M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

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What do you rate Shamalama's latest, Not Happenin'?

10 - This is only here for aesthetic purposes
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:36 pm

bad wind gags based on Burl's review...

there's a Wind in the Door...run!

who will Inherit the Wind?

there's a Wind in the Willows...run!

[news reporter] the windsurfing industry has suffered a terrible blow this week as...

that Wind really shook that barley...

Gone with the Wind indeed...

that's a Mighty Wind...

The Wind Will Carry Us (to Hell!)...
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Fried Gold on Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:42 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:did anyone pass wind at the approaching killer wind?

are flatulists safe?

Only if they've just eaten veg.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby WinslowLeach on Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:50 pm

N Might Sham's The Crappening!
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Postby hackett on Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:03 pm

WinslowLeach wrote:N Might Sham's The Crappening!


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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby yorrick brown on Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:57 pm

so sorry wrote:Capone's review on main page


"I truly could not conceive of a world where anyone would allow a film this poorly made to be released"


Youch



double youch!.

and

Unfortunately, the finished film feels more like the sloppy, chunky afterbirth of a message film from a man who used to impress me as a filmmaker. I truly hope this is as bad as it ever gets from Shyamalan. This is the kind of movie that kills careers; it certain murdered my spirit for most of a day. It's almost worth seeing just to see how poorly executed every aspect of the work is, but even I'm not that much of a sadist to say that's a reason to watch any movie

the twist ending is that the killer is actually robert plant.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby so sorry on Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:11 pm

yorrick brown wrote:the twist ending is that the killer is actually robert plant.


HAHAHA!!!!
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Vegeta on Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:28 pm

Fried Gold wrote:
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:did anyone pass wind at the approaching killer wind?

are flatulists safe?

Only if they've just eaten veg.

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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Maui on Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:43 pm

Wow, that good! :P :roll:

Clearly it will be behind the green CGI this weekend, but I'm curious if it will even take 2nd place.

Remember M. Knight as he once was, dazzling us with "The Sixth Sense" and "Unbreakable".
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby burlivesleftnut on Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:11 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:bad wind gags based on Burl's review...

there's a Wind in the Door...run!

who will Inherit the Wind?

there's a Wind in the Willows...run!

[news reporter] the windsurfing industry has suffered a terrible blow this week as...

that Wind really shook that barley...

Gone with the Wind indeed...

that's a Mighty Wind...

The Wind Will Carry Us (to Hell!)...


You forgot the easiest one of all:

New M. Night Movie Blows.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Chairman Kaga on Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:43 pm

burlivesleftnut wrote:Anyone remember a movie from the 70s (I think it was made for TV) where every dog in the world turn evil and they wanted to kill Leslie Nielson or something?

It was called called "Day of the Animals" (incidently the animals go wild due to the depleted Ozone layer). You can currently pick it up in an excellent boxset with Grizzly and Devil Dog.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby TheBaxter on Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:11 am

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:bad wind gags based on Burl's review...

there's a Wind in the Door...run!

who will Inherit the Wind?

there's a Wind in the Willows...run!

[news reporter] the windsurfing industry has suffered a terrible blow this week as...

that Wind really shook that barley...

Gone with the Wind indeed...

that's a Mighty Wind...

The Wind Will Carry Us (to Hell!)...



how many crap films must a man make
before you call him a failure?
the answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind...
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby yorrick brown on Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:11 am

Maui wrote:Wow, that good! :P :roll:

Clearly it will be behind the green CGI this weekend, but I'm curious if it will even take 2nd place.

Remember M. Knight as he once was, dazzling us with "The Sixth Sense" and "Unbreakable".


he needs to call up bruce willis for his next movie .
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby yorrick brown on Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:16 am

TheBaxter wrote:
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:bad wind gags based on Burl's review...

there's a Wind in the Door...run!

who will Inherit the Wind?

there's a Wind in the Willows...run!

[news reporter] the windsurfing industry has suffered a terrible blow this week as...

that Wind really shook that barley...

Gone with the Wind indeed...

that's a Mighty Wind...

The Wind Will Carry Us (to Hell!)...



how many crap films must a man make
before you call him a failure?
the answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind...


hahaha,

true his next movie is airbender right :D ?.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby WinslowLeach on Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:08 am

"Airbender! Break Like The Wind!"
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Lurker Johnson on Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:27 pm

Whoa... Total re-design on the Zone.

Not sure if I like the difference, but hell, things change right?

I just wanted to tell you guys to NOT see this flick.

It's just bad. Like, almost laughably bad.

I saw it at the drive-in, and my friends and I couldn't stop ourselves from poking fun.

To any M. Night defenders, sorry but its shite.

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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Pacino86845 on Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:28 pm

Wow, this is now the second time this year I'm writing to urge you guys NOT TO WATCH THIS BLOODY FILM!!

Even with his failures (and there have been more failures than successes on Shyamalan's filmography), there were always certain qualities among those films that kept them from being utter disasters. But not this time. The Happening IS an unhinged assault on the art of cinema, from conception to completion. I didn't like The Village, Signs, or Lady in the Water, but they each some elements I could appreciate, but I simply regret having watched The Happening.

Also a couple of scenes were staged like it was 100% amateur hour at Shamalamadingdong productions, and in one statically-framed shot, that should have been dense with tension, there was a very distracting boom mic bobbing in and out of the shot repeatedly. Everyone in the theater started cracking up.

The Happening gets the very rare 1/10 (Lowest Score Possible) outta me. Seriously, if you're curious go read some spoilers, there's nothing salvageable in this film that would make you feel that you didn't waste all your money.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby WinslowLeach on Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:20 pm

N Might Sham is heading into the Brett Crapner, Toilet Boll group it seems. The Toxicly Terrible Trio! :(
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Chairman Kaga on Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:24 pm

I'm no Ratner fan but his movies are just tremendously medicore rather than the complete crap of Boll's films.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby yorrick brown on Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:49 pm

i just really hope marky mark finds out what happened to the bees,he looked very upset about it.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Ribbons on Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:29 am

I do have to say Night made a joke in the end credits that gave me chuckle; he's listed as "Joey," a "character" who calls Zooey Deschanel's cell phone but who's never actually seen or heard in the movie. After all the flak he's (justifiably) gotten for giving himself unduly huge roles, I thought it was a canny bit of self-deprecation.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby yorrick brown on Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:38 am

Ribbons wrote:I do have to say Night made a joke in the end credits that gave me chuckle; he's listed as "Joey," a "character" who calls Zooey Deschanel's cell phone but who's never actually seen or heard in the movie. After all the flak he's (justifiably) gotten for giving himself unduly huge roles, I thought it was a canny bit of self-deprecation.


Ha,i`m guessing he learnt his lesson from LADY IN THE WATER.

Whats this scene people are talking about with a lion attack,sounds like its one of those so bad its funny scenes lol !?.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Ribbons on Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:44 am

yorrick brown wrote:Whats this scene people are talking about with a lion attack,sounds like its one of those so bad its funny scenes lol !?.


Yeah, M. Night's unintentionally funny ratio has gone up with each film (well, maybe this is a step down from Lady in the Water, actually).
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby buster00 on Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:51 am

This thread needs more Zooey Deschanel.

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MUCH more.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Fried Gold on Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:59 am

buster00 wrote:This thread needs more Zooey Deschanel.

I think it's mediocre enough already.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:52 pm

buster00 wrote:This thread needs more Zooey Deschanel.


Well, here's the best song off her album...
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby papalazeru on Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:19 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:Wow, this is now the second time this year I'm writing to urge you guys NOT TO WATCH THIS BLOODY FILM!!

Even with his failures (and there have been more failures than successes on Shyamalan's filmography), there were always certain qualities among those films that kept them from being utter disasters. But not this time. The Happening IS an unhinged assault on the art of cinema, from conception to completion. I didn't like The Village, Signs, or Lady in the Water, but they each some elements I could appreciate, but I simply regret having watched The Happening.

Also a couple of scenes were staged like it was 100% amateur hour at Shamalamadingdong productions, and in one statically-framed shot, that should have been dense with tension, there was a very distracting boom mic bobbing in and out of the shot repeatedly. Everyone in the theater started cracking up.

The Happening gets the very rare 1/10 (Lowest Score Possible) outta me. Seriously, if you're curious go read some spoilers, there's nothing salvageable in this film that would make you feel that you didn't waste all your money.


Thanks for the heads up.

Now that REALLY makes me want to see that film. I'm going to have to pick a quiet night with a few friends, go the cinema tanked up and pull a MST3K on this.

You've made it sound really really REALLY bad, considering you do try to find the good side in most things.

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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Pacino86845 on Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:28 pm

Man it was an embarrassing film to watch... like I said, even when I didn't like Shyamalan's films I could find something to appreciate. But not here... I think Capone nailed it really well with his review.
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Postby papalazeru on Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:11 pm

Would you rather do a Boll all-nighter?

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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Fried Gold on Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:51 pm

yorrick brown wrote:i just really hope marky mark finds out what happened to the bees,he looked very upset about it.

Or what? You'll release the dogs? Or the bees? Or the dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark they shoot bees at you?

That was all I could think about when he kept talking about the bees.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Maui on Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:15 pm

Shamlamading dong productions!!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahah

That is hilarious, good one Pacino!

This movie is a huge TURD!!!!! I didn't pay to see this, this was a theatre sneak, THANK GOD!!!

I laughed in the theatre, wait, this isn't a comedy. Mood rings, hot dogs, cheese and crackers, group huddles that are of the quality of a bad high school play.

This movie is so freakin' bad, it is absolutely horrible. It's like watching a cast of Haydens.

I walked out of the theatre and the trees were blowing around in the parking lot. Damn you M. Knight - now I can never look at a tree blowing in the wind again, without thinking about your ridiculous movie.

Also, was this supposed to be scary?

BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, enough with the bees. I assume a high school science teacher knows all the answers to everything, yeah right.

John Leguz. was probably the only good thing in this film and they had to ruin that with this lame ass shot of him driving away in the jeep, in slo mo too. Bah!

0 out of 10
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Postby WinslowLeach on Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:02 pm

"0 out of 10" LOL! :lol:
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Postby papalazeru on Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:17 pm

This is now compulsory viewing for me.

It's getting Zeros from the Zoners....must let my vote count.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Maui on Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:18 pm

WinslowLeach wrote:"0 out of 10" LOL! :lol:


That would be a first for me, giving a movie a "0". I should probably give it a "1" though because it made me laugh, even if it wasn't supposed to be funny.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby yorrick brown on Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:57 pm

i still want to see it for these scenes of marky mark talking to a pot plant and this lion attack scene?.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Maui on Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:33 pm

yorrick brown wrote:i still want to see it for these scenes of marky mark talking to a pot plant and this lion attack scene?.


Talking to the plant was not funny, alot of people laughed in the theatre at that scene BUT those were the same people that screamed at the doll on the bed scene, so .....you know.

The lion attack scene was hilarious, not meant to be though. I was the only one laughing. The guy holds out his arm (an obvious fake one) ..then gets them both chomped off. The 'happening' people watch this on a video phone in horror. That entire scene was just so stupid it was funny.

I keep asking myself, did I get this movie all wrong. Is this movie really a dark B comedy. M. Knight has us all fooled?!?!?!?

I laughed at parts that were not meant to be funny, when M. Knight was trying to be funny, I just rolled my eyes.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby The Vicar on Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:44 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:Wow, this is now the second time this year I'm writing to urge you guys NOT TO WATCH THIS BLOODY FILM!!

Even with his failures (and there have been more failures than successes on Shyamalan's filmography), there were always certain qualities among those films that kept them from being utter disasters. But not this time. The Happening IS an unhinged assault on the art of cinema, from conception to completion. I didn't like The Village, Signs, or Lady in the Water, but they each some elements I could appreciate, but I simply regret having watched The Happening.

Also a couple of scenes were staged like it was 100% amateur hour at Shamalamadingdong productions, and in one statically-framed shot, that should have been dense with tension, there was a very distracting boom mic bobbing in and out of the shot repeatedly. Everyone in the theater started cracking up.

The Happening gets the very rare 1/10 (Lowest Score Possible) outta me. Seriously, if you're curious go read some spoilers, there's nothing salvageable in this film that would make you feel that you didn't waste all your money.


That tears it - guess I'll go see Hulk again.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Bob Samonkey on Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:38 pm

random Facebook review wrote:It had the jumpy moments I've come to expect from an M.Night film, but it lacked the twisted ending I desperately wanted. Still a good comedy though! Go see it for yourself!


I thought that was funny...
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Postby Maui on Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:25 pm

Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:
random Facebook review wrote:It had the jumpy moments I've come to expect from an M.Night film, but it lacked the twisted ending I desperately wanted. Still a good comedy though! Go see it for yourself!


I thought that was funny...


Love it!

I really want to know what Joey had for dessert? What about the rest of you guys that saw "The Crappening".
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby RogueScribner on Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:32 pm

This thread needs a POLL!!! :lol:
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Maui on Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:33 pm

RogueScribner wrote:This thread needs a POLL!!! :lol:


Yes and can we start with a "0"?
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Pacino86845 on Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:46 am

Done and done!
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby WinslowLeach on Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:46 am

N Might standing talking to reporter: (serious, ominous tone) "This is my first R rated film"

(audience member walks out of film laughing hysterically)
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby TheBaxter on Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:48 am

Pacino86845 wrote:Also a couple of scenes were staged like it was 100% amateur hour at Shamalamadingdong productions, and in one statically-framed shot, that should have been dense with tension, there was a very distracting boom mic bobbing in and out of the shot repeatedly. Everyone in the theater started cracking up.


these problems are almost always due to faulty framing by the projectionist. are you sure it wasn't that? it's hard to imagine a film in this day and age getting through all the editing and post-production and the million or so different eyes that see the film before it's released with a problem as obvious as that. especially when it would be an easy thing to fix with CGI or at least an alternate take.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Pacino86845 on Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:04 pm

Really? I didn't know that could happen w/ projectionists? How do they screw it up? Like they get the film 1:33:1 and they have to set it to the correct aspect ratio by aligning it?
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Maui on Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:05 pm

I just continue to think of more lameness this movie has to offer.

The scene at the house that is sealed up. The rifle poking through the window and blasting those two kids. :roll:

I'd like to nominate the Maple tree with the swing attached for best performance by an actor, for the 2008 Oscars.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby travis-dane on Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:14 pm

Maui wrote:Shamlamading dong productions!!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahah

That is hilarious, good one Pacino!

This movie is a huge TURD!!!!! I didn't pay to see this, this was a theatre sneak, THANK GOD!!!

I laughed in the theatre, wait, this isn't a comedy. Mood rings, hot dogs, cheese and crackers, group huddles that are of the quality of a bad high school play.

This movie is so freakin' bad, it is absolutely horrible. It's like watching a cast of Haydens.

I walked out of the theatre and the trees were blowing around in the parking lot. Damn you M. Knight - now I can never look at a tree blowing in the wind again, without thinking about your ridiculous movie.

Also, was this supposed to be scary?

BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, enough with the bees. I assume a high school science teacher knows all the answers to everything, yeah right.

John Leguz. was probably the only good thing in this film and they had to ruin that with this lame ass shot of him driving away in the jeep, in slo mo too. Bah!

0 out of 10


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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby so sorry on Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:19 pm

Maui wrote:I'd like to nominate the Maple tree with the swing attached for best performance by an actor, for the 2008 Oscars.


I know you're just kidding, but that made me seriously think that at next year's MTV Video Awards, The Wind from the Happening will be nominated for Best Villan!
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby The Vicar on Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:20 pm

Maui wrote:
RogueScribner wrote:This thread needs a POLL!!! :lol:


Yes and can we start with a "0"?



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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Ribbons on Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:21 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:Really? I didn't know that could happen w/ projectionists? How do they screw it up? Like they get the film 1:33:1 and they have to set it to the correct aspect ratio by aligning it?


Yeah, I don't know the withertos and the whyfores, but it is a problem that sometimes occurs as the result of a projection gaff. I remember when I went to see some movie about two years ago, you could see boom mics in all of the trailers.
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Re: M. Night Shyamalan's WHAT'S HAPPENIN'?

Postby Maui on Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:25 pm

so sorry wrote:
Maui wrote:I'd like to nominate the Maple tree with the swing attached for best performance by an actor, for the 2008 Oscars.


I know you're just kidding, but that made me seriously think that at next year's MTV Video Awards, The Wind from the Happening will be nominated for Best Villan!


Well, I think more appropriate would be The Wind winning for best comedic special effect.

There is this one scene where the wind picks up and the grass really starts to move extremely fast towards the people running on the field, it just looks so funny. God this movie is awful. I know Pacino encourages you NOT to see it, but seriously, it's worth seeing for the awfulness which is funny. Did that make sense? I was actually going to walk out of the theatre, but I'm glad I stayed because it was just so freakin' amusing to watch.
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