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Postby OMGBEES » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:30 pm

I agree that the added sequence with John Malkovich is less good than a lot of the jokes they cut out - that's totally valid. But that sequence looks cool and is well-acted, so it's not really THAT bad. And the whole thing hangs together a bit better than a more direct translation would, and the casting is honestly pretty inspired. Mos Def is a better Ford than Geoffrey McGivern, and I feel like that says something. And Bill Nighy? As Slartibartfast? HOLY SHIT! It's like Heath Ledger as the Joker!

And YEAH the ending is totally different but so what? Half the radio show is entirely different and that's the primary material! People forget that - Adams never intended the books to be the "canon" or whatever you want to call it, he always though the radio show came first. The end of the movie is cute and adorable and heartwarming, so fuck you, you monsters!

it got SO lambasted to me by everyone I knew that I avoided seeing it until literally last night, and I wish I hadn't! Stujpid really, because it means I ignored Frye's law: Anything with Stephen Frye in it is at LEAST so-so.
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:09 pm

OMGBEES wrote: Stujpid really, because it means I ignored Frye's law: Anything with Stephen Frye in it is at LEAST so-so.


Exactly. I think, at least more often than not, that the amount a certain portion of the hardcore fanbase for a property hates adaptations of that property is inversely proportional to the actual quality of the finished product.

See: Pretty much every Harry Potter movie released after the first 2.
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:25 pm

Anyone who is interested, if you either don't have the extended copies yet or are looking for an upgrade, Amazon has the entire blu-ray box set of the LOTR movies on sale for $40 right at the moment.
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Postby OMGBEES » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:52 pm

Have the BluRays, sometimes feed a Saturday to them.
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:04 pm

Heh, quite a few of these Adventure Time mashups are pretty great :D

http://www.dorkly.com/post/61029/50-bes ... et#!bqcZhg

There are a lot of really good ones, but the Gorillaz, Scott Pilgrim, Last Of Us and Journey mashups are particular favorites.
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:32 am

The more Burn Notice I watch, the more I like. This is a fun show.
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Postby Bag of Ass » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:22 pm

Have you guys seen Sword of Doom? Of all the samurai movies I've seen, this one has the most realistic swordplay, most similar to my kendo and iaido training.

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Postby dogmeat » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:36 pm

Too-Much-Coffee Mistress wrote:The more Burn Notice I watch, the more I like. This is a fun show.


Yeah, it's kinda fun.

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Postby dogmeat » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:32 am

Guardians of the Galaxy then. What fun.

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Postby pablo banquo » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:34 am

Oh hell yes.
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Postby dogmeat » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:54 am

Although the post credits scene was odd.

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Postby Gobo » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:46 am

dogmeat wrote:Although the post credits scene was odd.

oddly hilarious

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Postby pablo banquo » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:10 pm

That's the reason they did it. Shits and giggles.
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:18 pm

Wanted to dip back to Hitchiker's Guide for a second to mention that I luuuuv those deleted scenes, particularly the one between Nighy and Freeman. "YOU'LL NEVER SAVE HER, DENT ARTHUR DENT!"
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:18 pm

Wanted to dip back to Hitchiker's Guide for a second to mention that I loooove those 'deleted' scenes, particularly the one between Nighy and Freeman. "YOU'LL NEVER SAVE HER, DENT ARTHUR DENT!"
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:10 pm

So the last couple episodes of The Strain have shown signs of actually not being terrible. Maybe I'll stick with the show after all.
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:57 am

Questionable Content

Just saying, if the next two strips are Steve eating cereal, I am going to hunt down and keeeeel Jacques...
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:40 am

*ahem* I would just like to say one thing.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHEHEHEHE

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Postby OMGBEES » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:23 am

We saw Left Behind as a $5 matinee. We all assumed Nicolas Cage would be twice as screamy as usual, but sadly his performance was understated and pretty natural. It was a weird movie - basically a disaster movie that consists entirely of "WHAT IF PEOPLE SUDDENLY DISAPPEARED" with answers like "cars would crash!" and "people would totally mug you on scooters". Almost the entire movie is spent going WHAT IS THIS WHY WOULD THESE PEOPLE DISAPPEAR when it's called Left Behind and most of the thing is about the conflict in a family when the mom becomes a born-again Christian. HOW DOES ANYONE NOT KNOW.
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:07 pm

I don't see how it could possibly compare in quality to the Kirk Cameron version. Now that was a film.
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