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Old 02-23-2013, 09:38 PM   #52676
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it's cheesy and melodramatic

i still like the movie but it tends to be overrated by people who were teenagers when it came out
Bill Simmons is like 45 bro
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:51 PM   #52677
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i pretty much agree with sarcasticrat. I enjoy shawshank but its not top 10 or anything for me. I can see why people might think that, and i would never think they have poor taste if its their favorite movie. Obv I think pulp fiction is better and should have won best picture...chim knows whats up.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:57 PM   #52678
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Shawshank loses points as GOAT imo because it's technically unoriginal and the themes are all very safe and unchallenging. It also uses too much narration and has zero nuance.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:01 PM   #52679
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most movie concepts are unoriginal. some of shakespeare's greatest works were technically unoriginal. unless it's a carbon copy of a recent take on something, that's not really a fair criticism.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:09 PM   #52680
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Why is wiper teaching in Ohio when his dad is a big movie star?
got a bb gun for those little bastards this year tho.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:12 PM   #52681
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Having Bruichladdich Peat for the first time. have it unopened in my cabinet for a year and decided today was the lucky day). 2 glasses in so far.
Does not taste like it smells.

Tastes amazing. Suggest everyone try it.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:18 PM   #52682
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Having Bruichladdich Peat for the first time. have it unopened in my cabinet for a year and decided today was the lucky day). 2 glasses in so far.
Does not taste like it smells.

Tastes amazing. Suggest everyone try it.
Need to go on a scotch buying spree here.

Doing some road trip next weekend, but the weekend after that I'll go to the liquor store and pick up a few bottles.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:20 PM   #52683
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most movie concepts are unoriginal. some of shakespeare's greatest works were technically unoriginal. unless it's a carbon copy of a recent take on something, that's not really a fair criticism.
by technically unoriginal I meant that there weren't really any innovative aspects to the actual making of it, like 2001 or Citizen Kane.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:36 PM   #52684
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I believe Shawshank wasn't received as an all-time great back then; only a pretty good movie. Then the lol critics had to go back and say wait, this movie is one of the best ever made
saying most/many legit critics consider shawshank "one of the best ever made" is straight ignorant.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:40 PM   #52685
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Grunching here, but can I assume that people have seen the Rueben Foster photoshop thread?
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:52 PM   #52686
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saying most/many legit critics consider shawshank "one of the best ever made" is straight ignorant.
Depends what you mean by "one of the best"

Top-10, definitely not
Top-100, definitely

Made Ebert's "great movies" list, good enough for me
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:52 PM   #52687
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The best thing about shawshank (aside from everything else) is that you think it is over and was a good movie yet there is still a ton of the movie left. The "ending" of the movie is literally like 45 minutes long.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:58 PM   #52688
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Grunching here, but can I assume that people have seen the Rueben Foster photoshop thread?
This is gold.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:58 PM   #52689
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:03 PM   #52690
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Shawshank loses points as GOAT imo because it's technically unoriginal and the themes are all very safe and unchallenging. It also uses too much narration and has zero nuance.
Spoiler:
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:06 PM   #52691
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This is gold.
The Fast Times at Ridgemont High one is so incredible.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:08 PM   #52692
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I haven't seen Shawshank or Gump in a long time, but they're both very solid story-wise with some very good to great acting. Maybe I'm just a sucker for sappy films.

I see a lot of people get annoyed whenever Forrest Gump comes up and I never really understood why. Yeah, it stole an Oscar from Pulp Fiction, but on it's own it's a fine movie (maybe my opinion would differ if I re-watched it now). The Academy Awards suck, I put about as much stock into their recent winner selections as I do into All Star games.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:19 PM   #52693
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Need to go on a scotch buying spree here.

Doing some road trip next weekend, but the weekend after that I'll go to the liquor store and pick up a few bottles.
Sounds like fun. Post updates on what you end up getting.

Also, on that note, I just picked up a Lagavulin 16 last week. Still unopened. Will report back if was worth the buy.

Cheers to all.


PS: on 4th glass as of now.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:49 PM   #52694
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:58 PM   #52695
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:02 AM   #52696
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it's cheesy and melodramatic

i still like the movie but it tends to be overrated by people who were teenagers when it came out
Yep. Basically the same people who overrate The Sandlot.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:07 AM   #52697
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People that don't like Shawshank need a hearty BunkHeadShake.gif
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:12 AM   #52698
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If you could merge yourself with the essence of hope itself then you would see glimpses of the Shawshank Redemption playing.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:15 AM   #52699
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Yep. Basically the same people who overrate The Sandlot.
Sandlot is in a different boat all together. People who love the Sandlot love it for reasons that are separate from 'critical acclaimness'.

Personally, I love it because it reminds me of my childhood and the neighborhood and group of guys I grew up with. IMO, it is in the GOAT category, but I know it doesn't hit home with everyone the same way; which is ok.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:19 AM   #52700
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People that don't like Shawshank need a hearty BunkHeadShake.gif
i understand this discussion is taking place on the internet where everything is either the greatest or worst thing ever but is there a single post itt where someone claims they don't like shawshank?
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