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(Boston Herald)   Olivia Wilde's starring role in mumblecore film about coworkers at hipster craft brewery proves that mumblecore movies are shakycam-plagued waste of time. "The truth is they are often insular, self-absorbed and about little or nothing"   ( bostonherald.com) divider line
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2013-09-13 08:28:50 AM  
Whoever came up with "mumblecore" to describe a movie should just be shot right now.
 
2013-09-13 08:32:20 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Whoever came up with "mumblecore" to describe a movie should just be shot right now.


Probably the same group of hipsters who are too cool for mumblecore films now.
 
2013-09-13 08:35:36 AM  
WTF is "mumblecore"?
 
2013-09-13 08:36:41 AM  
Olivia Wilde is a very sexy woman.

/some of those may be considered NSFW
//by prudes
///not getting a time out again
 
mhd
2013-09-13 08:38:14 AM  
So mumblecore is the new Dogme?
 
2013-09-13 08:39:54 AM  

sarajlewis83: WTF is "mumblecore"?



I just read the wikipedia page and I'm still not sure.
 
2013-09-13 08:42:38 AM  

that was my nickname in highschool: sarajlewis83: WTF is "mumblecore"?


I just read the wikipedia page and I'm still not sure.


Huh.  There's a list of 'mumblecore' films on that Wiki.  Nothing I've seen, or heard of, or noticed on Fark.
 
2013-09-13 08:42:41 AM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-09-13 08:45:27 AM  
I did see a trailer for this movie a while back.. might be interesting on cable.  My brother-in-law works in a small brewery like that.
 
2013-09-13 08:45:38 AM  
I loathe anything with 'shakycam'.  The first Bourne movie didn't over do it, so I liked it.  But every Bourne movie I saw after that was a nauseating unwatchable piece of crap.  Might as well put a camera in a hamster ball and roll it down a hill.
 
2013-09-13 08:51:53 AM  

Tricky Chicken: I loathe anything with 'shakycam'.  The first Bourne movie didn't over do it, so I liked it.  But every Bourne movie I saw after that was a nauseating unwatchable piece of crap.  Might as well put a camera in a hamster ball and roll it down a hill.


The Shield used it pretty effectively. Stargate: Universe too.
 
2013-09-13 08:52:29 AM  

that was my nickname in highschool: sarajlewis83: WTF is "mumblecore"?


I just read the wikipedia page and I'm still not sure.


Basically you strap a camera to a hipster, record for an entire week edit the thing over several bottles of wine and then call the final result a movie
 
2013-09-13 08:53:01 AM  

sarajlewis83: WTF is "mumblecore"?


Mumblecore is a subgenre of American independent film[1][2] characterized by low budget production values and amateur actors, heavily focused on naturalistic dialog. Filmmakers often assigned to this movement include Andrew Bujalski, Lynn Shelton, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Aaron Katz, Joe Swanberg [1][3][4] and Ry Russo-Young. The term mumblegore has been used for films mixing mumblecore and horror gore.
 
2013-09-13 08:54:03 AM  
I used to think "If I had a time machine I would go back in time and kill Hitler"

Now I think "If I had a time machine I would go back and kill the guy who popularized shakey cam. Then I would go after Hitler. "
 
2013-09-13 09:00:19 AM  
Whatever.   Drinking Buddies is a well-done, low key movie about friends and how that sometimes verges on but doesn't quite become a relationship.

Though it was kind of funny seeing Ti West have a small part in this, since a week later I saw him again in You're Next, acting along Joe Swanberg, the director of Drinking Buddies.  So I fully expect to see Adam returning the favor and being cannon fodder in Ti West's next movie.
 
2013-09-13 09:02:45 AM  
"The truth is they are often insular, self-absorbed and about little or nothing"

Oh, so it's like real life.

To everyone who complains about hipsters: can you actually define what a hipster is? No one can ever seem to agree what they are, so it has become a catch-all category that basically means "shiat I don't like."

Anyway, I'm the farthest thing from a hipster.  I'm your average mid-thirties white guy, no tattoos, average haircut, no facial hair, etc.  But if you were to offer me the choice between hanging out with a hipster or hanging out with someone who spends their day hating on people they've never met in web threads, I'll take the hipster any day of the week.
 
2013-09-13 09:02:51 AM  
 
2013-09-13 09:06:18 AM  
Watched this the other day. Its pretty much a commercial for the Chicago craft brewing scene.
 
2013-09-13 09:07:29 AM  

Tricky Chicken: I loathe anything with 'shakycam'.  The first Bourne movie didn't over do it, so I liked it.  But every Bourne movie I saw after that was a nauseating unwatchable piece of crap.  Might as well put a camera in a hamster ball and roll it down a hill.


Bourne Ultimatum was a great movie except for the shakycam.  There was a scene in a cafe where Bourne is meeting with a contact and the camera is shaky.  WHY.  WHY IS IT SHAKY WHEN TWO PEOPLE ARE JUST SITTING DOWN
 
2013-09-13 09:08:51 AM  

Alphax: I did see a trailer for this movie a while back.. might be interesting on cable.  My brother-in-law works in a small brewery like that.


My parasitic twin works in a craft brewery. I still won't go & see something labeled "mumblecore."

\wtf?!
 
2013-09-13 09:14:48 AM  

SpectroBoy: I used to think "If I had a time machine I would go back in time and kill Hitler"

Now I think "If I had a time machine I would go back and kill the guy who popularized shakey cam. Then I would go after Hitler. "


Maybe it was Hitler.
 
2013-09-13 09:15:26 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Whoever came up with "mumblecore" to describe a movie should just be shot right now.


I propose the construction of a gigantic rocket engine underneath Williamsburg, for the purpose of launching it into the sun. It's the only way to be sure.
 
2013-09-13 09:18:09 AM  
Mumblecore?
And is, "Photo by: Unknown" how they're getting around copyright laws now?

wtf.
 
2013-09-13 09:19:00 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: that was my nickname in highschool: sarajlewis83: WTF is "mumblecore"?


I just read the wikipedia page and I'm still not sure.

Basically you strap a camera to a hipster, record for an entire week edit the thing over several bottles of wine and then call the final result a movie


So it's a movie that has no direction, and makes no sense, filled with self-important people whom are chiefly concerned with how "authentic" they look/sound/act. I feel completely justified for not giving a shiat. Thanks.
 
2013-09-13 09:21:10 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-13 09:22:03 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-13 09:22:43 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: I got nothin', so here's a gif of Olivia Wilde doing her ventriloquist routine:


One and done.
 
2013-09-13 09:22:53 AM  

GavinTheAlmighty: Tricky Chicken: I loathe anything with 'shakycam'.  The first Bourne movie didn't over do it, so I liked it.  But every Bourne movie I saw after that was a nauseating unwatchable piece of crap.  Might as well put a camera in a hamster ball and roll it down a hill.

Bourne Ultimatum was a great movie except for the shakycam.  There was a scene in a cafe where Bourne is meeting with a contact and the camera is shaky.  WHY.  WHY IS IT SHAKY WHEN TWO PEOPLE ARE JUST SITTING DOWN


Is that the one where they fight in a house and he eventually blows the house up with a magazine in a toaster?  Because that fight scene is unwatchable.  It was like they hung a camera from a string in the middle of the room and hit it like a piniata and then said 'action'.

Unwatchable.

every director that wants to use the shakycam in a movie, should have electrodes attached to their balls and get zapped for exactly as long as they use shaky cam in the film.  If it is important enough to use in the film, they should suffer for their art
 
2013-09-13 09:23:11 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: I got nothin', so here's a gif of Olivia Wilde doing her ventriloquist routine:


I'd let her use me as her dummy, if ya know what I mean, and I think you do.
 
2013-09-13 09:25:37 AM  

PizzaJedi81: DjangoStonereaver: I got nothin', so here's a gif of Olivia Wilde doing her ventriloquist routine:

I'd let her use me as her dummy, if ya know what I mean, and I think you do.


I'd go as far as pegging, but I'm not sure I'd let her fist me
 
2013-09-13 09:27:13 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: PizzaJedi81: DjangoStonereaver: I got nothin', so here's a gif of Olivia Wilde doing her ventriloquist routine:

I'd let her use me as her dummy, if ya know what I mean, and I think you do.

I'd go as far as pegging, but I'm not sure I'd let her fist me


When it's Olivia Wilde, you let her do the weird stuff.
 
2013-09-13 09:31:22 AM  

Orgasmatron138: "The truth is they are often insular, self-absorbed and about little or nothing"

Oh, so it's like real life.

To everyone who complains about hipsters: can you actually define what a hipster is? No one can ever seem to agree what they are, so it has become a catch-all category that basically means "shiat I don't like."

Anyway, I'm the farthest thing from a hipster.  I'm your average mid-thirties white guy, no tattoos, average haircut, no facial hair, etc.  But if you were to offer me the choice between hanging out with a hipster or hanging out with someone who spends their day hating on people they've never met in web threads, I'll take the hipster any day of the week.


Hipsters are often difficult to define, but to summarize it, as best I can, they're a bunch of 20 somethings desperately trying to be cooler than everybody else, often co-opting things in the most ham-fisted, clueless manner possible.
 
2013-09-13 09:34:06 AM  

sarajlewis83: IdBeCrazyIf: that was my nickname in highschool: sarajlewis83: WTF is "mumblecore"?


I just read the wikipedia page and I'm still not sure.

Basically you strap a camera to a hipster, record for an entire week edit the thing over several bottles of wine and then call the final result a movie

So it's a movie that has no direction, and makes no sense, filled with self-important people whom are chiefly concerned with how "authentic" they look/sound/act. I feel completely justified for not giving a shiat. Thanks.


Makes me want to strap a camera to a dog and record that for a week, then turn it into a movie. I bet it'd be more entertaining than mumblecore.
 
2013-09-13 09:43:54 AM  
Hill Street Blues did it right the first time.
 
2013-09-13 10:00:37 AM  
SpectroBoy: sarajlewis83: WTF is "mumblecore"?

Mumblecore is a subgenre of American independent film[1][2] characterized by low budget production values and amateur actors, heavily focused on naturalistic dialog. Filmmakers often assigned to this movement include Andrew Bujalski, Lynn Shelton, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Aaron Katz, Joe Swanberg [1][3][4] and Ry Russo-Young No one anyone has ever heard of. The term mumblegore has been used for films mixing mumblecore and horror gore.

FTFY
 
2013-09-13 10:03:05 AM  

Herr Morgenstern: SpectroBoy: sarajlewis83: WTF is "mumblecore"?

Mumblecore is a subgenre of American independent film[1][2] characterized by low budget production values and amateur actors, heavily focused on naturalistic dialog. Filmmakers often assigned to this movement include Andrew Bujalski, Lynn Shelton, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Aaron Katz, Joe Swanberg [1][3][4] and Ry Russo-Young No one anyone has ever heard of actors who all have to be at the gym in 26 minutes. The term mumblegore has been used for films mixing mumblecore and horror gore.

FTFY


 FTFY!
 
2013-09-13 10:03:08 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: I got nothin', so here's a gif of Olivia Wilde doing her ventriloquist routine:


Is it wrong that I could sit and watch this for hours and not be bored?
 
2013-09-13 10:04:24 AM  

Chiquidin: DjangoStonereaver: I got nothin', so here's a gif of Olivia Wilde doing her ventriloquist routine:

Is it wrong that I could sit and watch this for hours and not be bored?


Another in that same vein, staring Katy Perry.
 
2013-09-13 10:05:09 AM  

PizzaJedi81: Chiquidin: DjangoStonereaver: I got nothin', so here's a gif of Olivia Wilde doing her ventriloquist routine:

Is it wrong that I could sit and watch this for hours and not be bored?

Another in that same vein, staring Katy Perry.


Not a big fan of Katy but I can suffer though that one too.
 
2013-09-13 10:29:05 AM  

Alphax: that was my nickname in highschool: sarajlewis83: WTF is "mumblecore"?


I just read the wikipedia page and I'm still not sure.

Huh.  There's a list of 'mumblecore' films on that Wiki.  Nothing I've seen, or heard of, or noticed on Fark.


This
 
2013-09-13 10:57:21 AM  

Orgasmatron138: "The truth is they are often insular, self-absorbed and about little or nothing"

Oh, so it's like real life.

To everyone who complains about hipsters: can you actually define what a hipster is? No one can ever seem to agree what they are, so it has become a catch-all category that basically means "shiat I don't like."

Anyway, I'm the farthest thing from a hipster.  I'm your average mid-thirties white guy, no tattoos, average haircut, no facial hair, etc.  But if you were to offer me the choice between hanging out with a hipster or hanging out with someone who spends their day hating on people they've never met in web threads, I'll take the hipster any day of the week.


You will change your mind after about 10 minutes of hanging out with a hipster.
 
2013-09-13 11:33:04 AM  

duckpoopy: Orgasmatron138: "The truth is they are often insular, self-absorbed and about little or nothing"

Oh, so it's like real life.

To everyone who complains about hipsters: can you actually define what a hipster is? No one can ever seem to agree what they are, so it has become a catch-all category that basically means "shiat I don't like."

Anyway, I'm the farthest thing from a hipster.  I'm your average mid-thirties white guy, no tattoos, average haircut, no facial hair, etc.  But if you were to offer me the choice between hanging out with a hipster or hanging out with someone who spends their day hating on people they've never met in web threads, I'll take the hipster any day of the week.

You will change your mind after about 10 minutes of hanging out with a hipster.


Hipsters are dreadfully uninteresting people who desperately try to make themselves seem interesting by dressing weird, growing silly facial hair, getting unfortunate tattoos in unfortunate places, listening to obscure music, watching obscure films and basically being contrarian by default.
 
2013-09-13 12:13:30 PM  
Orgasmatron138: "The truth is they are often insular, self-absorbed and about little or nothing"

Oh, so it's like real life.

To everyone who complains about hipsters: can you actually define what a hipster is? No one can ever seem to agree what they are, so it has become a catch-all category that basically means "shiat I don't like."


Hipsterism is easy to define. A worldview, particularly popular with young, upper-middle class white people in their 20s with liberal arts degrees, that prizes obscurantism and outer perception of authenticity more than experience, leading to a very manicured and specific set of cultural and/or anachronistic appropriations, hobbies, tics and appearances, that are at once outlandish to those 'not in the know' but also almost entirely uniform within this subgroup, thus negating any actual authenticity of living.
 
2013-09-13 01:04:14 PM  
Whenever I say the word "hipster" I say it with a really exaggerated lisp, like an extra-flamey Allen Ginsberg reading "Howl".   "...angelheaded hipthstersthth..."
 
2013-09-13 01:23:59 PM  

lostsatellite: Orgasmatron138: "The truth is they are often insular, self-absorbed and about little or nothing"

Oh, so it's like real life.

To everyone who complains about hipsters: can you actually define what a hipster is? No one can ever seem to agree what they are, so it has become a catch-all category that basically means "shiat I don't like."

Hipsterism is easy to define. A worldview, particularly popular with young, upper-middle class white people in their 20s with liberal arts degrees, that prizes obscurantism and outer perception of authenticity more than experience, leading to a very manicured and specific set of cultural and/or anachronistic appropriations, hobbies, tics and appearances, that are at once outlandish to those 'not in the know' but also almost entirely uniform within this subgroup, thus negating any actual authenticity of living.


If you didn't get that from Wikipedia, go make an update now.  That is the clearest, most concise definition of the unholy hipster I have read to date.
 
2013-09-13 02:18:03 PM  

lostsatellite: Orgasmatron138: "The truth is they are often insular, self-absorbed and about little or nothing"

Oh, so it's like real life.

To everyone who complains about hipsters: can you actually define what a hipster is? No one can ever seem to agree what they are, so it has become a catch-all category that basically means "shiat I don't like."

Hipsterism is easy to define. A worldview, particularly popular with young, upper-middle class white people in their 20s with liberal arts degrees, that prizes obscurantism and outer perception of authenticity more than experience, leading to a very manicured and specific set of cultural and/or anachronistic appropriations, hobbies, tics and appearances, that are at once outlandish to those 'not in the know' but also almost entirely uniform within this subgroup, thus negating any actual authenticity of living.


The problem with this definition is that it also accurately describes boardroom yuppies.  "Exclusive" can easily be substituted for "obscurantism."

I think we just need to face that what people think of as hipsters are just people following a popular trend.  People who follow popular trends are hated on by people who don't follow them, and it's been that way forever.  This is just what's happening now.  Same as it ever was.
 
2013-09-13 02:28:40 PM  
I just want a new word. Hipsters is getting stale.
How about Hipmatons?  A combination of hippies, hipsters and automatons.
 
2013-09-13 02:38:59 PM  

Space Station Wagon: I just want a new word. Hipsters is getting stale.


How about returning to "scenester" (as what those who are now called "hipsters" were referred to as by their detractors in the '50's + '60's.)

IMO the word hipster speaks much more re: the users than on they who the users are directing it towards.

/over 40, shaved head and face, no tats, no piercings, no fixie, no ladyjeans or wacky chapeaus,

In fact no square on the Hipster Bingo board at all.

I just don't care enough if you do.Live and let live.

If people genuinely like something out of the mainstream and don't judge me because I don't (or vice-versa), why should i exert effort hating them?
 
2013-09-13 03:02:54 PM  
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"...they are often insular, self-absorbed and about little or nothing."
 
2013-09-13 03:11:10 PM  

Sinbox: exert effort hating them


making fun of stuff on the interwebs is about all the effort I can put into most things non sex, food or work related.
I agree live and let live and to each their own, but I can't promise I'm not going to think your goofy and laugh about it latter.
 
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