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(Mediabistro)   Newest fake outrage: film critics take umbrage with "This Is 40" line about grandfather murdering his grandchildren, because Newtown: "You can't take a moment out of 3000 prints of a movie that is to open in one day"   (mediabistro.com) divider line 41
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2012-12-24 05:05:42 PM  
Review in the paper the other day said something to the extent of "This is 40... minutes too long."
 
2012-12-24 05:14:10 PM  
Surprisingly, the "Your mother wanted to have you aborted" line from the trailer isn't also a target of Media Manufactured OutrageTM. Yet.
 
2012-12-24 06:42:18 PM  
Regardless of that one line, nothing I have heard or seen about this movie seems particularly funny.

/over forty
//get me my cane!
 
2012-12-24 06:42:41 PM  
Prints? I thought we were All Digital now...
 
2012-12-24 06:49:03 PM  

IC Stars: Prints? I thought we were All Digital now...


The media still refers to celebrity sex tapes as "video tape".  these sorts linguistic confusions die hard.
 
2012-12-24 06:53:42 PM  
The people in the comments section of that article seem like they'd be a blast at parties.

"He's always been terrible about writing things in consideration of kids who are not his own. Filmmakers should have some sensitivity about putting out movies that can hurt children or supporting those who do. Kids have a tough enough life."

Really? Farking seriously? You're upset because people have the audacity to make films that aren't kid-friendly?
 
2012-12-24 06:55:50 PM  
Because, you know, a "grandfather murdering his grandchildren" is ordinarily a guaranteed laugh-getter otherwise, right?

/doesn't get the appeal of so-called "black comedies"
//seems like "black comedy" is more of a code for "gross, sick, depraved behavior depicted in a movie that would make people walk out and demand their money back" if the film wasn't labelled a "black comedy" in which case you "get it" or you don't.
 
2012-12-24 06:57:00 PM  

Capt. Sparkles: The people in the comments section of that article seem like they'd be a blast at parties.

"He's always been terrible about writing things in consideration of kids who are not his own. Filmmakers should have some sensitivity about putting out movies that can hurt children or supporting those who do. Kids have a tough enough life."

Really? Farking seriously? You're upset because people have the audacity to make films that aren't kid-friendly?


When I used to work at the movie theater, I once saw a woman take her two kids (who couldn't have been older than 7 or 8) in to see "Knocked Up." This was also the same day that I heard an old man loudly yell "Are you farking shiatting me???" in front of his granddaughter when he found out that the concessions stand's M&Ms cost $3 a bag.

/CSB
 
2012-12-24 06:57:29 PM  

Capt. Sparkles: "He's always been terrible about writing things in consideration of kids who are not his own. Filmmakers should have some sensitivity about putting out movies that can hurt children or supporting those who do. Kids have a tough enough life."

Really? Farking seriously? You're upset because people have the audacity to make films that aren't kid-friendly?


I'd like to know how a film can hurt children. Does it stab them? Sneak under the covers with them at night?  What a ridiculous statement to make.

As to your point, though, for years now, this country has been desperate to eliminate anything that isn't "family" or "kid" friendly because a lot of people lost the concept of adult time, adult places, and adult things.
 
2012-12-24 07:02:16 PM  
You want the movie to be sensitive to kids?

THE MOVIE IS RATED R! YOU FAIL!
 
2012-12-24 07:20:38 PM  

eddievercetti: You want the movie to be sensitive to kids?

THE MOVIE IS RATED R! YOU FAIL!


THIS. GOOD DAY SIR!
 
2012-12-24 07:36:12 PM  

Capt. Sparkles: The people in the comments section of that article seem like they'd be a blast at parties.

"He's always been terrible about writing things in consideration of kids who are not his own. Filmmakers should have some sensitivity about putting out movies that can hurt children or supporting those who do. Kids have a tough enough life."

Really? Farking seriously? You're upset because people have the audacity to make films that aren't kid-friendly?


But they are probably ok with The Passion of the Christ
 
2012-12-24 07:37:07 PM  

Flash_NYC: Because, you know, a "grandfather murdering his grandchildren" is ordinarily a guaranteed laugh-getter otherwise, right?

/doesn't get the appeal of so-called "black comedies"
//seems like "black comedy" is more of a code for "gross, sick, depraved behavior depicted in a movie that would make people walk out and demand their money back" if the film wasn't labelled a "black comedy" in which case you "get it" or you don't.


so you are ok with what ? banning all jokes which you dont "get"??? LOL
as long as we can ban EVERYTHING that you like, then I am ok with this ...
 
2012-12-24 07:38:25 PM  

Capt. Sparkles: The people in the comments section of that article seem like they'd be a blast at parties.

"He's always been terrible about writing things in consideration of kids who are not his own. Filmmakers should have some sensitivity about putting out movies that can hurt children or supporting those who do. Kids have a tough enough life."

Really? Farking seriously? You're upset because people have the audacity to make films that aren't kid-friendly?


You think that's bad, read the comments on the Entertainment tab of Huffington Post. They seem half comprised of helicopter moms who are all one step away from a nervous breakdown.

After the Aurora shooting, I read thread after thread of women demanding Christopher Nolan immediately pull his film from theaters, destroy all prints, and give every cent his movie made to the shooting victims.
 
2012-12-24 07:39:36 PM  

serpent_sky: Capt. Sparkles: "He's always been terrible about writing things in consideration of kids who are not his own. Filmmakers should have some sensitivity about putting out movies that can hurt children or supporting those who do. Kids have a tough enough life."

Really? Farking seriously? You're upset because people have the audacity to make films that aren't kid-friendly?

I'd like to know how a film can hurt children. Does it stab them? Sneak under the covers with them at night?  What a ridiculous statement to make.

As to your point, though, for years now, this country has been desperate to eliminate anything that isn't "family" or "kid" friendly because a lot of people lost the concept of adult time, adult places, and adult things.


Better yet, not a single kid has EVER been hurt by a movie, a book, nudity, bad words, evil, lack of school prayer, etc, etc.
Many children have been hurt by bad parents. And evidently by nuts with guns. Or drunk people driving.
 
2012-12-24 07:40:54 PM  

the_vegetarian_cannibal: Capt. Sparkles: The people in the comments section of that article seem like they'd be a blast at parties.

"He's always been terrible about writing things in consideration of kids who are not his own. Filmmakers should have some sensitivity about putting out movies that can hurt children or supporting those who do. Kids have a tough enough life."

Really? Farking seriously? You're upset because people have the audacity to make films that aren't kid-friendly?

When I used to work at the movie theater, I once saw a woman take her two kids (who couldn't have been older than 7 or 8) in to see "Knocked Up." This was also the same day that I heard an old man loudly yell "Are you farking shiatting me???" in front of his granddaughter when he found out that the concessions stand's M&Ms cost $3 a bag.

/CSB


I love that stuff. Parents are so terrified of their kids hearing swear words, but my own father used to say things that would make a sailor blush, and he said it front of us from the time we were born. I'm not saying that was a wise parenting style on his part, but it does make me laugh to hear parents freak out and then to remember my own childhood.
 
2012-12-24 07:55:52 PM  
I'm more offended by the audacity of rich, good-looking crackers suggesting that their banal ennui is something that the 30/40yo crowd is supposed to relate to. I doubt my turning 40 is gonna be as cute and innocent as this swill.

/I say this as a Rudd/Apatow fan
//The wife is hot but holy living shiat is she annoying
 
2012-12-24 08:10:21 PM  
What's the line? I don't get the context?
 
2012-12-24 08:19:21 PM  

Wise_Guy: What's the line? I don't get the context?


there is no context. guy is upset with an R-rated film. children evidently and small minded adults will be offended by an R-rated film.

news at 11

also, some people have no sense of humor
 
2012-12-24 08:28:15 PM  

namatad: Wise_Guy: What's the line? I don't get the context?

there is no context. guy is upset with an R-rated film. children evidently and small minded adults will be offended by an R-rated film.

news at 11

also, some people have no sense of humor


WE SAID GOOD DAY.
 
2012-12-24 08:57:48 PM  

fusillade762: Review in the paper the other day said something to the extent of "This is 40... minutes too long."


A Judd Apatow movie that is too long?! What's next?! You gonna tell me that the sky is blue or water is wet?!
 
2012-12-24 09:22:10 PM  

namatad: Flash_NYC: Because, you know, a "grandfather murdering his grandchildren" is ordinarily a guaranteed laugh-getter otherwise, right?

/doesn't get the appeal of so-called "black comedies"
//seems like "black comedy" is more of a code for "gross, sick, depraved behavior depicted in a movie that would make people walk out and demand their money back" if the film wasn't labelled a "black comedy" in which case you "get it" or you don't.

so you are ok with what ? banning all jokes which you dont "get"??? LOL
as long as we can ban EVERYTHING that you like, then I am ok with this ...


I didn't say to ban anything. Please re-read the post. It was a commentary, An opinion. You can either agree with it, or dis-agree with it. I'm OK with how you feel. If you like black comedy, if it makes you laugh, I don't get it, nor do I like it, but if you do, Then see those kinds of movies. I won't stop you. It's called f-r-e-e-d-o-m, some should try it sometime.
 
2012-12-24 09:24:23 PM  

IC Stars: Prints? I thought we were All Digital now...


doubt it
 
2012-12-24 09:25:28 PM  

Snatch Bandergrip: I'm more offended by the audacity of rich, good-looking crackers suggesting that their banal ennui is something that the 30/40yo crowd is supposed to relate to. I doubt my turning 40 is gonna be as cute and innocent as this swill.

/I say this as a Rudd/Apatow fan
//The wife is hot but holy living shiat is she annoying


Hey there, fark you casual racist
 
2012-12-24 09:25:58 PM  
On another subject. I just saw Looper again and good god wait until they see Bruce Willis shoot the little kid in the neck. And in Blue-Ray no less.
 
2012-12-24 09:39:56 PM  

Flash_NYC: Because, you know, a "grandfather murdering his grandchildren" is ordinarily a guaranteed laugh-getter otherwise, right?

/doesn't get the appeal of so-called "black comedies"
//seems like "black comedy" is more of a code for "gross, sick, depraved behavior depicted in a movie that would make people walk out and demand their money back" if the film wasn't labelled a "black comedy" in which case you "get it" or you don't.


No. Black comedies are just comedies with dark themes. Like a Fish Called Wanda and Throw Mama From the Train are black comedies. They don't have to be gross or sick.
/unless you're talking about black comedies like "Soul Plane" or "Friday".
 
2012-12-24 09:49:37 PM  
Grow up.
 
2012-12-24 10:07:49 PM  
I don't like stuff that doesn't tell everyone in the world about how much I care about the latest tragic thing.
 
2012-12-24 10:20:21 PM  
Why is it always about the children? Sometimes adults want to escape from children, and they do this by going to R rated movies (with naughty language and images) or to a bar at night. If kids don't belong, it shouldn't have to be tamed down.
 
2012-12-24 10:28:32 PM  

Wayne 985: the_vegetarian_cannibal: Capt. Sparkles: The people in the comments section of that article seem like they'd be a blast at parties.

"He's always been terrible about writing things in consideration of kids who are not his own. Filmmakers should have some sensitivity about putting out movies that can hurt children or supporting those who do. Kids have a tough enough life."

Really? Farking seriously? You're upset because people have the audacity to make films that aren't kid-friendly?

When I used to work at the movie theater, I once saw a woman take her two kids (who couldn't have been older than 7 or 8) in to see "Knocked Up." This was also the same day that I heard an old man loudly yell "Are you farking shiatting me???" in front of his granddaughter when he found out that the concessions stand's M&Ms cost $3 a bag.

/CSB

I love that stuff. Parents are so terrified of their kids hearing swear words, but my own father used to say things that would make a sailor blush, and he said it front of us from the time we were born. I'm not saying that was a wise parenting style on his part, but it does make me laugh to hear parents freak out and then to remember my own childhood.


Well, TDKR was pretty disappointing...
 
2012-12-24 10:30:42 PM  

Wayne 985: Capt. Sparkles: The people in the comments section of that article seem like they'd be a blast at parties.

"He's always been terrible about writing things in consideration of kids who are not his own. Filmmakers should have some sensitivity about putting out movies that can hurt children or supporting those who do. Kids have a tough enough life."

Really? Farking seriously? You're upset because people have the audacity to make films that aren't kid-friendly?

You think that's bad, read the comments on the Entertainment tab of Huffington Post. They seem half comprised of helicopter moms who are all one step away from a nervous breakdown.

After the Aurora shooting, I read thread after thread of women demanding Christopher Nolan immediately pull his film from theaters, destroy all prints, and give every cent his movie made to the shooting victims.


ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Wayne 985: the_vegetarian_cannibal: Capt. Sparkles: The people in the comments section of that article seem like they'd be a blast at parties.

"He's always been terrible about writing things in consideration of kids who are not his own. Filmmakers should have some sensitivity about putting out movies that can hurt children or supporting those who do. Kids have a tough enough life."

Really? Farking seriously? You're upset because people have the audacity to make films that aren't kid-friendly?

When I used to work at the movie theater, I once saw a woman take her two kids (who couldn't have been older than 7 or 8) in to see "Knocked Up." This was also the same day that I heard an old man loudly yell "Are you farking shiatting me???" in front of his granddaughter when he found out that the concessions stand's M&Ms cost $3 a bag.

/CSB

I love that stuff. Parents are so terrified of their kids hearing swear words, but my own father used to say things that would make a sailor blush, and he said it front of us from the time we were born. I'm not saying that was a wise parenting style on his part, but it does make me laugh to hear parents freak out and then to remember my own childhood.


Well, TDKR was pretty disappointing...


FTFM
 
2012-12-25 12:14:19 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Well, TDKR was pretty disappointing...


m1.wholesite.com
 
2012-12-25 12:17:03 AM  
Paul Rudd ain't funny....at all.
 
2012-12-25 03:10:04 AM  
Right after the news services finally got the correct brother named as the shooter I read a few of the stories that interviewed one of his former instructors
This guy said part of his job was to watch the boy to make sure he didn't injure himself because the kid was incapable of feeling
That's why interviewed former classmates said he would wear long sleved shirts buttoned up to the collar
And avoided all contact with other people

This probably led to him being teased unmercifully at the least
And is why he was pulled out of school to be home schooled

But those reports were soon burried for the more sensational call to ban guns

This tragedy is a mental health issue
Not a gun issue

This guy was disconnected from the world in a way that is hard to imagine
He probably had no sense of empathy

Yet from the headlines these days you'd think guns marched into that school
And guns killed those children

The guns were the tool of a damaged and disconnected individual
And as intelligent as he was supposed to be
It's lucky it wasn't bombs or some kind of arson
 
2012-12-25 04:02:21 AM  

Trik: This tragedy is a mental health issue
Not a gun issue


Can it not be both? Can the issue not be "Should it be trivially easy for psychopaths to get assault rifles".

In which case, do you want more stringent legal controls on psychopaths or assault rifles?

Clue: Only one of these is easily identifiable.
 
2012-12-25 04:51:21 AM  

fusillade762: Review in the paper the other day said something to the extent of "This is 40... minutes too long."


That hits the nail on the head.
 
2012-12-25 09:02:38 AM  

moothemagiccow: Snatch Bandergrip: I'm more offended by the audacity of rich, good-looking crackers suggesting that their banal ennui is something that the 30/40yo crowd is supposed to relate to. I doubt my turning 40 is gonna be as cute and innocent as this swill.

/I say this as a Rudd/Apatow fan
//The wife is hot but holy living shiat is she annoying

Hey there, fark you casual racist


20poorandfabulous.files.wordpress.com
I'm...white...
 
2012-12-25 09:10:17 AM  

doctor wu: Paul Rudd ain't funny....at all.


The one film that I actually enjoyed Paul Rudd's performance in was years ago in high school when my whole English class watched some made-for-TV version of The Great Gatsby. Most of the acting in that was pretty subpar and typical of such low budget quality but Rudd gave probably the perfect deadpan portrayal of Nick Carraway. Just the "why am I surrounded by these superficial retards?" expressions on his face alone saved most of the scenes he was in.

IMO, the new Gatsby film totally should have cast him again as the narrator, none of this whiny emo Tobey Maguire crap.
 
2012-12-25 07:21:41 PM  

Wise_Guy: What's the line? I don't get the context?


IIRC, there is a father with triplets and he's saying that they don't have enough money, they're going to have to kill the kids to save cash, who wants to get killed? And then sprays the volunteering children with a garden hose. Or something along those lines.
 
2012-12-26 04:00:06 AM  

Flash_NYC: Because, you know, a "grandfather murdering his grandchildren" is ordinarily a guaranteed laugh-getter otherwise, right?

/doesn't get the appeal of so-called "black comedies"
//seems like "black comedy" is more of a code for "gross, sick, depraved behavior depicted in a movie that would make people walk out and demand their money back" if the film wasn't labelled a "black comedy" in which case you "get it" or you don't.


I feel the same way about "porn."
 
2012-12-26 01:33:30 PM  

Flash_NYC: Because, you know, a "grandfather murdering his grandchildren" is ordinarily a guaranteed laugh-getter otherwise, right?

/doesn't get the appeal of so-called "black comedies"
//seems like "black comedy" is more of a code for "gross, sick, depraved behavior depicted in a movie that would make people walk out and demand their money back" if the film wasn't labelled a "black comedy" in which case you "get it" or you don't.


I bet you can't wait for the 'My Little Pony' movie, can you?
 
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