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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31520 on: June 04, 2010, 04:42:17 PM »
I would call it TV's first Golden Age.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31521 on: June 04, 2010, 04:45:34 PM »
I've no idea where the connection fits in but this is a great pull-quote.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31522 on: June 04, 2010, 04:57:05 PM »
I would call it TV's first Golden Age.

Fair enough.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31523 on: June 04, 2010, 05:25:18 PM »
Are people surprised that Get Him to the Greek is being received positively because Forgetting Sarah Marshall was so mediocre? Even so, Brand and Hill were easily the best part about that film, particularly Brand, and many times they were the only guys getting laughs. I've been looking forward to it since I first heard about the film a while after FSM dropped or something. Love Brand's character. Hope to see this during the weekend, if not then definitely my next non-work day.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31524 on: June 04, 2010, 05:32:22 PM »
Are people surprised that Get Him to the Greek is being received positively because Forgetting Sarah Marshall was so mediocre? Even so, Brand and Hill were easily the best part about that film, particularly Brand, and many times they were the only guys getting laughs. I've been looking forward to it since I first heard about the film a while after FSM dropped or something. Love Brand's character. Hope to see this during the weekend, if not then definitely my next non-work day.

I liked Brand in FSM, but I'm not sure a whole movie of that character excites me. Same with Hill as a lead (despite liking him in Superbad, I think he works best in small doses).

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31525 on: June 04, 2010, 08:18:21 PM »
Food Inc. (Robert Kenner, 2008)

Scary stuff.

This movie brings home just how bad things are. The most mind boggling thing to me was how many politicians in power positions are also openly working for these various corporations. Who needs lobbyists when you can just work for the government directly? Yikes.

There were a few things I thought needed to be elaborated on. They mentioned how meat was being cleaned with ammonia, but didn't actually say why that was bad. They threw it out there because it sounds bad but didn't explain why. Lots of things sound bad, but when you look at the science behind it you may find that it's safe. I'm just sayin'... I want facts not scare tactics.

Overall though, it's very worthwhile. Even for the already well informed.


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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31526 on: June 04, 2010, 08:27:16 PM »
Are people surprised that Get Him to the Greek is being received positively because Forgetting Sarah Marshall was so mediocre? Even so, Brand and Hill were easily the best part about that film, particularly Brand, and many times they were the only guys getting laughs. I've been looking forward to it since I first heard about the film a while after FSM dropped or something. Love Brand's character. Hope to see this during the weekend, if not then definitely my next non-work day.

I liked Brand in FSM, but I'm not sure a whole movie of that character excites me. Same with Hill as a lead (despite liking him in Superbad, I think he works best in small doses).
Dana Stevens and her guest host on Slate's Spoiler Specials made much the same point, jbizz. They didn't much care for the film overall. 

I'd be curious to hear your response to their complaints, tjwells.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31527 on: June 04, 2010, 08:50:06 PM »
Are people surprised that Get Him to the Greek is being received positively because Forgetting Sarah Marshall was so mediocre? Even so, Brand and Hill were easily the best part about that film, particularly Brand, and many times they were the only guys getting laughs. I've been looking forward to it since I first heard about the film a while after FSM dropped or something. Love Brand's character. Hope to see this during the weekend, if not then definitely my next non-work day.

I liked Brand in FSM, but I'm not sure a whole movie of that character excites me. Same with Hill as a lead (despite liking him in Superbad, I think he works best in small doses).
Dana Stevens and her guest host on Slate's Spoiler Specials made much the same point, jbizz. They didn't much care for the film overall. 

I'd be curious to hear your response to their complaints, tjwells.

I can't comment on the things they said specifically, but as far as Brand goes, I think he proves here (just as he did in Sarah Marshall) his ability to bring a lot of depth to a character who should be incredibly one-dimensional. You can see why so many people like him, regardless of his douchebaggery. And I don't know what else they could've disliked about it; funny's funny. The LPM quotient here is definitely higher than anything else released this year.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31528 on: June 04, 2010, 09:08:00 PM »
Easy argument to end...

The Family Guy is the dumbest show to ever air on TV. It thinks one thing is funny, making stupid pop culture references. It is actually pretty bad at even that, it's sole purpose.



The Family Guy is mediocre, but it's no The West Wing when it comes to bad TV.  :)

Movies>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>99.99% of TV Series, that .01% has Seinfeld in it.

Or LOST for that matter.

Wow, seriously?

True Blood, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Fringe, LOST, Modern Family, Glee, Doctor Who, Treme, The Pacific, United States of Tara, Chuck, Damages, Friday Night Lights, Party Down, The Tudors, How I Met Your Mother, House, Justified, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Sons of Anarchy, Parks and Recreation, Community, 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, Eastbound & Down, In Treatment, Dexter, Bored to Death, The Venture Bros.?

Television is so much stronger than the movie industry right now I'd be willing to call this television's second golden age.

Bravo Sir.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31529 on: June 04, 2010, 09:59:48 PM »
Well at heart King is a good ol' 60s hippie type liberal and all those tropes are very evident not only in The Mist novella, which was published slap in the middle of the Reagan era, but also in most of his early work.  Carrie has the religious paranoia; distrust of the military in The Stand and Firestarter, and bunches of short stories in Night Shift; ditto the government being up to something horrible in all those books plus The Dead Zone; The Stand also touches on overwhelming environmental catastrophe/human negligence, and the terror of being one of a few rational people surrounded by lunatics (although that isn't just a liberal fear, that's a basic human fear that is expressed by both the zombie mythos and the visions of torch and pitchfork waving villagers in Frankenstein).  And he was smack in the middle of the zeitgeist of the time, with all the fiction thrillers about nefarious government projects and all the horror movies that were based on fears of polution and "ecology" (a word that just seems dipped in earth tone nostalgia now).

Yeah I agree Colleen.  Huge fan of King and he is definetly a child of the sixties.  All those things often pop up in sci-fi in general, but this movie just piles them on.  I haven't though about Reagan, yeah it makes sense the novella was published with the gipper in office. 

The one thing that King doesn't always have is a fear of rural Americans, as the level headed rational types just as often come from the rural areas as the drooling idiots do.

I would disagree there.  I wouldn't say that he has a negative view of rednecks per say, but he seems to associate evil with small towns and rural areas.  I mean how many of his books (especially the classics) take place in a small town?  I think IT is a classic example of this, you have a small serene little town where something absolutely terrible is hiding beneath the surface.  If you look closer you find all kinds of crime and abuse taking place in the town, and if you look at its history you uncover unimaginable evil, oh and there is a clown living in the sewer and eating people.  Seems like a pretty consistent theme in King's writings.
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