Solved Bad Movies

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July 1, 2011 at 08:12:55
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Has anyone else noticed that over the past 20 years or so, the worse a new movie is, the more it gets advertised? Like the new rom-com "Larry Crowne" starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.

It does save me money though!

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July 3, 2011 at 09:10:05
Reality TV? Is this the same as the Easter bunny? As long as the sucker believes it. The housewives shows are the first that to me step up and insult us. When I was a kid my mother was a "house wife". She cooked, cleaned, helped me with school work, did ALL of the shopping, and ALL of the laundry. She wasn't married to some pro football player or musician no one had ever heard of. She didn't make it a point to gather with all the neighborhood women that she felt were whores. She wasn't proud to appear to everyone to be an obnoxious foul mouthed drunk. She didn't spend half her time trying to out another wife for cheating and the other half trying to cheat.

I don't watch much of what passes for "reality tv". My wife is into Survivor and Big Brother so I find something else to do when those are on. I am a bit of a dullard here. I am into my cop shows NCIS, Criminal Minds etc. etc. This all sometimes leaves me thinking I should move back to California. Heck they actually pay people to come up with these so called reality shows I need to get in on this. I have an idea for a show about rednecks on four wheelers with beer not to be confused with Cops. I figure we throw out the script; those writers seem to suck anyway, and just bring a few kegs to each set. Reality on a budget. Throw in a pretty and young blonde with big (insert euphemism here) and we'll have a hit. It at least can't be as bad as Jersey Shore.

Question: Why is it if the so called "stars" of these shows do something so bad it would have the normal person shunned by society we celebrate it as if it makes their two bit show more believable. When I was 7 I had a crush on Pippy Longstocking. If she had been in the news for falling off a horse it would not have made me feel her show was anything but fantasy.

We have shopping channels, church channels, and music channels that I don't watch can't we have a reality channel too? Then we can lump this stuff all into one cable package. Call it "The Crap Stable People Won't Watch package". We should be able to charge an extra $100 a month for this package. The cable companies could pay off the national debit and those of us that are stable would be happy we we're not paying for those channels anymore. Just a thought. Figured while I was coming up with crappy new shows I may as well look into marketing them as well. lmao

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#1
July 1, 2011 at 13:52:22
We've got a friend that calls and tells us about all the great movies out. Ever since she told us that the Blair Witch Project was an excellent movie we know which ones not to see.

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#2
July 1, 2011 at 13:54:01
Yes you are right, last week i watched 10 new movies and i only like two of them yesterday i watched 3 movies(season of the witch, the sorcerer's apprentice and true grit) and i only like true grit. Actors and actresses are paid good money to do a bad movies. Iam not old but i prefer old movies(every-time i watched i love them).

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#3
July 1, 2011 at 18:49:20
New movies are hyped to promote personalities. Good movies have developed characters in mostly believable stories. Movies were better 20 years or more ago.

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#4
July 2, 2011 at 00:51:12
I laugh inwardly when (supposedly) block buster movies are released on dvd a couple of weeks or less after their cinema release.



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#5
July 2, 2011 at 02:25:58
With the cost of going to the movies these days we rarely bother anymore. A few friends and us rent dvd's and pass them around. No we don't get to see the greatest movie of the year as soon as many do but we don't spend $50 to see it either and we can drink, eat whatever we want, and do it all in comfortable seating. Not to mention if the movie is actually any good we may get a blooper real as well.

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#6
July 2, 2011 at 05:02:25
Blair Witch Project was probably the worst movie I've ever seen. I also don't go to movies anymore. I'll rent a dvd if it looks good and watch at home. I think that movies and television are in the dumper anymore. From what I've seen, the from the fall previews, I'll be reading a lot more books.

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#7
July 2, 2011 at 08:18:48
I rarely go to the theater anymore. Cost is only a minor deterrent, what bothers me is the rude people talking, munching on all sorts of noisy snacks, coming in late, using cellphones, etc. I haven't seen "Larry Crowe" but I'm guessing (based on the cast) that it's probably pretty good. I had no desire to see "Forrest Gump" when it was 1st released & it became one of my favorite movies. Hanks has been fairly consistent throughout his carreer - who would have thunk it after "Bosom Buddies"? lol

"last week i watched 10 new movies and i only like two of them yesterday i watched 3 movies(season of the witch, the sorcerer's apprentice and true grit)"

I generally get movies from the torrents or watch them online at sites such as Crackle. I just got decent copies of "Super 8", "Priest", & "I Am Number 4" but haven't gotten around to watching them yet. I have quite a backlog that I need to catch up with.

If you haven't seen it, "Sucker Punch" was interesting (hot chicks, guns, creatures, explosions, great soundtrack, etc) & not nearly as bad as the critics said. Then again, I like the more offbeat flicks. It was much better than "B!tch Slap", but BS has hotter chicks ;-)

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#8
July 2, 2011 at 20:12:26
Our friend called us about Blair Witch. "Oh you have to go see it. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. I promise you it will be the best movie you have seen in years." Thanks to that recomendation there have been dozens of bullets we have dodged since. If she says it is a great movie when it makes it to television we go out to a movie. What did they spend making this fine flick? $12.50 maybe? It cost me more than $30 to see it. A friend got Fast Five off of one of the torrent sites and we liked that even though we could tell it was a camcorder in a theater. The quality wasn't the greatest but it was watchable. I think the last time we went to the theater was The Squeakquel.

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#9
July 3, 2011 at 06:32:51
Another irritating thing happening that just bugs the crap out of me, over-produced TV shows. Most Daring... Most Stupid... Wildest Police chases, all the Housewives shows. Come on, on the chase shows you expect me to believe you could hear, if it really happened, the the screeching tires of a car with the video shot from a helicopter. Are you frigging kidding me? Ever been in a helicopter? If you have, you'd know you can't hear the guy next to you let a lone car 500 feet below you.

Or those dramatic moments on other shows. "I'm in Manhattan and if there was a large tiger up on 78th street I could be in extreme danger." Yeah, and if my ass was made of sugar, it could be eaten by ants. Are the general viewers of TV so moronic that they can't see they are being manipulated to the nth degree?

I know that we are manipulated all the time, but such blatant work should be held up for ridicule. And have you noticed how they show the same clip a minimum of 5 times and up to 7 times? Are we that stupid we didn't see it the first three? Or is that their program is so weak that they have to fill air time by rerunning the same clip over and over again?

Anyway, if you didn't get all this, I'll retype it 4 more times so you don't miss anything.

Old people don't need companionship. They need to be isolated and studied so it can be determined what nutrients they have that might be extracted for our personal use.

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#10
July 3, 2011 at 08:01:51
"I rarely go to the theater anymore. Cost is only a minor deterrent..."

For me, cost is the main deterrent. Can't justify $8-$12 bucks on something I may or may not like. Downloaded & watched "Unstoppable" last night, and while I though it was a really good movie, I doubt I'd have paid that to see it in a theater even knowing it was good.

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#11
July 3, 2011 at 09:10:05
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Reality TV? Is this the same as the Easter bunny? As long as the sucker believes it. The housewives shows are the first that to me step up and insult us. When I was a kid my mother was a "house wife". She cooked, cleaned, helped me with school work, did ALL of the shopping, and ALL of the laundry. She wasn't married to some pro football player or musician no one had ever heard of. She didn't make it a point to gather with all the neighborhood women that she felt were whores. She wasn't proud to appear to everyone to be an obnoxious foul mouthed drunk. She didn't spend half her time trying to out another wife for cheating and the other half trying to cheat.

I don't watch much of what passes for "reality tv". My wife is into Survivor and Big Brother so I find something else to do when those are on. I am a bit of a dullard here. I am into my cop shows NCIS, Criminal Minds etc. etc. This all sometimes leaves me thinking I should move back to California. Heck they actually pay people to come up with these so called reality shows I need to get in on this. I have an idea for a show about rednecks on four wheelers with beer not to be confused with Cops. I figure we throw out the script; those writers seem to suck anyway, and just bring a few kegs to each set. Reality on a budget. Throw in a pretty and young blonde with big (insert euphemism here) and we'll have a hit. It at least can't be as bad as Jersey Shore.

Question: Why is it if the so called "stars" of these shows do something so bad it would have the normal person shunned by society we celebrate it as if it makes their two bit show more believable. When I was 7 I had a crush on Pippy Longstocking. If she had been in the news for falling off a horse it would not have made me feel her show was anything but fantasy.

We have shopping channels, church channels, and music channels that I don't watch can't we have a reality channel too? Then we can lump this stuff all into one cable package. Call it "The Crap Stable People Won't Watch package". We should be able to charge an extra $100 a month for this package. The cable companies could pay off the national debit and those of us that are stable would be happy we we're not paying for those channels anymore. Just a thought. Figured while I was coming up with crappy new shows I may as well look into marketing them as well. lmao

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#12
July 3, 2011 at 10:11:43
I wanted to move to Las Vegas at one time. But I learned from the original CSI they don't have electricity there. Everyone has to use flashlights in the house.

Old people don't need companionship. They need to be isolated and studied so it can be determined what nutrients they have that might be extracted for our personal use.

Homer Simpson


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#13
July 3, 2011 at 12:10:08
Not sure how it is in the USA but here in the UK:

Reality TV = Cheap TV

(for the producers I mean)


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#14
July 3, 2011 at 13:13:04
Reality TV = Cheap(er) TV They overpay those reality stars by at least 10x.
In regard to movies and the CSI shows real science takes real time. We don't have instant DNA tests. And look at the super computers and databases that can match fingerprints and faces.

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#15
July 4, 2011 at 11:05:43
We live two doors down from a real "CSI" that works for our local county sherrifs department. One of the kids asked her one day how exciting her job was thinking it must really be cool busting criminals. She told them the only time she even sees the suspects is if they are shot at the seen. They were all depressed. She said basically the job is as stated. She collects eveidence at the scene of a crime and loggs it in at the department. She said many times she doesn't even do any of the processing. There are as she calls them "lab rats" for that. Basically she processes the scene. She told them the most exciting thing she gets to do that they do on tv is drink really bad coffee. lol

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#16
July 4, 2011 at 12:39:09
Another perfect example of the crap these guys and girls will produce to "increase" the drama.

Deep Sea Detectives on the Military Channel just said that a 50 cal shell that was found on a wreck by a diver was, "crushed by the pressure at these depths."

They are diving at a depth of 60 feet. Which is about 3 atmospheres. A pressure of about 44.1 pounds per square inch.

Unless that shell is defective, it wasn't crushed by the depth.

Idiots.

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#17
July 4, 2011 at 17:07:29
That is ridiculous.

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#18
July 5, 2011 at 12:46:11
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Regarding your response (#11)

All I can say is ^5 (that's a "high five" for anybody who may not know it)

Like you, I don't do much "Reality TV" As my wife would say, "If you want reality TV you have to shut the damn thing off and walk away from it" It's kind of like Schroedinger's Cat (use google those of you who don't know!). Once you put it on TV, it stops being reality.........lol

The wife and I do enjoy watching "So You Think You Can Dance" but that's about it for both of us for so-called reality TV shows. I've seen ads for garbage like jersey shores and real housewives but the whole idea is insipid. What those shows really are is simply Jerry Springer in another format.

The issue here is, people like to see other people's dirty laundry. I think aside from the titillation factor, it helps them to avoid looking at their own lives and seeing how lousy their lives are. It's also a lot easier than getting off your ass and doing something about it. It's the old "If I watch someone who's a bigger loser/idiot than I am, I feel better about me" thing.

It's a sad and pathetic statement about what seems to be a large percentage of the people that make up society.

With regard to going to see movies at the theatre.......

Movies are too darn expensive. Add the cost of the actual movie on to the fact that I live about 75 miles from the nearest theatre and well, you can do the math on gas costs. Also, we have dogs and if we do go, we need to make arrangements to have someone come over to our house and feed them and let them out to potty since a 2 hour movie with about 4 hours driving time (round trip) makes for a long enough period of time that we would have "surprises" on the carpet waiting for us when we returned home.

It ain't worth it for me and the wife. We recieved in the last couple years two free movie passes for us both. We did use one a year or so back. Since the final Harry Potter movie is in the theatre, I told her to check out if our last passes were still valid as I wouldn't mind seeing that (yeah I know, I'm a fan and I have read all the books but dagnabit, I enjoy the series OK.........LOL).

Other than that, I'm more than happy to wait until the movies come out on DVD. As has been mentioned by others, nothing beats watching a show in the comfort of my own home (covered in dogs) eathing whatever snack I want to eat and best of all, being able to pause while the wife or I runs off to the bathroom.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#19
July 5, 2011 at 23:17:44
When I watch on dvd at home the movie costs us $1.00 for as many viewings as we choose vs $5.00 - $8.50 per person per viewing. There is a place here where it is only $1.50 per head but by the time the movie gets there it is about to come out on dvd. For $4.00 and some change we get a box of microwave popcorn that amounts to about 12 of those $4.50 servings at the theater. I prefer iced tea not many serve it loosely it costs me around $.75 a gallon vs $2.00 - $4.00 for a large soda. There is no dress code here at home. I as of yet have not found a theater with big cumfy recliners. Sometimes we order pizza but even then we can get two supreme pizzas for the price of one one topping pizza at the theater. The more of this I write the more I wander why in the heck we would ever go out to another movie.

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#20
July 15, 2011 at 09:28:18
"The Wife?" I'm sure she loves that. LOL

My favorite bad movie to watch is "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes."

My least favorite bad movie is "Date Night." Just plain boring... I won't watch that again.


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#21
July 16, 2011 at 09:17:55
My favorite bad movie: "Kingdom of the Spiders".

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#22
July 18, 2011 at 07:53:32
LOL Jennifer

"The Wife?" I'm sure she loves that. LOL

In all honestly, she knows I call her that and doesn't care.

You're not the first one to say that. A couple years back I was talking to my best friend on the phone and I said, "I don't know, I'll have to ask the wife" and he said, "You don't call her that to her face do you!?!?"

I started laughing and looked at my ol'lady and said, "Yo hey wench, do mind me calling you, 'the wife'?" She laughed and said, I'm the ONLY one you have so that makes me "THE wife" doesn't it?

She said it loud enough my bro could hear her and he was just shaking his head. Apparently his wife would rip him a new one if he said that about her. I didn't get it. But then some women get all uptight if you call them your ol'lady too.

Just so you, and anybody else who's interested knows, neither she nor I care about that kind of stuff. She calls me her ol'man and I call her my ol'lady. Call it the legacy of the years we spent riding harley's around or whatever. I can even call her my "biker bit*h" without her getting upset. Because it's true!

LOL

Like she's wont says, "I'm not a bit*h, I'm THE bit*h"

You should hear what she calls me when I piss her off! ROFLMAO

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#23
July 18, 2011 at 08:26:28
What's wrong with this sentence?

"...avoided certain death..."

This was said Sunday in an intro to a National Geo TV show called "Egyptian Job."

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