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    In term of Whedon as a creative, the guy who wrote and directed "Restless", "Hush", "The Body", and "Once More With Feeling" (just to take a few from the Buffy stuff) gets a lifetime pass for me.
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
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    Quote Quoting Peng (view post)
    In term of Whedon as a creative, the guy who wrote and directed "Restless", "Hush", "The Body", and "Once More With Feeling" (just to take a few from the Buffy stuff) gets a lifetime pass for me.
    I mean, this.

    Even his superhero movies are best when it's just a bunch of people sitting around and talking. He creates a dialog that just oozes drama.

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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies

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    I've never watched an episode of Buffy.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Examples?
    Everything he's done that I am aware of.

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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    Overrated is a really overrated term.
    Totally.

    Joss Whedon is a shitty writer and a shitty feminist.

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    Anyway, while we're talking about beloved self-identified male feminists being creeps with women, the Louis CK thing has popped back in the news again, this time courtesy of Tig Notaro.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/tig-not...conduct-rumors

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    I've never watched an episode of Buffy.
    I can't blame anyone not getting past the short season 1 (although I don't find it too bad; has some creaky charms); I myself started the series because I wanted to read along with Noel Murray's AV Club reviews. But, without hyperbole (at least from my opinion), "The Body" will probably remain one of the top 5 TV episodes I have ever watched.

    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    Overrated is a really overrated term.
    I don't do it consciously, but I'm glad I've chosen such that this word doesn't come up often among film people I've followed on twitter or message boards I've been.
    Last edited by Peng; 08-24-2017 at 03:59 PM.
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    I had no idea Notaro had a show on Amazon. I need to check that out. I really like her stuff.

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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Everything he's done that I am aware of.
    That's what I thought.

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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies

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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Everything he's done that I am aware of.
    I swear I don't do this based on your (admirably) vocal stance on the political thread, but the first thing that pops into my mind is that this is so vague it could have been a (certain politician name)-ish answer.
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    Quote Quoting Peng (view post)
    I swear I don't do this based on your (admirably) vocal stance on the political thread, but the first thing that pops into my mind is that this is so vague it could have been a (certain politician name)-ish answer.
    Peng, okay, excuse me, excuse me, excuse me, Peng, but Joss Whedon is a lightweight, okay? (sniffs) And I have people in Los Angeles who are telling me the worst things about him, the worst, you've never heard anything like it, it's unbelievable.

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    Quote Quoting Peng (view post)
    I swear I don't do this based on your (admirably) vocal stance on the political thread, but the first thing that pops into my mind is that this is so vague it could have been a (certain politician name)-ish answer.
    He's very bad. Tremendously bad. Very, very bad.

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    Quote Quoting Peng (view post)
    I swear I don't do this based on your (admirably) vocal stance on the political thread, but the first thing that pops into my mind is that this is so vague it could have been a (certain politician name)-ish answer.
    He has a history of this (see quote in sig)- Most of his opinionated hyperbole posts are for shock value and nothing more. No merit. No evidence. Notta.

    Which is a shame, because I'd love to know more and discuss it. But good luck getting anything.

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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies

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    Over the last 15-20 or so years, I've spent way too many thousands of words and wasted way too much of my time on why I don't like Whedon's writing. Now, it's just easier to say I don't like him and move on.

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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    Overrated is a really overrated term.
    It really isn't, because every corner of the internet is filled with hype, and we get it from both ends -- from the fanboys at the bottom and the corporations at the top. I don't understand how someone can express disdain for somebody else having a negative reaction to that.

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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    Anyway, while we're talking about beloved self-identified male feminists being creeps with women, the Louis CK thing has popped back in the news again, this time courtesy of Tig Notaro.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/tig-not...conduct-rumors
    I've heard about this for awhile -- but holy shit, Jen Kirkman is probably the least credible source for anything that anyone could possibly imagine.

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    Yep, "overrated" is a perfectly valid term. I've never understood why anyone would find any fault with it. It's a simple shorthand for "I like this less than the general consensus". I get that maybe it's the fact that it references the opinions of others and thus may be confused with that horrible practice of reviewing the "opposition" camp rather than the movie itself (e.g., "Fight Club fans are too attracted to the superficially comic tone to recognize the hypocrisy of its message"), but that is not what it does. It provides context for where the reviewer's opinion sits in relation to the general consensus.

    Overrated movies and TV shows:

    Tree of Life
    Parks and Recreation
    The Big Lebowski
    Children of Men
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    But if it is a valid term, why would you two have a problem with someone calling it overrated?

    *Inception bwams*
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    But if it is a valid term, why would you two have a problem with someone calling it overrated?

    *Inception bwams*
    I don't have a problem with the use of the word. I would have a problem with the argument itself, because it's wrong. Like those poor deluded fools who think Jaws is overrated.....
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    It was just a simple shorthand to say I like that word less than the general consensus. The internet is filled with people using that word a lot and I just have a negative reaction to it.

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    Went to a concert last night and had a great time. First concert I've been to in nearly 10 years.

    Headliner was Pallbearer. Bask and Kayo Dot were the openers.

    Long time fan of Pallbearer but had never seen the other two. Bask blew me away and I bought their album.

    It was at a little club venue, and after each act the band themselves went to the merch table and sold their stuff, Pallbearer included. That was super cool.

    Much prefer these smaller venues to big stadium shows.
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    Between a recent episode of Radiolab about smarty-pants setting up a new digital currency and that story about an A.I. being taken offline because it started creating it's own language...I feel like it's possible an A.I. has birthed on the web. Further evidence, it's trying to communicate with MC via spam threads, but in it's infancy, it hasn't figured out how to properly communicate yet.

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    That hurricane heading this way is making me kinda nervous. And I'm not one to get nervous about hurricanes. >_>

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    Stay safe, TGM!

    (Also Duke's New England bunker/cabin/fortress/hut is unoccupied now, should you need to seek higher ground.)

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