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Rev. BigDumbChimp



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2007,19:14   

Why why why steve carell? WHY?

Luckily it's getting HORRIBLE reviews, even from the God Botherers.


Review.

  
Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2007,19:32   

Y'know, I have to confess that I enjoyed the first one.

'course anything that involves Jim Carey and Jennifer Aniston's boobs can't be all bad, right?

Without even reading the reviews, and having only seen a few trailers for this one, I have exactly zero desire to bother with it.

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Rev. BigDumbChimp



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2007,19:41   

The most expensive "comedy" ever made. 180+ Million.


I've heard its on the top lists for churches and christian youth groups lists for showings. I'll have to find links to confirm this.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2007,21:13   

Quote (Rev. BigDumbChimp @ June 21 2007,19:14)
Why why why steve carell? WHY?

Luckily it's getting HORRIBLE reviews, even from the God Botherers.


Review.

Yeah, I certainly expect more from a Daily Show Alum.

He's got a long way to go to get even with "that other Stephen's" truthiness, and Wikipedia elephant entries...

Carrel could have been a contender...

Maybe he just needs a new agent.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2007,21:28   

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Maybe he just needs a new agent.


read that again:

180 million dollar comedy.

nope, his agent is just fine.

it's hollywood that's fubar.

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Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2007,12:20   

Quote (Lou FCD @ June 21 2007,19:32)
Y'know, I have to confess that I enjoyed the first one.

So did I. Which was surprising as I had grown tired of Jim C. Movies.

  
skeptic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2007,18:45   

You guys seem threatened by a movie.  Why?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2007,18:58   

Quote (skeptic @ June 22 2007,18:45)
You guys seem threatened by a movie.  Why?

Oooh, he ALMOST had it!

Well no, he didn't.

Unless I'm being completely insane here, I'm thinking this is less be threatened, and more thinking it looks like it sucks.

Sorry skep, no speedboat for YOU.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2007,20:35   

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and more thinking it looks like it sucks.


*bing*

skeptic's radar is broke.  been broke since he came here.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2007,21:06   

Threatened by a movie? That was the one where the math teacher shows the lady how to read a ruler?

My wife ran straight home and said "You told me this was 12 inches.!!"

I had an out though. She was using the yardstick.

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phonon



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2007,15:33   

I never saw Bruce Almighty, only the commercials.

Anyway, what always struck me about the premise is that when Bruce is given the power of god, he does stupid petty shit with it. If you were given the power of god, would you even bother with crap like that?

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2007,16:58   

ugh, speaking of movies based on premises thinly stretched, I just started watching "The Last Mimzy".

*sigh* yet another classic old sci-fi tale given vanilla flavoring and extra woo on top by idiotic screenwriters unable to do anything original themselves.  The "science" part of the fiction was definetly lost in the horrid tales of pollution and DNA told by the putative elementary school "science" teacher.

very disappointing.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2007,20:15   

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The shamelessly juvenile, pseudo-religious, mock-sincere Evan Almighty is the most expensive Hollywood comedy ever made. Problem? It's not that funny.


RT rating: 21%

that's REALLY bad.

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

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Rev. BigDumbChimp



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2007,20:50   

Skeptic. Not threated, just wondering why (other than the obvious reason $$$$$) Carell did this project that was obviously going to suck.

The 40 year old vrigin was hilarious and his work on the Daily Show and the Office is as well.


Try again .

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2007,21:41   

Quote (phonon @ June 24 2007,16:33)
I never saw Bruce Almighty, only the commercials.

Anyway, what always struck me about the premise is that when Bruce is given the power of god, he does stupid petty shit with it. If you were given the power of god, would you even bother with crap like that?

Like, as Bruce did, making my girlfriend's boobs bigger?

(takes long, hard look at himself)

Yes...yes I probably would do that.

;-)

   
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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2007,22:07   

The whole premise of the movie seems rather bizarre: a light-hearted romp through God's wrath.  I'd love to see a comedy about Judges, Deuteronomy, or the book of Job. (Although the Brick Testament did that somewhat already).

There's a couple of good discussions on Slate already about this, but I think the book sums it up the best:

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Genesis 6:7:
Yahweh said, 'I shall destroy humankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth -- humankind, as well as animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky. For I am sorry that I have made them.'


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2007,22:13   

Quote (creeky belly @ June 24 2007,22:07)
The whole premise of the movie seems rather bizarre: a light-hearted romp through God's wrath.  I'd love to see a comedy about Judges, Deuteronomy, or the book of Job. (Although the Brick Testament did that somewhat already).

There's a couple of good discussions on Slate already about this, but I think the book sums it up the best:

 
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Genesis 6:7:
Yahweh said, 'I shall destroy humankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth -- humankind, as well as animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky. For I am sorry that I have made them.'


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyng....rld.php

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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2007,22:13   

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I'd love to see a comedy about Judges, Deuteronomy, or the book of Job.

Job: A Comedy of Justice

   
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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2007,22:37   

That "how many fingers am I holding up" skit in "Bruce" was pretty funny.

"How many fingers now?"

"Seven."

"Wrong! AAAHHHHHHHH!" (as he puts out his hands and now has seven fingers on the hand with fingers extented.)

Henry

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2007,23:14   

Quote (stevestory @ June 24 2007,20:41)
   
Quote (phonon @ June 24 2007,16:33)
I never saw Bruce Almighty, only the commercials.

Anyway, what always struck me about the premise is that when Bruce is given the power of god, he does stupid petty shit with it. If you were given the power of god, would you even bother with crap like that?

Like, as Bruce did, making my girlfriend's boobs bigger?

(takes long, hard look at himself)

Yes...yes I probably would do that.

;-)

I would probably shrink some man's manboobs (not naming names, but it's certainly no one here...) ;)

And inject the excess material between his ears (not naming names, but...) so he can have something to think about. :)

See, that shows my emotional depth.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 24 2007,23:18   

monkeys flying out of anal orifices.

I think I'd have to do that for all of humanity's sake.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2007,04:16   

It would be fun to hit Salvador with the sudden inability to lie, as in Liar Liar.

"Hi folks I'm Salvador Cordova. Today I want to take advantage of your ignorance." (clamps hand over mouth, horrified)

   
Rev. BigDumbChimp



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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2007,06:59   

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It would be fun to hit Salvador with the sudden inability to lie, as in Liar Liar.

"Hi folks I'm Salvador Cordova. Today I want to take advantage of your ignorance." (clamps hand over mouth, horrified)

Somehow I think his Lie-Fu is stronger than any mythical anti-lying power could ever be.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2007,07:21   

The one about the Hollywood agent might be adapted:

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"Hello," he lied.


Edited by Wesley R. Elsberry on June 25 2007,07:22

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(Permalink) Posted: June 25 2007,08:28   

Quote (creeky belly @ June 24 2007,23:07)
The whole premise of the movie seems rather bizarre: a light-hearted romp through God's wrath.  I'd love to see a comedy about Judges, Deuteronomy, or the book of Job. (Although the Brick Testament did that somewhat already).

There's a couple of good discussions on Slate already about this, but I think the book sums it up the best:

 
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Genesis 6:7:
Yahweh said, 'I shall destroy humankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth -- humankind, as well as animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky. For I am sorry that I have made them.'


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Well... you can highlight the SPOILER text below to see what actually happens at the end.  Mind you I haven't actually seen the film, but I did find out about the ending:

At the end of the film, a poorly-constructed dam breaks and floods the neighborhood.  But at this point all of the people are on the ark, so nobody dies.  They ride out the "local flood" and everyone survives.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2007,00:24   

well, I just finished watching the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie.

It's like pushing a reset button in your brain.

I'm not exactly sure what it's reset TO, but reset it has been.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2007,13:26   

Quote (stevestory @ June 24 2007,21:41)
 
Quote (phonon @ June 24 2007,16:33)
I never saw Bruce Almighty, only the commercials.

Anyway, what always struck me about the premise is that when Bruce is given the power of god, he does stupid petty shit with it. If you were given the power of god, would you even bother with crap like that?

Like, as Bruce did, making my girlfriend's boobs bigger?

(takes long, hard look at himself)

Yes...yes I probably would do that.

;-)

Without making your schlong 6 feet long first?

Even Carl thought of that one.



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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 26 2007,14:06   

I always liked how they made the crabs look so friendly.

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