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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Mothra » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:43 pm


I cannot believe how fucking amazing this Kong movie looks.

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Mongrel » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:05 am

Finally got around to watching Zootopia. It was good, nothing to report.

I can't recall if you guys already had some kind of "But wait... what do predators eat?" discussion earlier (other than blueberries)?Maybe it's like Richard Scarry books where you have pigs going to a butcher where they buy enormous pork sausages and then go home and have a fry up and no one says boo, because hey fuck it, it's a kid's book and kids get it.
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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Friday » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:56 am

Did you see any disabled or developmentally disabled animals in the movie, Mongrel?

No, you didn't.
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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Grath » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:22 am

Eugenics and cannibalism? Hooray!

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby François » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:24 am

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby TA » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:00 pm

Grath wrote:Eugenics and cannibalism? Hooray!


It's not cannibalism unless they're eating the same species.
のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby nosimpleway » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:01 pm

Yeah, eating a different species of sentient, intelligent creatures is anthropophagy, obvs

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Büge » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:59 pm

Every Zootopia is a Zdystopia

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Thad » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:59 am

This is a real teaser:



I'm not gonna lie: I kinda respect Pixar's commitment to traumatizing children.

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Thad » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:59 am

John Turturro is reprising the role of Jesus "the Jesus" Quintana in the upcoming film Going Places, which he's also directing.

John Turturro plays Jesus Quintana in GOING PLACES, a film about a trio of misfits whose irreverent, sexually charged dynamic evolves into a surprising love story as their spontaneous and flippant attitude towards the past or future backfires time and again, even as they inadvertently perform good deeds. When they make enemies with a gun-toting hairdresser, their journey becomes one of constant escape from the law, from society and from the hairdresser, all while the bonds of their outsider family strengthen.


The Coen Brothers don't seem to be involved but they've given it their seal of approval. Good enough for me; they're not involved with Fargo either, but it's one of the best shows in years.

Given that the only information The Big Lebowski provides about the Jesus' personal life is that he's on a sex offender registry, I assume that's going to have to be addressed, and we will presumably find out that Walter Sobchak is an unreliable narrator, because a comedy where the main character is a pederast is a pretty fucking tough sell.

Maybe the Jesus isn't on a sex offender registry at all and Walter is just full of shit. Or maybe, perhaps more compellingly, he is on a sex offender registry but it's not the way Walter described it. There are a lot of ways to get on a sex offender registry that are a lot less horrifying than "eight-year-olds, Dude" -- say, consensual sex between a seventeen-year-old and an eighteen-year-old. And given that The Big Lebowski is set in 1990, there were still states with sodomy laws. Maybe Jesus is a guy who has to deal with the worst of stigmas but didn't really do anything wrong (other than talk shit and lick a bowling ball suggestively). That could make for some thought-provoking drama even in a comedy.

Then again, maybe it'll just be a tossed-off line about "That fat fuck is telling lies about me again, man."

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Mongrel » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:29 am

What is that, the fourth Spiderman film reboot? The fifth?

I mean, it's enough for a clones joke now.
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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Grath » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:49 am

What, they aren't just going with the Green Goblin yet again? I'm disappointed. That's like, mandatory for a Spiderman story.

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Mothra » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:08 pm

Mongrel wrote:What is that, the fourth Spiderman film reboot? The fifth?

I mean, it's enough for a clones joke now.

I think you just accidentally came up with a Spider-Man movie so incredible it retroactively justifies every reboot.

The Clone Saga, featuring every actor who's ever played Spider-Man.

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Büge » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:55 pm

With Nicholas Hammond as The Jackal!

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby beatbandito » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:37 pm

Mothra wrote:
Mongrel wrote:What is that, the fourth Spiderman film reboot? The fifth?

I mean, it's enough for a clones joke now.

I think you just accidentally came up with a Spider-Man movie so incredible it retroactively justifies every reboot.

The Clone Saga, featuring every actor who's ever played Spider-Man.


This is what I've been hoping for since they announced it was happening again after Amazing. I don't think anyone who makes these decisions would ever understand how truly amazing and perfect that would be. Especially since the next Avengers arcs are going to have to introduce the multiverse in some way.

So are we getting a new dead Ben? I'm thinking an early scene alludes to him and they look at a portrait or something.
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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Mothra » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:24 pm

Watched The American Astronaut with some friends recently. We paid attention to like 15 minutes, then got progressively more drunk as the party spread out, losing track of the movie. Then this happened:



And a complete hush fell over the party as we all watched, amazed.

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Büge » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:53 pm

Mothra wrote:Watched The American Astronaut with some friends recently. We paid attention to like 15 minutes, then got progressively more drunk as the party spread out, losing track of the movie. Then this happened:



And a complete hush fell over the party as we all watched, amazed.


This happened when I brought Rock & Rule to a party once. Never again. Everyone was completely oblivious to the movie until a musical number came on. They'd watch it, then they would go back to socializing once the music was done.

Afterwards I got complaints that the movie sucked and didn't make sense.

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Mothra » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:19 pm

Yeah I mean, it wasn't a great party movie at all. But it was a fun occasional distraction, which I guess is what you're looking for in party movie?

Generally goofy, earnestly-made bad movies are good party movies. American Astronaut was real good, but lordy, whoever was expecting us all to not talk at all while we absorbed the ambience and quiet progression of a black and white indie movie had the wrooong idea.

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Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Postby Mongrel » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:54 pm

Büge wrote:Afterwards I got complaints that the movie sucked and didn't make sense.


To be fair, Rock and Rule doesn't make a whooooollllle lot of sense even when you sit down and watch the thing without doing anything else at the same time at all.

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