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The Lone Ranger. If you like westerns and you liked the Pirates of the Carribbean movies, you'll probably like this. Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer have way better chemistry than Depp and Bloom had. It was all around entertaining and over the topwith some sillyness thrown in, usually through Depp, but Hammer definitely has his moments.

The area between the balls and the butt is a hotbed of terrorist activity.

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The Lone Ranger. If you like westerns and you liked the Pirates of the Carribbean movies, you'll probably like this. Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer have way better chemistry than Depp and Bloom had. It was all around entertaining and over the topwith some sillyness thrown in, usually through Depp, but Hammer definitely has his moments.

 

What about if you love the original Lone Ranger?

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I thought he was a pretty good Batman other than the voice. He definitely had screen presence. Just... the damn voice...

Correction, damn those voices. I remember seeing the prelude to the fight between Batman and Bane underneath the sewers, while Catwoman is thrown there as a framing reference and thinking that what must be going through her head was: " Look at these two lunatics talking about secret societies in funny voices"

The worst part is that she had the chance to talk to both Bruce and Batman and never thought to ask why he makes that growling voice.

I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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The Lone Ranger. If you like westerns and you liked the Pirates of the Carribbean movies, you'll probably like this. Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer have way better chemistry than Depp and Bloom had. It was all around entertaining and over the topwith some sillyness thrown in, usually through Depp, but Hammer definitely has his moments.

What about if you love the original Lone Ranger?

I don't know, never saw/listened to any of the original stuff. A wiki search shows they kept his origin intact, aside from some fudging of Tonto, but they made him a lawyer who is deputized a ranger in the film, so it would make more sense why he isa pacifist and speaks so eloquently. They added a little bit of supernatural elements, but thwy're low key enough that you can questiin whether or not its actually supernatural or not.

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I thought this little tidbit about Ender's Game was interesting.

 

I wasn't planning on seeing the movie anyway, since the greatest part for me is the illusion that the kids are simply in training.  Based on the trailer, that seemed like it was not happening.  It's kind of an odd protest, it's a very violent book that doesn't touch on his religious views, so I'm not really seeing the point.  Some of his books go full on Book of Mormon, so that would seem a better target.  

 

I love Tom Cruise movies and he's in a certified wackjob cult, so I'll take a pass on this particular protest.

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The Lone Ranger. If you like westerns and you liked the Pirates of the Carribbean movies, you'll probably like this. Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer have way better chemistry than Depp and Bloom had. It was all around entertaining and over the topwith some sillyness thrown in, usually through Depp, but Hammer definitely has his moments.

 

What about if you love the original Lone Ranger?

 

 

You have to put aside the memories of Clayton Moore (and, for that matter, Klinton Spilsbury, but you probably did that already).

 

Personally accepting that its a new take on the character I thought it mostly enjoyable and yet with some elements that just fall flat (not terribly surprising considering the script - like Spilsbury's LEGEND - had been revised numerous times). 

 

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GOOD: I liked the locations and it felt kind of like a US "spaghetti" western version of the Lone Ranger.  Butch Cavandish is made even more evil than he had been.  Armie Hammer plays a pretty solid hero who is treated fairly straightforward.  The end works pretty well from about the point you find out who Butch is working with, devolving into a pretty fun chase.

 

BAD: Tonto claims Cavandish is a "Wendigo" despite that being an Algonquin belief and he's Comanche.  Why he thought specifically "wendigo" was never explained.  The idea that Cavandish being an evil spirit is left as a "maybe it was, maybe it wasn't" thing despite us seeing the supposed "nature's gone crazy" scenes - scenes which ultimately don't help us propel the story forward.

 

Hit or Miss - some of the funny moments seemed natural, some seemed forced (for example, there's no point in the horse poop gag; it didn't feel natural nor did it help the film at all.  Similarly the drunken horse gag straight out of "Cat Ballou").  More focus would have been appreciated.

 

 

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Someone pointed out that the "natures gone wild" stuff could juat be Tonto being crazy, as the whole story is being told by him.

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Someone pointed out that the "natures gone wild" stuff could juat be Tonto being crazy, as the whole story is being told by him.

Could be, but then again I didn't like the narration aspect as a whole and in general if they were trying for an unreliable narrator they failed, IMO.

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I just watched Lincoln and I thought it was very entertaining and historically revealing. I didn't realize all the political strategizing and effort that went into passing the Thirteenth Amendment. I always thought that since the Civil War was practically over this would have been easy but this  movie highlights the challengers that Lincoln faced. I recommend to anyone who hasn't seen it and is interested in American history :)

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Big Trouble in Little China.

Try watching it as if Jack Burton is actually the comic sidekick, not the main protagonist... :shifty:

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Big Trouble in Little China.

 

Try watching it as if Jack Burton is actually the comic sidekick, not the main protagonist... :shifty:

 

 

He is the sidekick.

 

"You are not put on this earth to "get it" Mr. Burton..."

 

 

 

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Big Trouble in Little China.

 

Try watching it as if Jack Burton is actually the comic sidekick, not the main protagonist... :shifty:

Is a cool film either way.

I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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Big Trouble in Little China.

 

Try watching it as if Jack Burton is actually the comic sidekick, not the main protagonist... :shifty:

Is a cool film either way.

 

 

Indeed. They had the guy who wrote Buckaroo Banzaii rewrite the script, and he used elements that he had planned for the Banzaii sequel in it.

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Hubs wanted to watch the recent film version of 21 Jump St. I snorted but sat down anyway and expected little....but it was actually fairly funny, in that satirical/juvenile way, at least in spots. Towards the latter third my laughter died down a lot, but for a free viewing, it was ok. Never got into the TV show - tho I remember it was popular, it made Depp a teen idol, and it wasn't a comedy - but the film was plenty watchable without knowing anything about that.

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Owning Mahowny

 

It's a movie about a banker who has a gambling problem, which he fails to admit even to himself. he uses his position with his bank to "borrow" large sums of money. and you can guess what that leads to.

 

the movie is based on a true story (google Brian Molony), and it has Philip Seymour Hoffman starring as the title character. I love this actor, and while he basically just plays another 'typical PSH character' I just couldn't stop watching until the ending credits rolled. maybe the movie's theme had something to do with that as well (I used to work in the gaming industry) in how it portrays casino managers and owners (it's so accurate you wouldn't believe, Scorsese's Casino has nothing on this movie).

 

I love this type of movies the most, because I believe fiction can never be as interesting as real life is, these real life stories committed to film always make me giddy 

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Owning Mahowny

 

It's a movie about a banker who has a gambling problem, which he fails to admit even to himself. he uses his position with his bank to "borrow" large sums of money. and you can guess what that leads to.

 

the movie is based on a true story (google Brian Molony), and it has Philip Seymour Hoffman starring as the title character. I love this actor, and while he basically just plays another 'typical PSH character' I just couldn't stop watching until the ending credits rolled. maybe the movie's theme had something to do with that as well (I used to work in the gaming industry) in how it portrays casino managers and owners (it's so accurate you wouldn't believe, Scorsese's Casino has nothing on this movie).

 

I love this type of movies the most, because I believe fiction can never be as interesting as real life is, these real life stories committed to film always make me giddy 

 

Good pitch. Is this on release or ...DVD or whatever.

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I watched it online, but it's a 2003 movie, so it's bound to be available on DVD. 

 

actually, just looked it up on Rotten Tomatoes, and it is available on DVD

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I was struggling to understand ths until I noticed you are from Finland. And having been educated solely by mkreku in this respect I am convinced that Finland essentially IS the wh40k universe.

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The Lone Ranger.

 

It's.. not as bad as a lot of reviews are saying, but it's not that great either. It seems to be trying to tell two different stories and bouncing wildly between them. One moment its all nasty white man and native american's being butchered and that gritty western style, then its bouncing fun action sequence and wild west superhero.. It's also a wee bit long, then a wee bit silly, a tad violent, a bit grim,  a wee bit long, then some more silly. Then it has some odd mystical overtones that shut down and you're left wondering if its meant to actually be mysticness or just Tonto's bat**** crazy.

 

Yes, Depp's Tonto is totally cracked and bizarre, but there's a solid plot reason for it, and all the other Commanche in the film are actually quite good and they all think Tonto is utterly cracked and bat**** crazy.

 

It feels like it takes about a third of the film before we actually get the Lone Ranger, so that feels a touch drawn out and probably relates to why it ends up a long ass film. But it also has some rather nice action sequences, and when in the last twenty minutes the old music starts up and the WIlliam tell overture starts playing..  that's certainly a rollicking piece of horse stunts and train action, sixgun shooting and that mix of action-comedy merging together.

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The Lone Ranger.

I liked (but didn't love) the old series that I saw as reruns as a wee lass.

 

I saw the ads for this movie and "Depp" and "Bonham Carter" = "nope." Not because I don't respect their potential abilities, but because I'm so so tired of their schtick. But it did look like the action scenes might be entertaining.

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Bonham Carter has limited screen time. It's like 10 minutes in a movie thats in excess of 2 hours...

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I watched Now You See Me this afternoon. A decent flick, although it tries to be a touch too clever for its own good.

 

I can't even see Mark Ruffalo without expecting him to Hulk out now.

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Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream

...I can't speak for it's veracity, but it did make me feel momentarily guilty about buying Brawny paper towels, since it's owned by Koch Industries, and the doc. doesn't seem to like Koch very much. :disguise:

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Bonham Carter has limited screen time. It's like 10 minutes in a movie thats in excess of 2 hours...

How big her role is wasn't really my point... ;)

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Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream

 

...I can't speak for it's veracity, but it did make me feel momentarily guilty about buying Brawny paper towels, since it's owned by Koch Industries, and the doc. doesn't seem to like Koch very much. :disguise:

oooh, it's up on YouTube, nice

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Let's Play Neverwinter Nights and Hordes of the Underdark

Let's Play Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

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Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream

 

...I can't speak for it's veracity, but it did make me feel momentarily guilty about buying Brawny paper towels, since it's owned by Koch Industries, and the doc. doesn't seem to like Koch very much. :disguise:

oooh, it's up on YouTube, nice

 

I found it interesting to note that the version I found on YouTube was about 10 minutes shorter than the one I watched on Netflix. So I had to watch both in sync to see what was missing. :lol:

 

There's a short segment about Ralph Nader's possible influence on the business lobbyists, a segment that mentioned Schoolhouse Rock's "How a Bill is Made" bit that led into how it's "really done" today, some news interview bits with Schumer, some history about Koch's father making it in Russia/how he might have influenced his son's way of thinking ... and various other little things. None of them really alter the gist of the documentary, but I wonder why they were edited out....(either by the YT uploader or whoever the uploader recorded it from).

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