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Ack, ack! Awesome news Glenn, looking forward to your DVD Guide.
Nathan Kerr |
October 13, 2010 at 05:00 PM
Thanks, Nathan. And thanks to everyone who chimed in with moral support, commiseration, and monetary contributions to the tip jar. It all really helped. The amount of catching up to do is literally UNBELIEVABLE, but the next two or maybe even three Consumer Guides are now in the works...
Glenn Kenny |
October 13, 2010 at 05:20 PM
Thank the Almighty.
(Privately, I hope this does not assuage the cranky curmudgeon I tune in for too much.)
Tony Dayoub |
October 13, 2010 at 05:25 PM
And that's what you decided to watch?
October 13, 2010 at 05:40 PM
I thought you said it was fixed? It appears your set is still prone to displaying REALLY bad Tim Burton films.
Robert Merk |
October 13, 2010 at 05:43 PM
@ Bill: Ack ack! Ack ack ACK ACK!!!! ACK ack ack ACK!!!!
That's kind of the joke, as I think you actually probably already know. I had to do a test run of things for my delightful TV repair guy, and that recently-gotten disc was there on the coffee table, so I thought, what the hell. Looks pretty great, too.
In any event, given all I've got to catch up with, it sort of scarcely matters what I put in first. Just so you know, we've got "Psycho" in the box at the moment. I am DYING of thirst-a-roonee....
Glenn Kenny |
October 13, 2010 at 05:46 PM
Okay, but didn't you want to show off to the repair guy? "You want to test it? Well, I guess VIVRE SA VIE will have to do."
I don't even hate MARS ATTACKS, but I'm sure SWEENEY TODD must have been close by!
October 13, 2010 at 06:00 PM
Of course, it didn't help that 'Mars Attacks!' had the misfortune to come after what is still, almost certainly, Burton's best film.
October 13, 2010 at 06:12 PM
Oliver-- I didn't know MARS ATTACKS was made immediately after BEETLEJUICE.
Tom Russell |
October 13, 2010 at 06:42 PM
That's why I said "almost".
October 13, 2010 at 07:01 PM
Hitachi be praised!
jim emerson |
October 13, 2010 at 08:06 PM
Congrats on getting the thing fixed, Glenn.
And aw, I liked MARS ATTACKS! Though how one can hate any movie where aliens are killed off by Slim Whitman singing "Indian Love Call" is beyond me...
October 13, 2010 at 09:18 PM
Ryland Walker Knight |
October 13, 2010 at 09:30 PM
Mars Attacks is merely a mediocre Burton movie, not a bad one (the bad ones being Alice in Wonderland, and Planet of the Apes). Oh, and congrats, finally.
Jeff McMahon |
October 13, 2010 at 09:48 PM
Mars Attacks is great, you philistines.
Mark Slutsky |
October 13, 2010 at 09:52 PM
@ Mark Slutsky: Agreed. Also: Aaak! Ak aak AAAAK! AAAK AAAK AAK AK!
Glenn Kenny |
October 13, 2010 at 11:53 PM
GK, wait till you get a load of THE EXORCIST and THE MALTESE FALCON.
Kent Jones |
October 14, 2010 at 12:33 AM
SWEENEY TODD and ED WOOD. For pulpier Burton, I swear by SLEEPY HOLLOW. MARS ATTACKS is fun, I'll grant you. I don't think anybody here disagrees on his worst films. And boy, for a director I generally like, his worst films are TERRIBLE!
October 14, 2010 at 08:11 AM
Awesome news, Glenn. I'll swing by with the popcorn this afternoon!
Stephen Bowie |
October 14, 2010 at 09:37 AM
Can't think of a better way to break in a new machine than with the shimmering image of Jim Brown dressed up as a pharaoh...
Didn't Martin Amis once take a crack at the screenplay?
Pete Segall |
October 14, 2010 at 09:50 AM
Burton'sCharlie and the Chocolate Factory was an abomination, with the exception of the very amusing Deep Roy musical numbers. Him and Johnny Depp (WTF??) should have been blacklisted for a few years to reconsider their vocations.
Planet of the Apes for me was, along with Spielberg's The Lost World, one of the most soulless enterprises I've ever seen from a major director.
Having said that, to my surprise I liked Sweeney Todd a lot, though I would have preferred a better singer (and actor) in the title role.
October 14, 2010 at 11:07 AM
I think I hated the Deep Roy numbers most of all. Depp had certain sinister moments that I kind of liked, but otherwise hated the movie. "Soulless" is the perfect description of PLANET OF THE APES. The only person who gave a shit on that one was Rick Baker.
And I thought Depp nailed SWEENEY TODD up and down. I absolutely adore that film.
October 14, 2010 at 11:50 AM
The best Tim Burton film is his first.
Thrilled the box is back in action. ('Box' doesn't really work anymore as a nickname for TV, does it?)
Owain Wilson |
October 14, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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