Half in the Bag: Green Room

May 3, 2016310 Comments

Mike and Jay decide to take a break from watching miserable movies that make you feel awful like Batman v Superman and instead see the most colorful, uplifting movie of the summer: Green Room!


Filed in: Half in the Bag

  • Alexandria Sanders

    I loved this movie.

  • The Elegant Flaw Filial

    “This is fanfic overload.”
    -Jay Bauman on the Redlettermedia comments section.

  • Neato

  • mountrunnin

    Just got back from doing the best poop and find this uploaded

  • Honestly, me too.

  • stryker1121

    This ams looks totally brutals!

  • Strelnikov

    Questions for the reviewers:

    Do the skinheads use actual neo-Nazi phraseology? Do they use the phrase “the 14 words”? Is the fraction 14/88 written on the wall in a back room? Are blacks referred to as “mud people”? Do they talk about “ZOG”?

    I only bring this crud up because mentioning these things adds to the authenticity the film is trying to project.

  • The Elegant Flaw Filial

    “Despicable, ugly characters. And then they all kill each other.”
    -Mike Stoklasa on the Redlettermedia comments section.

  • The Elegant Flaw Filial

    My grandma IS a depraved sex pervert. I don’t like all these assumptions that Mike has about her where she’s a sweet old lady. Seems very ageist to me.
    #sexpervertgrannyshaming.

  • The Elegant Flaw Filial

    “It’s not a good first date film.”
    My dad took a girl to see ‘Blue Velvet’ on their first date. Yeah… that was a “last date” film right there.

  • Steven Gibbs

    you both got it wrong, it’s 3 2 3 4 4 2 3 AND THESE MEN ARE PAWNS

  • Adzl33t

    No Ratchet and Clank thrashing, well now I’m gonna beg for a Finding Nemo 2 review

  • The Elegant Flaw Filial

    I’ll obviously need to see this movie myself before I decide how I feel about it, but I’m sort of disappointed to hear that there’s no “moral” to this story. It’s been a while since I’ve seen ‘Blue Ruin’ but THAT movie seemed to have a very clear message about the senselessness of revenge and the cyclical nature of violence. Like, it wasn’t just a subversion of the “revenge thriller” genre in that all of the characters were pretty inept… it was almost a subversion of the very idea of revenge.
    Stripped of those thematic underpinnings, the movie may have just felt too nihilistic for me and made it too hard to watch. I’m definitely gonna see ‘Green Room’ first chance I get but I can totally understand why it would leave such a sour taste in Mike’s mouth.

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    Knew we’d be getting a new HitB, but expected Civil War. Spose I’ll just have to lie here in bed chewing on my juicy Shaq meat.

  • Percy Gryce

    “I thought you were trying to say that in a bad way.”
    –Jay Bauman

  • Palpatine

    Yeah, good luck with that.

  • Palpatine

    Well I am ugly and despicable, and I have killed others.

  • Percy Gryce

    I got the email from Patreon in the john and so fired up my smart phone Youtube app while I was still on the toilet.

  • frankelee

    Worst hangover cure ever.

  • Percy Gryce

    Was Mike reading off a cue card or teleprompter there at the end? I got the strangest feeling that it was staged and that we’re not really seeing a couple of lazy, Midwestern VCR repairmen talk about moopies.

  • Palpatine

    *best

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    Mike and Jay are off to see Mother’s Day…

  • Palpatine

    Are you saying that HitB isn’t a reality show?!

  • frankelee

    Best of the worst hangover cure ever.

  • Percy Gryce

    Imagine a Youtube clip of Martin Lawrence telling the Fresh Prince that “Shit just got real.”

  • Green Room? A George Lucas documentary? HAHAHAHA! Gettit? Cus he’s [REDACTED].

  • Then we saw the movie…. oh……………..

  • mountrunnin

    That’s a veteran move right there

  • Adzl33t

    Well Jay like Alien 3 more than Aliens

    To me there’s 3 things that would make interested in a horror/thriller movie

    1 I can not outthink the characters with basic common sense

    2 I empathetize (or at least completely sympathic)

    3 some sense of accomplishment

    Though they didn’t elaborate with that punk band, I assume they can’t be worse than Nazis

    I still never watched Game of Thrones, because it seem pointless to me from an emotional point of view

  • Percy Gryce

    It’s like being in a casual conversation with someone you’ve known, and then they start talking about how they’re currently reading Mein Kampf. You might just raise an eyebrow and be like “Wait, what did you just say … about Mein Kampf?”

  • The Elegant Flaw Filial

    I just thought I’d let you guys know something interesting– in the theater where I work, Batman vs. Superman is out and Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 still remains.
    They were released on the same day.
    Congrats, Zack Snyder and Warner Bros! You done fucked up!

  • cucadandi

    Susan looking especially fashionable today. When a woman wears a shirt over a hoody, she’s telling the world: “I’m confident. Sofisticated. Practical. Sensational

  • cucadandi

    I was about to go take a dump when this was uploaded. I ended up shitting the bed.

  • TMC_Sherpa

    Wait, we can make unilateral demands? Shit. Hey! How about doing a commentary track for a good movie like Gone with the Wind, Casablanca or Highlander 2.

  • John Feverprice

    But can his wombspace oxygenate? I NEED TO KNOW

  • Showbiz Pizza Bear

    Showbiz Pizza Bear auditioned for a role in Green Room, however they said I had no range, so I didn’t get the part.
    That, and I mauled the casting director….

  • Palpatine

    Which role did you audition for?

  • Showbiz Pizza Bear

    Imogen Poots’ body double.

  • Strelnikov

    The difference is I’m asking questions about a movie with skinheads in it, not pontificating about Nazism out of nowhere as in the Plinkett quote you made.

    (It’s a good quote, but it doesn’t fit exactly.)

  • Strelnikov

    Truly charming.

  • Hey hoo! Whadda you namoo?

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    Nobody cares you censoring hack frauds. Release the Plinkett review and we will start watching your content again.

  • Fred Frink

    I miss Laverne & Shirlans

  • Palpatine

    Tomorrow is May 4th!

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    I will celebrate your great legacy all day Palpy.

  • Ah yes Hitler. Built the autobahn and started the Volkswagen manufacturer. Nice guy.

  • Palpatine

    If the new Plinkett review doesn’t drop tomorrow, I wouldn’t be surprised.

  • cucadandi

    Pleasently surprised to hear that you’re still alive and well(?) after seeing you being carried out on a stretcher in Trick or Treat. Sorry about your audition, I’m sure that casting director was a bitch.

  • Mark Bisone

    I loved “Blue Ruin”, for the exact reason that both Jay and Mike seem to appreciate “Green Room.” It’s essentially a story about an inept person who finds himself horribly miscast as a “revenge flick” archetype in the story of his own life. It was the darkest possible comedy, handled with the lightest possible touch.

    “Green Room” sounds like it was baked in a similar mold, only this time with all the characters falling short of their “crime-thriller” roles. It might turn out be as predictably unpredictably as Jay seemed to be hinting, but that didn’t, um, ruin “Blue Ruin” for me on multiple re-watches. One thing that stood out about this review was the way they described Picard’s gang. My brain immediately contrasted it with Jack Welch’s gang in “Breaking Bad”, who were almost preternaturally effective at their trade (the prison hit, the assault on “Wolverine’s” lab, their rescue of Walt, etc.). But the ranks of criminal gangs are more likely to be filled with losers, addicts and idiots. That’s the reason the majority of crooks turn to crime to begin with. It will be nice to see the other side of that coin, which still resists the temptation of turning everyone into cartoons.

    So, I’ll go see that, and “Red Escalator” and probably any other hue-based film Saulnier decides to make in the near future. He’s one of those guys who’ll need to unequivocally prove to me that he isn’t a brilliant artist before I’ll stop forking over my cash.

  • Domo

    My dad took my mom to see Deliverance for a date. Everything turned out just fine!

  • OMNI

    That’s fine I wouldn’t want to date a girl who doesn’t appreciate Blue Velvet.

  • OMNI

    My question is: Do white power skinheads exist anymore? I think they all grew their hair and went underground to different white power groups, cause I haven’t seen a skinhead in like 15 years.

  • marko112kg

    I like quiet Patrick Stewart, he does that well.

  • John Feverprice

    I don’t live in the states but I always assumed there are these neo-nazi gangs who are into selling drugs, human trafficking and weapon smuggling. Or am I watching too many fucking tv shows?

  • OMNI

    No, the Crips and Bloods dominate that market, and there ain’t no white boys in those gangs. Skinheads are all but extinct here in the States.
    There are still white power groups, but they don’t show their colors in the open

  • stryker1121

    i’m not an expert on this by any means, but it seems a lot of their activity has moved online.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    I’m getting tattooed as we speak and I need to talk to you guys to distract me from the horrible pain I’m in.

    So it’s kind of appropriate that this is happening in a discussion about Green Room.

  • cucadandi

    What are you getting tattooed and where on your body?

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    A weathervane with boxing gloves hanging off of it, on my right leg.

  • DJEB

    Slap a portrait of Plinkett in there somewhere.

  • RiverboatGrambler

    I’ve seen the flick and the racism isn’t actually played up that much. I mean, it’s there, but it mostly comes from the decor of the place and all the signs hanging up than it is from people actually throwing slurs around, with a couple notable exceptions.

  • Paul S.

    Blue Ruin is amazing and Mike should definitely see it. When I saw the trailers and saw that Green Room was about skinheads I just groaned…

  • RiverboatGrambler

    I loved Green Room. I agree that Stewart’s character could have been fleshed out just a little bit more, but the movie is basically the solid, grounded writing quality of Blue Ruin with a schlock premise and the violence cranked up. Way gorier than I (and many others in the theatre) expected. Maybe Mike would have enjoyed the movie more if the characters were quippy and cartoonish like in Jurassic World? I kid, I kid. Watching this movie definitely fucked my day up, but I can’t wait to see it again.

  • Som

    While watching this review I came up with a new show for ye guys… Mike & Rich review star trek episodes while Jay sits in the background looking horrified. Over a series of episodes / seasons he becomes more and more psychotic and tries to find more elaborate ways of slaughtering you …. I would watch that

  • Square Peg

    That bit at the end with Rich is exactly what I pay you hack frauds for, funny stuff!

  • Paul S.

    Sounds like I’ll skip Green Room. I loved Blue Ruin & Murder Party but Green Room’s premise just sounds too ridiculous (neo-nazis, really? lol)
    Also, Rich shouldn’t take the name of the Lord in vain. As a fellow omnipotent being he should show some respect.

  • OMNI

    If you’re ever in Colorado hit me up for some ink!

  • OMNI

    Yes it would seem

  • RiverboatGrambler

    Do people not believe that skinheads exist anymore?

  • Paul S.

    eh. It’s just the laziest villain stereotype.

  • Rob Peterson

    How about “skinhead North Koreans” instead?

  • junkevil

    My ex actually had me watch that one as I hadn’t seen it before. She was the best.

  • Mark Bisone

    I assume you mean to say that it’s a lazy, maybe even cowardly choice. On the other hand, it might go quite well with the setting and characters (i.e. the alt-right punk milieu, with its fringe artists and audience). It could work.

    For instance, when I first heard Todd talk about his neo-nazi uncle on “Breaking Bad”, I was prepared to be hit over the head with hammers and anvils. But… that never happened. And the notion of an Aryan Brotherhood-type organization that would trade in prison hits rang very true (from my recollection that’s one of their primary business models; that particular gang was essentially born as a prison hit squad.) Seamless introduction, as that was their very first job.

  • John Feverprice

    While I aknowledge neo-nazi gang is a low-hanging fruit, I can totally see this story happening. Not necessarily in the US, maybe in Eastern/Central Europe and the Balkans. There are a lot of far-right groups who are into some shady shit.

  • junkevil

    While they do exist, they’ve crawled under rocks and don’t expose themselves publicly often.

  • Joe Syxpac

    It’s not pain.

    It’s transcendence.

  • junkevil

    AND THE DAY AFTER THAT IS MAY 5TH. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE NEXT DAY IS THOUGH BECAUSE I RAN OUT OF FINGERS ON THAT HAND.

  • Amontillado

    Wayne’s World 3: Wayne and Garth Do Milwaukee.

  • RiverboatGrambler

    Unless it’s a Trump rally, amirite?

  • RiverboatGrambler

    But seriously, I see your point. The fact that the movie took place way out in the boonies where the real shitheads would hide made it plausible enough for me.

  • Paul S.

    yeah in the context maybe it is very appropriate. hmm you’ve given me pause

  • Mark Bisone

    It’s nice when we can talk to each other, and make each other stop to think about things. I’ve kinda missed that about this place.

  • The Elegant Flaw Filial

    What a woman.

  • Amontillado

    Rich: 3 for 3 on phone calls.

  • Amontillado

    Wait a minute, if you’re down for mauling wouldn’t you be perfect for this movie?

  • The Elegant Flaw Filial

    Maybe if it hadn’t been for ‘Blue Velvet,’ I would never have been born.

  • Amontillado

    So it’s a cock with a sheave hanging off of it, you say?

  • junkevil

    Yeah, she also introduced me to Phantom of the Paradise, another great piece of film.

  • Amontillado

    Just don’t ask what led to what, it’s better not to know the circumstances.

  • Amontillado

    Wasn’t that when he was Le-cute-us?

  • WrongWithYourFace

    N’aww… I wanted them to review Captain America: Silvil War, instead. What kind of shills do you think you are?!

  • Peter Gorman

    white and latino Biker gangs push a lot of drugs, but they aren’t usually skinheads (I think, especially the latino ones). You can check out the southern poverty law center website to see what evil organizations are being tracked by them.

  • Domo

    The main characters in both of these movies have fought Nazi-types.

    It totally makes sense to talk about Green Room before talking about Captain America fighting Friends.

  • Imperial_orb

    Well, I’ll be jiggered. A Movie I’m interested to watch. I’ll check it out.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    It’s stylistically designed to be that way, Mike.

  • Imperial_orb

    Palpatine’s behind it all.

  • OMNI

    You always were an a**hole Gorman… 🙂

  • Imperial_orb

    Did you knew that Mike is 6′ (1,83 m)?

  • OMNI

    He’s stylistically designed to be that way…

  • You could say so yeah, but I always looked at Borgified Picard as not really being him. I want like alternative universe goatee Picard.

  • Imperial_orb

    or Zombie Ass.

  • Imperial_orb

    An American Friend told me, when he was attending art school, they talked to the students about STDs. And then they had to watch a video of Isabella Rossellini dressed up as a praying mantis, fucking another praying mantis.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    I don’t understand. Did they see this on The Manhole?

  • Hank_Henshaw

    What was Rich doing all that time hiding under the desk? I detect fagshenanigans.

  • OMNI

    Why didn’t the makers of this movie set it in the 80’s? It would have been better….

  • The Elegant Flaw Filial

    “LET’S FUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK! I’LL FUCK ANYTHING THAT MOVES!”
    –The Praying Mantis that fucked Isabella Rossellini.

  • fred

    It would have been needlessly expensive and pointless.

  • NicCagesHair

    My issue with the gang was they seemed like a poor replacement for Gus and the Salamanca cartel. I liked Lydia(another borderline GTA character to go with Saul) and Todd by himself but for a show that is always building on itself, the gang seemed to kinda come out of nowhere.

    I think making the final showdown between Walt and the gang instead of between Walt and Hank was also a mistake. Once Gus was gone the whole show seemed to be building towards a showdown between Walt and Hank where Walt has to decide between “family”(As Hank was the only person Walt continually refused to kill by the end) and his passion of cooking.

  • OMNI

    Like the movie itself.

  • fred

    Ever been to Topeka Kansas?

  • NicCagesHair

    All you need is some hairspray, neon, and pastel colored shirts.

  • fred

    Why do you have a hard on for the 80s.

  • OMNI

    Ahh because I was I teenager in the 80’s…

  • fred

    You like Huey Lewis and the News?

  • fred

    You need more than rose colored nostalgia to make a good movie. A modern setting is convenient and suits the story just fine.

  • OMNI

    I didn’t say that I thought Green Room was a good movie because the premise is ridiculous.

  • fred

    What’s so ridiculous about it — redneck shitheads are trying to cover up a murder. That’s too crazy for you? Do you watch movies?

  • OMNI

    You sir, are an…you can guess the rest.

  • fred

    This isn’t far fetched. America didn’t become a calm civilized land right after 1968. I can see this happening in Louisiana — somewhere in the south.

  • NicCagesHair

    Their early work was a little too New Wave for my taste.

  • fred

    But then Kim Chee Ung will blow up the Cinemark. He said he would.

  • fred

    Does your illuminati cult allow for moving pictures?

  • Mark Bisone

    Well, I can’t speak to anyone’s wishes about a great artwork could have been. I can only admire it for was it is.

    But Welker’s gang certainly didn’t “come out of nowhere.” their emergence was logically the final step on Walt’s anti-heroic path. By the time he approaches Jack to handle the prison hit, Walt has abandoned almost all his illusions about what he is doing, and why. He has murdered associates and bosses, lured weak people astray, turned misery and death into personal gain. It only makes sense that he must end up in the company of “Nazis”, as that is our cultural shorthand for the final ledge of humanity. Tio Salamanca once said (to his murderous nephews), “La familia es toto.” Walt embodies this by the end, and which is dramatically illustrated by his cooperation with the Nazis.

    Besides, the climax of the story actually was Walt’s showdown with Hank in the desert. Walt “won” it, via the monster he created to service his own monstrous purposes. Jack & company were the products of his evil will — the poisonous harvest he must reap even if he has a sudden change of heart (which, he does).

    Everything that transpires after that desert battle (which isn’t much, relatively speaking) is more of a coda. Walt quickly descends into the final level of Hell, where he proves himself even more evil than the Nazis in order to kill them. He takes Jack’s sense of personal honor — which is basically the last vestige of Jack’s humanity — and uses it against him in one final gambit.

    That fact that he recognizes, in those final moments, that he can use this opportunity to save someone who he wronged is the moment of grace which defines the series, and makes it a lasting work of art.

    But I could go on and on about BB. Seems more like something to endlessly ponder, like a TV version of the Sistine chapel.

    (<<< Confirmed for BB fanboy)

  • OMNI

    For now…

  • NicCagesHair

    I just felt the show never really recovered after Gus died since he was such a good villain. I don’t necessarily agree he had to end up with Nazis(Although it does fit on the bullshit symbolism level). I thought another cartel would put pressure on Walt for control of New Mexcio(There has to be more than just the Salamanca cartel in mexico) And I don’t want a second hand victory, I wanted Walt and Hank, shirtless, oiled, fist-fighting to the death on Mt. Olympus.

    You could argue all of season 5 was a coda. He fully embraced the “Heisenberg” and broke bad by the end of 4, seeing the downfall wasn’t really necessary as the show was more about the character’s transformation than a moralistic tale( like how The Wire would focus on big picture and fallout of the drug trade) Although certainly no one is complaining, it’s a damn fine show.

    And isn’t Saul just fucking great?

  • Mark Bisone

    He fully embraced the “Heisenberg” and broke bad by the end of 4, seeing the downfall wasn’t really necessary as the show was more about the character’s transformation than a moralistic tale

    No, I disagree with what you’re saying, because it seems to be begging your own question. In other words, if the series had ended at Season 4, you could claim it was simply a “tale of transformation” (e.g, the shitty Star Wars Prequels) and not a moralistic tale. But BB’s actual ending in “Felina” cements it as an enduring tale of moral horror, expertly realized. The theme is the inevitable destruction that results from secrecy, lies, hubris and the maniacal pursuit of what is close and familiar at the expense of all else. You know, the usual stuff.

    That tale wouldn’t have been complete if they ended it at “Faceoff.” You of all should know that, Nic Cage’s Hair! I mean, how the fuck did Johnny Travolta get your hair in that movie anyway? And how did he get your ribcage? They never explained it, and it always bothered me…

    Oh God, my brain is collapsing in on itself!

  • Amontillado

    Kinda like that one episode of Star Trek TOS when evil Spock had the goatee?

  • RiverboatGrambler

    Why?

  • RiverboatGrambler

    ACKSHUALLY, the one band member knowing wrestling moves is briefly touched on early in the movie. I’ll just let myself out…

  • Domo

    I checked the Laverne & Shirley theme song on Youtube and haven’t seen a single “RLM brought me here.”

    I’m so proud of all of you.

  • Captain Prickhard

    #TeamStark or #TeamRogers or #TeamMakeItStawp ?

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    idk man, looks like a VOD movie to me…

  • Captain Prickhard

    I’m calling it here and now: Captain Amerikkka: War of Northern Aggression will be a disappointment and another Tomato-meter scam.

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    I think Jay needs to step away from social media and stop reading comments… seems to be getting bitter, understandably.

  • OMNI

    Because then it would be relevant.

  • Archfriend

    I was hoping for a Captain America: Civil War review but then I realized you schmucks in the USA don’t get it until a week after we do in Australia.

    It’s an awesome movie, I’ve seen it twice already!

  • spoustus

    mike is becoming more and more abstract by the day, i love that. it’s like watching an artist grow. it’s like picasso’s blue ruin.

  • spoustus

    but what if he steps away from social media and the next thing you know he’s trapped by murdering skinheads and no one knows where he is to save him because he stepped away from social media??

  • Happy retarded Pokemon Machine day. Now you can watch your cartoons without shame. #4th

  • pete smith

    Blue ruin was fucking great. Sign me up

  • Michael Collins

    May the fourth be with you?
    Really, is that a fucking thing?
    What fucking retard came up with that?

    questions questions

  • That’s a terrible show! Red Letter Media’s Half in the Bag I mean.

  • Ogrot

    I always wondered why he was the BALD Captain. Now we know. It makes sense in retrospect. All those times Picard preferred to just let aliens die rather than intervene out of respect for the Prime Directive. Prime Directive, yeah sure. More like Mein Directive. And that time he wanted to commit genocide on the Borg, and his love affair with Dune buggies! I’m pretty sure I saw a Confederate battle flag in the trunk of that vehicle where they packed all the B4 parts into. Then there was that strange scene where the movie freeze framed and giant pizza roll faded in wearing a kaibosh mustache and a Nazi Armband started complaining about the liberal media and the Romulans.

  • Imperial_orb

    Nah, she fucks the Praying Mantis and she is the male one in the film. It’s called Green Room… No wait,
    it’s Green Porno. It’s on YouTube, check it out, it’s very short.

  • Embodied

    if the “Mein Directive” is a reference to Mein Kampf it is very flat joke. More flat than Eierkuchen from das bottle mein friend.

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    Mike and I are an even match then (save his body weight advantage of 20 lbs and the oil on his fraud skin). We even out in opiate and alcohol tolerance though. Let’s book this for Wrestlemania whatever # they are on.

  • Embodied

    I saw a review recently. Richard Wagner, Siegfried and Odin were mentioned. Also Friedrich Nietzsche. Seems I underestimated these “comic book movies”.

  • Joe Syxpac

    I think it’s just because it’s culturally acceptable for a white guy to shave his head nowadays if he’s starting to bald anyway. That makes it difficult to tell the difference between a guy who shaves his head as a stylistic choice or a guy who shaves his head for an antisocial reason.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    “Siegfried and Odin”… the guys with the albino tigers?

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Saw this yesterday, while my fresh tattoo was still burning.

    It really added to the experience.

    My wife is a big horror movie buff. I’ve never seen a brutal film make her stomach churn. Until “Green Room,” that is. She had a rough go of it.

    We both really liked it, though. I will contest Mr. Stoklasa and say go see it.

  • Michael Collins

    RLM is kinda dying right in front of our eyes?
    The horror

    Call me

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    #TeamHopefullyItsaGoodFilmandEveryoneShutUp

    #TeamHopingForTheBestButPreparedfortheWorst

  • Bart Crowe

    I don’t like the sound of that Butch character. Me thinks he is trouble with a capital “T”

  • OMNI

    You can always tell a White Power Skinhead to a guy who just shaves is head.
    Skinheads wear flights jackets, Doc Martin boots, braces and cuffed jeans and Tshirts. That culture just doesn’t exist anymore. Most of the old-time skins in CO wear Rockabilly style with some of the old regalia like Docs and flight jackets. They are old and defunct, very few want to tolerate that ignorance anymore

  • Ogrot

    But just as tasty mein friend.

    I also realized that Captain Picard also played a racist Atreides anti Harkonnen bigot named Gurney Halleck in Dune where he ends up with striking blue eyes as he retakes the planet for the Fremen master race. Then I read on Variety (or was it a fever dream?) that his head was used to make the mold for the elf puppet in Elves which he ghostwrote as a love letter to Dr. Mengele. Captain Picard even operated the puppet in some of the scenes but was uncredited.

  • OMNI

    Harkonens were the Nazis of Dune. Gurney Halleck was a badass.

  • OMNI

    No

  • Ogrot

    Bloated pimply faced Harkonnens the master race? I think not.

    Blue eyed Fremen so biologically and culturally adapted to their planet that they survive in its wastelands, ride around on giant worms for funsies, are so bad-ass that a handful of their women and children can defeat elite commandos of the universe with fucking knives, and are lead by a charismatic, all knowing god king messiah who is in fact not a Fremen (German) but an Atreides (Austrian) seems to fit the bill more aptly.

    😉

  • Ogrot

    Yeah, do you guys even realize how expensive time machines are?

  • OMNI

    lol

  • junkevil

    Not even close to that, but there are some people who I’m sure would see it that way.

  • OMNI

    It’s all a Kaufmanesque put-on. Everything is meticulously planned…

  • Imperial_orb

    You could both wear black and white patched Wrestling singlets, and call yourself the MooCowBrothers.
    And your special move is the Cow Tip, and the Fly-Over.

  • RiverboatGrambler

    Booooo

  • Happy Fury road day. #4th

  • OMNI

    Eeek! A Ghost!

  • spoustus

    #TeamMike <3

  • lucid_flux

    By “mauled” you mean molested right?

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    More than anything, I hate contrived “special” occasions.

    – Kobe Bryant’s last game
    – Derek Jeter becoming the Yankees all-time hits leader

    – May the 4th.

  • lucid_flux

    May I ask for spoilers? What scenes made this film so stomach churning? Are we talkin’ Event Horizon type of sadistic excessive horror?

  • Embodied

    Nibelungen Hank. Nibelungen. Siegfried kills a dragon, bath in his blood to become invincible but thanks to a leaf on his back a spot stays vulnerable. Surprise surprise he is killed because of that. It’s hart to understand because it is written in a strange language I’m sure it was only invented to torture kids.

  • OMNI

    May the 4th be with you!!!
    So clever, so important…

  • OMNI

    #TeamMakeItStawp

  • cucadandi

    I second that.

  • NicCagesHair

    Everything in Face/Off is perfect. They used lasers and explained it in like 5 lines of dialogue. If you need more than five fucking lines to explain face swapping, you’re watching the wrong fucking movie.

    I feel the show was always about Walt’s transformation and was the focus of the first 4 seasons. His dissolution of morals and all that shit encompassed within his transformation. At this point we are just nitpicking, it’s great show.

    Oh wait this is the internet, we can’t have civil discussion. You’re wrong, go fuck yourself!!!!!!!!!

  • NicCagesHair

    That all time hits list is one hell of a list.

    The contrived pun of 4th is worth the hate.

  • Mark Bisone

    I am filled with rage!!! I want to take your face… OFF!

  • Hank_Henshaw

    I was doing like a thing…

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    It is, but no one cared about Jeter being the all-time Yankee hit leader until like, three days before it happened. It’s like the Yankees realized it was about to happen, and then decided it was a big deal.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Taken from Wikipedia:

    Star Wars Day became so popular that May 5 has come to be called “Revenge of the Fifth”, a play on Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. On this day, fans join the “Dark Side” by celebrating the Sith Lords from the Star Wars series.

    OOOOOOOOHHHMMAAAAAIIIIIGAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWDD???!!!1!!one!1!!

    The Los Angeles City Council declared May 25, 2007, as Star Wars Day, in honor of the 30th anniversary release date of Star Wars. A separate initiative for observing Geek Pride Day on May 25 is based on the Star Wars connection along with ties to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (see Towel Day) and Discworld.

    “Geek Pride”? What the fuck is this?!

    Now, is there a date to commemorate the release of the Special Editions?

  • Nordquist

    On May 19 can we beat pinata’s of Jar Jar with light sabers to celebrate the phantom Menace?

  • Mark Bisone

    Mentioning “date” and “Star Wars: Special Edition” in the same sentence probably warrants a special edition place in Hell.

  • imc440

    Nah, I was really more amazed that no Yankee before had ever gotten to 3K hits, and this was well before that.

  • NicCagesHair

    Well tough shit Mexio, the fifth of May is Diseny’s now.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    What about the Prequels? Do the Prequels warrant a separate holiday?

  • Mark Bisone
  • Thanatos2k

    Is that how you were conceived? Yikes!

  • Embodied

    I gave up too.

  • Domo

    Does “Drink Your Bleach Day” exist? Because it should!

  • Happy Dredd Day. #4th #WhyNot

  • Cinco de Mayo isn’t really a big deal in Mexico, though. It’s not even a Stat Holiday.

  • Derek Jeter is Number Two.

  • And they’ll drop hints about it being a Macaulay Culkin cameo and then just turn out to be Jack wearing a different colour shirt.

  • It’s sort of funny since if they didn’t like the movie you’d have heard the phrase “and then one of the guys apparently is a kung fu master for some reason?”

  • He’s like Tom Cruise’s female leads: not really that tall, but so much taller than the other one that it’s comical.

  • #TeamThankGodItsNotTheComic

  • TRUMP/GRIMACE 2016
    #MakeAmericaGrapeAgain

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    In hits? He’s #1. But he wore #2. And goes #2.

  • bleurgh

    Upvote for Mein Directive.

  • frankelee

    I can’t wait for CAPTAIN AMERICA! With Mike and Susan and Rich and Moby all discussing their favorite parts, and Mike talking over them to assert his dominance, and Rich going on about AIDS.

  • Gallen Dugall

    Now I’m hyped for it too!

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Will the new Spider-Man be good enough to get the Rich Evans’ Stamp of Approval™ and ®?

  • Gallen Dugall

    Hey, I live thirty minutes from where “Deliverance” was filmed. It’s all gated communities full of one percenters now, because it’s on the water, so you won’t get abducted and raped by the residents, and instead they have their rent-a-cops abduct and rape you for them.

  • kylemz

    I don’t get the praise for Blue Ruin.

  • The retardation and AIDS level of anyone even watching CA:CV must be sky high.

  • fred

    The opening shot is great — the rest of the movie is pretty hokey but alright for a kickstarter project.

  • fred

    Neat.

  • fred

    the AIDS vaccinations are making mah children retarded — OH FUUUU – UUCK.

  • fred

    They’re doing fine. this chat however…

  • fred

    Spoilers would spoil it for you. Watch the film if yer interested.

  • fred

    For what, the Army?

  • fred

    like Alan Moore’s beard.

  • fred

    Probably not but good title.

  • fred

    I scrolled down just a little and found my comments from yesterday.

    My life is an empty shell.

  • Amontillado

    You would think they’re more into purging, but to each their own, I guess….

  • frankelee

    He’s goddamn stingy about his Spider-Man approval.

  • Estillum Ⓐ

    Nazi Punks Fuck Off

  • Domo

    I’d like to give a few thoughts on Cap’s Civil War. If that’s alright. Please don’t ban me. No spoilers.

    I never realized how nice it is to watch a film that’s complicated like this one and not have a director’s style or stamp overtake the film. No Abrams, no Snyder, no Whedon. No lens flares, no crazy violence, no quip-gasms. Outside of a bit of shaky cam in the beginning, this movie felt like a well-made story that fits in a greater anthology. It’s not a director trying to make a film their own. Damn near every character had interesting arcs, each setup had a payoff, and the tone shifted to fit what point needed to be made, without sacrificing the nature of each character. Some fights and scenes were fun, intense, or sad, yet none of it felt out of place.

    I would recommend the film, especially if you liked Winter Soldier. Civil War is serious without being dour, fun without being quippy or silly.

  • NicCagesHair

    Ban Him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Domo

    If I show some skin do you think they’d re-think banning a woman? I don’t even know what Mike and Reggie are into anymore, but it’s worth a shot!

  • Embodied

    Lynch has a rather realistic, maybe negative view on the whole family thing. Beeing a father or a mother, or a child “does” things to you. Forces you do be somebody you aren’t or to do things you don’t want. The “dark side” of beeing a family we most of the time try to avoid thinking about.

  • JackFrost23

    Yellow Rock
    Green Room
    Blue Ruin
    Purple Rain

  • Captain Hackfraud

    Orange County
    Brown Sugar
    Black Dynamite
    Grey Gardens
    Red Heat

  • Happy Zebraman Day. May the 4th be with you.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Civil War was um…

    Well, it was quite fucking good.

    I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.

    #marvelshill4lyfe

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    I was more emotionally invested in the last fight scene than I was during anything that happened during TFA, Man of Steel and BvS combined.

  • TheVerySpecialK

    WHY BLACK DYNAMITE? WHY???

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    I know this is a reference to the movie but all I can think of is Radiohead… hope they’re ok.

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    Saw Midnight Special… in the words of Jay Sherman, “it stinks!”

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    When I was a kid, the one percenters still did their own raping and abducting.. everything’s being outsourced now I guess. smh.

  • spoustus

    speaking of miserable punk bands with no social media presence, the new death grips is up on their youtubes

  • spoustus

    There is shadow under this red rock,
    (Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
    And I will show you something different from either
    Your shadow at morning striding behind you
    Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
    I will show you fear in a handful of dust.

    #sorrynotsorry couldn’t resits, this list smells of the bestest poetry

  • Get a life hahah. Get a life.

  • junkevil

    I saw the film last night and it’s easily the best spiderman we’ve ever seen on screen.

  • Captain Hackfraud

    “Because it’s one of the first black action movies ever made.”

  • Captain Hackfraud

    DYNAMITE… DYNAMITE…

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Lyfe*

  • Red Skeleton

    Aw, what a nice video guys. Keep up the good work.

  • fred

    No links allowed I think.

  • Red Skeleton

    Well… that shouldn’t kill it? Should it?

  • Embodied

    at least 3 “essential” people are missing so far. I guess ban hammer dude went ape shit.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    Spinning is a good trick. Join us Tonight. 10PM EDT. The Manhole. Pantaloons optional.

  • NOT! andrew thompson

    hey Red click on my profile and see the places i’m following. then go to tapeworm world. it will explain a lot.

  • Skewed_View

    You must be one of those “fanboys,” because a Marvel movie can not objectively be good.

  • Thomas Hunt

    They actually do briefly allude to the character’s martial arts ability earlier in the film. You’ll miss it if you’re unfamiliar with the term Jiu-Jitsu, though.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Yes. I particularly liked how every character has a moment to shine, but it is definitively, first and foremost, a Captain America movie. Not even Iron Man was allowed to hijack the movie for himself.

  • caye74

    I approve this message

  • JackFrost23

    You broke the pattern. It’s a color followed by a four letter word starting with ‘R’… 😉

  • caye74

    I just came out of theatre, and I was familiar with all the characters because I was reading up anticipating this movie, so it was really easy to follow, and I was surprised how much time they managed to give each character (spiderman and ant man were freaking perfect!).

    I asked my missus if she thought it was convoluted, and to my surprise she said no, she was very happy with the movie, fun when it needed to be fun, serious when it needed to be serious.

    Great movie, better than first Avengers

  • OMNI

    Well, it did. I don’t post many links but, when I do I want to be able to…

  • Captain Hackfraud

    Oh, I see, you did a pattern thing there. Let me think of some more colours and movies. Browns and Beiges? Nothing. Earthtones? Nope. Pink?

    Anyone remember Pink Rink from 1982? The bestest figure skating movie never made. I give up. The closest I can get is Crimson Peak, just two letters shy of r. 🙂

  • fred

    Civil War has an 8.5 on IMDB which is code for “it was bleh”

  • fred

    This is about freedom Red.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    We disc’in the manhole or wut?

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    * MILD SPOILERS *

    Another note: The ending made the film.

    No city being destroyed. No deathray. No macguffin.

    Just a personal, emotional fight between characters.

  • Charon

    Now I wanna see it!

  • Percy Gryce

    Of course, that last line is the source of the title of one of Evelyn Waugh’s best novels–which was made into a 1988 movie.

  • Happy Cruel Intentions Day! May the 7th be with you.

    Cruel Intentions Day, May 7, celebrates Cruel Intentions directed by Roger Kumble. It is observed by retarded fans of the film. Observance of the holiday spread quickly through Internet, social media, and grassroots celebrations.

    The date was chosen for the easy pun on the catchphrase “May the Seven be with you”— “May the Seventh be with you”. Even though the holiday has no relevance what so ever it still is a fun day for dimwitted gimps, many Cruel Intentions fans across the world choose to celebrate the holiday because other mindless lowlife scum do so during other days. Seriously why is there so much retardation?

  • Ogrot

    I thought I was the only person that celebrated May 7th.

  • Red Skeleton

    Is that the same as exiled from rlm?

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    And I thought I was the only one all this time.

  • NOT! andrew thompson

    no, its a spin off.

  • CapedBaldy

    I really liked this film. Super tense. Thriller that turns into a revenge
    film. I think I like it better than Blue Ruin by a big margin because
    the story is so compact and brutal.

    At any rate I found the depiction of the hardcore and skinhead kids
    fairly accurate. I was a crust punk left winger in college, and I know a
    lot of right wing skin heads. Usually they don’t have problems getting
    along a shows, though violence is a thing. And usually right wing skins
    aren’t that overt in the general music scene. IDK a lot of the
    terminology sounded right, but it seemed like they hired somebody to get
    all that stuff packed into the dialogue. Like sharps, and red
    shoelaces, and such.

    I guess the angle in this film is more of a compound gang/extremist
    movement though, so not quite a huge part of the scene, as much as
    making their own internal scene.

    My only problem was that Imogen Poots wig was fucking terrible.
    Looked like she was wearing a rat on her head haha. The back of her head
    should be a lot shorter.

    It’s funny, I saw about 3 people leave the theater during the film. I
    think they were people going to see Civil War and it sold out. And one
    idiot brought his small children and they kept their face covered for
    most of the film.

    Anyway, Go see it if you can. Great film.

  • Rosemary

    I mighta watched this movie had they given Picard a soliloquy,
    but they were too busy subverting what the audiences would want to expect.

  • CapedBaldy

    I’m glad he didn’t. I didn’t want him taking over. The Soliloquy was for Reese’s character. Mike is just a fucking Star Trek nerd.

  • CapedBaldy

    Probably won’t like this then. Though it’s definitely more fast paced.

  • CapedBaldy

    Its good. Go see it!

  • CapedBaldy

    They do for sure. Skins are still pretty active everywhere, but they may not be in a “gang” on a compound. I have friends who are in “gangs” but they are more just working class folks who are super patriotic and conservative. I think to the average person they would be considered “Nazi”.. but they aren’t. One of my friends who is in the gang is a black Skin. They will accept any race if they believe in America on a nationalistic level and believe in traditional values. But yeah the bands exist too. Bands like Offensive Weapon are pretty active.

  • CapedBaldy

    Its like what they talked about on Previously Recorded when a game gets an 89 or whatever. Its code for decent.

  • OMNI

    Those aren’t Nazi Skins, you most likely talking about SHARPs, Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice. I had some friends that were SHARPs and they gave the Nazi skins a real hassle back in the day.
    I recommend seeing SLC Punk, a little inaccurate but a great movie.

  • CapedBaldy

    No, my friends aren’t sharps. You didn’t read what I wrote. They wouldn’t call themselves Nazi’s either. They are definitely right on the political spectrum but not Nazi. The black guy is very right wing too. They are against communism, liberalism, and things like that. SLC punk is shit. Worst movie ever.

  • OMNI

    SLC Punk has it’s issues but it’s a great movie. And I did read your post. Black skinheads?

  • CapedBaldy

    Yes. Traditional skins actually came from Jamaica to England in the 40’s and 50’s. The original Skins were black. haha. It was just a working class movement. A way to tell that you were working class and proud. But my friends don’t care what color you are as long as you’re patriotic and anti-communist. We have Mexican, Black, and asian skins in our little group. I myself am not a skin and never half been but I also enjoy the scene. It’s not like the movie portrays, but the movie was going for like a compound extremist vibe I guess.

  • CapedBaldy

    I found SLC punk to be kind of cheesy with the way it deal with being a punk. Something Green Room got right. As Mike mentioned it was natural and organic, where as in SLC its kind of over-the-top. it’s a decent story I guess.

  • fred

    hell yeah — saw the same stream.

  • Paul S.

    I still have to watch that! Earlier this year I saw Bright Young Things, which was excellent. I found it more enjoyable than the book Vile Bodies, which seemed to have a pace similar to the frenetic social life Waugh describes.

  • OMNI

    No the Skinheads started in England because of the Jamaican and Caribbean immigrants. The Ska movement came out of the opposition to the skinheads by the mod youth at the time, basically English SHARPs.

  • CapedBaldy

    You just contradicted yourself. The immigrants were already skinheads and they came from Jamaica. LOL

  • OMNI

    No they weren’t

  • Percy Gryce

    It’s good–done by some of the people who did the masterful Granada TV Brideshead Revisited adaptation.

  • Frank Lovejoy

    I see you’re using the modern definitions of “left wing” and “right wing”, which are respectively “pure good” and “racist evil hateful hatey-hate-hate”. Can’t imagine why the world is falling apart.

  • Frank Lovejoy

    I guess if you enjoy watching the same childrens’ story repeated over and over with shiny CGI and ‘splosions.

    Isn’t it amazing that generations of kids have gone to college and paid hundreds of thousands of dollars of daddy’s money to learn every minute detail of story-telling, dissecting actually good movies from decades past in intricate detail, getting certified for their higher-level understanding of what makes great stories … and they uniformly love the crap cranked out every week by the Hollywood machine?

    Oh, and did they have a long pointless scene where they opened ScarJo’s mouth in this one? FAP!

  • Frank Lovejoy

    Keanu Reeves is going to star in her biographical movie. It will be called “Waugh!’

  • Frank Lovejoy

    “This story about men in tights fighting supervillains is COMPLICATED!”

    smh

  • Frank Lovejoy

    A fellow person with taste! Blue Ruin was pointless.

  • Frank Lovejoy

    How can anybody like the Fargo TV show? I am normally a fan of Martin Freeman but his twitchiness in this show is just unbearable, and the stories and characters are so bargain-bin ‘cute’ and ‘quirky’ I wanted to throw my TV out the window. Haven’t seen anything so obnoxious since Agents of Shield – “It’s slimy! Ooh, fun!”

  • kylemz

    and i can barely remember it, which is why my comment didn’t elaborate.

  • kylemz

    I think it’s great. It is supposed to be a little off-kilter, like the movie. The quirkiness of some of the characters contrasts with the evil of the criminals, and the horror of their crimes. Thornton is a frightening psycopath. Season two is in some ways even better, and I really like the way they defend the values of the non-criminals in that part of the country.

  • Double Agent Mitchell

    Well, the good news is that you’ve proven you’re smarter than the film.

  • Frank Lovejoy

    I’m sure there are people who claim not to like things just to be cool, although I’ve never met them. But I actually don’t like these movies, and I honestly don’t understand people who do. I know smart people. I work with smart people. They all dutifully go watch every week the same superhero story with a slight twist and cheer it and tell me how awesome it was, and all I can do is think “What the hell is wrong with everybody?”

    How many times do you have to see a guy in a power suit defeat another guy in a power suit, or a guy with weird powers defeat another guy with weird powers, or a small woman beat up guys six times her size and do a jump and three-point-landing and look up at the camera? How many times is enough? When do people get sick of it? Because it’s been YEARS now of this same damn thing over and over and over, without even a small break in between.

    Yet when Taken came out, it was yawn a dull revenge movie. Plus it’s so xenophobic! I mean, guy, it’s not like there are real Albanian crime syndicates in Europe abducting women and forcing them into sex slavery. That’s so ridiculous. Now let’s watch this week’s movie about the guy with mind powers who wants to use a toxic gas to rule the world!

    It’s childish escapism, at its most ‘complex’ molded with by-the-numbers hipster leftist world view nonsense, and I’m desperately tired of it.

    As for your college rant: generally people receive loans and scholarships based on merit, and there are a limited number of them. So in most cases, daddy foots a substantial portion of the bill. In any case, I care not one whit for the modern generations of useless-degree posers who are dictating the direction of our culture. Waah, I studied for six years how women are empowered in Eastern cinema and subjugated in Western cinema, and I can’t get a high-paying job – much less one that lets me CHANGE TEH WORLD! I’m voting Bernie Sanders!!!!

    This country deserves what is going to happen to it.

  • Double Agent Mitchell

    Yes, the reaction to “Taken” was a giant yawn that made $220 Million worldwide and opened the door for two sequels.

    You’re right, they’re childish escapism. It’s one of the roles that films can play. They can challenge us intellectually, make us laugh, cry, resonate with our personal experiences or provide vicarious entertainment through action. Sometimes, you get a film that does all of that at once. But as far as film at large, I don’t really see why superhero films are some kind of signifier of the death of cinema. They’re just part of a larger picture. They are hardly the only thing going in films.

    Listen, it’s very clear you don’t like these movies. It’s also clear that you judge the people who do by implying there’s something wrong with them. So, I don’t know. Don’t watch them? I’m sure there are films out there that cater to you specifically.

    Also, the last time I checked (briefly after I graduated) private loan volume in this country was around $6 Billion. I know, because that’s how I funded my education. It’s how many people – who simply get priced out and have no other recourse – do it now.

    The rest is just the typical “I was in college for six years and took womens’ studies” handwaving crap that I’ve seen a million times. No quicker way to lose me or anyone else my age than by making “youth” seem like a disease that you never had.

  • Domo

    Hi! I just saw John Carter. That was a wonderful film! I know you’re a fan of Burroughs’ literary works. Would you have any recommendations for reading material? And if you wanted to talk about the film, just holler! The husband and I loved it very much and are planning on purchasing it. We might even get a woola! So psyched!

  • Frank Lovejoy

    You argue just to argue. You really have no grasp of the meaning of this discussion.

    Taken’s metacritic is 50. American Sniper barely cracked 70. Yet Iron Man is 79. Star Vaginas is 81. My point is made.

    Of course childish escapism is “one of the roles movies can play”. My point is that it is the only role people want and expect movies to play today. Anything vaguely real frightens and confuses them, so they scream it’s “xenophobic” or “heteronormative” or whatever and go back to their cartoons.

    To put it bluntly: you’d be in your overstuffed couch shitting into the center hole and cramming popcorn in your mouth, I’d knock, and you’d scream “Go away, ‘batin!” Have another Brawndo, genius.

  • Double Agent Mitchell

    Metacritic? Is that really that meaningful to you?

    Glad you’re the one dictating what the apparent “meaning of this discussion” is. We can agree to disagree on what people want and expect out of their films today. If you prefer to be cynical and perpetually disappointed in tastes that aren’t yours, that’s up to you.

    Also, no need to be a jerk and insert me into an “Idiocracy” reference because I enjoyed “Captain America: Civil War.” It’s just a movie I saw and it really doesn’t tell you anything at all. But have it your way.

  • Now I Get It

    Isn’t that funny? I’ve been thinking about re-skinning a woman, but can’t quite stabilise the game matrix. Think Scrabble plus Battleship on a Risk map representing the global sex trade’s four waves, but as if, as if they’re happening all at once.

  • Domo

    Give Chutes and Ladders a try. Good way to climb the bones and slide down the stretchy organs when you’re all done!

  • Now I Get It

    I was thinking Capture the Flag, but I’ll be damned if I’ll go all the way to Camp No. 14 just to steal your Stability Patent. Chutes and Ladders it is. And a whole lot of reverse engineering.

  • Variant

    Nah dude you’re crazy, Fargo is great. Billy Bob Thornton played the most sinister character I’ve seen on-screen in years. And have you ever stopped to think that in some small towns people do in fact act certain ways that could be interpreted as “cute” or “quirky” just because you aren’t familiar with the tone of their dialect? I have to ask if you have seen the original movie because that was a huge thing in that too. It was fucked up things happening in a cute little town. If you expected something different from a tv show based on the movie – well you’d be right, but not on that front.

  • Now I Get It

    Thx.

  • perfectlyreasonabletoo

    Damn, how many dragon dildos does Rich NEED?

  • Bob

    Gotta admit, I loved Green Room. That said, here is your Jeremy Saulnier drinking game. Take a shot every time you see one of these things:
    Jeremy Saulnier Films include:

    1. Gas Cans
    2. Axes
    3. Virginia
    4. Dogs
    5. Drugs
    6. Obsolete technology (Film cameras, Vinyl)
    7. Nearly hacked-off limbs
    8. Cell phone 911
    9. Living in cars
    10. Incompetent people
    11. Looking through holes in doors
    12. Scavenging
    13. Barbed wire fences
    14. Wallets or keys on chains
    15. Moustaches and egregious facial hair
    16. Slide locks on doors
    17. The “back of the house” i.e. the side patrons don’t usually see
    18. Murder, commitment to it, and reservation about doing it.
    19. A stab wound to the head
    20. A knife wound to the hand
    21. A girl named “Sam”
    22. Duct Tape
    23. Gunshot wound to the face
    24. Only five rounds in a firearm
    25. Macon Blair

  • Joe

    “I’ve been waiting years to say ‘Punk Rock Chekov vs Nazi Picard'”

    Just 2 minutes into this review after seeing the movie and they are killing it with this episode. If there was a sitcom that used the same cadence/delivery style as RLM I’d watch the hell out of it. But they’d all have to walk really slowly when leaving a room.

  • Variant

    So… I live in the midwest. In a city two hours from Portland, Oregon. There is a place near where I live, and another one under the same name in/near Portland called “The Green Room”. It’s a bar. I went to ours for a comedy show a couple weeks back, but they also do live music there too. And punk rock is kind of popular amongst the younger kids hanging out downtown. It’s not the mainstay though so as a punk rock band you’d likely be doing a crappy unpopulated show where they’d rather have a blues or hard rock band or something. Much nicer than the one in the movie though, and not run by white supremacist as far as I know… but we do have a problem with them here. I’ve crossed paths with a few of them here and there. Just a few interesting facts as I watched the movie a lot of things were eerily familiar to me. Makes me wanna check out the other one to see if it’s a dark, seedy environment.

  • Corey Owens

    That was a whole lot of talking for you guys to hardly say a fucking thing about the movie.

  • Felipe

    They addressed the fact that the character knows martial art. When he attacks the punk iwth the Mohican someone shouts:”hey, jiu-jitsu”. Which ia a deadly Brazilian martial art. Trust me, I’m a Brazilian and a Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt.

  • harumph

    You live in the Pacific Northwest, not the Midwest.

  • Ah whoops. thanks that was a dumb mistype. Although it’s entirely possible that I just don’t know who I am or where I am.

  • harumph

    By the way, the Green Room in Portland isn’t a White Supremacist stronghold–just a cocktail bar–although there is a dark and still slightly divey bar in the SE called The Trap that used to be full of skins back in the day before they put up art and installed a real kitchen instead of a microwave behind the bar.

  • Yes I bet you that is quite true. Like I said – definitely not condemning the name of either “Green Room”, the one I went to was actually quite nice. BUT – I’d be willing to bet that the concept is based off of a real place like the one you just described.

  • Otherhand

    I finally saw this, and if you still have not, then… nothing? It’s a great film, but I really don’t get where this reputation for extremity is coming from. There’s some claustrophobic tension, if you fear being trapped. Attack dogs are used, if that’s a concern. There’s one close-up of the aftermath of a blade injury to a limb, but the actual wounding happens off-camera. There are very quick shots of single-blow throat cuts, and a guy gets cut from belly to chest. Fatal gunshots.

    But either I’m broken, or there really wasn’t anything all that bad in the movie. It’s all down to the makers’ skill in crafting this nightmare scenario of going up against a whole squad of Nazis. See it! Just don’t prepare yourself for a pinnacle in horror, because it’s not coming.

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