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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    I hated Lucky Number Slevin...like openly flicking off the screen in the theater hated it.
    Knocked Up.

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    And of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Knocked Up.

    Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    And of course.
    Yeah but everyone knows you have no taste Bachelor Boy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    Yeah but everyone knows you have no taste Bachelor Boy
    I was going to say The Bachelor is not even the worst show I watch but... nah, you're right.

    Should be starting soon, BTW, in case you want to get on the bus.
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    Well, Star Wars fans can breathe easy... Early reviews I've seen are fairly strong for Rouge One.

    Just hoping that this doesn't increase ticket sales to some ungodly number this weekend. My local theatre went assigned seating for everything that isn't IMAX over the Summer. Thur/Fri/Primetime Sat. shows are already down to seats up front and singles on the sides. My Dad seems like he wants to go but won't commit for whatever reason, so this could get dicey. Since he's a 1 movie/year person, I think all the hoopla has him spooked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceBoarder View Post
    Well, Star Wars fans can breathe easy... Early reviews I've seen are fairly strong for Rouge One.

    Just hoping that this doesn't increase ticket sales to some ungodly number this weekend. My local theatre went assigned seating for everything that isn't IMAX over the Summer. Thur/Fri/Primetime Sat. shows are already down to seats up front and singles on the sides. My Dad seems like he wants to go but won't commit for whatever reason, so this could get dicey. Since he's a 1 movie/year person, I think all the hoopla has him spooked.
    What I like about one of the special effects they used for the droid featured in the commercials is that they actually had the actor, Alan Tudyk, standing on stilts in a motion capture suit so that when he exchanged lines with the cast, they'd have an actual visual point of reference to what was happening and could look the droid in the eyes rather than what most movies do for CGI characters.

    Also, since I have to work on Thursday evening for an app install, and then be available Friday for support reasons, I bought tickets last week to Tuesday's show @ 7:00PM. The theater uses assigned seating, and my ticket is in the very back row right next to the projector due to availability. And I think that'll work out just fine since the reels won't be clacking away and I'll still be centered in relation to the screen, the theater's giant screen. Also, Tuesdays are $5 for all seats, so that was a bonus too.
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    Even if the movie sucks...there was a zero percent chance the movie would get bad reviews. Christ Episode 2 got a 65% on RT.

    I have my tickets for Friday and just like with anything else I wont read a thing until after I see it cause movie critics suck at life
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    Even if the movie sucks...there was a zero percent chance the movie would get bad reviews. Christ Episode 2 got a 65% on RT.

    I have my tickets for Friday and just like with anything else I wont read a thing until after I see it cause movie critics suck at life
    Episode 1 has a 55%, which is 53 points too high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Episode 1 has a 55%, which is 53 points too high.
    If Lucas went back (like he did with the Originals) and only changed it so Jar Jar accidentally got mauled in an end credits scene (then in Episode 2 they kill him again just cause) I would rate that the 3rd best SW film out of principle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    Even if the movie sucks...there was a zero percent chance the movie would get bad reviews.
    About that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    The premise sounds intriguing enough (albeit partially ripped off from the end of a classic Ray Bradbury short story) that I'm willing to overlook some snooty old crank's opinion of the execution for the time being, and see it for myself. Just the fact that it's a standalone story should help, I think. If I hate it, then I don't have to worry about any continuity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Well there is always a few

    BTW still not reading any reviews...even from geeks I know. I watched all of 1 trailer and stopped reading any BTS stuff when people started worrying that Disney was interfering too much with the script. (the reshoot BS) I am not a big fan of the Star Wars Extended Universe idea anyways but if I am going to be able to judge it I need to go in cold. Every time I enjoy one movie I will then give the next one a chance. I enjoyed Force Awakens a lot (though less as time has gone on) so Rogue One gets a shot. (as does Episode 8) If Rogue One is good then I might give chances to the other extraneous movies coming out that I dont care about like The Young Han Solo Chronicles and Boba Fett's Wild Ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    Well there is always a few

    BTW still not reading any reviews...even from geeks I know. I watched all of 1 trailer and stopped reading any BTS stuff when people started worrying that Disney was interfering too much with the script. (the reshoot BS) I am not a big fan of the Star Wars Extended Universe idea anyways but if I am going to be able to judge it I need to go in cold. Every time I enjoy one movie I will then give the next one a chance. I enjoyed Force Awakens a lot (though less as time has gone on) so Rogue One gets a shot. (as does Episode 8) If Rogue One is good then I might give chances to the other extraneous movies coming out that I dont care about like The Young Han Solo Chronicles and Boba Fett's Wild Ride
    The Nerdist's facebook page statest that they have a spoiler-free review. I've not read it, don't know if I will. It's not like we don't know the general plot outline, but I don't want specs to the story either.
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    The Good Neighbor:

    A couple of HS kids create the illusion that their grumpy old neighbor's house is haunted, using top of the line surveillance technology, and filming everything. But, of course, things don't go as planned.

    Pretty decent suspense movie, I give it more points given it being a "live footage" style of filming (Blair Witch, Paranormal Activity, etc). The ending, the VERY ending....it's a little disturbing, if I'm reading it right. (hidden below). Worth a watch.


    During the movie, one of the main characters said he would do just about anything to get 1 million Youtube views. At the end of the movie, after the court case that comes about because of all this, media is in a frenzy at the court, and I swear you see a smirk, and he's HAPPY he's getting this attention. Didn't matter what he did or didn't do (eye of the beholder and all). He's getting his million views
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    http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/how...ote-1790058128

    a review of the New Yorker's review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/how...ote-1790058128

    a review of the New Yorker's review.
    Okay, so it's easy enough to understand what the New Yorker's reviewer wrote, but it may very well be the pompous exercise in writing that I've read since my philosophy course freshman year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/how...ote-1790058128

    a review of the New Yorker's review.
    This Richard Brody, the New Yorker's reviewer, really is a bloviating buffoon. He goes on and on about how most of Hollywood is junk before he ever gets to his list of best movies for 2016. He never really gets to his point, but pens out his mast-rbations for his audience before finally saying what it is he likes. There's a whole paragraph on how the films he considered to be quality got financed this year, as though people other than the hippest of hipsters would ever care, as though complex financing is something new to 2016 movies. Then again, look at the small avatar/portrait image he supplies, and it all falls into place.
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    People who like movies I don't like are clods.

    People who don't like movies I like are snobs.
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    So you dont like a guy, who writes for the New Yorker, because he pontificates? Have you ever actually READ the New Yorker?

    This new trend of people attacking reporters because they dont like the review they gave of a movie (not saying you did that Clown) needs to end and fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    People who like movies I don't like are clods.

    People who don't like movies I like are snobs.
    Not at all. People like what they like, and I don't hold it against them. However, when a person presents his/her choices they way he did, they deserve the ire of every single person who happens across their holier-than-thou cinematic ministrations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Not at all. People like what they like, and I don't hold it against them. However, when a person presents his/her choices they way he did, they deserve the ire of every single person who happens across their holier-than-thou cinematic ministrations.
    So, like Kepler....

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