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Re: 'Rediculous' Customer & Critic Reviews

#3676 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:49 am

Grand Wazoo wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:10 am
The Out of Towners (1970)
Vegan alert:
Jack Lemmon orders chicken and cheese.
One of my favorites....The Other Woman (2018)
Vegan alert:
-I doubt the chocolate is vegan.
I’d like to see one of these for, like, Cannibal Holocaust.

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#3677 Post by Grand Wazoo » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:11 pm

DarkImbecile wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:49 am

I’d like to see one of these for, like, Cannibal Holocaust.
She has no review but did give it a half-star rating.

Ok last one: The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Vegan alert:
-In the beginning, a teenage boy is wearing a leather watch.
-Also, there is fresh fish being cut and prepared. Someone notes that "fish cheeks" taste good.
-There is also blood and a lot of violence toward humans.

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#3678 Post by Feego » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:25 pm

Wow, I just looked up the reviewer you guys have been quoting, and some of these are gold!

Mad Monster Party
Vegan alerts:
-Chopped liver and pickled salmon references
-A dish that is marinated in mice
-Octopus soup (the animal is shown coming out of the pot)
-There's a pig's head on a plate
-Hyena casserole
-Reference to a cheese sandwich
Belle de Jour
Vegan alert:
There is a song. In French, it refers to "ham" and "sausage". The English subtitles refer to "ham" and "eggs" (the translation differed in order to make the song rhyme).
Savage Streets
Vegan alerts:
-Linda Blair's character, Brenda, says she's going to slaughter a bad guy just like pigs are slaughtered. She takes into consideration how they feel.
-I just read on IMDB that Linda Blair is indeed vegan, so brownie points for that.
The Cat Returns
Vegan alerts:
-A girl tries to feed a cat fish
-A girl says “stupid cats”
-A mouse offers raw fish to eat

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Re: 'Rediculous' Customer & Critic Reviews

#3679 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:49 pm

Feego wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:25 pm
-A girl says “stupid cats”
Clearly I’ve been misunderstanding what Veganism entails for many years

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'Rediculous' Customer & Critic Reviews

#3680 Post by Brian C » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:56 pm

DarkImbecile wrote:Clearly I’ve been misunderstanding what Veganism entails for many years
Vegan alert:
-Used a word with “tails” in it

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#3681 Post by criterionsnob » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:17 pm

Vegan alert:
-Daniel Day Lewis goes to a restaurant and orders a heart attack for breakfast: Welsh rarebit (a dish loaded with melted cheese) with poached egg (not too runny) with bacon AND sausage and cream with a whole lot of other things vegan and otherwise.
-There is lots of butter in this movie among other non-vegan foods.

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#3682 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:24 pm

Are you a PETA agent sent here to ruin my evening and possibly my entire life?

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#3683 Post by lzx » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:25 am

She's getting better at this, the following serves as vegan alert, plot hole critique, AND educational gardening advice!
-Father & daughter also eat a ton of eggs. BTW, where do they get these eggs? Did they steal them?
-They use the egg shells to outline their compost area. Eggs/meats are not recommended for creating a compost as it will attract animals.

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#3684 Post by kidc » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:16 am

This is a gag right?

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#3685 Post by Boosmahn » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:28 pm

Brian C wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:56 pm
Vegan alert:
-Used a word with “tails” in it
Vegan alert: your profile picture is of a carnivorous reptile.

I wonder how she would rate Blood of the Beasts?

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#3686 Post by Cash Flagg » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:40 pm

Not a 'rediculous review' per se, but I did laugh at the synopsis (I have no doubt it is accurate, it's just that I wasn't previously familiar with the film at all and had only added it to my queue as a Gene Hackman movie I hadn't seen prior) from Netflix for Loose Cannons:
A Washington D.C. cop (Gene Hackman) teams up with a man afflicted with a multiple personality disorder (Dan Aykroyd) who speaks in the voices of Tweety Bird, Captain Kirk, Pee-Wee Herman, Ricky Ricardo and the Wicked Witch of the West. Together, they trail a gang of neo-Nazis in an attempt to capture a porno film featuring Adolph Hitler in bed with a man who's about to be elected chancellor of West Germany.

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#3687 Post by DarkImbecile » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:05 pm

Cash Flagg wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:40 pm
Not a 'rediculous review' per se, but I did laugh at the synopsis (I have no doubt it is accurate, it's just that I wasn't previously familiar with the film at all and had only added it to my queue as a Gene Hackman movie I hadn't seen prior) from Netflix for Loose Cannons:
A Washington D.C. cop (Gene Hackman) teams up with a man afflicted with a multiple personality disorder (Dan Aykroyd) who speaks in the voices of Tweety Bird, Captain Kirk, Pee-Wee Herman, Ricky Ricardo and the Wicked Witch of the West. Together, they trail a gang of neo-Nazis in an attempt to capture a porno film featuring Adolph Hitler in bed with a man who's about to be elected chancellor of West Germany.
I remember this movie only because this was the first film I ever saw featuring female nudity; I would have been eight or so when this hit home video, and I distinctly remember thinking during a topless (at least) scene in a club - not for the last time - that my local video store's willingness to rent any movie to someone with their parent's membership card was going to work out well for me.

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#3688 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:28 pm

There's an amusing footnote to this otherwise forgettable movie:
wikipedia wrote:In May 2013, Calgary Police investigated after footage from the film was found in a landfill by a worker, who mistook it for evidence of an actual murder. It was later noticed that Aykroyd was in the frame, and the police contacted his agent who, after some searching, stated that it was a section from this movie. TMZ reported that after the incident Aykroyd said, "The movie should have been left in the landfill where it belongs."

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#3689 Post by domino harvey » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:21 pm

Richard Brody on Twitter:
(stage whisper: the Astaire-Rogers films are insipid in their comedy, their romance, and the filming of the dance; I'd rather watch Busby Berkeley anytime).
The Astaire/Rogers movies are textbook examples of how to film dance sequences so that audiences can follow and see the entire body in movement. This is one of the stupidest things a reputable critic has ever said, and based on it I'm guessing Brody knows nothing about musicals or dance

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#3690 Post by knives » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:35 pm

On the Almodovar film
I thought Julieta needed to get a hobby and quit grieving over her daughter that abandoned her. Not sure what her problem was and didn’t care.

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#3691 Post by tojoed » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:41 am

Here's James Jackson, TV critic in today's Times on "Secrets Of Cinema" - Film critics are not like you and me. They have keener insights and are blessed with ineffably better taste than is known to the common multiplex-goer. We know this because, traditionally, in greatest film lists they effuse over Antonioni's L'Aventura or austere silent films such as The Passion of Joan of Arc, or 1950s Japanese films that only avid cineastes have seen (and are probably lying). Those who browsed Halliwell's guides will have watched The Magnificent Ambersons, admired its mise-en-scene and probably been a bit bored."


So there you have it, we're all pseuds and liars.

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#3692 Post by Mungo » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:42 am

Sounds like your average Shmight & Shmound voter

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#3693 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:51 pm

I remember reading an interesting argument against TV critics a few years back, since unlike movie critics, there's no expectation of familiarity with past forms of the medium, so they by nature are not beholden to any kind of foundational groundwork for their opinions and takes. Considering the massive leap dramatic TV has taken in the last 10-15 years, I get that a new kind of approach may be needed, but how about not employing someone who thinks those who like art house movies are in some way faking it to make those who don't get it feel bad

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#3694 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:58 pm

Intended as an aside since I'm going too far off topic:

After watching the second season of The Handmaid's Tale recently, I'm becoming increasingly convinced that TV hasn't necessarily taken a massive dramatic leap and that it's a bit of a placebo effect since it's being watched in one's own home in a bit more of a DIY, watch as much or as little as you want on your own terms way. There is a lot of it, budgets are higher, therefore it's good.

Also says a lot that most of the best stuff on TV over this period has been made by feature filmmakers (Soderbergh, Lynch) and not TV showrunners.

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#3695 Post by MichaelB » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:59 am

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:51 pm
I remember reading an interesting argument against TV critics a few years back, since unlike movie critics, there's no expectation of familiarity with past forms of the medium, so they by nature are not beholden to any kind of foundational groundwork for their opinions and takes. Considering the massive leap dramatic TV has taken in the last 10-15 years, I get that a new kind of approach may be needed, but how about not employing someone who thinks those who like art house movies are in some way faking it to make those who don't get it feel bad
TV critics have a really weird job anyway, as they're required to assess the merits of something that they may not have watched in full or anywhere close. A famous example of British TV critics getting it wrong was when they greeted the much-loved The Fast Show with a resounding thumbs down - and many recanted later because they didn't realise (and, to be fair, how could they have known?) that The Fast Show's comic brilliance massively relied on context and repetition. For instance, if you're watching your first ever episode, when Swiss Toni compares something to "making love to a beautiful woman" it's just a bit eccentric - but once you've seen several, you'll know that much of the comedy mileage comes from the certainty that he'll draw such a comparison at some point but you never know precisely when this is.

And of course it's even worse with drama, where you're doing the equivalent of reviewing a film's first reel. Another problem in the past was that even reviews of complete dramas were published after their broadcast, so were only useful to people who'd already watched it - although clearly that's no longer an issue in the VCR/PVR/TiVo era.

Possibly as a result of it being a pretty thankless profession, British TV critics are mostly pretty dreadful, with occasional dazzling exceptions like Clive James and Nancy Banks-Smith (not coincidentally, both are brilliant prose stylists). The fact that Banks-Smith's successor is the drearily navel-gazing Sam Wollaston shows how far we've fallen - I forget who described Wollaston's work as "like reading a yawn", but it's a damn sight funnier and more astute than anything Wollaston himself has ever written.

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#3696 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:05 am

Really tired of the foreign stuff in my netflix feed, there seems to be a lot of it. I've lived overseas in EU for two years and I had about as much as that culture as I care for.

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#3697 Post by tenia » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:37 am

"Foreign stuff", always the same foreign-y culture.

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#3698 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:40 am

"Shit, I knew we should have asked that guy before we launched our streaming service." - Netflix execs

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#3699 Post by Altair » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:27 pm

America is not sending us its best people.

Sorry, too easy I know.

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#3700 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:27 am

Is it me or did Ingmar Bergman and Ingrid Bergman work on Autumn Sonata just because their names are similar? Did that get tossed around as a joke? Just curious

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