The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Music, books, movies, TV, games, hobbies, food, and potent potables. And forum games! Pour a drink, put on your smoking jacket, light a pipe (of whatever), and settle in.
User avatar
dead_elvis
Posts: 959
Joined: 01 May 2010, 15:26

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by dead_elvis » 24 Jan 2018, 13:34

Watched Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress, and I found interesting the attempt at mixing humor and adventure- the physical humor wouldn't amuse anyone over the age of 6, and for a while I thought the whole thing was rather disappointingly silly. But in the midst of that there are two or three moments of touching profundity that made it worthwhile.

Also watched Kagemusha, a big feudal epic. Really wish I could have seen this on the big screen- it's visually fantastic and beautifully shot. Pacing is unusual and slow but it works. Low criminal is used as an impostor for a dying-then-dead leader, and for a while things go well but he gets cocky and fucks things up. On first glance one of the main themes seems to be warning against hubris but I'm struggling to ignore the flip side, "know your place, peasant!" or "see, this is what happens when low-borns start to think they can do things" which is not exactly a noble theme for a movie, unless you're the worst sort of conservative. But I'm assuming as a gringo I might not grasp where the line is between the personal and the political in a foreign movie.

Also kinda makes me want to see a 1500s era battle between Japan and, say, England or France.
"Never forget: a war on undocumented immigrants by necessity is a war on all of our freedoms of association and movement."

User avatar
Painboy
Posts: 3716
Joined: 18 Feb 2013, 11:33
Location: Seattle

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Painboy » 24 Jan 2018, 14:40

Watched all of the Devilman:Crybaby series. It's not really all that bad considering some of the things I read about it. It has lots of nudity and some short sex scenes but it's not anywhere near some of the crazier anime stuff out there. The violence is graphic but again not much more so a lot of anime out there. The animation is done in an interesting style which helps separate it from more typical anime styles and gives it its own flare. The story is kind of meh and it's of the "everyone loses" variety popular in a lot of Japanese melodrama. So don't watch it if you like happy endings.

User avatar
lunchstealer
Posts: 16091
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:25
Location: The Local Fluff in the Local Bubble

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by lunchstealer » 24 Jan 2018, 15:27

dead_elvis wrote:
24 Jan 2018, 13:34
Watched Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress, and I found interesting the attempt at mixing humor and adventure- the physical humor wouldn't amuse anyone over the age of 6, and for a while I thought the whole thing was rather disappointingly silly. But in the midst of that there are two or three moments of touching profundity that made it worthwhile.

Also watched Kagemusha, a big feudal epic. Really wish I could have seen this on the big screen- it's visually fantastic and beautifully shot. Pacing is unusual and slow but it works. Low criminal is used as an impostor for a dying-then-dead leader, and for a while things go well but he gets cocky and fucks things up. On first glance one of the main themes seems to be warning against hubris but I'm struggling to ignore the flip side, "know your place, peasant!" or "see, this is what happens when low-borns start to think they can do things" which is not exactly a noble theme for a movie, unless you're the worst sort of conservative. But I'm assuming as a gringo I might not grasp where the line is between the personal and the political in a foreign movie.

Also kinda makes me want to see a 1500s era battle between Japan and, say, England or France.
Yeah, Hidden Fortress wasn't his greatest work, but it's fun.

Was that mix of comic and action really all that revolutionary, though? People keep saying that R2DP0 was a ripoff of the two guys in there, but wise fools have been a thing for a while, right?
"The constitution is more of a BDSM agreement with a safe word." - Sandy

"Neoliberalism. Austerity. Booga booga!!!!" - JasonL

"We can't confirm rumors that Lynndie England is in the running to be Gina Haspel's personal aide." - DAR

User avatar
Fin Fang Foom
Posts: 9539
Joined: 05 May 2010, 22:39

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 29 Jan 2018, 00:50

Drive is pretty good. Definitely not a balls to the wall action movie, though there are some superb car chases.

Spoilerish!

Regarding this and Blade Runner 2049, there are some strange rhymes going on.

User avatar
JasonL
Posts: 22644
Joined: 05 May 2010, 17:22

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by JasonL » 29 Jan 2018, 09:52

The Shape of Water is excellent.

User avatar
the innominate one
Posts: 12356
Joined: 17 May 2011, 16:17
Location: hypertime continuum

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by the innominate one » 29 Jan 2018, 10:16

Logan is good. Strangely, it's not really a superhero movie.

Edit to add: even db might appreciate it.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." -E Benn

"No shit, Sherlock." -JsubD

"now is the time to go fuck yourself until you die." -dhex

User avatar
D.A. Ridgely
Posts: 17926
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:09
Location: The Other Side

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 30 Jan 2018, 00:55

the innominate one wrote:
29 Jan 2018, 10:16
Logan is good. Strangely, it's not really a superhero movie.

Edit to add: even db might appreciate it.
It's an adult superhero movie. For my money, the best superhero movie to date with maybe the possible exception of the second Dark Knight movie.

User avatar
the innominate one
Posts: 12356
Joined: 17 May 2011, 16:17
Location: hypertime continuum

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by the innominate one » 30 Jan 2018, 01:01

It's a down note, unlike Avengers. They win, but at a cost. Similar to The Emperor Strokes Blacks.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." -E Benn

"No shit, Sherlock." -JsubD

"now is the time to go fuck yourself until you die." -dhex

User avatar
the innominate one
Posts: 12356
Joined: 17 May 2011, 16:17
Location: hypertime continuum

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by the innominate one » 30 Jan 2018, 01:02

Wonder Woman was boring. I don't think the problem was with the acting.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." -E Benn

"No shit, Sherlock." -JsubD

"now is the time to go fuck yourself until you die." -dhex

User avatar
Fin Fang Foom
Posts: 9539
Joined: 05 May 2010, 22:39

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 30 Jan 2018, 11:18

the innominate one wrote:
30 Jan 2018, 01:01
It's a down note, unlike Avengers. They win, but at a cost. Similar to The Emperor Strokes Blacks.
:shock:

User avatar
the innominate one
Posts: 12356
Joined: 17 May 2011, 16:17
Location: hypertime continuum

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by the innominate one » 30 Jan 2018, 11:37

Is something wrong?
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." -E Benn

"No shit, Sherlock." -JsubD

"now is the time to go fuck yourself until you die." -dhex

User avatar
Fin Fang Foom
Posts: 9539
Joined: 05 May 2010, 22:39

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 30 Jan 2018, 11:38

the innominate one wrote:
30 Jan 2018, 01:01
The Emperor Strokes Blacks.

User avatar
the innominate one
Posts: 12356
Joined: 17 May 2011, 16:17
Location: hypertime continuum

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by the innominate one » 30 Jan 2018, 12:07

Is that not the title of the sequel to Star Whores: A New Grope?
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." -E Benn

"No shit, Sherlock." -JsubD

"now is the time to go fuck yourself until you die." -dhex

User avatar
D.A. Ridgely
Posts: 17926
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:09
Location: The Other Side

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 30 Jan 2018, 12:12

Now we know who used to rent videos from the store's back room.

User avatar
the innominate one
Posts: 12356
Joined: 17 May 2011, 16:17
Location: hypertime continuum

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by the innominate one » 30 Jan 2018, 12:20

Hey! I worked at a video rental store. I didn't have to rent them, I could borrow videos for free.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." -E Benn

"No shit, Sherlock." -JsubD

"now is the time to go fuck yourself until you die." -dhex

User avatar
Sandy
Posts: 9984
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 18:03
Location: In the hearts of little children, clogging their arteries.

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Sandy » 30 Jan 2018, 14:02

the innominate one wrote:
30 Jan 2018, 01:01
It's a down note, unlike Avengers. They win, but at a cost. Similar to The Emperor Strokes Blacks.
I thought the guys that got stroked had a pretty happy ending.
Hindu is the cricket of religions. You can observe it for years, you can have enthusiasts try to explain it to you, and it's still baffling. - Warren

User avatar
the innominate one
Posts: 12356
Joined: 17 May 2011, 16:17
Location: hypertime continuum

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by the innominate one » 30 Jan 2018, 14:44

Yeah, he won. But there was a cost. He had to pay Princess Lay-me's fee.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." -E Benn

"No shit, Sherlock." -JsubD

"now is the time to go fuck yourself until you die." -dhex

User avatar
Sandy
Posts: 9984
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 18:03
Location: In the hearts of little children, clogging their arteries.

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Sandy » 30 Jan 2018, 15:42

the innominate one wrote:
30 Jan 2018, 14:44
Yeah, he won. But there was a cost. He had to pay Princess Lay-me's fee.
If I've learned nothing else from porn, it's that there's always a cashless way to pay.
Hindu is the cricket of religions. You can observe it for years, you can have enthusiasts try to explain it to you, and it's still baffling. - Warren

User avatar
D.A. Ridgely
Posts: 17926
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:09
Location: The Other Side

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 30 Jan 2018, 17:02

Sandy wrote:
30 Jan 2018, 15:42
the innominate one wrote:
30 Jan 2018, 14:44
Yeah, he won. But there was a cost. He had to pay Princess Lay-me's fee.
If I've learned nothing else from porn, it's that there's always a cashless way to pay.
Which takes some of the sting out of being a pizza delivery guy with a college degree.

User avatar
Ellie
Posts: 11537
Joined: 21 Apr 2010, 18:34

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Ellie » 30 Jan 2018, 17:07

Sandy wrote:
30 Jan 2018, 15:42
the innominate one wrote:
30 Jan 2018, 14:44
Yeah, he won. But there was a cost. He had to pay Princess Lay-me's fee.
If I've learned nothing else from porn, it's that there's always a cashless way to pay.
Actual LOL.
"NB stands for nota bene do not @ me" - nicole

User avatar
Andrew
Posts: 6215
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 21:52
Location: Vale of Eternal Fire

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Andrew » 30 Jan 2018, 17:16

He fixes the cable?
We live in the fucked age. Get used to it. - dhex

The sun only shines when a woman is being sexually abused. - Warren

User avatar
D.A. Ridgely
Posts: 17926
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:09
Location: The Other Side

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 30 Jan 2018, 17:29

Andrew wrote:
30 Jan 2018, 17:16
He fixes the cable?
He lays the cable.

User avatar
Tuco
Posts: 139
Joined: 18 Feb 2017, 21:00

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Tuco » 31 Jan 2018, 08:04

Andrew wrote:
30 Jan 2018, 17:16
He fixes the cable?
Don't be fatuous, Andrew.

User avatar
Ellie
Posts: 11537
Joined: 21 Apr 2010, 18:34

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Ellie » 31 Jan 2018, 11:44

Tuco wrote:
31 Jan 2018, 08:04
Don't be fatuous, Andrew.
Do I lose or gain points if I had to Google that reference?
"NB stands for nota bene do not @ me" - nicole

User avatar
Warren
Posts: 24637
Joined: 26 Apr 2010, 17:03
Location: Goat Rope MO
Contact:

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Warren » 31 Jan 2018, 11:53

Ellie wrote:
31 Jan 2018, 11:44
Tuco wrote:
31 Jan 2018, 08:04
Don't be fatuous, Andrew.
Do I lose or gain points if I had to Google that reference?
You lose points for not having thought of making that reference yourself.
The value of peer review lies substantially in the nature of one's peers. - that Ridgely guy

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests