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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    Broadway plays don't have soundtracks. They have cast recordings; so there is an error in your code somewhere, but at least you did sound mostly like a human.
    You make a good argument, and I'm beginning to wonder if I'm AI as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    Rampage. It was as terrible as you might imagine.
    Ugh, why would you even?

    And moviepass is not an answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    Ugh, why would you even?

    And moviepass is not an answer.
    Moviepass is an answer!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    Ugh, why would you even?

    And moviepass is not an answer.

    It almost makes me question how effectively he would use a year of unlimited first-class airline tickets. Hypothetically speaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post

    It almost makes me question how effectively he would use a year of unlimited first-class airline tickets. Hypothetically speaking.
    Starts again next January (albeit, now it's only 6 months at a time instead of 1 year)


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    Chappaquiddick was a good, if not great, retelling of the Ted Kennedy's accident with Mary Jo Kopechne. It was interesting to see how his inner circle scrambled to save his reputation, and served as a reminder that morally compromised leaders are often stupider than their fixers. I remember those events, which occurred contemporaneously with the first steps on the moon, so there wasn't a lot new here, but it was still instructive and depressing. At the end of the movie brief interviews with Massachusetts voters showed nearly all of them still supporting Ted, blowing off his negligent homicide (and cover-up) as no big deal. Trump is accused of things much less serious (at least so far!), but I was still reminded of how evangelicals so easily overlook his impressive body of work with respect to philandering and deviousness.

    Back to the movie: a solid B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    Moviepass is an answer!

    Moviepass is amazing. Unlimited first class tickets? I will never know.
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    Rampage-- I have to admit I was super tired and fell asleep, but the movie had me laughing pretty good at how they were able to shoehorn the non-plot of the old arcade game into a feature length movie. Made even more amusing by the Rock and Negan stopping in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    Yeah, your example reinforces my point, so thanks (unless your hiding a lot in the et al). It's certainly true that Wicked is not as well structured (the the length of the source material makes that difficult) as the classics of the golden age .
    Um, yeah, that was kind of my point. Above you say that TGS is teh sux because of it's messy plot, then you turn around and say the Wicked is not teh sux because of its messy plot. And THAT proves your point! lol. People don't attend musical theater for plot and char dev. They attend for the joy (or the sorrow) of the song and the dance.

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    P.T. Barnum: Do these smiles seem fake? It doesn't matter where they come from. The joy is real.
    Mr. Bennett: So you are a philanthropist?
    P.T. Barnum: Well, hyperbole isn't the worst crime. Men suffer more from imagining too little than too much.
    Mr. Bennett: The creed of a true fraud.
    P.T. Barnum: Mr Bennett, when was the last time you smiled? Or had a good laugh? A real laugh.
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    A theater critic who can't find joy in the theater. Now who is the fraud?
    BTW... Wicked was savaged by the critics upon release (like TGS) but really came into its own because it had "legs", e.g. profound audience support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Perhaps you recalled that we don't attend musical theater for the "character development and plotting"?
    I thought of this last night as we attended Hamilton and had a good laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    Rampage-- I have to admit I was super tired and fell asleep, but the movie had me laughing pretty good at how they were able to shoehorn the non-plot of the old arcade game into a feature length movie. Made even more amusing by the Rock and Negan stopping in.
    I'm gonna pass on that one. I avoid all movies The Rock is in.

    I did see Beirut and thought it was a solid thriller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    I'm gonna pass on that one. I avoid all movies The Rock is in.

    I did see Beirut and thought it was a solid thriller.
    Loosely based on events of that time but forcing to remember the details of the Buckley kidnapping.
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    Isle of Dogs. (btw, the translation is labeled incorrectly - the kanji say "dog island", but I digress)

    Well worth the price of admission. Stylish and mesmerizing. But it lacks the charm of Fantastic Mr. Fox.
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    Watched Game Over, Man! on Netflix tonight. I didn't look at the reviews before I watched and it has gotten panned by critics so far. I laughed through the whole thing though. It stars the main guys in Workaholics (on Comedy Central). I have only seen that show once, but I like that kind of humor. The movie was very, very vulgar with a lot of gory violence and an extended scene where Adam Devine goes full frontal (it is hilarious). It was also about 30 minutes too long. I saw one review call it a parody of Die Hard, but I've never seen Die Hard so I don't know if it is accurate.

    Definitely would not recommend it for everyone, but if you like some trashy humor and can handle a lot of blood and some graphic male nudity, you might find this funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Isle of Dogs. (btw, the translation is labeled incorrectly - the kanji say "dog island", but I digress)

    Well worth the price of admission. Stylish and mesmerizing. But it lacks the charm of Fantastic Mr. Fox.
    I think it's a play on words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    I think it's a play on words.
    or wordplay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Isle of Dogs. (btw, the translation is labeled incorrectly - the kanji say "dog island", but I digress)
    Yeah that bothers me every time I see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UVACoug View Post
    Watched Game Over, Man! on Netflix tonight. I didn't look at the reviews before I watched and it has gotten panned by critics so far. I laughed through the whole thing though. It stars the main guys in Workaholics (on Comedy Central). I have only seen that show once, but I like that kind of humor. The movie was very, very vulgar with a lot of gory violence and an extended scene where Adam Devine goes full frontal (it is hilarious). It was also about 30 minutes too long. I saw one review call it a parody of Die Hard, but I've never seen Die Hard so I don't know if it is accurate.

    Definitely would not recommend it for everyone, but if you like some trashy humor and can handle a lot of blood and some graphic male nudity, you might find this funny.
    If you liked the movie, you'd love Workaholics. So stupid but also very funny.

    I also recommend The Inbetweeners on Netflix. That is a great show. Very funny, but also a bit crude, so choose your viewing companions wisely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    or wordplay.
    Yes, definitely one of those two.

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    This is what we are talking about. That top character = "dog", and the bottom character = "island". BTW, the character for island is a bird sitting on a mountain. Always thought that was kind of cool.

    This doesn't matter at all, just an interesting observation in case someone was using this to learn a couple of kanji.

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    Thanks for the clarification, JL. This saved me from getting a tattoo thinking it said “Dog” when it really said “Island.” That would have been embarrassing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Thanks for the clarification, JL. This saved me from getting a tattoo thinking it said “Dog” when it really said “Island.” That would have been embarrassing.
    Ha. Don't get me started. You wouldn't believe how badly people butcher Japanese characters on tattoos.
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    Nice to see Bill Murray and Scarlette Johansson working together again.... I wonder what he'll whisper in her ear this time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Ha. Don't get me started. You wouldn't believe how badly people butcher Japanese characters on tattoos.
    Hmm, these are Chinese characters stolen and misappropriated by the Japanese.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frank ryan View Post
    I'm gonna pass on that one. I avoid all movies The Rock is in.

    I did see Beirut and thought it was a solid thriller.
    I thought Jumanji was worth putting up with Rock for. Laughed pretty good at that one - Jack Black is great.

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    A Quiet Place. Loved it. Easily a top 5 movie experience for me. I bet you could hear a pin drop in the movie theater. I think everyone was scared to move. Super intense movie. I felt like I had taken a whole tub of preworkout or something. My heart was racing throughout. I'm glad I saw it in the theater.
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    A Quiet Place - Almost the perfect movie and one you have to see in the theater. Sure there are some plot holes, but the story was pretty tight and the overall plot worked very well. Pacing was good and was not overly long. I especially thought that all elements (color, sound, camera angles, etc.) were very well used. The suspense was perfect as it wasn't overly used. I can only think of one place where I thought the suspense was used in a forced way. The ending was also perfect from the axe drop to the very end.

    Jumanji - Saw it twice, which was probably too much but MJ found out I liked it so she wanted to watch it. Fell asleep part way through the second time through it. The first viewing was great. The humor is pretty good (especially when Jack Black learns to pee with a penis ) and all other actors were very good (yes, even the Rock). Definitely worth the time to watch and pretty family friendly...oh, and that chick has some nice abs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    A Quiet Place - Almost the perfect movie [...] I can only think of one place where I thought the suspense was used in a forced way.
    The silo of corn "quicksand"? Super dumb.

    Agree with you and Surfah. Must be seen in the theater for effect.
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    Finally saw The Greatest Showman this past weekend. Fun story and well acted. The sets and costumes were great. But all the fanfare about this thing is just way overboard. The catchy pop tunes feel very Disney made-for-TV movie. In fact, the entire thing feels very much like they gave the Disney Channel movie department a quadrupled budget allotment and let them go to work. Not a bad thing, but it's a far cry from the spectacle some would claim it to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Finally saw The Greatest Showman this past weekend. Fun story and well acted. The sets and costumes were great. But all the fanfare about this thing is just way overboard. The catchy pop tunes feel very Disney made-for-TV movie. In fact, the entire thing feels very much like they gave the Disney Channel movie department a quadrupled budget allotment and let them go to work. Not a bad thing, but it's a far cry from the spectacle some would claim it to be.
    No comment on the choreography?
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