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Medullah
Aug 13, 2003

FEAR MY SHARK ROCKET IT REALLY SUCKS AND BLOWS


doctorthefonz posted:

Rewatched Idle Hands later on pluto tv and it holds up really well aside from an extremely unfortunate, mildly homophobic joke immediately before the credits lol. Overall I loved just as much as I did back when it came out, super solid horror-comedy and Sawa sells the physical stuff really well

I've been rewatching a ton of 80s-2000s things since I started working at home from COVID and it's crazy how often gay jokes are used. Currently watching Malcolm in the Middle and man, there's one in every other episode. Just accepted back in those days a lot more.

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Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020


I'm not gonna tell anyone they're wrong for Not Liking Thing but complaining about the lack of animation in something as dry and short-form as Way of the Househusband seems a bit weird. It didn't even occur to me that anyone would mind, because the show is so drat good anyway

Desperado Bones
Aug 29, 2009

Cute, adorable, and creepy at the same time!






Simone Magus posted:

I'm not gonna tell anyone they're wrong for Not Liking Thing but complaining about the lack of animation in something as dry and short-form as Way of the Househusband seems a bit weird. It didn't even occur to me that anyone would mind, because the show is so drat good anyway

I was expecting something else aside from extremely quick obnoxious transitions from one still pretty image to another and barely moving text and mouths. I like my animations with at least a bit of effort. I dunno.

I mean, the story looks fine, it seems that it's quite funny and I've heard good stuff about the source material. I'm not saying everything sucks rear end and no one should watch it ever again, but that animation style wasn't for me.

Hoop Dreams
Oct 21, 2010


I can't imagine watching the first 2 seasons of DARK and not finishing the 3rd. You might not like the 3rd season ( I loved the entire series), but it does give a satisfactory ending to everything in a very German way. I found the entire thing very beautiful in a tragic way.

Shageletic
Jul 25, 2007






Medullah posted:

I've been rewatching a ton of 80s-2000s things since I started working at home from COVID and it's crazy how often gay jokes are used. Currently watching Malcolm in the Middle and man, there's one in every other episode. Just accepted back in those days a lot more.

Scrubs season 6 premiere had JD running away from a crowd of rapacious gay people.

A literal gay panic joke, jesus christ.

FLIPADELPHIA
Apr 27, 2007




Grimey Drawer

Yeah I recently re-watched Grandma's Boy and I remember it being pretty bad but man has it aged poorly. Can't believe I ever found some of that stuff to be funny.

Nihonniboku
Aug 11, 2004

YOU CAN FLY!!!

Medullah posted:

I've been rewatching a ton of 80s-2000s things since I started working at home from COVID and it's crazy how often gay jokes are used. Currently watching Malcolm in the Middle and man, there's one in every other episode. Just accepted back in those days a lot more.

Friends, while definitely progressive for the time, had at least one gay joke every episode, usually several. The punchline was usually just that someone was gay, or someone seemed gay.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



FLIPADELPHIA posted:

Yeah I recently re-watched Grandma's Boy and I remember it being pretty bad but man has it aged poorly. Can't believe I ever found some of that stuff to be funny.

Comedies should be erased from history after 10 years. I'd allow 1 or 2 special dispensations every year at most.

Junkie Disease
Jan 11, 2007
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates



I didn't find grandma's boy funny before it was cool

Collateral
Feb 17, 2010


Nihonniboku posted:

The punchline was usually just that someone was gay, or someone seemed gay.

I thought it was that the boys were being abused on set?

AccountSupervisor
Aug 3, 2004

I am greatful for my loop pedal

Hoop Dreams posted:

I can't imagine watching the first 2 seasons of DARK and not finishing the 3rd. You might not like the 3rd season ( I loved the entire series), but it does give a satisfactory ending to everything in a very German way. I found the entire thing very beautiful in a tragic way.

Yeah not finishing it seems absolutely insane to me. I dont know how you could invest in those 2 seasons and not want to see how it concludes.

I genuinely loved season 3 and got pretty choked up at the goodbye between Marta and Jonas. Its not quite as emotionally strong as season 1 and 2 but it is in no way shape or form bad TV by any sane standard.

Junkie Disease
Jan 11, 2007
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates



Don't know what I was expecting but every part of The Bad Batch was real loving bad.

nonathlon
Jul 9, 2004
And yet, somehow, now it's my fault ...

doctorfrog posted:

Yeah I can't say that I've been disappointed in D A R K, but as I begin watching season 3, the way I feel about the series has changed from being tense and intrigued at the very start, to "ok, this is the younger/older version of _____, who is the parent/child of _____," to "it's not a matter of if there's going to be accidental incest, but when, to "Yeah, she's her own grandmother, and that machine had no origin, and that's the way she goes," to, "I hope this resolves in some goddamn way," to straight up laughing that the guy who is missing an eye in Regular German World is instead missing an arm in Opposite German World, and at no point expecting an explanation for it.

I said to someone that there's only one joke in the whole of Dark (Woller) but it's a really funny one. I busted out guffawing when it happened.

Medullah
Aug 13, 2003

FEAR MY SHARK ROCKET IT REALLY SUCKS AND BLOWS


nonathlon posted:

I said to someone that there's only one joke in the whole of Dark (Woller) but it's a really funny one. I busted out guffawing when it happened.

Yep it's very rare that I actually laugh out loud at stuff I'm watching alone but boy howdy did I laugh my rear end off at that.

Junkie Disease
Jan 11, 2007
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates



Mst3k just past its final milestone, it's gonna have live events, a full season, a virtual theater and it's own streaming platform.
Joel will suit up and do two episodes,
Less than 12 hours to get in early goons final notice
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mst3k/makemoremst3k

Hubbardologist
Jan 19, 2007

Secretly force socialism, communism and imperialism types of government onto the people of the United States of America.



Junkie Disease posted:

Don't know what I was expecting but every part of The Bad Batch was real loving bad.

Were you expecting a literal continuation of TCW with an attempt to replicate the Mandalorian's formula with gruff but likable anti-heroes forced into a quest involving a mysterious Force sensitive child? Because I thought it did that just fine.
If you were expecting anything aside from that I dunno what to tell you.

I found it decent for what it is. Dee Bradley Baker continues to do a really impressive job voicing a half dozen individual literal clones without all sounding the same. This episode had a lot of table setting, but a fair amount of stuff actually happened so I wasn't that bothered. My biggest complaint was probably Freddie Prinze Jr. reprising his character from Rebels. Seems like a nice idea on paper, but drat is it incongruous to have a child character speak with a gruff middle age man's voice.

veni veni veni
Jun 5, 2005

Clunk! Clunk Clunk!



Junkie Disease posted:

Don't know what I was expecting but every part of The Bad Batch was real loving bad.

For some reason I thought it was a real show and didn't realize it was one of those hideous cartoons until I went to the actual D+ page.

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Junkie Disease posted:

Don't know what I was expecting but every part of The Bad Batch was real loving bad.

I'm on the fence about watching it. Care to share what you didn't like?

Desperado Bones
Aug 29, 2009

Cute, adorable, and creepy at the same time!






feedmyleg posted:

I'm on the fence about watching it. Care to share what you didn't like?

I think some people are not liking the characters looking like rambo, grumpy, smarty little kid, ,etc. I havent seen their clone wars episodes but from the comments from other fans the characters got amazingly fleshed out.

Also this is a kiddies cartoon so never expect anything too deep.

In my case I liked it, I'm instantly adoring Echo (poor guy), and by the look of the second episode this is gonna be about space dads rising their child and i'm all for it.

Desperado Bones fucked around with this message at 17:29 on May 7, 2021

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



I mean, I definitely dislike the looks of the characters but I figure I could get past that if the content is great.

TCW had a good number of undeniably great episodes and was an admirably ambitious show with very cool nontraditional storytelling. That being said, I only watched about half the episodes and I only dug half the episodes I watched. I hated Rebels, too, so the ties with that show aren't exactly selling me.

I guess it's still a "wait and see" for me. Thankfully I don't feel obligated to watch all the Star Wars things anymore.

Junkie Disease
Jan 11, 2007
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates



lovely dialog, dull pacing, bad story, the works.
Sure one guys good at voice acting but I don't care how well clunky jokes are read

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

SEXY... defines my posts and my ride


I was super confused assuming this was about the 2016 movie The Bad Batch

Retrowave Joe
Jul 20, 2001



I watched the first episode of Jupiterís Legacy. Seemed like nothing more than a retread of a lot of ďadultĒ superhero tropes, with The Boys-level gore and special effects somewhere between the CW and the MCU. Pass.

BaldDwarfOnPCP
Jun 26, 2019





Retrowave Joe posted:

I watched the first episode of Jupiterís Legacy. Seemed like nothing more than a retread of a lot of ďadultĒ superhero tropes, with The Boys-level gore and special effects somewhere between the CW and the MCU. Pass.

I'm still trying to get through Doom Patrol.

It's okay. Nice to see Brendan Fraser out from retirement after all the poo poo he had to deal with.

And I love his puffy face.

Speaking of old dudes in shows, Good Girls feat. Christina Hendricks and Mae Whitman. Holy crap I want to punch Mathew Lillard in his puffy face.

Which means he's doing a great job, I don't confuse the actor with the performance but punchable, he is.

RestingB1tchFace
Jul 3, 2016


B-Rock452 posted:

I think with that movie they were trying to go with the perspective of characters and the audience being observers to stuff that they don't understand. I think that kind of worked with the major humvee fight where the camera is showing what the little kid would see but it doesn't work or is really inconsistent for the rest of the movie. Regardless if what I am trying to say makes sense, I loved Sicario and was super bummed that day of the soldat didn't live up to it.

Ah. Makes sense. And it shouldn't be surprising that Sicario 2 didn't live up to the hype. The first was fantastic and Denis Villeneuve is one of the best directors around. Still thought that it was a good movie.

And for those wondering. It is on Fubo.

Retrowave Joe
Jul 20, 2001



Oh yeah, Doom Patrol was leagues better than Jupiterís Legacy. Brendan Fraser hasnít lost a step, and I was also glad to see him back working again.

Desperado Bones
Aug 29, 2009

Cute, adorable, and creepy at the same time!






Retrowave Joe posted:

I watched the first episode of Jupiterís Legacy. Seemed like nothing more than a retread of a lot of ďadultĒ superhero tropes, with The Boys-level gore and special effects somewhere between the CW and the MCU. Pass.

The what I guess was a rubber suit of the bad guy had me in stitches.

I'm on the second episode, I dunno about the comic book, but the show seems to be more about the family drama of being a superhero but without edginess, wackiness or people going punch punch at all times, and the gore is less than The Boys. Waaay less. Most of the time the characters are not wearing their hero suits. I have no clue if there's gonna be more action scenes sometime.

Edit 2: There two action scenes but in episode 1. On episode 2 it has turned to drama, and flashbacks of Utopian's past.

Gonna try to see watching and I dunno. Let's see if it surprises me.

Edit. Doom Patrol is rad

Desperado Bones fucked around with this message at 23:19 on May 7, 2021

Desperado Bones
Aug 29, 2009

Cute, adorable, and creepy at the same time!






Episode 3 of Jupiter's Legacy: SO SLOW.

It's going too slow. Oh my god. I'm gonna give up for now.

Hoop Dreams
Oct 21, 2010


I got to ep4 and still nothing interesting has happened.

mystes
May 31, 2006



The pacing is absolutely terrible. It feels like the entire 8 episode season should have just been the first episode.

Also, in case you're wondering if the stupid part set in the past ever becomes the slightest bit interesting or tells you anything you don't already know or would immediately assume, the answer is no and I guess it actually gets less interesting as it goes on and feels like it's just killing time until the characters get their powers (honestly that isn't even really a spoiler but spoilered just in case) which is unfortunate because it just keeps going on and wasting an insane amount of the show's runtime.

Honestly almost everything that happens in the show is completely uninteresting and when something interesting occasionally happens it's like done in 2 seconds to go back to more repetitive boring stuff.

Edit: Honestly, so little happens that if someone was like "spoil the whole season for me" I'd pretty much have nothing to tell them? I almost feel like saying it should have all been one episode is an understatement, like maybe the whole season should have been the first 5 minutes of the first episode?

mystes fucked around with this message at 01:44 on May 8, 2021

Desperado Bones
Aug 29, 2009

Cute, adorable, and creepy at the same time!






mystes posted:

The pacing is absolutely terrible. It feels like the entire 8 episode season should have just been the first episode.

Also, in case you're wondering if the stupid part set in the past ever becomes the slightest bit interesting or tells you anything you don't already know or would immediately assume, the answer is no and I guess it actually gets less interesting as it goes on and feels like it's just killing time until the characters get their powers (honestly that isn't even really a spoiler but spoilered just in case) which is unfortunate because it just keeps going on and wasting an insane amount of the show's runtime.



Goddammit. I was indeed expecting the past part to go to interesting places.This is so dull.

Superman & Lois is doing the family/superhero drama much MUCH better.

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020


Retrowave Joe posted:

Oh yeah, Doom Patrol was leagues better than Jupiterís Legacy. Brendan Fraser hasnít lost a step, and I was also glad to see him back working again.

+1

Doom Patrol is so loving good. Danny Street best street.

IShallRiseAgain
Sep 12, 2008

Well ain't that precious?



Desperado Bones posted:

Episode 3 of Jupiter's Legacy: SO SLOW.

It's going too slow. Oh my god. I'm gonna give up for now.

I looked up a review to see if it was worth watching and apparently the entire season is adapting just 2 issues of the comic.

Shageletic
Jul 25, 2007






Wow what a bad choice

Slowly dribbling out a plot written by Mark Millar

Desperado Bones
Aug 29, 2009

Cute, adorable, and creepy at the same time!






IShallRiseAgain posted:

I looked up a review to see if it was worth watching and apparently the entire season is adapting just 2 issues of the comic.

Who had this bright idea? That doesn't sound like having enough material for a season.

Oh dear, I feel for the people who worked on this and probably thought they would be in the next The Boys/Watchmen.

LifeLynx
Feb 27, 2001

Dang so this is like looking over his shoulder in real-time

Grimey Drawer

Superheroes but "adult" has been run into the ground so much that it's no longer novel, it's just the default expectation to have for a superhero show or movie.

LifeLynx fucked around with this message at 05:40 on May 8, 2021

Inspector Hound
Jul 14, 2003



The Boys was good though, I hope it gets another season

AccountSupervisor
Aug 3, 2004

I am greatful for my loop pedal

The Mitchells vs The Machines absolutely owned.

Just a total joy. Mike Rianda + Lord and Miller is an absolutely perfect combination of manic childish humor and sharp biting comedy with a perfectly classic family movie vibe.

The animation was spectacular to be expected.

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

SEXY... defines my posts and my ride


Inspector Hound posted:

The Boys was good though, I hope it gets another season
I think it's been like, Amazon Prime's biggest hit or something. It's super popular and definitely getting more seasons.

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Inspector Hound
Jul 14, 2003



Martman posted:

I think it's been like, Amazon Prime's biggest hit or something. It's super popular and definitely getting more seasons.

I get the cynical backlash against the cynical backlash against superheroes though--I'm mostly just sick of superheroes. Patriotic, robotic, hypnotic, neurotic, iconic, ironic, every stripe, make a show about archaeologists who solve murders at baking shows

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