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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

haven't seen it but hope it's good

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 01:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

Same director? xp

Nicole, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 01:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

I know Nicole, but they are nothing alike.

Mordechai Shinefield, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 02:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

I saw this on Saturday. I don't want to hate on it too much because Diablo Cody posts on the same forum I do where we make fun of For Better or Worse. I will overlook clunky dialogue from anyone who hates Anthony Caine.

Nicole, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 02:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

OMG yr on a FOOB-hater forum! Mad respect. (I'm not but the 'stache is still le crepe even post-shave.)

Abbott, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 02:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

By hater I mean "one whose nostalgia and love of the once-quality Canuck comic is kind of being curdled & spoiled by the boring adult lives of Michael & especially Liz'a suitors," as well you know.

Abbott, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 02:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

There is nothing Lynn Johnston could do to make that guy attractive physically or otherwise.

xp

Nicole, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 02:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

What about he gets hit by a van and dies ala Brad Pitt in "Meet Joe Black"?

Abbott, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 02:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

Even then...

Nicole, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 02:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

Is Mr. Comics Curmudgeon still the premiere FOOB hater location?

Mordechai Shinefield, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 02:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

It has been pretty intermittent, but I don't read the comments bcz they are a world of intimidation to me.

Abbott, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 02:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

Abbott otm.

Nicole, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 02:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

I get so confused by that strip on rare occasions when I look at it nowadays. With the exception of the original parents, I get confused as to who is family and who is not (e.g., there was a strip I saw around Xmas where I couldn't tell if the characters were siblings or significant others!) and I'm getting mixed-up with the whole generational thing in general.

That being said, despite any haters, I have mad respect for her for penning a strip for so long that actually tries to show character's life trajectories instead of freezing them in time...plus I am probably weird brand of Canadian-phile or something...

dell, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 02:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

I just stopped paying any attention to the damn thing when Michael met...um...what's her name again. The one he got married to. (I vaguely remember that she had some crabby mom who wanted a snooty wedding, and I concluded that in retrospect it was probably all downhill when Farley died.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 02:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

"one whose nostalgia and love of the once-quality Canuck comic is kind of being curdled & spoiled by the boring adult lives of Michael & especially Liz'a suitors,"

Wow, this really nails it. Dell's right re: life trajectories but I tend to think Doonesbury did it better in the end, surely, even allowing for the relative glibness in comparison. In fact that might be the whole point! (Not to mention the sheer amusement in how Trudeau basically said 'Fuck it' with the title character and rebooted him fully in Seattle from New York in the blink of an eye.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 02:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

I concluded that in retrospect it was probably all downhill when Farley died

holy loooool

dell, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 02:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

Seriously, I don't think I cared about anything after that! Forget the people, just give me a 'Farley chases rabbits in heaven and gets a goofy look on his face' strip!

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 02:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

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hmmm, yeah. I have never followed Doonesbury, so I can't comment on that, though, grand "fuck it" gestures in general by popular artists are usually pretty worthwhile on some level, I find, so, cool.

Also, I am not putting down the static time-frames of other comics; at best that is brilliant in its own (ironically, I guess it could be said) timeworn tradition, but, that was one of the things that I always appreciated about FBoW, esp. considering that it was not a political or soap-opera-ish strip. Well, okay, it was soap-opera-ish, but not in the sense that Apartment 3-G or Mary Worth were/are...

dell, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

Well in that respect one of its forebears might be something like Gasoline Alley, which similarly charted life-courses and did so in a vein that (from what I know of it) is neither political as such nor soap-opera like. Isn't it still going?

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

Actually I think it is weird that the reincarnation of Gasoline Alley is static w/its characters' ages whereas the original really stood alone for its aging/developing characters.

Abbott, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

xposts

N., I'm sure you realize this, but that's heading dangerously into Bil Keane territory. "Who puked on the coffee table?" (cue to impish-looking ghost of Barfy)

dell, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

hahaha xpost

There is a redrawn Gasoline Alley and while it is awesomely bonkers, it is set in contemporary times and is as static as "Dennis the Menace"

Abbott, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

I have never actually seen Barfy barf.

Abbott, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hahaha. (Although now I'm envisioning a huge evil ghost of Farley coming back and wreaking havoc and killing people for some reason.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

xposts
Intersting. I know jackall about Gasoline Alley, other than the fact that it was an "important" comic...

dell, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

It could only be an improvement. xp

Nicole, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

The Hound of the Pattersons

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

"They were the footsteps of a gigantic MUTT!"

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

Barfy vs Farley, played out among Okefenokee Swamp.

dell, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

Gotta be better than that late eighties Pogo revive.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

(Although that thing did have one moment of glory -- a spot on parody of Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns in a Sunday strip around when the first Burton Batman surfaced. But that's it.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:10 (6 years ago) Permalink


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