Half in the Bag: Nightcrawler and Birdman

November 17, 20141,092 Comments

Mike and Jay decide to sit out Dumb and Dumber To and see some good movies instead!


Filed in: Half in the Bag

  • Robby

    WHERE DA WHITE WOMEN AT

  • feline_diabeetus

    You fucks!

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    So I contacted The Guinness Book of World Records to put you guys in the records books for most Nukie movies ever collected.

    They laughed at me.

  • ModernDayMinstrel

    Ah, yet again, the dilemma for every HitB: do I wait to go see these movies, or do I watch the review?

  • SH1N1GAM1

    Did it all for the Nukie.

  • Anthony D.

    So glad you guys are discussing these films. Two of the year’s best by far.

  • SH1N1GAM1

    Is Plinkett’s house so water-tight because of all the blood or the semen?

  • Ah.. you know that feeling you get every time there’s a new Half in the Bag? The joy, the shame, the anticipation…? I call it “Hackenfraude.”

  • ModernDayMinstrel

    All the blood AND semen.

  • omitted

    Once again had to stay up till 4 am because my Jay-sense was tingling.

  • omitted

    Jay confirmed for Jake!

  • fridoodly

    Two video pieces in as many days! Oh you beautiful cunts!

  • jack2211

    Nightcrawler bugged me. It was fun, but it felt like a Movie the whole time (especially because of the score). It couldn’t figure out whether it was a comedy or a thriller — and didn’t do either well. And I just thought Gyllenhall was an SNL character.

  • Interesting that you mention the music. I haven’t seen it yet but I will soon. What was wrong with it? Was the score too “movie like”? Like, more of a traditional score? Because I’d expect a movie like this one to go more towards the Drive/Trent Reznor/Fincher type of “modern” more ambient, sound design thing.

  • Sully

  • Nicholas J. Michalak

    I agree a lot with Mike here. Gyllenhaal is incredible, and does deserve a wealth of hardcore praise for his performance. However, the rest of the movie is just okay. It doesn’t go full boar into its concepts to get really disturbing or innovative with its filmmaking style. There are so many films picking up that neo noir Los Angeles style that it doesn’t standout in its general look or cinematography overall. It did need a director with a bolder vision and no fear to really dig deeper into that underbelly. The movie is all solidly and competently executed, but none of it is exceptional. Also, Nightcrawler does run out of places to go after the climax, and essentially fizzles out.

  • jack2211

    Mike mentions it, but really sappy and ’90s movie-like in certain scenes. There are folks online who say it’s intentional — that Lou thinks it’s an inspirational rags-to-riches story and so the movie trears it that way.

  • Iiiinteresting! I’ll be sure to pay attention to that, then.

  • stefan

    If you watch HitB, you get to rewatch it later after you have seen the movies; that’s what I do 🙂

  • Now I Get It

    *on

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I hope you’re a bottom, or your relationship with Jay will never work.

  • ModernDayMinstrel

    Jay has another quote at the end I have a feeling you’ll like!

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    *the

  • Martín Galarza Flores

    “We got an early cut of the new Avengers movie: The Revenge of the Fallen Ultron!”

    These guys’ humor doesn’t fail to deliver, and it never has.

  • Fucking hell! I’m just watching the episode now and Mike actually mentions Trent Reznor/Drive, hahaha.

  • omitted

    “Clearly”
    “What are you talking about?”
    “What are YOU talking about?”

  • Now I Get It

    “…and very clearly Michael Keaton was picked for this because he used to be Batman…”

    And because of “Game 6”.

  • nat

    I actually disagree with Jay, re: Magnolia’s long take. I don’t think that long take was completely arbitrary. I don’t think anything Paul Thomas Anderson does in his films is arbitrary, but that’s just, like, my opinion, man.

  • omitted

    You could say it was one of the TOP moments in this video.

  • Turner Peter

    why is it so blue?

  • ronin122

    Of course Jay’s a top, I saw that picture that clearly wasn’t a photoshop of “The Shining” and clearly Rich Evans is not only bottom but a furry too, with Mike as a creepy voyeur just like a certain psychopath who won’t make another review because reasons. So I’m not sure what to look forward to more, you hack frauds wrapping up the year with a good movie, or seeing you two suffer through “Fuck You, It’s January”. I demand at least a good montage of the fecal matter Hollywood will thrust upon us to start the new year off with an “oh…..”.

  • Dan Hibiki

    cause theyz unda hwata

  • Now I Get It
  • Now I Get It

    *wang(s)

  • Michael Collins

    OK, my comment is in, now it’s off to watch the show…

  • omitted

    More like Half in the Brokeback…

    I’m convinced that the ongoing gaybaiting in these videos is put there purely to drive me insane. Or maybe that’s just part of my delusions of grandeur…

  • Robby
  • Jonathan Hohstadt

    My brain defaulted to It’s Always Sunny mode.

    There are a lot of things that make my brain default to It’s Always Sunny mode.

  • omitted

    I was just going to say I we need this as a gif, so thanks!

    Edit: After staying up all night, it is quite hypnotizing.

  • castlemonster

    You guys should have a show where you talk about television. Most new movies suck so bad these days that to talk about them gives them attention they’re unworthy of. Especially with January coming up. But there are some great television shows out there (which typically go wrong at some point, but oh well). And there are some terrible television shows, of course. You can rip into those if praising the good ones makes you restless.

  • CJ Lack

    I think a number of the actors were cast to parallel their reputations and or roles. Michael Keaton of course, but Ed Norton with his script meddling and insane acting demands, and I think the lesbian scene with Naomi Watts and her character as a panicky actress were a nod to Mulholland Dr. and Jay is fucking hackfraud for not noticing.

  • Martín Galarza Flores

    “If you’re gonna have a movie named Birdman, you should have more Birdman action. Birdman is barely in this movie.”

    I love that. Nice dig at dumbasses who criticize The Dark Knight Rises, or Iron Man 3 saying: “Duh, there’s no Batman in this Batman movie” or “They should’ve called it Tony Stark 3”

    Jay knows his shit.

  • Gene Parmesan

    As soon as they described the plot to Nightcrawler I thought of Network, glad they mentioned it. Everyone should see Network, it deserves a larger place in film history.

  • Soge

    The comment section for the Liar Liar theme on Youtube is amazing.

  • Martín Galarza Flores

    33:39

    Hey look, a Man of Steel poster!

    Glad to see this shit movie references a much better one. Who cares about a smart story, great acting and shit like that when you can have hobo bearded Superman, explosions, complete and utter destruction of a city for no aparent reason….

  • playdude92 .

    I aprrecitate you guys talkin about less mainstream movies. Keep it up!
    I also aprreciate good movies coming out, even if they´re all dark and depressing.

  • The score for NIGHTCRAWLER was supposed to be satirical. According to director Dan Gilroy ” we approached this as a success story. Not to celebrate what’s going on, but to highlight the fact that Lou sees this entire experience as way to achieve success. If you start on someone who is looking for work and end on that same person running a thriving business, maybe a question pops into your head: Maybe the problem isn’t Lou (although Lou is certainly a problem for other people in the film). Maybe it’s the society that creates and rewards Lou. When I discussed the score with James Newton Howard, we wanted to do a counterpoint, subversive score. We’re going counterpoint to everything you’re watching. Every time Lou does something wrong, we’re celebrating it. The scene where he steals the bike, there’s a little score that might fit into a kid’s movie! For this movie in particular, the score carries a lot of weight. It’s pushing against all of our natural inclinations to judge Lou. Which runs counter to a lot of scores that serve to pre-digest and underline the intended emotions of a scene… “In case you weren’t picking up that something bad is going on, we’re going to put insane string music to mirror the inner mind of the character.” And I think it’s a really brave score for that reason.”

  • CJPeters

    I’m glad you mentioned the co-star in Nightcrawler, great performance hope he doesn’t get overlooked. Also the music, the scene where he comes upon the car crash on the deserted road and there’s this strange triumphant music. If they were trying to say something with the music they failed. I do however think it succeeds at portraying psychopathy better than American Psycho.

  • Josh Noble

    It’s the bodies stuffed in the walls.

  • Lional punsalot

    Those supreme graphics are too much for my computer to handle.

    Also im sorry RLMkeepitup, it seems we both get blueballs.

  • Josh Noble

    If they die in a house at the bottom of a lake, it would be exactly the way everyone expected them to die.

  • This is pretty fascinating. I’m surprised Mike and Jay didn’t pick up on that. I mean, based on what you posted it sounds like it was very obviously meant to contrast the fuck up shit onscreen.

    Shit I’m excited to watch this film.

  • Brandon Shaffer

    The reviews are spoiler free anyway.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    James Newton Howard has done lots of comedy scores, but he’s also done his share of “action” and “drama” scores. Didn’t he collaborate with Hans Zimmer for the Nolan Batman trilogy? Everyone seems to love that noise.

    Also the music composer for every M. Night Shyamalan movie since The Sixth Sense!

  • Lional punsalot

    They could still catch a bunch of sharks, tie them to the house and ride a wave of sharks back to shore! You never know.

  • Run to your theater! See BIRDMAN as well if you haven’t

  • Michael Collins

    Great show, if you don’t want to watch it here’s a short review..

    First Mike, tears, then proceeds to fist, a new asshole for Jay
    Repo Man gets mentioned

    Show goes gay after that for a bit, but ends on an enigmatic high.

  • omitted

    I think Mike and Jay were really on TOP of their game with this one. They hardly spoke on TOP of each other at all and they really analyzed the films in question from TOP to bottom. The humor felt like a cherry on TOP of a sundae. A really TOP-notch video indeed! I can’t off the TOP of my head think of anything wrong with it. I wish I could TOP off their beers to thank them. Don’t even get me started on that ending, what a way to go out on TOP!

  • Josh Noble

    The only sharks at the bottom of Lake Michigan are the ones who crossed the union thugs.

  • Lional punsalot

    They could still catch a bunch of turtles, tie them to the house and ride a wave of turtles back to shore. You never know.

  • Gene Parmesan

    I kept hearing everyone talking about Birdman, I thought it was that new Steve Carrel movie where he has a bird nose.

  • Lional punsalot

    Look omitted I know your enjoying this but there is no reason to be so over the TOP. Have some decorum and come down from the TOP of the mountain of joy your sitting on.

  • Josh Noble

    I’d watch that movie.

  • John Clavis

    I’m on my tablet, & I can’t find a browser that will let me watch this without going back to my desktop. There’s antimony arsenic aluminum selenium hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium. Nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium, and iodine or I’ll kill you all with my machete…. But only metaphorically…

  • Josh Noble

    I just want to get to the bottom of it all.

  • Lional punsalot

    Since im from England this looks like a fine catch you have found here sully. A lady like that would only really consider landed gentry.

  • Lional punsalot

    you forgot unobtainium.

  • bassbait

    but the real question is if Jay is looking for a bottom…

  • Lional punsalot

    I am convinced they are trolling us subtly in every video at this point. I have a mountain of evidence I could point to, but trust me, I have absolutely no doubt they are aware of the comments section and how to troll it.

    Or maybe you finally “broke” back jay. I can’t be bothered to perfect this joke.

  • Gene Parmesan

    Jake Gyllenhaal has been on a tear recently, three movies in a years time where he really shows his talent. And to think it all started with Bubble Boy…

  • BIRDMAN is really awful. Iñárritu is a pompous, attention-starved “artist”. I’m shocked at how many people he continues to fool. Ugh.

  • omitted

    So you are saying that yelling at the TOP of my lungs that I’m on TOP of the world right now should not be a TOP priority for me at the moment?

  • Muthsarah

    Part of me can’t believe I’m saying this, but…..this movie was WAY too profane. People swearing at each other when they’re angry, or when they’re trying to get attention, or when they really wanna drill one important bit in (or when they’re drunk…), I totally get that. Profanity is as common as any other form of speech. But this movie had, perhaps, ten times the profanity it needed to get its characters’ personalities and motivations across. Birdman kept calling Keaton’s character a “motherfucker”. Almost every sentence he spoke, he was saying “motherfucker”. It felt really unnecessary. Say that to get his attention, say that to put him down. But if you say that ALL THE TIME, it just feels like you (meaning Birdman) thinks it just sounds cool or something. And I don’t think that’s a new word to any of us here.

    Similarly, Edward Norton’s character….yeah, kinda a stock character – the obsessive, overly-professional, live-wire asshole. I get it. He only cares about the performance, about whatever connection he’s able to get with his fellow actors and with the audience. Social propriety means nothing. Conventional stage professionalism is a straight-jacket. Being self-absorbed, being callous (especially if he’s playing a callous, self-absorbed character), you wanna live that as much as possible to establish a naturalistic relationship between actor and character, actor and actor, and actor and audience. But he got positively RAPEY, and was picking fights, and was just a complete and utter sociopath. And….yet that is never explored in any real depth. He’s just highly unpleasant…to the extreeeeeeeeme. Is that supposed to make him seem cool? I hated his character. I didn’t want to. I like the OCD-ish heart-on-his-sleeve artist. But this guy was a criminal.

    Overall, I did like “Birdman”, but I hated the script. I have to say it, I hated the script. It tried SOOOOOOO hard, WAAAAAAAAY too hard to come off edgy and adult and hardcore and profane and “aren’t we fucking awesome, fucking everyone’s fucking swearing all the fucking time, motherfucker, fuck yeah this is Broadway, motherfucker, this is hardcore shit here, you can’t fucking take this shit!”

    When it really didn’t need to. The profanity quickly became a distraction. It felt like someone wrote a really fun, intense, layered script, and their twelve-year-old son found the script and inserted a bunch of dirty words thinking it would make it seem more cool. It didn’t. Had there been SOME restraint here, I woulda loved this movie. But, long before even halfway in, every new gratuitous, pointless eff-bomb took me right out of the movie. It doesn’t work when Mamet overdoes this stuff, and it didn’t work here. The cast and the editing saved the film. The script, despite so much good stuff to it, just overheated and blew the fuck up.

    Now let’s see if this comment even goes through. 😀

  • DanceOfBirther

    Birdman has my favorite sound mix since Tropic Thunder. This is great example of how cinema sound can pinpoint and reinforce what’s going on in a scene.

  • a_proud_curmudgeon

    I couldn’t agree more with this comment. They should definitely do TV shows next; possibly a season at a time. I would watch the shit out of those.

  • Lional punsalot

    I’m saying you should sTOP trying so hard to get on TOP of this situation and just accept this uTOPian dream that you have awoken to this day.

  • Josh Noble

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  • Lional punsalot

    I think I watched a different video from you, mine had more unicorns.

  • omitted

    If he’s not, I may have to cut a bitch…

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    FRITS!
    FRIST!
    FARTS!
    FISTR!
    FIRST! … SEC-

    EIGHTIETH!

  • omitted

    Can’t think of a way to TOP your comment, maybe I have to take it from the TOP and watch the video again with my TOP hat on.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    tl;dr

    Kidding.

    And by kidding I mean my reason for not reading this is because I haven’t seen the film yet.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    brower*

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Now imagine the things you’d let Jay to do your BOTTOM.

  • The Anti-Troll

    Hey guys. Great episode. Thanks. I am not going to lie….I am very disappointed the second movie did not begin with a hardy BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRDMAN! ala the old cartoon. 🙂

  • Lional punsalot

    Get your TOP men on it, maybe show whos the TOP dog around here and BANG jay to rights.

    Edit: i am scarily good at this.

  • omitted

    You should really give FISTR a try, so much better than Grindr.

  • Muthsarah

    tl;drs are always so cute to me. It prolly took me 90 seconds to write the above. One take, no editing. If what the other comment is meant to get across is “you are obsessive and crazy”, well, sorry to say, I’m not. I just type quickly, and my default style is “rant”. One shot, type quickly, pretend you’re talking with your fingers, and you’re a lil’ drunk. Go!

    Oh, and if you’re even remotely curious about the film, you should see it. Even if you have to wait for video/streaming. It’s not a film that NEEDS to be seen on the big screen, but it’s totally worth seeing. I would recommend seeing it in theatres only because I love Michael Keaton and I want his films to do well so he has the greatest possible freedom to choose his future projects. He was over 90% of the reason I saw “Birdman”. He’s just one of my favorite actors ever since I was a child, he’s always great. And he’s genuinely great here.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    All I want to know is if he pecks people’s eyes out and shits on their shoulders while in flight.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    The word arbitrary is arbitrary.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Yes.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Bragging about typing speed while missing the joke I was trying to make. Kudos. Guess I’ve a better reason to not read your novel comment now.

  • Lional punsalot

    Welcome to RLM.

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    Jay, you’re clearly a twink.

  • Muthsarah

    I got your “joke”, but as it wasn’t being critical, I took it in good humor and didn’t think too much of it.

    I’m not a regular commenter on this board. I don’t think I realized until just now how YouTube-y it is.

  • Lional punsalot

    This is deep, There is no such thing as time, or space, its all like an illusion our senses place over the experiences we conceive.

  • Adzl33t

    “You got that thing I sent you?”

  • omitted

    Richdamn you RLM, it’s 6:30 am and I haven’t slept at all yet. Oh well, if anyone disturbs my grogginess tomorrow with a question my sole answer shall be: “Jay is a top. Clearly!”

  • Lional punsalot

    It wasn’t until I turned up, and now its a playhouse of the demented and dishonest.

  • Adzl33t

    Still no review of Big Hero 6, and still no review of an animated movie; this show is more prejudiced to animation than the Oscars.

    Seriously reviewed Big Hero 6…… Im sure Penguins of Madagascar is not gonna be that great, so that’s too easy a target to bash, or it will just be ok.

  • Muthsarah

    Well, every place that’s popular is. The greater the volume of comments, the greater the anonymity of the individual commenter, and, thus, the less self-conscious each individu….

    [comment abruptly ended as it reached its ADD-approved character limit]

  • Lional punsalot

    Too many words, I can’t understand what you are trying to say.

  • omitted

    He might be an otter, but we would need to see more body hair to make that distinction.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Perhaps refraining from bragging about rather trivial things might help you receive a warmer welcome [I’m writing this comment with my toes]. That said, we’re assholes here, but forgiving assholes. I may have gotten your tone wrong from your reply as it read like someone who saw “tl;dr” and immediately typed a reply.

    That said, I may even agree with your opinion on Birdman once I see the film [if it ever gets around to showing where I live]. I don’t mind profanity [had to read at least a bit of your comment before I realized which film it was referring to], but when it’s trying to hard it gets distracting.

  • RCM kewl

    Am I the only one who likes it more when they review bad movies?!??!?!???!?!111/1/1/1?

  • Lional punsalot

    Is that what was being talked about? then i guess me posting is a distraction and that makes my posts spam. Hmm i wonder if people are getting happier with me doing that.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Having tastes in certain films [or in this case, against certain films] is prejudiced? I’m perfectly fine with them not reviewing animated films aimed more towards children.

    I mean, the only animated film for children I can recall them reviewing recently was TRANS4MERS.

    Edit: TRANS4MERS is not an animated children’s film. I was making a joke. I was jesting at their overuse of CGI in those films and further joking by saying it was aimed at children, as in people with the mentality of children would be amused by that shit.

  • Lional punsalot

    I like it better when they enjoy themselves. Which I hope is all the time.

  • Kevin Savage

    I usually agree with you guys but I thought Birdman was really pretty mediocre at best. Yes, the long shot was well done and the acting is top notch. However, the script was overdone. It was all tell, no show. The visuals didn’t tell the story, the dialogue did. That would have been great if this were a radio play. Really, pretty much anything could have been going on visually and the story would have been exactly the same. All of the major speeches characters made in the film were preachy and un-nuanced. During the fantasy sequence, the point of which would have been obvious without the dialogue, we’re told exactly what we’re supposed to get from the scene. It was all too on-the-nose (no pun intended). The film would have been better without all the long shots and with some dialogue that added to the visuals rather than just explained them.

  • Muthsarah

    Geez, I didn’t think it would come off that way. I was merely attempting to reply directly to your tl;dr. I’m not a stranger to that type of thing, I do tend to rant with my internet comments (it is very intentional, it’s just my style, I throw every word I have at the comment section, I don’t just limit it to a line or two), and it does get commented on by others, rarely positively. Just my way of trying to brush it off like “ain’t no thing”.

    There were no real spoilers in my comment, really. Maybe a little something about Edward Norton’s character, but not a big deal, nothing that affects the plot, just a subjectively-very-big-thing that he does at one point in the story, for no apparent reason other than….that’s what his character thinks is funny, I guess.

    Just go in guarded about the level of profanity in the film. I’d be surprised if it didn’t distract you as it did me. Hopefully, girded for the task, it won’t be as big an issue for you as it was for me.

  • Max Wylde

    When’s the next Plinkett Review!!!

  • castlemonster

    Yeah, I don’t know how they’d do it. They are some YouTube reviewers that review episode to episode but I guess that could get pretty time-consuming. But Hollywood has become so revoltingly cynical that I don’t know why anyone even cares about new movies, anymore. 90% of them are mind-numbingly stupid and worthless cash-grabs. But since The Sopranos we’ve been in the true renaissance of television. That’s what people talk about at the water cooler, nowadays. Not the latest prequel/reboot/big-star vanity project.

  • Max Wylde

    Do you guys have Star Wars – Episode VII – The Force Wakes Up?

  • Lional punsalot

    Your obviously someone who nose what he wants in a film. You could say your reaction to this film was to cover your nose because its such a stinker.

    Some people have told me about you, they say you have a nose for bad films.

    Heaven nose I wont sleep tonight nosing mike and jay had a different opinion on a movie to you, because all art is only enjoyable on a technical level and not subjectively.

  • omitted

    Yeah, it’s like living under the big TOP.

  • Adzl33t

    That is not a children film, or not much for TMNT either those films are for horny 13 year old boys for boobs and ass shots, Im talking about The Lego movie, How To Train Your dragon 2, or Boxtrolls

  • RCM kewl

    Doesn’t surprise me, they’re just two hack frauds and nothing more.

  • It is so odd that I really liked “Drive”, but I hated “Under the Skin” and “Enemy”.

    I do not know what to think on whether to see “Nightcrawler”.

  • Adzl33t

    The Forrest Gump esque soundtrack parts, like when Jake talks about working hard and achieving goals, was SATIRICAL, it was spoofing Jake sociopathic American dream stuff

  • Adzl33t

    I just don’t like prejudice with animation, it’s not A Genre

    Brad Bird could punch anyone saying that to him

  • Palpatine

    And Flyin’ Ryan was a movie made for children. I think.

  • William Deza

    I understand the complaint with the “Nightcrawler” score, but I think that was intentional. Like I interpreted it as an inspiring underdog film, disguised as a film about a psychopath. The score kinda tricks you into thinking that he’s overcoming these obstacles and defying expectations and such.

  • Thomas Goresen

    Yeah but even if the score is supposed to be bad, it’s still bad. I haven’t heard it yet but it’s really easy to screw up satire, and scores aren’t meant to be the main focus of the film. If you get that the score is satirical, then you’re being drawn out of the film to focus on production. That’s not what scores should do.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Well, true to my Canadian fashion, I apologize for my reply.

    Sorry™

    Seems I typed it in haste. I may read your comment yet. There is hope, A New Hope. Because The Force Awakens? … Currently though, it’s late.

    Taco shall return tomorrow, perhaps.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Those 3 films weren’t aimed at children? I guess the cutesy stuff and the very fact LEGO is a children’s toy/plaything is just coincidence, right? What about the PG ratings? What about the subject matter? All seems like it’s aimed primarily at children and families.

    That’s not to say they’re not good. I watched The LEGO Movie twice and enjoyed it. I saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 just the other night and liked it, although not as much as the first.

    What I’m trying to say is that you should give up waiting for them to review animated films. They don’t seem to want to do that and its their prerogative what they watch and review.

  • a_proud_curmudgeon

    Yeah, I don’t know about Hollywood. I’m a young-in myself so I can’t really attest, but I remember Mike and Jay saying that Hollywood was always 90% shit. And I think part of the challenge is to try to find the “diamonds in the ruff”. Me personally, I don’t mind that Michael Bay puts out garbage every year, as long as I don’t have to see it, if that means a studio has enough money to make films like Her with Joaquin Phoenix or the two above. But you’re definitely right about the Renaissance of Television right now, especially but not entirely on HBO and Showtime. (Damn I miss Boardwalk Empire.)

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    “If you get that the score is satirical, then you’re being drawn out of the film to focus on production.”

    That didn’t happen to me. Only part where I thought about production were the opening titles and end credits, which showed its low budget. Other than that, I was compelled throughout by Jake’s character and the story.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Jay doesn’t even have cable [he mentioned this in yesterday’s Pre-Rec broadcast], so I doubt he cares too much about television or television shows. That said, he has talked about a few shows from time to time on HitB. Overall, though, it just seems they don’t care about television as much nor do they know as much about television to review it. Plus, reviewing a whole show can be difficult. That’s a lot of material to go over, even for someone that’s passionate about the stuff.

    Perhaps I’m just hoping they don’t bother reviewing television shows because I personally don’t give a shit about them.

  • Adzl33t

    It supposed to be more like a Play, but the one shot, almost fly on the wall perspective, and crazy episodes from Keaton, were visually interesting to me. It’s not boring exposition like Nolan movies, the talking in Birdman are characters DOING SOMETHING, sure it’s not action packed but there are active characters, but at least it’s not bland exposition stand in’s for pretentious dry dull psychology with little to no new emotional content. Are you sure your not just complaining about Intersteller?

  • omitted

    The power of Christ the character of Jake compels you!

  • Adzl33t

    I think the wording was wrong

    What im saying is that TMNT and Transformers movies are not really kids films, not the Lego movie, Lego Movie is a family film, not only that but a well made film in generally

    Though ironically films like How To Train Your Dragon 2, probably had more mature themes and messages than what would be in an Tranformers film, as Doug Walker pointed out.

    Also I just think it would be interesting for them to get out of their comfort zone, and review something different, so no, I’m not gonna stop asking for an animated movie review. If they reviewed crap like Jack & Jill and Twilight, they can review a well made animated film

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    “Hi I’m Mic.”
    “And I’m Jake.”
    “And this is Half in the Worst, a movie review show about a Wheel of the Bag where thousands of DVDs are torture us from being sent of our fans of Led Redder Median. We watch the DvdsS and then then we then we talk bout tehm on tha show. mandarin”
    “Mic, are yo-areareareare you ooookay”
    “JAKE. My face is bleeding! … thwords!”
    “Mic, I think I ate too much chocolate. I think I’m getting CHAULKLET WASTED!”
    “Fork in the brain. Fork in the brain. Fork in the brain. Fork in the brain.”

    Edit: This was funnier in my head.

  • Thomas Goresen

    Fair. Again, haven’t seen it so I can’t say that it’s a bad score, I just think the idea of a satirical score is clever, but risky. Personally I don’t want to blatantly notice the score, so I can see why Mike said it was notable in a detracting sense.

  • Adzl33t

    Birdman, and Night Crawler were some of my favorite films of the year along with Big Hero 6, which I all saw at the same weekend……….. and Interstellar but screw that movie

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    When I said Trans4mers was an animated children’s film, I was joking.

    Go ahead and continue to ask them to review films they don’t want to review, though. They basically do what they want, for the most part, which I enjoy and respect.

  • castlemonster

    So who has cable, anymore? I certainly don’t. I don’t know why anyone would waste a Benjamin every month on the golf channel and twenty Spanish-speaking networks, etcetera, just so they can watch The Walking Dead or American Horror Story, when they can just get them off the internet.

  • Muthsarah

    It’s cool. If I ever comment here again (these comment sections do fill up quickly), I’ll try to remember you, and hopefully we won’t misunderstand each other next time. 🙂

  • castlemonster

    You’re probably right, though. They have no particularly good reason to expand into television with all the balls they’re juggling already.

  • nd4spd

    If I’m thinking of the right scene, it was to highlight the amount of pressure they were putting on the kid, and how secondary of a concern he was.

  • Alberto Hernandez Jr

    This is the first time I saw that Corey Feldman music video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu60qikT0ks

  • What’s that? Emma Stone blowing her dad? Cum-medy film? I believe your Freudians are slipping, sirs.

  • What kind of asshole sees them reviewing both Nightcrawler and Birdman in one video and then goes “do more children movies”?

  • Carlos S R Merqury

    You guys forgot to put a Spoilers alert for this episode!!! You basically gave away the ending of Night Crawler. In the wise words of one Mr.Rich Evans: OOOOH MY GOOOOD!!!!

  • Harry Palm

    I hated ‘Drive’ and I didn’t care much for ‘Under The Skin’ so I think I’ll skip ‘Nightcrawler’ and see it when it comes on cable.

  • castlemonster

    No, things are much worse, now. When I was a kid some of the greatest movies ever were being made. There were still artisan directors, like Coppola and Kubrick, who had almost total control over their movies. But then a couple studios went under after financing big-budget bombs (Heaven’s Gate comes to mind) and the studios took over. You can almost understand, but it’s become such an incestuous process of dumbass test-screening audiences and talentless note-writing studio saboteurs piling on, rewriting, recasting, reshooting, mis-marketing, and so on, that it’s a miracle that any movie makes it out of production hell at all.

    And back in the day even the bad movies deserved some respect (the independent productions, at least). Because they were trying to make something for prosperity. They wanted to distinguish themselves so they could fund bigger and better movies. Their hearts were usually in the right place they just didn’t have the money or the resources to match their ambitions.

  • bassbait

    I would call dibs but in a sense, Jay has his way with all of us when we press play 😉

  • kylemz

    BH6 is my fave of the year so far.

  • bassbait

    1.Star Wars is PG. 2001: A Space Odyssey is G. My point being that rating doesn’t indicate target audience. I mean sheesh, lots of R rated movies are written for 12 year olds it seems.

    2.They watched What’s your Number. I’m sure they have it in them to review an animated film too.

    My point isn’t they should start reviewing every animated film that comes out, or that they should even review any at all. But hey I mean I welcome it if they want to start.

  • bassbait

    I’m writing this joke with my testicles. Like my testicles, it’s failing.

  • Mack Perrault

    ‘It’s like improvisational jazz.’
    That’s actually all that jazz
    is. People improvising over, and while incorporating a melody. That
    statement is completely redundant. Love you jay <3

  • bassbait

    Your original comment was 480 words. If it took you a minute and a half to write 480, then that means that your typing speed is approximately 320 words per minute. World record speed is 212 words per minute. Average human typing speed is about 60 to 80 words per minute. My average typing speed is about 100 to 115. So at my fastest it would have taken me what, around 4 and a half minutes to type that if I knew exactly every word I had planned to type, and didn’t make any mistakes along the way. I contend that, at best, you took around 5 minutes or more to type that, even if you type faster than me which I bet you probably do since you seem so keen to boast your typing skills.

    Aaaaand 90 seconds are up time to end my comment now before I

  • Bloomburger Metamycheese

    Gay Jay is best for business. Omikron The Nomadic Soul has elements of kvelch/.yelp…uhggh..MURDER

  • bassbait

    It’s sort of like improvisational poetry…

  • Stardog Champion

    I have not seen both of those movies yet. This review really made me want to go see it now! Thank you Mike and Jay 🙂

  • jimmy

    How can out hack frauds like a movie critics liked!? Birdman is pretentious dreck! Also, you guys didn’t even agree Boyhood was one of the greatest movies of all time! HACKS! FRAUDS!

  • jimmy

    Not all jazz is improvised. One can play jazz off of sheet music and not have an improv section.

  • Mick Travis

    Actually it started with CITY SLICKERS, my favorite of his early performances was for the forgotten OCTOBER SKY.

  • Mick Travis

    And it surely deserved Best Picture over ROCKY.

  • jimmy

    Isn’t that a narrow view that films have to primarily tell their stories visually?

    Also, Birdman has some of the best visual storytelling I’ve seen in a while. I don’t really get your complaints, but I guess I don’t share your opinion that the movie is mediocre. It’s my favorite of the year so far.

  • jimmy

    madmatt213: I don’t like Inarritu’s movies, so they’re pretentious.

  • jimmy

    I felt like the swearing and other stuff you mentioned is self-aware humor, but I didn’t feel like there was too much swearing. If there was, I didn’t notice.

  • Caleb

    Birdman was a fantastic film Jimmy. The cinematography and acting were top notch, and the script was clever. And critics orgasmed all over Boyhood simply bc it took fifteen years to make so piss off. Boyhood is a good film, but not one of the greatest movies of all time. It will never be 2001, or Sunset BLVD, or 12 Angry Men or any other classic that deserve the coined phrase “One of the greatest of all time.”

  • Palpatine

    I for one saw the LEGO Movie the other day and enjoyed the hell out of it. Really one the best animated movies I’ve seen in a long time. That’s my review, thank’s for reading, make sure to like my official Facebook page and follow me on Twitter, and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel as well. And if you do that, I’ll mail you a Pizza Bagel!

  • Michael Collins

    If it sounds good, it isn’t jazz..

  • SkaMP

    Maybe Mike would have liked a soundtrack more like the soundtrack for A Serbian Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exbmO1uDMbM

  • Guest

    I really like how you’ve gone back to watching one new and one older, weird movie. Keep doing what you’re doing!

  • Kirke

    Congratulations on being Confirmed For Gay, Jay.

  • Kirke

    Still gutted that Birdman isn’t a live action version of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. Maybe one day
    /not even kidding/

  • Matthew Banes

    You credit Rich Evans in this episode even though he clearly wasn’t in it. You hacks!

  • Kirke

    Saved. Will use.

  • omitted

    Clearly! (This might be my new tru dat.)

  • omitted

    Clearly!

  • omitted

    Phew, you didn’t write ‘shaved’ like I originally misread.

  • mmp

    Spiritual inspiration.

  • Sully

    You must flee your country. They’re lying to you. Get out! GET OUT NOW!!! YOUR ENTIRE LIFE HAS BEEN A MALICIOUS RUSE!!! BY NOW THEY’VE READ THIS, AND THEY ARE COMING FOR YOU!!! I’VE SENT A CAR TO PICK YOU UP. THERE’S A BOAT AT THE HARBOR!! GET OUT… GET OUT!! GET OUT N

    [Transmission Terminated]

  • DAF38195

    Wow! This is the first time Jay managed to bring Mike around! Usually it’s Jay talking about how he likes a film, then Mike starts trashing it, then Jay starts agreeing with all of Mikes trashing-points. This time though, after saying it was too script-y, Jay managed to bring Mike around to saying “The script-y elements are minor”. The drama is the review fellas, not the movies. Thanks for being awesome!

  • Paulus Cañamonjas

    Nobody’s gonna mention the layer of blue throughout the review? James Cameroon would be proud.

  • pp

    Rich Evans is an infinite sphere, whose center is everywhere, and whose circumference is nowhere. He is The Truth and The Way.

  • mister man
  • Earth

    Goddammit. Either I’m just a completely isolated hack, or Britain just forgot that these movies existed. I swear there’s been no pr campaign for either of these movies over here because I barely knew these films existed.

  • Sully

    If you think this site is “YouTube-y” then you really aren’t from around these parts. We’re more dysfunctional cult family than anything.

  • Sully

    Trademarking “Sorry.” That’s probably the most passive aggressive thing I’ve ever seen.

    Pound Sign: TheTrueNorth

  • Joe

    I think this is the third time I’ve heard somebody at RLM reference the Ascension Millennium video. When are you hackfrauds going to just to a play by play review of that video? You know that’s what your fans want, so please, review that video.

    I’ve watched it several times and I still think I’m missing some ways in which the video is a total trainwreck.

    PS: Enjoyed this HitB, gave me some cool movie ideas to check out, and I know it would be painful but I think most people would enjoy to hear your thoughts on seeing Dumb and Dumber To, theoretically it shouldn’t be as terrible as watching transformers or something like that.

    Anyway keep up the great work, I continue to enjoy all RLM videos.

  • JAGUART

    LISTEN MIKE, YOU’D BETTER START SHOWING JAY SOME RESPECT. YOU’RE NOTHING WITHOUT HIM MISTER, NOTHING!

  • mmp

    Something similar happened in my country. Very little advertisement. With some research, I found out that Nightcrawler is going to be released next month and Birdman, believe it or not, only on January 22nd.

  • Sully

    Which unobtainium are you talking about? Avatar unobtainium or The Core unobtainium, or are they the same? Do both films exist in the same cinematic universe? Was the fictional element used to build a craft that could survive the immense heat and pressures of Earth’s core later used build ships for deep space exploration for the use of mining yet MORE unobtainium? Mother of God, what have you stumbled upon?!

  • Joe

    I hated Drive and haven’t been able to make it through “Under the Skin” yet.

    I’m still surprised both Mike and Jay reference Drive as a good film, at least one of them I’d expect would have the moment I had where it was like “Jesus, get over yourself film creator”. The whole movie was a celebration of how great the movie was meanwhile the characters where either empty or stupid or both.

    Drive is the film I disagree with most people on, because most smart film reviewers with good tastes like that movie, but I just don’t understand how anybody could like a movie that seemed so self-congratulatory.

    I apologize for getting on a Drive tangent. “Enemy” looked weird, maybe I’ll check it out, idk, but both the movies they reviewed this week seemed compelling and dynamic so I look forward to seeing them.

    If nothing else it’s good to have reviewers that talk about interesting worthwhile movies and Mike and Jay do a good job keeping themselves in check when it comes to becoming super artsy fartsy film snobs.

  • pp

    I’m so disappointed… you can have him all to yourself, omitted.

  • bjørn

    I’m really freezy after watching this video for some weird reason

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    I know why Jay liked Under the Skin. Scarlett Johanisburger…terrible actress, amazing body.

  • Fuck Me I’m January

    That was the feel good movie of the year a few years ago if I remember correctly.

  • mmp

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8xiq4iU8Os
    She doesn’t even appear physically in that movie.

    Is she the greatest actress in the world? No. Is she terrible? No. Is she beautiful? Yes. Does she have an amazing body? Yes.

  • rich is love, rich is life

  • Son of Gozer the Gozarian. The traveller has come.

  • joey

    thx for making nightcrawler, obama…

  • Steve

    Mark and Jake are hilarious as always! Great Episode. This episode needed more Rick Evens though. But I guess he’s busy working on the new episode of Game Station 2.0. I hope they review “Mass Effect 3”

  • Adzl33t

    I like variety and animation

  • Fuck Me I’m January

    You guys, sTOP.

  • TapewormBike

    James Newton Howard is the best thing about M. Night Shyamalan.

  • omitted

    TOP of the morning to you, Ms. Jones.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    She’s just not a good actress. It’s not that hard to accept. There’s not a single role she has taken that is indisputably hers. Every role she has taken on could have been done by somebody else with equal (or better) effectiveness. What she has is an amazing body, and that’s about it. Good for her for making the most out of that, but at the end of the day, she’s just bland.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I learn so many useful things on this lovely website.

  • TapewormBike

    Around 26:19, Mike very clearly broke character and laughed for real at the absurdity of their dialogue. Shameful.

  • TapewormBike

    Jake Gylenhall seems really good doing his real Tom Cruise impression there, gotta see Nightcrawler asap.

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  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    The ratio of Jay laughing out of character and Mike laughing out of character is strikingly high.

    I can’t do complex maths, so someone else should figure this out.

  • mmp

    “It’s not that hard to accept.” Are you preaching or something?

    Since we disagree for the most part, my statement is: I think she does her job fine.

  • TapewormBike

    “The city is a character” from Mike. Now, what is the probability of Mike mocking him, if Jay said that kind of pretentious babble?

  • Fred Frink

    Its bad, but Ascension Millenium is kinda catchy. You say the name & the tune will pop up in my head. I cant even recall the tune of that ridiculous motorcycle kanye west thing and i saw it a dozen times.

    I can remember some of that clip, and thats true high cost horror. Ill call it – Corey Feldman is a better musician & director than Kanye West.

  • Sully

    This is true. I own all of the soundtracks to M. Night’s films and not a single movie.

  • Sully

    Who da fuck is “Rick Evens?”

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    ..

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    It’s only cute when Roger Corman’s Dr. Doom does things backwards.

  • Sully

    You’ve just described 99.5% of Hollywood.

  • Mack Perrault

    Then it ain’t really jazz. It’s comping someone else’ jazz

  • Markham

    Naomi Watts? She was great in Children of the Corn IV: No Subtitle.

  • TapewormBike

    That lady has comedy timing down, check out “Diana”.

  • omitted

    We gays do everything ass backwards.

  • Popo Bawa

    That is some scary shit right there… what you said.

  • Popo Bawa

    Does one need to be gay, to be a “top”?

  • TapewormBike

    Was it? Cause I am being quite genuine.

  • Fuck Me I’m January

    Likewise, Mr. Thompson. Are you looking forward to my time of the year soon? The TOP month of the year where the cream rises to the TOP in Hollywood.

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    Awww otters are so cute.

    http://i.imgur.com/nUIe0yQ.gif

  • Oliver Slaughter

    Birdman isn’t out in the UK until January. Nightcrawler had a lot of marketing in film magazines, preroll adverts. I guess they opted to aim at film fans only.

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    Mic was really good this episode, he almost seemed not to be half asleep.

  • TapewormBike

    I remember reading about Birdman waaaaaay back, glad it turned out so good. Also, with Adam Sandler being the expert on Mexican stereotypes, why he’s never done a joke about Mexican people and their love of oners? Strange.

  • TapewormBike

    Ohhh, Corey Haim is the dead Lost Boy, Feldman is the undead one.

  • TapewormBike

    Switch at best, Jay. You aint gonna fool me, boy.

  • mmp

    When someone copies someone else’s improvised guitar solo of some rock music and plays note for note the same solo. Is it still rock music?

  • omitted

    Actually I’m waiting for February, because The Imitation Game premiers here then.

  • TapewormBike

    Oh “Drive” is Gossling and Refn jerking it to the max, but there are those times when you need just that. It takes itself sooo seriously and it’s an unoriginal story, without surprises. However, the combination of the high minded, pretentious point of view and trashy revenge gore is absolutely mesmerizing to myself and many people. Only God Forgives is the unfortunate attempt to wank after a nice session, when you do not wanna go to sleep yet and start to watch weirder stuff. Am I deep enough in the masturbation analogies?

  • WrongWithYourFace

    If I were Ray, Gozer’s destructor form would have been a giant Rich Evans. Can’t get you out of my head…

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    99.5% of Hollywood doesn’t get A-lister status.

  • Muthsarah

    Can’t argue with your maths. My estimate was clearly off. Oh well.

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?
  • TapewormBike

    What did you just say about my girlfriend?!

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    You know Rick, the one who’s catchphrase is “Ohhhh myyyy gawwwddd”

  • WrongWithYourFace

    I guess Drive is one of those movies that you either absolutely love or hate. Personally, it’s one of my all time favorite movies. I saw it with no expectations of what I was about to see and by the time the credits rolled I was just speechless. I loved every minute of it.

    I suppose the crappy, misleading trailer could cause people to hate it but other than that, I dunno.

  • TapewormBike

    I credit Rich Evans whenever I produce anything. You heard me.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    There’s still 79 comments to go???

  • TapewormBike

    Star Wars – Episode VIII – The Force Tries To Fart Without Waking Up His GF is way better.

  • Sully

    99.9% of “Hollywood” isn’t Hollywood. I’m talking about people you recognize walking down the street, not Dick Fuckleby the “Character Actor” from that [insert random film or television show here].

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Oh, if there’s one person around here you’re likely to remember, it’s Taco. Seriously, can’t miss him.

  • Jarvix

    Just an fyi on the Nightcrawler music (which i agree was the weakest part of the film) — since this was the directorial debut of Tony Gilroy’s brother, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he uses some of the same people as Tony Gilroy does in his movies because connections. James Newton Howard scores Tony Gilroy’s films (even got an Oscar nod for Michael Clayton), so I’m guessing that’s why they went with him.

    I really like James Newton Howard — his stuff for M. Night Shyamalan has been great — but this was pretty off the mark.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    C-c-c-combo breaker!

  • Joe

    Nah, I watched it without seeing the trailer, and I just couldn’t get past how self-congratulatory it seemed. Also the characters were so emotionally sparse and also there where plot developments where the protagonist acted really stupid, I guess it’s just for me if you are making a smart movie you need smarter characters.

    It’s a style vs substance thing, but I can respect you and others who like the movie, it’s just a weird movie where I fall on a different side of things than people I tend to agree with on. I’m a plot guy, something can be stylish but it needs decent plot, and drive felt like it had dumb plotting/characters but it was so much “yay style” that we weren’t supposed to notice or care.

    That’s how I felt about it, but clearly I’m in the minority.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Do you suspect there were gay shenanigans going on?

  • Steve

    You know, the one with the sexy laugh. Dick Stevens or whatever. The guy who does Game Station 2.0 with his Co-hosts Jack Packard and Mountain Dew

  • Robby

    Everyone…has just been WAITING…for a MOVIE about the MANDARIN. Then when they do it…they RUIN it.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    … And the porcupines?

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Can’t you see that the television is broken? They have beer in it, for Chris’ Sakes!

  • AAAmichel

    October Sky is actually a really good little movie. It’s a shame it’s not more well known.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I found the perfect top for Jay, for when he wants to be a little more subtle about his sexy side.

    http://www.alohaland.com/images/blue-wranglers.1301156067.1301568010.2.jpg

  • WrongWithYourFace
  • WrongWithYourFace

    The bodies of seamen… of SPAAAACE Lake Michigan.

  • castlemonster

    Ah, whatever. Put some foil on the antennae, good as new.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Jack Packa- who?

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Good thing Birdman doesn’t come out till Fuck You. Now I don’t have to decide which one I should see.

    Just because I said that doesn’t mean I’m actually going to see either of them.

  • mmp

    In my opinion, Drive isn’t style over content.

    It’s a different way of telling a story that has already been told. The film has a oneiric tone and a slow approach to events that would happen normally in a fast paced environment.

    A perfect example of “style vs substance” are the Zack Snyder movies. Where, for no reason, everything has to look ‘cool’. It doesn’t have a tone or an objective, it’s just a gimmick.

    Other than that, you’re not in the minority and it’s perfectly comprehensible that someone didn’t like Drive.

  • Tabasco Jones

    I thought both of these looked good. When is Mike going to get on his ass and watch The Royal Tenenbaums?

  • DanceOfBirther
  • DanceOfBirther

    “It’s not that hard to accept.”
    Just like Jesus:

  • DanceOfBirther

    Likewise.

  • DanceOfBirther

    The truth can be frightening.

    http://youtu.be/GaXHDpCe-KI?t=1m25s

  • Palpatine

    Watching this reminded me how dumb almost everyone in the whole damn galaxy was.

  • Azriel24

    I’d watch a movie starring Dick Fuckleby

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Now you made me picture Rich Evans in a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man costume. :-/

    The Ghostbusters could defeat a marshmallow monster because it had obvious weaknesses. I’m not sure they would’ve been able to defeat a Rich Evans, giant or otherwise.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    You have a point. I didn’t see any cats or mustard lying around on top of that building.

    http://tv4chan.com/thumbnails/45786808.jpg

  • Kirke

    Considering that to be the top you have to get it up for a dude, I’d say it’s much gayer than being a bottom. FACT!

  • Hank_Henshaw

    No confirmed allergies to terror dogs.

  • Brack to the Future

    I LOLd once already and I’m only at the intro. You have brought joy to my cold, dead, alien heart within 70 seconds. Thank you, Fat Mike and Bearded Jay!

  • phillipkslick

    Nothing compares to Taxi Driver

  • Brack to the Future

    “the lead character brought to life by a specific actor… The Jake Derpenhall Show.”

    Acting is a thing? Jay, whatever could you mean?

  • omitted

    I would probably accept hard Jesus in me.

  • omitted

    Clearly!

  • Brack to the Future

    Consider The Professional. Jean Reno doesn’t chew anything as much as he should, including the scenery.

    Taxi Driver is actually quite stupid in this lens, an overacting self-mutilating pussy who can’t afford a tattoo so he shaves his head. Low-amplitude pussery in the guise of heroism. Also remember the 60s were a time of extreme pussitude.

  • Popo Bawa

    My point was that a top can also be on top of – a woman! People’s imaginations seriously get the better of them at times.

  • Where’s Paul Verhoeven?

    Just so long as Jay realizes he brought it on himself.

  • ikdks

    I don’t think you quite got that movie.

    …and Taxi Driver was released in ’76.

  • Brack to the Future

    He was made in the 60s. That was the point.

    I admit I baited you, but also, go fuck yourself.

  • Lional punsalot

    You might just say, jake gyllenhall has been killing it lately.

  • Brack to the Future

    Michael Douglas’s (Keaton’s) best role is Rum Punch. Jackie Brown. Cash, motherfucker.

  • Brack to the Future

    “He’s struggling with what he’s accomplished, the examination of a man is very literary,” quite possibly the best thing two men alone in a room have ever said about another guy.

    Mmm, great reviews guys. Thanks again.

  • phillipkslick

    He’s not a hero, if you interpreted it as the film putting this guy on some heroic pedestal you’ve completely misinterpreted it. Also the film is from the 70s.

    The Professional is a so so film to me with Gary Oldman (and I love the man) hamming it up to no end, an annoying kid sidekick and a fairly goofy and yes I realize Leon was meant to be childlike, protagonist. Also, I really hate the assassin with a heart of gold trope. These people are coldblooded killers who murder people, stealing away peoples loved ones with little to no conscious, and you’re telling me I’m supposed to root for them because they don’t kill kids or they have some sort of code of “honor”? But most importantly, The Professional felt bland to me.

    Taxi Driver, to me, is an amazing look at this delusional psychopath. A self indulgent man who fears and hates the changing world he lives in yet plants himself in the apex of everything he hates in order to make himself feel superior and when the world doesn’t congratulate him for being the one reputable, upstanding hetero White man left in a cesspool he lashes out.

    Basically, I love everything about the movie, its repetition, its look, its soundtrack, the use of the soundtrack, especially the score and Betsy’s theme.

  • Brack to the Future

    Wow, so you’re saying a cheesy music video by Cory Feldman has something in common with Goodfellas? Would that be foley and ADR?

    From my first poast to this one constitutes the time it took for me to watch your show. May I donate to the promulgation of your cause? .000007 Bitcoin per every minute seems fair, and I’m especially cheap.

  • Brack to the Future

    I thought Taxi Driver was a fuck-up non-hacking former .mil who wanted to hurt people because of his own unresolved pedophilic idiations that urged him toward a cathartic and unhealthy resolution as a “hero.”

  • ikdks

    “He” was made in the 60’s? What does that mean?

    But again, the way you describe the character, it’s sounds like you missed the irony which was the whole point of the movie.

    After world war 2 there was a period in film called Italian Neorealism. Before the war all of Europe was inundated with pro war propaganda, where strong hansom men fight mightily, and succeed heroically.

    But then the Italians actually experienced war and realized it was all bullshit. Neorealism is full of antiheros and downer endings, because people didn’thave faith in the idea that good guys win anymore.

    After Viet Nam people in America experienced a similar period. Travis Bickle isn’t a hero, he’s a twitchy little creep with delusions of grandeur. When he’s hailed as a hero at the end of the movie, it’s a satire, an attack on the very idea of the hero.

  • phillipkslick

    Do you feel the need to like a movie’s protagonist?

  • Brack to the Future

    Not at all, I mostly mock them. My favorite is Murtaugh.

  • phillipkslick

    Well put.

  • Brack to the Future

    He’s a product of the 60s. Of the war, of the war propaganda. The movie itself is propaganda. I have never agreed with another internet poster as much.

  • Robby

    When you upvote every comment on the first page.

    #MyGift2U
    #Belieber
    #All4DaNukie

  • ikdks

    The problem with The Professional is its a European’s view of what America is, rather than what America is. There are so many little factual errors and misunderstandings of New York, it gets really distracting at times.

    Like the “Everybody!” scene, where Oldman wants every cop in New York to respond to a call. It betrays a lack of understanding of the scale of the city.

  • omitted

    The quintessential versatile

  • Brack to the Future

    He says “EVERYONE!”

    He means everyone. Whatever it takes to mobilize the city against this terrorist.

    Prescient, even more so than D13.

  • ikdks

    Nah. Luc Besson wanted to make a New York crime movie, and didn’t know the first thing about New York.

    It’s like French Russian Terminator.

  • Lional punsalot

    What is it when you upvote people who said something funny 5 posts ago that you agreed with and are continuing to give upvotes based on that comment instead of appraising the comment your upvoting?

  • DanceOfBirther

    In quantum states, Corey is both dead and alive.

  • Matthew Hightshoe

    While I figure you focused on all the silly romantic comedies scored by James Newton Howard for comedic effect, he has done films in the past that are in similar dark tones as Nightcrawler: Grand Canyon, Falling Down, Collateral, Flatliners, Intersection, Interpreter – to name a few. Also, he has done bigger action films as Outbreak, Waterworld, all the M. Night films, – just to name a few.

  • TapewormBike

    Yup, happens to be one of my favourites, his themes are really strong and emotional. I did check out what is avalaible on Youtube from the soundtrack to Nightcrawler and was neither heavily dissapointed, nor in awe. However, it makes me picture a bit different movie than what is presented, so it really might be a non-fitting choice of a composer.

  • TapewormBike

    I really like the Birdman poster and pretty much all of the marketing materials as well. Nice, well thought out design work.

  • ChachaIaca

    Oh…so it wasn’t my screen?

  • Palpatine

    Since it’s pretty quiet around here, here’s a video of Nukie dancing:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vFvWC6lqSw

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Why is it so quiet around here? Is this HiTB the Thanksgiving turkey and now we’re all sleeping through the football game?

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Heh. Jinx!

  • TapewormBike
  • TapewormBike

    Oh yeah, I always forget that you guys call gladiator matches “football”.

  • Lional punsalot

    *obligatory comment*

  • Lional punsalot

    I spent all my effort on the other video, nothing much to say on this one.

    Hence no spamming.

    And andrew got banned.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    His score for The New World is absolutely amazing and I’m pretty sure he’s responsible for all the good parts of Batman Begins score and not H.Zimmer.

  • TapewormBike

    I am pretty sure the two sat around the table and just mouthed it.

    Hans: DunDunDunDunDun
    James: TaaaaTaTaaaa

  • dollar store cashier wife

    AIDS Moby

  • Palpatine

    I know right. There should be at least a thousand comments by now!

  • dollar store cashier wife

    Her performance as Black Widow is the stuff that inspired razzie awards.

  • TapewormBike

    I think the fact that the guys talked about what seems like two very good movies, is stifling the conversation. We are all programmed to shit on stuff here.

  • Palpatine

    Well that’s nothing compared to Betty and Linda’s osteoporosis dance!

  • dollar store cashier wife

    SPOILERS!

  • Earth

    I’m surprised omitted hasn’t written a 108-page complaint about Mike describing Jay’s face as ugly.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I don’t think Omitted really cares about Jay’s face as much as… other things.

  • The Ghost

    We should be up to at least 900 comments by now. Mitchell and Percy are dead.

  • TapewormBike

    Or worse, they have lives.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    “I’m surprised Mike and Jay didn’t pick up on that.”

    What else is new doc?

  • TapewormBike

    I mean, you gotta push someting at least half-decent into the mattress.

  • The Ghost

    Bite your tongue.

  • TapewormBike

    I feel an inner warmth about the fact that everytime I post suggestive violent sexual stuff about Jay Bauman, Ommited is there to immediately upvote it.

  • Frank

    “Oh no, I’m a top… clearly”

    Oh no you didn’t! Jay, stop toying with our gay hearts.

  • TapewormBike

    Can’t, I have hooks and suction thingys.

  • omitted

    Oh no, Jay is the top. Clearly!

  • TapewormBike

    He looks like a cowboy to me, if you catch my sex.

  • omitted

    I wish I knew how to quit you, Jay!

  • TapewormBike

    Say anything about the community here (really, shit on the fuckers, like I care!), but I am proud that a site, which has a very pretty woman as one of the contributors, saves all the sexual harassment and rapey comments for a 30yr old bearded guy. What a tease, too.

  • Frank

    So @tapewormbike:disqus and @omitted:disqus, are we RLM’s gay entourage or what?

  • TapewormBike

    You might call us a Double Team.

  • omitted

    It’s called progress, I think.

  • I already made like two comments. That’s about two more than I usually do.
    Alright, let me start a disucussion: Uh… I want to see Birdman. Yeah.

  • TapewormBike

    Me too, fellow human.

  • omitted

    If I recall correctly, you first thought I was a woman.

  • Lional punsalot

    This is a new world the internet has given birth to. One where gender, sexuality, age, troll level, penis shape, lion or crocodile brain, no longer matter and all live in harmony in equal amounts of shame and contempt.

  • TapewormBike

    I do that a lot.

  • I don’t believe you. You’re a tapeworm. Or bike. Or both.

  • omitted

    As long as we don’t don’t about things we don’t like.

  • Perv on people you *do* like. Don’t you know bottoms of life?

  • TapewormBike

    What gave me away? It was the nose, wasn’t it?

  • ikdks

    He kinda makes you gay though, right? He could give Charles Bronson a hint of mint.

  • Weird off-topic thing, but I just happened to be looking for most popular movies about family drama on IMDb. Guess what’s first place.

    http://www.imdb.com/search/title?genres=drama&keywords=family-relationships&sort=moviemeter&title_type=feature

  • omitted

    I bet there are many ‘straight’ guys here that would gladly submit to the Bauman given the chance.

  • TapewormBike

    #3 is an inspired choice at least.

  • ikdks

    I pontificated. I’m good for that.

  • TapewormBike

    “Baum” means “a tree” in German and we all are at least a lil bit thinking about his trunk(s).

  • ikdks

    Why did Megamind bomb?

  • omitted

    This is all German I know. Maybe I should serenade it to Jay someday.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQian1hYNaA

  • TapewormBike

    Unglaublich

  • omitted

    Stimmt!

  • omitted

    Yeah, where are all the people who were requesting these movies in the IntoStella comment section?

  • Sully

    The most popular horror film is Dracula: Untold.

    http://www.imdb.com/search/title?genres=horror&title_type=feature

  • I don’t have time to watch this, so I’ll just assume Nightcrawler is a Marvel movie and Birdman is a D.C. movie. And I’ll further assume that Jay liked Nightcrawler–he’s such a Marvel fanboy.

  • TapewormBike

    God, that list is scary for real.

  • Michael Collins

    Maybe shenanigans is putting it a bit strong, how about saying lark?

  • TapewormBike

    Your wit and critical ability are sharp as ever, Mr. Gryce, Sir.

  • Aaand #2 is Ouija (which these hack frauds call ‘Weegee’ in this very video for some reason).
    Okay, these IMDb lists are useless.

  • There was no lesbian make-out scene. Was there?

  • I’m here. I went to see Interstellar just as the boys posted this last night.

    If anyone cares, I liked Interstellar. Visually entertaining. Engrossing. Interesting ideas. At least an attempt at some real science. Interesting ending. I don’t know. It might work.

  • GBJoker

    Well… Now I know not to see Birdman…

  • ikdks

    Tina Fey kinda looked like a dude, if that helps.

  • ikdks

    Time is an illusion. Teatime… doubly so.

  • Subtle Lesbionic action.”–Mike Stoklasa
    .

  • “Subtle Lesbionic action.”–Mike Stoklasa
    .

  • dollar store cashier wife

    instead of sexual harassment and rapey comments Jessi got compared to Yoko Ono first time she made an appearance in a RLM vid.

    #longtermmemoryontheinternetresultsindepression

  • dollar store cashier wife

    “TARS is a funnier character then we ever had…

    He’s the key to all of this”

    -Christopher Nolan,2014

  • dollar store cashier wife
  • Dropping a HITB after 9 pm ET on a Monday night is not calculated to fill the metaphorical seats. I went to see a 9:45 showing of Interstellar and then I went out to some bars afterward. 2 am on a Monday night you don’t see even the Class B barflies.

  • Maybe I’m suffering from Hackenfraude, but I enjoyed TARS and CASE. Even JIZZ–you know, the messy robot.

  • Sully
  • Lional punsalot

    Not to worry normal service will resume shortly.

  • Lional punsalot

    Yay subtle insults directed at me, how fun.

  • Lional punsalot

    Has January come early?

  • Lional punsalot

    Didn’t rich also get called that? and jack? and jay?

  • Lional punsalot

    This is just too much fun for you isnt it?

  • RLMkeepitup

    Blue lighting to indicate submersion? I’ve never been this immersed in my life.

  • atheistconservative

    So PG Taxi Driver or The Indie Lives of Walter Mitty?

    The pointless insertion of lesbiana in the latter makes it less attractive … nothing against hot chicks getting it on but everything has a place. Also, I don’t subscribe to the ‘frantic is funny’ school of writing, which seems be the entire point of Birdman.

  • atheistconservative

    She can see irrelevance from her house!

  • Lional punsalot

    Its the exact opposite of what I said would happen.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    no I believe they just got called dumb fat skinny fucks

  • atheistconservative

    TBH, it doesn’t matter what the gender of the person you’re harassing is, people like you are just kind of scary. I imagine before the internet you would be cutting off locks of unsuspecting women’s hair on the bus.

  • Lional punsalot

    I almost understand what you are trying to say.

  • Steve Martinovich

    I had a copy of this very magazine as a child.

  • Lional punsalot

    Nolan made an effective film, personally im glad hes trying and I hope others have the courage to do likewise.

    When gravity came out I said “I don’t like this film but I’m happy its getting such a good reception because it means there is a chance more films will get made that aren’t super hero fan service bullshit”.

    I am really hopeful that the next big trend will be science fantasy/fiction.

  • Lional punsalot

    Ill get right on it, oh I already am.

  • Lional punsalot

    When is too much nukie, too much?

  • Lional punsalot

    I personally think corey feldman ascension millenium is one of the most groundbreaking experimental music videos to ever be created worthy of comparison to the mona lisa, schidlers list, hamlet and look whos talking.

    Wait these areN’T brain medicines! This is baby laxetive! DAMN YOU TACO.

  • Lional punsalot

    Im pretty sure i even remember jack saying it…i may have just dreamed it though…

  • atheistconservative

    I think Ebert coined the phrase “frantic rather than funny”, I remember reading it in his review of the Fish Called Wanda sequel. Seems apt. Also perfectly describes every Owen Wilson / Vince Vaughn comedy.

  • omitted

    Clearly!

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Hello, it’s me Wizard Phoenix. I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Omitted would love it

  • Lional punsalot

    Ill set em up you knock em down.

  • Lional punsalot

    Your face O.O who are you and what have you done with the wizard?

    Btw that is a glorious mustache whoever you are.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    This image popped in my head when Mike started to nitpick Nightcrawler

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6a/The_Grinch_(That_Stole_Christmas).jpg

  • Thanatos2k

    But both of those are mediocre, for different reasons.

  • Lional punsalot

    And somehow you think a scene where two women going down on each other does not belong in every movie that is ever made forever?

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Birdman is actually an adaptation on another Time Warner property

    http://www.bubbleblabber.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/harvey-birdman.jpg

  • Lional punsalot

    Now we know what you do.

  • ikdks

    Was Buck Henry ever irrelevant!?! I think maybe.

  • Wizard Phoenix
  • Palpatine

    I did it all for the Nukie.

  • Thanatos2k

    Hack freudians?

  • Lional punsalot

    Unfortunately I already trolled them into leaving.

  • Palpatine

    I don’t know, you be the judge:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQEoicOExdI

  • Lional punsalot

    This reminded me of a terrible song
    Nothing compares
    nothing compares to youuuuuu
    nothing compares
    nothing compares to youuuuuu

  • Steve

    Take a look at the comments for episode 8 of Half in the Bag, and you may be rethinking this statement. People were practically organizing rape gangs.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Is Jay gay, straight, or bi? Is he toying with us? Does Wizard Phoenix care? Find out the answer right now:
    Don’t know, yes, and no.

  • Thanatos2k

    Is that an elbow I see? Scandalous.

  • Thanatos2k

    Love it when they review movies I have no intention of seeing. I can watch right away!

  • Lional punsalot

    Then you may want to find another review site, one for say, children instead.

    Just an idea, you know, if you want to see animated things reviewed and you are in a place that doesn’t often review animated things then you may want to move to a place that does.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    He’s hiden in the background somewhere. Rich is like Alfred Hitchcock in that sense. Always shocking, mysterious, and wonderful. Even the sexiness of Grace Kelly from Rear Window can be seen in Rich Evans.

  • Lional punsalot

    so was cop dog and fuck the pain away but I doubt we can call either “recent” reiveiws

  • Wizard Phoenix

    You prick.

  • Lional punsalot

    I think were in a dont dont case here again taco, he seems to want them to review what he wants to review rather than what they want to review. In other words “dont dont like things I dont like, uninstall them you fat skinny fucks”.

  • ikdks

    Stovepiping a bit, don’t you think?

  • Wizard Phoenix
  • Sully

    Get in line. I’m 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

  • ikdks

    Jessie rules! I will headbutt those who appose!

  • Wizard Phoenix

    I love Taxi Driver but I have to admit there are better more effective films in the vain of Taxi Driver out there.

  • Bill

    Come on, Nadine’s time with RLM was a long time ago now.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Obi Wan Kenobi is stupid asshole retarded idiot head.

  • Bill

    And don’t forget dumb hipster fuck.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Terrible you say? After watching this scene in which she had to redub and had no interaction with the other actors tell that she is a bad actress.

    http://youtu.be/QFd4tUcSJsM

  • Lional punsalot

    I lasted 2 minutes and 5 seconds before I vomited all over my cat who ran straight into the patio door before vomiting in a pile by the door. Why would they do this?

  • Wizard Phoenix

    How many lives do you have?

  • nat

    Exactly. I thought the long shot emphasized the tone of the scene.

  • Sully

    Quite a few. I’m like a cat, that’s more like a dog… or something.
    3 lives won’t kill me, but it should sufficiently wipe the memory of that list from my mind.

  • Lional punsalot

    Does that explain why your plan to seize power was so damn stupid and contradictory?

  • Lional punsalot

    I’m just going to take a moment to reflect on you calling most of my posts hostile and laugh derisively in your direction at this point.

  • Lional punsalot

    too far, just too far for me to upvote.

  • Lional punsalot

    It’s also a meaningless, self aggrandizing ego trip.

  • Lional punsalot

    Rich may have given his opinion to the fellas about the films which may have influenced the discussion.,

    Just saying.

  • Palpatine

    Yeah, kind of. But hey, at least I was in power for more than twenty years. Had there been more smart people in the galaxy when I was Supreme Chancellor, I would’ve never become Emperor.

  • phillipkslick

    NAME ONE!
    That’s not an argumentative statement, I would just like you to name some for viewing purposes.

  • Pop Rivets

    Speaking of dark comedies and characters played by Riz Ahmed (the sidekick in Nightcrawler), people should check out the movie “Four Lions” (2010). The comedy is so dark that like a black hole, it implodes under its own weight, making it one of the most depressing tragedies ever. It’s really good.

  • Epifanes

    So far your comment has one upvote. I’ll not give it another, it is perfect as it is.

  • Lional punsalot

    Surely you could have just mind fucked everyone into doing whatever you wanted them to do though? I mean if you could influence the midichlorians to create new life, make the jedi “clouded” or whatever and have most of everyone around you doing whatever you want, even yoda, then surely you could have just mind controlled everyone and taken power?

    Please help me collect the brain matter pouring from my ear.

  • Guest

    Did somebody say Weegee?

  • Palpatine

    I was using the darkside of the force to control everyone’s minds as a matter of fact. Because I have ultimate Sith status, I had influence over the minds of the most powerful Jedi!

  • Sully

    Don’t be that guy.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Go back to 2008 YTP’s

  • Lional punsalot

    So what you are saying is you were spread to thin? like whipped cream on custard! you were using so much force to have the most powerful jedi walking around like stoned hippies that you couldn’t totally focus on the task of taking power?

    I see, you win this round palpatine.

  • Sully

    Why are you imagining these scenarios? WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH YOU?

  • Lional punsalot

    Is it gay if you create a clone of yourself and then fuck it?

  • TheZaius

    Okay, now that the good movies are out of the way… review Dumb and Dumber To.

  • Jays beard keeps getting patchier each episode…

  • Lional punsalot

    “Why is umbrella corp still…the world is gone but umbrella are still doing evil research” rich evans 2012.

  • scriptfeels

    i <3 u guys, keep up the great quality comedy gold. I saw both Nightcrawler and Birdman and enjoyed them as well. Would love to meet both of you guys in person one day haha

  • Flaw Filial

    I think it’s because I haven’t been watching that many movies lately so I haven’t been commenting as much.
    If I were to comment in full force, there would be twice as many comments in the comment section right now. It would be an event so awe-inspiring and disturbing that even Pa Kent Says Maybe wouldn’t be able to describe it with a hashtag.

  • I probably did as well.

  • Glad you’re back too, TWB.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Omitted would still find a way to bring Jay into the conversation, and really, what’s so wrong about that?

  • jimmy

    I like your attitude.

  • ikdks

    Our generation’s Buffy and Angel.

  • ikdks

    Sappho got me totally layed in college.

  • Flaw Filial

    I like Jay. He has a nice merkin.
    Seriously, though, I haven’t really had the energy to sit through movies, lately. I’ve been feeling kind of scatter-brained.
    I’m gonna have to whip my mind back into shape. I may even do the unthinkable and read a book.
    I’m delving into uncharted waters.
    I’m frightened.

  • Flaw Filial

    So, really, they saw two good movies because they hate us.

  • Flaw Filial

    It was really the lack of a nose, more than anything.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Interstellar’s a real turkey. I could hardly sit through it a second time.

  • Lional punsalot

    Think of it less like a movie than an experience.

    edit: i got your reference *facepalms

  • Palpatine

    So on an unrealted note, did anyone hear that Charles Manson is getting married?

  • Thanks for contributing your negativity in a way that completely eschews the point.

  • Thomas Goresen

    Celebrity wedding of the year. Kim and Kanye part 2.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    You’re right …

    It really should be Sarry™ since that’s how we pronounce it.

  • Lional punsalot

    shes hot. and crazy, im in love.

  • Palpatine

    Well Charlie from sometime in the 80’s seems excited:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBWy2ImaRyA

  • Lional punsalot

    “everything I do is always brand new” you tell em charlie.

  • Palpatine

    Yeah, like marrying a girl who’s 54 years younger than him. What a stud.

  • Thomas Goresen

    Phil Spector decided to try and make the jam a single. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhE-F8Zw-3o

  • Palpatine

    You do know that the Grinch later died of an enlarged heart, right?

  • Wizard Phoenix

    SPOILERS!

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Does he feel blame? Is he mad? Uh, does he feel like wolf kabob Roth vantage? Gefrannis booj pooch boo jujube; bear-ramage. Jigiji geeji geeja geeble Google. Begep flagaggle vaggle veditch-waggle bagga?

  • Palpatine
  • Wizard Phoenix

    Who would win in a fight: Space Cop or Beast Rebels of The Hellscape?

    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/862/364/fcd.gif

  • WrongWithYourFace

    I recommend trying styrofoam beating.

  • NicholasRibcage

    Someone please make a gif of Mike and Jay turning at 2:05.

  • NicholasRibcage

    I thought you said ‘in prison one day.’ That would be more fun.

  • NicholasRibcage

    Mustache for Movember, no?

  • TapewormBike

    Oh I remember and it was sickening. Still, I do not see that kinda stuff anymore. Since Jay grew his beard, he is the sexy we need and deserve.

  • TapewormBike

    What do you mean before the internet? Anyway, no time for talk, gotta catch my bus.

  • NicholasRibcage

    R. Linklater makin’ dat phat family drama stack.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Found the best Jaden/Willow Smith interview for you. Hope you enjoy.

    http://news.yahoo.com/jaden-willow-smith-nyt-mag-interview-205727039.html

  • NicholasRibcage

    The wormhole’s the key to all this.

  • NicholasRibcage

    Now you’re just asking for it, Domo.

  • NicholasRibcage

    All memorable titles, no doubt.

  • NicholasRibcage

    Hans Zimmer is not happy with this comment.

  • NicholasRibcage

    Mike cannot exist without Jay. The two form a symbiotic bond. What affects one of them affects the other. You must understand this.

  • NicholasRibcage

    Gay Jay!

  • Bob Borries

    OMG Jay’s a top! and Mike? Ewe he’s a bottom.

  • TapewormBike

    It is great, as anything Chris Morris ever touched.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Jaden on schools, keep in mind he’s never been to one:
    “Here’s the deal: School is not authentic because it ends. It’s not true, it’s not real. Our learning will never end. The school that we go to every single morning, we will continue to go to. Kids who go to normal school are so teenagery, so angsty. You never learn anything in school. Think about how many car accidents happen every day. Driver’s ed? What’s up? I still haven’t been to driver’s ed because if everybody I know has been in an accident, I can’t see how driver’s ed is really helping them out.”

    I find everything he said not only to laughable but very stupid. Judging by what he’s saying he has never had any “real” friends. Will Smith must be a terrible parent if he’s letting them actually think this fucking dumb. Not only that but Will wants his kids to successful in music and in film and they are not. To survive in music and acting world YOU HAVE TO BE SMART! Being decently educated=Hollywood success. Even if you want to make public statements about what you believe make a cause people should believe like equal rights, animal rights and treatment. By the way if you want to talk about something you have a problem with YOU NEED TO HAVE DIRECT EXPERIENCE WITH IT! And eventually Will has to stop treating his son like he’s a little version of himself because he is not. You have been nominated for an oscar twice, your son clearly does not want to be an actor. He’s not you. What a bunch of cunts.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Don’t call Jessi a female sheep.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I think I can handle the onslaught.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    That kid’s so far out, man.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Legacy children should be made illegal.

  • proghead777

    I want to join! I would be the cream in a Mike and Jay Oreo all day long.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Domo_Konnichiwa Speaking Jaden and Willow Smith their music sounds like if George Lucas wrote a rap song

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg2yFj96ZMQ

  • Bob Borries

    That look

  • Thomas Goresen

    It takes a true master of the art to make sense of rhyming shovel with shuttle. Still not sure how that progressed

  • Bob Borries

    One more try… gif post
    http://www.vo1t.com/Hhour/ThatLook.gif

  • Bob Borries
  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Showbiz Pizza Bear is everywhere on the Internet these days.

  • NicholasRibcage

    Yes!

  • NicholasRibcage

    Well, I think it goes something like this. Will Smith made it big, he came from nothing, and so wanted his kids to have every opportunity he never got. The problem is that doing this eliminates any kind of struggle or torment in the kids’ lives, meaning they think (because they know nothing else) that everything they ever do or say will instantly be amazing.

    Que ‘I Whip My Hair’ and Jaden’s acting career.

    Isn’t it like Plinkett says, the art from adversity thing? You can’t ever be great at anything without knowing that you suck, and trying to rise above that.

  • omitted

    You’re tearing me apart, Jay.

  • omitted
  • Super Hans

    Both of these movies look awesome and I haven’t heard of either of them ’till now. What a pleasant surprise!

  • Holy shit, I think I hadn’t laughed so hard in my entire life reading the whole interview. This is some amazing stuff, it really is. To reiterate, these higher beings are able to control time (which may be a concept that isn’t real to begin with, though), they can read other people’s minds, they have put themselves together in their mother’s wombs and JADEN seeks out to imprint himself on everything that exists on this material world.

    I can’t wait for the inevitable South Park episode on them. Who did Will Smith mate with to create these higher beings, anyway? An Elder Thing?

    http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090211153355/lovecraft/images/5/57/ElderThing.jpg

  • NicholasRibcage

    “Nightcrawler was one of my favorite movies of the year.” I’m sorry, Jay, while it does sound like an interesting movie, one I will sure as hell check out, you’ve said that same thing so, so, so many times it’s comical.

    A smash cut of Jay saying this about movies would be hilarious.

  • Lional punsalot

    I cant make myself click play no matter how curious I am. I just cant.

  • Sully
  • Lional punsalot

    This makes me angry, and interested, and hungry, then angry again, then sleepy, then bemused, then incensed, then furious, then hungry again, then depressed, then angry again and finally, majestic.

    These are clearly very advanced beings we have been given the chance to know. They require no learning, they require no talent. All they need is the vampiric like ability to have their progenitor create success for them.

    We have much to learn.

  • Palpatine
  • WrongWithYourFace

    Eat it with your mouth.

  • omitted

    Even with ample pussy around, Jay prefers to stuff his face with phallic meat.

    http://41.media.tumblr.com/61595c3e24579662881ae60921c855a4/tumblr_mtw69wdKd81qzvlx2o1_1280.jpg

  • Punkster

    Talking of the score on Drive, recently in the UK the BBC re-released it on TV with all the music completely re-scored by a radio DJ called Zane Lowe.
    I’m not sure if that will make it’s way over to BBC America or not but if it does I would recommend that you check it out.
    I still preferred the original score in the end but it was an interesting experiment.
    Just thought I should mention it, just in case anybody else has seen or is interested in seeing it.

    Not that I expect anybody to care… *sobs* …I just wanted to look like I knew something of interest.

  • Punkster

    So is that one on the right, is it for people with a fetish for Mystique?

  • Punkster

    Lol, me either… I was busy looking for a [DELETE] option.

  • Punkster

    In your dreams right or have you got over that J-Bo crush now?

  • Punkster

    “You should write for the Reader’s Digest, Ford?” 😉
    So long and thanks for all the fish.

  • Sully

    Or the Na’vi.

  • Sully

    Jaden looks like Willow in drag… or vice versa. I can’t be sure. My head hurts. I’m going to go see if I can find a brick to cave my skull in.

  • omitted

    Both look equally alien to me.

  • Lional punsalot

    Id buy that for a dollar.

  • omitted

    It’s good to know we won’t have problems in… that department. Open wide Jay, but be careful with the teeth, honey.

    http://36.media.tumblr.com/28143991160eddabea6b46f88af2d618/tumblr_mimx97YRsn1qaprevo2_400.png

  • omitted
  • omitted

    Whoopsies, apparently the pic I posted an hour ago was of Jay on a lunch break from his REAL job. Sorry about the confusion!

    http://www.drjaybauman.com/images/menutest_02.gif

  • Punkster

    Why yes I am, I am male and have a beard, so I presumed you may be interested… Should I take that as a no then?

    If I was following you, then I wouldn’t need to ask! >_<
    Unless that was all part of my stalker plans all along. Muh ha hah.

    On a side note, you really need to change those horrible looking *curtains (drapes), they are spoiling my view.

    *not a euphemism

  • sepiajack

    I want to hear a HitB intro where the Mr. Plinkett voice sings “I whip my hair back and forth”

  • sepiajack

    Two movies I haven’t seen, I knew about Birdman, but hadn’t heard of Nightcrawler, both look good though!

  • sepiajack

    I loved TARS too!

  • omitted

    Ha! It’s you who is getting punk’d this time, because I don’t have any curtains or drapes, only blinds.

    My heart will always belong to Jay, but before I can capture him in my sex dungeon convince him that the feeling is mutual, I am open to suggestions.

    And before you ask, the carpet DOES match the drapes (I have none).

  • ikdks

    Oh no. Awkward Family Pictures. That’s rough, you are in some infamous company.

    I’m sorry Rich, that shouldn’t happen to a dog.

  • Dradeeus

    I am very disappointed that this was not a film about Harvey Birdman.

  • omitted

    This is actually a good thing: my mother always wanted me to marry a doctor.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    It’s equal to Mike saying some movie he saw on BOTW was the worst film ever made.

    It’s like poetry.

  • omitted

    Look at me going all Taco andrew Wizard, replying to myself. The lessons of my life: Nobody wants to play ball, so I always end up playing with myself.

  • TapewormBike

    I and my balls see you.

  • Tabasco Jones

    Does anyone else find it sad that you review two good movies and you get 540 comments in a couple of days, but you make fun of Superman or Spider-Man movies and you get called names for 3,000 comments an hour?

  • Sully

    What can I say? People love a train wreck.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Dammit, Jaden! All you had to do was say “it’s all about hurt” and you can’t even stick to the rhythm! Not mention having no idea when your solo starts.

  • mmp

    Well, what can you do?

    And both of these films weren’t released in many countries yet. That explains something, I guess.

  • omitted

    Are yours blue too? Like your face?

  • fred

    I find it sad that I over-cooked one side of my pancake this morning.

  • RLMkeepitup

    charles manson and jaden smith in the same comment thread? I fear where this will lead by the time a new video is up…

  • Lional punsalot

    If he hasn’t gone to school the chances are he cant count or keep time but its not like this song would work if will smith and his wife were actually singing it instead of just having their children do it for them.

    Yes I did eventually watch it, but not all the way through.

  • Super Hans

    Rich people just shouldn’t have kids.

  • Super Hans

    it sucked

  • Super Hans

    “Michael Keaton is kind of a fraud”

    – Mike Stoklasa

  • NicholasRibcage

    This is Jay’s side-gig he uses to grab chicks.

  • Super Hans

    Hopefully with Jaden Smith in a ditch somewhere.

  • NicholasRibcage

    That’s what she said.

  • Lional punsalot

    Yes, in fact you could say that rich people should be killed off and their wealth redistributed, komrad.

  • ViktorH

    In the halloween commentary you didnt mention that the movie the kids are watching is Forbidden planet (1956) maybe they knew or maybe they didnt.

  • Lional punsalot

    ^this guy.

  • Sully

    You motherfucker!

  • Punkster

    Are you sure…? As you’ve narrowed down which window is yours for me now. 😉

  • eon davidson

    How long until the world realises that neither are bankable ‘artists’?

  • WoodyBBad

    A McPoyle!

  • Sully

    More than likely.

  • dungeon master

    am I the only one who had problems with the relationship between Emma Stone and Norton? Like, it was there for no real purpose at all? The scenes on the roof with they really weren’t going anywhere, and after they make out, the whole thing was never mentioned again.

  • dungeon master

    So much playback.

  • omitted

    What’s with this fixation with my windows, you wanna redo the frames or something? I already said I’m open to suggestions, so why don’t you come knock on my door.

  • bb-15

    RLM; well done review. I’ll remember these two movies for future viewing.

  • Leo Silva

    My ears are bleeding.

  • Adzl33t

    Firs t of all I dont like you sorta worded that all animation is for children, and the only great animation internet critic I know is PanPizza from Rebel Taxi, but he doesn’t reviews movies just tv shows and games, though Doug Walker and Brad Jones occasionally review an animated film

  • MikeFromCanmore

    good too see you back

  • Drive is the new Donnie Darko

    Seriously Mike can you stop talking about Drive and it’s director like if it were Citizen Kane and Orson Welles. The only people I ever hear gush over that film like it were a masterpiece are pretentious 17 year olds who also worship Christopher Nolan. Don’t get me wrong I liked Drive and thought there were some parts of that movie that were brilliant, but at the same time Drive also had some glarring problems with it as well, much more so than Nightwatcher. Drive much like another masterpiece to 17 year olds, Donnie Darko, gives off the vibe of a accidental good movie.
    I have a feeling that’s why you avoiding seeing Only God Forgives, or having Jay talk about the film in great detail because you didn’t want to acknowledge that Nicholas Wining Refn is a fraud, hack director.

  • maggit

    Thanks for reminding me Birdman exists! I wanted to see it. All in all, really good episode.

  • maggit

    Why would they do that?

  • Lional punsalot

    First of all I dont give a fuck if you liked how I worded my opinion. Second most animated films are for children so if you want to see animated films being reviewed going to a children’s site would be the exact thing you need to do.

    Lastly if there really aren’t any adult sites that review them then you should make one yourself and see how popular it is rather than trying to turn every other review site into what you want them to be by claiming “prejudice”.

    A giant fuck you is all i have for in my gift bag.

  • WoodyBBad

    They say “Fuck” too many times to review kids’ cartoon movies. “So how was the Lego Movie, Mike?”
    “It was fucking great, Jay!”

  • Now I Get It

    Is this payback for #shirtstorm?

    http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03107/shirrrr_3107000c.jpg

    Please tell me that you’re not secretly Katie Mack.

  • WoodyBBad

    It’s not jazz.

  • WoodyBBad

    !!

  • mmp

    The funny thing is, when I made my comment I was thinking about a David Gilmour solo.

  • Lional punsalot

    I like to think that superman and dr who live in the same universe. That kryptonians are what they were called by other races and galifraens are what they called themselves.

    Realizing all was lost the two scientist parents send their child to earth knowing he was born with the ability to absorb solar rays and hoping that he one day meets the doctor.

    I dont know why, but I think the two series would cross over pretty well until man of steel.

  • WoodyBBad

    The ads pronounce it as “weegee” also, which I found odd. I thought it was just a southern dialect thing.

  • forkinthebrain

    I started medical school and haven’t been on this site in ages, and probably won’t be until space cop. When does that over budget terd “space cop” come out anyways? I’ll take your answers off the air. Bye

  • WoodyBBad

    What a skank.

  • WoodyBBad

    He should send his son to East Philadelphia and do the opposite of Fresh Prince, get this kid some street smarts.

  • WoodyBBad

    Scientology.

  • WoodyBBad

    But wouldn’t Dr. Who have superpowers then?

  • Ogrot

    Jay started his gynecological career as part of his quest to find the “perfect” vagina.

  • LeftTurn
  • Tabasco Jones

    I find it sad you only had one pancake. Grow a sac.

  • register with Disqus

    I enjoyed the movie, but because I am 17 years old I need to distance myself from other 17 year olds to keep up my insightful persona, something something name drop something, hack fraud.

  • Lional punsalot

    You see this is a hard conversation to have if you dont know your who lore but essentially, when they are young, gifted children of gallifrey are taken before a time space vortex, and as the doctor puts it “some find their purpose, some go mad (the master) and some start running and never stop (the doctor himself). From seeing the old episodes where the doctor visits gallifrey you can see that there are many of his people that never go time traveling and certainly aren’t mad. This was indeed due to budget limitations and the age of the show in case you were thinking of saying something but it is canon now.

    They have a beauracracy of sorts even with a class system to boot. The doctor is considered well enough to be considered for president for example while others are nothing but janitors and security guards (that are completely inept btw).

    So like I said my theory of the whole system is that some few are gifted enough to travel space and time, not all galifraens are considered worthy of that honor, and there is certainly room in such a universe for a third possibility to exist, the master, the doctor and the superman.

    edit for fun note: the tardis is actually built to work best with 3 pilots and needs 6 for the full range of its abilities (moving planets through space and time for example).

    The superman is known to have traversed space and time by traveling faster and faster. So suppose for a moment the gallifrey that existed before they discovered time travel, a highly advanced and evolved race of peacefull scientists has the occasional “x men” like child born, one of them is like superman and in trying to prevent a disaster discovers time travel, the other gifted galifraens find a way of manipulating this and using it in their ships.

    Meaning that while superman got strength and laser eyes, the doctor is a genius even amongst his peers capable of flying a ship that usually requires at least 3 pilots on his own. The master also showed the ability to do this.

    I know its kind of convoluted and relies heavily on conjecture, speculation, non canon references and just sheer leaps in logic but I think its a possible leap to make.

  • Lional punsalot

    march 12th 2073 is the expected air date.

  • Robby
  • Sully

    What is this? My Two Zachs?
    Who’s the top?
    The Bottom?
    How was the baby conceived?
    How was it born?
    Why do you think they look alike?
    What in tha fuck is going on?
    Where’s my dinner?
    Why do I want dinner so early?
    Why am I asking all these unrelated questions?
    What is this building towards?
    Why is there steam… SHOOTING OUT OF MY FUCKING FACE!?!?

    WH-?

  • Robby

    R U mad about someone’s opinion. R U mad

  • Lional punsalot

    What was the black goo?

  • Sully

    Give it to me straight…

    This is you, isn’t it? You’re a goddamn cat.

    http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/3xctjlb.gif

  • Ricky Spanish

    I was hoping for a bit more hi-jinks with the ‘hitting the bottom of the lake’ bit, but very satisfied with the reviews. You should have done spoilers on Birdman.

  • Palpatine

    Do those hi-jinks include them finding the underwater Gungan city, getting a bongo from Boss Nass, and having Jar Jar guide them through the planet core and back to Milwaukee?

  • Lional punsalot

    best comment today.

  • Sully

    Evolutionary expedient/mutagen.

  • Palpatine

    That baby sure looks happy to have Jay as his doctor. I mean who wouldn’t?

  • Robby

    Me-sa give-a you-sa…uuuuuna bongo.

  • Robby

    Can I just take a moment to say how awesome it is that Blip finally updated their player, therefore saving me from having to hear the opening of The Care Boars Save Christmas ever again.

  • Lional punsalot

    But then why did the black goo create a black wormy thing in the guys eye?

  • Lional punsalot

    I thought they were using youtube instead of blip now?

  • Sully

    Parasites already living in his body.

  • Palpatine

    What?! But Care Boars is the most ingenious of this century, of any century! Care Boars is the perfect film, flawless in every way. It is a masterpiece. Flawless and perfect, in fact you could call it a masterpiece of flawlessness.

  • Lional punsalot

    So how did she get pregnant with a squidthing?

  • what is that from?

  • Big Trouble in Little China

  • Mr.Fister

    Where is Mr. Plinkett?

  • Sully

    How does a facehugger put a xenomorph fetus in your chest cavity?

  • Bahareh Khosravi

    There was a 70s movie with this exact premise. I forget its name

  • Sully
  • Earth

    Now what is this, some kind of Wile E Coyote logic?

    Do they expect us to believe this bullshit?

  • Lional punsalot

    but she didnt have a facehugger on her she was just sucking that guys dick and ohh.oooooh i get it now.

    Ok then why did the biologist immediately want to leave the second they found the first sentient alien corpse, but later has little problem standing by the side of a whole bunch of corpse and even less problem with going up to an alien penis snake thing that the black goo also made from worms and tries to treat it like a domesticated puppy?

  • Palpatine

    He-sa take-a dump-a in his pant-sa!

  • Lional punsalot

    Omitted I think we should take this from the TOP. Now i think we can agree that this review was inadequate from TOP to bottom, but maybe theres a silver lining just around the corner or maybe at the TOP of the next hill.

    I can’t sTOP, please help me before I have to TOP myself. I seem to have been infected with some sort of brain virus in the TOP of my head and it causes the incessant need to make terrible pun jokes. I cant TOP the jokes we made already so this really is over the TOP at this point and I think we all know I dont have the restraint to sTOP on my own.

    Help me obi wan kenobi your my only hope.

  • My ex wife

    I won’t be watching this till friday at best. So guys, please don’t post 2000 comments too fast as it takes me ages to read them all.

    Lots of love,
    My ex wife.

  • omitted

    Take a freth of breash air and look at this gif of Jay dancing like a cute monkey.

    http://i.minus.com/iA1bakwjYAloh.gif

    If that doesn’t work, there’s always fork in the brain.

  • Thanatos2k

    You sound mad that people criticize DKR and Iron Man 3. Sounds like a personal problem.

  • Thanatos2k

    Love you too.

  • I can’t wait to finish watching this episode so I can watch me some careboars!

  • RLMkeepitup

    Effects that surpass even The Amazing Bulk!

  • packermanny

    Do you get annoyed with how frequently people tell you that you’re a kitty cat?

  • RLMkeepitup

    In a deleted scene that explains everything, the engineer removes his cloak to show us the cinematic blue balls we earned from watching that horribly thought out film.

  • RLMkeepitup

    Didn’t he just compare some elements to Drive, like the score etc? It didn’t seem like he was suggesting Drive was a new standard. I’m not defending him, I’m just attacking you.

  • RLMkeepitup

    In theaters on Mars no doubt, where all the films speciest undertones will start World War XXX. The US will offer Samurai Cop 2 as a peace offering shortly thereafter.

  • MrFahrenheit2k

    Your description of Birdman reminded me of this movie.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyggpWz3fkw

  • Sully

    The worm-to-snake thing makes sense, the scientist’s behavior… not so much. Unless you factor in desensitization. They were in there a while at that point, and one of them was high as shit.
    That being said, I wouldn’t call the movie a perfect movie in the slightest, but it wasn’t as “dumb” as people make it out to be.
    The questions left behind were on par with the original.
    Who is the Space Jockey?
    What laid the eggs?
    What did the company know about the signal?
    etc.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Obi Wan Kenobi is a stupid asshole retarded idiot head.

  • Wizard Phoenix
  • Wizard Phoenix

    World? Don’t you mean the Will and Fish Mooney?

  • RLMkeepitup

    There’s a little bit of him in each of us. The disturbing question is how did it get there..

  • Sully

    I recently watched Tim Burton’s Batman on Netflix. This movie is revered as one of Burton’s best and is seen now as a classic.

    This is a screencap taken near the end of the film when Batman saves himself and Vicki Vale from falling to their deaths.

    IT’S TWO DOLLS HANGING ON A FUCKING STRING!!!

  • Wizard Phoenix
  • Sully

    Much less disturbing than where it’s located.

  • He told us to do the Bartman in the opening. The real version, at least.

  • Lional punsalot

    I know im just having fun with it, I was disappointed by Prometheus but I don’t hate it so much now. I still think it failed to give what it promised, i still think the dialogue and characters are flat and unrelatable, I still think the plot is shambolic and misleading, I still think the motivations of the characters and logic of the universe created is out and out insane. But after all this time I dont hate it anymore, its fine, its better than hack and jill or transformers or a whole load of other films out there and its at least trying to be something original.

    But for fucks sakes run left or right, RUN FUCKING LEFT OR RIGHT

  • Wizard Phoenix
  • Lional punsalot

    you seem upset wizard.

  • Lional punsalot

    20,000 leagues under the sea.

  • Sully

    What happens if you dodge left, and it falls left? Personally, I would’ve run past it, but that’s just me.

  • Sully

    Which Obi Wan? The arrogant, illogical, lightsaber-dependent asshole orrrrr… the stoic, mindful, purveyor of Jedi ideology?

    Because it matters.

  • Lional punsalot

    obi wan kenobi not obi whine kenobi BOOOOYAAA

  • Inkall

    That looks very interesting.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    That one.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I’m not Katie Mack, or any other hypersensitive feminist.

  • Sully

    precisely…

  • Adzl33t

    So? I used to watch Spill.com

  • Adzl33t

    Have you seen Rebel Taxi, it’s an amazing animation review youtube channel

  • mmp

    It was disappointing.

  • Sully

    It’s in a prequels nature to be disappointing.

  • mmp

    That’s true, but I don’t think Prometheus was a prequel.

  • Sully

    I think of it as a prequel that was designed to kickstart a spinoff. Scott himself said the creature at the end of Prometheus was designed to look similar to the alien that tormented Ripley in the original alien, just a little devolved. It was meant to explain its origins, while creating a new path into a new story.
    He said in Prometheus 2, the creature is going to be something new entirely. He wants to get away from the “Gods and Dragons” concept which surrounded the original creature.
    So, by his own words it’s both spinoff and prequel.

  • DanceOfBirther

    It’s in my pants, you?

  • Super Hans

    If you were thinkin’ you wouldn’t have thought that!

  • Super Hans

    This reminds of the time Michael and Maebe Bluth sang “Afternoon Delight” together.

  • Super Hans

    What an uncivilized comment.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    That’s the downside. The good part is that you can now skip around the video with ease.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    What a fucking hipster!

  • memory vision dark crystal twa

    I saw the Nightcrawler and it’s great

  • Palpatine

    Better question is; which one has the high ground?

  • I’m sure they did alot of research.

    http://i.minus.com/ijXcTeHhxA1mF.gif

  • What a hackfraud!

  • Thanatos2k

    Your Patreon dollars paid for his medical school.

  • eon davidson

    I mean the world. They haven’t really been thrust down the throats of the public as yet. No, The science church pod people Will and Jada will NEVER believe they’re not bankable.

  • omitted

    Jay has risen to the TOP of his field in a very short time. Clearly.

  • Sully

    I see what you did there.

    Now quit it.

  • Ranger Boo

    I swear to God if Boyhood wins Best Picture instead of Birdman then I am done with humanity! Okay maybe not but I will still be kinda pissed.

  • Now I Get It

    No, the club you belong to is as hyposensitive as it gets. And thanks for the original post.

    http://redlettermedia.com/half-in-the-bag-interstellar/#comment-1686113744

    I’m glad I got to see Philae before that mob of kangaroos tried to ruin it for everyone. Here’s hoping Matt Taylor gets to see enough sun to wake up before Spring.

  • omitted

    Your pants are inside of you?

  • omitted

    Now here’s a pussy to my liking.

  • Now I Get It

    If she saved your foreskin, Jay can probably do you a nice labiaplasty…on your @ssh0!e.

    Visit whenskintagsarentenough.org

  • Sully

    Which one needs it?

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I’m starting to wonder if the Plinkett review is at the bottom of the lake they’re in.

  • Sully

    I thought this movie was called Red Tails.

  • Thanks.

  • A bit of an over reaction isn’t it?

  • Palpatine

    You should have used this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kKXvDaJIzQ

    Why? Because same director, that’s why. Also, I think I read somewhere on the site that Rich has never seen “The Thing”. If so, then what the hell is he waiting for?

  • It could be a kids movie about cars that are planes. It could be a movie about black people shooting nazis. It does not matter.

  • Sully
  • Fuck Me I’m January

    (Un)fortunately they turned the automatic Care Boars feature off.

  • Fuck Me I’m January

    Maybe he meant in his jeans/genes? I think he was doing a thing.

  • Fuck Me I’m January

    It’s youtube for non-canonical RLM, such as Pre Rec and BotW, and Blip for videos that continue the Mr. Plinkett lore. At least that’s my theory.

  • Steve

    And I’m going to thank you for proving my point. And then frown in your general direction for several seconds

  • Sully

    True. Both are full of stereotypes and unnecessary CG.

  • Lional punsalot

    I am going to enjoy your frown so much that I pull my dick out and start masturbating in front of you.

  • This is the finest song I have ever heard. I could dance forever. Hit it Sam.
    https://31.media.tumblr.com/c34487a489155fd152caff150716cc54/tumblr_mo1d5tzqT61r33r0fo1_400.gif

  • Steve

    To quote the late great Candy Girl, “true dat”.

  • Sully

    Is that United States “pissed” or United Kingdom “pissed?”

    Because it matters.

  • Fuck Me I’m January

    Maybe you should watch more RLM scripture before you try to quote our Lord and Savior.

  • Lional punsalot

    I’m starting to wonder if plinketts ex wife is at the bottom of the lake, AS A ZOMBIE.

  • Lional punsalot

    We are always pissed up here.

  • DanceOfBirther

    Yes, they’re reversible.

  • Steve

    Nature’s perfect killing machine.

  • fred

    Along with Sparky, the whimsical dog!
    http://redlettermedia.com/sparky-trailer/

  • Steve

    All 5 of their fans look like they’re having a really adequate time at this “”””concert””””.

  • Steve

    My favorite line is:
    “WILLOW: Forever, ‘til the day that we’re in our bed.”

    Which implies that they share a bed.

  • RLMkeepitup

    Is anyone else getting these hottie click bait ads on RLM? I need to know if the internet is secretly tracking things I click on again. It’s one of those you might not have noticed…..but your brain did .. things. On that note if you look closely the girl with the book is the girl with the abs, No? My brain is collapsing in on itself.

  • Sully

    Similar…

  • Now I Get It

    Mike Nichols, R.I.P.

  • mmp

    Same thing.

  • I’m hoping it’s 50 VHS tapes of Nukie.

  • Some other movie nobody’s seen will probably take it, just like last year.

  • Lional punsalot

    I was getting a “have you considerd dating muslim women” recently that i noticed and was like “que?”

  • Lional punsalot

    I think its just temporary while we prepare for the next installation of the Christmas care boars.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Poor Booboo, that yappy little bastard.

  • Sully

    You’re being monitored.

  • Lional punsalot

    By who sully?

  • Sully

  • Lional punsalot

    Why would the feds waste time on me? I’m just a poor boy from a poor family sparing his life from this monstrosity.

  • Sully

    Apparently, they intercepted a text:

    “Mama,
    Jst iced mn.
    Put gun agenst hs hed, pulld my trigger,
    now he’s X-(.
    Mama, lyf had jst begun,
    bt now I’ve gon n thrown it ll awy.”

  • fred

    I just found an old polaroid of my family on vacation!
    http://burgerbeast.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/ShowBizChuckAd.jpg

  • Lional punsalot

    Easy come easy go, will you let him go BEELZEBUB HAD A DEVIL PUT ASIDE FOR MEEEE FOR MEEEE FOR MEEEEEEEEEEEE
    *rocks hard*

  • Lional punsalot

    Ok so im english and this just seems incredibly creepy to me, i mean not even in the five nights of freddy meaning of creepy. I mean the day to day places like this one having these creepy looking costumed dudes pretending to be happy for 5 dollars an hour.

    Creepy.

  • Lional punsalot

    That’s why people like me, until i piss them off beyond acceptable levels.

  • Lional punsalot

    I can attest to that after my time in his dungeon…i mean loving embrace…i mean heroic safety… what was it you called it again?

  • Lional punsalot

    We have our issues but i am glad it wasn’t just my sick mind that caught that. thank you steve.

  • Sully

    The kid on the left (stage right) thinks he has enough tickets to escape.

    http://gifsec.com/wp-content/uploads/GIF/2014/04/Evil-Laugh-GIF.gif

  • Sully

    They’re going to pin this on you. They’re gonna stone you, spit in your eye. You believe your mama can save you? You can lament that mistake in Sing Sing, when she leaves you there to die.

    Want my advice? Run. Get outta here.

  • Lional punsalot

    A real man faces his crimes with honesty and acceptance sully. Which is why I’m wearing my tin foil hat to elude them.

  • Sully

    As a fox, my ears do the “tin foil” work sans the judgmental stares.

  • mmp

    But the Five Nights at Freddy’s meaning of creepy is “nothing”.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    “I mean the day to day places like this one having these creepy looking costumed dudes pretending to be happy for 5 dollars an hour.”

    This could apply to Disney, too. Granted, it’s once in a lifetime for some kids, but having been one of those costumed characters once upon a time, lots of kids legitimately freak out at the sight of costumed characters. I mean, Jafar got his ass kicked on a daily basis.

    Always felt sorry for whoever got stuck being Jafar.

  • Palpatine

    Those bear’s eyes. Not even Donald Pleasence can monologue about how evil those eyes are.

  • Lional punsalot

    And im not to sure about the girl on the right either.

  • omitted

    Wft internet, it’s like you don’t know me at all. All I ever look for online is gay porn and RLM.

  • Ranger Boo

    Better then having to deal with fucking Boyhood fan tards cumming themselves if Boyhood wins.

  • Palpatine

    The dad looks like he’s trying to hide the fact that he just shit his pants. If he wants, I have a pair of pantaloons for him to wear. They’re stylish.

  • omitted

    OH MY RIIIIIIIIIICH! I can only hope and pray that the Great Evans may find it in his heart to forgive me.

  • Palpatine

    “Man catches his wife working as prostitute after she claimed to be working as a waitress.” Well that sucks. I bet after the divorce, the wife was kidnapped by Plinkett and was tied up in his basement, and he forced her to watch with him whatever movie he’s reviewing next.

  • Lional punsalot

    And is that peperoni pizza? They weren’t even doing pizza on hard mode.

  • Ricky Spanish

    I’m not sure if you’re being sarcastic or not…and that worries me…because I think the idea is genius.

  • omitted

    I think it’s best for me to just come out and own up to it: I’m not really gay I went to see Mockingjay tonight. To my surprise it wasn’t a Hollywood blockbuster devoted to making fun of our dear Mr. Bauman. Unfortunately it wasn’t even as good a Hunger Games movie as Catching Fire was. Maybe the whole will work better after I see part 2, but for now it’s kind of ‘meh’ to me.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    The tag line is “hard on”?

    Can someone translate this trailer? …—…

  • Fuck Me I’m January

    I found this little gem buried in the comments section from 3 years ago. Thought I’d repost it for Omitted.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGcNzI9GUdg

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Do you think Mockingjay Part 1 was worth being its own separate movie, or did they purposely stretch it out, which made it pointless and boring?

    Always seems to be the problem with the last film of a series being broken into parts. I’m not sure how many movies need to be broken up except for profit motive.

  • Lional punsalot

    I have yet to see any of them, I judged them based on the fact i loved battle royal. Nah that isn’t exactly true, I did love battle royal but I just knew that hunger games was not made with me in mind as an audience, so I am predisposed to not liking it and its easier to just say the hipster thing.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    I just have a hard time believing that the stories told today would be so vast or complicated that they couldn’t be squeezed into one movie like they used to. Can’t think of any two-part movie that wouldn’t be an obvious cash grab, really.

  • omitted

    Actually it didn’t feel like purposely stretched out, the plot moved along at a quite brisk pace. Confession time again: I have read the books and I think the important plot points were reasonably met. All the important scenes just rang a bit hollow to me, that’s all.

  • Palpatine

    You should feel sorry for this poor sap who’s dressed up as me:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwYxw21ZLzY

  • omitted

    Yeah, when I went to see the first one it seemed like I was the only male and the only person over the age of seventeen in the theater. But hey, maybe teenage girl is the right reference for my emotional maturity. 😉

  • mmp

    Why?

  • omitted

    For me? You shouldn’t have!
    *watches the clip*
    You really shouldn’t have. I’m not that into mixing weird bestiality/hetero vibes with my homoerotic content, thank you very much. Bonus points for the Monty Python music at the end, though.

  • The HD

    HAHAHAHAHA – wait, am I laughing at the wrong time again?

  • fred

    ooo car porn.

  • The HD

    If you let your eyes unfocus while gazing at Joshy Nob’s post, it starts to look like a white line between stacks of black blocks.

  • Jason Ross

    Blip has a full-regalia Klan robe hanging in full view of the public on its porch. It also put sugar in my gas tank and bet $50 against Frodo succeeding in The Lord of Rings trilogy.

  • RLMkeepitup

    Is this going to be the end of the Plinkett house? Cause that s̶e̶t place has really gone downh̶i̶l̶l̶ current. It seems Dumber 2 is getting no laughs from critics but I got a few just from the box art:

  • omitted

    My happy place.

  • HNSZ
  • dollar store cashier wife

    The first one is really mediocre.I’ve heard the quality does not pick up from there so I decided to not invest my time in any of the sequels.I wonder would these movies had even a tiny fraction of the attention they are currently getting had they not starred JLaw and that hack fraud who plays her bf who much like Robert Pattinson makes teenage girls wet.

  • Sully
  • omitted

    I think Catching Fire improved a lot upon Hunger Games. I would go as far as to say it was one of my favorite movies of 2013.

  • ikdks

    Bingo bango, sugar in the gastank. Your x husband strikes again.

  • ikdks

    The fact that it’s a battle Royal rip off cheesed me too.

    But I think it’s impressive from a technical standpoint because they managed to create a uniquely female action movie, something that’s been attempted and failed many times. They took out the bikini babes and explosions and replaced them with love triangles and fashion, and still manage to make a generally entertaining movie.

    Hollywood is trying like hell to figure out this emerging fangirl market.

  • Lional punsalot

    Oh totally dont get me wrong, i have no problem with it, like harry potter i just know it wasn’t made for me to enjoy watching.

  • ikdks

    I’m also a giant Natural Born Killers fan, so anything Woody.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    It looks like your mother was decapitated and Chuckie looks like he’s gonna smack your father’s head off.

  • Wizard Phoenix
  • sepiajack

    To fair, James Newton Howard also did some pretty great scores for: The Fugitive, Waterworld, The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Devil’s Advocate, Signs, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Hunger Games & Michael Clayton

  • sepiajack

    Catching Fire is pretty solid, it’s probably the only big budget tentpole movie aimed at young people that’s about PTSD, the whole movie is about how traumatized the characters are from the events of the first movie. Haven’t seen number 3 yet, I think most fans of the book consider the third book weaker than 1 and 2, but so far its a solid dystopian scifi series with an A list cast, first rate production values and some pretty disturbing subject matter

  • sepiajack

    I think the geekgirl revolution has done as much for feminism and women’s rights as anything else, it really is incredible how much the landscape of geekdom has balanced out genderwise in just the past 10 years. When I was in highschool the only guy at the comic book store besides me looked like comicbook guy from the Simpsons. Now you go to a comic convention and its at LEAST 50% girls, and many of the good looking cool girl who would never have been caught dead there when I was their age.

  • sepiajack

    Agreed.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    I haven’t seen Catching Fire yet but I will see this new one because of my buddy Phil. If this is his last film ever I feel like I owe it to see it. Plus the guy new a good movie and bad movie quite well. Also I loved working with him.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/08/TheMaster2012Poster.jpg

  • ikdks

    How about how black teenage girls are voracious readers. We had an intern and I got to know her and her friends, and those girls consumed romance novels by the pennyweight. There’s a whole subgenre of romance novels where black men and women wear 5000 dollar suits, fly in lear jets and do it to beat the band. Its a huge section in barns and noble.

  • Lional punsalot

    No chance of that, there is no one talking about how bad the movies are or how bad the review is. This is civilized discourse which I dont really belong as a part of. Which is why I am posting anyway.

  • Lional punsalot

    I fully expect a similar thing to happen in the sequel, where a doughnut ship crashes down rolling along and a character runs left, one runs right, and one runs forward and is the only survivor.

    Just as a fuck you to the haters.

  • Palpatine

    I thought Jinx the robot was your pal.

  • Bacchus

    Finally; a movie that capitalizes on the inherent creepiness of that Jake Gyllenhallthingy. ‘Tis on my to watch list. Birdman also.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    You mean Catherine? We’re still getting divorced. I just haven’t signed the papers.

  • Palpatine

    But didn’t you go to Space Camp when you were a kid?

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Well, we grew up together. I used to read all of her writing-all through her masters and Ph.D. And she read every word I ever wrote. We were a big influence on each other.

  • DanceOfBirther

    I raise you a cape glued to a bus.

  • RLMkeepitup

    Dat camel toe though. Shotime Bear gotta hide somewhere fo winta.

  • DanceOfBirther

    Not until the back of the SOS box is translated.

  • Palpatine

    So how’s you romance with your computer going?

  • Sully

    Moose Knuckle.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    They call him Old Camel Feet

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    I prefer Camel Claw to Camel Feet. It latches on, and refuses to let go.

  • Lional punsalot

    he just looks so unexcited by the game..its so lifelike..

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Mine doesn’t look like that at all. Instead I have a bearded Patrick Bateman staring at me.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Even before he grew a full beard, his stubble was called Pedophile beard. I don’t think Jay can win no matter what.

  • Lional punsalot

    I just dont recognize this comment section without people whining about something unimportant, so I thought I would whine about the fact people aren’t whining about unimportant things therefore fulfilling the prophecy foretold by Tibetan monks last June.

  • Super Hans

    That’s pretty mean, dude.

  • Guest

    Okay, Jay.

  • Super Hans

    Why? It won’t be our fault if Boyhood wins Best Picture.

  • Robby
  • Wizard Phoenix
  • Palpatine

    She’s also Scarlett Johansson.

  • Is this the Gamestation set? I miss Gamestation.

  • sepiajack

    Exactly! I have this theory that nothing in any medium can be a popculture phenomenon without women embracing it. People can say what they will about Twilight, but girls embraced that and it exploded into popculture. Men can like things, but unless women get on board with it, it never really hits the zeitgeist in the same way. This extends to popular music in a big way, but even if you think of something like the Marvel movies which or Game of Thrones , which are certainly popular with men, they never would have achieved the popular status they have without women also being enthusiastic.

  • omitted

    That’s not fair, why do you get burgers and bearded hotties and I don’t? Is it because I have been too naughty this year and internet Santa is punishing me?

  • Sully
  • omitted

    I had a dream last night where someone flagged most of my comments as inappropriate and Jay banned me from this webzone. A nightmare or a premonition?

  • Sully

    If you haven’t been banned by now, I think you’re pretty safe.

  • Lional punsalot

    i agree omitted is fine, I on the other hand am just one single post away from getting banned.

  • Fuck Me I’m January

    Rich Evans is a just and merciful God. Unless, of course, you try to make him destroy a piano in a heavy gorilla suit on a hot day after he just worked 8 and a half hours…

  • Robby

    The feels.

  • Robby

    No surprise. Splitting up the one book in the trilogy that has the least amount of plot to make double the box office money. I’m boycotting paying to see it in any way. I hope the movie studio reconsiders this kind of action in the future when they see their profits are short my $6.25.

  • omitted

    Clearly!

  • Robby
  • fred

    She’s a computer with Scarlet Johansson’s voice.

  • Jean-François Martel

    that episode was so sexy

  • Mike Magnum

    Its too bad i don’t watch these episodes in sequence. I might actually understand whats going on. I usually wait to see the movie myself. And then see what they think about it. Unless its movie think will be crap. Than i really don’t care.

  • Sully
  • WrongWithYourFace

    What? I only watch Half in the Bag for the story.

  • Lional punsalot

    the white face thing was unnecessary imo, its creepy just with plinkett.

  • Lional punsalot

    Ah waterworld that classic film that had critics and audiences everywhere puking in their mouths.

  • mmp

    I used to watch for that, but this arc is filled with plot holes. Why is Rich Evans on the credit screen? Why is the inside of the house still intact? Lazy hackfraudery.

  • Lional punsalot

    And you would not believe how lazy they are when it comes to directing, i mean shit they must be sitting drinking coffee looking at two monitors saying ok now switch to camera b, ok now back to camera a, ok now that guy should walk over to the window and look out, then they should walk back and sit down to talk.

    sitting on a chair, sitting on a couch, standing by a window, sitting on chairs. talking, all wide and flat, switch to camera b.

  • mmp

    You didn’t mention the amazing earthquake special effect. Director James Nguyen would be proud.

  • Jean-François Martel

    It definitely would have been even sexier if Plinkett had been in it.

  • Jean-François Martel

    it would be funny in audio version… at least funnier than an Adam Sandler movie, which isn’t that high of a praise…

  • Jean-François Martel

    Thank you, i thought the exact same thing… If i ever present something, i will be wearing the Cowboy shirt as a social commentary.

  • Jean-François Martel

    you should be, it’s awesome.

  • Jean-François Martel

    I really want Hannibal to wear this in season 3

  • Jean-François Martel

    truly a masterpiece in it’s genre

  • Jean-François Martel

    come here for the funnies, stay for the acquisition of useless knowledge.

  • Jean-François Martel

    confirmed for muffin Top

  • Jean-François Martel

    it doesn’t come close to Mansquito/Mosquito Man

  • Jean-François Martel

    that is much funnier than my thing.

  • Jean-François Martel

    i am a bottom… contact me jay… i accept smoke(ing?) signals.

  • Palpatine

    I think Mike sums it up best here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0Vc9_f4ByA

  • Jean-François Martel

    for real tho, gay porn actors who can’t keep it up for other men end up bottoms (Johnny Rapid for example)

  • Mark Bisone

    I heard New Regency just finished principle photography for a great new flick set to come out next Spring. It’s an experimental indie drama about a small claims court judge who flies to Samarkand to investigate the death of his illegitimate daughter at the hands of a black market organs cartel, only to discover he’s become the latest victim of an elaborate con game.

    They’re calling it “Horse Ninja”.

  • Now I Get It

    Aha!!! So, you’re Katie Mack! Except that I choose to believe that you’re not. Choosing, choosing, choosing, aaand…upvote.

  • Jason Ross

    why do you wear that silly man suit?

  • Sully

    I’ve read your comment several times, including once aloud, and all I can say is…

    http://www.movingimage.us/images/exhibitions/media/reaction_gif/tom-delonge-wtf.gif

  • Jean-François Martel

    who is Katie Mack?

  • Mike Magnum

    I thought Catching Fire was better than the first. But im not so crazy about the concept. I think Battle Royale did it better by just having every adult being insanely scared of teenagers and see them as violent delinquent. I buy that a lot more than a war creates a society were people wear fruiting outfits and people are totally fine with having kids as young as 9 killed for entertainment. I mean who wants to watch that when you could watch the Running Man on channel 7. Its like Watching the Puppy Bowl over the Super Bowl.

  • Palpatine
  • Now I Get It

    She’s an astrophysicist who claimed to be indifferent to Matt Taylor’s shirt, yet still chimed in to say he shouldn’t have worn it for broadcast.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/11232986/Matt-Taylors-sexist-shirt-and-the-day-political-correctness-officially-went-mad.html

    In other words, she put political correctness ahead of her own conscience, or, to paraphrase Mr. Spock, she let the alleged needs of the alleged many outweigh the actual needs of the actual one (Taylor) who’d made the Philae landing possible.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/11234620/Dr-Matt-Taylors-shirt-made-me-cry-too-with-rage-at-his-abusers.html

  • fred
  • ikdks

    Blewbs.

  • WrongWithYourFace
  • ModernDayMinstrel

    This definitely does not look generic and or forgettable at all.

  • Palpatine

    Wow, what an amazing job that text-to-speech program did on giving her thoughts on the trailer.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Well it appears George still has not learn his lesson in terms of animation. Like Red Tails this is clearly a movie that has been highly overviewed by him. I find this film and it’s animation to be offensive after I watched The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Big Hero 6, and How To Train Your Dragon 2. Great films and all animated and to see Lucas coming in with his horrible fucking direction and writing ripping off other films makes me sick. No wonder it’s a Fuck You It’s January movie.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    It’s a combination of Midsummer Night’s Dream and a jukebox musical and the film was written by Lucas himself. Mike and Jay, this better be your first animated film on Half in The Bag.

  • Palpatine

    This movie reminds of that movie “Epic” that came out last year. I also love how the trailer states; “From the mind of George Lucas”, as if to say; “Yeah, this is what goes on in George’s mind.”

  • Palpatine

    That ought to make that one guy who keeps asking them to do an animated movie happy.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    It seems like George is taking visual inspiration from that. But Epic is a really mediocre movie that took way too much from Dreamworks, Disney, and Pixar. So that means George is too.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    I never do ask them, Palpy. I just want them to tear apart this movie like they did with Red Tails.

  • Palpatine

    Not you man, there’s some other commenter who keeps asking them to review an animated movie, and after seeing the trailer for this movie, I want to see them tear it apart as well.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    Oh yes that one guy. Any how’s Mike and Jay actually do seem to understand animation based on their comments on The Incredibles, unlike Shaun McKinnion

  • RLMkeepitup

    “From the mind of George Lucas”… I don’t think much else needs to be said Palpy. Except that we will demand a review here in 2 months time.

  • RLMkeepitup

    We shouldn’t forget how much these guys have turned things around for themselves since the 2008 recession, at the unfortunate cost of Plinketts entire retirement savings:

  • Sully
  • Mark Bisone

    “Booties, prepare to be shaken!”

    – George Lucas

  • Robby

    I legit wish they would do another episode of this.

  • Palpatine

    Since it’s from his mind, it must be of those “personal stories” he’s been planing to write.

  • Lional punsalot

    or lessons of life.

  • Palpatine

    Then that tagline should be changed to; “From the crocodile brain of George Lucas”.

  • Ogrot

    I’m so glad they’re doing a reboot of Horse Ninja after those disastrous Horse Ninja prequels.

  • Alex Lee

    *sigh* I can out-Pixar Pixar! Or is it out-Dreamworks Dreamworks? Eh, it looks like it’ll have the same problem as Red Tails. Is it supposed to be serious or funny? Cause the jokes feel like executive-brain thinking and not creative-brain thinking.

  • Alex Lee

    “Like lion brain!”

  • Sully

    No, Lucas lost his Lion Brain decades ago.

  • Sully

    Demons make everything sexier.

  • Mark Bisone

    I hear they are calling it a “re-shoe”.

    And by “they”, I mean horsepower racists.

    http://i.usatoday.net/life/gallery/day/migrated-media/grandprix_lucas_l070404.jpg

  • Sully

    You edited your comment. Now my comment is ruined. IT’S RUINED!!!

  • Jason Ross

    umm, I changed one vowel (sometimes).
    I appreciate your enthusiasm, however, in your original post

  • Hank_Henshaw

    George Lucas has forgotten all lessons of life.

  • Palpatine

    I think anyone can out Pixar Pixar at this point. They’ve really gone downhill starting with Cars 2. With exception of the first Cars movie, all the Pixar movies from the first Toy Story to Toy Story 3 were great. They’re gonna need a major miracle at this point if they want to be on top again.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I came back and read this. Seems I’ll have no idea if I agree or not until I actually see the film.

  • Uncle Dan

    I don’t know how that guy thinks that if he just keeps asking, they’ll be more inclined to do it.

  • Palpatine

    I for one would love to see a season six of the Grabowski’s.

  • Sully
  • Ogrot

    You have a Baghul problem. Yell at your wife.

  • Ogrot

    This video was brought to you by inside the magic.

  • Sully

    If I yell at my wife I’ll have a bigger problem than a fuckin’ Baghul.

  • Ogrot
  • Lional punsalot

    never has a man looked so out of place in a car.

  • Ogrot

    Your Patreon dollars paid for his fake medical license.

  • Lional punsalot

    You know i is English yeah? the feds dont bother me, MI5 do though.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    Yo, I’ve a gif for that!

    http://i.imgur.com/81QLfhx.gif

  • Palpatine
  • Sully
  • Useless crap never looked better! Throw out your DaViDa junk and smash your VHS players cus’ the future is here. Samurai Cop on Blueray!

    Blueray also got better when they threw in Redlettermedia’s Matt Hannon interview. So quick get your wallet out and send it to your nearest amazon.com. Thanks for selling out. VALUE!

    http://www.amazon.com/Samurai-Cop-Blu-Ray-Matt-Hannon/dp/B00MT3VQMW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416668683&sr=8-1&keywords=samurai+cop+blu+ray

  • Ogrot

    Rich Evans, the president of space, aerobicizes in his garage…

  • ikdks

    Jodorowsky’s Dune is on Stars on demand.

    He was the guy that did Santa Sangre? That fucking ruled!!!

  • Sully

    That’s because he did did about things he didn’t like, namely his own franchise.

  • Sully

    Looks like not everyone is a fan. This guy needs a healthy dose of RLM love.

  • He didn’t mention the wig nor the giant chin but he made a good point though. “You’d probably enjoy this movie way more with alcohol”
    -Hear hear!

  • Sully

    These kinds of movies are also best in the wee hours of the morning.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    If only he had Natalie Portman’s bootie shake. George, you keep blueballing us with your movies and chicks in it. Please stop.

  • My ex wife

    Me-sa give-a you-sa…uuuuuum bongo.

  • Lional punsalot

    hes aerobicizing all his problems away! Cue mist and weird lighting.

  • Wizard Phoenix
  • Lional punsalot

    Hence we will never have a matrix review.

  • Lional punsalot

    He looks so young here. Young and pissed off.

  • My ex wife

    Hey Phoenix, think fast!

  • My ex wife

    Pancakes in the morning?

    Insanity.

  • My ex wife

    “To survive in music and acting world YOU HAVE TO BE SMART”

    Justin bieber?

  • My ex wife

    He’s getting married…

    Maybe I can get married too.

  • My ex wife
  • Wizard Phoenix

    Or at least have smart people. Which is is losing them fast.

  • My ex wife

    Hmm That actually went quite well with Strapping young lads song Shitstorm, which I happend to be listening to at the time of reading this.

  • My ex wife

    Residual comment affection.

  • My ex wife

    But he has been observed so his superposition has been destroyed.

  • SAVE THEM

  • My ex wife

    I started to watch that but I was told to wind it up, so I stoped watching before the end.

  • Why does he need to make more movies? What does he need, a BIGGER headstone?

  • Palpatine

    At least it’s not as scathing as Kathy’s “Cop Dog” review. MOTHERFUCKER!!!

  • My ex wife

    How can I unlearn them?

  • @Faddlechud:disqus, well done!

    And where the hell have you been?

  • Sully

    I did drop some lessons of life on one of the 1 star ratings.

  • Them boats ain’t going to buy themselves.

  • I would rather say, your generation’s McMillan and Wife.

  • Lional punsalot

    Now im getting “meet hot asian females in your area”. So either my tastes include every single thing available, or disqus is really struggling to figure out how to advertise to me.`

  • EDIT: I’ve been informed through a private message that the messy robot was named KIPP, not JIZZ. My apologies to everyone, most especially JIZZ, er, ah, KIPP.

  • WrongWithYourFace

    And with a bunch of friends.

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    So I think this is the closest nature will get to Lion Brain/Crocodile Brain.

    http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/lion-blindsided-crocodile-river-escapes/

  • Palpatine

    Good thing the lion used pure instince, otherwise it would of died.

  • Palpatine

    What the hell is Mike pointing at in the backround?

  • Lional punsalot

    the joke that keeps on giving, just like my love life.

  • Wizard Phoenix

    That poor boring twat

  • Uncle Sporkums

    EXACTLY! I was thinking the same thing! Their latest “offering” looks like every generic CGI movie that every shitty studio puts out.

  • Sully

    He’s trying to connect the positive ends of two magnets?


    I’ve got nothin’.

  • pete smith

    well it is shit. Bit like internet meme that got old years ago and still some dumb fucks crowd funded a sequel. Guess that’s “ironic” and shit. ps: I hate everyone above 25 yo.

  • Sully
  • Hank_Henshaw

    Well, I don’t know. Giving 3 stars out of 5 to Samurai Cop is actually very generous.

  • RLMkeepitup

    If only there were hot asian females within my zip code or even area code. I call BS on this whole thing man.

  • Sully

    No-no-no-no… there is no on the fence when it comes to Samurai Cop. Matt Hannon personally cut that shit down with his Katana (which means “Japanese Sword” btw). You either love it for its awfulness or you hate it.
    How am I supposed to respect someone who can’t make up their fuckin’ mind?

  • Sully

    If you ask me, that fat, skinny fuck had it comin’. Don’t don’t in another brain’s habitat. I mean seriously. Did it not know lessons of life?

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Will this be the first animated feature to be reviewed by HitB? Can Mike and Jay pass at the opportunity to review another George Lucas movie? Can Ed Helms not wear a red shirt? Do I give a shit? NOOoo.

  • MHJ

    lol well he shouldn’t have worm that awful shirt for broadcast

  • MHJ
  • MHJ
  • MHJ

    waaaaat

  • MHJ

    There’s not enough salt in this world…

  • Domo_Konnichiwa

    Brain bleach usually works for me.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I did the same thing, once.

    Crossed a river, that is.

    Although it was over a bridge.

    No lions or tigers.

    Did I mention I was in a car?

    Pretty scary, if you ask me.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    So I have to make a short film for class which I’m filming today [I’m supposed to be writing the script right now but instead I’m on this webzone. Priorities, people!]. I’ve decided to make it a documentary style film, except it’s a mokumentary about a failed [fake] documentary. It’s a bit confusing, but I’ve named two of the characters in the film “Jerry F. Plinkett” and “Jane Bauman”.

    It’s gonna be great.

  • Lional punsalot

    Dont forget to have a creepy clown with a shirt saying “i cant say no” in it.

  • Don’t forget to sell out! There is a lot of money wating for the right kind of hack.

    http://i.imgur.com/7Z1GubJ.gif

  • RLMkeepitup

    For all the comments you leave, the guys ought to get you a ticket to Wisconsin and show you some pointers. The last video of yours I saw you were upside down twerking a wall. lol!

  • Ogrot

    The movie didn’t have enough blood effects. You need blood effects for blood in your movie or its not entertaining cause their aint no blood effects. I like blood effects. Blood effects are awesome. The movie would’ve been less boring if they had more blood effects.

  • NotRickBerman

    That’s gonna be great.

  • Now I Get It

    Nor even at home, probably. As Robert Tracinski noted in “The Era of Male Guilt: Three Lessons from #ShirtStorm”…

    “Let’s stipulate that scientists and engineers have a tendency to not be able to dress themselves in a way that is fit to be seen in public. That’s why, back in the day, the guys at mission control used to wear a pretty basic uniform of white dress shirt and skinny black tie. It didn’t make them look suave or hip. All it did was make them look like the kind of guys who could calculate interplanetary trajectories with nothing but a slide rule. Which, ultimately, is way cooler.”

    http://www.jisc.ac.uk/sites/default/files/styles/710px-wide/public/mission-control.jpg

    Hey, get a load of the showboat in the white cardigan. Who’s he think he is, Perry Como?

  • Sully
  • Sully
  • Now I Get It

    There’s riches in niches.

  • mmp

    Is that Sherlock?

  • Sully

    Yup

  • mmp

    I tried to watch the first episode, but the begining was really heavy-handed so I turned it off. Do you have any thoughts on the show and would you recommend it?

  • MHJ

    Haha! Boring but safe. That t-shirt is good for the beach but not for worldwide broadcast for sure 😛

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    i’m dead for a week and you cant get 1000 comments… give me a minute to fix that.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    who can say know?! get it?

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    i used my crocodile brain once…. i got banned.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    i pick up red backs and catch tiger snakes for a job. i want to see a Rattle snake so i can laugh at its weak venom.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    i got blamed for that. in one of my vids… moar BLOOD!!!!

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    no shit.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    i have a “GIF LIFE” tattoo…

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    your mum?

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    its sad he loved cars once…..

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    i am so hard right now…. and its not rigor mortis.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    succubus!!!!

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    relax lucusfar…. diminished effec… i mean lional hurtz… we all float down here. welcome to RLM.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    wait till you find out i’m back….

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    i paid to see that. fortunately the girl i was with was stupid enough to think it was smart…. so i got laid that night…..

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    shut up Kevin Kline!!!

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    i’m dead and i cant stand the smell of that corpse….

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    whats a pizza hut? i know pizza the hut?

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    i wish lucas had the balls to just shoot us all in the face. rather than shiting on our memory’s…

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    george is a cancer causing cool cancel cunt.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    so many lies.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    the world will end when i say it can.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    love that show!!!!
    http://youtu.be/9T4-N1jRuQA

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    i dont get out of bed for less than $25(U.S) an hour… seppos are stupid.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    no! in Arabic its just Qu.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    i would worry about so19 if i was you….

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.
  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.
  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    nope! as a zombie i can say she never comes to the meetings.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    we piss on here.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    the care boars are gone we must live with it. no god but Rich!

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    its RLM Kenobie. you must have faith in RICH!!!!!

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    Rich is god.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    and hot… kinda sweaty… excuse me for a minute…. i’ll be in my bunk.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    mmmm, Marlboro. i’m in flavor country.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    is all about the Benjamin’s…

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    cum? mine looks like that…. but i have cancel.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    cause dicks are scary because of the raping.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    like all human fetus?

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    so your a catholic?

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    i got banned. i’m making up for my abidance now… should be 2000 soon.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    there is no moderation enjoy your ban.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    HEY! i died show some respect!

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    hell yes!

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    Swallow Jay! SWALLOW!

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    my country is made of irony…

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    EEEEEWWW! sicko!

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    i missed you guys.. i mean gif’s.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    1000. now thats how you comment people!

  • Sully

    Suck my what?

  • Lional punsalot

    All the assholes decided to leave after “something” happened. I literally cant find anyone worth arguing with.

  • Lional punsalot

    I would recommend the 80s version.

  • jack2211

    No shit?

  • netcrave

    I’m really shocked that you managed to talk about Birdman and never mentioned this: http://youtu.be/H2m45TLVKRs Was waiting for it to come up the entire time. 😀

  • mmp

    I remember that I watched a couple of episodes on Youtube and enjoyed it.

  • mmp

    Thank you sarcastic australian man. Glad you’re back.

  • Punkster

    Is this really a thing that’s happening?
    That’s pretty f*cking cool man, best o’ luck with that.

  • woknokmokpok

    Attorney at law 🙂

  • Mr.Fister

    you liked your own comment you narcist!

  • I just wanted to see who liked my comment, sorry!

  • The HD

    At 26:55, Mike starts describing Michael Keeton as George Lucas.

  • Super Hans

    Oh, come on. We were all thinking it.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    i cant bring my self to watch it… i have lerned the lesson of life.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    will it rhyme in stanzas?

  • lovestospooge

    Anyone agree with me that the worst score in a Movie was the score for ‘The Transporter’?

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    relax start a fight with your self.

    http://youtu.be/6hFWz145aJc

    Force. Hur,hur,hur….

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    isnt that Princess Dianna?

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    Shit, if this is gonna be that kind of party. I’m gonna stick my dick in the mashed potatoes.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    both

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    hahahha cunts are funny….

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    maybe////

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    apparently….

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    i took some comments personally…. but i’m a egomaniacal megalomaniac maniac with cancel.

  • Lional punsalot

    Maybe her sister.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    oh yeah and got banned for being a dick….

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    yeah… isnt that the Queen? inbreeding makes it hard to tell who is who in europe.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    Billie Piper! let her self go…..

  • Sully

    This photograph makes me physically ill. It took some serious fucking will power on my part just to post it.

  • Lional punsalot

    I think diana is dead, not entirely sure though.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    meh i’ve fucked worse….

  • Robby

    How Not To Make A Documentary: The Story of How Not To Make A Movie, the story of the making of Gorilla Interrupted.

  • Super Hans

    You should check it out it’s really not as bad as.. OH MY GOD IT BURNS HELP ME!!

  • Robby

    The Transporter had a score?

  • Robby

    Sherlock is awesome mostly.

  • Super Hans

    You can argue with me all you like.

    So go fuck yourself.

  • mmp

    Isn’t that Resident Evil? When composers try to make something that sounds like rock music.

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    best Sherlock eva!

  • the corpse of Andrew Thompson.

    thats what she said.

  • Oliver Bayliss

    For fans of Nightcrawler’s Riz Ahmed, I whole-cocaine-spiking-heartily recommend you chaps watch 2010’s brilliant Brit-jihadist farce, ‘Four Lions’ directed by Chris Morris. Humour as black as that little girl in Airplane! likes her coffee.

  • Having two girlfriends takes up a lot of your time.

  • omitted

    That’s what I said!

  • I might be late here, but I wanted to make a quick comment about the making out scene between the two women.

    I thought that it was an attempt to make themselves relevant or different in an indifferent world. All of these characters were trying to make themselves relevant in the world in their different ways, whether by acting, by suicide, by drugs, or by sexuality. So when the two women were making out, they were attempting to find themselves through sexuality.

  • wak

    Jurassic World looks like a shit for shot remake of Jurassic Park with a sprinkling of Jaws 3D, Steven Speilberg produced it but then again he produced Tramsformers, the park is genetically engineering monsters, been there done that and only that time we had better actors and it felt organic, this feels about as organic as watching the millenium falcon zooming accross the sky with the title font of a two year old with crayons, wait no reverse that, its not quite THAT bad, at least they didnt rape the millenium falcon, oh, wait, yeah, they did, star wars trailer pretty much just has shit going past the screen, its some black dude, walking past the screen, some girl who looks like princess lea on a hover bike, jetting past the screen, but just to spice things up a bit we get a half arsed vader emperor who does something lame with a silly looking light saber, and then the millenium falcon going past the screen, and then the title font that looks like shit, yeah, in the words of shania twain, that dont impress me much

  • Dizz

    Jay got in shape, sports a full and well-groomed beard, and displays a vulnerable yet masculine confidence. He’s definitely a top: straight-acting too! Such a catch :3!

  • Ogrot

    Well you guys are 2/2 on recommendations I took you up on. Blue ruin was a great little movie and Birdman is probably the best movie I’ve seen this year. In fact perhaps the best in a while. Brilliantly unconventional, superb shots, excellent long takes it’s flipping amazing they only spent a month on the actual photography. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a film where all the diegetic and non diegetic elements connect so meticulously together that the film just oozes theme and personality. And aside from the holy shit movies can make us feel something rediscovery this film manages also to portray a very profound exploration in character and people in general. It’s a movie that manages to juggle heavy themes of mental illness, personal tragedy, the new age of internet and reality tv voyeurism, the paradox of art and theatre being essentially made up of lies but striving for an aesthetic truth through its fictions, and of course mankind’s never-ending struggle with entropy and personal insecurities.

    Birdman transcends being a simple character study. The movie recites Macbeth but it wears the tragic mask of King Lear scrambling naked in the rain while assholes take cell phone pictures of him and chase him for autographs. In fact structurally it is a classic tragedy in the Greekest ways possible. What is celebrity but the last vestige of nobility? And you may have noticed that the camera catches everything except violence that has grim repercussions. The movie thus accomplishes that rare task of being both a character study and about the audience itself.

  • Jonathan Dunn

    not penny’s boat

  • Patrick

    How could you dislike Williams AND Zimmer?

  • Pa Kent Says Maybe

    Because I’m a fan of unobtrusive music in movies. Subtle accompaniment which doesn’t force-feed your reactions.

  • peterblue11

    The score on Nightcrawler was so fuckin shit. I really thought it was a temp track most of the time.

  • peterblue11

    If you want a dark movie that really nails the tone Nightcrawler was aiming for but fell far off by a mile, check out TONY. It’s a serial killer movie, no media subtext, but has a great grimy tone.

  • Tony Caroselli

    First of all, I like you so much, I want to be your friend. Like, not Facebook friends or Internet friends. I want to hang out with you and watch movies together and talk about them afterward. But I do want to add to your (awesome, awesome) comments one thing:

    “And you may have noticed that the camera catches everything except violence that has grim repercussions. The movie thus accomplishes that rare task of being both a character study and about the audience itself.”

    That was one of the things that struck me the most – and it is alluded to in this review. I really wanted to see this movie, and I did expect it to be more gimmicky, and so I disagree with Mike saying, “Don’t see it if you expect slapstick.” Because far from being disappointed, I was awestruck. And I fully expected the “single long take” (mostly) to be a gimmick, but it wasn’t. Rather, it made us aware we, the audience, were watching people who have lived or died on the basis of whether or not they had an audience. The camera being the window through which the audience sees this world, the camera – and therefore, by extension, the audience – became a character in the story. Jay was right: As theatrical as this film is, it could not have been done in any medium other than film. As I said when I first saw it (it’s the first movie in a long time I had to go see twice, just to catch all the nuances and foreshadowing):

    “I’ve never seen a more perfect blend of cinema, theater, literature and art. It is all of them, and it is no one of them. It is about art, and yet it is not art about art. Rather, it is art about life, which is about art, which is about life. It is, in a very real sense, in every frame and every monologue and dialogue, what we talk about when we talk about love.”

  • Tony Caroselli

    To answer two questions raised in this review of “Birdman:”

    1.) How much does Michael Keaton relate to Riggan Thomson. According to his interview with Charlie Rose, not at all. He actually was acting. He doesn’t feel like he needed a comeback, because he never went anywhere he needed to come back from, although if people want to call it his comeback, he doesn’t care. He also said he didn’t do a third Batman because if he had, he never could have done “Birdman,” which is really interesting, given that Riggan did “Birdman 3.”

    2.) Why the girl-on-girl kiss? The answer occurred to me as I was watching the movie the first time, when my thought as soon as I saw the kiss was, “My Facebook post gushing about this movie is going to end: ‘Hey, what red-blooded male DOESN’T want to see Naomi Watts in a hot, hot lesbian make-out scene?'” And IMMEDIATELY after that thought, my next one was, “Aaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnd… that’s the point.”

    Again, the whole concept of the film is the relationship between the art and the audience, and why the art is done. These characters only do what they do for an audience, but they will do ANYTHING for the audience, and there is ALWAYS an audience in their heads. Remember the first two lines in the scene (which follows Lesley being literally almost raped on stage): “Why don’t I have any self-respect?” “You’re an actress, honey.” If the audience wants to see her get raped, she’s getting raped. If they want to see her kiss a girl, she’s kissing a girl. Notice she’s almost as horrified when she first gets kissed as she is when Mike tells her he’s hard. Dammit, Mike’s right. Don’t PRETEND to have sex, have sex. Don’t PRETEND to kiss a girl, kiss a girl.

    To add one thing that wasn’t asked:

    Is it just me, or does Emma Stone have the perfect face for those last few frames? She looks like a comics character, with her almost oversized and deeply blue eyes, and the little dimples at the corners of her mouth, and all that blank space on her face. Given that FANTASTIC smile of hers, I don’t think the ending is ambiguous at all. I think it’s very, very clear what she’s seeing. (Really, there is NEVER such a thing as an ambiguous ending. Speaking from experience, the filmmakers ALWAYS know the ending. They just trust you to know what it is.)

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Yeah, but he was asking what’s been keeping you from the RLM webzone.

  • Zarathustrian

    Grace Kelly is delish. She is super hawt in Dial M for Murder and To Catch a Thief. The latter movie is subpar, though.

  • JaydeFox

    There is literally nothing wrong with that shirt, it is not even porn.

  • Biji M.

    to me, the score to “Nightcrawler” was great. I’m pretty sure it’s triumphant overtones are meant to be satirical. ESPECIALLY when *SPOILER* he drags the severely injured car crash victim (obviously a HUGE medical no-no) several feet into the light so he can get the shot he wants – the music over this part was akin to something from a some standard hollywood biopic, when the protagonist in question makes a huge break through/succeeds at doing something fantastic for the first time. Makes a lot of sense, seeing as how this was a brand new low for The Gyllenhaal character, and the getting of news-worthy accident footage as a whole. It had a very off-putting effect to me, and I’m sure that’s what they were going for. Brilliant, awesome stuff.

  • bb-15

    I finally got around to see Birdman. It is probably my favorite movie of 2014.
    I enjoy the picking apart of the movie making process, including big budget comic book based films.
    And one part of that is how does a trained actor feel about playing a guy in tights in a simplistic story?
    Birdman captured the ambivilance of that. The desire for fame and money.
    But also the feeling that the Hollywood blockbuster doesn’t involve “true” acting.
    – Keaton walked away from Batman and so did Christian Bale.
    And Norton walked away from The Hulk and the Avengers films.
    I think that Birdman captured some of the reasons for that.

  • MHJ

    It’s an awful t-shirt.

  • Luis

    Right in there, I’ve done it.

  • Pedro Werneck

    Birdman is even better when you watch it drunk. Give it a try.

  • Memoman

    After watching Nightcrawler I googled “Psychopath CEO”.

  • Earth

    Magical realism is woefully underused in film

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtSvfTXrZWA

  • Well, it’s clear that Riggan doesn’t just die in the end, but is it to be taken literally, or is it symbolic? And if symbolic: symbolizing what exactly? Though I suppose that kind of thing is for everyone to decide on their own.
    (Also I actually read some guy’s interpretation that Riggan *does* in fact die there, and his daughter is seeing his spiritual body flying towards heaven. Then why the fuck does she smile so much?)

  • Earth

    Hooray for Birdman’s win.

  • It really doesn’t matter; there is nothing to decide, as movies can be allegorical rather than literal. It could be an upbeat fantasy movie ending to round off a realistic and at times tense drama, or not. ‘America Psycho’ comes to mind; the book was ambiguous, whereas the film gives you a definite explanation, perhaps because the producers thought the audience would demand it.

  • Conn Cianci-McGraw

    I love that you said that about the (Nightcrawler) score, Mike. TOTALLY AGREE! Said the same things while watching myself. Love you guys.

  • Max Eckhardt

    Birdman is awesome and Michael Keaton is STILL the best Batman

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I just saw these comments now. Glad you enjoyed the film. I liked they went with different looking robots. 🙂 They weren’t humanoid but I related with them well-enough.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    A reference to Kip Thorne, who was the 2nd person on the project after Lynda Obst. 😉

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    What is it with Ricks?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I came back again! I saw Birdman this Monday.

    I have to say I disagree, or at least those parts didn’t bother me at all, except some of those ‘motherfuckers’ felt a bit out of place. Other than that, though, I didn’t really notice the profanity. I think I was too absorbed with everything else.

  • Joe

    Sorry but I found your review off. You pretty much have rules that set it up so that there is nothing this movie could do wrong. The kiss doesn’t make sense as a “give the audience what they want” because this movie doesn’t actually give the audience what they want, that is only brought up and done in a single scene with Keaton/Birdman driving that scene. If your theory was right there would be a lot of other cheap stunts for the audience throughout the film.

    I also don’t think you can conclusively say “the filmmakers ALWAYS know the ending” because a filmmaker can want an ending with multiple interpretations. There is no proof that says no filmmaker has ever wanted a film with multiple interpretations.

    It’s a good film but to say “All the things that this movie did that seemed odd or out of place were deliberately and intelligently done that way” is to effectively give the film a free pass. If you said that of any film then that film would be beyond criticism. Birdman is a good film but IMO it’s not a perfect film.

  • Joe

    This is a weird site to be on if you don’t think there is purpose in discussing the meaning of movies.

  • Joe

    Part of me thinks he dies in the theater and everything afterward is his mind creating his perfect “heaven”.

    Who points a gun straight at their head but misses? And that he hit his nose, and that he got such a perfect review and everything he wanted. It was all too perfect for him. And it was a delusion just like before in the movie, but instead of a delusion of a drunken mind it was the delusion of a dying mind.

    Just a theory.

  • Joe

    If it ended right away then it would have taken 0 years to make, and I don’t think that would have been as big a deal.

  • “..a filmmaker can want an ending with multiple interpretations.”
    – Joe

  • Joe

    If your interpretation is that it’s deliberately ambiguous I apologize because I missed that. I thought you were saying that it was pointless to even have an interpretation. The whole “it doesn’t matter” thing is different IMO than “things can be deliberately ambiguous”. The former like I said is a weird position to have on a movie discussion site, the latter is something I obviously can agree with.

  • Joe

    I for one love iconic movie scores. And so I love Williams and Zimmer.

    Do you really hate the Indiana Jones theme? The Imperial March? The Wet Bandits theme? Jurassic Park theme? You can’t stand those?

  • Pa Kent Says Maybe

    Hate’s a strong word, but, ok, if you wanna. I’ve answered this question. All those scores you love, I find intrusive and annoying. “The Wet Bandits Theme.” I don’t even know what that is.

    Yep, Joe, there’s more than one way of looking at the world.

  • Joe

    I’m not trying to bash your opinion, I’m just surprised by it.

  • Pa Kent Says Maybe

    That’s alright. Sorry if you thought my response was harsh.

  • “Ambiguous”! THAT was the word I used in the wrong part of the paragraph! Un Chien Andalou makes no sense at all but I adore the cinematic style… This is why comments on a board cannot match conversation in person; where we can instantly respond and smoke and drink and use hand gestures in an OUTRAGEOUS manner.

  • Bahareh Khosravi

    I figured it out! Medium Cool!

  • Duckler

    Nightcrawler is a good movie, and I recommend it – but when we are all 50, are we really going to say “Man, do you remember “Nightcrawler?”

    Mad Max, Scarface, Taxi Driver, or There Will Be Blood.. it is not. It tries, and much succeeds in parts. But Eh.

    Edit from five minutes ago: It’s 2015, man do you remember Nightcrawler?

  • Punkster

    Well I just watched both yesterday and although it was my second watching of Birdemicman, I still enjoyed it immensely.
    As for Nightcrawler, well that was just a wonderfully creepy performance by not only Jake Gyllenhaal but Rene Russo too.
    I highly recommend them for a great change of pace in films.
    Unfortunately there is no blue lasers shooting into space, nor do they all learn to love and respect each other by the end by working as a team.

  • Mike Magnum

    Well i liked Birdman better than Full Metal Jacket 2. It at least kept me engaged and thinking.

  • Djorge

    I’ve still not managed to get through Birdman, but I watched Nightcrawler the other night and it was really pretty great. I totally though I recognised Rick’s actor but I couldn’t put my finger on it. But he was in Four Lions which is a brilliant film, he was just playing such a convincing Americano that I didn’t realise.

  • Joshante

    Jay a top? I wonder if he’s able to accomplish that in one shot.

  • Anders Hass

    Youtube version if RedLetterMedia haven’t changed it before blip has been shut down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ6ucixpqJo&index=16&list=PL34C1F26D03F5F9B8

  • Remo Williams

    I always thought the function of the kiss was to get across that the two girls were moving on from their respective men, Norton and Keaton. Not that they were getting together necessarily, but just kind of a flag to the audience that the film is shifting gears away from those two relationships. Also they both had just been treated poorly in previous scenes and needed tenderness/understanding/appreciation/hot lez action in that moment.

  • Hi, from 2016. I remember Nightcrawler and I remember it as satisfying but not fantastic.

  • thehenryspock

    Re Nightcrawler score – You missed the point of the score. This is the story of the psychopathic lead as self-made success. Watch it again and you’ll see what they were going for with that music, especially the credit roll – you think it should be “more jarring” because you feel there’s something dark and sick about the film. The reason the music is jarring as written is it’s the victory music of the main character, which makes the whole experience a bit more disturbing.

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