Review The Last Thing You Watched is the next 90's show to get an unnecessary reboot

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Re: Review The Last Thing You Watched is the next 90's show to get an unnecessary reboot

Post by Booyakasha » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:17 pm

(*tries not to imagine modern jaws reboot*) (*fails*) (*an elite cadre of genetically-enhanced CGI super-sharks plots to take over the world*) (*there is a gangsta shark, a snooty malfoy shark, a drunken Irish shark, a bro-y fratboy shark, a redneck shark, a beret-wearing french shark, an injun shark with full headdress, etc*) (*the climax of the movie depicts the sharks combining into a huge shark mecha-----------chief brody destroys it by shooting the atom bomb it ate earlier with a gauss rifle*) (*he surfs the resulting tidal wave back to shore while 'click click boom' thunders in the background*) (*then it turns out the whole planet is in fact a giant shark*) (*brody says, 'uh oh---------we got sharkany'*) (*roll end credits*) (*followed next year by 'jaws 2: howl of the cybersharkwolves'*)
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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:00 am

So I'm watching Twin Peaks right now. I'm a big weirdo that's somehow been more familiar with Lynch's music work than any of his film work so I thought his arguably most famous thing would be a good introduction. I love it. It's so weird and vibrant and you can tell how influential it is on the like weird prestige television that came after. Agent Cooper is such a perfect character. And I really enjoyed season 1.

I'm on the second season now and just watched "Episode 14," which I've heard is one of the high points of the series. I get it. It's some incredible television. Some absolutely haunting stuff, featuring an incredibly brutal scene that I'm shocked got aired as it did on primetime television (especially primetime television almost 30 years ago). Everything comes together in such a brilliant way, and even the lesser plots don't drag the episode down.

I'm just bracing myself for the disappointment, because I heard it falls off massively from here. Understandable since the studio pressured Lynch and Frost into revealing Laura's killer at this point instead of stringing the mystery along like they originally intended. The reveal is so amazing here but with that mystery about to be finished I can see how less of the Laura mystery and more on the weaker plot lines is going to kill this show. I'm just gonna try to force myself through it so I can get to Fire Walk With Me and the new series.

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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:06 am

Man, I'll tell you what irritates me, is when a 'joke' has no set-up, no point of reference and no pay-off.

Like...all right. In 'Angry Birds Movie', there's a part towards the end of the movie when the titular Angry Bird is running around in the citadel of the Bad Piggies, searching for the birds' stolen eggs. And so he opens a door, and we get this. A 'The Shining' reference, in a movie for children.

...you know, I understand why it was there. They wanted to put in a joke for the poor parents and uncles who had to sit through this shrieking nonsense with the kiddies, yeah. But it isn't a joke, in any sense. It comes from nowhere, and goes nowhere. It is merely a pop-culture reference, and an entirely inept one, at that (if you remember them ghost girl twins at the Overlook saying 'red rum', you must have been watching a different movie, homey). It's so dang pathetic, man. Why make the effort if you're going to make so little effort.
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Post by Booyakasha » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:34 am

Man alive. I've been rewatchin 'Steven Universe', and I sure like Jasper. She's super tough, and resourceful. She has plans, homey. She's dynamic, and enterprising. How can I not love that, right.

I'll be pretty dang sad if the series ends without her getting saved. I was pretty unhappy when she monstered out in 'Earthlings'. Like...she was interesting. She wasn't strictly a villain, and so her fate kind of bothered me. Especially after what happened between her and Lapis. She just can't catch a break, man.

Like...if Steven ever learns how to fix corruption, uhhhh, Centey first, obviously (almost goes without saying), but then Jasper second. Fix Jasper, man. Fix her. She could be the best good guy, only you gotsta fix her, first.
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Post by Bomby » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:37 am

The Godfather

Maaaaaaan, sometimes I forget how incredible this movie is. Literally every scene is good. The three hour running time just flies by.

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Post by Booyakasha » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:20 pm

Man.

I bought the blu-ray when 'The Last Unicorn' got rereleased couple years back, and they remastered the everlovin out of it.

It looks and sounds so beautiful. I mean, I was here for the story already, and this is just such an upgrade from my stinky old VHS and DVD copies. I can't even tell you. It was my favourite movie before, and now it's a step past mere 'favourite'. Stone the crows.

(EDIT: Gods below. Molly Grue saying ''...no!' when she first sees the Unicorn is pure tragedy.)
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:18 am

Rope. Didn't intend to watch it as I don't really watch movies too much, especially old ones, but it was good. Deserves a remake.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:05 pm

DBS Episode 130

Aside from some filler scenes dragging it down I'd say this is easily in the top 3 episodes, maybe the best fight of the series period. Jiren's a prick btw.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:28 pm

Street Fighter II: The Animated Series, Episode 1.

It was a corny old 90's cartoon, but that's the charm, I guess. I hadn't watched it since I was a little kid, but my 7 year old nephew wanted to check it out. It's surprisingly accurate to the characters, usually video game cartoons make some extreme changes (Mario and Zelda come to mind).

I'm glad Crunchyroll is getting some stuff like this now, I'm pleased with their selection. I wouldn't mind seeing some other 80's/90's cartoons on there, although I'll probably only watch one episode for nostalgia. What I'm not pleased with is the inappropriate commercials on there, a kid shouldn't see perverse trash like Citrus when just trying to watch a cartoon. I'll probably be an old fogie and send in a complaint.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:40 pm

i started to watch an episode of drake and josh because i was waiting for my water to boil

i have regrets

early 2000's nickelodeon humor/10

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:20 am

Dragon Ball Super 131 (Final Episode)

First of all, it was impressively animated, if every episode looked like this the series could have almost been on par with DBZ. My favorite part was the characterization. Showing a reasonable side of Frieza was so cool. I'm glad they didn't just make him good or even neutral, just sort of...agreeable? Idk, but they nailed it because his character wasn't compromised at all like Vegeta's arguably has been. He's still evil, but 1% less so. It seems that he's developed a bit of a sense of camaraderie with the Z Fighters. Jiren wasn't handled as well, he pretty much just suddenly dropped his emo act.

It definitely seemed rushed though, but it seems that a new series may show up next year, at least if the movie and games keep doing well.

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Post by Random User » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:33 am

Gintama - Episode 271 and 272

I have only very recently poked around some of the arcs of Gintama, at the behest of my girlfriend. This arc was particularly humorous, which was a nice change of pace since I just finished watching one of the more serious arcs the other day. Though Gintama doesn't necessarily have to be watched in any particular order, these episodes may convince me to go back and watch the series from the beginning, though that may be a massive undertaking since it's like a 360-some episode long anime. The humor was great, and Sakamoto again proved to be one of my favorite characters. The interactions between him, Gintoki, and Katsura were overall great, and the idea of the Phantom Fifth Man being some guy from a basketball anime was even better.

I actually also watched the dub of this episode, if only because I really like Sakamoto's dub voice actor. For some reason the sub-par voice for Katsura makes the episode funnier.

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Post by X-3 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:00 pm

I saw The Death of Stalin yesterday. Not much to say other than it was pretty funny. Hey.

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Post by Booyakasha » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:53 pm

'Batmetal Forever' came out. It's pretty great-----------wasn't sure they'd be able to top 'Batmetal Returns', but they damn well managed.
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Post by Marilink » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:21 pm

I saw The Last Jedi tonight finally.

I liked it!

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Post by DarkZero » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:11 am

saw 12 Angry Men yesterday (the 1957 version). i liked it a lot! there were a lot of interesting decisions in terms of what information was given to the audience and how it was framed. as a character-driven story, it does a great job of juggling 12 very distinct personalities in a captivating way (though some characters definitely get more chances to shine than others).

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