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(Paste Magazine)   Les Miserables and Django Unchained find a lot of money under the Christmas tree at the box office   (pastemagazine.com ) divider line
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2012-12-26 01:32:55 PM  
The movies EARNED that money.
It was NOT a GIFT.
 
2012-12-26 01:48:31 PM  
GF is making me see Les Miserables tonight.

God, she has awful taste. Don't know why I ever let myself fall in with her in the first place.

/Planning my escape.

//Still not fast enough to escape Les friggin' Miserables.
 
2012-12-26 01:58:56 PM  
My girlfriend would rather gouge her eyes out than see Les Mis. We went and saw Django last night, it was phenomenal, right up there with Inglorious Bastards. I suppose I could see how people who are particularly sensitive to the topic of slavery may take offense to the film, but I'm not, and I loved it. Unlink Hobbit which dragged on for close to three arduous, painstaking hours, this one just flew by and at no point felt bloated or overly long, despite being even longer than Hobbit was. Easily one of the best films I've seen this year.
 
2012-12-26 02:01:09 PM  
I'm torn. I'd love to see either movie, but I'm meeting with family for a late Christmas this weekend, and may see The Hobbit again with them, as they haven't watched it yet.

Les Miserables looks good, but might be a DVD rental for me. Django I definitely want to see.
 
2012-12-26 02:01:47 PM  

doczoidberg: GF is making me see Les Miserables tonight.

God, she has awful taste. Don't know why I ever let myself fall in with her in the first place.

/Planning my escape.

//Still not fast enough to escape Les friggin' Miserables.


What don't you like? The musical aspect? Because it's a pretty brutal story.
 
2012-12-26 02:03:28 PM  

Wayne 985: doczoidberg: GF is making me see Les Miserables tonight.

God, she has awful taste. Don't know why I ever let myself fall in with her in the first place.

/Planning my escape.

//Still not fast enough to escape Les friggin' Miserables.

What don't you like? The musical aspect? Because it's a pretty brutal story.



I want to see Django, damnit!

Whatever. I'll sit through three hours of crap as long as I get me some over buttered popcorn.
 
2012-12-26 02:17:29 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: The movies EARNED that money.
It was NOT a GIFT.


No one said anything about a gift to the movie makers dumbass. You have a hair trigger for the derp, don't you?

It is a testament to the superiority of demand side economics though, so you've got that to try and paint with stupid blathering..
 
2012-12-26 02:34:01 PM  
I'd love to watch both, personally.  Though (not to spoil too much) apparently from Facebook posts I've seen Russell Crowe sucks as Javert.  I mean, acting wise it could work but I can understand how he might not be the most musical person ever.

Django is supposed to be frickin' awesome.
 
2012-12-26 02:38:07 PM  

Wayne 985: doczoidberg: GF is making me see Les Miserables tonight.

God, she has awful taste. Don't know why I ever let myself fall in with her in the first place.

/Planning my escape.

//Still not fast enough to escape Les friggin' Miserables.

What don't you like? The musical aspect? Because it's a pretty brutal story.


Les Miz is indeed quite miserable - this coming from a straight guy who really likes musicals...

Nothing about the story is the least bit engaging - a frog does some time in prison for stealing a loaf of bread - gets out, becomes a successful businessman, goes back to prison, then dies - the end.

In the middle there is some frenchy political protest drama, but its just a really shiatty plot.

Add to the fact that stage-to-film adaptations generally suck ass (Chicago or the Producers anyone) and you have a straight-up shiatty waste of time.
 
2012-12-26 02:58:27 PM  
That Christoph Waltz uses his tongue prettier than a twenty dollar whore.
 
2012-12-26 03:18:29 PM  

spman: Hobbit which dragged on for close to three arduous, painstaking hours,


I feel your pain, i can't get into the LOTR stuff at all.... giant snoozefest...

/hubby likes it...
 
2012-12-26 03:25:04 PM  
I will NOT spend 3 hours watching a show called 'The Miserable'
 
2012-12-26 03:29:56 PM  
Hah! I forgot about that filter! It's one of the few times I've had a legitimate reason to type it out...
 
2012-12-26 03:36:55 PM  
Loved Le Mis. Got choked up at Anne Hathaway and the young Cosette's performances. Got super hammered beforehand though, so that might have had something to do with it.

Only downside was breaking the seal 15 minutes in. Between the beers/shots before and the airplane bottles during I was in the pisser every 30 minutes until the end. Thankfully I was on the end so I didn't have to crawl over anyone.
 
2012-12-26 03:37:05 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-26 03:39:19 PM  
I'll be going to the Hobbit this weekend. We will try to fit in Le Mis some other time. I won't be able to get the wife to go to Django Unchained, so there's no point in talking about it. All three movies look good to me.
 
2012-12-26 03:41:19 PM  
I highly enjoyed Les Miz.

*shrug*
 
2012-12-26 03:45:27 PM  
Les Mis was good. Although I think Hugh Jackman could have done a better job.
 
2012-12-26 03:49:42 PM  

spman: My girlfriend would rather gouge her eyes out than see Les Mis. We went and saw Django last night


your girlfriend sounds awesome. guess which movie I'm seeing this weekend ......

/saw DU yesterday. it could have ended about 1/2 hour earlier and wouldn't have missed out on anything (except for the awful "australian" fat-ass QT cameo), but otherwise was good. IB was significantly better, though.

//minus 1 for giving yourself a cameo in a movie
/// when you can't act
//// and then trying an accent too?
// at least there weren't long lingering shots of feet.
 
2012-12-26 03:51:21 PM  
I can see les mos, djhango, or hobbit today. Which one is most worth my pittance?
 
2012-12-26 03:51:58 PM  
"Harvey, I've got this film idea, okay? So my two biggest films were Kill Bill and Inglorious Basterds, okay? So, so, what I wanna do is take my love of revenge films, bloody action sequences, and black culture and make one huge picture. Okay, Harvey. Also, I'm going to try out that Australian accent I've been working on, okay?"
 
2012-12-26 03:53:45 PM  
My girl is hemming and hawing about seeing The Hobbit with me, so until then, i won't be taking her to see Les Mis, either.  If she ain't gonna suffer for me, i ain't gonna suffer for her.
 
2012-12-26 03:55:58 PM  

spman: My girlfriend would rather gouge her eyes out than see Les Mis. We went and saw Django last night, it was phenomenal, right up there with Inglorious Bastards. I suppose I could see how people who are particularly sensitive to the topic of slavery may take offense to the film, but I'm not, and I loved it. Unlink Hobbit which dragged on for close to three arduous, painstaking hours, this one just flew by and at no point felt bloated or overly long, despite being even longer than Hobbit was. Easily one of the best films I've seen this year.


Ugh. I hated inglorious. It wasn't remotely entertaining to me, but I was expecting a fun 'kill nazis' comedy semi analogous to Kill Bill for light and fun.

The actual deliverable was blech.

So is Django similar? I haven't been much moved by the previews so wasn't that interested to begin with. But most movies fall into the 'eh, was ok' group for me.
 
2012-12-26 03:58:15 PM  

kroonermanblack: Ugh. I hated inglorious. It wasn't remotely entertaining to me, but I was expecting a fun 'kill nazis' comedy semi analogous to Kill Bill for light and fun.


The fact that it wasn't is what made it a great movie.

Hell, the Nazi movie that Hitler watches is essentially a satire of what you were expecting Inglorious Bastards to be.
 
2012-12-26 04:01:18 PM  

Jaws_Victim: I can see les mos, djhango, or hobbit today. Which one is most worth my pittance?


When see Les Miz you can fap to Anne Hathaway crying.
 
2012-12-26 04:04:38 PM  

Elzar: Add to the fact that stage-to-film adaptations generally suck ass (Chicago or the Producers anyone)


Tell me you're kidding please? Chicago was great! Everybody I've shown it to loved it, and most people i've mentioned it to have liked it too.
 
2012-12-26 04:08:56 PM  

dopekitty74: Tell me you're kidding please? Chicago was great! Everybody I've shown it to loved it, and most people i've mentioned it to have liked it too.



I actually liked The Producers too. Could have done without a few things and it loses the irony a little, but its still very entertaining.

And I liked the Phantom movie a lot. I thought they improved some bits of the story and fleshed it out pretty well.
 
2012-12-26 04:11:00 PM  
Les Miserables sounds like a farking horrible experience. And I'm sure it's of no fault of its own. Wolverine and Catwoman are supposed to be great in it and visually it looks beautiful but Christ what a down beat farking story. Not that I need a happy happy joy joy story. I'm of the mind that Deckard is a human and Rachel has a 4 year life span but this thing, Jesus.

Oh and there's the issue that I think people just stopping the narrative and breaking out into song and dance is farking retarded. So I don't get the whole musical thing, unless it's The Blues Brothers. But like I said, I'm sure it's good for what it is.

Django looks like more of Tarantino jerking off on himself. Which is what I probably would do if I had his clout.
 
2012-12-26 04:11:04 PM  
Django was a fun, good movie. I recommend it.
 
2012-12-26 04:11:19 PM  
I am going to see Django in blackface wearing a Spike Lee "Do the Right thing Tshirt".

Lee declared war on Tarantino for his use of the "n" word in Jackie Brown, and basically said it was ok for Spike to use it in movies, but not Quentin.

Spike do not hate!
 
2012-12-26 04:14:11 PM  

theflatline: Lee declared war on Tarantino for his use of the "n" word in Jackie Brown, and basically said it was ok for Spike to use it in movies, but not Quentin.


Spike Lee is an attention whore trying desperately to be relevant.
 
2012-12-26 04:19:37 PM  
Eithet Jaimir Foxx really has a huge dick, or he was wearing a fake for the film. I liked the movie, especially since before I saw Django Unchained I watched the original " Django" and "Mandingo". Both available on Amazon streaming.
 
2012-12-26 04:24:52 PM  

Mugato: theflatline: Lee declared war on Tarantino for his use of the "n" word in Jackie Brown, and basically said it was ok for Spike to use it in movies, but not Quentin.

Spike Lee is an attention whore trying desperately to be relevant.


Exactly, I think that he is mad that Tarantino gets white and black character roles better than he does, and can make them interact within and outside of their cultures.  Like the Travolta-Jackson interaction and the Willis Rhames one.
 
2012-12-26 04:24:58 PM  
Judd Apatow blows.
 
2012-12-26 04:26:08 PM  

Elzar: Wayne 985: doczoidberg: GF is making me see Les Miserables tonight.

God, she has awful taste. Don't know why I ever let myself fall in with her in the first place.

/Planning my escape.

//Still not fast enough to escape Les friggin' Miserables.

What don't you like? The musical aspect? Because it's a pretty brutal story.

Les Miz is indeed quite miserable - this coming from a straight guy who really likes musicals...

Nothing about the story is the least bit engaging - a frog does some time in prison for stealing a loaf of bread - gets out, becomes a successful businessman, goes back to prison, then dies - the end.

In the middle there is some frenchy political protest drama, but its just a really shiatty plot.

Add to the fact that stage-to-film adaptations generally suck ass (Chicago or the Producers anyone) and you have a straight-up shiatty waste of time.


For a second there I thought you were talking about a literal frog. And I thought, "Wait, I don't remember that in the musical...ohhhhhh, he means Frenchman. Okay...."

/Seriously, who uses "frog" in the 21st century?
 
2012-12-26 04:46:47 PM  

Elzar: Wayne 985: doczoidberg: GF is making me see Les Miserables tonight.

God, she has awful taste. Don't know why I ever let myself fall in with her in the first place.

/Planning my escape.

//Still not fast enough to escape Les friggin' Miserables.

What don't you like? The musical aspect? Because it's a pretty brutal story.

Les Miz is indeed quite miserable - this coming from a straight guy who really likes musicals...

Nothing about the story is the least bit engaging - a frog does some time in prison for stealing a loaf of bread - gets out, becomes a successful businessman, goes back to prison, then dies - the end.

In the middle there is some frenchy political protest drama, but its just a really shiatty plot.

Add to the fact that stage-to-film adaptations generally suck ass (Chicago or the Producers anyone) and you have a straight-up shiatty waste of time.


Isn't Les Miserables the most popular musical of all time or something? And sad stories about the poor are important culturally if we are ever to change anything. just be thankful no one has done a musical of The Jungle yet.
 
2012-12-26 04:47:49 PM  

theflatline: Mugato: theflatline: Lee declared war on Tarantino for his use of the "n" word in Jackie Brown, and basically said it was ok for Spike to use it in movies, but not Quentin.

Spike Lee is an attention whore trying desperately to be relevant.

Exactly, I think that he is mad that Tarantino gets white and black character roles better than he does, and can make them interact within and outside of their cultures.  Like the Travolta-Jackson interaction and the Willis Rhames one.


Samuel L Jackson said pretty much the same thing in response to Spike Lee after Spike called Sam a "House Negro" for continuing to do QT movies even after he voiced his disapproval. Kinda like the time Spike told Robin Quivers that she should quit the Howard Stern show after Howard said Malcolm X was boring.

/couldn't care less what that wrong address tweeting, vigilante wannabe runt has to say about anything
//Les Miz was awesome
 
2012-12-26 04:55:26 PM  

spman: My girlfriend would rather gouge her eyes out than see Les Mis. We went and saw Django last night, it was phenomenal, right up there with Inglorious Bastards. I suppose I could see how people who are particularly sensitive to the topic of slavery may take offense to the film, but I'm not, and I loved it. Unlink Hobbit which dragged on for close to three arduous, painstaking hours, this one just flew by and at no point felt bloated or overly long, despite being even longer than Hobbit was. Easily one of the best films I've seen this year.


Thank you.
I'm bound to see it this week. Perhaps on Friday. Although I'm tempted tonight.
But there is this squeeky young thang of 35 I'm trying to talk into the friday showing, if you know what I mean. And I think you do.
 
2012-12-26 04:58:48 PM  
All I know is I want my money back for Skyfall, what a dud.
 
2012-12-26 05:02:12 PM  
Django was a huge disappointment.
 
2012-12-26 05:06:06 PM  
Les Mis: Man steals a loaf of bread, and never hears the end of it.

That's pretty much the story. With lots of singing.

/ennui! Sacre bleu! Latrine!
 
2012-12-26 05:09:34 PM  
Les Mis kicked ass.
 
2012-12-26 05:10:22 PM  

FriarReb98: I'd love to watch both, personally.  Though (not to spoil too much) apparently from Facebook posts I've seen Russell Crowe sucks as Javert.  I mean, acting wise it could work but I can understand how he might not be the most musical person ever.

Django is supposed to be frickin' awesome.


To me, it's surprising that the only one with a significant side musical career comes off the worst. Then again, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts sucks pretty hard.
 
2012-12-26 05:18:12 PM  
The wife has shown no interest in Les Mis (but she loves Grease and Rocky Horror), and wants to see The Hobbit and Django. We're debating going to see The Hobbit tonight, but between the crowds and my schedule we may have to wait.
 
2012-12-26 05:24:12 PM  

doczoidberg: GF is making me see Les Miserables tonight.

God, she has awful taste. Don't know why I ever let myself fall in with her in the first place.


I have 2 theories.

1. Big tits
2. Gives great head

//could be combined into 1 and 1A
 
2012-12-26 05:28:14 PM  

Mugato: theflatline: Lee declared war on Tarantino for his use of the "n" word in Jackie Brown, and basically said it was ok for Spike to use it in movies, but not Quentin.

Spike Lee is an attention whore trying desperately to be relevant.


Spike Lee needs to STFU. Especially when he comments on movies he hasn't even seen.
 
2012-12-26 05:48:17 PM  

kroonermanblack: Ugh. I hated inglorious. It wasn't remotely entertaining to me, but I was expecting a fun 'kill nazis' comedy semi analogous to Kill Bill for light and fun.

The actual deliverable was blech.

So is Django similar? I haven't been much moved by the previews so wasn't that interested to begin with. But most movies fall into the 'eh, was ok' group for me.


Inglorious sucked total ass pretty much every time the title characters were on the screen*. When the story focused on the Nazi Jew hunter and the French girl, it was amazing. Tarantino has flashes of genius, cancelled out by ego and lack of a decent editor/someone to tell him no.

* the scene in the cellar is the exception.

Tarantino made half a brilliant film, half a freaking mess. Django holds no appeal for me at all. I'll catch in on satellite down the way, but not holding out much hope.
 
2012-12-26 05:52:24 PM  

doctor wu: All I know is I want my money back for Skyfall, what a dud.


ya gotta be kiddin' me.

Buck. John Buck.
 
2012-12-26 05:55:26 PM  

John Buck 41: doctor wu: All I know is I want my money back for Skyfall, what a dud.

ya gotta be kiddin' me.

Buck. John Buck.


I wouldn't go as far as calling it a dud, but it was overhyped to hell and back. I went in expecting a 10 and got a 8. Good, but not awesome. The third act was terrible, suddenly I'm watching Home Alone.
 
2012-12-26 06:01:41 PM  
Django had a couple of cool scenes but that was it.  There was none of the great dialogue we've come to expect and there were long stretches where the movie was just flat out boring.   Also, some of the violence was stupidly over the top.  While it worked in Kill Bill, it was out of place here.

The bag scene is the highlight of the movie.
 
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