Why doesn't Jake like me? :(
I'm really sick of the found footage films as well...the only one I "like" is Blair Witch, and even then it's just OK. I think it's really difficult to make an authentic found footage movie, not easy. It's easy to shit one out on the turn of a dime, but it's hard to make a good plot structure and real cinematic moments. Frankly, I think a found footage movie based of The Slender Man or Marble Knights would be terrifying; a found footage remake of E.T + Wall-E isn't really the focus of this genre.
Agreed. A found footage movie only works if there was some dark, not-fully-known reason for why it got lost (film crew murdered, went missing, went crazy). A low-budget movie on Slender made could do that.
"Blair Witch" isn't about seeing supernatural stuff (outside of the weird totems, the strange noises at night, and the abandoned house), but about these three college kids slowly losing their minds to despair and are at each other's throats.
One of my friends is actually working on a Slendel-based monie. It's more of a short film but I think it looks pretty good from what I saw. But yeah, there's not a ton of movies that would work really well with found footage. Probablybthe only way it would really work is to really justify the cameras- maybe only use security camera feeds or have some extreme athletes wearing Go Pros.
I loved TrollHunter and the first [REC].
That's about it.
Troll Hunter is amazing, but it bums me that Hollywood wants to do a remake.
Don't watch many found footage movies, but I did like "End of Watch" a whole lot.
Gareth Evans' "Safe Haven" in VHS2 was masterful definitely makes the film. Also the Zombie GoPro one was pretty gross and funny. Worth a Netflix watch at the very least.
Um...there already is a Slender Man found-footage movie, dude. In fact, I think there are three or four of them at this point.
Isn't the entire Slender Man schtick about found-footage?
Yup, Marble Hornets came out online way back, and Slenderman himself came from a thing on Something Awful where people photoshopped pictures to be creepy I believe.
Thought so... tried following it, when Slendy was being mentioned everywhere, but it all felt like people were forcing it to be a big deal.
"He can only appear to people who know about him"... so he should have negated his own existence the first time he drove someone insane? Same problem I had with that stupid Ethan Hawke movie - I just can't follow the logic.
So, you guys are saying that Melissa McCarthy's husband isn't a very good director?
Given how the said "the direction sucks" and "she shouldn't act in movies directed by her husband," my guess is yes, they're saying he's not a good director.
Yeah, but the line about how this movie was directed by a five year old was kind of ambivalent. I wasn't sure what he was trying to convey there.
I'm no rocket scientist, but I'm pretty sure it means that the movie looks like it was directed by a 5 year old.
I'm highly certain they don't LITERALLY think it was directed by a 5 year old kid.
I seriously cannot take Mylissa McCarthy in any way seriously due to her schtick. "Hey! I'm a fat woman in Hollywood! Let me make a bunch of fat lady jokes in movies, and when I am not making fat lady jokes, I'll be making trampy sassy lady jokes!"
Not a fan. She was fine in Gilmore Girls, though, because she was not doing that.
Actually, she's done a LOT of T.V. dramas, probably to wash the bile of Hollywood out of her mouth, and she's been INCREDIBLE.
The way I see it, the "shtick" is probably just Hollywood being dumb enough to think "Fat leading lady? Obviously we must base her ENTIRE CAREER around fat jokes."
So far I've seen two of her movies, both comedies, and neither of them had a lot of fat jokes. The jokes were mostly about her being crude and "outrageous".
Did she do a whole lot of fat joke movies that I never heard about?
1) They did not have *a lot* of fat jokes. They are still there, and still annoying.
2) I hate, hate, HATE "crude and outrageous" humor in comedy, regardless of the size or sex of the comedian. It is puerile and annoying, and while it can be done effectively it takes a ton of charisma to pull it off effectively and must be used sparingly.
Not to take away from the second vid but im saving that first one for last!
I was surprised to find out about the cheating husband part. From the trailers, Tammy seems mentally disabled as if McCarthy went full retard.
My question is if the acting made up for the stupidity. She's a fantastic actress, she just picks some bad movies sometimes. I really like her as a person, and I find her acting to be very good, it's just that she usually only gets offers for crappy comedies that mostly consist of fat jokes, and stupid jokes. I honestly feel really bad for her.
that trailer sounds like a Grim Fandango film
In case you didn't know, the movie "The Book of Life" is made by the creator of "El Tigre". So it's basically like a feature-length, 3D version of that Dia de los Muertos episode!
conspiracy "theories" are stupid?!
Theyre not theories you fucking asshole, you dont know how dumb you sound right now...
Guys. It is a good thing "omfg" informed Brad and Jake about how wrong they are about conspiracy theories. Now they will finally see the light and embrace the truth.
And, in this particular context, when I say "truth" I do mean "insanity".
They are bullshit fantasies made up by delusional and gullible people.
Just like Christianity.
OOOOOOOOH! I just won that one!
Linking religion with insanity? Woah, my mind was just blown by the new ground you covered there.
If you guys liked the animation in the Book of Life trailer, can I recommend playing the game Psychonauts, or just looking up some footage of the Velvetopia level on youtube or something? It might really turn your crank. Also the game is sweet.
And in a similar (and even closer to Book of Life) vein - Grim Fandango.
...oh hey there, HD remake!
Jeeze, how could I forget Grim Fandango? Yeah. Book of Life definitely has some Fandango in it, for sure.
Any Tim Schafer is good Tim Schafer, so it all works out in the end!
The end of the year show might be pretty boring if the year doesn't pick up. Jake's only seen, like, six movies and he liked half of them. Are we supposed to rely on other people's anger??
I dunno man, Brad's rage at Single Mom's Club and Think Like a Man Too was something to behold. Karma is screwing him for sending Brian and Dave to all those Tyler Perry movies.
Don't forget Endless Love.
Or "God's Not Dead". Or "A Million Ways to Die in the West".
We still got the new Step Up, Sex Tape, Michael Bay's Mutant Turtles, aliens whatever, in August
Oh come on, its not THAT BAD. Im sure TMNT will be fine! Look I turned Shredder into the "Shreddator" , April acknowledged that the Turles being aliens was stupid *Wink*, and the Foot Clan are now mercenary black ops soldiers like in every action movie EVER made, making it totally lriginal to source material that never had it! Also the CGI makes the Turtles look more like the cartoon, totally intentionak!
Did Brad and Jake get the trailer for Home?
That looks like some fucking shit. Can't wait for that review.
I don't know. It looks significantly less shitty than I thought it would be, when I read the Wikipedia article.
I admire that about Dreamworks. They don't mind making shitty films once in a while, because they like to experiment. I got to give them props.
I'm looking forward to it, sounds like an interesting story, looks fine (though not as stylistically weird but appealing as Boxtrolls, polished and colorful as Big Hero Six and goddamn GORGEOUS as Book of Life) and I'm all for finally FINALLY making the lead of a movie in the cg style a person of color (I'm not usually one of those people it's just that is something that makes me happy okay?) and Jim Parsons himself is really funny in that quirky way when the material he has isn't a boring show about comic nerd geniuses being jerks to everyone. He was the lead in a show on Broadway like a year or two ago and he was great in that! So his presence is actually kinda making me happy... :3 (foolish optimism maybe this could be a piece of shit but the animated movies this year have been better than usual so...)
they dont shoot the monkeys because they are really not a treath.
i mean they shot a couple of them. but they go to the jungle and a fucking virus kills the humans, the monkeys where just scraching in the jungle
I completely agree with Jake. Fuck dolphins! They are cold-blooded sociopaths and gang rapists. That and I want to kick their stupid ass smiles off their faces. Plus, when the Earth was destroyed, they just took all of our fish and ditched us. Fuck em!
You don't fuck dolphins, dolphins fuck you.
Dolphins don't fuck me.
CUZ I'M DUKENUKEMMMMMMMMMM!
Don't be alarmed, Apu. Just go about your daily routine like I'm not wearing the hat.
Now why didn't I go see the worse movie tonight?
Jake hates JFK conspiracies because he was the shooter in the gazebo.Oh,wait,wrong meme.
I loved the previous Planet of the Apes film, so I'm looking forward to next week's sequel! Early reviews for the sequel has been very positive, so it should be very promising for you Brad!
I know bro! Monkeys with guns and face paint like the Ghosts from Call of Duty, bro! Riding horses and beating up Gary Oldman, dude, its gonna be the sizzle!
earth to echo sounds like it could be a south park episode. the government certainly sounds like there from an episode.
the first time i saw Earth To Echo trailer i thought it was a rip-off E.T. But after seeing the video on it, it sound like E.T. the video game the movie
I'm with Jake on this one. Fuck dolphins up the blowhole. Dolphins are assholes, and the only reason people like them is because the look like retarded sharks.
Plus, they didn't even warn us when the Vogons demolished the earth. They just straight took our fish and dipped!
The only found footage i like, was from Private jenkins in Halo.
thats how you do found footage.
Sturgeon's Law posits ninety percent of everything is crap...
This can be applied to found footage films, comedy movies, and conspiracy theories...
Dolphin Jake loves his dolphin movies. Send Jake to Dolphin Tale 2.
Oh, by the way, my cousin Free Willy watched this video: he and his sharks are looking for some prey.
Dolphin Jake eats tuna for breakfast.
I dunno man, I think he raises some good points about dolphins.
You just don't see Jake does in hiding.
My friends really hate dolphins, I try to get them to be less offensive but... I just don't think there's anything i can do. They just poke fun at my anger issues and... i just feel so lonely in the world. :(
I only like dolphins when they cause people physical injury.
Otherwise I dislike them because they only exist to be a "Hey look at me I'm a fucking dolphin doesn't my existence give you joy?" AKA they're useless pieces of shit, just like most animals.
They GANG RAPE females, of their own species and others. And they look like assholes. That's why I hate dolphins.
"An adorable Modok"?
But, Modok's already adorable.
Depends on how good your windshield is. If you hit one dead on in a car it'll probably go up on the hood and smash into the windshield before being flung forward or to the side.
But the other aspect you're likely to run into is the blood and shit "cocktail" that it leaves all over your windshield/car in the process if they actually die.
NOTHIN LIKE IT BABY!
I've heard Chronicle is a good found footage movie. Is it worth of a watch?
Yeah. Also, "End of Watch" is pretty good.
Don't be to quick to let Melissa McCarthy off the hook.. she co-wrote Tammy with her husband.
The sad thing is.. I do find her funny and I do think she can act. But damn, she needs a good script and director for it to happen. If not, her stuff turns into a train wreck pretty easily. I think the comparison of her to Adam Sandler is spot on.
So after Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, we'll probably have Day of the Planet of the Apes and then Land of the Planet of the Apes and then Diary of the Planet of the Apes and then Survival of the Planet of the Apes and then...
Then planet of the apes versus Dukenukemmmmmmmm.
look at my aaaass! GET SUMMMMMMMMMM!
I loved the first film: Night of the Living Planet of the Apes!
Meh, normally I wait to watch these reviews until after I see the movie but I'm never gonna go see Tammy and I am, like Jake, not a fan of found footage so I wasn't planning on seeing Earth to Echo so I'm here.
Melissa McCarthy confounds me, I feel like I should hate her because her shtick is annoying as fuck and the obnoxious, crude, fat thing feels like it's just more of the Hollywood thing of "let's be dicks to people who are different it'll be hilarious!!1!11!1!"" (There's ways to do it right and except for Bridesmaids she hasn't.) but I can't. I don't know maybe I'm charmed by her TV stuff but she's honestly just charming and kind of adorable. Plus like you said there is potential there but it's wasted on bad scripts/directors. Which makes me frustrated when I hate her movies so much because I just can't bring myself to hate her for it... Just hearing about it it sounds, at best, like a less horrible but not good Adam Sandler movie which... pass. Nice to hear she's doing a movie that actually sounds decent! It's even nicer to hear she's working with the director of the Heat again because that was okay...
Aw, Dave... I feel for you man. I seriously considered sending you a care package last year full of Pacific Rim merch, candy and booze while quietly slipping in a 50$ bill to start to apologize for all the worthless crap Brad's sent you to because you had just the worst movie lineup in possibly one of the worst recent years for movies. Or at least an apology card (and some booze). Might actually do that for both you and Jake and Brian even if Jake's lineup has been impressively decent this year.
Speaking of, Jake, I'm sorry you'll be at Planes: Flame Broiled with a Side Of Barbecue Sauce in a few weeks but at least you'll probably have material as funny as the last Planes movie gave you. Maybe inventing a shitty sequel to /Jetsetters/? (I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited for that review) You've had a good year though and there are more good things to come! Boxtrolls, Big Hero 6, Book of Life, Home and I think there are probably other good ones that I'm forgetting. It really has been a good year to go to the kids movies! Brad, you had some suspiciously good timing on that one I'm side-eying you so hard right now.
(When Equestria Girls 2: Rainbow Rockets comes out in the fall and you see it in a theater packed with Bronies in cosplay I'll take that back... x3)
As for Earth to Echo, if I have to take my cousins or other kid relatives to see it (honestly if I was asked to I'd just say screw that and take them to HTTYD 2 because I loved that movie so much!) I feel like I might not have a terrible time but I'd just sit there wishing I was watching ET.
Also dolphins I'm weird about. I don't trust them at all but they're cute so I just can't hate them. Also how could you hate conspiracies guys, they're great! It's like a bizarre art form to see what conspiracy theorists can pull right out of their asses and say with complete conviction! :)
Considering the nature of some of us fans, I'm honestly surprised someone hasn't actually created some Jetsetter fanart.
Brad, Art Competition! Best Jetsetter poster gets to pick which drink you subject your poor abused stomach to next!
Those jetsetters are gonna pay for bustin up my ride. I'm Dukenukem get summmmmmmm!
Surprised you guys went so easy on Tammy. What a fucking shitbomb. Predictable as all hell, I didn't even have to worry about caring about the characters when scenes I knew were coming did come, because the movie gave me NOTHING to care about. Beyond just awful characters in general, the characters are awful in this bizarre way that isn't even... in-character!? Like, holy FUCK. I'm supposed to believe that this deer-CPRing woman is going to go "hey wait a minute, I'll just fucking rob a place"? And don't get me started on the whole Tammy/Grandma interaction, that was so back and forth the entire way that I really have no idea what I was supposed to take from any of it aside from "these characters are flawed, look at their flaws, oh boy flaws".
As you said, the fact that the entire premise for the trip was non-existent pretty much set the tone and made it hard to care or even understand what was going on. Tammy/Grandma are buddy/buddy? I mean, are they... pretty sure Tammy said "fuck you" when ... Pearl ... (that was me trying to remember that character's name even, fucking Pearl and Earl, kill me now) even offered to go on the road trip. So it wasn't like they started out as buddy/buddy. And then we're supposed to be surprised when she gets locked out of the hotel room? Or the crazy insult scene which was apparently supposed to be dramatic? This movie is harder to follow than fucking Primer.
In a rare moment, we started having bad thunderstorms mid-movie and the power flickered, causing the projector to go out. I thought I was free. Sadly, they got everything working and the shitshow went on.
It was one of those movies where you're just embarrassed to even be associated with it by being in the theatre. I tried to shut my brain off and enjoy it, I really tried. It didn't even get a chuckle. Nothing worked. It was so on-rails that it felt like I had already seen it before, or that I had somehow developed latent psychic powers from my sheer boredom (I was slumped, mouth agape in the chair, so it was either that or a fever dream during an aneurysm).
Also, regarding praising McCarthy, let us not forget that she not only produced this sorry suppository, but also helped write it. If anything this is her 3rd strike for me and there's no way I'm going to be interested in or see anything else she has anything to do with. The directing was probably the nail in the coffin, sure (I don't feel like I need to go into this any more than you guys did), but don't tell me she couldn't have somehow helped fix this. She let this happen. She's an accomplice, bar minimum.
Fuck this movie!
And when you mention (Earth to Echo) the possibility that Echo could have been kicked off his planet, it reminds me of Lilo & Stitch. Never came to mind when I thought of ET analogues, but there it is.
Also, Brad, on vacation, I had a dream where Paul Giamatti was in a magic shopping mall that he had all control over and all he did with it was torment Jake by adding floors where his ice cream was and look down on him from above on a precarious platform of some kind, like David Bowie from Labyrinth, but with a shit-eating grin, and pace back and forth, with that face resolutely fixed. Then, naturally, came the image of Jake screaming "Whyyy, Paaauuul Giamaaaatti" in the way he said "Aaaaassss to aaaaassss." The ice cream part is likely from how the innkeeper at the place we stayed took our ice cream away before we were done (just clarifying that).
Upon hearing that comment my first thought was the "main man," Lobo, from DC Comics… except he wasn't kicked off of his planet, rather he blew it up as his high school science project (gave himself an "A").
Eh, I see nothing wrong with a guy having a thing for mannequins.
My dream girl is as follows (This is a dream girl, I don't know anyone like this, but this to me is what I believe to be the perfect girl)
1) pale blue skin
2) yellow eyes
3) 7 feet tall
4) short orange hair
5) likes to hurt people physically, enjoys wrestling
Also FUCK THE DOLPHINS
Except Ecco The Dolphin, he was fucking awesome. That game was weird as hell.
oh and when I say "Short Orange Hair" I mean "Short" as in the kind of hairstyle Uma Thurman had in Pulp Fiction, only dark orange.
Brad and Jake should play Michigan: Report From Hell. It's a somewhat obscure game where the entire gimmick is to play like a found footage movie.
Brad, FYI, Goat Simulator was made purely as an April Fool's joke (it was officially released online during April 1-st), but it became so popular that the original creators were roflcopting their asses off and decided to "why the fuck not? They give us monnies" and released full version.
And the most funniest thing is in that it's actually a pretty decent game content-wise. There's a shitton of things you can do in this game. Like, for example, actually perform a satanic sabbath with human sacrifices, to summon Satan in the world. Yes. You're doing it as a goat. A goat performs a satanic sabbath with human sacrificial offerings into the magical ring. I. AM. SHITTING. YOU. NOT.
Hey Brad...wanna do an LP of it, or at least a vlog review, like you did with GTA V?
P.S. GTA V comes to PC, now officially. AWWW YISS!!!11.
Brad, really bro? No chicks in these reviews!? Pretty gay bro.
Dude, I know bro! These guys need more chicks talking about explosions bro! None of this kid stuff dude, we need more Michael Bay, and more Roland Emmerick making shit go boom yo!
Dude, totally, totally dude! Dude! I mean seriously bro, seriously, BRO! Dude, bro! Yo man, yo, dude! Dude dude seriously seriously bro dude dude bro seriously bro dude seriously dude yo yo dude bro dude!
Man, whats with these creepy guys in the comments sections? Seriously, annoying, bros.
I'm here to chew soap and wash bubblegum. GET SOME!
I can see all these bug eyed freaks with my duke vision! GET SUMMMMMMMM
OMG it's Duke Nukem xD wtf
Dude Nukem or whatever your name is, bro! Can you lift, bro? Dude I bet you cant even drink one brewsky without getting shitfaces, yo! *Winks*
Doest thou even hoist male sibling?
'Ery morrow is lower extremity morrow.
So.... what you're saying is Echo is a Master Builder?
It's funny Brad's saying he only remembers what he didn't like about Rise of the Planet of the Apes when the review was one of the main reasons I actually saw the movie. The trailer looked terrible; the review made me say "I gotta see this." One of the best movies of that summer.
Jake should give Chronicle a chance. A found footage superhero film.
I think you meant Battle for the Planet of the Apes, not Conquest. Conquest was the 5th movie. Planet of the Apes, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. Battle and Escape are some of my favorites because of the camp.
nvm I got the order reversed you were right. derp
Why would you shoot an animal for developing sentience? In most of the civilized world, we don't kill sentient beings even when they've murdered people.
And anyway, it happened much more gradually than that in the film. It's funny that Jake should say what he said about autists...
Because killing animals is fun.
And come on, in the "civilized" world, we have wars where we kill millions of other human beings just for the sake of establishing dominance. And saying that humans are the only animals that kill each other only further proves that we're dominant... at least that's how it seems in my logic.
Have you ever killed a bug, and then felt really good afterwards? That's the sentience that comes with killing something. As much as everyone hates to admit it; killing stuff feels super good. That's why we have so many violent video games; it appeals to that emotion.
Man is the cruelest animal, indeed.
You should probably see a psychiatrist, Dexter
Somehow I don't take offence to that... mostly because I don't watch Dexter.
That's like if I went into a pay phone and somebody said "Hey, nice job DOCTOR WHO!!! DERRRRRRRRRR"
I actually almost always feel like shit after I kill a bug. The exception is when my cat finds a bug and we kill it. It's a pack mentality thing I guess. And the few times I've run over an animal, it's taken me weeks to recover.
I don't think what you're describing is normal. Video games are different because they're an acknowledged fantasy where we can act out our violent impulses safely. And war is also different than Jake's proposed idea of killing an animal in a lab simply for developing sentience. That's monstrous.
Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with humanely killing animals for food, but that situation would change VASTLY if they became sentient. I mean, even now, if you go to a field and meet some cows, you'll find them tremendously warm and friendly animals. If they know you at all, they'll seek you out and thrust their heads under your hands because they'll want to be close to you. But at this point in their evolution, they're so dependent on us and we need them for so many things that it's almost abnormal not to use them and eat them. If they could somehow tell us 'I don't want to be eaten', or even if they could conceive of themselves as an 'I', that would change vastly. We aren't even alright with killing dolphins or apes these days because they're so intelligent, and they probably aren't anywhere near sentience.
Your feelings are a bit troublesome.
Personally I find it disgusting that we base our opinions on animals based on how intelligent we see them.
Frankly, I just don't really have that much emotion towards death: death is a natural occurrence, a simple aspect of life. Death itself can happen in tragic scenarios, but none of which truly apply to animals.
Take bears for example, they abandon their own children at a very young age, and if the young one refuses to leave, then the mother eats the child.
Animals don't have the same moral concepts that we do, and that kind of shows how ignorant of a species we humans are. We regard animals under our own moral standards, when in reality animals each have their own traditions, their own morals, their own strategies towards survival; that when we press our own styles of LIVING upon them it almost seems more cruel when we press our own styles of DEATH upon them, at least that's how it is for me.
Why did I comment this on this particular video? I should have put this conversation on the "Free Birds" page. That would have been more relevant. Sorry guys.
Hey Brad, sorry for the unrelated question but have you played Hotline: Miami? Seems like it'd be right up your alley.
Hey that's that one game that was one of the first games played by Steam Train! I remember that, yeah that game looks like it would appeal to Brad, I agree.
WRT the subdivision over the spaceship, from what I could gather it wasn't the spaceship that was shot down -- it was Echo and his key to it that was.
What I really want to know is how the hell in the age of internet, cell phones, and...oh, I don't know... AIRPLANES... does no-one notice that there IS no actual freeway being built? How the hell after all these people move away and then find out that there homes are still there, and if there not then at least their land is and being sold to other people, is there not a huge-ass lawsuit over that?
Damn you only now know about that JFK game? I liked shooting everyone, but JFK, so he's alone in his car.
You know... that game would have been cool if it allowed you to do things differently, then show how your actions change history.
For instance, what if you chose not to shoot JFK, but instead decided to just shoot his wife? How would that have changed JFK's performance as a US president?
That kind of effort would have made that game interesting rather than offensive.
Also, what JFK was shot in a place that wouldn't have been lethal? What would he have done after getting out of the hospital?
One of the government dudes says that they shot it down six days ago. So, there's your answer for that.