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Herblay
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. . . whereupon he was rejected by the collective because he had no personality or any distinctiveness for them to add to their own.

And because his gravelly voice is robotic and scary.

[Angst]

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Christian Bale gave me Borg flashback
OHHHH, GOOOOOD FOR YOU. And how was it? I hope it was ****iní good because itís useless now, isnít it?

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Scifi, stop crasing my **** threads. You do it ONE MORE *****ng time and I ain't walking on this forum if you're still registered. I'm ****ing serious. You're a NICE GUY. You're a nice guy, but that don't ****ing cut it when you're ********ing and ****ing around like this on the forum.
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For ****s sake, you're all amateurs.
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I have to say he was the weak link in terminator salvation. It's ok if he's hiding behind the batman mask but I've come to the conclusion that the man can't really act...
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He was impressive as Patrick Bateman if you ask me, but I think maybe he was playing himself.
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He does do a pretty good job as Old Snake in the new Metal Gear game.

And he was fantastic in Children of Men and in Shoot em Up.

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Orincoro,

I understand the point you're trying to make, but you were out of line in the other thread and you're rather out of line here, too. Dial it down a bit, please.

--PJ

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Well. Isn't that just f****** distracting?
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scifibum
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Papa J., please don't hold that post against Orincoro. He's just continuing a joke I started - there's no genuine ire.

Maybe you know already? It's a joke about Christian Bale.

If you'd prefer us not to post starred profanity for laughs, then several of us deserve the spanking, not just Orincoro.

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Sorry -- didn't know the reference, and I apologize that I overreacted on a wrong assumption that arguments were continuing from a now-deleted thread. I apparently didn't know the point Orincoro was trying to make. Please forgive.

As a general rule I think it's better to avoid the asterisked words, because it's usually too obvious how the words would read anyway, so the minds of those disinterested (like me) still don't end up able to avoid playing the words in their owners' heads (like mine). At least for me. I'd rather not have to make a deal of it, though.

--PJ

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Sorry about that!
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**** ** *** ******* **** *** * ***** ****** *** *** *** * ************** **** *** ****** **** **** ***** ****** **** **** **** **** * **
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*gasp* Dobbie that's horrifying.

PJ, also sorry about that. [Smile]

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Herblay - are you thinking of Clive Owen? I don't think Christian Bale was in Children of Men at all.
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A local radio station keeps playing an "interview" with a movie reviewer (in quotes because they do several fake interviews among staff). The reviewer says that the Terminator franchise peaked with Terminator 2 and the most memorable thing about Terminator Salvation is Christian Bale's rant (which I have no interest in seeing).

And ... Savage Chickens' take on Terminator movies.

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That was Clive Owen? Oh, nevermind then, Bale is crap.
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quote:
Originally posted by Herblay:
That was Clive Owen? Oh, nevermind then, Bale is crap.

He was fantastic in Empire of the Sun.
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Wasn't he Rorschach in Watchmen? He actually did a pretty good job there. The red hair was a little much, but I hear he's method.
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I like to think that my profanity is odd enough that you don't always know what *******' word is starred out.
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quote:
Originally posted by Papa Janitor:
Orincoro,

I understand the point you're trying to make, but you were out of line in the other thread and you're rather out of line here, too. Dial it down a bit, please.

--PJ

Wait, it was a paraphrase of the transcript that scifi posted... is that not ok?

edit: Ah, asked and answered.

How have you never heard that rant before? I've had it scored into my brain by repeated listenings, and I didn't even seek it out. It's just so oddly... compelling. I feel like he really means it when he drops the F-bomb.

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quote:
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So the link on that blog to the Anne Hathaway freakout? Hathaway was doing a parody, right?
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Someone playing Hathaway was doing a parody. [Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
quote:
Originally posted by Papa Janitor:
Orincoro,

I understand the point you're trying to make, but you were out of line in the other thread and you're rather out of line here, too. Dial it down a bit, please.

--PJ

Wait, it was a paraphrase of the transcript that scifi posted... is that not ok?

edit: Ah, asked and answered.

How have you never heard that rant before? I've had it scored into my brain by repeated listenings, and I didn't even seek it out. It's just so oddly... compelling. I feel like he really means it when he drops the F-bomb.

See for me the fact he used it so often in his diatribe makes it lose effect.

The most compelling part for me is when he suddenly says, "You're a nice guy," almost as if he regrets losing it, but then what just happened seizes him again and he keeps going.

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Indeed. To me it almost sounds like he uses it the way most people us filler words like like, um, erm, eh, and so forth. Looking at the transcript, practically all the meaning would still survive if you stripped every f-word out.

If he had put some more thought into the profanity with lots of unique insults like in a Stephen Chow movie then it would have been impressive.

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quote:
Originally posted by Herblay:
Wasn't he Rorschach in Watchmen? He actually did a pretty good job there. The red hair was a little much, but I hear he's method.

Jackie Earle Haley played Rorschach.
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quote:
Originally posted by BlackBlade:


The most compelling part for me is when he suddenly says, "You're a nice guy," almost as if he regrets losing it, but then what just happened seizes him again and he keeps going.

That part hits an interesting not for me as well, because it's plain in that moment that he's looking at this poor guy cowering in fear, and he feels some need to recuperate some of the respect he's obviously forfeited from the crew and director. There are few of us who have never been there, so angry that we'll say almost anything- but then I've heard this is not an isolated incident for Bale, that he excoriates crew members on a regular basis for trivial things, and this was recorded and sent as a representative sample.
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I don't think the guy was cowering. I think he was amused, but recognized that he's not allowed to yell back at the big star.
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Scifi, you and I are done, electronically.
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