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THE MIST makes for a spooky 27 x 41!!!

Hey folks, Harry here - perhaps the greatest disappointment as programmer of this year's Fantastic Fest - was the sad reality that THE MIST was not quite ready to be shown. The film wil basically be finished in two weeks - but not now. Sniffle. However, today the Yattering sent me a look at the latest one sheet for Darabont's latest Stephen King adaptation - which Moriarty (cocksucker) has already seen. For the rest of us, sniffle, let us look at the poster and dream of our time...

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  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:14 p.m. CST


    by ABVH


  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:14 p.m. CST


    by Fing Fang Foom

    Sweet poster

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST


    by ABVH

    will be faaaaantastic f. darabont can't miss...

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:16 p.m. CST


    by Fing Fang Foom

    I call bs on ABVH's "first". I mean, c'mon on - at least form a respectful thought.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:16 p.m. CST

    So will reviews of this use "MISTake" in the headlines?

    by tonagan

    "It would be a MISTake to miss the Mist". Or, "Make no MISTake, the Mist is the best movie of 2007". Or "Don't make the same MISTake I made and see this movie." Oh, the possibilities are endless.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    That's better

    by Fing Fang Foom

    I'm just jealous you got first.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:19 p.m. CST

    "Fear changes everything"

    by The Dum Guy

    Except for being afraid.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:20 p.m. CST

    With a soundtrack by Mister Mister

    by tonagan

    Take these broken wings, and learn to fly again...

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST

    I hear that Sierra Mist wants to do a tie-in...

    by tonagan

    Or at least some product placement in the supermarket scenes (of which there will obviously be many).

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    aw, mist!

    by skynetbauxi

    did you know that in German "Mist" means "rubbish", "dung" or "bullshit"? not that I think this movie is gonna be anything like that :-) btw, poor Johnny Depp... in German "Depp" means "dork", "fool" or "moron" *lol*

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST

    "Money changes everything"

    by tonagan

    Good thing Cyndi Lauper didn't do the poster.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Screenwriter and Director of The Majestic, too...

    by tonagan

    And you can't spell Majestic without M-I-S-T.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:31 p.m. CST


    by TequilaMocking

    He didn't write The Majestic. Better luck next time.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:34 p.m. CST

    I hope it's good for Thomas Jane's sake.

    by Negative Man

    He's seems like a pretty cool guy and seems to generally love making movies and writing fun stories. A comic geek done good. On top of that, he's a pretty good actor.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Fing Fang Foom

    by ABVH

    we all wont shortcuts to...what ever we want

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:42 p.m. CST


    by ABVH

    It will MISTify you!! you're right possibilities are endless.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:42 p.m. CST

    I was secretly hoping Harry would show Sweeney Todd

    by Lance Rock

    at the Fest. But damn if you didn't show some great stuff besides!

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:48 p.m. CST

    That's pretty cool

    by Osmosis Jones

    Along with Drew Struzan's teaser art, The Mist already has two of the most intriguing poster images in recent memory. I just hope that we don't get a floating head photoshop nightmare for the DVD. And who's scoring this? I heard Mark Isham was doing it.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST

    "Her ass must weigh a Tonagan"

    by El Mono

    "Tell that fat bitch to skip a meal!" You're right Tonagan, this is so much fun!

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:13 p.m. CST

    OK, So they all come out alive and safe??!! Screw that!

    by rectalscan

    Whenever they show a stupid ass kid in the poster or promo ala War of the Worlds, you know that everything's going to be alright. Everything's going to be OK. Everything's going to be tame and lame. Kill the kid for once, surpise us at at LEAST ONCE for GOD's sake. SOMETHING original PLEASE! Not another cute/obnoxious/snotty brat to slow down the pace of the movie and remove ALL SUSPENSE. We know they'll come out alive before even walking into the theater. No suspense, no dread, no fear, no originality. Same old Stephen King rehashed shit from better writers.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Hey Rectalscan...

    by Fish Tank

    Don't forget the two young kids that died horribly in "Mimic". That was a rare movie happening.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    how is it

    by redshirt

    That there are no comparisons to "the fog" regarding this movie? What's next, "The light rain"?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:35 p.m. CST

    isn't this "The Fog?"

    by PeteBogs

    mist and fog are synonyms...

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST


    by RockYourSocks

    Seriously? Is this what it's come to? We want to see dead kids in movies now? I mean, I understand wanting to be suprised but that takes poor taste to a whole new level. There's nothing wrong with a happy ending. That's what makes you feel good in a movie... People/kids being put in perilous situations and finding ways to make it out ok. That's how you leave a theater feeling good, not depressed after watching a child get killed onscreen.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST

    The old "The Mist" PC game...

    by TheSeeker7

    I think when I'd first heard of this adapation being made way back when, my first thought was it the video game called THE MIST that was being made here. Somebody out there knows what I'm talking about, right? It was a very atmospheric PC game (before things like Playstation became so commonplace) I only played a part of it very briefly, frankly I found it quite complicated, having to find all this cryptic clues, and gave up rather easily.<br> <br> BUT, is that game ever supposed to be made into a feature film, anyone know?

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    And not that I don't think King's a talented writer...

    by TheSeeker7

    But c'mon, it can't be ignored that the guy has taken one particular dramatic formula and PLAYED IT THE FUCK OUT. Seriously, how many stories of his center around a close knit group of people (who often seem very "small town-y" but hide a myriad of dark secrets amongst them) who are cut off from the larger world in one way or another, and the drama and paranoia that ensues when they're basically left to their own devices and turn on each other? (also a few classic original TWILIGHT ZONE plots spring to mind here...)

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Re: RockYourSocks happy ending=NO SUSPENSE

    by rectalscan

    Only dumbass American movies ALL have to end with a HAPPY ENDING. You're right. I don't care if the ending is happy or not, if the kid dies or not. I'm simply stating that we all know the friggin answer BEFORE we see the movie!! Try watching a foreign movie for JUST ONCE. How about THE HOST? Great movie, suspense, kids actually HELP the story and NOT SLOW IT DOWN. American dimwits just want politically correct, dumbed-down/censored shit. And I'm from California??!!

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 11 p.m. CST

    There was the kid shot in the back in Babel...

    by Osmosis Jones

    ...and Robert Rodriguez's son stupidly shooting himself in the face in Planet Terror. Anyways, King's The Mist novella has an ambiguous ending that Darabont supposedly has altered in a "shocking" way. Remember, Darabont is the man who staged arguably THE most horrifying sequence in any King movie (The Bad Death Of Eduard Delacroix in The Green Mile), so I hardly think he's going to back off on the more gruesome aspects of this one, especially as the movie cost less than $20 million to produce.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Osmosis Jones, the brats aren't in the advertisments

    by rectalscan

    Like I said, In the advertisements=NO SUSPENSE. Imagine what the world, and this site, would be like if The Evil Dead had a lovable/loathsome little kid, espespially a girl, that HAD to survive to the end? Always knowing that it will be a happy ending? There would be NO Evil Dead 2 or Army of Darkness, or Bruce Campbell. Green Mile and Mist are both tame, made for Lifetime Channel swill. Shawshank redemption sucked turds.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 11:22 p.m. CST

    "This movie really MIST the spot"

    by PirateEmery


  • Sept. 28, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST


    by PirateEmery

    ...already used.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST

    rectalscan: your take on suspense

    by RockYourSocks

    Any movie can have suspense in it. Do we know the major points/ending to a movie before we go in? No. (Unless you're watching some formulaic piece of bullshit, which most of the readers on this site don't bother with). Would I be shocked and suprised if something like the death of a child were to happen in a movie? Yes. But to jump to the conclusion that because a child is in the poster you already know what's going to happen is speaking too soon. And don't be such a snob. America is still putting out excellent films.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 11:56 p.m. CST



    looking forward to this<P>Play Misty for me.

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    You Know, Kurzinski...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... you're not just drunk, you're really starting to be an asshole about THE MIST in general. I get it. Anyone who has read any comments you've made about the film gets it at this point. <P>Do us all a favor. Don't go see the movie. Don't go, because it doesn't matter what it is at this point... you're so invested in just being a jerk about it that anyone who does like it or even really like it, you're going to just attack and belittle. <P>And I know that for some reason, you are almost supernaturally obsessed with the mop. What, pray tell, are you supposed to use to fight monsters when you're in a grocery store and you haven't really prepared for the end of the world? I know it's "badass" to use guns and weaponry, but if you don't have those things, you think MAYBE you might improvise with what's on hand? <P>Keep it up, though. By now you're invested on shitting on even the mention of the film. So way to go! You're the biggest dick regarding THE MIST! What an accomplishment!

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 12:03 a.m. CST


    by drew mcweeny

    ... it's Bear McCreary writing the score.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 12:13 a.m. CST

    so there

    by Silverglade

    I am so there for this flick. I love Darabont, I love King's story. I own that "3-D sound" radio play version they did back in the day. It is my destiny to see this film.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Wow, Mori...

    by Kirbymanly

    No need to blow up over this guy. Its pretty easy to figure out who's being a dick and who's not on the site. Save your anger for something worth getting angry over. He's not worth it.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 12:42 a.m. CST

    This sucker will come down to effects

    by ButtfuckZydeco

    they'll make or break this flick. No problem if the monsters are often obscured, but what we are shown needs to look good.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Bat out of Hell?

    by ButtfuckZydeco

    McWeeney, give us something.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 12:46 a.m. CST

    and Bakersfield PD fans...

    by ButtfuckZydeco

    what's this about a new version with Ellard back, but in the B.D. Murray role?<p> of interest to 6 people, of which I am one. Bring it!

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 12:50 a.m. CST

    is this by drew struzan like the older one?

    by godoffireinhell

    cuz that's one badass poster

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 12:51 a.m. CST

    It is a Mist-take to piss off Moriarty....

    by The Dum Guy

    I couldn't come up with a clever one regarding the title.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

    "MISTer King and MISTer darabont have done it again!"

    by soup74

    wait.. if post a mist pun, does that mean im ripping on the movie?

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 12:58 a.m. CST

    about the new picture...

    by Sandinista

    you can flip it! anyone speak japanese?

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 12:59 a.m. CST

    by the way

    by Sandinista

    to flip it, just shake the picture

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 1 a.m. CST

    ok so I'm a dork

    by Sandinista

    and I was the last one to realize they were flipable. so kill me

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 1:28 a.m. CST

    All I wanna know is...

    by Kirbymanly

    Who is that hot blonde in the 1-18-08 picture? Hope she's in the movie.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:25 a.m. CST

    You can trust me because I work at a grocery store.

    by veebeeyes

    There are lots of better weapons than mops. For example, we sell rubbing alcohol on aisle 8. That's fuel for a molotov cocktail! We also sell very sharp litchen knives on aisle 5. We have duct tape on aisle 3. Combine the two and with a mop and you get a mop...WITH A KNIFE ON THE END OF IT (also known as a spoear).

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:26 a.m. CST

    i'm confused.

    by yassoo

    just what exactly does that fucking stupid tagline mean?

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:30 a.m. CST

    It means...

    by veebeeyes

    that things are differnt when you're scared.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:39 a.m. CST


    by skynetbauxi

    there's a new photo on!! anyone read Chinese?? or is it Japanese?? that's really mean, J.J. :-)

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:50 a.m. CST

    is it related to SLUSHO??

    by skynetbauxi

    could it be a recipe for mixing the six flavors on I can't figure it out... anyone know someone who can read it??

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:32 a.m. CST

    Taiko Drums?

    by Musicballs

    Will the music feature Taiko Drums?

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 5:38 a.m. CST


    by BigBlackDude

    Hopefully this won't be a MIST-take. It would suck to read a thousand talkbacks about how he MIST the mark. Please don't fuck this up MISTer Darabont. I like the MISTerious look of the poster.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 5:55 a.m. CST

    Did I miss something?

    by loafroaster

    Has Kurzinski been on Mist posts before badmouthing the film? If not, Moriarty is a bit of an asshole. I don't think the guy was personally attacking the film, just having a laugh.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Eh! Fuck you, Mori...

    by Luke_Cage

    ...your post just proved that you are an incredibly, whiny, humporless über nerd. Even more so, you are a dick for trying to teach us how to defend ourselves, if we are trepped in a little shop with no weapons. By the way, did you know that "Mist" means "dung/shit" in German? Makes you wonder and up yours, pilgrim Word.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Awww, no floating heads?

    by JackPumpkinhead

    But at least there is the Silhouette of Troubled Man (TM) and a sunflare. Not bad, not bad, but it could still use a Floating Head or five.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Somethings tells me many a review will state...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    "Another King adaptation - another mist opportunity!" Hur, hur.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Play misty for me

    by cornponious

    I think I mist something.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Cliche American "Happy" Ending?

    by Alientoast

    Did it ever occur to you that the fact %99 of foreign movies have an UNHAPPY ending is cliche? I know I'm watching some European movie when all the main characters die, or they lose, or fate just generally pisses all over them. It's a 2 way street, kids, regardless as to the side you drive on. And as for the comment about a kid in the promo not dying, ever see Planet Terror? Although given the crap boxoffice for Grindhouse, I wouldn't be surprised if you said no.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Moriarty is a humorless asshole...

    by gotta eat

    ...after all, he named his kid Katana McPhooey or something.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST

    This movie will be E-P-I-C!!!

    by MaxTheSilent

    I can only imagine what Darabont's THE LONG WALK will be like. I think he should do that movie quick and cheap like this, and blow us all the fuck away.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Insert "Mist" pun here: ___________________

    by DerLanghaarige

    Insert Moriarty's angry reply here: ____________________

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Great news about Bear McCreary doing the soundtrack...

    by Abin Sur

    His BSG work has been some of the strongest television music I've ever heard, and I put the score to that series (especially the season 2 soundtrack, which even my wife loves) against any number of top name cinematic scores.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Struzan's poster was far better...

    by KillaKane

    Death to photoshop comps! Can't beat a kick ass illustration IMO, the UK Quad poster for Death Proof is awesome (looks like a Phillip Castle job).

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:11 a.m. CST

    I get Misty-eyed...

    by rxse7en

    whenever I read anything about this movie. CAN'T wait! Still think Darabont should tackle The Long Walk and Survivor Type. B

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:31 a.m. CST

    here is a stereoscopic version

    by El Borak


  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    I just MIST my pants.

    by The Biomind

    Hahaha. You see, this is quite funny, because instead of "pissed" I wrote "mist", which is the title of a movie.HAHAHA. SPOILER! In the end the mist will reveal itself as a giant spider! Isn't that super cool?

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Mori is just pissed cause he got called a cocksucker

    by redfist

    If you are so pissed at the kid. make it a fuction of the site that you can't post in the talk back more that every 2 minutes (i.e. IMDB) until then stop being such a cocksucker.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:10 a.m. CST

    This film has me more excited right now

    by Street Trash Bhoy

    Than anything else in the pipeline (bar Bats 2). When was the last really good film where humans are up against monsters of unknown origin? I talking about The Thing, Evil Dead, Alien etc.. Also did this site know a stuntman died filming a scene for The Dark Knight during the week?

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Who the fuck is Bear McCreary?

    by Osmosis Jones

    Dammit, I was looking forward to Thomas Newman scoring a horror movie...

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Complaining about the use of a mop as a weapon...

    by Osmosis Jones fucking stupid. Plus, it's a fucking TORCH. Like Mori says, if you're stuck in a supermarket (I work in one) and have to defend yourselves from monsters with what's at hand, a mop with a flaming rag wrapped on the end is a pretty good idea. Sorry, but people don't go shopping with machine guns strapped to their backs.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Last good movie with people vs. monsters

    by Osmosis Jones

    Last year's The Descent.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Mist you guys keep making lame jokes?

    by brokentusk

    I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing this, but I must be honest - the marketing department has made some weird choices. That trailer revealed way too much and the choice of font used in all the marketing is atrocious. There is also something to be said against trying to put too much into your marketing. The poster has a line at the top referring to the fact that the film is based on a Stephen King novel. Then it has the tagline. Then: "FROM FRANK DARABONT, THE SCREENWRITER AND DIRECTOR OF THE GREEN MILE AND THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION" It’s just too much writing and it detracts from the beautiful poster image. In other words: it’s a nice poster, that’s ruined by excess.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Liked the book and look forward to the movie

    by football

    Having read the short story I'm sure Darabont will deliver something good. I'm also interested to see what he does with the rather ambiguous ending which you can get away with in a book but will come off rather lame in a blockbuster movie. Nevertheless, I think people should lay off Darabont as they really have no idea what they're talking about.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Not a bad poster at all, though while we're nitpicking

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    I don't like the font either. <p> Still psyched for this though... all the promotional stuff is beside the point.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:58 a.m. CST

    NEW 1/18/ PHOTO!

    by Pennsy

    A Japanese chef pulls something out of a freezer (looks like a pizza), and when you flip it over, here's the translation of it (thanks to Hinoai from the Unfiction message boards): <p> Everybody, thank you for viewing! I'll introduce this week's delicious recipe. Please make sure to keep this one cold! <p> * Skinless chicken breast - 2, cut in halves<p> * Sōmen noodles - 10 oz.<p> * Watercress - 1/2 cup cut into small strips<p> * Turnip - 1/2 cup, thinly sliced<p> * Shiitake Mushrooms - 1/2 cup<p> * Chicken stock - 1/3 cup<p> * Sake - 2 tbsp.<p> * Sugar - 1/2 tsp.<p> * Deep-sea crab - one<p> <p> In a small saucepan, stir together 1/3 cup water, chicken stock, sake, and sugar. Chill it until it becomes cold. Grill the chicken breast on both sides for about 8 minutes, and then chill. Boil the noodles for about 3 minutes, and then run under cold water until chilled. Mix the watercress, turnips, and mushrooms into the sōmen. Slice the chicken thinly and arrange on top of the sōmen mix. Just before you serve, put the crab in the sauce and pour over the noodles generously. <p> Go Go Delicious Chef!

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST


    by ironic_name


  • Sept. 29, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST

    osmosis jones

    by ironic_name

    they have guns in S-mart supermarkets. <P> besides, america has guns everywhere, don't you?

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Nobody will see this movie because of the mist!

    by The Biomind

    Nobody will see this movie because of the mist! They simply can't!

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST


    by hargon27

    They havent made one-sheets in the size of 27x41 inches since the subsequent fall of NSS in the mid-90s. All present day one-sheets measure at 27x40 inches.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    balki is a freemason

    by ironic_name

    "your TOAST!"

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST

    I'm with you Mori

    by liljuniorbrown

    Sorry Kurzinski but in your last two posts you came off as a pretensious dick and a know it all. I have watched some horrible films in my day and this trailer does not look bad at all. It looks like it will be a great time at the movies. I know it's not about radioactive mutant hillbillies raping national guardsmen or some Eli Roth flick with demented men cutting women up for sport,but it is a horror movie and it it looks pretty fucking scary. We all have our own opinions but going after Mori's kid is hitting below the belt. Thats my opinion.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST

    I wonder if anyone will try adapting 'Rage'?

    by The Dum Guy

    Kid that kills teacher with a gun at school, but isn't portrayed as a complete psycho path... I think maybe in ten years or more.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    ..and the difference between this and the fog is??

    by theonecalledshoe

    bogus news report: 'When asked about who could have taken the coppola script harry knowles replied 'how is he supposed to know I just work here.'

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Kurzinski needs a cranial enema...

    by Major Hockshtetter

    My friend, why do you grace these boards if you are so persecuted and misunderstood?

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Mist Trailer

    by KDog629

    I've seen a lot of movies in my day, and even more trailers, and am I the only one who thought the Mist trailer looked pretty good? And (bold step here) didn't think the flappy thing looked bad at all? And thinks that calling it the worst trailer in seven years is the hallmark of a total limpdick? And tends to give any film from the director of Shawshank and The Green Mile kind of a wide berth when in production cause said director might kinda know what he's doing a little bit? And thinks...damn...already used the word limpdick...I'll be back...

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:12 p.m. CST

    El Borak

    by JackLint

    I thought I was the only one who made shit like that. Pretty nice.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Coolest Inclusion of....

    by Sudynim

    shopping carts I've seen in a movie poster since... maybe this...

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST

    More importantly,...

    by Toonol

    <i>Kurzinski:It's one of those things I'm "supposed" to like. Like the Beatles. Quit trying to convince me to enjoy something.</i><br><br> Kurzinski doesn't like the Beatles, which means his taste is subhuman, and every opinion he ever offers should be viewed with much skepticism.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST

    "Katana McPhooey"

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Ha! Sorry, that made me laugh.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to this incredibly.

    by Red Ned Lynch

    But if the ending has been changed from the book I am both a little fearful because I dig the ambiguous, Birds style endings a lot, and also checking out of the talkbacks on this, because I'll want to actually be surprised. Oh, and Moriarity, good for you for sharing my love for this story and my hopes for the movie. You go get 'em.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Dead Kids and Mops

    by Wrath4771

    Feast had the cajones to kill off the kid - and I know we )OK me and Rectalscan) want dead kids - but the little bastard makes it thrugh the story so I assume he'll make it through the movie. I hope they get a real dimwit to play Thomas Jane's wife in the movie. Going back and reading The Mist again, I totally forgot what kind of moron that woman was. And Mort - Killing things with a mop is as about as bad ass as you can get I think - improvision or not. Anyone could kill someone with a gun, knife, etc, but hell, I'll man up and say I wouldn't be able to kill anyone with a mop. So if any of you out there can kill someone with a mop - you can collect your Bad Ass merit badge now.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Quick spoiler-laden question...

    by tonagan

    If this film was from the POV of Andre Braugher's character, how long would it be? So sue me, I'm a fan.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Is this rated R?

    by skimn

    ...hopefully..Doesn't seem like a Thanksgiving weekend release though. Goes up against Hitman and Enchanted, so it'll be interesting to see how it plays.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:46 p.m. CST

    not taking sides in the awesome argument going on..

    by soup74

    but really.. im not ripping on AICN when i say the best reason to come here is the talkbacks. at times i hate them, and i hate some of the people that post, but in truth i know thats what keeps me coming back. i really couldnt give a shit about this movie poster (perhaps ill see the movie, perhaps ill be busy that weekend) but the mori/kurz exchanges keep me coming back to this story.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST


    by brokentusk

    Don't worry dude, you're not the only one. I think that what the trailer shows looks immensely cool. However, I do think it showed WAY too much and it was cut a little weirdly (did we really need to have two character deaths spoiled in the trailer?). But yeah, people complaining about shit like mops being used as weapons, or the effects not looking 100% complete are pretty short-sighted and I fail to understand how anyone (be they a fan of King’s work, or just a general film geek) can not be INCREDIBLY excited for another Stephen King adaptation from the man who made two of the best.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST

    and after watching the trailer

    by soup74

    kurz, i dont argee with you, i think it looks pretty good. But i do agree with you about aicn taking sides on movies they like and dislike, and for some reason its okay for them to call a movie a piece of shit before seeing it, but for some reason not you. (in fact, it usually is okay for the talkbackers to be pricks about something thats typical talkbacking.. but for some reason you really got mori pissed.. whats that all about?)

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Congrats on making mori mad!!

    by dr sauch

    You made him throw a hissy fit by using puns!! Well played old bean!!

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST

    the Mop *is* badass

    by Kennef

    the Toxic Avenger used a mop.... it was badass... also Michael Richardson used a mop in "UHF" and it was badass too! you get to drink from the firehose!!!

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 7:05 p.m. CST


    by VegasRon

    ...has been shitting on this movie since the trailer first hit in the TB that ensued. While I think condemning a movie with a great creative track record behind it before you've even seen it is pretty stupid, he makes one very good point, they pretty much show Braugher's character's death, and I don't understand why you'd do that. But dude, give the fucking bitching about the unfinished CGI a goddamn rest. Seriously, it's idiotic to bitch about unfinished CGI. Don't like the mop? Fine. Other than that I enjoy your posts, you seem to be pretty bright and witty.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:58 p.m. CST

    BITCH KILLER, The Green Mile failed at the box office?

    by Osmosis Jones

    That movie grossed over $130 million in the U.S. alone. Granted, it had Tom Hanks in the waning days of his "I can open ANY movie" period, but still, it was hardly a flop.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Why did the trailer look like shit?

    by The Dum Guy

    I've only seen it at the theater, so maybe seeing on a high-def computer screen isn't the same as seeing it projected.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST


    by VegasRon

    NOW Kurz's focus has shifted. But his snipes above, when taken with the original Mist trailer thread, is just an ongoing THIS MOVIE LOOKS LIKE SHIT theme. I have a problem with some of his issues, and am sick of hearing about it also. On the other hand, I agree with his two biggest points, showing Braugher's character dying in the trailer and the fact that AICN staffers suck the nuts of certain filmmakers and therefore they're pretty much immune to criticism. That's indisputable and EVERYONE. FUCKING. KNOWS. IT.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Krack 2: The Revenge

    by VegasRon

    Have you even read the Mist trailer thread? Sounds like you haven't. Kurz obviously thinks The Mist is going to suck. or at least has no interest in it based on the trailer, which he criticized up and down. The point about AICN's nut swinging evolved from there. At least the discussion of it.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Krack 3: Endgame

    by VegasRon

    "I don't think Kurz cares about the Mist at all" and "I do believe he thinks this movie will blow" Now you're just contradicting yourself. What started as a scathing attack on the Mist morphed into commentary about AICN getting too chummy with certain filmmakers. In any event, I'm off work in 30, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 1:42 a.m. CST

    I must have missed something...

    by buffywrestling

    I thought Quint was in one giving us set reports. What tie does Mori have with the film - other than seeing it early? Seeing the film early is not a bad thing, is it? Isn't that part of the job, sometimes?‰

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 2:43 a.m. CST


    by Wrath4771

    So Eli Roth doesn't make great films and Cabin Fever isn't the best thing since sliced bread?! Where have I been?!?....Ooooh sparklies.....

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Hey, maybe Moriarty wrote a positive review...

    by brokentusk

    ... because he actually REALLY LIKED the film? No, that couldn't be it - that would take away from all the inane moaning many of you are so fond of.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 1:07 p.m. CST

    When is there going to be a "MIST VS FOG" spin-off?

    by oh_riginal

    It should be a double feature with "Nick Nolte vs Gary Busey", Grindhouse style!!!

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST

    the beatles are overrated

    by troutpencil

    95% of their discography is trash. If you are a retrofaggot who loves the 60s or an older person who enjoyed them when they were less dead or an idiot tweener girl of any era who has heard them, then you like the Beatles, but only noobs consider the Beatles an essential band. But fuck arguing about it, I hate this site.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 9:44 p.m. CST

    The Fog...The Mist...

    by micturatingbenjamin

    The Fog was a coastal town, not a midwestern town plagued by p-puh-puh-puh-puh-pirate ghosts!<p>The Mist is a Maine (I believe) northeastern rural city plagued by an unnatural mist filled with critters from beyond comprehension.<p>The Fog, for me was a rare John Carpenter miss...<p>The Mist, for me was one of the moodiest and to the minute type of short stories of Stephen King's. The Mop...Yeah, I actually like that in the store, the guys are looking for things like brooms and mops to break up into bat-like weapons and lighter fluid...Let me know when Publix or Piggly Wiggly start selling chainsaws and shotguns, bro. *shrug* You probably won't like it, and I already have a spiritual half-chub over it.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Looks like an 80s movie poster

    by GibsonUSA

    I can imagine this hanging in the theater right next to Adventures in Babysitting. Cant you?

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 10:15 p.m. CST

    The Fog vs The Mist

    by The Dum Guy

    That should be the sequel to both, but set in the mid-west. Ghost pirates vs. Chthulhu, set in Oklahoma. I can see the poster now... you wouldn't actually be able to see anything, it would just be a bunch of foggy mist.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 10:16 p.m. CST

    "Looks like an 80's movie poster"

    by Osmosis Jones

    And that's *bad*? Anything that doesn't have floating photoshopped headshots is immediately cool in my book.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Darabont needs to hit a homerun with this one

    by Turkey

    He's gotten consistly weaker with every film.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Turkey, I agree, just like Sam Mendes...

    by The Dum Guy

    Or Orson Welles. These guys just can't keep up to pace with earlier films.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    I wonder if the poster for Italy says.....

    by Turd Furgusen