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Offline Baruch

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5805 on: September 04, 2020, 11:42:49 AM »
Out of boredom I watched the original Nutty Professor with Jerry Lewis. Still funny but surely is dated.

We didn't know back then, they were real mad scientists trying to destroy the world ... Chitty, Chitty, Bang-Bang and The Absent-Minded Professor
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline SGOS

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5806 on: September 04, 2020, 11:56:35 AM »
Out of boredom I watched the original Nutty Professor with Jerry Lewis. Still funny but surely is dated.
I loved that movie when it came out, enjoyed again when it finally hit TV.  But years later I watched it and didn't know why I was that impressed.  I think I was amazed that Jerry Lewis could play a cool guy rather than an childish idiot, but the cool guy Lewis was still a jerk.  His only asset was confidence, although rather unwarranted confidence.  The other actors in the film were scripted to be attracted to him, so the story could fallow the plot of the ugly duckling becoming a swan, but it was an ugly swan. 

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5807 on: September 04, 2020, 11:59:48 AM »
I had any number of guys invite me to midnight showings of Rocky when I lived in Miami. I didn't want to disappoint the poor dears, so I politely declined. Each of them seemed to think they were the first one to think of that come-on.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5808 on: September 06, 2020, 05:20:57 AM »
A completely missed the whole Rocky Horror thing.  I had no clue until years later, when some friends had me over to see it.  Now that's one weird flick, but its saving grace was that it was so weird that cult fans turned it into an epic happening of midnight showings where followers would dress up like the characters, shout at the screen, and carry special gear required for certain scenes, and as far as I know, no one ever got hurt.  Just people having silly fun.  It may have been where the idea of Comic Con came from.  Let's just be silly.  Now I was never around one of the "happening places", but it's something I would have enjoyed.  On it's own, I thought the movie was just weird, not good, not bad, just weird.

LOL I had no idea what it was before Milo (an old member of AF) and his gf took me to a midnight screening in NYC. He told me not to ask or read anything about it so it would be a fun surprise. It was a surprise. I got a V for virgin drawn on my forhead in red lipstick by a young lady in full red lingerie costume at the door while waiting in line, thrown to the stage with other virgins -of course you don't have to go, Milo encourged me and I chose to go- which were divided into the two groups- got put into the second one and then had to make a screaming orgasm impression under a spot light, standing in front of a full theatre in the dark. (You walk under the spotlight, tell your name, where you come from and then start. Me: My name, Turkey. Audience: Absolute silence. I start: auauoeuoauoeuoa uouo oeee ROOOFL Clapping and hurray errupts and presenter goes with something like 'Wow they don't sound like the far eastern ones!' I think he meant very thin screaming fake orgasm sounds in Asian porn flicks. And some other lame joke about 'turkey sandwich' I didn't get all of it.) Not to mention that I was wearing a tee reading BEAVEARS which sister gave to me (Oregon State football team) and the only missing thing was the word EAGER on it,lol. I got second place and lost (out of 10) to a gay young man who had a very good finish. We were both good but my finish wasn't, so yeah he deserved it. The clapping jury was between me and him. The prize was a giant golden condom. LOL

Most of the people were in costumes. Not just the characters but also random ones. Milo and his gf were in costumes too.

I met people, Americans who think it is too crude, uncouth, making people uncomfortable but yeah that is how it is been done for hundreds, hell thousands of years. It is exactly the same thing with what was done through human history with street theatres, most of the time 'illegally' in the past in different periods against conservative bullshit norms, esp. the traditional institution of marriage. LOL So yeah that silly, crude thing has cultural value and a role.

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Offline aitm

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5809 on: September 06, 2020, 06:56:20 AM »
So...somewhere there may be a video? *Contemplates spending days searching for it*  Ah, I ain’t got time for that shit. 😉
A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5810 on: September 06, 2020, 08:47:18 AM »
Check Youtube for "Let's do the time warp".
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline SGOS

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5811 on: September 06, 2020, 09:01:45 AM »
LOL I had no idea what it was before Milo (an old member of AF) and his gf took me to a midnight screening in NYC. He told me not to ask or read anything about it so it would be a fun surprise. It was a surprise. I got a V for virgin drawn on my forhead in red lipstick by a young lady in full red lingerie costume at the door while waiting in line, thrown to the stage with other virgins -of course you don't have to go, Milo encourged me and I chose to go- which were divided into the two groups- got put into the second one and then had to make a screaming orgasm impression under a spot light, standing in front of a full theatre in the dark. (You walk under the spotlight, tell your name, where you come from and then start. Me: My name, Turkey. Audience: Absolute silence. I start: auauoeuoauoeuoa uouo oeee ROOOFL Clapping and hurray errupts and presenter goes with something like 'Wow they don't sound like the far eastern ones!' I think he meant very thin screaming fake orgasm sounds in Asian porn flicks. And some other lame joke about 'turkey sandwich' I didn't get all of it.) Not to mention that I was wearing a tee reading BEAVEARS which sister gave to me (Oregon State football team) and the only missing thing was the word EAGER on it,lol. I got second place and lost (out of 10) to a gay young man who had a very good finish. We were both good but my finish wasn't, so yeah he deserved it. The clapping jury was between me and him. The prize was a giant golden condom. LOL

Most of the people were in costumes. Not just the characters but also random ones. Milo and his gf were in costumes too.

I met people, Americans who think it is too crude, uncouth, making people uncomfortable but yeah that is how it is been done for hundreds, hell thousands of years. It is exactly the same thing with what was done through human history with street theatres, most of the time 'illegally' in the past in different periods against conservative bullshit norms, esp. the traditional institution of marriage. LOL So yeah that silly, crude thing has cultural value and a role.
The only thing I have done like that was when my sister and her husband took me to see the Blue Man Group when I visited them in Chicago.  I too was a virgin although that's not what they call newbies at that event.  I was delightfully dumbfounded.  Over the years, I have seen them two more times, once because they changed aspects of the show, and once because I brought a friend with me, and I wanted to have her see it.

Online drunkenshoe

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5812 on: September 07, 2020, 02:56:43 AM »
The only thing I have done like that was when my sister and her husband took me to see the Blue Man Group when I visited them in Chicago.  I too was a virgin although that's not what they call newbies at that event.  I was delightfully dumbfounded.  Over the years, I have seen them two more times, once because they changed aspects of the show, and once because I brought a friend with me, and I wanted to have her see it.

Well, that's obviously far more sophisticated. I've heard of it many times but never had the chance.
"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari

Online drunkenshoe

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5813 on: September 07, 2020, 03:09:06 AM »
So...somewhere there may be a video? *Contemplates spending days searching for it*  Ah, I ain’t got time for that shit. 😉

Unfortunately not...And honestly I regret that. It's a common thing done in those shows among other things. You also need to know the original lines and the comebacks written for the audience. You also should be ready to cover yourself from the rice, water, other objects thrown around in sync with the movie.

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/oct/19/rocky-horror-picture-show-fan-rituals-fox-remake

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... They’re also asked to perform in lewd contests. “We play a little game show called Let’s Have an Orgasm and virgins fake their best one and the audience votes on the winner,” Garment says. “It’s great fun.” ...

Garment says there are some traditions that theater owners don’t love. Throwing rice during the opening wedding scene used to be ubiquitous until clean-up crews started complaining about the mess. The same goes with people shooting water guns during the song There’s a Light, when Brad and Janet walk through the rain. Janet puts a newspaper over her head in the film, which would also happen in the theater, mostly to protect a well-styled wig from all of those water pistols. There are also some arcane props that are no longer in fashion. Garment says that at the end of the song Planet, Schmanet, Janet, various characters call Frank a “hotdog”, which would prompt the hurling of the cylindrical mystery meat toward the screen. Yeah, no one wants to deal with flying wieners in public.

Another time-honored tradition is yelling back at the screen at certain times during the film. For instance, every time a character says Brad’s name, the audience shouts “asshole”, and every time someone says Janet’s name they shout “slut”. No, not very nice, but it can be very funny. There are also a few other well-worn responses, like during Sweet Transvestite when Frank takes an inordinately long pause between the syllables “antici” and “pation”, the silence is filled with revelers screaming, “Say it!”


"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5814 on: September 07, 2020, 08:03:09 AM »
BLOOD SHOT 7/10 Vin Diesel killing people. The guy who killed his wife by shooting her in the head with a bolt gun. The SEVEN people who killed her by shooting her in the head with a bolt gun. I think it was seven, lost count.

Better than average popcorn movie.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline SGOS

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5815 on: September 07, 2020, 09:12:25 AM »
Irresistible 8/10
Powerful cast in what is billed a political satire, but not of the SNL variety.  Don't read about it before you see it.  It's not what you think, and you most certainly don't want to spoil this one.  It's not left or right.  Each side takes embarrassing hits, but it's not attacking ideologies, although you will disagree until you finally understand.  So if it's not left or right, what is the message of the film?  You'll see.  I like films that don't follow the familiar Hollywood plot.  I like it when then take a baby step away from the usual and investigate other alternative entertainment.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5816 on: September 07, 2020, 12:24:32 PM »
Irresistible 8/10
Powerful cast in what is billed a political satire, but not of the SNL variety.  Don't read about it before you see it.  It's not what you think, and you most certainly don't want to spoil this one.  It's not left or right.  Each side takes embarrassing hits, but it's not attacking ideologies, although you will disagree until you finally understand.  So if it's not left or right, what is the message of the film?  You'll see.  I like films that don't follow the familiar Hollywood plot.  I like it when then take a baby step away from the usual and investigate other alternative entertainment.

Preview is funny.  Urban proletariat trying to relate to rural peasants.  Social comedy like Aristophanes, not political at all (just ask recently executed Socrates).
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
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Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline aitm

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5817 on: September 15, 2020, 10:39:03 PM »
Watched “The Accountant” with Ben Affleck. Gotta say damn entertaining, much better than I expected. I recommend it.
A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

Offline SGOS

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5818 on: September 16, 2020, 07:34:03 AM »
Watched “The Accountant” with Ben Affleck. Gotta say damn entertaining, much better than I expected. I recommend it.
It's hard to make accounting exciting, but they do it.

Re: Rate the latest movie you've seen.
« Reply #5819 on: September 16, 2020, 09:37:40 AM »
It's hard to make accounting exciting, but they do it.
   BBC staff set on Reg and saw his head off.
ANIMATION: Reg's head starts off by being thrown into picture.
Animation leads to an oak panelled, Civil Service committee room. A politician is addressing three officals.

Politician   Gentlemen, our MP saw the PM this AM and the PM wants more LSD from the PIB by tomorrow AM or PM at the latest. I told the PM's PPS that AM was NBG so tomorrow PM it is for the PM nem. con. Give us a fag or I'll go spare. Now, the fiscal deficit with regard to the monetary balance, the current financial year excluding invisible exports, but adjusted of course for seasonal variations and the incremental statistics of the fiscal and revenue arrangements for the forthcoming annual budgetary period terminating in April.

First Official   I think he's talking about taxation.

Politician   Bravo, Madge. Well done. Taxation is indeed the very nub of my gist. Gentlemen, we have to find something new to tax.

Second Official   I understood that.

Third Official   If I might put my head on the chopping block so you can kick it around a bit, sir...

Politician   Yes?

Third Official   Well most things we do for pleasure nowadays are taxed, except one.

Politician   What do you mean?

Third Official   Well, er, smoking's been taxed, drinking's been taxed but not ... thingy.

Politician   Good Lord, you're not suggesting we should tax... thingy?

First Official   Poo poo's?

Third Official   No.

First Official   Thank God for that. Excuse me for a moment. (leaves)

Third Official   No, no, no - thingy.

Second Official   Number ones?

Third Official   No, thingy.

Politician   Thingy!

Second Official   Ah, thingy. Well it'll certainly make chartered accountancy a much more interesting job.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers