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Harry's DVD Picks & Peeks - 2nd week of Oct DVDs: Poltergeist, David Lean, Samurai, Hammer, Horror, Matrix and tons more!

Hey folks, Harry here with this week’s DVD PICKS & PEEKS. Lots of good stuff this time out. As always if you click on the title or the box you’ll go to AMAZON where you can learn more on the title – or if you’re feeling “the urge” you can purchase the title – and a small portion of the expense will go to support this column. I hope you find some gems, they’re certainly there this week… Check out that David Lean Blu Ray! Tuesday, October 14th, 2008



POLTERGEIST (Blu Ray)
One of the best horror films of the 1980s. A film that makes you afraid of the tree outside your bedroom window, the static on television and creepy fucking clown dolls. It teaches you to fear going into the light and to gracefully go into the light. It’s about evil Republican developers that move headstones, but not the bodies in the graves. It’s about bad acid trips in the mirror and have fun with the paranormal… so long as you wear a football helmet for safety. The film is POLTERGEIST and it just fucking rocks balls! This was Spielberg at the height of his Producer status. When he was hatching the ideas of a dreamer and working with excellent filmmakers to realize them. The Golden Era. And we were the children delighting at the terror he planted in our souls, the wonder of the dreams and… well, it just fucking rocked. Now it is here in BLU-RAY and it is gorgeous. The 30 minute doc is not in High Def, unfortunately – and I’m betting that in a good 5 years we’ll probably have a release that will have a great doc about the “curse of Poltergeist” that makes that new DIRECT TV ad where they use the Girl from POLTERGEIST to help sell connections even though she is no longer with us. This is the MUST HAVE of the week.




THE SUBSTITUTE
Ok, so one of the reasons we love POLTERGEIST is that they just don’t make movies with children that kick ass as well as they did in the early eighties. And mostly, that is true. Unless you look to foreign soil. THE SUBSTITUTE was one of the jewels of FANTASTIC FEST 2008, from Denmark – The movie is all about an evil alien Substitute Teacher that is probably up to no good. The kids see her evil side, but when they try to let adults know, she’s Little Miss Perfect Teacher. The threat is fairly awesome and the scares genuine. The effects are cool and the acting by the kids is extraordinary. And the score is exquisite. This is a fantastic foreign sci fi horror film. Very special movie. This is part of the GHOST HOUSE UNDGERGROUND collection. I’m singling out two of those films as being truly great, the others are ok – and I have the whole collection further down in this list.




MONGOL: THE RISE OF GENGHIS KHAN (Blu Ray)
This was one of the great films from BUTT-NUMB-A-THON 9 – This was directed by the Russian Sergei Bodrov and is the first of a trilogy of films about the life of Genghis Khan. This is the origin… It’s about him from his childhood, to his achievement as Khan. This film is epic & intimate. Truly remarkable, which is why it picked up a nomination as Best Foreign Film last year at the Oscars. One of my favorite films of 2007, that has only been available in 2008.




INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL
Contrary to the citizens of SOUTH PARK that while watching this film saw the RAPE OF INDIANA JONES, I absolutely was transformed into a little kid watching it. I’ve had the disc for 3 weeks now and have watched it repeatedly. First off, if I have a disappointment, it is that this is the only INDIANA JONES available in Blu Ray. It looks tremendous. The entire Alien stuff at the end is just epic on my screen. Upon multiple viewings, I do find that the movie could have been so much more – and that Indiana could have been more active in his situations, but I really do love the film. I love the Alien aspect – as ALIENS are a major ‘belief’ aspect of Human society, and that’s what Indiana has always been a part of. Relics of Belief Systems. Aliens are just another Belief System. That Indy has proven real… but has no lingering proof of. At the very least, it’s great of have Indy in the Blu… now bring us the other three!




THE ULTIMATE MATRIX COLLECTION (Blu-Ray)
I have this in HD DVD and now in Blu Ray – and this was one of the reasons I went with HD DVD originally… they had this and Blu didn’t. It was literally the first item I bought from Best Buy. This is one of the titles I’ve been waiting for on Blu Ray. It is absolutely one of the best sets you can own, unless you hate the MATRIX. I’m really not fond of the middle MATRIX film, I feel the first is the best – and I really love the final. Also included is that ANIMATRIX, which was spotty, but brilliant when at its best. Great collection.




ICONS OF HORROR: HAMMER FILMS - ( THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY’S TOMB / THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL / SCREAM OF FEAR / THE GORGON )
I love these four HAMMER films. In particular THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY’S TOMB and THE GORGON and THE TWO FACES OF DR JEKYLL. SCREAM OF FEAR is solid, but I’ve always loved Hammer’s take on the classic tales… like Dr Jekyll, Mummies and Snake-headed ladies that turn folks to stone. There’s a lurid quality to the films which are presented on two Discs. This is great material for Halloween!




AMERICAN GANGSTER (Blu Ray)
While I don’t think this is a great film, I do think it is ok. I love Denzel’s character and Brolin’s character – and I just don’t feel Russell Crowe’s part of the story is very compelling. But the film is still quite watchable, it could have just been a tighter film. However, I know a lot of you really love this film, I’m just not there with ya.




THE UNIVERSE – THE COMPLETE SEASON TWO
I don’t know about you, but I love the HISTORY CHANNEL – and moreso, I love THE UNIVERSE, it’s such a wonderful way to become familiar with interstellar matters. I can’t wait till it contains history of alien civilizations once we make contact and learn their history. But for now, just all the types of phenomenon… well, that’ll have to do.




THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY: Third Season
If my wife were left to her own devices my future children would probably be more like THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY than The 60’s Marvel Bullpen. Personally, I just watched the show dreaming of Susan Dey… This season has folks like The Tin Man and the Head of the Addams family show up. It’s a fun season, if you like THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY.




YO GABBA GABBA!: THE DANCEY DANCE BUNCH
Probably the best Shroom & Pot show on Nick these days. Only thing better is to light up, enjoy the show and play with this: The Dancing Brobee. I know it’s wrong to think of this show this way, but seriously… doesn’t this just look like the most fun?




ALFRED HITCHCOCK PREMIERE COLLECTION - ( LIFEBOAT / SPELLBOUND / NOTORIOUS / THE PARADINE CASE / SABOTAGE / YOUNG & INNOCENT / REBECCA / THE LODGER )
This will probably be the last round of HITCHCOCK releases pre-Blu Ray. This is really nice DVD work though. You’ve got LIFEBOAT, the brilliant film set in a lifeboat… with all the action, drama and intrigue in a single lifeboat. Wait till you see how Hitch worked in his cameo. Brilliant. Then there’s THE LODGER, one of the great early works of the master. This has a commentary with Patrick McGilligan, a great making of, the 1940 radio play of the story that was helmed by Alfred, a Bogdanovich interview and a truffaut interview. Outstanding. With YOUNG AND INNOCENT – you get isolated music and effects, the interviews and more. The same goes for the great SABOTAGE and THE PARADINE CASE. Then there’s 3 of my very very favorite films of Hitch’s career… SPELLBOUND with Peck and Bergman and that Dali dream sequence… NOTORIOUS with Bergman & Cary Grant & Claude Rains – a great film of marriage, betrayal and some of the creepiest most awesome scenes of Hitch’s career. Then there’s REBECCA with Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine… as perfect a film as the master ever directed. Brilliant to the last frame. This is truly a great collection




CASINO (Blu Ray)
I know I’m in the minority when I say I prefer this film to GOODFELLAS, but I am. I love how lush looking this film is, I prefer these characters and the story of these three, insane people in Las Vegas. And it felt, to me, every bit as honest a story as GOODFELLAS. It’s just, GOODFELLAS makes me feel dirty and like I need to shower. This film just affirms my general dislike for Vegas and the people that profit from it. All the while, it still is thrillingly entertaining.




CONSTANTINE (Blu Ray)
I oddly like this film. I think it probably helps that I never read the comic, but I just like the look and feel of the film. Keanu is fine in it, but it has Rachel Weisz… and frankly anything and everything with Rachel is awesomely watchable. Especially at 1080p. It’s just a guilty pleasure of mine.




ROMANCING THE STONE (Blu Ray)
God I love this movie. That it is going to have it’s 25th Anniversary next year is kinda astounding. This is also the second hottest performance of Kathleen Turner, right behind BODY HEAT… Her Joan Wilder (look for the reference in ASTROPIA) is amongst my favorite film ladies. It also helps that they shot the film in areas that I traveled as a kid. Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito and Kathleen Turner are perfection in the film. A fun romantic comedy. And I love Pepe, the little mule and his master. This is gorgeous in Blu Ray.




THE JEWEL OF THE NILE (Blu Ray)
This is a fun sequel, just not as great as the original. Everyone is back, the movie just doesn’t have the initial joy of discovery that we had when the first film unfolded. That said, as far as formulaic unnecessary sequels go, this is a pretty good one. The best thing about this and the release of ROMANCING THE STONE is… The last DVD release was a bad transfer and this is clean as can be. Really nice to have great transfers – but with a 25th Anniversary waiting to be celebrated next year, don’t be surprised if Fox does a much better release with new extras and frills next year.




EASTERN PROMISES (Blu Ray)
Cronenberg knocked this out of the park, as did Viggo – and I hope they just continue making films together because they could so pull a John Wayne & John Ford thing… a Kurt Russell & John Carpenter thing. I just want to see film after film with these two. That naked fight in the steam room is fucking harsh in 1080p…. Really great work, now lets get the rest of Cronenberg in Blu!




CHAPLIN (15th Anniversary Edition)
This was so much fun to watch again. I’d forgotten how much I liked this. Remember back 15 years ago when this came out and Robert Downey Jr amazed you? And do you wonder if the release of this DVD was planned before or after every knew that Downey was about to blow his shit up big. Sure, it’s the 15th Anniversary, but do they really celebrate those? This is one of those films that was loved, yet over criticized by an awful lot at the time, but has aged extremely well. The attention to detail that Attenborough poured into this is truly amazing. Downey’s performance is just one to gawk at, his timing, his comedy… it really is a loving tribute to the wonder that was Chaplin. It’s nice to have this back on DVD.




DANCE OF THE DEAD
Yeah, this carries an AICN quote on the cover, so of course we’re gonna shill for it. The quote, I believe is from Quint’s review during SXSW and that boy LOVES this movie. He was on me to see it, throughout the fest, but it just never hit with my schedule… So when this DVD came in, I had to check it out instantly. I’ve seen some people equate it to the indie flick DEAD AND BREAKFAST, but frankly this is much better. Sure you can see the budget limitations, but this film is solid throughout. This is really good indie horror, and now for those that didn’t catch it at all the festivals… it’s ready to come home for your convenience.




HOLIDAY INN
It’s got Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby and it is all about Christmas… And then there’s that moment where WHITE CHRISTMAS is sung… and your heart swells up 3 times too big and there is that inner warmth and glow that feels oh so good. This is a great triple featue with WHITE CHRISTMAS & THE BISHOP’S WIFE (the original). Watching those three in a row will make you buy bubble lights for your tree and you’ll instantly start shopping for your loved ones with the knowledge that they’ll love you even if you can only afford a card. But they’ll love you more if you get a life size ROBBY THE ROBOT… ok, maybe that’s just me.




THE NEW WORLD – The Extended Cut
If ever there was a filmmaker that desperately cried out for Blu Ray, it is Terrence Malick. His eye and the soul of his films is often about the beauty of the natural world – and in a lot of film schools when they’re teaching Cinematography – Malick’s films are often highlighted as being some of the very best. This film is stunningly beautiful. The extended cut is only 15 minutes longer, I do think the film is better for it, but honestly had they not sent it to me, I would have waited for the high def release…. Of course if this release doesn’t do well, it could be forever til that happens.




FIGHTER PILOT: OPERATION RED FLAG (Blu Ray)
I think that before Michael Bay has sex with 4 Playmates, he watches this Blu Ray to get in the mood. Seriously, if you’re a military tech fetishist, this is the absolute shit. Essentially, this is a gigantic massive aerial war game that IMAX was allowed to shoot and damn does it look cool. It isn’t the most interesting thing ever, but it is great friggin’ eye candy. If you love this stuff, this is definitely for you.




THAT 70’S SHOW: Complete Giftset
27 discs – all 7 seasons. I’m not a huge fan, but it’s one of those shows that sometimes finds itself on in the background of my work day. I find it funny because… dude, that is so not the seventies. Watch DAZED & CONFUSED if you want Teenagers from the Seventies in a nostalgic laugh riot. However, if you have a crush on that guy that has hooked up with Demi Moore… this is the show to get your fill.




HOLLYWOOD SINGING AND DANCING: A MUSICAL HISTORY (2-Disc)
The only thing annoying about this is the cover which puts the stars of CHICAGO up front and center. Now don’t get me wrong, I love CHICAGO… It’s a graduate of BUTT-NUMB-A-THON, but When your documentary is about the history of singing and dancing in Hollywood film… That said, this 2 DVD set gets it otherwise and don’t judge it by the box cover. Director Mark McLaughlin obviously shares my love for the Hollywood Musical – he’s interviewed so many folks that were a part of that history, but then has gathered old school interviews with the likes of Ruby Keeler along with fantastic Musical shorts. He even has Nikita Khrushchev on the set of the late fifties production of CAN-CAN with Sinatra and Shirley MacLaine. If you love musicals, you’ll love this film and this DVD.




STUCK
I love Stuart Gordon, but he does have films that work for me and those that don’t. STUCK worked tremendously last night when I watched my Blu Ray. Mena Suvari plays a Nurse’s Assistant, who after a night of clubbing, hits a freshly Homeless man on his first night on the streets. He gets “Stuck” in the windshield – hurt badly… and she decides not to report it… and not to help him back to health. The following day and a half or so is just brutal. I love where this film goes – and it could easily be a Stage Play, but Stuart makes a very strong film out of the story. Brutal and honest. I love Stephen Rea as the man in the windshield. And is it just me, but every film I see with Stephen Rea, I fool myself into thinking is a Neil Jordan film?




DRIVE-IN CULT CLASSICS 3 – ( THE BABYSITTER / WEEKEND WITH THE BABYSITTER / THE PINK ANGELS / BLOOD MANIA / SINGLE ROOM FURNISHED / VAN NUYS BLVD / THE POM POM GIRLS / MALIBU BEACH )
You know – look at those titles. Think 70s exploitation films that extend from those titles and you’ve got it. You have two seductive babysitter stories to help motivate you towards procreation. You have a Transvestite Biker Flick, Jayne Mansfield as a preggers street whore, an innocent kid on a wild run with deviancy, a contest to nail the most high school chicks and beach action. Fun stuff in the exploitation realm, the dirty side of the ID.




HALLOWEEN: 30TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET
The surprise that I discovered when I opened up my box was that they had a Blu Ray of HALLOWEEN inside – to go with all the other Standard Def Discs. First off, the packaging is outrageously fun. Yes, that’s a Latex mask, which over the next 5 years depending the temperature and humidity of your home… you can watch rot, which’ll be cool. Then there’s what you get inside. You get the BLU RAY of HALLOWEEN, which is essentially the same disc that you may have already bought. On Standard Def they give you the Restored 1978 film, the Extended Edition, Halloween 4 and Halloween 5 – along with the HALLOWEEN 25 YEARS OF TERROR. Frankly, I’m fond of the set, but it is an example of just repackaging pre-existing material to cash in. But hey… I like the mask gimmick. Now they need an edition that comes packaged with a SIDESHOW sculpture of PJ Soles flashing her boobs in Pigtails! That’d get my money.




SPACE STATION / MISSION TO MIR Imax (Blu Ray)
I don’t know about you, but every new film in the IMAX format, my wife and I head out to see, sometimes several viewings. I just love the format. These BLU RAY discs are not quite IMAX amazing, but with a great HD 1080p projector and a big enough screen – and if you sit close enough… like me, you can almost full yourself. Now, my Austin Friend, Richard Garriott is heading up to the International Space Station at the price tag of tens of millions of dollars… and while he’s taking Stephen Colbert and My DNA with him, I doubt I’ll be personally making the trip just so I can live out my fantasy Halloween costume from DUNE. Instead, I have this BLU RAY. It doesn’t quite make up for it, but it keeps the dream alive. Hey… at least my DNA is headed up there as part of PROJECT IMMORTALITY!




LIVING SEA (Blu Ray)
You know, the underwater IMAX documentaries are amongst my favorites. This one is dreamy due to Sting and Meryl Streep does an excellent job, but the real gold is the photography – as with all things IMAX, it just stuns you. Beautiful film.




ARCH OF TRIUMPH
From the director of ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT comes this fantastic film starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer as tragic tinged lovers that must deal with an evil fucking Gestapo officer in Paris played by the Great CHARLES LAUGHTON. I often dream of seeing the unmolested intended cut, but I’m afraid we’ll never see it. That said, just for Laughton’s Gestapo performance, I’m there for every minute!.




COSMIC VOYAGE / DESTINY IN SPACE (Blu Ray)
Let Morgan Freeman take you on a journey through the Cosmos – on the largest scale and the tiniest. The visual effects are fun and the knowledge is outstanding. Then you also get the Ben Burtt helmed DESTINY IN SPACE – it’s over 8 years old at this point, but it is absolutely gorgeous to watch. Again, you dig this IMAX stuff – and the transfers they do on Blu Ray are outstanding, but wait till you see the release of BARAKA that’s coming soon. Holy shit is it stunning.




CAPRICORN ONE
I don’t know about you, but I love CAPRICORN ONE – which is 30 years old this year. It’s odd that I put it on today upon getting home from W, because I really wasn’t thinking of the Brolin connection, but there it was. Just that random universe working for me. It has a great cast with James Brolin, Sam Watterson & OJ Simpson as the wayward astronauts in peril. You’ve got Hal Holbrook as the corrupt Missions Control guy, then there’s Elliott Gould, Telly Savalas and Karen Black. This is a crazy awesome film. Which some crazy friends of mine feels is closer to the truth about our Moon Missions, than our future Mars Missions.




GHOST HOUSE UNDERGROUND EIGHT FILM COLLECTION: ( DANCE OF THE DEAD / NO MAN’S LAND: THE RISE OF THE REEKER / THE SUBSTITUTE / DARK FLOORS / TRACKMAN / ROOM 205 / LAST HOUSE IN THE WOODS / BROTHERHOOD OF BLOOD )
I’ve only been able to watch 2 of these titles thus far – THE SUBSTITUTE and DANCE OF THE DEAD – which I’ve listed above. Then there’s the fact that Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert picked these films out personally. I’m quite interested in giving them all a looksee. But I can only personally vouch for the two I’ve seen, both of which are excellent.




GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Blu Ray)
David Lean’s amazing GREAT EXPECTATIONS… on Blu-Ray!!! HOLY SHIT AWESOME!!! Lean’s film is layered with details and nuance that can only be appreciated in 35mm and in 1080p. I’ve always thought of this film and story as the ultimate BRUCE WAYNE non-super hero tale. Ok, maybe that’s just me. This is a jewel to behold and the best film released today.




THERE’LL ALWAYS BE AN ENGLAND
Do you love THE SEX PISTOLS? Hmmm? This release comes from Rhino Records – and is an over two and a half hour performance that took place in 2007 with Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Paul Cook and Glen Matlock – and while I’d love to see the original incarnation complete – there’s just a great energy on this DVD that I can’t help but to enjoy the hell out of.




SHOGUN ASSASSIN: 5 Film Collector’s Set
Here’s the complete collection at a decent price. I love the Babycart films – the Lone Wolf & Cub series – and this story of Ogami Itto and his son is simply one of my most favorite things on Planet Earth. And every good geek father must give his baby son the option between a ball and a sword… Cuz at that choice, at that moment. The Father will learn everything about his infant son. It is simply history. Greatness!




UNDERSEA KINGDOM
Ya know – this is just a repackage, nothing particularly special has been done to this, but if you don’t have it, if you’ve never heard of it – this is one of the most opulent science fiction serials ever made. It stars the great Ray “Crash” Corrigan. Serials are one of the foundations of my geek love for cinema. Bite sized adventures into the fantastic. Art deco action and thrills? I’m there. And maybe you should be as well.


DARK KNIGHT is coming December 9th! But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves, cuz next week we’ll be looking at: THE INCREDIBLE HULK, LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION Volume 6, (DR NO, DIE ANOTHER DAY, LIVE AND LET DIE, FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE and THUNDERBALL) on Blu Ray, The Complete Series for THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., THE STRANGERS, SWEENEY TODD on Blu Ray, Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN, Collector’s Edition of CASINO ROYALE, The Complete Collection of FAMILY GUY, 5th season of THE INCREDIBLE HULK, Kenji Mizoguchi’s FALLEN WOMEN, DIARY OF THE DEAD (Blu Ray), MISSING, THE AMAZING DR CLITTERHOUSE, INVISIBLE STRIPES, KID GALAHAD, LARCENY INC, THE LITTLE GIANT, KNIGHT RIDER – Complete series, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH and much much more!!!

Readers Talkback
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  • Oct. 14, 2008, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Dark Knight on Bluray =

    by Darth Chef

    tastey

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Good to see

    by kwisatzhaderach

    you didn't change your mind about Skull Harry.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Nash Bridges is out this week

    by PacmanFever

    Maybe it's crap, I don't know because I've never seen it, but surely something with Crockett and Cheech is worth a mention.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 4:22 a.m. CST

    That is the original Pistols line up Harry

    by Boba Fat

    they originally kicked Matlock out for supposedly liking Paul McCartney.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Boba

    by HEADGEEK

    Well, my fave incarnation had Sid Vicious. Was he not with them originally?

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Is the Lone Wolf collection complete?

    by Boba Fat

    Theres' two collections on Amazon one with six films and this one with five. Anybody know?

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Harry

    by Boba Fat

    No, he replaced Matlock. He was friends with Rotten (Lydon) and ouldn't play a note but obviously looked the part. If you haven't seen it, Julian Temple's doc "The Filth and The Fury" about the Pistols is fantastic. There's a moving interview with Lydon who ends up in tears over his guilt about Sid and what happened.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 4:33 a.m. CST

    i also preferred Casino.

    by colinjbooth

    I have always found Goodfellas overrated, along with IJATKOTCS and Face/Off. It's not crap, just...meh.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Hey Harry

    by Boba Fat

    Hope all that didn't come over like I'm trying to pick holes in your column. I want to buy the lone wolf set but have had my eye on the other, more expensive set, six disc set hoping it would come down and just thought you might be interested in the Pistols tidbit. Keep up the good work!

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 4:51 a.m. CST

    colinjbooth

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Goodfellas is meh? Original.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Harry...

    by Charlie & Tex

    ...Glen Matlock WAS the original bassist for the Pistols. He was given the boot and some bullshit excuse about liking The Beatles was put out by McClaren. There are many Sex Pistols fans who regarded them as creatively dead after Matlock left the group. Yes, Sid was fun and one of the greatest icons of the punk scene, but he couldn't really play bass.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 5:11 a.m. CST

    You guys are nuts about Casino being better than GoodFellas!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    there's no way in hell this is to be true...Casino tried to take everything that made GoodFellas great but MORE does always not mean BETTER. GoodFellas is arguably one of the best films of the 90s. Alas, Casino is not. Hafta say the other DeNiro film is the greater of 95

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Was it Lydon who gave Sid Vicious his nickname?

    by JackRabbitSlim

    Vaguely remember reading somewhere the nickname was a sneering joke on Sid - referred to somebody's pet hamster, a nasty little rodent they nicked Vicious. Also remember reading the list of musicians who had kicked the shit out of that narcotics-addled boy - folks like the bassist from Motorhead, drummer from Mott the Hoople etc.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 5:46 a.m. CST

    BTW totally agree - not enough 'splosions in Goodfellas

    by JackRabbitSlim

    Yeah, right. Only thing I don't like about Scorsese's magnum opus - the song they play when Billy Batts got whacked - that bizarre "Far across the Ocean" or whatever. - Rest of it - watching the maestro at work. Remember seeing it in theaters - totally ready to hate it for the hype it was getting from the arty critics - and coming out thinking I'd never seen anything like it - Scorsese was touched by the fuckin hand of god, he was.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Harry...Casino? fuck the hell off....

    by quantize

    really what an ass of a statement..down there with your Cloverfield JJ ass kissing..

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6:15 a.m. CST

    THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS is poor compared to...

    by unionJACKass.webs.com

    ... THE MATRIX!

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6:19 a.m. CST

    The more I watch THE INCREDIBLE HULK...

    by unionJACKass.webs.com

    ... the more I think it's not that good at all. Nothing really happens except for the end fight. I think Ang Lee's HULK is better. And - I've seen it more times.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6:21 a.m. CST

    quantize

    by unionJACKass.webs.com

    I think THE DEPARTED is better than the both of them. <p> Roll on SHUTTER ISLAND. I cannot wait to see how that pans out. Great book.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Thanks, Harry

    by SamuelLappDance

    This weekly column continues to be the absolute best regular feature of AICN. If it's worth anything to you, I really appreciate you writing it each week. And, agreed, "Crystal Skull" looks BEAUTIFUL on DVD! The jungle chase and the Marshall College scenes especially stand out with all of their color and nostalgic vibrancy. Fun flick.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6:38 a.m. CST

    The Dark Knight box cover art...

    by Mike-El

    ...features Batman popping a wheelie? Come on. We can do better...and we must do better.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Lone Wolf & Cub

    by WarpedElements

    Shogun assassin is the version that's cut up into a bigger film/mix and mashed. Lone Wolf & Cub is where they split up the series into it's original 6 film format. Also: Harry how the hell could you have not been including the kickass LW&C tv series?!

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Evil Republican developers?

    by Frijole

    Jesus Christ, Harry... you just HAD to throw that in there. As if a weaseley, money-grubbing, scumbag liberal has never walked the earth.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 7:08 a.m. CST

    how is constantine a guilty pleasure?

    by Basehead

    i liked it... not that that is a real measurement still. is that movie hated that much? p.s i am with south park on indy IV

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST

    "[The Matrix]...

    by Frankenblogger

    ...was one of the reasons I went with HD DVD originally..." <br> Right. The main reason being that you were bought by Toshiba. Enough with HD DVD already, Harry. It's DEAD. It was the lesser format if for nothing more than being technologically inferior. ASS.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 7:16 a.m. CST

    extended cut of NEW WORLD?

    by Spandau Belly

    So what do they change? Is this the cut where John Smith runs in Alexander The Great and they use CGI to have Colin Farrel fight himself and make out with himself?

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Frankenblogger

    by Marxeffect

    What the fuck was the point of that!! Harry isn't backing HD DVD anymore. For fuck sake stop being a cock!

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 7:28 a.m. CST

    unionJACKass.webs.com

    by quantize

    you mean that inferior Infernal Affairs remake? get the fuck OUT Big Scorcese fan, that wasn't nearly approaching his best...which is precisely why it would win an oscar..it was JUST bad enough.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Shogun assassin is shit, Lone Wolf+C is the real deal

    by quantize

    overdubbed dogshit..fuck dummies

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 7:35 a.m. CST

    WarpedElements?

    by Boba Fat

    The Shogun Assassin boxset has five films in it, so it's missing a film compared to the Lone Wolf 6 disc set? Basically, if I want the complete series go with the Lone wolf set or does Shogun Assassin make that set into a 6 disc set. ? It's confusing and the Amazon listing is useless, but Wiki lists six films in the series so, I'm guessing the collection listed here is not complete? Though $20 cheaper than the other set.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 7:58 a.m. CST

    "Second-hottest Kathleen Turner after Body Heat"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Um, that'd be Jessica Rabbit.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 8:08 a.m. CST

    And this is why Harry is Bugnuts....

    by Thrillho77

    ;-) Prefers Casino to the masterpiece that is GOODFELLAS...and enjoys the Crystal Skull bullshit. <p> I have no problem with aliens as an Indy subject, but Indiana Jones did almost NOTHING in the last half hour of that movie. And when the alien appears and the spaceship busts out of the ground, absolutely no one has a look of wonderment on their face. It's hilarious. The ship flies away, Indy stands there watching it, and then I half expected him to say "meh" as he turned around and sat down next to Marion.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Great Expectations...

    by Lost_Horizon

    Is Criterion also releasing this on BD? I'd be a bit hesitant (although still tempted) to pick up the itv version without knowing what kind of a job Criterion does.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 8:16 a.m. CST

    dvd players that play blu-ray and normal?

    by lex romero

    Do they exist yet? I know some company was planning to release some, it's just i want to make the switch but still want to be able to play my old dvds on the player...

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Harry sounds like he is trying to convince himself

    by Francis Begbie

    about Indy.<br><br> "I love the Alien aspect – as ALIENS are a major ‘belief’ aspect of Human society, and that’s what Indiana has always been a part of. Relics of Belief Systems. Aliens are just another Belief System."<br><br> he says the same thing twice, like he is repeating it to himself, like, yeah, thats it, thats why I like it.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Crystal Skull had its moments

    by kafka07

    but overall, Indy was raped, dude. Most of the time watching it I just felt really uncomfortable. I'm supposed to feel that way if I watch Salo, not Indy.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 8:28 a.m. CST

    lex romero

    by DDodge

    All bluray players play dvds. The Playstation3 is a better dvd player than my highend denon dvd player was. good upscaling too.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 8:34 a.m. CST

    I thought South Park was hilarious

    by skimn

    but upon second viewing, I enjoyed Indiana more than I did on the big screen. It still is a three star film, when the series deserved a four star. What I appreciated, in this day, is the clean, almost old fashioned approach Spielberg takes in filming his action set pieces. The motorcycle chase and jungle chase are orchestrated in a way that you can actually tell whats happening. And Spielberg is still the master of the widescreen. His framing of characters, with foreground and background placement is a pleasure to view.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 8:35 a.m. CST

    lex

    by kilik777

    I think you are getting confused with the players they were going to make that played hd and blu ray. But yeah all blu ray players play regular dvd's.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST

    RE: UNDERSEA KINGDOM

    by AndrewWanKenobi

    I'd buy it in a second if it had the MST3K commentary from Season 4.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 8:54 a.m. CST

    "While I don’t think this is a great film, I do think it is ok."

    by cinemixtape.com

    You sure do have a way with words, big guy.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 8:57 a.m. CST

    "The New World: Extended Cut"

    by Evangelion217

    Harry, get you're facts straight. This extended cut is over 30 minutes longer, then the shorter cut, which turned out to be the theatrical version. Please tell me you are comparing the extended cut, to the 150 minute cut.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Malick films in High-definition would make the world a better pl

    by Knuckleduster

    Also, I fuckin despise Constantine. "Hey, guys, let's make a movie about that cool comic book guy, but let's make him American. Better yet, let's make him Keanu! And, just to spice this shit up, let's give him a wacky sidekick (Shia) and a crucifix shotgun! Woooo!" <p> Hollywood cunts.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Testy Bunch of Nerds

    by redfist

    In this TB "get it right Harry", "Suck dick Harry", "HD is fucking dead Harry" But the mob is correct Indy 4 was dog shit.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Testy Bunch of Nerds

    by redfist

    In this TB "get it right Harry", "Suck dick Harry", "HD is fucking dead Harry" But the mob is correct Indy 4 was dog shit.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Better PLACE. Malick films. Hi-def. better place. That's all I w

    by Knuckleduster

    Fuck.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:09 a.m. CST

    My name is FlickaPoooo!...I like to DAAAAANCE!!!!!...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...those Yo Gabba Gabba dancing kids kill me. Yes, I'm a simpleton.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:11 a.m. CST

    The Killing of a Chinese Bookie also out today

    by yassoo

    On Criterion. I believe extended version as well. Fucking classic

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Harry, Indy 4 made me feel like a little kid again too...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but apparently my childhood was a bit darker than yours.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:17 a.m. CST

    FROM THE PRODUCERS OF 30 DoN AND THE GRUDGE

    by O_Goncho

    --Oh, wow, well that's kind of c---"FROM THE DIRECTOR OF NIGHTWATCH"--uh...okay, well I guess t---"SORT OF LIKE THE FACULTY BUT BETTER"---You know what? Forget it.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Direct TV

    by solongyoubastard

    Thank god somebody said something about that disgusting commercial (although Harry didn't complete his sentence I assume he was just as offended by it.) Up til now those ads have just been unfortunate - actors like Christopher Lloyd and Sigorney Weaver selling out and cheapening their classic movies. But to have one featuring Heather O'Rourke...come on, that's so tasteless. Shame on you Craig T Nelson.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Everyone I've met liked Indy 4...

    by elsachmo

    C'mon people. What's not to like? It's probably my fourth favorite of the bunch, but the way it was filmed, and the tongue-in-cheek way they approached it, makes it feel like an Indy flick from way back. These movies are supposed to be like the old serials from the '30's and '40's, and I think they definetly retained that feel. Like my roommate said after watching the South Park episode, "Ok, so people think the aliens thing is stupid, or too much for an Indy story, but, they are down with a box that melts people's faces off magically, a guy who reaches in and removes still beating hearts with his bare hands, and a magic cup that keeps epople alive forever. Actually, the aliens thing is almost the most believable...

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    btw that 70's show...

    by Basehead

    has 8 seasons

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:28 a.m. CST

    NEW WORLD EXTENDED CUT!

    by HoboCode

    I've been waiting for a while. so glad they are releasing it in the States finally. I've had this preordered for months. Now if only an extended cut of TTRL would come out.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST

    evil Republican developers.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ....hehehehe. Oh fuck its gonna be a landslide. Old Crazy Arms is going down.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST

    That 70s Show box

    by RenoNevada2000

    Not a fan of the show but I give them credit for making the box look like one of those old 45 singles cases.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    CAPRICORN ONE...

    by Darkman

    Love this movie. I hear this DVD comes with a director's commentary. I doubt that Peter Hyams will explain how his career went south (END OF DAYS? A SOUND OF THUNDER?!), but it should be worth having. The dialogue (esp. in the Elliott Gould/David Doyle scenes) is just fantastic.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Why does everyone pretend to be too cool to like...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...That 70's show? I mean if you are SO cool that you don't even watch any TV but just read classic novels and watch Alfred Hitchcock films on Blue Ray then fine...otherwise, is was a consistently funny show with memorable well developed characters. I would go so far as to say that the tone and style of humor of the show has become part of the lingua franca of everyone under 35.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Oh Harry, PLEASE watch...

    by Right Bastard

    ...the film called "The Filth and the Fury". It is a wonderful and entertaining Sex Pistols documentary. The same director (Julien Temple) also just came out with a Joe Strummer doc called "The Future is Unwritten". <p> Julien Temple makes some very interesting docs, filled with topical cut footage and putting interview subjects in interesting places. For the Strummer doc, everyone is interviewed by a campfire. For the Pistols doc, everyone is in the shadows (so you don't have to look at 50 year old punkers reminiscing). Anyway check those movies out; I think you'd like 'em.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    Trailers (from my previous post)

    by Right Bastard

    The Filth and the Fury: http://tinyurl.com/4osvn7 <p> The Future is Unwritten: http://tinyurl.com/3ln5cl

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    I’ll never understand the Indy 4 hate either.

    by TheLastCleric

    Then again, the negative way some of you talk about Temple of Doom and Last Crusade mystifies me as well so I can’t say I’ll lose much sleep regarding the issue either way. I found KOTCS to be immensely enjoyable and like others have mentioned, the vast majority of people I’ve spoken to really enjoyed it as well. In the long run it will probably be my fourth favorite of the series but it had some incredibly awesome scenes and Ford looks and moves great for a guy his age. The whole endeavor really felt like an epilogue for the character and that worked for me. Also, the whole “Nuked the Fridge” thing is incredibly lame because that scene is no more outlandish than a dozen others from this franchise. Also, I agree that Indy was somewhat passive in the last 30 minutes of Skull but technically speaking, he was more active there than he was strapped to a post at the end of Raiders. As usual, I think people are very selective with their criticisms and most of the complaints against Skull don’t really hold up unless you also apply them to the other Indy films.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Casino VS. Goodfellas

    by fassbinder79

    I've gotta agree with Harry on this one. I think Casino is definitely better than Goodfellas but there are both masterpieces in their own rights. My personal favorite Scorsese films will always be King Of Comedy and the Life Lessons segment he did for New York Stories with Casino coming in at a close third. Also - Dark Knight on Blu-Ray is going to kick all our asses like Barack is going to beat John McCain.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Hitchcock

    by fassbinder79

    It is a damn shame that none of his films have been released on Blu-Ray yet. What the fuck is up with that?

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    I didn't hate Indy 4,

    by Right Bastard

    but I didn't care for it either. I really didn't like the washed-out color and vaseline-on-the-lens look to the movie. While the other indie films felt like epic adventures, the new one felt as though it was all done in a small room in front of a green screen. Even if it wasn't; it felt like it was. Especially that lackluster jungle car chase.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Harry: Joan Wilder reference was "Astropia" wasn't it?

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    We all saw a lot of films at Fanstastic Fest, and they do tend to get jumbled together in our brains, but I never saw "Santos" so I know the opening recreation of "Romancing the Stone" wasn't in that film. I thought it was the opening of "Astropia," but maybe somebody out there can straighten us out.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Those aren't the only Dark Knight DVD covers...

    by Nice Marmot

    ...they offer the poster/soundtrack shot of Bats in front of building w/ burning bat insignia. And to the Indi-4 supporters, the quicksand/snake scene alone makes you all wrong, Wrong, F'ing WRONG.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST

    INDY IV is fucking tragic....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ....what a pitiful piece of shit. Please just go the fuck away so I don't have to think about you anymore.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Danny

    by vic twenty

    But the shitstorm is so much CLEARER on Blu-Ray you can't afford NOT to pick up Indy 4!!

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Nice Marmot

    by HoboCode

    What's wrong with the quicksand/snake scene? It was hilarious and classic Indy. You've seen TOD right?

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Harry, if you're there, what about this Live-action Evangelion

    by half vader

    that's coming out at the end of the year? I saw a blurb for it on an Aussie Cinema chain's website, which read: <p> "This film is a live-action feature film based on the acclaimed japanese animation (anime) series." <p> It's listed as coming out on the 11th of December. WTF eh?! Do you have any info? <p> And is Blu-ray Sweeney Todd the same bastardised DNR smeared on the nose & cheeks as the disgusting UK version?

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    The Hottest Kathleen Turner is CRIMES OF PASSION

    by SmokeFilledTavern

    Jesus. Nothing comes close to China Blue.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Indy IV blew.

    by Lucasblows

    And Casino is in no way, shape or form better than Goodfellas.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    First 3 Indys aren't reference-happy CGI shitfests

    by Flip63Hole

    The stunts and sets in the first 3 are cool. The dialog and interplay between the characters was fun. Real snakes and insects are creepy. CGI ants are not - CGI monkey and prairie dogs are gay. There's unbelievable stuff in the first 3, there's unbearable stuff in the 4th. I could go on and on and on. And I'm not complaining about the UFOs - that actually had potential.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    It wasn't this scene or that scene...Indy 4 just wasn't...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...any fun. I kept squirming and looking at my watch. Hating a particular scene is one thing, but when a movie (an Indiana Jones movie!?) makes you wish you were somewhere else doing anything else........I don't know man. I do not know.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    I created an almost 100% authentic Indiana Jones costume...

    by PirateEmery

    ...last fall. After watching that movie, I feel ashamed that I wasted all that energy. A movie is NOT supposed to make their fans feel that way afterwards...<p> It was rape... you're just in denial, Harry. When you want to come out and talk about it, know that you have friends here.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    " This film just affirms my general dislike for Vegas and the pe

    by LastDragon

    ...now click on that DVD cover!

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Wow. I thought I was the only person on the planet who liked "Ch

    by judderman

    Beautiful film with a staggering performance by our generation's tragic hero. Still, gotta say, Casino ain't better than Goodfellas and Indy 4, while I enjoyed it for the most part, will always be "the one with the prairie dogs, nuked fridge, and John Hurt making an ass of himself."

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST

    ...who liked "Chaplin"

    by judderman

    ahem

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    " This film just affirms my general dislike...

    by LastDragon

    for Vegas and the people that profit from it". Now click that DVD cover!

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 11:41 a.m. CST

    HOBO

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    No disrespect, but if you found the quicksand scene funny-- then you have the sense of humor of a retarded 3 year old. What on Earth was funny about that? I've seen TOD......direct me to the scene where they use an animal as a fucking rope. I can't imagine any other film where that gag would fly. If that shit was in an Adam Sandler movie people who be talking shit about it. Somehow anything is acceptable here because its Harrison and The Beards? Fuck that. When these cunts deliver a film made up of dog shit spackled on the lens....then I will call them out on it. I'm not delusional and accepting just for nostalgia sake.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    I wonder if Harry will review

    by skimn

    The Hoff in Anaconda 3?? Please Harry make it so.<p>I have to wonder, was John Schneider not available?

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 11:48 a.m. CST

    DAMMIT

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    TOO many damn movies....not enough MOOLAH

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Lastdragon...

    by Boba Fat

    Harry is talking about lonely and addicted people being exploited by seedy characters, running a shady business empire....wait a minute...You're right!

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Best Use of a Song in a Scorsese Film...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... Devo in Casino or Derek and the Dominoes in Goodfellas?

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Hobo

    by Nice Marmot

    The only scene in T'O'Doom remotely similar to the quicksand scene is the campsite scene where the blonde keeps uncovering various critters and freaking out. That scene is retarded and I even though so when I first saw it at age 9.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Poltergeist

    by ufoclub1977

    Saw this 5 times in the theatre! The best summer of movie going for me.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 12:14 p.m. CST

    I'd always heard Capricorn One was crap but

    by reflecto

    The dialogue, especially in the early scene with Hal Holbrook and his incredible monologue, is stellar. The dialogue saves an otherwise mediocre film.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    I too prefer Casino to Goodfellas

    by chaplinatemyshoe

    I feel like there's a craft too it that is a lot more layered and deliberate than Goodfellas. It's definitely more of an opera. But I also think the movie elevates the characters to levels of empathy that really doesn't exist in Goodfellas.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Danny/Marmot

    by HoboCode

    Not as rope, Danny, but as comic relief they use animals in all four films. I was referring to the TOD campsight scene as a similar example, yes, (the dinner scene as well) and if you don't like that scene, fine, but let's not villify Indy-4 for embracing the same humor as in the past films. It's partially that humor that made the series nearly universally beloved. But even in Raiders the same can be found. The fucking little monkey? Hello?! I submit to you that it was in fact Raiders that began monkey humor. ;-)<p> I'm sorry that Indy 4 didn't meet your bloated expectations, but your incessant need to shit on it is really getting old. I liked it and so did others. Sue me. And Danny, for someone who rails on the pretension of filmmakers and filmlovers alike, I find it hypocritical of you to so actively seek fault and incessantly slander a movie that was never meant to be anything more than a fun popcorn film similar to others in the franchise.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST

    South Park was equally making fun of Indy's fans...

    by TiVo1138

    ...who take this shit way too seriously.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Poltergeist Bluray packaging

    by Jaws Wayne

    Is that really how that disc is packaged, like a small paperback with lots of colour pages and a hardcover ? If so, love it. They should do all discs like that ! Can anyone confirm that it looks like that ?

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    TiVo1138

    by PirateEmery

    Really? Obviously we haven't taken it seriously enough: Lucas and Spielberg are able to walk around free after the unspeakable act that was committed last May.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Good point, TiVo1138

    by TheLastCleric

    I loved KOTCS and that SP episode made me laugh because it was obviously slamming everybody, including the little bitches on these types of forums that actually use the rape anaology.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST

    DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD, RE: Humor

    by TheLastCleric

    Coming from an asshat who actually cracked jokes about Heath's death, I really don't think anybody with taste gives a shit what you think is and isn't funny. You talk a nice stream of shit and you spend waaaaaay too much fucking time on these boards but you ain't funny and when a person as pathetic as you has the audacity to call Spieldberg and Lucas "cunts", it's pretty fucking ironic, all things considered.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 12:51 p.m. CST

    TheLastCleric

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Oh fuck off. No one defends The Beards more than me. They didn't lost my respect until about 6 minutes into Indy IV. They have got it back now as long as that piece of shit goes away and I'm not constantly reminded of its misery. <p> How noble of you....you proceed to go on a personal attack of me because I don't like Indy IV. Gotcha. And I said one fucking joke about Heath-- lighten the fuck up you whiney bitch.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    POLTERGEIST RELEASE STILL UNACCEPTABLE

    by CyberVishnu

    The biggest botched dvd release in film history blows yet another chance to redeem itself. They could have LOADED the Blu Ray with everything that the original SPECIAL EDITION was supposed to have. Documentaries, commentaries, interviews, production notes, fan reaction, poster concepts, etc. But no, we get a fuck off mini doc about ghost hunters and a trailer. FUCK YOU WARNER BROTHERS HOME VIDEO! SUCK MY ASS! And as usual for the record, POLTERGEIST- A STEVEN SPIELBERG FILM

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Indy

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    sure Indy 4 has its problems...but if you ask me ALL the Indy films after Raiders had problems here and there. im not a big fan of the alien story, the sissy russians in comparison to the germans, and shia swinging with monkeys was a bit of an eye-roller but the adventure element was intact and thats WHY i watch the Indy films...for the adventure. the whole "nuking the fridge" scene didn't bother that much, the Indy films are full of unbelievable shit, and true the fridge thing was more over the top...but i expected them to up the ante on the crazy shit in Indy films...and they did JUST that. and i REALLY wan Poltergeist...may have to splurge and pick of Poltergeist and Indy 4 today.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Harry-- FUCK YOU for bringing up Indy IV....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    I've said it a bazillion times....its not the concept of the gag itself, it is the execution that can make or break it. Real monkey humor....fine. CG monkey humor.....revolting and tired. And there is a massive difference between the snake gag in TOD (snake curling over her shoulder) and using a snake as a fucking rope (Looney Tunes bullshit) and following it with bad joke after bad joke with Indy whining like a girl, "Call it something else!!" Give me a fucking break. It was a horrific sequence that fell flat. If you guys see differently, then that is your deal. Fuck me...I'm done with this movie!! <p> God Damn. Its like continually being reminded of that horrible industrial explosion that killed my entire family. A terrible fucking memory I just want to put behind me. Bastards....all of you...

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    i'm getting indy and constantine

    by IndyAbbey Jones

    wanna get the matrix set but you know gotta wait for that loan to be approved to afford it<P>seriously why is it so much money considering there no new features, just updated transfer of the movies..WB should follow paramount and have some kind of rebate if you already own the DVD

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Indy and South Park

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    i found that episode funny and disturbing at the same time...seeing Spielberg rape Indy and Lucas rape a Storm-Trooper was funny at first and afterwards i couldn't but thing..."why was i laughing at that???", it was VERY distasteful (South Park...distasteful???...DUH) but spot-on when it comes to all the fanboys who think thats exactly what Lucas and Spielberg did. all the fucking tears cried over this shit could spark a change in the enviroment worse than global warming...rivers and oceans are popping up EVERYWHERE.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Danny

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    yeah...forgot to mention that "using a snake as a rope" gag...that was another eye-roller in Indy 4. still enjoyed the movie over-all though.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Harry is Butters from South Park

    by rutan07

    Frankly defending Indy 4 is just sad. As others have said the alien issue is so secondary it is disappointing people still harp on it. To get to the aliens you still have to overlook Foord sleep walking through action scenes (serioulsy if the Russians hadn't of read the script and known they couldn't shoot him they would have easily done it many times over), you have to survive a terrible additon of a son who takes over way too much of the story (it became Indy Jr's movie by the end), and you have to endure absolutely awful CGI from the people WHO INVENTED CGI. This movie was horrible and Harry's defense of it to this day taints his abilities as a reviewer. I just read his W review which he liked...which must mean the movie is beyound awful.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:14 p.m. CST

    DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD Heath comments

    by BrightEyes

    But it doesn't count, he made Jokes about Heaths Death before he saw DArk knight, Dickblood was still hating all over Nolan and the batman franchise and boy was the kid right in knowing that Dark Knight would suck as would Heath's Joker..... Oh wait You were wrong, You Whiney Little Cunt.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:14 p.m. CST

    All 3 Indy sequels are flawed

    by Liberty Valance

    Raiders is as perfect an action/adventure film as can be made, but all 3 sequels come up short one way or another. ToD has a retarded MacGuffin (glowing rocks that makes crops grow) and the most annoying cunt in Spielberg's entire filmography, LC is a virtual scene-for-scene retread of Raiders and strays too far into screwball comedy, and KOTCS' flaws are well documented. But if you fight through the fog of nostalgia maybe you cynical middle-aged fucks would realize this and enjoy Crystal Skull for the entertaining romp it is.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Poltergeist..

    by Ben Addiction

    Those new Direct TV or Dish Network ads with the girl from Poltergeist seems really icky. I wasn't crazy about John Wayne or Fred Astaire being posthumously resurrected to shill products, but using a dead kid is just especially tacky.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Danny

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    damn...i didn't realize you had so many...um..."fans". hope you wore your boots today...seems like you've been stomping through shit all afternoon.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:28 p.m. CST

    American Gangster was lukewarm filmmaking

    by Charlie_Allnut

    in my humble opinion. I LOVE Holiday Inn - nothing says Christmas like that and Christmas Story. Plus the Babycart films are amazing.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:34 p.m. CST

    BrightEyes -- I was wrong about many things....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...I was also going around telling everyone how much INDY IV was gonna rock. Boy was I fucking wrong.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:40 p.m. CST

    So i just watched the making of INDY 4

    by eric haislar

    And there is way less CGI in the film then i thought. Half the stuff I thought was CGI was a real effect. Makes me enjoy the film a bit more. Anyone else think the same thing?

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Casino bored me

    by BigTuna

    Felt like the same old, same old from Scorcesse and company. Imo, it doesn't age as well on repeated viewings as Goodfellas does.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:43 p.m. CST

    RE:Liberty

    by BigTuna

    The "Mcguffin" in Temple of Doom is based on real beliefs. It's not different than the ark or grail, it's just that it's a Western belief, unlike the 3 "Macguffins" in the other films.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:44 p.m. CST

    hilarious shot in Casino...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...when DeNiro blows up in the car, he gets in and there is that blatant jump-cut to a dummy a second before it explodes. So fucking cheap looking...like fucking Police Academy.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST

    I hate to mention it, but a year ago the

    by skimn

    Talkbacker that was saying to anyone who would listen that Lucas and Spielberg were doing Indy 4 only for the money, and that it would probably suck was the MUCH LOVED Memories-Of-Murder.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Scarecrow and Scott McCloud

    by IamZardoz

    Hey, dont forget Patrick McGoohan as the Scarecrow of Romney Marsh and Scott McCloud-Space Angel are both coming out after zillions of years.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Shia swinging from vines in the jungle...

    by BigTuna

    Is THE most upset i've ever been at one scene. It was an insult to Indy fans. I can't believe Harry liked it as much as he did. He's fooling himself.It was a stupid, lazy, boring film.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Memories-Of-Murder = A PRODIGY!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST

    What pisses me off about Shia..

    by BigTuna

    I've read an interview where he claims audiences have "Changed" since the 80's, hence the anger at INdy 4. Fuck you kid, you were born in 86' don't tell me what audiences have done. KOTCS was an abortion. Not even in the same league as the other 3.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST

    what pisses me off about Shia....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...is that he hasn't been decapitated in a car accident yet.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Casino

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    that movie was just flat-out annoying...Sharon Stones character alone made me wanna stop watching it, her whiney gold-digging ass throughout the last half of the film was just the same bitching over and over again...jesus, im surprised De Niros character didn't just slip into her room while she was sleeping and put two in her head, right behind the ear...mafia style. Goodfellas shits all over Casino...the only good thing about Casino was Joe Pesci, he's short but could make a tough guy pack up his balls and get outta town.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Danny..

    by Harold-Sherbort

    So wait. Let me get this straight. You DIDN'T like Indy 4? I'm kiddin. It was o.k.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:07 p.m. CST

    ALL the Indiana Jones movies are flawed

    by GavinVanDraven

    in first scene in ROTLA, apparently Indy is a dumbass and doesnt realize that a golden idol would be the same weight as a cast iron skillet... that is if it were hollow. he pours some sand out of his already too light bag. actually, that idol would weigh about 200 lbs. TOD had just as many cringe worthy moments as KOTCS. using a life raft as a parachute? please.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Best Part of Casino

    by eric haislar

    Here Take a Pager scene. That thing is as big as a brick.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:24 p.m. CST

    agreed Gavin

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    all the Indy films have their fair share of ludicrous shit...but of course the newest entry is gonna receive the most scrutiny...because its NEW, and apparently nothing new these days is ENTERTAINING.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    erichaislar

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    best part of Casino...when Sharon Stones character ODs.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST

    GavinVanDraven

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Uhhhhh yeah, because the accuracy of the golden idol's weight is exactly the same as CG gophers and CG monkeys. Uh huh.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Never understood why aliens don't belong in Indy

    by drewlicious

    The movies are an homage to genre, especially the genres of the decades they happen to take place in. Indy IV takes place in the 1950's so it makes perfect sense to reference cold war sci-fi, which usually involves either radiation or aliens. We still deserved a better ending, though. And the Brando reference still makes me cringe. For the Record: I laughed at the fridge joke. Sue me.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:28 p.m. CST

    My favortie part of Casino...

    by HoboCode

    is Deniro lambasting the chef because of the uneven distribution of blueberries in each muffin.<p> "I want an equal number of bluberries in EVERY. SINGLE. MUFFIN!"<p> "Do you know how long that will take?"<p> I don't care!"

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Hobo

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    hahahaha forgot about that, im really gonna have to rent this and watch it again. Joe Pesci beating the hell out of De Niro's nosey right hand man (the little bald guy...cant remember his name) with the phone in the middle of the casino was a hoot as well.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:38 p.m. CST

    complaining about the gopher???

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    coooome ooooon...the fucking CG gopher???...it was in the film for what, 30 seconds in the beginning...here and gone with the snap of a finger and its worth complaining about???...yowsers, raping Indy INDEED

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:43 p.m. CST

    the gopher...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    It just illustrates how fucking insane The Beards have gone. Seeing the fucking thing once, maybe twice is fine. But they cut back to it....what 5 fucking times for a comedic reaction. This set the tone for the mess that was to come. And the fact that they had a real fucking gopher on the set in the fucking hole....popping out and looking around and shit (documented in a behind the scenes book) but it just wasn't cute or expressive enough or whatever the fuck that The Berg just had to have it replaced digitally. This just showcases how much this film was in the toilet from the start. Shit that matters.....like uhhhh character development and somewhat decent dialogue-- fuck it. But CG gopher with lots of expression.....fuck yeah, we got it covered!!

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Last Crusade animals vs. KOTCS ones

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Sorry, but I'm far more insulted by the plaster and wood rhino and the python sock puppet snake that shocked Young Indy at the start of Last Crusade than I am the CGI gophers and monkeys from KOTCS. Where KOTCS should be attacked is on the story front-way too many characters, not enough focus on Indy, and Marion has become a grinning fool. Plus if we're going into the logic element, how did Indy know to do that little roll at the end after kneeling before "God." Just dumb luck I guess.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Last line in reference to Last Crusade

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I meant to put that before the KOTCS stuff.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST

    fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    by odo19

    I think you mean Don Rickles.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST

    insane The Beards have gone

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Go back to 1986 for Lucas (Howard the Duck) and 1989 for Spielberg (Always, which was then followed by that garbage Hook!!!)

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Casino: The most painful scene in cinema

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Baseball Bats to Pesci!!!!!!

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    fans and non-fans of Skull

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    i can see both sides of the spectrum when it comes to fans likes and dislikes of Indy 4...there is plenty in Indy 4 that could potentially turn fans off, i can see and accept that...i may not agree, but thats just opinion and what not. the gopher thing is a bit silly i admit, but it didn't really HURT the overall film as it was the most modest of introductions and it was there and gone without much after-thought (it served next to no purpose, at least...not that i could tell)...so it didn't bother me at all. i found things like Shia swordfighting in between to vehicles while getting hit in the balls with plants to be something WORTH bitching about...but oh well.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Samuel Fulmer

    by odo19

    That scene was pretty fucking gruesome, but nothing beats the head in the vice where the guys eye pops out. Or the part where Pesci stabs that dude with the pen.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Casino is SHIT-HOT but...

    by FILMFUNK

    Goodfellas is WHITE-HOT!<P>S'like preffering Jedi to Empire or Godfather3 to the original.<P>Complete mentalism!

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    odo19

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    thats the guy...thanks, he sure did have a blank, smug look on his face while watching Pesci talk on the phone...he was asking for it

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Goodfellas

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    nothing beats the scene where Pesci kicks the shit out of that "made man" in the bar, puts him in the trunk, drives off...opens the trunk...stabs the guy, shoots the guy...then buries him...wasn't he alive when they buried him???

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Not to rehash...

    by HoboCode

    but all these complaints about Indy 4 (the gopher, the snake rope, the fridge, the waterfalls, the aliens)? I honestly just wasn't bothered by them. I'm a child of the 80's and I've watched every Indy movie about 25 times at least (I'm a fan) and nothing in Skull really left a bad taste in my mouth and I honestly enjoyed myself. One exception might have been the monkey swinging scene, but not so much becasue it bothered me, so much as it felt like a lost scene from Peter Jackson's King Kong and not an Indy scene.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 3:06 p.m. CST

    fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    One thing missing from that scene.....as they are burying the dude Pesci should have dropped trou and pissed on him.....that would have won him a Nobel Prize.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Harry

    by The Thinker

    '... and I’m betting that in a good 5 years we’ll probably have a release that will have a great doc about the “curse of Poltergeist” that makes that new DIRECT TV ad where they use the Girl from POLTERGEIST to help sell connections even though she is no longer with us.' WHAT. 'It’s about bad acid trips in the mirror and have fun with the paranormal ...' And that's just in the first selection. Is it really that hard to double-check your shit AS you write, Harry? You fucking village idiot.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 3:12 p.m. CST

    DANNY

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    or have Pesci AND DeNiro pissing on the guy...with Liotta in the background wearing a "i'm fucked" look on his face

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Mysterious Indy 4 People

    by Thrillho77

    Who are these mysterious people that are friends with people who liked Indy 4? I seem to hear "everyone I talked to liked it a lot!" from the Indy 4 supporters. <p> I'll at least be honest and admit that I personally know 2 people close to me that liked Indy 4 and about 10 that hated it. <p> If you think that Crystal Skull was actually a proper Indiana Jones movie, then I just can't help but feel that you've forgotten what made Indy great in the first place.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Thrillho77

    by HoboCode

    Funny. I would use the same argument on you.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Thrillho77

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    so what made Indy great in the first place and what does it take to make a "proper" Indy film???...enlighten me. i have my opinion of the Indy films (ALL of them) firmly established, but you seem to know more than everyone else...so...im curious. not picking a fight er anything.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Indy IV

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Personal friends shared my same sentiment.....but at work-- all the old ladies in my office were saying it was so much fun and ooooohhhhh Harrison looks so good. Shia is a cutie. They should do more with just him. And they liked all the animals and the old ones were boring in comparison. This is exactly what I heard in the lunch room.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Danny

    by kungfuhustler84

    I hope you took a lunch tray to their faces and peed on them.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Well, first of all....

    by Thrillho77

    It would be helpful if Indiana Jones was the centerpiece of the movie. The one who pulls everyone through it. But instead, he takes a backseat and watches John Hurt lead everyone. He gets to throw about 3 punches and launch one rocket. That's literally it. <p> But what makes an "Indy" movie for me - is the shock and wonderment of discovery. And there was absolutely none of that in this movie. Seeing the heads melt in Raiders over 20 years ago was more awe-inspiring than ANYTHING in this movie today. And none of the characters seemed to care that they had just witnessed FUCKING ALIENS. And the aliens, which I have no inherent problem with, were simply telegraphed FAR too heavily and too early...making their discovery incredibly flat for me as an audience member. <p> I didn't mean to be judgmental, but even with as objective of an eye as I can put on it - I don't see how this movie even approaches the previous three, except superficially.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    ACK!!! if Shia takes over

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    okay okay okay...now, if Shia COMPLETELY takes over Indianas whip and fedora...i WILL be pissed off. whip...what whip, he'll be "fencing" instead of using a whip. Harrisons gotta be in it, bottom line...or what made Indy "Indiana Jones" will be completely gone.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Have to make Harry's side over Casino

    by DougMcKenzie

    It is definitely the more watchable movie. Mainly falls to the characters. Casino's are more likeable, especially the lead. Lefty Rosenthal fell due to misplaced love, not because he became a massive coke addict and dealer. I think we have all had the friend who fucks up our day like Pesci did to Deniro. Goodfellas was full of despicable characters (except for Sorvino's Paulie). Who wasn't happy as shit when Tommy got wacked cause he was such a sociopathic asshole. More relatable characters makes Casino a better viewing experience.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST

    "but using a dead kid is especially icky"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    As opposed to John Wayne and Fred Astaire, who are both very much al -- hey, wait a minute!!!

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Casino is more entertaining than Goodfellas

    by Prossor

    To me anyway, so put me in Harry's camp and the others here. Goodfellas may be the critic's darling but nothing is more funner to watch than Casino. Casino's locale is better, the gaudy sin infested outlandish las vegas is better than the grimey NY area, second Pesci's character here is better than in GF, there he was just a plain unlikable psychopath those are dime a dozen and he succeeded in me not really wanting to watch his random killings, in Casino he's a more formed characterh, more shades to him, he goes apeshit but he also has logic and reason here and is more interesting to watch. Another thing is the ragtag lowlifes of GF at times are unique but in this case i like watching the topdogs and mob bosses running an empire better, here it's just chiefs kicking ass. In terms of exploring mob leadership Casino hits the unique middle ground, Godfather had the dons and supremods at the top, Goodfellas has the bottom dregs and thugs, whilst Casino has the mid guys who answer to both levesl above and below.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 3:56 p.m. CST

    I agree about the dead kid....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    ...commercial. That is sleazy.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    I vote CASINO as well.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Casino

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    its a great film but im more of a Goodfellas kinda guy, Casino was a bit slow and plodding at times and ive said it once and ill say it again...Sharon Stones screechy, whiney, two-faced BEOTCH of a character almost made parts of the film unwatchable...i still dig that scene of DeNiro dragging her through the house by her hair, kicking her out...something he should have done immediately after she birthed his daughter.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Indy IV debate

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Do you guys remember that massive war going on over whether or not Indy IV was gonna be any good? Its sorta retarded thinking back on it now. But I remember all those funny motherfuckers posting those stories about possibly scenes in the upcoming film. Some guy still bent on revenge for the prequels was saying Lucas was gonna fuck the whole thing up. He then proceeded to explain the climax of the film in great detail where Indy and Mutt discover a temple where ewok droids are having a hip-hop dance competition. Ohhhhhh fuck. That was the funniest shit ever. I do not do his story any justice. It was as funny as a bucket of piss being poured on John McCain's face.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST

    another thing about Casino

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    why o why didn't DeNiro just have James Woods character killed if he was this constant pain in the ass???... just remembered something, a video compiling all the times a character says "fuck" in Casino...it moves fast but it actually last about a minute or so...there are ALOT of "fucks" in Casino

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 4:13 p.m. CST

    I agree...Casino is better.

    by Barrock

    I don't know why. People usually look at me like I said I voted for Sarah Palin. I really like Vegas, I really like De Niro, and Stone's character was the devil. She was such a piece of shit, you just wanted De Niro to murder her, right there on the floor of the Casino.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 4:14 p.m. CST

    100% agreed Barrock

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    about Stone getting snuffed out

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 4:25 p.m. CST

    James Woods=scuzziest fucking actor ever

    by odo19

    Seriously that dude seems to just ooze a slime of dirty smarminess every movie he's in. It's really a gift.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Holiday Inn?!?!?!?

    by Al Delvechio

    Come on Harry...this film is the type of racist garbage that should have long ago been buried. To keep promoting it year after year is despicable.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 5:23 p.m. CST

    DANNY

    by Six Demon Bag

    im watching Indy 4 naked with a bowl of jello

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Six Demon Bag

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    If my balls were sitting a bowl of warm jello, it might make the viewing experience a little better.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 5:32 p.m. CST

    There would be no Casino without GoodFellas

    by Six Demon Bag

    Had GF not been the classic it is there is no way Casino would have followed. There is NOTHING original about Casino. The narration, editing, the rocknroll soundtrack all over the place, DeNiro, Frank Vincent, Pesci, the epic sprawl of 3 hours, even the same fucking screenwriter. ALL OF THIS IS POSSIBLE and less rewarding because it wants to be GoodFellas. How do you think this Vegas gangster tale was made? on the heels of Age of Innocence or Cape Fear? No it was because GoodFellas set the standard. Just as every film after Godfather wanted to be it, the same goes for GoodFellas. sorry, you know it to be true..take your weapon strike me down...

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Indy 4 just follows the comic path of crusade

    by Six Demon Bag

    i really can't remember many blantant comic parts in TEMPLE in between the human sacrifices..i miss my childhood

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6 p.m. CST

    Comic moments in Temple:

    by vic twenty

    Whenever Mrs. Speilberg graces the screen. And whenever Shorty opens his mouth. Folks love Short Round, but when that movie came out we hated that twerp. Totally f'ed up the movie. My opinion has softened on that considerably.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6:06 p.m. CST

    The Talkbackers Drinking Game

    by Stacy Without An E

    Every time someone makes a blanket statement of "that sucks", "that's lame" or "meh" take a shot. To those of you attacking films like Indy IV, let me ask you...when was the last time you took the time and energy to try and create something entertaining for the masses? Sheesh.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST

    My biggest problem with Indy 4...

    by Knuckleduster

    It felt like a product, not a film.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6:37 p.m. CST

    the worst thing by far re: indy 4 was...

    by dalbatron

    The fact that spielberg said he directed every shot with the fan in mind... Which fan, what fan, please give me 5 mins in a locked room and a baseball bat with that fan... It wasnt you DANNY was it??

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6:38 p.m. CST

    love the POD animation

    by dalbatron

    made me watch it the other night.. showeed it to my wife.. she sat open mouthed by the end.. win win for all involved there methinks!!!

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    oh yeah and the problem with TOD was...

    by dalbatron

    little indian kids.. who the fuck cares about them, theres millions of em in bangalore country.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST

    dalbatron

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    You do know those weren't actual Indian kids, right? I heard they were Lucas' house cleaning crew. They were flown in from Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6:46 p.m. CST

    DANNY_

    by dalbatron

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6:48 p.m. CST

    bollocks

    by dalbatron

    which cunt pressed the 'enter' key... I thought they were shaved ewoks, or uncloaked jawas,, actually what the fuck is with the fascination with midgets anyway.. look at willow..

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6:51 p.m. CST

    if you look closley in the final scene of indy 4

    by dalbatron

    you will see callista fuckheart as the 3 alien from the left. all scrawny with the oversized head...

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 6:52 p.m. CST

    my favorite part of casino was in the desert...

    by jig98

    21 fucks in 2 mins. imagine if it was pesci instead of pacino in righteous kill. now, THAT'S a movie.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 7:02 p.m. CST

    methodist drinking game for indy 4

    by dalbatron

    take a drink everytime; indy uses his whip, you see a non cgi animal, you like shia and when you feel ike your watching and indiana jones movie...

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 7:04 p.m. CST

    poltergiest on the other hand

    by dalbatron

    is great.. the seance scene in 'the orphanage' reminded me so much of that movie, btw 'the orphanage' was one of the best movies of the year.. agree?

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Harry

    by LarryTate

    why not have a proof reader? You frequently type the wrong words or use questionable grammar. Spell check ain't helping ya with those things. You're a professional so why not just have someone take 5 minutes to glance it over for you before you post it?

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Indy 4

    by The Amazing G

    sums up everything that's wrong with internet movie "fandom", I think South Park was making fun of people who were upset over the movie more than the movie itself

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 7:45 p.m. CST

    also I'm going to do an experiment...

    by The Amazing G

    when I have a kid I'm going to show them all 4 (5 maybe?) Indy films and ask them if they liked them all, I guarantee they would say yes, though they may not like the latter ones as much as the first

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Vic 20

    by Six Demon Bag

    Short Round was a vital imgredient to TEMPLE. Lest you forget, indirectly HE was the one who saved the kids by saving Indy from the Dark Sleep. I got nuthin for Willie though. Keep in mind people that the difference between TEMPLE (and RAIDERS) and KINGDOM is that with the 1st two films, the last half of the movie is all action. Esecially TEMPLE, where its building and building and then after Short Round (yet again!)saves Indy it's all gravy! There is no action in the last half in which Indy and the gang participates (after the jungle chase)

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 8:27 p.m. CST

    if you look closley in the final scene of indy 4

    by Thrillho77

    You will see the god damn STRANGEST looking priest you will ever see allowed on celluloid.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Thrillho

    by PirateEmery

    That would require me spending some amount of money that would eventually trickle up to the serial rapists.<p> I'll just tvlink it and see what you're talking about...

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Amazing G

    by PirateEmery

    Depends on the age of the kid... if he/she's relatively young, then they're going to like KOTCS because of the CGI critters and the general slapstickiness.<p> If they're relatively older, then they're going to like KOTCS because Shia LeBeouf (the Brad Pitt of their time) is in the movie.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Shia LeBeouf (the Brad Pitt of their time)

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Jesus fucking Christ.....what the hell is wrong with you?

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Here you go PirateEmery....get the lube ready...

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    http://tinyurl.com/5ujd6d

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST

    halloween dvd set

    by Handcannon

    that set is such a mess. 6 discs and 3 of them are the original film? Then just Halloween 4 and 5? Plus, it's like 60 bucks. Terrible release

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:40 p.m. CST

    by Billyeveryteen

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:40 p.m. CST

    by Billyeveryteen

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Painfull childhood monents...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Steven could do no wrong. Jaws, CE3K, ET, Raiders... then Indy fell into Short-Round's car.<p>George could do no wrong. American Graffit, Star Wars, Empire, Raiders... then Leia met that Ewok.<p>Death of all my hope as an adult? Qui-Gon had to run into Jar-Jar.<p>Sigh.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Danny Was RIGHT About The Dark Knight

    by thelordofhell

    There, I said it. The only redeeming quality of TDK is the Harvey Dent/Two-Face character. the rest just sucked out loud. Oh yeah, and Aaron Eckhart should be cast as Captain America. That's all.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 10:03 p.m. CST

    The Dick Blood of Roger Murtaugh

    by PirateEmery

    That isn't my own opinion of the talentless douche, but probably what the next generation will think of him.<p> THAT scares me...

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 10:17 p.m. CST

    thelordofhell -- sadly I disagree with you.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Thats funny....I was dead wrong about TDK and dead fucking wrong about Indy IV. Now I argue with people that enjoyed Indy when before I was arguing with people for slamming Indy before they saw it-- awwwwwww fuck. I should have just let 'em. I wasted too much fucking time on here defending that piece of shit for no damn reason.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 10:18 p.m. CST

    PirateEmery - hehehe

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    But seriously-- what do you think of the pic?

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Can somebody please tell me

    by mr.brownstone

    what the animation with saint godard's and harry waving is?

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 10:53 p.m. CST

    No Worries Danny

    by thelordofhell

    I just realized I read someone else's comments about you making a joke about Heath Deadger, the guy who played the Joker like a crackhead. If you liked TDK then O.K., I still hated it. I also hated Indy 4sale so we have that in common at least.

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 11:05 p.m. CST

    DARK KNIGHT Aspect Ratio???!!! :

    by George Newman

    Will the Dvd maintain its widescreen format throughout or will there be an option to incorporate the IMAX shape as well? <p>It probably wouldnt work well on a widescreen tv but it would look amazing on a square 'tube or monitor

  • Oct. 14, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST

    here's something:

    by George Newman

    dark knight 2-disc, with an IMAX special feature. i think the clips are isolated though http://tinyurl.com/49o2zs

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 12:13 a.m. CST

    by huggerorange

    ..sorry but harry lost me on his positive review of indiana jones 4, What film did you watch!!??. I just saw indy 4 for the first time on dvd and thought that movie was the worst in the whole series; a very weak and thrown together story! On top of a flimsy story , the action moments were way too over the top-disney-cartoon ..lame sequences...no...just no. I know the nostalgic people want to or need to like it, but this film is a flop to me. The lost ark will forever be my favorite and last crusade me 2nd fave.

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Hating the Dark Knight is like hating sex

    by MattmanReturns

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 2:10 a.m. CST

    WOW!

    by deanbarry

    Lot's of Blu-Ray titles to salivate over. I love that the format is getting some decent flicks released. I love the format. Also, double WOW on the TB generated over Indy 4. Love it or hate it, it's got people talking. I fall into the "meh" category myself. I didn't love it or hate it. Seen better, seen worse. But would love to see Raiders in hi-def, pronto!

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Guys, I really disliked Crystal Skull when I saw it...

    by Kirbymanly

    ... in the theater. But I'm watching it again for the second time on DVD right now and can't believe that I actually think it's pretty f'ing good. It has its flaws (a few lame jokes here and there, needs some dialogue tightening in the second act and has an ending I wish didn't have the heroes escaping due to chance)... But take it from a former hater-- it's pretty fun for what it is and a satisying Indy adventure. Seriously, fellas, I HATED it when I left the theater... try giving it another shot.

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 4:03 a.m. CST

    It wasn't memories that said KOCS would be shit

    by Lost Jarv

    it was Nodiggity.

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Boba Fat

    by Vern

    Not sure if you're still looking for this answer, but the 5 movies in the Shogun Assassin series is because they combined parts 1 and 2 of Lone Wolf and Cub into the "original" Shogun Assassin. So part 2 is really part 3, etc. Parts 1 and 2 are the bastardized American releases of Lone Wolf 1-3, and the others are recently made dubs made to cash in on people who don't know the original title. So unless you have some nostalgic attachment to the way Shogun Assassin is dubbed and cut up definitely go for the Lone Wolf box set, which is the original uncut movies in the original language with the original scores.<p> Also I was wondering if anybody has any opinions on George Lucas, I haven't seen him mentioned much on the internet at all

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Vern, I saw SHOGUN ASSASSIN first

    by Mace Tofu

    at a grindhouse in downtown LA so I've been tainted to enjoy that version.

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Thanks Vern

    by Boba Fat

    You're a gent.

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 6:55 a.m. CST

    "Relics of Belief Systems."

    by runfoodrun

    Aliens are not a belief system, stop trying all you can to justify their presents in this film or the film itself...it's ok to say something isn't good when it's not!

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 8:02 a.m. CST

    eric

    by half vader

    You thought the stuff was cg so you hated it, but watched the making of, saw that much was practical so now you like it? <p> You. Idiot.

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Nothing beats Ray Liotta freaking out to Nilsson's "Going Down"

    by half vader

    Nuthin'!

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Matrix Blu-ray half-done?

    by Munkstomper

    Just curious....Is disc one of "The Matrix Experience" on the Matrix Blu-ray box set not supposed to have a disc label? Just looks kinda out of place with disc 2.... Disc one just looks bare. (Nothing wrong with the disc itself, tho...)

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 9:34 a.m. CST

    half vader

    by eric haislar

    No the film still is not that good. I never really hated it. I thought it was "Meh" now i think it's "Ehh". It makes me appreciate it more that is all.

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST

    half vader

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    FYI - I saw your post in the Ridley Scott TB and replied to it. Cheers.

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Well said Harry! All you Indy4 haters. Get over yourselves!

    by Orionsangels

    Some of you really do expect too much. It's an old fart Indy for Christ sake! You take what you can get. The film is flawed, but I liked it. It was fun to see Indy again. I didn't go in watching it with an idea of what a new Indy film should have been like, like 99% of you did.

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Indy 4

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    hmmm...its strange, i watched it for the second time last night and enjoyed it much more than before. i guess i went in to it the first time expecting crap because of all the negative feedback it was getting (and a new Indy film is BOUND to be mercilessly picked apart by the rabid fanbase)...but upon my second viewing, it still feels like good ole fashion Indiana Jones with a few blemishes here and there...still don't dig Shia swinging with monkeys, the grave-yard kung-fuey mask wearing crazy people were a bit...retarded, and the alien story is still a bit out of place...but overall i enjoyed it. the Indy look and feel is there...Indy feels like Indy (having those moments of clarity, where Indy starts figuring things out putting the pieces of the puzzle together like he's talking to himself...is there and its awesome as always), the adventure feels like Indy, its all there...its just the little things that seems to hang over Indy 4 like little dark clouds raining canteloupe size shit. i take back some of the things i've said abotu Indy 4...i'd say its my 3rd fav. Indy film...and my list goes Raiders, Temple (sorry...i dug the action sequences more, love the bridge and alligators), Skull, THEN Crusade (dug the plane and tank action sequences...but it was a bit boring at times in comparison to the other Indy films). im sure i'll get some shit for saying that...but oh well...fuck it.

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Billyeveryteen....

    by ufoclub1977

    "Painful childhood moments"... spot on.

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 12:18 p.m. CST

    POLTERGEIST: Best horror films of the '80s????

    by thegreatwhatzit

    God, time has seriously eroded the luster of this f/x-laden gobbler. Compare to THE HAUNTING ('63 version, I don't want to even think about the remake): zip special effects and an engaging (very ambiguous) ending. Do the ghosts exist? Listen to the climactic line of the movie. POLTERGIEST is now denigrated on a TV commercial (and the film's star, Craig T. Nelson, was hired for the roast. Craig, the U.S.S. Dignity is sailing without you).

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Shia LeBeouf: the Eddie Deezen of his generation

    by thegreatwhatzit

    That is all (Brad Pitt???).

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 3:56 p.m. CST

    half vader

    by Six Demon Bag

    are you talking about goodfellas...it was pesci and the song is Atlantis

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 5:10 p.m. CST

    The Other Side

    by psychedelic

    Excited to see Dance of the Dead is out so soon. The Other Side, Gregg Bishop's first film, is really cool. I've recommended it to many people and even gave it as a gift to two family members. No kidding. Check it out.

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Hey MNG

    by half vader

    Cool - I'll check it out - busy today!

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Six Demon Bag

    by half vader

    Yeah Goodfellas - haven't you seen it? <p> And as a general note, why doesn't anyone know who Harry Nilsson is? I don't buy the "we're too young why should we know that stuff" bullshit - I'm 'too young' for him but that's like saying we shouldn't need to know the Beatles, Stones, Zep, Jimmi etc. They say it about films too, and suits use it as an excuse for all the bullshit remakes we get now... <p> At least Marty knows his stuff (music-wise I mean)!

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST

    I'm in the Casino > Goodfellas camp too

    by TylerDurden3395

    Crystal Skull was about as much fun as setting fire to your scrotum and putting the flames out with a rusty hammer.

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Vader..go home and get your fuckin shine box

    by Six Demon Bag

    i think YOU need to watch it again to see Pesci pistol whip billy batts to DONOVAN's "Atlantis".

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Who cares about CGI Flip63Hole!

    by Orionsangels

    They're using the modern tools of the day. Should they go back to black and white film? They're trying to make a movie on a tight budget with as little risk factor as possible. They acomplished that with Indy4. If it bothers you so much. Then you put too much of your life into these feels. Take it for what it is, like if complaining is gonna do anything, hahaha!

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST

    let me rephrase that

    by Orionsangels

    They're using the modern tools of the day. Should they go back to black and white film? They're trying to make a movie on a tight budget with as little risk factor as possible. They acomplished that with Indy4. If it bothers you so much. Then you put too much of your life into these films. Take it for what it is, like if complaining is gonna do anything, hahaha! haha! and ha!

  • Oct. 15, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Oh i missed out on a nerdgasm! Indy 4 wasn't the film i wanted

    by Orionsangels

    I'm gonna bitch for years about it! like i did with the star wars prequels. i really made a difference. no you didn't.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 12:08 a.m. CST

    leobloom

    by PirateEmery

    Exactly right... KOTCS music sucked... Whereas I very much enjoyed the Father-Son themes of LC.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 12:47 a.m. CST

    I didn't think KOTCS was bad

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    It was just average. The bad part of that is expectations are supposed to be high for an Indiana Jones film so of course there will be lots of disappointed people. <p> I think it'd be nice if they do go through with another Indy film if they have a compelling villain. Psuedo-Psychic Russian Chick just doen't compare to the bad guys in Raiders and Temple of Doom.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Is it alright to like both Goodfellas and Casino?

    by Xiphos_2

    I do. Of course I tend not to subscribe to the either/or mentality theat runs through AICN.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 4:20 a.m. CST

    why do i keep falling asleep during KOTCS?

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Indy 4

    by Evangelion217

    I thought it was really good when I first saw it, then I realized that I forgot most of what I saw. It is probably the most forgettable film of this year. :( My rating is a 6/10. It's decent, but nothing special. It is better then Spielberg's "War of the Worlds." ;)

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Re:Poltergeist, best horror film of the '80s..?

    by skimn

    Not even in the summer of '82, when it was released. Even with the sci-fi angle, The Thing is first and foremost a horror film, and beats Poltergeist hands down.<p>Poltergeist does tap into childhood fears well, but the movie itself is a little too clean. Too impressed with its nifty ILM effects, the spectral ghosts, the cloud effects, etc. It had neat things for 1982, the crawling steak is still fun, and of course the dissolving face, but for horror...I'll go with The Thing.<p>But for best Yuppie Republican dope-smoking ex hippie parents? Nelson and Williams are hard to beat.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    ReRe:Poltergeist

    by skimn

    Oooooops! Forgot the creepy clown, hard to forget the clown...

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Skimn, whichever one you like best

    by half vader

    they're both awesome, and over the last few weeks, both came out on HD. "Cept The Thing got slightly fucked with DNR (it's got less detail than the hd-dvd version. Still, been a good few weeks for 80s geeks.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    The Thing VS. Poltergeist

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    hmmm....thats like choosing between a steak with baked potato or steak with baked sweet potato...they are both STEAK, one just has a sweeter side (Poltergeist).

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Skimn & Knobules

    by thegreatwhatzit

    You're right on the money. THE THING was surreal, a nightmare; POLTERGEIST was mechanical. Knobules, I still can't shake THE HAUNTING (scared the bejesus out of me). "Who's hand was I holding?" Wise restrained the physical manifestation (a paradox, considering film is a visual medium); the remake was all CGI pageantry. No other films has ever prompted me to turn on the lights.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Just Finished watching the Substitute

    by T 1000 xp professional

    pretty good flick ..ignore the box art caz it's not the mood at all from the film...this would've been a movie that i would've loved as a kid in the 80s.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Substitute

    by Jarek

    Went in expecting a horror and it turned out to be a kids horror flick... not really all that..... anything, really. Was okay, I guess.

  • Oct. 16, 2008, 11:53 p.m. CST

    We need MORE kids' horror flicks!

    by half vader

    They even censor fairy tales these days. More scary stuff for kids is a GOOD thing! But I know what you meant...

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Casino better than Goodfellas???

    by Reckoner

    I can't believe most of you assholes believe Casino is better than Goodfellas. Casino is a total almost remake of Goodfellas with the same actors and even some of the same scenes!! There is a scene in Casino where Pesci goes crazy at a guy at the bar just like Goodfellas. If my memory serves me, I even think it's same actor he beat the shit out of in Goodfellas. I know Scorsese was paying tribute to that scene, but come on!!! Goodfellas is the father of Casino. In other words, Casino is the bitch. By the way, have any of you heard the Joe Pesci prank call to the black guy on YouTube? That's some funny shit.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Reckoner

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    i agree...Goodfellas is a bit better than Casino, as good as Casino is there are several characters and situations involving these partiular characters that annoys the shit out of me. Goodfellas is a interesting albeit brutal look at the mob, so many memorable scenes and characters its such a joy to watch, the ONLY thing im not big on about Goodfellas is the last 15 to 20 minutes, which is vanilla in comparison to the crazy shit seen up until then. Goodfellas is actually one of my fav. films.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    MORE reasons why Poltergeist is awesome!

    by half vader

    Just watched it. Never noticed that Sonny Landham from Predator is one of the pool workers ("I love you I love you..."), and the cowboy guy from Texas Chainsaw (sorry Vern - "Chain Saw") Massacre 2 is the other who helps himself to what's in the pot. Awesome! <p> Pretty funny to see stuff like the dog trainer through the door before the dog goes through to the bedroom and stuff like suspicious moving potplants and such. Hey, I know these are trifles, but it's cool to be seeing new stuff in it after about 25 years. That eldest kid is even MORE annoying in HD though. "You're so obnoxious" indeed!

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    haha vader

    by fartedinthefaceofhollywood

    i watched it on Blu last night as well, and yeah...the scene with Sonny Landham was a bit of a surprise...i mean i've seen the movie before, but he looks so much younger in Poltergeist given that Predator came out only several years later...and the other construction worker drinking the coffee and sampling the sauce through the window...he looks so damn familiar its rediculous, i feel like i've seen the guy in TONS of movies but for the life of me i can't think which movies. Poltergeist does look pretty good though...at times very crisp and detailed and at other times fuzzy and soft...one thing is for sure, some 80's films look great on Blu and some really show their age...some of the more practical FX in Poltergeist look like complete shit now-a-days, given the clarity and detail...like dude ripping his face off for example, great scene...but looks like dookie.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Yo Gabba Goddamn!

    by FilmFan311

    That show is fucking cucoo for Cocoa Puffs! My 2-Year-Old Son loves to dance to that tripped out shit! Any show that has Biz Markie and Robots that appear to be on acid are cool in my book

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Kid's Horror Flicks

    by Hamtaro Hentai

    Agreed. I grew up watching stuff like 'The Watcher in the Woods' and 'Something Wicked This Way Comes.' No studio, especially Di$ney, would have the balls to do that stuff anymore. The closest I've seen lately is Monster House, but cgi animation is not the same. <p> And about Indy, I'll admit, I didn't care for the aliens. Not because they were too fanastic, because they weren't fantastic enough. The other three had angels and hindu gods and crazy biblical shit, and the fourth one had... aliens. Snore.

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Film fan

    by half vader

    YoGabbaGabba is based on Tim Biskup's art, right? I mean, if they're just ripping him off there's gonna be a helluva lawsuit coming their way - he even has a label called Gama Go!

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Yeah farted

    by half vader

    Sonny looks so young, fresh-faced and normal - not badass at all! Although I guess he IS ogle-ing an underaged schoolgirl!!! <p> And like I said, the sauce-sampler is the producer/engineer/friend of our heroine whatever from TCM 2 whose face gets peeled off and then Leatherface makes the chick wear it... sweet!

  • Oct. 17, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    The point of horror flicks - and originally fairy tales

    by half vader

    I think kids' horror movies work for the same reason fairy tales with kid-eating witches and so-on were invented. And Roald Dahl's kids' stories for that matter. They give children the tools to deal with scary/fearful concepts in a safe environment. Getting thrown into an oven or devoured by a troll lets them confront their fears while feeling secure with a parent. They learn to understand the feelings. Idiot teachers and parents these days want to protect them from everything and therefore the kid is unprepared with these concepts when the real-life scary stuff starts to hit. It's like protecting kids from germs so much they have no resistance and conversely become sick at the drop of a hat BECAUSE of it! <p> I had to rake my own Mum over the coals because she was reading a kids' story to my brother's children and was taken aback at the violence/scariness (big bad banksia men for any Aussies out there). So she started CENSORING it while reading it to them! <p> I gave her a serve for the reasons I've stated above. I would never do that to my kids (she didn't do it to me because I insisted on reading everything myself from as soon as I possibly could), and was shaking my head that she would - she works at a primary school and SHE always complains about mollycoddling the kids! <p> Horror films for adults are sort of a similar concept. But I guess they can be more an excuse for copping a feel as opposed to the "loving embrace" I was talking about earlier!

  • Oct. 20, 2008, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Casino better than Goodfellas?

    by tendermelon

    Absolutely not.

  • Oct. 21, 2008, 10:21 p.m. CST

    indy 4

    by pr0g2west

    The thing about this movie is that its only been out for 6 months, whereas the others we remember from our childhoods. The classic scenes from each of the first 3 movies have been part of our lives for 19 years. All the hate comes from people's inability to experience the film in a nostalgic way, they only see the surface area. And they feel cheated, because a few scenes feel awkward or out of place. Every new Indy movie SHOULD be slightly different than the last. Temple of Doom was WAY different than Raiders, and so was Crusade.

  • Oct. 22, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    Re:Poltergeist, best horror film of the '80s..?

    by www.valiens.com

    It's true it was one of the best of the 80's. I'll agree to that. But, MAN, what the hell happened between then and now? I hadn't watched it in years. Got a group of friends together...popped the disk in... and ended up going MST3K on it. It was just laughable and, dare I say...boring. How did that happen? How is The Thing timeless and chilling and Poltergeist is dated? Huge letdown, needless to say.

  • Oct. 23, 2008, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Non-adrenaline rush of KOTCS

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I didn't think it completely sucked, but really did reduce Indy to just one of the five tag-along characters. There aren't any genuine moments of peril where you think, "How's he gonna get out of this?" Like the Well of Souls, the truck chase, the suspension bridge, the tank fight, etc. It's kind of boring watching Indy retread Oxley's own adventure and say stuff like "This is in-creeed-ible" while holding the skull. It had some touching moments of humanity in it, but it wasn't the adventure I'd hoped for. Too damn busy, too many lead characters with too little to do as individuals, so they all just tag along together, guffawing at everything. Like Boba Fett, over the years I've come to realize that the more you learn about a cool character like Indy, the less fascinating he becomes.

  • Nov. 16, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Mr. Brownstone! No one answered, ....

    by Arch_Stanton

    and you'll probably never see this weeks later, but in case someone finds your question... I wondered the same thing, and I did some spelunking around, and I think it's "Maniac Cop". Never saw it, but found a "Saint Godard's" connection to it, and the shadow figure fits with the movie posters.

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