Man, Awful Announcing touched on the Bill Simmons departure and took my "FIRE ME! I'M ALREADY FIRED!" reference.http://awfulannouncing.com/2015/9-biggest-questions-now-bill-simmons-leaving-espn.html
So Uncle Buck is being started up as a TV series (again), but this time with a black cast. With the recent attempt at remaking Annie, I'm surprised that somebody hasn't just green-lighted Uncle Bluck as a film instead of a series.
Anyone know who did the voiceovers on WWF promos in the 90s?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5HFv3HMxuQ
This guy, probably:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_LaFontaine
Poorly chosen title, but hilarious
I don't even know who that is, and I follow The Sports quite closely.
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2015/05/chris_mad_dog_russo_screams_about_tom_brady_sr_aft.htmlMad Dog goes insane on Brady sending out daddy."FRAMEGATE MY ASS! SHUT UP! SHUT THE HELL UP! I GOTTA LISTEN TO TOM BRADY'S DAD NOW? YOUR KID CHEATED, SHUT UP! PUT YOUR SON ON! DON'T HIDE!...He talked for an hour to the guys making 20 grand a year! I HOPE HE BOUGHT 'EM A SUBWAY SANDWICH!"
I find it hard to believe there wasn't a terry funk vs roddy piper match one on one match
They were rarely in the same fed at the same time on different sides of the heel/face divide. Whilst the match would have been amazing, I'm not shocked it never happened.
Word I've Grown To Hate: melty. Don't know why exactly, it just bugs me.Also, does anyone actually eat at Arby's?
Whoa Jerry's daughter is hot
The Red Sox rotation is garbage. It's the pitching equivalent of Allen Craig.
So Uncle Buck is actually the father but the mother didn't know for sure?
As bad as this idea is, I get it. So many failed shows with original premises have scared TV execs off from sticking their necks out, so retreads and remakes win the day. Most corporate bigwigs are more like Vince McMahon than we like to think, and presenting them dumb-down concepts goes much smoother and is less likely to get you fired if they fail because at least you had numbers and history backing you up. Nobody wants to be the guy who fought hard and died on the Cop Rock hill.
Alright, I'm going to go with the wired headphones over the wireless for now, since they're $50 cheaper. Now I'll probably spend a week agonizing over which color.
What exactly did he get fired for?
Remember when that guy was good?
Whoever is dating Mickie James?
I was just watching pwg kurt russellreunion 2...they have a awesome 5 min match at the end of a battle royal...but can't find anything from there heyday
I do, actually; better sandwiches than Subway, for sure, and the curly fries are good.
He just went down looking. I'd shoot him if I could.
I used to grab a French Dip on my lunch break once in a while when I was suffering a lackof options but I never enjoyed it per se.
I almost feel dirty saying this but the new Vacation doesn't seem half bad. I also liked the Jump St style self-aware humor "I never heard of the original vacation!""Doesn't matter, this one will stand on its own two feet!"
They werent going to renew his deal anyway but by firing him now, he loses the "I'm at ESPN" card when trying to land a new gig. His appearance on the Dan Patrick Show was the final straw
I'm more surprised they never teamed up. That would have been a hell of a tag team.
It's a continuation instead of a reboot, so that helps. Still bummed that it's not Anthony Michael Hall as Rusty, but I guess the studio actually wanted to sell tickets or something.
Finally got my mitts on Inherent Vice, so now I have a movie night selection after the kids go to bed. I was in the middle of reading it when they announced the movie, and I eagerly awaited it for almost two years, only for it to never play in my podunk movie theater. One of my favorite books, and buzz around the movie was good. I'm excited.
I've been open to it the whole time and while there are good movies in the series it's not like it's some sacred thing that couldn't have more installments...plus helms is a decent guy to be adult rusty.
When life gives you dilemmas, make dilemmonade.
I just went on this rant last night. Couple that with an entire lineup full of slumps, it looks pretty bad right now. But hey, 130 more games to go!
For cutting a Mick Foley promo on Goodell.
Ha, I like the story of the Captain America superhero identity starting off as a goofy propaganda character to capitalize on the positive press Steve Rogers got for saving the kid
I upvoted for the Cop Rock shout out.
I don't understand the logic of spending $200 million in one night to add to their offense and get back in contention and then put together THAT pitching staff. They really blew the Lester deal.
Captain America just disappoints me for feeling a little lackluster given the villains were SUPER NAZI's.Cap 2 is gold though.
Yeah they did. But at least Ramirez and Sandoval are actually paying off at this point. The regulars like Ortiz, Pedroia and Napoli haven't even gotten hot yet.
Just ordered Arrested Development Season Four. I'm fully prepared to be disappointed.
Went and saw Avengers again last night. I still enjoyed the shit out of it, but the science nerd in me had one problem: When Thor and Tony essentially vaporize Sokovia, a whole lot of goddamn people would be killed and there would be a hell of a lot of destruction besides some splashes.
That's the thing, if/when everyone gets rolling the offense is going to be tough to stop - but that pitching is horrible. If Wade Miley is starting I won't even watch.
Looking forward to those 10-9 scary slugfests in Fenway this summer. As long as Koji stays healthy.....
I was fine with it. To paraphrase Ebert's review of the movie, when you need an excellent movie villain, you can't do better than Nazis.
The montage of his propaganda tour is always great.
And Christina Applegate is always welcome
It sucks to say this but Arrow S3 is limping to the finish line. The problem is that they've already given away conclusions and ruses so there's nothing to these "plot twists" because we already it happened or not what it appears to be, so were just waiting for the story to catch up to us instead of the other way around. Contrast that with Flash where the twists have genuine impact because they don't give them away before (unless you're watching the spoilerific "next time on" teases).
plus....the size of Thor's dick...AMIRITE?
I think the problem Flash may run into is that they already did the big reveal and are steadily introducing all the villains. Season two will be harder on the writing team.Despite that, Flash is so awesome. Best comic book show on TV, hands down.
DVD from Wal-Mart.
I'm guessing if Eobard doesn't stick around past the finale, the next big villain arc would have to be Eddie's descent; the recent ep seems to be planting the seeds for a future turn
If you were in charge, would you have had the Reverse Flash reveal happen so soon? It's interesting they did it so soon (although it's been satisfying) as TV shows usually drag this shit out.
That was pretty great. I hope he does more stuff like this, he kills the comedy stuff in the Avengers movies."You people are so petty....and tiny."
It's made for Netflix. It'd be cheaper to just do the subscription for a month if you don't have it and get the side effect of other programming.
Yeah, it's clear that Oliver didn't really turn and that Nyssa will end up carrying his child. Unless someone returns from the dead or something, I doubt there's any shocking twists left.
I like that they bucked the tradition, but it does set the bar high for next season.
Did you see Rush? I was not expecting much from a ron howard formula one movie but I love the shit out of that thing and while Brühl was the real star Hemsworth was great too.
I think so, I don't think there was much doubt who it was; I think the real twist was that who it really "was". When he ripped off the mask for the first time in the 1999 flashback, I was like BAH GAWD WHO THE HELL IS THAT KANG?!Yes I talk like JR. But I think their pacing has been great, and with the endgame of the red sky Crisis, it always feels like the show is building to something, whereas Arrow lacks that direction right now.
I think Eddie's his dad. Would explain Eobard's disdain for his ordinariness.
They could have even done it with Johnny Galecki if they wanted to sell tickets since he played Rusty in Christmas Vacation.
And seriously, the flashbacks have got to go if they're out of ideas. Mizdow was a faster moving angle than that stuff, and again, we already know how that turns out. Perfectly fine with Ollie being marooned till found at this point.
True enough. What they aim to do in the second season will be interesting.
They're still flashing back to the island? Christ. I swear in a few seasons it'll be all island.
He said distant relation. Maybe great great great (etc) grandfather?
Confession time: I like the new Odd Couple television show.
Oooh, and maybe when Eobard says that Eddie's his insurance, he'll do a body-switch into him at the end of the season?
Yeah I feel pretty certain Eddie is necessary for Eobard's future existence, otherwise, why bother with the same surname? Him planting thoughts like the future Iris byline seems like Back to the Future style timeline preservation.
I have a feeling the Pipeline gets cracked open and everyone gets loose. They've done a good job keeping all their villains alive for future use
Yeah it was great, especially on the big screen.
Oh, that's happening for sure.
Did he? I missed that. But yeah, that works too.
S3 he's off the island per ARGUS recruitment, but unlike the previous year's, there's hardly any tangible connection to present events. It's all filler that they've also said aloud how it all turns out.
If Barry and Iris don't end up together, that would be the way to go.
Daredevil pretty much started where I was hoping Arrow would get to. Yeah the flashbacks are annoying since they obviously are just having them since they have always had them, they should stop hanging onto the characters past and just concentrate on moving Ollie forward.
I think it was the scene where Wells kills Cisco and tells him his real name. And Cisco questions the "Thawne" and Wells replies that he's a distant relation.
I just want a Matthew Perry gig to stick because he was far and away the funniest guy on Friends, and should be rewarded as such.
Holy shit, Tammy 2's pixelated coochie
Yeah, exactly, and for that reason I made sure to watch Studio 60, Mr. Sunshine, and Go On. Seriously, in Go On he had TERRELL OWENS as his secretary.
If this doesn't work, he should try a drama series because he's the best actor of the bunch, too.
I actually thought Daredevil could have used more flashbacks actually. But that's mainly because the guy who played Jack Murdock was so good in the role that I wanted to see more. Objectively they hit the sweet spot with the amount of flashbacks they used.
Librarians are kinky, man.
Yeah, we didn't need Maseo telling us his son died in his arms and then a flashback to his son dying in his arms (although technically it was his mother's arms).
You don't get context and you'll like it.
Ron Swanson was accepting an award for Best Chair, and his ex wife Tammy 2 was sitting in front of him spreading her legs pointing to her crotch
Yeah I kinda wish they didn't cover most of that story in E2 but I prefer erring on the side of too little than too much
"There it is"
Watched X-Men Wolverine Origins, First Class and X-Men 1 last night. Here comes X2!
My brother and I planned to binge watch the whole thing, the first episode was deeply unfunny, the second one we both realised we had both started looking at internet stuff on our phones, still haven't watched beyond 4. I put it with Red Dwarf as a show that should've stayed dead.
Jingle bells!Jingle yay!Jingle good for you!
I'm buying it so I'll have something to watch at dialysis.
I think the big thing that annoys me is that last week really put forth the notion that Ollie was brainwashed and crazy, which would've been great to run with, because Team Arrow now has to save their city AND Evil Ollie, and they wiped that wiped that away five minutes into this week's. Wasting perfectly good plot!
They gave us enough for sure. I loved the timing of the shot where Jack walks down the hallways and then Matt starts his walk too. Then once Jack goes down Matt walks down a more epic HALLWAY
Really liked Mr. Sunshine; I did a lot of arena work at my first post-grad job, and Allison Janney is a tremendous actress. Too bad that show didn't stick.
That probably still needs more context for the uninitiated.
Ron's reaction to the one woodworker (whose name escapes me)
Too bad for them, we're initiated!
"Oh my God, I'm so turned on right now""What is wrong with you?!"
I was hoping for more Hugo Weaving in the Red Skull make up than we got.
Tammy 2 is a sex-crazed maniac librarian. She is the eye of Satan's butthole.
She needs something drilled
I'd TweepYou know you would, too
So Eobard is from centuries in the future, but the "Flash vanishes" headline is from 2024*shrug* Just something I noticed
I think the idea was supposed to be that Ra's is so smart and genre-savvy that he'd expect Oliver to try and fool him, so Oliver and Merlyn concocted a plan where they fool him into thinking that he's uncovered the plot and Oliver's still under his control, but SWERVE! Yeah, they'd have been better off with the "Is Ollie really evil?" plot even if it meant more Felicity cow-eyes.
Except the shapeshifter; he's dead
That's why I figured son of Eddie.
Centuries, though? We're talking way down the lineWhen Wells protokilled Cisco, he said, "to me, you've been dead for centuries"
There's nothing better on a Saturday afternoon than grilling burgers and watching baseball. Which is probably why I'm stuck working today. *Sigh*
"The night is still young.""It's 5 am.""Well I'm still young, right?"".....Douchè"
That sucks. It's 1pm and I'm still in my PJs
Well, maybe just because he comes from centuries in the future doesn't mean he was actually born there. We know he can time-travel, so it's possible.
HuhI'm still in your PJ's, too
I still can't believe you make it seem like the whole team died then blow it by showing them alive next week in a promo.
I was thinking: with time travel, they could save the real Dr. WellsBut then I realized I don't want that, b/c I like the (fake) Dr. Wells we got
Yeah the current plan is fine, but legit Evil Ollie would've given everything a nice wrinkle, especially with Dig legit pissed that he harmed his family (would he WANT to save Ollie?) Felicity did have the best moment when she thought she killed a guy with her tablet but it turned out Malcolm already stuck him.
Here in Chicago the next week promo didn't air, but only because the show is preempted next week for a ball game.
I would definitely Tweep. I'd Tweep it so good.
Excellent point, Rodney! Back the Mack!
That's what I'm curious about, that whole bit seems to be to keep Cavanagh, but so much of what worked was Thawne's fucked up, sorta bad, sorta good, sorta mentor, sorta just playing along to speed up Flash's development. What's the dynamic with Cavanagh as RealWells next year like?
Exactly. The real Wells we saw in the flashback was too nice!I liked "hard to read" Eobard Wells
I really expected to be annoyed by Merlyn, but he's turned out to be okay.
I didn't even see the next promo (because they spoil the shit out of everything each time), but with all the off-screen plans going on as of late, of course they're not in any real danger of exposure. That's why the last scene fell flat, it's not like they were all going to die. We already know they have stuff up their sleeves.
Cowboy Bob Orton has a severely underrated entrance song.
I like the tweener aspect a lot; they can't trust him but they do need him. WACKY TAG PARTNERS WHO HATE EACH OTHER
He's pragmatic, which is always more interesting that totally evil or good.
Kind of sounds like Bunkhouse Buck's WCW theme.
I compare the first season to the first X-Men movie. It introduces the characters real well. Which means season 2 is gonna kick ass...or even.more ass, I should say
Finished DD last night!When Fisk exited the police van with all his guys around him and all the carnage, swagging in his trenchcoat in the breeze, I was like 'Holy, shit, that's the MF'ing Kingpin right there"
That's whats so great about Flash; in a time where everything gets spoiled or leaked, we don't know jack shit about what's going to happen or how the time travel stuff will ripple the past and future. There's actual genuine intrigue and mystery in trying to put the pieces together, much like LOST back in its heyday.
Felicity will still have a man jaw
Oh, definitely. There's a reason we get the same type of movies and shows every year.
He admitted that he's grown fond of Cisco, Catlin and even Barry, which makes his villainy even more heinous. Imagine what he'd do if he actually hated them!
He found the one woman who encourages his behavior and wants to take others down with himLucky bastard
Reminds me a lot of Ben from LOST, who was a master pragmatic character (also Harrison Wells pre-"Eobard Wells")
except they don't really DO Nazi'sThey say they're Nazis, the movie claims it is set in the 50's, but they put in a bare minimum of effort to make it feel any older than 2000.It doesn't feel like anything in that movie is set in world war 2 even though it is--probably because any attempt to make it feel like a war zone would be way too intense for a movie families have to go see.
The season finale preempted? Ouch!
You a cold motherfucker.
FUCK YOU PAL, GO OUT THERE AND DANCE AND CLAP GODDAMMIT
You may need this gif. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/db/f6/3d/dbf63d6553cfe89c9e84916cefe0a0db.jpg
Thank God for OnDemand. It's the only way I was able to see last week's Flash.
I love that he has immersed himself in the present culture to the point where he watches BTTF and Ghostbusters
Hey! I just saw a little nod to Gambit in X2. I da man.
Drinking some Sweetwater 420's. One of my favorite beers.
That's just plain mean, Sailor Art Thomas.
Few games have a narrative like Silent Hill 2, better than lost of "horror" films today.
Marci from Daredevil can file my briefs any time she wants to
My issue with any show that is time travel based is that there's a built in dues ex machine for any character death or big event.Doctor Who had the sense to make it clear that The Doctor couldn't travel back to a point in time he was already involved in, Flash doesn't have that. The finale could end up with Joe dead, Catalin in hospital & Wells running the world and you know that it will be undone due to time travel in the premiere of the next episode.
I'm about 5'10, 250lbs., built like a offensive lineman, wearing a bronie shirt. And what?
Oh clearly there was a huge death toll from the entire thing. I'm assuming that'll at least play a little part in Cap 3. That & the Hulk rampage. Then there's some new incident that becomes the last straw and people call for an end to the heroes. Then presumably the entire superhero community earns redemption when they save the entire universe from Thanos.
Rosario Dawson can stitch me up anytime, too
I can't wait too see what they do with Spider-Man
Karen Page can get me murdered any time.
Can't wait for Elektra
Karen Page, that bit.....TRUCE!
Vanessa Fisk can curate my exhibit all night
"That Greek chick"/Foggy
Ms. Cardenas can feed me anytime if she was 50 years younger
I can't wait for the Born Again storyline.
Dude, they HAVE to do Shadowland
I know what you maan. I think they didn't want to risk offending anyone by suggesting a superhero actually won WW2 for the US, so instead of focusing on the Nazis they made Hydra the enemy. I'm okay with that change, but a couple more minutes of war action would have helped sell it better. Like the scene where he blows up the giant tank. I always say to people "it isn't WW2, it's the Marvel Universe version of WW2." So some more crazy Hydra death machines would gave helped.
No, that story sucks.
I don't care how they do it: BRING WESLEY BACK FROM THE DEADI'd hang out with him even knowing I'm one wrong word away from having a hit put on me
Madame Gao can use a translator to understand me any day.
A whole season around Born Again.
Yeah that's a classic
Wesley was a smoooooooooth mothercanucker man.
I thought it was pretty interesting. If nothing else the costume would look bad ass
Seriously though, how great was Avengers 2.Betting odds on whether Cap bites it in Civil War?Bucky is confirmed for the cast.
I like how the guy behind Mad Max also directed Babe and has an Oscar for Happy Feet
I'd lay very good odds.
Yahtzee's review explains it perfectly, everything is drenched around symbolism. Pyramid wasn't scary for being a big mofo, he was scary because there was some actual meaning to him in the story.
I like that action
Yeah especially since the actor has a 9 film deal
Not even a joke, either.http://deadspin.com/bill-simmons-cribbing-an-old-wwe-catchphrase-was-the-la-1703247060As if ESPN could be any farther up Roger Goodell's ass.
That thing coming out it's not Mad Max. No Mel Gibson, No BUYS.
Steak with rice, barbecue burgers, or pizza with bruschetta.My dinner choices at the moment.
He was my favorite
Yeah, you think I'm afraid? You just watch me walk over to this car, turn on the engine, take it out of park, lay on the clutch and NICE SHIRT, BRONY!!!!
Christopher Guest directed Almost Heroes.Stranger shit has happened.
Which Actor, Cap'sThen yeah, he ain't dying.
You're telling me!
That's what makes the show so great, every death is disappointing in the "I REALLY liked that character" sense.
Where are you, Stan's Food Restaurant?
Bucky's actor. His deal was really long.
I'm at Mar Solo is about to cook up a storm and he has no idea what to eat.
Oh. Then Cap is fucked.
It's by the director of all the other Mad Maxes, not Bryan Alvarez.
I knowThey have us getting to care about people like Wesley (strange though it may be) and Ben.. then BAMNot so much Owsley. That guy was a dick. I'm surprised Fisk didn't kill him sooner, as mouthy as he was
I think that's the "standard" now for most new hires post RDJ/Evans/Helmsworth
Steak with rice sounds like the least amount of work vs. reward.
Mowed my lawn for the first time this year, which means I had to pick up all kinds of branches to avoid killing my mower (again). There was a time when I got some kind of manly fulfillment from this. Now it's just fucking annoying time away from my couch.
If he isn't doing Infinity War, then yeah, he probably dies. Could be more, too, as I'm sure a lot of these actors are nearing the end if their contracts.