Wathcya watchin'?

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Lori Koonce » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:59 pm

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Ben W. wrote:Truth be told, it was THE BIG BANG THEORY. I've been getting into the show a lot lately, and I was a little startled at how much of a difference reading the script can be to hearing it spoken aloud.


This really doesn't surprise me. The putdowns can be quite direct. It's a tribute to the amazing cast that they're so funny in the end.



I kinda like it because it puts a positive spin on Aspberger's Syndrome. I mean if Sheldon doesn't have it, then they need to change the diagnostic criteria

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Ben W. » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:24 pm

I still can't get over the snivelling blandness of a title like JOHN CARTER. Clearly, the terrific pulpy zing of A PRINCESS OF MARS was flat-out inconceivable for Disney's marketing department after the combined box office disappointments of THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG and MARS NEEDS MOMS , proving once again that Hollywood's elite, like Gotham's criminals, are a cowardly and superstitious lot. (Holy crap, I'm starting to sound like Sheldon. Time to lay off TBBT.)

I haven't seen the movie myself yet. I'm a little indecisive, since many of the reviews so far have cumulatively summed it up as "passable".

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Steve Evil » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:28 pm

The Guardian hated it, but as the article was pretentious and vague, I'll take it with a grain of salt.

Besides which, most of its insults sounded like recomendations to me. . .

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Ben W. » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:09 am

Steve Evil wrote:The Guardian hated it, but as the article was pretentious and vague, I'll take it with a grain of salt.

Besides which, most of its insults sounded like recomendations to me. . .


I read that one. Good grief, it was weird. And people call Armond White a snob.


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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Moderator » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:26 pm

Disney is admitting that, at least domestic box-office, John Carter is a financial disaster.
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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby diane bartels » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:30 pm

Go for the cleavage guys. Mark highly recommends it. I know that is why I shall go. (Jeez louise, I shouldn't have to tell you guys this)

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:51 pm

Barber, I'm starting to think you own stock in Disney.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Moderator » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:04 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Barber, I'm starting to think you own stock in Disney.


Nope. Used to. Sold too soon.

On the other hand, Cris and I watched (Disney's) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and didn't like it. How in the hell did this thing earn a billion dollars at the box-office?

San Diego tomorrow, Disneyland after work.

Yeah, know.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FinderDoug » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:38 am

How in the hell did this thing earn a billion dollars at the box-office?


Premium-cost 3D tickets coupled with expectations somehow undaunted by the film before that?

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Steve Evil » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:00 pm

diane bartels wrote:Go for the cleavage guys.


According to Google images, there wasn't much of that at all :(

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Ben W. » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:30 pm

Stay away from JOHN CARTER, guys. Although there's a glimmer of a good movie in there, the entire film is almost completely scuttled by Taylor Kitsch (I even hate the sound of his name). The man is just...awful. The director must have neglected to tell him he was in a flick about seven-foot-tall green-skinned aliens and cities called Helium, because Kitsch acts so dour and angsty 99% of the time I'm convinced he was under the impression of being in a Lars von Trier movie.

To make matters worse, the film doesn't ever completely nail that elusive spirit of adventure which would be so pivotal for its success. Everything from THE 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD to KING KONG are good examples of a movie providing that crucial sense of frisson, of exhilaration, of wonder. JOHN CARTER was made by people who have grown numb and desensitized to CGI spectacle. Nobody cares anymore.

(And no, there was no cleavage to be found either.)

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Steve Evil » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:04 pm

I was afraid of that.

How can you mess up a story about monsters on Mars? All too easily. . .

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:31 am

Stay off mars.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Chuck Messer » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:51 am

No.
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