Moviebob's Non-TGO stuff.:

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Morgan Freeman is God.
Basically, I thought we might have a thread about Bob's work that isn't The Game Overthinker.

I have to say, he is a lot better when he's talking about movies or "The Big Picture" than when talking about video games.
2 Deboss10th Jan 2011 12:59:23 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
I saw some of them. Namely the one where he bitches about how The Expendables out performed Scott Pilgrim.
3 Marioguy12810th Jan 2011 02:44:23 PM from various galaxies
Geomancer
This would go in the Film subforum I believe.
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Nope, new media. We had a thread already for big Picture, which is a hit and miss series imo. There were some really terrible episodes but there's one or two good ones in there.

Escape to the movies is pretty good though, even when he starts bitching and moaning it never gets too bad.
Morgan Freeman is God.
Something about the "Geek Gods" episode just bugs me. He keeps going on and on about how geek culture can and should make their own religion, and then he remembers Scientology and says "never mind."

Why invalidate your own argument?

Also, he mispronounced "Haruhi."

The episode on Genetic Engineering was the best IMO.
6 ACDrawings10th Jan 2011 05:48:43 PM from MY PERSONAL REALITY
YOSH!
I think the Scientology thing was meant to be a joke, not necessarily invalidating his statement, just showing how it can go wrong, like a warning.

Anyhow, I tend to enjoy most of his movie review and the Big Picture is hit or miss with me. the Space thing made me want to kill him and the one more day thing didn't add anything new. The Sports Nerds are like us thing was great and the captain America one was interesting.
When All Else Fails, you have fun and flirt wit da ladies, dats da Drawings way!
7 PippingFool10th Jan 2011 06:02:42 PM from Sydney, The Vivid City , Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
HIL to stop worring an- HONK
I never knew that New Zealander's second main religion would be Jedi if it were considered a religion.

It's officail, New Zealand is populated by NERDS who are good are Rugby and and other MANLY things.

On The Big Picture itself, I find it interesting. Some topics being a hit-or-miss situation.

edited 10th Jan '11 6:04:37 PM by PippingFool

If I wanted to just stick my dick in an animal that trotted along obediently afterwards, I'd move to Wales - Silasw
I generally enjoy his movie reviews even if I happen to disagree with quite a few of them. Big Picture is a mixed bag, especially when he slips into being overly preachy and smug which already sunk the Overthinker for me.
9 MetaFour10th Jan 2011 08:58:00 PM from the edge of the sun
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I encountered him on another blog back before his own blog became famous, and he really rubbed me the wrong way. The way he constantly came across like he considered himself an authority on every subject he spoke about; and his tendency to, instead of responding to people's actual arguments, assume the worst about his opponents' reason for their opinion and then attack that.

When he reviewed The Dark Knight and his sole complaint was over Batman wearing body armor instead of spandex (because spandex is so much more realistic), I figured that was as good a reason as any to ignore him.
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Yeah, I've seen some of his comments on other blogs. Not a pleasant fellow, to say the least.
11 MousaThe141st Apr 2011 09:25:51 AM from Northern Virginia , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Artist, Writer, Ignored
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When All Else Fails, worry, that's the 14 way.
A hero for all time!
Anyone else feel that his latest "review", (hardly any of it was spent on reviewing either the film which I can understand cause it's ten years old and none of it was spent on talking about the 3D conversion) of the rereleses of Star Wars should have really gone in the Big Picture. I thought that up on my own, and saw a couple people agree with it on the forums. Any opinions from the Tropers about this Escape To The Movies?
Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there. With open arms and open eyes.
They All Deserve To Die
I usually like Escape to the Movies, but I can usually tell when he's prejudging a movie based on his own assumptions.

The only exception was the recent Men in Black 3 review, which color me surprised, turned out to not be ignorant fanboy bitching like his "reviews" of the Expendable and Green Lantern. In stead, it seemed he was focusing on actual flaws. I have yet to see the film and see if his accusations have merit, but it came across as well informed and reasonable.

If only he could apply the same level of effort to his other shows, or rather just focus on movies entirely because that's what he's good at.
MIND BULLETS
15 Lionheart016th Feb 2015 01:22:16 PM from Tallahassee, Fl , Relationship Status: Drowning in your pond, hoping you'll notice me
Grabbing my destiny
Jim Sterling left not so long ago so it makes me wonder if Yahtzee is soon to follow.
16 BorneAgain16th Feb 2015 01:22:24 PM from Last House on the Right
Trope on a Rope
Best of luck to him. Patreon's a tricky model, but if the willing audience is there he'll get some support.
Still waiting for a Legion of Losers movie...
17 Kayeka16th Feb 2015 01:50:22 PM from Amsterdam , Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Whelp, stick a fork in the Escapist, 'cause they are done. They are more or less running on Yahtzee alone, and that's just not enough.

Bob seems to have a bit of financial trouble because of this, but I'm sure it's not the last we hear from him. He's a good critic, and a rather polarising figure, so he'll probably bring in the views for whatever site he'll end up on.

Don't know if Patreon is good for him, though. He seems to get a lot of views from his Hatedom, and those types tend to not tip all that often.
People say I have a problem with authority. I say that authority has a problem with me.
18 Zennistrad16th Feb 2015 05:41:10 PM from Inndikar , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Gatherer of Magic
Bob's doing freelance work now from what I've heard: he recently did a piece for Badass Digest.
Reduce, Reuse, Regurgitate.

My Fanfic.
19 Zennistrad17th Feb 2015 01:24:25 PM from Inndikar , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Gatherer of Magic
The movie reviews are back!

edited 17th Feb '15 1:24:45 PM by Zennistrad

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My Fanfic.
20 Kayeka17th Feb 2015 02:02:04 PM from Amsterdam , Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
Huh. That was actually a fine review. Shame there wasn't a Big Picture, but it's good to see him getting back on the horse that fast.

Most people I know would take the excuse for an unplanned vacation.
People say I have a problem with authority. I say that authority has a problem with me.
21 Zennistrad17th Feb 2015 02:35:13 PM from Inndikar , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Gatherer of Magic
He sure curses a lot more when he's not working for an official publication.
Reduce, Reuse, Regurgitate.

My Fanfic.
22 Heatth17th Feb 2015 07:34:54 PM from Brasil , Relationship Status: In Spades with myself
I hope Bob does okay. I really like his videos. A pity The Big Picture have ended. I know he said he will still do stuff like that from time to time, but it seems it won't be as regular. It also won't have the stock images I've come to associate with him (really, I picture him as these reaction faces he uses there), which is a damn shame.

edited 17th Feb '15 7:59:16 PM by Heatth

23 optimusjamie20th Feb 2015 08:14:20 AM from Mega-City One , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

Trailer for 'Really That Good', a positive look at old movies we love.
24 Zennistrad20th Feb 2015 11:21:56 AM from Inndikar , Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Gatherer of Magic
I like this idea.
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25 KingNick199520th Feb 2015 08:34:39 PM from Somewhere over the waynebow , Relationship Status: Browsing the selection
His new show sounds awesome

edited 20th Feb '15 8:34:53 PM by KingNick1995

Presenting!

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