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Post » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:53 am

so there's this actor guy named ben stiller who consistently makes terrible movies (except for tropic thunder)
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Post » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:20 pm

God that actually sounds terrible. From the trailers, i sort of had the impression that it was a story of a guy finding himself or something - that he's off journeying, but learning about himself - ie something quite thought provoking/inner discovery.

Sounds about as deep as that Vince Vaughan movie where he's donated jizz 500 times and is now having his grown up jizzlings hunting him down - or any movie starring Adam Sandler or the guy from the Gigolo.
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Post » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:46 pm

Let's watch Ben Stiller do cool shit for 2 hours! Yeah, no thanks.
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Post » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:06 pm

I thought this film was a despicable corporate advert masquerading as a movie. Seriously, look at the stunning obvious product placement (eHarmony, that fast food chain), and the "message" was as twee as a Mastercard advert.

On facebook, a girl said this was the best film she had seen in a long time and ended the post with "How are you living your life?". I've learnt over the years to keep my opinion to myself, but I felt some of the old dumbo rage well up.

I also only watched this film because years ago, Bongo called me Walter Mitty, and I had no idea what that meant, but now that I do, fuck you Bongo!
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Post » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:12 pm

It reminded me a lot of Adam Sandler's attempts at serious movies.

I didn't feel it was a complete waste of my time, but that's probably because I was really hungover or something.
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Post » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:34 pm

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I also only watched this film because years ago, Bongo called me Walter Mitty, and I had no idea what that meant, but now that I do, fuck you Bongo!
lol, but you have to appreciate insults that are dropped into a bottle and thrown into the e-ocean to be found later.
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Post » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:49 pm

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Post » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:01 pm

Holy shit. I completely forgot about Mystery Men too ..... downloading!
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Post » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:33 am

I watched this over the weekend with the wife (as several of her friends said it was great and she wanted to see it)- so i grabbed a copy and to be honest, I quite enjoyed it.

When you look at the plot as spelled out by Hobbit, it's ridiculous yeah - the whole e-harmony character was a joke - and the overtly douchey douchebag with the beard - but i actually did enjoy it, and i thought the final scene with the long lost cover did actually work really nicely.

I just felt that it had a good vibe running through it, and it's not the kind of story i'd pick apart as being contrived etc because of course it was, but it didnt overly detract from it. This was probably helped along by some of that amazing scenery from Iceland/Greenland. I thought Sean Penn's character in it was quite cool too - i liked that element, and his link to Walter.

I particularly liked that drunk helicopter pilot and that scene in the bar - made me want to watch something based in Iceland/Greenland.

I'd give it a solid 3 stars
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