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August 07, 2015

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mojo

Bill Murray/FF: Ep. 10 Super Skrull

"fifth quadrant"? Excuse me?

Hal

"fifth quadrant"? Excuse me?

Apparently.

Must be one of those dark matter things . . .

Quint&Jessel, Sea of Azof, Bly, UK

The FF on the radio? The HELL? The past is weird.

Simen Thoresen

It seems this important Indian infomercial was missed;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pj4L7C2twI

The tune is catchy as well.

Hugs,
-S

sk60

And finally, The Fantastic Four Radio Show (1975).

Two episodes in and it's already better than the new film.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fantastic_four_2015/

'The cinematic equivalent of malware… coma-inducing dullness…'

David

‘The cinematic equivalent of malware… coma-inducing dullness…’

Oh dear. Three strikes and out. But it was a film that from the early rumours sounded awfully misconceived. When I think of the Fantastic Four comics, I picture the original Lee/Kirby run, which was great fun, quite camp and almost psychedelically imaginative. Villains stealing skyscrapers and lifting them into space, giant teleporting dogs, that kind of thing.

sackcloth and ashes

'Soylent 2.0 is made of soy, not people'.

It's still a massive marketing fail.

sH2

How far did Frodo and Sam actually walk?

http://imgur.com/gallery/aXw6q

Joan

Toothbrush machine is a partial success.

Could it be modified to apply make-up?

BackwardsBoy

Shouldn't that read "blindfolded water boxing whilst somewhat inebriated?"

Accuracy matters.

R. Sherman

I cannot stop watching this.

Hal

I cannot stop watching this.

In Putin's Russia, monument opens fire at you.

dicentra

'The cinematic equivalent of malware… coma-inducing dullness…'

The proper term for that would be hellware. Malware is destructive; hellware makes you wish you were dead.

Crap. The company is taking us to that movie next Wednesday, providing popcorn and sodas, no less.

I bet the theater is already reserved. I'll bring either a pillow or an escape plan.

dicentra

It looks like the studio demanded a crappy death ray macguffin and Josh Trank slapped it in there in the most spiteful way possible, the world's first vindictive macguffin.

On that point alone I want to see it. I've never seen a vindictive macguffin. It sounds like something worth knowing for the future.

David

Crap. The company is taking us to that movie next Wednesday,

Judging by the reviews, the film is joyless, tedious, “painful to watch” and “Catwoman-level awful.” I suggest feigning death. Abduction at least.

David

And no giant teleporting dogs.

David

Speaking of comics…

I fear there’s a joke in there somewhere.

Hal

Tiny Robot Runs Across Water Like a Jesus Lizard and Jumps to Incredible Heights

mojo

"I suggest feigning death. Abduction at least."

I always liked "Mom had a stroke again."

(The old girl's healthy as an ox.)

dicentra

I suggest feigning death.

But I'll return with reports of what a vindictive MacGuffin is!

Jeff Wood


The perils of stand-up on PC campuses in the States:

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/09/thats-not-funny/399335/?utm_source=SFTwitter


"Three comics sat around a café table in the chilly atrium of the Minneapolis Convention Center, talking about how to create the cleanest possible set. “Don’t do what’s in your gut,” Zoltan Kaszas said. “Better safe than sorry,” Chinedu Unaka offered. Feraz Ozel mused about the first time he’d ever done stand-up: three minutes on giving his girlfriend herpes and banging his grandma. That was out."

Aus_Autarch

David,

I do believe this is someone who would fit into the rogues' gallery - or should that be in the stocks?

http://www.people.com/article/kiran-ghandi-runs-marathon-without-tampon-bleeds-freely

Gregoryno6

I fear there's a joke in there, somewhere.

Did someone say 'Superdickery'?

David

I do believe this is someone who would fit into the rogues’ gallery

So she’s “transcending oppression” and letting people know that women menstruate, which is, I think you’ll agree, a shocking revelation.

TomJ

On 'pool, have you seen the trailer for the trailer with the immortal line "From the studio that inexplicably sewed his fucking mouth shut the first time"?

David

have you seen the trailer for the trailer with the immortal line “From the studio that inexplicably sewed his fucking mouth shut the first time”?

Quite. And there’s a film I won’t ever need to see again.

Hal

Crap. The company is taking us to that movie next Wednesday,

Judging by the reviews, the film is joyless, tedious, “painful to watch” and “Catwoman-level awful.” I suggest feigning death. Abduction at least.

Apparently the results are a descending Doppler whistle.

Col. Milquetoast

Yeah, the FF movie was underwhelming. Very meh. Worse than Man of Steel. David is correct if that it would have been better if they kept the spirit of the comic however surreal. Spoilers follow :

Fantastically, no one at all seemed to mention that 4 people went into the transporter and only 3 came back.

Generic. It felt like any other characters could have been dropped into it.

Obliteration from the heavens seems to be the thing now (eg Avengers, Avengers 2, Thor 2)

They tried to add some characterization but it seemed tacked on and inconsistent.

The music had emotional cues that the rest of the movie didn't follow through on.

Zero follow up on what one assumes might be a superpowered chimp.

I forgot to keep a exploding head deathcount but there were quite a few and no one cared about a single one of them. Like Man of Steel, there was mass destruction but don't worry none of the main characters were harmed so apparently no one cared.

The Thing runs around completely naked and has no thing.

David

Very meh. Worse than Man of Steel.

Dearie me.

The Thing runs around completely naked and has no thing.

I suppose that explains the grumpiness.

it would have been better if they kept the spirit of the comic however surreal.

As many have said, the nearest thing to a good Fantastic Four film is The Incredibles. I can only imagine an FF film working if it’s set in the early Sixties when the comic first appeared and keeps the early stories’ outlandishness and sense of fun. Planet-devouring villains, flying bathtubs and a woman with enormous prehensile hair.

Hal

. . . flying bathtubs . . . .

?!??!?!

Oh. My. Indeed.

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