October 23rd, 2013 at 11:14 AM ^

I suppose we can let a few of these through on a bye week....

The clip of them smoking crack on the set made me laugh out loud. Maybe that makes me a terrible person..."That is JUST refreshing!"


October 23rd, 2013 at 11:32 AM ^

I generally don't go to movies, just because for the most part they were terrible for so long.  But I thought the last Avengers movie was incredible, and looking at some other trailers I wonder if the renaissance we've seen in television/cable writing is working its way through movieland.

Burgundy is exempt from all that, of course.  He's his own island.


October 23rd, 2013 at 1:40 PM ^

The only movie where I actually walked out of the theater because it was so bad. I was actually trying to kill some time before catching flight, but I decided I rather sit and wait at the airport.


October 23rd, 2013 at 12:36 PM ^

Actually, I don't know that I'd say at all. Because I prefer Brando to DeNiro, and I think the end mirrors the first too much. But the argument can and has successfully been made.

But if we were going outside of comedy we could probably find lots of them. The Empire Strikes Back. Lots of superhero movies (X-Men 2, Spiderman 2, The Dark Knight). Etc.  I think it's harder to do in comedy because comedy is fresh and new laughs, rather than storytelling, so the original has an advantage.


October 25th, 2013 at 7:18 AM ^

Godfather III gets such a bad rap because as a sequel it gets compared to two of the best movies ever made.  Godfather III when compared to most other films that come out of Hollywood, it's not too bad.

It does provide quantitative and definitive proof that Sofia Coppola should stick to directing and never, ever, take a shot at acting again.....ever.