Sunday, April 22, 2012

Random Thoughts 4/22/12

People seem to remember "Summer Rental" more, but "The Great Outdoors" is the superior John Candy Goes On Vacation movie.

A "Late Shift"-style movie chronicling the collapse of "Chapelle's Show," Dave Chapelle's subsequent career-immolation and they way both (briefly) led to the otherwise-inexplicable elevation of one-joke-wonder Carlos Mencia to "stardom" would be a thousand times more interesting and funny than any YouTube clip from either series that people insist is "a classic bit" and "still totally holds up."

There have never been enough video games where you play as a non-human, non-biped character.

(more after the jump)


It is, with rare exception, bad form to "go after" the families/spouses of political candidates. However, it is an unavoidable truism that Mitt Romney's kids look/act just like the bad guys in "Disturbing Behavior."

Reading that sentence is the first time anyone has thought of "Disturbing Behavior" in over a decade.

Are Harvey Danger and Nada Surf still recording/performing? I'd like to know, just not enough to actually google it.

The secret to Ron Paul's political viability is that The Internet has made it possible for all the young people with that special combination of being nonempathetic enough to be "conservative" before turning 30, paranoid enough to believe a 1984-style dictatorship is still a remote possibility yet far too comfortably class-sheltered to rock the bunker/militia/seperatist scene to find eachother.

If the rules in "Inception" really are meant to be a metaphor for Christopher Nolan's approach to creating/maintaining audience-immersion in filmmaking, then "The Dark Knight Rises" will be 3 minutes long - ending immediately after Mario Cotillard appears out of nowhere and shoots Christian Bale in the face after having uttered one word in his ridiculous Batman-Voice.

The Internet will go waaaaaay to easy on "The Amazing Spider-Man," way too hard on "The Man of Steel," and will not "own up" to either case until at least 2016.

The reason that glam-metal/cock-rock/butt-rock/arena-rock etc. "went away" is that hip-hop went mainstream and filled in the "aggressive/self-mythologizing/hypermasculine/teen-male-anger/music-to-enter-the-stadium-to" niche. There's a sociology paper in there, somewhere...

If you honestly do not "get" why the "Obama eats dogs!" meme is blatantly fueled by an undercurrent of oldschool xenophobia, "other-ism" and - yes - racism; while the "Romney put his dog on the car roof!" meme is at worst a mountain/molehill situation... I don't know that I can help you.

Every member of the mainstream Entertainment Press who is legitimately SHOCKED that "Think Like a Man" opened at Number 1 this weekend is basically admitting that they don't have very many black friends and/or are not nearly as attuned to the popular-culture outside of their own "niche" of it than they probably assumed they were.

62 comments:

James said...
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James said...

Noticed that Bob is now deleting my posts for having the GALL to speak the truth - that Obama sucks as much as his GOP rivals. Deny it all you want, Bobby, it's just facts.

MovieBob said...

@James,

Just so we're clear: I did not delete your comment because it disagreed with me or because of your politics. I deleted it because you have been spamming my Twitter feed and blogs with that same link and the same tired, confrontational schtick for months now and it's gotten old, obnoxious and other readers/followers have begun to complain about it.

If you've gotten something new or interesting to add, to the topic at hand or otherwise, but if I see that link or any more of your "admit Obama is as bad as Bush!" routine on this blog in the absense of anything new or worthwhile to say it will be deleted.

James said...

I'll make you a deal, Bob: I'll stop spamming you with "Obama is as bad as Bush" stuff, if you have the spine to own up to your arrogance and egotism. We got a deal?

Anonymous said...

James, are you the guy with the mouse avatar on Twitter? Y'know, you have a pretty unhealthy yet hilarious obsession with Bob.

James said...

Anonymous: Believe it or not, I used to be a fan of Bob. I just got sick of his arrogance, egotism, hypocrisy, cynicism, and acting like everyone who disagrees with him is evil/stupid/deserving of being treated like a second class citizen.

Anonymous said...

Still don't get the TDKR hate...personally people are being way too hard on that and wayto easy on Man of Steel. "Realism is ruining Batman!" but potential telekinetic powers for Superman...well Superman has had goofy powers before. Hmmm...but what do I know. Surely my opinion stems from Nolan fanboy bias and personal grudges towards Snyder....and not the fact that one makes great films while the latter to date has made decent ones at best thus far.

Ericson said...

Harvey Danger sadly broke up about two years ago and I never got a chance to see them live.

Joshua the Anarchist said...

"Disturbing Behavior"? alrighty then, I'll just add that to the "to see" list next to your last recommendation "Kill List". Synopsis makes it sound like basically "The Stepford Wives" (original, not the remake, naturally) for teenagers, should be an interesting watch.

Wait, there's an "Obama eats dogs" meme? Wha...I...huh? Man, am I out of the loop.

JUSTINtimeforalaugh said...

James sounds pathetic and stalkerish. Have fun with that, Bob!

Meanwhile, I can definitely agree on the whole Spider-Man and Man of Steel thing. Personally, I'm more interested in Man of Steel, even though I'm more of a Spider-Man fan. I'm hoping the movie impresses me, but I don't have much hope for it after the lackluster marketing...

Mister Linton said...

It's because one meme is the reason for the other meme Bob, not racism.

Joshua the Anarchist said...

@Anonymous

While I'm pretty apprehensive about the way Man of Steel is shaping up, I will say that realism hasn't exactly "ruined" Batman, but it has definitely overstayed it's welcome. As I said in a video I did which I totally won't link to at the end of this comment in a shameless act of self promotion, Batman simply does not work as a realistic character. He's the product of melodramatic pulp crime fiction and that's the setting he works best in. When you try to make him conform to the standards of a modern realistic crime movie like Nolan does, he becomes unintentionally silly.

http://blip.tv/joshuatheanarchist/the-lunatic-fringe-a-defense-of-joel-schumacher-6074665

SirRosser said...

I've come to a semi-conclusion, and it is this; I love this blog. I love the hell out of Moviebob, and the Game Overthinker. I love The Big Picture. The only things I usually take issue with are the political things. But since nobody holds a gun to my head, I don't have to read/watch them. Rather, I enjoy reading or watching them, for the same reason I like watching any ridiculously over-the-top entertainment, like Jerry Springer, pro wrasslin' or any dedicated news channel. I'm usually on the butt end of conversations and arguments in this vein here, but dammit, it's just SO COOL to be able to get a finger on the pulse of how both extremes react to any given issue! It's an anthropological bonanza! I always get to watch the baying of the hounds and the gnashing of teeth regardless of which side of the issues I fall on. I guess what I'm saying is, while you continually (but by no means always) piss me the hell off, Bob, I really appreciate that you bother to keep up such a blog in the first place. Maybe it's a bit of a backhanded compliment, but for what it's worth, I mean it in the best possible way.

MerelyAfan said...

It shall be far less interesting to me what the supposed underrated/overrated reaction to ASM and MOS will be in comparison to what comic book films of this era will age best.

I've already seen people looking at the first Raimi Spider-Man with more cynical eyes, with its greater accomplishment being what it did (proving that a faithful adaptation of the character, wit aside, could be a critical and financial success) than what it was. Similar to how the Burton Batman is viewed more now as okay, but still huge in what it brought about (change in public perception, the animated series, etc).

It works in reverse too, for me I've found the first TMNT to be remarkably solid interpretation of comic series, and still holding up well in spite of the Turtles themselves seemingly being a product of kid's popular culture circa late 80s/early 90s.

James said...
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James said...

Still waiting for you to admit to your arrogance and egotism, Bob.

TheAlmightyNarf said...

@ the Obama and Romney thing

Here's the thing that's bothered me about this sort of perceived racism... Racist stereotypes are essentially "memes" just like modern day internet memes, and evolve and behave pretty much exactly the same way. So, in much the same that the pop cultures memes of today are completely different from the pop culture memes of 40 years ago or the memes of 40 years from now, the racists memes of today are completely different from the racist memes of 40 years ago and the racist memes of 40 years from now.

The racist stereotype meme that you're referring to has been more or less dead for over a century. This meme about Obama really couldn't be in reference to it because it simply does not exist in the public consciousness anymore... It's dead. This is a new meme that exists entirely independently of it. It's a "convergent evolution" of memes, if you will, where 2 memes that began entirely separately from each other happened to result in superficially similar ideas.

Unless there is something inherently racist about "Obama eats dogs!" other than it having a passing resemblance to a meme few people alive today are even aware ever existed, I'm going to have to the 2 most likely have absolutely no relation to each other and this is as innocent a meme as any other.

Chris Cesarano said...

I am reminded of recently reading Film Crit Hulk saying he enjoys reading critics he disagrees with. I think a lot of people forget to make this distinction.

Anyone with a blog on the Internet is bound to have a bloated ego to some extent. That, or a fragile enough one that they're basically saying "Look at me! Read my thoughts! Tell me I'm relevant!"

Anyway: Glam-Metal died out because it was pop shlock, just as all pop-shlock goes in and out of popularity over time. Fascinating documentary called Metal Evolution was going over Grunge rock and how it's been replaced by the likes of bands like Nickelback, and dumb fans saying "Grunge is old news, them old people just gotta keep up with the times!"

Spoken like a true plebeian.

Good music requires thought, and people don't want thought with their music. They want simplicity, predictability, and...hey, doesn't this sound familiar? Like some film about a Cabin in the Woods?

TheAlmightyNarf said...

*added*

...Or can show that the meme's origin is documented to be correlated to the older racist meme. (which considering how well documented memes are now a days, shouldn't be all that hard if it were true).

Jon said...

"People seem to remember "Summer Rental" more, but "The Great Outdoors" is the superior John Candy Goes On Vacation movie."
Sadly, it seems Kevin James is the closest thing we have now to John Candy (or even Chris Farley for that matter). What a bummer.

Anonymous said...

I can only think of one video game that does make you play a non-human, non-bipedal character.

Okami.

Nils said...

@James

I'm just curious: why does it matter to you so much what Bob thinks? I think it's pretty clear by now that he wont "admit" to any of the things you constantly accuse him of, so why bother?

Billy said...

Obviously Bob is the kind of guy that doesn't compromise his conclusions just to make other people feel okay about thinking differently.

I'd also venture that he's not the kind of guy that can't be friends with people who have different views, even if he completely loathes the ideology.

I don't think it's fair to call Bob extreme though. He's extreme the same way Obama is extreme. Just because a liberal is actually talking kind of like one, and not being timid or apologetic for having ideas that are logically sound but scare certain groups of people who are being irrational, doesn't mean they're "extreme".

I really hate how apologetic a lot of liberals are.

Billy said...

Also, you got a huge laugh out of me for the Dark Knight Rises musing. I'd still pay 10$ to see that in IMAX though. Can't stop a fan.

Anonymous said...

@Billy

It really bugs me that liberals are so apologetic, as well. They shouldn't have to be. Reality has a well-documented liberal bias.

But, as the saying goes, the intelligent are naturally self-skeptical, while the foolish are blindly cocksure.

Dominic said...

Your nonplussed attitude on the Nolan movies really surprises me, Bob. I remember one of the early MovieBob episodes you did had you singing praises for the last one. It's not that I disapprove; I'm just wondering if there was an episode of any of your series where you chronicled this change of heart.

James said...

@Billy, Anonymous: And reality shows that Obama's record on civil liberties, spending, and foreign intervention is as bad as Bush's.

Jake said...

@Billy and Anonymous

If anything I'm getting sick and tired of hearing the exact opposite from internet (usually Atheist) liberals who act like they've unlocked the secrets of the universe. Even my best friend who is very liberal is sick of it. It's funny that you posted that saying at the end, right after saying "reality has a liberal bias." Are you telling me you know every single angle of every single political issue? Sounds pretty "cocksure" to me.

TheAlmightyNarf said...

@ the last several posts

I would file that all under "Moderates are people you agree with, extremists are people you disagree with".

Jake said...

@Narf
Not sure if targeted at me, but I don't see Bob and people who say, "reality has a liberal bias", as extreamists, just arrogant.

Dominic said...

Just to be clear, "less than impressed" is probably a better expression than "nonplussed".

TheAlmightyNarf said...

@ Jake

Looking at the time stamps, I imagine I was already typing my post by the time you published yours. It was mostly directed at Billy and Anonymous.

Dave from canada said...

I see bob is still trying to make his "Everyone hates zack snyder" thing into a meme.

Anyone else gets the sense that he's seen the writing on the wall and knows there's a good chance that TAS will be well received...and that this is all a preemptive face-saving measure so that the review he wrote for it over a year ago can be claimed as "ahead of its time".

john said...

The secret to Ron Paul's political viability is that The Internet has made it possible for all the young people with that special combination of being nonempathetic enough to be "conservative" before turning 30, paranoid enough to believe a 1984-style dictatorship is still a remote possibility yet far too comfortably class-sheltered to rock the bunker/militia/seperatist scene to find eachother.

Because "it can't happen here!" is a much saner and less naive view that has totally been vindicated time and again throughout history. And also anyone who disagrees with Bob is simultaneously a ruthless hardass and a wimpy softie and clearly not as mature as him.

James said...

@John: That's exactly the same problem I have. If you disagree with Bob on ANYTHING, he will insult or demonize you.

Anonymous said...

"That escalated quickly"- Ron Burgundy. That's an apt description on this comment stream.

Anonymous said...

The reason that glam-metal/cock-rock/butt-rock/arena-rock etc. "went away" is that hip-hop went mainstream and filled in the "aggressive/self-mythologizing/hypermasculine/teen-male-anger/music-to-enter-the-stadium-to" niche.

Absolutely. Nirvana had nothing to do with it. If anything they weren't aggressive enough. It was race. It was always race. You couldn't really argue against it because you'd be seen as racist. The sad thing is you won't see that theory being argued on Vh1 because of the race card. Hey, the truth is ugly.

I loved hip hop back in the 80's early 90's when it was a diverse group of styles and messages and not a bunch of assholes mimicking Biggie Smalls. But anybody who thinks the reason it's lasted this long is not because of the race card is dumber than George Bush. All the black leaders fought it at first but then realized "fuck it, this is the quickest ticket to power we have" and rolled with it. The only person who didn't is Bill Cosby, and now he's marginalized and called an Uncle Tom.

Billy said...

glam metal aint dead. check out Mew. No More Stories is one of the best records I've ever heard and it came out in 2008. I think.

unless they don't count in your stupid book, then RIP.

Hyrabethian said...

Yeah, well hip-hop can suck my left nut. I hate it. I've hated it since I realized all my friend from the early 90s were getting into "gangsta rap" and turning into what Yahtzee would refer to as a "twat-donkey," and I still hate it even more today. Personally, I'd say I rather have have Disco back. Fuck all those motorheads from the early 80s that tried to kill it. At least I can consider The Bee Gees as classic. Kanye West will never be classic at least to me in a million years...0o

MovieBob said...

You kinda missed my point, Anonymous #6. Race had the OPPOSITE effect your describing in this case. On a lyric/attitude level, mainstream late-80s hip-hop and mainstream late-80s hard-rock were "black" and "white" variations of the same angle: Party/fight anthems about and for teenaged boys looking to vent their general dissatisfaction and aggressively-reaffirm their masculinity. Young Axl Rose and Young Ice-Cube were singing the same basic song to the same basic guys, only the life-experience details being different; but one didn't effect the other's sales because the audience was still self-segregating by race.

But then hip-hop crossed-over into the "white" music-buying audience in the early-90s, and the demographics that traditionally fueled "angry young-dude" hard-rock records started buying "angry young-dude" rap records instead. This was probably exacerbated by the late-80s metal scene bloating itself into unsustainabilities toward the end - big-time rock became it's phoniest right around the same moment that the 'Gangsta' scene popped and hip-hop got exponentially more "real."

JeffBergeron said...

"The secret to Ron Paul's political viability is that The Internet has made it possible for all the young people with that special combination of being nonempathetic enough to be "conservative" before turning 30, paranoid enough to believe a 1984-style dictatorship is still a remote possibility yet far too comfortably class-sheltered to rock the bunker/militia/seperatist scene to find eachother."

Wow. I mean, just wow. I can't even begin to describe how wrong this is. Like the Obama/Romney comparison you made, except that... well... I KNOW that I can't help you.

Anonymous said...

Bob,

I am a fellow Nada Surf fan. After all this time they are still recording and releasing really great stuff if you like their previous albums. This January they just came out with "The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy." Definitely give it a listen. I was just able to see them live at the 930 club last week and they were great!

Anonymous said...

Different anonymous here. I have to say Bob, I think that you hit the nail on the head about the Ron Paul supporters. They are just the other end of the spectrum of college liberals who know everything about politics after one semester. I do find the Ron Paul supporters more worrisome because they are falling to the naivety of libertarian, but less worrisome because Ron Paul will never be president...ever.

Anonymous said...

@James: I've got an idea, guys!

Lets blatantly insult a guy on his website, promote person political opinions as facts, and talk about how much we hate everything on the website (yet still follows the website, commenting on damn-near anything) until he gives into my personal attacks and agrees with me that he's a horrible human being on his own website! Something, even if humored, would basically do absolutely nothing!

This is a full proof plan!

Jim said...

@James,

Hey, asking purely out of curiosity: do you get bothered by how egotistic and arrogant pundits are on Fox News? Or do you feel they aren't as bad as Bob? Or do you think their conceit is earned? Just curious, because you seem fixated on Bob. Could you tell us why you think he's so irritating? I mean it can't be his politics. Loads of people out there won't agree that Obama is as bad as Bush. So what is it about Bob?

Anonymous said...

Bob, you're describing about 95% of everything that's hot on the radio. Nearly all pop music is about self-fulfillment, standing out, and otherwise being rebellious in a conformist, cookie-cutter way. Whether it's disco, new wave, synthpop, glam-metal, hip-hop, or today's Auto-Tune monstrosities, they're all the same vague, vapid message.

Instead, you'd have better luck linking the death of glam-metal to gender norms rather than race. There is no denying that glam-metal was always girl music. Watch any concert video of Poison and breathe in the estrogen. The glam-metal songs that got in the top forty are all lovelorn power ballads. The average young girl is more likely to declare something to be a shameful divergence and their tastes are constantly shifting. Also, the culture drifted more towards cynicism and there's no way something as extreme as glam-metal could survive in such a context.

Dave Cesarano said...

Bob, I really have to disagree with you regarding rap replacing glam metal. The socio-economic and racial origins are highly relevant to the perspectives that both forms of music display. Your identification of some of the traits both possess is entirely superficial.

Listen, for example, very critically to Tupac's poetry (yes, I called it that) and consider his notions of the ghetto. It's not all "money, glamor, and bitches." Granted, that's what rap has become in the last decade-and-a-half. However, much of the foundations of hardcore and gangster rap were very socially aware and motivated. Complex ideas about urban society are being communicated. I cannot say the same about glam metal.

Rap and grunge have a lot more in common during the early 1990s with one another than either have with glam metal.

As for Obama eating dogs... Koreans eat dogs. Look it up, it's called 보신탕 (boshintang), and the middle-aged and elderly men usually eat it because according to Korean traditional medicine, it is supposed to enhance your stamina. Before it is slaughtered, it is tradition to hang the dog up like a pinata and beat it to death so that the adrenaline soaks into the meat and enhances the flavor and medicinal qualities.

So... yeah. This is real, not made up. Does that make me a racist? Or does it make the listener/recipient overly-sensitive? It's real, real easy to use the "you're a racist" argument in order to discredit someone, that's called an argumentum ad hominem and it is a logical fallacy because it fails to attack the actual argument. (Note, I didn't place any moral or ethical judgments in my description of boshintang--any such interpretation is put there by the reader.)

Anybody swayed by the fact that Obama tried dog in Indonesia indicates only that they have great difficulty thinking critically or logically.

I mean, the media is a circus and people pretty much march to the beat of whatever drummer tells them what they want to hear, so far as mass communication goes.

As for the 1984 world coming to pass... I have to agree with john--just because we think it can't happen here doesn't mean we're right. History demonstrates the falsehood of such thinking.

Finally, as I don't always agree with you, I don't go so far as to think you're arrogant or egotistical. I think most people have a hard time accepting that they could be wrong--the mere possibility seems to be perceived as some unthinkable threat. You've a right to your opinions, Bob, but that right carries with it the responsibility to dialogue.

Frankly, I don't think anybody engages in dialogue these days. Like John Ralston Saul wrote about in The Unconscious Civilization, most people just end up members of a choir to whom pundits and demagogues preach. Those demagogues rarely ever engage in reasoned, rational discourse. That's a problem. I think everyone posting here needs to think about whether they're part of that problem, or if they're part of the solution.

Shark said...

Back in the day, Hip Hop was about having a good time, how bad life in the inner city was, or some political message. Today, Hip Hop artists just brag about their wealth in their songs, or talk about their own personal troubles.
There's a small group of hip hop artists who make songs about anything, like MF Doom or Shing02 for example.

People like Ron Paul because he says what's on his mind, and he doesn't act like stereotypical Republican.

Greg said...

@James: Arrogance and egotism? From where I'm sitting you seem to qualify to those terms much more than Bob.

Seriously man. Let's say you're 100% correct in everything you're saying and Bob comes here next and concludes that everything you've said is true... exactly what will that have accomplished? I like Bob but he's maybe a C-Level internet celeb at best, so hardly anyone would care that you've bested him. And having bested him it's not like you would be changing the world or even anything other than this small blog.

Don't you think you're devoting way too much time and anger to something that is really unimportant?

Joe said...

@Dave Cesarano:

Your interpretations of rap are valid, and I agree with most of them. But I submit for the majority of white suburban hip-hop fans in the early 1990s, they were drawn less to the poetry and art of a talent like Tupac's, and more to the edge and danger and glitz of "Thug Life"--even if they had only the most superficial appreciation for what Thug Life and hip-hop culture actually meant.

Consider also two things:

1) Rap of that era had just as many hacks riding the coattails of the real talents.

2) Early glam-rock and hair-metal also represented something authentic, in this case a rebellion against conformity, dad's old-fashioned values, and society's expectations. The hair and makeup and spandex were an attempt to be as radically different from dad in his suit or blue-collar overalls as possible. It was only later that 80s arena rock became largely soulless and superficial.

It's just the nature of the beast: a new musical movement will start, and the first practitioners of the style will be sincere, authentic, and have something to say. They'll quickly be followed by imitators skimming off the most superficial aspects of the movement to make a quick buck. It happened with punk, glam-rock, heavy-metal, hip-hop, grunge, and industrial.

S. James said...

Harvey Danger released 2 albums online in the past 7 years, the first being Little By Little, a reunion album of sorts that was actually quite good and The Dead Sea Scrolls, a b-side and rarities compilation that celebrated their breakup in 2009.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, I feel for you Bob. As far as audience perception of you goes you're stuck between a rock and a hard place. If you begin every single statement with "In my humblest of opinions," you make yourself into an obsequious fool, but if you come out and state an honest opinion bluntly, without qualification, you're labeled as an egotistical prick. I like your work when you focus on films and video games, but disagree with you pretty consistently on your politics. It seems everyone has an opinion on everyones' opinions.

That said, I'd really like to see that Chapelle's Show movie you mentioned. Could Comedy Central have acted any more like a jilted lover after he left the network? It's pathetic.

Zacqary Adam Green said...

Spot on with the Ron Paul stuff, Bob.

Of course, that's not to say that a Brazil-style derptatorship isn't a very real possibility. That's the bogeyman that people who actually know what they're talking about fight against.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bob,

Since you are a contributor to the Escapist, I don't know if you have seen the new "porn streaming service" ads on the site.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/18.372733-Poll-Porn-ads-Really

I for one do not want porn being advertised on my favorite gaming website

James said...

Hey Bob, why do you support eugenics?

Shannon said...

@James Oh, just give it a rest already, will ya? I can already see where you going with that question and know already how you'll twist what he said/meant.

Look man, I know you think Bob is somehow being hypocritical and misrepresenting himself or some such thing. The fact is though that he isn't and he doesn't owe you a thing, much less any admission of anything. Given much of what you've said, you're just resentful of him because he isn't living up to some expectations and image that you have tried to place on him. You can think he's arrogant all you want, but he isn't a hypocrite for not living up to your ideal of him.

And to be perfectly honest, for someone you claim is such a pompous jerk, Bob has been more than patient with you and your constant (near daily) nonsense. If I were him, I'd've blocked you a long time ago and possibly more than that, because what you're doing is nothing short of harassment.

Anonymous said...

Hey James, why do you flibbity gombo splech?

Sylocat said...

Heck, it could be argued that a Brave New World-style dystopia is already here to some extent.

@James: Congratulations! You have just stolen Jannie's title of "most mind-blowingly inane troll with a disturbing fixation on Bob Chipman."

Anonymous said...

Well, this certainly got heated in a hurry. I think we all need to calm down for a minute, so here's a cute picture of two kittens relaxing in a bathroom sink.

http://www.innocentenglish.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/cats-kitten-sink.jpg

Lee Kalba said...

You know, I'd love to say something terrible about that picture because I like being contrary and fostering an image of the dark, brooding artist, but goddamn that's cute. Those are some fucking cute kitties.

Does James remind anyone else of Glenn Beck?

Goku50k said...
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Goku50k said...

Not sure why we need a sarcastic Nolan universe Batman comment, or even a sarcastaic Nolan comment at all. As I've said before I am not one of these "In Nolan we Trust" guys but he is a very good filmmaker and he has done a great job on the Batman Universe. Personally I believe that TDKR is going to be spectacular and a whole lot better than The Avengers. Though I find it funny how Bob hasnt said a negative thing about that movie up to this point. Then again as I've been saying, if you are a fan of gimmicky comic book films then Avengers is your film but if you want something that actually seems like a movie that doesnt over use special effects, has a story and what seems like a good villain instead of a sniviling little brat/I have nothing more then brother and daddy issues type of villain then TDKR is your film. Then again people are getting "tired" of the Nolan Batman films but to be honest i would rather have those type of comic book films then something that looks like its just been ripped from the pages of a comic book. But then again...thats just me.