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Message started by GrindhouseCinema on 05/18/09 at 19:32:20

Title: What Have You Watched Recently? (DVD/Movie Thread)
Post by GrindhouseCinema on 05/18/09 at 19:32:20
With all the big summer movies just over the horizon ... I figured instead of creating a new thread for each one that we could instead have one multipurpose thread for them all. Consider this your Swiss Army Knife of movie threads. Whatever you've watched that's good... be it on DVD or up on the big screen.

I'll kick things off with the new Star Trek picture. I was a little hesitant going into this one. Quite frankly I've never been a fan of the original TV series. I've never understood why people were so fascinated with it ... it was just as (if not more) campy then the Adam West Batman TV series. Sure it had its humor value of William Shatner ... but not even that could keep me interested in it.

Never seen any of the other Trek pictures. Never seen the new TV show with the bald guy and the black guy who looked like he had a waffle for a forehead. Basically I had no expectations going into the film.

And you know what? I ended up quite enjoying it. Like ... really quite enjoying it. Defiantly one of the better films I've seen this year. The Watchmen is still my number one ... but I think I've got to rank this one a strong number two candidate.

Its high on action. Full of really good actors. Has an interesting plot. And above all else ... has Simon Pegg in it! What other reason do you need to go see this movie?  8-)

I've got Valkyrie and My Bloody Valentine on DVD that I'll be watching when I get off work tonight.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/18/09 at 20:12:04
I told you niggas Star Trek was good. Everyone I know thats seen it ends up liking it so its safe to say that movie is a win. Still not better than Watchmen to me as well, but a close second.

As far as other movies go I rented Taken last week when it came out and its fucking awesome. I had heard nothing but good things about it, especially good things from a good friend of mine who, like me, is hard to please when it comes to movies and generally doesnt like them. Liam Neeson just kicks fucking ass in that movie Bourne style.

Other than that I just picked up some old movies I missed like Dark City and Revolver. Both werent too bad honestly. Revolver is a Guy Richie film and I generally like his movies. Things like Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and Rock N Rolla. Revolver however is somewhat different. More of a psychological movie. Doesnt make much sense at all for a while but once you understand what the movie is about you are like OHH I get it now. It has a unique message that I really appreciated which is essentially how humans are controlled by their egos and how we dont really realize how much our pride and egotistical ways guide our everyday actions almost as if we are a prisoner in our own bodies. Very cool.

I picked up The Curious Case of Benjamin Button but I havent gotten around to it yet. I hear its pretty good. One of my friends even claimed it was a Forest Gump killer and I was like woah buddy. Thats a pretty bold claim there so just back it down now....back it down. Its definetly been compared to that movie so Ill have to be the judge of that.

Also picked up the new Underworld but havent watched it either.

Im just waiting for Terminator Salvation. Should be good I hope.

Ill probably get dragged into the new Transformers. The first one wasnt bad and the second one looks better but Im just not excited about it at all.

Finally saw the trailer for the GI Joe movie......epic fail. It looks like theyve managed to almost completely destroy that childhood passion pretty fucking thuroughly. Just by watching the trailer Im pretty sure with this one those making it were like ok, lets see how bad we can fuck this up. Im pretty sure of all the beloved franchises of my youth hollywood has destroyed in recent years that have pissed me off this will probably hit number one on the list of "all time piss off the fans awards". What can you do.

Im looking forward to the new Quentin Tarantino movie coming out sometime August-ish called Inglourious Basterds. Here is a summary.

"In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers."

Seems an odd movie for Quentin to be doing but Im sure he will deliver in style.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 05/18/09 at 20:37:27
No, Epic Fail is the live action Dragonball Z movie, but GI Joe is pretty fucking close.

The last two movies I seen were The Dark Knight and the Basic Instinct/Fatal Attraction remake with Beyonce in it (name slips my mind ATM).  The former was awesome and the latter was so, so.  I wanted more Beyonce tit definitely.

So yeah, I need to watch like movies and stuff, but my ADHD gets the better of me.  If I'm not doing 3 or more things at once, I feel like something is wrong with me.  = True Story.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/18/09 at 20:58:18
Speaking of Star Trek, I read yesterday online that apparently R2D2 from Star Wars (of course!) is actually in Star Trek as an easter egg. I didnt catch it when I saw it and I dont actually know what part it is but I think that is just hilarious. Way to piss of Trek fans even more than just changing their beloved franchise by putting a Star Wars character in there. Not to mention pissing of SW fans as well. Pretty bold move there JJ...pretty bold.
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Post by Pse7en on 05/18/09 at 20:59:01
I just picked up Righteous Kill on DVD and despite the reviews, i loved that movie.

I also picked up the S.Darko movie because the first Donnie Darko is in my top 5 favorite movies. The sequel S.Darko was complete garbage. It ruined the franchise to its death

That movie with Russell Crowe was awesome

Star trek awesome

Obsessed was fun to watch.

Love the Underworld series


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Post by Kilrgrn on 05/18/09 at 21:56:49
Star Trek, Amazing

Rock N Rolla was also amazing. Didn't think I'd like that one.

I really really hope Terminator will be good. I grew up with those movies, and dammit I'm in love with Christian Bale.

The Watchmen and Dark Knight were the last two really good movies I've seen.

What else is supposed to be coming out?
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Post by SynthR on 05/18/09 at 22:56:49
YES! Dragonball Evolution was complete and utter epic of the epic fail. I've seen all there is to see in the Dragonball and DBZ franchises (DBGT sucked) and this movie made me cry myself to sleep. I watched maybe 20 minutes of it before walking out and getting my money back. Horrible film. I love Chow Yun Fat too and it's sad to see him in a such a shitty flick.

I just beat Stranglehold for the 360 so it brings a John Woo classic, which is the prequel to Stranglehold, to mind that everyone should see. Hardboiled. Go get it now. It has death, crazy gunplay, and action sequences galore. Amazing film from the 90's.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 05/18/09 at 23:13:31

XIZOR wrote on 05/18/09 at 20:58:18:
Pretty bold move there JJ...pretty bold.


So you are saying he boldy went where no other Star Trek creative mind has gone before?  That's synergy right there folks.  I heard that word watching "TAKE" today on Skinemax and I had to use it.

EDIT - I rented Strangehold for the PS3 when it came out and I of course watched Hard Boiled soon after.  And I must second that, that movie is the shit.  I will probably go see Terminator in theatres.  Especially if it gets super reviews.  It may have already, I haven't really been watching.
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Post by Real Fucking X-Man on 05/18/09 at 23:14:34
None of you saw Crank: High Voltage, did you? You all fucking fail. It's the best, most insane thing all year so far. If any of you can still catch it at a cheapie theater, drop whatever you're doing (video games, work, caring for children/the elderly, meeting with world leaders, whatever) and GO FUCKING SEE IT. You will thank me.

Saw Star Trek yesterday, pretty good but I'm sick of hearing about it now. I hope Terminator: Salvation is good. The one I'm really excited about is Drag Me To Hell. Yes, it's a PG-13 horror movie, but it's Sam Raimi, and he can do almost no wrong (this one's got to be good now that Spider-Man 3 is out of his system).
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Post by SynthR on 05/18/09 at 23:49:04
I wasn't a fan of the first Crank so I doubt I'll enjoy this one.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/19/09 at 00:23:15
Righteous Kill. Horrible. Pachino + De Niro usually equals win but neither one of those guys has gotten a script worth a damn in years. Its not that they suck, I just dont know why someone can give them a good script. If you want to see both of those guys at their best just go watch Heat again and skip Righteous Shit. Heat is perhaps one of the best moives of all time.

I havent even seen this Dragon Ball movie. I saw a poster somewhere but Ive never even seen a trailer or anything much less knew it was out. Im sure it is epic failure though.

As far as Crank I think Ill pass on that one. I like Jason Statham, especially when paired with Guy Richie in one of his films but I cant stand his Transporter-esq stuff. Terrible. Transporter is just TO over the top for me. Nothing in those movies makes one bit of sense. The first Crank wasnt bad but didnt blow me away. How they managed to think it needed a sequel is beyond me, much less make a believable plot as to why he would still be alive after the first flick.

I did finally watch the new Underworld today and its pretty decent if you like those movies. I tend to like them and I hate vampire and warewolf shit so that says a lot.
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Post by SynthR on 05/19/09 at 00:42:47
I saw Underworld on Friday with my girlfriend. 7/10. It's nothing special and it's pretty standard for a vampires & werewolves type movie. I haven't seen either of the other 2 movies so I can't compare.

I'm going to the movies tonight to see something. Not sure yet. Maybe Angels & Demons. Yet again haven't seen the original movie so I'll have no clue what the fuck is happening.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 05/19/09 at 01:40:27
If possible I will be attending the midnight showing for DRAG ME TO HELL. Yes its PG-13 but its going to be a strong PG-13 rating. The film originally had an R-rating attached to it. The only reason it was changed is due to the fact that, generally speaking, PG-13 movies rake in more cash and are easier to market. Plus we'll get it unrated on DVD so its not that big of deal catching a "lesser" cut of it in the theaters.

Crank: High Voltage I think I can wait until it hits DVD. I know it looks super over the top (just like the first one) and I know I'll end up enjoying it because of the fact that its super over the top. I just think I can wait to see that one.

Rob Zombie is continuing to rape the Halloween franchise for all its worth. Despite the fact that hew as very vocal about not doing a Halloween 2 .... H2 is in fact coming out this summer. Surprise surprise he found a way to fit his wife (again) into this picture.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVeX5EDWfVs

I stuck up for parts of the first picture. Because when you really do break down Rob Zombie's Halloween it has its moments of good direction and good ideas. I'm not sure if I can do the same for this one. It just looks ... corny.

He needs to get to work on that T-Rex film we started hearing about. The biker one.
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Post by OutOfOrder on 05/19/09 at 10:36:11
I'm really looking forward to terminator salvation... should be pretty sweet... I"m glad to finnally see judgement day in action...

still havent seen wolverine origins... I"m so pissed about how much they fucked up deadpool that I'm considering waiting for dvd and just renting.


recently I finnally watched death race it was kinda cool... I liked it in a way... but it kinda had that same blockbuster boredom that most movies these days have...

also I watched Equilibrium with Bale... the story is kinda ludricous but I liked it anyways... I had actually never seen it before so it was refreshing.

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Post by Pse7en on 05/19/09 at 12:28:08
Crank was good.

Only reason I am watching Transeformers 2 is because I have a huge hrd on for Megan Fox

Wanna see some messed up movies? Go and rent Bully and Kids, and maybe Requiem For a Dream
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Post by SynthR on 05/19/09 at 15:00:52
I didn't care for Requiem for a Dream. I never "understand" these films that have huge cult followings like Clockwork Orange and Reservoir Dogs. You know the ones that people rant and rave about being so edgy and overlooked you just have to see it.

Saw Angels and Demons last night. I'd give it a 8/10. Never read the books nor have I seen the DaVinci Code but that doesn't matter. The movie is pretty good at explaining itself. Two things I didn't care for.

1) Tom Hanks is this amazing historian guy that knows everything and can solve puzzles like there's no tomorrow but yet almost all the clues that he finds are accidents or pure luck. For instance, he looks at his watch to see how much time he has left and as he's looking down he spots a clue.

2) Since Hanks is a wiz kid he's constantly spewing fucking useless facts about everything, most of which are during action scenes. They find a clue, act on it, get in a car chase and during that chase he's going on about some fucking statue that Raphael Ninja Turtle built in 1682. Most of the crap that comes out of his mouth are Italian names for things so you have no idea what exactly he's referring to.

This isn't the type of movie I would watch again. Once you know the ending it loses it's appeal but it's good for a watch.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/19/09 at 20:33:28
Its funny you mention Equilibrium Order because my friends were just talking about that movie last night telling me I should watch it. Im trying to go through Bales catelog of movies so I think Ill pick this one up.

That Bully movie you are talking about P7 is fucked up but the people just act so stupid in that movie. Its like normal people dont act like that. The entire movie those kids just do stuff and make decisions that I just cant understand which in turn makes it unbelievable. Bad part is I think its based on a true story or something, but even then Im pretty sure some things were changed around to make it more exciting.

Kids is a classic. I havent seen that movie in so long. I dont even know where to find it as Ive never seen it anywhere in a long time.
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Post by Kilrgrn on 05/19/09 at 22:16:16
Equilibrium is like a better Matrix and V for Vendetta combined.

It's an amazing movie and the first Christian Bale flick I ever saw.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 05/19/09 at 22:32:12
Good movies: The Prestige (also bale) and Frequency.  Frequency has the actor that played Jesus and his initials are JC.  He also looks like Christian Bale and Kurt Warner of the Cardinals had a baby and named him JC.

Anyway those movies rock.  And I want to see Angels and Demons.  I will probably read the book first.  I don't read often, but Dan Brown is a great author.  I read DVC, and it was a lot better then the "good" movie.  The movie could have been better but I think A&D might outdo the first movie.  I know what you mean about Hanks though, he's always spouting shit off at the top of his head because those were facts in the book, not necessarily spoken by the actual historian.  In that respect the books and movies are different.  Makes it seem laughable in many situations.

"Did you know this Smith and Wesson this man is pointing at me was probably made in Germany, not the US like they say, because it's made by a certain metal alloy only found in Germany" and you're like SHOOT THAT MOTHERFUCKER.
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Post by OutOfOrder on 05/19/09 at 22:52:19
HaHaHa Kilrgrn that's a pretty good way to describe Equilibrium. It had me thinking Gattica personally don't even know why I can't even remember what that movie was about really ... I just know it was a utopio'n society gone wrong. I'd like to see the early stages of how they actually convinced everyone to take the sense killing drugs.

and btw that scene where he kills all the guards because they found the puppy he had stashed in his trunk was fucking awesome haha.


You know I've noticed a really odd trend nowadays... I'm not sure when it started but they arent showing trailers on TV anymore.. well some movies get them but everytime I go to the theatre literally all but maybe three or four I've never even heard of. I suppose this is maybe due to all the exposure films get online now I don't know. It seems retarded to me I spend alot more time watching TV than I do sitting in front of my computer. That Angels and Demons movie you guys are talking about is a perfect example. I haven't seen a single trailer for that so I don't have a clue what it is no fricking idea. What's the deal have promoters just gotten dumber or what?
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Post by SynthR on 05/20/09 at 00:22:55
Equilibrium has my approval.

Speaking of movie trailers. My movie last night had a start time of 10pm. The movie didn't actually start until 22 after. Why am I watching 22 minutes of fucking trailers? Why aren't they playing these while I sit and read their shit ass magazine? I've seen the Terminator, Transformers and that fucking Will Farrel piece of shit trailers at least 20 times, half of which were from previous visits to the theater. How about we put some commercials while the movie is playing to break up the monotony UH!?!? Fuckalucka!
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Post by XIZOR on 05/20/09 at 02:08:08
Well actually, depending on what theaters you go to there actually are commercials before the movie and trailers. The one near my house plays like full blown tv ads for things like coke or pepsi along with some other stuff before the trailers even start. I think its a Regal theater so that might be why. Last two movies Ive been to were in different theaters though and I dont recall seeing any tv ads. Now that I think about it seems out of place that there wasnt any because Ive kinda gotten used to it.
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Post by SynthR on 05/20/09 at 02:33:18
They built a new theater by my place that has shitty reclining seats (because they don't stay reclined. You have to push yourself back on your own) and the arm rests can go up and down.
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Post by Pse7en on 05/20/09 at 12:50:32

XIZOR wrote on 05/19/09 at 20:33:28:
Its funny you mention Equilibrium Order because my friends were just talking about that movie last night telling me I should watch it. Im trying to go through Bales catelog of movies so I think Ill pick this one up.

That Bully movie you are talking about P7 is fucked up but the people just act so stupid in that movie. Its like normal people dont act like that. The entire movie those kids just do stuff and make decisions that I just cant understand which in turn makes it unbelievable. Bad part is I think its based on a true story or something, but even then Im pretty sure some things were changed around to make it more exciting.

Kids is a classic. I havent seen that movie in so long. I dont even know where to find it as Ive never seen it anywhere in a long time.




Equillibrium is an awesome movie.  Definately recommend it.

Bully was a good movie. Yea it was messed up. This was also based on a true story. It just goes to show you how bad kids can be. Thats why I will not be having any anytime soon, especially in Florida.

Kids was a good movie. Reminds me of my childhood. Except no AIDS. My current friends were shocked by the movie, all I said after watching it with them is "good times"


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Post by magnum on 05/20/09 at 14:51:54
We got an AMC near us we go to. They have these little movie trivia questions and facts, and quotes. It's entertaining up to the point it comes around the 2nd time. Then by the 5th or 6th time your just going....."Ok...can we have the trailers now?"

Then when they get the trailers going, it's like Synthr said. 20-30 mnutes of them. I guess it must just be cheaper to flood the market with trailers through the theater.

I don't really see trailers for movies that much on TV anymore either. Just the huge budget ones really. All these small, unknown flicks seem to only be in theaters.
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Post by SynthR on 05/20/09 at 15:08:51
They usually do that trivia shit at the theaters here as well but like I said before why not show the trailers instead? I know not everyone is present before the movie's start time but come on. A movie is an extra 30 minutes long because of trailers!
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Post by OutOfOrder on 05/20/09 at 19:25:39
Or thirty minutes are missing from movies because of the trailers. I remember when I was a kid almost all of them were two hours long... now almost every one is an hour and a half.  coincidence?

I fucking hate those TV ads. its just bullshit. They could at least show good ones like superbowl ads ya know. I make a conscious effort to show up late to movies so I don't have to watch that shit.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 05/21/09 at 02:56:19
Valkyrie was just an alright movie. I had a hard time sitting through it, quite frankly it was kinda boring in places. Plus if you're familiar with the true story ... you already know the ending. Honestly I'd say to pass on this one.

Might be going to see Angles and Demons tomorrow. Not sure why. Hopefully going to see Terminator Salvation over the long weekend. Even if the movie sucks and is the worst of the bunch ... how can you fucking not see a Terminator movie up on the big screen?
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Post by PRS-man on 05/21/09 at 21:21:47
I finally got around to watching Serenity, been on my shelf for months. It's a really good movie. I also saw Star Trek. That was cool, but I never really was a fan


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Post by Dark Ede on 05/22/09 at 02:12:20
Serenity is excellent.  Firefly, the tv series that preceded it, is just as good.

I'm hoping Terminator doesn't disappoint me.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/22/09 at 03:12:31
Serenity is one of my favorite movies of all time. Its rare to get a good old fashioned sci-fi movie like that ever, and thankfully the new Star Trek was also good cause who knows when there will be another movie like that.

Im a huge Firefly fan. I own the entire series (which is basically only one season) as well as Serenity on DVD. I usually watch them all back to back at least once or twice a year. I just love the characters in Firefly especially Malcom Renolds as he totally pulls of the Han Solo type perfectly. It sucks that that show didnt have a longer run as it obviously had such a colt following that they made a movie out of it which is amazing in and of itself.

I watched Equilibrium today and it was pretty good. I like the idea behind the movie and I thought the concept for the fighting style with guns was cool and original. I just wish they would have elaborated on it more and had a few more action scenes.

Going to see Terminator Saturday I think.
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Post by Real Fucking X-Man on 05/22/09 at 06:52:10

SynthR wrote on 05/20/09 at 15:08:51:
They usually do that trivia shit at the theaters here as well but like I said before why not show the trailers instead? I know not everyone is present before the movie's start time but come on. A movie is an extra 30 minutes long because of trailers!


What's hilarious is when you go to the crappy theater and the trivia is promoting movies from five years ago. "What eight-limbed foe does Peter Parker face off with in Spider-Man 2?!" fail
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Post by SynthR on 05/22/09 at 14:16:07
LMAO! Are you serious? I've been to some off the map theaters before and never had that happen.
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Post by Vanilla Nikki on 05/22/09 at 14:55:48
I am determined to go to the movies very soon.  I haven't went since Dark Knight ... what is that like almost a year ago already?  I have been trying to watch DVDs though.  Last DVD I watched was with my grandfather (who in my opinion gives the best commentary ever!) and we watched JoyRide ... I nearly dropped my beer when he said "damn fucken rednecks" LoL
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Post by XIZOR on 05/22/09 at 21:06:27
I cant believe everyone isnt talking about Dance Flick. That movie looks incredibly funny. These spoof movies are so original, hip, and make you laugh out loud like nothing else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz5rbWhIzMU
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Post by SynthR on 05/22/09 at 22:09:02
Hilarious! What makes this a definite must see is the fact that dance movies were so 2 years ago.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/22/09 at 22:29:26
I always enjoy a good interracial love story where a african american male and a caucasian female are brought together through the magical art of dance and manage to overcome racial stereotypes and the boundaries of love being an interracial couple in todays society where blacks and white are not supposed to date much less dance together.

The topic is just so taboo and Im glad to see someone with enough balls to really throw the subject in the face of america while cleverly disguising it as a fun comedy for young adults. I hope after watching this movie that black and white people just start fornicating in the theater parking lot showing the entire world that its ok to mix the blood lines, its ok to love each other reguardless of race, and that black and white people can dance together in love and harmony. Then after american imbraces the idea of blacks and whites together as one they will produce enough mixed babies that their will eventually be no black and white race anymore creating a new super race of gray people.
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Post by SynthR on 05/23/09 at 01:36:45
You do know they're spoofing a movie right?


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Post by NightShade on 05/23/09 at 01:38:41

XIZOR wrote on 05/22/09 at 21:06:27:
I cant believe everyone isnt talking about Dance Flick. That movie looks incredibly funny. These spoof movies are so original, hip, and make you laugh out loud like nothing else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz5rbWhIzMU


Serious question: has anyone here ever met someone that thought these kinds of movies were actually funny?
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Post by PureNRG on 05/23/09 at 05:08:49
actually, I liked all these spoof movies.. Epic Movie wasnt all that funny, but I picked it up for $1.50 from the pawn shop, so fuck it..

I'm also one of those ppl who like A Clockwork Orange. I dont understand the "cult classic following" tho, 'cause most of the ppl I bring it up to have no idea what the fuck I'm yammering on about... "what movie is that?" - "its the movie with Malcolm McDowell in it when he was really young.. him and his cronies wore white jumpsuits and black derby hats.. had fake eyelashes on only one eye.. Bart Simpson was dressed as the main character on a Halloween special of the Simpsons" - "no idea, man.. have you seen Crank?"

I also loved Resevoir Dogs.. and pretty much anything else Tarantino has done. I dont get why he'd do a WW2 Nazi-thumpin movie, but I'll check it out regardless

as far as the theatres go, the only 2 movies I really intend on seeing are The Fast and the Furious (which I got a free pass to, I just gotta print it out) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. those 2 look good to me. I also think Dance Flick and Next Day Air look funny as hell.. I'm a big Mike Epps/DeRay Davis fan, and these look theatre-worthy

I dunno about you Xizor, but I watched Kids and was like, WTF?? I dunno anyone who acted like them.. I remember watching that, and thinkin, "I hope my mom doesnt watch this.. she'll never let me outta the house again!!"
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Post by SynthR on 05/23/09 at 05:10:59
Not someone personally close but working at a video store I've heard  teenagers rant and rave about these movies. Remember that 300 spoof movie, whatever it was. Yea, every kid that came in said it was amazing. Fine they're just kids but I knew better when I was their age, even younger! I'm glad I have such refined and high class tastes. *eats cheese and wine*
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Post by Pse7en on 05/23/09 at 17:30:42
Terminator salvation was passable and the govanatah  was in the movie too.
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Post by SynthR on 05/23/09 at 18:50:37
You fucking ruined it!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by XIZOR on 05/24/09 at 00:42:28
Well I just watched Terminator: Salvation and all I can say is that its ok at best. Nothing worth writing home about but not terrible. It just doesnt feel epic and I had a hard time really caring about anything to honest.

The problems I have with the movie is there is just to much stuff left unsaid or untold. The movie just doesnt give you any idea what the world is really like, how long the war has been going on, how powerful the machine presence on earth really is, why things are the way they are, or what is really going on aside from the fact that of course the machines are trying to kill everything, but thats about it. There is no indepth story line its just the same old shit of trying to either save John Connar or Kyle Reece. Instead in this movie its John Connar trying to save Kyle Reece instead of the other way around like in the first Terminator movie. I just think its time to move past that type of plot.

And they still never really tell you anything about the machines or Skynet....nothing. I want to know more about all that stuff but instead it seems their only purpose in the movies is just to kill humans. Boring.

And Arnold isnt in the movie. At least not in the way P7 makes it sound. It is just a computer generated likeness of him. His model shows up at the end but it isnt actually Arnold playing him. LIAR! Im still upset he didnt pop up at some point and say "get to da choppa" but Ill look past that.

At the end of the day I have to say pass on seeing this in theaters and just wait until it comes out for rent or something. Again its not a bad movie its just not that exciting. Nothing worth going out of your way to see it anyways. I personally enjoyed Star Trek far more than this movie.
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Post by Roket on 05/24/09 at 03:12:04
I watched My Boss's Daughter on Comedy Central today. The only real funny part was when the a dude pulls out a gun on a guy, then the other dude pulls out his dick and says "we both have guns but I know you won't shoot". Something on that line anyways. Then the dude pisses on the guy with the gun. Hilarious.
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Post by RoaDiE on 05/24/09 at 10:09:50
I saw Star Trek on friday, I knew it would be good but I was totally blown away.

Loved every minute of the film, I'm a star trek fan, not a trekkie, but a fan nonetheless... and that movie is making me want a sequel BADLY. Very well casted, and you really got to like each character + and the action scenes were terrific.

10/10 in my books.

Ill see terminator, but im not expecting much.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/24/09 at 12:07:42
I also finally got around to watching The Curious Case of Benjamin Button tonight and I have to say I liked the movie a lot. Dont really know if its for everyone but I enjoyed it immensely. Good movies like that are rare these days it seems. Definitely had a Forrest Gump vibe and I can see why people like to compare it to that movie. Do I think its better than Gump? I dont know about that but its pretty close.

What is amazing about this movie is how they added the special effects or CGI to Brad Pitt to make him look older and younger in certain scenes. As for those of you who dont know anything about the flick Brad Pitts character in the movie Benjamin ages in reverse. It looks like just make up but I assure you its all computer generated. Ive never seen anything like it in a movie ever. It blends in so well that honestly if I hadnt been told about the effects before hand I wouldnt have thought them done by special effects and would have been scratching my head as to how it was accomplished so realistically. How this technical feat was accomplished at such a high level of believability I still have no idea.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 05/24/09 at 17:54:47

XIZOR wrote on 05/24/09 at 12:07:42:
I also finally got around to watching The Curious Case of Benjamin Button tonight and I have to say I liked the movie a lot. Dont really know if its for everyone but I enjoyed it immensely. Good movies like that are rare these days it seems. Definitely had a Forrest Gump vibe and I can see why people like to compare it to that movie. Do I think its better than Gump? I dont know about that but its pretty close.

What is amazing about this movie is how they added the special effects or CGI to Brad Pitt to make him look older and younger in certain scenes. As for those of you who dont know anything about the flick Brad Pitts character in the movie Benjamin ages in reverse. It looks like just make up but I assure you its all computer generated. Ive never seen anything like it in a movie ever. It blends in so well that honestly if I hadnt been told about the effects before hand I wouldnt have thought them done by special effects and would have been scratching my head as to how it was accomplished so realistically. How this technical feat was accomplished at such a high level of believability I still have no idea.


Whats amazing about it is after a while... you quit noticing that its Brad Pitt. The aging effects are that good.
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Post by PureNRG on 05/25/09 at 08:19:46
hmm, its actually sounding like an interesting movie

its not a new movie, but it keeps popping up on the movie channels... is Zodiak. its got Robert Downey Jr. and Jake Gel.. whatever in it.. based off of the Cali murders back in the 60s and 70s. its pretty fucking good if you havent seen it. jus throwin that out there in case any of you are into that murder mystery stuff
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Post by SynthR on 05/25/09 at 23:38:01
Saw Zodiac. I thought it was alright at best.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/26/09 at 00:58:38
Zodiac would have been ok if they hadnt made 10 movies about it already. Not to mention Jake Gyllenhaal is an epic fail. He will forever be bubble boy to me. Hes playing the main character in the upcoming Prince of Persia movie based off the video game series. I wont watch it just because of that. I do admit he looks the part and he did get buffed up for it, but I just dont like him for some reason.

http://lapofthegods.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/jake-gyllenhaal-shirtless-prince-of-persia-04.jpg

I also watched Valkyrie last night and its ok I guess. Like Grindhouse said knowing how its going to end pretty much takes all suspense right out of the movie. I could never really care about much that was going on because you know Hitler isnt going to get killed.
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Post by OutOfOrder on 05/26/09 at 03:37:23
Bubble boy true...but he's donnie darko too and thats what comes to mind first for me. I know what you mean though I feel the same way about Tom hanks and Cruise while I'm at it... I can't quite pinpoint why I don't like them I just don't.

The valkyrie thing ...yeah that's pretty much exactly how I felt about Underworld Rise of the lycans ... It would have been amazing if they showed it at the first of the series but instead they did the prequel thing and I knew the entire movie before I even went to the theatre. Granted I liked it alot. Prequels just piss me off fucking copout I say. I think they were just too lazy to figure out a unique interesting way to continue the existing story. I'll admit they did kill pretty much fucking everyone but it's not like that was the only vampire coven in the world. I'd like to see the infamous couple raid the world and kill them all but that's just me apparently.
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Post by SynthR on 05/26/09 at 17:43:31
Prince of Persia movie? Come on. They should make a movie about Montezuma's Revenge. Wait it's called Indiana Jones.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7SzOzj4s74


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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 05/26/09 at 18:05:05
Synth .... don't encourage them to make another Indiana Jones movie!
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Post by SynthR on 05/26/09 at 18:28:39
You're right. I shouldn't have given them more source material.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/26/09 at 20:27:37
Im pretty sure Shia Labeouf is taking over the Indy role from what I read and becoming young Indiana Jones. I hope this does not happen after that last epic fail of a Indiana Jones movie, but hollywood is all about raping any and every property it can get it hands on so Im sure it will drain that well dry as well. And its apparently already dry.
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Post by Pse7en on 05/27/09 at 13:48:38

XIZOR wrote on 05/26/09 at 20:27:37:
Im pretty sure Shia Labeouf is taking over the Indy role from what I read and becoming young Indiana Jones. I hope this does not happen after that last epic fail of a Indiana Jones movie, but hollywood is all about raping any and every property it can get it hands on so Im sure it will drain that well dry as well. And its apparently already dry.


Blame George Lucas for killing a good franchise. He was still in his Star Wars -gasm when he made the last Indiana Jones. Apparently he wanted to make it much worse than it was and alot of the actors walked off the set unless he calmed down with his stupid alien ideas. So he got shot down big time but he wanted to bring aliens into the movie regardless. So they met him half way and reworked the script so everyone was happy.


If they keep George Lucas out of the next movie (if there is gonna be another one), it may have a chance.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/27/09 at 20:14:36
I would have been ok with the movie if the aliens had come down in the Millennium Falcon and abducted Harrison Ford.
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Post by SynthR on 05/28/09 at 23:39:18
Ha, I like the Falcon idea only if Billy D could make an appearance somehow.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/29/09 at 00:18:18
Well Lando did own the Millennium Falcon before Han so it could by like a tie in between Star Wars and Jones.

Speaking of the Wars anyone else watched Fanboys? I just got done watching it. Its basically a comedy movie about Star Wars fanboys who travel across the country and try to break in to the Skywalker Ranch to steal a copy of Episode I before its released as the movie is set in 1998. The movie isnt all that funny unless you are a big SW fan as you probably wont get all the references but I somewhat enjoyed it. Of course there are parts with the main characters facing off against Trekkies which is always hilarious. Definitely recommend this movie to Roadie and Magnum.
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Post by magnum on 05/29/09 at 13:32:58
Fanboys huh? I remember hearing something about that. My buddy might've watched it and recomended it to me. He's huge on SW too. I might've missed it because there were probably other movies I went and saw.

Always with you what cannot be done.   :-[
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Post by XIZOR on 05/29/09 at 19:17:46
No Fanboys is out for rent it but I think its a Blockbuster exclusive title. Just came out this week.


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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 05/29/09 at 21:55:20
Against my better judgment I went and seen Angels and Demons last night. I didn't care to see it, I wanted to go to the midnight showing of Drag Me To Hell but the women argued and I gave in and we ended up seeing Angels and Demons

On the plus side... we were the only two in the theater so I was free to do my own Mystery Science Theater style commentary and thus kept myself fairly entertained throughout the picture.

I'm not going to lie here... this is probably the worst movie I've seen this summer (theater wise). The whole thing just reeked of cheese. And not in the good way. From the weird plot involving changing a watch battery in a tube of some kinda shit that I wasn't paying enough attention to know what was. To the fucking parachuting priest jumping out of the helicopter at the end of the movie. To the unnecessary plot twist at the very end. The whole movie was laughable.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/31/09 at 17:11:38
I cant believe no ones brought up Bruno yet although it hasnt been getting to much buzz yet being that its kind of early as the movie comes out sometime in July I think.

Anyways its a movie by Sacha Baron Cohen, the genius behind the best comedy movie ever made BORAT! Its based off of the only remaining character that hasnt had a movie from his hit TV series, a gay character named Bruno. We can just forget Ali G In Da House was ever made. This will probably be comedy of the year by far. I dont find the character of Bruno to be as funny as Borat, and I wish he would just do a sequel to that, although with the popularity of that movie it would be harder this time around. But the movie looks to be exactly like Borat in tone where its just him going around fucking with people and not really having a "script" per se judging by early footage and trailers Ive seen. I will be there on day one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ShQPfCVego
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Post by magnum on 06/01/09 at 14:39:20
Saw Star Treck Saturday. Really good movie.

Glad I listened to you guys!  :)
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Post by Pse7en on 06/01/09 at 15:46:47
Bruno looks good. So does that gamer movie coming out.


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Post by Vanilla Nikki on 06/01/09 at 16:01:36
I have been watching the movie Role Models over and over again ... fucken hilarious!  That boy Ronnie reminds me of the kids I work with LoL!  Anyone else catch this movie?
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Post by XIZOR on 06/01/09 at 17:57:32
Yeah Ive seen Role Models and it was surprisingly funny. Ronnie is by far one of the best parts of that movie.
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Post by magnum on 06/02/09 at 15:04:19
I saw role models too. I thought it was pretty good. Ronnie that little bastard. I'd made him a football after awile.

BTW....I tried looking for R2-D2 in Star Treck but didn't see him. I tried looking but, I was sure I was gonna miss him 1st showing anyway.

Anybody know where he was at?
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Post by NightShade on 06/03/09 at 01:23:22
Recently at the theaters I saw Angels and Demons and Star Trek. A&D was average, Star Trek was pretty good for what it was (but I wasn't "converted" so to speak - I guess I'm just not into that kind of movie in general).

I saw Valkyrie on Blu-Ray and it was pretty good, but the lack of suspense was inevitable. Given the fact that everybody knew the ending I thought it did pretty good with what it had to work with.

I saw Taken too which I thought sucked. Horrible acting, no character development, and ridiculously overboard violence that made even Jack Bauer look half-reasonable.

I also saw Austrailia - I don't know why, the previews looked stupid but the movie was even worse. It was just abysmal in every way. I can't remember the last time I came that close to turning off a movie in the middle of it. And I also found myself rooting for the brutal murder of a child because he was so annoying, and this made me relate to the main villain so my perspective was distorted. But the acting sucked, the plot sucked, the directing sucked, it was too long, and there was no reason for it to have been made.

I saw "Tell No One" on Netflix which was pretty good, though confusing. But in a good way - it was one of those convoluted mystery movies and it did it well.

Saw "Let the Right One In" which was a sweedish love story about an adolescent vampire. It was very strange, but good, and the ending was fucking epic.

Looking forward to the release of Waltz with Bashir on Blu-Ray. I JUST missed it at the theater and I really wanna see it.

For me, the "summer blockbuster" season is one of the worst for movies. I can't wait until Oscar season when the really good movies come out. There were like 6-8 really good movies that came out in like a 3 month span late last year / early this year.
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Post by OutOfOrder on 06/03/09 at 04:00:02
I just saw the new Terminator ... I didn't love it yet I don't really have any complaints about it either. I think I would have enjoyed it more if it was simply about an hour longer actually. the ending was kind of abrubt I thought. I really liked the fact that they took the breif scene from T2 where they showed an adult Conner scanning a ruined world with nightvision binoculars and he had a badass looking scar on his face and they went ahead and showed where it came from. That pleased me greatly. Glad arnie was in it as well. Also I was surprisingly interested in the unknowing prototype Terminator story. It was an interesting idea that skynet was willing to take such a risk to take out John Conner.

yeah Role Models was funny as hell... I enjoyed it alot more than what I was expecting.... and I'll go ahead and admit it that whole pretend medevil battle thing just looks like a stupid good time. I would actually do that.
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Post by Darktooth on 06/07/09 at 04:30:53
The last movie I have watched was Scarface.

Did you know there may be another Scarface movie called ''the son of tony montana''. 8-)
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Post by XIZOR on 06/07/09 at 04:39:40
"SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE SON!"
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Post by PRS-man on 06/07/09 at 16:32:06
Anyone here ever see Fido? Imagine if Disney made a zombie movie.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/07/09 at 17:45:22

wrote on 06/07/09 at 16:32:06:
Anyone here ever see Fido? Imagine if Disney made a zombie movie.


Fido is great! Who wouldn't want a pet zombie? Its one of those movies that's really hard to explain why its good. You're either going to love it or think its stupid. I found it to be a nice little piece of cultural satire. Plus it has Carrie-Anne Moss in it.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/07/09 at 21:06:09
I just finished up watching Gran Torino and all I can say is wow! How did this not win best picture? This is vintage Clint Eastwood right here folks. The just of the story is that Clint's an old veteran of the Korean War, which leaves him with not the brightest outlook on life (and other people). The movie starts out with the death of his wife and the relationship he has with his family (not a pleasant one) You quickly learn that the neighborhood that he lives in has been going "down hill" for a long time now, with gang related activity and such. This is all escalated when a group of foreigners move in next door and bring the violence too close for his comfort. Clint is then forced to take a stand.

What I liked best about the movie is the fact that you really get to see Clint Eastwoods character, this real hard nosed prick, actually embrace and make friends with people from a different culture. He sees the good in them and ends up relating and having more in common with them than his own (spoiled) family.

That and the fact that Clint is a total badass throughout the entire film. At any given time he could pull a gun and tell someone to fuck off.  8-)

Very good movie. Maybe the best one I've seen (on DVD) this year.
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Post by XIZOR on 06/07/09 at 21:45:54
Awesome so Gran Torino is out now? Cause Ive been wanting to see this one or did you just get to check it out early at work.
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XIZOR wrote on 06/07/09 at 21:45:54:
Awesome so Gran Torino is out now? Cause Ive been wanting to see this one or did you just get to check it out early at work.


It comes out on Tuesday. I got my copy from work early.
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Post by XIZOR on 06/12/09 at 22:14:46
I just watched Gran Torino last night and I have to say its definitely fucking awesome. Best comedy of the year by far and its not even supposed to be a comedy. Clint Eastwoods character is the funniest shit Ive seen in a movie in a long time. The parts where he just goes off with his racist comments were worth rewinding a few times. Some of my favorite lines are "Ill blow a hole in your face and then Ill go back in the house. Then Ill sleep like a baby you can count on that." and "I used to stack fucks like you 5 feet high in Korea and use you for sandbags". Go watch this movie.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/14/09 at 22:01:20
Whatever your doing right now stop and go watch "The Hangover" its possibly the funniest movie I think I've seen in years! Every minute of it was pure gold. You can tell the cast was allowed to improve most of there stuff... because there is no way for anyone to write this shit. Its that good. It also a REALLY strong R-Rated film.

The worst part of this film? The fact that it has to end!
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Post by -SCoLD- on 06/14/09 at 22:05:14
If you told me you were drowning...I would not lend a hand.
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Post by XIZOR on 06/14/09 at 22:29:21
I really want to see The Hangover as it looks funny as shit just from the previews. I was kind of waiting for some opinions first. Ive heard a few people talking about how funny it is so Im becoming more inclined to go see it now. I heard quite a bit of talk on the XM comedy stations this weekend about it and these guys know comedy so looks like this might be a win.
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Post by NightShade on 06/15/09 at 00:20:49
Yeah, Hangover is hysterical. See it.
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Post by magnum on 06/15/09 at 14:33:51

-SCoLD- wrote on 06/14/09 at 22:05:14:
If you told me you were drowning...I would not lend a hand.


I seen your face before my freind, but I don't know if you know who I am.

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Post by -SCoLD- on 06/16/09 at 01:41:21
See, I was there and I saw what you did...saw it with my own two eyes.

So you can wipe of that grin, cause I know where you've been.  It's all been a pack of lies!!

I haven't seen a movie in a long time, and since everyone is raving about it, I asked Brandon (Ablaze) if he wanted to go see it, and one of his friends has a bootleg, so this weekend he is going to let me borrow it.  Which is fucking swazzy.
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Post by SynthR on 06/16/09 at 15:27:45
Back on topic. I've seen Yes Man and Outlander recently. Without going into too much detail both movies weren't bad. Jim Carey was typical Jim Carey and Outlander had it's flaws but overall it wasn't bad.
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Post by magnum on 06/16/09 at 15:56:04
:::::::jams drum rolls::::::

I saw Star Treck a couple of weeks ago. That was pretty bad ass.

Waiting on Transformers.
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Post by Pse7en on 06/16/09 at 16:46:18
If you liked Gran Torino and thought Clint Eastwood was funny, you should rent or buy Heart Break Ridge. Its a hilarious without trying to be funny and Clint Eastwood is an awesome drill seargant
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Post by magnum on 06/17/09 at 14:45:54

wrote on 06/16/09 at 16:46:18:
If you liked Gran Torino and thought Clint Eastwood was funny, you should rent or buy Heart Break Ridge. Its a hilarious without trying to be funny and Clint Eastwood is an awesome drill seargant


MODEL "A" FORD AND A TANK FULL OF GAS!!!

HANDFULL OF PUSSY AND A MOUTHFULL OF ASS!!!

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Post by PureNRG on 06/18/09 at 06:21:18
::I can feel it comin in the air tonight.. and I've been waiting for this moment, for all my life::

fuck Phil Collins, Nonpoint's cover blows the original outta the water..

anyway, there were a few movies out and I was wondering if anyone has seen them..

Kyle, this one is you.. The Spirit. I wanna know if this one is good or not, 'cause it looked awesome to me

also, for any Kevin Smith fans here.. Jeff Anderson (the guy that plays Randal Graves from the Clerks movies/cartoons) directed his own movie back around the time Clerks 2 came out called 'Now You Know'.. was wondering if anyone caught this.. ?
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Post by Pse7en on 06/18/09 at 12:40:03

The Dizaster Child wrote on 06/18/09 at 06:21:18:
::I can feel it comin in the air tonight.. and I've been waiting for this moment, for all my life::

fuck Phil Collins, Nonpoint's cover blows the original outta the water..

anyway, there were a few movies out and I was wondering if anyone has seen them..

Kyle, this one is you.. The Spirit. I wanna know if this one is good or not, 'cause it looked awesome to me

also, for any Kevin Smith fans here.. Jeff Anderson (the guy that plays Randal Graves from the Clerks movies/cartoons) directed his own movie back around the time Clerks 2 came out called 'Now You Know'.. was wondering if anyone caught this.. ?


The Spirit sucked. Boring. The only good part is seeing Mendez bare butt.

Clerks was funny as hell. Heck I love all their movies.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/18/09 at 16:43:40

The Dizaster Child wrote on 06/18/09 at 06:21:18:
::I can feel it comin in the air tonight.. and I've been waiting for this moment, for all my life::

fuck Phil Collins, Nonpoint's cover blows the original outta the water..

anyway, there were a few movies out and I was wondering if anyone has seen them..

Kyle, this one is you.. The Spirit. I wanna know if this one is good or not, 'cause it looked awesome to me

also, for any Kevin Smith fans here.. Jeff Anderson (the guy that plays Randal Graves from the Clerks movies/cartoons) directed his own movie back around the time Clerks 2 came out called 'Now You Know'.. was wondering if anyone caught this.. ?



The Spirit is really super extra mega cheesy. But if you're in the mood for a really super extra mega cheesy movie... then check it out, otherwise pass. The film pretty much sucks but it has that certain cheesball aspect to it that I kinda like.

I mean the fucking thing was wrote by Frank Miller and it just reeks of crazy Frank's dialog. So yea. In conclusion:

"I am the goddamn Batman!"
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Post by OutOfOrder on 06/21/09 at 21:49:39
That's kinda cool that Randall...umm I mean Jeff anderson made a movie... I'll have to look into that.

Lately I watched Zach and Mirri make a porno of course the cast in that was most of the Kevin Smith guys I don't fully understand why he always uses the same actors... I mean I like Mewes and the gang and all but it just seems kinda odd to me that after all this time as a Director Keven Smith hasn't really branched out to different actors... but like I said I like the group so it doesn't bother me. Anybody up for a double dutch rudder?

I went and saw "Drag me to hell" the other week too. I found it fucking hilarious. That and it actually did make me jump and cringe quite often. That old gypsy lady was just plain fucking disgusting. They did a good job making her nasty I must say. The only dissapointing thing was the ending. what a stupid way to die.

I'll probably go for Transformers soon too. I don't have high hopes but I don't think I'll not enjoy to some degree at least. As much as I complain about movies being to over the top action wise... I gotta admit I'm a sucker for it just like everyone else.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/21/09 at 23:51:39
How "Evil Dead" was "Drag Me To Hell" ... I'm still pissed off that I got dragged (pun intended) to Angels and motherfucking Demons instead.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/24/09 at 04:27:47
Going to the Midnight Showing of "Transformers 2" .. I'll report back with what I think!
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Post by imakillu... on 06/24/09 at 05:03:50
i hope that record breaking explosion is good
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Post by Roket on 06/24/09 at 07:26:07
I might go see it tomorrow if I can get some people to go. If not Ill just watch it somewhere on the net like usual.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/24/09 at 16:24:29
Holy shit guys. Every theater within reasonable driving range of me was fucking sold out! This is the first time that I've been shut out of a midnight showing completely. Usually if the larger theaters are sold out you can find a smaller one with open seats someplace. No such luck. And by the time we figured that out it was too late to try anyplace that was in un-reasonable driving distance!

Sooooo we're all going to try again today. Thinking of maybe hitting up one of the odd daytime shows. Because who the fuck goes and sees a 2:30 showing?

How were the crowds for you guys?
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Post by -JunioR- on 06/24/09 at 18:12:40
every theatre around me sold out for Transformers 2 as well, i even tried getting tickets well in advance but still sold out lol.  prolly just wait until the buzz dies down a little bit
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Post by XIZOR on 06/24/09 at 22:14:42
Ill see Transformers 2 eventually its just for some reason Im not that excited about it. I know Ill probably like it and its probably pretty decent I just dont really care. I have however been watching Gran Torino constantly. Ive watched that movie 3 times in the last couple weeks. Fucking love it.
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Post by RoaDiE on 06/24/09 at 22:27:48
I saw The Hangover a while ago, didn't really think it was anything special like some critics make it out to be.

Really depth less and shallow humor. Sure there are funny parts, but nothing to make someone burst into tears over.

And I gladly will never see Transformers 2. Can't stand Shia whats his name.



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Post by -JunioR- on 06/24/09 at 23:55:11
shia labuff or however you spell it lol.  yes he is a horrible actor in my opinion, and doesn't deserve the spot in transformers, transformers 2, or the latest indiana jones movie.  he's trying to play roles that don't suit him at all, he needs to stick to soap operas and shitty sitcoms.

and no surprise that there is tons of depth less humor in the hangover ha.
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Post by OutOfOrder on 06/25/09 at 00:20:53
Since when is depthless a word?? no wonder I always lose at scrabble.
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Post by Pse7en on 06/25/09 at 01:26:31
Wow, lots of fucking sites pissed off about how bad Transformers 2 is. I am going to go see it anyways. Why are they all complaining that Megan Fox is half naked half the time. I thought thats what they all wanna see. thats a big reason im going to see it.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/25/09 at 01:45:27

wrote on 06/25/09 at 01:26:31:
Wow, lots of fucking sites pissed off about how bad Transformers 2 is. I am going to go see it anyways. Why are they all complaining that Megan Fox is half naked half the time. I thought thats what they all wanna see. thats a big reason im going to see it.


Movie websites are dumb like that. That is half the reason why I quit visiting them. People hate Transformers because its Michael Bay and its popular. Every one of these big summer popcorn flicks gets reactions like that. The more popular the movie, the more people want to come out and go "that's the stupidest thing I've ever seen".

The Dark Knight is just about the only exception to this rule. You will sometimes run into a few rouge people who hate on it, but you can tell its mostly just to get a rise of out everybody.

As with anything... I always take what critics say very lightly. Go see the movie for yourself and form your own opinion.

Edit:

And check this out, everyone "hated" the movie so much that it pulled in $16 million, making it the 3rd highest midnight opening of all time. With The Dark Knight being number one and Star Wars: Episode III clocked in at number two.
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Post by Pse7en on 06/25/09 at 01:55:47

GrindhouseCinema wrote on 06/25/09 at 01:45:27:

wrote on 06/25/09 at 01:26:31:
Wow, lots of fucking sites pissed off about how bad Transformers 2 is. I am going to go see it anyways. Why are they all complaining that Megan Fox is half naked half the time. I thought thats what they all wanna see. thats a big reason im going to see it.


Movie websites are dumb like that. That is half the reason why I quit visiting them. People hate Transformers because its Michael Bay and its popular. Every one of these big summer popcorn flicks gets reactions like that. The more popular the movie, the more people want to come out and go "that's the stupidest thing I've ever seen".

The Dark Knight is just about the only exception to this rule. You will sometimes run into a few rouge people who hate on it, but you can tell its mostly just to get a rise of out everybody.

As with anything... I always take what critics say very lightly. Go see the movie for yourself and form your own opinion.

Edit:

And check this out, everyone "hated" the movie so much that it pulled in $16 million, making it the 3rd highest midnight opening of all time. With The Dark Knight being number one and Star Wars: Episode III clocked in at number two.



Make no mistake i still plan on watching the movie. Im just pissed they hype this movie so much and then they get dissappointed. Hype is the devil. This is what happens when hyping something up.
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Post by Pse7en on 06/25/09 at 02:04:37
Hahahaha!


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1014759/
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Post by magnum on 06/25/09 at 14:43:22
Be seeing it next week. Less crowded, and not sold out. Well.....maybe not less crowded. There's probably a shit ton of people who are thinking the same as me.

Also, this is something else I find pretty stupid too.

http://www.comcast.net/articles/entertainment-eonline/20090625/b131045/

I mean.....come on yo!! How could a mudfucka not want da hood respected & representin? what what?

Fucking rediculous.
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Post by XIZOR on 06/25/09 at 18:14:28
Wow, that article about the gangsta transformers from "da hood" makes me not want to see the movie at all. That is one of my biggest problems with most movies. I hate when moments of "comic relief" are added to action movies when they dont fucking need to be. Not every movie has to make you laugh. The one that pissed me off in the first Transformers is when Bumble Bee pisses on that one dude. It wasnt fucking funny at all to me.
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Post by Pse7en on 06/25/09 at 18:48:49

XIZOR wrote on 06/25/09 at 18:14:28:
Wow, that article about the gangsta transformers from "da hood" makes me not want to see the movie at all. That is one of my biggest problems with most movies. I hate when moments of "comic relief" are added to action movies when they dont fucking need to be. Not every movie has to make you laugh. The one that pissed me off in the first Transformers is when Bumble Bee pisses on that one dude. It wasnt fucking funny at all to me.



they said thats what killed the movie. All the "funny" points trying to be funny. Too much of it. Good thing Bay decided to stop making the transformers after this one

Watch Uwe Boll gets the rights for it lol
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Post by Roket on 06/25/09 at 21:47:12
watched it, wasn't impressed but I enjoyed the show overall. I thought the gangster robots were terrible.. the worst part there were two of them. One would have sufficed enough.. whatever. They did kick some ass toward the end. Other than that the movie was fine. Loved the random Ice Cream Truck transformer.

Fox on the motorcycle in the beginning of the movie had me going for a minute or two.. :D
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/25/09 at 21:48:47

Roket wrote on 06/25/09 at 21:47:12:
watched it, wasn't impressed but I enjoyed the show overall. I thought the gangster robots were terrible.. the worst part there were two of them. One would have sufficed enough.. whatever. They did kick some ass toward the end. Other than that the movie was fine. Loved the random Ice Cream Truck transformer.

Fox on the motorcycle in the beginning of the movie had me going for a minute or two.. :D


Ice Cream Truck Transformer ... I wonder where they got that idea from  8-)
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Post by PureNRG on 06/26/09 at 05:33:37
haha,  truuue

I'm not one for Megan Fox 'cause I think she's overrated.. but that motorcycle scene from the trailers made my jaw drop hard. my buddy is a Transformers nut, so I'm sure I'll be getting dragged to it sometime in the next week or so.. too bad they killed Jazz in the first one

I read that The Hangover is supposed to be one of the funniest movies to come out in a long time, BTW..

oh, and P7.. if you like Mendez' ass, you should watch We Own The Night. in the first 10 or 20 mins, they show her on a couch topless, in strait up 'finger on the button' mode.. then a lil softcore after that. I dont think she's that hot, but I DEF stopped to watch that scene
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/26/09 at 06:38:36
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZbqQ-aeXO0

With all the talk of these huge summer blockbusters... let us not forget the small indy films that come out. I figured you guys might be able to appreciate this one. It's called Paper Heart

The story is a (fake) documentary about love. There was no script, only a general plot outline, everything you see on there was improved by the actors. The movie stars Michael Cera and his real life girlfriend, whose name totally escapes me, but you will recognize her from the film "Knocked Up"

Looks like an interesting film. Definitely not for everybody, though.
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Post by PureNRG on 06/26/09 at 06:42:57
speaking of Cera, I heard Year One sucks ass.. just what I read

I heard the name and thought it was a muscle car movie at first... disappointing that was
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/27/09 at 22:44:18
Alrighty guys I just got back from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. I'm leaving it with mixed feelings. It had all the elements in place to be a perfect summer movie, lots of cool special effects, lots of huge explosions, and Megan Fox. Though I couldn't help but feel like it just missed the mark.

I was actually fine with the two twin robots that everyone else seems to hate so much. I understand why they were in the film, all the little kids in the audience seemed to love them to death. I think you've got to realize that when you make a movie as big as Transformers you've got to appeal to a lot of different types of audiences. Those two characters were meant for the children in attendance. I'm willing to give them a pass on that one.

What I found more annoying was all the jokes at the start of the film. From the dogs humping, to the mother eating the loaded brownie, that stuff just felt forced. This is supposed to be a Transformers film... not American Pie.

The movie also felt a tad on the long side. I think if they would have cut out some of the extra fluff here and there it could have made a really nice two hour film. Those extra thirty minutes just seemed to hurt the overall experience of the film. Even though the final battle scene, with Optimus Prime becoming Omega Prime, was a lot of fun. I kinda just wanted it to be over with.

Overall I give the movie about a 3.5 out of 5. I liked it. I wanted to like it more. But just couldn't quite get into it as much as the first one.

Also.... how come there hasn't been any really good car chase scenes in either of these two movies yet? Its a movie about cars after all! Why not bust out at least one super-sweet Gone in Sixty Seconds style chase.

Next up we have G.I. Joe ... another movie that I want to like, but I'm just not quite sure about.
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Post by NightShade on 06/28/09 at 04:48:45
Just watched "Waltz with Bashir", finally. Stellar film - it really shows you what incredible things can be accomplished with animation. And it makes me even more mad at Pixar for squandering their talent on these shit movies.

I can't believe so many people want to see Transformers. I get that Megan Fox is hot, but can't you just find video clips of her on the internet or something? I can't imagine they'd let her show anything in a movie for kids anyway.

Has anybody seen "Moon"? I hear it's good but it's not out around here yet.
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Post by XIZOR on 06/28/09 at 05:41:40
Yeah, Im tired of everyone talking about Megan Fox when they talk about Transformers 2. Who the fuck cares if shes hot? What does that do for a movie about cool ass fucking robots from another planet that kick ass and transform? If thats one of the only main points anyone can bring up when talking about Transformers 2 then the movie is obviously shit. Sure shes hot but who fucking cares? Im not paying 10 dollars to see Megan Fox.

The reason Im not watching it until it comes out for rent is because I dont care that Bay tried to make it a comedy. Same with the first one. I did laugh at some parts but from what Ive heard of the second one it seems the forced comedy is just way to much and between my real life friends and people on TMA Transformers 2 seems like a pass in theaters if not completely.

I read today that Robert Rodriguez just acquired the rights to the Predator franchise. Hey says he wants to "redo" it and make it better. Now, I dont like people fucking with my Aliens and Predator franchises. I had the highest hopes for AVP and while the first one I thought was a good starting point the second movie was complete fucking garbage. I hope they are done with that because I cant put myself through another one.

I dont think anyone needs to fuck with Predator. The Predator race itself and their way of life is cool enough so there is no need to fuck with all that but I do think you could make better Predator movies. Especially something better than 2. I would enjoy someone delving more into the Predators themselves as a character(s) in the movies. In every movie the predators just always seem like this soulless, heartless, brainless aliens that just want to kill everything and everyone when its far more than that.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/28/09 at 06:04:58
If anyone is going to fuck with The Predator series .... Robert Rodriguez is the person that I'd leave in charge of it. Then again between him and Quentin Tarantino I think they could cover just about anything.

I went and watched 'The Hangover" again for the 2nd time tonight. The movie is even better the second time around. Just can't get enough of it! I still suggest everyone goes and watches it.
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Post by XIZOR on 06/28/09 at 06:54:13
I just think someone should take the Predator movies away from the whole lets make the Predator like a character in a horror movie where he just mindlessly kills everyone for no reason what-so-ever, and instead develop one as a character or at least explain why the Predators kill and do what they do. Delve into the mythos some more.

Robert R. is known for his horror or zombie type flicks so I dont see him doing much else with the Predator franchise other than just continuing to make Predators seem like "scary" alien killers.

Im just getting tired of no one coming up with anything original of worth anymore. All movies are now-a-days are just hollywood raping some already established property. I mean, look at what the "hot" summer movies are. Star Trek, Transformers, Wolverine, GI Joe, Terminator. Cant anyone come up with something original and cool anymore?

I just wish people would quit fucking with shit that I like.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/28/09 at 18:13:54
It sucks but when people come up with original ideas nobody goes and watches them. Stuff like Cloverfield was the most fun I've had with a movie in a long time. Following all that viral stuff on the internet was a blast. It seemed like ever day there was some new website or whatever popping up. Cloverfield has this huge backstory that it seems like nobody knows because it wasn't really discussed in the film.

Unfortunately the movie making business is just that, a business. Established properties are going to make the easiest money because they've already got a built in install base of fans.

There are plenty of cool movies out there, you just have to look for them. For every big budget horror movie remake (stuff like the new Friday the 13th or Rob Zombies Halloween) there is about 10.... I don't want to call them indy, but we'll just settle with "lesser known" horror films that come out that get none of the hype but are usually better. Stuff like Donkey Punch, Midnight Meat Train, Shuttle, Splinter, Hatchet, and Time Crimes

If you are looking for something cool to follow there is a movie called "The House of the Devil that was written, directed, produced, and edited by a guy that is going to become "the next big name" in horror called Ti West. The movie is still TBA in terms of a release date, I would assume it will have a very limited theatrical run before it hits DVD. Anyhow here is the trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjcaKK43i3c



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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 07/03/09 at 01:27:19
The latest on the rumor mill is that Sony is going to be gearing up to do another "Resident Evil" film. With a tentative release date of late 2010. Why. I've no fucking idea. I hated the last Resident Evil film about as much as my last girlfriend. Goddamn slut.

What was I talking about? That's right. Resident Evil. I'm sure the movie will fucking suck regardless. I don't understand how they fucked up a series of films that had such a workable source material. Zombies are not this difficult.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/03/09 at 01:30:00
Never seen a RE movie and never will.
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Post by PureNRG on 07/03/09 at 08:41:06
and if you're a fan of the games, dont bother... they managed to take an easily-transitionable movie into something that will make you scratch your head and be like, how the fuck did that happen? the only thing the movies share with the games are the zombies.. and they TRIED to squeeze in the STARS team in the second movie to appeal to the game's fans.. and failed

I went and saw Transformers last weekend. it was pretty cool, I thought.. and the 2 hip bots werent nearly as bad as I anticipated either (the 2 ice cream truck transformers were them before they got the new scans). the shitty part was that the fire alarm went off just as Prime tirned into Omega or Magmus or whatever.. so I got a free pass to come back. I might just use it to see The Taking of Pelham 123... dunno yet
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Post by XIZOR on 07/03/09 at 09:37:44
Even worse than another RE movie is Universal recently winning the rights in a supposed "four studio bidding war" for Asteroids. Yes, you read that right. Someone is going to make a movie based on Asteroids. A game where you spin around in a triangular ship blasting...asteroids.

http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/07/01/universal-to-make-asteroids-movie/
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Post by NightShade on 07/03/09 at 09:46:28

XIZOR wrote on 07/03/09 at 09:37:44:
Even worse than another RE movie is Universal recently winning the rights in a supposed "four studio bidding war" for Asteroids. Yes, you read that right. Someone is going to make a movie based on Asteroids. A game where you spin around in a triangular ship blasting...asteroids.

http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/07/01/universal-to-make-asteroids-movie/


I wish studio executives would actually make movies based on games that actually had good storylines. Or at least some storyline at all.

It's ridiculous that we see stuff like this but the truly epic story-driven franchises never make it to the big screen (MGS, StarCraft, GTA, to name a few). I know a lot of developers are really picky about scripts and who can make a movie based on their game, and rightfully so, but it seems like after this amount of time SOMEBODY would have figured it out.

Get a GOOD screenwriter to write a GOOD screenplay for a movie based on a GOOD story-driven game. Then get a GOOD director to direct it.
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Post by magnum on 07/03/09 at 15:28:35

XIZOR wrote on 07/03/09 at 09:37:44:
Even worse than another RE movie is Universal recently winning the rights in a supposed "four studio bidding war" for Asteroids. Yes, you read that right. Someone is going to make a movie based on Asteroids. A game where you spin around in a triangular ship blasting...asteroids.

http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/07/01/universal-to-make-asteroids-movie/


Holy fuck. Millions spent to make this film? Are you kidding me?

Why don't we just take that money and just make a bonfire with it? It'd be more productive.

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Post by XIZOR on 07/03/09 at 19:51:46

NightShade wrote on 07/03/09 at 09:46:28:

XIZOR wrote on 07/03/09 at 09:37:44:
Even worse than another RE movie is Universal recently winning the rights in a supposed "four studio bidding war" for Asteroids. Yes, you read that right. Someone is going to make a movie based on Asteroids. A game where you spin around in a triangular ship blasting...asteroids.

http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/07/01/universal-to-make-asteroids-movie/


I wish studio executives would actually make movies based on games that actually had good storylines. Or at least some storyline at all.

It's ridiculous that we see stuff like this but the truly epic story-driven franchises never make it to the big screen (MGS, StarCraft, GTA, to name a few). I know a lot of developers are really picky about scripts and who can make a movie based on their game, and rightfully so, but it seems like after this amount of time SOMEBODY would have figured it out.

Get a GOOD screenwriter to write a GOOD screenplay for a movie based on a GOOD story-driven game. Then get a GOOD director to direct it.


I completely agree, but at the same time, due to all thats happened over the last 5 years or more in hollywood with movies of everything I ever thought would be completely awesome or loved growing up being made into epic failures, I dont want anyone touching anything that I like anymore, especially video games.

There are quite a few video games with "good" story lines being made into movies right now like Bioshock, Gears of War, God of War, and many many more, but Im just starting to think that it cant be done right. And I think they movies themselves would have to be longer. You arent going to fit a Bioshock story line into a 2 hour movie with everything else that needs to be included like action and whatnot.

It seems the people who write the scripts for all these big budget hollywood rape fests of everything cool, seem to think the idea is to take as many liberties as possible and make the story line whatever the hell they want and change whatever the hell they want as if the story lines in place arent good enough and wont attract enough of an audience. I mean, Bioshock or Halo have sold millions of copies, and not all of that is due to the story line, but its apparent that the story in place is already good enough so why fuck with it? I dont understand this mentality, or maybe I do I just dont agree with it, of things needing to be changed in order to appeal to the masses. What is wrong with the original story lines to the point that normal people wont get or like it?

The movie that always comes to mind when I ponder this subject is the Doom movie. Terrible. But instead of having demons that spawn from portals to Hell, which was pretty much the most significant part of the games, in the movie instead the monsters were a product of some virus or something. Why was there a need to change that one aspect? That is only one example.

If we are strictly talking about story lines in game movies then thats one topic, but beyond that there are countless things that need to be done for a game movie to hit the mark, and thats a whole other beast to talk about.
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Post by NightShade on 07/04/09 at 00:08:32

XIZOR wrote on 07/03/09 at 19:51:46:
I completely agree, but at the same time, due to all thats happened over the last 5 years or more in hollywood with movies of everything I ever thought would be completely awesome or loved growing up being made into epic failures, I dont want anyone touching anything that I like anymore, especially video games.

There are quite a few video games with "good" story lines being made into movies right now like Bioshock, Gears of War, God of War, and many many more, but Im just starting to think that it cant be done right. And I think they movies themselves would have to be longer. You arent going to fit a Bioshock story line into a 2 hour movie with everything else that needs to be included like action and whatnot.

It seems the people who write the scripts for all these big budget hollywood rape fests of everything cool, seem to think the idea is to take as many liberties as possible and make the story line whatever the hell they want and change whatever the hell they want as if the story lines in place arent good enough and wont attract enough of an audience. I mean, Bioshock or Halo have sold millions of copies, and not all of that is due to the story line, but its apparent that the story in place is already good enough so why fuck with it? I dont understand this mentality, or maybe I do I just dont agree with it, of things needing to be changed in order to appeal to the masses. What is wrong with the original story lines to the point that normal people wont get or like it?

The movie that always comes to mind when I ponder this subject is the Doom movie. Terrible. But instead of having demons that spawn from portals to Hell, which was pretty much the most significant part of the games, in the movie instead the monsters were a product of some virus or something. Why was there a need to change that one aspect? That is only one example.

If we are strictly talking about story lines in game movies then thats one topic, but beyond that there are countless things that need to be done for a game movie to hit the mark, and thats a whole other beast to talk about.


Yeah, it's the combination of a good story based game AND a good script AND a good director. I don't know who wrote the scripts and/or who is directing those movies you mentioned, but I suspect they aren't academy award winners.
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Post by magnum on 07/04/09 at 16:19:56
Xizor got that right. Changing one little aspect in a movie for a game is huge.

RE was awesome for that. Nothing but WTF? I could understand the script in RE1 (game) was cheeze but come on man. They at least couldn't go by the story at least?

That's why I hope they don't do MGS, Halo, Gears, or any other blockbuster game as a movie. Unless CG with original voice cast. That's the only way to assure a more authentic game movie.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 07/04/09 at 17:43:26
I've always said that Silent Hill was one of the best game adaptations. Now I'm not super familiar with all the Silent Hill origins so I can't tell you exactly what they changed from the games to the movie. But I can tell you that cinematically speaking the movie was spot on fucking awesome (technically term)

As for other (good) video game movies. The first Mortal Kombat I've always liked. Yes it is cheesy, yes the special effects suck, and yes the sequel was horrendously bad. Despite all of that I like it.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/04/09 at 19:01:37

Magnum wrote on 07/04/09 at 16:19:56:
That's why I hope they don't do MGS, Halo, Gears, or any other blockbuster game as a movie. Unless CG with original voice cast. That's the only way to assure a more authentic game movie.


Yeah, thats pretty much what Ive always thought as well. I would enjoy a Halo movie or Bioshock movie that was done with CG and original voice actors instead of real life actors. I mean, they are going to end up using a ton of special effects anyways so why not cut out the long process of all the other shit. It would basically be the like the cinematics in the game just without the gameplay.

Another idea Ive had that I dont think anyone has really done is use a game engine to make movies. I know people already make like in game movies with some games like Halo, but Id like to see a top notch game engine used to make a full movie. Could be cool, I dont know.

I also thought the Silent Hill movie was pretty faithful to the games although it wasnt uber exciting to watch. And the first Mortal Kombat is the shit.
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Post by NightShade on 07/05/09 at 00:47:33
I watched "Moon" last night - great fucking movie. I haven't seen a GOOD sci-fi movie in years, so it was really refreshing to see one. It was original, well directed, well acted, and just all around awesome.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/05/09 at 03:28:20
This "Moon" looks to be right up my alley. I havent even heard of it. To bad its not playing anywhere around me. Guess Ill have to wait til it comes out on DVD.
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Post by PureNRG on 07/05/09 at 21:20:11
the shitty thing about the Resident Evil movie was that they had the game's original writers in the studio, inking a script.. and supposedly, in an interview with said writers, it was a full transition from game to movie, with a lil added pre-story that detailed the creation of the mansion, and talked about the ppl responsible for the T-Virus... but either the original director was fired or he just got stupid, and fired the writers and tore up the script.. then brought in new guys who obviously dont know shit about the games

and the Silent Hill movie was off, but not nearly as bad as RE. like how the girl's name was Sharon in the movie.. but her name is Cheryl in the game. and it was her father who brought her to Silent Hill, not her mom. and lastly, it wasnt a crazy church cult who burned her for being a witch.. it was her birth mother who burned her alive 'cause she was the head of a cult who believed the girl had God in her womb, and they wanted to set God free.. with the mother having other motives of taking God's power for herself
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Post by XIZOR on 07/11/09 at 01:01:50
Went and watched Bruno today. Pretty funny overall but not quite as good as Borat, although I didnt expect it to be so I wasnt really disappointed. At first I had my doubts as the movie is a little more staged or scripted than Borat was, although mostly just towards the beginning, and I wasnt laughing my ass off right away, but once it gets going its pretty funny. There were a few times when I thought the movie, or Sasha himself, didnt capitalize on a great situation and make it more funny that it was but maybe it was just the editing. The movie really shines when its completely random shit with "Bruno" just doing outrageous or shocking things, and there are plenty, to get a reaction out of people. The fun is in seeing people reactions. Like in Borat, its about having situations where you can just let people pretty much make an ass of themselves that makes the movie funny.

Overall I was pretty satisfied with Bruno and came away with many moments I wont soon forget that made me laugh. While I dont think it has the same level of shock value, humor, and freshness as Borat did when it first came out, its still a solid comedy and there arent many movies like this that dont completely rely on scripted canned boring humor. I dont think people are going to be quoting Bruno like they did Borat but its definitely worth your time.

I did find one thing odd about Bruno the character though. He looks really familiar for some reason. Kind of like.....ROADIE!




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Post by PureNRG on 07/11/09 at 06:25:51
if thats Roadie.. why does he look like he's 12?
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Post by XIZOR on 07/11/09 at 12:44:02
Because he doesnt look like the entire band Korn rolled into one.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 07/11/09 at 12:58:39
You mean Korn meets Flock of Seagulls.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/11/09 at 13:25:33
If you mean a gay version of Korn all rolled into one giant ball of suck, fuck, and stupidity then yes.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 07/11/09 at 14:05:05
In that case, you mean Korn meats Flock of Seagulls.
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Post by magnum on 07/11/09 at 17:29:23
Wow.

Hi Road!!!  :o
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 07/11/09 at 17:57:23
Ryan Reynolds Lands Green Lantern!  

Warner Bros. Pictures has hired X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Proposal star Ryan Reynolds to play the title role in the anticipated Green Lantern, scheduled for a June 17, 2011 release.

Based on the DC Comics hero, the action-adventure will be directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, GoldenEye) and produced by Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti. Berlanti wrote the script with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green.

The Hollywood trades say that Reynolds and his camp entered negotiations for the part Friday, after the studio held two rounds of screen tests, along with actors Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto. Justin Timberlake also did a screen test. The studio had holding options on the actors, but, except for Reynolds, those expired Monday. Reynolds' option would have expired end of day Friday.

Production is expected to begin in January.


From Marvel to DC ... this makes Ryan Reynolds just about the luckiest guy on the planet. I think it also helps give him a little leverage to set FOX straight on the Deadpool movie.
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Post by magnum on 07/12/09 at 15:37:45
"From Marvel to DC ... this makes Ryan Reynolds just about the luckiest guy on the planet. I think it also helps give him a little leverage to set FOX straight on the Deadpool movie."

Yea. Instead of making him some retarted "everything" mutant that can't talk.

How the fuck can you make Deadpool mute??????
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Post by -SCoLD- on 07/13/09 at 01:56:47
I would say being married to Scarlett Johansson makes him pretty damn lucky.  They'll probably fix Deadpool though sometime before 2011, especially if everyone keeps hating on it like they are doing.

I seen Transformers 2 while I was in PA, by the way.  Everyone was spot on, The Twins were horrible, the movie was long and boring except for the usual transformer parts and Megan Fox.  The "You have underestimated my sneakiness" guy's character lacked any redeeming quality IMO at all, and I think I would have liked it better if they had cut some of the BS and made it an 1.5 hour movie instead.

Also the car chase scene as suggested is very obvious because the chase scene in the movie is very unflattering.
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Post by SynthR on 07/13/09 at 04:01:42
I saw Transformers last thursday. Fuck man. I can't say anything that hasn't been already said. Jesus christ.
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Post by DeathStrikesBack on 07/13/09 at 09:10:58
I recorded Event Horizon to my DVR.
Yep.

oh, and I saw Speed Racer and Horton Hears A Who.

fuck you guys and your good movies.
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Post by Vanilla Nikki on 07/13/09 at 17:27:06
I finally got around to watching El Orfanato (The Orphanage) ... It is really good ... really really good.  Anyone see it?
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Post by SynthR on 07/13/09 at 19:24:57
Yea I enjoyed the Orphanage for what it was. Pan's Labyrinth wasn't bad either. Del Toro's costuming and character designs are always top notch just like in Hellboy.
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Post by Pse7en on 07/13/09 at 20:26:44
I loved Pans Labrynth. And I think Del toro is doing The Hobbit movie.

The Dead Space animated movie was very entertaining.
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Post by RoaDiE on 07/14/09 at 00:41:22
Saw Bruno last night. Liked it a lot. Very similar archetype plot to Borat is my biggest complaint overall.

Ive always preferred Bruno > Ali-G > Borat so its no shock I liked this better than I did Borat movie.
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Post by NightShade on 07/14/09 at 01:04:08

SynthR wrote on 07/13/09 at 19:24:57:
Yea I enjoyed the Orphanage for what it was. Pan's Labyrinth wasn't bad either. Del Toro's costuming and character designs are always top notch just like in Hellboy.


Yeah, Pan's Laybrinth was really good. I was really excited to see what Del Toro did next but he went right back to that summer blockbuster crap with Hellboy. Lame.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 07/14/09 at 02:55:19

NightShade wrote on 07/14/09 at 01:04:08:

SynthR wrote on 07/13/09 at 19:24:57:
Yea I enjoyed the Orphanage for what it was. Pan's Labyrinth wasn't bad either. Del Toro's costuming and character designs are always top notch just like in Hellboy.


Yeah, Pan's Laybrinth was really good. I was really excited to see what Del Toro did next but he went right back to that summer blockbuster crap with Hellboy. Lame.


Hey Hellboy II was fucking awesome. I dunno what you're talking about!
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Post by NightShade on 07/14/09 at 04:56:16

GrindhouseCinema wrote on 07/14/09 at 02:55:19:
Hey Hellboy II was fucking awesome. I dunno what you're talking about!


Are you denying that it was a popcorn movie? My problem is with Pan's Labyrinth he proved he could do much more than that but he regressed back into it anyway.

And for the record, I did actually see it, and I think it sucked.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/14/09 at 05:00:54
I thought Pan's Labyrinth was pretty boring aside from Del Toros creature and costume design. I dont really see why everyone thinks that movie is so good, but whatever. Del Toro is the ONLY reason I watched Hellboy 2. Those movies would be alright if Hellboy didnt say the corniest fucking lines every five seconds.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 07/15/09 at 00:21:13
That's what makes Hellboy Hellboy ... the fact that he does say such cheesy one liners all the time. I think he is such a cool on screen character.  I loved the first movie to death, and you can pretty much thank Del Toros success for being the reason that we even got a second film.

On another note... going to see the latest Harry Potter film at midnight tonight. I've not seen any of the other films so coming into a series that is at like what... fucking part six or something, should be interesting. This time around its not so much the film ... as it is just simply going out with friends.

Having learned a lesson from Transformers .... we picked up our tickets early today. So I'm all set. Going to "camp out" in front of the theater at eleven tonight.
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Post by Roket on 07/15/09 at 04:48:26
Im probably going to see the Harry Potter film tomorrow or something during the week at least.
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Post by PureNRG on 07/15/09 at 04:54:08
damn, what the hell did I do to you assholes  :-?

I too liked Hellboy and his corny-ass one-liners. its almost like saying Evil Dead was gay 'cause of the shit Bruce Campbell would spit out.. or hell, even Deadpool for that matter

just a heads-up.. avoid the movie 'Knock Knock' at all costs. if you see it in the $5 bin at WalMart, just walk on by and dont look twice. it looks cool enough with a 3D sleeve-over case, but its so stupid, it goes right on by funny-corny into just plain dumb. and the only set of tits they show are ugly  >:(

I watched The Gift tonight, too.. Katie Holmes actually used to be hot ::shrugs::  but it was just like every other psychic-predicts-a-murder movie, so it was pretty boring
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Post by XIZOR on 07/15/09 at 08:06:57
I think I just discovered the best short film ever made. Its called Treevenge.

Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCcTGdw0FGI

Full feature here.

http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/beware-the-furious-foliage-its-jason-eiseners-treevenge/

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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 07/15/09 at 09:03:28
Like I said before, I had no real interest in going to see a Harry Potter film. I've not read any of the books nor seen any of the prior films. What can I say... it felt really long and drawn out. The special effects were rather lacking [with the exception of the fire bit at the very end] otherwise the rest of them just looked too CGI for my taste. Especially the bridge falling at the beginning of the flick.

What can I say... I pretty much knew I was going to hate the movie going into it. I only went because a group of my friends were going. So that aspect was fun. I also meet this really sweet chick tonight, who I've known of but have never really known. If that makes since. I knew we were going to hit it right off the bat when she complemented the fact that I was wearing Leopard Print Shoes and a Purple Tux Top to a movie ... and joined in with me in doing our own "Mystery Science Theater" track towards the end of the movie. Have I meet my future wife?

Otherwise the movie was pretty faggish.
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Post by Roket on 07/15/09 at 13:03:09
I dont understand why you would see the movie unless you were a fan. It is a total waste of time otherwise. Sweet it paid off with the chick, good luck I guess? I'll rate the movie threw the eyes of a fan after I see it tomorrow. I probably wouldn't go see it if I didn't find my $5 giftcard while moving.. heh.. I'm a poor son of a bitch with no job.


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Post by SynthR on 07/15/09 at 15:19:53
LMAO J-Roc is in Treevenge! hahaha
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Post by Pse7en on 07/15/09 at 15:27:52
Has no one else seen the Dead space animated movie?
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Post by XIZOR on 07/15/09 at 17:27:11

wrote on 07/15/09 at 15:27:52:
Has no one else seen the Dead space animated movie?


I have. I thought it was ok. Not to bad. I watched it when it first came out and before I played the game.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 07/15/09 at 17:36:10

Roket wrote on 07/15/09 at 13:03:09:
I dont understand why you would see the movie unless you were a fan. It is a total waste of time otherwise. Sweet it paid off with the chick, good luck I guess? I'll rate the movie threw the eyes of a fan after I see it tomorrow. I probably wouldn't go see it if I didn't find my $5 giftcard while moving.. heh.. I'm a poor son of a bitch with no job.


Like I said before. The only reason I went is because pretty much all my friends were going along. Midnight showings are inherently fun anyway. Even though I had no real interest in the movie it was more of the fact that I wanted to go out with people tonight.

I forgot to mention. There is a preview for the new Twilight film. Everyone in the theater went nuts when it hit the screen .... except all of us. Who booed loudly and proclaimed them to be "pussy vampires"  8-)
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Post by XIZOR on 07/15/09 at 22:28:32
"I forgot to mention. There is a preview for the new Twilight film. Everyone in the theater went nuts when it hit the screen .... except all of us. Who booed loudly and proclaimed them to be "pussy vampires"

Nice. I dont know why everyone went crazy over Twilight. To me it just looked like, well, a "pussy vampire" movie.
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Post by Roket on 07/16/09 at 09:39:00
k got to see the Potter film today and I was impressed they didn't fuck this one up too bad. There was a lot of important stuff missing from the book - mainly politics but I won't bore you guys on that. They added clips to the movie too, like the one in the middle of the movie where the Burrow (the Weasley's home) burned down. The part where Dumbledore dies is played out oddly, there seems like there should be a lot more. They left out the funeral which sort of upset me. For a lot of Potter fans it was really important to say their good byes. Overall I liked the movie and will see it again if I get a chance.

just one more Potter film for everyone to endure!
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Post by -SCoLD- on 07/16/09 at 22:20:54
Never seen or read a Potter film/book, but is the girl wizard old enough to fuck legally yet?  I know Potter went naked all over New York so I think that it's a really good possibility.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/16/09 at 22:42:42
Im pretty sure I posted this a long time ago but its appropriate again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-xycfZzbyE
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Post by magnum on 07/17/09 at 14:43:29
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson (born 15 April 1990)

Yea. She's legal. Not a bad bit of shaggin I'd do to her too.

I remember that vid. LMAO again.

I'm gonna wind up seeing it sometime in the next 2 weeks. Getting tired of over crowded movie theaters on opening day. Nothing but a bunch of fucking douche bags who don't STFU or shut thier damn phones off.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/17/09 at 20:49:22
I saw this on Jimmy Falon last night. I thought it was pretty funny. Its Jimmy doing Robert Patterson, the fag from twilight, vs. Daniel Radcliffe, the fag from Harry Potter.

http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/blogs/2009/07/robert-pattinson-v-daniel-radcliffe/
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Post by SynthR on 07/17/09 at 21:20:35
Jimmy Falon is not funny.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/17/09 at 23:45:00
Yeah, hes generally not funny at all.

Anyone interested in that Blood: The Last Vampire movie? I thought it looked kinda cool. One of the only japanese movies thats come over here in a while. Didnt know if anyone had seen it.  
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Post by SynthR on 07/18/09 at 15:25:38
I've seen the anime and didn't like it. Not sure if I would watch the live action version either.
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Post by PureNRG on 07/19/09 at 03:06:11
my sister showed me a preview for the Blood movie.. I thought it looked cool, but I find it harder and harder to get excited about movies anymore with the exception of the Marvel movies, or good disaster movies. even car movies nowadays arent worth it anymore...

yea Kyle, I'd have saved the $10 and got a used game or a hooker. but if you met your future ex-wife, then maybe it was worth the price of admission :)
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Post by Vanilla Nikki on 07/20/09 at 16:44:59

Alright I finally forced myself to see the movie El Padrino: The Latin Godfather ... I have to say that I am surprised at the big named actors in such a movie.  First off ... Jennifer Tilly speaking broken spanish ... fucken hilarious!  Her character ... damn.  There was one part in the movie that caught me by surprise; Jennifer Tilly's character was fucking this big time drug lord.  While she was riding him he started to pull out a gun from under the pillow ... she was already pulling out a blade from her hair ... she slit his throat ... and continued to fuck him to until she had an orgasm.  She then told his dead body that he fucks better dead.  I am still speechless about the scene LoL!  If you have nothing else to watch ... I recommend this movie ... its low budget status had me cracking up.  And Jennifer Tilly puts a whole new meaning to slllloooooowwwww riiiiiiidddddeee.

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Post by XIZOR on 07/20/09 at 18:28:37
I watched Knowing the other day but it wasnt all that great. Not that I expected it to be. My girlfriend wanted to see it so I had to watch it.

I tried to watch Push but the first time I fell asleep and the second time I just fuck this shit. The movie seemed incredibly pointless and boring and I didnt really care for any of the actors or actresses. At first I thought cool, this will be like Heroes or something, but no, its just a wanna-be rip off of Heroes only it sucks hairy ball sacks. Some of the powers are just lame and even the cool ones arent portrayed very well.

I also watched the first part of Che. It stars Benicio Del Toro as the legendary "Che" Guevara who was led by Fidel Castro in the rebel movement back in the 1950's to free Cuba from its dictatorship. Its a pretty good movie/history lesson,so far, all rolled into one. Gotta get the second part and finish watching it.

And WATCHMEN TOMORROW!
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Cannot wait for Watchmen. Its the directors cut. I think another 30 mins of movie time.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 07/20/09 at 21:01:56
The Watchmen Blu-Ray has a very cool special feature that is basically an interactive Directors Commentary Track. With this option on, director Zach Snyder did a run of the film where he literally was able to pause it, rewind sections, zoom in, and walk in front of the camera and point things out. It's going to be a very cool experience.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 07/20/09 at 21:06:01
I want to see some cool Blu Ray 2.0 shit.  I have yet to see that be useful...EVER.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/20/09 at 21:55:46
I should pick up Watchmen on Blu-Ray tomorrow since I have this PS3, but then I wouldnt be able to watch it when I give it back. I dont know if that would be a smart purchase on my part. Im torn.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 07/20/09 at 22:40:39
You and Natalie Imbruglia.

If you are going to buy a PS3 this year (for sure), and you are going to buy Watchmen anyway, it might be a good purchase.  Or buy SARPBC instead and save Watchmen for later.
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Post by Pse7en on 07/20/09 at 23:02:20
There is an even bigger Blu-Ray version of watchmen coming out in the coming months. Called the Ultimate Edition

http://www.watchmencomicmovie.com/051109-watchmen-dvd-release-facebook.php

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Disc_Announcements/Warner_Brothers/Watchmen:_Ultimate_Collectors_Edition_Blu-ray_in_December/3030

I say rent the blu ray version now or get the DVD version now, and maybe when the ultimate edition comes out, you will have either a ps3 or a blu ray player and youll be happier you waited to buy the blue ray version.

I say Xizor, wait and get the better version. Thats what im gonna do
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Ill probably just rent Watchmen on Blu-Ray tomorrow and actually buy it later. Seems the smart thing to do at the moment as I dont have a lot of cash.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/23/09 at 18:05:51
I ended up renting Watchmen on Blu-Ray and I have to say after watching the Watchmen again (see what I did there? IM watching the Watchmen! LOLzEr!!1!) thats just a fucking good movie in every way. I like it better than The Dark Knight honestly. Its one of those rare movies that I actually want to own and watch repeatedly.
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Post by PureNRG on 07/25/09 at 06:50:32

wrote on 07/20/09 at 23:02:20:
There is an even bigger Blu-Ray version of watchmen coming out in the coming months. Called the Ultimate Edition

http://www.watchmencomicmovie.com/051109-watchmen-dvd-release-facebook.php

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/news/show/Disc_Announcements/Warner_Brothers/Watchmen:_Ultimate_Collectors_Edition_Blu-ray_in_December/3030

I say rent the blu ray version now or get the DVD version now, and maybe when the ultimate edition comes out, you will have either a ps3 or a blu ray player and youll be happier you waited to buy the blue ray version.

I say Xizor, wait and get the better version. Thats what im gonna do


I almost always wait when movies are released 'cause they always wait til later to release the good shit and make money off of those die-hards who alreadt bought in the first time around. I like buying the ones with extended cuts 'cause usually when I like a movie, I always say it coulda been longer

it took YRS for them to release an extended director's cut of Gone In 60 Seconds, but I'm glad I waited 'cause it was wel-worth it.. an extra 30 mins of screen time and a longer chase sequence with Eleanor :)

since you guys never shut up about The Watchmen, I been dying for this to hit dvd and blu-ray... it better be good ::shakes fists::

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Post by XIZOR on 07/26/09 at 19:23:08
Anyone else excited about District 9? I really want to see this one. This was supposed to be the Halo movie before things fell apart, or more to the point, these were the people supposed to be involved in the Halo movie: Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp.

This just in. Watchemen is still the shit.
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Post by NightShade on 07/27/09 at 01:11:26

XIZOR wrote on 07/26/09 at 19:23:08:
Anyone else excited about District 9? I really want to see this one. This was supposed to be the Halo movie before things fell apart, or more to the point, these were the people supposed to be involved in the Halo movie: Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp.

This just in. Watchemen is still the shit.


Yeah, I definitely want to see it. It reminds me of Half-Life actually.

Anyhoo, I saw Hurt Locker the other day and it's excellent. Highly reccommended.

I'll probably add Watchmen to Netflix in the next few days to see what all the fuss is about.
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Post by Pse7en on 07/27/09 at 01:58:52

NightShade wrote on 07/27/09 at 01:11:26:

XIZOR wrote on 07/26/09 at 19:23:08:
Anyone else excited about District 9? I really want to see this one. This was supposed to be the Halo movie before things fell apart, or more to the point, these were the people supposed to be involved in the Halo movie: Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp.

This just in. Watchemen is still the shit.


Yeah, I definitely want to see it. It reminds me of Half-Life actually.

Anyhoo, I saw Hurt Locker the other day and it's excellent. Highly reccommended.

I'll probably add Watchmen to Netflix in the next few days to see what all the fuss is about.



Yea district 9 looks like a good movie

I am reading more and more about the GeOW movie. Hope they dont fuck this one up.
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Post by PureNRG on 07/28/09 at 04:16:57
D9 looks awesome, but it seems odd the guy who did it did Lord of the Rings too.. guess he's cashing in on all the nerds :)

a friend of mine bought these 2 Watchmen dvds.. one is 'Tales of the Black Freighter'/'Under The Hood', which I guess are a couple spin-offs from the movie/novels.. and he bought the limited-animation graphic novel. both of these are completely bad-ass.. the Black Freighter short film reminds me alot of Akira  or Bladerunner from back in the day (old skool anime), with its sick animations and eerie storyline.. a good buy for you in-depth fans
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Post by NightShade on 07/28/09 at 04:22:51

The Dizaster Child wrote on 07/28/09 at 04:16:57:
D9 looks awesome, but it seems odd the guy who did it did Lord of the Rings too.. guess he's cashing in on all the nerds :)


He's producing, not directing (i.e. "Here, have this money to make a movie")
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Post by PureNRG on 07/28/09 at 04:41:31
oh, I thought it said 'directed by'... MY B, Y'ALL
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 07/29/09 at 00:00:46
Peter Jackson did direct the movie Braindead (Dead Alive) so honestly its not that surprising to see him fund a movie like D9. He's also a producer for the Halo film as well.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/29/09 at 18:24:09
Well I think the Halo film is all but dead now. Theres just been way to much bullshit surrounding it for far to long. Its become almost like Duke Nukem Forever.  Bungie has the final say so in anything Halo and no one seems to want to direct the movie. Probably because if whoever does it fucks it up they will get lynched and blacklisted from making movies ever again.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 07/29/09 at 22:11:36

XIZOR wrote on 07/29/09 at 18:24:09:
Well I think the Halo film is all but dead now. Theres just been way to much bullshit surrounding it for far to long. Its become almost like Duke Nukem Forever.  Bungie has the final say so in anything Halo and no one seems to want to direct the movie. Probably because if whoever does it fucks it up they will get lynched and blacklisted from making movies ever again.


Its my firm belief that anytime a movie cannot get a director it should just be given to Roger Corman and should star Samuel L. Jackson. Those are like your safest bets for pretty much anything. Roger Corman will direct / produce absolutely anything and I'm pretty sure Samuel L. Jackson has made roughly 4728 films to date. That man apparently just does movies for the sake of doing movies and obviously without reading the script. [how else would he end up in The Spirit]
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Post by XIZOR on 07/29/09 at 22:35:37
Looking at Roger Cormans list of "accomplishments" I would have to say thats a big no. Although if Samuel L. played Sgt. Avery Johnson that might be fucking kick ass, but I always pictured the dude who play Sgt. Apone from Aliens would be perfect as Johnson's character in the game is loosely based off him.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 07/30/09 at 00:11:34

XIZOR wrote on 07/29/09 at 22:35:37:
Looking at Roger Cormans list of "accomplishments" I would have to say thats a big no. Although if Samuel L. played Sgt. Avery Johnson that might be fucking kick ass, but I always pictured the dude who play Sgt. Apone from Aliens would be perfect as Johnson's character in the game is loosely based off him.


So let me get this straight ... you don't think the guy who directed the movie "Attack of the Crab Monster" and produced "Chopping Mall" and "Humanoids from the Deep" [among countless other B-Grade films] is fit to direct a Halo film  8-)

He's a better choice than Michael Bay !
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Post by PureNRG on 08/02/09 at 10:31:18
all the Michael Bay bashing... guess I'm the only one who wasnt repulsed by the Transformers then..

anyone looking forward to GI Joe?
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Post by XIZOR on 08/02/09 at 17:01:29
No, I will never watch that abomination. They couldnt even make the video game cool either from the looks of it. Both look like failures.
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Post by PureNRG on 08/03/09 at 01:50:48
I try not to slay a movie before it has the chance to come out.. in all honesty, I think it looks sweet. I was a lil  :o  to see Marlon Wayans playing in it, but I think he deserves a a shot as a serious role for once anyway
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Post by XIZOR on 08/03/09 at 02:57:58
Well, if you grew up with G.I. Joe like I did then you would automatically see why the movie sucks ass. I dont need to watch it to know its going to suck. It looks like its going for anything BUT the original feel and cast of characters of the original show aside from a small few. Destro doesnt even have the silver head/mask from what Ive seen. And fuck Marlon Wayans. He shouldnt be in the movie at all because I know all hes going to do is try to be the "comic relief" and its going to turn into this action movie/slash comedy like Transformers. I MIGHT watch the movie when it comes out on DVD or something but I wont pay for it. Mark my words, this movie is going to bomb at the box office.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 08/03/09 at 06:06:30
What she said....
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Post by Toasty on 08/03/09 at 06:30:36
I've choked through not one horrible Transformers movie, but also it's sequel. You'd have to be a complete dumbass to even think half of those two movies were ever related G1-like. I don't even want to see what they're going to do with G.I Joe. I've got to watch a handful of the original G.I Joe cartoons, and understand that this movie will just mess a lot with it.

As for the Wayans, I've never found them funny. But Hollywood won't hesitate to hire either one of them or Shia Lebouf for "comic relief".
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 08/03/09 at 17:31:40
Well I think the GI Joe flick will be one of those stupid fun summer movies. Personally... I don't care if its not like the cartoon show. The prospect of guys with Samurai Swords fighting other dudes with assault riffles in and upon itself kicks ass. Should have been directed by Quentin Tarantino, though.

Speaking of QT. It's almost time for Inglorious Bastards to hit theaters! Woot! Later on this month. Here is the trailer for you Bastards [pun intended] who don't know what I'm talking about!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sQhTVz5IjQ

If someone would kill Michael Bay maybe we could get Quentin to direct an R-Rated Transformers sequel.  :o

EDIT: Here is trailer #2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOMKloOEKcU&feature=channel

EDIT 2: Ehhh... looks like YouTube is being a bunch of Bastards. Just click on the "Watch it on YouTube" link and it will open up in a new tab [on firefox]
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Post by XIZOR on 08/03/09 at 20:30:05
I will be seeing that day one.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 08/04/09 at 01:53:35
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMhgI83ny54&feature=related

I wanted to show you guys the trailer for a flick called PANDORUM, which opens up September 18th of this year. I think it looks pretty cool. Not as badass as "Aliens" or anything ... but still looks pretty freaking sweet.

Now onto a movie that is a gigantic waste of time. THE MUTANT CHRONICLES. Here is a prime example of a trailer making a pile of shit movie actually look half ass decent:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS9jv8ejIgY

Ugh. This sucked. Hardcore. Worse than trying to read one of Xizor's posts. It turns out this is a really low budget flick. They tried to cover for that fact by giving the film like this faux Sin City / Comic Book vibe to it. But they failed miserably. Literally when you watch the movie you'll go "There is a green screen shot. That was CG smoke. That was a composite shot.

I dunno how familiar you guys are with film making. But the prefect way to describe the look of THE MUTANT CHRONICLES is that it flat out looks like a pre-vis print of a film you'd sent off to your animation department so that they could put in the special effects. The movie looks that bad.

And the acting is horrible. I have no idea how Tom Jane, Ron Perlman, and John Malkovich, go attached to such a bad project. Its like the studio pulled funding from this project about half way through it and what we're left with is an unfinished, poorly edited, even worsly [is that a word... spell check says no, but I seem to think it is] directed pile of monkey crap.

I'm going to have to bust out the ONE out of FIVE rating for Mutant Chronicles. Avoid it like the plague ... or Xizor  8-)
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Post by XIZOR on 08/04/09 at 02:33:34
If you want to avoid me the GTFO bitch!

I watched Mutant Chronicles when they put it on Xbox Live a few months ago cause they were all hyping it up like it was good and saying how I could watch it now before it hits theaters, so I was all like Yes I will watch this because I like being elite and cool....worst money I ever spent. The movie is horrible despite a rather good cast. Like you said it seems like money was pulled about half way through the movie because when it starts out it seems like its going to be pretty cool but the movie goes nowhere fast and gets worse by the minute. It reminded me of a shitty made for tv SyFy movie or something. Never watch this ever.
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Post by Trichocyst on 08/04/09 at 08:19:23

XIZOR wrote on 08/03/09 at 02:57:58:
[...] Mark my words, this movie is going to bomb at the box office.


I agree that Transformers was crap, for a number of reasons, and GIJoe looks to head in the same direction.

But I disagree about the box office comment. These days, any kind of dogshit can do well at the box office. It's a really horrible indicator of a movie's worthiness nowadays.
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Post by XIZOR on 08/04/09 at 08:28:52
Well you are technically right there. People think just because a movie did well at the box office means its a good movie. All it really means is that a bunch of fucking idiots went and watched it. I just dont know anyone whos excited to see GI Joe though. At least in my circles and TMA. From online reviews Ive been reading though it seems like its pretty good for a popcorn summer movie as long as you arent expecting it to remain close to the source materiel and blow you away in any one aspect. I mean, I will admit that the cartoons were pretty out there and the storylines and plot to most of the episodes were pretty shallow and lame, but it was the characters that drove the experience and I just dont think the movie is going to capture that. I just look at it differently because I grew up with GI Joe for years so I expect something different than most of these young cats are.

There was a GI Joe anime that came on CN a few months ago but I didnt hear about it until afterwards. That seems like what I would prefer to watch. I also still own the old school VHS GI Joe movie from back in the day. Classic.
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Post by Toasty on 08/04/09 at 09:35:25

XIZOR wrote on 08/04/09 at 08:28:52:
Well you are technically right there. People think just because a movie did well at the box office means its a good movie. All it really means is that a bunch of fucking idiots went and watched it. I just dont know anyone whos excited to see GI Joe though. At least in my circles and TMA. From online reviews Ive been reading though it seems like its pretty good for a popcorn summer movie as long as you arent expecting it to remain close to the source materiel and blow you away in any one aspect. I mean, I will admit that the cartoons were pretty out there and the storylines and plot to most of the episodes were pretty shallow and lame, but it was the characters that drove the experience and I just dont think the movie is going to capture that. I just look at it differently because I grew up with GI Joe for years so I expect something different than most of these young cats are.

There was a GI Joe anime that came on CN a few months ago but I didnt hear about it until afterwards. That seems like what I would prefer to watch. I also still own the old school VHS GI Joe movie from back in the day. Classic.


True. I said this on an IMDB movie board for Transformers, and I'll say it here. A lot of people complained about the look of the G1 models and how so much logic was thrown out the door during the G1 era. I think the difference was, is that the G1 era had fun with throwing the logic away. That's one of the things that made it entertaining. The modern Transformers movies, do the same things.

Except, they failed at it and came up with ridiculous concepts like everything transforming at a touch from the "All-Spark".

People don't just judge a film by how it does at the box office, people plainly judge how well they do CGI like people do judge games by their graphics alone. Ignoring all important aspects and assets that it would take to make a good film or movie and where it failed at.

What's sad, is that summer movies used to mean something at a time. Where movies were actually worth watching. Now it's just a competition of who can have the most explosions, sex appeal, weakest comic relief, and just having the best CGI.
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Post by XIZOR on 08/05/09 at 00:52:31
Here is the REAL trailer for the G.I. JOE movie!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_YuSBJ0qmQ


Here is a spoof of the REAL trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaNs64k_2xw
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Post by NightShade on 08/05/09 at 01:26:42

Trichocyst wrote on 08/04/09 at 08:19:23:
These days, any kind of dogshit can do well at the box office. It's a really horrible indicator of a movie's worthiness nowadays.


I disagree, I think that it's usually a pretty good indicator. In that if it does well at the box office, it usually sucks. There are exceptions of course, (Dark Knight comes to mind immediately), but I see so many great movies that NEVER make any money (well, they profit, but often only because they're made on a small budget). And so many movies that are obviously absolute SHIT, clear as day from the trailer alone, that make shit tons of money. It's absurd.

Indy films is where the real innovation is, and I'd argue always has been. where there's no real risk - if it doesn't work, ah well. These summer blockbusters have to be a hit or they lose a shit ton of money, so they all stick to the same, tired, shit formula for the most part.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 08/05/09 at 02:00:14
What really erks me is when someone bitches about how bad a particular summer movie looks, bitches when its announced, bitches when its cast, bitches when the first photos are released, bitches about the trailer... and then goes and sees the movie on opening weekend and bitches because they don't like.

There are plenty of movies that I don't give a shit about. So I don't watch them. I don't understand why someone sits around and tears apart a movie like Transformers and goes "I knew it right from the start that movie was going to stuck!" ... its like, wait what are you trying to prove? If you knew you were going to hate the movie why did you go see it?

I also like to point out the fact that most of these summer movies are like... about gigantic fighting robots. How much plot did you expect it to have? Other than the gigantic fighting robots. You know what I'm getting at. You can't tear apart a movie that wasn't trying to be anything more than explosions and stuff. I love movies like Independence Day and the original Transformers. Those are some of the must fun you can have in a theater.

Movies like "The Dark Knight" are the rare exception to the rule. I agree 100% if you want to watch something different, real, or unique, go watch an indy film.

Which isn't to say that there is anything wrong with enjoying a huge summer blockbuster like Transformers or Spider-Man.
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Post by Trichocyst on 08/05/09 at 04:33:13
If they can't conceive a plot for a movie, then they shouldn't make it. They shouldn't try to decorate a crappy plot with special effects to mask its disappointing core from the witless.

And besides, Transformers the cartoon had enough of a plot to stimulate production of an animated movie, which itself had a good plot, from my point of view.

Michael Bay and company really don't have any excuse there because it's been done before. The only difference is that the first case was a cartoon, and this summer's "blockbuster" was not. But hey, if the special effects are good enough to substitute for a plot, I really don't see any reason why the same story couldn't have (hypothetically) been translated to live action.

To say that it's too difficult to come up with a clever storyline is giving Michael Bay way too much credit. In my opinion, his inability to bring anything impressive to the table story-wise is simply a testament to his inadequacy as a director.

(It could be related to the fact that Michael bay himself admitted that he was never a fan of Transformers).

In any case, whether or not one wants to argue that point, it really can't be disputed that there were a lot of other stupid aspects of the movie:

1. The fact that every Transformers movie must have a friggin Linkin Park song. What the fuck, if I didn't hate them already, I'd hate them even more after seeing them become the pseudometal equivalents of the Jonas Bros.

2. Shia LaBoeuf and the attempts at adding comedy.

3. Having every goddamned car as a fucking Chevy.

4. Steven Spielberg's super annoying, super old habit of ensuring that any villain is this chittering, maniacal "creature" (think gremlins) that could never be considered as human as the hero... and therefore taking away any depth to the plot.

Also, I should say that even if I anticipate that a movie is going to blow, the open-minded thing to do is to watch it for myself in order to confirm it, especially if it's one of those movies that everyone is talking about. It does happen that movies have bad trailers which don't reflect the movie well, so it's a good idea to judge yourself.

And I think Night brought up a decent point there as well.
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Post by XIZOR on 08/05/09 at 05:22:19
Completely agree with everything you just said Trich. To me, if you are going to acquire the rights to an already established property then you shouldnt mess with it if it already has a large established fan base that love it for what it is.

Case in point, Watchmen. The script and movie stayed pretty much spot on to the comic and thats what made it a stellar movie because there was no need to fuck with it as the story was plenty good to begin with.

If they wanted to make a Transformers and GI JOE movie then why not just go with the movies/plots that were already in place. The plot to the old animated GI JOE movie would have been perfectly fine as well as the old Transformers animated movie. I own both so obviously they are worth viewing multiple times.

Plot means everything to me. Im not going to watch a movie multiple times just because it has cool explosions and shit. I mean, if thats what someone wants out of a summer movie and you want to keep supporting this trend of worthless shitty summer action movies then by all means go ahead cause thats all your are ever going to get.

Another point that isnt really addressed that Trich brought up is that with the comic, game, and old cartoons movies being made now the directors and people writing the scripts are not fans at all and only know the bare minimum about the source. Case in point again, Watchmen. The director knew the material and was an avid fan. This has been the problem with countless movies lately and will continue to be a problem because no matter how much fans bitch nothing ever changes.
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Post by Mr.slam on 08/05/09 at 06:07:43
transformers 2 was allright but a true fan would take the original 86 movie any day!
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Post by XIZOR on 08/05/09 at 09:19:02
Also, Im upset that Baroness doesnt have her sexy trademark Russian accent (or whatever it was) in the new GI Joe movie. Very disappointing. I cant take it seriously based on that alone.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 08/05/09 at 20:17:07
Yeah, the whole G I Joe movie is definitely something I'm going to be avoiding this summer.  And not to be a parrot, but I second and third Trich's and Xizor's point about just NOT FUCKING making the movie.  But then again...what the fuck else are people going to see other than Transformers?  I mean seriously TF 2 had ZERO competition in the box office.  I can't name one movie that was playing in the theater with it.  But I'm not a huge movie guy so I may be wrong.  And that's exactly why I refuse to even watch movies in the theater anymore...because it's all formulated bullshit scripting.

Jaffe is going an Indiana Jones game after TMPS3 and I bet it will be one of the best games available because JAFFE LOVES INDY and Jaffe is a brilliant game designer period.  If Jaffe was assigned something like Spyro the Dragon it would probably suck because Jaffe can't wait to finish it and get to a game that he loves (NOT that he wouldn't still give 100% but you know what I mean).

If art doesn't came from the person's heart, that it's just paint on paper and nothing more.  Same with movies, games, books, and all media.  And fuck Hollywood as of late.
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Post by NightShade on 08/07/09 at 03:03:46
So I saw Watchmen last night, and thought it was pretty good. Not Dark Knight good, but definitely one of the better comic book movies. I hated 300 so I wasn't really expecting much, but I definitely thought this had a LOT more substance than 300, so it was cool to see that style applied to something with a little more story.

They definitely did a good job of establishing all the different characters and their backstories, and I liked how they didn't keep the whole story in the current timeline and used a lot of flashbacks (if you can even call them that, since they were such a big part of the movie). I thought Dr. Manhattan's story was particularly interesting, though its scope was so huge that it kind of made everybody else seem kind of insignificant.
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Post by PureNRG on 08/07/09 at 03:49:27
yea, I finally caught the Watchmen myself the other night, soon after I finished watching the limited-animation comic dvd. and yes, it followed the comic movie almost perfectly.. we did notice a couple small things switched around, but nothing that made you think twice. I was actually kinda glad they cut down on Dr. Manhatten's Mars timeline thing.. in the comic movie, it just went on and on, but they did an awesome job of cutting it down and still capturing the point. overall, I thought it was just fucking awesome.. def a buyer when I get Blu-Ray/PS3... and there was alot of fucking going on in that movie. more than I expected, anyway..

Xizor, we're the same age.. I grew up watching GI Joe and the Transformers like the rest of the male population within our age range as well, and really, I still think the GI Joe movie looks cool. albeit, I never went and picked up the tapes and dvds when I got older, so my recollection might be off as far as plots tho.. I do have to admit that. but my friend that I'm staying with is a GI Joe/Transformers/Star Wars fanatic (he's even got a Snake Eyes tattoo on his back), and even he thinks it looks awesome. now, maybe he just loves GI Joe so much that he's willing to overlook plot faults or whatever, but he has yet to mention anything seriously outta place with it so far

I finally got this 3-disc dvd set in the mail that I ordered a while back.. its a cartoon MTV used to aire out 10 yrs ago (about the time that MTV started cancelling all the good cartoons) called Downtown. I dunno if anyone remembers it, but I was a huge fan of the show. anyway, the original creators were unable to get MTV to release a box set, or release the right to the show so they could do it.. so they went ahead and started releasing to-order promotional dvd box sets with all 13 episodes and the usual dvd extras, and to keep his ass outta legal hot water, he only sells them for the cost of packaging and shipping. pretty cool if you were a fan
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Post by PRS-man on 08/07/09 at 23:30:54
I just watched Repo: The Genetic Opera... it's kinda like Sweeney Todd w/ the singin and all.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 08/08/09 at 05:39:54

wrote on 08/07/09 at 23:30:54:
I just watched Repo: The Genetic Opera... it's kinda like Sweeney Todd w/ the singin and all.


Allow me to correct "Its kinda like a much better version of Sweeney Todd, without all of Tim Burton's bullshit involved."  8-) I love Repo! The Genetic Opera to death, its one of my favorite movies of the last couple years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_Spu2nO0jw

If you guys are looking for a cure for those anti-blockbuster blues then you should totally check out THE SOLOIST, with Robert Downey Jr, and Jamie Foxx. Its the story of a mentally disturbed, homeless musician (Foxx) and a journalist (Downey Jr.) who goes from simply wanting to tell a good story, to genuinely caring and wanting to help.

It was a really cool flick, very well acted, managed to be funny in a couple spots (Robert Downey Jr. shines in just about anything he does), all the while retaining its deeper message about life and living it.

I loved this movie. Go rent a copy today!
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 08/11/09 at 17:52:53
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npikifRBREc

I just got done watching a little TV spot on HDNet where they were talking to the films writer Bobcat Goldthwait [guess hes not dead after all!]. What can I say... this one doesn't look half bad!
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Post by PureNRG on 08/12/09 at 04:36:56
ok, so I went and saw GI Joe on Saturday.. I wanted to go anyway, but boredom forced me to leave the house. in all reality, its not a bad action movie.. but my buddy spent the 20 min ride home pointing out every flaw in it.. I dunno how you guys are with spoilers, so I'll wait to see if anyone gives a shit before I explain anthing...........
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The Dizaster Child wrote on 08/12/09 at 04:36:56:
ok, so I went and saw GI Joe on Saturday.. I wanted to go anyway, but boredom forced me to leave the house. in all reality, its not a bad action movie.. but my buddy spent the 20 min ride home pointing out every flaw in it.. I dunno how you guys are with spoilers, so I'll wait to see if anyone gives a shit before I explain anthing...........



Type away. Just put "SPOILER ALERT" at the start of it... that way anyone who doesn't want stuff ruined will just skip over the post.
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Post by PureNRG on 08/12/09 at 18:22:31
word.. ok, well i'll say what he said was wrong in the movie n those of u who know the original GI Joe plots n characters can decipher the way its supposed to be..

SPOILER ALERT

I think the most obvious is Ripcord.. he was supposed to be a ginger Irishman, not a skinny black guy.. him n Scarlet aren't supposed to hook up together either

the movie portrayed Duke as being one of the last recruits instead of Hawk's right-hand man

in the movie, Destro is given his iron mask by Dr. Mindbender/Cobra Commander.. who is also Baroness' brother

speaking of her, no Russian accent like Xizor said.. n she goes all goody-good at the end of the movie, helping Duke take down Destro

Snake Eyes kills Storm Shadow, even tho he's supposed to have as soft spot for him

the movie has Storm Shadow killing the soft master instead of Zartan

that's all I can think of for now n I'm back on the clock....

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Post by XIZOR on 08/12/09 at 19:14:33
Well, in the never ending on again off again saga that is the Halo movie its just come to light that Steven Spielberg is now going to be producing the movie. Apparently he was blown away by Stuart Beatties script/adaptation of the Halo: Fall of Reach book, which is one of my favorite books of all time. If there was ever a game movie I wanted to be made it would be Halo but Im still not sure anyone would do it right. We'll just have to see how long this new "fling" with a Halo movie lasts.

Im surprised no one has mentioned the death of writer and director John Hughes last week. He did countless classics like The Breakfast Club, Ferris Buellers Day Off, Home Alone, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Uncle Buck and countless others.

I havent seen anything worth a flip lately. Been watching independant films. I rented part one and two of Che starring Benicio Del Toro. Its about the famous revolutionist Che Guevara. It was ok but not as engaging as I'd hoped. Also watched Gomorrah, another independant film. It was being hailed as "the greatest Mafia movie ever made" so I was like fuck yeah Ill watch it...and it turned out to be shit.
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Post by XIZOR on 08/14/09 at 00:41:57
OMFG Battlestar Galactica movie coming out!

http://www.buzzsugar.com/3993662

And I hadnt heard of the BSG prequel movie coming out in October, OMFG again!

http://www.dvdtown.com/news/battlestar-galactica-the-plan-full-length-movie-dvd--blu-ray-oct-27/6921

Anyone BSG fans here besides me and Roadie?
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Post by XIZOR on 08/15/09 at 03:19:50
Went and watched District 9 earlier. It is indeed a fantastic movie. One of the best movies Ive seen in a while and definitely best syfy movie in quite some time. It was actually a nice surprise if you go into it only seeing the trailers and not knowing to much else about it. Most realisticly grounded Syfy movie Ive ever seen and feels completely plausible and in every way. Incredible special effects and interesting story blend perfectly along with a break out performance by a first time actor whos character is very satisfying and easy to relate to. There is definitely a lot to like here and the experience is worth your time.

Its kinda documentary style in a lot of places, which is awesome, with the shakey cam and odd camera angles and all, although not as extreme and disorienting as say Cloverfield or Blair Witch, but definitely along those lines. Its not hard to make correlations about the themes and tones of the movie to real life but it isnt thrown in your face and this kind of story telling is what makes good syfy good syfy.

My only minor complaints are the ones I usually always have with movies I like and wish I could have gotten more from, like the fact that it could have had a little more action in it but it wasnt lacking and the action was awesome. So awesome that I wanted more. The alien weapons are fucking badass and just demolish humans to say the least. Ill just say this movie earns an R rating with its gore and I applaud them for not trying to pamper to the PG 13 crowd.

I wasnt a fan of the constant barrage of 1 to 3 second clips that made up most of the final edit or cut of the movie. It made it seem like the film was on crack at times. I felt a little more emotion and drama could have been achieved sometimes if the shots would have been a little longer and werent so quick. Something more along the lines of Cloverfield. But that is just minor personal tastes and qualms as I think this method of story telling is a bad habit  that a lot of movies and directors have developed over the years with technology being what it now and how people can perceive and consume knowledge quicker........or maybe I was just really stoned. Ok, now Im just rambling.


I wish it could have been a little longer also as I felt the movie kind of ended abruptly in my opinion but I always say that. Personally I think all movies should be mandatory minimum 3 hours long. Sometimes things need to be fleshed out and I am a book worm. I Didnt feel completely satisfied by the resolution of the film but the ending wasnt disappointing or anything. It seems as though a sequel would make perfect sense and I hope there is one. I would love to return to District 10.

After seeing D9 I would have loved for these two (Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp) to have made the Halo movie. It would have no doubt been awesome and its a shame this wasn't it. This realistic take on syfy is something that needs to continue.
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Post by PureNRG on 08/15/09 at 07:00:00
D9 is def a movie thats caught my interest and am kicking the idea around of going to see. pretty good review, man.. summed it up quite nicely. I too have this thing where if I really like a movie, I'm always sitting there mad cause it ended.. even Lord of the Rings that were 3+ hrs long each LOL!! 3 hrs sounds about right, considering there are tv shows who get the 2 hr treatment.. movies that run shorter than 2 just piss me off
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Post by XIZOR on 08/15/09 at 19:54:29
Inglorious Plummers. I think Im going to see this instead of Tarantino movie next week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuTS_AcjA00
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Post by XIZOR on 08/15/09 at 20:20:46
Oh, I almost forgot the highlight of going to see District 9 last night, aside from the awesome movie, was the trailer for Zombieland starring Woody Harrelson. The crowd were my kind of people cause as soon as Woody Harrelson was shown as the star the entire theater, myself included, did a collective "yessssssss".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=071KqJu7WVo
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Post by NightShade on 08/16/09 at 07:05:05

XIZOR wrote on 08/15/09 at 03:19:50:
Went and watched District 9 earlier. It is indeed a fantastic movie. One of the best movies Ive seen in a while and definitely best syfy movie in quite some time. It was actually a nice surprise if you go into it only seeing the trailers and not knowing to much else about it. Most realisticly grounded Syfy movie Ive ever seen and feels completely plausible and in every way. Incredible special effects and interesting story blend perfectly along with a break out performance by a first time actor whos character is very satisfying and easy to relate to. There is definitely a lot to like here and the experience is worth your time.

Its kinda documentary style in a lot of places, which is awesome, with the shakey cam and odd camera angles and all, although not as extreme and disorienting as say Cloverfield or Blair Witch, but definitely along those lines. Its not hard to make correlations about the themes and tones of the movie to real life but it isnt thrown in your face and this kind of story telling is what makes good syfy good syfy.

My only minor complaints are the ones I usually always have with movies I like and wish I could have gotten more from, like the fact that it could have had a little more action in it but it wasnt lacking and the action was awesome. So awesome that I wanted more. The alien weapons are fucking badass and just demolish humans to say the least. Ill just say this movie earns an R rating with its gore and I applaud them for not trying to pamper to the PG 13 crowd.

I wasnt a fan of the constant barrage of 1 to 3 second clips that made up most of the final edit or cut of the movie. It made it seem like the film was on crack at times. I felt a little more emotion and drama could have been achieved sometimes if the shots would have been a little longer and werent so quick. Something more along the lines of Cloverfield. But that is just minor personal tastes and qualms as I think this method of story telling is a bad habit  that a lot of movies and directors have developed over the years with technology being what it now and how people can perceive and consume knowledge quicker........or maybe I was just really stoned. Ok, now Im just rambling.


I wish it could have been a little longer also as I felt the movie kind of ended abruptly in my opinion but I always say that. Personally I think all movies should be mandatory minimum 3 hours long. Sometimes things need to be fleshed out and I am a book worm. I Didnt feel completely satisfied by the resolution of the film but the ending wasnt disappointing or anything. It seems as though a sequel would make perfect sense and I hope there is one. I would love to return to District 10.

After seeing D9 I would have loved for these two (Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp) to have made the Halo movie. It would have no doubt been awesome and its a shame this wasn't it. This realistic take on syfy is something that needs to continue.


Yeah, I definitely enjoyed District 9, a very well done and unique movie. It looked cool from the previews but the movie itself surpassed all my expectations. The only "complaints" I have are more personal taste than anything.

The main character I had mixed feelings about - I appreciated the fact that he was a "flawed hero", but after some of the stuff he did I had a hard time relating to him. I don't like unrealistically virtuous characters, but this character might have gone a bit too far the other direction. I can see the motives for doing it this way, but I don't know if I think it was the best way to do it.

I disagree about there not being enough action; if anything,  I actually thought some of the action was perhaps a little excessive. Most of it fit in the story and made sense, generally, but it was definitely more than I expected. I think I'd have rather seen a little more background info / character development instead of some of the action.

I am being nitpicky though - the movie was stellar, and far, far above and beyond the vast majority of scifi movies I've seen. Highly recommended. I don't think a sequel is called for though, I think this wrapped up the story pretty well and a sequel would be a lot less potent. I'd rather see Blomkamp tackle another new idea, personally.

After seeing this and "Moon", I hope this means we'll see more GOOD sci-fi movies in the future.
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Post by PureNRG on 08/16/09 at 07:29:24
flawed superheroes.. in that case, did anyone like Hancock?

I've seen a couple trailers for a movie called the Last Airbender.. I guess its about some kid who is an accomplished fighter who can, from what it looks like, create forces strong enough to create waves in the air n control them... seems cool enough
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Post by Roket on 08/16/09 at 08:40:38

The Dizaster Child wrote on 08/16/09 at 07:29:24:
flawed superheroes.. in that case, did anyone like Hancock?

I've seen a couple trailers for a movie called the Last Airbender.. I guess its about some kid who is an accomplished fighter who can, from what it looks like, create forces strong enough to create waves in the air n control them... seems cool enough


this was originally a cartoon on Nickelodeon. Was their attempt at an anime. Was pretty good for what it was. Never saw how it finished, very much a kids show overall.
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Post by XIZOR on 08/16/09 at 08:51:18
"I appreciated the fact that he was a "flawed hero", but after some of the stuff he did I had a hard time relating to him. I don't like unrealistically virtuous characters, but this character might have gone a bit too far the other direction. I can see the motives for doing it this way, but I don't know if I think it was the best way to do it."

I can totally see how people wouldnt agree with some things he does in the movie but Im a bad boy at heart so I always appreciate the flawed hero/anti hero characters a ton. It was the reason I loved Watchmen so much. Flawed/anti-heroes. I just thought the odd choices the characters made, both human and prawn, werent the norm and helped keep it more interesting.

"I think this wrapped up the story pretty well and a sequel would be a lot less potent. I'd rather see Blomkamp tackle another new idea, personally."

Probably true there. I can agree. I just liked what was done here and would enjoy a return to this "realistic" syfy setting. But a sequel could be a lot less potent indeed. I mostly just wanted more action wise or sequel wise because I thought the alien weapons were so fucking cool and lend themselves to endless possibilities for on screen mayhem.

Again, this is all just personal stuff. I just havent gotten to discuss the film with anyone else whos seen it and likes it aside from Nina.

I also think D9 succeeds because it does something that I like which is not being constricted or off-putting by having a cast of "well-known" actors. I always love seeing new faces in good movies like this. Makes it much more believable.

Also, I know Hancock is a "flawed" hero but Will Smith is fucking stupid. I will never watch that movie. He is one of those actors who plays one role in every movie, which in this case is the "Im cool and cocky cause Im black" character. Very tiring and something that to many male black actors fall into. ::yawns::

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Post by PureNRG on 08/16/09 at 16:25:05
yes, I will agree with u there.. Will Smith is a 1-dimentional actor, but I wouldn't dismiss that movie over just that fact alone. don't get me wrong, I didn't even see that movie til about 6 months ago n I only watched it cuz my gf's dad had it on n there was absolutely nothing better to do at that house.. but I was legit surprised at how well he played his role. I don't recall much, if any, 'i'm a bad ass cuz i'm black' attitude.. he was mostly sad n depressing cuz of how misunderstood he was. hell, even I Am Legend was pretty good.. I don't remember if he put on his same schtick in that one, but even if he did, it wasn't enough to ruin the movie for me

anyway, I watched the new Fast n the Furious last night. if u were a fan of the first one, you'd probably dig this one since it brings back a lot of the original cast. this one is more of a love story than a car movie, which kinda had me surprised. couple that with your typical, 'run my drugs across the border then I kill u' thing, n that's what u got. sounds a lot like 2 Fast 2 Furious, but this one was way better.. n for the car guys here, there was more muscle than usual. an '87 Buick Grand National is the opening car that gets destroyed.. next u see a Ford Gran Turino n a '70 Plymouth Duster fucking each other up. if anyone watched the first one thru til the end of the credits will recall Vin Diesel's character escape to Mexico in a red '70 Chevelle SS 454.. that makes a return, as does that bad ass black Charger that flipped at the end of the first one (n that car actually plays a big part in the plot). really, had there been more actual racing in this, it'd have been a really good movie  
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Post by Trichocyst on 08/16/09 at 18:38:18
Why don't they get better names for the Fast and the Furious movies? Instead of calling them each almost the same thing (culminating in part four, where they simply dropped "the" from the title).

The Fast & The Furious, Part 1: Paul Walker falls in love with Vin Diesel

The Fast & The Furious, Part 2: Paul Walker tries a quickie with Tyrese, who happily submits

The Fast & The Furious, Part 3: We do Japan, with none of the original people because Paul Walker is conducting a worldwide search for Vin Diesel and too busy to film

The Fast & The Furious, Part 4: Paul Walker rediscovers Vin Diesel, but is he still interested?

lol. Also, Hancock wasn't bad; better than the trailer suggested.
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Post by PureNRG on 08/16/09 at 20:47:49
I still call the new one THE Fast and THE Furious.. the actual title sounds dumb when you say it out loud. in fact, it was originally titled, 'The Fast and the Furious: New Model, Same Parts', referring to the returning cast.. one thing I did like is that it tied the end of Tokyo Drift to the rest of the series, making it not a separate story. more or less, the new movie's timeline placed it between the second and third movie

while Diesel isnt that great of an actor, I can appreciate the fact that he is indeed a car guy off-set, so he knows what he's talking about when it comes to these things. same with Jason Statham.. he's a big time gearhead, and does all his own stunt driving. hell, thats how he got into acting to begin with.. he was a stunt driver

now if you ask any car guy, the main issue ppl have with those movies is the outlandish stunts they put the cars thru and their complete inaccuracy of parts and tuning. like in the first movie, when they show the cars about to launch from the line in the first race scene, and they do the animation of going thru the tailpipe, into the exhaust manifold and show the pistons pumping and the combustion action.. well they do this animation with Diesel's RX-7, which any gearhead knows that RX-7s use rotary engines, and rotaries dont use pistons and rods.. they completely botched that scene. the scene with the floorpan falling out of the Eclipse is a load of shit.. at the end when the Charger is racing the Supra, and the Charger throws a rod.. it still manages to run with the Supra? not a chance.. that beast of a motor would be done
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Post by XIZOR on 08/16/09 at 21:19:16
I like Trich's assessment of the F&F movies. Ive never seen any of them but now I must know if Paul Walker finds love. This sounds like the gripping tale of men loving men Ive been looking for ever since Brokeback Mountain.
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Post by RoaDiE on 08/16/09 at 21:51:41
i saw district 9 on friday, definately an awesome movie.

loved pretty much everything about it.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 08/16/09 at 21:53:54

The Dizaster Child wrote on 08/16/09 at 20:47:49:
I still call the new one THE Fast and THE Furious.. the actual title sounds dumb when you say it out loud. in fact, it was originally titled, 'The Fast and the Furious: New Model, Same Parts', referring to the returning cast.. one thing I did like is that it tied the end of Tokyo Drift to the rest of the series, making it not a separate story. more or less, the new movie's timeline placed it between the second and third movie

while Diesel isnt that great of an actor, I can appreciate the fact that he is indeed a car guy off-set, so he knows what he's talking about when it comes to these things. same with Jason Statham.. he's a big time gearhead, and does all his own stunt driving. hell, thats how he got into acting to begin with.. he was a stunt driver

now if you ask any car guy, the main issue ppl have with those movies is the outlandish stunts they put the cars thru and their complete inaccuracy of parts and tuning. like in the first movie, when they show the cars about to launch from the line in the first race scene, and they do the animation of going thru the tailpipe, into the exhaust manifold and show the pistons pumping and the combustion action.. well they do this animation with Diesel's RX-7, which any gearhead knows that RX-7s use rotary engines, and rotaries dont use pistons and rods.. they completely botched that scene. the scene with the floorpan falling out of the Eclipse is a load of shit.. at the end when the Charger is racing the Supra, and the Charger throws a rod.. it still manages to run with the Supra? not a chance.. that beast of a motor would be done


Spoken like a true car guy  8-) This is the best argument I've ever heard for not liking parts of the first movie!
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Post by PRS-man on 08/17/09 at 00:52:45
...anyway, I just watched Air Force One. That movie is fucking awesome. Even though it breaks the laws of physics a couple times, it's still epic. I'm not the guy who says "NO NO NO NO NO!" because the only thing keeping Harrison Ford from flying out of a plane at 30,000 feet is he's holding a bar. I mainly watched it because I'm a Harrison Ford fan, and DAMN, that movie is intense!
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Post by PureNRG on 08/17/09 at 06:16:42
Indie Jones fan, I suppose? :)

dude, there were so many flaws in the Fast and the Furious that it was hard to believe it was produced by a company the size of Universal. and it was anything from stupid shit like the shadows from the boom trucks being visible on-scene to inaccurately spouting off parts.. like when Jesse is inspecting the Eclipse, he mentions 2 separate stand-alone fuel management systems being used on the car, even tho you can only use one. and then Ja Rule's lame ass comes walking up, talkin about how he's got enough nitrous 'to blow himself' up.. when you cant tell how much spray someone is running just by looking at whats visible under the hood. you gotta know the jet sizes to know how much is being sprayed, and the jets are safely tucked away in the intake manifold. then there's the fact that the Eclipse topped out at 140mph supposedly, even tho its an Eclipse GS-X, the turbo AWD version.. those will top out near 170, so if he's only doing 140, the car has issues. and lets not forget about the nitrous feedline dragging the ground as Walker pulls into the alleyway with the Eclipse.. poorly installed nitrous kit = epic fail

if you notice, I mention the Eclipse alot there.. and seeing that they destroy the car 20 mins into the movie, that tells ya just how much they fucked up that soon into the movie
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Post by XIZOR on 08/17/09 at 06:30:05
Welcome to 1997 PRS-Man. Be careful of that Y2K. Be sure to stock up on lots of canned foods and take all your money out of banks. And his name isnt Harrison Ford its HAN FUCKING SOLO BITCHES!
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Post by PRS-man on 08/17/09 at 06:35:35
It was on TV last night so FUCKING EXCUSE ME
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 08/18/09 at 06:00:08
Just got back from the theater. Watched "District 9" .... holy motherfucking shit balls in a hand-basket  this movie was awesome!

I have nothing but good things to say about this movie. Easily the best movie I've seen this year. So go watch it!
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Post by magnum on 08/18/09 at 16:14:07
LOL @ NRG. That's pretty funny. I didn't catch much of the tuner stuff that you did because I'm not a "tuner"

When the Charger blew that rod and still kept going....I said the same thing. No fucking way any car keeps going with a thrown rod. Its only cause I'm old school for cars. That's my kinda shit.

I also wanted to cry because I consider that murder......
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Post by PRS-man on 08/19/09 at 06:20:45
I have one thing to say. About the RX-7, that could be a whole new engiine put in that thing. You never know. That, or it's just another one of the countless fails of F&F movies.
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Post by PureNRG on 08/21/09 at 17:13:03
its no secret that Chevy motors have been swapped into RX-7s for yrs now, but they usually use LS1s when they do.. the motor they portrayed in Diesel's car was a 4 cylinder, so it was just a fail on the director's part

I too was upset when they flipped the Charger at the end of the movie.. in fact, i'm getting tired of seeing them destroy classic cars in a lot of movies. in the Dukes of Hazzard, they totalled out 64 of those Chargers thru-out filming.. in 2F2F, they wrecked the Challenger and the Camaro (even if it was a fake Yenko, its still upsetting).. they tore up that Mustang and Monte Carlo in Tokyo Drift.. they fucked up a Chevelle, Gran Turino, n a Duster in the new movie, n even had the nerve to bring back the black Charger n fuck it up again.. but whay royally pisses me off is Death Proof. not only do they destroy a perfect replica of the white Challenger from Vanishing Point, but they absolutely obliterate a Nova - my muscle car of choice.. i'd like to slug Tarantino in the mouth one good time for that..

Mag, u mighta misses the screw ups with the cars but did u catch the semi trucks? in the opening scene with the Civic triplets hi-jacking the first truck, if u pay attention to the trailer, its a standard 54 ft'er with tandum axles.. but at the part where the Civic swoops in under the trailer, if u look at the trailer during the side shot, its now a much shorter single-axle trailer.. n if u look real close, you'll see that the container on the trailer is actually elevated by at least a foot

that whole stunt is a total 'do not do this at home' kinda deal.. we know this cuz we pretty much did it. my friend who got me into all this had a Civic with full racing suspension under it and he had it adjusted as low as it could go, n when going down the interstate, u could plainly see that its just not possible. but a guy we knew with a Formula Firebird took the springs out of his suspension so it just sat on the shocks n struts n it did in fact clear the truck.. but there's no way to drive it like he did without breaking something
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Post by XIZOR on 08/21/09 at 18:00:01
Well, now that the trailer has finally been revealed for James Cameron's new movie Avatar, what do you guys think? He's been going on and on about this movie for a while now; talking about how this is the future of CG and whatnot. I think it looks pretty interesting but I don't know...?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXF2nH4Z9sc
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Post by magnum on 08/22/09 at 15:38:45
"Mag, u mighta misses the screw ups with the cars but did u catch the semi trucks? in the opening scene with the Civic triplets hi-jacking the first truck, if u pay attention to the trailer, its a standard 54 ft'er with tandum axles.. but at the part where the Civic swoops in under the trailer, if u look at the trailer during the side shot, its now a much shorter single-axle trailer.. n if u look real close, you'll see that the container on the trailer is actually elevated by at least a foot"

Nahhhh dammit. That slipped by me. I'm gonna have to look out for it now next time I watch that. Thanks.

Anyone seen Inglorious Bastards? Is that any good?


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Post by NightShade on 08/23/09 at 02:05:32

Magnum wrote on 08/22/09 at 15:38:45:
Anyone seen Inglorious Bastards? Is that any good?


I saw it last night - pretty good, not mindblowing. I thought it was definitely better than Kill Bill or Grindhouse, but I hated those movies, so that's not saying much. Not as good as Pulp Fiction or anything, but I'd recommend it I think.
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Post by PureNRG on 08/23/09 at 06:32:20
speaking for myself, if its got the Tarantino feel to it, i'll like it. he hasn't made a movie I haven't liked... yet
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Post by magnum on 08/23/09 at 16:11:13
Thanks Nightshade. I wasn't expecting it to be super either. It just looked like something I'd like to see.

Wanted to make sure it was at least decent if I was gonna go.
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Post by XIZOR on 08/24/09 at 22:05:58
Ill probably check out Ingloriuos Bastards tomorrow. I havent been at home at all because my house got flooded AGAIN, so I wont be home until tomorrow or so.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 08/25/09 at 00:43:14

NightShade wrote on 08/23/09 at 02:05:32:

Magnum wrote on 08/22/09 at 15:38:45:
Anyone seen Inglorious Bastards? Is that any good?


I saw it last night - pretty good, not mindblowing. I thought it was definitely better than Kill Bill or Grindhouse, but I hated those movies, so that's not saying much. Not as good as Pulp Fiction or anything, but I'd recommend it I think.


I went to the midnight showing of "Inglorious Bastards" [how fun it was to order one ticket for BASTARDS at the theater] ... could get this posted any sooner because my internet was down.

So I went to the same theater that I always to go, The Cinemark 8, which is a big multiplex in Ames Iowa right off the Iowa State campus. The college crowd is always the best to see movies like this in. It was playing on two screens and I was seated in theater one. It was sort of strange because our screen was only about half full. I was expecting a bigger turn out then that. The midnight showing of "Grindhouse" was jam packed.

As for the movie. I enjoyed it. Its definitely a Tarantino flick. Brad Pitt and the rest of the "Bastards" all put on an excellent showing. Its a very well wrote movie, with every character and ever scene actually managing to tie together. Quentin has the tendency to tangent off in his movies from time to time, Bastards feels a lot more focused than say "Death Race" [which seemed to have dialog / scenes in it just for the sake of making the movie longer]

I was a little bit disappointed with the lack of violence, however. Yes it has its moments. But they are just that... moments. I was expecting an entire ultra-violent movie about Nazi killing. Honestly... there isn't enough head scalping for my liking. [... another one of those things one does not expect to type]

The other complaint I heard [in some cases during the movie] is the fact that a good portion of the flick, realistically about half, is subtitled. Personally I don't have a problem with subtitles, I watch a lot of foreign film so I've gotten pretty used to reading / watching a movie at the same time. However the screen(s) at the Cinemark are HUGE ... virtually the size of an IMAX screen. There was a couple of times that words were going by simply too fast because they were sooooo big on the screen.

Otherwise its a great movie. Its Quentin Tarantino. Probably my favorite director. Its Brad Pitt. Probably one of my favorite actors. What more could you want?

And fuck you Nightshade both Kill Bill and Grindhouse were great films!
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Post by PureNRG on 08/26/09 at 19:59:03
"Kill Bill and Grindhouse were great films!!" - Kyle

QFT  Tarantino hasn't made a movie I haven't liked yet n I don't see Inglorious Bastards being any different.. especially since Nazi Thumping should be an American pastime anyway
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Post by XIZOR on 08/27/09 at 02:32:45
Saw Inglorious Basterds last night finally. I loved it but I knew I would as I like all Tarantino movies.

I have to say though, the trailers and previews are very VERY misleading as to what the movie is actually going to be like. This didnt bother me as I pretty much knew what to expect going into it for the most part, but I know most people are going to be sadly disappointed by this movie. Those who think its going to be some fun summer action flick with Brad Pitt and a bunch of guys running around killing Nazis will be sorely disappointed.

Im pretty much right there with Grindhouse here; the movie was great but severely lacking in loads of Nazi killing and Brad Pitt being funny which were the best parts by far. As much as I liked the movie, the characters, and different story lines, Quentin should have honestly just made the whole movie revolve around the basterds and Pitt. And like GH said, most people will be turned off by having to "read" during the movie, because after all people dont want to have to read these days. As far me I dont mind subtitles. I prefer them for foreign films instead of cheesy english dubs.

Brad Pitt was hilarious along with any parts with the basterd in it and all the actors were brilliant. My favorite actor by far was Christoph Waltz who played Col. Hans Landa.

Bottom line. Go see Inglorious Basterds if you are a QT fan....if not you probably wont like the movie.
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Post by magnum on 08/27/09 at 14:54:31
Sounds like I would still like it, knowing what I know going in. I don't mind subtitles either because of all the kung-fu movies I used to watch back in the day.

It's better I know now that there isn't a slaughter going on like the trailers depicted. I'd be less dissapointed.

I'd still give the movie a fair shake at least.

"especially since Nazi Thumping should be an American pastime anyway"

Yea well.....that got boring. We're going after towelheads now.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 09/01/09 at 00:19:09
Watched Halloween 2 the other night .... under no circumstances should anybody waste there time with this one. It was down right horrible. From start to finish. Poorly wrote. Lacked any general since of plot / direction. It was confusing. Clustered. A general nightmare to watch... and not in the good way!

The whole movie can be easily summed up when I say that Weird Al made a cameo and did not die and/or suffer any bodily harm.

Avoid this one like the plague. John Carpenter must be crying because Rob Zombie has killed his baby.
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Post by XIZOR on 09/01/09 at 00:58:58
I would never watch that H2...2...ever. And Rob Zombie just needs to go back to making music; something hes good at. And people should just stop making horror movies now. The genre is done. Its finished, its shit, and has nothing new or exciting to offer.

By the way Im guessing some of you are aware that Disney just bought Marvel for......4 billion dollars! :::touches pinky to edge of mouth::: This was shocking to me. Things like comic books will probably be left alone but god only knows what kind of effect, if any, this will have on future Marvel movies and games. Its quite possible that things like Captain American and Thor wont get made, but at the same time Disney has deeper pockets so this could benefit Marvel. Who knows. I just dont like knowing that DISNEY owns the rights to every cool character ever now. I hope they dont turn future projects into PG shit fests or continue the trend of piss poor movie tie in games just when we were starting to see that go away with the Wolverine game this year.
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Post by Pse7en on 09/01/09 at 13:44:35
Im a big fan of Halloween (originals) and Rob Zombies music. But I had no interest in this one whatsoever. I forgot it was even being released. It just looks uninteresting.

EDIT: Speaking of which, look what I found http://movies.ign.com/articles/102/1020303p1.html
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Post by Trichocyst on 09/06/09 at 20:05:15
I ended up seeing "The Time Traveller's Wife" because of the number of girls in the group, and it was PAINFULLY bad. God, even the soundtrack was a fucked up mess: just some instrument that couldn't even hold a note without going off tune. Really horrible.
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Post by XIZOR on 09/06/09 at 20:24:32
I hope you were fucking one of those girls if you sat through that awful mess. I heard that movie was bad on so many levels.
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Post by Trichocyst on 09/06/09 at 23:26:52
As a musician, I think you would've hated it even more than the average person. But the bright side is that the cinema had audio problems, and it went silent for about 5 minutes... a good respite. It was actually kinda fun when I added my own dialogue to it after that.
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Post by XIZOR on 09/11/09 at 02:32:22
This needs to happen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVOAPomkHKQ

Whoever keeps making these live action Halo shorts that have been popping up online for the last year or so just needs to be given the go ahead to make a Halo movie.

And how have I not heard about this!?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if2-PYxgL50

Holy fucking Lord Oct 30th are you fucking serious. Im fucking there. Just watched the first one the other day ironically. Hadn't seen it in quite some time.
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Post by PureNRG on 09/11/09 at 03:21:50
For a few seconds.. this place was Armageddon.... THERE WAS A FIREFIGHT!!!!!!!!

theres a 5 page thread on this movie over on the j-body forums, and I completely forgot to mention it on here.. my bad ::avoids thrown stones::
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Post by magnum on 09/11/09 at 14:53:26
Wow. That little Halo movie clip was impressive. That was really cool. I'm not much into Halo but, if that shit come out and looked like that, I'd go see it. That looked bad ass.

To bad I missed boondock 1 as ussual.
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Post by PureNRG on 09/13/09 at 15:57:33
how the fuck did you miss that one?? with a name like Magnum and your lil motto on Live, I figured that one would be all for you.. at least Youtube the scene where that I posted came from.. its not hard to find. that gunfight is just insane..

there was this Youtube series my friends showed me about a yr ago called Red Vs. Blue.. I guess its some parody of Halo where they take scenes from the game and overdub funny dialog into it. it was pretty damn funny, so I figured I'd share since alot of you guys seem to like Halo
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Post by XIZOR on 09/13/09 at 16:21:43
I own the first 2 seasons of Red Vs Blue on DVD. That web series has been around for quite a while actually so its nothing new. Its pretty funny though. I thought the first season was the best but it kept getting less funny the longer it went on. I haven't watched it in so long so I don't know if they've stepped it up again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sx_3m-FhAI
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 09/19/09 at 03:48:39
I am watching "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto" the animated cartoon by Rob Zombie. This thing is perverse, disgusting, nasty, and generally very fucking awesome!

Full review later!
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Post by NightShade on 09/19/09 at 07:07:14
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Post by XIZOR on 10/02/09 at 00:43:57
KILLBILL 3 FUCKING CONFIRMED!

"October 1, 2009 - Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has confirmed that he will indeed make Kill Bill 3.

Entertainment Weekly reports that, while appearing on the Italian talk show Parla Con Me, Tarantino said "he will make another installment of his successful Kill Bill series, but that he wants there to be a 10-year break between the second and third film."

"That would put Kill Bill 3 with a 2014 release date and his star Uma Thurman at 44, just the right age to kick more ass," EW points out.

Maybe by then we'll finally see the home video release of Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, the long-awaited box set that would combine both Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2 into one big film. Or perhaps now Tarantino will wait even longer to release it so as to include the third film in it.

What might the story be for the third installment? Well, Tarantino himself has reportedly said that a sequel might revolve around Nikki Bell's quest to avenge the death of her mom Vernita Green (Vivica A. Fox) at the hands of The Bride in Vol. 1. Rumors swirled at the time of the first film's release that Tarantino had shot additional scenes with Ambrosia Kelley, the actress who played young Nikki, because he wanted to use the character in a future sequel.

/Film reported in June 2007 that Kill Bill executive producer E. Bennet Walsh revealed that Tarantino had "formulated the plots for two sequels which he plans to film in China. According to our friends at FilmIck, Kill Bill: Volume 3 would be the revenge story of two Crazy 88s killers whose arms and eyes were hacked by Uma Thurman in the first volume. Kill Bill Volume 4 would than focus on the battle between the daughters of Beatrix Kiddo and Vernita Green, an idea which Tarantino had been very vocal about during the film's theatrical release."


I also finally watched Wolverine....and god was that movie bad. Really bad. It seemed like it had all the right elements for a good movie, just didnt deliver on anything at all. Especially the fight scenes which were just horrible. Crappy special effects topped off the already shitty movie.

And I watched Observe and Report last night and was pleasantly surprised by this movie. Not your typical comedy. Had a really cool dark tone to the movie. It wont blow your mind but I thought it was a pretty cool movie.
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Post by O8LIV3R8 on 10/02/09 at 02:30:33

XIZOR wrote on 10/02/09 at 00:43:57:
KILLBILL 3 FUCKING CONFIRMED!

MY LIFE NOW HAS A MEANING
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Post by PureNRG on 10/03/09 at 05:07:59
I was wondering how they'd do a third or fourth Kill Bill since David Carradine is dead... I like those ideas

me and my sister plan on seeing Zombieland... it looks fucking awesome LOL
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Post by XIZOR on 10/03/09 at 19:27:48
A couple of my friends saw Zombieland yesterday and said it was pretty good. I want to see it myself but I dont know if its enough to drive to the theaters to see it. Might wait for DVD.

I saw an interesting independent film the other day called Goodbye Solo. Probably not up anyone heres alley but I thought it was a very satisfying and thought provoking movie.
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Post by PureNRG on 10/03/09 at 20:25:00
not worth the drive to the theatre? how far in the sticks do you live??
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Post by XIZOR on 10/03/09 at 20:59:20
The movie theater is 5 minutes from my house, it just takes something really enticing and good to drag me there.
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Post by NightShade on 10/04/09 at 01:18:37

XIZOR wrote on 10/03/09 at 19:27:48:
I saw an interesting independent film the other day called Goodbye Solo. Probably not up anyone heres alley but I thought it was a very satisfying and thought provoking movie.


That actually sounds like it might be right up my alley. Added to Netflix list.
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Post by Psycho SΣ7ΣN on 10/04/09 at 04:52:17
Zombieland was fucking awesome! Saw it tonight and it fucking ROCKED!!!


********************Spoiler**********************

Especially the entire Bill Murray Cameo - cant say anymore without fully spoiling it.  The best!
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Post by magnum on 10/04/09 at 16:21:01
If I didn't know any better, I could swear Goodbye Solo would've been some spoof on Star Wars somehow.

"This the last smuggling run Chewie! You go on without me!!!"

RRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!
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Post by Hellbent on 10/04/09 at 16:59:32
Mostly catching up on movies i've skipped over the years. Grandmas Boy, Pineapple Express, and Haunting in Conneticut.

I highly reccomend that everyone watches Toxic Avenger and Terror Firmer. If you haven't seen it in the past 2 decades. Toxic Avenger is the best superhero movie ever made.
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Post by Psycho SΣ7ΣN on 10/04/09 at 17:24:08
I concur, Terror Firmer is one of those movies everyone should see at least once in their lives.
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Post by XIZOR on 10/04/09 at 17:59:31
Toxic Avenger is incredible. I have not seen this Terror Firmer. I must watch.
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Post by O8LIV3R8 on 10/06/09 at 04:43:38
Arrested Development movie script in the works, Transformers 3 hits theaters June 11, 2011, and Kill Bill 3 hits in 2014. Anything else in the movies? Uhh....nooo....wait. Avatar looks like shit to me. That's about it.
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Post by magnum on 10/06/09 at 13:59:42
I can see Transformers getting out but I dunno about Kill Bill.

I don't think anything will survive after 2012.
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Post by Psycho SΣ7ΣN on 10/06/09 at 16:07:35

Magnum wrote on 10/06/09 at 13:59:42:
I can see Transformers getting out but I dunno about Kill Bill.

I don't think anything will survive after 2012.



LOL
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Post by PureNRG on 10/06/09 at 20:03:42
shut your fucking mouth Mag.. that 2012 shit freaks me the hell out!!!

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides comes out May 2011. Depp is signed to return but due to the chairman of Disney retiring/resigning, he said he's unsure if he'll still do it. Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley said they will NOT be in it
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Post by magnum on 10/07/09 at 13:33:17
shut your fucking mouth Mag.. that 2012 shit freaks me the hell out!!!"

No! I actually hope something happens so I can go...."SEE?!?! THAT'S WHY I DIDN'T BOTHER PAYING YOU FUCKS!!!! LOLOLOLOL!!!! CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!!!!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

That just sucks. How the fuck can you have Pirates without Nightly, Bloom and Dep?

Might as well not even bother.
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Post by PureNRG on 10/08/09 at 17:54:45
I can see Knightley and Bloom not being in it based on the plot for this one, but you can't do Pirates without Depp, plain and simple. hopefully he'll stay on board. Geoffrey Rush also said he'd stay on for as many of these movies as they wanna do :D
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Post by XIZOR on 10/08/09 at 20:09:52
But really, who cares about Pirates of the Carribean?
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Post by NightShade on 10/09/09 at 01:43:00

XIZOR wrote on 10/08/09 at 20:09:52:
But really, who cares about Pirates of the Carribean?


Truth.
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Post by PureNRG on 10/09/09 at 04:37:57
me, asshole

I actually know a lot of ppl who are into the series.. not you guys obviously
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Post by O8LIV3R8 on 10/09/09 at 05:21:49

The Dizaster Child wrote on 10/09/09 at 04:37:57:
me, asshole

I actually know a lot of ppl who are into the series.. not you guys obviously

Obviously not
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Post by Roket on 10/09/09 at 06:44:14
fuck you X and Night, Pirates rule.
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Post by XIZOR on 10/09/09 at 07:21:05
You faggots are just in love with Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp. Don't act like they are good movies just because you fantasize about being in a queer porno with them called Ass Pirates of the Carribean: At Taints End.
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Post by PureNRG on 10/10/09 at 10:22:29
is that what you do with your days? thinking up gay porn names?
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Post by Hellbent on 10/10/09 at 13:24:47
You are just mad about how right he is. Go write about it in your queer pirate diary. Captain Swallow.
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Post by magnum on 10/10/09 at 15:48:00
Do you guys have to go about swallowing cannonballs, and ass pillaging hijinx?

It's really fucking gay.
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Post by Hellbent on 10/10/09 at 16:18:30
The wooden leg doubles as a buttplug i bet. Flaming gay ass pirates. Running around with tight pants and chunks of cum in their beards.
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Post by XIZOR on 10/14/09 at 20:06:40
Anyone else here a fan of The English Patient? ::dodges flying debris:: I had always heard it was a "chick flick" or love story so of course I was never going to watch it. However, my dad convinced me some years ago that it was actually a good movie (he owns it). So, I figured if my dad liked it it couldn't be all bad. Watched it and loved it. Fantastic movie. At its core, yes, it is a "love story" but its SO much better and more interesting than any love story I've ever seen. It also stars Ralph Fiennes who is one of my favorite not so well known actors. I usually watch it at least once a year.

Also I was looking for recommendations for movies. I'm looking more for "not the norm" or maybe even older classics that I may have missed throughout the years but anything interesting will do. I wasn't always a movie goer honestly. Im finding it harder and harder to find good movies to watch. In the spirit of fairness I'll throw out some movies that I like that you guys may or may not have seen or heard of aside from The English Patient.

Rescue Dawn
Funny Games
2046
The Big Kahuna
Cape Fear
Children of Men
Munich
Heat
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Post by Kilrgrn on 10/15/09 at 12:52:06
If you're looking for a good emotional movie, I'd go with Crash. It's not a chick flick imo, but it's very immersive.

Also, I LOVE Children of Men; I cry like a bitch when everyone stops shooting to look at the baby.
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Post by XIZOR on 10/15/09 at 15:31:44
I saw Crash not long after it came out. Very good movie. I didn't really know what the movie was about when I watched it, I had just heard it was good, so for the first 30 minutes of the movie I was like god damn this movie is racist as fuck. I soon realized that was the point. And it has Sandra Bullock in it....yummy yummy.

Children of Men IS good. I think the end is a little weak but I can overlook that I guess. I'm a big Clive Owen fan and I think that is one of his better movies.
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Post by Kilrgrn on 10/15/09 at 16:05:14
Everyone complains Children of Men is a little slow. I didn't get that issue cause it was obviously building towards something.

I like Clive Owen too, have you ever seen Derailed? I loved that movie, pretty good twist, I'd recommend it, especially if you like him.

I'd also Recommend Rock n' Rolla. it's like Crash in the sense that it covers view points from several different characters.


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Post by XIZOR on 10/15/09 at 16:19:08
I've seen the majority of Clive Owens library including Derailed. It's a good movie but one of those where once you know the ending twist it's really not as exciting to watch ever again. I had high hopes for Shoot 'Em Up when it came out because FINALLY it was Clive in an action movie but I thought it was pretty corny overall. Not the "serious" action movie I was hoping for but not horrible.

Seen Rock n' Rolla as well. Its pretty good. Not quite as good as Snatch or Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels but good. I've seen all the Guy Richie movies. I like his style.
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Post by PureNRG on 10/15/09 at 21:14:14
not Clive Owen movies, but...

Lost Highway
Strangeland
Trainspotting

fuck, i'm drawing a blank with all this damn noise around me.. i'll get back to this later but there's a few to start
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Post by XIZOR on 10/15/09 at 22:40:53
Ooo, I love Trainspotting. I forgot about that movie. Have not seen the other two.
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Post by NightShade on 10/16/09 at 04:22:32
A couple of great ones off the top of my head:

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
City of God
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Post by Roket on 10/16/09 at 06:32:40
The Men Who Stare at Goats, looks amazingly funny. Kevin Spacey and  George fucking Clooney. Anyone else see the trailers for this?
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Post by PureNRG on 10/16/09 at 23:07:19
I keep catching the end of the commercials, so i'm still not sure what its even about.. but Kevin Spacey rocks, so its all good. 21 was awesome if you haven't seen it

Strangeland is a movie Dee Snider did back in '98.. its about a guy who lures ppl to his house where he kidnaps them and uses them as piercing guinea pigs in an attempt to 'spiritually awaken' them. but he fucks up when he grabs a detective's daughter and is caught, reformed, and released into a society who wants him dead. its got Robert Englund and Linda Cartellini (when she was only 17 and still went tits-out)..

Lost Highway is a David Lynch movie that.. well.. is very hard to explain. in fact, if you watch it and understand it, explain it to me. oh yea, and Patricia Arquette gets her fuck on multiple times (she goes Betty Page in this one.. soooo hot) anyway, the initial premise inspired a short story I've been workin on for the last few yrs
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Post by XIZOR on 10/17/09 at 00:59:53
The Men Who Stare At Goats is, well....odd to say the least. I don't really understand what the hell kind of movie its supposed to be other than what appears to be something mildly funny. I generally avoid Clooney so I can't say I'm excited to see this one although Kevin Spacey is always the shit.

And I forgot to mention earlier when I asked for recommendations but don't bother recommending horror movies to me because I don't dig the genre at all. So, unless its something completely without a doubt awesome I probably won't watch it. I know, everyone thinks I'm crazy because I don't dig horror movies, I WANT to, but I'm sorry 99.9 percent of the shit that comes out of that genre is pure cookie cutter garbage to me. I do like the horror movies that are made to be completely fucking stupid though like Troll, Leprechan, and Poultrygeist (which was fucking hilarious).

Although, I did watch Quarantine last week and I thought it was pretty fucking cool for a zombie movie. It stars Deb from Dexter and its shot in the kinda realistic Cloverfield/Blair Witch shakey cam style and while it wasn't a completely amazing movie I thought it was pretty fucking cool for what it was.

I'm a little hesitant to try your recommendations NRG because well, your you, but you did name drop Trainspotting so I have to give you credit for that one and since I've already seen all the movies Nina threw at me I had to go with Nightshades picks because I trust his opinion and rented City of God today. I'll probably watch it later or something but I may check out Lost Highway. I just remember having the soundtrack to it years ago because Billy Corgan from The Smashing Pumpkins did it.
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Post by PureNRG on 10/17/09 at 06:13:33
yea, the soundtrack was epic.. "Eye" is one of my favorite SP songs. and the Bowie songs are awesome too

Strangeland had a bad ass soundtrack as well... probably one of the best I've heard period. the movie is good but its an aquired taste. remember, it was directed by Dee Snider
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Post by XIZOR on 10/17/09 at 09:28:50
Watched City of God. Absolutely amazing. Excellent recommendation Night. Just fantastic and completely my style.
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Post by Roket on 10/18/09 at 08:21:05
The Box, want to see this just because its from the same director as Donnie Darko.. interesting? Not too sure of the plot, the trailer is confusing tbh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o6PVOoTrCk


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Post by Psycho SΣ7ΣN on 10/19/09 at 12:53:31

Roket wrote on 10/18/09 at 08:21:05:
The Box, want to see this just because its from the same director as Donnie Darko.. interesting? Not too sure of the plot, the trailer is confusing tbh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o6PVOoTrCk



I agree. Loved Donnie Darko!

Paranormal Activity was pretty good. Girl had a rockin body.
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Post by Roket on 10/23/09 at 04:12:26
I just found out that there was a "sequel" to Donnie Darko but with Samantha Darko as the main character! Have you seen it P7? Im gonna try and find it tomorrow or Sunday.
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Post by O8LIV3R8 on 10/23/09 at 04:37:26

Roket wrote on 10/23/09 at 04:12:26:
I just found out that there was a "sequel" to Donnie Darko but with Samantha Darko as the main character! Have you seen it P7? Im gonna try and find it tomorrow or Sunday.

I just watched S. Darko. God-fuckin-awful. Don't watch it.
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Post by Roket on 10/23/09 at 06:24:48
didnt take your advice and watched a bootleged version.. was okay for what it was but didnt like it much. Samantha and her friend were pretty hot though.
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Post by Imtwistedtoo on 10/23/09 at 07:01:20
Last movie I watched was CAVEMAN on cable.
Hadn't seen it in a while.
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Post by Psycho SΣ7ΣN on 10/23/09 at 12:53:55

Roket wrote on 10/23/09 at 04:12:26:
I just found out that there was a "sequel" to Donnie Darko but with Samantha Darko as the main character! Have you seen it P7? Im gonna try and find it tomorrow or Sunday.



S. Darko tried TOO hard to be like the first one, and it failed miserably, made no sense, and went no where. I was actually waiting, and waiting....and waiting for the movie to finally be over. First time in a while where I was looking forward to the credits. It got so boring and was all over the place.

Rocket - watch it once just to say you saw it being a Donnie Darko fan and all. And then never watch S. Darko again.


I heard the original director of the first one, skipped S. Darko, but will be returning for a second sequel. Hope he does much better.
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Post by PureNRG on 10/23/09 at 19:51:33
Zombieland is fucking EPIC.. that is all
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Post by Roket on 10/23/09 at 23:34:25
hopefully the next sequel gets to be in theatres for awhile.

forgot about zombieland, Ill check that out tonight if nothing is going on.
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Post by PureNRG on 10/23/09 at 23:50:15
if you dug on Shaun of the Dead then you'll like this.. not to mention that Emma Stone is fucking hot
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 10/24/09 at 18:27:00
I went to Paranormal Activity the other night.... its only about the scariest movie I think I have ever seen! It totally rocked! And its one of those "event" movies that you have to see in theaters. I have a feeling that its just not going to work as well when you are at home, watching it on DVD. So if you want to see Paranormal Activity, get your ass out to a theater and watch it!
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Post by PureNRG on 10/24/09 at 18:29:41
a couple friends of mine wanna go see it after we do this haunted trail thing (dont laugh, its fucking good).. I'm on the fence since I already been to a movie this week
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Post by Psycho SΣ7ΣN on 10/24/09 at 19:31:47
PA was a great movie but Zombieland was better.
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Post by XIZOR on 10/24/09 at 21:10:11
I checked out The Diving Bell and the Butterfly the other day before the Borderlands epidemic ensued and thought it was pretty damn good. Nightshade sir, you are free to recommend anything else because your picks have been masterful.

I also watched The Reader last week. Very good flick. You might like it Night.

As for going to the theaters I just don't see anything else the rest of the year thats going to drag me to the movies. I think Inglorious Basterds was the last good movie worth going to see for me anyways.
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Post by Psycho SΣ7ΣN on 10/25/09 at 02:38:48
Anyone see Terror Firmer yet? If not, you gotta see it!
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Post by NightShade on 10/25/09 at 07:45:39

XIZOR wrote on 10/24/09 at 21:10:11:
I checked out The Diving Bell and the Butterfly the other day before the Borderlands epidemic ensued and thought it was pretty damn good. Nightshade sir, you are free to recommend anything else because your picks have been masterful.

I also watched The Reader last week. Very good flick. You might like it Night.

As for going to the theaters I just don't see anything else the rest of the year thats going to drag me to the movies. I think Inglorious Basterds was the last good movie worth going to see for me anyways.


Yeah, Reader was pretty good. I think I liked Revolutionary Road a bit better though. I saw "A Serious Man" today at the theater (the latest Cohen Brothers movie), and while I think it was quite good, my opinion is skewed by the fact that some douchebag was laughing throughout the whole god damned movie.

Anyhoo... as for other obscure but good movies, these two I think I've mentioned here before, but "Waltz with Bashir", "4 months, 3 weeks, and 2 days",  The Host, and "Dear Zachary" are all great.

Some other good (but only kind of obscure) stuff: Mystic River, Last King of Scotland, 21 Grams, Ordinary People, Awakenings, Being There, Regarding Henry, Sophie's Choice, The Fisher King, Hotel Rwanda, Before the Devil Knows your Dead, and a shitload more.
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Post by PureNRG on 10/25/09 at 10:03:55
jus throwin it out.. Hotel Rwanda sucked. I couldnt sit thru that movie, sorry

if anyone here is a fan of Kevin Smith, Jeff Anderson (the guy who plays Randal in the Clerks movies) made a movie called 'Now You Know' which Kevin Smith produced. I havent been able to find it, but from what I hear, its got a Smith feel to it with Anderson's sarcastic attitude. I swear, that man can have me crackin up for hrs.. just a suggestion
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Post by NightShade on 10/26/09 at 01:03:48

The Dizaster Child wrote on 10/25/09 at 10:03:55:
jus throwin it out.. Hotel Rwanda sucked. I couldnt sit thru that movie, sorry


Didn't have enough Keith Richards impersonators for your liking?

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Post by PureNRG on 10/26/09 at 04:20:29
LOL... that was actually Keith Richards BTW

nah man, my wife rented it so I sat with her for a majority of it... it just wasnt my cup o' tea. I guess I shouldnt say it sucked, but its not in my interests
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Post by NightShade on 10/26/09 at 07:12:13

The Dizaster Child wrote on 10/26/09 at 04:20:29:
LOL... that was actually Keith Richards BTW

nah man, my wife rented it so I sat with her for a majority of it... it just wasnt my cup o' tea. I guess I shouldnt say it sucked, but its not in my interests


I'm pretty sure it was Johnny Depp.
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Post by PureNRG on 10/27/09 at 03:29:04
you talkin about Sparrow's dad in At World's End? that was actually Keith Richards' old ass
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Post by NightShade on 10/27/09 at 03:47:42

The Dizaster Child wrote on 10/27/09 at 03:29:04:
you talkin about Sparrow's dad in At World's End? that was actually Keith Richards' old ass


I only watched the first one where the main character played by Johnny Depp was a Keith Richards impersonator. I didn't watch the other ones because the first one was so stupid.  But I must admit, it certainly was much deeper and more moving, much more significant and insightful, than, say, Hotel Rwanda.
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Post by PureNRG on 10/27/09 at 18:14:09

NightShade wrote on 10/27/09 at 03:47:42:
I only watched the first one where the main character played by Johnny Depp was a Keith Richards impersonator. I didn't watch the other ones because the first one was so stupid.  But I must admit, it certainly was much deeper and more moving, much more significant and insightful, than, say, Hotel Rwanda.


well damn.. checkmate
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Post by NightShade on 10/28/09 at 03:49:27
I forgot to mention Moon - I know I mentioned that to you guys before but it's an excellent scifi movie.
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Post by XIZOR on 10/28/09 at 09:55:14

NightShade wrote on 10/28/09 at 03:49:27:
I forgot to mention Moon - I know I mentioned that to you guys before but it's an excellent scifi movie.


Is that available for rent yet? That was at the top of my list of movies to watch.
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Post by O8LIV3R8 on 10/28/09 at 23:01:13
...anyway, I saw ZombieLand last night. Movie of the fucking year.
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Post by NightShade on 10/29/09 at 02:28:49

XIZOR wrote on 10/28/09 at 09:55:14:
Is that available for rent yet? That was at the top of my list of movies to watch.


Beats me, but I'd recommend watching it whenever it is available.
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Post by PureNRG on 10/29/09 at 02:32:42
Zombieland won an award last night at Scream '09 on Spike.. I dont remember for what tho but Woody came up and did the speech
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Post by O8LIV3R8 on 10/29/09 at 06:06:21

The Dizaster Child wrote on 10/29/09 at 02:32:42:
Zombieland won an award last night at Scream '09 on Spike.. I dont remember for what tho but Woody came up and did the speech

Yeah, he's really good in this movie. Goes fromm badass to showing good emotion.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 11/02/09 at 03:38:32
Anyone going out to watch "The Fourth Kind" this weekend? I really want to get my ass out to see it opening day, but I dunno if I will be able to make it. I'm gonna try though. An interesting idea, let's see if it picks up some of the "leftover hype" from "Paranormal Activity"

Speaking of P.A. ... I seen that movie a grand total of three times in the theaters. Loved it. Loved it. Fucking loved it. It's so much fun to watch (and listen) to an audience with that one. Every showing rocked!
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Post by O8LIV3R8 on 11/02/09 at 03:49:02
I saw Coraline last night. Pretty good.
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Post by XIZOR on 11/05/09 at 08:00:21
I rented GI Joe yesterday, and no not the live action abomination, but the anime GI Joe Resolute that came out the same day. Wow. Talk about awesome. THIS is what a modern day GI Joe should have been. As a fan this more than makes up for the theatrical horse shit. It was more mature, modern, and bad ass and while there were some minor minor changes, they were nothing that felt out of place to me. My only complaint is that the run time is only about an hour. I wish this could have at least been a two hour movie or a mini series like Afro Samurai because all it did was leave me wanting more. If you are an old school Joe fan I cannot recommend this little gem enough.

I also checked out Terror Firmer since a couple of you recommended it. Meh, it was pretty stupid. Yes, that is the point but I didn't find it as funny as Toxic Avenger or anything. It did have its moments and I thought it got better in the second half but overall it wasn't that great. Thats the bad part about movies like this though. Its a very thin line to walk between being stupid funny and just being stupid not funny and boring.

I checked out Reservation Road. Meh. It's ok I guess I just didn't really see what the big deal is.

I also rented Waltz with Bashir and Hotel Rwanda but I haven't watched them yet. Also got Taxi Driver, an old classic I haven't seen in a while.

Anyone else seen the Prince of Persia trailer? I have to say, I don't like Jake "Bubble Boy" Gyllenhaal in the slightest but he is a very convincing Prince...of...Persia (don't actually remember the characters name). The trailer was somewhat impressive. Might give it a gander when it comes out on DVD or something.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxTGmk_RO7k



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Post by O8LIV3R8 on 11/05/09 at 16:00:27
I'll give it a look.. after all, I loved Bubble-boy and Donnie Darko
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Post by PureNRG on 11/05/09 at 18:34:58
I don't remember if I mentioned it yet.. I know I meant to, but has anyone seen the trailers for The Last Airbender? it looks awesome, plain and simple

I also saw a trailer for a movie called Omega. I swore it was a God of War movie right until the end when they said the name of it
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 11/06/09 at 02:26:49
So do you guys want to see the next big film that's right around the corner? Here... impress your friends and show them the trailer for THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES this is another one of those movies that has been around forever and is finally going to be coming out in theaters (hopefully!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgK1asoWZnQ

This is going to be about as close as an old explotation film as your going to get. I'm super excited to watch this one!

EDIT: I wasn't kidding when I said forever. Originally this movie had a release date of Feb. 8th 2007 and for whatever reason it got held back. It looks like it might finally be coming out in early 2010.
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Post by NightShade on 11/06/09 at 03:51:06

The Dizaster Child wrote on 11/05/09 at 18:34:58:
I don't remember if I mentioned it yet.. I know I meant to, but has anyone seen the trailers for The Last Airbender? it looks awesome, plain and simple


It's directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and if his pattern holds true to form this will be his worst movie yet, perhaps bad enough to literally set the screen on which it is projected on fire.

I don't get it. I understand that directors change and evolve, I get that sometimes directors are one trick ponies and might run out of ideas, but the weird transformation from great movies like 6th sense down to what was one of the worst movies I've ever seen (part of - I couldn't bear to watch the whole thing; I haven't turned off a movie part way through in I don't know how long) makes no sense. And the weird part is it's been totally consistent - each movie he makes is worse than the last (IMO).

6th Sense - really good movie, lots of high expectations for his future.

Unbreakable - good movie, solid concept. Not groundbreaking like 6th sense but good nonetheless.

Signs - It was okay - it had plot holes and some stupid twists, but there were some good suspenseful moments.

The Village - Generic movie up until the twist, which may be the most forced, lame twist endings I have ever seen in a movie.

Lady in the Water - Just lazy, boring, stupid. Nothing about it was remarkable. Completely forgettable.

The Happening - Sweet Jesus. Worst acting I have ever seen from what are normally good actors. Terrible dialogue. Just absolute garbage, I can't even put it into words.

Last Airbender - I can't even imagine a movie worse than the Happening but he's defied expectations before.
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Post by Roket on 11/06/09 at 04:42:21
the last airbender does indeed look bad.. the cartoon was fine but this does look dumb.
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Post by XIZOR on 11/06/09 at 05:20:46
I thought M. Night Shamalamadingdong made that movie Knowing as well? I guess he didn't. Maybe it was just so bad and had similar retarded twists that when I watched it I just assumed his name was attached to it somehow. The Happening was the worst piece of shit Ive ever seen. Yeah, the idea of doing a live action anime (Avatar:The Last Airbender) is a fail anyways. Cause Dragon Ball Z turned out so fucking good and all.
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Post by PureNRG on 11/06/09 at 07:44:05
well damn LOL!! i thought it looked good
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Post by O8LIV3R8 on 11/06/09 at 16:02:21

XIZOR wrote on 11/06/09 at 05:20:46:
Cause Dragon Ball Z turned out so fucking good and all.

What A Tweest!

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Post by magnum on 11/07/09 at 16:03:09
The Poughkeepsie tapes looks interesting indeed. I remember that was all anyone was talking about back then because it was only 45 minutes up the road from where I used to live in NY. It's a really nice area, and that's why that shit was so shocking.


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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 11/07/09 at 17:46:47

Magnum wrote on 11/07/09 at 16:03:09:
The Poughkeepsie tapes looks interesting indeed. I remember that was all anyone was talking about back then because it was only 45 minutes up the road from where I used to live in NY. It's a really nice area, and that's why that shit was so shocking.


You know its kinda interesting that some of the worst cimes in the US tend to happen in "a really nice area" ... I mean obviously you got your crime that happens in the shitty parts of town, where someone robs a liquor store and shoots a dude on there way out.

But when you really get down to it. When there is some totally fucked up crime. Some dude is eating people or whatever. It happens in "a quiet part of town"

Maybe thats not really true... but it sure as hell seems that way.

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Post by XIZOR on 11/07/09 at 20:51:00
And its always some crazy white dude who seems normal as well. Black people should be scared of us cause we will fucking kill and eat them like fried chicken.
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Post by RoaDiE on 11/08/09 at 02:54:21
watched the first episode of halo legends. pretty cool imo. 18 min episode.

ill be getting the bluray in feb when it comes out (lol halo on bluray zomg end of the world 2012)
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Post by XIZOR on 11/08/09 at 03:58:32
Ima check it out after the Fedor fight.

ZOMG HALO f1NaLly 0NZ DA PS3!

In other Halo news another novel coming at the end of this month. More of a compilation/short story book but it features at least one story by Eric Nylund, the mastermind behind the best Halo novels, AND Karen Traviss, one of my personal favorite authors.
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Post by magnum on 11/08/09 at 15:30:04
Maybe thats not really true... but it sure as hell seems that way.

Everyone is crazy in a big city. When they're forced to act normal, that's when they snap. Little towns drive people nuts because there isn't much to do.

So.......who's up for some cow tippin?
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Post by PureNRG on 11/08/09 at 22:55:32
our 'quiet part of town' is an elderly retirement community.. you'd think it would be safe, right?

nope

about 4 yrs ago, there was an old man who lived by himself in one of these communities. he had a nurse who'd come by 2 or 3 times a day to check on him and make sure he was on his meds... well she missed a day, and when she came back, he screamed at her to leave as she walked up to the house. she thought he was just mad that she didnt come by the day before, but a few hrs later, there was a call to the local PD that some old man was wielding a shotgun in his front yard, screaming at everyone who drove or walked by. so the cops go out to see what the deal is.. well one of them walks up to the kitchen window to peek in, and there the old man is with his gun pointed out the window.. blew the cops head clean off. they ended up tear gassing the house and shooting the old man. turns out, he didnt take his meds the day the girl didnt show up

now all the local patrol cars have front plates commemorating the officer
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 11/10/09 at 16:38:15
Drag Me To Hell was badass,other than that i just got through watching the Berserk series for the trillionth time,thats always badass.if yall havent seen it,you need to.its from back in the day when anime was still kinda underground and not so formulated
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Berserk is one of the best anime's I've ever seen. The manga is simply amazing. My thumbnail is actually fan art of Gatts.
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Post by PureNRG on 11/11/09 at 15:52:02
my sister said Drag Me To Hell was lame as fuck, and they overcompensated the gore to make up for the boring everything else.. so that movie is 1 n 1 in my book
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 11/11/09 at 16:30:03
dont get me wrong,its no serious creature feature,but the story was well put together,i think its the morbid tones,especially towards the end,that got me into it.and note my rating is as compared to other modern horror flics,wich isnt saying much.i would say exactly what i liked about it,but i dont want to spoil anything for anybody who might watch it
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Post by PureNRG on 11/11/09 at 18:05:00
meh, good way to put it. i'm sure i'll eventually give it a try once I get enough of MW2
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Post by XIZOR on 11/11/09 at 18:21:12
I played Sword of Berserk for the Dreamcast back in the day and saw a couple episodes of Berserk if thats the same one you guys are talking about? It was pretty cool. If its that good I may have to check it out. Its rare I find an anime I like these days that isn't the same rehashed shit from 400 others just like it.

Hotel Rwanda was pretty good. Waltz with Bashir was interesting, and while I liked the animation I thought it took away from the overall emotional impact of the movie. I would have preferred it to be live action instead of animated. Other than that it was fairly good but not great.

I also watched Slumdog Millionaire the other day and I thought it was pretty damn good. I was hesitant to watch it because I didn't think it looked all that good and the premise sounded kind of lame but its actually really good.
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Post by SynthR on 11/12/09 at 19:08:21
Yea, its the same Berserk series. It's slow at times but overall it's a ripping good yarn.
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Post by SynthR on 12/04/09 at 05:27:38
I'm putting this here instead of hijacking a thread.

2012 exceeded expectations. It's a typical "blockbuster" movie so full of cliches, redundancy and blatant American patriotism that it's hard not have a laugh at. I seriously believe the people who put this movie together had no concept of how politics and our society works.

They invented multiple technologies that have no way of existing, like a computer program that can graphically replicate a tidal wave to exact specifications and then give the precise time of impact, all of which is installed on Air Force One.

Whatever. I can rip this movie apart and you can tell I wasn't impressed by it. Honestly, this movie felt like those rides you go on at Wonderland or maybe Universal Studios where you sit in a chair that moves to what's happening on the screen. That's what this entire movie is. Worst case scenerio, driving cars through falling buildings, planes through volcanic eruptions and outrunning massive dust clouds on foot. Fuck this movie.
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Post by XIZOR on 12/04/09 at 07:02:20
Well, that is pretty much what I expected the movie to be honestly so I'll probably give it a rent when it comes out on DVD so I can jerk off to the disaster porn.
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Post by magnum on 12/04/09 at 13:05:48
That's a damn shame. I was hoping this movie would bring some truth and light to what is to come.

I actually was thinking about manufaturing hard hats. Hell of an idea huh?
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Post by SynthR on 12/04/09 at 14:30:10
Ha, truth and hard hats. I think you're on to something here. Quit your job immediately and start financing this venture.
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Post by RoaDiE on 12/04/09 at 16:54:45
I also saw 2012 and i enjoyed it.

Yes, coming into the movie I knew the plot and everything would be outrageous, and yes at times it was comedic. But thats what I expected. Hell, all I really wanted to see was the world being destroyed and seeing giant waves crash through our cities. It did an admirable job of that. Was awesome to see the USS JKF crash into the White House!

If you want a good watch for 2 and half hours, its worthwhile imo. Its no academy award winner, but who really expects it to be, its just eye candy and fun. Hell the acting isn't even that bad. Cusack is pretty good.

And Synthr, that movie gave British Columbia mad props. We got mentioned like 4 times!! I went nuts in the theatre when that shit happened lol.

"Don't you remember what we all vowed in BRITISH COLUMBIA!"

"Yes, I know. I remember BRITISH COLUMBIA"

Awesome, BC represent.
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Post by SynthR on 12/05/09 at 15:06:14
The chaos was fun to watch, I will admit that. Everything else, not so much. I guess eye candy isn't enough for me. My "What the Fuck?" radar went off every couple of seconds during the movie hindering my enjoyment.
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Post by Roket on 12/10/09 at 05:38:09
dont see Transylmania or w/e its called.. it was fucking terrible. Had some tits in it but almost every girl you want to see naked keeps their clothes on.. fuck that.
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Post by XIZOR on 12/10/09 at 09:28:28
You thought that would actually be good? Looks like epic fail of the year. And they have this stuff called "porno" where girls get naked and have sex and all kinds of shit if that's what you are looking for.
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 12/10/09 at 11:21:03
watched cowboy bebop...again,still awesome though

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Post by SynthR on 12/10/09 at 14:11:45
If you haven't seen it yet, Samurai Champloo is also really good. Made by the same people that did Bebop.
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Post by Roket on 12/10/09 at 18:05:33
watched it because a lady friend wanted to see it..next time Im picking the movie.

any other good movie suggestions? Thinking about picking up another movie but not sure yet. Public Enemies looks pretty good, has anyone seen this?
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 12/14/09 at 06:18:45

SynthR wrote on 12/10/09 at 14:11:45:
If you haven't seen it yet, Samurai Champloo is also really good. Made by the same people that did Bebop.


ive seen it ,was alright,but not nearly as good as cowboy bebop
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Post by Roket on 12/14/09 at 06:48:24
anyone gonna go see this Avatar movie? Thinking about it only because I want to see dinosaur like creatures fight machines. Seems appealing. I dont really give a shit about anything else other than the Sherlock Holmes movie.
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Post by XIZOR on 12/14/09 at 07:09:37
I kinda do wanna see Avatar. I mean, it was done by James Cameron who did two of the best sci-fi movies ever made (Aliens, Terminator 2) so while I'm not completely sold on this new property I'm willing to give Cameron the benefit of the doubt as Aliens and Terminator 2 or two of my favorite movies of all time. That and I can't resist a good Syfy movie as we get so very few these days. Although we did get Star Trek and District 9 this year. I'm hoping Avatar will be a nice little surprise like District 9 was. If I do see it I will of course go into it with low expectations and hope that in the least the visuals/special effects will be cool. And its supposed to be in 3D and as you all know I'm a big fan of the current 3D movement in both games and movies.

Lets just hope its not a TITANIC disaster, HA! That is fucking funny so fucking laugh.
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Post by SynthR on 12/14/09 at 15:02:38
PEEEEHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! CLEVER PUNS MAKETH ME LAUGHS!

I'm probably going to check out Avatar this week to see what it's about. I'm fucking tired of Michelle Rodriguez and her dyke characters though. Can she not be lady-like in any film? She seriously gets type casted for the same roles every time, unless she dykes I mean likes them.
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Post by NightShade on 12/15/09 at 08:17:44
I just noticed In Bruges was on TV and remembered that was another really underrated movie I should have put on that list. It's poetic and it moves between comedy and drama effortlessly. A really unique movie.

I also recently saw Precious, An Education, Brothers, and Up In The Air. They were all actually pretty good. This is the best time of the year for movies, the run up to all the award shows. Fuck summer blockbusters, this is where the good shit is at.

As for Avatar, I'll probably check it out just to see what all the fuss is about as far as the technology and the whole "new way of filmmaking" stuff goes. The movie itself doesn't really interest me at all, it looks like plot-wise it'll probably fall flat. Who knows though.
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Post by XIZOR on 12/15/09 at 09:59:59
I love In Bruges. Hilarious movie.
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Post by Methid Man on 12/15/09 at 20:18:50

NapalmSanctuary wrote on 12/10/09 at 11:21:03:
watched cowboy bebop...again,still awesome though


If you like Cowboy Bebop, you might enjoy Golgo 13. It's just as badass as Cowboy Bebop, if not moreso IMO. I've posted a couple of eps in the video thread.

-- Sam the Methid Man

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Post by Psycho SΣ7ΣN on 12/21/09 at 17:56:06
Avatar was awesome and its a must see in 3d, otherwise its a waste to see it in non - 3d
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Post by PureNRG on 12/21/09 at 22:05:00
as far as Cusack goes, i'm actually a fan of his. I thought Hi-Fidelity was great and Identity was jus amazing

and Michelle Rodriguez is gay, so its not hard to see playing a dyke in everything she does. I mean, yea we get the picture.. like Julia Stiles fucking a black guy in every movie she does, we get it.. but its jus something she does. ironically enough, she cleans up goooooood. I've seen her look daaamn hot
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Post by SynthR on 12/22/09 at 15:46:03
Saw Avatar yesterday and it indeed was pretty awesome. The animation was amazing.

I agree and have often complained about Michelle Rodriguez.
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Post by XIZOR on 12/22/09 at 20:03:39
Going to see Avatar tonight because I've only heard good things. Seeing it in 3D of course.

Also, Family Guys second Star Wars spoof "Something, Something, Something, Dark Side" came out on DVD today. This one is a spoof of Empire and if its anything like the first one it should be hilarious. I picked it up on the way home from work today. Family Guy and Star Wars fans rejoice!
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Post by XIZOR on 12/23/09 at 04:38:53
Avatar is nothing short of amazing. Everything James Cameron was saying prior to release that I thought was just a bunch of hype is absolutely 110% true. The story is great, the special effects unmatched, and the 3D technology is leaps and bounds beyond what has come before it. All this combined does in fact total up to be one of the best movie experiences you will ever have. This was like seeing Aliens or Terminator 2 for the first time. Its just that ground breaking both from a story telling and special effects/technical aspect. I highly, HIGHLY recommend only seeing this in 3D otherwise you aren't getting the full experience. The tech Cameron invented for this movie can't be described. Go watch this in 3D and I promise you will leave the theater speechless.
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Post by XIZOR on 12/24/09 at 15:45:15
I finally got around to watching The Hangover yesterday. What the hell is everyone going on about? This movie was pure shit. It had minimum laughs despite a pretty good cast. Zach Galifianakis was the only one who had any funny lines and even those were few and far between. I'm glad I didn't waste my money to see this in theaters when everyone was hyping the shit out of it saying its the funniest comedy in years. Most unfunny comedy of the year.

I was a little disappointed with the new Family Guy Star Wars as well. Wasn't near as funny as the first one.

I did however get my Netflix account yesterday as a Christmas present from my dad. I love it already. All of the free streaming shit on the 360 is fucking awesome. I spent all night watching random shit and they even have a bunch of free MST3K movies so that is epic win.
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Post by NightShade on 12/25/09 at 03:50:29
I saw Goodbye Solo last night (I think it was Xizor who recommended it but I don't want to bother to go back and check). It was actually really good. Thanks for the suggestion, you rat bastard.
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Post by XIZOR on 12/25/09 at 05:02:48
Well I'm glad I could half way return the favor because your recommendations could not have been any better (City of God, Diving Bell and the Butterfly). City of God was one of the best movies I've seen in forever and I'm still trying to track down 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days.
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Post by NightShade on 12/27/09 at 07:59:42
So, I went to see Avatar the other night. The main reason I went was to see the fancy new-fangled technology and effects and all that 3d business and in general on that level it did not disappoint. The 3d wasn’t really the kind of transcendent thing that I had been hearing about, but it did definitely make it more immersive and made you feel almost like you were there. The animation was some of fluid I’ve seen and the world was amazing. A lot of the creature designs were really cool too (they reminded me a lot of the stuff from that Discovery channel special a few years ago called “Alien Planet”, which was awesome). The blue-skinned cat-folk, while I still think their appearance was pretty stupid, were animated really well and showed more expressiveness and believability than the actors did.

Which brings me to the acting… in general, it was pretty bad IMO. A lot of it was probably due to the poor dialogue though. Many of the characters were 2 dimensional cookie cutter stereotypes, and I feel like the movie would have been better had that not been the case. It seemed so overt that I am inclined to think it had to have been deliberate on Cameron’s part, but I can’t figure out why he’d do that. Maybe he wanted to simplify the humans so the non-humans seemed more real? I don’t know. Also, on a side note, this movie lifted REALLY heavily from the Native Americans, which I didn’t have any idea about going in. It was kind of a neat idea but I think it could have been a little more subtle.

I’m glad I saw it, but frankly I’m more excited about the future of this technology than I am for the Avatar movie / franchise itself.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 12/27/09 at 10:56:37
one of my friends rented Inglorious Basterds and District9 from RedBox last night, and invited me over to watch these since his wife isnt into cool shit.. at all

District9 - fucking awesome. AWESOME.. sad ass ending tho

Inglorious Basterds - Tarantino has still to disappoint. this movie was fucking win from the start. loved it
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 01/07/10 at 19:33:04
I picked up 28 Weeks Later on Blu-Ray ... since I'm snowed in today, I think I'll watch that one later on tonight.
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Post by Ø8LI√3®8 on 01/07/10 at 23:09:47
I vote we rename Avatar to "Mind-Blowing Blue Jungle Porn"
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Post by XIZOR on 01/07/10 at 23:43:39
I'm mostly enjoying movies I already saw earlier this year by watching them stoned on my new Blu-ray player...I mean, PS3: District 9, Watchmen:The Ultimate Cut, and Inglorious Basterds. All of which are stellar, excellent movies. I have to say, I didn't think Blu-ray was that big of a deal but now when I watch movies that aren't on Blu-ray they feel incomplete or like I'm being jipped.

I'm surprised no one has posted this yet. Shall be epic! Olivia Munn is supposed to be in the movie as well, as if I needed another reason to watch IM2 aside from Downy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6Olpjl_IrE
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Post by SynthR on 01/08/10 at 02:10:36
I'm looking forward to Iron Man 2, but seriously. Omega Red doesn't even look right and does every villain have to copy Iron Man's chest reactor technology thinger? Fucking Rourke looks like Lil' John.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 01/08/10 at 14:55:55
me and the sis had a movie night last weekend, since we kept having issues getting her on XBL.. anyway, we grabbed Adventureland. its that romantic comedy with that kid from Zombieland and that Kristen Stewart chick from Twilight. I thought it'd have been more funny with the Zombieland kid in it, but it came up short in the comedy half of the aspect. and that girl is so fucking retarded, it irritates me to no end. why she's getting so many acting gigs is beyond me, cause she sucks

we also got The Hangover. I too found it lacking in the funny department given that Zack Galifianokis was in it, but he did have a few parts where I was cracking up on the floor. it simply was not what it was hyped to be

lastly, we got Paranormal Activity. it wasn't exactly what I was expecting, being that it was portrayed to be entirely shot with a home camcorder, but it worked for what it was. it started out slow.. almost to where we were gonna bail on it and watch something else, but it did start to pick up at the last min. the ending seemed a lil.. forced? I dunno.. everything til then seemed creepy, and I could believe it happening, but the last min felt like BS.. that's the best way to describe it
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Post by NightShade on 01/09/10 at 04:16:40
Saw Crazy Heart and A Single Man recently. Crazy Heart was pretty good but probably overrated (though Bridges was quite good), but I think A Single Man was better. Really interesting characters and relationships.
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Post by Roket on 01/09/10 at 05:14:31
Iron Man trailer was pretty badass, want to see it.

cant say I watched anything cool lately other than Mr. Woodcock, which was pretty damn funny. Billy Bob Thornton is funny all alone.  
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Post by magnum on 01/09/10 at 15:19:48
The Iorn Man trailer did look bad ass.

I wanna see that movie called Eli. With Gary Oldman and Danzel Washington. Looks cool. Might check it out for my B-Day  :)
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Post by SynthR on 01/09/10 at 17:58:49
Book of Eli. Anything post apocalyptic, I'm there.
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Post by JJS on 01/09/10 at 20:30:45
The A-Team movie trailer got released. Looks like a typical summer action flick. I mean, shooting a machine gun out of a tank that's being dropped out of the sky with parachutes attached to it? What the fuck?

http://www.trailerspy.com/trailer/7502/The-A-Team-Teaser-Trailer
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Post by SynthR on 01/09/10 at 21:43:49
LMAO, are you fucking kidding me? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? This looks like a joke to me. A-Team is one of those things you can't duplicate. Each actor WAS their respective character and none of this seems right. Like Mr. T was Baraccus. You can't change that. Fuck sakes.
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Post by XIZOR on 01/10/10 at 03:12:20
Yeah, I heard about this a while back when Rampage (who is apparently leaving the UFC to pursue an acting career), who plays Baraccus, said he would be playing the part in an upcoming A-Team movie. Why would you replace Mr. T? It's not like hes doing anything besides making World of Warcraft and Snickers commercials. That shit looked stupid anyways but I do like Liam Neeson.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 01/10/10 at 16:04:14
at least the van looked sweet..

that Iron Man trailer looked fucking incredible, but Rourke is supposed to be Omega Red? that looks NOTHING like him whatsoever.. NOTHING. but was that Olivia Munn with the curly hair?? it was hard to tell cause I didnt feel like pausing it, but damn she was hot :)  and whats up with these Marvel movies portraying the heroes as celebrities? Spiderman 3 did the same thing with the award ceremony where Parker kisses Gwen Stacy and pisses off MJ.. I dont remember the heroes being revered as much in the comics.....
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Post by SynthR on 01/10/10 at 16:04:55
I've actually watched all the reruns of A-Team over the years and watching the trailer makes me sick. It just doesn't feel right.
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Post by magnum on 01/10/10 at 16:25:26
Otay.

Just when you thought Hollywood couldn't leave anything alone, we get this. Ohhh boy.

What are they gonna do next? Knight Rider? Renagade? Magnum PI????? Hawii 5 fucking O??????
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 01/10/10 at 16:29:47
they did bring back Knight Rider on network tv.. I dunno if its even still on, but they royally fucked that one up. I mean, c'mon.. KITT a Mustang? a fucking piece of shit Mustang? yea, go fuck yourself whoever thought of that. they coulda at least used a fucking Camaro since its the Firebird's sister car...
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Post by Ø8LI√3®8 on 01/10/10 at 19:31:58
http://lolwut.com/
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Post by Roket on 01/11/10 at 01:53:20
watching The Rocky Horror Picture Show tonight. Anyone a fan of this?

not a fan of the A-Team movie. wtf. Almost worse than The Karate Kid remake.
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Post by XIZOR on 01/11/10 at 05:35:47
I'm not a fan of Rocky Horror except for the fact that a lot of girls I've either dated or were trying to get with liked this movie so I've seen it a few times to say the least. I even went to one of those theatrical showings they do from time to time where you bring all these supplies like rice, a water gun, and I don't even remember the rest. Basically you use certain props during certain portions of the movie like throwing rice during the wedding scene or whatever. It was kind of fun just because it was a movie experience like no other. I was just pelting mofos in the face with rice and anything you got to throw or use offensively during the movie. I wish I could remember what all went into it but its been some years since I did that.
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Post by Roket on 01/11/10 at 06:25:58
they have those showings a few times a year in Vegas. Ill have to check it out some time just for the experience alone. I know my parents have been to it a couple of times.
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Post by magnum on 01/11/10 at 12:45:31
"they did bring back Knight Rider on network tv.. I dunno if its even still on, but they royally fucked that one up. I mean, c'mon.. KITT a Mustang? a fucking piece of shit Mustang?"

I knew about the network TV show they redid. I don't think it even lasted the season. The reason it was a Mustang was because Chevy said no to the show, and Ford said yes. I think that was alot of what went wrong.

My wife before I met her, loved the Rocky Horor Picture Show. OMFG sometimes I couldn't take it because it was all she'd talk about if the topic came up. It was part of the reason why I never went to see it. The parts that would only really interest me would be throwing toilet paper, and bagels and maybe popcorn.

Throw wet toilet paper and frozen bagels. Fuck yea!!!
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Post by SonsOfPride on 01/11/10 at 17:24:02
We're still watching the Dark knight after all these months. Its cool especially if blu ray whoo!
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 01/12/10 at 05:17:22
GM said no to Knight Rider but yes to Transformers? pfff, ok...
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Post by magnum on 01/12/10 at 14:29:07

The Dizaster Child wrote on 01/12/10 at 05:17:22:
GM said no to Knight Rider but yes to Transformers? pfff, ok...


That's the answer I read when that question was posed, and it was asked alot. I'd say Transformers was a better move anyway. I remember because I held some interest only because of what the show was.

Still never watched a minute of it though.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 01/12/10 at 18:13:53
agreed. that's why I didn't know if it was even still on the air. but why didn't GM say no? were they not allowed to do both?
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Post by XIZOR on 01/12/10 at 20:37:00
They probably didn't want their car to be featured in that failure of a show is what it was.

I think that movie Moon came out on DVD and shit today. I'm gonna see if I can't grab a copy on the way to work. I've heard so much about it.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 01/14/10 at 23:45:13
Real quick like before I head out to work, I wanted to pop in and see if everyone has heard the news. Sony is going to reboot the Spider-Man franchise. That means a whole new cast, script, director. Everything. The word on the street is that they're looking to make the new Spidey film "a more realistic and gritty approach" to the franchise.

Goddamn Batman! Thanks to success of that film it seems like every franchise is getting a "gritty reboot" done to it. If you guys remember right the last word on the Superman Franchise was the exact same thing. Series reboot. Gritty. Realistic.

I'll talk more later when I get home from my new job at the theater, wish me luck guys!
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Post by XIZOR on 01/15/10 at 00:14:03
Yeah, it seems to be all the buzz right now. I don't really care either way because I thought all the Spider Man movies sucked--I either turned them off or walked out halfway through--and the casting for those movies were the worst of any movies ever (Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunce cap, Topher Grace and as Venom is the worst decision ever). Not to mention I think Spider Man as a character is gay as fuck so I'm all for a reboot because it couldn't be too hard to make a better Spider Man movie. I also don't see how "grittier" is a good fit for Spider Man. Spider Man isn't supposed to be gritty and dark, but if they make it work then hey....I like gritty and dark.

And I wish everyone would shut up about Sam Raimi. While I give him credit for having the movie, characters, and fan boys best interests at heart when making the Spider Man movies, they still sucked. Along with every movie hes ever made. Not to mention he was in that awful tv show Xena Warrior Princess.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 01/15/10 at 06:19:19
there were some elements in those movies that I liked, like how his webbing actually came from him rather than some stupid pellet he had to make with some home chemical kit. it only makes sense that being bit by a spider and getting spider-like powers would also yield his ability to create webbing

yea, Topher Grace and Venom was a horrible fucking idea.. his rep as Eric on That 70s Show will ruin him every being taken seriously as a tough guy character in anything - ever  
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 01/15/10 at 19:29:01

The Dizaster Child wrote on 01/15/10 at 06:19:19:
there were some elements in those movies that I liked, like how his webbing actually came from him rather than some stupid pellet he had to make with some home chemical kit. it only makes sense that being bit by a spider and getting spider-like powers would also yield his ability to create webbing

yea, Topher Grace and Venom was a horrible fucking idea.. his rep as Eric on That 70s Show will ruin him every being taken seriously as a tough guy character in anything - ever  


Stan Lee is on the record for saying that he loved the idea of having Spider-Man's DNA being genetically altered to shoot the webbing as opposed to him having the mechanical shooters. He also went on to say that if the idea of gene altering would have been around when he first created the character that would have been the rout he would have took.

I think if Stan Lee is fine with those changes made to the character... everyone else should relax just a bit.  8-)

Personally I loved the first two Spider-Man films. Don't care what anyone else says, that was great casting, great acting, excellent writing, very well written, produced, top notch special effects. Everything about them was spot on.

I've never been a big fan of people who use the "well in the comics the characters were like this..." argument. Because this isn't the comics. This is a major motion picture adaptation. Key word being adaptation. I think you have to take the overall 60 years (or whatever) of comics, get a feel for the character, take what works and then adapt it to the big screen. Not simply copy what was done in print.

The reason why I have a problem with Sony saying they want to make a "dark and gritty" version of the character is because at that point they are no longer attempting to embrace the characters history and adapt it to the big screen. They're instead throwing it out the window and saying "look at all the money The Dark Knight made! We need a Gritty and Realistic Spider-Man film ASAP!!!!"

Plus if Sony Pictures doesn't do anything with the character the rights revert back to Marvel Entertainment. Sony would rather put out a mediocre Spider-Man film that makes loads of money once every three or four years, than let the character slip back to Marvel. It's nothing really against Sony Pictures either, every studio does it. Fox is doing the same thing with the Fantastic Four franchise. That is the unfortunate business side of Hollywood.

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Post by The Dizaster Child on 01/16/10 at 00:25:00
thats the thing, there already IS a dark, edgy Spiderman.. the black symbiote that turned Eddie Brock into Venom. the third movie was correct in it attaching itself to Parker first, then Brock.. and the black Spiderman was spot-on. in order for the production company to make a dark Spidey, they'd have to spam the Symbiote/Maximum Carnage saga.. which I have NO problem with whatsoever

I too liked the casting, minus Kirsten Dunst. she's annoying period.. they coulda found someone better, they just went with someone famous

I watched a dvd where they interviewed Stan Lee and I remember him saying how he had a hand in alot of the decision making processes, and was happy with every movie so far (except for the Hulk). there were some things I liked over the way the comics had them, like the aforementioned webbing
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I recently got the latest set for Entourage.
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Post by Psycho SΣ7ΣN on 01/28/10 at 12:50:28

XIZOR wrote on 01/15/10 at 00:14:03:
Yeah, it seems to be all the buzz right now. I don't really care either way because I thought all the Spider Man movies sucked--I either turned them off or walked out halfway through--and the casting for those movies were the worst of any movies ever (Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunce cap, Topher Grace and as Venom is the worst decision ever). Not to mention I think Spider Man as a character is gay as fuck so I'm all for a reboot because it couldn't be too hard to make a better Spider Man movie. I also don't see how "grittier" is a good fit for Spider Man. Spider Man isn't supposed to be gritty and dark, but if they make it work then hey....I like gritty and dark.

And I wish everyone would shut up about Sam Raimi. While I give him credit for having the movie, characters, and fan boys best interests at heart when making the Spider Man movies, they still sucked. Along with every movie hes ever made. Not to mention he was in that awful tv show Xena Warrior Princess.



They managed to kill the Venom story in under 2 hours. Thats friggin amazing. All they needed to do was take 2 steps: Choose the worst actor to play as Venom, and second, throw him in an already mess of a story and completely obliterate his character.

No wonder they needed to reboot the franchise, what else were they gonna do?

Stick to your new Evil Dead/Army Of Darkness project Sam Raimi, leave Marvel alone.
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Post by XIZOR on 02/22/10 at 01:05:58
Possible Batman 3 Plot Details.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/BrentSprecher/news/?a=14222
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Post by XIZOR on 03/19/10 at 20:10:52
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u8vZwvP57Y

I hope this doesn't fail because everything Aliens and Predator related has for quite some time now but I won't be able to resist going to see this. The trailer looks kind of cool though. I just hope its rated R and not PG-13 but I wouldn't be surprised if that happens.
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Post by DoktorStrychnine on 03/20/10 at 02:58:31

XIZOR wrote on 03/19/10 at 20:10:52:
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I heard that if a trailer is epic, the movie sucks, but if a trailer sucked, the movie is awesome. This trailer was okay... The movie must fucking rape!
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Post by TMShan88 on 03/20/10 at 06:23:17
Just bought scanners. Haven't seen it in ages, the final fight at the end of the movie is epic. I'd love to see a behind the scenes on how they did the special effects. Nowadays they'd just do that shit in CGI and it would blow bawlz.

Also got The Warriors and really enjoyed it. It reminded me alot of the odyssey.

clank clank clank come out and playyyyy
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Post by magnum on 03/20/10 at 14:41:54
That Pred trailer sparks my interest.

I agree too Xizor. I hope it's R also. When they PG-13 that shit, it's actually pointless to have a violent movie anyway.
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Post by LindaP on 03/20/10 at 15:49:29
The Crazies

The scenes were really well done and the story wasn't too bad. The ending sucked though.

Afterwards, I discovered it was a remake. I'll check out the original soon.
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Post by DoktorStrychnine on 03/21/10 at 10:28:27

LindaP wrote on 03/20/10 at 15:49:29:
The Crazies

The scenes were really well done and the story wasn't too bad. The ending sucked though.

Afterwards, I discovered it was a remake. I'll check out the original soon.

Hey, I was thinking of watching the Crazies with a buncha bros. If it worth watching? If it's crap, we're not gonna waste or money. Is it watchable or a bit of a rip off?
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Post by ThumperMan3000 on 03/21/10 at 12:55:51
Saw the 1980's version of Clash of The Titans.  It's a great example of stop-motion animation before stuff like South Park (especially the Medusa.)  Plus, the movie flashed a woman's nipple near the start.
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Post by magnum on 03/21/10 at 15:52:42

wrote on 03/21/10 at 12:55:51:
Saw the 1980's version of Clash of The Titans.  It's a great example of stop-motion animation before stuff like South Park (especially the Medusa.)  Plus, the movie flashed a woman's nipple near the start.


I absolutely love that movie. I have it on DVD too in original form. I swear to God, they better have not fucked it up with this new movie comming out. My opinion don't mean shit but, I hope they don't fuck it up. I'm gonna go and see it.

Andromeda walking out of the bathtub before she gets sacraficed was one of the most beat off moments this tweeny had.  :D
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 03/21/10 at 17:15:57
my sister wants to see The Crazies really bad. shes been having me look up trailers for it, trying to get me to go too. it looks good, but I have no spare cash.. I'm one broke cracka right now
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Post by XIZOR on 03/21/10 at 17:48:52
The Crazies looks stupid as fuck. Another cookie cutter wanna be horror movie that hollywood loves to put out at least twice a month.

I've never seen the old Clash of the Titans but my friend is really excited about seeing the new one because he grew up with the old one so I might go with him when it comes out. I have no expectations so we'll see.

I'm not really looking forward to anything this year so far except Predators which will more than likely fail.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 03/21/10 at 18:14:57
Ironman 2
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Post by XIZOR on 03/21/10 at 20:08:03
Yeah, Iron Man 2 should be good but I'm just not hyped for it anymore. I don't really know why. Doesn't seem like even that could drag me to the theaters. I'm waiting for something epic this year or unexpected like Avatar, Inglorious Basterds, Watchmen, or District 9. Those were all stellar flicks last year and some of the best movies I've seen in some time.
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Post by DoktorStrychnine on 03/22/10 at 04:45:11

wrote on 03/21/10 at 12:55:51:
Saw the 1980's version of Clash of The Titans.  It's a great example of stop-motion animation before stuff like South Park (especially the Medusa.)  Plus, the movie flashed a woman's nipple near the start.

so what if the movie's got like a single tit? you want boobage? Just watch porn or go for the Friday the 13th series or House of 1000 Corpses. Those got tits and chix!
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Post by magnum on 03/22/10 at 12:46:39
LOL. That was in the 80's. Boobs and ass in movies were tough to find back then.

If you watch the original now Xizor, you might think it kinda cheezy because you can tell it's from those days. The story is awesome. If you can get by the fact it's stop motion for alot of the movie for the non-humans, you just might like it.
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Post by ThumperMan3000 on 03/22/10 at 13:57:52

Magnum wrote on 03/21/10 at 15:52:42:
I absolutely love that movie. I have it on DVD too in original form. I swear to God, they better have not fucked it up with this new movie comming out. My opinion don't mean shit but, I hope they don't fuck it up. I'm gonna go and see it.

Andromeda walking out of the bathtub before she gets sacraficed was one of the most beat off moments this tweeny had.  :D


Unfortunatly, they may already have. Game Informer accuses the new version of riping off God Of War, and the plot is different (instead of saving Andromeda from the Kraken, it now involves Perseus saving Zeus from Hades, as well as Perseus' family geting killed by the God of Death himself.)

And the worst part of the remake: No Bubo.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 03/22/10 at 14:55:19

DoktorStrychnine wrote on 03/22/10 at 04:45:11:
so what if the movie's got like a single tit? you want boobage? Just watch porn or go for the Friday the 13th series or House of 1000 Corpses. Those got tits and chix!


sorry, but House of 1000 Corpses is a shitty example. Shari Moon Zombie is neither hot, nor does her body do a damn thing me with her skin and bones. now his Halloween is a different story cause it has Danielle Harris topless, who is by all means one of the hottest horror movie chicks ever (she was in one of the original Halloweens.. and the goth chick from Urban Legends)

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Post by LindaP on 03/22/10 at 15:44:35

DoktorStrychnine wrote on 03/21/10 at 10:28:27:
Hey, I was thinking of watching the Crazies with a buncha bros. If it worth watching? If it's crap, we're not gonna waste or money. Is it watchable or a bit of a rip off?


The story is . . . passable. The scenes were really well done. I say it was worth it. The story wasn't deep but it WAS entertaining.
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Post by DoktorStrychnine on 03/23/10 at 04:06:42

LindaP wrote on 03/22/10 at 15:44:35:
The story is . . . passable. The scenes were really well done. I say it was worth it. The story wasn't deep but it WAS entertaining.

It damn better be! It's like 9 bux a tic here!
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Post by magnum on 03/23/10 at 13:36:42
"Unfortunatly, they may already have. Game Informer accuses the new version of riping off God Of War, and the plot is different (instead of saving Andromeda from the Kraken, it now involves Perseus saving Zeus from Hades, as well as Perseus' family geting killed by the God of Death himself.)

And the worst part of the remake: No Bubo"

No fucking way. Just fucking great. I guess I'm gonna go in with little expectation at all.

I can never understand why if your gonna do a remake of a movie that was very popular.......change the fucking story?   :-?  
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 03/23/10 at 15:24:35
cause most directors and writers are arrogant enough to think their creative talents are good enough to take a classic, change it up, and think ppl will still love it.. never the case
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Post by LindaP on 03/23/10 at 15:49:13

DoktorStrychnine wrote on 03/23/10 at 04:06:42:
It damn better be! It's like 9 bux a tic here!

$10.50 over here. Crazy, I know.
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Post by DoktorStrychnine on 03/23/10 at 21:01:32

LindaP wrote on 03/23/10 at 15:49:13:
$10.50 over here. Crazy, I know.

No fucking way! I might as well stream it off StageVu or see it in Mexico.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 03/23/10 at 21:26:59
1. Buy iPod Touch (100-300 dollars).
2. blackra1n.com
3. Jailbreak said Touch.
4. Download all the free movies, TV shows, music, and games for free.

Best 100 dollars evar.  Unless you have 10 PS3s and you buy SARPBC 10 times  ;D
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Post by DeathStrikesBack on 03/23/10 at 22:21:22
How the fuck does shit like this fly?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repo_Men
'In the future, The Union has perfected artificial organs which can be used to extend lives. These organs are sold on credit and, if the consumer cannot make payments, The Union sends out its Repo Men to take them back, with no regard for the well being or safety of the person with the organ.

Remy, a Repo Man, suffers a heart attack and The Union gives him an artificial heart. Unfortunately, he cannot keep up the payments, and they send out his former partner Jake to retrieve it. While on the run, Remy meets Beth, who teaches him how to hide from The Union and the Repo Men.'

...geee, I wonder where I've heard this before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repo!_The_Genetic_Opera


'The movie is set in the year 2056; 26 years after an epidemic of organ failures devastated the planet. Out of the tragedy, the biotech  company GeneCo, run by Rotti Largo, emerged to provide organ transplants to the needy populace on a financial plan, making it affordable to anyone who needed one. Through his efforts, Rotti also got approval to create the Repo Men, assassins dispatched to deal with customers who default on their payments and made his company become a megacorporation, having influence from politics to fashion.'


...fucking wow. I would've sued.

I mean, at least the genetic opera has fucking zydrate anatomy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otdH3SLNx-s
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Post by DoktorStrychnine on 03/24/10 at 03:28:15
To Death Strikes Back

Repo Men?! That's like 'Where The Wild Things Are'. Some things just shouldn't be movies. I swear the producers think of these when they're dropping acid. Like 'Edward Scissorhands'. It was a great movie, but WHAT THE HELL WAS THE DIRECTOR THINKING?!
God what's next? The Giving Tree: the movie? Detroit: the Videogame (actually, this sounds pretty dank!).

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Post by The Dizaster Child on 03/24/10 at 03:34:53
they already had a Detroit game.. it was called Motor City Online
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Post by DoktorStrychnine on 03/24/10 at 03:50:43

The Dizaster Child wrote on 03/24/10 at 03:34:53:
they already had a Detroit game.. it was called Motor City Online

No, I mean Detroit like this epic motherfucker.


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Post by DeathStrikesBack on 03/24/10 at 03:57:47

DoktorStrychnine wrote on 03/24/10 at 03:50:43:
No, I mean Detroit like this epic motherfucker.



Oh, you mean

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Post by DoktorStrychnine on 03/24/10 at 04:03:35

DeathStrikesBack wrote on 03/24/10 at 03:57:47:
Oh, you mean
(that picture)

I'm not seeing Detroit in that.

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Post by The Dizaster Child on 03/24/10 at 05:54:08
what about this? this screams DETROIT!!!


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Post by DeathStrikesBack on 03/24/10 at 06:50:10

The Dizaster Child wrote on 03/24/10 at 05:54:08:
what about this? this screams DETROIT!!!



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Post by XIZOR on 03/24/10 at 06:54:38
Oh shit. Someone had to start posting mock movie/game posters.

























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Post by DeathStrikesBack on 03/24/10 at 08:18:25

DoktorStrychnine wrote on 03/24/10 at 04:03:35:
I'm not seeing Detroit in that.


So is the sound of the wind whistling through your ears a new feature? Or did that come with the standard model?
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Post by DoktorStrychnine on 03/24/10 at 08:35:50
To The Dizaster child: Yep! That's Detroit!
To DeathStrikesBack: Nope. Still not smelling Detroit.
To Xizor: It's Little Tortilla Boy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9pAv-z2ens

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Post by magnum on 03/24/10 at 13:26:59
Yea well.......I hope I don't live to see the day some asshole decides to remake Star Wars in his minds eye.

The world shall truely be over.
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Post by LindaP on 03/24/10 at 16:53:36
I'm liking those movie posters, Xizor.
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Post by XIZOR on 03/24/10 at 20:42:33

Magnum wrote on 03/24/10 at 13:26:59:
Yea well.......I hope I don't live to see the day some asshole decides to remake Star Wars in his minds eye.

The world shall truely be over.


That will never happen, but as long as George Lucas doesn't make any more either or the fabled episodes 7,8,9 I think we will be good. We wouldn't want his bullshit getting in the way of the continuity of whats already been established in the EU.

And Dokorstychnine, I've heard that guy before. He does a few of those jokes that are pretty funny. I've pretty much heard every comedian ever.
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Post by DoktorStrychnine on 03/25/10 at 01:48:29

XIZOR wrote on 03/24/10 at 20:42:33:
That will never happen, but as long as George Lucas doesn't make any more either or the fabled episodes 7,8,9 I think we will be good. We wouldn't want his bullshit getting in the way of the continuity of whats already been established in the EU.

And Dokorstychnine, I've heard that guy before. He does a few of those jokes that are pretty funny. I've pretty much heard every comedian ever.

If 'Little Tortilla Boy' was a movie, I'd totally be fucking down to see it. Check out 'The Stache-Off' in the video post section.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 03/25/10 at 02:23:31
its my understanding from Star Wars fans everywhere that a remake doesnt have to happen for a shitty Star Wars to come along.. Lucas' own Episodes ruined it before someone else had the chance

and DSB, that pic screams New Jersey, not Detroit
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Post by Edward Nashton on 03/25/10 at 10:20:18
I just watched Smokin' Aces 2 Assassin's Ball because I loved the first one, & I didn't expect it to be good, but I actually enjoyed it very much. I'd recommend it to anyone who liked the original...
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Post by Edward Nashton on 03/25/10 at 10:23:10

XIZOR wrote on 03/24/10 at 20:42:33:
That will never happen, but as long as George Lucas doesn't make any more either or the fabled episodes 7,8,9 I think we will be good. We wouldn't want his bullshit getting in the way of the continuity of whats already been established in the EU.


the EU is the true universe, & who knows, maybe George Lucas can do 7,8,9 when he is 90 years old and senile. Could be a riot.
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Post by magnum on 03/25/10 at 13:47:58
If that were to happen, I know the vast opinion of SW fans who have read the universe in any of the books, would want 7,8,9 to be the Thrawn Trilogy. Lucas doesn't need to be directing it directly. Who ever does it can rip it strait off Tim Zhan.

I doubt Lucas would just sit idly by though. Excuse my idiocy....but WTF does EU stand for?  :-[

I was wondering about Smoking Aces 2. I think I'll have to check it out. I was thinking the same thing.


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Post by DoktorStrychnine on 03/25/10 at 21:29:23

Magnum wrote on 03/25/10 at 13:47:58:
I doubt Lucas would just sit idly by though. Excuse my idiocy....but WTF does EU stand for?  :-[

EU stand for European Union.

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Post by XIZOR on 03/25/10 at 23:06:00

Magnum wrote on 03/25/10 at 13:47:58:
If that were to happen, I know the vast opinion of SW fans who have read the universe in any of the books, would want 7,8,9 to be the Thrawn Trilogy. Lucas doesn't need to be directing it directly. Who ever does it can rip it strait off Tim Zhan.

I doubt Lucas would just sit idly by though. Excuse my idiocy....but WTF does EU stand for?  :-[

I was wondering about Smoking Aces 2. I think I'll have to check it out. I was thinking the same thing.


Half this could probably go in the book thread but whatever.

Yes, the problem is that if he ever did make the episode 7, 8, 9 movies the books have pretty much already covered that era and every other era for many many many years after that. Personally I would like some movies based on the Old Republic because its a place in the timeline that's mostly untapped and untouched aside from the KOTOR games and the Bane books. I'm pretty sure eventually when they can't think of anything else to do with the books going forward or squeezing shit in between all the other books and movies, they will start from the very beginning and work there way back to the prequels. I've always wanted to know the complete origin of the Jedi and the Sith. Like, going WAAAAYYY back. Drew briefly touched on it in the second Bane book and I was intrigued.

And EU stands for Expanded Universe Mags. That is the excepted term for the books and comics as they "expand" the universe. I didn't know this either until I used to troll TheForce.net forums some years back until I got banned twice from posting there. Apparently SW fans are very rabid in their opinions and they didn't like mine. And apparently every forum on the internet doesn't let you post a string of profanities like TMA. I was unaware of this.

I can post there again now. My probation is over. But that place is a cluster fuck of differing opinions the likes I've never seen. TMA's console wars look like child's play compared to the shit that goes on on a SW board and I want nothing to do with that shit. The universe is what it is to me and it means something different to everyone thus I don't need my opinions tainted by other retards. Anyways, that has nothing to do with anything.

So I finally watched Zombieland the other night. What a piece of shit movie. That is an hour and a half of my life I can never get back.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 03/26/10 at 05:09:33
at least Emma Stone is hot

I sat thru this movie the other night that had Dane Cook, Jason Biggs, and Kate Hudson in it. it was pretty much like Hitch, but with Cook being a complete dickhead to his buddy's ex gf's while on date so the bf looks better and the girl comes crawling back. thats all I've seen lately and it wasnt that great at all
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Post by magnum on 03/26/10 at 13:24:54
Thanks. I feel enlightened already.

I also agree they need to get into the years when the Republic started. Like you said, the Bane books mention things, but if you really want information on that end for force users.....Get Jedi vs Sith - A complete guide. It told me alot of shit I didn't know, and sheds more light on where the "Force" originated.  


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Post by Roket on 03/26/10 at 19:08:06
I watched Funny People (funny and depressing movie at the same time) and The Box (which I didn't get, Ill have to rent it again). I suggest these movies to anyone.. Funny People was probably one Sandlers better movies in awhile, although I found Seth funnier. And what the fuck happened to Seth? He is fucking skinny now. Seriously what the fuck. He was a lot funnier as a fat guy.


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Post by DoktorStrychnine on 03/26/10 at 19:10:30

Roket wrote on 03/26/10 at 19:08:06:
I watched Funny People (funny and depressing movie at the same time) and The Box (which I didn't get, Ill have to rent it again). I suggest these movies to anyone.. Funny People was probably one Sandlers better movies in awhile, although I found Seth funnier. And what the fuck happened to Seth? He is fucking skinny now. Seriously what the fuck. He was a lot funnier as a fat guy.

Are you kidding? Funny People totally wasn't funny. All my buddies were groaning in heir seats. IT SUCKED.
Fat guys are always funny.

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Post by Roket on 03/26/10 at 19:13:14
I thought it was a good movie. Its not one of those movies that will have you rolling. Its more of a life lesson type of movie with humor thrown into it. I dunno I liked it.
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Post by XIZOR on 03/26/10 at 19:18:31
I thought Funny People was a terrible piece of shit and one of Sandler's worst movies in some time....which is saying a lot because his movies have been terrible for years. Funny People tricks you into thinking its going to be a "funny movie" with "funny people" but its really just a sad drama and story that goes nowhere and leaves you feeling very unsatisfied.

Against my better judgment I watched this because the cast is stellar and I thought there was no way it could fail. It also looked like the guys did a lot of stand up. When I saw interviews about it before hand they talked about how that was mostly improv and that they actually got out there and did lots of stand up again to try and capture the feeling of how it was to do stand up again because most of them hadn't in years. So, since I love stand up I figured that was going to be a big part of the movie and it really isn't. Not to mention most of the stand up parts aren't even that funny.

Sorry Roket, but I have to disagree here.

And yes, Seth Rogan's days of being funny are probably over. He was extremely funny when he first hit the scene in movies like 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up, but like most good comedians, case in point Adam Sandler, hollywood chews them up and spits them out and they eventually become un-funny. I don't know why this happens to pretty much every really funny guy who starts making movies, but its almost like clockwork.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 03/26/10 at 20:19:23
it also happens to comedians that get their own primetime sitcoms (Ray Romano for example). they do the show for a yr, it gets cancelled, then they disappear into obscurity. it's like a Hollywood curse... like celebrities dying every month
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Post by XIZOR on 03/30/10 at 07:51:02
I watched a couple good independent films this past week. "Synecdoche New York" and "Trade". No one probably cares though.
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Post by NightShade on 03/31/10 at 02:25:44

XIZOR wrote on 03/30/10 at 07:51:02:
I watched a couple good independent films this past week. "Synecdoche New York" and "Trade". No one probably cares though.


Never seen Trade, but I saw Synecdoche at theaters and quite liked it. It's not everybody's cup of tea but it's damn sure creative and original, and I liked it.

Edit: While I'm at it, go see "A Prophet". Fucking awesome movie.
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Post by XIZOR on 03/31/10 at 06:01:57
I have not heard of "A Prophet" before but now that I've looked it up it seems like something I would like. Besides, cool independent movies like this don't play anywhere near where I live. I had to wait for "Moon" to come out on blu-ray before I even got to see it. That movie was incredible btw. Sam Rockwell's performance with what was essentially just himself, was just amazing. Worth watching for that alone. At first I was like, is this CG or does he have a twin. The camera tricks they used combined with his awesome improv and acting skills made that believable as fuck.
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Post by XIZOR on 04/03/10 at 06:28:55
I watched Clash of the Titans tonight. Meh.

I never watched the old version so I can't really compare but my friend said the new one was pretty accurate to the old one as far as story and what happens.

The acting and script were fairly good. Nothing that really bothered me there. There were actually some good actors in this movie. Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes are two of my favorite actors anyways so they classed up what was otherwise a standard bland affair. But even those two couldn't really show off their acting chops when the movie really never got in depth with any character whatsoever.

I was slightly disappointed at the PG-13 rating simply because there are usually some titties here and there in Greek mythology stuff like God of War. Not that titties matter....wait, titties do matter! I want Clash of the Titties!

The movie didn't really feel epic though. The trailers and previews would make it seem as though this was almost Lord of the Rings epic or something so I was expecting a longer movie with lots of action and battle scenes and cool characters but I was severely disappointed. The worst part was they built that god damn Kraken up the ENTIRE movie and then when its finally unleashed at the end all it does is flail around in the water for a few minutes and then gets killed. There was nothing special about it other than it looked kinda cool.

The 3D is probably the worst 3D I've ever seen in a movie. I don't know if I was just spoiled by Avatars amazing groundbreaking 3D but I'm pretty sure it was just shitty. It was pretty obvious that the movie wasn't made for 3D but added as an afterthought. If you go see it I advise just watching it standard and save yourself a few extra dollars. You guys know I normally wouldn't say this as I love 3D so that goes to show you how poorly it was used here.

I have to say pass on this in theaters unless you are just a die hard fan. Its not that impressive on any level.
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Post by LindaP on 04/03/10 at 16:11:44
Damn, I can't believe how disappointing that movie is turning out. How can they mess up that bad on Clash of the Titans?

I've yet to watch it but some people is either telling me it's alright but not worth it while everyone else is telling me it's garbage.
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Post by eskuAdradit0 on 04/03/10 at 17:17:06
I just watched Ass Master 8: The final chapter.
Quite amazing graphics.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 04/03/10 at 20:21:34
when you say you expected it to be longer, was it just too short or did it just drag out? I was thinking of going to see it in the next couple weeks. and no, I havent seen the original

I watched Lakeview Terrace the other day. if you dont remember, it was that movie with Samuel L. where he was an obnxious and creepy neighbor that turned out to be a cop, so the neighbors being terrorized were fucked over... it was alright. not nearly as good as I thought it'd be. it was kinda short, but I was fine with that cause I'd have just been pissed if they'd had dragged it out. it also has the blind chick from Fantastic Four in it... she apparently has a thing for white meat. or orange rock
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Post by DoktorStrychnine on 04/04/10 at 11:19:08

eskuAdradit0 wrote on 04/03/10 at 17:17:06:
I just watched Ass Master 8: The final chapter.
Quite amazing graphics.

Is this a porno? It sounds like a porno.  
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Post by magnum on 04/04/10 at 15:24:16
I went to go see Clash, and I am one of the few here who loved the original.

I have to say 1st off is, if you go in thinking this is going to be like the original, your gonna be sorely dissapointed. If you can keep the 2 seperate entities, you might think it at least ok. It was actually Xizor that helped me not be either expecting much, or not surprized by anything.

There was only a few things missing from this one compared to the original.

No love story between Perseus and Andromeda. No Bobo except for a not really funny 10 second clip. Hades had no role really in the original. Medusa was cursed by Anphraditete (sp), not Hera. There was only one gifted weapon to Perseus instead of 3. The Kracken never killed all the Titans, he WAS a Titan. Calabus making the scorpions with his blood?

Ok...so there was alot.

I honestly told my 2 best freinds that are also die hard original lovers to just wait for a rental. It's ok. It's the same thing alot of people here have said about movies lately. You need more than special effects to make a movie great. The story was was there, it just didn't deliver.

It's a rental.  
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Post by LindaP on 04/04/10 at 18:42:53
I also went to go see Clash.

I can see why most people unanimously disliked this film.
-The plot is rushed
-For the time setting, the dialogue is poorly written (they said BITCH, for fuck's sake. I'm almost completely positive the word didn't even exist back then. Also contractions.)
-I made far too many jokes while watching it
-The fight scenes were poorly directed. I couldn't even tell what was going on half the time. Almost as bad as Batman Begins' fight scenes.
-Speaking of fights, the final battle is complete horseshit

I really didn't think anybody can mess up on epic mythology this bad.

I think Michael Jackson has worn Zeus' armor before. Jesus was THAT shiny.
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Post by PRS-man on 04/04/10 at 19:45:10
I just watched The Hurt Locker.
It's actually pretty good. Of course, I was expecting endless explosions, and, while I didn't get ENDLESS explosions, the one in the beginning is pretty fucking sweet. It's got all those fucking awesome slo-mo shit going on, with the E.O.D. (or whatever it is) getting launched in the air, blood splattering in his mask. I would have liked it if they showed the body, maybe his eyes blown out of his skull. Oh well. After that, the explosions (for the most part) disappear. I watched the copy Netflix sent me, and I don't know if this was the disk or on purpose, but it was like grainy and shit. Come on, grainy? Sure, I'm cool with some, but Jesus Fuck, tone it down please!
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Post by XIZOR on 04/04/10 at 20:25:16
The Hurt Locker was a decent movie. I only watched it because it was up for all those awards last month so I figured it was going to be amazing but I honestly don't see what all the fuss is about. It isn't THAT good. In fact, for a movie that was supposed to portray what its really like being in Iraq, even I could tell that it didn't feel very authentic and I haven't even been to Iraq. On top of that, while I appreciate the message the movie was trying relay, it wasn't very original. Plenty of other movies have done the whole "adrenaline junkie insane army man" plot before and better.
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Post by SLAYERx78 on 04/04/10 at 20:58:29
i just watched Solomon Kane, it hasnt got distribution in the states yet, but its a good flick, based on the character created by Robert E Howard. and District 9 , d9 was very good, i recomend both.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 04/05/10 at 03:48:04
I watched Sherlock Holmes the other night. It was pretty good, but felt like they tried too hard to make it like The Prestige or The Illusionist. The story was cool, and the characters looked great. And the ending left it open for a sequel, to boot.

I just saw an official trailer for RE: Afterlife. Looks better than the last one, thats for sure. On top of Milla looking insanely hot finally.. I might actually be looking forward to this considering I've already given up hope for them trying to do anything reminiscent of the games, so therefore, I just take them for what they are - horror flicks.
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Post by eskuAdradit0 on 04/05/10 at 05:09:42

DoktorStrychnine wrote on 04/04/10 at 11:19:08:
Is this a porno? It sounds like a porno.  


It's a joke. No such movie exists, unfortunately.
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Post by XIZOR on 04/05/10 at 08:45:22
Resident Evil flicks suck ass.

And I just recently added Sherlock Holmes to my Netflix queue simply because I found out it was done by Guy Richie. I've pretty much enjoyed every movie hes put out so far so I have no doubt that him plus Robert Downey Jr will equal win.
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Post by DoktorStrychnine on 04/05/10 at 10:14:53

eskuAdradit0 wrote on 04/05/10 at 05:09:42:
It's a joke. No such movie exists, unfortunately.

Phew. For a minute, I thought you were like that guy who was talking about 'Edward Penishands' a long time ago. I left TMA for like 3 days to violently puke.
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Post by LindaP on 04/05/10 at 14:40:35

XIZOR wrote on 04/05/10 at 08:45:22:
Resident Evil flicks suck ass.

And I just recently added Sherlock Holmes to my Netflix queue simply because I found out it was done by Guy Richie. I've pretty much enjoyed every movie hes put out so far so I have no doubt that him plus Robert Downey Jr will equal win.


Yes, they do suck ass.

I watched Sherlock back when it was in theaters. It was good.
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Post by XIZOR on 04/13/10 at 18:05:33


^This.

I rented Red Cliff on blu ray the other day and wow, just....wow. Astounding. I was totally floored by this movie. This is the best thing to come out of Asian cinema since Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon back in 2000. It is also the highest grossing movie in Chinese history.

To sum it up in a small phrase I would say: "Live action Dynasty Warriors" simply because it is a period piece about the end of the Han Dynasty which is pretty much the same time period as most if not all the Dynasty Warriors video games so it has all the classic larger than life characters like Cao Cao, Lui Bei, and Emperor Xian.

The movie was done by John Woo who is usually known for his gun play action movies like Face Off, Hard Target, and Mission Impossible 2. Not feudal China, Kung Fu type stuff, but he delivers on all fronts here.

Fight scenes are not the usual over the top Kung Fu movie affair here but are rooted more in reality than most Japanese action movies with more subtle, stylized action sequences instead of characters flying all around the room performing impossible feats. You still need to keep a slight notion of disbelief that comes with most Kung Fu or Chinese "stunt" movies, but nothing on the level you would normally expect. After all, these characters are those of legendary proportions. Warriors who did the unheard of on the battlefield anyways so the fact that they can take out multiple enemies at one time a la Dynasty Warriors style is in line with the surely embellished stories of these historical figures actions from back in the day.

The Asians' love for all things art, music, passionate story telling, and philosophical and spiritual mindsets bleeds through in each and every scene. This movie is so tastefully done in every aspect that watching it was almost like a breath of fresh air, feeling as though I'd almost forgotten the difference between good and great cinematography.

Cast, acting, script, and visuals are all impressive to say the least. The special effects are not your typical over the top hollywood crap but are more subtle and interesting. I still recommend watching on blu ray or High Def if possible. While it doesn't have huge Michael Bay explosions and giant robots running around all over the place the epic set pieces and visuals truly benefit from HD.

I recommend watching the International Version, or the "real" version. Its broken up into two parts both of which have a run time of about two and a half hours each....so you may want to set aside some time if you decide to watch this one because, yes, its epic to say the least. Maybe even view it in two separate sittings. I was so engrossed, hanging on every scene and word of dialogue that I just plowed through the whole thing in one sitting. There is a dumbed down version for American's which probably even has a shitty english dub and while I haven't seen it I would imagine its the lesser version being that its only about half as long.

I cannot praise or recommend this movie enough. My faith in Asian cinematography is restored. I haven't seen anything really good come out of the West in some time so this is the movie I have been waiting for and definitely one of the best pictures I've seen in quite some time.
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Post by magnum on 04/14/10 at 13:06:45
Sounds really awesome. I love me some Kung-Fu movies.

I'll be keeping an eye out for this.
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Post by LindaP on 04/14/10 at 19:39:04
Do Mystery Science Theater episodes count? If so;

-The Killer Shrews
-Hercules Unchained
-Hercules Against the Moon Men
-Prince of Space
-The Touch of Satan
-Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders
-Boggy Creek 2
-Time Chasers

God, I love this show.
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Post by XIZOR on 04/14/10 at 19:46:39
MST3K is the best show ever. Period.

Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders, The Touch of Satan, and Time Chasers are pretty good. I think my favorite one of all time is Hobgoblins. If you haven't seen that one do yourself a favor.

I still haven't seen every episode of the show. I sort of like to drag it out through the years that way I'll always have new ones to watch.
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Post by One on 04/14/10 at 21:20:59

LindaP wrote on 04/14/10 at 19:39:04:
Do Mystery Science Theater episodes count? If so;

-The Killer Shrews
-Hercules Unchained
-Hercules Against the Moon Men
-Prince of Space
-The Touch of Satan
-Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders
-Boggy Creek 2
-Time Chasers

God, I love this show.


Lol Time Chasers is hilarious hahah.
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Post by LindaP on 04/15/10 at 00:28:17

XIZOR wrote on 04/14/10 at 19:46:39:
MST3K is the best show ever. Period.

Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders, The Touch of Satan, and Time Chasers are pretty good. I think my favorite one of all time is Hobgoblins. If you haven't seen that one do yourself a favor.

I still haven't seen every episode of the show. I sort of like to drag it out through the years that way I'll always have new ones to watch.


My personal favorite is Prince of Space.

I haven't watched all the episodes either . . . probably because there's a million of them.

Have you checked out what they do now? Rifftrax. I've watched them commentate Spider-Man 3 and Jurassic Park. Great shit.
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Post by XIZOR on 04/15/10 at 02:18:51
Yeah, I'm aware of the rifftrax stuff but I haven't yet got around to watching any of it. I need to though.
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Post by LindaP on 04/15/10 at 02:25:11

XIZOR wrote on 04/15/10 at 02:18:51:
Yeah, I'm aware of the rifftrax stuff but I haven't yet got around to watching any of it. I need to though.

Yes. You do.

I just download the whole movie with the commentary intact. Almost a decade of absence and they STILL got it.
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Post by Roket on 04/15/10 at 02:35:22
could some explain what Mystery Theatre is about? Id definitely give it a shot if it sounds good.
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Post by XIZOR on 04/15/10 at 03:36:42
Come on Roket. You've been a part of TMA forever and you don't know what Mystery Science Theater 3000 is? We've only ranted and raved about it on and off for the last 10 years.

Basically its an older tv show where a guy and 2 robot friends he made himself out of spare parts are forced to sit and watch old shitty movies. To amuse themselves they just make fun of them the whole time. Its the oddest/most genius idea for a tv show ever. Some of the skits in between the movie itself aren't that funny at all. Sometimes I just fast forward to when they are just watching the movies, but the comedic genius of that show will never be topped in my opinion. Some episodes are better than others so if you've never seen it I wouldn't judge it by even your first or second viewing.

You can pretty much watch whole episodes on youtube. Just type in MST3K and give it a whirl. Most episodes are broken up into multiple parts but it isn't much of a hassle.


LindaP wrote on 04/15/10 at 02:25:11:
I just download the whole movie with the commentary intact. Almost a decade of absence and they STILL got it.


Where did you download it from? Their website? Last I checked the way it worked was you had to have an actual copy of the movie itself and then you sync it up with the rifftrack itself. My dvd drive doesn't work on my computer so this always seemed like a complicated way to go about watching them and probably why I never really pursued it further.

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Post by The Dizaster Child on 04/15/10 at 04:01:38
I'm glad someone explained what Mystery Science Theatre was, cause I've never watched it myself. sounds nothing like what I thought it was... actually sounds like fun. I'll try to find some episodes on Youtube.. on Friday. I'm fucked up off of cough syrup right now and cant hardly stay awake... fuckig allergies and cold

hey Dok, what the hell did I get?? did my allergies turn into a flu or something? my throat feels constricted and when I cough, it comes out wheezy and squeeky :(
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Post by XIZOR on 04/15/10 at 05:02:10
That tends to happen when you suck to much cock. Cut back to 3 cocks a day and you should be fine.
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Post by One on 04/15/10 at 08:51:15

XIZOR wrote on 04/15/10 at 05:02:10:
That tends to happen when you suck to much cock. Cut back to 3 cocks a day and you should be fine.


What the doctor tells your mom may not always work for others.

:'(
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Post by XIZOR on 04/15/10 at 09:34:59
Oh I remember you now, One. You hosted that show on MTV a while back that got canceled called Yo Momma! where people tried to cut each other down with 40 year old yo momma jokes. Didn't you also play that faggot foreigner on "That 70's Show" because that would make since as to why you'd make such a dated joke being that the show was based on such an old era.

Still waiting for Led Zepplin's Greatest Hits to come to Rockband so you can play Simon Says while you pretend to be a Cockstar on your plastic instrument?
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Post by magnum on 04/15/10 at 13:42:02
Plastic instument.......LOL

MST3K was fucking hilarious at times. Damn I forgot about them.

I need to be punched.
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Post by LindaP on 04/15/10 at 15:10:53
Me and Xizor making MST3K fans out of you guys. Fuck yeah.


XIZOR wrote on 04/15/10 at 03:36:42:
[color=#ff0000]Where did you download it from? Their website? Last I checked the way it worked was you had to have an actual copy of the movie itself and then you sync it up with the rifftrack itself. My dvd drive doesn't work on my computer so this always seemed like a complicated way to go about watching them and probably why I never really pursued it further.


Do you use torrents? I use a private torrent site along with some public ones. I can find a couple of torrents of Rifftrax for you if you'd like.
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Post by Hellbent on 04/15/10 at 17:59:53
Puma Man
The Hellcats
All of the Godzilla/Giant Monster ones
Fugitive Alien 1 and 2
Santa Claus Conquers The Martians
Master Ninja 1 and 2
All of the Hurcules movies
The Magic Sword
"Manos" The Hands of Fate
Secret Agent Super Dragon
The Brain That Wouldnt Die
The Starfighters
Red Zone Cuba
Lazer Blast
Devil Doll
Girl in Gold Boots
The Final Sacrifice
Space Mutiny
Time Chasers
Over Drawn At The Memory Bank
Merlins Shop of Mystical Wonders
Diobolik


The Final Sacrifice is my favorite. I fucking love that one.


I watched MST3K since they first started showing it on Comedy Central and the Sci Fi channel. Fucking love MST3K.

Infact i watch alot of movies on my X-box using Netflix and i rip on them with a few of my friends all the time. My friends at home arent into that. But a few online are. It's a blast to load up some 80's movies and just lay into them. It makes the movies so much more fun.

Hit me up if you want to rip on a movie sometime. You can only fit 4 in a party in Netflix. But if we used group chat, and syncronised our movies. We could have 8 people. That would be fucking fun as hell.

Hit me up if you'd like to try it. People without PC's could participate if we used Skype instead of X-box Live Party Chat. Since we all have computers.




I've been watching a bunch of chick flicks. Honestly they arent all that bad. Baby Boy, The Persuit of Happyness, Crash. I call anything that makes me cry like a bitch a chick flick i guess.

They are really easy to rip on too. Which makes watching them way more funny for me. So i guess in the sense that i like making fun of bad movies. Chick flicks are good because they do tend to have their moment, or at least a good point, or some good jokes. Then you can rip on the idiotic bullshit and how retarded the characters are so easily.

Plus just because it's a chick flick doesnt mean it is by a bad writer. I thought that cross dresser movie.... I think it's called Too Wong Fu. The one with Patrick Swaze and John Lequizamo was fucking hillarious. There was hardly a moment of that movie that wasnt funny and well acted.

Actually that's more of a gay movie than a chick flick but they are kind of the same genre really. I dont think i actually named a real chick flick yet.
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Post by Hellbent on 04/15/10 at 18:01:32
Also i would love some torrrents of Riff Tracks. Could you help me out please? I've known about it. But my bank account is... well i dont use it for now. So i cant buy shit online.

I could probably find them. But you sound like you have a good source. Thanks for any help.

Also remember not to post any links to torrents or anything. That could cause nightshade some misery.
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Post by XIZOR on 04/15/10 at 18:36:04
I watched Puma Man last night actually. That's one of my favorites as well. Since MST3K was brought up here I had the urge to look some of them up on youtube considering I lost almost my entire collection of MST3K a couple years ago. Puma Man was one of the first ones to come up so I couldn't resist. Space Mutiny is also great. I started that one was well. Probably finish it up tonight.

And I would like some of those rifftrax torrents. That would be sweet.

"Hit me up if you want to rip on a movie sometime. You can only fit 4 in a party in Netflix. But if we used group chat, and syncronised our movies. We could have 8 people. That would be fucking fun as hell."

Its funny you bring that up because that's pretty much exactly what I've always wanted to do with Netflix on Xbox Live. When the feature was first announced, and even when it was announced as a normal feature outside of Netflix, that is what I've always envisioned doing with it. Just syncing up shitty movies and ripping on them. I'd totally be down with this. Maybe get Nightshade in on it and whoever else. We need at least 3 people to make it MST3K worthy.
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Post by Hellbent on 04/15/10 at 18:50:16
Nah dude all you need is 2 people. Dont be a dildo.

I will try and get others in on it. But i doubt many will be up for it. We should try one. It'll be fuckin fun!
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Post by XIZOR on 04/15/10 at 18:55:56
Well the thing is I'd prefer to use Live with Netflix but you know that we cannot be in the same party together if its just me and you so that is mostly why I was thinking a third would be ideal. Besides, I've always wanted to do a TMA MST3K thing. I lost my headset that has a mic for my PC so that is kind of out of the question.
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Post by Hellbent on 04/15/10 at 19:05:54
You could buy one for 20 bucks. Surely there a radio shack or walmart near you
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Post by XIZOR on 04/15/10 at 19:24:20
Honestly my roommate might have my PC headset. He isn't home this week so maybe I can rummage through his shit and find it. I'd still prefer Live with Netflix simply because it would just be easier aside from our connection issues. I bring up Nightshade because I know he has Live and Netflix and he could round out our comedy troupe powerhouse nicely. I'm not sure who else here has Netflix and Live or if anyone is a fan of this sort of silliness but anyone could join us actually.

And I've never used the Netflix party feature. How does it work exactly? Does it just sync up the movies for everyone and that's pretty much it?
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Post by Hellbent on 04/15/10 at 20:17:03
It syncs the movie up, and you can make your avatar do like 7 different actions with 3 different random animations for each action.

It's easy enough to sync movies using mics. But that perfect sync without any work is nice. It also works for movies you downloaded onto your x-box i believe.

At any rate. If you got the PC mic i bet it would work more easily. Also those using PS3's can jump in too
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Post by LindaP on 04/17/10 at 15:50:20
I found some good ones.

Various films such as X-Men, Terminator 3, Transformers . . .

Twilight

Enjoy, guys. Hope you like them.

They also do guest star appearances from time to time. The Jurassic Park one was with Mike Nelson and Weird Al. Naturally, it was hilarious.
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Post by Obliverate on 04/18/10 at 03:07:26
I saw Kick-Ass. Go see it
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Post by XIZOR on 04/18/10 at 04:44:37
Looks fucking gay to me but I'll reserve judgment until I hear more good things.
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Post by LindaP on 04/18/10 at 13:20:03
I watched it.

If you didn't read the comic, check it out. It's great.

If you DID read the comic, you'll be entertained but most likely peeved by the significant changes they made.
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 04/18/10 at 13:45:23

LindaP wrote on 04/18/10 at 13:20:03:
I watched it.

If you didn't read the comic, check it out. It's great.

If you DID read the comic, you'll be entertained but most likely peeved by the significant changes they made.

as much as i despise comic book hero bullshitt , kick-ass looks freakin awesome , definitely gonna see that one
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Post by Obliverate on 04/18/10 at 16:01:54
From the trailers I thought it'd be alright, but it is WAY better than them.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 04/18/10 at 21:37:33
the chick with the purple hair looks like my ex-wife when she was 13.. kinda weird

I know its been out for a while, but I watched Rob Zombie's Halloween 2 last night. I like how this felt more like Zombie than the first one did with the visuals, gore, and camera effects. and even tho he doesn't quite follow the original storylines, I still like his renditions of this series. and it was left open for a third :)  alot of ppl bitched and complained that they didnt use the same kid to play Micheal, but it def wasn't a deal breaker for me
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Post by Hellbent on 04/21/10 at 21:27:59
http://www.asylum.com/2010/01/26/movie-mistakes-extras-teen-wolf-penis-back-to-the-future-kid/
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Post by XIZOR on 04/21/10 at 21:48:09
Ha, Roadie showed me that one from Back to the Future a while back. That shit is funny. Someone had to put that kid up to doing that.
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Post by Obliverate on 04/22/10 at 03:54:34
I'm sorry to those who like it, but 'The Losers' looks fucking awful. Dear god it looks bad.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 04/22/10 at 04:03:39
hahahaha, how did the editor not catch that kid doing that?

I've been seeing commercials for the new Robin Hood. looks bad fucking ass
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Post by XIZOR on 04/22/10 at 04:09:15
I would actually watch "The Losers". It will probably suck ass but it has the guy that played the Comedian in Watchmen so that's a plus. I won't pay to watch it, but I'd watch it.

I'll totally watch the new Robin Hood. Russel Crowe should make a good Robin Hood. Its going to be hard to take the place of the older version with Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman in my heart though. That was a classic.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 04/22/10 at 04:17:16

XIZOR wrote on 04/22/10 at 04:09:15:
Its going to be hard to take the place of the older version with Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman in my heart though. That was a classic.


this... but I like how it seems like they're deviating away from the whole Sherwood Forest/Sheriff of Nottingham part of the story.. it looks like they're gonna tell the part about Robin fighting in The Crusades. kinda reminded me of the battle of Mordor in the commercials I was seeing
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Post by XIZOR on 04/22/10 at 07:23:45
Yeah, it definitely has more of a Braveheart vibe than your typical Robin Hood tale.

Unsurprisingly, James Cameron has confirmed more Avatar movies. I for one, am pleased.

"Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron has revealed some key details about Avatar 2.

"We created a broad canvas for the environment of (the first Avatar). That's not just on Pandora, but throughout the Alpha Centauri AB system. And we expand out across that system and incorporate more into the story – not necessarily in the second film, but more toward a third film," he told The Los Angeles Times.

The writer-director revealed, "Part of my focus in the second film is in creating a different environment – a different setting within Pandora. And I'm going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative, but it just won't be a rain forest. I'm not saying we won't see what we've already seen; we'll see more of that as well."

Cameron said last month that although he has yet to seal a deal with Fox for a sequel, "everyone's highly motivated" to make one. (Yeah, a $$2,712,115,019 billion dollar worldwide gross to date has a tendency to motivate studios.) Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are already signed to reprise their roles as Jake Sully and Neytiri, respectively."

And I just heard about what will perhaps be the best action hero movie of all time. Its called "The Expendables". No need to know anything other than the cast...so here goes:

Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Bruce Willis, Randy Couture, Eric Roberts, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke, and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Its cool. Take a minute and just breathe. I know I just blew your mind.

The only way this movie could possibly have any more testosterone and badass-ness would be if it also had Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Vin Diesel, Steven Seagal, Randy Macho Man Savage, Duke Nukem, Hulk Hogan, and Jesus. But then things would just get out of control. That would be to much macho-ness to contain within the confines of one single movie.

While it looks to have a more serious tone, I honestly would prefer if it was just a parody of over the top ridiculousness the entire time with constant outrageous 80's action movie-esq fight and action scenes topped off with some classic one liners. I will also be disappointed if there aren't huge boobs flapping around through most of the movie.

Holy shit this trailer got me so hyped I went into a nursery and started punching out babies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6RU5y2fU6s
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Post by magnum on 04/22/10 at 13:44:25
That looks so fucking bad ass.

Forgot Clint Eastwood and Chuck Bronson. All these names mentioned is like a fucking army in its self.
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Post by XIZOR on 04/26/10 at 10:48:46
Yeah, so I bought Avatar on Blu Ray the other day. While I loved the movie when I saw it in theaters near the end of last year I was afraid much of what I actually loved about the experience would be the seeing it in awesome 3D with all its fancy bells and whistles up on the big screen. I was scared I wouldn't like the movie after viewing it a second time on my measly HDTV. I have to say that I still think overall this is a solid motion picture and rightly deserves its place as one of the most significant "pretty colored moving picture things" of our time.

True, the whole story itself is pretty much a culmination, cliche, and almost eye candy parody of everything I've ever loved about movies and story telling in general...but that's just what makes it fucking good. It doesn't break any new ground other than in the special effects, motion capture, and CGI departments but that's just a thick ass layer of icing on what is already a great movie and story cake as is. May be a little early to know if it will stand the test of time as greats like Aliens, the original Star Wars trilogy and Lord of the Rings, but I'd go ahead and put it in with those acclaimed pictures. Its just as significant and memorable as those movies in my opinion.

And while you could compare characters, scenarios, plot points, and acknowledge obvious parallels to real life stories and histories such as Pocahontas and other tales of how the white men raped the native American Indians or even our current war on "terror" as inspiration for the movie as a whole, I can't but be reminded of a couple of my favorite movies growing up: Princess Mononoke, and another childhood great......Ferngully.

:::runs after referencing Ferngully:::
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 04/26/10 at 13:27:16
i bought it on blu ray as well, i dont think i gave it enough of a chance in the theater. ive watched it 3 times now and i gotta say james cameron is really good with characters and characterization. im gonna watch it a few more times as a matter of study. ive actually come to love it, i get that same feeling from it i used to get when i was a kid watching star wars trilogy over and over again.
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Post by Hellbent on 04/26/10 at 23:18:55
I liked Alien better. Make more alien movies damn it.
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Post by XIZOR on 04/27/10 at 00:05:26
They are making another Alien movie. Ridley Scott who did the first Alien movie is supposedly working on a prequel film right now.
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Post by RoaDiE on 04/27/10 at 02:32:01
Actually Ridley Scott wants to make TWO alien prequels. Confirmed a few days ago I reckon.

http://www.collider.com/2010/04/23/ridley-scott-confirms-alien-prequel-will-be-shot-in-3d/

And yeah also shot in 3d... hope thats ok and not gimmicky.


And yeah I saw Kick-Ass last night. Very very entertaining. Awesome movie.


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Post by XIZOR on 05/03/10 at 10:14:01
I have just seen the funniest thing I have ever seen in my entire 28 year existence on planet earth. The rifftrax version of The Empire Strikes Back, aka, the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version.

Mother

Of

God

This completely destroys both Robot Chicken and Family Guys attempts to poke fun at Star Wars. It utterly decimates them. The best part is they do all 6 episodes so I'm going to have to find them all now. Here is a taste.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIOLZ56mrtA

I know we briefly discussed MST3K and rifftrax a couple weeks ago but I just now started downloading some of their new shit and I can already see it is masterful. Their comedic genius and wit is unmatched still to this day.

As if they weren't funny enough already I like the new stuff because its making fun of more modern movies that I love and their jokes are more contemporary as well. They make tons of recent pop culture references that are relevant to the internet/video game generation more so than ever before.

I just downloaded a whole pack that contains, The Matrix, Predator, Terminator 3, Island of Dr. Moreau, 300, Batman and Robin, Aeon Flux, Star Trek 6, Daredevil, Transformers, Battlefield Earth, and X-Men. Should be incredible.
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Post by LindaP on 05/03/10 at 10:17:54
I told you, Xizor! Their shit is great.
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 05/03/10 at 10:46:56

LindaP wrote on 05/03/10 at 10:17:54:
I told you, Xizor! Their shit is great.

been so long since ive seen that shit, all i remember is the movie when crow got sucked onto a hull breach and was like "whoa" like he was diggin the sensation.
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Post by magnum on 05/03/10 at 12:34:32
That shit was hilarious.
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Post by Obliverate on 05/04/10 at 03:42:07
I saw the new Nightmare.








Skip it.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 05/04/10 at 04:36:29
shut your mouth... I was looking for this to be a good remake. dont kill it for me
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Post by Obliverate on 05/04/10 at 04:41:25
It sucks.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/04/10 at 04:49:57
Well that was obvious if you saw even one trailer.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 05/04/10 at 05:32:06
it'd be better than doing the same exact thing, just with newer technology. like how they gave Jason somewhat of a personality in the Friday the 13th remake.. I mean, c'mon.. he actually RAN in that one
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Post by XIZOR on 05/04/10 at 06:39:06
The only cool thing about the new Freddy movie is that the dude who plays Rorschach in Watchmen, Jackie Earle Hayley, plays Freddy but that still isn't enough to  make me watch another run of the mill half assed horror picture.
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Post by LindaP on 05/05/10 at 00:17:07

The Dizaster Child wrote on 05/04/10 at 05:32:06:
I mean, c'mon.. he actually RAN in that one

That was one of the problems I had with him in the new Friday . . . that and the fact that he became an expert Archer.

I liked the new Freddy film, not because it was scary (it wasn't). It was just plain entertaining, that was all I was looking for. Also the Insomnia micro-naps thing was pretty cool.

And Hellbent, you have to admit, that ending was hilarious.

I think they chose a good actor for Freddy . . . regardless of all the Watchmen-related jokes me and my friends made during the film.
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Post by Roket on 05/05/10 at 00:18:07
so we are getting a new batman in July 2012. No details yet just a release date..
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 05/05/10 at 00:35:06
we're  supposed to get  robotech/macross  & cowboy bebop films between now and 2012, i dont know how yall feel about that but im extremely interested in such prospects
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 05/05/10 at 04:37:11

LindaP wrote on 05/05/10 at 00:17:07:
That was one of the problems I had with him in the new Friday . . . that and the fact that he became an expert Archer.


it does make sense, him becoming a skilled archer. he lives in the woods, afterall. what else would he do in the off-season? I liked him running cause for one, it was different and thats what I was wanting to see, not a recycled version of the old movies. and 2, it was irritating to see him walk slower than fuck, only to have him pull a Nightcrawler and appear in front of his pursuee. that always fucking annoyed me, cause it was wasnt like they were heading to some location and he just happened to know a shortcut... usually it was a strait-line sprint and he'd still magically pop up in front of them. he actually acted like a deranged killer in the new one.. thats why I liked it. of course it was cornball, but ALL slasher movies are that way for the most part. they're not so much scary, cause they never are.. but more like suspenseful, with things peppered in to startle you like loud bangs or booms from doors getting slammed shut or whatnot

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Post by LindaP on 05/05/10 at 05:53:04

The Dizaster Child wrote on 05/05/10 at 04:37:11:
it does make sense, him becoming a skilled archer. he lives in the woods, afterall. what else would he do in the off-season?


I don't like to believe anybody as retarded and damaged as him can be an expert at something like that.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 05/05/10 at 06:05:33
haha, he's good at killing. its one of those things where they're dim as shit, but brilliant with something, like Rainman. an idiot savant if you will

hell, you could compare him to the inbred mountain ppl from Wrong Turn, how they were good at chasing them.. but that was a dumbass movie
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Post by Oddz on 05/11/10 at 00:31:50
Brothers with Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman. Tobey was annoyingly good in this movie. I really liked it.

Universal Soldier with none other than Jean Claude Van Damme. Sucked, but what do you expect?

Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey, Jude Law and Rachel McAdams. I liked it. A little too complex to hold my complete interest. I was really tired at the time though.

Clash of the Titans with Sam Worthington (not the best actor, but I really like him), Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes. Don't remember the original well enough to compare, but I really liked it, complete with all its new elements from the first.
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Post by LindaP on 05/11/10 at 05:49:02
Iron Man 2

It was pretty good, but the final fight was both short and lame.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 05/11/10 at 14:13:29
I've heard nothing but good about Ironman 2

did you stay til after the credits?
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Post by LindaP on 05/11/10 at 19:09:42

The Dizaster Child wrote on 05/11/10 at 14:13:29:
I've heard nothing but good about Ironman 2

did you stay til after the credits?

Yeah. To see Thor's hammer. That's it.

I heard not that many people are liking this sequel much. It wasn't necessarily better than the first film but it's still a good movie.
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Post by Oddz on 05/11/10 at 19:18:31

LindaP wrote on 05/11/10 at 19:09:42:
Yeah. To see Thor's hammer. That's it.


Well golly... Guess I'll see that coming now..
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Post by XIZOR on 05/11/10 at 19:35:54
Iron Man 2 doesn't look appealing. At least not enough to go watch in theaters. I love all the actors in it but it just looks like it will be too light hearted for me. Not that every comic book movie should be dark, although I prefer it, but the movie just looks like its trying to be "funny" all the time in the way that Transformers did. I don't want to go see an Iron Man movie to laugh, I want to see him kick ass. And since I heard there wasn't that much action in the movie, which was a huge problem with the first, I think I'll pass for now.

I did hear Olivia Munn had a part in the movie though. Her original part got cut but supposedly they called her back to do something else. Is this true?
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Post by Roket on 05/11/10 at 20:31:28
Iron Man 2 was a good movie I suggest everyone to see it just dont expect it to be as great as the first.
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Post by magnum on 05/12/10 at 13:16:02

Oddz wrote on 05/11/10 at 19:18:31:
Well golly... Guess I'll see that coming now..


Yea...I know.
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Post by One on 05/13/10 at 18:03:35
Like most sequals it won't really be as good because the backstory is not there. It is just straight to Iron Man being Iron Man, along with the introduction of a War Machine and the obvious few enemies.

I think overall there is too many laughs in these movies...but, at least in the case of Tony Stark, his character is a sarcastic womanizer from the comics (I believe?)...they just tend to make everyone a semi-comedian all too often.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 05/13/10 at 19:34:12
yea, Downey has Stark down good. couldn't have picked a better actor to play him, IMO
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Post by LindaP on 05/13/10 at 23:17:25

XIZOR wrote on 05/11/10 at 19:35:54:
Iron Man 2 doesn't look appealing. At least not enough to go watch in theaters. I love all the actors in it but it just looks like it will be too light hearted for me. Not that every comic book movie should be dark, although I prefer it, but the movie just looks like its trying to be "funny" all the time in the way that Transformers did. I don't want to go see an Iron Man movie to laugh, I want to see him kick ass. And since I heard there wasn't that much action in the movie, which was a huge problem with the first, I think I'll pass for now.


I thought the first film was funnier actually. Although I have to admit Whiplash and Justin Hammer's bickering scenes were pretty funny.
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 05/14/10 at 11:44:53
my dad wants me to go see iron man 2 with him, not a comic book fan but thats alright.

a buddy of mine brought over all 3 punisher films last night. the one with thomas jane was awesome, the other 2 were fuckin garbage.

daybreakers was a decent movie, light on action but i expected as much.
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Post by magnum on 05/14/10 at 13:18:04
Just saw Avatar. Fucking amazing.

That is all.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 05/14/10 at 18:51:25
I watched Legion last night. I liked it up until the las 15, 20 mins.. the ending was fucking stupid as shit
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 05/20/10 at 14:23:29
saw the possession of david o'reilly, was a good concept, tho very incomplete as a story.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/20/10 at 20:27:54
I've been on a Mystery Science Theater 3000 kick lately both the old ones and rifftrax. There are quite a few you can watch on Netflix for free right now. Download or stream their version of Future Wars. Its the absolute worst movie I've ever seen in my entire life....and I've seen some bad ones. Funny as fuck. Beats out every other MST3K movie I've seen.
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Post by Oddz on 05/20/10 at 20:32:29

The Dizaster Child wrote on 05/14/10 at 18:51:25:
I watched Legion last night. I liked it up until the las 15, 20 mins.. the ending was fucking stupid as shit


I bootlegged this one. It skipped so much that I didn't know what was going on, then the last 20 minutes was in German.
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Post by LindaP on 05/20/10 at 21:46:46

Oddz wrote on 05/20/10 at 20:32:29:
I bootlegged this one. It skipped so much that I didn't know what was going on, then the last 20 minutes was in German.


lmao wow what a horrible bootleg
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lol, thank you Mikey for making my day
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Post by Oddz on 05/25/10 at 08:39:38
Just watched Terminator: Salvation again. God that movie rocks.
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Post by LindaP on 05/25/10 at 15:15:04

Oddz wrote on 05/25/10 at 08:39:38:
Just watched Terminator: Salvation again. God that movie rocks.

I'm like the only person I know in real life that thought that movie was pretty good.
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Post by Oddz on 05/25/10 at 21:01:53
A LOT of people have a lot of problems with it, in a way that they say conflict with the original two. (The third doesn't really count, it was mainly filler, and not very good at that). When it comes to a concept such as time travel, you can come up with a way to fill in any plot hole.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/26/10 at 02:53:30
Terminator Salvation was pure trash. Even Christian Bale couldn't save that god awful script. The only good thing to come out of that movie was him yelling at that sound guy on set. That shit was funny.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 05/26/10 at 04:05:53
watched most of Avatar the other night.. right up to where they accepted the Marine as one of their own and he was about to get it on alien-style with that chick. but it was really late and I had to bail out and go home. I'll finish it soon, but being that I wasnt interested in it and it grabbed my attention like it did, kudos
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Post by Oddz on 05/26/10 at 04:36:49

XIZOR wrote on 05/26/10 at 02:53:30:
Terminator Salvation was pure trash. Even Christian Bale couldn't save that god awful script. The only good thing to come out of that movie was him yelling at that sound guy on set. That shit was funny.


What about it exactly did you have a problem with?
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Post by XIZOR on 05/26/10 at 04:50:38
Story was just retarded. Same plot retreads from pretty much every other Terminator movie. Save John Connor blah blah. Nothing really interesting or memorable happened. I'm pretty sure if you look back through this very thread I probably gave my opinions after watching it. It just didn't do anything for me. You can't top Terminator 2 anyways so they should just stop trying. Besides, the man vs machines war they eluded to for years wasn't really made all that cool in Salvation. I think they are doing a couple more so maybe they will be better, but as it stands that was the most disappointing summer movie as last year for me.
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Post by Oddz on 05/26/10 at 04:55:16
Oh, damn. Well I thought it was great. Yeah it's a whole new trilogy. Loved seeing "Arnold" in it, that was awesome.

Can't wait to see the Schwarz in "The Expendables".
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You know what looks awful? RE:Afterlife. That's what.
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Post by magnum on 05/26/10 at 13:46:37
You better finish Avatar Disaster. I'll disrespect you if you don't.

I din't really care for Salvation to much either. It was ok for the sinple fact they made a humanized terminator but, like Xizor said, it was more retread than anything else.
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 05/26/10 at 13:53:47
yeah dis, avatar fuckin rocks. watched it 3 nights in a row when i first got it and i usually cant stand seeing a movie more than once.
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Post by Oddz on 05/26/10 at 22:48:59
Well I guess I can't fix your opinions, but the typical Salvation hater dislikes it based on its discontinuities, all of which I've come across so far I've been able to explain.

"yeah dis, avatar fuckin rocks. watched it 3 nights in a row when i first got it and i usually cant stand seeing a movie more than once. "

I actually didn't like it when I first saw it. Salvation was one I watched multiple nights in a row. But part of that was cause I watched it in gay-ass, headache inducing 3D. Borrowed it from the ma-in-law, and yeah I really like it, but still just a single watch from me.

I loved Clash too. Sam Worthington is on a roll so far.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 05/27/10 at 05:50:17
when I go back to have her dread my hair, I'll have her put it on... it'll be a 10+ hr process, so I'll have plenty of time to finish it :)
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Post by Oddz on 05/27/10 at 08:24:24
10 hours? ... Maybe.
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Post by magnum on 05/27/10 at 13:31:10

The Dizaster Child wrote on 05/27/10 at 05:50:17:
when I go back to have her dread my hair, I'll have her put it on... it'll be a 10+ hr process, so I'll have plenty of time to finish it :)


Maybe you should shave your pubes......dickhead!  ;D  :D

Clash Rocked? It is just my opinion but.....it was meh at most, and that has nothing to do with that fact I love the original.
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Post by Obliverate on 05/27/10 at 15:33:43
Have you guys seen the new Batman Trailer?
http://chzsomuchpun.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/129177477700643750.jpg
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Post by XIZOR on 05/27/10 at 16:04:52
LOL
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Post by LindaP on 05/28/10 at 06:12:22
lmao nice.

Haven't seen any movies lately . . . but I DO want to see Splice. Not that it's out yet or anything >_>
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 05/28/10 at 07:10:37
bootlegwut?

Ironman2bootlegwut?
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Post by Oddz on 05/28/10 at 07:20:59

The Dizaster Child wrote on 05/28/10 at 07:10:37:
bootlegwut?

Ironman2bootlegwut?


I considered that and even started watching it, but I didn't trust the video. I guess I'll just see it in theaters if I can.

I've seen the original Clash, but I don't remember it well. I sometimes feel that if people hadn't seen the first they'd like the remake, which may explain why I like it so much. If you think about it separately, maybe you'd consider it better. Or not. Don't matter to me, boss.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 05/28/10 at 07:24:10
I dont have the Ironman bootleg, a buddy does. he mentioned it and I was like, 'meh..' and left it at that. I dont like bootlegs, honestly. I'd rather spend the money and see it the way it was meant to be, than cheap and see some fuzzy, poor sound quality version. usually with words across the screen for almost the whole thing. or in the case of Xmen Origins: Wolverine, no special effects and about 15 seconds of Gambit screen time. yea, it was horrible
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Post by Oddz on 05/28/10 at 07:31:48
I watched the first Ironman bootlegged, cause I wanted to see it on the opening day (lol). I thought I might keep the tradition alive or something. Even the first one cut out at some point. It wasn't HUGE, or anything, I knew what was happening anyway. Hell, at first, the sudden blackout seemed appropriate.
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Post by XIZOR on 05/28/10 at 09:09:56
Only faggots and poor ass niggers watch bootlegs of movies. Would you like me to sell you the remix on the street corner? Any true movie buff will either pay to see something in theaters or at least wait and watch it on DVD, or better yet Blu Ray.

And seeing or not seeing the original Clash of the Titans has nothing to do with the fact that the new one sucked major ass. I thought it was unanimous that it wasn't worth a damn? No offense, swear I'm not trying to be a dick, but your taste in movies seems like that of a 15 year old. Maybe you just haven't seen enough good movies. You like Clash, Iron Man 2, and Salvation?
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Post by Oddz on 05/28/10 at 18:36:23
Haven't seen Ironman 2 yet. Looking forward to it though.

It's very safe to say that, in my case, I enjoy the effects a lot more than the story line like, 80% of the time.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 05/28/10 at 20:15:35
my sister said she saw Clash in 3D, and left irrate cause of how horrible the movie was. the 3D gave her a migraine, and said the movie just plain sucked. her bf fell asleep a few mins into it and woke up at the end. the only good thing about going to see it was the long trailer for the new Robin Hood
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Post by XIZOR on 05/29/10 at 08:08:15
Speaking of Robin Hood I went and watched that earlier today with some friends. It wasn't bad but it wasn't what I expected, nor as good either. Story and script were fine but the action was lackluster. Could have benefited from an R rating so there could have been some cool Braveheart-esq limb dismemberment and more blood. And considering I saw some interview with Russell Crowe where he was talking about how he was shooting like 200 arrows a day and he only shoots maybe 6 in the whole movie was a little weak.

The biggest problem with it though is that most people are going to be tricked, myself included, into thinking this is a true Robin Hood movie when in fact its nothing more than an origin or prequel storyline. This just explains how Robin Hood came to be and why he became an outlaw and is not the normal story progressions you are used to. I don't know if Ridley Scott is setting this up as a lead in for the actual Robin Hood story we all know and love or if it just is what it is. I kinda of felt like I had been swindled because right when the movie seems like its going to get really good its over and not knowing before hand that it was a prequel story made me a little bitter.

Again though, the movie wasn't bad but its something that I recommending waiting to see when you can rent it or something. Wasn't worth going to see in my opinion.
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Post by magnum on 05/29/10 at 15:02:29
See...what Xizor just did is exactly how I went into seeing the new Clash. I know now Robin Hood isn't worth the $$$ for theater. I knew Clash wasn't anything like the original so, I went in with the expectations of a brand new movie. Just because of me loving the original, has nothing to do with the fact the new one was not really all that good. I went to see it because I was hoping people were wrong, and didn't want to wait for rental.  

And honestly, liking movies for only their effect value truely is not the best reason to go see a movie. I find that disturbing. The story/plot is what makes a movie great. No wonder Hollywood is getting more and more dipshit-ish.
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Post by Oddz on 05/30/10 at 08:21:45
I watch my movies, naked, on a beanbag chair, eating Cheetos. Does anyone have a problem with that too?
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Post by magnum on 05/30/10 at 16:15:09
No. So long as you don't have a problem with me playing games on XBL with all my freinds naked as a jaybird, blasting people to hell.


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Post by XIZOR on 05/30/10 at 19:10:01
I did watch the rifftrax version of Terminator Salvation last night. Much better version. Funny as fuck. Best line of the movie was "how did the machines nearly wipe out humanity when the Terminators have the accuracy of a Storm Trooper with parkinsons".

After watching it again as a movie Terminator Salvation is ok, but as a Terminator movies its pretty shitty.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 05/31/10 at 02:13:10
6 arrow, huh? that's it? well that's pretty stupid considering one of his most known traits is his archery skill. that's one mark against it

it seems that a lot of people don't know that the story of Robin Hood doesn't begin in Sherwood Forest with the Sheriff.. its starts with Robin fighting along side King Charles (I think its Charles) in the Crusades, and as far as I know, that's what this movie is about.. leading me to believe there will be a second movie based on the story everyone is familiar with. being that i'm a big fan of the whole Robin Hood tale, i'm glad someone sacked up and made a movie about this side of the story
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Post by XIZOR on 05/31/10 at 04:43:14
Yeah, no it was fine seeing the origins of Robin Hood himself. I just wish I would have known that going into it. Like I said, the movie was fine. I loved the dialogue, cast, and overall story, but since it was based during the Crusades I was hoping for tons more and better action. That was my biggest complaint. Maybe I just didn't read enough into the movie before going to see it because I just saw a couple trailers and thought, hey, cool another Robin Hood, but I wish I would have known that it was an origins story line before hand. If they do make a sequel it could be cool. Even still, I didn't quite feel the movie strong enough to warrant going out and spending the money to see it in theaters, nor would I a sequel. I would however totally watch both on blu ray or something later on.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 06/01/10 at 06:55:06
when my sister first saw the commercial on tv, she thought it was a Robin Hood-style rip-off of 300. I told her that the story started out in a huge war to begin with.. thats why Robin was seen as a hero by the people

now, with the comparison to 300 already thrown out there, how epic were the battle scenes? was there a huge fight at the end of the movie, like in the last 2 Lord of the Rings movies?
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Post by XIZOR on 06/01/10 at 08:21:26
The action/fight scenes were hardly epic. They were completely forgettable. I enjoyed the movie outside of the action ironically, but some sweet ass action would have been icing on the cake.

I'm just so fucking sick of every movie trying to edit and censor itself to the point that it gets a PG-13 rating. I swear to god if that Predators movie doesn't get an R rating this summer. I'll fucking kill someone and probably not watch it. This is a great opportunity to reinvigorate the franchise, just like Robin Hood, but don't fucking dumb it down for the sake of trying to make more at the box office. I'm so fucking sick of this trend. I'm not saying that I need tits, blood, and guts for a movie to be good, but if the source material calls for it, then don't fucking pull any punches.
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Post by magnum on 06/01/10 at 12:22:14
"I'm not saying that I need tits, blood, and guts for a movie to be good, but if the source material calls for it, then don't fucking pull any punches."

I also agree. I need tits, but not at the expence of a story. LOL @ dumb down. That pretty much explains what's been happpening.  
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Post by LindaP on 06/01/10 at 14:27:28

XIZOR wrote on 05/30/10 at 19:10:01:
"how did the machines nearly wipe out humanity when the Terminators have the accuracy of a Storm Trooper with parkinsons".

lmao nice, I gotta get around to seeing that one.

Watched Prince of Persia last night . . . it was alright, I guess.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 06/02/10 at 04:28:22

XIZOR wrote on 06/01/10 at 08:21:26:
The action/fight scenes were hardly epic. They were completely forgettable. I enjoyed the movie outside of the action ironically, but some sweet ass action would have been icing on the cake.

I'm just so fucking sick of every movie trying to edit and censor itself to the point that it gets a PG-13 rating. I swear to god if that Predators movie doesn't get an R rating this summer. I'll fucking kill someone and probably not watch it. This is a great opportunity to reinvigorate the franchise, just like Robin Hood, but don't fucking dumb it down for the sake of trying to make more at the box office. I'm so fucking sick of this trend. I'm not saying that I need tits, blood, and guts for a movie to be good, but if the source material calls for it, then don't fucking pull any punches.


a movie based around the Crusades, and the fight scenes suck? how in the hell does that happen? ugh.. I agree with watering movies down to make them PG-13 being stupid.. cause well, it is. in that movie, there should be arrows piercing chests, entering AND exiting skulls, decaps, dismemberment... yea, if there was none of that, I'm just gonna wait for the dvd/blu-ray and get mad in the comfort of my own home
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Post by One on 06/02/10 at 04:42:22
I watch my movies with Xizor's mother sucking my dick.
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Post by Toasty on 06/02/10 at 09:22:25
Prince of Persia seriously looks like a laughingstock. Another typical game-made-into-movie that's just going to bomb at the box office just to make money.

PG-13 rating seems to be Hollywood's way, obviously, to gain more money from retarded teens with little sense of humor, and all about seeing what's "cool" to them. Sad, but true, and we're just little voices/ants in Hollywood's perspective.

But Predators, better be good, and hopefully redeem the reputation of the predators. Since those god awful AvP movies. Then maybe somewhere down the road, another Aliens movie.

You know what's getting on my nerves? Hollywood taking movies that don't need remakes, and actually bothering to remake them. I'm a fan of the Nightmare on Elm Street, for one, and I've never seen the remake. It looked like shit to me, I knew the actor they've casted was in Watchmen who played Rorschach, I felt that there was no Freddy in the remake. Instead, it's just Rorschach in a entirely different costume and doing something entirely different.

I'm not a fan of the Karate Kid, and again, it's another movie just being bastardized in it's remake. And it's even more irritating for Hollywood to try to balance the scale between races, by placing a black kid in the place of white kid's role. I don't know where they'd get the idea where if they'd cast another white person, they'd piss off the black community somehow.

Just another trend about spread once more.
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Post by magnum on 06/02/10 at 13:40:57
You know what's getting on my nerves? Hollywood taking movies that don't need remakes, and actually bothering to remake them.

Yea. This trend is pissing me off too. It's like there isn't much originality in Hollywood, and their going for a sure thing. I can understand staying with a safe bet and not wanting to loose $$ but come on, then don't do the fucking thing in the 1st place.

"I don't know where they'd get the idea where if they'd cast another white person, they'd piss off the black community somehow."

It's repayment for all the shit whites did 100+ years ago. It's only PC to do so dammit.

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Post by XIZOR on 06/02/10 at 16:11:59
You would think that after seeing what James Cameron did with Avatar, an ORIGINAL PROPERTY, making a gazillion dollars that Hollywood would stop this comic book and old movie rape and try something new. Being that Avatar is the highest grossing movie of all time means that audiences want to see new original shit.

And all its going to take is for just one video game movie like Prince of Persia to do well at the box office and I promise you every single video game property will be pillaged and raped beyond belief by hollywood. There are already quite a few in the pipe line but the rape has not begun.

And that new Karate Kid looks fucking stupid. I don't know why they chose Riley from Boondocks as the main character either. I will never watch that shit simply because at work they pump that fucking trailer for the movie through our tvs at least once every few minutes so I've probably seen the trailer 500 plus times already. That's why I will never watch Legion as well. Only funny thing about that Karate Kid trailer is that when Jackie Chan is trying to do a newer version of the wax on/wax off thing but instead makes that nigger kid keep taking off and putting on his jacket and he tells him "jacket off". Sounds like hes asking the kid to jerk off for him.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 06/02/10 at 18:19:47
lol, that is awesome

I really don't mind remakes, or adaptations. that is, as long as they don't go so far off on their own tangent that you can't tell what the fuck its supposed to be anymore (Resident Evil for example). if they can keep respect to the original, I don't see a problem. case in point: The Watchmen. almost mirrored the book

Xizor, speaking of Gamestops trailers.. I don't know if you were already working there around the time L4D2 came out, but I assume you were in there quite a bit up til the game released.. anyway, do you recall a L4D2 trailer that had "No Rest For The Wicked" in the background? if you do, think you can find and link the video on here? I cannot find it anywhere
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Post by XIZOR on 06/02/10 at 21:33:01
Pretty simple really. You just go to youtube and type in "L4D2 Ain't No Rest For the Wicked trailer" and it comes right up. Who would have thunkted? Welcome to the internet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TFfyC9I-Wg

Besides, that's the Borderlands theme song so I don't picture it with L4D. That's the song that plays when you first start up a new game of Borderlands.

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Post by LindaP on 06/03/10 at 00:32:01
I would've liked Prince of Persia if the ending was better. For anyone who saw it, did anyone else hope it'd pull a move from the game and it turns out him plummeting to his doom was just in his mind? I hoped a little too high, I guess.
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Post by Axel the Amazing on 06/03/10 at 02:29:33
I saw Iron Man 2 a couple weeks ago, with my friend it was, better than the first.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 06/03/10 at 04:51:09
why are you talking like William Schatner? and quit robbin my blue, ho

thanks Xizor. me and a couple ppl were talking about the L4D2 trailers the other day and that was the first one to pop into mind. I did a couple searches.. mainly Google.. and couldnt find it. meh, I told you guys before I'm a bit of a technotard... or I'm just impatient. usually I'll find what I'm looking for and when I open the link, thats not it
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Post by LindaP on 06/03/10 at 12:47:22

The Dizaster Child wrote on 06/03/10 at 04:51:09:
why are you talking like William Schatner? and quit robbin my blue, ho


lmao

And at least it isn't the same tone of blue.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 06/03/10 at 22:48:10
its close enough tho. I skimmed over it thinking, 'I don't remember saying that.. Mag must be fucking with me again'.. then I saw the name at the top
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Post by Obliverate on 06/03/10 at 23:58:23
I easily see the color difference.
NRG's is readable.
Axel's hurts my eyes.


And the girl to replace Megan Fox in Transformers 3 looks like Fox got hit by a truck.
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Post by LindaP on 06/04/10 at 14:58:16

wrote on 06/03/10 at 23:58:23:
And the girl to replace Megan Fox in Transformers 3 looks like Fox got hit by a truck.


Who exactly is replacing her?
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Post by Obliverate on 06/04/10 at 15:15:49

Rosie Huntington Whiteley
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Post by magnum on 06/05/10 at 13:24:03
All I can say is BOING!!!!!!!
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Post by XIZOR on 06/05/10 at 20:56:58
Meh, she really isn't that attractive. She has no features to speak of.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 06/06/10 at 21:55:50
all I can say is, 'wooooof'
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Post by Roket on 06/07/10 at 05:59:11
didnt find her attractive either.

saw Iron Man 2.. thought it was okay. Wasnt as good as the first but definitely worth seeing.

I never played a Prince of Persia game so I doubt I will see it.
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Post by Obliverate on 06/07/10 at 06:45:55

The Dizaster Child wrote on 06/06/10 at 21:55:50:
all I can say is, 'wooooof'

This is beyond even that.
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Post by XIZOR on 06/07/10 at 06:57:27
At least maybe they will try to make the new Transformers actually good this time and not be like "HEY LOOK AT MEGAN FOX BENDZEN OVA DAT MOTORBICYCLE LOLZ" and maybe everyone's impressions of the movie won't simply be, hey Megan Fox looked so good in this scene or that. Scroll back in this thread to when 2 came out and that's all you will see.

Transformers 3 will be terrible. The first one was barely passable and 2 simply blew. I have no faith 3 will be any better. Even giant robots fucking shit up with huge Michael Bay explosions wasn't enough to make 2 worth a fuck.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 06/08/10 at 02:38:56

wrote on 06/07/10 at 06:45:55:
This is beyond even that.


well I was trying to be somewhat nice.. I guess saying she looks like the business end of a train wreck might be more accurate, per the consensus of this site

and Michael Bay even admitted in an interview that he liked to focus on Megan Fox's hot ass to give the teenage boys something to gawk at
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Post by XIZOR on 06/08/10 at 05:55:23
I don't know why no one is talking about what will surely be the two best movies of the year: Furry Vengeance and Marmaduke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CimpBqZoiQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IckK4Ge873I
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Post by Obliverate on 06/08/10 at 15:22:02
Brenden Fraser (or however you spell it) is known for his 'amazing' acting.
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Post by Toasty on 06/08/10 at 17:22:01
Even if they do replace Megan Fox in the 3rd Transformers movie. That still doesn't ease up the suckage factor, simply because Bay is still directing it, and Shia is still going to be in it. But mostly Bay.

I believe the flaw with those movies, is they focus way too much on the humans than the bots. Nobody gives a shit what people do in their said lives in certain movies. Back in the original 80s cartoon, yeah humans were involved. But, those kind of humans were actually useful in the show.

Unlike in these movies, where humans would be involved, are being played out in a Reality-TV perspective.

Furry Vengeance made A LOT of money, by the way. >.>
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Post by XIZOR on 06/12/10 at 18:40:09
I watched that new Sherlock Holmes movie last night. Its pretty tight. Not an incredible movie or anything but I thought it had a rather cool vibe to it. Definitely one of Robert Downey Jrs better recent movies.
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Post by SynthR on 06/12/10 at 19:25:58
Sherlock was pretty entertaining, I agree. I'm looking forward to the next one.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 06/13/10 at 00:33:11
ditto. Downey has been on the ball for the last few yrs. nowadays, when I hear his name attached to something, I immediately think 'win'
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Post by LindaP on 06/13/10 at 11:22:46
I watched Splice last week. Finally got a chance to post about it.

I loved it, it was gross, it was interesting, and it was filled with pointless "SCIENCE!" montages!

It wasn't a masterpiece, but it was pretty original. The only real reason I wanted to see it was because it was from the same people who brought us great films such as Cube and Nothing. They also made this film Cypher but I've yet to watch it, keep putting it off. Also, Cube is one of my favorite movies of all time.

Although I can't guarantee if you guys would like this film, a good amount of my friends didn't :-/
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Post by XIZOR on 06/13/10 at 17:04:49
I'm interested in Splice. I like the concept. Doubt I'll watch it in theaters but I'm checking it out when it comes to DVD.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 06/14/10 at 06:55:35
just watched Ninja Assassin. I dont know why, cause it was kinda corny, but I liked it. over-the-top gore, good plot, well choreographed fight scenes.. the acting was a lil bland, thats really the only bad thing I have to say about it
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Post by ObsessedByCruelty on 06/14/10 at 18:55:28
Anyone gonna see Toy Story 3 or Knight and Day?
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Post by Brian Evol on 06/16/10 at 13:46:18
Wife and I have been watching some good movies lately, Daybreakers, The Burrowers, Pandorum, Kick Ass. I highly suggest any of those films.
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Post by LindaP on 06/16/10 at 20:07:59

Infernal wrote on 06/14/10 at 18:55:28:
Anyone gonna see Toy Story 3 or Knight and Day?


I've been waiting over a decade for Toy Story 3. OF course I'm going to go see it.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/17/10 at 05:34:27
Well its nice to see you guys are still using a post I created what seems like years ago  8-)

Want to know what I'm currently watching? Fucking everything because I manage a movie theater now and have access to just about every film print available!
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Post by XIZOR on 06/17/10 at 05:47:32
Look what the fag drug in. Grindhouse.
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Post by GrindhouseCinema on 06/17/10 at 05:59:25

XIZOR wrote on 06/17/10 at 05:47:32:
Look what the fag drug in. Grindhouse.


No, I will not make out with you Xizor. Not even for old time sake. Well... maybe for old time sake. I've missed your manly musk.
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Post by Brian Evol on 06/17/10 at 14:22:13
Watched American Psycho 2 last night off netflix queue, despite the fact that I like Shatner and Kunis it sucked. It could have been really enjoyable but the director, music and mood were B.

Skip it unless you have nothing else to watch.
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Post by XIZOR on 06/17/10 at 18:16:06
I ONLY watched that movie for Mila Kunis. I would demolish her vagina. She is so fucking hot. Ive sat through plenty of movies just because she was in them. Things like Extract that wasn't that good.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 06/18/10 at 02:56:57
hell yea, she is A+ material. she's on the same plain as Kim Kardashian
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Post by SynthR on 06/18/10 at 04:06:17
Don't know if anyone has seen A-Team, but fuck, it's awful. I've seen all there was to see in the original series and this movie/remake carries nothing over other than character names. I will give the movie credit for throwing the laws of physics out the window. Flying a tank by firing the cannon is truly something to behold.
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Post by ObsessedByCruelty on 06/18/10 at 06:10:49
Ahh Mila Kunis...she has gotten hotter and hotter since her stint in 70s.

Looking at the A-Team trailer the first time, I knew it was going to be crap. I never watched the original TV series though. Even Mr. T said he didn't like the film much.
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Post by joe twisted on 06/18/10 at 06:30:09
I watched Splice ... have to be honest, the shit left me a bit disturbed and creeped out
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Post by Brian Evol on 06/18/10 at 13:29:42
I knew A Team would be shit, I thought the trailer was a joke someone made up, but nope, it was real!

Splice I can't bring myself to watch, I'm so over the whole HOLY SHIT EVIL SCIENTISTS thing, ZOMG CLONING IS SO EVIL, BELIEVE IN JESUS, SCIENCE IS THE DEVIL.

Mila Kunis is pretty cute indeed. Another good flick to check out is The Ruins, super good film, just popped into my head.

And the Burrowers!
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Post by joe twisted on 06/18/10 at 16:01:44

wrote on 06/18/10 at 13:29:42:
Splice I can't bring myself to watch, I'm so over the whole HOLY SHIT EVIL SCIENTISTS thing, ZOMG CLONING IS SO EVIL, BELIEVE IN JESUS, SCIENCE IS THE DEVIL.


I didn't find it to be that way at all ... you could relate to the scientists and I thought it was pretty well acted.  Definitely weren't any religious undertones, but obviously ethical/moral ones.

If that's whats stopping you, then I'd watch it.  

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Post by Brian Evol on 06/18/10 at 19:23:32
I may give it a try then, I get super turned off by movies that look like they could potentially vilify science.
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Post by Oddz on 06/20/10 at 05:14:42
The Book of Eli blew my mind.

I'm surprised that hasn't come up in all the Mila Kunis talk.
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Post by XIZOR on 06/20/10 at 06:17:52
Well I have that in my netflix queue but I didn't know she was in it. Its getting bumped.
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Post by SynthR on 06/20/10 at 15:39:01
I really want to see Eli. Will have to rent it soon.

I've been wanting to this movie called Bronson. It's about this serial killer guy that has life in prison a million times over. He keeps killing people while he's in there. True story apparently.
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Post by magnum on 06/20/10 at 16:22:18
I just found out this morning I can rent Eli from on demand. I did hear it was pretty good.

I really wanted to go and see that when it came out. I can't remember now what movie I took over that.
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Post by XIZOR on 06/20/10 at 16:23:56
Cool, Bronson added to my instant queue. Will see how it is.
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Post by SynthR on 06/20/10 at 16:30:18
I'll rent Bronson this week and post my thoughts for anyone interested.
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Post by XIZOR on 06/20/10 at 16:39:17
Fuck that. I'm watching it today and posting MY thoughts before you have a chance, sucka!
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Post by SynthR on 06/20/10 at 18:42:47
Fuck watching it. I'm gonna grab a review off RottenTomatoes and post that before you watch it at all!
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Post by XIZOR on 06/20/10 at 21:09:27
And your shitty rottenvagina's review from some asshole won't matter because its not my opinions and my take on the movie. Lets face facts, everyone is waiting to see what I have to say about it cause I'm fucking important god dammit.
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Post by SynthR on 06/21/10 at 04:48:23
Fuck you, you fuck!
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Post by XIZOR on 06/22/10 at 19:09:37
I watched that Bronson movie. Wasn't particularly good. The movie just doesn't unfold like you think it will. You never really get the feeling that he is a bad ass because every time he attacks someone they instantly restrain him. I swear to god there has to be at least 50 scenes in the movie of a bunch or orderlies or police just restraining him. You never really even see him kill not one person. Its all hinted at, implied, or he just talks about it. It just wasn't a satisfying movie given the source material. It actually made me laugh more than anything due to that weird quirky British humor a-la Snatch or something Guy Ritchie would do, but that was the only redeeming quality. It was...interesting, but it was more like a Guy Richie take on this guy instead of a more accurate portrayal of the guy, which is what I was expecting.
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Post by TMShan88 on 06/23/10 at 10:38:01
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpS1ynQbDSk

Just finished watching dark city for the first time today. I've seen parts of it in the past, just never got a chance to finish it. kick ass movie, up there with blade runner for fav sci fi movies.

edit: creepy lil killer children ftw
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Post by Riott on 06/23/10 at 10:39:07
Finally got around to watching V for Vendetta.  That movie blew my mind.  Of course.. Most things from the Wachowski brothers blow my mind.  Great movie overall. A 10/10 in my book.  I will always remember the 5th of November.
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Post by TMShan88 on 06/23/10 at 10:42:18

Riott wrote on 06/23/10 at 10:39:07:
Finally got around to watching V for Vendetta.  That movie blew my mind.  Of course.. Most things from the Wachowski brothers blow my mind.  Great movie overall. A 10/10 in my book.  I will always remember the 5th of November.

haha, i just recently found out the dude that plays as V is the agent smith dude from the matrix and lord of the rings.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 06/23/10 at 13:02:04
makes sense since the Bros did the Matrix.. cool bit of info, that's for sure
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Post by magnum on 06/23/10 at 13:51:06
Loved Vandetta. To bad your a terrorist if you do.

Saw Book of Eli. I honestly thought it was pretty good.

SPOILERS!!!!!



When I found out that it was a bible he was carrying, I was getting a little worried. Thought this was gonna turn into a cheezy apocolipse/religion movie. I'm glad I was wrong.

I honestly like the story and plot of a dude who has so much faith, he can memorize the entire thing. Also the bullets going through him in town was fucking cool as shit. Then to find out when Oldmans charactor gets the book, it's in fucking braile! LMAO!!  
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Post by SynthR on 06/23/10 at 17:55:45
Thanks for saving me some Xizor, ha. The movie sounded promising, but if they don't show you the fucking violence, what good it is?
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Post by XIZOR on 06/23/10 at 18:59:02
Well, actually, now that I've let it stew a little more I don't know if I can completely say pass on this one. While the violence is what pissed me off about it initially, the comedy is what surprised me and made it worthwhile. There are some scenes and things about the movie that are just so fucking funny.

Like the fact that for no reason whatsoever he strips down naked every time he's about to get in a brawl with the cops. Why he likes to try and take on 6 cops at one time and get his ass beat naked? Fuck if I know but its funny. There is one scene that I swear to god is almost worth the price of admission. Some guard comes into his cell and he takes him hostage, then yells out the door how hes going to kill him and they better get there quick. He scares the shit out of this cop and then starts taking off his clothes and precedes to lube himself up I guess so he will be more slippery when the comes try to grab him. He makes this poor cop lube up his back side and even his ass, all the while hes yelling at the poor dude. I don't know, its hard to explain but I was crying laughing at this shit.
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Post by SynthR on 06/24/10 at 15:02:10
I heard the movie was pretty funny too. The guy apparently is a psycho and just does weird shit. I'll probably still rent it and give it a go.

It's hard to sit down and watch a movie. My girlfriend can't watch violent movies (It bothers her to see that stuff. What a girl!), and I rarely watch movies on my own. I have a huge list I need to get to, but I would rather play video games or do something else when by myself. I think I should try and watch one movie a week at least.
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Post by Oddz on 06/24/10 at 17:48:28

Magnum wrote on 06/23/10 at 13:51:06:
SPOILERS!!!!!

I honestly like the story and plot of a dude who has so much faith, he can memorize the entire thing. Also the bullets going through him in town was fucking cool as shit. Then to find out when Oldmans charactor gets the book, it's in fucking braile! LMAO!!  


Which tells you what..?
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Post by magnum on 06/25/10 at 13:12:03
Watch the movie to find out.

How bout that?
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Post by Oddz on 06/25/10 at 21:30:23
I've already seen it, hell I'm the one who brought it up. But my dad watched the revelation of the book twice just to make sure he saw what was inside it correctly, and he STILL didn't buy the twist. I had to tell him about other parts of the movie that made it all make sense.
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Post by Riott on 06/26/10 at 07:23:16
I heard that snape killed dumbledore. Is this true?
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Post by SynthR on 06/26/10 at 13:47:54
Gandolf does.
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Post by XIZOR on 06/30/10 at 22:51:00
Predators next Friday. R rating confirmed. That is all.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/02/10 at 11:33:11
Recently watched "Wonder Woman" (animated).  Yeah, pretty fucking goddamn good.  But I have a Bruce Timm bias.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/02/10 at 16:24:26
Was that the newer one? I've watched all the animated Marvel movies, most recent being Planet Hulk, and they've all been pretty good though the quality seems to be waning as of late. But I've never given the DC ones a chance because I hate most things DC like Justice League, Super Man, Green Lantern, and the like. Just wondering if they would be worth my time.
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Post by LindaP on 07/02/10 at 16:57:08
The Last Airbender

-No King Boomi
-No Kiyoshi Warriors
-No fuckhead bandits that robbed and beat up Fire Nation people (I forgot their names)
-They pronounce almost all the names wrong
-Zuko is fugly
-His sister is fuglier
-The Fire Nation, instead of Chinese, are all dirty, ugly, curry-smelling Sandpeople
-Little to no Earthbending
-Fire Nation can't necessarily firebend
-Sokka isn't funny
-Katara practically unnoticable
-Aang is a baby-face bitch, also isn't funny
-Uncle Iroh isn't funny or laid back
-The only thing they seemed to get right was Appa and Momo

It was horrible in just about every aspect. Not even people that didn't watch Avatar can enjoy it.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/02/10 at 17:01:00

XIZOR wrote on 07/02/10 at 16:24:26:
Was that the newer one? I've watched all the animated Marvel movies, most recent being Planet Hulk, and they've all been pretty good though the quality seems to be waning as of late. But I've never given the DC ones a chance because I hate most things DC like Justice League, Super Man, Green Lantern, and the like. Just wondering if they would be worth my time.


Well, to be brutally honestly, the DC movies fucking RAPE the Marvel movies.  I hate having to admit that, but Planet Hulk didn't give me the same feeling that World War Hulk comics did.  And Hulk Vs. was kinda meh.  (except for Wilson shooting Logan right in his face).  

Anyway, Wonder Woman was really good.  If you like the guys who did Batman The Animated Series, Superman, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited and Batman Beyond, you're going to like all their shit.  Green Lantern: First Flight:  Totally off canon but so awesome.  Crisis On Two Earths:  kinda up-to-date but a different interpretation.  

I mean if you think about it, those dudes came up with the coolest shit.  Their Cadmus story arc on JLU, their Legion arc, making Brainiac a Kryptonian A.I., etc etc.  They know how to adapt shit for multiple audiences without losing the  essence.  

And Wonder Woman made me cry, twice.  But then again I'm a pussy.

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Post by XIZOR on 07/02/10 at 21:24:21
Cry, CRY YOU PUSSY!



But seriously, the only Marvel animated movies I thought were really good were Iron Man and the Ultimate Avengers ones. Others than that the rest were so-so. Planet Hulk was pretty awful.

I loved Batman the animated series. I grew up watching that and still think it is one of the best superhero cartoons to date if not the best so maybe I'll check out the other stuff. I just hate Superman. He's fucking gay.

And thanks for the heads up on The Last Airbender Linda. I wasn't going to go see it or anything but it did "look" cool. Did it have a typical shitty M. Night Shyamalamadingdong twist ending or did he finally realize he fails at doing that?
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Post by LindaP on 07/02/10 at 22:45:41
Me and a friend of mine watched The Batman 90's series all over again. Unlike most Superhero cartoons, it withstood the test of time. It's still an amazing show.

And no problem. No, it didn't have a "twist" you don't expect. I think it's because it's not an original film. I mean, it had a couple twists the show had to begin with, but nothing his smelly brown ass conjured up.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 07/02/10 at 23:12:12
damn girl, you must really be pissed cause I counted 2 potentially racist remarks in those 2 posts. of course, we all love racist humor, but I didn't expect it from you :D
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Post by LindaP on 07/03/10 at 00:53:50

The Dizaster Child wrote on 07/02/10 at 23:12:12:
damn girl, you must really be pissed cause I counted 2 potentially racist remarks in those 2 posts. of course, we all love racist humor, but I didn't expect it from you :D

lmao that's cause it's usually not accepted when I want to say it. I assumed you guys wouldn't care what I called them XD
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 07/03/10 at 00:57:05
the original batman from '90 was good, i remember not liking the others too much
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/03/10 at 02:40:47
Comic book film noir.  It was pretty against the grain of everything that was going on at the time.  

And Xizor, on the subject of Iron Man, I've been waiting for this for about a year....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4Q7xgxDJh4


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Post by XIZOR on 07/03/10 at 03:15:39
:o

Sweeeeeet! The art in that looks fantastic. Is this another reboot or stand alone movie. I'm guessing its not a sequel to the other animated one. Either way, will be watching that one.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/03/10 at 03:27:16
Looks fuckin' amazing, yeah.  It's a 12 episode, serialized show coming out in October in Japan.
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Post by ObsessedByCruelty on 07/03/10 at 04:29:43

LindaP wrote on 07/02/10 at 16:57:08:
The Last Airbender

-No King Boomi
-No Kiyoshi Warriors
-No fuckhead bandits that robbed and beat up Fire Nation people (I forgot their names)
-They pronounce almost all the names wrong
-Zuko is fugly
-His sister is fuglier
-The Fire Nation, instead of Chinese, are all dirty, ugly, curry-smelling Sandpeople
-Little to no Earthbending
-Fire Nation can't necessarily firebend
-Sokka isn't funny
-Katara practically unnoticable
-Aang is a baby-face bitch, also isn't funny
-Uncle Iroh isn't funny or laid back
-The only thing they seemed to get right was Appa and Momo

It was horrible in just about every aspect. Not even people that didn't watch Avatar can enjoy it.


You should go on Wikipedia and look at the reviews it has. They are pretty harsh, especially the one where some guy called DBZ Evolution a masterpiece.
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Post by LindaP on 07/03/10 at 14:00:59

Infernal wrote on 07/03/10 at 04:29:43:
You should go on Wikipedia and look at the reviews it has. They are pretty harsh, especially the one where some guy called DBZ Evolution a masterpiece.


lmao yeah I read those. I wouldn't go as far as call DB Evolution a Masterpiece, but I do think these two films can be compared :P

Some website's headline on their review on The Last Airbender was "Finally, M.Night is looking into Comedy" lol


NapalmSanctuary wrote on 07/03/10 at 00:57:05:
the original batman from '90 was good, i remember not liking the others too much


I started watching The Batman, the 2005 (I think) series.

It's not bad, especially if you watch it with an open mind. Although some changes will annoy fans (such as Bane being Red Hulk) and Joker being Blanka from Street Fighter if he took a class at clown college, but it's not that bad of a series.

I was also upset with the complete absence of Two-Face and Scarecrow, my two favorite Batman villains. Turns out they were left out because the creators made a deal with WB to NOT use them since they'll both be featured in Nolan's Batman films. Doesn't make much sense to me but whatevs.
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Post by magnum on 07/03/10 at 17:01:41

LindaP wrote on 07/03/10 at 00:53:50:
lmao that's cause it's usually not accepted when I want to say it. I assumed you guys wouldn't care what I called them XD


You kidding? You can say anything you want Linda. You've been here long enough to warrent that respect. At least from me anyway. I won't think less of you for it.

Thanks for that heads up on Airbender too. Both me and my wife just fucking knew he'd fuck that movie up too. My god how does he keep going?  
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Post by LindaP on 07/03/10 at 18:16:31

Magnum wrote on 07/03/10 at 17:01:41:
Thanks for that heads up on Airbender too. Both me and my wife just fucking knew he'd fuck that movie up too. My god how does he keep going?  


People aren't convinced that he's only done two good films.

They think he still has it . . . he hasn't had it for a decade.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/03/10 at 18:30:27
His only real strength as an artist is build-up, and in most cases he doesn't even use that talent properly.  You could also make a case for his ability to sometimes raise halfway decent philosophical questions without the answers being forced upon you by circumstances/characters such that the narrative is more sermon than askance.    

But, frankly, I don't like any of the films he's done.  
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Post by notsoyellowjacket on 07/04/10 at 04:22:15
I'm not a big M. Kight Shyamalan fan, the only movie of his that I thought was half-way decent was Lady in the Water.

My least favorite movie of his was The Village. I hate that movie with a passion. The twist was not clever or well thought out. And had no deep, philsophical meaning, which a lot people think it does. Honestly, people say shit like "Oh, it speaks volumes about how seperated the rich are from society. No, it doesn't. When I saw that twist, all that was going through my head was "I HOPE THE DUMB HOE GETS IT BY A CAR. THAT WOULD MAKE THIS MOVIE WORTH MY MONEY!!" But sadly, she didn't.

I'm sorry about that... I got a little... ranty. :P
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Post by Oddz on 07/04/10 at 05:07:33
Xizor, on some similar wavelength all I read in your reply was "Shyam..." and "...dong" and I knew what was in the middle.

I've never really liked his style. What makes it all the more frustrating is how he talks himself up after each film is released.

Lady in the Water was weird, and I felt, pointless. It was a bedtime story he told his kids and that was the best part to me.

Village sucked. Period. Don't see any point in that chick who could only see auras. It was way more interesting in the misguiding trailers where there really were beasts that lived outside the village.

I liked the concept of The Happening. But it lost me at the plants. Something floating through the air that makes people give up the need to maintain life is downright scary. Or so I feel. And the shot of the people jumping off the building was eery.

I liked The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. But both were pretty slow for me.

ETA:

I like movies with twists. Which is why I like the Saw movies (IV-VI (and probably the in-production seventh installment) don't count). I'm talking movies like The Book of Eli and The Prestige, where the twist alters the feeling of the movie while having been present the entire time. M. Night is just too subtle with his twists. There isn't a lead-up or any hints or clues. It's just story-story-story-Boom! And we're all supposed to be shocked, when actually it just feels like he just transitioned to a different story at the end.

The worst twists are the ones where they actually materialize scenes that never existed throughout the film in the end to try and support the twist, like in Saw VI, which I still guessed the twist to.

The Prestige also does this, but there is some dialogue that prompts its existence.

Movies with split personality twists don't count for me anymore.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/04/10 at 05:15:10
Sixth Sense was good for its time because that was before he ran the idea of a twist ending into the ground. He kept trying to copy that movie because people liked it when it came out. M. Night is lame. It seems almost unanimous. I don't know why people let him continue to make motion pictures. At least he tried something different with Airbender but it wasn't his property so you knew that would fail right off the bat.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/04/10 at 06:43:42
I don't mind a twist as long as it's not obvious that the writer wrote everything out, picked the culprit, then went back and wrote in some evidence to support it in hopes of making it seem naturally developed.  That shit isn't fooling anybody.  I also really fucking hate twist endings that have no consequence.


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Post by The Dizaster Child on 07/04/10 at 23:18:25
I've noticed that the old you get, the more obvious the twists become. like in Fight Club.. I didnt see that coming. or in Identity... but anything made in the last 5 pr 6 yrs, hasnt shocked me at all. I just look at the screen like, 'well ok.. I saw that coming an hr ago'.. then take the movie back pissed off that I wasted my money. I watched the last 30 mins of Shutter Island last night and knew what was going on... didnt even need the first hr and a half or so
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Post by notsoyellowjacket on 07/05/10 at 00:46:55

The Dizaster Child wrote on 07/04/10 at 23:18:25:
I watched the last 30 mins of Shutter Island last night and knew what was going on... didnt even need the first hr and a half or so




You know, I'm finding more and more movies are getting to be like this. You can pop up towards the end of the film and understand all the events that are happening, without even seeing a majority of the film!!



I guess writers are just getting a little lazy. Or maybe they just procrastinate for as long as possible then put the script together the day before it is due. Either way, I don't like the way things are looking. :'(

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Post by The Dizaster Child on 07/05/10 at 01:13:44
exactly why I find myself not as geared up for the movie theatre anymore. I'm hoping the next couple Marvel movies make it worthwhile
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/05/10 at 03:58:40
It's not even specific to film, either.  Media of every kind has become more and more sub-standard, thoughtless and uninspired.  

This is what happens when industrial minds head up artistic endeavors.

The less you demand of the industry, the less you get.  It's not about creativity anymore, it's about efficiency, production quality/technology, exposure, profit, competition and image.

Music, film, video games, journalism, whatever.  People aren't active, intelligent or organized enough to give these fuckers their due wake-up call, so they're going to keep shoveling out the doodoo.  

Personally, I'm always boycotting shit, and trying to encourage other people to do the same.  But people with no foresight are far too likely to simply label you "hater" because everything is a dichotomy with them; and as such will purchase tickets to Michael Bay and James Cameron movies, buy albums by Evanescence, 50 Cent, watch American Idol thinking those people are artists, vote for and expect "change" from Barack Obama, and play video games like Guitar Hero Faggot.

It's been firmly established that most people have no taste.  And by "taste" I don't mean "opinion".  People make the retarded mistake of thinking that taste is 100% subjective.  It's  more of a multi-layered rubric for understanding, and has little to do with liking, disliking or hating.  Anyway, since people by and large don't have the time or will to engage themselves and their surroundings analytically, neither does the industry have any such incentive or compunction to satiate a demand that isn't there.

Wait, who's cynical?  Me?  Naaaaaaaaaaaaah.
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Post by joe twisted on 07/05/10 at 04:12:09

[TMA]InnatelyGestaltist wrote on 07/05/10 at 03:58:40:
It's not even specific to film, either.  Media of every kind has become more and more sub-standard, thoughtless and uninspired.  

This is what happens when industrial minds head up artistic endeavors.

The less you demand of the industry, the less you get.  It's not about creativity anymore, it's about efficiency, production quality/technology, exposure, profit, competition and image.

Music, film, video games, journalism, whatever.  People aren't active, intelligent or organized enough to give these fuckers their due wake-up call, so they're going to keep shoveling out the doodoo.  

Personally, I'm always boycotting shit, and trying to encourage other people to do the same.  But people with no foresight are far too likely to simply label you "hater" because everything is a dichotomy with them; and as such will purchase tickets to Michael Bay and James Cameron movies, buy albums by Evanescence, 50 Cent, watch American Idol thinking those people are artists, vote for and expect "change" from Barack Obama, and play video games like Guitar Hero Faggot.

It's been firmly established that most people have no taste.  And by "taste" I don't mean "opinion".  People make the retarded mistake of thinking that taste is 100% subjective.  It's  more of a multi-layered rubric for understanding, and has little to do with liking, disliking or hating.  Anyway, since people by and large don't have the time or will to engage themselves and their surroundings analytically, neither does the industry have any such incentive or compunction to satiate a demand that isn't there.

Wait, who's cynical?  Me?  Naaaaaaaaaaaaah.


lol yeah you'll show them who's boss

wow this gave me a good laugh

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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/05/10 at 05:09:43

joe twisted wrote on 07/05/10 at 04:12:09:
lol yeah you'll show them who's boss

wow this gave me a good laugh


Yep, totally in charge of my own perspective and entirely insusceptible to "suggestion without concept or context".  Are you implying with your sarcasm that I for some reason SHOULDN'T be the boss of my own mind?  lol  
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Post by joe twisted on 07/06/10 at 01:26:36

[TMA]InnatelyGestaltist wrote on 07/05/10 at 05:09:43:
Yep, totally in charge of my own perspective and entirely insusceptible to "suggestion without concept or context".  Are you implying with your sarcasm that I for some reason SHOULDN'T be the boss of my own mind?  lol  


no, I'm implying that your overinflated ego is laughable.

You know what good taste is, but most of the world doesn't ... it's hilarity at its finest.  You go on not enjoying most of what life offers, at least you know you're better than everyone else.




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[TMA]InnatelyGestaltist wrote on 07/05/10 at 05:09:43:
 lol  


There's actually going to be a movie going by that name.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/06/10 at 04:20:39

joe twisted wrote on 07/06/10 at 01:26:36:
no, I'm implying that your overinflated ego is laughable.

You know what good taste is, but most of the world doesn't ... it's hilarity at its finest.  You go on not enjoying most of what life offers, at least you know you're better than everyone else.



Right, because it's purely egotistical to objectively point out that there's nothing thought-provoking or noteworthy about a Britney Spears record.  Give me a break.  Not enjoying most of what life offers?  I've never understood why people think that when you criticize or mock something that is obviously garbage, that you in turn hate everything that isn't garbage.  Again, there's that false dichotomy people like to draw.  

I'm willing to wager that I buy and fall in love with more music in one month than you have in your entire life.  You're basically also saying that it's egotistical of me to state that 85% of the population isn't familiar with the Wilkinson anisotropy probe.  It's egotistical for me to cite Michael Bay as an example of being a tasteless hack.  

Lol @ "not enjoying most of what life offers".  That's good shit.  

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Post by joe twisted on 07/06/10 at 05:29:34

[TMA]InnatelyGestaltist wrote on 07/06/10 at 04:20:39:
Right, because it's purely egotistical to objectively point out that there's nothing thought-provoking or noteworthy about a Britney Spears record.  Give me a break.  Not enjoying most of what life offers?  I've never understood why people think that when you criticize or mock something that is obviously garbage, that you in turn hate everything that isn't garbage.  Again, there's that false dichotomy people like to draw.  

I'm willing to wager that I buy and fall in love with more music in one month than you have in your entire life.  You're basically also saying that it's egotistical of me to state that 85% of the population isn't familiar with the Wilkinson anisotropy probe.  It's egotistical for me to cite Michael Bay as an example of being a tasteless hack.  

Lol @ "not enjoying most of what life offers".  That's good shit.  


maybe you need to reread your post, but you pretty much put down everything there is, so while its funny to see you backtrack and give out pointed examples ... you didn't to begin with.  keep boycotting champ, you're a winner!



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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/06/10 at 06:06:20
I am, indeed, a winner.  And I haven't back-tracked at all.  If you didn't pick-up on the "sleight-on-the-main-stream" theme/subtext of that post, that's on you, not me.

And furthermore, I haven't changed my standpoint on anything, so I don't see how you're claiming flip-flop.

Modern mainstream movie-making is tasteless, but looks fantastic.

Mainstream media is bought and paid for.

Modern mainstream music is uninspired and lacks any direction, experimentation or musical depth.  (BUT IT'S GOT GREAT PRODUCTION QUALITY!!!! YEAH!)

And Guitar Hero is gay.

 



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Post by Brian Evol on 07/06/10 at 06:18:39

Oddz wrote on 06/20/10 at 05:14:42:
The Book of Eli blew my mind.

I'm surprised that hasn't come up in all the Mila Kunis talk.


Holy SHIT Book of Eli SUCKED my DICK off. I liked EVERYONE involved, Oldman, Washington, Kunis, fuck I even like the Hughes Brothers. I was with the movie right to the end when it shows them putting the bible on a shelf with the Quran and the Torah. Sweet, the three books I WOULDN'T want to survive the apocalypse, all there.

I dunno, as a film I guess it was okay but it felt really preachy. VERY preachy.

I wouldn't have minded the ending so much but why not Origin of the Species? Pale Blue Dot? Or any number of other IMPORTANT books that are NOT religious?
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/06/10 at 06:27:07

wrote on 07/06/10 at 06:18:39:
Holy SHIT Book of Eli SUCKED my DICK off. I liked EVERYONE involved, Oldman, Washington, Kunis, fuck I even like the Hughes Brothers. I was with the movie right to the end when it shows them putting the bible on a shelf with the Quran and the Torah. Sweet, the three books I WOULDN'T want to survive the apocalypse, all there.

I dunno, as a film I guess it was okay but it felt really preachy. VERY preachy.

I wouldn't have minded the ending so much but why not Origin of the Species? Pale Blue Dot? Or any number of other IMPORTANT books that are NOT religious?


I would've loved for them to have explored the content of the ending just a bit more, rather than leaving it to seem pseudo spiritual and self-important.  Showing the onset of history repeating itself all over again; that would've been awesome! 

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Post by Brian Evol on 07/06/10 at 06:30:27

[TMA]InnatelyGestaltist wrote on 07/06/10 at 04:20:39:
Right, because it's purely egotistical to objectively point out that there's nothing thought-provoking or noteworthy about a Britney Spears record.  Give me a break.  Not enjoying most of what life offers?  I've never understood why people think that when you criticize or mock something that is obviously garbage, that you in turn hate everything that isn't garbage.  Again, there's that false dichotomy people like to draw.  

I'm willing to wager that I buy and fall in love with more music in one month than you have in your entire life.  You're basically also saying that it's egotistical of me to state that 85% of the population isn't familiar with the Wilkinson anisotropy probe.  It's egotistical for me to cite Michael Bay as an example of being a tasteless hack.  

Lol @ "not enjoying most of what life offers".  That's good shit.  



I would agree 100%. Bay IS a hack. Most mainstream media IS insipid and uninspired trash, though I still give myself over to it from time to time to "turn my mind off" for a while and watch some explosions.

I can't STAND to hear all the mainstream music coming out, my sister in law sent me some mp3s of popular songs thinking I might like them, nearly every single one was just an older song with different lyrics.

"Oh wow Strict Machine is so good!"

But this is just Rock N Roll by Gary Glitter with a woman trying to sound like Blondie? Wtf? I can't listen to popular shit, it sucks.

I can't watch TV either, the commercials, the programs, everytime I go to my mother's and she is watching television I have to leave the room. It is so... POINTLESS. I can't handle it.

It is a simple formula, is this artist played on the radio? Yes.
Okay, 95% chance I'll fucking HATE it. Am I missing out somehow? No, because for every dozen over-produced talentless hack on the radio there is one band that I fucking LOVE. Carbon Based Lifeforms for example, I've never purchased their albums, I don't own a single CD. But I have donated money to them via Paypal to pay for their entire discography a few times over.

Like Innately is saying here, I'll get behind something if it is worth getting behind, but the vast majority of mainstream media is uninspired bullshit.

"Oh man Lady Gaga is so WEIRD and UNIQUE."
No, she isn't, she is being MARKETED that way. You are being TOLD she is weird and unique, she the same shit as Britney Spears, just in make up.
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Post by Brian Evol on 07/06/10 at 06:32:41

[TMA]InnatelyGestaltist wrote on 07/06/10 at 06:27:07:
I would've loved for them to have explored the content of the ending just a bit more, rather than leaving it to seem pseudo spiritual and self-important.  Showing the onset of history repeating itself all over again; that would've been awesome! 


Exactly, they barely touched upon the subject early on, he commented on people destroying religious books and saying they were the cause for the war. That theme is never revisited, sadly.

Instead we are left with this whole "well thank God we have religion!" message.

On a side note "The Invention of Lying" is probably one of the BEST films I've seen in quite some time. Enjoyed it.
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Post by Brian Evol on 07/06/10 at 06:38:49

The Dizaster Child wrote on 07/04/10 at 23:18:25:
I've noticed that the old you get, the more obvious the twists become. like in Fight Club.. I didnt see that coming. or in Identity... but anything made in the last 5 pr 6 yrs, hasnt shocked me at all. I just look at the screen like, 'well ok.. I saw that coming an hr ago'.. then take the movie back pissed off that I wasted my money. I watched the last 30 mins of Shutter Island last night and knew what was going on... didnt even need the first hr and a half or so


I feel the same way, Fight Club surprised me, Seven surprised me. Nothing else has since then, the only film that really 'got' me in recent years was the first Saw and maybe The Departed. Not sure why but it just nailed me, had no idea that was coming. Most other 'twists' are just contrived bullshit that means nothing like Innately said. Though Shutter Island twist was easy to see I like the way that despite it all being fake he relapsed anyhow. He wasn't like a special unique case that goes back to normal for the sake of being our hero. No, he just bam is mental again.
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Post by Brian Evol on 07/06/10 at 06:51:06

[TMA]InnatelyGestaltist wrote on 07/05/10 at 03:58:40:
It's not even specific to film, either.  Media of every kind has become more and more sub-standard, thoughtless and uninspired.  


I found this out the hard way on a recent trip to Borders to find some new books to read, the entire best seller list is pulp trash, and I drew strange looks from the girl at the front desk when I wanted to special order John Updike, because amazingly they had NONE in the store. I ended up making my only purchases in the "classic" section which is shoved into an alcove near the back of the store.

This is what our simple minded society does. They shove Harry Potter, Twilight and Dr. Phil up your ass and shove anything with a vocabulary above 12th grade in the back of the store.

I was shocked when I saw 'Greatest Show on Earth' by Dawkins up near the front, but that might have been because it had just come out at the time. A book on evolution near the front of the store? What just fucking happened? However sitting next to it was some religious bunk.

Dante's Inferno the video game is a good example of how stupid our culture is.

Coming soon: Moby Dick the video game!

You play as Captain Ahab with a giant spiky harpoon and you have to kill pirates and mini-whale bosses to reach Moby Dick, but fear not you have back up from Ishmael and Queequeg, the witch doctor that throws exploding shrunken heads and shit! Amazing!
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/06/10 at 07:29:23
I was caught unawares there, for a moment.  I didn't realize there was a game with the title "Dante's Inferno".  I can imagine that possibly being done well, though.

As for television, I haven't watched more than 5 minutes at a time since 2004.  It's garbage.  I DO get introduced to a few interesting shows here and there, on DVD's, though.  I thought Breaking Bad wasn't a waste of my time (the three episodes I saw, that is).  The other decent show I was introduced to was the Robot Chicken episode in which they did a short operatic interpretation of Wrath Of Kahn!  WIN!

I was going to segway into a nerd rant about the new Star Trek movie, but I think everything that needs to be said has been said, so fuck it.  The only argument/debate point I'm ever met with is like..."you're just mad because Star Trek isn't boring anymore, hater!".


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Post by XIZOR on 07/06/10 at 07:34:20
You guys are just now realizing this stuff? Media has been shit for 10 plus years now. That's why I just play video games, listen to a few bands I like, read my Star Wars novels, and be done with it all. The world has nothing much to offer anymore. Thank god playing video games will probably always be fun and a viable artform, as well as playing and writing your own music. If I didn't play games as much as I do I don't know what I would do with my time because everything bores me to death.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/06/10 at 07:54:52
Just now?  No.  But it's never a bad thing to let it off in public venues for people who don't know any better to get those gears running in their heads.  Much like how Spock and Bones no longer retained any true hostility toward one another, but kept up their bickering and jibing simply because it was expected of them.  The chip on my shoulder is gone, because there's so much awesome shit you discover out of your frustration with what's force-fed to consumers on the whole.  But as a remnant of my former rage, the habit of bitching when I get the chance to is ever inviting.

And, yes, there's nothing more fucking awesome than composing your own music and playing instruments.  Infinite playground.  Last year I wrote the most retarded piece of music in the time signature of Pi (22/7 time signature, i.e. subdividing a 3.5 by 11).  Not REALLY fibonacci series level, but close enough to generate something wacky as hell.  And if you're guessing that the piece sounded like shit, you'd be right.  I couldn't figure out how to find the exact radius of the circle of 5ths, so I went with 22/7.  Maybe I'll figure that out when I'm an old man with nothing else ACTUALLY MUSICAL to accomplish.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/06/10 at 08:08:01
No, by all means bitch away. Saves me from having to bash everything that most people think is cool at the site and in the world abroad. I'm usually the resident dick head that bashes every band, movie, book, and game that people think are cool so its nice to not have the full work load. Leaves me more time for internet pronz....jk, I don't jerk off. That's disgusting.

But to get back on topic. I really wanted to see that Inception movie. It has a cool concept and it was written, produced and directed by Christopher Nolan who did Dark Knight. The reason why I probably won't watch it is because I hate Leonardo DiCaprio and I think he plays the main part. DiCaprio cannot act. He just can't. I don't know if I could look past what will probably be another lackluster performance by him for the greater good. The movie does have Ellen Page though. I think she is adorable. I just want to tickler her and pinch her little cheekies, then bury face in her crotch until I get chunks of her pussy juice in my goatee which I will leave there until they dry so I can snack on them later and remember how good Ellen Pages pussy tasted.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/06/10 at 08:36:57
The concept is indeed excellent.  Personally, I've never had a problem with Leonardo DiCaprio, but that's most likely due to the fact that I've never seen anything he was in.  Romeo And Juliet, Titanic, The Beach, Gangs Of New York, Catch Me If You Can...I haven't sat through any of those.  I DID see The Quick And The Dead, but maybe that doesn't count in an assessment of whether or not he can act.

Still, I'll see a Nolan film no matter what.  A lot of people think Memento was overrated, and that's fine.  But for me, that pretty much cemented Nolan as the go-to guy for a form of entertainment that wasn't bubble gum chewing garbage.  I'm glad he made it big, because he's brilliant and he deserves it.  No words can describe the boner I got when I found out he was doing Batman.

I couldn't refuse to watch Inception even if I wanted to.  But that doesn't mean I won't say it sucks if it does suck.  I thought Batman Begins was the most mediocre shit, and I was still a Nolan fanboy.
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Post by LindaP on 07/06/10 at 13:19:15
Watched House of 1000 Corpses the other night . . . I liked it.
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Post by Brian Evol on 07/06/10 at 13:38:46
I like Nolan a lot also, I know I am in good hands with one of his films, I feel the same about Aronofsky and Boyle. Danny Boyle is fantastic. Haven't seen a film of his I disliked. Sunshine, 28 Days Later, Slumdog.

The first house of 1000 Corpses was fun, devil's rejects was trash though.
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Post by SynthR on 07/06/10 at 15:18:19
Saw 'Book of Eli' the other night. Not a bad film, but nothing special. I was enjoying it up until the turning point two-thirds in. For what it was, it was fun, the action was good and there are so few post-apocalyptic films that this is entertaining in it's own right.

Still wanting to pick up Bronson and Shutter Island.

Inception I've been wanting to see as well, but since nobody else does, I won't be seeing it until the DVD release. I don't think I'm pathetic enough to see a movie on my own.

Roadie wants to see Predators, so maybe I'll ask him out on a date for next week.
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Post by LindaP on 07/06/10 at 19:02:52

SynthR wrote on 07/06/10 at 15:18:19:
Inception I've been wanting to see as well, but since nobody else does, I won't be seeing it until the DVD release. I don't think I'm pathetic enough to see a movie on my own.


I've gone to the theaters by myself once. No fun.
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Post by Roket on 07/06/10 at 20:01:08
yeah Ive been to the theatres once by myself too and it blows donkey.

there are actually a few movies Ill go out and see right now. Want to see Inception with buddies and Toy Story 3 with my little sister.

saw Book of Eli too and thought the ending was odd but the whole faith thing was key of the entire story I guess.. I just find it funny how Gods servant was such a badass killing machine. Oh well, made a good story.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/06/10 at 20:56:53
SPOILERS PEOPLE SPOILERS! Fuck, for the last page you guys have just been rambling off about The Book of Eli with no warning. I haven't seen it yet assholes!

House of 1000 Corpses was great. Devils Rejects wasn't on the same level but it was funny as fuck. I love to watch Devils Rejects for a good laugh every now and then. Its fun to try and count how many times they say fuck in that movie. "tootie fucking fruity".

And why are you fags scared to go the the movies by yourself? I go to the movies by myself all the time. Doesn't bother me at all. Most of my RL friends have either moved, busy, or just act like fucking cocksuckers so I usually go see stuff by myself. Thankfully my best pal flies in tomorrow so I don't have to watch Predators alone.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 07/06/10 at 21:08:41
I have never gone to the movies by myself.  If I am going to watch a movie by myself, I would just download it for free.  The fun part of movies is the experience of going to a movie, telling niggers to shut up, and eating popcorn, not neccessarily in that order.

Christopher Nolan is the last great director of our time.  He is M. Night ten years ago before he fell off, and easily the edgiest, best storyteller of all recent directors.  You can't go wrong with Inception and I will personally drag everyone I know to see it.  Just read some reviews today and it's getting a lot of 9.5/10s.

The Inception, The Prestige, Memento, Unbreakable, and Sixth Sense had great endings.  Christopher Nolan is a fucking genius.

EDIT - And I concur, all artforms outside of video games blows.
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Post by LindaP on 07/07/10 at 16:57:06

XIZOR wrote on 07/06/10 at 20:56:53:
House of 1000 Corpses was great. Devils Rejects wasn't on the same level but it was funny as fuck. I love to watch Devils Rejects for a good laugh every now and then. Its fun to try and count how many times they say fuck in that movie. "tootie fucking fruity".

And why are you fags scared to go the the movies by yourself? I go to the movies by myself all the time. Doesn't bother me at all. Most of my RL friends have either moved, busy, or just act like fucking cocksuckers so I usually go see stuff by myself. Thankfully my best pal flies in tomorrow so I don't have to watch Predators alone.


Captain Spaulding was the 'fucking' man.

It's not being scared of going by myself. I just think it's boring if I don't have at least 1 other person to go with.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/07/10 at 17:15:19
I think the thing about House of 1,000 Corpses, for me, was that it wasn't as much of a cinematic experience as it was theatrical/Broadway-ish.  To me that made it more immersing.  I think there are a few things about horror overall that I just don't get, but if nothing else, I can tell that Rob Zombie's work is both unique and influenced; laden with homage.  

And going to the movies by myself makes me feel like a fucking badass.  In fact, going anywhere by yourself is awesome.  You get to do that whole fast-walk, looking-directly-past-people-as-they-have-no-choice-but-to-move-out-of-the-fucking-way-of-your-immense-power move.  

Waiting for Batman: Under The Red Hood.  It was originally slated for a borderline R rating, due to the opening scene:  Joker killing the second Robin (Jason) by beating him to death with a crowbar, straight outta the old comic.  But apparently they're having to tone it down a notch or some bullshit.  Hopefully we'll get an uncut release like they did for Batman Beyond.  What's weird is that in their other recent stuff, like Crisis On Two Earths and New Frontier, there was all kinds of swearing and ridiculous violence.  If there's no uncut release, I'm going to be pretty fucking pissed.  
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Post by XIZOR on 07/07/10 at 19:14:56
I watched that stupid Gaymer movie last night....I mean Gamer. Not that I thought it would be good but the premise was so stupid and over the top that I had to watch it. Movie was fucking weird. It was a combination of Running Man, Death Race, and Battlefield Bad Company 2, ha. I highly doubt society would ever get that convoluted but apparently they weren't going for realism here. It did have some cool cinematography, some nice gory action scenes, some titties and ass, and Michael C. Hall who plays Dexter on, well Dexter. He was fucking awesome in this movie.
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Post by ObsessedByCruelty on 07/07/10 at 20:31:36

XIZOR wrote on 07/07/10 at 19:14:56:
I watched that stupid Gaymer movie last night....I mean Gamer. Not that I thought it would be good but the premise was so stupid and over the top that I had to watch it. Movie was fucking weird. It was a combination of Running Man, Death Race, and Battlefield Bad Company 2, ha. I highly doubt society would ever get that convoluted but apparently they weren't going for realism here. It did have some cool cinematography, some nice gory action scenes, some titties and ass, and Michael C. Hall who plays Dexter on, well Dexter. He was fucking awesome in this movie.


When I saw Ludacris in the trailer when this movie came out, I knew this film was gonna suck. Why does this fucker have to "further" his career? He is terrible at everything he does.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/07/10 at 20:56:44

Infernal wrote on 07/07/10 at 20:31:36:
When I saw Ludacris in the trailer when this movie came out, I knew this film was gonna suck. Why does this fucker have to "further" his career? He is terrible at everything he does.


He's awesome at consistently churning out stink butter.  Stink butter?  Fuck I'm using that from now on.  Stank buttah.  

I saw a trailer for Gamer and I just got confused.  

And IMO A-Team was fucking awesome as shit.  Patrick Wilson makes that movie watchable.  And, you know, flying a fucking tank.  If you can get past the lack of intellectual stimulation the film has to offer, it's fun.


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Post by XIZOR on 07/07/10 at 21:10:55

Infernal wrote on 07/07/10 at 20:31:36:
When I saw Ludacris in the trailer when this movie came out, I knew this film was gonna suck. Why does this fucker have to "further" his career? He is terrible at everything he does.


Yes, well, Ludashit was the first thing that made me realize the movie would suck, but thankfully he really isn't in the movie any longer than maybe 3 to 4 minutes. He doesn't really play a big role. I just added Gamer to my netflix queue because I'm officially all out of good movies to watch and since my dad bought my netflix account for christmas last year, I'm technically not paying for any of this shit. That's also why I finally watched GI Joe last week as well. Terrible movie.
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Post by LindaP on 07/07/10 at 23:47:32
I don't think G.I. Joe was suppose to be a good movie . . . the only scene I REALLY liked was the Power Suit scene.


XIZOR wrote on 07/07/10 at 19:14:56:
Michael C. Hall who plays Dexter on, well Dexter. He was fucking awesome in this movie.

He's the only reason I want to watch that film.
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Post by SynthR on 07/08/10 at 16:50:20

XIZOR wrote on 07/06/10 at 20:56:53:
SPOILERS PEOPLE SPOILERS! Fuck, for the last page you guys have just been rambling off about The Book of Eli with no warning. I haven't seen it yet assholes!


Hey! I said nothing revealing! Blame Rocket!!!! Boooo!

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Whenever I think of Ludacris, I think of Justin Bieber's song where he has that part "When I was 13..." What a pedo.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 07/08/10 at 17:06:10
I don't know which comment deserves the facepalm.

You listen to Ludacris and Justin Bieber?
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 07/08/10 at 18:33:30
c'mon now, Luda had some good shit back back back in the day.. Back For The First Time, Word Of Mouf..
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Post by Brian Evol on 07/08/10 at 18:47:09
I'm a little behind the times but I watched An American Werewolf in London last night for the first time and I gotta say it is probably one of the best horror films I've ever seen. Transformation scene = amazing.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 07/08/10 at 19:11:08

The Dizaster Child wrote on 07/08/10 at 18:33:30:
c'mon now, Luda had some good shit back back back in the day.. Back For The First Time, Word Of Mouf..


Do you still not realize sarcasm when you read it, n00b?

Do you think I'd really put Luda and Bieber in the same category...ever?  Remember, I'm the only hip hop head here (until n00b explosion 2011, coincidentally when NRG stops getting bashed).

That last clause is a complete fabrication.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/08/10 at 19:18:42

-SCoLD- wrote on 07/08/10 at 19:11:08:
I'm the only hip hop head here


...

*puts on Wrath Of The Math*  You were saying?



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Post by LindaP on 07/08/10 at 19:19:20

-SCoLD- wrote on 07/08/10 at 19:11:08:
Do you still not realize sarcasm when you read it, n00b?

Do you think I'd really put Luda and Bieber in the same category...ever?  Remember, I'm the only hip hop head here (until n00b explosion 2011, coincidentally when NRG stops getting bashed).

That last clause is a complete fabrication.


In his defense, sarcasm doesn't always transfer that well through mere text, unless you actually point it out in the post :-X
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Post by -SCoLD- on 07/08/10 at 19:28:34
I guess I shouldn't be surprised, most MATURE hip hop lovers are intelligent.  You have to be intelligent to appreciate good poetry in lyrics, it's not bopping your feet or head to the same rhythm like a drunk skank at a club.

And Linda, you must be new here.  I'm the most sarcastic fucker at TMA since SoCasm left.  Nice to meet you.  Almost every post I make has a double entendre in it somehow, you just have to read in between the lines.  I was in fact making fun of the people that think Ludacris has no talent, and I'm pretty sure SynthR was just throwing out Bieber there as another elaborate hoax.  It's just how TMA rolls.

We're going to have to write a manual for the noobs at TMA 2.0.
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Post by LindaP on 07/08/10 at 19:35:13

-SCoLD- wrote on 07/08/10 at 19:28:34:
I guess I shouldn't be surprised, most MATURE hip hop lovers are intelligent.  You have to be intelligent to appreciate good poetry in lyrics, it's not bopping your feet or head to the same rhythm like a drunk skank at a club.

And Linda, you must be new here.  I'm the most sarcastic fucker at TMA since SoCasm left.  Nice to meet you.  Almost every post I make has a double entendre in it somehow, you just have to read in between the lines.  I was in fact making fun of the people that think Ludacris has no talent, and I'm pretty sure SynthR was just throwing out Bieber there as another elaborate hoax.  It's just how TMA rolls.

We're going to have to write a manual for the noobs at TMA 2.0.


Yeah, I'm pretty new. How have you not seen me before though? Oh well, whatevs.

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Post by -SCoLD- on 07/08/10 at 19:52:40

LindaP wrote on 07/08/10 at 19:35:13:
Yeah, I'm pretty new. How have you not seen me before though? Oh well, whatevs.


I am speechless.  Bring out the cat costume thumb cause you got my tongue.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/08/10 at 21:49:59
Ludacris sucks.

Predators tomorrow. I'll be there at the first showing to I should be able to give everyone the scoop on whether the franchise has returned.
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Post by LindaP on 07/08/10 at 23:25:04

XIZOR wrote on 07/08/10 at 21:49:59:
Ludacris sucks.

Predators tomorrow. I'll be there at the first showing to I should be able to give everyone the scoop on whether the franchise has returned.


I'm probably going to go watch it tomorrow night. I think it just might be good . . . maybe.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 07/09/10 at 01:03:49

LindaP wrote on 07/08/10 at 19:19:20:
In his defense, sarcasm doesn't always transfer that well through mere text, unless you actually point it out in the post :-X


thank you Linda, you get it... and fuck you, Scoldilocks. you havent been coming off as supreme sarcasm master in my eyes, and if you'd quit running off when you and Xizor get into it, you might make enough posts to where its evident. usually your posts are about news in the Sony world.. which I dont see you being sarcastic about since you're 6 posts and $20 away from being Sony's official fluffer

and FYI, down here, Luda is known as an Uncle Tom-ass, southern fried nigger.. and this is by the hip-hop crowd, which is pretty fucking ironic since he's from the south. I never hear good things said about him, unfortunately... not in YEARS. I cant help but take it serious if he gets ragged on, especially on here where shit gets bashed every 10 seconds

I was gonna buy you a cheeseburger when I come to Philly next month, but now you can kiss my n0000000b ass  ;D
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/09/10 at 01:24:55
It's pretty hard to be impressive when you come out with garbage after an era of Nas, Boot Camp Click, Wu Tang/affiliates, Tribe Called Quest, Jeru The Damaja, Gang Starr, Real Live, Rass Kass, Edo. G, etc...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqstOeYRqvg

50 Cent?  Jay Z? (post reasonable doubt), Ludacris?  Riiiight.    

 
I need to stop making so many off-topic posts.  

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Post by XIZOR on 07/09/10 at 03:24:43
Wu Tang/affiliates are the shit.

And oh my fuck. Dizaster smack talking SCoLD?!! :o

:::grabs popcorn:::
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Post by Midknight on 07/09/10 at 06:23:19
Saw 1-6 n Killer Klowns from outer space
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Post by XIZOR on 07/09/10 at 07:02:21
This will be the coolest movie this year. If you aren't excited for it you are a faggot. Robert Deniro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Danny Trejo, Steven Seagal, Cheech Marin....all win.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V9OdilCiDM&feature=related
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Post by Midknight on 07/09/10 at 07:06:37

XIZOR wrote on 07/09/10 at 07:02:21:
This will be the coolest movie this year. If you aren't excited for it you are a faggot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V9OdilCiDM&feature=related


ya i was happy they made this movie real after seeing it in grindhouse.  don't know about lindsay tho
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Post by XIZOR on 07/09/10 at 07:09:27
Yes, well, I can overlook Lindsey Lohan. I don't think she has a large role in movie from my understanding. There are a few trailers that don't even mention her which I think is funny and indicative that she won't matter. Attack of the Show had an exclusive trailer tonight on the show but I can't find it...wasn't on the site. No Lohan in that at all which is why I wanted to post that one.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/09/10 at 07:30:28
Wow, I think that trailer made me poop a little.    

And fuck, Michelle Rodriguez is so goddamn beautiful.  

I love heavily stylized film.  

And I really had no idea anybody was still casting Seagal.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 07/09/10 at 07:52:14
I'm glad its actually the same thing at the beginning of Planet Terror instead of something they started from nothing with. I thought it was just a joke trailer.. and yes, Michelle Rodriguez has her moments when she's a TKO.. that was one of them. and RE
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/09/10 at 08:05:50

The Dizaster Child wrote on 07/09/10 at 07:52:14:
I'm glad its actually the same thing at the beginning of Planet Terror instead of something they started from nothing with. I thought it was just a joke trailer.. and yes, Michelle Rodriguez has her moments when she's a TKO.. that was one of them. and RE


And when she's swearing at paparazzi in Spanish
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Post by XIZOR on 07/09/10 at 08:12:48
Yeah, I'm not sure whether or not the Machete trailer in Planet Terror was a joke that turned into a movie or if it was planned all along. Either way, it was a good choice. I think everyone remembered that part fondly from Planet Terror. At least I have something to look forward to now.

Michelle Rodriguez is totally bangin' in that trailer. Aside from the patch that's the best I've ever seen her. I love a sexy stomach....yum.

And who wouldn't cast Seagal? Hes could probably take Chuck Norris in a fight. Yeah, I said! What, WHAT!
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Post by magnum on 07/09/10 at 13:23:54
Scold sooooooo gangsta yo.

That trailer was fucking cool. Cheech Martin as a priest. ROFLMAO
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Post by Brian Evol on 07/09/10 at 17:46:20
Hip Hop sucks.

The End.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/09/10 at 20:55:17

wrote on 07/09/10 at 17:46:20:
Hip Hop sucks.

The End.



Fuck that attitude.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hQ-y5dSarU
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Post by -SCoLD- on 07/09/10 at 21:11:10

The Dizaster Child wrote on 07/09/10 at 01:03:49:
thank you Linda, you get it... and fuck you, Scoldilocks. you havent been coming off as supreme sarcasm master in my eyes, and if you'd quit running off when you and Xizor get into it, you might make enough posts to where its evident. usually your posts are about news in the Sony world.. which I dont see you being sarcastic about since you're 6 posts and $20 away from being Sony's official fluffer


Six posts and Twenty dollars?  First of all, if that's the best line you got in your post, then you are trying to talk shit on the wrong forums, bub (V-Wingin' your ass).  Secondly, I can't live on the site anymore and I refuse to type posts on my phone because it simply takes too long and I don't have the attention span to do so.  So simply keep typing LOL smiley face into your phone and hitting post while at work so you can jack off to your virtual post count on a temporary board because I don't see how your fat ass girlfriend can even do anything for you.  I understand why you like fucking around with your car so much because you really love being under 3,000 pounds while its leaking oily fluids all over your face.  Why don't you take your six posts and stick them all in your ass one at a time so when you get your ass kicked in L4D2 or you finally figure out how to use AA attacks in TM2 you will be used to the fucking you will receive because according to you, you suck at everything that doesn't involve a steering wheel, including life.  Then take the twenty dollars and put it towards your child support before you get raped in jail again...unless of course you like the Cockmeat Sandwich.

If you really paid attention in the time you've been here, you would know how sarcastic I can be, but I don't expect most people of your intellect to even understand most of the double meanings in ANYTHING I post.  I don't talk like Gestaltist or Pogo the Clown, but believe me, the humor I think is the funniest is making fun of people right in front of them with double meanings and they don't even realize it.  That really tickles my balls.  I don't expect you to understand it or realize it, since you clearly lack memory and the ability to differentiate whom is whom in brawls much like you lack a decent hairstyle, a wardrobe that isn't in KoRN videos, and fit women.

I never RAN from any debate with anyone, Xizor or otherwise.  My temp job from X-Mas kept me and made me FT and sometimes I have to travel and don't get ANY PC time.  This is very rare though.  And Xizor and I get along fine, if anything, it's RoaDie and I that will never see eye to eye on games.  If you can't see the PS3 pulling so far ahead at this point, you are either ignorant to the business and how it works, ignorant on technical details or "specs", wrapped up in X-Box sentimental value/achievements, or a full blown moron incapable of producing logic.  I merely say I like the PS3 more because it does WAAY fucking more, has more CPU power, and I like the exclusive games much more.  Everyone else has a problem with it because I am excited about something they feel is taking over as number 1, and rightfully so because they are unwilling to meet their fanboyism.  Why else would someone get mad that I said the XBOX 720 would be out before the PS4?  WHY?!?  And I never said I was leaving full time, I said I wasn't posting about upcoming games (besides TMPS3)...and so far, I haven't mentioned one game other than Twisted Metal.

And you get no points for SCoLDilocks, considering it's your funniest line in the whole brawl and you stole it.  That's Magnum's term of endearment for me.  And pipe down NRG, your little cat scratches with your female press ons are barely scratching my skin.  You'll need to bring your A game if you want to continue this one, but I won't be back until Monday so make sure it's good.

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Everyone knows Ludacris is garbage.  He hasn't had a good CD in years.  Just because someone sucks now doesn't make him untalented.  Just highly unmotivated.  Why would you try if you were already a millionaire?  It happens everyday.  In every profession.

Wu-Tang was the shit.  Rap has gone down hill mainly, because anyone can literally rap, but rapping very well is a very rare thing.  You literally have to have a decent sounding voice, have perfect timing like a drummer with your syllables, and be able to tell a story/riddle and have your song mean something almost every time for me to listen to you.

Everyone that was good before fell off.

Recovery is like crack.

Skipping Predators, and I CANNOT wait for The Inception next week.
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Post by SynthR on 07/09/10 at 21:42:35

-SCoLD- wrote on 07/08/10 at 17:06:10:
I don't know which comment deserves the facepalm.

You listen to Ludacris and Justin Bieber?


It's called having the radio on with heavy rotation.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/09/10 at 21:57:41
Predators was better than I had hoped....but I was prepared for the worst. Its actually a decent flick and definitely the best use of the franchise since the first Predator. This movie doesn't take into account that Predator 2 even existed so Predators was like the spiritual successor to the first one much like how Aliens was the successor to Alien.

I wasn't expecting a full blown human vs Predator war but I was disappointed that there weren't more action scenes pitting the two against each other in creative little skirmishes. I was also let down by the lack of inventive kills on both the human and Predators part. Being that there weren't that many human characters I figured this would be the case from the get go.

The movie just didn't feel as epic as I had hoped. It was very small scale much like the first Predator with just a small band of human forces being stalked most of the movie--which is fine I guess since that's the general tone they were going for--but I was hoping to get those ideas taken to the next level and they really weren't.

The new Predator pets were interesting but were only in one scene and we still didn't get a good look at the Predator culture which is something I've had a problem with for years in the movies.

Overall I have to say give it a watch. I think any fan is going to do that anyways. Just don't expect to be blown away. It was a fun little summer movie but I'm not sure if it will become a classic like the first one. Maybe I'm just to jaded and expect more from my action movies than I did 20 years ago, but I just can't completely love Predators.
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Post by Brian Evol on 07/10/10 at 15:57:18
I loved Predators, it was very enjoyable, Xizor's description is spot on, a good theater movie.
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Post by magnum on 07/10/10 at 16:01:52
"And you get no points for SCoLDilocks, considering it's your funniest line in the whole brawl and you stole it.  That's Magnum's term of endearment for me."  

LMAO! I fogot about that one. That was awhile ago. Thanks for reminding me. ::::::::rings bell::::::::: continue.

Glad Preditors is good. Might have to wait till rental though. Just like with every other movie that comes out.

I can rap. I actually have one rap song, and one dance song. No music of course. I also have a country rap song. I would really love to flesh out my funk song. Have a few dozen different types of colored people with afros shuffling and clapping hands.  
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Post by LindaP on 07/11/10 at 07:27:39
Predators was exactly what I thought it would be. Gorey, stupid, funny, and entertaining at times.

The weirdo that dressed up like one? That caught me unexpectedly. Also the setting.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/11/10 at 08:42:55
Since a couple of you have seen it we can discuss further

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LindaP wrote on 07/11/10 at 07:27:39:
The weirdo that dressed up like one? That caught me unexpectedly.


You mean Morpheus, ha? Yes, that was a hugely wasted opportunity both because his character seemed cool and he had the Predator tech. When he showed up sporting the Predator gear and tech I was like, oh shit, this is about to get good, but nothing came of it. His character died within ten minutes and no one thought to grab the sweet ass Predator gear for themselves while escaping after he died. I was really hoping someone would wear it and fuck shit up.....but no.

And I don't know how I missed knowing Topher Grace was in the movie. Ugghh. He will forever be Eric from That 70's Show to me and nothing more. His little plot twist at the end was stupid and pointless. I couldn't figure out why that was added. What was he going to do? Kill the girl and then join the Predators? Retarded. If he was going to paralyze her he should have at least gotten a piece.

And what were those other creatures that the Predators dropped in those cages that had like roaches crawling out of them? That was never explained at all.
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Post by Oddz on 07/11/10 at 09:21:38
Ehh... I really thought Predators sucked. For me, Adrian Brody just couldn't pull off that bad ass loner guy, especially when he falls for and gets the girl in the end.

Lawrence Fishburne was a waste of time, and probably money. There was little point to that character. But the mention of no one stealing the predator tech is false, the inmate wore the armor that Lawrence asked him to put down in the ship. That's how he survived the plasma shot.

My guess is that the crates carried the skinnier aliens, the one that they used Topher to bait, and shot down. They mention in the movie that they're not the only ones being hunted, so I guess they were too.

My issues:
- I was hoping for a more psychological element. Adrian's character points out where all the others come from, that they're all heavy hitters. But it is explained later that they were chosen because they too were predators. I thought that was dumb. I didn't want a morality check, I wanted a bunch of no-gooders running for their lives.

- They can fire a million bullets into a predator dog that runs straight at them and miss till the last second, but the bitch can nail one in the face as it runs after Topher..?

- A lot of stupid dialogue, cheesy, overdone, cliche, the works.

- A lot of wasted opportunities. Lawrence especially.

- Two grenades from the Spetsnaz takes out a predator, but string a guy up with a dozen of them and the resulting fireball is a fraction of the size? Come on, now.

- Nothing original. I never had this itchy feeling of "Oh my god, where's the next one?"

- Holy shit. So Adrian learns that he can cover up his heat signature by covering himself in cold mud. WHAT THE FUCK IS THE USE of covering yourself up in mud, then LIGHTING A DAMN FIRE behind you??? You've gone from making a hot, easily distinguishable human silhouette on a cold background, to a cold, easily distinguishable human silhouette on a hot background. Moronic!

- Painfully misleading trailers.

My likes:
- All the call backs, even the Yakuza turning around to duel it out with the predator, like the Native (?) guy did in the original. "Kill me! Kill me now!" That was a nice touch.

- The attempt, albeit a failure, at digging deeper into the world of the Predators. So far, AVP/:R has done a lot better.

- The idea of predator becoming pray, and how sick and fucked up that is.

- The claiming of the spine and skull trophy. That was the only part that made me feel even slightly squirmy.

- The fact that they're falling out of the damn sky in the beginning. That was good.
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Post by LindaP on 07/11/10 at 15:35:01

XIZOR wrote on 07/11/10 at 08:42:55:
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And I don't know how I missed knowing Topher Grace was in the movie. Ugghh. He will forever be Eric from That 70's Show to me and nothing more. His little plot twist at the end was stupid and pointless. I couldn't figure out why that was added. What was he going to do? Kill the girl and then join the Predators? Retarded. If he was going to paralyze her he should have at least gotten a piece.


He will always be the asshole that ruined Venom to me.


Quote:
- A lot of stupid dialogue, cheesy, overdone, cliche, the works.

This is VITAL for action flicks and you know that :P


Quote:
Adrian Brody just couldn't pull off that bad ass loner guy

Not with that beak, he can't. Also, the short hair only made him look even more like PeeWee in my eyes.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/11/10 at 16:42:40
I actually thought Adrian Brody was good. His character didn't bother me at all. It was nice to see a leading man that wasn't a fucking huge chunk of muscle that talks like a retard or some douche bag guy as would normally be the case in a movie like this. I thought he did a good job.

And yes, that prisoner guy stole that armor, but I was referring to the gun, helmet/mask, wrist bands, and cloaking tech which would have been far more interesting than some guy putting on a stupid chest plate under his shirt.

Yes, I know the crates were carrying the other creatures and that the Predators were hunting them too, but we never really got to know much about them, where they came from, or why they were hunting them. They didn't seem like something that would be a threat to the Predators compared to human bad asses with guns and weapons.

"My issues:
- I was hoping for a more psychological element. Adrian's character points out where all the others come from, that they're all heavy hitters. But it is explained later that they were chosen because they too were predators. I thought that was dumb. I didn't want a morality check, I wanted a bunch of no-gooders running for their lives."

Well that was what the movie was about. Predators don't like to hunt easy prey so why would they just go grab a bunch of no good'ers to chase through the jungle? If you knew anything before watching it you would have known that already.




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Post by LindaP on 07/11/10 at 18:57:28

XIZOR wrote on 07/11/10 at 16:42:40:
Yes, I know the crates were carrying the other creatures and that the Predators were hunting them too, but we never really got to know much about them, where they came from, or why they were hunting them. They didn't seem like something that would be a threat to the Predators compared to human bad asses with guns and weapons.


Other movies have done the same thing. Have some weird mysterious shit happen and don't explain a lick of it. And yet they're considered fantastic films. Like Cube. That movie was awesome.
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Post by Oddz on 07/12/10 at 08:16:04
Are we implying that I didn't know anything about Predator/s at all before I saw this movie? The trailers lead me to believe that I knew plenty... "They're the best killers on our planet... but this isn't our planet." Or something along those lines, not "They watched someone suffer and die on our planet... but this isn't our planet."

Not to mention, throughout the film almost every character admitted in some way that they sat back and watched someone die, or allowed someone to suffer, hence their presence on the planet. That doesn't take a skilled killer, so that would actually make these 'specimen' easy pray, and like you just said, Predators wouldn't hunt those. Being heavy hitters should have added more to the fight back.

"This is VITAL for action flicks and you know that"

Don't get me wrong, I know this to be true. But I was hoping that maybe they'd go with something a little more witty, or something. Or at least something that made sense in the context of the conversation.
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Post by ThumperMan3000 on 07/12/10 at 09:19:00
The last DVD I watched recently was the first Shrek.  Kinda cool to se hwere the series began as the recently-relased Shrek Forever After was the final movie in the series.
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Post by LindaP on 07/12/10 at 13:55:18

Oddz wrote on 07/12/10 at 08:16:04:
Don't get me wrong, I know this to be true. But I was hoping that maybe they'd go with something a little more witty, or something. Or at least something that made sense in the context of the conversation.

"5 O' Clock . . . bitch raping time!"

Saw Karate Kid last night. Pretty abrupt planning. It wasn't great but for a bunch of kids the fight scenes were pretty good.


wrote on 07/12/10 at 09:19:00:
The last DVD I watched recently was the first Shrek.  Kinda cool to se hwere the series began as the recently-relased Shrek Forever After was the final movie in the series.


Watchu talkin' 'bout, Willis?

They're making another movie.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 07/12/10 at 15:15:54
I also thought Cube was an excellent movie.  In fact, all of the Cube movies are fantastic.  I do think they explain the Cube, but it's not the same IN YOUR FACE mystery reveal that other directors use.

Can't wait for The Inception.  Seeing it Saturday afternoon.
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Post by LindaP on 07/12/10 at 16:35:45

-SCoLD- wrote on 07/12/10 at 15:15:54:
I also thought Cube was an excellent movie.  In fact, all of the Cube movies are fantastic.  I do think they explain the Cube, but it's not the same IN YOUR FACE mystery reveal that other directors use.

Can't wait for The Inception.  Seeing it Saturday afternoon.


I thought Cube 2 was complete shit. Cube Zero? I didn't think it was great but it wasn't terrible. It was interesting how they tried to explain the Cube and how it worked.

Inception looks pretty awesome, I hope there's some serious mindfucks in the plot :P
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/12/10 at 16:37:47
Just watched "Three Days Of The Condor" last night.  Highly recommended to anyone who has ever gone through a spy novel phase.  
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Post by -SCoLD- on 07/12/10 at 17:05:31
Cube 2 was one of the worst sequels of all time.  I was entirely disappointed by it because the first one had so much awesomeness in it, it was a huge let down.  Like GTA IV ;), it was two steps forward, and three steps back.  And no one gets too far like that...

Cube Zero actually tied them all together somehow and it made the trilogy [somewhat] brilliant.  The main character at the end of Zero (non-spoilers) becomes, let's say "gimped" like one of the original characters in the original "Cube".  Which is supposed to bring us back to Square One but the problem is the cast of Zero and the cast of Cube 1 are completely different, so I had a lot of trouble suspending my disbelief.  Unlike in SAW, when all the movies come together and it makes sense because the actors are similar.

Worth the watch though of course.

All of the Inception trailers and reviews do not reveal any PLOT which makes the think it's going to be an epic thrillride with lots of turns, with no way of guessing how it will end.  I'm hoping for a  "The Prestige" ending all over again where I will want to watch the movie again as soon as it's finished to see all the foreshadowing.  This movie is going to fuck you in the face and then cuddle with you afterwards while revealing a life lesson that you probably should learn anyway, even if you aren't running around in people's dreams while they sleep.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/12/10 at 18:23:05
"even if you aren't running around in people's dreams while they sleep"

Have you ever done that?
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Post by -SCoLD- on 07/12/10 at 19:06:09

[TMA]InnatelyGestaltist wrote on 07/12/10 at 18:23:05:
"even if you aren't running around in people's dreams while they sleep"

Have you ever done that?


Not since the accident.  Not again.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/12/10 at 19:36:47

Oddz wrote on 07/12/10 at 08:16:04:
Are we implying that I didn't know anything about Predator/s at all before I saw this movie? The trailers lead me to believe that I knew plenty... "They're the best killers on our planet... but this isn't our planet." Or something along those lines, not "They watched someone suffer and die on our planet... but this isn't our planet."

Not to mention, throughout the film almost every character admitted in some way that they sat back and watched someone die, or allowed someone to suffer, hence their presence on the planet. That doesn't take a skilled killer, so that would actually make these 'specimen' easy pray, and like you just said, Predators wouldn't hunt those. Being heavy hitters should have added more to the fight back.


Sorry, but I don't remember every character talking about how they sat back and watched someone die. I really only remember the girl talking about that. I think you are blowing that out of proportion. If you remember Brody said in one part. You do what you have to, to survive. That was pretty much the premise for the whole movie. Doing whatever it takes to live.

I will admit that for the most part, it didn't come across that most of the characters were that bad ass because either they were killed or didn't really have the tools to display their skills like the Russian dude loosing his chain gun early on.

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Post by DoktorStrychnine on 07/12/10 at 20:25:41

XIZOR wrote on 07/12/10 at 19:36:47:
Sorry, but I don't remember every character talking about how they sat back and watched someone die. I really only remember the girl talking about that. I think you are blowing that out of proportion. If you remember Brody said in one part. You do what you have to, to survive. That was pretty much the premise for the whole movie. Doing whatever it takes to live.

I will admit that for the most part, it didn't come across that most of the characters were that bad ass because either they were killed or didn't really have the tools to display their skills like the Russian dude loosing his chain gun early on.

Ugh. I hated the Russian guy. He was awkward, but not as awkward as Shane Black/ Hawkins in the original Predator.
Anyone else seen Predators? I thought the movie was Ok. Anyone thought it sucked ass or was kick ass?
Um, yea. Predators. Sexy.

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Post by LindaP on 07/12/10 at 20:28:15
I liked it. I just wish Danny Trejo's character wasn't the first to go. I love him in anything he's in.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/12/10 at 20:30:07
Yes. Such a waste. And he didn't even get a proper death scene.
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Post by LindaP on 07/12/10 at 20:32:03

XIZOR wrote on 07/12/10 at 20:30:07:
Yes. Such a waste. And he didn't even get a proper death scene.


Yeah, he must've been pissed about that.

I knew from the beginning he wouldn't make it but I thought he'd at least go out with a bang or a final blaze of glory!

And Topher Grace dying LAST bothered me too.
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Post by DoktorStrychnine on 07/12/10 at 20:32:57
Hey, but it did what AVP and AVP:R epicly failed to do. At least it made progress out of the toilet.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 07/12/10 at 22:55:54
on a different note, I watched The Crazies last night. it was dumb, predictable and 2 hrs of my life i'll never get back
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/12/10 at 23:17:32

The Dizaster Child wrote on 07/12/10 at 22:55:54:
on a different note, I watched The Crazies last night. it was dumb, predictable and 2 hrs of my life i'll never get back


I actually watched a review of it last night.  It looked like standard fare---you know, to judge a book by its cover and all.
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Post by Oddz on 07/13/10 at 05:18:34

XIZOR wrote on 07/12/10 at 19:36:47:
Sorry, but I don't remember every character talking about how they sat back and watched someone die. I really only remember the girl talking about that. I think you are blowing that out of proportion. If you remember Brody said in one part. You do what you have to, to survive. That was pretty much the premise for the whole movie. Doing whatever it takes to live.

I will admit that for the most part, it didn't come across that most of the characters were that bad ass because either they were killed or didn't really have the tools to display their skills like the Russian dude loosing his chain gun early on.


I hear ya. The Spetz couldn't hit shit with that minigun anyway.

But yeah, those kinds of things stick out to me, because I always look for possible twist clues. The black guy said he made someone cry for help to lure in more targets, Trejo said he lit a guy on fire inside a tequila barrel, the chick said she watched a partner die in combat while she hid, and Topher confirmed the inmate's statement of feeding them drugs to watch their reactions.

Anyway. The wife loves Topher, which is the only reason she went to see it with me, which is probably the only reason I saw it at all. She thought for sure he was going to die in the downed spaceship, but I knew from the second he dipped his pocket knife into the plant with the neurotoxin that he was safe til around the end. Just thought he would grow some hefty balls and paralyze a predator instead of being counter-productive and turning on his only allies.

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Post by The Dizaster Child on 07/13/10 at 05:58:53

[TMA]InnatelyGestaltist wrote on 07/12/10 at 23:17:32:
I actually watched a review of it last night.  It looked like standard fare---you know, to judge a book by its cover and all.


if by 'standard fare', you mean, 'I saw that coming 10 minutes ago'.. then yes, you judged that shitty book spot-on. it was more or less a slight rip-off of Cabin Fever, but with some military action
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Post by Hellbent on 07/13/10 at 12:12:03
Movies never get gun fights right.

It's not easy to hit moving targets with guns honestly. But for fucks sake i dont care what movie it is. Not even highly trained soliders who spend their entire lives around firearms can hit a main character.

Planet Terror did a good job with the scientist getting brained near the end though. I laughed. That was a huge payoff for me for years of seeing bulletproof characters in movies. Perfect example of how real life would play out in the movie world.
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Post by RoaDiE on 07/15/10 at 15:04:31
http://bluray.ign.com/articles/110/1106154p2.html

Alien Anthology coming to Blu-Ray this October.... count me in, the one series I have been dying to come to BD is finally on the horizon!

After I get this I guess I can throw out my VHS copies. But ill prolly still keep the DVD quadrilogy I have of it.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/15/10 at 19:09:06
Awesome news. Looks like the Alien Anthology will be under my christmas tree this year.

I've been watching some pretty good off beat movies and independent films lately like 44 Inch Chest (not a porno), The Constant Gardner, Whip it, and Disgrace starring John Malkovich who is one of my favorite actors. If you enjoy films other than big budget hollywood trash then I recommend all those titles.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/15/10 at 19:29:49
Double recommendation for The Constant Gardener.  

I would also like to highly recommend Ip Man and the recently released Ip Man 2.  
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 07/15/10 at 23:15:54
Predators was good, it demands a sequel though with the way it ended. hope it happens.
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Post by SynthR on 07/16/10 at 00:44:46
Watched Brooklyn's Finest last night. Has Richard Gere, Don Cheedle, Wesley Snipes and Ethan Hawke.

Not a bad film - a little long though. It follows four police officer's stories as they go through their day-to-day lives in Brooklyn. Each story is different, but I found one of them more interesting than the others. I honestly think Cheedle's story could have been a movie on its own.
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Post by LindaP on 07/16/10 at 03:17:19
I just realized Predators was a sequel. Call me stupid, whatever. I'm just glad it wasn't a reboot. We've been getting too many of those lately.
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Post by ObsessedByCruelty on 07/17/10 at 19:55:31
Well, I saw Inception last night. It was alright, don't really know how to explain the plot of the film without spoiling any details. It's just one of those situations where you have to see it for yourself. I don't know if any of you enjoy abrupt endings to a movie, but that's what it does here.
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 07/17/10 at 20:05:35

LindaP wrote on 07/16/10 at 03:17:19:
I just realized Predators was a sequel. Call me stupid, whatever. I'm just glad it wasn't a reboot. We've been getting too many of those lately.

oh yeah, predator was the first R rated movie i saw in the theater. i was 10 and my mom was a wigger, i think my dad heard that shit for 6 months. worth it though, atleast to me. :)


inception doesnt look interesting to me at all, the trailer kinda reminds me of dark city but in the daylight.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/17/10 at 23:41:50
I watched Inception earlier today. Of course I had brought it up here a couple weeks ago because I was interested in it, but friends and people I know had been hyping the shit out of it the past couple days, telling me how mind blowing it was so I decided to go watch it today. Its a good movie, but it doesn't live up to the hype that everyone seems to want to throw behind it. I was hoping to walk out of the theater pleasantly surprised and feeling like I had just undertaken a journey into the psychological mind and idea of dreams and hoping the picture would challenge my mind, but sadly this wasn't the experience I had.

That's not to say Inception is bad, just simply good and not exceptional in any way. It felt like it was an idea that could have really gone somewhere special but was instead dumbed down so anyone could follow it.

I think I was most disappointed by the way the dream world and sub conscious mind is portrayed in the movie. I have a huge fascination with the how the mind works when dreaming. I've read tons of books on the subject, but the dream world in Inception rarely came off an obscure, confusing, random world like most dreams actually are. Movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and dare I even say, The Cell, have done the dream/nightmare world far better and more interesting. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which if you haven't seen I can't recommend enough, was frighteningly accurate in how it captured the essence of what its like to dream. I found Nolan's lack of imagination when in the dream world to be highly disappointing. He could have gotten really creative and had all kinds of crazy things happen while they were dreaming, but instead chose make things so much like reality that it was easy to forget that the characters were in a dream world at all.

Again, the movie isn't bad at all, but I can't say its good enough to rush out and go see it in theaters. There really aren't that many eye catching special effects or set pieces to warrant seeing it in theaters.

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Post by joe twisted on 07/18/10 at 07:09:35
I still wish someone else would see Splice ... I don't know anyone else that has actually seen it.

I saw predators, but xizor pretty much said everything I was thinking and I expect to feel the same way he did about inception, but I'll probably be watching it tomorrow.  

I like to go into movies though with very low expectations, and just try to enjoy it.  I don't care to figure things out and just want to ride the movie as it goes along.  Since I've started doing that I've found I enjoy the experience a lot more than I used to.  
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 07/18/10 at 08:41:57

Oddz wrote on 07/13/10 at 05:18:34:
I hear ya. The Spetz couldn't hit shit with that minigun anyway.

But yeah, those kinds of things stick out to me, because I always look for possible twist clues. The black guy said he made someone cry for help to lure in more targets, Trejo said he lit a guy on fire inside a tequila barrel, the chick said she watched a partner die in combat while she hid, and Topher confirmed the inmate's statement of feeding them drugs to watch their reactions.

Anyway. The wife loves Topher, which is the only reason she went to see it with me, which is probably the only reason I saw it at all. She thought for sure he was going to die in the downed spaceship, but I knew from the second he dipped his pocket knife into the plant with the neurotoxin that he was safe til around the end. Just thought he would grow some hefty balls and paralyze a predator instead of being counter-productive and turning on his only allies.

i knew he was safe until he used the knife, didnt know that was gonna be towards the end.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/18/10 at 08:55:47
I've been so excited about Batman:  Under The Red Hood that I neglected to notice Kevin Conroy wasn't involved.  

That's...unfortunate.  



But I may still see it, since Bruce Timm did say they were sticking to their guns about Joker beating Robin to death with a crowbar.  But no Conroy...

Goddamn it.

Comes out in 6 days.
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Post by magnum on 07/18/10 at 15:55:56
"That's not to say Inception is bad, just simply good and not exceptional in any way. It felt like it was an idea that could have really gone somewhere special but was instead dumbed down so anyone could follow it."

This is how I feel about alot of damn movies. Always seems more about how much hype it can create before it comes out, than how actually good it is. I actually belive if the movie isn't hyped enough, people will probably belive it'd suck.

It's unfortunate that I use you guys to judge if a movie really is worth seeing. Alot of you pull no punches about your opinions, and alot of times it would wind up being mine also.


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Post by LindaP on 07/18/10 at 20:48:23
I, too, watched Inception.

It was a very entertaining movie, a pretty good plot, but the movie itself was a lot more straight-forward than I thought it would be. I thought it'd be one of those movies with all kinds of weird messages, "deep" meanings, and in order to decipher it, I'd have to watch it again and discuss the whole thing with friends. But it wasn't, I pretty much got the whole thing.

*****SPOILERRRRRRRRS sort of*******






Still it was a great movie, I also loved how practically everyone in the theater when I went to see it was in a complete uproar in the ending. Seriously, what an asshole move, Nolan  ;D Still, it's one of those "You decide" endings.
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 07/18/10 at 21:03:12

LindaP wrote on 07/18/10 at 20:48:23:
Still it was a great movie, I also loved how practically everyone in the theater when I went to see it was in a complete uproar in the ending. Seriously, what an asshole move, Nolan  ;D Still, it's one of those "You decide" endings.

see man, that would have pissed me off. luckily, it didnt ever interest me.
failing to nail a climax just right can fuck the whole movie up.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/18/10 at 21:28:42

LindaP wrote on 07/18/10 at 20:48:23:
I, too, watched Inception.

It was a very entertaining movie, a pretty good plot, but the movie itself was a lot more straight-forward than I thought it would be. I thought it'd be one of those movies with all kinds of weird messages, "deep" meanings, and in order to decipher it, I'd have to watch it again and discuss the whole thing with friends. But it wasn't, I pretty much got the whole thing.


Pretty much exactly what I was hoping for. A deeper meaning and message that would leave me pondering the movie long after I'd left the theater; something that would make me want to watch it again to truly understand its wonders and underlying thought process. Sadly, I had actually forgotten about Inception an hour or so after exiting the theater and honestly have no desire to revisit the movie.

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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 07/18/10 at 22:22:58
watched the crazies, coulda been way better, but it coulda been way worse.
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Post by LindaP on 07/19/10 at 04:35:46

NapalmSanctuary wrote on 07/18/10 at 21:03:12:
see man, that would have pissed me off. luckily, it didnt ever interest me.
failing to nail a climax just right can fuck the whole movie up.

Oh no, it did NOT make me or my friends think any less of the movie. In fact, I like what he did in the end (bittersweet moment, if you will).
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 07/19/10 at 13:30:00
love what Andy Levy said about the ending

"Inception just blew my mind. I can't believe at the end it turns out the whole thing was a movie!"
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Post by Pogo The Clown on 07/19/10 at 14:07:23
An amateur film entitle, Begotten. Feeling intrepid?
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Post by Hellbent on 07/19/10 at 15:50:54
Shutter Island was pretty good i thought.

Hard to explain what i like about it without ruining it though.
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Post by ObsessedByCruelty on 07/19/10 at 17:53:13
Watching Inception, I felt like I was watching another Shutter Island in some sense. The way the plot was going made it feel that way. I knew how this movie was going to end, or so it wanted me to think.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 07/20/10 at 17:23:57
Watched Inception.

Great flick.  A little disappointed like Xizor that it was dumbed down, and there was a lot on untapped potential.  However, Nolan really did nail it.  The deep story (Like Linda said though, there is NO DEEP MEANING) gets deeper and deeper.  In the prime of the movie, there are 4 different dreams going on at one time, and you don't really know who is "running" (dreaming) which particular dream because it doesn't ever tell you until it's convenient.

This movie failed in so many levels that Nolan's previous favorite works of mine (Prestige, Momento) succeeded though.  There was no single moment in the movie that tied the beginning, middle, and end, and some of the scenes that were supposed to "shock" I thought were VERY predictable.  The "child's toy", the original Inception with Leo/wife, and the train "riddle" all seemed to be foreshadowed waaay too much.

The best thing about Nolan's movies IMO was the actual "Prestige", or the point in the magic trick where something that was ordinary, becomes something extraordinary in front of the audience.  There was a Prestige indeed, however, the prestige felt more like pulling a bunny out of a hat and the previous two movies I mentioned seemed like Teleporting across the room in an instant.

Two very different tricks with two very different results.  I recommend it, but don't expect your mind to be blown like The Prestige, which is still one of the best movies I have ever seen.

I also saw Hot Tub Time Machine.  Cute flick.  Good movie for ANY situation.  Comedy, Romance, Life Lessons, and Surprise all rolled in one.  Who would have thought John Cusack could do some right?
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Post by LindaP on 07/20/10 at 17:40:40

-SCoLD- wrote on 07/20/10 at 17:23:57:
I also saw Hot Tub Time Machine.  Cute flick.  Good movie for ANY situation.  Comedy, Romance, Life Lessons, and Surprise all rolled in one.  Who would have thought John Cusack could do some right?

I watched that back when it was in theaters. It's impressive that they can turn a terrible concept into an entertaining movie.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 07/21/10 at 04:30:24

-SCoLD- wrote on 07/20/10 at 17:23:57:
Who would have thought John Cusack could do some right?


so I'm guessing you didnt like Identity? or 1408? or High Fidelity?
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/21/10 at 04:35:42
I wasn't aware that it was possible to dislike Cusack.  Hell, I even liked Serendipity.  But mainly for Corbett and the awesome cheesiness of woodwinds ending wars.  
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 07/21/10 at 04:37:51

-SCoLD- wrote on 07/20/10 at 17:23:57:
Watched Inception.

Great flick.  A little disappointed like Xizor that it was dumbed down, and there was a lot on untapped potential.  However, Nolan really did nail it.  The deep story (Like Linda said though, there is NO DEEP MEANING) gets deeper and deeper.  In the prime of the movie, there are 4 different dreams going on at one time, and you don't really know who is "running" (dreaming) which particular dream because it doesn't ever tell you until it's convenient.

This movie failed in so many levels that Nolan's previous favorite works of mine (Prestige, Momento) succeeded though.  There was no single moment in the movie that tied the beginning, middle, and end, and some of the scenes that were supposed to "shock" I thought were VERY predictable.  The "child's toy", the original Inception with Leo/wife, and the train "riddle" all seemed to be foreshadowed waaay too much.

The best thing about Nolan's movies IMO was the actual "Prestige", or the point in the magic trick where something that was ordinary, becomes something extraordinary in front of the audience.  There was a Prestige indeed, however, the prestige felt more like pulling a bunny out of a hat and the previous two movies I mentioned seemed like Teleporting across the room in an instant.

Two very different tricks with two very different results.  I recommend it, but don't expect your mind to be blown like The Prestige, which is still one of the best movies I have ever seen.

and i thought inception was supposed to be some kind of intellectual masterpiece.
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Post by -SCoLD- on 07/21/10 at 16:23:04
It was a masterpiece.  But then again so was The Prestige.  So as long as you don't compare it to Prestige you will love it.

Just go into the theatre thinking Michael Bay did it and it will be the best movie you've ever seen.

And John Cusack isn't bad.  Identity was a great flick.  Didn't see 2012 or Serendipity, but both look appealing.  The jab I made at Cusack is the same jab I make for Reeves or Cage.  They make great movies, but their face doesn't display emotion like an actor should.  They have the same facial expression for every emotion with different eyebrows.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/21/10 at 22:46:07
1408 was a good movie. Cusack's best movie is Con Air.

You niggers need to suggest some movies for me to watch. My Netflix queue is about empty. I honestly think I've seen almost every decent movie around so its getting harder and harder to find anything to watch these days.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/21/10 at 23:05:21
I'm half black, and I'd appreciate it if you would at least take the time to capitalize the "n" in Niggers if you are going to use the word so liberally.  It's common decency, for fuck's sake.

You've probably seen most shit that's worth mentioning.  

Science Of Sleep?  
I <3 Huckabees?  
Tom Yum Goong/Ong Bak 1 (Tony Jaa)?  
Ip Man 1 and 2 (fucking ridiculously awesome).  
The Machinist?  
A History Of Violence?

I'm just naming off random shit I thought was good, while having no real idea as to what your tastes are.


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Post by XIZOR on 07/21/10 at 23:21:53
I don't really have a "taste" in movies. I just know whats good when I watch it. I have a broad range of genres that I like except horror. Don't like horror movies unless the are incredibley cheesy.

Lately I've been watching more off the wall, foreign, independent films because that seems to be the only areas I can find new stuff that I've never seen or heard of. If its a highly popular americanized hollywood type movie, chances are I've probably seen it.

I've seen I <3 Huckabees, its ok.

Love Ong Bak 1. The movie is itself is pretty lame as far as story and script but Tony Jaa's stunts and the action sequences make it one of the best martial arts films I've seen in a long time. Nothing has topped it since I first saw it. Ong Bak 2 wasn't that good though.

Didn't like the Machinist. Boring movie to me though I usually enjoy anything Christian Bale is in.

Didn't like A History of Violence either.

I'll have to check out Science of Sleep and Ip Man.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/21/10 at 23:31:37
Ip Man 1 and 2 (Donnie Yen) tell the story of one of the first Wing Chun grandmasters, and likewise the grandmaster who taught Bruce Lee.  Think Fist Of Legend-ish.  

I just watched Ong Bak 3, and I didn't care for it.  Ong Bak 2 tried to be more than what it was, so I didn't care for it as a film either.  What I DID like about Ong Bak 2 was his mastery of traditional mainland Chinese Wushu; but it sort of turned the film into a "look, I'm not just a stuntman/Muay Thai prodigy, I can perfect any style" kinda thing.  And Tom Yum Goong was just fucking brutal.  

Science of Sleep may bore you.  I primarily enjoyed it because I was in a room full of like-minded people with whom I was dissecting the film in real-time and on pause.  It stimulated some pretty interesting conversations.  I can't say what sort of effect it would have on me if I watched it by myself, like most movies.  




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Post by -SCoLD- on 07/22/10 at 16:03:42
Xizor, watch Recount.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/22/10 at 17:02:37
They made an Ong Bak 3 already?

I've seen Recount.


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Post by LindaP on 07/22/10 at 17:14:33
Rules of Attraction? It's a college drama film, but it's also really fucked up. Pretty good dialogue too. Idunno if you're into stuff like that, just throwing it out :P

Nothing was a good movie. It's from the same people who made the original Cube. It's no masterpiece, but it was interesting and entertaining. The ending? Ehh, at best.

Battle Royale is a good movie too. If you hadn't read the book or the manga, check it out. THEN read the manga. THEN read the book. Nowhere to go but up :)

I've yet to watch it myself but I heard Feast was a good movie. It sounds both gory and fun to watch.
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Post by NapalmSanctuary on 07/22/10 at 18:22:09

XIZOR wrote on 07/22/10 at 17:02:37:
They made an Ong Bak 3 already?

I've seen Recount.

ong bak 2 was wierd, 1 was decent, tom yum goong was bad ass. the 5 min uncut fight was a bit overated though.


The Feast was a decent movie. worth watching, it had henry rollins in it, but that wasnt as cool as it should have been.

Cop Out was a let down, big time. :(
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Post by Serpentine on 07/22/10 at 19:02:10
Suicide Club is a good foreign film, it's about groups of Japanese girls mysteriously killing themselves in numbers all over Japan, I'm not gonna give away spoilers on this.

Another good Japanese film is Tomie based on the manga(I think), I believe they made more than 4 movies on it. All of them are worth it checking out. If you're a foreign film buff.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/22/10 at 19:34:02
Most Japanese or asian films are completely hit or miss with me. Most of them miss. The last good movie I saw from the East was the international version of Red Cliff. Amazing picture. Most times their movies just come off as cheesy or to "asian" for me. I'll give some of these a shot but I don't have high hopes for Asian cinema anymore. And good kung fu movies like Crouching Tiger are all but dead.
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Post by Serpentine on 07/22/10 at 19:51:35
I love kung fu movies, that's where I'd peruse the foreign category for whenever I go to a video store. Unfortunately, it's pretty much a dying breed, there are movies I'd watch but they're just too cheesy for me to watch.

For some reason that brings to mind, The Protector, have you seen that movie? It's done by Quentin Tarantino. Probably one of my favorite movies easily. The continuous fight scenes that lasts without any cuts are my favorite parts of the movie. Amazing to watch when baked off my ass.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/22/10 at 19:56:49

Serpentine wrote on 07/22/10 at 19:51:35:
I love kung fu movies, that's where I'd peruse the foreign category for whenever I go to a video store. Unfortunately, it's pretty much a dying breed, there are movies I'd watch but they're just too cheesy for me to watch.

For some reason that brings to mind, The Protector, have you seen that movie? It's done by Quentin Tarantino. Probably one of my favorite movies easily. The continuous fight scenes that lasts without any cuts are my favorite parts of the movie. Amazing to watch when baked off my ass.



"The Protector" is "Tom Yum Goong".  And it wasn't done by Tarantino, it was endorsed by him.
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Oh yeah that's right, sorry. Thanks for the correction.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/22/10 at 20:26:27
The Protector is much like Ong Bak. Shitty movie. Awesome action and stunts. I went and saw it twice in theaters when it was shown here. My favorite scene in that movie is where Tony Jaa goes into that building and walks up the spiral ramp just kicking peoples ass the whole time. Its amazing because if you notice the whole scene is done in one take. The camera never cuts away so all that had to be choreographed to perfection. Its not the most amazing action scene I've ever seen, but its cool just because of that factor alone.

I was really hoping Tony Jaa would be the next big thing in martial arts movies, but he hasn't really broken through and the last couple movies hes been in haven't been that good. Pretty sure Ong Bak will be his best movie.
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Post by Serpentine on 07/22/10 at 22:01:58

XIZOR wrote on 07/22/10 at 20:26:27:
My favorite scene in that movie is where Tony Jaa goes into that building and walks up the spiral ramp just kicking peoples ass the whole time. Its amazing because if you notice the whole scene is done in one take.


Yes, that's the only scene of the movie that stood out to me the most. Probably what my baked ass would interpret as "amazing." I just love scenes that requires one take. It could have been a better movie even though it's a favorite of mine.


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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/22/10 at 22:13:34
What about when Zangief threw that elephant.  Fucking rewound that 30,000 times.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/22/10 at 23:55:33


So I watched that new Tron: Legacy trailer.  I WAS quite excited about it, but now that I've seen that horrible CGI face and the way it moves, I don't think I can watch it without feeling somewhat awkward whenever that's on-screen.  

Perhaps the storytelling, acting, dialogue and technological imagery may be done well enough to get me beyond it.  
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Post by Grimm Reaper on 07/23/10 at 00:07:20

Serpentine wrote on 07/22/10 at 22:01:58:
Yes, that's the only scene of the movie that stood out to me the most. Probably what my baked ass would interpret as "amazing." I just love scenes that requires one take. It could have been a better movie even though it's a favorite of mine.


How did they manage to *not* mess up? Everything had to be perfectly choreographed, because I doubt they had the budget to re-film this sequence if something went wrong.
That is definitely the best scene in the movie... the motorcycle scene is a pretty close 2nd.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc66JwdMWIg&feature=watch_response
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/23/10 at 01:00:16
The Rebel aka Dòng Máu Anh Hùng was excellent the one and only time I watched it.

One of the fight scenes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U30IUZ0TzZ4

And one of the ultimate classics, Dirty Ho (starring Gordon Liu, so obviously it's undeniably fap-fap)  Here is one of the most timeless scenes of all cinema.  If you don't drink like this, you're a faggot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A3Bxxvl98Q


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Post by XIZOR on 07/23/10 at 02:49:58

[TMA]InnatelyGestaltist wrote on 07/22/10 at 22:13:34:
What about when Zangief threw that elephant.  Fucking rewound that 30,000 times.


Ahaha. That was awesome. Completely stupid though. I don't get the elephant running theme in his movies. I mean, I know the elephant is a major symbol in their culture, but its so gay in those movies.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/23/10 at 02:52:39
In the movies, it just makes me think of the Simpsons episode in which Bart decides he wants an elephant instead of 10,000 bucks or some such.  "Where's my elephant!?".  
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 07/23/10 at 03:10:36
lmao.. Stampy
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Post by magnum on 07/23/10 at 13:42:44
That wine tasting scene is bad ass dude. I love that kinda shit.

Watched kung fu movies all the time when I was a kid. Great vids man.

I'm gonna have to watch these movies. I've missed far to many. At least I got to see Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.


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Post by SynthR on 07/23/10 at 13:43:12
When I saw the Protector, I too rewound the elephant part. That was the only redeeming thing about it. The editing and weird dialogue was awful too. I don't how they went from Ong Bak to that piece of shit.

I watch and own a lot of Asian cinema myself and I always recommend Hardboiled to people. The gun fights are fucking awesome and there's death around every corner. I'm trying to wrangle John Woo's other films on the cheap, but it's proving difficult.

I prefer all the historic/epic/exaggerated sword and shield movies they come out with though (Like one a month!). That's mainly what my DVD collection consists of.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/23/10 at 14:28:46
Ah, thank you for reminding me that I've been wanting to watch Hard Boiled for ages. Its one of those movies I've always wanted to watch but never did. Heard its a classic.
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Post by Brian Evol on 07/23/10 at 14:42:18
Xiz, try The Burrowers, was a fun watch. No major names in it, just a lot of "hey he was on CSI!" "Hey he was on Lost once!" kinda people. Good film.

Also: Outlander was enjoyable to me.

The Genius of Charles Darwin

Pandorum

Repo! The Genetic Opera is fun and has a decent commentary on our society hidden in it.

Re-Animator (Just in case you missed this classic)

Devil's Backbone

Equilibrium

Sunshine

Slumdog Millionaire

The Fountain

The Wrestler

You've probably seen most of these but I am just snagging some of the titles I ALWAYS suggest.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/23/10 at 15:00:48
I've seen Outlander. It wasn't that bad I guess.

Repo doesn't even sound appealing haha. Horror Musical? That just makes me think Rocky Horror Picture Show, haha. Think I'll pass on a musical.

Equilibrium I've seen. Its pretty cool.

Sunshine I've seen but I think I'll add it to my queue anyways because I've been wanted to watch it again.

Slumdog Millionare and The Wrestler were also both pretty decent movies.

Alright, I'm adding some of these movies you guys are suggesting so I'll know who's opinions I can trust in the future.
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Post by Brian Evol on 07/23/10 at 15:26:50
Repo IS cheesy and campy, but it is like a darker Sweeney Todd, when I first watched it and finished it I was like, uh, that was gay. But after sleeping on it I kinda liked it. No worries if you skip it, it isn't for everyone.
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Post by LindaP on 07/23/10 at 16:52:42

XIZOR wrote on 07/22/10 at 19:34:02:
Most Japanese or asian films are completely hit or miss with me. Most of them miss. The last good movie I saw from the East was the international version of Red Cliff. Amazing picture. Most times their movies just come off as cheesy or to "asian" for me. I'll give some of these a shot but I don't have high hopes for Asian cinema anymore. And good kung fu movies like Crouching Tiger are all but dead.


Don't watch Machine Girl. Everyone is fooled by the poster thinking it looks like a good movie. Don't watch it, it's horrible.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/23/10 at 18:06:04
Oh don't worry, I've already experienced that calamity. I turned that off about 30 minutes in. Cheesy as hell much like last years Blood the Last Vampire.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/23/10 at 21:08:02
Doubly recommending The Fountain!
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Post by manathefuckingtrap on 07/24/10 at 07:10:09
Been watching Hellraiser all week.

I probably like Hellbound (2) the most.
Pinhead is just fucking dastardly.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/24/10 at 09:09:40
Posted for how classic it is...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJDp4eLcPlI

I'm not sure I can recommend it as a film, these days.  But if you're into Kung Fu movies/Shaw Brothers, it's a must see.  Especially for 3:38!
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Post by LindaP on 07/24/10 at 21:25:10

XIZOR wrote on 07/23/10 at 18:06:04:
Oh don't worry, I've already experienced that calamity. I turned that off about 30 minutes in. Cheesy as hell much like last years Blood the Last Vampire.

My friend actually liked that film and even compared it to Planet Terror (gun for limb durr hurr). I didn't speak to him for a month.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 07/25/10 at 01:09:41
lol, wow.. thats harsh
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The Dizaster Child wrote on 07/25/10 at 01:09:41:
lol, wow.. thats harsh


That is totally fucking normal.  People should be punished for sucking at life.
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/25/10 at 05:29:20
Some friends were watching 2012, so I took the bait.  I think I made it up to about the 15 minute mark.  

I heard "mutating fundamental particle", cried, gave up.
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Post by The Dizaster Child on 07/25/10 at 06:31:44
if thats the case, what did you think of The Day After Tomorrow?
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Post by [TMA]InnatelyGestaltist on 07/25/10 at 07:10:10
I didn't make it all the way through.  

It's not that I'm expecting films to be scientifically airtight or anything.  I just think cheap plot devices like that are better-suited for TV.
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Post by LindaP on 07/25/10 at 14:04:23
Day After Tomorrow was terrible.

2012 wasn't good either but the old Russian guy made it a lot more worthwhile.
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Post by Brian Evol on 07/25/10 at 15:43:49
2012 was fucking terrible. While I can respect the film's source material in that Graham Hancock is by no means an archeological genius but DOES pose interesting questions and tries to shake the foundation of modern archeology up a little by posing said questions, too many films are borrowing from his ideas and making him look like a nutcase.

Which is basically almost every Emmerich/Devlin film to date.

Stargate was such a cool idea! Stolen from Hancock/Von Daniken/Shoch

10,000 BC was so crazy! Showing the pyramids being built! Stolen from Hancock/Von Daniken/Shoch.

2012 was so neat! Stolen from Hancock again. I like how Woody Harrelson's character even mentions crust displacement theory which is what Hancock proposed to be the explanation for the sudden disappearance of Atlantis.

Waiting for the next film to come out and be about either A. tribal shamans using drugs to enter alternate dimensions of consciousness or B. Cydonia and other alleged megalithic structures on Mars.

Both topics covered extensively by Hancock and others.
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Post by XIZOR on 07/25/10 at 16:32:19
10,000 BC. Now that was a shitty movie.
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Post by Toasty on 07/25/10 at 16:58:12
I've only seen Day After Tomorrow, that was enough for me. It's very hard to believe these things with how epileptic they get over special effects.