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Re: Ever done this?
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2021, 05:23:57 PM »
Eh, could be worse.  At least The Road doesn't make for as much of a grimly depressing and morale sapping viewing as David Brent: Life on the Road.

This was circa 2009 so I was in the clear, Gervais-ly speaking.

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Re: Ever done this?
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2021, 07:00:31 PM »
It took ages to convince Mr Attila to watch The Room, because he had it mixed up with Room.

My non tosser brother loves ladies films like you get on the Hallmark Channel and stuff in the USA; they're his kryptonite. He had them on constant play one rainy afternoon last January when I was out staying with him. I left the room for about 10 minutes to do fuck knows what, and came back to finish the film with him, genuinely baffled how the action had shifted from a middle class suburbanite mom trying to discover her inner artist to the mom doing what appeared to be some sort of Mennonite retreat, but she was finding herself, and in the end, everyone appreciated her for her creative talents.

Yup, turned out it was two different films, one set in modern day and one that was basically little middle class house on the 19th century prairie. I'd honest to God assumed mom had just joined a commune or something, as both actresses looked almost exactly alike. He was in absolute stitches when he realised that I thought it was all one film, and not that he'd switched over.

To be fair, the mash up worked pretty well, actually.

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Re: Ever done this?
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2021, 07:39:26 PM »
Brought home the wrong 1990s Robin Hood film from blockbuster and tried to just style it out with my wife.
She was able to tell Bergin wasn't Costner.

Re: Ever done this?
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2021, 08:21:42 PM »
There's that urban myth about the English teacher who tried to show a class a film of "Animal Farm", but unwittingly put on a very rude video of the same name.

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Re: Ever done this?
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2021, 09:01:16 PM »
If your nan says she likes Pierce Brosnan in the James Bond films, remember to suggest that she might enjoy 'Remington' Steele, and not 'Lexington' as I did.


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Re: Ever done this?
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2021, 03:54:10 PM »
"Crash" is good for this, there's loads of them.
What's the best example of films with the same name that couldn't be more different?

Repoman (1984) and Repomen (2010).

Oh sorry - I see you were after the best example.

Re: Ever done this?
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2021, 04:01:36 PM »
yeah I wanted to watch the Crash about the people getting off on car accidents and instead watched the one about racial justice in LA. This was over 10 years ago and I've still never watched the one I want to watch.

Re: Ever done this?
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2021, 11:27:03 PM »
About 15 years ago I bought a DVD of Come and See on Ebay. When I opened it, there were two DVDs inside, one on the left and one on the right. And all the text was in Chinese. Needless to say, I watched the DVD on the left first as that's obviously the first part.

Credits rolled after about 45 mins.


Re: Ever done this?
« Reply #38 on: January 28, 2021, 01:46:25 AM »
Downloaded what I thought was a new episode of Family Guy off of Limewire. It was called something like “Meg The Babysitter Gets Punished”. Put it on to watch with my mum and it turned out not to be a humorous cartoon about a suburban American family, but rather a hardcore pornography about a woman having sex on a table.

More recently I recommended my friend watch Good Time, the Safdie Brothers movie which stars Robert Pattinson as a sociopathic bank robber who spends one night fucking people over in New York as he tries to rescue his disabled brother from jail/hospital. They mistakenly watched Good Boys, the Seth Rogen produced movie about (I haven’t seen it so have to go off what google says) a 12-year-old boy learning how to kiss with his best friends. My friend loved it.


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Re: Ever done this?
« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2021, 12:45:34 PM »
Watching drek on Sky Movies in the middle of the night during a bout of depression-inspired insomnia, I started half-watching a film that had some rednecks in it, and what seemed to be a gay couple dealing with the ignorance of their peers. 'Oh, this will be that Happy, Texas thing - eh, it might moderately amusing. Some mediocre comedy is all I can really deal with right now' was my fatigued response, until a particularly harrowing and brutal rape scene alerted me to my error. I had been watching Boy's Don't Cry, based on the true (and fucking heartbreaking) story of trans man Brandon Teena. It was released the same year, but was neither happy, nor in Texas.

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Re: Ever done this?
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2021, 01:18:10 PM »
Downloaded what I thought was a new episode of Family Guy off of Limewire. It was called something like “Meg The Babysitter Gets Punished”. Put it on to watch with my mum and it turned out not to be a humorous cartoon about a suburban American family, but rather a hardcore pornography about a woman having sex on a table.

Limewire was notorious for that. I remember my old housemate downloading what turned out to be homemade footage of a little bald guy in his front room who looked like the flesh version of that human character that the Pink Panther used to wind up in the cartoons, slowly splaying his anus to the musical accompaniment of 'In Da Club' by 50 Cent. Filename: The Passion Of The Christ.

Re: Ever done this?
« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2021, 01:28:44 PM »
I kept trying to download The Tom Green Show from Kazaa and downloading some video entitled something like 'violent face fuck.avi'. And then my brother or stepbrother showed it to the rest of us, like "why is JaDanketies downloading this?"

And then I downloaded it again (in pursuit of Tom Green clips).

That might have actually been the first porn I ever watched or was shown. Tom Green, demonstrably responsible for the moral decay of society in the 90s.

Re: Ever done this?
« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2021, 03:25:51 PM »
I tried to get decent Blu-ray rips of a load of Christmas movies onto my Plex server a few years back and the NZB hosting site accidentally tagged a grumble flick called "I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas All Over My Face" as White Christmas.

The worst thing is that the snot shot wasn't even that good. Poor cow's still dreaming.

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Re: Ever done this?
« Reply #43 on: January 28, 2021, 04:54:18 PM »
I tried to download some grumble on kazaa back in the day by searching for 'housewife' or something and got a picture of Anne Widdecombe with the text "this is what you get for trying to download porn you dirty boy" beneath it.

Re: Ever done this?
« Reply #44 on: January 28, 2021, 05:06:10 PM »
Sorry for the dark turn, but I think I watched a woman getting shot in the face - in a video that was presented to me as real (I later discovered it was fake) - before I ever watched 'violent face fuck.avi'. What a fuckin world to grow up in. And it's worse now. Back then 'snuff films' were like a dark urban legend and nowadays any terrorist group happily broadcasts itself torturing people and there are several instances of sadistic murderers releasing their videos onto the internet. I hope my kid gets to watch some titties before they stumble across any of this.

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Re: Ever done this?
« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2021, 10:20:01 PM »
Went to see Star Trek: First Contact with my dad in '96. Got really confused when text appeared on the screen about Michael Collins. I knew there was time-travel involved but it didn't seem right. Didn't take long to realise that we were in the wrong screen!

Even worse was the fact that I think I had seen the Trek film a few weeks before so should have known straight away.

Re: Ever done this?
« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2021, 01:53:13 AM »
Just tried to stick on the Ren and Stimpy doc 'Happy Happy Joy Joy' and the opening scene looked suspiciously like a casting couch video. I did briefly consider that it might be some weird dramatisation of John Kricfalusi's antics, but it was indeed just porn.

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