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why bother wink-and-nudging over a TV show nobody saw

Dr Morbius, Monday, 7 January 2008 19:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

"At one point we were joking that he would walk by in the background of a scene and I would do a double-take as if to be like, 'I know that guy from somewhere!' " Bateman grinned. "But we never ended up doing that."

Alex in Baltimore, Monday, 7 January 2008 19:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

keeping Jason Bateman's bad ideas offscreen are second-best to keeping him offscreen.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 7 January 2008 19:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

he's good in Dodgeball

milo z, Monday, 7 January 2008 19:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

I guess I can understand hating on this movie, but I couldn't really do it myself. Undiscussed in this thread--THAT is how you fucking pace and structure a screenplay. It's formulaic, it's simple, but it's pretty much a lost art in Hollywood these days. There isn't a second of wasted motion in this movie and that helps mitigate its lamer moments.

call all destroyer, Monday, 7 January 2008 19:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

You pace and structure a screenplay by making the last 15 minutes a buncha different lazy music-driven montages?

dell, Monday, 7 January 2008 19:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

There should have been a sequel to <i>Teen Wolf Too</i>.

Nicole, Monday, 7 January 2008 19:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

Or one big montage or whatever...I haven't seen it, so I shouldn't even be chiming in, but it sounds terrible

dell, Monday, 7 January 2008 19:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

i liked this movie ok, but the soundtrack was atrocious. can't tell if ellen page is charming or obnoxious half the time. liked her folks, tho. dad was a champ. cera seems like a bro.

m bison, Monday, 7 January 2008 19:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

I thought the music got better as it went along - the opening song was really really annoying, but the closing one was just right. I didn't notice any more music in the last 15 minutes than in any other chunk of the movie.

Simon H., Monday, 7 January 2008 19:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

i thought pacing and structure were a huge problem. the main part is a barrage of snarky monologues, to the point that the characters don't actually engage with one another. then, wham! comes the last bit and the "heartfelt" mushiness: it's really hard being pregnant, i'm not in love with you anymore, i had to make sacrifices for you, yadda yadda. it's difficult to have it both ways. a few minutes of boohooing wasn't going to get me to warm up to the cast.

lauren, Monday, 7 January 2008 19:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

i am pretty much on board with lauren here in that this movie was a big stinker

homosexual II, Monday, 7 January 2008 19:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it was pretty terrible.

Melissa W, Monday, 7 January 2008 19:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

You pace and structure a screenplay by making the last 15 minutes a buncha different lazy music-driven montages?

Sure you do. It's a happy ending--it's about tying everything up. This isn't groundbreaking shit, it's writing an entirely competent comedic film.

For all the bitching about the music in this movie, I don't remember a single thing about it except the church/steeple line from the last song. Is it really that big of a deal?

call all destroyer, Monday, 7 January 2008 19:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

Score one for the ladies.

Eric H., Monday, 7 January 2008 19:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

Lauren, I think you're really overstating the shift that takes place here. The whole thing seemed pretty even in tone to me. I mean, yeah, it's gonna get more serious--every movie like this does. But I didn't think it got anywhere near mushy. The end rang a lot more true than Little Miss Sunshine or whatever bullshit.

call all destroyer, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

a) what happened to the thread for all the movie assholes and how did you guys manage to escape from it?

b) so those of you who totally hated this movie: did you not read any reviews or even synopses of this movie before you saw it? did you just pick a movie at random? because every review i read talked about the twee indie music, the precocious dialogues, and everything else you whiners are complaining about. so why the fuck did you go see it?

n/a, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

Watch out when this movie/character becomes "one for the ages," as the TV ads promise.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

very review i read talked about the twee indie music, the precocious dialogues, and everything else you whiners are complaining about. so why the fuck did you go see it?

(a) I've a brain (b) Most of the reviews are good to excellent.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

she was irritating as hell all the way through , so i suppose that's one constant.

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so why the fuck did you go see it?

we had passes for one of the lamer theater chains, with restrictions, so it came down to juno, one missed call, enchanted, or let them expire. i appreciate concern, nick!

lauren, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

not enough of a brain to read between the lines, i guess

n/a, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

my friend is in 'one missed call' you shoulda seen that

and what, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

lauren, you'll get no sympathy from me for skipping Enchanted.

Mordechai Shinefield, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

And n/a, I didn't hate the movie. I actually liked it a bunch. I just didn't think it was the greatest film of the year.

Mordechai Shinefield, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure a film about a teenager who is irritating as hell is in itself guilty of anything but verisimilitude. Young people suck.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

that's fine, i thought it was pretty mediocre, it's just the usual ILX film snob assholes in not liking juno shocka

n/a, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

i was home for winter break, bored, and ticket prices are cheaper in central jersey. also i wanted to talk about it with friends who have seen it

impudent harlot, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

I can't wait for the 2,000-post Alex in Baltimore, Eric H., Alfred, Lord Sotosyn and Dr. Morbius clusterfuck thread on Meet the Spartans.

n/a, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

GUESS WHAT: THEY DIDN'T LIKE IT

n/a, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

xp: unless you get a life

Dr Morbius, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

Uh, Nick, are you forgetting how things work around here? Someone reactivates thread and people comment shockah.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

wow i became one of "the movie assholes" (with top billing, no less!) for posting on like 3 movie threads in the past year? i must be batting .900 or something.

Alex in Baltimore, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

You pace and structure a screenplay by making the last 15 minutes a buncha different lazy music-driven montages?

Sure you do. It's a happy ending--it's about tying everything up. This isn't groundbreaking shit, it's writing an entirely competent lame comedic film.

dell, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

ok, maybe you're just one of those dudes who's wrong about a wide range of topics, i can't keep everyone straight

n/a, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

here's all i'm trying to say: if there's a movie that it's really obvious you're going to hate, you don't have to see it. there's a great big world out there guys

n/a, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

fly a kite

n/a, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

I haven't seen it and don't intend to, you boring sponge.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

Speaking for myself, I need something to be bitchy about today, and kite-flying ain't gonna cut it.

dell, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah, trust me, i'm way more of a music asshole who occasionally dabbles in being other kinds of assholes. anyway you're preaching to the converted w/ me, don't wanna see Juno and probably won't (though i'm not ruling out catching on HBO on a slow weekend a year from now), not bitching about it here, since not seeing movies I don't think I'll like also kinda robs me of being able to say much about them (which is why my posts on the Borat thread was a lost cause).

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Alex in Baltimore, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

here's all i'm trying to say: if there's a movie that it's really obvious you're going to hate, you don't have to see it

There's no way of knowing this unless it's a Paul Haggis film.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

So let's talk about Crash.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

i actually went into it thinking I might like it! because everyone was like YAAAY JUNO SOOOOOO GOOD Y'ALL

homosexual II, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

I know this movie would have confused the HELL, the fucking HELL, out of me if I saw it at age of Juno, year # 16. About sex & relationships & shit.

Stepmom = amazing badass BUT Mevlinswank adopted dad = megacrepe x10^23. Like srsly I started crying when he got all seducey on her. I've dated too many guys who were like "yeah my grandpa is offering to pay for me to get a masters of library science but instead I think I'll move to Portland bcz I really think I need to MAKE it." *WOMITS* I felt unburning hatred for that man. It really fucking ruined the movie for me.

That and the girl's got too much sassback. Pretty much a wash, this one.

Abbott, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

Unintentional comedy gold: "Oh, yeah, and I bought another Sonic Youth album, and it was JUST NOISE!!!" Hoo burn.

Abbott, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

I haven't seen it and don't intend to, you boring sponge.

-- Dr Morbius, Monday, January 7, 2008 8:19 PM (10 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

surprise!

n/a, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

Good line: "cautionary whale"

Abbott, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

otm, that was pretty funny

dmr, Monday, 7 January 2008 20:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

thank you for smoking was pretty awful actually so i don't think i'll see this retarded looking movie

omar little, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 00:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

Juno != Thank You For Smoking

Two entirely different films.

Mordechai Shinefield, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 00:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah but i wish i followed the logic of hating TYFS & not seeing this

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 01:20 (6 years ago) Permalink


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