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 on: Yesterday at 10:59:04 PM 
Started by c-lando - Last post by Zafer Kaya
You think Japan is boring?  huh.

 2 
 on: Yesterday at 04:52:17 PM 
Started by c-lando - Last post by Butter
I secretly kind of hope Japan beats us, too.  I mean, I like US because I'm a USian and shizz so I can't go so far as to hope we lose. But any neutral should really be rooting for Japan.  It would just be kind of justice if they won.  It means more to them, it is probably better for the sport, and how can you begrudge them?

Why should they get to win 2 World Cups in a row with their boring ass team?

On the other hand, why should we get to win a World Cup with our horrible coach?

When Abby Wambach chased the ball down in the corner that led to the US's 2nd goal on Tuesday v. Germany, I remarked (to nobody because I was the only one who cared) that watching her chase the ball down was like watching a snail.  She was maybe literally half as fast as anyone else on the pitch.  SO SLOW.  I don't know how that led to a goal.

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 on: Yesterday at 01:38:28 PM 
Started by Dan - Last post by Cockney Rebel
1 - Drive Hard
2 - Satellite
3 - The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
4 - Primer
5 - Inherent Vice
6 - Under the Skin
7 - The Art of the Steal
8 - The Dramatics: A Comedy
9 - Chappie
Crappie

 4 
 on: Yesterday at 01:37:03 PM 
Started by Dan - Last post by Cockney Rebel
films new to me in bold

1 ● Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
2 ● Amélie
3 ● Ferris Bueller's Day Off
4 ● On Her Majesty's Secret Service
5 ● They Came Together
6 ● 2001: A Space Odyssey
7 ● The One I Love
8 ● Shooter
9 ● Boy
10 ● Saturday Night Fever
11 ● Marvellous
12 ● No Place on Earth
13 ● The Italian Job (1969)
14 ● Shaun of the Dead
15 ● Frank
16 ● Play Time
17 ● Schindler's List
18 ● Party Party
19 ● Dumbo
20 ● Risky Business
21 ● Life of Brian
22 ● Pride
23 ● Taxi Driver
24 ● Gravity
25 ● The King of Comedy
26 ● Carry On Teacher
27 ● Space Station 76
28 ● Memento
29 ● The Spy Who Loved Me
30 ● Burt's Buzz
31 ● Carry on Sergeant
32 ● Planes, Trains & Automobiles
33 ● Good Morning Vietnam
34 ● The Day the Series Stopped
35 ● The Band That Wouldn't Die
36 ● Mood Indigo
37 ● Rebel Without a Cause
38 ● And So It Goes
39 ● Dick Tracy
40 ● Seven Psychopaths
41 ● Batman (1989)
42 ● Fading Gigolo
43 ● Mr Nobody
44 ● West Side Story
45 ● Kraftwerk: Pop Art
46 ● Carry on Regardless
47 ● Seeking Justice
48 ● The Smell of Success
49 ● 10
50 ● Chinatown
51 ● Enemy of the State
52 ● Psycho
53 ● The Expendables 3
54 ● Full Metal Jacket
55 ● Dog Day Afternoon
56 ● A Grand Day Out
57 ● Kingsman: Secret Service
58 ● Boyhood
59 ● And the Oscar Goes To
60 ● A Close Shave
61 ● A Matter of Loaf and Death
62 ● The Wrong Trousers
63 ● The Hundred-Foot Journey
64 ● The Watch
66 ● Insomnia
67 ● Mary Poppins
68 ● Hopscotch
69 ● Spinning Plates
70 ● Life's a Breeze
71 ● Jiro Dreams of Sushi
72 ● The Waiting Room
73 ● Office Space
74 ● Blade Runner (Final Cut Edition 2007)
75 ● Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
76 ● Blazing Saddles
77 ● Barbeque
78 ● Copenhagen
79 ● Urbanized
80 ● Hitch
81 ● Big Hero 6
82 ● One Hour Photo
83 ● Thanks for Sharing
84 ● Food Chains
85 ● Stand-Up Guys
86 ● In the Heat of the Night
87 ● Welcome to Woop Woop
88 ● Jimi: All Is By My Side
89 ● Hector and the Search for Happiness
90 ● Young Frankenstein
91 ● Jaws
92 ● When Harry Met Sally
93 ● Dirty Harry
94 ● Papadopoulos & Sons
95 ● Who the F**k is Arthur Fogel?
96 ● Charles Bradley: Soul of America
97 ● Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down Five to Go
98 ● American Experience: 1964
99 ● The Magnificent Seven
100 ● Quadrophenia
102 ● The Theory of Everything
101 ● Life Itself
103 ● Casino Royale (2006)
104 ● Bad Words
105 ● Barbarella
106 ● Rosewater
107 ● Being There
108 ● The Blues Brothers
109 ● Believe
110 ● Animal House
111 ● The Southampton Way
112 ● Marvellous
113 ● Samsara
114 ● Winnebago Man
115 ● Beetlejuice
116 ● We Cause Scenes
117 ● The November Man
118 ● Supermensch:- The Legend of Shep Gordon
119 ● Nazis at the Center of the Earth
120 ● Close Encounters of the Third Kind
121 ● My Old Lady
122 ● Love Me
123 ● St. Vincent
124 ● Feats First: The Life & Music of Lowell George
125 ● Cleanskin
126 ● Standby
127 ● Stretch
128 ● Atari: Game Over
129 ● Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream
130 ● Stripes
131 ● Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
132 ● Stripped
133 ● Galaxy Quest
134 ● Carry on Cruising
135 ● The Imitation Game
136 ● Mortdecai
137 ● Tak3n
138 ● The Re-Write
139 ● Night at the Museum 3
140 ● Men in Black 3
141 ● The Sand Pebbles
142 ● Lucy
143 ● Magic in the Moonlight
144 ● Carry On Cabby
145 ● Carry On Jack
146 ● Dear White People
147 ● Four Weddings and a Funeral
148 ● The Last Waltz
149 ● The Great Escape
150 ● Tony Benn: Will & Testament
151 ● American Sniper
152 ● John Wick
153 ● Hot Girls Wanted
154 ● The Hole
155 ● Inbetweeners 2
156 ● East is East
157 ● Can't Stop the Music
158 ● Three Amigos!
159 ● Top Five
160 ● Elsa and Fred
161 ● My Mistress
162 ● Life of Crime
163 ● Words & Pictures
164 ● Free the Nipple
165 ● The Cobbler
166 ● Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
167 ● Wedding Ringer
168 ● The Gambler
169 ● The Judge
170 ● Big Eyes
171 ● Foxcatcher
172 ● Breakfast at Tiffanys
173 ● Despicable Me 2
174 ● Focus
175 ● Kingsman: Secret Service
176 ● Jurassic Park
177 ● E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
178 ● Carry on Spying
179 ● Carry on Cleo
180 ● Carry on Cowboy
181 ● Carry on Screaming
182 ● A Beautiful Mind
183 ● Get On Up: The James Brown Story
184 ● Kidnapping Mr Heineken
185 ● Undertaking Betty
186 ● Fifty Shades of Grey
adding

187 ● Lovesick
So, recently I watched every single episode of "Friends" in a mindless binge spread over 3 months. My favourite character by far was Joey, and Matt LeBlanc's acting. Which I liked even more in "Episodes", which, if no-one has seen NEEDS to watched for its fantastic self-irreverential comedy. So, then we have "Lovesick" where LeBlanc plays another version of 'himself' again as a psychotic lover who believes all his girlfriends are cheating on him. It had its moments.
188 ● WarGames
Along with Saturday Night Fever, John Badham's other movie masterpiece IMHO, even if Ally Sheedy's character is so superfluous its untrue
189 ● Gascoigne
Nicely done documentary about the footballing (and public) life of England's most natural player in recent years

 5 
 on: Yesterday at 01:13:52 PM 
Started by rva - Last post by Dan
Well, probably when I was 23. :)

 6 
 on: Yesterday at 01:12:46 PM 
Started by Dan - Last post by Dan
Movies seen in 2015 (new movies in bold):
1. Hot Fuzz
2. Jennifer's Body
3. Almost Famous
4. How To Train Your Dragon 2
5. The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies
6. A Knight's Tale
7. The Imitation Game
8. In A World...
9. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

10. Grosse Pointe Blank
11. Casablanca
12. Snowpiercer
13. Whiplash

14. Hot Fuzz
15. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
16. Maleficent
17. Kingsman: The Secret Service
18. Galaxy Quest

19. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
20. They Came Together
21. Lucy
22. Lone Survivor

23. Get Shorty
24. John Wick
25. The Theory of Everything
26. Big Hero Six
27. Furious 7
28. Rosewater
29. Avengers: Age of Ultron
30. Gaslight
31. Dracula: Untold
32. Mad Max: Fury Road
33. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt 1

34. Field of Dreams
35. Fury
36. Top Five
37. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
38. For Love of the Game
39. The Wolfpack
40. A Deadly Adoption
41. A Most Violent Year
42. Jupiter Ascending


Jupiter Ascending was one of the worst films I have seen in a long time. I don't mean this is a silly-and-fun kind of way. I mean this in a trainwreck-and-disaster kind of way.

90% of the time, I had no idea what was happening, who the characters were, what they were doing, or what their motivations were.
80% of the time, the dialogue was solely in whispers. WHY?
70% of the time, the music should have been sweeping and dramatic, but instead was more orchestral comedy. Huh?
There was an entire sequence of bureaucracy which I think was supposed to be funny, but it was generally dumb. The following line of "I will never complain about the DMV again" was the most generic and lame line of dialogue possible.

Deep down somewhere was the general plot for a cool space movie but the Wachowski's totally missed the opportunity. I was impressed they even got this film funded and made if this was their final product.

On the plus side, I enjoyed watching Mila Kunis the whole time (the movie didn't suck because of her) and my g/f enjoyed watching Channing Tatum the whole time. So that's something.

 7 
 on: Yesterday at 11:20:07 AM 
Started by Kwyjibo - Last post by Kwyjibo
Troubled Hubble are breaking their hiatus with some recently announced tour dates for the fall.

troubledhubble.com

08.08.15  --  Amboy, IL --  White Buffalo Music Festival
09.05.15  --  Chicago, IL  --  Subterranean w/ Inspector Owl, Truman & His Trophy
09.06.15 -- Elgin, IL  --  Private Show
10.23.15  --  Dekalb, IL  -- The House Cafe
10.24.15  --  Milwaukee, WI  -- Club Garibaldi's Latest Flame Farewell Party

Julie and I are 95% decided to buy tickets for the Chicago show at Subterranean.  Hoping beyond hope this means new music from them on the horizon.

You can also buy their albums on bandcamp for $1.  Here

 8 
 on: Yesterday at 04:36:26 AM 
Started by Kwyjibo - Last post by Cockney Rebel
Sorry to hear this Trixi. Fuck cancer.

 9 
 on: Yesterday at 04:35:09 AM 
Started by c-lando - Last post by Cockney Rebel
"49 years of hurt"

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 on: Yesterday at 02:35:15 AM 
Started by c-lando - Last post by Zafer Kaya
I don't know what to make of Ellis.  Hard to get into that mindset.

Most people who are idiots stay that way, that's why they are idiots in the first place.  So it's amazing and admirable to me that you were able to go from idiot to sensible.  It takes guts to change a formation in the semi-finals of a World Cup. At the same time, how can I credit you for finally abandoning that stupid 4-4-2 tactic when everyone in the whole world has known it was wrong for ages?  You are now at the level-- miraculously-- that you should have been at in the first place.

Japan is one of the most enjoyable teams to watch in sports.  Not women's sports, or soccer, or whatever.  Just all sports, period.

Their technical skills are amazing, as is their organization.  I also like that they play the way they do not out of some aesthetic cultural thing, but because they have to.  They are not going to beat anyone in the air.  The only way they can win is for everyone to be able to pass and score and take advantage of numbers by swarming on defense, and on offense when they can.  It is very hard to be like all swarmy and hustle and yet still have discipline and technical skills and patience.

That's why I'm okay with the Japan-England result.  England didn't deserve to lose, but Japan didn't either.  Maybe in this one game England played better.   But give me Japan's style of play over England's semi-route 1 style (which in THIS game was correct because they had a physical advantage, but they would have been smoked by Germany or US) any day.

I secretly kind of hope Japan beats us, too.  I mean, I like US because I'm a USian and shizz so I can't go so far as to hope we lose. But any neutral should really be rooting for Japan.  It would just be kind of justice if they won.  It means more to them, it is probably better for the sport, and how can you begrudge them?

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