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    Right, and Ted Nugent was only trying to rally the troops for the election when he said, "We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November", but he still got a visit from the Secret Service.

    I guess it's a good thing that you didn't get Jordan Peterson to visit Massassi, so you can probably rest assured that the alt. right won't be re-Tweeting this thread to Trump's feed.

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    I don't think you really have anything to worry about and it's also not like this is anything new with the current regime. I thought the video was funny. My comment was a wink to Jon`C's. Better safe than sorry, though. Amerika!
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  3. #323
    I am not sure if there are any downsides per se about having the Secret Service show up at your door. I think it's more what comes out of your mouth when they question you that's going to be more salient.

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    Less hijacking the "Anything Movies" thread with the Secret Soivice, more hijacking the "Anything Movies" thread with links to TODOA edits plz

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    I mean, this site used to be about me y'know*
    Last edited by Nikumubeki; 10-18-2018 at 01:18 PM. Reason: * = Not really, but let's claim it anyway

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    (Except for that time it was about Koobie)

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    When the secret service comes, make sure to point out that your tax dollars pay them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikumubeki View Post
    I mean, this site used to be about me y'know*
    *not really but I'm practicing auto-fellatio daily anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon`C View Post
    When the secret service comes, make sure to point out that your tax dollars pay them
    That's exactly what I'll say when the IRS finally comes to my doo... er, maybe not.

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    Ah, I think I remember the graphics card I had, an S3 ViRGE. Wikipedia says, "Notoriously poor 3D. Sold well to OEMs mainly because of low price and excellent 2D-performance." I eventually bought a 12MB voodoo 2 and was super happy, but then I bought a supposedly-matching one on ebay to run in SLI mode and it never worked. I found out later it was advertised as the 12MB version but the dude sent me the 8MB version. Ebay wa no help and I've hated them ever since.

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    Donít delete the video. Itís art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saberopus View Post
    *not really but I'm practicing auto-fellatio daily anyway
    Not anymore with this dad-bod, so I had to ditch the "auto" part.

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    Gay.

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    And when the moment is right, I'm gonna fly a kite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eversor View Post
    Don’t delete the video. It’s art.
    You know who else was an artist?

    Reid, just be sure to finish your manifesto soon after they lock you up, so that the judge can see that we've all got your back and lets you out early.

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    7/11 was an part-time blow job

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    Anyway, time to rerail this thread:

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    Meet the Parents is the best movie.
    I'm still quite convinced that the best film is either Woody Woodpecker (2017) or this.

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    Ah, the behind the scenes of TPM was uploaded officially to Youtube. It's surprisingly revealing to the difficulties in production. Poor Jake Lloyd..

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    WTF, the second boy nailed the "Are you an angel" scene. Why did they take Jake? Probably some other things we didn't see, but what they showed us doesn't support him in the least. I mean, I hate all the people bashing him for GL's bad direction, but this casting showed the other kid being much better.
    Sorry for the lousy German

  22. #342
    The movie had so much else wrong with it. Changing one actor wasn't going to change the fact the character says "Are you an angel?"

    Despite the trainwreck this movie was, I really have to respect all of the hard work that went into it. George even seems confident and energetic about the project. I feel like everytime he appeared after this film, in other documentaries, interviews, and public appearances, he comes across as tired and jaded, in varying degrees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom-Seraph View Post
    I feel like everytime he appeared after this film, in other documentaries, interviews, and public appearances, he comes across as tired and jaded, in varying degrees.
    He reminds me of an athlete giving an interview after losing a game: trying to sound positive and upbeat, but really disappointed and broken up inside.

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    I think it's clear the opinion he had of himself before the film. I mean, he advances the auteur theory. And it seems clear in production he believes he is again pushing the boundaries of film.

    I think this is what being a billionaire does to people. It's not exactly his character fault, but being a billionaire essentially lets you go around never having to really be criticized. A billionaire answers to nobody. And it's clear that George Lucas had more yes men during production of TPM than he should have had. The all-American, superhero genius mythos kind of got to his head and I think he really believed the OT was due primarily to his genius. The prequels spoke loudly and clearly to George: you were not the reason Star Wars was good. Obviously he had a significant hand in it, but he probably feels at his core the narcissism of being "one of the best directors", and can't cope with the reality that his talent was overrated.

    I do feel bad for the excessive criticism he has gotten, but OTOH I think him and his life are a prime example of why the current state of ownership and who receives what profits is broken. And why people should be cautious to ascribe the success of large projects to the influence of individuals (see: SpaceX).

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    You know, Reid. If you're going to do this essay you might find this video series interesting. Its probably a few hours to get through all of it, but the insights into George are pretty good.
    It is broken into 3 parts. The Hero's Journey covers the creation of a New Hope, the Shadows Journey covers Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and the Hermits Journey covers the prequels.

    The guy also does a lot of essays for lots of other sci-fi franchises and has some insightful videos, but the above have been some of my favorites.

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    As much as I dislike TPM now (and the other two prequel movies which I can't even remember the names of...), there are some really awesome scenes in them. The lightsaber fights, even some of the space battles (if you get rid of stupid annie and stupid jarjar) were just rad. But anyway, despite how bad we think of these movies, TPM is still like #14 top grossing movie in the US of all time. And I think all his Star Wars movies are in the top 100. I don't completely disagree with Reid's comments... just... maybe he was the reason Star Wars was good. Some goodness was shining through the crap in the prequels. Maybe the lesson is that it's much more difficult to be creative when you're a billionaire.

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    I kind of liken him to Tim Burton. I really liked 90s Tim Burton films but it seems to me that as time went on and Burton had more creative control (purely my assumption) and "better" technology the films go to insane and I really have very little interest in modern Burton films. Lucas films were best when he had more constraints although I probably still favor his worst Star Wars film to either sequel trilogy film.
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    TPM was one of the highest grossing movies, but it wasnít because it was good. Itís because George Lucas was cashing out Star Warsís goodwill. Successful things arenít always good, and vice versa.

    Letís say you wash your clothes in Tide. You like Tide. Itís fine. Itís the only detergent you buy and youíve never considered switching. What happens if Tide suddenly started watering down their soap? How many bottles would you still buy? At least one, right? You like and trust Tide so youíll probably keep buying it until you get pissed off enough that you switch.

    TPM is watered down Tide.
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    Sure, I get it. I went to see that movie multiple times in the theater. I probably posted about it here. I went in the "big" theater in Lancaster a couple of times and then I went and saw it again for cheap when it was showing on base. So at the time I was enjoying it enough to want to watch it again.













    although much of that could have been that I just wanted to watch Nat

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    Nah, that's why you saw Episode II


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    I actually went to see TPM a second time as well. Probably because the film throws a lot at you if you literally grew up on Star Wars. I don't remember hating the film at all. I think I rather enjoyed it. AotC I thought was much more offensive. I really had no significant problem with Ep. III. I do think TPM has aged the worst and not just for some effects. It just gets worse with each subsequent viewing where as literally any other mediocre Star Wars film doesn't suffer in the same way for me. They may still be bad but the disappoint me less each time I see them. But, also for weirdos like us, we got Jedi Outcast around that time and we could start living out the best things in those new films. Lightsaber battles. I really think that tempered some of the disappointment.
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    I don't think I have anything valuable to say about Star Wars that I didn't say ten years ago (and it probably wasn't valuable then either) but I do want to break in and say that First Reformed is a must-see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    1. Tombstone
    2. Ghostbusters
    3. For a Few Dollars More
    4. Casablanca
    5. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    6. Die Hard
    7. Casino Royale
    8. John Wick
    9. His Girl Friday
    10. Chinatown

    Order can vary on an hourly basis

    What's your list
    I'm probably forgetting like five movies that would knock five of these movies off the list but here we go:

    1. Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    3. Airplane
    4. Carol
    5. The Princess Bride
    6. Mad Max: Fury Road
    7. Clue
    8. World of Tomorrow (Pts. 1 and 2)
    9. The Shawshank Redemption
    10. No Country for Old Men
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    Have you read the book, The Princess Bride? It blew my mind.

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    Still no! I should, but I keep hearing it's not nearly as good.
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    I remember it being great. I'm not a huge fan of the parts of the movie with Kevin... err Fred Savage. Don't get me wrong, I think the movie is great, too, but I think the book was fantastic.

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    I've heard they might do a Princess Bride treatment to Deadpool 2 PG-13 version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael MacFarlane View Post
    10. No Country for Old Men
    I really like this movie up to a point. It always felt to me that the ending was lacking in some ways, and I was never sure what. Later on I read the novel, and it turns out a bunch of the ending was different, and they cut a bunch of Sheriff Bell's monologue, among some other things. I feel the novel presents the characters in a much clearer way.

    The biggest "missing dialogue" for me was when Sheriff Bell discusses his service in WW2. He says his squad was wiped out by German soldiers, and how he could hear his wounded comrades. He could have picked up the MG, and fought and died, or tried to save some, but he says he ran away and regrouped later. Importantly, though, he says he regrets leaving his squad behind most in life. And he implies he should have stayed back and kept fighting until death

    It's long, but this dialogue sets up the most important part of Bell's character in contrast to Chigurh and Moss. He's a coward. A coward without purpose. The book isn't exactly critical of him, but rather just expresses the longing for that heroic purpose that Moss has or the self-assured evil that Chigurh has. Bell is nothing but a witness, a side character, and is not directly involved in anything. The book even makes this explicit: the scene where Bell goes to confront Chigurh is different in the novel. They don't fight, but it's clear Chigurh is watching him and can kill him, but doesn't. Why? Because, simply, Sheriff Bell is not really worthy of it. He wanted that kind of cosmic judgment, that moment of testing life and death to the fullest, and it was denied him.

    But the movie misses all of this.. and it's unclear what role Sheriff Bell plays in the film as a result. He's the narrator, but he's kinda irrelevant because we don't learn why he foils the main characters (or rather, why the side characters and plot [the literal actions in the film] foil the main character and plot [Sheriff Bell and his regrets/lack of comprehension of the world].

    Though Sheriff Bell's typical conservative lamenting of "no morals today" is pretty well deconstructed by both the novel and the film, so great kudos to them for that. Bell kinda starts getting it when he insists Chigurh isn't crazy, but it ends before he can fully realize the truths about the world that are lurking underneath his facade.

    Basically what I'm saying is "No Country for Old Men" is an amazing novel (and reads really well as a Nietzschean text w.r.t. Sheriff Bell), and the movie is also good, it just fails the novel in a few ways that I think hold it back.

    Sorry for the ramble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom-Seraph View Post
    You know, Reid. If you're going to do this essay you might find this video series interesting. Its probably a few hours to get through all of it, but the insights into George are pretty good.
    It is broken into 3 parts. The Hero's Journey covers the creation of a New Hope, the Shadows Journey covers Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and the Hermits Journey covers the prequels.

    The guy also does a lot of essays for lots of other sci-fi franchises and has some insightful videos, but the above have been some of my favorites.
    I am watching this slowly, btw, it's just really long.

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    For some reason I never made it through No Country but I'd like to give it a shot. I recently heard that that it was somewhat based on a true story. I searched quickly and couldn't confirm that and I don't feel like going back to the source at the moment but it is a movie I've always wanted to get back to.
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