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Jun 16, 2019, 07:16 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Gauguin is overrated.
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Jun 16, 2019, 02:53 PM
 
sick burn.
     
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Jun 16, 2019, 07:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Gauguin is overrated.
Artworks-wise, yeah. His particular works are...OK. But for leading the pack out of the fog of Impressionism, that he deserves kudos for.

And by “fog,” I mean the sense that by Gauguin’s time it looks like everybody with a brush needed glasses. It’s not Impressionism if it just looks like you can’t focus.

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Jun 16, 2019, 11:35 PM
 
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That sounds more like the clap.
     
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Jun 16, 2019, 11:38 PM
 
Modern abstract art
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Jun 17, 2019, 09:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
At $5, it it is too expensive hence it is overrated. If it was cheaper, but not necessarily under a dollar cheaper, it may be better, but the price premium is too great.
But you said,

Not delicious even if can buy quality ones five for a dollar.
Five for a dollar would be $0.20 each, hence everyone's confusion about your anger.
     
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Jun 17, 2019, 12:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
Modern abstract art
I can’t name a modern abstract artist from the last 30 years, which tells me it’s rated just as it should be.
     
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Jul 6, 2019, 05:35 AM
 
Johnny Depp.
     
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Jul 6, 2019, 10:36 AM
 
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Johnny Depp.
Absolutely not.
     
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Jul 6, 2019, 11:55 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Absolutely not.
He’s in 10 pieces of hot garbage for every good movie.

There’s Fear and Loathing, Ed Wood, and I assume Dead Man. Then it becomes a barren wasteland.

You know who else is overrated? Tim Burton.
     
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Jul 7, 2019, 06:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
He’s in 10 pieces of hot garbage for every good movie.

There’s Fear and Loathing, Ed Wood, and I assume Dead Man. Then it becomes a barren wasteland.

You know who else is overrated? Tim Burton.
Now you’re finally speaking my language!

Add Aaron Sorkin to this list! You can take that trademark snappy dialogue and shove it....
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Jul 7, 2019, 07:11 PM
 
they both were at one point, correctly rated. not lately though.
     
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Jul 8, 2019, 08:07 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
they both were at one point, correctly rated. not lately though.
Especially when you're talking about entertainment, being underrated/overrated is very much a function of the of the times within which they are being evaluated. Sorkin's walky-talky style was an innovation in television drama at the time. Now, it's old hat and worn out a bit. Burton was a child of 80's post-modernism, and hasn't really moved beyond it very much.

I'd say, of the two, Burton has lost the most sheen. I can't even look at Beetlejuice or Batman without grimacing. Sorkin, at least, has the advantage that people actually do walky-talky like that is actual office settings.
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Jul 8, 2019, 09:46 AM
 
See, I still love beetlejuice and batman. Nightmare before Christmas is an evergreen classic. (fight me bro) Big Fish was pretty good.

Where Burton lost it, was remaking Willie Wonka so HORRIBLY, and while he broke out of his comfort zone black/white palette for Alice in Wonderland, those also fell flat for me. I can't think of anything he's made in the last 10 years that wasn't a disappointment. <checks imdb> ok, Miss Peregine wasn't HORRIBLE but it unnecessarily veered from the book.
     
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I liked his version of Alice.
     
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Jul 9, 2019, 05:16 PM
 
Even if I didn’t know I’d likely hate it for other reasons, here’s a radical idea... don’t cast an adult to play a seven-year-old.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
See, I still love beetlejuice and batman. Nightmare before Christmas is an evergreen classic. (fight me bro) Big Fish was pretty good.

Where Burton lost it, was remaking Willie Wonka so HORRIBLY, and while he broke out of his comfort zone black/white palette for Alice in Wonderland, those also fell flat for me. I can't think of anything he's made in the last 10 years that wasn't a disappointment. <checks imdb> ok, Miss Peregine wasn't HORRIBLE but it unnecessarily veered from the book.
Big Fish, surprisingly, didn’t suck.

I’m convinced Beetlejuice and Batman are good only because the studio was herding Burton. Once that stopped is when the problems began. Batman isn’t really that great, anyway.

It had already started with Nightmare, which with the exception of a couple musical numbers, I thought was kinda dull.

The animation was janky at times, too.
     
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Jul 9, 2019, 08:05 PM
 
I have no issue with Sorkin. The Newsroom was genuinely superb.
Johnny Depp probably is a bit overrated, but The first Pirates was actually a really good movie. Its a bit like Titanic, it got so overhyped afterwards everyone got bored enough to start shitting all over it. I'm not saying either is perfect, but they are both very good.
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Oct 2, 2019, 05:01 AM
 
hydroflasks.

i've worked off and on at rei since i was in college, and my god, i can't believe the cult that is hydroflask, i can't decide whether or not they're more or less insufferable than the la croix bros
     
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
I have no issue with Sorkin. The Newsroom was genuinely superb.
Johnny Depp probably is a bit overrated, but The first Pirates was actually a really good movie. Its a bit like Titanic, it got so overhyped afterwards everyone got bored enough to start shitting all over it. I'm not saying either is perfect, but they are both very good.
I didn’t regret watching the first Pirates, but it would have been better with RDJ.
     
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hydroflasks.

i've worked off and on at rei since i was in college, and my god, i can't believe the cult that is hydroflask, i can't decide whether or not they're more or less insufferable than the la croix bros
I've only recently heard these are a thing - apparently they are a requirement for a vsco girl.

We like nalgenes, but I wish their lid loop was sturdier.
     
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requirement for a vsco girl.
I didn’t even know vsco girls were a thing.

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Now that it’s been mentioned, I’m noticing the Scuncis on the wrist.
     
 
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