Once again, karaoke saves the day.
I saw karaoke heckling start a small bar riot, true story.
I think me shit-talking this movie after a friend made me watch it was a significant contributor to us no longer being friends.
Judging by this clip, which I only watched half of, I don't think the friendship was worth it, unless s/he had weed.
|Scrotum H. Vainglorious |
Isn't this a Michael Bay turd?
Some guy named Dave McNally, but Jerry Bruckheimer produced and he's pretty much the Michael Bay of the 90s.
Johnny Knoxville as "college guy" is probably the most notable person involved.
Wasn't Michael Bay the Michael Bay of the 90s?
I guess he was already doing stuff back then, wasn't he? I've never seen a Michael Bay movie, and I also always confuse him with Uwe Boll.
I'll give Michael Bay this much, The Rock was pretty good. Although, Sean Connery being an absolute badass will help most any movie.
I really liked Pain and Gain. I know I'm in the minority by saying that, but it was completely out of Bay's normal element, a good (true) story, and if you watch Wolf of Wall Street, there's a lot of stylistic similarities between the two. But Bay's film gets panned because it's Michael Bay.. what can he do besides explosions and special effects? And Scorcese's film is nominated for an Oscar, probably should have won.
"Has a sense of humour" is a difficult phrase for me. How do you define that? There are lots of people who make jokes that aren't funny and refuse to laugh at ones that are because, c'mon guys, be serious. Those people do not have a sense of humour, I think. There are other people that just recycle jokes they see on Simpsons / Seinfeld / whatever. I would say those people do not have a sense of humour as well. In order to be fairly said to have a sense of humour, I think you have to legitimately be able to see the humour in a given situation as well as have the creativity and, where necessary, humility to make jokes about or laugh about them.
I've seen the vast majority of Uwe Boll's movies, including Postal, Postal with the commentary track on, Blubberella, and perhaps most importantly, the "comedy edit" of House of the Dead. I say most importantly because that edit came out well after Boll had established his reputation and the movie itself had been thoroughly trashed, but none of the jokes in the movie were about how bad anything Boll was responsible for. They were mainly jokes about his actors, jokes about zombies in general, etc. Boll sees no humour in his filmmaking talents and legitimately thinks he's a brilliant auteur. Furthermore, Postal is an ugly, mean, and unfunny movie that's near his worst and Blubberella, also mean and ugly, is agonizing in how pointlessly it goes after one tired fat joke after another. The Disaster Movie-type spoof movies are legitimately far funnier than Boll's comedies. Uwe Boll has no sense of humour.
I think that's Michael Bay taking the picture at 1:02.. did I just watch this again to pinpoint that shot? Why yes I did.
I will always argue that Roland Emmerich is worse than Michael Bay.
Big time. Bay's movies are predictable (except for Pain and Gain) popcorn movies and he knows it. It's like going to a Fast and Furious movie that has bicycles instead of cars. If you walk out of the theatre disappointed because they were trying a different approach, it's kind of your own fault for complaining that it's always the same formula.
I'll admit that I turn on Bad Boys II, usually when I'm semi-drunk and just want something stupid to fall asleep to. It's dumb, but quotable and frankly it's a lot of fun. Emmerich, on the other hand, takes his pieces of shit seriously.
With the exception of Stargate. That's still a good movie.
I was going to say, Stargate had enough going for it it still holds together fairly well. I also dug a lot of the ensuing TV series.
I never really avoided his movies until 2012, if that's the one with John Cusak. The promo clip where he and his family escape in a car/limo as the city crashes around them was like a Rube Goldberg Warner Bros cartoon. Even as an attempt to just look cool or fun, it completely failed. That ten minutes of stuff falling over and exploding was like hearing a comedian that used to be at least okay recite nothing but 4th grade puns.
I forgot Bay did Stargate and The Rock, but of which are far from good but are pretty entertaining. I've never really avoided his pre-Transformers movies, I just haven't bothered to see most of them.
Actually, Stargate's not even all that bad, it's got some stuff going for it.
No, no. Roland Emmerich did Stargate, not Michael Bay. Completely different schlock director.
Can't stop the moonlight!
|infinite zest |
A girl I used to bartend with turned out getting a job at the Coyote Ugly in Milwaukee, leaving me and my divebar for, well at least she wouldn't get assholes tipping a single penny for 0 tabs... I never went in but I assumed it was like those Cheers bars you see at airports with the animatronic Norms and Cliffs sitting at the bar conversing. I'd sit next to a robot Piper Parabo.. Piper Parobot
Hold up, there's a place with animatronic Norms?
Probably not anymore. Wendt and Ratzenberger sued the "Cheers" bars in airports for putting robots in that would engage in banter when people got close to them. It went all the way to the Supreme Court who refused to hear the case. They called the bots "Hank" and "Bob," and after 8 years of law-talkin' stuff, they settled out of court.
I don't know if they're still around, but if Chuck E. Cheese can't make a buck off of animatronic robots, I bet these airport bars pulled their own contraptions after a while (assuming the settlement didn't force the issue).
The Cheers bars are still around. They're now owned by the Marriot hotel chain and the plan is to stick them in hotels throughout the world. No idea about the Norm and Cliff bots, though. My google search for more information just turned up the beautiful headline, "Norm and Cliff Fight Cheers Robots."
I saw one of these places in an airport a few years ago but I didn't know about the robots or I'd have gone in for sure.
Yeah the Cheers bots were awesome.. when I was a kid we'd always go to LaCrosse Wisconsin to visit my grandparents and transfer at Minneapolis/St. Paul. They were there, although my dad had to go in with me as I was like 10 years old. There was also a full arcade next to it with like 5 pinball machines, the TMNT arcade game and a bunch of other stuff. Last time I was headed through that airport I was in a hurry, but I didn't see Cheers or the arcade room. Nazis, I tell ya.
|That guy |
This is the first time I've seen flaunted female sexuality cause peace at a bar. Women ARE magic, right Gina Wendkos, writer of Coyote Ugly, Princess Diaries and Princess Diaries 2??
|Jet Bin Fever |
Judging by how many times she touches her hair in this scene, she's the proto-Kristin Stewart.
I loved how all the ads for this movie were targeted at guys, flaunting the sexy bar dancing actresses in it, particularly Tyra Banks (who had I think a total of four minutes of screen time in the whole movie) and it turned out to be a total chick flick.
I actually enjoyed it, and to this day it remains a guilty pleasure of mine. I keep the DVD hidden under my dresser, along with my copy of Josie and the Pussycats, starring Rachel Leigh Cook and Tara Reid.
To this day, this is the only good thing to ever come out of "Coyote Ugly"
All these sailors were trying to fight the moonlight. But it turns out you can't do that.
guilty pleasure is right.
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