I've been watching quite a lot of movies lately. Mostly what I'd seen before. Last night I rewatched an old favourite. I'm just going to leave an exert below since it always makes me laugh. I'm sure you'll all recognise it.
Marge: Okay, I want you to tell me what these fellas looked like.
Hooker #1: Well, the little guy, he was kinda funny-looking.
Marge: In what way?
Hooker #1: I dunno, just funny-lookin'.
Marge: Can you be any more specific?
Hooker #1: I couldn't really say. He wasn't circumcised.
Marge: Was he funny lookin' apart from that?
Hooker #1: Yeah.
Marge: So, you were having sex with the little fella, then?
Hooker #1: Uh-huh.
Marge: Is there anything else you can tell me about him?
Hooker #1: No. Like I say, he was funny lookin'. More n' most people even.
Marge: And what about the other fella?
Hooker #2: He was a little older. Looked like the Marlboro man.
Hooker #2: Yeah. Maybe I'm sayin' that cause he smoked Marlboros.
Hooker #2: A subconscious-type thing.
Marge: Yeah, that can happen.
Hooker #2: Yeah.
Hooker #1: They said they were goin' to the Twin Cities?
Having been to Minnesota once, we got gifted a couple of native VHS tapes. Among those were the above quoted mystery movie, Grumpy Old Men and this:
"Minnesotan is not a musical language."
I didn't think I could learn new ways to be more negative but apparently the Minnesotans have me beat. It seems they were well prepared for life in times of Corona. Looks like there's a book too which would make for a nice quick reference guide should I forget how many times to reject a beverage or even need the recipe for a nice generic hotdish.
Video is hilarious and I really hope it was turned into a full series.
"Well, I'm sure you've got places to go and things to do and errr..... you don't...."
Last Edit: Aug 20, 2021 21:08:55 GMT -5 by excelsior
Well, it may not be completely unamusing compared to most other self-proclaimed "how to"-video-guides out there. One could've been caught smiling even. Can't really complain.
If I were a Minnesotan I'd probably describe the dirty C-word situation as follows:
Our politicians' and their top-scientologicians' integrity is not too good. But they're not using nuclear bombs on the population - yet. So it could be worse.
So I actually did watch a movie yesterday: Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero. It's basically an episode of The Animated Series only three times as long. Just don't compare it to Heart of Ice, probably the shows best episode and a tough act to follow. That one ended with a regretful Freeze, giving him back a bit of his humanity. In SubZero his transformation from peaceful hermit back to ruthless villain comes rather abruptly. It would've been more believable if we saw him actually struggle, if he showed some inner conflict and ambiguity in his actions.
However, as a standalone story SubZero is still very enjoyable: It offers more of that classy animation (some so-so cgi not withstanding), music and voice acting that the show is known for.
Last Edit: Aug 21, 2021 18:03:37 GMT -5 by windfisch
Post by windfisch on Sept 24, 2021 21:51:18 GMT -5
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
Compared to SubZero or Mask of the Phantasm (easily the best animated DC hero movie) the artstyle has become more "angular", colours and lines look cleaner. It lacks texture and a certain handmade quality, "warmth", if you will, that the aforementioned movies and the original series had. Still, the animation is pretty solid, even great at times and so is the voice acting. Not so solid however, is the writing. While I think that the Joker is too overused as a villain, it actually starts off rather decently. But it does falls apart towards the end. Even if the series is known for its more fantastical elements, the big Joker "reveal" is just too far fetched and way too lazily done. If that wasn't enough, they also felt the need to add a "threat to the whole world" element on top of that (that creaking sound is me rolling my eyes very, very hard). I also didn't like that it sometimes felt violent for the sake of edginess, trying a bit too hard in that regard. Overall it's watchable, but somewhat dissapointing.
Last Edit: Sept 24, 2021 21:56:15 GMT -5 by windfisch
windfisch - When I saw your name attached to this thread the words 'please don't be about Baby's Day Out' were repeating through my head. What? You think I believe a movie with this poster is anything but a bona fide classic? Well apparently I do.