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Quint in Comic-Con: KILL BILL! VAN HELSING! LOTR! HELLBOY! V! UNDERWORLD!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with the biggie Comic-Con report. Lots of good stuff below, so let's not waste any time.  

KILL BILL and ALIEN-THE DIRECTOR'S CUT  

Today (Sunday) had only one panel that I was interested in, KILL BILL volume II with the man, the myth, the fucking legend himself Quentin Tarantino, Daryl Hannah and Lawrence Bender. Although I don't know why Ms. Hannah and Mr. Bender was even scheduled to appear with Quentin 'cause anybody who has seen Quentin speak can tell you he likes to hog the mic... I'm glad they were there, though.  

Anyhow, Quentin appeared after a few trailers from other movies played, like PETER PAN (which looks fucking amazing, as I'm sure you can tell from the apple.com version), TIMELINE (which looks... like it could be good... hopefully), ALIEN-the Director's Cut (which 20th Century Fox is re-releasing theatrically this Halloween, then onto DVD)... it was really cool to see this trailer play because it ended with that great moment in the film when Ripley thinks she's all alone at the end and the Alien arm shoots out of the wall... when that happened gasps came from the audience surrounding me and the girl in front of me jumped a mile. Gotta love a classic horror flick like ALIEN or JAWS or THE EXORCIST that still makes 'em jump. Hopefully this'll lead to a theatrical release of James Cameron's director's cut of ALIENS... one can only hope.  

Anyway, out comes the man who introduces Lawrence Bender then Daryl Hannah as Elle Driver, the California Mountain Snake. They open up for questions and I stand up and get first in line in front of the mic on the left side of the huge Room 20. The first person on the right side of the room gets the first question. He asked about THE VEGA BROS. At that very moment someone cuts in front of me to take a question. Normally I would have fought for my geek position with an open hand bitch-fight, but when you see that Mr. Blonde is the one that cut... well, you let it slide. He is not one to piss off.  

Quentin's response to the fan was, "I won't direct it... I might write it, but I won't direct... besides I think both Michael and John (Travolta) are too old now to do a prequel to PULP and RES DOGS." I'm holding back a huge laugh... Madsen is hiding his face so Quentin won't see him before he takes the mic. "What's this about VEGA BROS?" he growls over the mic and the flash bulbs go off and Quentin goes nuts and brings him up on stage to join the silent panel.  

Someone asks Quentin about the light in the briefcase in PULP FICTION is... Quentin gives the standard, "Whatever you think it is, you're absolutely right," answer. It's my turn. "Since you're splitting the movie into two parts, do you have room for YUKI'S REVENGE?" Quentin comes back with, "There will be no Yuki's Revenge. God no! That'd mean I'd have to go shoot more. 155 shooting days is my limit!"  

I also asked when he's going to come back to Austin for the next QT Fest. He then revealed a cool little tidbit that he thought was going to piss off Miramax. Apparently in October, when KILL BILL vol. 1 is released, Quentin is going around the country to a few select cities for a traveling mini-Tarantino Fest with his own prints of obscure spaghetti westerns, Italian crime and giallo and kung-fu films. He will go to Austin, home of the Tarantino film festival, and he also mentioned Chicago. If you get the chance to go, I can't recommend it enough. It's very cool to see Quentin introduce these films, give you the history of that particular film... It's like going to school, being taught the history of film by Quentin Tarantino. It's an amazing experience and you'll find films you'll remember for the rest of your life. Gravy Train, anybody? hehe  

Quentin unveiled a great surprise after a few more questions. Apparently Quentin loves the trailer that has been out for the last few months, but his original idea was to cut a trailer that plays up the revenge/spaghetti western aspect of the film. Miramax loved it, but said that it played only to the people that love Tarantino films, not to everyone else that isn't automatically coming to this film. Miramax is cutting the second trailer right now... But for those of you lucky enough to have that great indie theatre or revival house in your area you'll get something special.  

Theatres like the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (150 or so theatres in the US) will be getting this specialty trailer that Quentin and Co premiered earlier today. It is cut like a classic western trailer. The voice-over begins "In El Paso, Texas..." We see the wedding chapel... we get a glimpse of Buford Pusser as the preacher... We see Madsen, Hannah, Vivica Fox and Lucy Lui as they walk to the church. FLASH on a very quick black and white picture of Uma Thurman's face beaten to a pulp. Very disturbing, very violent looking even in the quick flash that we saw.  

Michael Parks (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN) pops up as another Texas Ranger... same one from DUSK? And observes the wedding crime scene. There's an exchange in Japanese between Uma and Sonny Chiba. The subtitles read, "I need Japanese steel." "Why do you need Japanese steel?" "I need to kill some vermin."  

A total Ennio Morricone-ish Spaghetti Western score underscores the whole trailer, including the Aeon Flux-like animated sequences in the trailer. There's an extension to the scene with Vivica Fox we saw in the first trailer. She's chopping veggies and says, "I guess it's too late to say sorry, isn't it?" Then we see an extended version of the knife fight in the kitchen.  

Michael Madsen's Bud appears in profile. He says, "That woman deserves her revenge..." More flashes of some really violent animation and some new pieces of the House of Blue Leaves sequence including a really nifty sword move from Uma where she does this low jump, flipping in mid-air, avoiding one of the Katos and sending a vicious slice to the mid-section. The shot of Madsen returns and he finishes his line. "...we deserve to die." The whole trailer feels like a '70s and earlier trailer, down to the over large quotation marks around the title at the end... it was only missing the quick post-footage "Rated GP."  

The trailer kicks so much ass, but I can totally understand why they're not releasing it in 3000 plus theatres. Most people would look at this trailer and have no idea what's going on. It's light on the action, high on the revenge. I personally think it's a great idea to have the ass-kicking, mass audience trailers out to the mainstream market and have a completely different trailer cut for the art house or revival audience.  

GOTHIKA  

 

Halle Berry came out to talk to the Comic-Con crowd and show a behind the scenes clip from GOTHIKA. Between Berry and Angelina Jolie the Comic-Con organizers and studio heads made a fantastic double punch. The fanboys were wrapped around the building, some getting there as early as 2:30am to shout, "I love you!" and "Do you like Asian dudes?" "I want you to have my baby!" and such other intelligent quips. I'm very surprised no one asked about CATWOMAN in the whole half hour she was doing the Q&A.  

The 4500 seat room was standing room only... to the point where the fire marshal was shouting at people to keep the isles clear!!!  

GOTHIKA looked pretty cool. There was some footage of Charles Dutton crumpled up on the floor, arms and legs crumpled up painfully beneath him. Halle Berry stands over him with an ax... it's pretty gory. Penelope Cruz is an insane asylum patient. Halle Berry is a doctor at the asylum. Robert Downey Jr. plays in somehow. Don't have a clue what the movie's about, but it looks very atmospheric, creepy and bloody. That makes me smile.  

TOMB RAIDER  

Angelina Jolie came in and gave more than half the room an instant hard-on. Her whole Q&A didn't really contain anything we haven't heard in some form before. It was more about getting people excited that a super-celebrity was in the room and talking with them. She did show footage from TOMB RAIDER: CRADLE OF LIFE. Lots of her spinning around on a jet ski in a black bikini. There was also a scene where she jumps off the top of a sky scraper... No parachute... but she is wearing a jumpsuit with flaps under the arms and much like a flying squirrel she floats down to safety.  

 

UNDERWORLD  

A new trailer was presented by Kate Beckinsale. Where the first trailer played up the action and effects, this trailer plays up the Romeo and Juliet-esque love story between Kate (Vampire) and a Lycan (Werewolf). I'm still not a big fan of the look of the werewolves... hair-less... rubbery... The action looks cool (if not totally derivative). Beckinsale was very pretty, but seemed very, very bored throughout the Q&A. I really do hope UNDERWORLD kicks ass, but I'm not 100% sold yet.  

LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS DVD and RETURN OF THE KING  

Richard Taylor and his WETA entourage brought out an orc in full Helm's Deep armor and then brought out a hobbit and a very familiar Elf (known around these parts as Mrs. Kraken) that were put in their costumes live on stage as Taylor narrated.  

 

To appraise the job on the hobbit, an expert was called in... Dominic Monaghan came out to much applause. Andy Serkis and the WETA digital guys ran through some of the extras on THE TWO TOWERS disc, including a great comparison of Andy's performance and how they overlaid the Gollum effects without taking away from his performance.  

 

Sean Astin, in a chillin' white panama hat, comes out with Elijah Wood (again, to thunderous applause and much female seat wetting) to show some extras from the first DVD. Some behind the scenes of Astin's extremely sweet short film called THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT featuring Elijah as a first AD, Andy as a runner and Peter Jackson as the bus driver.  

The big deal of the panel was the preview of the preview of RETURN OF THE KING. On the upcoming release of the theatrical edition of THE TWO TOWERS there will be a 13 minute preview of ROTK... we got to see 3 minutes. It was introduced by Peter Jackson, Billy Boyd and Ian McKellen on the streets of Minis Tirith set. I was actually onset the day they filmed that scene. Matter of fact, it was on that set that I cornered Alan Lee and got him to draw me a sketch in my sketchbook.  

I was a little disappointed that there wasn't more footage in the preview. It was a lot more behind the scenes stuff. Still very cool. Alan Lee is interviewed... There's a shot of the monitor as it displays Frodo in Shelob's Lair. It's a quick scene that doesn't quite bring out the creepiness of the set. With all the dead, shriveled animals and orcsies hanging from the ceiling and stuck to the walls... lots of bones... I can't wait to see it!  

There's some stuff from Pelennor Fields... It's going to be major. Helm's Deep had an enemy army of 10,000. Pelennor Fields will have an enemy army of 200,000. It's going to be fucking amazing, trust me on this.  

And just as quickly as it begun, it was over.  

FREDDY VS. JASON and V  

Jason producer Sean S. Cunningham handled most of the moderator duties for this panel that featured Robert Englund (Freddy), Jason (Ken Kirzinger) and director Ronny Yu.  

 

Englund was asked pretty quickly about the possibility of a new V series or TV movie. Englund announced that due to the success of Spielberg's TAKEN, V will be resurrected as a new 3 to 4 hour mini-series to premiere in 2004.  

 

A sneak look at FREDDY VS. JASON was shown. It's a scene that lasts about 2 minutes. Two teens, a fat one and a skinny one, are at a party... they've slipped away into a cornfield to smoke the dope and drink the Everclear, both unaware that Jason is standing right behind them. They look around, see him standing there... stand motionless and Jason quickly grabs the skinny one's head and snaps it around, twisting it backwards on his body. The fat one screams and throws the Everclear on Jason and lights him on fire. Calmly, Jason takes out his machete which catches fire as it's drawn.  

The fat teen runs and Jason follows, lighting the corn on fire. There's a high shot looking down at the running teen and pursuing Jason... the trail of fire marking his route. The fat teen seems to be outrunning Jason. He bursts out of the corn, back to the party. Suddenly a flaming machete comes flying out of the corn, impaling the fat teen. It was flung so fast that the blade is still aflame, sticking out of the boy's chest.  

The party goers scatter as Jason comes out of the corn, retrieves his weapon and begins hacking away. Blood sprays everywhere. It's a glorious scene. If the rest of the movie is as gory and fun as the clip they showed, then as a guy who spent 4 consecutive Halloweens dressed as Freddy, I can't wait to see the whole film!  

TROY  

A quick compilation of scenes and behind the scenes clips was shown. This movie is going to make so much bank. It looks amazing. Huge cast, epic scope, beautiful cinematography. If they cut the trailer in around the same way as they cut these clips the masses are going to get very excited. Brad Pitt looks totally in place. The big build up leads to the revelation of the Trojan Horse being pulled into the city of Troy and the greeks dropping out. Mark my words, this film is going to make a shitload of money... thank God with the budget they have...  

HELLBOY  

Cool cat Mike Mignola came out and spoke about the film based on his comic book. He also brought with him some clips. It was this footage that all those HELLBOY clips that appeared on the site a month ago came from. If you've seen those pics, then you've seen most of what was shown at Comic-Con. We see the Nazis summoning Hellboy and his rescue... we see a bit of him chatting it up with Liz, bonding... sweet-talking, that ol' devil. Mignola is very confident this film will be amazing and so am I.  

I, ROBOT  

I, ROBOT had a taped greeting by Will Smith. He assured us that I, ROBOT will be fantastic and is being faithfully adapted by director Alex Proyas. A little behind the scenes stuff was shown... Looks impressive... lots of wire work, people getting shot backwards and one little glimpse of a robot hand, which looked very much like the fingers on the Asimov covers. Coming from Proyas, I'm very excited about this project.  

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN  

No footage at all was shown, but Daniel Radcliff taped a greeting with director Alfonso Cuaron. They just waved and smiled and stated that they have filmed the Knight Bus stuff, the Hippograph stuff, the Dementors and the "blowing up" of Aunt Marge. That's about it.  

MATRIX: REVOLUTIONS  

The big MATRIX show was a preview of the international trailer which was a combination of the preview from the end of RELOADED and the preview from ENTER THE MATRIX. The only thing I don't remember seeing in any of the previous trailers was a quick cut of Morpheus getting kicked in the face by Seraph.  

LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION & MUSEUM SCREAM  

Warner Bros is reviving the time-honored showing of cartoons before films with a new line of Looney Tunes cartoons. They presented the first one, a Sylvester and Tweety cartoon called MUSEUM SCREAM, at Comic-Con and said it will premiere with LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION. It was pretty funny, but most definitely lacks the wit and charm of the classic Looney Tunes.  

They then screened scenes from LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION. Some were still in the pencil stage, some were half done, some were totally done. It was pretty much expanded scenes from the trailer. Brendan Frasier running through Yosemite Sam's Casino called The Wooden Nickel, avoiding the baddies. Then there's the car chase down the old Vegas strip. I'm not sure about this one. I'm frightened of this film. I have not yet disliked a Joe Dante movie, but I have a bad feeling about this one. Not because of any of the footage I've seen... the scenes shown weren't bad... It's just this feeling I have deep down in my gut. I hope I'm wrong.  

VAN HELSING  

This is the last one... Hugh Jackman (Van Helsing) came out with Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh (Dracula), Stephen Sommers (Director), 2 brides of Dracula (model lookin' hotties), Will Kemp (Wolf Man), Shuler Hensley (Frankenstein's Monster) and Kevin Jay O'Connor (Igor) joined him up on stage.  

Of course, being Comic-Con, the X-Men fans dominated. He was asked about doing an X3 and he said he loved the character of Wolverine, but wouldn't commit to the public that he'd be in X3 as he's not currently contracted to do it. Guess 20th Century Fox is going to have to fork out the moola to resign Wolvie... if they hold out, they're astoundingly stupid. Hugh Jackman IS Wolverine and a big part of the success of the first two X-MEN films.  

 

Anyhow, Sommers, who comes off as a really cool guy, introduced some footage. What was screened looked very impressive. I was kind of expecting the campy color scheme of the Mummy films, but I was totally wrong. The cinematography is sharp and dark, without a hint of a golden filter. The atmosphere is thick, the action is intense...  

The only monster we see is Frankenstein's Monster. He's chalk white and has a lumpy rounder head. Pretty great make-up, at least in the few quick glimpses we got. Not too much action was shown... A lot of period stuff... dancing, horse work, etc. Everyone looks great. Van Helsing himself looks just like the teaser artwork we've seen already. I myself can't wait to see how similar The Wolf Man is to the teaser artwork, which is incredibly badass.  

During the Q&A, the only thing that was really of super relevance was when Sommers was asked about THE MUMMY 3. He said he's still focused on this film, but would love to do another MUMMY movie. He also said Brendan Frasier won't leave him alone about it, that he's dying to get the next MUMMY movie going. We'll see...  

That wraps up my Comic-Con coverage, folks. This last one was a big bitch of a report, but full of lots of good stuff. I hope you enjoyed it! I've got some cool stuff coming up... Keep your eye on the site! This is Quint bidding you all a fond farewell and adieu.  

-Quint

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  • July 21, 2003, 1:03 p.m. CST

    ok, now i

    by CuervoJones

    (and yes, i like Starwars and Matrix sagas)

  • July 21, 2003, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman

    by Lord Bustanut

    is going to be awesome in Va Heilsing. And First!!

  • July 21, 2003, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Great. And what does Atlanta get for Dragoncon? Mostly B-liste

    by rev_skarekroe

    But I'm not complaining. No, wait, scratch that. I AM complaining. Bitterly. sk

  • July 21, 2003, 2:19 p.m. CST

    with all the playerhating on recently released genre films I won

    by iamarayya

    All in all im excited about most theses movies (except harry pothead) I wanna see ROTK, Kill bill, i really wanna see Underworld and Vanhelsing, dont care much for Hellboy, and really wanna see Revolutions. Its been a good year for genre shows baby!

  • July 21, 2003, 3:38 p.m. CST

    mavis beacon teaches typing

    by MiltonWaddams

    html is your friend, close your link tags

  • July 21, 2003, 3:39 p.m. CST

    I'm afraid to see the next X-men movie

    by 007-11

    Hopefully the studio's will learn from "Dumb and Dumberer" that you can't throw some random look-a-likes into the role for cheap and still rake in the cash. We know that Halle Berry won't be back, unless her character shows up in at least 85% of the movie. Sorry you're just too good to go slumming in a supporting role Halle. It will be next to impossible to get everyone back for the next one.

  • July 21, 2003, 3:48 p.m. CST

    If you aren't going to tape record or something shouldn't you no

    by Zod_Is_Back

  • July 21, 2003, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Vampires, hobbits, wizards, Tarentino move, and superheroes oh m

    by screenplaywriter

    Damn, 2003-2004 IS GOING TO BE AN AWESOME YEAR FOR MOVIES! Look, forward to: 1. SPIDER-MAN 2 2. KILL BILL 3. THE PUNISHER 4. ROTK & MATRIX 3 5. HARRY POTTER 3 6. peter pan (maybe) 7. ELEKTRA 8. DAREDEVIL 2 (Is it coming out next year?) And whatever else comes out

  • July 21, 2003, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Best Thing at Comic-Con 2003: Dr.Tran

    by LucifeRice

    "Oh Shit It's Doctor Tran!"

  • July 21, 2003, 6:13 p.m. CST

    I feel like I'm taking crazy pills

    by Mr Brownstone

    That KILL BILL trailer sounds so fucking awesome, I hope they put it up on the web RIGHT FUCKING NOW! Man, am I the only one who read that description?!

  • July 21, 2003, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Every good movie needs at least 3 DVD versions !!!

    by Rcamacho2278

    The basic one, The directors cut, and then the "your a fucken ASSHOLE for buying the first 2 you fucken fan boy" version

  • July 21, 2003, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Geeks roll over for QT!

    by Silver Shamrock

    You geeks that were so upset about QT cutting the nads off of Kill Bill had your chance to ask him what the hell he was thinking and tell him what a rip off it is for the fans.. and what do you ask? Sucki's revenge? What's in the briefcase? Sweet Jesus you geeks have no spine. Fuck all these kiss ass questions... you geeks will eat anything QT shoves in your face and call it apple pie.

  • July 21, 2003, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Sam be pimpin'?

    by GypsyTRobot

    Why does Chicago always lose out to hot, dirty, soulless L.A. Fuckers! The soulless people are mostly concentrated in one neighborhood. And we have actual thunderstorms and other manifestations of that thing called "weather". Sean Astin, please come out to Chicago and bring "mmmmm, Viggo" with you. Just stay away from Lincoln Park.

  • July 21, 2003, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Oops

    by GypsyTRobot

    Substitute "Southern California" for "L.A." That's right, I'm smearing the whole southern half of California. Fuckers!

  • July 21, 2003, 8:30 p.m. CST

    More Photos Of Comic Con

    by Sam Bones

    Here's a link to a website of shots from various moments at the con along with some of the "stars" as they were having fun being regular geeks..........http://homepage.mac.com/samcan/SanDiegoCon2003/PhotoAlbum38.html..........

  • July 21, 2003, 10:56 p.m. CST

    'Benny' is is back---but in the role he was born to play...

    by Zemora

    He's gonna be 'Igor'---Dracula's bug-eating bitch in 'Van Helsing'. Heh! That'll be worth the price of my movie ticket alone...

  • July 21, 2003, 11:47 p.m. CST

    deep down in my gut, kill bill smells like WATERWORLD chopped in

    by watashiwadare

    but the loyalist network will make sure you worship it or face the boot!

  • July 22, 2003, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Yeah, the integrity here IS a little bit patchy

    by Ribbons

    Sure, it's one thing to have faith in Tarantino and I support that kind of mindset, but I still would have liked to have found out what kind of judgement call informed his decision to split 'Kill Bill' into two movies (not because I'm pissed at him, mind you, I'm sure the guy had his reasons, but because it's actually, oh, I don't know....an important question!). I mean, you guys are so resistant to any negativity creeping into the corners of your QT wet dream that you almost spite us by asking self-indulgent, lip sevice-y questions that are completely irrelevant to anybody else. Then again, I guess that's the nature of being a diehard Quentin fan in the first place. This coming from the 'renegade reporter' who didn't deem himself "worthy" to sit in the same room as Christopher Lee. Figures. As big of a fan as I am of this site, this kind of starstruck behavior makes me a bit wary about whether or not you've overstepped the threshold of reasonable subjectivity.

  • July 22, 2003, 1:48 a.m. CST

    screenplaywriter

    by Ribbons

    'Elektra' and 'DD2' aren't due out for at least another two years or so. Sorry, mate; you'd be better off marking your calender for 'King Kong,' or 'Indiana Jones 5,' or something else that's on the distant horizon. I don't know.

  • July 22, 2003, 2:57 a.m. CST

    No one asked about Catwoman?

    by Voice O. Reason

    Could that be because no one cares? I might see it just for Halle in that tight outfit, but other than that I know I've got no interest whatsoever.

  • July 22, 2003, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Stephen Sommers is a nice guy, but...

    by cheisok

    He's kind of a hack. Am I the only one who is completely done with the Mummy series? I mean, are we that desperate for another Indiana Jones movie that we need to constantly make sub-par, desert action crap like 'The Mummy'. The first one was sort of light and fun in a "I don't have to think so let me cram popcorn down my throat" way, but the second one was horrific and the effects were all ghastly and looked like 'effects-shots'. Not to mention the stupid son character of Evy and Rick. It was a stupid and embarassing ploy to rope in younger viewers, who hopefully saw through the paper thin plot and lousy character arcs. How bout you just give 150 million to David Fincher to make the next two comic book flicks instead of blowing it on inane drivel like this which barely entertains people with an IQ under 70. Hey Hollywood, STOP MAKING STUPID SHIT!

  • July 22, 2003, 6:24 a.m. CST

    GOTHIKA will rule. It's about time America catches on to Matthie

    by VirgilHilts

  • July 22, 2003, 12:38 p.m. CST

    MONSTER SQUAD REFERENCE!! MONSTER SQUAD REFERENCE!!!

    by Tall_Boy

    you kicked wolfman in the nards!

  • July 22, 2003, 2:40 p.m. CST

    A Director's Cut of ALIEN in RIdley Scott's hands could be dange

    by Darth Phallus

    If anyone saw his "director's cut" of LEGEND than they no what an absolute piece of shite it is. Thank God it got cut by the studios because I definitely prefer the theatrical release version. The director's cut of LEGEND has Tom Cruise asking Mia Sara to sing for him every five minutes which unfortunately she does (while a uni-browed Tom Cruise stares dumbfoundedly.) OUCH! ALIEN is a classic and maybe should be left alone. However, it should be noted that RIDLEY SCOTT"S director's cut of BLADE RUNNER rules the universe as we know it.

  • July 22, 2003, 2:48 p.m. CST

    No, I'm not twelve you fucking deusch.

    by screenplaywriter

    I heard "DAREDEVIL 2" was coming out in 2004 along with "GHOST RIDER" and "FANTASTIC FOUR" so technically I'm right you ball-licking, anal-fucking, dick-humping dumbass mother-fucker.

  • July 22, 2003, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Right now, I am listening to Malice Mizer, bummed out that I did

    by Lady_Hyde

    Wait, maybe that's a good thing because I would've tried to tackle Will Kemp and made out with him. And them his wife Gabby would be pissed off. Meh. I hope I can see him in person since I missed my chance in '97. :(

  • July 22, 2003, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Good show, screenplaywriter

    by A Winner Is You

    Way to show your maturity. And by the way, it's spelled D-O-U-C-H-E, you stupid douche. I'm not really sticking up for anyone... it's just fun to make fun of dumb people. You guys make it SO easy.

  • July 22, 2003, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Chicago!

    by tav

    :)

  • July 23, 2003, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Aliens

    by Halloween68

    Alien and Aliens are decidedly 2 entirely different projects, Quint. I bring this up because you rave about Alien being the classic piece of horror that it is and slip right into hopefully Aliens will receive the same treatment on DVD. Two different zip codes, man. Alien is horror. Aliens is a James Cameron action movie. There are no similarities other than the title and the one returning character. While the aliens look the same, the swarming numbers and the ease of their dying make even the what was once an object of fear into Starship Trooper bug soldiers. Don't get me wrong... Aliens is a stand up film. But it is not an A-list horror film. Just wanted to clear that up.

  • July 26, 2003, 12:45 a.m. CST

    not to defend Jim Cameron, but rightly enough, it makes more sen

    by JasonDkEldar

    Ridley is a great director, but he also directed Hannibal, so everyone is not perfect and not everything any one person does is perfect and untouchable. Horror/suspense is not inherently superior to action as a genre. Both have clisches, tricks, conventions and other commonalities that make innovation very hard. Kudos to Cameron for answering a lot of questions the first Alien left a youn person with too inquisitive a mind wanted answered. (PS Aliens vs Predator will answer the questions the comic-readin' movie-devourin' fanboy in me asked as well).

  • Aug. 5, 2003, 7:16 p.m. CST

    kill bill

    by limboslam

    ANOTHER movie with female superheroes/villains/assassins?!? What used to be an ironic twist for an action movie is now a tired cliche'. "Oh, that's different, the person kicking the crap outta all those guys is a WOMAN?!" That used to be interesting. Now it's expected. It seems like every other action moviemaker out there seems to believe that he/she is the only one making a movie with a female action hero/villain. "This'll be clever. nobody will ever see THIS one coming!".

  • Aug. 6, 2003, 4:32 a.m. CST

    the questions asked at comic con were the so fuckin LAME it actu

    by shogunpoker

    I consider myself a huge movie buff, and I liked comics when I was a kid. This was my first time at San Diego comic con and I walked in when Angelina Jolie was talkin. The first question I heard was, "My friend was a huge fan of yours, and she died. Could you sign your name on my chest so I could get it tatooed for her?" Then about five minutes later, "I have HIV, and I'm a really big fan of yours, could I meet you?". I watched Jolie squirm and say, "i feel if I meet one I should meet you all.". The questions that were, "better" were just as shitty. "How did you find this character" "What else do you like to do in your spare time?". I realized that even if I was watching my favorite actor, say DeNiro, these actors have absolutely nothing interesting to say. I found Angelina very dull and boring, and I found the people asking her questions to be the most desperate pathetic people you will ever see. Oh, I did like Kevin Smith, he was funny and did'nt take questions too seriously.