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All of Hollywood jumped the shark many years ago. I can't remember the last time I saw a good *original* movie - not a remake, or based on a comic book, or based on a novel, or based on another movie, etc, etc. Other than slapstick comedies like the Pineapple Express or the original Hangover (and even there they are now milking it for all it's worth) - there's not been a good original thought in Hollywood for YEARS...
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The pineapple and cat fetishism on this thread is unparalleled. I think the title should be changed to reflect this.

 

Or at least to warn everybody to stay away....

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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

All of Hollywood jumped the shark many years ago. I can't remember the last time I saw a good *original* movie - not a remake, or based on a comic book, or based on a novel, or based on another movie, etc, etc. Other than slapstick comedies like the Pineapple Express or the original Hangover (and even there they are now milking it for all it's worth) - there's not been a good original thought in Hollywood for YEARS...

 

Agreed. I put Hollywood last in my film rotation long ago. If I'm fortunate enough to see three films a month, I'll usually do Laemmle and Nuart theaters first, then visit mainstream theaters/films to round out the month.

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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

All of Hollywood jumped the shark many years ago. I can't remember the last time I saw a good *original* movie - not a remake, or based on a comic book, or based on a novel, or based on another movie, etc, etc. Other than slapstick comedies like the Pineapple Express or the original Hangover (and even there they are now milking it for all it's worth) - there's not been a good original thought in Hollywood for YEARS...

If you haven't seen it, watch "Cashback", it's a small indie film that's extremely well made and "fresh". smily_headphones1.gif Great movie.
Edited by Magick Man - 8/23/13 at 2:08pm
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

If you haven't seen it, watch "Cashback", it's a small indie film that's extremely well made and "fresh". smily_headphones1.gif Great movie.

 

I've seen that!  Did you watch closely during the "stop" scenes to see who moved?  I'll be some of those poses were tiring to hold.

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Since it's been at least a day since somebody posted a totally random, completely topic-changing, here's something to rectify that.

 

I just received a recording I ordered of the complete Vivaldi L'Estro Armonico, op.3. It's a set of 12 concertos for various numbers of violins and string ensemble. I started listening at the beginning and got out the liner notes to read what they'd written about the collection. When I put the little booklet back in the jewel case I noticed the copyright date: 1963*.

 

I did a double take. This is one of the most nicely produced recordings I've heard in a while. Clear, detailed, well-separated, good presence, minimal tape hiss, and not a trace of the harshness and midrange wonkiness I sometimes hear in recordings from that period. I'm astounded that they could make something that sounded this good in the 60s.

 

Choose any of the demos from the album page on the Decca catalogue site and tell me what you think. I recommend op. 3/11, which is one of my all-time favorites.

 

*The collection was re-released on CD in 1995


Edited by Argyris - 8/23/13 at 5:21pm
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Apologies. Crashed at 4am, woke up at 3pm, crashed again at 5pm, and now I'm back up. Took the last 2 days off and hadn't slept for a single minute yesterday or the day before. I'm just going to curl up tomorrow and watch dramas or something.

 

...which means I'll be a bit late on the Compilation. I'll try and get it in by tonight. But right now I need to go catch up on news and eat.

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It's tonight already where I live. In fact, it's already tomorrow.

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Superhero September... I'm all set! Only thing undecided is the debut.

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Actually, I have no idea who did it.  Wasn't me though...  confused.gif

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Yeah, whoever it was winged off without a trace....

I just realized that there are two birds on this forum. The Currawong and the Sparrow.

 

Good thing we have these cats to keep them in check.

 

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THAT'S GOING ON THE NEXT COMPILATION.
*clap clap*
TwinQY make it happen.

You guys should REALLY watch what you're saying for the rest of today.

I can make things happen. Scary things.

 

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"Something about the rear end of a cat"

 

This may/may not be worse than "Pineapple Fetish To The Max"

It's 60% better, with a 40% chance of changing in the next 20 days.

 

Where did I pull out those numbers? Well right from the cat's...

 

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TwinQy, your new cat carrier is ready....

 

I don't like that I'd have to crank it. Can't it be automatic?

 

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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post
 there's not been a good original thought in Hollywood for YEARS...

Which one?

 

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It's tonight already where I live. In fact, it's already tomorrow.

Well Giovanni can just use the time glitch on his watch.

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Which one?

Are there a lot of bad movies that come out of Hollywood, Alabama & Hollywood, Mississippi? tongue.gif

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It'd be great if somebody rearranged the letters so they said "DO HO LOWLY."

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If you bend one of the L's you get wool hoody. 

The consumerism fits.

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I'm trying to think. Not sure if students from Cal Tech, USC or UCLA haven't done it already...

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I've got a few more nicknames for TwinQY, since he didn't like Twinkster:

 

Twinkletoes

Tiwnklestar

Twinkmeister

El Twinko (La Twinka if I'm looking for a particular comedic effect)

Twinkaroo

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