Svengali

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  1. Rate The Last Movie You Saw - 2

    ^ I need some help convincing Monty that it's just above Battlefield Earth and just below Bio-Dome. I, uh ... I hope you hate it?
  2. Rate The Last Movie You Saw - 2

    At the very least, did her delivery of all those tacky, cheesy lines of dialogue not bother you at all? I mean how about her little speech comparing priests to Bloods and Crips in LA, spoken like an embarrassing little edgy angry-atheist neckbeard-wearing-a-fedora going on an forum rant? That was so awful to witness coming from of a grown woman. Or those lines between Woody Harleson and his wife in the bedroom, straight out of a porno, man they were so incredibly cheesy ... I think the writer/director has devolved into a manchild and somehow, luckily for us, managed to make In Bruges before his transformation took place. (were you multi-tasking? Carrying Baby Monty while this movie was on? And the volume was on mute? And it was badly streaming on a tiny old device? With a cracked screen? While you were running from one of those packs of wild dogs that roam the frozen streets of Winnipeg? It's the only logical explanation for you liking it.)
  3. Rate The Last Movie You Saw - 2

    The Shape of Water. 8/10 ... really liked this one. Sally Hawkins was great, if it were up to me I'd give her an Oscar for sure. Richard Jenkins was also great. Fantastic visually, fun music as well. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. 1/10 ... worst film I've seen in ages:
  4. Rate Last TV Show You Saw

    Man it took a month and a half for me to get through season two because I just didn't care enough about the crew. I think even Morn on DS9 has more depth of character than anyone on Voyager so far ... the two shows are polar opposites when it comes to character development, that's for sure. Still slowly watching though, currently in season 3 waiting for it to improve. In the meantime I've developed a fascination with the total uselessness of Commander Chipotle and a completely unwanted attraction to Botswana the roadrage turtlehead ... (also, having watched BR 2049 last night it's going to be hard to "downgrade the graphics" and watch VOY for a few days, ha)
  5. What Are You Currently Reading?

    I've just come back from a week long adventure in neighbouring Tanzania (in my imagination) after reading In The Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall. If you're still feeling all African adventurous after the Rwanda book and want some actual monkey business to boot, it's a great one to check out. It's about her first ten years in the wild, her early research and discoveries such as the chimps tool-using and tool-making, chimp social behavior/hierarchy etc, very interesting stuff. She has a nice easy going style and sense of humour. Great person, great book. (I always liked her in the interviews she had with George Snuffulupagus, had to finally read this one, will be reading more of her work in the future) Today I've started reading Hunger by Knut Hamsun. The protagonist could really use one of Goodall's banana bunker boxes.
  6. Rate Last TV Show You Saw

    Monty, did you see this? I know you (and some others here) love the first three films as much as I do: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2316587 "Amazon today announced it has acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. ... Set in Middle Earth, the television adaptation will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. The deal includes a potential additional spin-off series." So many questions ... Will it take place between the Hobbit and FOTR, or will it go back to The Silmarillion (the Tolkien Estate and Christopher T are involved in the deal so it's entirely possible) ? Will it be filmed at our fav locations in NZ? Will they have all the costumes and weapons from WETA again? Will it have Howard Shore doing the score or some generic soundtrack? Will the Tolkien Estate change everything that they disliked about the movies and this will end up looking very very different? (that could of course turn out to be a good thing, a change, if it works) ... There's no further information at this point. It's all a bit worrisome ... I so want this to be good.
  7. This is the contract *proposal* by Keenan's sith apprentice, so the cross-outs and additions made in different coloured pen were most likely made by the team (jedi council) negotiating on the other side of the table (holoprojector?).
  8. confessions

    I think the Off-Topic General forum should be renamed to Fifteen Bored Dads Hike Their Pants Up To Their Nipples And Yell At Foreigners.
  9. Rate Last TV Show You Saw

    I survived the first season of Star Trek Voyager and have officially named the crew in my head Captain Cinnabun Commander Chipotle Constipated Tupac Smarmy the pilot Botswana the roadrage turtlehead The Very Hairy Kim Doctor Rogaine Kes of Rivendell Netflix the bloody awful leprechaun, cousin to Jarjar Binx, and sole reason why I may quit the series
  10. You have $15 to spend, build your lineup

    (2) Tkachuk (2) Sakic (4) Hull (4) Pronger (2) Niedermayer (1) Cujo
  11. former: Linden, Rod the bod Brind'amour, Stevie Y, Mattias Forearms Ohlund, Scott "You're next" Stevens, pre-bullcrap Bertuzzi current: Horvat, Karlsson's flow