Page 3 of 16 FirstFirst 12345678910111213 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 311

Thread: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

  1. #41
    Anti-Semantic The Rube's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Chez Rube
    Posts
    117,597

    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time View Post
    I get why people will think it's racist. I'm not usually one to think people need to apologize gor comedy as I believe what is funny is one of the most subjective things there is...but on this I saw a comment saying it's like vocal blackface and I struggle to argue against it.
    I won't see it cause for me...cring worthy things are typically not funny but to each their own.
    Well, whats-his-face (Downey?) did it in Tropic Thunder, in a satirical manner. And then you have the movie White Chicks....

    For me, what makes it funny is that it IS cringe-worthy. It's pushing a boundary.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
    Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

  2. #42
    Kings affiliate
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    St. Cloud, MN
    Posts
    11,614
    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    Well, whats-his-face (Downey?) did it in Tropic Thunder, in a satirical manner. And then you have the movie White Chicks....

    For me, what makes it funny is that it IS cringe-worthy. It's pushing a boundary.
    And I get that...and it is what comedy is supposed to do.
    But I wonder if Tropic Thunder could be made in 2019...much like could Blazing Saddles be made.
    Just on the trailer...i'm seeing a modern Soul Man...and that is not good.
    It was written, directed & produced by the star...

    And like i said...im not normally into the cringe worthy. I did like RDJ in Tropic Thunder but not the movie overall.
    I'll be interested to see the reaction this gets.

  3. #43
    there's a good buck in that racket.
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    oasis in the middle east
    Posts
    42,379
    Quote Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time View Post
    And I get that...and it is what comedy is supposed to do.
    But I wonder if Tropic Thunder could be made in 2019...much like could Blazing Saddles be made.
    Just on the trailer...i'm seeing a modern Soul Man...and that is not good.
    It was written, directed & produced by the star...

    And like i said...im not normally into the cringe worthy. I did like RDJ in Tropic Thunder but not the movie overall.
    I'll be interested to see the reaction this gets.
    Wait, you said rape twice.

  4. #44
    Anti-Semantic The Rube's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Chez Rube
    Posts
    117,597

    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time View Post
    And I get that...and it is what comedy is supposed to do.
    But I wonder if Tropic Thunder could be made in 2019...much like could Blazing Saddles be made.
    Just on the trailer...i'm seeing a modern Soul Man...and that is not good.
    It was written, directed & produced by the star...

    And like i said...im not normally into the cringe worthy. I did like RDJ in Tropic Thunder but not the movie overall.
    I'll be interested to see the reaction this gets.
    I can't stand Tropic Thunder. I understood what it was doing. It will be interesting to see what happens with this.

    Similar vein: could you see Three's Company being re-made, with all the gay jokes? That wouldn't fly, either, IMO.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
    Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

  5. #45
    Technologieberater FadeToBlack&Gold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    An Airport Near You
    Posts
    31,447

    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    I can't stand Tropic Thunder. I understood what it was doing. It will be interesting to see what happens with this.

    Similar vein: could you see Three's Company being re-made, with all the gay jokes? That wouldn't fly, either, IMO.
    Archie Bunker could not be a mainstream TV character today, with his cartoonish sexism and bigotry.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJeNqoGx_t0
    Michigan Tech: "Working with scraps and guys from places so remote that Houghton seems like a metropolis"

  6. #46
    Anti-Semantic The Rube's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Chez Rube
    Posts
    117,597

    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Archie Bunker could not be a mainstream TV character today, with his cartoonish sexism and bigotry.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJeNqoGx_t0
    That's what South Park is for (really, they modeled the show after Archie Bunker, since cartoons can get away with more than live-action).
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
    Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

  7. #47
    Technologieberater FadeToBlack&Gold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    An Airport Near You
    Posts
    31,447

    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    That's what South Park is for (really, they modeled the show after Archie Bunker, since cartoons can get away with more than live-action).
    I don't look at Cartman and think of Archie. I just think of that one "edgy" kid in elementary school who bullied the nerds and probably had a nasty home life.
    Michigan Tech: "Working with scraps and guys from places so remote that Houghton seems like a metropolis"

  8. #48

    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Further on down the road
    Posts
    64,372

    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Wait, you said rape twice.
    Cornell University
    NCAA Champion 1967, 1970
    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019

  9. #49

    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Further on down the road
    Posts
    64,372

    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Personally, I don’t think it’s that bad. Not sure it looks very funny but I think people doth protest too much.
    I'm sure it will be stupid, but not because it's racist but because it will have been released after 1962.
    Cornell University
    NCAA Champion 1967, 1970
    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019

  10. #50
    NPC ScoobyDoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    The 9th Circle
    Posts
    72,754
    The Mummy (1932). Don't remember if I saw it before or not. Fantastic movie. Karloff's best.

  11. #51
    Anti-Semantic The Rube's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Chez Rube
    Posts
    117,597

    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    The Mummy (1932). Don't remember if I saw it before or not. Fantastic movie. Karloff's best.
    The classic "monster movies" are awesome. So underappreciated nowadays.

    And as far as South Park, it's the general nature of the humor. Can you imagine all of that in live-action? The media would have a field day.

    Edit: and Blazing Saddles proves that rape jokes can be funny.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
    Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

  12. #52
    duper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    7,249

    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Lol:
    “Studio exec.: Aright Jim, what is this movie about?
    Jim: Think Mrs Doubtfire but EXTREMELY racist
    Studio exec.: IMMEDIATELY GREEN-LIT”

    Personally, I don’t think it’s that bad. Not sure it looks very funny but I think people doth protest too much.
    I enjoyed this comment:
    He's nailing the voice. He sounds exactly like a middle aged white guy trying to sound like a cliche stereotypical black woman.

  13. #53
    I got nothing Slap Shot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines
    Posts
    30,990

    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    The Mummy (1932). Don't remember if I saw it before or not. Fantastic movie. Karloff's best.
    When I was a kid there a number of things I loved to watch that were way before my time:

    1. Monster movies. Mummy, Frankenstein, Dracula, the Mole... Karloff, Legosi, Chaney, Rains...
    2. Our Gang, The Marx Brothers, A & C, The Three Stooges, The Bowry Boys, Laurel and Hardy...
    3. Tarzan. I think Weissmuller was my favorite
    4. The original Godzilla movies. The very first one is really hard to beat, Destroy All Monsters is one the best from the latter years, Ghidorah might be the best, "vs." from the franchise
    5. Blondie

  14. #54
    there's a good buck in that racket.
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    oasis in the middle east
    Posts
    42,379

    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    When I was a kid there a number of things I loved to watch that were way before my time:

    1. Monster movies. Mummy, Frankenstein, Dracula, the Mole... Karloff, Legosi, Chaney, Rains...
    2. Our Gang, The Marx Brothers, A & C, The Three Stooges, The Bowry Boys, Laurel and Hardy...
    3. Tarzan. I think Weissmuller was my favorite
    4. The original Godzilla movies. The very first one is really hard to beat, Destroy All Monsters is one the best from the latter years, Ghidorah might be the best, "vs." from the franchise
    5. Blondie
    Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind
    a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

  15. #55

    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Further on down the road
    Posts
    64,372

    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    When I was a kid there a number of things I loved to watch that were way before my time:

    1. Monster movies. Mummy, Frankenstein, Dracula, the Mole... Karloff, Legosi, Chaney, Rains...
    2. Our Gang, The Marx Brothers, A & C, The Three Stooges, The Bowry Boys, Laurel and Hardy...
    3. Tarzan. I think Weissmuller was my favorite
    4. The original Godzilla movies. The very first one is really hard to beat, Destroy All Monsters is one the best from the latter years, Ghidorah might be the best, "vs." from the franchise
    5. Blondie
    I never saw Blondie but I watched all of those plus Bugs Bunny and Popeye.

    TCM has been playing Popeyes on Saturday mornings. They are amazing. Really clever and really funny. It's hard to make comedy stand up over time -- almost all the comic radio shows on TCM are so dated they are terrible. The only exception is Jack Benny who, somehow, is timeless.
    Cornell University
    NCAA Champion 1967, 1970
    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019

  16. #56

    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Further on down the road
    Posts
    64,372

    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind
    I have never understood those last words. Thank you.
    Cornell University
    NCAA Champion 1967, 1970
    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019

  17. #57
    Anti-Semantic The Rube's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Chez Rube
    Posts
    117,597

    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

    Aquaman:

    Saw "Justice League" a while ago, and was impressed that they made Aquaman a DGAF Badarse. So, out of curiosity, watched this. The first 30 minutes or so, pretty cool. After that, a moment here and there, but overall what a bloated pile of steaming sh*. Mainly, the movie could have cut a third of the running time and it would be okay. That's just the start.

    If you're all into the comics, go for it. But if you're not, or if you're marginal, don't even bother. A mess of a movie.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
    Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

  18. #58
    War Mongering Conservadem!
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Crystal, MN
    Posts
    40,307

    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

    I wont get into it, but Aquaman the film is zero like Aquaman the comics. Liking it or not liking it has zero to do with liking or not liking comic books. Either you like mindless action movies or you dont. (no judgement either way)

    Aquaman is a late 80s-mid 90s action film nothing more and nothing less. Hell it goes out of its way to point it out throughout the film. The movie is not supposed to be take seriously except to say "holy crap Aquaman just beat the crap out of that guy!"
    "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
    -aparch

    "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
    -INCH

    Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
    -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

  19. #59
    Anti-Semantic The Rube's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Chez Rube
    Posts
    117,597

    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    I wont get into it, but Aquaman the film is zero like Aquaman the comics. Liking it or not liking it has zero to do with liking or not liking comic books. Either you like mindless action movies or you dont. (no judgement either way)

    Aquaman is a late 80s-mid 90s action film nothing more and nothing less. Hell it goes out of its way to point it out throughout the film. The movie is not supposed to be take seriously except to say "holy crap Aquaman just beat the crap out of that guy!"
    I had asked a comic book fan friend of mine about it, and his response was, "They made Aquaman as badarse as he could be." That was truth. They did. However, the multiple montages, the extended battle scenes, etc...those took away from the movie. If it was a 90 minute job, tight editing, I think it would have been awesome. He comes across like a serious/caring Deadpool. *shrug*

    Edit: if you're a comic book person, you'll forgive some stuff, and I understand that. I do the same with mafia movies.
    Last edited by The Rube; 05-12-2019 at 10:37 PM.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
    Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

  20. #60
    I got nothing Slap Shot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines
    Posts
    30,990

    Re: Movie Thread #50: Godzilla gives us permission to nuke our enemies

    It was a boring *** movie.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 5 users browsing this thread. (4 members and 1 guests)

  1. Handyman,
  2. French Rage,
  3. ScoobyDoo

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •