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Hugh Akston wrote:Guys I think I might have to see Ghost in the Shell in the theater. My only justification is that the last time someone adapted an anime I've never seen into a visually insane live-action movie it ended up being one of my all-time favorite movies.
Which one was the last one?
Speed Racer
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Hugh Akston wrote:
Eric the .5b wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:Guys I think I might have to see Ghost in the Shell in the theater. My only justification is that the last time someone adapted an anime I've never seen into a visually insane live-action movie it ended up being one of my all-time favorite movies.
Which one was the last one?
Speed Racer
You never saw Speed Racer the Japanimation dubbed into English TV show? I have sads for you. Also, I think you're missing out on half the movie. 25% at least.
Oh and I'm with on on Speed Racer the movie. It's no where near my all-time favorite, but it's awesome. I don't get the criticism at all. The CGI looks exactly like it's suppose to.
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Warren wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:
Eric the .5b wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:Guys I think I might have to see Ghost in the Shell in the theater. My only justification is that the last time someone adapted an anime I've never seen into a visually insane live-action movie it ended up being one of my all-time favorite movies.
Which one was the last one?
Speed Racer
You never saw Speed Racer the Japanimation dubbed into English TV show? I have sads for you. Also, I think you're missing out on half the movie. 25% at least.
Oh and I'm with on on Speed Racer the movie. It's no where near my all-time favorite, but it's awesome. I don't get the criticism at all. The CGI looks exactly like it's suppose to.
It wasn't the cgi that bothered me it was the ridiculously pretentious dives into Michael Moore territory in a movie about kung-fu cars.

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I don't know if the Ghost in the Shell movie will be any good but from what I have seen from the trailer it doesn't sound anything like the anime. It looks way too emotional.

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Painboy wrote:
Warren wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:
Eric the .5b wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:Guys I think I might have to see Ghost in the Shell in the theater. My only justification is that the last time someone adapted an anime I've never seen into a visually insane live-action movie it ended up being one of my all-time favorite movies.
Which one was the last one?
Speed Racer
You never saw Speed Racer the Japanimation dubbed into English TV show? I have sads for you. Also, I think you're missing out on half the movie. 25% at least.
Oh and I'm with on on Speed Racer the movie. It's no where near my all-time favorite, but it's awesome. I don't get the criticism at all. The CGI looks exactly like it's suppose to.
It wasn't the cgi that bothered me it was the ridiculously pretentious dives into Michael Moore territory in a movie about kung-fu cars.
Michael Moore territory?
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Painboy wrote:I don't know if the Ghost in the Shell movie will be any good but from what I have seen from the trailer it doesn't sound anything like the anime. It looks way too emotional.
anime has lots of emotions. like ephebophilia.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
Painboy wrote:
Warren wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:
Eric the .5b wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:Guys I think I might have to see Ghost in the Shell in the theater. My only justification is that the last time someone adapted an anime I've never seen into a visually insane live-action movie it ended up being one of my all-time favorite movies.
Which one was the last one?
Speed Racer
You never saw Speed Racer the Japanimation dubbed into English TV show? I have sads for you. Also, I think you're missing out on half the movie. 25% at least.
Oh and I'm with on on Speed Racer the movie. It's no where near my all-time favorite, but it's awesome. I don't get the criticism at all. The CGI looks exactly like it's suppose to.
It wasn't the cgi that bothered me it was the ridiculously pretentious dives into Michael Moore territory in a movie about kung-fu cars.
Michael Moore territory?
The baddie was Big Auto corporation. But if it was MM territory Pops and Speed would be working for the union. As independents it's actually more libertarian.
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Warren wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:
Painboy wrote:
Warren wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:
Eric the .5b wrote: Which one was the last one?
Speed Racer
You never saw Speed Racer the Japanimation dubbed into English TV show? I have sads for you. Also, I think you're missing out on half the movie. 25% at least.
Oh and I'm with on on Speed Racer the movie. It's no where near my all-time favorite, but it's awesome. I don't get the criticism at all. The CGI looks exactly like it's suppose to.
It wasn't the cgi that bothered me it was the ridiculously pretentious dives into Michael Moore territory in a movie about kung-fu cars.
Michael Moore territory?
The baddie was Big Auto corporation. But if it was MM territory Pops and Speed would be working for the union. As independents it's actually more libertarian.
It wasn't just the subject matter. It was the typical Wachowski thing where they ruin the pace and feel of their movie with long winded philosophizing lectures to the audience often at odds with what the rest of movie is doing. Whatever their intent the first Matrix is the only movie by them that successfully blended their ideas into the story. Otherwise the Wachowski dramatic curve seems to be 10 minutes of kung-fu, 10 minutes of lecturing, 10 minutes of shootouts, 10 minutes of lecturing, 10 minutes of kung-fu and shootouts, etc.

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Those lecture scenes are what elevate Speed Racer above the level of a ridiculous cartoon. They aren't so much about ideas as they are about heart. One of them is probably the best performance John Goodman has turned in outside of the Big Lebowski.
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Hugh Akston wrote:Those lecture scenes are what elevate Speed Racer above the level of a ridiculous cartoon. They aren't so much about ideas as they are about heart. One of them is probably the best performance John Goodman has turned in outside of the Big Lebowski.
Not counting the voice-over work on The Emperor's New Groove natch.
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You had me at Woody Harrelson
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ok yeah that seems ok.
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Hugh Akston wrote:Yeah that's definitely going on the list
You got a little list Hughie?
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Was it one of you guys that mentioned having the hots for Aubrey Plaza on FB or Twit?

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The first trailer was kinda meh, but the more I see the more intriguing this looks. It could be worth the price of a ticket.
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Hugh Akston wrote: The first trailer was kinda meh, but the more I see the more intriguing this looks. It could be worth the price of a ticket.
I'm too 'Get off my lawn' for that music.
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One hand: Anthony Atamanuik is the best Trump

Other hand: It's going to be hard to sustain that level of performance over a long term

Third hand: is it even possible to parody the Trump administration at this point?
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Hugh Akston wrote:Third hand: is it even possible to parody the Trump administration at this point?
What do you mean by "at this point"? And no. No it is not.
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Warren wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:Third hand: is it even possible to parody the Trump administration at this point?
What do you mean by "at this point"? And no. No it is not.
I think there could be humor value in painting the Trump administration as secret Democrats who are trying to bring down the Republican party with their idiotic actions and inspire the whiny useless Democratic party into some semblance of competency. Bonus in that it would offend both parties for a change.

Now I'm coming up with sketches in my head (bad ones as we have long ago established I can't write comedy). Trump's twitter is run by an actual butthurt tween and Trump himself keeps being surprised that anyone can get so upset about 140 characters. Trump hates golfing and is terrible at it but they keep dragging him out to the course, while he keeps sneaking off to try to get updates on the actual business of the presidency. Sean Spicer finds it hard to keep up his performances so he joins a bro gym to get steroids so he can have roid rages.
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Ellie wrote:
Warren wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:Third hand: is it even possible to parody the Trump administration at this point?
What do you mean by "at this point"? And no. No it is not.
I think there could be humor value in painting the Trump administration as secret Democrats who are trying to bring down the Republican party with their idiotic actions and inspire the whiny useless Democratic party into some semblance of competency. Bonus in that it would offend both parties for a change.
And there could be a spinoff where the Clintons are trying to bring down the Democrats.
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Aresen wrote:
Ellie wrote:
Warren wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:Third hand: is it even possible to parody the Trump administration at this point?
What do you mean by "at this point"? And no. No it is not.
I think there could be humor value in painting the Trump administration as secret Democrats who are trying to bring down the Republican party with their idiotic actions and inspire the whiny useless Democratic party into some semblance of competency. Bonus in that it would offend both parties for a change.
And there could be a spinoff where the Clintons are trying to bring down the Democrats.
Haha, YES! Chelsea Clinton's time in academia made her snap and go full anti-veal anti-millennials paleoconservative, and she's trying to build herself up as a presidential candidate in the hopes of taking down the donkeys from the inside, so she and Trump are bitter, bitter enemies.
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That sounds better than 98.6% of what passes for comedy. I'd watch the first few episodes at least.
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