Max the King of All Wild Things
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To be fair, the AV Club pieces aren’t freelancers and are, at least generally, the main writers on staff who aren’t very young.
(Full full disclosure: I’m Gary X over there)
Well, you could just follow Todd VanDerWerff on Twitter.
I also forgot to mention a recent one: “Why understanding and embracing easy pop-culture targets beats deriding them”
So at least their covering all their bases.
(I should disclose that I still read and comment on that website way too much but alas.)
Maybe, though I think a lot of art wants to make you think about how you’re going to die one day.
For examples of “think pieces run amok” (side bar: can we stop the word “think piece” cause it’s the worst) just look at The AV Club’s constant For Our Consideration which includes such articles as:
“What we talk about when we talk about Girls”
“How Girls challenges the masculine expectation of “good TV”"
“Parks And Recreation has a Leslie Knope problem”
“Could Netflix’s programming strategy kill the golden age of TV?”
“When should a band break up?”
“Should some movies be taken more seriously than others?”
“Did 12 Angry Men get it wrong?”
“Why being a pop-culture “hater” is okay (and sometimes even necessary)”
“What was the quintessential Charlie’s Angels undercover guise?”
“The Tumblr trap: Is Internet culture turning musicians into content producers?”
“Do documentaries need to be fair to both sides of an issue?”
“The Grammys are worth watching (seriously)”
So yeah, I get what Gabe is saying.
[cracks a half smile that causes her ovaries to go full-on Chernobyl]
[another really long pause that stretches on and on.]
It probably doesn’t mean anything, but you seem like a really awesome dude. If the Mayan’s don’t kill us all tonight, I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that your 2013 is nothing but awesome.
I graduated college, got a job, and just finished my first full construction set of a building/project I’m running! So pretty awesome! And I still have my birthday to look forward to providing the world doesn’t end.
Downside is that I’m now paying student loans
But the definitely outweigh them.
Ooops. I stink.
Wow, so many comments.
I was told a story about Kyle Chandler breaking up a fight in a movie theater in the Texas town he lives in.
I can only hope it’s true.
And I can only hope he pulled them apart, looked at both of them and said “Now, let me tell y’all something…”
Also, because there was never a thread about the Elmo thing, but I wanted to post this anyways–this is what Sesame Street needs:
I thought the train thing was more to seal the way out of the tunnel he took–since he would undoubtedly be chased by someone–and it was just convenient that Bond was there at the time. He’s the one that took the train to that particular spot and only started running because Bond saw him.
More of those plot elements could also be said to have been borrowed from The Dark Knight too.
Mendes mentioned he only took this film after seeing The Dark Knight and what Nolan did with Batman, so it makes some sense.
Some guy next to me was also texting every 20 minutes which was infuriating. Usually, I have nothing but good experiences at NYC theaters (minus the Regal Union Square one because, as Gabe said, let’s just burn that bitch down), so I was kind of thrown off for the general awfulness of the crowd. I’m going to chalk it up to having to see it at the AMC Times Sq theater and assume it was filled with awful, awful tourists.
The last time I went there, it was to watch a midnight presentation of Raiders of the Lost Ark in IMAX with my girlfriend and only five other people were in the audience.
That was much better.
Ha! Yes exactly. That was great. I thought the whole film was a perfect mix of outlandish Bond and gritty reboot Bond. It was very fun but not too silly.
In a way, I’ve been thinking of it as From Russia With Love : Casino Royale :: Goldfinger : Skyfall w/r/t how they treat Bond.
Ugh, people in my audience were the WORST during the “interrogation” scene. It reminded me why I hate PG-13 movies on opening weekend. Five seconds into it someone in the theater said an effeminate “heeey” which was quickly followed by “What a fucking homo!” and then everyone laughed like little assholes while various “SO GAY!”s were yelled at the screen, interrupting the whole scene. It was horrifying. Way to be progressive NYC.
Fucking loved the movie though. Roger fucking Deakins, right? The silhouette Shanghai fight and that whole third act was just beautifully shot. I couldn’t believe I was watching a James Bond movie at times.
I need Herzog to narrate this.
I like the idea of zombies acting as a virus en masse, but yeah it looks amusingly awful.
Sticking to my original joke of wishing this was a Ken Burn’s documentary.
Yeah, but I’ve seen how the Howling fucks people up. That’s terrifying!
What is yours? Because that is something I could get behind.
I didn’t want to needlessly pimp dat shit. Though I think I already followed you (creeper, I know). It’s @guyneiljames. Woo real names?
I made a Twitter! And I feel weird about it. I don’t know what to do with this thing.
Don’t call it that.