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  • Wed, Aug 7, 2019 10:42 AM

    Yeah, I've gotta disagree with that.  I don't have any huge connection or bromance with Pitt, but I do think he's a damn good actor.  I thought he stole a lot of Clooney's thunder in Ocean's Eleven, and the jobs he did in Fight Club and Se7en were excellent.

    I do recall liking him in Meet Joe Black, but I can't even think about that movie without laughing because of the touching scene that turns into vehicular homicide.  I laugh every time.

    Wed, Aug 7, 2019 10:50 AM
    posted by O-Trap

    Yeah, I've gotta disagree with that.  I don't have any huge connection or bromance with Pitt, but I do think he's a damn good actor.  I thought he stole a lot of Clooney's thunder in Ocean's Eleven, and the jobs he did in Fight Club and Se7en were excellent.

    I do recall liking him in Meet Joe Black, but I can't even think about that movie without laughing because of the touching scene that turns into vehicular homicide.  I laugh every time.

    My brother and I used to rewind that scene 15 times in a row just to laugh at it.

    I love him in Legends of the Fall, even though that movie is beyond depressing. I make people watch it and when it's over they're like why tf did we do that?? Because it's good, duh!

    Wed, Aug 7, 2019 11:56 AM
    posted by Fab4Runner

    My brother and I used to rewind that scene 15 times in a row just to laugh at it.

    My brother and I did the same after the first time we saw it on television.  "This is kinda dumb. Why are we even watch- HOLY CRAP! HAHAHAHA! WHAT THE HECK JUST HAPPENED???"

    Wed, Aug 7, 2019 2:55 PM
    posted by gut

    There's a couple of great movies in there, mostly with Pitt as an ensemble cast member. The rest, like Pitt, are not particularly memorable.  I think you're letting your mancrush get in the way of an objective evaluation.  Brad Pitt is not a great actor, and even the overrated award shows would seem to confirm that.

    This just doesn’t even make sense. He’s the star of 6 of those movies. Played a minor role/character actor in 3 of them (which is what spawned this conversation) and stole the show from everyone in Oceans.

    Sleepers would be ensemble where he didn’t outshine everyone...

    Also shows his range. Those roles are  it plug and play. They are pretty much all very different from the last.

    Wed, Aug 7, 2019 4:46 PM

    I just remembered Snatch, as well.  LOVED him as Mickey in Snatch.  He was spectacular (and a Brit I know says he actually did really well with the piker accent, which isn't easy).

     

     

    Wed, Aug 7, 2019 4:47 PM

    Gut gonna Gut

    Wed, Aug 7, 2019 5:53 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Oceans 11? Legends of the Fall? Sleepers? Seven? A River Runs Through It? Burn After Reading? True Romance? Moneyball? Twelve Monkeys? 12 Years A Slave? Fight Club?

    Most of those are more of his less “movie star” roles. I think Cruise could’ve played, maybe, 2 of them. There are not many out there who could’ve done them all. It’s tough for him to be a character actor when he is such a big star, but when he is, he’s great. 

    You forgot:

    Killing Them Softly

    Inglourious Basterds

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    Snatch

    Tree of Life

    Wed, Aug 7, 2019 6:06 PM
    posted by Laley23

    This just doesn’t even make sense. He’s the star of 6 of those movies. Played a minor role/character actor in 3 of them (which is what spawned this conversation) and stole the show from everyone in Oceans.

    Sleepers would be ensemble where he didn’t outshine everyone...

    Also shows his range. Those roles are  it plug and play. They are pretty much all very different from the last.

    Or, since a couple of us brought it up before, True Romance. Where he showed he was BORN to play a couch-living stoner.

    Wed, Aug 7, 2019 6:21 PM
    posted by Heretic

    Or, since a couple of us brought it up before, True Romance. Where he showed he was BORN to play a couch-living stoner.

    That was how I felt about Gabriel Macht when I saw him in Middle Men.  I was like, "Damn. He might be a better stoner than he is a hardass lawyer."

    Wed, Aug 7, 2019 7:48 PM
    posted by Commander of Awesome

    You forgot:

    Killing Them Softly

    Inglourious Basterds

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    Snatch

    Tree of Life

    I forgot Snatch for sure. Already touched on Basterds. And agree, he’s great in those others. But I was going for his more unique roles. I basically wish he got more out there roles, because he usually nails them. I really think his looks pigeon holed him for about a decade. And now he is starting to get some better stuff again.

    posted by Heretic

    Or, since a couple of us brought it up before, True Romance. Where he showed he was BORN to play a couch-living stoner.

    Oh, I brought it up. He’s amazing lol. Not sure what Brad Pitt does drugs is best; that or Once Upn a Time. Both are amazing.

     

    Thu, Aug 8, 2019 10:17 AM

    Once Upon a Time 8.5/10

    Not Tarantino's finest, but a very good film.  Pitt was very good and I though Leonardo was superb.  I also like Margot Robbie's performance.  

     

    Nothing in Tarantino's body of work has quite matched the reaction from seeing Pulp Fiction in the theater right when it was released.  People were blown away by it like none of his other films since.  

     

     

    Thu, Aug 8, 2019 3:33 PM
    posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

    Nothing in Tarantino's body of work has quite matched the reaction from seeing Pulp Fiction in the theater right when it was released.  People were blown away by it like none of his other films since.  

     

     

    I'm not saying Pulp Fiction wasn't great, because it was, but I think it might be overrated because it was the first QT movie everyone saw.  At least it is for me. I still rate it his best movie ever and I'm not sure it is better than some of his others. 

    Thu, Aug 8, 2019 3:39 PM
    posted by FatHobbit

    I still rate it his best movie ever and I'm not sure it is better than some of his others. 


    Thu, Aug 8, 2019 5:18 PM
    posted by FatHobbit

    I'm not saying Pulp Fiction wasn't great, because it was, but I think it might be overrated because it was the first QT movie everyone saw.  At least it is for me. I still rate it his best movie ever and I'm not sure it is better than some of his others. 

    It’s great, but I still have it 3rd

    I also think Winston is underestimating my generations (25-35) reaction to Inglourious Basterds. Everyone in high school saw it in theaters and then bought it. When I got to college everyone owned it. People had seen Pulp Fiction, but not at its release based on our age. Basterds has that reaction, imo. Plus it’s just better lol.

    Fri, Aug 9, 2019 9:59 AM
    posted by Laley23

    It’s great, but I still have it 3rd

    I also think Winston is underestimating my generations (25-35) reaction to Inglourious Basterds. Everyone in high school saw it in theaters and then bought it. When I got to college everyone owned it. People had seen Pulp Fiction, but not at its release based on our age. Basterds has that reaction, imo. Plus it’s just better lol.

    My point wasn't that Pulp Fiction was necessarily his best.  But it was the first time most people were exposed to his style.  I also like Inglorious Basterds better.  But when that movie came out Tarantino was a well-known director.  His unusual style wasn't shocking the way it was when Pulp Fiction first hit theaters.  

     

    Fri, Aug 9, 2019 10:32 AM
    posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

    My point wasn't that Pulp Fiction was necessarily his best.  But it was the first time most people were exposed to his style.  I also like Inglorious Basterds better.  But when that movie came out Tarantino was a well-known director.  His unusual style wasn't shocking the way it was when Pulp Fiction first hit theaters. 

    100%, I think Laley is missing the historical context here. Pulp Fiction CHANGED cinema, what he did hadn't been done before. I love IG too, but it didn't have the same cultural impact that Pulp Fuction had. Hell, just look at the Simpsons, they modeled an entire episode around Pulp Fiction.

    Fri, Aug 9, 2019 11:05 AM
    posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

    My point wasn't that Pulp Fiction was necessarily his best.  But it was the first time most people were exposed to his style.  I also like Inglorious Basterds better.  But when that movie came out Tarantino was a well-known director.  His unusual style wasn't shocking the way it was when Pulp Fiction first hit theaters.  

    Gotcha. Yeah I missed what you were saying. 

    Thu, Aug 15, 2019 1:06 PM

    Watched Netflix documentary on Steubenville rape case last night called "Roll Red Roll." There was a lot I had forgotten about this but god damn that clip of Michael Nodianos talking about the girl being raped/dead...that's gotta fuck with him the rest of his life. There's no "young, dumb, drunk, silly mistake" defense in what he said. 

    Thu, Aug 15, 2019 2:17 PM
    posted by friendfromlowry

    Watched Netflix documentary on Steubenville rape case last night called "Roll Red Roll." There was a lot I had forgotten about this but god damn that clip of Michael Nodianos talking about the girl being raped/dead...that's gotta fuck with him the rest of his life. There's no "young, dumb, drunk, silly mistake" defense in what he said. 

    There's a part of me that feels sorry for that guy.  I in no way condone what he did or said on that video.  It was sickening beyond repair.  But, he struck me as an immature high school jackass.  Put an immature jackass in a room with his buddies that he is constantly trying to impress, throw in alcohol and you have a recipe for trouble.  

     

    Again, the video was absolutely horrible.  There is no excuse for it.  But even if this guy takes significant steps to change himself, better himself, get right with life, etc, this thing will always follow him around.   

    Thu, Aug 15, 2019 2:35 PM
    posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

    There's a part of me that feels sorry for that guy.  I in no way condone what he did or said on that video.  It was sickening beyond repair.  But, he struck me as an immature high school jackass.  Put an immature jackass in a room with his buddies that he is constantly trying to impress, throw in alcohol and you have a recipe for trouble.  

     

    Again, the video was absolutely horrible.  There is no excuse for it.  But even if this guy takes significant steps to change himself, better himself, get right with life, etc, this thing will always follow him around.   

    Eh I think that's giving him too much credit. Also, if I just watched the video of him on mute and had no idea who he was or what he was saying, I'd think he had an extremely punchable face. Nevermind he's joking about a "dead" girl getting raped while giggling like a drunk hick. 

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