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Look! Ed Norton does INCREDIBLE HULK Press with Liv & Louis!!!

Hey folks, Harry here... Nikki Finke published a story declaring that Ed Norton flew into a rage and had walked off of THE INCREDIBLE HULK and was refusing to allow himself to do any press on the film. First off... Wouldn't that be awesome if it were true? I love the idea of Bruce Banner hulking out behind the scenes of THE INCREDIBLE HULK. There's no doubt there were disagreements - if you've read the script for THE INCREDIBLE HULK - there are a few meaty scenes that didn't make the cut - and certainly I could see how an actor/writer could get mad, but the day the story broke... Ed Norton was in ADR working on dialogue for the film. Now - you may notice throughout Ed Norton's career that he really doesn't do much press on his films. He'll do a couple of late night appearances, but he's never been upfront and central to the massive press events. But if you saw the MTV MOVIE AWARDS - you saw Ed and Liv presenting together - which was a publicity event for THE INCREDIBLE HULK - and now... over at Moviefone - Ed, Liv & Louis have turned in one of those... Unscripted things, where they all interview one another. This was recorded, just a few days ago... And you'll be seeing more of him supporting THE INCREDIBLE HULK on other outlets. I suppose this should be a lesson for us all... to not necessarily believe everything you read online (duh). Here ya go: Liv, Louis & Ed chatting about THE INCREDIBLE HULK!

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  • June 9, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST


    by Cpt. Arnoldo

    wu tang

  • June 9, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST


    by hegele

    good to see norton behind the film

  • June 9, 2008, 8:33 p.m. CST

    I thought Liv Ullman

    by Napoleon Park

    and Louis Nye were dead.

  • June 9, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST


    by Nicoflex

    It still sucks

  • June 9, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    4th ... I was Late



  • June 9, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Okay, I went and read the article

    by Napoleon Park

    and I still have no idea who Louis is. Prima? Armstrong? de Palma?

  • June 9, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    6th, I Meant ...


    I was late for that, too.

  • June 9, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Wow, so Norton decided to be a grown-up?

    by Bass Bastardson


  • June 9, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Louis Letteriererer . . .


  • June 9, 2008, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Just release an extended cut...

    by Judge Briggs

    They always sell big... a Blu-Ray extended cut would do massive business!

  • June 9, 2008, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Sorry, Trying to Post in TBs


    With a baby in the lap is a bad idea. Actually, a toddler.

  • June 9, 2008, 8:44 p.m. CST

    okay, i clicked the link

    by Napoleon Park

    and saw this was about Art Carney, the guy from Aeroshith's daughter and some guy named Louis the Terreir, but I still don't know who louis is. Maybe if I watched the viddy, but it froze up and made my browser unresponsive. Does anyone know who Louis is?

  • June 9, 2008, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Where's GONE?

    by sweeneydave

    This site has gone down the drain ever since they got rid of GONE. This is total CRAP! HARRY and all of his LOSER BUDDIES are SOLEY RESPONSIBLE for posting ONLY articles that are popular! And if they can't predict the outcome like the psychics we all proclaim them to be, I will brand them as SELLOUTS and POST LOTS OF RUDE THINGS IN CAPS! They say the GONE thing was an EXPERIMENT! THAT'S JUST DUMB! Isn't the point of an experiment to already know the outcome of talkbackers reactions?!!! Or am I just being a TROLL?!

  • June 9, 2008, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Anyone hear speak Frog?

    by EbertsFatThumb

    I can't understand ze guy in ze middle.

  • June 9, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Don't believe it

    by Series7

    They must've had left over money for CGI'ing stuff like this.

  • June 9, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST

    just popping in to remind you that AngLee sucks!

    by BMacSmith

    i'll give this one a chance. The trailers havent impressed me, but i can look past some suspect cg if its a cool movie. we'll see.

  • June 9, 2008, 9:22 p.m. CST

    this movie looks cool!

    by Mr_X

    looking forward to watching his bad boy

  • June 9, 2008, 9:23 p.m. CST

    this bad boy

    by Mr_X

    his bad boy makes me seem kinda queer. not that there's anything wrong with that,

  • June 9, 2008, 9:27 p.m. CST


    by ThornBalls

    He was waiting for the first reviews to come in to see if he should bother. Now I really like most of the things I've seen him in and I don't know much about the guy so I don't really want to insinuate anything. But it seems to me that I heard the tantrum stories in several places. Maybe he was all ready to sit out the press junkets and wash his hands of the whole movie if the reviews weren't good. But since they have been good he jumps back on board and does what he can in the last few days. I don't know - just speculation.

  • June 9, 2008, 9:29 p.m. CST

    "Meaty scenes"

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    I assume we're talking Hulk shlong here

  • June 9, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Thought this was Basic Instinct

    by EbertsFatThumb

    and was waiting for Liv to spread her legs wider. Nice skirt. The rest I couldn't give a crap about.

  • June 9, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST

    ed norton

    by sweeneydave

    Regardless of his tantrums and whatnot, the guy makes great movies. Look at his average on rottentomatoes. 82% out of 17 movies. I have confidence in this movie just because he's in it.

  • June 9, 2008, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Hear speak frog

    by Dodgy

    It's 'here'. Do you write English?

  • June 9, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Now I will edit this story as Ed Norton would:

    by Thorstrongstone

    Ed Norton! Ed Norton! Ed Norton! Ed Norton! Ed Norton!<br><br> I like the guy's acting, but he does seem to have a way at altering the writer's vision. Hell, look at what happened on the set of American History X; just ask the director, the attempted Alan Smithee.

  • June 9, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST


    by ZeroCorpse


  • June 9, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Glad he grew up

    by messi

    Everyone needs to support Hulk. Hulk is nice.

  • June 9, 2008, 9:58 p.m. CST


    by Uncle Stan


  • June 9, 2008, 10:14 p.m. CST

    I just saw it

    by Chewbaccacabra

    Its great. I personally likes it better than Iron Man. It's all smashing all the time. Barely stops for a breathe. I'd like to see the other cut on DVD, but it's fine for the theater. This movie is going to be huge judging from the audience reaction.

  • June 9, 2008, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Oh and about the ending . . .

    by Chewbaccacabra

    Building effects look cheap, set looks a really cheap but who cares. The fight was badass. And nothing after the credits.

  • June 9, 2008, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Liv tyler

    by greentealite

    sucks my cock daily and i flaunt it, posting it on youporn but we're both wearing ugly people masks.

  • June 9, 2008, 10:29 p.m. CST


    by Charlie Murphy

    fuck, you're lucky.

  • June 9, 2008, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Opens bigger than Iron Man

    by fiester

    Watch and see. It will.

  • June 9, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    that's awesome though

    by greentealite

    how the RZA got to play the hulk in sound bytes during the shoot, at some point. Im sure he inspired liv tyler. Not like she needed it, my cock does enough of that for her. But really, Id love to hear an new RZA album with Hulk sound effects.

  • June 9, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST

    i must admit though

    by greentealite

    that the director really seems too placating and out of place, hopefully as time goes on, and if he gets more breaks, he'll turn into a ball-breaker motherfucker like all good directors should be.

  • June 9, 2008, 10:56 p.m. CST


    by ltgalloway

    Liv sang the Mogwai song from Gremlins! THATS AWESOME!

  • June 9, 2008, 11:08 p.m. CST

    I can't wait.

    by therobcat

    I've gone from meh to red-hot excitment for this film. This, Hellboy, and Batman have been giving me geek wood. I blame Iron Man. That movie blew my face off. In a good way.

  • June 9, 2008, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Yeah, would've been totally awesome if Norton walked out

    by thebearovingian

    Just washed his hands clean. Cuz that would've boosted all of our confidence about this picture.<p>No, Harry, that would've been massively geh. But hey, to each his own.

  • June 9, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Please be less Obvious

    by brigeeeeee

    i want to like this film, am hesitant and now am convinced this whole site is bought off. cool it with the shameless defense and promotion. i want to believe this site is still independent.

  • June 9, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST

    On 2nd thought... I don't give a shit!

    by thebearovingian

    Bring on The Dark Knight already! I'm having major withdrawal and I haven't even seen it yet! Have you faeggots not watched the new videos on the Comcast website yet?! Watch the IMAX featurette and you'll cream in your pants (it's not the same as the video from last December; some of the same interviews but lots of new footage). Watch Batman staring down Joker in the interrogation room, "You wanted me. Here I am." Looks BADASS x infinity.

  • June 9, 2008, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Edward Norton can

    by kinksy

    shoot his hot cum in the back of my throat several times a day. That is all.

  • June 9, 2008, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Must. . . write . . . like . . . Shat . . . ner

    by Mullah Omar

    It took me probably 10 minutes to read what amounts to 5 lines of text if you take out the pauses. Jesus.

  • June 10, 2008, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Just came back from a sneak preview

    by mr dark

    Well I've got to say this thing fired on all cylinders..I was really wondering if it was going to be a bomb or not. I like a few people I had talked to who had seen the early footage thought it looked shite. I was happily suprised that apparently the early effects shots in the preview footage was unfinised. The film had story , action and some great charecter work..lots of easter eggs for the keen eyed fans..I took a friend as the pass was for two and he usually gives comic book films a big thumbs down and to my shock he actually enjoyed the hell out of it.. I think this film will do well and I'm sooo stoked for the inevitable Avengers film and the next Hulk with the Leader.. Its a good time for fans everywhere

  • June 10, 2008, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Ed Norton FTW

    by warp11

    Always, that guy has more cred than any other actor in Hollywood and he deserves it.

  • June 10, 2008, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Norton is a Diva

    by Brian

    Norton is a diva. I'm POSITIVE any publicity he'll do for HULK is contractual. Norton isn't THAT amazing. He's been above average, sure, but that doesn't afford him the right to think he's above a crappy comic book movie CG-fest and allll the bullshit publicity it needs to gain momentum before release. He's making good use of that multi-million dollar paycheck, I'm sure... he should do alll of the publicity he can and wear his biggest shit-eating grin while doing it. UNLESS, he negotiated an up-front payday and gets nothing on the back end... in which case he won't even show for the premier. That thankless fuck.

  • June 10, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Think they'll actaully do a Norton Cut on the DVD

    by warp11

    Cause that would rock.

  • June 10, 2008, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Ed Norton and William Hurt and Liv Tyler

    by Jodet

    in a Marvel movie? I will be all over this like bronze on a doorknob.

  • June 10, 2008, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Liv Tyler gets hotter with age...

    by SlickyVonBoner

    Is that possible? When she what young I was all like, eh? In Lord of the Rings, I was totally hmmm. Seeing her in that I was all (sproing!) I predict by the age 80 nobody will be able to look at her, as she will be so unbareably hot that your face will melt. Then the governement will have no choice but to pack her in a crate and bury her in the same warehouse as the Lost Ark.

  • June 10, 2008, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Harry, lets not go too far here. Eddy is a diva

    by GQtaste

    who is known to throw fits quite often. Big deal he went to the mtv awards. Last time I checked this people make obscene amounts of money for playing make believe. And another thing: promotion is part of that big paycheck. It's in their contracts before going into promotion. So lets not jump over backwards for Norton doing a couple of junkets. Downey Jr. was everywhere doing press to help get the word out on Iron and you didn't see him bitching, at least not in a public fashion.

  • June 10, 2008, 3:42 a.m. CST

    Extra Scenes

    by Stuffedlemur

    Now what kinda scenes are they? After all Ang Lee's Hulk suffered from being a bit too talky. Who knows. They will all be on the dvd release any way.

  • June 10, 2008, 3:45 a.m. CST

    mr dark

    by Darkling

    <p>Holy crap, I didn't think it was possible to cram that many classic plant hooks into one paragraph like that. Let's see; in one paragraph (and one subject line), you've got: <p>1) how you saw the film (to establish credibility); <p>2) the initial dubiousness followed by sense of revelation that all good plant writers rely on so the audience will identify with you, especially regarding a film which has had low or negative buzz; <p>3) direct addressing of the negative reaction to certain special effects shots (which will probably be exactly the same as they were in the preview footage); <p>4) a mention of 'story' and 'character work', ie it's not just for action fans; <p>5) 'easter eggs for the keen eyed fans' - adds that geek appeal factor; <p>6) the friend who normally hates this kind of movie but loved this one, ie it's not <i>just</i> for geeks; <p>7) a statement that the film will do well (creates positive buzz). <p>All that in less than 150 words. I'm impressed.

  • June 10, 2008, 3:55 a.m. CST

    well said darkling

    by Lost Jarv

    And fuck off corporate shill. That's the fastest bust I think I've ever seen.

  • June 10, 2008, 4:14 a.m. CST

    So there's a Cap America cameo in this movie?

    by BenBraddock

    According to Leterrier on Dark Horizons. Woahhh! They also have Tony Starks cameo from the new Hulk TV spot; looks funny

  • June 10, 2008, 4:19 a.m. CST

    I've missed a couple of days...

    by Son of Hades

    What's this GONE thing you're all up in arms about?

  • June 10, 2008, 5:11 a.m. CST

    So why doesn't the Hulk keep Banners goatee, anyway?

    by BenBraddock

    Never mind the stretchy pants, this is the real burning queston for me

  • June 10, 2008, 5:35 a.m. CST

    Liv Tyler gets FATTER with age...

    by Tourist

    ...But I'd still pay upwards of 100 dollars to fuck her in the ass. Well...I mean, if I'd worked overtime that week or won on a scratchie. Also, does Iron Man and Hulk indicate a change in direction for Marvel towards fucking gay facial hair?

  • June 10, 2008, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Nikki Finke was wrong again?

    by tonagan

    Shouldn't she get fired at some point?

  • June 10, 2008, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Looks like it was blown out of all proportion.

    by raw_bean

    Norton was even joking about how 'script issues' were resolved with 'Hulk hands' boxing gloves. Nice little video all round.

  • June 10, 2008, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Darkling and Lost Jarv,

    by raw_bean

    why the hell would a plant post in the talkbacks? No-one pays the slightest bit of attention to one little post way down on a massifve talkback, if they were a plant they'd send in a full review and try to get it posted. that's just ridiculous paranoia.

  • June 10, 2008, 7:14 a.m. CST


    by just pillow talk

    What talkbacker ever writes like that? <p>I've done a quick search and he's posted a couple of times last year in a TDK and FF2 threads, a couple quick blurbs.<p>Plant.

  • June 10, 2008, 7:19 a.m. CST


    by I Dunno

    You met me in a really strange time in my life...(cue the Pixies)

  • June 10, 2008, 7:37 a.m. CST


    by forrestal_was_good

    I'd shell out as much as 500 dollars to paint her face with my semen. I'd grow some "fucking gay" facial hair as well, if it'll seal the deal.

  • June 10, 2008, 7:48 a.m. CST

    The closer to the release date, the better it looks...

    by Mr. Profit

    I'm glad the reviews are coming out good for this one. I was afraid that I was being told lies by people I know that this film was good. But now I see it's more HULK SMASH rather than "Let me look at Betty Ross for 2 hours with pain in my eyes". I am checking this out Thursday at a screening with the expectation that it will be a simple Summer Popcorn movie. I don't get fanboys who cry "PLANT" all the time or complain about how awful a movie will be sight unseen. Marvel restored good will with "Iron Man" (allthough I thought it was a little too overrated, but still solid). So we should hope they knock this one out the park too.

  • June 10, 2008, 8:08 a.m. CST

    A friend of mine saw Edward Norton a few years ago

    by chimpjnr

    He was outside Bungalow 8 in New York at the height of its popularity. He was hitting on some girl who resisted his charms saying that she "wasn't that sort of girl". His response was "you can be tonight".

  • June 10, 2008, 8:39 a.m. CST

    raw bean

    by Lost Jarv

    I hate to break this to you, but attempting to create a positive buzz via posting creepy corporate shilling in sites like this is a well documented phenomenon. <P>If you think otherwise you're being painfully naive. Do you not remember the AvP:R fiasco where every TB was full of dickheads going "give it a chance, it's rated R which you wanted, I'm sure they delivered, it isn't based on that shitty idea you've all seen".

  • June 10, 2008, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Mr. Profit

    by Lost Jarv

    I hope this will be good. I'm not being negative for the sake of it- I'm just horribly disenchanted by philbrick and his vile ilk who attempt to con us. <p>I wouldn't mind if they were any good at it, but they're so transparent it's insulting. How stupid do they think we are?

  • June 10, 2008, 9:03 a.m. CST

    edward norton

    by Mr_X

    is a fucking star. loved his work in American History X, fight club and rounders. liv Tyler i thought has always been gorgeous. William hurt is the man. the trailers for this movie have got me stoked. this is the hulk movie i've been waiting for.. the hulk will smash all puny humans!

  • June 10, 2008, 9:06 a.m. CST

    I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact

    by skimn

    that Norton, at one time, dated Selma Hyeck.<p>I think Norton has come to the realization that he should make nice with the studio, for what could be, the biggest hit of his career. It'll give him the clout/freedom to make his next three indie flicks.

  • June 10, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Screw Gone, where's the DVD column?

    by Sithdan

    What in the hell came out today on DVD????

  • June 10, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    even the good reviews on RT...

    by foree forehead

    ..make this thing sound awful.

  • June 10, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Darkling you ignorant slut...

    by mr dark

    Its all true.. and for me being a plant ..I first started posting on this site by coming to Memflix's defense over the Silver Surfer debacle..I for one am totally happy with the turnaround in quality of "comic book films" I guess it's just beyond your range of thinking that something can be done right you little stooge..If trolling for a response was what you wanted you've got one. It's asshats like you that condemn a film before seeing it and call anyone with an opinon a sir can fuck off and good day..

  • June 10, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST


    by Series7

    Keeps saying that norton is going to be on this week. But i don't see him on any of the schedules.

  • June 10, 2008, 11:09 a.m. CST

    By the way Darkling

    by mr dark

    Stood in a fucking line for two hours in San jose last night to see this and I still thought it was well worth for your fucking name you should change it as I have no spawn that would include any of your inferior d.n.a. Now you can get back to what you do best.. typing with one hand while your mom makes your Mac and cheese to bring down to the basement..

  • June 10, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    lost jarv when your done

    by mr dark

    sucking off darkling ...spit it out on his Mac and cheese.. I think he might need some protien in his diet..Your just another troll who can't wait to go negetive on something they no nothing about...

  • June 10, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Raw Bean

    by mr dark

    You sir are correct.. I tried to keep from going into any detail as I hate spoilers.. it's my opinion that this is a much better film than the first Hulk. It was done right..More action better performances, It just felt right for a HULK film..I'm not saying this is the pinnacle of what can be but it sure is a step in the right direction..and if this gets a step closer to an Avengers film I'm all for it..

  • June 10, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Cuz this site is never wrong/full of hyperbole

    by JimCurry

    you throw a stone at a glass... stone. You get glass thrown at you... (Inspired by George W. Bush)

  • June 10, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Liv Tyler...what a doll

    by Rupee88

    yeah, she's an actress and was probably trying to act nice, but she sure does seem sweet.

  • June 10, 2008, 1 p.m. CST

    Anyone screaming plant . . .

    by Chewbaccacabra

    Needs to realize screenings went on all over the place last night. This is some good geek shit. If you don't like it, well fuck you and turn in your geek card.

  • June 10, 2008, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Wheres a review

    by Series7

    For Wanted? I could care less about Hulk at this point, I don't really care about reviews the week of. I've already made up my mind by then. And I'll be there Friday.

  • June 10, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Don't believe what you read, like Harry will...

    by DrEdwardMorbius doing the DVD column in a timely fashion...3 weeks have gone by, so I assume he won't be doing anymore...

  • June 10, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Fuck Norton! Downey Jr shows up!

    by Violator90

    Just saw a commercial of the Hulk last night and who did my see talking to Gen. Ross. . . Tony Stark! Just that scene itself I'm in to see this movie. Fuck what they say about the movie. Just to see another Marvel hero in another Marvel hero's movie is just giving me geekasms!

  • June 10, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    wow ed norton does ONE interview!!!

    by slappy jones

    man he is really out there promoting this thing. I can;t wait to see him on letterman. Oh hes not doing it? o.k. then leno. Oh not there either...kimmell? ferguson? anything??? oh hes doing the moviephone unscripted? huh hes a regular press machine!!

  • June 10, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Seth Meyers

    by King Bear

    They need to fire Seth Meyers from SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.

  • June 10, 2008, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Kevin Smith

    by King Bear

    Kevin Smith needs to drink a Red Bull and finish DAREDEVIL: THE TARGET.

  • June 10, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    look how funny norton is? isn;t he sweet

    by slappy jones

    I don't believe nortons lack of press action is totally hulk related. I just think that is how he works. He never does much press. He is probably a studios worst nightmare in that regard. But for everyone wanting to prove finke wrong and hey I don't like her either but that seems to be everyones main goal in all this norton stuff you must admit it is a bit weird how much press norton ISN'T doing for this thing. I have seen Liv all over the place...leading up to Iron man downey was all over the place but Norton is what? on the mtv awards and moviephone unscripted? hardly king of the junket.

  • June 10, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Thanks Chewbaccabra

    by mr dark

    You know I wasn't even going to mention the applause at the end of the flick because I thought I would get called a plant..But fuck these guys it was a great improvement over the last one and I think part of the applause was due to the relief that it didn't suck like the last one..It sets up a great story to come for the leader and the Avengers..I guess some geeks don't know how good things are for movies right now..

  • June 10, 2008, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Uh oh, cheap shot by Devin over at CHUD...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

  • June 10, 2008, 4:38 p.m. CST

    As someone above mentioned...

    by conspiracy

    Norton at one time most probably fucked Salma Hayek in every position, and in every orifice, nightly; not to mention suckling her gigantic Mexican cans, and jizz blasting her oh so perfect face till she choked out on jizz... For that reason alone I'll watch this thing...if just to pay my respects to a guy who has lived what others only can dream about.

  • June 10, 2008, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Fuck Faraci. Fuck him right in the ear!

    by seagrass

    What a douchebag, starting shit like that. He puts the prick in pretentious. If I met him on the street, I'd probably let my girlfriend kick his whiny little fanboy ass. Seriously.

  • June 10, 2008, 4:44 p.m. CST

    mr dark...

    by Tourist

    ...Is it right for a person who spent 2 hours of his life lining up to watch a childrens movie to call another angry virgin talkbacker a basement dweller?

  • June 10, 2008, 4:47 p.m. CST

    I read the article

    by mr dark

    I don't doubt for a minute that the Suits will fuck up this winning streak of success ..I can guarantee the first thing they thought of after sequel was how to keep more of the profit im their pockets..Greed and rushing something out just for the bucks will be the undoing of this success. They will never learn!! But I can only hope I'm wrong..

  • June 10, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Who IS Louie the Terrier?

    by Napoleon Park

    I asked three times. None of you know, do you?

  • June 10, 2008, 4:49 p.m. CST

    who cares if Norton does Press

    by j2talk

    uh, why the hell should we care IF Norton does press or not..the movie should speak for itself.....

  • June 10, 2008, 4:53 p.m. CST



    By that logic, I would watch Brian Austin Green's next theatrical release... but that ain't gonna happen on the grounds that 1) it's a Brian Austin Green theatrical release and 2) there is never going to be another Brian Austin Green theatrical release. One can't help but notice that there is a fundamental flaw in this approach of yours.

  • June 10, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST


    by mr dark

    I'm sorry...But when did this become a childrens movie..As for how I spend my time its none of your fucking concern..I get pissed when the first time I post a spoiler free heads up that the film doesn't suck and get called a fucking plant..I saw a film I wanted to see early and free.. The two hours I could have spent fucking your mother would have been even a bigger waste of my time..

  • June 10, 2008, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Ed Norton

    by Mattyboy122

    Owned Kingdom of Heaven. What a magnificent performance. And he's hardly in it! But yeah, he's amazing in that flick. Although he does sound like he can be a bit of a diva at times.

  • June 10, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Normally I hate Devin,

    by Mezzanine

    But I have to admit he is right on this. This whole article does smack of the truth being contorted and bent. Harry, if you thought that Norton really appreciated this movie, why wasn't he at the Drafthouse with you?? </p> And by the way, I hate myself for agreeing with Devin. The guy is a know it all prick. And he's probably trolling this talkback right now to look at the shitstorm that he blew up. Fat asshat.

  • June 10, 2008, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Ed Norton

    by mr dark

    lOkk Ed got his paycheck , He worked his ass off on this..They fucked with his vision but Ed wasn't the director or producer just actor and writer.. No one has a gun to his head to go out and promote this but if he has a piece of the gross he's only fucking himself.. I can't imagine that a guy who was banging Salma has anything better to do than to go around anwsering the same fucking stupid questions over and over to a bunch of clueless talking heads that probably don't even give a rats ass to the anwsers..Mr. Norton did a fine job got his payday and I'm sure will be on board for the next one if people don't fuck with him..

  • June 10, 2008, 6:42 p.m. CST

    You're right...

    by Sawney Bean

    Let's get a cab. Fucking great. You can see the new trailer here.

  • June 10, 2008, 6:53 p.m. CST

    mr dark

    by Darkling

    <p>I apologise if I offended you. I'm not interested in condemning the film; I was more interested in the way you wrote your initial post. Sometimes there's a fine line between plant technique and honest unbridled enthusiasm. It seems that you unintentionally pushed a lot of plant buttons when writing your review. I feel that it's useful for people to be more aware of those techniques so that they can be more discerning, both in the way they read reviews and the way they *write* reviews. <p>Again, I'm sorry. Since you're here now, could you go into more detail regarding what you liked about the film?

  • June 10, 2008, 7:19 p.m. CST

    'and was refusing to allow himself'

    by quantize

    and now in English... 'refused to do any press on the...'

  • June 10, 2008, 7:24 p.m. CST

    transformers '08

    by foree forehead

    isn't it.

  • June 10, 2008, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Darkling apology accepted

    by mr dark

    Look I'm trying to be nice here but it seems like every time someone on these boards posts an early positive review someone screams plant.. How about we turn this around for a minute .. who's to say a rival studio with product coming out the same week wants to hurt its competition. Couldn't they hire trolls to kill early good buzz.. maybe just maybe it might be just as effective as a plant.. As for the film, since you asked I thought it used the origin from the first one effectivly so that it didn't have to bother with the retelling..The action was pretty intense right off in the chase scenes through to slums of Rio.. The acting was very good and there was an excellant balance of humor through the whole film..I thought William Hurt filled Sam Elliots shoes just fine and Ed Norton was a perfect choice to take over Bana's part.. If I had one quibble with casting it was with Liv Tyler she was right for the part but her voice is to sqeeky for me but she is easy on the eyes. Tim Roth is great along with Tim Blake Nelson who will become the Leader...The effects were much better than I expected as I could only judge by what I had seen on the trailers and they frankly looked unfinished before I had seen the film. I got what I wanted from a Hulk movie and couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised..By the way the friend I took who wound up enjoying the film when I thought he would hate it lost his wallet at the showing and some kind and honest geek turned it in with money still intact..That says a lot for geekdom to me. Well again I want to say it isn't a perfect film but it came out much better than I was expecting and I look forward to the sequel if the same parties are involved..

  • June 10, 2008, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Norton looks uncomfortable as hell

    by Joelseph01

    Can't wait to hear that "Lonely Man" music.

  • June 10, 2008, 8:04 p.m. CST


    by King Bear

    Alan Moore's MIRROR OF LOVE is dogshit.

  • June 10, 2008, 8:05 p.m. CST

    mr dark

    by Darkling

    <p>I agree that it's a sad state of affairs when boards like these become a battleground for competing PR departments, to the point where people feel like they have to take everything with a grain of salt. <p>The plants seem to have become so pervasive that the template for a 'glowing review' is almost exactly the same as a 'plant review'. I guess it's due to the fact that most fans out there don't quibble about the things they didn't like, because they don't want to damage public opinion of the movie. Unfortunately, plant writers have exactly the same agenda. <p>Thanks for the more detailed opinions on the movie, too.

  • June 10, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST


    by King Bear

    They need to change GREEN HORNET so that it is released in theaters in 2009 instead of in 2010.

  • June 11, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST

    I love how Liv Tyler is...

    by My friends call me Killjoy

    making the sound of a Mogwai from Gremlins, but she says it's the ewok sound...from Goonies! I guess you don't need a geek card to be in these movies. Love Liv though.

  • June 11, 2008, 3:17 a.m. CST

    Fuck off and photosynthesise elsewhere

    by Lost Jarv

    You fucking despicable corporate shill. <P>You want people to believe your phony review? Then don't write it like a fucking marketing puff piece. Nobody outside of marketing whores express opinions like that. <P>So, tell me again Philbrick, how did Hulk "deliver"? <P>cocksucker.

  • June 11, 2008, 3:22 a.m. CST

    I will give you points for the insults though

    by Lost Jarv

    that was very unplantlike. <P>Pity you put up a blurb-y first post. <P>For the record, I want this to be good. I really, really do- I just find plant posts offensive. <P>If you're not a plant, then fair enough. "My bad."

  • June 11, 2008, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Who cares about actors promoting the work.

    by mrfan

    Of course they are going to make the movie sound like the second coming. Of course it will all be positive. All I care about is if the can deliver the goods on the big screen. From many reviewers here and other places I think they succeeded. Looking forward to this movie.

  • June 11, 2008, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Conflict of interest

    by tiredpm

    Harry, I have to question your writing of this article when your name appears all over the most recent TV commercial for the film. This article is a sop to a studio, pure spin for a movie that had well-documented behind the scenes issues, to the point that Norton had to issue a public statement in an effort at damage control. For you to allow your words to be used in marketing for the film and then write this feels like a serious compromise and, which should be of more importance to you, an absolute slap in the face of your readers.<p>This is your site. Do what you want. But if you would like it to ever be more or taken seriously you can't write articles like the fluff piece above -- it's simply not professional or honest. And it actually does a disservice to the other writers by casting doubts on their motivations.

  • June 11, 2008, 9 a.m. CST


    by tiredpm

    ...just saw that Devin took a shot at this article over at CHUD. He's right, this article is "grossly dishonest."

  • June 11, 2008, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Hulk Smash Game

    by John L Raiser Looks like the game consists of making cars/tanks/etc. out of Playdough, then *smashing* them with a big plastic fist. (I saw the ad for this thing on TV last night)

  • June 11, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST

    chud fucking owns this site.

    by long live the new chris

    obama - faraci '08

  • June 11, 2008, 10:55 a.m. CST

    chud fucking owns this site.

    by long live the new chris

    obama - faraci '08

  • June 11, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Norton's a Liberal dumb ass!

    by LordShaithis

    Wonder where he's going to hide all his hulk money once Obama gets in office and tries to take it away from him.

  • June 11, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST

    "Norton's a liberal".....

    by Darth Macchio

    My we're getting partisan plants in regular film TB's? BZZZzzzz! Hear that line buzzing out past the breakers? Gonna cathum some big fish mada! BIG fish goes on grill and big fish goes down real!!! BzzBzz who will take the bait? Or is it BATE?