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  1. Can we just say that American Beauty and Office Space are both shit?


    American Beauty is a lame movie about unlikable narcissists doing selfish things that somehow got passed off as having some sort of deep message.  It was overrated for its time but nobody even talks about it when discussing great films anymore, do they?  The plot is first world problem garbage.  Oh you're an older dude with a good job, hot wife and a decent enough kid but you're unhappy?  Please fuck off with that bullshit.  Who were we supposed to root for in that clusterfuck?  Wow, exposing the unhappy underbelly of suburbia was so artistic and transgressive, I'm sure it was never done before.  Typical offensive Hollywood cliches about a life that these writers know nothing about.  I'm coming to understand what right-wingers mean when they malign Hollywood when I watch American Beauty, and that's pretty fucking bad.


    Office Space is a middling comedy that is overrated right now.  People still quote this three-joke movie and it's been, what, over a decade?  Christ.  It's like "Clerks" for people who work in an office.  I remember somebody said to me, "oh you didn't like Clerks?  You must've never worked in retail."  THAT'S narrowcasting right there.  If you've worked a dead-end office job, you'll love"Office Space?"   Fuck you.  "Quotable" comedies can fuck right off.   



    Oh Jesus Christ The Walking Dead.  I like the show but holy fuck the gun shit is terrible.  EVA just beat me to it but yeah, you have people hitting:


    1. Perfect headshots
    2. While running
    3. One handed
    4. With no previous training before the zombie apocalypse started


    Any one of those is difficult.  Add up all four?  Yeah...

  3. Speaking of hating Internet fans (which I differentiate from smarks), a few posts ago someone killed Kevin Dunn. These Internet turds don't even know what Kevin Dunn does or what crappy angles he was involved in, yet because they read a third hand account of an interview with a disgruntled former employee or some alleged backstage heat, it becomes neckbeard gospel. Here are the only known facts on Dunn...he has been the Producer of the most successful era of TV and PPV programming, and is richer than us as a result. Stop it.


    Oh please.  I'm the one who mentioned Kevin Dunn.  All we know about anything is second and third hand because none of us in the business so come off your "I'm better than you smart marks" high horse.  You're here posting, so you're no better than anyone and stupid posts like this one won't change that.  How do you feel about Vince Russo?  All we know about him, truly, is things written about him and mentioned on podcasts, same as Dunn.  But we all take that as gospel.  So what's the difference?  Or do you have zero opinion about anyone in wrestling?  You're ridiculous.  If you're so above this discussion, there's nothing making you read it or respond.

  4. I miss turning on the show and seeing who's wrestling tonight.  Instead, you get a monologue by wrestler A, interrupted by wrestler B, and pretty soon your main event is booked because of their argument.  Well thank god for those guys because apparently there was no main event scheduled before that.


    Wrestling TV writing hasn't changed in 15-20 years.  It's embarrassing.  Kevin Dunn and Vince McMahon both need to just go away and listen to Kid Rock and AC/DC somewhere..

  5. I'm 40 and I grew up on the WWF and NWA, as they were called back in my day when you tied an onion to your belt, as was the style.  Today, I DVR Raw and maybe watch matches or segments that get positive reviews but, more often than not, I just delete it sight unseen.


    The problem is there's so much TV to fill that nothing means anything anymore. 


    When I was young, just getting to see two midcarders wrestle each other on Saturday Night's Main Event was a huge deal and a treat, because you never saw that unless you paid money to do so on PPV or a house show.  Today, every match is done to death on TV and all these guys are so overexposed that there's no reason to care about anything.  Why sit through 3 hours of Raw this week when there's going to be 3 more hours next week and the next, leading up to a 3 hour PPV, when you'll just see permutations of the same guys working each other, with the same style, each week?  And why watch the PPV when you'll get rematches the next week on TV and the next month at the next PPV?


    It's not just recycling the same guys and matches.  It's the booking, too.  There are no consequences to anything.  Cesaro is wrestling Shamus?  Great.  Whoever wins will not move up the card and next month both will be the same spot so who cares?


    Say what you want about indies but PWG is pretty much all I watch with any regularity.  They're once a month (if that) so every show is special.  Wrestlers have distinct and different styles, and the commentary, while funny at times, doesn't make a mockery of anything.  And their titles are booked as meaningful.


    I'm hoping the lack of competition and the lessened need to "sell PPVs" because of the network will cause WWE to dial it back a notch.  There's no need to burn through big matches on TV anymore.  They could use PPVs in a more innovative way now since there are no worries over "buyrate."  Shit, do old school KotR and Survivor Series.  Sorry, I'm going off on a tangent.  I'll just say that, as an older dude, I don't enjoy WWE because nothing they do means anything.

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  6. perhaps the first Ultimate Warrior was the result of Fritz Von Erich's work with the students of Wernher Von Braun to create a clone of his son Kerry in order to create more Von Erichs. Then Fritz got cheap, Warrior was released without mentioning him as a Von Erich, and the Von Erichs just bought Lance Von Erich instead.


    I forgot about Fritz's Nazi connections.  Clearly the Ultimate Warrior Program was part of Operation Paperclip.

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    What are the meta materials?  I found Prometheus to be a disjointed mess indicative of excessinve studio meddling.  From what I heard, the studio told Scott to leave out a lot of the stuff that tied it to the Alien franchise because they wanted it to be more standalone, which really ruined it.


    I still need to read the original script ("Alien: Engineers") to see how much better it should have been. 


    Nope, Scott brought Lindeloff in and it was his idea to leave a lot of the stuff that tied it to the Alien franchise so it would be more standalone. Hence why he took the majority of the heat for its poor showing and lack of exposition and why Scott didn't want to bring him back.


    It's hard to say The Alien Engineers script is better than Prometheus the film but it definitely had the things we wanted/expected from Prometheus



    So it was Lindelof and not the studio?  Somehow that makes it worse!  :D

  8. What are the meta materials?  I found Prometheus to be a disjointed mess indicative of excessive studio meddling.  From what I heard, the studio told Scott to leave out a lot of the stuff that tied it to the Alien franchise because they wanted it to be more standalone, which really ruined it.


    I still need to read the original script ("Alien: Engineers") to see how much better it should have been. 

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  9. Rough debut episode of season 3 of Nashville last night. Reading other boards it seems pretty universal that it was one of the worst episodes they have done. Main storylines are just way too overdramatic & IF they are realistic, the characters continue to make stupid decisions & they seem to be writing things in the opposite direction of how viewers want things to go, in the name of "drama". Some of the side characters were used for comic relief rather than progressing their storyline which seemed quite unwelcome. Amazingly the most interesting & realistic storyline they have going is the one with the gay singer coming out to his wife & their struggles. One that ironically would have been a huge turn-off to me normally if it had been a focus of the show from the start. It seems the longer this series goes I'm more interested in the aesthetics & premise behind the show than any of the storylines or character development.


    Oof.  This show is a guilty pleasure of mine.  It's on the DVR for tonight but man, that sounds bad. 


    Is the main character supposed to be the most unlikable person on the show, by the way?

  10. Disliking it is fine.  "It's not a Hulk movie" is baffling.  If technobabble exposition is the best you have...


    Seriously, even the fucking Hulk Dogs come straight out of a story from the comics.  Ditto for the daddy issues.  It's edited in a way specifically meant to mimic reading a comic book.  For all the changes to Hulk's origin, it still comes down to Bruce saving someone else and thus being hit with the gamma radiation (as opposed to the tv show/Norton disaster...)  The psychology elements come straight from Byrne and PAD's runs on the book...


    It was a joke.  It was based on "don't make a Batman movie, make a Tim Burton movie."  It was meant to be funny, not personally assail your enjoyment of the film or malign your tastes.  Lighten up.  No insult was intended.


    How about this?  It wasn't fun.  Shouldn't super hero movies be fun?


    Nobody goes to see a superhero movie because they want a depressing two hour meditation on daddy issues. 


    You can pick elements and defend Lee by saying "it was from the comic!" but Hulk has been around since 1962 and has a long history, from which Lee cherrypicked the elements that appealed to his sensibilities as a filmmaker.  It just so happened that the things that appealed to him did not make for an enjoyable comic movie.  Is it "a Hulk movie" because it contains elements from the character's 40 year history?  That's for fans of the character to judge, I suppose.  But it wasn't good as a superhero film.


    It was an Ang Lee movie first and a Hulk movie second.  Imagine a Quentin Tarantino  Hulk film with lots of bad language, pages-long discussions of pop culture, and gratuitous shots of feet.  But Quentin would still put in stuff from the comics.  Would you be okay with that?


    Ang Lee picked the subject matter that he was interested in and made a dull, maudlin movie around it.  I liked The Ice Storm but I don't want to see that kind of thing in a movie about a giant green super hero.

  11. Burton really Burton'd it up with Batman 2, including making Penguin a deformed emo goth with a sad backstory.  Also, real life penguins with missile backpacks, a goofy gang of circus freaks and Catwoman being brought back to life via cat licks.  This movie had more in common with the Schumacher Batman films than Burton fans would like to admit.

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