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  1. Pants McSkill

    The hustle

    Cheers Zok! It'll be for the audiences to decide if we managed it. And no need to apologise. like I said earlier, I really doubt this is a film for you, or that many people in here. While I'd love as many people as people to watch it, life's short and there's a fuckton of amazing things to watch out there that you already know you're more likely to love. When I'm two seasons behind on Better Call Saul, it's tough to get excited about Fast and Furious 8.
  2. Pants McSkill

    The hustle

    It's far more in the twisty-turny world. Sorry, I wish I could be more specific!
  3. Pants McSkill

    The hustle

    I am! As is the Director, the Director of Photography, the Producer and Rebel herself. Not just the spirit of DRS, but the spirit of 80s comedies in general. They had style and wonderful soundtracks, great camera work and nuanced performances. I want more of that in my comedies, and I want to bring more of that to audiences. Case in point - I spent fucking MONTHS with the director working out the soundtrack to this film. We absolutely did not want 'generic current RnB star' all over it. And I love the soundtrack, it's different and quirky, and mixes contemporary tracks that aren't what you hear everywhere else with an amazing score - which came from us working with a genius composer who also wanted to bring the spirit of 80's comedies to audiences.
  4. Pants McSkill

    The hustle

    I don't find it unpleasant or unfair at all. It's not a million miles away from my opinion about the majority of Superhero movies. Entertainment is entirely subjective, and I'm certainly not going to try and convince you that it's a film you'll enjoy, because I don't know what you enjoy. If you're a regular poster in this sub-forum, chances are a broad female-led Hollywood comedy remake isn't top of your list. 'Unnecessary'... That's an interesting word. Of course, one could argue that no films are necessary, they are simple entertainment after all. Not me though, I fucking love movies. Unnecessary suggests the question; Why make this when Dirty Rotten Scoundrels exists? DRS is a movie many of us love. Most of us saw it when we were kids or teenagers. The thing is, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a remake. The original telling was Bedtime Story, a 1964 flick starring Marlon Brando and David Niven. The vast majority of kids/teenagers/young people back then didn't watch movies from 1964. They weren't even aware of films from 1964 (I'm using the pronoun 'they' as I suspect there's one or two peeps in here who absolutely did watch movies from the 50's and 60's, e.g. I watched the old Stagecoach westerns with my Granddad). And the same is true of young people today, they don't watch movies from the 80's. In our test screenings and research, we discovered that about 80% of people under 30 hadn't seen Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and more than half hadn't even heard of it. Don't get me wrong, I would love it if the youth started watching 80's movies, they're missing out on some proper classics. Imagine discounting Beverly Hills Cop because it's 'old'. But they won't. So to bring them a great story in a medium they would enjoy, in the same way Dirty Rotten Scoundrels brought us a remake of a story we could fall in love with... I'm gonna push back against the term 'Unnecessary'. I'm also not naive. This movie exists solely because MGM think they can make money from it. Unfortunately that is true of all Hollywood, and always has been. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels only ever existed because MGM thought they could make money from it.
  5. Pants McSkill

    The hustle

    Cheers Zok, I'll make you trinket in the prison woodworking class. I made this. I'm really proud of it and I think it's really funny. And our test audiences thought so too - It's a wonderful feeling to see a cinema full of Joe Public cracking up at something you've made. But it'll get crucified in here, for two main reasons. 1) It's a remake. 2) It's not for you. By 'you', I mean the demographic that frequents this very fine board. And it's OK that it's not for you, there are plenty of films that are. I would love to be in here defending the movie too, and lord knows there's a lot about the Hollywood system I would love to see change, but as this is a public forum I'm sure you'll all understand if I don't slag off my paymasters, or go into too much detail about stuff before the film comes out. But please know, I'm a cinema lover first and foremost, and I find it far better to try and make a Hollywood movie that has echoes of the great comedies of the 80s, than to be a filmmaker who sits on the sidelines and sneers that everything is shit.
  6. Pants McSkill

    Football Thread 2018/19

    An argument in favour of the away goals rule (specifically in Champions League Knockout Matches).
  7. Pants McSkill

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Nope. My thrust was it strikes me as odd to try and rally support for Liverpool to win the title on moral grounds. No it isn't. Comment away. Yeah... Sounds suspiciously like you're wandering down the 'poor plucky underdog' route there.
  8. Pants McSkill

    Football Thread 2018/19

    So where’s the cut off then? Is it the monetary amount? Is cheating in transfers under £20m OK? Under £15m? Or is it that cheating at a youth level is OK, but senior level cheating is crossing a line? Maybe it’s only bad if there’s a distasteful email leaked. I can think of plenty of reasons why a neutral would prefer Liverpool to win the league. I can think of plenty of reasons why a neutral would prefer City to win the league. I can probably think of even more reasons why a neutral would prefer Spurs to win the league. But this idea that everyone should get behind Liverpool in an arbitrary two-team comparison because they are ‘the good guys’ due to City’s ‘bad guys’ transfer dealings… That’s not a road you’re gonna convince many people to go down.
  9. Pants McSkill

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Pulling the 'Liverpool deserve to win the League because Man City cheat at transfers' morality card is a very strange position to take, not least because Liverpool are currently under a suspended transfer ban due to cheating at transfers. https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/liverpool-transfer-ban-academy-players-two-years-fine-embargo-a7668771.html
  10. Pants McSkill

    Football Thread 2018/19

    That's a brilliant article.
  11. Pants McSkill

    Football Thread 2018/19

    It's definitely gotten worse over the last couple of years. Just like in real life, there's a couple of louder voices that offer... shall we say 'fucking moronic' thoughts on the game. This thread used to be better at ignoring them, and it's a shame when the discussion is dragged sideways by people not letting it slide. There's also a second point, which is that I find discussion has gravitated towards the tabloid-esque stories recently. I dunno if it's just me, or if it's inevitable as discussion everywhere has done so. Case in point this current 'Salah dived' tripe. Like really, who gives a shit. People who gleefully seize upon it like it's some golden spoil that definitively prove Liverpool are a horrendous team are only slightly worse than the (usually far better) fans who take it as a personal slight if you suggest this isn't the first time in history Salah may have fallen over a bit easy. But the quality still shines through. There is still plenty of gold in these hills, and plenty of intelligent voices in here. It's far better than most other forums. Maybe if we all engage a bit more with the interesting stuff, we'll convince more people to post similar.
  12. Pants McSkill

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Fuck the Timbers. Whitecaps fo' lyfe yo. (Born from living in Vancouver for four months and attending a whole bunch of Whitecaps games.)
  13. Pants McSkill

    Ultimate Team

    So let's hypothetically say that I... er I mean a random bloke had over 4million coins, but had stopped playing. And he wanted to give some to his mate who plays infrequently, but didn't want to get his mate banned. What would be the best way to do this? Get his mate to sling up a random player (possibly with a weird chem style for identification purposes) for open bud, then max price buy him? A player with as high a price range as possible would be best I suppose.
  14. Pants McSkill

    EFL Championship 2018/19 - All aboard the rollercoaster

    Millwall are having such a bad season that Saido Berahino has scored against us.
  15. Pants McSkill

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Yeah cheers. I put that on Twitter.
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