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Old 04-26-2016, 05:20 AM   #2642779  /  #801
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Bonus: the great NATASHA LYONNE as another cubicle rat.
I like Natasha a lot too. If you haven't seen Slums of Beverly Hills I highly recommend that to anyone. Natasha is pretty damn good in it and it's an all around good movie with a great cast.

I remember liking her in But I'm a Cheerleader but honestly don't remember enough of the movie now to say whether it's worth recommending to everyone.

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

Not having seen the original adaption from 1947 with Danny Kaye, whom I never really cared for, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this one given I feel pretty much the same way about Ben Stiller. Stiller is not necessarily a bad actor but he's just not my cup of tea and tends to star in a lot of things I'm pretty much jaded by. Namely, rubber-stamped comedies and rom-coms in which he's pretty much the same fucking guy.

I bought into it and found myself moved a lot more than I thought I would.

More accurately, there are unrealistic moments in the movie alongside some low-key humor. But I was enjoying it enough to forgive those moments, encouraged to suspend a little extra disbelief that would normally turn me off.

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Old 04-27-2016, 03:19 PM   #2643125  /  #803
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X-Men Apocalypse.
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:22 PM   #2643126  /  #804
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i saw fruitvale station.
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:38 PM   #2643132  /  #805
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The Gambler. John Goodman was pretty cool in it, the rest of the movie . . . ehhh . .
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Old 04-27-2016, 05:35 PM   #2643183  /  #806
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Bonus: the great NATASHA LYONNE as another cubicle rat.
I like Natasha a lot too. If you haven't seen Slums of Beverly Hills I highly recommend that to anyone. Natasha is pretty damn good in it and it's an all around good movie with a great cast.

I remember liking her in But I'm a Cheerleader but honestly don't remember enough of the movie now to say whether it's worth recommending to everyone.
It's getting pretty dated, but it's still relevant to LGBT kids just coming out. I'd certainly recommend it to people outside metropolitan areas where ostracizing LGBT kids is still official policy. I loved SOBH as well. My favorite Lyonne movie though is Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby which is an unadulterated mess but as long as you embrace the mess it's hilarious.

Her personal life is interesting as well. Best way I can figure it out is that she was 13 or 14 when she was making the same mistakes most of us make at 19 or 20.
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Old 04-29-2016, 12:51 AM   #2643744  /  #807
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i saw fruitvale station.
Did you like it? I thought it was solid.
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Old 04-29-2016, 03:00 AM   #2643762  /  #808
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I did like it. Michael b Jordan is going places

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Old 04-29-2016, 02:35 PM   #2643887  /  #809
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Creed was pretty awesome.
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Saw Hush. Directed by Mike Flanagan (Oculus and Absentia). It's an above average thriller, smarter than most, with nothing particularly new to offer, but very well made with an excellent performance by Kate Siegel.
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Old 04-30-2016, 02:46 AM   #2644174  /  #811
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re-watched medicine man and citizen x for the first time in many moons. both are still as throughly awesome as i thought they were 20 years ago
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Old 05-06-2016, 02:09 AM   #2646608  /  #812
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re-watched medicine man and citizen x for the first time in many moons. both are still as throughly awesome as i thought they were 20 years ago
Citizen X sounds interesting. I like Max von Sydow. Hail Ming.

One of my favorite scenes of his is in Judge Dredd. It's a really low-angle shot looking up at Max's face while he delivers a dramatic line. As he speaks you can see this nice stringy booger waving around inside his nostril. Makes me regret never seeing it on the big screen as it must have looked like Schwarzenegger's arm flapping around up in there.
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Old 05-07-2016, 07:33 AM   #2646963  /  #813
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Captain America: Civil War.

Lots of characters but the movie wasn't overcrowded with them.
Even more twists and build ups than Batman and Superman but everything fit together well.

And Aunt May is a hottie.
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:33 PM   #2648210  /  #814
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ITEM!

This is your ever lovin’ Stank—I mean STAN—Lee delivering his usual hectic hijinx from the World's Weirdest Bullpen. You asked for it—and even if you didn't, you got it! Prepare yourself; this’ll shatter the traditions of comic book films to their very foundation! But, do it we must, and do it we shall! So, hold onto your hats, 'cause here's the bit! This is the month our red, white and blue ultimate soldier STEVE ROGERS conquers all of theaterdom in the name of Marveldom Assembled! Captain America: Civil War just might be the jazziest catalogue of superheroes ever ASSEMBLED onscreen! Wouldja believe we now have BLACK PANTHER and a certain web-slingin’, Queens dwellin’, wise crackin’ webhead we all know and love rubbing shoulders with the AVENGERS? Steve Rogers and company have delivered a brain-blasting good time at the cinemaplex, so get on the ball, Tigers! Unless you’re trapped in the Negative Zone, Captain America: Civil War is currently playing at every theater near you!

‘Til Ultron downloads Windows 10, Make Mine Marvel!

Excelsior,

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Old 05-10-2016, 11:05 PM   #2648272  /  #815
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What he said. I really enjoyed Civil War.
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:47 AM   #2648409  /  #816
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assuming it wasn't just copy-pasted, that was a well-crafted analog of stan lee's blurbs.
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:22 AM   #2648412  /  #817
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Speaking of which, has anyone heard from fuzzy fungi, whose name was changed but to what I don't remember?
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Does Lauren still post here?
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Weird. There is no user named lauren
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:20 PM   #2648456  /  #821
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Weird. There is no user named lauren
I believe it's Taygete now.

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Old 05-11-2016, 12:56 PM   #2648467  /  #822
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assuming it wasn't just copy-pasted, that was a well-crafted analog of stan lee's blurbs.
You haven't seen his other posts

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Ok Frantic Ones! No Paste-Pot Pete—I mean, no copy and paste here! Perish the thought! Who else could so sagaciously scribble such scintillatin’ script? No Life-Model Decoy can replace the one and only SMILIN’ STAN!

‘Til Moon-Boy stops cleaning up after Devil Dinosaur, Make Mine Marvel!

Nuff said!

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Old 05-11-2016, 07:06 PM   #2648692  /  #824
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We're a DC Family: I cherish the '65 or so issue of Batman in my hope chest where a letter writer derided the gratuitous "coy buddy-buddy language" the editor of the competition house used to reply to the letter writers!
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:13 PM   #2648701  /  #825
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Saw Mother's Day; mighty disjointed rom-com ensemble kinda like Love, Actually with seemingly disconnected characters, but American. Second Anniston-Sudekis pairing, though! The chemistry's there. Margo Martindale shines as racist-homophobe Grandma upset one daughter's queer and the other married an elephant jockey (MM is from same hometown as me da-Jacksonville, Texas).
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