April 26, 2006, 7 a.m. CST
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April 26, 2006, 7:17 a.m. CST
Not that that's a praise-worthy mantle. I've been waiting for this for a while now; Id take a Moriarty review over Harry's anyday. No offence big guy but my taste just seems more attuned to Mori's.
April 26, 2006, 7:20 a.m. CST
But it's good right? Also, Spoiler, Tom Cruise wins!
April 26, 2006, 7:24 a.m. CST
by Henry's Cat
Loved the first one, hated the second one, really looking forward to this one - great review Mori (How's l'il Toshi?) What about that John Prescott, eh? (UK Deputy Prime Minister) - What a dirty dog! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4945170.stm
April 26, 2006, 7:28 a.m. CST
in this, does he?
April 26, 2006, 7:37 a.m. CST
I'm stunned to hear that it bears such a strong resemblance to ALIAS, particularly the opening sequence of the series. Good news for MI:3... but it's still a rental. I've had it with Tom Cruise. And I'm still smarting too much from the nitwitty retardation that was THE ISLAND to give Orci and Kurtzman anything but the widest possible berth. Philip Seymour Hoffman as the villain? Masterstroke. But I still can't see shelling out $9 for this one. HBO will do just fine...
April 26, 2006, 8:09 a.m. CST
Seeing that there's no film of mass interest in the pipeline until X-MEN: THE LAST STAND and THE DA VINCI CODE, I imagine M:I 3 will do quite well at the box office (for a few weeks, anyway). Glad to know that Abrams did a good job with this one, but I'm still troubled by what he might do with STAR TREK XI.
April 26, 2006, 8:14 a.m. CST
i get to see this tomorrow night..finally summer gets kicked off proper.
April 26, 2006, 8:14 a.m. CST
by Lost Skeleton
I'm geeked AICN for MI:3
April 26, 2006, 8:21 a.m. CST
I look foward to Moriarty reviews more than Roger Ebert ones. Moriarty is able to objectively set geekiness aside and look at a film from an "everyone" standpoint. Sometimes I disagree, but I can usually tell from his review whether or not I'm gonna like a movie.
April 26, 2006, 8:30 a.m. CST
to see this.
April 26, 2006, 8:33 a.m. CST
by future help
the action and the pacing is in league with: Die Hard, Aliens, Kill Bill, Road Warrior, Leathel Weapon, Predator, and... well, you get the picture... i could give a fuck about Tom Cruise (the film market is saturated with the over-used bastard)HOWEVER...he IS the character now...so go with it. Im still up for ALL the OTHER characters too. and shit, if the Writer & Director can deliver strong... then pardon me but,is that not what we want? a fuckin BAD ASS MUTHA'of A SUMMER ACTION FLIC? yes...I WANT GOOD SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS AGAIN. last summer SUCKED. shit like,Star Wars III and Kong. yes...i too have a good feelin about this Summer (at least movie-wise) oh, HEY, QT...back to work.
April 26, 2006, 8:53 a.m. CST
Doesn't mentioning Lost with the Prisoner in the same sentence lead to some sort of credential revocation?
April 26, 2006, 9:02 a.m. CST
Can you or Harry let us know just exactly how Kanye's new rendition is used in the movie? Is it used in a bad ass kind of way, or strictly a closing credits sort of thing?
April 26, 2006, 9:03 a.m. CST
I CANNOT wait for...I too became an Alias through DVD's(bless 'em), and this could be the kickoff to a GREAT summer of movies...Supes, X-men, DaVinci Code(whoever cast The Hanks should get a mega raise)A Scanner Darkly...I'm also one of the few who believes that LOST wont suffer while JJ goes and gives us Star Trek...he has stated himself that Damon is more of the brain behind LOST, and as long as Damon stays away from writing comics, LOST should be just fine...
April 26, 2006, 9:10 a.m. CST
OK, I'll change my opinion to 'actually quite keen to see this' from 'probably going to be crap'. Sounds like quite the movie... Cruise is still bat-shit crazy but hey, I'll watch this if it's as good as people are saying. Peace.
April 26, 2006, 9:15 a.m. CST
"whoever cast The Hanks should get a mega raise". Dude, if studio execs had their way they would cast the Hanks in *every* movie. Personally, I don't like him and don't understand why people have a massive boner for him. I liked him in Catch Me but pretty much every other role is 'pensive but likeable every-man who wins through in the end'. Fanboys set phasers to Flame!
April 26, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST
by Nate Champion
If you can't tell a story from A to B to C without relying on flashbacks and flashforwards to create suspense, then you deserve a bullet in the head. If this scene came where it should in the narrative... well, MAYBE Abrams could have toyed with the idea of Philly actually making good on his promise. Instead... we go back to learn what leads up to that point... and then... TOM BREAKS FREE AND SAVES HIS GIRLFRIEND, THE DAY, THE WORLD, ETC ETC ETC ETC!!! Fuck that shit. Give me a filmmaker who plays for real, not this happy horseshit.
April 26, 2006, 9:23 a.m. CST
I think JJ Abrams should review the Cigarette Burns follow-up script Mori is writing... and post it on this site.
April 26, 2006, 9:24 a.m. CST
No love for Simon Pegg? I'm interested in seeing how he fares post-Shaun.
April 26, 2006, 9:26 a.m. CST
I thought the point was he DIDN'T save his girlfriend. I know you've been to a few writing workshops. How about going to a few "attention to detail" courses, as well.
April 26, 2006, 9:55 a.m. CST
Not that it can be trusted. Drew McWeeny on CRASH:"his movie is a load of crap, pure and simple. Its point-of-view on race is so muddled, so lunk-headed, and so in love with itself, that the film begins to collapse under its own pretension with that first line of dialogue where Don Cheadle talks about LA and how no one walks here. " Quote from a 1994 Drew McWeeny play called STICKS & STONES:"This is Los Angeles, post Rodney King, post riots. This kid has grown up scared, worried every day that the color of his skin is going to get him killed. They
April 26, 2006, 9:55 a.m. CST
Is it just me, or did your SUPERMAN and AVP2 script reviews seem to yield similiar results? The only thing that seems different between the two is that Abrams is the better writer.
April 26, 2006, 10:35 a.m. CST
Hell hath no fury like a writer scorned!Stop the internet fight and just have a real fight. IMDB doesn't list your vitals Drew... have you been practicing your Rex Kwan Do?
April 26, 2006, 10:41 a.m. CST
by Silver Shamrock
which was a reworking of La Femme Nikita. I hope there aren't any OMG-tom-cruise-was-really-john-voight-all-along with a great mask gags this time, JJ overused that toy in Alias.
April 26, 2006, 10:45 a.m. CST
by Silver Shamrock
this long after the fact is kinda pathetic.
April 26, 2006, 10:46 a.m. CST
Color me particularly surprised.
April 26, 2006, 10:46 a.m. CST
...was a great screenplay. I read it a bit after the initial blow-up on AICN and couldn't for the life of me see why Moriarty hated it so much. JJ changed 2 plot points of the original comic in an attempt to re-imagine a dead franchise and Mori basically bit his head off for it. What worked in the script worked like gangbusters and waht didn't work didn't work but I don't htink it deserved the raping that Moriarty administered that day. Script revisions are a part of the industry to help scripts take shape. First draft doesn't work? Then allow the writer the chance to re-write is several more times till it does - don't leak the entire story onto the net in an attempt to crush the project entirely. Mori basically killed a great script's potential with his assination of JJ that day and I still think that JJ's Superman would have kicked everyones collective asses more than anythign Singer will turn in. The latter 2/3rds of JJs script included what I still think of as some of the best big-budget action writing ever. The changes in mythology that JJ made could have been rectified in subsequent drafts but because of Mori and this site leaking the script JJ never even got that opportunity. Maybe it was WBs fault for listening to the fans moral outrage at a screen play most of them hadn't read, and maybe it was Moriarty's fault for not explicitly stating that the script had great potential but didn't need to take so many risks with an established mythos. Either way I haven't disagreed with Mori as much since but I still regret not having the opportunity to see what could have been the best comic adaptation to date.
April 26, 2006, 10:58 a.m. CST
Abrahms' Superman script was a piece of shit and would have ruined the character. He's genius with his own ideas, but can't adapt others (even Mission Impossible has become a Malias). Look at someone like Joss Whedon and Astonishing X-Men. That's the way to faithfully reinterpret and udpate a beloved concept. I'm glad Abrahms got booted off Superman Returns, maroon cape, superboy Routh and all. At least Lex Luthor isn't a Kryptonian played by wife abusing porn addict Charlie Sheen.
April 26, 2006, 11 a.m. CST
Is that the post right after mine could take a completely opposite stance on the same topic. I respectfully disagree Mr. Boinfoint.
April 26, 2006, 11:04 a.m. CST
Say what you like about Superman. But you leave Charlie Sheen alone! You big bully. Reserve your criticism for Mono-brow Richards...
April 26, 2006, 11:10 a.m. CST
by Henry The Dork
And I can't wait until Shane Salerno -- who wrote a discarded draft of Zodiac years ago -- posts a review of Race With the Devil.
April 26, 2006, 11:18 a.m. CST
AICN is a REVIEW SITE. Moriarty is a REVIEWER. Sure, it would be fun to see J.J. Abrams come on here and offer a review of "Cigarette Burns," but since that's probably not going to happen, why won't you useless bags of cybershit help yourselves to a nice steaming mug of shut-the-fuck-up already? Nobody respects you because you exhibit the "balls" to slag off the site owners for their opinions. And that's ALL they are, guys. Opinions. Grow the fuck up already, jesus effing slapdaddy kee-RIST!!!
April 26, 2006, 11:25 a.m. CST
"The very nature of The Rabbit's Foot, the thing that sort of engines the entire movie, is a mystery even in the final frames, which is fine since that's not what we care about here." Is that even english? It's sure as hell demonstrates a lack of film vocabulary -- that "engine" that doesn't matter much through the whole film is called... A McGUFFIN, you moron. /// /// /// Oh, and there is NO FILM called "Mission: Impossible 3" -- Gran High Thetan Cruise officially go the film rebranded as "M:I-3". /// /// /// And, personally, I think it's a shame that this film appears to be so well done, since I and most of the people I know are going to avoid it just on the principle that we don't want to give that Batshit Crazy OT-VII Nutcase Tom "I don't want to come out of the closet" Cruise any of our money.
April 26, 2006, 11:27 a.m. CST
He always aligns himself with quality directors/crew and actors and by all accounts, he works very hard at his job. And every movie set for him is a fanstastic learning opportunity to hone his craft (how can you NOT learn something about the art of making movies when you're working with the likes of Spielberg, Mann, Kubrick, Crowe, Reiner etc) and get better at making enjoyable (to varying degrees) movies. While there're so many places in the movie making process that can go wrong or get totally f'ed up, with the kind of caliber he's always working with and his experience and work ethic, the odds are always in his favor that the end product is going to come out pretty good. Kudo's to him for that. I'm sure MI3 will do very well and make him bankable for yet another high budget movie. BUT, He's still a damn crazy nutjob and he needs to keep his personal life and personal cult philosphy to himself. It's a damn shame that his crazy antics overshadow his body of work.
April 26, 2006, 11:34 a.m. CST
Firstly, Mori is NOT a reviewer - his 'day job' is scriptwriter. Therefore, he is as much fair game as the people he writes about. I find it unfair that he can criticise a peer's work with impunity as that peer (in this case, JJ) has no recourse. Sorry, I think I'm being overkind labelling Mori as his 'peer'. Oh, and secondly it's ok for Drew to criticise other people's work, but wrong for readers of the Talkback to do likewise with *his* work? At least some of us can do so intelligently without resorting to the childish abuse some of you ('Roguewriter') believe pass for mature articulation.
April 26, 2006, 11:41 a.m. CST
Yeah, that was wierd. And I type faster too. Wierd. From what I gathered, Krypton not blowing up and mid-air Matirx-like kung fu were sort inseperable components of the Abrahms script. As was the nonsense about Jor-El meeting the Kents or something. Kinda hard to remove the stuff that doesnt work when it's the central plot of the movie. And Brycemonkey, whatever Denise Richards made up about spousal abuse, Sheen stil wasn't right for Luthor. And even if he is a porn addict, why can't he just spank it to her? I mean, she's right there!
April 26, 2006, 11:59 a.m. CST
No matter how much it gets hyped. Not going to happen.
April 26, 2006, noon CST
1,158 words before you even talk about the movie? Who are you? Charles Dickens? Check rule 13 in your copy of Elements of style before you wreck rule 13 in your copy of Elements of Style.
April 26, 2006, 12:12 p.m. CST
criticizes the writing, spelling or grammer of another and messes it up with errors of their own. Check rule 3 about repeating your Elements of style before you repeat your rule 3 Elements of style. :-P
April 26, 2006, 12:13 p.m. CST
and he sent his lawyers after the site, and he whined that the scripts were "early drafts." But that's ok because there is more out there and more coming. I am carrying the Torch of Truth right into Lightning City, baby.
April 26, 2006, 12:15 p.m. CST
April 26, 2006, 12:28 p.m. CST
... just kidding ... I hope. He'd be a better Scotty.
April 26, 2006, 12:43 p.m. CST
why can't you watch this movie? just wondering...your post left me curious. oh, and please don't say cause Cruise is a Scientologist or it's a big budget hyped-up blockbuster of a movie. You can say that, but it would just be hilariously predictable.
April 26, 2006, 12:45 p.m. CST
sorry brycemonkey...but I would like to know why quad just really doesn't want to see this. I thought the trailers were pretty geeky and cool.
April 26, 2006, 12:46 p.m. CST
...but now I'm definately going to see it. Can't trust Harry, but Mori is allright by me.
April 26, 2006, 1:21 p.m. CST
Oh come on! That's nitpicky. Was anyone actually confused by the interruption? It was a style choice. Also, you're comparing the significance of a talkback to that of an article. Are they really on equal ground? Also, I'm not getting paid for the talkback, nor do I have an editing staff correcting mistakes I might have made. Actually, I wasn't so much giving Moriarty the business as I was promoting The Elements of Style. In fact, I really enjoyed the article. I've been curious for a while about Moriarty's shifting allegiences to J.J. Abrams and who was lined-up to direct Superman during different years past and Brett Rattner ending up with X-Men and what was I saying?
April 26, 2006, 1:50 p.m. CST
I guess I'm in a sightly pissy fram of mind today... There seems to be too much debate over wether people are allowed to review movies/scripts etc. That and I'm waiting for BIG news rather than waiting to find out the RV sucks balls... Peace.
April 26, 2006, 1:54 p.m. CST
trying to eat lunch, take phone call and post to TB...
April 26, 2006, 2:01 p.m. CST
by Borgnine JR
...to us Moriarty becuz we really don't care THAT much about what you think...about anything.
April 26, 2006, 2:29 p.m. CST
Seriously. What's with the long sloppy blowjob reviews for this movie. Anyone else dubious? And the recent addition of the MI:3 related cartoon graphic in the upper left hand corner? How much cash/swag did they lay on you goons for this kind of velvet gloves treatment?
April 26, 2006, 2:38 p.m. CST
is slowly erroding in the face of my interest in everyone else involved. Dammit.
April 26, 2006, 2:59 p.m. CST
by Sir Loin
BAHAHA...nearly spewed my diet Coke, nice one. I do hope Grunberg's in the Trek movie, though, maybe a badass Starfleet Academy drill sergeant or something.
April 26, 2006, 3:22 p.m. CST
Why can't I watch this movie? Since you ask I'll tell you. Well for starters it's the third installment in a horrible series of movies. Did the first two have all the hype behind them going into the summer blockbuster season? Yes. Did they suck unholy amounts of ass anyway? You better believe it. I'm not a fan of the original anyway, but I really don't see why they keep making sequels to this franchise. Even if this one turns out to be good, I'm not rewarding 'Hollywood' for continuing to opt to shove sequels to terrible movies down our throats. It's cliche but, how about making something original for once? Secondly there's the JJ Abrams factor. He wishes he was a geeky director but I don't buy it. The thought of him taking over Star Trek fills me with dread. Especially after hearing the premise. The guy who didn't know shit about the superman mythos wants to do Trek? Forget about it. Even though I'm a fan of Alias and Lost, I don't credit him with much. Well, ok, he has a great visual style of directing but.. I don't think he can tell a story worth shit. Alias WAS good till he came back from a hiatus from the show and 'rebooted' it, then it all went to shit. And my guess is that he hasn't had much involvement with Lost, I see it as Lindelof's baby, JJ just put his name on it. My understanding is that he hasn't done much since the pilot cause he's been working on M:I3. Finally (here it comes) Tom Cruise is a smug, bat shit crazy egomaniac. Happy?
April 26, 2006, 3:22 p.m. CST
I'll skip it.
April 26, 2006, 3:30 p.m. CST
Doesn't matter how much this site circle jerks this movie, I'm boycoting M:I:3 (notice how much Tom like to fit in all those colons? -apologies to Bill Bahr's writers-). Is it cuz' Tom Cruise is gay and every second he spends in the closet is an insult to the courage it takes average non-famous gays to come out? Is it because the last MI was so horrificly bad I stood up in the theater and yelled "Die you mother fucker!!!" when Tom jumped off a skyscraper? Is it because Tom Cruise plays the same character every single time and has the same range as a ball of tissue paper? Is it because he's in a cult that brainwashes people and extorts their life savings in the name of salvation? Is it because he had 4 other starlets lined up to play the role of his girfriend before Katie Holmes? Is it because one of those was Scarlett Johansen and she took off running, then dropped out of this movie because she was so creeped out? Is it because he made a movie called "Dances With Ninjas" that was a rippoff of Costner's best film? Is it because he's donating 25% of his paycheck to his cult? Is it because he had his pregnancy faked (no pregnent woman's stomach gets bigger then smaller as much as Katies did. And no pregnant woman can still fit into her size 2 jeans at 9 months.)? Is it because he was a little bitch when that guy squirted water at him last year? Is it because of his stupid asshole jock smirk that I want to smack off with a shovel? Yes.
April 26, 2006, 3:35 p.m. CST
Sorry, I have a cold.
April 26, 2006, 3:49 p.m. CST
Posted this before, but again ***SPOILERS*** The movie opens with Ethan Hunt and girlfriend kidnapped by Hoffman's character. Then Hoffman kills her right there at the beginning of the film, and then come the flashbacks to how everything got to that point. So it has a little bit of Bourne Supremacy right there, with a little bit of Lost as well. ***END SPOILERS*** I picked this as one of the top five films of this summer. And for your consideration, if interested in reading the countdown to #1 this summer, read this blog, http://sanidelf.blogspot.com Thanks.
April 26, 2006, 3:54 p.m. CST
My brain just exploded.
April 26, 2006, 3:55 p.m. CST
Very funny smack regarding Tom and his cult..however, it always amazes me that one with so much baggage will once again bring the hammer and dominate the box-office next weekend.
April 26, 2006, 4:25 p.m. CST
you're preaching to the choir at that one, quadrupltree. I'm in the boat of the majority of you that wish they could make original summer blockbusters instead of using these popcorn seasons in "rebuilding" franchises or making the same things. But, since it sounds like you are a fan of Alias or Lost, I'm suprised that you won't give it a chance. Mori spelled it out to you in his review of how he felt the same way, and he loved this movie. Hey, you don't have to see it, but then you will never know, even though it seems that your curiosity is piqued somewhat. Hey, no one will call you a Scientologist if you see it...I promise! I don't understand this Tom Cruise thing. What does his personal life have to do with the movie? Haven't all of you nerds seen War of the Worlds, Minority Report in the past couple of years?
April 26, 2006, 4:46 p.m. CST
However, you can't have X3, Spidey3 and Superman all up there. At least 1 'comic' movie is going to tank and tank hard. Personally I think it will be Supes but that's just a guess. Looks (even ignoring the Harry review) that MI:3 has pulled it (finally) out of the bag. DaVinci Code will do well as (for some reason I can't fathom) people line up round the block for Howard/Hanks movies. Anyway, not all of these can be winners, can they?
April 26, 2006, 5:14 p.m. CST
...is often the best thing on this site. Sure, he added some caveats in his merciless review (as he always does, in case the film becomes embraced by geeks), but that was a savage review. Read it again. It isn't "There's some great stuff, and some terrible stuff." "It's, "This script is embrassingly bad, random, out of the mythology, ludicrous, etc...but there are some parts where they retread stuff about the superman we all know and love that are good." Please. Don't be so embarassed about hating on Abrams now that he is going to be a player with a good movie under his belt. It's okay. You and Harry got him kicked off of Superman, and now you want to play nice. Don't be a pussy, embrace your true feelings!
April 26, 2006, 6:15 p.m. CST
by Some Dude
So much for that normal life that Ethan Hunt wanted. Anyone?
April 26, 2006, 6:21 p.m. CST
by Deadwood Dan
...actually, like many, the fact that it's the director of that fantastic 'Lost' pilot already makes it more interesting than anything else in May.
April 26, 2006, 6:23 p.m. CST
OK, here's my view. Mori is a great reviewer. Much as I love Harry's rabid delirious ranting reviews of stuff he likes and gruff four-paragraphers when he's really disappointed, I personally find Mori the more balanced reviewer, and am more prone to agreeing with his opinion in general. I think he's generally pretty careful to point out the good when he sees the bad as well. I don't give a ahit about his credentials, the man can write. The amount of Harry-bashing and Mori-bashing going on in the talkbacks is hilarious though, and necessary, lest the two of them get too complacent (and no, I don't consider they have yet.) Worth remembering that without the 2 of them, the 50 or so of us that always seem to post wouldn't fucking be here with the opportunity to bleat at each other about how Lucas sucks devil dick, why Singer's homosexual mindset will make Superman mince that little bit harder, why X3 will suck cos Wolverine's suit still isn't yellow, why Whedon is god cos he wasn't popular at school either and he still made good in the world, and finally why Ford is too old to play a character that has no specific age requirement anyway. Where would be if we weren't here spreading our shit? I don't know...Congress? Okay
April 26, 2006, 6:37 p.m. CST
DO I have time to read all that? Sheeeeeesh keep it simple shhhhh
April 26, 2006, 6:56 p.m. CST
His written words can't we?. His opinions aren't just opinions they are his job description just as is any editorial writer ,so yes, we can and will and should bash or praise Mori on his writing. Besides I don't need a fuckwit telling me or anyone else what we should be able to do or not to do.
April 26, 2006, 7:27 p.m. CST
animation in the corner that these guys were going to give glowing reviews to this movie. Have you guys seen the reactions that lame trailer gets in theaters? Also, who was the comedian who did a great joke about people in movies "riding the explosion?" Seeing my favorite Operating Thetan surfing that expanding fireball (again!) into the car always reminds me of that. Seriously, once a bit has been ridiculed like that, you don't want to do it again.
April 26, 2006, 9:01 p.m. CST
April 26, 2006, 10:16 p.m. CST
he gets his powers from the suit. he flies around in the suit when he's a little kid. full-sized suit, little kid. Jor-El travels to Earth and tells the Kents what's going to happen, gives them the suit years before. There are all kinds of Kryptonians flying around and, oh yeah, Krypton never blows up. Lex Luthor is secretly from Krypton. Moriarty doesn't quote the part where he writes "I... I... sweet God, I hate this script." It doesn't get any dumber folks. It's a worse screenplay than Batman Begins. Abrams will always be the guy who tried to royally fuck up Superman. Thank Rao he never got the chance.
April 26, 2006, 11:27 p.m. CST
by Virtual Satyr
April 26, 2006, 11:28 p.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
How dare you misquote my favorite movie of all time. Or you were being ironic. Whatever. Great review. Can't wait.
April 26, 2006, 11:58 p.m. CST
For Christ's sake does anyone really care what this midget fuck does with his spare time or what he worships? Its like saying you won't see a Woody Allen movie because he's Jewish. Or watch a Spike Lee movie because he's a hypocritical prick. Anyways I may hate Liberals, but that doesn't keep me from seeing movies they're in. Otherwise I'd never see movies, and you know what, I fucking like to watch movies. So God damnit I want to see MI:3 and Superman Returns, even if they're starring a brainwashed dwarf and directed by a guy who bats for the other team. I could give two fucks what they do with their free time, movies are for escapism, I've got enough problems in life without worrying about if Jennifer Aniston is getting donkey punched by Vince Vaughan or Brad Pitt this week. Also for anyone in America who is following Tom and Katie, or any other celebrity "couple", FUCKING QUIT! Everyone who has an actual life, job, and family are sick to death of hearing about celebrities, their problems, their fuck buddies, their therapy, their fucking divorces, and their offspirng who bear fucked up names that will forever brand them as fucking celebrity brats. In essence my post can be summed up as: QUIT BEING A FUCKING IDIOT. That is all.
April 27, 2006, 12:05 a.m. CST
by Lenny Nero
...he tries to thrust them upon us. That's why I don't like loud outspoken members of any religion/cult who give me a hard time for living my life.
April 27, 2006, 12:34 a.m. CST
by Serious Black
Ahhh. It seems like only yesterday...
April 27, 2006, 1:30 a.m. CST
did Tom Cruise just say I should not take pills to deal with my depression? That fucking asshole has no right to fucking tell me what to do! Fuck him and his beliefs! You know what? I'm going to hit him where it counts the most....I'm not going to go to the AMC to see Mission Impossible 3 this weekend. That will teach him to shut his big mouth about his fucking beliefs that keep seeping into my brain and make me think about things! Stop telling me what to do Cruise!
April 27, 2006, 4:07 a.m. CST
MI:3 will be an absolute work of genius. In fact I didn't sit "through" Silent Hill. I went outside for a smoke and came back in and didn't miss a fucking thing. Afterwards somebody said to me "well you didn't play the game" to which I replied "I didn't see any fucking controlers in the theater". He didn't laugh. I wasn't laughing either. Bring on the MI:3!!!
April 27, 2006, 7:05 a.m. CST
but I care if he tries to censor south park, make money for the shadiest cult on earth, or preach his anti-psych babble in live TV, which sadly, is only effective on the people who -need- psych services to begin with. So yeah. http://www.boycottmi3.com . Nuff said.
April 27, 2006, 8:42 a.m. CST
what a complete waste of time...yes, Tommy is a kook...but this film will crush at the box office if we like him or not...advance word even outside of AICN has been good
April 27, 2006, 1:47 p.m. CST
The reviews sent in not only hated it, but thought 24 wouldn't even last the whole first season. Great call that was. I'm torn on this one...reviews great so far, great cast, and big fan of Abrams and Giacchino...but I hate to plunk down my eight bucks for anything Cruise is involved with.
April 29, 2006, 3:56 p.m. CST
Gave this movie three stars. Said it was good but could have been greater and said PSH was chilling. They fact that they gave the film three stars is suprising. The Hype suggests one thing the reality is possibly another. While this film while may not stink it may not be too spectacular. It seems like an episode of Alias written for tom cruise. I will see this next week and let you all know what i thought then.
April 30, 2006, 7:36 p.m. CST
When I enter J.J. Abrams' name into IMDB, his multiple credits as creator/writer/producer/director/composer for hit franchise TV shows like Alias, Lost and Felicity pop up as well as his screenwriting credits for films like Armageddon, Joy Ride, and Regarding Henry among others. When I enter Drew McWeeny into the IMDB I discover that he has been working on (for years..) the hotly anticipated sequel to the multi-thousand dollar blockbuster Mortal Kombat 2, well as two other films (Invasion, Race With the Devil) that read like watered down versions of better movies- or films that were simply stitched together from the product of his unfocused daydreaming during screenings of films he was reviewing for AICN. (like maybe Joy Ride?) This entire article is a joke- he barely has anything to do with MI:3. Rather it is a rebuttal in a one-sided feud that Abrams probably isn't even aware of being the object of -since he's too busy writing, getting paid for what he writes, and seeing his work produced. It is really sad that AICN has sunk so far that they have to invent shit like this and call it news. And these AICN guys will always have a hot nut for people that are actually in the industry- working professional writers- this is because, unlike other mediums, once you read a screenplay- you write an article about it- so you are using the same tools essentially.You can't tell me these guys running this site would rather be turning in that script for next summer's blockbuster film instead of writing one annoyingly venomous movie review after another for a backwater movie site whose existence only a select group of cultish cinegeeks are even aware of. Also, I was glad to see Harry's pet project John Carter of Mars was shitcanned again- it's KARMA!
May 2, 2006, 1:08 p.m. CST
GAH!!! I don't want to read about Superman in a damn MI3 review. This is NOT the summer of Superman for everyone - BELIEVE THAT!!
May 2, 2006, 1:11 p.m. CST
...the novel length pre-amble ruined it for me. I give up.