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PC Board OT Thread Take 4 

Post#1 » by Clyde Frazier » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:32 pm

A fresh start for the OT thread. Unfortunately we can't link to the old ones. No one here is in trouble, but I can't elaborate beyond that. Continue!
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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 

Post#2 » by eminence » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:00 am

Mysterious...

And you kids these days have such strange taste in movies
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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 

Post#3 » by trex_8063 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:05 am

Man, they should really do away with the fan vote for the All-Star game (or at least do more to minimize its effect on roster selection.....make worth only 10% [or 5%] or something).
I admit some of my disgust is related to being a Jazz fan, but seriously........

Rudy Gobert is once again not even in the top 10 among Western Conference frontcourt players, while 7th thru 10th in votes are (respectively):
*Krystaps Porzingis (who has [would it be fair to say?] somewhat underperformed expectation [and missed 6 of 37 games, fwiw])
**the aging husk of Carmelo Anthony (who didn't even have a contract until about 6 weeks ago)
***Brandon Ingram (OK, him I will at least concede is a reasonable All-Star selection)
****Dwight Howard (and his 19.6 mpg)

Donovan Mitchell is 7th among guards in the West, behind Steph Curry (who's played just 4 games for the team with the worst record in the league---->he's 4th in votes, naturally) and Alex Caruso (19.4 mpg), to name but a couple "questionable" inclusions.

Kyrie Irving is 2nd among backcourt players in the East, despite the fact that he's played just 11 (of 36) games so far, and the Nets have been better without him. Derrick Rose is 4th, ahead of guys like Jaylen Brown, Bradley Beal, and Ben Simmons.

Tacko Fall is 6th among all Eastern Conference frontcourt players. Don't know who that is? That's because he's played a grand total of 21 minutes this season for the Celtics.......and he's 6th.


If this doesn't underscore how questionable the "value" of an All-Star selection is in ranking criteria, I don't know what does.
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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 

Post#4 » by Dr Spaceman » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:45 pm

eminence wrote:Mysterious...

And you kids these days have such strange taste in movies

What are some recent movies you enjoy?
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Post#5 » by Zeitgeister » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:58 pm

I'm not sure where to post this but Elgee and Drza had a very nice podcast about a subject that has been of intense debate over the years, Duncan vs KG.

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/thinking-basketball-podcast/e/66490146?autoplay=true
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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 

Post#6 » by eminence » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:14 pm

Dr Spaceman wrote:
eminence wrote:Mysterious...

And you kids these days have such strange taste in movies

What are some recent movies you enjoy?


Mostly watch kids movies these days (and exclusively at home), with Spider-verse and Coco the two recent standouts. Outside that... hmm, I liked The Last Black Man in San Francisco.
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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 

Post#7 » by Colbinii » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:21 pm

eminence wrote:
Dr Spaceman wrote:
eminence wrote:Mysterious...

And you kids these days have such strange taste in movies

What are some recent movies you enjoy?


Mostly watch kids movies these days (and exclusively at home), with Spider-verse and Coco the two recent standouts. Outside that... hmm, I liked The Last Black Man in San Francisco.


Spider-verse was amazing.

Did you see Big Hero 6 or Inside Out?
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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 

Post#8 » by Dr Spaceman » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:23 pm

eminence wrote:
Dr Spaceman wrote:
eminence wrote:Mysterious...

And you kids these days have such strange taste in movies

What are some recent movies you enjoy?


Mostly watch kids movies these days (and exclusively at home), with Spider-verse and Coco the two recent standouts. Outside that... hmm, I liked The Last Black Man in San Francisco.


Spider-verse is a masterpiece and imo one of the greatest movies ever made, period.

Curious what movies people like that you’re confused by.
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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 

Post#9 » by eminence » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:23 pm

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eminence wrote:
Dr Spaceman wrote:What are some recent movies you enjoy?


Mostly watch kids movies these days (and exclusively at home), with Spider-verse and Coco the two recent standouts. Outside that... hmm, I liked The Last Black Man in San Francisco.


Spider-verse was amazing.

Did you see Big Hero 6 or Inside Out?


I have, liked Inside Out pretty well, Big Hero 6 pretty meh from me. Liked Moana, who doesn't love a big singing crab?
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Re: PC Board OT Thread Take 4 

Post#10 » by eminence » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:35 pm

Dr Spaceman wrote:
eminence wrote:
Dr Spaceman wrote:What are some recent movies you enjoy?


Mostly watch kids movies these days (and exclusively at home), with Spider-verse and Coco the two recent standouts. Outside that... hmm, I liked The Last Black Man in San Francisco.


Spider-verse is a masterpiece and imo one of the greatest movies ever made, period.

Curious what movies people like that you’re confused by.


Haven't seen Parasite, but have never enjoyed his other stuff.

Midsommar is just way outside of my interests.

Once Upon a Time was... Umm interesting I guess? Tarantino went too far down the rabbit hole imo.

I don't remember which other movies were discussed and can't find the thread :)
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Post#11 » by Dr Spaceman » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:07 pm

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Haven't seen Parasite, but have never enjoyed his other stuff. )


I haven’t either but I will soon. I thought Snowpiercer was solid, although my friends in college at the time all talked it up like it was the most mind-bending philosophical world-changing tale ever and I was pretty disappointed after that buildup. Just a solid movie with an interesting premise.

eminence wrote: Midsommar is just way outside of my interests.


Fair enough. The response has been messy. It’s extremely polarizing. I will say I think the main reason for this is that the movie has been extremely mis-read and Mis-marketed. I don’t view it as a “breakup movie” nor as a “folk horror” per se. I even disagree with the director himself about a lot of stuff he’s said about this movie.

What it is is just a really really powerful extended metaphor for dealing with grief and trauma, and specifically a cautionary tale about what happens when you don’t have a (proper) support network or the space to express those emotions rather than stuffing them down, and even further how American culture generally pushes people to stifle and repress and not seek support.. It basically went after a similar message as Joker but did it in a much more engaging and thoughtful way, and without the heavy-handed political messaging and crushing darkness (Midsommar is actually quite funny in places).

I have A LOT fo thoughts on Midsommar, favorite movie of 2019 so far, but I get that it’s just not everyone’s cup of tea.

eminence wrote:Once Upon a Time was... Umm interesting I guess? Tarantino went too far down the rabbit hole imo. )


Were you a fan of his previous works? I actually feel like it was QT at his least indulgent... there was a genuine affection for the characters here that I think is pretty rare from Tarantino.

eminence wrote:I don't remember which other movies were discussed and can't find the thread :)


Other favorites of the year for me were Little Women, Knives Out, Ad Astra, John Wick 3, Avengers Endgame, Toy Story 4. Haven’t seen Uncut Gems or the Lighthouse but after I do I’ll make a top 10 list.
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Post#12 » by GSP » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:13 pm

Memories of Murder is a must watch and Bongs best. It's arguably the greatest Korean movie ever

It's basically a Korean version of Finchers Zodiac. Actually since it came out years before it's better to say Zodiac is an American Memories of Murder
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Post#13 » by eminence » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:08 pm

Dr Spaceman wrote:
eminence wrote:
Haven't seen Parasite, but have never enjoyed his other stuff. )


I haven’t either but I will soon. I thought Snowpiercer was solid, although my friends in college at the time all talked it up like it was the most mind-bending philosophical world-changing tale ever and I was pretty disappointed after that buildup. Just a solid movie with an interesting premise.

eminence wrote:Once Upon a Time was... Umm interesting I guess? Tarantino went too far down the rabbit hole imo. )


Were you a fan of his previous works? I actually feel like it was QT at his least indulgent... there was a genuine affection for the characters here that I think is pretty rare from Tarantino.

eminence wrote:I don't remember which other movies were discussed and can't find the thread :)


Other favorites of the year for me were Little Women, Knives Out, Ad Astra, John Wick 3, Avengers Endgame, Toy Story 4. Haven’t seen Uncut Gems or the Lighthouse but after I do I’ll make a top 10 list.


I liked Uncut Gems decently well (agreed with others that KG was great). Need to see Little Women for sure. Wick/Avengers/Toy Story all decent. Haven't seen the other two.

The only Tarantino movies I can say I genuinely like are the 1st two (Pulp/Dawgs), never seen Jackie.

Lol, my least favorite part of Snowpiercer was talking about it.

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Post#14 » by GSP » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:12 pm

When Harry Met Sally is the only good romcom thats ever existed

prove me wrong
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Post#15 » by eminence » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:17 pm

Does the 40 Year Old Virgin count?
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Post#16 » by GSP » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:24 pm

eminence wrote:Does the 40 Year Old Virgin count?


Nah since its not good :lol: :lol:
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Post#17 » by eminence » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:30 pm

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eminence wrote:Does the 40 Year Old Virgin count?


Nah since its not good :lol: :lol:


Good, probably not, I usually laugh though.

It's a tough genre to define, there are some decent movies who ride the line on if they are or aren't a part of it - eg The Princess Bride (which is more than decent). Watched High Fidelity recently and didn't hate it. City Lights is undeniably a classic.

Lots of bad rom-coms for sure though.
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Post#18 » by Zeitgeister » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:52 pm

500 Days of Summer is a good romcom.
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Post#19 » by E-Balla » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:00 am

GSP wrote:
eminence wrote:Does the 40 Year Old Virgin count?


Nah since its not good :lol: :lol:

I'm guessing you're not a fan of Knocked Up or Forgetting Sarah Marshall either.
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Post#20 » by GSP » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:12 am

E-Balla wrote:
GSP wrote:
eminence wrote:Does the 40 Year Old Virgin count?


Nah since its not good :lol: :lol:

I'm guessing you're not a fan of Knocked Up or Forgetting Sarah Marshall either.


Not a fan of Forgetting Sarah Marshall at all. Never saw Knocked Up. From the trailers i knew i wouldnt like it and i cant stand Rogen (outside of his performance in Pineapple Express) or Heigl either

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