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That joke was based on my recall of the career of Jim Varney.

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Metacell wrote: Better Off Dead (1985) -- something between a John Hughes film and Pee-Wee's big adventure. Every cliche of the 80's...sort of nostalgic, also sort of painfully nihilistic. I can see how Seth MacFarlane and those South Park guys get most of their humor inspiration from this sort of movie. Stars John Cusack in what must be one of his first roles and Booger from revenge of the Nerds. It's got its moments.


My high school years were bookended by Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Better Off Dead.
Both feature Amanda Wyss dumping a main character.
Somewhere between these movies she is (the undead) Freddy Kruger's first victim.


Also: the mother in Better Off Dead cooks like my mother-in-law.
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finally saw the original john wick

meh ... just your basic action flick, i don't see what all the fuss is about
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it's hugely stupid

kinda amusing to see GOT wimp playing the same kind of role
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TOS wrote: finally saw the original john wick

meh ... just your basic action flick, i don't see what all the fuss is about

body count.
and it's higher in John Wick II
and supposed to exceed that in III

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macnuke wrote:
TOS wrote: finally saw the original john wick

meh ... just your basic action flick, i don't see what all the fuss is about

body count.
and it's higher in John Wick II
and supposed to exceed that in III


big deal

seems like a real anachronism to me but i guess they're making their money
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somebody is buying it.

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in other news.. watched Upgrade <-- trailer
not shabby, got a decent Rotten Tomatoes also.

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TOS wrote: finally saw the original john wick

meh ... just your basic action flick, i don't see what all the fuss is about


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Hotel Transylvania 3
Me, Wife, Daughter, and three boys aged 8, 9, and 3.
Saturday night, 9:00pm showing, and ...

WE HAD THE ENTIRE ROOM TO OURSELVES!

The older boys took their popcorn and went to the front row. The youngest ran up and down the aisle. I put my feet up on the seat in front of me and played with my phone.
Wife took the youngest to the concession stand a couple of times. Daughter would giggle and laugh like she was trippin'; the boys would turn to look at her and say, "You thought that was funny?"

The movie?
The theater was empty. That should tell you all you need to know ...
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TOS wrote: finally saw the original john wick

meh ... just your basic action flick, i don't see what all the fuss is about

That's the way I felt about Taken. The only difference between it and a dozen other movies just like it was that it didn't star Steven Segal.
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Pithecanthropus wrote:
TOS wrote: finally saw the original john wick

meh ... just your basic action flick, i don't see what all the fuss is about

That's the way I felt about Taken. The only difference between it and a dozen other movies just like it was that it didn't star Steven Segal.


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I saw Lady Bird. I went in the movie with no knowledge about it, other than its name and the fact that it was well-reviewed.

It was an okay movie, but I didn't think it was the best movie.
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obvs wrote: I saw Lady Bird. I went in the movie with no knowledge about it, other than its name and the fact that it was well-reviewed.

It was an okay movie, but I didn't think it was the best movie.


So, that will mean it will win the Oscar for best movie then.
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It didn't.
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obvs wrote: It didn't.


I did not even know about the movie, or when it was released.

But it was still nominated for the award.

"At the 90th Academy Awards, it was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Gerwig, Best Actress for Ronan, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Metcalf;[63] however, it lost in all categories. Gerwig became the fifth woman nominated in the Best Director category."
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arkayn wrote:
obvs wrote: It didn't.


I did not even know about the movie, or when it was released.

But it was still nominated for the award.

"At the 90th Academy Awards, it was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Gerwig, Best Actress for Ronan, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Metcalf;[63] however, it lost in all categories. Gerwig became the fifth woman nominated in the Best Director category."

And thus, the Academy invented the "Best Pop Movie" category, because the movies people actually like aren't art-house trash. People are tired of blockbusters only being nominated for "Best Special Effects" or "Best Original Costumes".
Personally, I think it's blatherskite. Let The Academy continue to be the arbiters of good taste and art in cinema, and let the MTV Movie Awards have the good stuff; "Best Kiss", and "Best Villain", and "Best Car Chase".
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I lost all interest in the Oscars when "Shakespeare In Love" beat "Saving Private Ryan" for best picture.
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The thing is, The Academy is made up of purveyors of "the craft". They judge based on a different yardstick than the rest of us. It's like if the Musicians Union announced that "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" was the best music ever written, but "The Eagles Greatest Hits" is still the best selling album of all time.
I'm not disagreeing with you, but your example reminded me of something else I've noticed; The Academy seems to go nuts over movies about making movies, (or plays).
They are also full-of-shit for not nominating Sci-Fi, superhero, or horror movies in the Best Movie category. Whose performance deserved "Best Supporting ..." more than Heath Ledger in Dark Knight Whatever?
Personally I basically ignore the Oscars and pay a bit more attention to the Golden Globe and Peoples Choice (which are, unfortunately, unduly influenced by the Academy Awards).
It's too bad that the MTV awards are too late in the year, totally unwatchable, and repeated for months; it takes the "special" away.
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To me, award shows are unwatchable and irrelevant.
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Pithecanthropus wrote: I lost all interest in the Oscars when "Shakespeare In Love" beat "Saving Private Ryan" for best picture.


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DukeofNuke wrote: Hotel Transylvania 3
Me, Wife, Daughter, and three boys aged 8, 9, and 3.
Saturday night, 9:00pm showing, and ...

WE HAD THE ENTIRE ROOM TO OURSELVES!

The older boys took their popcorn and went to the front row. The youngest ran up and down the aisle. I put my feet up on the seat in front of me and played with my phone.
Wife took the youngest to the concession stand a couple of times. Daughter would giggle and laugh like she was trippin'; the boys would turn to look at her and say, "You thought that was funny?"

The movie?
The theater was empty. That should tell you all you need to know ...


that sounds awesome

my kids love those movies ... they basically play here on an infinite goddam loop
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juice wrote: To me, award shows are unwatchable and irrelevant.

This.
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Raise The Titanic (1980) Lacklustre. Decent special effects.
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Ribtor wrote: Raise The Titanic (1980) Lacklustre. Decent special effects.


ha! i remember that ... saw it during my obsessive titanic phase, just before they discovered the wreck

pretty lousy movie but the boat was great, i seem to remember they spent millions on it

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I remember reading that book, but I don't remember the book. Never saw the movie I don't think.
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Crazy Rich Asians.

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Ribtor wrote: Raise The Titanic (1980) Lacklustre. Decent special effects.



I saw that in the theater with my neighbor and his MIT-grad engineer dad who buzz-killed the whole plot all the way home.

Similar situation for Blue Thunder where a helicopter does a loop-de-loop.
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Avengers: Infinity Wars

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ukimalefu wrote: Avengers: Infinity Wars

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I just downloaded it. Don't tell me how it ends.
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Avengers: Infinity Wars (2018) Carries the stink of 'contractual obligation' about it. I got my money's worth.
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pre sequel movie

Ragnarok was a brief ray of light, quickly extinguished. I'll watch the next movie Avengers: Sandbox Frolics, to idly see how they resolve things but the movies are really getting depressing.
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Cynical cash-grab movie making distilled to its essence.

Brolin was good. I liked the "Snatch" reference when he had Del Toro by the throat demanding the "stone".
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user wrote: pre sequel movie

Ragnarok was a brief ray of light, quickly extinguished. I'll watch the next movie Avengers: Sandbox Frolics, to idly see how they resolve things but the movies are really getting depressing.


it's odd, isn't it, this weird tendency to just get so damn dark with these movies
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TOS wrote:
user wrote: pre sequel movie

Ragnarok was a brief ray of light, quickly extinguished. I'll watch the next movie Avengers: Sandbox Frolics, to idly see how they resolve things but the movies are really getting depressing.


it's odd, isn't it, this weird tendency to just get so damn dark with these movies

... that's those 3-D glasses ...
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sure did it with Potter - loved the first movie, watch it often - too bad they never made any more
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This Is The End (2013) Seth Rogan, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride and various cameos. The biblical end-of-the-world tests the friendship of the cast playing themselves.
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Finally saw Deadpool 2.

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