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"That Guy With the Glasses" Talkback 16 (Warning Strong Language)

Discussion in 'The Entertainment Board' started by Antiyonder, Oct 11, 2011.

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  1. Antiyonder

    Antiyonder Amalgam Universe Overlord
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    He's The Nostalgia Critic: He remembers it so we don't have to!

    He does it all. Reviews crappy movies, shows and specials (even if they're good, decent, so-so) usually from the 80's/90's, dresses up like a bum to talk about the latest movies, puts on a fancy robe and gives perverted answers to various questions, reveals the secret life of famous video game characters, reveals pirate tips and many many more things.

    Then of course we have other entertainers such as The Nostalgia Chick who reviews bad shows/movies for the female demograph since the Critic is well a man. Trying to give more information and style over just snarkiness, The Chick (usually joined by BFF Nella) dosen't put out as much content as the critic but it stiil knows how to get people talking.

    There are various other contributors worth paying attention to, like:

    CR: A geek gives info on quite obscure shows/movies characters that you may or may not of ever heard of, even if they were in one of your favorite franchises.

    Film Brain: A British fellow (not to be confused with the host of Shameful Sequals MikeJ) that also goes over movies, that aren't nostalgiac but still crap filled heaps he gives the old Bad Movie Beatdown to.

    Paw: One of the various music critics on the cite. After coming Full Circle he went on to talk about other music games, and now talks about music movies and the history of a King's Quest.

    Phelous: The Sarcastic Monotone Canadian who goes over the worst horror flicks imaginable. Had a tendencey to die at the end of every review but he's better now, or is he?

    Brad Jones: As the Cinema Snob he goves over Exploitaion and Z-Grade flicks you've probably never heard of. His other shows include him trying weird foods and drinks, how to execute moves seen in various kung fu movies, going over the filmography of Bruno Mattei, and even covering the history of VHS "Big Boxes" with a busty assistant (who happens to be played by his wife).

    Obscurus Lupa: A female critic chick who goves over Z+ Grade Movies, terrible episodes of good shows and dubbing over cheesy trailers.

    Todd In The Shadows: A shadowed figure who takes a look at the current pop songs on the radio and breaks down how horrible they are.

    Nash: Host of What The *uck Is Frong With You, that goes over idiotic people involved in actual recent news.

    Marzgurl: A runner up for the Nostalgia Chick who mostly looks at the latest anime news from the overseas or just over here.

    JesuOtaku: A young lass who goes over various anime and grades them by various criteria to see how they fare.

    Ed Glaser: Creator of the Pressed Start series (which includes a live action movie and upcoming sequal as well as various animated shorts) plus Deja View, which goves over various remakesploation ficks.

    And of course many many more.

    Disclaimer: It's important to note that the videos are for satire purpose thus not a full out complaint.

    Those videos and more can be found on thatguywiththeglasses.com. You may also go to blisteredthumbs.net (a spinoff site of thatguywiththeglasses made up of various contributors from TGWTG and new fresh faces) which features the latest news on video games, as well as various reviews of the newest, oldest, most popular and even most obscure games and gaming devices around."

    Related Threads:
    - Previous Talkback

    - Linkara's Atop The Fourth Wall Talkback

    Credit for show summaries provided by Neo Ultra Mike.
     
  2. Neo Ultra Mike

    Neo Ultra Mike Creeping Shadow of "15000"+ Posts

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    The Nostalgia Critic goes after the Haunting. No not the original, but the terrible remake. It's one he's wanted to do for awhile so will it be worth the wait to see him trash all over this reimagining? Find out right now, or when the episode converts at least.

    http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/nostalgia-critic-the-haunting-5634970

     
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  3. Astrolupine

    Astrolupine Man on the wing.

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    I think there was a bit too much analysis by the Critic in this review, scenes shown easily spoke for themselves and the repetition of clips ('Realluh creeepie') kinda hurt it. As for the film itself, it's rather forgettable for something designed to scare your pants off. The lead girl is rather dull, Catherine Z. Jones is two-dimesional, Liam Neeson is too pompous (as he is many of his films) to act scared, and then we have Owen 'Obvious' Wilson stating the... you know what.

    What I will say though, is that there are a few moments, such as the child statues and house eyes, that surprisingly gave me the creeps. Maybe I have a fear of subpar CGI.

    I'd give it a 2.5/5, but the big (if overlong) rant at the end boosts it to a 3/5. Guess I've just been spoiled by last week's Tommyknockers review.
     
  4. Light Lucario

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    I thought that the review was okay. It wasn't as funny as last week's review, but it still was fairly enjoyable to watch. There were a few moments that were funny, such as the bit with the ghost pillow, the doctor's experiment never making sense and some of the comparisons to the original movie, but the ending where he went over the top with the reaction for how the director of the remake acted was a bit too much for me and was more loud than funny to me. Still, it was an okay review where I got some laughs out of it and I was happy to see that he kept the opening for the review.
     
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    Aside from Catherine ZEE-TAH Jones [insert porn music loop here] in her Zorro-era prime and Jerry Goldsmith's decent score, this movie is a dreadful mess, proving that all of the pricey (let awful-even-by-1999-standards) special effects in the world can't compensate for a film that doesn't have the slightest idea how to frighten the audience. The Robert Wise film is still suspenseful to this day, and it shows us absolutely NOTHING in terms of special effects.
     
  6. Peter Paltridge

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    Well, the trailer was creepy -- none of the scenes were given any context. That somehow made them better. Here, the "save the children" plot makes them much weaker, and the now-dated CGI makes them even worse.

    In the trailer, the people walk into the house and see "WELCOME HOME" written on the wall in blood; they cut off right before the camera angle reveals "ELEANOR". Much better! Stuff jumps out at you, a hand suddenly reaches from a wall, the thing swimming in the sheets is just that, not a stupid kid head....the trailer was better than the movie.
     
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    Oh this movie...I remember the trailers too being way better than the actual movie just by the fact that it was way scarier. I remember my sister( who was 6 at the time ) was really scared by the commercials and it did look freaky.

    I actually saw the censored version on TV a few years after it came out and the Owen Wilson scene is even more absurd because you don't see what happens to him so you can only assume that the lion head...eats him I guess. Zeta Jones was hot in this though so that's an upside...right?

    Rant did go too long and too loud but aside from that it was pretty good. Owen Wilson observations and impressions, the best use of TIMING!, and real disgust seeping through from Doug. I can't believe he missed out on playing Huey Lewis when the lady beat the ghost with the power of love.
     
  8. HomeMoviesFan

    HomeMoviesFan I have a nemesis!

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    This is the only time I've ever laughed at that Casper "timing" joke. Ever.

    That said, great stuff.
     
  9. Ookamikun

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    I honestly enjoyed Doug's review here, since you know how much he doesn't like the film while loves the original. While I do agree that rant at the end was pretty long, it didn't bother me.
     
  10. Anyone00

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    I should really find out if BK offers those Simpsons toys without having to buy Kid's Meal like they did with the Star Wars toys a few years back.
    I have a complete set of Muppet Babies toys but that's not really Halloween related.

    You could tell Doug was a big fan of the original but that rant at the end went on for a little too long.


    Iron Liz reviews TSR's Buck Rodgers: War Against the Hun most notable in the history of pen and paper gaming as one of the properties that help sink TSR. Most notable for Liz for not becoming a running gag.
     
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    The Nostaliga Critic is funny again.

    He helped tame down an R-rated remake because it was terrible.

    Now, or sometime in Novemeber, can he do review of the awful "Doug's 1st Movie"?
     
  12. SB20xx

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    (watches Haunting review) Y'know, I'm beyond tired of NC's shouting. I used to tolerate it, but lately I've found it more irritating than humorous. It's really becoming a turn-off, and old hat at that. We've seen him go crazy many times before, so now whenever he screams and rants, I'm just restless until it's over. And unfortunately, his rant in this video just went ON and ON.

    Also, I can't help but feel NC's riding a few running gags a bit too much. Casper and Zuul again? Yeah, they had twists, I guess, but they still felt stale. Zuul was only funny the first time it was used (in The Pagemaster... jeesh, a 2009 review!)
     
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    The last two reviews have been hilarious, Nostalgia-Ween is promising this year. I thought the Critic's rant in this one hilarious. I probably would have laughed even harder if I didn't have to go to the bathroom at that point. :sweat:


    Man, he really doesn't like Jeff Dunham or Owen Wilson does he?I loved the part with the Zuul phoning it in because the movie was so terrible and the special Oldish vs. Newish picture. :anime:


    I wonder if a Top 11 horror list is next.
     
  14. Neo Yi

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    Sadly, I have to lend my agreement. The last three or so minutes did not need his overbearing screeches. It really shouldn't have lasted as long as it did. Otherwise, it was a fine review.
     
  15. Beat

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    Kinda mellow compared to the last few, but I wasn't expecting an Iron Shiek impersonation out of Spoony.

    Also, good timing with the TNA diss being aired the same night as Bound for Glory (More like Bound for Bankruptcy but that's another topic).
     
  16. Neo Ultra Mike

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    The new Nostalgia Critic is up and this time (well whenever the episode loads anyway) NC goes after another more recent horror diaster that totally screwed with the original movie. This time it's a sequal though: Specifically Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows.

    http://blip.tv/nostalgiacritic/nostalgia-critic-blair-witch-2-book-of-shadows-5654959

     
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  17. Astrolupine

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    Gee, I was hoping for something older. Or even the maligned Casper prequel. This film looks like it's been already reviewed on the site (haven't checked myself, the search engine there is oddball).

    I just don't think Simpsons & South Park clips work for me in the Critic's reviews. The 'german Cartman' ones felt very forced, as if Doug had just watched the show before filming and was showcasing clips he liked.

    The film itself is just lazy. It's probably a milestone in cash-in horror sequel history. Actors showing little effort and random spooky nonsense added in for the heck of it. The NC review tonight didn't click for me, appearing more as description than riffing. I liked the crashing owl and Shredder bits, although the latter was a bit lengthy. (2/5)

    As for my opinion of the first Blair Witch... it's 'meh' and nothing more. Even watching it at 3AM didn't make it scary for me.
     
  18. Light Lucario

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    I thought that was a pretty fun review. I enjoyed it a lot more than last week's review, if only because his rants or reactions didn't drag out too long. There were quite a few funny bits like how he reacted to some of the random stuff at the beginning, like the goth girl being psychic for no reason, wondering how one of the characters could buy something from the Civil War for a dollar, hoping that everything was building up to something good or else he'd yell about it, the clip with Miss Piggy saying "I swear to Christ," and the Shredder bit. The movie itself looked pretty weird and more confusing than scary. There were some parts that looked kind of creepy, mainly when they found the dead bodies and the tapes showed that boyfriend murdered the author, but never having any explanation for what happened kind of makes it less scary. Still, I thought it was a really funny review.
     
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