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    Nah, Almodóvar continues making great films. His style has matured but he has not gotten worse in any way.

    I think the right answers to this questions are Lars Von Trier and (as mentioned in some other thread) Neil Marshall, who was never a genius but started his career as strong as it gets.

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    Quote Quoting Sven (view post)
    Dario Argento (early stuff still good). Kenneth Branagh (early stuff not good). Sam Raimi (50/50).
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    I mean, Shyamalan, if we all continue to not watch his first movies Praying With Anger and Wide Awake, which the world has pretty much collectively agreed to.

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    Did this exchange actually happen? (I don't have cable, and the Daily Show's online feed crashes my laptop.) If so, it explains SO MUCH.


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    I'd be surprised if he actually said that... But if he said it, it reminds me of the time that Tim Burton said he didn't read comics, after directing two Batman movies.

    Curiously JJ's pseudo-Trek were the biggest successes that franchise has ever had. So he succeeded at least in bringing something to a larger audience.

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    So he succeeded at least in bringing something to a larger audience.
    Yep.

    Generic Action Science Fiction Movie #1

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    Also, I'm not worried about his handling of Star Wars, because those are already pretty generic.

    *runs*
    *sees mob of star wars fans chasing*
    *runs faster*
    *sees mob slowing down*
    *hears mob wheezing*
    *slows down*
    *hears mob complaining about leaving their basements*
    *stops*
    *waits for mob to catch up*
    *runs again*
    *sees mob give up and go home*

    "Ah, well."
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    I remember that interview, and I remember remembering that Jon Stewart is not a Star Trek fan. Pretender!

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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies

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    Hahahaha


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    Thought a second viewing of Zulawski's Possession would illuminate some things. Nah.
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    So...they made an Entourage movie.(?)

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    A week and a half left in the semester, and then I'm gonna watch so many movies, my eyes will fall out. Can't wait.
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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    So...they made an Entourage movie.(?)
    And you wouldn't believe how things turn out for Vinny and the boys.

    Just fine.

    The answer is just fine.

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    I wish Uwe didn't turn off the camera after mentioning the Avengers. He was on the verge of having a point.
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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies

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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies
    Ow my eyes rolled out of my head!

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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies
    Let's not ... let's not get crazy here.

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    At least some Uwe Boll movies take some chances with things.

    There is nothing worse than the mediocrity of the Marvel U movies.

    Although if we include Ang Lee's Hulk (do we?) then I'll have to concede that it is better than anything Boll has made.

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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    At least some Uwe Boll movies take some chances with things.
    How so?

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    Some of them are subversive and irreverent, others are celebrations of bad taste and nastiness, and some like Rampage and Tunnel Rats actually at least try to tackle some social issues and loftier themes.

    I'm actually a pretty big fan of Boll - he's an anachronistic director, straight from the glory days of the straight to VHS movement. I have no problem including some of his films with others like Combat Shock, Street Trash, and some of the better, more subversive Troma films.

    Besides Lee's Hulk, I can't think of single interesting thing about the Marvel U movies. So sick to death of them. But that's a broken record.

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    Quote Quoting Spun Lepton (view post)
    Ow my eyes rolled out of my head!
    lololol

    Can someone please post what I'm thinking here.... I mean... am I being trolled???

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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    At least some Uwe Boll movies take some chances with things.
    Absolutely. For example, comprehensibility.

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    Quote Quoting Spun Lepton (view post)
    Absolutely. For example, comprehensibility.
    Hehehe.

    I'll take something incomprehensible over something mediocre any old day.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    lololol

    Can someone please post what I'm thinking here.... I mean... am I being trolled???
    You're probably thinking something about hipsters and IPAs.

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