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Just to play Devil's advocate, I'm going to throw it a bone and note that at least this one is trying to be fun.
Mar 27, 2017 9:05 PM
Skull Island was awesome and I'm totally onboard for this "Monsterverse". I really liked the callbacks to older Kong movies (Kong in chains, Kong vs. Squid, Kong on two legs, etc.) even though this was its own story. The Steve Bruhl reference is funny, assuming it was intentional. I think Peter Jackson's King Kong would have been a great film had it not been buried under action sequences so excessive that they're downright boring. I'll happily take this fun popcorn flick over the bloated remake or the '76 turd anyday.

I didn't really care much for the Skull Crawler design and think the MUTOs from Godzilla are much better additions to the roster. John Goodman seemed underused, with the photographer and the tracker taking the stage too often. I do like how the movie subverts some formulaic deaths to funny effect. When the guy trying to [sacrifice himself using grenades] fails miserably, I instantly thought of the [motorcycle jump] from Cabin in the Woods.

I'm ready for some King Ghidorah.

Mar 26, 2017 7:41 AM
We're on course to get a new Star Wars every Christmas until we die. Disney has foreseen it.
Mar 26, 2017 7:28 AM
What's the crime comedy with Matthew Perry? I think I've been confusing it with Get Shorty for years.
Mar 25, 2017 12:52 AM
BukamaI'm a lawyer, and for roughly the same reasons can't enjoy most legal dramas. ?From "surprise witnesses" to out of court meetings with the judge, it just can't work that way. ?It is especially ridiculous how fast things happen in TV (and film) courtroom dramas.

How does Better Call Saul hold up?
Mar 25, 2017 12:50 AM
Black PhilipFast Times At Ridgemont High is the best 80s high school comedy IMO.

"But if you're in here and we're in here doesn't that make it our time?"

What about...

"'Cause it's their time, their time, up there! Down here it's our time! It's our time down here!"
Mar 24, 2017 6:04 AM
Is Be Cool good, too? I love me some Danny DeVito.
Mar 24, 2017 5:32 AM
Obi SpenobiIs hating The Breakfast Club controversial?

It shouldn't be.

Clearly you guys don't know what it was like to live in the 80's. Especially if you were a brain, or an athlete, or a criminal, or a princess, or a basket case.

But it's just so soapy and bleh. Surely there's a better contender for the definitive 80s coming of age film. I just can't take John Hughes' at his most melodramatic. The only one I've yet to see is Sixteen Candles, but something tells me it isn't going to be my thing.
Mar 24, 2017 5:22 AM
The In Keeper. The glitch is due to setting it up on an outdated OS/ browser. All I need to do is go to another computer, which I will do in a day two.
Then you can take the taunts seriously excuse

That's the same kind of shit my computer says whenever it's infected with malware. I generally have to run the task manager to close it. Sometimes you even have to reboot.
Mar 24, 2017 5:07 AM
James MacKinnonUp to 6 now!
/moans softly

Mine is basically a ripoff of yours.
Mar 24, 2017 5:03 AM
Is hating The Breakfast Club controversial?
Mar 24, 2017 4:57 AM
I think it might be a computer virus. Genie should run Malwarebytes or something.
Mar 24, 2017 4:51 AM
I don't think I hate X-Men: The Last Stand as much as I should.
Mar 24, 2017 4:50 AM
Wait, I got it!

Mar 24, 2017 4:47 AM
Janson Jinnistan
The Tall Man
Janson JinnistanI don't think he's made a better film than El Mariachi.

I'd argue From Dusk 'Till Dawn is better, though largely due to Tarantino's screenplay and Clooney's performance.

I like a lot of Rodriguez films, Dawn included, but I don't think he's shown the same level of infectious style and wit as he did on that first one. ?Like a lot of directors (*ahem* Jackson, Raimi, Burton), Rodriguez seemed most inspired when his lack of budget forced him to use his imagination.

He was more inspirational back then, too. I respect the guy's genuine love of filmmaking. It's so easy for anyone interested in media to make their own videos today. Robert Rodriguez spent a childhood using two VCRs hooked up to one TV as his editing station. It's also funny that his adult films are so light and fun, while his movies aimed at children are relentlessly annoying.
Mar 24, 2017 4:10 AM
I keep hearing about this racist ass movie called Get Out. From what I gather It's basically Spike Lee meets Hot Fuzz. I know the Peele guy from the Key and Peele show is behind it. I thought Keanu was really cute and that there should be more movies about kittens. It's awesome that even that even the psychos love the cat and Anna Farris has a hilarious cameo. It's a really funny movie that took me by surprise.

*8 out of 10*
Mar 24, 2017 3:58 AM
D Ray

One of the most underrated scenes ever. Goosebumps! What are your favorite underrated LOTR scenes?

I would love to have seen that scene done properly, regarding the reforging. But yes, it's a good scene otherwise.

I can see why it would bug you since you're interested in forging, but that's the sort of thing that filmmakers take visual liberties with and most people don't notice. Reminds me of Willie breaking into the safe at the end of Bad Santa. In the commentary Terry Zwigoff talks about having little interest in the actual safecracker they had on set. He just opted for what looked good on camera and ignored the professional. With Lord of the Rings, one should also consider that it's a magic sword that's being repaired by elves.

There's a great cold opening in a Game of Thrones episode where an important sword is melted down and forged into two. It sounds like a much more accurate depiction. And I think Game of Thrones has only had two or three cold opens throughout the entire series.
Mar 24, 2017 3:44 AM
Don't forget the visionary director of 300.
Mar 23, 2017 5:53 PM
Janson Jinnistan
Obi SpenobiThen please tell me why Christianity holds more weight than any other religion.

Because Hellfire.

And Bible?
Mar 23, 2017 1:03 AM
Black PhilipSomeone post a picture. I need to see this ho.

I've always found women with big noses sexy for some reason. I'm not familiar with her standup but she was funny on that World's Dumbest. C-H-E-L-S-E-A *space* P-E-R-E-T-T-I.


I enjoy Chelsea Peretti's standup and her big, sexy nose. Does that make me some sort of sleazy feminist? I had no idea she was married to Peele. She'll always be that chick who flew away in a helicopter on an episode of Louie to me.

Have you tried her standup yet, Phil? I love her bit about Daniel Day Lewis being some sort of complex poem for men.

And isn't "innkeeper" one word?
Mar 23, 2017 12:59 AM