May 8, 2013 at 6:54 pm #3138
This is a question and answer thread. A question is posted, you answer it, then post a question. Any topic is cool. This has been something that I’ve enjoyed on other private boards that I’ve been on. It’s not my concept, so I would love to credit the creators, but can’t because it’s a Fight Club situation. I’m sure you get it.
Here’s the first question:
Who do you usually agree with more, Chris or Graham?May 11, 2013 at 6:47 am #3148
That’s a tough question, a Sophie’s Choice if you will (keeping it TOPICAL, thank you folks, tip your waitstaff!). But based almost purely on the Tree of Life Skirmish of ’11, I have to say being Team Graham I tend to side with Graham on a lot of stuff. Especially Terrence Malick stuff. Chris is awesome too though of course!
My question: What eagerly anticipated movie have you found to be the biggest disappointment?May 11, 2013 at 8:40 am #3151
Way to cut me deep and bring back nightmares… PROMETHEUS. Ugh! I was so damn charged to see that movie that I almost forced myself to love it, but just couldn’t. Then I literally got into fights with friends over it because I couldn’t believe how well others were taking it and were even praising the flick. I agreed that the production quality was great, the cool gadgets (like the awesome scanner device that made a 3D layout of the place) were sweet, and hell the actors were pretty top notch with the material they were given (Fassbender’s David was so good I could watch a spinoff movie of him), but none of this could cover up the rotten, decrepit, foundation of this stinking pile. The writing! I mean the dialogue, the odd character interactions, that outlandish choices, the ridiculous plot points, etc, etc…
Well, I could go on for pages (and have) about why this could’ve been a fantastic movie (all the elements were there) but crashed and burned like a flaming bag of dogshit, but I think I’ve said more than enough for a simple random Q & A thread. Moving on.
Paper or plastic?May 15, 2013 at 9:50 am #3160
Oh wow Prometheus, yeah… what more can be said about that.
To self servingly answer my own question, one of the last movies I was thoroughly disappointed by, aside from Prometheus, was the first Silent Hill movie. I was all psyched up about it after reading how much the director was a fan of the games and all the cool stuff he was going to do, then I went in and was just underwhelmed. I’ve avoided the others after hearing bad things about them. I’ve stopped getting excited about much of anything moviewise anymore, I prefer to set my expectations low then be pleasantly surprised. The biggest treats lately have been the smaller indie films, especially horror, that kinda come out of nowhere and blow you away. Big studio blockbusters can still do this too on occasion, like with that new Dredd movie. Wow who’d have though that would be so fun? It’s basically a sci-fi Judge Dredd version of The Raid, like was mentioned on the podcast.
To answer your question: plastic because I hate the environment (actually just by default, I haven’t seen a paper bag in a grocery store since I was a kid).May 15, 2013 at 10:16 am #3162
Dredd was a great ride and was completely worth the price of admission. Interesting point about that, The Raid actually lifted its storyline from Dredd as opposed to the other way around. The time it took Dredd to get picked up and made (including all the post-production time) was enough for Raid to get shot and slip in beforehand. Of course I think both flicks are great in their own right so I’m quite please the way it all played out.
By the way, Sgt, I appreciate your answers, but think you may have forgotten to drop a new question. 🙂May 16, 2013 at 8:28 am #3164
Oh yeah, I forgot!
Cats or dogs?May 19, 2013 at 9:55 pm #3165
I was hoping someone else would jump in on this thread, but it’s been a few days, so I’ll jump in now and maybe someone new will jump in later…
While I like dogs, I prefer the independence of cats for easier care. You don’t have to go walk a cat to take a dump. Although, you sometimes have to deal with yowling at 3am. Guess it’s a trade off.
Bigger talent: Joss Whedon or JJ Abrams?May 24, 2013 at 5:40 am #3177
I was hoping someone else would answer this, because I’ll lose some nerd cred here. I’m not incredibly familiar with their work. I haven’t kept up with the superhero movies at all lately, as I got disillusioned by the fact that most of the ones leading up to The Avengers felt kinda disposable, like they were just extended trailers for the Avengers, so I ended up skipping The Avengers.
So my points of reference are Firefly (not a movie, although I guess the later movie Serenity would count!) for Joss Whedon and Super 8 and Star Trek for JJ Abrams. Based off those criteria, I’m going to have to go with Joss Whedon. I loved Star Trek, was just lukewarm on Super 8, but Firefly (and the movie Serenity) pushed all the right buttons. It’s a space western, how cool is that? So that’s my totally biased and out of touch take on that question.
What’s your favorite obscure movie you’ve found that no one else seems to know or care about?June 3, 2013 at 10:45 am #3228
I’ll jump in.
Angel*A. Written and directed by Luc Besson, its about a guy in deep with a lot of money for the mob and decides to kill himself. Then he meets an angel. It’s shot in black & white and the the cinematography is the most loving of the Parisian streets as you may ever get. Beautiful, heartbreaking and funny. Brilliant movie.
Can I do a 2 part question?
Do you eat at the movies? Why?June 3, 2013 at 4:01 pm #3230
You can do as many parts to your question as you’d like… The rules are pretty loose in this thread. 🙂
I usually only buy a large drink. It’s definitely pretty crazy because we pay about $4.50 at our theater for a large drink, so even if you refill it about 6 times, you’re likely still not getting your money’s worth, but it’s tradition with me. When I bring my wife, we always have to get a large popcorn too because she loves movie popcorn. It’s the same $4.50 as the soda so we always make sure to get a free refill on the popcorn as well and just call it dinner.
Speaking of dinner… If you could choose any movie character to have a meal with, who would you choose? Feel free to go into detail about your reasons.June 7, 2013 at 3:48 am #3256
Well Woody Allen plays basically the same character in most of his movies, so I’m gonna say that movie character. I’m not really sure if he’d have more to say on life, love, etc, but he would probably have the funniest things to say about them.
Musicians who become actors or actors who become musicians?June 9, 2013 at 7:37 pm #3276
I’ve been a Will Smith fan since way back. I loved Fresh Prince of Bel Air, but quite honestly I was blown away by him when he did Six Degrees of Separation (which may be a good movie for our Film Club)and have since followed his career pretty closely. So, I’ll go Musician to Actor.
Who wins in a fight, Zach Braff or Jack McBrayer?June 11, 2013 at 1:24 pm #3297
Have you seen that guy? His hands are quick and his skull is thick. He’d fight with all the skill of a pretentious rhinoceros.
Coffee or tea? And how do you take it?June 24, 2013 at 11:17 pm #3375
Coffee. I usually take it only in extreme states, meaning Bitter Black or Coffee Shop creation sugary sweet.
Do you think the strongest source of creativity is discontent?August 17, 2013 at 7:17 pm #3615
I think not the strongest, but the most reliable.
Meaning, the resultant from discontent takes the majority, but not the “top of the mountain”.
What is the finest of the arts?
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