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Harry's DVD Picks & Peeks - 3rd week of August DVDs: Welles, Ferreri, Crispin Glover, McQueen, Robert Shaw, Stone & Nazis!!!

Hey folks, Harry here with a host of fun titles! The greatest being LA GRANDE BOUFFE and Orson Welles’ DON QUIXOTE – but then there’s the wild insanity of something like the remake of THE WIZARD OF GORE starring Crispin Glover and the Suicide Girls! My brain wasn’t prepared for the fucking joy that brought me! Well let’s get into it. As always – by clicking on the box-art or titles, you will be taken to Amazon, where you can learn more on the title – and/or you could purchase the title, thus contributing a small portion to the continuation of this column, that I so enjoy researching and writing for you. Now – see what a great day it is… Tuesday, August 19th, 2008



HOUSE, M.D. – Season Four
Just to show that I pay attention to talkbackers – I’m adding these first two selections to this week’s column. I’m not a big TV watcher – and I didn’t get sent a screener – but I’ve heard from a whole bunch of HOUSE lovers that this is a very high quality show. That’s not really surprising – the show stars Hugh Laurie – a fantastic actor as Dr. Gregory House and also features Kumar and Olivia Wilde. If you’re a fan of HOUSE, M.D. – I’m sure you’re already on board this.




DEXTER – The Complete Second Season
I have seen a couple of episodes of DEXTER on Showtime – and my general impression was that it was essentially AMERICAN PSYCHO the series. And that’s not a slight, but rather a compliment. I’m not a faithful follower, but as a series – I’m sure that they’ve done a far better job of exploring the mind of a sardonic psychotic than Bale could in the running time of a single feature. You have to applaud the evil intent of the series to have us root and cheer for a serial killer, but that’s what we have here. As I’ve seen by my email and your talkbacks – this is a series you wish had more coverage on AICN and that you’re out there supporting. Obviously this is on many of your lists and consider this title as an AICN reader recommendation!




TERMINATOR – THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES – 1st Season
This is a morbid curiosity for me – Obviously it is nowhere near a level of quality not just with the first two GREAT Terminator films, but it’s also not on par with the 3rd Terminator film. A key reason is budget, but the main reason is talent and a lack of inspiration across the board. That said, in the world of unnecessary Televised continuations of sacred Sci-Fi material… it is a very interesting and sometimes fun train wreck where you can see all the fun in 1080p. Though I would say this is more of a rental than a purchase.




CAMP ROCK – (Extended Rock Star Edition)
The Jonas Brothers are a pox upon the world. I’m not immediately against pre-pubescent training bra-stuffing Boy Band drool-inducers – by law… but these guys and their songs are excruciatingly bad. Their vocals are flat and dead. And the “plot” just isn’t worth mentioning. HOWEVER, if you have a early teener that’s screaming their songs and tacking up their posters in their room with grotesque adulation… you can not get this at your own risk. That said, tell them they can only watch it when you’re not home – or at a friend’s house. Cuz this shit will make your ears bleed. (Yes, I did watch it and Yes, I’m sorry)




HANNAH MONTANA – BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CONCERT – THE 3-D MOVIE
Ok – now hold on to your skullcaps – cuz I’m actually recommending this one. WHAT? No, seriously. I know that Miley Cyrus is the spawn of an idiot singer that plagued us in the late Eighties. Sure her songs are empty sugar pop head-bopping songs. But it’s fun stuff. Moreso – Blu-Ray 3D is fucking amazing. On a pure love of the 3D format – watching the anaglyph 1080p was stunning. Disney’s set design and 3D cinematography takes full advantage of the 3D format and if you love 3D – this is the finest quality 3D you’ll ever have seen at home. And the advantage of the Home Version is… You can skip the Jonas Brothers songs – or hit mute.




MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY
I love Frances McDormand… and I lust after Amy Adams – she’s amazing. This was a surprising winner that Yoko grabbed out of my stack of Screeners and put on a couple weeks back. However, with Frances and Amy on screen for almost every scene – there was constant entertainment – and besides – there’s a very titillating scene of Amy Adams getting out of a shower and exposing just enough skin to make you mentally fill in the rest. It’s so hot. Yet very chaste. The film has a lot going for it, but that’s my favorite scene – other than the song numbers at the end. Very good!




STREET KINGS
There’s a chance that like me, you missed this film. It came from the mind of James Ellroy. And starred such awesome folks as Forest Whitaker and Hugh Laurie – as well as Keanu Reeves and Chris Evans. The film is very solid. The biggest complaint I would have is that everything is so INTENSE that it is a bit like gritting your teeth for 2 hours. This film is something worth checking out, it’s not the best gritty corrupt cop flick by James Ellroy – but it is a solid one.




RECOUNT
Fantastic film. As someone that feels that this 2000 Election forever fucked America – this film doesn’t overly skew to Democrats – but it does put a magnifying glass on a really fucked up nightmarish clown show of an election procedure in the limp dick of the United States. The film makes me so fucking angry, but I’m giving my copy to someone else, because if you watch this film too many times – you’ll find yourself just a bitter pissy bastard that does nothing but looking back and dreaming of a different world. Would the World Trade Center still be standing with a different President? Would our Economy still be in the shitter? Would we be at War in two countries? All of this might have happened under Al’s watch, but I don’t think so. I think we would be better served to concentrate on the current election and make sure that we don’t get more of the same that we’ve had for the last 8 years. And by the way – this is a fantastic film!




THE SCORPION KING 2: RISE OF A WARRIOR
I agree with everything that VERN said in his review. It is the “not as cool younger brother of THE SCORPION KING.” That about says it all.




PROM NIGHT
This is a piece of shit! Really fucking awful. I know there’s a lot of you that are of Prom age – and that a horror film about Prom Night sounds like a really fun thing. It is. Just not this one. This is a really shitty film. So if you’re aching to buy a film called PROM NIGHT – I can recommend with the utmost buying Jamie Lee Curtis’ original PROM NIGHT and the classic PROM NIGHT II: HELLO MARY LOU. You can buy both of those and have $10 left over to buy condoms, which if you had your date watch these two films, you might actually get to use.




TWENTY-FOUR EYES – Criterion Collection
This isn’t immediately the sexy cool type of Japanese films of Samurais, Geishas and Shoguns. This isn’t a Pinky Violence or Yakuza film. This is an absolutely enthralling elegant story of a teacher that never quits her students. Keisuke Kinoshita’s TWENTY-FOUR EYES is a Japanese classic. Criterion again strives to bring us not just the popular titles, but the best titles whether they’re popularly known in the United States or not. This isn’t a well known Japanese title here on these shores, but it is an extraordinary film. And it has been given the highest quality treatment, as we always expect and receive from Criterion!




THE SMALL BACK ROOM – Criterion Collection
Even if you don’t know the great work of Powell & Pressburger, look at the cover of this DVD. You see the look on David Farrar’s face there? You see the lighting, the composition, the quality of that image. Now imagine a feature film running images that good at 24 frames a second – with acting, writing and direction at that quality. And you’ll have a clue of what to expect with this film about an alcoholic scientist consulting on a new Nazi weapon during World War II. No – not with the Nazis – but with the Allies. And the film feels like the most brilliant film noir, that isn’t a film noir. It just crackles with the look and feel of Noir. BRILLIANT FILM. Absolutely a must see.




AN AMERICAN CRIME
This is one of those films that I had never heard of. It showed up in the mail… I saw the names Catherine Keener and Ellen Page and James Franco and the cover and wondered… “Why haven’t I heard of this?” Then I put it on. WOW. It’s based on a real case of Child Abuse in 1965 in Indiana – and it is harrowing and disturbing. You’ll never leave your kids with anyone while you go off for business for a few months if you see this film. Talk about the shit of nightmares. Keener ranks right with Faye Dunaway as evil fucking women – and Ellen Page does something VERY different from her JUNO & SMART PEOPLE roles. She’s amazing in this film – as is James Franco’s worthless character. You really do need to see this one. Great work all around.




THE PROPOSITION (BluRay)
Did you love THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD? Are you looking forward to Baz Luhrmann’s AUSTRALIA? Well you need to get your ass in front of a high def screen with a copy of THE PROPOSITION directed by John Hillcoat and written by Nick Cave and featuring a score by him! This is an extraordinary Western. A film that absolutely will blow you away. Starring Guy Pearce, John Hurt, Ray Winstone, Noah Taylor and a bunch of folks that look note perfect in this film. When I held the AICN screening of this film – an audience was STUNNED – and like TAOJJBTCRF – it is a marvel of cinematography. If you haven’t seen this – you must see this. And if you have, you’ve already purchased or clicked above.




NIXON (BluRay)
This is a great film. Nixon is a very complicated character and historic personality. There’s the media impression, the political impression and somewhere in there was a man with a whole lot of issues at play. Oliver Stone set out to make a film that set out to present the argument that is NIXON. A man that did GREAT THINGS, PETTY THINGS, ILLEGAL THINGS and just plum STUPID THINGS. Is it a coincidence that this film comes out while the Olympics are taking place in China? There’s no doubt that without Nixon and Kissinger – there would be no Olympics in China. I would also say without Nixon – a lot of the cynicism and distrust of our leaders wouldn’t be as prevalent. Nor would the partisan politics be as rigid as they are today. That said – Anthony Hopkins is riveting as Richard Milhouse Nixon. He never entirely looks like Nixon, nor does he entirely look like Anthony Hopkins. He’s a hybrid of the two. However, if you’re a leftie – you’ll probably be surprised how sympathetic Stone paints Nixon – and if you’re a Righty – you’ll probably just hate Stone all the more. However, I feel it is an excellent portrayal of a flawed man that was so almost great that it hurt. Sadly, as painted here – we’ll never see what might have been, had he not been such a tricky Dick.




THE WIZARD OF GORE
I’m watching this film right now. It’s about halfway through – and I’m hypnotized by Crispin Glover’s performance as THE WIZARD OF GORE…. I’m also hypnotized by the exquisite nudity of THE SUICIDE GIRLS that star in the film. I also can’t stop watching the gore. And the general lunacy of Bijou Phillips. The film had me at Crispin Glover as THE WIZARD OF GORE. I wish to god that this movie had distribution. It’s so fucking awesome. Crispin was born for roles exactly like this. Mad genius. The Suicide Girls were born to be in movies like this! And god dammit – I was born to compel you to watch this – and I fucking loved it! This is so much more fun than any horror film that Dimension has actually released in years. And wait till you see Brad Dourif in this!




JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA – Season One (Blu-Ray)
Oh hell yeah! The entire first season of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA at 1080p! And yes, it looks great! I know you’re probably a geek like me that loved this series – well sure – it isn’t lush animation, it’s very stylized and graphic animation – and all those angles won’t artifact during the up-res process. I love this set – probably my favorite series to get the Blu-Ray treatment thus far.




THE FLETCH COLLECTION
1 great FLETCH movie and one not as good FLETCH movie. I miss Chevy Chase. I wish somebody brilliant would get their hands of Chevy Chase – like a Wes Anderson – and make him great again. I’m like the AB KING of Chevy Chase – only… I realize just how much he sucked at the end of his media time. This is just a cheaper packaging of pre-existing material – but ya know… I can’t help but let folks know when they can get quality awesome Chevy Chase material!




DON QUIXOTE
About 9 years ago, I got a Spanish DVD of this film – and thanks to the blessings of All-Region players – I watched this film and fell utterly in love. Orson Welles never finished his DON QUIXOTE – apparently a cursed title, but back in 1992 – Jess Franco “finished” it for him – and the results are MAD GENIUS. Orson Welles breaks every sort of wall that film has. Sometimes he’s looped the voice of Don Quixote – at other points it is Jess Franco – at other times the actual Actor. The film is more than just a telling of the myth of Don Quixote, but what the myth means to Spain and Spanish culture. I can’t possibly state how this film is pure genius and pure crap mixed to be a humbling work of pungent brilliance. I actually dream of what this might have been had Welles finished it, but at the same time… that he didn’t is another level of genius to it all. For Welles is every bit the myth that Don Quixote is. He’s a man with his own Windmills and insanity and fame and heroism. Orson Welles is a noble knight of cinema and sadly he didn’t finish enough movies for all of us. But he was so great that even sketches of movies like this are so much more compelling than most of what we see today. That this has come to our shores is something to celebrate. Behold a dream of a film, a mess of a film and a master of film at work. My highest recommendation for any serious movie geek!




THE UNSEEN
I love & hate Ringo Starr. I love Ringo for everything he has done in his life – and I hate Ringo Starr for marrying the exquisite Barbara Bach. You may know her as Agent Triple X from THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, or as Lana from CAVEMAN or as Maritza Petrovich from FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE – but if you were a youngster in the 70s and 80s – you lusted after Barbara Bach – she was one of the most beautiful wet dreams of 70s and 80s Cinema Babes. This is her very fun Horror film. It isn’t great, but man – I could watch Barbara Bach sitting on a couch reading the Bible to herself. And this is much better than that. Besides – wait till you see who the bad person is! You won’t believe it!




ADVENTURES OF THE GALAXY RANGERS, Collection Vol. 2
The second part of that mid-eighties funkily animated space western. And damn do they pull the stops out for this series. There’s Commentary on this. There’s weird cool extras on this – and ya know what? THANK YOU! There are some of us out there that are so happy that Koch put this out at the quality they have. Here’s over 18 hours of your childhood.




TELEVISION UNDER THE SWASTIKA
This is what the Product Description reads at AMAZON: “Legend has it that the triumphant march of television began in the United States in the 1950's, but in reality its origins hark back much further. Nazi leaders, determined to beat Great Britain and the U.S. to be the world's first television broadcaster, began Greater German Television in March 1935. German viewers enjoyed their TV broadcasts until September 1944, as Allied troops closed in. Making use of 285 reels of film discovered in the catacombs of the Berlin Federal Film Archive, "Television Under the Swastika" is a fascinating look at the world's first television broadcast network. It explores both the technology behind this new medium and the programming the Nazis chose to put on it. "Television Under the Swastika" is required viewing for anyone interested in the history of television, the intersection of media and propaganda, and the inside story of Nazi Germany.” Holy shit – what the fuck is this shit? I’m morbidly curious. What was the Nazi Network shows like? I can’t imagine – and I might just have to find out. What about you? Is it more evil than Disney TV?




NEVER LOVE A STRANGER
Here’s a Steve McQueen film I never heard of – He plays a DA and a friend of the lead of the film, played by John Drew Barrymore. It’s essentially a story of youthful friends that wind up on opposite sides of the law as adults. And well then there’s decisions to make. The film is electric. So much better than I was expecting. This was McQueen’s first real movie role – right before THE BLOB. And he’s great in it. So young. SO impossibly young here. The same year as THE BLOB – and while I love that film, this is even better!




MARCO FERRERI: The Collection ( LA GRANDE BOUFFE, EL COCHECITO, THE SEED OF MAN, DON’T TOUCH THE WHITE WOMAN, BYE BYE MONKEY, SEEKING ASYLUM, TALES OF ORDINARY MADNESS, THE HOUSE OF SMILES )
Marco Ferreri will always be a genius in my book – mainly because of my absolute love for LA GRANDE BOUFFE – a film starring Marcello Mastroianni – about a group of men that hire a group of prostitutes for group sex – and commit to suicide by eating themselves to death. Not via cannibalism, but via awesome foods. It won the FIPRESCI prize at Cannes in 1973 and is an NC-17 (aka X rated film). And it happens to be fucking brilliant. His other films are equally and not quite as brilliant as LA GRANDE BOUFFE – but they are challenging intellectual and compelling films all. This is a GREAT collection. And a filmmaker that we should all discover. I can’t wait to discover THE HOUSE OF SMILES and TALES OF ORDINARY MADNESS… I’ve seen and loved the others. But to me, the jewel here is LA GRANDE BOUFFE. It’s a must own!




THE BUCCANEERS
Holy Shit! There was a 30 Episode Series starring Robert “QUINT” Shaw as a Pirate? Using the same ship used in TREASURE ISLAND (the Robert Newton one) and MOBY DICK (the Gregory Peck / John Huston one)!!! I’m so goddamn there! This is something I’m dying to see! And I bet Quint is too!
That’s it for this week, but next week will be looking at Season 2 of HEROES, 4th season of ENTOURAGE, THE SECRET, THE LITTLE MERMAID – ARIEL’S BEGINNING, 6th Season of THE SHIELD, 3 STOOGES Collection 1940-42, NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (Blu-Ray), SALO or THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM Criterion, WARNER HOME VIDEO WESTERN CLASSICS COLLECTION, ERROL FLYNN WESTERNS COLLECTION, THE STALKING MOON, U-571 BluRay, THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD BluRay, AFRO SAMURAI – Season One BluRay, MIAMI VICE BluRay, PALE RIDER BluRay, WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN?, BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF – Director’s Cut, CHICAGO 10, THE LEGEND OF THE LONE RANGER, VIRGIN TERRITORY, DELICATESSEN (Special Edition), PHANTASM 4: OBLIVION, A/K/A TOMMY CHONG, FAT ALBERT’S HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, DEVIL HUNTER, CLOAK AND DAGGER / THE WIZARD Double Feature!, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, CANNIBAL TERROR, THE TAKASHI MIIKE OMNIBUS and much more!!! See you next Wednes… I mean Tuesday!

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  • Aug. 19, 2008, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Love dvds

    by mrfan

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 5:03 a.m. CST

    Who's watching the Watchmen?

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Fox

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Proposition cover

    by Shoegeezer

    Love that cover, different from the UK Blu-Ray, used to have a huge poster for True Grit done in the same style. Also, The Small Black room, the weapon consultancy stuff isn't a huge part of the movie as I recall, it's more about his bomb disposal work, incredibly tense, and his alcoholism - the great bit where he sees a bottle get bigger and bigger.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Buccaneers

    by Quint

    Always heard of the show, seen stills of it, but never seen it. Young, young Robert Shaw. Let's just say that DVD will be ordered and in my house by week's end...

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Who are the Suicide Girls?

    by DerLanghaarige

    Is this a rock band? The Jonas Brothers for boys?

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Random Toy Story quotes anyone?!

    by Alucinor

    THERE'S A SNAKE IN MY BOOTS!

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 5:57 a.m. CST

    DerLanghaarige

    by JackNF

    Suicide Girls = a subscription website full of naked tattooed punk/goth chicks

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 6 a.m. CST

    Did the Nazi Network do any sitcoms?

    by tonagan

    The mind boggles.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 6:17 a.m. CST

    fletch reborn

    by trotsky37

    to hell with the 3rd fletch. Whatever happened to that fletch remake with Scrubs creator bill lawrence that was going to star either zack braff or joshua jackson? Also as someone who has watched Terminator 2 more times then he can remember, Sarah Connor Chronicles is one of the top five shows on network tv right now

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Billy Ray had his hit in the early ninties

    by PacmanFever

    Either 91 or 92. Not the eighties. Just saying. Anyway, why would any "righties" hate Stone for Nixon? Surely that's the most sympathetic portrayl of the man ANYWHERE since 74. Heck, it even made me question the value of loathing ANY president. Great film; one of only a handful to really move me.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Zack Braff as Flectch?

    by PacmanFever

    Can't see it

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Please vote for "Please Vote For Me"

    by Ben Addiction

    Also out today is the best documentary I've seen this year "Please Vote For Me". Imagine if Alexander Payne's "Election" was a true story, only instead of American teens, it's a group of Chinese eight-year-olds campaigning for class monitor. The kids are incredibly compelling characters who learn some brutal lessons on the nature of democracy as the personality conflicts that have been simmering for a while boil over during a closely fought election. It mirrors some of our own recent elections in some very uncomfortable ways. Really a terrific film.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 6:32 a.m. CST

    i wonder if the jonas brothers

    by lex romero

    take advantage of all the naive teen girls who throw themselves at them. who wouldn't.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Finally some DEXTER love!

    by GavinVanDraven

    goddam it Harry and Quint, that bug up yer asses had to die eventually didnt it? we the people, expect a weekly DEXTER talkback now. dont tease us baby! dont tease us!

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 6:40 a.m. CST

    wizard of gore...

    by GavinVanDraven

    a unique and blissful experience. harry, i couldnt agree more with you.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 6:45 a.m. CST

    "World Trade Center still be standing"????

    by tommyvercetti

    Denial is not a river in Africa. Let me see, Bush took the war on terror off our soil, put it on theirs, and there are people out there (Harry, you disappoint me on this) that have a problem with that?? Man, do we evey have short memories in this country. I for one prefer the war on terror being on soil other than ours. Maybe some of you out there prefer it still get fought in NYC. I suppose you Bush haters are also in denial that there were EIGHT different recounts on the Florida election, SEVEN of which were funded by causes sypathetic to Gore, yet NONE of those recounts found evidence that Gore should have stole the election from GWB. It's a good thing I read this web page (nine years now) for the movie babble.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 6:45 a.m. CST

    an american crime...

    by GavinVanDraven

    is based on a true crime... straight from the court transcripts. ellen page is going to win an oscar soon, mark my words. if you have heard of jack ketchum's "the girl next door"... it is based on the same crimes, but it is not very accurate. oh, and i cannot wait to watch the directors cut of brotherhood of the wolf, redbelt and the next avengers cartoon in the next day or two.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Bush is absolutely responsible for 9/11.

    by rbatty024

    And I don't mean that in a conspiracy theory way, I mean that in a "he's totally incompetent and sat on his hands for a year." The man was given comprehensive reports about Bin Laden's attempts to attack Americans on our soil and yet he took more vacation time than any other president in his first year. He took no action against Bin Laden until we were attacked. <p> Since then America's greatest enemy has gotten away and the Department of Defense reports that terrorism has increased in the world and terrorists have spread into more countries. If there is a war on terror, then George W. Bush is losing it for us.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 6:59 a.m. CST

    war on terror

    by GavinVanDraven

    is a bullshit excuse to fight "over there". its like the "war on drugs", we cannot win because there is no clear enemy. our occupation over there only fuels the fires of hatred these extremists groups have for us. we need to back the fuck off already because we cant "win" clearly. we need to HELP these people so that we improve our image to the rest of the world... it is the impoverished that join these terror cells because they feel that is the only way they can help thier families. if we help these people, they wont so easily be swayed into radical thinking. watch that morgan spurlock "where in the world is osama bin laden" movie... it is pretty clear that the majority of the middle east doesn't like us. even our "friends" the Saudi's and Israel dont care for us much. they think we are trying to take over their lands. can you blame them for retaliation? 1/5 the worlds population is muslim, but only a handful are batshit insane, and we arent going to find every last one of them and kill them. they will just recruit more and the cycle will continue. i just want my friends to come home safely, because lets face it.. they've been fighting out there for far too long with minimal results. we're 500 billion in the hole because of this war. fuck it.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 7:03 a.m. CST

    rbatty

    by tommyvercetti

    I guess then you are equally outraged over the eight years that Bill Clinton did nothing in weeding out these whackos. Or are you clinging to the belief that those "intelligence reports" only began once GW took office? If Bush "sat on his hands for a year" while this was going on, what body part did Clinton sit on for the previous eight?

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 7:06 a.m. CST

    tell me again...

    by Cepper

    Why do people love Crispin Glover so much on this site? No knocking the guy, but why so much love?

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 7:06 a.m. CST

    killing bin laden wont end the war btw

    by GavinVanDraven

    the bad guys can easily replace him, they probably already have. and yes W. is a fucking dipshit. we should have finished it in Afghanistan when we had a chance. what the fuck did Iraq do to us? they didnt fly the planes. they had no nukes. the hijackers were saudi's. we arent attacking Saudi Arabia now are we? it is bullshit that we are still there, because even if they are harboring terrorists... so are a hundred other countries. lets just attack them too. rant over. talk amongst yourselves.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST

    911 still would have happen

    by Steve T

    We still would have gone into Afganistan, am amazed somepeople were against that part, i thought Dubya was quite restrained, but we wouldn't be in Iraq, that was and is just bullshit. Afganistan would be in a much better state now if we had focussed on the job. As a Brit I wish Tony Blair had more balls and had stayed out of Iraq.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 7:25 a.m. CST

    We weren't attacked when Clinton was in office.

    by rbatty024

    Besides, Clinton was much more proactive against Al Qaeda in his eight years than Bush was in his first year in office (and arguably since his invasion of Afghanistan). Clinton actually launched missiles against Al Qaeda training camps. Remember when Republicans claimed that he attacked Al Qaeda not because they posed a threat, but because Clinton wanted to divert attention away from Monica Lewinsky? Yeah, the Republicans took the threat of Al Qaeda real serious back then.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 7:30 a.m. CST

    WTC - WTF?!

    by Croweyes1121

    Would it still be standing if we hadn't elected Bush? Oh, my dear God, please tell me you're fucking joking. Are there actually people who believe this? You know, I'm sorry, but I am about a hair away from boycotting this damned site over crap like this. It's a MOVIE NEWS SITE, for heaven's sake! Is it possible for me to come here and just HEAR about movie news and not have to endure your effing ridiculous political theories surrounding the themes of those movies? I mean, Bush "sat on his hands" for a year, to quote an earlier poster. And I suppose no one *before* him did so for even *longer*, right? And there's no threat now, either. Just like there was no threat on 09/10/01. Our memory in this country just sickens me to no end. But whatever, it's pointless. No doubt this comment will spur and endless flood of conspiracy theorists and Bush haters from all corners of the globe, all telling me how idiotic I am. So I guess I digress. Bush is Satan. He is the reason the WTC was attacked, he would torture your children and laugh at their pain if he could. Too bad Hitler's dead, right Harry? I mean, hell, even *he* couldn't be as evil as George Effing W. Bush, could he?!

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Why are Clinton's defficiancies

    by PacmanFever

    An excuse for Bush's?

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 7:51 a.m. CST

    by Croweyes1121

    They're not. But they are a valid point to bring up if one is going to have the audacity to call Bush exclusively responsible for what happened. A terrorist organization simply does not get as strong and as coordinated as the one that attacked us on 9/11 in less than a year. That's all I'm trying to say. And it's deficiencies, by the way.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Terminator TSCC is not a train wreck! :(

    by photoboy

    The first few episodes were a bit shit but it really started kicking arse after that. Especially with the introduction of Kyle Reese's brother. There's clearly also an ongoing mystery with what Skynet is up to in the future... It's a real pity season 1 was knee capped by the sodding writer's strike.<br><br> It's good to see Dexter getting a recommendation too, it's the best thing on TV at the moment I think.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 7:58 a.m. CST

    STOP CALLING THE PROPOSITION A WESTERN

    by Monkey Butler

    Totally different context, totally different thematic material, let alone totally different country. Westerns are all about that frontier, that part of US history. It's historically colourblind to call the Proposition a Western.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Fletch 3...

    by LordPorkington

    Is credited on my original Fletch DVD on Chevy's Bio File. I was absolutely gutted when it wasn't made. I love Chevy and I love Gregory McDonald's books, so I'd love to see someone continue to make Fletch movies.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 8:08 a.m. CST

    rbatty024

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Clinton was asked to give the order to take out Bin Laden and chickened out. They had him in their sights. Clinton screwed up big time.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Don't judge TSCC until you've seen them all!

    by Simpsonian

    Trust me.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Bad Guy in 'The Unseen' is...

    by LordPorkington

    Vir from Babylon 5??!! Stephen Furst is 'The Unseen'? Had to go looking for this out of pure curiosity...

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 8:14 a.m. CST

    When is Brotherhood of the Wolf

    by jack_effing_bauer

    gonna be released on BluRay? I like the idea of more content from the movie but it would be doubly beautiful in high def.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Bush Killed America

    by BilboRing

    Of course nobody knows what would or would not have happened if Gore was elected president, which he was. However, I feel that a lot of things would not have happened if he were in the oval office. Maybe he would have not been sitting on the files that pointed out the fact that 9-11 was being planned and about to hatch. Bush is so incompetent I feel he is fully responsible for 9-11, which killed our country and sent us into the tailspin we are in now.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 8:38 a.m. CST

    I predict...

    by dogstardude

    This talkback will explode in silly authoritarian nonsense in 3... 2... 1... <p> Keep at it conservatives/liberals. You're all just adorable. :D

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Girl Next Door

    by Sithdan

    The Girl Next Door is based on the same crime as An American Crime and is FAR superior!!!! It's penned by Danile "Halloween 6" Farrands and stars that blonde-headed chick from Sixteen Candles (now with red hair and a lot uglier).

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Wizard of Gore remake

    by Jarek

    It's pretty fun, I enjoyed it. Plus have Crispin Glover, Jeffery Combs and Brad Dourif in the same movie is geek heaven.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    The Jonas Brothers

    by HoboCode

    Indeed fuck them up their stupid fake asses. They were hobnobbing with Dick fucking Cheney at the White house this weekend here in DC. Apparently Dicknose's grandchildren are big fans. GAG. Oh wait. TJB are "child health advocates." I'm sure they made sure to reprimand Dickless about how his administration vetoed a bill that would have provided healthcare to all children in the U.S. That would be sarcasm.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST

    9/11

    by darthwaz1

    unfortunately the evidence is overwhelming that people within the Bush admin. as well as other prominent american businessmen were directly involved in the planning and execution of 9/11, there is little or no evidence, other than fabricated bullshit, that Bin Laden was involved, other than just taking the roll of the fall guy/boogeyman...do some research.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Stupid fucks.

    by HoboCode

    Looks like the usual reactionary conservative idealogues have jumped down Harry's throat for merely insinuating what we all know: that 9/11 could have been prevented. I can't believe you conservative douchbags are still arguing the "we took the war on tewrror over there" bullshit. Are you that fucking ignorant? We abandoned any semblance of a war on terror when we fled the mountains of tora bora in Afghanistan to invade a sovereign nation that had nothing to do with 9/11, and in the process created "terrorists" to fight where there were none before.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 8:58 a.m. CST

    THE GALAXY RANGERS is my childhood packaged into a box.

    by brokentusk

    I still have half an episode of that show on a VHS somewhere, it ruled! I always used to think the narrator of the opening credits said, "This is the adventures of the Galaxy WAYngers!" I remember thinking, "Is that narrator fucking retarded?" Because that's how I spoke when I was five. Watching the intro on YouTube now, I'm not sure why I thought that's what he was saying.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Simon Says

    by Wizejoker

    I was really hoping that Simon Says would be the Crispin Glover movie released on DVD today. :(

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Herc is a whore.

    by DannyDorko666

    Harry your picks are so much better than Hercs. You give us some info, he just links to Amazon and waits for a check. Why even run his little sales pitch? its fuckin useless.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Great list this week.

    by Knuckleduster

    Don Quixote, The Small Back Room, Twenty-Four Eyes. Wow. <p> Thanks for the Dexter love, Harry. Now do yourself a favour and start watching Friday Night Lights.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST

    HARRY

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Nice mention of THE PROPOSITION; a very grim, gritty, and mesmerizing film.<P>Anyway, can you do me a favor?<P>Put every available resource you have on getting some stories going on THE ROAD.<P>Thanks,<br>MNG

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Sarah Conner Has become awesome.

    by eric haislar

    You need to watch all of them. It really is a great show.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:16 a.m. CST

    WTF--Terminator: TSCC is a great show.

    by knowthyself

    Rental? Its better then that piece of shit Terminator 3. Harry your really off on that one.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Proposition was vestly overrrated@!

    by BMacSmith

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST

    darthwaz1

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Guys like you are funny.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST

    um, Simon Says is on DVD

    by Jarek

    At least it is in Canada. And FYI, it's horrible.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Hey, what happened to that Pixar 8 movie boxed set?

    by greenstyle92

    Did Pixar reconsider and wait until they could add Walle to it this November?

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    NAZI SITCOM UNEARTHED: ADOLF UND HARRIET

    by BringingSexyBack

    It was a laugh ... riot!

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST

    I have no problem calling The Proposition a Western.

    by Knuckleduster

    No need to be so anal about it. It shares a lot of Western themes, character types and certainly scenery. Leone's films were shot in Italy. So what? Okay, let's call it an Australian Western. Happy?

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST

    miley cyrus's music may suck...

    by Bouncy X

    but watching her tight little teen body in 1080p cant be bad at all.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST

    oh and regarding the new harry animation..

    by Bouncy X

    took long enough for a new one and i like it, though i gotta admit i thought it was gonna be a Mirrors spoof, didnt see the Joker thing coming. lol

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    AICN Waaaay Late to the House Party

    by Jack Shepherd

    That show sucks now. It went from a medical procedural to "Survivor," only more retarded. Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:40 a.m. CST

    my friends were divided between ....

    by torpedoboy

    ...Galaxy Rangers and Marshall Bravestar. I came down on the Bravestar side of things. I heard they released Galaxy Ranger toys, but they are really hard to find.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    I HAVE A NEW THEORY ABOUT NIXON'S DOWNFALL

    by BringingSexyBack

    Nixon's downfall was plotted - Henry Kissinger, high level agent of the Zionist Illuminati, was aware of Nixon's anti-semitism and sensed that Nixon would not play ball. <p> Not only that, Nixon's secret tapes revealed his revulsion for the Satanic homoerotic activities at Bohemian Grove (you can Google this). <p> For these violations of loyalty, Nixon's downfall was engineered with the help of Illuminati operatives Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Jimmy Carter's election was a temporary setback - a time they used for staging the ascension of Illuminati puppets and Bohemian Grove frequenters Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Blame Lucas for 9/11 (you blame him for everything else)

    by Sithdan

    Had George Lucas not made The Phantom Menace, the Twin Towers would still be standing! George Lucas hates freedom! He's worse than Hitler! He's the reason I'm a 40-year-old virgin still living in my mom's basement! Lucas is the devil!

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST

    I,too, gave up on Sarah Connor after about 4 episodes.

    by greenstyle92

    lame lame shit. Way the hell to much time traveling. The timeline should'a just collapsed already. Now I'm being told it got good later? Well, see, I would be provoked into buying the set and giving it another chance, but I suspect that the "good" part is only a lame season finale with one half baked but sorta mind-fuck provocative idea in it, and I'm supposed to wait until next season to get an answer, but like the producer of Lost, they'll go "Ha! dumbshits! No answers til season finale!" (And I'll bet they stiff us then too.) So, I don't really need any more Terminator in my life. I'm trying to psych myself up for skipping part 4 next year altogether, but morbid curiosity may win out...

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:49 a.m. CST

    HOW COULD WE HAVE BEEN ATTACKED IF GORE WAS PRESIDENT?

    by BringingSexyBack

    It was the NeoCon cabal who engineered the whole thing, and could only have done so with their willing partner Bush spending a months-long vacation chasing possums in Crawford.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Street Kings was laughably bad

    by Lovecraftfan

    The story was a generic corrupt story down many times before and a lot better including by Ellroy himself. Also once they rewrote the screenplay for modern times I guess they forgot to update the dialogue which doesn't sound like anyhting modern people speak. Oh and Forrest Whittaker is really really bad.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST

    House Season 4

    by HoboCode

    I did lament the loss of some of the main characters but I think it was necessary to add new life to the series. House's employee recruitment drive was hilarious I thought. I just happen to not be able to stand Kal Penn (Kumar). He's a fucking hack and a blight on the series. Not to big on Olivia Wilde either who looks like some kind of X-files alien hybrid. The Season 4 finale was strong however, and arguably one of the best of the series to date. Definitely the best of the season. Look forward to a new season.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST

    AL GORE IS A DEEP-COVER NEOCON OPERATIVE.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    It's true because I read it on the back of a cereal box.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST

    GORE IS NOT A NEOCON OPERATIVE

    by BringingSexyBack

    But I'm currently researching the Clintons' links to the Illuminati. I have some evidence, but need more to fill out the picture.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Reminds me of the Saturday Night Live

    by skimn

    opening with the "alta-universe" Gore as president speech. Wouldn't we be driving water-fueled cars by now?

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST

    "GORE IS NOT A NEOCON OPERATIVE"

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Sure he is. He's from Tennessee.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Sarah Conner Chronicles...got better...

    by knowthyself

    ...as the actors seemed to grow into their characters more. Sarah, John, and Cameron really began to hit their marks as if a bell suddenly rang in their heads telling them they don't have to mimick the movies, just do their own thing. The Terminator mythology works better in this format without the needless repetition of the films. In just a few short episodes it managed to make this mythology the most intriguing its ever been since T2 way way way back when. Then as soon as the characters grew stronger the plots got better. I can't wait for Season Two. Any fanboy who passes this one up should be ashamed of themselves. Sci Fi on TV is a dead genre..suppor the good one for goodness sakes.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds...

    by REDD

    might be a good choice for Fletch.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Harry - An American Crime

    by Billy Sunday

    Harry... Apparently you missed THE GIRL NEXT DOOR at Fantastic Fest last year, because it's based on the same case. Didn't catch AMERICAN CRIME yet, but Weinberg's first question to the director during the Q&A started out with "So I saw this movie at Sundance based on this same material called AN AMERICAN CRIME, which I didn't like..." Apparently he did like GIRL NEXT DOOR though. I did too, but let me tell you what, it was really hard to watch at times. Very intense and difficult material. I'm picking up AMERICAN CRIME today, but I would definitely suggest that you check out GIRL NEXT DOOR when you get a chance. It's been out on DVD for awhile.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:15 a.m. CST

    9/11 COULD have been prevented.

    by PirateEmery

    Had Clinton been a dick in the Middle East and not in an intern's mouth.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Harry, you are one IGNORANT SOB...

    by expert_40

    ... and I don't mean that in a kidding way, or a nice way.<br><br>You are truly IGNORANT. Not stupid. Ignorant. There is nothing worse than being ignorant, Harry, because stupid people can't help their stupidity. They're born that way.<br><br>What makes you worse is that you actively choose to be ignorant.<br><br>Would the World Trade Center still be standing? Are you kidding me, you ignorant SOB?<br><br>And to the other ignorant SOBs out there, WE WERE attacked under Clinton. THREE TIMES! The WTC Bombing of 1993, the USS Cole, and the Kenyan Embassy.<br><br>The thing is, the Clinton-Gore Administration had operatives ready to kill Bin Laden, and chose not to, but that's besides the point.<br><br>Harry, what makes you so ignorant is that you choose to sublimate any intelligence in your brains with your slavish devotion to political ideology to the point that you actually believe in the most retarded shit possible, like the if the inventor of the internet was elected president, the WTC would MAGICALLY still be standing.<br><br>You ignorant SOB, you really are nothing but a fucking slave to your out-moded political ideology. And ALL political ideologies are out-moded. Not just liberalism, but conservatism, too. They're all for slavish sheep who espouse ridiculous ideas such as yourself who believes everything MoveOn.org, Rush Limbaugh, AirAmerica, or Sean Hannity tells them is true.<br><br>You ignorant SOB, for you to even say something like this is not only a stain on everything I ever decided to fight for, but you dishonor those the dead of the WTC with your ridiculously IGNORANT ramblings.<br><br>You ignorant SOB, I want you to answer one question and one question only, and this is a yes or no question. I don't want to hear how fucked up Iraq was. And it was really, really fucked up until the surge. Don Rumsfeld should be imprisoned for putting our guys in harms way the way he did without adequate numbers or equipment; he's an egotistical bastard who should have been shot. See, I'm no NeoCon though that is how you will label me for disagreeing with your ignorant self.<br><br>No, I just want you to answer one fucking question, you ignorant SOB.<br><br>HAVE WE BEEN ATTACKED SINCE SEPTEMBER 11th?<br><br>Yes or fucking no.<br><br>Okay, new question: What makes you think that a member of the limp-dicked Clinton Admin could or would have prevented 9/11, and do you think the response would have been as righteous?<br><br>If you say yes, then you are even more ignorant than I'm giving you credit for.<br><br>For as fucked up as some things seem right now (I won't even get into how an actual cyclical free market economy works with your ignorant ass because you are just too ignorant to want to know the truth), the one thing that matters to most of us out there is after Sept 11th, have we been attacked again?<br><br>The answer is no, you ignorant SOB.<br><br>You dishonor yourself with your slavish devotion to your sad political ideology, and you dishonor those who died to say something so completely ignorant that you create for yourself a new category of ignorance.<br><br>It's not too late though Harry. Embrace the light. Step away from ignorance and embrace the freedom that comes with knowledge, fact, and MODERATION. You see, in my world, I won't vote for Obama or McCain because I'm a slave like you are and am being told by a party who to vote for. I'll vote for whom I believe is the best candidate after all of my exhaustive research is done. And maybe that's the problem. You embrace ignorance because you are too lazy to embrace knowledge, and the work that comes with attaining knowledge<br><br>Like 80% of this country, you're a lazy bastard who'd rather be told what to do by your ideology than in finding out things for yourself. THAT'S the problem with this country, Harry. Not Bush. Not Kerry. Not politicians. No, the problem is the IGNORANT people like you who are fucking sheep.<br><br>Karma is a mother-fucker, Harry. It'll get you back for ever uttering such an inane, ignorant thing as you did. You best believe that.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    I'm Chevy Chase and you're not

    by skimn

    No one will ever be able to resurrect Chase's film career. As evidenced during his recent stint as guest anchor on SNL, he still carries an air of comic smugness, that a director would have to slap the shit out of, if they dare.<p>A Fletch reboot? Ryan Reynolds perhaps?

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Redd

    by skimn

    Didn't see your post...

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    expert_40

    by PirateEmery

    People listen to AirAmerica?

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Expert_40 . . . You Think These Lefties

    by kevinwillis.net

    Are going to listen to anything you have to say? These folks are unmoved by facts. This is a religion. Currently, Bush/Cheney/Rove are Satan, Obama is the Savior, and you might as well be arguing to the mental benefits of clubbing baby seals into bloody pulps with these folks.<br><Br> I consider myself a Christian, and nothing against Christian apologists per se (but I'm not into apologism), but lefties are kind of like hardcore Christian apologists. Those folks pore through the geological records and scientific data and all sorts of stuff to selectively hand-pick data that supposedly supports or proves that the Bible is all about the hard data. Any data you might present regarding the actual age of the earth is rebutted with some strange dismissals of carbon dating, or some such thing. At the same time, the geological evidence for Noah's flood is found in some water marks in a cave and a few other anecdotal bits of geological evidence.<br><br> These lefties are kind of like that. Any argument you make will be wrong, and data you present will be wrong, anything you say will be wrong because they can already dismiss you, out of hand, because of your political convictions. Heck, just disagreeing with them makes you, de facto, wrong.<br><Br> Though, frankly, I like Harry, and find his political niavete both typical of lefties, and kind of charming.<br><br>That said, I have to make my obligatory Nixon post.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF

    by Series7

    Director’s Cut - WHAT? DELICATESSEN (Special Edition)???? WHAT? Damnit after waiting forever to get those on DVD a couple years ago, now they fucking do it right. I hate that shit.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Dexter

    by Series7

    The series a lot better then the book.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    I LIKE George W Bush

    by skimn

    and my name is Scooter Libby!!

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Nixon was a Liberal, He was a RINO

    by kevinwillis.net

    Do none of you people ever read history? Nixon is the only president who seriously tried to institute wage and price controls--the bread and butter of a Soviet style command economy--in America! He created OSHA, the EOC, the EPA, gave the regulatory teeth to affirmative action, signed of on COLA for SS, and on and on and on. The only president who had done more to grow the government into a leviathan liberal regulatory bureaucracy of weatlh redistribution was Lyndon Johnson, and I think Nixon beat him.<br><br> That said, which president has grown the government the most since Nixon? Why, George Dubya Bush. Medicare Part B, anyone? Department of Homeland Bureaucracy? Nationalizing air port security? Argh!<br><br> Most conservative don't give a shit how Oliver Stone portrayed Nixon--and it was pretty sympathetic, if sometimes kind of phony-feeling--because no conservative familiar with Nixon's record has any love for him. And even in regards to foreign policy, many conservatives and certainly "neocons" object to the idea of realpolitik and detante. And on and on and on . . .<br><br>You want the real story on the Nixon Whitehouse? Check out the 1999 movie, Dick, with Kirsten Dunst. It's an accurate portrayal of Nixon, and the groundbreaking work of Woodward and Bernstein, in one perfect movie. And Dan Hedaya was a great Nixon. Pitch-perfect.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    skimn...

    by REDD

    That's funny! Great minds and all that jazz.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Harry, You Ignorant SOB . . .

    by kevinwillis.net

    I'm kidding. But, seriously, have you watched all the The Sarah Connor Chronicles? I don't know how season 2 will be, but season 1 became great with in it's own little universe around the fourth or fifth episode. Maybe watch the early episodes to understand who some characters are, but there were real problems with those original episodes. However, the season just got better and better. On the whole, it's a great series, and I'm really looking forward to season 2.<br><br>Also, House is a geat show. I've only seen about 10 episodes, but I really want to see 'em all one day. Hugh Laurie is brilliant. Brillian! Watch them, Harry! Watch them all! Even though I haven't.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    People Listen to AirAmerica?

    by kevinwillis.net

    I do, on occasion. It's funny! And very informative. If you're a rock-ribbed conservative, a few hours of AirAmerica a week can be very enlightening . . . and very ideology-confirming.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Wow expert_40...

    by REDD

    You really like using the phrase "SOB"!

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:09 a.m. CST

    HARRY, YOU ARE SO MIND-NUMBINGLY STUPID

    by no_rest_4_retreads

    "Would the World Trade Center still be standing with a different President? " Put the action figures down. Turn off your goddamn TV. Put the milkshake down. AND READ A FUCKING BOOK. 9/11 was planned in the 90's. While Bill was getting his cigar sticky, while Al was doing absolutely nothing, 9/11 was being planned. While Jamie Gorlick was making sure our agencies were FORBIDDEN BY LAW to work with each other, 9/11 was being planned. ALL TAKING PLACE in the 90's. Is it Clinton's fault? Of course not. Is it Bush's fault? Sorry to break it to you, you fucking mental midget, but it's not his fault either. Take a guess who's fault it is. Take a wild guess, you bloated,utterly useless human being. Put the dolls down and think for once.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    The Sarah Conner Chronicles: Couldn't disagree more.

    by Gargantua

    Just one dude's opinion, but I find the show to be better than everything Terminator except of course Terminator 1. And, I thought the show was going to be frickin' awful. I am super-excited to check it out again on Blu-ray.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    EXPERT_40 HAS COME (EXPECTEDLY) UNHINGED

    by BringingSexyBack

    But Harry asked a perfectly valid question. <p> He did not say that the attempt to perpetrate 9/11 wouldn't have happened. He was asking if Gore's Administration would've been able to intercept the plot and prevent it from happening. <p> But if you're an outraged and unhinged wingnut like Expert_40, don't bother making the distinction. Your mind is already made up - by Fox News.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Walk Into This...

    by Wrath4771

    First, of course Ringo Starr is going to be married to Barbara Bach. There is a rule that The Beatles or Beatle gets the pick of the litter. And all I can say is, "Well played Mr. Starr, well played." As for what a wonderful world it would be with Al Gore...the guy just wasn't ready to be president in '00. I think he'd do a good job now, but in 00, I think he would have been the Democrat version of George Bush - just holding the fort of the Clinton era. And yeah, 9/11 might not have happened (maybe someone would have listened to the FBI) but I hope you're not insinuating the attack happened because of Bush. That's just ignorant and foolish. Religious fanatics aren't capable of that kind of reasoning.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST

    IF GORE WAS PRESIDENT AND 9/11 HAPPENED

    by BringingSexyBack

    Would any of you be making excuses for him? Would Bill O'Reilly? <p> Just admit it. You're all hateful sheep.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST

    If Clinton had been in office, 9/11 may have been prevented

    by hst666

    The Clinton administration was much more focused on terrorism than the Bush administration was. The proble was budget and when they pursued military budgets that reflected this concern, they were denied by Congress(D's and R's) because of the military-industrial complex that requires more bug hardware. <p><p> Also, Stone's Nixon was surprisingly sympathetic to the man, wasn't it? And I agree that if GWB is representative of Republicans, then Nixon was a RINO. In reality, he was a coward who went whatever way the wind blowed.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    problem and "big" hardware

    by hst666

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Gore wouldn't have invaded Iraq

    by hst666

    Bush opportunistically used 9/11 to advance his own agenda. That is the action of a truly narcissistic asshole

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST

    EXPERT_40 MUST BE TRULY EMBARASSED BY HIS RAMBLING TIRADE NOW

    by BringingSexyBack

    I can't imagine the shame of being in his shoes at the moment.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST

    C'mon guys, I think you're overcompensating with T:TSCC

    by flickchick85

    I've seen every episode, and yes, it got better. But right now, it's only slightly "good," and "great" is still a very long way off. I'll keep watching since it's only gotten better as it's gone along, and it has shown potential to be a very good show, but let's not kid ourselves - it's not remotely there yet.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Nothing brings out the hatred like politics and religion.

    by brokentusk

    All I'll say on the matter is that humanity likes to have a single figure on which to lay the blame for something that goes wrong. At the moment George Bush is being blamed for everything that is wrong with America, while George Lucas is being blamed for releasing CLONE WARS on the big screen (which wasn't even his idea, he was content to let it premier on television). None of us know all the facts, so we should all think and shut the fuck up before pointing the blame just to make everything nice and neat in our minds. Carry on.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Recount....

    by kem070396

    I have said it before and I will say it again...I have said it talkbacks, and would be more than happy to debate this one on one with Harry: Keep your politics off the website and stick with something you KNOW and KNOW WELL...MOVIES I look to Harry et al for movie guidance, because, well, that is what this site is for and that is what these guys DO. I respect Harry's opinion as I do anybody's...but realize that there is over 200 years of history behind this country, and quite frankly, the founders of this country had more drama than Hillary could ever generate, and saying W is the worse President ever? Not really. There's been worse. And by the way, about 20 years ago, I wrote a paper about contested elections...the 2000 election? still doesn't crack the top 5.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:27 a.m. CST

    And MISS PETTIGREW was great!

    by flickchick85

    That was my favorite little surprise at the movies this year. I mean, yes, it's fluff, but it's very well done fluff, with a fantastic cast across the board. Lee Pace needs to be in more movies, dammit.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST

    I forgot to mention Osama bin Laden...

    by brokentusk

    ... there's another figure on which most of America has been duped into believing is the main cause of 9/11 and thus the true evil enemy of the country. It's so nice to have a face to vent your anger towards, isn't it? Too bad it's NEVER that simple. I shall now get off of my soap box and give someone else a turn.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST

    How bad can the economy really be...

    by darthvedder81

    If there's a popular website with a weekly column telling you which shiny plastic disks to buy? Just saying.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    What's with all the Sarah Connor hate on AICN?

    by MattmanReturns

    I thought it was a very solid show, for a first season, and FAR superior to Terminator 3 (which I sort of liked). Much more fleshed out. Then again, I prefer characters over action. Maybe that's the problem.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    EXPERT_40 GAVE US THE DEFINITION FOR "IGNORANT"

    by BringingSexyBack

    Thanks, Expert!

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    DELICATESSEN!!

    by hst666

    Apparently this has already been available on DVD?! I was unaware. However, I plan to get that special edition next week.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST

    not embarrassed in the least...

    by expert_40

    ... sexy.<br><br>And yes, Harry is the very definition of ignorant.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds...

    by PacmanFever

    might be a good choice for experimental human combustion research

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Does anyone really object to Détente?

    by PacmanFever

    "Easing relations with another nation? What good can come of that?!?"

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Okay two things...

    by andrew coleman

    First it's not the Bush Admins fault that 9/11 happened I think that is just obvious. But I do blame Bush admin for that state of the economy and our stance around the world(which is not good). So Bush sucks bad can't wait for Obama OR McCain fuck I'd take a pug dog for president right now over Bush. Worst President ever. Period. Secondly I'd like a real point of view on the Sarah Conor Chronicles. I watched the first episode and when the first Terminator we see is a dumb ass who can't aim I gave up. Also it pissed me off that the Terminator who was faking that he was a sub for a class -- after shooting at a student he looks at the rest of the class and goes "Class is dismissed"... What... The ..Fuck? Really? Why in hell would a robot turn and say that? To be funny? Anyway if the show got better I'd like to check it out but I want an honest review not just a blatant "The show kicks ass and everyone who doesn't like it is a hater" type of review.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST

    I forgot to say please...

    by andrew coleman

    I'd like an honest review of the series please.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    rbatty024 is a fucking MORON

    by Raymar

    The Clinton Years: Rise of Al-Qaeda.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    IS CHRISSM IN HERE?

    by BringingSexyBack

    Here, chrissy chrissy.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST

    The Hoboken pier footage?

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    WOW! I don't even think the fourth edition (!) of LOOSE CHANGE brought that stuff up. Because how could "12 attack helicopters descend on each tower doing divebomb runs" be only caught on one guy's camera? Boggles the mind.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST

    expert_40

    by Pope Flick

    You're a joke. You speak as if being rude will make you sound right. Here's what Harry said: "Would the World Trade Center still be standing with a different President? Would our Economy still be in the shitter? Would we be at War in two countries? All of this might have happened under Al’s watch, but I don’t think so." Fair QUESTIONS, all. He didn't state it as "I know it wouldn't have happened" but stated it within the context of the film he was reiviewing, moran. It's been fair game to wonder 'what if' ever since the "Bin Laden determined to Attack US" memo from Aug of that year came to light. When Clinton DID attack bin Laden, it was people like you who called it 'Wag the Dog' - your types love having it both ways, right? Here's a question for you: do you think Gore would have outsourced our military attack into Afghanastan and allowed bin Laden to escape? I know not so, Doosh Latoosh.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    To get back on topic, those Blu-Ray cases still suck.

    by brokentusk

    Are they ever going to change them, you think? I really don't want those thin pieces of blue shit on my shelf when I eventually make the upgrade in the 2035. Obviously I understand that the product needs to differentiate itself from normal DVDs, but come on, there has to be a better way than making every Blu-Ray case thin, small and blue? Anyone else feel the same?

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    "... in the YEAR 2035...." is what I meant to say...

    by brokentusk

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    General Crom

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    And NO ONE else filmed these choppers? None of the police chopper pilots that were in the air that day? None of the news cameras that were mounted on adjacent buildings caught these choppers on film? None of the other people filming from various apartment buildings and rooftops snagged a few frames of the bombing runs? Nobody on the ground, the port piers, the water, or from the other burroughs? (Please don't tell me EVERYONE'S footage was either confiscated or digitally altered to elimate these images and the people who filmed them were sworn to secrecy...)<P>No one but the guy over on the Hoboken pier and ILM has confirmed that it's real?! Well, how about that?! Because isn't ILM responsible for the airplane holograms that were covering the actual Cruise missles that slammed into all the buildings on 9-11?

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Tips!

    by DarthChimay

    Hey Harry, Do you have any tips on how I could rent the Hannah Montana movie without having Chris Hansen show up?

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    spectrebeeyatch

    by MattmanReturns

    here's a real review of Sarah Connor Chronicles: http://dvd.ign.com/articles/898/898662p1.html. And yes, the first episode isn't that great compared to the rest of the show. It takes a little while to buildup, and it really hits its stride about halfway through.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST

    9/11 Choppers

    by skimn

    It's Blue Thunder I tell ya!! Daniel Stern tried to warn us, but he died with that info!!<p>I've heard the 9/11 conspiracy theories, but thats a new one to me.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    BTW had to chuckle

    by skimn

    during Tropic Thunder, when the "rookie" character started chatting about HD and BluRay discs..it reminded me of AICN from a year ago...good times, good times..

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    blu-ray cases for ps3 are good.

    by Bouncy X

    they're short like blu-ray movies but are just as thick as dvd cases. i was shocked first time i grabbed a blu-ray movie because i figured they were like ps3 games. but yeah, im used to them now but they're way too thin. granted its a space saver but.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    And you guys leaked the release date of Iron Man

    by skimn

    but no mention of the October date for Indiana Jones in BluRay w/beaucoup extras? But Paramount is still holding on the original 3 (in BluRay) till when...?<p>Maybe Harry doesn't want to be reminded how he gushed over it.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Well after Harry's Battlestar comments

    by MattmanReturns

    Based on watching Razor and nothing else, I don't really trust him on TV shows.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1 p.m. CST

    Sneering at an Al Gore and recession proof economies

    by JackRabbitSlim

    People who know nothing of economics really need to shut their pie holes. It has little to nothing to do with what ever stick figure is in the White House. Markets are by their capricious nature cyclical - seriously - get that concept through your infantilized brains.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:03 p.m. CST

    a few 9/11 "facts"...from Alex Jones

    by darthwaz1

    A few basic 9/11 questions that remain to be answered... Below I present some points that are presently known. I won’t be able to convince anyone who doesn’t want to be convinced, but for those who are willing to deal with factual evidence, consider the following: • 37 different people reported explosions in the basement of the World Trade Center Towers before the first plane hit, and seismic equipment recorded both the explosions and the impacts. In addition, people were injured by the explosions in the basement, providing well-documented evidence. Yet this evidence is ignored. •The media and government have promoted the “pancake theory” as the cause of the collapse of the Twin Towers — that is, fire weakened the steel support beams, causing the upper floors to collapse. Then the weight of the collapsing floors above caused the floors below to collapse. This theory is not consistent with scientific principles or the facts. Frank Legge, who has a doctorate in chemistry, and Tony Szamboti, a mechanical engineer, reported in December in the Journal of 9/11 Studies: “It appears therefore that the official concept of a free-fall collapse of the upper portion through the initiation story, due to heat effects from fire, is a fantasy. If the temperature did become high enough for collapse to occur” — and everyone agrees that it did not — “it could not have happened in the observed manner. In particular it could not have been sudden and thus could not have produced the velocity, and hence the momentum and kinetic energy, upon which the official story depends for the second stage of collapse.” • The theory that the buildings collapsed due to controlled-demolition explosives, however, is consistent with scientific principles and the facts. The “demolition” theory, in fact, is the only one which scientists have been able to corroborate. That is, “… all observations are in accord with the use of explosives in a time sequence.” (Legge and Szamboti, December, Journal of 9/11 Studies.) • Peer-reviewed reports indicate that the masses of dust particles created by the disaster contained tiny pieces of metal that had been exposed to both extreme temperatures (higher than could have been produced by a burning office or burning airplane fuel) and extreme pressure (such as an explosion) that would fragment material into minute particles. Official reports ignore this. • In December, physicist Steven Jones announced the discovery of thermite chips in World Trade Center dust samples. The chemical composition of these chips are an exact match to known thermite samples used in controlled demolitions — further corroboration that explosive devices were involved. • Steel support beams recovered from the site of the World Trade Center exhibit cut edges that are characteristic of thermite used to slice steel support beams in building demolitions but are not characteristic of steel beams that have been burned in a fire. When the 9/11 Commission Report was finally released, it was woefully inadequate. It never even addressed the collapse of Building 7, for example. Former FBI Director Louis Freeh has stated that there are inaccuracies in the report and unanswered questions. Even the two chairmen of the 9/11 Commission — Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton — have accused the CIA of “obstructing” the commission, and one commissioner, U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, resigned, stating that the commission was “compromised.” Private individuals with specialized knowledge — scientists, engineers, architects, demolitions experts, and the firefighters and police officers who were on the scene on Sept. 11, 2001, have tested theories, constructed models, provided testimony, and dug for the truth about what really happened on 9/11. They have been ignored by media and the government. The mainstream media parrot the less-than-credible conclusions of the 9/11 Commission without giving any thought to the many omissions and inconsistencies. In a truly free country, the press would ask hard questions and do real investigating, but this is not happening. Only the alternative media, such as Internet news sites, have done any solid investigating. The events of 9/11 led immediately to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and passage of the Patriot Act (what double-speak), both of which deprive us of Constitutional rights and have brought us to the brink of becoming a police state. Homeland Security is currently trying to force a national ID card down our throats, although some governors have politely (or not so politely) told Secretary Michael Chertoff where he can go. If we’re going to sacrifice our freedom, there ought to be a very good reason, and we have a right to know what that is. It isn’t enough for government to say, “Trust me.” It’s way past time for Congress to authorize an independent investigation of 9/11 that will consider the mass of new evidence that has been gathered in the past seven years. The longer they stall, the more suspicions grow.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    The Sarah Connor Chronicles

    by Series7

    I like the show, but I don't like that its on Mondays. It needs to come on Tuesdays with House. See on Mondays my brain is fried from doing nothing all weekend to trying to work on Monday. So I need something stupid that spoon fed to me like Heroes and Prison Break. Those shows are made so ever a 5 year old can follow them. Fucking Sarah Connor expects you to remember certain events and names without having to show you just what they are talking about. Plus since Heroes seems fine with doing the same thing every season I can pretty much guess whats going to happen. Sarah Connor needs to come on a little later in the week where my brain is a little more functioning so I just don't fall asleep because I can't keep up. For those of you who aren't in the working wold yet, you may not understand. But once you get that 7:45-5 job you'll learn to love the joy of mindless entertainment.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Did Herc write this column?

    by Nico Toscani

    Seriously Harry. You crap on The Sarah Connor Chronicales by calling it a "trian wreck" yet go on to promote Camp Rock and Hannah Montana????? Either Herc wrote this or Harry has finally lost his way.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST

    And "we werent attacked under Clinton" Hello - 1993 WTC Bombing?

    by JackRabbitSlim

    Are you truly so ignorant to have forgotten about the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing? The rank ignorance on this board of both political stripes is nauseating.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Is Fletch carrying a gun?

    by RobotDevil007

    Am I seeing that wrong, or does the Fletch on that DVD cover have a gun in his belt? Because he never touches a gun in either movie and, well... it's weird to see that. Someone please tell me that's not a gun.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:27 p.m. CST

    DARTHWAZ PROVES THE NET CAN BE A WASTE LAND OF RETARDS

    by no_rest_4_retreads

    Just because your chubby fingers types a sentence, doesn't make said sentence true. Do you understand that? Over & over again you claim everyone is "ignoring the evidence". What evidence? So far, the only evidence you have provided is what you have written yourself on a nerd thread. Oh wait,let me guess, you have hundreds of links to infowars.com, right? Fucking dimwit. But I don't expect to change your mind. You are far too gone, drowning in a sea of paranoid delusion. The sad fact is, it is our govt's complete ineptness & endless bureaucracy that contributed to the events of 9/11. And here you are thinking the complete opposite,that our govt is so powerful,smart, efficient and all-knowing,that they would be capable of such an elaborate plan. God, you're a fucking idiot. Meanwhile, 7 years later, you have not one shred of solid evidence. Not one person come forward. Let me ask you this. With all of the Bush haters and lawyers in this world,do you mean to tell me that not one person is willing to come forward and blow the whistle? NOT ONE? Not one person? Not one Bush hater? Not one lawyer? Conclusion: You're a fucking bipolar retard. And I feel sorry for you. The internet is filled with retards, shitheads and perverts.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Harry dismisses TERMINATOR: SCC. How unsurprising.

    by LoneGun

    If THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES lacks the budget of THE TERMINATOR films, it more than makes up for it with smart storytelling and a truly affecting mother & son relationship. But once again, Harry dismisses an inspired sci-fi series, without offering much in the way of a detailed review. (He was even more dismissive originally about BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, brutally dismissive.) He blames the "talent and a lack of inspiration across the board", but he makes no mention of the performances. Lena Headey is terrific in SCC, better than Linda Hamilton was in T2. Headey is a more maternal Sarah Connor than Hamilton was in JUDGEMENT DAY, but no less strong a warrior. And Thomas Dekker is the best John Connor we've had, so far. Despite the smaller budget, the show has had some fantastic set pieces and action sequences.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Bullshit! You know who's really to blame?

    by Darth Macchio

    Rip Torn! It's all Rip Torn! MAAX!!! Now, Zed! Join your dead son!!!<p>Ok..kidding...actually, I do know who is to blame. YOU. The finger points at YOU! Congratulations cacksmack, you caused 9-11. Thanks, asshole.<p>

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    9/11

    by Turd Furgeson

    9/11 isn't bush's fault JUST LIKE the current energy and financial crisis isn't the fault of the democrats like the right is saying. Clinton had ample opportunities to stop terrosists... and the republicans had plenty of time over the last 8 years to deal with skyrocketting energy demand and shady lending/banking. this new american style of 'ignore the problem till we can blame the other side' politics has to stop. they are all to blame. While we sit here and point fingers, both sides are spending this country into oblivion. 10 trillion in debt and counting. basic financial principles, if something has more total debt than total revenues, the entity will fail. us GNP is 11 trillion, national debt 10 trillion. in 4 years we will have more debt than our country can compensate for in revenues. that's when the system collapses.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Watching a DVD while you write your picks?

    by andrade87

    Isn't the whole point of watching a movie to sit down and watch it with no distractions. I can't believe you would watch a movie while you write your dvd picks and peeks.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:32 p.m. CST

    YOU CONVINCED ME, DARTHWAZ

    by BringingSexyBack

    How many frigging Darths are there around here?

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:34 p.m. CST

    And WTF? No Watchman lawsuit update?!?!

    by Darth Macchio

    Come on Harry....you got some other TB on some lawsuit but not for Watchman? The lawsuit is proceeding...presumably they'll cough up some money or we might actually have a threatened release!!! <p>Dig it: http://tinyurl.com/6b7ad7

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    I APPLAUD TURD FERGUSON'S POST

    by BringingSexyBack

    Now back to the partisan bitchfest ...

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Opps..WatchMEN...need editor!

    by Darth Macchio

    Ugh...oh and I'm not Darth as in Vader or whatever...it's Darthemius and I'm almost 700 years old so I think I'm the first. SuckerS!

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:38 p.m. CST

    9/11

    by Turd Furgeson

    9/11 isn't bush's fault JUST LIKE the current energy and financial crisis isn't the fault of the democrats like the right is saying. Clinton had ample opportunities to stop terrosists... and the republicans had plenty of time over the last 8 years to deal with skyrocketting energy demand and shady lending/banking. this new american style of 'ignore the problem till we can blame the other side' politics has to stop. they are all to blame. While we sit here and point fingers, both sides are spending this country into oblivion. 10 trillion in debt and counting. basic financial principles, if something has more total debt than total revenues, the entity will fail. us GNP is 11 trillion, national debt 10 trillion. in 4 years we will have more debt than our country can compensate for in revenues. that's when the system collapses.

  • And if something happens on your watch then you can't dodge all responsibility and blame everything on the previous guy.<p> <p>It's cowardly and it won't wash.<p> <p>BTW Is this the same Alex Jones that fought the epic battle to unearth the truth against all odds by shouting at master douchebag Geraldo ????<p> <p>That epic asshole face off was comedy GOLD and I recommend everyone watch it.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:42 p.m. CST

    But seriously...

    by Darth Macchio

    Rip Torn is able to turn invisible and whenever he says "ENECTRO!!!" he grows to godzilla sized proportions so he has a tendency to bump into shit. I don't really think he bumped into the towers causing 9/11 or even bumped those jets or anything. But he can crush a man with a single stomp. That's power you can't buy!<p>Oh and thanks for the Dexter push. Good books and a great show. Worth the price for Showtime alone (much like HBO's series make it far more worthy then repeating the fucking transformers every 5 minutes or any shite Lucas sells them on the cheap). But yes, Rip Torn can crush your house and your family with a single stomp. He's fucking crazy bro. Not kidding. He'll flip ya. Flip ya for real.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST

    NATIONAL ID CARD = SLAVE INVENTORY TAG

    by BringingSexyBack

    Remember that.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Blah blah MY POLITICAL OPINIONS blah blah

    by Ben Addiction

    Do you guys actually think people are reading your completely off-topic ramblings? Back to the show- at least The Terminator TSCC is respectful of the series' mythology and has some decent production values. The pilot was more interesting than T3 and the John Connor character is more believable as a future resistance leader than Whiney Furlong and Mopey Stahl.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST

    just adding my peace regarding TSCC

    by logicalnoise01

    harry watch the first season. It will make you demand a second season just like everyone who watched season 1 had to when it aired. The charecters all work. There's multi timeline story arcs taking place. Cameron/feminator played by summer is both amazingly attractive and sexy all the while the most chilling terminator to date. I mean we still ahve no clue what exactly her intentions are yet you have to follow teh shows own explanation that really she has her mission and who teh fuck are we to disagree. BAG's turn as the brother Reese has been handled perfectly. Seriously Harry it;'s one of teh geekiest and still mainstream shows on TV today.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Nixon is still a pretty good film

    by G100

    It's certainly not perfect, the timeline is at times too fractured and uneven, it's occasionally far too "on the nose" and lacks subtlety in certain scenes and the black and white cutting can seem far too random.<p> <p>But there are some truly great performances in there, the period detail and sets are excellent and the archive footage and montages never feel excessive.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    actually that was from alex jones...

    by darthwaz1

    I just posted it. who knows what the truth really is? I just find the argument interesting, I'm not an idiot.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Aint it Full of Bible thumping Bush loving Rednecks News.com

    by nam0krut

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Will no one respond?

    by RobotDevil007

    Seriously folks, could someone just say whether or not they think that Fletch is carrying a gun on that DVD box? Anyone? Bueller? Frye? ... Frye???

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Set shields to high Mr Sulu Stupidity factor is high

    by Xiphos_2

    You fucking people are retatrds, seriously how do some of you even get through a day?

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    More awful blu-ray cover art!

    by christian66

    Eye sores all around! Can I get a job in the marketing department? "Hey guys, check out this utterly bland photo-shopped mess I made. I know we have the original posters, but this photo-shopped mess looks so much blander. The dorks will never notice."

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST

    That Dexter cover is creepy awesome because they took

    by half vader

    the highlights out of his eyes, making them sort of dead. Nice work.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST

    XIPHOS - WITH LOTS OF COFFEE

    by BringingSexyBack

    and talkbacks!

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Christian 66

    by half vader

    Let's see what Criterion do with those Godawful proportions when they start releasing their Blu-ray stuff in October - their covers are always gorgeous - just take a look up there! If anyone can make that shitty format (I mean the box, not the content) look good, it's them.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    I'M DROWNING IN A SEA OF STAR WARS BASED SCREENNAMES

    by BringingSexyBack

    Someone hep me!

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST

    I may have been under a rock but RANDY COUTURE?!

    by half vader

    Are you fucking kidding me? That's not a name, that's a gay porn handle, surely?! <P> Or is he a wrestling guy? I guess that's sorta like gay porn...

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:28 p.m. CST

    BSB

    by half vader

    Says you, who loves him some Justine Timberlake! :P

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:31 p.m. CST

    And no mention of Redbelt?

    by skimn

    David Mamet writes and directs a movie about mixed martial arts fighting, and it gets no mention?? And (I haven't seen it) is suppose to have a great supporting role for Tim Allen, of all people.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Good christ , not only is Harry a fat fuck

    by Cash907

    he's also an ignorant liberal fat fuck. No wonder his movie picks always include shit like Crispin effing Glover straight-to-dvds. You wanna see the Suicide Girls? Watch the specials on premium cable of just go to the damn website. All SG, no creepy retarded ass Crispin Glover. And as for the 2000 election, even that liberal rag The New York Times did a recount that showed Gore lost. Now pay attention dough boy, GORE LOST! Get over it! Saying something like "I wonder if 9/11 would have happened under a different president" just shows how truly ignorant of history you are. Had Clinton not spent 8 years gimping our military and intelligence programs, 9/11 might never have happened. How's that for what if's? Christ now I am all worked up and bitter... thanks Harry for talking effing politics on a GD Movie/Comic book etc website. God knows we aren't already surrounded by effing political blah blah blah ads 24/7.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:39 p.m. CST

    AND SARAH CONNER SHOW KICKS TIGHT, HOT ASS

    by no_rest_4_retreads

    Yea sure it seems like it was written by a Jr College screenwriting class. But it's good crap-tv. And that lil Terminatrix is hot (cue Chris Hansen). It's my new Roswell.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:40 p.m. CST

    RobotDevil007, that's either a gun in his pants

    by jim

    or he's very happy to see you. <p>Yes, to me it looks like a gun, which is odd seeing as how he's a reporter, not a cop.<p>Miley Cyrus on that DVD reminds me of Godzilla. She seems to be charging forward with little regard for the tiny people in front of her who are throwing their arms up in terror to try and ward off their iminent crushing.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:40 p.m. CST

    CASH907 COMES LATE TO THE PARTY

    by BringingSexyBack

    but manages to regurgitate the same wingnut points made by 9 people above. What a waste of bandwidth. Read before you type, genius.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Thank You Big Jim

    by RobotDevil007

    Just wanted to be sure i wasn't going crazy.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    VADER - JUSTIN WOULD'VE MADE A MUCH BETTER ANAKIN

    by BringingSexyBack

    You seriously know this to be true.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    OH YEAH redbelt!

    by logicalnoise01

    jez harry mamet releases a pretty damn good MMA movie starring the villian from serenity, tim allen, joe montenga and ricky fucking jay and you pass over it? I saw it and it's a really really awesome charecter intense movie. very relaistic fight scenes. OH but it didn't get the publcity that POS never back down did so forget it?

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Sithdan

    by GavinVanDraven

    american crime = true story, girl next door = fabrication. i am just saying.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST

    911 for you conspiracy folks

    by GavinVanDraven

    remember in the star wars prequels when a senator who happens to be a sith in disguise stars a war on his own people just so he can have an enemy to go to war with? he controls every army from the get go just to gain more political power? if our next president elect is assassinated and Bush declares himself King of America.... then the other George was right all along. just listen to the way Bush laughs... that moronic face is hiding a truly evil sith lord behind it! noooooooo!

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Reclaim the Swastika!

    by HoboCode

    http://reclaimtheswastika.com

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Re: The Fletch gun

    by skimn

    The hand position looks like it could be a gun but the position of the hammer would mean its cocked and ready to fire, so it looks like Chevy is ready to do some self castration.<p><p><p>Which ain't a bad thing considering.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 2:57 p.m. CST

    911 wouldnt have happened

    by GavinVanDraven

    if not for our shitty foreign policies that started before clinton even..... oh, and we are allies with Israel, when every other country in the middle east wants them wiped of the map.

  • but I did love The Proposition. Talk about morbid. Lots of flies. You can almost smell the rank gore while watching it.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    GavinVanDraven

    by MattmanReturns

    That pretty much sums it up. Most realistic, sensible argument I've heard.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Sir Egg Salad

    by kevinwillis.net

    Probably no ban-hammer for one post. But, really, that's kind of lame as far as fan fiction goes.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Blu-Ray case thin, small and blue.....

    by knowthyself

    Yeah don't save space on my shelf with nice small cases. Give me those huge bulky dvd cases any day...you moron. And the Blue differentiates it from DVD which is important. If it was just black nobody would know where the bluray aisle would be. This is why you don't work in that industry. You're an idiot.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    9/11 Wouldn't Have Happened

    by kevinwillis.net

    If the US had nuked every country with even a whiff of radical Islamic extremism back in the 90s.<br><Br>You can play that game all day. 9/11 wouldn't have happened if the Crusades had been more successful. Or, 9/11 wouldn't have happened had the West not broken up the Ottoman empire. Or, 9/11 wouldn't have happened if humanity have never come into being. Or, 9/11 would never have happened if we hadn't built those tall, delicious-looking, ever-so-tempting Twin Towers just out there like that. Did you see 'em? Just out there like that! They wuz asking for it, they wuz!

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Reclaim the Swastika?

    by kevinwillis.net

    Apparently, somebody has already reclaimed their crack pipe, and has been making liberal use of it.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 3:34 p.m. CST

    kevinwillis

    by HoboCode

    It's an ancient symbol that was exploited for a monstrous cause.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 3:41 p.m. CST

    9/11 wouldn't have happened

    by jim

    if Germany had won WWI<p>if the Moores had discovered America<p>if Henry Ford had mass produced a car that ran on tobacco

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST

    An ANCIENT symbol?

    by MattmanReturns

    Some of you guys say the most retarded fucking things without even thinking. They finished building them in 1970.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST

    KEVINWILLIS JUST LEARNED SOMETHING

    by BringingSexyBack

    Talkbacks should be a part of everybody's homeschool curriculum.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 3:47 p.m. CST

    9/11 wouldn't have happened...

    by Darth Macchio

    ...if there was only 8 months in a year. Then we be calling it 1/11. SUCKERS!!!

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 3:48 p.m. CST

    9/11 wouldn't have happened...

    by Darth Macchio

    ...if Wilber and Orville Wright had just shut the fuck up and stayed home.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 3:49 p.m. CST

    See how stupid that is?

    by Darth Macchio

    Not quite as dumb as a bag of hair. But certainly more dumb than a box of used paint.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 4:02 p.m. CST

    "An ANCIENT symbol?"

    by jim

    "Some of you guys say the most retarded fucking things without even thinking. They finished building them in 1970."<p>I believe it was in reference to the swastika, not the WTC.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 4:06 p.m. CST

    M-O-O-N. That spells Sarah Connor Chronicles owns Terminator 3

    by Tom Cullen

    Let's face it, Terminator 3 was an absolute shitpile, all it had going for it was a tired looking Schwarzenegger going through the motions, and a ballsy final scene. But the film itself as a whole never rose above mediocrity, and sometimes was just downright cringeworthy awfulness. Sarah Connor Chronicles on the other hand proves the old adage that budget does not quality make, and while it is far from perfect, it's still a far better thematic sequel than T3 ever was. My opinion anyhow.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 4:07 p.m. CST

    A lesson in causation.

    by rbatty024

    There are two kinds of cause: <p> 1) the first kind of cause is called "but for" cause. In other words "but for" a certain event then proceeding events would not occur. But for Charles Manson's mother giving birth to Charles Manson, then Sharon Tate wouldn't have been murdered. This is the kind of cause people have been citing to defend George Bush's inability to prevent an attack on U.S. soil. <p> 2) The second kind of cause is referred to as actual cause. It is called actual cause because the consequence of one action creates a foreseeable outcome. It wasn't foreseeable for Charles Manson's mother that if she had an abortion then Sharon Tate wouldn't be murdered. <p> I believe that Bush could have prevented 9/11 if he had heeded the warning signs, and because Bush didn't heed those signs he is partly responsible for 9/11. When I say Bush is one of the causes for 9/11 I am referring to actual cause. It is foreseeable that because Bush did not heed the warnings in Bill Clinton's report titled, "Bin Laden Determined to Attack Within the U.S.," and because Bush was not proactive enough in his first year in office against Al Qaeda (he never bombed Al Qaeda training camps the way that Clinton did), that Bush is partly responsible for 9/11. <p> By the way, I'm not a huge fan of Clinton but his foreign policy was light years above Bush's. As I mentioned, he at least attacked Al Qaeda's training sites, which Bush chose not to do for his first year in office. Clinton also stopped genocide in Bosnia which endeared him to the Muslims in that country. In Bosnia the U.S. is still a very popular country with an approval rating above 90%. In fact, many children in Bosnia are named William in honor of our president and our country. Take a look at that foreign policy legacy and then look at the disastrous Iraq war. Bosnia was just one way that Clinton chose to save lives and combat terrorist recruiting (which has gone up since Bush became president). <p> Finally, I would like to note that as disappointing as the Cole and Embassy bombings were they pale in comparison to what is happening every day in Iraq. Also, we have been attacked since 9/11. It was a little incident with anthrax and has been in the news lately. Again, Bush couldn't prevent this attack.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 4:09 p.m. CST

    I WAS ABOUT TO POST SOMETHING COMPLETELY ASININE

    by BringingSexyBack

    but after reading Rbatty's great post I'll wait until later.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST

    No, please BSB continue.

    by rbatty024

    I'll start off. Clinton got his dick sucked. Wahhhhhhhhhhh. The world is gonna end. Wahhhhhhhh.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    not exactly true on the Anthrax attacks...

    by expert_40

    ... in some cases, they were connected to the events of 9/11, and the new legislation for the Patriot Act hadn't even been written yet.<br><br>And there was also that weirdo doctor who was stalking a sorority or whatever...<br><br>So again, has America been attacked by Al Qaida again? No. It hasn't.<br><br>As for your insinuations about Iraq right now, all I have to ask is dude, have you ever been to Iraq or know anyone who has? Because you're talking out of your ass.<br><br>Trust in this, not only is Iraq not half as bad as the MSNBC and the other networks are making out to be, but some really great things are happening there that no one is reporting on because it's not politically expedient (i.e. for liberals) for them to do so.<br><br>Why don't you talk to veteran about what's really going on Iraq since the surge, instead of buying into the biased news reports. You're right, Iraq was a total shit storm under Rumsfeld because he was an egotistical fuckwad, and it IS Bush's fault for making him SecDef and not firing him soon enough.<br><br>But since Rumsfeld left, Iraq has improved 100-fold. That isn't propaganda, or ideologically spun, it's just the truth.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    The Wizard?!!

    by Harold-Sherbort

    Isn't that the movie with the Laura Grissom character?

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Ohne more thing

    by Harold-Sherbort

    Catherine Keener is awesome!!

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Dexter is nothing like American Psycho

    by TheLastCleric

    American Psycho is a great film but it’s not really about a serial killer so much as it is a satirical journey that explores the superficialities of society through the eyes of a nihilistic and psychopathic yuppie archetype. Dexter is a much more centered and nuanced look at a serial killer who is trying his best to control his darker nature by conforming his actions to a rigid moral code and gradually discovering his own humanity even as he struggles to keep the beast within from pouring out and destroying his life and the lives of those around him. While both Dexter and Bateman share similar murderous desires, it would be a fallacy to suggest they are the same type of character because in many respects they are polar opposites. Bateman is a hedonistic, callow person who gleans pleasure from murder where by contrast Dexter does everything within his power to protect the innocent and punish the guilty. He may be a monster but he’s a monster with a purpose. That said, watching a few episodes of the show really won’t get any of this across. It’s the type of show that needs to be watched from episode one because it builds and expounds on ideas and themes as it moves along.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Jackrabbitslim

    by hst666

    Of course, the people behind the 1993 bombing were rounded up and jailed, unlike those behind the 9/11 attacks.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Like Last Nights Burrito . . .

    by kevinwillis.net

    I think the swastika is beyond producting reclamation. IMHO.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Didn't you buy Don Quixote at Scarecrow Video?

    by Prague23

    I think that was one of the treasures my old shop hooked you up with. No?

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Fletch? Edward Norton

    by palimpsest

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 6:23 p.m. CST

    And what's all this about a Bill Hicks biopic starring Russell C

    by palimpsest

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 6:24 p.m. CST

    rowe

    by palimpsest

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Russell Crowe?

    by Harold-Sherbort

    As Bill Hicks? That's kind of odd. But it makes a certain kind of sense I suppose. They better do that movie right. That man was/is a legend.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Nixon

    by Prossor

    last great president

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Blow me, Sarah Connor is a good show

    by I Dunno

    And not just because of the yummy Summer Glau but she doesn't hurt.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Crazy political beliefs

    by Toonol

    It's amazing how many political beliefs are held solely because people _WANT_ to believe. Of course 9/11 would have happened; it had nothing to do with who was president. Using planes as guided missiles was a foolproof plan... once. It will now never work again. We probably would have gone into Afghanistan, whether our president was Bush, Gore, or Mary Poppins. History wouldn't diverge until we get to Iraq; different presidents would have handled that differently.<p> Seriously, thinking the Gore would have prevented 9/11 is as lunatic fringe as thinking he would have prevented the New Orleans levies from breaking.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Harry

    by cowsaysmoo

    Even though you get tons of flack on from people on your site, and even though I don't always agree with your reviews, your unabashed enthusiasm for cinema and life is what keeps me coming back to AICN.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9 p.m. CST

    New Porn for Harry

    by PlasmaOrb

    Im sorry, but i wouldnt even waste my time trying to tell people to stay away from the Jonas Brothers or Myley "giving hand jobs to daddy" cyrus... but what really kind of creeps me out on this is that he says how he likes the Myley DVD, cause its in 3D. Its almost saying that he likes it better cause he can fantasize about her in these sick perverse pedophile ways, since he really didnt put any soft core porn movies in here, i guess Hannah was the soft core pick of the week. Sorry Harry, but you need to save face with this one... I hope Yoko even questions you on this one.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:22 p.m. CST

    And the Sarah Connor series...

    by Toonol

    Is much better than Terminator III. Of course it's nowhere near the quality of the first two movies, but it's much smarter than the third. Budget is lower, special effects cheesier, but who cares? That's just surface.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Stick to movies Harry

    by Charlie_Allnut

    Leave politics alone. Love the column tho!

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 9:49 p.m. CST

    PlasmaOrb

    by jmyoung666

    Miley's a teenager, so it would not be pedophilia. Still statutory rape, but 15 is legal in many European and other civilized countries.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    which countries?

    by GavinVanDraven

    who doesnt want some underage poon? i bet most of these pedophiles on AICN agree... fucking pedos

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Plasma Orb

    by Paul Bucciarelli

    Harry doesn't need to save face or explain anything you self-righteous prick. You're yet another in an ever-growing list of assholes who feel the need to criticize everything this guy does. You're a guest in his house. Act like a human fucking being.

  • Aug. 19, 2008, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Paul Butfuckerelli

    by PlasmaOrb

    I dont give a shit what you think... if he didnt want anyone to say anything, he would disable these posts altogether. Plus im not the one drooling over 15 year girls. Whats next, seeing him on Dateline wondering why Hannah Montana stood him up after he brought a case of Mikes Hard Lemonade to party like a Disney "Rock" Star.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Street Kings is one of the Top 100 films of the year!!!

    by JackRabbitSlim

    Or maybe not - havent seen it yet but I do loves me some hard-drinkin, panty-sniffin, steamin it, reamin it, banana creamin it James Ellroy.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Oh. and as for all the people were arrested ... um no...

    by JackRabbitSlim

    30 seconds online came across this .. sadly on Wikipedia (latest gaffe I found on there - that Jamie Kennedy is Connie Chung's son...) but I'm too lazy to indulge anymore - anyway "Ramzi Yousef (my aside - the principal architect of that bombing) born in Kuwait, began in 1991 to plan a bombing attack within the United States. Yousef's uncle Khalid Shaikh Mohammed Ali Fadden, who later was considered "the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks," gave him advice and tips over the phone, and funded him with a US$660 wire transfer.[4]" And the sole point of the post was to illustrate the ignorance that there were no attacks under the previous president. Honestly couldn't care less who is president - I don't vote. Remember some comedian making a correlation between people who enter cereal box giveaways and those who vote. Scurrilous, admittedly, but not entirely inaccurate.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Plasma Orb

    by Paul Bucciarelli

    Butfuckerelli? Not even original. Your mother already called me that after I (you guessed it) pulled my cock out of her now stretched-out asshole. I told her not to tell a soul. I guess she's no better at holding her tongue than she is holding a load in her mouth.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Toshiba XD-E500 1080p Extended Detail DVD Player

    by JDanielP

    Goodbye, Blu-ray.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Poster expert_40 ..... Is Actually Saying

    by Red Dawn Don

    Poster expert_40 (ignoring the SOB rants) is actually saying that both Political Parties are CRAP. Conspiracy Idiots who claim that the WTC attack came from the President, remind me of the same type TWITS that think President Roosevelt knew in advance about PEARL HARBOR. It is too difficult for these TWITS to admit that the USA was sucker-punched in 1941 and 2001. Now if OBAMA becomes President we may indeed have an internal threat to the USA. Just Kiddin' about Obama. We do need to get out of IRAQ. Lastly, remember, back when the NEWSPAPERS had daily details of the EVIL that Saddam Hussein was performing while in power? I certainly do. That is why we invaded IRAQ. Blame the MEDIA. I doubt BUSH could even spell IRAQ.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Don't serial killers have sexual compulsions in motive?

    by JackRabbitSlim

    I was under the impression, correct me if I'm wrong, is that one of the inherent differences between sociopaths and serial killers was that serial killers almost always had sexual fetishes or compulsions as one of the primary impetuses in their patterned killings. Hearing Jeffery Dahmer liked to eat his victims at first seems simply psychotic (and it probably is...) but when I started to learn that one of his childhood hobbies concerned taxidermy and that his first sexual experiments came on the animals he ... well ... stuffed and then STUFFED ... it starts to make some twisted sense - correlating the reek of decay with eroticism. The same goes with a lot of others - Berkowitz liked to masturbate just before or after shooting the kids, BTK talked about his decidedly bizarre sexual fantasies, etc etc. In fact, it was this element that made me looove Mr Brooks (wow that movie is under appreciated) Note the look of orgasmic bliss on his face after he shoots the couple in the opening scenes. Its also why i started to despise Hannibal Lecter - no serial killer i know of ever killed people just because they were rude. It was this element that makes them so doggedly determined to do what they do and makes them so fucking disturbing. Serial killer adaptations that ignore this facet really lose a lot of their punch imo. BTW - never seen Dexter.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Jdaniel, don't even try it

    by half vader

    I don't remember much, but I do remember you making a fool of yourself in the TBs when the whole HD war thing went down. <p> The fact that you'd support this bullshit marketing exercise for simply the next model of upconverting player marks you as a lunatic. Did you not even notice that Tosh fucked YOU in the promotional spiel for this? There's no POINT in true HD they say - NOW. <p> That's not what they said when trying to convince everyone to buy HD-DVD. Do you like getting so transparently fucked in the arse, or did they give you all your money back? Or are you a plant after all? Well?

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Kevinwillis, did you actually admit you fucked up

    by half vader

    there? Hard to tell... <p> Mattman, you must feel retarded yourself. And you got the completion date wrong for the WTC, too!

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Ellen Page is a really good actress

    by Spandau Belly

    But I think she's getting typecast as these quarksters with stupid names. She needs to get in a Woody Allen movie and then pull a Nick Cage and do some crazy action stuff.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Lack of inspiration, my shiny metal ass...

    by Messiahman

    Harry, you were wrong about GALACTICA, and you're just as wrong about T:TSCC. If anything, the lower television budget has forced Josh Friedman and his writing staff to find inspiration in both character and plot. While the show hasn't always been perfect, it did feature some genuinely intriguing character turns -- the evolution of Doctor Silberman (marvelously played by Bruce Davison) as a doomsday cultist is a prime example, as are the ongoing arcs of both the Cameron and Derek Reese characters. Headey is exceptional in the lead role, never mimicking Hamilton but finding myriad ways of making the character her own. <p>And as for setpieces, the sequence in the finale where a Terminator decimates an FBI tactical squad to the tune of Johnny Cash's "The Man Comes Around" is a hundred times more inspired than ANYTHING in Mostow's misguided third film (which featured Arnold in a gay fetish club and a fucking Terminatrix with inflatable breasts). In fact, now that the budget has drastically increased for the second season, I have little doubt that this show will be far more memorable than McG's impending theatrical debacle.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 9 a.m. CST

    1080p "Extended Detail" DVD = Goodbye, Blu-ray

    by JDanielP

    HAhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Recount - The end of the movie

    by MiserableRainGod

    Maybe I completely misinterpreted the end of this movie, but didn't they very briefly mention that the recounts still had Bush as the winner? If I'm wrong, fine, I didn't see the whole film (because how could they make a bunch of people counting chads compelling?).

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Jdaniel...

    by half vader

    Oops. Fed the troll. Sorry guys...

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST

    PlasmaOrb, what you said:

    by jim

    "Im sorry, but i wouldnt even waste my time trying to tell people to stay away from the Jonas Brothers or Myley "giving hand jobs to daddy" cyrus... but what really kind of creeps me out on this is that he says how he likes the Myley DVD, cause its in 3D. Its almost saying that he likes it better cause he can fantasize about her in these sick perverse pedophile ways, since he really didnt put any soft core porn movies in here, i guess Hannah was the soft core pick of the week."<p>Here's what Harry said regarding the DVD:<p>"Ok – now hold on to your skullcaps – cuz I’m actually recommending this one. WHAT? No, seriously. I know that Miley Cyrus is the spawn of an idiot singer that plagued us in the late Eighties. Sure her songs are empty sugar pop head-bopping songs. But it’s fun stuff. Moreso – Blu-Ray 3D is fucking amazing. On a pure love of the 3D format – watching the anaglyph 1080p was stunning. Disney’s set design and 3D cinematography takes full advantage of the 3D format and if you love 3D – this is the finest quality 3D you’ll ever have seen at home. And the advantage of the Home Version is… You can skip the Jonas Brothers songs – or hit mute."<p>I don't see anything there that even hints at what you said. He's referring to the QUALITY of the 3D format, not to the images themselves. You are the one who seems to see Miley Cyrus as nothing more than a pedo fantasy. You're the one who imagines she gives her father handjobs. You're the one who believes it is softcore porn. You're the one who feels that out of all those other videos, including the one with the Suicide Girls, the Hannah Montanna DVD is the best candidate for Harry's "obligatory softcore porn" entry. I think if anyone around here needs to save face its the one that ashamedly looks back at you in the mirror.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Big Jim

    by Paul Bucciarelli

    Exactly. Plasma Slob is a, what's the word I'm looking for? Oh yeah, dickhead.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST

    1080p "Extended Detail" DVD = HD DVD cry babies

    by knowthyself

    Is this the new crap HD DVD losers are peddling? Good lord. You lost. Get over it. Buy a bluray player and quit your bitchin.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST

    knowthyself and like-minded others

    by Paul Bucciarelli

    I'm not trying to pick a fight with you but I'm wondering: Why do you guys act like the format wars are like two competing pro sports teams? I mean I don't get that fanaticism either but at least you usually root for your home team but this?? I still remember a guy that used to make me VHS tapes from his laser discs claiming that DVD's would never, ever catch on. He acted like he had a personal stake in the whole business. Maybe it's just the whole fanboy thing. While I count myself as one, I don't take things like Fox suing Warner Bros. over Watchmen or Warners pushing the next Harry Potter release personally. And what's with the constant (not you) wishing death upon people all of the time? Just because somebody disappointed you and didn't make the exact movie that you wanted to see, you have to act like a spoiled two year old child. For Christ's sake we're talking about a movie. It was a hole two hours and ten bucks out of your life. Let it go and move on.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 12:07 p.m. CST

    GavinVanDraven

    by hst666

    Internationally, I was referring to the age of consent. There is a difference between the age of consent and the legal age to be in porn. There are still states in the US where the legal age is 16. (It's 17 in NY.)<p><p> I know you can still pick up Traci Lords movies in the Netherlands, and I believe I believe in France and Germany as well. The Happy Shopper online lists them, although they are all Region 2/PAL. I would imagine you could pick up other OLDER porn containing women 16 years and older as well.<p><p> However, I believe all European countries have now agreed to only allow production of porn containing girls 18 and older. containing

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST

    BTW

    by hst666

    I am in no way saying it would be OK to fuck Miley, I just meant, I don't consider it to be pedophilia.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Paul, it's not fans as much as suits - the war in a nutshell

    by half vader

    Knowthyself could conceivably been talking about MS/Toshiba AND the blind follower morons. He was (italics) addressing jDanielp. But I get what you're saying. And my personal reason for knocking JDaniel goes back to an earlier thread. I'm not just kneejerk hating on him. <p> Of course there definitely are plenty of infantile fanboys who cannot conceive of liking one thing without hating the other. It's like there's not enough space in their oxygen-starved brains for more than one thing. This is why I'm ridiculing Jdaniel - if anyone should be angry about this new thing it should be him! <p> It IS right to pour scorn on Toshiba at this point in time. <p> HD DVD fans were right to love what they were getting. The movies had a lot of great quality encodes, and aside from amount of storage (which was the other 50% of the equation - apparently the one-eyed fans and Tosh/MS had never heard about burning discs/data storage and the pc industry), the av encoding formats for each were ostensibly the same. A huge bone of contention on the movie side was the interactive part. Microsoft's version was easier but arguably more restrictive, java was messier to program but had more legs - again, arguably. <p> O.K. So fast-forward a few years and HD-DVD is dead, even after Tosh and MS virtually giving the things away in cereal boxes: a double-edged sword that endeared them to the zealous/zealot fans while ensuring no other manufacturer would touch it with a ten-foot pole. At the end they were even willing to fuck over the existing base by going 'true' triple-layer to match Sony, when they COULD NOT do it without making all the current players obsolete (there was another flavour of 3-layer where 1 was essentially regular DVD)! <p> The reason to spit at the extended detail marketing bullshit is that not only is it a con - uprezzing players have been around for ages. They're only an 'extension' of the standalone line doublers/multipliers that came before them. Uprezzing SHOULD get better every year! Toshiba are actually trying to dazzle us with something that should be a non-event. <p> BUT most importantly THEY'RE PISSING ON THEIR OWN LOYAL FANS (sorry, don't usually shout but that's for Jdaniel's edification) by saying there's NO NEED for true HD! So fuck all the people that bought their HD-DVD players and movies. Thanks but we lied to you while we took your money all that time. Here, buy this new product from us that costs more than a regular DVD player that also uprezzes. And if there's no reason for true HD, why are they still making full-hd TV sets?! No matter what they say and no matter how good the interpolation gets, it's never as good as true information. An approximation of 2 million extra pixels from 800 odd will never be the same. Ever. <p> It's basically Toshiba not being able to admit the truth and being arrogant douchebags by burying their heads in the sand because they lost. Also unable to face the irony of turning out to be the beta through their exclusivity with hardware. Toshiba do make great stuff. But in this case they deserve any shit hurled - especially by their own jilted customers. <p> Which is why fanboys like jdaniel are such fools. I thought he'd actually seen the light in a past thread but he seems to have gone off the deep end this time.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    half vader

    by Paul Bucciarelli

    I see your point(s). I personally have sit out the HD/Blue Ray wars because I just can't justify getting into yet another format. The only reason why i haven't just gone ahead and burned all of the movies that I have is because I work in the films. Even though I don't see an additional penny once the movie wraps and I cash my last paycheck, I still feel it's counterproductive to my line of work to "steal" movies.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 1:25 p.m. CST

    NOBODY gets eaten by a shark

    by cornponious

    like Robert Shaw. <p> Nobody.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 1:25 p.m. CST

    expert_40 you are one ignorant SOB

    by T-MuG

    "HAVE WE BEEN ATTACKED SINCE SEPTEMBER 11th?" In your rant you bring up the Cole and Kenya. If you are counting attacks in foreign countries, then we have been attacked thousands of times since 9/11. Oh, you probably didn't realize they were terrorist attacks since your beloved leaders decided to start calling them insurgents. STFU genius. Thinking so hard is going to give you a stroke. A decent president would have either gone into Afghanistan immediately, or been able to get Bin Laden turned over to us.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Suicide Girls

    by Paul Bucciarelli

    Is it just me or do they all look alike? Multiple piercings? Check. Totally sleeved arms? Check. Bette Page haircut? Check. Shaved pussy? Check. Loves gorey movies? Check. Let's all be different but the same. That being said, a lot of them are fucking hot.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Fantasy casting

    by skimn

    I mentioned this once before, but with the debate of Daniel Day Lewis channeling John Huston in There Will Be Blood, and based on his performance in The Propostition, I could easily see Danny Huston in the Plainview role. The man deserves to be cast more often.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    street kings okish,wizard of gore crap

    by Mr_X

    wizard of gore gave me a headache trying to follow what the fuck was going on. crispin glover is a nutcase

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Paul Butfuckerelli Part II

    by PlasmaOrb

    by the way.. my mom says you still owe her money, cause she doesnt take food stamps. She would have done you as a pity fuck, but she felt your whole family does that as it is already for such lame comebacks like that... the only comeback you are used to is when you are down at the local truck stop having some mexican service your cornhole for a 6 pack of schlitz.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Jizzma Blob

    by Paul Bucciarelli

    She's a lying to you. And it wouldn't be the first time. Everytime she told you how handsome you are, how smart you are, how you're going to amount to something, she was lying. I know because we giggled about it later while I cuckholded your old man for the 550th time. Bored now. Fire at will. I'm spent. Damn, i gotta quit waxing nostalgic about your mom.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Harry, you're an idiot

    by Halloween68

    "Would the World Trade Center still be standing with a different President?" Are you serious? Come on. You can't be that delusional. So what you're saying is the terrorists bombed the World Trade Center because we elected George Bush as president? We're going to disregard the fact that the plans for the attack had been in the works for years prior? You do know that President Clinton had the opportunity to end anything Bin Laden was a part of years earlier ... to that effect, Al Gore had more to do with the Twin Towers attacks than President Bush. So, again, we're to assume the reason Al Quada attacked the U.S. was to get at George W. Bush and the stupid saga of the hanging chad. No wonder the Democratic party is so f'd up. They're all in denial. Look, if it was such a slamdunk that Al Gore should have won the election, I really don't think 1 % of one state's votes would have mattered much. The election was close. Both parties were into it up to their ears. We ended up with a president elect that was to close to call either way. Because you don't like him doesn't make him any less the president. Our country elected the man through an election system both parties choose to support. Give me a break already. Oh. And this coming from an independent with ties to neither the democratic or republican party. I'm just sick of the incessant whining.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 5:07 p.m. CST

    La Grande Bouffe Needs a Solo Release

    by emvan

    Had the great good luck to see it during its original release and have been wondering when it would come to DVD. Way, way ahead of its time in being too over-the-top for contemporary audiences -- it could easily achieve cult status if it were more readily available.<br><br> And any week that sees a release of a previously unavailable Powell & Pressburger film is a good one.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    I just have to say one thing.

    by Crackles

    It is scientifically impossible that those planes could have made the towers collapse!

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    One more thing......

    by Crackles

    what the fuck happened to building 7?!!!!!

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    What a mixed bag of Kack!

    by FILMFUNK

    cept for The proposition.

  • Aug. 20, 2008, 9:01 p.m. CST

    I see Alvarez dead on the riverwalk...

    by Six Demon Bag

    The Wizard and Cloak & Dagger???? Sweet Meat!!! I'm breaking out the Power Glove

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST

    half vader & the format war

    by JDanielP

    Hey there, half vader. Stay calm, man. I just thought I'd rub a couple of sticks together and watch the flames. (Shame on me.) These are hard times and despite that, I still found myself watching a running/advertising Blu-ray display for several minutes, just last weekend. Truth is, like most people, I do enjoy HD content. (I still love my HD-DVD player and the HD flicks we do own. And the up-scaling on dvds is very impressive.) And in continuing this honesty, my wife and I have had some discussion of Blu-ray. And we've decided that if Microsoft releases the rumored "blue" (as in Blu-ray) XBOX 360, we would eventually pick one up. Since I already enjoy Xbox Live, any Blu-ray updates would fit in with the LIVE updates we members get on the rare occasion. And the smallest 360 chip-sets should be rolling off the factory by that time, if the blue 360 becomes a reality. - As for the NEW Toshiba dvd player that enhances dvd imagery more than ever before, I'm interested in it because we have bookcases FULL of dvd movies. And if we can get EVEN MORE (thanks to improving technology) for our dvd purchases while saving money by avoiding a very expensive switch to Blu-ray, what's wrong with sharing that option with others in the same boat? Yes, I jumped on the HD-DVD wagon because that's what I preferred (and the price was right, at the time). However, Blu-ray won the war. But considering the pocketbook of the average consumer today, advancing tech for "image enhancement" of regular dvds deserves our attention. (The Toshiba XD-E500 1080p Extended Detail DVD Player is up at Amazon.com if you wish to read about the product for yourself. Criticize all you want. But if the product does what Toshiba claims, more power to them.) Like most people, we look to get the most for our money. And this new high-tech dvd player may be the answer for us. Thanks for listening.

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Beware Don Quixote release!

    by Mattyboy122

    This is not the film Orson Welles intended. It takes some of the footage he shot in Spain for the film, slaps it together with some footage he shot for a documentary on Spain (most likely hack-work to get money to shoot Don Quixote) into a bizarre, Frankenstein's monster of a film. Welles unfortunately never finished the picture, so any release claiming to be the film is misleading. At least a project like It's All True was released as a documentary about the making of the unfinished documentary (and included some of Welles's breathtaking footage). And Welles left editing notes for The Other Side of the Wind, though I understand they're strangely going the It's All True route with it, which is upsetting. But Welles left no instructions that we are aware of for the completion of Don Quixote.

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 5:16 a.m. CST

    It's all about Tosh being disingenuous, Jdaniel

    by half vader

    and arrogant. And patronising their own by treating them like morons. Why does the new player (yes, I've read all about it, the selective sharpness sounds good) warrant any more than "here's our latest player"? Answer, it doesn't - like I said, the tech SHOULD be better, or conversely the player cheaper if it's still last year's tech. The thing is (without going through it all again), they're making a mountain out of a molehill out of pure spite by saying well fine we never needed to play your game anyway, and leaving all the supporters with their expensive jerseys and scarves, to strain the analogy. I would think you more than ANYONE would be livid at the gall of them shitting all over you with this player in the way they're promoting it. <p> IF the player does what they claim? Are you kidding me? It BETTER! We look to get the most for our money? Again, are you kidding? If that's actually the case, stick with your HD-DVD player, I never said that was a bad purchase - as you say, the upscaling is good. Don't buy this bullshit device. Or at least wait a coupla years 'til it's just part of the regularly-priced line. Your 'argument' that it deserves the attention of the "pocketbook of the average consumer" makes absolutely NO sense whatsoever. They're charging MORE than average for it! I've already explained why it CAN'T be "as good". Don't support Tosh treating their own fans like imbeciles. <p> It's like when every Olympics comes around, they say "the most technologically advanced coverage EVER!" - and we're like "What, it's not LESS advanced than 4 years ago? Hoo-fucking-ray!". Also like the redundant fuckers that say "pro-active" which is probably a tautology, definitely redundant and begs the question of whether they were considering being "anti-active" before they changed their minds! <p> The other planty thing is you evangelising the 360 when there's no need. You don't just say you already have it, you"already ENJOY Xbox live". If that's not pathetic plant-o-rama, it's just plain pathetic. I bet you believe the crap about live's HD content which is half the rez of full hd and therefore about a quarter the filesize. The 360's still great (now that it works), and the best online system out there, but stop pimping. As for a 'blue' 360, nope. There may be an add-on for movies which I must admit was canny of MS in that "we reserve the right to pay lip service (Toshiba) in terms of support then screw you in the arse" kinda way. But I think you're talking about an integrated drive for games as well. And have somehow forgotten Peter Moore and the rest spitting at Sony for forward-thinking and ridiculing them because games would emphatically NEVER need that space and that the 360 categorically would never, we promise you upside down and sideways, EVER contain a high-def drive. Yep absolutely Sony were arrogant to, but easily matched by MS and Tosh in a display of hubris the likes of which we old guard hadn't seen since Yamauchi. So unless you get completely fucked again by the ms bullshit machine, nope. <p> Of course you're aware that every time you justify this marketing crap you look like even more of a plant. Mentioning "my wife and I" like a broken record makes the plantiness even worse. Either that, or you're wearing it like a geek badge of pride which is understandably pathetic but still so try-hard. <p> I've tried to calm down but that second post still fanned the flames, and did nothing to dispel your shameless, unthinking and blind devotion. At least I'm happy I shot down every one of your new points 'for' too! And if you are actually a plant, up your game. Cheers.

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    You're not an ignorant SOB, Harry...

    by brokemart

    ...you're an "evil" capitalist pig. You are no dummy, you know who butters your bread. You are a Hollywood whore and if the beautiful "do as I say, not as I do" Hollywood elites feel Bush is to blame for all of the world's ills, that's the load you must carry as well. Look...YOU WATCH FUCKING MOVIES FOR A LIVING!!! How bad could you have had it under the Bush administration?!?! To even think that Bush could possibly have such an all-encompassing influence is ridiculous. You sit there, watching movies, getting who knows how much free shit, getting (earning?) a living criticizing other people's work. Yeah, boy you've got it tough. It seems to me that a change due to anyone's policies would be an unacceptable risk to your pompous ass. If I could advise you on anything, it would be NOT vote for the great Obama (I'm going out on a limb that he is who you'll be voting for in November). I would think too much "hope and change" would risk your bigshot, Hollywood-provided lifestyle. Thanks for the "Ignorant SOB" post, expert_40. I'm permanently done reading this site.

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST

    brokemart

    by Paul Bucciarelli

    Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST

    brokemart, you really should...

    by mrfan

    naw...not even worth it.

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST

    More Dexter Love

    by lagomorph

    Glad to see I'm not the only one annoyed by Harry's casual acceptance of Dexter's possible similarity to American Psycho. WHAT? Harry, just watch it and save your opinion on what you haven't seen for a post-viewing talkback. Maybe you can catch up for Season 3 and join us at the best-damn-show-on-television table. I'll save you a seat.

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    For you conspiracy nuts...

    by kbass

    Oops, I mean theorists. Please forgive. From the Associated Press: Government investigators have issued a report refuting conspiracy theories that a skyscraper next to the twin towers was brought down by explosives. The report says that fires destroyed World Trade Center 7 on Sept. 11. Scientists with the National Institute of Standards and Technology say their three-year investigation of the collapse of the 47-story building was the first known instance of fire causing the total failure of a skyscraper. The investigators also conclude that the collapse of the nearby twin towers broke the city water main, leaving the sprinkler system in WTC 7 without water. The collapse of building 7 has long been the subject of conspiracy theories that something else brought down the tower.

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 1 p.m. CST

    As the Human Torch would say...

    by kbass

    Flame On!! Let the dissection and disbelief of the government report begin!!

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST

    All Harry is trying to say is........

    by Crackles

    What would the world be like if the leader of our country wasn't mentally retarded? <p> You all know it's true! <p> He can't make a speech without fucking up if his life depended on it, and he can't even eat a pretzel and watch the powerpuff girls at the same time! It's so damn funny he chokes and passes out!

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 1:04 p.m. CST

    kbass

    by Crackles

    Even if the sprinklers weren't working there were only a few small office fires when building 7 went down. A building can be engulfed in flames for HOURS before it collapses from fire!!

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 1:22 p.m. CST

    The Shadowless Sword

    by Arghh

    Hey Harry... you promised a review of the Shadowless Sword on your dvd showcase a couple of weeks ago... what gives?

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Crackles

    by kbass

    Pardon me for not knowing, but who says there were only a few small office fires before the building collapsed? I haven't seen that reported in any mainstream media. Is that from a credible source?

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 1:27 p.m. CST

    kbass

    by Crackles

    go to youtube and watch building 7 collapse for yourself! You can see that the fire isn't that bad. Then go watch other buildings collapse from fire.....it takes a lot longer then 7 seconds for a building to collapse from fire!

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Not to mention......

    by Crackles

    the fact that it collapses from the base of the building. If it was fire it would have collapsed in on itself! There wasn't even any fires at the base of the building!

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 2:07 p.m. CST

    half vader, I've brought a bucket of water.

    by JDanielP

    Plants need water, too. (snort!) Maybe I need to drop the... "wife and I" ...bit, even though it's a simple way to register that my purchase decisions include another. (It's an important part of staying married.) The simple fact is that I would not own so many dvds if I was single. But anyone married and having children will completely understand the convenience of watching movies at home. Now, if I was single, I would like to think that I'd be saving up for a HUGE LCD, no less than 50 inches in size. And if that was the case, I would no doubt, eventually, purchase a Blu-ray player (and own IRON MAN and THE DARK KNIGHT in the format). I would selectively buy but mostly rent. Understand, with our situation as it is now, with our large collection of dvds and our... (avoiding the "plant") ... upscaling player, we are fine. And I'll keep watching advancing tech for dvd upscaling and see what develops with Blu-ray. - I hope the water was cold enough.

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST

    I'm not an expert...

    by kbass

    but having reported on this a couple of times, I know that six of the ten floors of building seven were fully involved. Hey, I'm open-minded. If someone comes forward with credible evidence of skullduggery I'd be glad to entertain it. But in the absence of hard proof it seems like we have an endless number of vague theories pointing fingers at shadowy government operatives. Until and if someone...anyone...can present evidence to the contrary the many conspiracy plotlines are very hard to believe.

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST

    If you have eyeballs........

    by Crackles

    then you can see it for yourself! Building 7 is 43 stories and not one of those floors was FULLY engulfed in flames! You can find the footage online. Look it up on youtube or go to seeloosechange.com! I'm not saying it was George W. Bush (he's too stupid to come up with a plan like that...he's just a pawn). All I'm saying is those buildings were built to withstand a plane crashing into them and that fire doesn't make buildings collapse! <p> If fire did make buildings collapse why hire a demolition crew to destroy your buildings? Why don't you just start a few small office fires and wait for them to crumble to the ground in the exact same way a demolition does!

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 5:11 p.m. CST

    My mistake...

    by kbass

    I misread the report...the correct number of fires fully involved is ten...not six of ten. Please forgive. The fires burned out of control about six hours..and it all came down. The report is interesting. I recommend reading it for those interested in either de-bunking or spreading conspiracy theories.

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Wiki

    by kbass

    The wiki article also has pretty good information about what happened to the building. Although many of you will not believe it...treat the story as a fictional account, like "Star Wars" or Harry's stories of scoring with women in college.

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Ummmm...prob is American Crime pissed all over...

    by The7Returns

    Sylvia Likens REAL story. They made Gert out to be some 'poor abused and overstressed mom', tried to make her look sympathetic. <p> Those who know the case know how O'Haver prob has some sympathy for that sick fuck and her kids, and the other kids, because the focued PRIMARILY on 'poor Gert' and 'poor Paula'. PFFFFT. They were all a bunch of sick and twisted fucks who should have been shot dead with no trial.

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 5:50 p.m. CST

    9/11 wouldn't have happened with Gore(the elected Prez) in offic

    by The7Returns

    Asswipes that's the point, you don't even have a clue as to what happened, nor the events. Oh maybe you've heard them, but just as any stupid , blind fool, you choose to rationalize them into 'coincidence'.

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 6:49 p.m. CST

    The Proposition & Tales of Ordinary Madness

    by MattyAGoGo

    First, THE PROPOSITION is one of the best films in the last ten years if you ask me. Beautiful, haunting, and visceral. Not one character walks away unmarked in this film. One of my all time favorites. TALES OF ORDINARY MADNESS is based upon the works of Charles Bukowski and is pretty brutal to watch. Ben Gazzara basically plays a Bukowski-type who wanders in and out of divebars and cheap motels. The film looks more like a documentary, and it has this real-life grit to it. Great film, but not for everyone. It can be pretty funny at times, but also pretty disturbing.

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 7:05 p.m. CST

    American Crime/Tales of Ordinary Madness

    by Paul Bucciarelli

    American Crime just came today from Netflix. I'm pretty anxious to see it. Keener is always great and I like Ellen Page a lot. I really don't want to see her get typecast and from what I hear, she's not doing the Juno thing in this flick. For the record, she's a really nice girl. I worked on Smart People and she and Sarah Jessica Parker where as pleasant as could be to be around. It was a good thing too because Dennis Quaid was a dickhead and I had to constantly restrain myself from cleaning his fucking clock. What a tool. Anyway, I first read about the case back in the 70's in Bloodletters and Badmen. I can't believe that it's taken this long to be put onto film. Being a big Bukowski fan, I'm ashamed to admit that I'd not heard (or maybe did and totally forgot) of it before.

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Tip: Pass on American Crime and READ..

    by The7Returns

    The Indiana Torture Slaying. THEN watch American Crime, and you'll see why it's SO wrong.

  • Aug. 21, 2008, 11:06 p.m. CST

    jDaniel...

    by half vader

    Oh I understand all right about spouse & family. Which is exactly why you should stick with your current uprezzing player. <p> For the record, yeah I'm married, 3 kids. Got a Ps3 (an imported one just before they were released locally so I saved dough as they wouldn't be able to move them after that) as a bd player, and a 52 inch Bravia I saved 3 grand on because it was re-conditioned. A few marks don't bother me, as the kids are gonna put their grubby mitts on it anyway! I asked them to throw in an extended warranty so I'm all covered there. See? There are ways to make it work. <p> My blue-ray Proposition arrives next week. Go the Aussie films!

  • Aug. 22, 2008, 12:32 a.m. CST

    half vader...

    by JDanielP

    52 inch Bravia? Swwwweeeeeeeeeeeet! As for THE PROPOSITION, I've been wanting to see it for some time. Maybe I'll pick it up on dvd. Or better yet, how about inviting me over to your house? (Our kids can play.)

  • Aug. 22, 2008, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Mmm. O.K.

    by half vader

    But it's a bit of a trek to Sydney, and you could buy a player and the Proposition for less (Go Aussie films was a hint? No?). But sure. As long as you promise not to whore that thing over in the new Blu-ray tb. <p> Oh.

  • Aug. 22, 2008, 3:40 a.m. CST

    Deep down i think The review for "RECOUNT" Was one for the lates

    by GenreBoy

    No, i do seriously mean that. If you take out all the voting nonsense it sounds like a pitch-perfect review of from George Lucas circa 2000. An Terminator the Sarah Conner Chronicles Is LEAPS and Bounds better than T3. What did we get in T3? A Woody Allen-ish John Conner who was too old to be acting less of a man than furlong did in T2. I dig Decker keeping inline with his Conner not only living with the future but preparing for it and being a man about it and not a whiney-attempted suicide bitch, who just decides to be a man because it's too late. Gimme-a fucking break.......oh ya. Good. review. of. hanna. montana. though.

  • Aug. 22, 2008, 12:55 p.m. CST

    half vader

    by JDanielP

    Too late! -How about shipping your Blu-ray machine, to me? I'll return it. I promise. -Heck, while you're at it, if you send the 52" Bravia, I'll pay for the shipping.

  • Aug. 22, 2008, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Al Gore is a fat, mental patient

    by BobParr

    The global warming induced apocolypse is due in 10 years... THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW is a film everyone should watch...Harry Knowles is something other than a fat, sheltered, uneducated, spawn of hippies whose opinions in both politics and films are adolecent at best.<P> My point is Al Gore says some crazy stuff!

  • Aug. 24, 2008, 11:20 p.m. CST

    by huggerorange

    th e wizard of gore was a pretty decent horror flick..Crispin Glover was definately awesome as usual. The movie reminded me of tales from the crypt but was something positively different.

  • Aug. 29, 2008, 6:32 p.m. CST

    WOW! REPUBLICANS SURE ARE ANGRY PEOPLE

    by eoneon

    i know this isn't a political site,but geez you people need to lighten up a bit. you far left democrats too. i'm an independant with liberal views. bush is an r-tard. people bash clinton for gettin a hummer like no other prez b4 him ever did??? far right born again extreme conservatives are in the same vein as radical muslim extremists in my book. end organized religion NOW! keep religion out of politics you blinder wearing kool aid drinking freaks. can't we all just get along? love one another and live in peace and harmony. btw,i knew kevinwillis was a friggin right wing christian extremist. oh and i love your christ,but hate your christians.