June 30, 2017

TV & Movie Thread
— Ace

So no one watches the same stuff any longer so I'll just call this a TV & Movie thread, rather than a review thread.

But here are three things I've watched recently:

Twin Peaks: The Return. I think it's almost pointless to even discuss this as those who are watching already know everything I would or could say, and those who aren't watching could care less.

But yeah, let me just say it anyway: Episode 8? Wow.

Here's the beginning of the atomic bomb sequence. That sequence segued into what appears to be "The Woodsmen" entering the material plane at the notorious "Convenience Store" site.

(No second floor for them to live in, but then, we're talking about extra-spacial entities here so maybe they just created their own extradimensional room above it.)

After the bomb, we had a 2001: A Space Odyssey-style breach in the walls between the planes, a trip to the "Mauve Zone" or Purple Place that surrounds the material plane of existence, and then of course "The Woodsmen" descending on earth to prepare the way for an alien locust-frog to inhabit a human body.

The Lego Batman Movie. I watched this three times, nearly in a row. Twice in a row, then I watched it the next day.

I loved it. Adults will enjoy this -- as long as you like Batman, and are up for a parody of him.

Even though it's a parody, the movie is pretty true to the characters. The emotional heart of the movie is about a question that a lot of people have asked about Batman-- if he's such a "loner," supposedly, why does he always seem to have a Robin (or two!) and maybe a Batgirl hanging around with him?

No one calls Superman a "loner," but-- how often does Superman have a partner or protoge flying around with him? Not often. Yet Batman frequently has a group of characters around him. They serve as a surrogate family, to the point where they're even referred to (in-universe, I think, as well) as "The Bat-Family."

So the heart of the movie is about that contradiction inside Batman, that he thinks he's a loner, when he's actually... just lonely.

Oh, and besides that, it's funny.

Batman is given all the flaws we know of him -- arrogant, rude, domineering -- and a couple that aren't really part of the character as usually presented, but I think are probably true -- incredibly egotistical, and a glory-hound, and a bit of a meat-head ("Who never skips Leg Day?," Batman asks in a song he wrote about his own awesomeness, "Batman!," he answers himself).

The Robin character is well-done-- silly, funny, naive, yet not without skills. And it's great to have the Will Arnett-Michael Cera dynamic from Arrested Development back, with the scheming, narcissitic Will Arnett manipulating the naive Michael Cera.

The only character that I thought they missed the mark with is Barbara Gordon, or, as Batman calls her, "B-Go." Instead of being roughly around Robin's age, she's roughly around Batman's age. And they have Jim Gordon retire as commissioner so that she can assume that role -- why? Why not just have her appointed as head of the Major Crimes Unit? "Commissioner" isn't the only high rank in the police force.

One small other downside: There are so many villains and cameos that very few of the rogues gallery get any kind of screen-time. Joker gets the most, then Harley, and then Bane has three kind of funny lines (delivered in the Tom Hardy Bane Voice), and Catwoman has a two lines.

Still, complaining that "I wanted more" is just about the faintest criticism you can lay on a movie.

But Joker and Harley weren't very good or very funny -- Zach Galifanakis does a meh Joker, and Jenny Slate does a meh Harley, not really even bothering to imitate the Brooklyn-accented cartoon Harley. But their main role isn't humor, really, but just to set up the plot.

And the movie does in fact have one. A pretty good one, actually. And it involves -- yes it's a cliche, but this is a parody movie, after all -- the Joker getting himself captured, deliberately. And then manipulating Batman into stealing Superman's Phantom Zone projector.

Really good. This clip of the opening told me that I should rent the movie. So, check that out, and see if you think you'd be interested.

(Oh, for parents: The Joker is not very scary nor homicidal and Harley is not particularly sexualized. I mean, she's a Lego. So it's okay for kids.)

Logan. I liked this movie, but didn't love it. I think the fanbois overhyped it for me. It's pretty good, and there's a lot to like -- including Steven Merchant showing up for some reason-- but it's mostly just another X-Man movie, with government agents hunting X-Men, as usual.

And a fight in the woods. We've seen that a few times, haven't we?

Overhyped and overpraised - but still, good watchin', and worth the five bucks for a rental.

Posted by: Ace at 09:36 AM | Comments (425)
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1 First?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2017 09:39 AM (ujg0T)

2 I've been watching Deathnote, the anime series. Really dark and twisted...

Posted by: Max Power at June 30, 2017 09:39 AM (q177U)

3 My TV and I watch the couch act.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2017 09:39 AM (mbhDw)

4 So, how was the volcano scene, Mrs Lincoln?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 30, 2017 09:39 AM (MINbv)

5 Have not watched a movie in a long time, even on Netflix it has been documentaries or murder mystery series.

Posted by: IC at June 30, 2017 09:40 AM (a0IVu)

6 No way. I read all the content and (provisonally) first. I'm going to dick around long enough that one of you douchetards who cares about first gets first. I am rewatching Mad Men with No. 1 Son. We're halfway through Season 2. He believes it may be the best TV series evah. I am inclined to agreee.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 30, 2017 09:40 AM (gIRsn)

7 "password please" Ironman sucks!!!!

Posted by: Lego Batman rocked at June 30, 2017 09:40 AM (326rv)

8 Couch acts are safer than Toaster acts. And Hot Pocket acts. And Chicken acts.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 30, 2017 09:41 AM (ul9CR)

9 I didn't like Lego Batman as much as I thought I would. I guess because I'm a Batman fan, his "character development" was basically about him becoming a LESS cool version of Batman. It was fun, though. A little bit too gay, IMHO.

Posted by: Max Power at June 30, 2017 09:41 AM (q177U)

10 OK! After ending "Twin Peaks" TWENTY-SIX years ago, will they have a problem reviving it? Has david Lynch learned to distinguish between the things that need to be resolved at the end of an episode or two, and the things that can be left a mystery throughout a whole series? I suspect Yes, and No, respectively.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2017 09:41 AM (ujg0T)

11 I've been watching That Girl That Lives Next Door But Forgets To Shut Her Blinds. Starts kind of slow, but the loofah scene, wow.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 30, 2017 09:41 AM (oVJmc)

12 Oh, and cuing up more of Jay Leno's garage. Made in America show looks good!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 30, 2017 09:42 AM (MINbv)

13 Recently watched a dram-edy called "The Hollars." It didn't suck. I guess that's a rave for this day and age.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2017 09:42 AM (mbhDw)

14 You know, if you people keep on embracing all these comic book movies, Hollywood is just going to keep making more of them.

*kicks wall*

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 30, 2017 09:43 AM (pvjTE)

15 Logan was OK.
I liked "Get Out."

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at June 30, 2017 09:43 AM (NOIQH)

16 I'm binge-watching all of last season's South Parks on Yootoob. Love the Member Berries and their endless Star Wars 'membering. 'Member the trash compactor? I 'member!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 30, 2017 09:44 AM (ul9CR)

17 >>>9 I didn't like Lego Batman as much as I thought I would. I guess because I'm a Batman fan, his "character development" was basically about him becoming a LESS cool version of Batman. It was fun, though. A little bit too gay, IMHO. I kind of think Batman is a dick -- he's portrayed as this surly asshole in cartoons and videogames, anyway -- so I was all ready for a takedown of him. Still, he really is cool, even here, where he's hyper-aware of how cool he is. He's just not AS COOL as he thinks he is.

Posted by: ace at June 30, 2017 09:44 AM (8rNrN)

18 Wow@4. The volcano reference got in much faster than anticipated. Stole my thunder.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at June 30, 2017 09:44 AM (H8S+R)

19 Lego Batman better than some of the regular Batman movies. I enjoyed it.

It's a shame that Bill Paxton died. I would like to have seen more Training Day.

Posted by: kraki at June 30, 2017 09:45 AM (TNa9O)

20 I haven't really been watching TV lately.  Not even "Fear the Walking Dead," which I usually watch just in hopes that one of the main characters will die (I apparently missed just such a thing in the premiere).



Mr. MWR and I have spent most of our time on Netflix and anime sites, catching up with old favorites (for him; first time watches for me).  Right now we're midway through "HunterXHunter" on Netflix, and just wrapped up "Little Witch Academia".  And as always I'm looking forward to the next episode of "Boku no Hero Academia"!


Other than that we're just waiting for the opportune moment to binge the 12th season of "Supernatural."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 30, 2017 09:45 AM (4df7R)

21 My TV and I watch the couch act.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2017 02:39 PM


I like the couch act.  A lot.

Posted by: The couch fucker[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at June 30, 2017 09:46 AM (p+Wdc)

22 I tried to watch Passengers last week. I managed to make it about 30 minutes before I gave up.

Nocturnal Animals wasn't bad.

Posted by: mark1971 at June 30, 2017 09:46 AM (xPl2J)

23 i totally dug the original twin peaks EXCEPT for the ending. ...but never got into the movie version, even though i like chris isaak. wish i got the channel to watch it now.

Posted by: concrete girl at June 30, 2017 09:46 AM (EqvVS)

24 I watched the Friends of Eddie Coyle some time recently. Shutter Island was on about ten times on some channel, and I got to give the movie credit as watching it knowing the ending might be better than the first time.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at June 30, 2017 09:47 AM (QUNQ2)

25 I with you on the Logan review Ace. I heard so many good reviews of "best X-Men flick" ever!!!! that I bought the Blu-ray when it came out (not having seen the film in the theater). It's good, but it isn't the best thing ever.

Posted by: Darth Randall at June 30, 2017 09:47 AM (6n332)

26 I recently watched season one of Rick And Morty. It's OK. Don't understand the hype.

Posted by: Mark1971 at June 30, 2017 09:47 AM (xPl2J)

27 It didn't suck. I guess that's a rave for this day and age. Posted by: J.J. Sefton Beavis & Butthead would agree.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 30, 2017 09:49 AM (AM1GF)

28 >>> Lego Batman better than some of the regular Batman movies. I enjoyed it. yup. It got some aspects better too. There's a touching part when Batman talks to a picture of his dead parents, saying "I saved the city again today... I think you would have been proud of me," where his head is down and his voice is shy like he's a child again in their presence, which really gives you a feel for Batman's psychology better than any movie I can think of.

Posted by: ace at June 30, 2017 09:50 AM (8rNrN)

29 Beavis & Butthead would agree. Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 30, 2017 02:49 PM (AM1GF)
Speaking of revivals, would a live-action B&B work? who would make a good Beavis? Butthead? Stewart? Mr. Anderson? Mr. Van Driessen?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2017 09:50 AM (ujg0T)

30 The new Peaks is almost challenging people to watch it, and I say that in a good way. Many many moons ago I bought Peaks co-creator Mark Frost lunch, and started talking about bringing the show back... And he was being cagey even then. Once the blurry came out, and they sold out (HUGE numbers) they had the "ammo" to be able to cut the deal to get the show financed. AND complete creative control... As you have seen. Which is awesome.

Posted by: Joseph Dickerson at June 30, 2017 09:51 AM (LDV7V)

31 Movie-wise I WANT to see Wonder Woman, but just haven't gotten around to it. I'm not crazy enthused to see it, though I've wanted a WW movie since I was born (or at least it feels that way!).


The next movie I WANT to see, and absolutely WILL see, is Dunkirk.  Christopher Nolan has yet to disappoint, and it has an incredible cast.  Though I admit I'm a little nervous about the casting of Harry Styles (of One Direction fame).  It's not that I doubt his acting chops - I'm sure he'll be fine - but it means that for at least the first week every showing will be packed with 1D fangurrrls squeeing and giggling.  As a fangirl once upon a time myself I get it; but that doesn't make it any less annoying during a serious film.  I just hope they walk out of the theater knowing a little bit more about history than they knew when they walked in.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 30, 2017 09:51 AM (4df7R)

32 Ace, how could you review Batman Lego villains and not mention Sauron??

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at June 30, 2017 09:51 AM (LKUbu)

33 blu-ray, I meant...

Posted by: Joseph Dickerson at June 30, 2017 09:51 AM (LDV7V)

34 the real burt ward does promos on metv. looks the same, maybe alittle meatier.

Posted by: concrete girl at June 30, 2017 09:52 AM (EqvVS)

35 >>>32 Ace, how could you review Batman Lego villains and not mention Sauron?? because spoilers?

Posted by: ace at June 30, 2017 09:52 AM (8rNrN)

36 Posted by: concrete girl at June 30, 2017 02:46 PM (EqvVS) I loved the Chris Isaak show.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 30, 2017 09:52 AM (Ri/rl)

37 Gee, anyone wanna see the third Spiderman series reboot in 15 years?

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at June 30, 2017 09:53 AM (NOIQH)

38 I love love loved Avatar : The Last Airbender, despite pulling its final battle out of a lion turtle' s anus. everything up to then was near perfect.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 30, 2017 09:53 AM (MOwG6)

39 37 Gee, anyone wanna see the third Spiderman series reboot in 15 years?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 30, 2017 02:53 PM (NOIQH)



NO.


Seriously, the first reboot was unnecessary.  This latest reboot is Spider-Man overkill.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 30, 2017 09:54 AM (4df7R)

40 I would rather watch a literal spider, Lizzy

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 30, 2017 09:54 AM (MOwG6)

41 I don't watch much since everything is $#it. I liked the first few minutes of the Man in the High Castle.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 30, 2017 09:54 AM (LjR2k)

42 i'm breaking the marvel embargo for Spiderman, so yeah, I want to see it done right.

Posted by: ace at June 30, 2017 09:54 AM (8rNrN)

43 "(No second floor for them to live in, but then, we're talking about extra-spacial entities here so maybe they just created their own extradimensional room above it.) After the bomb, we had a 2001: A Space Odyssey-style breach in the walls between the planes, a trip to the "Mauve Zone" or Purple Place that surrounds the material plane of existence, and then of course "The Woodsmen" descending on earth to prepare the way for an alien locust-frog to inhabit a human body." It's like you threw random words into a sentence generator to come up with this. None of it makes any sense at all.

Posted by: Jollyroger at June 30, 2017 09:55 AM (t06LC)

44 See Batgirl look nothing like the 60's actress! Hurl!!! as she keeps saying "it takes a village"! and something like "we're stronger together"!

Posted by: True Lego Batman trailer at June 30, 2017 09:55 AM (loZXu)

45 Ace: "Harley is not particularly sexualized. I mean, she's a Lego. So it's okay for kids." Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn has made such an impression on the collective psyche of young femalehood in America that her "style" in Suicide Squad is already majorly influencing real-world teen fashions, and is predicted to be a major influencer for years to come. She's one of those rare actress/character combinations that a. Boys want to fuck; and b. Girls want to be. Usually it's one or the other. I'm trying to recall other major influencers from film roles like this. I think Brigitte Bardot in "And God Created Woman" has a similar influence on French fashion for many years. Oh yeah -- Dianne Keaton in "Annie Hall" apparently majorly influenced (in a horrible way) '70s fashion. Any other examples folks can think of?

Posted by: zombie at June 30, 2017 09:55 AM (DQ4Fv)

46 So someone give me the basic gestalt: - A flakey media newsbabe brags that her facelift was in fact just a touch-up - that has a weird, dumb, loser "musician" boyfriend - and both end up making national headlines together for all the wrong reasons - casting couches - casting coaches >casting coaches on casting couches - a hologram of Carrie Fisher - another bad actor with forgettable name quietly and slowly descends into the abyss of forgotten movie yore Is this real life? Or Hell? And find out Hell requires that a 1974 'Magic Mushroom' Chevy Van, smelly Euro/Arab "film" producers, nice, naive Midwestern amateurs looking for their big break, and being forced to live in the Valley 1978 are prereqs.

Posted by: President-Elect Dirk Diggler at June 30, 2017 09:55 AM (fFfWq)

47 Still waiting on "My Mother, the Couch."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2017 09:56 AM (mbhDw)

48 The next movie I WANT to see, and absolutely WILL see, is Dunkirk. Christopher Nolan has yet to disappoint, and it has an incredible cast. Though I admit I'm a little nervous about the casting of Harry Styles (of One Direction fame). It's not that I doubt his acting chops - I'm sure he'll be fine - but it means that for at least the first week every showing will be packed with 1D fangurrrls squeeing and giggling. As a fangirl once upon a time myself I get it; but that doesn't make it any less annoying during a serious film. I just hope they walk out of the theater knowing a little bit more about history than they knew when they walked in. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit The fangirl stampede after the first strafing rock will be epic. Bets are any left after will faint away when the first overloaded ship sinks.

Posted by: AoS betting window at June 30, 2017 09:56 AM (326rv)

49 @35 oops

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, officially styled moron at June 30, 2017 09:56 AM (LKUbu)

50 I just got "LEGO Batman" from Netflix. I'll pop him, uh, it in later tonight. I've been enjoying the Lego riffs even though I'm not their target demo. Those goofy Lego Star Wars shows feel more authentically starwarsy than the big budget crap.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 30, 2017 09:56 AM (QGoUX)

51 Batman Lego sucked, completely pissed all over Batman fandom, and had a hamfisted quasi fascist moral about All Coming Together. you can tell they did it for Presumptive President Hillary.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 30, 2017 09:56 AM (MOwG6)

52 I almost turned the Lego Batman movie off it was so bad. Logan was OK.

Posted by: Dr Spank at June 30, 2017 09:56 AM (4e+hS)

53 Trying G.L.O.W. on Netflix mostly for the hair and spandex. liking it after 4 episodes.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 30, 2017 09:56 AM (h/uSM)

54 I enjoyed Logan, but it was clear it was just clearing the decks of the old actors to make room for the new ones.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 30, 2017 09:57 AM (QQ+il)

55 ScoggWife rented Logan for ScoggBoy. I didn't care for it. Was cheering for Logan to put a claw through Xavier's head after about five minutes.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 30, 2017 09:57 AM (tRLIC)

56 Skyfall, Judy Dench reads Tennyson https://youtu.be/NBbXGKia9C0 The villain expects her to flinch when he approaches.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 30, 2017 09:57 AM (VdICR)

57 I saw recently that a lot of SJW's were upset that Dunkirk has all white people in it. Historical accuracy is now racist.

Posted by: John Marston at June 30, 2017 09:57 AM (SkuXa)

58 We found Logan relentlessly depressing. He made some rookie errors he should not have (bad writwrs! Bad!bad!) Seeing Charles Xavier with dementia was not entertaining, just wrenching. Good acting tho. I appreciated that.

Posted by: Gushka can has kitties what plays fetch at June 30, 2017 09:57 AM (YhV5r)

59 >>>Trying G.L.O.W. on Netflix mostly for the hair and spandex. liking it after 4 episodes. Is the Fabulous Moolah on it?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at June 30, 2017 09:57 AM (QUNQ2)

60 I feel an acting couch could have helped Batman in the Lego movie. Or possibly a chair.

Posted by: Dr Spank at June 30, 2017 09:57 AM (4e+hS)

61 Movie recommendation time!


"Grabbers": http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1525366/


It's a quirky, funny little Irish horror movie, very much in the vein of "Tremors."  Mr. MWR and I watched it on Netflix or Amazon Prime a couple years ago just because we had nothing else to do, and it instantly became one of our favorites. It's so damn quotable.   You might recognize the lead actor as one of the stars of the British series "Coupling."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 30, 2017 09:58 AM (4df7R)

62 How about you Holly wood assholes stop it with the reboots and the remakes and the homages come up with your own, original, storyline franchises for once. Do something.......whats the word??.... oh yeah..... NEW!! You CANNOT tell me that we've maxxed out the cinematic creativeness in a little less than a hundred years. **climbs off of soapbox

Posted by: fixerupper at June 30, 2017 09:58 AM (8XRCm)

63 >>>Batman Lego sucked, completely pissed all over Batman fandom, and had a hamfisted quasi fascist moral about All Coming Together. you can tell they did it for Presumptive President Hillary. In fairness, Batman's initial reaction to these proposals was simiilar to yours.

Posted by: ace at June 30, 2017 09:58 AM (8rNrN)

64 >>>Any other examples folks can think of? Winona!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at June 30, 2017 09:58 AM (QUNQ2)

65 I saw both LEGO Batman and Logan as well. I thought Logan was good, but not great. I was very meh on LEGO Batman. It felt too scattershot in terms of jokes and its structure felt...off. I just couldn't quite get into it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 09:58 AM (viSzi)

66 I just signed up for the "free" 7-day trial of Showtime via Amazon so I'll bomb through Twin Peaks this weekend.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 30, 2017 09:58 AM (QGoUX)

67 Apparently the Brits didn't need anyone to bitch and complain at the Nazis.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 30, 2017 09:58 AM (LjR2k)

68 >>>I loved the Chris Isaak show. me too CaliGirl, like totally (unfortunately my recordings have manbearpig commercials) but chris is worth it

Posted by: concrete girl at June 30, 2017 09:59 AM (EqvVS)

69 58 We found Logan relentlessly depressing. He made some rookie errors he should not have (bad writwrs! Bad!bad!) Seeing Charles Xavier with dementia was not entertaining, just wrenching. Good acting tho. I appreciated that. Posted by: Gushka can has kitties what plays fetch at June 30, 2017 02:57 PM (YhV5r) =============== You should watch The Devil's Backbone! It'll cheer you right up!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 09:59 AM (viSzi)

70 "The next movie I WANT to see, and absolutely WILL see, is Dunkirk." July 21, circled on the calendar.

Posted by: Zombie Carrie Fisher at June 30, 2017 09:59 AM (+7/1f)

71 57 I saw recently that a lot of SJW's were upset that Dunkirk has all white people in it. Historical accuracy is now racist. Posted by: John Marston at June 30, 2017 02:57 PM (SkuXa)
As much as I hate SJWs, did the British Army in France at that time have any "colonial" troops? I think not, but I know that in other theatres of the war they were there, and in significant numbers.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2017 09:59 AM (ujg0T)

72 After watching the first 2 episode of Twin Peaks, I decided to just record the whole series then watch them all. That seems like the best way. So, I got nuthin' on that front. "Logan"....liked it, didn't love it. But a nice exit for those characters and the actors. "Lego Batman" - liked it quite a bit, was pretty much smiling throughout. I think the "joke" of the Joker in this movie is that he was the straight man that "zany" Batman was playing off of. But, yeah, too bland even for the straight man joke. And Harley almost wasn't there. truly lousy portrayal. If you haven't seen the "Planet Earth 2" series, there is soooooooo much awesome stuff. It's well worth the purchase in blu-ray. Eep. if you've got kiddos. "The Bird With Crystal Plumage" has a new 4K remastering which is excellent. About as good a movie that Argento ever made. Not particularly gory. Worth checking out. ("Phenomena" is his best IMHO)

Posted by: naturalfake at June 30, 2017 09:59 AM (NyJwR)

73 "COULDN'T care less!" *Thwacks Ace's knuckles with a ruler, which he doesn't feel because of all that fur*

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at June 30, 2017 10:00 AM (fFA7c)

74 i keep hearing about how good Death Note is . . . might have to make that my next (?) anime.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 30, 2017 10:00 AM (MOwG6)

75 37 Gee, anyone wanna see the third Spiderman series reboot in 15 years?
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I have yet to be disappointed with Marvel Studios films - even the OK ones had great moments and were fun (as opposed to the DC Snyder-verse slate of emo heroes).
 
IIRC - the second wave of SM films after the Toby-trilogy were a combination of  Sony attempting to create their own cinematic universe (which failed after AMSM2) and retaining the rights to the character (hence why there was also a F4 reboot a couple years ago - which also tanked).
 
Sony figured out to leave it Marvel Studios and shared the SM property.  But the upcoming Venom is not slated to have SM in it at all.

Posted by: astronaut achmed at June 30, 2017 10:01 AM (XZGD9)

76 When you are young and all the world is new, there is magic in Edison's Magic Lantern. When you are old, and have seen the magic tricks, the world seems ... diminished.

Posted by: Innocence Lost at June 30, 2017 10:01 AM (m9X4Y)

77 53 Trying G.L.O.W. on Netflix mostly for the hair and spandex. liking it after 4 episodes. Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 30, 2017 02:56 PM (h/uSM) --- FYI, there are bewbs. or is that a spoiler?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at June 30, 2017 10:01 AM (h/uSM)

78 >>It's a quirky, funny little Irish horror movie, very much in the vein of "Tremors."


Have you seen "Attack the Block?"
Good one!
I'll check out "Grabbers."

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at June 30, 2017 10:01 AM (NOIQH)

79 "The next movie I WANT to see, and absolutely WILL see, is Dunkirk." July 21, circled on the calendar. Posted by: Zombie Carrie Fisher at June 30, 2017 02:59 PM (+7/1f) SJWs: It's all a bunch of white guys!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 30, 2017 10:01 AM (493sH)

80 I saw recently that a lot of SJW's were upset that Dunkirk has all white people in it. Historical accuracy is now racist.

These are the same people who have no problem with Hamilton being black.

Posted by: tu3031 at June 30, 2017 10:01 AM (qJhUV)

81 I've been trying to powerwatch Babylon 5 in honor of Stephen Furst but man is it a slog. It's an Old School show with 20+ episodes per season. Tell me it gets better after the first season, lie if you have to.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 30, 2017 10:01 AM (QQ+il)

82 74 i keep hearing about how good Death Note is . . . might have to make that my next (?) anime.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 30, 2017 03:00 PM (MOwG6)



First half: awesome

Second half: Pretty good

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 30, 2017 10:02 AM (4df7R)

83 Latest movie I have seen: "I Love You Philip Morris," starring Jim Carrey and Ewan MacGregor. I totally missed it when it was first released several years ago, so I had no preconceptions. But after watching it, I can see why it failed. Tells the story of a despicable con-man who realzies halfway through the film that he is gay. And because of his new-found totally flamboyant gayness, we're suddenly supposed to LIKE him. Just because he is gay. And then at the end of the film they have som infuriating anti-Republican joke-captions on the screen that made no sense, and tried to blame the character's misdeeds on George Bush or something ridiculous. Grrrr. But worst of all, throughout the film we are subjected to Jim Carrey engaged in totally X-rated gay porn acts. Like, halfway through the film, we see him naked, covered in sweat, pounding a guy in the ass, while the guy says, "Yeah! Fuck my ass, Dump your hot load in my ass cavity!" and Jim Carrey says "I'm coming! I'm coming! Here comes my jizz in your ass!" and then he does a rodeo lasso gesture over his head as he comes. There are about 8 scenes like this throughout the film. Just to demonstrate that he is in fact gay. Seriously, is this necessary? Short review: Avoid this film.

Posted by: zombie at June 30, 2017 10:02 AM (DQ4Fv)

84 75 37 Gee, anyone wanna see the third Spiderman series reboot in 15 years? =========== I have yet to be disappointed with Marvel Studios films - even the OK ones had great moments and were fun (as opposed to the DC Snyder-verse slate of emo heroes). IIRC - the second wave of SM films after the Toby-trilogy were a combination of Sony attempting to create their own cinematic universe (which failed after AMSM2) and retaining the rights to the character (hence why there was also a F4 reboot a couple years ago - which also tanked). Sony figured out to leave it Marvel Studios and shared the SM property. But the upcoming Venom is not slated to have SM in it at all. Posted by: astronaut achmed at June 30, 2017 03:01 PM (XZGD9) ============== Considering the critical reaction to Homecoming, I have a feeling that this new re-reboot is going to make a lot of people happy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:02 AM (viSzi)

85 As much as I hate SJWs, did the British Army in France at that time have any "colonial" troops? I think not, but I know that in other theatres of the war they were there, and in significant numbers. The BEF consisted of just about every regular army division, four territorial divisions, and the 1st Canadian Division. As far as I know, any other Commonwealth and colonial troops were in the mideast and Asia.

Posted by: AoS betting window at June 30, 2017 10:02 AM (326rv)

86 watched Logan & Lego Batman too Logan was sad

Posted by: votermom pimping great books at June 30, 2017 10:02 AM (hMwEB)

87 I've seen the Lego Bateman movie twice. Laughed out loud. He's my favorite Batman right now. So funny. Will Arnett was great. I rather watch a bunch of animated Legos than anything else out there. I am looking forward to Dunkirk though.

Posted by: Tuna at June 30, 2017 10:02 AM (wt0kN)

88 I'd like to see the new Twin Peaks but don't have Showtime. I guess I'll have to wait for the DVD. So, is the atomic explosion tied in some way to the arrival of the Lodge-dwellers? Opening an interdimensional rift or some such?

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 10:02 AM (0mRoj)

89 i think the FF is owned by Fox. And they're going to try to cling to the rights by making a new terrible F4 movie, this one focusing on the two children of Reed and Sue Richards. It's just throwing money at it to keep the rights. Atrocious.

Posted by: ace at June 30, 2017 10:02 AM (8rNrN)

90 81 I've been trying to powerwatch Babylon 5 in honor of Stephen Furst but man is it a slog. It's an Old School show with 20+ episodes per season. Tell me it gets better after the first season, lie if you have to.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 30, 2017 03:01 PM (QQ+il)



The 1st season sucks. Season 2 and beyond are immensely better, in no small part due to Bruce Boxleitner.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 30, 2017 10:03 AM (4df7R)

91 Curmudgeon: I think the British army @dunkirk was the Expeditionary Force, which was scrambled together on the British island at nearly the last minute. so very few non Brits. D Day and the later British invasion units had more.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 30, 2017 10:03 AM (MOwG6)

92 83 Short review: Avoid this film. Posted by: zombie at June 30, 2017 03:02 PM (DQ4Fv) ============== I don't understand this sentence. I must watch EVERYTHING!!!!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:03 AM (viSzi)

93 A sexy Lego would just be all kinds of wrong.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 30, 2017 10:04 AM (ul9CR)

94 mwr, the lead actor in the first season went nuts, sadly.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 30, 2017 10:04 AM (MOwG6)

95 There are about 8 scenes like this throughout the film. Just to demonstrate that he is in fact gay. Seriously, is this necessary? Short review: Avoid this film. Posted by: zombie at June 30, 2017 03:02 PM (DQ4Fv) You see that every day out your window. I certainly understand not wanting to see it on screen too.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 10:04 AM (0mRoj)

96 >>> So, is the atomic explosion tied in some way to the arrival of the Lodge-dwellers? Opening an interdimensional rift or some such? not spelled out but it seems to have to do with the arrival of BOB. The Black Lodge, I think, has always existed. But it was the bomb that permitted BOB specifically to enter. It's all kind of nebulous.

Posted by: ace at June 30, 2017 10:04 AM (8rNrN)

97 Maybe Churchill could have a sassy black maid. Or a Chinese gardener.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 30, 2017 10:04 AM (oVJmc)

98 Yup. F4 is owned by Fox but the writing may be on the wall to just co-partner with Marvel Studios if SM:H is as rousing a success as it's slated to be.

Posted by: Astronaut Achmed at June 30, 2017 10:04 AM (XZGD9)

99 82 74 i keep hearing about how good Death Note is . . . might have to make that my next (?) anime. Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 30, 2017 03:00 PM (MOwG6) First half: awesomeSecond half: Pretty good Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassass I LOVED Death Note! One of the best Japanese films ever. The sequel was almost as good, too. The "detective" character boy was sooo excellent. Short review: Watch "Death Note"!

Posted by: zombie at June 30, 2017 10:04 AM (DQ4Fv)

100 Speaking of Movies & TV, there is less than 9 hours remaining to submit your cookbook recipes.

Posted by: Weasel at June 30, 2017 10:04 AM (Sfs6o)

101 Have not watched a movie in a long time, even on Netflix it has been documentaries or murder mystery series. I'm about the same - Forensic Files, various shows on ID and on Oxygen (now that it's dropped it's gheyness and become an all-crime channel) is about the limit of my TV watching. And I hardly ever watch a new movie because, frankly, none of them appeal to me. Yes, I am old and cranky and a stick-in-the-mud. I do need to watch Hail, Caesar!, though.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 30, 2017 10:04 AM (X6fMO)

102  keep hearing about how good Death Note is . . . might have to make that my next (?) anime. Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 30, 2017 03:00 PM (MOwG6) Its very good. If you like it you may also like Psychopass. Grimmy amd i

Posted by: Gushka can has kitties what plays fetch at June 30, 2017 10:05 AM (YhV5r)

103 I'm looking forward to seeing the new Twin Peaks, but I'll wait.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 30, 2017 10:05 AM (MZcWR)

104 87 I've seen the Lego Bateman movie twice.

Posted by: Tuna at June 30, 2017 03:02 PM (wt0kN)



I know this is a typo, but now I have this mental image of a Lego version of "American Psycho," and it's simultaneously hilarious and disturbing.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 30, 2017 10:05 AM (4df7R)

105 not spelled out but it seems to have to do with the arrival of BOB. The Black Lodge, I think, has always existed. But it was the bomb that permitted BOB specifically to enter. It's all kind of nebulous. Posted by: ace at June 30, 2017 03:04 PM (8rNrN) Nebulous? A David Lynch production? The deuce you say!

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 10:05 AM (0mRoj)

106 I don't understand this sentence. I must watch EVERYTHING!!!! Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 03:03 PM (viSzi) ------ **freezeframe** And THIS.....**points with laser pointer**..... is why Hollywood continues to pump out garbage. Un discerning people people plopping out cash to consumme caca. **resume film**

Posted by: fixerupper at June 30, 2017 10:05 AM (8XRCm)

107 85 As much as I hate SJWs, did the British Army in France at that time have any "colonial" troops? I think not, but I know that in other theatres of the war they were there, and in significant numbers. The BEF consisted of just about every regular army division, four territorial divisions, and the 1st Canadian Division. As far as I know, any other Commonwealth and colonial troops were in the mideast and Asia. Posted by: AoS betting window at June 30, 2017 03:02 PM (326rv)
Good to know! I didn't mind the prominent Sikh character in "The English Patient", because there *were* sizeable numbers of Sikh and other India troops in the British 8th Army.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2017 10:05 AM (ujg0T)

108 also surprised that I enjoyed Get Out

Posted by: votermom pimping great books at June 30, 2017 10:05 AM (hMwEB)

109 I saw Ass Cavity open for the Butthole Surfers. The whole show stunk.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 30, 2017 10:05 AM (ul9CR)

110 You know who else shot first?

Posted by: Aaron Burr at June 30, 2017 10:05 AM (LjR2k)

111 You know, I do think a Jeffersons reboot could be awesome.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at June 30, 2017 10:05 AM (QUNQ2)

112 I just watched a video that explains Episode 8 of Twin Peaks. Man. What the fuck? Its like Lost on acid.

Posted by: Jollyroger at June 30, 2017 10:06 AM (t06LC)

113 Lego Movie, Xman, MCU, DCU, CNN, Twin Peaks, GoT, which one is reality

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2017 10:06 AM (Tmizd)

114 113 Lego Movie, Xman, MCU, DCU, CNN, Twin Peaks, GoT, which one is reality Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2017 03:06 PM (Tmizd) Reality sucks, which is why we go to the movies.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 10:07 AM (0mRoj)

115 I was in a Game Stop years ago and in my ignorance loudly made fun of the Lego Star Wars game. A clerk informed me that it was actually a great game and way, way better than the official Star Wars game, the creators of which had mailed it in. Two birds there, no? given today's topics.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 30, 2017 10:07 AM (+7/1f)

116 The kids and I loved Lego Batman. I actually liked Logan, but not as a superhero movie, but more like a western. It's Unforgiven with claws.

Posted by: Jollyroger at June 30, 2017 10:07 AM (t06LC)

117 Both liked it. A sprt of furure crime drama, violent and fun mystery. Also Blue Exorcist is an alltime favorite anime. Worth a look more dark fantasy. Where Psychopass is fun cyberpunk.

Posted by: Gushka can has kitties what plays fetch at June 30, 2017 10:07 AM (YhV5r)

118 BEaf may have had troops from West Indies and Bermuda, not sure though

Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2017 10:07 AM (Tmizd)

119 I didn't mind the prominent Sikh character in "The English Patient", because there *were* sizeable numbers of Sikh and other India troops in the British 8th Army. Posted by: Curmudgeon Indian troops were present in North Africa from 1940 on, before the 8th army was constituted (started out as the British Desert Force). The 4th Indian division was involved for much of it.

Posted by: AoS betting window at June 30, 2017 10:07 AM (326rv)

120 "You know who else shot first? Posted by: Aaron Burr" Jim "Condoms Are For Fags" Carrey?

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 30, 2017 10:07 AM (MOwG6)

121 oh and I think I mentioned this before - I really liked the French Beauty and the Beast on Netflix

Posted by: votermom pimping great books at June 30, 2017 10:07 AM (hMwEB)

122 "know this is a typo, but now I have this mental image of a Lego version of "American Psycho," and it's simultaneously hilarious and disturbing." Damn autocorrect. I didn't even notice the mistake

Posted by: Tuna at June 30, 2017 10:08 AM (wt0kN)

123 106 **freezeframe** And THIS.....**points with laser pointer**..... is why Hollywood continues to pump out garbage. Un discerning people people plopping out cash to consumme caca. **resume film** Posted by: fixerupper at June 30, 2017 03:05 PM (8XRCm) ================ Well, only if you take me needing to see everything as meaning that I'm front line at the theater every weekend. I've got decades of movies from France that need watching first. Once I get through those, and the thrillers from the 70s that I've missed, and the musicals that I haven't seen from the 40s, 50s, and 60s, and the Marx Brothers movies I's bypassed, and the Harold Loyd movies I've yet seen, and....

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:08 AM (viSzi)

124 I want a live-action Jetsons.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 30, 2017 10:08 AM (QQ+il)

125 Fullmetal Alchemist. Best anime series ever.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 10:08 AM (0mRoj)

126 Logan is a bit of a downer being that one of the themes it deals with is mortality. Though it also deals with sacrifice and redemption. I almost loved it but there were just a couple of things in it that felt like slightly lazy writing.

Posted by: John Marston at June 30, 2017 10:08 AM (SkuXa)

127 geez zombie thnx for nothing lol

Posted by: concrete girl at June 30, 2017 10:09 AM (EqvVS)

128 I like "Orphan Black" - great acting and no clue where this is all leading...

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at June 30, 2017 10:09 AM (NOIQH)

129 My wife and I are huge Batman fans and we took our 3 and 4 year old boys to Lego Batman when it came out. They love batman even though their only real experience with him so far is the 90s animated series and the 90s-00s Justice League cartoons. It was their first foray into a theater to see a movie and they sat enthralled for the whole 2 hours while my wife and I were laughing at all the in-universe batman jokes. The only negative I had for the movie is the Barbara Gordon piece that Ace already mentioned. Very kid friendly. No stupid potty humor, it drives me crazy in kid's movies when they dump that in because it's so lazy.

Posted by: Brenden at June 30, 2017 10:09 AM (9mknC)

130 121 oh and I think I mentioned this before - I really liked the French Beauty and the Beast on Netflix Posted by: votermom pimping great books at June 30, 2017 03:07 PM (hMwEB) ============== The French one from the 50s is amazing!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:09 AM (viSzi)

131 and tried to blame the character's misdeeds on George Bush or something ridiculous. Grrrr. But worst of all, throughout the film we are subjected to Jim Carrey engaged in totally X-rated gay porn acts. In many ways, the story of Obama

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 30, 2017 10:09 AM (493sH)

132 I've been watching stuff on the CW, but that's about it.

Supernatural, which I will probably give a change next season but only for an episode or two.  The show really needs to wrap up.

iZombie - This one is still interesting, and I want to see where they take it next season now that they've basically said "fuck it" to their case-of-the-week format.

Riverdale - I don't care what people thing.  I want a Betty/Veronica sandwich for dinner and Cheryl ala mode for dessert.

I'm waiting for The Defenders on Netflix and Man in the High Castle on Amazon. 

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 30, 2017 10:09 AM (fKWf6)

133 111 You know, I do think a Jeffersons reboot could be awesome. Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at June 30, 2017 03:05 PM (QUNQ2)
If it took potshots at "politically correct" nonsense, I *would* like that, depending upon what British guy they got to play the butler. I know, fat chance in Commiewood....

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2017 10:09 AM (ujg0T)

134 113 Lego Movie, Xman, MCU, DCU, CNN, Twin Peaks, GoT, which one is reality
Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2017 03:06 PM (Tmizd)
=========================
All but one are known to be a works of fiction, imagination, and daydreams.
 
CNN markets that as serious news reality

Posted by: Astronaut Achmed at June 30, 2017 10:09 AM (XZGD9)

135 The next movie I WANT to see, and absolutely WILL see, is Dunkirk. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at June 30, 2017 02:51 PM (4df7R) You and me both. It helps that I went through a Dunkirk kick last year and read a half dozen books on the Fall of France and Dunkirk. As to the teeny boppers, whatever squeezes a bit of history into their heads is probably worth the downsides.

Posted by: Keith at June 30, 2017 10:09 AM (USf3s)

136 So in light of the previous thread, perhaps the way out of the casting dilemma for Lucasfilm is to fire the unconvincing Alden Ehrenreich, and replace him in the part with Lego Han Solo.

Wooden taken over for by plastic. Taaa-daa!

Posted by: torquewrench at June 30, 2017 10:09 AM (ujwCG)

137 I'm tellin' ya, every review I've read here and in other places have been saying the Lego Batman movie is actually good. I'm going to have to try it. (Though it's a shame that Harley Quinn isn't "sexualized," as Ace put it. That would really make the film for me. . . .)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius [/i] [/b] at June 30, 2017 10:09 AM (LeI1X)

138 As much as I hate SJWs, did the British Army in France at that time have any "colonial" troops? I think not, but I know that in other theatres of the war they were there, and in significant numbers. Posted by: Curmudgeon Weird historical fact: In WWI, France had a couple divisions of Senegalese troops who, when they took any German territory, apparently behaved VERY badly, and did a lot of raping of German girls. This received much publicity in Germany at the time, and was apparently one of the things that really turned Adolph Hitler into a total racist.

Posted by: zombie at June 30, 2017 10:09 AM (DQ4Fv)

139 I LOVED Death Note! One of the best Japanese films ever. The sequel was almost as good, too.

The "detective" character boy was sooo excellent.

Short review: Watch "Death Note"!

Posted by: zombie at June 30, 2017 03:04 PM (DQ4Fv)



I haven't seen the live action films, though they star a couple of my favorite Japanese actors (Erika Toda and Kenichi Matsuyama).  I always mean to, but never get around to it.  The anime, though, was excellent, until THAT THING happened. Then it was less so, but still very good.


I've seen the live action versions of GANTZ (b/c one of my favorite Jpop singers is the lead actor - yes, I said I was a fangirl, dammit!) and liked them a lot.  Just be prepared for bittersweet endings.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 30, 2017 10:09 AM (4df7R)

140 Mrs WisRich want's to see Wonder Woman. I'm kinda interested in Baby Driver. Which should get priority?

Posted by: WisRich at June 30, 2017 10:10 AM (G0vdT)

141 Supernatural, which I will probably give a change next season but only for an episode or two. The show really needs to wrap up. == shut yo ho mouf!

Posted by: votermom pimping great books at June 30, 2017 10:10 AM (hMwEB)

142 I've been trying to powerwatch Babylon 5 It gets better. There are some episodes that ... well, it gets better.

Posted by: Innocence Lost at June 30, 2017 10:10 AM (m9X4Y)

143 Anyone here watching One Punch Man? I admit for fun it can be beat. SAITAMA IS THE MORON ANIME HERO. He cracks me up.

Posted by: Gushka can has kitties what plays fetch at June 30, 2017 10:11 AM (YhV5r)

144 A movie I watched, and liked, last night was A Walk Among The Tombstones.

Posted by: Dr Spank at June 30, 2017 10:11 AM (4e+hS)

145 twin peaks. I dunno. Just don't have a desire to outsource for my nightmares. David Lynch doing the job that American's don't want to do anymore. (Give themselves nightmares.) But will hook up lego Bats. Thanks.

Posted by: simplemind at June 30, 2017 10:11 AM (C6xeQ)

146 Haven't watched much lately, but GotG vol 2 was superb. And yes I'm a sucker for the MCU, but I went into that movie really, really worried and it blew me away. Via Netflix, I started watching Helix. Which started out very, very promising. Then I noticed it was made by SyFy. And without fail there was soon an injection of such absurd liberalism that it killed my entire desire to watch anymore. Though from looking up future episodes on wiki, it looks like the show falls off a cliff anyway. Watched a few episodes of the new (Netflix anyway) season of Turn: Washingtons Spies. Very good show, but I'll fall for almost anything from the revolution period. Your mileage may vary.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 30, 2017 10:11 AM (72PAC)

147 Has anyone seen Captain Underpants yet?  That is really the only one I am interested in seeing right now.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 30, 2017 10:11 AM (MIKMs)

148 You and me both. It helps that I went through a Dunkirk kick last year and read a half dozen books on the Fall of France and Dunkirk. As to the teeny boppers, whatever squeezes a bit of history into their heads is probably worth the downsides. Posted by: Keith I read Walter Lord's history. Do you have any other suggestions?

Posted by: AoS betting window at June 30, 2017 10:11 AM (326rv)

149 34 the real burt ward does promos on metv. looks the same, maybe alittle meatier. * * A LOT meatier. And I think he's lost some teeth.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius [/i] [/b] at June 30, 2017 10:11 AM (LeI1X)

150 140 Mrs WisRich want's to see Wonder Woman. I'm kinda interested in Baby Driver. Which should get priority? Posted by: WisRich at June 30, 2017 03:10 PM (G0vdT) ============== Spoiler alert: Tomorrow's thread starts with a plea to see Baby Driver.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:12 AM (viSzi)

151 Lego Hamlet You heard it here first.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 30, 2017 10:12 AM (ul9CR)

152 "oh and I think I mentioned this before - I really liked the French Beauty and the Beast on Netflix" Are you talking about the old black and white Renoir film from the 50s or the recent film? I've not seen the recent adaption but the classic version is surely one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen.

Posted by: Tuna at June 30, 2017 10:12 AM (wt0kN)

153 A movie I watched, and liked, last night was A Walk Among The Tombstones. Liam Neeson is always good when he's killing folks. Kind of like Mel.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 30, 2017 10:12 AM (QQ+il)

154 It gets better. There are some episodes that ... well, it gets better.


Posted by: Innocence Lost at June 30, 2017 03:10 PM (m9X4Y)



B5 is better if you imagine Clarke is a tragic figure instead of a villain. 


Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 30, 2017 10:12 AM (fKWf6)

155 Christian Toto has a 'best of 2017 so far' article up on PJMedia for folks who might like it. He says 'Baby Driver' is good...dunno, main character looks Jessie Eisenberg-levels of punchable. Going to wait until my friends see it. And...maybe wait some more. Simon Pegg is legit good at directing (not at writing always) but he's laid some eggs.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 30, 2017 10:12 AM (xJa6I)

156 The French one from the 50s is amazing! Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 03:09 PM (viSzi) I'll have to look for that one This is from 2014 and has a Pan's Labyrinth vibe

Posted by: votermom pimping great books at June 30, 2017 10:12 AM (hMwEB)

157 89 i think the FF is owned by Fox. And they're going to try to cling to the rights by making a new terrible F4 movie, this one focusing on the two children of Reed and Sue Richards. It's just throwing money at it to keep the rights. Atrocious. Posted by: ace at June 30, 2017 03:02 PM (8rNrN) And thus why you will never get a Kang the Conqueror vs. the Avengers movie. Because Kang is connected to Fantastic Four so Fox has the rights to him.

Posted by: buzzion at June 30, 2017 10:13 AM (cAnNx)

158 151 Lego Hamlet You heard it here first. Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 30, 2017 03:12 PM (ul9CR) Something is rotten in the State of Cloud Coo-coo Land

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 10:13 AM (0mRoj)

159 I'm waiting for Lego Aquaman.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 30, 2017 10:13 AM (oVJmc)

160 Haven't finished the third season of Bosch yet, but it's still pretty darn good.

Posted by: Oschisms at June 30, 2017 10:13 AM (70QTT)

161 152 "oh and I think I mentioned this before - I really liked the French Beauty and the Beast on Netflix" Are you talking about the old black and white Renoir film from the 50s or the recent film? I've not seen the recent adaption but the classic version is surely one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen. Posted by: Tuna at June 30, 2017 03:12 PM (wt0kN) ============= Jean Cocteau, not Renoir. And it's fantastic. Everyone should see it. The magic of practical effects done imaginatively.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:13 AM (viSzi)

162 It'll be interesting to see if the Dunkirk film delves into the German command question, debated to this day: did Hitler deliberately let the trapped Tommies escape, hoping for an eventual negotiated peace with the Brits, and thinking that he had better odds of same if he showed restraint?

Posted by: torquewrench at June 30, 2017 10:13 AM (ujwCG)

163 BTW ace, your ads are getting really bad on redirects on phones again. Only seems to be on the main page thought, and it happens so fast that you can't identify the ad that is the culprit.

Posted by: buzzion at June 30, 2017 10:13 AM (cAnNx)

164 155 Christian Toto has a 'best of 2017 so far' article up on PJMedia for folks who might like it. He says 'Baby Driver' is good...dunno, main character looks Jessie Eisenberg-levels of punchable. Going to wait until my friends see it. And...maybe wait some more. Simon Pegg is legit good at directing (not at writing always) but he's laid some eggs. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 30, 2017 03:12 PM (xJa6I) =============== Simon Pegg directs nothing. It's Edgar Wright.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:14 AM (viSzi)

165 148 You and me both. It helps that I went through a Dunkirk kick last year and read a half dozen books on the Fall of France and Dunkirk. As to the teeny boppers, whatever squeezes a bit of history into their heads is probably worth the downsides. Posted by: Keith I read Walter Lord's history. Do you have any other suggestions? Posted by: AoS betting window at June 30, 2017 03:11 PM (326rv)
Although fictional, I did like Derek Robinson's historical novel "Piece of Cake", set in the Phoney War and the subsequent falling apart of France.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2017 10:14 AM (ujg0T)

166 Another underrated action movie : Faster with Dwayne Johnson.

Posted by: Dr Spank at June 30, 2017 10:14 AM (4e+hS)

167 162 It'll be interesting to see if the Dunkirk film delves into the German command question, debated to this day: did Hitler deliberately let the trapped Tommies escape, hoping for an eventual negotiated peace with the Brits, and thinking that he had better odds of same if he showed restraint? Posted by: torquewrench at June 30, 2017 03:13 PM (ujwCG) =============== Looks like it's a survival movie based purely on the British point of view. And since Point of View is important to Nolan, I doubt we'll see anything from the German side of things.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:15 AM (viSzi)

168 Are you talking about the old black and white Renoir film from the 50s or the recent film? I've not seen the recent adaption but the classic version is surely one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen. If you like that sort of thing, Philip Glass did a score for the Renoir film: http://tinyurl.com/y7krbbjx

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 30, 2017 10:15 AM (X6fMO)

169 Aquaman strikes me as being in the Knight Boat vein. There has to be a river or canal or ocean near for there to be any action.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 30, 2017 10:15 AM (QQ+il)

170 I've been watching the twitter feed of Colt's Owner Jim Irsay. "Provocative" - Interview Magazine "Intriguing" - Variety "Engaging" - Spin Magazine "Annette Dawn is a surprise hit and with tug at your heartstrings" - Village Voice

Posted by: Minuteman at June 30, 2017 10:15 AM (A3b6q)

171 MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at June 30, 2017 02:45 PM (4df7R) Hunter X Hunter is very good and really surprised me I thought it was going to be in the vein of Pokémon then all of a sudden Bam a couple people to die. Babylon 5 does get better when they replace the Capt, he was CRAZY in real life. The actor who played Garibaldi talked about how he did some crazy crap on set.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 30, 2017 10:15 AM (dKiJG)

172 Burt Ward used to be my neighbor,about 16 years ago. He was a DREADFUL neighbor. He married the Coca Cola heiress and expects ti be treated like royalty. They live like hoarders, and their "dog rescue" is a tax scam. The legit rescue people in the area hate them.

Posted by: Gushka can has kitties what plays fetch at June 30, 2017 10:16 AM (YhV5r)

173 "Jean Cocteau, not Renoir. " Sorry. I don't know why I did that. I'll blame autocorrect

Posted by: Tuna at June 30, 2017 10:16 AM (wt0kN)

174 NO. Seriously, the first reboot was unnecessary. This latest reboot is Spider-Man overkill. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at June 30, 2017 02:54 PM (4df7R) They need to do a reboot from the spider's perspective.

Posted by: Minuteman at June 30, 2017 10:16 AM (A3b6q)

175 173 "Jean Cocteau, not Renoir. " Sorry. I don't know why I did that. I'll blame autocorrect Posted by: Tuna at June 30, 2017 03:16 PM (wt0kN) =============== I knew that it was auto-correct.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:17 AM (viSzi)

176 If you get a chance I recommend the TV show Downward Dog. Not laugh out funny but will put a smile on your face the entire time.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 30, 2017 10:17 AM (npdX6)

177 I haven't seen the live action films, though they star a couple of my favorite Japanese actors (Erika Toda and Kenichi Matsuyama). I always mean to, but never get around to it. The anime, though, was excellent, until THAT THING happened. Then it was less so, but still very good. I've seen the live action versions of GANTZ (b/c one of my favorite Jpop singers is the lead actor - yes, I said I was a fangirl, dammit!) and liked them a lot. Just be prepared for bittersweet endings. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at June 30, 2017 03:09 PM (4df7R) Never heard of Gantz until the CGI film popped up on my Netflix. Started on a whim for some background noise and I was HOOKED. How does the live action compare to the CGI, if you've seen the latter?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 30, 2017 10:18 AM (72PAC)

178 They need to do a reboot from the spider's perspective. Posted by: Minuteman at June 30, 2017 03:16 PM (A3b6q)
I escape from glass box. I see yummy boy. I bite him. Spider stop now. Head hurt from write. :-)

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2017 10:18 AM (ujg0T)

179 Burt Ward used to be my neighbor,about 16 years ago. He was a DREADFUL neighbor. He married the Coca Cola heiress and expects ti be treated like royalty. Nobody could wear a pair of silk panties like Burt Ward. *swoon*

Posted by: Shep Smith at June 30, 2017 10:18 AM (Mouru)

180 Lego Batman is the second highest rated Batman movie behind Nolan's "Dark Knight". It's my second favorite, behind Adam West's 1966 "Batman". I love Batman. I'm just not crazy about the "serious" screen representations.

Posted by: moviegique at June 30, 2017 10:18 AM (7zeA4)

181 178 They need to do a reboot from the spider's perspective. Posted by: Minuteman at June 30, 2017 03:16 PM (A3b6q) I escape from glass box. I see yummy boy. I bite him. Spider stop now. Head hurt from write. :-) Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2017 03:18 PM (ujg0T) ============== I cried a little bit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:18 AM (viSzi)

182 150 140 Mrs WisRich want's to see Wonder Woman. I'm kinda interested in Baby Driver. Which should get priority? Posted by: WisRich at June 30, 2017 03:10 PM (G0vdT) ============== Spoiler alert: Tomorrow's thread starts with a plea to see Baby Driver. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 03:12 PM (viSzi) Heh.

Posted by: WisRich at June 30, 2017 10:19 AM (G0vdT)

183 ok found Jean Cocteau's beauty and the beast at my library - 1948 gonna borrow it in other news KTY is rewatching Moana on Netflix right now

Posted by: votermom pimping great books at June 30, 2017 10:19 AM (hMwEB)

184 I did enjoy season Three of Fargo.

Posted by: simplemind at June 30, 2017 10:19 AM (C6xeQ)

185 One series on Netflix I really liked, being a true-crime fan was Murder Maps, which explores various famous London crimes, including Reginald Christie, George Smith, the "Brides in the Bath" killer and John Haigh, the "Acid Bath Killer." There are three seasons available so far, I think.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 30, 2017 10:19 AM (X6fMO)

186 I escape from glass box. I see yummy boy. I bite him. Spider stop now. Head hurt from write. :-) Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2017 03:18 PM (ujg0T) Wait. Who's the protagonist? Where's the character arc?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 30, 2017 10:19 AM (Mouru)

187 I do need to watch Hail, Caesar!, though. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 30, 2017 03:04 PM (X6fMO) --- I think you would appreciate this movie. Singing cowboys, dancing sailors, million dollar mermaids, and bitchy gossip columnists, plus back lot intrigue. And how can you not love a flick where Marcuse and his merry band of Commies are the bad guys?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 30, 2017 10:19 AM (QGoUX)

188 It'll be interesting to see if the Dunkirk film delves into the German command question, debated to this day: did Hitler deliberately let the trapped Tommies escape, hoping for an eventual negotiated peace with the Brits, and thinking that he had better odds of same if he showed restraint? Posted by: torquewrench Walter Lord examined that. he maintained that it was a combination of concern by high command of gravely overextended armored columns (they were), lagging infantry (leg, not motorized) and the belief held by all experts until after June 1944 that any movement of troops was possible only via a large, well defended, intact port. Dunkirk was none of these. The British didn't think that they could save nearly that many. There were claims made later, but communiques at the division level at the time showed them gladly pausing to regroup, stabilize supplies and for infantry to catch up.

Posted by: AoS betting window at June 30, 2017 10:20 AM (326rv)

189 Ok bluebell, you win, I just submitted a recipe to the cookbook.

Posted by: Country Boy at June 30, 2017 10:20 AM (Jcg9Q)

190 >>>Burt Ward used to be my neighbor oh no!...you've ruined my robin memories. it's terrible how actors are IRL

Posted by: concrete girl at June 30, 2017 10:20 AM (EqvVS)

191 Ok bluebell, you win, I just submitted a recipe to the cookbook. Posted by: Country Boy at June 30, 2017 03:20 PM (Jcg9Q) Geez, this better be good.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 30, 2017 10:20 AM (Mouru)

192 It's a pity there's been no successor to Michael Crichton, who had such a great talent for popularizing science-based themes in novels and movies like Jurassic Park. One of the few books he wrote not made into a major Hollywood production was State of Fear, his prescient 2004 novel about a gang of eco-terrorists plotting mass murder to advance the cause of anti-Anthropomorphic Global Warming.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 30, 2017 10:21 AM (+7/1f)

193 Ok bluebell, you win, I just submitted a recipe to the cookbook. Posted by: Country Boy at June 30, 2017 03:20 PM (Jcg9Q) Geez, this better be good ============= Squirrel burgoo, no doubt.

Posted by: simplemind at June 30, 2017 10:21 AM (HTtxG)

194 Ok bluebell, you win, I just submitted a recipe to the cookbook. Posted by: Country Boy at June 30, 2017 03:20 PM (Jcg9Q) ------ I bet it doesnt have any salsa in it.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 30, 2017 10:21 AM (8XRCm)

195 it's terrible how actors are IRL Robin was "circus folk", so it's not surprising.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 30, 2017 10:21 AM (QQ+il)

196 My review of Lego Batman: http://moviegique.com/index.php/2017/06/13/the-lego-batman-movie/ I think it's a necessary remedy for the psycho-Batman-loner Burton gave us. Even Miller's Batman, while arguably a psychotic, wasn't a =loner=.

Posted by: moviegique at June 30, 2017 10:22 AM (7zeA4)

197 Babylon 5 does get better when they replace the Capt, he was CRAZY in real life. The actor who played Garibaldi talked about how he did some crazy crap on set.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 30, 2017 03:15 PM (dKiJG)



Fun fact: Garibaldi is played by Jerry Doyle, also of conservative talk radio fame.  He passed away last year, which made me sad. I loved Garibaldi.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 30, 2017 10:22 AM (4df7R)

198 ok found Jean Cocteau's beauty and the beast at my library - 1948" Savor every magical detail.

Posted by: Tuna at June 30, 2017 10:22 AM (wt0kN)

199 Is there a cookbook Moron or Ette here? Help! I just submitted a recipe and the last page showed the final recipe formatted. It didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. Should I resubmit it or will you guys edit it appropriately for me?

Posted by: L, Elle at June 30, 2017 10:22 AM (Rsi2C)

200 One of the few books he wrote not made into a major Hollywood production was State of Fear, his prescient 2004 novel about a gang of eco-terrorists plotting mass murder to advance the cause of anti-Anthropomorphic Global Warming. Posted by: Ignoramus at June 30, 2017 03:21 PM (+7/1f) --- I do love the ending, where the noble savages introduce them to native cuisine.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 30, 2017 10:22 AM (QGoUX)

201 can anyone identify what movie this scene is from? the good guys come up with a ploy to bring down a bad guy. one of the good guys greets him with an exaggerated familiarity, hugging, clapping on the back, acting like they did something together saying "we did it", knowing they're being watch by others who will conclude the target, who stands there puzzled, is in on it.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 30, 2017 10:22 AM (WTSFk)

202 Getting reports via scanner nerds of a multi-victim shooting at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Reporting multiple victims and a fire on the 16th floor. JJ, this anywhere near you?

Posted by: The mass media can all EABOD at June 30, 2017 10:22 AM (S1yBy)

203 186 I escape from glass box. I see yummy boy. I bite him. Spider stop now. Head hurt from write. :-) Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2017 03:18 PM (ujg0T) Wait. Who's the protagonist? Where's the character arc? Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 30, 2017 03:19 PM (Mouru)
heh. I still have the original Warcraft game and an old DOS computer that runs it. "What? What do you want? Why do you keep touching me?"

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2017 10:22 AM (ujg0T)

204 Does Lego Batman have nipples? Cuz Batman isn't Batman without nipples.

Posted by: Joel Schumacher at June 30, 2017 10:23 AM (Mouru)

205 189 Ok bluebell, you win, I just submitted a recipe to the cookbook. Posted by: Country Boy at June 30, 2017 03:20 PM (Jcg9Q) ------- It will go easier for you now.

Posted by: Weasel at June 30, 2017 10:23 AM (Sfs6o)

206 ... gene hackman in "enemy of the state" comes to mind but i don't think so.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 30, 2017 10:23 AM (WTSFk)

207 enemy of the state was good

Posted by: votermom pimping great books at June 30, 2017 10:24 AM (hMwEB)

208 #204 "Joel Schumacher" They do a run-through of the historical Batmans, including nipple Batman. And the Batusi. It's good stuff. And it's total fan service (er, not in THAT sense, but you know) because you'd have to be a fan to spot a lot of the references.

Posted by: moviegique at June 30, 2017 10:24 AM (7zeA4)

209 How does the live action compare to the CGI, if you've seen the latter?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 30, 2017 03:18 PM (72PAC)



I haven't seen the CGI, so I can't really compare.


My main issue with the live action films is that they have to compress a LOT of story into two relatively short movies, so you lose a lot of depth.  I really enjoyed them, but I can think of many ways they could have been improved with more time.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 30, 2017 10:25 AM (4df7R)

210 oh you know what I just saw for the first time? Young Guns. I didn't see this because I assumed it would be awful, like just the Brat Pack hamming it up in the Old West, but it was actually a "real movie," almost. Emilio Estevez wasn't bad -- everyone was pretty good. The ending gunfight was a little anti-climactic and hard to believe (both at the same time -- I know, it's an odd combination), but it was a pretty good movie.

Posted by: ace at June 30, 2017 10:25 AM (8rNrN)

211 199 Is there a cookbook Moron or Ette here? Help! I just submitted a recipe and the last page showed the final recipe formatted. It didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. Should I resubmit it or will you guys edit it appropriately for me? Posted by: L, Elle at June 30, 2017 03:22 PM (Rsi2C) --------- Hi L, Elle - unless it's a disaster, it will get cleaned up in the edit process. If it's too big of a mess you will get an email from bluebell and a note goes into your Permanent Record.

Posted by: Weasel at June 30, 2017 10:25 AM (Sfs6o)

212 I gots a couple of hours to kill before headed downtown to see the orchestra & fireworks show. What should I watch?

Posted by: josephistan at June 30, 2017 10:25 AM (ANIFC)

213 208 #204 "Joel Schumacher" They do a run-through of the historical Batmans, including nipple Batman. And the Batusi. It's good stuff. And it's total fan service (er, not in THAT sense, but you know) because you'd have to be a fan to spot a lot of the references. Posted by: moviegique at June 30, 2017 03:24 PM (7zeA4) =============== I thought the movie was funny, but just didn't really work as a movie. As a collection of jokes about Batman is was pretty good, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:25 AM (viSzi)

214 >>can anyone identify what movie this scene is from?

Bowfinger!!


(I know it's wrong, but Eddie Murphy and Mindhead shenanigans is so silly!)

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at June 30, 2017 10:25 AM (NOIQH)

215 >>>204 Does Lego Batman have nipples? Cuz Batman isn't Batman without nipples. no but he does have a 9-pack -- he points out that he's so buff he actually has developed an extra ab.

Posted by: ace at June 30, 2017 10:26 AM (8rNrN)

216 212 I gots a couple of hours to kill before headed downtown to see the orchestra & fireworks show. What should I watch? Posted by: josephistan at June 30, 2017 03:25 PM (ANIFC) ================== Sounds like enough time to fit in all 10 hours of The Decalogue.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:26 AM (viSzi)

217 I watched the latest season of The Flash, and it's my last one. By the 3/4 point, I was wishing it was the 4/4 point. Gripes? I have a few --
 
1. Everyone has super speed by now. They should introduce a speedy dog, then a speedy cat, then a speedy hamster to capture the Richard Gere fans.
 
2. The plot grows weaker. I'm down to rooting for casualties by now.
 
3. Inconsistency. You need a speed suit, or you don't, or the helmet part is optional, depending on no particular logic.
 
4. In a brand new trick, one episode is a two part-er, with the 2nd episode only available on The Arrow series. Yeah, I'm NOT biting.
 
5. Chaste. I swear, a group of nuns must be deciding how much flesh to show, let alone any horniness. PG-2, your rating is safe here. Speedy dog, when inevitably introduced, won't be humping any legs.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at June 30, 2017 10:27 AM (6jaju)

218 My daughter laughed hysterically as Laura ripped people apart in the Logan movie. Yeah, she kinda has a violent streak hidden under the cute.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at June 30, 2017 10:27 AM (FQKBL)

219 If it's too big of a mess you will get an email from bluebell and a note goes into your Permanent Record. Posted by: Weasel at June 30, 2017 03:25 PM ***** It's obvious what is wrong and it should be easy to fix for bluebell. Hopefully she won't report me to the authorities or send me to the Principal's office. Unless the principal is Ace. I wouldn't mind that.

Posted by: L, Elle at June 30, 2017 10:28 AM (Rsi2C)

220 I forgot to say thank you. Thanks Weasel!

Posted by: L, Elle at June 30, 2017 10:28 AM (Rsi2C)

221 >>I thought the movie was funny, but just didn't really work as a movie. As a collection of jokes about Batman is was pretty good, though. The two Lego features both have that series-of-gags feeling. (Lego Batman one less so, I think.) There is a strain at WB animation that tries to recapture the Looney Tunes greatness without getting that the format doesn't work for much more than six minutes. "The Iron Giant" is an anomaly.

Posted by: moviegique at June 30, 2017 10:28 AM (7zeA4)

222 Young Guns. I didn't see this because I assumed it would be awful, like just the Brat Pack hamming it up in the Old West, but it was actually a "real movie," almost. Emilio Estevez wasn't bad -- everyone was pretty good. There's a sequel, you know.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 30, 2017 10:29 AM (QQ+il)

223 104 87 I've seen the Lego Bateman movie twice. Posted by: Tuna at June 30, 2017 03:02 PM (wt0kN) I know this is a typo, but now I have this mental image of a Lego version of "American Psycho," and it's simultaneously hilarious and disturbing. * * Or a Lego version of Arrested Development.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius [/i] [/b] at June 30, 2017 10:29 AM (LeI1X)

224 It's obvious what is wrong and it should be easy to fix for bluebell. Hopefully she won't report me to the authorities or send me to the Principal's office. Unless the principal is Ace. I wouldn't mind that.

Posted by: L, Elle at June 30, 2017 03:28 PM (Rsi2C)


Just pray it's not so bad that they forego the principal's office and send you straight to The Barrel.



The Barrel never forgets.  The Barrel never forgives.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 30, 2017 10:29 AM (4df7R)

225 it was a pretty good movie. Posted by: ace at June or as emilio estevez refers to it, his magnum opus. you know every time I type the words "magnum opus" I want a penguin in a champagne bottle.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 30, 2017 10:29 AM (0wem/)

226 Crap. Ace is here. Why did no one tell me?

Posted by: L, Elle at June 30, 2017 10:29 AM (Rsi2C)

227 147 Has anyone seen Captain Underpants yet? That is really the only one I am interested in seeing right now. Posted by: mustbequantum at June 30, 20 ------- Saw it, pretty good. Excels as potty humor. Some good, unexpected sequences in it. The last two kid movies I went to, Trolls and Smurfs, I fell asleep at. I was entertained all the way through with Captain Underpants.

Posted by: MAGA at June 30, 2017 10:29 AM (9qBtu)

228 Fullmetal Alchemist. Best anime series ever. Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 03:08 PM (0mRoj) I agree with this but I have not seen Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood which follows the comic/manga more closely, because the series was ahead of the manga.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 30, 2017 10:29 AM (dKiJG)

229 My kids loved the Lego Batman movie, and my husband and I were entertained.   My 4-year-old was really into it, cheering for Batman all the way until the end, and he usually checks out of movies by the one hour mark.

Posted by: not the mama at June 30, 2017 10:30 AM (EpAnP)

230 MWR, Proud Tea @197 Odd, but I never 'liked' Garibaldi. Parts reminded me of the Die Hard movies and John McClain. In the story the writers 'mess with reality' and once reality, as far as the movie goes, has been altered, there is no way for a character to recover from that. Like in that old TV series 'the prisoner', once you have made your character crazy, there is no going back to mr nice guy ever again. When you can't trust your own perceptions, you can't trust anything or anyone again.

Posted by: Innocence Lost at June 30, 2017 10:30 AM (m9X4Y)

231 Or a Lego version of Arrested Development. Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 30, 2017 03:29 PM (LeI1X) There's always Lego in the banana stand!

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 10:30 AM (0mRoj)

232 It's Red on Drudge.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 30, 2017 10:30 AM (LjR2k)

233 I've been watching the 4th season of "Turn", AMC's Revolutionary War epic.  They've done quite a good job of making the Revolution feel like a real war, not some powdered wigs prancing on the greens that we usually see.  And they've followed actual history pretty well, with artistic license. 

They've actually created a series of characters I care about, which is quite an accomplishment.  I recommend it highly.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 30, 2017 10:30 AM (OmOvC)

234 There's a sequel, you know. Posted by: Grump928(c) at June yep. if you thought the first one was ok, the second will definitely disappoint.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 30, 2017 10:30 AM (0wem/)

235 221 >>I thought the movie was funny, but just didn't really work as a movie. As a collection of jokes about Batman is was pretty good, though. The two Lego features both have that series-of-gags feeling. (Lego Batman one less so, I think.) There is a strain at WB animation that tries to recapture the Looney Tunes greatness without getting that the format doesn't work for much more than six minutes. "The Iron Giant" is an anomaly. Posted by: moviegique at June 30, 2017 03:28 PM (7zeA4) ============= I'm not the biggest fan of The LEGO Movie, but it works as a movie. A lot of jokes do feel scattershot, but it all feels in service to the basic story. It felt less like that with Batman. I wanted to like it more than I did, but oh well. I have a post brewing in my head about how I view comedies, and I don't think I'm in line with many people.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:31 AM (viSzi)

236 202 Getting reports via scanner nerds of a multi-victim shooting at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Reporting multiple victims and a fire on the 16th floor. JJ, this anywhere near you? Posted by: The mass media can all EABOD at June 30, 2017 03:22 PM (S1yBy) ---------------------------------------- JJ lives in Manhattan. That's about 15 blocks north of me, though.

Posted by: Oschisms at June 30, 2017 10:31 AM (70QTT)

237 I know this is a typo, but now I have this mental image of a Lego version of "American Psycho," and it's simultaneously hilarious and disturbing. People have been building lego armies for medieval and oddly, Napoleanic. I watched a video of a Lego rendition of the battle of Waterloo.

Posted by: AoS betting window at June 30, 2017 10:31 AM (326rv)

238 >>> My review of Lego Batman: http://moviegique.com/index.php/2017/06/13/the-lego-batman-movie/ I think it's a necessary remedy for the psycho-Batman-loner Burton gave us. Even Miller's Batman, while arguably a psychotic, wasn't a =loner=. ... good review, and true. I get what you're saying about the Nolan batman films. What I always want to point out to people about those movies is that while the villains and the environment were "dark," Batman himself definitely wasn't -- he was Lawful Good and proud of it. I wish Zach Snyder could understand this. To not only mistake Batman as Chaotic Evil but then to think "Oh that means Superman is Chaotic Evil too I guess" is an incredible misreading of the material.

Posted by: ace at June 30, 2017 10:31 AM (8rNrN)

239 228 Fullmetal Alchemist. Best anime series ever.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 03:08 PM (0mRoj)

I agree with this but I have not seen Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood which follows the comic/manga more closely, because the series was ahead of the manga.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 30, 2017 03:29 PM (dKiJG)



Mr. MWR - anime aficionado - loves both, but definitely prefers Brotherhood.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 30, 2017 10:31 AM (4df7R)

240 >>There's always Lego in the banana stand!


"I've made a huge mistake."

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at June 30, 2017 10:31 AM (NOIQH)

241 Crap. Ace is here. Why did no one tell me? Every time he asks about you we say that you "just stepped out".

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 30, 2017 10:31 AM (QQ+il)

242 169 Aquaman strikes me as being in the Knight Boat vein. There has to be a river or canal or ocean near for there to be any action. Here's what I don't get. His big "superpower" is communicating with fish. So every time he's wrapped up by some giant squid or octopus or whatever, why does it takes him 20 minutes to remember: "Hey, I can just call my fish friends to come help me." Which is still all wrong, because he could just tell the giant squid or octopus or whatever "Hey, lemme go!" Aquaman is tarded.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 30, 2017 10:32 AM (ul9CR)

243 You kind of have to watch "Full Metal Alchemist" first to get the impact, because "FMA: Brotherhood" glosses over some huge, important moments. Then you have the problem, though, of trying to figure out what parts of "FMA" apply to "FMA:B". Finally, a TV show I've seen. (A couple of years ago, I asked the kids for their favorite anime series and watched those.)

Posted by: moviegique at June 30, 2017 10:32 AM (7zeA4)

244 219 If it's too big of a mess you will get an email from bluebell and a note goes into your Permanent Record. Posted by: Weasel at June 30, 2017 03:25 PM ***** It's obvious what is wrong and it should be easy to fix for bluebell. Hopefully she won't report me to the authorities or send me to the Principal's office. Unless the principal is Ace. I wouldn't mind that. Posted by: L, Elle at June 30, 2017 03:28 PM (Rsi2C) -------- I'm pretty sure we'll crack the 600 recipe barrier sometime before I shut down the submission form tomorrow morning. Everyone please be really, really, really, really, really nice to bluebell for the next couple of weeks as,the editing begins in earnest.

Posted by: Weasel at June 30, 2017 10:32 AM (Sfs6o)

245 I saw "Cars 3" ten days ago as part of a birthday party event for a friend's grandson. (Apologies if I missed earlier Cars 3 discussions on AoSHQ.) I don't get the whole concept. (I did not see Cars 1 and 2.) I consider it too lame for adults, and it seems most of the plot and dialogue would go right over the heads of the kids it's aimed at. (Like Rocky and Bullwinkle was.) And of course, SJW morality was properly teed-up for Cars 4; at the end of 3 the new hero of the race track is a heroine, an Hispanic-surnamed female car. Boys will have to be content in the following installments with seeing male cars being losers on the track or being the racer's coach and mentor. I was also forced to watch a zillion animated kids movies trailers before Cars 3, and I have the same opinion about all of them as I do for Cars 3. Despicable 3 seems especially obtuse and, well, despicable (I have not seen the previous Despicable editions). Oh well, my grandparents probably thought the same about Roadrunner cartoons and Rocky and Bullwinkle.

Posted by: Gref at June 30, 2017 10:32 AM (AMIL/)

246 i wanted to mention that scene (bowfuinger? maybe) to make a point. if the purpose of russian gray ops is to undermine confidence in the western democracies, what putin should do when he meets trump at the g20 is pull that bit in front of the cameras. big smile, hugs, clap on the back, "we did it!". etc. while trump stands there puzzled. tyhats all the media needs.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 30, 2017 10:33 AM (WTSFk)

247 Is Baby Driver related to Minnie Driver?   Inquiring minds and all that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 30, 2017 10:33 AM (OmOvC)

248 Multiple people shot in Bronx Lebanon hospital.

Posted by: Soona at June 30, 2017 10:33 AM (Fmupd)

249 There's a sequel, you know. Posted by: Grump928(c) at June yep. if you thought the first one was ok, the second will definitely disappoint. Posted by: yankeefifth at June 30, 2017 03:30 PM (0wem/) Yep. There were still likable characters alive at the end of the first one. The sequel takes care of that problem for ya.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 30, 2017 10:33 AM (QQ+il)

250 Watched a few episodes of the new (Netflix anyway) season of Turn: Washingtons Spies. Very good show, but I'll fall for almost anything from the revolution period. Your mileage may vary. Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 30, 2017 03:11 PM (72PAC) X2. We like it.

Posted by: MarkY at June 30, 2017 10:33 AM (Qm9+Q)

251 you know every time I type the words "magnum opus" I want a penguin in a champagne bottle. Posted by: yankeefifth at June 30, 2017 03:29 PM (0wem/) Dennis Miller has a team of penguins cooking his dinner and serving it.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 30, 2017 10:34 AM (VdICR)

252 no but he does have a 9-pack -- he points out that he's so buff he actually has developed an extra ab. Posted by: ace at June 30, 2017 03:26 PM (8rNrN) Really? And I thought I was the only one.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 30, 2017 10:34 AM (Mouru)

253 220 I forgot to say thank you. Thanks Weasel! Posted by: L, Elle at June 30, 2017 03:28 PM (Rsi2C) ------ Sure!

Posted by: Weasel at June 30, 2017 10:34 AM (Sfs6o)

254 245 I saw "Cars 3" ten days ago as part of a birthday party event for a friend's grandson. (Apologies if I missed earlier Cars 3 discussions on AoSHQ.) I don't get the whole concept. (I did not see Cars 1 and 2.) I consider it too lame for adults, and it seems most of the plot and dialogue would go right over the heads of the kids it's aimed at. (Like Rocky and Bullwinkle was.) And of course, SJW morality was properly teed-up for Cars 4; at the end of 3 the new hero of the race track is a heroine, an Hispanic-surnamed female car. Boys will have to be content in the following installments with seeing male cars being losers on the track or being the racer's coach and mentor. I was also forced to watch a zillion animated kids movies trailers before Cars 3, and I have the same opinion about all of them as I do for Cars 3. Despicable 3 seems especially obtuse and, well, despicable (I have not seen the previous Despicable editions). Oh well, my grandparents probably thought the same about Roadrunner cartoons and Rocky and Bullwinkle. Posted by: Gref at June 30, 2017 03:32 PM (AMIL/) =============== The weirdest part of the Cars universe is just the idea of how it's supposed to work. I like the theory that Cars is actually a far flung sequel to the Terminator franchise where the machines won and refashioned the existing world to their needs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:34 AM (viSzi)

255 Multiple people shot in Bronx Lebanon hospital. On the bright side, I can't think of a better place to be shot than a hospital.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 30, 2017 10:34 AM (QQ+il)

256 I haven't seen FMA:B but I have also heard that its more true to the manga. Still, FMA is just amazing. I've never seen anything hit so many themes and so many different emotional chords as well as FMA.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 10:34 AM (0mRoj)

257 Helix. Oh boy. It started promising. But the writers ran out of gas after episode 3 or 4 and then they just started making stuff up. Second season unwatchable, and the ending literally fell off a cliff.

Posted by: blaster at June 30, 2017 10:34 AM (jHrzU)

258 >>>Ace is here. that's a good thing

Posted by: concrete girl at June 30, 2017 10:34 AM (EqvVS)

259 Trolls Is a terrible movie, the leader of the Trolls gets everyone captured because she's a dummy. Once freed I would have been the first to punch her in the face. Cars 3 started really good then they punted the ending I hated the ending

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 30, 2017 10:35 AM (dKiJG)

260 We've just finished all the Luther series. I don't see Idris as Bond. At all.

Posted by: NCKate at June 30, 2017 10:35 AM (dGSft)

261 Is Baby Driver related to Minnie Driver? Inquiring minds and all that. Posted by: Tom Servo at June isn't that some sort of miniature pile driver for getting kids into car seats?

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 30, 2017 10:35 AM (0wem/)

262
I like the theory that Cars is actually a far flung sequel to the Terminator franchise where the machines won and refashioned the existing world to their needs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 03:34 PM (viSzi)



Doesn't explain the Tractor Cows, though.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 30, 2017 10:35 AM (4df7R)

263 248 Multiple people shot in Bronx Lebanon hospital. Posted by: Soona at June 30, 2017 03:33 PM (Fmupd) With NY's strict gun control laws? I call bullshit.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 10:35 AM (0mRoj)

264 >>>Ace is here. that's a good thing Posted by: concrete girl at June 30, 2017 03:34 PM (EqvVS) ---- ....suckup...

Posted by: fixerupper at June 30, 2017 10:35 AM (8XRCm)

265 Sure Fire Winner for the Kids:

50 Shades of Grey Legos

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 30, 2017 10:35 AM (OmOvC)

266 I like the theory that Cars is actually a far flung sequel to the Terminator franchise where the machines won and refashioned the existing world to their needs. Posted by: TheJamesMadison Cars 1 was good thanks to Paul Newman. Everything after that blew chunks

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 30, 2017 10:36 AM (FZYNt)

267 Young Guns.  I loved those movies as a teenager!  So many hot guys...

Posted by: not the mama at June 30, 2017 10:36 AM (EpAnP)

268 So, I pulled up the Twin Peaks intro scene, expecting..... something? Anything? Not a 5 minute light show with shitty music. Did I miss out on a joke? Was this a Yoko thing? Cause the music had about the same effect on me.

Posted by: ghbucky at June 30, 2017 10:36 AM (D2q91)

269 259 Trolls Is a terrible movie, the leader of the Trolls gets everyone captured because she's a dummy. Once freed I would have been the first to punch her in the face. Cars 3 started really good then they punted the ending I hated the ending Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 30, 2017 03:35 PM (dKiJG) =============== No way. The ending was great. Lightning learns to accept that he's old. He decides that he's no longer a racer, but he can stay in the game by coaching the next generation. It's really well structured and executed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:36 AM (viSzi)

270 He was wearing black. Waiting period to purchase assault clothing.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 30, 2017 10:36 AM (LjR2k)

271 speaking of Lego Batman, if you've seen Ye VVitch (The Witch) then this is hilarious http://bit.ly/2eYI06t

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at June 30, 2017 10:36 AM (hMwEB)

272 Everyone please be really, really, really, really, really nice to bluebell for the next couple of weeks as,the editing begins in earnest. Producing a cookbook is akin to the burfin' scene in Alien?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at June 30, 2017 10:36 AM (EaVwv)

273 Yep. There were still likable characters alive at the end of the first one. The sequel takes care of that problem for ya. Posted by: Grump928(c) at June heh.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 30, 2017 10:36 AM (0wem/)

274 257 Helix. Oh boy. It started promising. But the writers ran out of gas after episode 3 or 4 and then they just started making stuff up. Second season unwatchable, and the ending literally fell off a cliff. Posted by: blaster at June 30, 2017 03:34 PM (jHrzU) Agreed. Started strong and interesting, then went to shit.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 10:36 AM (0mRoj)

275 266 I like the theory that Cars is actually a far flung sequel to the Terminator franchise where the machines won and refashioned the existing world to their needs. Posted by: TheJamesMadison Cars 1 was good thanks to Paul Newman. Everything after that blew chunks Posted by: Rick in SK at June 30, 2017 03:36 PM (FZYNt) ================ Have you seen 3? Cause it's good. 2 was...not.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:37 AM (viSzi)

276 that's a good thing Don't you forget it.

Posted by: The Cornfield at June 30, 2017 10:37 AM (QQ+il)

277 272 Everyone please be really, really, really, really, really nice to bluebell for the next couple of weeks as,the editing begins in earnest. Producing a cookbook is akin to the burfin' scene in Alien? Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 30, 2017 03:36 PM (EaVwv) -------- A little bit. I can't believe she got me into this!

Posted by: Weasel at June 30, 2017 10:37 AM (Sfs6o)

278 I gave Shameless (USA version) a spin a week ago and have been enjoying that. I needed a decent comedy/drama based on dysfunctional relationships and families. It makes fun of everything and everybody which is good. I'm entertained. Oh and Emmy Rossum is nude a bunch, and she is very talented.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at June 30, 2017 10:37 AM (2qHjF)

279 Baby Driver was a KISS sing. Peter Criss sang it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 30, 2017 10:37 AM (ul9CR)

280 The last movie I saw in the theater was Wonder Woman.  I haven't been into super hero movies for a while, and that one didn't change that.   A bit of a zzz for me.

Posted by: not the mama at June 30, 2017 10:37 AM (EpAnP)

281 Hey, Batman, it takes a village before you can have a market, a charter and city walls, in most cases......we are stronger together!

Posted by: True Lego Batman trailer at June 30, 2017 10:37 AM (loZXu)

282 Thing about Babylon 5 is it was picked up by TNT for season 5. The producers weren't 100% sure that was going to happened so season 4 ends kinda as if the series was ending. And TNT made them make a couple of standalone of shoot movies which were very good, excellent really.

Posted by: MAGA at June 30, 2017 10:38 AM (9qBtu)

283 I'm astonished that people claim Joker wasn't funny in this movie. I loved the opening plane scene, and it didn't decay too much comedy wise from there. At any rate, what I loved was that, despite having a loving relationship with Harlequin as opposed to an abusive one, and despite his non existent body count, this version of the Joker is much, much more destructive than Ledgers. I don't think any incarnation comes close. Most are satisfied with joke-themed murder or a stalkerish relationship with Batman. This version unleashes the apocalypse on Gotham, and the end should show damage that rivals a war. It's a kids movie, so that isn't explicit, but then I don't think child friendly and consequential should.be opposites.

Posted by: trev006 at June 30, 2017 10:38 AM (IbaEw)

284 Have you seen 3? Cause it's good. 2 was...not. Posted by: TheJamesMadison My son has outgrown Cars, so maybe I might see it when it shows up for free on my TV

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 30, 2017 10:38 AM (FZYNt)

285 Multiple people shot in Bronx Lebanon hospital. On the bright side, I can't think of a better place to be shot than a hospital. I believe that's called an iatrogenic gunshot wound.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 30, 2017 10:38 AM (Mouru)

286 I've been trying to powerwatch Babylon 5 in honor of Stephen Furst but man is it a slog. It's an Old School show with 20+ episodes per season. Tell me it gets better after the first season, lie if you have to. Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 30, 2017 03:01 PM (QQ+il) ------ You can probably skip season 1 and not miss anything. Not much happens until season 2. The good stuff is season 2-4. You can watch season 5, but don't have to because the main story is wrapped up at the end of season 4 due to being cancelled. It was then picked up by another network and hence, season 5.

Posted by: Darth Randall at June 30, 2017 10:38 AM (6n332)

287 Posted by: True Lego Batman trailer at June 30, 2017 03:37 PM (loZXu) ------ Piss off. I bet "Lincoln Log Batman" is better than you.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 30, 2017 10:38 AM (8XRCm)

288 256 I haven't seen FMA:B but I have also heard that its more true to the manga. Still, FMA is just amazing. I've never seen anything hit so many themes and so many different emotional chords as well as FMA.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 03:34 PM (0mRoj)


Anime has a knack for that.  I admit i haven't seen FMA or FMA:B, but some of the better TV (and movie) fare I've seen in terms of character development and storytelling have been anime.


Oh!  On a lighter note, while speaking of great anime: "One Punch Man."  Hilarious and has some awesome fight scenes.  And the theme song will make you want to get up and run a marathon   while kickboxing a tiger.



https://youtu.be/atxYe-nOa9w

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth[/i][/s][/b][/u] at June 30, 2017 10:39 AM (4df7R)

289 284 Have you seen 3? Cause it's good. 2 was...not. Posted by: TheJamesMadison My son has outgrown Cars, so maybe I might see it when it shows up for free on my TV Posted by: Rick in SK at June 30, 2017 03:38 PM (FZYNt) =============== I may never outgrow Pixar.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:39 AM (viSzi)

290 255 Multiple people shot in Bronx Lebanon hospital. On the bright side, I can't think of a better place to be shot than a hospital. Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 30, 2017 03:34 PM (QQ+il) ---------------------------------- As long as I'm conscious and can draw breath, the EMT's are NOT taking me to ANY hospital in the Bronx. Maybe Montefiore or North Central...if I'm gonna bleed out before we get to the Upper East Side.

Posted by: Oschisms at June 30, 2017 10:39 AM (70QTT)

291 I managed to find some of the SKY tv Discworld Pratchett movies on the interwebs. Hog's Watch Stars Michelle Dockery of Dowtown Abby fame. Hog's Watch is the Christmas night in the alternate-earth known as Discworld. The conceit is that someone is trying to kill the analogue of Santa Klaus of Discworld, the HogFather. (he's a orc-like guy who has boars for his sleigh team instead of reindeer). The personification of Death descides he must help save Hog's Watch in case the HogFather never returns. Death's granddaughter is manuevered into helping out, and many and sundry plotty things occur. I don't know if this version was a working cut or some early print because production value is schzophrenic. The sound mix is terrible - they use sound stage audio in portions. The music is cut and pasted here and there. The direction is awkward and stiff. But the production design is very neat. That said, the story is fun as most Prachett's stuff is. Semi-kid friendly though lots of bloodless murders and people being pushed off ledges. Going Postal The story revolves around a con-man who is sentenced to death and is given a 'last second' repreive if he can reopen the Post office of Ank-Morpork (the largest city in Discworld.) This was great fun. Everything that was creaky in the Hog's Watch movie is fixed in this one. Editing, sound, music all much better. A few sequences were a bit shoddy but all in all a fun flick.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/i][/b] at June 30, 2017 10:39 AM (udajc)

292 "I got shot" "Where were you shot?" "in the hospital" and now I have Abbott and Costello doing 'Whose on First' probably not making any friends here with my gallows humor Oh give me sand, lot's of sand - don't fence me in little soft shoe seltzer water clown nose on shuffle off to Buffalo

Posted by: Innocence Lost at June 30, 2017 10:39 AM (m9X4Y)

293 Hi Ace! I hope you're having a joyous day. Joyful day? I'm not sure which is the correct adjective.

Posted by: L, Elle at June 30, 2017 10:39 AM (Rsi2C)

294 Idris Elba did a selfie ... he has a little grey in his beard ... and said "People think this old ass can be Bond?" His self-effacing candor is so charming I wanted him to play a villain as a consolation prize.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 30, 2017 10:39 AM (VdICR)

295 I bet it doesnt have any salsa in it. Posted by: fixerupper at June 30, 2017 03:21 PM (8XRCm) Lol, nope.

Posted by: Country Boy at June 30, 2017 10:40 AM (Jcg9Q)

296 As long as I'm conscious and can draw breath, the EMT's are NOT taking me to ANY hospital in the Bronx. Maybe Montefiore or North Central...if I'm gonna bleed out before we get to the Upper East Side. Posted by: Oschisms at June call an ambulance to take you to cornell. how funny is that. make sure you call a private service.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 30, 2017 10:40 AM (0wem/)

297 I once shot an elephant in my pajamas.

Posted by: Groucho Marx at June 30, 2017 10:40 AM (Mouru)

298 I don't get the whole concept. (I did not see Cars 1 and 2.) I consider it too lame for adults, and it seems most of the plot and dialogue would go right over the heads of the kids it's aimed at.
I only saw the original "Cars" and at least it had some subtle humor for adults (the female car with a "tramp stamp" on her backside), and had the real life underlying theme of small towns along old US 66 being by-passed by Interstate 40. Last movie voice role (I think) for the late George Carlin as a hippie VW Bus, and Paul Newman as a retired race car turned into stately sedan. Or do I read too much into things?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2017 10:40 AM (ujg0T)

299 I just do not have the committment to sit through a movie or stick with a TV series anymore. I suck.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 30, 2017 10:40 AM (tRLIC)

300 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at June 30, 2017 03:39 PM (4df7R) I have seen some One Punch Man. The villains are hysterically over the top, and the depressive hero is great.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 10:40 AM (0mRoj)

301 I gave Shameless (USA version) a spin a week ago and have been enjoying that. I needed a decent comedy/drama based on dysfunctional relationships and families. It makes fun of everything and everybody which is good. I'm entertained.

Oh and Emmy Rossum is nude a bunch, and she is very talented.


What's interesting about Shameless is that there is some lefty and SJW crap, but for the most part the characters are responsible for their own misfortunes and the show acknowledges that.  They're arrogant, greedy, addicts, short-sighted, etc. 

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 30, 2017 10:40 AM (fKWf6)

302 Reports are that 2 people shot at that hospital. Shooter believed to be barricaded on 16th floor. Brilliant, that'll work.

Posted by: Meremortal, 49 at June 30, 2017 10:41 AM (3myMJ)

303 How would an elephant fit in your pajamas?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 30, 2017 10:41 AM (LjR2k)

304 I just do not have the committment to sit through a movie or stick with a TV series anymore. I suck. Posted by: ScoggDog at June 30, 2017 03:40 PM (tRLIC) ----- Ive enjoyed "Vikings".... but I think its going to last one season too long.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 30, 2017 10:41 AM (8XRCm)

305 I may never outgrow Pixar. Posted by: TheJamesMadison was kinda a sad day for the wife when our son came home and was a little weepy, had a Cars hat and would never wear it again cause some other boys said it was for babies. He won't have anything to do with Cars stuff now. All part of growing up

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 30, 2017 10:41 AM (FZYNt)

306 whatever fixerupper. it is a good thing when he's in the comments.

Posted by: concrete girl at June 30, 2017 10:41 AM (EqvVS)

307 >>What I always want to point out to people about those movies is that while the villains and the environment were "dark," Batman himself definitely wasn't -- he was Lawful Good and proud of it. Yup. And, he was, to some extent, troubled by when his passions got the better of him. The classic "There Is No Hope In Crime Alley" is typical. >>I wish Zach Snyder could understand this. To not only mistake Batman as Chaotic Evil but then to think "Oh that means Superman is Chaotic Evil too I guess" is an incredible misreading of the material. << The only heroes are anti-heroes, apparently. I hate that with a passion, which is why I'm mostly out, as far as superheroes go.

Posted by: moviegique at June 30, 2017 10:41 AM (7zeA4)

308 83: zombie, so it was a documentary of jim carey?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 30, 2017 10:42 AM (KP5rU)

309 257 Helix. Oh boy. It started promising. But the writers ran out of gas after episode 3 or 4 and then they just started making stuff up. Second season unwatchable, and the ending literally fell off a cliff. Posted by: blaster at June 30, 2017 03:34 PM (jHrzU) I really loved the first season but it may have been the strong morphine I was on after surgery. Second season was crap, even with the morphine.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at June 30, 2017 10:42 AM (2qHjF)

310 Reports are that 2 people shot at that hospital. Shooter believed to be barricaded on 16th floor. I told him to use a pillow.

Posted by: Michael Corleone at June 30, 2017 10:42 AM (Mouru)

311 whatever fixerupper. it is a good thing when he's in the comments. Posted by: concrete girl at June 30, 2017 03:41 PM (EqvVS) ----- You know Im joshing you right??

Posted by: fixerupper at June 30, 2017 10:42 AM (8XRCm)

312 305 I may never outgrow Pixar. Posted by: TheJamesMadison was kinda a sad day for the wife when our son came home and was a little weepy, had a Cars hat and would never wear it again cause some other boys said it was for babies. He won't have anything to do with Cars stuff now. All part of growing up Posted by: Rick in SK at June 30, 2017 03:41 PM (FZYNt) =============== That's sad. I once had a kid try to make fun of me for reading Alice in Wonderland (because it's about a girl). I kind of just laughed at him. Which was odd, because I was normally a very emotionally fragile child.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:42 AM (viSzi)

313 slowly I turn ..

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 30, 2017 10:42 AM (QQ+il)

314 Ive enjoyed "Vikings".... but I think its going to last one season too long. Posted by: fixerupper lasted 2 seasons too long

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 30, 2017 10:42 AM (FZYNt)

315 Speaking of Pixar, I dread "The Incredibles 2". Almost guaranteed to be a let down.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at June 30, 2017 10:42 AM (fFA7c)

316 El Chapo - the Univision/Netflix show, season 1's on the 'flix now - is great. You either need to speak Spanish or be okay reading subtitles, but the first season was really solid.

Posted by: Anticipation's Late Auntie, a WaPo Literary Device at June 30, 2017 10:43 AM (wx6iv)

317 watch Baby Driver. Wonder Woman is terrible.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 30, 2017 10:43 AM (TatT4)

318 Toy Story 3 was great. The incinerator scene got me right in the feelz.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 10:43 AM (0mRoj)

319 I just do not have the committment to sit through a movie or stick with a TV series anymore. I suck. Posted by: ScoggDog --------- Perhaps you judge it to be a waste of time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2017 10:43 AM (hgNhY)

320 315 Speaking of Pixar, I dread "The Incredibles 2". Almost guaranteed to be a let down. Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at June 30, 2017 03:42 PM (fFA7c) ============== Despite Tomorrowland (a bloated mess of a message movie), I still trust the man who gave us The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:43 AM (viSzi)

321 I can't remember the name of the movie but it's a kids movie where Knights have been banned and replaced by laws or lawyers so when the princess gets kidnapped they have to fill out xyz forms in order to report her missing, and the Kingdom realizes that they have nobody to defend them when a threat from outside shows up.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 30, 2017 10:44 AM (dKiJG)

322 Multiple people shot in Bronx Lebanon hospital. Posted by: Soona at June 30, 2017 03:33 PM (Fmupd) Can't be, it's a gun free zone I'm sure.

Posted by: Country Boy at June 30, 2017 10:44 AM (Jcg9Q)

323 318 Toy Story 3 was great. The incinerator scene got me right in the feelz. Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 03:43 PM (0mRoj) =============== The toys accept their fate, and then are saved from an almost literal god from the machine.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:44 AM (viSzi)

324 They don't usually have a 13th floor.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 30, 2017 10:44 AM (LjR2k)

325 206 ... gene hackman in "enemy of the state" comes to mind but i don't think so. Posted by: musical jolly chimp Speaking of "Enemy of the State" Everyone, raise your hands if you have acted in a film with Will Smith. (Raises hand. Looks around.)

Posted by: zombie at June 30, 2017 10:44 AM (DQ4Fv)

326 I just do not have the committment to sit through a movie or stick with a TV series anymore. I suck. Posted by: ScoggDog at June 30, 2017 03:40 PM (tRLIC) **** Same here. I don't think that's a bad thing. Think of how much time you aren't wasting being idle and sedentary. I have to get a serious recommendation from a handful of people whose judgement I trust and know me well enough to know what I like and dislike. Also, I have an attention deficit problem so I can't manage to sit through a an hour long tv show. I can manage a half hour show but it's taxing. A 2 hr movie is just painful especially if it's slow.

Posted by: L, Elle at June 30, 2017 10:44 AM (Rsi2C)

327 262 I like the theory that Cars is actually a far flung sequel to the Terminator franchise where the machines won and refashioned the existing world to their needs. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 03:34 PM (viSzi) Doesn't explain the Tractor Cows, though. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at June 30, 2017 03:35 PM (4df7R) If you want weird go look up the fan theory that ALL Pixar movies take place in the same universe.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 30, 2017 10:45 AM (z/Ubi)

328 307 >>What I always want to point out to people about those movies is that while the villains and the environment were "dark," Batman himself definitely wasn't -- he was Lawful Good and proud of it. * * I keep waiting for Batman As Detective -- the Sherlock Holmes in a cape and mask I grew up with. Clues, detection, following leads: it doesn't have to be Law and Order-like, but can be par tof Batman's peculiar world. And I want to see him set a super-villain up, a la Mission: Impossible, lead him into a con-game trap and snap the jaws shut.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius [/i] [/b] at June 30, 2017 10:45 AM (LeI1X)

329 Everyone, raise your hands if you have acted in a film with Will Smith. (Raises hand. Looks around.) Posted by: zombie at June 30, 2017 03:44 PM (DQ4Fv) ----- Will Smith was *NOT* in Batman....

Posted by: fixerupper at June 30, 2017 10:45 AM (8XRCm)

330 I liked Tomorrowland despite all. de gustibus non disputandum est

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 30, 2017 10:45 AM (QQ+il)

331 301 I gave Shameless (USA version) a spin a week ago and have been enjoying that. I needed a decent comedy/drama based on dysfunctional relationships and families. It makes fun of everything and everybody which is good. I'm entertained. Oh and Emmy Rossum is nude a bunch, and she is very talented. What's interesting about Shameless is that there is some lefty and SJW crap, but for the most part the characters are responsible for their own misfortunes and the show acknowledges that. They're arrogant, greedy, addicts, short-sighted, etc. Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at June 30, 2017 03:40 PM (fKWf6) Yep. That's exactly why the lefty and SJW shit does not bother me because the characters are held responsible and have consequences and are held accountable for their actions, which in my book negates the SJW shit. It's pretty damn redpilled when it comes to psychological motivations of people.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at June 30, 2017 10:45 AM (2qHjF)

332 Everyone, raise your hands if you have acted in a film with Will Smith. (Raises hand. Looks around.) Posted by: zombie at June 30, 2017 03:44 PM (DQ4Fv) Pffft. You call that acting?

Posted by: Alden Ehrenreich at June 30, 2017 10:45 AM (Mouru)

333 323 318 Toy Story 3 was great. The incinerator scene got me right in the feelz. Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 03:43 PM (0mRoj) =============== The toys accept their fate, and then are saved from an almost literal god from the machine. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 03:44 PM (viSzi) The Claw! It was the look of resignation but determination they would all go out together that got me. Geez. Pretty intense for a kids movie.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 10:46 AM (0mRoj)

334 oh. ok.

Posted by: concrete girl at June 30, 2017 10:46 AM (EqvVS)

335 Both the "DeathNote" and "Gantz" live action are pretty good but the CGI is dreadful. Barely better than Commodore 64 level.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 30, 2017 10:46 AM (NyJwR)

336 a man with a little grey in his hair *can* be Roland. I'll try to keep an open mind on Negro Gunslinger despite the blatant pander inherent in the casting. Idris can act, anyway

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 30, 2017 10:46 AM (TatT4)

337 327 If you want weird go look up the fan theory that ALL Pixar movies take place in the same universe. Posted by: Buzzion at June 30, 2017 03:45 PM (z/Ubi) ============= I find that one tiresome. I looked it up right after The Good Dinosaur came out, and the guy just simply said, "Despite everything about this looking like it counteracts my theory, it actually fits perfectly!" Made me realize that it's non-falsifiable. So I lost interest real quick.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:46 AM (viSzi)

338 I read Walter Lord's history. Do you have any other suggestions? Posted by: AoS betting window at June 30, 2017 03:11 PM (326rv) ===== Suggested books about the 1940 Battle of France: To Lose a Battle, by Alistair Horne Panzer Leader, by Heinz Guderian Strange Defeat, by Marc Bloch (written in 1940 by a French soldier, who was later executed by the Nazis for Resistance activity) The Fall of France, by Julian Jackson Strange Victrory, by Ernest May Each has strengths and weaknesses. But I cannot too highly recommend To Lose a Battle and Strange Defeat. Check Amazon for details about the authors and contest of each book.

Posted by: Gref at June 30, 2017 10:47 AM (AMIL/)

339 For Babylon 5, watch the first episode and the last episode of season 1...skip the rest.A And then...STOP at the end of Season 4. Season 5 is a mess.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 30, 2017 10:47 AM (xJa6I)

340 There is a tree in Brooklyn to hide behind.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 30, 2017 10:47 AM (LjR2k)

341 Everyone, raise your hands if you have acted in a film with Will Smith. I was in a movie with Robert Carradine.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 30, 2017 10:47 AM (QQ+il)

342 336 a man with a little grey in his hair *can* be Roland. I'll try to keep an open mind on Negro Gunslinger despite the blatant pander inherent in the casting. Idris can act, anyway Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 30, 2017 03:46 PM (TatT4) His Gunslinger looks pretty badass though.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 10:47 AM (0mRoj)

343 @315 - it's just that I thought The Incredibles to be something near perfect and don't see how it could be matched, never mind topped.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at June 30, 2017 10:47 AM (fFA7c)

344 The cookbook entry thing is really a pain though you guys have made the submission process as simple as can be. I'm having trouble with the second recipe I want to submit bc I make it without measurements. It's all to taste and the quantities are basically whatever you want them to be depending on your taste.

Posted by: L, Elle at June 30, 2017 10:48 AM (Rsi2C)

345 Word is that Bronx and Harlem hospitals are actually better at gunshot. Practice, practice, practice.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 30, 2017 10:48 AM (+7/1f)

346 Despite Tomorrowland (a bloated mess of a message movie), I still trust the man who gave us The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
 
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 03:43 PM (viSzi)
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Agreed.  Would be great if Brad did a Star Trek with Pegg continue to write the scripts.

Posted by: astronaut achmed at June 30, 2017 10:48 AM (XZGD9)

347 Perhaps you judge it to be a waste of time. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 30, 2017 03:43 PM (hgNhY) I dunno' ... I do plenty of time wasting shit. Just can't stand to watch TV or movies ... unless it's something really, really good. And it's usually something at least ten years old. I try. It just all seems to suck.

Posted by: ScoggDog at June 30, 2017 10:48 AM (tRLIC)

348

Apparently, when Burlington College President Jane Sanders (the wife of Bernie Sanders) took controll under the sale of the adjacent land from the diocese, it came with the understanding that Burlington College would relocate the residents of a home for the disabled.

In a lengthy letter to the attorney (Todd Centybear) representing the group home for the disabled Jane indicates that she's having trouble evicting the 16 residents from their building on the newly purchased property after the college had acquired the land. She writes: "It is simply not fair to expect the College to continue to carry the burden of the expenses associated with housing both your population and ours until February 2012." The home for the disabled was being leased from the diocese and Jane was supposed to help relocate the residents, not evict them. The exchange shows, not only Jane's heartlessness, but also her incompetence as the college president for not ensuring the negotiated transfer of those disabled people before the school took over the property.

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at June 30, 2017 10:48 AM (e8kgV)

349 333 The Claw! It was the look of resignation but determination they would all go out together that got me. Geez. Pretty intense for a kids movie. Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 03:46 PM (0mRoj) =============== Wreck it Ralph has a moment that's almost as good. As he's falling down to the Mentos mountain (it makes sense in context, I swear), and he begins to recite the Bad Guy Anonymous creed ("I'm bad, and that's good."). It works really well, and then the movie gets him safely away and keeps going, taking a perfect ending and sullying it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:48 AM (viSzi)

350 Batman as detective = Rorschach.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 30, 2017 10:48 AM (TatT4)

351 299 ScoggDog I feel ya, man. I mean, I know people who love these 10+ season shows who say things like "Season 5 drags a little bit, but it really pays off in Season 6!" And I'm thinking, "You want me to dedicated 200+ hours of my life to something that even YOU think kinda sucks for 20-30 hours?"

Posted by: moviegique at June 30, 2017 10:49 AM (7zeA4)

352 346 Agreed. Would be great if Brad did a Star Trek with Pegg continue to write the scripts. Posted by: astronaut achmed at June 30, 2017 03:48 PM (XZGD9) ============= That could be a fun combo.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:49 AM (viSzi)

353 I hate cartoons. Except for Scooby Doo. I never really liked them when I was a kid either. I find them annoying and stupid and not really funny.

Posted by: L, Elle at June 30, 2017 10:50 AM (Rsi2C)

354 328 307 >>What I always want to point out to people about those movies is that while the villains and the environment were "dark," Batman himself definitely wasn't -- he was Lawful Good and proud of it. * * I keep waiting for Batman As Detective -- the Sherlock Holmes in a cape and mask I grew up with. Clues, detection, following leads: it doesn't have to be Law and Order-like, but can be par tof Batman's peculiar world. And I want to see him set a super-villain up, a la Mission: Impossible, lead him into a con-game trap and snap the jaws shut. Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 30, 2017 03:45 PM (LeI1X) Supposedly the director that is doing Affleck's "the Batman" is envisioning it as a film noir thriller

Posted by: Buzzion at June 30, 2017 10:50 AM (z/Ubi)

355 I know people who love these 10+ season shows who say things like "Season 5 drags a little bit, but it really pays off in Season 6!" -- Seasons 1-5 of Supernatural are epic. It's up to you whether you want to continue after that.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at June 30, 2017 10:50 AM (hMwEB)

356 299 I just do not have the committment to sit through a movie or stick with a TV series anymore. I suck. Posted by: ScoggDog at June 30, 2017 03:40 PM (tRLIC) Hahaha. Me too. I was into Japanese anime for awhile, which is only 20 minutes of content per episode. It's damn near impossible for me to sit through a whole hour show now.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 30, 2017 10:50 AM (Xuv2G)

357 "I dread "The Incredibles 2"." Brad Bird said he wouldn't do a sequel until he had an even better script than the first.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 30, 2017 10:50 AM (+7/1f)

358 350 Batman as detective = Rorschach. Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 30, 2017 03:48 PM (TatT4) ============== I heard that Matt Reeves, the guy who's going to direct the next Batman movie, wants to explore the Batman as detective idea more fully than any other big screen version. Will most likely be awesome considering how great Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was and how awesome War of the Planet of the Apes is supposed to be.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:50 AM (viSzi)

359 Wreck it Ralph has a moment that's almost as good. As he's falling down to the Mentos mountain (it makes sense in context, I swear), and he begins to recite the Bad Guy Anonymous creed ("I'm bad, and that's good."). It works really well, and then the movie gets him safely away and keeps going, taking a perfect ending and sullying it. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 03:48 PM (viSzi) I've seen it. I love the retro gaming nostalgia and the nerdy inside jokes. To be fair about the ending, you can't very well kill off the protagonist of a movie pitched at kids.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 10:51 AM (0mRoj)

360 315 Speaking of Pixar, I dread "The Incredibles 2". Almost guaranteed to be a let down. Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at June 30, 2017 03:42 PM (fFA7c) *shudder* The first is one of my favorite movies, and as anti-liberalism a hollywood movie can realistically get. I dread what the SJW's may do to the sequel.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 30, 2017 10:51 AM (72PAC)

361 i was in a commercial. not with will smith though

Posted by: concrete girl at June 30, 2017 10:51 AM (EqvVS)

362 What I always want to point out to people about those movies is that while the villains and the environment were "dark," Batman himself definitely wasn't -- he was Lawful Good and proud of it. * * I keep waiting for Batman As Detective -- the Sherlock Holmes in a cape and mask I grew up with. Clues, detection, following leads: it doesn't have to be Law and Order-like, but can be par tof Batman's peculiar world. And I want to see him set a super-villain up, a la Mission: Impossible, lead him into a con-game trap and snap the jaws shut. Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 30, 2017 03:45 PM (LeI1X) You'll need to go back and watch the Animated Series, then. Luckily, it's well worth your time. They hold up well.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 30, 2017 10:51 AM (xJa6I)

363 357 "I dread "The Incredibles 2"." Brad Bird said he wouldn't do a sequel until he had an even better script than the first. Posted by: Ignoramus at June 30, 2017 03:50 PM (+7/1f) ============== And then Tomorrowland bombed and suddenly he's all about an Incredibles sequel. I'm hopeful, but not blind.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:51 AM (viSzi)

364 No way. The ending was great. Lightning learns to accept that he's old. He decides that he's no longer a racer, but he can stay in the game by coaching the next generation. It's really well structured and executed. Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 03:36 PM He quit, I didn't like he started the race and then had someone else finish the race. Even if you're losing you should give it your all. They should have had him lose then start his own team.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 30, 2017 10:51 AM (dKiJG)

365 355 I know people who love these 10+ season shows who say things like "Season 5 drags a little bit, but it really pays off in Season 6!" -- Seasons 1-5 of Supernatural are epic. It's up to you whether you want to continue after that. Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at June 30, 2017 03:50 PM (hMwEB) The writers' strike had a lot to do with it.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 10:52 AM (0mRoj)

366 359 I've seen it. I love the retro gaming nostalgia and the nerdy inside jokes. To be fair about the ending, you can't very well kill off the protagonist of a movie pitched at kids. Posted by: Insomniac at June 30, 2017 03:51 PM (0mRoj) =============== It's true. But still...it's a perfect ending that doesn't actually end the movie. Dramatically, it's a bit disappointing even if the movie is supposed to be kiddie fare.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 30, 2017 10:52 AM (viSzi)

367 >>Ive enjoyed "Vikings".... but I think its going to last one season too long.

Yup.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at June 30, 2017 10:52 AM (NOIQH)

368 Suggested books about the 1940 Battle of France: To Lose a Battle, by Alistair Horne Panzer Leader, by Heinz Guderian Strange Defeat, by Marc Bloch (written in 1940 by a French soldier, who was later executed by the Nazis for Resistance activity) The Fall of France, by Julian Jackson Strange Victrory, by Ernest May Each has strengths and weaknesses. But I cannot too highly recommend To Lose a Battle and Strange Defeat. Thank you for this. Two of these, I have read. It has to be the height of strangeness to write and publish a book DURING a war.

Posted by: AoS betting window at June 30, 2017 10:52 AM (326rv)

369 227 147 Has anyone seen Captain Underpants yet? That is really the only one I am interested in seeing right now. Posted by: mustbequantum at June 30, 20 ------- Saw it, pretty good. Excels as potty humor. Some good, unexpected sequences in it. The last two kid movies I went to, Trolls and Smurfs, I fell asleep at. I was entertained all the way through with Captain Underpants. Posted by: MAGA at June 30, 2017 03:29 PM (9qBtu) My 6 -year-old son loves Dog Man, by the same creators, and he really enjoyed it CU. I did have to mention to him that no matter how funny someone's name sounds, it's not nice to laugh at it right in front of them. At the climax of Lego Batman, the story has gotten to the point that someone has to do something heroic. My son, who hasn't seen countless movies, tv shows, and books with the same basic plot points, was convinced this would end badly and was weeping, openly and loudly. But otherwise he loved the flick.

Posted by: El Skippito Friskito at June 30, 2017 10:53 AM (V40IZ)

370 332 Everyone, raise your hands if you have acted in a film with Will Smith. (Raises hand. Looks around.) Posted by: zombie at June 30, 2017 03:44 PM (DQ4Fv) Pffft. You call that acting? Posted by: Alden Ehrenreich 341 Everyone, raise your hands if you have acted in a film with Will Smith. I was in a movie with Robert Carradine. Posted by: Grump928(c) To be fair, I didn't really "act" -- because I was an "extra"! Even worse, this was so long ago, that Will Smith's role was cut from the final version of the film, so it's not really a "Will Smith" film. I think he had already contracted for it, than got famous in the interim, started filming a few scenes reluctantly, and then dropped out of filming abruptly, so they just redid the script and removed his (fairly minor) role entirely, rather than replace him. Back in Younger Days, I lived in LA for a while, and like a lot of young folks in LA, made some $$$ doing extra work.

Posted by: zombie at June 30, 2017 10:54 AM (DQ4Fv)

371 Nood.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 30, 2017 10:54 AM (72PAC)

372 328 Wolfus Aurelius I've been saying that since Burton, I think. =My= Batman, almost certainly a reaction to the excesses of the TV show (which I can appreciate now but hated as a kid) was a detective in tights with, basically, a rope and grappling hook, solving some weird mysteries. That's actually pretty true to the original, '40s version, too. Before the '50s excess which led to the TV show parody thereof.

Posted by: moviegique at June 30, 2017 10:54 AM (7zeA4)

373 I hear Pixar has taken an option on produced an animated short, Joe Acosta and His Atomic Wedgie. "Oh, Joe, did Donnie Two Scoops yank your drawers over your head again?!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at June 30, 2017 10:55 AM (EaVwv)

374 Babylon 5 - I remember the end of Season 3 was absolutely epic.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 30, 2017 10:55 AM (OmOvC)

375 I read Walter Lord's history. Do you have any other suggestions? Posted by: AoS betting window at June 30, 2017 03:11 PM (326rv) I'm trying to respond but I keep getting that internal error message Typing it out again Dunkirk Retreat to victory To Lose a Battle, France 1940 Panzer Commander - memoir Hans von Luck (great book France to the soviet camps in 1945) They Flew Hurricanes (partial)

Posted by: Keith at June 30, 2017 10:55 AM (USf3s)

376 344 The cookbook entry thing is really a pain though you guys have made the submission process as simple as can be. I'm having trouble with the second recipe I want to submit bc I make it without measurements. It's all to taste and the quantities are basically whatever you want them to be depending on your taste. Posted by: L, Elle at June 30, 2017 03:48 PM (Rsi2C) --------- Send it the way that you like it and indicate in the Chefs Notes that it can be adjusted to taste!

Posted by: Weasel at June 30, 2017 10:55 AM (Sfs6o)

377 Have people watched Toy Story 3 with their little kids? Did the kids start crying during the incinerator scene? I saw The Brave Little Toaster a long time ago but remember crying some during that one, but it was really good as I recall!

Posted by: Brunnhilde at June 30, 2017 10:55 AM (aW5/6)

378 315 Speaking of Pixar, I dread "The Incredibles 2". Almost guaranteed to be a let down. Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at June 30, 2017 03:42 PM (fFA7c) ----------------- I like the Pixar movies of this genre. Good mindless fun. And always well done.

Posted by: Soona at June 30, 2017 10:56 AM (Fmupd)

379 He quit, I didn't like he started the race and then had someone else finish the race. Even if you're losing you should give it your all. They should have had him lose then start his own team. Couldn't. The deal he made was if lost that race, he'd be a pitchman for his sponsor. He found and exploited a loophole in the deal. That's the lesson for the kids, look for the loophole.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 30, 2017 10:56 AM (IZPn8)

380 people who love these 10+ season shows I will confess to having all of Stargate SGC-1 on DVD. All of it. ALL . OF . IT. Thirteen years and two movies, or is it three? There, I feel much better now after unburdening my feelings of guilt.

Posted by: Innocence Lost at June 30, 2017 10:56 AM (m9X4Y)

381 358 350 Batman as detective = Rorschach. Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 30, 2017 03:48 PM (TatT4) ============== I heard that Matt Reeves, the guy who's going to direct the next Batman movie, wants to explore the Batman as detective idea more fully than any other big screen version. Will most likely be awesome considering how great Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was and how awesome War of the Planet of the Apes is supposed to be. * * Now that does sound interesting. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius [/i] [/b] at June 30, 2017 10:56 AM (LeI1X)

382 Ace = Movie Reviewer Manque.

Posted by: Hobby Models at June 30, 2017 10:57 AM (6Jdxv)

383 It has to be the height of strangeness to write and publish a book DURING a war. Posted by: AoS betting window at June 30, 2017 03:52 PM (326rv) Ernie Pyle? Or were his books published posthumously?

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2017 10:57 AM (ujg0T)

384 TheJamesMadison-- >>And then Tomorrowland bombed and suddenly he's all about an Incredibles sequel. I'm hopeful, but not blind.<< Pretty sure Incredibles 2 was in production (pre-production, anyway) well before Tomorrowland.

Posted by: moviegique at June 30, 2017 10:57 AM (7zeA4)

385 316 El Chapo - the Univision/Netflix show, season 1's on the 'flix now - is great. You either need to speak Spanish or be okay reading subtitles, but the first season was really solid. Posted by: Anticipation's Late Auntie, a WaPo Literary Device at June 30, 2017 03:43 PM (wx6iv) I like it but Why do they not use blanks when shooting the guns? It looks to me like they are using CGI flashes on the the guns and it takes me out of it. Is it some type of Mexician law that they can't.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at June 30, 2017 10:58 AM (dKiJG)

386 "To be fair about the ending, you can't very well kill off the protagonist of a movie pitched at kids. Posted by: Insomniac" that was why Avatar (the cartoon) had to end with such a blatant pull-from-Uranus. can't have Aang kill Hitler, not in a kid show!

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 30, 2017 10:58 AM (TatT4)

387 377 Have people watched Toy Story 3 with their little kids? Did the kids start crying during the incinerator scene? I saw The Brave Little Toaster a long time ago but remember crying some during that one, but it was really good as I recall! Posted by: Brunnhilde at June 30, 2017 03:55 PM (aW5/6) "We could barely get through Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire without weeping." - - The Couches

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 30, 2017 10:59 AM (mbhDw)

388 I too was just an extra, in the straight to video Palmer's Pickup. There were a surprising number of "names" in it. Morton Downey Jr. Roseanna Arquette. Grace Jones and Soupy Sales, but I never saw either of them on the set I was on.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 30, 2017 10:59 AM (QQ+il)

389 "One of the few books he wrote not made into a major Hollywood production was State of Fear, his prescient 2004 novel about a gang of eco-terrorists plotting mass murder to advance the cause of anti-Anthropomorphic Global Warming."

Yeah, I can't imagine why Hollyweird wouldn't have been all over that concept. Snort.

Crichton gave a brilliant Michelin Lecture at Caltech at around the same time, on the same subject. The transcript used to be posted on his official Web site, with his other public essays and speeches.

After he passed away, the executors of his estate immediately removed it. Along with all of his other works in which he expressed skepticism about global warming. Not in keeping with _bien-pensant_ mores.

Fortunately, the Web archive leaps to the rescue:

http://tinyurl.com/yath4kuh

Posted by: torquewrench at June 30, 2017 10:59 AM (ujwCG)

390 I keep waiting for Batman As Detective -- the Sherlock Holmes in a cape and mask I grew up with. Clues, detection, following leads: it doesn't have to be Law and Order-like, but can be par tof Batman's peculiar world. And I want to see him set a super-villain up, a la Mission: Impossible, lead him into a con-game trap and snap the jaws shut. Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 30, 2017 03:45 PM (LeI1X) You'll need to go back and watch the Animated Series, then. Luckily, it's well worth your time. They hold up well. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 30, 2017 03:51 PM (xJa6I) * * I remember seeing some of them when they were new -- I could get home from work in time to catch them on a local station (my VCR was broken). Impressive stuff.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius [/i] [/b] at June 30, 2017 11:00 AM (LeI1X)

391 Panzer Commander - memoir Hans von Luck (great book France to the soviet camps in 1945) --- Seconded. Very readable.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 30, 2017 11:00 AM (QGoUX)

392 368 Thank you for this. Two of these, I have read. It has to be the height of strangeness to write and publish a book DURING a war. Posted by: AoS betting window at June 30, 2017 03:52 PM (326rv) ==== I don't have Bloch's book in my hand, and my memory may be off a bit: He definitely did not publish it. IIRC, he secretly wrote down his thoughts, shortly after France fell and he had escaped capture (most of the surrendered French soldiers were kept as POWs in Germany for the duration). His writings were published after the war. He was executed in '43 or '44 for Resistance activity.

Posted by: Gref at June 30, 2017 11:00 AM (AMIL/)

393 that was why Avatar (the cartoon) had to end with such a blatant pull-from-Uranus. can't have Aang kill Hitler, not in a kid show! Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 30, 2017 03:58 PM (TatT4) Yeah, as much as I love the series, season 3 had a couple weak spots. That was one of them.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 30, 2017 11:00 AM (72PAC)

394 @Wolfus Aurelius Yeah! I loved the Art Deco design of Gotham, the Noir use of shadow and Batman was like this ghost. Panther-like in his movement but strong as an ox. Good writing, too. Some seriously good stories in there.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 30, 2017 11:02 AM (xJa6I)

395 Things to watch when it's hot outside: Fargo, Season 1, 2, 3 --separate threads, any season can be watched, all good, especially the evil menace that Billy Bob Thornton creates in Season 1 on Amazon video 10 Cloverfield Lane -- 2016 movie about a woman taken into an underground bunker by a survivalist, John Goodman. also Amazon video both included with prime

Posted by: Sphynx at June 30, 2017 11:03 AM (OZmbA)

396 Seconded. Very readable. Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 30, 2017 04:00 PM (QGoUX) Seemed like a decent guy. Poland, France, North Africa and Eastern Front. Risked his career when he encountered some of the Nazi oppressions in the east. And is on leave stores were as interesting as the combat parts. Still had friends after the war from the occupied territoires.

Posted by: Keith at June 30, 2017 11:03 AM (USf3s)

397 367 >>Ive enjoyed "Vikings".... but I think its going to last one season too long. Yup. Posted by: Lizzy at June 30, 2017 03:52 PM (NOIQH) I liked the first season, but after that it got a bit soap-opera-y.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 30, 2017 11:04 AM (Xuv2G)

398 various quick typing typos apologized for

Posted by: Keith at June 30, 2017 11:04 AM (USf3s)

399 Count me as one who was watched Vikings from the beginning, and actually enjoys where they've taken the series.  They ran through the arc of what they could do with Ragnar's character - the rise, the fall, the rise of his sons.  When he died , it was time for him to die.

Besides, they're following old Norse tales, so you knew from the start that Ragnar was going to have to die in one of Aella's snake pits.  That's how the story goes.

I felt that they came up with a great way to reboot the show by bringing on the next generation, who are even more definite historical characters than Ragnar was.  Ivar the Boneless is about to spend 15 years rampaging all across Britain at the head of the Great Heathen Army, destroying everything but a bit of Wessex.  Then young Alfred is finally going to bounce back and defeat him, and earn the appellation "The Great".

In four generations, Rollo's great grandson is going to be named William, and he's going to wipe out all of Alfred's kinsmen while earning the name "The Conqueror".  And I think the show is going to follow a bunch of the norsemen while they take a trip to go conquer Sicily, and then lead the crusades.  

This story can go on and on, because it did.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 30, 2017 11:10 AM (OmOvC)

400 Logan: Why did the put a metal skeleton thing in the Laura girl if she wasn't grown yet? The mutant thing isn't going to make the metal grow. That kept bugging me.

Posted by: brak at June 30, 2017 11:12 AM (5iU/N)

401 I lkke historical series and would think I would lkke Vikjngs ( haven't seen a second, the Revolutionary spy seriesas good the few I seen but didn't watch much of that. Only series I am following religiously is The Walking Dead.

Posted by: Skip at June 30, 2017 11:13 AM (Ot7+c)

402 "387 377 Have people watched Toy Story 3 with their little kids? Did the kids start crying during the incinerator scene?"

You wanna talk about a Tear Jerker - my wife refuses to ever watch Jessie's song from Toy Story 2 again, she can't help from breaking down if she sees it.

(and I think that is one of the few moments in animation where the emotion of the scene absolutely transcended the medium, and was truly magical)

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 30, 2017 11:14 AM (OmOvC)

403 Like, like like My fingers are to big for the keypad

Posted by: Skip at June 30, 2017 11:14 AM (Ot7+c)

404 One of my sons is into anime and has introduced me to a few things I really, really like. Of course he pre-selects to my taste, or rather, to what he guesses it might be ---and he's a pretty good guesser. I especially liked a short movie called "Five Centimeters per Second," which I found very moving. And then there is a series called "Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei," which cracks me up. It's also a visual delight if you like Japanese art. I mention these two not only because they are my favorites so far, but because they are a good introduction to anime in that they demonstrate the peculiar strength of the medium. That is, neither would work nearly as well in live action, if at all. Anyway, it's fun to try something new, even if you're an old bat stuck in her ways (at the tender age of 29.)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 30, 2017 11:16 AM (0jtPF)

405 Ever see "The Guardian"? I think that is what it was called. Awesome characters. Ed Cheadle and some other guy. I need to dig that up and watch it again. No couch. Can't quite like the Lego movies. Amusing but no sale.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at June 30, 2017 11:19 AM (B9t7n)

406 Anime - if you like sci-fi, try Cowboy Bebop. 

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 30, 2017 11:25 AM (OmOvC)

407 217 4. In a brand new trick, one episode is a two part-er, with the 2nd episode only available on The Arrow series. Yeah, I'm NOT biting. Posted by: GnuBreed at June 30, 2017 03:27 PM (6jaju) They did that in the second season, too, with the Vandal Savage / Legends backdoor pilot. The season 3 crossover is actually a three-parter that ends in an episode of Legends of Tomorrow, and I've heard there is also a brief scene in Supergirl in which she is told to head over for the crossover.

Posted by: Critical Masshole at June 30, 2017 11:25 AM (NjiZL)

408 In WWI, France had a couple divisions of Senegalese troops who, when they took any German territory, apparently behaved VERY badly, and did a lot of raping of German girls. This received much publicity in Germany at the time, and was apparently one of the things that really turned Adolph Hitler into a total racist.

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In WWII as well. During the Italy campaign, Allied troops had to shoot a couple of the Senegalese in order to make them stop raping every woman or girl that they came across. A hallmark of the Religion of Peace, even then.

Posted by: Fortunato at June 30, 2017 11:28 AM (/WWMI)

409 399 Count me as one who was watched Vikings from the beginning, and actually enjoys where they've taken the series. They ran through the arc of what they could do with Ragnar's character - the rise, the fall, the rise of his sons. When he died , it was time for him to die. Posted by: Tom Servo at June 30, 2017 04:10 PM (OmOvC) Did they include his apocryphal death quote "How the little piglets would grunt if they knew how the old boar suffered."?

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 30, 2017 11:28 AM (Xuv2G)

410 "I actually liked Logan, but not as a superhero movie, but more like a western. It's Unforgiven with claws. Posted by: Jollyroger at June 30, 2017 03:07 PM (t06LC)" Close. It's Shane. It's kind of like they looked at all the superhero movies that are ruined by trying to jam as many characters in as possible and decided to do the opposite, paring down the characters and focusing on them. And it works. It's not the best X-Men movie, it's the best superhero movie, period. Also, best movie of the year.

Posted by: Bill at June 30, 2017 12:00 PM (/ZE0U)

411 Sorry, but Logan was epically bad. Possible one of the most han-fistedly awful movies I have had the misfortune to sit through. It is up there with Clooney's Batman, SW:Episode 1, and Force Awakens as stupid formulaic jerk-off movies with random idiotic sjw statements sprinkled liberally throughout, pun intended. FFS, Logan was a shit-fest of awful. No, a thousand times, no.

Posted by: Novanglus at June 30, 2017 12:12 PM (wvmnY)

412 Watching the Lego Batman movie 3 times in a row is the behavior of a man child. Seriously dude get a girlfriend. That is just completely sad and pathetic

Posted by: Ace is a man child at June 30, 2017 12:20 PM (Xr/9j)

413 "random idiotic sjw statements sprinkled liberally throughout, pun intended. " So... you're not so much talking about the movie Logan which was actually released as one you appear to have hallucinated.

Posted by: Bill at June 30, 2017 12:21 PM (/ZE0U)

414 Dont give your money to the a holes in Hollywood. They hate you.

Posted by: WJ at June 30, 2017 12:29 PM (RUesi)

415 David Lynch had me hooked with the original Twin Peaks, but he had no idea what to do once he hooked the audience.  I have no interest in the reboot or sequel or whatever.  Saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2 a few weeks back, loved it.  Still must catch Wonder Woman.  Looking forward to the next Thor film. 

Posted by: Locke Common at June 30, 2017 12:37 PM (zSXXo)

416 >>>412 Watching the Lego Batman movie 3 times in a row is the behavior of a man child. Seriously dude get a girlfriend. That is just completely sad and pathetic Posted by: Ace is a man child ... you must live a full and exciting life. By the way, I'm fucking your girlfriend, and your mom, too.

Posted by: ace at June 30, 2017 12:39 PM (8rNrN)

417 "Did they include his apocryphal death quote "How the little piglets would grunt if they knew how the old boar suffered."?"

Yes!  And it's made into a semi-major plot point; that's pretty much what brings on the Great Heathen Army.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 30, 2017 12:41 PM (OmOvC)

418 By the way, I'm fucking your girlfriend *snort* As if ergastularius has every known the touch of a woman.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 30, 2017 12:43 PM (LTHVh)

419 Mr. Cat and I watched The Wilderpeople and just loved it. The Brits seem to have an incredible talent for putting out these wonderful little movies that cost pennies to make, no CGI, no spex, just telling stories that are so far off the wall you wonder where the wall went. Waking Ned Devine. The Secret of Inish Roan. Mr. Holmes. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Bend It Like Beckham. Hollywood seems to have lost its way, equating money spent to how good the movie is. (Not that I won't spend a small fortune to see Thor: Ragnarok in Imax 3D.)

Posted by: Deplorable lady with a deplorable basket of deplorable cats at June 30, 2017 05:35 PM (r/OXo)

420 Netflix has a new show called GLOW. I really enjoyed it!

It's about the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling, which those few of you guys and gals who are older than 29 might remember from the 80s.

I remember it fondly, as an adolescent boy at the time. Hot gals in skimpy outfits tossing each other around and grunting...

Anyway! This show stars the adorable Alison Brie, who I know a lot of you guys loved on Community. And she gets naked! Aww, yeah!

The wrestling characters are not what I remember; I'm guessing that they were re-envisioned because, well, it's kind of a legal grey area as to who actually owns a wrestling character, whether it's the wrestler or the promotion. So, for example, Mt. Fiji becomes Macchu Picchu.

There are some hints tossed in to suggest the actual real-world counterparts to these rasslin' gals. For example, "Brittanica" (as in, Encyclopedia Brittanica) boasts at one point that the show's director is going to buy her a horse. Well, Brittanica doesn't need a horse, but the real-life GLOW gal she's based on, Godiva... yeah, riding a horse to the ring totally suited that character.

There was no Cold War element in the real-life GLOW (the characters whose rivalry really drove the show were a pair of high-society party-girl "frienemies"), but they were re-envisioning all the characters, anyway, and it was the 80s, so, why not? It makes sense.

Overall, I found the show greatly enjoyable. I liked getting to see the proverbial sausage being made, and I really liked seeing "Annie's Boobs" in a context other than that of a monkey character with a silly name.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at June 30, 2017 06:20 PM (3YxFh)

421 Oh! Another minor detail about GLOW that jumped out at me. I just happened to notice on one of the episodes that the director was Melanie Mayron, and the girls went to a roller rink where the song Car Wash was playing.

If you've seen the movie Car Wash, and were paying attention during the credits, you might remember Melanie Mayron as the one girl working at the Car Wash, the girl who got pranked in the restroom and was sleeping with the boss.

Incidentally, Car Wash was a terrible movie. It was written by the awful Joel Schumacher, who would later go on to wreck the Batman franchise for a generation. If you see the movie at your local DVD retailer, you'll probably see Richard Pryor and George Carlin on the cover, which would tend to suggest that they're the stars and it would have to be a good movie as a result, but no; they just put in cameo appearances.

Awful movie; I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. But seeing Mayron's name on the credits and then hearing that song during that episode... yeah, okay; that's kind of a cool reference.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at June 30, 2017 06:42 PM (3YxFh)

422 My wife and I coincidentally watched "Lego Batman" for the first time, last night. It wasn't the movie I was hoping to see. It felt like it was written by people who've read about Batman--or perhaps liked Nolan's TDK trilogy, but were never really fans of the character overall. It felt like it was done by South Park's "Family Guy" manatees that likewise wrote "Star Trek: Into Darkness", SW:TFA, and other modern piecemeal nostalgia movies. But, I tend to be pretty cynical about movies--so more power to those who enjoyed the flick.

Posted by: eforhan at July 01, 2017 03:23 AM (QF7Nv)

423 Three words Mr. Lynch -AUDREY HORNE NOW!

Posted by: Colin McCawley at July 01, 2017 07:07 AM (Floa5)

424 I thoroughly enjoyed Lego Batman, but I looooooved Logan, and I could really give two shits about the X-men. Maybe it's deep-seated Daddy issues, who knows, but that movie tore me up.

Posted by: Gem at July 01, 2017 07:56 AM (uaHyk)

425 @413, Bill. Of the two of us, clearly I must have been the one watching it. I literally laughed out loud in the theatre when, in one of the first scenes, a group of white kids in a limo were standing up in the sunroof right next to the border wall chanting USA over and over again. I could go much further, but if you didn't imnediately see the intentional tone, I'd borrow your wife's make up mirror and inspect yourself for the nose-ring by which you're being led around. Cheers!

Posted by: Novanglus at July 01, 2017 04:05 PM (ce5QG)

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