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I may want to see that?

Posted: 09 Dec 2011, 22:54
by Kolohe
Marion Barry biopic staring Eddie Murphy.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertain ... story.html

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 09 Dec 2011, 22:57
by D.A. Ridgely
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!"

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 13 Dec 2011, 03:13
by Hugh Akston


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?

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 13 Dec 2011, 10:33
by D.A. Ridgely
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?
$$$$$

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 13 Dec 2011, 13:21
by Hugh Akston
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.

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 13 Dec 2011, 13:28
by thoreau
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.
If you go to work for Rupert Murdoch, you'll witness baby-eating malevolence first-hand.

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 13 Dec 2011, 14:59
by D.A. Ridgely
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.

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 13 Dec 2011, 15:09
by dbcooper
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.

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 13 Dec 2011, 21:02
by Kolohe

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 13 Dec 2011, 22:54
by dhex
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?

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 13 Dec 2011, 23:35
by Aresen
I can hardly wait for the "Old Maid" trailer.

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 13:15
by Ayn_Randian
Aresen wrote:
I can hardly wait for the "Old Maid" trailer.
What kills me is that none of these articles ever seems to mention that Clue would be a remake.

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 20:34
by Ellie
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.)

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 22:41
by Highway
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.

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 22:44
by dhex
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.)

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 00:14
by Highway
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...

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 00:53
by D.A. Ridgely
Id est or exampli gratia?

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 14:20
by Stevo Darkly
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.

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 14:40
by Highway

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 23:04
by Mo
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.

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 09 Feb 2012, 17:57
by Hugh Akston
Bourne - MATT DAMON + Jeremy Renner + Edward Norton = Maybe?


Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 09 Feb 2012, 18:07
by dbcooper
It's also - Paul Greengrass.

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 10 Feb 2012, 08:28
by Andrew
dbcooper wrote:It's also - Paul Greengrass.
Screw that. He already made Bourne 2 and 3 unwatchable.

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 10 Feb 2012, 09:10
by dbcooper
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.

Re: I may want to see that?

Posted: 10 Feb 2012, 20:52
by dbcooper
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/