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Burt Reynolds used to make movies about people's lifestyles. Now he seems more interested in making movies that fit in with his own lifestyle.

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"Just as Ubisoft flinches in terror now if you make the slightest suggestion that their stories have a political stance, they now seem frightened even of giving us the merest hint of a gameplay obligation. 'Hey, do this mission! Or don't! Either's fine!' ...And let's not forget, you can buy what's termed 'timesavers'. So first we buy your game, Ubisoft, and then you charge us more money to not have to play it? If I paid double price up-front, would you just not give it to me at all?"

"Well, for one thing, it's angling rather blatantly for the open-world survival-crafting thing... 'And remember to take lots of pictures for social media, you little word-of-mouth money-spinners, you!' But sadly, Bethesda couldn't leave well enough alone, presumably because there were a lot of employees who had to look busy, at least until they'd covered this month's mortgage payment. And Fallout '76 tries to be a Fallout RPG as well, ultimately satisfying no one but the Blandness Preservation Committee (that doesn't exist)."
Zero Punctuation on Fallout 76

Bethesda: Oh, did you originally go into the mission with three lives? Well, now you have to restart it with one, fuck you.
Yahtzee: But WHY, Wolfenstein: Youngblood?!
Bethesda: Because we hate you, Player. We hate that you exist. Because by existing, you prove that there's an audience for this tosh, forcing us to make it when none of us give much of a shit about it and would much rather be, say, working on the new Doom, or picking biscuit crumbs out of our belly hair.
Zero Punctuation on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Web Original

The problem isn't that it's American, but that the specific type of American television it's emulating is mediocre, and it has no ambitions whatsoever towards surpassing that mediocrity. The TV Movie is trying to be bland and pointless American sci-fi, it succeeds admirably, and for that, at least, it is rightly hated.

Mind you, I guess it could be said to be accurate that the descendants of the Enterprise crew are pretty tedious…because the majority of our crew are, too. Even the design of the ship is shockingly unimaginative. The designers could have gone crazy and turned Enterprise into a shrine filled with candles. The idea that over 100 years and many generations that it would look pretty much the same is very unlikely.
Joe Ford on Star Trek: Enterprise, "E2"

If Olivia’s memory is accurate, then the credits of X-Men: Apocalypse should read, “Assistant Director: Bryan Singer’s data plan.” Because according to Olivia, Bryan Singer spent 10 days directing the movie through text messages.

Web Video

"Insurrection is a symphony of stupid. It's like Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5", but for below-average Hollywood hack-job filmmakers and producers."

Real Life

"I remember when we were doing the press screening at BAFTA and I was sitting next to this woman journalist and she saw this guy's face and she snorted with derisive laughter. When we turned up for that day on location and saw those aliens, we were so enraged. Everyone had tried so hard, to the best of their abilities but somebody else had thought well, we can just get away with something. And then that journalist's response, people just can't take it seriously after seeing that. Someone just didn't try."

"Stuart's a nice bloke, but to have someone come in, who's never ever seen Star Trek before, and when you say to him, 'Well, my character wouldn't do that,' and he says, 'I don't care, just do it anyway!' — first of all, you wanna punch his lights out, but second of all, he's the director, and you kinda have to do what he says, 'cause he just keeps making you do it over and over again."
Marina Sirtis on Stuart Baird, director of Star Trek: Nemesis

"It didn’t matter if they were fighting robots in Latveria or aliens in the Negative Zone or Mole Monsters in downtown Manhattan; Josh just did not give a shit."
Jeremy Slater on Josh Trank, director of Fantastic Four (2015)

Deep Serpent Assignments are not Team Service Announcements. They are what happens when someone suggests an idea for a Team Service Announcement, but says it in a way that makes me want to do it, but not put any effort into it. So I spend an hour barely animating and mixing together six songs and then slap it on YouTube with a name that voices one of my grievances.