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CLOVERFIELD 'Furious' poster plus some NYC street shooting pics!!!

Published at: Aug. 1, 2007, 3:03 a.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with your weekly dose of Cloverfield stuff. Maybe it’s just me, but I think of all the rumored names are interesting, but for some reason I like just calling it CLOVERFIELD. Looks like Harry might have been on to something in his post here because I was sent the below poster from a pretty high-level spy. Click to make it bigger, baby.

Harry had it slightly off… it’s Furious and not Ferocious, but pretty damn close, yeah? We already know there are “Monstrous” versions of the poster going around. Food for thought… But if you want more, check this out! The film is shooting in New York currently, under the name CHEESE. That working title wasn’t enough to shake off our loyal NY spies. Below find a stream-of-consciousness report from the set-stumbler as well as some pics of the havoc in the streets!

Right now at the corner of Orchard and Stanton... coming upon it, the whole thing really looked like a genuine accident... except, there were people standing around pretty close, and then I noticed they were holding signs saying "Clovefield ("Cheese")" Here's pictures from just a few minutes ago... destruction ravaging poor Orchard Street in the Lower East Side. Definitely a challenge setting this up at sunset in this area and there's lots of tension trying to keep the curious back. Everyone coming up is hitting their phones saying "Oh God... coming up on a horrible accident." It's still not even clear until you get close... just a feeling of dread hanging over things. "It's some kind of holocaust..." says a restaurant worker nearby, sounding a bit perturbed... "a holocaust movie. It's called 'Today's the Day.'" Uh... no. The taxi's left blinker is on now... the crew is starting to tell people it will be "dangerous" to stay too close. Shoot is starting.... If you use it, call me... Elsegundo






Thanks for the report! Down the rabbit hole we go, further and further, eh squirts? Curiouser and curiouser… -Quint quint@aintitcool.com



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  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Overnight

    by BlackIronPrison

    is that the real title?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Man there better be some payback for all this..

    by Aloy

    ..or do we get another "Snakes on a Plane"?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:14 a.m. CST

    I know...maybe.

    by kalhell1

    The posters going around say "Monstrous" and "Furious" are not the title but a series of adjectives. I'll bet we'll se more variations. We won't see the title for awhile.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:15 a.m. CST

    "It's some kind of holocaust..."

    by newc0253

    yep, that looks like an apocalypse-type set to me.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:21 a.m. CST

    The other poster has TERRIFYING on it

    by LeckoManiac

    Stop by the ZONE Quint. Our very own Bastard_robo got it from the PARAMOUNT panel. So: Monstrous Furious Terrifying

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:21 a.m. CST

    1-18-08

    by M0riarty

    A device is found...

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:24 a.m. CST

    kalhell1

    by ScamsAndFlams

    Did you figure that out on your own or did you have a global think tank of nuclear scientists helping you?<br><br>Anyway it's not a new image so who cares? I think this marketing effort will backfire, though I love Abrams and want to see this film.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:25 a.m. CST

    I hope that the tone of the actual film

    by cromwell1666

    mirrors the tone of the teaser. If there is a Will Smith type character who says stuff like "OH NO YOU DIDN'T JUST DO THAT!!" and then in anger confronts the beast in the streets yelling "OK, man, you want this city, you gonna have to go through me fist, son! Thats right! I'm ready!" Then its gonna suck. If its filmed in a way that shows how actual people might behave in the situation, what the monster is may ultimately be secondary.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:28 a.m. CST

    The next poster reads "SMURFALICIOUS"

    by cromwell1666

    and then comes "SASSY"

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:30 a.m. CST

    maybe its a remake

    by tnt23789

    of the korean movie 'the host'??/

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:33 a.m. CST

    the clawson the statue

    by BrightEyes

    so its a three clawed monster?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:45 a.m. CST

    Three claws??

    by Darth Hidious

    Its a giant sloth!!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:49 a.m. CST

    You know what a good title for this movie would be?

    by TheNorthlander

    Viral.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:50 a.m. CST

    You can see its path in the water

    by cromwell1666

    So whatever it was did swim or walk through the the water.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:52 a.m. CST

    Aloy

    by TheNorthlander

    I didn't see Snakes on a Plane yet. Was it any crap?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:53 a.m. CST

    JUST NAME THE GODDAMNED MOVIE ALREADY!! ITS GETTIN OLD!

    by TallBoy66

    "Oooh, look at us, we're being so cryptic and special and shit. Wowzers, be wowed!!!" I was floored by the trailer like anybody else but, sweet fuckin jesus, enough already. This is taking the fun out of it and becoming lame.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:55 a.m. CST

    What if its not something viral?

    by cromwell1666

    Then it would be silly.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Tagline?

    by Dersu

    I'm assuming it's a tagline. "Monstrous," "Furious," and then maybe a third thing, like "Ferocious" or something in that area, and then perhaps the title. Anyway, it's fun to try and piece it together. Ditto for the marketing for "The Dark Knight." I wonder if the puzzle and mystery-oriented marketing will end up being ultimately more fun than the actual movies? I hope not, but we'll see.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:58 a.m. CST

    they have no respect for 9-11

    by CQuest

    fuck these guys. ooh ooh it happened a few years ago, get over it, right? RIGHT? all those americans died, the towers gone, the numbers 9-11-01 etched into our minds permenantly....so they wait 6 years. 6 short years to go and prey on our thoughts about 9-11 with this poster. its tacky as FUCK yall. its preying on our emotions. fuck these guys.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:58 a.m. CST

    WHAT KINDA CHEESE?

    by THE KNIGHT

    Sweedish?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Monstrous, Furious, Handsome

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Handsome is the third poster word. Just because you are a landmark destroying monster does not mean you can't also be a dreamboat.<p<Just you wait...

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4 a.m. CST

    The best title in my opinion---

    by cromwell1666

    Would be 1-18-08. It would be unique and intriguing without being revealingly descriptive. Thats my choice "1-18-08"

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:01 a.m. CST

    CHEESE

    by thinboyslim.

    just like in the thought bubble on the slusho site, bet the next shoot will have codename "Cloverfield Oven Mit" It's not a remake JJ already said its an original creation, a monster that can be identified with NY/US like Godzilla is for Japan.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:05 a.m. CST

    CQuest

    by thinboyslim.

    Don't think you should be yelling at a movie poster mate, better off yelling at your FUBAR government.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:06 a.m. CST

    The last poster will read

    by cromwell1666

    "Married....not Dead"

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:08 a.m. CST

    yea i hate our govt too but shit

    by CQuest

    the fuck am i gonna do. one slacker with a computer who likes chocolate chip cookies against... SUITS. boo hoo me.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:08 a.m. CST

    the same poster with a new title?

    by BadMrWonka

    man, I was hoping they'd have three seperate posters...<p>and by the way, those pics, and sending them to AICN, has GOT to part of the campaign. think about it, if you saw them filming outside your apartment, and you got clear pictures, wouldn't you write some DEFINITE, CLEAR info about what you witnessed? not a random jumble of words with phrases like "feeling of dread hanging over things", etc.<p>that's cheesy as hell. what nerd gets these photos and writes the above in an e-mail to AICN? no concrete details, just ominous, cryptic gibberish. it's perfect for this campaign!<p>not saying I mind, I'm just saying...but if it's someone that Quint has dealt with before, maybe it's real. but I doubt it. what say you, Quint? this photog that's able to get 10 feet from action on the most guarded set in america...then gives, well, zero real info, but speaks in exactly the same mysterious tone of the marketing campaign...is he, you know...tested?<p>god, I love this. so much fun! Cloverfield has got my ticket no matter what, at this point.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Is everyone gonna be upset when they see its

    by cromwell1666

    a giant oven mit attacking NYC with swiss cheese?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:11 a.m. CST

    I second ya cromwell...

    by UltimaRex

    I think 1-18-08 is the title. So, will it be released at midnight 1-17-08/1-18-08 where ever you are or midnight 1-17-08/1-18-08 New York time worldwide?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Peter Jackson for JLA!

    by UltimaRex

    Almost forgot.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Cloverfield

    by FILMFUNK

    Is in fact the better title. 1-18-08 is better too. Hope these are just tease words because they don't work as titles. Why Cloverfield anyway? have one of the characters named that or an operation 'Cloverfield' or sum such because going for the Obvious Monstro! title doesn't fit. Also it does smack of a US version of The Host (which was quite good) but maybee with a bigger fish thing with claws? who knows this Abrahams dude sure knows how to stir the shit!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:12 a.m. CST

    really i wish more posters would show outrage

    by CQuest

    then we can maybe stop this kinda shit. or maybe people secretly are bored with their lives and WANT some more movie type shit like 9-11 to happen, so they can be stuck somewhere and save the pretty girl from terrorists or some shit. THIS AINT A MOVIE U FUCKERS!! be pissed about that poster the same way we were all pissed about hostel 2.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:14 a.m. CST

    I Got IT!!!

    by Darth Hidious

    There is a scene where someone shouts "Wheres Jason" Its all coming together, its TALOS come back for revenge!!!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:15 a.m. CST

    cquest

    by cromwell1666

    I see what you mean, but why not criticize films depicting college age psychos holding guns because of Virginia Tech, or any film witha dramatic depiction of a natural disaster becase of Katrina. If anything, a film like this will just make people assoicate the act of a fictional monster with the act perpetrated by actual monsters 6 years ago.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:17 a.m. CST

    The ridiculous secrecy is becoming passe pretty quickly

    by IndustryKiller!

    And, at least with me, they are running the risk of making me simply not care. I'm not going to jump through hoops simply so I can be anticipating a fucking movie. Show me what exactly the fucking movie is about, the title, and let me be on my way. By the time they actually reveal all the speculation will have run so rampant that the whole thing will be old and no one will even give a shit anymore. Im starting to think they are playing coy simply because they don't even really know how it's going to turn out. And before you say "well thats just people bitching in the new age of constant spoilers" you would be wrong. I think its pretty fair to know the title of a movie that is being beaten into your head as something that must be looked forward to. I don't think that and a definitive premise is all that much to ask.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:21 a.m. CST

    Ray Gamma

    by Ray Gamma

    What a shame all this hype is just for a new monster movie. Next...

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Van Buren

    by Ray Gamma

    If it's you who's making this movie, why not take a thought about all these comments instead of popping veins in your temples. People are bored of dumb monster movies. Do you hear? It doesn't matter how 'photorealistic' the effects are. The 'monster' movie is simply too dumb to be culturally important nowadays, it's just boring, because we're all overfed with this kind of crap. </P> <P> Give us something that we can actually emotionally care about, some kind of brain-blowing story which happens to require great effects to convey it. Then people will really love your movie. 'Godzilla 5' or whatever you're making, is simply not needed, no matter how 'good' your visuals are.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:29 a.m. CST

    I for one

    by cromwell1666

    will always want to see a new take on a gigantic monster movie.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:30 a.m. CST

    more like NONSENSE

    by barnaby jones

    Enough already. Love that poster though.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:34 a.m. CST

    not the title !

    by kageru

    like some of you said , i also think this is NOT the final title, but "Furoius" "monstrous" ways to describe the monster perhaps.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Monstrous.....Furious........Halitosis

    by cromwell1666

    1-18-08

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Northlander

    by Aloy

    Snakes on a Plane was fun as a renter but it didn't live up to the huge hype that it tried to generate with the internet crowd (who stayed home when it debuted). JJ Abrams is a pretty savvy guy so let's see if he can work past this as it's virtually the same crowd he's playing to.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Bored of Cloverfield already

    by Franco Begbie

    I guess sometimes drip-drip viral marketing has the effect of whipping everyone into a frenzy about a movie, and other times you just get bored of hearing about it before it's even wrapped.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:49 a.m. CST

    More cheese, Gromit?

    by kaptron

    I knew it! It's a live action adaptation of Curse of the Were-rabbit. Awesome.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Read somewhere that..

    by BlackIronPrison

    "Overnight" appears to be the real title. Maybe. I could honestly care less. J.J. doesn't impress me so far. Don't get me wrong, i fucking love Lost, but MI3 was a ginormous bore.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Couldn't care less

    by BlackIronPrison

    I'm an idiot.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:56 a.m. CST

    All You Fabulous Talkbackers!

    by Darth Hidious

    Look it has been stated that this is a 'NEW' creation and wants to be recognised as an American monster (as one doesnt exist) like Japan has there very own Godzillla, JJ Abrams wanted to create something that is USA born and bred!! Something new and exciting which could spawn a whole new series of movies, toys and all sorts of merchandise. So it instantly dismisses any remakes or excisting creations such as Godzilla, Voltron or any of the ideas suggested by yourselves in previous talkbacks. As I have said before why dont everybody just enjoy the ride and not get so involved that it ruins the movie for you! Its a Monster movie and thats it, everybody loves a good monster movie!! Hopefully it will be a new and improved monster movie, after all how bad do we need a fresh idea after all the recent influx of REMAKES!! And a lot of bad ones at that!! Yeah its great to bring back to life something like 'Transformers' what with all the new technology and its great for kids who never got to see it before. But come on, its time for something NEW! The clues and hidden sites are not meant to be found, otherwise its no fun! JJ and Paramount will have all the angles covered otherwise it will just ruin the BIG reveal! The teaser is great, the posters are great so lets just have some fun until more info is revealed, SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE HYPE!!! Thats what its for! :)

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Cthulhu

    by TheRedRightHand

    The less and less it looks like a Cthulhu project, the less and less I'm caring.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:02 a.m. CST

    HEROES SEASON 2 TRAILER

    by LittleDudes

    OH YEAH http://tinyurl.com/2e5c7u

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:09 a.m. CST

    Wait! Here's the actual definitive poster

    by The Curious Dr Humpp

    http://tinyurl.com/28fhn5

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:11 a.m. CST

    heroes 2 trailer

    by thinboyslim.

    worst quality trailer ever!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Jewpocalypse Now

    by Chiziola79

    DAMN YOU STEVEN SPIELBERG

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:14 a.m. CST

    And here's where to go

    by The Curious Dr Humpp

    if you want to have a go yourself ;-) http://tinyurl.com/32qpom

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:20 a.m. CST

    That Leaked Poster Ruined The Big Reveal At Comic Con

    by CBlevins

    That grainy "Monstrous" headless SOL poster that was leaked last week by that greedy stall vendor at Frank And Sons stole some major studio and ARG thunder from what was supposed to be the big (official poster)reveal at the Comic Con. When JJ pointed skyward to the "new" poster.....it was a yawn and people were disappointed. This is old news. Maybe that's why he refused to release the film's title? Overnight....yeah right.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Wouldn't it be funny...

    by cornponious

    ...if the guy who said the title is "Today's the Day" was actually right?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Cheese??? Teh fuck????

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    You mean cheese like in SPEED 3 - CRUISE CONTROL PART II

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:33 a.m. CST

    They could call it...

    by BlackIronPrison

    "Overhyped" maybe. Seriously though, besides that kinda cool trailer, what does this thing realy have going for it? Anyone? If you say Cthulhu, I'd love to believe you. That would get me a tad more curious.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:35 a.m. CST

    It's a GIANT Monster!

    by Dr.Zeus

    .....How bad could it be?!?!? At least that's the question I ask myself. But after seeing those clawmarks, and that hop, skip, and a jump through the buildings. I'm gonna be pissed if it turns out to be BARNEY the Dinosaur!!! :[

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:36 a.m. CST

    jesus, that Heroes trailer gave me a fucking headache.

    by samsquanch

    Next time, don't bother.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:42 a.m. CST

    American Monster

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    This would be a good title because a) it is apparently about some kind of 'monster' (gender and sexual preference yet to be determined), and b) Americans love films with 'American' in the title (as a reminder of the American-ness of the country in which they live). Also, Mr Abrams has hinted that this monster is officially an American, either by birth or the naturalisation process. Me, I hope it is the latter. I would enjoy a film about a giant, handsome monster that wrecks up the place and then applies for citizenship. "Look at the big dumb monster," we would all say, and then we would chuckle as he took that test where you have to name all the presidents, possibly breaking his pencil in the process (on account of his monstrous size). The film will end with our colossal hero getting a job at 7-11. It's the American dream!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:50 a.m. CST

    The next poster should be titled 'Pretentious'

    by KillaKane

    Mabe it's alluding to the poor saps strung along with this cryptic viral campaign; getting 'monstrously pissed off'

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Hooplah

    by cromwell1666

    Imagine someone finding out about all this stuff just now. they'd be like "What's all the Hooplah?"

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:04 a.m. CST

    monstrous, furious, hilarious

    by in the future there wont be men and women only wankers

    the monster is actually a giant mutated jerry lee from K9. he witnesses the murder of his master and sets about new york until he gets his man. initially hampered by his inability to communicate with james belushi, chaos and hilarity ensue as this odd couple start to bond. watch out for the giant jerry lee trying to hump the empire state building! this is going to be a corker!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:07 a.m. CST

    so do we already know that....

    by somewhere else

    the pictures on the 1-18-08.com site can be flipped over and there's writing on the backs of a couple of them? if so, i'm a little behind on that one, seeing as i just now figured it out...

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Title investigations...

    by BlackIronPrison

    http://tinyurl.com/2tx82t

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:08 a.m. CST

    9-11: THEY'RE BACK!

    by CQuest

    and this time.....they are coming for YOU, cracka!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:11 a.m. CST

    SPTBR11:NY--->IT ALL FALLS DOWN!

    by CQuest

    a new movie by JJ Faglsby chronicles what if they came back and were prepared this time! relive the horror of 9-11 all over again! Watch as the statue of liberty comes crashing down before your eyes! Good golly terrorism aint never been this fun!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Cloverfieled is Soylent Green!

    by King_Knut

    Soylent Green is people!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:22 a.m. CST

    GASEOUS

    by posbasso

    could be the Farting Preacher...

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Yet ANOTHER ONE, exclusive posted

    by CQuest

    tinypic.com/54nrm7k.jpg

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:33 a.m. CST

    I thought that was the poster for "Monstrous"

    by Yeti

    Or have the added the "footprint" in the water?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Just leave it untitled, it'll be frakn awesome anyway

    by couP

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Wow! Cthulhu beatin' the SHIT out of Voltron!

    by Abin Sur

    And on the island of Manhattan...this SO has my ticket money.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:46 a.m. CST

    Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous.

    by The Inspector

    GREMLINS 3: BATCH NEWER

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Voltron is coming to stay overnight?

    by emp

    I am so confused. The poster shows wolverine's trademark claws on the Statue of Liberty's back. Are Voltron and Wolverine in some form of co-op? And since Halo 3 will have 4 player co-op online, might there be a chance that Master Chief has a cameo in the movie? Will he remove his gear to reveal Shia LaBeouf wearing a "Han shot first" t-shirt? Please explain.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:50 a.m. CST

    It's volt

    by accabwew

    aire!!!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Look at the two skyscrapers...

    by Abin Sur

    ...across from the Statue of Liberty; the damage is primarily to the lower portions of the structures. What kind of monster has such big, pre-lipo Star Jones hips?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:58 a.m. CST

    A Giant Rat?

    by RoboticShaman

    You know, someone was around a day or two ago saying that the creature was a giant rat, and I'm beginning to wonder if that's not the case. Witness: 1) The monster has been implied to be something that consumes several slushos and grows abnormally large; 2) NYC is famous for its rats, they're practically a mascot, and if JJ wants to have an iconic, American monster destroy an iconic American city, what better than that city's mascot?; 3) The three claw marks could easily be rat claws; and 4), now we find out the fucking thing is shooting under the name "Cheese"? If it's not a rat, there's some major misdirection going on.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 7 a.m. CST

    Abin Sur

    by RoboticShaman

    Hey, a giant fucking rat (GFR, patent pending) has wide ass hips like the ones that may have carved up those buildings.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Anyone notice the 1-18-08 url doesn't start with a 0?

    by accabwew

    For the single digit month value like it does for the single eight year value? That's because it's also a little ascii picture of the monster! It has two faces! The top face is all screaming, and the middle one is all smug and condescending, like "Oh, i am so gonna tear this town apart!!!" Oh! Heh! Almost forgot!... Go Voltron!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Oh, and by the way,

    by RoboticShaman

    I don't really dig the idea of a giant rat. Just for the record.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Is this a RAMPAGE video game adaptation?

    by Prague23

    You know, where the big monkey and lizard creature and big werewolf attack the city and stuff? Cuz that would be cool.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 7:15 a.m. CST

    hope the bigwigs are listening.

    by fireclown

    I dig a good ARG, I really do. And I'm enjoying this one. An interesting thing about this phenomenon is that the movie is kind of like a rorsach blot. Movie nerds are projecting what they want onto this blank slate. This provides a magnificant opportunity for studio exec types to do some serious market research. The main themes here seem to be a Cthulhu movie or General Man In Suit movie. The movie itself may have nothing to do with either of these ideas whatsoever. For all any of us know it could be a romantic comedy with a GENIUS publicity campaign. However it is my humble opinion that we have shown that a big ass serious Lovecraft film done with a straight face would be much welcomed by talkbackers. And talkbackers buy movie tickets.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Creature has been referred to as "The Parasite" ...

    by squidman

    So, maybe the words, "Monstrous" and "Furious" are describing the overall attitude of humankind now. The Parasite, in turn, feeds off our negativity and grows stronger. I know, I know ... Ghostbusters 2, but still worth a thought? Maybe not.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Yes fireclown!!

    by BlackIronPrison

    A big ass serious Lovecraft film would be much welcomed by me. Though I'd prefer it not be made by Guillermo Del Toro. He's a total goober!!!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Amazing...

    by Mal Carne

    How the usual gang here is so busy trying to prove how cool they are to each other by either running down a movie no one has seen or coming up with idiotic spoofs.<p> <p> Has anyone ever tried explaining to y'all that Comic Book Guy is not a role model?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 7:40 a.m. CST

    That is what the AICN talkback is all about, Mal Carne

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Come on and join in!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Mal Carne...

    by Abin Sur

    WORST. TALKBACKER. EVER. Just kiddin' with ya, man. ;)

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Peter Jackson for JLA!

    by UltimaRex

    Just for you, Mal Carne.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Peter Jackson for JLA!

    by UltimaRex

    And of course, what happens twice happens thrice.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:07 a.m. CST

    I'm over it

    by Nightwood

    Terrific trailer, and now this extended peek-a-boo bullshit has made my interest go cold. Abrams's pay-offs never, ever equal his build-ups. I'll go see any film about a giant monster filmed cinema verite, but enough already. It's just a fucking monster movie.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:18 a.m. CST

    RE: 1-18-08.com photo maniuplation

    by TheGreatPumpkin

    Okay so you can flip them over. The photo with the most info is signed by Jamie, and in the top right the names of the people in the photo are listed in the order they show up on the front of the photo (left to right). Luckily, the first two names there are last names. Makes the girl in the photo "Jamie Lascano", who just happens to be a real (?) person with a MySpace page. <br>http://www.myspace.com/jamielascano

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Harry's dream poster would read...

    by Kid Z

    ..."Man In Suit!" His dream title? ... "Suitmation"

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Flavors Section on the Slusho site

    by Marlow

    Has anyone figured out what to do on this page yet? It seems to be some kind of puzzle, maybe. I've tried various combinations of flavors and mixed them but nothing is happening.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:23 a.m. CST

    I like Cloverfield as a title...

    by Kid Z

    ... It just somehow works for this project... doesn't give too much away, sort of creates a mystery. Maybe it could end up being the last name of the guy holding the shaky, hand-held video camera that is the apparent P.O.V. of the film.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:26 a.m. CST

    FIRST!

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    put that in your Huffle and Puff it.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:31 a.m. CST

    The deep sea ingredient for Slusho....

    by Marlow

    seems to be some kind of glowing flower......you add the other flavors to it. Hmmmmmm

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Don't believe the hype

    by Rupee88

    A rap burgler, false media We don't need it do we? It's fake that's what it be to 'ya, dig me? Don't believe the hype...

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:34 a.m. CST

    maybe it's a new american Godzilla movie.

    by Datascream

    yeah...wouldn't that be great. (/end sarcasm)

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST

    The Octopus on the History page of Slusho...

    by Marlow

    is now thinking about a "hammer"......if this is old news then sorry!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:40 a.m. CST

    adios shirt

    by atomic_robo_kid

    rob has a myspace too, and he has a pic that another character has commented on, pointing out that he's wearing his "favorite shirt." it's a shirt with a banner that says "adios" with two kneeling skeletons praying or begging and looking up towards the sky. don't know to what degree that's intentional or not, but either way, it's hilarious.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:40 a.m. CST

    It the Cheese Man from Buffy

    by TheBloop

    The one on "restless". He got a hold of Hank Pym's Giant Man formula and it now 200 feet tall, and the cheese grew with him. The next poster will say "BOOTYLICIOUS" by the way

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:56 a.m. CST

    MUENSTER: THE MOVIE

    by Roguewriter

    Either that, or it's the character Cheese from FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS. "I pooted," indeed. Bring it on, JJ!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Cloverfield? where's the name from ?

    by drewski37

    Isn't this the same man who brought us the american godzilla flop ? i think its a remake/revision of two-million miles to earth!... the return of the YMIR! THIS MOVIE BETTER HAVE ONE HELL OF A MONEY SHOT WITH ALL THE games their playing trying to get us hooked into it......

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    "cashing in on 9-11"

    by dr sauch

    Actually, i think that 9-11 cashed in on movies like "independance day". that was very tasteless of 9-11. and to do so so soon after ID. Tsk Tsk. You moron.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    IT's The SAME POSTER?!!!! WTF!! WHO CARES!?

    by StrokerX

    That's retarded that they just change the words at the top....Flipping retarded....and boring.<p> I was cool with this whole secret thing.<p> But changing the word at the top of a poster is BOOORRIIINGGG!<p> atleast give us new posters. and if it's a rat....it better be one cool muthertruckin rat....but I'd much rather have 3 apocolyptic beasts battling it out....i'm feeling like i'm going to be let down now.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Yawn

    by Ray Gamma

    If it's going to be an iconic "all-American" monster, then it has to be a rare 500-foot quarterpounder with cheese. </P> <P> Maybe it gives everyone in New York a runny botty.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:18 a.m. CST

    1-18-08.com Pics

    by Psyburn2974

    Has anyone else noticed that, when looking at the back of the pics with writing on the back, if you change your viewing angle various smudges appear in specific locations. Look at the "Love, Jamie" writing. "Lascano, Platt and Robbie" has a smear/smudge/something across it. Also, the words "and wide!!!" has something else written/smudged behind it too. On the "Don't forget who takes care of you!" pick, changing your viewing angle will make parts of the letters fade out (or get darker possibly). Any thoughts?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Last talkback....

    by Dr.Opticus

    I submitted that it's an ocean dwelling creature that can produce earthquakes and hates statues of humans like that of the greek colossus that was destroyed by an earthquake. Maybe the story will start with the destruction of the colossus and surrounding towns by proxy of the beast return to the ocean cut to present day the fall of statue of liberty/ny I know its loose but its all I got

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Are our lives so empty?!

    by Nadine_Cross

    I know mine is.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:35 a.m. CST

    The same poster! Woopadeedoo!!!

    by jimmy_009

    Boy these assholes sure know how to get under my skin and make me NOT want to see this movie.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    PLEASE read the talkbacks before posting

    by The_Boo

    the last three talkbacks for this movie have the same info repeated over and over cause people can't bother to read through before posting something. That why this whole thing has become so tiresome. How much info can you really expect to get on a movie that doesn't come out for 5 months and is still shooting. There will be more, but do you really want to blow your wad before the movie even opens? I'm still intrigued by this movie and the marketing leading up to it. But if one more person posts a big revelation about flipping the photos (which at this point we've known about for nearly a week) I'm gonna stab someone!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    The monster is a product of climate change!

    by BenBraddock

    Or not. Might be, might not.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST

    The ARG for this film is all over guys!

    by CBlevins

    If anyone cares, today is Wednesday and the Frank and Son place is open -- you can make a road trip there and tell that asshat vendor who leaked the poster how grateful you are that now that JJ has made the ARG toast. Thanks a lot, asshat! [url]http://www.fs-collectibles.com/[/url] [url]http://www.fs-collectibles.com/fs_movie.htm[/url]

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Yawn.........

    by Tiki-421

    The only thing that could save this is giant luchadores.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Helloooo....people...SLUSHO SITE IS UPDATED

    by Marlow

    is no one bothered that the Slusho shop is now open, as well as the Flavors section, new music for each section and now the jellyfish is thinking about a "hammer"!..............*starts bleeding from the nose*

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:47 a.m. CST

    it's..."Garfield Takes Manhattan"

    by future help

    with Bill Murray voicing. and what's worse, Genna Davis and Stuart Little somehow save the day. (sorry, im very tired)

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    the "Cloverfield" title.....

    by movieman742

    Cloverfield is the name of the street in LA that Abrams has some offices on. It was in Entertainment Weekly.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    LETS ASK JJ IF THIS MOVIE WILL SCARE THE SHIT OUTTA ME

    by Dr.Opticus

    YEAH BOYEEE!!!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    F E R G A L I C I O U S

    by dekionplexis

    Her floss-san knows no bounds.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST

    MRX67....care to enlighten us...

    by Marlow

    all and tell us which is the correct board we should be posting on. I didn't realise there was some kind of rule about the correct board everyone should post too........bell-end!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Enough already, Abrams

    by Mr Incredible

    This is bad as everyone speculating on LOST. Film the damn thing, release it and get it over with.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    MRX67 we meet again!!

    by Darth Hidious

    Trust me, If money can be made from an evil monster, they WILL sell it!!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10 a.m. CST

    <p>

    by lost.rules

    F<p>U<p>R<p>I<p>O<p>U<p>S

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Cheese is a good name for this film

    by zanos

    I sincerely hope it turns out to be a puff of black smoke.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    etahnhaaswasright

    by derf24

    I know its not related, but today is that date shown when all 5 puzzles were completed. Anyone have any info on this? Again i know its not related to cloverfield.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    "Furious Farts"

    by gudge

    I think Cloverfield is about a worldwide spread of ridiculously stinking Farts. They are so Furious that they can knock the heads of silly little statues (yeah yeah.... i know, its the Statue of Liberty. Im playing kids, calm down. Dont flame so hard)

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:08 a.m. CST

    "by zanos 10:01:54 AM Cheese

    by CBlevins

    "by zanos 10:01:54 AM Cheese is a good name for this film. I sincerely hope it turns out to be a puff of black smoke." That hands-down is the funniest post on this TB yet! Kudos!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:08 a.m. CST

    True...MRX67...

    by Marlow

    ...I've not been keeping up to date with the latest info. So, if you could be so kind as to direct me to the Talkback where this has been covered, i can catch up and not bother posting old news....Good day Sir *doffs cap*

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Who Cut It?

    by CBlevins

    "by zanos 10:01:54 AM Cheese is a good name for this film. I sincerely hope it turns out to be a puff of black smoke." That hands-down is the funniest post on this TB yet! Kudos!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:09 a.m. CST

    MRX67

    by derf24

    Dude im right there with you. Im surprised noones posted a "Hey, I just found a website, Slusho.com" remark. Read the post!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:09 a.m. CST

    MRX67

    by Darth Hidious

    If you think about it there are all types of evil monster toys/figures aimed at the geek/collector rather than children! You dont have to be a child to buy movie toys!!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Marlow

    by derf24

    Check the cool news section of this site and look at the july 26 section. there you will find the "Updated, this time by harry...." TB it was the last one. Your info was revealed and talked about there. check it out and then come holla at us here.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Marlow

    by derf24

    or you could just click on the second link at the top of this thread. where is says underlined "might have been on to something in his post here."

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Look at the words people!

    by Dr.Opticus

    the sign We'll miss you rob "miss" looks like m is s - back of photo 1 takes cares s care is faded = scare - not sure about the hotness far and wide thing I'm checking into it though! Courtesy of the good dokta!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    It's an ALIEN movie, people

    by aceattorney

    No, not the Sig Weaver alien, some other alien.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    PETA Vs WETA

    by Darth Hidious

    Interesting!!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    We wern't suppose to leave the island

    by Kraken

    You're looking at the monster in the poster, it's all that smoke. Lost is the American version of Monster Island, and the losties let loose the smoke monster on NYC when they left. (I don't really believe that, but I'm going to laugh when it turns out to be true)

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:36 a.m. CST

    new joker viral site up

    by palewook

    http://www.rent-a-clown.com/

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:36 a.m. CST

    On the History Page...

    by Psyburn2974

    If you pick on (click on) the crab enough times he'll get ticked off and then start crying. Also, Dr. Opticus, I've been thinking a lot of about the "hotness far and wide" thing too. It keeps making me thing of Noriko's "deliciousness made her loved thoughout".

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Ok i've caught up the Latest news on the last Talkback!

    by Marlow

    People have mentioned the Flavors section.....but have not discussed the mixing of the flavors and what that could mean. Also they haven't discussed that the glowing flower thing is the "deep sea ingredient". Likewise i've seen no mention of the shop section being open and IMO cheap merchandise being sold there at extortionate prices. Also there has been no mention that the jellyfish on the history site is now thinking about a "hammer"....again...if there are more talkbacks that have covered this then i'm sorry......no hard feelings.....ignore this post...and "Back to bed America, your government is in control"

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Doesn't America already have its own monster?

    by KenobiFan

    B - U - S - H Substitute the Constitution for Lady Liberty and I think you get the same result. Ha!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Psyburn...

    by Dr.Opticus

    I believe its all about the words we need that nash guy from a beautiful mind to figure this out because we're collectively dumb!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:44 a.m. CST

    how is this marketing campaign going to continue...?

    by BadMrWonka

    I mean, if the movie DOES come out on 1-18-08, which I think it must, considering it's on all the posters, how is that going to work. does anyone realize how far off that is?<p>for a "normal" movie, this far out, we might have a teaser poster or two, or MAYBE a really short teaser trailer (read: the new batman), but that's about it.<p>even as people are complaining about the mystery around this one, we really have a lot of "buzz" about it, and it's WAY early...<p>if more info keeps getting released at more or less the same rate, by the time the actual movie comes out next year, we'll know WAY too much, considering the movie is going out of its way to be mysterious. but if the info release dies down, isn't there going to be a huge space of time in the middle where everyone forgets all of this hype?<p>I'm more curious about that, than the actual movie. it seems like this campaign would be perfect for a movie coming out labor day weekend...everyone's curious NOW, we have enough info to get geek butts in theaters...they release a big marketing push all through august with a showing of the trailer on TV and in theaters to get the "normal" people in the theaters, and there you go, $50 opening weekend.<p>but in january? I don't get it.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    CANT YOU ALL SEE!

    by Darth Hidious

    There is nothing to figure out the clues lead to nowhere! ITS NOT MEANT TO BE SOLVED!!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Whoa!! I think I figured it out.

    by Psyburn2974

    Weird halucinations on slusho.jp. People partying and freaking out on 1-18-08.com. The name of the movie will be.................................THE REVENGE OF TIMOTHY LEARY. Its about extraterrestrial LSD. After the gods of Scientology planted the seeds of man, they left behind COSMIC ACID!!! This cosmic acid was so dense that it sank down into the eath creating a pit that later filled with water to create the world's oceans. It was discovered by Ganu at which time he decided to put in in Slusho. Under the great pressure of the ocean, the power of Cosmic Acid is contained in the mind. But once released from the pressure, the user becomes the halucination. HAAAAAAA!!!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Look out MRX!!!

    by Darth Hidious

    You nemesis is here! Its Wonka time now!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Monstrous Terrifying Furious!

    by joey bags 21

    WTF! is exactly right - tell us the name all ready!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    THERE IS NO MYSTERY, So Please Stop Searching For Clues

    by LaserPants

    Its all pretty obvious, isn't it? Its THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT meets the GIANT MONSTER ATTACK genre. A very cool idea, and it looks great. And that trailer was easily one of the coolest trailers I have ever see. Still, all the wackos searching for some kind of "deeper meaning" need to deep breath, take a stress pill, and think things over -- you're just getting your panties in a bunch about viral advertising. Nothing more, nothing less. <br><br>The actual movie will most likely be very cool, but include NONE of the references you so sadly have spent the last few weeks obsessing over. Remember the viral marketing sites for A.I.? Remember how NONE of it was in the movie at all? A.I. was a great (and hideously underrated) movie, but the viral internets marketing was a big red herring macguffin thrown to the fanborgs and amounted to nothing. WAKE UP! Not like its any great sin, but you just sound silly. Profoundly silly.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    MRX67

    by The_Boo

    Oh how I've missed you. Thanks for the backup. Marlow, sorry to be a dick, but still a rehash. Search the site for Cloverfield, there's a half dozen talkbacks out there. The hammer was actually mentioned higher up on the page. Yes nobody mentioned the flavor mixing, but that's probably because at least at this point it appears to do nothing extraordinary. Sorry the shirts are so expensive, that's what you would pay for a t-shirt anywhere these days. Guess you'll have to wait until they show up at the good will.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:01 a.m. CST

    campaign is pretty silly

    by tonamania

    is the target audience like the 5 to 12 year old? maybe they have patience for this "suspense". As for Cheese, maybe some guy in a rubber suit (maybe Michael Chiklis), farts and it blows the Statue of Liberty's head clean off. I keep thinking about bobcat goldthwait in 'one crazy summer' getting stuck in that CHEESY godzilla outfit and wrecking the mock town model.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Oh well Im getting out of here!

    by Darth Hidious

    I just finished my days work so im outta here! Good luck everyone. be back later!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Observation

    by Jak0lantern01

    I know I'm probably wrong here, but this is my take: Back in the 90's, Toho stopped making Godzilla films, with Destroyah being the "last". Next thing you knew, we had an American Big G movie on its way (which was aweful, I know). Toho stopped again, this time with Final Wars. I had commented to a friend to keep ears and eye's open for another American try at the Big Green Guy. Now we have this ultra-secretive "Cloverfield". What is it? What's the big deal? And WHY IS THE TITLE SUCH A BIG SECRET? If this were a new and original property, why the title coverup? It doesn't make any sense. Yes, my theory is that this is a new take on Godzilla. Not a sequel, but a whole new American angle. I can't imagine this being anything but Big G, and I hope it is. Sure, I'm probably wrong and I am suffering from some wishful thinking here, but perhaps it makes some sense? Flame away.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Jak

    by tonamania

    kinda' makes sense. releasing news of another Godzilla movie (with or without Matthew Broderick) would probably sink it altogether. I wonder why Godzilla would be so ticked at Lady Liberty though... The movie is supposed to be on the cheap - let's see the rubber suit!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Jak0lantern

    by The_Boo

    JJ already said it would be something totally new. It's not Godzilla

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST

    zbob

    by tonamania

    f (gunshot) guilty - I like to pepper the posts every now and then with that.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Monstrous, Terrifying, Furious...Ridiculous?

    by KenobiFan

    ...Convoluted, Silly, Stupefying, Redundant, Flaky, Quick-Drying, Flexible, Money-Back-Guarantee...

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Yeah, fillmakers never BS.

    by Jak0lantern01

    Why the secrecy then? Something totally new but no real title? Ya' know, despite my liking it, Bay was full of it with some of the stuff he said about the TF's. They don't mislead, no way.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Jak

    by The_Boo

    Just be here on opening day so I can tell you I told you so.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Oh, another thing.....

    by Jak0lantern01

    I cannot wait for the backlash on this thing. Blair Witch meets giant monster or somethnig creature. Shakey cams, amatuerish line delivery, etc. I can't wait for the next version of the poster that spells it all out: 'PREPOSTEROUS'

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Same poster, different header?

    by dopepope

    That's kinda lame. At least have a different image.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Silly = Wicked?

    by LaserPants

    I didn't say you were being wicked for obsessing about a series of interenets commericals, just silly. Relax.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    This movie will only be redeemed

    by And Nicolas Cage as Fu Manchu

    if the monster mates with the Statue of Liberty at the end of the first act, resulting in a gaping hole, similar to the knocked off head, on her backside. The poster features a floating head of Robert Davi with the tagline : "Right up the ass." <br><br>Second place will be awarded if the monster drops trou and uses her neck for a personal break. This poster features R. Lee Ermey with the quote "...and shit down your neck!" <br><br>Third place will be awarded if the monster pleasures himself with the Statue of Liberty's head a la the Pilgrim in Thanksgiving. This poster features an overweight Marlon Brando with the quote, "Are my methods unsound?" <br><br>Marketing, get on this pronto, you need to create as much buzz as possible without telling us anything about the movie. Go! Go! Go! Clover Clover Super Fine Take My Pussy To Cloud Nine!!!!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:21 a.m. CST

    I really don't care what it is, to be honest

    by Jak0lantern01

    Everyone is acting like this is going to be the best thing since sliced bread. YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IT IS! I've resisted chiming in, but it's absurd. That Statue of Liberty head in the trailer reminded me of every money shot from every cheeseball summer blockbuster brain drain, including ID4 and Day After Tomorrow. But I guess if you people are willing to be sucked into the hype.......

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    does anyone else

    by tonamania

    ever confuse robert davi with richard belzer? these days, belzer is all hagged out - haven't seen Davi recently though.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Hopefully this movie is as scary as Maximum Overdrive

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Beverage machines firing soda cans at mens crotches. Whew, hard to top.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Don't get mad

    by The_Boo

    just cause it won't be a giant radioactive rubber suit monster with a baby that looks like a green midget with down syndrome. Let's all be honest with each other, that movie would suck. No studio in America will ever make another Godzilla because he's not bankable anymore, The audience for Japanese properties in America is extremely small, even the short lived Japanese horror fad has long since worn off.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    This poster isn't new.

    by Freakemovie

    Some of the ones they gave away at Comic-Con said "furious"...I know because I have one sitting three feet away from me right now. You didn't need one of your brilliant spies to figure this one out, sorry.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:35 a.m. CST

    The Monster Lives Inside The Statue Of Liberty!

    by LaserPants

    It doesn't rip the head off, it HATCHES! You see, the French, who designed the meaningless statue, implanted a Kandarian Demon inside of it, and once conditions in the US eroded to such a hideous degree that a Kandarian Demon would feel right at home with (say, for example, Rupert Murdoch buying Dow Jones, Bush STILL in the White House despite multiple impeachable offenses, et al), it could hatch and start killing everybody. Hence, a faux-docu monster attack movie is born.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:35 a.m. CST

    erm...

    by MatDGZ

    the words 'monstrous' and 'furious' aren't the names of the film are they...they are just words describing the big bad ass whatever it is thats gonna tear New York apart. To be quite honest, I'm getting really pissed off coz' New York has all the fun. Its like all the monsters have a built in genetic grudge against that giant fucking apple!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Osama Going for NYC again

    by Gothmoth

    after a few years of genetic experiments osama is ready to finish off the NY crowd. the biggest enemy of the state is now really big and he can shoot meterors from his ass.. destroying america.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Who's mad?

    by Jak0lantern01

    Not so sur eif it's Godzilla that's not marketable, or maybe just giant monsters in general. Then again, you can't blame Godzilla, he wasn't even in his own movie. Perhaps the wannabe cast in the GINO movie took a lower salary? Also, factor in the notion that the movie was universally hated, it was just a poor movie. Either way, you've been hooked with the rest of the AICN fanboys.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST

    already up...

    by Freakemovie

    This site had the "furious" poster up on Thursday: http://tinyurl.com/25dj5q (it's not high res, good job on that end, but point is it's been out for a while)

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST

    1-18-08, 1-18-08, 1-18-08.....

    by UltimaRex

    THAT is the title until JJ says otherwise.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Secret Title Revealed!

    by tonamania

    "Guy in Cheesy Rubber Suit Steps on NYC Styrofoam Model" It's still a working title and might be shortened a little. (I can h8 now because I'm excited about the Hulk movie and Lord knows I'll get flamed to embers on those talkbacks). I hope CloverCheese monster leaves a little NYC left for Hulk to have at.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:38 a.m. CST

    So its a cheese monster?

    by Mike_D

    I knew it.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:42 a.m. CST

    WORLD WAR HULK: The Movie

    by LaserPants

    "I've come to SMASH!!!" That would be great.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Godzilla Vs Destroyah

    by The_Boo

    Did real well at the box office. I remember they tried giving it a wide release and nobody came. In and out in a week. Perhaps giant monsters are out, or perhaps it's the way they've been done in the past, sure the monster is huge and amazing, but what about the people, there's alot of people in the cities that are getting crushed. Fuck what the military is doing, I don't know them, but I do know Bob from down the block.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    World War CloverCheese: the Abrams Hulk project

    by tonamania

    really a sequel to Ang Lee's Hulk - the hulk kept growing & growing, made a pass at Lady Liberty (she's kinda' green) and got all ticked off and went on a rampage! Sorry - that was pretty bad - but to the point probably no worse than this silly pseudo viral marketing campaign.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Monstrous, Terrifying, Furious........ Cornelius

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Hopefully it's the Kraken's return.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST

    It's obvious these are taglines

    by Novaman5000

    It's not like they're releasing all these posters to confuse people. No one's pretending they're possible titles, only over eager geeks.<p> That being said, I love me a good disaster movie. Me=Excited.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Also saw this last night

    by WhatItDeux

    All the PA's were being shady and would not tell me what they were shooting. So kept I asking if it was "Old Dogs." They did not find any humor in that.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, noon CST

    Whats with the suspense already....damn

    by liljuniorbrown

    Just say "it's about a big monster" or " it's a mutated pink cloud" or what ever. JJ if your the geek you claim to be you'll stop fucking with us and give us something solid. What is it with guys like Abrams and David Chase,they always want to mind fuck there fans? If this sucks I'll never watch anything else this guy has a hand in.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Up Next, "Glamorous"

    by Turd Furgusen

    ...If you ain't a big monster, take your broke ass home!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    The head IS the monster!

    by Raymond Shaw

    The poster makes it clear, the S of L's head detatched itself and swam ashore and began it's reign of terror. The head wasn't falling on the street in the preview, it was attacking! My guess is that when the French gave the S of L to the U.S. they had somehow built in a craving for fromage, after 100+ years this craving had grown to a point where the head was driven insane from "cheese hunger". Consequences ensue.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    I think Harry hinted at...

    by Turd Furgusen

    Colossus.<p> Anybody else remember a seeing a movie or reading a book by that title?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Hey look!

    by professor mctoots

    Have you all heard of this new JJ Abrams movie? I think it might be some kind of monster movie, but nobody knows for sure what it's called.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 12:11 p.m. CST

    maybe the S of L's head sprouts legs.

    by tonamania

    that's the part we didn't see in the trailer. Would John Carpenter get a royalty on that? Would Kurt Russell get a royalty on that?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Raymond Shaw...

    by Dr.Opticus

    that's bbbbbrrrrilliant!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 12:20 p.m. CST

    hey turd

    by Dr.Opticus

    thats what im saying the greek colossus, does no one remember their history class? the huge statue that was built over the water

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Eli Roth Had Talent?

    by LaserPants

    What, at baking? Hooking up QT with good blow and weed? What? 'Cause whatever 'talent' he possessed, it sure as shit had nothing remotely to do with filmmaking.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    1-18-07

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    A device is found.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Dr.Opticus

    by Turd Furgusen

    Great name, btw. <p> I like the theory, but I thought everything pointed to a Sea Monster, not one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. <p> I know a little history on Colossus, but not a whole lot.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 12:57 p.m. CST

    SLUSHO HUGE UPDATES!!

    by Kanchi

    Site has tons of new stuff!! Any clues?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    MRX67 thought it was Voltron!

    by Talkbacker with no name

    hahaha still laughing my head off at all that bollocks. You idiot!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Slusho Site...

    by aramisx

    In the happy talk section, the pigs says "Slusho is People!"...is that like Soilent Green or something, lol...hilarious.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Monstrous, Terrifying, Furious.....Cockus Erectus

    by Stuntcock Mike

    .

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    yeah right MRX67

    by Talkbacker with no name

    egg on your face, my son. Egg on your silly little face! <p> ...p.s. I'm throwing the eggs and loving it!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST

    I so want a SLUSHO tee...

    by aramisx

    18 bucks...not a bad price. I wonder if I would actually get a shirt though...

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Take it like a man, MRX67

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Do you like eggs, MRX67? <p> How do you like them eggs!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Turd...

    by Dr.Opticus

    thx fo tha love, I'm just linking the two events cause they involve earthquakes and big statues, like I said it's real loose but I've not seen it mentioned anywhere.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 1:35 p.m. CST

    My favourite MRX67 quote is:

    by Talkbacker with no name

    "PLEASE tell me why this can't be Voltron? Tell me what evidence that you have that this isn't Voltron other than rants of disbelief? Look at the beginning of the trailer....the attack came from the sky right? Not from the sea like some of you CHRUTHLA or whatever his name is want to beleive. The more I view this board the more I understand how gullible people voted for Bush." <p>Dear oh dear. Egg right in his face.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Rob's Myspace...

    by CLOWNBABY

    So I was looking at the name on the back of the newest photo on 1-18-08.com and that girl Jamie Lascano signed the back. So I took her name and tried it on myspace and it came up. Her myspace friends are all of the people in the trailer including rob and hawk( the guy who says "think we can see anything from the roof?") Really look through the pictures, this is definitely them and it is definitely real. they even talk about slusho in their blog posts! This is so cool! http://tinyurl.com/2gvkgh

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Look who was right about the girls!

    by SkeletonParty

    http://tinyurl.com/2nxlox

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Obviously

    by kennofolds

    AquaticVoltron from the 24th1/2 Century.....right MRX? Heres eggin at you and your lil crimestopper facade.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST

    OVERNIGHT?

    by Johnny California

    Recently read a report that the same person who registered "Colossus" has now registered "Overnight" as a possible name for the film. I think this is probably an original concept, but if it is based on anything the 1953 BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS makes sense. Giant monster attacks New York. The only "Colossus" movies I can think of are THE COLOSSAL MAN monster movie from the 50's and the movie about the computer COLOSSUS that takes over the world's nuclear arsenal.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    You are fooling nobody...

    by Talkbacker with no name

    ...eggface! <p>"believe it's voltron and i'm sticking to my guns on that till someone or something proves me wrong. " <p>The day has come for you to eat your words!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    So, we still don't know anything?

    by SkeletonParty

    http://tinyurl.com/2a6x5f

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Anybody notice...

    by Dr.Opticus

    the stars change position in the flavor mixer on slusho what up with that?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 1:53 p.m. CST

    For my fellow man

    by Dr.Opticus

    http://www.slashfilm.com/2007/08/01/cloverfield-nyc-set-photos/

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Snakes on a Plane...

    by aramisx

    For those who keep ripping SoaP, bare in mind that that movie didn't actually suck. I saw it opening weekend and was deeply entertained. Let us not confuse commercial failure with critical failure. Because while Soap did fail commercially (mainly because all the TONS of people who took part in the cock-WWWebery failed to tear their lazy booties away from the computer to venture out and actually SEE the movie). IF this "Cloverfield" movie fails in the same way, it's because people who take part in the viral online campaign failed once again to get their butts off their chair, OUT of the house and into a movie theater.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:04 p.m. CST

    "Why is it that there is a . . .

    by WX1

    <p>". . . gun shop on almost every corner in this community?"</p> <p>THAT's what the title only makes me think of -- Furious Styles from "Boyz . . ."</p> <p>I'm done with the title fixation already; it's gonna be called what it's gonna be called. My thing right now is just how much this creature/being/whatever ends rivaling Gojira, in fact, the original Nihonjin version which is HUGE towering above buildings and such. I'm not getting the same from the posters or stills or whatever we're supposed to have seen already.</p>

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:07 p.m. CST

    MRX67

    by Jak0lantern01

    Those eggs are looking scrambled and loose. How do they taste?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:11 p.m. CST

    SoaP campaign worked too well

    by Nadine_Cross

    By the end I'd laughed at all the jokes, made all the jokes, wrote some shitty blog, and had my old man called electronically by Samuel L Jackson at work. It wasn't laziness I just stopped caring. It was completely mined of it's irony. But give it like five years and it'll be funny as shit again, just like all my XFL T-shirts.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    ITS irony

    by Nadine_Cross

    You know.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    What is ARG?

    by SkeletonParty

    I see you guys refer to ARG frequently and I'm curious to what it means?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Name registrations

    by Dietrich

    You should dig deeper into that theory. There are literally 1000's of names registered by the production. <br> On second thought, don't bother. <br> Principle photography is done, it's time for pickups based upon fanboy commentary. <br> The poster reveals nothing important. It's a tool to distract and fuel commentary. 3 claws, imagine that. Imagine what they'll all say. <br> Wake in bay. <br> Narrow path od destruction. <br> Where is it headed? <br> What kills it so fast? <br> CHEESE <br> They are pulling your strings. <br> No REAL film footage has been seen. <br> A REAL poster has not been revealed. <br> We are all being teased. <br> Revelations will come <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST

    The title...

    by johnnyraincheck

    You're all thinking incorrectly. Why would the title be " Monstrous" or Cloverfield? What do these movies have in common? Godzilla Gorgo Gamera King Kong Dracula The Wolfman

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Nobody thinks the title is "Monstrous"

    by SkeletonParty

    Just like nobody thinks the second photo is the same girl or that the movie is Voltron. <p>no reason to tell us we're all thinking incorrectly.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Sharper Image

    by KenobiFan

    It's an ad for the Backscratcher 3000 (Model No. 1-18-08). Woo-Hoo!!!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:23 p.m. CST

    ARG?

    by SkeletonParty

    Anyone enlighten me?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Not seeing the set pics.

    by Veraxus

    Where are they?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Big Deal?

    by KenobiFan

    It's not a big deal...IT'S MONSTROUS TERRIFYING FURIOUS DEAL brought to you by Rambaldi's Pizza (with 47 satisfying toppings) now w/ free cheezy bread.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Instant Gratification

    by Dietrich

    No one takes a moment to review any previous "discovery". <br> <br> THIS is they type of person who will be surprised everytime. <br> Let them announce their discoveries like Columbus, lest the vikings. <br> <br> 1-18-08 <br> A device is found.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Discovery....Channel?

    by KenobiFan

    Isn't this week 'Shark Week'? Is it a giant shark? I think were gonna need a bigger island.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    And I don't really see how MRX67 got egg on his face?

    by SkeletonParty

    I read the whole talk back and how exactly did he get pwned? <br>He seems to be rooting for Voltron, but may not be entirely serious.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST

    The VOLTRON Thing WAS A Joke, Right?

    by LaserPants

    It was pretty funny, actually, at times it was outrageously funny because it was so preposterous. Funniest of all was the fact that JJ Abrams felt compelled to come right out and say, practically begging people to believe, that its not VOLTRON. The power of the internets and the retards that populate it is truly hilarious AND terrifying.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:41 p.m. CST

    ARG?

    by SkeletonParty

    Anyone? Explain?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay's Friday The 13th

    by Dr Gregory House

    Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    It's going to be a giant Dick....

    by GornPirate

    Cheney!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Maybe That Was An Internets Rumor Too?

    by LaserPants

    I thought Abrams made it quite clear that its not VOLTRON. Isn't it on his blog or website or somethin'? I dunno, maybe I'm perpetuating the cyber-idiocy of the internets as well. Pobodys Nerfect.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    9/11 Terrorists stole idea from Hideo Kojima!

    by Johnno

    Those bastards! Demand the directors cut of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty! "SHOW YOUR PATRIOTISM!"

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    another poster - http://tinyurl.com/3cx9nn

    by SkeletonParty

    hyuck hyuck. love these things.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    don't we already have

    by Nerv31

    Iconic American monsters? Predator, Alien, Pumpkinhead, Gort, Mummy, Wolfman, Creature from the Black lagoon, the list could go on forever... please let if be Cthulhu.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST

    ARG

    by Dietrich

    Alternate reality game. <br> google it <br> Viral marketing using the interwebs. <br> Transformers did it...coincidence. Albert Pike. CLUE? <br> It was weeks ago. <br> It's still not Voltron. <br> Using Tokyo Pop Trends and Style...robots, anime, happy music, etc...= Slusho. <br> <br> Investigate any media marketing expos and toy shows, Junior Harry's. <br> <br> 1-18-08 <br> Why a day late?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    I Thought 911 Terrorists Stole Idea From Columbine Kids

    by LaserPants

    You know Klebold and his boyfriend? Didn't they have writings where they fantasized about flying a plane into the WTC? HTat was back in, what, '98? Of course, they probably got that idea from some website owned, operated, and funded by the Bush, Cheney, and Bin Laden families; you know, viral marketing the idea of how cool it would be to commit acts of terror as a way to jumpstart a neverending oil war? The whole miiltary industrial complex thang? Sucks to live in a country which can only function as a war economy. *sigh*

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Why the monster movie seems to work/released successful

    by WX1

    <p>in East Asia.</P> <p>They got dragons. Kappa (terrifying humanoid aquatic monsters make the Creature from the Black Lagoon deflate his lips). Concentration on sharp objects.</p> <p>What are U.S.’s start-from-scratch creatures inspired by? Kong? OK. Let’s see, what else comes to mind. Oh, how ‘bout a good number of collegiate teams use a friggin’ BEAR as their mascot. OK, maybe film is about huge bear. OOOH!!! East Coast got, what, oysters. OOH, giant oyster come to kill us. Let’s go more inland . . . oh, yah, nice gigantic mountain lion to scare the populace, OOOOOOOOOOH. Anybody recall “Q: The Winged Serpent”? I’m mixed on that one.</p> <p>And, simply put, I also think 09/11/01 should be kept in mind.</p> <p>Maybe we got giant squids. East Asia cinemas done that, too.</p> <p>Like Billy Sparks says in Purple Rain, “you better kick ass tomorrow night.”</p> <p>Hope I’m wrong and am blown away in early 2008, or whenever the heck this film is released, because the sudden rabbit with numbers on ‘em just ain’t doin’ it for I. Abrams is the man in a lot of ways, but, can he pull this off and, I wonder if he expected his own campaign trumped by Iron Man at ComicCon. The only "guess what" games I tolerate is w/pretty ladies and, well, and ex-GFs, sadly, and not film directors. Church.</p>

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Dietrich, thanks.

    by SkeletonParty

    I did google ARG and came up with a bazillion answers. Then I searched AICN and found every reference to stARGate. <p>So "Viral Marketing" and "Alternate Reality Game" are synonymous? <p>"Interwebs" a dumb way of saying "Internets"? <p>Junior Harry's? <p>Honestly, what the hell are you talking about?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Anti-American?

    by LaserPants

    Since when is being anti-Bush synonymous with being anti-American? Last I checked, hating Bush and his failed policies is a symbol of vigorous patriotism.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    SkeletonParty, you must be new to Cloverfield TBs

    by emp

    Dietrich has some serious mental issues. He keeps repeating "A device has been found", and makes obscure Albert Pike references. And that's about it. He doesn't even have a sense of humor. If you would like to play the game, the level 1 monster is MRX67. Then Dietrich. Then ZombieSolutions. But pray you never get that far.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    American Monster

    by Dietrich

    Sometimes you have to realize that is the term. <br> There is no limits to what can be created. <br> Look at the Relic beast. Pretty cooland has the elements to what you assume. <br> Been done. <br> Yet it was a compelling AMERICAN MONSTER <br> Region or culture do not make a monster. <br> Allowing one's design not to take from another. Impossible, they all say. True? Maybe. <br> It's not what you'd imagine. <br> 1-18-08 <br> One night changes everything.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:09 p.m. CST

    ARG

    by derf24

    Alternate Reality Gaming

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:09 p.m. CST

    I.R.O.N.Y.

    by LaserPants

    I expected one response and got another! No, but seriously, I suspected you were kidding, but wasn't sure. Appy polly logies!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:09 p.m. CST

    LOST <-> TSOL >>> The Statue Of Liberty

    by ooblio

    So I'm watching the LOST DVD of Season 1 last night, and I had paused the playback between episodes while someone took a biobreak. I froze-framed the title screen, and I'm staring at it, and staring at it and then it hits me: turn around L.O.S.T, and you got T.S.O.L. Whcih just happens to be the acronym for The Statue of Liberty. Perhaps Mr. Abrams has had that statue lurking in his thoughts all these years... It's a stretch, but it's fun to think about!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Albert Pike

    by Dietrich

    Connection was revealed in the last TB. <br> 1-18-08 <br> Imagine the look on YOUR face.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    emp

    by SkeletonParty

    I've been hovering around the cloverfield talkbacks since I saw Transformers opening night and wondered what the untitled trailer was all about. <p>In fact, I was a big supporter of the "Same Girl" faction very early on. (I see some of my photoshop work still posted on several 1-18-08 sites even now.) <p>I've since changed my mind on the "Same Girl" thing. <p>Now I'm just doctoring the poster to say whatever I want. <p>Turns out that doctoring the poster makes me an ARGjacker according to wikipedia. <p>That is, if Deitrich can be trusted enough with the ARG definition. <p>My new question is, how can this viral campaign for Cloverfield be an ARG if there is no solution?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    No solution

    by Dietrich

    there is no instant gratification.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Remember also

    by Dietrich

    ...That not all ARG reveal film contents but coincide with the film in base or character. <br> Watch the Myspace. <br> Watch the Slusho. <br> Watch the Date. <br> Watch for loose footage and equipment. <br> JJ's particular ARG is quite knitted. <br> And about Pike....? Last talkback exposed that. <br> <br> 1-18-08 <br> A device is found.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    SkeletonParty

    by emp

    While you are working on the poster, would you mind checking out the "3 claws" marks on the statues back, and on the buildings in the background. Freddy Krueger or Wolverine?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Big reveal...

    by Philvis

    Is this poster the big reveal that was supposed to happen on August 1st?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Let go of the image.

    by Dietrich

    Release your preconceptions regarding the poster. It's a general statement not literal. The claws, the wake, the narrow path are not relevent. There is a Monster, it will cause destruction. That's all there is. <br> <br> It's neither official film imagery nor is it literal imagery. <br> That is what JJ said in SD. Look it up... <br> <br> 1-18-08 <br> A device is found.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    woverine - not freddy

    by SkeletonParty

    definitely three claws. not four.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Monstrous, Terrifying, Furious ... RAMPAGE!!!

    by Breck

    yup

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:27 p.m. CST

    A Dietrich Is Found...

    by LaserPants

    to take this shit waaay too seirously.<br><br> Seriously, man, I mean, I totally get being exicted about stuff like this, but you've definitely taken it to a new level of creepiness. Its really just not that deep. Just a clever way to do the Giant Monster Attack thing (that still won't be as cool as THE HOST, but should be pretty cool anyways).<br><br> Oh, and the device would be the camcorder. Just like in the viral marketing for The Blair Witch Project when they found the tapes. Nothing new, yo, just a kewl way to do the giant monster thang.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:27 p.m. CST

    ethanhaaswasright

    by derf24

    anyone know what was gonna happen or has happened today August 1, 2007?? I asked this earlier?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:32 p.m. CST

    You could be onto something...

    by Dietrich

    But who am I to say? <br> Main characters = Monster(s) <br> Secondary characters = humans <br> Military support <br> Buildings destroyed <br> Something to consider, eh? <br> <br> 1-18-08 <br> A device was found.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    is it me or does Dietrich sound like a disturbing blend

    by SkeletonParty

    of Morpheus and Manson?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Deitrich says "Look it up"...

    by ooblio

    There are those who belive that the teaser poster is pretty much the first piece of "canon" that can be attributed to the movie. You said "It's neither official film imagery nor is it literal imagery. That is what JJ said in SD. Look it up..." I wasn't at ComicCon, but I've seen a transcription of the brief presentation. Mr Abrams said nothing (that I can infer) about the image in the poster being anything but a representation of what's to come: right down to the circular tunnel through the buildings, and three huge claw marks. What are you reading that I'm not?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST

    i don't know if this is anything real but

    by slappy jones

    if you go to jamie lascanos my space page...then go into her blog and there is a "random Survey" look down the list of people who have given kudos and you will see "parasite" as a name...click on that and it takes you here http://www.myspace.com/slushozoom. it is almost blank with a weird picture and so far has no friends.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST

    The monster is...

    by strosmer

    the giant hedgehog from Monty Python's Flying Circus that says "Dinsdale." Ha! Take that J.J. Abrams. I've spoiled your silly secret for everybody! Muwahahahaha!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    I'd forgotten about Dinsdale!

    by SkeletonParty

    Oh crap, you are right!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Gamma Irradiated SONIC THE HEDGEHOG?!

    by LaserPants

    He only came to NYC to collect golden rings, and look what happened! Total! F*cking! Destruction! BuhDOIYOIYOING!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Oh no! Not Spiny Norman!

    by TheNorthlander

    "It's a hedgehog, it's huge!"

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Dinsdale theory exposed!

    by SkeletonParty

    Strosmer, you are right - look at <br>http://tinyurl.com/3ylupm

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Proof

    by ItsDefinitelyVoltron

    Check out the Slusho flavors area... various robots, each of a different bright color. You put them in the cup and they combine to form... a certain giant, sword-wielding robot, anyone?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Monstrous, Furious.......FABULOUS!!!!!

    by cromwell1666

    A device is fabulous

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:33 p.m. CST

    SkeletonParty

    by strosmer

    Nice work! That's fucking hilarious.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    I heard this is a shot from the movie...

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    Looks pretty awesome: http://tinyurl.com/2gorv2

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:42 p.m. CST

    to the people complaining of overhype

    by slappy jones

    the only people doing the over hyping is us really...paramount are doing the exact opposite of hype and we are falling for it...hyping ourtselves up and then turning on the film for something that is entirely our fault....if you know what I mean

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST

    strosmer - thanks.

    by SkeletonParty

    Your idea made me laugh so I had to steal it. <p>Seeing it in poster form made me realize I would pay to see a Dinsdale movie.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    I'd pay to see a Dinsdale movie too.

    by strosmer

    Someone get on the horn to Terry Gilliam. Peace out!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST

    ok, what is

    by Nerv31

    that in the parasite myspace profile?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Entertainment Weekly

    by ye olde shiza

    Ran this picture, but with a different word than "furious," I think. They also flat-out negated the Voltron rumors, and rumors of a parasite (were there any of those?) ... <br><br> Thank God.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST

    1-18-08

    by BenIdom

    I just wish that they would call it that "1-18-08" That is about as cool a title as any other. All these others would make for perfect ruses and just make the name of the movie the date. It's pretty clever really.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST

    The monster is a cow!!!

    by coop

    Cows eat clover out in a field and... they make cheese... Could it be? a giant mutant teet swinging bovine monster? hmmmm?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST

    oh yeah and...

    by coop

    furious? as in mad? as in mad cow? see what I'll cooking here people? can you smell it?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 5:57 p.m. CST

    the beast

    by Nerv31

    On the parasite profile it says in the picture "the beast in the picture left our planet twenty years ago, we have sent our greatest defender" If this is connected to cloverfield, how does this fit in? http://www.myspace.com/slushozoom

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:02 p.m. CST

    I spit on this marketing campaign

    by BringingSexyBack

    The movie is about the Apocalypse. That's what it is.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    personally dietrich

    by aestheticity

    is getting on my nerves. and i barely even follow these talkbacks.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    I think it´s Jesus...

    by Wilclas

    .. and he´s pissed off!!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Boy you leave for a few hours...

    by The_Boo

    and everyone skims to the middle of the talkback, completely disregarding my earlier post asking people to read and only post new info. THIS MEANS YOU Kanchi, aramisx and CLOWNBABY. Seriously, it's like being in preschool.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:25 p.m. CST

    jamie lascano's myspace

    by monsterforge

    her About Me section says "I destroyed the dinosaurs. I'm really sorry. They just wouldn't listen!" hmmm...

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Aaaaaaarrrrgh!!!

    by The_Boo

    -

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    I noticed that too, monsterforge...

    by Pennsy

    Giant Jamie? "Slusho is people!"

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 6:38 p.m. CST

    New site found!

    by derf24

    Hey guys check out Slusho.com !!! I can't read so sorry if this is old news

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 7:10 p.m. CST

    shuttlepod_10

    by monsterforge

    rotflmao

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST

    The monster is Paolo from Lost

    by paulrichard

    The title is Revenge of Take a Shit Guy.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

    by CherryValance

    I was waiting for someone to do a movie about them. Wow. I'm glad I figured that out. See what happens to NY when you push them over the edge. </p> Seriously is no one else getting bored with the piecemeal marketing schemes? Like a week into The Lost Experience I realized I should just go do something else while everyone figured it out and just read what they came up with. I mean why bother? Or maybe I'm just getting old.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST

    ooblio

    by BadMrWonka

    I applaud your effort, but getting a straight answer out of Dietrich is about as likely as a sequel to Titanic...<p>look up some previous Cloverfield TB's, and witness our little arguments, and you'll see he's much more interested in getting attention, than saying anything of importance...he's unencumbered by reality...

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    i got it

    by jedimindflayer

    it's gotta be the new ghostbusters flick we've been hearing so much about. yay for bill murray!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 7:56 p.m. CST

    An object is discovered...

    by JohnDeaux

    What can be seen is not always there. That which is present is not felt. Pursue the clue, blue, and you too, can Do The Dew!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters Game

    by RokurGepta

    i've heard several different things about the ghostbusters game... it looks like it got axed due to some licensing issues <p> http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/877/877068.html <p> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters_%282007_game%29 <p> http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/761/761229p1.html <p> That pretty much sums up all the info I have on the ghostbusters game. there are some prototype videos on youtube that look effing awesome, I really hope it happens. I'd give my left ball to see another ghostbusters movie, and play that game

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST

    i am glad for once that there is a film

    by slappy jones

    we know fuck all about...we don;t know the entire cast...we don;t even know the name..there is no chance of reading any spoilers because no one knows shit. it is quite refreshing

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST

    oh and it's august 1st...

    by RokurGepta

    and nothing seems to have changed on the ethanhaas website... <p> I call shenanigans....

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:19 p.m. CST

    www.myspace.com/slushozoom

    by slappy jones

    is that an official thing or is it fan made?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:31 p.m. CST

    slappy thats what i'm trying to figure out

    by Nerv31

    but everyone here just keeps talking nonsense, like bitching about other talkbackers, dog biscuits and Ghostbusters.....

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Gepta

    by RokurGepta

    my uneducated guess is that slushozoom is fan made

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:41 p.m. CST

    TOO APOCALYPTIC!!!!

    by ludmir88

    OR WHAT?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Ghost of Nixon

    by BadMrWonka

    please make sure that people don't ACTUALLY think the script I sold is really about that stuff, lol.<p>I remember how upset people in the talkbacks were that I actually get to direct a film, and there's no gore OR tits in it...think of how upset they'll be if they are hoping for devices, and get none!

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:47 p.m. CST

    2008 = 1998 = MONSTERS MOVIES

    by ludmir88

    ARE THIS THINGS COMES EVERY TEN YEARS?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:51 p.m. CST

    HARRY KNOWLES KNOWS THE TITLE!!!

    by ludmir88

    ACCORDING TO THIS HE HAS TO BE THE MONSTER. Don't you think?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Playing with the secrets. Toying with the truth. Life.

    by TallBoy66

    Death<br> Fear<br> Breathe<br> It is reborn and it is our own destruction<br> The device was never ours to begin with<br> But now it has come. And it shall be time.<br> Redeption and 42.<br> Its all the same game we're playing, people.<br> and when one is so cyptic?<br> do you know what it means?<br> It means they have a small dick.<br> For the love of God, shut the fuck up, everbody and stop this viral marketing shit. Thank you for regaining sanity.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 8:59 p.m. CST

    oops

    by RokurGepta

    every once in a while I type my name in the subject line... it's because of another talkback site I frequent in which it is necessary to type one's user name each time a message is posted...

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9 p.m. CST

    Dead Silence

    by RokurGepta

    is the movie Dead Silence any good, I was thinking about watching it? What say you?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST

    question to help clarify things for other people

    by RokurGepta

    Does the word Cinematography refer to the camera operation/movement, or does it refer to the lighting?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST

    RokurGepta

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    Both...and neither. It's a bit more, I guess. The job of the cinematographer is to capture the images in such a way as to realize the director's vision (in terms of the overall aesthetic, and specifically in terms of atmosphere) on the screen. It's basically art photography, but with a moving image. It certainly incorporates lighting; and camera moves, although usually the director's idea, are something that the cinematographer or director of photography has to make work in reality.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Cinematography = cinemascope/photography

    by BendersShinyAss

    For this film though, it would be more acurate to say Videography. <p>I'm actually pretty excited about this, and I hate all this new digital shaky cam POV style movies that are flooding the market. It's like someone said "Hey, I hate it to, but it can work with the right sort of film'.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Is that the Toho logo down in the left hand corner?

    by KongMonkey

    or is it for his little bad robot company?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST

    I just want to know what the damn monster looks like...

    by The Dum Guy

    And if you want, I can continue to say the obvious...<br><br>I hope this doesn't suck.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Wonka?

    by The Dum Guy

    Your'e directing a movie?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST

    THE LION GOTTA EAT.

    by Pennsy

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:47 p.m. CST

    You people are insane

    by chrth

    Over 300 posts for something we've already seen? Oooh, they've changed the word on the poster. Oh wait, it's a pile of rubble!<p> So I got a Wii this weekend. Good times.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:47 p.m. CST

    KongMonkey

    by monsterforge

    It's the Bad Robot logo, but I'll be damned if I didn't do a double take as well when I first saw that. Toho was the first thing that popped up in my mind... and I just think that kicks all kinda ass. Kudos to their design people.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    FEAR the device...

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    That has been found. 1-18-07, bitch.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 9:59 p.m. CST

    I can just see it now...

    by Boober

    The :American: monster movie. Cthulhu is sporting a bomber jacket with a big-ass American flag on it and he turns to the camera, points, and winks. He turns into a big cloud of smoke and whispers..."Thanks for turning the key." Just then, a FUBAR Jack comes running down the street sporting his OSAMA visage and screams, "Take me with you! It was a mistake!!! Locke was right!"

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10 p.m. CST

    *waits for Slusho Detectives to give us the scoop*

    by Pennsy

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Cinéma vérité

    by RokurGepta

    you gotta love it

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Monster/Parasite/Voltron/Rosie O Donnell

    by JEYER 13

    I just want to know if this is legit, if so....it seems pretty cool. http://tinyurl.com/yo746s

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Rokur-Cinematography is the art of painting with light.

    by Bronx Cheer

    It derives from "cinema photography." Cinemascope is a trade name and has nothing to do with the origin of the word. Britain is the home of the first great cinematographers.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Metal debris is floating from liberties neck

    by ThePilgrim

    and the wake path in the water remains unbroken- while the buildings are destroyed nearly 5 miles inland, with helicopters flying around and large smoke plums and shit. OK... Reality and Physics just fucking died! And this guys a genius.....

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Clues might be in the kanji as well.

    by WX1

    <p>NO one out there that can read them? My skills are quite rusty.</p> <p>So, if you increase the size of the slusho robots, then, make the drink, a colorful amalgam of robot will produce.</p> <p>If you DON'T first increase the size of the fellas (by the way, "Mikan" means "peach" if that matters), the ensuing combo-robot stays all white. Is THAT a clue? Or nossing!?</p>

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:12 p.m. CST

    what I would like to know

    by RokurGepta

    is if slusho.jp is an official part of the ARG or not? because if so, then I think giant fucking robots might be involved... BUT it is definately not voltron...

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Why do some people still think it's funny...

    by ELGordo

    to make stupid suggestions of what the monster is? Rampage? Sonic? Yeah dude, that's fucking funny. Do they actually think that we read it and laugh our asses off? Do they think that Abrams will contact them, praising their humor and ask them to be his friend?

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    lol

    by RokurGepta

    I just got yelled at for looking at the slusho.jp site. i was looking at the store portion of the website, and was screamed at for buying junk online.... When I tried to explain that its an ARG for a movie, well then I'm of course lying.... <p> HILARIOUS

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Slusho is people!!!

    by The Dum Guy

    That is the weirdest thing to read on the Slusho site, along with the whole turning into a whale thing that Slusho causes.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:33 p.m. CST

    to BadMrWonka

    by ooblio

    Actually, I've been following these tbs from the start. Watched the Voltron stuff start, listened to Mrx67 and Dietrich go at it. I have faith.

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Kirk and Spock have their work cut out for them!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Star Trek XI: Furious Trek :P

  • Aug. 1, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    What I would like to see J.J. Abrams do

    by RokurGepta

    is create a time travel movie, with the entire story told through flashbacks... <p> am I being serious?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Maybe it's just the live action Iron Giant sequel?

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    He'd totally kick Voltron's ass.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Does anyone know

    by cromwell1666

    what that white thing Platt is holding in the most recent 1-18-08 picture is? Its only partly visible.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:56 a.m. CST

    BIIIIIILL BRASKY: THE MOTION PICTURE

    by Sir Loin

    Some of you remember Bill Brasky from SNL. I betcha this is his film debut.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:57 a.m. CST

    ITS MEGA-MAID!!!!!

    by canvasseamonkey

    general scroob hail salute

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Hail giant monster movies

    by the Green Gargantua

    Haters can kiss my ass. I hope its a great monster that scares the shit out of everyone.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:06 a.m. CST

    DIETRICH

    by cromwell1666

    Have you added anything at all to this topic? As I said, someone discovers something and then all of a sudden you are a fountain of information just rewording what was just revealed by someone else. Then its back to general statements again? As soon as someone finds something new, you'll go "INDEED YOU DID FIND A CLUE. BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?" You have contributed zero. What is the point of your existance? What have you done in any way? Can you point to even one thing? If your response is going to be "Its not my place to reveal anything, everything in due time" then WTF ARE YOU HERE?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST

    one of the actors...

    by BadMrWonka

    ...in this is TJ Miller, a pretty funny comedian. I hope that he incorporates this segment of his act into the movie somehow...<p>www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6ARwFwe7C4

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:55 a.m. CST

    cromwell1666

    by Mort Meyers

    Looks to be a mini dv camera. I guess we have our mystery "cameraman". That's one question out of 15,000 solved.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:21 a.m. CST

    MRX

    by Talkbacker with no name

    almost as stupid you appeared to be a few weeks back, right? Spamming the site with all that Voltron shit! I mean come on, Voltron? hahaha <p>Now wipe that egg dribble off your chin and admit you were a fool!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Im sticking with my ZOOM theory

    by cromwell1666

    Go to the Slusho site and then to the downloads section. Select the largest wallpaper that just has the cup of slusho. Save it to view in your windows picture viewer. Open it with your windows picture viewer and then zoom in until it wont zoom anymore. Make sure you are right on the letter I in the word "SIX". Now, move your screen forward about six inches or position yourself so that the blast-type image behind the word and logo resembles flames. NOW look at the upper right(your right) of the dot on the "I" in six. I see an entire head almost, a neck and shoulders. See if you see the same. Slusho ZOOM!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Ahhh

    by Dietrich

    "INDEED YOU DID FIND A CLUE. BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?" makes me laugh. <br> <br> there have been several speculative guesses and if you haven't read through the lines yet, one has been correct. <br> Play the game. <br> Drink your 6 Slusho and climb a wall little fish. <br> 1-18-08 <br> Hope you're alive when the 6 wear off...

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Cromwell

    by Dietrich

    Post the screenshot of your flaming monster head. <br> Drink your 6 Slusho and climb a wall. <br> 1-18-08 <br> Don't fall when the 6 wear off... <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> The device was found.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:33 a.m. CST

    DIETRICH

    by cromwell1666

    Dietrich says "there have been several speculative guesses and if you haven't read through the lines yet, one has been correct." Did you just admit that you don't know anything either?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:36 a.m. CST

    One has been correct.

    by Dietrich

    Correct, I did say that. Quoted well, Cromwell, but an admission? No. <br> As stated, someone has made a "correct guess", and that "guess" has been "powered" down for a later reveal. <br> Keep your tools sharp.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:38 a.m. CST

    So the head was thrown not blown

    by Mace Tofu

    Looks like a 3 finger monster hand on that poster.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Let go of convention

    by Dietrich

    What you see in print is merely a teaser. As is the TEASER. <br> Poster hype is not meant to be literal. It's viral. It's sending a message. There is a monster, it's path = destruction, in a city we all know. <br> The Teaser is not actual film footage, as JJ has mentioned in regard to it and the posters. 3 Posters to be seen with the final one as the real one. He also mentioned that you will finally see, soon, actual footage from the film. <br> Many are denser than few. <br> Enjoy your Slusho. <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:45 a.m. CST

    Dietrich

    by cromwell1666

    How do you account for the fact that everyone on all of the threads has thought and thinks that you are full of shit? Have you won over one person? I hope to Jeebus that you aren't with the Marketing company that needs to convince people to see the film.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Who needs to convince anyone?

    by Dietrich

    It's all a game. No reason to analyze the text of one over another. It's not a game of social acceptance. It's a movie. <br> The TB demographic is NON-relative. But look, it somehow has it's affect...the mystery, the clues, the film...is getting in mainline media. <br> <br>It's free. <br> <br> Someone is doing their job quite well. <br> That = bonus. <br> Drink your Slusho. <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:01 a.m. CST

    BUT DIETRICH

    by cromwell1666

    NO ONE BELIEVES ANYTHING YOU ARE SAYING!!! ITS GETTING MAINLINE MEDIA JUST FINE WITHOUT YOU. If it is a game, you are the only one playing BECAUSE NOBODY THINKS YOU ARE LEGIT. If you are with the film, do you say to your bosses "guess what, everyone thinks Im just another liar pretending to be involved! This is GREAT!" What is the point if NOBODY BELIEVES YOU?!! THE ONLY TIME YOU ARE REFERENCED BY OTHERS HERE IS TO POINT OUT HOW ANNOYING YOU AND MX ARE!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Good for you Cromwell

    by Dietrich

    I'm not here to convince you or anyone of anything. <br> Now.... <br> <br> Go drink your Slusho. <br> <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:07 a.m. CST

    A word about mainline media...

    by Dietrich

    To take credit for that which is not a credit to take would be unacceptable. <br> <br> Someone is doing their job quite well. <br> <br> Drink your Slusho. <br> <br> <br> <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:11 a.m. CST

    ok Dietrich

    by cromwell1666

    What was the device?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:12 a.m. CST

    The device

    by Dietrich

    You're on it. it's all of you.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Whats the point

    by AsgardTehGreat

    of finding clues about the monster if we dont get to see it anyway? Abrams said that we(in fact the americans) need our own monster, but that means there will be serveral sequels? will they be shoot also in shaky cam style? that would suck, as i think it only works one time. personally i think we have 2 monsters, the evil one from the deep see and the hero one from outta space.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Why are Dietrich and MrX pretending...

    by Talkbacker with no name

    ...to be part of the ad campain? What a queer bunch of fellas they are.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:15 a.m. CST

    Never once

    by Dietrich

    Never Once, have I claimed to be part of a campaign. <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:18 a.m. CST

    Dietrich

    by cromwell1666

    Do you understand how astrology works? How the key to suckering people in is to be vague while sounding specific? Or how psychics just reword the information they already have to make it sound like prophecy? Do you see how people would think your pulling the same scam?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:20 a.m. CST

    It's easy to pass

    by Dietrich

    It's easier to accuse. <br> <br> The device is in use. <br> Drink your Slusho. <br> <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:21 a.m. CST

    Dietrich is saying "you" all, are f--ing tools...

    by The Dum Guy

    TOOL = Device...<br><br>Look not with your eyes, but within the eye that does not see light, but sees truth.<br><br>Be wary of that light which shines in darkness... Like an illuminated dildo.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:42 a.m. CST

    If I were, I would.

    by Dietrich

    But I'm not, so I didn't. <br> <br> Drink your Slusho and climb a wall. <br> <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Dietrich

    by AsgardTehGreat

    If you arent part of the 1-18-08 viral marketing thing, where do you get your infos? you made it up, dont you? for the first time of your life you feel important huh

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 5:28 a.m. CST

    1-18-08 Flipping Pictures!!

    by Ed the Penguin

    Hey, I haven't seen a single message posted about this one.. I was on the 1-18-08 site looking at the pictures and trying to spot clues until I eventually got a bit bored and started throwing the pics all over the place with my mouse. The next thing I see is the latest one flipping over with a message stating: Robbie, Here, use this photo to send a message of my hotness far and wide!!! I'm gonna miss the hell out of ya!! Love, Jamie Give it a go for yourself, just hold down your mouse button on a picture and slightly jolt it from left to right and it'll flip over! That's not the only one either, the first picture to be added on the site (of someone being fed drink!) says this on the back.. Don't forget who takes care of you! Love J Anyway, I'll shut up now and let you go loook at it for yourself! Ed the Penguin

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 5:41 a.m. CST

    high level spy= JJ

    by redfist

    stop sucking on that tit,

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    it's all starting to add up

    by notbad

    as seen at the unfiction.com forum... "O-V-E-R-N-I-G-H-T = 15-22-05-18-14-09-07-08-20 Sum of the above numbers = 118 (1-18)"

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Flipping Pictures

    by derf24

    Wow what a "new" discovery!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 7:15 a.m. CST

    etahnhaaswasright updated

    by derf24

    The time has come. Are you ready? Sends you to a link for alphaomegathegame.com

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 8:02 a.m. CST

    MRX--

    by Nightwood

    You're not a writer. Wishing you were a writer and being a writer aren't the same thing. Without publication or a sale you're basically the same as any teenage girl that keeps a diary. Boy. Kiddo.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Yeah MRX---, Nightwood is right

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Have another egg in your face!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Deitrich: regarding the poster image

    by ooblio

    there was a day - many MANY years ago - when the poster art for (sci-fi) films took liberties with the content to generate hype. The example that leaps immediately to mind is the poster for "The Day the Earth Stood Still". A great action filled scene: Gort holding the damsel in distress, blasting the military with is laser beam eyes. Behind. a huge hand gripping the plant earth. Hey wait! That didn't happen! OK, Gort carried the girl, and in an entirely different scene, Gort zapped tanks with his laser. And Patricia Neal was never, EVERY that hot. But that was a long time ago. "B" movies needed the hype. But I don't believe the movie makers (I use the term broadly) would get away with tricking the public like that any more. I the fan base, (mostly the "fanboys", but some others, too) is too savvy to put up with it. The teaser poster image is a tease: it sets the tone, creates interest. No one ever said that it was "actual film footage". There are rules that must be followed. The "convention" you so casually command us to let go of is core to the industry. Adherence to that convention keeps the faith. To break it is to break trust. Mr. Abrams is doing some very cool departures from traditional movie making and marketing. More power to him. But you can't lie about it. You can't put a picture of a sirloin steak on the package, and put a brick inside. I firmly believe we'll see something(s) with the right number of claws and the right tunneling abilities to have generated the destruction pictured in the poster. We won't necessarily have seen THAT image pictured in the final film, but we'll have been given the story elements that will have made it possible.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Cloverfield

    by polyh3dron

    Cloverfield is a street in Santa Monica which many production offices are off of, namely the Lantana building, home to Apatow Productions, Revolution Studios, Strike Films and a whole bunch of other offices.. It's also near the Tribeca building, home to the Friday Night Lights offices, Oliver Stone's production company and a few other productions too. Not sure which building houses Kid Robot or whatever the name of Abrams' company is.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    ooblio

    by BadMrWonka

    I read your earlier post, and boy, I'm impressed at your conviction. if you've read all of the discussions dietrich has gotten into in the past, and you're STILL trying to get a straight answer out of him, you have more optimism than I can muster.<p>the kid just wants to rile people up, and judging from this talkback, he's done it as well here as he has in the past. I don't take him seriously, and if I were you, I wouldn't, either. he's obviously just having a laugh. he always pulls the "JJ has said, etc. etc." card, when none of it is true. but some people go for it, and then they repeat it later as if it's gospel. and that's what, I think, dietrich gets a kick out of. he's just having fun.<p>but hey, I'm pulling for you! you try to talk logically with him if you like. just don't try it with M__6_... you-know-who is one taco short of a combo meal, if you know what I mean...

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Maybe, just maybe, santiy can prevail...

    by ooblio

    I think it's important to avoid the (strong) impulse to just call names, and try to get these ones to defend their dubious statements. I have no intention of getting anyone to defend stuff like "It's Voltron until some convinces me it isn't" (Yes, MrX67, we know it was a joke) but if Deitrich chooses to make statements (as opposed to innuendo), I'm ready to discuss his viewpoints. Maybe he's really got something to say. I'm willing to let him do so. If he chooses to be cryptic instead of direct about his OWN opinions (because he seems to need to protect other peoples secrets with his shroud of mystery), my optimism for dialogue will wane. We'll see. (Btw, how do I put a line break in these TB comments? I hate the single paragraph entries I'm making.)

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Photos flip

    by beamin

    Didn't see this yet, but did anyone else know the photos on the site can be "flipped" over?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    this is interesting:

    by ooblio

    As of 10:30 MT, there are NO photos on the 1-18-01.com site. It's completely black. Hmmm...

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 11:32 a.m. CST

    i'm sure i'm gonna look like an idiot but....

    by munkie loco

    the number 6 seems to be prevalent on many of the clues. is this significant?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    MRX67

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    Wait...are you now saying you're a published author? I just want to get this right...

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    COLOSSAL

    by TheyCallMeBruce

    If they are going to call the movie "Colossal", there may be a retroactively defined hint in the trailer. As the "monster" makes its first noise, a remix of Wolfmother's "Woman" can be heard in the background. Wolfmother also has a song called Colossal. I only bring this up because J.J. likes to do shit like that. It's like Cockney rhyming slang, only with pop culture references.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Settle down Mr BadWonka

    by Dietrich

    "he always pulls the "JJ has said, etc. etc." card, when none of it is true." <br> I suggest you read his ComiCon transcripts. <br> It's all there, valid and true. <br> <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:15 p.m. CST

    MRX67

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    Who's the publisher?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Trademarking a name

    by Dietrich

    Does not define it as the title. <br> Breaking the crust will show that his "team" has thousands of names trademarked. For possible titles? For distractive reasons? For the fluid thought? <br> If it "happens" to be the title, good for them. It does not suggest it as a potential monster franchise, as someone may have suggested. <br> <br> Go drink your Slusho and climb a wall you little human. <br> <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:23 p.m. CST

    general

    by Nightwood

    He doesn't have a publisher. Or an agent. Or talent.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    GeneralJackCosmo

    by Talkbacker with no name

    I believe it's 'Egg in your Face Publications'. Look out for this forthcoming autobiography - 'How to make a fool of yourself and then lie about it'. It's the amazing true life story of the boy who cried 'Zoltron'.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:27 p.m. CST

    dietrich

    by BadMrWonka

    all he said was, "you're gonna get a real trailer and a real poster soon"...<p>YOU have interpreted that to mean that none of the footage in the trailer, and none of the imagery form the poster, is actually in the film.<p>which is fine, but that's just a supposition. I certainly wouldn't interpret that from what Abrams said. hence my original point: you like the attention and gratification that comes from starting some new rumor, or phrase, or whatever. so you take something that's halfways plausible, and you sort of transmogrify it, until it seems mroe interesting, and then you say it in a cryptic way, and just sit back and hope it catches on.<p>but as you can see, unfortunately, no one is buying it anymore...<p>answer oolio's question, kiddo.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:28 p.m. CST

    You can't trademark Titles

    by chrth

    <nt>

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Thanks MrX

    by Dietrich

    Your comments encourage more discussion. <br> You only know what has been shown. <br> Trademark - Overnight - will work for film title. Is it the title? You don't know. <br> Speculation is like a toilet, it swirls the waste around until finally there is little left and the porceline is clean again. <br> <br> Throw down another Slusho. <br> See the world. <br> <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Of course you're laughing

    by Nightwood

    A forced, 'crying-on-the-inside' kind of laughter is a key ingredient in maintaining the vast levels of self-delusion from which you operate, kiddo.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

    As for the back of the pics

    by chrth

    That's odd, but I don't think it means anything. Although I wonder if it's a clue to look for on the next photo.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

    MRXE99

    by Talkbacker with no name

    I would wait until you find out the title this time. Remember what happened last time you claimed something was true before the fact? Yes so do we, eggman!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Wonka

    by Dietrich

    Your discussions have appeal. <br> They do have personal emotion woven into them. I admire that. <br> <br> Enjoy that Slusho! <br> <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Nightwood

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    Yeah...I'm pretty well aware of that. I just wanted to see what he was going to say. Those of us who have been dealing with MRX67 for about three weeks now are convinced he's about 15 yrs old. I would be fairly surprised if a piblisher jumped on a novel by someone so immature that their idea of "clever" is to make jokes out of people's online names and call people "fag" etc. MRX67, a supposedly soon-to-be-published author, was unaware that there is even such a thing as a writing degree. He also used to constantly ask if there were any "aspired writers" on the board...I'm assuming he meant "aspiring". He also claimed to make his living in law enforcement as a detective. I tried real hard to ignore him for the last week or so...but now I just feel the need to encourage him. Again. What can I say? I'm bored.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Well as long as you KNOW you can write

    by Nightwood

    that'll save you the trouble of having to achieve any kind of aesthetic standard or level of craftsmanship. You can just tell yourself that the reason you're not published is because everybody else is wrong. Also, it typically takes a year or more for a completed, accepted manuscript to arrive in bookstores. So there's no 'reeeaallll soooon' in this case. Which you would know if you ever sold a book or even had an agent. Boy.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    "make his living in law enforcement as a detective"

    by Talkbacker with no name

    hahahaha MRXE99 is a card. That's best thing i've read here all day. That's eggcellent!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    MRX67: No you can't

    by chrth

    b. Titles. Titles, while not protected under copyright law, are sometimes protected under trademark and unfair competition laws. However, one-shot titles, no matter how clever they are, are not automatically entitled to trademark protection. To be protected, titles must achieve "secondary meaning." Secondary meaning is akin to the commercial magnetism of a title. As a rule, to be protected, titles must be "broadly known." Series titles, unlike one-shot titles, make good trademarks candidates. In addition, a title in one medium, will be protected in another. <p> http://www.copylaw.com/new_articles/trademrk.html#titles or http://tinyurl.com/2zk78f (as always, remove spaces)

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    dietrich

    by BadMrWonka

    you still haven't answered his question...you're beginning to act like you-know-who...sorry to say...

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Now boys...

    by Nightwood

    I say we redefine the conversational parameters of this discussion to include the kiddo's 'work-in-progress.' How about posting some samples? Most authors are happy to read from works-in-progress. I know I was on my first book tour. Surely a page or two is readable by now.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    'Hammer of the Gods' is the title of a Zep bio

    by chrth

    As well as a title for a book of Nietsche essays ... and a book about Anglo-Saxon Paganism in Modern Times (?!)<p> In other words, it's a trite title. Hope about simply 'The Hammer'? Similar idea, but doesn't come off as a Comic Book Guy title.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    "piblisher"

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    isn't a grammatical error, it's a typo. Notice that "i" is next to "u" on the keyboard. And I didn't accuseth thou of poor grammar...I accused you of using the wrong word. And being a teenager. And a putz.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    MRX67: Of course

    by chrth

    Also Hammer of God is a classic Arthur C. Clarke book, so you'd be (deliberately?) mixing up the title with it.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    "not dealing with one of the older publishing houses"

    by chrth

    You do realize that's a code-phrase for self-published, right?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    chrth

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    Lulu.com anyone?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST

    nope

    by Nightwood

    When dealing with one of the newer, more independent publishing houses, a year is still standard turnaround time.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Nightwood

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    When dealing with reality, MRX67 isn't actually writing a book at all.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Note, I'm not accusing MRX of self-publishing

    by chrth

    I'm just saying what the industry says.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST

    MRX67: Still trying to figure out what you meant by

    by chrth

    accusing me of not reading what I copied/pasted?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST

    unless of course

    by Nightwood

    you're not dealing with a publishing house at all, but a place where you pay to have yourself published and aren't sold in any real venues.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Ooblio

    by Dietrich

    To insert a break in your text, simply, with no spaces, type <br> <br> < b r > That should do it. <br> <br> Hope that answers your question. <br> <br> Chill out with an icy cold Slusho! <br> <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    what title?

    by Nightwood

    'Overnight' or 'Hammer of the Gods'? I don't care about the title of this movie. I just like fucking with delusional jerks sometimes. Like this morning.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Yeah...

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    WE'RE delusional...

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Damn you Wonka!

    by chrth

    (had to be said)

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Oops!

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    sorry Nightwood...I thought for a second MRX67 had posted that. Carry on...

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    not you guys at large--

    by Nightwood

    just the one named after the retard gene.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Take it easy.

    by Dietrich

    It's coming near time to share a Slusho and make friends here. <br> <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:54 p.m. CST

    you're right

    by Nightwood

    We're not on your level. Being fairly witty and having at least a rudimentary understanding of the English language puts us several levels above you.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Oh, I'm delusional

    by chrth

    I have no delusions about that ... but wait, if I'm not delusional about being delusional, does that make me non-delusional?<p> Hot Patootie, Bless My Soul! I Really Love that Rock 'n' Roll!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:57 p.m. CST

    nobody but me

    by Nightwood

    Why would someone need to take another identity to help you make an ass of yourself? I can't figure what the motivation would be.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Dietrich, now that you're in response mode...

    by ooblio

    The question I had about line breaks I had really aimed at BadMrWonka (but thanks for the answer, all the same.) <br> The question I had for YOU is the one I posted yesterday at 03:38:29 PM. I look forward to your answer.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Nah, the only other logon Wonka has is JarJar4Prez...

    by chrth

    ...runs...

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    so you're just crackers, right?

    by Nightwood

    You just keep slipping farther and farther from reality. If you were a detective, I'd have thought you'd be able to locate your head in your ass by now, kiddo.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    But MRX67, you've also used 'kiddo'

    by chrth

    Great, everybody else on the board is the same person but me.<p> Or am I part of that same person?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    GeneralJackDaniels....

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    Wow. Zing! Nailed me with that one...you've got MY number...

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST

    chrth

    by BadMrWonka

    I wouldn't take anything M__67 says seriously. he's just pulling everyone's leg. he's claimed at various times to be a detective as well. it's all a rouse, so I wouldn't try to speak with him logically. he doesn't really have a book, he just likes to have fun with all of us. I wasted countless hours futzing with him before I sort of gave up. I ahte to see you waste your time with him as well, considering everything he says, more or less, is a joke. <p>he says, "I'm a detective!", then, "OK, I'm not a detective, I was kidding, but I do believe it's Voltron!", then, "OK, I was kidding, it's not Voltron, but I am an author with a new book coming out!"...in a few days, that will be yet another joke, and he'll have a new one to bait new talkbackers with.<p>trust me, pass on this one, all of you guys. and especially chrth. you got much too much intellect to bother with a teenager with an attention problem... ;o)<p>as further proof this kid is just having a laugh with all of us, this is where he got his name from:<p>http://tinyurl.com/34yp8h<p>(oh, and ooblio...you see what I mean about dietrich? he can sidestep a direct question almost as well as M__67...I told you it wasn't worth the trouble. but again, I applaud your optimism...)

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST

    If it's the poster...

    by Dietrich

    you ask about, you are not needing to question. <br> <br> You seemed to convey a thought pattern of one who can conclude the simple message. <br> <br> Monster, Destruction, Metro <br> <br> Defined by marketing imagery. <br> <br> Not literal images. <br> As I said, you seem to need no question. <br> Sit back and relax with a Icy Cold Slusho! You earned it! <br> <br> 1-18-08 <br> <br> Still LOST?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST

    You can buy my writing

    by Nightwood

    At most bookstores. First book was a collection of short stories published by Macadam/Cage. The second is a novel that was sold to Wm.Morrow in May, scheduled for Fall of 2008.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST

    MRX67

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    BTW, the only person who concluded that your poetry was better than Wonka's was you. I don't remember anyone else commenting at all. Could be wrong, though...it has been a while.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Wonka: Have no fear

    by chrth

    I'm just trying to make some positive contributions, not really arguing. Hammer of the Gods really is a lousy title.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    I am read

    by Nightwood

    and my talent has been acknowledged. Unlike yours. See the difference, kiddo?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    You could

    by Nightwood

    Pick up a copy of Best American Short Stories 2006, or peruse back issues of the Atlantic Monthly or The Paris Review, or go to Macadam/Cage's website and look at some of their short story collections. That's where you'll find me, kiddo.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST

    The Superdooper Happytime Smile Show

    by LaserPants

    Theres your effing title right there. Imagine all the people waiting in line to have a superdooper happytime smile time only to be blindsided by THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT meets GODZILLA? Take that, superdooper happytime smile enthusiasts!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:09 p.m. CST

    fair enough

    by BadMrWonka

    I feel like posting another poem for M__67, though...he posted one that was ALL CAPS with no line breaks, no punctuation, and spelling errors. it was about lamenting the glory that was america. touching...sort of like when they get an elephant to paint with its trunk. you don't expect much, you just go, "awwww...."

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Oh, that's why nobody liked your poetry

    by Nightwood

    Also, it should be 'comment' and 'unbiased.' Shifting tenses there; always the mark of a superior writer.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Nightwood

    by BadMrWonka

    his greatest hit was, "this is all here say"...<p>takes some stones to keep up the "I'm an author." joke after that one.<p>and you are aware of his attitude towards writing degrees, right? that's a classic.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Ok, I award points to MRX67 for that one, Nightwood

    by chrth

    That was well-played

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    a poem

    by BadMrWonka

    8:27<p> eleven-eleven, make a wish<br>
my recently acquired room<br>
holds forever my superstitions<br>
I line my shoes up in my closet<br>
soldiers made of rubber and scuff<br>
I burn my candle every night<br>
and turn the computer off with a click<br>
I always set my alarm a little off<br>
maybe just 8:27 instead of 8:30<br>
it never has any effect, I wake<br>
every morning to the same feeling<br>

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    BadMrWonka: Too emo

    by chrth

    Good imagery though (like the 'soldiers made of rubber and scuff')<p> Heh, I always set my alarm a little off too. I fear what that might mean.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    MRX67

    by BadMrWonka

    if you can tell me what is grammatically unique about the above poem of mine, I'll change my name to "MRX67isRIGHT" for 3 days. all my posts will be under that name.<p>once he gives up, anyone else can guess...but the name change deal only goes for MRX67. good luck!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    MRX67

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    Unilke you, I am not a child and can admit when I am wrong. If you post something that is better than Wonka or Nightwood or whoever, I WILL tell the truth if I think it is better. And the truth is, I didn't think your poem was bad at all. I just didn't think it was quite as rich as Wonka's. And I really don't know why I keep talking to you...I guess I'm just enthralled by your obsession with pretending to be things you're not...why can't you just be yourself? Your opinions (good or bad) would be every bit as valid or invalid without you pretending to be a cop or an author. I paid you a sincere compliment a while back and told you I thought you were a fairly creative kid...why do you feel the need to lie constantly about your station in life?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Damn you Wonka!

    by chrth

    You know I'll puzzle over it forever. Aarrgghh.<p> Ok, deeeep breath ... deeeeeeeep breath.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    perhaps not "unique", "unusual" would be a better word

    by BadMrWonka

    and chrth, I was in europe when the term "emo" became popular. I've never really understood what it really means, other than people always seem to use it in a derogatory way, the way people used to say, "slacker" or something. <p>it seems to me like what the label "alternative music" was...just sort of a dismissive way to categorize something. but then again, I don't really know what the hell it means? what is your take on it?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I predict the title shall be:

    by wr4thchild

    Based on what we know...there will be 4 posters. Monstrous, Furious, and Terrifying are out there. The final will be: Colossus Think about it. Wouldn't that be a killer name for a Godzilla type monster? If I am proven wrong, so be it, but until the actual title is revealed, that is my prediction...

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:28 p.m. CST

    MRX67

    by BadMrWonka

    it's not a run-on sentence, brother.<p>and besides your insults, are you going to try to guess what is unusual about the poem in terms of the grammar? or do you give up?<p>try to respond without insults, just let me know if you're gonna give it a shot, or if you don't care to.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Emo

    by chrth

    Basically, it's a bunch of teenagers listening to the Cure, wearing black, and cutting themselves to feel pain.<p> They've fabricated this whole melancholy existence. The reason it has negative connotations is because it's a crock.<p> That said, I wish my lawn was Emo so it would cut itself.<p> Also, do you watch BSG all the way through the end credits? The end of the 2-parter with the Cylon Virus had the producer sign going "Give me the cure" the other turning into the dude from The Cure, and the first cutting himself. It was totally Emo.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    how do we know when MRX67 gives up?

    by SkeletonParty

    And we can take a guess at what is grammatically unusual about Wonka's poem?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST

    BadMrWonka: It looks Iambic

    by chrth

    But that's not grammar (meter, I think), or unusual.<p> Hint request: Does the fact that the line says "line my shoes up" instead of "line up my shoes" have anything to do with it?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST

    chrth

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    "That said, I wish my lawn was Emo so it would cut itself." Classic. And Wonka, MRX67 is incapable of responding without insults because he is a kid...a weird kid...and a kid who's probably had his smartass kicked a few times, too. The internet provides him with a way to anonymously lash out at this cruel, cruel world and be anyone he wants...

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    MRX67: It has two commas, and it *is* poetry

    by chrth

    No poet worth his/her mettle would deride poetry simply because it's a run-on sentence. I mean, are you going to criticize Coleridge?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    MRX

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    "One very long and confusing sentence without commas or a sentence." A sentence without a sentence? This makes sense how?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:51 p.m. CST

    it's not a run-on sentence, MRX67

    by BadMrWonka

    I conclude he gives up, anyone can take a crack at it...<p>my only hint is that "grammatically unusual", is the best way I can describe it. basically, there is something, that is probably not unique, but very unusual for a poem. and it has to do with a certain aspect of how it's written. the category that falls under is grammar, although perhaps not in the way MRX67 is thinking of grammar.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Run-on in poetry isn't unusual

    by chrth

    In Xanadu did Kublai Khan<p> His stately pleasure dome decree<p> Where Alph the sacred river ran<p> Through caverns measureless to man<p> Down to a sunless sea.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:51 p.m. CST

    MRX67

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    You did. My mistake. My internet connnection is running slow and I must have been typing as you were correcting.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    I gotta run out for lunch now

    by BadMrWonka

    plus AICN seems to be pretty damn slow in updating the posts...I'll be back in a bit with the answer!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:03 p.m. CST

    they are filming in the financial district saturday

    by evilrobotmonkey

    this morning on my way to work i saw those bright yellow "don't park here, we are filming saturday" posters. it was at 59th and lex, across from the subway bar. the posters said the title was "cheese". i was like what kind of a fucking name is that?? then i get in to work and see this. maybe i'll come back saturday and check it out.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST

    I'm back

    by Nightwood

    Giving a title and admitting to being in 'rewrites' doesn't demonstrate anything kiddo. My work has been bought and published and sold and nominated for awards. I don't need to give a title for any of it (though you might be able to figure out who I am given what I've said). It's in bookstores. It's well-reviewed. I have a good job teaching in one of those non-existent writing programs. Whereas you have no friends, no career, and no woman. If you find the right medication, you might begin to understand the reasons for all that.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Stupid page keeps crashing on me (& Nightwood)

    by chrth

    And Wonka has me stumped. Dam--eh, you know. Nightwood: Ok, I admit, I'm intrigued. I did just get an Amazon.com gc, any chance you could post a title in code?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Nothing's so boring

    by Nightwood

    as a delusional loser constantly getting his ass handed to him; e.g., you. What would a title do except enable you to troll my book listing on Amazon and post a bunch of phony reviews? Activate your awesome detective skills and figure it out douche. And I can tell by your panicked and evasive posts that I'm a much, much bigger man than you.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Also

    by Nightwood

    I don't really need to be 'credible to you' MRX, since, you know, I'm already credible to the publishing world at large. See what you did by being such a douche? You might have met some people on these talkbacks who could have actually helped steer you toward ways you might accomplish some of your goals, with regard to learning to write and publishing a book; instead, as you've no doubt done your entire life, you just made an ass of yourself and alienated everybody. Cheers, kiddo.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Nightwood

    by chrth

    Can you email me the title at gmail, gchrth is my logon. I swear on Wonka's grave not to pass on the info.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:36 p.m. CST

    MRX67: that's not it

    by chrth

    Poem starts at 11:11, not at 8:27. It ends at 8:27.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:41 p.m. CST

    the poem

    by Steve_Dooku

    MR - the poem isn't about setting the clock early, it's about rituals and superstitions. The title is "8:27" (I think)

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    DAMN, they put the LOTR: Complete Recordings on sale!!!

    by chrth

    48.97 for TT and 34.97 for FOTR. Dammit, do I buy them, or just TT?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    8:27 is the title (which can't be trademarked); 11:11

    by chrth

    is the start of the first line "eleven-eleven, make a wish"

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    nope

    by Nightwood

    I'm 30, and that's not at all what happens to bad writers. Bad writers don't get published (like you). Every artist in every medium first learns craft by apprenticing himself/herself to adept, successful artists within their chosen field. It's always been that way in writing, painting, sculpture, music, etc. In the 20th century, due to student interest and demand, universities started including writing among the artistic disciplines which they designed programs and courses around. If by 'writing full time' you mean, 'getting rich by writing,' that's hardly a measure of success or longevity. Check out the number of Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Winners who teach at universities. You know why they do that? Because the jobs demand little of your time, pay great, and include excellent benefits, which are important if you're raising a family (something you won't have to worry about). And kiddo, you're not publishing any book unless it's on Lulu.com.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Right, I guess Wonka will let you know

    by Steve_Dooku

    Good Luck <br><br> BTW, this puzzle was better than the Slusho and 1-18-08 ones. At least an answer seems imminent.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    touching some nerves with the little man

    by Nightwood

    Sure you are buddy. Like I've said, a forced, 'crying-on-the-inside' kind of laughter is essential to maintain the levels of self-delusion at which you operate. Judging by your posts, not only do you write like someone with a learning disability, you're a sequestered and lonely little man, desperate for any kind of attention, even negative. Watch for that title where, I wonder? Self-publishers don't sell their books on amazon or bookstores, so where exactly might it be seen? I mean except on the plethora of books that already share that cliched title.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Why say 'eleven-eleven' instead of 11:11, though?

    by chrth

    8:27 and 8:30 are both in HH:MM format, why not 11:11?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    1111

    by Steve_Dooku

    I thought that was the room number "of the newly acquired room" in a hotel?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Steve, that would make sense

    by chrth

    Also since he has to set the alarm to a specific time (if it was the same alarm clock, it would just need to be turned on). Ok, so 1111 is a room. Let me reread.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3 p.m. CST

    (I feel like I'm back in 10th grade English)

    by chrth

    <nt>

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    whoa-I made a terrible mistake.

    by Nightwood

    I went and looked at the old talkbacks for this movie and read some of MRX's posts. Now I feel like I've spend the afternoon kicking a cripple. I'd assumed I was dealing with someone who had at least a tertiary relationship to reality. I don't normally pick on the mentally handicapped, I swear.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Lament, For Cocoa

    by chrth

    The scum has come. / My cocoa’s cold. / The cup is numb, / And I grow old.<p> It seems an age / Since from the pot / It bubbled, beige / And burning hot-<p> Too hot to be / Too quickly quaffed. / Accordingly, / I found a draft<p> And in it placed / The boiling brew / And took a taste / Of toast or two.<p> Alas, time flies / And minutes chill; / My cocoa lies / Dull brown and still.<p> How wearisome! / In likelihood, / The scum, once come, / Is come for good.<p> --John Updike

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:06 p.m. CST

    There are no 13's

    by Steve_Dooku

    None of the sentences have 13 syllables, but there are 13 lines (counting the title and the blank line between it and the body)<br><br> yeah, I might be reaching a little.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Nightwood, are you going to come through for me?

    by chrth

    Or should I just buy the LOTR Recordings?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:09 p.m. CST

    that's pretty cool

    by Nightwood

    A lament for time and mortality in six quatrains, expanding out the objective correlative of a mug of cocoa. I was going to give you props before I saw Updike's name, thinking you'd written it.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Nightwood

    by AsgardTehGreat

    Why you are such a dick? MRX67 is right, as long as you dont announce any titles of your so called "masterpieces" it doesnt mean shit. Did you know I build the eifel tower? prove me wrong. MRX67 may played a game with us all, still it was entertaining and kept the TB alive. Leave him alone and go back beating your wife or whatever ever you do in your free time. and dont even start with my grammar Im german.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    that sort of engagement is not what makes a good writer

    by Nightwood

    But it is what makes a grade-A asshole. The way an obnoxious brat in the supermarket can engage your attention, for instance, doesn't mean the kid's a good writer. Tell your school's nurse that you're hearing voices, kid, and they'll be able to start trying to find the right meds for you.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Oh Lord No, I couldn't write that

    by chrth

    My poetry is limited to simple 4 verses of abab, and many valiant (but ultimately failed) attempts to duplicate Tolkien's Errantry scheme.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:15 p.m. CST

    I'm telling you, no one is going to read a book titled

    by chrth

    'Hammer of the Gods', unless they think they're picking up the Arthur C. Clarke one and grab yours by mistake.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:16 p.m. CST

    AsgardTeh

    by Nightwood

    Nah. That couldn't be more wrong. Even if I give you the titles, how would you know I'm who I say I am? What if I said my last book was 'The Lay of the Land'? Does that make me Richard Ford? I never said I wrote 'masterpieces', just that I'm an actual working writer who was trying to demonstrate that MRX was talking out his ass and didn't have anything going. Simple truth is that I haven't lied about anything I've said, and MRX has alienated everybody in these talkbacks, except, I guess, for you. But if you're German you have no right to call anybody a dick. Ever.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Some recent samples of my poetry

    by chrth

    (These are all snippets from a Civilization IV Succession Game thread that was built on Vogon poetry)<p> I will lurk<br> in best Vogon style<br> While gators crest<br> Along the Nile<br> <br> As Pharoahs work<br> To build their tombs<br> They doth do best<br> To seal their doom<br> <p> **Next poem:<p> In terms of leaders it seems to me<br> That with all the focus on poetry<br> Creative is the first trait to embrace<br> <br> And since the Vogon are bureaucratic<br> (and a little autocratic)<br> Organized takes second place<br> <br> Combine the two and you will find<br> And I think no one will mind<br> That Augustus of Rome wins this race<br> <p> **And finally, I ripped off Howl:<p> I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by <br> madness, starving hysterical naked, <br> dragging themselves through the vogon streets at dawn <br> looking for an iron fix, <br> beakerheaded sci-men burning for the ancient heavenly <br> connection to the starry praetorian in the machin- ery of night

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:32 p.m. CST

    I appreciate the consolation

    by Nightwood

    I've explicitly pointed out why giving a title lacks all point. Suppose I said I was a writer named "Jack Pendarvis" or "Peter Rock" or "Daniel Alarcon" or "Benjamin Percy"? Do you see my point? Giving the title of my books wouldn't prove anything at all. We're on the fucking internet. All it would do was give you a couple amazon listings where you could post negative reviews. That said, you're still a delusional, lonely little man with a learning disability. Just keep telling yourself it's not you, it's everybody else.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:33 p.m. CST

    New Talkback!

    by chrth

    http://www.aintitcool.com/?q=node/33543

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    no one's guess it yet, so one last hint

    by BadMrWonka

    it's about what's missing, rather than what's there...certain words aren't there, suffice to say...<p>and MRX67, nice guess, but the line placement would hardly be unusual, and it wasn't intentional anyway, just AICN's bad html coding and spacing...<p>I'm gonna check out the new talkback, and then I'll be back with the answer. hope people won't be mad when they find out!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:46 p.m. CST

    showing dem lacks of education

    by Nightwood

    No. My last post is grammatically correct too. Grammar doesn't exist for a sense of propriety, it exists for clarity. So admitting to not giving a fart about grammar and spelling doesn't imply any sense of go-it-on-your-own rebeliousness; it just means you're a lazy, hubristic cock who can't be bothered with learning how to communicate clearly. Bodes well for your 'book', kiddo.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Sorry, Nightwood

    by chrth

    Since you're ignoring me, I'm going to have to presume you're lying.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    I don't think I'm going to leave you alone MRX

    by Nightwood

    I think I'm going to show up to your talkbacks and continue kicking your ass while you whine things like 'this is over' or 'maybe you should go rest for aswhile'... trying to bitch-out because you're just a lonely little doughboy with nothing to bring. See you soon, kiddo.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST

    buddy, you can think I'm lying all you want

    by Nightwood

    That doesn't matter in the least. What talkbackers do or don't believe doesn't change my life, and it doesn't take the truth from any of the things I've said about MRX or myself. The only thing I wanted to prove was what a delusional, mouth ass this MRX was, which I've done. For the record, I haven't lied once, but that's kind of irrelevant to the point at hand, which is MRX's bullshit.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:59 p.m. CST

    There once was a girl from Nantucket...

    by The Dum Guy

    Who read this thread, and said "Fuckit".<br><br>I was thinking of buying one of those Slusho shirts from the webpage, but I figure, they should pay me to wear it.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Then email me the title if you've written anything

    by chrth

    I've posted my email address on a public forum (which is never a fun thing to do). But not only did you not do anything about it, you weren't even respectful enough to respond. That sets off my bullshit meter. And you may not care what MRX thinks, but unlike him, there are a lot of people on this site that cares what I think. And I think you're lying. And I'll make sure everyone knows it.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    sorry--

    by Nightwood

    that should read "mouthy ass"

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST

    go ahead chrth

    by Nightwood

    My two points are valid: How would you know that I am who I say I am? What's to stop me from simply pretending to be another writer, any writer? Second, how could this possibly be any good for my books-- to let a conflict in an AICN talkback effect what people would say about them, good or bad? I can't imagine any real writer would tell you who they were. But tell people I'm a liar, if you want. I don't see how it affects me in the least.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    chrth

    by BadMrWonka

    I support anyone that holds people accountable for their claims on here. fight the good fight!<p>last chance to guess at what's conspicuously absent from my poem before I tell you!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    sorry--

    by Nightwood

    that should read, let 'an AICN talkback affect'; I imagine you might catch that.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST

    actually chrth

    by Nightwood

    If you read my 3:32 post, I already told you who I am.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Wonka, I don't see it

    by chrth

    I was looking for missing articles, etc., but no dice. Just tell us ... and DAMN YOU

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:26 p.m. CST

    I don't think you get it, Nightwood

    by chrth

    If you point me in the direction of another book, I'll be benefitting another author by purchasing their book. Lying to me serves no purpose as I have nothing to gain by knowing who you are. I'm not in the middle of some sort of "Writer/Not Writer" debate like you are with MRX. I was just interested in reading something that somebody else wrote.<p> At this point, MRX has more credibility as a writer. (Although I need to check the 3:32 reference) If that doesn't make your skin crawl, nothing will.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:27 p.m. CST

    ok then

    by BadMrWonka

    unlike almost every poen you've ever read. there isn't a single adjective in the entire poem. one adjectival clause (recently acquired), but that's it. it was my attempt to make the description of that particular scenario and feeling as concrete as possible.<p>hope that wasn't so simple as to be a letdown!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:29 p.m. CST

    poen?

    by BadMrWonka

    across between a poem and a peon?<p>I need to slow down on the coffee today...

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    nice job on the poem

    by Steve_Dooku

    Seriously.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    ooblio

    by TheNorthlander

    I truly miss Tom Jung's poster paintings. Remember the old Star Wars posters... BTW, War of the Worlds did have some of that stuff in it (as an updated version of the tv-show) and it worked so there's no reason more movies couldn't.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Wonka lies!

    by chrth

    "a" and "the" are technically adjectives!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 5:06 p.m. CST

    chrth, you dork!

    by BadMrWonka

    don't mess with the english teacher!<p>'a' and 'the' are technically adjectives, sure. but they are actually referred to more specifically, and more often, as "determiners".

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    The Slusho site

    by paulrichard

    Remember that episode of the Simpsons where Homer found that Mr. Sparkle detergent with his face on it. Does it remind anyone else of the Japanese video from that episode?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Don't mess with someone who had a Nun teach him grammar

    by chrth

    "A" and "The" are (In)definite Limiting Article Adjectives. And I'm pretty sure 'recently-acquired' qualifies as an adjective. :P<p> Just messing with you, I know what you meant. It's good work, and I see what you're going for.

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 8:51 p.m. CST

    blah!

    by BadMrWonka

    "recently acquired", as I said, is an adjectival clause...but not an adjective. proof: I could have said, "the room I recently acquired." no adjectives there!<p>and 'a' and 'the' are determiners...all modern linguists agree that though they are technically adjectives, they shouldn't be lumped in with the rest. perhaps nuns would disagree, but then, I think they would disagree with me on a lot of things!<p>I'm going to see a preview screening of Bourne Ultimatum, so I'll bid you adieu!

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Chrth

    by RokurGepta

    props to you sir, for posting the funniest thing I've read in weeks. <p> "That said, I wish my lawn was Emo so it would cut itself." <p> HILARIOUS, someone needs to make a t-shirt that says that on it. <p>

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 10:20 p.m. CST

    I'd be surprised if there wasn't already a t-shirt

    by chrth

    I wish I could remember where I heard that, I want to give the originator credit. Maybe in a sig at Gamespot?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST

    now if only someone could explain to me

    by RokurGepta

    what seen kids are, or is it scene kids? apparently there is a difference between scene/emo/goth/punk but they all "look" the same to me

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 10:55 p.m. CST

    random question

    by RokurGepta

    has anyone ever read the TORG possibility wars book trilogy? I thought they would make a decent movie series or tv series? <p> Thoughts?

  • Aug. 2, 2007, 11:39 p.m. CST

    HUGS

    by RokurGepta

    TO EVERYONE

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 1:06 a.m. CST

    I Left My Wallet In ElSegundo

    by Harry Weinstein

    I got to get it, I got got to get it.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 3:34 a.m. CST

    This sucks...

    by The Dum Guy

    I mean, finally with the U.N. going to Darfur...<br><br>Where is the goddamn monster?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Hammer of the Gods

    by smorgasbord

    oh goodie, Dr Woo's in it. I've loved the last series of Dr Woo. <p>Yeah, get me some of that Dr Woo stuff going. Bring on the Daleks MRX.<p>Will it have cybermen as well?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Dwarf-Giant??

    by smorgasbord

    what the...? dwarf-giant?<p> what, like lady-boy?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 6:55 a.m. CST

    hammer of the gods

    by smorgasbord

    for someone who was ranting against cthulhu a while back, that all reads very lovecraft to me.<p>Or were you joking about that?<p>maybe you're joking about this too<p>Either way, you're making me laugh more and more<p>Maybe you're actually the creation of a comedy genius.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7 a.m. CST

    WTF?!?!?

    by cromwell1666

    "These creatures have taken the shape of humans (man-beasts on his world) and they stand sixty feet tall." same paragraph "The man-beasts are like us according to Rohl. They could live amongst us and we wouldn't even know it." I'd totally notice if someonewas 60ft tall. Id do a spit take and run.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Clean up on Talkbalk 3...

    by smorgasbord

    jeez, can someone get a mop and get rid of this drivel.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Might want to change the title

    by cromwell1666

    Arthur C. Clarke wrote "The Hammer of God" and its a minor classic. Not like my novella "Animal Barn"

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Im going to change my screenname to Gabius

    by cromwell1666

    a Gabius is found

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Okay. Here's mine...

    by Nightwood

    Go buy a novel called "Lost City Radio" And I don't feel cruel enough this morning to critique that characterless melange of plot-points you've posted. Cheers.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    A report?

    by smorgasbord

    whu? Sent to THE President...<p> wow

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Daniel Alarcon?

    by RoboticShaman

    Is that you?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7:44 a.m. CST

    He's the author...

    by RoboticShaman

    ...of "Lost City Radio".

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Here's some of my writing

    by cromwell1666

    "Im afraid I have some bad news Governer Gremulak. Last night, while you were dreaming about 69ing Delta Burke, some douchebag turned all of the first born children in our state(Missouri) into monsters with freaky eyes and shit. I think you better start acting like the governer people elected and a whole less like some two-bit idiot!" "DAMN YOU SKLAKLAR, I hired you to be my vice governor, not my 'let me tell you how to live your life advisor.' I would like your resignation on my desk, but I think your so stupid you don't even know what a desk is!" That is from my novel "The Last Stand of the Aliens"

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7:46 a.m. CST

    If it is,

    by RoboticShaman

    Dude, you rock. And MRX, once again your ridiculous postings have drawn me out from under my bridge. Also, the word is "truly"-- no "E".

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    you've got a toilet?

    by smorgasbord

    and I thought you just dumped all your shit on here.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 8:05 a.m. CST

    well...

    by smorgasbord

    being back on topic wouldn't be as much fun though would it.<p>Christ, it's been that long I can't even remember the topic.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    work...?

    by smorgasbord

    Detective work?<p> Writer work?<p> Delivery boy work?<p>

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 8:23 a.m. CST

    ha ha ha ha !

    by smorgasbord

    yeah, he's an asshole<p> good point, well made.<p> HE'S an asshole...<p>Poor little MRX got attacked, by an asshole.<p>Oh the laughs just keep coming.<p>hurry back soon MRX, I'm missing you already.<p>Oh someone make him stop, the laughter is killing me.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Nightwood

    by smorgasbord

    If you are who you say you are, congrats. <p>I'd say I'll read your book, but I know I'll never get around to it, sorry.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 8:30 a.m. CST

    sssshhhhhhh...

    by smorgasbord

    Sleep weell sweet prince, sleep well...<p>...chuckle

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST

    MRX67: If that is seriously from HotGs (still a lousy

    by chrth

    title), drop it. The "sum up all exposition in one memo/conversation/etc" device is so passe it makes the 1890s seem hip. First rule of plotted* novels: never tell what you can show.<p> *As opposed to introspective novels, in which little is shown anyway

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 8:56 a.m. CST

    chrth

    by smorgasbord

    be quiet, he's gone night-night.<p>You know he gets grumpy when he's tired.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Chrth

    by smorgasbord

    Don't encourage him to drop it, I want to find out how Dr Woo and his companion save the planet from the 60ft giants-living-amongst-us-without-us-knowing-it.<p>or was it 60ft dwarves?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST

    MRX67 AICN's newest whipping boy

    by Phategod1

    You asked for this one son. I told you that Voltron shit would bite you in the ass and you'll never be able to live it down. That and you continue to act like a complete ass.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Well...

    by Ebolarama

    Cloverfield has jumped the shark

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Worst. TB Hijack. Ever.

    by ooblio

    So, I would propose that that "I'm a writer - No you're not, I'M a writer" stream was a serious waste of electrons. <br> The thread here was starting to focus on the poster, and the meaningfulness of (or lack thereof) imagery in the teaser poster. <br> And just when I honestly believed Deitrich was speculating about the merest possibility of answering my question about his interpretation of JJ Abrams comments from SD, a flaming train wreck of a conversation takes place about who's a writer and who's not. <br> There's got to be a good place to take such stuff, and I believe the best place is "outside". Yes, MRX67 will never live down his Voltron "joke"; he's labelled for life. But he still may have some insightful comments about the upcoming movie in question. Ya never know.<br> There are no other active talkbacks to share thoughts and speculations on this movie other than this one - the one with the picture of Sigmund the SeaMonster was an embarrassment. <br><p> So take this as a plea to stay somewhere in the neighbourhood of the current topic. Thanks.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 11:42 a.m. CST

    He brought it on his self

    by Phategod1

    the only thing he can do is get another username and stop acting like a ass.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    So what's the latest on the Voltron movie???

    by KenobiFan

    I'm hoping they have a preview for He-man in front of it. I can picture it now: some kids in NYC are having a party, when suddenly, there's a loud roar. Everyone goes outside where they see a big naked guy with a sword sitting on top of a giant green tiger. Of course, you don't actually see the tiger or the guy…because the entire movie is going to be shot as a giant flippy-book. Way Cool!

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Myspace

    by derf24

    Super 6 now accepting friends!

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    why are we encouraging such a waste of space

    by Alpha Trion

    You guys love to insult MRX, but all your doing is encouraging him. Based on his excerpt, if he is a paid writer, than he's a hack. A real, honest, creative storyteller would not have to preview his work on this stupid site. We are here to discuss "REAL" movies, stories and ideas created by people who actually get paid to work. I work on all kinds of hobbies that could be deemed entertainment but you dont see me subjecting strangers to it. I was hoping this talkback could be about secrets that people are finding regarding this movie, but instead its become MRX's personal forum for his horrible atory ideas. NO ONE CARES! and those that are still responding to this loser obviously care more about crap than real entertainment. Which explains why entertainment has gotten so bad.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    MRX67

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    People in glass houses REALLY should not throw stones. I think you need to stop telling other writers that their work sucks. Because that exerpt was not good. It wasn't the worst thing I've ever read...but it isn't good. It reads like fan fiction. Two things: 1. You shouldn't spood feed the reader the entire setup in the opening passage. 2. I don't think the President would be notified of an impending war with an alien civilization via a letter. I'm pretty sure there would probably be a top-level cabinet meeting on that one.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    of course I meant

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    "spoon feed"...

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Hilarious or Scary?????

    by RokurGepta

    The tremendous waste of money "Evan Almighty" which was released in theaters in June of year, is going to be airing in its entirety on AUGUST 10th, on USA. <P> zombie fucking baby jesus christ, is that the fucking shortest from theater to television jump ever made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    This is fucking ridiculous, people.

    by RoboticShaman

    This guy is not a writer. He is not a detective, or cop, or whatever he claimed to be first. He adopts such ridiculous affectations-- the whole "just making myself a long island ice tea" thing; "rewrites...a cigar"-- in some sort of bizarre imitation of what he believes the people he claims to be would act like. That fucking horrendous excerpt that he posted was Reader's Digest-level writing, something he probably slaved over for an hour in order to have something he could post the next time someone claimed he wasn't a writer-- which, let's face it, is an easy assumption to make when the motherfucker can't spell or punctuate to save his goddamned life. The fact that anyone would even converse with him as though they believed his claims that he's a writer is as absurd as his "novel". This is a sad, lonely, pathetic fuckhole of a kid with a desperate need to make others believe he actually has some worth. If it's not a blatantly transparent and poorly conceived conspiracy theory regarding-- of all things-- VOLTRON, it's that he's a real-live policeman! No, wait, he's a real-live writer (who, not long ago, admitted his ignorance re: writers in general when he had to be informed about getting "a degree in writing")! Fuck this, and fuck the fact that we've all let it go on this long. I come onto this TB every day to read some of your guys' opinion on this whole 1-18-08 thing because I'm genuinely interested in the movie. Some of you-- hell, a good amount-- of you are intelligent, creative, and similarly interested in this flick. I love hearing what you guys have to contribute. But, fuck, lady, I am tired of reading this douche bag's posts amongst all of yours. Die in fire, dickface.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Not so fast!

    by RoboticShaman

    You only get one (1)witty retort per attack post. Also, no capslock, douche.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Ah, ah, ah!

    by RoboticShaman

    You've already used your alloted witty retort. Please resume your cigar-smoking and novel-writing...God knows you need it.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Readers Digest

    by RokurGepta

    I read the jokes, but that is about it.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Reader's Digest...

    by RoboticShaman

    The recent issue has an awesome novel excerpt from an up and coming writer that I absolutely loved. Something about dwarf-giants and energy queefs. You should totally check it out; it's much funnier than the jokes.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Overnight....

    by RoboticShaman

    As in the "overnight" success you're going to achieve with your sweet new book? I think it's great.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:12 p.m. CST

    First!

    by KenobiFan

    C'mon, the only things we're going to learn about Cloverfield is what JJ wants us to learn. Why waste time looking for things when there really is no reward for doing so? Is there going to be a big prize for the guy who solves the Cloverfield riddle? Is the level of satisfaction going to be that great? Am I going to win a year's worth of Slusho? JJ generated this discussion by creating a simplistic preview that begged to be picked apart. And so we are. I don't feel guilty about that in the least. It's fun and I'm sure the movie will be too.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Questions? Sure!

    by RoboticShaman

    1. On a scale of 1-9, how awesome will your novel be (assuming that 1 is like a L. Ron Hubbard level of awesomeness, with 9 being like a Christopher Pike level of blinding awesomeness)?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:15 p.m. CST

    But, wait, I thought of a couple more...

    by RoboticShaman

    2. If your novel and an android with laser hands that shot chainsaw bombs were to have a cage match with the winner being decided by who was the most baddest-assest, what could we expect the outcome of said match to be?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST

    One last one...

    by RoboticShaman

    3. What if I told you that I am actually you, from the future, and was able to fund the development and running of my/your/our own personal time machine just from the financial windfall that resulted from the release of my/your/our first novel, HAMMER OF THE GODS? How would you choose to deal with news that awesome? Get ready for the big time, me-- our new address is about to be 123 Easy Street...just as soon as you finish our kick-ass book.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Uh, you said to ask questions.

    by RoboticShaman

    Please respond, because I was just waiting for you to make the invitation and I'm extremely concerned with the answers.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    No, sir, I'm sorry..

    by RoboticShaman

    For falling for your trap. You said to ask questions, and now that I've asked them, you no longer want to talk about your awesome book, you want to talk about the movie...I call bullshit, man. Why tell me to ask questions if you don't want to answer any? I'm serious, sir. Please answer the questions you requested I ask of you.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:36 p.m. CST

    These are serious questions!

    by RoboticShaman

    How dare you, sir. I feel like you are mocking me and my honest attempt to get you to speak candidly about your awesome book. Here, let's start over: 1.) On a scale of 1-9, how awesome will your novel be (assuming that 1 is like a L. Ron Hubbard level of awesomeness, with 9 being like a Christopher Pike level of blinding awesomeness)?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST

    (Sidenote)

    by RoboticShaman

    (Feel free to make your responses as awesome as possible, because after reading the excerpt of the awesome forthcoming novel HAMMER OF THE GODS, I know you are capable of some hard-core awesomeness)

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Please stop teasing me, sir...

    by RoboticShaman

    ...and answer the question. Feel free to be as awesome while answering the questions as you are when you are writing the awesome forthcoming novel HAMMER OF THE GODS, as I enjoy a good dose of awesomeness.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Wow, really?

    by RoboticShaman

    That's all it took to get you the fuck out of here, you enormous cum dumpster? Where's the cool guy with all the answers? Come back any time.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    RoboticShaman

    by RokurGepta

    YOU sir are more annoying than you think MRX67 is!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Sir!

    by RoboticShaman

    Really! This is getting to be absurd. First, you want questions asked. Then you don't want to answer them. Then you say you're leaving. Now you're back, but you're reverting to an old conversation. Please stay on topic: This is not about Cloverfield, or "Lost City Radio", or the title changes...this is about you and your awesome forthcoming novel, HAMMER OF THE GODS. I don't want to talk about anything other than that. Actually, here are the things I feel should be up for discussion: Your awesome writing skills; your kick-ass character names from your forthcoming awesome novel HAMMER OF THE GODS; your detective work; your "all-around" awesomeness, as opposed to any specific facet of awesomeness; when we can expect to be able to preorder your forthcoming novel HAMMER OF THE GODS; and, finally, the answers to my questions.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    RokurGepta!

    by RoboticShaman

    I have no qualms with you sir! This remains between me and the other gentleman, MRX67, and I implore you not to become ensnared in our ongoing attempt at an exclusive interview with this hot, new writer. Also, wristfuck your mother.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST

    You rascal.

    by RoboticShaman

    You know I'm captivated, we've established that. Now: Answer time!

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 2:59 p.m. CST

    "Also, wristfuck your mother."

    by RokurGepta

    hilarious... thank you

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Bwahahahahahahahaha

    by RoboticShaman

    hahahahahahahhhhaaaa. Oh, man, awesome.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST

    You're right.

    by RoboticShaman

    I should totally allow myself to be drawn into a conversation about why I have the day off, what I do, and provide-- on a very public messageboard-- my address to someone who is now claiming not to be the awesome MRX67 but a mysterious and ominous (and equally spelling-challenged) "friend" of his? Dude, this is what "new low" smells like.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    I know, I know...

    by RoboticShaman

    I should totally be concerned about money, too. But how can I possibly be expected to work on a day like this, with the promise of hot dwarf-on-giant fiction just over the horizon?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 3:15 p.m. CST

    And for the love of God...

    by RoboticShaman

    ...when are we going to get to talk about the title "Overnight"?!

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Oh, why can't you behave...

    by ooblio

    To poor old MRX67: <br> If only you possessed a shred of self-control and self-respect, you wouldn't rise to the continual barrage you claim to wish to get away from. You say you want to talk about "Overnight", then you get sucked back into defending yourself with glib retorts and further arguments. If you were a writer of creative fiction worth his salt, you'd have answered the RoboticShaman's questions and been done with it:<br> 1: 8.5 (for modesty) <br> 2: My book, or course. <br> 3: I'd say "Great! Dinner's on you!"<p> Can we just get over it, and get on with it?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Oh, why can't you behave...

    by ooblio

    To poor old MRX67: <br> If only you possessed a shred of self-control and self-respect, you wouldn't rise to the continual barrage you claim to wish to get away from. You say you want to talk about "Overnight", then you get sucked back into defending yourself with glib retorts and further arguments. If you were a writer of creative fiction worth his salt, you'd have answered the RoboticShaman's questions and been done with it:<br> 1: 8.5 (for modesty) <br> 2: My book, or course. <br> 3: I'd say "Great! Dinner's on you!"<p> Can we just get over it, and get on with it?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    And I double posted for, um, EMPHASIS...

    by ooblio

    yeah, that's it.<p> Ok, sorry. It was an accident.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Alright, I'm satisfied.

    by RoboticShaman

    I will accept these responses from the gracious and polite Ooblio in lieu of responses from MRX67. Thank you for stepping in for our writer in residence. And, by the way, I'd give it a 9 over an 8.5 on the basis of that excerpt.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 3:27 p.m. CST

    this is priceless

    by BadMrWonka

    I've sent virtually everyone I know the link to this talkback to read MRX67's book excerpt. is is truly (or "truely", as he would say) hilarious.<p>I can't believe that any of you still think this guy is serious. he's a comedy genius! did you READ the "book" excerpt? he has a gift for riling us all up with these ridiculous whoppers. I tip my hat to him. he is andy kaufman...

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Hero Monster???

    by KenobiFan

    I like that!!! Do I win anything though??? I want a Hero-Monster hat!

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Watch out, Wonka....

    by RoboticShaman

    The dude's got some backup working for him.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 3:35 p.m. CST

    i got my slusho tee shirt and poster

    by pukelarry

    the tshirt i got was from comicon with a slusho cup on front and "you can't drink just six" on the back the poster is the official art w/ no title or date. very bad ass. heading to ebay...

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    1-18 vs. 7-11

    by KenobiFan

    Which is better: Icee or Slusho?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    If I actually posted my street address

    by RokurGepta

    i doubt I would get your book in the mail, in fact, I'd probably get tons of rather silly immature things from all the friendly posters here on AICN....

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    I would think...

    by RoboticShaman

    ...that giving out addresses wouldn't be necessary. I mean, can't we just pick it up at Barnes and Nobel? I was up there earlier this afternoon trying to get a pre-order in and they had no idea what I was talking about. They kept saying something about a lead zeppelin, which sounds really poorly designed to me.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    I bet.....

    by RoboticShaman

    ...it's awesome, whatever it is.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    and I was sure

    by RokurGepta

    that you would tell me to post my address, I was actually thinking of doing it for kicks. Worst Case Scenario, nothing happens, and hey maybe I would get a cool book in the mail? <p> I went to amazon to look up hammer of the gods, and I found led zepplin books, some viking book, and this <p> http://www.amazon.com/Hammer-Gods-Apocalyptic-Criminally-Insane/dp/0971457840/ref=pd_bbs_11/103-5575837-3697438?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186174650&sr=8-11

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Uh-oh...

    by RoboticShaman

    ...title change time? Maybe BACKHOE OF THE GODS?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    In other news

    by RokurGepta

    I just saw a trailer for "The Nines" starring Ryan Reynolds. It looks fraking awesome

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 4:08 p.m. CST

    How dare you, sir.

    by RoboticShaman

    I don't appreciate false compliments. Your failure to properly respond to my questions, paired with your decision to bring in an intermediary on your end in an attempt to discuss my location and employment history, has caused me great personal anguish and an awkward sort of arousal. I feel like our relationship has reached a point where we can no longer continue together, as your actions belie a sort of dishonest mania that I am not prepared to welcome into my life. Fuckface.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Overnight...

    by ooblio

    Initial, visceral reaction: Nope, I don't like it. <p> Upon further reflection: What's in a name? Judge a book by its cover? One of the peculiar things I think about when a movie title is release is "how will I sound when I'm standing at the kiosk, asking for a ticket for this film?" Hmmm. I remember "One for 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights', please". Ouch. <p> So it passes the ticket-booth test. <p> Next, I ask myself, what does the title make me think of? What images does in immediately conjure up? In this case, (as was pointed out earlier) a courier company's promise. Or perhaps something you have to sleep through. Maybe, A Long Way To Go Before You Get There. None of them grab me. <p> Now comes the big test: How well does it seem to meet my expectations with respect to the film to which it is attached? And in this case, not at all. A great big flop of a name, as far as I'm concerned. Give me "GARGANTUA!" or "It Came From Beneath the Sea / Outer Space / Beyond the Sky / Somewhere Else". It's very possible that "My Dinner with Gorgo" would stir my blood more than does "Overnight". <p> But... Passing these tests is NOT the recipe for a good movie. I take myself back to the summer of 1988. Ah, what a summer. The HUGE blockbuster of that summer was a little flick called "Die Hard". and I distinctly recall thinking "A movie named after a Sears car battery? How good could that be. I'm not seeing that..." And I didn't. Not until it has long left the theatres, and was out in VHS. And then one day I sat down with it and was blown away. I truly love that movie. I faithfully watch it every Christmas, somewhere between Charlie Brown and The Grinch (animated). So it just goes to show, you never can tell. <p> My final conclusion about "Overnight" as the title for this film: Nope, I still don't like it. Not one bit.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Trailer for "The Nines"

    by RokurGepta

    http://media.movies.ign.com/media/945/945609/vids_1.html <p> watch it, and tell me what you think

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST

    funny comic about why transformers sucked

    by RokurGepta

    http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=241

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST

    i'm bored

    by RokurGepta

    Where did everyone go?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Watching ZODIAC...

    by RoboticShaman

    It's pretty solid.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Zodiac

    by RokurGepta

    yeah I'm looking forward to watching that too

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    i figured it out

    by nikem3

    the monster.... is REPTAR!!!!! from rugrats... he said its not godzilla... and who else than the rugrats idle to tear the city apart

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Wonka

    by smorgasbord

    You've hit the nail right on the head with Andy Kaufman. I was racking my brain trying to think of someone who come have invented so good a character and continued to live it through all the abuse. <p>Well done.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Too Much Credit

    by RoboticShaman

    Kaufman was, arguably, the finest comedian/performance artist of his generation. MRX67 is a fucking clown. It's giving him way too much credit to slap a "Kaufman" label on him, dude.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Robotic

    by smorgasbord

    Yeah, he's probably jerking off to that comment right now.<p>Hope his mum doesn't hear him<p>He can't be for real though, unless he does really have some kind of mental problem...

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Smorg

    by RoboticShaman

    I'd find it hard to believe the dude was even born when Kaufman was on the loose. He's probably seen the name used in connection with himself and wikipedia'd it to figure out what we're talking about. And I think he is for real, if you consider being a lying, paranoid, giant bag of douche for the sake of being a lying, paranoid giant bag of douche "for real".

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Yikes!

    by Hugh G Rekshun

    The faggery on these boards seems to increase geometrically everytime I read it.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    robotic

    by smorgasbord

    you're probably right, I said it - christ it feels like months ago - probably two weeks ago, he's 15.<p>If he's not then it's kinda depressing because he's so much like the reasonably clever socially inept geeks that were into D&D and Lovecraft etc. when I was at school.<p>They were the reason I didn't read Lovecraft for many years, even though I knew would really enjoy his work - and did do when I finally got around to it.<p>Now if it were my film, we'd find out to our horror that MRX is just Wonka pissing around with us.<p>Man, that would be fucked up.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Geometrically?

    by smorgasbord

    Or is it too faggy to suggest that you meant exponentially?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    I think he means:

    by RoboticShaman

    ironically.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Hugh G Rekshun

    by RokurGepta

    The education board called, they said they want your GED back

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 7:52 p.m. CST

    irony...?

    by smorgasbord

    now there's a concept!

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 8:06 p.m. CST

    769th!

    by Pennsy

    YEAH, BAYBEE!

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 8:14 p.m. CST

    So...

    by The Dum Guy

    I...<Br><br>Is there any real info on this that is new?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Shut up, Queef.

    by RoboticShaman

    Adults were speaking. Also, no capslock, douche.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Finished ZODIAC

    by RoboticShaman

    Fuck, that was a great movie. For whoever said they were waiting to see it earlier, go get that bastard-- it's sick.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 8:34 p.m. CST

    but if I post my address

    by RokurGepta

    will you mail me a copy of the book?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Why is this Talkback at the top?

    by BringingSexyBack

    No one gives a fuck about this marketing campaign.

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 8:48 p.m. CST

    If I post my phone number...

    by RoboticShaman

    ...will you text me a copy of the book?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 9:09 p.m. CST

    I have NEVER fouled out your brother!

    by RoboticShaman

    Starting to realize that not everyone here is gonna play nice with your ridiculous shit anymore?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 11:03 p.m. CST

    But don't you know

    by RokurGepta

    God created himself

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    How effing annoying

    by RokurGepta

    I'm getting pop up windows now from effing AICN? and since when does <br> http://www.trueffect.com/sitesupport/site.index.html <br> appear at the top of the AICN home page?

  • Aug. 3, 2007, 11:24 p.m. CST

    MRX67

    by RokurGepta

    I am a book worm, I LOVE reading, back in junior high, I actually got grounded from reading books... super nerd

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 12:36 a.m. CST

    babies

    by nikem3

    michael jackson is the monster... and hes eating babies...

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 12:38 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna join in the theory

    by RokurGepta

    that there are multiple monsters

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 1:22 a.m. CST

    I say the real title is CLOVERFIELD!!!

    by wackybantha

    It's all a trick!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 2:02 a.m. CST

    RokurGepta & MRX67 are the same person

    by Alpha Trion

    RokurGepta & MRX67 are the same person. He's hi-jacked the board. Can anyone stop this?

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Title : Overnight

    by Dietrich

    As one said before, the name does nothing for the film, at this point. A point where little if anything solid is known beyond : Monster, NYC and Destruction. <br> <br> <b>Overnight</b> <br> A lot can happen OVERNIGHT. <br> (Sounds like a late 80's Corey/Corey Teen Flick) <br> <br> Life changes OVERNIGHT. <br> Sounding a bit like a Jack Nicholson film now. <br> <br> A city destroyed OVERNIGHT. <br> It's getting closer... but still needs help. <br> Will there be help? <br> You bet...might even be in the form of a real title. <br> <br> 1-18-08 <br> <br> Go drink your Slusho little fish.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 2:52 a.m. CST

    why would you think

    by RokurGepta

    that we are the same person?

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 3:01 a.m. CST

    Barf...

    by The Dum Guy

    I love Spaceballs....<br><br>Anywhat, I think I'll chime in with... Wait, I've got nothing.<br><br>I am pretty sure this isn't fact, but wouldn't it be funny if MRX and Dietrich are the same, and that is the reason this board is full of TBs? Huh?

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 3:27 a.m. CST

    spaceballs

    by RokurGepta

    aren't they making an animated sequel to spaceballs?

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 4:28 a.m. CST

    RokurGepta

    by The Dum Guy

    I've been asking about it and looking for info, but I don't think at this point it is going to happen. I think it went from sequel, to TV series/pilot, to animation, now who knows.<br><br>Are part of a conspiracy to keep this thread at #1?

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 4:58 a.m. CST

    conspiracy

    by RokurGepta

    I wish I were a part of a conspiracy.. <p>

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 5:23 a.m. CST

    bored

    by RokurGepta

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  • Aug. 4, 2007, 5:24 a.m. CST

    hella more annoything then I thoughst

    by RokurGepta

    sorrry

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Anybody seen Richie?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I keep coming back until someone REMEMBERS seeing Richie!

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 8:31 a.m. CST

    New Cloverfield Posters posted!!

    by AsgardTehGreat

    http://www.1-18-08 news.com/ Amazing.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST

    the fifteen minutes of fame writer

    by Nightwood

    He left because after reading your 'excerpts,' it was clear that not only can you not write at even a third-grade level, but you've got a serious mental illness that's evidenced in the amount of self-delusion in which you traffic. Your writing ('memos to the President') was all dull summary and exposition, and the ideas contained were cliched attempts at a mythology that in itself seems derivative and poorly conceived. Not to mention that the actual line-by-line writing was cringe-inducingly bad, boring summary; even the voice of the author of the 'memos' was unconvincing as a character. No one, anywhere, ever, would e pay money to publish or buy that drivel. Realizing what a ridiculous, fundamentally stupid and deranged person you were, the fifteen minutes of fame writer decided there was no need to kick cripples-- even mouthy cripples. You're a stereotype, the lonely little boy who no one would play with, crying out for any kind of attention, even the kind that gets his ass kicked, meanwhile telling himself that there's just something wrong with everybody else; they're all stupid and can't see his genius, etc. Sort of like the Cliff character on that show 'Cheers.' You might very well be a borderline sociopath, kiddo. As such, go back to spanking off to Led Zeppelin music in your basement and the rest of us will carry on with the business of life, careers, love, etc. What I'm saying is that after reading your 'excerpts', you've gone from getting my attention by being stupid to just being boring and pathetic.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    About the new posters on 1-18-08 news .com

    by mistermunky69

    I posted this on the forum over there. Dont want to retype something new..... As much as I would love to believe the new posters are real, I really dont think they are. The first one has the outline of the city. It has the same image from the official teaser poster photoshoped into the backround(right where the person is standing.) and there are even larger buildings behind them, that are not present in the real poster. Or, anywhere for that matter. If that picture was acurate, i would have to guess the buildings in the back are about 5000 feet tall. exageration. Cant be real. If it were, they wouldnt add new outragesly tall buildings to a picture where we have already seen the buildings and identified them as being the tallest in the picture. Also, what exactly are they trying to pass the hand coming out of the ground as???? I certainly hope its not the monster....because hes a little late. the backround has already been destroyed. Better set that alarm next time mr monster. Ok, Is it supposed to be the statue of liberty? hope not. I have no clue what its supposed to be. so in the picture with the giant shadow... I really really dont want it this be a humanesque being. And that picture shows exactly that. I just dont buy it. Until they have officially announced the design of the monster, trust me, there will be no pictures blatently showing a giant shadow of it. That would just be silly.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST

    mistermunky69...

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    Is right. These new posters are obviously fake. They don't even have the Bad Robot logo of the other ones...ooops!...forgot to add that internet forgers! And MRX67: Jesus, boy, enough already. Your exerpt sucks, your grandiose concept is ridiculous, you can't write beyond the level of a high-school student (which you obviously are), and no one gives a fuck about you. So what about the title, "Overnight"? There, I'm talking about the fucking title, you certifiable nutcase.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Love all around

    by Melis

    Even if I didn't get any updates about the movie on this talkback, I've learned so many new ways to insult my fellow human that it was well worth the read. I truly like you all.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Here´s the Colossus...

    by Wilclas

    http://fotos.sapo.pt/topazio1950/pic/000bac58 One of the new wonders of the world... IS ALIVE!! AAH! (b.o.r.e.d)

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    IT IS CHEESE... IT'S

    by Cult Exiter

    G-O-R-G-O-N-Z-O-L-A!!

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    T(alkback)INO...

    by Boober

    ...so maybe the monster is named NEOCON and he hates French Chicks?

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 2:54 p.m. CST

    The "new" Posters

    by Dietrich

    It is amusing how fast people lean into a belief. <br> <br> They are not official one sheets. <br> <br> Without deconstructing the image, here's a piece for you. <br> http://tinyurl.com/2r3v25 <br> <br> Like an oil slick, it's tough to clean the water and save the ducklings. <br> <br> Shipments of Slusho are ordered. Deliveries to arrive in NYC soon. Enjoy your Slusho! <br> <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Its monstrrous, its ferocious, its....

    by emeraldboy

    its the beast called COWELL. S.COWELL. He is the destroyer of dreams. Once he has destroyed the dreams of of self deluded musical new yorkers. His weapon of Choice: tongue lashing. He does produce a huge of Cheese. Musical Cheese.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Fake Posters

    by RokurGepta

    some of the worst photoshop ever, I don't even know how anyone could even think for a second they were real.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    The real title HAS TO BE

    by ObserverAlpha6

    1-18-08. It's the date when all this happens; it's on the back of the pictures on the movies site. The HAS to be the title. Now, agree with me or I'LL start spewing off ab out Voltron!

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Mr X 1967

    by Dietrich

    I wouldn't consider your posts so much as entertaining people as much as I would consider them as bait for the baitable. <br> <br> Chumming the bay, more or less. <br> <br> Applause and accolades to you for causing perpetual motion on the 1-18-08 talkbacks. <br> <br> 1-18-08 <br> I toast you with a frosty Slusho!

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    1-18-08

    by Dietrich

    Imagine that. <br> In front of your faces the entire time. <br> All the while JJ has the majority of you playing Junior Columbo searching for a title. <br> Crazier things have happened. <br> <br> 1-18-08 <br> <br> Forget the title and chug a Slusho!

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST

    MRX67

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    You realize that, for 15 years now, dogs falling off of shit, babies making funny faces, and people getting hit in the nuts with various objects and/or other people have captivated a pretty large audience (on a regular basis) on "America's Funniest Home Videos", right? The point it, a fucking car crash can be entertaining. There's really nothing to it.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 3:59 p.m. CST

    MRX67

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    Also, you mention Stephen King. Try reading his book "On Writing". Just because your target audience isn't a bunch of intellectuals doesn't mean the people you ARE "writing for" are going to like inane, poorly written bullshit. Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote some of the most unapologetically entertaining stuff in the action/fantasy/sci-fi genres EVER, and it most certainly was NOT for intellectuals. It was also quite compelling.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    It sucks.

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    Like your "novel".

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Actually...

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    No. I won't. But it won't get published, so you don't have to worry about that either way. Look, I told you it wasn't the worst thing I've ever read, but it DOES read like fan fiction. I'll say it again: You seem like a fairly creative kid. Your writing is GOOD for someone in high school...it really is...most public school educated teenagers that I know these days are near fucking illiterate, so you are WAY ahead of the curve. But everyone--EVERYONE--has room for improvement, and until you accept that, you will not be able to develop into a truly exceptional (or even exceptionally entertaining) writer. And of course everyone's opinion is biased...that's the funny thing about opinions: They're OPINIONS. But we wouldn't all be so mean about it if you weren't such a fucking clown. You put your stuff out there after telling everyone else how bad their stuff sucks...and your stuff is pretty amateurish. You asked for all this. You really did. And if that isn't the beginning of the book, then what a strange exerpt to choose. Why not post the opening passage? I mean, if you can hook us here on AICN and get us interested enough to wnat to know more, you'll know you're on the right track: You certainly don't want the reader to be bored by the time they finish the first page. You gotta open strong.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    I have faith

    by RokurGepta

    that his book will get published

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST

    At this point....

    by Melis

    I'm starting to feel sorry for the kid. Without adding to the insults, it seems like he is really starved for attention, even the bad stuff. I don't think he actually prepared that excerpt, I think he wrote it in about 15 minutes and put it on here to provoke people and get more attention. Sorry MRX67. I don't really think you suck as a person.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST

    MRX67

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    29 years young. The big three-oh is right around the corner.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    The question is...

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    MRX67...how old are YOU? Can you tell the truth about this one thing? How old are you really? I'm betting 15, because I bet if you were old enough to drive you wouldn't be at home so much. I myself am on the computer a lot because I work primarily from home, on the computer, and need to take frequent breaks where I play on the internet to keep from losing my mind.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Look, MRX,

    by GeneralJackCosmo

    in a weird way, I kind of want to help you now. You can believe this if you want to, or don't, but it is good advice either way: Like Wonka and Nightwood and probably a few others on here, too, I make a good portion of my living as a writer in one medium or another. And the most important thing that I learned a few years back is that HUMILITY is a key quality when you ae hoping to write for a living. Because as a writer, you are constantly going to have to deal with people who tell you that this or that isn't good, doesn't work, needs to be changed or cut, etc. And it is your attitude when confronted with this kind of criticism that will most likely determine whether or not that individual hires or continues to hire you. Even if you believe deep down that your work is perfect, or better than so-and-so's, or whatever, you CANNOT venture out into the world wearing that attitude on your sleeve. You WILL NOT be successful. MOST truly great writers have the right kind of attitude about things, and that has helped them get to where they are. Sure, there ARE exceptions, but this is the rule.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Harry is in on it.

    by alonzzzo

    Just like LOST, they make it up as they go along. The first post from JJ, had all those damn letters in CAPS. ASS THAT FOUND AICN. Well the ASS THAT FOUNDed AICN is Harry. He is in on it. There is no mystery.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST

    the website

    by Melis

    1-18-08 news is pretty interesting.....

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    .

    by RokurGepta

    The waves gently lapped the sides of the small boat, rocking it slightly back and forth. Inside the raft, lay an unconcious man, slowly beginning to stir. A larger wave broke against the boat, sending a splash of freezing cold water at the man, abruptly waking him up. The frightened man, looked around frantically. "Where am I" he screamed to the sky. The last thing the man remembered was hiking in the mountains, and he was definately not near any mountains at the moment. Looking out at the water, it was apparent he was in some sort of sea or possibly an ocean, as no land was visible in any direction, although, off in the distance, he could make out another oject adrift in the vast body of water. The man decided to take inventory, and discovered a small key on the floor of the boat, and a small leak. The man shivered and realized he could be in for a problem, he was soaked, and it seemed to be getting darker, which meant he would only be getting colder. With the boat slowly sinking, the man decided his only course of action was to begin paddling to whatever was floating in the distance, hoping that whatever he discovered would be less likely to sink. As he neared the object, he was able to make out what it was, to his surprise, it was a raft, featureless save for the fact that in the center of the raft, was a door, a door that didn't seem to be attached to anything. It began to rain, and not a light rain, but a heavy rain, and with it the wind picked up, and the waves became violent. And as the sinking of the boat became eminent, another thing became clear, that the waves were actually bringing him closer to the raft with the strange door. The man made sure to grab the key, and jumped into the water, swimming the rest of the way there. Pulling himself onto the raft, he did the one thing anyone would do in his situation, he tried to open the door. It was locked of course. "The Key" he shouted to himself. The man put the key in the lock, and turned it, feeling it click, the man actually smiled. "Are you my lucky key" he said to the key, as he pulled it out, grasped it in his hands. "Well why not" he said to the key again, and turned the door opening it to reveal......

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    "What was that?"

    by RokurGepta

    Just a little something I wrote spur of the moment, probably no good, i dunno, what do you think?

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 10:03 p.m. CST

    MRX67

    by RokurGepta

    you there?

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 10:06 p.m. CST

    I would feel bad...

    by slappythefrog

    for MRX67, but to tell the truth, he brings it all on himself. I have been following the cloverfield talkbacks for over 2 weeks now, looking for a nugget or two of new information, and it seems all I ever see is that dolt talking shit for th sake of talking shit and trying to piss people off. If you ignore him people...he will go away.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 10:21 p.m. CST

    MRX67

    by RokurGepta

    Why aren't you at your post? I would love some comments on my little spur of the moment writing...

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Rockur

    by cromwell1666

    Is the door upright? I guess so or he wouldn't be able to see it? So whats on the other side?

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST

    cromwell1666

    by RokurGepta

    I will be posting part 2, sometime tomorrow

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Yeah...that wasn't bad...

    by slappythefrog

    ...but did remind me of "LOST" a little.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Mr X 1967

    by Dietrich

    Someone knows who you are. <br> ;) <br> <br> 1-18-08 <br> <br> As said before...Naming oneself after the retarded gene is genius, happening to share the same code for the retarded gene...fantastic. Mr X 1967 <br> <br> Drink your Slusho!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Dietrich and MRX67

    by cromwell1666

    Are you guys actually proud of your acuity in the art of being pains in the ass online? I mean, does this really make you feel better about yourselves? Isn't it ultimately a monumental waste of time? Esp. considering the reputations you've molded for yourselves on here? If you are just teenagers, its different, but if you are both grown men, don't you feel a little silly?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:51 a.m. CST

    This is mrx67

    by cromwell1666

    http://www.youtube.com/MrX67

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:13 a.m. CST

    MRX67

    by cromwell1666

    I don't care if you post continually on all threads. It doesn't even take one second to scan over any one post. It just doesn't make any sense to me. I also fear for our nation the day "intellectual" becomes an insult. BTW, the voice you use in your actual non-writing sample postings is a much better one to use for your writing. If you wrote your work with the same freedom from structure and abandoned the cliches (please people, as I reader I beg, stop portraying every cop with the same personality)your writng would be much better. Seriously, your actual posts are constructed in a more engaging fashion than your fiction. Find a way to meld the two.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Not as it seems

    by Dietrich

    1-18-08 <br> <br> Drink that Slusho and chase it with another.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Oh, who cares Dietrich

    by cromwell1666

    Im starting not to care what slusho is.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Enjoy your Slusho

    by Dietrich

    Slusho for Strength! <br> <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Movie deal before publishing.

    by Dietrich

    That takes a powerful name. <br> Mr X 1967, you should reveal your name. <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:44 a.m. CST

    7 book deal

    by Dietrich

    Again, a powerful name gets that and a movie deal prior to publishing. <br> <br> <br> <br> Mr X 1967, you should reveal your name. <br> <br> <br> <br> 1-18-08 <br> <br> <br> <br> <br>

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:44 a.m. CST

    I still say MRX

    by cromwell1666

    The posts where you are just writing without trying to "write" are much more fluid and engaging then your fiction, which, to me, reads like someone completely detatched from the words. Each sentence feels like an obligation, whereas your post above is terse, to the point and shows emotion and involvement from the writer. Abandon that other style and adopt the more natural parlance of your standard posts, it will be exponentially better.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Mr X 1967's Name is...

    by Dietrich

    Do tell Mr X 1967. Or should we get "quincy" out here to reveal it? <br> <br> <br> <br> go ahead, you have nothing to lose. <br> <br> <br> You might win a Slusho 6 pack. <br> <br> <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Where the hell are my boots?

    by slappythefrog

    It is getting WAY to deep in here. MRX67...you really need to give it up. (and wtf is a .22 glock?)

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:59 a.m. CST

    If this is so...

    by Dietrich

    then link it. <br> <br> <br> 1-18-08 80-81-1

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:02 a.m. CST

    I think you meant AUSTRIAN

    by Dietrich

    Good going Kojack. <br> <br> Drink your Slusho and calm down. <br> 1-18-08 80-81-1

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Also

    by Dietrich

    I believe you meant GLOCK 22 as opposed to .22 Glock. <br> "The Glock 22 is a pistol manufactured by Glock. It is a Glock 17 modified to fire .40 S&W ammunition. It uses a modified slide, frame, .40 S&W barrel and magazine but is otherwise near identical in looks to the Glock 17. It has a 10, 15, or 17 round magazine capacity. The Glock 22 has undergone three major revisions since its introduction in 1990 and current models are called 3rd generation Glock 22s. The Glock 22C is a version of the Glock 22 that has a ported barrel and slide to reduce muzzle climb while shooting the pistol. <br> The Glock 22 is one of the most popular law enforcement pistols in the United States." <br> <br> 80-81-1

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:08 a.m. CST

    "Glock .22"

    by slappythefrog

    You meant a Glock 22, which is an Austrian handgun and is NOT a .22. Poor kid just keeps going...

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:09 a.m. CST

    You have a great imagination.

    by Dietrich

    Providing yourself with a film deal AND a 7 series book deal is quite creative. I wish you the best. Might I suggest you read more before writing however. Solidify your statements with reseach before making them publicly. <br> <br> Maybe a sweet Slusho can help. <br> 80-81-1

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Again, wrong about the Glock

    by Dietrich

    "The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation issues all agents graduating from the FBI Academy a Glock 22 or Glock 23 according to the agent's preference." <br> <br> You are confusing model number with caliber James. <br> <br> Drink a Slusho and clear your mind.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:14 a.m. CST

    There is no "Glock 40" model

    by Dietrich

    But there are a variety of Slusho flavors!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Your glock slip ruined ...

    by Dietrich

    any possible credibility you were building here. It's so simple, especially for an alleged COP. <br> <br> But no one can deny the deliciousness of Slusho!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:18 a.m. CST

    "Glock 40"

    by slappythefrog

    In trouble for...making up even more BS on the interwebs? Ok.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:18 a.m. CST

    There is no "Glock 40" model

    by Dietrich

    There is no "Glock 40" model, but the term is sometimes used to refer to models chambered in .40 S&W.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:25 a.m. CST

    My gut interpretation of MRX67

    by cromwell1666

    1- He is not black. His comment to the guy claiming to be the Peruvian author stating that all of the accolades bestowed on his work were from people of his own race seems more like something a dumb white guy would say, and not a black American. 2-His myspace page looks like it was created a few days ago with the singular intention of fooling people(though I do like his friend). 3-No first time author gets a 7-book deal and a film deal before the publication of his first book. There are only a handful of authors IN THE WORLD who would be able to pull off such a deal, but they are all household names.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Admit you are wrong

    by Dietrich

    and we might read your little story. <br> <br> A Model # list... <br> <br> 17 <br> 17C <br> 17L <br> 18 <br> 18C <br> 19 <br> 19C <br> 20 <br> 20C <br> 21 <br> 21C <br> 22 <br> 22C <br> 23 <br> 23C <br> 24 <br> 24C <br> 25 <br> 26 <br> 27 <br> 28 <br> 28 <br> 30 <br> 31 <br> 31C <br> 32 <br> 32C <br> 33 <br> 34 <br> 35 <br> 36 <br> 37 <br> 38 <br> 39 <br> <br> <br> It stops there. No 40 or 40C. There is no "Glock 40" model, but the term is sometimes used to refer to models chambered in .40 S&W. <br> <br> Show us the tech/spec sheet on the "Glock 40". <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> 1-18-08

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:27 a.m. CST

    I for one don't know anything about guns

    by RokurGepta

    save for the fact that they are cool.... <p> My hobbies include photography, film, reading, writing, travel, wine, Italy, conversation, driving fast, friends, cooking, making people laugh, etc.....

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:29 a.m. CST

    You say visit the Glock site.

    by Dietrich

    It proves you're wrong. <br> <br> We'll take that as an admission of your ignorance. <br> <br> Drink a Slusho and sail away.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:33 a.m. CST

    James' aka Mr X 1967's Myspace

    by Dietrich

    Signup Date: 07/30/07

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:33 a.m. CST

    I would love to drink slusho

    by RokurGepta

    but it doesn't really exist

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:36 a.m. CST

    I don't believe in a Glock 40

    by Dietrich

    Because it does not exist. <br> <br> 1-18-08 <br> Slusho is coming.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:41 a.m. CST

    Which is it a trilogy or 7 books?

    by cromwell1666

    ?????

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Not valid

    by Dietrich

    Mr X 1967, your efforts are noble, but nothing you have said holds water. <br> Your credibility is non-existant. <br> You make even the lesser fanboy embarassed for you. <br> <br> Are you ready to order your Slusho?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Revelations of nothing come to play

    by Dietrich

    Entering into a folley with seasoned hands of carpal ballet only evolve your own discoveries of lesser validity. <br> <br> Slusho Chug!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:47 a.m. CST

    7 books = 1 Trilogy

    by Dietrich

    Do you not know how the machine works? <br> <br> Is Slusho REALLY that cold?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:49 a.m. CST

    OH MAN!!!!!

    by cromwell1666

    Did MRX get bounced because of his threat to Deitrich? lol. There goes the fun.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:49 a.m. CST

    Mr X's posts are gone.

    by Dietrich

    Thank you.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:51 a.m. CST

    Threat to me?

    by Dietrich

    Was there one? <br> <br> If so, thank the mod who took care of it. <br> <br> It was obvious we were dealing with someone who was unstable. <br> <br> Now, where were we? <br> <br> Slusho is people.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:54 a.m. CST

    MRX said.....

    by cromwell1666

    He would tack you down and kick your ass if..... but he stopped himself before going forward . Im sure that was the impetus.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Unstable Human

    by Dietrich

    Thanks Cromwell. <br> His pointless diatribe and extreme effort to rally the TB's into his fantasy world was a bit much. <br> <br> Hopefully, his absence will allow more Play in the Clover Field.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:22 a.m. CST

    Gepta's story (part 1, revised)

    by RokurGepta

    The small boat floated along seemingly alone, in the vast body of water. Above it, A pale sunless sky, blanketed in clouds, looked down upon the small craft, as wave after wave gently laped against the sides of the boat, rocking it back and forth. A lone man, lay sleeping inside the boat, quietly snooring, oblivous to his surroundings. A larger wave broke against the boat, sending a splash of freezing cold water at the man, abruptly waking him up. The frightened man, looked around frantically, unaware of where he was, and how he had gotten there. "WHERE THE HELL AM I" he screamed to the sky. <p> The last thing the man remembered driving to Upper Bidwell Park, and going for a hike in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The man scanned the horizon in every direction, and he was definately not near any mountains at the moment, in fact no land was visible whatsoever. Howver, there was something visible though. Off in the distance, he could make out another oject adrift in the vast body of water. The man shruged, and decided to take inventory, and examine the small craft separating him from the freezing cold water below. Above him, the sky began to darken, and the wind began to pick up causing the waves began to grow in size, and more often than not, water was finding its way into the craft. <p> The man shivered and realized he could be in for a problem, he was becoming soaked, and it seemed to be getting darker, which meant he would only be getting colder. Continuing to examine to the craft, the man discovered a old fashioned key, and an not so small leak. The boat was sinking, albeit, slowly, but as with all sinking boats, the sinking would eventually become precariously fast. The man decided his only course of action was to begin paddling, towards whatever was floating in the distance, hoping that whatever he discovered would be less likely to sink. Since there were no paddles, the man had to use his hands to paddle, and as he closed the gap between his boat and the object, he was able to make out what it was To his surprise, it was a raft, featureless save for the fact that in the center of the raft, was a door, an upright door that didn't seem to be attached to anything. <p> It began to rain, and not a light rain, but a heavy rain, and with it the winds were picking up more, and the waves quickly became very violent. And as the sinking of the boat became eminent, another thing became clear, that the violent waves were in a way helping him, actually bringing him closer to the raft with the strange door. A particularly omnipitent wave began bearing down on the boat, and the man decided he only had one course of action left, to swim. The man made sure to grab the key, and jumped into the water, swimming the rest of the way there. <p> Pulling himself onto the raft, he did the one thing anyone would do in his situation, he tried to open the door. It was locked of course. It was quite dark at this point, and the man was cold and wet, and there was not much to hold on to, save for the door. "The Key" he shouted to himself. The man put the key in the lock, and turned it, feeling it click, the man actually smiled. "Are you my lucky key or what" he said to the key, as he pulled it out, grasped it in his hands. "Lets see" he said to the key again, and turned the doorknob, opening the door to reveal......

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Wowsers

    by RokurGepta

    his posts really are gone, he's been completly wiped off the face of the talkback, erased from existence. Did he say something extremely horrible that I missed?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    GODDAMNIT

    by RoboticShaman

    I leave the talkback for 24 hours and I come back to what appears to be a complete fucking breakdown from MRX67? What the hell happened? From the context clues in some of the other posts, it appears he said something racist, gun-related, or both at the same time. Did he really claim to have a "Glock .22"? Seriously? I am genuinely sorry that I missed this, and is it also true that someone found this fucker's MYSPACE page? Can we link to it???

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    All the writing on here...

    by RoboticShaman

    ...by amateurs needs to come to an end. RokurGepta, I have no beef with you, sir, but...this isn't the place to hash out your first and second drafts, particularly when they're so derivative. The door attached seemingly to nothing? Dark Tower. Amnesiac awakes in the ocean? Bourne. Lazy and rushed backstory meant to "hurry up and get on with it" to the "interesting" stuff? MRX67. This isn't a creative writing course, and there's been nothing posted here worth a damn that should be encouraging others to continue the trend. Let's wrap this one up.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    The self-destruction of MRX67

    by cromwell1666

    I assume a comment he made regarding tracking down Dietrich and personally kicking his ass is what got his posts removed from this thread, and seemingly every other thread as well. I don't believe for 1 second that his myspace page is indicative of who he is, and I believe it was likely created to perpetuate his BS on this site. Regardless here is the link to his sparse page http://www.myspace.com/hammerofthegods67

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Good looking out, money.

    by RoboticShaman

    Thanks for that, but do we have confirmation this wasn't set up by a talkbacker? This guy...man, I wanted him gone but now I have no one to take out my anger on. What a bitter existence I led!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Erm...

    by RoboticShaman

    "lead". And for serious, Crom thanks for the clarification.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST

    it was a bit of a team effort

    by Nightwood

    but I'd like to think I can share at least part of the credit for MRX's breakdown. I wish I could read his old posts now. I called it though, right? "Borderline sociopath."

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    MRX67 who?

    by derf24

    Wow completly erased from history! Ok now back to this Cloverfield thing.....

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    False info

    by derf24

    has anyone checked out 1-18-08news.com I think the guy Brad there is full of crap! If you want fake info go there.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:34 p.m. CST

    mrx is gone?

    by lucid dreamstate

    that is so great. i'm sure he will just register under a different name soon but for right now, this thread is much better without him. my theory on him is that he is like a slingblade type person in a mental facility. i can also imagine him as a 15 year old that shops at hot topic for baggy parachute pants and listens to insane clown posse. he loves to incite people on aicn and then says "let it go man". looks like he needs to just let it go if he is making threats. violence is the last resort of desperate people. has anyone seen the cloverfield posters on display at theaters yet?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    a device is found????

    by lucid dreamstate

    is this from the ask alice website or whatever? is "a device is found" a confirmed statement from the film or something? i keep reading this statement in posts on here. someone clear this up for me. it sounds like bullshit. am i wrong?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST

    dietrich

    by lucid dreamstate

    thanks for slamming mrx so hard. i just read the earlier posts and i could not have done it better. if you ignore kids like mrx, they won't go away because there will always be a new talkbacker that gets pissed off by them and keeps it going. the way to get rid of these types is to beat them at their own game and point out their inconsistencies. he made threats just like i knew he eventually would. when he registers under a different name, he will make threats again when we corner him. ha haaaaaaa. i love it.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:15 p.m. CST

    damn, the blade runner thread is gone.

    by lucid dreamstate

    i was really likning that one. 1-18-08.com hasn't added pictures in a while now huh? hey , did anyone notice that you can flip the pics over? ha haaaa. that's about the latest news on this film i guess. did anyone notice the numbers on the we'll miss you rob banner? that's news too right? ha.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Mr X

    by Dietrich

    I figured he was on the verge of complete meltdown. His entire character was dissolving. He would make the SIMPLEST mistake - see, he was convinced that there was a gun (Glock 40) when there is no such gun. And with him being the self proclaimed "cop", he should have known this. <br> Pile on top of that, as a "writer", he failed to backup his claims of the fabled "glock 40" and the ".22 Glock" (non existant also, it's Glock 22) and claimed them to be Austrailian, when in FACT Glock is an AUSTRIAN company. <br> These are fairly simple items a layman can be exused from knowing, but our own Mickey Spilane had already convinced himself they exist as he wrote them. <br> <br> When he realized he had failed in convincing me, of all people... he imploded. <br> Revealing all of his immediate inconsistancies and failed findings, he resorted to a simple threat. One of which involved proving that the Glock 40 existed. <br> Knowing there is no such device, there was little fear created. That device will not be found. <br> <br> So our story of James aka MR x 1969 ended here late last night. <br> <br> <br> And about that device... it was found. Many have figured this out. <br> And continue to play in this playground. <br> <br> 1-18-08 <br> Enjoy your Slusho!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    dietrich

    by lucid dreamstate

    he also claimed that there was no such thing as a writing degree. that convinced me that he was not the coldest beer in the fridge. when he comes back, and i know he will soon, slam him again. just keep going right back to his gun fuck ups. deep inside, he can't stand it that people have called his shit so accurately. i still don't get the device statement but if it is that important to you, then i wish you the best with it. thanks for imploding mrx. have a margarita slusho to go along with your device my friend. cheers.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    The Device is...

    by Dietrich

    It's old news now, for many have figured out AICN's involvement. <br> <br> Slusho for STRENGTH.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST

    New Blog posted 8/5 0323hrs

    by Dietrich

    http://tinyurl.com/2dwekl <br> "Jack goes to the hallway closet and pulls a .22 glock from the top shelve. He then enters the kitchen aims and shoots." <br> Still doesn't exist. <br> <br> Chill out this winter with an ice cold Slusho!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST

    device.

    by lucid dreamstate

    i haven't read every single post on here about cloverfield. sometimes i miss a day or two and i apparently missed out on the device joke. i just thought maybe someone could clear it up for me. oh well, it's bullshit anyway so fuck it. who cares. if anyone is bored enough to explain it to me, then i would appreciate it. shotgun a can of slusho!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:36 p.m. CST

    chase that last hit of crack with

    by lucid dreamstate

    a drink of refreshing slusho! ha.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    CLOVERFIELD/1-18-08

    by Violator90

    What ever the title turns out to be, it still seems like this movie is just what is needed to save us from all the shitty movies Hollywood has been pooping out. I hope that giant monster fucks up a lot of cities.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:42 p.m. CST

    I stay away for a few days...

    by PROF IKAMONO

    ...and all this? <p> Wonka has a poetry contest? <p> Dietrich of all people triumphs over MRX67? <p> What the fuck? <p> Could somebody re-post MRX67's "Novel-excerpt" or whatever it was? <p> I feel I missed the funniest shit since Demon Dave took on Juggfuckler...

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    his novel excerpt(s)

    by RokurGepta

    is on his myspace page <p> http://www.myspace.com/hammerofthegods67

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Lucid: The device

    by Steve_Dooku

    You are using the device right now. It's the internet, the talk backs, the forums, the viral stuff. That the "device" Dietrich keeps going on, and on, and on, and on, and on....about. <br><br> It was *found* to be a useful tool in marketing (this film).

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST

    steve dooku

    by lucid dreamstate

    thanks for clearing that up. i couldn't figure out where people were going with that one. i only believe the confirmed stuff so it is still bullshit to me. the internet is the device, so what. this isn't the first film to use "the device". the device is found( to be a confusing statement) slusho cleans your toliets and prevents childbirth.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:31 p.m. CST

    has anyone seen the posters

    by lucid dreamstate

    on display in theaters yet? i know the film is months away, but i am just curious.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Hum this is the best thing thats happened all summer

    by Razor1000

    Shoot when i went to see transformers i did not expect to get exited over a trailer, specially one that only said some shit is going down in NY for real! just by showing me some fireworks and a severed head. i was very surprised i thought it was going to be some bullshit like that trailer for that 60's movie comming out. and then all of this drama about what this thing is all about has realy blindsided everyone and i say to get some answers lets go and hog tie some producers and get some resolution finally 8)

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 2 a.m. CST

    The device is...

    by Dietrich

    AICN is the device found. It's use has catapulted the small/inexpensive viral campaign into marketing history thusfar. getting the buzz off the Harry pages and out onto national television without paying for national tv time. <br> Bravo <br> <br> 1-18-08 <br> <br> A lot can happen overnight. <br> Drink your Slusho little fish!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Dietrich

    by The Dum Guy

    That is the stupist fucking thing ever said...

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 4:24 a.m. CST

    yeah, stupist

    by The Dum Guy

    'nuff said.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 6:57 a.m. CST

    MRX

    by smorgasbord

    oh my god, I can't believe I missed all that.<p> Damn, I would have soooo loved to have been here<p> I'm off trawling to see if it's cached somewhere. I NEED to find out what happened to him.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:34 a.m. CST

    well now I'm convinced it's OBVIOUSLY a Voltron flick

    by finky089

    Furious = Voltron...obviously.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST

    So, is Voltron fighting a Giant Slurpee in this?

    by Puddleglum

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Dietrich, you said before...

    by PROF IKAMONO

    ...on one of the previous TalkBacks that your "device" was... round. <p> AICN is round? <p> ...or were you merely referring to Harry's general body shape?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:16 p.m. CST

    BINGO

    by Dietrich

    Yes he IS quite round.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Isnt it obvious?

    by Null Arc

    The creature is actually Rosie O'Donnell on steroids! She got roided up and raged that the french chick in the harbor wouldn't put out, so she had to slap her around a bit. As far as movie titles go, 1-18-08 is as good as any. Have fun!

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Or is it...

    by Null Arc

    It's all of the giants from the Pepto Bismol commercial! Broadway better look out when they get to the diarreah part of their theme music! BLOOP.... HAHAHHHAHAHAHHAHHAaaa I think I need a drink.

  • Aug. 8, 2007, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Screw Voltron, its SPACEBALLS

    by Null Arc

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAAAAAAA