewering the media.

Posted by: Farmer at April 29, 2017 03:18 PM (o/90i)

115 8 years of Barak told yoh America was in decline

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 03:18 PM (Ot7+c)

116 I enjoyed the Costner movie "Criminal". Action was good and there was at least some plot.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 29, 2017 03:18 PM (8pPQD)

117 The Trump administration is evaluating plans to send as many as 5,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, where Americas longest war has hit a stalemate and local security forces have become overwhelmed by rising violence. Saw this one coming

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 03:18 PM (SjImc)

118 Wowa going after fuckie chuckie now LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 03:19 PM (SjImc)

119 OOO... he just called out Schumer!!! LMAO!!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 03:19 PM (CNHr1)

120 If I had to diagnose Hollywood major malfunction, I'd say it is their decision to put plot last in the priority hierarchy compounded by their self-imposed straight jacket of political correctness.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 03:19 PM (Nwg0u)

121 "Senator Schumer is a bad leader." "When you have to study leadership, you have problems." Hahahahahahahahaha.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 29, 2017 03:19 PM (Jcg9Q)

122 Trump is picking the right enemies. Schmuck Schumer!

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 03:19 PM (bQxkN)

123 "Senator Schumer is a bad leader.  I've known him a long time.  He's a bad leader/"


whoa

Posted by: grammie winger at April 29, 2017 03:19 PM (lwiT4)

124 >> I thought Flame and Citron was an amazing movie, but that's just me. Mads Mickelson was tremendous.


I liked it, too, thoigh I missed the beginning.
Mads Mickelson is a good actor. He was also excellent in "After the Wedding" where he's a sweet guy, not a killer or psycho killer.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 29, 2017 03:19 PM (NOIQH)

125 willowed: The first places they look are you registers and air return. They don't care if your socks are in the hall.

Posted by: gNewt's fire Paul Ryan - I got matches at April 29, 2017 03:20 PM (N96yY)

126 Well, ta-ta for now. My flight to JFK is about to board and going to close up the old laptop. Enjoy your freedom, fappers. The world is a fascinating place, but after traveling about a million miles this week, there's no place like home. 'Murica. Love it or read Rolling Stone.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....Live from Hong Kong! at April 29, 2017 03:20 PM (1+54U)

127 i thought "the losers" was a terrific 80's-style adventure flick: direct, non p.c., good fx, low budget but effective, wry humor, fast paced, over the top. it was what the remake of "the a-team" (with a much bigger budget) was supposed to be. i was hoping there would be a sequel but i guess it didn't make any money so that was that.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 29, 2017 03:20 PM (WTSFk)

128 120 If I had to diagnose Hollywood major malfunction, I'd say it is their decision to put plot last in the priority hierarchy compounded by their self-imposed straight jacket of political correctness. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 08:19 PM (Nwg0u) ====== Plot in favor of what?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:20 PM (Jj43a)

129 I'm about to press play on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016). It's been a good run of watching Milla Jovovich age.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 03:20 PM (LTHVh)

130 Trump won the election was because America is in a moral decline. In other words, because the Democrats were succeeding too much. Yes, he has a point.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2017 03:20 PM (kCDOM)

131 Synchronicity! I was just commenting on the same phenomenon [with games] in the thread below.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 03:20 PM (6FqZa)

132 Sanctuary cities for the big win.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 29, 2017 03:20 PM (lwiT4)

133 Read that Fincher and Pitt are going to make a World War Z sequel. Hmmm...I thought I was the only one who liked the original - perhaps there's more out there? Posted by: Lizzy at April 29, 2017 08:13 PM (NOIQH) I really liked Brooks' book but thought they made a hash out of the movie. The scene where Brad Pitt's character says he'd rather sit it out so he could stay with his family grated on the nerves. They built it up so that Brad Pitt was presented as THE go-to guy for world-saving derring-do, and he starts sniveling about his family. Really? Thousands of soldiers and sailors say goodbye to their families on a regular basis without the whining. It made no sense. Big chunks of that movie made no sense. They should've stayed truer to the book's multi-character format.

Posted by: troyriser at April 29, 2017 03:20 PM (nSXub)

134 Holy crap, Trump is really reaming Chuck U. Schumer.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 03:21 PM (CWrAB)

135 Could be that the attention span of the audience is becoming shorter and shorter. Coupled with fewer good screenplays getting turned into movies. Perhaps Hollywood feels that they have to throw a ton of money at these so-so projects to keep the audience focussed for longer than 5 minutes at a time?

Posted by: otho at April 29, 2017 03:21 PM (lmIoG)

136 74 I really have grown very fond of Donald Trump but he's not gonna be president for 8 years. I mean I HOPE he gets re-elected but he probably won't be.

Posted by: Max Power at April 29, 2017 08:03 PM (QCc6B)

++++

Sure he will. Who will beat him? The 3 most obvious scenarios are:
1. The Dems put up a popular candidate and they win
2. Someone in the GOP primary's him and beats him there
3. Third party candidate that siphons off enough votes so that the Dem wins.

Of course, all that is dependent on how Trump does over the next few years. If breaks all his promises, then he will lose popularity and could lose.

But, if you go by Trump's actions (and not all the talk about how he will or won't do this or that), he is doing great and his supporters are still with him. As long as he keeps his supporters on board, none of the 3 scenarios for defeat has much chance of happening.

Plus, who will beat him? Chuck Schumer? Cuomo? Chelsey Clinton? Warren?

Please. As long as Trump doesn't beat himself, there is nobody on the other side who is popular enough to win on their own merits.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 29, 2017 03:21 PM (R+30W)

137 ... i don't even recall "the losers" being released in theaters, hadn't heard of it until coming upon it channel surfing.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 29, 2017 03:21 PM (WTSFk)

138 Take care Bossy.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 03:21 PM (CNHr1)

139 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, in one of his first directives while heading the Pentagon, subtly ordered military leaders to accelerate internal procedures for initiating, vetting and approving combat valor awards, Military Times has learned, a significant policy shift meant to ensure Americas war heroes are recognized with minimal delay. Within the armed forces, there are few subjects treated with greater pride and sensitivity than personal awards and decorations. Mattis's change, implemented military-wide in recent weeks, addresses a longstanding frustration shared by rank-and-file personnel and commanders alike who in many cases have waited years to see battlefield feats acknowledged.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 03:21 PM (SjImc)

140 Damn, now I have to read the whole thread to find out what you guys are talking about in regards to Trump. But it looks like it'll be fun!

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2017 03:22 PM (kCDOM)

141 This guy.  Wow.  I should have voted for him in the primary.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 29, 2017 03:22 PM (lwiT4)

142 I enjoyed the Costner movie "Criminal". Action was good and there was at least some plot. Posted by: Ben Had at April 29, 2017 08:18 PM (8pPQD) Costner isn't really much of an actor, but I've generally enjoyed his films, even the ones that are universally hated. Which is to say, I'm not sure I need to see them again, but I enjoyed the experience the first time. Mr. Brooks is a terrific film, and one I thoroughly enjoyed, although it's been years since I saw it.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 03:22 PM (Pz4pT)

143 133 Really? Thousands of soldiers and sailors say goodbye to their families on a regular basis without the whining. It made no sense. Big chunks of that movie made no sense. They should've stayed truer to the book's multi-character format. Posted by: troyriser at April 29, 2017 08:20 PM (nSXub) ======= "Deathly sick people don't get attacked? There should be examples of this in every hospital in the world? So, you're saying that we can skip the elaborate globe trotting? Okay."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:22 PM (Jj43a)

144 One other movie panned by the critics at the time in the '80s but that has become a cult favorite? Action Jackson (Carl Weathers)

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 03:23 PM (GsAUU)

145 The Trump administration is evaluating plans to send as many as 5,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, where Americas longest war has hit a stalemate and local security forces have become overwhelmed by rising violence. Saw this one coming Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 08:18 PM (SjImc) My son't already done one combat tour in that hellhole. Don't want him doing another. Screw Afghanistan.

Posted by: troyriser at April 29, 2017 03:23 PM (nSXub)

146 Trump live https://youtu.be/ICo39_Zuk9Q It's like a campaign speech, but in present tense instead of future.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 29, 2017 03:23 PM (VdICR)

147 I loved Sicario. I am unsure what is meant by "two movies". I *have* seen [too many] movies that attach an origin-story to a narrative. This is a common malady in superhero movies. But I didn't think Sicario was like this.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 03:23 PM (6FqZa)

148 President Trump won the election was because America is in a moral decline. Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 08:09 PM (SjImc) Not entirely wrong. I give you Hillary as an alternative.

Posted by: golfman at April 29, 2017 03:23 PM (48QDY)

149 How much do Jason Statham movies usually cost?
They don;t look like they'd be expensive, and they're consistently decent (you know what you;re getting going in).

Same goes for The Expendables franchise.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 29, 2017 03:23 PM (NOIQH)

150 Take care Bossy. Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 Thanks darlin'. You too. Ciao! baby

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....Live from Hong Kong! at April 29, 2017 03:24 PM (1+54U)

151 Screw Afghanistan. That.

Posted by: the Greeks, the Brits, and the Russians at April 29, 2017 03:24 PM (6FqZa)

152 The border shootout in Sicario was one of the best action scenes ever filmed.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 03:24 PM (LTHVh)

153 PDT really enjoys this stuff

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 03:24 PM (SjImc)

154 135 Could be that the attention span of the audience is becoming shorter and shorter. Coupled with fewer good screenplays getting turned into movies. Perhaps Hollywood feels that they have to throw a ton of money at these so-so projects to keep the audience focussed for longer than 5 minutes at a time? Posted by: otho at April 29, 2017 08:21 PM (lmIoG) ====== Here's the thing about movies: as opposed to books or TV shows, once you buy a ticket to a movie there's a near 100% chance that you're going to stay until the end in a theater, where movies make most of their money. They really should just be worrying about making good movies instead of worrying about attention spans.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:24 PM (Jj43a)

155 Speaking of moral-decline, Sicario is what you get further down the slope.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 03:25 PM (6FqZa)

156 Love how Trump turns around to the supporters behind him and claps.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 29, 2017 03:25 PM (Jcg9Q)

157 Well, Trump had bragged all through the campaign that he was the only Repub candidate who could work with Chuckie Schemer, based on their longtime friendship. When Schemer went all-in on The Resistance, forced the nuke option on Gorsuch and all that shit, he poisoned the relationship and deserves what he gets.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 29, 2017 03:25 PM (ul9CR)

158 BurtTC.. I tend to agree about Costner but I thought he was great in A Perfect World. Probably my favorite of his as far as his acting.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 03:25 PM (CNHr1)

159 84 Sicario was great. Title hurt at the box office. They wimped out with the ending

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 08:07 PM (bQxkN)

++++

How should it have ended?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 29, 2017 03:25 PM (R+30W)

160 About the Day of the Dead opening in SPECTRE: I loved it. Yes, it was expensive and production could have done something cheaper that would have been effective, but at least they got their money's worth out of it. A truly spectacular scene. They used it heavily in the trailers.

Posted by: Dr Alice at April 29, 2017 03:26 PM (LaT54)

161 When Schemer went all-in on The Resistance, forced the nuke option on Gorsuch and all that shit, he poisoned the relationship and deserves what he gets. Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 29, 2017 08:25 PM (ul9CR) I am glad he did that...now the other Supreme Court Nominations will be much easier

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 03:26 PM (SjImc)

162 I really liked Brooks' book but thought they made a hash out of the movie. The scene where Brad Pitt's character says he'd rather sit it out so he could stay with his family grated on the nerves. They built it up so that Brad Pitt was presented as THE go-to guy for world-saving derring-do, and he starts sniveling about his family. Really? Thousands of soldiers and sailors say goodbye to their families on a regular basis without the whining. It made no sense. Big chunks of that movie made no sense. They should've stayed truer to the book's multi-character format. Posted by: troyriser at April 29, 2017 08:20 PM (nSXub) They really didn't use very much from the book, just the title and some of the locations. Otherwise, you have acrobatic circus freak zombies flying all over the place within fractions of seconds of being turned. The book went a long way to explain WHY zombies are not going to move very fast. So really, the way I see it this film just borrowed the title, and leave it at that. As an action/zombie film, it's just ok. As long as you ignore the more annoying aspects of the thing.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 03:26 PM (Pz4pT)

163 PDT really enjoys this stuff

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 08:24 PM (SjImc)

================



He's having the time of his life.   Makes me optimistic, like things could really happen.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 29, 2017 03:26 PM (lwiT4)

164 I couldn't even finish the WWZ movie and I loved the book.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 03:26 PM (6FqZa)

165 153 PDT really enjoys this stuff And he's so damn good at it. Not even a politician and he's better at this than all of them.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 29, 2017 03:26 PM (ul9CR)

166 How many Dem scum heads are exploding because Trump is reading a poem? Great stuff.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 29, 2017 03:26 PM (Jcg9Q)

167 Anyone notice that Daniel Craig looks like Mr Roper (Norman Fell)?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 29, 2017 03:26 PM (f1en5)

168 Ronin is another one that was good and was probably pretty cheap to make. Biggest expense was probably Deniro and Jean Reno.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 03:27 PM (T3xM8)

169 160 About the Day of the Dead opening in SPECTRE: I loved it. Yes, it was expensive and production could have done something cheaper that would have been effective, but at least they got their money's worth out of it. A truly spectacular scene. They used it heavily in the trailers. Posted by: Dr Alice at April 29, 2017 08:26 PM (LaT54) ===== I actually agree completely. I love elaborate tracking shots like in Atonement or Goodfellas. But in terms of money from a producers perspective? Um...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:27 PM (Jj43a)

170 I know this has been said before, but I like how PDJT keeps saying "we" and "our" instead of "I, me, my" like a certain other president did.

He's also not screeching like a harpy, so that's good too.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at April 29, 2017 03:27 PM (Zd2ZF)

171 Kurosawa had the right take on large action pieces: 10 cameras, one take. -

Posted by: BumperStickerist at April 29, 2017 03:27 PM (uBKPR)

172 Week 20 of my Hollywood boycott. I'm loving it. Piss off H-wood.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 29, 2017 03:27 PM (0tfLf)

173 Did just look Dunkirk starts July 21, do want to see that

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 03:28 PM (Ot7+c)

174 21 The studios are making plenty of money, even on the "losses". If they were losing money as often as they claim to be they would be bankrupt. Posted by: Sjg at April 29, 2017 07:49 PM (gDSJf) THIS. Most of the blockbusters make shitloads of money, even the "failed" blockbusters. I don't give a fuck what Hollywood and the Hollywood press say.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2017 03:28 PM (quw2O)

175 Terminator: Genisys was a bad movie. Terminator: Salvation, on the other hand, was great.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 03:28 PM (LTHVh)

176 BurtTC- I enjoyed Mr. Brooks as well.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 29, 2017 03:28 PM (8pPQD)

177 That was all kinds of awesome.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 29, 2017 03:28 PM (lwiT4)

178 I could do without Trump's def poetry jam.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 03:29 PM (CWrAB)

179 This snake poem is going to have the feminists howling. Silly woman...bahaha.

Posted by: lizabth at April 29, 2017 03:29 PM (p0fBx)

180 Cough cough...we're a long way from full readiness. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 03:29 PM (SjImc)

181 175 Terminator: Genisys was a bad movie. Terminator: Salvation, on the other hand, was great. Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 08:28 PM (LTHVh) ====== You're looking for a fight aren't you? I might as well say that I think Terminator 3 is better than 2. Which I do. F James Cameron.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:29 PM (Jj43a)

182 It's no fair giving a speech on Saturday. it's the weekend! Now our people have to work to make sure you get the right version of what he said!

Posted by: The MFM at April 29, 2017 03:29 PM (ysprU)

183 I could do without Trump's def poetry jam.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 08:29 PM (CWrAB)

================



Shush.  That was one of the best parts.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 29, 2017 03:29 PM (lwiT4)

184 The book went a long way to explain WHY zombies are not going to move very fast. So really, the way I see it this film just borrowed the title, and leave it at that. Ah. I, Robot.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 03:29 PM (LTHVh)

185 Terminator: Salvation, on the other hand, was great. Huh. I missed that one. I just picked up Self/less with Ryan Reynolds (between Voices and Deadpool) and Ben Kingsley (British character acting ftw!).

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 03:30 PM (6FqZa)

186 I've watched 4 since I sent the thread to OM. Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 08:09 PM (Jj43a) --------- I was wondering, perchance, if you have any thoughts on Rogue One?

Posted by: fixerupper at April 29, 2017 03:30 PM (vIjh1)

187 Reading "The Snake" has become one of his greatest hits. It's like "Free Bird." He has to do it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 29, 2017 03:30 PM (ul9CR)

188 Shush.
Posted by: grammie winger at April 29, 2017 08:29 PM (lwiT4)


Yes, Ma'am.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 03:30 PM (CWrAB)

189 MSM influence will fade. They've become the Mother-in-law in the backseat on a long drive Push the ejector seat button.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 29, 2017 03:31 PM (IqV8l)

190 186I was wondering, perchance, if you have any thoughts on Rogue One? Posted by: fixerupper at April 29, 2017 08:30 PM (vIjh1) ===== Do I?!?!?! Where to begin?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:31 PM (Jj43a)

191 OM... THAT will be talked about for weeks. Brilliant.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 03:31 PM (CNHr1)

192 You're looking for a fight aren't you? I might as well say that I think Terminator 3 is better than 2. Which I do. F James Cameron. Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 08:29 PM (Jj43a) Cameron is a tool, but 3 is in no way better than 2- Just like breasts. Plus, True Lies was pretty damn good. He's an asshat, but a talented one.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 03:31 PM (T3xM8)

193 I really liked Rogue One. Certainly more than I was expecting to.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 03:31 PM (LTHVh)

194 I, Robot was faithful to Asimov's three laws. Now, whether the script or direction had mastered any other art of stagecraft and pacing, that's another issue...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 03:31 PM (6FqZa)

195 All right, who else can't wait for the White House Despondents dinner?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 03:31 PM (vChNs)

196 Jean Reno in "TheProfessional"

Posted by: Ben Had at April 29, 2017 03:32 PM (8pPQD)

197 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has begun fulfilling President Donald Trumps mission to reduce the size of government and save taxpayers a boatload of money by proposing to eliminate 2,300 jobs at the State Department. If implemented, the plan would trim the State Departments budget by more than a quarter and its staff by approximately 3 percent, according to The Associated Press.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 03:32 PM (SjImc)

198 Best low budget movie in 40 years: "Buffalo '66"

Posted by: navybrat at April 29, 2017 03:32 PM (w7KSn)

199 BurtTC.. I tend to agree about Costner but I thought he was great in A Perfect World. Probably my favorite of his as far as his acting. Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 08:25 PM (CNHr1) It's been a long time since I saw that one too. I think I remember why it bothered me. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it suffers from a condition that lots of movies do: Lots of people die, but as long as "main" characters remain unscathed, we're supposed to be ok with the ending, when the bad guy finally gets his. I see that a lot. And it always always always bothers me. I know you have main characters you have to protect, and we're supposed to focus on their stories, but how about something, ANYTHING that tells me you as a filmmaker care about the people who aren't main characters. They have lives too, they have a story, even if it's not the one you want to tell.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 03:32 PM (Pz4pT)

200 but 3 is in no way better than 2- Just like breasts. Ahem.

Posted by: total recall (the first one) at April 29, 2017 03:32 PM (6FqZa)

201 I dunno about the mid-budget action movie. I guess I figure that the Hollywood calculus now includes the worldwide market, and there's less of an overseas appetite for midrange flicks. They figure that the Asian audiences really like the overblown, over-the-top action flicks and so move to accommodate. If the movie doesn't turn a profit in the domestic market, so what...they'll make that up in the Chinese theaters or something. And those overseas audiences probably expect big named actors...big expensive named actors. Again, I don't know. But I have seen some older Bollywood movies that are pretty over the top but looked goofy because of low budgets. Maybe Hollywood is one-upping them.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 29, 2017 03:32 PM (tVWQB)

202 If I had to diagnose Hollywood major malfunction, I'd say it is their decision to put plot last in the priority hierarchy compounded by their self-imposed straight jacket of political correctness. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 08:19 PM (Nwg0u) ====== Plot in favor of what? - What I meant was, they find a vehicle Tom Hanks and Emma Watson or whoever the current stars are, find a topical issue, say global warming or corporatism, get CGI on board, throw in a few transwomen of color, and then try to find someone to write a screenplay using those elements. Or they start with Gone With the Wind but this time Rhett is a transman saved from the KKK by Scarlett's kung fu skills.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 03:33 PM (Nwg0u)

203 DUers are already getting in a dither over 'The Snake'. Too funny.

Posted by: lizabth at April 29, 2017 03:34 PM (p0fBx)

204 I really liked Sicario. I thought the title was strange sounding and hurt it at the box office. At the end, consistent with the tone and feel of the rest of the movie, I thought the Emily Blunt character should have been offed, but that's Dark

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 03:34 PM (bQxkN)

205 Jean Reno in "TheProfessional" Posted by: Ben Had at April 29, 2017 08:32 PM (8pPQD) I read that as "Janet Reno" and had a fraction of a second of a flash of a whole movie with her, that was entirely different from the Luc Besson film.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 03:34 PM (Pz4pT)

206 i don't care how much or how little Hollyweird spends to make a movie:

i'm not going to a theater to spend ~$50 for two adults to sit in a terrorist target full of self-absorbed assholes, unsupervised children and immature adults after fighting my way through LA traffic, having to find parking and then walk all the way to the other side of the mall to get there.

especially since Hollyweird makes crap and spits on everything i hold dear, valuable or important.

i'll save my money and either go to the range or the gun store.

F them.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 29, 2017 03:34 PM (b26cf)

207 Razorfist on Commando https://youtu.be/DrLcHfwppu0

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 29, 2017 03:34 PM (VdICR)

208 192 Cameron is a tool, but 3 is in no way better than 2- Just like breasts. Plus, True Lies was pretty damn good. He's an asshat, but a talented one. Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 08:31 PM (T3xM ======= I don't think that is night and day between the two, but I start from the point where I say that I love 2, but it's not perfect. I also love 3, but it's also not perfect. If say that the action is almost even in equality, but 2 wins that fight. Where I really prefer 3 is that movie's ending. I love how John good from outcast to reluctant leader. And I prefer the fact that the good guys lose in 3.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:35 PM (Jj43a)

209 200 but 3 is in no way better than 2- Just like breasts. Ahem. Posted by: total recall (the first one) at April 29, 2017 08:32 PM (6FqZa) Raise. http://tinyurl.com/hbkkszl

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 03:35 PM (T3xM8)

210 I actually agree completely. I love elaborate tracking shots like in Atonement or Goodfellas. But in terms of money from a producers perspective? Um... Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 08:27 PM I agree, but... Bond is different to what constituted the Terminator:G start. The Bond series has a tradition of opening set pieces that have little or nothing to do with the following story. These openers are almost always designed to be spectacular and there is something of a effort to top previous openers. This is to say the $$$ was justified, just that there is some history and audience expectation in seeing these rather unrelated set pieces.

Posted by: otho at April 29, 2017 03:35 PM (lmIoG)

211 I dunno about the mid-budget action movie. --- I can't help thinking that has something to do with the cost of attending the movies. When it's going to be $30 / person, 'B films' are in trouble.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 03:35 PM (vChNs)

212 Best low budget movie in 40 years:
"Buffalo '66"
Posted by: navybrat at April 29, 2017 08:32 PM (w7KSn)


Have you seen 'Miracle Mile'? Budget for that movie must've been about $150, but I was very impressed how much they were able to squeeze out of such a modest expenditure.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 03:36 PM (CWrAB)

213 "This is NOT to say"

Posted by: otho at April 29, 2017 03:36 PM (lmIoG)

214 PDT just called out the COngress to get their asses in gear and pass stuff

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 03:37 PM (SjImc)

215 194 I, Robot was faithful to Asimov's three laws. Now, whether the script or direction had mastered any other art of stagecraft and pacing, that's another issue... Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 08:31 PM (6FqZa) ====== It's not Proyas's best movie ( that's Gods of Egypt...I mean dark city), but I think it works. Largely because of the robot himself.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:37 PM (Jj43a)

216 I was wondering, perchance, if you have any thoughts on Rogue One? Posted by: fixerupper at April 29, 2017 08:30 PM (vIjh1) ===== Do I?!?!?! Where to begin? Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 08:31 PM (Jj43a) My thoughts (although no one asked), I bet if I watched it I might enjoy it. At least a little. But you know what? It's like the NFL. There's something else at work here, and it's not just whether my eyeballs would get pleasure from your product. I object to the manner in which you create your product. So I'm keeping my eyeballs away from it.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 03:37 PM (Pz4pT)

217 >>DUers are already getting in a dither over 'The Snake'. Too funny.

Because they have no comeback. It's devastatingly appropriate for our times.
- - - -

Don't know if this counts as an action flick or is more horror (or alien?), but I loved "Attack the Block."

Also, Mr. Brooks is creepy, creepy good. His daughter - gah!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 29, 2017 03:37 PM (NOIQH)

218 I will put "Miracle Mile" on my list. Same thing with "Buffalo '66". You get the feeling they filmed it in a week and spent about two fitty.

Posted by: navybrat at April 29, 2017 03:38 PM (w7KSn)

219 Best low budget movie in 40 years: "Buffalo '66" Posted by: navybrat at April 29, 2017 08:32 PM (w7KSn) To hell with that. I hate all y'all.

Posted by: Scott Norwood at April 29, 2017 03:38 PM (Pz4pT)

220 I'm falling asleep, I have been up since 4am

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 03:38 PM (Ot7+c)

221 Well Burt... that wouldn't sell very many movies! If I recall.. I don't think there was a high death toll. I mean obviously in that movie they are trying to make you sympathetic with Costner's character. I don't think he was a bad person..and he really connected with the kid. The kids mom wouldn't let him do shit and Costner was all.. do it kid.. do what's fun. Wear the Casper costume. IDK.. I just liked it. I didn't think too hard about it.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 03:38 PM (CNHr1)

222 I can't help thinking that has something to do with the cost of attending the movies. When it's going to be $30 / person, 'B films' are in trouble. That's a really good point. Since movie admissions are flat fee, is someone going to spend that much for a B flick, or for the blockbuster style movie? Kind of like paying the same amount to watch the Yankees play the Red Sox, or watching the Yankees play the Royals or something.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 29, 2017 03:38 PM (tVWQB)

223 If say that the action is almost even in equality, but 2 wins that fight. Where I really prefer 3 is that movie's ending. I love how John good from outcast to reluctant leader. And I prefer the fact that the good guys lose in 3. Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 08:35 PM (Jj43a) Possibly. I did love the bunker at the end of the movie. Ok, I take that back, the fem terminator was horrible. Patrick was FAR better in the role. The story moved better and had better pacing. Plus the ending is a complete slap in the face of the entire series idea of not sitting idly by and accepting the inevitable.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 03:38 PM (T3xM8)

224 Oh..hell....Gods of Egypt sucked Ramses balls.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 29, 2017 03:39 PM (vIjh1)

225 "Alinksy you magnificent bastard. I read your book!" - D. Trump.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 03:39 PM (bQxkN)

226 OM... THAT will be talked about for weeks. Brilliant.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 08:31 PM (CNHr1)


If it succeeds in sucking the oxygen out of the WHCD, I'd be OK with it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 03:39 PM (CWrAB)

227 210 I agree, but... Bond is different to what constituted the Terminator:G start. The Bond series has a tradition of opening set pieces that have little or nothing to do with the following story. These openers are almost always designed to be spectacular and there is something of a effort to top previous openers. This is to say the $$$ was justified, just that there is some history and audience expectation in seeing these rather unrelated set pieces. Posted by: otho at April 29, 2017 08:35 PM (lmIoG) ======= I had forgotten that aspect, because I'm a terrible person. Still, I might have put up resistance.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:39 PM (Jj43a)

228 Or they start with Gone With the Wind but this time Rhett is a transman saved from the KKK by Scarlett's kung fu skills. --- the 'gone' referring to his balls? wait... we could remake Gone in 60 seconds! Gone....Girl! 13 Going on 30 becomes 2 Going on 0! in the other direction, remake Goin Coconuts!

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 03:39 PM (vChNs)

229 Since TJM is going to eventually do a Prometheus thread, one thing y'all might want to look for is one of the fan edit versions. I torrented the Agent 9 version and watched it last night. SERIOUSLY improves the film. Really bumps up the parallels with the Prometheus myth. Weyland turns out to be even more of a meglomaniac shit than in the original film. Dumps the beautiful-to-look-at but stupid opening sequence, and makes for a more straightforward horror/sci fi film.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2017 03:39 PM (quw2O)

230 181 175 Terminator: Genisys was a bad movie. Terminator: Salvation, on the other hand, was great.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 08:28 PM (LTHVh)

======

You're looking for a fight aren't you?

I might as well say that I think Terminator 3 is better than 2. Which I do. F James Cameron.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 08:29 PM (Jj43a)

++++

eh. The only one that was really a great movie was the first one. The rest were all gimmicky and contrived.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 29, 2017 03:40 PM (R+30W)

231 It's no fair giving a speech on Saturday. it's the weekend! Now our people have to work to make sure you get the right version of what he said! Posted by: The MFM Those facts aren't going to spin themselves.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 03:40 PM (Nwg0u)

232 That's a really good point. Since movie admissions are flat fee, is someone going to spend that much for a B flick, or for the blockbuster style movie? Kind of like paying the same amount to watch the Yankees play the Red Sox, or watching the Yankees play the Royals or something. Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 29, 2017 08:38 PM (tVWQB) Which means you miss out on things like "Big Trouble in Little China."

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 03:40 PM (T3xM8)

233 I had forgotten that aspect, because I'm a terrible person. Still, I might have put up resistance. Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 08:39 PM LOL!

Posted by: otho at April 29, 2017 03:40 PM (lmIoG)

234 Well Burt... that wouldn't sell very many movies! If I recall.. I don't think there was a high death toll. I mean obviously in that movie they are trying to make you sympathetic with Costner's character. I don't think he was a bad person..and he really connected with the kid. The kids mom wouldn't let him do shit and Costner was all.. do it kid.. do what's fun. Wear the Casper costume. IDK.. I just liked it. I didn't think too hard about it. Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 08:38 PM (CNHr1) It is very possible I am misremembering. Mixing it up with some other movie. I mean, I recall the basic story, and I do remember that there was something about it that rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe it was something else.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 03:41 PM (Pz4pT)

235 I really have grown very fond of Donald Trump but he's not gonna be president for 8 years. I mean I HOPE he gets re-elected but he probably won't be.
---

Lots can happen. It's only 100 days. 

Posted by: shibumi at April 29, 2017 03:41 PM (8zWAk)

236 DUers are already getting in a dither over 'The Snake'. Too funny. "I object, your Honor! ...because it's devastating to my case."

Posted by: Liar, Liar at April 29, 2017 03:41 PM (9Q5BJ)

237 My all time favorite is still "Unthinkable".

Posted by: Ben Had at April 29, 2017 03:41 PM (8pPQD)

238 Commando's okay-"Let off some steam, Belac!" But Raw Deal's the best- "You zhould not drink...und bake!"

Posted by: Farmer Bob at April 29, 2017 03:41 PM (MobFt)

239 OM.. I think mission accomplished. All the tongues are already wagging about the poem. No one is gonna be talking about the stupid WHCD.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 03:42 PM (CNHr1)

240 I think that's the best I've ever seen and heard from Trump.  Excellent.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 29, 2017 03:42 PM (lwiT4)

241 Every cold open in Danial Craig's movies has been f***ing spectacular. Casino Royale: https://youtu.be/iNW5LDF60Ec The best cold opens end with an example of Bond's unfeeling cruelty, either saying or doing something that only a flippant or callus killer could do.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 29, 2017 03:42 PM (VdICR)

242 I really have grown very fond of Donald Trump but he's not gonna be president for 8 years. Ah, excellent You have been paying attention to us...

Posted by: The MFM at April 29, 2017 03:42 PM (/cksx)

243 223 Ok, I take that back, the fem terminator was horrible. Patrick was FAR better in the role. The story moved better and had better pacing. Plus the ending is a complete slap in the face of the entire series idea of not sitting idly by and accepting the inevitable. Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 08:38 PM (T3xM ====== Patrick was better. In terms of the ending...I kind of just never liked it, the idea behind"there is no gate but what we make" I can't really explain it, but I just never liked it in the Terminator universe. When studio greed caught up with the timeline, I was happy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:42 PM (Jj43a)

244 Kind of like paying the same amount to watch the Yankees play the Red Sox, or watching the Yankees play the Royals or something. Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 29, 2017 08:38 PM (tVWQB) Or you know, maybe people would RATHER see the Royals play the Red Sox... Or are Yankee fans kidding themselves into thinking this team this year is actually good?

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 03:43 PM (Pz4pT)

245 Which means you miss out on things like "Big Trouble in Little China."
---
or "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai in the Eight Dimension"

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 29, 2017 03:43 PM (b26cf)

246 another low budget, under-rated flic, IMHO: Remo Williams

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 29, 2017 03:44 PM (b26cf)

247 Still, I might have put up resistance. Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 08:39 PM --- #ButHeResisted

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 03:45 PM (vChNs)

248 Cindy: What happened to Sully? John Matrix: I let him go.

Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at April 29, 2017 03:45 PM (6sBpp)

249 I just watched the Last Witch Hunter today. Not a horrible movie and Im not even a Big Vin Diesel fan.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 29, 2017 03:45 PM (vIjh1)

250 Kimberly Guilfoyle is hot.

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 03:46 PM (GsAUU)

251 Kind of like paying the same amount to watch the Yankees play the Red Sox, or watching the Yankees play the Royals or something. --- I can drop $200 to take the kids to a Phillies game or $60 to a Wilmington Blue Rocks game. Considering we'll be leaving in the 4th inning when their full, easy choice.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 03:46 PM (vChNs)

252 Have you seen 'Miracle Mile'? Budget for that movie must've been about $150, but I was very impressed how much they were able to squeeze out of such a modest expenditure. Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 08:36 PM (CWrAB) LOVE that one. Has a very noir nightmare feel, the "uphill road to failure" that Jean Pierre Melville spoke of (my favorite description of noir). Plus, whatshername has one of the better sexy lines of dialog in recent history. "Third date Harry? I'm gonna screw your eyes blue."

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2017 03:46 PM (quw2O)

253 GoldenEye the video game was incredible. One of the most addictive games ever made. Had to have made a fortune for the Bond Franchise. The game revolutionized the first person shooter game style.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe, MGTOW at April 29, 2017 03:46 PM (2qHjF)

254 I think that's the best I've ever seen and heard from Trump. Excellent.
--

I've been as frustrated as anyone over things like Obamacare, but I'm placing the blame on the congress for most of the inaction.

As for Trump, I'm glad he's connecting with people tonight.

There is a learning curve here, and I think we all owe it to him to be patient. He has NEVER been a politician, and not only are the Democrats passionately against him, his own party is as well. And the press.

I know he pretends that the bad press and the constant insults and protests don't bother him, but he's human and this had to weigh on him. So I think we all should keep him in our prayers.

Posted by: shibumi at April 29, 2017 03:47 PM (8zWAk)

255 I noticed that I didn't get any bites on the Resident Evil series. Too much CGI?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 03:47 PM (LTHVh)

256 245 Which means you miss out on things like "Big Trouble in Little China." --- or "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai in the Eight Dimension" Posted by: redc1c4 at April 29, 2017 08:43 PM (b26cf) ===== If you have an idea of the payment agreements between theaters and studios, the fact that there isn't different pricing for different movies at different points in their initial run gets weirder. Theaters pay a percentage that is negotiated on a pet movie and per week of release basis, so studios get the most in week 1 from big movies and the last from small movies late into their release. But, theaters make most of their money from concessions. A single large popcorn typically pays for the entire industrial sized bag of kernels, the rest good to the theaters other costs and eventual profits. You'd think that they would cut down on ticket prices whenever they could.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:48 PM (Jj43a)

257 Commando's okay-"Let off some steam, Belac!" --- one of my favorite continuity flubs is when Sully's car gets rolled on its side. after Arnold 'lets Sully go', he tips it upright and rides off in it. And there's zero damage to the side of the car.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 03:48 PM (vChNs)

258 "Or are Yankee fans kidding themselves into thinking this team this year is actually good?" The Yankees are underdogs, and it makes it more fun. Tanaka throttled the Red Sox three games ago. I watched last night as the Yankees came back from 9 to 1 to win 14 to 11 against the Os, and again today they destroyed them. So, surprise to the upside!

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 03:49 PM (bQxkN)

259 When I was a kid it was ONE dollar to see a movie.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 29, 2017 03:49 PM (vIjh1)

260 252 LOVE that one. Has a very noir nightmare feel, the "uphill road to failure" that Jean Pierre Melville spoke of (my favorite description of noir). Plus, whatshername has one of the better sexy lines of dialog in recent history. "Third date Harry? I'm gonna screw your eyes blue." Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2017 08:46 PM (quw2O ===== The fact that I don't like Miracle Mile makes me feel like a bad person.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:49 PM (Jj43a)

261 Every cold open in Danial Craig's movies has been f***ing spectacular. Casino Royale: --- But each Craig Bond movie has gotten worse. I had such hopes after Casino Royale. either it or From Russia is my favorite.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 03:50 PM (vChNs)

262 I noticed that I didn't get any bites on the Resident Evil series. Too much CGI? Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 08:47 PM (LTHVh) Is that still a thing? I remember the first one being pretty cool, and then I saw another one, maybe the second or third, I don't know. But then they just kept making them, right? I mean, what the heck is the point? Enough already.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 03:50 PM (Pz4pT)

263 The Saturday Matinee was 25 cents and a RC bottle cap. My lawn, be ye departing from it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 03:50 PM (LTHVh)

264 I like that one movie where Arnold says, "I'll be back!" then later, comes back.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at April 29, 2017 03:51 PM (MobFt)

265 Enter My Dragon.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at April 29, 2017 03:51 PM (qxhUk)

266 I agree with big budget movies encouraging going to the theater. we'll see a big sci-fi movie in the theater, and even pay extra for 3D or IMAX if we know it will be worth it.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 29, 2017 03:51 PM (NOIQH)

267 The Yankees are underdogs, and it makes it more fun. Tanaka throttled the Red Sox three games ago. I watched last night as the Yankees came back from 9 to 1 to win 14 to 11 against the Os, and again today they destroyed them. So, surprise to the upside! Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 08:49 PM (bQxkN) But you have to be a Yankee fan to care, and I'm not. I don't expect them to make the postseason, so early season success is... well, if their fans are happy, by all means, don't let me stop you.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 03:51 PM (Pz4pT)

268 Terminator 3 felt like a made-for-television movie. I hated Balevation, but at least it was cinematic. The franchise needed John Conner to transition from emo loser to leader of the resistance. Linda Hamilton did just that, and did it well enough. Everything from 3 onward seemed like an effort to avoid doing that. For all I know the tv show was better cast and better written.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 29, 2017 03:51 PM (VdICR)

269 "Come on Bennett, throw away that chickenshit gun." For some reason that line cracks me up, even though it shouldn't.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2017 03:51 PM (quw2O)

270 Speaking of spending too much on movie stunts, I remember thinking, or even feeling, offended by all the massive car crashes in The Blues Brothers. I wasn't thinking, "Wow!" or "funny!". I was thinking waste. It was looking for the thrill kids get by vandalizing your mail box.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 03:51 PM (Nwg0u)

271 IMHO the best Bond opener was Goldeneye. I wonder how much that cost compared to Spectre?

Posted by: otho at April 29, 2017 03:52 PM (lmIoG)

272 But then they just kept making them, right? I'm watching the sixth and alleged Final Chaper now.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 03:52 PM (LTHVh)

273 CNN panel is hysterical (literally). I'd love to hate fuck Jennifer Granholm

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 03:52 PM (bQxkN)

274 I'm from da fu-chah.

Posted by: Holly Flax at April 29, 2017 03:52 PM (GsAUU)

275 I know he pretends that the bad press and the constant insults and protests don't bother him, but he's human and this had to weigh on him. So I think we all should keep him in our prayers. Posted by: shibumi at April 29, 2017 08:47 PM (8zWAk) Yup and he is the only President we have and this might be our last chance

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 03:53 PM (SjImc)

276 The Wick nightclub slaughter parody done with nerf guns was a hoot!

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 29, 2017 03:53 PM (Kbjbo)

277 I like that one movie where Arnold says, "I'll be back!" then later, comes back. - That's foreshadowing.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 03:53 PM (Nwg0u)

278 Fast and Furious started out mid major action, and then after part 4 was such a smash with all 4 demos, they went big league and went all out and still makes money.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe, MGTOW at April 29, 2017 03:53 PM (2qHjF)

279 I'd love to hate fuck Jennifer Granholm I don't know but I've been told That Canadian pussy is mighty cold.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 03:53 PM (LTHVh)

280 270 Speaking of spending too much on movie stunts, I remember thinking, or even feeling, offended by all the massive car crashes in The Blues Brothers. I wasn't thinking, "Wow!" or "funny!". I was thinking waste. It was looking for the thrill kids get by vandalizing your mail box. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 08:51 PM (Nwg0u) ====== I'm so offended I feel like this opinion is a barrel worry offense.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:53 PM (Jj43a)

281 256 245 Which means you miss out on things like "Big Trouble in Little China." --- or "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai in the Eight Dimension" Posted by: redc1c4 at April 29, 2017 08:43 PM (b26cf) --- Excalibur

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 03:53 PM (vChNs)

282 But then they just kept making them, right? -------------------------- I'm watching the sixth and alleged Final Chaper now. Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 08:52 PM (LTHVh) So basically like Jason.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 03:53 PM (Pz4pT)

283 268: yes. terminator 3 seemed like a made-for-tv movie to me as well. first i've seen someone else say that.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 29, 2017 03:55 PM (WTSFk)

284 40 Should I drink Stoli or Nyquil? embrace the power of "and" Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2017 07:53 PM (KCxzN) Shaken with ice. strain into a glass swirled with a shot of Gumout. hic

Posted by: Hillary at April 29, 2017 03:55 PM (qxhUk)

285 You see it in companies, too. They are SO risk-averse that they'll believe anything. Somehow, it's not your fault if you spend zillions of dollars on someone else's project or idea.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2017 03:55 PM (eeTCA)

286 So basically like Jason. Even more so. Through the miracle of cloning, the same actors are in every movie no matter how many times they die.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 03:55 PM (LTHVh)

287 Harrison Ford plays the juvenile delinquent Mr. Ed straightens out. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 08:10 PM (Nwg0u) A couple of weeks ago Decades TV was running first episodes of series. The first episode of the Mod Squad, Ford was a uniformed cop who arrested the white guy

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 29, 2017 03:55 PM (auHtY)

288 These movie threads are like a fucking life-raft.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i][/b] at April 29, 2017 03:56 PM (GgzGa)

289 CNN panel is hysterical (literally).

I'd love to hate fuck Jennifer Granholm
---

She was my governor.

No amount of showering could get the stupid off of you.

Posted by: shibumi at April 29, 2017 03:56 PM (8zWAk)

290 I like that one movie where Arnold says, "I'll be back!" then later, comes back. - That's foreshadowing. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 08:53 PM (Nwg0u) No, they screened a test version of the film, and what happened was, the audience got confused. They didn't understand why some guy they never saw before crashed his vehicle through the entrance.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 03:56 PM (Pz4pT)

291 288 These movie threads are like a fucking life-raft. Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 29, 2017 08:56 PM (GgzGa) ====== I enjoy them myself.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 03:57 PM (Jj43a)

292 Even more so. Through the miracle of cloning, the same actors are in every movie no matter how many times they die. --- which just raises the stakes for the characters to eleventy!!! God I hope they make it...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 03:57 PM (vChNs)

293 Check out "Bullet to the Head" with Stallone and directed by Walter Hill. It was made in 2012, I think. It's a throwback to '80s action movies. It's also good.

Posted by: Crying Roger at April 29, 2017 03:57 PM (6MqC4)

294 Movies I Saw This Week: FernGully: The Last Rainforest (Netflix Rating 2/5 | Quality Rating 2/4) Poster Blurb: "Okay animation in a largely uninspiring story." WARBLE, GARBLE!!@

Posted by: James Cameroooon![/i][/b] at April 29, 2017 03:58 PM (GgzGa)

295 270 Speaking of spending too much on movie stunts, I remember thinking, or even feeling, offended by all the massive car crashes in The Blues Brothers. I wasn't thinking, "Wow!" or "funny!". I was thinking waste. It was looking for the thrill kids get by vandalizing your mail box. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 08:51 PM (Nwg0u) On the other hand, you have the Troma films. They have one car-jump stunt that they filmed almost 30 years ago for Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D., and they re-used the same shot for damn near every film they put out since then. There's frugal, and then there's cheap.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2017 03:58 PM (quw2O)

296 But each Craig Bond movie has gotten worse. I had such hopes after Casino Royale. either it or From Russia is my favorite. Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 08:50 PM (vChNs) I really liked Casino Royale and thought it was a good reboot and had high hopes for the series after that. The first 10-15 minutes of Quantum was good and it's been down hill since then. Spectre was a massive disappointment with the Mr. Rogers like wimp they had playing Blofeld

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 29, 2017 03:59 PM (auHtY)

297 Life raft. No food. No water. Surronded by sharks after something bad has happened to you.

Posted by: fixerupper at April 29, 2017 03:59 PM (vIjh1)

298 Agreed re "John Wick"... also "Deadpool" for modestly budgeted flicks that do it right. Will Hollywood learn though?

Posted by: otho at April 29, 2017 03:59 PM (lmIoG)

299 271 IMHO the best Bond opener was Goldeneye. I wonder how much that cost compared to Spectre? Posted by: otho at April 29, 2017 08:52 PM (lmIoG) I agree on this one. The sad thing was that Goldeneye made me so hopeful for Brosnan's bond and then, it all went wrong. If they had taken the Craig approach to Bond (stripped down, character focused) with Brosnan, I think we would be thinking he was the best bond ever.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 03:59 PM (T3xM8)

300 So basically like Jason. --------------------------------- Even more so. Through the miracle of cloning, the same actors are in every movie no matter how many times they die. Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 08:55 PM (LTHVh) Gah! I forget what it was, something I saw not too long ago, they killed the bad guy so completely, and I was thinking it was partly so the idiot audience wouldn't think maybe he'd be coming back for a sequel.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 03:59 PM (Pz4pT)

301 ...Thousands of soldiers and sailors say goodbye to their families on a regular basis without the whining. It made no sense.... Posted by: troyriser at April 29, 2017 08:20 PM (nSXub) I wouldn't go that far. I've seen *plenty* of whining - and schemes, some successful, to get out of it. I had one sailor tell me, point blank, she was getting pregnant right before the next deployment. She'd have gotten away with it, too; if we hadn't kicked her off the ship. Fun fact - that girl was the younger sister of a Playboy playmate who had the starring role in Baywatch Nights. I shitteth thee not. I earlier had one guy who missed deployment because he convinced everyone that his wife would go crazy if he left. They *bought* it and I was shorthanded for an entire deployment.

Posted by: FCCS(SW/AW) Jeff Weimer, USN (ret) at April 29, 2017 03:59 PM (17QyB)

302 I noticed that I didn't get any bites on the Resident Evil series. Too much CGI? Posted by: Grump928(C) Re pet at ive

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i][/b] at April 29, 2017 04:00 PM (GgzGa)

303 OMG. Too good to not post: Tillerson proposes eliminating 2300 jobs at the state department.

At WZ

Posted by: shibumi at April 29, 2017 04:00 PM (8zWAk)

304 The filming of the Blues Brothers was affected by the truly massive amount of cocaine ingested by all concerned.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 04:01 PM (bQxkN)

305 "the losers" was the last 80's style action movie that i've seen. doesn't get much love. i like it a lot. see it if you haven't. fun. well done.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 29, 2017 04:01 PM (WTSFk)

306 303 OMG. Too good to not post: Tillerson proposes eliminating 2300 jobs at the state department. At WZ Posted by: shibumi at April 29, 2017 09:00 PM (8zWAk) I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2017 04:01 PM (quw2O)

307 298 Agreed re "John Wick"... also "Deadpool" for modestly budgeted flicks that do it right. Will Hollywood learn though? Posted by: otho at April 29, 2017 08:59 PM (lmIoG) I especially liked Wick because it treated it's audience as thinking, reasoning adults- not frickin morons who needed everything told to them by a Morgan Freeman voice-over.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 04:01 PM (T3xM8)

308 302 I noticed that I didn't get any bites on the Resident Evil series. Too much CGI? Posted by: Grump928(C) Re pet at ive Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 29, 2017 09:00 PM (GgzGa) ===== People consider those movies?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 04:01 PM (Jj43a)

309 >>Check out "Bullet to the Head" with Stallone and directed by Walter Hill. It was made in 2012, I think. It's a throwback to '80s action movies. It's also good. Concur.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 29, 2017 04:01 PM (/tuJf)

310 Life raft. No food. No water. Surronded by sharks after something bad has happened to you. --- that'll be $12,000 life raft sold separately

Posted by: Fyre Festival at April 29, 2017 04:02 PM (vChNs)

311 Out of all four branches aren't the women in the Navy the hottest all around? (Not trying to start a war just asking for opinions

Posted by: Widespread Pepe, MGTOW at April 29, 2017 04:02 PM (2qHjF)

312 Man on Fire

The one with Denzel.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2017 04:02 PM (Uxokn)

313 Check out "Bullet to the Head" with Stallone and directed by Walter Hill. It was made in 2012, I think. It's a throwback to '80s action movies. It's also good. Posted by: Crying Roger at April 29, 2017 08:57 PM (6MqC4) That one was ok. I liked "Get Carter" a lot better, and it's the same basic movie. I thought "Bullet" just tried too hard to have Stallone be the badder badarse than anybody else.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 04:02 PM (Pz4pT)

314 307 298 Agreed re "John Wick"... also "Deadpool" for modestly budgeted flicks that do it right. Will Hollywood learn though? Posted by: otho at April 29, 2017 08:59 PM (lmIoG) I especially liked Wick because it treated it's audience as thinking, reasoning adults- not frickin morons who needed everything told to them by a Morgan Freeman voice-over. Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 09:01 PM (T3xM One of the many fun things with Deadpool is the constant jokes about the film's budget.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2017 04:03 PM (quw2O)

315 307 I especially liked Wick because it treated it's audience as thinking, reasoning adults- not frickin morons who needed everything told to them by a Morgan Freeman voice-over. Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 09:01 PM (T3xM ===== It uses the cheapest trick on the book (a dead dog) and built a very solid action movie around it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 04:03 PM (Jj43a)

316 I especially liked Wick because it treated it's audience as thinking, reasoning adults- not frickin morons who needed everything told to them by a Morgan Freeman voice-over. Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 09:01 PM Gah. Spoon feeding. I hate that.

Posted by: otho at April 29, 2017 04:03 PM (lmIoG)

317 Gah! I forget what it was, something I saw not too long ago, they killed the bad guy so completely, and I was thinking it was partly so the idiot audience wouldn't think maybe he'd be coming back for a sequel. --- gah, the awful trope of the villain who's killed deader n Elvis and yet rises for a final 'thrill' Fatal Attraction...

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 04:04 PM (vChNs)

318 What Ever Happened to the Mid Budgeted Action Movie (Except John Wick)? Like retail, the model is broken. H-wood could have, should have broke out a GoFundMe model 10 years ago, and we would be tits deep in interesting, original fare. BUUUTTTT ooooooooh No. Can't have that. Got to go to India, then Dubai, and now the PRC. Stamp harder, film goer. Can't wait for the mao bio-pic starring Jaden Pinkekt

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i][/b] at April 29, 2017 04:04 PM (GgzGa)

319 312 Man on Fire The one with Denzel. Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at April 29, 2017 09:02 PM (Uxokn) Which is light-years better than the version with Scott Glenn that Tarantino drools over. Truly awful film.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2017 04:06 PM (quw2O)

320 I've plugged Raid and Raid 2 here before. British guy made them in Indonesia. No CGI. Great action. Second one has a car chase where you'd swear a few people had to have been killed.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 04:06 PM (bQxkN)

321 It uses the cheapest trick on the book (a dead dog) and built a very solid action movie around it. Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 09:03 PM (Jj43a) No, the cheapest trick (and the one most often used) is the raped and or murdered wife. *CoughGladiatorCoughJosieWalesCoughDeathWishCough...*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 04:06 PM (T3xM8)

322 312 Man on Fire The one with Denzel. Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at April 29, 2017 09:02 PM (Uxokn) --Best revenge flick ever made. Just beautiful artistically as well as story-wise.

Posted by: Holly Flax at April 29, 2017 04:07 PM (GsAUU)

323 320 I've plugged Raid and Raid 2 here before. British guy made them in Indonesia. No CGI. Great action. Second one has a car chase where you'd swear a few people had to have been killed. Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 09:06 PM (bQxkN) ===== In the queue.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 04:07 PM (Jj43a)

324 It uses the cheapest trick on the book (a dead dog) and built a very solid action movie around it. --- Got the Disc from Netflix and sat down to watch with family. They got all worried about the dog and I assured them that dogs never die in the movies. BLAM. watched it alone

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 04:07 PM (vChNs)

325 Out of all four branches aren't the women in the Navy the hottest all around? (Not trying to start a war just asking for opinions Posted by: Widespread Pepe, MGTOW at April 29, 2017 09:02 PM (2qHjF) I was Army infantry. We didn't have women. And frankly, being the self-centered pricks we were, if you weren't in a combat unit we didn't consider you "military." Regardless of branch, you were civilians in uniform.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 04:07 PM (Pz4pT)

326 If they had taken the Craig approach to Bond (stripped down, character focused) with Brosnan, I think we would be thinking he was the best bond ever. Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 08:59 PM (T3xM Brosnan could have been a good Bond but the scripts were bad and too much PC shit. His first kill should have been Judi Dench

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 29, 2017 04:07 PM (auHtY)

327 Re: Tillerson, my brother is a career diplomat, mainly political officer, with some directorships in DC, mainly Asia, we just got back from visiting him in Tokyo, where he's currently at the embassy there, he mentioned something in passing about the "lay offs"...

Posted by: KWDreaming at April 29, 2017 04:07 PM (Dwisf)

328 Out of all four branches aren't the women in the Navy the hottest all around? (Not trying to start a war just asking for opinions Posted by: Widespread Pepe, MGTOW at April 29, 2017 09:02 PM (2qHjF) I was Army infantry. We didn't have women. And frankly, being the self-centered pricks we were, if you weren't in a combat unit we didn't consider you "military." Regardless of branch, you were civilians in uniform. Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 09:07 PM (Pz4pT) That being said, I do like good looking women in uniform. Regardless of branch. Even lady cops.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 04:08 PM (Pz4pT)

329 Got the Disc from Netflix and sat down to watch with family. They got all worried about the dog and I assured them that dogs never die in the movies. BLAM. watched it alone Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 09:07 PM (vChNs) Trying not to laugh at the situation. On the other hand, John Wick is not exactly what I would label as a date/family movie.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 04:08 PM (T3xM8)

330 321 No, the cheapest trick (and the one most often used) is the raped and or murdered wife. *CoughGladiatorCoughJosieWalesCoughDeathWishCough...* Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 09:06 PM (T3xM ===== Reneger the moment I'm Independence Day when the dog barely gets into the safe room as the wall of fire is coming in? That was added in a reshoot because the audience felt nothing for the in danger wife and son of Will Smith.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 04:09 PM (Jj43a)

331 *CoughGladiatorCoughJosieWalesCoughDeathWishCough...* lethal weapon Mad Max

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 04:09 PM (vChNs)

332 311 Out of all four branches aren't the women in the Navy the hottest all around? (Not trying to start a war just asking for opinions Posted by: Widespread Pepe, MGTOW at April 29, 2017 09:02 PM (2qHjF) Air Force. Navy Hospital Corpsmen are a close second. All the others seem the get issued a larger than normal derriere. We called it the Standard Navy Issue Ass.

Posted by: Hugh Jorgen at April 29, 2017 04:10 PM (17QyB)

333 It uses the cheapest trick on the book (a dead dog) and built a very solid action movie around it. Old Yeller?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 29, 2017 04:10 PM (IqV8l)

334 Trying not to laugh at the situation. On the other hand, John Wick is not exactly what I would label as a date/family movie. -- Hey, thanks for the tip. What would I do without you?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 04:11 PM (vChNs)

335 "They Shot My Dog" Pale Rider

Posted by: BumperStickerist at April 29, 2017 04:11 PM (uBKPR)

336 Reneger the moment I'm Independence Day when the dog barely gets into the safe room as the wall of fire is coming in? That was added in a reshoot because the audience felt nothing for the in danger wife and son of Will Smith. Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 09:09 PM (Jj43a) That is because their characters had the depth and charisma of a rutabaga.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 04:11 PM (T3xM8)

337 Off big-hearted sock.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at April 29, 2017 04:11 PM (17QyB)

338 Raid 2 is even better, because the first was done with no money. There's a controversy over how much Dredd ripped off Raid 1.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 04:11 PM (bQxkN)

339 Morgan Freeman NARRATES: Hope is a funny thing. Right now these Russian mafia gentlemen are hoping that John Wick doesn't sneak up behind them like the Boogyman and shoot them twice in the head. Yes sir, hope is a precious thing to steel a man's soul.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 29, 2017 04:12 PM (VdICR)

340 There's a controversy over how much Dredd ripped off Raid 1. Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 09:11 PM (bQxkN) It did. And it's still fucking awesome.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2017 04:12 PM (quw2O)

341 Hey, thanks for the tip. What would I do without you? Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 09:11 PM (vChNs) Well, it could be the best date movie for the Future MRs. Aetius451AD. I'll let you know.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 04:12 PM (T3xM8)

342 I showed my wife Badlands, and she hated it because a dog died off screen and we never even saw the dogs body. She got The Conjuring from Netflix and watched the whole thing, enjoying it, even though the dog died within the first half hour. I don't get that woman.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 04:13 PM (Jj43a)

343 *CoughGladiatorCoughJosieWalesCoughDeathWishCough...* lethal weapon Mad Max Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 09:09 PM (vChNs) Hmmm... Braveheart. Mel sure does like his raped killed and raped wives. (I said rape twice) Mel really likes rape.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 04:13 PM (Pz4pT)

344 "it was the best shot i ever made and the dirtiest trick i ever pulled" tom horn (steve mcqueen)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 29, 2017 04:13 PM (WTSFk)

345 At some point your government is big enough. After that it's always too big. "The Snake", like the Al Wilson song?

Posted by: Meremortal at April 29, 2017 04:14 PM (3myMJ)

346 That being said, I do like good looking women in uniform. That Chelsea Manning...yoowza.

Posted by: Anonymous in Tahiti at April 29, 2017 04:14 PM (NBHj5)

347 339 Morgan Freeman NARRATES: Hope is a funny thing. Right now these Russian mafia gentlemen are hoping that John Wick doesn't sneak up behind them like the Boogyman and shoot them twice in the head. Yes sir, hope is a precious thing to steel a man's soul. Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 29, 2017 09:12 PM (VdICR) Andy dufre- I mean John Wick stared into the dying man's eyes as he removed his knife from under his chin, as if he could suck in that emptiness into his own soul and become what he was...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 04:14 PM (T3xM8)

348 Raid 2 is even better, because the first was done with no money. There's a controversy over how much Dredd ripped off Raid 1. Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 09:11 PM (bQxkN) I put the "Raid Collection" on my wish list. Is the first film called "The Raid: Redemption" or is that a third film?

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 04:15 PM (Pz4pT)

349 1-0 Pens

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 29, 2017 04:15 PM (89T5c)

350 Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 09:13 PM (Pz4pT) Clint Eastwood definitely went through the same phase.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 04:15 PM (T3xM8)

351 Hot looking women in uniform? I give you the girls of the IDF! http://tinyurl.com/glbpvr4 SFW

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 04:15 PM (bQxkN)

352 Friggin' Penguins

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 04:16 PM (GsAUU)

353 343 *CoughGladiatorCoughJosieWalesCoughDeathWishCough...* lethal weapon Mad Max Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 09:09 PM (vChNs) The Fugitive

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at April 29, 2017 04:16 PM (17QyB)

354 *CoughGladiatorCoughJosieWalesCoughDeathWishCough...* lethal weapon Mad Max Highlander Total Recall?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 04:16 PM (vChNs)

355 re: Mid Level Action Television's taken a lot of the slack out of the mid-tier "Commando" style entertainment for me 'Strike Back' is an example. -

Posted by: BumperStickerist at April 29, 2017 04:16 PM (uBKPR)

356 The Raid: Redemption is the full title of the first

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 04:16 PM (bQxkN)

357 John Wick was awful. Nigh unwatchable. Are there really people here who liked it?

Posted by: Guest of the Scotts at April 29, 2017 04:16 PM (jkztu)

358 Woo hoo! Caps tie it up!!!!

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 04:17 PM (GsAUU)

359 1-1. Fuck

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 29, 2017 04:17 PM (89T5c)

360 One thing I loved in John Wick was when he had the a$$hole son in his sights, and the guy starts to say something like, "I was only a f'ing car" but Wick shoots him mid-sentence. Such a cliche for that moment to turn into the bad guy giving a speech about why he did what he did, or to deliver one last string of insults. Much better to just pop the dude!


Similarly liked in The Fugitive where Harrison Ford gives his speech about being framed/innocent and Tommy Lee Jones says, "I don't care." Because really, that is not a moment for a discussion, yet Hollywood loved to insert  discussions in places like that.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 29, 2017 04:17 PM (NOIQH)

361 357 John Wick was awful. Nigh unwatchable. Are there really people here who liked it? Posted by: Guest of the Scotts at April 29, 2017 09:16 PM (jkztu) Oh, I'm sorry this is the John Wick room, Bridges of Madison county is two doors down.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 04:18 PM (T3xM8)

362 The Raid: Redemption is the full title of the first Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 09:16 PM (bQxkN) Ok, thanks! There's precious little information on Amazon.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 04:18 PM (Pz4pT)

363 Heh. Morgan Freeman narration. In an old interview, he mentions that he'd eventually gotten sick of doing narration, and inevitably was offered another narration job. "Penguins??????" Which turned out to be March of the Penguins, the '06 Oscar winner for Best Documentary.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2017 04:18 PM (quw2O)

364 I give you the girls of the IDF! http://tinyurl.com/glbpvr4 SFW Posted by: Ignoramus Suitable For War

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 29, 2017 04:18 PM (IqV8l)

365 >>'Strike Back' is an example.

Oh, yes!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 29, 2017 04:19 PM (NOIQH)

366 As long as the Penguins get eliminated, I'll be satisfied with the playoffs.

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 04:19 PM (GsAUU)

367 John Wick was awful. Nigh unwatchable. Are there really people here who liked it? ------------- Who are you????????

Posted by: lindarose at April 29, 2017 04:19 PM (kufk0)

368 The preproduction for Dredd was already done when The Raid came out.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 29, 2017 04:19 PM (VdICR)

369 John Wick was awful. Nigh unwatchable. Are there really people here who liked it? Posted by: Guest of the Scotts at April 29, 2017 09:16 PM (jkztu) Oh, I'm sorry this is the John Wick room, Bridges of Madison county is two doors down. Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 09:18 PM (T3xM No it isn't.

Posted by: Wrong Monty Python Sketch at April 29, 2017 04:19 PM (Pz4pT)

370 368 The preproduction for Dredd was already done when The Raid came out. Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 29, 2017 09:19 PM (VdICR) ===== Who are you in here with facts? This is internet!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 04:20 PM (Jj43a)

371 Similarly liked in The Fugitive where Harrison Ford gives his speech about being framed/innocent and Tommy Lee Jones says, "I don't care." Because really, that is not a moment for a discussion, yet Hollywood loved to insert discussions in places like that. Posted by: Lizzy at April 29, 2017 09:17 PM (NOIQH) Yeah, It is a very good character moment. It is not an emotional epiphany for Wick. Man just needed killing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 04:20 PM (T3xM8)

372 John Wick was awful. Nigh unwatchable. Are there really people here who liked it? Trolololo! As occasional purveyor of unpopular opinions, I thought the John Wick movies were watchable, but I don't see how they've become such cult classics.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 04:20 PM (6FqZa)

373 Heh. Morgan Freeman narration. In an old interview, he mentions that he'd eventually gotten sick of doing narration, and inevitably was offered another narration job. "Penguins??????" Which turned out to be March of the Penguins, the '06 Oscar winner for Best Documentary. Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2017 09:18 PM (quw2O) --The narration was over the top, but March of the Penguins was a great documentary.

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 04:20 PM (GsAUU)

374 John Wick was awful. Nigh unwatchable. Are there really people here who liked it? Posted by: Guest of the Scotts at April 29, 2017 09:16 PM It was a thing of beauty. No frills, no padding, the story cracked along and told you everything you needed to know in sentences of 5 words or less. Yet, you *got* all the characters and understood what was happening and why.

Posted by: otho at April 29, 2017 04:21 PM (lmIoG)

375 When you have to shoot, shoot don't talk.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 29, 2017 04:21 PM (IqV8l)

376 gah, the awful trope of the villain who's killed deader n Elvis and yet rises for a final 'thrill' - My recollection, perhaps imperfect, was that was first used in the first Halloween. And it was scary as hell.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 04:22 PM (Nwg0u)

377 I liked Dredd as well. Urban did better acting with half his face covered than most of his compatriots can while chewing the scenery. Urban seems to be a pretty damn solid actor. He is the best one of the three in the Star Trek reboot. Aside from some bad career choices *Doom*, he seems great.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 04:22 PM (T3xM8)

378 Got the Disc from Netflix and sat down to watch with family. They got all worried about the dog and I assured them that dogs never die in the movies. BLAM. watched it alone Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 09:07 PM (vChNs) Old Yeller: We don't?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 29, 2017 04:22 PM (auHtY)

379 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 09:20 PM (6FqZa)

The gun play was excellent.

I enjoyed the first one just for that.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo-Yankees Fan at April 29, 2017 04:22 PM (rF0hx)

380 Ok, today I've already watched "Inside Llewyn Davis" and have time for another film. On my big ol honkin' tv. Later, movie nerds.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 04:22 PM (Pz4pT)

381 375 When you have to shoot, shoot don't talk. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 29, 2017 09:21 PM (IqV8l) Thanks for the advice. Even if you DID crib it from Tuco.

Posted by: John McClane at April 29, 2017 04:23 PM (quw2O)

382 I think I saw a movie once.

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 04:23 PM (sdi6R)

383 I actually saw Last Witch Hunter! I don't remember much about it. I remembered that first scene on the aeroplane. It didn't stink, but it was no Dracula Untold.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 04:23 PM (6FqZa)

384 Per imdb, Raid 1 got made for $1.1 mm,; Raid 2 for $4.5 mm. Big Hollywood flicks have bigger catering budgets

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 04:23 PM (bQxkN)

385 As occasional purveyor of unpopular opinions, I thought the John Wick movies were watchable, but I don't see how they've become such cult classics. Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 09:20 PM (6FqZa) I have not seen the second. To me, the first was so good, I did not need to see another because I figured they would probably fiddle with the things that made the first good. Was the second bad?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 04:23 PM (T3xM8)

386 No it isn't. Posted by: Wrong Monty Python Sketch at April 29, 2017 09:19 PM (Pz4pT) --- is there law that as a thread lengthens, the probability of a Python reference approaches 1? cause there oughta be.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 04:24 PM (vChNs)

387 311 Out of all four branches aren't the women in the Navy the hottest all around? (Not trying to start a war just asking for opinions Posted by: Widespread Pepe, MGTOW AF E-4s and below, the ones that re up, meh Navy Officers Navy wives All services, female doctors without crushing med school debt, primo marriage material there.

Posted by: Jean at April 29, 2017 04:24 PM (zZb/S)

388 >>As occasional purveyor of unpopular opinions, I thought the John Wick movies were watchable, but I don't see how they've become such cult classics. I haven't seen the second yet but I've seen the first about 10 times and looking forward to the the 11th. It is a flat out badass movie.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 29, 2017 04:24 PM (/tuJf)

389 " I don't see how they've become such cult classics." Theory 1: Johnny Utah shoots the shit out of the Rooskies who killed the dog his recently deceased wife sent him for companionship. Theory 2 Neo, in real life, shoots the shit out of the Rooskies who killed the dog his recently deceased wife sent him for companionship Theory 3: Ted, from "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" engages in a philosophical journey that involves shooting the shit out of the Rooskies who killed the dog his recently deceased wife sent him for companionship. Theory 4: Lighten up, Frances. _

Posted by: BumperStickerist at April 29, 2017 04:24 PM (uBKPR)

390
Posted by: Guest of the Scotts
====




Know how I know you're gay?




Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2017 04:25 PM (Uxokn)

391 The second Wick was marginally better than the first IMO.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 04:25 PM (6FqZa)

392 383 I actually saw Last Witch Hunter! I don't remember much about it. I remembered that first scene on the aeroplane. It didn't stink, but it was no Dracula Untold. Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 09:23 PM (6FqZa) ===== I had moderate goes for that movie... And then it is apparently awful. I'll probably see it eventually. Makes me think of Solomon Kane. Recommended.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 04:25 PM (Jj43a)

393 Whoever wins this series, wins the Cup. Just like last year.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 29, 2017 04:25 PM (89T5c)

394 is there law that as a thread lengthens, the probability of a Python reference approaches 1? cause there oughta be. Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 09:24 PM (vChNs) No, that is boobs- and it is an ironclad law, like death and taxes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 04:25 PM (T3xM8)

395 You know what I like to do for fun? Rewatch CNN, MSNBC on election night.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 04:26 PM (CNHr1)

396 SFW

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 09:15 PM (bQxkN)

Then you chose the wrong link.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2017 04:26 PM (rF0hx)

397 384 Per imdb, Raid 1 got made for $1.1 mm,; Raid 2 for $4.5 mm. Big Hollywood flicks have bigger catering budgets Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 09:23 PM (bQxkN) You misspelled "cocaine budgets". Which reminds me of someone's snark that a Line Producer is the guy who procures and lays out the lines of coke on-set.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2017 04:26 PM (quw2O)

398 Posted by: Guest of the Scotts at April 29, 2017 09:16 PM --- No true Guest of the Scotsmen would ever claim that!

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 04:26 PM (vChNs)

399 especially since Hollyweird makes crap and spits on everything i hold dear, valuable or important. i'll save my money and either go to the range or the gun store. F them. Posted by: redc1c4 at April 29, 2017 08:34 PM (b26cf) And if you really want to see a movie, steal it from a torrent, and watch it in the comfort of your own home.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2017 04:27 PM (0deF2)

400 "The preproduction for Dredd was already done when The Raid came out." That's the defense. Don't know if it's true. Someone involved with Dredd could have known about Raid 1 -- seen a script, etc. I haven't seen Dredd but will watch if I have a chance. My son loved Raid 2 and tracked down Raid 1. He said Dredd copied specifics scenes, not just the big theme of cops trapped in a big building surrounded by bad guys.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 04:28 PM (bQxkN)

401 And if you really want to see a movie, steal it from a torrent, and watch it in the comfort of your own home.

Or so I have heard.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2017 09:27 PM (0deF2)

FIFY

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2017 04:28 PM (rF0hx)

402 As occasional purveyor of unpopular opinions, I thought the John Wick movies were watchable, but I don't see how they've become such cult classics. I thought the first one was stupid. I don't like movies that are that unrealistic. Besides, Wick could have easily been killed 50 times. No one is that lucky - certainly no one who puts himself in those sorts of situations as a job. The movie was decent insofar as the revenge theme went but I really can't take people doing impossible things. I hate kung fu movies with guys flying around on wires, too. That stuff's fucking annoying as all hell.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2017 04:29 PM (zc3Db)

403 Wick could have easily been killed 50 times. No one is that lucky Except the A-Team

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 29, 2017 04:30 PM (IqV8l)

404 Ooh. ShoeOnHead's mom is rather attractive, too.

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 04:30 PM (sdi6R)

405 Just finished watching Mystic River. Lucky I don't let politics get in the way of a good movie since it stars Sean Penn and Tim Robbins. Clint Eastwood directing may have counteract it.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 29, 2017 04:30 PM (IDPbH)

406 That's the defense. Don't know if it's true. Someone involved with Dredd could have known about Raid 1 -- seen a script, etc. More likely they both watched Die Hard.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 04:31 PM (6FqZa)

407 I hate kung fu movies with guys flying around on wires, too. That stuff's fucking annoying as all hell.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2017 09:29 PM (zc3Db)

There is a remote but real possibility that the John Wick archetype could survive those situations.

The Kung Fu movies are just stupid fantasy bullshit.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2017 04:31 PM (rF0hx)

408 Ooh. ShoeOnHead's mom is rather attractive, too. Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 09:30 PM (sdi6R) "You took her out and spent how much on her??! Girl, get your ass down here ... and bring yo mama, too!" [Old Richard Pryor punchline]

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2017 04:32 PM (zc3Db)

409 "Then you chose the wrong link." Nothing worse than a bikini shot. NY Post has worse. But the girls are smokin'

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 04:32 PM (bQxkN)

410 One good French action flick is "District B13."  The lead is the guy who invented Parkour and it's all about the stunts (but not in an over-the-top Tom Cruise Mission Impossible way). The other thing that makes it awesome is the number of times it sets up a classic action movie trope and goes the opposite direction within a minute

The American remake, "Brick Mansions" is not good. Leaden compared to the crackling tempo of the original.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 29, 2017 04:32 PM (NOIQH)

411 393 Whoever wins this series, wins the Cup. Just like last year. Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 29, 2017 09:25 PM (89T5c) --Please let it not be the Penguins.

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 04:33 PM (GsAUU)

412 405 Just finished watching Mystic River. Lucky I don't let politics get in the way of a good movie since it stars Sean Penn and Tim Robbins. Clint Eastwood directing may have counteract it. Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 29, 2017 09:30 PM (IDPbH) ====== I prefer Eastwood as a director over an actor. He's so spare in style but full on character. They're deliberative but purposeful. For those who have missed it, I might suggest Absolute Power. I think it's slightly lesser known, but very good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 04:33 PM (Jj43a)

413 And if you really want to see a movie, steal it from a torrent, and watch it in the comfort of your own home.
---
i thought that was what Pr0nhub, X Hamster, etc, were for?

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at April 29, 2017 04:33 PM (b26cf)

414 The Day of the Dead scene in Spectre managed to evoke both the opening scene of Live and Let Die and the famous rooftop scene in Godfather Pt 2.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 29, 2017 04:33 PM (89VjS)

415 I thought the first one was stupid. I don't like movies that are that unrealistic.

====

yeah.


Well there's always 'Ass'.

It's realistic.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2017 04:33 PM (Uxokn)

416 Posted by: Lizzy at April 29, 2017 09:32 PM (NOIQH) Brick Mansions reminds me of Paul Walker which reminds me of one of my favorite movies, Running Scared.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 29, 2017 04:34 PM (IDPbH)

417 407 There is a remote but real possibility that the John Wick archetype could survive those situations. The Kung Fu movies are just stupid fantasy bullshit. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2017 09:31 PM (rF0hx) ====== Wire fu can be very nice. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is the main example, but I prefer Hero.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 04:34 PM (Jj43a)

418 Damn I forgot to remove the slut sock from long ago.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 29, 2017 04:35 PM (IDPbH)

419 Iron Monkey, yo.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 04:35 PM (6FqZa)

420 Damn I forgot to remove the slut sock from long ago. Posted by: Jack Sock at April 29, 2017 09:35 PM (IDPbH) Be a man and just admit that you enjoyed it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2017 04:36 PM (zc3Db)

421 "I prefer Eastwood as a director over an actor. He's so spare in style but full on character. They're deliberative but purposeful." He hires good people and lets them do their thing. Few takes. Under schedule and under budget

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 04:36 PM (bQxkN)

422 Damn I forgot to remove the slut sock from long ago. Try tongs.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 04:36 PM (6FqZa)

423 One good French action flick is "District B13."

Posted by: Lizzy at April 29, 2017 09:32 PM (NOIQH)

I am going to pretend that you never said this, and I will continue to think that the commenter named "Lizzy" has a brain and good taste.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2017 04:36 PM (rF0hx)

424 Hmm. A digression to great movie lines. There must be a million of them. Matthew Quigley (to a dying Elliott Marston): "I said I didn't have much use for one. Didn't say I didn't know how to use it."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2017 04:36 PM (OdK9v)

425 >Just finished watching Mystic River. Lucky I don't let politics get in the way of a good movie since it stars Sean Penn and Tim Robbins. Clint Eastwood directing may have counteract it. Most movies based around Boston piss me off because everyone tries to do a Boston accent and fails. Often, spectacularly. Much as I hate to admit it, Penn was just about perfect in that role. When I watch that movie I see Southie.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 29, 2017 04:36 PM (/tuJf)

426 Best fantasy Kung Fu movie is Kung Fu Hustle.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 29, 2017 04:36 PM (IDPbH)

427 Try tongs. Posted by: boulder terlit hobo ---------------- Gently. May want a warm water soak.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2017 04:37 PM (OdK9v)

428 414 The Day of the Dead scene in Spectre managed to evoke both the opening scene of Live and Let Die and the famous rooftop scene in Godfather Pt 2. Posted by: JoeF. at April 29, 2017 09:33 PM (89VjS) --???? Am I retarded, that I can't recall any "famous" rooftop scene from Godfather Part II?

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 04:37 PM (GsAUU)

429 Fuck, Penguins goal.

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 04:37 PM (GsAUU)

430 Whoo-hoo

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 29, 2017 04:38 PM (89T5c)

431 Hmm. A digression to great movie lines. There must be a million of them. Matthew Quigley (to a dying Elliott Marston): "I said I didn't have much use for one. Didn't say I didn't know how to use it." Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2017 09:36 PM (OdK9v) My favorite movie line is from Awakenings. "I'm sorry but if you right I'd agree with you."

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2017 04:38 PM (zc3Db)

432 For those who have missed it, I might suggest Absolute Power. I think it's slightly lesser known, but very good. Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 09:33 PM (Jj43a) You whore. You heartless whore. I'm not about to run from you.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 04:39 PM (T3xM8)

433 The Kung Fu movies are just stupid fantasy bullshit. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo I like a little stupid fantasy bullshit in my cinematic diet, thank you very much.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 29, 2017 04:39 PM (66CWr)

434 I hate kung fu movies with guys flying around on wires, too. That stuff's fucking annoying as all hell. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair Never watch Once Upon a Time in China II. You might accidentally like it and dislodge that stick up your ass.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i][/b] at April 29, 2017 04:39 PM (GgzGa)

435 I can't recall any "famous" rooftop scene from Godfather Part II?

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 09:37 PM (GsAUU)

Just before they threw Micheal's mistress into the volcano.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2017 04:39 PM (rF0hx)

436 Err ... "if you WERE right". Sheesh.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2017 04:39 PM (zc3Db)

437 >>I am going to pretend that you never said this, and I will continue to think that the commenter named "Lizzy" has a brain and good taste.

You're too kind - I have terrible taste in movies!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 29, 2017 04:40 PM (NOIQH)

438 First Blood. Awesome movie. Did well, I believe. Made on the cheap. Commando. I can quote it. Chuck Norris and Cannon Films had a string of low budget decent action flicks. Conan. Really hoping for a "King Conan" with some real R.E. Howard story Solomon Kaine. Underrated great movie.

Posted by: Derptastic at April 29, 2017 04:40 PM (OOzGp)

439 The Kung Fu movies are just stupid fantasy bullshit. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo ------------- In fairness, so are most movies. It's only a matter of degree.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2017 04:40 PM (OdK9v)

440 Hey! I can actually contribute something to the movie thread. Was in the local bar today, and the TV was on, and they were running an ad for for "the ultimate chick road trip movie" or some such drivel, "Snatched", with Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn. I'm thinking, yeah, they both have a snatch, but Goldie is sort of miled out, and Amy, well, she's Amy. You wouldn't want to go there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2017 04:41 PM (0deF2)

441 It's when the young Don (DeNiro) tracks the Old Mafiosa by walking along the rooftops as his target walks through the street fair below

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 04:41 PM (bQxkN)

442 You might accidentally like it and dislodge that stick up your ass. Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 29, 2017 09:39 PM (GgzGa) LOL. I didn't realize people were so personally invested in silly flying wire fight scenes. I'll have to make a note of that.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2017 04:41 PM (zc3Db)

443 435 I can't recall any "famous" rooftop scene from Godfather Part II? Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 09:37 PM (GsAUU) Just before they threw Micheal's mistress into the volcano. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2017 09:39 PM (rF0hx) And Tom Hanks picked up Gary Sinese and carried him to safety.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 04:41 PM (T3xM8)

444 Another good Boston based movie is The Town.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 29, 2017 04:41 PM (IDPbH)

445 438 Conan. Really hoping for a "King Conan" with some real R.E. Howard story Solomon Kaine. Underrated great movie. Posted by: Derptastic at April 29, 2017 09:40 PM (OOzGp) ===== I read a week ago that King Conan (or The Legend of Conan) had been effectively cancelled. It made me very sad.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 04:41 PM (Jj43a)

446 "I like a little stupid fantasy bullshit in my cinematic diet..."

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 29, 2017 09:39 PM (66CWr)

Try bran. It provides the same result and is much cheaper.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2017 04:41 PM (rF0hx)

447 Just before they threw Micheal's mistress into the volcano. - Then they were all embarrassed because she wasn't a virgin and they had to do it again.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 04:42 PM (Nwg0u)

448 Wouldn't Kate Upton be pretty much the perfect female lead for a Conan movie?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 04:42 PM (T3xM8)

449 444 Another good Boston based movie is The Town. Posted by: Jack Sock at April 29, 2017 09:41 PM (IDPbH) ======= Ben Affleck is a good director?!?!? Have I walked into an alternate dimension?!?!?!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 04:42 PM (Jj43a)

450 >>>Am I retarded, that I can't recall any "famous" rooftop scene from Godfather Part II? i commented about it at the beginning of this post. it's one of the best parts of the movie.

Posted by: concrete girl at April 29, 2017 04:42 PM (HmYuA)

451 Another good Boston based movie is The Town.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 29, 2017 09:41 PM (IDPbH)

Yup.

Ben Affleck sucks donkey cock as an actor (gee Ben, you lift?), but everyone else was solid.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2017 04:43 PM (rF0hx)

452 444 Another good Boston based movie is The Town. Posted by: Jack Sock at April 29, 2017 09:41 PM (IDPbH) --No, that sucked rocks.

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 04:43 PM (GsAUU)

453 Have I walked into an alternate dimension?!?!?! Posted by: TheJamesMadison's ------------ With CGI, anything is possible.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 29, 2017 04:43 PM (OdK9v)

454 443 435 I read a week ago that King Conan (or The Legend of Conan) had been effectively cancelled. It made me very sad. That is a real bummer. The last Conan was absolutely horrible.

Posted by: Derptastic at April 29, 2017 04:44 PM (OOzGp)

455 Best gambling movies The Cooler The Gambler The rest suck.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 29, 2017 04:45 PM (IDPbH)

456 AOP... the previews I have seen where she's slathering sunscreen on her... ugh. I was in a store the other day and some mag had Schumer on the cover. I wrote you are still ugly all over it with my sharpie and put it back in the rack. I know... bad. Couldn't help myself.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 04:45 PM (CNHr1)

457 Have I walked into an alternate dimension?!?!?!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 09:42 PM (Jj43a)

Nobody said that Affleck was a good director, but he couldn't fvck up that good a cast and a reasonably good story.

Pete Postlethwaite?

Awesome.

Even jeremy Renner did a good job.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2017 04:45 PM (rF0hx)

458 >>Another good Boston based movie is The Town. Yep. Gone Baby Gone was pretty good too. Not as good as the hype but a good movie and pretty authentic. It helps to have Boston guys play Boston roles. Probably true about everywhere, locals make the scene more real for those who know the area.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 29, 2017 04:46 PM (/tuJf)

459 3-1

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 29, 2017 04:46 PM (89T5c)

460 Fuckin' Penguins score again

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 04:46 PM (GsAUU)

461 454 That is a real bummer. The last Conan was absolutely horrible. Posted by: Derptastic at April 29, 2017 09:44 PM (OOzGp) ====== I think Conan the Destroyer of an example of people equating "not as good as the original" with "bad". I think it's okay but not even in the same league as the first movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 04:46 PM (Jj43a)

462 You might accidentally like it and dislodge that stick up your ass.

Posted by: weft cut-loop
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That's not a stick...

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2017 04:46 PM (Uxokn)

463 I just saw a great old movie, by chance - Man on a Tightrope. It's on demand on TCM, I think. It's about a circus in czechoslovakia that is harassed by the commies and decides to defect. Interesting flick. 1953, by Elia Kazan.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2017 04:46 PM (zc3Db)

464 I can't recall any "famous" rooftop scene from Godfather Part II? Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 09:37 PM (GsAUU) --- I wouldn't go admitting that in any pizza shops in little Italy

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 04:46 PM (vChNs)

465 I wrote you are still ugly all over it with my sharpie and put it back in the rack.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 09:45 PM (CNHr1)

That is awful.

Completely unacceptable behavior.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2017 04:46 PM (rF0hx)

466 Pete Postlethwaite? Awesome. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo Pete Postlethwaite's best skill? Be pockmarked and still alive.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i][/b] at April 29, 2017 04:47 PM (GgzGa)

467 Posted by: JackStraw at April 29, 2017 09:46 PM (/tuJf) Yes I liked Gone Baby Gone. Casey Affleck is a way better actor than his brother.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 29, 2017 04:47 PM (IDPbH)

468 Look up DARTH TRUMP on Youtube

Posted by: MAGA at April 29, 2017 04:48 PM (LQ1Q3)

469 457 Nobody said that Affleck was a good director, but he couldn't fvck up that good a cast and a reasonably good story. Pete Postlethwaite? Awesome. Even jeremy Renner did a good job. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2017 09:45 PM (rF0hx) ======= I actually believe that Affleck is a very good director based on his first two movies. Maybe if I see Live by Night I'd change my mind, but the small sample size I have tells me that he has talent. It's been said that making one good movie means that you have a good movie in you somewhere. Making two good movie means that you are a good director.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 04:48 PM (Jj43a)

470 A whole pizza and 2 16 ouncers later, it's bedtime. 'Night all.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 29, 2017 04:48 PM (Jcg9Q)

471 Wire fu can be very nice. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is the main example, but I prefer Hero. - I like Curse of the Golden Flower, too. And reprise our fight from last night, H and CT,HD both have beautiful scores.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 04:48 PM (Nwg0u)

472 448 Wouldn't Kate Upton be pretty much the perfect female lead for a Conan movie? ---- wasn't what the did to Ghostbusters enough of a crime?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 04:48 PM (vChNs)

473 Gone Baby Gone was pretty good too.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 29, 2017 09:46 PM (/tuJf)

Absolutely. Good acting that mostly wasn't over the top.

And the story was good.

But....I think Casey Affleck is great, so I may be biased.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2017 04:48 PM (rF0hx)

474 466 Pete Postlethwaite's best skill? Be pockmarked and still alive. Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 29, 2017 09:47 PM (GgzGa) ===== He's dead and was an extremely annoying leftist in real life.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 04:49 PM (Jj43a)

475 "A man can be an artist... in anything, food, whatever. It depends on how good he is at it. Creasy's art is death."

"He's about to paint his masterpiece."

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2017 04:50 PM (Uxokn)

476 wasn't what the did to Ghostbusters enough of a crime? Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 09:48 PM (vChNs) No, no no. I am talking about as the female lead. Conan is a dude. A pretty lady who Conan could then save.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 29, 2017 04:50 PM (T3xM8)

477 468 Look up DARTH TRUMP on Youtube Posted by: MAGA at April 29, 2017 09:48 PM (LQ1Q3) --That shit was hilarious, especially the steaks part. But Trump: AYB FTW

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 04:50 PM (GsAUU)

478 He's dead and was an extremely annoying leftist in real life.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 09:49 PM (Jj43a)

"Kill away, Mr. McManus."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2017 04:51 PM (rF0hx)

479 473 But....I think Casey Affleck is great, so I may be biased. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2017 09:48 PM (rF0hx) ======= If you haven't seen it, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a movie I love almost unconditionally.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 04:51 PM (Jj43a)

480 Fuck You Penguin!

Posted by: Fuck You Penguin! at April 29, 2017 04:51 PM (GsAUU)

481 "A man can be an artist... in anything, food, whatever. It depends on how good he is at it. Creasy's art is death." "He's about to paint his masterpiece." Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at April 29, 2017 09:50 PM (Uxokn) "He'll deliver more justice in one weekend than all your tribunals would in 10 years." [paraphrased from memory]

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2017 04:52 PM (zc3Db)

482 *ONT is NOOD!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) ([b]T[/b]) [/i] [/b] [/u] [/s] at April 29, 2017 04:53 PM (6gk0M)

483 I'm thinking, yeah, they both have a snatch, but Goldie is sort of miled out If you have an AntennaTV station in your town you can watch Good Morning, World at 1AM (3 hours from now) Goldie is a regular on that show. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061257 She looked a lot better in 1967

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 29, 2017 04:54 PM (IqV8l)

484 It's Cuba Libre time. Intermission.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 29, 2017 04:54 PM (89T5c)

485 I think Conan the Destroyer of an example of people equating "not as good as the original" with "bad". I think it's okay but not even in the same league as the first movie. --- I loved the (I guess you'd call it) tone of the original. The feel of the world.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 04:54 PM (vChNs)

486 461 I think Conan the Destroyer of an example of people equating "not as good as the original" with "bad". I think it's okay but not even in the same league as the first movie. --------- Punching the camel is the only thing I immediately recollect from that abomination. I think they tried too hard. Conan the Barbarian felt like a R.E Howard story to me is maybe why I liked it so much.

Posted by: Derptastic at April 29, 2017 04:55 PM (OOzGp)

487 485 I loved the (I guess you'd call it) tone of the original. The feel of the world. Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 09:54 PM (vChNs) ===== Destroyer feels very different and belongs to a different genre, but it's still okay. Not good, but okay. The fact that its so different from the original seems to distance some people.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 04:55 PM (Jj43a)

488 449 444 Another good Boston based movie is The Town. Posted by: Jack Sock at April 29, 2017 09:41 PM (IDPbH) ======= Ben Affleck is a good director?!?!? Have I walked into an alternate dimension?!?!?! Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 09:42 PM (Jj43a) That, is not Logical....

Posted by: Bearded Spock at April 29, 2017 04:56 PM (NgKpN)

489 I actually believe that Affleck is a very good director based on his first two movies. Maybe if I see Live by Night I'd change my mind, but the small sample size I have tells me that he has talent. It's been said that making one good movie means that you have a good movie in you somewhere. Making two good movie means that you are a good director. Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 09:48 PM (Jj43a) Live By Night is a serious crash and burn, although a big part of that is the inane, PC-cliche script. Affleck is a pretty decent director. But he's a better director when he ISN'T acting in the same movie.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2017 04:56 PM (quw2O)

490 The Munsters movie just started. I had no idea they made a movie.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 29, 2017 04:56 PM (IDPbH)

491 489 Live By Night is a serious crash and burn, although a big part of that is the inane, PC-cliche script. Affleck is a pretty decent director. But he's a better director when he ISN'T acting in the same movie. Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 29, 2017 09:56 PM (quw2O) ===== I don't know about that. I think The Town is better than Gone Baby Gone.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at April 29, 2017 04:57 PM (Jj43a)

492 >>But....I think Casey Affleck is great, so I may be biased. Yea, he's been very good in movies I've seen him in.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 29, 2017 04:57 PM (/tuJf)

493 The Killer Inside Me is a great Casey Affleck movie. It is though one of the darkest movies I've ever watched. And liked.

Posted by: Jack Sock at April 29, 2017 05:01 PM (IDPbH)

494 The Killer Inside Me is a great Casey Affleck movie. It is though one of the darkest movies I've ever watched. And liked. Posted by: Jack Sock Did you take a strigil to your person after?

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i][/b] at April 29, 2017 05:03 PM (GgzGa)

495 312 Man on Fire The one with Denzel. Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at April 29, 2017 09:02 PM (Uxokn) --------------------------- You now who was awfully good in that movie? Marc Anthony.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 29, 2017 05:06 PM (0jtPF)

496 Creasy: [during a barbeque cookout at his home with his family] Do you think God'll forgive us for what we've done?

Rayburn: No.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2017 05:07 PM (Uxokn)

497 You now who was awfully good in that movie?
Marc Anthony. Posted by: Margarita DeVille

==

Yeah he really was.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2017 05:08 PM (Uxokn)

498 Wow, for me the best thing about both movies were the opening sequences. Also, I prefered Genysis to Spectre.

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 29, 2017 05:23 PM (6n332)

499 And yeah, I will continue to steal all entertainment. Fuck em.

Posted by: vrf at April 29, 2017 05:29 PM (BoOqm)

500 Wow! Number 500!

Posted by: French Jeton at April 29, 2017 05:56 PM (WMvHw)

501 Is this about me?

Posted by: Corona at April 29, 2017 06:06 PM (0H3ZA)

502 They are remaking FIre and Ice, interestingly enough. Its a story that could work but wasn't well done in the original cartoon. I haven't seen Specter, but Skyfall was very disappointing to me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 29, 2017 06:25 PM (39g3+)

503 I liked " Enemy of the State". Kinda speaks to me in the current climate. 20(!) years old.

Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at April 29, 2017 06:37 PM (SDR+q)

504 Am I retarded, that I can't recall any "famous" rooftop scene from Godfather Part II?

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 09:37 PM (GsAUU)


It's the scene where Marty seems to jump off the roof, but then slowly rises up on the hood of the Delorian.

Posted by: Zombie Roger Ebert at April 29, 2017 06:41 PM (n3hky)

505 "FernGully" AKA "Avatar"

Posted by: Marooned at April 29, 2017 10:52 PM (KdYVH)

506 I remember really liking Flame et Citron. Maybe it's because Mads Mikkelson is one of my enduring cinema crushes.

Posted by: Gem at April 30, 2017 02:06 AM (uaHyk)

507 79 Best action movie I've seen in a long time: Sicario. Just looked it up, budget was $30 million. Posted by: BurtTC at April 29, 2017 08:06 PM (Pz4pT) I never could figure out what anyone saw in Benicio Del Toro until that movie. I read some trivia that said he decided less was more for his character and cut a lot of his own dialogue. Really smart move. Josh Brolin was pretty impressive, too. Emily Blunt was just okay, though, and I usually like her.

Posted by: Gem at April 30, 2017 02:21 AM (uaHyk)

508 339 Morgan Freeman NARRATES: Hope is a funny thing. Right now these Russian mafia gentlemen are hoping that John Wick doesn't sneak up behind them like the Boogyman and shoot them twice in the head. Yes sir, hope is a precious thing to steel a man's soul. Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 29, 2017 09:12 PM (VdICR) This made me LOL.

Posted by: Gem at April 30, 2017 03:02 AM (uaHyk)

509 A sign of the end of Hollywood - somebody watched Ferngully and decided "Wow! That is so great, I've got to remake it in liveaction/cgi sequences, and with giant blue smurfs! And I'll rip off all my big scenes from my old Yes album covers! Yeah, that's the ticket!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 30, 2017 03:24 AM (V2Yro)

510 Even jeremy Renner did a good job. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 29, 2017 09:45 PM (rF0hx) I don't think this is possible. Nope.

Posted by: Gem at April 30, 2017 03:28 AM (uaHyk)

511 497 You now who was awfully good in that movie? Marc Anthony. Posted by: Margarita DeVille == Yeah he really was. Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at April 29, 2017 10:08 PM (Uxokn) He was good in The Substitute, too. Really menacing as a punk kid drug lord.

Posted by: Gem at April 30, 2017 03:35 AM (uaHyk)

512 Well, off to watch Split now. I've heard good things.

Posted by: Gem at April 30, 2017 03:42 AM (uaHyk)

513 JM, I can save you the time you spend watching the Zohan movie. Just, don't go there. There are likely very few movies worse than that Zohan movie!

Posted by: Reggaeman at April 30, 2017 08:06 AM (5BpR/)

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