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"The Emoji Movie" BTFO by critics by Anne Marie Darkhölme - Sat, 29 Jul 2017 03:34:31 EST ID:jVfyiBad No.385847 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So "The Emoji Movie" sucks, this is not really news to anyone. Instead I'd like to use it as a jumping off point to discuss some issues in the movie industry. Namely, movies that are just cynical cash-grabs from studios, how allowing a committee of studio executives to make changes can sometimes ruin a piece of media, and when we can expect "The Fidget Spinner Movie" to hit cinemas.
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Peggy Hill - Sun, 30 Jul 2017 15:41:43 EST ID:pX/jK14J No.385932 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You didn't watch the Lego movie. It looked like it would be Emoji movie-tier crap but it was actually pretty good.
Judi Dench - Sun, 30 Jul 2017 15:51:44 EST ID:hDe5mth8 No.385934 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I read a pretty interesting article about this sort of stuff earlier on


Seeing the amount of shitty sequels and awful concepts kind of bums me out. But then I realized that I probably paid for about 1 film last year. And if there's people like ME, who want to see interesting and new shit, and we torrent absolutely everything, then it's not really my place to criticize an industry that is mostly based off people who actual pay for things.

I'm probably not talking much sense right now, but I guess what I'm saying is that I'm more prepared to slag off films like this online and not see them than I am to actual pay for films I enjoy instead of torrenting them.
Kristen Cloke - Sun, 30 Jul 2017 16:07:41 EST ID:dIhGkj6b No.385935 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I absolutely saw the Lego Movie. It was a completely cynical marketing tool for Lego and other licensed properties. The plot is just as stupid as the plot for this dumpster fire. I maintain that this is getting worse reviews because reviewers are coming in more cynical because they aren't as nostalgic for this product as much as they were for the other product.
Stephen Moffat - Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:41:26 EST ID:8soux3Rt No.385941 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lol this seems like a pretty pointless argument to make, but if you're really that committed to the idea then watch The Emoji Movie and get back to us.
Theodore Logan - Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:57:47 EST ID:ja0w3yyh No.385943 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you aren't very convincing when you're calling it names. Like how is it a cynical marketing tool? How is the plot stupid (as far as children's movies, it's at least standard)? but yeah, what >>385941 said.

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Is game of thrones really worth watching? Or is it just meh
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Valerian by Werner Herzog - Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:36:24 EST ID:jP52+n/6 No.385755 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Did anyone see this thing? I caught some trailers at some point and then I guess it flopped and was gone before I even knew it was in theatres.
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Stu Pickles - Fri, 28 Jul 2017 19:10:44 EST ID:OxkMjyV3 No.385840 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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bruhs it is difficult enough to try and tell other people how cool the movie 'Leon' is without sounding creepy as it is, this type of shit is not helping.
Vegeta - Fri, 28 Jul 2017 21:35:17 EST ID:zKw6BV/g No.385844 Ignore Report Quick Reply
is it possible to read a few comics and get a sense that would help the novice appreciate the movie more?

I'm a hug 5th fan so I want to like this.
Gamera - Sat, 29 Jul 2017 19:03:13 EST ID:jXjGsIxz No.385875 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Is it?
Col. Wilma Deering - Sun, 30 Jul 2017 06:24:58 EST ID:gU6i/lom No.385899 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I just got back from seeing it. There were aspects of the movie that I enjoyed and other aspects of it that I did not enjoy. Overall I feel like this could be a really great movie in a Director's Cut to clean things up a little bit more, but it isn't mind blowing as-is.

Did enjoy:
  • Awesome worldbuilding. You can tell that this universe, with its many locations and alien races has been developed over a long period of time in the comics. This was my favorite thing about the movie.
  • Cool and unique chase scenes (especially the one that takes place in the "big market" area)
  • Several of the cross-scene cuts were smartly done
  • Movie raises interesting questions about the role of the human race in an intergalactic society
  • Most of all of the races and cultures in this movie were very peaceful and one even lives in a utopia. This is something that I don't tend to see in too many sci-fi movies lately.

Did not enjoy:
  • Various characters' acting was really uneven throughout the movie
  • Some of the CG (and there was quite a lot of it) looked kinda low-quality compared to the rest of the movie (this is likely due to different CG studios working on different scenes; as evidenced by the credits they worked with several different CG studios to make this movie).
  • Over explanation of certain things for dumb audiences. I don't like it when movies feel like they are talking down to me.
  • Many of the shorter scenes didn't feel very "real" or "lived in", they just felt like CG nonsense. I think that a big part of this is because the camera cuts to them without establishing shots and the camera leaves the area just as quickly before anything unique or interesting can happen.
Korben Dallas - Sun, 30 Jul 2017 06:42:00 EST ID:AMH7RAo8 No.385900 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I see a video on this about why it flopped and some of the shots looked absolutely stunning but then it would switch over to like a little alien bug thing and it looked like pixar so maybe thats what the guy above is talking about.

I dunno the first time i heard about it was on here and then the video explaining why it flopped (pretty much no one knew it existed and or of the source material).

Short Film - Surrealist Bullshit by Leeta - Sat, 29 Jul 2017 02:14:17 EST ID:iOzs6Vid No.385846 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I love Neon Demon, Suspiria, and a whole bunch of good shit. I've been inspired. Watch this or whatever -

Buffy Summers - Sat, 29 Jul 2017 05:44:09 EST ID:AMH7RAo8 No.385850 Ignore Report Quick Reply

you should buy a banner.

Gratuitous Amounts of Asian Violence by David Chase - Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:32:40 EST ID:Ph/J7MiA No.385811 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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After someone on /vg/ mentioned it I decided to watch A Better Tomorrow, considering the only John Woo movie I've seen is The Killer it feels like a missing part of my education, and while I'm at it why not go on a spree. Anyone got any good recs for hard boiled Asian crime?

While I'm here I'll throw down my own for everyone, City of Violence. It's a Korean mafia/revenge story with some ridiculous 100-men brawls, no spoilers but the final fight scene takes a solid 20 minutes into itself, and they're not afraid to beat the shit out of their heroes, they just keep getting back up.
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Jackie Brown - Fri, 28 Jul 2017 02:39:20 EST ID:+WmOsLQ3 No.385814 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This video is loaded with spoilers, but for anyone whose already seen both Outrage movies it gives a good recap of the hilariously over the top body count.
Jackie Brown - Fri, 28 Jul 2017 02:51:10 EST ID:+WmOsLQ3 No.385815 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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A Touch of Sin was really fucking good too. It's an anthology inspired by 4 real life violent/crime events in China. I think the Chinese government banned it because they thought it was too brutal and subversive.
Jackie Brown - Fri, 28 Jul 2017 02:53:30 EST ID:+WmOsLQ3 No.385816 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Oh and Drug War was another good Chinese one. Alright, I'll stop spamming now. Gonna check out City of Violence. Nb.
Joss Whedon - Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:38:02 EST ID:u+SQmS1M No.385817 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I frikking love City of Violence, glad to hear that someone else even knows about it.

Anyway I love the entire genre so here's some of my favourites
A better Tomorrow 2 (there's a part 3 too but it's not great)
Shark skin man and Peach hip girl
Full Contact
Deadly Outlaw: Rekka
City on Fire
Infernal Affairs trilogy (The Departed was a remake of this, so more drama than action)
Dear or Alive (don't watch part 2 and 3 if you want to keep your sanity)
Bullet in the Head
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Boromir - Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:50:41 EST ID:19C5Ncb7 No.385827 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Outrage movies aren't as good as his previous films. Boiling Point and Hanabi were the pinnacle.

Horror by Zorak - Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:10:46 EST ID:ex7DLNqa No.355725 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Who would remake a movie that is only 14 years old?
Anyways, was this good?
Also, horror general. What are some recent gems?
Hardmode: no discussing It Follows or The Babadook that's right, no hipsters or horror casuals allowed, because that's what those movies are, hipster films for horror casuals
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Rowan Atkinson - Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:07:31 EST ID:ReS6ZPPG No.385679 Ignore Report Quick Reply

What's wrong with Dawn of the Dead? lol

I have a vivid memory of watching that A+ opening sequence on Sci-Fi Channel as part of a promotion before the movie even released. Must've been 11 years old, watching the scariest shit I'd ever seen at 9pm on a school night. I probably had nightmares.
Lucy Lawless - Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:11:19 EST ID:YPI/b+Nq No.385680 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Has some doggystyle sex with boobs flopping around on screen, insta-pass. Maybe in a couple years when they are officially a teenager.
Jazzy - Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:02:33 EST ID:TFZY+26J No.385696 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's probably best that he doesn't see the link between sex and violence anyway. People say it's hypocrisy, but sex and violence are different things, and combining the two in the same context is just...it can go dark in so many ways in a child's mind. I remember being a kid.
Ethan Coen - Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:19:26 EST ID:jXjGsIxz No.385716 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Just have sex with your wife while you're all watching the movie, that'll break the ice when the terrible boobies in the movie break into the wanton violence and gore.
Ridley Scott - Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:30:28 EST ID:n9qBYpm3 No.385818 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Netflix's Castlevania by Tinkerbell - Fri, 07 Jul 2017 20:07:33 EST ID:4tKRHBeV No.384915 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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It's out now, go watch it. Been waiting for this my whole life.
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Slab Bulkhead - Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:41:30 EST ID:zL+NrBpk No.385473 Ignore Report Quick Reply
None of those two guys stated an opinion it was the guy they were responding too. The second guy said to elaborate why he doesn't like it. Lrn 2 rid
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:06:56 EST ID:7zHQHaEq No.385482 Report Quick Reply
That wasn't why I responded though. I was trying expand upon those posts by explaining that while people are entitled to their own opinions, I had said that everyone should try to explain why they do or don't like something. I should have made that more clear.
Richard Burton - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 03:59:50 EST ID:+WmOsLQ3 No.385586 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This shit was dope. The animation is good, the voice acting is excellent, and Trevor Belmont is a perfect sarcastic badass action hero cliche. I'm really looking forward to S2. If it was written as a film trilogy, and each season keeps the quality up and covers one film in about 4 episodes, this should be just short and sweet enough to be the best game to screen adaptation ever.
Wayne Campbell - Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:00:26 EST ID:ePw6/ZuO No.385771 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Finally got around to watchin' this earlier, it was pretty good. Wouldn't say it's outright great or anything, but it's written pretty well and the hand drawn animation can be gorgeous.

It's obvious that whatever animation team is doing this needs to work on keeping characters on model though, there are shots of Trevor throughout this where his face straight up deforms and he looks like a different character. That's usually a pretty common problem within the first season of any animated series though, so I give it a pass.

I've been a big fan of these games for a long, long time and what made this really fun to watch was just how this connected to those. It does a great job of not only incorporating scenery and moments from the games you'd expect, but it gets down the history of the Belmonts, their conflict with the church, etc. It's a really faithful adaptation and that's one of the biggest reasons I enjoyed it.

As mentioned it's written pretty well, but I have to say I predicted the plot revelation that comes in the last episode from a mile away. But the dialog is good, it does a good job of making Trevor a legitimately interesting character, and Dracula's set up here is handled really well. Can't wait to see more of him, especially.

Overall, would recommend. I hope season 2 is even better and brings up the pacing by a bit though. This was only 4 episodes long but watching through it honestly felt a little longer than that. Particularly from the second episode on. But I do like the story that's being told here and I'd be more than happy to see more of it.
Mouse Fitzgerald - Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:42:14 EST ID:r74SBzfI No.385773 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I believe s2 is going to get 8 episodes instead of just 4 so thats good news.

The disaster artist by Gaius Baltar - Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:53:28 EST ID:YlYVn9tN No.385341 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What's everyone's thoughts on this? I'm not a massive fan of James Franco and Seth Rogen but "The Room" is every bit as funny as it gets made out to be and I think that the potential is definitely there to make it into a really funny mock-movie. They will almost have to try to fuck it up but it's entirely possible that's exactly what might happen.

The trailer itself doesn't give that much away or look that amazing.
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Punsy McHale - Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:55:29 EST ID:8soux3Rt No.385707 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It wasn't purposefully bad dumbass.
Ace Ventura - Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:05:39 EST ID:+WmOsLQ3 No.385710 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sharknado was, as are most of the gimmicky Syfy monster movies. Not The Room and Birdemic though.
Mathilda - Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:50:52 EST ID:V5b861ym No.385712 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I liked the Room. But I have no real interest in a movie about it. It's one thing for audiences to get into something ironically, but having a bunch of better off hollywood people pile on seems a little excessive.

Hopefully it will come off more loving than mean.
David Lister - Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:21:27 EST ID:oOORPRmg No.385713 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Room and Birdemic are fun specifically because they're not bad on purpose. There's a charm to that. Stuff like Sharknado is awful though no argument there.
Arnold - Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:33:15 EST ID:RoJKB15f No.385718 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I watched The Room again the other night with my sister who'd never seen it. The entire rooftop scene, from the moment Johnny walks through the door and says that line, is so hilariously awkward and unnatural we were literally in hysterics and had to hit pause so we could stop laughing because it was becoming painful.

It's ok if you don't get it, but for a lot of people The Room is very enjoyable and therefore evidently has some redeeming qualities.

Doctor Who finale by Tom Green - Sat, 01 Jul 2017 09:25:10 EST ID:Fcwa7AQp No.384629 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Airing in a few hours. The season has been a shitshow but this one might actually be good. Also, Moffat's penultimate episode. We hype?
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Black Dynamite - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:33:12 EST ID:cvNIwmYr No.385605 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If acting like a dude is being resourceful, responsible and strong-willed then simply being a woman in the role IS challenging the stereotype.
T Dawg - Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:58:49 EST ID:RoJKB15f No.385623 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>But the original Ghostbusters isn't a subversive comedy

It can be interprested as very subversive. The excorsists are scientists, not mystics or holy men, and Zuul at one point is implied to possibly be the Judeo-Christian God.
Lucy Lawless - Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:16:29 EST ID:YPI/b+Nq No.385674 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Moffat just told people to "shut the hell up" about female doctor backlash
Fuck u Moffat, ur shit and they fired u so maybe you could shut the hell up instead. Fucking idiot.
Stump Chunkman - Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:00:24 EST ID:jXjGsIxz No.385697 Ignore Report Quick Reply

You tell 'em, Steve-Dave.
Linda Hamilton - Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:34:17 EST ID:kCAvzVSz No.385699 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Moffat also told everyone to shut the fuck up about Sherlock when it became clear that Sherlock was never going to deliver meaningfully on any of its set-ups or have mysteries that make sense.

Oh wait he didn't actually say it. He WROTE IT INTO THE FUCKING SCRIPT.

Good thing that fucker's out.

Archer Dreamland by Edward Norton - Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:14:27 EST ID:uInzn1Q/ No.381267 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Archer Dreamland revolves around the international spy turned hardboiled private eye Sterling Archer and his quest to find his partner’s killer in 1947 Los Angeles. The case proves to be more difficult than expected after Archer quickly gets mixed up in a deadly game of tug of war between Los Angeles' most powerful crime bosses. Every clue leads Archer further away from his goal and deeper into a mystery involving kidnapping, prostitution and drug addiction.

The season premieres tonight at 10pm EDT on FXX
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Laurie Juspeczyk - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:40:06 EST ID:8soux3Rt No.385606 Ignore Report Quick Reply
lol, it's a silly show with a bunch of dumb running jokes. Nobody judges the show very harshly.
Jeff Goldblum - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:57:40 EST ID:fjRzkTYP No.385607 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I only find myself judging it when it tries to take itself seriously. which it has always sucked at. Otherwise my reaction tends to be "meh, not as funny as season 1 but I don't mind watching it when a new one is out". It isn't complete shit or anything. Kinda like late sealab. frisky dingo actually had a point where it turned to outright shit, really suddenly too it wasn't a gradual slip in quality. specifically that post-series spinoff about awesome x's henchman. god that sucked. I'm glad it was aborted before it got past two episodes. it had nothing that made the henchman bits good in the main show.
Laurie Juspeczyk - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:47:15 EST ID:8soux3Rt No.385612 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I absolutely love Frisky Dingo. Never watched the spinoff though. Glad I haven't now that you say that.

Fun Fact: Did you know Killer Mike recorded "All That Jizz" as Taqu'ill.
Also, in an episode of Archer, I don't remember which, that song makes an appearance in a neat little crossover.
Lawrence "Chunk" Cohen - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:27:59 EST ID:FHOQ3yPD No.385618 Ignore Report Quick Reply
When the first few seasons were out, I thought this show could do no wrong and I could happily watch these characters do and say anything.
But actually, in hindsight, it was much better when it was witty, and not /just/ running jokes, long pauses, and "I mean"s, with a new costume set slapped on every season like that fixes it. Literally this latest season could have reused hours of dialogue from the previous season and I wouldn't have noticed (did it?)
>>385607 is right too, it tries to take itself seriously and it can't. Like I give a shit about who had a baby with who, like I give a shit about how well-choreographed the fight scenes are. I came here to watch sour people fuck each other over and zing each other
Chuck Finley - Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:46:31 EST ID:payLUVdZ No.385695 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I loved the Xtacles

Critics: To be or not to be... trusted? by Sark - Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:57:39 EST ID:AMH7RAo8 No.385066 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Do you trust critics, if so why? if not, why not?
general opinions of critics?
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nick bick !W76cpN/rSs - Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:49:05 EST ID:LNhyS+5/ No.385169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Joyce Summers - Sun, 16 Jul 2017 09:48:01 EST ID:5/j3Uq90 No.385221 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Historically critics have been wrong about a lot of movies, full metal jacket and it's a wonderful life come instantly to mind.

That said if I'm not totally gung ho about a movie I'll probably use the Rotten Tomatoes score to decide if I'm going or not.

I also thinks it's idiotic to think critics hate movies or are on the take (movie studios will and have just made up reviews). It's important to remember they see a lot of movies, so cliches and trends are more likely to grind on them than the average movie goer. There's a big push from critics right now to bring back the 90 minute movie, and I don't entirely disagree, but if you're a Joe blow without AC and it's summer time, the Hobbit trilogy might be far more tolerable.
Itchy and Scratchy - Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:06:23 EST ID:0wMUTxaL No.385659 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I trust critics who's likes mirror mine somewhat
Peter Pevensie - Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:41:23 EST ID:SashCWlC No.385664 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is there a site that gives individual ratings? Like, how's the directing from 1 to 10, the writing, etc.
Rommie - Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:25:13 EST ID:zKw6BV/g No.385685 Ignore Report Quick Reply
no, only skim metacritic to see if something has an extremely low average rating to reaffirm

sometimes I'll search out scathin reviews for something i saw and hated to have my views about a movie reaffirmed, but I stopped listening to or reading movie reviews (even 'smart' ones) years ago. complete waste of time.

John Heard Passes Away by Joe Swanson - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:35:14 EST ID:dBVOkvQt No.385589 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>John Heard, the beloved star of several huge 80s and 90s movies, died Friday in Palo Alto, CA ... TMZ has learned. Heard was found dead in a hotel by the maid service ... according to family sources. Police were called to the hotel for a report of a medical emergency, but he was pronounced dead on the scene. The coroner is investigating, and cause of death is unclear at this time. We do know this ... according to his rep, John had "minor back surgery" Wednesday at Stanford Medical Center, and he was staying at the hotel while he recovered.

>Heard's most iconic role was as Peter McCallister, the dad in the "Home Alone" movies. He also had roles in "Big," "Beaches," "Gladiator" and "Pelican Brief" -- to name just a few -- and also a slew of TV roles on "Miami Vice," "The Sopranos" ... and even the first "Sharknado."

>John was 72.
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Richard Burton - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:04:18 EST ID:+WmOsLQ3 No.385603 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That sucks. He was one of those actors whose face I would always recognize, but never quiet place to a name. Hard to believe he was already 72 though. I guess I always associated him with Home Alone. I feel old now too.
Kira Nerys - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:17:02 EST ID:XUBvt5jO No.385604 Ignore Report Quick Reply
He was great in CHUD (which you can watch on youtube)
Logan 5 - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:57:14 EST ID:jXjGsIxz No.385610 Ignore Report Quick Reply

John Heard was a quintessential "That Guy".
Jack Skellington - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:26:09 EST ID:7zHQHaEq No.385614 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Obviously his biggest role of his career was in Home Alone 1 and 2 but that's still pretty sad he passed. There's a quote about his career on Wikipedia and it's kind of a bummer to read:

>I guess I went from being a young leading man to being just kind of a hack actor. ... When I came to Hollywood, I was pretty much a stage actor, and I expected everybody to be quiet. And they weren't. They were doing their job, and you're expected to do your job, and you're sort of this ongoing co-existence. I was a little bit of an arrogant jerk. Now, it's a little bit more like, 'Okay, I realize you have to pat me down with powder every three seconds.' And I stand there, and I'm a little more tolerant ... I think I had my time. I dropped the ball, as my father would say. I think I could have done more with my career than I did, and I sort of got sidetracked. But that's OK, that's all right, that's the way it is. No sour grapes. I mean, I don't have any regrets. Except that I could have played some bigger parts.
Homer J. Simpson - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:05:43 EST ID:8soux3Rt No.385616 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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That's a decent way of looking at it. But it's not like he was some kind of failure because he didn't end up being as big a name as Leonardo Dicaprio. A lot of it comes down to dumb luck and stars aligning and shit.
For him to have had such steady work means he was quite successful. And goes to show how hard working he was.

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