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worm
08-14-2014, 11:10 AM
John C Riely

not on the same level but I love how he can do such different roles

Volcanologist
08-14-2014, 11:10 AM
Why isn't Norm a bigger star. He's so funny.

This is the best tribute.

Because although quite funny he's not really all that appealing a personality on camera.

worm
08-14-2014, 11:11 AM
Tom hanks

no

worm
08-14-2014, 11:11 AM
Bill Murray.

yes

WellPlayed
08-14-2014, 11:12 AM
Will Smith. Bunch of racists.

worm
08-14-2014, 11:13 AM
Will Smith. Bunch of racists.

His son cancels him out.

MyNameIsJonas
08-14-2014, 11:18 AM
He loses many points for After Earth and Jaden

WellPlayed
08-14-2014, 11:19 AM
Ya I guess you are right. He is a bit uppity.

worm
08-14-2014, 11:25 AM
Now as for music/comedy/drama... anybody else come close to the Fresh Prince?

WellPlayed
08-14-2014, 11:29 AM
Racists...

#iftheygunnedmedown
http://parade.condenast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/fresh-prince-of-bel-air-will-smith-slideshow.jpg

CH1
08-14-2014, 11:34 AM
Now as for music/comedy/drama... anybody else come close to the Fresh Prince?

Timberlake, Bowie, Midler, Streisand

worm
08-14-2014, 11:36 AM
a simple "no" would have been enough

MyNameIsJonas
08-14-2014, 11:45 AM
a simple "no" would have been enough

prefaced with an " all sorts of"

CH1
08-14-2014, 12:02 PM
Drake and Beyonce can do it all.

leafman101
08-14-2014, 12:14 PM
There is a difference between actors that are in funny movies and stand up comedians. Guys like Hanks and Smith can't be put in that same comedian/actor category. Williams also had that kind of great comedys plus great oscar drama career. On top of that he is also one of the best, most original stand up comics of all time.

worm
08-14-2014, 12:32 PM
I think we all agree that Robin Williams was in a class by himself in that regard.

JackBurton
08-14-2014, 12:58 PM
He loses many points for After Earth and Jaden

His kids are his Oprah couch-jumping incident. Him shoving them down our throats is killing his career. I can't even watch him anymore.

Montana
08-14-2014, 01:03 PM
I'd take Williams acting over his stand-up.....wasn't a huge fan of his comedy writing, tbh.

Habspatrol
08-14-2014, 01:07 PM
I'd take Williams acting over his stand-up.....wasn't a huge fan of his comedy writing, tbh.

I agree, but even though I didn't love his stand-up I think he was actually a really good stand-up comedian. And he did have his moments that I really found funny.

CH1
08-14-2014, 02:50 PM
As a standup, Williams' talent (mimicking 30 different voices per minute) actually made me cringe. I thought it was very hack-y.

But there's something about his passing that moved me. The illness, the realization that everyone faces a best before date in their respective profession and the way he lived as a genuinely generous person who had a positive impact on many.

axlsalinger
08-14-2014, 03:06 PM
Another piece of important info that may have led to Robin Williams' decision:

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/08/14/robin-williams-parkinsons-disease_n_5679411.html

Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease when he was found dead on Monday, according to his widow Susan Schneider.

"Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly," she said in a statement that was reported by various media outlets on Thursday.

The actor had previously spoken openly about his difficulties with alcohol and drug abuse.

zeke
08-14-2014, 03:47 PM
Jamie foxx

zeke
08-14-2014, 03:53 PM
no

Wat?

Montana
08-14-2014, 04:01 PM
As a standup, Williams' talent (mimicking 30 different voices per minute) actually made me cringe. I thought it was very hack-y.

Agreed.

....and his live unscripted pieces, like on talk shows etc, often involved simply throwing a ton of shit at the wall to hope 1/20 actually stuck.

That said, I think that's why roles like "Good Morning Vietnam" and even "Alladin" worked so well comedically, because they were able to let him do all that frenetic riffing, cut out the 80-90% garbage, and keep all the better quality stuff. The format of both films, kind of played to his strengths much better than most. Even then though, the humor is far more style than substance.

As far as dramatic acting goes tho, he was really phenomenal at times and probably deserves even more credit for that then he's received. Had he not had the baggage of his comedy past weighing down people's perception of him and thus the kinds of roles he was offered, he probably would have been considered an all-time great based on his acting chops alone.

worm
08-14-2014, 04:11 PM
Wat?

I am a better comedian than Tom Hanks.

worm
08-14-2014, 04:12 PM
As far as dramatic acting goes tho, he was really phenomenal at times and probably deserves even more credit for that then he's received. Had he not had the baggage of his comedy past weighing down people's perception of him and thus the kinds of roles he was offered, he probably would have been considered an all-time great based on his acting chops alone.

It is kinda crazy how I did not ever realize he is in some of my favourite movies.

Bleedsblue&white
08-14-2014, 04:28 PM
Mike Myers blew me away in Club 54...really didn't see it coming.

Montana
08-14-2014, 04:31 PM
Myers had a good interview on WTF recently as well.

CH1
08-14-2014, 04:35 PM
Agreed.

....and his live unscripted pieces, like on talk shows etc, often involved simply throwing a ton of shit at the wall to hope 1/20 actually stuck.

That said, I think that's why roles like "Good Morning Vietnam" and even "Alladin" worked so well comedically, because they were able to let him do all that frenetic riffing, cut out the 80-90% garbage, and keep all the better quality stuff. The format of both films, kind of played to his strengths much better than most. Even then though, the humor is far more style than substance.

As far as dramatic acting goes tho, he was really phenomenal at times and probably deserves even more credit for that then he's received. Had he not had the baggage of his comedy past weighing down people's perception of him and thus the kinds of roles he was offered, he probably would have been considered an all-time great based on his acting chops alone.

I agree. He had many gifts. His shtick was a convenient (and profitable) fallback.

Writers could get lazy with him. I read that Mork and Mindy scripts would often have blank pages with <insert Mork ranting about this subject here>

Aberdeen
08-14-2014, 04:35 PM
Myers had a good interview on WTF recently as well.

Some of his movie stunk, but I still wish he was making them.

Leafyblue
08-14-2014, 05:12 PM
Michael Keaton
Seriously?

Yeah why not? Started in standup, Beetlejuice to Pacific Heights? He can play comedy and drama.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
08-14-2014, 05:30 PM
Robin Williams wife says that he had recently been diagnosed with parkinson's disease.

For a guy who suffers from deep depression, that probably pushed him over the edge.

CH1
08-14-2014, 05:34 PM
Robin Williams wife says that he had recently been diagnosed with parkinson's disease.

For a guy who suffers from deep depression, that probably pushed him over the edge.

And don't forget his TV show was cancelled in May -- that's a bitter pill to swallow for a former movie box office star.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
08-14-2014, 05:41 PM
And don't forget his TV show was cancelled in May -- that's a bitter pill to swallow for a former movie box office star.

Very true, completely forgot about that.

I liked that show too. He and Brad Garriott were hilarious together.

Volcanologist
08-14-2014, 06:48 PM
And don't forget his TV show was cancelled in May -- that's a bitter pill to swallow for a former movie box office star.

Especially because he needed the money.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
08-14-2014, 06:53 PM
Especially because he needed the money.

I thought that rumor has been put down? Not sure though.

His net worth in 2012 was estimated to be 130 million.

worm
08-14-2014, 07:13 PM
It was.

No money issues.

Deckie007
08-14-2014, 07:18 PM
http://www.danjacobwallace.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/sarcasm-detector-thumb1.jpg

hockeylover
08-14-2014, 07:42 PM
Wasn't a huge fan of his stand-up but man, I loved his movies. Very, very sad.

The discussion over here is very different than ahem... elsewhere. Glad to see that.

worm
08-14-2014, 07:59 PM
Wasn't a huge fan of his stand-up but man, I loved his movies. Very, very sad.

The discussion over here is very different than ahem... elsewhere. Glad to see that.

Like I said "elsewhere" .... even zeke isnt commenting

Volcanologist
08-14-2014, 08:19 PM
http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/100791/20140725/beetlejuice-2-release-date-set.htm

Awesome! Love Beetlejuice.

Metalleaf
08-14-2014, 08:57 PM
Really? Jesus....

JohnnyHolmes
08-14-2014, 10:43 PM
I read that he was assraped in divorce court and actually needed to work.

I would guess that divorces, depression, aging (getting older blows). You can live in denial in your 40's and hopefully into your 50's if you take care of yourself, but mid 60's...

If the Parkinson's thing is true, maybe all of the above coupled with the prospect of boogying with Michael J Fox for the next 15 years didn't seem so appealing.

He checked out on his own terms. Not like he didn't live a full and pretty long life.

I can't be the only one that can visualize Williams doing a bit about trying to cut his wrists and then saying fukk it I'll just hang myself with my belt.

SundinsTooth
08-14-2014, 10:46 PM
Yeah it was probably hilarious, his last moments on earth. :drink

Habspatrol
08-14-2014, 11:03 PM
I really can't say I visualized that or even see why anyone else would.

LeafGm
08-14-2014, 11:04 PM
Wasn't a huge fan of his stand-up but man, I loved his movies. Very, very sad.

The discussion over here is very different than ahem... elsewhere. Glad to see that.
Quintin's always been a complete piece of shit.

JohnnyHolmes
08-14-2014, 11:36 PM
I really can't say I visualized that or even see why anyone else would.

I guess I'm gifted.

JackBurton
08-15-2014, 12:18 AM
I am a better comedian than Tom Hanks.

Tom Hanks was great in The Burbs and Dragnet. Love those films.

JackBurton
08-15-2014, 12:20 AM
Agreed.

....and his live unscripted pieces, like on talk shows etc, often involved simply throwing a ton of shit at the wall to hope 1/20 actually stuck.

That said, I think that's why roles like "Good Morning Vietnam" and even "Alladin" worked so well comedically, because they were able to let him do all that frenetic riffing, cut out the 80-90% garbage, and keep all the better quality stuff. The format of both films, kind of played to his strengths much better than most. Even then though, the humor is far more style than substance.

As far as dramatic acting goes tho, he was really phenomenal at times and probably deserves even more credit for that then he's received. Had he not had the baggage of his comedy past weighing down people's perception of him and thus the kinds of roles he was offered, he probably would have been considered an all-time great based on his acting chops alone.

I didn't like his talk show appearances as much as most did. You're right, so many jokes thrown at the audience and only a small percentage worked.

Montana
08-15-2014, 02:04 AM
https://indierevolver.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/wpid-st-helmet.jpg

New storm trooper design.

Metalleaf
08-15-2014, 03:00 AM
Hope they can see better out of those.

axlsalinger
08-15-2014, 04:27 AM
http://i.imgur.com/dPRYkPf.jpg

SundinsTooth
08-15-2014, 07:56 AM
Just like the Nazi's the Imperials always have to be fashion forward.

SundinsTooth
08-15-2014, 07:57 AM
Mark Hamill looks great in that pic. Hope his acting is up to par.

blkngldbabe
08-15-2014, 08:38 AM
Dude looks like Ben Kenobi

Volcanologist
08-15-2014, 09:08 AM
Dude looks like Ben Kenobi

I imagine he'll be something like that role in these ones.

JackBurton
08-15-2014, 09:35 AM
He does look good. For quite awhile he looked like hell. He looks way better than Ford. Holy Shit. He looks ready for the retirement home in Expendables 3.

MyNameIsJonas
08-15-2014, 09:46 AM
Hamill could be a cool villain for Expendables 4 (assuming there is such a thing)

LeafGm
08-15-2014, 09:47 AM
New storm trooper design.
Heh. I'm not surprised they did a re-design. The original storm trooper design is one of the few bits of merchandise that George Lucas actually didn't own the rights to. With this re-design, the rights would be back in Disney hands I suppose.

LeafGm
08-15-2014, 09:49 AM
He does look good. For quite awhile he looked like hell. He looks way better than Ford. Holy Shit. He looks ready for the retirement home in Expendables 3.
Yeah, he apparently went through a period when he was going ridiculously hard on blow. Carrie Fisher too, I guess, which also explains how she looks so haggard.

Aberdeen
08-15-2014, 11:06 AM
Hamill was fantastic twisted in Sushi Girl


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZij78RVqOA

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
08-16-2014, 04:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQscoVVvURk

Better Call Saul is the prequel to the award-winning series Breaking Bad, set six years before Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) became Walter White’s lawyer. When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and often against, Jimmy is "fixer" Mike Erhmantraut (Jonathan Banks), a beloved character introduced in Breaking Bad. The series will track Jimmy's transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts "criminal" in "criminal lawyer."

The series also stars Michael McKean as Chuck, Rhea Seehorn as Kim, Patrick Fabian as Hamlin, and Michael Mando as Nacho -- characters that will represent both legitimate and illegitimate sides of the law.

Breaking Bad creator and showrunner Vince Gilligan and Breaking Bad writer and producer Peter Gould created the show together and serve as co-showrunners of the premiere season. Gilligan directed the first episode of the series, which has already been greenlit for a second season of 13 episodes. The debut season will consist of 10 episodes.

Montana
08-16-2014, 05:43 PM
As someone who was the biggest mark for 'Mr.Show with Bob & David' as a teenager, it's been awesome seeing both Bob Odenkirk and David Cross getting mainstream love over this last decade or so. To this day it's still my all-time favourite show.

They're two of the greatest comedy minds ever as far as I'm concerned, who still haven't gotten a fraction of the appreciation they deserve.

JackBurton
08-17-2014, 05:32 PM
I watched the movie "Proxy", weird film. It doesn't give you a lot of answers, but it's intriguing to watch. The acting can be brutal at times though.

BTW, Netflix is staring "Turboflix" in September. You can sign up to get access to every country's offerings for Netflix. The U.S one has a lot more than the Canadian one. It'll be free initially. Not sure how much extra they'll charge later.

Blueman
08-17-2014, 06:07 PM
Anyone watch Vikings?

axlsalinger
08-17-2014, 06:55 PM
As someone who was the biggest mark for 'Mr.Show with Bob & David' as a teenager, it's been awesome seeing both Bob Odenkirk and David Cross getting mainstream love over this last decade or so. To this day it's still my all-time favourite show.

They're two of the greatest comedy minds ever as far as I'm concerned, who still haven't gotten a fraction of the appreciation they deserve.

It was a brilliant show, and I've loved both of those guys ever since then as well.

Montana
08-17-2014, 07:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKE9W0O8bX8

Bleedsblue&white
08-17-2014, 07:38 PM
Anyone watch Vikings?

Great show. Canadian production shot in Ireland. Looking forward to season three.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
08-17-2014, 08:40 PM
As someone who was the biggest mark for 'Mr.Show with Bob & David' as a teenager, it's been awesome seeing both Bob Odenkirk and David Cross getting mainstream love over this last decade or so. To this day it's still my all-time favourite show.

They're two of the greatest comedy minds ever as far as I'm concerned, who still haven't gotten a fraction of the appreciation they deserve.

:thumbup: Agreed!

Loved David Cross in AD as Tobias.

axlsalinger
08-17-2014, 11:24 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLDGoEh7jqA

axlsalinger
08-17-2014, 11:32 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uco5Ed-5y2U

worm
08-18-2014, 10:08 AM
Utopia was pretty good. It is no Sherlock but it is worth watching.


Still one episode to go.

worm
08-18-2014, 03:11 PM
Westboro Baptist @WBCSays

God hates Robin Williams. Westboro Baptist Church hopes to preach outside his funeral -- to his… http://instagram.com/p/rsNJQPBDoL/

LeafGm
08-18-2014, 03:21 PM
Attention whores gonna attention whore.

MindzEye
08-18-2014, 03:26 PM
Westboro Baptist @WBCSays

God hates Robin Williams. Westboro Baptist Church hopes to preach outside his funeral -- to his… http://instagram.com/p/rsNJQPBDoL/

Oh man, I wish he had seen this coming and did a bit about it. Would have been hilarious.

JackBurton
08-18-2014, 05:36 PM
I love how they protest funerals straight actors who played gay characters for their job.

TheCountofMonteCristo
08-18-2014, 05:47 PM
I love how they protest funerals straight actors who played gay characters for their job.

they aren't smart enough to figure that out, they just know that they are popular figures so they protest

LeafGm
08-18-2014, 08:39 PM
I love how they protest funerals straight actors who played gay characters for their job.
They pretty much just call everybody that's not in their Church "fags" though, don't they?

It's just part of their raison d'Ítre: they live off lawsuits. And in order to goad people into doing things they can sue them for, they do the most culturally and socially insensitive things they can possibly think of (picketing funerals of soldiers, dead kids, popular celebrities, etc.).

worm
08-19-2014, 10:15 AM
They are the best.

I hope when the time comes they picket my funeral. Would be the ultimate honour.

Metalleaf
08-19-2014, 06:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovqM72em1dA

Montana
08-19-2014, 06:18 PM
Love the three of them......but that was all kinds of terrible.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
08-19-2014, 06:41 PM
Yeah it went way too long. But, love all three of them.

Hoss
08-21-2014, 08:06 PM
this will be playing at TIFF... they say its getting some positive buzz. Carrell looks like he can pull it off


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x7AMkSJwsw

JackBurton
08-21-2014, 11:31 PM
this will be playing at TIFF... they say its getting some positive buzz. Carrell looks like he can pull it off


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x7AMkSJwsw

My most anticipated film of the year. I am going to see it @ TIFF.

GGpX
08-22-2014, 11:51 PM
Foxcatcher looks like an amazing movie.

I'll probably watch it when it's available on DVD.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
08-25-2014, 10:58 PM
Breaking Bad dominated the Emmys. Won best drama, best writing, best lead actor, best supporting actor and best supporting actress.

The perfect way to say goodbye to this brilliant show. The entire series was epic but that final season, especially the final 8 episodes, they took it to an entirely new level. Not sure any other show could touch that quality of writing and acting.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
08-26-2014, 12:51 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkONupXwM5o

MyNameIsJonas
08-26-2014, 12:54 AM
She was spot on calling him Clark Gable.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
08-26-2014, 09:24 AM
Julia has always been one of my favorites. Her timing is impeccable and she can be so funny.

worm
08-26-2014, 05:23 PM
Utopia: Strong first season. Less strong second season. Enjoyed the style and tempo. Well worth watching.
The Killing (Netflix season): It was okay but I found the ending laughable.

corksens
08-26-2014, 10:33 PM
Just finished Utopia. Great show.

Anyone into the Knick yet? I haven't started.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
08-26-2014, 11:51 PM
Just finished Utopia. Great show.

Anyone into the Knick yet? I haven't started.

I actually watched the first show a couple of nights ago. It was good but not enough to form much of an opinion on. It does seem to have all the making of a good show though.

Montana
08-27-2014, 02:27 AM
http://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1369393/unknown-known.jpg?w=440&h=330&l=50&t=40


Errol Morris' "Fog of War" is my all-time favourite documentary, and while this falls well short of that.....this was a pretty solid 'sequel' of sorts.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-NSyMTpkYI

Metalleaf
08-27-2014, 09:50 AM
If any of you like Bill Murray, TIFF is hosting a Bill Murray day on September 5th. Free Bill Murray movies from 11pm until 6pm at TBLB. Films include Ghostbusters, Stripes, and Groundhog Day.

MindzEye
08-27-2014, 10:12 AM
Is the Murricane himself going to be there?

JackBurton
08-31-2014, 11:48 AM
Everyone should check-out the Roger Ebert Documentary, "Life Itself". It's very interesting and touching to watch. Kudos to Roger for having the courage to have cameras show him in such a state, and for still enjoying life so much when most wouldn't get out of bed.

"Godzilla", although completely unnecessary, was better than I expected. Very entertaining film.

worm
09-02-2014, 11:11 AM
Begin Again was amazing.

Metalleaf
09-03-2014, 12:12 PM
So the Rock has confirmed that he will be Black Adam in the Shazam movie, when DC begins filming it.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/dwayne-johnson-reveals-his-dc-729748

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bwnl_foCYAA-m8S.jpg

SundinsTooth
09-03-2014, 12:16 PM
Is Shazam a real thing? Boy that's gotta be a tough uphill battle for them.


This is from wiki....


Captain Marvel, also known as Shazam, is a fictional superhero who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics. He is the alter ego of Billy Batson, a boy who, by speaking the magic word "Shazam", can transform himself into a costumed man with the power of six mythological figures (Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury, hence the word "Shazam").

Ooof.

Metalleaf
09-03-2014, 12:19 PM
Shazam also got his face melted by Superman in the Mortal Kombat themed DC game "Injustice: Gods Among Us"....I could see Black Adam appearing as a cameo in Batman vs. Superman.

MindzEye
09-03-2014, 12:20 PM
Is Shazam a real thing? Boy that's gotta be a tough uphill battle for them.


This is from wiki....



Ooof.

Yeah, and he's generally a pretty awesome thing. Tough enough to go toe to toe with Superman.

Metalleaf
09-03-2014, 12:27 PM
Shazam's a key member of the Justice League too. If DC's endgame is a JLA movie to compete with Avengers then he needs to be established.

SundinsTooth
09-03-2014, 12:28 PM
Sounds great...can't wait for the box office bomb it will produce.

Man these guys need to stop with the over saturation of bit players. Superman...Superman! is getting beat out by Iron Man in box office dollars. DC casting is pretty suspect at this point.

Thank god for Batman.

MindzEye
09-03-2014, 12:29 PM
Sounds great...can't wait for the box office bomb it will produce.

When was the last comic book movie to actually bomb??

Even Green Lantern did 220 million internationally

SundinsTooth
09-03-2014, 12:30 PM
DC or Marvel?

MindzEye
09-03-2014, 12:31 PM
DC or Marvel?

Either

MindzEye
09-03-2014, 12:37 PM
Sounds great...can't wait for the box office bomb it will produce.

Man these guys need to stop with the over saturation of bit players. Superman...Superman! is getting beat out by Iron Man in box office dollars. DC casting is pretty suspect at this point.

Thank god for Batman.


Iron Man became a hit because I would **** RDJ, you would **** RDJ, any of us that he tried to charm would **** RDJ. Superman did almost 700 million in interational box office, that's massive. With DVD sales, it's close to 1 Billion in rev.

SundinsTooth
09-03-2014, 12:37 PM
Either

Green Lantern was a critical bomb - barely broke even.

Man of Steel was a modest success and this is the greatest IP in comic book history!

Johan Hex was turrible.

I liked Constantine, but it performed poorly.

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was a bomb.

Catwoman. Heh.

I know I'm hitting ancient history, but DC (outside of Sup and Bats) is batting pretty terribly.

SundinsTooth
09-03-2014, 12:40 PM
I just wish they would nail down these properties the way Marvel is doing it. I think DC has always been a little bit more campy, but they still can do better than Shazam.

SundinsTooth
09-03-2014, 12:40 PM
Iron Man became a hit because I would **** RDJ, you would **** RDJ, any of us that he tried to charm would **** RDJ. Superman did almost 700 million in interational box office, that's massive. With DVD sales, it's close to 1 Billion in rev.

Hehe - perfect. But this is kinda my point. Casting is so important and The Rock is not RDJ.

MindzEye
09-03-2014, 12:43 PM
Green Lantern was a critical bomb - barely broke even.

Man of Steel was a modest success and this is the greatest IP in comic book history!

Johan Hex was turrible.

I liked Constantine, but it performed poorly.

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was a bomb.

Catwoman. Heh.

I know I'm hitting ancient history, but DC (outside of Sup and Bats) is batting pretty terribly.

Yeah, you're reaching into pre MCU & DCU (pending) stuff which I don't think is very applicable. MCU has been hit after hit and Man of Steel did major business (and was a solid, solid flick). Lantern sucked, but it broke even (made 20 million, even after the standard accounting shell games the studios regularly pull to make profitable movies look less profitable for tax purposes)

Jonah Hex though, is probably the right answer. Stupid idea for a movie and bad execution of it.

MindzEye
09-03-2014, 12:44 PM
Hehe - perfect. But this is kinda my point. Casting is so important and The Rock is not RDJ.

Rock isn't play shazam. He's playing the villain, the evil mirror image of shazam, black adam. I'd call that pretty spot on casting tbh

SundinsTooth
09-03-2014, 12:45 PM
I'm not shitting on the IP...I love me some DC, but man...Marvel is just humming.

Ben Affleck (although I'm not judging one way or the other) has a very high risk/reward thing going on.

Gotham looks good though...high hopes.

SundinsTooth
09-03-2014, 12:46 PM
Rock isn't play shazam. He's playing the villain, the evil mirror image of shazam, black adam. I'd call that pretty spot on casting tbh

Really? You find the Rock has gravitas? I find him completely hacky and uninteresting. Like casting that dude who played the Punisher that no one remembers.

SundinsTooth
09-03-2014, 12:47 PM
Oh and has anyone played this? ****ing so much fun.

http://cf.geekdo-images.com/images/pic1430769_md.jpg

MindzEye
09-03-2014, 12:48 PM
I'm not shitting on the IP...I love me some DC, but man...Marvel is just humming.

Ben Affleck (although I'm not judging one way or the other) has a very high risk/reward thing going on.

Gotham looks good though...high hopes.


Affleck is going to crush a Frank MIllerish Batman and he has the hollywood cache to get just about anyone he wants into the DCU project going forward.

Marvel is humming, yeah, but the Batman and Superman movies put out over the last 4-5 years have all been fantastic. DC needs to prove that they can pull off an Iron Man, or Guardians type coup where they turn a secondary title into a big name, but they seem to be following the marvel blueprint now and JLA should be massive if they do it right.

MindzEye
09-03-2014, 12:50 PM
Really? You find the Rock has gravitas? I find him completely hacky and uninteresting. Like casting that dude who played the Punisher that no one remembers.

In the right role, I enjoy him, yeah. Let him be huge and mean looking, and you're playing to his strengths. Make him do that "acting" thing and you're always going to be left wanting. Arnold became the most iconic villain ever without ever saying a word man.

SundinsTooth
09-03-2014, 12:50 PM
Affleck is going to crush a Frank MIllerish Batman and he has the hollywood cache to get just about anyone he wants into the DCU project going forward.

Marvel is humming, yeah, but the Batman and Superman movies put out over the last 4-5 years have all been fantastic. DC needs to prove that they can pull off an Iron Man, or Guardians type coup where they turn a secondary title into a big name, but they seem to be following the marvel blueprint now and JLA should be massive if they do it right.

Yeah, you are probably right. They will fine tune this thing into the science (box office) it has become with audience testing, edits, etc. Can't wait for the inevitable JLA Vs. Avengers. :thumbup:

SundinsTooth
09-03-2014, 12:51 PM
In the right role, I enjoy him, yeah. Let him be huge and mean looking, and you're playing to his strengths. Make him do that "acting" thing and you're always going to be left wanting. Arnold became the most iconic villain ever without ever saying a word man.

Arnold got to speak in T3 too much and we all know how that ended. You may have a point there.

MindzEye
09-03-2014, 12:53 PM
Arnold got to speak in T3 too much and we all know how that ended. You may have a point there.

He's been solid as the supercop in the F&F series because they have him there to be big and mean looking and he's effective at it...to the point where it seemed entirely unbelievable that super badass dom turreto beat him in a scrap.

SundinsTooth
09-03-2014, 12:54 PM
http://www.showbiz411.com/2014/09/03/official-tarantino-hateful-eight-is-a-go-for-weinstein-company


I love the thought of a big 70 mm western.
Here’s the press release:
The distribution of this post-Civil War western will be a major event for
theaters and something that only Quentin Tarantino could dream up. THE HATEFUL
EIGHT will be shot on 65mm film and have the widest 70mm film release in over
twenty years. This unique distribution plan will also feature 35mm and DCP
formats following the initial and exclusive 70mm release. Principal photography
will begin in January with a domestic release slated for the fall of 2015.
Richard Gladstein, Stacey Sher and Shannon McIntosh will produce the film and
the executive producers are Bob and Harvey Weinstein along with G. Mac Brown.
THE HATEFUL EIGHT marks a continuation of the long-standing relationship between
the celebrated filmmaker and the Weinsteins, who have collaborated on all of
Tarantino’s films, from RESERVOIR DOGS through DJANGO UNCHAINED.

Montana
09-03-2014, 12:55 PM
Shazam > Supes



People think Kryptonite is the Man of Steel's only weakness, but homie also can't **** with that Shazam magic.

Metalleaf
09-03-2014, 12:56 PM
Well WB has 11 DC movies in development....

-Batman vs Superman
-Wonder Woman
-Aquaman
-Justice League
-Shazam
-Justice League Dark
...rest are untitled/unannounced so far.

then you have other properties which I think are Netflix bound: Deathstroke, Suicide Squad

and Gotham of course.

SundinsTooth
09-03-2014, 12:56 PM
Shazam < Jock Itch

More people have heard of jock itch.

*Science.

Montana
09-03-2014, 12:58 PM
Shazam is more well known than the Guardians of the Galaxy.......which obviously hasn't impacted their ability to print money at will.

SundinsTooth
09-03-2014, 01:00 PM
Guardians of the Galaxy was a brilliant piece of film making. Like something out of our childhood.
Shazam will be Hercules 2.

Metalleaf
09-03-2014, 01:01 PM
Shit, I forgot Arrow, The Flash, and the Constantine TV reboot.

SundinsTooth
09-03-2014, 01:02 PM
Man Aquaman will be good...hope they can cast Kevin Costner.

Jesus, I'm bitter today.

Metalleaf
09-03-2014, 01:02 PM
I hope Captain Cold is in a Flash episode so I can wet myself laughing.

worm
09-03-2014, 01:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIQQizcN46Q

Metalleaf
09-03-2014, 01:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj0l7iGKh8g

The Weather Wizard...just as funny.

Montana
09-03-2014, 01:07 PM
I think the single project I'm looking forward to the most is Daredevil on Netflix.....if they tap into Frank Miller's, Brian Michael Bendis', and Ed Brubaker's runs and do they justice, it'll be one of the best adult focused interpretations of a comic we've had so far.

Matt Fraction & Ed Brubaker's 'Immortal Iron Fist' run was pretty great too.....has potential to surprise some people, given how few know about the character.

Montana
09-03-2014, 01:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj0l7iGKh8g

The Weather Wizard...just as funny.


I actually know the actor playing him, Chad Rook.....used to be in a comedy troup with a buddy of mine.

He's a hilariously terrible actor, who thinks he's the next Tom Cruise.

Metalleaf
09-03-2014, 01:20 PM
Apparently Wentworth Miller has been cast as Captain Cold...dreams do come true...

http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Flash-TV-Captain-Cold-Actor-Wentworth-Miller.jpg

SundinsTooth
09-03-2014, 01:20 PM
Writing for the Shazam movie? Darren Lemke.

Shrek Forever After and Jack the Giant Slayer scribe.

Kudo's DC. What a catch.

Metalleaf
09-03-2014, 01:26 PM
Writing for the Shazam movie? Darren Lemke.

Shrek Forever After and Jack the Giant Slayer scribe.

Kudo's DC. What a catch.

James Gunn's prior credits before writing Guardians include:

Movie 43
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Scooby-Doo

Montana
09-03-2014, 01:28 PM
Writing for the Shazam movie? Darren Lemke.

Shrek Forever After and Jack the Giant Slayer scribe.

Kudo's DC. What a catch.


Point.


James Gunn's prior credits before writing Guardians include:

Movie 43
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Scooby-Doo


Counter-point.

Bleedsblue&white
09-03-2014, 01:28 PM
Green Lantern was a critical bomb - barely broke even.

Man of Steel was a modest success and this is the greatest IP in comic book history!

Johan Hex was turrible.

I liked Constantine, but it performed poorly.

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was a bomb.

Catwoman. Heh.

I know I'm hitting ancient history, but DC (outside of Sup and Bats) is batting pretty terribly.

I liked LoEG, watch it whenever it comes on. Sure it could have been better, but it's fun.

I liked Constantine even if they went with a brown haired Keanu.
I hear the TV show is having issues with all the smoking, lol...changing the hair colour was bad enough.


Marvel definitely started doing it right first, but I personally hope Shazam rocks...I had a Shazam action figure around 5 yrs old; myself, Shazam and Spidey had some serious adventures.

Metalleaf
09-03-2014, 01:29 PM
Marvel has the big screen locked in right now...but DC looks promising on the TV front.

Montana
09-03-2014, 01:30 PM
http://testyourmight.com/attachments/captain-marvel-shazam-jsa-alex-ross-jpg.6154/

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
09-03-2014, 02:22 PM
Well WB has 11 DC movies in development....

-Batman vs Superman
-Wonder Woman
-Aquaman
-Justice League
-Shazam
-Justice League Dark
...rest are untitled/unannounced so far.

then you have other properties which I think are Netflix bound: Deathstroke, Suicide Squad

and Gotham of course.

Also Flash and Constantine.

Habspatrol
09-03-2014, 02:30 PM
I actually know the actor playing him, Chad Rook.....used to be in a comedy troup with a buddy of mine.

He's a hilariously terrible actor, who thinks he's the next Tom Cruise.

I wonder if you hadn't said this if I'd have noticed just how bad he is. He seems like a genuinely terrible actor.

Volcanologist
09-03-2014, 02:36 PM
Can't remember if I posted already but give Snowpiercer a look. enjoyed it.

JackBurton
09-03-2014, 05:00 PM
Can't remember if I posted already but give Snowpiercer a look. enjoyed it.

One of the best films of the year.

JackBurton
09-03-2014, 05:00 PM
I watched "To Be Takei" and OH MY it's a good documentary.

JackBurton
09-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Apparently Wentworth Miller has been cast as Captain Cold...dreams do come true...

http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Flash-TV-Captain-Cold-Actor-Wentworth-Miller.jpg

Now they're getting to the point of making superhero movies of characters I've never heard of.

worm
09-03-2014, 05:09 PM
You are all nerds.

I did not even know who Iron Man was until the movie came out.

SundinsTooth
09-03-2014, 05:50 PM
oh worm, don't be that guy.

http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9rj6bxSrs1qfvhmzo1_500.jpg

worm
09-03-2014, 06:03 PM
I am a nerd about a lot of things...not comics though.

I still could not tell you which is Marvel and which is DC....

SundinsTooth
09-03-2014, 08:00 PM
Marvel is the one with an m and it sounds like farvel.

DC is just two letters sounded phonetically. DC.

MindzEye
09-03-2014, 09:52 PM
Guardians of the Galaxy was a brilliant piece of film making. Like something out of our childhood.
Shazam will be Hercules 2.

Hercules was only Hercules because they cast a walking talking superhero and tried to turn Hercules into a human interest piece. If they had done the "right" thing and just made a mythical superhero movie with the Rock as Herc, it would have been ****ing pimp.

His acting is pretty much limited to walking around looking like a badass who can do badass things. But he does that pretty ****ing well.

MindzEye
09-03-2014, 09:59 PM
Writing for the Shazam movie? Darren Lemke.

Shrek Forever After and Jack the Giant Slayer scribe.

Kudo's DC. What a catch.

Okay, maybe I'm wrong and they will **** it all up. MCU has put this shit on a tee for them though, they just need to put a decent swing on it.

MindzEye
09-03-2014, 10:02 PM
I am a nerd about a lot of things...not comics though.

I still could not tell you which is Marvel and which is DC....

Home schooling should be illegal and the home schooled should be sterilized.

zeke
09-05-2014, 10:31 AM
In honor of Bill Murray Day....

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Montana
09-05-2014, 12:54 PM
"Where's that red one gonna go."

Metalleaf
09-05-2014, 04:23 PM
Bill Murray is supposed to be at Princess of Wales tonight for his film St. Vincent.

JackBurton
09-05-2014, 08:19 PM
Bill Murray is supposed to be at Princess of Wales tonight for his film St. Vincent.

What a great surprise for people who got tickets. It was only announced after it was sold out.

JackBurton
09-07-2014, 01:56 AM
"The Captive" is a big disappointment from Atom Egoyan.

MyNameIsJonas
09-07-2014, 06:58 AM
"The Captive" is a big disappointment from Atom Egoyan.

It was god awful.

It took me 45 mins before i realized they were using flashbacks.

JackBurton
09-07-2014, 09:29 AM
It was god awful.

It took me 45 mins before i realized they were using flashbacks.

Yeah, they were incredibly sloppy with the flashbacks. I was confused as well.

There was just no suspense whatsoever. Also, Kevin Durand (Who I generally like as an actor) tries way too hard to look/act like a creepy pedophile. He's terribly mis-cast.

I wanted to see it because the trailer made it look great. Apparently it got booed at the Cannes film festival.

MyNameIsJonas
09-07-2014, 10:21 AM
Yeah, they were incredibly sloppy with the flashbacks. I was confused as well.

There was just no suspense whatsoever. Also, Kevin Durand (Who I generally like as an actor) tries way too hard to look/act like a creepy pedophile. He's terribly mis-cast.

I wanted to see it because the trailer made it look great. Apparently it got booed at the Cannes film festival.

As it should have, Also, was Bruce Greenwood evil? I felt like he was and then they never showed him again? what the hell was that?

Bang on Durand too, who was trying way too hard.

I also feel like Rosario Dawson is miscast in anything she is in that's not Sin City.

Metalleaf
09-07-2014, 10:13 PM
Cedric the Entertainer gave me a high five today...this gives me extra street cred.

JohnnyHolmes
09-08-2014, 03:09 AM
What does it give you if you have no idea who that is?

MindzEye
09-08-2014, 07:33 AM
What does it give you if you have no idea who that is?

Then ability to say "I'm not a racist, I highly five'd cedric the entertainer back in 2014" with a straight face


Which... Not gonna lie, is pretty ducking sweet

MindzEye
09-08-2014, 07:34 AM
Cedric the Entertainer gave me a high five today...this gives me extra street cred.

You needed a colbertesque picture with your "black friend"... That would have been instant street cred

hairnova
09-08-2014, 11:14 AM
Trailer Park Boys Season 8 is fantastic.

worm
09-08-2014, 05:55 PM
Anybody watch BoJack Horseman?

Bleedsblue&white
09-08-2014, 07:19 PM
Trailer Park Boys Season 8 is fantastic.

Friend of mine was in two episodes in 2001, I got her to autograph my Season One DVD. Now if she only gets really famous and dies I might get 50 bucks for it.
Hours of entertainment.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
09-08-2014, 08:37 PM
Anybody watch BoJack Horseman?

Yes, I am enjoying it.

Metalleaf
09-08-2014, 09:31 PM
Its fun being sort of in charge of closing a street, especially when I get to see Jon Stewart.

GGpX
09-09-2014, 08:06 AM
Although it basically got canceled and the new season skipped over a lot of important historical events so that it could reach it's desired conclusion sooner, Boardwalk Empire is still amazing in terms of production value and content.

Habspatrol
09-09-2014, 11:03 AM
Haven't watched the latest episode yet. Gonna watch it tonight. Such a great show.

worm
09-09-2014, 11:04 AM
Although it basically got canceled and the new season skipped over a lot of important historical events so that it could reach it's desired conclusion sooner, Boardwalk Empire is still amazing in terms of production value and content.

Cannot get through season 2.

One of the many shows I need to finish/start watching.

SoA
Wire
BE
Homeland
Mad Men

Montana
09-09-2014, 11:53 AM
Wire









Mad Men
BE





Homeland








SoA



Tiered/prioritized.

Habspatrol
09-09-2014, 12:03 PM
Yeah the Wire should be at the top of everyone's list. For now I'd list my favorite shows as... (non comedy)

The Wire
Breaking Bad
Sherlock
Boardwalk Empire
House Of Cards
True Detective
Ray Donovan
Walking Dead
Homeland
Orange Is The New Black (though it's apparently a comedy)

Haven't watched
The Sapranos (I know, it's on my list)
Game Of Thrones
Utopia

Blueman
09-09-2014, 12:37 PM
House of Cards is much higher on my list. Get into GOT.. it's terrific, probably my #1.

worm
09-09-2014, 12:43 PM
Tiered/prioritized.

Progress.

Wire - 2 episodes (currently is my top priority)
Mad Men - cant get passed the second season - probably last on my list
BE - have watched the first and most of the second season - probably need to rewatch some of it now to refresh my memory
Homeland - Watched the first 2.5 seasons. Probably should get back into it.
SoA - I think I am 1.5 seasons behind....might watch this because I am not too far behind.

Habspatrol
09-09-2014, 12:44 PM
HoC is amazing but I can't put it above any of those shows. Maybe close with Boardwalk Empire, but I think I prefer BE.

I plan on getting into GoT one of these days.

worm
09-09-2014, 12:46 PM
Yeah the Wire should be at the top of everyone's list. For now I'd list my favorite shows as... (non comedy)

The Wire
Breaking Bad
Sherlock
Boardwalk Empire
House Of Cards
True Detective
Ray Donovan
Walking Dead
Homeland
Orange Is The New Black (though it's apparently a comedy)

Haven't watched
The Sapranos (I know, it's on my list)
Game Of Thrones
Utopia



Sapranos - is also on my list..I watched most of it but out of order and so on


The shows I do watch.... and how I rate them.

1. Game of Thrones
2. Game of Thrones
3. Game of Thrones
4. Breaking Bad (obviously do not watch this one anymore)
5. Sherlock
6. House of Cards
7. Orange is the New Black
8. True Detective (curious what happens for the next season)
9. Walking Dead
10. Suits

worm
09-09-2014, 12:47 PM
oh and I dont watch comedy because comedy is shit

Habspatrol
09-09-2014, 12:53 PM
Sapranos - is also on my list..I watched most of it but out of order and so on


The shows I do watch.... and how I rate them.

1. Game of Thrones
2. Game of Thrones
3. Game of Thrones
4. Breaking Bad (obviously do not watch this one anymore)
5. Sherlock
6. House of Cards
7. Orange is the New Black
8. True Detective (curious what happens for the next season)
9. Walking Dead
10. Suits

Nice list, only ones I haven't watched are GoT and Suits but I definitely have GoT high on my to watch list.


oh and I dont watch comedy because comedy is shit
Network comedy can suck. Cable/ comedy can be awesome.

Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Wilfred are fantastic.

worm
09-09-2014, 12:55 PM
Suits isnt great (like the GoT, Breaking Bad, etc) but it is fun.

Comedy sucks.

Just not for me.

I much prefer drama.

Habspatrol
09-09-2014, 12:59 PM
Suits isnt great (like the GoT, Breaking Bad, etc) but it is fun.

Comedy sucks.

Just not for me.

I much prefer drama.

Fair enough, but I'd suggest giving those two a shot. Especially Wilfred cause it's super dark and if you look at it the right way it's not even comedy but rather a disturbing show about a guy who is completely ****ed up and losing his mind.

Also, The League is amazingly funny.

LeafGm
09-09-2014, 01:15 PM
Suits isnt great (like the GoT, Breaking Bad, etc) but it is fun.

Comedy sucks.

Just not for me.

I much prefer drama.
Yeah, I've been in the same boat for the past few years too.

I think what it comes down to is that I like a great story and comedy shows, which are pretty much all episodic, just don't provide that.

worm
09-09-2014, 01:18 PM
Yeah, I've been in the same boat for the past few years too.

I think what it comes down to is that I like a great story and comedy shows, which are pretty much all episodic, just don't provide that.

Never really thought about the 'why' but I think you might have hit the nail on the head.

Montana
09-09-2014, 01:18 PM
Louie is arguably the single best piece of art being made for television in the last decade.....and the meaning and weight of any given episode kicks the f*ck out of anything these dramas are trying to say, imo.

worm
09-09-2014, 01:19 PM
Fair enough, but I'd suggest giving those two a shot. Especially Wilfred cause it's super dark and if you look at it the right way it's not even comedy but rather a disturbing show about a guy who is completely ****ed up and losing his mind.

Also, The League is amazingly funny.

I have watched some Sunny and League...meh.

They are okay but my TV time is stretched thin with drama and sports... :p

worm
09-09-2014, 01:20 PM
Louie is arguably the single best piece of art being made for television in the last decade. The meaning in any given episode kicks the f*ck out of anything these dramas are trying to say, imo.

Also watched that....a lot of "meh"

but I heard the first season isnt very good and it gets better.

Habspatrol
09-09-2014, 01:21 PM
Yeah, I've been in the same boat for the past few years too.

I think what it comes down to is that I like a great story and comedy shows, which are pretty much all episodic, just don't provide that.

That makes sense. That may be why I enjoy comedies with a running story like Arrested Development and Wilfred so much more than most sitcoms.

Montana
09-09-2014, 01:23 PM
In possibly the single most pretentious thing I could say......if someone finds Louie to be "meh", I can only assume they didn't "get it".



I can see people going in, expecting knee-slapping humor and thus not enjoying it, or missing the point......but that mother f*cker is breaking down the human condition, in a manner that puts everything else on television to absolute shame. (imo)

worm
09-09-2014, 01:25 PM
In possibly the single most pretentious thing I could say......if someone finds Louie to be "meh", I can only assume they didn't "get it".



I can see people going in, expecting knee-slapping human and not enjoying it, or missing the point......but that mother f*cker is breaking down the human condition, in a manner that puts everything else on television to absolute shame. (imo)

Quite possible.

I only watched maybe half of the first season.

You have been spot on with your recommendations....so if I do give a comedy a shot it will be this one.

worm
09-09-2014, 01:27 PM
Oh...I totally watch a comedy...Archer.

Totally forgot.

worm
09-09-2014, 01:27 PM
Socialist Republic of Canada.

LeafGm
09-09-2014, 01:46 PM
That makes sense. That may be why I enjoy comedies with a running story like Arrested Development and Wilfred so much more than most sitcoms.
Yep. Arrested Development is one of the few comedies I really got into in recent years, though I gave up less than halfway through the most recent "Netflix" season.

Haven't checked out Wilfred though.

SundinsTooth
09-09-2014, 02:47 PM
In possibly the single most pretentious thing I could say......if someone finds Louie to be "meh", I can only assume they didn't "get it".



I can see people going in, expecting knee-slapping humor and thus not enjoying it, or missing the point......but that mother f*cker is breaking down the human condition, in a manner that puts everything else on television to absolute shame. (imo)

I totally get what he is doing, but I frankly couldn't care enough to get through the third season. Ponderous describes his show perfectly for me.

With that said though, that Melissa Leo episode in S3 had one of the funniest two minutes in comedy I've ever seen

zeke
09-09-2014, 03:00 PM
"how many blowjobs do you think i've given to get where i am? How many?"

"well i wouldn't answer that.."

"HOW MANY?"

"well, about 40 or so."

Volcanologist
09-09-2014, 03:07 PM
In possibly the single most pretentious thing I could say......if someone finds Louie to be "meh", I can only assume they didn't "get it".



I can see people going in, expecting knee-slapping humor and thus not enjoying it, or missing the point......but that mother f*cker is breaking down the human condition, in a manner that puts everything else on television to absolute shame. (imo)

#LeafNation

Haven't watched but it's on the list.

Habspatrol
09-09-2014, 03:08 PM
Also, House of Lies is a really good comedy.

number17
09-09-2014, 03:38 PM
Sapranos - is also on my list..I watched most of it but out of order and so on


The shows I do watch.... and how I rate them.

1. Game of Thrones
2. Game of Thrones
3. Game of Thrones
4. Breaking Bad (obviously do not watch this one anymore)
5. Sherlock
6. House of Cards
7. Orange is the New Black
8. True Detective (curious what happens for the next season)
9. Walking Dead
10. SuitsThat's close to my list.

I'd have GoT as #1 on my list, Breaking Bad as #2, Sherlock as #3 (and Sherlock would be #2 prior to Season 3, which was a tad of a letdown)

I have X-Files as #4 - but I don't recommend Season 5+ ... it gets increasingly convoluted and stupid past season 5 imo.

I also greatly enjoyed Firefly, but I'd probably rank it behind Sons of Anarchy, which would be #5 on my list. (and final season starts tonight!)

And House of Cards would probably be #7 on my list.

I started watching True Detective but I'm going VERY slow ... so far (in episode 3) the series is developing very slow.

Tried watching Orange is the New Black but couldn't get into it. I may give it another try later. Also tried Arrested Development but comedy series really isn't my cup of tea.

BG
09-09-2014, 04:22 PM
The most recent season of Louie was very interesting, there wasn't really any way to categorize it. Well acted, well written - but everything really popped. It's not fall down funny, and there are many really uncomfortable scenes, but really nicely put together.

Memorable moments from this season:

Jerry Seinfeld guest stars

Charles Grodin's doctorly advice..

Daughter/New girlfriend violin scene..

2 part flashback to Louie's highschool years (Jeremy Renner guest stars)

worm
09-09-2014, 04:25 PM
That's close to my list.

I'd have GoT as #1 on my list, Breaking Bad as #2, Sherlock as #3 (and Sherlock would be #2 prior to Season 3, which was a tad of a letdown)

I have X-Files as #4 - but I don't recommend Season 5+ ... it gets increasingly convoluted and stupid past season 5 imo.

I also greatly enjoyed Firefly, but I'd probably rank it behind Sons of Anarchy, which would be #5 on my list. (and final season starts tonight!)

And House of Cards would probably be #7 on my list.

I started watching True Detective but I'm going VERY slow ... so far (in episode 3) the series is developing very slow.

Tried watching Orange is the New Black but couldn't get into it. I may give it another try later. Also tried Arrested Development but comedy series really isn't my cup of tea.

Thought about re-watching X-Files. One of those shows I watched on and off in my youth.

MyNameIsJonas
09-09-2014, 04:32 PM
Also, House of Lies is a really good comedy.

I see this as a great characters, okay show situation.

JohnnyHolmes
09-09-2014, 06:47 PM
I saw this really funny show the other day. It's called "Hannity".

Aberdeen
09-09-2014, 07:05 PM
Man you guys are so cool. I watch Time Team (UK) and The Agenda with Steve Paikin haha.

voyager
09-09-2014, 08:16 PM
I was curious about SoA, however seeing all the low-borns out there wearing the merchandise more or less killed it for me.

GGpX
09-09-2014, 08:54 PM
The Wire is unequivocally the best TV series I've ever seen. The best way I can describe it is, it's almost like you have a front row seat to the streets of Baltimore & the everyday struggles of it all. It doesn't feel like a TV drama at all (until season 5, but **** it, seasons 1-4 were awesome).

There's a few characters on that series that are exact replicas of people I used to go to school with.

Boardwalk Empire is my second favorite series. On top of having the single best production value of any TV series I've ever seen, there are so many layers to that show and so many little things that you pick up the second & third times you watch it. It's just so incredibly well done.

Also, unpopular opinion alert, I thought Breaking Bad was incredibly overrated. A pretty good show, but not nearly as good as everyone made it out to be. One of the things that really turned me off on that show was the blatant foreshadowing they used. Jesus, I ****ing hated that. I don't mind subtle foreshadowing, like there is Boardwalk Empire. But blatant, "Hey, this is what happened! Now watch to see how it got this far!" foreshadowing? ****. To the show's credit, they created my second favorite TV character ever in Jesse Pinkman. What a great actor Aaron Paul is, man. He was the star of just about every scene he was in.

Homeland was a piece of shit, until season 2 where I stopped really caring. Then it started getting good. Season 3 was pretty silly, but still enjoyable. I tried re-watching season 1 in my apathetic setting like I did season 2 & 3, found it even worse than I originally did. **** me season 1 was dreadful. Build up, build up, build up and... nothing happens. Balloons deflates without even making that funny fart noise. Nearly all season long.

I really want to watch GoT, but I've been spoiled on so many things, meh. I wish I had the time to read it instead.

johnunit
09-09-2014, 09:20 PM
The Wire is unequivocally the best TV series I've ever seen. The best way I can describe it is, it's almost like you have a front row seat to the streets of Baltimore & the everyday struggles of it all. It doesn't feel like a TV drama at all (until season 5, but **** it, seasons 1-4 were awesome).

There's a few characters on that series that are exact replicas of people I used to go to school with.

Boardwalk Empire is my second favorite series. On top of having the single best production value of any TV series I've ever seen, there are so many layers to that show and so many little things that you pick up the second & third times you watch it. It's just so incredibly well done.

Also, unpopular opinion alert, I thought Breaking Bad was incredibly overrated. A pretty good show, but not nearly as good as everyone made it out to be. One of the things that really turned me off on that show was the blatant foreshadowing they used. Jesus, I ****ing hated that. I don't mind subtle foreshadowing, like there is Boardwalk Empire. But blatant, "Hey, this is what happened! Now watch to see how it got this far!" foreshadowing? ****. To the show's credit, they created my second favorite TV character ever in Jesse Pinkman. What a great actor Aaron Paul is, man. He was the star of just about every scene he was in.

Homeland was a piece of shit, until season 2 where I stopped really caring. Then it started getting good. Season 3 was pretty silly, but still enjoyable. I tried re-watching season 1 in my apathetic setting like I did season 2 & 3, found it even worse than I originally did. **** me season 1 was dreadful. Build up, build up, build up and... nothing happens. Balloons deflates without even making that funny fart noise. Nearly all season long.

I really want to watch GoT, but I've been spoiled on so many things, meh. I wish I had the time to read it instead.

IMO, the GoT series has enough depth of plot that having a few things spoiled won't matter too much. Heck, even people who read the books often go "woah, that just happened" at the end of many episodes.

Agreed on Boardwalk Empire. I've actually gotten behind on it because it demands your full attention or you just feel like you're missing too much of the nuance.

hockeylover
09-09-2014, 10:03 PM
I get into shows late usually and then just binge watch. Just got caught up on Mad Men this summer.

Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Suits, Homeland, Orange is the New Black. Just started watching a bit of The League. Want to start Louie soon.

angelfish
09-10-2014, 07:34 AM
When do you guys have time to watch all theses shows. Get out of the house and enjoy yourself. EXERCISE be the best you can be. Too much TV rots your brain!!!!

SundinsTooth
09-10-2014, 07:38 AM
When do you guys have time to watch all theses shows. Get out of the house and enjoy yourself. EXERCISE be the best you can be. Too much TV rots your brain!!!!

+1

Habspatrol
09-10-2014, 08:54 AM
When do you guys have time to watch all theses shows.
Mostly at night.


Get out of the house and enjoy yourself.
I enjoy being in my house.


EXERCISE be the best you can be.
No, I like being mediocre.


Too much TV rots your brain!!!!
That's not true

Habspatrol
09-10-2014, 08:54 AM
+1

-1

LeafGm
09-10-2014, 09:06 AM
Be the best I can be? Sure thing, Tony Robbins.

SundinsTooth
09-10-2014, 09:25 AM
Don't negate me man

corksens
09-10-2014, 10:11 AM
It's almost like angelfish forgot that a) there are 24 hours in a day and b) we have winter.

voyager
09-10-2014, 10:35 AM
even in winter I find I have next to no time available for couch surfing.

corksens
09-10-2014, 10:42 AM
Not me. I hibernate and play hockey.

worm
09-10-2014, 10:46 AM
When do you guys have time to watch all theses shows. Get out of the house and enjoy yourself. EXERCISE be the best you can be. Too much TV rots your brain!!!!

Exercise?
Maybe you should read instead. Start with "Everything Bad is Good for You" by Johnson.

LeafGm
09-10-2014, 10:48 AM
I spend plenty of time outside in the winter. Both for walk/hikes with the dog and winter sports. But I still usually find time for a couple hours of TV before I go to sleep for the night.

Having seen a bunch of TV shows that have come out in the past decade (and more) ≠ Couch potato.

Metalleaf
09-10-2014, 10:53 AM
Why waste key strokes when you could be lifting, bro?

LeafGm
09-10-2014, 11:13 AM
True bruh. Nobody ever got swole typing on a keyboard.

Bleedsblue&white
09-10-2014, 11:18 AM
When do you guys have time to watch all theses shows. Get out of the house and enjoy yourself. EXERCISE be the best you can be. Too much TV rots your brain!!!!

My wife and I enjoy watching TV, but it is true that you can lose out on physical activity so we've come up with a plan;

We have an exercycle in the living room that we actually use. It's quiet and I find an hour of biking just flies.

Bleedsblue&white
09-10-2014, 11:20 AM
TV shows are 45 minutes anyways (ones with commercials) so watching two episodes PVR'ed is only an hour and a half...that's a short movie.

Habspatrol
09-10-2014, 11:39 AM
My wife and I enjoy watching TV, but it is true that you can lose out on physical activity so we've come up with a plan;

We have an exercycle in the living room that we actually use. It's quiet and I find an hour of biking just flies.

I walk on the treadmill while I play MLB The Show/NHL15 on the PS4.

BG
09-10-2014, 11:45 AM
Watching Leafs games is exercise enough for me, between the yelling and the pacing...

voyager
09-10-2014, 11:58 AM
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jarettwieselman/kitten-party-is-the-movie-our-world-needs-right-now?s=mobile

worm
09-10-2014, 12:18 PM
I walk on the treadmill while I play MLB The Show/NHL15 on the PS4.

I eat candy while playing video games and watching TV.

Montana
09-10-2014, 12:30 PM
I have X-Files as #4 - but I don't recommend Season 5+ ... it gets increasingly convoluted and stupid past season 5 imo.

http://i.imgur.com/GO7MUe0.jpg?1

zeke
09-10-2014, 12:45 PM
Thought Xfiles started to suck when it stopped being independant stories and all about the one plotline every episode.

SundinsTooth
09-10-2014, 12:59 PM
When did it do that? Didn't it always have a creature of the week thing going on?

number17
09-10-2014, 01:16 PM
No, I think X-files has always had an on-going plot line, but every season from season 1 has been filled intermittently by those MOTW (Monster of the week) or off-main-plot episodes.

I think the series began to really suck when the writer, in trying to make the plot line more mysterious and 'darker', end up making it stupidly convoluted ... the series really went downhill quickly after Scully got pregnant by aliens ...

MyNameIsJonas
09-10-2014, 01:43 PM
Anyone catch Sons premiere?

Bleedsblue&white
09-10-2014, 01:45 PM
You can get X-files in a box set that only has the ongoing plot episodes, skipping all the MOTW's.


Anybody who liked X-Files should try Fringe; similar vein but with answers.

number17
09-10-2014, 01:56 PM
yeah I also watched Fringe ... Season 1 was OK ... beyond that it's kinda like a watered down version of X-files. I did enjoy season 1 (and maybe 2) of it because it's like a condensed version of all the X-files MOTW episodes but with much better CG.

I PVR'ed SOA premiere last night ... gonna watch it tonight!

Volcanologist
09-10-2014, 02:13 PM
The funny part about that meme is that Scully actually makes a reference to that episode in one show. She remarks "I could've done without that fluke guy".

For me it's the last 3 or so seasons that are weak. 1-6 are excellent.

Bleedsblue&white
09-10-2014, 03:06 PM
this is a great trailer/synopsis of what Fringe was.

Great acting too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBEtFE_6-bM

Bleedsblue&white
09-10-2014, 03:17 PM
This clip should at least get you curious to know what the **** he was talking about...Walter bishop is one of the best TV characters ever.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bk8VfK7TRM

SundinsTooth
09-10-2014, 03:27 PM
Teeds always said his inventor was the inspiration for that Bishop character.

Bleedsblue&white
09-11-2014, 03:48 PM
I just watched my Firefly box set again, and for the first time I wondered what the show would have been like without that perfect Western soundtrack.

I think you could have made it a completely different show.

Metalleaf
09-11-2014, 07:53 PM
Saw Martin Scorsese 4 times today. Pretty cool.

Habspatrol
09-11-2014, 08:10 PM
Stalker.

Metalleaf
09-11-2014, 08:45 PM
You should have seen the fangirls flocking to Benedict Cumberbatch...I felt bad for him.

MindzEye
09-11-2014, 09:22 PM
You should have seen the fangirls flocking to Benedict Cumberbatch...I felt bad for him.

Is he not attracting top tier tail?

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
09-11-2014, 09:42 PM
http://cdn2.epictimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/20140911-055143-8532-450x300.jpg

The new Batmobile

MindzEye
09-11-2014, 09:49 PM
http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/2/george_carlin.gif

Metalleaf
09-11-2014, 09:55 PM
Is he not attracting top tier tail?

Maybe...but I saw a bunch of girls with pictures of him taped to their shoulders and his name written across their chest...

Metalleaf
09-11-2014, 09:56 PM
http://cdn2.epictimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/20140911-055143-8532-450x300.jpg

The new Batmobile

Snyder tweeted that out after people took photos of it during a shoot.

Montana
09-11-2014, 09:58 PM
http://cdn2.epictimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/20140911-055143-8532-450x300.jpg

The new Batmobile


Bout as close to The Dark Knight Returns Bat Tank, that we're ever likely to see....


http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=97839&d=1394427833


http://storiesbywilliams.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/tdkr_batmobile.jpg

Metalleaf
09-11-2014, 10:31 PM
Its also pretty close to the one used in Batman: Arkham Knight....

http://www.ramascreen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Batman-Arkham-Knight-Batmobile-e1401805874923.jpg

number17
09-12-2014, 02:06 PM
I just watched my Firefly box set again, and for the first time I wondered what the show would have been like without that perfect Western soundtrack.

I think you could have made it a completely different show.It's a good series ... a shame it didn't even make it to season 2.