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Disney Marvel Tells Its Shill Media Simps That It's "Recalibrating," Not-Quite-Admitting It Is Currently a Disaster On Par With Fani Willis' Dating Life

The Hollywood Reporter:

Just over a year ago, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania was set to take Marvel Studios to the next level. A new villain was going to be introduced, setting the stage for several years' worth of storytelling. And the movie itself was a giant-sizing of a franchise that was previously modest in scope. Instead, the Peyton Reed-directed movie heralded a year's worth of missteps, box office blunders and PR nightmares. It was all uncharted territory for Marvel, which had steadily been generating box office gold for 15 years.

This is a Modified Limited Hangout. That's CIA-speak for the situation where an agent is captured by the enemy, and his cover story is disbelieved, so he offers a story that is slightly closer to the truth while still being a huge lie. For example, an agent may have to back off his cover story that he's just an oil executive, so he'll say he's really an oil executive, but a friend in the FBI did ask him to talk to someone in the enemy country. He still refuses to admit he's a CIA agent whose position at the oil company was arranged by the government.

Disney is offering the Modified Limited Hangout that these problems started with Ant-Man: Quantumania, the first film of "Phase 5." No, all of Phase 4 was a disaster, every movie and almost every TV show.

They're also trying to pretend this is just about an actor they hired without doing enough due diligence into his character.


But the Disney division is in the midst of a pretty darn good February, all things considered, despite the general gloom that surrounds the superhero genre as of late.

What? Everything they put out is a failure. Did you see Echo, dumped in January?

The Super Bowl trailer for Deadpool & Wolverine became the most watched trailer of all time, with 365 million views in 24 hours. Yes, Disney's math includes the 123 million people who tuned in for the game, which included just 30 seconds of the trailer, but Super Bowl fudging or not, the clip's reach was an encouraging number for a studio whose last movie, The Marvels, became the lowest-grossing in the MCU's 33-film run, hitting just $206 million globally.

Oh, the great news is about possible good news in the future. Which is just like Disney Marvel -- for a long time, they've gotten by on mediocre movies with interesting post-credit trailers. They kept on teasing viewers. "Okay, this movie was kinda crappy, but in the next movie, we're going to introduce Starfox and Pip! Aren't you crazy excited to see Starfox and Pip??!"

Why, no. No I am not.


Next came the Valentine's Day unveiling of the cast of Fantastic Four -- Pedro Pascal, Vanessa Kirby, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Joseph Quinn, coupled with retro art teasing a 1960s setting for the movie...

Oh, more possible good news in the future.

Disney's shills in the shill media are now praising them for just casting a movie.

And oh wow, Pedro Pascal. How'd you get him? He's barely in any movies or tv shows. He's almost a fresh-faced ingenue.


A day later, Marvel launched the trailer for X-Men '97, a revival of the 1990s cartoon that debuts in March. The trailer set an internal Disney record as the biggest launch for an animated series on Disney+, ahead of other Marvel shows such as What If ...? and any animated Star Wars series.

Oh another future project. Starring (checks notes) a trans actor.


These public-facing moves come as studio boss Kevin Feige recalibrates the creative direction behind the scenes.

Just a teensy-tiny recalibration.


Early in February, the company completed reshoots for Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, the WandaVision spinoff starring Kathryn Hahn that is expected to hit Disney+ this fall. The company usually budgets five days of reshoots into the schedule, but the studio completed the work in just one, fueling a sunny outlook around the show internally, according to sources associated with the series.

Wow -- sources inside Disney and at the production itself say the show has "sunny prospects."

Is it too early in the year to award the Pulitzer to this reporter?


The studio also quietly hired Eric Pearson to polish the script for Fantastic Four, which will shoot this summer in London. Pearson is a company stalwart who worked on Thor: Ragnarok and Black Widow and has a reputation for taking projects over the finish line.

Wow, he got Black Widow over the finish line, huh? What a credit.

...

Marvel also hired Joanna Calo, the showrunner of acclaimed FX series The Bear, to work on the script for Thunderbolts, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Oh great another female writer who knows nothing about comic books or action movies.

The film will begin shooting in March in Atlanta. Her hiring adds a flair of prestige to the project...

That's what Disney Marvel is lacking -- more insider-Hollywood DEI "prestige." It's been working like gangbusters through Phases 4 and 5.

When a government agency fails, they never affix blame to any actual people or to the ideology that caused the failure. They always scramble to blame the failure on process-type stuff.

Here, Disney Marvel says the problem with their TV shows isn't the writing or the neverending DEI messaging -- it's just that they didn't have Show Czars (aka showrunners) overseeing the productions


On the TV side, Marvel has been reorganizing its operations to allow for greater control from showrunners, a move made after the critical failure of the expensive Samuel L. Jackson spy series Secret Invasion, which sidelined executive producer Kyle Bradstreet after a year, with various creative factions vying for influence in his wake. The show had about 2.5 billion minutes of viewing over its six-week run, per Nielsen, in the bottom third of Marvel's live-action Disney+ offerings so far.

"The focus is internal this year," says one insider of all the tinkering going on behind the scenes.

Execs are not calling it a reboot, not even a soft one, but more of a creative retooling.

LOL.


"Some of our studios lost a little focus. So the first step that we've taken is that we've reduced volume," Iger said on a Feb. 7 earnings call. "We've reduced output, particularly at Marvel," in order to ensure "the films you're making can be even better."

Meanwhile, in the Sony branch of the M-She-U, Madame Web bombed so disastrously that Amazon, which commissioned another female-centric Spider-Man-adjacent disaster, reportedly has fired its entire writing room and given the order to shift the focus for a superhero show to, get this, be male-skewing instead of female-skewing.


Amazon has reportedly fired the entire writer's room for Silk: Spider Society and nearly everyone else involved in the project other than the showrunner, Angela Kang, and one executive producer just a day after the disastrous opening of Madame Web.

Firing the female writers, but keeping the female showrunner, huh?

Silk: Spider Society is going to be the first show from Sony set within their Spider-Man Universe and was put on hold during the writer's strike last year. Originally, the writers for Silk were supposed to reconvene in January, but as of Friday, they've all been removed. With the statement that the show is seeking to target a mostly male audience, the reasons could not be any clearer.

Reacher and Terminal List are both Amazon original shows that were heavily geared toward men and saw massive success. It appears that Amazon is realizing that comic book shows and movies' primary audience is, and always has been, men.

Why does Amazon produce DEI Pageants and Girlboss Exhibitions like Rings of Power and Wheel of Time while also producing male-skewing, quality shows like Reacher and The Terminal List?

The answer is -- according to an unconfirmed claim by someone claiming to be an insider -- that Amazon does not demand that every show be Full DEI, just that their average score for all shows be acceptably DEI.

So that means that so long as We Had Rangz is super-DEI, then Amazon can afford make Reacher for men and hire non-DEI incompetents to write and crew it:

As a result of Amazon choosing to "average out" their DEI accounting across all of their shows over the course of the year, they are able to greenlight a number of lower-budget projects that technically fail to meet the required DEI grade but still contribute to their overall content slate.


Think of it in terms of a typical high-school class: as long as most of the students pass, the overall average grade can absorb a couple of delinquents who fail out. Ironically, it's these lower-profile "DEI-failures" that manage to attract a substantial audience due to their broader appeal.

To sum it up, Amazon has been straddling both sides of the fence when it comes to DEI: on the one hand loudly showing-off its virtue by producing expensive bombs while on the other hand quietly slipping through enough "problematic" content to offset their losses.

While DEI policies can be successful, it seems that Amazon has not yet found the winning formula to do so, and must keep choosing between either having DEI initiatives or commercial success, but not both.

Why has Hollwood been churning out one incompetently written bomb after another?

Who knows, who can say. It's a stone-cold mystery.

But one thing we can definitely say is not to blame is Diversity, and hiring "diverse" people over skilled people.

Because Diversity is Our Strength.

Add amazon silk

Posted by: Disinformation Expert Ace at 04:25 PM




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1 !

Posted by: wth at February 26, 2024 04:26 PM (v0R5T)

2 last

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:26 PM (GBKbO)

3 Burn mouse burn

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 26, 2024 04:26 PM (N1tpc)

4 Lamont is back!

Posted by: Kratwurst at February 26, 2024 04:27 PM (nIRE6)

5 Disney is offering the Modified Limited Hangout that these problems started with Ant-Man: Quantumania, the first film of "Phase 5." No, all of Phase 4 was a disaster, every movie and almost every TV show.

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Guardians 3 was good, but that's really its own thing. I'm not even sure they should be considered part of the phases at this point.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:27 PM (GBKbO)

6 And oh wow, Pedro Pascal. How'd you get him? He's barely in any movies or tv shows. He's almost a fresh-faced ingenue.

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He won the SAG TV lead award last night.

The establishment in Hollywood loves that guy and are pushing him as hard as they can.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:28 PM (GBKbO)

7 Disney is offering the Modified Limited Hangout that these problems started with Ant-Man: Quantumania, the first film of "Phase 5." No, all of Phase 4 was a disaster, every movie and almost every TV show.
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I was mad when Phase V happened, because I wouldn't refer to it as "Marvel Phase Bore" anymore.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:28 PM (HnUIn)

8 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:28 PM (Zz0t1)

9 Guardians 3 was good, but that's really its own thing. I'm not even sure they should be considered part of the phases at this point.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:27 PM (GBKbO)

I thought it was weird

Posted by: It's me donna at February 26, 2024 04:29 PM (Akjoo)

10 Oh, the great news is about possible good news in the future.
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Yeah. Except it's more like "desperate hope that a movie doesn't flop for once."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:29 PM (HnUIn)

11 >>>I was mad when Phase V happened, because I wouldn't refer to it as "Marvel Phase Bore" anymore.

I liked "Marvel Stage IV."

Posted by: ace at February 26, 2024 04:29 PM (KRtlO)

12 Here, Disney Marvel says the problem with their TV shows isn't the writing or the neverending DEI messaging -- it's just that they didn't have Show Czars (aka showrunners) overseeing the productions

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That feels...wrong.

The showrunners were given free-reign to do what they wanted with Feige going, "Sounds great!" to practically everything.

It's not that there weren't show runners. It's that the show runners were bad without anyone telling them no, ever.

Also, this helped lead to the now-typical massive reshoots that made 6 hours of television cost as much as a 2 hour big budget spectacle while never looking as good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:30 PM (GBKbO)

13 I am surprised those plates are not flying apart given how hard they are spinning them.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:30 PM (di6C2)

14 Early in February, the company completed reshoots for Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, the WandaVision spinoff starring Kathryn Hahn that is expected to hit Disney+ this fall. The company usually budgets five days of reshoots into the schedule, but the studio completed the work in just one, fueling a sunny outlook around the show internally, according to sources associated with the series.
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"Fixing it didn't cost nearly as much as we feared, so total losses will be significantly smaller" isn't as big a winning statement as it appears to be at first blush.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:30 PM (HnUIn)

15 The studio also quietly hired Eric Pearson to polish the script for Fantastic Four, which will shoot this summer in London. Pearson is a company stalwart who worked on Thor: Ragnarok and Black Widow and has a reputation for taking projects over the finish line.
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LOL

"Black Widow" isn't something *I* would boast about, but hey, you do you.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:30 PM (HnUIn)

16 I was mad when Phase V happened, because I wouldn't refer to it as "Marvel Phase Bore" anymore.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:28 PM (HnUIn)
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I guess you could refer to it as Marvel Phase DIE...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 26, 2024 04:31 PM (7fElN)

17 When a government agency fails, they never affix blame to any actual people or to the ideology that caused the failure. They always scramble to blame the failure on process-type stuff.
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We'll do more training to make sure employees are aware of and behave in a manner consistent with our established protocols and processes!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:31 PM (HnUIn)

18 Personel is policy. Until you purge the Progressives from power there, you will not get close to anything normal or successful ever again, Disney.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 26, 2024 04:32 PM (xcxpd)

19 I also saw a video this morning that said the new Final Fantasy 7 (not really a remake, more of a... I dunno) trailer was getting massive buzz for two reasons.*

*Spoiler: large boobs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:32 PM (di6C2)

20 Execs are not calling it a reboot, not even a soft one, but more of a creative retooling.
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Don't call it a bender! I've been drunk for years!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:32 PM (HnUIn)

21 I don’t think the lower white writer thing is even that critical to crap product. I’ve watched a few good Bollywood movies and lots of non-white foreign films are pretty well written.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 26, 2024 04:32 PM (2fIO4)

22 Disney makes dumb stuff to sell to dumb people who enjoy watching dumb stuff to pass the time in their dumb and hum drum lives.

Disney's problem is they are not making their products dumb enough for the dumb masses to absorb.

It's a conundrum.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 26, 2024 04:32 PM (2ijlT)

23 So Disney is letting everthing ride on “Deadpool and Wolverine”? That movie will do fine, because a) the first 2 Deadpool movies were funny and entertaining, b) everyone likes Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine (who is probably the most macho comic book character around). The movie is the inverse formula of the dull girlz are awesome shit Disney has made for the last several years.

Posted by: UGAdawg at February 26, 2024 04:33 PM (tRd71)

24 "While DEI policies can be successful"

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 26, 2024 04:33 PM (N1tpc)

25 And I lum'd nood, you no noodlum'ing bastages.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:33 PM (Zz0t1)

26 Amazon has reportedly fired the entire writer's room for Silk: Spider Society and nearly everyone else involved in the project other than the showrunner, Angela Kang

Wait, seriously, "Angela Kang"? It's kind of disappointing she's not black with that name.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 26, 2024 04:33 PM (2ocoG)

27 "While DEI policies can be successful"

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 26, 2024 04:33 PM (N1tpc)

(Citation needed)

Formatting fail.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 26, 2024 04:33 PM (N1tpc)

28 It's not that there weren't show runners. It's that the show runners were bad without anyone telling them no, ever.

Also, this helped lead to the now-typical massive reshoots that made 6 hours of television cost as much as a 2 hour big budget spectacle while never looking as good.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:30 PM (GBKbO)

Odd, Joss Whedon, Stanley Kubrick and James Cameron might all be massive pricks, but they never seemed to have these issues...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:33 PM (di6C2)

29 Don't call it a bender! I've been drunk for years!
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)'

Same here! I won't be... wait... what were we talking about again? Anyway back in MY day...

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:33 PM (9yXr+)

30 The answer is -- according to an unconfirmed claim by someone claiming to be an insider -- that Amazon does not demand that every show be Full DEI, just that their average score for all shows be acceptably DEI.
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So Amazon treats it like CAFE standards for cars for cars, so it pumps out a lot of (hopefully cheap) DEI shit to offset the profitable less-DEI-infested profitable stuff?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:33 PM (HnUIn)

31 I don’t think the lower white writer thing is even that critical to crap product. I’ve watched a few good Bollywood movies and lots of non-white foreign films are pretty well written.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 26, 2024 04:32 PM (2fIO4)
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The strength of storytelling has ALWAYS been in the writing (well, mostly, as oral storytellers have their strengths as well).

Most people don't care about the background of the writer as long as they are given an entertaining, worthwhile story.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 26, 2024 04:33 PM (7fElN)

32 And fuck Pedro Pascal, that mewling quim can't carry his stunt double's jock strap.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 26, 2024 04:34 PM (xcxpd)

33 Wait....they're filming in Atlanta?

I thought Georgia was banned because of their voting laws. Didn't the MLB move their all-star game because of it?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:34 PM (Zz0t1)

34 21 I don’t think the lower white writer thing is even that critical to crap product. I’ve watched a few good Bollywood movies and lots of non-white foreign films are pretty well written.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 26, 2024 04:32 PM (2fIO4)

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When it's part of a machine, it's about the desires of the machine.

Working at MGM in the 30s, you wrote the way Irving Thalberg wanted, or you got fired. In Disney in the 2020s, you write like Kevin Feige or Kathleen Kennedy want, or you get fired.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:34 PM (GBKbO)

35 I don’t think the lower white writer thing is even that critical to crap product. I’ve watched a few good Bollywood movies and lots of non-white foreign films are pretty well written.

There are tons of non-white writers that do great work. But *Hollywood* non-white writers don't have a great track record.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 26, 2024 04:34 PM (2ocoG)

36 As a result of Amazon choosing to "average out" their DEI accounting across all of their shows over the course of the year, they are able to greenlight a number of lower-budget projects that technically fail to meet the required DEI grade but still contribute to their overall content slate.
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Required? Required by whom? And why are the people imposing these requirements occupying executive positions in what's supposed to be a business?

I jest, of course.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:34 PM (HnUIn)

37 And fuck Pedro Pascal, that mewling quim can't carry his stunt double's jock strap.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 26, 2024 04:34 PM (xcxpd)



I will take your word on that as I have no f*cking clue who that guy is.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:34 PM (Zz0t1)

38 28 Odd, Joss Whedon, Stanley Kubrick and James Cameron might all be massive pricks, but they never seemed to have these issues...
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:33 PM (di6C2)

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In all fairness, James Cameron makes crap now and has for a while.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:35 PM (GBKbO)

39 I really liked 'Logan' and am sorry I missed it in theaters, dismissing it as a cash grab of an X-Men movie. It's actually pretty terrific, if wholly sad and depressing.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:35 PM (9yXr+)

40 According to Writers Guild of America West data, between 2011 and 2020, staff writers moved from 35% to 63% women, and 72% to 44% white.
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That doesn't sound like an equitable reflection of the country.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:35 PM (HnUIn)

41 23 So Disney is letting everthing ride on “Deadpool and Wolverine”? That movie will do fine, because a) the first 2 Deadpool movies were funny and entertaining, b) everyone likes Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine (who is probably the most macho comic book character around). The movie is the inverse formula of the dull girlz are awesome shit Disney has made for the last several years.
Posted by: UGAdawg at February 26, 2024 04:33 PM (tRd71)

I hesitate for one reason: It's Disney and can they get actually edgy with a hard R movie (like the first Deadpool?)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:35 PM (di6C2)

42 The answer is -- according to an unconfirmed claim by someone claiming to be an insider -- that Amazon does not demand that every show be Full DEI, just that their average score for all shows be acceptably DEI.
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So Amazon treats it like CAFE standards for cars for cars, so it pumps out a lot of (hopefully cheap) DEI shit to offset the profitable less-DEI-infested profitable stuff?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:33 PM (HnUIn)
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Remember, for companies like Amazon and Apple their streaming video services are really just vanity projects. They make their *real* money elsewhere...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 26, 2024 04:35 PM (7fElN)

43 41 I hesitate for one reason: It's Disney and can they get actually edgy with a hard R movie (like the first Deadpool?)
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:35 PM (di6C2)

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They apparently have.

Sounds like a solid Redbox rental in 9 months (with a code).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:35 PM (GBKbO)

44
Amazon has reportedly fired the entire writer's room for Silk: Spider Society and nearly everyone else involved in the project other than the showrunner, Angela Kang, and one executive producer just a day after the disastrous opening of Madame Web.


Apparently they "was not all Kangs"!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 26, 2024 04:35 PM (xG4kz)

45 25 And I lum'd nood, you no noodlum'ing bastages.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:33 PM (Zz0t1)


Is "Who broke the main page?" the new "nood"?

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at February 26, 2024 04:36 PM (DTX3h)

46 "The show had about 2.5 billion minutes of viewing over its six-week run"

that's the New Improved Metric then ?

LOL

*spit*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at February 26, 2024 04:36 PM (QwWES)

47 "I also saw a video this morning that said the new Final Fantasy 7 (not really a remake, more of a... I dunno) trailer "

... they're re-doing that one again? They've already given it modern graphics and rewrote the story and...

Talk about scraping the bottom of a dry well.

Posted by: FeatherBlade at February 26, 2024 04:36 PM (ou9hh)

48 "According to Writers Guild of America West data, between 2011 and 2020, staff writers moved from 35% to 63% women, and 72% to 44% white."

You know, I always thought that women were generally better than men at words. (Writing and speaking).

Clearly the upper end of the bell curve must be dominated by men, even in women's strongest area, because the quality of writing dropped precipitously in that time.

At this point, I'm getting called a sexist for breathing. I might as well call it like I see it.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 26, 2024 04:36 PM (N1tpc)

49 How much did Disney pay for Star Wars?


Did they make their money back on that before they buttf*cked it into oblivion?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:36 PM (Zz0t1)

50 Rumored The Terminal List Season 2 started shooting this month. It's about time.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 26, 2024 04:36 PM (54XhK)

51 Other than that, how was the movie?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 04:36 PM (aD39U)

52 I hesitate for one reason: It's Disney and can they get actually edgy with a hard R movie (like the first Deadpool?)
Posted by: Aetius451AD'

Yes! Yes! We can do that!

Posted by: Silver Screen Partners at February 26, 2024 04:36 PM (9yXr+)

53 In all fairness, James Cameron makes crap now and has for a while.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:35 PM (GBKbO)

Granted, but I was speaking of earlier Cameron, who seemed obsessed with all of his movies.

Last Good Cameron movie?

...

True Lies?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (di6C2)

54 I will take your word on that as I have no f*cking clue who that guy is.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:34 PM (Zz0t1)

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He was in Narcos. That's all I got.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (DRSnL)

55 Add amazon silk

Posted by: Disinformation Expert Ace at 04:25 PM

John has a long mustache.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (N1tpc)

56 I really liked 'Logan' and am sorry I missed it in theaters, dismissing it as a cash grab of an X-Men movie. It's actually pretty terrific, if wholly sad and depressing.
Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:35 PM (9yXr+)
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"Logan" was a fitting conclusion for the character and was very well done. Apparently Hugh Jackman lobbied hard for the "Old Man Logan" storyline for his final outing, and insisted on quality for his swan song playing "Wolverine."

Disney must have cut him a stupendous check to get him to do "Wolverine" again.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (HnUIn)

57 50 Rumored The Terminal List Season 2 started shooting this month. It's about time.
Posted by: Marcus T at February 26, 2024 04:36 PM (54XhK)

Good... I read the whole series of his books

Posted by: It's me donna at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (Akjoo)

58 53 Last Good Cameron movie?

...

True Lies?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (di6C2)

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I'll be honest, I love Titanic, but that was about 25 years ago.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (GBKbO)

59 ... they're re-doing that one again? They've already given it modern graphics and rewrote the story and...

The re-master was split into two halves that are separate releases. I think the new trailer is for the second half.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (2ocoG)

60 "I thought Georgia was banned because of their voting laws. Didn't the MLB move their all-star game because of it?”

It did, and the blowback was pretty righteous. All Star game is supposed to be here in 2025. MLB listened to the gravy flavored lies of Stacy Abrams and caved without actually knowing what was in the bill.

Marvel studios has all it’s infrastructure in Atlanta, so it would be far to expensive not to film there.

Posted by: UGAdawg at February 26, 2024 04:38 PM (tRd71)

61 56 "Logan" was a fitting conclusion for the character and was very well done. Apparently Hugh Jackman lobbied hard for the "Old Man Logan" storyline for his final outing, and insisted on quality for his swan song playing "Wolverine."

Disney must have cut him a stupendous check to get him to do "Wolverine" again.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (HnUIn)

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I have never seen a movie more desperate to be taken seriously than I have in Logan.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:38 PM (GBKbO)

62 >>This is a Modified Limited Hangout.

Yes, we met for drinks at the hotel bar where your friend saw us, but he is a work colleague and we were discussing business!

Posted by: Why you gonna believe at February 26, 2024 04:38 PM (Ma4CJ)

63 So Disney is letting everthing ride on “Deadpool and Wolverine”? That movie will do fine, because a) the first 2 Deadpool movies were funny and entertaining, b) everyone likes Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine (who is probably the most macho comic book character around). The movie is the inverse formula of the dull girlz are awesome shit Disney has made for the last several years.
Posted by: UGAdawg at February 26, 2024 04:33 PM (tRd71)
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Unless it's a bait-and-switch, which most Marvel programs are.

In that case, it will have a spectacular opening weekend and then collapse like a dying star.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:38 PM (HnUIn)

64 I echo what Az said in a video this morning: who/what the hell even is 'Silk'?

I was a fairly hard comic nerd back in the day and I have nfc who she/it is.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:38 PM (di6C2)

65
He was in Narcos. That's all I got.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (DRSnL)



Ah......yeah, still got nuthin since I don't know what THAT is either.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (Zz0t1)

66 "Pedro Pascal
I will take your word on that as I have no f*cking clue who that guy is.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden"

He specializes in roles where his character escorts orphan plot-moppets across dangerous territory.

So not doing that will be a creative stretch for him.

Posted by: FeatherBlade at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (ou9hh)

67 48 "According to Writers Guild of America West data, between 2011 and 2020, staff writers moved from 35% to 63% women, and 72% to 44% white."

You know, I always thought that women were generally better than men at words. (Writing and speaking).

Clearly the upper end of the bell curve must be dominated by men, even in women's strongest area, because the quality of writing dropped precipitously in that time.

At this point, I'm getting called a sexist for breathing. I might as well call it like I see it.
Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 26, 2024 04:36 PM (N1tpc)

Women, like men, mostly suck at writing the other gender. Damn few writers can get into the shoes of the opposite sex and pull it off believably. It's hard and most writers don't work hard. So women are very good writers but they write about women. And topics of interest for women. Can it cross over? Yeah, but rarely. I love Jane Austen, but Mark Twain didn't.

So it's best to play to your strengths. You want to appeal to men? Hire men. You want to appeal to women, hire women. Just be aware that crossovers usually only go one way.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (xcxpd)

68 I'll be honest, I love Titanic, but that was about 25 years ago.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (GBKbO)

Ok, excise the love story (aside from the tits) and I think it is fine- even very well done.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (di6C2)

69 Bonk bonk on the head

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (8KaZM)

70 >>>49 How much did Disney pay for Star Wars?

$4.05 billion. George Lucas insisted on the bonus "0.05 billion" because Disney paid $4 billion for Marvel Studios and Lucas wanted to be "bigger."

As for how much they got back from that -- I have no idea but when you buy something you're buying it for its 20-year value and I'm pretty sure the $4.05 billion valuations assumed that Star Wars would NOT become a second-rate cheesy property after just four years.

Posted by: ace at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (KRtlO)

71 Last Good Cameron movie?

...

True Lies?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (di6C2)

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I'll be honest, I love Titanic, but that was about 25 years ago.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (GBKbO)

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I don't know if Strange Days counts, because he wasn't the director, but I liked Strange Days.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (DRSnL)

72 Wow, he got Black Widow over the finish line, huh? What a credit.


Honestly, Scarlett Johansson's tits carried the movie.

Just like Lucy.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (aD39U)

73 Clearly the upper end of the bell curve must be dominated by men, even in women's strongest area,

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Dirty little secret?

There's only one very, very specific thing women do better than men.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (hQeb1)

74 46 "The show had about 2.5 billion minutes of viewing over its six-week run"

that's the New Improved Metric then ?

LOL

*spit*
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - these lying bastardi e stronzi have been lying to us for decades at February 26, 2024 04:36 PM (QwWES)


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So that’s 6 to7 million viewers for a, what, billion dollar series?

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (2fIO4)

75 Remember, for companies like Amazon and Apple their streaming video services are really just vanity projects. They make their *real* money elsewhere...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 26, 2024 04:35 PM (7fElN)
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Yes, of course.

But while "prestige" vanity divisions don't need to be profitable, they also can't be persistent cash furnaces with insatiable appetites for money, either.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (HnUIn)

76 65 Ah......yeah, still got nuthin since I don't know what THAT is either.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (Zz0t1)

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He's the Mandalorian (well, the voice). He was in one season of Game of Thrones. He was the lead in The Last of Us.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (GBKbO)

77 Afternoon.

Hey, I'm in Michigan!

I can now bump the number of States I've been in to 42.

Posted by: Robert at February 26, 2024 04:40 PM (oZZlP)

78 >>>64 I echo what Az said in a video this morning: who/what the hell even is 'Silk'?

she is yet ANOTHER female spiderman clone. She was bitten by the same radioctive spider that bit peter parker. It big him, then crawled away, then bit her.

it's so gay and stupid.

Posted by: ace at February 26, 2024 04:40 PM (KRtlO)

79 I will take your word on that as I have no f*cking clue who that guy is.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:34 PM (Zz0t1)

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He was in Narcos. That's all I got.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (DRSnL)

The Mandalorian (which sort of revived SW) and The last of us (whatever that is , I just know it is based on a video game and was BIG).

Posted by: runner at February 26, 2024 04:40 PM (V13WU)

80 61 56 "Logan" was a fitting conclusion for the character and was very well done. Apparently Hugh Jackman lobbied hard for the "Old Man Logan" storyline for his final outing, and insisted on quality for his swan song playing "Wolverine."

Disney must have cut him a stupendous check to get him to do "Wolverine" again.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (HnUIn)

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I have never seen a movie more desperate to be taken seriously than I have in Logan.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:38 PM (GBKbO)

I've never seen one plagiarize 'Blood Father' harder.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 26, 2024 04:40 PM (xcxpd)

81 Hey, I'm in Michigan!

On purpose ?

Posted by: It's me donna at February 26, 2024 04:40 PM (Akjoo)

82 I have never seen a movie more desperate to be taken seriously than I have in Logan.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:38 PM (GBKbO)
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I would say it was, at worst, a tad bit self-conscious. It didn't come across as all that "try hard" to me.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:41 PM (HnUIn)

83 How much did Disney pay for Star Wars?

Did they make their money back on that before they buttf*cked it into oblivion?


They probably did, but that's offset by the shit tons of unsold Star Wars and Marvel toys being dumped at liquidators. An Ollie's opened near me and I went in and there was just aisles and aisles of the crap.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 26, 2024 04:41 PM (2ocoG)

84 Disney must have cut him a stupendous check to get him to do "Wolverine" again.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (HnUIn)

IIRC, his complaint was 'staying in shape for the role' (Psst, the amount of steroids.)

Maybe a few years off the anabolic train was enough. Or his lack of other roles.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:41 PM (di6C2)

85 Huh, I guess I never realized that Thora Birch was The Other Girl in Ghost World.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 04:41 PM (aD39U)

86 They have to pretend that the merely mediocre is incredible moviemaking.

Hell... "acclaimed FX series "The Bear?"

Sure...it was sort of fun, but I am a food geek. And it had a total of two quality performances out of about eight supporting actors. The rest were weird and awkward. And the writing sucked.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 26, 2024 04:41 PM (gSZYf)

87 68 I'll be honest, I love Titanic, but that was about 25 years ago.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (GBKbO)

Ok, excise the love story (aside from the tits) and I think it is fine- even very well done.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (di6C2)

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I think the love story works. The rich asshole doesn't and is a cartoon character. The dialogue is too modern especially considering the intricate historical recreation. The efforts to see as much of the Titanic through two characters creates some weird bits of plot in the second half.

But, the spectacle. It's great spectacle.

Still, A Night to Remember is better.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:41 PM (GBKbO)

88 73 Clearly the upper end of the bell curve must be dominated by men, even in women's strongest area,

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Dirty little secret?

There's only one very, very specific thing women do better than men.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (hQeb1)

multiple orgasms?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 26, 2024 04:41 PM (xcxpd)

89 it's so gay and stupid.
Posted by: ace at February 26, 2024 04:40 PM (KRtlO)
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It's PERFECT!

Too bad those bastards at Amazon got it. That has *my* name written all over it!

Posted by: Disney at February 26, 2024 04:41 PM (HnUIn)

90 I have never seen a movie more desperate to be taken seriously than I have in Logan.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini'

I missed it in the theaters and caught it much later. So in a rare moment of magnanimous effort, I will agree to disagree.

Posted by: LenNeal also hates Taxi Driver and thinks it is stupid at February 26, 2024 04:42 PM (9yXr+)

91 "The re-master was split into two halves that are separate releases. I think the new trailer is for the second half.
Posted by: Ian S"

Astonishing. It's been a couple-three years since the first half was released, hasn't it?

Posted by: FeatherBlade at February 26, 2024 04:42 PM (ou9hh)

92 Hot Air: Instagram Employees KNEW They Were Facilitating Child Exploitation and Were Fine With It

http://tinyurl.com/ffz9une7

Strom links to and NYT article which he highly recommends. It might be behind a paywall but you might be able to read it at Archive.

Posted by: Robert at February 26, 2024 04:42 PM (oZZlP)

93 82 I have never seen a movie more desperate to be taken seriously than I have in Logan.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:38 PM (GBKbO)
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I would say it was, at worst, a tad bit self-conscious. It didn't come across as all that "try hard" to me.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:41 PM (HnUIn)

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"We're not like THOSE comic book movies! We're like Shane! Remember Shane?!"

"Yes, I remember Shane, and I wish I was watching Shane right now."

I don't hate it, but...I don't think it quite works.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:42 PM (GBKbO)

94 Ace, don't miss the news article about the women in DC being given $11K to help "lift them out of poverty"

http://tinyurl.com/267vednz

Spoiler alert: it ends exactly like you think it would. Iirc the direct quote was "imma blow it all"

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 26, 2024 04:42 PM (hQeb1)

95
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He's the Mandalorian (well, the voice). He was in one season of Game of Thrones. He was the lead in The Last of Us.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (GBKbO)



Huh.

I guess it's starting to show that I don't watch any modern movies very often at all.......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:42 PM (Zz0t1)

96 I don't know if Strange Days counts, because he wasn't the director, but I liked Strange Days.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (DRSnL)

Holy Hell. That is a blast from the dimly remembered past. All I could think of was Ralph Fienes. 1995 when I look it up.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:42 PM (di6C2)

97 "Some of our studios lost a little focus. So the first step that we've taken is that we've reduced volume," Iger said on a Feb. 7 earnings call. "We've reduced output, particularly at Marvel," in order to ensure "the films you're making can be even better."

There was an extended writers strike.
Seems like that ALONE would cause a drop in volume considering there is a lag between writing/filming/edits and viewing.

Posted by: Inogame at February 26, 2024 04:43 PM (53oGX)

98 Here's my deal: it's the same deal it's ever been for like ten years now... No Disney for my family. No Disney+. No Disney movies. No Disney parks. No Disney merch. No weird gay shit for my family, please and thank you.

My family whined about this No Disney rule for awhile.

I'd like to thank that giant creepy rat for reducing the quality of the work product so far that I no longer have to hear that whining, because even dumb kids can see how much their fag thing sucks ass, now.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 26, 2024 04:43 PM (0FoWg)

99 Godzilla Minus One was a masterclass in how to make an old fashioned, crowd pleasing blockbuster featuring a long established IP. Too bad Marvel (and DC, and Star Wars, and Star Trek, etc.) will not learn any lessons from its success.

Posted by: Open Channel D at February 26, 2024 04:43 PM (VYM+i)

100 she is yet ANOTHER female spiderman clone. She was bitten by the same radioctive spider that bit peter parker. It big him, then crawled away, then bit her.

it's so gay and stupid.


The best part of Sony trying to make a Spiderman Universe is the Pitch Meeting for Madame Web.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 26, 2024 04:43 PM (2ocoG)

101
He's the Mandalorian (well, the voice). He was in one season of Game of Thrones. He was the lead in The Last of Us.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (GBKbO)
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He was ground into hamburger in the second Kingsman movie.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 26, 2024 04:43 PM (0gvpA)

102
Spoiler alert: it ends exactly like you think it would. Iirc the direct quote was "imma blow it all"
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 26, 2024 04:42 PM (hQeb1)



Sometimes, you benefit!

Wait.....they're talking about money, aren't they.....

Posted by: Kumswala Harris at February 26, 2024 04:43 PM (Zz0t1)

103 >>>Holy Hell. That is a blast from the dimly remembered past. All I could think of was Ralph Fienes. 1995 when I look it up.

I met a girl I really liked and took her to that for our first date.

The rape scenes were somewhat uncomfortable.

Posted by: ace at February 26, 2024 04:43 PM (KRtlO)

104 Hey, I'm in Michigan!

On purpose ?
Posted by: It's me donna at February 26, 2024 04:40 PM (Akjoo)

It's 52 degrees here, so it's not like it was a trial for him.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 26, 2024 04:43 PM (N1tpc)

105 oh, yah, I forgot he played Oberyn Martell

Posted by: runner at February 26, 2024 04:44 PM (V13WU)

106 71 I don't know if Strange Days counts, because he wasn't the director, but I liked Strange Days.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (DRSnL)


I liked "Strange Days" a lot more the *first* time I saw it...

...when it was called, "Brainstorm."

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik channeling David Spade at February 26, 2024 04:44 PM (DTX3h)

107 Spoiler alert: it ends exactly like you think it would. Iirc the direct quote was "imma blow it all"
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 26, 2024 04:42 PM (hQeb1)
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Did this deal - an $11k lump-sum payment - come with the caveat that there will be no more social assistance or welfare from the District, ever?

If so, I could actually get behind this.

But I doubt it. And if it there was such a condition, I doubt it will be enforced.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:44 PM (HnUIn)

108 101 He was ground into hamburger in the second Kingsman movie.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at February 26, 2024 04:43 PM (0gvpA)

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Can't believe I forgot that.

I love those movies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:44 PM (GBKbO)

109 Silk was probably intended to appeal to the Asian market (b/c the character is Korean-American). However, that market isn't all that woke, and really wouldn't be down with DEI, b/c Asians and Asian-Americans get screwed more than anyone. So, I can see why the whole writers room was canned.

I'm betting this ultimately is pro-Asia, but 100% non-woke once it actually comes out.

Posted by: Nova Local at February 26, 2024 04:44 PM (exHjb)

110 But, the spectacle. It's great spectacle.

Still, A Night to Remember is better.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:41 PM (GBKbO)

It IS good spectacle, but they needed a human plot that was as good or at least not as offensively bad. Her mom raising the standard of 'Women'? Come the fuck on.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:44 PM (di6C2)

111
Maybe a few years off the anabolic train was enough. Or his lack of other roles.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


Y'mean like the one in "Swordfish" where he resurrected super badass malware that he had ditched in the only PDP-11 that still was hooked into the internet more than thirty years after it ought to have expired?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 26, 2024 04:44 PM (xG4kz)

112 103 I met a girl I really liked and took her to that for our first date.

The rape scenes were somewhat uncomfortable.
Posted by: ace at February 26, 2024 04:43 PM (KRtlO)

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Travis Bickle taking Cybill Shepherd to a Swedish art film bad?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:45 PM (GBKbO)

113 Last Good Cameron movie?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:37 PM (di6C2)


"Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

That was an excellent Cameron.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 26, 2024 04:45 PM (gSZYf)

114 I'd like to thank that giant creepy rat for reducing the quality of the work product so far that I no longer have to hear that whining, because even dumb kids can see how much their fag thing sucks ass, now.

As some have pointed out, there's really no reason to object to the actual wokeness in most woke work product because it's also just objectively terrible and that's sufficient.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 26, 2024 04:45 PM (2ocoG)

115 The Soviet Union could have reduced production of the Lada to 10 a year and they still would have been crap.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at February 26, 2024 04:45 PM (tT6L1)

116 Speaking of Bollywood, I'll share this once more:
https://shorturl.at/tuAP4
(apparently the Main Character is Tom Cruise from both Top Gun and Mission Impossible)
(and there is *too* a dance sequence!)

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 26, 2024 04:45 PM (llON8)

117 111
Maybe a few years off the anabolic train was enough. Or his lack of other roles.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Y'mean like the one in "Swordfish" where he resurrected super badass malware that he had ditched in the only PDP-11 that still was hooked into the internet more than thirty years after it ought to have expired?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 26, 2024 04:44 PM (xG4kz)

Swordfish still has the best job interview scene ever.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 26, 2024 04:46 PM (xcxpd)

118 she is yet ANOTHER female spiderman clone. She was bitten by the same radioctive spider that bit peter parker. It big him, then crawled away, then bit her.

it's so gay and stupid.
Posted by: ace at February 26, 2024 04:40 PM (KRtlO)

These spiders are just biting everyone now. WTH?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:46 PM (di6C2)

119 110 It IS good spectacle, but they needed a human plot that was as good or at least not as offensively bad. Her mom raising the standard of 'Women'? Come the fuck on.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:44 PM (di6C2)

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His writing strength before Titanic most likely came from his ex-wife Gale Ann Hurd. The writing in Titanic isn't great, but I just buy into the central romance between an unhappy rich girl and a suave poor kid on a boat.

It wouldn't have lasted had Rose moved over on that door once they got to New York, but it was nice while it lasted.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:46 PM (GBKbO)

120
As for how much they got back from that -- I have no idea but when you buy something you're buying it for its 20-year value and I'm pretty sure the $4.05 billion valuations assumed that Star Wars would NOT become a second-rate cheesy property after just four years.
Posted by: ace at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (KRtlO)



Ok, so they spent $4.05 for the franchise, spent another $.5 bn to $1 bn making movie after movie after TV show after cartoon.......that no one watches and those that do, hate it?

GENIUS!!!

Posted by: Kumswala Harris at February 26, 2024 04:46 PM (Zz0t1)

121 I saw Orphan Plot-moppets open for Shonen Knife at CBGB in 1993.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at February 26, 2024 04:46 PM (PiwSw)

122 It reminds me of CAFE for cars.

Chevy can make a gas guzzling suburban that everyone wants to buy, but it has to be offset by some crappy golf cart Geo Bolt that no one wants and the dealer has to lay cash on the car hood.


Posted by: Benchmark at February 26, 2024 04:46 PM (3KbnS)

123 Thisssss...looks like a job for Lance Clamhammer!!!!

Posted by: Orson at February 26, 2024 04:47 PM (dIske)

124 They're not changing a thing besides the verbiage to cover up their quasi-religious zealotry.

This isn't just a flavor-of-the-month biz fad. It's a fully deployed DIE-star that won't be removed without complete destruction of H-Wood.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 26, 2024 04:47 PM (IG4Id)

125 Did this deal - an $11k lump-sum payment - come with the caveat that there will be no more social assistance or welfare from the District, ever?


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Oh goodness no.

And with six kids I'm betting she gets $1K or so per month free and clear for food before her normal food budget.

She spent the money on a trip to Florida. Took the boyfriend. Holla!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 26, 2024 04:47 PM (hQeb1)

126 I can now bump the number of States I've been in to 42.
Posted by: Robert at February 26, 2024 04:40 PM (oZZlP)

Great! Only 15 more to go!

Posted by: Barry Obongo, Constitutional Skolar at February 26, 2024 04:47 PM (2ijlT)

127 Holy Hell. That is a blast from the dimly remembered past. All I could think of was Ralph Fienes. 1995 when I look it up.
Posted by: Aetius451AD'

An under-recognized Cyberpunk bit. I went to see it in a multiplex with the sound dialed up to 11, and the scenes of Juliette Lewis performing the PJ Harvey songs was like being hit by a truck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX3CmKvzyw0

Angela Bassett has NEVER been hotter than in that movie.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:47 PM (9yXr+)

128 123 Thisssss...looks like a job for Lance Clamhammer!!!!
Posted by: Orson at February 26, 2024 04:47 PM (dIske)

Starring Charles Dera as Lance Clamhammer.

You will believe a man can fuck.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 26, 2024 04:47 PM (xcxpd)

129 For the Disney 2024 theatrical boycott, avoid:

Young Woman and the Sea
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
Inside Out 2
Deadpool & Wolverine
Alien: Romulus
The Amateur
Moana 2
Mufasa

More movies may get dated this year, but this is a good starting list.

Posted by: Nova Local at February 26, 2024 04:48 PM (exHjb)

130 Weren't "showrunners" once called "executive producers"? Gene Roddenberry was EP on Trek for the first 12-15 shows of the series. Or maybe I'm thinking "line producer," the guy (always a guy in those days) responsible for making the day-to-day decisions and who often wrote scripts, as Gene L. Coon did.

I laughed at that Picard series when I saw it had something like six "executive producers."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 04:48 PM (J2vNu)

131 Maybe the studios will understand there have always been female superhero shows with large audiences...even a whole network:

Cooking food.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 26, 2024 04:48 PM (VmBBt)

132
He specializes in roles where his character escorts orphan plot-moppets across dangerous territory.

So not doing that will be a creative stretch for him.
Posted by: FeatherBlade at February 26, 2024 04:39 PM (ou9hh).

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Don't forget the part where he never takes off his full face helmet.

That was a very important part of the success of the character.

But since he left Gina Carano out to dry, I have no use for him.

Posted by: Just Lily at February 26, 2024 04:48 PM (vivhj)

133 Godzilla Minus One was a masterclass in how to make an old fashioned, crowd pleasing blockbuster featuring a long established IP. Too bad Marvel (and DC, and Star Wars, and Star Trek, etc.) will not learn any lessons from its success.
Posted by: Open Channel D at February 26, 2024 04:43 PM (VYM+i)

I hope Japanese studios kick the crap out of American ones.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 26, 2024 04:48 PM (N1tpc)

134 Angela Bassett has NEVER been hotter than in that movie.
Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:47 PM (9yXr+)

No lie, she was pretty damn hot back in the day.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:49 PM (di6C2)

135 I was watching a YouTube video featuring Gary from Nerdrotic and the Critical Drinker. They both commented that in today's Hollywood, every time a bomb is released, a thousand new YouTubers arise, critiquing the crap that's being put out.

So if anyone is making bank off this wokeness, it's YouTube...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 26, 2024 04:49 PM (7fElN)

136 130 Weren't "showrunners" once called "executive producers"? Gene Roddenberry was EP on Trek for the first 12-15 shows of the series. Or maybe I'm thinking "line producer," the guy (always a guy in those days) responsible for making the day-to-day decisions and who often wrote scripts, as Gene L. Coon did.

I laughed at that Picard series when I saw it had something like six "executive producers."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 04:48 PM (J2vNu)

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Yeah, showrunners are generally the one executive producer who's been given direct creative control. It's not an official title, as far as I know.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:49 PM (GBKbO)

137 "Pedro Pascal
I will take your word on that as I have no f*cking clue who that guy is."

He was also the lead bad guy in "The Equalizer 2"

Posted by: Tuna at February 26, 2024 04:49 PM (oaGWv)

138 For the Disney 2024 theatrical boycott, avoid:

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes



I liked the first three movies.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 04:49 PM (aD39U)

139 I met a girl I really liked and took her to that for our first date.

The rape scenes were somewhat uncomfortable.
Posted by: ace at February 26, 2024 04:43 PM (KRtlO)

Good job.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 26, 2024 04:49 PM (R4t5M)

140 But the Disney division is in the midst of a pretty darn good February, all things considered, despite the general gloom that surrounds the superhero genre as of late.

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I read that as "genital gloom."

Posted by: ShainS -- Boycott New York & other Blue Shithole Cities #TruckersForTrump at February 26, 2024 04:50 PM (CnqNO)

141 137 "Pedro Pascal
I will take your word on that as I have no f*cking clue who that guy is."

He was also the lead bad guy in "The Equalizer 2"
Posted by: Tuna at February 26, 2024 04:49 PM (oaGWv)

Also in Wonder Woman 1984.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:50 PM (di6C2)

142 Yeah, showrunners are generally the one executive producer who's been given direct creative control. It's not an official title, as far as I know.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:49 PM (GBKbO)
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"Executive Producer" bloat led to the term, I suspect.

When there are a half-dozen "Executive Producers" on a project, the *actual* EP has to call himself something else so people actually know who's in charge.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:50 PM (HnUIn)

143 I've canceled Netflix, Paramount+, and I'd canceled Amazon if it wasn't for free shipping.

I

Posted by: mpfs, Hey, where's my Sweetdick?! at February 26, 2024 04:50 PM (7OHwG)

144
He specializes in roles where his character escorts orphan plot-moppets across dangerous territory


I read that as "flop-moppets" and wondered just when did teen soccer movies become a thing?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 26, 2024 04:50 PM (xG4kz)

145 I met a girl I really liked and took her to that for our first date.

The rape scenes were somewhat uncomfortable.
Posted by: ace at February 26, 2024 04:43 PM (KRtlO)

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My best friend in HS went out on a date with the most straight-laced guy in school. They saw About Last Night. They didn't date again after that.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 04:50 PM (DRSnL)

146 138 Disney has fallen on hard times their movies Strange World and The Elementals bombed big time
Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at February 26, 2024 04:49 PM (wGqjj)

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Elemental eventually broke even, barely, based on solid international legs.

But things like Wish and The Marvels are...nowhere close.

The Disney production pipeline seems to be outright broken, and that's not even taking into account the waste of sending PIXAR movies direct to Disney+.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:50 PM (GBKbO)

147 I met a girl I really liked and took her to that for our first date.
The rape scenes were somewhat uncomfortable.
Posted by: ace at February 26, 2024 04:43 PM (KRtlO)
Travis Bickle taking Cybill Shepherd to a Swedish art film bad?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini'

My First Ex had a chick stay with us, a radical feminist from Boston, a university professor still grasping onto her Punk Roots, and my ex set her up on a date with a very nice Punk boy, who took her, on a First Date, to see 'In The Company Of Men' because, he said later, he'd heard it was a 'feminist movie' and it might get him into her pants.

This did not happen. True story.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:51 PM (9yXr+)

148 138 For the Disney 2024 theatrical boycott, avoid:

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes


I liked the first three movies.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 04:49 PM (aD39U)

4th is a time jump...and likely woke b/c it's fully under Disney's umbrella now (like Deadpool) vs the 1st 3.

Posted by: Nova Local at February 26, 2024 04:51 PM (exHjb)

149 It's not that there weren't show runners. It's that the show runners were bad without anyone telling them no, ever.

Also, this helped lead to the now-typical massive reshoots that made 6 hours of television cost as much as a 2 hour big budget spectacle while never looking as good.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024


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Gene Coon was quoted as saying, "Ninety percent of your show problems can be fixed, faster and cheaper, in the typewriter." I guess he didn't foresee the disastrous quagmire that H'wood would become. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 04:51 PM (J2vNu)

150 For the Disney 2024 theatrical boycott, avoid:

Young Woman and the Sea
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
Inside Out 2
Deadpool & Wolverine
Alien: Romulus
The Amateur
Moana 2
Mufasa

More movies may get dated this year, but this is a good starting list.
Posted by: Nova Local at February 26, 2024 04:48 PM (exHjb)
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I notice almost all of those (maybe all of them) are sequels to existing IPs and not wholly original stories with new characters.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 26, 2024 04:51 PM (7fElN)

151 I met a girl I really liked and took her to that for our first date.

The rape scenes were somewhat uncomfortable.
Posted by: ace at February 26, 2024 04:43 PM (KRtlO)

Why? You didn't ask her to stick her hand into the popcorn bucket on your lap, did you?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:52 PM (di6C2)

152 My First Ex had a chick stay with us, a radical feminist from Boston, a university professor still grasping onto her Punk Roots, and my ex set her up on a date with a very nice Punk boy, who took her, on a First Date, to see 'In The Company Of Men' because, he said later, he'd heard it was a 'feminist movie' and it might get him into her pants.

This did not happen. True story.
Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:51 PM (9yXr+)
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Meh.

Still a better love story than "Twilight."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:52 PM (HnUIn)

153 148 Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes


I liked the first three movies.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 04:49 PM (aD39U)

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Apparently there was a screening a few months back, and the results were mediocre at best.

Weird what happens when you replace the guy who made Dawn of the Planet of the Apes with the guy who made The Maze Runner movies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:52 PM (GBKbO)

154 I met a girl I really liked and took her to that for our first date.

The rape scenes were somewhat uncomfortable.
Posted by: ace at February 26, 2024 04:43 PM (KRtlO)



You made out during Schindler's List, didn't you?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 04:52 PM (aD39U)

155 Hahaha! Megan the Feminist Radical Punk returned foaming at the mouth.
She explained and of course I could not stop laughing.
This did not go over well and she got all upset and I told her get fucked.
The boy meant well.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:52 PM (9yXr+)

156 149 Gene Coon was quoted as saying, "Ninety percent of your show problems can be fixed, faster and cheaper, in the typewriter." I guess he didn't foresee the disastrous quagmire that H'wood would become. . . .
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 04:51 PM (J2vNu)

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"Gene Who? Fuck that guy. I MADE STAR TREK!!!!"
-Gene Roddenberry

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:52 PM (GBKbO)

157 I wish it amazed me how many movies and actors there are out there that I haven't seen or know who they are, but it doesn't.

I like being in the don't know sometimes.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:53 PM (Zz0t1)

158 he'd heard it was a 'feminist movie' and it might get him into her pants.

-

Every male feminist ever.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 26, 2024 04:53 PM (hQeb1)

159 157 I wish it amazed me how many movies and actors there are out there that I haven't seen or know who they are, but it doesn't.

I like being in the don't know sometimes.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:53 PM (Zz0t1)

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Well, the movie star is a myth and media has fractured to very small slices.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:54 PM (GBKbO)

160 I took a girl to see Misery......She got PISSED when I screamed because they wrecked the 65 Mustang early on.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:54 PM (Zz0t1)

161 Weird what happens when you replace the guy who made Dawn of the Planet of the Apes with the guy who made The Maze Runner movies.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:52 PM (GBKbO)



Great, The Maze Runner of Divergents.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 04:54 PM (aD39U)

162 For the Disney 2024 theatrical boycott, avoid:

Young Woman and the Sea

Posted by: Nova Local at February 26, 2024 04:48 PM (exHjb)

..... so did they gender and age-swap The Old Man and the Sea?

You don't have to answer, I don't actually care.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 26, 2024 04:54 PM (N1tpc)

163 You made out during Schindler's List, didn't you?
Posted by: G'rump928(c)'

The First Ex's dad fell asleep during Schindler's List and snored. He was one of those guys who if you put him in a chair and it gets dark he just falls asleep.
His wife was furious.
"Bob! Bob! Wake up, goddamit!"

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:54 PM (9yXr+)

164 160 I took a girl to see Misery......She got PISSED when I screamed because they wrecked the 65 Mustang early on.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:54 PM (Zz0t1)

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I took Dolley to see Drive.

She still has not forgiven me for that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:54 PM (GBKbO)

165 I wish it amazed me how many movies and actors there are out there that I haven't seen or know who they are, but it doesn't.

I like being in the don't know sometimes.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:53 PM (Zz0t1)
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About 10 or 15 years ago, I was at the supermarket checkout and read over the tabloid covers and most were, as usual, celebrity gossip rags. I realized about halfway through reading the covers, "I have no idea who any of these people are."

I mark down that down as the moment I stopped being young.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:55 PM (HnUIn)

166 Return to the Kingdom of the Maze of the planet of the apes

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 26, 2024 04:55 PM (hQeb1)

167 Am I too late for the ”I haven’t been to a movie since 1977” comment?

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 04:55 PM (YofvK)

168 I cannot honestly promise that I will boycott Deadpool & Wolverine.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 26, 2024 04:55 PM (xcxpd)

169 He's almost a fresh-faced ingenue.

If the rumors are correct, this isn't just a writerly quip.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 26, 2024 04:55 PM (IG4Id)

170 I wish it amazed me how many movies and actors there are out there that I haven't seen or know who they are, but it doesn't.

I like being in the don't know sometimes.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:53 PM (Zz0t1)
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There's so much content being produced, it's impossible to know everything that's out there. Oversaturation of the market, which means people will become much more discriminating in what they choose to watch and will reject everything else.

It also means we are unlikely to see cultural touchstones like Star Wars or Harry Potter anytime in the future.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 26, 2024 04:55 PM (7fElN)

171 167 Am I too late for the ”I haven’t been to a movie since 1977” comment?
Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 04:55 PM (YofvK)

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I'm going to the movies on Thursday!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:55 PM (GBKbO)

172 he'd heard it was a 'feminist movie' and it might get him into her pants.
Every male (...) ever.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow?'

Fixed it.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:55 PM (9yXr+)

173 The film will begin shooting in March in Atlanta. Her hiring adds a flair of prestige to the project...

I thought there was a requirement for items of flair in that joint?

Posted by: Kindltot at February 26, 2024 04:56 PM (D7oie)

174 Z-Men '97 trailer once shown to the Marvel comic book crowd bombed abysmally.

Morpho the shapeshifter is now 'non-binary' and everyone's favorite Southern Belle Rogue who took down Carol Danvers, yes THAT Carol Danvers, is now portrayed flat as a board.

Oh yeah the 'womyn' in charge is a flaming Lefty who wants no white writers. Though she is white.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 04:56 PM (v0S0I)

175 "Gene Who? Fuck that guy. I MADE STAR TREK!!!!"
-Gene Roddenberry
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:52 PM (GBKbO)


uhagh ahanar Stahhhhh.... BRAAIIINS...

-Zombie Gene Roddenberry

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 26, 2024 04:56 PM (N1tpc)

176 Faces of Death is always a winner for a first date.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 26, 2024 04:56 PM (R4t5M)

177 I have only walked out of one movie and demanded a refund. One in my entire life: The Exterminator ( 1980 ).

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 04:56 PM (aD39U)

178 I like being in the don't know sometimes.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:53 PM (Zz0t1)

Try popular music...it might be even worse!

I doubt I have ever heard of at least five of the top 10 acts in American music.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 26, 2024 04:56 PM (gSZYf)

179 About 10 or 15 years ago, I was at the supermarket checkout and read over the tabloid covers and most were, as usual, celebrity gossip rags. I realized about halfway through reading the covers, "I have no idea who any of these people are."

I mark down that down as the moment I stopped being young.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 26, 2024 04:55 PM (HnUIn)

Even when I was young I had no clue who most of those people dress same with pop singers.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 04:57 PM (YofvK)

180 Am I too late for the ”I haven’t been to a movie since 1977” comment?
Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 04:55 PM (YofvK)
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Star Wars was great and all, but it wasn't THAT good...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 26, 2024 04:57 PM (7fElN)

181 178 I doubt I have ever heard of at least five of the top 10 acts in American music.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 26, 2024 04:56 PM (gSZYf)

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Trick question:

All ten are Taylor Swift!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:57 PM (GBKbO)

182 Toni Braxton was another scorcher in the 90s.

Also Vanessa Williams, of course. Wish we had had more of her.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 04:57 PM (di6C2)

183 180 Am I too late for the ”I haven’t been to a movie since 1977” comment?
Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 04:55 PM (YofvK)
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Star Wars was great and all, but it wasn't THAT good...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 26, 2024 04:57 PM (7fElN)

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Better than Annie Hall.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:57 PM (GBKbO)

184
I doubt I have ever heard of at least five of the top 10 acts in American music.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 26, 2024 04:56 PM (gSZYf)


Tay Tay is number 1-10.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 04:57 PM (YofvK)

185 About 10 or 15 years ago, I was at the supermarket checkout and read over the tabloid covers and most were, as usual, celebrity gossip rags. I realized about halfway through reading the covers, "I have no idea who any of these people are."

I mark down that down as the moment I stopped being young.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)'

I work at a supermarket. I was at breakfast with my daughter and asked her what she thought of the Harry and Meghan thing, and she put on The Face and asked me, "Who are you talking about?"
At that point I realized I got way too much of my news from supermarket magazine displays and came here for edification.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:57 PM (9yXr+)

186 Season 2 of Halo got better cause they just killed off the homos. Did not see that happening....

Back to killing monsters instead of "sweet mysteries of the night" playing house.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 26, 2024 04:57 PM (VmBBt)

187 I have plans to go to a movie. June 1 local theater is showing the original MuppetMovie am am going with a friend. No interst in an major release this ueR, but the special showings of old films or anime movies have my at.

Posted by: Bete at February 26, 2024 04:58 PM (tNNrR)

188
Missus Krebs gave me grief for making her sit through practically the entire run of "The Warriors" just so she could see the "Warriors, come out and play-ay!" scene.

I don't blame her. How was I supposed to have remembered that the scene did not occur until damn close to the end of the movie?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 26, 2024 04:58 PM (xG4kz)

189 Disney hiring little rat bitch Pedro Pascal for the Fantastic Four isn't going to help them shed that super gay image that meereen in tights have.

Posted by: Rbastid at February 26, 2024 04:58 PM (WrUdH)

190 Fixed it.

-

You're not wrong, but male feminists are the worst. It's one thing when it's a normal guy just playing along with their delusions, but the ones that base their lives around it to be creeps and hope their groveling and being available will win the day? (shudder)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 26, 2024 04:58 PM (hQeb1)

191 Reboot "Wakanda" with a DEIversity mot seen in a supposedly homogeneous population since Thor: Ragnarok.
Maybe star Atomic Dogboy as the new King after a fabulous duel.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at February 26, 2024 04:59 PM (cOq4q)

192 Warriors?

Are you shooting at the walls of heart ache?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 04:59 PM (v0S0I)

193 >>> 186 Season 2 of Halo got better cause they just killed off the homos. Did not see that happening....

Back to killing monsters instead of "sweet mysteries of the night" playing house.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 26, 2024 04:57 PM (VmBBt)

During Pride Eve Eve Eve Eve Month?!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at February 26, 2024 04:59 PM (llON8)

194 I saw A Flair Of Prestige open for Solar Fields at Summerburst in 2015.

Posted by: ShainS -- Boycott New York & other Blue Shithole Cities #TruckersForTrump at February 26, 2024 04:59 PM (1yJzw)

195 I have only walked out of one movie and demanded a refund. One in my entire life: The Exterminator ( 1980 ).
Posted by: G'rump928(c)'

That's a classic. We can't be friends. I hope you are not disappointed.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:59 PM (9yXr+)

196 189 Disney hiring little rat bitch Pedro Pascal for the Fantastic Four isn't going to help them shed that super gay image that meereen in tights have.
Posted by: Rbastid at February 26, 2024 04:58 PM (WrUdH)

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The Fantastic Four being a big property feels like a remnant of the 80s.

I don't think it's going to save Marvel's cinematic ambitions.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:59 PM (GBKbO)

197 I have only walked out of one movie and demanded a refund. One in my entire life: The Exterminator ( 1980 ).
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 04:56 PM (aD39U)

Mine was a Rick Springfield flick, Hard to Hold. It was buck night and I asked for our $2 back.

Posted by: Beartooth at February 26, 2024 04:59 PM (LjgPm)

198 Last Star Wars movie I saw in its entirety: Return of the Jedi

Never saw one minute of Harry Potter, nor read a book.

Last movie I saw in the theater, not including the recent screening of Python's Holy Grail: American Sniper

I guess the most 'recent' thing I've seen is all 4 of the John Wick quadrilogy.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 04:59 PM (Zz0t1)

199 I sat through all of Cutthroat Island. Dear God what a horrible movie.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:00 PM (di6C2)

200 >>> 190
==
You're not wrong, but male feminists are the worst. It's one thing when it's a normal guy just playing along with their delusions, but the ones that base their lives around it to be creeps and hope their groveling and being available will win the day? (shudder)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 26, 2024 04:58 PM (hQeb1)

Is this about me?

Posted by: Joss Whedon at February 26, 2024 05:00 PM (llON8)

201 199 I sat through all of Cutthroat Island. Dear God what a horrible movie.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:00 PM (di6C2)

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The director was hittin' that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 05:00 PM (GBKbO)

202 Isn't Pedro Pascal that Yo-Yo who hated wearing the helmet in The Mandolorian so now he only provides the voice to the character?

Plus being an idiot who thinks everyone else is a Nazi?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:00 PM (v0S0I)

203 I took Dolley to see Drive.

She still has not forgiven me for that.
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My favorite is a buddy who took his wife to see Event Horizon by telling her it was a love story.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 26, 2024 05:01 PM (VmBBt)

204 I have only walked out of one movie and demanded a refund. One in my entire life: The Exterminator ( 1980 ).
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024


***
I came close with Jacob's Ladder w/ Tim Robbins. He wasn't the problem, or at least not the only one. I realized I didn't like or understand any of the characters or care about whatever crises they were having.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 05:01 PM (J2vNu)

205 I was mad when Phase V happened, because I wouldn't refer to it as "Marvel Phase Bore" anymore.
Posted by: Joe Mannix

How about Phase Sink-o?

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 26, 2024 05:01 PM (f746Z)

206 Wow -- sources inside Disney and at the production itself say the show has "sunny prospects."

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It's Always Sunny in Pedophilia.

Posted by: ShainS -- Boycott New York & other Blue Shithole Cities #TruckersForTrump at February 26, 2024 05:01 PM (1yJzw)

207 I have been watching the Hannah Gutierrez trial in Santa Fe. She was the Armorer for the movie "Rust." Based on the evidence presented by the prosecution so far she is going be spending time in a jump suit and making pruno. So far it has been shown she had loose ammo and unattended firearms laying around on a cart, for some reason a firearm, under her responsibility, ended up in the hands of a prop master where it had an "accidental discharge", and personally experienced an "accidental discharge" of a different firearm a couple hours later. Plus some implications of illicit drugs use in the hotel hot tub at night.

Posted by: Lost in Space at February 26, 2024 05:01 PM (ytCBg)

208 203 My favorite is a buddy who took his wife to see Event Horizon by telling her it was a love story.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 26, 2024 05:01 PM (VmBBt)

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He weren't wrong!

Let nothing come between a man and his love for a Hellmouth in space.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 05:01 PM (GBKbO)

209 The director was hittin' that.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 05:00 PM (GBKbO)

+ for being Geena Davis.

- for Mathew Modine.

+++ for Frank Langela, who seemed to realize it was a piece of shit and he was going to tear the ass out of that role having fun. He looked like the only one.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:01 PM (di6C2)

210 So it's a movie thread then?

I watched Paul Atreides's Wonka. Do not.
You have been warned.

On the other hand, Land of the Bad was tolerable. An updated Bat21.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:02 PM (aD39U)

211
Try popular music...it might be even worse!

I doubt I have ever heard of at least five of the top 10 acts in American music.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 26, 2024 04:56 PM (gSZYf)



When it comes to music, I rely on my brother who frequents several music blogs and finds the dark alley, hole in the wall shit no one's ever heard of and it's usually always a thousand times better than the shit I hear coming across the radio when the wife is driving us somewhere.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 05:02 PM (Zz0t1)

212 209 +++ for Frank Langela, who seemed to realize it was a piece of shit and he was going to tear the ass out of that role having fun. He looked like the only one.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:01 PM (di6C2)

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Character actors > movie stars.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 05:02 PM (GBKbO)

213 My favorite is a buddy who took his wife to see Event Horizon by telling her it was a love story.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 26, 2024 05:01 PM (VmBBt)

Damn.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:02 PM (di6C2)

214 My favorite is a buddy who took his wife to see Event Horizon by telling her it was a love story.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 26, 2024 05:01 PM (VmBBt)
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I suppose in a twisted sort of way it was...

The story of a man who loved his space ship so much he took it on a trip to Hell and back...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 26, 2024 05:02 PM (7fElN)

215 I paid to see 'Poor Things' in the theater. I nearly walked out no less than 3 times. But then the shitshow did something interesting and restarted itself.

I remain ambivalent, I do not regard it as a 'good movie' as it isn't. But it's certainly something, I'm not sure what. But I didn't walk out.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:02 PM (9yXr+)

216 "the showrunner, Angela Kang"

Don't blame me. I voted for Kodos!

Posted by: Lithiated gp For Healthful Glow at February 26, 2024 05:02 PM (MvF+J)

217 took Dolley to see Drive.

She still has not forgiven me for that

—-

My wife also not a fan.
Chicks man.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 05:02 PM (YofvK)

218 127 An under-recognized Cyberpunk bit. I went to see it in a multiplex with the sound dialed up to 11, and the scenes of Juliette Lewis performing the PJ Harvey songs was like being hit by a truck.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 04:47 PM (9yXr+)


I saw it once in the theater and I thought it was good--right up until the ham-fisted, barely disguised allegory for Rodney King's ass-beating toward the end of the film. I walked out of the theater at that point.

And, seriously: if you like this movie, check out "Brainstorm." Though it gets a tad silly, the central plot mechanic of recording and reproducing conscious experiences was explored there more than a decade earlier.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at February 26, 2024 05:02 PM (DTX3h)

219 Making crap is an op, not an accident or even a result of poor "diversity" hiring. Would it honestly surprise you to learn there are competent non-white or even female (likely conservative skewing) people that could make great content if allowed to? Of course there are.

This country is not allowed to unite over *anything*, including simple entertainment.

I recognized this operation a dozen years ago with the way every news story was being covered, and they are following it to the micron.

Posted by: ... at February 26, 2024 05:03 PM (lX8VI)

220 217 My wife also not a fan.
Chicks man.
Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 05:02 PM (YofvK)

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Christina Hendricks getting her head blown up with a shotgun was apparently too far.

For some reason.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 05:03 PM (GBKbO)

221 I came close with Jacob's Ladder w/ Tim Robbins. He wasn't the problem, or at least not the only one. I realized I didn't like or understand any of the characters or care about whatever crises they were having.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 05:01 PM (J2vNu)



I still have not figured that movie out. I decided that the entire movie was the delusions of a dying mind trying to come to grips with it's death.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:03 PM (aD39U)

222 I watched a movie based on a comic strip last night. Skippy from 1931. Before there was Peanuts, there was Skippy. In hundreds of newspapers, it's author was making over a million a year in the 20s and 30s. Percy Crosby was the artist and was on top of the world until the strip started getting more weirdly political and strange as Crosby descended into mental illness. Crosby spent the last 20 years of his life in Pilgrim State Hospital on Long Island.

Skippy the movie starred Jackie Cooper who was 9 at the time. He was nominated for an Oscar and still holds the record for youngest Oscar nom. Co-starred Robert Coogan, Uncle Festers younger brother.

Posted by: Olden Times Were Better at February 26, 2024 05:03 PM (V5BDR)

223 Character actors > movie stars.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 05:02 PM (GBKbO)

Frank Langela was pretty damn good in everything I ever saw. Mom was a huge fan. He was good in Dave.

Dracula is a weird one.

There was another she recorded, one with the opening of King Tut's Tomb?

And a stage turn as Sherlock Holmes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:03 PM (di6C2)

224 My favorite is a buddy who took his wife to see Event Horizon by telling her it was a love story.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 26, 2024 05:01 PM (VmBBt)


Well it is...for Satan!

Posted by: The Church Lady at February 26, 2024 05:03 PM (PiwSw)

225 196 Marvel os in rebuild mode, they killed ofmost of the original cornerstone and have to rebuild, but they aredoing it like the brand will cover half asked movies rather than realizing they are all but back at year 1 again. Only thanks to DC and Marvel themselves comic book movie may be in a worse place as a negative than it was in 08.

Posted by: Bete at February 26, 2024 05:04 PM (tNNrR)

226 Without having seen it, I’m fairly certain that Barbie is chocked full of misandry and racism.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 26, 2024 05:04 PM (q2/In)

227 Sup

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 26, 2024 05:04 PM (MeWNy)

228 227 Sup
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 26, 2024 05:04 PM (MeWNy)

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Ceiling.

You?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 05:04 PM (GBKbO)

229 That woman desperately needs to name her child Wi'wuz

Male or female, doesn't matter.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 26, 2024 05:05 PM (hQeb1)

230 That woman desperately needs to name her child Wi'wuz

Male or female, doesn't matter.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 26, 2024 05:05 PM (hQeb1)



The exact same thing popped into my head.......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 05:05 PM (Zz0t1)

231 Hey Marvel, remember at the end of the first Guardians of the Galaxy and the hint there?

I still want to see Howard the Duck! Come on, drag Tim Robbins while you are it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:05 PM (v0S0I)

232 Christina Hendricks getting her head blown up with a shotgun was apparently too far.

For some reason.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 05:03 PM (GBKbO)

Redheads.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:05 PM (di6C2)

233 The Fantastic Four being a big property feels like a remnant of the 80s.

I don't think it's going to save Marvel's cinematic ambitions.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:59 PM (GBKbO)


It did wonders for Roger Corman's career.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 26, 2024 05:05 PM (D7oie)

234 I saw it once in the theater and I thought it was good--right up until the ham-fisted, barely disguised allegory for Rodney King's ass-beating toward the end of the film. I walked out of the theater at that point.

And, seriously: if you like this movie, check out "Brainstorm." Though it gets a tad silly, the central plot mechanic of recording and reproducing conscious experiences was explored there more than a decade earlier.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik'

Yeah I was expecting an actual Cyberpunk thing and it went all Social Justice, it lost its shit halfway through. But the initial setup is astonishing. And the clothes, who but Ralph Fiennes at that specific moment in Time could make that retro-Teddy Boy look cool. And again, Agenla Bassett was so hot she exploded off the screen in a movie that didn't do her justice.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:05 PM (9yXr+)

235 I’m watching John Adams on HBO. I watched it before, maybe 10 years ago. Another series that could never be made today. Why all the characters are white and male and cis!!! Not a tranny amongs them.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 05:05 PM (YofvK)

236 Damn, that Bollywood is whyte

Posted by: Jamaica at February 26, 2024 05:05 PM (IG7T0)

237 "Oh, more possible good news in the future."

Hey, why not? It got TFG a Nobel Peace Prize!!!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 26, 2024 05:06 PM (wtvvX)

238 My funny story got willowed:

I was snapping my fingers after some announcement somewhere and this chick started giving me shit like I was trying to be hip or something.

I told her that when you clap your hands you kill "LITTERLY MILLIONS" of blood cells in your hands.

With a very concerned look on my face.

Then I laughed.

Posted by: pawn at February 26, 2024 05:06 PM (QB+5g)

239 Awareness, out of Spain, is a good superhero flick on Amazon.

Re Event Horizon, I like how folks say it's basically a Warhammer 40k prequel movie.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 26, 2024 05:06 PM (VmBBt)

240 We watched Invasion of the Body Snatchers last night.. The original 50's version....

Posted by: It's me donna at February 26, 2024 05:06 PM (Akjoo)

241
I still want to see Howard the Duck! Come on, drag Tim Robbins while you are it.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:05 PM (v0S0I)



If by 'drag' you mean 'launch him to the sun,' I'm good with that.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 05:06 PM (Zz0t1)

242 I watched Paul Atreides's Wonka. Do not.
You have been warned.

On the other hand, Land of the Bad was tolerable. An updated Bat21.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:02 PM (aD39U)

You have to be gooned on spice for it to make sense, i guess.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 26, 2024 05:06 PM (tkR6S)

243 Disney should just move on from Star Wars and Marvel get back to their roots and reboot a new universe of movies based on the Fess Parker Disney characters and the Disneyland Log Flume ride.

Posted by: Lost in Space at February 26, 2024 05:06 PM (ytCBg)

244 I took a girl to A Time to Kill, the interracial rape/murder trial movie with Sandra Bullock. Pretty strong stuff. We had no interest in each other after that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 05:07 PM (J2vNu)

245 Roger Corman was famous way way before that.

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini or maybe The Raven?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:07 PM (v0S0I)

246 Frank Langela MADE 'The Ninth Gate'.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:07 PM (9yXr+)

247 My favorite is a buddy who took his wife to see Event Horizon by telling her it was a love story.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 26, 2024 05:01 PM (VmBBt)


technically, Enemy at the Gates is a love story

Posted by: Kindltot at February 26, 2024 05:07 PM (D7oie)

248 I still have not figured that movie out. I decided that the entire movie was the delusions of a dying mind trying to come to grips with it's death.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:03 PM (aD39U)

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That's what I always figured.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 05:07 PM (DRSnL)

249 Pedro Pascal is severely heterosexual.

Posted by: Cory Booker at February 26, 2024 05:08 PM (woPEM)

250 I still want to see Howard the Duck! Come on, drag Tim Robbins while you are it.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:05 PM (v0S0I)

If we ever needed proof...

OH! Something came up in another thread: Extremely narrow british WWII bomber. Was that the Lancaster or am I getting senile?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:08 PM (di6C2)

251 How many damn Hemsworths are there in Hollywood?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:08 PM (aD39U)

252 i enjoy knowing nothing about these programs and movies.

Posted by: gnats local 678 at February 26, 2024 05:08 PM (B1FKF)

253 Disney should just move on from Star Wars and Marvel get back to their roots and reboot a new universe of movies based on the Fess Parker Disney characters and the Disneyland Log Flume ride.
Posted by: Lost in Space at February 26, 2024 05:06 PM (ytCBg)



The world is clamoring for another 'swapped' movie where the kids and their parents exchange bodies. I'm sure of it.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at February 26, 2024 05:08 PM (Zz0t1)

254 I thought the Tom Cruise mummy flick was good.

Sucks that they released it at peak superhero movie exhaustion.
The whole series of monster movies rumored to follow would have been cool.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 26, 2024 05:08 PM (VmBBt)

255 When we were dating, I took my wife to see Bad Grampa.

Posted by: Jamaica at February 26, 2024 05:09 PM (IG7T0)

256 I’m watching John Adams on HBO. I watched it before, maybe 10 years ago. Another series that could never be made today. Why all the characters are white and male and cis!!! Not a tranny amongs them.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024


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Is that the one with Paul Giacometti (sp)? It was fascinating in the first couple of episodes, then when the Rev. War was over it got kinda dull.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 05:09 PM (J2vNu)

257 At least three, right?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:09 PM (aD39U)

258 Isn't Pedro Pascal that Yo-Yo who hated wearing the helmet in The Mandolorian so now he only provides the voice to the character?

Plus being an idiot who thinks everyone else is a Nazi?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:00 PM (v0S0I)



He's the bitch who routinely calls everyone a nazi, but then cried to Disney to get Gina Carano fired because she said or government was trying to pit each other against each other, like the nazis.

So to him calling citizens nazis is okay, but don't you dare criticize the government.

Posted by: Rbastid at February 26, 2024 05:09 PM (WrUdH)

259 >If by 'drag' you mean 'launch him to the sun,' I'm good with that.

Morgan Freeman: I remember thinking it take them 20 years to launch Tim Robbins into the sun. It barely took a year and a half.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 26, 2024 05:09 PM (cf/0E)

260 It's like the fucking Baldwins.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:09 PM (aD39U)

261 Christina Hendricks getting her head blown up with a shotgun was apparently too far. For some reason.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 05:03 PM (GBKbO)
Redheads.
Posted by: Aetius451AD'

That 'Drive' movie?
I've met some weirdos like that in real life.
They don't look like much but they are dangerous.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:09 PM (9yXr+)

262 I saw The Beekeeper and the villain is basically Hunter Biden.

Well, a slightly less skeezy version of Hunter Biden

Posted by: 18-1 at February 26, 2024 05:09 PM (ibTVg)

263 technically, Enemy at the Gates is a love story
Posted by: Kindltot at February 26, 2024 05:07 PM (D7oie)

And until the last little bit, I think is a pretty good movie.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:09 PM (di6C2)

264 Handley Paige Hampden, the flying bedpan

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:09 PM (v0S0I)

265 Back to killing monsters instead of "sweet mysteries of the night" playing house.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice


3 steps over the line, and one step back. Vidya games have seen this time and time again. No quarter.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 26, 2024 05:09 PM (IG4Id)

266 the Disneyland Log Flume ride.
Posted by: Lost in Space at February 26, 2024 05:06 PM

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I'd watch that.

Posted by: Mayor Butt, in charge of transportation and stuff at February 26, 2024 05:09 PM (Uhisz)

267 Drive was released in 2011? Damn time flies. I could have sworn it was only 6 or 7 years old.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 05:10 PM (YofvK)

268 I saw The Beekeeper and the villain is basically Hunter Biden.

Well, a slightly less skeezy version of Hunter Biden
Posted by: 18-1 at February 26, 2024 05:09 PM (ibTVg)



OMG, you're right.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:10 PM (aD39U)

269 The world is clamoring for another 'swapped' movie where the kids and their parents exchange bodies. I'm sure of it.

-

Disney? 2024 Disney?

No no no no no

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 26, 2024 05:10 PM (hQeb1)

270 Isn't Pedro Pascal that Yo-Yo who hated wearing the helmet in The Mandolorian so now he only provides the voice to the character?

Plus being an idiot who thinks everyone else is a Nazi?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:00 PM (v0S0I)

Granted he also had the most satisfying scene in TV, where he got his head crushed to bits in Game of Thrones.

Posted by: Rbastid at February 26, 2024 05:10 PM (WrUdH)

271 Brainstorm

Star actress' career was washed up after that one.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in Solidarity with the Struggle to maintain Moron standards at February 26, 2024 05:10 PM (qW9k0)

272 Execs are not calling it a reboot, not even a soft one, but more of a creative retooling.

LOL.



"Desperate salvage operation" had too many syllables?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 26, 2024 05:10 PM (vDyah)

273 Disney should just move on from Star Wars and Marvel get back to their roots and reboot a new universe of movies based on the Fess Parker Disney characters and the Disneyland Log Flume ride.
Posted by: Lost in Space at February 26, 2024


***
Or the Swamp Fox, or the Scarecrow, or Elfego Baca the legendary NM lawman, or Zorro!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 05:10 PM (J2vNu)

274 248 I still have not figured that movie out. I decided that the entire movie was the delusions of a dying mind trying to come to grips with it's death.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:03 PM (aD39U)

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That's what I always figured.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 05:07 PM (DRSnL)


Inspired by the short story "Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," by Ambrose Bierce.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at February 26, 2024 05:10 PM (PiwSw)

275 I can't snap my fingers anymore because of arthritis in my thumb joints. Can I collect a check? Who do I sue?

Posted by: Somebody Gotta Pay For This! at February 26, 2024 05:10 PM (V5BDR)

276 Langella was the star of one of the Flanagan limited series - the Poe one - House of Usher.

that ugly Irish chick he used to have in all his series decided he was too friendly - Lassiter-ish with the touching of arms and suchlike - and got him fired

...AFTER FILMING! the series was done and she went psycho

so they had to reshoot all his scenes with some other dude. the Irish chick sucks so much she's awful and with the reshoots and paying her off that probably killed Flanagan's chances at any more series with Netflix

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 26, 2024 05:10 PM (AcWfM)

277 Hey Disney, I got three words for ya:
Knotts Berry Farm

Ha!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 26, 2024 05:10 PM (W/lyH)

278 231 Howard the Duck is available in 4k, and even got a steelbook release.

And yet Syrange Days is not licensed for home video release anywhere in the States.

Posted by: Bete at February 26, 2024 05:11 PM (tNNrR)

279 Is that the one with Paul Giacometti (sp)? It was fascinating in the first couple of episodes, then when the Rev. War was over it got kinda dull.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 05:09 PM (J2vNu)

Yep that’s the one. Im at the part where they just declared independence.

Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 05:11 PM (YofvK)

280 Event Horizon is always the go-to but when 'The Black Hole' was out of circulation I got to see it at a Comicon on bootleg on a reasonably big screen, and while much of it was cheese, that Ending!

WTF

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:11 PM (9yXr+)

281 The world is clamoring for another 'swapped' movie where the kids and their parents exchange bodies. I'm sure of it.

Also swap genders.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in Solidarity with the Struggle to maintain Moron standards at February 26, 2024 05:12 PM (qW9k0)

282 Howard the Duck

Terrible movie... It was filmed around where I live

Posted by: It's me donna at February 26, 2024 05:12 PM (Akjoo)

283 He's the bitch who routinely calls everyone a nazi, but then cried to Disney to get Gina Carano fired because she said or government was trying to pit each other against each other, like the nazis.


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there is proof of this ? that he got Gina fired ?

Posted by: runner at February 26, 2024 05:12 PM (V13WU)

284 Granted he also had the most satisfying scene in TV, where he got his head crushed to bits in Game of Thrones.


that was the only scene with Pedro I've ever liked

if we're talking movies Night Flight had Bad Timing so rewatched. still kind of a bad movie. Theresa Russell is good in it. the rest is really sub par. early Nicholas Roeg!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 26, 2024 05:12 PM (AcWfM)

285 Execs are not calling it a reboot, not even a soft one, but more of a creative retooling.

The existing tools were the wrong tools! So we hired new tools!

Posted by: Execs at February 26, 2024 05:12 PM (DgGvY)

286 264 Handley Paige Hampden, the flying bedpan
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:09 PM (v0S0I)

Ah ha!

The slim and compact fuselage of the aircraft was quite cramped, being wide enough only for a single person. The navigator sat behind the pilot and access in the cockpit required folding down the seats. Once in place, the crew had almost no room to move and were typically uncomfortable during long missions.[14] Aircrews referred to the Hampden by various nicknames due to this, such as Flying Suitcase, Panhandle, and Flying Tadpole.[4]

anna, you are a treasure.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:12 PM (di6C2)

287 Bodycam footage from the Lakewood Church shooting.

http://tiny.cc/6e24xz

Posted by: bonhomme at February 26, 2024 05:12 PM (6OrcJ)

288 Knotts Berry Farm

Ha!
Posted by: Diogenes at February 26, 2024 05:10 PM (W/lyH)

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Knott's Berry Farm rules.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 05:12 PM (DRSnL)

289 Which came first?

Enemy Mine or that ST:NG episode of Picard and Darmoth?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:13 PM (v0S0I)

290 I came close with Jacob's Ladder w/ Tim Robbins. He wasn't the problem, or at least not the only one. I realized I didn't like or understand any of the characters or care about whatever crises they were having.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024
*
I still have not figured that movie out. I decided that the entire movie was the delusions of a dying mind trying to come to grips with it's death.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024


***
It might not have been so bad except I saw the same surprise concept in "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" on The Twilight Zone years before.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 05:13 PM (J2vNu)

291 Strange Days was a good film. the bad guy was that really sleazy actor; perfect casting on that.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 26, 2024 05:13 PM (AcWfM)

292 Yep that’s the one. Im at the part where they just declared independence.
Posted by: Montec at February 26, 2024 05:11 PM (YofvK)

Dude! Spoilers!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:13 PM (di6C2)

293 How many damn Hemsworths are there in Hollywood?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:08 PM (aD39U)

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At least 3.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 05:14 PM (DRSnL)

294 Enemy Mine or that ST:NG episode of Picard and Darmoth?
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:13 PM (v0S0I)

I think Enemy Mine.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:14 PM (di6C2)

295 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 05:04 PM (GBKbO)

Everything that doesn’t need to be.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 26, 2024 05:14 PM (MeWNy)

296 Like Dr. Jill’s moist panties, the saturation level of comic book flicks in Hollywood is disgusting.

How many ways can you reboot the same tired shite?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 26, 2024 05:14 PM (q2/In)

297 Pedro Pascal is severely heterosexual.
Posted by: Cory Booker at February 26, 2024 05:08 PM (woPEM)

He got famous in his Game of Thrones fight against The Mountain. Booker likes movies about gladiators.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 26, 2024 05:14 PM (cf/0E)

298 I watched Ship of Fools. And even though it got bogged down with Ingmar Bergman styles of self-reflection for many of the characters, it was mostly over their love lives. What was interesting was that this was supposed to be 1933 and on this ship were many Germans and a traveling Spanish flamenco dancers, who were very vocal about their hatred for Jews. The one Jewish passenger was not allowed at the Captains' table and had to eat his meals with a dwarf. He was not disturbed, and merely laughed off at attempts to warn him of the dangers he was to face traveling back to Germany. History just goes in circles.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 26, 2024 05:15 PM (7YG60)

299 Burnin' Down The Mouse!

Posted by: look whats not at February 26, 2024 05:15 PM (nakGR)

300 By the end of filming The Black Hole everyone was on drugs including the effects people.

Dr. Rheinhart in Hell anyone?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:15 PM (v0S0I)

301 took Dolley to see Drive.

She still has not forgiven me for that.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 26, 2024 04:54 PM (GBKbO)
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You doubled down with "Promethius" didn't you?

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at February 26, 2024 05:15 PM (tT6L1)

302
Yea! I'm a minority!

Bow down before my awesome victimhoodedness and beg forgiveness!

Posted by: Auspex at February 26, 2024 05:15 PM (j4U/Z)

303 He got famous in his Game of Thrones fight against The Mountain. Booker likes movies about gladiators.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 26, 2024 05:14 PM (cf/0E)


Hey, who doesn't?

Posted by: Peter Graves at February 26, 2024 05:15 PM (PiwSw)

304 Which came first?

Enemy Mine or that ST:NG episode of Picard and Darmoth?
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024


***
I know the novelette of "Enemy Mine" appeared in Asimov's in the mid-'80s. Not sure about the movie. But the emphasis is very different in the two movies -- one about actual war enemies coming together, the other about two species just making first contact and trying to communicate. "Darmok" was one of the most intellectually exciting ST:TNG episodes of all.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 26, 2024 05:15 PM (J2vNu)

305 For sure Enemy Mine.

Posted by: Bete at February 26, 2024 05:16 PM (tNNrR)

306 Which came first?

Enemy Mine or that ST:NG episode of Picard and Darmoth?
Posted by: Anna Puma'

I'm inclined to say Enemy Mine, but lately I've been watching (for the first time) all the 'Dirty Pair' episodes and OVAs so what do I know.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:16 PM (9yXr+)

307 Event Horizon is always the go-to but when 'The Black Hole' was out of circulation I got to see it at a Comicon on bootleg on a reasonably big screen, and while much of it was cheese, that Ending!

WTF
Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:11 PM (9yXr+)
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Event Horizon could almost be a remake of The Black Hole. That early Disney film has a lot of horror elements that are out of character for Disney. Of course, they also produced Something Wicked This Way Comes based on a book by Ray Bradbury. Another great Disney horror flick.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 26, 2024 05:16 PM (7fElN)

308
Is that the one with Paul Giacometti (sp)? It was fascinating in the first couple of episodes, then when the Rev. War was over it got kinda dull.


Yup. Two plus episodes out of six geld my interest and then the express train to Snoresville pulled into the station.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 26, 2024 05:16 PM (xG4kz)

309 296 Like Dr. Jill’s moist panties, the saturation level of comic book flicks in Hollywood is disgusting.

How many ways can you reboot the same tired shite?
Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 26, 2024 05:14 PM (q2/In)

The thing is, they keep trying to shoehorn in NEW tired shit. Iron Man was a B lister before the movies (I was a fan in the late 80s, but he was.) Captain America was ahead of that, but not by a lot. Incredible HULK was probably the most popular comic book that they made into the initial movies- and it was the one that kept flopping.

Now they are trying to short circuit new 'HERoes' that no one knows about and that were never even d listers.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:16 PM (di6C2)

310
yeah, held

held my interest

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 26, 2024 05:16 PM (xG4kz)

311 So is disparate impact no longer a thing? I mean, it's obviously a bullshit doctrine, but sauce, goose, gander, and all that.

Posted by: J. Random Dude (not) Esq at February 26, 2024 05:17 PM (eExiA)

312 At least 3.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 05:14 PM (DRSnL)



I recently rewatched Thor and Chris Hemsworth is fucking ripped in that. I will bet that took a bit of work at close to 30 years old.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:17 PM (aD39U)

313 Dornier DO-17 was nicknamed "fliegende Bleistift" or flying pencil because of it's skinny fuselage. Popular with pilots.

Posted by: Luftwaffe Lore at February 26, 2024 05:17 PM (V5BDR)

314 300 By the end of filming The Black Hole everyone was on drugs including the effects people.

Dr. Rheinhart in Hell anyone?
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:15 PM (v0S0I)

But that ship. Dear Lord, that ship was beautiful. It ignited my love of a ghost ship kind of scenario. Have loved em ever since.

*lights a candle for the USS Cygnus*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:17 PM (di6C2)

315 Dirty Pair Halloween episode is a riot. Even the English dub with all the cursing and F-bombs is so much fun.

Plus I think that episode set the record for Easter eggs including a Ninja Turtle.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:18 PM (v0S0I)

316 Disney should get honest and start making Woke porn. "Ariel and Mulan Gender Swap Perversion Party."

Posted by: Lost in Space at February 26, 2024 05:18 PM (ytCBg)

317 I watched Old by M. Night Shyamalan on a plane trip a couple of weeks ago. I liked it well enough. Some of the acting was pretty bad.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 05:18 PM (DRSnL)

318 Enemy Mine or that ST:NG episode of Picard and Darmoth?
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:13 PM (v0S0I)


Enemy Mine was based on a story by Barry Longyear, and was fairly fidel to the story - as far as it went.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 26, 2024 05:18 PM (D7oie)

319 least 3.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 05:14 PM (DRSnL)
----

Bonus question: how many Baldwins in Hollywood?

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at February 26, 2024 05:18 PM (tT6L1)

320 Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:17 PM (aD39U)

He ate clen and trens hard.

Aka doing quite a bit of steroids.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 26, 2024 05:19 PM (MeWNy)

321

Pron is the most diverse media in the world, and it makes gobs of money! Arcing ropes of cash!

Posted by: Dirty Frank at February 26, 2024 05:19 PM (HRQvT)

322 Bonus question: how many Baldwins in Hollywood?
Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at February 26, 2024 05:18 PM (tT6L1)



Three, isn't it? Alec, the other unsuccessful one, and Stephen.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:19 PM (aD39U)

323 I recently rewatched Thor and Chris Hemsworth is fucking ripped in that. I will bet that took a bit of work at close to 30 years old.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:17 PM (aD39U)

=====

Think of how hard it is for Hugh Jackman at 55!

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 05:19 PM (DRSnL)

324 The He 177 was properly named the Grief. Was also called the Fuhrer's Lighter because the double engines tended to overheat and catch fire.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:20 PM (v0S0I)

325 I watched The Last of Us and thought it was pretty good. The first two I watched I thought Pedro was Nathan Fillion only a wimpier and unlikable Fillion.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at February 26, 2024 05:20 PM (17s+e)

326 Bonus question: how many Baldwins in Hollywood?
Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at February 26, 2024 05:18 PM (tT6L1)

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Four. Alec, William, Stephen, Daniel. Five, if you count unrelated Adam.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 05:20 PM (DRSnL)

327 322 Bonus question: how many Baldwins in Hollywood?
Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at February 26, 2024 05:18 PM (tT6L1)


Three, isn't it? Alec, the other unsuccessful one, and Stephen.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:19 PM (aD39U)

Christopher?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:20 PM (di6C2)

328 Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 05:19 PM (DRSnL)

Hugh and all these dudes train extremely hard but are juiced to the max.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 26, 2024 05:20 PM (MeWNy)

329 318 Enemy Mine

Is Enema Mine pron?

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 26, 2024 05:21 PM (xcrUy)

330 327 322 Bonus question: how many Baldwins in Hollywood?
Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at February 26, 2024 05:18 PM (tT6L1)


Too many

Posted by: It's me donna at February 26, 2024 05:21 PM (Akjoo)

331 Dirty Pair Halloween episode is a riot. Even the English dub with all the cursing and F-bombs is so much fun.
Plus I think that episode set the record for Easter eggs including a Ninja Turtle'

Dirty Pair has piles of Easter eggs in every appearance. I'm watching the Japanese subtitled, I run subtitles even on English-language movies. Those shows are hilarious, they're absurdly anarchic, salacious, and gleefully silly. I'm enjoying them immensely. And Mughi is funny.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:21 PM (9yXr+)

332 Baldwin who played Jayne in Firefly

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:22 PM (v0S0I)

333 Is Enema Mine pron?
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 26, 2024 05:21 PM (xcrUy)

No... Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett Jr (as the alien.)

It is interesting.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:22 PM (di6C2)

334 "Male-skewing shows..."

Mrs. Speck is more of a Prime addict than I. And she's the one watching Reacher, even though it's a "dude show" according to Amazon. Almost as if there is a female audience for shows with traditional male/female roles too -- not just bros drinking beers and high-fiving the gratuitous violence and testosterone.

Posted by: red speck at February 26, 2024 05:22 PM (0Id0S)

335 Hemsworth wasn't bulked so I was discounting massive steroid use. He was like zero body fat though. I might have come close to zero at 21 but no way at 28.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:22 PM (aD39U)

336 Muhgi - what happens when you genetically engineer a cat to be intelligent? Still a cat.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:23 PM (v0S0I)

337 When it comes to streaming series, men will watch Reacher, Terminal List and maybe Yellowstone, while women will watch many more series, and crossover for Yellowstone.

What does it mean? Who cares? But there you are.

Posted by: Field Marshal Zhukov at February 26, 2024 05:23 PM (os8zY)

338 Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:22 PM (aD39U)

It’s like the dude playing Reacher claiming he was natty. No way. Show me blood work, and that can be manipulated, and then we can talk.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 26, 2024 05:24 PM (MeWNy)

339 I liked the Dirty Pair series

Posted by: Skip at February 26, 2024 05:24 PM (fwDg9)

340 I liked Enemy Mine a lot, especially the final narration, where Zamees has Dandridge's name added to the song of his lineage.

Posted by: leoncaruthers at February 26, 2024 05:24 PM (UfRqq)

341 It’s like the dude playing Reacher claiming he was natty. No way. Show me blood work, and that can be manipulated, and then we can talk.
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 26, 2024 05:24 PM (MeWNy)


Him I could believe is juicing. He's bulky.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:24 PM (aD39U)

342 The meeting between John Adams and George III.

https://youtu.be/KyrWdwW89FU?si=onGdzbtrXazVZ0rx

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 26, 2024 05:24 PM (cf/0E)

343 Dornier DO-17 was nicknamed "fliegende Bleistift" or flying pencil because of it's skinny fuselage. Popular with pilots.
Posted by: Luftwaffe Lore at February 26, 2024 05:17 PM (V5BDR)
***

Ja.
Undst dis pilots ver flying Spitfires!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 26, 2024 05:24 PM (W/lyH)

344 Burnin' Down The Mouse!
Posted by: look whats not


Just like Aaron Bushnell. Set yourself on fire, have some other people try to save you, die anyway.

Posted by: too soon? at February 26, 2024 05:24 PM (DgGvY)

345 Disney and other production companies looking to appeal young audiences should emulate a Canadian film, distributed by Paramount Pictures, that had a profound & positive impact on me as a 7-year-old: "My Side of the Mountain."

I've been a radical self-reliance individualist ever since ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Boycott New York & other Blue Shithole Cities #TruckersForTrump at February 26, 2024 05:25 PM (4f8+h)

346 For Dirty Pair there are the OVAs, TV series from 1985, and the movies.

Dirty Pair Flash does NOT exist.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:25 PM (v0S0I)

347 Sorry, Zammis and Davidge.

Posted by: leoncaruthers at February 26, 2024 05:25 PM (UfRqq)

348 I will give Alec Baldwin ONE role that knocked it out of the park: 'Miami Blues'.

What a terrific, eccentric movie. Hoke Mosely trying to retrieve his teeth. Borrowing a single-action revolver off the owner of his weekly motel.
Thing is utterly bizarre and Alec Baldwin is great in it.
Other than that, eh.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:25 PM (9yXr+)

349 Four. Alec, William, Stephen, Daniel. Five, if you count unrelated Adam.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 05:20 PM (DRSnL
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Well, if I didn't already know you're an ette, I'd know it now.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at February 26, 2024 05:25 PM (tT6L1)

350 Dirty Pair Flash does NOT exist.
Posted by: Anna Puma'

I was unaware of that until you mentioned it.
I'll check it out.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:26 PM (9yXr+)

351 Coffee is for closers.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:26 PM (aD39U)

352 Well, if I didn't already know you're an ette, I'd know it now.
Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at February 26, 2024 05:25 PM (tT6L1)

=====

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 26, 2024 05:26 PM (DRSnL)

353 289 Which came first?

Enemy Mine or that ST:NG episode of Picard and Darmoth?
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:13 PM (v0S0I)

Hell in the Pacific

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 26, 2024 05:27 PM (xcxpd)

354 Bonus question: how many Baldwins in Hollywood?

-

All of them

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Do you remember when our sun used to be yellow? at February 26, 2024 05:27 PM (hQeb1)

355 Len Neal

Flash character designs went all Tenchi Muyo....

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:27 PM (v0S0I)

356 Enemy Mine or that ST:NG episode of Picard and Darmoth?
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:13 PM (v0S0I)

Hell in the Pacific
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 26, 2024 05:27 PM (xcxpd)



ISWYDT. Nice and obscure.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:28 PM (aD39U)

357 Is that Lee Marvin?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:28 PM (aD39U)

358 "Holy Hell. That is a blast from the dimly remembered past. All I could think of was Ralph Fienes. 1995 when I look it up.
Posted by: Aetius451AD"

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

Don't remember that movie at all, but it is a who's-who of 90's staples. Tom Sizemore!

Also, a young Fienes looks like Bradley Cooper's twin brother.

Posted by: Jay in PA at February 26, 2024 05:28 PM (i7Q7S)

359

Reacher is DEI cloaked in the residue of the first season.

Black chick fought more than he did. Hilariously.

Posted by: Dr Huge Largemeat at February 26, 2024 05:29 PM (et1vG)

360 There was a lot of talk about Mickey Mouse in Enemy Mine.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 26, 2024 05:29 PM (63Dwl)

361 Flash character designs went all Tenchi Muyo....
Posted by: Anna Puma'

Oh yeah, it totally does. It looks awful.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:30 PM (9yXr+)

362 Ken Buck(spit-R) submits legislation to 25A to Pedjoe.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 26, 2024 05:30 PM (eYF7X)

363 Jessss!

Lee Marvin and Toranaga himself; Toshiro Mifune

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:30 PM (aD39U)

364 The DIE initiatives burn me up. I work for an outfit that has never been biased but they still thought they had to sign on to DIE crap. I will say that my little sub program's current group of voluntary DEI compliance folks is cleverly doing general promotion of our group and calling it DEI activities. Being gub'mint funded that is probably the best that can happen here. Groups will bend the DEI push to general things to promote teamwork and advance the group's core mission.

But Disney embraced perversion before the DEI crap so I'm rooting for them to implode spectacularly.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 26, 2024 05:30 PM (3cGpq)

365 Nood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 26, 2024 05:30 PM (di6C2)

366 I warned you...

And if you are a fan of Ryo Saeba in City Hunter do NOT ever look up the follow on series called Angel Heart.

Your heart will be broken.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 26, 2024 05:32 PM (v0S0I)

367 I thought the Baldwin who shot his coworker to death was in NYC?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 26, 2024 05:32 PM (q2/In)

368 Hell in the Pacific
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 26, 2024 05:27 PM (xcxpd)
ISWYDT. Nice and obscure.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)'

Weeeelll, now, I believe y'all are discussing 'The Challenge', with Darren McGavin and Mako.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:34 PM (9yXr+)

369 Weeeelll, now, I believe y'all are discussing 'The Challenge', with Darren McGavin and Mako.
Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 05:34 PM (9yXr+)




I think I have seen that one too. Wasn't there something with razor blades stuck in a tree?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 26, 2024 05:40 PM (aD39U)

370 could the daily wire`s entry into the movie culture wars with their "snow white and the evil queen" reboot maybe be garnering their attention?...

stars brett cooper and gina carano.....saw the trailer...production values look very high....

Posted by: uncouth jay marks at February 26, 2024 05:45 PM (8iAeH)

371 According to a bunch of videos showing up in my YouTube feed (that I haven't watched), the animated X-Men '97 series is catching flack because apparently the female characters are missing their curves. Those curves were present in the original 1997 release.

Posted by: junior at February 26, 2024 06:01 PM (0C1vY)

372 Last!

Posted by: andycanuck (2yu8s) at February 26, 2024 06:33 PM (2yu8s)

373 Nice try.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 26, 2024 06:49 PM (9yXr+)

374 Disney. Aching to present us entertainment that would make Red China, the USSR or the GDR proud.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 26, 2024 07:52 PM (8sMut)

375 Any mention of the Thunderbolts movie makes me angry. That movie shares neither a character nor a concept with the comic whose name it is stealing.

The only people Marvel Studios should hire to save that movie are Kurt Busiek and Mark Bagley. I don't care if Kurt has movie experience or not, or if Mark (a penciller) has any writing experience whatsoever, either of them could produce a better product than the other Phase 4/5 movies.....Hell, the inker for issue #5 could produce a better movie than most Phase 4/5 drek!

Posted by: Castle Guy at February 26, 2024 09:47 PM (Lhaco)

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