Post by JEFF OF THE RUSHES on Dec 18, 2012 16:22:17 GMT -5
I love it. I totally love rumor season, and Coachella is the undisputed king of rumor season. I remember a couple years ago when summerkid (I think?) did the rumors thread and his handle was mentioned in articles on Rolling Stone, NME, LA Times, and all these different media outlets. Kind of hilarious to think that I could be mentioned in an article somewhere because of my board activity: "drewoftherushes claims Fleet Foxes will be headlining this year, citing his former coworker's cousin."
Okay, that was eerie. I've been watching Freaks and Geeks for the last few weeks (peeks, meeks, shiekhs, leaks, seeks), and I just watched the episode where Sam breaks up with his girlfriend because they watch the Jerk and she doesn't think Steve Martin is funny. And they show this scene in the show.
So what you're saying is that you've never tried broccoli because you know it tastes bad?
I trust my taste in music, so I don't have to rely on rules like "I don't listen to X genre" to save me from shitty music. I'll listen to anything once. If I listen to it twice it must be better than the 90% of crap I don't listen to twice.
At least you admitted you aren't qualified to weigh in on this discussion.
You're talking to a person who has listened to the same album for 10 years, in spite of not liking it, on the inkling that he would one day like it, and it worked. He's out of your league, son.
Good god Kalvor. If Rihanna was at the gorge, I'd sell my ticket. Lets not say things we can't take back!!!
Obviously this is subjective. If people consider Imagine Dragons on the same level (or universe) as Rihanna, then I'm not gonna win this argument. They are 2 different beasts in my mind. I do consider Alex Clare and Adele as similar to Imagine Dragons though. I could definitely see Alex Clare being added.
I honestly don't know if I liked that finale or not. I will say the unexpectedness of it all was very fitting, based on everything else that has happened this season. Ultimately, the episode featured the best and worst of Homeland.
The worst? The scene where Quinn threatens Estes? What was that all about? I'm not sure if I didn't like that scene because 1. it's completely out of character for Quinn, 2. it was a little too over the top (even by Homeland standards) or 3. they totally rewrote that scene after the CIA explosion scene - and needed to add some extra mystery about who Quinn really is - DID QUINN BLOW THE BUILDING UP TO GET EVEN WITH ESTES?! IS HE WORKING WITH TERRORISTS NOW?!!!? WHY DIDN'T THEY SHOW HIM AFTER THE EXPLOSION? WHERE IS QUINN?! AGH!. Bottom line, the scene was, well, odd. And sloppy.
The best? Totally the scene at the end, when Saul was speaking Hebrew to the dead bodies of the attack, fully assuming Carrie was among the dead, and then she walked in. The silent exchange they had was absolutely flawless.
Almost the best? When Brody finally confessed to his daughter that Carrie wasn't batshit crazy on the day he strapped a bomb to his chest. That scene had been a long time coming, and the payoff totally delivered.
I thought it was the best episode of the season. For a show that constantly makes you think it's about to run out of places to go, it just keeps finding ways to make you think it was "planned all along." By the way, is that the worst trope in modern cinema/television? "HE PLANNED IT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING" as if there are these people out there who can predict everyone's actions at all times and has a plan for it. Whatever, though, it was a good episode and I can't wait for next season.
I was hoping Brody would die, but I knew it wouldn't happen.
Did anybody make it to see Cloud Atlas? After seeing it once it is kind of hard to state my full opinion of it. There was a lot going on back and forth. It was interesting for the most part, but there was also a lot of extra stuff in there that I think would have been better off left out. It was a lengthy movie. It was funny to see the characters switching roles throughout the movie. Tom Hanks played some odd ball characters with a lot of makeup, so I didn't even catch it was him right off.
I felt like this after I saw it, now it's been a month and a half and I'm like, whatever, that sucked. Bombastic piece of shit, really.
Post by JEFF OF THE RUSHES on Dec 18, 2012 0:11:20 GMT -5
Oh you know I saw the high frame rate 3D. I would have preferred no 3D, but that isn't an option for the high frame rate. It took me a while to warm up as well, and I don't know if I completely got there, but I got comfortable enough and could appreciate it at least. I kept thinking to myself, "is this what I want all movies to look like in the future?" and the answer is yes. It's just more real, straight up. The best thing it does is allows your eyes to track very fast movements during action sequences, something you can't do at 24fps. You don't miss a thing.
Post by JEFF OF THE RUSHES on Dec 18, 2012 0:07:35 GMT -5
I've thought about this: the only way I would ever score in the NBA is if I was lagging way behind a play because I was winded, and my team stole the ball and I got the outlet pass, cherry-picking at the basket. And that would have to happen several times, because LeBron would chase me down and block it 4 out of 5 times.