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    A Talking Cat!?! (2013)

    Watched the whole thing. I was waiting for the insanity, but it just seemed more dumb than anything. With the way it was talked about I guess I expected more to be happening than just a series of really terribly written poorly acted interactions and cat voice-overs. It has some amusing wtf moments, I can't say I didn't chuckle here and there... but it just didn't live up to the hyperbole of the forum for me, it didn't blow my mind the way Birdemic did or anything. I wouldn't recommend it to someone as something they "need" to see like I would many other b-movies. That being said I wouldn't mind a HDTGM episode, I'm sure Paul, June, and Jason ripping this apart would be amusing. I also don't see the "homoerotic undercurrent" at all?
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    A Talking Cat!?! (2013)

    If I were going to be offended by something it wouldn't be about differing views of this movie, haha. Like I said, maybe there were a few factors that prevented me from enjoying this movie, -we'd watched 2 really entertaining fast-paced movies before this (Samurai Cop, Miami Connection) -it was late and we were getting tired -the posts in this forum maybe hyped it up too much for me, I kinda expected more -and honestly I think we just didn't have the patience at the time If I watch again under better circumstances we'll see if I find it less of a chore.
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    A Talking Cat!?! (2013)

    They did Birdemic though, and that film is Z-level. But I agree that it probably won't get done because it's probably too obscure. As far as I know it's not on the Birdemic/The Room level of cult status being played in theaters. And I honestly don't think it's an amusing enough watch to ever get there.
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    The Lone Ranger (2013)

    Yeah, that's kinda par for the course when you're a person pointing out that something is problematic.
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    Snow White And The Huntsman

    I know what you mean, I have nothing at all bad to say about her outside of her performance in movies. I actually like a lot of the things she has to say in interviews and such, I like when women in Hollywood push back against the media's bullshit. I don't think she's a lost cause as an actress either, I think she just hasn't been challenged. I think if they stop having her play this 1 note sullen character, she could potentially grow as a performer, and then potentially have something more to offer as a leading lady.
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    The Lone Ranger (2013)

    Like this "["media"]"copy and paste youtube url from address bar here"[/"media"]" Just remove the quotes. Took me a while to figure it out too.
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    Ninja Assassin (2009)

    Maybe I need to watch it again. It would help your case if you provided some bullet point of moments you found particularly stupid. To be honest though, when it comes to martial arts type movies I will forgive so much dumbness if the action sequences entertain me. I was kinda pleasantly surprised by this movie because I didn't expect it to be as violent as it was, and I also didn't expect the supernatural element, so that was kinda fun to me.
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    The Lone Ranger (2013)

    Adrienne K, who has a blog that examines representations of indigenous peoples, wrote a pretty good review of the problematic aspects of this film, and how it's just not a good film period: http://nativeappropriations.com/2013/07/i-saw-the-lone-ranger-so-you-dont-have-to.html
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    Snow White And The Huntsman

    I guess it's really a subjective thing. I don't "like" to dump on K-Stew, I just honestly feel like there's no life in any character she plays. I don't think it's out of nowhere that people criticize her acting.
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    Snow White And The Huntsman

    Really? I think she did a terrible job. I didn't find her likeable or worth caring about or anything. The stag scene in the enchanted forest wasn't like a Disney cartoon come to life, it was a Ghibli cartoon come to life. There's no way that it wasn't "inspired" by Princess Mononoke. This film had some nice visuals, but I was so thoroughly bored during most of it, and glad someone else paid for my ticket. The Charlize Theron scenes were really the only parts I felt were worth watching because she was really going for it.
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    Ninja Assassin (2009)

    I was satisfied with this movie, but then again I don't remember what it was about at all, I just enjoyed all the gruesome ninja deaths.
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    The Purge (2013)

    I will take your word for it, I kinda tapped out at Saw 3.
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    The Purge (2013)

    I think you've more or less summed up some of the reasons I don't get into horror/thriller films so often. Without an interesting story or characters I usually just feel like I'm watching another variation of attractive people running, screaming, hiding, panting, crying, bickering and being murdered in terrible ways. And without something really compelling in a horror movie I just find them like dreadful to watch, like I'm just enduring unpleasant things happening for no reason. Saw is a good example of horror franchise I really liked at the beginning, because like you said it's interesting to put yourself in the character's shoes and wonder if you'd make the same choices. But then it started being about how creative the deathtraps could get. I'd really like to see horror movies try to actually be intellectually stimulating and not just be jump scares and/or gore and the like.
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    The Purge (2013)

    I believe there's Alrighty. I'll give it a look-see. In my mind the perfect thing to do with this premise is follow a couple of different characters who's paths intersect, Crash-style. When your premise asks the compelling question "what would people do if for one day there were no consequences?" you want to see that question explored in varying ways.
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    The Purge (2013)

    That's what I was hoping for when I heard the premise. Because a lawless America has so many possibilities. I like speculative-fiction, but horror/thriller is not a genre that typically interests me for the most part. So I'll probably wait til this is on Netflix or something to check it out.
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    The Purge (2013)

    When I heard the premise of the film I thought it sounded kinda interesting, when I saw the trailer and it seemed to just focus on this one family's crisis inside their home I thought was kind of a waste of a high concept. I haven't seen it but I'm also not that curious to.
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    Snow White And The Huntsman

    I could've maybe enjoyed this movie if Kristen Stewart wasn't the lead. She's like the female Paul Walker, just absolutely no personality.
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    Identity Thief

    Yeah I think comedies are weird territory for HDTGM, I only think comedies are good for the show if they're painfully unfunny, like The Love Guru. Identity Thief I thought could've been better, but honestly I wasn't groaning or feeling uncomfortable watching it or anything. I actually feel like this comedy isn't so much bad as it just isn't what audiences expect from a comedy anymore. I think modern comedy has become so saturated with jokes-per-minute that when a film isn't doing that we generally feel underwhelmed unless it's clearly a dramedy or something. I think comedies used to be able to get away with being more focused on character and story, and not using every moment to be funny. So I don't know, I think expectations play a really big role in how movies are percieved. Or maybe I'm crazy and this movie is just garbage. I DON'T KNOW!
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    Identity Thief

    Really? I don't feel like this movie was remarkably bad or crazy at all, certainly not on a HDTGM-worthy level. I thought it was just a mediocre movie with some good parts. Plus I don't count it turning emotional and touching as a flaw, I thought Melissa McCarthy was really good in those scenes where she had to be serious.
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    Episode 228 — Acapella Cuddle Puddle

    Yesssss, I've been hoping for a return of Ice-T! One of my favorite PFT characters. John Hodgman was an amazing guest. Not only was he really funny, but I think he was really skilled at responding/adding to Scott's jokes but not going off track with his story. Quality guest! Do hope to hear him on the show again!
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    Reverse second opinion

    What's fun about reading a scathing unfunny review of a movie though?
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    Legion

    Yeah, I was gonna say that it's weird that he played the action badass in two different supernatural/religious-themed action movies. I think Paul Bettany would probably be an okay badass in a better movie. Or maybe I'm just being optimistic.
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    A Talking Cat!?! (2013)

    Okay, every weekend I host a b-movie marathon at my apartment. Last weekend we attempted this one, and we just couldn't finish it, we just got way too bored. Then again, it was getting late and we'd already watched FUN movies like Miami Connection and Samurai Cop. Maybe I'll give it another try, but man, this was one of the most excruciatingly dull bad movies I've ever had to sit through.
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    Episode 65 — Howard the Duck: LIVE!

    What they eat on Duckworld doesn't seem all that perplexing to me, I just assume that since they're like us that there's some overlap, but also since they're alien ducks on a far away planet they probably don't eat some of the stuff we do, and do eat some stuff that we don't.
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    Episode 65 — Howard the Duck: LIVE!

    What's particularly weird about that? Should goldfish NOT be pets on a Duck World?
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