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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: December 07, 2010, 04:34:13 PM »
Yeah Scott Pilgrim was fun, but I haven't read the comics so I can't know how good it is compared to it.
Why must you compare the movie to the comics to know how good the movie is? You watched the movie, that should be all you need. Don't bother with useless comparisons: just accept the movie as a seperate work, with its own strengths and weaknesses. (and there's plenty of both)

I finally watched Star Trek, but I must watch the original series in its entirety before I can form an opinion.* :carcus:

*I actually enjoyed it much more than I thought I would, as I don't normally go for these things; I've never been too big on this Universe, but the movie kept me interested for the most part, though i feel the plot was a bit more convoluted than neccessary.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 17, 2010, 08:15:10 PM »
Overall, the questions this episode left me with make me pretty curious to see the next episode.
Then it sounds like this episode was a success. :carcus:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: July 15, 2010, 06:12:22 PM »
I know, I know, but did you watch the new theatrical trailer?

I think it's a bit more expansive than status updates and duck-face profile pics. David Fincher is directing it, I have respect for him, and he's competent enough to make this worth seeing.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: July 15, 2010, 04:56:40 PM »
It looks to be about the same quality to me.
Well, that's debateable, but pointless to debate.

Moving on:

The Social Network

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: July 15, 2010, 12:37:49 PM »
Really? I feel like we've seen this movie a dozen times already.
Yes, really. No shit.

It may not be wholly original, but I'm not dreading it by any means. It seems much more tasteful than "Dinner for Schmucks" or other low-grade comedies that have been coming out of the woodwork lately.

Haha. I don't even have the cover; who buys cds nowadays?

Regardless, the album itself is good.

this is good, too:

Suckers - Wild Smile

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Post Wacky Images
« on: July 09, 2010, 04:10:05 PM »
I'm not sure why this is so funny:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: July 08, 2010, 12:35:19 PM »
I remember you being pretty explicit on your distaste for the book and your reccommendations against it were quite strong, as well.

Video Games / Re: Flash games
« on: July 02, 2010, 01:29:51 PM »
Praise be to all who hath contributed to this thread. You've saved my slow days at work. :casca:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SK Net Pets
« on: July 01, 2010, 12:10:55 PM »
and now:

Buster Keaton

(and the poor devil's deaf!)

Awesome, he can probably detect stealth aircraft with those ears. :ganishka:
Haha, yeah, i kinda hope he grows into them.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SK Net Pets
« on: June 30, 2010, 07:46:41 PM »
Introducing: Charles Spencer Chaplin

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: June 29, 2010, 12:08:54 PM »
I should hope not.

Make audiences read a book for christ's sake; it won't kill em.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: June 24, 2010, 05:39:43 PM »
Danielewski invented tedium. I've never been so bored. I still haven't finished it; haven't picked it up since the day I put it down, and (despite what some people have told me) i have NO INTEREST IN EVER READING ANOTHER WORD OF THIS TERRIBLE TERRIBLE BOOK.

The next book he writes should be called "Jissom", with a single page of splooge, since that's all anything he's done so far ever amounts to. Fuck this guy.

On a lighter note, I just finished:

*thumbs up*

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: June 23, 2010, 12:23:15 PM »
Predators looks super fantastic to me. =)

haha, i'm just kiddin'. i don't really have an opinion on it.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: The Devils
« on: June 23, 2010, 01:40:43 AM »
According to The Playlist, The Devils was available for download recently:

"Ken Russell's controversial 1971 film "The Devils," based on the Aldous Huxley novel "The Devils of Loudun," saw a brief release on iTunes this weekend before being swiftly taken away. The film, starring Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave, has had much trouble finding its way into homes, being banned in many areas upon its release. A DVD release has been slated for the spring, but has since been pulled from the release schedule. Warner Bros. has not said a word, only peculiarly offering the film on iTunes for a short window of time and then taking it down. Testing the waters or did someone accidentally flick a switch? Only time will tell...."

I hope to GOD they finally release this, as I've been biting at the bit to see this ever since I glimpsed the first scenes on Youtube. I assume no one here happened to catch this moment of felicity, but if you did........ pm me. =)

Also, I don't know if this is official cover art or what, but i'm not crazy about it (especially held side-by-side with the wonderful poster design above:

Also, here's an excellent article on the film *spoils*

Ok, whatever ^that means.....

I'm listening to this song over and over and over and over and.......

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: June 09, 2010, 05:00:09 PM »
'Mortal Kombat' Resurfaces With Hilariously Dead-Serious Promo Trailer
via: The Playlist

Latino Review has dug up info on a new "Mortal Kombat" promo trailer directed by Kevin Tancharoen (he helmed the recent "Fame" remake). Starring the likes of Michael Jai White, Jeri Ryan, Ian Anthony Dale, Lateef Crowder and Matt Mullins, the clip is evidently a test run to try to sell Warner Bros. on a darker and grittier 'Kombat' reboot.

A third film in the profitable "Mortal Kombat" film series has long been in development with rotating creative teams trying to piece together the ridiculous mythology of the games into a convincing narrative that shed the goofiness of the first film and the embarrassing amateurishness of the second. We expected to see the series again once Midway was acquired by Warner Bros., but we weren't sure what form the revival would take.

But this nearly-eight minute video surfaced yesterday showcasing a moody, dank crime story giving gritty, poker-faced revisions to popular characters from the "Mortal Kombat" universe. At first we thought it was a goof, a fan-made trailer made by someone with too much free time.

Is this what "Batman Begins" hath wrought? Since that film was praised for their grounded approach to originally silly material (with moments like Bruce Wayne leafing through a circular for Bat-tools), Hollywood seems like they've been in a race to see who can take a more literal, imagination-free approach to their own properties. As a result, we have this clip, where supernatural demon-creatures like Reptile and Baraka are given super realistic re-inventions as, respectively, a deformed cannibal and an insane plastic surgeon.

We think the cast seems appropriate for this kind of film, and the fighting on display looks fairly well-executed. But man, this thing just gives us the creeps. We want to say it's the overall deadening tone of the thing, all dirt-under-the-fingernails artificiality and pervasive, excessive shadows. It's probably also the gruesome gore the "Kombat" games are amusing for their goofily elaborate deaths, but do we really need to see someone reaching inside a decomposing head to eat the remains? Then again, the idea of treating this like some straight-faced grisly serial-killer movie does seem pretty hilarious. If this clip becomes the basis for an upcoming film, we can't imagine anyone not cackling their way through ninety minutes of shadowy backrooms and morose, wordy exposition.

Yeah, it's not a real movie yet, but this looks fucking awful.

Also, for those of you still wishing to know what it'd look like if Hollywood ever churned out a Berserk movie, here's an example:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: June 07, 2010, 05:08:39 PM »

Shit that was last night? Dare I waste my time on repeats?
Not at all. It was the worst thing on television.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: June 07, 2010, 02:43:40 PM »
Not to beat a dead horse or anything, but the clip they showed on the hilariously awkward and terrible MTV Movie Awards last night for Scott Pilgrim is, to me, acceptable and the comicbook *THWAK*s and *BAM*s don't appear to be too distracting, going more for a "barely there" aesthetic rather than drawing attention to it:

This clip probably won't convert anybody who isn't already excited about it, but you never know....

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: June 03, 2010, 05:04:53 PM »
Dan Deacon Liam Lynch Drinking Out of Cups
"Ok so you need to hear the backstory on this before you watch it. A couple friends got together and all decided to drop some acid and next thing you know one went into a closet and started talking to himself and they recorded it. Then they decided to animate it with a gecko."

I'm gonna go ahead and say... NSFW (language)

i don't know why they chose a gecko? i can't stop imagining Vinny Barbarino....

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Post Wacky Images
« on: June 03, 2010, 12:34:41 PM »

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: June 01, 2010, 05:27:25 PM »
No, but Michael Cera was in it. And he's been on a real winning streak lately.
It becomes difficult to predict the quality of a movie based on which actors are in it, since generally actors take whatever's handed to them.* The director is a better distinguishing factor since they (typically) have creative control.**

*See: Ben Kingsley in BloodRayne by Uwe Boll

**See: Adam Sandler in Punch-Drunk Love by Paul Thomas Anderson (but, i don't believe you cared for that, did you?)

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