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2014-01-31 10:48:05 AM  
Rustin Cohle: I'd consider myself a realist, alright? But in philosophical terms I'm what's called a pessimist... I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself - we are creatures that should not exist by natural law... We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, that accretion of sensory experience and feelings, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everbody's nobody... I think the honorable thing for our species to do is to deny our programming. Stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction - one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal

/If True Detectives, Harrelson, and McConaughey don't win any Emmys next year, the award is meaningless.
 
2014-01-31 11:01:29 AM  

AGremlin: Rustin Cohle: I'd consider myself a realist, alright? But in philosophical terms I'm what's called a pessimist... I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself - we are creatures that should not exist by natural law... We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, that accretion of sensory experience and feelings, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everbody's nobody... I think the honorable thing for our species to do is to deny our programming. Stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction - one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal

/If True Detectives, Harrelson, and McConaughey don't win any Emmys next year, the award is meaningless.


This. Amazing performances and writing.
 
2014-01-31 11:10:12 AM  

Coiled Hot 1: AGremlin: Rustin Cohle: I'd consider myself a realist, alright? But in philosophical terms I'm what's called a pessimist... I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself - we are creatures that should not exist by natural law... We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, that accretion of sensory experience and feelings, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everbody's nobody... I think the honorable thing for our species to do is to deny our programming. Stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction - one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal

/If True Detectives, Harrelson, and McConaughey don't win any Emmys next year, the award is meaningless.

This. Amazing performances and writing.


Only a handful of episodes in and I'm hooked. The end of last weeks episode has left me itchy like a crack head needing a fix
 
2014-01-31 11:10:46 AM  
I totally want to gay marry this show.  I am smitten.
 
2014-01-31 11:15:45 AM  
Subby listens to Rotten Tomatoes radio.
 
2014-01-31 11:16:44 AM  
Next month will see McConaughey take on the role of Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club.

wat

it would seem Matthew McConaughey's shirt is staying on for good.

Someone didn't see Mud
 
2014-01-31 11:17:11 AM  

Coiled Hot 1: AGremlin: Rustin Cohle: I'd consider myself a realist, alright? But in philosophical terms I'm what's called a pessimist... I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself - we are creatures that should not exist by natural law... We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, that accretion of sensory experience and feelings, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everbody's nobody... I think the honorable thing for our species to do is to deny our programming. Stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction - one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal

/If True Detectives, Harrelson, and McConaughey don't win any Emmys next year, the award is meaningless.

This. Amazing performances and writing.


They certainly know how to write breasts.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-31 11:19:08 AM  

Geoff Peterson: Subby listens to Rotten Tomatoes radio.


I was going to suggest the Nerdist podcast as the source.  Perhaps we can debate the origin of the term at this year's McConicon.
 
2014-01-31 11:38:12 AM  

AGremlin: Rustin Cohle: I'd consider myself a realist, alright? But in philosophical terms I'm what's called a pessimist... I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself - we are creatures that should not exist by natural law... We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, that accretion of sensory experience and feelings, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everbody's nobody... I think the honorable thing for our species to do is to deny our programming. Stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction - one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal

/If True Detectives, Harrelson, and McConaughey don't win any Emmys next year, the award is meaningless.


About to start watching, I went to school with the chubbo who plays detective shinn.
 
2014-01-31 11:42:16 AM  
Every time his name comes up I say the same thing. Do yourself a favor and see Killer Joe and Mud.
 
2014-01-31 11:52:39 AM  
I thought the McConnaissance meant the McDonald's was spying on people now...
 
2014-01-31 11:57:03 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Every time his name comes up I say the same thing. Do yourself a favor and see Killer Joe and Mud.


Killer Joe gets all sorts of rave reviews. I saw it, and there was something I couldn't put my finger on that had me walking out of the theater going meh.

I have to say the script was good, and all the performances were amazing. All in all I should have been wow'ed when it came together, but something just didn't click with me.

Anyone else had that problem? Or able to explain it?
 
2014-01-31 12:16:53 PM  
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2014-01-31 12:35:12 PM  
 
2014-01-31 12:57:11 PM  

Doc Batarang: I thought the McConnaissance meant the McDonald's was spying on people now...


I expected the article to be something to do with the NSA spying on drive-through restaurant radio chatter.
 
2014-01-31 01:03:22 PM  

MightyPez: The end of last weeks episode has left me itchy like a crack head needing a fix


"And like a lot of dreams, there's a monster at the end of it."

Can't wait.
 
2014-01-31 01:12:07 PM  

AGremlin: Rustin Cohle: I'd consider myself a realist, alright? But in philosophical terms I'm what's called a pessimist... I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself - we are creatures that should not exist by natural law... We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, that accretion of sensory experience and feelings, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everbody's nobody... I think the honorable thing for our species to do is to deny our programming. Stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction - one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal

/If True Detectives, Harrelson, and McConaughey don't win any Emmys next year, the award is meaningless.


This. I am pleasantly surprised on how great both of their performances have been. I've always liked Woody, though.
 
2014-01-31 01:14:55 PM  
s3.thejournal.ie

/He really is superb on True Detectives.
 
2014-01-31 02:26:10 PM  
He was great in both Bernie and The Paperboy. He is a much better actor than he ever got credit for but I see him in the ranks of Pacino and De Niro before it is all over with.
 
2014-01-31 02:26:11 PM  
If I ever had the inclination to mow another man's lawn, that I inclination is gone.
 
2014-01-31 02:48:20 PM  

The Goddamn Batman: MightyPez: The end of last weeks episode has left me itchy like a crack head needing a fix

"And like a lot of dreams, there's a monster at the end of it."

Can't wait.



I was really pissed when I found out Ep. 4 doesn't this weekend.
 
2014-01-31 02:52:03 PM  

karmaceutical: was really pissed when I found out Ep. 4 doesn't this weekend.


Wait, wtf?
 
2014-01-31 02:55:40 PM  

The Goddamn Batman: karmaceutical: was really pissed when I found out Ep. 4 doesn't this weekend.

Wait, wtf?


Doesn't air.. this week.  HBO says Ep4 "Who Goes Where" airs Sunday 2/9
 
2014-01-31 02:56:35 PM  

karmaceutical: The Goddamn Batman: karmaceutical: was really pissed when I found out Ep. 4 doesn't this weekend.

Wait, wtf?

Doesn't air.. this week.  HBO says Ep4 "Who Goes Where" airs Sunday 2/9


"Who Goes There"... I'm no good at Farking today...
 
2014-01-31 02:59:44 PM  

karmaceutical: The Goddamn Batman: karmaceutical: was really pissed when I found out Ep. 4 doesn't this weekend.

Wait, wtf?

Doesn't air.. this week.  HBO says Ep4 "Who Goes Where" airs Sunday 2/9


Yep, just saw that. Motherfarker.
 
2014-01-31 03:00:51 PM  
Oh, right. Super Bowl.
 
2014-01-31 03:10:05 PM  
cdn.digitaltexan.net
 
2014-01-31 03:35:13 PM  

The Goddamn Batman: MightyPez: The end of last weeks episode has left me itchy like a crack head needing a fix

"And like a lot of dreams, there's a monster at the end of it."

Can't wait.


I absolutely love this show.  The only other series I have watched in the past few years is GoT but I think True Confessions is better (and I did not think that GoT could be beat.)  I just can't look away when it is on.
 
2014-01-31 03:45:44 PM  

kroonermanblack: Crewmannumber6: Every time his name comes up I say the same thing. Do yourself a favor and see Killer Joe and Mud.

Killer Joe gets all sorts of rave reviews. I saw it, and there was something I couldn't put my finger on that had me walking out of the theater going meh.

I have to say the script was good, and all the performances were amazing. All in all I should have been wow'ed when it came together, but something just didn't click with me.

Anyone else had that problem? Or able to explain it?


The characters are flat.  No redeeming traits at all.  None.  No real explanation for why they are all so screwed up.  They're just all cliched white trash hillbillies.  I think the actors all played those characters great, but the writing and direction lacked any sort of empathy for them.
 
2014-01-31 04:10:49 PM  

FLMountainMan: kroonermanblack: Crewmannumber6: Every time his name comes up I say the same thing. Do yourself a favor and see Killer Joe and Mud.

Killer Joe gets all sorts of rave reviews. I saw it, and there was something I couldn't put my finger on that had me walking out of the theater going meh.

I have to say the script was good, and all the performances were amazing. All in all I should have been wow'ed when it came together, but something just didn't click with me.

Anyone else had that problem? Or able to explain it?

The characters are flat.  No redeeming traits at all.  None.  No real explanation for why they are all so screwed up.  They're just all cliched white trash hillbillies.  I think the actors all played those characters great, but the writing and direction lacked any sort of empathy for them.


I'm actually watching Killer Joe right now for the first time and I'm inclined to agree. I think its main flaw is that so many of the performances feel completely phoned in. McConaughey and Juno Temple are doing a great job, but everyone else is playing it very superficial -- there doesn't seem to be any thought put into what makes these people tick. I get that it's stylized to some degree, but it is makes McConaughey and Temple's performances stick out even more.

/McConaughey is also underrated in Magic Mike. The scene where he's teaching the new kid to dance had me in tears.
//True Detective is sooooo good.
 
2014-01-31 04:26:48 PM  
Everyone seems to want to climb all over themselves about how he finally "woke up" but really, wasn't he just cashing in? He has probably amassed generational wealth with his rom-coms. Who wouldn't?

"Oh, you're paying me 15 million to make out with Jennifer Lopez?"
 
2014-01-31 04:43:40 PM  

piney: Everyone seems to want to climb all over themselves about how he finally "woke up" but really, wasn't he just cashing in? He has probably amassed generational wealth with his rom-coms. Who wouldn't?

"Oh, you're paying me 15 million to make out with Jennifer Lopez?"


a co-worker of mine observed that he had a cycle there for a long time, where he'd do these rom-coms that  made huge amounts of money(compared to cost) and built up a lot of female-fan goodwill, and then he did these more guy-centric action films and the like, where he got to simply have fun and spit on stuff and whatnot, which kept guys happy with him too(and got more than a few to grudgingly agree to go see the rom-coms, probably), plus, the female-fan goodwill made sure that the action movies he did, at least broke even if not made a profit every time(thanks to the ladies tagging along to see the hunk run around with no shirt on).

and he made a LOT of money doing it, too.
 
2014-01-31 05:06:51 PM  

piney: Everyone seems to want to climb all over themselves about how he finally "woke up" but really, wasn't he just cashing in? He has probably amassed generational wealth with his rom-coms. Who wouldn't?

"Oh, you're paying me 15 million to make out with Jennifer Lopez?"


I agree. He was pretty smart, knowing his looks wouldn't last, to take the money and know when to quit it for character work. The only thing you can't do without, to make that kind of play, is some serious acting talent. He's been showing that off for years. It's not new.
 
2014-01-31 06:21:21 PM  

AGremlin: Rustin Cohle: I'd consider myself a realist, alright? But in philosophical terms I'm what's called a pessimist... I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself - we are creatures that should not exist by natural law... We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, that accretion of sensory experience and feelings, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everbody's nobody... I think the honorable thing for our species to do is to deny our programming. Stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction - one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal

/If True Detectives, Harrelson, and McConaughey don't win any Emmys next year, the award is meaningless.


And what natural law is that again?

What a monstrous monologue.
 
2014-01-31 07:29:37 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: AGremlin: Rustin Cohle: I'd consider myself a realist, alright? But in philosophical terms I'm what's called a pessimist... I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself - we are creatures that should not exist by natural law... We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, that accretion of sensory experience and feelings, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everbody's nobody... I think the honorable thing for our species to do is to deny our programming. Stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction - one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal

/If True Detectives, Harrelson, and McConaughey don't win any Emmys next year, the award is meaningless.

And what natural law is that again?

What a monstrous monologue.


That's what Woody said.
 
2014-01-31 07:33:13 PM  

Confabulat: B.L.Z. Bub: AGremlin: Rustin Cohle: I'd consider myself a realist, alright? But in philosophical terms I'm what's called a pessimist... I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself - we are creatures that should not exist by natural law... We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, that accretion of sensory experience and feelings, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everbody's nobody... I think the honorable thing for our species to do is to deny our programming. Stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction - one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal

/If True Detectives, Harrelson, and McConaughey don't win any Emmys next year, the award is meaningless.

And what natural law is that again?

What a monstrous monologue.

That's what Woody said.


Yes, I know it's from a TV show.
 
2014-01-31 07:42:16 PM  

kroonermanblack: Crewmannumber6: Every time his name comes up I say the same thing. Do yourself a favor and see Killer Joe and Mud.

Killer Joe gets all sorts of rave reviews. I saw it, and there was something I couldn't put my finger on that had me walking out of the theater going meh.


I have to say the script was good, and all the performances were amazing. All in all I should have been wow'ed when it came together, but something just didn't click with me.


Anyone else had that problem? Or able to explain it?


The main character, Chris played by Emile Hirsch was the letdown in the film, IMO. His character drove the plot, he doesn't have any redeeming qualities and is a reprehensible and pathetic human being. Thomas Haden Church's character at least generates a sense of sympathy with the viewer, but Emile Hirsch comes across as one dimensional, and a creep to boot.


You've got to care about the characters, and with McConaughey and Juno Temple, I think you do.

 
2014-01-31 09:19:50 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: AGremlin: Rustin Cohle: I'd consider myself a realist, alright? But in philosophical terms I'm what's called a pessimist... I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself - we are creatures that should not exist by natural law... We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, that accretion of sensory experience and feelings, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everbody's nobody... I think the honorable thing for our species to do is to deny our programming. Stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction - one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal

/If True Detectives, Harrelson, and McConaughey don't win any Emmys next year, the award is meaningless.

And what natural law is that again?

What a monstrous monologue.


Always has to be one devilish person trying to shiat on what's popular.
 
2014-01-31 09:21:51 PM  

steamingpile: B.L.Z. Bub: AGremlin: Rustin Cohle: I'd consider myself a realist, alright? But in philosophical terms I'm what's called a pessimist... I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself - we are creatures that should not exist by natural law... We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, that accretion of sensory experience and feelings, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everbody's nobody... I think the honorable thing for our species to do is to deny our programming. Stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction - one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal

/If True Detectives, Harrelson, and McConaughey don't win any Emmys next year, the award is meaningless.

And what natural law is that again?

What a monstrous monologue.

Always has to be one devilish person trying to shiat on what's popular.


I was shiatting on the monologue, not the show.
 
2014-01-31 09:28:28 PM  

kanesays: kroonermanblack: Crewmannumber6: Every time his name comes up I say the same thing. Do yourself a favor and see Killer Joe and Mud.
Killer Joe gets all sorts of rave reviews. I saw it, and there was something I couldn't put my finger on that had me walking out of the theater going meh.
I have to say the script was good, and all the performances were amazing. All in all I should have been wow'ed when it came together, but something just didn't click with me.
Anyone else had that problem? Or able to explain it?
The main character, Chris played by Emile Hirsch was the letdown in the film, IMO. His character drove the plot, he doesn't have any redeeming qualities and is a reprehensible and pathetic human being. Thomas Haden Church's character at least generates a sense of sympathy with the viewer, but Emile Hirsch comes across as one dimensional, and a creep to boot.
You've got to care about the characters, and with McConaughey and Juno Temple, I think you do.


This seems to have been the resounding reply (I'm only quoting you because you're the most recent, but everyone else agreed).

I'll agree that Church was awesome, probably my favorite part. And I do typically have a problem with insanely one dimensional characters.
 
2014-01-31 10:46:57 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: I was shiatting on the monologue, not the show.


Well you can shiat on the monologue all you want, but it illustrates the character and he in no way is presented as a wise or likeable figure.

Woody hates his monologues too.

I'm not sure what your point was.
 
2014-01-31 10:52:22 PM  

Confabulat: B.L.Z. Bub: I was shiatting on the monologue, not the show.

Well you can shiat on the monologue all you want, but it illustrates the character and he in no way is presented as a wise or likeable figure.

Woody hates his monologues too.

I'm not sure what your point was.


If the point of the monologue was to make me want to punch the character in the face, then it succeeded spectacularly.
 
2014-02-01 09:01:44 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Confabulat: B.L.Z. Bub: I was shiatting on the monologue, not the show.

Well you can shiat on the monologue all you want, but it illustrates the character and he in no way is presented as a wise or likeable figure.

Woody hates his monologues too.

I'm not sure what your point was.

If the point of the monologue was to make me want to punch the character in the face, then it succeeded spectacularly.


A line of dialogue made you want to punch a fictional characters? Do you need some thorazine?
 
2014-02-01 03:12:37 PM  

The Goddamn Batman: MightyPez: The end of last weeks episode has left me itchy like a crack head needing a fix

"And like a lot of dreams, there's a monster at the end of it."

Can't wait.


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