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Habspatrol
05-08-2012, 09:17 PM
The Avengers was awesome.

Feyd
05-08-2012, 09:22 PM
Watched "The Grey" on Blu-Ray. Wasn't expecting much but was pleasantly surprised -- better than most "survival" movies. Liam Neeson is awesome.

Artnes
05-08-2012, 09:56 PM
I enjoyed it as well. Great twist at the end

Artnes
05-08-2012, 09:57 PM
Just got back from seeing Safe starring Jason Statham. Awesome action flick with lots of tension and well-choreographed fight sequences. Really thought the little Chinese girl turned in a convincing performance as the vulnerable prodigy to be used by the competing groups too. Just the right length minutes-wise as well.

Would have loved to see him in a role as Bond. Daniel Craig was awesome but it sure would have given Bond a whole new dimension if Statham got a chance

mbow30
05-08-2012, 09:59 PM
still think clive owen would have been ideal but then if the rumours are correct he was offered it but didn't want it.

statham would have been interesting.

Habspatrol
05-08-2012, 10:01 PM
Sacha Baron Cohen was on the Howard Stern show today. According to Cohen it was only the 3rd time he's ever been interviewed as himself. Great interview.

One extremely intriguing thing he said is that he might be playing Freddie Mercury in a movie about Queen. That could be awesome.

Artnes
05-08-2012, 10:06 PM
I caught the tail end of it but I didnt recognize his voice at all until they mentioned The Dictator. And because of it I have the "Throw the Jew down the well" song stuck in my head all day

Habspatrol
05-08-2012, 10:52 PM
Haha yeah he was singing that at one point. You have to catch it on Friday, great interview. It was one of those great moment on the show when Howard has enough genuine respect for a guest to stay serious and Cohen is a big Howard fan and didn't get into any schtick.

JaysCyYoung
05-09-2012, 12:05 AM
The Avengers was awesome.

I enjoyed it but there was far too gratuitous use of unnecessary CGI for my liking and it was difficult to ensure proper screen chemistry with such a large ensemble cast. I enjoyed the humor and action sequences (the Marvel universe would be a fragment of what it is sans Robert Downey Jr.), but felt that Hawkeye's integration was handled poorly and the plot fairly mediocre. Why should I care that those alien creatures want to destroy New York? Why was Loki being such a douchebag?

I don't know. It felt too cluttered for my liking. A good movie, but not worthy of the praise that it has received thus far. Definitely not on a Batman Begins or The Dark Knight type level.

Metalleaf
05-09-2012, 12:11 AM
Sounds like you went into the movie with expectations that this would be a theatrical masterpiece, which it was never going to be, no one's suggesting its on par with more serious and well acted hero flicks like the recent Batmans...but as far as super hero movies go this one was pretty well done.

JaysCyYoung
05-09-2012, 12:14 AM
Sounds like you went into the movie with expectations that this would be a theatrical masterpiece, which it was never going to be, no one's suggesting its on par with more serious and well acted hero flicks like the recent Batmans...but as far as super hero movies go this one was pretty well done.

I admit that Nolan has warped my expectations and that is admittedly not entirely fair to Marvel, but they have always gone for a lighter, more "comic book" style that never appealed to me in the manner that DC's gritter, graphic novel universe does.

Metalleaf
05-09-2012, 12:15 AM
And that's fair, but for what it was Avengers was amazing nerd porn.

Metalleaf
05-09-2012, 12:16 AM
And I found the Captain America and Thor movies underwhelming....

JaysCyYoung
05-09-2012, 12:16 AM
I am intrigued by Garfield and Stone's on-screen chemistry in the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man though. They look like they'll be convincing just based on the short snippets I've seen.

JaysCyYoung
05-09-2012, 12:18 AM
And I found the Captain America and Thor movies underwhelming....

Enjoyed Captain America due to Chris Evans' ability to project both strength and intellectual (or nerdy as it were) qualities with equal effectiveness, but Thor was an absolute mess.

JaysCyYoung
05-09-2012, 12:19 AM
And that's fair, but for what it was Avengers was amazing nerd porn.

Loki's fate was completely hilarious though. "I'll have that drink now..." *squeak* :lol

Habspatrol
05-09-2012, 06:31 AM
I enjoyed it but there was far too gratuitous use of unnecessary CGI for my liking and it was difficult to ensure proper screen chemistry with such a large ensemble cast. I enjoyed the humor and action sequences (the Marvel universe would be a fragment of what it is sans Robert Downey Jr.), but felt that Hawkeye's integration was handled poorly and the plot fairly mediocre. Why should I care that those alien creatures want to destroy New York? Why was Loki being such a douchebag?

I don't know. It felt too cluttered for my liking. A good movie, but not worthy of the praise that it has received thus far. Definitely not on a Batman Begins or The Dark Knight type level.

Meh, I don't go to superhero movies to see a cinematic masterpiece, I go for fun, mindless entertainment. That's what The Avengers was, extremely entertaining. If you have seen all of the other Marvel movies you have a pretty good grasp on most of the characters. I'd rather them not waste too much time on character development and rather just get to the mindless fun like they did.

Habspatrol
05-09-2012, 06:33 AM
And I found the Captain America and Thor movies underwhelming....

I liked Thor a fair bit. I may have went in with lowered expectations though.

JaysCyYoung
05-09-2012, 12:44 PM
Meh, I don't go to superhero movies to see a cinematic masterpiece, I go for fun, mindless entertainment. That's what The Avengers was, extremely entertaining. If you have seen all of the other Marvel movies you have a pretty good grasp on most of the characters. I'd rather them not waste too much time on character development and rather just get to the mindless fun like they did.

Well that's exactly what prevents me from calling it a great movie. A great film introduces some sort of existential conflict that tests its characters' resolves or makes the audience have to think about the conclusion to a degree that requires a certain level of introspection or reflective thought. To me those elements are absent in The Avengers because, as you conceded, it's just a big popcorn film that's mindless fun. I had a good time but it doesn't deserve to be called a great movie either.

JaysCyYoung
05-09-2012, 12:47 PM
I liked Thor a fair bit. I may have went in with lowered expectations though.

Out of the recent standalone Marvel character origin films:

1. Iron Man


2. Captain America
3. Iron Man II


4. Thor



5. The Incredible Hulk (reboot)

HabsAddict
05-09-2012, 03:07 PM
Saw Avengers and liked it.

Hearing the CANADIAN crowd clap in the end in a movie chocking with Americana was weird.

worm
05-09-2012, 03:19 PM
ugh
nothing i hate more than applause at the end of a movie


and going to see avengers tonight
my guess is i will think the same as jays

Fitzgerald#11
05-09-2012, 03:24 PM
whats worse applause at end of movies or after the plane lands???

Bleedsblue&white
05-09-2012, 03:26 PM
And I found the Captain America and Thor movies underwhelming....

Thor was better than I thought, and I never liked CA so it was hard to like that one.
Whedon was the perfect choice for The Avengers.

worm
05-09-2012, 03:34 PM
whats worse applause at end of movies or after the plane lands???

after a plane lands?

that would be worse...what are they cheering about? being alive?

JaysCyYoung
05-09-2012, 03:49 PM
What's wrong with applauding after an excellent movie? It rarely happens but if it merits it I don't see the problem.

JaysCyYoung
05-09-2012, 03:51 PM
after a plane lands?

that would be worse...what are they cheering about? being alive?

Make me LOL in real life.

PlayerToBeNamedLater
05-09-2012, 04:32 PM
I don't get the hollywood Superhero movies. They bore me, unless they are dark like the original Batman. I will take plot and dialogue over special effects every time.

I don't plan on seeing Avengers and probably never will.

Maybe my man card should be taken away for saying this, I don't know.

worm
05-09-2012, 04:57 PM
What's wrong with applauding after an excellent movie? It rarely happens but if it merits it I don't see the problem.

people started applauding after hunger games

worm
05-09-2012, 04:58 PM
I don't get the hollywood Superhero movies. They bore me, unless they are dark like the original Batman. I will take plot and dialogue over special effects every time.

I don't plan on seeing Avengers and probably never will.

Maybe my man card should be taken away for saying this, I don't know.

nah
i dont care much for them either... i go for the expensive popcorn

JaysCyYoung
05-09-2012, 05:39 PM
people started applauding after hunger games

Yeah but they were probably twelve years old.

worm
05-09-2012, 05:46 PM
Yeah but they were probably twelve years old.

my wife is 26
hehe













she never clapped

JaysCyYoung
05-09-2012, 05:49 PM
She's a keeper, worm.

Habspatrol
05-09-2012, 08:24 PM
Well that's exactly what prevents me from calling it a great movie. A great film introduces some sort of existential conflict that tests its characters' resolves or makes the audience have to think about the conclusion to a degree that requires a certain level of introspection or reflective thought. To me those elements are absent in The Avengers because, as you conceded, it's just a big popcorn film that's mindless fun. I had a good time but it doesn't deserve to be called a great movie either.

Oh yeah, which is why I said it was awesome... by no means was it a great movie like the Nolan Batman movies.

Habspatrol
05-09-2012, 08:28 PM
What's wrong with applauding after an excellent movie? It rarely happens but if it merits it I don't see the problem.

I am with the others... I hate it. The makers of the movie aren't there, who are you applauding to?

People applauded after the Avengers when we went.

JaysCyYoung
05-09-2012, 08:30 PM
I am with the others... I hate it. The makers of the movie aren't there, who are you applauding to?

People applauded after the Avengers when we went.

That's stupid because it's not a movie worth applauding to.

I remember people applauding for Titanic back in 1997, The Dark Knight more recently, and also the final Lord of the Rings film back in 2003. They all deserved the recognition.

Habspatrol
05-09-2012, 08:32 PM
That's stupid because it's not a movie worth applauding to.

I remember people applauding for Titanic back in 1997, The Dark Knight more recently, and also the final Lord of the Rings film back in 2003. They all deserved the recognition.

If the director or one of the actors were there I would applaud, but there's no one there to applaud. It would be the same as applauding a song on the radio, or a CD, or a TV show.

JaysCyYoung
05-09-2012, 08:34 PM
If the director or one of the actors were there I would applaud, but there's no one there to applaud. It would be the same as applauding a song on the radio, or a CD, or a TV show.

People are applauding what was a piece of work that was well-made and should be appreciated. You applaud for having enjoyed the shared experience with everyone in attendance.

Audiences can often enhance the viewing experience for a highly-anticipated film and sometimes they'll choose to collectively display their happiness with a movie that met their expectations by clapping.

I like it. It's a rare event but it's one that I've always enjoyed.

BURG
05-09-2012, 08:35 PM
The only movie that I have ever attended where people applauded at the end was Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Geez, I just realized that's over 20 years ago. ****.

fergy57
05-09-2012, 08:37 PM
They applauded after the showing I went to as well.

One thing this movie did do for me though, is get me to watch Team America World Police again. That scene in Germany or wherever it was, when Captain America shows up, reminded me of the opening scene from that movie. I actually looked over to one of my buddies and said 'America, f*ck yeah!' He got it.

Habspatrol
05-09-2012, 08:37 PM
People are applauding what was a piece of work that was well-made and should be appreciated. You applaud for having enjoyed the shared experience with everyone in attendance.

Audiences can often enhance the viewing experience for a highly-anticipated film and sometimes they'll choose to collectively display their happiness with a movie that met their expectations by clapping.

I like it. It's a rare event but it's one that I've always enjoyed.

Fair enough, to each their own.

Alfamale
05-09-2012, 09:08 PM
clapping after a movie is pretty lame.

SundinsTooth
05-09-2012, 09:10 PM
haha - love how tight some people are wound that a bit of appreciation for a visual art leaves them upset and embarrassed.

Habspatrol
05-09-2012, 09:34 PM
haha - love how tight some people are wound that a bit of appreciation for a visual art leaves them upset and embarrassed.

I think you're misunderstanding. I've never become distraught over it. I just feel that applauding to a movie is the same as applauding to a CD or a TV show. Applause is a way of telling a performer or artist that they did a good job, if the artist isn't there then there's no one to applaud to.

JackBurton
05-09-2012, 09:39 PM
I'm not big on applauding for a film. A live performance? Sure. Movie? Nah.

Avengers will make geeks jizz themselves. So you'll see some standing O's for it I'm sure.

JackBurton
05-09-2012, 09:42 PM
Sacha Baron Cohen was on the Howard Stern show today. According to Cohen it was only the 3rd time he's ever been interviewed as himself. Great interview.

One extremely intriguing thing he said is that he might be playing Freddie Mercury in a movie about Queen. That could be awesome.

Stern does the best interviews on the planet. It was terrific. I'm glad Sacha didn't appear as his character.

BURG
05-09-2012, 09:43 PM
I'm not big on applauding for a film. A live performance? Sure. Movie? Nah.

Avengers will make geeks jizz themselves. So you'll see some standing O's for it I'm sure.

A "standing O" may be an altogether different thing for the true geeks. http://www.johnyaya.com/public/albums/Animated_Gifs/oface8ti.gif

JackBurton
05-09-2012, 09:43 PM
still think clive owen would have been ideal but then if the rumours are correct he was offered it but didn't want it.

statham would have been interesting.

It's looking like a terrible decision on Owen's part. His career is going down the toilet.

Habspatrol
05-09-2012, 09:50 PM
Stern does the best interviews on the planet. It was terrific. I'm glad Sacha didn't appear as his character.

Yeah I was saying the same thing. It was so much more interesting that he appeared as himself. I loved that you could feel the mutual admiration. Howard didn't push him with silly questions and SBC didn't put on any schtick. Loved it.

JackBurton
05-09-2012, 09:51 PM
Yeah I was saying the same thing. It was so much more interesting that he appeared as himself. I loved that you could feel the mutual admiration. Howard didn't push him with silly questions and SBC didn't put on any schtick. Loved it.

No doubt, Sacha will not appear on any other show as himsefl. I bet you see him on Leno as the Dictator.

Habspatrol
05-09-2012, 09:56 PM
Yeah he pretty much said as much.

mbow30
05-09-2012, 10:05 PM
No doubt, Sacha will not appear on any other show as himsefl. I bet you see him on Leno as the Dictator.

he has been on letterman and the daily show out of costume.

fergy57
05-09-2012, 10:28 PM
Can't wait to see that movie, too.

Leafyblue
05-09-2012, 10:43 PM
I just watched this. Oh man! :willy_nilly:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ku_AOOdvW8

MindzEye
05-09-2012, 11:35 PM
I will pay to see that, just in the hopes that Mel gets hot again and goes on another huge anti jewish tirade on tape.

drewser
05-09-2012, 11:59 PM
This one looks like it'll be a good one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PTqvoXSnVvY

Leafyblue
05-10-2012, 12:08 AM
I will pay to see that

It won't be in the theatre. It's on DirectTV and will go directly to DVD after that. It was a hoot.

Habspatrol
05-10-2012, 06:30 AM
he has been on letterman and the daily show out of costume.

Cool I'll have to look those up. He said that Stern was only the 3rd time even, I was wondering where the other 2 were.

SundinsTooth
05-10-2012, 07:15 AM
Nick Nolte still has that awesome something....hard to pinpoint it.

SundinsTooth
05-10-2012, 07:19 AM
I think you're misunderstanding. I've never become distraught over it. I just feel that applauding to a movie is the same as applauding to a CD or a TV show. Applause is a way of telling a performer or artist that they did a good job, if the artist isn't there then there's no one to applaud to.

Applause has been with us all through history....many times done for people that have made sacrifices and who are being honoured at feasts, public gatherings, etc. etc. They are no longer living, so why bother? They can't hear it, right? Applause has always been more than just a reaction to a live performance. It is simply a way for a group of people to show appreciation.

worm
05-10-2012, 12:51 PM
avengers was not very good
about on par with iron man....maybe a little below it

im sure i missed out on some geek things

the point break and legalos parts were funny though

Hoss
05-10-2012, 04:21 PM
This one looks like it'll be a good one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PTqvoXSnVvY

I saw this already.. it was called the Untouchables, and it didn't need a Jay Z song in the track , and a bad nose prosthetic on Al capone. (egad, what's with the token black guy in the squad, at least in the untouchables it was Andy Garcia playing a wop to add some diversity to the crew)

BG
05-10-2012, 04:32 PM
Gosling, Ribisi, Penn? Yeah, I'd watch that.

Montana
05-10-2012, 05:58 PM
I saw this already.. it was called the Untouchables, and it didn't need a Jay Z song in the track , and a bad nose prosthetic on Al capone.

Using that rationale they shouldn't have made "The Untouchables" because there had already been a tv series.....or De Palma shouldn't have made Scarface, Sergio Leone shouldn't have made "A Fistful of Dollars", or Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" wouldn't have become "The Magnificent Seven"

Plenty of fantastic movies thoughout the years are a remake/redo of something that's come before it.

SundinsTooth
05-10-2012, 06:21 PM
Plenty of duds too........but speaking of remakes...one of my favourites has to be Friedkin's Sorceror....so I am plenty pumped to see what he does with Killer Joe - NC-17 rating??? What?????

Pretty excited to see if this works out.....


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

Hoss
05-10-2012, 07:08 PM
Using that rationale they shouldn't have made "The Untouchables" because there had already been a tv series.....or De Palma shouldn't have made Scarface, Sergio Leone shouldn't have made "A Fistful of Dollars", or Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" wouldn't have become "The Magnificent Seven"

Plenty of fantastic movies thoughout the years are a remake/redo of something that's come before it.

Totally different... this isn't a remake or a redo. It is the same story, same premise/concept, roughly same era, yet with a few different names and gangsters.

This is like some one making a samurai movie with a few different samurai and calling it "Samurai Warriors"
Depalma's was a different era, different type of gangster.

Not the same... this looks ridiculously the same.

Montana
05-10-2012, 07:22 PM
woooosh.

Hoss
05-10-2012, 07:31 PM
what Montana, speechless?? There is no woosh there to be had. Your point was that there are many remakes/ redo's of something before it, but you gotta do something different with it. Woosh yourself

JackBurton
05-10-2012, 08:20 PM
Here's the trailer for Ben Affleck's latest, "Argo". Looks good. Interesting story.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33QX0U725Kg

Montana
05-10-2012, 08:53 PM
woooosh.

http://www.the-games-blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Confirmed-Myth-Busters.jpg

Hoss
05-10-2012, 09:05 PM
wow, your pretentious prickness is in full force tonight. It must be so tuff to log all these minutes online, and still keep up with your studies in everything in the universe.

JaysCyYoung
05-10-2012, 11:00 PM
The Untouchables was from ****ing twenty five years ago. A remake isn't unusual after that much time.

Hoss
05-11-2012, 06:54 AM
But it isn't a remake.. I can get if your doing another untouchables with younger hipper actors, but this isn't what this is, it is supposedly a "new" story. If your going to do a reboot or a remake, just say it is.

JaysCyYoung
05-11-2012, 11:09 AM
The original isn't even that good out of Connery's performance. Might as well do it well for a new generation.

leafman101
05-11-2012, 11:23 AM
There are hardly any original ideas in Hollywood anymore. The worse one is remaking Total Recall with Colin Ferrell. How the hell is that a good idea. Lets remake one of the best action movies ever and replace one of the baddest action stars ever with Colin ****ing Ferrell.

worm
05-11-2012, 11:27 AM
colin is awesome

leafman101
05-11-2012, 11:40 AM
Colin Farrell is Arnold's bitch's bitch.

JaysCyYoung
05-11-2012, 11:41 AM
There are hardly any original ideas in Hollywood anymore. The worse one is remaking Total Recall with Colin Ferrell. How the hell is that a good idea. Lets remake one of the best action movies ever and replace one of the baddest action stars ever with Colin ****ing Ferrell.

I'm willing to give the new one a chance simply because the original's special effects were so awful. The terraforming sequence should be awe-inspiring.

teeds
05-11-2012, 11:46 AM
Between MLSE and Hollywood for bad product these days? Tossup.

leafman101
05-11-2012, 11:48 AM
Sure, I'll watch it too. It'll be a good movie. Total Recall was awesome, and it will have Kate Beckinsale and titties. But I'm just pointing out the lack of originality in hollywood these days. They just go with what they know will make money, which is remakes of good movies/books.

zeke
05-11-2012, 11:54 AM
yeah, total recall with new effects could be awesome.

but they can never, ever top Quato. ever.

JaysCyYoung
05-11-2012, 12:19 PM
yeah, total recall with new effects could be awesome.

but they can never, ever top Quato. ever.

One of the best action lines ever:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvcbEDi-Qjk

BG
05-11-2012, 01:27 PM
yeah, total recall with new effects could be awesome.

but they can never, ever top Quato. ever.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8_Ts5fMVho

zeke
05-11-2012, 02:28 PM
the absolute best ever

zeke
05-11-2012, 02:30 PM
cannot stop watching.

SundinsTooth
05-11-2012, 02:51 PM
Get the dude a handkerchief. Good god.

Bleedsblue&white
05-11-2012, 02:53 PM
That and the three boobs...that's what I'll always remember.

JackBurton
05-11-2012, 06:06 PM
Truth be told, I wasn't a fan of Total Recall. It's not a fun movie you can watch over and over like many of Arnold's action flicks from his prime.

The new one is going to bomb badly imo.

PlayerToBeNamedLater
05-16-2012, 04:51 PM
Seeing the dictator tomorrow. Hopefully it lives up to the hype.

JaysCyYoung
05-16-2012, 08:03 PM
Seeing the dictator tomorrow. Hopefully it lives up to the hype.

Just got back from seeing it. It had its funny parts but I left feeling a little disappointed to be honest. Sometimes Baron Cohen overplays his roles and I think he did to an extent in this one.

It was good, don't get me wrong, but I thought it would be a little more hilarious.

Alfamale
05-19-2012, 12:29 AM
drive. my favorite film from last year.

Feyd
05-19-2012, 01:04 AM
Sacha Baron Cohen will never top Borat.

Leafin'
05-19-2012, 03:04 AM
Girl - "Can you get your hand off my breasts?"

Aladeen - "Breasts? I thought you were a 13 year old boy"

LOL

Fitzgerald#11
05-21-2012, 10:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24mTIE4D9JM

MindzEye
05-21-2012, 10:54 PM
Avengers....Dope

one of the best popcorn action flicks I've ever seen.

Habspatrol
05-21-2012, 10:59 PM
That sums it up about perfectly.

PlayerToBeNamedLater
05-22-2012, 08:03 AM
Saw the dictator, and although it wasn't as good as Borat, I thought it was really good. I like that it felt more like a movie than a series of clips 'punking' real folks. "Boy or Abortion?"

Also gotta recommend a German flick called "The Wave" -- caught in on Netflix. I think it's from 2009. Check it out.

BG
05-22-2012, 01:59 PM
Avengers was fun, like both Iron Man movies were fun.

Was a decent fanboy movie, but never really felt like the earth was in danger.

Flying fish that run into buildings, really?

JaysCyYoung
05-22-2012, 02:31 PM
Avengers was fun, like both Iron Man movies were fun.

Was a decent fanboy movie, but never really felt like the earth was in danger.

Flying fish that run into buildings, really?

Agreed with you on the threat posed by the aliens. I had no clue who they were and didn't understand why we should feel threatened by them?

The rest of the movie was very good but the villains were lame as hell IMO.

BG
05-22-2012, 02:38 PM
As far as I'm concerned, the Avengers might as well have been Ironman 3. "The Avengers" title sold a lot more tickets though...

JaysCyYoung
05-22-2012, 02:39 PM
I'm actually surprised that the film has done as financially well as it has. I never heard the casual film-goer or comic book person really ever mention them.

It was always X-Men, Batman, and Spider-Man.

BG
05-22-2012, 02:40 PM
Agreed with you on the threat posed by the aliens. I had no clue who they were and didn't understand why we should feel threatened by them?

The rest of the movie was very good but the villains were lame as hell IMO.

The "alien army" was lame, Loki (Hiddleston) was great.

Without Downey Jr and Hiddleston, this movie would have been better on paper.

BG
05-22-2012, 02:46 PM
I'm actually surprised that the film has done as financially well as it has. I never heard the casual film-goer or comic book person really ever mention them.

It was always X-Men, Batman, and Spider-Man.

The other movies have all built up to this, summer after summer - shouldn't be a surprise.

Marvel did it right, no doubt about it.

How many comic books do you need to sell to top $1 billion? WOw.

Alfamale
05-22-2012, 03:06 PM
they'll keep putting stupid movies out if you guys keep watchin em.

MindzEye
05-22-2012, 05:26 PM
The "alien army" was lame, Loki (Hiddleston) was great.

Without Downey Jr and Hiddleston, this movie would have been better on paper.

Agreed on all fronts really....but that was the strength of the Avengers lineup obviously...Downey absolutley murders it as Stark at all times.

I think the point of that army was nothing more than an excuse to introduce Thanos....who could be an absolutely sick lead villain as the series progresses.

I don't think the earth being in 'danger' was ever supposed to be the main catalyst in the movie, but instead the death of Agent Coulson, who was a very likeable character across most of the lead up Marvel movies. As well as Stark's near death experience (one of many in the Marvel story arc) to show that he's willing to make the sacrifices that Cap accuses him of being unable to (remembering of course that Stark goes from debauched alcholic to leader of the Avengers over a period of years in the comic story arc)

MindzEye
05-22-2012, 05:28 PM
they'll keep putting stupid movies out if you guys keep watchin em.

and if they want to keep basing CGI filled movies on the shit I loved as a kid/teenager....I'll keep going, and I'm not ashamed to admit that. You want cinema? There are film festivals full of it as the cost of producing low budget movies falls through the floor. The cost of filming and editing, now that digital gear is so reasonably priced and professional editing can be done on just about any decently powered Mac or PC, is nada.

Alfamale
05-22-2012, 05:38 PM
i expect more from you.

Bleedsblue&white
05-22-2012, 05:40 PM
That's just pretentious.

JackBurton
05-22-2012, 07:07 PM
I'm actually surprised that the film has done as financially well as it has. I never heard the casual film-goer or comic book person really ever mention them.

It was always X-Men, Batman, and Spider-Man.

It's geek porn. They've been building up for this movie for 4 years.

SundinsTooth
05-22-2012, 07:10 PM
Prometheus can't get here soon enough.

MindzEye
05-22-2012, 07:22 PM
i expect more from you.

The medium of film has never done much for me for storytelling.

Books >>> Film when it comes to that.

So when I want to be told a story, I'll read a book. When I want to see cool shit doing cooler shit, I'll watch a movie.

Metalleaf
05-22-2012, 07:50 PM
I think the "nerds" understood the aliens more than the average movie-goer. I mean did anyone here recognize the blue dude at the end of the film? I didn't. But my super-nerd friend did.

MindzEye
05-22-2012, 07:56 PM
I think the "nerds" understood the aliens more than the average movie-goer. I mean did anyone here recognize the blue dude at the end of the film? I didn't. But my super-nerd friend did.

Yeah...was Thanos, one of the top 5 baddest sumbitches in the universe.

BG
05-22-2012, 08:26 PM
Agreed on all fronts really....but that was the strength of the Avengers lineup obviously...Downey absolutley murders it as Stark at all times.

I think the point of that army was nothing more than an excuse to introduce Thanos....who could be an absolutely sick lead villain as the series progresses.

I don't think the earth being in 'danger' was ever supposed to be the main catalyst in the movie, but instead the death of Agent Coulson, who was a very likeable character across most of the lead up Marvel movies. As well as Stark's near death experience (one of many in the Marvel story arc) to show that he's willing to make the sacrifices that Cap accuses him of being unable to (remembering of course that Stark goes from debauched alcholic to leader of the Avengers over a period of years in the comic story arc)

Wasn't the point of assembling the Avengers, to fight a global threat?

Habspatrol
05-22-2012, 08:29 PM
Well without the Avengers those guys could have destroyed the world.

leafman101
05-22-2012, 08:31 PM
What is wrong with comic book movies? Its not like its Battleship or anything (although as stupid as the concept is a ridiculous action movie packed with explosions and Liam Neeson can't be bad).

Bleedsblue&white
05-22-2012, 08:57 PM
These comic-book movies damn well should be catering to the nerds who made them rich. I love seeing obscure references and nostalgic images...shows they care.

MindzEye
05-22-2012, 10:34 PM
Wasn't the point of assembling the Avengers, to fight a global threat?

Sure, but why that army in particular and not Kang, Annihilus, Skrulls, or....****ing Ultron?

Because they've clearly decided to follow a Thanos based story arc...potentially a modified inifity gauntlet storyline. Loki and a bunch of faggots on flying chariots wasn't going to do much. Thanos on the other hand, is a legitimately powerful super movie villain who you could possibly see beating the Avengers.

LeafGm
05-22-2012, 10:46 PM
Question for the Marvel comic nerds out there, as I was having a debate about this with a friend after seeing The Avengers. Seeing as they're all Marvel Characters, do the guys in the Avengers and the mutants in X-Men all exist in the same "universe"? He seemed to think they did, while I argued that they didn't, since all the guys in The Avengers would be a whole lot less special with all kinds of super-powerful mutants kicking around everywhere.

Also, **** anyone who looks down their nose at a good popcorn flick. I think my father put it best. He's the most prodigious reader I know, and he's long since read a ton of "classic" and critically acclaimed books. However, he also often likes to read pretty crappy Sci-Fi or generic action books. When I asked him about it, he put it this way: "You can't eat steak all the time. Every once and a while, you feel like just having a bag of chips." I think the same goes for movies as well. I love watching well done serious dramatic movies, foreign films or artistic movies---but I enjoy a good popcorn flick as well.

MindzEye
05-22-2012, 10:58 PM
These comic-book movies damn well should be catering to the nerds who made them rich. I love seeing obscure references and nostalgic images...shows they care.

The worst thing that ever happened to the comic book movies was the big studios buying the rights to the individual properties. The best thing that's happened was Marvel Studios getting created and other properties starting to revert back to Marvel (Punisher & Spiderman specifically so far....praying for X-Men to end up back in Marvel's hands at some point)

JaysCyYoung
05-22-2012, 11:52 PM
Question for the Marvel comic nerds out there, as I was having a debate about this with a friend after seeing The Avengers. Seeing as they're all Marvel Characters, do the guys in the Avengers and the mutants in X-Men all exist in the same "universe"? He seemed to think they did, while I argued that they didn't, since all the guys in The Avengers would be a whole lot less special with all kinds of super-powerful mutants kicking around everywhere.

Also, **** anyone who looks down their nose at a good popcorn flick. I think my father put it best. He's the most prodigious reader I know, and he's long since read a ton of "classic" and critically acclaimed books. However, he also often likes to read pretty crappy Sci-Fi or generic action books. When I asked him about it, he put it this way: "You can't eat steak all the time. Every once and a while, you feel like just having a bag of chips." I think the same goes for movies as well. I love watching well done serious dramatic movies, foreign films or artistic movies---but I enjoy a good popcorn flick as well.

Your father's entirely right, which is why I always used to roll my eyes at people who lambasted me for watching crap like Jersey Shore. I watch enough National Geographic and Discovery Channel (the green vegetables of TV). Who cares if I want some Doritos (MTV) once in a while?

MindzEye
05-23-2012, 12:18 AM
Question for the Marvel comic nerds out there, as I was having a debate about this with a friend after seeing The Avengers. Seeing as they're all Marvel Characters, do the guys in the Avengers and the mutants in X-Men all exist in the same "universe"? He seemed to think they did, while I argued that they didn't, since all the guys in The Avengers would be a whole lot less special with all kinds of super-powerful mutants kicking around everywhere.

Yeah, they all exist in the same marvel universe though crossover between the X-Men story arc (which is mainly the war between mutants & humans) and the Avengers story arc (which typically deals with ridiculously powerful galactic enemies...invaders from beyond) is pretty rare.

As powerful as mutants are, most of the real heavy hitters in the marvel universe are galactic entities.


Also, **** anyone who looks down their nose at a good popcorn flick. I think my father put it best. He's the most prodigious reader I know, and he's long since read a ton of "classic" and critically acclaimed books. However, he also often likes to read pretty crappy Sci-Fi or generic action books. When I asked him about it, he put it this way: "You can't eat steak all the time. Every once and a while, you feel like just having a bag of chips." I think the same goes for movies as well. I love watching well done serious dramatic movies, foreign films or artistic movies---but I enjoy a good popcorn flick as well.

Well put.

leafman101
05-23-2012, 11:00 AM
There is actually a bunch of cross over now. Right now there is some huge Xmen vs Avengers storyline going on. And I'm pretty sure some xmen are in the Avengers.

voyager
05-23-2012, 11:07 AM
I want to see battleship regardless of how inane the story will be.

BG
05-23-2012, 11:28 AM
The worst thing that ever happened to the comic book movies was the big studios buying the rights to the individual properties. The best thing that's happened was Marvel Studios getting created and other properties starting to revert back to Marvel (Punisher & Spiderman specifically so far....praying for X-Men to end up back in Marvel's hands at some point)

I think you mean Disney. ;)

BG
05-23-2012, 12:24 PM
up next:

June 8: Prometheus
June 22: Brave (I've got 2 girls, what can I say. Hoping to find a drive-in playing this while I'm down in Georgetown area)
July 6: Amazing Spiderman (3D trailer looked way better than the TV ad)
July 20: The Dark Knight Rises

Misc: Bourne Supremacy, Total Recall, MIB III

JaysCyYoung
05-23-2012, 12:37 PM
up next:

June 8: Prometheus
June 22: Brave (I've got 2 girls, what can I say. Hoping to find a drive-in playing this while I'm down in Georgetown area)
July 6: Amazing Spiderman (3D trailer looked way better than the TV ad)
July 20: The Dark Knight Rises

Misc: Bourne Supremacy, Total Recall, MIB III

This year is honestly ridiculously awesome for movies, especially with all the crap we tolerated beforehand the past few years. And that list doesn't even include possible gems like The Expendables 2, Django Unchained, and The Hobbit later in the year amongst other releases.

JaysCyYoung
05-23-2012, 12:38 PM
I want to see battleship regardless of how inane the story will be.

It was fun as hell. Turn your brain off and enjoy the explosions, absurdity, and Brooklyn Decker's goods. :p

MindzEye
05-23-2012, 02:16 PM
I think you mean Disney. ;)

Disney is just the distributor, no?

MindzEye
05-23-2012, 02:16 PM
It was fun as hell. Turn your brain off and enjoy the explosions, absurdity, and Brooklyn Decker's goods. :p

Yep, when I get home next week, it's getting seen. **** you cine-faggots

MindzEye
05-23-2012, 02:18 PM
There is actually a bunch of cross over now. Right now there is some huge Xmen vs Avengers storyline going on. And I'm pretty sure some xmen are in the Avengers.

I may have to brush up...probably been a decade or more since I open a comic book.

voyager
05-23-2012, 03:17 PM
I have no interest in seeing the next incarnation of spiderman. It's following too closely to the last aborted foetuses

Bleedsblue&white
05-23-2012, 03:19 PM
Spidey looks good. Real good.
I get a little crazy with these re-boots so soon after the boot...even if Marvel is just taking it's own back...but every trailer, every shot and everything I've heard say this Spiderman is going to be Amazing.

Metalleaf
05-23-2012, 03:26 PM
This year is honestly ridiculously awesome for movies, especially with all the crap we tolerated beforehand the past few years. And that list doesn't even include possible gems like The Expendables 2, Django Unchained, Skyfall and The Hobbit later in the year amongst other releases.

Fixed your post

SundinsTooth
05-23-2012, 03:33 PM
Actually in a pretty neat move Disney bought out Marvel.....smart smart smart.

Metalleaf
05-23-2012, 03:36 PM
Yeah but Sony owns Spider-Man and Fox owns the rights to Wolverine.

JaysCyYoung
05-23-2012, 03:42 PM
Spidey looks good. Real good.
I get a little crazy with these re-boots so soon after the boot...even if Marvel is just taking it's own back...but every trailer, every shot and everything I've heard say this Spiderman is going to be Amazing.

Blonde Emma Stone >>>

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/20777/emma%20stone%20-%20gwen%20stacy.PNG

Love the prospect of having such a tremendous actor like Martin Sheen portray Ben Parker too.

Bleedsblue&white
05-23-2012, 04:09 PM
They're going back to the mechanical web slinging as well.

MindzEye
05-23-2012, 08:11 PM
I have no interest in seeing the next incarnation of spiderman. It's following too closely to the last aborted foetuses


Sony = aborted fetii

Marvel = Comic movie goodness

MindzEye
05-23-2012, 08:13 PM
Actually in a pretty neat move Disney bought out Marvel.....smart smart smart.

Not terrible to have Mouseschwitz's distro and marketing behind the Marvel movies....but it does concern me on a quality/final cut level.

MindzEye
05-23-2012, 08:15 PM
They're going back to the mechanical web slinging as well.

It was an abortion that they ever decided to deviate from the source material. These are comic book movies...you're not trying to sell them for their close attachment with our reality. You're selling the fact that a 19 yr old scientific wunderkid can design a ridiculously strong filament material in his aunt's spare bedroom with makeshift gear.

SundinsTooth
05-23-2012, 09:02 PM
Not terrible to have Mouseschwitz's distro and marketing behind the Marvel movies....but it does concern me on a quality/final cut level.

I've heard some nice things about the free reign that Disney has given Marvel...it's pretty interesting as it follows a bit of the logic that is seen with Pixar and it's ability to remain autonomous.

Artnes
05-23-2012, 10:05 PM
http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/videos/anchorman-2-trailer/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uksrAqwgbPU&feature=related

Habspatrol
05-24-2012, 07:01 AM
Sweet!!

JackBurton
05-24-2012, 04:24 PM
up next:

June 8: Prometheus
June 22: Brave (I've got 2 girls, what can I say. Hoping to find a drive-in playing this while I'm down in Georgetown area)
July 6: Amazing Spiderman (3D trailer looked way better than the TV ad)
July 20: The Dark Knight Rises

Misc: Bourne Supremacy, Total Recall, MIB III

Prometheus is my most anticipated film of the summer.

Bleedsblue&white
05-24-2012, 06:09 PM
It was an abortion that they ever decided to deviate from the source material. These are comic book movies...you're not trying to sell them for their close attachment with our reality. You're selling the fact that a 19 yr old scientific wunderkid can design a ridiculously strong filament material in his aunt's spare bedroom with makeshift gear.

I get a little nerdy when they mess with canon, but I have to admit I thought the idea of biological web was a nice idea given that fact that everything else he does comes via the bite. Mind you, as has been joked about quite a lot...it would have made more sense if he shot the web out his ass.

This is better though. Spiderman was my childhood favourite, I don't mind more of him. I've heard the 3D is really good as well. I'd rather watch it in 2D first, but the 3D trailer is getting raves.

SundinsTooth
05-24-2012, 06:17 PM
Just caught a view of The Master - Paul T Anderson is taking on Scientology?

Man, Phoenix just nails this teaser....guy does not act enough.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oZDKFoCqAw

Hoss
05-24-2012, 07:50 PM
Man, I love PT Anderson... Boogie Nights is an extremely underated awesome film. I'd say his weakest was punch drunk love, but even that on a second viewing had some awesome character development.

MindzEye
05-24-2012, 09:14 PM
I get a little nerdy when they mess with canon, but I have to admit I thought the idea of biological web was a nice idea given that fact that everything else he does comes via the bite. Mind you, as has been joked about quite a lot...it would have made more sense if he shot the web out his ass.

This is better though. Spiderman was my childhood favourite, I don't mind more of him. I've heard the 3D is really good as well. I'd rather watch it in 2D first, but the 3D trailer is getting raves.

Yeah, the biological webbing was more realistic...and wasn't a "bad" idea per se....but **** it, there's no reason to deviate from a comic book story line with such a massive following.

The idiots like you and I are the reason those movies ever had the popular traction to get made in the first place, reward us. I think Marvel studios has shown that the closer you stick to the gospel, the better the movie quality...the more you're rewarded.

Habspatrol
05-24-2012, 09:15 PM
Just caught a view of The Master - Paul T Anderson is taking on Scientology?

Man, Phoenix just nails this teaser....guy does not act enough.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oZDKFoCqAw
I couldn't tell what that was about, but I do think it looks very intriguing.

mbow30
05-27-2012, 10:18 PM
The "alien army" was lame, Loki (Hiddleston) was great.

Without Downey Jr and Hiddleston, this movie would have been better on paper.

saw it this weekend. wanted to see some sentiments around here before posting my own, since i'm a bit late in the game.

i agree completely. hiddleston and downey jr were fantastic. ruffalo makes a good banner with his strange/awkward calmness. probably because he's a total loon. in any event, those three turned what was, imo, an otherwise pretty bad movie into a good one.

the aliens were dumb. like somebody else (bbw?) said, it never quite felt like there was any real danger to the city. the pacing was a bit strange. not much buildup. there was an enormous hole with banner/the hulk. for spoiler purposes i won't say what, but it really bugged me and took me right out of the movie. the guy who plays capt' america is also a boring mother****er.

i was pretty disappointed. that was a pretty middling movie. i usually like the comic flicks (though was never into comics or the cartoons as a kid). but this one left me wanting.

mbow30
05-27-2012, 10:25 PM
and the whole blow shit up/destroy cities thing has become horribly overdone and is no longer entertaining.

give me a well paced chase that results in some damage.

but just senselessly ****ing up buildings... meh. overdone.

i don't think i'll see spiderman. i dont' think it looks good at all. but i am excited for batman. bale is nothing special but nolan is a very good writer and director (with his brother). ledger's act is tough to follow but imo nolan had something to do with it and i suspect we'll see some similarly strong performances -- with joseph-levitt, neeson returning and even matthew modine (not to mention the talented returning cast -- freeman, caine, oldman) he has a lot to work with.

BG
05-27-2012, 11:59 PM
I feel that people are just happy that Whedon didn't screw up the Avengers, and are mistaking that for it being a "great movie".

As mindz said, great popcorn movie - nothing more.

MyNameIsJonas
05-28-2012, 01:05 AM
game of throns is epic

angelfish
05-28-2012, 08:08 AM
Saw MIBIII this weekend MEH!!!

BG
05-28-2012, 09:49 AM
game of throns is epic


SSShhhht.. watching it tonight. Only 2 episodes left. Wars gotta be coming... finally.

worm
05-28-2012, 11:57 AM
they have a lot to put into these last two episodes

MyNameIsJonas
05-28-2012, 11:59 AM
Last night was epic....all i can say...epic.

corksens
05-28-2012, 12:00 PM
That explosion was epic. Loved it on my home theater.

worm
05-28-2012, 12:03 PM
lol..dont read this thread anymore BG

i assume the chain was used?

MyNameIsJonas
05-28-2012, 12:06 PM
lol..dont read this thread anymore BG

i assume the chain was used?

chain sir?

PM me im at a loss...

corksens
05-28-2012, 12:10 PM
Hellfire.

All that shit that was stockpiled.

worm
05-28-2012, 12:31 PM
chain sir?

PM me im at a loss...

perhaps they are ignoring the chain....

MyNameIsJonas
05-28-2012, 12:39 PM
Anyone else still into the Killing?

If so PM me as i would like to discuss theories.

Montana
05-28-2012, 01:11 PM
Late to the party on this, but Jesus h Christ, 'Drive' was a brilliant movie.....didn't realize until afterwards that it was the same director (Nicolas Winding Refn) who did another movie I hyped the shit out of on here, 'Bronson', but I think what he did with the "neo noir crime thriller" genre with this film, outdid his previous work.

The cinematography, pacing, the score(!), flawless use of one of the most underrated (and under-utilized) tools in cinema.....silence....took what on paper looks like a fairly ho-hum script, and turned it into one of the best films from last year that I recall seeing.

Not a film for everyone, and I'm sure anyone who went in expecting a standard action film centered around chase scenes, left dissatisfied, but for film nerds and/or neo noir fans, it was damn near perfection.

JaysCyYoung
05-28-2012, 01:13 PM
One of the best soundtracks in recent memory too. That opening sequence was brilliant.

Montana
05-28-2012, 01:15 PM
One of the best soundtracks in recent memory too. That opening sequence was brilliant.

Without a doubt....one of the few films in recent memory that I can recall immediately grabbing the soundtrack to, the moment the flick was done...

worm
05-28-2012, 01:20 PM
I do not recall the soundtrack....but the movie was great.

Montana
05-28-2012, 01:20 PM
T minus 2 days until I go to the Vancouver premiere of.....


http://insideout.topshop.com/.a/6a01053695b916970c0163058eefbc970d-550wi



....my pants are already a little damp.

JaysCyYoung
05-28-2012, 01:22 PM
Great cast.

JaysCyYoung
05-28-2012, 01:23 PM
I do not recall the soundtrack....but the movie was great.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEAKJw8Cz1c

zeke
05-28-2012, 01:24 PM
I do not recall the soundtrack....but the movie was great.

how can you not recall it? best soundtrack ever.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3k98H9MmUg

JaysCyYoung
05-28-2012, 01:25 PM
Gosling really might be shaping up to be one of the best actors of this generation. It's hard to believe he used to be Sean Hanlon on Breaker High.

Highly, highly suggest people see Blue Valentine and Half Nelson to see him at his best in other works.

zeke
05-28-2012, 01:26 PM
As for Avengers, for me it was good simply as an "Iron Man + Hulk" movie. Those 2 were great.

zeke
05-28-2012, 01:27 PM
and ruffalo should have been the hulk in all the hulk movies.

worm
05-28-2012, 01:27 PM
Gosling really might be shaping up to be one of the best actors of this generation. It's hard to believe he used to be Sean Hanlon on Breaker High.

Highly, highly suggest people see Blue Valentine and Half Nelson to see him at his best in other works.

Also good movies....my wife is in love with him...so I see them all....haha

Montana
05-28-2012, 01:30 PM
Elevator scene >

zeke
05-28-2012, 01:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgI88jAVf5c&feature=related

BG
05-28-2012, 01:42 PM
As for Avengers, for me it was good simply as an "Iron Man + Hulk" movie. Those 2 were great.

I've been referring to it as Ironman 2 1/2, just to piss off Captain America fans.

corksens
05-28-2012, 01:59 PM
You guys are wildly late to the whole soundtrack from Drive.

I've been listening to (this will sound gay) French electropop for years. I used to put it on at parties and people would ask what the hell is that crap. Drive comes out and suddenly "OMG THIS IS AMAZING!!!".

Idiots. The lot of you.

worm
05-28-2012, 02:03 PM
You guys are wildly late to the whole soundtrack from Drive.

I've been listening to (this will sound gay) French electropop for years. I used to put it on at parties and people would ask what the hell is that crap. Drive comes out and suddenly "OMG THIS IS AMAZING!!!".

Idiots. The lot of you.

welcome to 10 years ago me

JaysCyYoung
05-28-2012, 02:07 PM
Electropop is awesome.

DJ Antoine >>>

BG
05-28-2012, 02:11 PM
You guys are wildly late to the whole soundtrack from Drive.

I've been listening to (this will sound gay) French electropop for years. I used to put it on at parties and people would ask what the hell is that crap. Drive comes out and suddenly "OMG THIS IS AMAZING!!!".

Idiots. The lot of you.

Unless you are a quiet, brooding psychopath - not sure I'd be bragging about a french electropop soundtrack to your life.

BG
05-28-2012, 02:12 PM
BTW, I had to sneak home at lunch just to watch GOT to avoid having it spoiled on me.

Great ep.

Montana
05-28-2012, 02:12 PM
You guys are wildly late to the whole soundtrack from Drive.

I've been listening to (this will sound gay) French electropop for years. I used to put it on at parties and people would ask what the hell is that crap. Drive comes out and suddenly "OMG THIS IS AMAZING!!!".

Idiots. The lot of you.


This is hilarious on a number of levels, none of which were intended.

corksens
05-28-2012, 02:17 PM
I appreciate the unintentional humor in it.

Artnes
05-28-2012, 02:22 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7spGcwwWJM0/TlxKP-x8Q0I/AAAAAAAABKc/kOw5dXDelyQ/s1600/horowitz.jpg

zeke
05-28-2012, 02:22 PM
meh, I was into electropop in the 80s. the real electropop. you're just a corky come lately.

of course, Daft Punk is one of my seminal groups as well.

me > you

Hoss
05-28-2012, 04:49 PM
I love movies like Drive that can cause so much tension with silence or just anticipation of what you think will happen next.

PT Anderson is great at that.... Drive had that, Micheal Mann has had some of that.

Just scenes that let the camera show people thinking, and good actors can literally project what is going on through their mind in those situations, but it's good directors that let the audience squirm a little.

MyNameIsJonas
05-28-2012, 05:20 PM
My only qualm with Drive was Ron Pearlman pretending to be Italian.

Alfamale
05-29-2012, 06:39 PM
mongol. genghis was a stud.

SundinsTooth
05-29-2012, 06:45 PM
PT Anderson is great at that.... Drive had that, Micheal Mann has had some of that.



What do you think of this, Hoss? Upcoming PTA flick with P S Hoffman playing a Ron Hubbard type.....

"short teaser"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oZDKFoCqAw

Metalleaf
05-29-2012, 11:07 PM
Greatest fight scene in the history of action movies:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udBAYuS5jgw

mbow30
05-29-2012, 11:20 PM
and ruffalo should have been the hulk in all the hulk movies.

he makes a good banner but imo the problem is with the character rather than who is playing him.

just not interesting enough to carry a flick.

JaysCyYoung
06-03-2012, 02:42 PM
Some new pictures from The Dark Knight Rises that were leaked:

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/3889/359895172794933.jpg

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8889/360177792779860.jpg

They've aged Batman really well given that there's an eight year gap between TDK and TDKR.

trujaysfan
06-03-2012, 04:06 PM
Not a movie but I'm watching part 1 of Hatfields & McCoys

Pretty damn good so far

JaysCyYoung
06-03-2012, 11:34 PM
OH MY GOD:

http://batman-news.com/2012/06/03/new-the-dark-knight-rises-footage-mtv-movie-awards-video/

Metalleaf
06-03-2012, 11:58 PM
Good, very good

http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/HugoStrange01.jpg

MyNameIsJonas
06-04-2012, 12:19 AM
Excellent episdoes of Game of Thrones and the Killing tonight

MyNameIsJonas
06-04-2012, 12:25 AM
pimp new trailor

Montana
06-04-2012, 03:05 AM
Moonrise Kingdom >

Habspatrol
06-04-2012, 06:32 AM
OH MY GOD:

http://batman-news.com/2012/06/03/new-the-dark-knight-rises-footage-mtv-movie-awards-video/

Damn, I can't wait!!!

Deckie007
06-04-2012, 10:47 PM
Little late to the party, but finally watched Moneyball and thought it was quite good. Could have more in depth and a couple hours longer actually.

Metalleaf
06-04-2012, 10:53 PM
watching this right now

http://www.dvdactive.com/images/news/screenshot/2009/5/thelegendcover.jpg

voyager
06-06-2012, 01:48 PM
Just saw this weeks episode of mad men. I'm kinda disappointed that they ended that Lane's storyline this fast.

MyNameIsJonas
06-06-2012, 06:49 PM
Anyone not watching VEEP should be watching it.

And the Killing has really gotten good this season....2 episodes left....possibly 1 until we find out who killed Rosie Larsen

Fitzgerald#11
06-06-2012, 06:52 PM
yeah Veep becoming one of fav shows. hilarious cast

MyNameIsJonas
06-06-2012, 06:58 PM
Matt Walsh>

JaysCyYoung
06-06-2012, 06:59 PM
Just saw this weeks episode of mad men. I'm kinda disappointed that they ended that Lane's storyline this fast.

One of the most shocking turns in the history of the show IMO, but you had to know after he forged the cheque with Don's signature on it that something crazy was going to happen.

Loved the final scene of the episode with Don letting Glenn drive the car.

Fitzgerald#11
06-06-2012, 07:02 PM
Matt Walsh>
love the aid
http://static.tvguide.com/MediaBin/Content/120521/News/4_thurs/120524tony-hale-veep1.jpg

MyNameIsJonas
06-06-2012, 07:03 PM
yeah Tony Hale is awesome....Buster Bluth...

and Anna Chlumsky of My Girl fame is a gem....as is the kid who plays Jonah.

All of this and no mention of Julia Louis Dreyfous who is fantastic in her own right.

Montana
06-06-2012, 07:06 PM
You're welcome.

voyager
06-06-2012, 07:07 PM
One of the most shocking turns in the history of the show IMO, but you had to know after he forged the cheque with Don's signature on it that something crazy was going to happen.

Loved the final scene of the episode with Don letting Glenn drive the car.

It was inevitable that Lane would end it, i kinda hoped that his deception would go on till next season.

Although I absolutely loved the scene where the Jag wouldn't start for him, basically summed his character where very little went right for him.

MyNameIsJonas
06-06-2012, 07:10 PM
You're welcome.

Yeah thanks...i owe you for a few programs....Sherlock and VEEP for certain.

JaysCyYoung
06-06-2012, 07:12 PM
It was inevitable that Lane would end it, i kinda hoped that his deception would go on till next season.

Although I absolutely loved the scene where the Jag wouldn't start for him, basically summed his character where very little went right for him.

When that happened I actually thought that he was going to get a second wind and do the honourable thing. Unfortunately he was such a textbook case of egoism that he couldn't bear the failure.

Montana
06-06-2012, 07:45 PM
Official trailer for "Django Unchained" dropped today, and it looks fantastic.....Tarantino and Westerns look like a hell of a combo.

Deckie007
06-06-2012, 09:32 PM
Watched the season finale of Game of Thrones, a couple of nights ago. Brilliant show, can't believe I have to wait so long until the next season. Still have a bunch of shows to watch that I missed out on...which should I watch first?

The Wire
Mad Men
Sherlock Holmes
Dexter

Montana
06-06-2012, 09:33 PM
The Wire

Fitzgerald#11
06-06-2012, 09:42 PM
cant go wrong with Wire or Dexter from that list


have watched all of GOT but just cant follow some of the storylines. have no idea whats the story with the lady with the red hair and the guy who choked her out in the finale. Also the 2 kids of the beheaded guy from S1, there both just been on the run right?
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SundinsTooth
06-06-2012, 11:10 PM
^You should probably put the bong down when you watch tv. :smilewinkgrin:

LeafGm
06-07-2012, 07:02 AM
^You should probably put the bong down when you watch tv. :smilewinkgrin:
Haha, seriously. I can't fathom how you could watch both seasons of the show and have that little idea about what's going on.

Still, I'll try my best to answer your questions Fitz. Highlight the following to get answers, if you're not up to date and don't want GOT spoilers, then don't highlight. The guy that was choking out the red haired woman, that was Stannis Baratheon. You know...the next oldest brother of the king that died in season 1, and the guy that thinks he's the rightful king and led a massive, awesome attack on the capital King's landing only to have his fleet blown up in an awesome massive green fireball and be attacked by last minute reinforcements. The red-haired chick is a foreign priest who's been in his ear about how he will be victorious and is her God's chosen one. As for the "two kids of the beheaded guy", his name was Eddard Stark he actually has six kids, so I'm not sure which two you're referring to. His bastard son Jon Snow is the one who's been captured by wildlings North of the wall. His two youngest sons Bran (the crippled one) and Rickon were captured when Winterfell was taken, but then managed to make their captors think they'd escaped before doubling back to Winterfell and hiding out in a tomb. Now they're currently on the run, but presumed dead by most since their captor (Theon Greyjoy) decided to kill a couple of other kids their age, burn them and pass them off as them in order to look like a hard man and less of an idiot. His oldest son Robb is styling himself "King in the North", and is currently south and at war with the Lannisters. Then there's his two daughters. The redhead (Sansa) is a captive of the Lannisters at King's Landing, while the younger (Arya) has been on the run and passing herself off as a boy.

blkngldbabe
06-07-2012, 09:07 AM
Forget the series...I'm sure it's great but the books are fantastic. I've ripped through the first two in two and ahalf weeks and they are 800+ pages each. Can't put them down.

blkngldbabe
06-07-2012, 09:26 AM
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/556122_468752273154231_1839873744_n.jpg

MyNameIsJonas
06-07-2012, 09:30 AM
brilliant.

MyNameIsJonas
06-07-2012, 09:34 AM
Forget the series...I'm sure it's great but the books are fantastic. I've ripped through the first two in two and ahalf weeks and they are 800+ pages each. Can't put them down.

book 3 is a real treat...over 1000 pages of bloodsheddery

Fitzgerald#11
06-07-2012, 11:12 AM
Thanks for that recap leafgm, helped a lot!

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Let me ask you at the end of the 2nd last ep of s2, the little persons castle was under attack and it ended with him being injured. At the start of the finale he seen being treated to, so who won that whole battle? It looked his people were outnumbered but then in the finale Joffery was handing out gifts to his knights? So they ended protecting their castle even after Joffery ran away?

worm
06-07-2012, 12:37 PM
book 3 is a real treat...over 1000 pages of bloodsheddery

ya...the third book (especially the 2nd half) makes the first two books look like crap

worm
06-07-2012, 12:40 PM
Thanks for that recap leafgm, helped a lot!

Spoilers below
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Let me ask you at the end of the 2nd last ep of s2, the little persons castle was under attack and it ended with him being injured. At the start of the finale he seen being treated to, so who won that whole battle? It looked his people were outnumbered but then in the finale Joffery was handing out gifts to his knights? So they ended protecting their castle even after Joffery ran away?

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Stannis (the brother of the former king, and the current Kings uncle....and the red priests 'lover') was about to defeat the Imp (and Joffery) when the Imp's father showed up -- Tywin -- the guy that was fighting Robb Stark....he showed up to save the say....

So the Imp, Tywin, Joffery one the battle.

worm
06-07-2012, 12:45 PM
cant go wrong with Wire or Dexter from that list


have watched all of GOT but just cant follow some of the storylines. have no idea whats the story with the lady with the red hair and the guy who choked her out in the finale. Also the 2 kids of the beheaded guy from S1, there both just been on the run right?
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Not current spoilers but if you are in the middle of watching the series do not read....

The red hair lady is basically a 'witch' with Stannis. She helps him kill Renly, etc. Stannis is the rightful heir to the throne....because Joffery is not King Roberts son....so his brother Stannis should be King.

The Stark's kids...I assume you mean Bran and Rickon.....

Bran/Rickon - are on the run....yes...they are boring
Robb - is fighting the war as the king in the north
Sansa - is in Kings Landing and was about to marry Joffery before he decided to marry Renlys former wife.
Arya - Is on the run as well....was the drink filler (or whatever) for Tywin ... the guy that won the battle at the end of season 2...even though it is thought he was heading out to fight Robb
Jon Snow - is fighting beyond the wall and has just been captured by the wildlings.

Leo Bannister
06-07-2012, 01:27 PM
His bastard son Jon Snow is the one who's been captured by wildlings North of the wall.

But is Jon actually Ned's bastard?


Spoilers.....







While it hasn't been revealed yet, there are some pretty good theories that Jon is in fact the son of Lyanna Stark (Ned's Sister) and Rhaegar Targaryen. There is quite a bit of evidence that proves this.

-In the first book there are several flash backs with Ned remembering his sister's last moments and he finds her in "a room smelling of blood and roses"......."Promise me Ned" are Lyanna's last words. The theory is that Rhaegar didn't kidnap Lyanna but rather they fell in love and she died during childbirth. She asks Ned to protect Jon from Roberts hatred of the Targaryen's.

There is a lot more evidence here for anyone interested -

http://www.angelfire.com/ma4/mlarchives/faq/jon.html

worm
06-07-2012, 01:28 PM
I talked about that a bit on the habs board...but I didnt wanna confuse the poor guy :p

Fitzgerald#11
06-07-2012, 01:30 PM
haha keep it simple! thanks for recaps

JaysCyYoung
06-08-2012, 12:31 PM
Watching this year's Academy Award for Best Documentary, Hell and Back Again:

http://www.movie2k.to/Hell-and-Back-Again-watch-movie-1173146.html

It follows an American Marine's transition back to civilian life and the difficulties he encounters as a result of trying to acclimate back to a non-military regime once his leg is shot up in Afghanistan. Interspersed with combat footage from his platoon's operations in Helmand Province, where one of his friends was killed on camera.

LeafGm
06-08-2012, 01:21 PM
Thanks for that recap leafgm, helped a lot!

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Let me ask you at the end of the 2nd last ep of s2, the little persons castle was under attack and it ended with him being injured. At the start of the finale he seen being treated to, so who won that whole battle? It looked his people were outnumbered but then in the finale Joffery was handing out gifts to his knights? So they ended protecting their castle even after Joffery ran away?
Worm already answered this, but just to explain further (again, highlight for spoilers): I can understand how you could be confused at the end of the big battle at King's Landing. The way the episode the week before had ended, it made it look like Tywin Lannister (Tyrion---the dwarf's father, and Joffrey's grandfather) was heading out to attack Robb Stark. They wrote it that way in both the movies and the books to make the end of the battle of King's Landing (also known as the Battle of Blackwater) more of a surprise. Basically, Tywin ended up abandoning his position and leaving his own lands open to attack to ensure that the capital wasn't taken, and that his grandson Joffrey didn't end up getting deposed (along with his daughter---the Queen---his son the dwarf and his two other grandkids getting killed). The other big surprise is that one of the other most powerful families in the series (the Tyrells) who'd previously been allied with Renly (Joffrey's "uncle" and Stannis's little brother) ended up joining up with the Lannisters and were part of Tywin Lannister's forces when he drove Stannis away from King's Landing. And to seal that alliance, Margery Tyrell (the brunette who used to be married to Renly) replaced Sansa Stark as Joffrey's bride to be. She'll be a major character in the show starting next season, and her family will play a big part in the overall story.

Oh, and Leo, I know the theories regarding Jon Snow's parentage, but I figure that mentioning it to someone who hasn't read the books and has only watched the first two seasons of GoT was jumping a bit ahead! And babe, the books are absolutely excellent. I don't know how much you know of what happens in the series beyond book #2, but if you've managed to avoid spoilers...book #3 will be very interesting indeed.

JaysCyYoung
06-08-2012, 03:09 PM
Now I'm checking out this documentary, Urbanized. It's all about how city planners come together and design roads, buildings, effective sanitation, and how they reconcile those plans with the wishes of residents, historical landmarks, and developers to build our largest urban dwellings and the associated problems involved with growth:

http://www.movie2k.to/Urbanized-watch-movie-1304919.html

SundinsTooth
06-09-2012, 07:58 AM
^ that sounds horribly similar to a geography class...no thanks. :)

Aberdeen
06-09-2012, 08:48 AM
I'll have to check that out. I find urban planning incredibly interesting.

Whenever I travel to someplace new I'm always thinking about what works and what doesn't. I watch some doc on the slums of Mumbai and how in many ways they are a model of good urban design, except of course for sanitation and infrastructure, it was cool.

JaysCyYoung
06-09-2012, 12:47 PM
^ that sounds horribly similar to a geography class...no thanks. :)

Geography class was awesome, especially political geography! :lol

JaysCyYoung
06-09-2012, 12:48 PM
I'll have to check that out. I find urban planning incredibly interesting.

Whenever I travel to someplace new I'm always thinking about what works and what doesn't. I watch some doc on the slums of Mumbai and how in many ways they are a model of good urban design, except of course for sanitation and infrastructure, it was cool.

They touch upon the Mumbai slum situation, as well as integrating the favelas in Rio, in the documentary actually.

Bleedsblue&white
06-09-2012, 06:04 PM
I'll have to check that out. I find urban planning incredibly interesting.

Whenever I travel to someplace new I'm always thinking about what works and what doesn't. I watch some doc on the slums of Mumbai and how in many ways they are a model of good urban design, except of course for sanitation and infrastructure, it was cool.


The last few iterations of the Sim City franchise have done a pretty good job of letting you play god, with a fairly accurate risk-reward setup.

drewser
06-10-2012, 02:01 PM
This should be a good one:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUdM9vrCbow

BG
06-10-2012, 02:03 PM
Anyone see Prometheus last night?

Heard an interesting theory last week, about how a Bladerunner sequel will actually act as a bridge between the two franchises.

Bladerunner - [Bladerunner Sequel] - Prometheus - Alien - etc..

Apparently it would have something to do with Fassbender's "David" character.

MyNameIsJonas
06-10-2012, 02:24 PM
i did not care for Prometheus at all

worm
06-10-2012, 06:15 PM
it was basically an alien remake....

it was okay...not nearly as suspenseful as the original

LeafGm
06-10-2012, 06:18 PM
I was a lot more interested in Prometheus before I found out it was an Alien prequel. Now, I'm not particularly interested in seeing it.

Feyd
06-10-2012, 07:13 PM
It's not a direct prequel. It takes place in the same "universe" however.

MyNameIsJonas
06-10-2012, 08:12 PM
Charlize Theron must've been on sleeping pills while filming....terrible.

Habspatrol
06-10-2012, 09:13 PM
Wanderlust: Meh

hockeylover
06-10-2012, 10:04 PM
I thought Prometheus totally sucked.

:couch

Feyd
06-10-2012, 11:28 PM
At the very least it's better than Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection :p

I place it 3rd behind Aliens (clearly the best of the bunch) and Alien.