Mike and Jay check out a recent little indie drama (Guardians of the Galaxy) and a sci fi blockbuster (Boyhood).
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The Toad won!
So when’s the next Plinkett review?
Mike and Jay are FRAUDS
A man can dream.
NOT ANYMORE KEUHEUEKHEKUHEKEUHEKUEHEUKEHKEUHEKUHE
Haven’t watched it yet, but cue the “Mike and Jay are Marvel fanboys” comments (replace with “DC fanboys” if they didn’t like GOTG)
Anyway, really impressed by the turnaround, guys (especially after subscribing to previously recorded and witnessing how much time y’all hang out and play video games)
That boy looks like Scarlett Johansson and it’s freaking me out.
Guardians of the galaxy was awesome, IMO. It cut some corners with some character development (telling, not showing) and Ronan was once again a weak vilain, but everything else made up for the flaws, and then some.
Should Chris Pratt take up the Iron Man mantle after RDJ? I sure as hell wouldn’t mind.
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I thought Ronan was a very impressive villain but the thing here is, it’s building up to Avengers 3, with Thanos, so I thought the story telling there with the infinity gem was fantastic, it showed how powerful one was, and made me think, damn, imagine how powerful Thanos will be once he gets a hold of all of them, and made me worry for my heroes, which is fantastic, the movie hasn’t even started and I’m already concerned for them
Thank you… just… thank you so much.
Love the look on Mikes face around the 9 minute mark when Jay starts with “I remember growing up….” HAHAHA Now we know what Mike thinks about Jay and what he learned growing up. Or… not sure but he definitely had an opinion about something. He definitely didn’t want to hear it.
That was fast.
I came out smiling from the theater. I forgot that was a thing!
I frequently laughed out loud, sometimes same as some kids, and sometimes same as their parents, usually all together. I even choked up a bit, but I fought them tears back because I was with a friend and I wouldn’t want to seem like I had a case of the gays.
A friend that is a historian, and is usually ponderous and solemn, and likes his movies to be about social movement and grounded in factual accuracy. A friend who, back home, over some drinks, was telling his girlfriend, with a bit of a knot in his throat, how moving it was the way the tree “the strongest, biggest one in the group” was always looking out for his little raccoon buddy “because he is just like a dog, you could kick him and really hurt him.” And that’s when I knew that this whole wonderfully weird, pan-galactic, sci-fi romp connects with people on a very human level. Ironically. It has a lot of heart for you to care about the fate of what should be the scourge of society: misfits and criminals. What’s not to love about redemption?!
No reaction from Rich about the post credit footage?!
acutally there is a reason for all the mguffins and it will propably pay off in Avengers3
Requires explanation as to why they didn’t start all three movies at the same time…
Mike should have taken a naptime during Boyhood and I would have gladly joined in. I really hate these emotional “on and on” dragging kind of movies. I like when there are emotional moments in movies, or an atmosphere built in that get’s you invested and when you go out from the theater and continue thinking about the characters you know it’s a good movie. I love romance and the romantic telling of war or history and growing up. I really enjoy movies where there is voulnerable people in. But this is just a piece of plastic. Most of the moments feel like commercials and that’s how I see them just as a “fuzzy” emotional high that really has no meaning in real life. It’s clearly made to make people react in a certain way. I don’t usually mind that but this just took a few step over the line and I just feel allergic.
I don’t want to be mean to the people who like this movie but it does not deserve the credit/goodreviews/hype/praise it has got. In a few years no one will remember this movie and hopefully this plastic style of telling a story or as I call it ruining a story wrapped up with manipulative garbage and stupid “perfect scenes”. There is just a… I really don’t like these kinds of movies… I have just had enough of them and feel like a total a**hole for hating them so much. I have become allergic and will have no more. They ruin movies! I really find my self getting angry while just hearing that stupid guitar trailer soundtrack….. oh….. I’ll be on the bridge! Drinking.
Fuck this noisy christmas cartoon after every episode, fuck it!!!
Everytime I just lay in my bed and watch another HITB or TBOTW episode I have to get up after it`s finished to stop that crap :/
Best Monday morning surprise I could have hoped for!
Yea, it’s back to Blip. The player should really randomize clips.
It’s my first time being the firstto comment, be gentle.
As someone who’s familiar with the comics, I’m fine with all of the
MacGuffins in Marvel movies because they’re long-term setups for the
King of the MacGuffins that’ll probably feature in Avengers 3. With a
couple of exceptions (the last act of Cap 1, all of Iron Man 2), I
thought most Marvel Studios films have executed its MCU-building
elements quite well. The idea of a Titan wielding a golden gauntlet
that bestows God-like powers is one hell of a pill to swallow, so if you
have the luxury of easing film-goers into the craziness that is the
Marvel Universe, then more power to them.
Somehow this long-winded screed full of awkward poorly written sentences has actually made me MORE interested in seeing Boyhood than I was before.
Oh, the hate behind your review of Boyhood is gonna be so huge!
I have never been this happy to see the Care Boars. It’s an evergreen classic, don’t you dare criticize it.
Also, thanks for the heads up warning on Boyhood, I actually thought about seeing it, you have just saved me 3 hours of my life that I will now spend doing… important things.
The exact opposite effect. I have failed me for the last time….. I must piunish myself. It was written in a moment of effusive fervor but I recant none of my poorly chosen sentenses. This movie must die, horribly.
It’s great when a web series actually makes you want to buy toys of it. Kids want the Mike toy which you can make drink beer, and then it falls asleep. They also want the Jay toy, which awkwardly jerks into its action pose.
They are also hacks.
Hollywood. Stop feeding us this pigslop!
Pulling this feat, would probably be the greatest achievement in RLM-history.
The post-credits scene in GOFG has interesting implications… maybe we get to see characters like Man-Thing in the MCU someday?
“probably feature in Avengers 3″
Oh, my God… these were fun for a while but… when’re they gonna END?
He did get a mention in the Agents of SHIELD tv show although, as far as I’m aware, the license is with Lionsgate Entertainment.
hopefully never. marvel is building a universe here like it exists in comics for a while now. everything is connected and there are still sooo many stories to be told.
It isn’t mean to think the movie will be forgotten; it most certainly will be remembered for its formal daring and emotional power, regardless of Mike and Jay’s miscalculation.
At the point when they stop making money.
Wait…Guardians of the Galaxy was directed by this guy?http://itsmegodece.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/jame-gumb.jpg
I sure hope I’m the first one to make that joke…
But we have to watch ALL the movies to understand the interconnectedness?
W-what happened to the Sam Raimi Spiderman movies?
Spiderman, X-Men and Fantastic four are not made by marvel and are therefor not a part of the MCU (marvel cinematic universe) and for the others i think they were all pretty much watcheable without any knowledge about the other movies. that said watching them all makes it so much better. but yeah if you want to understand the interconnectedness you have to watch most of them. its kinda in the word
I would like to get through a HITB without hearing the name Joss Whedon. Minus that BEST MONDAY EVER!
From 2017: “Who would’ve thought that The Nova movie was directed by those hacks that did Space Cop? They even featured Rich Evans in it! And it was great!”
How the fuck could you guys not see DAZED AND CONFUSED? I can swallow your negative opinions on BOYHOOD, and I even can deal with you guys not watching the BEFORE trilogy (which owns its genre), but you have not seen DAZED AND CONFUSED? SCHOOL OF ROCK? A SCANNER DARKLY? WHAT IN THE FLYING FUCK? Another great episode by the way…
Hohoho. Guardians uses Vin Diesel just like The Iron Giant does. He never says more than three words at a time. Brilliant.
Did anyone come here to see the BOYHOOD review?
All those movies suck.
I bet you a million bucks and a cameo in SPACE COP that you’ve never seen the BEFORE trilogy…any of them!
That moment when Mike says: “Go see it multiple times!” The little kid in me went “-Yay! o/ :D”
Well, I’m not taking that bet!
Yea. You could be right. But to me it’s so bland and I just can’t stop not being angry at it. The reason I feel like an a**hole is that my rage has gone so far that I get angry if anyone says anything nice about it. I feel like an a**hole for ruining the good movie going experience for other people. I just need a place to be able to hate this crap. You know that ” I see dead people kid”? He’s in Pay it forward and now I can’t watch him in any other movie. I think I need therapy, no one should get this angry over a movie.
“By the end of it, you just want to die”-Jay Bauman
Ah, the sweet joy of Brian Butterfield.
The perfect measure of words for him. I like him in most movies but I know how horrible it can get. He ruined parts of Saving private Ryan, I know it’s his first big movie to have a character in but the lack of skill is evident. Keep him restrained Hollywood!
Someone needs to make a chart.
“Okay, son, we’re going to see Thor 17 tomorrow, so study up! Watch Captain American: The Summer Soldier, and Iron Man: Pratt-Rat IN THAT ORDER! Then, watch all five Antman films BACKWARDS, watch the opening and post-credits scenes of The Avengers 4 and watch The Avengers 6 over and over, taking careful notes. Aaaaand we’re OFF TO THE MOVIES!”
Sorry to say, but this wasn’t a very good episode. Both reviews felt very rushed, you were talking over each other, you didn’t look very interested in being there, and there were no segments that added to the ongoing plot, or no skits (and while I know you played this as a joke, it comes across as more of an excuse for not filming those segments than something you actually thought would be entertaining).
well with all the comics marvel is pretty experienced in making stuff with a long history easily accessible for new folk. so im really not worried about that.
It felt kinda rushed. Have to agree.
Mike leaves that there as punishment for watching RLM, its good to show contempt for your audience.
I did. I wish I hadn’t. I respect their opinions though.
I saw an ALF acknowledgement in the credits. Was he somewhere in the background? perhaps in the casino & bar scene prior to them meeting The Collector?
The only way in which Ronan was weak for me was that he wasn’t in the movie more. Lee Pace did an awesome job and he felt legitimately intimidating.
Hot damn! Blip is back! And the Care Boars played right after the episode! The glitch where Blip was choosing random episodes has been corrected. Oh, thank you, I guess.
/kicks an empty can
Because they were supposed to?
“By the end of it – you just wanna die!” Great tagline!
Crap.. son of pluto beat me to it..
I love how you brought up all the maguffins. Because the larger plot is Thanos will gather gather all these maguffins in a glove and rule the universe. Maguffins for the win!
I liked the episode, but I see where you’re coming from.
Guardians fucking ruled. Obviously it wasn’t perfect, but it had so much heart, so much visual creativity and such great performances that I just do not give a fuck. Congrats to Marvel for taking a chance with a B-team franchise and a B-list director. It’s funny, the only really HUGE hollywood names (Cooper and Diesel) were playing oddball animated characters, and I’ll be damned if they didn’t steal the show. I was expecting Bradley Cooper to kinda phone it in, but he kicked ass as a crazy and grumpy animated Racoon. Like, holy shit, this movie has such a weird cast of characters and is still doing pretty damn well at the box office.
My only problem with the review is that it was a little short, GOTG was a 2 hour movie and I feel like there was a lot of meat to talk about compared to maybe Cap 2 which you had a full spoiler discussion on. I’m assuming it was due to time constraints from working on a bunch of other stuff, so I’m not gonna complain – I just wish there had been a little more, considering the movie definitely deserves it.
The CGI in Boyhood was great. I really believed that boy grew up right before my eyes.
See, THAT’S the reason why I’m so “stop-and-start” with reading DC comic books– you already need to know so much about the comics’ ridiculous history ahead of time.
If Marvel can be more accessible, then more power to them.
You fucking hack frauds, I watch your shitty reviews for the story lines and you don’t deliver. Fuck you Mike and Jay, where’s the new Plinkett Star Wars review???
So you’re saying this episode seemed rushed and not thought out, that’s probably because it was rushed and not thought out.
Fun fact: He says those three words in various different languages, too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsCJ0JH_XrU
honestly im not that into DC stuff, i only read the Scott Snyder batman run. but the 1 big thing marvel does to help with that is recap pages. i really miss them in DC books.
I thought you were writing a review of “Police Academy 6: City Under Siege”. This was about “Boyhood”? Then yeah it was a piece of shit.
I’m glad it was rushed cause these movies are still fresh, I was on the fence, now I’m not. I know I’m definitely not paying money to see Boyhood.
It has Ethan Hawke, and we don’t like him. I’m not sure who I’m speaking for here.
Let me guess, they’re all combined to make an even bigger mcguffin.
How much of the video did you watch before turning it off? If you watched the whole thing then shut the fuck up and take what you’re given. Or go make your own reviews
Because they would be called dumb, popcorn eating cows if they didn’t like it. It’s part of the reason why arthouse films are a niche. Arthouse patrons.
You know it’s a pretentious art film when you see white lettered reviews in the trailer.
This would never happen, George is used to looking at two screens at once.
Up your ass.
New Linklater? Awesome! I’m gonna watch it ASAP. Also another retarded comic book cartoon…after HitB recommended me that crap “Avengers”, I think I’ll pass.
Anything’s possible with CGI
Thanks for getting my opinions out to me so quickly, I’m lost without you two.
There’s a long-running UK documentary called the ‘Up Series’ that started filming in 1964: In the original episode a handful of seven-year old children were interviewed about their lives. They’ve been revisited by the documentary makers every seven years since then. ’56up’ was broadcast in 2012 with most of the original participants still involved. Taken as a whole the series is both interesting and, at times, moving.
If you are going to make a film like this where you focus in real time on the life of a boy as he grows into a rudderless young adult then (privacy issues aside) there will always be more drama and poignancy in doing it as a documentary, as opposed to staging a contrived facsimile of reality which alternates between wilful banality and emotional button pushing.
I should come out here and state that I am not a fan of Richard Linklater. From my perspective what he produces never lives up to his concept. His ‘Before’ movies, for example, sound great in theory where as the reality (I saw the most recent one on a flight to New York) make me wish that our sun would explode. If Richard Linklater was the villain in an episode of the 1960s Batman TV show he would be referred to by the pointy-eared hero as the ‘Baron of Banality’. Also I do not approve of his surname.
Boyhood’s three hour-long running time means that its closest cinematic comparison is going to be one of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies. When the former is available on DVD it would be an interesting exercise to watch it side-buy-side with ‘The Fellowship of the Ring, if only to witness first-hand how the mundane occurrences in Mason’s slow but inevitable metamorphosis from fresh-faced boy to teenage douchebag measures up against the progress of the brave, put-upon hobbits, as they evade Nazguls and roving bands of orcs on their long journey to Mordor.
Boyhood strikes me as the kind of film that would have bored me rigid 15 years ago but that I would have claimed to like in the hope that my approval would portray me as the type of deep and soulful individual who girls want to have sex with. It’s the kind of film that puts itself on a pedestal; whose ambitions place it above criticism as if it wants to be judged by what it has set out to do, as opposed to the end result.
Now that not caring is my default operating state I am happy to sling mud and faeces at it.
Because Jay and the other guy are too stupid for films that aren’t blockbusters or B-movies.
They say it’s transporting, soulful,beautiful, dazzling, astonishing, extraordinary,exhilarating, spellbinding, perfect and sucked so hard(?) all at the same time.
Linklater, I’d rather Linknever… tss…
It didn’t bother me.
I love me some artsy movies, but this just seemed so navel gazing, and tortuous, I never really had any interest. Plus Linklater is a hack who stole this idea from that fraud Malick, and his awful bomb Tree of Life (let’s rile up the “Mike and Jay are flyover cows” crowd)
“Boyhood sucked so hard.” – Mike RLM
Pretty sure you have to enable your sarcasm font, especially on Monday.
I’d fuck him.
Mike talking about how he wanted more melodrama, or anything reminded me of that scene with Brian Cox as screenwriter Robert McKee in Adaptation:
“Nothing happens in the world? Are you out of your fucking mind? People are murdered every day. There’s genocide, war, corruption. Every fucking day, somewhere in the world, somebody sacrifices his life to save someone else. Every fucking day, someone, somewhere takes a conscious decision to destroy someone else. People find love, people lose it. For Christ’s sake, a child watches her mother beaten to death on the steps of a church. Someone goes hungry. Somebody else betrays his best friend for a woman. If you can’t find that stuff in life, then you, my friend, don’t know crap about life! And why the FUCK are you wasting my two precious hours with your movie? I don’t have any use for it! I don’t have any bloody use for it!”
The dialogue was the only thing holding this movie back from being truly great. They break the show don’t tell rule over and over by having characters explain their problems instead of just having them. All 5 characters have their mental breakdown within the same 5 minute period which I actually laughed out loud at. Also FUCK HOWARD THE DUCK FUCK YOU DIE IN A FIRE WHY WOULD YOU SHOVE THAT SHIT IN HERE…. Anyways it was a fun movie and p good
Jay definitely would’ve liked Boyhood more if it focused on Patricia Arquette aging because then it would’ve been a horror film.
There is no way to know if you’re talking about Boyhood or Guardians.
Isn’t MTV doing the Boyhood concept only with teen moms?
I think you’re the only one to have Jame Gumb on the brain 24/7.
I’d rather watch lost and delirious than dazed and confused. In fact I fucking loved that movie, and I don’t know why.
Why are you alternately shouting and speaking normal to me?
I will gladly sacrifice skits, if it means we get a fresh review right after the movie comes out. They usually wait for a while before they review a movie, so I’m really glad they did this one so soon after the opening. It may help people who were on the fence. Guardians deserve to get all the money.
Well,as long as there is a chair and some coffee, I’m sure George will be down.
Sorry, but the maguffins are NECESSARY to the plot. In the comics, the guardians only got together to protect that orb, and the main plot for the entire marvel universe they are creating is that Thanos is the most powerfull being in the universe and he is gathering all this maguffins in the marvel movies(we’ve seen 4 of them already)
They need to set this for avengers 3 so everyone can understand the badness that those relics could do in one person hand
Here’s the problem though, how many of those stories are just the same story told over and over again? We’ve seen so far that they all have an over-reliance on MacGuffins and simple “good guy vs bad guy” conflicts, and that’s not really going to change with more movies.
speaking of macguffins in sci-fi films, I heard that Marvel is setting up the plot for their Phase 3 movies with macguffins like the tesseract and the aether and the orb from guardians of the galaxy… supposedly, there are going to be 3 more “things” in future movies and eventually all 6 will be revealed as the Infinity Gems that Thanos will use to make his Infinity Gauntlet.
The premise of Boyhood might work better if it was about an inner city (and by that, I mean a Black of Hispanic) kid growing up. The environment just generates conflict, which a story needs to be interesting. Or, if the kid was autistic?
How much conflict can you really get out of a middle class White boy who grows up to be a photographer? What might be more interesting is the reaction movie of a poor kid who watches Boyhood.
Double cliffhanger in a house that hangs on a cliff. Fuck you, Jay and Mike. Shove your Mystery Boxes up your asses! Nice reviews though.
The player should stop playing after the video and merely suggest the latest episode of care boars.
I did. I’d seen the film 2 weekends ago.
Kinda surprised they didn’t make a single mention of Howard the Duck.
It puts the lotion on it’s skin, it does this whenever it’s told.
you think comic books nerds care?
Here’s the thing for me about Boyhood. I went to see it with some friends with the idea going in we were watching a sort of documentary on the American boy. I wasn’t expecting plot or stellar acting. So I’m fine with Mike’s issues with it, because I really can’t recommend the film as a movie. It’s an oddity, however I wasn’t bored as I watched it and we had a good discussion afterwards. If it’s meant to represent how most people haven’t had anything craaazy happen as they grew up and its to show how the people we consider “young adults” got to where they are today then I can respect the film for that.
I thought it was ok as a documentary but not as a movie.
You mean “Hoop Dreams”?
I have the same problem but, let’s be honest here. We all love and hold dear, that noisy christmas cartoon. It’s just that we cannot explain that weird shit to our roommates.
I once accidentally fell asleep and few hours later awoke half way into:
Not only did I not know what had played before that. How can I explain playing this song over and over and over and ..
And here we have the common troll who’s watching his first RLM feature. Watch as he is eviscerated by the RLM combox faithful who know the foolishness of his comments.
Its good go see it. end of review.
Not a single moment of pretension in Boyhood.
You saw it here first: They’re saving it for… wait for it…
Mr. Plinkett reviews Howard the Duck
And then, when we get that movie about the poor inner-city child, we can get a reaction movie of a poorer kid from Bangladesh.
And it just becomes an endless succession of “check your privilege” from there.
no one gives a fuck.
Its not about conflict. Think of the film more as a documentary and it will make more sense. The white kid is still the majority. If the point of the film is to see how the demographic that is still the majority got to where they are then you might see the film in a diff light. It still sucks as a movie, which is why I wouldn’t recommend it, but as cultural criticism that’s something else.
This thread is now for posting links having to do with Nic Cage.
At 3:59, Jay farted. You can see the dust dispersing behind his chair.
Jay farts dust?
just look at all these sheeple! they will never experience true intellectual enlightenment unlike the people who’s opinions always align with RLM without even seeing the movie in question!
Sure, why not.
I don’t need a three-hour-long docudrama to tell me that spoiled white suburban kids with no talent grow up to be boring assholes.
It’s gonna be great.
They probably didn’t watch it.
can you call it a…
“True dat!” — Richard Linklater, in touch with the kids and their hippidy-hop slang and such.
I’m a little disappointed they didn’t add “By the end of it, you wish you could just die” to the trailer.
Then just watch that one season of The Wire instead.
“True dat!” — Richard Linklater, up-to-date dialogue writer
Ron Howard the Duck?
I have something for Jay to see grow before his eyes!
Gotta love that end pose, though
Yeah, you tell ’em asking for a story to be driven by anything but a “space maguffin” is just being obtuse and unreasonable. Smart you.
Oh, no reason, just asking…
A severe lack of shout outs to MST3K in this epizode.
The probably caught an early screening without the extra scene. My guess.
As far as I know, Jay farts unicorns and rainbows
It would really depend on the inner-city black child. A lot of them I know, while they do have struggles in their lives, just spend all day playing video games like any other boring asshole.
If the rich, white, suburban kid actually did something noteworthy in this movie, then it wouldn’t really matter that he’s from a group of privilege because an actual story would have been told. But… instead NOTHING happened.
It’s a documentary that has no aim to change an injustice or learning about the human condition though. Even documentaries have some kind of conflict going on in them, whether it’s between Star Wars fans and George Lucas, or poor people and McDonalds. Those documentaries are interesting because what’s being covered is not vapid and pointless.,
Why a duck?
I unfriend you.
That’s definitely true. It’s just that at the project’s outset, they had to look at the odds for conflict for this child, and while it is technically possible for a rich, White boy to have adversity, it’s statistically less likely than a poor, Black child.
OMG, that movie would be hilarious because it’s both racist towards Black people and shows just how much Americans in general take for granted.
Even without using the same actor, Boyhood still would have been good.
It was a pretty realistic portrayal of a boy growing up in 00s suburbia
in Texas. It resonated with everyone I saw it with and was thoroughly
entertaining. It’s understandable why some people would find it boring
as hell though.
Fun fact about all the Marvel MacGuffins:
They’re pretty much all these things called “Infinity Stones”, which are all mystical artifacts or something, which is why each movie has a MacGuffin.
Wait, didn’t people already review both Boyhood and Guardians of the Galaxy?
I expect a full list of everybody that has ever reviewed either movie to both be included in this video AND personally mailed to me.
Why, did Howard the Duck review Guardians first?
They already called this movie’s Macguffin an infinity gem, and had an image of the tesseract in the background when they were talking about how there were six of them. It’s a hell of a long setup they’ve got going for Avengers 3.
Fun fact? More like
Why is this video only 25.43 minutes!?
When I watch a RLM video I expect every one to be at least an hour long! Ideally it should be a 3 hour Special Edition edition with a CGI Mr Plinkett in the background, but I’m not unreasonable, I can settle for the measly hour, but not a fucking minute less… You got it? Fucking hacks!
These 24 minutes are just unacceptable and you shame George Lucas with the lack of CGI in your shows.
Get this fixed for next time or you can consider yourselves unsubscribed, defriended, unfollowed and all other such shite!
Meh. I just shrugged.
I friended you just so I could unfriend you!
So I feel like I’ve seen a lot of reviews of Boyhood from people who haven’t been able to really articulate why they liked it so much. This is why I liked it so much though.
For me, the biggest reason I enjoyed Boyhood was that its plot didn’t focus on the cliched, typical coming of age movie moments like the first kiss, first time having sex, first beer or whatever. Nothing in Boyhood felt contrived to me. Every plot point felt like it could actually happen and I felt like in many cases, it reflected my life and the lives of other people I know who saw it, regardless of their background. Everyone in the film felt like real people with real, understandable emotions. Some people don’t like when there’s not a lot of conflict in a movie like Mike, but for me, a lot of the conflict felt internal except for the one moment in the movie at the end that really externalized a lot of that internal conflict that’s probably my favorite scene.
When the mother and the now adult boy are getting ready for college and the mother breaks down and cries and says something along the lines of “This is it. All these years of raising you and your sister are over. I feel like there’s nothing left in my life except to die now.” That bonding moment those two share over how fast everything has happened is the climax of the film and the culmination of watching these actors grow up over the course of 12 years. It’s such a simple but devastatingly emotional scene that I think everyone as they grow older can relate to.
And on a technical level, Boyhood is a beautifully shot film. There’s simple things like a conversation between the main character and a friend that’s one long shot as they walk down an alley or beautiful shots capturing the Texas landscape or really great framing of family dinner scenes that capture the simple intimacy or distance they can have.
I can understand why some people didn’t like it though. It definitely could have been a little bit shorter for sure but for me, I just really loved this movie and I hope people see it before they make their own judgments about it.
I am currently checking all the other comments … on the internet.
Nope, sorry, seems like MST3K beat you to it. You must stop commenting.
The very first thing I thought of when I got to the end credits scene of Guardians of the Galaxy [ … spoilers?] is the ending of the Rocobop 2014 review.
That sounds great.
You forgot the gem inside of Loki’s scepter. 2 to go…
Mike mispronouncing “guardians” brought warm Plinkett feelings to my heart.
When I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy, there was a crying baby in attendance.
I somewhat wish post-birth abortions were legal just for the moment so I could either persuade her to snap its neck or I could go up and push in its soft spot.
Of course he forgot about that one. It was a bit Loki …
Maybe his mom did the Dance of Birth and messed him up.
Wow. Not only does Lucas go back and CGI things into his own creations but he does back and CGIs himself into OTHER people’s creations.
He’s definitely gone too far in a few places.
You’re so Six
I like how you posted that scene as a sort of commentary on what screnwriting should be even though in the context of the full movie, that’s the point where Charlie Kaufman (Cage’s character) decides to become a hack screenwriter and turn the poignant story of the Orchid Thief into a shitty souless Hollywood throwaway thriller complete with a shootout at the end.
With Boyhood, I have to admit, I feel like with a lot of people there’s usually an event or series of events that kind of changes you forever and it usually hits sometime in teenage years. It doesn’t have to be a negative event but it could be. And what Mike was talking about with the melodrama, having at least one moment like that could work pretty well for the idea of a film like this. It should have been about how being a little kid there’s an innocence and inconsequential nature to it, and as you get older things change and things happen and you grow to be a different person while still being the same in a lot of ways, and you look back and notice that there were all of the workings of who you are now in who you were as a kid. I haven’t seen Boyhood but there’s so many possible ways to make this film amazing that they probably didn’t do in the film to the point that seeing it would make it infinitely disappointing.
I can’t confirm if the baby was male or not, but either way she probably should have restrained from oxygenating her wombspace.
Except every single time pseudo-intellectual fluffy chin Mason opened his fucking mouth.
That’s kind of true but kind of not. You’re right that this is the point he turns the movie over to ‘Donald’ to finish the story, but in the greater context of the movie, the movie up to that point is a complete failure as an adaptation or ‘poignant story of the Orchid Thief’ because Kaufman is so far into his own head, and has so much disdain for ‘Hollywood writing’ that he cannot make it into a film. Adaptation is just as much Kaufman being critical of himself and his disdain for cliche writing tropes as it is a criticism of hackneyed hollywood screenwriting
As for Guardians of the Galaxy, I was in LA for the Angry Video Game Nerd premiere and it happened to be the day that Guardians of the Galaxy was premiering, within 5 minutes of walking distance. That was the first time I had heard of the movie. Does that make me sheltered? Probably. Although I did spend time outside so I might be ahead of a good amount of users on here.
Mark’s acting like a dick again. Is that just how these shows are going to be now? It’s not as fun as before. Maybe he’s taking adderall or something? I used to get twitchy and pissy too when I was on adderall back in the day.
I knew they would get Zoe to be green. She was great as that sexy Smurfette.
…You mean Mike?
Wheres the Lucy review? I want a good laugh
see last BotW talkback for frame of reference.
went to check rottentomatoes to see where Boyhood is at…holy shit 99% positive with a 9.4 average? But I trust you guys so won’t check it out until it’s on netflix
I think.you’ve hit on why I am not keen on this film.
The mother’s dialogue when her boy is preparing to go to college jars because it feels too much like exposition and signposting. I know, obviously, that not all families are alike, but in my family and in the families of many of my friends this is exactly the kind of sentiment that might be felt or thought but would be left unsaid. Real life is full of things like that, that are never said out loud.
Boyhood grounds itself in realism but it doesn’t feel realistic. I ended up recoiling from some of the dialogue because it comes across as staged. I don’t mind having my buttons pushed – it’s why I go to the cinema – but as soon as I’m aware it’s happening my suspension of disbelief goes and I lose interest.
They didnt like Boyhood?Im surprised since it had a 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. Also from the trailers I thought this was an actual documentary following a real kids life not scripted garbage.
I predict that the infinity gauntlet will inspire a new generation of slash fiction writers.
After staring at it for what seems like an eternity, I have come to the conclusion that the title card (or whatever you call the still that appears on Blip videos before you press play) for this episode is designed to drive me (moar) insane.
That roguish pose, those soul-piercing eyes, the devil-may-care attitude…
Forget about Boyhood, Jay is giving me Manwood!
Yeah, but even with that in mind, the point he makes isn’t that movies HAVE to have a clearly defined and escalating conflict in order to work dramatically. To say that Linklater’s arthouse-y films don’t work because they don’t follow traditional Hollywood story arcs is some ignant shit.
I’d hit it.
One thing’s for sure — When Mike finally becomes a bigshot Hollywood director, he’s not gonna forget his roots.
This week on Half in the Bag, Jay gets payback after Mike got him to shut up about Community some months ago.
I haven’t seen Boyhood, but what you talked about reminds me of another movie – The Squid And The Whale. another critically praised indie movie about family that’s a pretentious poorly written, arbitrary piece of shit.
Ya did it.
Mike’s nap time is top priority. Check your facts.
Thank goodness for red arrows.
Dioxis? Is it a contradiction if you smell the deadly green gas? Maybe it’s just sea fog. But then why the pipe? Post all theories here on what you think the green gas is.
I want to wait and see it again next week just to try and keep TMNT out of the top spot.
The Care Boars are back!!!!
They have slots out ’til 2019, and plans (vague) til 2028.
I’m not sure what that acronym stands for.
You’re making me feel uncomfortable.
Please never reply to one of my comments again, you rapist.
You have Groot as a small dancing plant?
You’d be surprised.
Your username sounds so much like a Monty Python character.
Best show ever . . .
It’s a McGuffin.
Sometimes you just want to go up to a new mom with a baby in public and say “The umbilical cord was cut for a reason. Pay for a damn babysitter.”
it’s fart gas.
If you’re asking why a duck as the end credit, my only guess is that Howard the Duck had the same release date as GotG, and he wanted to pay his respects that way.
I’m more curious as to why it’s nighttime out the window and daytime where the pipe is. And why it turns the back of their necks green. And also if Mystery Chemistry Communications 5J breathed the gas first.
Are you talking about lost the tv show and delirious with John Candy? DAZED AND CONFUSED is as iconic as teen/coming-of-age movies get; hell, I think it’s even better than George Lucas’ AMERICAN GRAFFITTI, even if they have a similar template. Something tells me I will not like BOYHOOD…Mike’s frustration with it seems palpable for some reason; perhaps it was simply the “risk” which drew it much attention, I dunno…
It’s the Showbiz Pizza Bear, back for revenge.
GETAWAY blew big time, but it wasn’t Hawke’s fault. Still, come on…TRAINING DAY, REALITY BITES, DEAD POETS SOCIETY, GATTACA? Mike & Jay even liked him in SINISTER, as he played a great asshole there!
Of course you’d reply with a video showcasing some flashy metal vibrator looking device and an old pervert cackling and saying ‘good’.
Whatever happened to RLM being a safe space?
Mike’s just turning into Harrison Ford. Grumpy Harrison Ford.
See my later post about wood
i think it’s an ALF sticker on his wall-mounted tape deck.
Oh, that was just a Richism for ‘slave place’
Get back to your room, 603-Idiot.
Wait, Mike is going to rip off Martin Handford, the creator of Where’s Waldo/Wally?
He should either mention Martin Handford or never place Easter Eggs in his films.
I may just frame this on my wall.
I just love saying that.
That kid totally watches Mystery Science Theater.
its from arrested development
I may just frame you for infanticide
Not bad, Palpy
Go to 15:55 for sassy Jay getting revenge on Mike.
Did you read that, omitted?
It was a good callback.
Thanks for validating my thoughts on Boyhood YOU FUCKING ASSHOLES!!!!!!!!!!
What DC stuff are you trying to read?
The eyeball joke’s my favorite part, that and the music selections near the end. Otherwise, it’s weird, because the more critical side of me, that pays attention to plotting, doesn’t (and didn’t while watching) like the movie, but another side of me simply had so much fun that I don’t care if the plot and structure wasn’t good, I walked out the theater happy. I’ve never experienced this.
Oh and yeah, the kids in the theater seemed to love the movie, you usually don’t hear them constantly giggling in most supehero movies, not even in Avengers. That’s a great thing since, you know, superheroes are meant for children.
It’s the kid from Thunderpants fart gas.
Unless she edited her comment after you wrote that, Mike is the very first thing she typed.
The very fist thing? You’re gonna get omitted worked up again.
Tis the natural evolution.
I can relate to this so hard.
Life’s moments are way more profound in the moment. The movie could of really used a scene with the kid’s discovery of masturbation, getting drunk, music, racism in America, fast food, death, money, school dances, peeing your pants. You know, shit that makes you that interesting character we’ve all become in life.
That’s why the most effective parts during the “teenage years” was when he questions the point of life and his mom breaks down.
Something that distracted me during the opening was the cheesy ‘cancer’ makeup that Peter’s mother had on. It looks like that just removed her hair and made her seem pale. She just looked like a bald weirdo instead of someone literally dying on their deathbed from cancer. It took me back to Prometheus and the old man makeup Weyland had. The child actor was overacting, but thankfully the scene only lasted a minute or two.
I’m talking about Guardians of the Galaxy, not Boyhood. I have to differentiate because their opening scenes are nearly identical, especially when he thinks he’s deep, does drugs, and thinks a raccoon and a tree can talk.
Would somebody think about the children?!
Can`t believe they recommended GotG. Saw it yesterday and it reminded me of a Rom Com (Because it was so by the numbers, only more so in this case). Also, the movie was so sweet it gave me cavities. Still a fan of James Gunn and his usual cast of stars though.
Will trade for a signed Totino’s Pizza Roll Box, Mike.
Friendship is power!
January Jones does seem to be more of a physical being.
Nothing beats great times with good friends, or good times with great friends!
People who think about children are called pedophiles!
You’ve really changed, Palpy.
(Because your face is now an inflamed monster-face.)
Yeah it used to say Mark.
Oh I’m still like that, I was just making a refrence to the old Olsen Twins video that RLM made that had the first apperance of Mr. Plinkett.
It just hit me, are you Scott Thompson? (Skip to 18:12)
Man, Jay’s mind is going to explode when they reveal that all of those mcguffins are, in fact, connected.
Those are fucking awesome!
– Lionel Bee, August 4th, 2014
I don’t know nothin’ about no goblins.
But a woman can’t. That’s science.
They’re Pop! Funko bobble heads. Easiest to find on Marvel’s website or Amazon.
I guess that’s true, it’s more of a reaction. Haven’t seen the full movie. I just can’t help my self with these things. I really hate that movie. I want it murdered.
Yes, fine. But now we’re starting to be the annoying ones.
Listen Fuck you you´re Januari, can you just copy/paste the link from teh address bar next time?
He’s literally becoming Mr. Plinkett.
He’s starting to become forgetful.
He’s disinterested in others and lacks empathy.
He’s gained weight.
He slurs his words.
He has random asides.
He … wears clothes.
I’m running out of similarities but you get the fucking picture.
Really? I thought they were McDonalds Happy Meals.
Good on James Gunn. I haven’t actually seen it yet, nor have I read any of the comics, but it’s nice to hear such an interesting director has pulled off this big, weird Marvel movie. Can’t wait to watch it. It’s just a shame Marvel replaced Edgar Wright, another interesting director, with the director of Bring It On, Down With Love, The Break-Up and fucking Yes Man for their Ant-Man movie.
Don’t encourage it.
They sure have come a long way since then.
I thought Chunky’s Chicken had exclusive rights to the toys.
It’s a thrill to go hunting in the woods, but sometimes it’s a joy to shoot fish in a barrel.
I should teach Drax all about these metaphors and analogies.
I’m catching the Guest before they become a Guest.
A public service, really.
This whole thread was a MST4K3
I’m guessing that when Mason started to get his shit together towards the end of the film and had an actual sense of ambition, it hit a little too close to home for these fat manchildren at RLM. I bet they felt really uncomfortable having that thrown in their faces while they were watching it. I haven’t seen one reviewer who has panned this picture didn’t look like the sort of sorry sod who had difficulties attaining a girlfriend growing up.
It’s refreshing to see such a weird fucking movie hit it big and be good.
Also, when is Space Cop coming out?
I’m just hoping he still appreciates the attention 😉
God you people shilling out for RLM are the hugest plebeians on the internet.
Very well balanced and unbiased analysis. I’ll have to not take this into account when seeing the movie and judging for myself whether or not I enjoy the film.
I imagine you have a screenshot folder of nothing but potential deleted posts, right next to the Kirsten Dunst folders.
As if you plebs shilling out your opinions to conform to Mike & Jay aren’t the most biased and horrible excuses for cinephiles(which is a very stretched use of the word) on the internet.
“I’ll have to not take this into account when seeing the movie and judging for myself whether or not I enjoy the film.”
It’s as if you can’t read since, you know, I said I’m going to form my own opinion of the film.
Also, I think how this works is that I name-call.
You’re a dinkie doodle.
These are manchildren who obviously had a hard time relating to the subject matter in Boyhood. Its absolutely no surprise they would recommend capeshit over an earnest film.
Is he still in the closet?
I was sad that the red arrows were placed there. Mark Bisone must not think highly of his fans.
Why did that change to Guest, Mitch? I saw Principal Skinner and then it changed when I came back.
I did take a screenshot. Here is one of the previous ‘Guests’ that has commented on RLM a bunch.
Edit: Fucking hell, Disqus …
Ah, the red letter media comments section, home of casual tasteless misogyny from basement dwellers.
Chunkys only invest in “slow form of suicide toys”. For kids who don’t want to leave boyhood.
I almost didn’t do it, but then I thought about all those extra yuan I’d be leaving on the table.
Well, if he didn’t place the RLM gang in the photo, I wouldn’t have even noticed the red arrows. I’m glad he put the RLM gang in there to highlight the red arrows or else the red arrows would have been too obscure to notice.
Why aren’t you a happy meal? You always have that smile when you fry people with your lightning fingers.
Todd hates RLM so much that he hangs out here all day talking to the fans.
What’s going on here? Are we being raided by 4chan?
This is the exact opposite of Vlogbrothers, where if a Youtube video is over 3 minutes long the fans break out in hysterics.
that should be savored for Luc Besson best of the worst epizode.
Todd Vanderwerff – the “Dar” of this episode
I think i am the only one who didn’t care to see Guardians Of The Galaxy, the trailer is uninteresting. i’ll wait for the sequel Gardens Of The Galaxy Mike mentioned.
Todd’s even bitching out the RLM fans that only show up once a year to comment!
They sure have come a long way in the green screen and chroma key department.
Shapeshifter shifts shapes.
If you’ve seen some of the past few episodes of HitB (and sometimes BotW) and watch when Mike reacts to Jay like that you might get to understand why..
Basically at times Jay goes off on and on about the same annoyances he and everyone else has with modern Hollywood movies, like for example how much he “doesn’t care about what’s going on” or anything like that, too much to get to the point. And he sometimes interrupts when someone else is talking.
I mean even how much of it is true, I could understand it getting tiresome having to sit down and prep for a half-hour video just to hear the same thing said in the exact same way every time (akin to how some of us react to most modern Hollywood movies).
No disrespect to Jay, he still has acceptable viewpoints regardless while he reviews, but the brain can only handle so much of the same.
Sorry about the mess. I thought the embed code would, ya know….embed the fucking video
Who do they think they are, Geroge Lucas?
If Jessi does in a unrelated car incident we’ll know what’s up.
And here we have a mouthbreather, whose tastes are perfectly compatible with Jay and Mike’s because he doesn’t embrace anything that challenges him. He’s the twat that lists Tarantino films among the best cinema has to offer and probes no further. You’re the troll here, and a cancer.
Your Patreon money goes into Mike sleeptalking through this review.
“Uh … w-ffff fuck yeah! …”
Tell me about it. But I was a Pez dispenser however.
I wouldn’t mind getting into Kirsten’s Cunst.
Pot, meet kettle.
No love for Boyhood, eh
Palpy the Happy Meal toy already has a melted face. Where’s the fun in that?
You can’t embed Jay. Believe me, I have tried
110% agree with you guys on Guardians of the Galaxy, best movie thus far this year. May even knock Avengers of its pedestal for my favorite MCU movie. I plan to see it again in theaters myself. Great characters, great acting, great entertainment.
haven’t see boyhood, and it looks like i’m better off keeping it that way. would have made more sense for them just to film his real life rather than film the boy in a fictitious one.
The 10-year-old version of myself is still fresh in my memory, so the fact that a Guardians of the Galaxy movie not only exists, but was done so well is kind of surreal. It wasn’t that long ago that movie execs were asking if the Spiderman film had to have a spider in it. Now I’m watching a movie with, of all characters, Ronan the Accuser. There is now a movie with Ronan the Accuser in it. I mean, what? I often wonder if I’m dreaming all of this.
That whole episode is full of brilliant bits. Including Mike vomiting in his hand.
Maybe he put alot of hard work into Space Cop or his next Plinkett review and is now feeling sleepy? You know those VHS repairmen are genuine hard workers.
I disregard their other projects and instead get angry at the most trivial of things.
Would you let that kid in your hall?
Evil kids with messed up faces need to have toys to. It’s that kind of society that George Lucas aimed for.
I love that you are here. Thanks you for your bile. Don’t for a second think you are the only one here with a dissenting opinion.
Do you actually have any counter arguments to what they said about the movie?
Did you see Adam Warlock’s cocoon in the Collector’s chamber?
Like why the green mist isn’t floating down our pants tonight?
No one seems to have mist that joke except you.
The most biased and horrible excuses for cinephiles (or human beings for that matter) are on Ain’t It Cool News. And you’re very angry for a Dutchman.
Rich Evans you’re horrible.
…connected to the biggest mcguffin of them all?
That’s not a a Dutch name. It’s typical Murican or Canadian name. It did originate from Dutch.
FEED THE MANCHILDREN THE CAPESHIT SUPERHERO MOVIES THEY DESERVE.
If that’s what helps you sleep at night.
You know, a know a couple of people who didn’t like the trailer but went to see the film and their reaction was “shit, the trailer was a bunch of liars that lied”
Damn, I’m really surprised (and honestly a little disappointed) that Mike and Jay didn’t like Boyhood. I however, have no basis to contradict their opinion as I haven’t seen the movie yet. Red Letter Media was my first introduction to film criticism and Richard Linklater is one of my favorite filmmakers, that I was hopeful they would be a match. To me what makes Linklater so special is the empathy he creates with his characters, and his honesty as a storyteller.
Most of his films would take the most trivial of premises (the random interactions of the people of Austin in Slacker, a couple meeting on a train in Before Sunrise) and develop them naturally and without restricting himself to the bounds of traditional narrative. They become special through the specificity of the situations and the sincerity of the performances. One need only pay attention to the camerawork in the Before… series to see how unobtrusive and sparse it is in its portrayal of the relationship between the Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy characters.
As a filmmaker, and someone whose work has furthered his image as an amateur philosopher, Linklater’s movies set up fascinating questions that can’t really be answered. For an example, look for his cameo in the opening of Slacker, or the entirety of Waking Life (one of his strangest and most fascinating). That’s part of what, in my opinion make him one of the best filmmakers currently working, and why his work can be perceived as somewhat frustrating. In any case I hope people see Boyhood as the result of a curious and fascinating personality, and not some cinematic gimmick conceived to wow audiences and critics.
I can’t condemn either Mike or Jay’s position on the movie, as it is their honest opinion. If anything, I’m glad they sought out a movie outside the blockbuster sphere, and contributed their sincere (and reliably sarcastic) thoughts on it. Also, with their endorsement of Guardians of the Galaxy, and of the recent trend of really good summer blockbusters, I was starting to miss them getting worked up about a movie.
I’m pretty sure I read that it wasn’t the cocoon, just something that looks similar.
Except Rich would still be the lead.
What, you’re not angry?
YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO GET ANGRY WHEN YOU DON’T AGREEEEEE!!!!
Go back to the kitchen, mom.
Judging from his avatar, Todd Vanderwerff is just upset that Mike and Jay missed his cameo in the post-credits scene of Guardians of the Galaxy and that they never continuted their story line with Officer Rich Klasowski, The Human.
I DON’T AGREE WITH THAT! THUMBS DOWN! UN-FOLLOW! VARIOUS OTHER THINGS! MEH! MEH! MEEEEEEEEEEHHH!
Women taste GREAT!
I made that joke in the last HITB webzone comments section because I’m ahead of the times, like Madonna, Lady Gaga and various other cunts.
I have to admit that at first, I kind of wanted to slam my keyboard a little bit. But yeah, while I didn’t completely agree with what Mike and Jay said, I always enjoy the way they talk about movies.
Not trying to be a jerk. Gunn had confirmed it today during a podcast
/tv/ fuck off, go back to your baneposting and cunny threads.
Is that the storyline where Officer Rich Klasowski turned into a werdwolf?
Yes yes yes!
Your keyboard deserved it, wearing that skirt n’ all.
/tv/ stop, it’s embarrassing when terms like “pleb” are used outside of 4chan. Leave this webzone and go back to your “BANE?” thread.
I have to say, Ol’ Snaggletooth has some nice potatoes.
Hey, Domo, I saw a Domo DVD (vol. 1, I think) today when I was out and about.
But I didn’t buy it.
I thought awkwardly jerking was the action pose.
I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY EVERYONE IS SHOUTING BUT I’D LIKE TO PARTICIPATE!!!
Tell me more.
Take a note.
Save that money instead for another copy of Nukie. Y’know, in case Mike and Jay really need it.
Wait why the green fringing? I though you guys rebuilt the set…
I think our irrational, murderous hatred of women is pretty tasteful.
Plus, all the chicks here are pretty awesome!
“Slacker . . . this is a-no Star Trek: The Next Generation.”–Mike Stoklasa.
I like the cut of his jib.
I actually held back one copy of Nukie. I figured that when Mike & Jay corner the market and begin the Nukie cult revival, then I can sell my copy (the one in best condition, btw) for one million space bucks.
Also, all of us he-man woman-haters think that your name should be Todd B.L. Vanderwerff III, of the Wonderbluff Vanerwerffs. Just for continuity’s sake.
It hasn’t been confirmed that Loki’s scepter was an infinity gem. In fact, don’t they allude to it being imbued with power from the Cosmic Cube/Tesseract? That was how they explained it’s ability to shut down the portal at the end of The Avengers.
Disney has already announced one marketing tie-in for the GOTG sequel.
They hit Boyhood on the head for me. Saw it just a few hours ago before watching this review, and I fully agree with everything they said. The main character was uninteresting, everything that happened around him he just seemed apathetic to. Everyone else seemed more interesting. He barely grew as a character. Even the seen with the saw blade and the board, I was thinking the exact same thing. I experienced a few deaths of close friends growing up, and it certainly made me the man I am today. The movie could have done with some drama, my childhood certainly had it’s share. It would have made the movie more realistic for me.
The filmmaker definitely deserves some props for trying something so daring, but Mike said it the best, “if I didn’t like it, I didn’t like it.” All it felt like was a decade in review through the eyes of the most boring character ever. I walked out of the theater feeling like I just wasted two hours of my life.
I hated this movie. The comedy didnt work then irritated me, CGI raccoon and really cheesy nerdy action, totally forgettable. I walked out. should have been rated G then I wouldn’t have been so disappointed. Total kids movie or comic-con pussy-less fuck fest for dweebs. no edge. i’m done with stupid marvel movies. they suck and so do comics.
best linkletter film is dazed and confused…then the bernie film
It’s the green mist. It’s supposed to be floating down their pants but for some reason it’s hanging around their necks.
I got that “I don’t want to be here right now” vibe from Mike. Jay seemed to do most of the talking in both segments.
oh my god alberto. keep it pithy dude. nobody is going to read all that shit
Ah, the Todd Vanderwerff, home of the blah blah blah blah (falls asleep face first onto keyboard).
“Disney has already announced one marketing tie-in for the GOTG sequel..”
This is all I currently see. Fuck you, Disqus! I have to reload the page just to view the image.
Well, unless he actually didn’t attach a photo, which I doubt.
I’m not sure what that means but…thank you?
OK, now I’m finally irritated.
Boyz n the Hood
Needed mind-rape, child slave labor, guy getting impaled on a spike and then pulling it through his own guts, horrific scenes of death, close-ups of marina sirtis
A younger Len might say, “I’d let her potato me with her potatoes any day.”
Not a single comment about Howard The Duck?
I didn’t think you guys would miss the chance to make a free George Lucas joke.
“You wouldn’t like me when I’m irritated.”
Wasn’t the unresolved storyline an homage to Boyhood?
Ah, the Todd Vanderwe-
I would have liked Mike & Jay to talk about this more. Mike touched on it a bit saying that the positive reviews were basically for the effort that went into making it plus that the critics all like the director’s past works.
Hey, Chris, I never heard from you on your project. How goes it?
“pussy-less fuck fest”? Are you saying this movie has a case of the gays?
I’m starting to think you may have a Bruce Banner-like fixation on anger.
Do you like Harry Potter? No? Great!
There’s a scene where Hermione went to that dance with a braindead but dreamy hunk who couldn’t really think for himself. She described him as “more of a physical being.”
How can they smell the deadly green gas? Isn’t that like a contradiction? I guess they just got a little sniff of it.
It’s an omitted fan fiction, so it’s pretty much him and Jay dueling it out with their thwords, if ya know what I mean. GIFSoup
I don’t think you italicized enough words in your comment. Pizza the Hutt will not be pleased.
The breadsticks….OF SPAAAAAACE
I go through this all the time, absent photos suddenly appear and so forth. Question is…how up to date is your browser?
I was looking for an opportunity to use this image.
UNPOPULAR OPINION ALERT (Contains Spoilers)
I couldn’t get into GotG. I wanted to love it. It looked like the riskiest and most light-hearted thing Marvel had ever done. Instead I got hamfisted sentimentality, mediocre direction, and a tone that left me feeling sour.
As irreverent and funny as the movie could be, it felt completely at odds with how dark and violent it could be. It was hard to buy Pete going after a woman he barely knew by freezing himself out in space just because ‘he felt something’ when he has no problem brutally murdering everyone in his path and being a selfish asshole. The entire moment felt contrived, as did many of the plot points that were pure pandering.
The villain was one dimensional with zero personality. I didn’t care what his motivation was for revenge, nor did I care if he succeeded or not. Not to mention his acting was just unpleasant. And I certainly didn’t care about the ending, which is just yet another overused trope of a city and its inhabitants we don’t care about being rained down upon with fire and brimstone.
If I wanted to nitpick, why were all those citizens still in the town after an order was given to evacuate? How were there dozens of them just sitting around this ship that just crashed and obliterated 50 square kilometers in a massive fireball? What was the point of these awful extras being there? They served no purpose in the moment which was just between our heroes, Ronan, and Yondu.
I know, I know. It’s just a big dumb popcorn action movie. Well, I don’t entirely buy that. It’s a character driven movie, since the plot isn’t trying to be smart. I’m not even trying to attack it for being a ‘comic book’ movie. I just wanted them to be smarter about the adaptation. The characters are all fun and interesting, but as I said before, I felt the direction and writing completely bumbled this incredibly important core element of the film. It simply isn’t snappy enough; it lingers far too long to let the audience digest all the quips and emotional moments as if not to confuse them. It feels unnatural, and destroys the pacing of the entire film.
And to top it all of there’s a deus ex machina pulled out of the ass at the last second to conveniently write away the lackluster drama that has been building. I guess that’s a fitting ending in retrospect. There were no stakes setup that had any meaning to me. A problem that seems to face many comic book adaptations.
I’m not going to stop this film from making a billion dollars at the cinemas, but I will at least be honest about it. It’s not a very good movie. I don’t like when the comic book fans come out in droves screaming at the top of their heads that every new comic book movie that comes out is the second coming of Christ.
He’s my favourite RLM member, right after Rick Evens and Jake.
NOBODY IN HELL READS THIS OVER GROWN HORSE SHIT ABOUT A MOVIE REVIEW. WRITE YOUR BOOK SOMEWHERE ELSE SHIT STICK
Only someone with a limited vocabulary would use such a hurtful slur, you faggot.
Liking your own comments is an unpopular thing to do, so you’re really living up to your Disqus handle.
Well, if that isn’t the pot calling the kettle bej, you piss elegant cooze.
“The villain was one dimensional with zero personality.”
Amen– why does he have a huge starship and hundreds of minions? Is he a king of something? He’s the most uncharismatic character in the film — Djimon Honsou’s muscle mook character was 5x an memorable.
All of the plot points are contrived; the locations are amazing, the good guy characters themselves are really well written and funny. But we’re expected to take the entire plot and conflict as read.
“I like thwords!”
Dude you’re totally glosing right now.
A.D.D. must be nice.
“It was hard to buy Pete going after a woman he barely knew by freezing himself out in space just because ‘he felt something’ when he has no problem brutally murdering everyone in his path and being a selfish asshole.”
This reminded me on Indiana Jones. He mowed down bad guys because they were trying to kill him. Did Indiana risk death to save a woman he wanted to bone?
Perhaps that’s why I have 20 tabs open currently.
It all makes sense now. I should probably consult someone about this.
*Watches YouTube videos instead and writes another 100 comments on RLM.*
Only 20? amateur.
When the’s Half in the Bag and/or Plinkett review of DotSotPotRotPotA? I need to form my opinion of the moopie.
Sometimes I get the feeling that Mike didn’t have the most enjoyable boyhood:
I use ‘Session Buddy’. I don’t even want to know how many tabs I’ve had in previous sessions.
I’ve pretty much said everything I want to say about Guardians in the last video, but let me tell you– I’m with you, brother.
I’m with you.
I adhere to very strict stylistic rules. I wish some of the rest of you were as scrupulous.
I guess it’s time for my nap too.
If you have to explain it . . . .
Did someone say my name?
(Oh… Oh, SHIT! I’ve tipped them off to my true identity.)
M-my name is Lelouch. Totally.
Session Buddy, like a Fille de joie?
RLM women are a “cut” above the rest.
My Cunt itches something terrible. I got a mirror and thumbed through my pussy and its got sticky white goop smeared all over and oozing out of my VAG hole. Its really red.. anybody got any advice? I’ve been sitting in the hot Texas sun letting the flys and LOCUSTS eat from my cooch stank but its throbbing with fire. I’m about to go to town with a toilet bowl brush unless that will make it worse. PLEASE HELP MY STINK FILLED DRIPPING CUNT!!!
. . . then I wouldn’t understand.
“you piss elegant cooze.” An insult I’ve never heard before.
“piss elegant” Two words I’ve never seen joined together before.
“cooze” A word I’ve never heard of or seen before.
All in all, I had a most amusing time.
Is your last name Lloyd?
The line happens at ~6:40, but this here is the lead-up.
Mart Crowley: -2
I felt it was a scene conceived of first for drama and spectacle, and
then not fact checked for character motivation. It’s alright if people
want to buy it. I just couldn’t. It just was too out of place for me to
buy. Sure, hormones are a powerful mistress, but survival is more
powerful. I think I would have bought it more if it was better directed,
better conceived, and there was an actual relationship and point for
him to care about her other than she’s eye candy.
woman was trying to beat the shit out of him earlier on. And he’s had
his run in with some pretty brutal woman already by the look of his
scars. Maybe he just doesn’t learn. Maybe it’s just a symptom of too
many characters and story and not enough time to build it up properly.
your comparison, Spielberg managed to pull it off by keeping the film
campy constantly and balancing the tonal shifts. Perhaps it also helped
that Spielberg didn’t have endless digital tools to make the entire
visual scope of the film sterile and practical effects help people be
‘in’ on the film and take it less seriously while still having it
Rich’s boyhood, from what I heat, might make you rather sad.
He’s pretty damn awesome for coming this far and having the attitude he currently has.
Both your and Percy’s comment reminded me of 1Q84.
No, it’s just Gyllenhaal.
So this is where Jim Parsons got his inspiration for Sheldon Cooper.
Possibly. It’s really not too clear. They changed the colors around. I assumed the red Aether was the power gem, but apparently the power gem is purple. We can assume that the tesseract is the space gem. I made the assumption that the gem in Loki’s scepter (a gift from the Other) was the mind gem. This is all just speculation, but I thought the scepter could shut down the portal because the two gems counteracted one another.
There’s no need to be mad.
Spoilers for GotG and The Iron Giant
Is it weird that now Vin Diesel can now either say “Superman” or “We are Groot” and reduce me to a crying manbaby?
I wasn’t disagreeing with you, although I suppose my lack of clarity makes it seem that way. My question about Indiana Jones risking his life for women was in earnest as I had forgotten, but I knew he mowed down baddies.
Thanks for providing what you felt was a distinction between Indie and Pete.
Okay, I’ve got one more comment for you, in case you’re going to continue to deride RLM’s fanbase.
You keep referring to them as spiteful, basement-dwelling, misogynistic manbabies. While this is true for SOME commenters, as is the case with every forum, I’ve gotta disagree with you– RLM commenters, for the most part, just seem like intelligent pop-culture junkies.
You’re NOT going to see bona fide sexism and racism here– if you do, the good commenters will call the bad ones out for it. This isn’t youtube– we’re not savages.
What you’re NOT going to see here, though, is us getting up our own asses in social causes. So, no, we’re not gonna deny RLM their right to rape jokes and, hey, since we make fun of male actors for how they look, we can do the same thing with females.
The RLM comments section is the opposite of tumblr in the best possible way– we can discuss beloved movies and TV shows without becoming deluded SWJs along the way and, for the most part, we’re civil with one another, a far cry from “manbabies.”
Sure, RLM commenters are assholes, but they’re the BEST kind of assholes– you’re the absolute worst.
So, either keep up your bile or get lost, you fuck.
Don’t get mad …
You’re the kind of asshole I can get behind.
Now bend over and grab your ankles.
what is with the image, are they in the Matrix?
V-World Matrix, maybe.
waa waa waaaaaaaaaaaaaa
rim shot… JOB !.;.. i meant job
My feelings exactly, particularly about ‘Boyhood.” I was fine till hour two, when I was really wishing that it would. Just. End.
I’ve thought that so often myself, not that Parsons got Sheldon from watching Kenneth Nelson as “Michael”, but that he could play “Michael” in his sleep. Not that he’d want to sleep through one of the all-time great portraits of nihilism.
You might want to get that looked at (not by your john, but a doctor).
Now I get it.
OOOHHHHH IT’S JAY’S REVENGE FOR WHEN HE WAS TALKING ABOUT COMMUNITY AND MIKE PHASED OUT! HOW DOES HIS REVENGE TASTES MIKE? Parks and Rec is great tho, i agree.
The past few posts on the RLM webzone have had their fair share of dramatic and heated comments. They were crazy enough that I can’t even rank them, especially with Sonic and MST3K.
Ignore him or he’ll be back to “educate” us about our “problematic” “trigger warnings.”
Try sudocrem. Worked for me when I had the cock rot. You’re welcome.
what would happen if i jammed a pool cue wrapped in barb-wire up my itchy, infected, stinking, oozing, white goop filled cunt hole??
I HATE MOVIES
The word “trigger” is a trigger for me.
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!?!?!?!?!
Plinkett should review The Dark Knight Rises at one point. Join us at another undetermined time for “COMPLETELY OFF TOPIC COMMENT!”
I want a baby Groot bobblehead for my dashboard, and Jay to come film Gardens of the Galaxy in my backyard…
I am outraged by your opini…wait that was actually a toatlly reasonable comment…on the internet…the end is nigh.
They had the “we’re smart and profound since no one’s done this before!” vibe going.
They should play Super Mario Bros. 3 next.
He’s upset that Mike and Jay haven’t publicly called for an all female remake of Samurai Cop, and therefore support inequality, and are also doody headed mysog…mysoggy…massaginists.
What are you, Bob Saget?
I had a plate of massaginists for supper tonight.
Saget’s vileness is underrated.
You’re just a Saget apologist.
I was just jokin Nass, it seems like a three hour long gimmick.
I don’t think Joel Hodgson would appreciate your blatant plagiarism, you unoriginal bastard.
Haven’t you spent any time around old married couples Supes? Or young married couples for that matter, bicker bicker.
Not at lot at this point.
The really irritating thing is that anybody who sees Boyhood and thinks “This is an interesting idea, but the execution is poor. I shall make the film that this should be!” will be releasing their film in 2026 at the earliest. The iteration period is just too long for it to ever realistically become good.
I think you mean hot pockets and pringles, with mountain dew, mouthbreathing basement dweller.
Bring back Lora Story, you hack-bearded neck-frauds!
FUCK COMIC BOOK MOVIES AND COMICS!!! I THOUGHT THEY SUCKED AND WERE FOR FAGS WHEN I WAS 13..STILL DID AT 19,,,BUT FUCKED A GUY WHOLE LOVED THEM BUT STILL THOUGHT THEY WERE LAME SO I MURDERED HIM AND DUMPED HIS BODY IN A DITCH, AND THEY STILL ARE FUCKING LAME AND DWEEB PUSSY REPELLENT SHIT TODAY!!! EAT MY YEAST INFECTED 74 YEAR OLD ROTTING DRY PUSSY HOLE!!
AWESOME! video games rock
rock my cock stick bra! Douche’
grumpy shit stained virgins!
Damn it! I was going for formal, tasteful misogyny.
I guess backlash like this is to be expected when you lob a cheap joke at Hollywood Royalty like The Arquette Family…
Wasn’t gonna watch boyndahood cause I don’t like rap.
The gas being pumped in makes me think of the Plinkeet Episode 1 review. “Keep pumping that gas in!”
As good ol’ Bill Shakesman said, “It’s like poetry.”
The gardenings review was very good cause I don’t like spoilers,
*cue spoiler filled comments section…
Naturally Groot was my favourite part of the Garden.
My comment disappeared..
Can you not say you don’t like rap in here?
Right, it isn’t clear. Right now, I’m just going off of what Wikipedia has with regards to MCU: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinity_gems#Description
I agree that the way he used it seemed like the mind gem, but I also don’t think that there’s any chance in hell that Thanos would let someone else wield an Infinity Gem…
Looking forward to this, unfortunately it doesn’t open until Sep 13th here.
Yeah, I don’t know why I posted that “Aristocrat” bit. It’s not vile, it’s not funny. It’s just Paul Provenza trying to figure out where his life went. Louis CK wasn’t in it or Satiristas. And fuck Gilbert Gottfried, too. Quack.
“My comment disappeared..Can you not say you don’t like rap in here?”
Problem seems to be on your end.
Should I gain some weight as well to keep up appearances?
I love that show. It’s on TBS.
When you, yourself, delete one of your own posts, it becomes a ‘Guest’ post. So, if you don’t want whatever you wrote to remain, it’s probably best to edit your comment and THEN delete it.
This is now a Guest post because I deleted it.
My other comment is now a Guest post because I deleted it.
I can see your comment.
When I replied there wasn’t even a video attached to your comment. My comment was in jest.
IT FUCKING SUCKED. ITS A MOVIE FOR 11 YEAR OLD A SEXUAL IDIOTS THAT SHOULD HAVE A ROD SHOT THROUGH THE HEAD
For hating this movie as much as you do, you sure like to use specific references to specific scenes in the movie, which makes you look like a self-hating fanboy/fangirl for the movie.
*takes on the persona of Horatio from the very first scene of Hamlet*
WHAT ART THOU!?!?
I think he’s doing a thing, Mr. Burns.
That’s my favourite Bill Shakesman radio podcast.
…Did I ever tell you how sick and tired I am of hearing that joke? No? Well, I am.
Bill Shakesman? I thought it was a Kenny Branagh joint!
Boyhood is the best movie of the year. Surprised you hated it so much.
Not the first time you guys are wrong, though.
hehe, I guess we just have to agree to disagree.
I actually quite like you comparing them. They are very similar
archetypes. The difference is Indiana Jones was much more grounded in
its plot. It has spectacle, but it’s a personal journey that doesn’t
shoehorn in a massive epic battle with cities or planets being
destroyed. The plot and the character development compliment each other.
He is an archeologist. His exploits are a result of him treasure
hunting. GotG’s plot feels like an afterthought at every turn, and hurts
the film by taking away from screen time that could be used for
I am reminded of Mr. Plinkett’s critique of how the action and the tension of one episode of TNG is just Picard walking towards the camera facing what he needs to face, and it is far more memorable and effective than any mass genocide.
They just need to try anal and get it out of their systems already!
Is Boyhood the new Jeff Who Lives At Home?
So I’m camping right now and can’t give my thoughts on Guardians of The Garden State. But I can tell Boyhood is the most overrated movie since Frozen. Good lord it is, I can understand why people love it since it’s not really about the characters and more about the experience of growing up but movies aren’t just meant to emulate something we’ve all seen before they’re suppose to you show you simething new. Movies are made for escapism and the best do their best to do something than just be a form of espace at but Boyhood doesn’t do that. I was very disappointed with Boyhood because Linklater is great with characters, I think School of Rock is the best example of his characters, and also it’s Rotten Tomatoes score. Apparently the credits are sucking Linklater’s dick so much that it’ll sure it’ll win best picture. Looks like Crash will be a fucking masterpiece compared to this.
I’m with you. I really wanted to like this movie, and it had some good points, but overall I found myself disengaged to what was going on. Kind of the same thing that happened with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Yeah, I know. I told a half truth just to out my poor choice of video. I’m a bad netizen.
Everything else is true, though.
Mike missed Jay’s stab at him at: 9:55
Let it go
You are correct sir, got it sorted now thanks..
Apparently the fraud series of motor homes are popular at the camp ground
That’s because people take the shit they love too fucking close
That would explain the seemingly unlimited supply of beer they always have.
ARE YOU FUCKING FOLLOWING?
groot . lol
Originally I wasn’t interesting in seeing Guardians when they announced it, I mean I liked James Gunn a lot but it doesn’t even have a huge following with the comics but those trailers were fucking awesome. I’ll watch it when I come back from the Alaskan wilderness and this bus I’m on. I’ll see it primarily because Karen Gillan because I’d like to fuck her right in the pussy*cuts off to anchor woman*
Hey Mike, maybe critics gave Boyhood good reviews because they liked it.
THINK ABOUT IT. IMAGINE TALKING TO A GIRL…OR ADULT WOMAN..NOT FAT AND UGLY,…. AND TELLING HER HOW EXCITED YOU ARE TO HAVE SEEN THIS MOVIE. TELL HER ABOUT THE FUNNY TALKING TREE NAMED “GROOT” THE CARTOON RACCOON WITH A SASSY ATTITUDE… HOW GREAT IT WAS WHEN ROCKET HELD ONTO GROOT IN THE PRISON AND SHOT GUNS AT PEOPLE, IT WAS SO BAD ASS.!! THEN THE POP MUSIC WAS SO… FORGETTABLE. AND IT WAS COMIC BOOK HUMOR..NERD FEST FOR 11 YEAR OLD BOYS .. THIS MOVIE IS JUST AS BAD AS TRANSFORMERS. PANNING TRANSFORMERS BUT GIVING THIS SILLY GAY FAG COMIC BOOK SHIT A RAVE IS SO OUT OF TOUCH AND PUSSY RE-REPELLENT NERD ITS NOT FUNNY. TELL YOUR WIFE OR GIRL FRIEND ABOUT IT….SHE WILL LAUGH AT YOU. UNLESS SHE’S UGLY OR DOESN’T GET FUCKED BY YOU. SHIT IS FOR CHILDREN. LAME CHILDREN.
if that picture is you..you will find it immature and stupid.
You need to get laid, man.
To whom it may concern: GotG was about a boy’s growth over 20 years, not 12.
I could tell this episode was edited by Jay. Because it wasn’t ripping on Jay.
People love to rag on and on about the Hollywood film industry, but in light of this year’s films, I’d have to say the independent film scene looks much worse.
Some aspects of indy films have always seemed a bit pretentious, but during these past two years, most have moved pretty far from being the artsy and emotionally captivating masterpieces they claim to be. The Lego Movie was the most artfully, emotionally, and masterfully crated film I’ve seen all year and IT’S NOTHING BUT A 1-2 LONG COMMERCIAL DESIGNED TO SELL TOYS, while Nymphomaniac was probably one the worst movies I’ve ever seen in the last decade.
In the end, concept doesn’t make a good story. Good stories make good stories.
Looks like the critics really hated Boyhood, too:
It’s true. I only fuck guys if they don’t talk about GotG and have a broken capslock key.
*Goes back into Horatio from Act 1 Scene 1 from Hamlet*
I’ll cross it, though it blast me. Stay, illusion!
If thou hast any sound, or use of voice,
Speak to me:
If there be any good thing to be done,
That may to thee do ease and grace to me,
Speak to me.
Shut up, you loathsome cunt
truth hurts bud
truth hurts dont it
Yes she’s fucking hilarious. I would say bring back Gillian for another episode too but Omitted might get jealous.
His thumbnail once fucked her right in the pussy.
That’s right, Jayco®!
Your comments are like fork in the eye.
I never listen to the credits. They’re always wrong.
Do you want me to move to the left? A little bit more?
Yeah, and the sun ‘might’ come up tomorrow.
It probably costs more than real beer, too.
Definitely, but you don’t want your fingers to get too fat so that you have to obtain a typing wand.
Did he appreciate the gay troll story?
Gotcha. I only watch movies that I’m in.
“exit polling indicated that the audience was 44 percent female”. sorry for no caps. he used them all up.
And an unlimited supply of green mist!
aww… can’t have you getting jaded now that you’re approaching 4000 comments
Hey that was pretty good. Keep trying though!
Replace “Tarantino” with “Whit Stillman” and “the best cinema has to offer” with “the work of my favorite director” and then “probes no further” with…
As a big Linklater fan myself (specifically of his Before trilogy), I couldn’t agree with you more on Boyhood.
It’s a charming melodrama while he’s a kid, but it all goes to shit once Mason hits 15/16. At that point, the film becomes dramatically inert (there’s really no sense of conflict whatsoever) and you’re subjected to Linklater’s embarrassingly written, “philosophical” ramblings… through the mouth-hole of an apathetic twat/ older Mason.
The passage of time in the film is handled impressively, but that hardly makes up for the film utterly flat-lining during the second half. I expect better from Linklater, and really have no clue what so many people see in Boyhood (beyond the production details).
So my friend sold me on this film one intoxicated weekend as he described it as “anti-Malick” and praised it for a mostly accurate depiction of American boyhood. (note here that it’s doubtful one would recommend Tree of Life or Boyhood to just anyone, unless he/she/it/x/they/3-spirit-gender-fluid-being has got a particular desire for shadenfreude.) I had nothing particularly better to do and the trip down to NYC to see it with friends at the IFC was appealing. Now I was never bored throughout the film, but it was definitely unsatisfying as a movie. However, I’d gone into the theater thinking of this as a quasi-documentary, a recounting of key events. So I’m looking primarily at the content for sociological criticism, not whether this is an entertaining film. I think Linklater basically succeeded in showing the development of the boring assholes that are the “milennial generation.” Aimless, jus livin’ brah, with no clear raison d’être, he’s getting along, has never really suffered, and will probably follow his father’s path before him concurrent with the decline of Western culture. Wooo America!
I don’t know if you are actually what your disquus handle claims to be but you do yourself a disservice to write off this funloving band of hack-fraud™ miscreants as utter barbarians.
I went into the film thinking about it as cultural criticism as a quasi-documentary. How did we end up with a society of vapid “Millenials?” It seems like the film indirectly answers that question even though Linklater is very reluctant to point fingers of blame.
No. But it may well be the anti-Malick answer to Tree of Life.
Oh, please. Some critics give movies good reviews because they are paid to. Some critics give movies good reviews because of dumb gimmicks. Some critics give movies good reviews because every other critic is giving it a good review and they want to look good.
The colors on that knife remind me of my Trapper Keeper from 5th grade.
An interesting perspective, considering how profoundly vapid/ insufferable each conversation Mason has with his gf is. However if Linklater intentionally wrote shallow/ bad/ obnoxiously pretentious dialogue to reinforce an overtly cynical mindset of a generation of young adults (BLAME SELLPHONEZ AND FAECBOOK), then that’d be just slightly overdosing on the irony in my eyes.
It’s more likely he wrote Bhood as something that’s suppose to be “profound” and “encapsulate life itself”, with it failing miserably at being either.
Expound on this point please.
If you take away the gimmicky camera work/ dinosaurs/ Malickian voice overs, both films are shallow, empty, obnoxious affairs that vainly grapple with the concepts of family, childhood, and more egregiously, “life”.
So I don’t see how the two are that different.
WAKE UP SHEEPLE!
I agree, liking specific movies is supposed to get you laid
I could probably buy Pete helping Gamora if they just tweaked a thing or two. Pete’s “Thief with a heart of gold” schtick was setup with him fighting other boys for hurting a helpless toad, then switches to when he’s older really fast and he’s kicking “rats” on an empty planet. I get it. Deep down he has a moral compass, but it’s been buried because he’s now a thieving ravager.
One or two small instances where he shows he cares as time goes on instead of relying on that “Help the toad” bit would have worked. Take for example the little street urchins on Knowhere. You hear Quill say “Watch your wallets” only to show Groot’s good side by giving the flower. If they changed that scene to the little kids picking on the one girl, and Quill breaks it up casually in front of Gamora, THEN I could believe he has a good heart in there somewhere. They could have taken that scene and shown Groot and Quill as being good folks deep down, while countering Gamora’s quip that the ‘planet’ was beyond saving morally. Gamora could have secretly been impressed by his ‘honor’ and doing the right thing by saving Gamora could at least have been more believable.
I heard Jack say Lelouchthefilial during one of their twitch streams (I guess you subscribed for a Pizza Roll.)
But I’m not gonna admit that I did a little cheer or anything when I heard it. Fuck that.
Thanks for getting the Annie song stuck in my head. Asshole.
It’s the highest of all the MCU films, the next one being The Avengers with 40% female attendance.
Since I’m Canadian … sorry.
Annie is black now and she hangs out with Electro Unchained.
Wanna see an actor grow up on screen? Watch a Harry Potter marathon. Or Boy Meets World.
Does Todd VanDerWerff know you’re impersonating him?
I’ve been getting that vibe from him a lot lately, and not just when we’re fucking.
what do lies feel like? you must know a lot about how the truth feels so i’m assuming you’re well-versed in the inverse.
I went on Rotten Tomatoes today to see what the critics said about BHood. 99%. 100% of the reviews of which were “Linklater is a visionary” or “conceptually blah blah” or “Linklater, be inside me” or “I would fuck this concept.”
Critics these days.
When I saw her name in the opening credits I gave myself a refill of my soda. Except it wasn’t soda it was cum.
Don’t get your hopes up too much. No red hair and no Scottish accent. She plays a weird blue alien who has daddy issues. (Win?)
“Is Emma Watson legal in this one?”
Several movies later. “How ’bout now?”
“She’s 18 in this one.”
“YES! I’m not creepy anymore when I say I want to bang her!”
So, not just me
Boyhood was just, “okay.” After the movie, I asked myself, “Would this film have received the same praise if they (the producers/director) had changed out the kid/actor as he progressed with age?” I felt the answer was, “no.” I felt the actor gimmick over shadowed the lack of a really compelling story. There are better films in the same sort of genre – be it “Kings of Summer” or “The Way, Way Back.”
Didn’t read, now piss off please.
Now that’s a meme I’ve not heard in a long time. A long time.
Okay, thank you.
Ah man, you ruined that. You should have just asked what lies feel like. Because he is telling lies, he must know.
PS I don’t know that he has been telling lies because I don’t read all caps.
At least they made fun of the McGuffin element in this by immediately shouting out to “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “The Maltese Falcon”. Plus we got a Celestial on-screen out of it.
Ah, so this sad specimen is the troll of the week?
Yes this year has a had a lot of really good blockbuster films: Lego, Winter soldier, Xmen, Planet of the apes, snowpiercer, Guardians.
This summer movie season has definitely redeemed the last few.
Yes, I used to work the screening theater for critics here in toronto, and on more than one occasion I saw a critic arrive half way through the movie, yet still wrote a review for it in the paper the next day.
They reviewed TDKR on half in the bag when it came out. Mike is Plinkett, so his opinion on that film is already known.
<3 Peter Serafinowicz. For anyone who's familiar with drum and bass, do a youtube search on Terry Wogan's pirate radio. For everyone else, check out Darth Vader in Love
Critics these days, likin’ movies an’ shit. Fuckin’ pathetic.
Maybe I’m too happy that this is the first time I’ve already seen both movies on the day a half in the bag came out
I hope there’s an extended cut of GotG that has additional 20minutes of Peter Serafinowicz doing stuff.
So many heated debates on deleted comments. What was in those comments? I don’t know, they’re deleted!
It was just one guy who wrote all of them, I think he couldn’t stop raving about the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Also something about gay orgies. I don’t remember.
Alright, you never know. I’ll buy you a Romulan ale when they become legal again.
“Is she legal in this one?”
“Sure… in many Mexican states.”
“Close enough. I’ll, uh, be right back in a minute.”
Guardians of the Gaylaxy?
Hope this does not turn into one of those reptilian shapeshifter things. I do how ever believe in the “Patreon money -straight to booze” cospirasytheory.
I think the issue with child actors is that; kids under 12 are intresting and young people over 15 are interesting but awkward tweens are (almost universally) irritating.
Two and a half men (if it was ever good to begin with) was at its best when the kid was the kid.
The show lost its heart when the kid hit high school.
There is this one annoying ass drooling idiot who is trolling the comments and won’t shit his mouth.
She’s still the hottest thing to come out of Scotland since Ewan MacDonald
I’d fuck her right in the pussy
I’d agree it falls short of profundity, but it does capture a certain mundane feel of life.
I think Boyhood was realistic, almost to a fault – that’s why Jay’s line “just like real life I wanted to die at the end” rings true. Though for me it wasn’t because it was boring but because it wasn’t going anywhere.
That’s kind of the point of Boyhood, though: to NOT be the melodramatic film about a bunch of crazy shit happening to some struggling kid. It’s meant to reflect real life – and I think it succeeds. I loved it.
I assume you’re NOT the Todd Vanderwerff who used to write for the AV Club? (Same avatar and everything, though.)
While I do agree with you on Boyhood, I can’t quite see that Todd chewing out fat manchildren and calling people sods.
Can’t believe you actually liked the guardians.
I knew you were going to make a review about it, and was expecting a clear minded, fan of the movies opinion. I mean, I’ve seen you’re reviews many times and this is the movie you talk about all the time. It’s unoriginal and seen a thousand times before. Everything was predictable, no suspense, cause everyone knows, that nothing will happen to the main characters. And the villain even isn’t anything special, just some nr. 2, and who cares about the cgi star shaped space ships or some alien city getting destroyed. I hope mr. Plinkett will think the same or at least could you get Rich Evans to give an opinion about it. I’m sure he isn’t quite fond of it like everybody else on the web.
Oh, he shits his mouth quite often.
He just doesn’t shut it 😉
*wacky sitcom music*
I’m starting to wonder if the green mist from the tube is something for their upcoming TMNT HiTB review. Mike and Jay are going to turn into turtles and Rich Evans will become their teacher in all things nunchucks.
Lora Story will wear a lovely yellow jumpsuit.
Go back to Deviantart you stupid little immature asshole. You might think Frozen is as deep as Inception but it’s nothing more than just animated film, get over yourselves.
“I mean, I’ve seen you’re reviews many times and this is the movie you talk about all the time.”
First of all, your*. Now if you reply you can dismiss me as some annoying Grammar Nazi. Second of all, this obviously isn’t the movie they talk about all the time as they enjoyed it a lot. Don’t get bent out of shape because they don’t dislike a film that you dislike. They’re not hear to be some echo chamber of your opinions. I highly doubt Mr. Plinkett will review the film and Rich Evans might actually agree with their opinions. “I’m sure he isn’t quite fond of it like everybody else on the web.” You’re sure, eh?
I haven’t seen Boyhood yet and I’m rather sure I’ll enjoy it, but I still enjoyed hearing Mike and Jay’s thoughts on it, even more so because they were ripping it apart [which is entertaining to me]. Even before hearing their opinions, when seeing some stuff about the film and hearing what the teenage Mason was going to be like, I was slightly worried. It may not bother me as much as it does them, though.
Holy shit! …
She could get a fucking splinter from that window frame! Idiot.
I have been I a few independent films and most of the directors I’ve work with have no idea what they’re doing. One guy just told me “You’re working in an office act like you did for a living.” Those we’re his exact words, he then fired me because I asked him too many questions and it pissed him off.
No Mike, comics aren’t all based around a macguffin. In fact, lots of comics are better and smarter than most current Hollywood flicks.
C’mon guys! NO KEVIN BACON MENTION!? He was like the star of the movie!
It’s never really been creepy when I’ve said that as she’s my age. Huaazh! 😀 I never really said that, though, until the later movies when she became less dorky.
Also, in Canada, the legal age of consent is 16. Then there are stipulations for 12-13 yo within 2 years and 14-15 yo within 5 years.
Snowpiercer is not a blockbuster film in NA by any stretch of the imagination.
You have to suck the joy out of everything.
Gaydians of the Grindaxy?
Grinders of the Gay Laxative?
A Bunch of A-Holes – The Gayening?
Green on Blue: Sisters of Lust?
Rocket Raccoon and Woody – Personal Muscle?
“Tell Me Lies”
Agreed. I think it isn’t safe to make such assumptions about mediums at this point. TV shows were “known” for bad writing and inferior acting in the past, but now we have True Detective, Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad.
Thumbs up for Ewan McDonald, heir to the great McDonald’s Empire.
They may have been referencing Frozen or they may have been simply using a common English saying. Either way, your response was dramatic.
Which is what I’ve been looking for. My agent will be contacting you soon. I’ve got a part for you in my next movie. There’s a girl. She has a pussy. You must fuck her right in it.
Gaygayans of the Gaygayxy.
How does an AVGN hang around work in real life, is it fun or is he just some guy who likes to talk about video games? Allways wondered cus the James and Mike mondays aren’t as fun as the nerd episodes.
Cold never bothered me anyway
Speaking of sucking …
“Oh, Emma, oh my god! …”
Could add that I accidentally watched the Double Dragon episode, that was alot of fun.
The best part is that they’re unlimited.
Just like the soup and salad.
In the future they’ve already been eaten. In the present than haven’t been baked yet.
The infinite mcguffin.
That was dealt with in episode 3. In the temple, just before everything turns to lava and youngman Anakin becomes James Earl Jones.
Damn now I have to watch the whole thing. So little time, I should have not clicked.
He really is cool about cooking french fries.
Marvel really is going to own the world.
I don’t know what’s gonna happen when they run outta Stan Lee and Jack Kirby characters though.
They did with Guardians
If you send them in perhaps Mike will stick them in his mouth.
Reboots, dawns, rises’es, you know the usual.
But it’s a great film
Okay, everyone but Groot.
How bout this: What’s gonna happen when they run out of characters that aren’t 40 years old?
That was Episode 73 about Deliver Us From Evil, Edge of Tomorrow, and ‘Trans4mers’. It’s from last month, but it was uploaded less than a month ago.
If a RLM video is over 45 minutes long, I break out in a dance.
My pal Voldemort wants to fuck her right in the pussy.
“The little kid in me”
Hopefully he’s wearing protection, you pedo.
Yes, and their GotG review, and every other video they upload.
Well, James is awkward but I don’t think it’s because he’s a jerk or doesn’t like his fans, I think it’s because he just isn’t a very outgoing guy, he has to know you pretty well to open up. He’s really kind though and he definitely seems very happy to be doing what he does. I hardly got much time to actually hang out and get to know him or anything but I think he’s just a writer more than he is a natural comedian. Like when AVGN is really good, it’s usually because he’s written some good jokes and stuff. The Spiderman review is him just kind of being himself with someone he’s really comfortable with, but IRL he’s not the most open person for that reason that he needs to get comfortable with people first. It’s awkward but if you get the chance and are a big fan, take it.
Wow, Boyhood was THAT good?
“Is Emma Watson legal?”
I will make her legal!
Woah, woah! What’s with this assault of minor complaints! I’m just kidding. Just fucking a little.
I can’t agree or disagree. Haven’t seen it yet, although I had a chance to last year and I’m currently kicking myself for not taking it.
I was saying his definition of bluckbuster works for those other films because they were successful and banked a lot of money, which is the definition of a blockbuster, and Snowpiercer does not belong in that category.
They reversed the descriptions of Boyhood and GotG in their review. I was continuing their ‘thing’.
My friend said he’s an idiot and that he nose nothing!
Why can’t I own a Canadian?
I was following your pedo thing! I guess I fudged that sketch…
There was a kid who couldn’t have been older than 4 behind me when I saw it, and considering how many people are brutally fucking murdered (though no blood so it’s ok rite), I thought maybe it was a poor choice on the parents’ part.
Wait! I have one to keep the pedo thing up:
“I’m in with the whole pedo thing! But man, did you blew that one in the crib….”
Are you referring to some kind of juice?
And If so, what are you trying to call Taco??
There was a kid who couldn’t have been older than 4 behind me when I saw
it, and considering how many people are brutally fucking murdered
(though no blood so it’s ok rite), I thought maybe it was a poor choice
on the parents’ part.
Gandalf the Gay?
I worked in an office and pretty much all I did was act like I did it for a living.
Hey, how about a spoiler alert?
God bless Canada.
Yep, that’s where you’re supposed to fuck her.
Dildo BaNgings and GanGdalf the Gay.
It was great to hear Jack say “Lay-lutch… thatfeelial?”
By the way, I saw a woman at a restaurant wearing a Domo shirt the other day, and I thought to myself, “Could it… no, probably not.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
That’s why I didn’t
Nope, BLAME Canada.
I think I’ll wait for the girl-on-girl reboot… GaygayAnnes of the Gaygayxx.
You can tell it’s girl-on-girl cause the name ends with XX (as in female chromosomes) and not with XY (male).
Also it is about gay girls who are all called Anne.
To whom it may concern: the Groot is not boy’s but Raccoon’s.
That’s not even that good of a picture of her and I still made a mess in my pantaloons.
Wait, you were in Office Sluts 7???
Mr. Fan, this movie must have just upset you because it wasn’t directed by Michael Bay. There weren’t enough explosions and hot ladies in it.
You ever see “This is 40″? Knocked Up was great and the two little girls, Leslie Mann’s daughters IRL, had minimal roles. It was cute, their lines were funny, and they were well-delivered coming from 7 and 4 year olds. Then, they were in This is 40 and were the most annoying little shits I’ve ever seen.
The oldest one’s role in the movie was just to yell, “MOOOMMMM” the whole time.
Maybe it’s a compound that ISN’T absorbed in the lungs?
It gets in through your skin, you forget about it, go on with your life, then suddenly, 20 years later, you just drop dead.
Free George Lucas? I didn’t even know he was arrested.
We all know who’s going to take Jay’s boyhood.
I once did some Irish Car Bombs in a bar named MacGuffin’s that was in a movie theater. There’s some irony there, right?
And close the basement door while at it.
At 23:41 you can clearly hear Rich Evans.
I was scared that… that you were all coming to get me. That this was a WARNING of some kind.
I still lay awake at night in fear.
“Destroy what’s left of them… in twenty years.”
It would have been great if the kid had played an autistic role for twelve years.
Green gas is that guy who made that movie about Matt Damon and gardening.
He also made a movie about Toto Cutugno winning the 1990 Eurovision contest, thus bringing about the breakup of Yugoslavia through years of war, genocide and ethnic cleansing.
But they had to change the title from “Together: 1992″ to “United 93″ due to some copyright issues.
My favorite scene in Episode III was when Anikan whipped out that lightsaber of his in front of the kids and went to town. That’s what everyone was waiting for.
Twelve years worth of Oscars, right there.
I think you mean enema. Much more effective.
Haha! I know what Mike is talking about, folks in my screening were all collectively tense, you could feel it…Indian kid + sawblade = bloody sawblade head! But it didn’t happen. Still I dug both Boyhood and GotG, and overall, most of the offerings I saw in theaters this summer was pretty darn good.
Red Letter Media referencing Brian Butterfield – made my day, that did.
That’s what tranquilizing blow darts are for.
Like Horse Ninja.
With their powers combined, Captain Plinkett appears.
Well, technically, prequels were made 22 years later…
But they did do their best to destroy what was left.
That floating bottleneck.
That’s what friend are for!
Go back to the AV Club, you pretentious hack.
You ain’t afraid of no Guests!
Linklater’s arthouse-y films don’t work because they are boring, meandering and indulge in navel-gazing. Just because you create crisis, conflict and goals for your characters doesn’t mean you gotta turn your precious film into Transformers Fucking 3.
Judging by the start of this comment, I thought this was going to be about Boyhood.
Or, you know, politely ask for her to leave, citing that her crying child is disruptive. Or, I guess you could just jump to murder, if you are some sort of souless psychopath.
Ooohh… I’ve made that joke before…
Even though it strangely disappears in the wide shot.
CHAPTER 3 PARAGRAPH 1
IF YOU LIKED GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY THEN YOU ARE A VIRGINAL, BASEMENT DWELLING, SOCIALLY AWKWARD, VAGINAPHOBIC, PLEBEIAN, IGNORANT, WHITE, ANAL RETENTIVE/EXPULSIVE, MYSOGYNISTIC, HOMOSEXUAL, PATERNALISTIC, CHAUVANISTIC, COCKGOBBLING, PILLOWBITING, POINDEXTER MOTHERFUCKING, QUEER. ADDITIONALLY YOU ARE A RAPE MYTH PROMOTING, SMUT PEDDLING, MANBABY WHO HIDES HIS PEE PEE IN A COMIC BOOK DIAPER BECAUSE NO GIRL WOULD TALK TO YOUR FAT, PALE, AWKWARD, ACNE ENCRUSTED ASS. IT IS A KNOWN FACT THAT WOMEN DON’T ENJOY ACTION ADVENTURE OR ANY KIND OF VIOLENCE IN VIDEO GAMES OR MOVIES. NO WOMEN WATCHED THE HUNGER GAMES, OR HAVE EVER PLAYED CALL OF DUTY OR EVEN THE LEGEND OF ZELDA. THEY CERTAINLY DON’T COSPLAY AT COMIC BOOK CONVENTIONS AND THEY DON’T READ ANYTHING BECAUSE IT IS HARD FOR THEIR PEA SIZED FALLOPIAN OBSESSED BRAINS WHICH IS WHY FEMINISTS INVENTED THE OXYGEN NETWORK TO TRY AND PUMP MORE OXYGEN INTO THEIR WOMBSPACE. YOU IMMATURE, SHITEATING, CUNT OBSESSED, FAGGOTS NEED TO LEARN TO HAVE SOME TASTE AND CLASS, AND MORE EVER HOW TO RESPECT WOMEN. BECAUSE ENTHUSING ABOUT GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY IS A ONE WAY TICKET TO THE PERMANENT SAUSAGE PARTY OF COMIC BOOK FANTASY.
horses can’t ninja
wow and they have such poor grammer too
I guess this confirms that Mike & Jay are followers of Tarvuism, which is understandable given it’s SO easy to join.
I think Leonardo DiCaprio missed the chance of his lifetime. Wait that’s not how to be autistic.
I haven’t seen Boyhood so I can’t comment on it. But I agree with Kings of Summer, I really enjoyed that one.
Butterfield is SUCH a specific parody though, I assumed most non-Brits would be fairly incredulous to it. Here’s the original: http://youtu.be/EM1q7CAYlpI Used to be on Channel 5 a lot.
My guess from your language is you are one of those “mens right activist” types who are angry that women won’t date you and rather than accept life isn’t “fair” (although even that word suggests undue entitlement) you spend your life blaming women instead and trying to find fault with them however you can.
Here, not ‘hear’.
He also spelled grammer wrong. How ironic!
It’s On Demand if you have cable
I always wanted to reenact Boogie Nights
Never heard of her before now, but I must be getting so old as that picture of her does nothing for me. But this one does.
It’s the short hair. 😀
Preeetttttyyyy sure he was being sarcastic.
they’ll see it in droves
Facepalm. It’s spelled grammar not grammer, guy.
I thought they’d lost some weight… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWgwJfbeCeU
I had a quick debate with myself to either break character or casually be a bit of a troll. My better angels won out.
So now I’m going to have to dissect and contextualize the joke thus killing any chance of it being funny to you. That up there is parody, my friend. There was a pair of users who was likely some 4chan inspired wannabe troll who was essentially throwing out bait that was sadly quite similar to this hoping to stir some drama that comic book movies are for nerds who are afraid of girls and that girls don’t like comic books and or movies. And then of course went on to say that comic books and movies deriving thereof are gay. Then went the other direction from being of the frathouse anti nerd mindset to announcing that other users were misogynistic objectifying chauvinists. Typical flame-bait type stuff from a couple of guys hoping they can troll a random forum for lulz. Instead they got jokes made at their expense as no one took them seriously as this place’s culture is a set of Matryoshka dolls’ worth of ironies within ironies in the first place.
So I penned a post in their honor hoping to capture all the wonderful internal contradictions of their internet personas. And yes one of them did make an incredibly long shouty post filled with ad hominem’s as modeled above.
Damn, they should have gone for Natalie Portman while they had the chance.
In his defense my first draft of this post wasn’t as obvious as the subsequent edit.
“I just can’t believe all the things people say, controversy” – Queen.
I know I was trolling
Trolling someone who’s trolling, who’s trolling someone who’s trolling? How deep can this hole go?
Yeah like I said he spelled it wrong, despite complaining about grammer – although technically I suppose his was a spelling error, just as bad though if you are going to correct people make sure not to screw up yourselve
Dudes are right about BOYHOOD. 100% In fact, I think their review is the first completely objective and factual summation of a film I’ve ever encountered. I didn’t even think it was possible.
And, I’m already so sick of GUARDIANS that I didn’t even watch the second half (in the bag). That movie was predictable, ceaseless, formulaic, and over-stuffed. Where are all the people who tore DAWN a new one for its cardboard characters, when it comes to this? Fucking thing was an insult to Cancer. Awesome Mix Tape 2. Oh, fanboys. Bite me.
Did Mike and Jay like it? Oh, of course they did. They can’t be correct all the time.
Just half (in the bag).
i wasn’t really trolling i made a mistake…and then claimed I was trolling to try and cover it up
You mean Disney is gonna own the world.
And, you’re wrong.
It’s gonna be zombies, talking apes or cockroaches that own the world. My money is still on the cockroaches.
It’s okay I was lying, too.
It might not, but I believe it will.
If it weren’t for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, BOYHOOD would be the most over-rated film of my lifetime.
(I’ve been practicing hyperbole. Howzit working?)
I am going to stand by my last comment for now, but the facts may be subjected to a further change at a time of my choosing
Soon the world will know Rich Evans’ wrath!
I’m the troll trolling the troll disguised as another troll.
You should have written in bold, too.
*something that rhymes with ‘clucking bell’*
Are you an old fossil…
Ya know, like me?
“comic books and movies deriving thereof are gay”
To be fair, the X-Men movies are super gay..super gay, get it?
But yeah, trolls gonna troll.
learn how to spell gramar right.
i know right, its so ironic.
Hey, I have an ex wife too.
That’s life, laugh with it 😉
Is Emma in Boston Legal?
She sure is.
Was the director Claudio Fagrasso?
You went to two theatrical screenings in a day? Cool, I only do that on the rare occasion that I’m at a film festival.
Disney already does, don’t they?
Zombies, apes and cockroaches are overrated. Although the roaches in my apartment seem to think they own the place.
Does anyone feel sympathy for the bag of popcorn and three beers that get Tonya Harding’d at the start of each HtitsB episoda?
And your comment reminded me of the fact that I gave RLM one of their movies. I’ve never been able to see it on the VHS shelf, unlike other crap I’ve sent in. Will it be operational when the Plinkett review arrives? Will the Olson’s once more rule the direct to video market?
By the oxygenated womb-space, I would laugh until I lost my voice if someone walked in looking like that.
“What do you MEAN we’re out of Pizza Rolls?!”
Pedophiles: they’re just kidding around.
Of course you hated Gardens, you DC Fanboy. Us Marvelites have you figured out. It’s right in your name, “Pa Kent”. Why don’t you suck on some kryptonite? I’ll be here enjoying good films with all the other people who want to taste Chris Pratt are right.
[b]can you write in bold?[/b]
A world run by cockroaches?
Quick, somebody call Studio Executive!
*La la la la la la.*
Sorry, I can’t here you.
Lat, you’re replying to me, not Mr. Fan. I forgive you this time, but next time you owe me two space dollars.
Soon he’ll be sending pizza rolls in the mail for posting answers on his webzone
I read your comment and then got the taste of blueberries in my mouth.
That leads me to believe you’re joking. My blueberry senses never lie, especially when they tingle.
Don’t forget to oxygenate your wombspace.
I really enjoyed The Way, way Back. Steve Carell plays a pretty good asshole.
I trust you on that one, as you seem to have a particularly gifted memory for all things RLM. I thought it had to be from the Winter Soldier episode because the directors and Community. It’s okay.
That’s not very objective, Lat. Did you compare your results with anything else? If not, your comment seemingly being exclusive to Boyhood is moot.
I’d be willing to be that you could find vapid fluff reviews for nearly every film, both good and bad [reviews/movies]. The good reviews for Guardians of the Galaxy? Yeah, they’re probably filled with the same group-think critics writing the same types of reviews, same with the bad reviews.
Also, are you saying critics were better at a certain time in history when you write “Critics these days”? Which time would that be?
That’s not ironic, though. Merely coincidental. What’s ironic is that your comment reminded me of that Alanis Morissette song where she sings about ironic shit and her references weren’t even ironic. Now that’s ironic. Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?
Judging by your user name, I guess you sent them the Dance of Birth, right?
Rich Evans refused the lead as Nova, because after Space Cop, he feared he could get typecasted.
You know those people Jay and Mike talk about when it comes to sucking all the fun out of stuff, especially films? Yeah, that’s you. Guardians was fucking brilliant. A breath of fresh air in fact.
Not a big fan of Marvel, or comic book related films in general – apart from Dredd, which was the dogs fucking balls – but GoTG was immense. If they are wise, they should distance themselves from all the other Marvel throw away shit and have this as a standalone trilogy. It’ll be the trilogy of films the new Star Wars trilogy wishes it was and they aren’t even out yet.
776 comments? Aw, damn. Am I too late to point out Michael Apted already did this?
Wait, is ‘dogs balls’ good?
The ‘dogs balls’ means it was the ‘bee’s knees’,
Yes, as well as (thank Darth Plagius it wasn’t picked) Cat Sitter and other weird tapes and DVDs. I live near two thrift stores, two pot dispensaries and a video rental store with over 50,000 titles. A golden combination!
This episode should be called “We didn’t have time to film the sketches.”
Which he is. What’s your point?
Hey, do you want to help me get some shredded baby bits out of my garbage disposal?
I know! It’s far more obnoxious!
Yes, it was mentioned.
Well you sir are a legend. Without you, there would be no Wheel of the Worst. Or maybe there would, I don’t know.
Well obviously this post engine doesn’t use bbcode. How do you get bold?
Domo, you are a god damn genius.
Or Best Worst Movie
I’m surprised they didn’t make note of the fact that Peter Serafinowicz from GotG is also the voice of Darth Maul in the Phantom Menace.
Someone should really make a youtube of Darth Maul saying “What a bunch of A-holes!”
That was the plot of Wall-E, right!
Linklater is good with drama when he’s not the writing it like in Scanner Darkly.
Aw dude, don’t empower him in trolling.
I would like to think so. However, considering the short time between my mailing DoB and the first episode, the wheel concept was probably already in motion.
I’d seen some significant backlash against Boyhood, but I honestly thought they’d be overly harsh on Guardians and praise Boyhood. The opposite happened.
What other weird videos have you sent them? Hopefully you didn’t send them that, uh, “secret” video of me and that intern during my time as Supreme Chancellor.
Oh, an early CGI compilation, a Miley Cyrus movie, “Demons”, “Cry for the Penguin”, “Space Sentinels” ( which I had forgotten about before noticing it in the last BotW), a Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the Joseph Story, some weird compilation with Bill Hicks and Sid Vicious and others, said Olson film (which I had also forgotten until your post). I’m sure there’s more that I can’t recall. Over the 15 months or so I’ve managed to spot most of the VHS tapes; DVDs are practicaly impossible between the small cases and glare. I encourage everyone to send them weird or stupid stuff you find, because media mail is cheap.
I would love for them to do a BotW on awful animated films. One company that makes just hilariously bad cartoons is called Dingo Pictures. This one (called Dinosaur Adventure) is my personal favorite.
Is Rich Evans not being born in a manger the sad part?
Gotta love that white kids show host dancing!
Please stop this.
I know it’s become customary amongst the RLM forum’s lancepesades to celebrate their millenial posts with some sort of “special comment”. They mistakenly think that the number of posts here equals some sort of “score”, rather than a badge of unholy shame. Alas, I spent mine thanking the maestro Len Kabasinski for his whatupbroness on a different page (and, frankly, I’m still a die-hard aficionado of the duodecimal system favored by the ancient Romans, so fuck all y’all centenarian bitches!).
Nevertheless, I’m not one to flout local custom. So here is my special post, in game show format, the winner being the first person to answer the question correctly. A special prize is at stake*, which isn’t at all related to drug cash laundered from a Russian crime syndicate.
Which of the following statements about me is NOT true?
1) I am an accomplished homebrewer of Atari 2600 video games, with several popular titles in development.
2) I am an award-winning author of Joss Whedon-related fanfiction.
3) I was once a highly sought-after 145-lb Wrestling prospect, with a perfect regional record (all-wins, all-pins).
4) In my spare time, I build small-scale replica castles, including a 1:80 LEGO recreation of Transylvana’s Bran Castle (home of the infamous Vlad “Dracula” Tepes) which was featured in a LEGO-sponsored exhibit at their Lincoln Plaza flagship store in NYC.
5) Over the course of a certain ten-year period of my life, I’ve been an ecstasy dealer, a grocery-delivery boy, a Starbucks barista, a systems administrator for a multinational dotcom company, a graphic designer, homeless, a restaurateur, a video producer for the third largest beauty company in the world, the Best Man at four weddings.
6) I drink approximately 2.3 gallons of vodka per week, but absolutely no beer at all.
7) I was a published poet at age thirteen.
*Only one answer per contestant, please. The winner will be paid a visit in the middle of the night, on a certain distant, unspecified date. They will neither hear not see anything, and will experience very little pain and/or discomfort**.
**That’s what she said.
When the Hell do we get the next Plinkett Review?
The goat’s scrotum
The cow’s udder
This year has been the year of great smart/fun blockbuster movies.
FUCK YOUR SPACE CURRENCY!! END THE SPACE FED!! SPACE RON PAUL 3012!!
Your comment about how my comment wasn’t ironic but it ironically reminded you of an ironic song by Alanis Morissette iironically reminded me of an ironic song by Bo Burnham called Ironic.
Each irony is so dense, there’s so much irony going on in it.
I’m surprised nobody’s said anything about the post credits scene of GotG, where, (SPOILER ALERT!), Howard the Duck makes a cameo!
Edgiest comment I’ve seen you make on this site. And you make a lot of comments on this site.
I’m about as far as you can get from being “Marvel guy” without being “anti-Marvel guy”. I don’t hate their movies but the only ones I really liked were Avengers and Iron Man 1 (and kind of Winter Soldier). But even I’d say you’d have to be a real asshole to hate Guardians.
It’s basically a cross between Ghostbusters and Fifth Element – like watching one of those cool adventure movies from the 80s and early 90s with the cast of rogues, a story with an actual beginning, middle, and end, and not driven by promoting some other hyped thing. It’s basically the movie I wish Marvel had been making this whole time.
The girl who plays Louis CK’s youngest daughter on his FX show is funny as hell.
But isn’t that basically how kids at that age talk? Especially American kids who haven’t experienced any real suffering or anything from the real world? Seems like pseudo-philosophical vapidity would be appropriate.
Howard the Duck makes a cameo?
Not in today’s internet content-aggregation culture. It’s better now to be contrarian than to follow the crowd. No movie gets 99% on RT by a fluke or peer pressure.
Yes. I haven’t seen the movie, but I did hear rumors about it, and it seems like it’s true. Look it up, I am dead fucking serious. Despite that, I still would like to see the movie.
No, movies are made for whatever the filmmaker(s) make them for.
That’s right. Howard the Duck is back baby!
YOU FORGOT THE CAPS!
Whoa, when did Armond White take over RLM?
I haven’t seen Boyhood so I’m not saying they’re wrong, but it’s probably the first time I’ve seen them so far on the outside of the overwhelming consensus. Out of 168 RT reviews, 2 are unfavorable and one of those is 2.5/4. In face, the overall weighted score is 9.4/10 (among top critics it’s 9.8/10). To not just dislike it but hate it is dangerously close to “12 Years a Slave is torture-porn” territory.
Just like jayman said
Also, found this.
I thought something similar except for your “12 Years a Slave is torture-porn” comment. That’s a bit much. I feel they’re just giving their honest thoughts of the film and aren’t trying to be sensationalist. A lot of reviewers liked the film, but not every audience member did as it’s sitting at 92% currently. That means 8% of people gave it a 3/5 or less. Their opinion isn’t that unpopular.
Where does he get off thinking he can just make a cameo at the end of the film? Like, seriously, what the duck?
PS – That dog in the spacesuit was funny and Howard the Duck was voiced by Seth Green.
Well, Officer Rich Kowalski basically stole his apartment, so he has nothing else better to do.
12 years a Slave is torture porn tho.Steve Mcqueen is a hack.
I think I’ll choose number C.
The green mist had nothing to do with it.
The turkey’s hooves.
“If only it were that simple.” – Some ovulating girl
Guess, I am, the only one who didn’t like this movie… it’s one of those feelings of “What planet am I on” where this movie made a 96 percent in Rotten Tomatoes score. The tonal shifts were like a kick in the ass, very few “funny” parts, alot of it was just stupid humor. It was a very schizophrenic movie
Oh, sweet! I didn’t know you could underline.
I can italicize:
I can bold:
I can underline:
And I can strike through:
For a 3 hour movie that’s slow and has no plot, a 92% audience rating is pretty phenomenal. And no, I don’t think they’re trying to be Armond White for real, but it’s worth mentioning that it’s the first time they’ve been this far contrary on something.
CONGRATULATIONS: You are fucking wrong. Also, you didn’t answer the question in any satisfactory way
Was I ever forced to dress up in a clown costume by my dick boss Angel at the grocery store because I was the only white guy working there other than the butcher who was 50 years old and three-hundred pounds because Puerto Ricans think white people make better clowns and he wanted to do a stupid 4th of July store promotion that didn’t make no goddamned sense?
What was that?
Up until 20 minutes ago I didn’t know either, only saw others doing it.
Sounds like my sex life.
Bah, you over privileged hack.
It’s fine, he’s with us 😉
One of us! One of us! Gooble goble! Gooble goble!
You’re not alone, I hated Boyhood too.
“What do you mean, ‘troll’ people?”
Schindler’s List is torture porn.
Only thing about Guardians I didn’t like is that the poster lies – Starlord never shoots a laser. I miss lasers. Now everything in movies has to be some kind of invisible concussion weapon that just makes a loud THUD noise. Come on, lasers are fucking cool.
The vodka thing.
And The Killing Fields…
Shame is the best movie of the past decade at least. It’s this generation’s Taxi Driver.
Wait, did you also appear as a creepy juggler in a B-movie AND at Dick Evan’s birthday party?
I can’t say yes.
Shame is just like every Mcqueen film.Visually compelling but completely dry intellectually.There are 100 movies out there that offer more to chew on as far as themes of addiction and loneliness go and they are not prententious and boring about it as well.
If only Richard Linklather made a gimmicky, multi-decade movie about my life.
Can’t say it doesn’t sound like fun
“The Killing Fields”…
All right, another movie for me to see.
It’s a Shame you didn’t like the film.
Jesus FUCKING Christ, when the hell is TapewormBike going to come back? This pun-void is killing me!
I am super impressed by the ratings as well and I agree the high audience rating is phenomenal.
I haven’t seen the film yet so I can’t say much from about it, but with that said, I feel that many people rating the film [critics and audience alike] were moved by how they could relate with the film and by the gimmick of Mason literally aging before their very eyes with a story that probably often reflects the mundanity real life.
It might not be so-much how great the film’s story was [I’d argue this film is borderline experimental … hey-o!] but the emotions, memories, thoughts, feelings, etc. that the film elicits from the audience. I know I can forgive certain aspects of a film, even sometimes glaring flaws, if I feel a very strong and/or visceral reaction from a film.
It’s the same reason I forgave Gravity’s hammy dialogue because I loved everything else about it as someone who enjoys science fiction [yes, it’s debatable whether or not this is science fiction, but the definition is braod enough that this classifies as such since it’s in a undetermined future set in space] and space. I even forgave some of the errors when it comes to the orbital times, satellite debris, space suit cooling systems, etc because the film isn’t really about that and doesn’t have to be.
Anyway, to go back on track, I feel that Mike and Jay value stories in movies and the lack of one/aimlessness of Boyhood didn’t jive with them, probably more-so with Mike than Jay. Jay seemed disappointed yet Mike seemed a bit pissed. Haha. Add on top of that a whiny, trying to-be-deep teenager in Mason and I can see why they may not enjoy the film.
It ends with a rap battle.
Yeah, that pretensious cocksucker who thinks there’s a life beyond this.
He left us alone, the bastard!
“Starlord never shoots a laser.”
I guess you missed all those times when he shoots a laser. Either that or I had memories of him shooting a laser implanted into my brain somehow.
you were a published poet at age thirteen?
I miss Tapeworm[s].
I don’t want to spam on your comments, but you’re on a roll here.
This is America, Mitch. All hoods end in a rap battle.
What the fuck???
You believe everything except that I’m a raging drunk?
Oh no, I also believe you’re a raging drunk.
Therefore, 2.3 gallons a week is cutting it low.
Think you could fool me, huh?
If Boyhood ever received a 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes I would lose all faith in mankind
I’ve had this sitting for a ling while now.
Already there, Good Sir.
I’m not bragging, I just went to see Tree of Life.
Really? Another one who’s not smart enough to have “figured out” that my username is not praise but sarcasm? Hm, thought you were brighter than that, Taco. Probably all the time spent reading really dumb comic books. It’s had an effect. Makes you confuse “good films” with predictable, ceaselessly silly, desperately jittery, over-saturated junk, too.
“Marvelites.” Adults? Too funny.
Nearly all indie art house films get high scores like that because they’re watched by less people. It’s pretty amazing that Guardians can have 90+% on RT!
Haven’t these hacks ever heard of carbon monoxide? It’s odorless and colourless – your wife won’t even know what her! Oh, I mean video repair men…
Nope, I’m wrong. “The Aristocrats” is where Provenza frolics in the sheer pointlessness of bad language. Satiristas is where he wonders what it’s all been worth.
The cat’s ass.
I would too. How could a film like that ever get such a low score of only 96%?
It’s currently sitting at 99%.
“Probably all the time spent reading really dumb comic books.”
Haha! Joke’s on you! I can’t even read …
Either you’re dancing with me or your comment is unintentionally ironic. I’ve a feeling it’s the latter.
YOU SHOULD PROOF-READ BEFORE YOU HIT ‘POST’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also, spare me the Bronson video. I’ve yet to see the film and you’ve been spoiling it for me!
There’s a #7? Why haven’t Mike and Jay reviewed it yet? They’ve reviewed all the others.
I hope this person doesn’t find out about the comments on YouTube, or they will REALLY be upset.
Hell yes! I’d love to see both Lora Story and Gillian on future BOTW panels.
Depicting genuine suffering and lack of opportunity is racist now? Holy shit, you people.
Which of the following RLM lancesauruses can write whatever he wants and still be playing this game by the rules (mostly)?
Wrong. It’s both of them, and here’s my one answer in seven parts, to essay your question, corporal.
1) True about Atari, because autodidacts are always tinkering with shit like that, but false about development, although you did work awhile in someone else’s shop, till you decided they were all cunts.
2) False. Nobody who gives a shit about Whedon fan-fiction enough to judge its merits formally would care for what you’d write, if you wrote any, which you “never would, except, okay, that one time” but didn’t submit because “anyway they’re all cunts.”
3) True that you wrestled, likely well enough to be sought after, but false that it was highly. The guy who scouted you liked your moves, but his boss didn’t, the cunt.
4) False, in a repeat of 1), 2), and 3).
5) True. Your peremptory tone is straight off the street, where you wound up after you pissed away all you had. But when you had what you had, you had it aaaaaaalllll.
6) False. 2.3 gallons of vodka per week is what you used to consume, but not anymore, because no one who can write worth a shit ever did it drunk – not once, not e-vahhhh – knob-jobbing biographies to the contrary notwithstanding. And you can take that to the bank and smoke it, along with a bag of hammers you can use to rape the memory of Tennessee Williams’ cunt.
7) True, and I believe we’ve all seen why.
I’m so confused… you know grammar is spelled with an a and not an e, right?
Well considering it’s only been released in art houses so far…
Jay was at least pretty thoughtful about it, but Mike seemed to only want to talk about it with that annoyed groan that he usually reserves for Michael Bay and found-footage horror movies.
I can’t decide if you’re trolling or if you honestly think grammar is spelled with an e.
huh they allow html injection. I hope they scrubbed the script command.
Is that a fart I hear at the 11 minute mark?
Still waiting for your response to this grammar/grammer controversy.
You also wrote “yourselve” when I’m pretty sure you meant “yourself.” Please respond. Surprisingly though, you used “ironic” in the correct manner, so points there.
Boyhood is what happens when a film student/hack mistakes origninality for creativity and craftiness for talent. Ouch.
Feels so good to be back commenting and hatin´. I´ve missed this. It´s not wasted time. This is so wothwhile. You know it.
Apparently to really enjoy “Boyhood” you need to see it with the right audience. From Los Angeles Craigslist:
You Farted During “Boyhood” – mw4m (Pasadena)
There we were, just enjoying a nice quiet Saturday night at the movies. A slow mover, Linklater’s “Boyhood.” Some popcorn. A few sodas. Nothing really happens in the film, we found. For about 90 minutes or so we stare listlessly at the screen. It’s a thinking man’s film, I say. Beautifully shot. It’s about life, and death and relationships and things of that nature. Just then, at a brief, carefully-timed cinematic pause in dialogue, an enormous fart from somewhere in the back pierces an otherwise silent movie theatre. It had the impact of a baseball bat hitting a leather couch, or George Foreman working the heavy bag. Whack. Loud, deep and masculine.The seat cushion heroically absorbed most of the blow, but not enough that each and every person in the movie theatre instantly burst into nervous laughter. The laughter continued for what felt like a good 5 minutes, until tears streamed down our faces. Even well after the blast, we quietly chuckled to ourselves with a ‘remember the time that guy farted in the movie theatre’ gleam in our eyes. And just like that, with a soft chuckle and a deep breath, we were back into the film. Things happened, people drove around Texas, relationships came and went, there was crying, there was hope. It was as if we had all forgotten about the fart that had brought us together that night. As the sun began to set on screen, the teenage boy, no longer a boy, transitions into an adult, before our very eyes, and looks, intently, lustfully into a young girls eyes, as if to lean in for a kiss, and braaaaaaap. Another fart from the back row, like two giant hands clapping together, and the screen goes dark, roll credits. We decided, after laughing our way out of the theatre, and all the way home, that this was the best movie that we had ever seen. I imagine the lone fartist sauntering off into the sunset. His work here done. If only I could say thank you, kind sir. You are truly a master of your craft.
They’re all true. You Maniac! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!
Hack accusation seconded.
12 Years is more over-the-top, unintentionally hilarious melodrama than torture porn though.
McQueen’s hackitude was solidified for me in Shame when he plopped his camera on a stand in a restaurant and recorded Fassbender and date aimlessly share pointless small talk for 10 unedited minutes. Insufferable.
The man’s films all deal with interesting themes/ subject matter, but his exploration and depiction of said subject matters are best, hollow.
Having a feeling of deja vu?
I don’t know, I liked Bullit.
It’s kinda sad I mean he does have the ability to create memorable images and he constantly gets good performances out of his actors.It’s those damn scripts of his that don’t offer us anything of value.
The Elephants floppy-dops.
Well, I wouldn’t know what they allow.
I only know that it works 😉
Well fuck me, ironically.
You guys are crazy. Boyhood was the best time of my life!
…ba dum tss
You might not have seen Starlord shooting lasers, but your brain did.
They’re all true! And Soylent Green is made out of people! They’re making our food out of people. . . . You’ve gotta tell ’em, you’ve gotta tell ’em! . . . Soylent Green is people!
They’re all true! And it’s a cookbook!
Dawn of Justice just got moved to March 2016. WB scared yo.
They fear the wrath of the great Richard William Thomas Evans III.
They’ve got so many different properties and titles, they could honestly branch out and do some non-superhero stuff. Or start making weird “what-if” movies.
Planet of the apes, soylent green…
Yet, God knows I love them all.
Don’t forget The Twilight Zone.
It can’t be just nostalgia.
Things really were better those days.
I have The Twilight Zone engraved in my mind after so many years…
– The stopwatch that stopped the world
– Mr. Death
– The guy who saw light in the face of who was going to die
– The time in the future when all people’s faces were distorted and the normal by today’s standards were freaks
– The prisioner in the asteroid with an android woman
– Shatner and the plane gremlin
– Shatner and the fortune telling machine
– The paralyzed guy everyone thought was dead
– The guy who travels back in time when he visits his home town
Bah, sorry for the long post.
Started going down on the memory lane.
Nah I didn’t get to see them in the same day. I had passes to see Boyhood a bit before it came out. Guardians I did pay to see opening night and had a lot of fun with.
Well, Watchmen was released in March. Maybe Snyder is doing a James Cameron with Titanic/Avatar.
There is clearly a sense of irony in Mason whining about that, while he is fine using skype to talk to his dad.
I think the film does capture a sense of profundity in its simple moments, like when young Mason lingers his view on a dead bird in a moment of realization of death and end, juxtaposed with the rather short-sighted and naive perception of life-ever-lasting.
The Lego Movie was certainly fun, but it’s no more than a series of referential and sarcastic humour, with a rather patronizing and tired theme attached to it. Seriously, how much do we need to be reminded that “being ourselves” and to not be “conformists” is special or insightful any more? It’s nothing more than cute.
300, Alice in Wonderland, and The Hunger Games all killed in their respective March releases.
And then somebody farts.
Man, you really want people to know that you dislike the film, eh? And you seem to be at issue with those that do like it. Trying to prove something?
Although I have a general dislike of flatulence, I did laugh at that.
RLM hated The Amazing Spider-Man 2 yet it’s being advertised on their webzone?
YOU HACK FRAUD SELL-OUTS!!!!!!!!!!
I clicked the link anyway. I’m entitled to recognition for my act.
Hey, wanna hear something funny but true?
I had just sneezed when I received the e-mail with your text.
Even did a double take when I saw it.
My lacerated scrotum.
I completely disagree. From the ingeniously crafted critique on the now overused concept of destiny to the perfectly intertwined elements of both self referential and situational comedy, I feel that the Lego Movie offered something completely different from your average Hollywood animation. And even if it isn’t really as unique as I believe, I’d still argue that it follows the alleged formula better than most films could.
And at the end of the day it still managed to be an emotionally engaging film the whole way through. Yes, the anti conformist message is there, but at the same time Emmet is sort of the audience’s personal reminder that being an average schlub that drinks over priced coffe and listens to pop music is perfectly okay. In fact the flaws that were represented in Wildstyle’s character seemed to go out of its way to remind people that trying to be different for the sake of being different leads to a life of insecurity.
I dunno, maybe I’m simply reading WAY too much into a kid’s movie, but at least I feel that’s more than “cute.”
Interesting. So realistic characters expressing their emotions is unrealistic. Were you emotionally repressed growing up by any chance? It seems you’d have little to no problem with a typical film of characters expressing their emotions, but when a film realistically presents it, then all of a sudden it’s a problem.
I’ve had moments just like that scene with my parents, because I’m a human and I expressed my emotions to them, as well as they to me. Also, people in real life speak in exposition all the fucking time.
But I guess when a mom tells her son (as mine did to me) “I’ll miss you so much, I love you.”, that’s somehow “signposting.”
Speak for yourself. The moments I remember most in life are the series of small ones; like intimate conversations and fun with family, friends, girls, etc. The culmination of all those moments is basically the tapestry of my life.
Those are the moments when I look back I cherish the most.
The ‘big moments’ are there, but they don’t seem to have that same impact on me a the culmination of all those ‘small moments’ do.
Speak for yourself. As I recall my own life, the moments I value most in life are the series of small ones, the moments in the fringes; like intimate conversations and/or fun with family, friends, girls, etc. The culmination of all those moments is basically the tapestry of my life.
Those are the moments when I look back I cherish the most.
The ‘big moments’ are there, but they don’t seem to have that same impact on me as the culmination of all those ‘small moments’ do.
I think the reason this film had such an impact on me is that it did not rely on those big cliche moments that I already know so well, but the small moments in the fringes I often forget were so impactful in shaping me.
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Interesting. So realistic characters expressing their emotions is unrealistic. Were you emotionally repressed growing up by any chance? It seems you’d have little to no problem with a typical film of characters expressing their emotions, but when a film realistically presents it, then all of a sudden it’s a problem.
I’ve had moments just like that scene with my parents, because I’m a human and I expressed my emotions to them, as well as they to me. Also, people in real life speak in exposition all the fucking time.
It seems that this film just can’t win, as it’s either too dramatic or not dramatic enough.
Downvoat cuz u don’t have Adblock and it is 2014.
Those were actually sound effects added in post because test audiences hated the film as it was, and the filmakers needed something to rally the moviegoers into liking the film.
Look for similar effects added to Tranformers part XIV and Smurfs VII
But I guess when a mom tells her son when he goes of on his own (as mine did to me) “I’ll miss you so much, I feel like I’m not needed anymore.”, that’s somehow “signposting.”
On ze title card for this HtitsB episöde, it looks like the boy from BOyhood (poster in center) is trying to touch Mike, however Jay is trying to lean in and touch ze boy.
I knew kids in high school that used to say that in jest all the time.
“it would be an interesting exercise to watch it side-buy-side with ‘The Fellowship of the Ring, if only to witness first-hand how the mundane occurrences in Mason’s slow but inevitable metamorphosis from fresh-faced boy to teenage douchebag measures up against the progress of the brave, put-upon hobbits, as they evade Nazguls and roving bands of orcs on their long journey to Mordor.”
Because that’s a totally fair comparison between two completely different films with two completely different intentions…
To be quite honest, and as much as I am entertained by and enjoy LoTR, I can see myself going back to Linklater’s Before series and Boyhood much more throughout my life, as they resonated with me much more intimately and honestly throughout. Hobbits running about through parades of CG battles of splendor can only do so much. In fact, it bores me now with every attempt to re-watch it.
“Boyhood strikes me as the kind of film that would have bored me rigid 15 years ago but that I would have claimed to like in the hope that my approval would portray me as the type of deep and soulful individual who girls want to have sex with.”
A veiled (though obviously not-so-subtle) attack of character on anyone who likes and enjoys Boyhood. Because they must only be pretentious hipster twirps looking to score sex.
So he’s like a typical American teenager then. So pretentious, Linklater!
I have AdBlock [it’s disabled for RLM] and you’re right, it is 2014.
Hmm…..Mike is pretty vehement about Boyhood. I wonder if he’ll do a Plinkett review on it.
Hahaha, dream on, jayman.
(That’s not to say Boyhood deserves a Plinkett review, but that it would be interesting to see. Or at least funny.)
I don’t know about YOU but I was changed forever after MASTURBATION. I mean, I’m doing it RIGHT NOW!
My point is, Mason could of used more of a back story of HOW he got the identity we just end up seeing. WHY he thinks the way he does. IS he a robot, yes or no?
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the film. I just felt that by the end, it had gotten into John Hughes-y territory with the whole ‘parents (and/or other authority figures) are big repressive meanies and kids are precious little creative darlings.’
Of course kids want to hear something that. It reinforces their black-and-white views of the world.
And I felt the film was less about being “different” and more about being free and willing to truly express oneself, particularly creatively.
A more interesting question is on the supposed free-will of the Legos themselves!
Really, though, did “Baby’s Day Out” deserve a Plinkett review?
Of course it did.
“There we were, just enjoying a nice quiet Saturday night at the
movies. A slow mover, Linklater’s “Boyhood.” Some popcorn. A few sodas.
Nothing really happens in the film, we found. For about 90 minutes or so
we stare listlessly at the screen. It’s a thinking man’s film, I say.
Beautifully shot. It’s about life, and death and relationships and
things of that nature. Just then, at a brief, carefully-timed cinematic
pause in dialogue, an enormous fart from somewhere in the back pierces
an otherwise silent movie theatre. It had the impact of a baseball bat
hitting a leather couch, or George Foreman working the heavy bag. Whack.
Loud, deep and masculine.The seat cushion heroically absorbed most of
the blow, but not enough that each and every person in the movie theatre
instantly burst into nervous laughter. The laughter continued for what
felt like a good 5 minutes, until tears streamed down our faces.
Even well after the blast, we quietly chuckled to ourselves with a ‘remember
the time that guy farted in the movie theatre’ gleam in our eyes. And
just like that, with a soft chuckle and a deep breath, we were back into
the film. Things happened, people drove around Texas, relationships
came and went, there was crying, there was hope. It was as if we had all
forgotten about the fart that had brought us together that night. As
the sun began to set on screen, the teenage boy, no longer a boy,
transitions into an adult, before our very eyes, and looks, intently,
lustfully into a young girls eyes, as if to lean in for a kiss, and
braaaaaaap. Another fart from the back row, like two giant hands
clapping together, and the screen goes dark, roll credits. We decided,
after laughing our way out of the theatre, and all the way home, that
this was the best movie that we had ever seen. I imagine the lone
fartist sauntering off into the sunset. His work here done.
If only I could say thank you, kind sir. You are truly a master of your craft,”
– a Craigslist poster on a memorable day at the movie theater.
So was Sucker Punch, and that barely made The Abyss money.
“By the end of it you’ll just want to die” – Jay
That’ll make the poster and hopefully the DVD trailer too.
I was just making a jest on you phased
Scroll down please…
Thank goodness you put the red arrows and box to direct my eyes. Otherwise I would be looking towards Jay’s headshot he will be sending out to casting directors.
But he did, during the prison breakout scene when he went to recover his Walkman…
Guardians of the Galaxy is definitely the best Howard the Duck movie I have ever seen.
I find it interesting that Boyhood got a 99% rating on rotten tomatoes. I assume the majority of those reviews are positive because how the movie was made rather than it being a good movie. But really feel like if this was a movie that was made like every other movie it would have maybe a 5%…
But still find it very disturbing that this crappy movie gets a better rating than Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. It seems like people are giving more credit to risk then to genuine talent.
young people over 15 are interesting
Counterpoint: Wesley Crusher.
Just when I was thinking about excepting RLM from my adblock… here you go fucking that all up…unsub.
I use ad-block and just donate a little every once in a while.
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The Lego Movie’s message wasn’t a simple black-and-white “being yourself GOOD/conformity BAD,” kinda thing. It was more like: both radical creativity and following the rules have their place and value, and people who are excessively one way can often benefit from the insights and efforts of their counterparts on the other side. A healthy, functioning society requires the participation, cooperation, and mutual respect of both.
I think it has a lot in common, philosophically, with “The Dot and the Line,” from 1965, which similarly argued that neither rigid, inflexible order, nor wild, uncontrolled chaos are ideal or practical alternatives to one another:
oh yeah, right right…me too.
Only now I got the reference, I hadn’t seen this episode…
Bonus points after watching it:
But I’ve always been a real good dancer.
Did I step on your toes?
I find it interesting that GUARDIANS has a 92% rating.
You do know how Rotten Tomatoes works, yeah? The percentage ratings are meaningless as guides of a film’s worth. It’s just math. Counting the number of tomato icons which the site imposes on reviews which might vary considerably, yet must be counted as “Fresh” or “Rotten,” “Black” or “White.” Factor in that different numbers of critics review every film, and lots of times, different reviewers, and you have an aggregate that can’t be relied upon to mean anything of any consistence. A 99%-rated film may have no more intrinsic value than a 54%-rated film, because that’s not how the site works, let alone that’s not how film criticism works.
The only thing that matters: Did you like a movie? Did you not? Use your own mind. That’s what you’ve got it for. Rotten Tomatoes, like everything on the internet, is not an accurate testament. It’s just more information.
That or your definition of laser is different than mine. I see him shooting a lot of machine gun-type things, those lightning-stun-gun type things in the prison, and sometimes there’s those nondescript pulse cannon things. But no lasers.
Those were those lightning-stun things. Much different.
You’re the biggest disappointment since your brother.
Yeah I’m with Zachary Quinto over here.
Yep, it is not a science. GotG has 92% “fresh” reviews, but the average rating (don’t know how they calculate that with some of the reviews) is 7.7 which is still very good. Boyhood, on the other hand, with 99% “fresh”, has a 9.4 rating average review according to RT. On the other side of the spectrum, there are movies with lower “fresh” % than average ratings, like the new Ninja Turtles: 25% “fresh” (or rotten), vs. 4.3 average rating. Still looks like a turd.
Then there’s IMDB, metacritic, etc.
In the end, like you said, there are some critically panned movies I like, critically acclaimed movies I hate, movies that most people love that I don’t get, etc.
Don’t give into hype. FUCK HYPE! It mainly ruins things that never even asked for it to begin with.
Boyhood is not revolutionary, nor is it really trying to be. It’s just a well realized experiment, made by someone who’s genuinely trying to do something a bit new and fun.
The character’s in the film say things that Mike and Jay deem pretentious, but they are pretentious, and that’s the point. They amateurishly philosophize about things they know little about, sing silly songs and hang out in bars because, and make fun of me all you want for saying this, that’s what people do. And when’s the last time you’ve seen a movie about anything close to what actual people do?
You can argue that that’s not the point of movies, and I would argue that you don’t really understand the point of movies.
This movie serves as a greased mirror of your own life, imo. You get out of it what you put into it.
I just don’t think Mike and Jay were in the right mood to watch this one. They’re projecting their own biases and filling in imaginary words of what they think the director would say.
Sure Linklater made Waking Life (say what you will about that one) but he also made Bernie and School of Rock since then, two simply enjoyable movies devoid of pretension and artifice.
This is a movie that is not afraid to say ‘Life is fucking weird and I don’t have the answers I don’t have, but that’s ok for now.’
And I find that to be very comforting.
Don’t put so much stock into movie ‘ratings’. Trying to quantify a film using numbers is difficult, especially when you have so many people with opposing viewpoints.
The problem with all the Boyhood reviews might be that people don’t discuss any possibly negatives for viewers that don’t have their tastes. They’d say all the reasons to go see the film, but don’t consider that a whiny, aimless teenager who spouts pseudo-philosophy might turn off a decent number of people.
RT should be used as a guideline/tool. It’s not the be-all end-all of movie scores or value. I feel it should be used to help you gauge which films you’ll spend your time and money watching, two things people have that are finite. Most people don’t want to waste time and money seeing something they’ll regret or dislike. In those regards RT might fail people who read about Boyhood as it doesn’t offer other viewpoints towards the film or possible reasons to avoid seeing the film.
I’m really glad Mike and Jay don’t give number values to films because then you’d have people arguing how they gave ‘X’ a higher rating than ‘Y’ even though they think ‘Y’ is much better than ‘X’.
I feel IMDb often has inflated values for films. It’s almost as if the 0-10 number scale has been pushed up into a 5-10 numbers scale, with films often never falling below a 5 rating. So, a film rated at something like 5.4 might really be, on other scales, somewhere near a 1 or a 2.
Case-in-point, each Transformers film is above a 6/10 on IMDb.
This is probably because the people who would watch the film and then feel inclined to rate/review it are more likely to enjoy the type of film they decided to see. If you watch a film and it bores you and is forgettable, you’re probably less likely to want to go and rate/review it.
Never underestimate the power of red arrows.
Hear that, Marvel? There’s a free superhero and slogan.
Samurai Cop translates the back of the SOS box in his new movie.
You’re late to the game, my friend.
Watchmen AND 300 were both released in March.
It’s like poetry …
… Except 300 banked a lot of cash and Watchmen probably lost the studio money.
Honest, I even bought one of their “films”, just so I could feel that righteous rage when I call them hacks. HACKS!
Thanks, Ogre, that means a lot.
Actually I bought Feeding Frenzy, The Recovered and Gorilla Interupted. I have a problem…
Ha, no you don’t.
I’ve only seen Feeding Frenzy, are the others any good?
About the same, there’s actually a girl in The Recovered, the redhead who did the Black Ninja video with them.
That would be Gillian, I guess.
She’s also in Feeding Frenzy, I found her funny.
If it’s any consolation to you, Metacritic’s aggregate score for Boyhood is 100/100 and that’s based on more precise ratings than Rotten Tomatoes black-and-white ‘0% or 100%’ mantra. That seems to indicate to me that critics see some sort of exceptional quality to the film that sets it above par.
I’ve got Feeding Frenzy, RLM Archive Collection Volume 1, and Gorilla Interrupted. I’d have a Half in the Bag white t-shirt, but the order messed up somehow.
Now how am I supposed to let other RLM fans in my area identify me? I bet you I’ve walked right by some but neither of us were wearing merch so we never even knew.
“If you didn’t like it you were watching it wrong!”
I though the fat guy was called mike.
They know about and like Brian Butterfield! And are drawing attention to the character! These guys are gods.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou got 56% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Ratings are okay, but can be unreliable. It’s best to go with your gut. I didn’t like X-men Days of Future Past except for the quicksilver scene, and Guardians of the Galaxy was slightly disappointing for me.
The only review 90% and up that is reliable is for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; a near perfect film.
I have some royalty free music for a project I’m working on and noticed a bunch of tunes that RLM and various YouTube videos have used in their videos. I have a bunch of the Half in the Bags light jazz songs, some tunes from The Grabowskis, the opening tune to the TEDx Talks, stuff RLM has used in their various other shorts, and even stuff they used in Gorilla Interrupted.
I haven’t been this giddy in a while. 😀
It blows my mind that The Grand Budapest Hotel was competing against
Boyhood in the 64th Berlin International Film Festival
and lost to that garbage. Comes to show how far critics have their heads
up their collective crapholes. Richard Liknlater also directed fast food nation, wich was awful. Don’t watch it. I’ts a movie made to turn you into a vegan that just made me hungry for more beef.
Yes. There’s also that if you hate a movie you will vote 1/10. I know I’ve done it with movies that, objectively, weren’t that bad, but I felt like driving down their inflated final score out of spite.
I guess we’ll never learn the etymology behind the words “grammer” and “yourselve.” Womp womp.
OMG where did you find these tunes? Oh, if only you also had the Kurlin Nescar sound effect… *SMASH*
“The Lego Movie was the most artfully, emotionally, and masterfully crated film I’ve seen all year”
Been a while since I’ve almost completely disagree with a Half in the Bag review. I’m not saying you’re wrong for not liking Boyhood, in fact, I most likely shoulda suspected Mike wouldn’t have, but I think it was actually pretty good. So, I don’t really disagree in the way of saying “you’re wrong.” You’re smart guys and I RESPECT your opinion, I just have a different opinion. I DO agree that it loses some steam when he becomes a teen, but it didn’t make me dislike the film in the end.
The particular moment where I started to think “Ok, this is less ‘reality’ and more ‘movie'” was when kid was in the bathroom and was SORTA picked on by stock high school (or middle school) bullies. I’m like “What? Really?” And we never even saw them again, there was no point to them. It just an example of High School Sux moments. That made me a lil irked, and the last scene in the movie was a bit pretentious, but I didn’t mind it too much because most of the movie did feel very sorta sincere and based on an aspect of reality.
The second the movie starts and the mom asks the kid “why didn’t you turn in your homework” and the kid replies with “she didn’t ask for it” I IMMEDIATELY reacted to it with a bit of nostalgia, thinking “this kid is me, lol.” I’ve had that experience, loved Dragon Ball Z, had an annoying sister (still do) and a lot of stuff I could just easily relate to. Only when the story shows it’s head do I lose a bit of relation, but I dig what’s happening so I don’t care. I didn’t have a single mom with a divorced dad or an abusive drunk step dad (that part seemed pretty melodramatic, but I thought the performances were good enough to hold it) but I knew people who did. Plus, I dig the cast.
I didn’t even grow up to be this kid. A certain extent I did, I liked digital art and didn’t really know where I was going in life, and I had THOUGHTS like him, but never really expelled them out on people like an artsy douche … but I knew LOTS of people at that time who did. Haha. I was a theater kid in high school, I KNOW lots of people like this kid. So, in a sense, I understand why people don’t like the kid, but I don’t think we’re suppose to, just sorta understand him. You think “He’s full of shit.” That’s because he is. He’s a artsy high schooler going on college, of course he’s full of shit. We’re just suppose to see how he got here and realize “Oh … we saw someone grow up sorta.”
So, I can’t hate the film. I actually enjoyed a lot more of it than I hated and I think it’s a film worthy of AT LEAST a look. If not for how it was made, then at least to see the different reactions.
And, Mike, if you wanna see a movie where nothing happens, review a Terrance Malick flick. Tree of Life will make Boyhood look like Sandlot.
Sorry for the long post, this review just inspired me to get this all out of the open. Again, love you guys, I look forward to Half in the Bag more than anything else on the internet.
Oh, also, yeah, Guardians kicked ass. If nobody feels like giving Boyhood a chance … then, just go see Guardians twice and make Boyhood a rental. Deal? lol.
that’s right jake!
Mrs. Gryce always says that she doesn’t sweat, she perspires, and she doesn’t perspire, she glows.
Jay was glowing a bit in this episode. Hot on the set, I guess.
“… my Little Star-Lord.”
Bam! Right in the feels. More than choking up, I made that sound cars make when you pull too hard on the hand break.
The Care Boars are back and you know they can never be wack. The Care Boars are back. Look out for the Care Boars.
“Hot on the set”
That’s because Jay was there.
So, what you were saying when you voted that 1/10 was … *AHEM* … “FUCK MOVIES!”
*Knocks over popcorn and beer bottles with cane.*
Mike has so many “worst movie ever” quotes that it’s difficult to distinguish how bad he actually thinks each film is.
That said, hearing their opinions entertains me even when they don’t reflect my own. I don’t come here to figure out what to think about films even though I generally agree with them. I felt Jay had a better analysis than Mike did but I think it’s because Mike felt flustered at how much he disliked the film. I find that entertaining, though, and feel they come up with more jokes when they dislike a film than when they like one. Like you said, I value their opinions even when I disagree. I don’t think there’s any ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ opinion.
Hell, even Mike himself said he won’t berate anyone for liking the Star Wars prequels and he won’t stop liking them for it [I forget exactly where I read/heard this but I think it was one of the interviews I’ve stumbled upon] even though he tears them to shit in Mr. Plinkett’s reviews of them.
I’m not even sure why I’m writing this comment. I guess it’s to say I agree with you and commend you for disagreeing with them but not saying they’re wrong for their opinions. Boyhood might be one of my favourite films of the year when it finally released where I live [if it ever does], but I won’t get pissy if someone says they thought it was an overrated piece of dog shit. Same thing with musical tastes.
It was in a folder given to me for class. I didn’t find them myself and I’m not sure where my instructor got them from. I was just going through some of them for a project and realized a lot of the jingles were ones RLM regularly used.
I put together this video. Here are some that were in my folder that RLM has used.
Hey guys, it’s me Stupid Wizard. I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
Lol, it’s so nice to know that the Internet is still filled with such warm and open minded people!
Somebody has seen “Feeding Frenzy”.
…where did you go?
Thank you. Thank you! The funny thing about these tunes is that I keep expecting Mike/Jay/Fake Plinkett to start saying something.
Check out Grammatik, dude rips the sickest beats ever…and then just gives that shit away.
It’s so weird to not hear at least beer bottles clinking, a door opening, or something.
While I realize this may have been due to the tremendous sucking power of Boyhood (99% critic approval – but no critics aren’t out of touch) … it surprises me that Mike & Jay repeatedly lauded GotG for being ‘different’ and ‘weird’.
It’s a stock superhero story with some different and weird characters. Which is all we’re going to see from Hollywood until society collapses: the same fucking story over and over with a little meaningless window dressing to make you think it’s different.
Uh, Boyhood has a 100 on metacritic, so it’s clearly the best movie since The Godfather Part III. You hacks just don’t know what yure a talkin’ abute
Streaming on youtube at 720 what what?
Linkletter is a wanker hack.
if you’ve spent any time on IMDB, specifically time spent, check that, wasted talking about the rating system then you have likely encountered the faggots suggesting that the rating system be based on a 0-10 scale because “that one movie was so bad it should get a grade that low” as though any of the numbers mean anything beyond arbitrary placeholders, or that a scale that had 11 placeholders whould somehow render a far more accurate depiction of how “good” a movie iz. sorry to beat a dead horse, but if that horse is imdb ratings, or the winging about their ratings (as admittedly fucked up as they are) its a horse who’s earned whats coming.
You don’t suppose he went to looking for Jaydem Smith career?
Those weren’t my toes.
I’m just wearing clowns shoes.
Jay, you fuck, why the hell where you in LA filming this video?
Notice how they place him at the end to make him seem almost as tall as everyone else
The fact that my Disqus handle is my real name [except ‘Taco’] means I tone down quite a bit of my comments.
If you’ve seen some of my edgier comments, just imagine that I’m NOT saying.
My last comment is proof that every once in a while my autism comes out.
Which is odd because I don’t even have autism.
“politely ask for her to leave”
What are you, Canadian?!
Oh, never mind.
PS – Speaking of soulless psychopaths, have you heard of Mr. Plinkett?
Pfft. They’ve never to young to be scarred for life! 😀
I was in the Alaskan wilderness. I stayed in a bus
Fuck you, don’t tell me what to do you fucking asshole.
“He’s not falling for a banana in his tailpipe”
Can you assholes review the film ‘God’s Not Dead’?
Finally had a chance to see Chris Pratt’s abs Guardians last night. For me it falls into the same category as most movies (DotPotA, X-M:DoFT, EoT) this summer: really good, but not quite great. I don’t know if I should blame the movies for not capturing some ‘magic’ I think they used to have or if the part of me that is able to enjoy that ‘magic’ has already withered away and died.
No surprise the John McTiernan one-two punch were the final two movies standing.
He shoots lightning thingers in the prison, but at the end when he’s storming the ship he’s shooting proper pew-pew blasts at those black power rangers.
I felt the action scenes, more-so the hand-to-hand combat, felt a confusing. Not in a Bourne Ultimatum way [which did it well for what it was going for], but as if like they didn’t know how to compose a fight scene. It felt rather cookie cutter at times and I wished they had of made the action feel the same way the rest of the film felt.
No, I completely agree. Many films have been good/strong this summer, but with each of the films you’ve mentioned I felt about the same about. Good, but not great. They didn’t really do anything wrong, either, but there was just this lack of ‘magic’, like you say. Just a few things keeping them from being great. It could be the lack of iconic scenes, rather standard music, an amazing performance, etc. Either way, I always felt satisfied and enjoyed myself but never really felt “wowed” by them. I feel like it could be that many elements are cookie-cutter and feel a bit derivative. They didn’t take many risks or go out of their way to create distinctive styles. It’s hard to pinpoint but I’m glad someone else shares the same opinion.
I think the last film that did that for me was Gravity, but it could be personal bias because I love space and sci-fi and stunning visuals anchored by a rather simple story.
Yeah, good to know it’s not just me then.
Gravity hit home for me too, because I’m also a sucker for visual extravaganza. It has it’s flaws of course, but they don’t take you out of the experience while watching it. I’m just afraid it will not hold up when viewed on a television screen.
Lately a good indicator for my liking of a movie seems to be my willingness to see it a second time on the big screen. Gravity, Frozen and Catching Fire have managed that in the past year or so. Days of Future Pants I did see again right after the premier, but it was more “surely I liked it more than that” -type of thing. I might see Guardians again, but I’m not super excited to do so.
meh.”Rich Evans reacts to Jesus Camp” would be better entertainment.
I don’t watch the news.
That would be comedy gold.
Had to sign in to just say: you guys are awesome and i love RLM!! Also, wanted to say, Gillian should come back for a couple episodes, she’s awesome in every way and compliments jay nicely! They give me that cute couple vibe. Strongly.
Keep doing what you’re doing RLM, you’re all the best at what you do!
Look at what I found in the Alaskan wilderness!
I imagine him saying ‘Jesus Christ’ a lot while watching it.
After a while he’d be curled into a ball whimpering …
I saw Gravity 3 times in theatres, even though I experience it every waking moment of my life [PUN!].
It was the best 3D I’ve seen and generally I dislike 3D. Only Gravity and Avatar have 3D I’d recommend. Plus it’s the type of film where the visuals and sound are used to the fullest at put at the forefront [but not to make up for it’s story … perhaps the hammy dialogue, yeah], a film where having it seen at the theatre it probably the best place to experience it [my relatively small town doesn’t typically have rude patrons].
I haven’t seen it outside of the theatre yet. I may one day, but it might not be the same experience. I haven’t seen Frozen and I thought Catching Fire was good, but not the great. It’s rare that I want to see a film a second time in theatres. Often when I do it it’s because I’m bored and I’m thinking, “Well, why not?”
No Rich Evans? Unsubscribed.
The visuals was the story itself.Cuaron was more interested telling the story in visual metaphors rather then verbally(which he kinda did in ‘y tu mama tambien’ anyways)And I for one think it absolutely worked.
Gravity was pitched as a “suspense film set in space”-it needed to work a primal emotional/visceral level and the key to that is sometimes simplicity.It reminds me of RLM’s favorite flick of 2011-Drive.
On paper the story for Drive was shallow,boring and completely unremarkable.Refn however utilizes every filmmaking tool at his disposal to enrich the simple story with detail and it fucking works.
tl:dr Good story should utilize the advantages of the medium it occupies.
I haven’t seen Guardians and I’m not sure I will until it moves to the cheap theaters.
* I agree that it would be nice if a film had the ‘magic’ of older sci-fi like Star Wars or the original X-Men.
– For me part of that ‘magic’ is about caring about the characters and the ‘world’ they live in. I cared about Luke and the Rebels. I cared about Dr. X and his students.
And I think it’s because the bigger cause that they were part of was persuasively told to me. This is the benefit of having great actors like Alec Guinness and Patrick Stewart make the case to the audience that the stakes are important.
– I have little interest in seeing the story of goofy space pirates/Guardians who are after another Marvel McGuffin and who are going to save everybody.
* As for the other movies mentioned;
– Dawn of the Planet of the Apes comes close to getting it right imo.
I care about Caesar’s story and I will be getting this on Blu-Ray.
Andy Serkis makes this work. He is the master of performance capture.
– X-Men Days of Future Past was just good enough in dealing with the prejudice against mutants. I will also buy that on disk.
– Edge of Tomorrow was clever. I enjoyed it a lot. But I did not care enough about the stakes involved.
I could say the same about Oblivion.
Maybe there is too much time spent on the Tom Cruise character dealing with his personal problems.
– As for Gravity, it looks pretty and it’s competently made.
But the Bullock character is able to do so many outlandish things in this SERIOUS sci-fi movie that I just lost interest after a while.
When the film can do any impossible thing it wants, then I clearly knew Bullock’s character was going to live and I wasn’t that interested in how she got saved.
Jesus Christ! They’re at installment three already?!!?
I sure hope you guys review Twister 2: The Revenge Into the Storm along with Fuck Your Childhood Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I sure hope you guys review Twister 2: The Revenge Into the Storm along with Fuck Your Childhood Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Behold, the making of your nightmares:
Fuck you, you stupid fucking asshole
Once the avengers is over, it’ll be the new avengers, or they’ll just do a clean reboot of everything like they did with spiderman. One day this engine is going to run out of steam, but I think there’s at least another five years in it left. Superhero movies will go the way of the western and Hollywood musical, in that they’ll still be made every once in a while, but mostly as a throwback or homage and will not be the dominant cultural force we know today.
You can’t just tell me to notice things and expect me to comply good naturedly. I’m a free spirit, I go where my heart takes me and notice things that I want to notice…not want some fucking asshole on the internet tells me to notice…
Why didn’t he mention his ability to “dick the birthday boy”?
…also as a performer he should really be speaking in terms of “stage left” and “stage right”…
He wanted to keep that little “ability” a secret.
Potential Guardians of the Galaxy Spoiler Alert:
Does anyone remember that part in the final battle sequence where Blue-bald Karen Gillian jumps onto Star-lords spacecraft, breaks the window and throws him out of it? What the fuck happened there? The next minute he’s on the villains space craft again and there’s no explanation for how he survived the free-fall or got back onto it. I kept losing track of characters all throughout the climax. One minute they’re fighting as a group, the next they’re separated and on their own, then one of them comes out of nowhere and they all act surprised. That’s my main criticism of the film, it’s seems like a lot of cuts we’re made in the last 30 minutes or so.
This is going to become a .gif goldmine, isn’t it?
I’m pretty sure it was one of the [pirates]. They all had the same type of ship as Starlord, but a line pointing that out would have made the whole scene much less confusing. Even some identifying paintwork or design would have helped.
That was deep in a kind of stupid way
I’m pretty sure the blue cyborg lady jumped into the spacecraft of a nameless pirate goon. Starlord and company were on board the ship for the whole of that sequence. I personally didn’t find it that hard to follow.
Yeah, they all had similar spacecraft and outfits so you can understand my confusion. The other moment I had a problem with was when they were fighting blue KG as a group then in the next scene it’s just Gamora confronting blue KG again with no indication of where the others went.
Again Spoiler Alert:
That and when one of the characters dies at the end of the film and everyone else carries on like he’s never coming back and it’s just casually revealed in the background of a later scene that they’ve found a way to resurrect him, but never mentioned in the actual dialogue. Maybe there was a line or something I missed though.
I noticed that there is a lack of legitimately bad movies recently…this is RedLetterMedia, right?
I have to agree, GOTG is very good, possibly the best Marvel film since Avengers, but didn’t quite cross the line to greatness. Some of the dialogue just felt a little off to me and would have been better with just a little punch-up. I’m not familiar with the source material so I don’t know if that’s the whole point of these characters, but I’m not sure how Star-Lord calling the major villain a turd-blossom made it into the final cut of the film for example and there were a lot of clunky expository lines at the beginning, which although they conveyed important information that you needed to understand the world of the film
I actually have a ShowBiz Pizza training video that I found in the Alaskan wilderness along with In Motion With Shirley Handy and 4 Cop Movies. The strange thing about it is that I found all three in a pair of pants. It got stranger when I removed them from the pockets and it started to talk to me. At first I thought it was a result of shrooms but as it turned out it wasn’t. My non stoner friend thought he had gone insane however it was amazingly real.
He didn’t ask for his VHS tapes and his DVDs back. All that bastard did was make fun of us. First he made fun of Dave’s wool cloth, and then he went on to mock my crush on Karen O, not as offensive as what he did next. He took it over the line by saying Rich Evans was a pussy. At that moment we had enough. Quietly at night we gathered our belongings off the bus and slowly walked out. But as we tried to leave a light turned on. It was the pants, he sat in a rocking chair with a shotgun in hand.
The moment he spoke everyone stood still. “Alright, you Karen O loving good for nothing hipsters”, said that bastard “I’m giving you a fifteen second head start before I start hunting you down for betraying me.” We ran like that fucker Rich Evans. We got as far as to the nearest police station. Of course we told the sheriff but he didn’t believe. That was until the pants arrived at the sheriff’s front door. He shot the sheriff dead by jamming the shotgun up his-well I don’t want to go there. My roommates and I ran toward the back room. As we huddled together fearing that this was our final moment Dave pointed out to me an axe on the wall. I grabbed it and hid waiting for the bastard pants. When entered he was confused. “Where the hell is the one who needs a razor?”
I stood behind him. Even though I never wore him I said to him this, “Hey, pants! It was nice wearing you!” I swung the axe deep into him, the blood splashed across my face. It was over.
We walked outside. Keona said, “Oh shit, I have work tomorrow. We need to get to an airport fast!” A car swiftly came into our view and parked right in front of us. The window rolled down. “Do you need a ride?” We nearly shat ourselves. It was Karen O. We drove us to the airport, and on the way she bought us ice cream and taught us how to wear weird outfits but look really sexy…….okay I made this part up but the rest of it is true.
It could also be an age thing. When you watch films when you’re younger it’s often your first exposure to particular tropes and so you are more easily impressed.
Was that when they first boarded the ship and Drax shot Nebula with a bazooka? There was a short scene of Nebula “regenerating” after that and Gamora staying back while others went to confront Ronan.
I don’t think there was any dialogue about it. I was also waiting for a scene where they “discovered” that fact.
I think the “police line up” scene was a pretty smart way of getting some of that exposition out of the way
I agree with you on Dawn’s emotional core: it was the closest I came to crying in a movie theater this summer.
Talking about wasting your great actors: Ian McKellen was criminally underused in Days of Future Past
Hopefully. I love how he sounds like he’s talking into a mic the whole time. I also hope Mike and Jay see this so they can show it to Rich Evans, I’m sure he’ll love it.
Aah, Drive! *Fondly remembers Ryan Gosling’s dimples while fondling CENSORED*
Agreed about McKellen in Days of Future Past. (And the way Halle Berry was used.) They were there just for appearances.
– This film was mainly a way to transfer the X-Men franchise to a younger cast.
Still it kind of worked.
Fair enough, I must have missed that.
Yeah, it was good, but it was weird that they changed the obscene gesture gag from the trailer in
Dear god Get someone on that NOW!
You didn’t mention there’s an AWESOME STINGER after the credits. WON’T SPOIL – But EVERYONE needs to see it!
I think they are holding back because, at least in the last few videos, Mike’s cynicism seems to be pushing him to the point of suicide.
Way to not strikeout the words, asshole.
Way to strikeout too many words, asshole.
Gravity is actually Speed 3: SPAAAAAACE!
I cried during The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
… Right about the moment I realized I had wasted $11.50 and was about to waste 2 1/2 hours of my life.
Who knew JD was a poet?
Yeah, that’s the scene I remember him shooting actual lasers. I shouldn’t have said ‘all those times’ in my comment, I guess.
I found this online.
holy shit what a sexy hunk.
My Gruff exterior betrays a very sensitive soul…
people and their fear of spoilers…is there anything to enjoy about a film that isn’t based in a fucking suprise? Speaking for the few people on this site…sorry on this planet that haven’t seen it just drop the howard the duck bomb…
What the fuck did Mike, Rich, and Jay eat? They look so fucking different.
I am normally a big ol’ cynic and fucking hate most of what goes up in theatres but I found myself bawling during “Boyhood.” I never smoked pot, I never had a wife-beating stepfather, but the film was like reliving my own boyhood, which is I think the point of the film. I’m sorry you guys were bored by it. I found it enthralling.
I give Hugo high 3D marks. To date it’s the only movie I’ve recommended to be watched in 3D.
Haven’t seen it but I’ve also heard the 3D was good.
That was borderline experimental.
Also, damn … Rich Evans. What a hunk.
Mike: “Garret, this is terrible.”
Lisa: “Garret, is this what you wanted? It’s terr-“
I was almost expecting Groot to just come back once Star-lord grabbed that infinity stone as if he was healed by the magical powers of some shit.
Although, to be fair, it’s shown a good deal of times before that scene that Groot can regenerate himself. He lost both his arms early in the film and they grew back. The and the fact it’s a Marvel movie and he’s one of the main characters, I didn’t once think his death would be permanent. That said, I agree, it was odd the characters ignored it and they left it to be visually shown to the audience.
The small dancing Groot was damn adorable, though.
Chunky’s Chicken and premium malt beverages.
Judging from the few posts here and your previous posts where you thought the death of Bryan Cranston’s character in Godzilla was vague, I’ve a feeling you seem to miss things in films or aren’t attentive. Perhaps you’re merely voicing the few times where you were confused [even very astute viewers can’t catch everything], but these things are very explicitly stated by the filmmakers in the films.
That’s all fine and dandy but you then try to shift the blame of your inattentiveness to the filmmakers while the problem is really at your end. These three things you mentioned [excluding the Godzilla one I touched upon], Nebula landing on a ship, Nebula fighting Gamora, and Groot being resurrected, were all shown to the audience rather explicitly.
Nebula landed on a different ship than Star-lord’s. We were shown many times that those fleet of ships were all similar in design but had varying colours. Nebula got blown up by Rocket Raccoon’s ‘bazooka’, which is why their conflict ended abruptly, but we’re shown that Nebula was still alive and well, contorting back into shape, after that. Her then going after Nebula isn’t a surprise to the audience. Finally, we’re shown throughout the film that Groot has regenerative powers. He gets his arms chopped off and grows them back, he gets shot a bunch and is fine, and at the end he’s seemingly blown/crushed to bits. We see Rocket Raccoon pick up a small piece/stick of him, keep that piece of him, and then place that stick vertically in a small pot. It wasn’t in the background, as you claim, as the camera focuses solely on those things when they happen, making sure the audience sees them. So, I feel the problem’s on your end.
tl;dr You’re inattentive. Don’t blame the filmmakers for problems on your end.
Speaking of GIFs, where the HELL is Faddlechud?
You know, there’s an ‘edit’ option, ya goof!
plz dont post spoilers
some daft cunt named steve tilley wrote an ””article”” for toronto sun
“5 reasons ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace’ worked”
his list is grasping at straws. its so bad that his fifth reason doesn’t even HAPPEN in the phantom menace, that being mace windu’s purple lightsaber. two of the gifs this jackass used were from revenge of the sith. is this guy a fucking moron? yes. yes he is.
This isn’t the result of food. They look that way because this footage was filmed 12 years ago.
Oh, you’re asking what they ate since this footage? Probably pizza rolls and hot dogs.
Oh my God, Mike, what the hell happened to you?! You used to look like that and that now look at you! You’ve become a really sexy beast!
Judging from your posts here you seem to be the kind of person who looks for any excuse to make personal criticisms of other people in order to make up for your massive insecurities and turn any discussion into a character assassination. You must be an an incredibly sad and lonely person
Wow, even back then they’d cut mid-sentance.
I think Plinkett needs to write a 108 page rebuttal to guy who wrote that article.
That’s almost as bad as this guy. Not only has he an incredibly ear-tearing voice, but he’s also clearly trying so hard to find some tiny detail that was wrong, failing miserably because none of his points make sense. Controversy!
Plus, all that hipster Pabst Blue Ribbon must’ve done something as well.
Wow, these guys have been talentless hacks for AAAAAAAGES!
they should have gotten gilchrist to help out with space cop not Len kabasinski.because this video was was the most terrible thing since bagpipes.
Haha why do you guys keep deleting my shredder link? It’s perfect…you look so young!
I like how the comments for the article are already closed. “Listen to my opinion but fuck all to yours!”
And not even just that. Some points made it feel like he hadn’t even watched the movies or his own video. Like how he said the Death Star’s weak point doesn’t serve any purpose, even though he even included the explanation in the video: “It’s a small thermal exhaust port–“.
My favorite part of Guardians was that we got backstory about CHARACTERS but never got bogged down in backstory about politics or history. I think about Chronicles of Riddick, where the movie is dead five minutes in because it’s sat around explaining why everything is the way it is in excruciating detail.
Guardians of the Galaxy tells us very small basic things: This Dude wants to blow up This Planet because apparently they had a war at some point. THAT’S FUCKING PLENTY! That’s all I need! The movie could have KILLED itself in MINUTES if it had stopped to tell us about the fucking politics or the mystical origins or blah blah blah. It does explain the Infinity Gems later on, but VERY perfunctorily, and that serves a larger function in the MCU plot.
Guardians of the Galaxy had more in common with something like Ghostbusters than any other Marvel film. Which is great because Ghostbusters is possibly my favourite movie of all time.
It had more laughs than any actual comedy I’ve been to in a long, long time. They focussed entirely on the heroes, and their conflict and differences and their arcs, and kept the villains as straight up villains, some people didn’t like that but I saw the point in keeping the likes of Ronan and Nebula very simple. It was like a really good 80’s movie. When I think about this movie, I think Drax stole the show, then I think no, Groot stole the show…..no wait Rocket raccoon stole the show…..hang on Peter Quill was the best screen hero since Indiana Jones. Then you realise it was just a great movie, all round.
It was completely stripped of all cynicism, and I was smiling from beginning to end.
The soundtrack was inspired – the use of ‘Ooh Child’ was a highlight. That would have been enough, but the way they tied that soundtrack to Peter’s character arc was actually wonderful.
When you come out of a movie and the only confusion is in deciding what the best part was, that’s when you’ve just seen something really, really good.
I thought that bit was really confusing too. I couldn’t tell if she was thrown off the ship or it was the pilot being thrown out by her. I also thought it was Star Lord. It was only when I saw Star Lord totally fine a few seconds later I realised I must have read that all wrong. I must have blinked at the wrong time.
I guess she was like Darth Vader in Star Wars, flying off in his TIE Fighter defeated and damn lucky to still be alive.
I have a feeling Lucas replaced them with CGI stand ins
I’m sure this is probably a bit of an old chestnut at this point, but Lisa is heartbreakingly cute.
6:18 – Garrett Gilchrist went on to have moderate success with his character Adam Sandler.
I finally saw Guardians. I loved it. That’s it.
Gotta say, I don’t think I’ve ever disagreed with a RedLeterMedia review as much as I do with the Boyhood review. Jay’s reaction I can understand (I can see being annoyed by Mason as he becomes every Richard Linklater character ever), but I genuinely wonder if Mike accidentally walked into Wish I Was Here instead of this, which is the only way his seething hatred would make sense.
It takes quite a bit of self-projection to call someone whom you know almost nothing about “an incredibly sad and lonely person”.
And his poor “apology:”
“Guys I just wanna say that I realize there’s a lot of flaws in my arguments; just don’t take everything I say too seriously.”
What was the point of the video, then? It wasn’t comical or ironic. He almost sounds like a parody of a prequel apologist, but is bafflingly not. I suppose that that’s just how they are.
Yeah, he mostly brushed his own points under the carpet right before moving on with the countdown.
“This thing was wrong, but I guess you could blame it on the prequels being poorly written. Moving on!”
Not to mention Phantom Menace was mostly shot on film, not video as the author says.
What a poorly crafted overview of Star Wars. These trite complaints have been done to death.
Jay looks the same. Mike (fatter) and Rich (fatter)…
lol I left when the credits started rolling. I don’t care for waiting another 10-15 minutes to see a preview for the next movie.
Damn having to wait a week to see Guardians of the Galaxy so I can finally watch this episode. Now there’s a thousand comments and I have to read those too. Fuck!
What kind of hack fraudery is that – the movies aren’t even close to being synced.
Well all the gems have to get into Thanos’ possession somehow, so they can punch them out of him one by one.
(That’s not really what this was, unless the next movie is going to be really weird)
People dumb enough to see a movie like it are obviously going to like it.
A Scanner Darkly was awful.
It was past Mike’s nap time and they were about to pass out from poisonous gas. I think it’s impressive they got through it at all.
Too late, sadly.
Did you see a trailer for the new “Annie” movie?
In retrospect, Guardians of the Galaxy wasn’t really that risky of a film for Marvel Studios. So when I see headlines like, “Guardians of the Galaxy’s massive success means Marvel doesn’t have to play by the rules,” I chuckle a little.
I thought the kid was crying because of how bad the make up was.
But that’s not an animated film – it’s a VIDEO GAME! So let’s see Rich and Jack punished by having to “play” that hilarious garbage.
By the way, the soccer “game” is even better.
You assume the gas is supposed to be deadly. Maybe it’s just a gas that makes them look sleepy like it’s past their nap time.
No it hasn’t, because Transformers 4, Something Spider Man 2, and TMNT have all come out, dragging it into the gutter.
That’s not the message at all, it’s that both extremes are bad. The main villain showed how being completely conformist was “bad” but the heroes were completely inept when they refused to conform at all. Only in moderation of both following the blueprints but also making their own spin did everything work out. THAT was the message.
You only think that because you’re also an adult now. I hate that message too, but I realize that I’m biased now….
Yeah, I thought it was awful when the guy started moving on his own. The movie was pure genius up until that point as being all in the kid’s head, but then they had to add some supernatural garbage with troubling implications. Why do that?
Just get her to sign the treaty.
Well from what I read, the cutscenes were from a “movie” first, then the scenes from it were used in a video game. And the only gameplay is puzzle games. Still got to admit though, those cutscenes are amazing!
No. Fuck those beers.
I want that treaty signed!
The same thing could never happen during Transformers 4, since you’d never be able to ever hear the fart….
Yeah, in 2014 we steal from all web sites we visit!
Well, the real reason is that if you ever let people rate things, they’ll average to a 7.
So anything below a 7 sucks.
When will they be selling the RLM soundtrack?
Everybody watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNpyUOepin8 you will not regret it. I’m brazilian and I don’t know whats going on. It’s basically about fellatio… kind of.
Especially when that person is right.
The Mcguffins bothered me too.. Until I read this article on http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/4/5966773/guardians-of-the-galaxy-avengers-3 something I should have realized anything. But all the marvel Mcguffins are building to something good and worthwhile.
This is hands down THE most entertaining thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life, and I’m sure I’m not alone here.
He said the Phantom Menace was the first film shot entirely on digital film…Not true. It was shot on 35mm. They developed digital cameras for Attack of the Clones.
I like how the vodka bottle made up for the conspicuous lack of beer bottles lining the walls and TV stand… nice touch!
Great episode guys, as always, can’t wait for more!
>Also, how about a Plinkett Review on the invasion of superhero movies? Perhaps too vague, but there’s very few I like/love and I feel like they’re symbolic of the Episode 1-ification of modern cinema–highly marketed, dumb, cheesy fantasies for young men and boys
Two weeks after Space Cop is released.
So right aroouunnnd … never.
I liked 90% to 95% of this.
@redletterjay did extremely well on Screen Junkies. I’ve long thought that he and I might have too divergent tastes, but the fact that he is a fan of the ’80s John Carpenter-Kurt Russell films (Escape from New York and Big Trouble in Little China and presumably The Thing as well) would give us a lot to talk about:
Everything seems so clear in retrospect, but try selling the idea of a $170M film that has one scene on Earth, is based on a property few are familiar with, has a lead few are familiar with, has a band of ‘heroes’ that features a human man, a green alien woman, a pale-green and pink alien man, a talking raccoon, and a walking tree, and has no real connection [currently] to any of the other Marvel movies so far to a movie studio.
Just because they sold the idea well and hit the execution out of the park, earning very positive reviews and lots of money, doesn’t mean that it wasn’t that risky. Hell, on paper the idea sounds downright weird and potentially awful. I gave about zero shits for the film before I saw the first trailer. I’m not sure which aspect you feel makes the film not that risky for Marvel.
I agree on seeing headlines like those, though. They still played by the rules, they just bent them a little.
I would wholeheartedly agree if this video stopped at 6:15, but it keeps going for about 4 1/2 minutes after that. That means potentially I only could have liked about 58.6% of this video, but due to some idiots idea to NOT film Rich Evans at the beginning of the video, I’d have to say I enjoyed about 50% of it.
I mean, if Rich Evans is around and you’ve got a video camera out, it’s a sin to not have it focused on him unless he’s off camera and people are yelling at him, he’s off camera and saying “He had the power to get shot in the head.”, or he’s off camera and rushes into frame multiple times to give the RLM gang ‘Breaking News’.
“personal criticisms” “massive insecurities” “low self esteem” “character assassination”
I said you were inattentive. It’s not a baseless assumption given I even provided evidence as to why I thought that. You put no words towards refuting what I said and instead got caught up in ad hominem. If you’re that bent out of shape by me suggesting you’re inattentive [pretty vanilla in terms of criticisms] then I’m not sure how you’ll survive in the RLM comments section.
Also, I find it very amusing you seem against people making “personal criticisms” yet have no problem jumping to pure conjecture to say I have “massive insecurities”, “low self esteem”, that no one “would want to spend any time around” me, and that I’m “an incredibly sad and lonely person with nothing going on”. I’ve successfully gotten under your skin again with meaning to [sorry] and you’ve failed to get under mine even though you’re trying your darnedest.
It would do you some good to grow up and develop thicker skin. Life’s rough [it’s a lot more critical than I am] and you’re going to get your ass kicked by it if you’re that delicate and defensive.
Right yeah, whatever, several people shared my confusion about the things I mentioned, so I’m going to say it’s not my fault for being a stupid audience member and is in fact the film-makers fault for not making these details clear.
Also no explanation for why there is a planet of what are essentially human-beings and why everyone speaks English, because really, who cares? It’s an established sci if trope at this point that there will be a species almost identical to humans and no language barriers with some tossed off explanation.
There’s no doubt in my mind that she’ll return as a villain in the sequel and have a redemptive arc by the end of the series, so the Vadar comparison works on a few different levels.
I am being defensive, because you were being offensive. If you hadn’t have been so condescending and abrasive with your criticisms I might have indulged you by debating this with you, but apparently you haven’t mastered the art of subtlety so quite honestly I couldn’t give a shit. I don’t have to argue shit with you. Better luck next time. Find someone else to bait into an argument if you are so pathetic that this is how you enjoy yourself.
Oh I can forgive not having “The Thing” on the board as its more of horror, thriller, survival despite having some action elements…But not having “they live” on there is a huge fucking oversight…why the fuck is steven segal even on there? pity?
It’s obvious that this song is about Jay…duh…
Again, another comment where you neglect to refute my main argument that you were inattentive. Perhaps you missed my argument that you were inattentive because, well, you’re inattentive … 😉
“honestly I couldn’t give a shit”
For someone who doesn’t give a shit, you sure do make it seem like you give a shit. Speaking of shits, I took two shits today. One was bloody. Should I seek medical attention? Please respond.
Also, how about you take your own advice from 2 1/2 months ago. “I’m sorry you took it so personally and got so angry about it. Chill the fuck out man.”
The Ghostbusters vibe was no accident. Early on the production James Gunn said he was trying to capture the tone from Ghostbusters. They pretty much nailed it, even if Ghostbusters will never be matched or surpassed in my eyes.
I will now write a 108 page response to this, oh wait, I already used that joke.
The weird slightly green-tinted stage lighting and what looked a smoke machine running in the background of this video kept making me think the Ghostbusters were toking up off-screen or something.
Half in the Bag videos weren’t always like that, were they?
Trashing Boyhood? Really? Has Mike morphed into a contrarian like Armond White?
I always assume that there’s some device translating the language for us. Like in that episode of Doctor Who where the Tardis is translating everything Van Gogh says into a language and accent our heroes are familiar with. Like the babel fish in Hitchhikers. I just imagine the camera is doing that.
There I used my imagination, it’s working!
Yeah even the encounter with the villain was very Ghostbusters. I almost expected Ronan to say “Are you a God?”
It was refreshing to see just a sliver of risk-taking with this movie.
But the awfulness of all three of those were obvious from a mile a way, they were all easily avoidable. I didn’t see any of them. Everything that I thought was going to be good (listed above), met or exceeded my expectations.
Speaking of Star Wars, has anyone else seen this fan-made trailer for Return of the Jedi? It’s basically if David Lynch had been the director of Jedi.
What is everyones deal with Garret anyway?
For some reason racist omeglers love Mike: http://logs.omegle.com/a2a9ef9
I didn’t write that, I just ran into the log and thought it was funny and you guys might like to see it.
I guess you must’ve missed the last few episodes. This is all part of an ongoing story where some evil force from a post-apocalyptic future wants to kill the present day versions of Mike and Jay.
I wanna hold Jay’s gun!
le epic 4chin maymays XD
I think that whole post-apocalyptic future ruled by an old lady who sends future-future Mike and Jay back to the past was just a one off thing. I think the real culprit is George Lucas, back from the dead, wanting revenge. And I also believe that the next episode will mark his return.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tnyDzpI-9s&t=1m33s complete missed opportunity to replace Vader with a hostel Denis Hopper…
I know that’s supposed to be a serious scene, but Dennis Hopper was making me laugh my ass off.
It’s Rich Evans farting into a tube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snhiofL2Rh4 this one always sent me into nervous titters…
Dennis Hopper, the original hipster.
Wait a minute… you are saying they could ignore that storyline, like it is no big deal? What is this, some sort of Resident Evil sequel?
I too like James Firearmm, but that time travel movie about annoying guy intrigues me.
I will not argue with your opinion of Boyhood, since I have not seen that movie and obviously you have your opinions and RLM guys have theirs, but I have to wonder, what would make you think Stoklasa would not hate that movie? There is no vzzzzzhhhoom, pew pew pew pew pew , boooom, diggagiggadiggadiggga, in it.
Fuckin hell, you’re back!!!
You motherfuckers make actually funny and insightful comments on here, somebody has to do the dirty job.
We haven’t been talking about you AT ALL.
Obviously, that would make you all Jay. I mean Jay. No, I meant having homosexual inclinations – Jay. Dammit…
Well, in this case I’m Jay and I’m proud!
It feels good to be home. Because that is where I am now, “working”. Also I like this site and you people. Well, “people”.
You’ve been missed, man.
Everything OK with you?
Pretty much the same figurative old fecal matter, which I am happy about.
Can’t beat the old SSDD.
Better then being dead, anyway.
Funny, I was here doing a work about Libor Podmol and paused to visit the site, and here you are.
Eh, who knows? Maybe they’ll continue with it. It seemed like a pretty intresting idea for a new storyline. But, we’ll have to wait for the next episode to see if they continue with this plot. Speaking of which, you know what the next review will be on, right?
Yeah I am basically the Candyman of this site. But it feels weird, I need ident to somehow prove my stupidity to truly feel back.
Well, I don’t know where he’s at.
Since he got mad about whatever reason, I haven’t seen him.
He got mad? Whaaaaaaa……
What you meant to say was “confirmed for Jay”.
I think it was when people were praising Len Kabasinski.
I was one of them.
Or maybe I’m adding 2+2 when the answer is 5, what do I know?
Sorry what did you say? I was on Len’s massive dick.
Yes, it’s massive.
Why do you think I praise him?
Lemme guess, the gauntlet thing? I get what they are doing with that, but it just means that we are getting to the Mcguffiniest Mcguffin that ever Mcguffined and since in at least half of those movies it seems like the universe is in danger, I think it might actually take away from the power of that particular plot aspect. There always comes a point when you stop caring about the fate of the universe and better way to raise the stakes is an imminent (or actualized) danger to one of the characters we grew to like. But then, I liked most of those movies, so what the fuck do I know.
I really hope there is some sort of magical blood plot in The Guardians of The Galaxy. Because otherwise it has no right calling itself a sci – fi or a comic book movie. Now excuse me, I have to go change some diapers. Mine to be precise.
I just finished it…check your email later this week!
My favorite Kurt Russell film will always be USED CARS (1980). Listen to that commentary track because his laugh is so EPIC!
Can you just do 10 posts of puns so Taco no longer has to? The mantle needs to be given back to the proper owner.
I am trying my worst!
R.I.P. Robin Williams, I think?
Queesstions. Questions that need answering. Since Ridley Scotts movie The Black Goo set the bar so high, others have struggled to keep up with a satisfactory sci-fi magic element.. A constant irritant for sci-fi flicks since then is that what ever magic force or entity they use it will allways be inferior to Ridleys Black Goo. It does not just ooze from vases and create eye fish and squid pregnancies but makes people into secret a**holes and experts in things that have never ever happened. That’s what that magic blood is up against.
Hey guys have you seen Pometheus? What’s Prometheus?
Ohno. I love him.
I really hope it’s just a cruel joke.
First PSH now him? This is too much lost talent in one year:(
Confirmed by his publicist
Hope he’s not quit the gifc buiness. Here’s one of Mike. One of my personal favorites.
Really makes me sad. I don’t think anyone used to make me laugh like him.
Suicide too. What the hell.
Hopper was always disturbingly hilarious. Check out the Twilight Zone where he plays a Neo-Nazi.
R.I.P. Mork. Hope you have better luck on Ork than you did in Milwaukee.
Why are there hipsters like Frank?
Milwaukee does exist; Wilmington does not.
I loved him in Aladdin, and although his take on the Genie has turned every cartoon movie since then into “Gotta have a modern funny character to make the adults happy!” He truly did it best.
Hopefully his breasts won’t catch fire.
It took me like ten minutes to get your reference. I hate Happy Days and therefore forget that Mork’s first appearance was on Happy Days. However, Boulder will never forget its favorite Orkan.
I’m talking about Childhood Rape the Movie aka Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
It’s always a shame when a great actor or performer dies from their own personal demons. Wether it’s Heath Ledger, Philip Seymour Hoffman, or now Robin Williams it always breaks my heart but it also serves as a reminder to us all that if you have problems you need help to fight them. To make it even sadder Robin Williams was a beautiful human being, he touched everyone’s heart and made everyone laugh. The perfect comedic and serious actor.
Rest in peace, Robin. I never knew you but you were mine and everyone’s friend.
How do you know that? Did they say that on Patreon exclusive content, or did you read the script too?
My brother met him during military service overseas and really felt like he was being taken care of. Other celebrities show up from time to time just to say hi, but he felt that Robin Williams gave his absolute all to make people forget where they were. It’s just so sad we can never give back the way they give to us.
I have forseen it.
R.I.P. Robin Williams. Why the hell did we have to lose such a funny and talented man like him?!
R.I.P Robin, hated the sentimental crap you used to do but thought you were great in Death to Smoochie..
I’m not sure.
I’m sure in the 1254 comments before mine someone explained Jay’s Mcguffin problem so I don’t need to.
I reenacted Aladdin so many times as an audition for plays. At a failed audition of mine from which I used the Genie’s song I met a talent agent who got into me into voice acting. It’s been my job since I was 17 and a half years old. Robin Williams is the reason behind my current job, which is one I want to have for the rest of my life. I loved that man.
“By the end of it, you just want to die”. That’s going to be on the box probably.
Only 567 of those 1254 comments discussed Jay’s McGuffin problem. I think we need more anal-sis of this very important issue.
What were we talking about?
Great David Hasselhoff reference at the end.
I’m so burnt out from all those puns that my taco shell has turned black!
So, what you’re saying, is that you voted for Radiohead on that New Musical Express [NME] poll?
I missed you and so did Jay! :'( Glad you’re back!
“It’s been my job since I was 17 and a half years old.”
Isn’t that rather close to your current age?
The one-two punch today of watching ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’ and then immediately hearing about Robin Williams is too much for my poor heart to take.
When my friend told me he had died I was at a complete loss for words.
Mike used ‘Atomic Sneeze’.
It was a bit too effective.
I never really got any of the reverence people held for him frankly…Though it’s always unfortunate when someone goes this way.
Sshhhh. No tears, just moronic eight year olds…..I have a strong feeling I fucked up that phrase and no one else but us will get that “eight year old” thing.
I wish the lamp from Aladdin was real right out*sheds tear*
In the honor of the late great Robin Williams here’s my list of people I don’t want to die unexpectedly:
Porn star Bobbi Starr
One of my roommates
Porn star Lorelei Lee
Porn star Skin Diamond
And Kevin Bacon
I ship it
Well, Bryan Singer might get that eight year old ‘thing’.
He might get them if he parades my videos and calls me a fag for saying he’s a moron
I highly doubt anyone will get that fire joke.
You don’t care if Patrick Steward died unexpectedly? Monster.
Why does one never wakes up to news of sudden coming back to life? R.I.P Robin, sorry for the fun I made of “Toys”.
James McAvoy can replace him. Besides Bobbi Starr is much more important
Oh? Oh. Ohhhhhh.
How the fuck does a 74 year old dune buggy enthusiast die “unexpectedly”?
By swallowing a whole melon.
I’d rather take Shinzon of Remus.
Holy fuck! Where’d you come from all the sudden? I thought a hole melon swallowed you, if you catch my drift.
Well, apparently I was just waiting for a tragic death to come back and make stupid puns.
I was planning to watch some proper movies while my gf is away and now I feel obligated to order a pizza and have a nice “creepy Robin Williams” evening, putting One Hour Photo and Insomnia on.
I have read it this morning after barely waking up and walking my dog. I feel that the high energy comedians are all one step away from killing themselves, but man, it did hit me hard.
Good. If anybody asks, I will be out, hunting.
Oh! Speaking of Grey DeLisle, I was surfing Wikipedia recently, and have you seen here Wikipedia page? Pretty funny photo! *Ahem*……ok……I’ll be leaving now….
When I first heard the news, all I could think of was his voice….R.I.P.
That is pretty funny.
You mean this?
She’s awesome, I met her once at a con and she’s like the cooliest best friend you’ve ever had. She also ships Ty Lee and Azula, which makes her more awesome.
What the hell is with me with people named Karen or women that have black and/or have make up on?
I thought you just had a thing for dark, blunt bangs.
I guess I do.
Thank you for helping me define a type of women I’m into
She’s got cute bangs, but her hand looks like something I’d have to shoot 10,000 times at the end of a Gradius stage.
Knock-knock, you about to get shell shocked.
Which episode was the Breaking News in? I wanna rewatch that.
For future reference… This is a thing:
*Porn star Rich Evans.
Since when has there been an extra row for Omitted on the Wall of Shame?
Guess I’m just that special!
Don’t worry Jay, everyone has McGuffin problems sometimes
And here I was, thinking I had said something original.
That’s what the Internet tells you, “someone said it first”.
Ah, the cake is a lie.
I love watching his interviews, he was always funny, lighthearted and had the quickest wit in the world.
I’ll truly miss him.
Nice try, @realquantum:disqus !
Don’t flatter yourself, I aim a lot higher…
Can you hear me, @mitchelltaconash:disqus??
Well, you probably can’t.
I mean, 3000+ is a lot.
Robin Williams, The Most Overrated Comedian Ever?
Okay, I’m done with that reference.
Is that a young Ziggy Laurenc?
The Three Hacketeers.
He has conversations with himself. That’s his secret.
I always felt myself alienating when I was watching him. His death means nothing to me either way.
Good/Sadly I visit the site daily just to read the comments.
She looks like an asian dude.
…my name’s not Karen.
I had a conversation with myself once.
Couldn’t understand a word.
I was high as kite and there was too much noise from the guitarist, the backup singers and the people singing along in the audience.
I miss church.
Yeah well.. you look like an akritirian girl.
Or by swallowing all that AND a bag of potato chips.
Be honest, you came back from the psychiatry ward, didn’t you?
I never realised the RLM community was so big on Robin WIlliams. It’s endearing really.
Don’t be sorry. Toys is fucking awful.
Fuck, who snitched? Was it the potato king?
How the fuck do I not come here for months and still remain in a top three? Get less life people!
Thank you for the kind words.
Crystal was occasionally funny in his early days; his character on “Soap”, for instance (though he wasn’t close to being the funniest actor on that show). Goldberg, I think we can all agree, is about as funny as a catheter full of boiling mercury.
I seldom found Robin Williams’ schtick particularly funny, but I will say I thought he was much funnier back when he was lit to the eyeballs on coke and bouncing off the walls. I remember one stand-up where he looked like he might literally explode, like that episode of Loony Toons where Daffy swallows a glass of nitroglycerin. The individual jokes weren’t very funny, but his machine-gun delivery kind of made me smile.
Gf? We all thought you got married.
Yeah, what is up with that? Unless maybe Jay as webmaster can lower the bar, so to speak. Hmm.
Holy shite, we’re 12 days into August and only one posting on RLM this month? If we don’t get a BOTW soon, we’re going to have to do something crazy–like listen to Iggy Bisone rap again.
Domo was going to get you but now you’re back, all bets are off.
I prefer to think of them as: Mork, Guinan, and Miracle Max.
Why does one never wake up to news of sudden coming back to life?
It has been known to happen.
Not yet, but not that far from it. I still need a place to get aroused though, so I will keep coming back
Oh, and Robin Williams, R.I.P.
But Jack and/or Rich Evans have been spamming the previously recorded Youtube account with hour long, previously recorded streams. Can you not glean enough joy from them to satiate your desires?
It’s like I’m hanging out with my friends talking about nothing much, only they don’t respond when I talk. Actually, it’s exactly like hanging out with my friends because, I have no friends.
To be honest, I haven’t been watching them–for a few reasons:
(1) I hate video games.
(2) I prefer the Mike-Richevans dynamic.
(3) I hate video games.
(4) I hate video games.
It’s a fair point, I admit my interest in games disappeared about 5 years ago. I pretty much just listen to the crap they talk, and the questions from the people in the stream they answer are some times amusing.
Beats Popeye, which was wonderfully cast and horribly executed. You have to be a Michael Gambon fan to appreciate Toys.
Wait Spock smokes pot? Is this the angry Spock JJAbrams universe? I thought you were the nice Spock. Then again you did once have that evil van dyke beard. Who knows what kind of mischief they didn’t air…
Even classic Spock got high.
There are better no’s out there.
Yes, Popeye should have been amazing. But if it’s not on the page . . . .
That’s not true.
Pfft. HNSZ is right and you know it.
Get out of here. No one invited you.
Would you two SHUT UP? I’m trying to keep this moron breathing.
Speaking of unexpected, sudden, and tragic deaths, how’s your wife/gf doing?
TapewormBike’s puns have become more subtle.
You don’t have to put the words ‘porn star’ in front of those names for me to know who you’re talking about.
I guess your right. Maybe it is logical, this new guy could need some spaceweed.
But I’ve learned SO much, like:
Jay likes Almond Milk.
Jay doesn’t like Rice Milk.
Everyone thinks skim milk is shit.
I play the youtube videos in the background while working, and they don’t talk about video games as much as you think.
Best of the Worst Episode 10. Yor welcome.
You might say it was a stroke of genius.
I am with Bambi now.
For a second I thought you meant Babsi, that amateur pornstar that got caught fadoodling herself in a church after someone from the church watched her hardcore porn video and recognized their church.
Rich sat first!
So is this like a way for Jay to express his approval to omitted?
Man, that guy that lives in your head is weeeird.
Maybe they took a well deserved break and went shuttlecoking, maybe Mike got invited to another scandinavian country to screen his Plinkett reviews. Maybe Kragnon got them all hooked on space meth.
As for me I’m fine with them having some time off. Oh I feel a song coming on…….. Oooh if ever oh ever a break there was. A breather to take becass becass becaaass. Becass of the wontherfull things it does..di dam ti dam ti daaaam.
R.I.P. Robin, you magnificent hairy bastard.
And if any of you fuckers post a “jeeny ur free” picture, I’ll shove a fork up your ass.
If you look closely, you can see the person with the most comments has no life.
So that’s where that deep RLM knowledge comes from. Have to try that next time at work. Of course my froglike mind does not multitask well. You might have notised but my brain didn’t.
Thanks. Just watched it. Omitted replied too but the comment is “awaiting moderation”. Perhaps he’s on a blacklist of some kind.
that’s crazy talk.every active internet poster is a social butterfly!
I love Michael Gambon, The Singing Detective in particular, and I really liked him as Dumbledore. But Toys I just can’t wrap my head around. Truth be told, I haven’t seen it in full for years, but I did attempt to watch it recently and couldn’t even get past the opening song for fear of vomiting blood. It’s just not my cup of tea, I guess.
Popeye should have cast Stallone as Popeye. His mumbling gibberish would have been perfect for the role.
Who can hate Robin Williams the person?
It’s better than Patch fucking Adams, that movie is fucking offensive and not even Robin Williams could’ve saved that. As a little kid I remember my parents and their friends went to the movies and watched it hoping that it’ll be as good as something like Dead Poets Society. My father came back angry. He was ranting about how horrible the film was for the next two days. Knowing this I rented it as a young adult and thought it was the most stupid and offensive pile of garbage ever made.
Fork in the ass. Fork in the ass.
Hopefully the next two Half in the Bag films are TMNT and Into the Storm.
What about soy milk?
Dark, blunt bangs? Stu hasn’t had ANY bangs. He took an abstinence oath.
Oh, lord, I’ve turned this webzone into a Family Guy joke…
Toys? You think that’s bad, remember Patch Adams? You think that’s bad, remember Popeye? You think that’s bad, remember Flubber?
Poor guy only died the other day and already I have people arguing over which of his films was the shittest! I feel awful.
I get it–because genius rhymes with cock.
I thought number four was “profit”.
Nobody drinks soy milk…and since dairy milk is disgusting and filled with pus, almond milk is the choice of any thinking person.
I hate him as an entertainer…well, hated…he seemed like a nice enough guy though.
Since I missed the death watch last night, I’m getting in early tonight:
Lauren Bacall, R.I.P.
How uncomfortable Jay looks just makes that pic
It was heroin, Boss.
And yes, once I had a dyke’s beard – scraping my chest.
She was shorter than me and was trying to put a wig on me, stepping on two dwarves heads with her high heels, to make me less repugnant.
She finally was unable to do it, because the sloth tamer knocked her down with his inflatable sailor.
I feel I said too much already, suffice it to say that many people woke up the next day with a sense of regret.
Like I said, I miss church.
Had to laugh at this – http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/aug/13/lauren-bacall-dies-at-89
“In old age, she raged against what she saw as the mediocrity of contemporary Hollywood, as represented by everything from the career of Tom Cruise to the Twilight movies that her granddaughter dragged her to see. “She said it was the greatest vampire film ever made,” Bacall recalled. “After the film was over, I wanted to smack her across the head with my shoe.”
Instead, Bacall bought the child a DVD of FW Murnau’s 1922 classic Nosferatu. “Now that’s a vampire film,” she told her sternly.”
RLM takes a break, and now two talented actors are dead.
I hope you fucks are happy.
For the other kind of chocolate wasted.
Hey hacks and Rich Evans, whatever happened to Long Walk Home? I haven’t seen it up in a while.
Try saying “Spock smokes pot” 10 times fast
My wife has a little game she calls “God’s Waiting Room”, where if three celebrity-somethings die within a week of each other, she likes to imagine them having a conversation in bland office setting while awaiting their judgment.
So far, this episode is shaping up to be a hot ticket: Lauren’s smolder versus Robin’s convulsions.
On a side note, Jessi has always reminded me of Lauren Bacall in the looks department:
they’re currently remastering it in 4K for Criterion Collection re-release.
Half in the baaaag: Isn’t it about time they end this show!
Two words: Robert fucking Altman. In his commentary for “The Company”, he proved he didn’t know what dramatic action is.
Omitted won’t stop til Jay calls him back. Or posts a new Quick Cuts.
Are you a manatee?
Are you mocking my gungan accent?
I get that a lot.
Weird. I replied to this message using the immortal words of that paladin of honor Harry S. Plinkett (“Fuck movies”), and someone marked it as spam and sent it down the memory hole. Fuck holes.
I just shit in a coffee can
Sounds like a normal TOS episode. Havent really watched them until recent. They were on Netflix and I had some spare time and got to it. Actually good stuff. Been afraid to see them because I always thought I would’t like them but now I feel I understand the show. Pleasently surprised. And cut back on the crack, you are an old man.
Are you just going by their names or are you into the same stuff as me?
Ah, yes, Jessi and Harry S. Bogart in Milwaukee Largo.
Wonderful, but awful.
I use soy milk and almond milk interchangeably.
What I used them for, I am not at liberty to say.
You don’t blame Jules Feiffer’s script?
I’ve said that exact same thing to my daughters.
How Harry met Bambi
Oh, by the way, here’s a book about the greatest “God’s Waiting Room” ever:
Way to nail the decending side of the scale. Flubber is the worst of those but I think there is one more. But we have to dim the lights and shut the shades ‘cus this ones is in the Adam Sandler category. Listed in folder “mr Travolta” you got Old Dogs. That’s worse. My brain shut off all sensory functions while I saw it just so I would’t go fork in the brain.
Trying to list the ascending side of the scale. Hard, he was in many great flicks.
is there some way to find out how far off the “best tools” list I am?
We’ve actually had some fun conversations about that one (the triple-death date, not this particular book). Good premise for a story; I might check it out.
The author was my brother’s advisor in college.
No, but I barely remember the movie. I saw it when it opened – at a drive-in? – and the only thing I recall now is how bad the sound was. The lips synched with the lines, but it was as if the words were dubbed anyway. That and how bored I was. But if Feiffer was no I.A.L. Diamond, Altman was no Wilder.
Must have been good advice, since I don’t see him hanging around this dump.
4k, what a value!
Wonderful + Awful = Waffle.
Love some hash browns from the Waffle House.
For real, though, I’ve been paging through the Amazon LOOK INSIDE!!! snippets. This’ some old-school discours-tic stuff, with a touch of Shaw to it. It’s funny how much of it mirrors my wife and mine’s own ideas about that conversation (albeit with 70% less Sinatra jokes).
While you were gone did you see Faddlechud? That bloke disappeared around the same time you did.
The Erotic Mr. Evans
I doubt they’ll review TNMT because of its association to Michael Bay. I know he didn’t direct it, but his presence looms large over it.
Exactly. Since when has RLM ever reviewed something associated with Michael Bay?
(Then again, they might be too traumatized now to go for the trifecta.)
Pardon me, Mr. Lee? It’s a rehash of something they loved as children and (basically) directed by one of the greatest hacks of our generation which makes it prime RLM fodder.
I’ve never had any complaints.
Okay, I’ve had nothing but complaints.
Wait, is that a fat joke?
Just stay away from the Blue Waffle House.
Waffle House is shit compared to Chunky’s Chicken!
I’d say Bicentennial Man doesn’t get nearly enough love. The Fisher King’s one of my favourites too.
They’ll most likely one review on those two films, with the Into the Storm dicussion taking up most of the video, and the TMNT discussion being two lines long. I can see it now:
Jay: “So Mike, did you also happen to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?”
Mike: Yeah Jay, it fucking sucked!”
I just watched The Fisher King for the first time a couple weeks ago. It was pretty damn good.
According to Payton LeBlanc I have but only with men
This is clearly The Slut
Well that’s because Robin Williams touched everyone’s hearts and made us laugh, it doesn’t even matter who you are. Be it me, a crazy weirdo that loves Karen O and Rich Evans, or a douche bag like Toby Turner the man inspired us and gave us the joy known us laughter.
I saw TMNT because of a website contest. I didn’t hate it but it wasn’t good. The main problem is the villains. Anything relating to the villain is completely terrible, except William Fichtner. Their plan is stupid, their motivation is stupid, their lines are stupid. The only good thing about them is William Fichtner, an underrated actor, who hams it up and has fun. Shredder’s costume sucked. Scratch that Shredder just sucked in general. I was thinking why didn’t they just copy the 2003 Shredder? He was one of the best villains in cartoon history. Sure he was an alien but he was a threaten and had motivation.
I was thinking exactly of that book when I read that post…
I think you and William Fichtner need to get a room.
Alright, so you are in the same camp as Mike on this one:
I’ll say this, though. While I don’t play or know anything about the new-fangled video games (or, from what I’ve heard on that show, even the old-fangled ones), once upon a time I was an arcade junkie/assassin, and can relate to the adrenaline rush of zapping phony aliens for fun and glory.
Also, knowing a thing or two about them can be rewarding in surprising ways. Without commenting on the overall quality of that film, I think a video game was the source of the greatest joke in “The Avengers”, and maybe the greatest joke that Whedon ever wrote.
The setup was a throwaway gag that had Tony Stark exposing one of Nick Fury’s tech goons who frittering away his time playing “Galaga” (one of my personal faves) while Big Important Movie Bullshit was happening in the foreground. But the payoff to that joke is the ultimate climax of the movie, which has Stark playing Galaga in real life, and pulling off the famous “sacrifice-a-fighter” trick that was the key to playing that game well. Not since “War Games” had I seen a video game used as a cinematic device with a payoff that was funny, emotional and a satisfying summation of a character’s arc.
Don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone talk about that kinda-sorta-inside-joke, and I doubt anyone in the target age demographic of that flick picked up on it. But it was a spot-on, and it stuck with me.
So, thank you, you booping, coin-gobbling robot bandit! You helped me get a sly joke in a big, bombastic studio picture intended for pimply teens.
Yeah, really good film. Great cast, great performances. Williams, great, Bridges, great. It’s pretty heartbreaking but really funny too. Uplifting, really. Marvelous.
You’re gonna have to listen to all the twitch streams to find out.
I teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all the time!
They are pretty fun to listen to, especially when Rich Evans is struggling with a game. They’ll be talking about B movies and you’ll hear a random “FUUUUUUUCK” as Rich Evans dies or hits a wall or something.
Jack does most of the talking, and some are more fun than others, but they do spend a good deal of time answering questions like favorite movies, music videos, shitty jobs they’ve had, sports teams, what they’re working on and why.
Sometimes they even talk about stuff we’ve posted, too.
No because you spend too much time commenting on other sites, you fraud!
Dick Jones died, too, voice actor for Pinocchio. He did a bunch of cowboy westerns and appeared in “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” also.
We might have an unofficial trifecta. So sad.
Nosferatu is such a wonderful film.
I bet my husband at the casino and won.
Wait a minute, wasn’t Dick Jones the most excellent slimy villain in Robocop?
Best movie ever btw, well one of em!
January?, I’d fuck you till Christmas..
It seems Mike and Jay have an alternative channel, wtf
Science fact: It’s an even better movie if you mute the legacy musical track and crank Tortoise’s extended Japanese press of “Millions Now Living Will Never Die” in its place.
Not that I’ve ever done that. On a rooftop in Lower Manhattan.
Projecting the film against an industrial air unit on the roof of defunct seamstress factory.
I saw that comment and upvoted it. Weird that it would get marked as spam …
Wtf was that?
“it’s a satire”
It was problably just some dumb kid but still, we need to make an example.
I was going to make a joke pretending to mix up Shredder with Shreddies, saying that Shredder is one of my favourite cereals. Then I figured I should just photoshop Shredder’s face onto a box of Shreddies.
When I looked up Shreddies, however, I stumbled upon this picture which is, uh … fucking weird. Apparently there’s an underwear brand named ‘Shreddies’ which offers ‘flatulence filtering underwear’. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!
Greacy. People need to know their memes. Bad form!
There used to be a way to see how many comments you’ve posted on each particular webzone, but I can’t seem to find that information anymore. Te vast majority of my comments are on RLM and it would show you just how many comments you’ve made. I wish I could find it. Does anyone else know where this is?
Also, I think Disqus only shows [or allows the host to show] a certain number of ‘top’ commenters. Currently RLM has 19 for some odd reason. I’m not sure if there’s a way to see where people rank below the top 19.
I’m partly implying I’m not foreign to pornography but mostly joking as if I’m well versed in porn star names [I only knew of Bobbi Starr]. Also, their suggestive, made up names also help.
Basically, I was being a hack fraud.
That would be terribly un-Canadian of me to do.
When’s the next Quick Cuts?
When’s the next Rich Evans watch Vincent Price?
“Hacks and Rich Evans”.
Finally, someone said it right.