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 +4Posted on Sep 24th, 2012 | re: The Videogum Movie Club: The Master (64 comments)

I like to think about what I can learn from watching this or that movie. What statement did it try to get across? It’s been two days since I watched The Master and I still can’t figure out if I really learned anything from it besides the Importance of Posture. We need to stop slouching, guys!

 +4Posted on Jun 11th, 2012 | re: The Videogum Movie Club: Prometheus (158 comments)

I thought David gave the black goo to Charlie because of that conversation they had about creating life, where David was like “Why do you care about creating life, why did you guys create me?” and Charlie was like “because we could.” And then David was like “Hmmm, you have planted an idea in my head, maybe *I* can create human life because I can communicate with the Engineers, I’ve got an edge over you humans, so now I’ll keep snooping around, checking out the black goo and other parts of the caves without the group, and then I will feed the weird goo to Charlie because of how I saw it replicate things in the cave, maybe that will do something.”

I thought that was pretty clear? That was David’s motivation, not ~immortality~. That’s dumb! Which is why the thing he said to the Engineer at the end made him angry. He wanted to know how to make more people/people-type things, which the Engineer guys were very much against doing because of JESUS. Or whatever.

 +7Posted on Jun 7th, 2012 | re: An Interview With Comedy Bang Bang’s Scott Aukerman (29 comments)

Wow, a real interview! And with Hot Saucerman! What a treat.

 +2Posted on Jun 4th, 2012 | re: Game Of Thrones Season 2 Finale Open Thread (148 comments)

That WAS a good kill. Sigh.

 +38Posted on Jun 4th, 2012 | re: Game Of Thrones Season 2 Finale Open Thread (148 comments)

But Arya never danced in the books! ARRRRGH HOW COULD THEY DO THIS

 +9Posted on Jun 4th, 2012 | re: Game Of Thrones Season 2 Finale Open Thread (148 comments)

Was anyone else disappointed by the House of the Undying scene? Like, it was cool that we got to see Khal Drogo again and yay for Dany burning Evil Dean alive with her dragons, but I was kind of expecting more? Because of all that half season’s worth of buildup?

Also, pardon me for getting all “BUT THAT ISN’T HOW IT WAS IN THE BOOOOOK!!” but 1) Why didn’t Arya kill anyone? All I wanted was for little Arya to kill a bunch of guys in a really gruesome fashion, preferably with boiling soup. It’s so important for her development as a (spoiler!) master assassin that she kills people and doesn’t let Jaquen do all the work for her! Yeesh. 2) I don’t understand why Robb married not-Jeyne. No one knows who she is! It doesn’t matter if Robb has a rendezvous with some lady on the side! I know he has an ~ironclad honor~ but he didn’t need to MARRY her just because he loves her. You can’t just MARRY everyone you love, Robb! Such is life.

 +9Posted on May 21st, 2012 | re: Game Of Thrones Open Thread (101 comments)

I’m a bit concerned. But it doesn’t seem like they are at all worried about fitting everything in, what with all these Storm of Swords plotlines that are already happening. Which is kind of neat! The Jamie and Brienne roadshow is underway! Ygritte is such a hoot!

But also. WHERE WAS THE WEASEL SOUP INCIDENT??? Why did they not include the part where Arya kills a bunch of guys with boiling soup and then that one guy’s face is ripped off by his own dog? Was that not awesome enough??

 +7Posted on May 14th, 2012 | re: Game Of Thrones Open Thread (142 comments)

I actually really like AFFC, aside from the parts where GGRM forces the reader to become deeply acquainted with a new Greyjoy practically every other chapter. Ugh, those guys. Those fucking guys! But there are definitely a lot of exciting things that happen, and a few classic “What did I just read!” moments, of the sort that made me look quite the fool when reading them for the first time on the bus. Some people that we love continue to do awesome stuff. Others continue down the path of doing nothing forever and ever. All in all, it’s a pretty great time.

As for the rapes, they show no signs of stopping, alas.

 +10Posted on May 14th, 2012 | re: Game Of Thrones Open Thread (142 comments)

I really liked Cersei’s scenes. I remember she had a frank, lady-to-lady chat with Sansa in the books that was very effective at convincing me that she is not 100% cold, calculating, heartless bitch. She’s got layers! So I’m glad they included that.

Re: Brienne and the Hound. YES! Love them. Because they are extremely fierce and dance to their own tunes. They’re both great so far and I cannot wait for them to . . . do more things. Musn’t spoil!

 +18Posted on May 14th, 2012 | re: Game Of Thrones Open Thread (142 comments)

I love Ygritte. She is so SAUCY!

 +24Posted on Apr 30th, 2012 | re: Game Of Thrones Open Thread (71 comments)

Oh yes. Yes yes yes. I’d go ahead and say that Gendry and his surprisingly toned torso were the Hottest in Westeros this week. If Jon Snow wants to keep his spot at #1 he needs to start taking off some of those thousands of pounds of fur he’s always sporting. It’s a fetching look, don’t get me wrong, but it COULD be better.

 +14Posted on Apr 23rd, 2012 | re: Game Of Thrones Open Thread (111 comments)

Second this. Davos is like Ned Stark, but if Ned Stark had an ironclad sense of honor AND some common sense. It’s a magical combination!

 +15Posted on Apr 23rd, 2012 | re: Game Of Thrones Open Thread (111 comments)

If I remember correctly, the thing that made us understand that Book Joffrey was definitively Evil and not just a particularly accomplished brat was when he killed a bunch of really cute bunnies with his crossbow and took apart their insides just for fun. Which was bad! But this was worse!

I’m kind of impressed (if that is the right word??) by how much they are consistently making all of the nastiest things from the books even nastier. It’s quite the accomplishment! Like the rat torture thing? Yikes yikes yikes. If they keep this up I will have a VERY hard time not barfing all over the place by the time we get to all that Ramsay Bolton nonsense.

 +9Posted on Apr 9th, 2012 | re: Game Of Thrones Open Thread (59 comments)

Seriously! They should cut out some of those gratuitous sex scenes and spend more time on Arya and Gendry being adorable and killing people. After you’ve seen one sexing-from-behind scene you’ve pretty much seen them all.

 +1Posted on Apr 5th, 2012 | re: Here Are Some Afternoon Links! (30 comments)

Seriously, what is going on there! I haven’t watched Glee in a while but it kind of seems like he’s Blaine’s dad because of that flashback he had mid-song? Maybe not, though. That guy is WAY too young and handsome to be Blaine’s dad.

 +6Posted on Apr 2nd, 2012 | re: Game Of Thrones Open Thread (85 comments)

Yes! It’s like a best generation of Skins mini reunion except not really because they will never run into each other. But how cool was it that he got the first cliffhanger of the season? Gendry! Our favorite guy from Skins is now our favorite blacksmith!

 +2Posted on Mar 26th, 2012 | re: The Videogum Movie Club: The Hunger Games Open Thread (96 comments)

Or Katpee! Which sounds marginally less silly.

 +3Posted on Feb 23rd, 2012 | re: Enter The Videogum Oscar Pool! (120 comments)

Best Picture – The Artist
Best Director – Michael Hazanavicius
Best Actor – Jean Dujardin
Best Actress –Viola Davis
Best Supporting Actor – Christoper Plummer
Best Supporting Actress – Octavia Spencer
Best Score – The Artist
Best Makeup – Albert Nobbs
Best Costume Design – Hugo
Best Original Screenplay – The Artist
Best Art Direction – Hugo
Best Cinematography – Tree of Life
Best Film Editing – Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Doc Short – Saving Face
Best Foreign Language – A Seperation
Best Animated Feature – Rango
Best Adapted Screenplay – The Descendants
Best Short Film – Wild Life
Best Sound Editing – Drive
Best Sound Mixing – Hugo
Best Visual Effects – Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Best Doc Feature – Pina
Best Original Song – The Muppets
Best Short Film – Raju

 +2Posted on Feb 14th, 2012 | re: The Videogum TV Club Poll: What Do You Wanna Watch?! (159 comments)

I was so delighted to see Skins on here! It really is great and surprisingly clever (the first two seasons? SO GOOD. Cassie! Chris! The old gang!), and even when it gets bad later on, it’s pretty entertaining. So, we should watch that and have fun while also getting mad at the writers for the entirety of season four TOGETHER, LIKE A FAMILY.

That being said, we might as well do Downton Abbey since Gabe is always talking about it anyway. As they say, GOOD GOD! what a crazy show.

 +2Posted on Oct 20th, 2011 | re: Ricky Gervais Has Gone Completely Off The Rails (94 comments)

Yes. Yes, we do.

 +53Posted on May 2nd, 2011 | re: Osama Bin Laden Dead OR: Animated GIFs Of Animals Falling Asleep (100 comments)

I don’t care if it’s tasteless, I am so fucking excited about this particular guy’s death. Congratulations, Obama! YOU FUCKING DID IT!!

 +20Posted on Feb 15th, 2011 | re: Misfits is good and you should watch it! (163 comments)

YES a million times yes to Nathan. But let’s not forget about Simon! The handsome shark!

 +5Posted on Jan 24th, 2011 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: The Quiet (153 comments)

YES. My mom wanted to see that and so I went along (other movies I have willingly sat through with my mother: Obsessed, Sex and the City 2, and The Tourist), as I have a little thing for Zefron, I’m not ashamed to admit. He’s just so dreamy! But GOOD LORD was it terrible! Mind-bogglingly dumb. But the Zeffers was dreamy, and also James Franco’s brother was in it, I think? So that was okay.

 +1Posted on Jan 18th, 2011 | re: MTV's Adaptation Of Skins Is Terrible (130 comments)

Yeah, I don’t think that will ever happen. MTV’s core audience would probably be more appreciative of, like, a Wiz Khalifa singalong. Just have the cast walk around Baltimore, belting out a rousing, emotional rendition of “Black and Yellow.”

 +26Posted on Jan 18th, 2011 | re: MTV's Adaptation Of Skins Is Terrible (130 comments)

Oh just kidding. Here we go!