Discussion in 'Whatever' started by Joe Bunny, Nov 8, 2010.
^ Me, too - what else ya got?
Lost In Space is the only thing that matters.
I hated it. Some cool concepts and great effects and decent acting but holy shit is Parker Posey an annoying useless waste of a character who happens to take up more screen time than everybody else. Lets make a sci-fi show where Parker Posey slowly and stupidly manipulates people for 9 hours straight and a little boy who tries not to cry the whole time!
The only characters I liked were the engineer and the chicken.
I thought I was the only one who hated Parker Posey in this. She has played the same character for years and I can live without it. Still have 4 episodes left was hoping she didn't totally ruin an otherwise decent show.
Sorry but you are headed right into the prime Parker Posey episodes. Would have been a cool family friendly lighthearted sci-fi show without her. As is I will not be tuning in for another season nor would i recommend the show to anyone I know.
@bryce_r one of my faves, i hope they do more seasons! Kantaro: Sweet Tooth salaryman is a nice follow up after all the savory Japanese goodness
Okay, I'm not proud of it, but I spent the better part of yesterday speeding through Lost in Space. Almost definitionally underwhelming, but it could be because I didn't have an 8-year-old sitting next to me. My favorite bit, probably, was hanging out with Molly Parker again - Deadwood, represent! - but the low point for me was hardly Parker Posey. If anything I'm mad at the writers - they undercooked her role so much that it was almost cool to the touch, but I can hardly sing praises about the rest of the venture, as the whole run was fully padded and glacially paced throughout, with a side of trite for every character beat. Can someone help me understand how Ms. Posey was the criminal here?
I'll take my answer off the air.
What is this the Parker Posey hate thread?
I'm not mad at HER actually just her role in the show. Like you said whoever wrote her did an awful job. She wasn't bad enough to bad. Or crazy enough to be crazy. Or mean or interesting or anything at all. She was utterly bland but at the same time she seemed like the focus of nearly every major plot point in the entire show. She actually reminded me of a co-worker I had many years ago who lied about everything all the time for no reason at all. The stupidest stuff too. Like saying she went to a concert over the weekend that I knew for a fact was cancelled. Or that she was allergic to peanuts to cover up the fact she stole someone's peanut butter cups. Hated her too!
As far ar Parker Posey the actress I loved her in one of the Blade movies. Can't recall much else with her in it.
“She needs her busy bee!”
Yeah, Parker Posey was at her best in Christopher Guest’s films.
What was her religion in A Mighty Wind? She worshiped colors? There’s a monologue she gives about her beliefs that’s reeaally funny, partly because it’s so out there and partly due to her being in a progressive yet traditional folk music ensemble. It’s a strange blend that makes for a very interesting character , one that I cannot see anyone other than Parker play. Same with her character in Best In Show.
Christopher Guest is genius, not a word I use often, at creating intriguing characters and getting the perfect actors for the roles. Unfortunately because he’s kept the same group of actors in his movies ( which is honestly fun on one hand), his more recent works haven’t been as strong. The films still have their classic moments, but were better when he focused more on the character development instead of adapting them to fit his regulars., which is what it’s mainly turned into. I say “mainly” because there are some newer actors added to each, but few.
There is a Christopher Guest film (meaning he wrote and directed it) on Netflix right now actually, buuut if you haven’t seen anything of his yet, this shouldn’t be your introduction. “Mascots” is his latest, and worst imo. I only recommend it if you’ve seen some of the better films in his catalogue first. Then you can appreciate or hate this for what it really is, which I believe after watching Mascots , is made for his fans actually. What “A Mighty Wind” was to “This Is Spinal Tap”, “Mascots “ is to “Best In Show”, but even dryer. Kind of a “You’re not going to like it unless you’re already a fan” type of film. Ha, although that’s also a very good reason to think it’s garbage. I liked it! But it’s kinda hard to swallow and doesn’t have the rewatch-ability factor that my favorites of his do, like “This Is Spinal Tap”, “Best In Show”, and “A Mighty Wind” has, or even “Waiting For Guffman” for that matter...
Have you watched Schitt's Creek on Netflix yet? Being a Christopher Guest fan I'm guessing you have. Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara are still so great together.
This show is SO GOOD!
Actually, I have not!. I added it to my queue at some point, but you know how things go. Thanks for reminding me. Something to look forward to this weekend .
Eugene Levy's son (who's also his real son) is such a great character.
In “Schitt's Creek”, @Brooklyn_Vinyl ? That’s fun to know going into it.
His daughter is the waitress in the restaurant I believe @boon velvet
I started it
Funny enough , the hotel clerk immediately reminded me of Parker Posey
... What’d you think of “Mascots “, @Brooklyn_Vinyl ? I think a lot of my criticism probably comes from how it was edited. For example, Fred Willard’s character had some good lines but his monologues (which are usually very enjoyable in these movies) were filled with so much unnecessary, unfunny information that just drug on, that I was ready for it to move on to another scene rather than looking forward to whatever off the wall , zany comment he was gonna say next. It just came off as a waisted opportunity and there were more than a few of those moments.
At least that’s how I remember it.
Tthere are some pretty funny parts that still make it worth watching tho. And for Fred Willard fans, it’s not a total letdown. Off the top of my head I recall a conversation he has with the Worm mascot that is so wrong but equally hilarious.
The show and characters develope over the first season. Catherine O'Hara's character just gets better and better. Particularly her outfits and subtle unidentifiable accent.
Yeah - David is the best character in the show, IMO. Along with Stevie. And I really like how Alexis has developed in S2.
Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy are exactly as good as you think they'd be.
Pretty impressed with the first installment of Wild Wild Country, a multi-part doc on Osho and his ashram's migration to America. It's about darker stuff, too, heh.
Also, I'm really pleased with the newly offered collection of performances by James Acaster so far. Original and funny shit!
I think you might be thinking of Jane Lynch, but they are in the same group in the movie.
@blakewest , That’s right! Thank you too for sharing that clip
I forget just how brilliant the writing and the acting is in these films.
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