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This Year's Most Easily Identifiable Hollywood Trend: A Pictorial Celebration

By Joanna Robinson | Seriously Random Lists | December 11, 2012 | Comments ()


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This one from Moonrise Kingdom is potentially upsetting.

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  • Dude McLovin

    even dark knight rises had an archery scene

  • adam

    White people? Is the trend "white people"?

  • annie

    Not going to lie, but I've been waiting my entire life for archery to finally be cool.

  • Kip Hackman

    Hollywood is late to the game, archery has always been awesome.

  • ,

    Can we backdate to add "Deliverance"?

  • Belkwinith

    Take THAT! I poke you with my pokiest of sticks!

  • ,

    Until this moment, I had never noticed Jennifer Lawrence was holding a bow in that header pic.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Never change.

  • TheOriginalMRod

    What the heck does Wes Anderson have against dogs!?!?! I still loved the movie... both of them...

  • You forgot to add Bo Jackson, from this weekend's 30 for 30 - have bow, Bo Knows.

  • Mrcreosote

    Pugs. It's pugs right?
    Well, it damn well should be, the little googly eyed bastards.

  • Too bad they all suck varying degrees of mediocrecock in comparison with Bronn.

  • How could you forget Martha and her giant bow?

  • Kala

    Thanks for the Moonrise Kingdom tip off. Searched for articles and found out what that scene is. Glad I know ahead of time. It just made it on to my Netflix Queue and now I know to avoid that scene, lest my entire day be ruined.

  • TheDeadBurger

    The scene is essentially played for laughs and the dog is shot accidentally. The image you saw is only onscreen for a second as a sort of shocking punchline at the end of an expressionistically shot fight scene, it's not traumatizing at all.

  • BobbFrapples

    Just out of curiosity, does the fact that I saw the cat shape in the dead dog's fur first mean that I'm a sociopath?

  • Jeremy Renner's forearms might be my favorite thing from 2012.

  • Gayle

    Going down this list just makes me want to slap everyone who has their little finger on the bowstring. Do it properly DAMMIT!

  • DarthCorleone

    Why did Moonrise Kingdom have to do that? What did it serve? Boo, Wes Anderson. At least the same tragedy in another movie of his felt emotionally integrated with the characters and the plot.

    Also, I had to watch another awards contender from this year the very next night, and that movie did the same thing!

  • TheDeadBurger

    I'll never understand this mindset. Humans are killed for laughs all the time in movies, but a dog being killed is crossing the line?

    I mean, I found the home-invading murderers from In Cold Blood pretty sympathetic until Dick runs over a dog for sport. I like dogs more than I like people. But, in the case of Moonrise, it's just a mildly edgy joke in a generally tasteful dramedy.

  • ,

    Don't watch "Funny Games." Don't ever watch "Funny Games."

  • Idle Primate

    And then there's that dog in Vacation. Or the one in There's Something About Mary. I think a lot of folks take great righteous pride in being loudly hysterical about their animal sensitivity.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    And the parakeet in Dumb and Dumber. That was heartbreaking.

  • Mrs. Julien

    This entire exchange just makes me miss Paddydog more.

  • Ok, yeah, the Moonrise Kingdom thing is pretty Effed up.

    Unfortunately, I thought that it was a commentary on the Hobbit pic. Which in that light made me think, "Well yeah, if you close your eyes when you're shooting a bow and arrow you might actually hit your terrier by mistake. Stupid Dwarven archer guy."

    Oh, and a minor point, but crossbows and longbows are an entirely different skill set. Not that matters a whit, but I think that weakens the continuity of the list for me.

  • Groundloop

    Agreed. Longbows rule, crossbows drool. Why do I say this? Bronn uses a longbow, Joffrey uses a crossbow.

    Fin.

  • John W

    Archer FTW.

  • Archery is really awesome because—DAT CLEAVAGE!—it's really cool.

  • whataboutb0b

    whats the 3rd pic from? Don't know that one...

  • JoannaRobinson

    We Need To Talk About Kevin. Which was in limited release in 2011 but hit wide release in 2012, so I cheated and used it.

  • Did it get a wide release? I thought they bumped the expansion after Tilda didn't get nominated. I remember posters going up for a late January wide release and the film not arriving.

  • Idle Primate

    I'm all about the last one

  • MissAmynae

    I humbly request a "Jeremy Renner's Forearms" trend pictorial. Dear Pajiba gods, please?

  • BWeaves

    I don't get the last one. Is it the punchline? I don't get it.

  • FrayedMachine

    It's a reference to the tv show Archer that's on Adult Swim. Kind of hilarious if you love that inappropriate comedy.

  • BWeaves

    Ah, ok. I've sort of heard the name, but didn't know anything about it to recognize the reference. What the hell is Adult Swim?

  • Idle Primate

    A late night programming block of animated shows aimed at adults. Usually ribald, off colour or satirical humour

  • Green Lantern

    Except that "Archer" is on FX, not Adult Swim.

  • FrayedMachine

    Oops, totally thought it was on Adult Swim for some reason. It either used to be or Adult Swim at some point had a very similar tv show running in one of their slots.

  • Idle Primate

    Ah. I steal all my tv from the internet. I was only answering what adult swim is. Archer would fit in on adult swim, I think.

  • MurderBot

    That's 'coz Archer is made by Adam Reed, creator of Sealab 2021 and Frisky DIngo.

  • Holden McGroin

    Was it last year they tried to give us the Cage with a bow?

  • AudioSuede

    I see what you did there.

    Also, We Need To Talk About Kevin was from this year? Because that movie was intense.

  • Skyler Durden

    It was from 2011. I noticed that too.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I love it when you do that.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I love you for posting this. I'm totally NOT crazy.

    But I totes want to arch.

  • fracas

    But Archer doesn't have a... Oh, yeah.

  • fracas

    What's the girl in the grass with the crossbow from?

  • lowercase_ryan

    Revolution. GDIT I HATE THAT I KNOW THAT!!

  • fracas

    Thanks!

  • lowercase_ryan

    Don't thank me unless you stay away from it.

  • fracas

    Wait, isn't that show about electricity not working? Because then bullets should still work right, because they use chemical combustion for propulsion and not electricity... I probably shouldn't even be thinking about this.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    For some reason, on the show, they can't seem to make more bullets. Which is precisely as idiotic as you're right now thinking it is. Making a bullet requires nothing but the ability to cast the bullets and casings themselves and then the chemistry know-how to make the gunpowder, both which only benefit from electricity, they don't require it. And they even have slaves, so there's not a huge labor issue.

    ETA: But the girl from Revolution really is cute. Kind of a terrible actress, but very cute.

    ETA2: And of course the whole electricity thing makes no sense. It's obviously highly selective, considering how we're all totally not dead right now and presumably thunder storms haven't stopped being a thing. Ergo, just about any fairly science-y type person in that world would notice something kind of specifically, testably weird happening, which turns it into a solvable problem.

  • dizzylucy

    That was a big part of what killed the show for me (among many things) - did all of the engineers and scientists die when the power went out? Did all the knowledge and history of progress evaporate with them? If they'd set the show a year or so after the blackout, I could have bought more of the chaos, but what was it supposed to be, 15 years afterwards? In all that time virtually no progress was made?

    Also, the lead characters and the endless sword fights annoyed me.

  • Tinkerville

    This is one trend that I'm completely on board with. Except for Charlie in Revolution. She needs to GTFO.

  • I don't see one from Moonrise Kingdom...

  • Nevermind, I see that it was a link. duh...

  • emmelemm

    And best not to click if you love animals and are a sensitive soul...

  • TOB

    Yeah, I read this too late. I should have known better than to click but I thought it would be *human* suffering, damn it...

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