RE: The Master. Roger Ebert's review sums up my experience - it's incredible, visceral, a masterpiece of visual art, and I have no idea what the text was trying to say or accomplish. That's loaded because it makes a big assumption about the nature of art (that it has an object in mind), but still my reaction.
yeah I saw Ebert's review and definitely agree with it at the moment. I expected to feel this way though and I don't want to reject the broader meaning of the movie before I see it again. There are things I can begin to grasp right now and I imagine they'll become clearer the second time through.
Then again, Ebert may be dead on and there might not be anything there. I have a hard time believing it based on PTA's track record but who knows.
And then there was third film, The Comedy, which has the distinction of being the third movie I've ever walked out on. What a complete piece of hipster bullshit that was. I got the feeling it's supposed to be this generations version of Kids, except the problem is hipsters are boring, self-entitled douches that just spend their time riding bikes, spitting PBR on each other, saying things like slave perennial meat stable and cum chugging and talk about hobo dicks and Hitler's good ideas as if it's supposed to be funny and/or shocking but unfortunately is neither, and sometimes they also play stickball with James Murphy. That was probably what duped me into seeing it, James Murphy listed in the cast. Anyway, the kids we followed in Kids had way more value as human beings than these twenty something hipster twats do. I just wish I didn't waste 45 minutes trying to decide if my gut instinct from the first scene was right.
I'm never going to see this movie because I'm sure it's awful and I can't stand Tim & Eric but I'm pretty sure it's trying to attack the emptiness of hipsters rather than glorify them. Doesn't really change anything about how horrible it was but don't blame this one on hipsters.
Finally saw The Master last night and I predictably have no idea what the fuck it was. Everything non-plot related was incredible but it's going to take a very long time to unpack what the movie was really trying to accomplish. I'd definitely recommend it to people for the acting and directing alone but uh...prepare to be unsure of what you saw.
Is there some sort of algorithm that I'm completely missing that propels an album into the "Best New Music" category over in Poochfuck land? Blut Aus Nord's "777 Cosmosophy" was just given an 8.5, but was denied a BNM tag, while dozens of other 8.3, 8.4, and 8.5 rated albums were awarded the coveted title. I seriously don't fucking understand it.
I'm overstepping my boundaries, because Cbats and Gramma are the authorities on PF, but I used to read PF regularly, and I noticed the same thing. My opinion was, "We are PF, our BNM is what no one has ever heard, but every hipsters will be praising in two weeks. Then if we ever BNM a band, we are required to continue BNMing them, because we knew them first. We also like Neurosis, and we'll give them an 8.6 to show you all we're cool like that, but they don't get a BNM."
This is pretty much accurate. The way I understand it, the ratings are more of a collective thing (or Schreiber just picks them, I dunno) and the writer assigned writes the review. Sometimes this comes through where there will be a really positive review and the album gets a 6.5 or something.
The way they've described the BNM tag in the past is that BNM means that they recommend something irrespective of genre. When it comes to metal, the only stuff that really gets BNM is really accessible stuff like Baronness or Mastodon.
A much better example of what Wonk is describing is their review of Alt-J today (an album I really like actually). The whole review is basically whining about how people really like it and thats dumb because it's not as good as this stuff that we told you about. It comes off as fairly petulant.
I saw The Master last night. Pretty overwhelming. Still processing. Anyone else seen it yet?
I'm hopefully going to see it tomorrow. I'll probably post something after but I am fairly certain I won't have a lot to say. Based on the reviews and just PTA in general, I'm assuming I'll need to see it a couple times.
I have no idea who to start with my final RB spot, Ryan Matthews (who should be healthy for the game), Jamaal Charles or maybe Ben Tate? I'm leaning towards Mathews, but does anyone have any suggestions?...anyone except Gibbons of course.
ryan matthews and it's not even close. All of them have their own risks but matthews has the highest ceiling. I'd rather have JC in the long run but that's because I think Matthews is made of glass.
I dunno, I think Spiller might be cursed in our league. I traded him so I could sell high before FJ came back and I had 3 other startable running backs. This week, Bradshaw's basically dead and then J-Stew decided not to play either. Now I'm looking at a nice gooseegg at a position where I thought I had an insane amount of depth. Oh well...
Never heard of Owl City but I would like to check out the house of blues in SD. I have been to the Las Vegas one before and that was pretty fucking rad...I am stuck on a phone conference so can't check out Owl City yet
Yeah, I think we agree on most of the points. You're right about the players and coaches trying to take advantage of them (one of the best comments I heard during MNF compared them to substitute teachers which is pretty spot on), but that doesn't excuse their inability to control these teams. After this week, I fully expect to see multiple people ejected if they try to push the refs around. If the league is not telling the replacements that they need to make and example of people who are out of line then they're doing something wrong.
I'm not sure how you can survive as a sports fan if you're so irate about the refs being overpaid. The people sitting on the bench in a football game make more in a week than you do in a year. I won't argue that the refs aren't being paid a fair wage but does the league really deserve it anymore? There is so much money flowing through the league right now and I can't blame the refs for thinking they deserve a bit more of it.