What would it be like if the first comment wasn't about Blip? Maybe, just maybe, we could learn to live and love again. Learn to tolerate each other and grow and be better people that one day can meet each other's needs and wants without even trying.
Nah fuck that Blip is dumb.
Oh your going to get some hate from the indie diehards. red letter trashed this movie and people got mad.7
...but this is a positive review.
Still, Dave is in the review so fuck him
Red Letter Media are the same breed of commentators as Cracked.com is. Cynical "doesn't like anything" attitude that makes me want to kick them in the balls.
And this comment is everything wrong with the internet. Disagrees with a single review, writes off their entire output as mindless "doesn't like anything" criticism. A complete load of horseshit, dude.
"And this comment is everything wrong with the internet."
I am sorry. I thought I was speaking as an individual expressing his own opinions, not the embodiment of what you dislike.
"Disagrees with a single review, writes off their entire output as mindless "doesn't like anything" criticism."
It is not solely based on a single review. The reviews on 'Half in the Bag' have a cynical unwilling to enjoy themselves mindset because mainstream Hollywood does not cater to artsy-fartsy tastes. Even when they review a movie positively, they say it is for reasons that the mass movie going public will not get. They exude pretension and double-down with hypocrisy by making movies and videos solely design to take the piss out of the audience.
I will give them credit, though, for defending politically incorrect humor in this video:
They liked GoTG. They just hated Boyhood and brought up good points for why. Boyhood was garbage with a gimmick that everyone feels that the film should be consider a masterpiece for. For me what made this movie worse is the diehard fanboys that rip anyone to sherds for even voicing a minor criticism or for not treating Boyhood like it was the second coming of Christ. Its fucking Avatar all over again!
I wish the movie had ended about 15 minutes sooner than it did with him driving off to college. I didn't really care about meeting his roommates. But when I saw the film I was sitting all the way at the front and my eyes were about to roll back into my head by the time the movie ended.
Also when we had this at work we had conflicting times for the showings because the movie was so long. So the night I saw it, when the movie is 20 minutes from ending, this whole slew of people walk in to sit down in an already crowded theater because they can't listen to the ushers who are telling them that their movie is in a different theater. And they stayed for the remainder of the movie, never once thinking about the fact that the boy in "Boyhood" is no longer a boy at this point.
I've wondered if the management at that theater ever noticed that there was always a car of people lingering in the parking lot after closing time.
There's no way this movie deserves the ratings it's getting all over the Internet. It's clear to me that the only reason it has 100% on Metacritic and 99% on Rottentomatoes is due to the way it was filmed rather than the actual quality or content of the movie.
I absolutely agree with you. This movie is only talked about, even in this review, because of the process. There is nothing great about the movie itself.
Next week in the US there's a British movie called Pride getting a limited release which you have to see. It's a true story about gay people teaming up with coal miners to fight Margaret Thatcher. I saw it yesterday and it's incredibly entertaining and funny (97% on Rotten Tomatoes as I write this).
Sounds pretty gay bro' :(
I wonder if this is really Jake.
I'd rate it 9/10 on the Homo scale.
You know, it does sound pretty gay.
I'm looking forward to that too!
I wanna go & see it just so I can make some homophobic jokes…. :D
It's an interesting film, but it's umpteen years effort to make a light drama. It would have worked better with unknowns as the leads. I was a single parent for a few years so my sympathies were with the Mom.
ATM is really dumb
Birdman looks like it might be my kind of film.
YAY!!!!! I'm so happy you finally saw this movie!!! One of the Best American movies ever!!
No its not.
For some reason, I've read it as the "Boycott" when I first saw the title.
Judging by the review, it should've been called just that.
Boycott it? Oh fuck, I will!
Now, you KNOW you guys have to do the Birdman review with the birds masks on.
That Biiiirdman is a fowl imposter! I wouldn't steal the crrrest on his helmet even if he had one!
Nice, dude. Nice. XD
The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps.
Aw, man, no review of Tusk from you guys? That's a shame. Guess I'll have to take my chances and see if Smith has anything new to offer in the genre, or if it's more Human Centipede bullshit with a Canuck twist Xb
I am so glad I'm not the only one who got a "Human Centipede," vibe from the trailer to "Tusk." I think they'd be crazy to not review "Tusk."
You claim you made all those accounts to troll Nick, but it was really to troll Kyle Kallgren.
33:26 - what the hell?
it was David Morse not Tom Skerritt :)
First Daughter was the Michael Keaton president of the United States movie. David Morse was Jodi Foster's dad in Contact. Tom Skerritt was the guy who meets his end at the hands of Jake Busey.
Lol Contact was awesome! But the ending was pretty stupid, admittedly.
My secret got mentioned. Woo! Thanks Brad.
And what else was I going to call him?
wasn't there already a midnight of this, what am i confusing this with?
Ha! I already did a scripted review of ATM.
I'm going to post my thoughts on the film before watching the review.
I'll admit it's ambitious, and for that worked out reasonably well given the shooting schedule. The acting's mostly fine, especially Arquette, Hawke, and surprisingly Coltrane. It probably does match the vision of what Linklater wanted fairly well... to a point which I'll get to.
I still really hated this film. To me, this was like watching 12 years worth of some admittedly well-made home videos of a kid that in the end I really ended up hating. Maybe that was the point, but I don't think so -- I think I was supposed to sympathize with the kid, and I really didn't. I fully agreed with the girlfriend who called him an asshole, and I'd add pretentious onto that as well. Add onto that what I found to be a very predictable arc of the mother marrying a succession of assholes (who DRINK... which everyone does so why is the film singling that out?) and the film rather irritated me. Even when they're assholes, what are they really asking of the kids -- do your chores, maintain an appearance -- I don't get it. Yeah, I know, they (at least the first one) beat the mother --- I'm NOT arguing that they AREN'T assholes, just that some of the attempts to get me to sympathize with them being assholes to the KIDS fell flat, in particular the second one where Mason gets mildly chewed out for breaking curfew. And the ending... WHY? Why does the film continue after he starts driving off to college? At that point I already didn't care, and his *boyhood* should be over. Instead we get a few more scenes with him at college hanging out with more people I really don't know or don't care about. That the girl is the same one who supposedly gave him a note about his hair just makes it worse -- I can barely recognize my own cousins after not seeing them for 10 years, let along a girl I only saw on screen for about 20 seconds.
So, yeah, if you end up liking this film, that's fine -- I can even understand why, but I really ended up hating this film and was very happy to leave the theatre when it was over. I can live with this just being a case of it not appealing to me, but that's just it -- I'm not going to say I like a film I really didn't, even if I can credit it with otherwise being well made.
(This is second attempt to post due to internet issues -- please delete the first post if this is a duplicate)
Thank you! My thoughts exactly. That little twerp, to me, felt like a mouth piece to Linklaters hipster, pseudo intellectual, bullshit philosophy! But what I think makes this flim worse for me is the diehard fan boys of this film who are more fanatical and defensive then a religious fanatic. This film does not deserve the 100% rating it has on Metacritic. Its just doesn't.
Calling people hipster, pseudo intellectuals is the pure definition of idiotic. Judge the move on its own merits, not the people who enjoy it.
Actually Linklater let the actor develop the script with him with his own thoughts too in order to achieve a better effect, for I know plenty of teenagers who sounded exactly the MC.
You hate the movie because the kid was an asshole? Isn't that supposed to be the point?
Even if that is the point, and as I said I'm not convinced it is (I got that we were supposed to emphasize with the kid, which I didn't -- he's an asshole, I'm not going to do that), why does that mean I should like it?
Watched ATM about a year ago with some friends.
Laughed our freaking asses off.
We joked the entire time the killer was actually Drake Bell.
Drake Bell couldn't kill his own career.
Glad you guys finally got around to reviewing this. I'm about two months younger than Ellar Coltrane (the boy in Boyhood,) so this movie resonated with my childhood a lot. I think this movie is really important for my generation. I understand people who didn't like this movie. It's very slow and not super strong on the story, but I absolutely loved it. Great, quiet little movie with a great backstory. Very sentimental. Saw it in theaters twice.
Didn't watch the movie yet, but all I will say is that, in my opinion, the best movie about a kid coming of age that I saw (so far) was "Mud".
If anyone has watched both movies, can you tell me which is better, in your opinion?
Hmm. Apparently one of my favorite directors is written off here as "pretentious hipster pseudo-intellectual." How dare this flick be character-driven and not plot-driven!
can someone link me to the wedding pictures? i have to know what brad and jake looked like
Just found out that Brian's official IMDB page lists "Slaver Brian" as one of his aliases.