Yep, Tucker & Dale was good, trashy, subversive fun.
I'll second that rec and raise you The Ref, an oldie from 1994 with Kevin Spacey, Judy Davis and Denis Leary. It's season-appropriate, with a Christmastime setting, but it's a nice dark, sardonic counterpoint to all the treacle showing everywhere right now.
Nuns on the Run.
Yes, it's hilarious; a good double feature with 'Shawn of the Dead.'
There's a movie called Doomsday that is just balls-off-the-wall crazy and fun.
From the title you would assume that it would be a post-apocalyptic flick, and you would be right, but it's not what you think. It's completely fucking ridiculous in a good way, and not at all sour and depressing.
So blah, blah, blah, there was a virus years ago and the British government walled off Scotland to contain it, and now years later the virus has broken out again on the outside, so they send a team into the walled off Scotland b/c survivors~initial virus~now intolerant.
Anyway the movie picks up there and it is just fucking crazy from that point on, like someone tried to fit in every trope and stereotype of every apocalyptic story every. It was glorious, and deliberately over the top.
Mad Max type lunatics, cannibals, a medieval society that sprung up, king and all; it was just this melange of ridiculousness in the best way.
There are some interesting bits where the revert the story back to government in London and how they are dealing with the virus. Hot Arab daddy Alexander Siddig plays the Prime Minister, and he has an advisor that is a sniveling, conniving asshole, who very obviously plotting some bullshit.
I don't know how to explain it. The whole time you are saying to yourself "what in the land of fuck am I watching" to "this is the most awesome ridiculous thing ever"
I just watched this 2 weeks ago and was very pleasantly surprised-- really funny movie!
The bear is hot too!
District 13: Ultimatum - It's a French action movie, not too serious, with great stunt work. Two extremely fit actors literally bounce off the walls among other moves.
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
And yes, we've changed the look and some of how it operates.
Yes, we know you just *hate* it in well in advance.
Yes, we know we suck.
Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
If you want you can go explore and see for yourself, Click here.
And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
Possibly we've not slain all the dragons and there will be issues that come up during the switchover. There's a help button in the lower right hand corner of the page which you can use to send us bug reports.
Please include as much information about the hardware (PC, Mac, Tablet, Phone etc), operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS etc) and browser (Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer etc) that you are using as possible to help us replicate and fix the problem.
Please note that complaints about colors, fonts, icons and the like are not "bugs" - they are design choices that we've made and we expect one or two cases of world-class bitching. But they won't actually cause headaches, scurvy, heart attacks, Restless Leg Syndrome, Morgellon's Disease or the vapors (but have your smelling salts at hand just in case).
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