User Tag List

First 125175215223224225226227235275 Last

Results 2,241 to 2,250 of 2808

  1. #2241


    Breaking Bad - Season 2 - Episode 11

  2. #2242


    Season 4

    Breaking Bad is widely regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time. By the time the series finale aired, the series was among the most-watched cable shows on American television. The show received numerous awards, including sixteen Primetime Emmy Awards, eight Satellite Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Peabody Awards and a People's Choice Award. For his leading performance, Cranston won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times. In 2013, Breaking Bad entered the Guinness World Records as the highest rated show of all time.

  3. #2243


    Inherent Vice

    A neo-noir film set in 1970, starring Joaquin Phoenix as hippie doctor Larry Sportello, who spends his days smoking dope in his office and makes his real living as a P.I.

    I've never read the novel, or anything else by Thomas Pynchon. I don't particularly care for Paul Thomas Anderson as a director. That said, I thought this movie was worth seeing, but so completely fucked up that I don't care if I ever see it again.

    The narrative makes very little sense, which might bother some, but I thought it worked well within the context of the film, wherein our narrator is an extremely unreliable one. At one point our protagonist tries to brainstorm and draw a mind map on a board; he's so fucking high and stupid it's completely nonsensical. Like a true P.I. he keeps meticulous notes in his pocket notepad, e.g. when a character makes mention of a place name, and she erroneously tells "Doc" that it's Spanish, he writes down "something Spanish". (It's really Greek.)

    Inherent Vice is as I said neo-noir at it's heart but it feels an awful lot like a glorified stoner comedy.


    Ostensibly this is the story of an aspiring jazz musician and his tyrannical teacher, but it has very little to do with jazz. Or teaching, for that matter.

    Miles Teller plays Andrew Neiman, a drumming protégé who desperately seeks fame. Not fortune mind you, just fame. At one point in the film he's fed up with his uncle, aunt and cousins' casual dismissal of his music schooling and he erupts, reminding everyone at the dinner table that he's going to the greatest music school in the world whilst his football player cousin plays merely "Division 3". He tells everyone he'd rather die broke at 34 (like Charlie Parker) than die a rich 90-year-old 'nobody'.

    Andrew is convinced the means to achieving this goal lie in the hands of Terrence Fletcher (played by J.K. Simmons), a jazz teacher famous for producing fabulous musicians. He also happens to treat his students like garbage, all in the name of pushing them to achieve greatness. The two worst words a teacher can tell a student, he says, are "good job," for that will only serve to keep musicians mediocre. They need to be pushed, hard, to become great. And if that entails despicable physical and psychological intimidation and manipulation, so be it.

    J.K. Simmons absolutely deserves an Academy Award for his performance. He's amazing as Fletcher; you'd need to be amazing to play a character as sadistic as he is and yet still give him fleeting moments of sympathy. He successfully convinces you, the audience, to keep going along with his megalomania just as Andrew buys into it.

  4. #2244
    Senior Member captain curmudgeon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    631 sp


    Matlock. This episode is a clear take on 12 Angry Men.
    Jarlaxle: fact checking this thread makes me want to go all INFP on my wrists

    "I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing."
    -Roger Waters

    ReadingRainbows: OMG GUYS
    ReadingRainbows: GUESS WHAT EXISTS FOR ME
    hel: fairies?
    Captain Curmudgeon: existential angst?

    Johari Nohari

  5. #2245
    deplorable basketcase Tellenbach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013


    Being John Malkovich. I like the idea of the film but it went nowhere interesting. Can't say I'm a Malkovich fan but he was good playing that drug dealer.
    If people had the emotional maturity to accept that others may have different views, the world would be a far better place.

  6. #2246
    Member pizzathegreat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    5 sp/sx


    Went to go see The Imitation Game last night. I really enjoyed it. It's in my list of favorites now. I've always like Benedict Cumberbatch.

  7. #2247


    My grandson is the same age.

  8. #2248
    good, hot, fresh, fly ~ laterlazer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    592 sp


    Watching How To Get Away With Murder, finally deciding to catch up on all my American shows. I've been in a K-Drama phase for weeks now, partly cos american shows stopped over the hols, partly cos k-dramas deal with effect rather than content and I've been feeling so numb that I need some (Pinocchio gave me the height of emotions). Anyway HTGAWM hasn't slipped, still going pretty strong, although the storyline is getting slightly draggy and I don't agree with the characters' choices. Like seriously, unless you're Wes I would go tell the truth asap.

  9. #2249


    Again . . .

  10. #2250
    Suave y Fuerte BadOctopus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    5w4 sp/sx


    I'm watching The Secret of Kells for the second time. Such a pretty film.

    I miss hand-drawn animation.

Similar Threads

  1. Rank Every Anime Series You've Ever Watched
    By Qlip in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 11-22-2016, 02:34 PM
  2. TV shows you watched as a child
    By figsfiggyfigs in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 128
    Last Post: 10-06-2014, 06:21 AM
  3. Who's NOT watched this...
    By Mace in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-11-2009, 02:29 AM
  4. Anyone watched HBO's: OZ?
    By Qre:us in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-03-2009, 11:58 PM
  5. Ever watched to see what you'd do next?
    By Oberon in forum General Psychology
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-07-2007, 06:37 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts