I’ve been AWOL from this site for a while, but I used to have a job that gave me not a lot to do and that’s when a note about a new sibling site to Stereogum popped up in my Google Reader (also RIP). I found Videogum and it was glorious.
You guys are the best community online. I’ll miss checking in over here.
Thanks for a great 6 years guys.
Bruce Willis has done two movies where he goes back in time to fix stuff and two movies where he meets his past self.
Bruce Willis is the industry-standard for time-travel hijinks.
If that movie is on TV I will watch it straight through to the end every.single.time. It is hypnotic.
Really? Besides Rocko and Ren and Stimpy, I seem to notice it a lot more of that now that we live in “internet culture.” The stuff my younger cousins watched when my occupation was “babysitter” seemed much more aimed at them. Occasionally there was a joke that was over their heads, but usually not entire episodes.
Has there been a larger piece written about how weird and awesome this show is? I came to it a little late but I have been amazed how it – and generally a lot of the stuff on regular Cartoon Network (not Adult Swim) – is kind of clearly made for adults with an attitude of “hey if kids like it and want to watch it then that’s cool too.”
I love bizarre pop culture and I love that Videogum also seems to love bizarre pop culture. You guys introduced me to The Room, and for that I owe you a leisurely football toss, but it was those clips and the WMOAT that got me coming back and commenting a lot (when I had more time to do so!). I enjoy watching stuff and being amazed that someone followed through and made their (for better or worse) wackadoo vision reality and I love discussing that kind of stuff with smart people.
I guess the one thing I would like to avoid is nonsense lists, I know they generate page-views (believe me, my bosses send me those articles weekly), but I feel like Videogum and its audience are generally above that and are able to talk about a subject without requiring an arbitrary countdown.
There is a difference though, in that you know know where your money goes when you buy Chick-Fil-A. They take the money you buy a chicken sandwich with and use it to fund anti-gay causes.
I would hope if you found out your friendly neighborhood pot dealer was down-chain from a violent Mexican cartel you’d stop buying from him too.
Your metaphor would work if because of what Dan Cathy/Chick-fil-a did, people were boycotting all chicken everywhere. That’s not the case.
I guess living in the NW has its advantages then, medical and grow-ops abound!
I do see your point more for hard drugs, your buddy’s buddy’s buddy probably doesn’t harvest his own coca plants.
I think that probably depends on where/who you buy from, but could you explain what you mean?
I live on the train route as well (MT) and have friends and family who live and work literally 20-30 feet from the train tracks. When I see/hear extended family and others talk about how stupid it is that we aren’t taking advantage of this coal yet, my blood boils.
It was ridiculous and I watched every second of it. It is prefect Videogum fodder, right up there with True Blood, the recaps could be a-a-a-a-a-mazing. We could make so many “Everyone is Ghosts!” jokes.
Minor squabble, but did anyone else find the first 40 minutes or so kind of exhausting? They sped through so much exposition and smash cut between characters so much, I found it a little overwhelming. Would it be so terrible to increase the 2hr 45 minute runtime by a few minutes if in exchange you let more of your scenes have a beat to breathe?
It felt a LOT like Arkham City to me. While watching the sewer fight with Bane I kept thinking Batman would be okay if he just grappled up to some gargoyles and waited a few moments until Bane looked the other way.
I prefer Frisky Dingo, the engineers look A LOT like Killface.
I would like a recut of this where as soon as they take off their helmets they all contract space flu and die. There’s no aliens and it is just a cautionary tale about how you shouldn’t be an idiot in space.
I spent a lot of time thinking about this movie too (still am!) and I agree. They could have drawn some really interesting parallels with Liz Shaw and David about how they both were not able to create life (broken lady parts / robot parts) and yet were very interested in how life is created. Then somehow this ends up with them becoming the weird causal parents of proto-aliens.
It could have been really interesting… instead they have David deciding to spike someone’s drink with goop because why not, eternal life maybe?
I hate it when any film acts like it should get big pats on the back for asking “big questions.” I hate it even more when a film raises those bigger questions and does absolutely nothing with them.
Also, that is not how DNA works, Damon Lindelof, did you learn nothing from Alien: Resurrection?
This should happen, if only to force more people to acknowledge how silly it is.
Wolverine would win it this year, deservedly.
I did too!
That line made me feel bad for my own mom and how much money she has given to her own adult children (totally willingly and without opium-tea-induced begging) that she and my dad could be spending on themselves.
Actually that is mostly what I got out of Girls last night, a lot of “I should just offer to pay my own cell phone bill already, bleah.”
They all used cheat codes, obvs.
ugh that was a reply to abr above, I am convinced this magic mouse hates me.
I think she keeps them around, armless and jawless, so she is seen (smelled?) by other zombies as “one-of-us-gooble-gobble” and not “delicious food.”
They kept this in the show because the show likes to play fast and loose with it’s own internal logic, zombies can’t smell you if you’re covered in guts or around other zombies, unless they can and then RUNNNNNNNNN.
Especially since they had all those dead, non-zombie bodies on the highway way back at the start of this stupid season of this crap show.
“The unbitten become zombies . . . except when we need dead body set pieces . . . why wouldn’t all those corpses be zombies . . . uh . .. oh hey look Carl wandered into another scene, haha that’s our Carl” – Walking Dead Showrunner
“Even though when he was literally dying in front of us, nobody bothered to tell him so and the last words he heard we’re ‘Sorry Brother’ . . . god we’re the fucking worst aren’t we?”