"Top Gun: Maverick" Becomes Highest-Grossing Movie of the Year and Tom Cruise's First $1 Billion Movie, and Just Barely Misses Taking the #1 Spot in America Again;
Lightyear Drops 65%

They had to tally into Monday morning to determine who won the weekend box office between the new Baz Luhrman Elvis movie, or Maverick in its fifth weekend; for a time, it looked like Maverick would take back the belt as the #1 movie in America. But Elvis just edged it out in a dead heat, $30.1 million to $29.6 million.

But Maverick did blast past the $1 billion global box office mark and the $500 million US mark. It's Cruise's first billion dollar movie, which seems strange, because he's been at this a while, and he's been in a lot of movies.

After only 31 days on the big screen, "Top Gun: Maverick" has become Tom Cruise's first movie to surpass $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Previously, 2018's "Mission: Impossible -- Fallout" ranked as the actor’s most successful film with $791.1 million worldwide.


Cruise took to Twitter to celebrate the achievement, writing, "To all the films in release, to all the studios, and to all the exhibitors: congratulations. To the audience: thank you for venturing out and allowing us to entertain you. See you at the movies."

I finally saw it this weekend. They put the movie back on IMAX screens for the weekend; it was the first time I've seen a movie in that format.

I won't do a review now but I would urge anyone on the fence to run out and see it in the theaters. The big screen and big sound will make a difference. There is no other movie that has featured this kind of aerial footage or stuntwork, ever. Second place would be a big step down. Watching it in IMAX actually exhausted me a bit because it was so intense.

In the trailer below, at 1:23, there's a shot of Cruise taking off from an aircraft carrier. It's a real shot. There's no CGI. The trick is that he's in the backseat of a two-seater plane, where the radar/electronics guy would sit, but he's pretending he's in a single-seat jet.

There's never been a shot like this before. And the trailer actually cuts it very short so as not to spoil it in the movie. In the movie, it's a real Star Wars hyperspace moment, if you can remember that feeling, that feeling of, okay, here we go, Blast off.

And speaking of a hyperspace moment: The whole third act is the Death Star trench run, basically, but with F-18 Superhornets and SAMs and a couple of "fifth-generation enemy fighters" that are blacked out enough to look a bit like Darth Vader's prototype TIE fighter.

It's really the sort of thing you're going to want to see on a big screen.

I don't know if it'll still be in IMAX at all but any big screen would be good as well. The biggest screen you can see it on. Like I said, I got a little rattled from the intensity of the noise and the very large IMAX screen so maybe seeing it on a conventionally-sized movie screen would be better for some.

If you want to see it in IMAX, you'd better hurry -- while there seem to be shows available tonight, tomorrow, and Wednesday night, it seems back out of IMAX again by the weekend. (By Thursday night, actually, which is the real debut of new movies. Maybe Minions will be taking over the IMAX screens?)

Meanwhile, Disney and Pixar's Hot Woke Mess stumbled in its second weekend. After earning an embarrassing $50.1 million (down from projections of $70-85 million), Lightyear limped out of its second weekend having dropped 65% from its first disappointing weekend take. That's Pixar's second-biggest drop from first weekend to second -- and the first-place finisher had the advantage of having the covid lockdowns start during its opening.

Slashfilm pointed out that Maverick did great, Elvis opened better than expected, Jurassic Park continues performing pretty well for a movie I hear isn't all that good, and a new horror movie, The Black Phone, opened by taking $23.3 million. Which is good for a lower-budget horror movie.

The only movie that was a loser, they point out, was Lightyear. Which fell to fifth place.

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1 Afternoon.

Posted by: Robert at June 27, 2022 05:03 PM (voMn6)

2 I saw Elvis.

If you've ever wondered what Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox story would have been directed by Baz Luhrmann...well, now we have Elvis.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 27, 2022 05:03 PM (LvTSG)

3 Dammit, I still haven't seen Top Gun.

Posted by: Robert at June 27, 2022 05:04 PM (voMn6)

4 Buzz Lightweight
Buzz Light in the Loafers

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 27, 2022 05:04 PM (m0zqP)

5 Top Gun Maverick > Top Gun

(I don't like the first Top Gun that much.)

Maverick is pretty much textbook old school Hollywood entertainment. The beats are exactly what one would expect.

It's not just nostalgia, it's the type of storytelling that Hollywood had been condition the world to want for decades done well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 27, 2022 05:05 PM (LvTSG)

6 IMAX at Udvar Hazy Air & Space is a great place, if you're "in the neighborhood."

Posted by: Coki at June 27, 2022 05:06 PM (ccrfq)

7 OT: Clearwater, Florida Woman Shoots and Kills a Neighbor Who Attacked Her in Her Own Bedroom

https://tinyurl.com/59vcz828

Via Insty.

Posted by: Robert at June 27, 2022 05:06 PM (voMn6)

8 As much as I want to believe the woke nonsense stops when it starts dramatically hurting the bottom line, I just don't believe it will happen.

Newspapers, evening news, magazines, sports, etc "know" what they've been doing alienates a large swath of their audience, but they just keep doing it because politics is their religion.

Posted by: Blago at June 27, 2022 05:06 PM (PwNLq)

9 And on Pride Month!!!

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at June 27, 2022 05:07 PM (vN+oL)

10 Conservatives need to stop supporting people who hate them

https://tinyurl.com/2p86ehn2

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 27, 2022 05:07 PM (RAXdc)

11 Would like to see it, chances of a trip to a theater are very very slim

Posted by: Skip at June 27, 2022 05:08 PM (2JoB8)

12 Elvis needs boats.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 27, 2022 05:08 PM (ZLI7S)

13 Is it worth seeing? Serious question.

Posted by: Squid at June 27, 2022 05:08 PM (RLVhm)

14 Sorry ace, but no can do.

I will never give one red cent to Hollyweird, no matter the movie or actor.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 27, 2022 05:08 PM (RAXdc)

15 SMH that what just posted downstairs

Posted by: Skip at June 27, 2022 05:09 PM (2JoB8)

16 I want Elvis think be a good movie, but never trust Priscilla. Just sayin.

Posted by: Indignatio Vindacatorem at June 27, 2022 05:09 PM (/DcDx)

17 But there are no trannies and no ghey secks in this movie. How could it possibly be so popular?
- Left

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:09 PM (OalnH)

18 Top Gun's success is in large part of word of mouth. You really cant buy that.

So many people told me to go see it, the last time I remember a movie having that positive word of mouth was something like Forest Gump.

Posted by: Blago at June 27, 2022 05:09 PM (PwNLq)

19 >> Is it worth seeing?


It's a Movie. So, no.

No movie is worth your time and money.

Posted by: garrett at June 27, 2022 05:10 PM (lJiaS)

20 Kurt Russell played the best Elvis ever.

Fight me !

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 27, 2022 05:10 PM (b9Rih)

21 "It's Cruise's first billion dollar movie, which seems strange"

Inflation.

Posted by: gp's Dark Energy Acceleration at June 27, 2022 05:10 PM (qpX6U)

22 Word of mouth on Lightyear is that its dumb and terrible. Its just a bad movie, the woke stuff aside.

I might catch Top Gun on streaming maybe if it ever shows up and I see it, but I thought the first movie was dumb.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:11 PM (llsW/)

23 >> never trust Priscilla.


She had a nice Beaver in that one movie.

Posted by: garrett at June 27, 2022 05:11 PM (lJiaS)

24 20 Kurt Russell played the best Elvis ever.

Fight me !
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 27, 2022 05:10 PM (b9Rih)

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He was a very good Elvis. Austin Butler is also a very good Elvis.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 27, 2022 05:11 PM (LvTSG)

25
Ace:

BO numbers are like the polls. They will rig those too.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 27, 2022 05:11 PM (s2VJv)

26 Ace, I haven't been to a movie in over 10 years. Can't remember the last movie I seen in a theater.

Posted by: dantesed at June 27, 2022 05:11 PM (88xKn)

27 >>>13 Is it worth seeing? Serious question.


yes. I mean, you'll see things no one except actual fighter pilots have seen before.

Posted by: ace at June 27, 2022 05:11 PM (B3oWe)

28 I got to fly a F-4 Phantom from the back seat as a Midshipman. Fantastic experience.

Posted by: Archer at June 27, 2022 05:12 PM (gmo/4)

29 22 Word of mouth on Lightyear is that its dumb and terrible. Its just a bad movie, the woke stuff aside.

I might catch Top Gun on streaming maybe if it ever shows up and I see it, but I thought the first movie was dumb.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:11 PM (llsW/)

Give it a go. The second one is far better.

Posted by: kraken at June 27, 2022 05:12 PM (Vr12I)

30 I mean, you'll see things no one except actual fighter pilots have seen before.
Posted by: ace at June 27, 2022 05:11 PM (B3oWe)

UF...I mean, pie plates flying at 30,000 feet?

Posted by: Robert at June 27, 2022 05:12 PM (voMn6)

31 I know, OT. So the Big Hot Take from the Left is that they are now free to practice praying to Satan in public on school grounds in front of children. "Church of Satan" is therefore fake-trending on fake-Twitter.

So with their tantrum, they're gonna practice abstinence and pray to Satan. I say go for it. You show us backards hick conservatards the whatfor.

Posted by: ... at June 27, 2022 05:12 PM (dscaa)

32 "Newspapers, evening news, magazines, sports, etc "know" what they've been doing alienates a large swath of their audience, but they just keep doing it because politics is their religion."

They believe that the future is inevitably woke, so they take some hits now in anticipation of full cultural change.

Posted by: gp's Dark Energy Acceleration at June 27, 2022 05:12 PM (qpX6U)

33 >>>I might catch Top Gun on streaming maybe if it ever shows up and I see it, but I thought the first movie was dumb.


oh i hated the first Top Gun. To the extent there's some Top Gun in this one, I kinda just roll my eyes.

Posted by: ace at June 27, 2022 05:12 PM (B3oWe)

34 I think the last movie I saw in a theater was Specter, the crappy James Bond movie with everyone in a super secret organization nobody knew about wears the same lapel pin and talks into it in crowded places.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:12 PM (llsW/)

35 So with their tantrum, they're gonna practice abstinence and pray to Satan. I say go for it. You show us backards hick conservatards the whatfor.
___

LOL

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 27, 2022 05:13 PM (RAXdc)

36 33 oh i hated the first Top Gun. To the extent there's some Top Gun in this one, I kinda just roll my eyes.

Posted by: ace at June 27, 2022 05:12 PM (B3oWe)

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The love story in the first one sucked. The love story in the second one was competently passable.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 27, 2022 05:13 PM (LvTSG)

37 One of my very best friends was an F-14 jock. I spent some time down at Meridian with he and other Nav pilots. They were all crazy. Highly competent, but strong egos at work there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer ,etc., etc. at June 27, 2022 05:13 PM (atdmu)

38 yes. I mean, you'll see things no one except actual fighter pilots have seen before.

Posted by: ace at June 27, 2022 05:11 PM (B3oWe)

You mean sexy, hairy buttholes?

I'm sorry, that's unpatriotic and doesn't even make sense. I'll cancel myself.

Posted by: ... at June 27, 2022 05:13 PM (dscaa)

39 Sorta on topic - Pink says pro-lifers can't listen to her music. Related, Beethoven disses sound-abled listeners!

Posted by: Indignatio Vindacatorem at June 27, 2022 05:14 PM (/DcDx)

40 Last movie I saw in the theater was Keanu.

Key & Peele, a kitten and a cameo by Keanu Reeves. How could it not be good?

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 27, 2022 05:14 PM (b9Rih)

41 To the audience: thank you for venturing out and allowing us to entertain you.

For all his weirdness, at least Mr. Cruise knows who's paying the bills.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 27, 2022 05:14 PM (Bd6X8)

42 To insanity, and beyond!

- Disney/Pixar

Posted by: neurosis of the liver at June 27, 2022 05:14 PM (yk557)

43 Ace hates beach volleyball? Dayum

Posted by: Indignatio Vindacatorem at June 27, 2022 05:15 PM (/DcDx)

44 The first Tg was cheesy and all that. But still a good movie. You need to go with it and not think too much.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:15 PM (OalnH)

45 Pink says pro-lifers can't listen to her music.

Pretty sure almost nobody is listening to her music already.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:15 PM (llsW/)

46 I tend to go to see BIG movies - LoTR, The Hobbit series, the Pirates movies, and so forth. Top Gun 2 is a BIG damned movie!

Posted by: kraken at June 27, 2022 05:15 PM (Vr12I)

47 >>>The love story in the first one sucked. The love story in the second one was competently passable.


most of the script, apart from the flying and the Rooster suplot, was serviceable and professional, which is all it needed to be.

The Rooster stuff was decent. the flying was amazing.

Posted by: ace at June 27, 2022 05:15 PM (B3oWe)

48 I kept ask "Where are the "Wild Weasels?" With their ARAM's? Major over site. Just a little nitpicking. Great movie, but not as many one liners as the original. My company had a "What's your favorite line from the original. My pick was "Don't mind them, they were abused children."

Posted by: Paladin at June 27, 2022 05:15 PM (5S+8W)

49 41 To the audience: thank you for venturing out and allowing us to entertain you.

For all his weirdness, at least Mr. Cruise knows who's paying the bills.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 27, 2022 05:14 PM (Bd6X

========

I also watched American Made this weekend (it was my Netflix DVD rental of the week), the movie starring Tom Cruise about the Iran-Contra affair.

Sometimes...he doesn't.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 27, 2022 05:15 PM (LvTSG)

50 Lana, call Kenny Loggins, cuz you're in the Danger Zone.

Posted by: ... at June 27, 2022 05:15 PM (dscaa)

51 "The love story in the first one sucked."

Kelly McGillis as a 'PhD astrophysicist,' and a bunch of fighter jocks who actually listen to her lectures? Oh, I totally bought that.

Posted by: gp's Dark Energy Acceleration at June 27, 2022 05:16 PM (qpX6U)

52 Pink says pro-lifers can't listen to her music.
Posted by: Indignatio Vindacatorem at June 27, 2022 05:14 PM (/DcDx)

Is she still around?

Wow. Who knew?

Posted by: Robert at June 27, 2022 05:16 PM (voMn6)

53 I liked the first Top Gun, probably seen it 4 times or more

Posted by: Skip at June 27, 2022 05:16 PM (2JoB8)

54
Elvis played the best Elvis.

Posted by: TCB at June 27, 2022 05:16 PM (yxWuV)

55 Pink says pro-lifers can't listen to her music.
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Not.
A.
Problem.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 27, 2022 05:16 PM (RAXdc)

56 "Newspapers, evening news, magazines, sports, etc "know" what they've been doing alienates a large swath of their audience, but they just keep doing it because politics is their religion."

Fortunately, this is a self-correcting phenomenon in the medium to long term. Guess what happens when nobody goes to see your nonsense.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 27, 2022 05:16 PM (/NCI4)

57 >>>Lana, call Kenny Loggins, cuz you're in the Danger Zone.

heh

Posted by: ace at June 27, 2022 05:16 PM (B3oWe)

58 I have not said this in years, but I wanna see this movie in the the theater. The original Top Gun was a polished turd, except for the flying scenes, which I loved. This one looks pretty damn good.

So, for the first time in at least 4 years, I may go see a movie at the theater. But my city doesn't have IMAX, and I ain't driving to Denver.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trailer Trash Adjacent at June 27, 2022 05:16 PM (xPJvm)

59 This means we have failed the studios by not giving as much attention to the woke crap. We should be ashamed of ourselves. Do better, people.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 27, 2022 05:16 PM (Wx49j)

60 55 Pink says pro-lifers can't listen to her music.
_

Most people can't listen to it.. It stinks on ice

Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 05:16 PM (bs+z0)

61 47 most of the script, apart from the flying and the Rooster suplot, was serviceable and professional, which is all it needed to be.

The Rooster stuff was decent. the flying was amazing.
Posted by: ace at June 27, 2022 05:15 PM (B3oWe)

=========

It's an old school Hollywood script with a 21st century paint job. Just a solid three act people pleaser.

I think that's the secret to its success. It's the sort of movie Hollywood, in its embrace of irony and cynicism, has simply forgotten how to make.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 27, 2022 05:17 PM (LvTSG)

62 I liked American Made.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:17 PM (OalnH)

63 36 33 oh i hated the first Top Gun. To the extent there's some Top Gun in this one, I kinda just roll my eyes.

Posted by: ace at June 27, 2022 05:12 PM (B3oWe)

========

The love story in the first one sucked. The love story in the second one was competently passable.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 27, 2022 05:13 PM (LvTSG)

Maybe because it was plausible, low key, and not soaked in estrogen?

Posted by: kraken at June 27, 2022 05:17 PM (Vr12I)

64 One of my favorite memories of Lackland AFB was the Valentine's Day that Pooky, after taking me out to dinner, drove me to the flightline fence and we watched F-16s taking off in the dark.

Posted by: pookysgirl, forever a USAF wife at June 27, 2022 05:17 PM (XKZwp)

65 39 Sorta on topic - Pink says pro-lifers can't listen to her music. Related, Beethoven disses sound-abled listeners!
Posted by: Indignatio Vindacatorem at June 27, 2022 05:14 PM (/DcDx)


Pink is apparently a petulant toddler.

Posted by: Emmie at June 27, 2022 05:17 PM (6RgRK)

66 Last movie I saw in theater was Armageddon, the loudest movie ever made. What's that, 17 years ago? Never get me out of the house to watch a movie ever again.

Posted by: gp's Dark Energy Acceleration at June 27, 2022 05:17 PM (qpX6U)

67 My money says Bob Chapek is out at his next contract renewal in February 2023. He's allowed insane woke activists destroy the company's products and its once-favorable public image.

The irony is that Bob Iger is the name that's most often mentioned as his successor. He's the one who put Disney on the woke path in the first place.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 27, 2022 05:17 PM (guGkK)

68 The band is just fantastic, that is really what I think. Oh by the way, who the fuck is Pink?

Posted by: ... at June 27, 2022 05:17 PM (dscaa)

69
Suspension of disbelief is an essential part of viewing this, nice to see Jennifer Connelly again.

Posted by: Auspex at June 27, 2022 05:17 PM (Xo3T0)

70 No Time to Die:

The villain kills off the rogues gallery of Spectre and Blofeld too, using an invisible nano-tech-whatever. Apparently his goal is to make Bond feel useless. I knew it was a deliberate choice by the writer, but I wasn't sure if I should hate it a little or hate it a lot.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 27, 2022 05:18 PM (44ww/)

71 Ih no. First Green Day now Pink. Whatever shall I do?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:18 PM (OalnH)

72 67 My money says Bob Chapek is out at his next contract renewal in February 2023. He's allowed insane woke activists destroy the company's products and its once-favorable public image.

The irony is that Bob Iger is the name that's most often mentioned as his successor. He's the one who put Disney on the woke path in the first place.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 27, 2022 05:17 PM (guGkK)

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Sounds about right. It'd be like nominating Obama in 2024 after the failure of Biden.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 27, 2022 05:18 PM (LvTSG)

73 Kelly McGillis as a 'PhD astrophysicist,' and a bunch of fighter jocks who actually listen to her lectures? Oh, I totally bought that.

Right? I mean, come on guys, keep it real.

Posted by: Denise Richards, Nuclear Physicist at June 27, 2022 05:18 PM (/NCI4)

74 12 Elvis needs boats.


Aah, the sailing Elvis

Posted by: J. Frank Parnell at June 27, 2022 05:18 PM (La6gB)

75 Elvis played the best Elvis.

Posted by: TCB at June 27, 2022 05:16 PM (yxWuV)

He was a natural.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at June 27, 2022 05:18 PM (nByzo)

76
IMAX ticket = $15
Fuel cost to nearest IMAX theater, round trip = $150

Thanks Joe Biden! Imma buy some Joe Biden aviators.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at June 27, 2022 05:18 PM (0ocXn)

77 Pink is one of the few who can actually sing. I always knew she was a useful idiot but I appreciated her talent.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 27, 2022 05:18 PM (b9Rih)

78 Jennifer Connolly>> Kelly McGillis

Posted by: kraken at June 27, 2022 05:18 PM (Vr12I)

79 It's on IMAX here in Springfield Missouri tonight, 9:45PM MOMEinMO?

Posted by: Ethan Saunders at June 27, 2022 05:18 PM (W1E3x)

80 Pink says pro-lifers can't listen to her music.

Does she know that in order to listen to her music one has to be born?

Posted by: dantesed at June 27, 2022 05:18 PM (88xKn)

81 "To the audience: thank you for venturing out ... "
into the streets teeming with rats feeding on the unburied corpses of the COVID dead, right ? what a democrat thing to say.

no, honestly don't give a single turd if they just made the best movie in the billion-year history of the galaxy, never again. effem. die. ha-ha-ha.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at June 27, 2022 05:18 PM (DTbLr)

82 Bruce Campbell was good as an old fat elvis.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 27, 2022 05:19 PM (44ww/)

83 My mother got me a three month unlimited pass at Regal, and I live less than 4 miles from a Regal theater.

I'm going to the theater a good bit all of a sudden.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 27, 2022 05:19 PM (LvTSG)

84 Dated, but here's a bit related news:
"Female stalker assaults 'Top Gun' actress inside her WNC home, deputies say"
https://tinyurl.com/2bammm7k

Posted by: Mike Hammer ,etc., etc. at June 27, 2022 05:19 PM (atdmu)

85 It's a really fun movie.

First movie I've been to in a long time where people were chatting and laughing throughout the theater before the movie started, just happy to see a fun summer flick.

Posted by: DaisyB at June 27, 2022 05:19 PM (Hswbs)

86 >>>Oh by the way, who the fuck is Pink?

Posted by: ... at June 27, 2022 05:17 PM (dscaa)

Mary Poppins Practically Perfect Pink

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at June 27, 2022 05:19 PM (QYPq3)

87 I get when people see the volleyball scene that they figure its queer but... I mean imagine a bunch of female pilots in bikinis bashing a volleyball around, would that be lesbian? Or just eye candy?

Girls can use some eye candy too, and handsome young men in shorts exercising is okay for them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:19 PM (llsW/)

88 Dear Pink,

You are no longer allowed to assault my eardrums with that drek you call music.

Love,

Duke

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 27, 2022 05:19 PM (Qy7kP)

89 Ih no. First Green Day now Pink. Whatever shall I do?

Listen to artist that don't name themselves after colors?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 27, 2022 05:20 PM (Bd6X8)

90 39 Sorta on topic - Pink says pro-lifers can't listen to her music. Related, Beethoven disses sound-abled listeners!
Posted by: Indignatio Vindacatorem at June 27, 2022 05:14 PM (/DcDx)

Well, maybe I'll become pro-choice so I can listen to Pink

Posted by: Literally No one. at June 27, 2022 05:20 PM (vN+oL)

91 It's on IMAX here in Springfield Missouri tonight, 9:45PM MOMEinMO?
___

I go to MO to see the g-babies, not movies.

Sorry.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 27, 2022 05:20 PM (RAXdc)

92 Oh by the way, who the fuck is Pink?

C list pop star with a few hits about 25 years ago.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:20 PM (llsW/)

93 Kurt Russell played the best Elvis ever.


Russel, as actually in a movie with Elvis, played Elvis, and then played his illegitimate son.

Posted by: Paladin at June 27, 2022 05:20 PM (5S+8W)

94 Put up your dukes...

Bruce Campbell was the absolute best in Bubba Ho Tep.

Posted by: Gunslinger at June 27, 2022 05:20 PM (R2gO3)

95 Last movie I saw in theater was Armageddon, the loudest movie ever made. What's that, 17 years ago? Never get me out of the house to watch a movie ever again.
Posted by: gp's Dark Energy Acceleration at June 27, 2022 05:17 PM (qpX6U)

One of my guilty pleasure movies. It's also unapologetically America Fuck Yeah !!

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 27, 2022 05:20 PM (b9Rih)

96 I watched the first linked video above. I’ll go see it for the aerial scenes alone!

Posted by: Squid at June 27, 2022 05:20 PM (RLVhm)

97 Music From Big Pink > Pink

Posted by: JackStraw at June 27, 2022 05:20 PM (ZLI7S)

98 Right? I mean, come on guys, keep it real.
Posted by: Denise Richards, Nuclear Physicist at June 27, 2022 05:18 PM (/NCI4)

"Indeed" - Tara Reid, expert archeologist (Uwe Boll's Alone in the Dark).

Posted by: Thrawn at June 27, 2022 05:20 PM (Rl7KJ)

99 > Jennifer Connolly>> Kelly McGillis

She's certainly aged a lot better.

McGillis was friggin' scary the last time I saw her.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 27, 2022 05:20 PM (bW8dp)

100 Ih no. First Green Day now Pink. Whatever shall I do?

Listen to artist that don't name themselves after colors?


Uh-oh.

Posted by: Deep Purple at June 27, 2022 05:21 PM (/NCI4)

101 39 Sorta on topic - Pink says pro-lifers can't listen to her music. Related, Beethoven disses sound-abled listeners!
Posted by: Indignatio Vindacatorem at June 27, 2022 05:14 PM (/DcDx)



So then I guess listening to Pink music while having sex with Pink is probably right out then.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 27, 2022 05:21 PM (guGkK)

102 Top Gun Maverick is less Ghey than the first Top Gun... and it is not anti-American

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at June 27, 2022 05:21 PM (flINI)

103 Oh by the way, who the fuck is Pink?

C list pop star with a few hits about 25 years ago.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:20 PM (llsW/)

Not quite.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 27, 2022 05:21 PM (b9Rih)

104 Pink Floyd > Music From Big Pink > Pink Panther > Pink

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 27, 2022 05:21 PM (bW8dp)

105 99 > Jennifer Connolly>> Kelly McGillis

She's certainly aged a lot better.

McGillis was friggin' scary the last time I saw her.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 27, 2022 05:20 PM (bW8dp)

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Connolly...she has not aged that well. There's a reason she's always in pants in the movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 27, 2022 05:21 PM (LvTSG)

106 Music From Big Pink > Pink
Posted by: JackStraw at June 27, 2022 05:20 PM (ZLI7S)


^This^

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at June 27, 2022 05:22 PM (AiZBA)

107 I bought a hi-fi stereo Beta VCR, doubled my amp power, and got surround speakers for my little bitty swinging bachelor apt just so i could have my work friends over on Fri nites to watch Miami Vice.

When I got the Beta copy of Top Gun, I had to invite my neighbors too because the doorframe, walls, and ceiling/floor rattled so much in the movie's opening scenes.

Full Military Power FTW!

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 27, 2022 05:22 PM (4I/2K)

108 I guess I better get out and see it this weekend. Been so long since I've been to a theater.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 27, 2022 05:22 PM (5p7BC)

109 > Connolly...she has not aged that well. There's a reason she's always in pants in the movie.

Calves like a science class skeleton in socks!

Posted by: bonhomme at June 27, 2022 05:23 PM (eyxn4)

110 Geez, it's "Connelly". She won't let you bang her if you spell her name wrong.

Posted by: spindrift at June 27, 2022 05:23 PM (h5TKJ)

111 Jennifer Connelly is clearly not the same face she was born with but whoever she's using to cut it is a genius because she still looks human and quite lovely. I watched Parker recently (Jason Statham film) and they girl in there I couldn't identify because she looked a lot like Jennifer Lopez. But Jen Jen is like 50 now and she can't look like that any more...

except she does. Another great set of genes and doctoring.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:23 PM (llsW/)

112 Pink Floyd > Music From Big Pink > Pink Panther > Pink

Which one's Pink?

Posted by: JackStraw at June 27, 2022 05:23 PM (ZLI7S)

113 What are the theaters charging for popcorn now? How about soda? Hot dogs?

Posted by: gp's Dark Energy Acceleration at June 27, 2022 05:23 PM (qpX6U)

114 I got to fly a F-4 Phantom from the back seat as a Midshipman. Fantastic experience.
Posted by: Archer at June 27, 2022 05:12 PM (gmo/4)


Best I got was a ride in a Mohawk when I was a senior cadet in ROTC. My brother was in the battalion and set it up. Hell of a lot of fun!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 27, 2022 05:23 PM (anj39)

115 After Moulin Rouge, I swore off of Baz Luhrmann. Wild horses couldn't drag me to see Elvis.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at June 27, 2022 05:23 PM (L6lyg)

116 > Connolly...she has not aged that well.

Have you seen McGillis recently?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 27, 2022 05:23 PM (bW8dp)

117 Ih no. First Green Day now Pink. Whatever shall I do?

Listen to artist that don't name themselves after colors?

Uh-oh.
Posted by: Deep Purple at June 27, 2022 05:

Just because I love trivia. Pink named herself after the character in Reservoir Dogs.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 27, 2022 05:24 PM (b9Rih)

118 113 What are the theaters charging for popcorn now? How about soda? Hot dogs?
Posted by: gp's Dark Energy Acceleration at June 27, 2022 05:23 PM (qpX6U)

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Sneaking in a coke from outside the theater: priceless.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 27, 2022 05:24 PM (LvTSG)

119 110 Geez, it's "Connelly". She won't let you bang her if you spell her name wrong.
Posted by: spindrift at June 27, 2022 05:23 PM (h5TKJ)

Oops!! I'll call her tonight and apologize.

Posted by: kraken at June 27, 2022 05:24 PM (Vr12I)

120 115 After Moulin Rouge, I swore off of Baz Luhrmann. Wild horses couldn't drag me to see Elvis.
Posted by: hobbitopoly at June 27, 2022 05:23 PM (L6lyg)

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I wouldn't say Elvis is the most Luhrmann of the Luhrmanns, but it's pretty damn Luhrmann.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 27, 2022 05:24 PM (LvTSG)

121 I'm taking my oldest son and the Mrs to the Imax at Dulles Wednesday evening.

Last movie seen in a theater was They Shall Not be Forgotten.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at June 27, 2022 05:24 PM (8e5Cm)

122 TOPGUN

One word. All capital letters.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 27, 2022 05:25 PM (u82oZ)

123 >>> 31 I know, OT. So the Big Hot Take from the Left is that they are now free to practice praying to Satan in public on school grounds in front of children. "Church of Satan" is therefore fake-trending on fake-Twitter.

So with their tantrum, they're gonna practice abstinence and pray to Satan. I say go for it. You show us backards hick conservatards the whatfor.
Posted by: ... at June 27, 2022 05:12 PM (dscaa)

Well the Stan part is hardly new.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 27, 2022 05:25 PM (llON8)

124 Tom Cruise is a punk, and adheres to a stupid, made-up religion.

I’m gratified his movie is pro-America and pro- traditional military, and that it apparently gives Mainland China the middle finger.

But, for me personally, a hard pass on anything with Cruise in it. Nichole did well to get out of that marriage.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 27, 2022 05:25 PM (rzOL9)

125 And during Pride Month.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 27, 2022 05:25 PM (VdGjU)

126 116 > Connolly...she has not aged that well.

Have you seen McGillis recently?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 27, 2022 05:23 PM (bW8dp)


Well, she IS an aged angry lesbian.

Posted by: kraken at June 27, 2022 05:25 PM (Vr12I)

127 What are the theaters charging for popcorn now? How about soda? Hot dogs?
Posted by: gp's Dark Energy Acceleration at June 27, 2022 05:23 PM (qpX6U)

A small coke (really a large but they call it small) a small popcorn and milk duds (for Mrs D) $14.91.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 27, 2022 05:25 PM (anj39)

128 Hey Salty.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 27, 2022 05:25 PM (RAXdc)

129 The National Park Service announced that an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness has been reported at the Grand Canyon between the months of May and June, with up to 90 individuals experiencing symptoms that closely resemble norovirus (i.e. dysentery).

Noroviruses are a group of viruses that cause gastroenteritis or the inflammation of the stomach or intestines in people. According to CDC, norovirus is a highly contagious virus that causes diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain and anyone can get infected and sick with the virus.cause illness if it is not properly and carefully disinfected.”


Sorta sounds like the plot of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" 1977

Posted by: SMOD at June 27, 2022 05:25 PM (RHGPo)

130 Not all of us are traitorous communists, you know.

Posted by: Bobby Blue Bland at June 27, 2022 05:25 PM (bW8dp)

131 I find Connelly kind of hard to look at these days. She was a beauty as a young woman. But like a lot of Hollywood types, she's way too thin for a middle-aged woman. Makes her look drawn, skeletal.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 27, 2022 05:25 PM (ppBhU)

132 I have zero interest in seeing anything first run, but I might watch something in a theater/pub thing second run. Just hasn't been much out lately that's worth it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:25 PM (llsW/)

133 130 Not all of us are traitorous communists, you know.

Posted by: Bobby Blue Bland at June 27, 2022 05:25 PM (bW8dp)

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Barbara Stanwyck was a major 1.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 27, 2022 05:25 PM (LvTSG)

134 Geez, it's "Connelly". She won't let you bang her if you spell her name wrong.

She won't let me bang her if I spell it correctly.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 27, 2022 05:26 PM (Bd6X8)

135 If I may borrow a page from Joe Mannix but this chick sez if you want real music best put on some Iron Maiden and crank it to 11 cuz Metal is the pure sound of freedom.
https://pin.it/15ifGJi

Posted by: Robert at June 27, 2022 05:26 PM (4pe3U)

136 So many people told me to go see it, the last time I remember a movie having that positive word of mouth was something like Forest Gump.
Posted by: Blago at June 27, 2022 05:09 PM


Ugh. I hated Forest Gump.

Posted by: Chuck C at June 27, 2022 05:26 PM (hOAT3)

137 So the Big Hot Take from the Left is that they are now free to practice praying to Satan in public on school grounds in front of children.

Yep, they sure are, privately. You can pray to yourself, which is all you believe in, lefties. Just not a loud big prayer requiring others to join in.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:27 PM (llsW/)

138 Listen to artist that don't name themselves after colors?

Uh-oh.
Posted by: Deep Purple at June 27, 2022 05

Fuck!!
- pink Floyd

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:27 PM (OalnH)

139 Murica, fuck yeah!

Posted by: MAGA Lover at June 27, 2022 05:27 PM (ufFY8)

140 What people seem to be saying about the Wokeyear movie is it's not really a kids movie.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 27, 2022 05:27 PM (YV6PJ)

141 I’ve never forgiven Jennifer Conolly for her breast-reduction surgery.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 27, 2022 05:27 PM (rzOL9)

142 Minions are those little yellow guys, right? How would IMAX enhance that experience?

Posted by: t-bird at June 27, 2022 05:27 PM (D6lWx)

143
Coronado beach bar and beach house bungalo, totally reasonable that a young Jennifer could pull this off, so to speak.

Posted by: Auspex at June 27, 2022 05:28 PM (Xo3T0)

144 David Frum's hot take on this supreme court decision is "now people can chant Allahu Akbar" in the stands at a game!

Um yeah and? You can chant anything you want, including LETS GO BRANDON

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:28 PM (llsW/)

145 It's Cruise's first billion dollar movie, which seems strange, because he's been at this a while, and he's been in a lot of movies.



Consider the competition for this movie. His older movies were not competing against garbage.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 27, 2022 05:28 PM (lTGtQ)

146 Independence Day weekend ace? It will definitely be in IMAX.

Posted by: buzzion at June 27, 2022 05:28 PM (vMCab)

147 Watching a Baz Lurhman movie is like having ADD. It's fun for some people, but torture for someone like me. That said, the movie Australia is very good, maybe in spite of him.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 27, 2022 05:28 PM (44ww/)

148 No one even remembers us any more.

Posted by: Frijid Pink at June 27, 2022 05:28 PM (bW8dp)

149 124 Tom Cruise is a punk, and adheres to a stupid, made-up religion



Bruh they are all made up if you think about.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:28 PM (OalnH)

150 Uh-oh.
Posted by: Deep Purple


I hear ya.

Posted by: Simply Red at June 27, 2022 05:29 PM (D6lWx)

151 Listen to artist that don't name themselves after colors?

Uh-oh.
Posted by: Deep Purple at June 27, 2022 05

Fuck!!
- pink Floyd
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:27 PM (OalnH)
***

I know, right??!!

Posted by: Black Sabbath at June 27, 2022 05:29 PM (anj39)

152 What people seem to be saying about the Wokeyear movie is it's not really a kids movie.

The word is that its dumb, not fun, isn't for kids, and has nothing to do with Buzz Lightyear. And despite clearly having said that he is Buzz's father in the first Toy Story, the big bad guy Zurg is Buzz Lightyear, somehow. And then there's the dumb lesbian couple has a baby thing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:29 PM (llsW/)

153 David Frum's hot take on this supreme court decision is "now people can chant Allahu Akbar" in the stands at a game!

Another retarded Canadian. Embarrassing.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at June 27, 2022 05:29 PM (VdGjU)

154 There's a ghost Elvis in Mystery Train. More notable for Joe Strummer from The Clash acting opposite Steve Buscemi.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at June 27, 2022 05:30 PM (es0Dj)

155 I’ve never forgiven Jennifer Conolly for her breast-reduction surgery.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 27, 2022 05:27 PM (rzOL9

I think she just lost a lot of weight, no surgery

Posted by: JoeF. at June 27, 2022 05:30 PM (mR6Gs)

156 Elvis needs boats.
Posted by: JackStraw

He's got Bigfoot's UFO

Posted by: Miklos Nixon at June 27, 2022 05:30 PM (thbCK)

157 Lana, call Kenny Loggins, cuz you're in the Danger Zone.


Kenny Loggins? From Kenny Loggins Roasters?

- Lana Kane

Posted by: Archer at June 27, 2022 05:30 PM (gmo/4)

158 {{{SMH}}}. And a tip of the hat to your hard-working Ex-Ex.

Grandchildren >>>> any movie. You are smart.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 27, 2022 05:30 PM (u82oZ)

159 Dullards like Frum are too stupid to get that yeah people can do that. And that is a good thing.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:30 PM (OalnH)

160 Consider the competition for this movie. His older movies were not competing against garbage.

I think its broader than that. This movie is in competition or contradiction to EVERY movie that's been put out for like a decade.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:30 PM (llsW/)

161 the movie Australia is very good, maybe in spite of him.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 27, 2022


***
I think it was great because of Nicole. Yes, I'm biased; stipulated. But she even looked hot on the cattle drive with that wide-brimmed fedora on.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 27, 2022 05:31 PM (c6xtn)

162 Uh-oh.
Posted by: Deep Purple at June 27, 2022 05

Fuck!!
- pink Floyd
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:27 PM (OalnH)

Bloody 'ell

Posted by: Black Sabbath at June 27, 2022 05:31 PM (mR6Gs)

163 It's Cruise's first billion dollar movie, which seems strange, because he's been at this a while...

So have we.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at June 27, 2022 05:31 PM (D6lWx)

164 TOPGUN

One word. All capital letters.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 27, 2022 05:25 PM


Top gun a movie about Naval aviators in knife fighting range aerial dog fights that never use their guns.


Switching to missiles.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 27, 2022 05:31 PM (bVYXr)

165 Hey, Joe XiDen, no, Christianity is not made up.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 27, 2022 05:31 PM (rzOL9)

166 "A small coke (really a large but they call it small) a small popcorn and milk duds (for Mrs D) $14.91."

That's around the price I expected. Now I have an urge to pick
popcorn debris and caramel out of my teeth, even though there's none there.

Posted by: gp's Dark Energy Acceleration at June 27, 2022 05:31 PM (qpX6U)

167 Going into the weekend that Buzz Lightyear opened, I knew only three things about it:

1. No Tim Allen
2. Story focused on lesbian grandmas
3. Chris Evans called out disapproving fans as "idiots" and "dinosaurs who will die off soon"

Not. Interested.

Nice promotional work you did there for your $200,000 flick, Disney. Are you taking marketing advice from Gillette these days?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 27, 2022 05:31 PM (guGkK)

168 Tom Cruise is a punk, and adheres to a stupid, made-up religion

HARAM

*readies fatwa*

Posted by: Mullah Miklos, freelance Mahdi at June 27, 2022 05:31 PM (thbCK)

169 That Maverick is such a scamp!

Posted by: Patty Benjamin, Admiral's Daughter at June 27, 2022 05:31 PM (4I/2K)

170 Another of my guilty pleasure movies is 3000 Miles to Graceland. Just a coincidence that Kurt Russell stars in it.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 27, 2022 05:32 PM (b9Rih)

171 Too bad there's only 16 billion other music choices, huh? I guess we'll die without her.

But I have an idea, why don't we make the Fight for Life about *you*, sweetheart? Seems to be the in thing.

Posted by: ... at June 27, 2022 05:32 PM (dscaa)

172 Uh-oh.
Posted by: Deep Purple at June 27, 2022 05

Fuck!!
- pink Floyd
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:27 PM (OalnH)

Bloody 'ell
Posted by: Black Sabbath at June 27, 2022 05:31 PM (mR6Gs)

No way, man

Posted by: Blue Oyster Cult at June 27, 2022 05:32 PM (mR6Gs)

173 Songs from the Big Chair > Music From Big Pink > Pink

Posted by: Chuck C at June 27, 2022 05:32 PM (hOAT3)

174 I've said it before and I'll say it again...yeah, TOPGUN was a good movie. But I'm ready for Fury II set in the Battle of 723 Easting.
Screw the airplanes. Lets see some good tank fighting!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 27, 2022 05:32 PM (anj39)

175 OT: I'm finally acknowledging that I am in fact over 29 so I'm calling to get an eye exam and they all want insurance info before scheduling. Is an eye exam really that fcking expensive that people refuse to pay all the time (yes, it's been a long time since I've made any other appointments with new services)?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 27, 2022 05:33 PM (llON8)

176
Best I got was a ride in a Mohawk when I was a senior cadet in ROTC. My brother was in the battalion and set it up. Hell of a lot of fun!
Posted by: Diogenes
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Lucky fellow!

OTOH, friend of mine died in a Mohawk crash. They did not have zero-zero seats.

Posted by: Mike Hammer ,etc., etc. at June 27, 2022 05:33 PM (atdmu)

177 JUST IN -- Pelosi, the speaker of the US House, labels the Supreme Court an "extremist" body that punishes the American people.

Posted by: SMOD at June 27, 2022 05:33 PM (RHGPo)

178 Jennifer Connolly was hot in The Rocketeer.

Hmmm. That was a long time ago.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 27, 2022 05:33 PM (u82oZ)

179 Listen to artist that don't name themselves after colors?

"What the hell??"
--Rainbow

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:34 PM (llsW/)

180 Fuck!!
- pink Floyd
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:27 PM (OalnH)

Bloody 'ell
Posted by: Black Sabbath at June 27, 2022 05:31 PM (mR6Gs)

No way, man

Posted by: Blue Oyster Cult at June 27, 2022 05:32 PM (mR6Gs)

Jack White.

Posted by: White Stripes at June 27, 2022 05:34 PM (nByzo)

181 177 JUST IN -- Pelosi, the speaker of the US House, labels the Supreme Court an "extremist" body that punishes the American people.
Posted by: SMOD at June 27, 2022 05:33 PM (RHGPo)

She just described herself

Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 05:34 PM (bs+z0)

182 After Moulin Rouge, I swore off of Baz Luhrmann. Wild horses couldn't drag me to see Elvis.
Posted by: hobbitopoly at June 27, 2022 05:23 PM (L6lyg)

=========

I wouldn't say Elvis is the most Luhrmann of the Luhrmanns, but it's pretty damn Luhrmann.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 27, 2022 05:24 PM (LvTSG)

Never heard his name before, but I have seen Moulin Rouge. So yeah, no. I'm not an Elvis fan in the first place, but if I was I'd watch Elvis movies, not some hobosectional pretty boy pretending to be Elvis.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 27, 2022 05:34 PM (YV6PJ)

183 I think I've developed a chip on my shoulder when it comes to the woke crap in movies and on TV. I used to be able to tolerate it in limited amounts, but now ANY woke shit pisses me off. There's not much I can watch any more outside of some documentaries and histories.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at June 27, 2022 05:34 PM (sWM8x)

184 Uh-oh.
Posted by: Deep Purple at June 27, 2022 05

Fuck!!
- pink Floyd
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:27 PM (OalnH)
Bloody 'ell
Posted by: Black Sabbath at June 27, 2022 05:31 PM (mR6Gs)
No way, man
Posted by: Blue Oyster Cult at June 27, 2022 05:32 PM (mR6Gs)

Here we go again...

Posted by: Whitesnake at June 27, 2022 05:34 PM (mR6Gs)

185 "This movie is in competition or contradiction to EVERY movie that's been put out for like a decade."

I'll give another shout out to "First Man," (201 pro-American and under-rated movie with a big heart.

Posted by: gp's Dark Energy Acceleration at June 27, 2022 05:34 PM (qpX6U)

186 Elvis played the best Elvis ever.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 27, 2022 05:34 PM (8GBH4)

187 165 Hey, Joe XiDen, no, Christianity is not made up.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 27, 2022 05:31 PM (rzOL9)

All religions are. And it’s silly to say one is made up but another isn’t. They're all stories that someone wrote. Your are just arguing over who has the cooler characters and shit.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:34 PM (OalnH)

188 I thought Top Gun: Maverick suffered from what seemed like a total absence of character development or a general moral to the story. Cruise's "Maverick" was the same all around great guy at the end of the movie as he was at the start. Really, only the supporting characters experienced any character growth, which happened from getting to know great guy and hero Maverick.

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 27, 2022 05:35 PM (kfRGj)

189 Bruh they are all made up if you think about.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:28 PM (OalnH)

There's an answer to why everything is coincidentally here and it's not the accidental all-encompassing magic of primordial ooze.

You may not like the Answer but it doesn't mean it's not real.

Posted by: ... at June 27, 2022 05:35 PM (dscaa)

190 Tom Cruise got to do it to Rebecca De Mornay at the time when she was peak Rebecca De Mornay.

Posted by: Archer at June 27, 2022 05:35 PM (gmo/4)

191 JUST IN -- Pelosi, the speaker of the US House, labels the Supreme Court an "extremist" body that punishes the American people.
Posted by: SMOD at June 27, 2022 05:33 PM (RHGPo)

The just won't stop until someone gets killed

Posted by: JoeF. at June 27, 2022 05:35 PM (mR6Gs)

192 I used to be able to tolerate it in limited amounts, but now ANY woke shit pisses me off.

Yeah, same. I have no tolerance any more. I used to put up with it in books to get to the other parts, I used to listen to songs that annoyed me because I liked the music but... not any longer. Just too much, go away.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:35 PM (llsW/)

193 >>> 177 JUST IN -- Pelosi, the speaker of the US House, labels the Supreme Court an "extremist" body that punishes the American people.
Posted by: SMOD at June 27, 2022 05:33 PM (RHGPo)

But releasing murderers and rapists because of a flu, riots, massive fcking election fraud, vaxx mandates and runaway inflation are totes good for the American people.

cvnt.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 27, 2022 05:35 PM (llON8)

194 OT: I'm finally acknowledging that I am in fact over 29 so I'm calling to get an eye exam and they all want insurance info before scheduling. Is an eye exam really that fcking expensive that people refuse to pay all the time (yes, it's been a long time since I've made any other appointments with new services)?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket
----

Everything is outrageously expensive, particularly those services that are subsidized by insurance.

Posted by: Mike Hammer ,etc., etc. at June 27, 2022 05:35 PM (atdmu)

195 I'm thinking the long term results of this woketard LGBXYZ messaging to kids will be long term backlash. A lot of people will understand and be resentful of what they are doing to children.

Posted by: mikethemoose at June 27, 2022 05:36 PM (T/vhV)

196 Peak Jennifer Connely was Career Opportunities.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:36 PM (OalnH)

197 The just won't stop until someone gets killed
Posted by: JoeF. at June 27, 2022 05:35 PM (mR6Gs)



Stop? The first person killed will only be the appetizer.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 27, 2022 05:36 PM (guGkK)

198 >>Songs from the Big Chair > Music From Big Pink > Pink

This is an incorrect opinion.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 27, 2022 05:36 PM (ZLI7S)

199 Tom Cruise got to do it to Rebecca De Mornay at the time when she was peak Rebecca De Mornay.

Rebecca De Mornay's makeup artist, you mean?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:36 PM (llsW/)

200 Mister Scott (formerly GWS)

BVR (Beyond Visual Range) is where it really is at, these days. But it translates poorly on the screen.

Just like all the space and naval movies put units too close. A pet peeve of mine.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at June 27, 2022 05:36 PM (u82oZ)

201 Uh-oh.
Posted by: Deep Purple at June 27, 2022 05
Fuck!!
- pink Floyd
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:27 PM (OalnH)
Bloody 'ell
Posted by: Black Sabbath at June 27, 2022 05:31 PM (mR6Gs)
No way, man
Posted by: Blue Oyster Cult at June 27, 2022 05:32 PM (mR6Gs)

Here we go again...
Posted by: Whitesnake at June 27, 2022 05:34 PM (mR6Gs)
Cool, man

Posted by: The Black Keys at June 27, 2022 05:36 PM (mR6Gs)

202 Right on pages 10-11, SCOTUS spells it out for those who needed help, such as incoming justice Ketanji Brown Jackson (she isn’t a biologist, after all.) They say the following:

“The regulation of a medical procedure that only one sex can undergo does not trigger heightened constitutional scrutiny unless the regulation is a “mere pretext designed to effect an invidious discrimination against members of one sex or the other”

Posted by: SMOD at June 27, 2022 05:37 PM (RHGPo)

203 You may not like the Answer but it doesn't mean it's not real.
Posted by: ...
___

The "Oh Shit" line is gonna be LIT.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 27, 2022 05:37 PM (RAXdc)

204 Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:34 PM (OalnH)


I'm sorry for you. I truly am.

Posted by: Archer at June 27, 2022 05:37 PM (gmo/4)

205 The only movie that was a loser, they point out, was Lightyear. Which fell to fifth place.
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It's brown, flush it down.

Posted by: Axeman at June 27, 2022 05:37 PM (krQz2)

206 You may not like the Answer but it doesn't mean it's not real.

He's just bored and trolling

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:37 PM (llsW/)

207 Yeeeeow!

Posted by: James Brown at June 27, 2022 05:37 PM (bW8dp)

208 Lucky fellow!

OTOH, friend of mine died in a Mohawk crash. They did not have zero-zero seats.
Posted by: Mike Hammer ,etc., etc. at June 27, 2022 05:33 PM (atdmu)
***

Sorry to hear that.
My brother got shot down in his in Vietnam. 57mm took the tail off. He and the pilot punched out. Got lucky and were picked up fairly quickly.
For this ride, I went through the ejection seat class thinking...hells bels. But it was worth it.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 27, 2022 05:37 PM (anj39)

209 David Frum's hot take on this supreme court decision is "now people can chant Allahu Akbar" in the stands at a game!

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The "go to" for everything regarding religious liberty is "watch out for the Muslims!!!" To try and scare Christians.

As if they ever get "controlled" by any government ever.

If some Muslim coach did a prayer after a game, the school would have built a shrine in his honor.

Posted by: Blago at June 27, 2022 05:37 PM (PwNLq)

210 “The regulation of a medical procedure that only one sex can undergo does not trigger heightened constitutional scrutiny unless the regulation is a “mere pretext designed to effect an invidious discrimination against members of one sex or the other”
Posted by: SMOD

Hands off my prostate!

Posted by: My Miklos, my Choice at June 27, 2022 05:38 PM (thbCK)

211 Buzz Lightfoot and the Goblinoid from Mars should be a good sequel though.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 27, 2022 05:38 PM (8GBH4)

212 "they all want insurance info before scheduling."

It's ridiculous. You can show them you have the cash, offer to prepay even, but all medical pros still demand insurance to get an appointment.

Posted by: gp's Dark Energy Acceleration at June 27, 2022 05:38 PM (qpX6U)

213 Hmm. This just might be the first movie I will actually go to a theater to see in maybe decade.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 27, 2022 05:38 PM (Xrfse)

214 Whatever.

Posted by: Cream at June 27, 2022 05:38 PM (88xKn)

215 Your are just arguing over who has the cooler characters and shit.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:34 PM (OalnH)

===
You rang?
-Queen Esther

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 27, 2022 05:38 PM (EZebt)

216 JUST IN -- Pelosi, the speaker of the US House, labels the Supreme Court an "extremist" body that punishes the American people.
Posted by: SMOD at June 27, 2022 05:33 PM (RHGPo)

She just described herself
Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 05:34 PM (bs+z0)

That push she did to the little brown kid was about the most vile thing I've ever seen a politician do. It should cost her dearly. She should resign, maybe charged with felony assault on a child.

What a pig of a human she is, but I'm assuming nobody in the corporate media is reporting it.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 27, 2022 05:38 PM (YV6PJ)

217
Here we go again...
Posted by: Whitesnake at June 27, 2022 05:34 PM (mR6Gs)
Cool, man
Posted by: The Black Keys at June 27, 2022 05:36 PM (mR6Gs)

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

I see the party has started.

Posted by: Black-eyed Peas at June 27, 2022 05:38 PM (5pTK/)

218 Rebecca De Mornay's makeup artist, you mean?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:36 PM (llsW/)


Sure. Go ahead and destroy the fantasies of my youth.

Posted by: Archer at June 27, 2022 05:39 PM (gmo/4)

219 The Paterson Batman series (isn't it? of course it is)
needs to bring back Colin Ferrell and cast Christian Bale as Raz al' Ghul (sp?).

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 27, 2022 05:39 PM (44ww/)

220 > The "Oh Shit" line is gonna be LIT.

Indeed. Imagine the surprise when it turns out that Mumbo Jumbo the God of the Congo was really the head honcho all along.

Posted by: James Brown at June 27, 2022 05:39 PM (bW8dp)

221 I'd go see TG:M in a theater if I didn't have so many issues with outside and the public

Posted by: DB at June 27, 2022 05:40 PM (geLO8)

222 212 "they all want insurance info before scheduling."

It's ridiculous. You can show them you have the cash, offer to prepay even, but all medical pros still demand insurance to get an appointment.
Posted by: gp's Dark Energy Acceleration at June 27, 2022 05:38 PM (qpX6U)

Paperwork requirements or something no doubt.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at June 27, 2022 05:40 PM (b2nrj)

223 Everyone raved about The Batman but the more I see about it the dumber and worse it looks, down to stupid emo Bruce Wayne

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:40 PM (llsW/)

224 Girls can use some eye candy too, and handsome young men in shorts exercising is okay for them.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:19 PM (llsW/)

It was eye candy for the ladies. The love story was for the ladies. There's a reason the film made a ton of cash in the 80's. It was a perfect date movie.

Posted by: WiNO at June 27, 2022 05:40 PM (EpDzw)

225 In a nutshell:

Macho jets rule

Homos drool

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 27, 2022 05:40 PM (BFigT)

226 >>>I thought Top Gun: Maverick suffered from what seemed like a total absence of character development or a general moral to the story.

maybe, but he's the older guy, the mentor, is he still supposed to change and grow?

I guess his "growth" scene is the advice to "let go" which I guess he takes but it's very abstract and I don't really know how he takes it.

Posted by: ace at June 27, 2022 05:40 PM (B3oWe)

227 yeah man, want to see it on Imax.

I may have seen ET in the movie theaters but I never got to see Top Gun in theaters.

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 27, 2022 05:41 PM (OuH7W)

228 I see the Jan 6th kangaroo court is having a special "hearing" tomorrow on new "evidence "they manufactured, I mean they received

Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 05:41 PM (bs+z0)

229 There's an answer to why everything is coincidentally here and it's not the accidental all-encompassing magic of primordial ooze.

You may not like the Answer but it doesn't mean it's not real.
Posted by: ... at June 27, 2022 05:35 PM (dscaa)

Exactly. And religion is how people explained it through fantastical tales. Which is my point.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:41 PM (OalnH)

230 It's ridiculous. You can show them you have the cash, offer to prepay even, but all medical pros still demand insurance to get an appointment.
Posted by: gp's Dark Energy Acceleration at June 27, 2022 05:38 PM (qpX6U)

They want to know you can pay if they have to do something in an emergency. Just say you'll put down a little extra for exigencies.

Posted by: WiNO at June 27, 2022 05:41 PM (EpDzw)

231 I'm looking forward to watching Top Gun on the free OTA Movies! channel sometime in the future before I die.

Posted by: fd at June 27, 2022 05:42 PM (vrz2I)

232 maybe, but he's the older guy, the mentor, is he still supposed to change and grow?


Cruise's character was the antagonist. The other pilots, especially Goose's kid, were the protagonists.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 27, 2022 05:42 PM (guGkK)

233 All religions are. And it’s silly to say one is made up but another isn’t. They're all stories that someone wrote. Your are just arguing over who has the cooler characters and shit.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:34 PM


However, Electric Vehicles Will Save You!

Posted by: Chuck C at June 27, 2022 05:42 PM (hOAT3)

234 Pink says pro-lifers can't listen to her music.


I LOVE HER MUSIC!!!

Posted by: Pol Pot at June 27, 2022 05:42 PM (sAmhv)

235 whoa, thanks for the link. Fandango was poop

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 27, 2022 05:42 PM (OuH7W)

236 If some Muslim coach did a prayer after a game, the school would have built a shrine in his honor.

Which would be haram and he'd have to blow it up.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 27, 2022 05:42 PM (Bd6X8)

237 He's just bored and trolling

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:37 PM (llsW/)

I'm aware of many, many things. But I do like to front for the truth.

Posted by: ... at June 27, 2022 05:42 PM (dscaa)

238 It was eye candy for the ladies. The love story was for the ladies.

Yeah it worked well as a package.

Maverick suffered from what seemed like a total absence of character development

Yeah but... character development can be overstated as an importance to storytelling. How much character development does Conan go through? Sometimes someone is a complete character by the time the story is told and the importance is on events and interaction rather than the development of a character. That is a perfectly acceptable method of storytelling, whatever Campbell may insist.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (llsW/)

239 Why do characters have to grow and change and learn a lesson? It’s a movie not a ABC after school special, lol.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (OalnH)

240 "First Green Day now Pink. Whatever shall I do?"

I give Billie Joe a pass because his Brand is 'Asshole,' always has been. If I fretted about every artist's stupid politics, I'd have little art to consume.

Posted by: gp's Dark Energy Acceleration at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (qpX6U)

241 My turn to play guinea pig, I'm trying ZincPoint dot com to buy ammo from. Price was low, $250 for 1k 9mm ammo. But haven't dealt with them before.

Fingers crossed.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (XvPQV)

242 I thought the official position of AOS was that Hollywood and Sports were equally verboten. No wonder
I've. banned for 5 years. I used to be Lincolntf.

Posted by: BPT at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (JyQWU)

243 Things I have sworn off of:

1. Religious discussions on AoSHQ.

Posted by: kraken at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (Vr12I)

244 187 XiDen, take your atheist bullshit talking points and shove ‘em.

It’s an atheist mindset that led this country to where it is today.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (rzOL9)

245 > David Frum's hot take on this supreme court decision is "now people can chant Allahu Akbar" in the stands at a game!


Yeah, and? They always could.

You know, I've never figured out why that fuckstick is even here. His Canadian homeland has exactly the type of government he seems to prefer.

I wish we could deport him.




Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (bW8dp)

246 And Lightyear is trash. And I say that as someone who sorta liked the CGI in it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (XvPQV)

247 The bad things said about Batman were correct. But for some reason I don't want to recommend against.

1) Everyone is low-T.
2) Duct Tape Riddler is a garbage villain.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (44ww/)

248 228 I see the Jan 6th kangaroo court is having a special "hearing" tomorrow on new "evidence "they manufactured, I mean they received
Posted by: It's me donna at June 2

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lemme guess every cop in the tristate area, active and retired, who have died or have been hospitalized in the last 2 years are now considered KIA victims of the insurrection. Does not apply to Babbitt and Boyland.

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (OuH7W)

249 So we just walked i th door, and saw that Ace had posted this.


Oh, where were we coming home from?

Seeing Top-Gun, Maverick for the second time.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (1n+EO)

250 I see the Jan 6th kangaroo court is having a special "hearing" tomorrow on new "evidence "they manufactured, I mean they received
Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 05:41 PM (bs+z0)


What?
Bwahahahahaha!!!!
Oh STOP IT!
You're killing me here.
"New" evidence???
I'm dying I tell ya!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (anj39)

251 >>> 228 I see the Jan 6th kangaroo court is having a special "hearing" tomorrow on new "evidence "they manufactured, I mean they received
Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 05:41 PM (bs+z0)

Are they going to show how abortion rights really do pay for groceries?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 27, 2022 05:44 PM (llON8)

252 Things I have sworn off of:

1. Religious discussions on AoSHQ.
Posted by: kraken at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (Vr12I)


Okay, I'll bite. What's the other thing?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 27, 2022 05:44 PM (guGkK)

253 Everyone raved about The Batman but the more I see about it the dumber and worse it looks, down to stupid emo Bruce Wayne
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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It was decent but not the quality of the Nolan films.
The world it builds almost feels like a different reality. It really steals a lot of the David Fincher feel of movies, like Seven.

The Nolan Batman movies felt incredibly grounded, almost like something that could really happen.

I didn't like Pattinson, but he wasnt terrible. Just seemed to "boyish" for Batman.

Posted by: Blago at June 27, 2022 05:44 PM (PwNLq)

254 "First Green Day now Pink. Whatever shall I do?"
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So Pink is the one demanding devotion for her music?

I continue not to listen to her.

Posted by: Axeman at June 27, 2022 05:45 PM (krQz2)

255 However, Electric Vehicles Will Save You!
Posted by: Chuck C at June 27, 2022 05:42 PM (hOAT3)

Elon is a God so you are on to something.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:45 PM (OalnH)

256 That's what Leftist do, put their crimes on opponents while they are doing it.

Posted by: Skip at June 27, 2022 05:45 PM (2JoB8)

257 Things I have sworn off of:

1. Religious discussions on AoSHQ.
Posted by: kraken at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (Vr12I)
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Splitter!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 27, 2022 05:45 PM (EZebt)

258 > Maverick suffered from what seemed like a total absence of character development
______________

If you've ever known a Naval Aviator....

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 27, 2022 05:45 PM (BFigT)

259 >>What's the other thing?


Always the toughest question.

Posted by: Rick Perry at June 27, 2022 05:45 PM (lJiaS)

260 >>> 242 I thought the official position of AOS was that Hollywood and Sports were equally verboten. No wonder
I've. banned for 5 years. I used to be Lincolntf.
Posted by: BPT at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (JyQWU)

We have official positions?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 27, 2022 05:45 PM (llON8)

261 Like I said, I got a little rattled from the intensity of the noise and the very large IMAX screen so maybe seeing it on a conventionally-sized movie screen would be better for some.

* voiceover *

But not. For. The. Ghost. Of Endor.

Posted by: William Shatner at June 27, 2022 05:45 PM (a3Q+t)

262 I have to think that if some of Cruise’s earlier movies had their grosses adjusted for inflation, then he would have more than one movie that has hit the billion-dollar mark.

Posted by: Cybernetic at June 27, 2022 05:45 PM (xawZJ)

263 252 Things I have sworn off of:

1. Religious discussions on AoSHQ.
Posted by: kraken at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (Vr12I)

Okay, I'll bite. What's the other thing?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at June 27, 2022 05:44 PM (guGkK)

2. Predicting Elections

Posted by: kraken at June 27, 2022 05:45 PM (Vr12I)

264 And I say that as someone who sorta liked the CGI in it.

But here's the thing: as Chato notes on Youtube, its all wrong for what its supposed to be. This is supposed to be a movie made in 1995 that Andy went and saw, according to the intro of the film.

But CGI back then looked like the Money for Nothing video Dire Straits put out. It is clearly NOT what Andy went and saw, and even if it was, there's not a snowball's chance in hell that he'd have wanted a toy from that movie, unless it was the cat.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:46 PM (llsW/)

265 Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:34 PM (OalnH)

Trolling again, I see.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 27, 2022 05:46 PM (FZ2cV)

266 Top Gun: Maverick was everything I wanted in a Top Gun movie. The last act, especially, was so crazy that I was nearly jumping up and down in my seat.

I think most of Maverick's character growth came in the last two minutes of the film, when the woman appeared again. It was his last hurrah.

Also, the plane in the opening scene -- SR-71 on stealth?? Yes, yes please!

Posted by: Beltway Elite at June 27, 2022 05:46 PM (PTLUG)

267 228 I see the Jan 6th kangaroo court is having a special "hearing" tomorrow on new "evidence "they manufactured, I mean they received
Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 05:41 PM (bs+z0)

Guessing the others are

MaryAnn vs Ginger
Ketchup on hot dogs

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:46 PM (OalnH)

268 247 The bad things said about Batman were correct. But for some reason I don't want to recommend against.

1) Everyone is low-T.
2) Duct Tape Riddler is a garbage villain.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

yeah....maybe

one, you either like it or you don't. I mean, it's interesting to see Batman played as invulnerable as IronMan with a skinny fat lezi cat girl. I forget what they do...but In fact, as much as I like Nirvana, and Something in the Way...I don't think it's as engaging as the director thinks it is to use 24 times in the movie.

two, Batman is the vilian and the Riddler is correct...batman is an ally to corruption. Sure, he beats up pick pockets but since EVERYUONE in Gotham is corrupt, he is essentially protecting dirty cops and politicians.

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 27, 2022 05:46 PM (OuH7W)

269 "they all want insurance info before scheduling."

It's ridiculous. You can show them you have the cash, offer to prepay even, but all medical pros still demand insurance to get an appointment.

Posted by: gp's Dark Energy Acceleration at June 27, 2022 05:38 PM


Because of insurance fraud laws. Let's say hypothetically that a guy with insurance wanted to get a knee replacement and found out the cash price was less than the co-pay and deductible charges his insurance would charge him and it was also below his catastrophic cap amount for the year.


It would be cheaper to pay cash but the doctor and the patient could be charged with insurance fraud. And yes the insurance companies are very aggressive with that stuff.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 27, 2022 05:46 PM (bVYXr)

270 We have official positions?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 27, 2022 05:45 PM (llON


More like guidelines, really.

Posted by: Capt. Barbossa at June 27, 2022 05:46 PM (guGkK)

271 Trolling again, I see.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 27, 2022 05:46 PM (FZ2cV)
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With a hint of Eeyore.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 27, 2022 05:46 PM (5pTK/)

272 take your atheist bullshit talking points and shove ‘em.

It’s an atheist mindset that led this country to where it is today.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (rzOL9)

He's a troll or troll-adjacent. Ignore him.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 27, 2022 05:47 PM (XvPQV)

273 You don't have to see it in IMAX, but do see it in the theater if you can. No green screens, great stunts, nice story line. First movie my husband and I have seen in a theatre since 2015, I think.

Posted by: bluebell at June 27, 2022 05:47 PM (aeePL)

274 235 whoa, thanks for the link. Fandango was poop
Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster



https://youtu.be/C43NuysXHBc

Posted by: ZZ Top at June 27, 2022 05:47 PM (sAmhv)

275 Tom Cruise's second most lucrative film was the previous Top Gun ($443.9 million adjusted for inflation). He's been in a lot of successful films but this one is in another class entirely.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:47 PM (llsW/)

276 Trolling again, I see.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 27, 2022 05:46 PM (FZ2cV)

Lol. Sure, sure.i point out something obvious and the usual suspects go apeshit. Whatever.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:47 PM (OalnH)

277 Tom Cruise's address to the audience prior to the start of the movie was exceedingly classy. He exhibited his profound understanding of his role as an entertainer for his paying audience.

After all the mess the studios and all the associated persons that craft the preachy woke dreck shovel into the theater, Tom reassured us that he knew what his job was, and he delivered in spades.

The movie started out great, held your interest, and ended with a resonance of good feelings when it ended. This movie was why popcorn was invented.

Kudos to Tom.

Now he has to make a movie with his Tropic Thunder character.

Posted by: Minuteman at June 27, 2022 05:48 PM (LaNzR)

278 The last movie I saw twice was Full Metal Jacket. Went back to see it the next night.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 27, 2022 05:48 PM (EZebt)

279 But here's the thing: as Chato notes on Youtube, its all wrong for what its supposed to be. This is supposed to be a movie made in 1995 that Andy went and saw, according to the intro of the film.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:46 PM (llsW/)
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That must have been the year that lesbian kisses were big in animated movies made for children.

Posted by: Axeman at June 27, 2022 05:48 PM (krQz2)

280 I'm tired after a full day at work. But I usually am, so it's hard for me to tell whether the fatigue is due to the Coof/cold, or just being up since 3:30 am.

I'll just sit on the couch with my laptop and little Stirling, who has wedged himself between the case and my shirtfront.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 27, 2022 05:48 PM (c6xtn)

281 We have official positions?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 27, 2022 05:45 PM


The usual. Mary Ann. .45 ACP. Longbows. Trebuchets. Vespas.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 27, 2022 05:48 PM (a3Q+t)

282 Marty doesn't grow in Back to the Future.

Back to the Future is still awesome.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at June 27, 2022 05:48 PM (LvTSG)

283 I saw Hunt for Red October about 10 times while it was in theaters

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 27, 2022 05:48 PM (OuH7W)

284 Would like to see it, I love aircraft war movies

Posted by: Skip at June 27, 2022 05:48 PM (2JoB8)

285 But here's the thing: as Chato notes on Youtube, its all wrong for what its supposed to be. This is supposed to be a movie made in 1995 that Andy went and saw, according to the intro of the film.

But CGI back then looked like the Money for Nothing video Dire Straits put out. It is clearly NOT what Andy went and saw, and even if it was, there's not a snowball's chance in hell that he'd have wanted a toy from that movie, unless it was the cat.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:46 PM (llsW/)

I'll forgive the CGI because nobody want's to see mid-90's CGI for an entire run time.

What I won't forgive is their inability to write and depict Buzz Lightyear as a hero. Gay stuff aside and that is cringe, Buzz isn't a frelling HERO in that movie.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 27, 2022 05:49 PM (XvPQV)

286 >>> 282 Marty doesn't grow in Back to the Future.

Back to the Future is still awesome.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at June 27, 2022 05:48 PM (LvTSG)

I'm trying and failing to come up with a short joke.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 27, 2022 05:50 PM (llON8)

287 Proof that he's a redneck!

Clarence Thomas And Wife Hit The Road To See Real America In 40 Foot Dream RV

-
I assume he has a custom horn that plays Dixie.

Posted by: Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 at June 27, 2022 05:50 PM (FVME7)

288 This set of stories about talking bushes and parting seas and a dude building an ark are legit and real. But these stories about alines coming to earth and creating man are made up.

Lol

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:50 PM (OalnH)

289 Eh I like Xiden. He mostly behaves himself.

Posted by: ... at June 27, 2022 05:50 PM (dscaa)

290 Yeah the Riddler seethes about lies and corruption ... well you can get 90% of the way there by reading blogs.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 27, 2022 05:50 PM (44ww/)

291 Marty doesn't grow in Back to the Future.

Exactly, The Hero's Journey is a way of telling a story, but only ONE of the ways. Insisting every story follow the same template is just not right.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:50 PM (llsW/)

292 In the Last Boy Scout, Joe Hallenback has a very small character arch. Just saying. He learned to forgive his wife and his favorite QB and dance a gig.

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 27, 2022 05:50 PM (OuH7W)

293 285 What I won't forgive is their inability to write and depict Buzz Lightyear as a hero. Gay stuff aside and that is cringe, Buzz isn't a frelling HERO in that movie.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 27, 2022 05:49 PM (XvPQV)

=====

He's a white man, though. Do you see the problem here?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at June 27, 2022 05:50 PM (LvTSG)

294 Cruise continue to do his job: Entertain.

The rest of Hollywood thinks their job is preaching the latest fad and telling their audience they're fools.

I think I see why Mr. Cruise keeps making money.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 27, 2022 05:50 PM (5pTK/)

295 >>Marty doesn't grow in Back to the Future.


Well. Studies suggest that Time Travel gives you Parkinson's.
I mean, 1.21 GigaWatts?

Being exposed to that kind of electrical charge...that can't be good for your nervous system.

Posted by: garrett at June 27, 2022 05:50 PM (lJiaS)

296 Marty doesn't grow in Back to the Future.

Back to the Future is still awesome.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at June 27, 2022 05:48 PM


The character that has the growth arc in BTTF is George McFly

Posted by: Chuck C at June 27, 2022 05:50 PM (hOAT3)

297
The love story in the first one sucked. The love story in the second one was competently passable.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, learning the value of horror with Wes Craven at June 27, 2022 05:13 PM (LvTSG)



For once, Tom Cruise gets a love interest who's age-appropriate. And it works.

The one thing about TC on-screen that really frickin' annoyed me is the mid-50s TC paired up with a 30 yr old actress, not to mention all the 21 yr old bit players who smile at him on-screen with damp underwear just to stroke his ego.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 27, 2022 05:51 PM (n+4am)

298 Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:50 PM (OalnH)

You have your opinion and I have mine...

Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 05:51 PM (bs+z0)

299 Diog,
Your story at #440 below was hilarious.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 27, 2022 05:51 PM (KAi1n)

300 My 16 year old informed me that Jurassic World is a "gigantic pile of trash". I'll take his word for it.

Posted by: Andy_in_Colorado at June 27, 2022 05:51 PM (CBrao)

301 two, Batman is the vilian and the Riddler is correct...batman is an ally to corruption. Sure, he beats up pick pockets but since EVERYUONE in Gotham is corrupt, he is essentially protecting dirty cops and politicians.
Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 27, 2022


***
I thought this Batman film was going to emphasize his detective abilities???

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 27, 2022 05:51 PM (c6xtn)

302 >>> 269
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Because of insurance fraud laws. Let's say hypothetically that a guy with insurance wanted to get a knee replacement and found out the cash price was less than the co-pay and deductible charges his insurance would charge him and it was also below his catastrophic cap amount for the year.


It would be cheaper to pay cash but the doctor and the patient could be charged with insurance fraud. And yes the insurance companies are very aggressive with that stuff.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 27, 2022 05:46 PM (bVYXr)

Thanks, this is good to know (although I'm still grumbling bc I remember some clinic in the DFW area that accepted a cash prepay). gubmint fcks everything up.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 27, 2022 05:51 PM (llON8)

303 296
The character that has the growth arc in BTTF is George McFly
Posted by: Chuck C at June 27, 2022 05:50 PM (hOAT3

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And Goose's kid is the one with an arc in Maverick.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at June 27, 2022 05:51 PM (LvTSG)

304 Tom Cruise's address to the audience prior to the start of the movie was exceedingly classy. He exhibited his profound understanding of his role as an entertainer for his paying audience.

After all the mess the studios and all the associated persons that craft the preachy woke dreck shovel into the theater, Tom reassured us that he knew what his job was, and he delivered in spades.

The movie started out great, held your interest, and ended with a resonance of good feelings when it ended. This movie was why popcorn was invented.

Kudos to Tom.

Now he has to make a movie with his Tropic Thunder character.
Posted by: Minuteman at June 27, 2022 05:48 PM (LaNzR)

Agreed. Tom, like Chris Pratt, gets out of the way of the audience. He's in the entertainment business, not personal message business.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 27, 2022 05:51 PM (XvPQV)

305 We watched the new Maverick film in an IMAX theatre and it was fun. I could care less about character development and could suspend reality for a while just to enjoy watching military aviation and the associated competitiveness and the swagger that goes with it (even if it was over the top).

Id go see it again becuz 'Murica!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 27, 2022 05:51 PM (CzRZX)

306 Tom Cruise's address to the audience prior to the start of the movie was exceedingly classy. He exhibited his profound understanding of his role as an entertainer for his paying audience.

Posted by: Minuteman

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Isnt it funny someone that believes in a fucked up Sci-Fi religion like Scientology has a better finger on the pulse of America and how not to alienate people?

It just shows you how far Hollywood has fallen with their politics.

Posted by: Blago at June 27, 2022 05:52 PM (PwNLq)

307 Marty doesn't grow in Back to the Future.

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It was Michael J. Fox (who has no Elvis in him), so he was past his growing phase.

Posted by: Axeman at June 27, 2022 05:52 PM (krQz2)

308 I'll forgive the CGI because nobody want's to see mid-90's CGI for an entire run time.

Here's what Chato suggested they do (he used to be an exec for network TV):

Start out with well animated kids watching 90s era cheesy graphics, the kind of stuff kids used to love even though we look back now and wince. Then zoon in on Andy eating popcorn and watching until we see it through HIS eyes, what HE sees when he watches it.

And have a better story, not some crappy Sci Fi script someone found in the dust back in a vault and stuck Buzz Lightyear's name on it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:52 PM (llsW/)

309 >>The character that has the growth arc in BTTF is George McFly


I think Marty experienced some uncomfortable growth in the backset with his Mom.

Posted by: garrett at June 27, 2022 05:52 PM (lJiaS)

310 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 27, 2022 05:52 PM (Zz0t1)

311 Fuck Disney. Fuck Pixar.

Fuck Joe Biden. AND his family.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 27, 2022 05:52 PM (Zz0t1)

312 Eh I like Xiden. He mostly behaves himself.
Posted by: ... at June 27, 2022 05:50 PM


Mostly

Posted by: Newt at June 27, 2022 05:53 PM (hOAT3)

313 Tom Cruise's address to the audience prior to the start of the movie was exceedingly classy. He exhibited his profound understanding of his role as an entertainer for his paying audience.

sra blaster and I kept going to the movies during COVID when they actually had some.

I think the first movie that came out in theater after COVID was Quiet Place 2 and the guy from The Office did the address, thank you for coming, it means something to me and all the cast and crew we wouldn't be here without you and it seemed really heartfelt.

Seems like this is de rigeur now.

Posted by: blaster at June 27, 2022 05:53 PM (6TxNR)

314 298 Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:50 PM (OalnH)

You have your opinion and I have mine...
Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 05:51 PM (bs+z0)

Yep.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:53 PM (OalnH)

315 Official positions? I'm just happy to be involved.

Posted by: Just The Punchline at June 27, 2022 05:53 PM (4I/2K)

316
Joe, everyone does not have their own "Truth"

Posted by: Auspex at June 27, 2022 05:53 PM (Xo3T0)

317 We have official positions?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 27, 2022 05:45 PM
*
The usual. Mary Ann. .45 ACP. Longbows. Trebuchets. Vespas.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 27, 2022


***
Bailey.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 27, 2022 05:53 PM (c6xtn)

318 We saw it in the theater this weekend, but there wasn't an IMAX showing, just a normal theater. That wasn't really worth it given how little attention AMC pays to it's non-premium theaters. I'm spoiled, though, because I have a nice setup at home.

Posted by: Xander Crews at June 27, 2022 05:54 PM (MpOGS)

319 Marty saves his father from the uncool 1950s, and saves his father-figure Doc from terrorists in a mini-bus. That's not a regular character arc, but there is some low-key revelation there.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 27, 2022 05:54 PM (44ww/)

320 All religions are. And it’s silly to say one is made up but another isn’t. They're all stories that someone wrote. Your are just arguing over who has the cooler characters and shit.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:34 PM (OalnH)

I expect your mother thought you were special, but the rest of us have another opinion.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 27, 2022 05:54 PM (okGHj)

321 I thought this Batman film was going to emphasize his detective abilities?

Yeah he does detective stuff, but most of it is pointing out stuff any cop with two brain cells to rub together would know or would have figured out in a matter of minutes.

He's a white man, though. Do you see the problem here?

And that's exactly it. The director SPECIFICALLY SAID it was about eliminating the "white savior" effect. Buzz not only doesn't save the day, he's the bad guy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:54 PM (llsW/)

322 >>The usual. Mary Ann. .45 ACP. Longbows. Trebuchets. Vespas.


Frosted (Pop Tarts)

Posted by: garrett at June 27, 2022 05:54 PM (lJiaS)

323 What? Nothing about the entire packed Amtrak train tipping over in Missouri?

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at June 27, 2022 05:55 PM (cMXNt)

324 I identify with the Minions.

Posted by: Archer at June 27, 2022 05:55 PM (gmo/4)

325 323 What? Nothing about the entire packed Amtrak train tipping over in Missouri?
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at June 27, 2022 05:55 PM (cMXNt)

Haven't seen much on it

Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 05:56 PM (bs+z0)

326 This set of stories about talking bushes and parting seas and a dude building an ark are Star Trek is legit and real. But these stories about alines coming to earth and creating man are Star Wars is made up.

Lol
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:50 PM (OalnH)

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 27, 2022 05:56 PM (EZebt)

327 I think Marty experienced some uncomfortable growth in the backset with his Mom.

And in bed with her perched at his side. Somehow that worked without being really creepy, and I think its because despite being hotter than an A10's barrel after emptying the magazine, she comes across as basically innocent and sweet.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:56 PM (llsW/)

328 Marty doesn't grow in Back to the Future.

Back to the Future is still awesome.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at June 27, 2022 05:48 PM (LvTSG)

CPO Ryback doesn't grow in Under Siege. Jordan Tate does though. Oh boy does she grow.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 27, 2022 05:56 PM (YV6PJ)

329 >>What? Nothing about the entire packed Amtrak train tipping over in Missouri?

Bruce Willis didn't get a scratch.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 27, 2022 05:56 PM (ZLI7S)

330 Fuck Joe Biden. AND his family.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 27, 2022 05:52 PM


Sounds like they've done well that for us.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 27, 2022 05:56 PM (a3Q+t)

331 >>Nothing about the entire packed Amtrak train


243 people on a train that was bleeding money the entire trip.

Posted by: garrett at June 27, 2022 05:56 PM (lJiaS)

332 everyone does not have their own "Truth"
Posted by: Auspex at June 27, 2022 05:53 PM (Xo3T0)

Ok I’ll bite. What is the “truth” regrading what the bible says. Is it all real? Can you prove it all?

There’s no truth in any of it. They're all at best theories.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:56 PM (OalnH)

333 323 What? Nothing about the entire packed Amtrak train tipping over in Missouri?
Posted by: MAGA_Ken



Did not hear about that.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 27, 2022 05:56 PM (sAmhv)

334 It would be cheaper to pay cash but the doctor and the patient could be charged with insurance fraud. And yes the insurance companies are very aggressive with that stuff.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at June 27, 2022 05:46 PM (bVYXr)


Not that I doubt you, because that is *so* current government, but how is it fraud to choose to avoid invoking health insurance? If someone scrapes my bumper and offers me $500 to not report it, am I defrauding my car insurance company or theirs?

Posted by: Chuck C at June 27, 2022 05:57 PM (hOAT3)

335 Must miss!

Posted by: Jimco Industries at June 27, 2022 05:57 PM (vbWqB)

336
Sounds like they've done well that for us.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 27, 2022 05:56 PM (a3Q+t)



Your point is very valid.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 27, 2022 05:57 PM (Zz0t1)

337 Marty drives a DeLorean. Enough said.

Posted by: Cream at June 27, 2022 05:57 PM (88xKn)

338 I thought this Batman film was going to emphasize his detective abilities?
*
Yeah he does detective stuff, but most of it is pointing out stuff any cop with two brain cells to rub together would know or would have figured out in a matter of minutes.
. . .
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022


***
Adam West's Batman was better than that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 27, 2022 05:57 PM (c6xtn)

339 Yep.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:53 PM (OalnH)
---
And it doesn't matter what your opinion is. People get a right to free exercise of their religion and a coach prayer doesn't "establish a religion". (And he's not Congress either).

"Free exercise" is obvious and express. It's somebody's story how a coach praying at mid-field is kinda-sorta like establishing a state church.

Posted by: Axeman at June 27, 2022 05:57 PM (krQz2)

340 I kind of want to hear Jordan Peterson tell us about Back to the Future.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 27, 2022 05:57 PM (44ww/)

341 Jordan Tate does though. Oh boy does she grow.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 27, 2022 05:56 PM


Next thing you know, she'll be dating musicians.

Posted by: Chuck C at June 27, 2022 05:57 PM (hOAT3)

342 I think the first movie that came out in theater after COVID was Quiet Place 2 and the guy from The Office did the address, thank you for coming, it means something to me and all the cast and crew we wouldn't be here without you and it seemed really heartfelt.

Seems like this is de rigeur now.
Posted by: blaster at June 27, 2022 05:53 PM (6TxNR)
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Krasinsky tells a really funny story about British customs, too.

https://tinyurl.com/2zxd6au3

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 27, 2022 05:57 PM (5pTK/)

343 Marty drives a DeLorean. Enough said.
Posted by: Cream at June 27, 2022 05:57 PM (88xKn)



She don't lie.....

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 27, 2022 05:58 PM (Zz0t1)

344 Everyone needs to take a minute and watch the Beavis and Butthead link from the last thread, because it is very, very funny.

Posted by: DaisyB at June 27, 2022 05:58 PM (Hswbs)

345 osted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:47 PM (OalnH)

That was going apeshit?!!. LOL. Go cry to mommy

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 27, 2022 05:58 PM (FZ2cV)

346 I’ve always thought that the only reason that the “Despicable Me” movies were made was because of the Minions.

Though their making Gru’s rival in the first movie a lookalike for Bill Gates was a nice touch:

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 27, 2022 05:59 PM (rzOL9)

347 What? Nothing about the entire packed Amtrak train tipping over in Missouri?
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at June 27, 2022 05:55 PM (cMXNt)

Son of a bitch!

Posted by: George Caldwell at June 27, 2022 05:59 PM (4I/2K)

348 328 Marty doesn't grow in Back to the Future.

Back to the Future is still awesome.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at June 27, 2022 05:48 PM (LvTSG)

CPO Ryback doesn't grow in Under Siege. Jordan Tate does though. Oh boy does she grow.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 27, 2022 05:56 PM (YV6PJ)

Not all characters need to grow and develop during a story. I wish I could hammer that fact home into the reviewing and critiquing community.

Some characters are complete, fully formed, and you're watching them have adventures or otherwise overcoming obstacles. In fact, a "good" character shouldn't change, as that typically means going from a good character to a flawed character instead.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 27, 2022 05:59 PM (XvPQV)

349 David Frum's hot take

We all know what Frum considers a 'hot take'.

Posted by: Frum's cabana boy at June 27, 2022 05:59 PM (ufFY8)

350 Posted by: DaisyB at June 27, 2022 05:58 PM (Hswbs)

Yes; It was funny.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 27, 2022 05:59 PM (FZ2cV)

351 On AoS we should never talk about Sex or Religion.. Well maybe not Religion

Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 05:59 PM (bs+z0)

352 Adam West's Batman was better than that.

The scenes I saw, particularly using his computer to solve a clue, looked a hell of a lot like a more polished, darker version of that Batman. Put it in the Bat-Computer! (computer slowly dissolves the image to reveal the clue).

IT also appears to be filmed in M Night Shamalamadingdong - o - vision with scenes taking 5 minutes to develop what should have taken 30 seconds

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 05:59 PM (llsW/)

353 CPO Ryback doesn't grow in Under Siege. Jordan Tate does though. Oh boy does she grow.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 27, 2022 05:56 PM (YV6PJ)

Steven Seagal doesn't do any character growth in his movies - growth is delegated to Seagal's waistline and ego.

Posted by: Thrawn at June 27, 2022 06:00 PM (Rl7KJ)

354 How does John McClain "grow" in Die Hard?

Posted by: Axeman at June 27, 2022 06:00 PM (krQz2)

355 I think the thing with the free exercise case is that from a game theory perspective, it's better overall to retain a competent coach (and if the coach isn't, that's how you fire him) then to force the coach out, he files a lawsuit, then pay him damages and rehire him.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 27, 2022 06:00 PM (KAi1n)

356 Marty can care about Doc after he stops having contempt for his own dad. George stands up for himself, the first time against Biff, and the second time against a random bully without any prompting. So it wasn't a fluke.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 27, 2022 06:00 PM (44ww/)

357 Some here I just scroll past as soon as I see the nic. I have no delusions that I probably evoke a reciprocated response. It all works out in the end.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at June 27, 2022 06:00 PM (Xrfse)

358 >>On AoS we should never talk about Sex

That would severely impact the comments.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 27, 2022 06:01 PM (ZLI7S)

359 Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:56 PM (OalnH)

Jesus is real as is the Holy Spirit, who I encountered in the same way many others have, without knowing a blessed thing about their encounters beforehand.

Posted by: ... at June 27, 2022 06:01 PM (dscaa)

360 >>> 351 On AoS we should never talk about Sex or Religion.. Well maybe not Religion
Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 05:59 PM (bs+z0)

LOL

Which category includes Maple Syrup?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 27, 2022 06:01 PM (llON8)

361 How does John McClain "grow" in Die Hard?
Posted by: Axeman at June 27, 2022 06:00 PM (krQz2)

By finally learning the meaning of Christmas.

Posted by: DaisyB at June 27, 2022 06:01 PM (Hswbs)

362 Historic WV Catholic church burned down in suspected arson attack:

https://tinyurl.com/yckncseb

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at June 27, 2022 06:01 PM (sWM8x)

363 There’s no truth in any of it. They're all at best theories.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:56 PM (OalnH)

If you intend to continue proclaiming your ignorance of simple facts, there's no point in discussing your opinions.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 27, 2022 06:01 PM (okGHj)

364
339 Yep.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:53 PM (OalnH)
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And it doesn't matter what your opinion is. People get a right to free exercise of their religion and a coach prayer doesn't "establish a religion". (And he's not Congress either).


I agree. This whole discussion had Nothing to do with the case today. It was someone calling Scientology a “made up” religion and me saying they are all made up.

I give no fucks who believes what. Pray all day at the 50 yard line if that makes you happy.

But the usual suspects here have to hyper ventilate because its what they do best.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 06:01 PM (OalnH)

365 that typically means going from a good character to a flawed character instead.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 27, 2022 05:59 PM


That would never happen.

Posted by: Vince McMahon at June 27, 2022 06:01 PM (a3Q+t)

366 Here's your periodical reminder that the entire Hollywood system is a poison tree, and that money is fungible, and that every penny you spend on any movie produced by any major studio or streaming platform serves to sustain an ecosystem that nurtures freaks and predators like Ezra Miller and Harvey Weinstein, as well as anti-freedom activists like Sean Penn, criminal kooks like Alec Baldwin, and too many more degenerates to list here. These people hate you. Why are you giving the companies that employ them your money? Read a damn book.

But by all means, enjoy the show.

Posted by: Fatty Arbuckle's Ghost at June 27, 2022 06:01 PM (1dzqn)

367 311 Fuck Disney. Fuck Pixar.

Fuck Joe Biden. AND his family.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 27, 2022 05:52 PM (Zz0t1)

*Subscribed*
*Followed*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 27, 2022 06:02 PM (XvPQV)

368 For grins I just looked at Warner Brothers. They are doing "Lord of the Flies". This time with a girl cast.

Call me conflicted, not sure if this will pull punches because of a woke agenda.

If it shows how truly nasty and evil young adolescent women can be, which arguably is as bad as young adolescent men (and as any guy will attest, that is seriously nasty) maybe its a good thing?

The book should be mandatory reading in early Junior high school.

Posted by: Levin at June 27, 2022 06:02 PM (kk8TL)

369 How does John McClain "grow" in Die Hard?
Posted by: Axeman at June 27, 2022 06:00 PM (krQz2)

By finally learning the meaning of Christmas.
Posted by: DaisyB at June 27, 2022 06:01 PM (Hswbs
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I think Hans Gruber grows more...once the pavement was contacted.

Posted by: Axeman at June 27, 2022 06:02 PM (krQz2)

370 Adam West's Batman was better than that.
*
The scenes I saw, particularly using his computer to solve a clue, looked a hell of a lot like a more polished, darker version of that Batman. Put it in the Bat-Computer! (computer slowly dissolves the image to reveal the clue).

IT also appears to be filmed in M Night Shamalamadingdong - o - vision with scenes taking 5 minutes to develop what should have taken 30 seconds
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022


***
I'll pass then.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 27, 2022 06:02 PM (c6xtn)

371 When we get that National Divorce I'm not going to seek custody of Joe XiDen.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 27, 2022 06:02 PM (b9Rih)

372 How does John McClain "grow" in Die Hard?

Posted by: Axeman at June 27, 2022 06:00 PM (krQz2)


He gets a machine gun. ho - ho - ho

Posted by: Archer at June 27, 2022 06:02 PM (gmo/4)

373 Helena Handbasket, go buy some readers and see if they do what you need.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 27, 2022 06:02 PM (OqjtX)

374 >How does John McClain "grow" in Die Hard?

Posted by: Axeman


he came to a better appreciation of the role shoes play in a hostage incident

Posted by: DB at June 27, 2022 06:02 PM (geLO8)

375 358 >>On AoS we should never talk about Sex

That would severely impact the comments.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 27, 2022 06:01 PM (ZLI7S)

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We all identify as biologists now.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 27, 2022 06:02 PM (YWMaw)

376 368 For grins I just looked at Warner Brothers. They are doing "Lord of the Flies". This time with a girl cast.

Perfect... A whole mean girls movie

Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 06:02 PM (bs+z0)

377 >>How does John McClain "grow" in Die Hard?


He learns the value of proper footwear.

Posted by: garrett at June 27, 2022 06:02 PM (lJiaS)

378 Which category includes Maple Syrup?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 27, 2022 06:01 PM (llON
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Syrup on French Toast is excommunication worthy, so, religious experience.

However, syrup on warm buttered pancakes and bacon, well, that's almost a sexual experience.

I'd say syrup swings both ways.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 27, 2022 06:02 PM (5pTK/)

379
If you intend to continue proclaiming your ignorance of simple facts, there's no point in discussing your opinions.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 27, 2022 06:01 PM (okGHj)

Ok what are these “facts”? Enlighten me.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 06:03 PM (OalnH)

380 >>> 362 Historic WV Catholic church burned down in suspected arson attack:

https://tinyurl.com/yckncseb
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at June 27, 2022 06:01 PM (sWM8x)

It was a mostly peaceful but somewhat fiery protest.

Posted by: This... is XiNN at June 27, 2022 06:03 PM (llON8)

381 >>For grins I just looked at Warner Brothers. They are doing "Lord of the Flies". This time with a girl cast.


Tampon Shortage Island

Posted by: garrett at June 27, 2022 06:04 PM (lJiaS)

382 How does John McClain "grow" in Die Hard?

Posted by: Axeman at June 27, 2022 06:00 PM (krQz2)

He realizes he's been an idiot in his marriage for one.

Posted by: ... at June 27, 2022 06:04 PM (dscaa)

383
Chuck Norris never grows in a movie. The movie grows around him.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 27, 2022 06:04 PM (a3Q+t)

384 329 >>What? Nothing about the entire packed Amtrak train tipping over in Missouri?

Bruce Willis didn't get a scratch.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 27, 2022 05:56 PM (ZLI7S)

There could be a story there...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 27, 2022 06:04 PM (XvPQV)

385 >>> 381 >>For grins I just looked at Warner Brothers. They are doing "Lord of the Flies". This time with a girl cast.


Tampon Shortage Island
Posted by: garrett at June 27, 2022 06:04 PM (lJiaS)

Only because Mitt Romney banned them!

REEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Posted by: leftists at June 27, 2022 06:04 PM (llON8)

386 374 >How does John McClain "grow" in Die Hard?

Posted by: Axeman

he came to a better appreciation of the role shoes play in a hostage incident

Posted by: DB at June 27, 2022 06:02 PM (geLO

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And that his wife possesses a mean right cross.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 27, 2022 06:04 PM (VlLnx)

387 Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 06:01 PM (OalnH)

I think you just hyperventilated.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 27, 2022 06:05 PM (FZ2cV)

388 314 298 Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:50 PM (OalnH)

You have your opinion and I have mine...
Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 05:51 PM (bs+z0)

Yep.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:53 PM (OalnH)


But Joe will never let you rest until you totally agree with HIS opinion about electric vehicles.

Posted by: Ishmael at June 27, 2022 06:05 PM (AMIL/)

389 But the usual suspects here have to hyper ventilate because its what they do best.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 06:01 PM (OalnH)

Feel free to leave if you feel you cannot connect with any of us.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 27, 2022 06:05 PM (okGHj)

390 When we get that National Divorce I'm not going to seek custody of Joe XiDen.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter
___

*snort*

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at June 27, 2022 06:05 PM (RAXdc)

391 But Joe will never let you rest until you totally agree with HIS opinion about electric vehicles.
Posted by: Ishmael at June 27, 2022 06:05 PM (AMIL/)

That ain't gonna happen

Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 06:05 PM (bs+z0)

392 >>He realizes he's been an idiot in his marriage for one.

Posted by: ... at June 27, 2022 06:04 PM (dscaa)



so if you think about it, Die Hard was all about empowering women and recognizing their contributions

huh

Posted by: DB at June 27, 2022 06:05 PM (geLO8)

393 >>> 378 Which category includes Maple Syrup?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 27, 2022 06:01 PM (llON
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Syrup on French Toast is excommunication worthy, so, religious experience.

However, syrup on warm buttered pancakes and bacon, well, that's almost a sexual experience.

I'd say syrup swings both ways.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 27, 2022 06:02 PM (5pTK/)

Wait, you're saying "CBD* is the Real Pope?!

Posted by: leftists at June 27, 2022 06:05 PM (llON8)

394 Diog,
Your story at #440 below was hilarious.
Posted by: SFGoth at June 27, 2022 05:51 PM (KAi1n)


Heh.
It was one of those moments that kinda stays with you.
The senior NCO was clearly speaking what most of us were thinking. We had to check the box. But the look on the commander's face was worth it.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 27, 2022 06:06 PM (anj39)

395 How does John McClain "grow" in Die Hard?

Posted by: Axeman

he came to a better appreciation of the role shoes play in a hostage incident

Posted by: DB at June 27, 2022 06:02 PM (geLO

And that his wife possesses a mean right cross.
Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 27, 2022 06:04 PM (VlLnx)
And she takes his last name

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 27, 2022 06:06 PM (XvPQV)

396 How does John McClain "grow" in Die Hard?

Posted by: Axeman at June 27, 2022 06:00 PM (krQz2)



He learns that going out to the coast and having a few laughs is not all it's cracked up to be.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 27, 2022 06:06 PM (Zz0t1)

397 Tampon Shortage Island
Posted by: garrett at June 27, 2022 06:04 PM


Scarier: Synchronization Island

Posted by: Chuck C at June 27, 2022 06:06 PM (hOAT3)

398 off stupid REE sock!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 27, 2022 06:06 PM (llON8)

399
How does John McClain "grow" in Die Hard?

Posted by: Axeman

he came to a better appreciation of the role shoes play in a hostage incident

Posted by: DB at June 27, 2022 06:02 PM (geLO



He also learned a lot about Helsinki, Sweden.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 27, 2022 06:07 PM (n+4am)

400 371 When we get that National Divorce I'm not going to seek custody of Joe XiDen.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 27, 2022 06:02 PM (b9Rih

This is why the right never wins ling term. Other than religion I probably agree with youon 95% of issues. But I’m not 100% pure so I am a perceived enemy.

And even with religion I think its’s all make believe but I have no problem with people believing in it. I dont want to ban religion or anything like that. But just because I dont believe in exactly what you believe in I am a monster.

And that is dumb if you want to build a coalition of people to achieve your goals.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 06:07 PM (OalnH)

401 >. But the usual suspects here have to hyper ventilate because its what they do best.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 06:01 PM (OalnH)


if you're unhappy with the commentary, you can always fuck off

Posted by: DB at June 27, 2022 06:07 PM (geLO8)

402 Lea Thompson was a One.

If I were Marty, she would probably be walking funny for a few days.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at June 27, 2022 06:07 PM (ufFY8)

403 368 For grins I just looked at Warner Brothers. They are doing "Lord of the Flies". This time with a girl cast.

What are they going to do? Argue over who has better fashion shoes?

Posted by: Cream at June 27, 2022 06:07 PM (88xKn)

404 I'd rather listen to a 1 piston Diesel engine that occasionally misfires than to Pink.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 27, 2022 06:08 PM (jTmQV)

405 Not all characters need to grow and develop during a story. I wish I could hammer that fact home into the reviewing and critiquing community.

Some characters are complete, fully formed, and you're watching them have adventures or otherwise overcoming obstacles. In fact, a "good" character shouldn't change, as that typically means going from a good character to a flawed character instead.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 27, 2022


***
I had not thought about that. My boyhood heroes like Napoleon Solo were good guys to start with. You wouldn't want him to morph into a flawed character.

In my U.N.C.L.E. fan fiction, my leads learned something, but they did not change in any significant way. Which was fine.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 27, 2022 06:08 PM (c6xtn)

406 so if you think about it, Die Hard was all about empowering women and recognizing their contributions

huh

Posted by: DB at June 27, 2022 06:05 PM (geLO

Oh no

Posted by: ... at June 27, 2022 06:08 PM (dscaa)

407 The Riddler is "bad" because he targets corrupt politicians and rich people in places of privilige while Batman is good because he targets folks who rob other folks.

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 27, 2022 06:08 PM (OuH7W)

408 The articles predicting that Lightyear would be a highly profitable success are fun to revisit now.

Posted by: turnout man at June 27, 2022 06:09 PM (7CyhL)

409 I learned to be more nurturing in Heartbreak Ridge.

Posted by: Gunny Sgt Tom Highway at June 27, 2022 06:09 PM (4I/2K)

410 We got a real ubermensch here.
LOL

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 27, 2022 06:09 PM (ufFY8)

411 But Joe will never let you rest until you totally agree with HIS opinion about electric vehicles.
Posted by: Ishmael at June 27, 2022 06:05 PM (AMIL/)


Lol. Ive said a million times if you hate EVs dont get one. It is really no more simple than that.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 06:09 PM (OalnH)

412 tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief

Some people just need to be asshoe.

Posted by: Infidel at June 27, 2022 06:09 PM (IcyNP)

413 239 Why do characters have to grow and change and learn a lesson? It’s a movie not a ABC after school special, lol.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 05:43 PM (OalnH

Show me some 'splosions, fights, good verbal discourse, some tits and ass and I'm a happy movie watcher.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at June 27, 2022 06:09 PM (Qhnrt)

414 Can't we all just get along?

Posted by: zombie Rodney King at June 27, 2022 06:09 PM (a3Q+t)

415 For grins I just looked at Warner Brothers. They are doing "Lord of the Flies". This time with a girl cast.

-------

Fjord of the Lies.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 27, 2022 06:10 PM (VlLnx)

416 And even with religion I think its’s all make believe but I have no problem with people believing in it. I dont want to ban religion or anything like that. But just because I dont believe in exactly what you believe in I am a monster.

And that is dumb if you want to build a coalition of people to achieve your goals.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 06:07 PM (OalnH)

Liar. Of course you have a problem with it, else you would not have felt the need to express your repugnance about Christians. But then, most progressives have to lie to make their points, which are moot by definition.

Grow up.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 27, 2022 06:10 PM (okGHj)

417 For a Christmas move Die Hard does lack character growth.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 06:10 PM (OalnH)

418 character growth is ok, probably necessary...think of the speech in Adaptation.

BUT you can have zero character growth if the protagonist defends his already developed character from changing. eh? Basically every Bruce Willis movie. So the question is, what actual dramatic role achieves this?

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 27, 2022 06:10 PM (OuH7W)

419 How does John McClain "grow" in Die Hard?

Posted by: Axeman


***
He learns, probably yet again, how much he hates to lose; and that he has the internal strength, both physical and mental, that it took to defeat Hans and his men. (True, we never see him talking about it to Holly or anybody else.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 27, 2022 06:11 PM (c6xtn)

420 right? in Heartbreak Ridge, Gunny learned to flank his targets instead of charging head on. ooohhh rha!

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 27, 2022 06:11 PM (OuH7W)

421 Liar. Of course you have a problem with it, else you would not have felt the need to express your repugnance about Christians. But then, most progressives have to lie to make their points, which are moot by definition.

Grow up.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 27, 2022 06:10 PM (okGHj)

Thanks for proving my point. You will never win with this purity test of yours.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 06:11 PM (OalnH)

422 Can't we all just get along?
Posted by: zombie Rodney King at June 27, 2022 06:09 PM (a3Q+t)
------------

I think the AoS style guide specifically prohibits such things.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 27, 2022 06:11 PM (5pTK/)

423 It's much more respectable to challenge people one by one rather than generalize about them and then act super duper surprised when you get a rise or reaction. JMO

Posted by: ... at June 27, 2022 06:11 PM (dscaa)

424 "hyper ventilate"

That's the house style here, so don't be surprised when it manifests.

Posted by: gp's Dark Energy Acceleration at June 27, 2022 06:11 PM (qpX6U)

425 >>> 400 371 When we get that National Divorce I'm not going to seek custody of Joe XiDen.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 27, 2022 06:02 PM (b9Rih

This is why the right never wins ling term. Other than religion I probably agree with youon 95% of issues. But I’m not 100% pure so I am a perceived enemy.

And even with religion I think its’s all make believe but I have no problem with people believing in it. I dont want to ban religion or anything like that. But just because I dont believe in exactly what you believe in I am a monster.

And that is dumb if you want to build a coalition of people to achieve your goals.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 06:07 PM (OalnH)

Who said anything remotely like what you are saying here?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 27, 2022 06:12 PM (llON8)

426
Show me some 'splosions, fights, good verbal discourse, some tits and ass and I'm a happy movie watcher.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at June 27, 2022 06:09 PM (Qhnrt)

Word.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 06:12 PM (OalnH)

427 Wait, Rodney King is mort?

(I really don't know)

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 27, 2022 06:12 PM (ufFY8)

428 Tampon Shortage Island
Posted by: garrett at June 27, 2022 06:04 PM (lJiaS)


Can you imagine when all the girls get in sync?

Posted by: blaster at June 27, 2022 06:12 PM (6TxNR)

429 Top Gun was the first movie I ever saw in a theater. Raised strict Baptist and movies were a no-no. My older brothers fiance took me while he was in boot camp.

Posted by: Fool Otto at June 27, 2022 06:12 PM (DB16e)

430 The St. Colman Catholic Church, better known as the “The Little Catholic Church on Irish Mountain,” was built in 1878.
__________

Burned to the ground. Yea, let's find some common ground with these fucks.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 27, 2022 06:12 PM (BFigT)

431 Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 06:07 PM (OalnH)

Dude you disagree with people who say the sky is blue. You have no self awareness and that's giving you the benefit of the doubt.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 27, 2022 06:13 PM (b9Rih)

432 I think the AoS style guide specifically prohibits such things.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 27, 2022 06:11 PM (5pTK/)

I agree.. I'm often attacked viciously for putting ketchup on my hot dogs and using my sous vide...The unbearable cruelty

Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 06:13 PM (bs+z0)

433 Urg. Time for dinner and to feed the wild animal currently purring on my sofa cushion.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 27, 2022 06:13 PM (c6xtn)

434 It's not just what a character learns, but also what that character teaches.

In Heartbreak Ridge, Gunny taught that it's better to be the ambusher than the ambushee.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 27, 2022 06:13 PM (a3Q+t)

435 I don't think you're a monster. Now, Kurt, he's an Ogre.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 27, 2022 06:14 PM (EZebt)

436 I agree.. I'm often attacked viciously for putting ketchup on my hot dogs and using my sous vide...The unbearable cruelty
Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 06:13 PM (bs+z0)
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Ketchup on hot dogs? Burn the heathen!

(hey, the style guide is the style guide)

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 27, 2022 06:14 PM (5pTK/)

437 Thanks for proving my point. You will never win with this purity test of yours.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 06:11 PM (OalnH)

And so the pigeon declares himself a chess champion.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at June 27, 2022 06:14 PM (okGHj)

438 418 character growth is ok, probably necessary...think of the speech in Adaptation.

BUT you can have zero character growth if the protagonist defends his already developed character from changing. eh? Basically every Bruce Willis movie. So the question is, what actual dramatic role achieves this?
Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 27, 2022 06:10 PM (OuH7W)

Adaptation is (half) about Robert McKee's theories on storytelling. McKee isn't all wrong...but he's also not the only game in town.

Iconic characters don't need to change. Conan doesn't change, Sherlock Holmes doesn't change, Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin don't change.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 27, 2022 06:14 PM (XvPQV)

439 >>Top Gun was the first movie I ever saw in a theater. Raised strict Baptist and movies were a no-no.

No Footloose?

Kevin Bacon is the most important actor of his time.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 27, 2022 06:14 PM (ZLI7S)

440 I agree.. I'm often attacked viciously for putting ketchup on my hot dogs and using my sous vide...The unbearable cruelty

You can sous vide hot dogs?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 27, 2022 06:14 PM (Bd6X8)

441 427 Wait, Rodney King is mort?

(I really don't know)
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt



Yep, died a few years ago (2012). Never did shake addiction. FYI, he had some relatives in my hometown in PA. I only know that because he was visiting them and got arrested. DUI. Made the local paper.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 27, 2022 06:14 PM (sAmhv)

442 nood


injun

Posted by: banana Dream at June 27, 2022 06:14 PM (38JP5)

443 I'm often attacked viciously for putting ketchup on my hot dogs and using my sous vide...The unbearable cruelty
Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 06:13 PM (bs+z0)

Chicago dogs, baby.
All beef Vienna.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at June 27, 2022 06:14 PM (ufFY8)

444 >>> 422 Can't we all just get along?
Posted by: zombie Rodney King at June 27, 2022 06:09 PM (a3Q+t)
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I think the AoS style guide specifically prohibits such things.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 27, 2022 06:11 PM (5pTK/)

Throws stinky fish puns at blake, just because

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 27, 2022 06:15 PM (llON8)

445
A pink-haired tik tok goblin is getting a lot of attention, today...for all the right reasons.

Posted by: Justice Soothsayer at June 27, 2022 06:15 PM (RBfy6)

446 The articles predicting that Lightyear would be a highly profitable success are fun to revisit now.

I mean, it was a reasonable expectation. Every Toy Story before that had made bank, there's a distinct lack of kids movies out, etc.

Nobody knew it was going to be awful and not for kids.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 06:15 PM (llsW/)

447 I'm waiting for The Ass Cancer Chronicles - Will Republican Leadership Survive to come out.

Posted by: Maj. Healey Who WIll Never Again Vote Republican at June 27, 2022 06:15 PM (MkYsY)

448 You can sous vide hot dogs?
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at June 27, 2022 06:14 PM (Bd6X

Yes ! But it's not necessary.. I just nuke em' for 45 seconds

Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 06:15 PM (bs+z0)

449 XiDen, Scientology was a fraud dreamed up by L. Aaron Hubbard, by his own admission. It’s no more legitimate than if Dickens had tried a Church of Oliver Twist:

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 27, 2022 06:15 PM (rzOL9)

450 So, we are doing the knife fighting thing again? Well, it is laundry night...

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at June 27, 2022 06:15 PM (08ncd)

451 So this happened:

https://tinyurl.com/y5z29v7b

But we here are labeled the terrorists.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 27, 2022 06:15 PM (8GBH4)

452 411 But Joe will never let you rest until you totally agree with HIS opinion about electric vehicles.
Posted by: Ishmael at June 27, 2022 06:05 PM (AMIL/)


Lol. Ive said a million times if you hate EVs dont get one. It is really no more simple than that.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 06:09 PM (OalnH)


His Holiness Joe Xiden, Pope of the Holy Church of the Revered Electric Vehicle and the Sacred Scrolls of the Personal Electric Vehicle Experience of Pope Joe Xiden.

Posted by: Ishmael at June 27, 2022 06:15 PM (AMIL/)

453 No Footloose?

Kevin Bacon is the most important actor of his time.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 27, 2022 06:14 PM (

Rock n roll is from Stan! and dancing only leads to fornicating!

Posted by: Fool Otto at June 27, 2022 06:16 PM (DB16e)

454 There's lots is room for disagreement in the conservative movement. For instance, I believe that those agree with us 95% of the time should be cast into a fire. Others believe such people should be dropped from helicopters or thrown into wood chippers.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at June 27, 2022 06:16 PM (cMXNt)

455 I agree.. I'm often attacked viciously for putting ketchup on my hot dogs and using my sous vide...The unbearable cruelty
Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 06:13 PM (bs+z0)
===
You sous vide your hotdogs? Heretic!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 27, 2022 06:16 PM (EZebt)

456 Top Gun was the first movie I ever saw in a theater. Raised strict Baptist and movies were a no-no.

Its easy to mock that kind of thing, the strict upbringing.
The thing is, being more like than would probably be better for the country than what we have now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 06:17 PM (llsW/)

457 It's not just what a character learns, but also what that character teaches.

In Heartbreak Ridge, Gunny taught that it's better to be the ambusher than the ambushee.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 27, 2022 06:13 PM (a3Q+t)

And I taught the bookworm LT how to be a warrior.

Posted by: Gunny Sgt Tom Highway at June 27, 2022 06:17 PM (4I/2K)

458 Hans Gruber experienced character growth


he was an exceptional thief who moved up to kidnapping

Posted by: DB at June 27, 2022 06:17 PM (geLO8)

459 In Heartbreak Ridge, Gunny taught that it's better to be the ambusher than the ambushee.

+

Iconic characters don't need to change. Conan doesn't change, Sherlock Holmes doesn't change, Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin don't change.

///////

Don't sell gunny short. Also, yeah sherlock was kind of what I was picturing as not changing because he resists change by beating his opponents with his preexisting character.

but what about dramas...like say the Verdict...did Paul Newman have it in him all along?

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 27, 2022 06:17 PM (OuH7W)

460
Rock n roll is from Stan! and dancing only leads to fornicating!
Posted by: Fool Otto at June 27, 2022 06:16 PM (DB16e)
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"FootLoose" was directly responsible for Lori Singer showing up in that backless number in "The Man With One Red Shoe."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at June 27, 2022 06:18 PM (5pTK/)

461 In my U.N.C.L.E. fan fiction, my leads learned something, but they did not change in any significant way. Which was fine.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 27, 2022 06:08 PM (c6xtn)

Jah, not trying to say characters can't learn things, but they shouldn't have 'arcs' in every example.

Character arcs are fine in dramas, they're pretty much terrible in comedies, for example. I mean..who want's the Three Stooges to embrace non-violence?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 27, 2022 06:18 PM (XvPQV)

462 This is why the right never wins ling term. Other than religion I probably agree with youon 95% of issues. But I’m not 100% pure so I am a perceived enemy.

This has nothing to do with religion. It has to do with being a jerk.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 27, 2022 06:18 PM (llsW/)

463 Lol. Ive said a million times if you hate EVs dont get one. It is really no more simple than that.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 06:09 PM (OalnH)

That's how I feel about you accepting Jesus.

Posted by: ... at June 27, 2022 06:18 PM (dscaa)

464 Food related. Man shoots Subway worker dead.
Too much mayo.

https://tinyurl.com/yf4chmrv

Posted by: gourmand du jour at June 27, 2022 06:19 PM (jTmQV)

465 >But I’m not 100% pure so I am a perceived enemy.


you're perceived as a dick

Posted by: DB at June 27, 2022 06:20 PM (geLO8)

466 but what about dramas...like say the Verdict...did Paul Newman have it in him all along?
Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 27, 2022 06:17 PM (OuH7W)

Like I was telling Wolfus, characters can change in some stories. Dramas are good example, but there are also dramas where the main character doesn't change but comes to some realization, even if its just about the people he was dealing with (Sam Spade comes to mind).

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 27, 2022 06:20 PM (XvPQV)

467 maybe, but he's the older guy, the mentor, is he still supposed to change and grow?

....

Posted by: ace at June 27, 2022 05:40 PM (B3oWe)

Yeah, but maybe it would've been more emotionally satisfying if Rooster, with help of his other students, took the lead at the climax of the story. Basically flip what was originally planned to happen in the plot.

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 27, 2022 06:20 PM (kfRGj)

468 the right never wins because they let the left select our leaders. trump is the guy who let the right win long term.

we faced an atheist promoting judiciary from the 60s and 70s. We finally beat them.

Posted by: sockamster-moderate level poster at June 27, 2022 06:20 PM (OuH7W)

469 I agree.. I'm often attacked viciously for putting ketchup on my hot dogs and using my sous vide...The unbearable cruelty
Posted by: It's me donna at June 27, 2022 06:13 PM (bs+z0)

I'll allow ketchup on hot dogs. But on scrambled eggs? NEVER!!!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trailer Trash Adjacent at June 27, 2022 06:20 PM (xPJvm)

470 Who the hell puts ketchup on hot dogs?? What kind of sick person does that?

Posted by: dantesed at June 27, 2022 06:22 PM (88xKn)

471 "Conservatives need to stop supporting people who hate them."

I agree. If people want to see it? Fine. To each his/her own.

But I will never pay these assholes another cent.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at June 27, 2022 06:23 PM (TU8Tj)

472 One nice surprise in Top Gun: Maverick is that they included Val Kilmer again. His cameo shows his character suffering with the same illness that the actor Val Kilmer is actually dealing with.

Posted by: Fenderbender at June 27, 2022 06:24 PM (r72iY)

473 And she takes his last name

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at June 27, 2022 06:06 PM (XvPQV)

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I'd forgotten about that, thanks Mark -- been a while since I've seen it again, maybe this Christmas.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun & games & Starveflation aims at June 27, 2022 06:25 PM (VlLnx)

474 "The usual. Mary Ann. .45 ACP. Longbows. Trebuchets. Vespas."
I'm variable on the others, but I ditched the .45 ACP as a serious cartridge after I had a milspec 230 grain FMJ bounce off a truck door in a gunfight.
Hard no for a carry gun, never again. I then moved to .357, now carry either 7.62 Tok or 9P. Sorry, in an urban environment with cars, .45 doesn't cut it for me. You can if you want.
And I don't understand sour people who virtue signal about how they never go to movies. Don't go, then.

Posted by: LenNeal at June 27, 2022 06:28 PM (U11/V)

475 One nice surprise in Top Gun: Maverick is that they included Val Kilmer again. His cameo shows his character suffering with the same illness that the actor Val Kilmer is actually dealing with.
Posted by: Fenderbender at June 27, 2022 06:24 PM (r72iY)

That's actually one of the reasons I do want to see this movie. I've always liked Val Kilmer and seeing him fight the fucking cancer like he has is inspiring.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trailer Trash Adjacent at June 27, 2022 06:28 PM (xPJvm)

476 I just caught up watching Hot Tub Time Machine. Have I missed anything?

Posted by: Regular joe at June 27, 2022 06:32 PM (nnp+f)

477 431 Posted by: Joe XiDen at June 27, 2022 06:07 PM (OalnH)

Dude you disagree with people who say the sky is blue. You have no self awareness and that's giving you the benefit of the doubt.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at June 27, 2022 06:13 PM (b9Rih)



Dipshit has been banned twice and probably still thinks its about his views and not at all due to how he behaves and interacts with people. Even here he thinks he's disliked because of the supposed 5% of things he disagrees on.

Posted by: buzzion at June 27, 2022 06:34 PM (vMCab)

478 I learned only steers and queers come from Texas watching Full Metal Jacket.

Posted by: Archer at June 27, 2022 06:36 PM (gmo/4)

479 Light Year is doing so badly that Disney is willing to pay Johnny Depp his $300 million and a million alpacas to reprise Captain Jack Sparrow.

Posted by: Monica at June 27, 2022 06:41 PM (5uslS)

480 I was a scientist too you guys. I can't believe you didn't even mention me.

Posted by: Elisabeth Shue at June 27, 2022 06:49 PM (KpMP8)

481 No need to engage in a discussion about religion with someone like Joe xiden. His arguments are made in bad faith. Also, in many cases one must review preceding premises and that kind of discussion takes a long time.

If I talk to someone who is not a co-religionist I try to first talk about commonalities that reflect good will. I will converse with an Agnostic because they understand their knowledge is finite and will discuss in good faith to find out what they might have missed.

An atheist on the other hand has either established in their mind the metaphysical certitude that there is no God (which would in itself require omniscience) or they are actually anti-theist and hate a God they very much believe in. So many of the snide, hateful atheists are of the second variety.

Posted by: Minuteman at June 27, 2022 06:52 PM (LaNzR)

482 I didn't realize that someone, either Cruise, the director or someone at the studio, actually went and got the Taiwanese flag put back on Cruise's jacket, which was removed to appease China, now China won't let the movie play there.

Hopefully it was done as a way to tell China to F O

Posted by: Rbastid at June 27, 2022 06:56 PM (9Jzu9)

483 2 of my grandkids work in our local ( Detroit metro area) theaters,so I get to whatever movies I'm interested in. I've seen maverick and Elvis. They were both adequate but both should be seen on the big screen.

Posted by: Chillin the most at June 27, 2022 06:57 PM (wwTQW)

484
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Posted by: gourmand
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“We cannot stop someone who is mad because there is too much mayonnaise on their sandwich.”

Careful screening of known mayonnaise haters would have red-flagged this guy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer ,etc., etc. at June 27, 2022 07:07 PM (atdmu)

485 The G-LOC sequence took me by surprise.

The "tunnel" vision effect felt just like it happened to me, flying back seat as a photog.

Now, whether a fully armed, fully fueled 50-yr old aircraft would be ready for takeoff and combat...oh, heck, it was great fun! Gonna see it again on the Big Screen before it departs.

Then I'll buy the 4K Blu-ray.

Suck it, Hollywood. This is how it's done.

Posted by: Dan at June 27, 2022 07:28 PM (+NG5U)

486 I have seen it three times and it is just a great movie. Not to deep, not too political, not too cheese ball, blah, blah, blah. But what is perfectly over the top are the live aerial scenes. Saying they are spectacular is lying, they are better than that. Go see it, buy popcorn, and just sit back and be in love with how great movies can be once again.

Posted by: Lost In Space at June 27, 2022 08:06 PM (Guqcm)

487 I have seen it three times and it is just a great movie. Not to deep, not too political, not too cheese ball, blah, blah, blah. But what is perfectly over the top are the live aerial scenes. Saying they are spectacular is lying, they are better than that. Go see it, buy popcorn, and just sit back and be in love with how great movies can be once again.
Posted by: Lost In Space

One more thought about Top Gun. The pacing is perfect. The Marvel movies are so frantic you can barely keep up them and later, when you walk out of theater you barely remember what you just saw. Maverick clips along at a pace where you can follow the story and be thrilled by it. And later when you walk out of the theater all you want to do is talk about your favorite moment. It is something of a big summer movie masterpiece.

Posted by: Lost In Space at June 27, 2022 08:11 PM (Guqcm)

488
Removing Mayo

https://m.youtube.com
/watch?v=eueyYOMCRuc

Posted by: zigzag at June 27, 2022 09:07 PM (LyuF8)

489 The movie seems to have become a representation of your politics, which is unfortunate.

I'm on the right, sure, and the movie had some high flying fun parts, but I thought it was pretty lame and not nearly as memorable as the first one. In fact, it just copies the beats of the first movie in quite an obvious fashion. The romance was so contrived it was aggravating, with that obvious commercial for Porsche at the end.

I didn't find the new characters that compelling and "Ice's" role in it was strange.

I saw the commentary of a real Top Gun pilot, and he basically said none of the flying scenes were at all realistic. Ok, it's a movie, but even I know someone travelling Mach 10 doesn't just eject and wind up in a diner for the grand slam breakfast.

This movie's success is a combination of celebrating the end of Covid, cheering on America (never a bad thing), and nostalgia, but I wouldn't see it again.

If you want to see an interesting and slightly anti-war film which flew under the radar (pun) check out THE CARD COUNTER.

Posted by: Lex at June 27, 2022 09:25 PM (16kyE)

490
Removing Mayo

https://youtu.be/eueyYOMCRuc

Posted by: zigzag at June 27, 2022 09:46 PM (0W7sJ)

491 I would wager that Top Gun actually handily beat Elvis, but the counters halted the vote until they "found" enough backwater theaters who put out 3am Elvis showings so that they could "eke out a win" over Top Gun.

Posted by: Jonah Kyle at June 27, 2022 11:01 PM (R4j1g)

492 "Wings" (1927), the first Best Picture Oscar winning movie, directed by William Wellman, a WWI fighter pilot, about pilots in WWI flying fighter planes, used aerial footage of actors actually flying fighter planes. It features dogfighting, of course; and the climax is a massive land battle supported by aerial attacks, all done in one take.

The technology has improved, but you can't get more real than that.

Posted by: Chas C-Q at June 29, 2022 11:05 AM (U8S9W)

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