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Reply #35 on: January 31, 2015, 06:15:37 PM

Yeah, you clearly liked them before they were big, Jgsugden.  You're cooler than us.  I'm sure their early albums were better, etc...

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Reply #36 on: January 31, 2015, 09:06:33 PM

Other than I guess she was on Gilmore girls, that I never watched btw, I had never heard of Melissa McCarthy til Bridesmaids and Mike and Molly.  Wiig was popular on SNL, but she also really didn't break out as a star in movies til she left.. and once again Bridesmaids.
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Reply #37 on: January 31, 2015, 10:22:31 PM

I like Wiig and McCarthy. It's important to make the distinction between the material and their talents - to me they both seem very talented.

The other two are awful. I stopped watching SNL partly because of them. McKinnon is incredibly one-note - her whole gimmick is her crazy-eyes thing. That's all she's got - she can make her eyes really big and crazy looking. Jones is just terrible, constantly fumbling her lines, and just not funny at all with horrible delivery.

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Even the people who were like "SNL needs to hire a black woman" are like "oops she sucks."

This movie desperately needs Judy Greer. She would work amazing as a Janine-type, or as Rick Moranis, or as an unhinged Egon or Ray. It blows my mind that McKinnon and Jones are in this movie and she isn't.


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Reply #38 on: February 01, 2015, 12:36:28 PM

McKinnon is incredibly talented. I think it's incredibly unfair to reduce her great character performances as "crazy-eyes". She does some great on-point impressions. She's generally regarded as one of the best on the current cast, so it just kind of blows my mind to see that reaction. I had the exact polar reaction to what you had. As soon as I saw her locked in, I was absolutely sold on the cast.

Jones.... has definitely had some issues with the transition. She's had some great moments this season, but hasn't quite clicked, unfortunately. Which is a shame, as she can be absolutely hilarious and bring a great unique perspective to the cast that I think was missing. She also has some great moments on Weekend Update.

Her interview on Maron's WTF was pretty great and heartbreaking at times.

That being said, I would have loved to see Greer in the cast somehow. While I haven't been blown away with any of her improvisation, she is great with a strong script.

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I like Wiig and McCarthy. It's important to make the distinction between the material and their talents - to me they both seem very talented.

This is a great statement, though. Even in poorer material, they can deliver moments that are touching and heartfelt amidst the comedy.

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Reply #39 on: February 01, 2015, 12:47:54 PM

McCarthy both peaked and bottomed out during Gilmore Girls. Let's not pretend otherwise.
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Reply #40 on: February 01, 2015, 12:57:06 PM

McCarthy both peaked and bottomed out during Gilmore Girls. Let's not pretend otherwise.

Pretty sure her bank account solidly refutes that.
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Reply #41 on: February 01, 2015, 02:12:57 PM

I thought McCarthy was hilarious in The Heat with Sandra Bullock. Yes, she's kind of getting into a rut with the physical comedy schtick but I still find her funny.

Still couldn't really give a shit about a Ghostbusters reboot of any kind, but even less of one without the original cast.

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Reply #42 on: February 01, 2015, 03:25:47 PM

McCarthy both peaked and bottomed out during Gilmore Girls. Let's not pretend otherwise.
Pretty sure her bank account solidly refutes that.
Yes, that was totally a financial assessment and not a comment on the fact she's been typecast as the fat chick with the mouth of a Boston sailor.
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Reply #43 on: March 10, 2015, 02:26:03 AM

So, as if one new Ghostbusters movie wasnt enough, word has it Sony has a SECOND movie in the works, with an all male cast, appearently with Channing Tatum assocciated with it as possible producer and Actor.

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"We want to expand the Ghostbusters universe in ways that will include different films, TV shows, merchandise, all things that are part of modern filmed entertainment," Ivan Reitman told Deadline. "Paul Feig's film will be the first version of that, shooting in June to come out in July 2016. Hes got four of the funniest women in the world ... the second film has a wonderful idea that builds on that."
Sounds like they are trying to jump-start a modern take on something like a ghostbusters cinematic universe.


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Reply #44 on: March 10, 2015, 02:53:21 AM

I'd be fine with that because the all female version is gonna be an unmitigated disaster. Throwaway Twitter comments does not a movie make.
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Reply #45 on: March 10, 2015, 07:36:09 AM

Apparently they're working on making all the films part of a larger storyline that will have all the teams coming together as part of a larger global organisation.  I also read on a GB fanfic blog that they're still negotiating a deal to bring Bill Murray and Dan Ackroyd back into the franchise in time for Ghostbusters: Civil War

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Reply #46 on: March 10, 2015, 10:06:23 AM

This will work about as well as the new dracula movie.

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Reply #47 on: March 10, 2015, 11:06:14 AM

Ghostbusters did not need one sequel, much less a second one 20+ years later. It sure as fuck doesn't need a "universe."

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Reply #48 on: March 10, 2015, 03:39:23 PM

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Reply #49 on: March 11, 2015, 12:02:05 AM

Rumor has it that they are also considering a Prequel as well.  headache

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Reply #50 on: March 11, 2015, 12:08:55 AM

Ghostbusters did not need one sequel, much less a second one 20+ years later. It sure as fuck doesn't need a "universe."

I found someone who didn't love The Real Ghostbusters as a kid!
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Reply #51 on: March 11, 2015, 06:19:56 AM

Aren't we quickly approaching a point where there will be nothing left to reboot/re-imagine?  

Can't wait for the Police Academy or the fucking Cannonball Run reboot.
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Reply #52 on: March 11, 2015, 06:27:47 AM

What did you think Fast and Furious was ?

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Reply #53 on: March 11, 2015, 07:34:37 AM

Aren't we quickly approaching a point where there will be nothing left to reboot/re-imagine?  

Can't wait for the Police Academy or the fucking Cannonball Run reboot.

Actuallly, if they managed to keep the cornball comedy aspect of the original, a modern take on Cannonball run might actually be pretty cool.  Of course, given today's film climate, they would most likely turn it into some kind of serious biznz grimdark affair instead of a road race comedy like it should be.

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Reply #54 on: March 11, 2015, 09:28:16 AM

What did you think Fast and Furious was ?


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Reply #55 on: March 11, 2015, 09:39:24 AM

Perhaps, just like the Cannonball Run was a reboot of The Great Race I guess.
 
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Reply #56 on: March 11, 2015, 09:51:19 AM

Did Fast and the Furious have cameos by most current Hollywood actors at the time, though?

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Reply #57 on: March 11, 2015, 09:57:06 AM

That wasn't just Cannonball Run tho.  There were a fair few franchises doing that shit, though I'd agree not to that extent.

I remember it with great fondness.  Mostly because this Infrared was the cats ass.

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Reply #58 on: March 11, 2015, 01:20:59 PM

Shit, now I have to watch Cannonball Run again.

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Reply #59 on: March 11, 2015, 01:51:07 PM

Aren't we quickly approaching a point where there will be nothing left to reboot/re-imagine?  

Can't wait for the Police Academy or the fucking Cannonball Run reboot.


It's the logical endpoint of how several things that are really fucked in American law with regards to creativity interact with big budget risks.

Expect it to get worse after the Marvin Gaye/ Alan Thicke ruling, at least in music.

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Reply #60 on: March 11, 2015, 02:39:31 PM

Ghostbusters did not need one sequel, much less a second one 20+ years later. It sure as fuck doesn't need a "universe."

I found someone who didn't love The Real Ghostbusters as a kid!

I did not. Hell, I like Ghostbusters well enough but didn't think it was such an amazing movie that it needed a sequel.

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Reply #61 on: March 11, 2015, 03:27:50 PM

I always suspected you were an asshole.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #62 on: March 11, 2015, 03:35:54 PM

There was ever enough doubt for you to suspect? I must be getting soft in my old age.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #63 on: March 11, 2015, 03:45:43 PM

The Cannonball Run reboot wasn't Fast & Furious, it was Rat Race.

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Reply #64 on: March 11, 2015, 04:54:21 PM

There was ever enough doubt for you to suspect? I must be getting soft in my old age.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?
No, he was obviously being oblivious.  You've been pretty darn clear.

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Reply #65 on: March 11, 2015, 06:48:06 PM

The Cannonball Run reboot wasn't Fast & Furious, it was Rat Race.

Ha - I knew someone else had seen it!

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Reply #66 on: March 11, 2015, 07:09:11 PM

I've seen it, but I don't really agree...

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Reply #67 on: March 12, 2015, 05:33:52 AM

It's the logical endpoint of how several things that are really fucked in American law with regards to creativity interact with big budget risks.

Expect it to get worse after the Marvin Gaye/ Alan Thicke ruling, at least in music.
So what are you saying? That moviemakers are choosing established IP's over new stuff so they don't run the risk of getting sued for plagiarism? I just thought they were lazy and only wanted to go with already proven IP to decrease risk.



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Reply #68 on: March 12, 2015, 06:06:44 AM

The Cannonball Run reboot wasn't Fast & Furious, it was Rat Race.

Surely you mean Wacky Races, which is clearly the first and most superior version in this particular genre.

Ghostbusters with a forced female cast - meh.  Not sure why we need one, but okay, some of them might be funny.  Sorta.

Ghostbusters reboot with Channing Tatum - wtf?  Is there anyone less funny than Channing Tatum, or am I missing some of his secretly brilliant but hidden comedy work?  Ghostbusters has to be a comedy, otherwise it can go fuck itself.


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Reply #69 on: March 12, 2015, 06:09:55 AM

I don't remember ghostbusters being all that funny. Am I the only one? Like the movie had funny moments but being a "comedy" is a stretch.

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