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Which raises the point: all these whingers who don’t want to pronounce “gif” “jif” are FINE pronouncing it “blinjee” as we ALL do, so what is the problem again?
I thought this was a good-enough movie that I was in the right mood for. Not going to be talking about it in two weeks, but that’s OK.
With that said, I don’t know why they pay the writers so much when they are so bad. I’m not a Whovian, as I believe fans are called, but the Khan thing doesn’t make any damn sense except as a Big Reveal.
There was some really shaky plotting the whole way through: Mickey seems to have killed himself right? In return for Khan saving his kid’s life. But then Starfleet seems to have interrogated him to find out who gave him the ring/bomb, so uh? But then John Harrison, having devised this very elaborate bomb attack, up and flies his own attack craft when taking out the Starfleet meeting? K. Anyway, I could get caught up in moments like Khan and Kirk jumping between spaceships but all in all gimme a break.
Also ye gods Simon Pegg’s Scottish accent is, I dunno what the word is but it’s ridiculously bad, so bad it must be deliberate.
No way, man. It’s a totally necessary shot, because her character ends up being Capt Kirk’s wife, and how could that even happen if he didn’t sneak a peek at her in her knickers? Think about it!
After ‘I Fucked My Aunt’ I was kind of worried Lonely Island had fallen off. Evidently I was wrong.
It sounds terrible and probably will be; this has been a terrible season. I can’t even remember when it last wasn’t terrible. 2009–10 at the latest. Anyway, I downloaded it rather than watched it on TV, so it’s not my fault they renewed it, but it IS my fault that I watched it.
(Do hope it DOES end up being Jack and Kate after all, though.)
“Also does anyone still watch How I Met Your Mother? This week…ugh!”
Yup. Almost the worst episode ever? Barney and Robin doesn’t work, it’s painful to watch, and yet the writers keep leaning into it with episodes about how it doesn’t work. And how obviously Ted and Robin does work much better. Can’t wait for a full season of the Mother worrying if Ted is too close to his ex, etc., that’ll be so fun.
Jane Got a Gun, more like Jane “DOESN’T GOT” a lead actor haha am I right? *blows smoke from barrels of imaginary pistols*
I dunno if the Sun is that racist now, but even then Benny C, star of ‘Parade’s End’, is a not-obvious choice for stereotypical Sun readers, kind of, isn’t he? It just goes to show.
Fassbender was raised in Ireland, but one of his parents was from Northern Ireland sooo ahh idk.
Glad no-one has mentioned bacon yet.
Just hope it doesn’t interfere with Jason Bateman’s always excellent film career.
“P.S. Where did Megan think he was in the middle of the night on NYE??”
Yeah I call BS. Also I came right from her bed to his, all I am asking is, does Megan’s very pretty nose not even work?
Oof, murdering your husband, that’s tough till July.
“how every season is set up in a way that it could be the final season”
Ah — meant to say this on that thread about David Simon saying that ‘The Wire’ is a complete thing so don’t even think about commenting on it while it’s happening (OR if you only just caught up with it on DVD I think): meant to say that this is such b.s. Even with ‘The Wire’ and apparently ‘Mad Men’ too. Which is a shame I think. These shows go on too long. Mini-series and movies 4ever.
How I Met Your Mother was terrible! It probably has been for 3–4 years, but it really is now. Might be an idea not to watch it but then I’d DIE not knowing who the mother is.
Best Shirtless Performance: that guy getting waterboarded in Zero Dark Thirty
Best WTF Moment: Jennifer Ehle and all those CIA guys getting blowed up in Zero Dark Thirty
Best Villain: Osama Bin Laden
The original joke was, no, no-one thinks she’s a c-word. Wasn’t it? The joke was that the tweeter was an asshole. The ‘problem’ with these twit-storms (everyone in Damascus will tell you) is that you end up having to defend stuff you don’t really give a shit about, and I would never have seen this joke if it hadn’t outraged all the not-easily-upset denizens of twitter. The joke was kind of weak, like almost everything (on twitter). But this is the first time I’ve seen The Onion apologize for something, and I’m pretty sure they’ve said worse.
Justified is a good show but also a bit of a disappointing show because it was better in season two. And some other stuff, I mean it was never a perfect show, and also what is up with Raylan’s marriage, also it’s kind of odd how little Raylan and Boyd’s plots have to do with each other nowadays.
“Like, I’m sorry, but The Life of Pi will not even be remembered three years from now.”
Not stanning for Life of Pi (promise), thought ZDT was better, but it will be! Not by everyone, but by more than gddmn Argo. Or Silver Linings Playbook (because the very fine actor Bradley Cooper will have surpassed himself by then, of course). I can’t remember any of the other nominees, oh yeah right: Les Mis (nope). I liked the tiger is all.
I love the straight-to-cam stuff! Talking to the camera is where Kevin Spacey eats. I didn’t like it when A MAJOR CHARACTER died and I didn’t know whether I’d be spoilering people who had never heard of this show or Netflix if I told them in the early hours of 3 February.
As with ‘Borgen’ there is a bit of a problem that is maybe inevitable but it can’t really be that there is just 1x lobbyist, 1x journalist, etc. It is sort of funny that it is actually pretty detailed about the various policy initiatives in a ‘West Wing’ way but also doesn’t give a shit about any of them, really?
I wonder how ‘The Newsroom’ will cover it, as a story, but then I wonder that about every damn thing.
Oof, ‘Community’ was pretty bad. Not because Dan Harmon isn’t involved. For all I know there was a whole second storyline, using references to ‘Last Year at Marienbad’ to make fun of ‘Smash’, going on in the background — it was Harmony enough. I only lol’d about two times though, one of them at the ‘much much’ joke that they already did before.
I think less of the Dean guy knowing that he wrote the shitty ‘Descendants’, I must admit.
“I don’t mind you calling it a ‘trailer’ but I REALLY mind you calling this UTTER HARMON-LESS MOCKERY by the name ‘Community’.” – an internet person who hasn’t lost his integrity
I’m worried that people will think this makes Piers Morgan look good. On the other hand, from a British perspective, if people thinks he looks good on CNN, maybe he will stay in the US. Ideally he’d stay in the US *and* we’d never hear of him again. Cf. Ricky Gervais, Simon Cowell. You’re welcome!
“Personally, I would prefer to have the terrorist leaders walk into an actual Hamra bar, order a couple of basil mojitos, and complain about how the wi-fi connection is too slow.”
Well I dunno: literally a week after the Lebanese government complained about Homeland a Lebanese intelligence chief (+ others) was killed in a car bomb not too far from Hamra, as a result (basically) of the country’s nightmarish relationship with Syria. It’s not all chi-chi bars, nor is it all being-destabilized-by-one-of-the-worst-regimes-in-the-region I guess.
The show is kind of dumb — I agree with everything carlhollywood says — but it isn’t meant to be hard-hitting or realistic. More so than ’24′ but that isn’t saying much. It’s about the CIA’s hunt for terrorists so I dunno who it ought to portray as terrorists.
Idk what “Nylon for Men” is but that video of Alison Brie which I watched all of was kind of gross and mildly porny even? Not sure when actresses had to start licking their fingers for photogs, but I’m sure it was reeeeaaaalllly recently and until then there was no sexism, but still you know?
‘Homeland’ is p bad this season but the sketch chose some odd things to concentrate on. Is Damien Lewis’s daughter really like that, so much so that it’s a thing? IDK. (‘Show would be better if she got chased by a cougar’ – an older viewer who can remember ’24′.) Bill Hader was funny (and accurate) though.