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monkeyfoot 12/30/2012 5:25:16 AM

 Agree totally with Wise and Wish.

Saw Les Miz last night. Though I'm not sure I liked everyone singing live rather than synching to recorded versions of their voices. I still loved it. There were times I thought I would've directed the actors or a scene differently but I was still brought to tears by the end. I saw an older woman crying too as we exited the theater so I quickly wiped mine away. I'm a man dammit......sniff...

Probably see Django tomorrow.

ponyboy76 12/30/2012 6:03:15 AM

 I was going to respond to redvector's comments but Shogun said it all. The fact that 2 other movies with violence were released this week and no negative comment about them speaks volumes.  I am really looking forward to seeing this although I would have loved to see Will Smith in the role just to get him away from all these super safe PC roles. Something raw like this would have been great for him.  

Wiseguy 12/30/2012 6:39:31 AM

Wait a minute.......Braveheart is a trilogy?

WarCry 12/30/2012 9:37:40 AM

  there was nothing any of these guys did COMBINED that's any worse than what anything Mel Gibson does on a lazy Saturday night. But that does not prevent anyone from still watching a Lethal Weapon movie or any of the Braveheart Trilogy when it comes on TNT.


Haven't seen Django yet (not sure if I will, trying to decide; me and Tarantino don't get along so well, but that's why I read reviews and comments, to get a feel), but I wanted to point out one thing here:

While folks might still watch Gibson's older stuff, the personal stuff he's gone through HAS affected his audience. Since the 2006 rant that really (apparently) pulled he mask off him, he's had 2 movies released that he starred in:

Edge of Darkness - $80MM budget, $43MM domestic box office

The Beaver - never even given a wide release (and it had Jodie Foster!), $970M box office based on $21MM budget

Mel Gibson used to be a name that would put butts in the theater seats. To try and write off the damage done by him being a tool in his private life is underselling the public awareness of him.

Jamie Foxx is in danger of becoming irrelevant before he's really even peaked for the same reason. He has every right to say and feel whatever he thinks, but he's putting his career at risk because directors aren't thrilled about hiring bad-press magnets.

Wiseguy 12/30/2012 9:58:03 AM

What did Jamie Foxx say that has everybody up in arms?

Btw most of Hollywood is liberal so if that affects your enjoyment of films then you need to find anither source of entertainment.

hanso 12/30/2012 10:43:08 AM

 I suggest porn.

monkeyfoot 12/30/2012 11:02:07 AM

 Hanso, LOL!

Well I imagine porn actors are pretty liberal too.

Or is that pretty lubed?

Shogunn2517 12/30/2012 12:47:24 PM

 Wise, the Braveheart trilogy is a crack about the Mel Gibson formula in historical epic movies. 

Whatever Jamie Foxx did stems from a dumb joke he said at an awards show, which didn't disparage anyone other than maybe a all black audience. 

fatpantz 12/30/2012 12:59:58 PM

On his SNL monologue, he refers to Obama as a saviour to the people and jokes that in his new movie he gets to go around and kill all the white people.  Big fn deal, he is a comedian...If Dave Chappelle had made the same comment in one of his skits everyone would be laughing and saying "oh that Dave Chappelle, he's so crazy". 

I am a Canadian and honestly, from the outside all I ever see in the US is hating over religious and political differences.  Maybe you all should just be like Korea and split North and South again.

....And boom goes the dynamite.

Wiseguy 12/30/2012 3:16:31 PM

I saw the SNL monologue and although not real funny it is still just jokes. People need to lighten up. You can't cry that political correctness has gone overboard but then call for it when you're at the other end of the joke or the joke bothers you.

I was never a big fan but it's mostly stemming from me thinking he was lame as hell going back to his In Living Color days, not to mention his semi-retarded look which I find distracting. But he was decent in this film and has been in some others as well

I'll have to search for the joke Shogun is referring to


fatpantz we already are like the Koreas...we're split from you. Just you wait til we decide to force a unification

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