Sweet, I literally just poured myself a nice glass of fine scotch, on the rocks and this is posted!
I guess Brad and Mister X are kind of the podcast equivalent of fine scotch. Those smooth, smoky voices swirling around my head and making all the bad things go away.
And then it goes too far and I'm vomiting in the shoe of my neighbours corpse.
Dude, what the hell kind of scotch are you drinking!
Just the normal kind; stolen from the paralysed hands of a gibbering hobo.
The only watchable movie Will Farrel has ever made was "Anchorman." and even that was steaming pile of mostly-unfunny shit. I would rather re-pierce my nipple that watch that movie, the best fucking thing he has ever done.
Stranger than Fiction is an OK movie.
Also, The Lego Movie and Megamind technically count as Will Ferrell movies, so that's also a point in his favor.
I must agree with "blackacidlizzard", cool name by the way,
I just don't get the appeal of Will Farrell (or Adam Sandler, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Ben Stiller, T.J Miller or MOSTLY everyone the general public thinks is funny). Maybe it's the moustache or his costars, but I genuinely enjoy Anchorman. I didn't care to see the sequel but the first one still makes me laugh & I'd be lying if I said Will didn't contribute to said laughter.
P.S- Please don't get offended that I "quoted" your name. I assume that' not your birth name, so what's the harm? My birth name's Jacob, not "Jake". However, if that is your real name I apologize for the apparent mocking of it.
No love for Megamind? Or the Lego Movie?
OK, I have to admit I have seen none of those three movies. I may check out two of them, but don't like chlidren's movies no matter how well they are done, so "Lego Movie" is not on the list.
I did like The Lego Movie. Haven't seen Megamind.
Then you will not like Megamind either because it is also a children's movie.
I actually agree. Will Farrel is a really good second banana. he worked well as the father from The Oblongs, Fritz in The Producers, The Man Upstairs in The Lego Movie. but there's just something about him that I feel can't pull off main character status.
I actually had the exact, same conversation about "Raped My Childhood" with some of my cousins on 4th of July, and we were even talking about Ninja Turtles. We're all 80s kids, but we're honest 80s kids. We know that even the early episodes of the Turtles cartoon were just plain, fuckin' goofy. Hell, if you take a look at the original comics, you could even say the cartoon itself was a bastard child of the franchise. I love my nostalgia, but they're glasses, not a blindfold. We gotta be honest, and every time I hear Brad and X talk, it just feels good to hear people make sense.
On another note, as a hardcore Scorpion fan, I actually enjoyed the Mortal Kombat movie more than most. The Scorpion/Cage fight was one of the highlights of the film (goofy CG spear aside, of course)...also, as a hardcore Scorpion fan, I hated Annihilation more than most...mother...fucker...BUT yes, Lambert was the heart of the movie, and I do the laugh every time anyone even brings up the film, even before Raiden is mentioned.
And finally, the, well, no other way to describe it: "troll comment" X did during the door moment, my god, I needed that laugh! You magnificent bastard. Well, serves Brad right for that surprise "hey, we're recording!" opening to the show.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to change my cotton panties. This has been a deliciously awkward afternoon!
The raped my child aspect of remakes doesn't bother. It's devaluation of film as an art form. Tou don't rewrite novels so gormless kids don't feel alienated by their oldness. You don't repaint painting so they seem more up to date for morons. Films are a record. If you want to watch something like Videodrome watch Videodrome because it is exactly like Videodrome,
Ok there are one or two good to okay remakes. And you can argue about which ones.
But the reality is that modern remakes are just a way of reusing studio assets because there is no rental market and TV sales don't generate enough anymore. Plus brand recognition is high. Remakes basically market themselves by using the film.s history as ex number of years of free advertising.
The thing is there are plenty of decent modern films that don't involve reworking something that already exist in an inferior way.
I cannot tell if this is a troll post, a genuine film snob, or Kyle Kallgren himself.
This came out harsher than I meant it. It's just that when I was a kid and I watched an old film I accepted it was old and didn't think it should be remade so it looked more like the contemporary stuff I was watching. It's not like studios even just remake old films. They remake recent foreign ones as well. I was watching the Old Boy remake and it struck me that it was basically Turkish Superman without comedy value or rather with the comedy value buried under the gloss. Then you have all the IMDB tykes "remake this, remake that, the originals sucks , it's too weird, it's too old, make it more American". Theses people are idiots and the people raiding the vaults for a quick buck are also idiots.
Damn it I wasn't harsh enough. If a film is good it doesn't really need remaking and if it's bad updating it will only update it's faults. Brad and the other fella mention Cape Fear and I used to think it was better too. But the fact is it's nearly as pointless as the Psycho remake, The same score, The same camera angles, More or less the same script. But Nick Nolte would have made a better Max Cady than DeNero and still would only be half as good as Mitchem. Plus the ending was already done to death by 1991 anyway. The Mean Season with Kurt Russell is actually better at being Cape Fear than Scorsese's effort,.
I like the Fright Night remake more than the original, but this is because I think Imogen Poots is cute and Colin Farrel is great in it. The Thing gets cited but it's so different from the 50s film that it doesn't really feel like a remake anyway. The pits to me are Dawn of The Dead and the Hitcher Mind you, I don't have any truck with these old farts who see remakes as a symptom of Hollywood running out of ideas. I like modern films. I think the remake rush is just rebranding old product for an easy weekend box office grab.
Troll post? He's pretty much on the mark in my opinion. I don't hate remakes as an automatic reaction. Some of my favourite movies are remakes, but I think I agree that of late remakes are much more about some guys saying "This can make us money" than some guy saying "We can do a a really cool spin on this". I don't believe in nostalgic properties as sacred cows or anything but I am sick of movies being shit and having little effort put into them due to a reliance on a pre-established name alone to sell tickets.
Mr. X could use a better mic and damn it audio only podcasts should not be on a video service
Another great episode of The Random Button!
I like that this is the one corner of the internet where people talk about obscure things from my youth like Manimal.
As a Transformers fan since birth, I've had a complex reaction to the Bay movies. I liked the first one, utterly loathed the second (it may be the film with the highest shit-per-dollar ratio) and had a mixed but mostly positive reaction to the third. Then Bay gave an interview where he dismissed the complaints of the fans and said it didn't matter since they'd see the movie anyway. My reaction: fuck you, I have better things to do with my time and money than waste it on this bullshit which is barely cognizant as a Transformers product.
It helps that there's usually something else going on TF-wise to keep the fandom happy, whether it's IDW's comics, cartoons like Prime or Animated, or the War For/Fall Of Cybertron games. Plus many fans came to the conclusion ages ago that nothing the franchise can do will make everyone happy... with one exception. That was the casting of Peter Cullen as Optimus in the film, and for one brief moment, the Transformers fandom was united in their joy. Then Bumblebee pissed on John Turturro and it was all over.
"Bumblebee! Stop lubricating the man!"
Lame joke but I laughed at it.
Honestly, the only thing I'm worried about with the new TMNT movie, is that if it ends up being bad, it'll still be popular enough that they'll do the same thing they've done with Transformers, and get done the same way, again... and again... and again.... and again... If it's bad, I want to have a chance that they'll get better again
I will say, I do dislike the idea of Johnny Knoxville being Leonardo only because I find it a shame some talented nobody in hollywood is desperately will still be doing bus while the guy who deliberately smashed his nuts will earn millions of dollars. That said, from what I've heard of Johnny, he sounds fine. The movie overall looks better than it should given the groundwork laid.
Bollocks I didn't delete the words "is desperately and I can't edit my post. DOH!
I do agree with what you said about remakes. Bad ones do not erase the original. However George Lucas and Star Wars is the one example where Mister X's Stephen King quote doesn't apply. Lucas crossed the line when he went back and made changes and made it difficult to get a hold of the original unaltered movies in a modern format.
I agree that that shows a total lack of understanding and respect for his audience on Lucas' part. It seems like one guy saying "I'm right and you're wrong" while the entire rest of the world disagrees with him.
Also, with regards to Mister. X's Return of the Jedi bashing. That movie may have it's Ewoks, but it's still a very satisfying and fun end to the trilogy. Incomparable to the prequel trilogy quality wise. It has compelling, lovable characters, amazing special effects, great pacing, real sets and Darth Vader is more likeable and heroic than Anakin Skywalker ever fucking was. Stop raping my childhood Mister. X. That's Jimmy Saville's job.
-han or lando should have died to show the stakes
-rebel stuff should have been grungier
-luke should have shown more outward darkside potential
-more than ONE FUKKIN' EWOK should have died
-dave prowse should have been annakin skywalker
search your feelings...u KNOW them to be true!
I'm genuinely glad you replied Mister X. It's nice to have another black guy to talk to on here.
Those are some VERY interesting suggested improvements. To be honest I can't argue with them either, although I think my little heart would've broken if Han or Lando died. I guess following on from "Empire"s darker tone that might have been fitting but I always remember finishing "Jedi" as a kid and feeling really damn happy and satisfied and now I wouldn't want it any other way (which is surely different than the kids these days that finish watching the prequel trilogy who must just feel confused, depressed and vaguely aroused by Jimmy Smits).
I have a feeling this may come down to age. I was born in 1887 so I always new the original trilogy as one complete saga. I never saw one movie and then had a long period for expectations to grow before the next, and in fact I may have even seen them out of order. I have a feeling I saw "Empire" first because it always seemed to be on UK TV around Christmas time when I was young.
Nostalgia aside though, I'm going to say that "Jedi" is objectively a far better movie than all of the best parts of the prequels even if they were re-enacted by naked Brian Lewis's in my basement.
It's not a Stephen King quote, although he's not the only one it has been falsely attributed to. It was James M. Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice, Mildred Place). The quote, in full.
"There are some foods some people just don’t like. I just don’t like movies. People tell me, don’t you care what they’ve done to your book? I tell them, they haven’t done anything to my book. It’s right there on the shelf. They paid me and that’s the end of it.”
Mildred Pierce, even.
Note to self: the impact of pedantry is severely diminished when making it's own errors. I shall thrash myself sternly as punishment.
Ah the Wonder Woman costume outrage, made mostly by people who aren't familiar the character and or haven't actually picked up a comic featuring her in years because that exactly where the costume design came from. Go figure that a comic book trying make its character's somewhat realistic out of the many costume designs the character has in the comics they went with the Woman Woman costume design that vaguely resembles Greek armor for vaguely Greek Amazon warrior princess. As much as Synder has gone with muted color schemes I betting that they won't that muted outside certain battle scenes that are lit things like explosions or lava. Hell they muted the hell out of Captain America (especially in the last movie where there was no red in it at all) and no one complained because the character was A. well portrayed and B. If they kept the to the classic comic book design he'd look like a clown standing next Iron Man, Black Widow and the other Avengers.
In a film universe where Batman and Superman are wearing kevlar looking body armor, Wonder Woman wearing the classic Stars Stripes one-piece swimsuit with knee-high boots would kind of look out of place. The look is passable this Synder we're talking about if you're to be worried about anything worry about the strength of the script(especially since this one is juggling a lot of iconic characters) because Synder can translate a good script into a good movie as in seen Watchmen but he can't elevate a script be it mediocre or bad into good movie he doesn't have those kind of chops.
As someone who hasn't seen a good WW outfit other than the classic 40's Stars and Stripes - Zack Snyder did a good job on this one.
You didn't care for Linden Ashby in Mortal Kombat, Brad? I thought he was awesome as Johnny Cage and carried the film in moments where Lambert wasn't being hilarious. Added a lot of levity with a good balance between entitled douche and soft-hearted jock.
i agree that ashby does a better job than i gave him credit for in the initial viewing of the flick
What type of mic do you use Mister X?
i use an audio technica shotgun going into a usb dual pro pre-amp...but skype sez 'fuk dat shyt...we making u tinny!'
I think the only Star Wars movie that comes close to being a "good" movie was The Empire Strikes back. I went to the prequels expecting pretty much nothing from them and was not disappointed. Maybe it helped that my brother went through a phase where he'd watch episodes 4-6 each day for a year on the old beta. After hearing/seeing the movies 365 times straight it's hard not to remember all the flaws in the originals and then expect Lucas to do any better in later ones.
First bad thing to come out of the Ninja Turtles franchise was the godawful cartoon. I will give it the amusing point that every time I heard the Shredder I thought of Reddy the Fox from Tales of the Green Forest but that's about as far as it goes. I was not at all the audience for that show.
I will throw my hat into the ring of controversial Star Wars opinions. A New Hope is the best Star Wars movie and only Empire Strikes Back comes as close as being good to it.
I can see that, Peter Cushing makes everything better and the movie itself was a pretty big change for SF movies at the time. For me "good" is a mark of total quality and as Lucas' dialog and actor directing pretty much throw quality out the window...yeah. I find all the starwars movies to be "fun" to watch, (even the Ewok movies) but especially episode 3 as I bust a gut on that one every time.
Gotta say though that I found Return of the Jedi to be a lot more epic on my family's crappy old 12-channel tube tv with grainy image quality than on the remastered widescreen. I liked my 2nd deathstar dark and foreboding with only the silhouettes of Luke and Darth dueling rather than all brightly lit up.
Transformers is pretty much the figurehead franchise for "raped my childhood." I was rewatching the original Transformers cartoon and I came to realisation, about when the Autobots helped the Space Aztec atheists on Titan throw off their cargo cult Decepticon worshippers. Or when Prowl sells his comatose friends to Han Solo so they can use them as collateral to gamble in Jabba the Hutt's palace.
Transformers was always stupid.
It was a different kind of stupid, though. It was a stupid you could laugh with, instead of at. When it was offensive, it was out of ignorance, not out of intent. Plus, it was the 80s, it's downright restrained in most regards compared to some of the stuff that got put out. The new movies don't have that excuse, but I'm not mad at them as adaptations. I dislike them because they're awful movies.
That said, my first reaction to the rumour that TF5 will be based on Beast Wars was "oh god. no."
Subway, I just saw that earlier this year. It's like all the most awesomely cheesy 80s trends put into a slick glorified music video of unrestrained insanity. Sometime later I might rewatch it, maybe after celebrating Leon's 20th anniversary. I dunno.
Shit wait I forgot to mention the eargasm I had when I heard Lambert do his trademark laugh in French. Dammit.
heh heh heh...excuse-moi
Freakin awesome as always guys. Thanks so much.
glad u dug it...n' i'll keep interrupting brad n' pissin' off his fans who don't realize this is how we talk to each other for as long as he'll have me ~smirk~