Escape to the Movies: True Grit

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True Grit

This week, Bob saddles up for True Grit.

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I saw this movie last week and thought it was terrible.

So recorded on tuesday, with rum and coke, to celebrate the new year...

AA, Mr. Bob, AA! It's only 12 steps! You can do it!

Every time I see Mat Damon, I still think of him as that punk from God Will Hunting (Bourne movies are the exception obviously). How the hell is that guy a forty year old father of four already?
Also, did I see a bear riding a horse?

I wonder if he was contacted by Michael Bay or his producers/managers, it just seems peculiar that he just now issues an apology >.>

You could only think of one thing to apologize for? JK. Happy new year Bob!

Another movie that I just saw that should be on the worst movies of 2010:

Salt.

Seriously, go see it. It's dreadful.

So...we basically got 1.5 minutes of an actual review here.

Good to hear that True Grit was good...not that that should surprise anyone.

Chunko:
I saw this movie last week and thought it was terrible.

Yeah me too like exactly a week ago and same opinion as you

How the hell did this get an 80 on metacritic

I enjoyed True Grit, while it wasn't "amazing" by any means, it did hit all the right notes at the right times and was a really enjoyable film. However, I much preferred TRON: Legacy, more my style of film. Still, both are great films in my humble opinion, so I'd check them both out.

Am I the only one that thinks it is just weird/kinda wrong to remaking a John Wayne movie? And I liked Bad Boys 2, even if it was directed by him. >_>

Hey now, I grew up in the snow belt and I LOVE snow, I envy you bastards right now.
OT:What do you think about "The Rock" since that seems to be the film that got Michael Bay into the Criterion Collection.

"The next person to as it fun to get all that snow after xmas is going to get punched", huh?

Just like if anybody asks me if all that rain here in So-Cal did any good; there will be punching.

Inception? Where is Inception on the best movies list? Bob?

APSunder:
Inception? Where is Inception on the best movies list? Bob?

Why did I see this one coming haha? I'd say just drop it, not everyone can have the same opinion.

Anyway, as for True Grit, when you say Coen Brothers humor, that could mean all sorts. For example prior to it their more serious film was No Country for Old men with the humor mostly being things we wouldn't really laugh at in real life.

MovieBob:
True Grit

This week, Bob saddles up for True Grit.

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I'm definitely going to see True Grit, I have always enjoyed the Coen brothers' movies! BUT, are you saying that everyone who enjoys a Mike Bay film is a douchebag? That anyone who is not a douchebag could not possibly enjoy a Michael Bay film and that only douchebags enjoy Michael Bay films?

True Grit was great. How can people not enjoy it? It's a well told story, and it's funny.

Pariahwulfen:
Hey now, I grew up in the snow belt and I LOVE snow, I envy you bastards right now.
OT:What do you think about "The Rock" since that seems to be the film that got Michael Bay into the Criterion Collection.

Armageddon is too.

Fuck Michael Bay.

The thing about True Grit that had me a little nervous was who wrote it, more specifically, the Coen Brothers didn't write it. Most of their best works, especially The Big Lebowski and Raising Arizona, were written, directed, and so on all by them. When they took their hand out of one of the main elements of the film's making, I was a little apprehensive. Glad to hear you think it is good, I'll give it a look.

(Then again, the Coen Brothers wrote, directed, and did everything else for The Ladykillers and that film sucked. A lot. A whole lot.)

Wait a second, Michael Bay and Leonard Nimoy are cousins? Really? Wow, couldn't be more different. Then again, I'm nothing like any of my cousins, so I guess that makes sense...

Expendables was still much more fun than you ever will admit, and Scott Pilgrim still was much less fun than you pretend. It was about Hipsters. hipsters never have fun, ever.

And True Grit was great, much more real feel to it than the John Wayne version.

APSunder:
Inception? Where is Inception on the best movies list? Bob?

Probably behind Scott Pilgrim, which is hopefully a mistake.

AwesomeExpress:

MovieBob:
True Grit

This week, Bob saddles up for True Grit.

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I'm definitely going to see True Grit, I have always enjoyed the Coen brothers' movies! BUT, are you saying that everyone who enjoys a Mike Bay film is a douchebag? That anyone who is not a douchebag could not possibly enjoy a Michael Bay film and that only douchebags enjoy Michael Bay films?

I think the difference is how you enjoy the movie.If you think the movies are fun but silly,
rather than a brilliant piece of art,than cross your name of the douche bag list.

I still think he's douche though but I don't have a show to run.

While it was mature of him to apologize, I'm not sure if Michael Bay can hear our insults from the gigantic pile of money he lives in.

I like how Bob calls out movies for being for douche bags while he acts like a know-it all douche bag himself. Some of those movies weren't terrible... well I admit what was up with the raciest transformers. Although seeing how old transformers is they might have been still acceptable back in the day. Like speedy Gonzales or Date Rape Le Pew.

Why back-peddle with the Bay comment? As far as I'm concerned you can say whatever the fuck you want on your own show.

Don't worry about "integrity," you're just fine. Someone needs to speak up for us. 7/10 is a bad review these days and you seem to be the only one who will lay out a 2/10 when it's deserved.

Besides, Bay threw integrity out the window in 98.

Well, i thought you were going in a good direction with that apology, until you completely undermined the more pressing insult; being that you called any person who enjoyed Transformers a douche-bag as well. Thanks for that, though, I had almost forgotten why I disregard almost everything you have to say.

For the love of god, if you don't like a movie, that's fine. But don't go around hurling insults at the people who do. Imagine if I had said "Scott Pilgrim is still a movie made by pretentious hipsters who enjoy the odd buggering, for pretentious hipsters who enjoy the odd buggering." in this sentence, not only am I declaring my loathing for the movie, which in of itself would be fine, but I am also declaring my loathing for you, specifically, Movie Bob, simply because you enjoyed it. That is what you have done to me, sir, on two separate occasions now.

I'm going to see this movie at some point anyway but I have to know, does this one have the crazy guy that runs around making animal noises in it like the John Wayne version?

What a crappy top 3 :D

And whats wrong with Transformers ? I mean, Ive never been into transformers so I cant compare it to source material. But it seems like a decent "non-thinking" action flick, I had more fun watching it then say, Expendables.

Anyone else cringe as hard as I do when somebody pretends to be drunk? Even if it's in an ironic way?

No reason to apologize Movie Bob, your Transformers 2 review is easily one of my favorites. I enjoy your reviews because you take a side, you don't beat around the bush stating the pros vs. the cons.

You just say whether or not the movie is worth our time and you don't care what other people think of your opinion. I love how people are offended when MovieBob makes fun of them for seeing a movie, but no gives a damn about Yahtzee calling everyone a twat every week. Plus, anyone who actually enjoys a Michael Bay film IS a douchebag, there's not one person I've met who enjoyed Transformers who wasn't.

ShadowKatt:
So recorded on tuesday, with rum and coke, to celebrate the new year...

AA, Mr. Bob, AA! It's only 12 steps! You can do it!

Since when d'ya need a reason to drink!? :p

interesting review, may give that a watch.

Bay may not be a douchebag, but he's still a MORON. Anyway, I saw True Grit on Xmas and this is what I have to say: Jeff Bridges dual-wielding revolvers with the reins in his teeth. Nuff said.

My top films that I saw: Inception and True Grit

Biggest Disappointment: Iron Man 2 (and probably soon to be Iron Man 3 and every Marvel film in the next two years)

I'm with you, Bob. That blizzard was not fun.

Whoa, wait... does that mean Michael Bey is from Boston too?! *looks it up* oh, relatives by marriage.
It's New Year's Eve! time for all Bostonians to put on The Dismemberment Plan's song The Ice of Boston and get drunk and loud!

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