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Unread postby municipalmutt » Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:24 pm

what in the fuck it is with this Jack Black guy? He's in just about every movie, has a video game with his likeness, a new taco from Taco Bell, is annoying, humorless, and talentless in this tenacious d bullshit. What the fuck am I missing here?
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Unread postby Triple-S » Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:33 pm



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Re: Can someone please explain to an old timer...

Unread postby municipalmutt » Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:52 pm

Funny video. I always considered myself open minded. I'm cool with new ideas in music, art, and comedy. I just don't get this guy. Oh well I guess I can add his name to my list that includes Ellen Degeneres, Rosie O'Donnel, Dane Cook, and others that I never understood their celebrity status.
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Re: Can someone please explain to an old timer...

Unread postby Bill the Butcher » Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:56 pm

I think he's a funny guy. I also think he's talented music wise as well. He may sing about fucking girls gently and do audio skits of drive thru trips, but he sure can write, sing, as well as harmonize with 'Cage'.

I also think he's a pretty good role model for kids thus far. He hosted Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards (maybe a few times?) and has had nothing controversial in the news... yet. I see him as a dude who likes to make people laugh with his own style at the same time spread the love of music.

Just my 2 cents.
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Unread postby idoctribefan » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:38 pm

I really enjoyed Jack Black in "Saving Silverman". He is good as a character actor....should only be in supporting roles. Tenacious D's music is sort of "meh". A few of the songs are funny and catchy, but it's nothing special. A couple college kids who knew a few cords could put that stuff together in a few hours in their dorm room.
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:03 pm

I like Tenacious D more than Jack Black alone. Loved the show, love the music, and didn't like the movie. Orange County was ok, I liked him in Saving Silverman also.
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Unread postby Bill the Butcher » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:41 pm

Agree on his role in Saving Silverman. I also like him in his small early 90s role in Airborne.

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Re: Can someone please explain to an old timer...

Unread postby jack_tors » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:22 am

Overall, I like Jack Black but understand where he could become annoying or seen as unfunny. He hasnt really shined in everything he is in and since he is practically everywhere, I could see where people could get annoyed.


idoctribefan wrote:I really enjoyed Jack Black in "Saving Silverman". He is good as a character actor....should only be in supporting roles. Tenacious D's music is sort of "meh". A few of the songs are funny and catchy, but it's nothing special. A couple college kids who knew a few cords could put that stuff together in a few hours in their dorm room.



I love Tenacious D and thats kinda the point of the band/joke. They go around talking about how they are "The Greatest Band in the World" and even wrote a song (Tribute) about how they sung the greatest song in the world to the devil to save their souls only to forget it in the end. Kinda the whole point, they proclaim their greatness only to be no better than most garage bands out there..


Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I like Tenacious D more than Jack Black alone. Loved the show, love the music, and didn't like the movie. Orange County was ok, I liked him in Saving Silverman also.


Surprised you didnt like the movie, CDT. I went in expecting the worst and was pleasantly surprised. Also, Jack Black was great in High Fidelity, which was a good flick on its own..
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Unread postby Toxicadam » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:13 am

A Jack Black thread and no one mentions High Fidelity until the 7th post? That movie should be required viewing by anyone in their mid-20's.
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Unread postby dem425 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:52 pm

Mutt:

If it helps, from one old timer to another:

Remember Jerry Lewis and the French!
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Unread postby aoxo1 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:21 pm

School of Rock was excellent for a kids' movie.
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:24 pm

High Fidelity is the shiz.

Top five all time rewatchable movie.

And while played out Jack Black has had some solid roles, as covered here. And tenacious D did a song about my name, so that rules...

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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:26 pm

Lee is a great song. That episode of Tenacious D was hilarious, the whole premise of stalking your stalker is funny as hell.
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Unread postby WarAdmiral » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:42 pm

I liked the fat chick movie. The one, where she looks hot to him, but is a fatty. Pretty good flick to watch with the woman. He is way overrated, but is very likeable.
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:45 pm

Shallow Hal?
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Unread postby WarAdmiral » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:56 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Shallow Hal?


Yea that's it.
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Unread postby olecowboy » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:52 pm

jack black sux. . .

period. . .
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Unread postby Cease » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:19 pm

Great character actor in multiple comedies, a poor man's Philip Seymour Hoffman. He puts a very nice wrinkle on boring best-friend roles, like he did in High Fidelity, Silverman. Who can forget his performance as "Rick" in the greatest movie ever- The Cable Guy! No, I'm not kidding. I loved The Cable Guy.

As a lead, he surprised me in Shallow Hal and he crushed School of Rock. King Kong? meh.

As a stage comic and musician- he's got balls, but I see how he's an acquired taste. Did good work on "Mr. Show." Saw him and KG at the Aragon in Chicago around 2000. One of the most shocking and disturbing performances I had ever laid eyes on.
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:06 am

olecowboy wrote:jack black sux. . .

period. . .



well, well, looky what the cat drug in...
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Unread postby Mr. MacPhisto » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:40 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:High Fidelity is the shiz.

Top five all time rewatchable movie.

And while played out Jack Black has had some solid roles, as covered here. And tenacious D did a song about my name, so that rules...



Never have understood the love for High Fidelity. I saw it not long after it came out on DVD. Lots of great music in it, but that's about the only nice thing I can say about it. Oh yeah, The Boss makes an appearance.

Never got a bunch of other movies that people like a lot either, like Fight Club.

As for Jack Black, I'm not a fan and have never found his stuff all that alluring. He did pretty well in Peter Jackson's King Kong. He's kind of a one trick pony when it comes to comedy.

As for Saving Silverman, R. Lee Ermey was the funniest guy in that movie.
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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:49 pm

Mr. MacPhisto wrote:As for Saving Silverman, R. Lee Ermey was the funniest guy in that movie.


Great flick. I thought Steve Zahn carried that movie. Black was funny, as was Ermey. Actually Amanda Peete did a good job as the bitch as well.
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:02 pm

Mr. MacPhisto wrote:As for Saving Silverman, R. Lee Ermey was the funniest guy in that movie.



My favorite scene it that movie is Ermey jumping out of the van with the Uzi.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:04 pm

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Mr. MacPhisto wrote:As for Saving Silverman, R. Lee Ermey was the funniest guy in that movie.



My favorite scene it that movie is Ermey jumping out of the van with the Uzi.


You just like any scene where there's an uzi. ;-) ;) :wink:
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:05 pm

Sorry Mac, some movie just do not have enough nerdy love fetish comic book scenes for the majority of us.................
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:25 pm

Peeker643 wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
Mr. MacPhisto wrote:As for Saving Silverman, R. Lee Ermey was the funniest guy in that movie.



My favorite scene it that movie is Ermey jumping out of the van with the Uzi.


You just like any scene where there's an uzi. ;-) ;) :wink:


Pfft, Obviously.

I love watching B War Movies, especially from the 80's. All the bad guys do the Uzi/AK 47 dance. When they get shot by the good guy, they flail their arms and shoot off about 50 rounds into the sky. If it's a really good scene, they do a swan dive off the guard house/roof after doing the Uzi dance.

Every Ahnold and Chuck Norris movie from the 80's has about 10 instances of the Uzi dance.
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Unread postby Guest » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:18 am

e0y2e3 wrote:
olecowboy wrote:jack black sux. . .

period. . .



well, well, looky what the cat drug in...


I was thinking that as well.

Gotta go with High Fidelity as the ultimate Jack Black role.

The rest? Meh.
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Unread postby Guest » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:22 am

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
Peeker643 wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
Mr. MacPhisto wrote:As for Saving Silverman, R. Lee Ermey was the funniest guy in that movie.



My favorite scene it that movie is Ermey jumping out of the van with the Uzi.


You just like any scene where there's an uzi. ;-) ;) :wink:


Pfft, Obviously.

I love watching B War Movies, especially from the 80's. All the bad guys do the Uzi/AK 47 dance. When they get shot by the good guy, they flail their arms and shoot off about 50 rounds into the sky. If it's a really good scene, they do a swan dive off the guard house/roof after doing the Uzi dance.

Every Ahnold and Chuck Norris movie from the 80's has about 10 instances of the Uzi dance.


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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:47 am

Mitch wrote:
e0y2e3 wrote:
olecowboy wrote:jack black sux. . .

period. . .



well, well, looky what the cat drug in...


I was thinking that as well.



I am also trying to figure out who in the hell Terrill Owens is.....
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Unread postby olecowboy » Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:08 am

terrell owens sux. . .

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