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Old 07-10-2012, 11:30 PM   #11921 (permalink)
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Maybe, but there were so many references to how it was different now than when they were in HS. Most of them had me on the floor.
I guess. I went to high school in 90s and watched the show when it was originally on so I suppose that would put me in the prime demographic for the laughs.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:02 AM   #11922 (permalink)
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I think John Ratzenberger was the only American in the cast, wasn't he? And he lived in London in his twenties so that should make him an expert on all things Scottish according to Howard.
well whatever

pretty pointless debate, really

it just doesn't sound Scottish to me

and hasn't Billy Conolly been mostly living in London anyway?
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:59 AM   #11923 (permalink)
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well whatever

pretty pointless debate, really

it just doesn't sound Scottish to me

and hasn't Billy Conolly been mostly living in London anyway?
No idea, but I don't see how living in London would make his accent sound more American.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:28 AM   #11924 (permalink)
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Immortals (2011)

Caught this on Instant Netflix last night and am a little perplexed as to why the film only has 2 stars. I mean it's not perfect by any means, the second act really drags on because the film makes the time to try and flesh out all these broad, archetypical characters, mistakingly believing that the audience will care about their motivations. There's some story structure problems too, but that's always the case with Greek drama, and the film is a little too fond of filming in really dark locations which makes it hard to see what's going on. But you know what it doesn't have? Fucking goddamn shaky-cam in every god damn shot like Wrath of the Titans, and that's just enough to make it far better. There's some absolutely beautiful cinematography, lush wideshots, and each frame looks like a painting that you could put up on a wall. Besides that the action is really good, especially in the third act when the Olympian Gods and Titans fight, it looks like a Mortal Kombat fight, except each hit is a fatality.

Basically it's an arthouse action movie that has a very similar story to thousands of other movies you may have seen, but a different look and feel to thousands of movies you may have seen, and to me that's enough.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:22 PM   #11925 (permalink)
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No idea, but I don't see how living in London would make his accent sound more American.
Why are you continuing to correct him? I mean it's only a pointless debate.
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Why are you continuing to correct him? I mean it's only a pointless debate.
Is there any other kind on the internet?
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Wait, everything is. I guess the internet shouldn't exist.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:00 PM   #11928 (permalink)
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I still love it.
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Immortals (2011)

Caught this on Instant Netflix last night and am a little perplexed as to why the film only has 2 stars. I mean it's not perfect by any means, the second act really drags on because the film makes the time to try and flesh out all these broad, archetypical characters, mistakingly believing that the audience will care about their motivations. There's some story structure problems too, but that's always the case with Greek drama, and the film is a little too fond of filming in really dark locations which makes it hard to see what's going on. But you know what it doesn't have? Fucking goddamn shaky-cam in every god damn shot like Wrath of the Titans, and that's just enough to make it far better. There's some absolutely beautiful cinematography, lush wideshots, and each frame looks like a painting that you could put up on a wall. Besides that the action is really good, especially in the third act when the Olympian Gods and Titans fight, it looks like a Mortal Kombat fight, except each hit is a fatality.

Basically it's an arthouse action movie that has a very similar story to thousands of other movies you may have seen, but a different look and feel to thousands of movies you may have seen, and to me that's enough.
yeah i love that as well

dunno why it got such crummy reviews

easily the best movie of last year, for me, anyways
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:54 PM   #11930 (permalink)
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It went exactly as I thought it would. The usual mix of cliched stereotypes in an ensemble movie (a fatherless one, a jock, a nerd etc) it has the usual DIY camera and a soundtrack with Indie pretentiousness.

On the plus side it has some amazing performances from it's young cast and the film's screenplay is always questioning your moral stance but I would recommend the little seen River's Edge made nearly 20 years earlier for a similarly themed film.

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