Morrissey's Recent Activity

  1. Morrissey replied to the thread Movie Uncut Gems (Safdie Brothers, December 13, 2019).

    Comparing this to American Beauty is a terrible insult.

    May 25, 2020 at 7:42 PM
  2. Morrissey replied to the thread Movie Uncut Gems (Safdie Brothers, December 13, 2019).

    It is a movie with very high meme potential.

    May 25, 2020 at 4:22 PM
  3. Morrissey replied to the thread Movies That Didn’t Actually Happen.

    Someone once asked Michael Caine if he had seen Jaws: The Revenge. He said no, but he had seen the house he bought with the money he received. It is a lot harder to know if a film is going to be any good if you are an actor. If you only ever accepted roles with established master directors, no one would ever be able to get their career going.

    May 24, 2020 at 5:44 PM
  4. Morrissey replied to the thread Movies That Didn’t Actually Happen.

    I wonder if filmmakers would prefer that their movie is remembered poorly or not remembered at all.

    May 24, 2020 at 4:17 PM
  5. Morrissey replied to the thread Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread.

    It is underrated in that it was much better than the Oscar bait it was lumped in with. It is overrated in that so many people had this observation that it started to cease to be underrated.

    May 24, 2020 at 9:34 AM
  6. Morrissey replied to the thread Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread.

    I remember Reverse Shot calling Moneyball the most overrated underrated film, and it is a perfect description.

    May 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM
  7. Morrissey replied to the thread The Theme Park Thread.

    I bought a balaclava today in anticipation of eventually going back. I have been maskless because I have not really gone anywhere.

    May 23, 2020 at 6:08 PM
  8. Morrissey replied to the thread Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread.

    [MEDIA] I really wish they wouldn't bring it back.

    May 23, 2020 at 4:16 PM
  9. Morrissey replied to the thread Unpopular Entertainment Opinions.

    I've never heard of 99 percent of the movie stars people on this forum get excited about.

    May 23, 2020 at 1:33 PM
  10. Morrissey replied to the thread Unpopular Entertainment Opinions.

    Shutter Island is among Scorsese's worst. Boxcar Bertha is probably the champion, but that has the excuse of being early contract work. Scorsese has been on his best streak in a long time since then, though.

    May 23, 2020 at 12:07 PM
  11. Morrissey replied to the thread Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread.

    Say it is good in the Unpopular Opinions Thread.

    May 23, 2020 at 10:11 AM
  12. Morrissey replied to the thread Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread.

    Another reason I am not in a rush to go to theaters is that the new trend of recliners has led to my falling asleep at the last two movies I went to see. If I ever meet Terrence Malick or Greta Gerwig in person I will have to apologize.

    May 23, 2020 at 8:19 AM
  13. Morrissey replied to the thread The Theme Park Thread.

    I am surprised Volcano Bay is part of it. How does that work? Are people expected to wear a mask walking between rides?

    May 23, 2020 at 6:57 AM
  14. Morrissey replied to the thread Movie Downsizing (Alexander Payne, December 22, 2017).

    We haven't heard about anything new from Payne since this one. I wonder how badly it damaged his career.

    May 22, 2020 at 11:17 PM
  15. Morrissey replied to the thread Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread.

    I feel like we won that battle. People started to see through his act during The Dark Knight Rises and especially Interstellar. Denis Villeneuve is the dangerous cinematic charlatan right now.

    May 22, 2020 at 10:55 PM
  16. Morrissey replied to the thread Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread.

    The only thing that really makes going back to a movie theater tempting is the popcorn. Whether you make it yourself or out of a microwave bag, it never tastes the same.

    May 22, 2020 at 8:49 PM
  17. Morrissey replied to the thread Irresistible (Jon Stewart,June 26,2020).

    It looks like two hours of shooting fish in a barrel. Stewart's brand of political commentary really hasn't aged well.

    May 22, 2020 at 2:06 PM
  18. Morrissey replied to the thread Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread.

    The Trip to Greece is good. It is like catching up on old friends every few years. A shame they are ending it.

    May 22, 2020 at 1:43 PM
  19. Morrissey replied to the thread Video Game Video Games.

    Mass Effect 3 is still a great game even if the ending is underwhelming.

    May 22, 2020 at 9:39 AM
  20. Morrissey replied to the thread Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread.

    We need some sort of header at the top of threads that explains the difference between objectivity and subjectivity. Objectivity: "The movie is 200 minutes long." Subjectivity: "The movie is too long." Objectivity: "Meryl Streep won awards for this role." Subjectivity: "Meryl Streep was great in that role." Objectivity: "That movie had a 25 percent on Metacritic." Subjectivity: "That movie is really bad." If the words being used are phrases that indicate subjectivity, the statement is subjective. "That movie was bad" and "I think that movie was bad" mean the same thing, but the former is more concise and stronger writing. If someone says a movie is bad, it doesn't invalidate your opinion that a movie was great. It doesn't matter if you have an opinion that the vast majority of people agree with (saying Citizen Kane is a great movie) or an opinion most people would disagree with (saying Citizen Kane is a bad movie). Whether or not people take your view seriously is another matter, but that comes down to a lot of other factors.

    May 22, 2020 at 5:55 AM
  21. Morrissey replied to the thread Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread.

    Why would you say that?

    May 22, 2020 at 5:47 AM
  22. Morrissey replied to the thread Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread.

    Drive was slightly less bad than Neon Demon and Only God Forgives.

    May 21, 2020 at 8:35 PM
  23. Morrissey replied to the thread Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread.

    One of the worst films ever made.

    May 21, 2020 at 7:20 PM
  24. Morrissey replied to the thread Unpopular Entertainment Opinions.

    Flawed characters and/or anti-heroes are often some of the most fascinating protagonists. It gets to the heart of humans and their morality more often than having some paragon of justice and virtue as a lead. Going back to the Sopranos conversation, that is what makes the show so fascinating. Tony Soprano is the same guy who will nurture ducks in his pond and order the death of people close to him.

    May 21, 2020 at 4:41 PM
  25. Morrissey replied to the thread Video Game Video Games.

    Persona 3 is so frustrating. If your main party member dies it is game over and all sorts of monsters use instant death spells. I lost all sorts of progress.

    May 21, 2020 at 4:27 PM
  26. Morrissey replied to the thread Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread.

    MacGruber is a masterpiece. I can't believe it came from the SNL cesspool.

    May 21, 2020 at 2:56 PM
  27. Morrissey replied to the thread Video Game Nintendo.

    I will be in a cabin without Internet for four days the week after Xenoblade comes out, so I will be putting an enormous amount of time into it then.

    May 21, 2020 at 8:19 AM
  28. Morrissey replied to the thread Video Game Final Fantasy.

    No, although in the remaster some might get trapped behind Dark Aeons, which are very hard to beat.

    May 21, 2020 at 6:26 AM
  29. Morrissey replied to the thread Video Game Final Fantasy.

    You can go back and get all of them.

    May 21, 2020 at 6:21 AM
  30. Morrissey replied to the thread Video Game Final Fantasy.

    The Sphere Grid is a mixed bag. It is annoying having to keep going in the menu and using your levels, especially since you are on a predetermined path with only a few possible detours. It gets interesting near the end, though. I unlocked all the nodes for every character in one playthrough but real dedication is going through and replacing weak nodes with better ones to max out characters. I didn't need all that to beat the super boss in the American version, and I didn't feel motivated to beat the new boss in the remaster. I was so obsessed with reading about the extra content in the International versions when I was younger, but the time commitment is too much now.

    May 21, 2020 at 6:20 AM
  31. Morrissey replied to the thread Unpopular Entertainment Opinions.

    All the video game imagery and references in Scott Pilgrim reminded me of how I felt when I first saw the trailer for Juno. It felt mechanically engineered to hit my pleasure centers; the star of my favorite show (at the time) was in it, the soundtrack used The Moldy Peaches (a band that influenced me when I played in a band), and I had liked Thank You For Smoking. I felt used when I saw the movie, my own subculture commercialized and used against me.

    May 21, 2020 at 6:15 AM
  32. Morrissey replied to the thread Video Game Final Fantasy.

    Finally beating the Al Bhed Psyches is such a cathartic moment. Blappa terrorizes you until you poach their goalie and then between him and Tidus' Jecht Shot it is a blowout every time.

    May 20, 2020 at 9:18 PM
  33. Morrissey replied to the thread Unpopular Entertainment Opinions.

    Scott Pilgrim wasn't anything special. Edgar Wright has been mostly below average outside of the Pegg-Wright films.

    May 20, 2020 at 8:57 PM
  34. Morrissey replied to the thread Video Game Final Fantasy.

    Use every character. You will need different skills in different fights. Also, you can't revisit places for a long time, so check maps thoroughly before moving on.

    May 20, 2020 at 5:04 PM
  35. Morrissey replied to the thread Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread.

    The local theater used to do a few classic movies, but it seemed like it was just a Blu-Ray disc blown up on the screen.

    May 20, 2020 at 11:55 AM