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    Quote Originally Posted by sa_nick View Post
    I liked The Wire but never got invested in any characters, it was always about the story. Six Feet Under and Sopranos were there for all my character based television needs.

    Also Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Tina Fey, Sacha Baron Cohen and Jerry Seinfeld constantly seem unfunny to me. Is it a US thing?
    Funny, not, funny, has his moments, funny. Guess it's a US thing or opinion?

    @Jinsai I own Sclindler's List on blu-ray. I LOVE the film. It's probably my favorite Holocaust/pre-WWII film besides The Pianist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sa_nick View Post

    Also Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Tina Fey, Sacha Baron Cohen and Jerry Seinfeld constantly seem unfunny to me. Is it a US thing (cept maybe Sasha Baron Cohen)?
    I like cohen but agreed on the rest... love larry david but seinfeld leaves me cold. Tina Fey and 30 rock actually annoy me. woo we're all just quirky overpaid middle class media fucksocks... what is there to like. and ferrel was the jar jar binks of that jay and silent bob movie

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    What is exactly so great about The Princess Bride? I hear bout people gushing over it all the time.

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    Spaceballs was better than any Star Wars movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    What is exactly so great about The Princess Bride?
    Everything.


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    Reading this comment from Burt Reynolds about how Paul Thomas Anderson was young and full of himself, reminded me how boring I found Boogie Nights, it just seemed to drag on forever, I can't remember the plot. It's so overrated

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    Batman v. Superman looks fucking stupid.

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    ^^
    You think $5,000 is too much? Think again!
    From the same seller: http://www.ebay.com/itm/SNOW-WHITE-A...YAAOSwMmBVyUya

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    The Big Lebowski is ridiculously over hyped and was the opposite of funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfkiller View Post
    The Big Lebowski is ridiculously over hyped and was the opposite of funny.
    You are ridiculously wrong and the opposite of correct.

    The Big Lebowski is maybe the funniest movie ever made. We just have very different humor sets.
    what is your favorite comedy, out of curiosity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    You are ridiculously wrong and the opposite of correct.

    The Big Lebowski is maybe the funniest movie ever made. We just have very different humor sets.
    what is your favorite comedy, out of curiosity?
    Evil Dead 2/Army of Darkness, Haggard, Wet Hot American Summer, Clerks/Chasing Amy/Mallrats... all quality comedy. I think I smirked at the hallucination scene in BL and that's about it.
    Will Ferrell sucks comedy's dick as well. He's terrible at it, tries to hard, scrapes with the teeth a bit... But he's SO eager and let's to blow your load on his face, so he remains popular to dude bros despite all else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfkiller View Post
    The Big Lebowski is ridiculously over hyped and was the opposite of funny.
    I thought the same thing too, for years. Then one day I was watching it with someone and it all just kind of fell into place for me. It's like "stoner funny", I think. It's funny in that it's unlike anything ever created in cinema, and it's actors and actresses all shine in their notable roles. It's very akin to Howard Hawks' adaptation of The Big Sleep, in that it has this confusing, meandering plot that's too inexplicably compelling to stop watching. Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Philip Seymour Hoffman have these complete fucking oddball roles unlike anything else they've ever played, and yet they nail it perfectly.

    That part when the Dude is sitting in his bathtub smoking a joint, hearing the answering machine message about his car being found and then getting a marmot thrown in his tub by the Nazis makes me almost piss my pants every time I see it. And I can't even figure out why

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYRexall View Post
    I thought the same thing too, for years. Then one day I was watching it with someone and it all just kind of fell into place for me. It's like "stoner funny", I think. It's funny in that it's unlike anything ever created in cinema, and it's actors and actresses all shine in their notable roles. It's very akin to Howard Hawks' adaptation of The Big Sleep, in that it has this confusing, meandering plot that's too inexplicably compelling to stop watching. Jeff Bridges, John Goodman and Philip Seymour Hoffman have these complete fucking oddball roles unlike anything else they've ever played, and yet they nail it perfectly.

    That part when the Dude is sitting in his bathtub smoking a joint, hearing the answering machine message about his car being found and then getting a marmot thrown in his tub by the Nazis makes me almost piss my pants every time I see it. And I can't even figure out why
    Walter is the best part of the whole film. I love every one of his dialogues, his character, his motives and of course his role in the film. His best scenes are the Rules speech in the bowling alley and the EDITED (yes I said EDITED) version of the one and only infamous scene with "referencing a Stranger"



    You're killing your father, Larry.
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    Batman movies have never done anything for me. , Chris Nolan (good director) trying to intellectualize it made it even worse.
    Yes all movies have their moments... yet ive never been able to warm to the whole franchise.
    Always thought it was a very camp comic book. More suited to that style. Same with Spiderman. Something blocks me from taking it too seriously.
    Maybe its just me.....i loved X Men on big screen though.
    I thought the first X Men from 2000 by Bryan Synger was the best.
    The source material for X Men is darker (holocaust survivors etc) . It for some reason to me works better in a dramatic way on the big screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fillow View Post
    ^^
    You think $5,000 is too much? Think again!
    From the same seller: http://www.ebay.com/itm/SNOW-WHITE-A...YAAOSwMmBVyUya
    Oh I think l'll buy two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post


    You're killing your father, Larry.
    My favorite censored-for-TV line is "My name is Buck and I like to [party]" from Kill Bill Vol. 1.

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    Nothing can beat this one. They redubbed a line from the movie that was somewhat offensive (plus it had cursing in it), and they actually made it more offensive...
    Last edited by Frozen Beach; 12-14-2015 at 06:30 PM.

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    I wish James Cameron would stop wasting his time with the Avatar films.
    He has made ONE film since 1997.

    He made some great films, he had a lot of talent, i loved the women in his films, he added depth to his charachters.

    What is he doing? He could have made about Ten films since Titanic.

    Wasting his time on this dull Avatar bullshit...

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    Since '97, Cameron's made a bunch of science center IMAX movies, developed his PACE 3D camera system, finally filmed Avatar, developed the next 3 sequels, developed a custom submarine, gone to the ocean floor and back, joined a tribe and protested a government, etc.

    Criticizing JAMES CAMERON of all people for "wasting time" is ridiculous, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazekiah View Post
    developed the next 3 sequels
    OK, I get making one Avatar film. But is he creating any new revolutionary techniques along with those 3? If no, then yes he is wasting time now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozen Beach View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly9lKAaL8zQ
    Nothing can beat this one. They redubbed a line from the movie that was somewhat offensive (plus it had cursing in it), and they actually made it more offensive...
    I'll do you one better



    Probably the only time I'll ever suggest Renny Harlin was better than Scorsese.

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    Ghostbusters: a fine example of how stupid the eighties were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by substance242 View Post
    ghostbusters: A fine example of how stupid the eighties were.
    Blasphemy.

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    I guess this is controversial? Other than John Goodman's knockout performance, 10 Cloverfield Lane was pure garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Substance242 View Post
    Ghostbusters: a fine example of how stupid the eighties were.
    It's a family movie, what did you want? Manhunter?

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    Dennis Quaid was a much better Doc Holliday than Val Kilmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onthewall2983 View Post
    Dennis Quaid was a much better Doc Holliday than Val Kilmer.
    Blasphemy.

    You. Me. Tombstone. Right now.

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    I'm not putting down Tombstone at all, it's a really good movie. Quaid dared to play him as unlikable, which probably factors as a plus in Kilmer's favor. I've not seen either it or Wyatt Earp in awhile so I'm probably due a re-watch soon.

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    I'm a huge comics fan but tend to hate all film and TV adaptations. I just don't think it shines as well outside of its own medium.

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    I think The Neverending Story is the best thing in the fantasy genre ever put out on film or television. And I say that as a big fan of Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.

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