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Johnny Unusual

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  1. For a good Parker movie, watch Point Blank with Lee Marvin. For some reason they change his name to Walker (I guess walking is more dynamic than parking), but it is a great movie, even better than Payback, which I like. Both are very pulpy but Payback is fun and cartoonish (which I like) while Point Blank is a little stranger and darker (though also very funny at times).


  2. Closing sentement-off NEEDS to become a regular feature! Traci Rearden also should show up more. A nd why no b-b-b-bonus-s-s jokes in the tv cbb show. love paul's new charac in the live show.

     

    I completely agree. Lauren was great the whole episode and she completely blew me away by winning the closing sentiment-off. Seriously, she went to toe with PFT, probably the fastest thinker on the show and won. And it was a really good match.

     

    "If a duck is swimming in a circle, it's probably lost."

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  3. There were black super-heroes before Black Lightning. Black Panther for instance, who first appeared in Fantastic Four in 1966 (a good 11 years before Black Lightning) and got his own series in 1972 when he took over as the lead of the comic series Jungle Action from a forgotten Tarzan clone named Tharn.

     

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    While not a super-hero the character Lobo (no, not that one) is also notable is the first known black lead of a comic about a heroic cowboy framed for a crime he did not commit.

     

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  4. While I'd like to see a second one, it isn't going to happen. At least, not in the foreseeable future. The writers tried to come up with an idea but didn't find anything they liked and they are all to busy with Comedy Bang Bang in all it's incarnations.


  5. I really, really liked this movie unironically. It is a mess, but it is a very funny mess. Still, it would be good to have Louis CK on to discuss this crazy ass movie and to hear about how it could have been a better (and perhaps stranger) movie if it was closer to Louis' original vision. And hey, Louis can use it as an opportunity to promote the comedy movie he made in 98 that just got released.


  6. It seems to me that any artist who falls into the trap of using "hot" pop-culture references or buzzwords of their day, including the latest technology/gadgets, etc -- Will likely not be remembered well or simply looked at by our ancestors like space aliens. I even suspect that the highly acclaimed "Social Network" movie will likely be forgotten just like Myspace once the hype dies out.

     

    I actually think Social Network will last... or at least if it doesn't, it won't be because facebook is out of vogue since we actually don't spend a lot of time with facebook itself in the movie. It really isn't hung up on trying to show how "in the know" it is with facebook, since the subject is the man behind it.

     

    I think if it doesn't last, it might be because something about the dialogue or storytelling that Aaron Sorkin will have aged poorly. I could see the way he rights dialogue going out of vogue, since a lot of his stuff has speechifying, although I think this one might hold up better than the West Wing due to its lack of "we can be better" speeches that are in almost all of Sorkin's stuff. In fact, for Sorkin, it's one of his more pessimistic movies, which might feed into Swaim's belief that less optimistic movies have a better chance at a longer shelf life, which I don't entirely agree with but I think there is a connection. Facebook itself might get forgotten and if the Social Network movie holds, it will do it as "that David Fincher/Aaron Sorkin" movie rather than "the facebook movie".


  7. Watched this on a flight to Australia. This is ridiculous, but not for the reasons you might think. Ashton isn't all that terrible (though certainly miscast) but the problem is the bizarrely fawning nature of the movie and how absurdly superficial it is. It feels like a movie that would appear in an episode of Entourage only it is an entire movie.

     

     

    It's bad, but not unwatchably bad. But it is also weird in that this feels like it is SO superficial that it doesn't even exist. It's like someone based the movie on Steve's wikipedia page or a high school report.

     

    It reminds me of the movie Walk Hard where Tim Meadows says "Well Dewey, this is the end of another chapter of your life." Imagine that but for a whole movie.


  8. Yeah, I remember someone telling a pretty awful story about him doing stand up on Comedy Bang Bang. He basically sounds like the worst. If they do this movie, you should send a message to Paul and see if you can get a spot on the show for a short interview.

     

    Oh, and here's the trailer.

     

     

    Wow. That looks like it was made 9 years prior and was awful then too.


  9. I don't usually post hear because despite the talent involved, I don't listen to this series (I WILL SOME DAY, BUT THERE'S TOO MUCH GOOD STUFF I NEED TO CATCH UP ON). Still, seeing the kind of talent, who appears on the show, he's a video recently released by Greenpeace with Jim Carson of Downton Abbey that isn't funny in and of itself, but I feel is ripe for comedy with its incredibly dour (albeit well-acted) Santa.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr2LCTdIzd4

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