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Frozen Isn’t Worth It, But These Movies Are Totally Worth Breaking Up Over

frozenLast week, a story began floating around that a woman in Japan requested a divorce from her husband because he doesn’t think the movie Frozen is that great. I have no clue if this story is true or not. I kind of hope it is, not because I hate love and marriage, but because it would just be the most awesomely ridiculous reason to get a divorce ever.

The root word of awesomely ridiculous is awesome. And I like awesome. Awesome is awesome.

But let’s assume that it’s true. Because it makes me happy. Assuming it’s true, that is a terrible reason to request a divorce. Mainly because he’s right, Frozen really isn’t that good. Trust me, I should know. I’ve seen this movie probably a (literal) hundred times. I get why kids love it but it is not great. After watching it a bazillion times though, I definitely have come to enjoy it. This is also how I end up loving terrible music. I just listen to it over and over and then my mind tells me it’s good. I’m currently listening to Ke$ha’s song “Die Young” and you cannot convince me its not a great song. I’m impressionable.

All that to say, your significant other not liking Frozen isn’t a good reason to divorce/breakup. However, there are definitely movies you can kick a SO to the curb over and would have my full understanding and blessing. Such as? Such as.

1. Forrest Gump

If your SO doesn’t like Forrest Gump its entirely possible that they don’t have a soul. And you need to be with a person with a soul. It’s science. Trust me, I’m a blogger.

2. The Lion King

If somebody looks you in your eyes and says with their whole heart that they don’t like The Lion King, there’s a better than 20 percent chance that they may murder you and who wants to date somebody who may murder you? I don’t. But that’s just me. I’ve got no evidence to back this up but I’m pretty sure it’s true. Plus, who doesn’t love a movie about child cats unless they’re evil anyway? Exactly.

3. The Sound of Music

Real talk, b…if my boo doesn’t get down with Maria, she ain’t gettin’ down with me. And that’s just #facts. Dig? Nobody solves a problem like Maria, b. Nobody.

4. The Princess Bride

I don’t even know what I’d do if a woman I was into straight up told me she did not f*ck with The Princess Bride. I’ve shared my youthful enthusiasm for this movie before. Also, I’m judging if she doesn’t KNOW it exists because that’s her parents fault, and I can’t date a chick with parents who don’t value education. Also, if she doesn’t know the greatest quote in the history of ever I can’t bang with her.

Speaking of said quote, I realized on Friday that I use the word wanton wrong, like, every single time I use it. I keep using that word. It doesn’t mean what I thought it meant. So if I’ve used the word wanton around you and you ain’t check me…I’m guessing you prolly don’t know what it means either, but because I used it with such confidence you assumed it was used properly. I’m sorry. Thank you and good night.

5. Malcolm X

Duh.

6. Annie

You’ve got one of the greatest songs ever sung by a red-headed white girl in “It’s A Hard Knock Life”…that should be enough to get it over the hump…but if they don’t bang with lil’ orphan Annie then it means they don’t bang with orphans who come up. And that’s just not cool, yo.

7. Anchorman

I love lamp. You love lamp. But what if your boo doesn’t love lamp? Then they don’t love you. And those who don’t love lamps ain’t loyal.

I’ll stop there. Because stop.

What say you? Frozen ain’t a good reason to superman a *CENSORED*, but what would be to you? Ya know, assuming that a movie could do it in the first place.

Shabba.

(Beeteedubs, the remix to the ASAP Ferg song “Shabba Ranks” featuring Shabba Ranks is pure heat. I love that joint. You’re welcome.)

-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST aka MR. 8 GOLD RINGS LIKE I’M SHA-SHABBA RANKS aka GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRL HE A 3

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  • I’d nominate these- specifically, a few films by the following:

    Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Be Kind Rewind)

    Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love)

    Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Where The Wild Things Are, Her)

    *drops mic and disappears into shadows*

    • SororSalsa

      You had me with PTA and Spike, but Michael Gondry? Yeah, don’t think I’m gonna get a divorce over those movies. A trial separation possibly.
      But Wes Anderson (Rushmore, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel)? Yeah, they’d have to go.

      • I’d ask someone to leave if they hated Wes Anderson’s best film, “The Royal Tenenbaums”, LOL!

    • Sahel

      Eternal was a weird movie,most people.were not ready for Jim in a serious all drama role after the Truman Show. But it was one heck of a movie. P.A,which state are you in

      • I think people were more receptive to Jim in “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind” than they were to his other drama that preceded it “The Majestic” (a film that I actually liked by the way).

        As of right now, I’m in Alabama. I was in Atlanta- well a part of Atlanta that’s not really considered Atlanta (at least to the townspeople there, LOL!).

        • Sahel

          Never watched the Majestic. But Jim has been trying to do more diverse roles i have noticed,he has moved away from the genre that made him rich. He is going the Keanu Reeves route

          • They did that because they didn’t want to be seen as being one dimensional.

            • Sahel

              But with the current state of hollywood being one dimensional puts food on the table. look at the dude who plays Ironman

              • Robert Downey Jr. had great roles up until that point- they just weren’t as profitable.

                • Obsidian Files

                  @Sir Richard:
                  Indeed – and let’s be fair here – of all the comic book character actors, Downey is perhaps thee most talented and celebrated. As I recall, he garnered an Oscar nod for his portrayal of Charlie Chaplin, and had a string of excellent roles as you rightly point out prior to his comeback from near oblivion due to his drug problems – which made him a perfect candidate for Tony Stark, a recovering alcoholic.

                  And let’s be clear about something else – NO other actor, and that includes the likes of Patrick Stewart or Sir Ian McClellan, have carried an entire franchise on his back the way Downey has. The Marvel Cinematic Universe owes its success almost entirely due to Downey’s stand alone performance as the Golden Avenger. The success of the Iron Man films have paved the way for everything else that has come down the pike thus far for Marvel Studios, with the last installment breaking the $1B USD mark in theaters in less than a month – to date, as I recall, Iron Man 3 did better than Man of Steel. One of the running jokes about 2012’s The Avengers, was that it really should have been called Iron Man & the Avengers, because once again, Downey carried the film. Combining all three IM films plus the Avengers and you’re looking at at least $3B USD in box office sales worldwide?

                  There’s just no one else in the current Marvel stable who can do that – not Hugh Jackman, not Stewart, or McClellan, not Fassbender or McEvoy, not Hemsworth or the other Chris who portrays Capt. America (I remember now – Evans is his name). All great actors, but just don’t have the Downey touch.

                  O.

                  • Epsilonicus

                    Imma disagree on Patrick Stweart. he carried Star Trek TNG. He was the best actor by a long shot in the series tbh

                    • Obsidian Files

                      @Mr. Eps:
                      Oh without a doubt, Stewart definitely carried STNG and for a time, played a powerful role in STDS9 as well; but when it comes to Marvel, nah. Downey all the way – and the box office receipts bear that out…

                      O.

                    • Epsilonicus

                      X-men is not meant to be a single character movie. It is built for ensemble casting .

                    • It’s not meant to be but pretty much all the X-Men movies are unofficially Wolverine and the X-Men

                  • Another thing that worked for the “Iron Man” franchise was having Jon Favreau being a part of it. If you noticed, the Marvel films before and after it all had questionable people directing their films (See: Brett Ratner on “X-Men: The Last Stand” and Ang Lee on “Hulk” from 2003).

                • pls

                  a scanner darkly is my ish!

                  • A great film that was too deep for the animated world. America doesn’t like their cartoons with a message, you know? LOL!

        • The Majestic was just okay for me.

          • It wasn’t bad, but it was overlooked by a lot of people- mostly because Jim’s other film “Bruce Almighty” was coming right around the corner.

    • Asiyah

      If you don’t like “Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind” or “Her” we just can’t get down. Word.

      • Epsilonicus

        I have not seen Her yet. I want to.

        • Asiyah

          I’m very picky when it comes to assigning movies the label of “fantastic,” but I found “Her” to be just that. And I love me some Joaquin Phoenix. That is his best role to date.

      • afronica

        Word

      • That’s grounds for dismissal, if you ask me, LOL!

    • afronica

      Almost agree with you, but just between you and me, did you really enjoy Magnolia? Really?

      • Yeah, I did- it was one of those films that had to grow on you…like every other Paul Thomas Anderson film.

        • afronica

          Maybe I’ll rewatch it some point. It felt like I was being yelled at for a really long run time. Celebrity worship is wrong! Religion and the hucksterism it breeds is evil! By the time the frogs came through, I was done.

  • miss t-lee

    Lion King? Meh. Ever since I watched it, first run back in HS.
    If I ever saw it again in life, that would be too soon.
    Come at me, bro.

    • I lost interest in wanting to see “The Lion King” again- or any animated film that was Disney related. In my opinion, if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all.

      • miss t-lee

        Pretty much. *daps*

      • SororSalsa

        I saw Maleficent this weekend, and I will say that role was made for Angelina Jolie. Otherwise…meh.

        • Andrea

          Me too! I feel like they developed that story for Angelina. I really enjoyed it. I still enjoy the energy of Disney. Of seeing Moms and Grandmas with their daughters. Seeing memories being made. And enjoying my own memories.

          • SororSalsa

            So true. I really enjoyed all of the animated Disney movies as a child, and this brought me back to that feeling. I saw a YouTube video that showed a comparison of the original animated Maleficent and Angelina in the “awkward situation” visit to the castle of Aurora was born scene. Angelina nailed it. I really couldn’t see anyone else in that role.
            However…I saw that a live action version of Cinderella will be released next year and…I think they’re going to ruin that one.

          • PhlyyPhree

            “Of seeing Moms and Grandmas with their daughters. Seeing memories being made.”

            That’s pretty much what’s it all about for me at this point. I took my daughter to see Beauty and the Beast and Lion King when they were released in 3D at the movies in recent years just because I wanted to bond with her.

            That Frozen has to die though. If I can get through ONE single HOUR without hearing ‘Let It Go’, I would probably reconsider giving her up for adoption*

            *I’m not giving her up for adoption, we’re 3 years in, but still. That song makes me desparate.

        • Like seriously, did the world really need a live action film about one of the characters from “Sleeping Beauty”? Is the Disney Corporation that desperate for ideas or what? LOL!

          • SororSalsa

            I agree with you to a certain extent. I don’t think Disney needs to start creating origin stories for all of the animation characters. But I liked what they did with it. And Angelina killed it.
            What I would really like to see is some remakes based on the original Grimm stories, but that’s not going to happen. We can traumatize the children. But those stories are great, because they aren’t really fairy tales.

            • SororSalsa

              *can’t* traumatize the children

            • I think they did that recently, but it was kinda hard to take seriously with Matt Damon in one of the lead roles and a member of Monty Python directing the film.

          • miss t-lee

            Desperate? Yep.

          • Asiyah

            they did need to make that movie, though, because most, if not all Sleeping Beauty movies dealt with Aurora/Talia. That makes no sense, since she spent the majority of the time sleeping LOL. A movie from the villain’s POV makes more sense.

            • Mark my words: There’s going to be a Cruella De Vil film from Disney- just you wait…

      • Andrea

        Not even on Broadway? My Mom has taken me to see the Lion King on several continents. Like that was her way of explaining death to me. I loved it every time. I think my favorite time was in Africa. My Mom was sooo hyped!!!

        • Yep- even on Broadway. Man, if I have to hear “Circle Of Life” one more time…

          *shakes fist*

          • Boo Radley

            I imagine that the hole where your soul should be is filled with grape Skittles and the damp husks of eaten sunflower seeds.

        • Rawtid

          Lion King on Broadway was EVERYTHING!

    • Val

      I can top that. I’ve never seen any animated Disney film. Not one. And I have no interest in seeing any of them.

      • There’s one animated film that people needed to see. Unfortunately, it never came out and there was so many issues surrounding it. Had it come out the way it was intended, it would have done for animation what “The Matrix” did for science fiction films.

        Feast your eyes on this- a scene from the unfinished film “The Thief And The Cobbler”:

        (Sidenote: This film is another reason to hate Disney- they ruined the original version of this movie)

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkxR_MQuJ6I

        • I remember seeing previews for this!!! Wow, I never knew it didn’t officially come out.

          • It kinda did- sort of. Disney released the film as “Arabian Knight”- and they pretty much rearranged the film to the point where it was unrecognizable.

      • You have no heart!

        • Val

          Lol. I just don’t get the hype about Disney films. *shrugs shoulders*

      • LehcarB

        Trying to understand how this is possible.

        • *sips tea*

        • No children in her life? Pretty easy to avoid Disney films when there aren’t any little ones.

          • LehcarB

            Even when you ARE a lil one? I saw numerous Disney films in school I couldnt avoid.

            • idk how old Val is but she may have just missed the VHS in classrooms era when she was in primary.

            • miss t-lee

              I remember being p*sed being forced to watch An American Tail back in 4th grade movie day.

          • That would mean that Val came out the womb as an adult. lol. Disney animated films started coming out in the 50s. So even if Val has been a grown up her whole life, that also means she’s never babysat properly. LOL.

          • LMNOP

            But she once WAS ONE.

        • Val

          Animation was never my thing. I didn’t even like cartoons as a kid.

          • LMNOP

            I couldn’t STAND those Tom and Jerry and Bugs Bunny type cartoons and yet every single gotdam Saturday morning they’d be on.

            I’m trying to understand how you could have not even been exposed to Disney movies…

            • Val

              It’s not like I didn’t know what a Disney film was. Lol. I just never had any interest in seeing one. I was never into animated films.

      • Sigma_Since 93

        No Bambi??? No Dumbo???? *grabs @disqus_QGKOTi1oX5:disqus and holds her close. It’s ok to cry; let it out Val. Let it out*

        • WHAT KIND OF CHILDHOOD CAN YOU HAVE WITHOUT BAMBI!?!

          :::breaks down in tears:::

          • Sigma_Since 93

            @disqus_QGKOTi1oX5:disqus LOOK AT WHAT YOU DON DID!!!!!!

          • Keisha

            I’ve seen/owned manyDisney movies, but Bambi wasn’t one of them. **shrugs shoulder**

            • Sigma_Since 93

              It hurts me to do this but………………CORNER!!!

              • Keisha

                NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo…we’re supposed to be family. :-(

                • And family only does this because they love you. NOW WATCH IT UNTIL YOU KNOW WHAT TWITTERPATED MEANS.

                  • Keisha

                    Lol…okay. I just heard that Bambi’s mom dies in the movie and that kinda killed any desire I had to watch it. Seeing Mufasa die was almost too much…especially as a kid. Your parents are supposed to live forever…

                    • AlwaysCC

                      almost every disney movie has a parent’s death. it’s part of their formula lol

                  • Boo Radley

                    What the hell is a twitterpated?

          • Val

            A pretty good one. Lol

            • CrayolaGirl

              Ditto! I haven’t seen Bambi either.

          • LMNOP

            My mom didn’t let us see Bambi, because of the mother dying scene.

        • Val

          Nope. No Bambi or Dumbo. When I was a kid I preferred live action shows for kids.

      • What kind of…how…where…I mean…

        you really ARE from Venus, aren’t you?

        • Val

          Lol. Maybe. I just don’t like animated films. I never have.

      • miss t-lee

        You ain’t missing much.
        Stay in the dark.

      • Freebird

        bambi…..thats a good movie.

      • esa

        respect

      • Epsilonicus

        Your heart must concrete encased in Antarctic ice in Siberian permafrost

      • LMNOP

        Man, your childhood must’ve been as rough as Simba’s.

        But you wouldn’t even know what that means…

    • We don’t go together anymore, T. That’s my favorite Disney movie. lol

      • miss t-lee

        LOL.
        Peach cobbler.

        • puke hurl ralph upchuck vomit lose cookies barf blow chunks yakk pray to the porcelain god

          • miss t-lee

            Exactly how I feel about Disney… lol

    • Its been real. *blocks*

      • miss t-lee

        *cackles*

    • Epsilonicus
      • miss t-lee

        I’ve been going through this since 94, I can take it…lol

      • Omg I’m seriously about to cry…..

        • Epsilonicus

          This scene and the opening for Up have to be the most poignant moments in animated cinema ever

          • I actually cannot watch Toy Story 3 without crying

            • LMNOP

              Because you are human and have feelings. It’s a good thing.

            • Epsilonicus

              It is super tough. To cry during it means you are human. Unlike Val.

          • AlwaysCC

            i was okay with the opening scene from up because i expect death in disney movies. but that scene when he found ellie’s scrapbook at the end…*ugly cry*

            • Epsilonicus

              Up was powerful because it really hit home about the loneliness of aging. I have never even seen a live movie do that so well. And kids actually get the concept.

              • AlwaysCC

                i didn’t so much get loneliness of aging as much as dreams deferred. he didn’t seem to be lonely because he was old; i thought he was lonely because his mate died. either way – it was an AWESOME movie.

                • Epsilonicus

                  “i thought he was lonely because his mate died.”

                  To me that’s the loneliness of it. You are losing loved ones, realizing there are things you two could do together but cannot. And then you MISS THE HECK out of them. I half joking/half seriously tell my wife I gotta die first because I don’t know if I would make it without her.

          • Lea Thrace

            I have specifically NOT seen either of those movies because I have heard about what those scenes do to an adult heart. I cant knowingly let my inner thug get murked like that.

            • Epsilonicus

              Your inner thug needs to experience this soul cleansing

    • afronica

      Thank you for saying it. *looks down thread, stepping over splattered tomatoes thrown your way*

    • panamajackson

      I can’t find the gif I wanted to drop here. But if I do…consider yourself come at.

    • Boo Radley

      Why do you hate love, Miss T-Lee? Who hurt you, bro?

      • miss t-lee

        I promise I’m a sweetheart.

  • ThinkyLily

    I actually stopped talking to an acquaintance after a conversation about Dreamgirls in high school. I mentioned that I’d seen the movie the previous weekend and she exclaimed “oh I loved that movie, especially ‘Jimmy got soul’”. She then began to sing the song. Out of greatness that is Dreamgirls, she found that to be the best part. She didn’t like it because it showed Eddie Murphy’s character unraveling, but because she found it funny. I didn’t intentionally stop talking to her; I just didn’t have anything else to say to her after that incident.

    • miss t-lee

      I’ve stopped discussing movies with a particular friend because “I don’t get it” is her favorite quote.
      If you don’t understand why a certain movie is awesome, I can’t really explain it to you. You get it, or you don’t.

    • Eh…”Sparkle” is better…

      *walks off*

      • SororSalsa

        Please, please, please tell me you are referring to the Lonette McKee/Irene Cara version. Not that it was an example of great filmmaking, but it at least has the nostalgia factor. And a soundtrack with Aretha’s version of “Giving Him Something He Can Feel”. And no Mike Epps.

        • miss t-lee

          Only version that matters.

        • Yep, I’m referring to that one. The Curtis Mayfield produced soundtrack and all. Lonette McKee’s recording career should have taken off after the success of that film, but her timing was bad- like, really bad, LOL!

          • panamajackson

            Okay. lol. Cuz that new version…save for looking at Tika Sumpter, that movie was buns.

            • And furthermore, whose bright idea was it to get R. Kelly to produce the soundtrack? He’s not even in the same league as Curtis Mayfield! That whole remake was all kinds of lowered expectations!

        • Andrea

          That first one is hard for me to watch. Physically hard. Everyone I knew always had like the lowest quality version. Was it made using film? I used to beg people if we could just listen to the sound track.

          • It was made in the 70’s on a shoestring budget, so yeah, it was pretty low quality. Believe it or not, the original film was trashed to death- the only reason people saw the film was due to the soundtrack.

            • Andrea

              I will believe that. Curtis Mayfield can write a song. I remember my Dad sent me his last album in a care package in college. I couldn’t stop listening to it. It got me through many a nights. Still Love that album.

        • Aretha’s “Giving Him Something He Can Feel” sucks. En Vogue’s is much better. There. I said it.

          • sucks is such a harsh word. Gently, now. But En Vogue’s was smashing.

            • It’s harsh, but accurate.

          • Freebird

            hell naw.

  • JM2C

    The Usual Suspects. Love the scene at the end where Spacey goes from a limp to a pimp.

    • Val

      Is that the film with “Kaiser Soze”? If so, yeah that was a good film.

      • panamajackson

        Yep. that’s it.

    • Kema

      Ugh! Jay Z ruined that scene for me. I saw his video before I saw the movie.

  • TheOtherJerome

    I’ve dated a couple of women who didn’t like/get The Big Lebowski, one of my top 2 or 3 favorite films of all time. But it was cool. I still loved them.

    However……

    The only film that is truly breakup/ divorce worthy is “Coming To America”. Especially if your S/O is Black. If you’re dating a Black person that doesn’t like that film, or you ARE a Black person who doesn’t like that film, please proceed to the exits immediately.

    Your card has been declined.

    Thank you

    • I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: “Coming To America” has to be most quoted film in the last 30 years.

      • LehcarB

        I would argue from the last 10 years it has been Mean Girls.

        • camilleblu

          Stop trying to make fetch happen!

          • IcePrincess

            You can’t sit with us!!!

        • Probably

        • Asiyah

          And none for Gretchen Wieners!

          • pls

            two for you glenn kokooo, you go glenn kokoooo!

        • Fikela Hill

          On Wednesdays we wear pink.

    • Dr. Fabulous

      The Dude is easily in my top 3!

    • panamajackson

      I specifically didn’t mention that one because for me its such a no brainer. If she doesnt like it, she aint even got close enough for me to break up with her because we’ll never know one another.

  • Val

    If I found out my spouse liked Madea films that would be grounds for divorce.

    • You know…it could be worse. They could have said they were fans of Beyoncé’s acting- even her biggest stans won’t admit to that, LMAO!!!!

      • Sahel

        Who is worse,Beyonce Mariah or Rihanna in terms of acting

        • Every last one of them!!!!

        • Rihanna is halfway decent, Mariah is tolerable but Beyonce is dreadful.

          • IcePrincess

            Yea, Mimi did ok as the social worker in “precious.”

            • But “Glitter” though…..*shudders*

              And I consider myself a Mariah stan.

            • PunchDrunkLove

              I have never watched Precious. I can’t.

              • I stopped halfway through. I couldn’t deal with the high yella Savior foolishness. Like how colorstruck can a movie be? I thought we left that BS behind with the Civil Rights Movement. Did Ambi finance the production or something? I couldn’t deal with a movie where all the dark skinned people are evil, and the light skinned people are glorious saviors that provide poor Precious with the civilization she needs.

                • PunchDrunkLove

                  Somehow I just had a feeling this kind of thing would go on. Did you say Ambi?? LOLOLOL

                  • Ambi is a noted manufacturer of, um…”skin brightening” cosmetics. Read in between the lines. LOL

                    • PunchDrunkLove

                      I know about Ambi….my sister used it years ago. Just hadn’t head it mentioned in years. Of course she was sandy brown….’cept for the spots it left…hahaha

                    • Obsidian Files

                      In India it’s known as “Fair & Lovely” – and it is huge.

                      O.

                    • PunchDrunkLove

                      Really? Wow….Of course that was years ago. She used because she had acne and really sensitive skin, so she was trying to lighten up the dark spots.

                    • I use Ambi. Hyperpigmentation is a bish. *shrug*

        • PunchDrunkLove

          That’s a three-way tie!!! lol

      • I went to see Obsessed opening weekend, Beyhive in full force clapping after every bad one liner

        • Val

          There had to be a woman involved for you to go see Obsessed on the opening weekend. Lol

        • Now THAT’S what you call fan dedication, LOL!

      • Val

        She was beyond horrible in Cadillac Records.

        • miss t-lee

          Yup. Not just the acting, but she couldn’t even pull off Etta’s singing.
          Horrendous.

    • My aunts are stans for The Haves and the Have Nots. I pray for them daily.

    • I dated one TP fan, 80% of the films I’ve seen are completely her fault *Derek Luke tears*

  • cryssi

    Pretty Woman…if you don’t like Pretty Woman, you might be a judgmental prick, and I don’t date judgmental pricks.

    Gone With The Wind…sometimes in life you need to root for evil sadistic possibly racist white women, if you dont get that then you won’t get me. I sometimes root for the villain.

    The Sandlot….because otherwise you didn’t have a childhood or you might be too old for me to date.

    Now I will also dump a dude if he approves of the following…

    Why did I get Married too?…that movie infuriated me, if you like it then you will infuriate me

  • I just want to say that in the span of 4 days I completed both seasons of Orange is the New Black. Season 2’s finale was perhaps the most satisfying finale I’ve ever seen in my short life on this planet.

    Back to the topic at hand. I’d break up with someone if they expressed not liking the following:

    The entire Toy Story trilogy

    The Wood

    Dredd (2012 version)

    Samurai Jack

    The Road to El Dorado

    • cryssi

      Ooooh I lived for Samurai Jack, they need to bring that back.

      OITNB season 2 finale was perfection, left me wanting more but not needing answers.

      And yes Toy Story trilogy is definitely worth a break up.

      • Sahel

        Samurai Jack is never coming back. The creator said so that after the movie was nixed it was a wrap

      • CamCamtheGreat

        They show Samurai Jack on Adult Swim, Saturday nights after midnight. Hit that DVR action right quick.

    • Obsidian Files

      @Ms. Ruby:
      Hmm! Didn’t know we shared a fondness for Judge Dredd. I thought that both the 1995/Sly Stallone and the Karl Urban/2012 reboot were good in their own ways. The former version was actually more true to the comic (don’t know how familiar you are with it), while the latter had a more realistic, gritty urban feel that is common to police procedurals – in many ways I can relate to Urban’s take on Dredd, how he conveys the sense of being in a pressure cooker and only minutes away from exploding. And I thought both actors did a credible job in portraying Mega City One’s most feared Street Judge. In any even they both, like Robocop (I’m a huge fan of the 80s original) are meditations on the Police State, Human Nature as it relates especially to Crime, and of course, the tradeoffs that come with an ever-increasing technological society – and they are incredibly prescient (CompStat, Stop & Frisk, Three Strikes Laws, War on Drugs, Police Brutality/Corruption, Broken Windows Theory, etc.).

      Who knew we shared something in common?

      “It’s all the deep end.”
      -Karl Urban, “Dredd”

      “I am the Law!”
      -Sylvester Stallone, “Judge Dredd”

      O.

      • I am a huge fan of the visual set up of the later version. The way that they captured the effects of Slow Mo’ was amazing to me. I felt like I was rediscovering colors for the very first time. I also enjoyed Maw Maw. Wanted her dead, but I enjoyed her.

        • Obsidian Files

          @Ms. Ruby:
          Yea, you’re not alone in praising the Slo Mo effects; quite impressive, all the way to the end, when Dredd throws Ma-Ma through a plate glass window as sentence for her crimes. In fact, now that IIi think about it, Dredd’s treatment of Women in general, mainly seen in the Chief Judge, the Sista in the beginning of the film, Ma-Ma and rookie Judge Anderson, was very interesting. I was surprised no Feminists came calling the film “misogynistic” for its portrayals of Ma-Ma in particular.

          O.

          • Why would her character draw ire from feminists?

            • Obsidian Files

              @Ms. Ruby:
              Wll, because of the fact that the central female character – Ma-Ma – was so disreputable – and – because of the way Dredd handled her at the end. I was thinking someone would go after thefilm for “violence toward/against Women” or some such. As it turned out, I was pleasantly surprised, as I saw Ma-Ma much in the same way Dredd did – as a perp. Nothing more.

              O.

              • That doesn’t make sense. I wanted her to die in the worst way. She went out of her way to kill innocent men, women, and children in various blocks just to get to Dredd and the other judge in training. Her death was most fitting and I felt a wonderful calm watching her hit the pavement and bleed out. It was very poetic.

                • Obsidian Files

                  @Ms. Ruby:
                  There is an entire cottage industry of postmodernist do-gooder types who loook for reasons to be aggrieved, and one of them is “deconstructing” various media, looking for misogynists under every rock. It’s a problem in large part because of the code of silence surrounding it – that you cannot question or challenge this line of thinking, lest you “trigger” someone’s sensibilities – which effectively shutsdown debate. It’s all bunk, but there’s big currency to be made in the Victim Business.

                  O.

    • LehcarB

      “Season 2’s finale was perhaps the most satisfying finale I’ve ever seen in my short life on this planet.”

      Rude people need to die though,seriously.

      • Yes, yes they do, in the most painful way if possible. I didn’t know Miss Rosa was the girl from the bank robbery back story until then. I thought it was the girl with the overgrown brows, who was taking pictures of her pum pum for her man.

        • LehcarB

          Haha she never did get another phone so she could continue sexting. Btw i understand they have a million and one back stories to get to,but the way they did it this season felt…rushed? Crazy Eyes easy could have had 2 episodes for hers.

          • spinnellii

            Agreed on the season feeling rushed with all the back stories, however I did like that it didn’t seem like Piper was the central character anymore. this season seemed more about their experiences and their development into who they are now as opposed to how each character affected or interacted with Piper.

            • LehcarB

              I concur and this shift is important. I mean that first episode,i struggled to be attentive and even then I was multitasking. It’s so easy to be annoyed by Piper.

            • Val

              I liked it much better with Piper not being the central character. She really got on my nerves in the first season.

              • spinnellii

                she got on my nerves as well… that whole I dont belong here, I’m better than this mantra… girl bye… she’s got a little more accountability this season though, rehabilitative win for the prison system maybe? idk
                did you read the book that the show was base on? she’s 354445x more annoying in that I only got about halfway thru before i was done with her.

              • LMNOP

                I watched the first episode of the first season, and Piper was so irritating I just left the show alone. Maybe I should give it another try.

                • AlwaysCC

                  i really didn’t get the hype…i think i watched the second episode to give it another chance. still nothing.

                • Val

                  Watching Piper in the first season was a real strain. I think they got the message because this year not only is that character more tolerable but the story is more inclusive of the other women.

          • Lol no she didn’t. Bennet couldn’t sneak a phone in for her. Crazy Eyes is really touching for me. Working with mentally disabled kids has made me extremely sensitive to the issues they face when trying to exist in a world where no one really understands them/can communicate with them. Not only that, her white adoptive parents were weaaaaak!!

            The mom letting her daughter stay at that slumber party with the racist mom just pissed me off.

            • spinnellii

              I was thinking the same thing! You already identified that parent as being racist/having a problem with your child why, why, why would you let EITHER of your children stay there?

              • Women in general are extremely pressed to be in certain social circles with other mothers.

            • LehcarB

              I didnt see it as racist so much as her having a problem with the mental disability. She didnt get that even though she was 10 mentally she was 6.

              I have a brother who graduated high school the same year i did and hes 3 years older. He’s also intellectually delayed. He works but still lives at home. I sometimes think my dad is scared to let him live independently because of those insensitive people.

              • Very true. I still kind of felt like her being black didn’t really sit well with her either though.

        • panamajackson

          So y’all just gon’ talk all up and about OITNB like everybody else has had time to watch the whole thing?

          rude.

          • Boo Radley

            Ok, but really though, ole spoiler alert azz samurais.

          • You mad?

            • panamajackson

              Not mad. But since it’s my house I will take EVERYBODY up outchea!!! LOL

    • Aye Ruby, no spoilers!!!! I’m only 5 episodes in on season 2. They just came out Friday.

      • Val

        I was 5 episodes in on Friday night. Lol

        • Me too! i had to fall back though.

        • panamajackson

          congratulations. lol. now let the rest of us cook. by Friday…all bets off.

          • Val

            The rules state you must binge watch netflix series the weekend they are released. Lol

            • I follow this rule lol

            • panamajackson

              Some of us were busy…you know being out and doing sh*t in the sun. Volunteering and celebrating birthdays and doing brunch. I still managed to get 6 episodes in.

              But i like to go outside sometimes.

            • Epsilonicus

              F*ck yo rules

              • Val

                Why are you cussing at me, man?

                • CamCamtheGreat

                  Why not?

      • Ok I won’t be mean. You’re going to love the finale though.

    • Kema

      Girl!!! I also binge watched season 2. It was great!

    • Val

      That was a good finale, AP. But, am I the only who noticed that the woman with cancer who was a bank robber had two different accents? In the flashbacks she had a Cuban accent and in the present day she had some sort of Eastern European accent. What was that about?

      • EXACTLY! That’s why I thought the girl s.exting in the bathroom was her. Idk. Poor writing probably.

    • WIP

      Everybody keeps talking about this show. Maybe I need to get on it…

    • b sweet

      I watched season 1 this weekend and I’m halfway through season 2. man, I’m not sure how I was getting by without this in my life. Alex is my favorite character

      • Val

        Alex? Really? lol. She’s such a user though.

        • b sweet

          I so don’t get that from her. She’s authentic and interesting and that’s a hard combination to find. I like her brand of sarcasm and the way she processes and expresses emotions.

          • Val

            Interesting analysis. I suppose my favorite characters are Piper’s brother and the chick that drives the van.

            • b sweet

              I could see Piper’s brother. please expound on the chick that drives the van-what do you like about her?

              • Val

                After you see the rest of season two we’ll talk about her. I don’t want to spoil anything for you.

                • b sweet

                  we’ll talk soon. Pencil me in.

      • Fugg Alex. I loved her on That 70’s Show but you’ll learn that she’s an evil wench soon enough.

        • Val

          Oh that’s where else I’ve seen her. I was trying to remember where I’d seen her before. For some reason I thought I’d seen her on The L Word.

          • The dark hair probably threw you off.

        • b sweet

          My love for her is deep and it’s real. I’m 70% certain the rest of the season won’t take that love away, ESPECIALLY if it involves anything she did to Piper, as she is my least favorite. I will however, watch and report back. Pencil me in.

          • Lol as much as I loathe Piper, what Alex does to her towards the end of season 2 was dirty….real dirty. I can’t wait for the rest of y’all to finish the season so we can REALLY discuss it.

    • Rachmo

      Um I freaking love Dredd.

  • veryaveragebrotha

    Not a movie….but anyone who didn’t like The Wire has to go….

    • Obsidian Files

      @VAB:
      I agree; but let’s face it – The Wire is a very tough show to like. By David Simon’s own admission, The Wire is one very long “angry letter” in the tradition of Mark Twain, and…well, American audiences on balance, just can’t get to that. It explains how and why it did so poorly among HBO viewers during its initial run. Unlike the umpteeen iterations of Law & Order, who had complex but ultimately likable and camera friendly characters, strong leading Women and the like, The Wire featured an ensemble cast of real-life looking character actors who were shot through with human frailties and at times, more often than not, outright failings. It was depressing, angering, and there were few success stories or happy endings – unlike Law & Order, where the perp always got his and on occasion, her, comeuppance by the end of the episode.

      And then, there is the undeniably uncomfortable reality that Race played in the series. Which made the show all the more difficult to watch – because, unlike Law & Order, which basically featured a Great White (Male) Defendant from the Upper East Side, The Wire featured none-too-bright “Corner Yo’s” in the bowels of inner-city Baltimore basically offing each other in a neverending numbing cycle of death every week. And the Blacks on the other side – the cops, politicians and the like – were little better, always looking to game the system to get a slightly bigger piece of the pie. The Wire was, in sum, just too real for too many people, Black and White, and which accounts for how and why it never got the accolades or lifespan, that Law & Order did and does.

      O.

      • “why it never got the accolades”

        I want to fight you on this, but I think it’s just because I’m a huge fan of the series. Comparing The Wire to Law & Order is a mismatch for me because of the shows’ disparities in format and in media (cable vs. network). While The Wire may not have garnered as many trophies as L&O (the serial is much more digestible than the HBO show), I still think The Wire was a ton better for all the reasons you listed that differentiated from L&O.

        • Obsidian Files

          @Ms. Dara:
          Yes, you’re right – but that still doesn’t change what I said. The Wire is a very depressing show with little “uplft” in it, and that’s just not what American audiences want to or like to see in the main. The Wire is MORE depressing than The Sopranos, or Tru Blood, when you think about it. David Simon said that a major reason why The Wire didn’t get the viewers other HBO shows did was due to the bleak realism of inner city life in America, much of which focuses on Race, and people, and not just White, just ain’t got time for that. Now don’t get me wrong, I think The Wire is hands down one of the best dramas ever made regardless as to time or medium; but I’m honest enough with myself to know that most people won’t like it, because it is just tooo real to deal with.

          O.

          • “Yes, you’re right”

            That’s all I needed to hear. (walks away whistling)

            • Obsidian Files

              @Ms. Dara:
              Don’t walk away just yet; did you get my open letter last week?

              O.

      • Boo Radley

        I…actually…agree with him. It burns a little. :)

  • I have an uh eclectic taste in movies so I’m not really too hard on people for not liking the movies I like (music is something else entirely though). There are a handful I’d have to reconsider my entire relationship with you if I found out you didn’t get SOMETHING from them though.

    Betty Blue
    Le bonheur (Happiness)
    The Battle of Algiers (if you’re on those people that says you didn’t know who to root for we can’t associate on any level)
    East of Eden (James Dean :'( )
    Oasis
    Clockers (spike lee’s best feature film easily)
    In Bruges (if you don’t think this is funny then we now both know our humor will never align)

    • I liked “Clockers”- especially the soundtrack for it. ” In Bruges” had me rolling though. I think Hulu Plus or Netflix has it available for streaming- I need to watch that one again.

      • Probably Hulu Plus. I don’t think any Colin Farrell films are available for streaming on Netflix unfortunately.

        • Hey, you never know. Netflix has been updating their streaming library like crazy within the last few months.

      • IcePrincess

        The book was waaaay better (clockers).

    • As much ish as I give the French I didn’t pick a side during the Battle of Algiers. I just watched it through a historical lens. Great movie.

      • Asiyah

        I read that the director of this movie really tried to make it a historical piece and wanted to show how both sides did bad things. Although I sympathize and side with the Algerians, I really respect Pontecorvo for being as balanced and fair as he could be (I don’t know if anybody is capable of being completely balanced and fair). It’s all the more reason why I like this film so much.

        • I went back and watched it a few years ago after some American general (forget whom) said that they should have watched that film before conducting the last two wars we became involved in.

    • I think I watch too much pr0n, because my first thought when I saw “East of Eden” was “that pr0nstar dude did another mainstream movie”? :(

      • Liberal feminists are obsessed with James Deen because he’s a rare male adult actor that enjoys getting his partner off. Nothing else is notable besides that and I LOATHE the fact that he chose that name for himself.

        • The truth is that James Deen is a teen idol who f*cked around and went left doing pr0n. In an alternate universe, he’s the star of those Twilight flicks. Plus he’s the rare male star who has screaming teenage girls following him around like B2K in their prime. Whoever thought up that screen name was definitely paying attention.

          • Freebird

            discus

          • Freebird

            james deen is performing like a lot of dudes in p orn. his work isn’t even e rotica. he’s out there pounding away like other stars. the differences are 1) women find him VERY attractive and 2) he stares into his co-stars eyes instead of into space.

          • Freebird

            he’s handsome. otherwise he is pounding away like any other p orn star.

        • miss t-lee

          That’s not exactly the reason, but braise on sir.

          • Elaborate.

            • miss t-lee

              For ladies who like to watch the genre–there isn’t exactly any eye candy, so he is a rarity, with about 2 or 3 other guys.
              Amongst other things, but…yeah.

              • That’s my point though. Normally, the dudes are executioners who look like what every guy thinks they are in their wildest dreams. James Deen has a look that appeals to women.

                • Freebird

                  discus

                • miss t-lee

                  Exactly.

                • menajeanmaehightower

                  Guy next door good looks. Doesn’t look like he’s out to kill the box. Articles have been written on why he appeals to white women.

                  • Freebird

                    Doesn’t look like he’s out to kill the box.

                    do you mean he does not look threatening?

                    • menajeanmaehightower

                      Bingo.

                  • miss t-lee

                    Well he does in other genres…lol

              • If he’s eye candy I feel sad for women who watch pron.

                • Obsidian Files

                  @Ricky:
                  Yea, I’m with you in that I struggle to get exactly what Whiteliberal Women see in James Deen the p*rn actor. I mean yea, I get Ms. Tee-Lee’s point about him being well endowed, but there are any number of actors who are just endowed and in much bettter shape. Even Deen himself doesn’t consider himself to have :Leading Man looks, so I’m not getting it.

                  As for the idea that he makes sure the ladies are enjoying it – well, based on the work he’s done thst I’ve seen, I don’t see what it is that he’s doing that puts him so far ahead of the pack. I can think up other guys in the business who were known for being friendly and attentive, etc. *shrugs*

                  Then there’s the question of just how many Women actually watch straight guy p*rn to begin with; based on the best info I can gather, not a lot.

                  O.

                  • miss t-lee

                    That’s the thing, it’s not for ya’ll to understand, so you won’t understand it.

                  • Most women I know that regularly watch it, watch either two men or two women. That’s it.

    • Obsidian Files

      @Ricky:
      The Algiers scenein the final installment of the Bourne films is a wink to The Battle of Algiers; did you see it?

      O.

      • I haven’t seen any of the Bourne movies in about 6 years. All I remember is the car chase in the last one.

    • Asiyah

      “The Battle of Algiers” is great!

    • afronica

      Re: Le Bonheur, ’35, ’65 (or Solondz)?

      • 1965. Agnes Verda’s one

        • afronica

          Hmmm. Looks…messy? I guess I’d say.

          • It is depression and horror juxtaposed to the most beautiful parts of France. Perfect color palette and perfectly directed and acted.

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