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#21 grudlian.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:39 PM

View PostThe_Triple_Lindy, on 25 August 2017 - 02:01 PM, said:

Anyone else surprised to see that Bratz isn't an animated movie? Even listening to the trailer, I would've bet money that it was CGI. And I mean, why the hell isn't it? Did they just have a teenie-bopper script sitting around and slapped the Bratz trademark on it?


There are several animated Bratz movies according to my local library. I assume you're right about an already existing script getting rewritten for a currently hot property though.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 04:29 PM

I just watched Bratz, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. My wife enjoyed it too. If you want background info on an old review, Nathan Rabin famously gave it a C+ and here's his justification for why: http://film.avclub.c...men-1798211931.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 04:35 PM

Bratz apparently features another fine performance for Oscar winner Jon Voight.

Color me excited.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 04:44 PM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 25 August 2017 - 08:06 AM, said:

Oh my good god do I wish they were doing Jem!

That's outrageous. Truly, truly outrageous.
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Posted 25 August 2017 - 04:47 PM

View Postjoel_rosenbaum, on 25 August 2017 - 04:35 PM, said:

Bratz apparently features another fine performance for Oscar winner Jon Voight.

Color me excited.


Apparently one of the actresses is his god-daughter.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 05:01 PM

Definitely hoping everyone in Texas is okay! Better safe that sorry, evacuate if you can.

The news tonight is dire. Very happy to see "Over the Top" is back up because you all know that is my anxiety podcast.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 05:37 PM

Three minutes in and I already hate everyone in this film. Also why the fuck is there a mariachi band just in the girl who calls everyone chica's kitchen. Also, apparently they just decided to offend EVERYONE in this film by making everyone a blazing stereotype and a freshman girl literally just did a full wardrobe change in the middle of a school quad, with her friends covering her, but there is literally a wide open gap between two friends to where anyone could see her stripping down. And why the fuck is Jon Voight wearing a fake nose? Also according to my Amazon this is and hour and forty-two minutes long, but I swear it'd be only fifteen minutes if it wasn't for all of the horrible slow-mo for no reason. Fuck this movie.

Also, I have zero knowledge on the dolls, but did they have any real backstory other than just dressing up in various outfits?

Update: at eighteen minutes in, I can say this might be the fastest time in a movie where I've seen lifelong friends have a semi-falling out montage.
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Posted 25 August 2017 - 06:31 PM

Thank you for those follow up posts Triple_Lindy and SweatyPremise, I merely meant to tease Paul on how he slipped and said what he said. I view it as that the concept of Marxism and it's various forms are brainwashed into American society as evil without a proper understanding of what they stand for. It seemed like he wanted to equate union busting as something bad and in his attempt to grab an appropriate word, he slipped and aligned it with the radical leftists of Marxism. He inadvertently slipped into the "Communism = Evil, Captialism = good" mindset that is much more complex than what it is often depicted, as your posts prove.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 06:51 PM

View PostRyan Sz, on 25 August 2017 - 05:37 PM, said:

Also, I have zero knowledge on the dolls, but did they have any real backstory other than just dressing up in various outfits?

I think, and I could very well be wrong about this, that the dolls were each different characters. I didn't think they had proper backstories just general personality descriptions. Also, why do I know this or think I know this?

View PostRyan Sz, on 25 August 2017 - 05:37 PM, said:

Update: at eighteen minutes in, I can say this might be the fastest time in a movie where I've seen lifelong friends have a semi-falling out montage.

Have you seen Crossroads? As I recall, the opening scene is the three girls being bffs and the literal next scene is 10 years later with them not speaking. They don't really discuss the falling out until much later though

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:36 PM

View Postgrudlian., on 25 August 2017 - 06:51 PM, said:

I think, and I could very well be wrong about this, that the dolls were each different characters. I didn't think they had proper backstories just general personality descriptions. Also, why do I know this or think I know this?


Have you seen Crossroads? As I recall, the opening scene is the three girls being bffs and the literal next scene is 10 years later with them not speaking. They don't really discuss the falling out until much later though

I gladly forgot about Crossroads but I believe you are right. As for the back story of the dolls and this movie, I think Robot Chicken did a much better job in their remake.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 08:34 AM

Wow Bratz is garbage

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 08:37 AM

....also with a side order of racist

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 08:44 AM

Omg "TWO YEARS LATER" .....

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 08:45 AM

This is bonkers

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:55 AM

View PostCameron H., on 25 August 2017 - 03:19 PM, said:

Hey, I know that 80% of the boards live in Texas...stay safe you guys.

Thanks! I think Jammer and Sammich might be the only ones in the real problem areas, but even then, I don't think SA got hit too hard. I think their biggest concern is going to be river flooding (which is ours as well).

I read earlier that East Texas is looking at the possibility of colliding weather fronts causing a bunch of tornadoes, but that's also kind of par for the East Texas course. I lived in Tyler as a kid, and it's tornado city out there.

Austin has been mostly spared so far. We only have 38 low water crossings that have been closed so far (which is next to nothing for us). It's a bit windy, but the rain hasn't been nearly as bad as people were predicting. And the best news is that I found out yesterday that my family that lives in Corpus Christi evacuated to D/FW earlier in the week (they're mostly retired, so they just went and stayed with family up there), and the ones that live in Houston decided to stick it out as they usually do, but they checked in this morning and are all fine.
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 12:24 PM

View PostFister Roboto, on 26 August 2017 - 10:55 AM, said:

Thanks! I think Jammer and Sammich might be the only ones in the real problem areas, but even then, I don't think SA got hit too hard. I think their biggest concern is going to be river flooding (which is ours as well).

I read earlier that East Texas is looking at the possibility of colliding weather fronts causing a bunch of tornadoes, but that's also kind of par for the East Texas course. I lived in Tyler as a kid, and it's tornado city out there.

Austin has been mostly spared so far. We only have 38 low water crossings that have been closed so far (which is next to nothing for us). It's a bit windy, but the rain hasn't been nearly as bad as people were predicting. And the best news is that I found out yesterday that my family that lives in Corpus Christi evacuated to D/FW earlier in the week (they're mostly retired, so they just went and stayed with family up there), and the ones that live in Houston decided to stick it out as they usually do, but they checked in this morning and are all fine.


Glad to hear it! Thanks for letting us know! As you're no doubt aware, even after the storm has passed it can still be dangerous, so stay careful. :)
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 12:56 PM

View PostDirtyCircle, on 25 August 2017 - 06:31 PM, said:

Thank you for those follow up posts Triple_Lindy and SweatyPremise, I merely meant to tease Paul on how he slipped and said what he said. I view it as that the concept of Marxism and it's various forms are brainwashed into American society as evil without a proper understanding of what they stand for. It seemed like he wanted to equate union busting as something bad and in his attempt to grab an appropriate word, he slipped and aligned it with the radical leftists of Marxism. He inadvertently slipped into the "Communism = Evil, Captialism = good" mindset that is much more complex than what it is often depicted, as your posts prove.


Oh, sure ... I just saw an opportunity to join in your social theory pedantry. I teach, and my students frequently come to me with that mindset, and I like to say things like, "Did you pave the roads that you drove on this morning? If not, then HOORAY for Socialism!"

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 03:10 PM

I know I've never been the target audience for this film but there's a special place in hell for the Bratz movie. I would say it's probably on a loop down there as some kind of genius form of punishment but it's already never ending so the loop would be unnecessary. I enjoyed the star wars holiday special more than this and I f##king hated that. The noises the wookiees made were less annoying than some of the singing in this piece of ..... This is the worst HDTGM movie yet. What a waste of a Saturday night.

Edit: posted this rant before seeing Cameron's and fister's posts. Obviously there are more important things to be worrying about than the bratz movie. I hope everyone is safe in Texas and all this passes quickly.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 03:03 AM

View Postfirsttimecallerlongtimelistenr, on 26 August 2017 - 03:10 PM, said:


Edit: posted this rant before seeing Cameron's and fister's posts. Obviously there are more important things to be worrying about than the bratz movie. I hope everyone is safe in Texas and all this passes quickly.

Indeed. As terrible as movie is, most prominent are my hopes that everyone from Texas made it through the hurricane safely and unharmed.
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 04:20 AM

View Postfirsttimecallerlongtimelistenr, on 26 August 2017 - 03:10 PM, said:

Edit: posted this rant before seeing Cameron's and fister's posts. Obviously there are more important things to be worrying about than the bratz movie. I hope everyone is safe in Texas and all this passes quickly.


For me, the beauty of this show (and these movies) is they provide an escape from - not only the humdrum - but the terrible crap that's happening in the world. This is our oasis from all of that bullshit.* I guess what I'm saying is: I feel like - as rational, intelligent people with good hearts - we need to vent about the Bratz movie or Ninja Terminator or whatever just so we can face the insanity of the world around us lest it pulls us screaming into the abyss.




* As I wrote that I was like, "THAT'S why I didn't like Chopping Mall or Hard Ticket to Hawaii!" Ninja Terminator was still dumb as shit, though :)
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