Monday, August 13, 2012

Ted (SPOILER ALERT)




  For the record, I enjoyed this movie.  It was a brainless way to spend a summer afternoon and didn't get me near the dirty looks I got for cheering on those wolves in The Grey.  

  Seriously, though, is Mark Wahlberg that big a pussy that he gets his ass kicked by a frikkin' teddy bear?  Because in the climactic scene at Fenway Park, it's apparent that Ted is nuthin' but stuffin' (NOTE:  For those of you for whom I spoiled the ending of this cinema classic, many apologies.  For that, and my over-exuberant use of prepositions in that sentence.  But, while we're at it....the Titanic sinks and Batman lives).

 Of course, I may be over-thinking this a bit.  

I really need to get back to work.

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  1. Even though I haven't yet seen Ted and probably will go to watch it at some point I was more than happy to have the plot spoiled because I think that the most important part of the film is the comedy aspect of it, I wouldn't worry about Wahlberg too much, we all know he's a pussy despite the muscles haha.

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  2. Yeah, I didn't figure giving the plot away was a big deal or anything. I mean, it's not like I told you how 'The Sixth Sense' ended or that Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker's father (crap, you DID know that right?).

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  3. You went and spoiled it for me, damn it! The Village is inside a wildlife park, bet you didn't know that oh so great films ending right? hahaha

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    1. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I just got the DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. I couldn't see a thing in the previews to make me want to see this movie!

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  5. And, coming from one who liked "The Three Stooges" that speaks volumes! ;-)
    Actually, while I liked it, it was crude. And, if someone else wasn't buying the tickets, I would've waited to see this when it came to cable. If at all.

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  6. You're only the second person I know who actually went to see that flick. And UGH, don't even get me started on The Grey. What a freakin' lame-ass movie that was.

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    1. My son took me to see it. I only laughed out loud once. It was brainless popcorn summer entertainment, though.
      They all died in The Grey. And I never understood why they couldn't fashion some weapons from the plane.

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  7. The previews look hilarious but this is one of the "watch it on DVD" picks for me - so was The Grey

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    1. As pricey as tickets are, I agree that we should be selective. Ted really isn't as hilarious as the previews looked. I still maintain it was an enjoyable diversion, but not worth the ticket price.

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  8. Excuse me, Al, but I know you didn't just dis my Marky Mark. He got some Good Vibrations and some Good Abs so I can overlook the *ahem* fight scene because, after all, he was probably just stoned.

    And, just so you know - Bambi's mother dies.

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    1. No, no, I'm just wondering how he could get pummeled by fabric.
      Oh....deer.

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    2. I was trying to come up with some witty comment but I couldn't....I am still laughing at your "Oh...deer" response.

      Touche', Al, Touche'

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    3. Of course you know that Deer Nuts are a real bargain at the Health Food store.
      They're under a buck.

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  9. I'm stunned how much money this movie has made. Obviously there's more than what's in the trailers. (Which is a good thing.)
    And not to ruin Star Wars, but Luke blows up the Death Star.

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  10. That fight scene is absurd, but the dinner date with the blonde girlfriend looks interesting. Is Ted a leg bear?

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  11. My kid saw and loved this, saying it was "Beast!" (A good thing, presumably.) He said I should see it, though I don't think I will, now you've ruined it for me. ;-)
    Some Dark Romantic

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    1. Sorry. I probably shouldn't tell you that Bruce Willis was dead in The Sixth Sense, should I....ohh, crap!

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  12. Saw it in the movie theater and while I laughed I definitely didn't think it was that great...nowhere near where it could have been.

    Mark...in general total pussy in this movie. Any grown ass man with a teddy bear as a best friend...not gonna cut it for me.

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    1. Which was Mila's big beef the whole time. She caved at the end, though.

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  13. See now I had more than one person (okay 2) tell me that they loved this movie. Funny and stupid. (The movie not the people... well maybe just a little)

    Sadly, until you go back to work, and the kids go back to school, there will be no movies for me.

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  14. I never even considered seeing that movie, but maybe now I will. Well, I would if I had a babysitter. Anyone?

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    1. Go ahead, take the kids. No, wait. That's probably not a good idea.

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  15. Mrs. Chatterbox and I saw Ted last weekend. I'd give it a modest thumbs up. If you like Family Guy (which I do) you will probably like this movie.

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    1. I think the Family Guy angle was what got me. Coulda done without the Flash Gordon thing, though.
      Giggedy-giggedy!

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  16. the romantic twist made me puke. and that was not a far stretch from the predictability. juust sayin.

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    1. I know what you mean. If they can make that into a movie, that must mean my book REALLY sucks.

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  17. I also liked Ted, and actually laughed out loud a few times. The karaoke scene was one of my favorites. Sadly, I think my husband and I enjoyed it more than our kids did. Julie

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    1. My favorites were Ted's final confrontations with the father and his kid. Oh, my, that I even have favorite scenes from that movie....

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  18. I never understood why someone as intelligent as Seth MacFarlane would write stuff like Ted and Family Guy. While I am on the topic of things that I don't understand, why doesn't Batman commit suicide? Not that I want him to, but he is one very depressed guy. My brother tells me he isn't such a dark figure in the comics, but I don't think he has any reason to be happy.

    I would be in a much better mood if it wasn't 90 degrees at two in the morning.

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    1. Because people pay money to watch them. Oops, people like me. Drat, there's goes the intellectual high ground.
      Your brother is right. Batman isn't such a downer in the comics.
      90???? Good golly! Well, winter's coming.
      Still...yikes!

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  19. From what I hear about "The Grey" the wolves would have been better employed chasing the screenwriter!

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  20. I need to see this movie!! New follower! I 'stalked' you from Cassie Mae's blog :)

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    1. Welcome to the nuthouse. Please excuse the mess!

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  21. And so we are all counting the minutes until it's time for you to get back to work, Al. How much longer is it? ;-)

    Be well, silly guy.
    xoRobyn

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    1. Why, that's a personal question because I...oh, that's not what you meant, is it?
      I go back to work two weeks from yesterday.
      Hurray.
      Or, as they said during the Civil War, "Huzzah!"
      Right before, "Duck!"

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  22. My local dollar theater is about to show it, I think I will check it out soon

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  23. My daughter saw the movie and loved it and she keeps telling me I should see it........

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    1. It had its moments, but...wait until it comes to cable.

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  24. I've been hearing a lot of mixed reviews for this movie. Half the people love it, the other half hate it. ._.

    Not sure if I should take my girlfriend or not...

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  25. If you did, you two could probably make out in the slow parts.

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  26. I have just seen the trailer on telly, it seems like a good funny flick. So, yeah I will watch it.

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    1. Hey, why not? It's gotta beat anything with Adam Sandler in it. Plus, it has a teddy bear who gets stoned and has sex. Which is quite a feat, considering he has no discernible penis.

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  27. Just a thought: - how about a movie where the wolves from The Grey chase Adam Sandler .............and the happy ending? - They catch him, of course!

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    1. They could call it "Eight Crazy Nights of Disemboweling."

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