The Academy Begs you to Stop Paying Attention to them even more [TheJamesMadison]

It's been a long term problem for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences that their audience for the Oscar broadcast is getting smaller and smaller with every passing ceremony. The only time they seemed to care about this was the year after The Dark Knight could have been nominated and then wasn't. The Academy felt itself becoming irrelevant and decided to expand the Best Picture category from 5 movies to up to ten (there have only been ten nominees a couple of times since).

Well, the very next year the biggest movie ever, Avatar did get nominated, but no one thought it had a chance anyway, and while ratings have bounced up and down, they've never even begun to recover to the more historic numbers of decades past.

Well, it looks like that experiment in relevance is dead and buried.

Brought on by some changes at the top of the board earlier this year, they've upped their minority representation in both membership and on the board as well. And what did this do?

Did it increase the broad appeal of Academy choices?

Did it help align the Academy with the greater public?

Well, of course not. It wasn't designed to do that. It was designed to bend the knee to wokeness, and now the results are in.

"New Oscars standards say best picture contenders must be inclusive to compete" says the LA Times.

To be eligible for best picture, a film must meet at least two standards across four categories: "Onscreen Representation, Themes and Narratives," "Creative Leadership and Project Team," "Industry Access and Opportunities" and "Audience Development." Within each category are a variety of criteria involving the inclusion of people in underrepresented groups, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people and those with cognitive or physical disabilities.

The Oscars have steadily become a wokeness center, and now they're diving in with headfirst without any care in the world. Like many institutions in our culture today, they care far more about the opinions of Twitter and their peers more than what their core competencies are supposed to be. Long gone are the days when the Oscars celebrated movies with mass appeal, replaced by a desire to be as appealing to a narrow set of activists as possible.

The Oscars haven't been relevant in a while, but this just cements the fact that the Oscars aren't going to be relevant to the masses again any time soon.

Their appeal is becoming more selective at an ever-increasing pace.

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1 We have not even *begun* to suck!

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at September 14, 2020 05:11 PM (ZSK0i)

2 Hollywood can't die fast enough.

Posted by: PAgirlinNC at September 14, 2020 05:11 PM (/5WQL)

3 First?

Posted by: Iris at September 14, 2020 05:11 PM (lSFe/)

4 Is it Saturday already!?!?

Posted by: dantesed at September 14, 2020 05:11 PM (88xKn)

5 Cool.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 05:11 PM (UWqZJ)

6 I'm trying to remember the last year that the "Best Picture" award actually went to a film that deserved the label. Maybe back in the 80's a couple of times.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 05:12 PM (Kpl3J)

7 Sigh, Another social activity killed by SJW. Seriously, it's like every aspect of life is corrupted. How can we make the GO AWAY??

Posted by: Iris at September 14, 2020 05:12 PM (lSFe/)

8
Not relevant is right. Why does the left do this?? Doesn't make any sense, business or profitability-wise.

Posted by: Prime sistah at September 14, 2020 05:12 PM (tQL7r)

9 Mass appeal is fatophobic !!!!

Posted by: Adriane the EveryBody's a Critic Critic ... at September 14, 2020 05:12 PM (LPnfS)

10 yep

Posted by: DanMan at September 14, 2020 05:13 PM (RusNE)

11 Who ever cared about this shit?

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at September 14, 2020 05:13 PM (ySQBZ)

12 Losers. Hollywood is going to lose so much money, they'll have to sell the sign.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China &&&& at September 14, 2020 05:13 PM (NzOVz)

13 Under these criteria, the Best Picture award is going to either go to a Classroom Lecture on Intersectionality, or "Ass".

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 05:13 PM (Kpl3J)

14 To be eligible for best picture, a film must meet at least two standards
across four categories: "Onscreen Representation, Themes and
Narratives," "Creative Leadership and Project Team," "Industry Access
and Opportunities" and "Audience Development."



Triumph of the Will should be a cinch. It's aces when it comes to Audience Development and Creative Leadership.

Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 05:13 PM (v16oJ)

15 Multimillionaires that hate me giving themselves awards. If I was interested in that I would watch the NFL.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 14, 2020 05:14 PM (yQpMk)

16 6
I'm trying to remember the last year that the "Best Picture" award
actually went to a film that deserved the label. Maybe back in the
80's a couple of times.


I thought Bohemian Rhapsody was very good. Parasite was not.

Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 05:14 PM (v16oJ)

17 If you squeak Greek, go Greek. Just wear a mask ffs.

Posted by: Tom Hanks at September 14, 2020 05:14 PM (/VB9J)

18

Cuties: The Motion Picture

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 14, 2020 05:15 PM (63Dwl)

19 15 Multimillionaires that hate me giving themselves awards. If I was interested in that I would watch the NFL.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 14, 2020 05:14 PM (yQpMk)

==========

It should be as interesting to the general public as the American Society for Quality's annual awards ceremony.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 05:15 PM (UWqZJ)

20 is it the Oscars where the girls wear almost nothing as the move from their limos to the auditorium?

The reruns of highlites are good enough

Posted by: DanMan at September 14, 2020 05:16 PM (RusNE)

21 NEW RULES FOR BEST PICTURE:

1. No white people can be in the movie.

2. No white people can be a part of making the movie.

3. PROFIT

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 14, 2020 05:16 PM (pw+jk)

22 I thought Bohemian Rhapsody was very good. Parasite was not.

I agree.. Bohemian Rhapsody was excellent

Posted by: Joey the paste eater at September 14, 2020 05:16 PM (Zmnko)

23 I've watched a few Indian films recently. They're fun, family-friendly, and interestingly different from the Hollywood formula.

Prediction: some time in the next decade, US cinema chains will start showing Bollywood movies, and everyone will be startled by how successful they are.

Posted by: Trimegistus at September 14, 2020 05:16 PM (R1+YM)

24 Hopefully Chapter 11 will be a thing in Hollywood very soon.

Posted by: Czech Chick at September 14, 2020 05:16 PM (haWye)

25 Frankly I'm disappointed the oscars have lasted this long...

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 14, 2020 05:16 PM (y7DUB)

26 I propose replacing the Hollywood sign with:

Wokanda.

Posted by: Joe Mama at September 14, 2020 05:17 PM (w7U/e)

27 Not relevant? Speak for yourself.

Posted by: One legged Black Transgendered Brony with a Hispanic Surname. at September 14, 2020 05:17 PM (y2HeD)

28 oh wait, I do not want to see 11 yo's wearing next to nothing getting awards

Posted by: DanMan at September 14, 2020 05:17 PM (RusNE)

29 The core miscalculation on "We'll take over the culture and force it down their throats until they accept it" is simply that we still have a say in it.

It highlights how stupid and childish that mode of thinking happens to be...and it also highlights how dangerous these people are.

If we think they'll just say "oh, okay" and let us walk away from them, we're sorely mistaken.

The entire left has Borderline Personality Disorder, and they won't be abandoned, no matter how abusive they become.

Posted by: Oldstoke at September 14, 2020 05:17 PM (sb+Cg)

30 Show us yer bug tits!

Posted by: wth at September 14, 2020 05:17 PM (v0R5T)

31 I've all but stopped watching tv and movies. Once you see their agenda and why, you cannot unsee it. I pray Hollywood gets the SMOD treatment from our Lord.

Posted by: Based Department at September 14, 2020 05:17 PM (hVVtI)

32 Frankly I'm disappointed the oscars have lasted this long...

They're like the Nobel Peace prize... Worthless

Posted by: Joey the paste eater at September 14, 2020 05:17 PM (Zmnko)

33 I agree.. Bohemian Rhapsody was excellent

I loved it. Went with my son to see it and we wanted to stay and watch it again. But I'm a huge Queen fan so...

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 14, 2020 05:18 PM (dUJdY)

34 Well, the upside for them is that most producers are already brain-damaged.

So they've got that going for them.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat at September 14, 2020 05:18 PM (Rk6Cp)

35 The Oscars Every institution and aspect of life now have steadily become a wokeness center ...

__________


Fixed for a general extrapolation going to a century of N
Marxist inoctrination. O'Sullivan's Law has reached its ultimate logical conclusion.

Posted by: ShainS at September 14, 2020 05:18 PM (CBwKQ)

36 Losers. Hollywood is going to lose so much money, they'll have to sell the sign.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home. Thanks China at September 14, 2020 05:13 PM (NzOVz)

====
The donks will push forward a Sports and Entertainment relief bill.

You know I'm right.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 14, 2020 05:18 PM (pw+jk)

37 Hollywood, much like other entertainment has sold it's soul to wokeness. The appeal is becoming more selective.
I'm done with pop culture of any kind.

Posted by: USNtakim at September 14, 2020 05:18 PM (0OmEj)

38 It'll be a race to see which one goes t*** up first: theaters or studios.

Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 05:18 PM (v16oJ)

39 So I'm guess Mel Gibson had better hurry with Passions of the Christ II.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 14, 2020 05:18 PM (axyOa)

40 Bohemian Rhapsody was boring and predictable. A paint by numbers biopic that said nothing of any interest about its subject.

Rocketman was at least told with some flare.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 05:18 PM (UWqZJ)

41 The Oscars has been out of touch for at least 10 years, so this won't matter, really.

Will actually make it more entertaining as the racis, sexist, deviant industry tries to jump through even more hoops while pretending to be out moral superiors.
LOLGFY!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 14, 2020 05:18 PM (bDqIh)

42 I've seen even fewer movies (new or recent) for the past decade than pro sports. About the same as TV "news" (literally almost zero).

When will a collapsing institution come along that actually is part of my life, so I can do something?

Posted by: rhomboid at September 14, 2020 05:18 PM (OTzUX)

43
I loved it. Went with my son to see it and we wanted to stay and watch it again. But I'm a huge Queen fan so...
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 14, 2020 05:18 PM (dUJdY)

Me too

Posted by: It's me donna at September 14, 2020 05:18 PM (Zmnko)

44 Would be hard topay attention any less

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2020 05:19 PM (OjZpE)

45 We have not even *begun* to suck!
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at September 14, 2020 05:11 PM (ZSK0i)

Hey! That's MY line!

Posted by: Kamala Harris at September 14, 2020 05:19 PM (BAsqb)

46 I thought Bohemian Rhapsody was very good. Parasite was not.
Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 05:14 PM (v16oJ)

I did like that movie, I didn't even know it had won best picture. Shows how little attention I've been paying to those awards.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 05:19 PM (Kpl3J)

47 It'll be a race to see which one goes t*** up first: theaters or studios.


Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 05:18 PM (v16oJ)

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Theaters. Theaters are hanging on by their fingernails.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 14, 2020 05:20 PM (pw+jk)

48 Rest assured that to be considered for Best Picture your movie need not have garnered any ticket sales.

Posted by: t-bird at September 14, 2020 05:20 PM (z36Kd)

49 I love film. I haven't watched the Oscars since the early 90s. Going woke isn't going to bring me back.

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 14, 2020 05:20 PM (iWCRg)

50 I'm a sure thing this year!

Posted by: Cross-eyed One legged Black Transgendered Brony Actrx with a Hispanic Surname and a Lisp. at September 14, 2020 05:20 PM (y2HeD)

51 I still think I will go to the theater to see Dune. Especially if it comes to the iMax.

Curse me and my situational ethics.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 14, 2020 05:20 PM (yQpMk)

52 The Oscar for 2022 will go to some Obese black woman for shitting and pissing on a city bus. Hollywood has turned into Worldstar or Hoodsite with Molech worshippers controlling everything.

Posted by: Based Department at September 14, 2020 05:20 PM (hVVtI)

53 When you deny your audience
Your audience denies you

Posted by: Braenyard at September 14, 2020 05:20 PM (9v1sv)

54 Cuties: The Motion Picture
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 14, 2020 05:15 PM (63Dwl)

So, Kids?

Posted by: Vanya at September 14, 2020 05:20 PM (BAsqb)

55 Also, make sure you normalize pedophilia- because we freaking need it!

Posted by: The Academy at September 14, 2020 05:21 PM (z36Kd)

56 I did like that movie, I didn't even know it had won best picture. Shows how little attention I've been paying to those awards.

You are correct, sir. Rami Malek won for Best Actor. My mistake.

Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 05:21 PM (v16oJ)

57 Picking up from the thread below, I am a HUGE Kurt Russell fan. I grew up with him when did Disney movies, then he dropped out for awhile and came back as Snake Plissken. I never miss one of his movies. And he seems like a really good guy.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 14, 2020 05:21 PM (dUJdY)

58 This sucks but it's not surprising.

A federal court saying the PA lockdowns are unconstitutional doesn't suck also isn't surprising.

If they are unconstitutional in PA, they are unconstitutional everywhere.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 05:21 PM (ZLI7S)

59 Did it increase the broad appeal of Academy choices?

i didn't think we were allowed to call them broads anymore.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 14, 2020 05:21 PM (sGtp+)

60 Curse me and my situational ethics.

Fear not. I'll blame you for the collapse of society.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy 🍺 at September 14, 2020 05:21 PM (ZSK0i)

61 I love it when things I don't give a shit about, die.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at September 14, 2020 05:22 PM (2ygtH)

62 53
When you deny your audience

Your audience denies you


Take the pebble from my hand, grasshopper.

Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 05:22 PM (v16oJ)

63 I think we should encourage it. Hollywood hasn't gone far enough until every movie is an artsy story about Somalians exploring same sex feelings. Get woke, go broke FASTR.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at September 14, 2020 05:22 PM (ftFVW)

64 let all the awards shows just die

Posted by: Avi at September 14, 2020 05:22 PM (dHrq/)

65 How can we make the GO AWAY??

Posted by: Iris at September 14,

Yoo hoo?

Posted by: National Divorce at September 14, 2020 05:22 PM (NSFCQ)

66 Sports
Movies/TV
Newspapers and media

Industries that think they will win by hating their customers.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 14, 2020 05:22 PM (pw+jk)

67 I still think I will go to the theater to see Dune. Especially if it comes to the iMax.

Curse me and my situational ethics.

Posted by: Grump928(C)


**pats myself on the back**
I never saw the first one so damned if I see the second!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at September 14, 2020 05:22 PM (axyOa)

68 let all the awards shows just die

Seriously... What are they gonna do when Trump is gone?

Posted by: It's me donna at September 14, 2020 05:22 PM (Zmnko)

69 40 Bohemian Rhapsody was boring and predictable. A paint by numbers biopic that said nothing of any interest about its subject."

You're too young, you didn't grow up loving those albums. For example, the parts about the other band members talking about how much "I'm in love with my Car!!!!" sucked cracked me up because I remember sitting in my car and blasting that song. Maybe it sucked, but it sure found an audience! As did all of their music.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 05:23 PM (Kpl3J)

70 Picking up from the thread below, I am a HUGE Kurt Russell fan. I grew up with him when did Disney movies, then he dropped out for awhile and came back as Snake Plissken. I never miss one of his movies. And he seems like a really good guy.
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 14, 2020 05:21 PM (dUJdY)

"Your friends might get me in a rush, but not before I make your head into a canoe."

Posted by: Vanya at September 14, 2020 05:23 PM (BAsqb)

71 The Oscars were done when Annie Hall beat out Star Wars for Best Pic.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at September 14, 2020 05:23 PM (jWe5r)

72 Rocketman was at least told with some flare.

I loved that one too! It was.. different and I don't know the dudes name that played Elton but he was great in it. I know he was in the Kingsman movies.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 14, 2020 05:23 PM (dUJdY)

73 Dune: Now with even more bug tits!

Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 05:23 PM (gmo/4)

74 >>Brought on by some changes at the top of the board earlier this year, they've upped their minority representation in both membership and on the board as well. And what did this do?


Gee, how did that happen with a bunch of old white guys on the board?

oh, right, after the #OscarsSoWhite revolt a few years ago they added people like activist director Ava DuVernay -- and now they're making sure their films are the type of films that get awards. Nice!

Posted by: Lizzy at September 14, 2020 05:23 PM (bDqIh)

75 Bohemian Rhapsody was boring and predictable. A paint by numbers biopic that said nothing of any interest about its subject.

Rocketman was at least told with some flare.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 05:18 PM (UWqZJ)
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some of the film scenes reminded me of The Monkees schtick.

Posted by: BluesFish at September 14, 2020 05:24 PM (WQZ1O)

76 It's not just the surface level diversity standards that make me laugh, but the Soviet level "spot check" requirements that allow Academy officials to stroll around set with a number clicker and clipboard, because they don't trust their own Hollywood brethren to be honest about the quotas.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2020 05:24 PM (+WWsf)

77 "Your friends might get me in a rush, but not before I make your head into a canoe."

Lmao!! Serious.. one of my favorite lines from the movie but then.. it had SO many!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 14, 2020 05:24 PM (dUJdY)

78 When the winner wasn't LaLa Land - a sweet movie about Hollywood- but instead went to Moonlight - a self-indulgent fantasia about a young black child being introduced to the joys of anal sex by a mentor - well, the writing was on the wall.

The Oscars celebrate perversion.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at September 14, 2020 05:24 PM (SRRAx)

79 What's with this Bug Tits?
Guys we gotta up our game!

Posted by: The Otters at September 14, 2020 05:24 PM (axyOa)

80 Went to a movie theater B.C. (before Covid) with my grandkids in Fresno. Big electric reclining chairs, AC, great food and they sold beer! Didn't even matter what the movie was, it was fun.

Posted by: wth at September 14, 2020 05:24 PM (v0R5T)

81 >>Picking up from the thread below, I am a HUGE Kurt Russell fan. I grew up with him when did Disney movies, then he dropped out for awhile and came back as Snake Plissken. I never miss one of his movies. And he seems like a really good guy.


Have you seen his son, Wyatt?
Looks a lot like him.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 14, 2020 05:25 PM (bDqIh)

82 You say Academy of Arts and Sciences. This is not about art anymore.

Can you imagine telling a sculptor or a painter about which subject to present in their art.

Posted by: Redenzo at September 14, 2020 05:25 PM (E7vND)

83 Your friends might get me in a rush, but not before I make your head into a canoe.



He's bluffing.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 14, 2020 05:25 PM (yQpMk)

84 Dune looks like it will be worth a trip to the cinema. Hopefully it's split into two films so the director can do the story right.

Posted by: Greyman27 at September 14, 2020 05:25 PM (RKLPC)

85 The most effective thing the communists do is destroy standards. This is a destruction of standards. To be great, you must have some number of boxes ticked. It doesn't matter how great a movie might be, if those boxes aren't ticked then it isn't, by the new definition, great. It doesn't matter how mediocre a movie might be, if it ticks all of the boxes then it is eligible for greatness.

To destroy a thing, wreck its standards. We see this writ large across ever larger cross sections of civilization.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:26 PM (hYcqw)

86 Great Spinal Tap reference.

Posted by: teh wind at September 14, 2020 05:26 PM (fVZkX)

87 You want bad... How about The Shape Of Water...? I actually laughed through most of it

Posted by: It's me donna at September 14, 2020 05:26 PM (Zmnko)

88 OT: I watched The Song Remains the Same last week. It's the Led Zeppelin concert movie, and man did it suck. Also, I was not a huge LZ fan back in my younger days, excepting StH, but the movie reinforced just how boring their music was. Most of it is just self-indulgent crap, with Jimmy Page looking soulful and playing a lot of notes.

I also paid no attention to Queen back then, excepting BoRhap, and yet I find that I really like some of their stuff now.

Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 05:26 PM (v16oJ)

89 I was dragged to the theater to see Avatar. Hated it.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 14, 2020 05:26 PM (66BnU)

90 Lizzy, no I haven't. Does he have the acting bug?

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 14, 2020 05:26 PM (dUJdY)

91 Oscars are waste of time to watch these liberal run award shows we all know Oscars only go to the liberal made movies The last oscar wiiing film i watched was FOR THE BIRDS i feel like the Big Bird in the movie and laugh at the Liberals Humilation

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at September 14, 2020 05:26 PM (FLiOE)

92 40
Bohemian Rhapsody was boring and predictable. A paint by numbers biopic that said nothing of any interest about its subject.



Rocketman was at least told with some flare.


not sure whether typo or whether there were pyrotechnics i've forgotten about.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 14, 2020 05:27 PM (sGtp+)

93 I was dragged to the theater to see Avatar. Hated it.
Posted by: washrivergal at September 14, 2020 05:26 PM (66BnU)
++++++++++
Why? Was it the derivative story? The poor character development? The boring, two-dimensional villain? The predictable message?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:27 PM (hYcqw)

94 OT:

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the English Department of the University of Chicago:

For the 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle, the University of Chicago English Department is accepting only applicants interested in working in and with Black Studies. We understand Black Studies to be a capacious intellectual project that spans a variety of methodological approaches, fields, geographical areas, languages, and time periods. For more information on faculty and current graduate students in this area, please visit our Black Studies page.

I guess if you want to study Beowulf, or English Renaissance poets, you are SOL.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 14, 2020 05:27 PM (I2/tG)

95 Rocketman was at least told with some flare.

not sure whether typo or whether there were pyrotechnics i've forgotten about.

Oh, Elton is definitely flaming

Posted by: It's me donna at September 14, 2020 05:27 PM (Zmnko)

96 The Academy's selection of best picture has been a mixed bag for me. I'd say I haven't seen 50% of the BP movies beginning in the 80's.

Posted by: Weaning is hard at September 14, 2020 05:28 PM (2DOZq)

97 89
I was dragged to the theater to see Avatar. Hated it.

sounds like somebody who saw it with insufficient ds. the only thing it had going for it was the 3d. i've tried to watch it in 2d and found it unwatchable.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 14, 2020 05:28 PM (sGtp+)

98 70 Picking up from the thread below, I am a HUGE Kurt Russell fan. I grew up with him when did Disney movies, then he dropped out for awhile and came back as Snake Plissken. I never miss one of his movies. And he seems like a really good guy.
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 14, 2020 05:21 PM (dUJdY)
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Kurt and Goldie's son played hockey here at UAH, and they came to town several times to see his games. Friends of mine sat next to them at a game once. They said both of them were very friendly--not stuck up at all.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 14, 2020 05:28 PM (sWM8x)

99 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 05:28 PM (Zz0t1)

100 I was dragged to the theater to see Avatar. Hated it.
Posted by: washrivergal at September 14, 2020 05:26 PM (66BnU)

It was pointed out to me years ago that James Cameron only ever makes one movie: People being brought low as a result of their hubris in their technological advancements (this obviously excludes True Lies, which doesn't count because it was contractual obligation). Cameron is a very very talented one trick pony.

Posted by: Vanya at September 14, 2020 05:28 PM (BAsqb)

101 A = All
C = Communists
A = Are
B = Bullet Ready

Posted by: planDEMic at the disco at September 14, 2020 05:28 PM (qMOmA)

102 I guess if you want to study Beowulf, or English Renaissance poets, you are SOL.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 14, 2020 05:27 PM (I2/tG)
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I had this in a prior thread. I won't copy/paste, because the comment was long.

But in essence, it's nice to see that they are rigorously following the Chicago Statement on Free Expression (you know, the one they fucking wrote in response to speech suppression and cancel culture?) and that they take it so seriously.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:28 PM (hYcqw)

103 @40

See this is a perfect illustration how two people can view the same films and come to wildly different opinions.

I thought BH was a solidly told and acted story.

It was interesting and had just enough grit to not make it a complete hagiography.

Rocket Man was, I thought, poorly told and poorly served by the some of the over the top magical realism/fantasia.


I also don't like Taron Egerton which didn't help.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 14, 2020 05:28 PM (M9HE2)

104 >>Also, make sure you normalize pedophilia- because we freaking need it!


"Call Me By Your Name" was pedo-ish. IIRC, love between a 16year old and his father's TA/a grad student in his 30's.

4 nominations, including best picture; won best adapted screenplay.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 14, 2020 05:29 PM (bDqIh)

105
Can you imagine telling a sculptor or a painter about which subject to present in their art.
Posted by: Redenzo at September 14, 2020 05:25 PM (E7vND)



That's crazy!

Posted by: The Catholic Church at September 14, 2020 05:29 PM (PtOP4)

106 The Song Remains the Same

When it played at The Midnight Movies back in the day, we all spent half the movie out in the parking lot smoking dope. Even Zep fans didn't actually like that piece of crap.

Especially during Bonham's solo.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 05:29 PM (jbF6h)

107 The King's Speech is one of my favorite movies, and also won BP.

Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 05:29 PM (v16oJ)

108 Last time I watched the Oscars was when they did the tribute to Polanski and Meryl Streep leading the crowd, clapping like a bunch of seals.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 14, 2020 05:29 PM (dUJdY)

109 93
I was dragged to the theater to see Avatar. Hated it.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 14, 2020 05:26 PM (66BnU)

++++++++++

Why? Was it the derivative story? The poor character development? The boring, two-dimensional villain? The predictable message?


see? 3d fixes that.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 14, 2020 05:29 PM (sGtp+)

110 I'm a sure thing this year!
Posted by: Cross-eyed One legged Black Transgendered Brony Actrx with a Hispanic Surname and a Lisp. at September 14, 2020 05:20 PM (y2HeD)
........

But do you have bug tits?

Posted by: wth at September 14, 2020 05:29 PM (v0R5T)

111 88 OT: I watched The Song Remains the Same last week. It's the Led Zeppelin concert movie, and man did it suck.

I liked Led Zeppelin, and yet I have never been able to make it very far through that movie. I've tried 2 or 3 times. This last time on TCM I tried, and about 20 minutes in was like "Oh yeah now I remember why I gave up on this boring mess."

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 05:29 PM (Kpl3J)

112 Didn't we already cover this topic last week?

Posted by: toddg at September 14, 2020 05:29 PM (PoO61)

113 You WILL BE MADE TO CARE. All things will be woke. Soon Bill Dance will be taking a knee and telling us that Bass fishing is white privilege.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 05:30 PM (dNzKv)

114 Lizzy, no I haven't. Does he have the acting bug?

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 14, 2020 05:26 PM (dUJdY)

What's his thoughts on bug tits?

Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 05:30 PM (gmo/4)

115 Why? Was it the derivative story? The poor character development? The boring, two-dimensional villain? The predictable message?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:27 PM (hYcqw)

++++
Why yes, it was all of those things and more.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 14, 2020 05:30 PM (66BnU)

116 Out.

Hollywood had been dead to me for quite some time.

Last movie I saw in a theater: American Sniper

Movie I saw in a theater before that: Catch Me if You Can

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 05:30 PM (Zz0t1)

117 criteria involving the inclusion of people in underrepresented groups
As near as I can see, those listed groups are in no way underrepresented in at least the last decade.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 14, 2020 05:30 PM (r+sAi)

118 Biggest Box Office take? Irrelevant. That's not how art should be judged. Lot's of customers liking your product and giving you the most money is no way to measure a movie. Harumph! Audiences really just get in the way of the best products.

Posted by: MPAA at September 14, 2020 05:30 PM (HhXSr)

119 I've had a weird craving for Spam so I've had a couple of sandwiches, which I split with the dog. Now I have that out of my system.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 14, 2020 05:30 PM (tXgDF)

120 Anybody got any Level III+ 10x12 shooters cut body armor recommendations?

I have been looking at AR550 level III+ body armor ATC for $275 (https://tinyurl.com/yymxx7td) but I have yet to make a decision.

Also, this made me LOL...

The Truth About Guns
@guntruth
WARNING: This video will bore you to tears after 30 or 40 views.
Quote Tweet
Just Jesie
@itsjustjesie 57m
Today in Sacramento #Patriots #silentmajority #silentmajorityrising

https://tinyurl.com/y4b33ex5 0:15 20.1K views

2:06 PM Sep 14, 2020

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at September 14, 2020 05:31 PM (FBrfY)

121 Here's the thing. I missed this when ace posted on it but I wanted to bring this up:

China is largely in charge of what Hollywood puts out now. And China does not like wokester women-focused minority productions. They'll accept a black lead if he's along with an Asian (Rush Hour) but there's not going to be a huge Hispanic, Black, Transexual, Women lead following in China.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 05:31 PM (KZzsI)

122 BTW, why do we still have Best Actor and Best Actress? Doesn't that exclude the 954 other genders?

Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 05:31 PM (v16oJ)

123 I've had a weird craving for Spam so I've had a couple of sandwiches, which I split with the dog. Now I have that out of my system.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 14, 2020 05:30 PM (tXgDF)
+++++++++++
So you had the Spam yesterday?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:31 PM (hYcqw)

124 I liked Led Zeppelin, and yet I have never been able to make it very far through that movie. I've tried 2 or 3 times. This last time on TCM I tried, and about 20 minutes in was like "Oh yeah now I remember why I gave up on this boring mess."

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 05:29 PM (Kpl3J)



It was slightly better in the theater when it first came out, well, if you were stoned.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 14, 2020 05:31 PM (yQpMk)

125 hopefully joe comes back when hes done watching the cuties on netflix. Also im full on drunk

Posted by: Menack at September 14, 2020 05:31 PM (buTO7)

126 Diamond Cobra vs. The White Fox

Shoulda been a contender.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 05:31 PM (jbF6h)

127 Movies are dead.

Certainly the way we were doing it, with the big studios.

There is a lot of content on Amazon, for example. Most of it is crap. But you can see some jewels in there. A little more resource and talent applied to what are essentially home movies?

Like the music industry.

Disintermediated.

Posted by: blaster at September 14, 2020 05:32 PM (ZfRYq)

128 OT: I watched The Song Remains the Same last week. It's the Led Zeppelin concert movie, and man did it suck.



I liked Led Zeppelin, and yet I have never been able to make it very
far through that movie. I've tried 2 or 3 times. This last time on
TCM I tried, and about 20 minutes in was like "Oh yeah now I remember
why I gave up on this boring mess."

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 05:29 PM (Kpl3J)

I saw it in the theater when it came out. I smuggled in a 12 pack of beer. It still sucked.


Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 05:32 PM (gmo/4)

129 >.Lizzy, no I haven't. Does he have the acting bug?


Yes. First saw him in "22 Jump Street" and it was bugging me the whole time -- why is that guy so familiar?

He has a trippy tv show called "Lodge 49".

https://tinyurl.com/yynmch7m

Posted by: Lizzy at September 14, 2020 05:32 PM (bDqIh)

130 The Academy Awards are essentially the film equivalent of a Tractor Manufacturers' Trade Show except less honest.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 14, 2020 05:32 PM (+y/Ru)

131 I guess I missed the post on bug tits.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 14, 2020 05:32 PM (dUJdY)

132 I don't know, I kind of liked the 10 foot tall half naked blue chicks with tails.

Posted by: wth at September 14, 2020 05:32 PM (v0R5T)

133 But in essence, it's nice to see that they are rigorously following the Chicago Statement on Free Expression (you know, the one they fucking wrote in response to speech suppression and cancel culture?) and that they take it so seriously.

Yeah, the U of C literally sent a video to every accepted student saying that if they wanted to engage in cancel culture at university, to not bother attending the U of C.

I can't believe the President or the Trustees haven't intervened here.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at September 14, 2020 05:32 PM (I2/tG)

134 Anybody got any Level III+ 10x12 shooters cut body armor recommendations?


You just missed AR500's bogo plate sale. I got two curved and two flat 10x12 plates for $130.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 14, 2020 05:32 PM (yQpMk)

135 I can probably get seven awards this year: the LatinX Excellante Performancio Grande, the Dildosscar, the Limpy, the Black Oscar, the Broscar, the racsO, and with luck I can beat Jazz Achmed Fatima D'reesha Lopez for the Oscar.

Therx work in "Steamy Cleveland" was first rate but I believe my performanx in "Rent II: Solar Powered Bugaloo was more compellinx.

Posted by: Cross-eyed One legged Black Transgendered Brony Actrx with a Hispanic Surname and a Lisp. at September 14, 2020 05:32 PM (MdV2i)

136 Its possible that Hollywood will turn Best Movie into their "wokest production" category from now on, and ignore this crap in the rest of their film making but I have a sneaking suspicion they are going to stare everyone in the face and slash their own throats to spite us.

Going to movie theaters is already reduced to pretty much just die hard "I love to watch movies no matter what they are" types.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 05:32 PM (KZzsI)

137 China is largely in charge of what Hollywood puts out now. And China does not like wokester women-focused minority productions. They'll accept a black lead if he's along with an Asian (Rush Hour) but there's not going to be a huge Hispanic, Black, Transexual, Women lead following in China.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 05:31 PM (KZzsI)
+++++++++++
Sort of. China doesn't exactly dictate terms, but Hollywood makes so much money in that market that if it's a significant investment, they'll comply with Chinese wishes. It is one of the reasons that word choice and language has been dumbed down so much in big movies. When a major part of revenue comes from translation and then the natives have to read the dialogue as subtitles, simplicity is a *good* thing. It doesn't make for great banter or layered dialogue, though...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:32 PM (hYcqw)

138 Another Schiff hoax bites the dust.

@CBS_Herridge

BREAKING #Whistleblower
@CBSNews
has obtained DHS response to Chairman Schiff
@HouseIntel
includes Whistleblower complaint from former Acting Under Secretary for Intelligence & Analysis Brian Murphy. WHY IT MATTERS: DHS tells house committee emails between Murphy + his colleagues

are in "direct contradition to Mr Murphy's claims" KEY SECTION: Pg 2 "In this production, you will find an email from Mr. Murphy to other Department employees on July 25, 2020, stating: "The acting secretary has never given me any direction on what to do Regarding [sic] threats

Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 05:32 PM (ZLI7S)

139 130
The Academy Awards are essentially the film equivalent of a Tractor Manufacturers' Trade Show except less honest.


Plus you've seen the breasts of all of the participants.

Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 05:33 PM (v16oJ)

140 So, no movies about Russians anymore. No POC in Russia.

Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 05:33 PM (gmo/4)

141 They should make a bunch of movies based on the troubles of multimillionaire twenty five year old NFL players who suffer daily merely because they are black.

Posted by: That guy who is slowly disappearing at September 14, 2020 05:33 PM (cEKOe)

142 They've BEEN irrelevant for quite some time.

While I'll see a movie and say to myself "that's Oscar worthy", like Darkest Hour, I will never think to myself, "I need to see (insert title here) because it's an Oscar contender!"

But the REAL death knell is when they give up the ghost and stop putting the show on TV. Rather, they stream it for the tens of people who still care, or maybe stop boradcasting it altogether.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 05:33 PM (SSJSf)

143 Bug tits? Get back to me when you got REAL game.

Posted by: Luke at September 14, 2020 05:33 PM (2ygtH)

144 The Truth About Guns
@guntruth
WARNING: This video will bore you to tears after 30 or 40 views.


LOLOL

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at September 14, 2020 05:33 PM (Bk0np)

145 Coming Attractions: Historic period piece representing the American Civil War... now with more Japanese and Gender-confused Aleutian Indians!

Posted by: Hollyweird at September 14, 2020 05:33 PM (HhXSr)

146 "Grampa, is it true movies didn't used to all have dance numbers?"

"Well, yes and no, the ones made in old Hollywood usually didn't. But the stuff out of India pioneered the format we see these days, completely crowded everything else out after the Troubles ended in '31..."

Posted by: Brother Tim sez: There is always More Stupid at September 14, 2020 05:34 PM (OUMaO)

147 I watched The Song Remains the Same last week. It's the Led Zeppelin concert movie, and man did it suck.

I bet they did some good gigs, but every recording of Led Zeppelin live is godawful.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 05:34 PM (KZzsI)

148 Let's see Dune has a black female character, a bunch of Araby characters, giant worms and it was directed by a froggie guy.
Does that make it diverse.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 14, 2020 05:34 PM (tXgDF)

149 Want to win an award super easy. Grab a camera and have all 52 genders, as many different races, with different accents say "Orange Man Bad"

Just start writing you acceptance speech.

Posted by: Picric at September 14, 2020 05:35 PM (nonGu)

150
You want bad... How about The Shape Of Water...? I actually laughed through most of it
Posted by: It's me donna at September 14, 2020 05:26 PM (Zmnko)





I REALLY want to call that one "50 Shades of the Black Lagoon" but there isn't enough BDSM on screen for that to work.

On the other hand, you have to be a bit into masochism to sit through the whole thing, so it's kind of a wash.

Maybe something like "Abe Sapien Does Dallas"

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 14, 2020 05:35 PM (EGyGV)

151 22 I thought Bohemian Rhapsody was very good. Parasite was not.

I agree.. Bohemian Rhapsody was excellent
Posted by: Joey the paste eater at September 14, 2020 05:16 PM (Zmnko)

Bohemian Rhapsody was great!

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 05:35 PM (SSJSf)

152 JackStraw, I brought that up several threads ago and no one wanted to talk about it. I thought it was pretty significant. Then I remembered that the S.C. thought it was okay for California to shut down Churches but allow other groups to congregate(that sounds mildly dirty) wo who knows if this will carry over.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 14, 2020 05:35 PM (sd8p8)

153 China is largely in charge of what Hollywood puts out now. And China does not like wokester women-focused minority productions. They'll accept a black lead if he's along with an Asian (Rush Hour) but there's not going to be a huge Hispanic, Black, Transexual, Women lead following in China.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


We're headed back to the studio days, just that CHY-NA will be the only studio.

They will bankroll the mega-million dollar blockbusters with international appeal for returns and probably allow the Wokeywood set to make small indie films to satisfy their self-destructive idiocy.

Serves two purposes: keeps the Woke idiots at bay and further demoralizes the West.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 14, 2020 05:35 PM (D2I2k)

154 Oops, $190.11 with tax and shipping.

But still, it was a deal.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 14, 2020 05:35 PM (yQpMk)

155 120 Anybody got any Level III+ 10x12 shooters cut body armor recommendations?


Tactical Scorpion Gear. You may have to wait a bit but what are you going to do. Purchased ours through eBay

Posted by: blaster at September 14, 2020 05:35 PM (ZfRYq)

156 While crawling through tabs to close them, I found this one still up from when I posted earlier. For anyone who missed it, here's Karen Gillan from her legendary "blue wall" photoshoot.
https://tinyurl.com/yyhh57v2

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:35 PM (hYcqw)

157 OT 1

It's at least intriguing and possibly a big deal that the Trumpentwatters retweeted something this morning by one of the independent observer/analysts who have been almost the only source of good info and analysis during the entire C19 episode.

A fairly limited, simple point being made in the tweet about their being no "2nd wave", but rather the entirely predictable and historically observed occurrence of *different* waves (of different shape) which typically occur at different latitudes ("seasonality").

It isn't possible that any of the facts, science, and sense found easily on Twitter could have formed the part of *any* discussions of the task force since March, based on policy and rhetoric. So this is an extraordinary little tidbit today, if one has followed the real story of C19 it is sort of a mini-bombshell, at least in kremlinology terms (i.e., what the F is going on inside the WH).

Posted by: rhomboid at September 14, 2020 05:35 PM (OTzUX)

158 And the Oscar for _____ goes to ... Jordan Peele!
And the Oscar for _____ goes to ... Jordan Peele!
And the Oscar for _____ goes to ... Jordan Peele!
And the Oscar for _____ goes to ... Jordan Peele!
And the Oscar for _____ goes to ... Jordan Peele!
And the Oscar for _____ goes to ... Jordan Peele!

Posted by: Hands at September 14, 2020 05:35 PM (786Ro)

159 criteria involving the inclusion of people in underrepresented groups

I can only guess this will mean more movies about straight conservative Christian whites.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 05:36 PM (KZzsI)

160 So to be eligible for an academy award, you don't need to make a good movie, that is well loved. You need to make sure you hire a black lesbian cinematographer? And make THAT part of you campaign to get an award?

And, by the by, isn't Hollywood awful diverse anyway?

Also, follow up - are they saying that Hollywood was sexist and racist before they made this rule? And that, absent this rule, Hollywood would be sexist and racist?

Does anyone notice that this actually makes zero sense?

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at September 14, 2020 05:36 PM (nkp5d)

161 I guess I missed the post on bug tits. <<<<

It was just a few comments to a typo.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 14, 2020 05:36 PM (r+sAi)

162 >>> I'm trying to remember the last year that the "Best Picture" award actually went to a film that deserved the label. Maybe back in the 80's a couple of times.

They are ALWAYS either trying to make up for directors/actors/themes that deserved to win in previous years and didn't, which creates a perpetual cycle of not winning the award for the work you deserved to have won for. It's just finally "your time." Or they are trying too hard to be relevant and woke to choose the actual good films that will stand the test of time.

Posted by: LizLem at September 14, 2020 05:36 PM (Rbfr/)

163 The last Russian movie I've seen was filmed by a dash cam

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 14, 2020 05:36 PM (tXgDF)

164 Even ten years ago, the Oscars was the place to be. Now no one watches, and no one cares. Besides, it's not like films are being shown in theaters anymore as it is.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2020 05:36 PM (AFSld)

165 I can only guess this will mean more movies about straight conservative Christian whites.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 05:36 PM (KZzsI)
+++++++++++++
Prepare to be surprised.

Posted by: Hollywood at September 14, 2020 05:36 PM (hYcqw)

166 The funniest part to me about Bohemian Rhapsody was when Freddy invites his bandmates to a big wild party at his house, and they all say "Oh No Freddy we can't go to your house and snort drugs and bang groupies with you, we all have to be home early to be with our Wives and Kids!"

Fact: The Three surviving Band members were all given Final Approval over the script. Pretty obvious that they dictated those lines. Freakin' liars!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 05:36 PM (Kpl3J)

167 Joe Mannix (Not a cop!): "It is one of the reasons that word choice and language has been dumbed down so much in big movies. When a major part of revenue comes from translation and then the natives have to read the dialogue as subtitles, simplicity is a *good* thing. It doesn't make for great banter or layered dialogue, though..."

Aha! That explains anything starring Keanu Reeves.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at September 14, 2020 05:36 PM (HhXSr)

168 For anyone who missed it, here's Karen Gillan from her legendary "blue wall" photoshoot.
Why is it legendary? Did she get nekkid?

Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 05:36 PM (v16oJ)

169 I've had a weird craving for Spam

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 14, 2020 05:30 PM (tXgDF

Preggers?

Posted by: LOL at September 14, 2020 05:37 PM (NSFCQ)

170 Remember when you could count on, "Best Picture" being a pretty good movie? Oh the good ole' days.

Posted by: mikethemoose at September 14, 2020 05:37 PM (Y6UV7)

171 123
I've had a weird craving for Spam so I've had a couple of sandwiches,
which I split with the dog. Now I have that out of my system.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 14, 2020 05:30 PM (tXgDF)

++++
I think it is because it is brought up here so many times, for whatever reason. Things to have on hand during the burning times? I bought a can a few years back thinking I must have had a bad memory of its taste. No, as it turned out. It was as awful as I remembered.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 14, 2020 05:37 PM (66BnU)

172 There are a lot of things you used to think were critical that now you realize you dont need .

Posted by: Simplemind at September 14, 2020 05:37 PM (55KTr)

173 >>>I'm trying to remember the last year that the "Best Picture" award actually went to a film that deserved the label. Maybe back in the 80's a couple of times.


I'd say Unforgiven, if that won the award. Thought it did.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2020 05:37 PM (AFSld)

174 @121: "Here's the thing. I missed this when ace posted on it but I wanted to bring this up:"

I kinda wonder if the diversity initiative is the younger "artistic integrity" crowd trying to wrestle back some control of Hollywood from the studio money men, knowing no one can really say no To "inclusivity" in this political climate.

It's not like Chinese cinema prejudices are a sudden discovery compared to twenty years ago.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2020 05:37 PM (+WWsf)

175 The Midnight Movies

Neil Young's RUST NEVER SLEEPS was a better weird concert movie because it was shorter than The Song Remains the Same and had no drum solos. Plus, it had Ewoks.

Alice Cooper's WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE was fun.

ELP's ROCK AND ROLL YOUR EYES was way cool and only the length of an album, which was a plus.

WOODSTOCK was for old hippies and we mostly spent that one on the parking lot. Yeah, yeah Hendrix. Whatever. Overrated bore.

Same with MONTERREY POP but Janis Joplin's part was cool.

YESSONGS - see ELP. Short, rocked hard, big YES fanatic so I loved that one.

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW - unless you wanted to be covered in food within seconds and possibly get in a fight, we skipped it. Good soundtrack but the crazy-asses where I lived didn't do it right and every time it just turned into a food fight, usually followed by a brawl and arrests. Eventually they stopped showing it, at the request of the police.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 05:37 PM (jbF6h)

176 >>>It was slightly better in the theater when it first came out, well, if you were stoned.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 14, 2020 05:31 PM (yQpMk)

======

A buddy from HS told me that you had to be stoned to enjoy Pink Floyd's The Wall. I easily decided to take his word for it and avoid having to do either.

Posted by: Chin music at September 14, 2020 05:37 PM (69XrE)

177 Why is it legendary? Did she get nekkid?
Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 05:36 PM (v16oJ)
+++++++++++
Ha! No. But every single picture was sensational and she was turbo-powered ultra hot in it. I dunno what went right, but I suspect it was "everything."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:37 PM (hYcqw)

178 156 While crawling through tabs to close them, I found this one still up from when I posted earlier. For anyone who missed it, here's Karen Gillan from her legendary "blue wall" photoshoot.
https://tinyurl.com/yyhh57v2
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:35 PM (hYcqw)


Yes please

Posted by: blaster at September 14, 2020 05:38 PM (ZfRYq)

179 I liked Bohemian Rhapsody. The Elton John movie felt like a parody. Maybe his whole life was a parody.....

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 14, 2020 05:38 PM (sd8p8)

180 The last Russian movie I've seen was filmed by a dash cam
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 14, 2020 05:36 PM (tXgDF)

CYKA BLYAT!

Posted by: Vanya at September 14, 2020 05:38 PM (BAsqb)

181 Braveheart and Gladiator both won Best Picture and I thought they were deserving--especially Braveheart.


These new rules just codify what's been going on the past few years anyway. Make a movie about black maids or black mathematicians or being a slave for 12 years or whatever and you're in like flynn....

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 05:38 PM (HrMC1)

182 I'm trying to remember the last year that the "Best Picture" award actually went to a film that deserved the label. Maybe back in the 80's a couple of times.

Its always been really hit and miss. Most years you can go back and look at the best picture winner compared to what else came out that year and see they got it very wrong. But sometimes they do get it right. The King's Speech really was the best film that came out in 2010.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 05:38 PM (KZzsI)

183 >>JackStraw, I brought that up several threads ago and no one wanted to talk about it. I thought it was pretty significant. Then I remembered that the S.C. thought it was okay for California to shut down Churches but allow other groups to congregate(that sounds mildly dirty) wo who knows if this will carry over.

It will. It might take some time, it always does with the courts, but a constitutional ruling is a national thing.

A violation of the 1st and 14th Amendments matters as much in Clownafornia as it does in PA.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 05:38 PM (ZLI7S)

184 A violation of the 1st and 14th Amendments matters as much in Clownafornia as it does in PA.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 05:38 PM (ZLI7S)
++++++++++++
You sure about that, buddy?

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi, Gavin Newsom, et. al. at September 14, 2020 05:39 PM (hYcqw)

185 I'd say Unforgiven, if that won the award. Thought it did.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2020 05:37 PM (AFSld)

It should have.

"You just shot an unarmed man!"

"Well, he should have armed himself, if he's going to decorate his saloon with my friend."

Posted by: Vanya at September 14, 2020 05:39 PM (BAsqb)

186
We understand Black Studies to be a capacious intellectual project that spans a variety of methodological approaches, fields, geographical areas, languages, and time periods.


Go lay this deuce on Pelosi's driveway while you're at it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 14, 2020 05:39 PM (pNxlR)

187 Every institution and aspect of life now have steadily become a wokeness center ...

-
From the Bee:

Sports
Audience Boos As Football Game Breaks Out At Political Rally
September 14th, 2020

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 14, 2020 05:39 PM (+y/Ru)

188 Speaking of movies, I just realized we were paying for the HO channel through Amazon.

Ka-ching....$15.00 a month suddenly save.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 14, 2020 05:39 PM (3D/fK)

189 I'll go to a theatre to watch a movie for $100 cash and not a penny less.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at September 14, 2020 05:39 PM (sWM8x)

190 The next movie I will go out to see is The Pasion of the Christ: Resurrection. And then I imagine it will be another long wait.

Posted by: tubal at September 14, 2020 05:39 PM (bCLt0)

191 People who have liked film should just consider ordering (and I supposed you can stream it too) "The Criterion Collection"-Great classic English films, no wokeness.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 14, 2020 05:40 PM (WkPC9)

192 Gutfeld is whooping on Trump even more than usual . It's epic.

Posted by: Michael the Texan ✪ at September 14, 2020 05:40 PM (9IdCK)

193 I also like The Crazy Russian Hacker. He amuses me.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 14, 2020 05:40 PM (tXgDF)

194 Pro tip: Hash is better than SPAM for long-term survival preps.

Bigger cans, just as densely packed as SPAM, has both meat and potatoes and tastes better to most people. I'll be nice and not say "most sane people."

Roast Beef, Sausage or Corned Beef...hash is a winner in the preps pantry.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 05:40 PM (jbF6h)

195 Christopher R Taylor: "I bet they did some good gigs, but every recording of Led Zeppelin live is godawful."

That is all explained by everyone being high.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at September 14, 2020 05:40 PM (HhXSr)

196 It was as awful as I remembered.

Did you fry it up? Fried SPAM is outstanding.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 14, 2020 05:40 PM (H5knJ)

197 >>>"Well, he should have armed himself, if he's going to decorate his saloon with my friend."


Pretty close to a perfect film.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2020 05:40 PM (AFSld)

198 Until the Oscars celebrates best thespian in all 127, sorry 132, sorry 153 gender categories, I will NEVER again watch the Oscars. (And I expect I will figure out a reason not to watch when they do celebrate all 153...damnit 155 gender categories.)

Posted by: JB1000 at September 14, 2020 05:40 PM (dh0t1)

199 OT 2

I don't know how they got my name and number, and I'm loathe even to respond via burner anonymous email, but the f***ing texts from WinRed and other GOP outfits continue.

Only considering responding because I want to incorporate some of the taunts that Jesse Kelly has been stealing from me lately (OK, obvious points that both of us thought of). Namely, "I'll contribute when you show me you've replaced Columbus Day with Juneteenth, wiped all Confederate names of military bases, and passed national police 'reform'."

Let us not forget the GOP response to the opening Molotov cocktail/assault on the helpless of the current racist-totalitarian street festival. If a serious effort to void the coming election actually occurs, you're all on your own.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 14, 2020 05:40 PM (OTzUX)

200 Gutfeld is whooping on Trump even more than usual . It's epic.
Posted by: Michael the Texan at September 14, 2020 05:40 PM (9IdCK)
+++++++++++
Did Trump do something wrong?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:40 PM (hYcqw)

201 >>> 162 >>> I'm trying to remember the last year that the "Best Picture" award actually went to a film that deserved the label. Maybe back in the 80's a couple of times.


I will always say the Academy Awards as they had been ended with Best Picture awarded to "Crash"

The year prior was Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby" which was a good movie.

So you can put it in your diary. 2006 the year the academy awards ended.

Posted by: mikethemoose at September 14, 2020 05:40 PM (Y6UV7)

202 ''I've had a weird craving for Spam so I've had a couple of sandwiches, which I split with the dog. Now I have that out of my system.''

I did too at the beginning of the shut down. Couldn't find a can in the grocery sores so I ordered from Amazon which took several weeks to deliver. I guess all the other shut-ins had the same yen. Anyway, now I've got a case less 2 cans of Spam sitting in my cupboard just waiting for the next shut down. Maybe I'll get that yen again.

Posted by: Tuna at September 14, 2020 05:41 PM (gLRfa)

203 166
The funniest part to me about Bohemian Rhapsody was when Freddy invites
his bandmates to a big wild party at his house, and they all say "Oh No
Freddy we can't go to your house and snort drugs and bang groupies with
you, we all have to be home early to be with our Wives and Kids!"



Fact: The Three surviving Band members were all given Final
Approval over the script. Pretty obvious that they dictated those
lines. Freakin' liars!!!


I dunno. I've seen a concert video where John Deacon is wearing a sweater vest.

Posted by: pep at September 14, 2020 05:41 PM (v16oJ)

204 For anyone who missed it, here's Karen Gillan from her legendary "blue wall" photoshoot.
Why is it legendary? Did she get nekkid?


Posted by: pep



If I was on a date with Karen Gillan, I'd just have her read a book to me...and listen to that Scottish brogue.
Yowza!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at September 14, 2020 05:41 PM (axyOa)

205 Well, whatdaya know?!

"Cuties" fulfills all the requirements!

I guess it's Best Picture bound!

Posted by: RKae at September 14, 2020 05:41 PM (fx6vr)

206 I see the Oscars as an interesting list of movies over the years.

90 or so movies that are, on average, worth going through.

Still, a list of supposedly great films that doesn't include Citizen Kane but does include The Greatest Show on Earth is problematic at best.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 05:42 PM (UWqZJ)

207 So you can put it in your diary. 2006 the year the academy awards ended.
Posted by: mikethemoose at September 14, 2020 05:40 PM (Y6UV7)
+++++++++
Also, the year that the Dems swept the Congress and took over.
Also, the year that Time Magazine made "you" the Person of the Year in celebration of the Dems sweeping congress and taking over.

There is no such thing as coincidence.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:42 PM (hYcqw)

208 I hope a whole generation of gen z filmmakers rebels against wokeness and awards, and makes good, non-PC, groundbreaking films on their phones just for the love of it, and shakes up the industry.

The Oscars was once just a small dinner ceremony for the Hollywood people. It can go back to being that, for all I care.

Rush pointed this out the other day in a good monologue about marketing... athletics, the media, and also Hollywood are the only products that openly get to degrade and belittle their consumer. In everything else the customer is always right, the customer is king. Those institutions have forgotten that.

Posted by: LizLem at September 14, 2020 05:42 PM (Rbfr/)

209 Mel Gibson could never win an award today no matter how great a movei he made.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 14, 2020 05:42 PM (sd8p8)

210 Jimmy Page was a sloppy-ass live player. Being a former studio guy, where precision is required, one has to figure it was the heroin.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 05:42 PM (jbF6h)

211 Pretty close to a perfect film.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp


Not enough lasers.

Posted by: Luke at September 14, 2020 05:42 PM (2ygtH)

212 Diplomad 2.0 recommends Greyhound withTom Hanks.

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2020 05:42 PM (OjZpE)

213 Ha! No. But every single picture was sensational and she was turbo-powered ultra hot in it. I dunno what went right, but I suspect it was "everything."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:37 PM (hYcqw)

I hadn't seen those before, and you're right. Somehow everything went "right" in it. Give credit to the photographer; I would never have considered a blue background, but it sets off her red hair spectacularly.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 05:42 PM (Kpl3J)

214 196
It was as awful as I remembered.



Did you fry it up? Fried SPAM is outstanding.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 14, 2020 05:40 PM (H5knJ)

+++++
I did fry it. Didn't like it at all.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 14, 2020 05:42 PM (66BnU)

215 I think I'd rather starve than eat spam. Now, long pig on the other hand...

Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 05:43 PM (gmo/4)

216 watched The Song Remains the Same last week. It's the Led Zeppelin concert movie, and man did it suck.

I bet they did some good gigs, but every recording of Led Zeppelin live is godawful.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 05:34 PM (KZzsI)

Jimmy Page really was a wizard in the studio and layered guitar upon guitar and edited solos, so their albums are great.

Ironically the best Zeppelin film is their Celebration Day reunion show from 2007 with Jason Bonham sitting in for his old man.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 05:43 PM (HrMC1)

217 The academy awards have always been incredibly pretentious, ego-driven self-insisting boredom. Only rarely were they kind of interesting (when a streaker ran across the stage, when Marlon Brando sent out a native activist to make a speech, etc).

The more obnoxious, disgusting, and incompetent Hollywood gets, the less people want to celebrate their work. Every major industry has an award thing like this, but only Hollywood and TV gets this kind of attention. Even the Grammies don't really get very much notice. And are the Tonys even broadcast?

But with Weinstein and wokeness and pedos, its impossible to even want to see this crap except in kind of a train wreck way. Peak Oscars was when mean-spirited lesbian Ellen DeGeneres took that "selfie" pic with a carefully selected group as if they are just friends but clearly were only celebrating themselves.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 05:43 PM (KZzsI)

218 Today in Sacramento #Patriots #silentmajority #silentmajorityrising

https://tinyurl.com/y4b33ex5 0:15 20.1K views

2:06 PM Sep 14, 2020
Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at September 14, 2020 05:31 PM (FBrfY)


Then they scream OH MY GOD!!!!! and hit the other cop car like it's the COPS fault they're stupid and illegally blocking traffic.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 05:43 PM (Zz0t1)

219 I hadn't seen those before, and you're right. Somehow everything went "right" in it. Give credit to the photographer; I would never have considered a blue background, but it sets off her red hair spectacularly.
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 05:42 PM (Kpl3J)
++++++++
Yeah, the photographer knew what he (or she) was doing. Awards are in order. I hope they were given.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:43 PM (hYcqw)

220 "Dark Knight" wasn't nominated?

Maybe that's because they don't have a category for Best Screenplay That's Taken From Source Material That It Utterly Ignores In Favor Of Total Bullshit.

Posted by: RKae at September 14, 2020 05:43 PM (fx6vr)

221 I think it is because it is brought up here so many times, for whatever reason. Things to have on hand during the burning times? I bought a can a few years back thinking I must have had a bad memory of its taste. No, as it turned out. It was as awful as I remembered.
---
I was once telling my Soviet ex-pats of the awful Sunday night dinner in my youth of Spam and beans in a caserole dish.

They humbled me when they said it was good day when they could get a can of Spam.

Posted by: BluesFish at September 14, 2020 05:44 PM (WQZ1O)

222 The entertainment class sure has grown a very elevated sense of self-importance, haven't they?

For decades they carried on with the confident "what are you gonna do... quit watching sports, stop going to movies, cancel your newspaper, turn off the radio, and cancel cable TV? You dumb lazy Americans couldn't live without us!" attitude.

And now look! In my case, check, check, check, and check.

As Ace pointed out - habits are changing.

Posted by: weew at September 14, 2020 05:44 PM (+m+uH)

223 123
I've had a weird craving for Spam so I've had a couple of sandwiches,
which I split with the dog. Now I have that out of my system.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 14, 2020 05:30 PM (tXgDF)
.......

Better take your dog for a nice, long walk. Maybe let him sniff around the neighbor's lawn for a bit.

Posted by: wth at September 14, 2020 05:44 PM (v0R5T)

224 A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled Monday the state Democratic governor's lockdown orders are unconstitutional, violating both the First and 14th Amendments.

Great.

Now do masks. Start with my face is private property.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at September 14, 2020 05:44 PM (Bk0np)

225 I did fry it. Didn't like it at all.

Perhaps, you died in the early 2000s and lost all sense of taste as a result. Has a a friend confirmed you are not undead?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 14, 2020 05:45 PM (H5knJ)

226 >>>"Dark Knight" wasn't nominated?


Ledger deserved that Oscar, though.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2020 05:45 PM (AFSld)

227 immy Page was a sloppy-ass live player. Being a former studio guy, where precision is required, one has to figure it was the heroin.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 05:42 PM (jbF6h)

Must have been.

He was THE go-to session guitarist in mid-60's London and played on everything fro The Who's "I Can't Explain" to Petula Clark's "Downtown" to "Goldfinger."

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 05:45 PM (HrMC1)

228 Dark Knight" wasn't nominated?

Maybe that's because they don't have a category for Best Screenplay That's Taken From Source Material That It Utterly Ignores In Favor Of Total Bullshit.

Posted by: RKae at September 14, 2020 05:43 PM (fx6vr)

Pssst. Hey. Lean over here.

*stage whisper*

The only good parts of that movie are the bits with Heath Ledger.

Posted by: Vanya at September 14, 2020 05:45 PM (BAsqb)

229 Why does the left do this?? Doesn't make any sense, business or profitability-wise.


It's groupthink. If they can force this on us, it will make their opinion the ONLY opinion. Thus... they win the battle of ideas and culture.

Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World at September 14, 2020 05:45 PM (ZCiJZ)

230 Jimmy Page really was a wizard in the studio and layered guitar upon guitar and edited solos, so their albums are great.

Supposedly they'd get so drunk they couldn't even remember the songs and would just fart around on stage. Awful live shows

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 05:45 PM (KZzsI)

231 People who have liked film should just consider ordering (and I supposed you can stream it too) "The Criterion Collection"-Great classic English films, no wokeness.


Great foreign films, too.

You can get a good film education by rolling around in the Criterion Collection's website. Films you've sort of heard of but don't know why are there, and their entries includes a description and sometimes a clip.

Criterion curates movies it thinks are worthwhile. They restore them to whatever the current standard is and the physical copies come with a book and bonus features.

Criterion is really a cineaste's dream.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 14, 2020 05:45 PM (q2K0j)

232 Last film I saw was Black Panther... Was I supposed to laugh at it?

Posted by: It's me donna at September 14, 2020 05:45 PM (Zmnko)

233 I also considered buying canned corned beef, which I remember from my childhood. I have no memories of the flavor.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 14, 2020 05:45 PM (tXgDF)

234 ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW - unless you wanted to be covered in food within seconds and possibly get in a fight, we skipped it. Good soundtrack but the crazy-asses where I lived didn't do it right and every time it just turned into a food fight, usually followed by a brawl and arrests. Eventually they stopped showing it, at the request of the police.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 14, 2020 05:37 PM (jbF6h)

That movie sucked and the people who go to see it dressed up, acting out the scenes and crap need to get a bloody life.

I knew a chick whose whole life orbited this stupid thing. Hot but dumber than a bag of hammers.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 05:46 PM (SSJSf)

235 Spam does surprising well in a waffle iron if that's your only kitchen tool in dire circumstances. So does tofu.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2020 05:46 PM (+WWsf)

236 bear with asymmetrical balls: "Fried SPAM is outstanding."

I don't think I could go as far as that, but, yes, fried SPAM is good. I think simply changing the consistency makes it better right off the bat.

Hollywood could do worse than making Fried Not Green SPAM.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at September 14, 2020 05:46 PM (HhXSr)

237 Yeah, yeah Hendrix.

-
I see Reelz channel is doing a special on the murder of Jimi Hendrix. OK, maybe it's not all that Reelz.

https://www.reelz.com/jimi-hendrix-a-perfect-murder/

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 14, 2020 05:46 PM (+y/Ru)

238 And just like that...besides cancelling HOBO, there went Netflix as well.

In the reason for cancelling, there is a choicer 'other', and room to write in your reason for leaving. 'Cuties' fit on that line perfectly.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 14, 2020 05:46 PM (3D/fK)

239 Ivaka Trump, on the TV show, Loose Women, upset the panel and audience by stating that all migrants into the US should be legal.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yypbtr29

Posted by: Braenyard at September 14, 2020 05:46 PM (9v1sv)

240
After we win, we have to have a purge of all the things the SJWs have ruined. Fire everyone. Make them beg for their jobs back. Loyalty oaths. Blacklist the rest. No pity.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 14, 2020 05:46 PM (mht8P)

241 Spam: always have it on hand.
Best preparation for Spam: lightly fried.
Best accompanying dish for Spam: scrambled eggs.
Best condiment for Spam and eggs: Cholula hot sauce.

Apologies for the interruption. Please resume regular programming.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:46 PM (hYcqw)

242 231 People who have liked film should just consider ordering (and I supposed you can stream it too) "The Criterion Collection"-Great classic English films, no wokeness.


Great foreign films, too.

You can get a good film education by rolling around in the Criterion Collection's website. Films you've sort of heard of but don't know why are there, and their entries includes a description and sometimes a clip.

Criterion curates movies it thinks are worthwhile. They restore them to whatever the current standard is and the physical copies come with a book and bonus features.

Criterion is really a cineaste's dream.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 14, 2020 05:45 PM (q2K0j)

=========

I buy about one Criterion a month.

Kino is another good label that does classic films. Olive Films has a nice little selection.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 14, 2020 05:46 PM (UWqZJ)

243 Diplomad 2.0 recommends Greyhound withTom Hanks.

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2020 05:42 PM (OjZpE)


I really have my doubts about the GCI people who do military movies. I don't think they've seen any military action/training live or spoken with those that have. Midway was a prime example awful, simply awful CGI.

Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 05:46 PM (gmo/4)

244 >>>That movie sucked and the people who go to see it dressed up, acting out the scenes and crap need to get a bloody life.


Tim Curry was the only good part of that film.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2020 05:47 PM (AFSld)

245 Last film I saw was Black Panther... Was I supposed to laugh at it?
Posted by: It's me donna at September 14, 2020 05:45 PM (Zmnko)

Massively overrated, and the usual idiot brigade going on about "First Black Superhero Lead", conveniently forgetting Spawn and the Blade series.

Posted by: Vanya at September 14, 2020 05:47 PM (BAsqb)

246 I have tried to watch Rocky Horror and its... terrible. I mena, its probably fun with the whole crowd acting out parts and doing stuff but, its a really bad movie, and not even a fun, good bad movie.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 05:47 PM (KZzsI)

247
A buddy from HS told me that you had to be stoned to enjoy Pink Floyd's The Wall. I easily decided to take his word for it and avoid having to do either.
Posted by: Chin music at September 14, 2020 05:37 PM (69XrE)







I never saw The Wall in the theater, but when it came out on VHS, I got totally baked with some friends and we watched it twice in one night.

That experience cured me of any love for Waters-era Floyd.

Funny thing though, a few years later we had weekend "screenings" of the Waters-less Delicate Sound of Thunder concert vid and Apocalypse Now in the barracks with a bunch of drunken soldiers camped out in the dayroom. A decidedly more pleasant experience.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 14, 2020 05:47 PM (EGyGV)

248 Mel Gibson could never win an award today no matter how great a movei he made.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 14, 2020 05:42 PM (sd8p

But pedophiles and other assorted freaks, no problemo

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 05:47 PM (HrMC1)

249 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTrdMjfXDDg

Appropriate, no?

Oh, and no, you do not get stoned to appreciate Floyd, Pink. The music does that for you. If anyone tells you how you can only appreciate Floyd, Pink when you are stoned, be aware that they are complete losers.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 05:47 PM (SSJSf)

250 Who has paid attention to the Oscars since "Brokeback Mountain" and "Good Night and Good Luck" were nominated for Best Picture (i.e. best virtue signalling) in a year that included:

Pride and Prejudice
Batman Begins
Joyeux Noel (was nominated for Best Foreign Film...but way better than any of the Best Picture nominees)
A History of Violence
Cinderella Man
.
.
.

Frankly, "Hoodwinked" deserved a nomination more than "GN and GL".

All of this a year after "The Passion of the Christ" was not nominated for Best Picture (when it should have been nominated and won easily).

Posted by: WisdomLover at September 14, 2020 05:47 PM (sj0JD)

251 She also shared some opinions on their dress, other un-American habits and rape.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 14, 2020 05:47 PM (9v1sv)

252 Rush pointed this out the other day in a good
monologue about marketing... athletics, the media, and also Hollywood
are the only products that openly get to degrade and belittle their
consumer. In everything else the customer is always right, the customer
is king. Those institutions have forgotten that.

Posted by: LizLem at September 14, 2020 05:42 PM (Rbfr/)

++++
How else are they going to get the word out to us bumpkins and rubes?

Posted by: washrivergal at September 14, 2020 05:48 PM (66BnU)

253 >>Great.

>>Now do masks. Start with my face is private property.

Why don't you start a lawsuit.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 05:48 PM (ZLI7S)

254 >>>Massively overrated, and the usual idiot brigade going on about "First Black Superhero Lead", conveniently forgetting Spawn and the Blade series.


And the original Blade film was better than BP.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2020 05:48 PM (AFSld)

255
Now do masks. Start with my face is private property.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at September 14, 2020 05:44 PM (Bk0np)

-----------

*nasal lecturing tone*

Going outside is a privilege, not a right.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 14, 2020 05:48 PM (mht8P)

256 >>> Diplomad 2.0 recommends Greyhound withTom Hanks.
Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2020 05:42 PM (OjZpE)

=====

FWIW, I've watched it twice in the last month. I rarely do that. Granted, there are not a lot of other choices out there, but I enjoyed it just as much the second time. As always, YMMV

Posted by: Chin music at September 14, 2020 05:48 PM (69XrE)

257 The entertainment class sure has grown a very elevated sense of self-importance, haven't they?

----

Funnily enough, Britain's royalty has slowly transformed into mere celebrities while our celebrities have slowly transformed into royalty.

Posted by: RKae at September 14, 2020 05:48 PM (fx6vr)

258 >>> >>>I'm trying to remember the last year that the "Best Picture" award actually went to a film that deserved the label. Maybe back in the 80's a couple of times.

Lord of the Rings maybe? I think Hollywood wanted to snub it, but with all the brilliance that went into pulling off those three films, realized they dare not.

It also was a good ratings year for the Academy I think. Imagine that, awarding a film the general public actually loves... novel!

Posted by: LizLem at September 14, 2020 05:48 PM (Rbfr/)

259 I'd like to see Marihuana Madness.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at September 14, 2020 05:48 PM (tXgDF)

260 All you need is a movie starting a gay, disabled, muslim tranny illegal and you can pick the oscars you want!

Posted by: 18-1 at September 14, 2020 05:48 PM (qlFIA)

261 Wife is watching the Five. Jessie Watters watched the NFL game. Dagan watched the NFL game. Juan watched watched the NFL game.

Greg refuses to watch the NFL.


Very interesting.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at September 14, 2020 05:49 PM (Bk0np)

262 I thought that The Wall was actually a kinda cool movie, but you have to really appreciate the songs for themselves before it makes a lick of sense. Better than Tommy, at least. I haven't actually watched Quadrophenia, but the music is damned good at least.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 05:49 PM (KZzsI)

263 Today in Sacramento #Patriots #silentmajority #silentmajorityrising

https://tinyurl.com/y4b33ex5 0:15 20.1K views

2:06 PM Sep 14, 2020
Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at September 14, 2020 05:31 PM (FBrfY)

Then they scream OH MY GOD!!!!! and hit the other cop car like it's the COPS fault they're stupid and illegally blocking traffic.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe!



***

We of the 42ns Street Regulators are ready.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 14, 2020 05:49 PM (axyOa)

264 >>> its a really bad movie, and not even a fun, good bad movie.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 05:47 PM (KZzsI)


You're getting old aren't you?

Posted by: Braenyard at September 14, 2020 05:49 PM (9v1sv)

265 >>Now do masks. Start with my face is private property.

---

Oh, stop complaining!

It's only going to be for 2 weeks so we can flatten the curve!

Posted by: RKae at September 14, 2020 05:49 PM (fx6vr)

266 How to start a spirited discussion on AoSHQ:

1. Mention you love Spam
2. Voice your opinion that the Beatles were the best band evah.

Posted by: Tuna at September 14, 2020 05:49 PM (gLRfa)

267 We of the 42ns Street Regulators are ready.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 14, 2020 05:49 PM (axyOa)
++++++++++
We measure streets by *time* now? And why such a small increment?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:49 PM (hYcqw)

268 Fried SPAM is outstanding.
.......

The g-kids and I love it, just not every day. Fried, with melted cheddar on toast with ketchup. I you're really going Top Chef maybe throw a fried egg on there.

Posted by: wth at September 14, 2020 05:49 PM (v0R5T)

269 Anyone actually see a BLMFL game (it's OK, someone needs to do it for research purposes)?

Only question: any military ads?

Posted by: rhomboid at September 14, 2020 05:50 PM (OTzUX)

270 I can't wait till they get around to forcing representation of Christians by insisting 65% of all movies must be faithful to and supportive of Biblical principals.

Posted by: red speck at September 14, 2020 05:50 PM (gS3OW)

271 How to start a spirited discussion on AoSHQ:

1. Mention you love Spam
2. Voice your opinion that the Beatles were the best British boy band evah.
Posted by: Tuna at September 14, 2020 05:49 PM (gLRfa)
++++++++++++
Edited for accuracy.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:50 PM (hYcqw)

272 The fist Blade was better paced and written than Black Panther. Black Panther wasn't bad, but it had some weak CGI and was overlong, without any real sense of drama or purpose. The goals were muddy, the bad guy was a good guy or not really but kinda and we are supposed to like and admire him but he's bad and should lose and look, its black men pretending to be monkeys hooting at a white guy???

Its kind of muddled and worth like 3 stars at most.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 05:50 PM (KZzsI)

273
Within each category are a variety of criteria involving the inclusion of people in underrepresented groups, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people and those with cognitive or physical disabilities.

------------

Make them all the villains.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 14, 2020 05:50 PM (mht8P)

274 @243: "Midway was a prime example awful, simply awful CGI."

There's a weird subset of video game effects people that have tried breaking into movies through low to medium budget war films, and they usually get bankrolled by sketchy international conglomerates.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2020 05:50 PM (+WWsf)

275 Avatar deserves to win an AA for the worst, stupidest, most ridiculous piece of shit movie ever made.

I avoided theaters for at least 20 years and then got dragged to see Avatar because it was in three-deeeeee! Freaking crap gave me a headache.

Posted by: Ruthless at September 14, 2020 05:51 PM (/uaBM)

276 Robert Plant has been doing some amazing stuff the past couple decades, little of it having any relation to Zeppelin type rock.
But he's got a great band behind him and sometimes breaks out "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" or "Ramble On."

Lots of good stuff on YouTube


Page has done nothing except interviews.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 14, 2020 05:51 PM (HrMC1)

277 I'd like to see Marihuana Madness.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy

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I live next to a skateboard park.

If you want, you can set up a lawn chair in my driveway.

Posted by: RKae at September 14, 2020 05:51 PM (fx6vr)

278 257 The entertainment class sure has grown a very elevated sense of self-importance, haven't they?

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Funnily enough, Britain's royalty has slowly transformed into mere celebrities while our celebrities have slowly transformed into royalty.

Posted by: RKae at September 14, 2020 05:48 PM (fx6vr)


And continuing the sequence, they've transformed us into serfs.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 14, 2020 05:51 PM (9v1sv)

279 How to start a spirited discussion on AoSHQ:


Carrots are an integral part of chili.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 14, 2020 05:51 PM (dNzKv)

280 The last time I saw a movie that won an oscar for best picture was....2014 (Birdman). It was entertaining though I wouldn't call it a great movie.


The last time a great movie won was...2003 with Return of the King.



Posted by: 18-1 at September 14, 2020 05:51 PM (qlFIA)

281 Anyone actually see a BLMFL game (it's OK, someone needs to do it for research purposes)?

Only question: any military ads?
Posted by: rhomboid at September 14, 2020 05:50 PM (OTzUX)


Rumor has it, as I didn't watch one fucking second of any game from Thursday night forward, the NFL did zero tributes or remembrance for 9/11.

Fuck them.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 05:52 PM (Zz0t1)

282 What are people's fave films of 2020 so far, ones you know Hollywood will not honor at the Oscars?

Mine: Bill and Ted 3, and Eurovision. Maybe it's the covid talking, but they were optimistic, touching, lighthearted distractions, just a lot of fun. I needed them this year.

Watched a pirated copy of Mulan, was pretty but deadly dull. Needed Mushu. A very weird take on the concept of Chi. Sorry Disney, in selling your soul to China you went broke for nothing.

Posted by: LizLem at September 14, 2020 05:52 PM (Rbfr/)

283 Our media overlords don't hate racism.They just hate white people.

Posted by: HollywoodHatesWhitePeople at September 14, 2020 05:52 PM (Oq2oT)

284 Wife: Have you got anything without spam?

Waitress: Well, there's spam egg sausage and spam, that's not got much spam in it.

Posted by: red speck at September 14, 2020 05:52 PM (gS3OW)

285 No issues with the Beatles as the best band ever, people just have to stipulate that while a top three all time bass guitar player, Paul was a dick and general song writing sellout.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at September 14, 2020 05:52 PM (xceTB)

286 >>>The fist Blade was better paced and written than Black Panther. Black Panther wasn't bad, but it had some weak CGI and was overlong, without any real sense of drama or purpose.


The Critical Drinker's review was spot-on, and pretty much echoed your sentiments. The direction was simply shoddy, so maybe that's why it was just an average film.

Certainly not Oscar-worthy.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2020 05:52 PM (AFSld)

287 They lost me when they quit doing Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 14, 2020 05:52 PM (axyOa)

288 You know how I know I am hungry?

Fried Spam is sounding really good right now.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Random Quote Generator at September 14, 2020 05:52 PM (xPJvm)

289 You're getting old aren't you?

I thought it was dumb when I first tried to watch it in college, over 30 years ago. Its objectively crap.

And if you hate Spam, its probably because of what you had long ago when it had chunks of nasty gristle and skin in it or whatever the hell that crap was. Its a much better consistency now, and tastes pretty good.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 05:52 PM (KZzsI)

290 >>> Anyone actually see a BLMFL game (it's OK, someone needs to do it for research purposes)?

Only question: any military ads?
Posted by: rhomboid at September 14, 2020 05:50 PM (OTzUX)

======

Will there be military flyovers this season?

Posted by: Chin music at September 14, 2020 05:52 PM (69XrE)

291 Joe Mannix (Not a cop!): "Best accompanying dish for Spam: scrambled eggs."

I'd like to substitute potato, please. Any format.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at September 14, 2020 05:52 PM (HhXSr)

292 So much for The Enlightenment.

Let's all just voluntarily devolve all aspects of human civilization down to base emotionalism, superstition, tribalism and racism!!

Posted by: Sharkman at September 14, 2020 05:52 PM (/6dlA)

293 167 Joe Mannix (Not a cop!): "It is one of the reasons that word choice and language has been dumbed down so much in big movies. When a major part of revenue comes from translation and then the natives have to read the dialogue as subtitles, simplicity is a *good* thing. It doesn't make for great banter or layered dialogue, though..."

Aha! That explains anything starring Keanu Reeves.
Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at September 14, 2020 05:36 PM (HhXSr)


Whoa!

Posted by: Keanu Reeves at September 14, 2020 05:53 PM (MdV2i)

294 So would Ford v Ferrari or Jojo Rabbit be nominated under these rules?
I do think Jojo needed more black and Hispanic characters.

Posted by: Dr Spank at September 14, 2020 05:53 PM (tUvF0)

295 Last film I saw was Black Panther... Was I supposed to laugh at it?

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Not if you enjoy having teeth.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 14, 2020 05:53 PM (+y/Ru)

296 And looking I'd say 1996 was probably the inflection point when they picked The English Patient over Fargo and Jerry MacGuire.

In the years 91-95 they were 5/5 in picking great movies and in the five years after 97-01 1/5 (Gladiator)

Posted by: 18-1 at September 14, 2020 05:53 PM (qlFIA)

297 266 How to start a spirited discussion on AoSHQ:
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Say out loud how much you enjoy Skyline Chili.

Posted by: BluesFish at September 14, 2020 05:53 PM (WQZ1O)

298 WARNING: This video will bore you to tears after 30 or 40 views.
Quote Tweet
Just Jesie
@itsjustjesie 57m
Today in Sacramento #Patriots #silentmajority #silentmajorityrising

https://tinyurl.com/y4b33ex5



Enjoy the road rash, numbnuts!

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy 🍺 at September 14, 2020 05:53 PM (ZSK0i)

299 Oh, and no, you do not get stoned to appreciate Floyd, Pink. The music does that for you. If anyone tells you how you can only appreciate Floyd, Pink when you are stoned, be aware that they are complete losers.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 05:47 PM (SSJSf)

That's like saying you can only appreciate the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey if you're stoned.

oh wait...

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 05:54 PM (Kpl3J)

300
Sizzle
Pork
And
MMMMMMMM!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 05:54 PM (Zz0t1)

301 What if fried Spam is a guilty pleasure that I only feel comfortable confessing to this discreet, non-judgmental bunch?

So yes I like it, but I also feel dirty, dirty shame. So there's that.

Posted by: weew at September 14, 2020 05:54 PM (+m+uH)

302 >>>And looking I'd say 1996 was probably the inflection point when they picked The English Patient over Fargo and Jerry MacGuire.



The Seinfeld episode about The English Patient is hilarious. "JUST DIE ALREADY!"

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2020 05:54 PM (AFSld)

303
I'd like to substitute potato, please. Any format.
Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel

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I joke that Her Majesty's favorite dinner is lamb, oysters and potatoes, accompanied by a margarita.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 14, 2020 05:54 PM (mht8P)

304
"Dark Knight" wasn't nominated?

Maybe that's because they don't have a category for Best Screenplay That's Taken From Source Material That It Utterly Ignores In Favor Of Total Bullshit.

Posted by: RKae at September 14, 2020 05:43 PM (fx6vr)








I'm the guy that wrote the book that the filmmakers ignored when making "Sum of all Fears".

Posted by: Zombie Tom Clancy at September 14, 2020 05:54 PM (EGyGV)

305 Since we're on culture, I was recently exposed to a song called "New Americana" by a broad calling herself Halsey. Here's the first half:

Cigarettes and tiny liquor bottles
Just what you'd expect inside her new Balenciaga
Vile romance, turned dreams into an empire
Self made success now she woes with Rockefellers

Survival of the richest
The city's ours until the fall
They're Monaco and Hamptons bound
But we don't feel like outsiders at all

We are the new Americana
High on legal marijuana
Raised on Biggie and Nirvana
We are the new Americana


So, to summarize, apparently getting stoned, listening to music and harboring class resentment is the "New Americana."

When, Halsey? When was this new? Was it when your grandparents were doing the exact same thing *and* writing songs about it?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:54 PM (hYcqw)

306 Very moving medal ceremony right now

Posted by: atttila the reliable at September 14, 2020 05:54 PM (w7KSn)

307 Would Hollywood made Once Upon a Time in Hollywood get nominated under these rules

Posted by: Dr Spank at September 14, 2020 05:54 PM (tUvF0)

308 262 I thought that The Wall was actually a kinda cool movie, but you have to really appreciate the songs for themselves before it makes a lick of sense. Better than Tommy, at least. I haven't actually watched Quadrophenia, but the music is damned good at least.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 05:49 PM (KZzsI)

Strange thing. I liked Floyd, Pink and appreciated what they did before I finally saw The Wall courtesy of a Floyd-obsessed friend of mine. Then I saw it and that made me a Floyd fan. I seriously got into Floyd, Pink at that point.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 05:55 PM (SSJSf)

309 Avatar turned me off immediately because of the bullshite astro-turf unreal purchased fan base.

No way in the Darn World were there dedicated 'fans' of a franchise willing to paint themselves blue and dress up as characters that existed only in James Cameron's head - and if the producers had so little faith that such trickery was conceivable, ,than no money for them. But of course all the Networks played along like it was news - -FAKE even 20 years ago if you would but read the signs.

Posted by: common sense at September 14, 2020 05:55 PM (UCCfH)

310 Within each category are a variety of criteria involving the inclusion
of people in underrepresented groups, including women, people of color,
LGBTQ+ people and those with cognitive or physical disabilities.


With the way they've been acting out, People of Choler would be a more descriptive name.



Posted by: LGoPs at September 14, 2020 05:55 PM (OcRm7)

311 I can't wait till they get around to forcing representation of Christians by insisting 65% of all movies must be faithful to and supportive of Biblical principals.
Posted by: red speck

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Do they have to be REAL Biblical principles, or does falling over when Benny Hinn waves his jacket at you count?

Posted by: RKae at September 14, 2020 05:55 PM (fx6vr)

312 soundtrack can make a movie great. I loved Guardians of the Galaxy because of that. When the second movie came out, I couldn't wait to see it, but the sound track didn;t come close and so.....the movie sucked.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 14, 2020 05:55 PM (sd8p8)

313 Jack, it depends on which constitution is being violated. More than 15 years ago, I litigated a case against San Francisco's Jake McGoldrick tenancy-in-common ordinance, intended to outlaw owning property by tenancy-in-common (i.e., a group of friends goes in on a multi-unit building and they divvy up the units). California Court of Appeal ruled that it violated the Constitution's right of privacy -- the California Constitution's right of privacy. It did not implicate the federal Constitution (nor did we argue that it did).

Posted by: SFGoth at September 14, 2020 05:55 PM (KAi1n)

314 Prior to the films release- - clause left out of previous comment

Posted by: common sense at September 14, 2020 05:55 PM (UCCfH)

315 HHS spokesman says 'buy ammunition' as he claims Democrats are planning armed insurrection after election - and accuses CDC of 'sedition' against president in Facebook live rant

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6xabbs6


Posted by: Braenyard at September 14, 2020 05:55 PM (9v1sv)

316 Going the way of the Hugo awards. Eventually, we'll just ignore them. As it should be.

Posted by: TheOtherJay at September 14, 2020 05:56 PM (gBkq4)

317 Schindler's List = Not diverse enough

The Bee

Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 05:56 PM (gmo/4)

318 I don't think I've seen a 2020 film.
Haven't rented any that came out on video because of COVID.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 14, 2020 05:56 PM (bDqIh)

319 WARNING: This video will bore you to tears after 30 or 40 views.


Lies! I got bored after the 12th playing.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 14, 2020 05:56 PM (yQpMk)

320 Strange thing. I liked Floyd, Pink and appreciated what they did before I finally saw The Wall courtesy of a Floyd-obsessed friend of mine. Then I saw it and that made me a Floyd fan. I seriously got into Floyd, Pink at that point.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 05:55 PM (SSJSf)


Never did. Never got the hype behind them.

Roger Waters is a raging douchebag.

They've had a song or two I liked, but over all, I find them garbage.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 05:56 PM (Zz0t1)

321 Page has done nothing except interviews.

At some point in the early 2000s, he went out with The Black Crowes, and they did Zepplin material and some blues. They're a great cover band.

Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World at September 14, 2020 05:56 PM (ZCiJZ)

322 No. 2 Son's summer camp had a tradition where they'd throw expired Spam cans into the lake and the kids would dive to retrieve them, so Spam took on something of a totemic quality.

He was curious enough that I made some at home. He said he liked it. I think that was the aura talking. I found it too salty to be redeemable.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 14, 2020 05:56 PM (q2K0j)

323 ''And looking I'd say 1996 was probably the inflection point when they picked The English Patient over Fargo and Jerry MacGuire. '

Agree there. English Patient was ok. Had some beautiful cinematography but that's about it.

Posted by: Tuna at September 14, 2020 05:56 PM (gLRfa)

324 1917 not diverse enough.

Posted by: Dr Spank at September 14, 2020 05:57 PM (tUvF0)

325
Will there be military flyovers this season?
Posted by: Chin music at September 14, 2020 05:52 PM (69XrE)
With ordinance? I'll watch then

Posted by: A dude in MI at September 14, 2020 05:57 PM (/6GbT)

326 I'm the guy that wrote the book that the filmmakers ignored when making "Sum of all Fears".
Posted by: Zombie Tom Clancy at September 14, 2020 05:54 PM (EGyGV)

Peter Jackson bent The Hobbit over the pinball machine and left bruises on its cervix. Those movies are fucking garbage.

Posted by: Vanya at September 14, 2020 05:57 PM (BAsqb)

327 @242

Fun true fact:

I was an engineer at a company that did a lot of the restoration, sweetening and film to tape transfers for the Criterion Collection.


My office was in the film vault.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 14, 2020 05:57 PM (M9HE2)

328 Schindler's List = Not diverse enough

The Bee
Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 05:56 PM (gmo/4)


Because FORCING skin color into everything isn't racist at all. Nope. No way.

Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 05:57 PM (Zz0t1)

329 318 I don't think I've seen a 2020 film.
Haven't rented any that came out on video because of COVID.
Posted by: Lizzy at September 14, 2020 05:56 PM (bDqIh)

I heard that you should watch Money Plane.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 05:57 PM (Kpl3J)

330 Black Panther was an ok superhero movie. They actually used a black hero instead of morphing an existing white one into one and the story wasn't too woke.


Though I guess one of the more amusing questions....if Wakanda is the most advanced country in the world and is sitting somewhere in east Africa why didn't they do anything about Britain/France conquering most of the continent, let alone the hundreds of years of slave raising of that area by the Arabs?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 14, 2020 05:57 PM (qlFIA)

331 soundtrack can make a movie great. I loved Guardians
of the Galaxy because of that. When the second movie came out, I
couldn't wait to see it, but the sound track didn;t come close and
so.....the movie sucked.


Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 14, 2020 05:55 PM (sd8p

This is correct. Plus the jokes in movie #1 were funnier.

Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 05:57 PM (gmo/4)

332 Why don't you start a lawsuit.

Posted by: JackStraw


Against who? Fauci? The CDC? NIH? Redfield? Birx? The Panic Porn Pumpers in the Government?


All protected by sovereign immunity.

There are not just enough Lin Woods in the world to make it worth the effort.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at September 14, 2020 05:57 PM (Bk0np)

333 202 ''I've had a weird craving for Spam so I've had a couple of sandwiches, which I split with the dog. Now I have that out of my system.''

Watch your step because I got it out of my system too.

Posted by: The Dog at September 14, 2020 05:57 PM (MdV2i)

334 271
How to start a spirited discussion on AoSHQ:



1. Mention you love Spam

2. Voice your opinion that the Beatles were the best British boy band evah.

Posted by: Tuna at September 14, 2020 05:49 PM (gLRfa)

++++++++++++

Edited for accuracy.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:50 PM (hYcqw)

++++++
Paul today sounds terrible. He should quit singing and certainly quit talking.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 14, 2020 05:58 PM (66BnU)

335 " This video will bore you to tears after 30 or 40 views"

so, not a pink Floyd video.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 14, 2020 05:58 PM (J+149)

336 299
Oh, and no, you do not get stoned to appreciate Floyd, Pink. The music
does that for you. If anyone tells you how you can only appreciate
Floyd, Pink when you are stoned, be aware that they are complete losers.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Th
What about Inna Gadda Davita ?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 14, 2020 05:58 PM (sd8p8)

337 Recent movies I actually liked? Despicable Me 1+2, Deadpool 1+2. And a few others whose names escape me at the moment.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy 🍺 at September 14, 2020 05:58 PM (ZSK0i)

338
1917 not diverse enough.
Posted by: Dr Spank

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I went to B&N while Her Majesty got her hair done. Looking at the military section, you'd think World War II was won by women.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 14, 2020 05:58 PM (mht8P)

339 71 The Oscars were done when Annie Hall beat out Star Wars for Best Pic.
Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at September 14, 2020 05:23 PM (jWe5r)

Smokey and the Bandit didn't win that year?

BTW, Smokey and the Bandit was a guilty pleasure of Alfred Hitchcock per his daughter at a symposium in the early 2000s.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at September 14, 2020 05:58 PM (KXkkH)

340
Fried Spam is the only way that i'll eat it. I haven't eaten it much in the recent past. Avoid the "low salt" versions like the plague.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 14, 2020 05:58 PM (pNxlR)

341 It's odd y'all are talking about the end of America and it looks like nuclear fallout here in the west.

It's cold
There's ash falling from the sky
You can't breathe outside
Everyone is wearing a mask
It's grey

Scary as shit out here.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at September 14, 2020 05:59 PM (BSTC+)

342 >>> 2. Voice your opinion that the Beatles were the best band evah.

I love all the Beatles movies, especially Help!, they are silly fun. I want to watch Yellow Submarine with the boys, but I haven't been able to convince them yet to do it.

Boyfriend's son found out they did a song about killing dogs--I think it was a silly outtake they recorded while high--and refuses to listen to the Beatles out of principle. Trying to wear him down, as I love the Beatles, but he's stubborn.

Posted by: LizLem at September 14, 2020 05:59 PM (Rbfr/)

343 Fried Spam is the only way that i'll eat it. I haven't eaten it much in the recent past. Avoid the "low salt" versions like the plague.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 14, 2020 05:58 PM (pNxlR)
+++++++++++
"low salt" sounds like a way to ruin Spam.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 05:59 PM (hYcqw)

344 >.I heard that you should watch Money Plane.


I have been known to watch dumb sci-fi movies over Hollywood arty ones, but that one looks like it's not even up to "Sharknado" standards of camp.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 14, 2020 05:59 PM (bDqIh)

345 Freaking crap gave me a headache.
Posted by: Ruthless at September 14, 2020 05:51 PM (/uaBM)

Yes; Some people complained of headaches. I felt nauseous and the only 3-D movie I have gone to-which was not Avatar but a good kid's/family film.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 14, 2020 05:59 PM (WkPC9)

346 HHS spokesman says 'buy ammunition' as he claims Democrats are planning armed insurrection after election - and accuses CDC of 'sedition' against president in Facebook live

. .


He's not wrong.


50 days.

Posted by: Last Days of the Republic. at September 14, 2020 06:00 PM (NSFCQ)

347 Boyfriend's son found out they did a song about killing dogs--I think it was a silly outtake they recorded while high--and refuses to listen to the Beatles out of principle. Trying to wear him down, as I love the Beatles, but he's stubborn.

Posted by: LizLem at September 14, 2020 05:59 PM (Rbfr/)

Maxwell Edison is ok, but not joking about killing dogs?

Posted by: Vanya at September 14, 2020 06:00 PM (BAsqb)

348 Just finished watching a 1953 B & W British film on YouTube, Turn the Key Softly. It focuses on three women just being released from prison: Granny, a compulsive shoplifter who's been inside more than once; Stella (Joan Colllins), clearly a prostitute, though the word is never used; and Monica, a classy woman who got caught when her lover, a burglar, left her at the scene of the crime. How do they adjust to life outside?

It's well filmed, a drama with some romance and an exciting climax, and a reminder of a time when people dressed in their best to go out and you could rely on a policeman if you were in trouble. Grand film, grand story (based on a novel).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelis at September 14, 2020 06:00 PM (rpbg1)

349 Funnily enough, Britain's royalty has slowly transformed into mere celebrities while our celebrities have slowly transformed into royalty.

Posted by: RKae at September 14, 2020 05:48 PM (fx6vr)


And continuing the sequence, they've transformed us into serfs.

Posted by: Braenyard

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They think of us as "extras."

Posted by: RKae at September 14, 2020 06:00 PM (fx6vr)

350 Low sodium Spam ranks up there with generic store brand mac and cheese.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 14, 2020 06:00 PM (+WWsf)

351 'If you carry guns, buy ammunition, ladies and gentlemen, because it's going to be hard to get,' warned Health and Human Services communications advisor Michael Caputo

Posted by: Braenyard at September 14, 2020 06:00 PM (9v1sv)

352 >>Against who? Fauci? The CDC? NIH? Redfield? Birx? The Panic Porn Pumpers in the Government?

Your state. Fauci only makes recommendations. Masks are a state level requirement.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 14, 2020 06:00 PM (ZLI7S)

353 I'm damn near out of things not to give a shit about!

Posted by: Weasel at September 14, 2020 06:00 PM (MVjcR)

354 Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 14, 2020 05:57 PM (M9HE2)

Cool!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 14, 2020 06:00 PM (WkPC9)

355 Pink Floyd has a lot of great material. Problem is, they put out a lot of stuff that, OMFG, I forgot to set the alarm and now I'm late for work!!!!!!!! (And this time I can't blame Dorkie Dork for sitting on the clock.)

Posted by: SFGoth at September 14, 2020 06:00 PM (KAi1n)

356 It's cold

There's ash falling from the sky

You can't breathe outside

Everyone is wearing a mask

It's grey



Scary as shit out here.

Posted by: Nurse ratched


Nurse!! Gee, our air has a nice orange tinge to it...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at September 14, 2020 06:01 PM (2ygtH)

357 HHS spokesman says 'buy ammunition' as he claims Democrats are planning armed insurrection after election
***

Those news articles about Mattis trying to put together a coup - did those get confirmed or were they just "anonymous sources"?


Posted by: 18-1 at September 14, 2020 06:01 PM (qlFIA)

358 I was a big Pink Floyd fan, Waters became a raving Leftist by th
90s and dropped them fast.

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2020 06:01 PM (OjZpE)

359 Nood transjenners.

Posted by: fly gal at September 14, 2020 06:01 PM (AaDJB)

360 Guardians of the Galaxy had a decent moment at the end when the evil nasty pirates who showed no human decency whatsoever in every single moment up to that point gave whatsisface a nice tribute. And I liked the credits with Groot running around as a huge fight went on behind him. But it wasn't a very good movie and dragged in several parts. Not one of the characters is very likable.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 06:02 PM (KZzsI)

361
'If you carry guns, buy ammunition, ladies and gentlemen, because it's
going to be hard to get,' warned Health and Human Services
communications advisor Michael Caputo

Posted by: Braenyard at September 14, 2020 06:00 PM (9v1sv)

It's gonna get hard to get? Where has this guy been for the last couple of months????

Posted by: Archer at September 14, 2020 06:02 PM (gmo/4)

362 Paisley thinks his master should continue to purchase Spam.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 14, 2020 06:02 PM (66BnU)

363 'If you carry guns, buy ammunition, ladies and gentlemen, because it's
going to be hard to get,' warned Health and Human Services
communications advisor Michael Caputo


It's ALREADY hard to get. Sheesh.

Posted by: LGoPs at September 14, 2020 06:02 PM (OcRm7)

364 HHS spokesman says 'buy ammunition' as he claims Democrats are planning armed insurrection after election - and accuses CDC of 'sedition' against president in Facebook live rant

-
Christopher F. Rufo
@realchrisrufo
BOMBSHELL: The @CDCgov is moving forward with a critical race theory training program-in violation of @POTUS' executive action.

I've obtained leaked documents that outline the CDC's plan to "examine the mechanisms of systemic racism" and address "White supremacist ideology."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 14, 2020 06:02 PM (+y/Ru)

365 Oh dear. When I was looking up that lyric, I see this gem:
"Halsey spoke out about her privilege as a 'white-passing' biracial woman."

What is that? A third-order woke derivative?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 14, 2020 06:02 PM (hYcqw)

366 I enjoyed the Sac police video and look forward to the memes.
#blackpavementmatters

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 14, 2020 06:02 PM (r+sAi)

367 >>>I'm the guy that wrote the book that the filmmakers ignored when making "Sum of all Fears".
Posted by: Zombie Tom Clancy at September 14, 2020 05:54 PM (EGyGV)

======

Red October was the only that was close to being as entertaining as the books. Problem is, the books have so much detail and 'inside baseball' explained in them that any livid would have to be over four hours todo it justice. And as much as I hate Alec Baldwin, he was my favorite Jack Ryan. Hated Harrison Ford in that role.

Posted by: Chin music at September 14, 2020 06:03 PM (69XrE)

368 As I've commented before, far too many films today are washed-out, blue-gray, dimly-lit, grimy and grim. Look at the contrast between the two versions of True Grit to see what I mean.

I like film noir as much as anybody. But those great old B & W films knew how to use shadows as well as light.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelis at September 14, 2020 06:03 PM (rpbg1)

369 Just finished watching a 1953 B & W British film on YouTube, Turn the Key Softly.

Postwar Britain put out some really nice stuff, but its really hard to find. I'll look for that one.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 06:03 PM (KZzsI)

370 266 How to start a spirited discussion on AoSHQ:
.......

Mention you have a first date tonight with a Hooters waitress and are unsure of things to say to her.

Posted by: wth at September 14, 2020 06:03 PM (v0R5T)

371 Camping as a kid Spam was a constant, fried its probably the best, can get like bacon.

Posted by: Skip at September 14, 2020 06:04 PM (OjZpE)

372 The reason I believe Wolf's action was found Unconstitutional was because he violated Equal Protection under the Law in his orders. (I haven't had time to read the Judicial decision yet) The easiest way to illustrate this is his designation of some institutions as "essential", which could stay open, and some as "non-essential" which could not be. The Constitution allows for no completely arbitrary distinctions of some people and some businesses as more important than others. Therefore, it may be allowable to shut down everyone, or to open everyone, but not to pick and choose winners and losers based on the Executive's whims.

that would be why this wouldn't apply to masks. As long as all parties are treated equally, then the equal protection mandate is satisfied, no matter how bad the treatment is.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 14, 2020 06:04 PM (Kpl3J)

373 I'm damn near out of things not to give a shit about!
Posted by: Weasel at September 14, 2020 06:00 PM (MVjcR)
......

I'm just worried about Brother NL's dog who was fed a Spam sandwich.

Posted by: wth at September 14, 2020 06:05 PM (v0R5T)

374 @354

Yes it was cool.

The days of hanging dailies and doing one light passes and lay back to tape are long gone.


But the memories last.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 14, 2020 06:05 PM (M9HE2)

375 356 It's cold

There's ash falling from the sky

You can't breathe outside

Everyone is wearing a mask

It's grey



Scary as shit out here.

Posted by: Nurse ratched


Nurse!! Gee, our air has a nice orange tinge to it...


Posted by: Some rat in the swamp



Never trust any air you can't see!

Posted by: Diogenes at September 14, 2020 06:06 PM (axyOa)

376 Paisley thinks his master should continue to purchase Spam.
Posted by: washrivergal at September 14, 2020 06:02 PM (66BnU)


I thought Brad would have higher tastes.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 14, 2020 06:06 PM (GqqbG)

377
375 258 >>> >>>I'm trying to remember the last year that the "Best Picture" award actually went to a film that deserved the label. Maybe back in the 80's a couple of times.

Lord of the Rings maybe? I think Hollywood wanted to snub it, but with all the brilliance that went into pulling off those three films, realized they dare not.

It also was a good ratings year for the Academy I think. Imagine that, awarding a film the general public actually loves... novel!
Posted by: LizLem at September 14, 2020 05:48 PM (Rbfr/)

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Problem being they awarded it Return of the King which isn't nearly as good as Fellowship of the Ring.

Posted by: MAGA (I got rabies for Trump) at September 14, 2020 06:07 PM (HpU8x)

378 Your state.

That's the thing. My governor did not enforce masks. But the stupid ass businesses that I lived my normal life buying shit from for years and the restaurants that we used to enjoy, and the doctor's and dentists offices, and the hardware stores and the schools and all the insane fucking Pandemic LARPrs are making it impossible to enjoy my life where I live. Hell some the restaurants are requiring masks from door to table - WITH NO GOVERNMENT MANDATE.



And before you say it, the house is going on the market next spring which is another reason that I don't have money to take legal action.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at September 14, 2020 06:07 PM (Bk0np)

379 360 Guardians of the Galaxy had a decent moment at the end when the evil nasty pirates who showed no human decency whatsoever in every single moment up to that point gave whatsisface a nice tribute. And I liked the credits with Groot running around as a huge fight went on behind him. But it wasn't a very good movie and dragged in several parts. Not one of the characters is very likable.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 14, 2020 06:02 PM (KZzsI)

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And the love story between Starlard and Nagora is ridiculous

Posted by: MAGA (I got rabies for Trump) at September 14, 2020 06:09 PM (HpU8x)

380
I'm the guy that wrote the book that the filmmakers ignored when making "Sum of all Fears".

Posted by: Zombie Tom Clancy at September 14, 2020 05:54 PM (EGyGV)



Heh. Best DVD commentary ever.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 14, 2020 06:09 PM (oVJmc)

381 I only have one use for the Academy Awards. These are movies to avoid. I have been using that ever since Raiders of the Lost Arc did not get best picture. No they gave it to a movie with a screwed up time line, the whole thing was a flashback but they put a flashback within the flashback. But it did have a opening scene that had my gaydar on red alert. A bunch of young athletic men running barefooted along a beach with camera work that made me very uneasy. Big theme song during the little run.
The grayed out news clips of "Cuties" reminds me of the camera work in that old movie. Hollywood and California have now advanced from pushing homosexuality to pedophilia and pedo-sodomy while the entire state burns down. If they did not have fires they would have no lights at all.



Posted by: FlimFlammed at September 14, 2020 06:11 PM (ZTDnL)

382 I haven't watched an Oscar's since Sooky Stackhouse got the award The Piano with that Dr. Grant from the dinosaur movies.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at September 14, 2020 06:16 PM (VcFUs)

383 Indonesia is making anti-maskers dig graves for CV victims.


Soon?

Posted by: Last Days of the Republic. at September 14, 2020 06:19 PM (NSFCQ)

384 The Seinfeld episode about The English Patient is hilarious. "JUST DIE ALREADY!"
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 14, 2020 05:54

I'd like to see that episode. I Thought The English Patirnt was one of the most boring movies I've ever seen. Right up there w/ Gandhi. Tried to watch that twice, never could make it all the wat thru.

Posted by: Farmer at September 14, 2020 06:41 PM (LthQw)

385 Never did. Never got the hype behind them.

Roger Waters is a raging douchebag.

They've had a song or two I liked, but over all, I find them garbage.
Posted by: Sponge - China is Asshoe! at September 14, 2020 05:56 PM (Zz0t1)

I will agree with one thing: Waters is a raging douchebag, and an absolute raging anti-Semite.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 14, 2020 06:48 PM (SSJSf)

386 antifa getting it in the Irony Nood.

Posted by: Bete at September 14, 2020 06:54 PM (Ojki1)

387 Newspapers
Sports
Movies

Things I used to give a crap about.

Posted by: ruralbob at September 14, 2020 07:52 PM (PqKIk)

388 This is happening in school curricula. Under the name of Equity.Best description of results is probably Wisconsin DOE, implemented under then Superindendent Evers.

Posted by: MikeN at September 14, 2020 08:16 PM (o/eHL)

389 And the only film from the Golden Era of Hollywood that has won Best Picture that fulfills /all/ of the new requirements is: Gone With The Wind.

Let that set a new standard for irony.

Posted by: bbmoe at September 14, 2020 08:55 PM (k+nST)

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