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I've a movie assignment
 

offline Tony Danza from Bright Moon on 2018-08-17 01:44 [#02558714]
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I fuckin' hate when a friend or acquaintance gives me a
movie assignment - like not only, oh, you have to watch
_______ and here's why, but, maybe you'll see it before we
meet again so we can discuss it, ha ha only serious!

Anyways now I have to watch John Wick. :-((((


 

offline Zephyr Twin from ΔΔΔ on 2018-08-17 03:32 [#02558719]
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I thought it was okay, for a mindless action flick. The fact
that they're making a trilogy out of it is the most
ridiculous thing I've ever heard in my life, though.


 

offline mohamed on 2018-08-17 06:10 [#02558723]
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well, he didnt ask you to go break stones with a hammer


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-08-17 08:26 [#02558726]
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Here's your notes so you don't have to watch the movie, it's
positive enough that you won't have to explain anything and
covers the main things people like about the movie. Just
repeat this to them, slap them on the back and walk away
immediately while laughing and they'll never question that
you didn't watch the movie.

"Haha yes it was good! I would do the same for [beloved pet
name]. The nightclub is the best scene, so kinetic and
visceral. Glad game of thrones got what he deserved, I can't
stand animal cruelty and [partner or family member] was
nearly in tears! It's refreshing to see an action movie try
to straddle the line between genuine tension and silly
hyper-realism, I can see why someone as smart as you would
like it. That choreography? Very impressive, from my
experience doing [martial art or weapons training] you can
really tell Keanu Reeves did a lot of shooting and punching.
The cinematography was really nice, what a well made movie,
you have great taste and are a cinephile. I heard they did a
sequel, let's check that out next friend."


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2018-08-17 08:55 [#02558727]
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LAZY_TITLE


 

offline big from lsg on 2018-08-17 10:41 [#02558730]
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it's rude and it would be a nice thing to point this out.

but maybe the friend is too hopeless. i'd also blame the
parents.

anyway, related, i happened to have just written a blog
about this (about how great I am):

My dad had his birthday, yay.

I gifted him The Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemisin. This because
he said the other day he's not into fantasy. That something
that makes me stubborn, especially because he's a fan of
Lord of the Rings and Song of Ice and Fire.

And i gifted him this, because I don't gift political books.
Or rather: I don't gift people my political stance.

But that doesn't mean I don't recommend certain books. So it
made me happy when he said he was happy I'd recommended him
Adults in the Room, by Varoufakis. And I'm happy he read all
of Naomi Klein's No Is Not Enough. So now I made the
collection complete by recommending Chomsky's Who Rules the
World. Some time ago I got him a subscription to "The Left
Cheek", the magazine of the spiritual workgroup with the
same name of the political party GreenLeft.

So a complete leftist body of work.

Is an accompanying vote advice an inappropiate birthday
gift?



 

offline Tony Danza from Bright Moon on 2018-08-17 14:11 [#02558740]
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Zephyr twin - he must be REALLY mad about that dog

mohamed- I would have preferred breaking rocks tbh

Indeksikal - I can see why someone as smart as you would
like it.
- with one data point, you have profiled him
perfectly (wears a Rick and Morty hat). do you work for
facebook

hyperflake - lol

big - so you've gifted your dad Earth Mourn - Endubis'
Lament (from the Memory of a Future Fable series) (©
SignedUpToLOL, 2018)

I sent my mom a playlist of Sam Harris DESTROYS liberals
with LOGIC and REASON


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-08-17 14:32 [#02558741]
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Ah yes I have to watch Sleuth (original movie based
on the play). I have it recorded but every time i give I a
go I find that I’m not in the “mood”.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-08-17 16:00 [#02558743]
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I recommended that friend the NTS Session and he loves it.
Talked about Jacob’s Ladder and he watched it. Feeling a
little pressure.


 

offline Zephyr Twin from ΔΔΔ on 2018-08-17 18:43 [#02558751]
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I have a question.

Why are you friends with someone who wears a Rick & Morty
hat? Or was this the or acquaintance scenario?


 

offline SignedUpToLOL from Zuckuss fanfiction (United Kingdom) on 2018-08-17 18:48 [#02558752]
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If you use the word "gift" as a fucking verb once more I
will gift you my fist.


 

offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2018-08-17 18:52 [#02558753]
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You all have to watch shakes the clown


 

offline Tony Danza from Bright Moon on 2018-08-17 19:50 [#02558759]
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big mood


 

offline Tony Danza from Bright Moon on 2018-08-17 19:57 [#02558760]
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family friend, our kids and wifes play together sometimes

he's not a bad guy really, good dad, has some chud traits,
watches youtubers yelling about star wars and that


 

offline Tony Danza from Bright Moon on 2018-08-17 20:00 [#02558762]
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how can we turn "gift" back into a noun??? oh I know,
"gifting"


 

offline Tony Danza from Bright Moon on 2018-08-17 20:04 [#02558763]
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I might check it out, I really liked his Willow Creek
bigfoot movie, horror with some black comedy elements. avoid
spoilers and go see it immediately if you haven't. now
you've an assignment lol


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2018-08-17 20:05 [#02558764]
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LAZY_TITLE

Crispin glover essay on Spielberg


 

offline big from lsg on 2018-08-17 21:27 [#02558770]
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what's the right verb for giving a gift?

lol @ tony's playlist


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-08-17 21:34 [#02558771]
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What do you mean?


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-08-17 22:34 [#02558776]
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Actually I don’t have people giving me assignments, and
sometimes it’s hard, but I try to embrace recommendations
by friends. Of course if this really is an assignment then I
hope it goes big ways, and it could be a fun exercise.


 

offline Portnoy on 2018-08-17 23:00 [#02558778]
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I generally don’t like being given suggestions. With the
rare exception of trusted sources. I’d rather pick it from
somewhere and create an organic attachment to it, rather
than friend ‘a’ says it’s good, already you are
pressured to like it a little. I often say … sure…I’ll
give it a watch or a listen. But I rarely do. An assignment,
what a shlep. On top of that, I also watched John Wick based
on someone’s recommendation and ended up liking it. It’s
completely over the top. I liked the humanity of the Yakuza
boss and great disappointment at having to put a hit out on
John Wick based on his idiot son's actions. *spoiler* They
just had to kill the puppy.



 

offline Portnoy on 2018-08-17 23:02 [#02558779]
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sorry dude was Russian, apparently new one might be in Japan


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-08-17 23:07 [#02558781]
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Personally it depends who recommends something. And of
course being brutally honest I do sigh most of the time.

Portos as long as it’s not hiding w “I find things by
myself” kind of thing. Which I’ll admit being guilty off
really. It’s wrong though.


 

offline Tony Danza from Bright Moon on 2018-08-17 23:12 [#02558783]
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I think I'll end up liking it, it seems like one of those
old John Woo bullet ballets.


 

offline Portnoy on 2018-08-17 23:47 [#02558787]
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"Portos as long as it’s not hiding w “I find things by
myself” kind of thing. Which I’ll admit being guilty off

really. It’s wrong though. "

I like discovering new things from other people. I am trying
to articulate something about musical discovery and the
kinds of attachments we form to it but I just realised that
I have take a massive piss.


 

offline big from lsg on 2018-08-18 03:47 [#02558792]
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my art or media consumption is this big life story, for me,
so i just want to consume something that fits in with the
rest i'm consuming at that moment. the recommendations
rarely fit in at the given moment.


 

offline big from lsg on 2018-08-18 03:49 [#02558793]
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and internet is great, cause there's always people talking
about what you just consumed, if you want to hear about
other's opinions


 

offline Tony Danza from Bright Moon on 2018-08-18 04:50 [#02558794]
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I get that, I'm often following a theme, and distractions
from the theme are an annoyance. Although I'm always up for
a good horror movie no matter what. maybe... that's my
theme...


 

offline big from lsg on 2018-08-18 11:14 [#02558799]
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john wick is just a cool action flick. very asian.

it's no mad max: fury road, or anything (which i highly
recommend)

nice that you get it. yeah: themes


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-08-18 12:41 [#02558800]
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Ha ha!

Yeah you’ve just explained why people give us assignments
in a way.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-08-18 12:42 [#02558801]
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“Portos” was a typo btw, my dear musketeer!


 

offline Portnoy on 2018-08-19 01:13 [#02558860]
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Yes I know, I liked it. It warms me that you referred to me
as “my dear musketeer”, as someone also referred to me
as their dear earlier in the night, unexpectedly so. I know
dears are thrown about easily but both felt nice. Thanks.

Also, themes.


 


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