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  1. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    That's funny: I don't remember fart jokes in good comedies like Groundhog Day or Liar Liar (which I haven't seen in a long time but I always enjoyed).

    For future reference: was there a fart joke in Caddyshack? (Which I also need to rewatch but have always enjoyed previously).
     
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    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    I rest my case.

    And I have no idea who Robert Christgau is and why his opinion should be relevant to my life, and nor do I care to.
     
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    Harry and the Hendersons (1987) is way underrated.
     
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    Paff Super Moderator

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    In Mel Brooks' case (and it's widely considered to be the first audible fart in screen history), he was addressing the old Western trope of cowboys sitting around eating big plates of beans and drinking coffee. It would seem (if those scenes were true to life), that major flatulence would be common. But of course, it was never addressed in those movies, and Mel finally changed that.

    I'm ok with sophmoric humor, if done right. The example I always give is early in the movie Slap Shot, where the minor league hockey team is reluctantly doing a fashion show at the request of the GM. Backstage, one furious player insists he'll drop his pants and wiggle his dick if he's forced to do it. The GM ignores him, and begins to make a phone call, when you hear screams from off-screen. Just the look on his GM's face as he realizes what the player has done will have any viewer doubled over in laughter. And the whole thing is a dick joke.
    I'm afraid if they tried to do that joke today, they'd have to show the guy waving his dick around to be "shocking" enough for current audiences. And it would be less funnier.
     
  5. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister The Schlock King

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    Damn right.
     
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    Anaestheus Well-Known Member

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    Since this came up in a conversation last night I guess this is an unpopular one:

    But, I really like Christo - the guy that wraps stuff in fabric.

    http://www.christojeanneclaude.net/

    First, I think that his final products are both really beautiful and incredibly interesting, particularly the logistics that go into all his projects

    Second, I really dig that everything his does is only standing for 2 weeks, regardless of how popular it is. New Yorkers even petitioned to have Gates up longer and he turned them down.

    Third, I dig that the guy (and his wife/partner) are completely self-funded and always have been.
     
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    I believe this applies to horror and thriller too, because I always thought it was what we didn't see that kept us on the edge of our seats.
     
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    Wasn't talking about those two films. Harold & Tom have many other films.

    Yep.
     
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    buck135 Kanamit

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    thing Well-Known Member

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    I think deer hunter is a good but flawed film. I like the nam stuff personally. Didn't find it pretentious
     
  11. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Have a cow, why don't you? If you bring up Green Day and I have anything to say about them or the issue of what people think of them, I will. Law of the land. Don't whine about it.


    I wouldn't brag too heartily about Tom Shadyac if I were you: Patch Adams and The Nutty Professor are not funny films. Evan Almighty was a disaster by anyone's standards. Bruce Almighty is overrated. And Ace Ventura: Pet Detective might be the most homophobic film Hollywood's made in decades. Only way to laugh at that now is to be completely ignorant.

    The only one of his films I like is Liar Liar. (And without the sublime supporting cast, Jim Carrey might be impossible to tolerate.)
     
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    Workshed A Barge Person

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    As entertaining and intelligent as his reviews often were, Roger Ebert's entire oeuvre of cinema critique should receive an asterisk given that the same guy wrote Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970), and that's it for cinema! That's it. And yet, he received a free pass (well, a paid pass, no less!) to judge others' screenplays? Amazing. This doesn't come up enough.
     
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    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    :lol: Oh, we all know that you will, about a 500 page essay worth in every post. You want to ramble on that much? Start a blog and leave us alone. :lol:

    Oops, I accidently posted a popular opinion. My mistake. Won't happen again. ;)

    I'm not being entirely serious, but really, WHO is having the cow here?
     
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    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is AWESOME. It totally gives him way more street cred than Gene Siskel, Rex Reed, or that guy that kind of looked like Groucho Marx.
     
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    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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    That's probably more credibility than the vast majority of paid film critics.

    Exactly, and I think you were referring to Gene Shalit.
     
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    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    Unpopular opinion: I really can't stand a one-button blazer in formal situations. If it says formal attire on the invite it means formal attire. This isn't the yachting club, people... am I right?
     
  17. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    You. If you really don't care about something, you wouldn't be so pissy about it. A lot of people don't care about music criticism and that of course is fine but the issue of who has what opinion was actually germane to the topic of whether Green Day did anything worth listening to.

    For the record, Robert Christgau is in his 70's now and has a shocking amount of credentials on his side. I don't agree with him all the time but he knows his shit. The fact that he liked Green Day so much was intriguing and a surprise to me, since I found their Nimrod period rather blech. Not Christgau.
     
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    that's not an opinion, it's a fact.
     
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    Great- make me feel bad for having missed it.

    Meanwhile, to concur with something I think is in-line with what Maybrick is saying: I've never laughed at a fart joke. (Either?)
     
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    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    This is basically the gist of your entire argument.

    ME: I don't like (a.)

    YOU: Well, Mr. Unknown Third Person likes (a.)

    Okey dokey. :lol:
     

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