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Old 07-26-2010, 05:00 PM   #2426
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As a big fan of subtle humor, I really enjoyed Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, Tennenbaums.

With that said, I just couldn't get into Life Aquatic. At all. Like it's evidently too subtle for my limited comprehension. Apparently I need to watch it again in order to "get it" but don't particularly wish to.

Bad Santa not getting much love is kinda surprising. The scenes in the office with Ritter and Bernie Mac are just so ****ing funny, especially in character. Like the one where Ritter is going on and on about why they need to fire Bad Santa and Mack is just sitting there smoking, eating citrus and barely paying attention to anything he's saying:

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Old 07-26-2010, 05:10 PM   #2427
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:04 PM   #2428
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As a big fan of subtle humor, I really enjoyed Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, Tennenbaums.

With that said, I just couldn't get into Life Aquatic. At all. Like it's evidently too subtle for my limited comprehension. Apparently I need to watch it again in order to "get it" but don't particularly wish to.
I don't think the problem is "subtlety" so much as "Wes Anderson has run out of original ideas and themes".

I always enjoyed this takedown of Wes Anderson:

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Wes Anderson doesn’t make movies anymore. He creates overly precious paintings inhabited by emasculated man-children who knit sweater vests to the accompaniment of Belle & Sebastian while fantasizing that they’re macho enough to skin a caribou with a pocketknife. The set pieces to The Life Aquatic are stunning, but watching this film is like visiting the Natural History Museum. It’s a beautiful building, but most of its pleasures are filled with lifeless things.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:36 PM   #2429
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i really liked the life aquatic, but i think if i saw it now for the first time, i would think it was pretty meh. i didn't like the royal tennanbaums and the darjeeling limited was just insulting. i suspect mr. anderson has shot his wad.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:58 PM   #2430
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rushmore was the wad imo
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:27 PM   #2431
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:31 PM   #2432
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i really liked the life aquatic, but i think if i saw it now for the first time, i would think it was pretty meh. i didn't like the royal tennanbaums and the darjeeling limited was just insulting. i suspect mr. anderson has shot his wad.
I found The Life Aquatic pretty boring. I liked The Royal Tenenbaums, but too many precious, wounded, privileged-or-dying-to-be-privileged kids I know absolutely loved it, which was a real turnoff. I still like Rushmore the most of his work.
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:05 PM   #2433
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Rushmore is my favorite of the bunch
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:06 AM   #2434
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I've never seen rushmore
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:12 PM   #2435
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:50 PM   #2436
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I always enjoyed this takedown of Wes Anderson:
Ha, that's really well put.

Although I may prefer Rushmore, Tennenbaums definitely had its moments too. The whole Hackman/Pagoda relationship and Hackman faking dying to ingratiate himself with the family was great. But the critic is right in that "lifeless" is an accurate way to describe a lot of the characters.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:54 PM   #2437
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I don't think the problem is "subtlety" so much as "Wes Anderson has run out of original ideas and themes".

I always enjoyed this takedown of Wes Anderson:
This guy has The Rock as number three on his list, can't take him seriously when he hates on the only good movie Michael Bay ever made.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:35 PM   #2438
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Superbad doesn't hold up as well on repeated viewings, and that's not even counting the homoerotic subtext.

I'm going dark horse and picking Super Troopers, at least for now.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:36 PM   #2439
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I'll go so far as to say that Anchorman might even be underrated, that movie is near perfect.
and this. my favorite comedy of the 2000s by far.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:38 PM   #2440
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meh, not even the funniest WA film of the 2ks.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:40 PM   #2441
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Grandma's boy is the bomb, yo.
need to see it. <3 Terry from reno 911!
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:41 PM   #2442
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This guy has The Rock as number three on his list, can't take him seriously when he hates on the only good movie Michael Bay ever made.
I mean, you really think The Rock deserves the Criterion Collection treatment? And even if it is the best Michael Bay movie, it's still pretty stupid.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:42 PM   #2443
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need to see it. <3 Terry from reno 911!
He's pretty awesome in this movie too. Has great standup if you've never seen it.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:53 PM   #2444
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boo tuq for moving the 1992 Blue Jays Pitching Staff thread to French BBV
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:57 PM   #2445
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Le Personnel De Tangage Le Plus Profond Jamais - 1992 Jays Bleus?

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Old 07-28-2010, 04:02 PM   #2446
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yea that was a bad move tuq, that thread had yet to run its course
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:05 PM   #2447
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Wtf the Simpsons thread was awesome.
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:12 PM   #2448
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yea that was a bad move tuq, that thread had yet to run its course
Whoa whoa, someone needs to fess up because



I didn't even open that thread until I was randomly accused of this so went to see what it was about. Probably never would have moved it, at the very least it's too good for French BBV.
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:13 PM   #2449
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Yea, plus unlike the other threads in French BBV, this one actually had a legitimate question/topic.

EDIT: ok, so it wasn't the tuckster or meb... who's the villain?
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:14 PM   #2450
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Ahh, my apologies Tucker. I assumed since 99% of threads moved there are you.
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