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« on: January 02, 2006, 07:23:28 PM »
My stepson says that the movie I bought myself is crap.

He just rented, "American Pie, Band Camp" and thinks it is the height of sophistication.

My movie, "Casablanca" with the unknown actors, Humphry Bogart and Ingrid Bergman is pure trash.

This was so funny I had to post the story.

How do you deal with this 14 year old mentality?

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2006, 07:26:54 PM »
[user=130]Son of Clyde[/user] wrote:
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My stepson says that the movie I bought myself is crap.

He just rented, "American Pie, Band Camp" and thinks it is the height of sophistication.

My movie, "Casablanca" with the unknown actors, Humphry Bogart and Ingrid Bergman is pure trash.

This was so funny I had to post the story.

How do you deal with this 14 year old mentality?
SoC,

 As soon at the word "teen" appears in their age the brain shuts  down completely. Don't even try to deal with it or explain it. The  synapses will start to fire again about age 25. Until then let him have  his high class entertainment and you just enjoy watching those crappy  movies with the no name actors!

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2006, 07:49:27 PM »
Clyde,

Ken is right on the mark.  Having raised two kids into adulthood, I can tell you that no matter how well you raise kids, they all turn into azzholes on their 13th birthday.  At that time their parents turn into blooming idiots and every friend they have is waaay smarter.  The other "blips" on the march to adulthood come at 16 (driving age) and at 18 (legal adulthood in most states).  Prepare yourself.  It is a very long haul.

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2006, 08:21:58 PM »
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He just rented, "American Pie, Band Camp" and thinks it is the height of sophistication.


 

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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2006, 08:45:08 PM »
SoC,

If this is any consolation, I kinda liked American pie and the 2 sequals. It was like, wow dude. Haven't heard of Band camp. Ken did hit it. Get used to being consider a dinosaur and half dead. When I was 16, 30 seemed  like it was one foot in the grave. Keep pumpin those classics though. On a rainy day he might just get bored and watch one. One other thing. With my older boys, I never stopped preaching morals and right and wrong. They need to hear it. If their ears don't hear it,  it never gets to the  brain. You may not see the fruit for several years but you still have to plant the seeds.

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2006, 08:05:08 AM »
Has he seen your copy if 'Shaving Ryan's Privates' yet Clyde! Or 'Pretty shîtty Gang Bang'!??

I had a list of these porn movies with titles to sound like the latest non-porn movie release, wish I could find it........

'Sheepless in Seattle' was another....

My now 15 yo daughter refuses to watch a Black and White film at all! I forced her to watch '12 Angry Men' about 5 years ago - she described it as 'having no colours....' - still, school forced her to watch 'Schilndler's List' for History class....

Top of my viewing list at the moment is 'Wallace and Gromit'!

"Edward Penishands" - another one!

Ste

Got these off the net....

Forrest Hump
Pulp Friction
Romancing the Bone
Snow White and the Seven Sailors
Buffy the Vampire Layer
Teenage Mutant Ninja Dildoes
Rambone
Monty's Python and the Holey Girl
E-Three:  The Extra Testicle
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2006, 08:36:18 AM »
Ste,

I think I will take my classics (he may enjoy Rebel Without a Cause) and rename them for his enjoyment.

BTW, he says in Ukraine he can watch whatever he pleases (no PG-13 or R ratings).

 He also said that children of any age can go into a liquor store and buy booze.

 I tend to believe he is not lying.

 

 

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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2006, 08:41:36 AM »
Probably that is part of the reason there are so many alcholics.   Start them of before they have any common sense and by the time they are old enough to have a brain, it is fried.

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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2006, 08:50:57 AM »
Perhaps some of the swashbuckling movies would peak his interest. Or the Sinbad movies maybe. Something a little off beat with some action. Just a thought.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2006, 10:39:55 AM »
I know thast when Lena first arrived, she enjoyed slapstick comedies most.  Lots of physical humor and no translations needed.  Her first movie in a theater here was "American Pie."  She was apalled by the way Americans dressed and ate in the theater, but loved the movie.

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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2006, 10:42:41 AM »
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I know thast when Lena first arrived, she enjoyed slapstick comedies most. Lots of physical humor and no translations needed. Her first movie in a theater here was "American Pie." She was apalled by the way Americans dressed and ate in the theater, but loved the movie.

KenC


We went a pantomine just before Christmas and Nadia was similarly disgusted at the mess folks leave on the seats, floor, anywhere other than take it home.

I was ashamed.

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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2006, 11:04:24 AM »
I wouldn't worry about his present taste in movies.  He is being a normal teenager, Russian, American or otherwise.  I raised my ex-AW's two children to adulthood, so been there, done that.

As for the theater, yes, at the movies, Americans are a bunch of pigs.

BTW I found out from my present RW correspondent that a movie theater there is called a cinema, not a theater.

 

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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2006, 11:15:45 AM »
[user=527]al-c[/user] wrote:
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BTW I found out from my present RW correspondent that a movie theater there is called a cinema, not a theater.


As there are so called here in UK too!

Or:

Pictures, more commonly, or 'the flicks'.

Actually isn't the Russian 'kinoteatre' ie 'Movietheatre'?

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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2006, 11:35:15 AM »
Son of Clyde,

     I am helping with raising my wife's now 14 yo daughter, been in USA almost 2 years. I have raised a previous stepdaughter and my own daughter so this stepdaughter wonders how I know so much about what she will do next. I told her you make number 3 teenage girl I am raising so I know before you do what you will do. The good thing is her mother and I are one person and think alike when it comes to dealing with her daughter. She does try us at times but I use the carrot and stick approach you want to go some where or do something then you have to listen, no listen, no go or no do. My wife usually has me make most of the decisions when it come to her daughter and then backs me up when I do.

     As for movies, she has her own TV in her room so I do not her much about movies, but she likes some stuff I do like Sci-fi, cop shows, etc. and we watch it togetherShe likes to hang with me when I go shopping at the grocery store etc. She did not hear or see her father very much while she was in Ukraine. So I am a sub for him.

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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2006, 05:58:33 PM »
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BTW I found out from my present RW correspondent that a movie theater there is called a cinema, not a theater.

As there are so called here in UK too!

Or:

Pictures, more commonly, or 'the flicks'.

Actually isn't the Russian 'kinoteatre' ie 'Movietheatre'?

Ste[/quote]
Now that you mention that, my RW correspondent is learning English from a teacher who learned her Engliosh in the UK, so that is probably why.

 

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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2006, 10:28:29 PM »
"How do you deal with this 14 year old mentality?"

 

You ignore it...he will... or will not... discover the classics on his own....besides BandCamp may just become his classic in 40 years...;-) pity the thought.

For the record.....I laughed at all the American Pie movies...

 

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« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2006, 07:52:45 AM »
I purchased "East of Eden" and "Rebel Without a Cause" I seem to think my son will be able to relate to James Dean. I like these two classics very much.

I have always been into collecting things so I want to own as many of my favorite "classic" movies as I can afford. Turner Classic movies may show them but why wait? Why have to tolerate the commercials if they are shown on network television?

I may watch "Casablanca" 50 times so I will never have to go to Blockbuster to rent it or see it on a commercial television station

My wanting to collect things like books, cd's, records and cassettes really surprises them. Anyone interested in 3,000 lp's? They are gathering dust in my basement. I collected them between the late 1960's through the late 1980's when I purchased a cd player.
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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2006, 08:27:46 AM »
About a year and a half ago I took a truckload (the bed of my pickup was completely full) of LPs to GoodWill. I kept 5 or 6 that I know I'll never see again in any format.

SoC,

 Have you got any Russian movies that they can turn you on to? We just watched Pobeg (I think that's what it was called) about a doctor accused of a crime. Good movie and it helps my Russian too!

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« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2006, 08:59:40 AM »
SOC,

Just for the record, I wouldn't care much for your taste in movies either and I am a lot closer to your age than 14.  So I wouldn't be too hard on your stepson.  I do think there are some movies that are intergral to our culture that are "must sees" for the foreign born.  Movies like: Wizard of Oz, The Graduate, Gone with the Wind, The Carpetbaggers, 12 Angry Men, Rocky Horror Picture Show.  How else are you going to explain a nation fearful of flying monkeys?:cool:

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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2006, 09:20:54 AM »
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SOC,

Just for the record, I wouldn't care much for your taste in movies either and I am a lot closer to your age than 14. So I wouldn't be too hard on your stepson. I do think there are some movies that are intergral to our culture that are "must sees" for the foreign born. Movies like: Wizard of Oz, The Graduate, Gone with the Wind, The Carpetbaggers, 12 Angry Men, Rocky Horror Picture Show. How else are you going to explain a nation fearful of flying monkeys?:cool:

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And not movies like:

The Hunt for Red october (dodgy Russian Navy)
The sum of all fears (Baltimore nuked - bonus)
K-19 (makes russian navy look stupid)
Red Heat (hilarious!)
Birthday Girl (unrealistically easy to get MOB)

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« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2006, 09:25:11 AM »
Ste,

You tweaked another cell in my brain (proving that I have at least two!).  Has anyone else been uncomfortable in a theater with their Russian wife because the plot of the movie is so slanted against Russians?  There was a time when almost every international "bad guy" was Russian.  Today it seems that the Arabs have taken their place.

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« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2006, 09:36:30 AM »
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Ste,

You tweaked another cell in my brain (proving that I have at least two!). Has anyone else been uncomfortable in a theater with their Russian wife because the plot of the movie is so slanted against Russians? There was a time when almost every international "bad guy" was Russian. Today it seems that the Arabs have taken their place.

KenC


I usually get told about the bad subtitles for the Russian bits and comments like 'he's not russian' when it's probably someone trying to do the accent.

She got the two guys in Birthday Girl wrong tho - Nad' thought they were Russian, they're French I think!

Sean Connery's attempts at Russian in the beginning of The Hunt for Red October are unintelligable tho - max funny!!

Nadia also cheered loudly when Baltimore was nuked in aforesaid The Sum of All Fears. Sorry Clyde.....

Good movies tho are Moscow on the Hudson, I liked it, Nadia hated it. And 2010, CCCP to the rescue. The Russian cosmonaut in Armeggedon gets my vote too, although possibly he;s not russian. He saved the movie if not the World. That was Bruce Willis. Again. The bit where Ben Affleck says to him 'I love you man" at the end - YUKKKK!!!

Didn't Rocky beat up a Russian boxer in Rocky 14?

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« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2006, 09:45:30 AM »
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Didn't Rocky beat up a Russian boxer in Rocky 14?


And met his future exwife too.  (Bredgett Neilson)  There was a very funny "B" movie made about an American baseball manager that was hired by the USSR to teach baseball to their Russian basball team being formed for international compitition.  Predictable, but entertaining none the less.  It starred Joe Montega.

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« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2006, 09:46:01 AM »
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Ste,

You tweaked another cell in my brain (proving that I have at least two!).  Has anyone else been uncomfortable in a theater with their Russian wife because the plot of the movie is so slanted against Russians?  There was a time when almost every international "bad guy" was Russian.  Today it seems that the Arabs have taken their place.

KenC

Elena has noted that on several occasions. Something like, "Of course the bad guy is Russian" The first couple of time it kind of upset her and we talked about the age of the movies and at that time and for many years afterward there was left over animosity and it was easy to use the tried and true method of showing who was the bad guy in the movie.

 I kinda liked the Russian bad guy in XXX. Those looked like some great parties! :D

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« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2006, 10:15:24 AM »
Wasn't there a Smokey and the Bandit movie with Paul Williams and some big guy wearing goofy cowboy suits chasing some Arabs? I think my son would like that one. He rented the Dukes of Hazzard movie last week. From Russia With Love would be a movie not to rent.

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« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2006, 10:31:04 AM »
Just explain that the USSR was the bad guy, not the Russian People.

Of course you can just get a UW and she won't care much, My fiance's grandmother (maybe great grandmother) told her first hand accounts of the starvation and how some people turned to cannibalism when Stalin starved them out by sending trucks and men to harvest crops and empty foodstocks to take it all back to Russia in the '30s.

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« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2006, 10:34:55 AM »
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Just explain that the USSR was the bad guy, not the Russian People.

Of course you can just get a UW and she won't care much, My fiance's grandmother (maybe great grandmother) told her first hand accounts of the starvation and how some people turned to cannibalism when Stalin starved them out by sending trucks and men to harvest crops and empty foodstocks to take it all back to Russia in the '30s.


Your reference is to the Holodomor. I posted something about it a while back in the Politics/Culture section, but it didn't seem to generate much interest. Sad, really - because it does help to explain the psyche of a nation and its relationship with her stronger neighbor - as well as the current political climate between Ukraine and other world powers today.

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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2006, 01:55:00 PM »
Question: Would a Russian person be offended by the Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoons when they see Boris and Natasha? There was never mention of them being Russian except it is a dead giveaway when you hear their accents. Whether people are offended or not I thought these cartoons were brilliant. An emcee, on the Gary Moore show, named Durwood Kirby, was extremely offended with an episode of Rocky and Bullwinkle searching for the coveted Kurwood Derby.

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« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2006, 08:01:18 PM »
I only recall Durwood Kirby being a sub on Candid Camera.

For a hilarious portrayal of Russian oligarchs with Mafia muscle, check out The Saint with Val Kilmer and Elisabeth Shue.

My vote for the all-time worst flick involving USA-CCCP
is Red Dawn. Plot Synopsis: At the outbreak of World War III, midwestern high school students turned refugees slowly organize themselves into an effective guerilla force to turn back the tide of Soviet invaders, dedicated to making those Russkies rue the day they parachuted onto U.S. soil. Side-splitting!

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« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2006, 10:32:28 PM »
Clyde,

You could always rent "Rocky & Bullwinkle" the movie (about minus 2 stars) and find out.  I had Lena saying "I hate that moose and squirrel" when she first came here.  (While her accent was heavy):cool:

Vaughn,

Didn't the kids in Red Dawn call themselves "Wolverines"?  God, why do I remember that?  You're right though, that movie sucked.

Best Russian movie I have seen is "The Thief."  Lots of Russian actors showing up in American movies now.  Remember the movie "Behind Enemy lines"?  With Owen Wilson?  The assassin stalking Owen at the end is a rather famous Russian actor.  And then there are all the hot RW at the Boda Bing on the Sapranos, the one legged housekeeper that did Tony and .......:toocool:

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« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2006, 02:41:07 AM »
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And then there are all the hot RW at the Boda Bing on the Sapranos, the one legged housekeeper that did Tony and .......:toocool:[/b]

KenC


Reminfs me of one of my favourite jokes!

I friend of mine had a preference for women with false limbs; arms, legs, didn't matter to him. One time he got off with this girl knowing she had false limbs somewhere, part of the excitment being not knowing which until, well, u know!

Anyway, he gets her into the bedroom and she says "take my top off..." So he does, getting more and more aroused and her false arm falls off!

Wowm he thinks! Now she says "Take my jeans off...." He does and her false leg falls off!

This takes him so much by surprise he leaps onto the top of the wardrobe, shaking with surprise and arousal......

She says "Don't you want to fondle my breasts?"

He replies "Ok, throw them up here then......."

Well I thought it was funny.....

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« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2021, 02:37:06 PM »
What movies do you watch together? Do you watch only English or a blend?

Do you call her into the room if you here any Russian words to see if they
are authentic or not?

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« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2021, 05:04:25 PM »
What movies do you watch together? Do you watch only English or a blend?

Do you call her into the room if you here any Russian words to see if they
are authentic or not?

There is no right or wrong answer.

We watch only American films and TV shows.

We don't have high speed internet, so can't download some of the Russian movies with subtitles she wants us to watch.
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« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2021, 01:38:07 PM »
We never watch movies together. 


We are watching Detective Anna currently.  The better half says the writer is not very imaginative, and he likes pointing out the incorrect language, manners, etc., given the period.  But, I can do the same in American/Canadian productions, so IMHO, it's not a big deal.
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He thinks my movies are crap
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2021, 08:53:23 AM »
We watch both American and Russian movies and series together.

Mini Me and I watch Russian cartoons all the time I love Masha i Medved
and Pin Code. I don't really care for the modern American cartoons.
Nu, pogodi! is the least politically correct cartoon out there. It's sorta
like Tom and Jerry/Roadrunner with heavy smoking involved.

Mini Me likes watching about a quarter of a football game because
I yell at the TV to run, run, run! or get him! get him! I yell that
stuff when Mini me is watching. I yell important key advice at
the TV to help my team when Mini me isn't with me.

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Re: He thinks my movies are crap
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2021, 03:47:11 PM »
I record most everything including FB games. 

I call wife in to watch guy make one handed catch of FB or run a kickoff back 100 yards or so.

So watches just because I ask her too, but is totally uninterested.

But then she doesn't care for soccer either.

Basketball is her sport, but we can't go because of Covid.
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