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Shageletic
Jul 25, 2007






rename this thread Nobody Greedlightninged 2020 is back: An indictment of the American school system

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Casimir Radon
Aug 1, 2008




I got out of class to watch the 1997 version of That Darn Cat because I kicked the poo poo out of the reading program.

In 3rd grade they had these little side activities you could be part of throughout the day. Somehow I ended up on this thing where you assisted the janitors, except they didn’t really supervise what we were doing. So basically we treated it like it was a gang and would try to nail kids in the crotch with generic Windex on stream mode. Anyway the principle thought we were doing such a good job that she took us to DQ for ice cream and we got to watch about 45 minutes of Blank Check on the tv in her van.

We watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory so many times.

Mywhatacleanturtle
Jul 23, 2006



Shageletic posted:

rename this thread Nobody Greedlightninged 2020 is back: An indictment of the American school system

Fondly recalling when our teachers were hungover

RC and Moon Pie
May 5, 2011



The art teacher in high school did not give a poo poo and if someone had a movie with them, there was a chance she'd put it on. I guess she left no lesson plans one day, which is how a substitute allowed someone to bust out a copy of Pauly Shore's Son-in-Law. We made it to the lesbian kiss and the sub turned it off. Art teacher returned the next day and we watched the rest of the film.

Other teachers would have movies in the curriculum, but most tried to have them fit the lesson. Psychology meant that just about anything applied and I remember seeing The Mirror Has Two Faces, Shine, Jack and Powder there.

Mywhatacleanturtle
Jul 23, 2006



RC and Moon Pie posted:

The art teacher in high school did not give a poo poo and if someone had a movie with them, there was a chance she'd put it on. I guess she left no lesson plans one day, which is how a substitute allowed someone to bust out a copy of Pauly Shore's Son-in-Law. We made it to the lesbian kiss and the sub turned it off. Art teacher returned the next day and we watched the rest of the film.

Other teachers would have movies in the curriculum, but most tried to have them fit the lesson. Psychology meant that just about anything applied and I remember seeing The Mirror Has Two Faces, Shine, Jack and Powder there.

My psychology professor in community college made analysis of Pleasantville part of the final.

Casimir Radon
Aug 1, 2008




Watching Powder before or after Victor Salva’s crimes were well known?

We watched Fat Man and Little Boy in high school physics.

Supersize Me came out when I was in high school so we ended up watching it in health class, sociology, English, and some other class I can’t remember. loving hated that movie by the end of that.

Byzantine
Sep 1, 2007



Every high school history class I had just put on Forrest Gump to cover everything after WW2.

BaldDwarfOnPCP
Jun 26, 2019





My English teacher was maybe hungover, idk but we got to watch Grumpy Old Men.

There is some hilarious content in there that is not quite R rated but OLD PEOPLE gently caress.

MonsieurChoc
Oct 12, 2013

Every species can smell its own extinction.




Once our Geography teacher put on The Ring while grading tests.

Casimir Radon
Aug 1, 2008




I was taking a nap in study hall towards the end of my senior year and some other senior brought in a laptop and put in Stomp the Yard, because if there’s anything that speaks to white suburban kids it’s that movie. I hear Chris Brown dies in it though.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

Well, of course I know him.
He's me.


Byzantine posted:

Every high school history class I had just put on Forrest Gump to cover everything after WW2.

I had an extremely pro-Bush APUSH teacher who had us watch The Patriot multiple times in a single semester

Casimir Radon
Aug 1, 2008




We watched Spartacus in high school world history. He hated Bush and Ronnie Raygun and would spend the first 10 minutes of every class talking smack about them. I don’t remember much else about the class.

Mywhatacleanturtle
Jul 23, 2006



Big Mean Jerk posted:

I had an extremely pro-Bush APUSH teacher who had us watch The Patriot multiple times in a single semester

In sixth grade history my teacher put on Revolution, which convinced me Al Pacino was a terrible actor because nobody was good in that movie (I have since rectified this sentiment).

DC Murderverse
Nov 10, 2016

"Tell that to Zod's snapped neck!"



I slept through a bunch of really good movies in the various English classes I took. The Searchers, To Kill a Mockingbird, the 1970s Gatsby with Sam Waterston, but I made sure to stay awake for my senior English class (not AP) when my teacher showed us Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. That teacher was cool, he brought his didgeridoo a couple times to show us after big projects or tests.

I also took a really cool math class based around problem solving that had like, 6 students in it for the entire year (because I didn’t want to gently caress with calculus) and we spent our last days watching The Princess Bride because it was my teacher’s favorite movie. All of my favorite classes and memories come from moments after I had given up on all of that AP/honors poo poo, it made my life much easier and I only wish I was smart enough to have not taken honors science classes for my junior and senior years

Rahonavis
Jan 11, 2012

"Clevuh gurrrl..."


Elementary school: Annual pre-Christmas Break screening of the Don Bluth short “The Small One”, which they had on Actual Film rather than a VHS. Also “Annie”, “Hoosiers”, “Willy Wonka”, “Clash of the Titans”, a biopic about “Pistol” Pete Maravich for some reason, the deeply upsetting “The Boy Who Could Fly”, and a “Just Say No to Drugs” thing with Kirk Cameron taking over a classroom from a teacher who licks a piece of chalk and is now addicted to drugs somehow? Tuesday After-School was essentially lawless and would put on anything from “Little Shop of Horrors” to the “Garbage Pail Kids” movie to “Howard the Duck”. Because talking animals (and plants) = Okay for children.

Middle/High School: We took field trips to the Winona Ryder “Little Women” and “Mr. Holland’s Opus”. We watched the 60’s “Romeo and Juliette”, as is apparently tradition, as well as a couple After-School Specials in Literature. “The Breakfast Club”, “Sybil” and “Wired” (yes, the insane Belushi biopic) in Psychology, and “Outbreak” in Biology, which was the one and only movie we had to get permission slips signed to watch.

Casimir Radon
Aug 1, 2008




In mid-90s elementary school they still had this big backlog of reel to reel educational movies so we’d watch a fair bit of those. Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land is the only one I really remember the name of. There was also this safety video about not waving sharp stuff around where there were puppets whose heads were balloons. That stuck with me for obvious reasons. Then there was a cartoon where a magic talking book teaches a kid about caring for library books. He leaves it on the side of a soccer field and it almost gets killed by a lawnmower.

secretly best girl
Mar 27, 2007

I see you choosing that other route. How dare you.

Nothing gave me a heads-up that my cross-cultural psych professor in year one of college was mad as a hatter more than her first course. I walked in and the room was pitch black with pornography playing on a projector, she's got her feet kicked up on a desk, isn't responding to anyone, eating chips. Whole period goes by, no change.

Come back next week and there's only 7 of us down from... I dunno what. She's now teaching a normal class and says "Yeah I do that at the start of every semester to get the fundies out of my class, saves me a lot of arguments." I did not learn much about CC-Psych but I did learn a) that she loved to gently caress and b) she was really into Amsterdam as a whole. Just peak "how do you have a job" educator.

That counts as a movie, right?

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

Teriyaki Hairpiece posted:

I bet you hated Great Gatsby because you didn't like the musical choices.

Actually I thought the soundtrack was the best part of the movie (that is to say, I wasn't in love with the soundtrack but I thought it was a novel idea, not having seen anything else of luhrmann's at the time)

The Klowner
Apr 20, 2019

I see past the sham that is society, and I'm into some incredibly fucked up shit.

I can't remember what movies were presented to us in grade school, probably because they were poo poo. I feel we halfway-watched at least three different sports movies because our district was in love with football

BaldDwarfOnPCP
Jun 26, 2019





END ME SCOOB posted:

Nothing gave me a heads-up that my cross-cultural psych professor in year one of college was mad as a hatter more than her first course. I walked in and the room was pitch black with pornography playing on a projector, she's got her feet kicked up on a desk, isn't responding to anyone, eating chips. Whole period goes by, no change.

Come back next week and there's only 7 of us down from... I dunno what. She's now teaching a normal class and says "Yeah I do that at the start of every semester to get the fundies out of my class, saves me a lot of arguments." I did not learn much about CC-Psych but I did learn a) that she loved to gently caress and b) she was really into Amsterdam as a whole. Just peak "how do you have a job" educator.

That counts as a movie, right?

I thought my Lit professor was a dumbass for showing The Green Mile.

You win.

Snowman_McK
Jan 31, 2010
ASK ME ABOUT MY SELF-PUBLISHED WARHAMMER FANFICTION AND MY KNIFE COLLECTION


Alan Smithee posted:

Did it have Armand assante

Fun fact: Armand Assante is actually in every single film ever made, whether he's asked to be or not. They cannot stop him.

A True Jar Jar Fan posted:

TV and not a movie but I had a substitute for health class for a week who wanted us to learn about being Wholesome Young People so we just watched episodes of Touched By an Angel and Seventh Heaven

Didn't the actor who played 7th Heaven's dad turn out to be a pedophile? I thought it was horrifyingly fitting since he played one of the few nice people on Always Sunny, while the actors who play the sociopaths seem to be pretty nice in real life.

Antifa Turkeesian
Aug 20, 2006



Snowman_McK posted:

Fun fact: Armand Assante is actually in every single film ever made, whether he's asked to be or not. They cannot stop him.


Didn't the actor who played 7th Heaven's dad turn out to be a pedophile? I thought it was horrifyingly fitting since he played one of the few nice people on Always Sunny, while the actors who play the sociopaths seem to be pretty nice in real life.

He is a child rapist and has not worked since his ex-wife released that information about him.

Stink Billyums
Jul 7, 2006
MAGNUM

Remember when Armand Assante followed up Hoffa with this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ykW-780bHs

BaldDwarfOnPCP
Jun 26, 2019





Snowman_McK posted:

Fun fact: Armand Assante is actually in every single film ever made, whether he's asked to be or not. They cannot stop him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoweIuRz4UQ

Casimir Radon
Aug 1, 2008




Funny or Die has a series called A Very Special Episode that summarizes sitcoms when they sprinkled in a serious episode. From what I can tell that’s all 7th Heaven ever was. Ripped from the headlines crap with a cast of scared stupid white people reacting to it. The irony of the family patriarch being played by a child rapist is just so rich.

We watched the Asante The Odyssey in 6th grade. It’s a TV movie so it didn’t get that explicit. Did end up with a lifelong crush on Bernadette Peters though.

Detective No. 27
Jun 7, 2006



Are we still talking about movies we saw in class?

In college, I took a class about Police Accountability. The closest we got to talking about police accountability was when he put on Serpico. We spent the rest of the semester on totally different things. I think that was his way of saying that there is no such thing as police accountability.

Antifa Turkeesian
Aug 20, 2006



Casimir Radon posted:

Funny or Die has a series called A Very Special Episode that summarizes sitcoms when they sprinkled in a serious episode. From what I can tell that’s all 7th Heaven ever was. Ripped from the headlines crap with a cast of scared stupid white people reacting to it. The irony of the family patriarch being played by a child rapist is just so rich.

They dumped Jessica Biel a few seasons in for doing some magazine photos where she wasn’t naked but wore shorts or something, and then she went on to do Blade III and ultimately what is her finest work: the commentary track for Blade III dvd.

The dad being a pedophile the whole ten years or however long it was is a profound irony that presaged other horrors associated with weird religious tv shows that try to appear normal. Mostly more pedophiles, I guess.

Gonz
Dec 22, 2009

"Jesus, did I say that? Or just think it? Was I talking? Did they hear me?"


Armand Assante as Rico Dredd was a scene chewing masterclass. If you put Assante and Avery Brooks in the same movie, it’d be a neutron star of GRAVITAS.

Codependent Poster
Oct 20, 2003




Gonz posted:

Armand Assante as Rico Dredd was a scene chewing masterclass. If you put Assante and Avery Brooks in the same movie, it’d be a neutron star of GRAVITAS.

LAWWWWWWWWWWW

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

Popular culture has passed you by.


Thinking back on it, the Stallone Dredd feels like a challenge to all the actors in it to enunciate the word "law" as exaggeratedly as possible.

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005



Antifa Turkeesian posted:

He is a child rapist and has not worked since his ex-wife released that information about him.

I have heard nothing of this holy gently caress

Tars Tarkas
Apr 13, 2003


https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1390093956310986758

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005




She should up to set dressed as cruella and freak out tim burton who is not even directing

BioEnchanted
Aug 9, 2011

He plays for the dreamers that forgot how to dream, and the lovers that forgot how to love.

And that's the whole story. It's 5 minutes long and the ultimate cinematic shitpost.

Grendels Dad
Mar 5, 2011

Popular culture has passed you by.


Preceded by 75 minutes of Cruella on a boat.

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013




“I’m gonna become Pennywise”

Clussy DeVile

Failed Imagineer
Sep 22, 2018


BaldDwarfOnPCP posted:

I thought my Lit professor was a dumbass for showing The Green Mile.

You win.

You had a Lit professor, OP had a professor who was lit

SunshineDanceParty
Feb 7, 2006

One Road. Two Friends. One Ass.



Why not there have been crazier Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stories.

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005



BioEnchanted posted:

And that's the whole story. It's 5 minutes long and the ultimate cinematic shitpost.

“Better grate than lever!”

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muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005



Gonz posted:

Armand Assante as Rico Dredd was a scene chewing masterclass. If you put Assante and Avery Brooks in the same movie, it’d be a neutron star of GRAVITAS.

The funniest thing about Stallone Dredd is that it is supposed to be a big reveal that Dredd and Rico are clone bros when in the comics that is just a basic fact about the characters that everybody already knew. It's like if you made a Superman movie where halfway through he finds out he's an alien and it is treated like a shocking revelation.

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