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(Deadline)   A weak weekend saw Bullet Train chug along at #1 with $13 million while DC: League of Super-Pets was #2 with $6.8 million. Top Gun: Maverick somehow continues soaring at #3 with $6.7 million while people still said "Yes" to Nope, #4 with $5.3 million   (deadline.com) divider line
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2022-08-14 1:06:44 PM  
Saw Prey, very much enjoyed it. Saw Jurassic Park Dominion... did not. It struck me they are both about the same "age" as far as sequels. Both did call backs and all that. But the first is so much better than the second. Sadness.
Still havent seen Thor as I've been trying to get teh house painted but hoping maybe next weekend.
 
2022-08-14 1:12:24 PM  
Saw Bodies^3.  I must be getting old because what I thought was stupid Gen Z'ers doing stupid things for stupid reasons, and showing how shallow social media made them was in fact biting satire.  Forgot it was supposed to be a comedy until I got home and read a review.   We got 1 laugh out of the whole thing.

IMHO, the movie sucked.  But if you decide to eject the DVD or stop streaming it be sure to watch the last 2 minutes.  It's not enough to save the movie, but it's the best part.  The rest of it is just ass torture.
 
2022-08-14 1:26:53 PM  
Went to see Where the Crawdads Sing and the theater was farking full of old geezers. The movie came out a month ago, WTF did I miss that it's been circulating on RW twatter or something? Lady sat next to me and kept going "oh that little shiat" or "that asshole!" with the amount of DV that movie had.
 
2022-08-14 1:52:40 PM  

cheap_thoughts: Went to see Where the Crawdads Sing and the theater was farking full of old geezers. The movie came out a month ago, WTF did I miss that it's been circulating on RW twatter or something? Lady sat next to me and kept going "oh that little shiat" or "that asshole!" with the amount of DV that movie had.


Hard to market the movie because Sony didn't want anyone asked about how the author is a suspect in an actual murder.
 
2022-08-14 2:29:14 PM  
Has anyone ever, in the history of ever, ever seen someone actually draw a bow as she is?
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2022-08-14 2:35:22 PM  

Trik: Has anyone ever, in the history of ever, ever seen someone actually draw a bow as she is?
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I'm assuming that's from "Prey". It's a movie about an alien hunting humans for sport. Just let it slide.
Jesse Ventura was using a handheld mini gun in the original Predator and that weapon does not exist.
 
2022-08-14 3:01:42 PM  

Trik: Has anyone ever, in the history of ever, ever seen someone actually draw a bow as she is?
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The one trick bow hunters don't want you to know!
 
2022-08-14 3:24:25 PM  

cheap_thoughts: Went to see Where the Crawdads Sing and the theater was farking full of old geezers. The movie came out a month ago, WTF did I miss that it's been circulating on RW twatter or something? Lady sat next to me and kept going "oh that little shiat" or "that asshole!" with the amount of DV that movie had.


We had a ton of people for that movie at  our theater. Mostly older people.

Paramount had a push this weekend for people to go see Maverick again, and added a short trailer before the movie about how they shot it on the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
 
2022-08-14 3:37:20 PM  

Trik: Has anyone ever, in the history of ever, ever seen someone actually draw a bow as she is?
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The barest of google searches showed that it is a dagger-style draw. It's been used occasionally throughout history, whether Comanches used it or not 300 years ago?

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2022-08-14 3:46:40 PM  

Snotnose: Saw Bodies^3.  I must be getting old because what I thought was stupid Gen Z'ers doing stupid things for stupid reasons, and showing how shallow social media made them was in fact biting satire.  Forgot it was supposed to be a comedy until I got home and read a review.   We got 1 laugh out of the whole thing.

IMHO, the movie sucked.  But if you decide to eject the DVD or stop streaming it be sure to watch the last 2 minutes.  It's not enough to save the movie, but it's the best part.  The rest of it is just ass torture.


Actually just got out, not more than an hour ago

It's generic horror/suspense.  If you saw any generic lower budget slashfest film in the last 20 years it's pretty par for the course.

As for Nope, Maverick, and Bullet Train-
Maverick if you're a fan of the first one.
BT if you want a generic Guy Ritchie wannabe movie.
Nope, honestly probably the best movie out right now but you have to be into Lovecraft sci-fi/horror.
 
2022-08-14 3:48:40 PM  
Went to Bullet Train last night. Liked it. Obviously a Tarantino protege involved in the movie. Movie time was 605 after I don't know 7, 8, 9 previews movie started at 630.  fark that.
 
2022-08-14 4:24:50 PM  

Trik: Has anyone ever, in the history of ever, ever seen someone actually draw a bow as she is?
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That's how I was taught in summer camp, circa 1960s.  Not only did various parts of my arm hurt that night, I never could hit shiat.    Ya know, that summer camp my parental units could barely afford (which I didn't realize until after they'd died) and I treasure every memory of.   Even though it was a religious indoctrination thing which I was too far along the "fark this shiat". trail for it to work.  But damn I enjoyed those 2 weeks.

You're saying there's a better way, outside of the $1500 compound bows with sights?

/ that was the camp I was in where we did icebreakers.  E.g. get up before dawn and jump into the frozen over pool.
// Oh, Nixon resigned while I was at that camp
/// The Powers That Be announced that over loudspeakers while we were steeling ourselves to breaking the ice.
 
2022-08-14 4:31:07 PM  

Trik: Has anyone ever, in the history of ever, ever seen someone actually draw a bow as she is?
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It's great that you picked out the one possible historical inaccuracy in that movie
 
2022-08-14 4:37:45 PM  

TDWCom29: Trik: Has anyone ever, in the history of ever, ever seen someone actually draw a bow as she is?
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It's great that you picked out the one possible historical inaccuracy in that movie


Ummm... the Comanche people didn't speak English. So there goes your "one historical inaccuracy"!

Also, everyone knows Predators didn't invade earth until the 80s.

/ sarcastic, obviously. Prey was a fun Predator movie.
 
2022-08-14 5:06:29 PM  

TDWCom29: Trik: Has anyone ever, in the history of ever, ever seen someone actually draw a bow as she is?
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It's great that you picked out the one possible historical inaccuracy in that movie


This is How a Stalker's Brain Works And It's Really Disturbing
Youtube HY5y4N108R0
 
2022-08-14 5:39:28 PM  

Bootysama: Trik: Has anyone ever, in the history of ever, ever seen someone actually draw a bow as she is?
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The barest of google searches showed that it is a dagger-style draw. It's been used occasionally throughout history, whether Comanches used it or not 300 years ago?

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Well, I didn't go indepth but did an "archery dagger style draw" and found this video claiming to be dagger style in the title.
AWESOME DAGGER STYLE IN ARCHERY!
Youtube aw-AZfVCFLY

It is not at all what she is doing. In the pic her hand is inverted 180 degrees / upside down with the palm facing outwards.
A completely non-intuitive and awkward grip.

Now, the guy in the video is using what others call a pinch draw.
Grabbing the arrow between thumb and forefinger.
Also, he isn't drawing the arrow full length back and maybe that's what he means by a dagger draw, since a dagger is a short weapon...
It is a fast pull and release.
For some reason chrome's translate didn't kick in so I have no idea what they're saying in the description and comment.
 
2022-08-14 5:43:50 PM  
Also, she's holding the bow string all the way back at the 2nd knuckle...
I believe there's a good chance of the arrow notch and fletching hitting her in the face when she releases and the arrow to shoot wildly to the side.
 
2022-08-14 5:52:46 PM  
Saw Bodies Bodies Bodies. Well made, but they went with the most obvious "twist" they could have used, which was kind of disappointing. And I still don't see the appeal of Pete Davidson.
 
2022-08-14 5:55:16 PM  

Lumbar Puncture: cheap_thoughts: Went to see Where the Crawdads Sing and the theater was farking full of old geezers. The movie came out a month ago, WTF did I miss that it's been circulating on RW twatter or something? Lady sat next to me and kept going "oh that little shiat" or "that asshole!" with the amount of DV that movie had.

Hard to market the movie because Sony didn't want anyone asked about how the author is a suspect in an actual murder.


Didn't stop Anne Perry's publisher.
 
2022-08-14 6:18:58 PM  

Trik: Also, she's holding the bow string all the way back at the 2nd knuckle...
I believe there's a good chance of the arrow notch and fletching hitting her in the face when she releases and the arrow to shoot wildly to the side.


I think the whole point of the film was that she didn't know WTF she was doing.
 
2022-08-14 6:22:05 PM  

Trik: Bootysama: Trik: Has anyone ever, in the history of ever, ever seen someone actually draw a bow as she is?
[Fark user image 850x477]

The barest of google searches showed that it is a dagger-style draw. It's been used occasionally throughout history, whether Comanches used it or not 300 years ago?

[Fark user image 498x278] [View Full Size image _x_]

Well, I didn't go indepth but did an "archery dagger style draw" and found this video claiming to be dagger style in the title.
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It is not at all what she is doing. In the pic her hand is inverted 180 degrees / upside down with the palm facing outwards.
A completely non-intuitive and awkward grip.

Now, the guy in the video is using what others call a pinch draw.
Grabbing the arrow between thumb and forefinger.
Also, he isn't drawing the arrow full length back and maybe that's what he means by a dagger draw, since a dagger is a short weapon...
It is a fast pull and release.
For some reason chrome's translate didn't kick in so I have no idea what they're saying in the description and comment.


This is the video I found when I searched before, someone on reddit called it dagger style. Whatever it's called it's not new or made up.

Archery Research: Scythian Draw like seen on an Artwork?
Youtube yy1YbMJSNSc


Someone from production probably saw it and thought it was cool, or they really liked Breath of the Wild:
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2022-08-14 6:30:37 PM  

Bootysama: Trik: Bootysama: Trik: Has anyone ever, in the history of ever, ever seen someone actually draw a bow as she is?
[Fark user image 850x477]

The barest of google searches showed that it is a dagger-style draw. It's been used occasionally throughout history, whether Comanches used it or not 300 years ago?

[Fark user image 498x278] [View Full Size image _x_]

Well, I didn't go indepth but did an "archery dagger style draw" and found this video claiming to be dagger style in the title.
[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/aw-AZfVCFLY?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&widgetid=1]
It is not at all what she is doing. In the pic her hand is inverted 180 degrees / upside down with the palm facing outwards.
A completely non-intuitive and awkward grip.

Now, the guy in the video is using what others call a pinch draw.
Grabbing the arrow between thumb and forefinger.
Also, he isn't drawing the arrow full length back and maybe that's what he means by a dagger draw, since a dagger is a short weapon...
It is a fast pull and release.
For some reason chrome's translate didn't kick in so I have no idea what they're saying in the description and comment.

This is the video I found when I searched before, someone on reddit called it dagger style. Whatever it's called it's not new or made up.

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/yy1YbMJSNSc?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&widgetid=1]

Someone from production probably saw it and thought it was cool, or they really liked Breath of the Wild:
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Look at her hand and compare it to his when he's drawing the arrow. They are not the same.
He uses a 2 fingers on pulls the the string at the first knuckle. He's also using his thumb to brace the notch's far side.
 
2022-08-14 6:45:39 PM  

Trik: Has anyone ever, in the history of ever, ever seen someone actually draw a bow as she is?
[Fark user image 850x477]


She was taught that by Bill Irwin.
 
2022-08-14 6:59:32 PM  

Mugato: Trik: Also, she's holding the bow string all the way back at the 2nd knuckle...
I believe there's a good chance of the arrow notch and fletching hitting her in the face when she releases and the arrow to shoot wildly to the side.

I think the whole point of the film was that she didn't know WTF she was doing.


Didn't everyone who drew a bow in that movie use that same grip? The young American Indian men did IIRC.
 
2022-08-14 7:33:24 PM  

Trik: Bootysama: Trik: Bootysama: Trik: Has anyone ever, in the history of ever, ever seen someone actually draw a bow as she is?
[Fark user image 850x477]

The barest of google searches showed that it is a dagger-style draw. It's been used occasionally throughout history, whether Comanches used it or not 300 years ago?

[Fark user image 498x278] [View Full Size image _x_]

Well, I didn't go indepth but did an "archery dagger style draw" and found this video claiming to be dagger style in the title.
[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/aw-AZfVCFLY?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&widgetid=1]
It is not at all what she is doing. In the pic her hand is inverted 180 degrees / upside down with the palm facing outwards.
A completely non-intuitive and awkward grip.

Now, the guy in the video is using what others call a pinch draw.
Grabbing the arrow between thumb and forefinger.
Also, he isn't drawing the arrow full length back and maybe that's what he means by a dagger draw, since a dagger is a short weapon...
It is a fast pull and release.
For some reason chrome's translate didn't kick in so I have no idea what they're saying in the description and comment.

This is the video I found when I searched before, someone on reddit called it dagger style. Whatever it's called it's not new or made up.

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/yy1YbMJSNSc?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&widgetid=1]

Someone from production probably saw it and thought it was cool, or they really liked Breath of the Wild:
[Fark user image 385x302]
[Fark user image 437x394]

Look at her hand and compare it to his when he's drawing the arrow. They are not the same.
He uses a 2 fingers on pulls the the string at the first knuckle. He's also using his thumb to brace the notch's far side.


That's why he'll never kill the predator
 
2022-08-14 7:35:22 PM  
The funny thing is, 20 years ago both "Maverick" and "Prey" would have been considered above average movies.

The only reason they're considered "great" today is because the vast majority of movies nowadays are steaming piles of crap.
 
2022-08-14 7:43:52 PM  

WhippingBoi: The funny thing is, 20 years ago both "Maverick" and "Prey" would have been considered above average movies.

The only reason they're considered "great" today is because the vast majority of movies nowadays are steaming piles of crap.


This is just 1982:

ET: The Extra-Terrestrial
Rocky 3
An Officer and a Gentleman
Porky's
Star Trek II: The Wrath of ...
Poltergeist
The Best Little Whorehouse ...
Annie
Firefox
First Blood
Tootsie
Conan the Barbarian
The Sword and the Sorcerer
Friday the 13th Part 3
Richard Pryor Live on the S...
The Toy
The World According to Garp
Blade Runner
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Tron
48 Hrs.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
Victor/Victoria
The Dark Crystal
Things Are Tough All Over
Night Shift


Imagine anything like that kind of quality in one year these days.
 
2022-08-14 7:47:57 PM  

WhippingBoi: The funny thing is, 20 years ago both "Maverick" and "Prey" would have been considered above average movies.

The only reason they're considered "great" today is because the vast majority of movies nowadays are steaming piles of crap.


What movies were so great in 2002? The Hot Chick? Die Another Day? Queen of the Damned? Attack of the Clones? Star Trek: Nemesis? The Scorpion King? Signs?
 
2022-08-14 7:57:39 PM  

Mugato: WhippingBoi: The funny thing is, 20 years ago both "Maverick" and "Prey" would have been considered above average movies.

The only reason they're considered "great" today is because the vast majority of movies nowadays are steaming piles of crap.

What movies were so great in 2002? The Hot Chick? Die Another Day? Queen of the Damned? Attack of the Clones? Star Trek: Nemesis? The Scorpion King? Signs?


Sorry, I should have said 40 years ago.
 
2022-08-14 8:03:51 PM  

Mugato: What movies were so great in 2002? The Hot Chick? Die Another Day? Queen of the Damned? Attack of the Clones? Star Trek: Nemesis? The Scorpion King? Signs?


The Bourne Identity was 2002.
 
2022-08-14 8:10:30 PM  

Mugato: WhippingBoi: The funny thing is, 20 years ago both "Maverick" and "Prey" would have been considered above average movies.

The only reason they're considered "great" today is because the vast majority of movies nowadays are steaming piles of crap.

What movies were so great in 2002? The Hot Chick? Die Another Day? Queen of the Damned? Attack of the Clones? Star Trek: Nemesis? The Scorpion King? Signs?


By the way, do you work in the Show Business?

Because I can't imagine anyone turd polishing the crap we're being fed today unless they had a vested interest in convincing people that movies in 2022 are "Better than ever!"
 
2022-08-14 8:15:31 PM  

WhippingBoi: Mugato: WhippingBoi: The funny thing is, 20 years ago both "Maverick" and "Prey" would have been considered above average movies.

The only reason they're considered "great" today is because the vast majority of movies nowadays are steaming piles of crap.

What movies were so great in 2002? The Hot Chick? Die Another Day? Queen of the Damned? Attack of the Clones? Star Trek: Nemesis? The Scorpion King? Signs?

By the way, do you work in the Show Business?

Because I can't imagine anyone turd polishing the crap we're being fed today unless they had a vested interest in convincing people that movies in 2022 are "Better than ever!"


Yes and I never said that movies in 2022 are the best ever. However, they don't suck any more now than they did back then. People just tend to remember the good movies from the past more than the ones that sucked.
 
2022-08-14 8:59:09 PM  

WhippingBoi: Mugato: WhippingBoi: The funny thing is, 20 years ago both "Maverick" and "Prey" would have been considered above average movies.

The only reason they're considered "great" today is because the vast majority of movies nowadays are steaming piles of crap.

What movies were so great in 2002? The Hot Chick? Die Another Day? Queen of the Damned? Attack of the Clones? Star Trek: Nemesis? The Scorpion King? Signs?

Sorry, I should have said 40 years ago.


Should've said 70. Back then you'd get the news and a cartoon. Now that was a value.
 
2022-08-14 9:06:33 PM  

Mugato: WhippingBoi: Mugato: WhippingBoi: The funny thing is, 20 years ago both "Maverick" and "Prey" would have been considered above average movies.

The only reason they're considered "great" today is because the vast majority of movies nowadays are steaming piles of crap.

What movies were so great in 2002? The Hot Chick? Die Another Day? Queen of the Damned? Attack of the Clones? Star Trek: Nemesis? The Scorpion King? Signs?

By the way, do you work in the Show Business?

Because I can't imagine anyone turd polishing the crap we're being fed today unless they had a vested interest in convincing people that movies in 2022 are "Better than ever!"

Yes and I never said that movies in 2022 are the best ever. However, they don't suck any more now than they did back then. People just tend to remember the good movies from the past more than the ones that sucked.


*Ding* You are correct
 
2022-08-14 9:09:23 PM  

TDWCom29: Mugato: WhippingBoi: Mugato: WhippingBoi: The funny thing is, 20 years ago both "Maverick" and "Prey" would have been considered above average movies.

The only reason they're considered "great" today is because the vast majority of movies nowadays are steaming piles of crap.

What movies were so great in 2002? The Hot Chick? Die Another Day? Queen of the Damned? Attack of the Clones? Star Trek: Nemesis? The Scorpion King? Signs?

By the way, do you work in the Show Business?

Because I can't imagine anyone turd polishing the crap we're being fed today unless they had a vested interest in convincing people that movies in 2022 are "Better than ever!"

Yes and I never said that movies in 2022 are the best ever. However, they don't suck any more now than they did back then. People just tend to remember the good movies from the past more than the ones that sucked.

*Ding* You are correct


For reference here are the top movies of 1982

For sure some great, but also Porky's and sequels. Which by purists definition are bad
 
2022-08-14 9:25:28 PM  
I saw Bullet Train this weekend. I had a tremendous amount of fun, but the movie requires a LOT of suspension of disbelief. It's my second favorite movie of the year after Everthing Everywhere All At Once. YMMV.
 
2022-08-14 9:44:26 PM  

Trik: Also, she's holding the bow string all the way back at the 2nd knuckle...
I believe there's a good chance of the arrow notch and fletching hitting her in the face when she releases and the arrow to shoot wildly to the side.


It's definitely gonna veer way to the left.
 
2022-08-14 9:55:54 PM  

Mugato: WhippingBoi: Mugato: WhippingBoi: The funny thing is, 20 years ago both "Maverick" and "Prey" would have been considered above average movies.

The only reason they're considered "great" today is because the vast majority of movies nowadays are steaming piles of crap.

What movies were so great in 2002? The Hot Chick? Die Another Day? Queen of the Damned? Attack of the Clones? Star Trek: Nemesis? The Scorpion King? Signs?

By the way, do you work in the Show Business?

Because I can't imagine anyone turd polishing the crap we're being fed today unless they had a vested interest in convincing people that movies in 2022 are "Better than ever!"

Yes and I never said that movies in 2022 are the best ever. However, they don't suck any more now than they did back then. People just tend to remember the good movies from the past more than the ones that sucked.


Again, I genuinely envy the feelings of joy that must encompass you when you hear that Taika Waititi, Patty Jenkins, or Kevin Smith are about to release a new product for your consumption. I truly wish I could feel the same way.
 
2022-08-14 9:57:40 PM  

WhippingBoi: Mugato: WhippingBoi: Mugato: WhippingBoi: The funny thing is, 20 years ago both "Maverick" and "Prey" would have been considered above average movies.

The only reason they're considered "great" today is because the vast majority of movies nowadays are steaming piles of crap.

What movies were so great in 2002? The Hot Chick? Die Another Day? Queen of the Damned? Attack of the Clones? Star Trek: Nemesis? The Scorpion King? Signs?

By the way, do you work in the Show Business?

Because I can't imagine anyone turd polishing the crap we're being fed today unless they had a vested interest in convincing people that movies in 2022 are "Better than ever!"

Yes and I never said that movies in 2022 are the best ever. However, they don't suck any more now than they did back then. People just tend to remember the good movies from the past more than the ones that sucked.

Again, I genuinely envy the feelings of joy that must encompass you when you hear that Taika Waititi, Patty Jenkins, or Kevin Smith are about to release a new product for your consumption. I truly wish I could feel the same way.


Well at least you're not a pretentious douche about it.
 
2022-08-14 10:35:12 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: WhippingBoi: The funny thing is, 20 years ago both "Maverick" and "Prey" would have been considered above average movies.

The only reason they're considered "great" today is because the vast majority of movies nowadays are steaming piles of crap.

This is just 1982:

ET: The Extra-Terrestrial
Rocky 3
An Officer and a Gentleman
Porky's
Star Trek II: The Wrath of ...
Poltergeist
The Best Little Whorehouse ...
Annie
Firefox
First Blood
Tootsie
Conan the Barbarian
The Sword and the Sorcerer
Friday the 13th Part 3
Richard Pryor Live on the S...
The Toy
The World According to Garp
Blade Runner
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Tron
48 Hrs.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
Victor/Victoria
The Dark Crystal
Things Are Tough All Over
Night Shift


Imagine anything like that kind of quality in one year these days.


Also Inchon!, Grease 2, Trail of the Pink Panther, Megaforce, They Call Me Bruce...
 
2022-08-14 11:07:57 PM  

Mugato: WhippingBoi: Mugato: WhippingBoi: Mugato: WhippingBoi: The funny thing is, 20 years ago both "Maverick" and "Prey" would have been considered above average movies.

The only reason they're considered "great" today is because the vast majority of movies nowadays are steaming piles of crap.

What movies were so great in 2002? The Hot Chick? Die Another Day? Queen of the Damned? Attack of the Clones? Star Trek: Nemesis? The Scorpion King? Signs?

By the way, do you work in the Show Business?

Because I can't imagine anyone turd polishing the crap we're being fed today unless they had a vested interest in convincing people that movies in 2022 are "Better than ever!"

Yes and I never said that movies in 2022 are the best ever. However, they don't suck any more now than they did back then. People just tend to remember the good movies from the past more than the ones that sucked.

Again, I genuinely envy the feelings of joy that must encompass you when you hear that Taika Waititi, Patty Jenkins, or Kevin Smith are about to release a new product for your consumption. I truly wish I could feel the same way.

Well at least you're not a pretentious douche about it.


Top Gun was just a damn fun movie. They don't make enough of those.
 
2022-08-15 2:28:03 AM  
Scientologist are just paying Tom Cruise via a slick Money Laundering scam. the theaters are sold out but no one ever goes in or comes out...
 
2022-08-15 3:02:29 AM  
Sultans of Swing
Youtube xZatdZ_bqOc


Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
 
2022-08-15 8:46:12 AM  
Prey (Comanche Dub) was the best movie I have seen so far this year.
 
2022-08-15 9:37:56 AM  

paulleah: Mugato: WhippingBoi: Mugato: WhippingBoi: Mugato: WhippingBoi: The funny thing is, 20 years ago both "Maverick" and "Prey" would have been considered above average movies.

The only reason they're considered "great" today is because the vast majority of movies nowadays are steaming piles of crap.

What movies were so great in 2002? The Hot Chick? Die Another Day? Queen of the Damned? Attack of the Clones? Star Trek: Nemesis? The Scorpion King? Signs?

By the way, do you work in the Show Business?

Because I can't imagine anyone turd polishing the crap we're being fed today unless they had a vested interest in convincing people that movies in 2022 are "Better than ever!"

Yes and I never said that movies in 2022 are the best ever. However, they don't suck any more now than they did back then. People just tend to remember the good movies from the past more than the ones that sucked.

Again, I genuinely envy the feelings of joy that must encompass you when you hear that Taika Waititi, Patty Jenkins, or Kevin Smith are about to release a new product for your consumption. I truly wish I could feel the same way.

Well at least you're not a pretentious douche about it.

Top Gun was just a damn fun movie. They don't make enough of those.


I'd like some more along the lines of What about Bob, The Great Outdoors, Grumpy Old Men, Ghostbusters etc. Seems like most of the entertainment effort is off movies and into TV these days though. And that started prior to Covid. I can't complain toooo much about that. Some really great shows out there.
 
2022-08-15 9:42:56 AM  
Saw Bullet Train on Saturday afternoon. Now here it is Monday morning and I couldn't really tell you a single thing about it. Mindless, pointless flick with no likable or memorable characters and a flimsy plot with idiotic "twists".

I imagine it was written by a committee of stoners that were all hitting a bong and then going "dude, we should add in that, when he stabs the guy, the blade hits his phone and doesn't actually stab him (but never mind that the blade actually went through the phone at least two inches)!" "Bro!! That's farking brilliant!!....this movie's going to be so great....lolololol"

If there was any saving grace to it, it's that the theater was nice and cool and it kept me from having to mow the lawn in 110 degree heat.
 
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