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Will There Be Further CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK?

Beaks here... Did I miss something, or did THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK make a killing on DVD? I know the RIDDICK video game is considered one of the better movie tie-ins; did that outsell YAR'S REVENGE or something? I'm asking because Vin Diesel seems extraordinarily optimistic about the two RIDDICK sequels he's planning with writer-director David Twohy. Here's what Diesel told MTV Movies' Shawn Adler:
"David Twowy right now is writing the scripts. The only question is whether we take a page from the 'Lord of the Rings' guys and try to shoot the two chapters at the same time. There are two more in mind," he said of Riddick, the Furyan warrior first introduced in the 2000 film "Pitch Black."
Though I rather enjoyed the last film, and would gladly give Twohy and Diesel a whole heap o' cash to continue their fantasy saga, I doubt the folks at Universal are hot to bankroll another adventure on... (help me, IMDb) Helion Prime after the last movie eked out a worldwide gross of $115 million on a $105 million budget. Then again, I never thought we'd see another HELLBOY movie, so who the hell knows? Diesel elaborates on his plans for RIDDICK 3 & 4 here.

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  • Aug. 25, 2008, 10:35 p.m. CST

    FIRST!!!!!

    by DarfurFTW

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST

    FIRST TIME I EVER WENT FIRST FTW!

    by DarfurFTW

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST

    I have a boner.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DlCKBLOOD

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST

    FIRST!!!! time long time fan....

    by DarfurFTW

    OF SAYING FIRST!

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 10:38 p.m. CST

    I'd watch em...

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    Cause I think Riddick is a compelling character, and hopefully Twohy spends abit of time on the script.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-er-er-er-er-er-er-er-er-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-ta-t

    by DarfurFTW

    CROWNED FIRST TEH CHAMPION

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST

    As long as there is NOS...

    by HBO

    NOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS...

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    the riddick series is comparable to LOTR

    by DarfurFTW

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Love Pitch Black. Loved the Riddick character.

    by JediRob

    But that last movie was very meh.<br> Speaking of that video game there's a special edition coming out soon for next gen consoles. Can't wait.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Anyone notice CERN is doing the same experiment...

    by Heckles

    ...featured in Angels & Demons? Sorry, thought I would post something interesing, since this article isn't.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    They should go for it...

    by Banzai Rootskibango

    ...but it only works on an epic scale with a big budget so good luck to them.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    The best thing that

    by Harold-Sherbort

    came out of the Chronicles was The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay video game. One of the best games ever!

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 10:53 p.m. CST

    I wish someone other than Vin Diesel would say something about t

    by Outlaw24

    I saw both Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick on DVD and I thought they were pretty good. But I also knew that Chronicles hadn't done well in the theaters, despite Vin Diesel talking about the "trilogy." And I accepted Chronicles for what it was - just another "Part One" of a series we'd never see. This "Part One" trend has frankly been ruining Hollywood movies/adaptations for a while now. If you look at some of the movie trilogies that worked best (Star Wars, Back to the Future, Indiana Jones...even Pirates of the Caribbean), you will notice that they were ORIGINALLY made as standalone films, not just the first portion of a story that you won't actually like unless you get to see the whole thing. Then, after they establish that they can make a GOOD film, they build off of it with sequels and work with the original material to make it SEEM like they always intended a trilogy. All these book adaptations trying to be the next Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter are shooting themselves in the feet from their lack of understanding this simple concept. I felt like Chronicles of Riddick had a lot of the symptoms of this disease, and the only person I've ever heard championing the Riddick Trilogy concept has been Vin Diesel himself. Maybe if Universal had a rep saying something about "It's not out of the realm of possibility" or "We're developing the scripts," then I might be able to go back and watch Chronicles of Riddick again without thinking to myself how disappointing it is to never get to find out how this story was intended to end. You know?

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Fuck Yeah!

    by Wrecks

    1st one was so-so, or kinda weak really. But! There is a universe there worth exploring. Ditch the multiverse idea and go with more riddick the con against the mercs idea... could be fantastic.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    I love Chronicles Of Riddick...

    by mr.brownstone

    It's a barbarian movie in space! Really hope this pans out. One request -- bring backToombs.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 10:59 p.m. CST

    YES!!!

    by Blackguard

    I REALLY hope they make them! I love the Riddick movies. Fingers crossed.....

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:03 p.m. CST

    outlaw makes a good point

    by Gungan Slayer

    Not trying to compare "Golden Compass" with "Riddick" but it's another example of a part one of a series that we'll never see. "Eragon" as well, although no one gives a shit about that. There's tons more examples out there, and I do think it's becoming a serious problem. Although as Beaks said, we did get a Hellboy II and I never thought that would happen.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Fuck yes...I'd like to see 5 more Riddick films...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:08 p.m. CST

    It depends...

    by robotdevil

    Pitch Black was great. Chronicles was an overbloated suckfest. If they're really going to continue the series (and i'll believe it when i see it) they should stick to the lean situation based model of Pitch Black and steer clear of the murky sci-fi of Chronicles.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:19 p.m. CST

    KING RIDDICK!!!

    by slone13

    I've got a boner, too.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:21 p.m. CST

    hell yes

    by IamZardoz

    not a big fan of Vin normally but I really liked Pitch Black and Chronicles of Riddick. The f/x were damn good, esp in the second one. Hey, it would be better than Death Race or whatever they are putting out nowdays.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:22 p.m. CST

    I Would Really Like To Pitch An Idea For This!!!!

    by Media Messiah

    I hear the director is writing a script but, I thought Chronicles of Riddick wasn't a logical step forward for Riddick. I understand that Vin Diesel wants an Epoch, but Chronicles had a lot of fat in it, and failed to advance the story very much or take advantage of its huge sets. Stargate: SG1 stole the idea, and did it a lot better with the Ori saga. In Chronicles, save for the beginning, the prison escape and the ending, all we saw was a myriad of soldiers running around in montages...and terribly undefined ships and strangely slow and unexciting action--a deep contrast to Pitch Black, which was fun, fast, terrifying, and exciting??? I want to bring that back to the series, that sense of amusement park rollercoaster thrills and suspense.<BR><BR>I have a cool story outline that does just that. I wrote it after I saw Chronicles, and was greatly disappointed. I set the script outline I was writing aside, when Riddick failed at the box office...when I heard that there may not be anymore sequels. Well, now that talk has started again, I figured I try to pitch my outline just in case the right folks out there are reading these posts. If you're game, and work for Vin or his direct collaborators, ask Harry for my email address, and give me a chance to pitch my story. I think it's what you're looking for!!!

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Riddick == Heavy Metal

    by jbs0209

    Riddick was always a live action version of Heavy Metal magazine.<p> You know those Moebius stories, or the Meta-Baron saga that were really cool as long as you didn't ask too many questions. Don't try to make the world actually hang together. Just enjoy the over-the-top melodrama of the thing.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Vin Diesel's just happy to work.

    by worldofwarcraft

    Not hating, just saying.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Escape from Butcher Bay

    by Herb West

    What is so special about that game? I've never even heard of it.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Riddick is a really nice change from the other Sci Fi out there.

    by happybunni

    Wait, what other Sci Fi?! It's all about Fantasty (including Superheroes) right now. Yes, we need more Riddick. They just need better villians for the future films, and it would do much better. Loved Pitch Black, enjoyed Chronicles.. even though it's not a favorite it's still a worthwhile movie to make and to pay to see! Moar please.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:27 p.m. CST

    This is good news

    by jimmy_009

    CoR was underrated. Cheesy as hell, yes, but good nonetheless and with an ending that really made me want a sequel. Bring it on!

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Herb West.

    by Harold-Sherbort

    It was for the original XBOX. If you have a 360, you can play it on there. It's a backwards compatible game. It's not a long game, but it's one of the best games created in the last 15 years. If you like Video Games, trust me, you will like it.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:29 p.m. CST

    MAKE IT SO!

    by BatPsycho

    loved the first two, and the animated movie was a decent addition to the story line. i would love to see at least one more movie.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Harold-Sherbort

    by Herb West

    It's not on any other system than X box?

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Anyway

    by Herb West

    Maybe they should concentrate on making one good sequel first. Just sayin.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Real Skiddish!

    by DrTobiasFunke

    Love the whole Riddick franchise and would definitely pay to see moar!

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Keep 'em Coming

    by fyrie

    I'm fairly certain that the Chronicles did well by the numbers on DVD considering it was one of the first HD-DVD titles and it was widely offered in rebate/combo packages. I think they should keep them coming. Straight to DVD would be fine with me as long as they keep the budget on par with the last one. However, if they want to be gutsy and try to make a blockbuster with the next one, I'll be happy to fork over my $8.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:40 p.m. CST

    worldofwarcraft...

    by depalma25

    I don't mean to be rude, but you and so many others are quick to judge the box office potential of actors, but yet know nothing about their past and potential bankability. Vin Diesel has had a steady run of hits. They may not be blockbusters, but studios take notice when the word "profit" is declared. Although The Pacifer was not what many considered a homerun, the film, budgeted at aroumd $60 million, ended up grossing around $90 million at the box office, not to mention another $30 million on DVD. Chronicles of Riddick, budgeted at $105 million grossed $115 internationally and another $50 million on DVD. Even his small drama Find Me Guilty made a profit. You're what they call in politics a "low information voter." I'm sure you're smart about something. This isn't one of them.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:43 p.m. CST

    There are worse franchies.

    by fiester

    Chronicles was watchable. I'd put it in the same category as the Resident Evil flicks though: not bad if there's nothing much better on to look at. <p> Pitch Black was better, but that's because Riddick was just a character in it.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Herb West

    by Harold-Sherbort

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:45 p.m. CST

    I hope they do it.

    by veritasses

    Pitch Black was good and Chronicles of Riddick, while flawed, had a lot going for it. I thought though that Colm Feore was horribly miscast. He's a good actor but he just doesn't have an aura of being a bad @ss emperor typed so it minimized the threat and the final fight didn't have an epic weight. Also, the story structure didn't quite work. The time on the prison planet while good, took away from the main story so the build up to the end wasn't anywhere near what it should've been. Riddick is a good character and that universe has lots of potential.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Herb West

    by Harold-Sherbort

    Unfortunatly, it's only for the original x box. But, you can by an old xbox and the game for about $50. It's very much worth it. If you go to youtube, you can watch some of the gameplay videos.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Sign me up

    by SirLoin

    Pitch Black was a great sci-fi thriller and Chronicles felt like real old-school 80s science fiction. That triple-pack dvd that came with the two movies and the anime was one of the best purchases for my money ever. I love seeing Vin in full on badass Furian mode (does he have another mode?). He needs a hit.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST

    yeah, these are coming after his Hannibal flick

    by Freakemovie

    Vin Diesel likes to talk up projects that are total long shots to ever happen, bless him.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Harold-Sherbort

    by Herb West

    Yeah, I'll do that

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:50 p.m. CST

    UNIVERSAL, take a chance on another RIDDICK!

    by LoneGun

    I, for one, would pay to see another RIDDICK adventure. He's just such an unusual and eccentric sci-fi hero - the Snake Plissken of our times, sort of. The last film was far from perfect but it had some amazing scenes and a fantastic ending, with tons of potential for subsequent installments. I think, there is great potential in continuing the CHRONICLES!!!

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:51 p.m. CST

    They outran the sun last time..

    by Bootskin

    ..what do they outrun this time? God?

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:54 p.m. CST

    by DigitalBeachWar

    such boring films... boooooooring

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:55 p.m. CST

    H.W.

    by Harold-Sherbort

    It is available for the PC. I just searched it and found it.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Phaedruss007 got it right...

    by Bootskin

    Pitch Black was badass, because we had no idea what to expect. Out of nowehre, this little nothing of a film comes out, fearlessly, and introduces Riddick, who *I* thought was gonna fucking kill everyone by film's end (hehe.)Anybody and everybody was expendable. Riddick should have been treated better in the sequel, but the "Holy shit, he's king now" ending kinda paints the whole thing in a corner, doesn't it? Besides...Chronicles was balls. And not in a good way.

  • Aug. 25, 2008, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Believe it when I see it

    by JackNF

    History tells me that Vin Diesel in SciFi = good times, unfortunately not many people seem to agree with me on this. If these films get made I'll go see 'em, but given the tepid reaction to the last one I just don't see it happening, not unless they chop the budgets down quite a bit.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Thought he was playing Kratos?

    by KongMonkey

    (shrugs) nah.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:02 a.m. CST

    I'd pay to see them

    by aestheticity

    Chronicles was the last film I went to see with a group of friends. Local cinema put prices up at that point and friends all got a little older and stopped cinemagoing together. I love the character and while the fantasy elements of Chronicles are kinda OTT the action is enjoyable and really, tell me of another big screen scifi at all. Avatar, and that's it. Not much gets me into the cinema nowadays, and this would.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:03 a.m. CST

    please post

    by ranma627

    Mr. Robert Downey Jr., is trashing the Dark Knight in an interview.. He even says fuck dc comics in the interview. Which is understandable but no matter what he says, Dark Knight is the greatest superhero movie and that wil never change. reead it here: http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/downey-talks-dark-knight.html

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Needs to go back to Pitch Black roots...

    by br1947

    Necromancers.. meh. In Pitch Black was Riddick as just a pure unadulterated hateful badass. Chronicals was ok, but seemed a bit too cutesy. Still good tho, worth a follow up, just hope they don't over do it this time.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:05 a.m. CST

    oh... and somehow resurrect Claudia Black

    by br1947

    I dunno why, just have this odd facination with her... lol

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST

    I liked the Director's Cut for Chronicles of Riddick

    by Drath

    I didn't go see the movie in theaters because I read that they'd cut stuff out and that that stuff would be in the DVD. I figured it would be better to see it with all the deleted stuff. I honestly do not know how the theatrical cut made any sense to anyone. The Director's Cut was strong I thought, and I'm kind of disappointed in the internet community for piling on the snark and not supporting the film more (I'm looking you, CHUD bitches). I would very much like to see the series continue. But if I hear of more cuts, I'll wait for the DVD again. Maybe the answer here is stop cutting the films to suit bullshit studio memoes concerned with statistics about optimum movie lengths and showtime schedules.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Do It

    by Brian

    I want more Riddick movies. Riddick is an exciting franchise in an industry nearly void of original sci-fi concepts. Make two more NOW. I'll see 'em both opening night just for fucking kicks.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:15 a.m. CST

    hopefully Babylon AD will be good

    by the milf lover

    If AD doesnt flop, that might just convince Universal that Vin Diesel is bankable enough for these Riddick sequels. Pitch Black is a great movie. Chronicles was flawed, but I loved the prison planet stuff, that should have been the whole story, like Oz in space, and keep the shadow villains for future movies. Still puzzled how they got Judi Dench to be in there tho...

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:16 a.m. CST

    I liked Chronicles of Riddick.

    by veebeeyes

    Certainly had its problems, and wasn't as good as Pitch Black, but I thought it was a nice attempt to create a grand sci-fi universe. Pitch Black, while entertaining, was just sort of a small movie. It was well-done, but it was basically Aliens vs People. Which we've seen over and over again for about more times than I can count. I liked that Chronicles of Riddick tried to expand the scope of the universe that those characters occupy, and tried to introduce a whole sense of culture and mythology that the first movie really only hinted at. So I'd be down with more Chronicles of Riddick movies in a heartbeat. I just hope that they're better than the last one. Because even though Chronicles of Riddick was sort of ambitious, it really DID sort of stink. But there was enough going for it that I'd like to see more stories set in that universe.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:18 a.m. CST

    JUST MAKE ANOTHER VIDEO GAME

    by milesdyson

    just about every line in the movie makes me cringe, but the video game was good.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Chronicles was good.

    by otm shank

    More original than most stuff coming out lately.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Drath

    by jsm1978

    The DC was definitely better. I rented the movie and that is the version I rented and I really liked it. Someone gave it to me for Christmas, but they gave me the theatrical version, which I didn't realize til I watched it and noticed stuff missing.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Sweet

    by Xiphos_2

    The last one was a bit of a mess but it was a fun mess. Great visuals.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:25 a.m. CST

    The game was GOOD!

    by onezeroone

    definitely one of the better movie tie-ins, in fact can't think of a better one of the top of my hat.<p> I think Riddick's future will depend a lot on success of Babylon A.D.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Wow, this talkback is a surprise.

    by veebeeyes

    I honestly had no idea that this many people would be interested in seeing more Riddick.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Of course the DVD was popular.

    by Irina Spanko

    They've been selling it as the Riddick trilogy along with Pitch Black and the cartoon. People have bought it and watched them all.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:45 a.m. CST

    The only people who want a Riddick sequel are:

    by marlow2

    Vin Diesel and David Towhy. They hang out inside Vin's garage on benedict canyon smoke bowls and play out what would happen in the underverse (so gay) using retro-fitted Millinium Falcon's, landspeeder's and tin foil. No one wants to see these movies happen. Vin is 3 years away from Van Damme-land... if he's lucky.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:46 a.m. CST

    sheeeeeit

    by oneragga

    Riddick as a character was great in Pitch Black. Riddick as a character seemed a lil' Dungeons and Dragons in COR. I'd like to see a more PB-style, hard-R Riddick. He is kinda Snake Plissken for the 21st Century...give us more of that.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:53 a.m. CST

    JUST DO IT

    by aboriginal

    It was good, well shot and was headed somewhere. So, what's wrong with that?

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Kassovitz blasts the hell out of BABYLON AD

    by MaxTheSilent

    http://blogs.amctv.com/scifi-scanner/2008/08/babylon-ad-mathieu-kassovitz.php Fox strikes again, it seems.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 1:07 a.m. CST

    oneragga

    by mr.brownstone

    You say that like it's a bad thing.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Could be Good.....

    by the1980mutant

    Chronicles was really good although I felt the ending fell a little flat. They should have introduced the furyan powers when the final battle took place rather than have him win on a technicality. Still there's a lot to do with this and if I remember correctly, Twohy was at one time calling this "The Evil Star Wars." Hope this does not go the way of Phantasm V.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Yes

    by PrincessLeias_Poohole

    I love the character of Riddick, but as a few have mentioned i would love to see him go back to more of the criminal aspect of the character. Also brings back good memories of the game.They could make another kick ass one to tie in with new film.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 1:30 a.m. CST

    I believe

    by Bloo

    and I'm sure I'll be corrected if I'm wrong, CoR has been pretty popular on cable as well as DVD, one hand scratching the other. anyways I'd be curious to see where Twohy goes with another Riddick film, that guy can SHOOT, he's got a great eye, storytelling is yeah weak but man, from a visual standpoint, he's amazing

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Some of my favorite set and costume designs

    by krushjudgement

    I'm in.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Riddick: Butcher Bay damn fine game

    by CENOBITE

    That game was one of the better games I have played as of late... and I TEST games for a living. I think that Diesel was meant to play Riddick like Ford was meant to play Indiana. It just works. Keep it up. Now speaking of Heavy Metal... Wheres my multi milion dollar XXX Druuna movie?!

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Riddick lives his life

    by MEMEOVORE

    a quarter parsec at a time. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to blast my womp rat in beggar's canyon.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Go VIN Go, CoR did good on DVD, Games, Cable, etc...

    by TheBLIGHT

    Ya Bloo, CoR has done pretty well after then fact with the fan love.... PB was no-low-budget imagination, CoR was big budget Heavy Metal Space Opera Barbarianism and grand yet cheap looking world (expensive to make) fun to watch. Good switch-up. One of the only characters Vin can do well in his gravelly-voiced-love-thyself badassitude (excluding class like Boiler/Giant/Ryan or fluff like Furious), and does not come off as hokey-BS. Seeing him stick-thin doing B-Dancing on YouTube from years ago, glad he bulked up, and takes himself (on film anyways) seriously. Do not know if Arny or Sly even, could have pulled off the coffee/tea cup and key scene in CoR, classic... Lets see more Riddick, but lets go lower on the budget, make it more raw – a little PB with my CoR... Having met Sly, Arny and Vin (I work as a talent agent), of all three, Vin is the most down to earth and ironically jovial, great to converse with. Hope he gets to make more of them. Will buy tickets, DVD, and game(s)...

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 2:02 a.m. CST

    like watching lynch's dune, and fast and the furious at the same

    by aquateenhungerbomb

    was it star wars or lord of the rings? no. but it was fun as shit. saw it three times in the theater. the necromancer attack on helion prime is one of the more exciting special effects action sequences in a long time.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 2:07 a.m. CST

    And a ' Hellboy 2 ' movie that sucks ....

    by Killfriendly

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 2:33 a.m. CST

    I always though of Riddick as a Conan in Space...

    by PoweredUpPacman

    ...complete with campy villains and dodgy sidekicks. Compare the last shot of Chronicles with the last shot of the director's cut of Conan the Barbarian. Eerily the same. As long as it doesn't take itself too seriously and is willing to indulge itself in a little camp, I'm happy.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Babylon AD

    by Fortunesfool

    Review in Total Film (UK) - 'Turn the page, life's too short' One star out of five. On the plus side it's better than Gothika :\

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Loved Pitch Black

    by VegasRon

    Probably the best sci fi movie in the last ten years.<p> Chronicles was good, but the better prison movie in the middle made the overall storyline a bit disjointed. In any event, I'm all for more Riddick flix and bring back Toombs!

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 3:01 a.m. CST

    I've said it before...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...and I'll say it again: Twohy for the next Conan flick. Think of what he could do for the visualization of the Hyborian Age, not to mention shooting ferocious and fast hand-to-hand combat. If you've seen Chronicles of Riddick, you'll know what I mean. Never mind if you loved or hated that movie.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Yeah, fuck it....

    by Tony fucknuts

    ...why not? If we get another sublime game tie-in, all the better.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Chronicles of Riddick

    by D o o d

    is a very much underated film. Yes I know it owes a lot to Dune but it was done with such balls and Pzazz. I was very disappointed when I heard they didn't want to make the rest but this is definitely good news.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 3:11 a.m. CST

    Doing two movies at the sametime usually ends up bad

    by Orionsangels

    Not including LOTR, but what usually ends up happening is that both movies end up feeling similar to one another. Also they feel rushed and getting released so close to each other, makes us tire of the franchise all together. There needs to be several years between sequels. So enough time has passed where you're excited to see these characters agin. It's like seeing old friends you haven't seen in a while.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Ridick 2? Fuck Yes! Pitch Black 2? Ill Fucking Kill You

    by Frodo T. Baggins

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 3:15 a.m. CST

    COR 2: The Search for Charm...and a Toupee

    by Dingbatty

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Riddick? No. Plissken? hellz yeah!!

    by Stalkeye

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 3:27 a.m. CST

    I really enjoyed Chronicles...

    by Uridium

    I am a big sci-fi fan and this film was the first good sci-fi fantasy film that I has seen in a while.... I have often wondered where it was going to head next, after leaving us on such a cliffhanger....! Oh and Pitch Black was awesome.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Till Underverse Come!

    by newc0253

    I liked Pitch Black but I loved the way the Chronicles of Riddick morphed the series from an Alien-like small film to a Conanesque-style epic.<p> They gotta bring Alex back though. Otherwise any sequels will be a bust...

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Pitch Black vs COR.

    by Almega

    I'd like to see more Pitch Black Riddick myself. When I first saw it, it was the first time i "recognized" Vin and I thought the character was great. COR, not so much... Still I think more can be done with the character if they haven't already ruined him with COR. Also: The game was brilliant and gives said character a lot more depth, imo.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 3:39 a.m. CST

    Another RIDDICK game is on the way....

    by Monkey_King

    so sit tight.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 4:02 a.m. CST

    HELL FUCKING YESSS!!!!!

    by UMAGA

    I have came.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 4:04 a.m. CST

    This is news?

    by Kizeesh

    Diesel has been talking about this since Chronicles first came out.<p> I've been dubious ever since Peter Jackson made that april fools crack about making Son of Kong and mentioned using the money that was put aside for Riddick 2 and 3, which was now up for grabs. I think the project has been sinking since then.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 4:08 a.m. CST

    AVATAR - Fucking our eyeballs in 2009.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    nothing else matters

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Regarding the Butcher Bay remake..

    by UMAGA

    Activision dropped Dark Athena back when they dropped Ghostbusters and other stuff.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Motoko Kusanagi

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Yeah, that just about sums it up. And kudos to the guy who said Chronicles of Riddick was like watching Lynch's Dune and Fast and the Furious at the same time.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 4:33 a.m. CST

    Babylon A.D.

    by Chewbaccalypse Now

    Don't hold your breath for Babylon A.D. Just read reports that the films director is talking shit about the film. He says lawyers showed up on set, and that the studio basically monitored his daily activities to make sure they got the product they wanted. GUESS WHO he's talking about:......FOX! Vin Deisel has even been quoted as asking: "Am I even in the film anymore? Did they cut me out too?"

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 4:38 a.m. CST

    Let's hope Fox

    by kwisatzhaderach

    try and fuck with Jim Cameron on Avatar. That would make a cool behind the scenes documentary.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 4:41 a.m. CST

    Yes please - bring those Riddick sequels on

    by Primus

    Loved Pitch Black, enjoyed COR - not much hard SF out there at the moment. When's someone going to film Clarke's 3001?

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 4:59 a.m. CST

    I want Krull Part 2

    by redfist

    about as much as I want a part 3 to this.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 5 a.m. CST

    Wish this was more like Pitch Black than CoR

    by mattblissett

    I thought the film wsa grossly inelegant, to go from a relatively hard science fiction millieu to Necromongers and ethereal spirits was appalling, and I think a sequel would be an exercise in ego-massaging

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 5:04 a.m. CST

    More Riddick

    by Thall_Joben

    I way preferred Pitch Black to Riddick. The effects were nice but everything had an 'over-designed' quality that stopped me from believing what I was watching, especially the bad guys. They looked like they stepped out of 'Starlight Express'. I think Diesel gets more flack than he should, if you compare him to the likes of Arnie and Stalone back in the 80's he has much better acting chops. His performance was mesmerising in Pitch Black. I'd like more stories, but they need start with much stronger stories.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 5:08 a.m. CST

    After my friend saw Riddick

    by Nabster

    he acted like he was actually Riddick for a whole week, without pause.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 5:23 a.m. CST

    I Thought The Effects Were Lousy!!!

    by Media Messiah

    Those prison dogs looked horribly CGI, and the ships looked like they were shot via stop motion animation, with a herky jerky feel. I prefer the photo-realistic look of Pitch Black. It had a much lower budget, but better effects...and the filmmakers forgot a main rule that James Cameron has always talked about, you never waste money on huge sets if you aren't going to use them much. They could have shot models and green screened much of the villains' ship interiors or filmed at practical locations ala in a gothic stone castle or church...saving the money for those huge sets for better effects shots elsewhere.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 5:43 a.m. CST

    Only thing Vin can star in

    by Cobb05

    Babylon A.D. is going to bomb hard and so will Hannibal. Fast and Furious and Riddick are the only things that's keeping Vin from filing chapter 11.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Ridicules of Chronic was shit

    by Reelheed

    There. Someone had to just say it in the subject line. It was god awful dross of which the kindest thing I can say about it is that it was a Krull rip off with a bigger budget.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Conan in Space

    by OBSD

    That's the distinct feeling I got at the end of Chronicles of Riddick. So, yeah. I'll take some more of that, please.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Can't wait for more creative names. Underverse! Crematoria!

    by Stalin vs Predator

    Furya! <p> <p> Let me predict some: Aqualon - the water planet! Desertia - the sand planet! The Barbanoids - a race of savage warriors who inhabit Desertia's only part that has forests... and is called Woodelia! <p> <p> But, for some reason, I have a feeling that instead it will be set on the small, dull and dusty planet of Lowbudgia, in Vin's adapted hometown of Nocareera.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 6:38 a.m. CST

    They Have a Patron

    by DKT

    I seem to remember reading somewhere (does Twohy have a blog?) that they'd received an amount of money from someone who wanted to see it happen. It was a smaller amount, and it would probably come out to more of a Pitch Black Budget than a CoR budget, but I think that's probably for the best. I just hope Twohy nails the script this time out and it's better than CoR.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 6:57 a.m. CST

    the CoC approves of this news

    by just pillow talk

    Let there be more Riddick...

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 7 a.m. CST

    Looks like he's making it again

    by broken ear

    by doing Babylon A.D.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Pillow Talk!

    by kevinwillis.net

    Good to see ya. I also like the idea of more Riddick. Loved Pitch Black. Found Chronicles of Riddick good fun. They come up with two more, I'm all for it. <br><br> Sometimes movies get made just because someone really, really wants them to be.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Vin Diesel is talented!

    by dr sauch

    True story!

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Mr. Willis....

    by just pillow talk

    I haven't checked in a while, but still visiting the halls of the past?

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Do what Stallone did.

    by Knuckleduster

    Take a smaller budget, cut everything down to basics and then make a badass movie with what you have. A good filmmaker can make a $30 million movie look like a $60 million movie. They could learn a little something from Rodriguez and Del Toro. Twohy has experience with smaller budgets (Pitch Black is the perfect example). It all depends on if Diesel is still demanding a ridiculous salary or not (I'm guessing he's not).

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Hell ya!

    by Dkev00

    Chronicles is one of my favorite movies.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 7:18 a.m. CST

    I thought Chronicles...

    by Kid Z

    ...pretty much killed this franchise... or should have. That shit was nigh-unwatchable.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Shoulda taken the Money Tombs....

    by knowthyself

    ..Love Riddick. WOuld love to see these sequels done with a lower budget.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Hopefully the failure of Babylon A.D.

    by Jonah Echo

    won't affect this. Seriously, here is the director himself talking about Babylon A.D.: <P> "Talking to AMC, French import Mathieu Kassovitz ripped apart his own movie. "I'm very unhappy with the film," he admits. However, he's not taking any of the blame. He says, "I never had a chance to do one scene the way it was written or the way I wanted it to be. The script wasn't respected. Bad producers, bad partners, it was a terrible experience." The result was a film which he categorizes as "pure violence and stupidity." Kassovitz wanted to say something substantive with the film, but instead he ended up with a movie that plays "like a bad episode of 24." <P> As for Riddick, I loved Pitch Black and thought Chronicles was watchable, and would be quite happy to see more, but I think a scale-down might be a good thing-as long as it's a scale-down that is known from the script level.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 7:32 a.m. CST

    you love lifetime, if you hated CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK

    by palewook

    if you hated CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, you squat when you pee.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 7:44 a.m. CST

    "pure violence and stupidity"

    by just pillow talk

    My expectations have just been raised for Babylon A.D.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Loved Pitch Black but...

    by geraldbeans

    Harry nailed it in his description of the second one. If felt like something you'd see on the sci-fi channel. It was really cheap. And while a lot had obviously been put into creating the mythology, I'll be honest with you... IT WAS STUPID. It was just dumb. I'm sorry. Dumb dumb dumb. And those two things are what made the movie so dumb. I thought Twohy was a genius after Pitch Black. But then I saw "Below" (remember how heavily that was pushed on this site?) and what a wandering unfocused piece of shit. Was it a submarine movie? A supernatural movie? A ghost movie? The fucking thing could never decide. What an awful film. So as far as these two sequels being made? I don't know. Go talk to Uwe Boll I guess and figure out one of his weird every German dollar is worth 10 American dollars and the movie can gross one fourth of its budget and still make a profit scams. Otherwise, I have no idea how these get made.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Hellboy 2 = Pan's Labyrinth Victory Lap

    by PotSmokinAlien

    You know it and I know it.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST

    LOVED Pitch Black, but Chronicles was strictly DTV

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    The moment that Riddick held back from killing the bounty hunter sent after him at the beginning of the film, I knew they'd neutered the character to make him more "family-friendly." Plus, the film had more gaping holes than a 40-year old porn star.<p>One of the few times I honestly felt ripped off after leaving the theatres. NO MORE!!!

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 7:58 a.m. CST

    hellboy 2 was slotted and funded before pan's success

    by palewook

    so know what you know.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Pitch Black was cool but

    by kafka07

    Chronicles of Riddick was just way over the top. I would be down for more sequels if they tone it down this time. Focus on Riddick the bad ass fugitive and not make him a religious figure.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Chronicles of Riddick haters suck cock by choice

    by newc0253

    Yes, CoR was a very different style of film than Pitch Black. Yes, it was verging on space opera rather than the caustrophobic terror of the original. But it was also great stuff, esp the sequence on the prison planet and the general hotness of Alexa Davalos.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Say what you want about COR . . .

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    ... but that final scene where Riddick doesn't quite realize what he's done and takes a seat at the throne . . . Su-fucking-perb! A great set up for whats to come.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Problems with Riddick

    by Jonah Echo

    was the move from a somewhat hard sci-fi story to a more fantasy based space opera. Too much Necromonger, Elemental, Furyan stuff dumped into a world that didn't seem to accomodate them originally. And they were not fleshed out to exist in the world. <P> Everything with Riddick and the bounty hunters and Kyra and Crematoria worked fine. And while toning Riddick down was silly, they didnt make much of his percieved conversion at the end of Pitch Black. I don't mean a religious conversion, I mean man rejoining the humn race. They could have built that sacrifice made for him on the planet a searing iron burning it's way through his heart, and still kept a hard edged bad ass. As it was, we got Riddick the comic book. Most of you might have been happy with that, but the pieces were there for a superior film to Pitch Black, but we got an inferior one. Still, Im up for a sequel.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Babylon AD has the same vibe

    by Underdogthe3rd

    Tough guy (Vin Diesel) in the future.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 8:36 a.m. CST

    FUCK YES WE NEED MORE RIDDICK!!!

    by HoboCode

    Do it.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Bring back Karl Urban as well.

    by HoboCode

    He and Riddick can team up.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Babylon AD direct to DVD

    by Shepard Wong

    Ouch

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST

    CoR was the cinematic equivalent

    by I am_NOTREAL

    of a '70s prog rock concept album by Yes or ELP, and I mean that in the best possible way. I actually thought it was fun.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Please sir, can I have some more?

    by jccalhoun

    I didn't like Chronicles all that much up until the last scene which looked like something from Conan the King and then I got it. This was Conan in space. I want more Conan in space.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Did Vin Diesel finally realize he's a shitty actor again?

    by Alkeoholic77

    And that he doesnt' ever need to try to do those tough guy mob comedies or those little indy films.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 9:18 a.m. CST

    jccalhoun

    by just pillow talk

    Which is why DocPaz has said Twohy would be a great choice to do the new Conan.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Riddick oozes bad ass.

    by knowthyself

    Every one of his lines is just pure awesome. "Theirs only one speed...my speed." Come on. Lighten up. Thats some funny cool shit.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Is Riddick short for Ridiculous?

    by C.K. Lamoo

    Just askin'.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST

    LOVED PITCH BLACK BUT HATED CHRONICLES

    by BringingSexyBack

    Come on, you gotta admit it was a silly ass movie.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Yar's Revenge, biotches...

    by lynxpro

    Great Atari 2600 reference...and a game inspired by the Warner (now Time Warner) brass who had made Ray Kassar head of Atari back in the day. Ray reversed is "Yar" of course. Thus the programmer turned the head of Atari into a space mosquito. And yes, I want to see more big screen adventures of Riddick. I loved how the last film invoked Conan a tad bit at the end.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST

    YOU KEEP WHAT YOU KILL

    by UMAGA

    Know what also kicks ass? The fucking music. We need this shit NOW! Please don't let this die.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Punisher

    by brassai2003

    Fuck this. Check out an awesome breakdown of the ENTIRE War Journal debacle: http://tiny.cc/YvanV

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 10:03 a.m. CST

    brassai2003

    by just pillow talk

    Who cares about the punisher and the war journal.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 10:03 a.m. CST

    "I'll kill you with my tea cup."

    by UMAGA

    Have cum again.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST

    @JPT

    by brassai2003

    no one really, but the blog post is a facinating look at how LionsGate fuckes things up. Even Midnight Meat train, which I WAS looking forward to. Read it an you'll see what I mean.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 10:15 a.m. CST

    tugg

    by brassai2003

    yeah, after reading that blog post, it seem that YOU are the only person who's going to see it in theaters. which sux.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST

    CoR notes

    by IamZardoz

    The f/x on Creamatoria or whatever it was called; That cool looking black chick; the way that traitor guy melts away; and even though most say thet Colm Feore was miscast, I disagree, in the early scenes where he was wearing his helmet he looked like he jumped out of a Drulliet "Lone Sloane" comic. Very cool.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST

    It's not that I thought CoR was bad...

    by Alkeoholic77

    I just thought it was boring as hell. I didn't like how they had to run from light instead of the dark in one scene and that guy with the space mullet...

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Christ, no!

    by tvspace

    Diesel is turning into a one-trick-pony with these style flicks.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    The Crapicles of Riduck

    by FILMFUNK

    Wasn't Vin 'the bald' Deisel touted as the next big muscley action dude and then everyone realised his best work was grunting like an iron giant because xxx and fast too whatever were shit.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST

    "Maybe you should pretend...

    by samurai sark

    ...like your talking to someone educated in the poenal system.... In fact, don't pretend."<br><br>Ah, Riddick quotes.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST

    There is ONE bad line in Riddick:

    by HoboCode

    "It's been a long time since I smelled beautiful."<p> Awful. The rest is bad ass.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Very timely

    by IAmLegolas

    I just finished watching my PITCH BLACK and RIDDICK DVDs over the past 3 days, and was pissed off there isn't more of them. The movies aren't perfect, but there's more good stuff going on then bad. I get a major FLASH GORDON vibe on the 2nd one. I love how there are never any clear cut good guys or bad guys. I love the design of everything, even if the CGI gets a bit cheap. The director's got a great style. And the cliffhanger at the end of the 2nd one really needs closure. Can't give Riddick enough love without going gay.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST

    They are updating the game and rereleasing it on

    by Novaman5000

    PS3 and Xbox360. Don't kill yourself trying to track down an old copy if you have either of those systems.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Best Riddick Bet: Small and DTDVD

    by zinc_chameleon

    Keep the story claustrophic, and have just a few characters up close. How about the Lord Marshall has a trap that throws Riddick into the Under-verse? I always thought telling us but not showing us the Under-verse was a major story weakness, something beginners might do. And NO EXPOSITION! AT ALL! Just let Vin find himself armed with a knife, facing gigantic monsters and not having a clue how he got there.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Animated

    by jsm1978

    I haven't ever seen the animated movie, but I would like to. Where does it fit in, storywise? Before PB or between PB and CoR?

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    "Have you met any more like yourself?"

    by samurai sark

    "Sista, they don't know what to do with ONE of me."<br><br>Ah, Riddick quotes

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Look at me...all back of the bus n shit.

    by knowthyself

    I think the best thing about Riddick as a character is that if you capture him...well it's because he let you. He's always in control and is always two steps ahead of the other guys. Probably one of the most promising anti-heroes we've had. Plus the ending reminded me of the ending for conkers bad fur day. Yeah.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    "You made three mistakes...

    by knowthyself

    First, you took the job. Second, you came light. A four man crew for me? Fucking insulting. But the worst mistake you made...empty gun rack." Ah Riddick quotes.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Pitch Black was better

    by samurai sark

    More suspenseful, tighter story. Chronicles was like Conan in space, which isn't terrible in my eyes. I just wish the story was a less like a Sci-Fi Channel original. <br><br>"Under-verse" please. Under what? Our own Universe? Is there an "Over-Verse"? A "Slightly-to-the-left-Verse?

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Am I the only one...

    by mefrog

    ...that thinks that Vin Diesel actually has a bit of talent in him? If he stopped doing crap lake 4Fast4Furious and fucking Pacifier, he could shine. Not like some other great actors, but every so often I see a bit of potential light up.<br> <br> I haven't seen Pitch Black. I saw Chronicles when I was younger, and didn't think it was that bad. Maybe I'll give them another go. Babylon's director is REALLY talking shit about his new film though. Congrats Fox, you've done it again.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST

    *crap like

    by mefrog

    Fucking non-existent edit button

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST

    "Crap Lake"

    by samurai sark

    Starring Vin Diesel

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Ah Riddick Quotes

    by knowthyself

    Merceneries. Elementals. Necromongers. Shit, I've never been so popular.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    I think he's got some talent

    by samurai sark

    there;s charisma under that oafish exterior. But being a big guy in hollywood means you MUST do action roles. Unless he got really fat, then he might be taken seriosuly as a performer. A bad wig and a courtroom drama isn't going to cut it, even if it is directed by Lumet.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Probably shouldn't tell 'em what happened to the last crew.

    by knowthyself

    Lesson Learned. No such word as "friend"

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:12 p.m. CST

    jsm1978

    by HoboCode

    I bleieve the animated film takes place between PB and CoR.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Dude, the point is...

    by Kid Z

    ...there WAS no "Underverse"... it was just a system of control, kinda like we have here on Earth with churches and their ridiculous notions of "heaven" and "hell". Figure this stuff out, for crying out loud. Anyways, CoR still sucked ass. And, abbreviating the title makes it sound like an old British exclamation.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Kid Z

    by HoboCode

    Where di the emperor dude get his powers then?

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:41 p.m. CST

    When I saw "Pitch Black"

    by C.K. Lamoo

    Just as they reached the first big scene, where the flying birds come out to attack Claudia Black, a drunk went walking down the aisle stood there, and blocked my view. Then, at the end when the things come back after the blond, the drunk gets up into the aisle, stands there, blocks my view again and then leaves. I could have killed THAT fuck with a teacup.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Yeah Kid Z

    by samurai sark

    Where di the emperor dude get his powers then? <br><br>I would've prefered your explanation, but sadly, there was an Underverse in the movie... right underneath our own Universe.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST

    I loved COR.

    by Napolean Solo

    Absolutely loved it. I'd love for them to make a sequel.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Vin said the sequel would take place IN

    by knowthyself

    The Underverse. So yes it does exist.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST

    no..there was an underverse..

    by Jonah Echo

    with spiritual thingees like elementals flying about, an underverse isnt far fetched. It would have seemed off in Pitch Black, but not the world of COR. <P> And my guess is that Riddick will take the body of Kyra to the underverse, in hopes of reviving her.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Pitch Black

    by papabendi

    was okay. Sort of. Riddick was an interesting character anyway. COR was over blown, self indulgent bollocks. Judi Dench's entire role was basically exposition. Those dog/wolf beast things in the prison were laughable.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Great Potential

    by Charlie_Allnut

    But some of the sets and costumes were awful, the whole underverse plot seemed retarded to me, but I loved the sequences w/ the bounty hunters and in the prison, and Vin was perfect in it.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Babylon A.D. + Flop = No Riddick = Vin Diesel waiting tables

    by Nerdgasm

    I've always wanted to be served a hamburger and a beer by a has been actor. I wonder which sports bar he will be working at?

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Frankly, I'd rather see this...

    by StarWarsRedux

    ...than "The Hobbit", no matter how good that turns out to be. "Riddick" may be a series of sequels, but at least they're an original property. Weird to think that "Pitch Black" is almost 10 years old, though...

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST

    meh...

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    Pitch Black is a cool little sci-fi flick, low budget but entertaining for what it is. Chronicles of Riddick....SUCKED, a mish-mash of ludicrous situations (compared to Pitch Black anyway), bad FX, and poor editing (can't stand that big fight where the sound FX are muted and the only thing we hear is from the shitty soundtrack). Pitch Black was modest in execution but very effective in delivery....while CoR was like cramming a elephant into a shoe-box, it just dosent FIT IN.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 3:19 p.m. CST

    "No sequel for you..."

    by MR. MURDOCH

    Didn't catch Pitch Black until everyone had already talked about, but was intrigued. I LOVED Chronicles of Riddick -- and I can't quite explain why, but part of it was the general ambiguousness that someone else mentioned -- no clear-cut "good guys" or "bad guys", and a twisty narrative that just went for broke in the fantasy and casting departments (Judi F'ing Dench?!). I liked its ambition and its relentlessness, and would have loved to have seen a trilogy, but the film hasn't done well enough to warrant them. Unfortunately, if they get made at all, they'll now be relegated to low-budget, all but direct-to-dvd hell, which kind of makes them not worth doing anyway... Do it BIG or don't do it at all... Twohy's an interesting dude, for sure...

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Although, this is one case where...

    by MR. MURDOCH

    I actually preferred the *Theatrical Cut* over the Director's cut -- I liked the tight, intense narrative in the theatrical version, vs. the extraneous characters and cheesiness of the extended (or original) cut.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    oh god i hope not

    by Norm3

    this trilgy died years ago.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 3:32 p.m. CST

    The movie wasn't very good.

    by MarceloAbans

    but the game was really great.. I think it'd be better to expand on that character continuing the video game format. if you haven't had a chance to play it, please do. It's a fun and great game..

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Vin Diesel's Alright

    by DKT

    I agree he's got charisma. But it'll take something like meaty American Gods to convince other people. Who knows if anything like that will ever happen, though.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Lord Marshall Lied!

    by zinc_chameleon

    Remember, he's Satan incarnate. I'd like to discover in the next episode that the denizens of the Underverse are the light-hating flying reptiles from Pitch Black. Only bigger, and smarter. Of course I'm stealing ideas from the vastly-underrated "The Mist", where the critters that were killing everyone were just vermin from the other dimension, and not its rulers.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 4:13 p.m. CST

    COR was alright....

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    I made it thru that easier than that turdball Serenity. The SciFi movie well is so dried up....give me something!

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 4:24 p.m. CST

    COR was a great sci fi movie.....

    by The Eskimo

    ....so stop all the hate. A lot of your standards are just way too high. NAME 5 BETTER SCI-FI MOVIES SINCE COR CAME OUT!

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 4:24 p.m. CST

    "Four-way split!!"

    by Lord Haw Haw

    Best line in CoR. Bring back Nick Chinlund as Toombs!

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST

    That first scene in COR....

    by The Eskimo

    ...the one where he's fleeing from the Merc's across the alien terrain, is one that stands out in my mind even to this day when discussing sci fi action. That was just a cool scene!

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Numbers Dictate

    by toxicbuddha

    At the end of the day it comes down to whether or not the movies made enough money to justify sequelization, passionate fanboy opiniions aside. I can't see them bringing this thing in at under $100 mill for it to not suck unwashed donkey balls, and I am equally unsure there is $150 mill gross out there for a theatrical release, given the quality of CoR.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Jesus I hope not

    by Broseph

    that hs to be one of the most boring fucking movies.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    I Love the 2nd movie

    by christpunchers2007

    It felt epic without overdoing it. The direction and art were wonderful. Excellent tie in's overall with the 2004 PC game (which still looks awesome today in 2008). More Riddick movies please!

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Guilty Pleasure

    by Fineus Fog

    is what COR is for me - it's a lazy sunday - you're slightly hungover - throw COR in the dvd player, kick back and enjoy, what feels like an 80's action/sci fi fest. I'll be there for more

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Chronicles of Riddick had its moments.

    by thedarklinglord

    There were some great moments throughout the movie, a few surprisingly good lines, and some intriguing ideas, but a lot of the writing was just really sloppy and the special effects weren't all that special (with that lame-ass CG tiger-thing easily being the most painfully retarded effect ever put on film). Mostly, I think the problem was they were trying to do entirely too much with the movie. It's obvious that they wanted it to be epic, but they rushed it and, as a result, they were just all over the place and the writing, the pacing, the story, and most of the dialogue really suffered. Of course, the forced and juvenile attempts to revel in the bad-ass-osity of ALL the characters didn't help. A lot of it was just so over the top it was ridiculous. If they managed to bring that down a notch, really sharpen up the writing, and maybe scale things back to something a little smaller and more intimate like Pitch Black, then they might be able to rebound and save the franchise. Though, sadly, I'm not optimistic.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Here's hoping

    by Caerdwyn

    I loved Pitch Black. Chronicles of Riddick too (stylistically, it was very tight - the baddies reminded me of something out of Warhammer 40k). Bring on the sequels.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 7:55 p.m. CST

    I Have Such The Cool Idea For This

    by Media Messiah

    One more in line with Pitch Black, and one more in line with Chronicles' LOTR view. I like when someone said "Conan in Space", if they really want to get it right, the LOTR part, they need to go in the direction of the first Conan film, hard core, that was a good/great film!!! The last shot of Riddick in Chronicles, as he sat back in the chair and realized what was going on around him was amazing.<BR><BR>I wish that the whole film had been made out of moments like that. The villain was too clean, too proper, too verbose and too available to the the audience and his people, he should have been in the shadows, and quietly sinister like James Earl Jones in Conan, and the same for Riddick, for that matter. We need a villain who is more Trent Renzor or Marylin Manson in terms of demeanor, sort of like Health Ledger in Dark Knight.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Yes Please! If they can make a sequel to Fantastic Four....

    by Stormwatcher

    Then why not a movie franchise that was actually good? Besides, they owe us, that ending while awesome needs resolution. Even if just 1 more movie to finish the series. Conan in Space. Like it. Glad to see all the love here on the Talkback. Means we all realize that we were bitching cuz it wasn't perfect when instead we get shit like Transformers and stuff and just accept stupid loud movies now. Seriously, why would anyone here NOT want to see it get made, even those who say they hated it, they know they would watch it.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Why does Brendan Fraser get a 3rd film and not this?

    by Stormwatcher

    I don't care about box office, your an asshole if you care how much a movie makes to determine your feelings on it. What I care about is something original and badass. This had both, plus a great xbox game. Damn that was a fine game.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Chronicles blew...

    by MJohnson

    ...and not in a good way. They better up the ante and make sequels as good as the first one.

  • Aug. 26, 2008, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Gay-Verse...

    by MJohnson

    Just saying...

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Running from the sun.

    by veebeeyes

    Someone brought this up earlier, and this is one of the things that just pulls me out of a movie. Yes, I am aware that It is hotter in the direct sunlight than it is in the shade. Of course, generally speaking this can depend on a number of factors. For example, if you are in a frozen wasteland, it might actually be COLDER in the sunlight than it is in the shade, depending on whether or not the shelter that provides shade for you also captures your body heat and insulates you from the cold wilderness outside. But generally speaking, let's say that it's hotter in the sunlight than it is in the shade. Still, as long as there is an atmosphere, won't that RETAIN HEAT? As in, suppose you're living in Florida in the summer. You're on the beach, and it's hot, so you stand under a tree to get some shade (not that there are many trees on the beach, so let's change that tree into an umbrella). You're now in the shade, and it's cooler. But here's the thing...it's not THAT much cooler. Because won't the hot air still be mixing with the cool air under the umbrella? Granted, the situation seen in Chrinles of Riddick might work on the MOON. Because the moon has no atmosphere. So there's no atmosphere to protect you from scorching solar radiation. And there's no atmosphere to retain heat, so that you don't freeze solid when the sun goes away. But when we're talking about a planet with an atmosphere (the characters in Chronicles of Riddick weren't wearing space suits), doesn't that sort of go right out the window? I mean, yes, it's hotter in the shade. However, direct sunlight INSTANTLY INCINERATES PEOPLE. If this planet has an atmosphere similar enough to normal human conditions to allow people to run across the surface of the planet with 100% efficiency and not DIE, then how is getting in the shade gonna help? Yes, direct sunlight might raise the air temperature to 4000 degrees Celsius. But the point is that the sun is going to raise the AIR temperature. So when you try to hide from the sun by getting in the shade, it very well may be cooler. But the surrounding 4000 degree air is going to mix with the air in the shade, raising the temperature in the shade to a good 2000 fucking degrees. It's cooler, but who cares? You're still dead.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:55 a.m. CST

    I loved Pitch Black

    by samsquanch

    Everything since then has since degraded what made it great. This is the perfect example of studios mining a thin but compelling sci-fi/fantasy story for bucks, but only succeeding ing strip-mining it and barely making a profit. Personally, I preferred my own wistful speculations on Riddick's origins and the fate of the survivors to what the Chronicles have delivered. It's just possible that it might still be saved, or at least improved (shouldn't be that hard), but I get the feeling we're going to see some Furyan homeworld battles in flashback, some parent/family tragedy a la Conan, re-hashed space-opera revenge story, finally seeing Riddick become either lonely hero flying off into the sunset to be subsequently worshipped by the slaves he's freed, or crowned ruler of the newly created/discovered Furyan nation, or, less likely, sacrifice himself for those same pitiful dependents/slaves/worshippers. Shit. This is Conan in space.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Liked Riddick more than Pitch Black

    by Teddy Artery

    Although it ripped off David Lynch, Frank Herbert and HR Giger, it did it in a very entertaining way. I try to watch it every 3 or 4 months.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:27 a.m. CST

    MAKE UWE BOLL DIRECT IT

    by Sepulchrave

    Boll MUST work with Diesel. It has to be. I have foreseen it!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Fanboys; OTHER crap movies have been made

    by Sepulchrave

    why not MY crap movie. Brendan Fraser...Fantastic Four...Plan 9...

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Please God, No.

    by KGersen

    Necromongers - they are deathdealers! Furyans - they are furious! With this kind of shite, you would have thought George Lucas was behind it. Also the ability to take a surprise hit with a lot to recommend it, Pitch Black, and fuck it up royally in the next film. It's almost a condensed Lucasian arc, I tells ya! Let us all pray that Riddick and all he entails remains in a quiet grave. Amen.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Video game had a better story than the movie...sad.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    The movie was a giant pile of mish mash shit. The concept of some rouge criminal in outer space was cool. But then the retards wanted to go and make DUNE/STAR WARS/KRULL instead. And it sucked.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 5:05 a.m. CST

    the Eskimo

    by Vern

    I'm taking your challenge to name 5 better sci-fi movies since CHRONICLES came out. 1. CHILDREN OF MEN. 2. WALL-E. 3. SUNSHINE. 4. WAR OF THE WORLDS. 5. SERENITY 6. STAR WARS PART 3 (sorry, it's true) 7. There must be other sci-fi movies that have come out in the past 4 years.<p> Let's be honest, CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK is not a great sci-fi fantasy movie. It's silly and dumb and full of unintentional laughs ("I haven't smelled beautiful in a long time" is my personal favorite) and betrays its whole "serial killer chosen one" concept by opting for a PG-13 rating and not having him ever do anything bad at all. I was hoping for a genuinely smart and good lowbrow movie like John Carpenter used to do or early Schwarzenegger, but this is not that good of a movie. Let's not fool ourselves.<p> But... I still like it. I would've preferred "genuinely good" but "weird, stupid fun" is also acceptable. And it has that great ending so yes, please, make another one. I approve of Vin's mission of getting somebody to accidentally greenlight this.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 8:59 a.m. CST

    PUT ME DOWN AS A PITCH BLACKER

    by BringingSexyBack

    CoR looked like an afterthought. A cash-in on PB's success. Vin should have created a new character for CoR instead of using Riddick.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST

    I would agree with Sunshine and Serenity....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...being better. But Episode III? hhhhhmmmmm.......there are good chunks of that film. But as a whole Riddick is more consistent. If Lucas just cut together the 20 minute chunks of goodness and made the greatest 60 minute film of all time, it would be unstoppable.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:14 a.m. CST

    I may have had a martini or two too many

    by skimn

    but when I rented Chronicles years ago I gave up after 10 minutes of space/planet gibberish. If I need all that exposition just to know whats going on, then screw it.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Hey Toad guess what?

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Neigh means Neigh! Oyage!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:23 a.m. CST

    I watched Riddick Saturday

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    And I have to say the film has aged well.<p> I actually watched it sober and have to say they could explore the story further as Riddick struggles with burden of leadership.<p> I would check that out.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:25 a.m. CST

    skimn -- eh?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Isn't there like 1 minute of exposition followed by 2 hours of non-stop action? That's what I remember.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Will watch Pitch Black again tonight

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    I think Pitch Black worked well because it was fresh spin on a creature sci-fi story and the characters were given a little depth.<p> It also was fun to watch Riddick struggle with the fact that he actually started to give a shit about the others and needed to help them.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    The locusts have arrived

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    CoR has been added to my queue. I feel asleep after 30 minutes as I was bored to tears and didn't wake up until I was elbowed during the closing credits.<p>The movie was a huge departure from Pitch Black and that, along with the PG-13 rating, probably killed it at the theater as the base audience felt like they were no longer in the same universe.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:28 a.m. CST

    I dont know if burdens of leadership

    by Jonah Echo

    is what we want to see. I can seem him fleeing the responsibility, or as I said before, taking Kyra's body with him, and using his Necromonger clout as a way to find the underverse. <P> Personally, I don't want to see any Necromongers in the new film. Let's have Riddick dissolve their following, pronounce the Lord Marshall a liar, and then head out himself, perhaps with a crew to find the Underverse. Most importantly, it should involve Riddick having a fresh adventure that is more sci-fi based.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:29 a.m. CST

    people say the character changed so much....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...but did Riddick really do anything nasty in the first? I know he has the killer back-story....but refresh my memory. How is he more villainous in the first?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Dammit Chitty!

    by toadkillerdog

    I was not paying attention

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST

    From other TB:

    by HoboCode

    BTDKYD was fucking great! by HoboCode Aug 27th, 2008 09:13:36 AM Really loved it. I have to say the ending threw me for a loop. I should have seen it coming. I spent the whole movie trying to figure out how Andy was going to pull it off and then after he got shot and his wife left him I was like WTF? Brilliant ending.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    I like the burden of leadership theme....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    He was basically thrown into this situation of leading these people. He doesn't know what the fuck he is doing. To have a new race of baddies invade Helion Prime and look to Riddick for leadership has a whole lotta great possibility.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:34 a.m. CST

    I meant....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...his new kingdom looks to him for leadership, not the baddies.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:34 a.m. CST

    I actually should have explained better

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    One of the struggles would have been leaving as leader and deciding to come back.<p> Yes, Riddick as a leader of a kingdom would be contrary to his character from Pitch Black, but I would like to see him have to make the decision.<p> You know a part of his selfish side woould like the pampering and power, but his true 'animal' side (Like when he pulled a Crocidile Dundee on that prison poodle) would be a very strong thing to keep bottled up.<p> But those that know me also know that I would like some creatures as the villians in the next.<p> Maybe an evolution of the creatures from Pitch Black as they leave the other planet to look for darkness.<p> Also have one of them larger, a superboss of the rest that is smarter.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Chronicles was a bloated mess

    by toadkillerdog

    It was not awful, but it was not good either. It suffered from the bigger is better syndrome. Jettison al the midchlorian/furyan crap. Take him back to a single adventure. In short Pitch Black II not Riddick 3.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Riddick sequel

    by HoboCode

    I think a Riddick sequel should start out with Riddick escaping fro mhis newfound throng of zealous Necromonger worshippers and then going from there.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Danny his character change is sort of like..

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    He was running from his past in Pitch Black and he started exploring it in Riddick.<p>

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Riddick is and should always be a loner.

    by HoboCode

    Take us on a whole new set of "chronicles."

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST

    So by that rationale Chitty...

    by HoboCode

    in this one he should dealve headlong into his past and come to terms with it. Possibly relate this to the Underverse.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Chitty....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I know. Thats what I thought. It didn't seem that drastic to me. It felt pretty smooth. And he is a changed man now. He is not the same locked up killer from Pitch Black. In between the two he was on the run for years, and it seems he realized he would rather have the company now. People act like he was Charlie Manson in the PB and Richard Simmons in COR.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST

    The underverse is a cool concept....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...but I'm just not interested in seeing another green-screen world, and that's what it would be.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST

    COR's problem..

    by Jonah Echo

    Danny is right, he wasn't that different. And, whether people admit it or not, Pitch Black was about the man reconnecting with his humanity. Any other genre flick would have ended with Riddick being only slightly good enough to sacrifice himself for the others, leaving him a vague villain/hero. Most movies wouldn't have the balls to take the hardcore character and let someone else SAVE him, and let him be rocked to the core by it. Him screaming into the rain "Not for me!" was a big step for that kind of movie. And it totally worked. <P> So, I expected to see a changed Riddick, not a pansy, but a man who knows he is different and is dangerous in a new way, to a diff group of people. <P> But COR's problem is they only sort of reflected this change, and didn't make it much of a grappling point. Also, I thought there would be more struggle against the change in Riddick, and the false rebirth the Necros are trying to sell. Instead, it all seemed muddled, thematically speaking, and Riddick came off as less of a hard edged character and more of a comic book-esque hero. I didn't hate that, but felt that the meandering is what hurt the film. <P> Also, the script wasnt half as good as the original. <P> Yes, I absolutely believe in God, and I absolutely hate the f---er."

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:47 a.m. CST

    found this...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    In a March 8, 2006 article on Comingsoon.net, it was reported that Vin Diesel claimed that a sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick was in the works. According to him, he had already written a storyline that covered a trilogy which began with the Chronicles of Riddick. <p> Another article on Comingsoon.net written on March 11, 2005 reports that Vin Diesel states that Chronicles 2 was to deal with The Underverse, while Chronicles 3 was to conclude the series with a return to Furya. <p> An article dated November 10, 2007 on countingdown.com, further indicates that a sequel may be in works - "We're talking about it". David Twohy indicates however that it "probably won't be a Universal movie and probably will be an independent movie" seeing a much smaller budget.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Yep Hobo settle old debts and move on

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Personally I can't see him staying king or leader, but going into exile to shore up his past (which includes the fighting, creatures, killing) and in the end being alone again.<p> After Pitch Black you saw that despite having the role of leader, he was basically alone again (which was confirmed in Riddick as he had lost touch with his passengers).<p> And yes, I'm harping on the creature bit, but what I liked about Pitch Black was despite him being human, deep down he was an animal just like the dark dwellers.<p> That primal instict so close to the surface would seem to me a sort of tragic route for requiring a solo future, not one as a leader entrenched in society.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:49 a.m. CST

    I think that Alexa Devalos MUST

    by Jonah Echo

    come back. She is the only character link all the way to PB, besides Riddick, and I think that could be interesting. Especially, if there some thematic tie that will connect the Underverse stuff to the events of Pitch Black. <P> I think someone above mentioned what if the Underverse is populated by monsters similar to those on the planet in PB.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST

    I'll watch Pitch Black and Riddick back to back...

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    ...this weekend and see how CoR stacks up. I'll use a coffee I.V. if I have to in order to stay awake.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST

    HOD..

    by Jonah Echo

    I think I'll do the same. Havent seen Riddick since theaters.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:52 a.m. CST

    I didn't really fancy the monsters....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ..in PB. Its the situation that was impactful in Riddick's life. The fact that it was probably the first time he had helped a human being. The monsters are not important. I don't like the idea of them playing some larger role in the universe. They are just monsters on a planet...there are probably thousands of other planets with different monsters.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Chitty

    by toadkillerdog

    I have zero problem with his character change, it was all the mythological junk they saddled him with. The Furyan crap. The Necros. Just garbage. He was a bad ass, but their was no need to backload his story with so much crap. And the Necros were a dumb concept. Keep the character growing, jettison all the backstory. I agree with Node, have him escape the necros, crash land somewhere and do the one man gang thing against a planet of pitch black aliens.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:53 a.m. CST

    HOD-- I dunno how you fell asleep...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...with that much ass-kicking. Its like dozing off in a strip-club....a visual feast!!!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Danny..sure there are..

    by Jonah Echo

    but monsters are cooler than Intergalactic Space Mullets..

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST

    That's what I was saying Jonah

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Link it to the creatures from Pitch Black, but have a main creature that has more intellect and cunning.<p> Sort of like a queen xenomorph, but even smarter.<p>

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    toad.....why would you want a movie thats a rehash of the first?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I don't get it. How is that interesting? It would feel bizarre to introduce this massive world in COR and then go backwards to a small, simple story with a few characters. That would be like setting Return of the Jedi entirely on Tattooine and having Luke battle a dozen Tusken Raiders for the climax.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST

    And what I meant..

    by Jonah Echo

    was not that the Underverse is like the PB planet, but that it is a savage, alien place with "biological creatures" and not some spiritual force persay. Maybe, that's part of it. All of the spiritual stuff in the first movie was suggested by Kieth David, and he found hope in what he saw as an invisible hand in practical things: Riddick coming back elicits the "There is my God." <P> If Twohy reveals the Underverse to be a sham, a dangerous vile place, that turns out won't aid Kyra or reveal anything to Riddick, it would force Riddick to look elsewhere, to go beyond the mythology and back to reality. Getting beyond the mythologically reasoning for things, and back to a sci-fi based story. The power the Necros and the Furyan's posess originate from the Underverse, but ina different way then they expected.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Monsters have to be involved

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Trust me, Riddick is better at fighting the monsters and sort of moving to their level as in Pitch Black.<p> Yes, I'm a sucker for the creature feature, but in Riddick it seemd to me that he WAS the monster.<p> It was role reversal, as the Church of Uppity tried to figure him out as they feared his power, just like the survivors did as they crashed the dark planet in Pitch Black.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST

    I like monsters Chitty....and I think there should be some...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ..I just don't like the idea of a link to the monsters in PB. I didn't think their design was great. There could be something a lot better. I really liked that one guy with his face in the mask that could detect the people they are looking for. I forget what he does exactly. His design was fucking crazy!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Also, the possibility that

    by Jonah Echo

    Kyra survives the events of COR intact, but changed somehow. Riddick in control of the Necros, but the Underverse is actually a trap, housing a dead alien race who would give power to any who would seek to ressurect them,or something. Then you have Riddick vs. this sinister force, that vies for control of the Necromonger legion.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Kyra should become an elemental....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST

    what mask guy are you referencing Danny?

    by Jonah Echo

    I don't recall that.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    I think keep Kyra human..

    by Jonah Echo

    as an elemental, I don't she would be a human foil for Riddick anymore.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    The Necromongers have him on a chain leash.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...on Crematoria. His head is in a scuba mask sort of thing, and his face looks a little like The Predator. He makes this weird clicking sound when he scans the area...

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    DGDB, I saw Riddick after putting in a half day at work...

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    ...driving 5 hours to Atlanta, tossing back a few beers and then heading out to the late show exhausted. In all fairness to CoR, I never gave it a shot. I guess I always assumed that because I fell asleep it was one of the worst movies ever.<p>It gets a second chance this weekend though.<p>Good to hear you're enjoying Feeder. Silent Cry is their newest album that came out last month. It's some of their best work.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST

    but saying Kyra is alive is soap-operaish.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...I hate that. They milk the emotion with her death and bring her back in 3 for convenience of story, saying her wound wasn't that bad after all.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:10 a.m. CST

    don't remember him..

    by Jonah Echo

    Like HOD, I saw COR very late one night during the summer, a summer I was pretty stressed out, what with planning a wedding and looking for a job and finishing up a degree, and I almost fell asleep myself. I should really see it again. The kicker is a few months ago, Target was selling the Riddick trilogy for 10 bucks, and I didnt buy it. <P> Has anyone see the DC of COR? I heard it references Riddick's wife on Furya or something?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Danny..

    by Jonah Echo

    they totally did that with Blade 2 and almost everyone loves it. And I don't mean, wound wasn't as bad. We never saw her actually die, and we still don't understand the power of the Necros. And if Star Trek can do it, so can Riddick.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    yeah....the DC is good....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I haven't watched it in a few years. But there are a few quick flashbacks and small character moments. Nothing big....but it does add to it.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Danny - Riddick was a bloated mess

    by toadkillerdog

    That took itself too seriously, a'la Matrix Reloaded. They grafted too much crap on to him. My suggestion is to return to his roots. Sort of like what Star Trek II wrath of khan did. Emphasize what made his character great, get rid of the extraneous Necro junk. Riddick alone fighting monsters, and mercenaries, and saving a family, is afr better than any Chronicles rehash

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    was there a wife character Danny?

    by Jonah Echo

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Blade is dealing with vampires...thats different.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    And Star Trek blows. I don't think they will bring her back. It's all about Riddick....not Kyra.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    I don't think you see a wife....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ..I think there a few lines mentioning he had a wife though. And they give Riddick a couple F-bombs to throw down, which is always good.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:19 a.m. CST

    here is a list of DC added stuff....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    —The first reveal of Kyra on Crematoria (7m33s-8m52s); <p> —A fellow Furyan, Shirah (Kristin Lehman—all her scenes were cut from the TC), hints at Riddick’s fate while he is in Cryo-sleep (8m52s-9m50s); <p> —The Purifier’s (Linus Roache) speech to the Helion Prime public (extended - 32m); <p> —The first confrontation between Riddick and the Lord Marshal (extended – 36m); <p> —Shirah appears to Riddick again during his interrogation (40m40s); <p> —At Home with the Vaakos—Lord and Lady Vaako (Karl Urban and Thandie Newton) get a little rougher with each other than in the TC (48m25s); <p> —One of Toombs’ team (Christina Cox) finds herself attracted to an unconscious Riddick (50m16s-51m26s); <p> —Riddick, Kyra and ‘The Guv’ (Yorick Van Wageningen) in slam on Crematoria (1h05m14s-1h06m14s) <p> —An uncut fight scene between the slam guards and the Mercs (1h15m00s); <p> —Another quick scene between Christina Cox and Vin Diesel (1h17m40s); <p> —An extension of the scene between Riddick and Vaako on the surface of Crematoria (including another appearance by Shirah) (1h34m40s); <p> —At Home with the Vaakos II—more ambitious discussions about bringing about the Lord Marshal’s downfall (1h41m21s);

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST

    I kinda remember the Shirah character.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I dont think she is his wife though. She talks a lot more about the prophecy involving Riddick defeating this evil force I believe....

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I think Kyra needs to be back..

    by Jonah Echo

    if she doesnt come back, I doubt anyone will return, and the ENTIRE story from COR will be discussed in passing. They will need a smaller budget, and therefore the Necro empire will be absent.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Here's an idea...

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Have the third start out with Riddick holding Kyra in his arms and her whispering something in his ear.<p> He gives the look of desperation and rage as she passes away.<p> He now knows he has a son being held in the underverse.<p> This was the male Furyan the Necros were after.<p> They travel to the underverse at the end of the universe and battle creatures and the sort of leader of the region of the underverse they are in.<p> Make the leader not human, but a sort of humaniod creature that can disquise himself.<p> Maybe Billy Zane from Demon Knight.<p> Make the kid very small, so he doesn't try to fight creatures with an underverse slingshot or try to hug Riddick, who makes the WTF face to the camera.<p> Make it a true infant with a legacy that Riddick HAS to protect and maybe even sacrifice himself for in the end.<p>

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST

    and the Necros arent that diff than vamps

    by Jonah Echo

    since it is suggested that Lord Marshall defied death. So Kyra being resurrected isnt too off.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:29 a.m. CST

    where the heck would a kid

    by Jonah Echo

    come from and how would Kyra know him? It cant be hers. She was a freakin little kid when Riddick ran.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    monsters aren't important

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    the monsters in Pitch Black aren't important....they are there to instill fear and survival instinct in the character which in turn creates "character development" especially in Riddick, when he realizes they won't survive without him. the monsters were cool, but they aren't important enough to be followed up on.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    How about a Yar's Revenge movie?

    by pokadoo

    Even a trilogy, about a Fly thingy shooting at a big moving sheild thingy, like to get 'Revenge' and stuff, and hiding from spinney things in a gig orange vortex thingy. Or something. That would be cool!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    I think what all the monster advocates

    by Jonah Echo

    are saying,myself included, is this: <P> Riddick is better in a savage and wild envrionment against wild and rugged opponents, be it monsters or bounty hunters. He just didnt seem to fit into the political/religious epic Dune stuff of COR. I think seeing him in a wild, rugged sci-fi landscape, battling alien life and what not is what people are advocating. Not that Riddick 3 be a "monster movie". <p> Also, it makes perfect sense for Riddick to try and bring Kyra back, if we think this is Conan-esque. One of the arcs attempted to be put into the Conan films was Conan's desire to resurrect Valeria.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    I meant Big, like the Tom Hanks movie!

    by pokadoo

    Not Gig, like a Shed 7 show at Drummonds.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    The Pacifier of the Fuyrans: The XXX Chronicles of Riddick 2

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    I know how the studios love to throw kids in there.<p> I was trying to be funny in an underverse-underhanded way.<p> In all seriousness I think Riddick + some sort of creatures = my interest and $$$.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Jonah

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    You mean to say if the Kyra character doesn't return people won't see this? What the hell? Everyone I know that loved the hell out of COR could give a shit if she came back. I just wanna see Riddick kicking some more ass....I don't really care whose ass it is (Necros, monsters, vampires, Republicans, the government of China) as long as Vin is crushing somebody's face, I'm in.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Well put Jonah

    by toadkillerdog

    Exactly what should be done

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Riddick's kid being the chosen one is pretty cool...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    He nailed a lot of chicks when he was on the run.....it could work.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST

    what's important is Vin Diesel is selling out

    by Spandau Belly

    I have to say I'm overjoyed to see that this guy has finally accepted that audiences just want to see him grunt and punch. That 4 Fast 4 Furious trailer is great and hopefully this new positive attitude to sequels is an indication of the end of Vin's dillusions that audiences want to see him do Shakespeare or whatever.<br><br>I mean, it doesn't bother me that Statham is doing like 4 movies a year, and I personally prefer him over Diesel, but it's nice to have another dude who will help in churning out meathead cinema and re-establishing the glory days of the meathead action vehicle.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    No, Danny..

    by Jonah Echo

    what I mean is that regardless of what the handful of fans thinks, I think that when Twohy looks at a new one and back at the last one here is what he sees: <P> What is worth keeping: <P> Necros-too expensive and they have already had a run as villains, and most people didn't like them. <P> Elementals-if we cant get Judy back, should we bother with a replacement? If no Necros, then elementals? Nah. <P> Kyra-well, she did fit in well with making Riddick bad-ass-gave him something to fight for, and helped develop romantic energy as well as a strong female lead. She also is a very strong representative of the Conan aspect. If you want to tie Riddick 3 in without bringing back Necros or referencing the PB planet, you have but one link left: Kyra. <p> That's all Im saying. Kyra is the most interesting thread of the Necro storyline left hanging, and if they pretend she never existed, or just died and move on, I think it would be the wrong move. <P> As is, I don't think Twohy is going with the Necro storyline, but he might attempt the Underverse. As such he could bring along Kyra, giving Riddick a reason to find the Underverse, and Twohy gets to keep his Furyan story, refs to the Necros, and give us a Conan-esque story that might not feel like COR.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Anyone see that Find Me Guilty movie? w

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    That's the one where Vin has hair.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:46 a.m. CST

    why do you keep saying it has to be Conan-esque?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    I did Danny..it wasnt too bad..

    by Jonah Echo

    It wasnt great, but it does make me lament that Vin hasnt tried more non-tough guy stuff. Riddick is great, but I don't need to have every character he plays talk like the rockbiter from Never-Ending Story.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    hahaha.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Thats his voice!! What do you want the guy to do? <p> I enjoyed the hell out of The Pacifier by the way. Great family movie....Vin was hilarious in that.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    I keep saying that Danny..

    by Jonah Echo

    because most everyone, and I thought you too, referenced it like being Conan in space. Maybe not you, but if you read above-the average comment is "I thought it was crap, til I realized it was Conan in space." <P> So..you either want one of three things: <P> go back to a smaller, isolated storyline with hard-scifi and maybe creatures. <P> continue on with this story but jettison the epic one man stands alone and seeks his kingdom story, and then dear lord, I don't know what you have. <P> continue on with the feeling of a Conan-esque story of a warrior loner fighting his way across the universe.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Jonah...but was it hard to stay focused....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...during Find Me Guilty, while you were staring at Vin Diesel with hair? I dunno if I could do it. I wouldn't hear a word he said...I would just marvel at that fantastic whig.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Danny.. I know it's his voice

    by Jonah Echo

    but in those tough guy roles it comes down to little terse sound bites..so when he is doing something awesome, and then speaks, all I hear is "MMM.DELICIOUS LIMESTONE."

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST

    yea, the hair was pretty bad, Danny...

    by Jonah Echo

    did you see Boiler Room? There is a good example of him giving a good performance.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Conan in space?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    That is an ignorant comparison....why, because the main guy has muscles, kills a lot of people, and he is a one man army? So The Transporter films are like "Conan in a BMW" ?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    good non-tough guy perf I meant.

    by Jonah Echo

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I dunno what Vin and Twohy need to do

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ..they'll figure it out. This is a harder question than how to rid the world of poverty.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I was joking with the little kid part

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    I don't think anyone would buy it as a main plot device unless the kid was a newborn.<p> Look at what adding a kid has done the past to movies like The Mummy Returns and The Phantom Menace. <p> It worked in Willow because it was an infant that was helpless and was the prophecy and not a comedic tool flicking buggers into enemies eyes to make them fall off a horse.<p> I don't think anyone wants to watch Riddick changing a daiper while fighting off bounty hunters.<p> Oh lord, I can see him flinging the little cloth shitbomb in an attackers face while holding the kid up to use as a piss cannon.<p> You can't have a kid anymore as the fans will balk at the concept.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST

    No, Danny..not at all...

    by Jonah Echo

    It's Conan in Space, because a warrior rogue whose family was destroyed by a religious cult, and who teams with a bandit woman, fights his way into the company of that cult, is captured and sentenced to death, only to return, kill the leader, lose his bandit woman at the hands of the leader, and then be left with the entire cult looking to him, and it ends with this weary warrior sitting on a throne, with the weight of a kingdom in his hands. <P> That is the plot of Conan the Barbarian.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Chitty....unless......

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Riddick fucks one of the monsters from PB, and you get some weird hybrid like Alien Resurrection.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Escape from Butcher Bay

    by christpunchers2007

    That game REALLY made me appreciate the movies more, ESPECIALLY CoR. I played it for years before I picked up Pitch Black and also CoR. I guess for me it is why the 2nd movie actually felt "right".

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST

    haha..Danny..

    by Jonah Echo

    yea a baby alien Riddick. Perfect. Someone call Uwe.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Riddick/alien baby yes!

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    It would be the first child afraid of the light and not the dark!<p> And make that little fucker go overboard like Son of the Mask.<p> Call it the Rascal of Riddick!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    prequel then sequel

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    i would have rather seen a prequel to Pitch Black, showing him at his most ruthless, showing the man that caught him and HOW he caught him (can't remember his name, the dude that got his head bitten off by the monster) and have it end with him bording the ship leading up to the events of Pitch Black. THEN have a sequel to Pitch Black....just not the bloated mess that is CoR, none of this "prophecy" and "necro-monger" magical shit....it just didn't fit in with the spirit of Pitch Black at all IMO.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    A CoR sequel can't go small again.

    by HoboCode

    It will fall into the same trap as Alien Cubed, where they tried to go back to the more claustrophobic suspense roots of the franchise and got shit on for it.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Conan....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Awww...its that close to Barbarian? Damn. I thought the Conanesque thing was referring to the spirit of the character in general,. not following a specific plot structure.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    and for that.....FUCK!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    .....

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    the reasoning for my preference in a prequel is simply his relationship with that dude that caught him, it seemed complex considerding the small dose we got in Pitch Black. i don't HATE CoR, im just not a big fan of movies going from small to HUGE...its like fitting a 300lb man into a 5 year olds shirt, it looks funny and just dosen't make a whole helluva-lot of sense.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST

    the spirit of the character is there too

    by Jonah Echo

    and the spirit of COR was far more pulpy than Pitch, which is why several here are complaining. The appeal of Conan was a brutal but ultimately heroic guy who spent most of his time not being that hero, but more of an opportunist and a rogue, always being thrust into responsibility, not seeking it out. <p> Yea, that's alot of characters but the fantastic bits and the proximity of the plot to the original film, as well as specific shots-last shot is almost identical, is what makes it seem that way. Many reviewers said the same thing at the time.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I could live with a Pitch Black prequel...that would rock. They should do the prequel, and close it out with a COR sequel.....maybe reveal things in the prequel that will come back to haunt Riddick in the COR sequel. That would tie the whole world together nicely.....

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST

    I suggest to Mr. Diesel that Riddick die at the end...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ..of this saga. Like he has to give up his own life in the underverse, for his people, thats the deal. They could pull it off in a way that diarrhea shits all over the face of Matrix Revolutions. And I'm talking pea soup green diarrhea, just pouring off the front of Hugo Weaving's face.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Riddick dying.

    by HoboCode

    Fuck that. What is with this shit about the hero sacrificing his life all the time. That Christian allegory shit is getting OLD.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST

    What main hero has died?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Other than gay ass Neo. Fuck him....

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST

    dying isn't so bad....

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    its a bit cliched but its such a suitable finish for films such as this, anti-hero becomes hero...hero becomes martyr to make up for a lifetime of wickedness, saves alot of people. Riddick is a such a "character-rich" kinda guy, he oozes back-story and deserves a worthy end.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    just checking in...

    by just pillow talk

    The Lives of Others was a fantastic film. I loved the ending. Hell, I loved the whole movie.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Hero dying (in sacraficial mode)

    by skimn

    I can only recently think of Ripley in Alien 3, which of course she was cloned for 4.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST

    JPT

    by Jonah Echo

    glad you loved it. Great film, huh?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST

    very good film Jonah...

    by just pillow talk

    I'll tell you, I was sort of apprehensive in the beginning, but then it just sucked me in. The writer dude, wasn't he in The Blackbook?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST

    yes, I belive he was..

    by Jonah Echo

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    HoboCode

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    What did you have in mind with the hero sacrificing himself getting old Christian allegory thing? Matrix? I admit, it does seem cliché....but if you think about it, its barely been done in films.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST

    is it safe to go off topic now?

    by Jonah Echo

    I dont think there are many here who are discussing Riddick now save for us, and I think we have nigh exhausted conjecture.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    I hate to mention this since I despise the movie..

    by just pillow talk

    but Bruce in Armageddon sacrificed himself.<p>I feel so dirty now.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Sunshine

    by just pillow talk

    There certainly was sacrifice there, though not a specific hero.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Arnie in T2 and T3

    by just pillow talk

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    uh oh....

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    Didn't Josh Hartnett sacrifice himself for Ben Affleck in Pearl Harbour???.....ewww...now i feel dirty, and who the fuck would take a bullet for Ben Affleck???...what an idiot

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Heroes dying.

    by HoboCode

    Well maybe not main heroes. I can't really think of much off the top of my head so maybe it only seems like it. Neo, Aslan, Children of Men, Deep Blue Sea Gladiator, Braveheart, TTRL, SPR, etc.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    So didn't Robert Duvall and the other schmoes

    by skimn

    on that other asteroid die in Deep Impact? God I need a shower now.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    pillow.....I'm saying more of a lead hero in a franchise sorta t

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I think its just Ripley and Neo. <p> Affleck and Bruce screaming, "I LOVE YOU!!!" at one another. Comedy gold. I wish there was a flashback to Affleck and Bruce laying in a park together and Ben is playing with animal crackers on Bruce's tummy, and Bruce giggles when the tiger gets too close to his pierced belly button, and his giggle sounds like the Downey bear.....that would have been sexy.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Sacrifice is pretty typical of these films..

    by Jonah Echo

    Twelve Monkeys-though some will say it wasnt purposeful, it was def christ metaphor with bruce's arms outstretched. <P> Frodo is intended for that sacrifice, is spared it, but is still sort of ushered away because of the journey he undertook. <P> 30 Days of Night. <P> Vader. <P> The Iron Freakin Giant. Also Vin. <P>

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    recently..

    by Jonah Echo

    Beowulf, Gladiator, almost all those big epic films end with the death of the hero.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST

    DGDB

    by HoboCode

    That scene is in the deleted scenes on the super deluxe DVD.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Aslan doesn't count.....that allegory is in yo' face....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Fuck...maybe there is sacrifice everywhere!! I'm wrong again.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    bright side

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    at least its better to type this shit about horrid rancid movie than hear yourself speak it. and thats the funniest shit ive heard in a while DICKBLOOD.....Ben and Bruce with a box of animal crackers its batshit crazy / hilarious....what a parody that would be.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    so who wants to take a stab

    by Jonah Echo

    at the year 2001 in film? We have done 98, 99, 00. 01? My memory is that it was an excellent year.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Bruce would do it....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...what else does he have going for him?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:45 a.m. CST

    giggling like the downy bear

    by Jonah Echo

    brilliant.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Danny, that Ben/Bruce scene would have worked

    by just pillow talk

    if then a meteorite came crashing down right on top of them.<p>Roll credits.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST

    His name is Snuggles.

    by HoboCode

    Have a little respect.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Downey Bear

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    I always pictured the Downey Bear sprouting teeth and claws and slaughtering a family.<p> When the cops show up he just turns back the cuteness and nobody knows what happened.<p> Sort of like the Devil's Gift, but with a Downey Bear with a gaping maw and razorblade claws.<p>

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    chitty...there is a short film

    by Jonah Echo

    somewhere on the internet, where a little kid's teddy bear has to go into the closet to retrieve the boy who owns him after he was kidnapped by the bogeyman. It was pretty awesome. <P> Also, scour youtube for the Tales from the Darkside ep, Ursa Minor.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Snuggles....thats right...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I love that fucking bear. He is a cool dude.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:53 a.m. CST

    I think I just love teddy bears.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ..Teddy in A.I. = Brilliant

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST

    teddy bear was my favorite character in A.I.

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Bar none!<p> Loved that little fella.<p> If we are out drinking and one of us goes to do something stupid I always say "you will break."<p> Of course we laugh and do it anyway.<p> I think this last time was blowing up a propane tank with a 270 rifle.<p> We are bad about doing shit like that.<p> And that tank went up hard. You could feel the heat wave.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    I loved A.I.

    by HoboCode

    Very underappreciated film.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST

    They say this cat Snuggles is a bad mother

    by skimn

    SHUT YOUR MOUTH!<p>I'm talkin' bout Snuggles<p>THEN WE CAN DIG IT!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Chitty....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    You blew up a fucking propane tank?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Found you!

    by kungfuhustler84

    Okay I'm pretty late here on the whole Riddick thing, but why not have a prequel where he is sort of a villain? Pitch Black always dealt with him as a real source of fear, then CoR fucked all that up by making him a straight up hero type. I say, make Riddick what he was supposed to be before the first movie: a dak, frightening, unpredictable outlaw. It could be something like a group of bounty hunters tracking him on this exotic world, with a great variation of characters and personalities. All of them are tracking and hunting Riddick. Go ahead and have the planet be inhabited by strange monsters too. For the first half of the movie, Riddick is the movie monster, stalking the bounty hunters and taking them out in clever ways. Then in the second half, after the audience has become accustomed to the remaining hunters' personalities, and find that one or two are like Riddick in that they are simply grudgingly doing what they must to survive, have the monsters on the planet get more intense and aggressive, and make Riddick their savior. Eventually, thier bonds become stronger, and Riddick sacrifices himself to fend off a tremendous monster so the rest may escape (the climax). A fierce battle ensues, Riddick succeeds in getting them into the ship and killing the creature but is nearly killed by the monster in the process. The ship returns shortly after or something to pick up Riddick's body. One of the bounty hunters is the guy from Pitch Black.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:16 p.m. CST

    I didn't do 2000......so here's my list:

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Man....98 and 99 really blew 2000 away....what am I missing? <p> The 6th Day <p> Bring It On <p> Cast Away <p> The Cell <p> The Emperor's New Groove <p> Frequency <p> Gladiator <p> Hollow Man <p> Lost Souls <p> Love & Basketball <p> Titan A.E. <p> Vertical Limit

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Chitty

    by skimn

    then we can expect you to turn up on one of those "ooops, he killed himself" websites?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Chitty is bugnuts

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Propane tank is some serious business.<p>You best check yo' self before you wreck yo' self, dude. Don't need your wife explaining to your daughter in a few years that she don't have a daddy because he blasted one propane tank too many.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST

    2001 list

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Awww....2001 is a much better year overall. <p> <p> 3000 Miles to Graceland <p> Ali <p> Artificial Intelligence: A.I. <p> Crazy/Beautiful <p> Exit Wounds <p> Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within <p> Freddy Got Fingered <p> Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone <p> Heartbreakers <p> I Am Sam <p> In the Bedroom <p> Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius <p> Josie and the Pussycats <p> Jurassic Park III <p> Kiss of the Dragon <p> A Knight's Tale <p> Lara Croft: Tomb Raider <p> Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring <p> The Mexican <p> Monsters, Inc. <p> Moulin Rouge! <p> The Mummy Returns <p> The Royal Tenenbaums <p> Thir13en Ghosts

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Hey Kungfu

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    You'll get your new kit tomorrow. So you're good to go for the next little while. Glad you enjoyed the bunch. I was worried everyone was going to wonder why I was sending them cinematic crap.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Yeah....Chitty....that is pretty crazy man....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ..heroine is probably safer than that shit. I would be concerned a piece of metal would hit me in the face.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    HOD!! I emailed you....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Orionsanges

    by ArcadianDS

    yeah because Back to the Future II and III are so 'omg this is the same movie' amirite?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST

    2001 is pretty rich..here we go 20 at a time

    by Jonah Echo

    stuff I liked and loved: <P> A.I. <P> Ali <P> Amelie <P> American Astronaut <P> Atlantis <P> Atanarjuat:Fast Runner <P> Bandits <P> A Beautiful Mind <P> Blow <P> Bridget Jones's Diary <P> The Bunker <P> Brotherhood of the Wolf <P> Captain Corelli's Mandolin <P> Cat's Meow <P> Charlotte Gray <P> Devil's Backbone <P> Dogtown and Z-Boys <P> Donnie Darko <P> Enemy at the Gates <P> Enigma

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Danny

    by skimn

    I'm lost. Refresh my memory. What are your lists..<p>All this propane and Snuggle talk has got me confused

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Thanks Hawaiian!

    by kungfuhustler84

    And don't worry, the last bunch was cool too. Might I ask what's in it?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST

    skimn

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    We were listing our favorite films of each year on the last TB. We started at 98.....and our now at 2001.....but I guess its just me doing it now and I feel like a twat. <p> Oh well....feel free to list yours!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    correction -- ARE NOW....not OUR NOW....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Fucking dumb ass!!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Ahhh Heartbreakers...

    by HoboCode

    the JLH Tits film.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    man I missed a lot of shit....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I agree with Dogtown, Enemy at the Gates, and Bridget Jones.... <p> Captain Corelli's Mandolin? Ouch. That burns like a good case of Chlamydia. One of the few films with Cage I just can't watch....

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST

    next 20

    by Jonah Echo

    Final Fantasy: Spirits Within <P> Ghost World <P> Godzilla: All Out Monsters Attack <P> Gosford Park <P> Harry Potter <P> Heartbreakers <P> Hearts in Atlantis <P> In the Bedroom <P> Iron Monkey <P> Joy Ride <P> Jurassic Park 3 <P> Kate and Leopold <P> Kingdom Come <P> K-Pax <P> Lagaan <P> Last Castle <P> Legally Blonde <P> Lord of the Rings: Fellowship <P> Majestic <P> Metropolis (animated)

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST

    No joke-- I can jerk off to Heartbreakers....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...any time of day, any day of year. Christmas morning....if Heartbreakers is on TV.....fuck......about to leave for my Grandmother's funeral.....if Heartbreakers is on-- I'm not leaving!! I am NOT leaving!!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Danny..

    by Jonah Echo

    ha! Yea, I'm basing that off watching Corelli's once and enjoying it. Thats all.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Damn!! I missed--

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Gosford Park, Majestic, and K-Pax....all fine films.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    the next 20

    by Jonah Echo

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Bale is in that too isn't he?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST

    next 20

    by Jonah Echo

    Mexican <P> Millenium Actress <P> Monsoon Wedding <P> Monster's Inc. <P> Moulin Rouge! <P> Mulholland Drive <P> Man Who Wasn't There <P> No Man's Land <P> Nowhere in Africa <P> Ocean's Eleven <P> The Others <P> The Pledge <P> Princess Diaries <P> Royal Tenenbaums <P> Scotland PA <P> Serendipity <P> Shrek <P> Spy Game <P> Spy Kids <P> Tailor of Panama

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST

    2001 Movies

    by toadkillerdog

    http://tinyurl.com/5jwmhf

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:47 p.m. CST

    And finally..

    by Jonah Echo

    Vanilla Sky <P> Vidocq <P> Series 7 <P> Session Nine <P> Memento <P> Happy Accidents <P> Thirteen Conversations about one thing

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:51 p.m. CST

    If anyone see Pillow, Jarv or Abom

    by toadkillerdog

    Tell them Kloipy says all is right in the world.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 12:51 p.m. CST

    I kind of liked K-Pax

    by HoboCode

    But man did that movie get slaughterd by critics.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    K-Pax was a fine film..

    by Jonah Echo

    It was a good psuedo sci-fi drama. It had good performances and it was one of those films that was a staple back then-the big popcorn drama. In the early 2000s, there was one of these every week. And they were somewhat popular, especially in the weeks after 9-11. Last Castle. Hardball. Hearts in Atlantis. K-Pax.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST

    what the fuck....I keep posting on the wrong TB's.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Jonah... <p> Did you read the write up about The Spirit? That movie looks like its gonna stink worse than Dan Akroyd's asshole

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    JLH went and lost an insane amount of weight...

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    ...after those photos of her in a bikini hit the nets. She looks too thin now. But still, she's smokin' in Heartbreakers and it was a passable movie to boot.<p>Enemy at the Gates is one of those movies that I put on a pedestal. Can't explain why I go gonzo insane for it......*thinks*........headshots, Hoskins, Pearlman, Harris, Law and Weisz's sweet dumper, OK, I guess I can see why.<p>Gosford park on the other hand, everyone knows what list I put that on, right?<p>DGDB, I got your e-mail and responded.<p>Kungfu, good question. Let me see if I can remember. I think it's mostly titles that will be foreign (pun intended) to you: Open City, Musa, Shinobi, Sinking of Japan, Protege, I'm A Cyborg, The Restless, and per your request Sukiyaki Western Django, which unless you have a DVD player with DIVX capability, you'll have to watch on a computer.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST

    K-Pax was very good

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    What the hell is there to complain about? Space and Bridges give awesome performances...its a touching film. Were people pissed he didn't turn into some fucking green alien that looked like Mike Wazowski at the end, or what? I really really dug the photography and original score.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    HOD..

    by Jonah Echo

    Im quite excited for the dvd shipment. Whats in mine again? Though I could prob wait til tomorrow and see then.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Jarv will be gone for at least another week I think

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Pillow is lurking around here somewhere. Abom avoids our TBs as he told me he wants to "stay on target" so we won't be seeing him.<p>What TB is Kloipy hiding out in?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Say Hawaiian

    by kungfuhustler84

    Ever seen Dragon Tiger Gate? It's a kungfu movie from China starring the great Donnie Yen. The action doesn't really compare to Sha Po Lang since it's a lot more fantasy and superheo oriented, but it's still a fun hour and a half and is certainly worth your time in my opinion.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Danny..regarding K-Pax

    by Jonah Echo

    It actually did decently at the box office, but I think all critics saw were a slow drama that was too understated. Ebert, to his credit, saw it for what it was and praised it.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Danny..

    by Jonah Echo

    Funny thing about reading the Spirit review, it made me think it sounds silly, but for whatever reason gave me a FIERCE desire to rewatch Sin City. I don't know why. I wasnt much of a fan the first time.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST

    By the way, that list is what EVERYONE is getting...

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    ...although Chitty, Mavra and ThereWolf are also getting the stuff from the first kit.<p>Jonah, since I know you have DIVX capability, I also threw in Going By The Book, The Guard Post, The Show Must Go On, Empress and Her Warriors, Three Kingdoms, Red Cliff and The Chaser.<p>I burned through 200 DVDs between both kits. That's more DVDs than I've burned for myself in 3 years.<p>My computer said "No mas!" last night.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Abom

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    What the fuck does, "Stay on target" mean? Whats the target? <p> I think the founding four got a little upset about us taking over the TB's while waving the flag of the CoC. Thats why I don't bring it up anymore....thats more a pillow, abom, jarv, kloipy thang......we're something different.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Hey HOD

    by Series7

    Got the package. Wow your better then the jackass who's got my money from E-bay. Awesome man. I'll having something to do while looking for jobs when i move.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:22 p.m. CST

    HOD...just say no to burning!!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...and Chitty....just say no to blowing up propane tanks!!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Pitch Black vs. CoR

    by Series7

    I think everyone has missed the point as to why Pitch was so much better. <P> Keith David.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:24 p.m. CST

    I regrettably saw Dragon Tiger Gate

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I wish I could unwatch that one. It made Flash Point look like Oscar bait. It had some neat visuals but it was just incoherent.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:26 p.m. CST

    amen to Keith David....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    he was kick ass in both Men at Work and Dead Presidents....and fuck me-- check out his IMDB....this guy works non-stop!!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:27 p.m. CST

    there is a Behind Enemy Lines 3....set in Columbia?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Fuck yes!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Thanks to HOD..

    by Jonah Echo

    Im hooked on korean crime thrillers..When you sent the first batch, my heart initially sank when I realized so many were crime films of some sort. Then I watched them, and as I perused the unknown titles of this batch, as I saw the description crime thriller, I became interested. Nice job HOD. You have brought to a new appreciation of an entire sub-genre.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:28 p.m. CST

    kieth david

    by Jonah Echo

    is like a black ron perlman. Works alot and is always awesome.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Ah yes, Keith David

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Love that guy.<p>Jarv and Pillow are great sports because they contribute just as much as we do to these TBs, but I can only talk about the TB topic so long even if it's religion and politics.<p>And I'm going to lay off the burning until Thanksgiving. Then you all will get your Christmas batches.<p>Series, since you have DIVX capability as well, I did send you Red Cliff and Western Django, right?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:33 p.m. CST

    holy shit

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Emilio wrote and directed Men At Work? What a fucking genius.....

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:34 p.m. CST

    HOD...you have done enough already..

    by Jonah Echo

    you don't need to send anymore packages. Thanks for all your effort. I havent forgotten about repaying you, just haven't figured it out yet.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    HOD..

    by Jonah Echo

    I seem to recall you saying you had a lineup for friday night? Are there movies you sent you still havent seen? If so, Ill try to synch up and we could discuss them.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    You're welcome, Jonah

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I found that the Koreans are the new kings of the crime thriller genre. In fact, it's really the only genre they do consistently well the past few years. And 2008 has been a banner year for them.<p>Was Behind Enemy Lines 2 any good?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Yep Propane tank go boom!

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    We took the precautions of getting behind a ridge of dirt, but the heat wave still rolled over.<p> Best thing (or worst) was when we started making bombs.<p> I mixed up a solution of chemicals (I really don't think I should say what, but it is sort of well known) and placed the compound in three five gallon buckets.<p> I then got the fuses from model rockets (They have two wires that merge into a ignition-type material). This way we could run the wires to them and not have to light a fuse (bad idea!).<p> So we ran the wires together in a series circuit hybrid and jumped with a battery.<p> Nothing happened at first and all of a sudden the ground felt like it dropped a few inches!<p> We got back home and one of my friends neighbors said he heard it thundering back east of his house.<p> We laughed and laughed.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:39 p.m. CST

    HOD

    by toadkillerdog

    Kloipy sent a shout out to you and me on the Twitch TB. He said to pass along he good wishes to all. Danny, none of The Four are upset with you, or us. jarv and Pillow post al the time. Abom means he likes to stay on the topic of the TB, and not go all over the place. It was DocP who did not like your casting aspersions on Aliens.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Got my package! All Hail HOD!

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    I jizzed when I saw The Host!<p> It wouldn't play on the dvd player (old RCA) but it played just fine on the computer.<p> That is just as well, as I have a nice set of headphones (the kind that cover your ears completely) and I can watch and not wake up teeny.<p> Thanks a bunch! Geez tonight cannot come soon enough.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:44 p.m. CST

    I didn't mean upset really....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I guess turned off is more like it....I could sense the random topics wasn't their thing. I just mean Kloipy and Abom really....Pillow is always around. So Kloipy really did leave AICN like he said he would? Good for him for sticking to his guns.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:46 p.m. CST

    how is the Twitch TB?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I've never checked it out...

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    I hit the movies hard over the weekend

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Saw Open City, Going By the Book and The Show Must Go On over the weekend but I watched Red Cliff and The Chaser the week before that so I've watched everything in your batch save for The Guard Post so I apologize if it's a turd.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:48 p.m. CST

    It is going to be college football and movies

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    all Labor Day weekend.<p> I'm going to have to start a meth habit to see all of these this weekend.<p> Will watch The Host and Choclate tonight.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Kloipy left long before we started our thing

    by toadkillerdog

    I think he is busy at work. Pillow knows. Kloipy was pleased with the direction we have gone in under the banner of the CoC. Abom simply wants to post in relevant TB's, nothing wrong with that. Quite a few people do that.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST

    The Host is fantastic

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST

    The Host sucked balls.

    by HoboCode

    Hated it.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Chitty, I fear you'll have to watch everything...

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    ...on your PC then. Everything I sent you is from my original copy so you don't have the DIVX/MPEG thing to contend with but it sounds like your DVD can't handle burned discs, just like poor old Fred. So long as you don't mind watching them on your PC then I guess it's all good.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    I saw The Host when it came out

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Loved it!<p> See what happens when you have a creature feature with great characters?<p> There really is no telling how many times I will watch it this weekend.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    The Host was a fine movie for what it was

    by toadkillerdog

    A sometimes comic, Korean monster flick with a dollop of horror.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Jonah

    by toadkillerdog

    You mentioned Negadon a few days ago. Great short animated monster flick. I loved it.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Don't mind a bit HOD

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    I actually like it on the PC, as I can cram my face up to the screen and use the headphones which have amazing sound.<p> Also my beer is right next to me on the desk and I have a big leather chair.<p> I haven't tried the PS2 yet, or the other dvd player though.<p> But if it is PC only then I will not complain one bit.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    PS2?

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I'm guessing it will play the discs but if the computer suits you fine, then you're golden. Enjoy!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Danny I am at home today guess what is on?

    by toadkillerdog

    Journey to Center of the Earth. Gertrude just made her entrance. Little does she know what fate has in store for her!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Chitty

    by skimn

    Your pyrotechnic escapades reminded me when I was a kid, we would mix lye and water in a pop bottle and add in a wadded tube of aluminum foil. We'd cover the bottle top with a balloon. The gas produced by the eroding tin foil was a type of hydrogen (we guessed). The balloon would fill, and we would tie it off when it was big enough. We'd light the bit of string at the end as the balloon ascended. When the flame reached the balloon, yes, it was like a mini-Hindenburg. It was fun till one time I burned my eyebrows off, because the balloon had a pinprick hole that caught the flame as I lit the string...but still, good times..good times.<p>But damn man! You're gonna blow up a neighborhood!!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:05 p.m. CST

    That's Playstation 2 but I don't know if it will play it

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    But as long it plays somewhere in the house I don't care.<p> Will check out Machine Girl tomorrow night and maybe another.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Gertrude NOOOOOOO!!!!

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Stay away from the BBQ sauce!<p> Bastards!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:08 p.m. CST

    It's ok Chityy

    by toadkillerdog

    Arlene Dahl was smokin even in milfhood

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Skimn

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Yeah we have settled down quite a bit now that I am married and all.<p> Got a family to think off, so really don't do that stuff anymore.<p> But we did the tin foil trick and put the balloons in a big garbage bag. The we would put a few small rocks in the bottom to give it weight and toss it on a camp fire.<p> We also put dry ice in a plastic bottle with water (boom!) and wrapped up a shitload of sparklers in a wad of electrical and duct tape (Very Big Boom!!).<p> Ahhh precious memories, how they linger.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:13 p.m. CST

    The one good part of Dragon Tiger Gate

    by kungfuhustler84

    was the fight scene in the restaurant. What the fuck was up with that main bad guy? What. The Fuck?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    HOD

    by kungfuhustler84

    did anybody get Red Cliff? I have been dying to see that since I saw that huge seven minute promo thing on another site. Looks like a blast. And I have been a fan of the three kingdoms stories since the first time I played Dynasty Warriors. Is Guan Yu in it? What a badass.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:16 p.m. CST

    The Host

    by skimn

    Heard it described as Little Miss Sunshine meets Godzilla. Not a bad description.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST

    The Host was great

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    Awesome monster flick, i really dug the monster design also....slimy and original. Loved that scene of the young girl running up its back while its sleeping trying to grab the chain only to be caught mid-air by its tail, frrreeeaaaaky.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:23 p.m. CST

    fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    by toadkillerdog

    That was a truly great scene

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    awesome lobotamy scene also

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    it was a bit nerve racking watching that scene of the dude begging and pleading for them to let him go only to have them calmly strap him into a hospital bed and drill into his dome....nicely done, and a bit confusing....can't remember WHY the fuck they did that.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Won't happen

    by hallmitchell

    It's that kind of dillusion that has put a potential great action stars career in the toilet.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST

    kungfuhustler84

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Jonah, Series and ThereWolf got/are getting Red Cliff because they are the only ones who responded when I asked about DIVX capabilities. I'm sure everyone has a computer at home they can watch the movies on but I held off this time. As soon as I get either "I don't mind watching on my PC" or "My DVD player is so kick ass it can play files not yet invented" then I'll send Red Cliff and a bevy of other movies out to everyone, especially since I want to see what people thought of Red Cliff, Assembly and The Chaser. And I still need your thoughts on the stuff you just watched.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:30 p.m. CST

    great thing bout lobotomy in Host

    by Jonah Echo

    is he seemed smarter after it...I was like "wha?"

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:31 p.m. CST

    The Host is a classic

    by Jonah Echo

    It really is. I think that movie is Korean cinema firing on all cylinders. It has the inappropriate slapstick, the familial themes, and it has a great monster and mistrusting the government. Perfect.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Yep that was HIGH tension

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    when the girl was going up the back of that creature.<p> My favorite was the opening scenes of the creature.<p> Only Tony Jaa could have made it better.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST

    chitty qouting precious memories

    by Jonah Echo

    after a discussion of blowing stuff up=gold.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Does anyone else know

    by Jonah Echo

    if that director is doing anything new? Memories of Murder(the movie not the poster) and The Host are both masterpieces. What's next?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST

    HOD is Red Cliff as good as the reviews say?

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    I could not believe the budget they had for that thing. Something like $80 millions US dollars?<p> Geez, imagine if they spent like Hollywood on movies.<p> You better believe we would get that giant kung-fu robot movie then.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Also, wait til you guys see

    by Jonah Echo

    Save the Green Planet. Another great korean film. Is it just me or do the koreans OWN asian cinema right now? I recall they got off to a rocky start with some lame comedies and tepid sci-fi like Natural City and Yesterday.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Fun With propane

    by Xiphos_2

    If you want to have fun with propane get several large bottles, more then five gallons, and hit them with tracers rounds from a M249. Or if you can pull it off, get a large tank like they have at a gas station and test the force multiplier theory. Hit it with a .308 launched from a M40A3 from at least 600 hundred yards out. Man that explosion is fantastic. <p>Chitty, it seems we both liked to experiment with field expediant munitions as kids.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Jonah, what do you mean "anyone"?

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Just ask me dude. I'm your source for Asian film news.<p>Joon-ho Bong is currently writing Host 2 and directing a movie called Mother which is another crime thriller about a serial killer.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Toad..

    by Jonah Echo

    I quite enjoyed Negadon, but it might have been because of it's placement in our all day film fest. We watched four feature length films, starting with Kamikaze Girls and then Place Promised in Our Early Days(an anime), Cypher and finally Great Yokai War. <P> In between the features we showed short films- Kakurenbo, Voices of a Distant Star, Jasper Morello, Call of Cthulhu, Cat Soup and Negadon. <P> I think all the pieces together made each more entertaining than on it's own. But, we started at like 8:00 a.m. and finished at like 11:00 p.m. and I think some people were turned off after the first one. Save for the geeks of course, who were there for every movie.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    HOD

    by Mavra Chang

    I usually watch movies on my PC because it's in better shape than my TV/DVD (my tv is about 20 years old and my DVD player is a cheap Big Lot's special), but I am appreciative of whatever movies you are setting up for me. Thank you.<p>I've got to check out these Riddick films, I guess. I haven't ever seen a Vin Diesel movie, as far as I know. Reading all this stuff about them got me interested. Pitch Black is the first one, right?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:45 p.m. CST

    mmmmmm Gertrude....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    a fine specimen indeed. All she needs is a little ginger, nutmeg, cloves, honey-- some fresh parsley on top. a little bit of plum sauce, topped off with a little mango chutney. Roast for about 30 minutes......mmmmmm what a fine bitch.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST

    HOD

    by Series7

    Yeah I got those two DVIX movies. But man you sent me Shinobi? You really want me to like that movie.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Red Cliff is the longest erection you'll have...

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    ...without looking at T&A. It is just gorgeous. Every frame. And the performances are sublime.<p>Keep in mind, it's the first of two parts so we have to wait until next spring to see what is shaping up to be the grandest battle sequence every put to film. Might even surpass the Battle of Pelenor Fields.<p>Jonah will be the one guy here to have a dissenting "it was a'ight but not the second coming" opinion I project but everyone else will go cuckoo bananas for it.<p>I'll send it out to everyone as soon as they are done the current batches. With luck I'll have the actual DVD release by then so DIVX won't be an issue for some.<p>Jonah, so far the Koreans own 2008 theatrically, but Hong Kong really is nipping on their heels. I'd say the Koreans are the top dog but 2007 still leaves a foul taste in my mouth. We just need the Japanese and Thai to catch up and we can give Hollywood the finger.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Hawaiian

    by kungfuhustler84

    I actually still have all my stuff in storage until I move into my apartment in September, so I have been watching everything on my laptop. So I have no problem with that. Sorry I didn't chime in on the Red Cliff question. Like I said earlier, I have been gone a lot lately. I would love to see it at some point though.<p>I have to go soon so I really only have time to discuss one movie. I'll start with Mr. Socrates. First of all, that "teacher" was a great actor in my opinion. when he went all crazy for a second it was so shocking. The protagonist was really cool too. The first person I have ever seen who made a double chin seem badass. Also, i loved how often he beat up that long hair guy with the "viagra." Every fucking time was hilarious. And the guy that gets caught and has to pretend to get beat up so that he can get put back in jail. Do you know who that guy was or what else he is in? He was fucking hilarious. A great comic actor. Especially when he is looking for "blood."

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Yep Jonah, how they linger! Check this out!

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    You have a little sister that had about 1,000 stuffed animals?<p> Well mine wanted to get rid of hers, so me and my cousins gathered the best ones.<p> We sliced around the neck very carefully and pulled out some stuffing. Then placed inside a cheap ziplock bag (they are thinner) with Karo syrup, red food coloring and canned dog food (got that from the Jaws Log if I remember correctly).<p> Then get the gun powder for a muzzle loader and grind the powder up real fine (burns faster).<p> Pack it in a pipe or really anything sturdy and BAM! bloody stuffed animal corpse.<p> We also did the head with the blood and dog food mix and shot it with a 12 gauge against a white sheet on the side of the shed.<p> That way you could see the splatter better.<p> Are you surprised I enjoyed horror flicks?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Oh and Bittersweet Life

    by kungfuhustler84

    was just brilliant. Totally brilliant. I would love to discuss that more later when I have lots of time.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    oh fuck off egg salad

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    You will always be a poor man's Cock Tease.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Sorry Series

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I didn't realize you had seen Shinobi and it wasn't your thing. Oh well, maybe your girlfriend or future kidlets will like it. But you got Red Cliff so all should be forgiven.<p>Mavra, now that I know DIVX discs won't be an issue for you, you'll get the motherload in the next shipment.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Best HOD quote of the week...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    "Red Cliff is the longest erection you'll have without looking at T&A." <p> So sayeth THE DONOR!! <P> August 27th, 2008

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Thanks, HOD

    by Mavra Chang

    You rock!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Yep Xi, we tried making Daisy Cutters too!

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Grab a 12 gauge shotgun shell and empty out where the lead pellets are.<p> Then fill that chamber with more gunpowder.<p> Now tape nails or whatever sharp objects around the plastic tube.<p> Then tape a heavy ball bearing to the flat end with the firing cap and attach a kite string like ribbon to the other end for balance.<p> Throw in the air and it will land on the ball bearing, which pops the firing cap and ignites the powder.<p> See? A half-ass Daisy Cutter that works.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:57 p.m. CST

    that should be turned off

    by Jonah Echo

    after the first all-day event. I havent done one since, though I'm seriously considering one this fall.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:58 p.m. CST

    I think egg salad is John McCain

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    He posts on AICN when he has down time on the Straight Talk Express, between stops at Nascar events and Country Music Festivals.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    kungfuhustler84, you're OK in my book

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I've tried to get friends into Mr. Socrates and never got a nibble. And here I find a group of people I've never met who loved it. Go figure. A Bittersweet Life would have been big here among Tarantino fans. I don't understand why Dragon Dynasty hasn't released it. Even Shadowless Sword just got a release yesterday.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Its cool

    by Series7

    HOD I've got no room to complain. I will definitely give it another shot.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Sen. McCain....please stop snoring.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:03 p.m. CST

    HOD..

    by Jonah Echo

    why do you think I will think that? Only movies I felt that way bout with last shipment were Bloody Tie and Machine Girl. Red Cliff has been one of my most anticipated movies all year. It will either rock, or I'll probably hate it.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Mavra

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Here's your FedEx tracking number although it won't be "active" for a couple hours as it hasn't left the building yet but it's scheduled to arrive tomorrow.<p>974562071858

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST

    HOD

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Fred bought a new DVD player. NOt hooked up yes. BUt looking forward to all the new batch of movies from you. Thank you.<p> Hello Mavra Chang!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Thanks again, HOD. Hi Fred.

    by Mavra Chang

    How are you feeling today? How's Dirk?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:07 p.m. CST

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...

    by Jonah Echo

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Jonah, I hope you prove me wrong

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I just have a suspicion that you'll see it as a more elaborate Warlords or Mongol. Some people get tired of seeing massive armies slice and dice each other. Me? I could watch it all day. I can't see you hating it. It's too beautifully shot and acted to hate.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Fred feeling Fine

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Dirk dealing with DT's. Apparently fortified wine and Amoeba's do not mix!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    That's great news Fred

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Now you can watch your movies over the long weekend. I assume it can play any file?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    10,000 grand

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    to the first person who brings me the fingers and keyboard of egg salad

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:11 p.m. CST

    If it's a more elaborate Warlords or

    by Jonah Echo

    Mongol, I'll love it. I really dug both of those movies. But then, neither of those was directed by Woo, and I think it will make all the difference.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Damn Fred! I had sheriff posse looking for you again

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Were you on Ninja Fred mission that you cannot speak of?<p> I understand.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST

    When ILAGCT

    by Jonah Echo

    is attacking Egg, you know his schtick is done.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST

    oops

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    i mean 10 grand, BIG fuckin oops

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST

    "It's been a very long time since I've smelled beautiful."

    by rbatty024

    I only saw the first one intermittently on cable, and even then it was for no more than ten minutes at a time. Vin Diesel's career ain't exactly on fire right now so I think rebooting old franchises is the only way to go. Unless he decided to hone his acting craftsmanship in order to receive more varied roles. Actually, I'm just joking about that last one.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Best part of Socrates

    by kungfuhustler84

    were the ear biting scenes.<p>I want to discuss the movies more but I really don't want to spoil them for anybody who hasn't seen them. Who has seen what?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:14 p.m. CST

    egg salad....Indy 4 fan? Yes?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I knew it...you diseased cunt.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Yes, it can play any file

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Fred will be off Friday! Can't wait to watch movies

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Danny..you're breaking the embargo..

    by Jonah Echo

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Fred

    by Mavra Chang

    Was that the one from Wal Mart?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Kungfu

    by Jonah Echo

    I have seen all of them. I quite enjoyed Mr. Socrates. Good film. And the ear biting was probably the best scene.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:17 p.m. CST

    ChittyChittyGangBang

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Fred was possesed by an alien Pos that spoke Scottish! It infected Dirk first. Mavra Chang and ThereWolf exorcised it out of Fred with Thunderbird - they did not have any EverClear. Fred feeling fine today, but Dirk suffering withdrawal symptoms. It

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    I said I'd only agree to the embargo if I got the payola...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Egg will be banned within a few minutes anyway. He always slithers off to his local church to visit Father O'Reilly.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    kungfu..

    by Jonah Echo

    what did you think of running wild? I was surprised how much I liked that one.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST

    That should say Alien Pod

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Yes Mavra Chang - it was from Walmart

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    funny fred

    by Jonah Echo

    because I thought you meant Alien P.O.S. and then I could imagine Nick Nolte growling "infected by some alien P.O.S that spoooke...SCOTTISH!" And with that he downs the everclear after popping ecstacy.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Dear God, Thunderbird?

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Geeez, that is like koolaid with rubbing alchohol mixed in.<p> Also doesn't it cost like two bucks per gallon?<p>

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Jonah Echo

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    That made Fred laugh! <p> What the word? Thunderbird! What's the price? Twice as nice!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Ha, I thougt alien P.O.S too!

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Like it wasn't a good alien, but sort of a crappy one.<p> Sort of like comparing a xenomorph with the alien from My Favortite Martian.<p> Ha, I got myself chuckling.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Fred

    by Mavra Chang

    That means I might be able to fit one into my budget soon. I'm doing slow tech device updgrades. The tv will probably be my finale, as it still works well, despite it's age.<p>I'll be back later. I've promised to try to fix my neighbor's computer problems today. Ciao!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Fred did not mean it that way - but it does seem funnier

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Fred not mean to swear though. Might have to wash mouth out with soap.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Fred gonna get back on topic

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Fred loved Pitch Black. It is in Fred's top ten all time sci-fi. CoR is not so good. Fred would like a return to a simpler storyline. Fred think the idea of a Prequel to Pitch Black is excellent. But they would not do it, because that would be admitting they were wrong about CoR.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    good night egg salad forever.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Fag.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    dont forget to spit on your hand first salad

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    vern -

    by palewook

    "1. CHILDREN OF MEN. 2. WALL-E. 3. SUNSHINE. 4. WAR OF THE WORLDS. 5. SERENITY 6. STAR WARS PART 3" <p> (3) sunshine, fails so bad in the 3rd act it erases a possible great sci-fi film into pure shit. failing to make the list (4) war of the worlds? come on. its ok, but its not better than CoR. (5) SW3??? Noooooooooooooo. Don't even get me started on the silly dialogue in this thing. Wish I had been on something during my viewing of SW3, it might have been an ok comedy then.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST

    palewook

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    How dare you speak ill of a Star Wars film....how DARE YOU SIR!!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Goodness palewook

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Surely you can mean classic cinematic vernacular as a robot coughing?<p> Oh crap I have made a remark against a Star Wars movie!<p> Rage, Lucas lovers, Rage!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST

    dude...he was sick.....what the fuck?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Sunshine

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    i agree Sunshine got a bit "WTF!!!" towards the end...mainly when Mr. Crispy showed up, but other than that...i really enjoyed it.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Running Wild

    by kungfuhustler84

    was a little long, but a really good movie nonetheless. Not as good as A Bittersweet Life in my opinion, but it had a really great evening. A pleasant surprise since, like Daisy, I had no clue what it was about prior to seeing it.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Apparently....

    by Darth Macchio

    Twohy originally planned on Dick Riddick getting killed in PB but test screenings favored the character so much that he flipped the death scene in the end (no spoilers here if u haven't seen it!).<p>I agree with the above....the Dune-like politics didn't fit his character...proverbial shoving of a circle through a square hole. Get him back to the raw and edgy with any antagonist being INhuman...not simply gothic-y humans and Colm Fiore (yes, horribly miscast) with that silly vampire-blur speed thing. Plus, the fight at the end of CoR was pure shite...I don't believe Diesel has any specific training or did any training (I read about some mutt version of martial arts but it looks like brawler shit to me) but that one simply and quick fight in PB was about a million times kewler. Even the line "Did NOT know who it was fukin with" works. Roots will bring Riddick home...not political intrigue and a hundred new side characters (and even tho Alexia is a superhottie, I still didn't see her as a badass....much...anyway.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Oh and if u think RotS > CoR...

    by Darth Macchio

    I've got just one word for you...<p><p><p><p>"NOOOOoooooooooo!!!!!!!!"<p>End of discussion, no?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:54 p.m. CST

    I liked War of the Worlds better than CoR

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Just saying, it had giant robots.<p> And the scenes where the tripods attack the ferry and when they rise up out of the ground trump anything visually I saw in CoR.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:56 p.m. CST

    I agree Fred

    by kungfuhustler84

    All the Chronicles of Riddick love is a little confusing. The main bad guy was obnoxious, tame, unintimidating (especially compared to the protagonist), and totally worthless. The dramatically increased scale only seemed to distance me from the film. It didn't have the personal stories of Pitch Black. Also, the visuals were lazy, mediocre, and similar to so many other things thanks to all the CG. Whatever happened to CGI being used to effect in the first movie? I've mentioned this before, but remember when the guy with all the lights gets separated, and he expels the liquor on the fire, illuminating all the creatures? What a great shot. Another cool one was when Riddick got in the face of that one monster so he couldn't see him, and he was mirroring his movements. What a cool, clever scene. I can't think of anything in the sequel that even compared to those parts, but I welcome somebody to think of something as cool. Anything to enhance the feel of that totally mediocre effort.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    I agree Chitty....there are some

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    amazing visuals in WOTW. But overall COR is a better watch for me. Its all about the fun factor for me......WOTW depresses me. Its not really fun.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Nobody commented on my Riddick idea

    by kungfuhustler84

    was it just really stupid. It could have promise? Right? Guys?<p>(Goes back to corner, curling into a ball, murmuring crappy movie ideas to himself once again, and nodding occasionally)

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:01 p.m. CST

    WotW

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    War of the Worlds was great....when the shit was hitting the fan as in...humans getting dusted left and right. is it just me....or should Tom Cruises character have beat the shit out of his son then dragged his lifeless body off the hill???...that scene made ME want to beat the fuck out of him

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:01 p.m. CST

    a great visual in COR

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    That one dude walking out into the sunlight on Creamatoria and melting away after he reveals he is a Furian.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Kungfu that breathin of liquor shot

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    convinced me to see the movie!<p> I saw the creatures and had to check it out.<p> Very good scene, sort of the so-called money shot of that movie.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Riddick putting out the candles in that room...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...and proceeding to beat the fuck out of all those guards while machine gun fire strobes the room. <p> That crazy bomb device that slam into the floor that incinerates everyone standing around it....

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST

    True Danny

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    I like the fact that it was depressing as the fall of man should be just that.<p> But guess what?<p> The ending contradicts the mood he was building the while time, wrapped in a neat little package on the porch.<p> Sort of gave me mixed feelings.<p>

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST

    that was a good scene DANNY

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    ....but it was a bit funny in a way, he walks out there and starts disentigrating...hes damn near skin and bones and he falls down....im thinking hes gonna stay down cause he got FUCKED UP, next theing ya know he gets up and takes a couple more steps....now THAT is a bad mother fucker

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:06 p.m. CST

    danny

    by kungfuhustler84

    how far into the movie is that part?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Also Danny

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    When Thandy opens the trap door on the ship and city is spilling past below.<p> I liked that visual. Simple and effective.<p>

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    dont forget Riddicks kick ass escapes

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    like how he dislocated his shoulders to get away in Pitch Black....to wrapping himself in that chain he was hanging from only to unwrap and snap it....very cool to watch

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    yeah they cast all wrong....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    only Keith David is tough enough to play the guy that keeps walking!!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Less fantasy, please

    by Cobbio

    I enjoyed "Pitch Black," but thought "Chronicles of Riddick" was a huge misstep. It was trying too hard to be gamer-friendly and forgot about drama and plausible explanations. I mean, in the first movie, Riddick is just Riddick. He had biologically upgraded eyes to see in the dark, yes, but he's just a dude. Which was fun. "Chronicles of Riddick," however, got too giddy with fantastical "what ifs" and forgot about character-specific issues that make them interesting. Also, is there any explanation AT ALL for why Riddick can do the things he does? Because if there isn't, then the whole story is silly fantasy of the worst kind. What does being a Furyan mean? Is Riddick bioengineered to be a supersoldier, but was cast out with the rest of his race at some point? Because that's a far more interesting and compelling, not to mention badass, basis for a story. All this Underverse shit is just silly gamer fantasy.<p> Unless Twohy brings something more compelling to the next film, which I hope will be a low-budget ($70-85 million) production. That way, Twohy will have to work for every effect and dramatic moment to work, instead of assuming that every huge budget effect "Chronicles" presented WILL work. Lean and mean is always better than bloated and overhyped.<p> I wish Vin well.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:16 p.m. CST

    thank you for the Vin support....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    but this is all just a matter of taste. Personally I find the bio engineered super soldier concent to be boring as fuck. I much rather prefer a mythological spiritual explanation for his abilities. <p> Like "The Force." Spiritual mythology = good......scientific midiclorians explanation = shit. <p> And after thinking about it...I think the underverse is the most interesting thing this franchise has to move forward with. If I wanted to see bio engineered soldiers I would watch Universal Soldier or Soldier-- starring Kurt "Fuck me 'till it hurts" Russell.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:17 p.m. CST

    So we can all pretty much agree on...

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Riddick getting back to battling creatures or a more simple villian than CoR.<p> Maybe smaller budget with more intimate feel for a few characters to wrap up the trilogy.<p> Came in small, went big budget, and now leaves with small budget.<p> I don't have a problem with that.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:18 p.m. CST

    heroes dying to save everyone else

    by ArcadianDS

    *BEYOND SPOILERIFIC*<p> .<p> .<p> Dragonheart<p> Star Wars: A New Hope (technically Ben didn't die, but...)<p> Constantine (he tried to, anyway)<p> Armageddon<p> Star Trek: Nemesis<p> Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan<p> The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe<p> Space Cowboys<p> Arlington Road<p> Saving Private Ryan<p> Children of Men<p> Troy<p> The Notebook<p> The Guardian<p> Cold Mountain<p> Braveheart<p> The Cowboys (or any number of John Wayne movies><p> The Poseidon Adventure<p> Backdraft<p> ALL the Terminator movies<p> just to list a few off the top of my head. yeah - this HAS been overdone.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:20 p.m. CST

    thanks for the list Arcadian....now FUCK OFF

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:22 p.m. CST

    I don't agree of going much smaller....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I think the next Riddick needs to be partly based in the big universe we now know and partly small. Riddick can go off on some journey with a small group. But we must see elements of the larger world. To just completely go small again would be even more jarring......in 10 years time it would make the 3 films feel really stupid to go small, big, small.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:25 p.m. CST

    my take

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    I wanna see a prequel first, something explaining how that Cop (Cole Hauser) caught him because as bad a mother fucker as Riddick is....that cop had to pull some SHIT to catch him....perhaps hiring some mercenaries to help him catch Riddick, then the cop murders the mercenaries after hes caught, i mean he IS corrupt after all, then Pitch Black then CoR THEN end it on a personal but VERY important note....CoR handled all the BIG shit and they could still end it cheaply but effectively, something personal and seemingly small, but HUGE in meaning.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST

    They may not have choice on budget after CoR though

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    But yes, they can make it feel bigger with a smaller budget, but maybe it is my love for Pitch Black talking about feel and budget.<p> But I do not mean Pitch Black small, but really not a whole lot bigger and certainly smaller than CoR.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:36 p.m. CST

    prequel first is good....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ..as I was saying earlier it would be cool to introduce characters and details we do yet know about Riddick....something that will be very important for the 4th film.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:38 p.m. CST

    More

    by Cobbio

    I know you love this series like no other, DannysDickblood, but in order to give a fuck about characters in a film, I need something to base my feelings about them on. The first film presented a wily, enigmatic badass who could see in the dark and dislocate his shoulders on cue. The story is lean and focused, and the effects, when used, are startling and scary. It leaves a person wanting to know, "What's going to happen next?"<p> As opposed to "Chronicles," which I was bored by after ten minutes due to the story's plodding enormity. The tame, unscary bad guy, half-baked ship and costume designs, lack of explanation for anything, and overblown plot left me furrowing my brow. You maybe don't need explanations for why characters are the way they are, Danny, which is fine, but I do. Think of John Connor in the original Terminator without a backstory. How compelling would that have been? Riddick feels like that to me.<p> I know you see things differently, Danny Dickblood, but in a created fantasy universe (since Riddick is now pretty damn far from science fiction), the best storytellers provide character-specific reasons for things to happen instead of just winging it. Riddick now feels like he's winging it, which I'm not a fan of. I want more.<p> I hope Twohy provides it.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Danny, I never had a problem with you man

    by Kloipy

    and I'm like the king of off-topic. if you don't believe me check this out<p> http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34974<p> I am unable to be on in the day anymore. But I still post from time to time. The only person I really ever had a problem with on here was Glovedone

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:40 p.m. CST

    I hope he does too....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I want everyone to love the third film.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Kloipy-- rock on

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Mavra Chang

    by Media Messiah

    They are selling Riddick in a 3 pack DVD collection at Best Buy which includes, Pitch Black, Chronicles of Riddick and Dark Fury. I think they may also be selling it at Wal-Mart. Anyway, I have seen all three and Chronicles of Riddick is not very good, save for the opening scene, the prison escape and the climax. Dark Fury, a animated cartoon which features the character, is more the direction the sequel should have gone in and I have heard some say that about the video game Butcher Bay. Pitch Black is a great film though, that is the one you want to see. I know a girl who loves it and I just sent her a DVD...that's how I found out that the film has been a favorite of her's!!!!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:47 p.m. CST

    There was a prequel to Pitch Black of sorts

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    It was called Into Pitch Black.<p> Looks like it was filmed documentary style.<p> Anyone seen it?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:52 p.m. CST

    PS-Mavra

    by Media Messiah

    Target sells good DVD/VCR hybrids that are cheap (affordable). The Samsung unit is really nice. I think Toshiba may also have one.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Wahoo!

    by 1895DCSkate

    More Riddick, that movie rocked!!!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Riddick

    by ThereWolf

    I don't blame Twohy for getting ambitious. I'd rather see a director stretching beyond himself than settling into a safe niche.<p>That said, I thought COR was too ambitious too soon. Pitch Black 2 needed to be a small step forward, needed to cement Riddick as a proper hard case and maybe, on the fringe of the story, just give a hint of the Necromongers and of things to come. Then with 3 - blast the Universe open. It's too big a jump from a tight little claustrophobic movie to a full blown space opera.<p>I didn't mind COR, I liked the 'Dune' thing they had going on and I thought Linus Roache's character was the most interesting - they should've done more with him. Though the hell hounds weren't convincing, it was a smart effect when one of them sticks its head through that waterfall.<p>Having set up all this stuff in COR I can't see Twohy backtracking to a prequel, but who knows. Wouldn't like the series to go DTV.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Too many tilted camera shots in Chronicles

    by successor

    <br>The last film I can recall with that many tilted shots was Battlefield: Earth. And we all know how well that film turned out.</br> <br>Personally, I liked "Pitch Black" a lot, but "Chronicles of Riddick" was an illogical mess. Particularly the part where they're on the planet Crematoria. Even if Riddick hid in the shadows, the planet would still be so hot that he'd get fried no matter what. And if anyone could give me a semi-coherent description of the plot, I'd love to hear it.</br>

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Thank you, Messiah

    by Mavra Chang

    Much obliged! Seems to be not as much admiration for the second Riddick film, but it wouldn't be right to skip over it just for that reason. In for a penny...<p>My vcr is pretty good. I bought it myself. The dvd player was a gift, though, from someone who bought several for different people because they were a good bargain. Mine is the only one of the group still running, so I'm betting it's time is limited. Never hurts to do some advance comparison shopping.<p>Tell ChocolateReign it's ok if he passes along my email address to you, if you want to chat sometime.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Perhaps Much

    by throwingpies

    I think that Pitch Black was super cool and CoR was mired in idiocyncratic and self-fulfillment daydreaming. But something about CoR keeps me from hating it and wanting to see more. I don't know... It has my odd support behind it.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST

    ChittyChitty

    by DocPazuzu

    I saw Into Pitch Black when it was first broadcast on SciFi way back when Pitch Black opened. I'm also the proud owner of the Japanese special edition DVD of Pitch Black which contains the "prequel". <p> It's not very good. Very cheap looking and Diesel's hardly in it.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Japanese special editions

    by kungfuhustler84

    are always way better than any other version.<p>Speaking of which, where the hell is my Director's Cut of Kill Bill with the full color House of Blue Leaves sequence and the totally unedited scenes?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Kloipy

    by Xiphos_2

    Skip right over Egg Salad tosser and Cock Tease postings because those are Glovedone/Braffed. You would think that a person who claimed to have graduated, alegedly, from Duke University and has a "thriving" mental health counselling business would have been more orginal in his thinking, but no.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Xi! How's it going man!

    by Kloipy

    Yeah, i figured that was him. I saw him say 'pumpkin and baby boy'<p> dude the 'Duke University' thing is HILARIOUS! and if he is in the 'mental health counselling business' than I feel so sorry for the poor saps going to him, people probably killing themselves left and right

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Pitch Black lovely little film

    by G100

    CoR was problematic but not complete shit. (unlike Babylon AD by the looks of things)<p> <p>Pitch Black felt like a geat science fiction short story done with style but not overblown and happy with what it was.<p> <p>It may not have been up there with The Thing or Predator but it was good stuff and a nice surprise.<p> <p>Personally I'd prefer 4 or 5 small(ish) (relatively of course) smart movies like Pitch Black to a bloated needless enfranchisement.<p> <p>P.S. going to watch Red Cliff soon.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Damn

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Egg Salad and Cock Tease's identities are known?!

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST

    DGDB

    by Xiphos_2

    Yes sir, salad tosser and cock sucking tease are the same numb nut, one glovedone/braff. The wierd talking to himself under two names, the use of the term pickle, babt boy, pumpkin and the general loserness of the post, plus the insatiable need for attention all point to little braffy boy as salad tosser/cocksucker.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Kloipy

    by Xiphos_2

    Things are well. How goes it for you?

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Intewwwesting.....vewwwy intewwesting

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11 p.m. CST

    ...and now an excerpt from Stephen Baldwin's book....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ..."The Unusual Suspect." <p> "I can honestly say that part of God's plan for my life was for me to ignore the advice of my managers and make a movie that was universally panned by the critics. Yes, God wanted me to star in a film about two brainless slackers who spend their days watching television, making out with their girlfriends, and drinking large quantities of various substances… The film was brainless and pointless and hilarious and God wanted me to make it. I didn't think like that at the time. Making Bio-Dome played right into my usual, let's have a good time attitude. God had other plans, I just didn't know it at the time." <p> When I say God wanted me to make this movie, I do not mean to imply that He approved of everything in the film. The film contains stuff that does not reflect the life I now live. I haven't even allowed my children to see it. <p> I know some people think the movie kept my career from really taking off the way it could have after The Usual Suspects. People who think that don't realize that without Bio-Dome I could not have the career I have today, and I'm not talking about movies. <p> The critics may have hated Bio-Dome, but kids loved it. They loved it when we first made it and they still love it today. Everywhere I go I have some kid in his late teens or early twenties come up to me and tell me that this is their favorite movie. Most have never seen The Usual Suspects, or 8 Seconds or Fled, or One Tough Cop or any of my other sixty movies, with the possible exception of The Flintstones In Viva Rock Vegas. But they've seen Bio-Dome over and over again. That's why God wanted me to make the film. <P>I didn't know it ten years ago when I agreed to become Doyle Johnson, but God had already called me both to know Him personally and to impact the youth culture in America with the Good News of Jesus Christ. I didn't know it because I didn't know Jesus at the time. One of the reasons kids will listen to me today is because they recognize me from the movies. But not just any movie. One movie: Bio-Dome."

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Free Mahi Mahi!!! Free Mahi Mahi!!

    by kungfuhustler84

    Bio-Dome is my 16 year old sister's favorite movie.

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:46 p.m. CST

    WHOLLY SHIT!!!!!!!!

    by Series7

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:46 p.m. CST

    WHOLLY JESUS TITTY FUCKING CHRIST SHIT!!!!!!!!!!

    by Series7

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Have you seen this?

    by Series7

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:47 p.m. CST

    I mean have you seen this?

    by Series7

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Of course by this point you all know what I am talking about.

    by Series7

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST

    <P> ST3 <P>

    by Series7

  • Aug. 27, 2008, 11:57 p.m. CST

    NOT FOR ME. NOT FOR ME!

    by BringingSexyBack

    That's the defining moment for Riddick for me. It was not about shadowy monsters, Pitch Black was about one man's redemption, and the love he almost knew.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST

    What are you talking about Series?

    by kungfuhustler84

    Just what the hell are you talking about?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:06 a.m. CST

    by Series7

    HOD WAS WRONG! <P> You can no longer believe the lies this man is feeding us. STARSHIP TROOPERS 3 is one of the best god damn movies in years. It was seriously awesome to most awesomeness of awesomes. If you have not seen it consider yourself banned until you do. I don't know why or how this movie didn't get bigger then it was, but it was fucking amazing. Its just so fucking bat shit crazy. Everything is ridiculous for ridiculous sake, like they were trying to appease some unnamed god with its over the topness. <P> Any movie with the line "Dix saved my ass every day." has to be classic.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:06 a.m. CST

    XIPHOS

    by BringingSexyBack

    I thought Salad was Braffed, too, but on closer inspection I think he's in fact the reincarnation of the legendary Gabriel Grey. <p> Or he could be some new guy. Braffed had a similar style but Salad cuts much much deeper.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Hahahaha

    by kungfuhustler84

    got it Series. I will definitely check it out now.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Its a movie

    by Series7

    That needs to be seen with beer. Doctors orders.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Fuck yes...finally some Starship love!!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ST3 looks fucking awesome. I'm gonna watch it as soon as my weak heart can handle it.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:21 a.m. CST

    HOD trash ST3? WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT?!!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Series7....

    by second cousin of phartegod

    I've been wanting to watch ST3, is it really one of the greatest cinematic achievements of the last 4 years? Does the abundance of Dix make this movie worth the price of an entire small country?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:39 a.m. CST

    ST3

    by Series7

    Its quite possible the greatest DTV movie ever made. Like half the shit that happens, you are just like, I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY ARE REALLY DOING THIS SHIT! Its awesome. I don't want to blow it WAY up and let you down. But its tons of fun, and you can tell that they just ran with any idea that anyone came up with. Just wait till you see the music video featured on the DVD.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:39 a.m. CST

    BSB

    by Xiphos_2

    I'm sticking with the Braffed theory.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Stupid question time

    by Xiphos_2

    ST3 is out I guess?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:42 a.m. CST

    came out a few weeks ago in the states Xiphos...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Greatest DTV movie ever made?

    by second cousin of phartegod

    Don't tell me it's better than Shark Attack 3: Megalodon.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:43 a.m. CST

    alright good nite peeps......gotta let my dick rest...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Xiphos...stay safe over there. <p> Series...always double bag it, you don' know where that bitch been! <p> PEACE!!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Later DBlood.

    by Series7

    Its a good day to die, when you know the reasons why.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Ok

    by Series7

    Passing out to Redbelt. Later fulls.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Ohhh

    by Series7

    There is one small let down with ST3, in that Dix doesn't get his ass blasted in the end. Seeing that Casper has been waiting to do any movie since the first one (has he done anything since the first one?) he should've just killed Dix.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3 a.m. CST

    I can't be the only person outside the US Reading this

    by Xiphos_2

    Can I? C'mon where the Aussies at? or the Early rising English for that matter hell any Europeans. I'll even except a Frenchie at this point. Jesus people help me out here.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:09 a.m. CST

    'Sup Xiphos

    by Pondscum is Banned

    The lovely Mavra Chang has coerced me to start posting again on these long threads. <p> I've tried to stay away from AICN because of the banning fiasco. It was particularly ironic that on the day many of us were banned, Harry and Mori gave out long diatribes about free speech and embargos and not kowtowing to corporate bullying - hypocritical shitbags. <p> I've been out partying a lot and need to catch up on what's going on. So what's going on?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Scum My man!

    by Xiphos_2

    Whole lot of nothing going around here. Same old, same old.<p>I don't know if you caught my post to you on that infamous SG TB I welcomed you to the banned wagon. It's a place I know very well.<p>Between parties did you get a chance to work on Mall Ninjas vs The Zombie Hoard?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Pondscum I forgot this in post

    by Xiphos_2

    I neglected to mention that Mavra Chang is good people. It needed to be noted again, now that she worked her wiles on you and got you to make an appearence.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Is it hoard or horde...or even whored?

    by Pondscum is Banned

    Sorry Xiphos, haven't even started the script for Mall Ninjas, but I will do...and then I'll send it to you and make you read it! <p> Still love the way none of the Mods have had the balls to say which one banned me and why. Bunch of cowardly douche nozzles (as the young people say). <p> Anyways, I liked Chronicles of Riddick, but mainly for the production design, it was a great looking movie and no mistaking. <p> My guilty pleasure this week was watching Tales From The Crypt: Demon Night on cable again. If you've never seen it, then bear these facts in mind - <p> The protagonist looks like Gordon Ramsey from Kitchen Nightmares. <p> Mrs. Will Smith is in it as a sassy, tough, ghetto chick (quelle surprise). <p> Billy Zane actually puts in a great performance as Satan, despite having drawn on eyebrows. <p> But my favourite bit of the movie is when Gordon Ramsey says to Mrs. Will Smith 'When did you get out of prison?' - He says this to her because she's still wearing her prison denims. Fuck me, she's been working in a hotel for several weeks and is still wearing her jail clothes. I know minimum wage is shit, but there is a thing called Wal-mart. <p>

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:50 a.m. CST

    I guess I'll go grab some lunch

    by Xiphos_2

    seeing how I'm the only one about at the moment.<p> I need Jarv to get back from his Holiday. That gave me somebody to talk to while all you lazy folks are in your beds over there.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:59 a.m. CST

    I hear ya Pondscum

    by Xiphos_2

    Of the seven or eight times I've been banned I never knew you did it and after like the third time I quit trying to find out.<p>I thought that CoR, was uneven but sort of fun. I liked the over the top set designs and of course riddick was cool and it had some good action pieces but it was uneven.<p>However it must be stated for the record, Alexis Davalos is one tasty looking bisquit that I wouldn't mind buttering up.<p> I don't think I've seen Demon Night, or if I did, I'll have to check it out again because it ain't ringin any bells.<p> Gordon Ramsey you say? I always want to crack that smug bastard one, right in the chops, every time I see a comercial for Hell's Kitchen.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 5:35 a.m. CST

    Good to see you here, Pondscum!

    by Mavra Chang

    I told you you'd be welcomed! Now if I could get ChocolateReign to drop in as well, things would be a little closer to being right in this site. I would also add Monster2BPitied to that catagory, but I don't know his address. If you know it, would you please pass along my best wishes?<p>Xiphos, how's it going? I'm glad you were here for Pondscum's visit. You guys take care and I'll catch up with you sometime soon. Cya!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Death at a Funeral...

    by just pillow talk

    Who's seen it? <p>Started off slow for maybe the first third or so, but damn, it got pretty damn funny.<p>Anytime you end up with a midget tied up on acid = high quality entertainment.<p>Series...speaking of quality, that was a great recommendation for ST3. I'm sold. Added to my queue. I will now wait for enlightenment to arrive. Perhaps I will fast in the meantime.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 6:54 a.m. CST

    good morning all..hi pond!

    by Jonah Echo

    JPT, I liked Death at a Funeral, and anytime Peter Dinklage shows up, it's a good thing. Viva la Station Agent!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Good morning Everyone

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Do we have a new addition to the group? Hello Pondscum is Banned. Fred very happy today. Boss on vacation! Hee hee

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Oops, how rude...Hello Jonah and everyone

    by Pondscum is Banned

    Sorry, I should have given a big shout out to people....so Hello! <p> I'll also take this opportunity to thank Mavra, Chocolate Reign and Media Messiah for keeping in touch and to Xiphos, johnnyjlawless, FMB and D.Vader for continually contesting the bannings. (and for coninually giving JackNanceRevenge a hard time). Cripes! Even WhinyNegativeBitch was being supportive at one point - how weird is that? <p> As for AracadianDS, Nice Gaius and Lord John Whorfin - words cannot describe the loathing, contempt and disgust I feel for you. <P> Other then that, the TV show Andromeda was on telly this morning and I've noticed that just about everyone on it looks like an ex-porn star.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Hi guys

    by Mavra Chang

    Last post for me this morning. I'm falling asleep! I haven't seen Death At A Funeral, but I did see The Station Agent. That was a great movie. I enjoyed watching the neighborhood people insinuating themselves so easily into FinBar's life while he tries to remain aloof and dignified, despite their various quirks.<p>Several people here recommended the book "The Walking Dead" to me. My copy arrived yesterday and I just finished the first chapter. I'm already certain that I'll be ordering the rest of the series (and have a fellow zombie-fan coworker waiting to borrow this one when I'm done). Thanks for telling me about it. Later!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Hello Mavra Chang

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Goodbye Mavra Chang sleep tight, don't let space bugs bite - or make sure you have Marvin the Martian gun that can deliver extreme predjudice!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:25 a.m. CST

    hey guys..

    by Jonah Echo

    shall we continue our exploration of movie years? To everyone new, over the past few days we have been recapping years in movies, starting with 1998(for no real reason) and we have done about two a day amidst all the other random chatter. <P> So, we are up to 2002. The good? the bad? the great? <P> I recall really enjoying that year of film , but I was in college having a great time, and later that year I met the woman who would be my wife, so it might have colored my vision a bit. Above all else, I remember 2002 being a HUGE year for re-releases. <P> I saw E.T., Amadeus, Cinema Paradiso, Metropolis and Lawrence of Arabia all in re-releases that year. <P> As for the year itself, does it hold up? I don't know. Lets check it out.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:25 a.m. CST

    bye Mavra..

    by Jonah Echo

    take care!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST

    2002

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Lilo and Stitch!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:34 a.m. CST

    2002 redux

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Blade 2<p> Two Towers <p> Bourne Identity

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Lilo and Stitch...

    by Jonah Echo

    Fred, good choice. I remember going to see that, and it being sold out so a whole team of us went to Minority Report instead. Somehow, I missed Lilo and Stitch after that, but a friend gave it to me as a christmas present, and I remember we all sat and watched it the first time I introduced my wife(girlfriend at the time) to my family. Typically I have already seen stuff by the time I watch it with my parents or whomever, but I hadn't watched it either and I didnt expect it to be as touching as it was. By the time he is wandering around, crying out "Family!" I was done.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:35 a.m. CST

    I don't know what's worse, being Rick Rolled...

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    ...or being slandered by one of my own.<p>I don't remember trashing ST3. In fact, I proudly remember saying last week that I was probably the only one of us regulars who had taken the time to watch it.<p>It is by no means a great movie but it was so outrageous I had a good time. And even though the production budget is way down from the first movie, a lot of the wit from Verhoeven's is present here.<p>I'm not a fan of DTV movies, but ironically I have watched 3 in the past two weeks which is 2 more than I've watched my entire life. Between ST3, Pathfinder and Pistol Whipped, ST3 is the clear winner. Pathfinder wasn't bad and although Vern and DGDB told me otherwise, I watched most of Pistol Whipped at x2 speed.<p>I need to go find my post because this is bugging me now. I'm certain I said ST3 was mostly entertaining and certainly worth a rental.<p>Stephen Baldwin is a douche. He and Kirk Cameron need to combine forces and formed the Washed Out Ministries. The Church of Chang will steamroll them.<p>Death at a Funeral was hilarious and not only was Peter Dinklage awesome, but so was Alan Tudyk.<p>Pondscum and Xiphos? Wow, this TB is really heating up. Sweet!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Yea, I thought so HOD..

    by Jonah Echo

    when I saw that saying you disliked ST3, I thought you were one of the few who saw it and recommended it. I think you recommended it with alocohol, but nonetheless, you liked it.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:37 a.m. CST

    And of course...

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Pondscum

    by just pillow talk

    Did I read you right, contempt for the good MNG?<p>And I'm pretty sure Hawaiian did not slander ST3 either.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Stephen Baldwin..

    by Jonah Echo

    wow...it's stuff like that I find rather embarrasing. So, Stevie does this mean your new ministry is making Sci-fi channel originals? Or Scare Tactics? How did that fit in?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    hah..I enjoyed the veggie tales movie..

    by Jonah Echo

    should I not have admitted that?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Fred was going to name Dirk - "Stitch"

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    But thought that would be too much geekiness for an Amoeba to handle. He would get teased

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Chitty!

    by toadkillerdog

    Heh heh heh - fair warning countdown in 5...4...3...2

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Neigh Means Neigh!

    by toadkillerdog

    hah! <p> Hi Fred long time no see!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Loved The Transporter in 2002

    by toadkillerdog

    I have to admit i chuckled at Scoody Doo. HOD you did indeed defend ST3 I think whoever said you did not got confused or was drunk.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Hello Toadkillerdog

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Fred enjoyed Scooby as well - it a guilty pleasure. Fred loved Scooby's laugh! Fred forgot about Transporter, that was a darn good movie.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:49 a.m. CST

    2002 also gave us a run of the supernatural

    by Jonah Echo

    thrillers, both good and bad: <P> Ghost Ship: ridiculous, but not so terrible really. That kill in the opening was worth it. <P> Below: Ok, I thought I'd like this more, but it was atmospheric and the idea of a ghost who likes playing Glen Miller to scare people amuses me. Loved the setting of the sub for a ghost story. In fact, now more than before I want to see Therewolf's vamp sub movie. Overall I enjoyed this, and it was Twohy's movie he did right before Riddick. <P> Dragonfly: remember this Costner mopey weepy ghost flick? It was pretty silly, but it actually had a great ending. That, I didnt expect, since I had given up on the movie long before the ending arrived. <P> Mothman Prophecies: the better version of "the older ladies man actor loses wife and sees strange crap" story. Richard Gere here, instead of Costner, and the director was Mark Pellington. It's a cool creepy flick that still holds up. Will Patton is good too. Where did he go these days? <P> The Ring: saw this on halloween, and had a great time. It's fun. It aint the original, but it had naomi watts and brian cox, and a horse getting run over by a ferryboat. <P> Wendigo- just felt creepy in it's chilly setting and understated story. Loved seeing Dewey from Malcolm in the Middle as a haunted little kid. <P> Frailty- awesome. Loved this one. What a great idea, and what an excellent direction of said idea.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST

    2002 - my picks

    by Pondscum is Banned

    Hero - martial arts mayhem with some mental orientals! Hiya! I loves me some chop sockey action. <p> Equilibrium - Matrix Batman Ninja Priest goes over to George Orwell's house and does a big poo on Brave New World. <p> Road to Perdition - Tom Hanks grows a mustache and shoots people in the face in this heart warming depression era comedy. <p> Bubba Ho-Tep - Elvis vs. The Mummy, nuff said. <p> Spider Man - web slinging emo fags have a bit of cry and touch each others' hairless bonkers. <p> 28 Days Later - enjoyed the first half and then it went shit. <p> The Ring - Gore Verbinski did a pretty good job of translating this Nipponese horror classic. However, the notion of people watching a film on VHS was pretty laughable. <p> Phone Booth - great low budget 10 minute indy film idea blown out to a feature length film. Good stuff nonetheless. <p> I'll post more when I can think of them.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Treasure Planet

    by Jonah Echo

    is an often overlooked disney effort that I really took a liking to when I saw it. With that and Lilo and in the same year, I thought Disney was poised for a traditional animation comeback. I was wrong. <P> Loved the design and voicework and writing for Long John Silver.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Mothman was great

    by toadkillerdog

    It really does hold up well. I had no idea what to expect when i saw it, but was thouroughly entertained.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Yep JPT, contempt for MNG

    by Pondscum is Banned

    After the banning fiasco, he couldn't wait to crawl up the Mods' assholes and praise them for the bannings. No one likes an ass kissing, brown noser unless they're in a film called Butt Licking Lesbians.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 7:58 a.m. CST

    In 2002 Pondscum

    by Jonah Echo

    the notion of watching stuff on vhs was plausible. I didnt even get a dvd player until winter of that year, and video rental outlets were still renting both formats, with the bulk of stuff being vhs. <P> Also, didnt see Hero until late 2003, and it wasnt released here until 2004, but technically it's a 2002 movie. Bubba Hotep wasnt released here til 2003, same for 28 Days Later. <P> I sort of enjoyed Phone Booth, felt Road to Perdition was uneven with great performances, and liked everything else you listed there. <P> Recall going to see Equilibrium with only a Moriarty review to let me know what it was, and walking in completely blind without as much as a preview. It was odd not even knowing what the film would look like.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 8:01 a.m. CST

    2002 was a fantastic year for movies

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Two Towers was not only my favorite LOTR movie but probably my favorite movie of the year. Lots of good indie's came out that year but a lot of the high octane and shiny Hollywood stuff won me over and took many top spots.<p>Minority Report, Blade 2, Catch Me If You Can, Road To Perdition, We Were Soldiers, The Mothman Prophecies, K19, The Count of Monte Cristo, Gangs of New York, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Treasure Planet, Undercover Brother, Chicago, Reign of Fire, Phone Booth and Spider Man all entertained the bejeezus out of me. And then the indie stuff like Auto Focus, Super Troopers, Adaptation, Bubba Ho-Tep, About Schmidt and 24 Hour Party People was spot on.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Loved 28 days later

    by toadkillerdog

    But Jonah is right it was 2003 over here. I did not see Equilibrium until last year! Bubba Ho Tep - same thing. Enjoyed the hell out of them both.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 8:04 a.m. CST

    More 2002 top picks

    by Pondscum is Banned

    Secretary - spanking perv fest you could watch with your girlfriend. <p> Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - the Gong Show dude meets up with Clooney and kills loads of commies. <p> We Were Soldiers - kind of like Hamburger Hill but good and starring everyone's favourite alcoholic racist. <p> SW: Attack of the Clones - just kidding, what a pile of CGI shit. <p> 8 Mile - wanted to hate this movie cuz of Slim Wigger. But it was suprisingly not bad. <p> Showtime - TJ Hooker rules!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 8:04 a.m. CST

    stuff from 2002 I prob shouldnt like

    by Jonah Echo

    but did. <P> Walk to Remember-yes, go ahead and slam me. It wasn't genius but I liked it. I somehow expected Mandy Moore to go in a diff direction than she did, but she showed potential here. <P> Four Feathers- the original is an excellent film, and this doesn't measure up, but I honestly liked this one a decent bit. This was where I really started to notice Ledger, and Honsou was great as always in it. <P> Eight Legged Freaks- I can't help it. Im a sucker for creature features. <P> Stuart Little 2: It was cute! It was! <P> Tuck Everlasting-It was a bit cheesy, but having actually met Hurt while he was here filming it, and this being the first movie I saw with my wife, it gets something of a free pass. And it had Ben Kingsley as a villain! In a yellow suit! with a yellow hat! It could only have gotten better if he had a monkey named "Furious George" that would chase the children.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST

    And how could I forget Equilibrium

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Thanks Pondscum. I knew zero about that movie when I rented it and was dazzled by the gunkata stuff. I watched it again the next day. And Frailty was great.<p>I watched ST3 stone cold, but I recommend HIGHLY (I can't stress this point enough) that you have a couple drinks before you put it in and a constant drink in your hand throughout. Guaranteed good time.<p>I'm the Hawaiian Organ Donor and I approve of this message.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Brotherhood of the Wolf / 8 Legged Freaks

    by Pondscum is Banned

    BOTW - what a great film, I really, really liked it even though it was full of French people, like talking in French and shit. <p> 8 Legged Freaks - spiders are freaky fuckers. The jumping ones killing off the kids on their dirt bikes was particularly groovy. <p> Still had VHS outlets in 2002? Where do you live Jonah, South Ossetia? Just kidding, I suppose it was plausible but VHS had really been killed off by then especially as people could watch DVDs on the Playstation.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 8:21 a.m. CST

    The summer of 2002

    by Jonah Echo

    Spiderman-Quite a bit of fun, and it was refreshing because at this point we were used to superhero movies never respecting the source material even a little. Yea, the goblin's suit was weak, but this got far more right than we ever expected. And in a world of largely crappy comic book movies, something that was just good made us cheer. <P> Attack of the Clones-y'know, I liked this. I did. This was like a 200 million episode of Flash Gordon. For better or worse, if this technology was available in 77 I think this is what Lucas would have done with Star Wars. Overlook the stilted dialogue, and this has a cool, pulpy feel. <P> Sum of All Fears-It was ok I guess. It was odd watching my hometown of Baltimore obliterated by a nuclear weapon so soon after 9-11. The rest was forgettable. <P> Spirit: Stallion of the Cinnabon Saw it with a girl. Sue me. It wasnt that bad. <P> Undercover Brother-wow, that was funnier than it should have been. NPH ripping out someone's spine. <P> Insomnia-good remake. Creepy Williams. Creepy Alaska. Pacino sure looks tired. <P> Windtalkers-No John. Bad John. Hopefully Red Cliff makes up for this and MI2 and Paycheck. <P> Bourne Identity-no one expected this to be good. And no one expected to be involving and exciting. But it was, on both counts. <P> Minority Report-maybe I have no taste, but this is one of my fave Spielberg movies. Loved pretty much everything about this, and saw it a couple times in the theater. Second or third best movie of the year. <P> Men in Black 2: meh. best part, clan of aliens living in a locker. <P> 8 Legged Freaks-I had fun, that was all. <P> Stuart Little 2-same as above. <P> K-19-oh so slow, but not bad. <P> Reign of Fire-dragons, it had draaagoons!! Can't dislike that. <P> Spy Kids 2-wow, they vomitted this up quick, and it showed. Uggh. <P> Signs-yea, I love this movie. The invasion stuff is silly, the first I saw it I thought when all the actors point and stare at Shymalan that it just became some sort of meta-film where all the characters saw the director and recognized the source of their anguish, and Gibson would end the alien invasion by killing shymalan. oh well, I liked what they gave us. <P> Big Fat Greek Wedding-I laughed. <P> XXX-nope, didnt like it.Though the inclusion of Ramstein helped briefly. <P> Road to Perdition-overrated. Law was great though.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Onto the misfires of 2002

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    The movies I had over the top expectations for but walked out feeling like someone had just kicked me in the ribs.<p>Windtalkers (one of my all time cinematic letdowns), Collateral Damage, The Time Machine, Attack of the Clones, Men in Black 2, ST: Nemesis (idiots broke the cycle) and Die Another Day.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 8:28 a.m. CST

    HOD- good list of disappointments

    by Jonah Echo

    Every one of those I agree with, save for Clones, which I had zero expectations for due to Phantom Menace and enjoyed a little as a result. Windtalkers is the worst of that lot, followed by Nemesis. But I would add another to that list, though it might tick off some: Gangs of New York. It wasn't bad like the others, but it seemed almost irrelevant and after hearing of it for years, it was almost a bitter disappointment. Save for Day Lewis' Butcher, it was a bust.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 8:30 a.m. CST

    The Worst Movies of 2002

    by Pondscum is Banned

    Gangs of New York - over hyped drivel. <p> SW: Butt Attack of the Clowns - George rapes my wallet again. <p> ST: Nemesis - ugh! <p> Resident Evil - Paul WS Anderson. <p> Austin Powers Goldmember - pounding those horses' bones into fine dust. <p> Van Wilder - why? <p> Windtalkers - I didn't go Woo. <p> Undercover Brother - not a black comedy. <p> MIB 2 - just when you finish wiping, another turd emerges from this asshole. <p> XXX - ADD spunk heaven. <p> Mr. Deeds - oh look, Adam Sandler's playing the same fucking character again. How cute. <p> I Spy - with my little eye something beginning with shit. <p> The Tuxedo - too old to fight, too crap to act, Whackie Chan is turd-tabulous in this trainwreck. <p> Boat Trip - again why? <p> Pluto Nash - Eddie Murphy...in space! <p> Ballistics: Ecks vs Sever - can't even remember it, it was so bad.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 8:37 a.m. CST

    overlooked gems of 2002

    by Jonah Echo

    Russian Ark-Definitely an art film, but I think it's mesmerizing to watch. One supposedly continuous unbroken shot, through a huge swathe of Russian history. <P> Rabbit Proof Fence-I love this movie. See it. <P> Intacto-luck vampires. And Mx Von Sydow. A very good thriller. <P> Spirited Away-it wasn't overlooked at the time, but I meet alot of people that didnt see this. This was my fave of 2002, right in front of Two Towers. <P> Adaptation-just great.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 8:38 a.m. CST

    If anyone sees Herb West around today...

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    ...can you ask him if he got the package? FedEx site says it was delivered but I just want to make sure it was to the correct address.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 8:39 a.m. CST

    also Max

    by Jonah Echo

    That was a nifty little film. Anyone see this? And Invincible with Tim Roth, directed by Herzog.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 8:40 a.m. CST

    HOD...mine coming today?

    by Jonah Echo

    If so, Ill stop by before I got to the gym and pick it up.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 8:41 a.m. CST

    also..Punch Drunk Love

    by Jonah Echo

    I got a kick out of that movie.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 8:43 a.m. CST

    2002 sure had some stinkers

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I had forgotten all about Boat Trip (although I think the Latina lead was one of the hottest women I'd ever seen up to that point), The Tuxedo (even JLH couldn't save this with her dripping hotness), I Spy (whoever signed off on that script must have been looking at a ransom note and a box with his son's finger in it) and Mr. Deeds (words fail me).

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Package is on the truck for delivery

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    So you should have it this morning I'm guessing.<p>974562071847

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Watched The Host last night. Thanks HOD

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Truly is a great film even without the creature. But it does have it and that is icing on the cake.<p> Forgot how much I love the brother that went to college.<p> Although my favorite character may be the homeless guy that helps in the end.<p> I mean he lets a guy crash on his mat, then busts him over the head with a bottle, then calmy helps builds molotav cocktails in a car and even more calmly pours gas on a creature and just stands there watching.<p> Man that guy was amazing!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:05 a.m. CST

    chitty...ditto on the homeless guy

    by Jonah Echo

    adding him in there helped give some humor to the end, which isn't really in humor mode at that point. The family, previously amusing, are focused deelpy on rescuing the girl but the bum still gets some funny moments. I also love that crazy firey dance the beast does right after they light it up, and the look in the eyes of the sister as she walks away as it burns. Wow. That is a definite 4 out of 4 star movie.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Chitty, it stands to reason you'd love molotov cocktails

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Glad I could make your evening enjoyable. Wait until you see the other stuff.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:07 a.m. CST

    HOD..might have asked this before

    by Jonah Echo

    but what are your top ten asian films?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:10 a.m. CST

    HOD...I'm already preparing

    by Jonah Echo

    for the asian goodness onslaught that will be my day off tomorrow. <P> Might change, but right now my schedule will be Guard Post, Red Cliff and Shinobi. And I'm gonna rent starship troopers 3 to round it out.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST

    The sister in The Host was bad ass

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    She had a smoking body and that cool calm look after she shot the creature.<p> So fucking amazing.<p> Also when he dropped the cocktail and the camera show the broken bottle burning and all of the sudden the arrow comes down and pokes the flaming wad.<p> So fucking amazing.<p> I have never seen a series of shots and angles that could make running around the underbelly of a bridge so cool.<p> Also the initial creature attack early in the film was among the best I've seen in a long, long, time.<p> I know I'm rambling, but I will watch that film at least four more times before the weekend is over.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:14 a.m. CST

    I'm taking tomorrow off just to catch up on movies

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I'll be watching The Guard Post and then going with something not so recent that I never got around to watching, like PTU or Seven Swords.<p>I expected more Fred with his boss away today.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Yep HOD we set the pasture on fire making them

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    The forestry service came in with a small fast bulldozer and made a loop around the field to contain it.<p> I don't know what was hotter, the grass or my dad's temperature.<p> We never fucked with those things again.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Chitty..

    by Jonah Echo

    It sets the standard high for creature features. Actually, the odd thing is I have a friend who loves cheesy monster crap, all of it, and when I showed him Host he just shrugged and said it was o.k. I can only imagine that he was so looking forward to the cheesy obvious motions of a monster flick, that the originality and unpredictability of the Host caused him to lose his footing. <p> To think I saw that film, Children of Men and Pan's Labyrinth in a 3 day period. The first and third at the theater, and The Host fresh from Ebay.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Stephen Baldwin to run for U.S. Senate....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    naawww. I'm just kidding. <p> Jonah....Steve is probably the coolest religious person on the planet, what do you mean?!! <p> And Pillow-- Death At a Funeral was fucking awesome. I didn't find any of it slow....it had an incredible build. The main guy is great...and I love the shit on the finger sequence.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:16 a.m. CST

    the CG of the beast in The Host was incredible....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...its motion in those slow mo shots is so fucking real it makes me piss myself.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Seven Swords..

    by Jonah Echo

    was interesting. I think I saw a truncated version. It could have been better. <P> PTU was good, at least I thought so.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Danny..

    by Jonah Echo

    once caught the last bit of Dateline episode or something like that. They were trying to create a hook for a piece of unlikely and debauched individuals coming to Christ. The tagline was this. "Reborn? A stripper...a prostitute..and a Baldwin brother." Loved how they kept the last bit there like being a baldwin brother is far more debauched than the previous two. Suffice to say, I didnt stick around to watch the segment.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Chitty, watch the other stuff first

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    The Host isn't going anywhere. It's yours now. We need you to get on the bus so we can discuss this stuff.<p>That opening is impressive though. You gotta love that they threw the creature at us right out of the starting gate.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST

    by the way...goodmorning Danny..

    by Jonah Echo

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST

    "Reborn? A stripper...a prostitute..and a Baldwin brother."

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Oh fuck.....I'm giggling. People are looking at me funny....hahaha.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:23 a.m. CST

    HOD..

    by Jonah Echo

    I love the scene where it runs into that packed trailer and you just see it rocking, and the bystanders looking on helpless, and they we see it burst forth, chasing that overweight guy who tries to trundle away. <P> Love too how they don't know what it is, and someone suggests an "amazonian river dolphin"

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST

    morning Jonah....morning TO ALL!!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:25 a.m. CST

    geez..The Host

    by Jonah Echo

    might have bypassed Gojira as favorite asian monster flick. Need to re-watch Gojira before I start saying that though.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    The Host is so different though...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I wouldn't even really call it a monster movie.....its a family dramedy first and foremost. It could have easily been a kidnapping film about the family coming together and kicking ass to get back their girl. The family moments were great. Without them...it would have been a sci-fi channel monster movie with really good effects.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Chitty..

    by Jonah Echo

    watch Chocolate and Daisy. They rock. As does The Warlords. Running Wild and Mr. Socrates are good too. And you will likely be amused by Machine Girl.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Damn Jonah

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    That's three hard core movies in three days.<p> Can you imagine back in my hallucnagenic days and me watching those three back-to-back-to-back?<p> I would be sitting beside Carl Childers in the nervous hospital breaking out into blubbering coniptions every 30 minutes.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:29 a.m. CST

    I agree Danny..

    by Jonah Echo

    but ultimately the monster is in there, and the parts containing it are true to the genre of monster flick. That's the genius of it. It really is two movies spliced together. You could just throw the family into the monster movie and have a diff flick, or throw the monster into a family movie and also get a diff flick. But the genius here was the monster movie and the family movie collided with one another. My admiration grows as we speak.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    And the day after

    by Jonah Echo

    Pan's I saw Painted Veil and Letters from Iwo Jima back to back. Seriously, that was the best January at the movies ever.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:31 a.m. CST

    and the acting in Host is great....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...the casting was top notch. That seems to be what I have noticed with Korean films....they are very naturalistic with their acting style. There are scenes I'm sure are scripted, but they play almost improvisational.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:31 a.m. CST

    I have the full version of Seven Swords...

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    ...but have held off the last couple years watching it due to mixed reviews. I really need to get it over and done with. Do me a favor Jonah and watch them in this order: Shinobi, Guard Post and Red Cliff. And let me know immediately what you thought of them. Send me an e-mail if you have to.<p>The Filipino family that lives across the street from me are born agains. Every Christmas they put a put out a huge "JESUS" sign on their front lawn, along with a life-sized nativity scene and other assorted Christmas crap. They have 4 girls, all under the age of 8 and I just noticed the wife is preggers again. I guess they'll keep trying until they have a boy. They annoy the phuck out of me.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST

    HOD-- hahaha....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:34 a.m. CST

    I have a new topic:

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I woke up in a cold sweat last night with this on my mind.... <p> Name some films with amazing original scores that are far better than the film itself.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Jonah! I say the Nay! Better than Gojira? Take that back!

    by toadkillerdog

    I liked The Host for the silliness of the family dramedy, and for the very cool monster effects. But it in no way comes close to Gojira.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Right on Danny!

    by Jonah Echo

    That is an excellent observation! My wife and I were trying to figure it out the other day watching Running Wild. It has the same setup as an american action film, it has the same basic plot, and similar scenes but the whole thing feels more real and natural. The villain, when being chased, behaves the way any person being chased would, not the way a "villain" might behave. <P> In Host, when they have that slapstick breakdown at the mass memorial, and as the fighting brothers are being pulled apart, the younger bro leaps up and kicks the other. I always wondered. Was that in the script, or did the actor do that last minute? I think not, since someone could have been hurt(this isnt thailand after all) but it feels like it is, and it gets a huge laugh as a result.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST

    HOD..

    by Jonah Echo

    they annoy you because they are christians or other reasons?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Also notice in the Host

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    The great use of the wide shots.<p> In the day and age of everyone trying to find the new "wicked cool" way to place a camera and get the trendy new angle, you have several simple wide shots that add to the scope.<p> The wide shot in the lab, when he tells the guy to pour the chems in the sink.<p> The wide shots of the creature in the first attacks (both in the parking lot and the lady on the train looking down).<p> Granted there were some great angles and positions, but those wide shots balanced and spread them out.<p> Titties!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST

    I have no problem with Christmas decorations.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    And even though I'm pretty anti-organized religion, I am able to disassociate Christmas and Christianity. I think taking "Merry Christmas," out of it and making it "Winter Festival," or whatever the fuck they try to call it-- is fucking horse shit. Its fucking Christmas!! In our modern age it doesn't have to have anything whatsoever to do with Christianity or Christ. I know Muslim families that put up Christmas lights and get a tree every year. For them it is just a great family holiday......<p> So I'm cool with all the in yo' face Christmas decorations. Its my favorite time of year...

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Kang-ho Song (the loser dad in The Host)

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Is just an awesome actor. He was also in Antarctic Journal, Memories of Murder and The Show Must Go On and pound for pound he can give any actor in Hollywood a run for their money. I'd watch him and the guy from Oldboy in a movie about door to door deodorant salesmen.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Toad..

    by Jonah Echo

    I didn't. I plan on re-watching Gojira very soon. I just wonder if the actual movie-making quality is as strong, or the fact of the bomb metaphor and the cultural impact of Godzilla are what make Gojira such a favorite. I would never talk trash on the big guy. Believe me. I watch that movie almost every year.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Chitty I watched some propane tanks get blowed up

    by toadkillerdog

    In my yoot. Fun stuff I must admit!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Song is great..

    by Jonah Echo

    I remember not instantly recognizing him from Memories when I watched Host, and then seeing him in Antarctic Journal made me see what a great actor he is. A good part of the reason that film worked at all was him.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    I think the store scene was somewhat improvised

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    When they are past the quarintine and sneak back into the store.<p> The father is chastising them for making fun of their brother.<p> The stuff he is saying and the way the other actors look say to me there was some fun outtakes from that scene.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Mollified - for now

    by toadkillerdog

    I have my eye on you Jonah Echo. I tolerate lots of movie bashing -but nothing touches Gojira. You are in danger of receiving extreme unction!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Morning gents.

    by HoboCode

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST

    "And I can tell by the way

    by Jonah Echo

    he passes gas whether he is having a good day or a bad one." Or something like that.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST

    hello Hobo..

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Toad...as you know

    by Jonah Echo

    per our copious kaiju conversations, I have seen many many many giant creature flicks. Gojira will always have an exalted place in their pantheon, as the granddaddy, come what may. That stark black and white imagery cannot ever truly be matched. And most people don't realize how strong the story of the original flick is. Gojira is as much one of Japan's finest cinematic hours as something like Seven Samurai is.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:46 a.m. CST

    morning Hobo!

    by Jonah Echo

    how are you today?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Stuff blowing up is cool Toad

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    When done safe and properly of course.<p>

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Danny..

    by Jonah Echo

    I borrowed Cider House Rules from a co-worker. I'm gonna give it another go round this weekend, and see if anything has changed since 99.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Hung over.

    by HoboCode

    Had my bocce league last night. Little rough around the edges.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Chitty

    by toadkillerdog

    There is nothing like a fire mission when you get to drop an HE round or twenty on a target. I loved being in Artillery!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Hobo..had fun I assume?

    by Jonah Echo

    didnt accumulate any bodies you cant explain this morning?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Not to change the subject, but has anyone seen..

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Time Life's documentary The World at War?<p> I caught an infomercial on it and good gosh that looks like some hardcore shit.<p> I find all that WWII footage both grotesque and jaw dropping at the same time.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Node

    by toadkillerdog

    Bocce and hungover are terms I have never heard in the same sentence before. Bocce and maalox, yep, heard that one!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Jonah...cool...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Chitty

    by toadkillerdog

    I saw TL series over twenty years ago. Not sure if it is same thing re-packaged. But only so much WWII footage exists - so it must be.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    For all you pyros out there

    by Jonah Echo

    Check this out. Look at the pics in order, and read the captions if you can. It's an epic tale of man, bee and fire. All real photos. <P> http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=2243176

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    All right Jonah

    by toadkillerdog

    I believe you.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Make no bones about it, I'd ban all religion if I could

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    But I tolerate it because it's easy enough to ignore and this may come as a surprise but even here in the Bible Belt I can avoid it. And I'm a hypocrite. Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love decorations as does my wife and we put up lights, holly and the tree every year.<p>But the born agains bug me. They are usually the ones trying to convert others (our neighbor has made attempts at both my wife and myself a few times) and chances are you were born right the first time. You just liked the bottle and lines of coke.<p>So long as the religious types realize that being gay is NOT a choice and they let the woman decide what she can do with her body even if they find it reprehensible, then I have zero issues with religion. We'll get along just fine. My wife believes in reincarnation which to me is the zaniest belief of all but we're soul mates so I can let just about anything slide.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Drunken bocce is fun as shit.

    by HoboCode

    It's really all about the bar afterwards though. We went undefeated in the regualr season last night. Lots of celebrating.<p> It also reminds me of a favorite movie line. Guess the film:<p> "The Statue of Liberty serves as a symbol...for naked women everywhere. BOCCE BALLS!!!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST

    "chances are you were born right the first time"

    by HoboCode

    Excellent.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST

    I'm the same way HOD....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...I have no problem with religion as long as it doesn't encourage prejudice, hatred, and converting others.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST

    That was crazy Jonah

    by toadkillerdog

    That just didn't give a damn about the swingset!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Warning for Danny!

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Remember in The Host when the creature throws up all of those bones and fluid.<p> That's what the next morning is like after a night of Everclear.<p> You'll start calling friends to make sure it was strangers you were throwing up and not freinds.<p> Good stuff though!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Speaking as

    by Jonah Echo

    a christian, though I don't really use the term "born again", I'd actually agree with pretty much all you say. Though, I even try to have tolerance for those who seem a bit confused with it all, and play the "let me tell you how to live" game.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Everyone in my life believes in the Big Guy upstairs...

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    ...and is a carnivore and I love them all the same so even though I have a reputation of being the most intolerant jerkwad on the planet, I'm really not. I'm a "whatever floats your boat" kinda guy so long as it doesn't involve hurting women and children. And that's the last I'll ever say on the subject.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Toad..

    by Jonah Echo

    My fave line was "It's so beautiful. I'm so proud to be an american rigt now."

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    it is true though....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...why did nearly every "Born-again," do coke off a hooker's ass? Fuck....they live it up more than I ever have.....

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST

    The Big G

    by toadkillerdog

    Galactus?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:10 a.m. CST

    LOL Danny..

    by Jonah Echo

    Remember the Born Again Busey phase? Dear Jeebus, that was scary.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Busey is the one guy that could convert me....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ....he makes life look fun.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    did anyone else look at

    by Jonah Echo

    the bees vs. rednecks with fire link? Danny, Chitty, HOD. Check it out. For all I know, that's chitty in those pics.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Jonah, I read somewhere about a dude blowing his house up

    by toadkillerdog

    Trying to get rid of insects. I do understand the law of disproportinate escalation though. If a critter wont take the hint with a can of Raid, nuke the beast!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Hawaiian Organ Donor

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    "Whatever floats your boat...." <p> Equinas loves you for your acceptance...

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Toad..the kicker is

    by Jonah Echo

    look at how well shot the pics are. Those are some beautiful photos..of a totally insane irresponsible event!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Hobo..

    by Jonah Echo

    I dont recognize the qoute. what is it?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:19 a.m. CST

    I feel bad for the bees.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...its odd. I like bees more than rednecks....so....<p> But I did get a kick out of the line, "12/23 NEVER FORGET"

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Danny..

    by Jonah Echo

    I agree. I felt bad for the burned bees, but got such a laugh out of the insane euphoria those guys seemed to get from nearly incinerating their house.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    what fucking retards...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Who the fuck would throw a can of paint thinner into a fire....about 15 feet from your fucking house? Douche bags.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST

    yeah....the quality is good. Looks like digiSLR....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Jonah

    by HoboCode

    Splash. When Hannah first walks out of the water and walks i nfront of the SOL tourguide.<p> What's the 12/23 quote?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Oops that was DGDB.

    by HoboCode

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    I loved playing Bocce ball back when

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I need to go pick up a set. I saw The World at War probably 25 years ago on PBS. It's an excellent series, the DVD set is nice but for my money Ken Burns' recent series is the best documentary ever done about WWII from an American perspective. For an all around perspective and to appreciate the British once and for all, the BBC History of World War II is awesome, maybe the best on the subject.<p>And thank Flying Spaghetti Monster for Channel Four as they gave us our first good doc for WWI called The First World War - The Complete Series.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Hobo..

    by Jonah Echo

    follow the link I sent above. That will explain it.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Hobo

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    The hillbilly put a caption on the bottom REMEMBER 12/23.....like mocking REMEMBER 9/11.......except this is a the fall of the Bee Towers.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    HOD

    by Jonah Echo

    I'll watch them in that order, and since I'll be at home, I'll give you a play by play as I see them. I'll just post here, unless you want me to send more detailed emails.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    poor bees.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    That saddens me more than Holocaust footage.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Danny.you missed our recap of 2002

    by Jonah Echo

    did you want a go at it?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    when the hell was that?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Jonah, give me a play by play here if you want

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I'll be watching movies all day myself so I guess I'll just keep the laptop by my side.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    hah. sure thing HOD.

    by Jonah Echo

    we are such movie geeks. I'll do Guard Post first. I'm looking forward to it.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    danny..

    by Jonah Echo

    that was this morning. I didnt do the typical giant list, but we had a long discussion on 2002. It was a pretty great year.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    I'm workin' on 2002

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:52 a.m. CST

    wow...2002 was great...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    <p> About Schmidt<p> Adaptation<p> The Adventures of Pluto Nash<p> Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever<p> Big Trouble<p> Blade II<p> Blue Crush<p> The Bourne Identity<p> Catch Me if You Can<p> Collateral Damage<p> Die Another Day<p> Eight Legged Freaks<p> Frailty<p> Ghost Ship<p> Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets<p> The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers<p> Minority Report<p> One Hour Photo<p> Orange County<p> Panic Room<p> Phone Booth<p> Punch-Drunk Love<p> Rollerball<p> Signs<p> Spider-man<p> Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones<p> Stuart Little 2<p> The Transporter<p> The Tuxedo<p> Undercover Brother<p>

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST

    2002 was the first list I had comedies on i think....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    The Tuxedo, Undercover Brother, Orange County, and Rollerball (funniest fucking movie of all time)

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Danny..

    by Jonah Echo

    no Lilo and Stitch?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Never seen Lilo.....looked cool though...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Pluto Nash, Danny?

    by Jonah Echo

    I thought that was supposed to bad? I never actually saw it. Not really a Murphy fan to begin with.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    '02...

    by just pillow talk

    And let me preface this by saying I probably haven't seen half the movies you gents have seen (like Pluto Nash, which I can guaran-fucking-tee wouldn't be on my list anyways:<p>Black Hawk Down, Bourne Identity, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Catch Me if You Can, Reign of Fire, Road to Perdition, Sum of All Fears, Transporter, Collateral Damage, Count of Monte Cristo. I realize that I ain't seen shit from '02.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:05 a.m. CST

    I have defended Pluto Nash before....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    The backlash was fucking ridiculous. It is a well made family comedy basically. It is an innocent, goofy, family sci-fi. Eddie is good, Rosario is fine, Randy Quaid is cool, and Sam Rockwell's fucking hilarious.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    I missed....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Road to Perdition, and Count of Monte Crrrrrristo. <p> Sum of all Fears?! Fuck me....is that like my Rollerball nomination of so bad its fucking hilarious?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Am I the only one who hated Catch Me If You Can?

    by HoboCode

    It was like watching paint dry.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:09 a.m. CST

    HoboCode....yes you are.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    You have no soul if you don't love Catch Me.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    I caught Pluto Nash on HBO one night

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I was expecting time to stop and Eddie Murphy emerge from my TV a la The Ring and force me to do unspeakable things with a ear of corn where every kernel is a harsh reminder of just how godawful the movie is.<p>As it turns out, it wasn't nearly as bad as the critics would have you to believe. It had a few laugh out loud moments which is a few more than Fool's Gold had.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    HOD....you fucking fast forwarded through Pistol Whipped?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Thats like saying you wore multiple layers to a strip-club to ensure you didn't feel a thing...

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Thats interesting bout Pluto Nash

    by Jonah Echo

    I mean I wont go seek it out likely, but if its on tv, Ill stop and give it a whirl.It's one of those movies that everyone seemed to hate,but I dont know if I ever met anyone who actually saw it. Thanks for the heads-up Danny. I do like sci-fi comedies if done well.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Randy Quaid and Rockwell are both great in it...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:26 a.m. CST

    O.k. lets go 2003..part 1

    by Jonah Echo

    stuff I liked and loved: Overall, it was a pleasant year with great movies, but more likes than loves here, I think. <P> 21 Grams American Splendor <P> Big Fish <P> Bon Voyage <P> Bruce Almighty <P> Calendar Girls <P> Code 46 <P> The Company <P> The Cooler <P> The Core <P> Elephant <P> Elf <P> Finding Nemo <P> Girl with a Pearl Earring <P> Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. <P> Holes <P> House of Sand and Fog <P> The Hulk <P> I Am David <P> I Capture the Castle <P> I'm Not Scared <P> Identity <P> Intolerable Cruelty <P> Les Invasions barbares <P> The Italian Job <P> Japanese Story <P> Kill Bill Vol. 1 <P> Kitchen Stories <P> Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life <P> The Last Samurai <P> Looney Tunes: Back in Action <P> The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King <P> Lost in Translation <P> Love Actually <P> Luther <P> Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World <P> Matchstick Men <P> The Matrix Reloaded <P> A Mighty Wind <P> Mystic River <P> Natural City <P> Oldboy <P> Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior <P> Open Range

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    part 2

    by Jonah Echo

    Open Water <P> Osama <P> Peter Pan <P> Bubba Hotep <P> In America <P> Pieces of April <P> Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl <P> The Reckoning <P> Runaway Jury <P> The Rundown <P> School of Rock <P> Schultze Gets the Blues <P> Seabiscuit <P> Secondhand Lions <P> Shanghai Knights <P> Shattered Glass <P> Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas <P> The Station Agent <P> The Statement <P> The Story of the Weeping Camel <P> Sylvia <P> Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines <P> Tokyo Godfathers <P> Touching the Void <P> Les Triplettes de Belleville <P> Veronica Guerin <P> Whale Rider <P> Willard <P> Wonderful Days <P> X2: X-Men United <P> Zatoichi <P> Zhou Yu's Train <P> Winged Migration

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Only someone like Spielberg

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Could put out Minority Report and Catch Me in the same year. No wonder I'd be willing to be his personal ball washer.<p>So what movie from 2002 did we all agree on?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST

    I think we should name our top 3 from every year....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Pistol Whipped was too by the numbers for me

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    And underused Lance Henrickson. I tried, dude, I really did. Any one of us could have written a more engaging movie.<p>And you gotta understand that I'm new to the DTV thing. Maybe I just need to warm up to this low budget schlock.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Top 3?

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Yikes. That's a flame war waiting to happen.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    My Top 3 of 2002

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Minority Report, Punch-Drunk Love, Signs

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Hawaiian Organ Donor

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Yeah...it is a much different viewing mindset I shall admit. I just have fun with those movies. Pistol Whipped is another one where my buddy and I were laughing non-stop throughout the whole fucking thing. And have the time I couldn't even hear what Seagal was saying...we had to put subtitles on!!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Road to Perdition was superb.

    by HoboCode

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    ...but Seagal is tough as fuck in that movie...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    when he rocks that cop in the police station or smokes those fools in the bowling alley and then bows to the cleaning guy. And that fucking poor man's Jimmy Caan mobster guy, "....when I fucker her in the ass....I promise not to wipe my dick on her drapes when I'm done..."

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Yep HOD we laughed like that through B&R

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    When Ahnuld said "Freeze in Hell" we lost it.<p>

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Puch Drunk Love

    by HoboCode

    Loved that film. I recommended it to a friend, though, and he's still never forgiven me for it.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Punch Drunk is not for everyone....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...I've heard many personal friends say it really disturbed them. It shows the ugly side of people and people just cant accept that in a so-called romantic sort of film.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    yeah...but all kidding aside....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Pistol Whipped was excellent for that sort of straight to dvd cheap action film. It was one of the best I've ever seen in that genre. But when the fuck did Seagal become full on Creole?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:48 a.m. CST

    PSH iwas awesome in PDL.

    by HoboCode

    "SHUT SHUT SHUT SHUT SHUT SHUT SHUT...SHUT UP!!!" <p> <p> You saw a little of that chracter in BTDKYD. Have I mentioned I loved that film?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    The bowling alley scene was good...

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    ...and the Dennis Farina clone getting shot in the restaurant was OK, but Seagal mumbles his lines and the editing was done so quickly to avoid showing that the Zen master has lost a step or two. I look at Sammo Hung who is twice as fat but twice as fast as doesn't require quick cuts to make him look faster.<p>The shootout at the end has a few neat moments. With a bottle of rum and a friend it might have been loads better.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Pluto Nash

    by toadkillerdog

    It is not a bad flick. It aint for the hardcore scf-fi geek, and definitely not for the Eddie Murphy haters, but it is enjoyable for what it is. A goofy moon based mostly family friendly movie.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST

    I refuse to post my 2003 favorites

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    This is where we get into some very contentious territory. And my skin is too thin today to take a beating from every single guy here.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Hobo

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Did you see that commercial for the mattress store on PDL's special features? PSH is like, "Are you lookin' for a mattress?! Then come on down!!" and then he jumps off I think a bus or something with a guitar and bounces off a mattress and just smacks the pavement. Its so fucking funny.....

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Oh shit...here it is!! Everyone watch this...funny as FUCK.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    http://tinyurl.com/3ad7m4

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Didn't PDL have something to do with yogurt?

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Only watched it once, I guess I need to see it again.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST

    I'll work on 2003.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, noon CST

    Favorite Seagal flick

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    For comedy and nice naked chicks I go with On Deadly Ground.<p> For best flick I have to go with Above the Law.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Pondscum is Banned

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Interesting statement considering the nature of the bannings. I'm sorry you feel that way.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Now MNG shows up

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Daaaaaamn! We're getting close to having every AICN regular up in this mug.<p>For the record, I don't have a problem with anyone on this site. I'm like Fred in that regard.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Up in this mug?

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Maybe.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    I like everyone here who isn't a jerk

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    But I also like the jerks. We shouldn't be so quick to judge the jerks - they need love, too.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    hod

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    In PDL....Sandler uses the Snack-Pack rewards to fly around. He buys like a thousand things of pudding because he realizes some loop-hole where its actually worth like 100 times as much as the pudding cost in flier miles. That part is based on a real story.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Frankie!

    by just pillow talk

    See Hellboy II yet? I can't remember if it's out tomorrow for you or already out...

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST

    fave Seagal flick....

    by just pillow talk

    I'm gonna cheat and say Executive Decision since I think it's the best movie he's been in.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    favorite '03 movies...

    by just pillow talk

    Return of the King<p>The Last Samurai <p>Master and Commander <p>X2<p>Runaway Jury

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    top 3 Seagal films...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Out For Justice, Under Siege, Pistol Whipped

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:37 p.m. CST

    HOD--- post your 2003.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Fred is Free! Fred is Free!

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Boss gone, Fred off work Friday (Fredday). Fred do nuthin rest of day but chat online, eat gummie bears and suck air!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:41 p.m. CST

    I have Pistol Whipped coming up in my next batch

    by just pillow talk

    My daughter loves gummie bears. It's her "reward" if she "goes on the potty".<p>aaahhh, the joys of parenthood.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST

    2003 list

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Wow....2003 was pretty lame. Here is what I had fun with.... <p> <p> Bubba Ho-Tep Daredevil<p> Darkness Falls<p> Dreamcatcher<p> Final Destination 2<p> Freddy vs. Jason<p> Hollywood Homicide<p> House of the Dead<p> Hulk<p> Identity<p> Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life<p> The Last Samurai<p> The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen<p> Looney Tunes: Back in Action<p> The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King<p> Lost in Translation<p> Malibu's Most Wanted<p> Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World<p> Seabiscuit<p> Tears of the Sun<p> Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines<p> Willard<p> Wrong Turn<p>

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST

    top 3s for our years..

    by Jonah Echo

    1998-Dark City, Babe: Pig in the City, The Truman Show <P> 1999-The Iron Giant, Toy Story 2,Magnolia <P> 2000- Crouching Tiger, Color of Paradise, O Brother Where Art Thou? <P> 2001- LOTR, A.I., Donnie Darko <P> 2002-Spirited Away, Minority Report, Two Towers <P> 2003-ROTK, Master and Commander,In America

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST

    if someone fed me gummie bears more often...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...I wouldn't be so depressed.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Jonah...didn't we start this countdown on the last TB?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST

    HOD..

    by Jonah Echo

    If you look at my list, I bet you will see at least some of those you are worried bout listed there. At least one of the Matrix sequels is listed there.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Fred's movies of 2003

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    X2<p> Return of the King <p> Love Actually <p> 28 Days later <p> Bend it Like Beckham <p> Underworld<p> Master and Commander

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST

    damn LOTR.....in top 3 every year?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:47 p.m. CST

    your top 3 Fred.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Fred thinks Gummie bears should be required eating

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Then again, if not, it leaves more gummies bears for Fred!<p> Greedy Fred

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    HI ALL!

    by BringingSexyBack

    Just passing by, thought I'd do the hello thing.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Fred's top 3

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    1) X2 <p> 2) Return of the King <p> 3) Love Actually

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    interesting Freddie...

    by just pillow talk

    I enjoyed all your movies, except Bend it like Beckham which I've never seen.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Bend It Like Beckham is a very sweet film...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...it makes me feel happy when I see it.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Fred really like BILB

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    It very funny, and it shows a different culture that Fred never knew much about. Fred recommend it for a rainy day.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Sometimes a movie comes along and catches you by surprise

    by Xiphos_2

    And that movie, for me is Equilibrium. I walked out of the theater stunned by how much I liked that movie.<p>Malibu's Most Wanted is one of those movies I will always stop and watch if I come across it on TV. Always a good time to watch Malibu Most Wanted. That and Houses of the Dead.<p> Yeah technically it sucks but it is entertaining as all hell. Plus it had Lois Lane from Smallville whipping out her sweater meat. If House of the dead had midgets in it it might have been a perfect movie shit movie.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST

    How early do you people wake up?

    by kungfuhustler84

    like 5 in the morning with huge pitchers of coffee beside the computer?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1 p.m. CST

    One of you screen writer folks on here

    by Xiphos_2

    Should do a script that involves zombie midgets. Feel free to jump on this idea. Just make it cool and throw some tits in the story.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1 p.m. CST

    For some reason

    by Jonah Echo

    Bend it Like Beckham and 28 Days Later aren't on the list I had. Both good movies.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST

    I get Moriarty's point now...

    by Jason B. Swaim

    These talkbacks are full of drivel now....

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:03 p.m. CST

    matalo

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Open your mouth and I'll drivel a little urine in there for you to gargle with before bed.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Kungfuhustler84

    by Xiphos_2

    Don't assume its morning for everbody. It nine PM for me.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:04 p.m. CST

    yup...I enjoyed the hell out of Equilibrium too

    by just pillow talk

    Just caught that recently too.<p>Hugs and kisses matalo!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Hello Xiphos

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Stomp any alien bug infestations lately?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    it's 2pm here kungfu...

    by just pillow talk

    Though I may need another cup of coffee soon. Must stay away during my class tonight...

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    28 Days was 2003?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST

    my Top 3 for 2003!!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    28 Days Later <p> Lost In Translation<p> Master and Commander <p> oddly enough I have done a marathon of these 3 films back to back which was a terrible, terrible idea. It made me hate all 3 of them for about a week.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST

    My PDL scene!

    by HoboCode

    http://tinyurl.com/5oe9ce<p> Love the little phone jerk by PSH in the beginning.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST

    awwww fuck....28 Days Later is 2002!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Damnit. In that case I replace 28 with Seabiscuit.....and Equinas agrees, that is one FINE film!!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Any year with a Tarantino or Wachowski Brothers...

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    ...film is a year I don't want to post my favorites because each and every one of you will be lining up to paddle my arse into hamburger.<p>So I'll just go the safe route and say Gigli, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Just Married.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Hobo....did you check out the vid I posted?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:17 p.m. CST

    28 days was released in U.S. in 2003

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    DannyGlovers need to change list - yet again!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:17 p.m. CST

    HOD

    by Jonah Echo

    I really enjoyed Matrix Reloaded when I first saw it. Not up to the first and it made some mistakes, but it's a good action film. Revolutions sort of ruined it for me, but I went to see Reloaded twice in the same week when it came out. <P> Kill Bill Vol.1 is a great time. I think it's the perfect line between the high end stuff and the schlock. I dont really like Tarantino, but I think these movies represent the kind of thing he tries for every time. And that soundtrack was K-I-L-L-E-R.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Yeah DGDB. Great stuff.

    by HoboCode

    I remmeber it from the DVD. I wonder if PSH actually did that? It looked pretty real.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Seabiscuit: Worst movie of all time.

    by HoboCode

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:21 p.m. CST

    PSH is a fucking God.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:24 p.m. CST

    HoboCode -- you were born with an artificial heart!!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    No love for Catch Me or Seabiscuit?!! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Walken in Catch Me If You Can

    by Jonah Echo

    is reason enough to like it. He really captured the heart of the movie. Man, that was a great role, wonderfully acted.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Let me start with my ten favorites of 2003...

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    ...and see if I can narrow it down to 3.<p>ROTK, X2, Oldboy, T3, Love Actually, *gulps* Kill Bill, Last Samurai, Master and Commander, School of Rock and Seabiscuit.<p>Matrix Reloaded and Ong Bak get honorable mentions.<p>It really was the year of the quality blockbuster.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Oh I know Xiphos

    by kungfuhustler84

    I'm mainly addressing the likes of HOD and Danny

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Fred surprised by catch me if you can

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Fred enjoyed it. Fred was rooting for Leo.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Other 2003s

    by Jonah Echo

    I missed: <P> Hero with Jet Li. Man this movie rocked. I saw it in 2003, even though it was released here in 2004. <P> Man Without a Past. Now this is a great foreign film. Anyone here actually see it? It is ABSOLUTLEY worth seeking out. <P> North Fork. An odd film that really works. It seems too stylized or too precious initially, but it all works together in the end. <P>

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Seabiscuit is awful.

    by HoboCode

    It's elitest and offensive to working people. I was enraged watchign it.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:33 p.m. CST

    HoboCode

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Why do you think Seabiscuit was elitist?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Don't think I can narrow it down to 3

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Just too many awesome movies. And I didn't even include the other blockbusters I loved or enjoyed like PotC, LXG, Matrix Revolutions, Underworld, Finding Nemo, Underworld and The Hulk.<p>What a great year for cinema.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Fred

    by Xiphos_2

    Hey my man. Nope, no bug stompings have ocurred lately, unfortunanly. I did, however, get to embarrass the living hell out of a pompous ass French Foreign Legion Captain. Fred, my friend, life is all about the little things like that.<p>And with that I'm going to bed later folks.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    I thought 2003 was one of the weakest years...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    I remember liking Seabiscuit

    by just pillow talk

    It wasn't earth shattering, but it was good.<p>Hero was a great film.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Hobocode.....elitist?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    What? The whole point of the film is how the country was in such shitty condition, the working people needed something to make them proud again and lift them up. Its all about how oppressed the poor were! Elitist my ass. Why...because Bridges is a rich guy that happens to be nice? So thats putting down the poor?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Goodnight Xiphos

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Maybe some Space Bugs will land in middle of night and provide entertainment! Legionnaire tipping probably as much fun as cow tipping.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:38 p.m. CST

    I fucking hated Underworld....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...one of the worst soundtracks of all time and just gimmick after gimmick after gimmick. Its a less interesting Blade film. Scott Speedman is a weak leading man...and that film makes me sick to fucking death of the color blue. Len-- white balance a different color tone once in awhile motherfucker!!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:40 p.m. CST

    kungfuhustler sir.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I'm West Coast...so I come on at 7am when I get in to the office. I was on last night at like 10pm my time....I sleep like a fucking bear.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST

    *tugs on collar*

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Here we go again!<p>Scott Speedman is indeed horrible. I liked it solely for Bill Nighy and you know who in the tight leather.<p>At least I know I have you in my corner for LXG, DGDB.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Underworld failed on a lot of levels.

    by samsquanch

    It's one of those movies that just feels cheap, like there aren't any real people in it, or like the sun never rises in that world. There are a couple of scenes with the characters interacting with the 'real' world, but they seem like backdrops, or stage sets, or something. (I know they actually ARE stage sets, but they shouldn't seem that way) anyway, hard to explain, just something kind of off about it, besides the obvious complaints.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Bill Nighy is always cool....it got so soap operaish...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...at the end if I remember correctly. <p> LXG is pure fucking entertainment.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Hawaiian Organ Donor

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Fred liked Underworld.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Seabiscuit wasn't elitist..

    by Jonah Echo

    It was a pretty straightforward drama, and it was inspiring for what it was.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Hey Samsquanch

    by toadkillerdog

    Good to see you. Almost never 'run into you' except for political TB's.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST

    I agree Sam...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    the whole thing feels like its shot ....on some cheap ass backlot in Eastern Europe. It feels cheap as fuck....and whats her name's ass parading around in tight leather isn't enough to make that movie suck balls. Even if she was able to make me pop wood, the music would immediately deflate my hard on.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Fred

    by HoboCode

    The whole relationship of the richer auto dealer saving the poor and downtrodden jockey is nauseating, and the movie is revisionist bullshit. The movie perpetuates the myth of Seabiscuit being some hero of the working man, when it was just another purebred horse with blueblood roots (actually related to War (Admiral) owned by a rich auto tycoon. Perhaps the people saw it as a her oto their kind but that's becasue they were ignorant of the realities. And the fatc that the movie doesn't adress any of that is insulting.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST

    I think if Underworld

    by Jonah Echo

    had been a DTV title or something we came across, we would have a higher opinion of it. Because it was a full fledged action release in September, and it had that beautiful gothic poster with Beckinsale standing over the city, which I had on my wall for months before the film came out, it was held to a higher standard. As it is, it was an O.K. movie. It was never actually bad. At worst, it was just mediocre.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Xi

    by toadkillerdog

    I hope I have not missed you dude. But if so, have a good one anyway.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST

    I liked Underworld too...

    by just pillow talk

    Granted I love Kate (call me), so that movie could have been anything and I wouldn't have cared as long as I could feast my eyes on those lovely, lovely features.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Too bad, to.

    by samsquanch

    Could have been great. neat premise. I'm kind of sick of gun-toting street-smart vampire cop/soldier/ninja characters though. I'd rather see a vampire movie done right- they aren't people, pretending to be people is part of their camouflage. They don't own companies, they don't conspire with bad humans, and they certainly don't have fucking kids. They're supernatural monsters that like to eat people. 30 Days of Night did a fine job of that, but there wasn't really anything else in the movie besides. I'd love to see a 30 days sequel if they follow the story back to New Orleans, or wherever it was.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Underworld 2

    by Jonah Echo

    was actually sort of good. Anyone agree?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Hawaiian - 2nd package received

    by just pillow talk

    Muchas gracias amigo.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    nope...didn't like Underworld 2

    by just pillow talk

    On your own with that one Jonah.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    samsquatch

    by Jonah Echo

    I started a script last week that is seeking to treat vampires just as you mentioned. Good call. It takes more work that way though, then to just show them as people with fangs.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST

    why the first, but not the second?

    by Jonah Echo

    the second had more story, better fx, better creatures and overall better acting since inclusion of Derek Jacobi and Bill Nighy automatically elevates it.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST

    woops. title line is weird.

    by samsquanch

    hey Toad! Danny.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Anyone here see the flick Perfect Creature

    by Jonah Echo

    more of a DTV title. Had Dougray Scott and Saffron Burrows in it. I thought it was a decent steampunk/vampire flick. Worth renting.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Node

    by toadkillerdog

    A Horse is a horse - of course of course! <p> And you can not use the 'if they only knew' argument. They knew enough and seabisquit was a hero.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Jonah Echo Three words for your screen play

    by Xiphos_2

    Zombie midgets, tits. Nuff said.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:06 p.m. CST

    samquanch

    by toadkillerdog

    All is well in the world dude! I am home relaxing. I have some steaks marinating now, and will be grilling and chowing down as soon as milady gets home.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Jonah, It must be hard to avoid the tropes

    by samsquanch

    If they aren't people with fangs, you have to go the pure monster route. But that path has it's own pitfalls. Do you go the 'Alien' route, with a bunch of plucky humans slowly being picked off one by one? or the slasher-flick route, with a bunch of plucky teenagers being picked off one by one? <p> You know what, though, if you look at a lot of vampire movies, most of them get at least one or two things right. The Lost Boys got a lot right, and maybe that's because it was basically a remake of the 50's serial "horror" teen scream flicks, like "I Was a Teenage Dracula" or whatever. Keep it simple? <p> I've always wanted to see a story about the transformation, really illustrate how vampires are completely non-human. I never watched much Buffy, but there was one episode with a new vamp killing his sister without remorse, which I thought was an element done right. <p> How about a kid who sleeps all day anyway, gets bit when he's wasted, so he doesn't notice, turns into a vampire but doesn't realize because he's pretty nocturnal in the first place? Too campy?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:09 p.m. CST

    sounds nice, Toad.

    by samsquanch

    mmm. steaks.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:09 p.m. CST

    I don't know Jonah..

    by just pillow talk

    It just didn't work for me. I was expecting something else when they were going to be "hunted". I was hoping for the entire vampire & werewolf world to hunt them down. No teamups with another vampire strike team. Just the two of them on the run from everyone.<p>And I didn't like the two bro's teaming up either. <p>Just didn't strike the right cord with me.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    HoboCode

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Fred think you can not apply todays thinking to 1930's sensibilities. During depression, people were grouping for anything to take their minds off of circumstances. Seabisquit became a hero because of the way he ran and won. Horse racing, boxing and baseball were the most popular sports back then. Many people followed them, and did not think it was elitist. <p> You could make same argument about boxing or baseball. Boxers (heavyweight_ made more money than movie stars. baseball players made more than average Americans, bUt people did not stop liking baseball because the owners were rich or boxers had more money. Same thing with horses. The owners had the money, but the horses still had to run.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Underworld 2 was like a DTV movie to me

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    It wasn't great, wasn't horrible, classic middle of the road movie. That said, I own it but may never watch it again.<p>Node, I'll accept your reasons for not liking Seabiscuit even if I don't feel the same way. Nobody understands my reasons for disliking Indy 4 (save for DGDB) so I'll show you some solidarity, brother [hangs head, raises fist in the air].<p>You're welcome, JPT. Hope you enjoy most of them.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Hello samsquanch

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Fred had to look up 'trope'! You should join our little group. Fred always likes to learn new words and hear new opinions!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I always thought

    by samsquanch

    a good vampire flick would have the vampire being sort of an urban myth, like the alligator in the sewer, even have the vampire living in the sewer system (not a victorian mansion). More animalistic, like a feral human. Not totally without intelligence or charm, just completely different than human when not trying to pass for one. Also- keep it supernatural, not scientific. Vamps aren't "another species", they're undead ghouls. magical, evil, the whole nine yards. Hard to avoid the religious angle there, but I remember a great X-Men issue from the 70's, I think, that explains that a crucifix (or, in the issue, Kitty Pryde's Star of David) has power over vampires not because the symbol represents an actual deity, but that it represents the human's own innate goodness and faith. <p> random vamp thoughts. On that note, the HBO show True Blood looks like shit.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST

    sam

    by toadkillerdog

    I think Blade II falls along that path somewhat - at least the next generation vampires that were being built.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Hiya, Fred!

    by samsquanch

    glad to be of service.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST

    HOD on ST3

    by Series7

    I was the one calling you out, not because you didn't like. I don't think you gave it enough praise. It was awesome, and I don't think that point came through clear enough in your review. <P> I hated Death At the Funeral, I didn't like it at all. Maybe laughed once or twice. And I am a big fan of most of the people involved, I even liked Bowfinger.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Howdy, folks

    by ThereWolf

    Underworld, eh? I'll side with Jonah and say Underworld 2 was decent. Back to back with the first one, the story plays out quite well - like one big movie. Don't think Speedman's got the necessary chops, though. Bill Nighy's great.<p>Playing catch-up with the TB at the moment. Lot of reading here...

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:24 p.m. CST

    HOD

    by Mavra Chang

    Thanks so much!!! Fedex was right on schedule. The driver didn't even make it all the way up to the porch before I got there. This is like Christmas! I'm going to watch "The Host" right now. YES!!!!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Hello ThereWolf

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Hee hee! Fred laughing really hard today because someone at work quoted Young Frankenstein!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Nice one, Fred!

    by ThereWolf

    What was the quote?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Hello Mavra Chang! Wow, everyone is here today

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Fred can't wait to get home to start watching flicks!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Send Seabiscuit to the glue factory.

    by HoboCode

    I'm willign to concede the elitism, athough that's how I felt coming out of the film for whatever reason, but the movie reeks otherwise. It was sanctimonious, maudlin Oscar bait at best.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:31 p.m. CST

    ThereWolf

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    It was the 'What hump?' lines. Fred was laughing very hard.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:32 p.m. CST

    And Fred s friend called Fred 'Froadrick'! hee hee

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    That killed Fred

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST

    "sanctimonious, maudlin Oscar bait"

    by samsquanch

    very, very well said. I completely agree on that one.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Excellent, Mavra

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Enjoy! I'm sure everyone here can give you recommendations what to watch first and what to save for last.<p>If you see Herb around, please verify his kit was delivered. I'd hate to think one of his neighbors is wondering why someone would send them a bunch of movies they've never heard of.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Series

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I'm guessing you enjoyed ST3 a wee bit more than me, lad. It was a fun romp, had the feel of the first movie which the second most definitely did not, and the Sky Marshall was priceless.<p>Gang, I've come to a conclusion today. A movie does not exist which we are not divided on, even if it's just one person on the other side of the fence. There's no such thing as a universal classic it seems.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Hi Fred! HOD...

    by Mavra Chang

    I sent him a message. He'd still be at work now, but I'm sure he'll let you know soon. The quality of the movie is amazing! I was expecting subtitles, so that was also a pleasant surprise (not that I mind reading, but this makes it easier to focus on the film). Going back to it now!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Fred have Universal Classic

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Dumbo

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Bambi?

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Hobo

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Your extreme liberalism makes you look foolish at times. You don't see it-- but you are just as close minded as an extreme right winger. You have a problem with Seabiscuit because he was meant to represent the working class but he had purebred roots? What the fuck? That is a ridiculous notion. Say whatever you will...but the history is true. That race made the people of America feel good about themselves for the first time in a very long time....watch a documentary about the subject. Or are all historical documentaries elitist as well? <p> The story of Seabiscuit is simple...it has to do with moving past expectations. The horse was too small and the jockey too big....yet they defied public opinion and went on to become winners. Its a feel good story. Thats it.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST

    The Host

    by ThereWolf

    My favourite scene in The Host is where they sneak back to the shop/ store room, rustle up some grub and start to eat.<p>Then the girl is just there and they all start to give her food, interracting.<p>You can't tell who's fantasy it is. Is it theirs or hers? And watching it for the first time, when she appears it's quite an emotional jolt.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:03 p.m. CST

    ThereWolf

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I agree on that scene. It is bizarre, startling, and heart warming all at the same time.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:09 p.m. CST

    DGDB

    by HoboCode

    In what way is that a ridiculous notion? Anyway I said I was willing to concede that aspect but, regardless the film is still mawkish, contrived garbage.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Dubbed, Mavra?

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I'm going to go cry in the bathroom for a minute.<p>OK, I'm back. I remember when all you had were dubbed VHS versions and then when DVD came out and I could watch Hard Boiled, Seven Samurai, Ran and Gojira with subtitles it was like seeing them again for the first time.<p>I hate to break it to you but The Host is the only one in the bunch that has the dubbed option. Everything else is subtitled.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Hobocode....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...and thats fine to say the shit is on its knees begging for a chance to suck cock for an Oscar... ..its just a ridiculous notion to suggest that there was some sort of elitist agenda involved with the real Seabiscuit event. Moments in history like this are some of the few great American moments that transcend any sort of political agenda.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:14 p.m. CST

    The Host dubbing was pretty good if I remember...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Fred, I've got news for you

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    I've never seen Dumbo.<p>*jumps under desk*<p>Bambi is pretty good. My daughter loves it.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Everyone loves Dumbo

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Fred not met anyone who not love that movie - at least people who have seen it!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    I remember parts of Dumbo...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Its sad as fuck....but very well done.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Disney topic? Favorite 3....and why...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Dumbo...

    by ThereWolf

    Bambi... saw them both so long ago, very hazy memory of those - never seen them as an adult. Fantasia is the business.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Snowball, Meet Hell-Fire

    by LaserPants

    The chance this movie has of happening is vaguely akin to the survival chances of an ordinary snowball meeting hot plumes of hell-fire on planet volcano.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Wow top Three Disney great topic

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Thats a toughie

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST

    I guess...

    by ThereWolf

    the 3 in my above post are my favourites but it's hard to give a 'why' because I was just a kid and they were big, colourful cartoons!<p>'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' music is in Fantasia though, that's a good reason. I love that tune.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    I'm taking Seabiscuit behind the barn...

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    ...if it's OK with everyone. Let's put that sucker to rest. Who freakin' knew it had the ability to fire some folks up. Wow.<p>For Disney I won't include the Pixar stuff since Pixar did all the work. And I assume we're just talking about their animated stuff?<p>1) Beauty and the Beast<p>2) Aladdin<p>3) The Rescuers

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    my top 3 Disneys.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    The Sword in the Stone<p> Robin Hood<p> Lady and the Tramp<p> <p> (in no particular order)

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    DGDB

    by HoboCode

    Who said anything about an agenda? I just said I found the film to be elitist, but that doesn't imply any political agenda. The film is certainly about 2 sets of elitists, one set of which happened to capture the hearts and minds of a downtrodden populace because it was viewed as an underdog. But the story of Seabiscuit was largley a myth as seen by that populace. A big problem I have with the film is that it perpetuates that myth. The book it's based on does as well but at least it actually counters it somewhat with historical facts, soemthing the film lacked almost entirely.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:31 p.m. CST

    I guess the why is difficult isn't it?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I'm trying to think why I like those...and I just have very fond childhood memories of those three. <p> Lady is cool because it feels like a romantic film from that era....not like a cartoon really-- for a large chunk in the middle. I bought this recently and was amazed by how romantic it still feels....I forget I'm watching cartoon fucking dogs. Hehehe. <p> Robin Hood is just a bad ass.....and Sword has some of those great iconic moments I remember from being a kid.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:31 p.m. CST

    3 fave disney traditional animations

    by Jonah Echo

    Pinocchio- beautifully animated, and I think they capture the story in a real fantastic, but emotional way. Jimminy Cricket's character is alot to thank for that. He isnt just a metaphor or a magical animal, he's a pal. <P> Sleeping Beauty-almost completely devoid of irony. It's a straightforward fairy tale as beautiful and deep in it's simplicity as the real deal. <P> Fantasia-TRIPPY. Sleeping Beauty and Fantasia.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:32 p.m. CST

    dont know why the other two

    by Jonah Echo

    are mentioned again. See you guys later tonight.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Sorry. Top 3 Disneys sans Pixar

    by HoboCode

    Beauty and the Beast<p> Snow White<p> The Lion King

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Fred very hard pressed on this

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Dumbo- Fred saw with mom when Fred was little.<p> Fantasia - Beautiful movie and music.<p> Lilo and Stitch - Just a fun movie. <p> Fred feels so bad leaving out classics like Lion King, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:34 p.m. CST

    HoboCode

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    My view is even if the entire thing really was a myth....if it was a staged race created by the government to lift the morale of the country....who fucking cares. It worked and made the hard working Americans forget about their suffering for 5 minutes...so bravo. Good for them.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    now.....HoboCode.....3 favorite Disney films.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ....and no Pixar bullshit.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:37 p.m. CST

    oh didnt see it...Hobo...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Mine are above DGDB

    by HoboCode

    But I'd like to ammend it: Fantasia<p> Beauty and the Beast<p> Snow White<p> The Lion King<p> The Rescuers Down Under

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    For those with kids

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    The problem with Disney movies is you watch them ALL. THE. F-ING. TIME. So that has unfortunately altered my opinion which it shouldn't because a great movie is a great movie.<p>But due to overexposure The Lion King has slid down on my rankings while Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp and 101 Dalmatians have risen because I was only introduced to them in the last year.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    I've never seen The Rescuers movies...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Top Three Disney Animations Sans Pixar

    by SkeletonParty

    1. Robin Hood. (I still do that whistle or sing Not in Nottingham) 2. Lady and the Tramp (Wanted to be half as cool as the Tramp when I grew up, I failed) 3. Jungle Book - (Loved everything about the animals in that one)

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Rescuers Down Under?

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    WOW. Nice to see. I prefer the original but it's wonderful to see some love for Bernard and Bianca.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Really DGDB?

    by HoboCode

    Rent them both. They're both excellent, and the sequel in Australia is an animation masterpiece.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Robin Hood

    by HoboCode

    The Maid Marian fox gave me wood when I was a kid.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Holy shit HOD

    by kungfuhustler84

    I just got your package. You are the coolest motherfucker alive right now. This is just too fucking cool. I have been having a stupendous summer, and you are one of the reasons for that. Thanks a lot for the package man. Any recommendations on what order to watch them in?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Damn HOD.

    by HoboCode

    What did you send him?

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Ah! Jungle Book!

    by ThereWolf

    'The Bear Necessities' is now lodged in my head.<p>Well done!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Song of the South!!!

    by HoboCode

    Just kidding.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:52 p.m. CST

    You guys old enough to remember those...

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    ...vinyl LPs that were basically the audio portion of the movie? They had them for the Star Wars movies and Tron and a few others. I had one for The Rescuers and I played that thing every day for the better part of a year. Back in the day when only rich folks had a VHS machine and it was as big as an engine block.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:54 p.m. CST

    hahaha....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Jesus Christ...judging that reaction I would say you sent him 3 big titted Swedish chicks, an 8 ball of coke, and all 5 seasons of The A-Team on DVD.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Top Three Disney - diabolical man!

    by toadkillerdog

    1) Jungle Book - Baloo was the coolest bear alive. <p> 2) Fantasia - Awesome animation and music. <p> Lion King

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Holy mackeral Kungfu

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Remember to breathe!<p>I can't remember everything I sent you. I recommend you put in Sinking of Japan first as it's a great mindless summer disaster flick.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 3:58 p.m. CST

    "You are the coolest MF'er alive right now"

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Awww shucks.*hangs head and twists foot in dirt*<p>'Twas nothing.<p>Enjoy dude. The Swedish chicks will come in the next kit.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST

    kungfu...tell HOD who is the coolest-- go ahead...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    STEPHEN FUCKING BALDWIN!!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 4:15 p.m. CST

    HOD you want a REAL reaction?

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Send Equinas the following:<p> Seabiscut<p> Hidalgo<p> Black Beauty<p> The Horse Whisperer<p> That horse fucking movie<p> Then watch the outpouring of emotion come your way.<p>

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 4:20 p.m. CST

    not just emotion...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    watch the outpouring of bodily fluids...

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Ha Danny!

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    I almost wrote outpouring of emotion cum your way, but I figured I would get the same reaction from my Equinas at the Derby story.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 4:44 p.m. CST

    I found Equinas on video!

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Holy crap!<p> http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=C0Nyh831i78&feature=related

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Hawaiian Organ Donor

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Fred has said it before - When you got a Freddie award, but you are the kindest and most generous person with the biggest heart that Fred has encountered on these internets! Fred got the kit! Even Dirk was jumping up and down! Fred is very happy. Thank you.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 4:56 p.m. CST

    I will watch Chocolate and Daisy next

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    I love this stuff.<p> When I get to the last one in the package and finish it, I'm setting off a propane tank in honor of HOD.<p>

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 4:57 p.m. CST

    I suppose that was a bit gushy

    by kungfuhustler84

    I'm just feeling especially affectionate today.<p>Kisses and man hugs in a completely heterosexual manner for everyone!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 4:59 p.m. CST

    awesome Kungfu...I'll take it...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I'm a big fan of hugs, in a completely non- "I wanna fuck you," kinda way.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Isn't modern technology great?

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    I mean to be able to say "oh you guys would like these" and then be able to send copies and us watch them.<p> Fucking fantastic! (skeet, skeet)

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 5 p.m. CST

    ChittyChittyGangBang

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Please let Fred know when you plan to set off another tank, so that Fred can put a helmet on.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 5 p.m. CST

    Propane tank in HOD's honor?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Hilarious. Mother-fucking hilarious....

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 5:01 p.m. CST

    All Hail The HOD!

    by ThereWolf

    Can you feel the love in the house tonight?<p>I said CAN YOU FEEEEEL THE LOVE IN THE HOUSE TOOOO-NIGHT?<P>Praise be!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 5:21 p.m. CST

    ThereWolf

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Yours goes out tomorrow. I don't want to be sending stuff across the pond often so I waited until I had about 30 movies ready for you.<p>Propane tanks in my honor has me laughing so hard I can barely type. Oh shit that's funny.<p>And yes, technology is amazing. Back in '92 when there was no such thing as websites and you could only visit newsgroups, I would get people to send me comics and VHS tapes of the Simpsons episodes I missed but those transactions would take weeks and weeks. Now I can burn a movie and have it to a guy clear across the country in 24 hours.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Anakin1268

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    Bambi vs Godzilla - That made Fred laugh. Fred saw that years ago.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST

    ThereWolf

    by Freds_Balls_in_a_Mason_Jar

    You have Dirk fired-up!

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Anakin1268

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    there is nothing dry about deer jizz.

  • Aug. 28, 2008, 5:41 p.m. CST