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I may want to see that?

Post by Kolohe » 09 Dec 2011, 22:54

Marion Barry biopic staring Eddie Murphy.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertain ... story.html
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 09 Dec 2011, 22:57

Kolohe wrote:Marion Barry biopic staring Eddie Murphy.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertain ... story.html
I'll definitely see it if the title is "The Bitch Set Me Up!"

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Men in Black was really great. Men in Black Two was Exhibit B in the case against unnecessary sequels. This movie looks like it could be largely sans-Tommy Lee Jones, so whats the point?
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 13 Dec 2011, 10:33

Hugh Akston wrote:


Men in Black was really great. Men in Black Two was Exhibit B in the case against unnecessary sequels. This movie looks like it could be largely sans-Tommy Lee Jones, so whats the point?
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Post by Hugh Akston » 13 Dec 2011, 13:21

Thank you, Mr. Ridgely, but I was more curious about my potential motivations for seeing the movie. I long ago stopped trying to understand the reasons other people act as they do, and now merely assume that everyone but myself and my ideological fellow-travelers act out of stupidity or unalloyed baby-eating malevolence. I'm looking into a career in cable television punditry.
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Post by thoreau » 13 Dec 2011, 13:28

Hugh Akston wrote:I long ago stopped trying to understand the reasons other people act as they do, and now merely assume that everyone but myself and my ideological fellow-travelers act out of stupidity or unalloyed baby-eating malevolence. I'm looking into a career in cable television punditry.
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 13 Dec 2011, 14:59

Speaking of which, dbcooper may have seen them the, um, legitimate way, but a British television station has been airing a short (three episode) 'series' called Black Mirror. The first show is about the kidnapping of a popular princess, the ransom demand being that the Prime Minister engage in, um, sexual intercourse with a pig live on television. I wish I could report hilarity ensued, but they apparently played it mostly seriously.

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Post by dbcooper » 13 Dec 2011, 15:09

I haven't seen it, but I've heard both that it's good and that it's too silly.

The creator, Charlie Brooker, is a satirical writer, so I imagine that it's rather tongue in cheek.
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Post by Kolohe » 13 Dec 2011, 21:02

when you wake up as the queen of the n=1 kingdom and mount your steed non sequiturius, do you look out upon all you survey and think “damn, it feels good to be a green idea sleeping furiously?" - dhex

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Post by dhex » 13 Dec 2011, 22:54

has anyone ever posited that the onion is actually a project by a team of time travellers trying to bypass the whole "if you change the past everyone in the future has toasters for thumbs" thing by leaving us subtle clues?
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Post by Aresen » 13 Dec 2011, 23:35

I can hardly wait for the "Old Maid" trailer.
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Post by Ayn_Randian » 14 Dec 2011, 13:15

Aresen wrote:
I can hardly wait for the "Old Maid" trailer.
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Post by Ellie » 14 Dec 2011, 20:34

At the theater the other day, I saw a poster for The Secret World of Arrietty, based on the book The Borrowers. My first instinct was, "You changed the title and no doubt butchered a piece of my childhood! Die, scum!" But then David pointed out it was Hayao Miyazaki and released by Studio Ghibli, so ... maybe?

Oh, god, I loved that book so much. It was a perfect example of that thing somebody mentioned offhand somewhere and I've always wanted to read a really good analysis of, which was that how come all us girls who grew up in the 70s and 80s grew up reading middle grade books with sad/bittersweet/not-happily-ever-after endings? (I'm looking at you, The Great Gilly Hopkins.)
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Post by Highway » 14 Dec 2011, 22:41

Ellie wrote:At the theater the other day, I saw a poster for The Secret World of Arrietty, based on the book The Borrowers. My first instinct was, "You changed the title and no doubt butchered a piece of my childhood! Die, scum!" But then David pointed out it was Hayao Miyazaki and released by Studio Ghibli, so ... maybe?

Oh, god, I loved that book so much. It was a perfect example of that thing somebody mentioned offhand somewhere and I've always wanted to read a really good analysis of, which was that how come all us girls who grew up in the 70s and 80s grew up reading middle grade books with sad/bittersweet/not-happily-ever-after endings? (I'm looking at you, The Great Gilly Hopkins.)
For some reason that book was on my shelf the whole time I was growing up, and I never read it. It's not like I let books being 'for girls' stop me. I just could never get into it.
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Post by dhex » 14 Dec 2011, 22:44

i learned a lot of things from judy blume, but not always enough to explain everything. (i.e. for years i had a horrifically misinformed idea of what periods were.)
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Post by Highway » 15 Dec 2011, 00:14

dhex wrote:i learned a lot of things from judy blume, but not always enough to explain everything. (i.e. for years i had a horrifically misinformed idea of what periods were.)
there is so much truth here...
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 15 Dec 2011, 00:53

Id est or exampli gratia?

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Post by Stevo Darkly » 15 Dec 2011, 14:20

Ellie wrote:At the theater the other day, I saw a poster for The Secret World of Arrietty, based on the book The Borrowers. My first instinct was, "You changed the title and no doubt butchered a piece of my childhood! Die, scum!" But then David pointed out it was Hayao Miyazaki and released by Studio Ghibli, so ... maybe?
Just to save some time for anyone else here who is a cultural cripple like me: A quick Google image image search reveals that Hayao Miyazaki is not a hot Asian actress.
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Post by Highway » 15 Dec 2011, 14:40

"Sharks do not go around challenging people to games of chance like dojo breakers."

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Post by Mo » 15 Dec 2011, 23:04

dhex wrote:has anyone ever posited that the onion is actually a project by a team of time travellers trying to bypass the whole "if you change the past everyone in the future has toasters for thumbs" thing by leaving us subtle clues?
I am so stealing this theory.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 09 Feb 2012, 17:57

Bourne - MATT DAMON + Jeremy Renner + Edward Norton = Maybe?

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Post by dbcooper » 09 Feb 2012, 18:07

It's also - Paul Greengrass.
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Post by Andrew » 10 Feb 2012, 08:28

dbcooper wrote:It's also - Paul Greengrass.
Screw that. He already made Bourne 2 and 3 unwatchable.
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Post by dbcooper » 10 Feb 2012, 09:10

Andrew wrote:
dbcooper wrote:It's also - Paul Greengrass.
Screw that. He already made Bourne 2 and 3 unwatchable.
That should be minus Paul Greengrass, to clear up confusion. The screenwriter of this and the previous movies is directing now, IIRC.
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Post by dbcooper » 10 Feb 2012, 20:52

Some of the imagery in this looks neat, but it'd probably be better as a short film or music video.

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/inde ... ckrainbow/
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