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A little off topic, which sounds funny since I'm about to talk about people relevant to the show, but if you haven't already, you should all listen to the "Anna Faris is Unqualified" episodes with Paul Scheer and Jason. I've been on the fence about checking out her podcast for awhile, but when I saw Paul had done it, I figured this would be a good time to check it out.

 

Who knew Paul was such a talented impressionist?

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A little off topic, which sounds funny since I'm about to talk about people relevant to the show, but if you haven't already, you should all listen to the "Anna Faris is Unqualified" episodes with Paul Scheer and Jason. I've been on the fence about checking out her podcast for awhile, but when I saw Paul had done it, I figured this would be a good time to check it out.

 

Who knew Paul was such a talented impressionist?

 

 

Paul F. didn't do impressions professionally until the Comedy Death Ray podcast.

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A little off topic, which sounds funny since I'm about to talk about people relevant to the show, but if you haven't already, you should all listen to the "Anna Faris is Unqualified" episodes with Paul Scheer and Jason. I've been on the fence about checking out her podcast for awhile, but when I saw Paul had done it, I figured this would be a good time to check it out.

 

Who knew Paul was such a talented impressionist?

 

Who knew Jason was so good at giving advice?

Paul is seriously the nicest.

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Ack. I've missed so much!

 

Frequently, people make the mistake of thinking that "wherefore art thou Romeo" means "where are you Romeo," when it in fact means "why are you Romeo," as in "why is your name Romeo Montague," but this is not that kind of mistake.

 

"Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York" is a complete thought ("The winter of our discontent has now been changed into glorious summer by this guy") -- but if you lift "Now is the winter of our discontent" out of that, you have a different thought entirely ("It is, at present time, the winter of our discontent.")

 

I'm splitting hairs -- the screenwriter either knew the context and was making a lyrical pun by removing the latter half, or didn't know the context and was being an idiot -- but without the second half of the sentence, the first part means what it means.

I disagree, sort of? (God we're really splitting hairs here.) Richard goes on to say that he's pissed about being deformed and all so he's not actually happy. The "winter of our discontent" isn't really the winter of his discontent. It's the end of his family's. But I still believe that "winter" here means end even without the "glorious summer" otherwise the clause doesn't make sense. Unless you mean you're having a bad winter--but that's not what Connery is proposing. He's threatening other people for what is going to happen in the future. Plus, once you start referencing a line that has an existing meaning, and trying to make it mean another thing? Poor writing.

 

At least we are united in our hatred of people who say "wherefore art thou, Romeo?"

 

I'm sorry but Jubilee might be the lamest X-Man of all time, due to the fact that her power was basically magical jazz hands.

 

I believe you are forgetting Maggot.

 

Sorry, I'm with Taylor Anne on this one. Jubilee was cool. She wasn't the coolest and her powers weren't great but it was her personality that made it work. I think she the fact that she was a teen helped. It brought the X-Men back to it's roots--they had all grown a bit too much and much of the X-Men was based on teen angst of being different and your body changing.

 

I think that is why she is more beloved that Dazzler, because Dazzler had similar light powers and she was an attempt to bring in female readers but she, like, had a job and was an adult.

 

 

This is the best thing about Apocalypse. I am genuinely excited about what they'll do with the kids, and since most of the contracts on the older people (as in older than teens; none of these people are old by any means) are up, maybe we'll finally get into some new ground.

 

I really wish it was someone other than Singer making the movies, though. I'm really conflicted about seeing anything he's worked on.

I haven't seen Apocalypse yet but from what you guys are saying, I do think it sounds good they are going to focus on the younger heroes. Like I said above, the teens are important part of the X-Men.

 

I also wish Singer weren't involved. I think he's run out of ideas. (X1 and X2 were good.) There are SO MANY X-Men. Yet most of the movies are all about Wolverine, Professor X, Magneto and Jean. I'd love to see more Kitty, Bishop, Rogue, and Storm. But I'd also REALLY love to see some of the mutants we haven't used already. Armor, Dust, Domino, Cecilia Reyes...

 

Also on the Singer front: I've heard some really creepy stories about him from a friend of mine who worked for a talent agent. It's all hearsay of course--except for the actual charges filed against him just before DofP came out--but when I saw all the teens in the trailer for this one, it made me super uncomfortable.

 

My brain goes to the, "I wonder what he had to do to get this part?" ALLEGEDLY.

 

I'd love to see Squirrel Girl.

Co signed!!

 

A little off topic, which sounds funny since I'm about to talk about people relevant to the show, but if you haven't already, you should all listen to the "Anna Faris is Unqualified" episodes with Paul Scheer and Jason. I've been on the fence about checking out her podcast for awhile, but when I saw Paul had done it, I figured this would be a good time to check it out.

 

Who knew Paul was such a talented impressionist?

I loved Jason's episode. It sounded like the two of them didn't really have a lot of fun making the Dictator. Haven't heard Paul's yet but will have to listen.

 

Anyway, long story short (too late!) the X-Men '92 cartoon rules and is the greatest X-Men adaptation thus far.

 

 

I WILL MEET YOU AT THE MONORAIL /Storm voice.

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Sorry, I'm with Taylor Anne on this one. Jubilee was cool.

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Also on the Singer front: I've heard some really creepy stories about him from a friend of mine who worked for a talent agent. It's all hearsay of course--except for the actual charges filed against him just before DofP came out--but when I saw all the teens in the trailer for this one, it made me super uncomfortable.

 

My brain goes to the, "I wonder what he had to do to get this part?" ALLEGEDLY.

I was listening to one of my millions of subscribed podcasts (it has all bled together and I can't remember which is the one that said this) but ALLEGEDLY he would specifically hold screenings of his movies at UCLA just to hit on young college guys that came to them.

 

Which screams creep to me.

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I was listening to one of my millions of subscribed podcasts (it has all bled together and I can't remember which is the one that said this) but ALLEGEDLY he would specifically hold screenings of his movies at UCLA just to hit on young college guys that came to them.

 

Which screams creep to me.

Yeah, I should have clarified my initial statement because it kind of sounds like my problem with him was that he made movies I don't like (which isn't true). I'm just really creeped out by the fact that he's ALLEGEDLY a piece of shit, and it really bugs me to give him money.

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A little off topic, which sounds funny since I'm about to talk about people relevant to the show, but if you haven't already, you should all listen to the "Anna Faris is Unqualified" episodes with Paul Scheer and Jason. I've been on the fence about checking out her podcast for awhile, but when I saw Paul had done it, I figured this would be a good time to check it out.

 

Who knew Paul was such a talented impressionist?

Paul tweeted about it over the weekend, and I started the Jason episode, but then my normal Monday podcasts came out before I even got to the advice part. Jason is surprisingly good and brings really great advice mixed with just enough levity to keep it from just being him preaching to these people that need advice.

 

I'm really enjoying it, but I feel like it's going to be one of those podcasts like CBB where I'll listen when I really like the guests and probably ignore it the rest of the time.

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I'm really enjoying it, but I feel like it's going to be one of those podcasts like CBB where I'll listen when I really like the guests and probably ignore it the rest of the time.

 

Yeah, I agree with you on that. I definitely don't think I'll be subscribing to it. She seems nice (and Chris Pratt sounds WONDERFUL), but I don't think it's something I'd listen to on the reg. As it stands, I think I'm subscribed to too many podcasts and I'm thinking it's high time to do another podcast purge. Lately, I'm finding that when certain shows drop a new episode, it feels like I'm listening to it out of obligation or habit rather than true enjoyment. It's kind of like dropping a comic title you've been collecting for years, and realize that you are only still buying it out of loyalty to the character/writer/or whatever. I'd say CBB is definitely one of those shows that's on the bubble. Also, I've really been getting in to Audible lately (sorry about the plug), and I'm finding that more and more often I'm like, "No, I think I'd rather have this book read to me instead."

 

If I really thought about it, I think there's probably only a few podcasts left that I currently subscribe to that could trump my Audible enjoyment. HDTGM obviously being one of them.

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I also wish Singer weren't involved. I think he's run out of ideas. (X1 and X2 were good.) There are SO MANY X-Men. Yet most of the movies are all about Wolverine, Professor X, Magneto and Jean. I'd love to see more Kitty, Bishop, Rogue, and Storm. But I'd also REALLY love to see some of the mutants we haven't used already. Armor, Dust, Domino, Cecilia Reyes...

 

I stick by my comment of Singer being the obvious choice so long as he does original stories for the X-Men, rather than trying to adapt a famous arc for the screen. I agree that the focus should be shifted from Wolverine and now Mystique since Jennifer Lawrence became a huge star, and focus on other characters. Because let's face it, there are an ASSLOAD of mutants available for an adaptation. While Gambit is out as an option since Channing Tatum is going to screw him up worse than what the first Wolverine movie did to Deadpool, I think characters like Nightcrawler, Iceman, and Hope Summers would be really good. Hell I'd be willing to see an original story under the format of the Wolverine and the X-Men series or the Avengers Arena series which featured young mutants who weren't all brand name characters fighting to the death, which would work considering that the studio is considering more R rated superhero stories in the wake of Deadpool's success.

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*SLOWPOKE JOKE ALERT!* (I have not seen "X-Men: Apocalypse" I'm afraid I can't add anything to that conversation yet... :( )

 

Given Paul's discourse on human on robot sex, I think June just found out what BB8's mission actually is.

 

I have seen "Ex Machina" and I get where Paul is coming from when he posed that one of the reasons Oscar Isaac's character made female robots was to have sex with them...

 

BUT!!! What if Paul is confused because he actually watched "Sex Machina" Ex Machina's porn parody???

 

(There's no nudity or anything but I put the "Sex Machina" front artwork in spoiler tags so to avoid NSFW troubles )

 

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suns had his hat on for more than a day here for the first time in about two years so between getting scalded and catching up on my howdies homework i am way behind so i am just gona throw all this into one post.

 

1. those cups were empty

 

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2. i'm guessing eddie izzard's part got cut alot when they were reducing this down to the 80 odd minutes cause his part was pretty much non-existant

 

3. i really want to meet Raef and call him Ralph just to see him go all voldemort on me

 

4. a really annoying thing ... They spend the whole movie talking talking talking in that old movie fast one liner way but when Uma and 2ma had their fight there isn't a single smart ass line. i mean this is the point were you want an arnie/sly type oneliner. but nothing. and then uma gets to make a big jump before 2ma and father get blown up ... again nothing. no terrible cheesey one liner, no arghhhhhh ... nothing. the whole fight and 2ma's death ware incredibly anticlimactic.... or anti - climatic, if you will ... see, that wasnt hard ..

 

and 5. i know someone already posted about apex twin but this is how i imagine that board room meeting going if jason was there

 

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june kills it everytime ...

 

June is the greatest. You know she really hates a movie when she won't watch the clips. She also did it in Theodore Rex. Which other eps?

 

could this movie have some tie to My Super Ex Girlfriend?

There's another movie the podcast could cover. And it makes me so mad when it's used to say "female superhero movies don't work" because it's literally about a crazy woman. Why would women want to see that? (I know they sort of resolve it in the end but it's not like a character women would be inspired to be.)

 

Also Eddie Izzard is in that too.

 

Yeah, I should have clarified my initial statement because it kind of sounds like my problem with him was that he made movies I don't like (which isn't true). I'm just really creeped out by the fact that he's ALLEGEDLY a piece of shit, and it really bugs me to give him money.

I had a whole internal debate about seeing DofP after I learned about all the ALLEGED stuff. After I did go, I thought it was a mistake. The movie wasn't good enough to get past my reservations so I vowed I wouldn't see Apocalypse in the theater which is why I can't participate in this discussion much.

 

 

2. i'm guessing eddie izzard's part got cut alot when they were reducing this down to the 80 odd minutes cause his part was pretty much non-existant

According to the IMDb trivia (if it is to be believed), this was Izzard's choice. He asked for his lines to be cut, apparently to be more menacing. But he probably READ THE SCRIPT and decided, "I"m not saying any of this shit."

 

So he's the true hero of the movie in my opinion.

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1. those cups were empty

 

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I noticed that with Uma's cup, but not so much with R.F.'s either he really had tea in it, or he's really good at making the cup look like it had weight, and keeping it from having the sun shine through it like Uma did.

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One more thought I had while relistening to this episode (I have no life, don't judge).

 

In the original trailer you can see at about 12 seconds in, Uma Thurman's shoes.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgTiFsCMCo4

 

They are stiletto heels. I'd say at least five inches high. So perhaps that is why June thinks Uma is so much taller than Ralph. (Also he's probably exaggerating his height a little.)

 

I only remembered it because when I looked up Diana Rigg's catsuits, she always had flats or kitten heels so I was like, "Why did Uma get the torture devices?"

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I'd love to see Squirrel Girl.

 

Now your just having me on with that statement

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Now your just having me on with that statement

 

Not at all. I like the silly humor and squirrels are cute as hell. A cameo in Deadpool, perhaps.

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