Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Vice Principals (Season 1)

  1. #1
    Replacing Luck Since 1984 Dukefrukem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    31,724

    Vice Principals (Season 1)

    OMG Yes.


    Just Watched
    A bunch of crap until Infinity War

    Currently Playing | Played
    Windlands / The Division / Siege (Steam) ★★★★★
    Red Dead Redemption (PS3) ★★★★★

    TV Show Currently Watching | Watched
    Star Trek: Discovery (S1) ★★★

    Currently Reading | Read
    The Dark Tower (King) ...



    Thoughts / Youtube / Film Diary

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

  2. #2
    In the belly of a whale Henry Gale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    4,596
    Fucking finallyyyy!

    Trying to temper my expectations -- I mean, if Eastbound & Down isn't in my hypothetical Top 5 narrative comedies of all time at this point, then I don't know what is -- but Goggins and McBride are a pairing I already can't do without.
    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Yates, 2018) ** / 4.7
    The Spy Who Dumped Me (Fogel, 2018) *** / 6.4
    Suspiria (Guadagnino, 2018) **** / 9.3
    Mandy (Cosmatos, 2018) **** / 8.9
    mid90s (Hill, 2018) *** / 8.6
    This Is The End (Rogen/Goldberg, 2013) *** / 8.5
    Scary Movie (Wayans, 2000) * / 3.6
    Halloween (Green, 2018) *** / 7.8
    First Man [IMAX] (Chazelle, 2018) *** / 8.4
    Overlord (Avery, 2018) *** / 7.6
    Hell Fest (Plotkin, 2018) - ** / 4.8

  3. #3
    Administrator Ezee E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    27,166
    Absolutely will watch.

    Velvet Buzzsaw - *
    Bohemian Rhapsody - * 1/2
    Glass - ***


    twitter

  4. #4
    In the belly of a whale Henry Gale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    4,596
    Held off but finally cracked and watched the first five episodes back-to-back last night.

    I really like it, but the premiere is almost the least confident or outright funny episode of the bunch and it quickly feels more confident right after that. The leads are great, some of the supporting performances are quietly phenomenal, and though it's short on the bigger laughs or pathos of Eastbound at this point, I admire how much it's going for such a different thing altogether. I also get that it's extremely dark and beyond cringeworthy and that's not going to be for everyone (and I'm not sure it's even as polished or thoughtfully done as it could be), but some stuff is just stunning in its unwatchable depths in the very best way.

    Crazy that they already have the whole series wrapped and we're just getting it doled out over two years. But if it keeps up and naturally escalates from where it already is, then we're in for something crazy.

    This also has the best TV score of the year this side of Stranger Things. And very similar sounding to boot.
    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Yates, 2018) ** / 4.7
    The Spy Who Dumped Me (Fogel, 2018) *** / 6.4
    Suspiria (Guadagnino, 2018) **** / 9.3
    Mandy (Cosmatos, 2018) **** / 8.9
    mid90s (Hill, 2018) *** / 8.6
    This Is The End (Rogen/Goldberg, 2013) *** / 8.5
    Scary Movie (Wayans, 2000) * / 3.6
    Halloween (Green, 2018) *** / 7.8
    First Man [IMAX] (Chazelle, 2018) *** / 8.4
    Overlord (Avery, 2018) *** / 7.6
    Hell Fest (Plotkin, 2018) - ** / 4.8

  5. #5
    I really didn't like the pilot and never got round to the others... so it does get better?
    Last 10 Movies Seen
    (90+ = canonical, 80-89 = brilliant, 70-79 = strongly recommended, 60-69 = good, 50-59 = mixed, 40-49 = below average with some good points, 30-39 = poor, 20-29 = bad, 10-19 = terrible, 0-9 = soul-crushingly inept in every way)

    Like Someone in Love
    (2012) 56
    Timbuktu
    (2014
    ) 62
    The Changeling (1980) 65
    The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019) 59
    Ida
    (2013) 65
    Nocturama (2016) 68

    Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days
    (2018) 45

    The Guns of Navarone
    (1961) 71
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) 65
    A Simple Favor (2018) 47

    Stuff at Letterboxd


  6. #6
    Administrator Ezee E's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    27,166
    I liked the first two episodes and just forgot about it. I'll have to catch up.

    Velvet Buzzsaw - *
    Bohemian Rhapsody - * 1/2
    Glass - ***


    twitter

  7. #7
    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    I really didn't like the pilot and never got round to the others... so it does get better?
    Not especially. I think you have to find unjustifiable stupidity and cruelty funny and I don't. All the characters, save perhaps the guy who works in the cafeteria, are deeply unlikable. I've yet to figure out the purpose of this show.

  8. #8
    Basically every moment in the pilot featuring McBride's character outside the school (i.e., with his ex and kid) was a complete drag and dissuaded me from watching any more. And impressive feat given Goggins is a co-star.
    Last 10 Movies Seen
    (90+ = canonical, 80-89 = brilliant, 70-79 = strongly recommended, 60-69 = good, 50-59 = mixed, 40-49 = below average with some good points, 30-39 = poor, 20-29 = bad, 10-19 = terrible, 0-9 = soul-crushingly inept in every way)

    Like Someone in Love
    (2012) 56
    Timbuktu
    (2014
    ) 62
    The Changeling (1980) 65
    The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019) 59
    Ida
    (2013) 65
    Nocturama (2016) 68

    Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days
    (2018) 45

    The Guns of Navarone
    (1961) 71
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) 65
    A Simple Favor (2018) 47

    Stuff at Letterboxd


  9. #9
    In the belly of a whale Henry Gale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    4,596
    Yeah, I'd say the fourth and fifth episodes were both my favourites of the bunch from a comedy and character perspective and gave a better sense of what its general direction is going to be too (until it likely goes nuts and completely subverts those expectations).
    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Yates, 2018) ** / 4.7
    The Spy Who Dumped Me (Fogel, 2018) *** / 6.4
    Suspiria (Guadagnino, 2018) **** / 9.3
    Mandy (Cosmatos, 2018) **** / 8.9
    mid90s (Hill, 2018) *** / 8.6
    This Is The End (Rogen/Goldberg, 2013) *** / 8.5
    Scary Movie (Wayans, 2000) * / 3.6
    Halloween (Green, 2018) *** / 7.8
    First Man [IMAX] (Chazelle, 2018) *** / 8.4
    Overlord (Avery, 2018) *** / 7.6
    Hell Fest (Plotkin, 2018) - ** / 4.8

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
An forum