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Talkbacker D.Vader Goes On David Twohy's PERFECT GETAWAY!!

Merrick here...
Talkbacker D.Vader sent us a review of A PERFET GETAWAY; he seemed to enjoy the film more than Massawyrm did (HERE). However, D.Vader throws around the dreaded "F word"..."fun" his review, which some feel is not an acceptable adjective/criteria for film evaluation these days (per THIS G.I. JOE Talkback).
So, just how much did D.Vader enjoy his PERFECT GETAWAY? Read on...
Ahoy fellow film-geeks of AICN! D.Vader here. Earlier this evening I caught a free screening of David Twohy’s new thriller “A Perfect Getaway” starring Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich. If you haven’t caught any commercials yet, you might be seeing an ad for it on the right side of your screen right now- its the one with a goofy-looking Steve Zahn waving from a helicopter. I hadn’t heard much about this film before, and I’ve only just recently started to see ads for this on tv. I remember a logline from somewhere (maybe here at AICN) that seemed to suggest this movie was about a group of newlywed couples being picked off one by one by a team of assassins from within the group. Well if, like me, you were deceived and *that’s* what you think this movie is, forget it. There are no assassins. If you think this is a standard horror/thriller where people get picked off one by one and you struggle to figure out who the killer is before the end, forget it. There are no onscreen kills until the third act. I won’t go into spoilers here because I knew nothing about this film walking in, and I think you will enjoy the movie much better without knowing too much. So, without further ado and without any more setup involving my day and what I ate and yadda yadda yadda, let’s get to it. The movie begins with home-video footage of a wedding party. The groomsmen are congratulating the “lucky” man, some throwing out friendly insults, angry that he’s just made his first “studio sale” (funny, because none of these guys look like film students to me). Interspersed with this wedding footage are home-video of Steve Zahn, shot by Milla Jovovich, his lovely new wife, as they drive through Hawaii on their honeymoon. Sad, somber music plays throughout this montage. The juxtaposition of these happy scenes with this downbeat music gives you the sense that this film will end badly for the couple, and it starts the sense of foreboding before the credits have even finished. Unbeknownst at first to Zahn and Milla, it turns out that a newlywed couple was found brutally murdered on one of the other islands. The suspects are a man and woman and are believed to have moved to the current island the honeymooners are on. As they travel, they meet two other couples, both of which could be the murderers. One is made of the always great Timothy Olyphant and LOST’s infamous Nikki, Kiele Sanchez. The other is made of Sin City’s Marley Shelton and Star Trek’s Chris Hemsworth, sporting a beard that gives us an idea of what he’ll look like as the future Thor. Two things really surprised me as the movie progressed. The first is that this isn’t a slasher film like the tv ads led me to believe; its a thriller. It is structured to make you wonder who will be the killer- Olyphant or Hemsworth? Or someone else?- and a great deal of time is spent setting up the characters, building a relationship between the couples, and ratcheting up the tension. The second thing that surprised me was all the talk about filmmaking and structure. This film definitely takes a page out of “SCREAM”s playbook. See, Steve Zahn is a screenwriter. When he meets Timothy Olyphant, Olyphant begins to talk about how he took a filmmaking boot course once and knows all about form and structure and whatnot. Then he begins to talk about how your script needs red herrings and second act plot twists, a wink wink nudge nudge to the audience that made me smile. Because at this moment, you’re beginning to wonder if the creepy Olyphant is just the kind of red herring he is describing. Or is it Chris Hemsworth, playing an appropriately creepy half of a hippie hitchhiking duo, who is next seen, of course, wearing a RED headband. As Zahn and Jovovich continue to travel with Olyphant and his girlfriend (who is first shown to us completely nude on a raft, though from the side, so the best you get is full-body side-boob and side-ass, LOST fans), we learn more about Olyphant and the evidence starts stacking in his favor of being the killer. Twohy does a good job of framing many of these conversations tightly, leaving the audience to wonder just what’s outside the frame, and thus making it easy to throw in a jump-scare (don’t worry, there’s only one and its quite effective). Once Olyphant begins to talk about past covert operations, or when he starts putting together unknown weapons while talking, you start thinking “is this the moment all hell is going to break loose?” But then Twohy will throw in another conversation about filmmaking to lighten things up. Or in one case, a talk about comic books, specifically Silver Age Marvel characters and a certain Iraqi dictator’s obsession with them. And then suddenly the next time Chris Hemsworth shows up, he is imposing and threatening, angry over an earlier altercation with Steve Zahn. You’re really not sure who to trust, and just when you think you’ve figured out who the killer is, another twist comes up that keeps you guessing. Twohy loves to keep us on our toes, especially with repeated lines like “He’s *really* hard to kill,” (dunn dunn DUNN) that one female uses to describe her male counterpart, potentially foreshadowing an expected third act in which the chases begin. This brings me to the big Second Act twist that Olyphant and Zahn discuss earlier in their screenwriting conversation. I won’t give anything away, but I will say that I think the reveal is mishandled. With the twist comes a very long black and white flashback sequence that explains who these characters are, where they come from, and why they do what they do. My problem with it is that A. Its WAY too long. I could feel the audience at one point start fidgeting, ready to move on to the big chase now that we know who the killers are. And B. It doesn’t flashback to any earlier lines of dialogue that confirm the twist, that deepen our understanding of earlier clues. Instead, its all new footage. What could have been a moment that has us going “Ohhh yeaaah! NOW I see why he said that, or why she did this,” because they repeat an earlier scene but now with new context, is instead a bunch of new scenes that still left me confused by the end. Why? Because once the killers are revealed, your mind is scrambling backward to remember the clues that were placed before you, but there are no flashbacks like in “The Usual Suspects” or “The Sixth Sense” to help you along. And once the Third Act begins, its the obligatory chase. But its fun, because at this point, you are invested in the characters and you don’t want to see them killed. And then Twohy’s style changes up, and he does some really weird things. Like at one point the characters are chasing each other around, and there are some strange edits; split-screens that look like comic book panels pushing each other out of the frame, fighting for attention. It made me laugh a bit. And when the climax came, I was afraid Twohy was going to go in a direction that would have certainly left a bad-taste in the audience’s mouth, which is funny because Olyphant and Zahn had a discussion about movie endings, and... well... that would be spoiling it. So look, here’s the thing. Its a thriller that, while not being wholly original, is highly entertaining thanks to its self-referential, though not over-the-top nature, its geek-pleasing discussions on film structure and comic books, its surprising level of humor (which continues even throughout the third act), and its respect for the audience. And its a crowd-pleaser. The audience I saw it with gasped and laughed at all the right parts, and even cheered toward the end with the appearance of a specific character. The Good -Timothy Olyphant; I always love this guy -Timothy Olyphant’s funny Nicolas Cage impression (no doubt formed during their time together on “Gone in 60 Seconds”) -Kiele Sanchez’s naked body
-A reverse shot of Milla Jovovich’s half-naked body -A reverse shot of Timothy Olyphant’s naked body (if you’re a female or into that sorta thing, that is) -Chris Hemsworth doing more than going down with a Federation Starship -The movie talk -The comic book talk -The buildup of suspense to keep you guessing the killers’ identities -A first glance at how Thor might look The Bad -The overly long 3rd act flashback reveal -The usually lovable Steve Zahn being sort of a dick through the first act (I didn’t touch on this, but he’s kinda standoffish at first) -Only one instance where a character has a chance to finish off the killer but chooses to (stupidly) run off instead *smacks forehead*. The Weird -The comic-book panel wipes during a chase toward the end -The odd moments of humor -Kiele Sanchez’s “southern” accent (which comes and goes) -No mention of a four-toed statue or the crash of Flight 815 on the island “A Perfect Getaway” is a fun movie. I didn’t pay for it tonight, but if I had, I would have been satisfied. If you’re looking for something other than GI JOE this weekend (bc you think it looks stupid or you just don’t like Sommers), might I suggest you give Twohy some support and check out his new flick. Twohy’s always entertained me, and I hope this does well. I look forward to more work from him in the future. Now, give in to the Dark Side and trash me and my review in the talkbacks, fellow geeks! You know you want to! D.Vader =D

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  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    congrats DVADER--now get back to Pedalback

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    not gonna POST it

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST


    by MichelleRodrijizz

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    no, it's an ad for extract

    by krod

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    From Deadwood to Hitman to this..

    by Baron Karza

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    This might be the first time that they post a review from a...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...talkbacker. Every other posted reader review was from people, whose nicknames nobody has ever heard of before!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    YOU SUCK! You got no business making movies!

    by Mennen

    OOPS! Sorry, Thought I was still in the McG forum.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    You know this is a talkbackers review because

    by savagedave

    its gives us the detail that we're REALLY interested in, i.e side boob shots. Bravo Vader.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Sounds like ...wait for it....FUN!

    by Mavra Chang

    Seriously, I do love a movie that actually keeps the audience from figuring everything out in the first five minutes. I hadn't looked at anything about this movie previously (For some reason, heard Zahn's name, thought "comedy" and dismissed it immediately. Am now hanging head in shame for making assumptions). Now you have swayed me and I'm interested in watching it. You are EVIL! ;) <p> Excellent job,Vader!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST


    by VXXXJesterXXXV

    <p>Sorry someone had to do it.</p> <p>Sounds like a decent enough movie to check out. I likely won't do so in theaters, but Blu Ray for sure. Good review Vader.</p>

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Damn, first Mr. DickBlood sets up his own place and...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...retires, now D.Vader goes pro...what's with all the ambition around here?

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    ...sorry, I can't read this though. I will see pretty much....

    by FlickaPoo

    ...anything with Milla Jovovich, but her movies usually aren't that great, so the less known the better.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST


    by white_vader

    That this wasn't about our sitcom. Ah well...

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Well done, D.Vader.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    And a naked Kiele Sanchez just might make me check this out.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST

    ...and Mrs. FlickaPoo has a little crush on Milla Jovovich...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and I encourage that any way I can.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    No, it's not the first review from a known Talkbacker. There have been several. YackBacker's TRANSFORMERS review comes to mind.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    You may be giving Dickblood too much credit on that "ambition" thing...

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Who does this guy think he is? And an addendum re: the nudity

    by D.Vader

    I forgot to mention in my "THE BAD" category that there is NO FULL FRONTAL nudity of any kind. <p> Which is disappointing. But I guess this is a PG-13 picture? <p> Either way, if you're hoping for some naked Kiele Sanchez, the best you're gonna get is a full shot of her nude from the side- so you get the side ass and side boob, but no full frontal. <p> Thanks Merrick for posting the review! Cheers!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    What did DickBlood set up?

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Can't say I miss him, just curiosity...

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    DGDB set up AIBN

    by YackBacker

    And it's magnificent.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    "And it's magnificent."

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    A magnificent waste of time!!!<P>Sorry Yack, that joke was just sitting there and I had to take it.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    D.Vader does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Three cheers for you bro - fucking great review!<p> ps. Plant!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    A+ on the nudity breakdown though...that should really...

    by FlickaPoo a regular feature of every review. I don't want any spoilers, but a nipple count is useful...

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Well Done D.Vader

    by DrMorbius

    KUDOS to you brother, nice review.<P>".....even ROCKY had a montage...."

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST


    by The Dum Guy

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    The Perfect Getaway... In Space!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    Plant, plant, plant...

    by Dr.DirtyD

    I"m surprised. A talkbacker posts a review and only one "plant". <P>losing it.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Good job D.Vader

    by toadkillerdog

    We go to movies to be entertained. To have 'fun'. Shocking that some people seem to have forgotten that basic reason.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    hey bud, nice review.

    by subtlety

    cheers. I always thought Twhoy was an interesting talent in search of the right movie. Dunno if this is it, but glad he pulled it off and hopefully he'll get another chance.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Hey DumGuy (Obviously)

    by DrMorbius

    Vader is one of us. Been in the TBs for years.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Hey Merrick - Theoretical question

    by toadkillerdog

    When a Talkbacker gets banned, all of his/her/it's/gender neutral's; post's go with them. Now what happens if a Talkbacker has a main page review up? Does that get wiped as well? <p> Now don't go banning D.Vader just to find out. But I am curious!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Vader, Is this a poem?

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    The way this article is formatted makes it look like a poem. vader, did you write this as a series of haikus?

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    I don't see the ad on the right...

    by jolaz

    Because I have Adblock enabled. That way I don't have to look at Steve Zahn's goofy mug trying to encourage me to buy a ticket for what looks like one of the most predictable thrillers in recent years.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Hey, cool.

    by Traumnovelle

    D. Vader's a good dude. Neat. Anyway, this ain't looking too hot to me, but that could just be how it's being marketed (that shot they keep showing in the previews, where the axe comes flying down at Steve Zahn and he narrowly avoids just looks SO shitty). <P> But I'm glad Steve Zahn is getting more roles like this. Rescue Dawn really shot holes through my assessment of this guys talents. He can be a fantastic actor, when he wants to. <P> And I'm sort of worried that the comic book and movie talk won't fit well. do they segue into these chats? I'm picturing it like some awkward Diablo Cody dialog or something, where out of nowhere they just start dissecting pop culture and shit. It has to feel natural, and that kind of stuff rarely does. <P> But your review is kind of getting me interested. I don't think I'll PAY for this, but maybe I'll sneak in after I've paid for and seen Hurt Locker again. <P> I'm still kind of leery of Twohy after Chronicles of Riddick. <P> Anyway, good review, keep 'em coming.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Good job Merrick on finding someone as gay as you

    by a_terradactyl

    Have you ever read any of D.Fags post, jackass? If you did you would know that he likes sucking dick and does deep turkey, but you already knew that didnt you. Merrick and D.Fag.... sucking each others dicks till they fall off.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST


    by Continentalop

    Let me be the first to say...FUCK OFF!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength, regarding the formatting

    by D.Vader

    I think that's my fault. I emailed my review tuesday night/wednesday morning, then found out about the embargo through Massawyrm's premature review. <p> So this morning, I forwarded the email back to AICN in case they missed it the first time. I didn't bother to check the email before I clicked "send", but it looks like it changed the format for the forward, and I guess that's where Merrick copy and pasted from. So sorry 'bout that. My bad. <p> Though a review in a series of haiku form or iambic pentameter in the future might be interesting... (and hard as hell to pull off).

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    The dialog about filmmaking comes into the story naturally, unlike Diablo Cody, bc Steve Zahn is a screenwriter and Olyphant likes to think he knows a thing or two about how to write a movie based on that one course he took. He also likes to tell lots of stories in the (supposed) hope that Zahn might use them as fodder for a future script. <p> So the segues into those specific convos come from either A. the initial moment Olyphant discovers Zahn's profession or B. when Zahn asks Olyphant for more details, and Olyphant will point out why it would work well in a screenplay. <p> The comic discussion is actually less a real discussion on comics and more of a funny anecdote that lets you know this was written by a fellow geek. But it all feels organic.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Good job Vader

    by Continentalop

    Great review. It sounds like the biggest problem in the movie is that they blew the inevitable surprise. I always like it when you reveal that apparently innocent words and actions had a deeper or different meaning than we originally suspected (like how they did it in The Conversation).

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Fun/Not fun is the way movies are usually reviewed...

    by FlickaPoo my house..."Great" is its own file and isn't very full. Most things are fun/not fun.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    ...and I think William Shatner should read this review...

    by FlickaPoo a poem with bongo player accompaniment.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST


    by menstrual_blitz

    more like a_terraDICKtyl...OH! <p> Nice going, Vader.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST


    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    heh, it would take a while! good job though.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST


    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    what the fuck is "deep turkey", a_terradactyl?!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    deap turkey

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    i did a little research on Urban Dictionary: deep fried turkey roll on a Tennessee schoolbus: When you put hotsauce on your hand and put all four fingers and the thumb up to the knuckles in a girl's ass and rotate your fist while reverse titty-fucking her as she sticks a pencil up your asshole and twists it. i.e. On the way to the away game, Jill and I shared a deep fried turkey roll on a Tennessee schoolbus. My court date is next week.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    I like side boob shots

    by StarchildAD

    Teh is teh sexor

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Thanks D. Vader.

    by Sithtastic

    That was an extensive and structured review. I have to say though that I might have a different view of what a "fun" film should be and this isn't it. From the preview this film in my eyes might suffer from the groan inducing cinematic red herring where characters act in an almost sinister manner to simply throw the viewer for a loop (rather than it actually being part of a motivation of the character, the director/writers do this to summarily screw with the audience) and that bothers me.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST


    by Youngdog

    I will check this out I but the self-referential/scream stuff has me a bit worried. I've had the hots for Milla ever since the Blue Lagoon sequel (and as I have already explained that is not pervy or wrong in any way as I was underage too when I saw it) and 5th Element is an all time fave as well<P>So D.Vader - now that you have a review posted are you going to go for a black box or what? I myself think you'd be great.<P>And it would be a shame for all that cash you've spent on Massive Wanker School to go to waste. Judging by your posts here you're top of the class.<P>Hee hee

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Massive Wanker School? Was that a knock on UNC, Youngdog?

    by D.Vader

    HOW DAAAAAAARRRRRE YOOOOOOOOOOOU?!?! <p> The second I get a black box, the first thing I'm doing is dropping that big ole Banhammer right on your head for that one. <p> Seriously though, thanks. Its nice to know that after 12-13 years here, I finally get a movie review posted, and even better, its well-received. <p> PS: I've been trying for years to get various females I know to dress up as LeLoo for Halloween. All attempts thus far have failed.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    For the most part, everyone's seemingly dark behavior and sinister actions work because well, that's just how their characters are. Sure, they act that way because it works as setting them up to be potential red herrings, but when you learn more about their characters too, you'll see that they're just being true to themselves.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Is this a FUN movie? Is it FUN!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Like GI FUN!!!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Nice Post Menstrual

    by DrMorbius

    The terraDICKtyl one.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Anyone ever seen a terradactyl before?

    by D.Vader

    Yeah, me neither.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST

    I haven't seen the movie, but I can tell from the commercial...

    by kravmaguffin

    that Steve Zahn and Mila Jovovich are gonna end up being the bad guys...that's my guess anyway.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    I guess, it would be possible to guess, who the bad guys are. But the reviewer says the trailer is not indicative of the movie's content.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Congratulations D.Vader

    by Dapper Swindler

    Only 5 more months until season 6!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Only 5 more months until the final season of LOST?

    by D.Vader

    FUCK YEAH! That really doesn't sound so far away anymore!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Masturbating is FUN, too.

    by jimmay

    That doesn't mean it has any intrinsic worth other than satiating monkey physical urges. Remember that the next time you apes are chattering and pounding your chests in a Steven Sommers movie, all of you aintitcool Funscists!!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Jeez, another positive AICN thread/ WTF!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Whats wrong with positive threads, lockesbrokenleg?

    by D.Vader

    Got something against positivity?

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    you fucking suck DVader

    by Six Demon Bag

    ha! just kidding! actually inspires me to try to get sneak previews to submit them for review! <P>OUT-FUCKING-STANDING

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    i heard they gave you black box status...

    by Six Demon Bag

    fucking liars!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST

    jimmay - WHAT?!

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    first off, your post makes no sense. and second, how dare you put down masturbating! shame on you! FUN is fun. GI Joe does not have to be Saving Private Ryan. And Perfect Getaway does not have to be Hell in the Pacific. now back to beating my chest and my meat!

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Thankee kindly, SDB! I mean, FUCK YOU SHITBAG!

    by D.Vader

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Spoken like a true tick-picking bonobo.

    by jimmay

    I don't give a shit if your standards are low enough to marvel at explosions and fight scenes without context or meaning, I just reject the meaningless qualification of the unreproachable standard of "fun" as the only worthwhile aspect of film.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    lee-loo dallas multi pass

    by Six Demon Bag

    chicken good.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    I wish I had black box status

    by D.Vader

    Doc Morbius got confused. He saw Merrick, with his black box, addressing me "D.VADER" in the McG/Terminator TB and thought that's what YoungDog meant. <p> I get black box, first thing I'm doing is making that black box visible in every single story on AICN right now.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    She KNOWS its a multi-pass!

    by D.Vader

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    i think if they post your review and you are a TBer

    by Six Demon Bag

    then you should have black box rights--partially, maybe not to ban or cross TB, but definitely your own review...would make it easier for convos.

  • But really- I had fun. I expected shit and was instead entertained and was surrounded by a great audience that really enjoyed themselves too. It was a fun time. No other way I could say that.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    That's a good point

    by D.Vader

    Black boxes do make it easy to debate with the editors when you're in one of their review's talkbacks. That would make discussing things easier. For you guys, I mean. Talking to myself isn't a hobby of mine. Leastaways, not on the internet, I mean...

  • Good job on hearing me Vader nice review. One question, because I'm not clear on it, does the chick from Lost show her bearded clam?

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    Not really focused on you Vader, more Merrick

    by jimmay

    I saw Perfect Getaway today and gave it a pass, although somewhat unenthusiastically. It certainly had sparks of genuine creativity and originality going for it, but it was overall a mixed bag, which really isn't that much different than what you said. <p> My biggest takeaway is that its about time it was recognized that the average American tweakhead is far scarier than the worst of Hollywood's masked superslashers. I'm more scared of the 'cookers' at the nearest day hotel than I'll ever be Jigsaw or Freddy or Jason.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Did somebody say "bonobo"?

    by menstrual_blitz

    Fuck yeah! bonobos are awesome...

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Unfortunately, no bush shot, Xiphos

    by D.Vader

    There's no full frontal, just a side shot as she lies on a raft. But you do get a glimpse of her tramp stamp and a little bit of her crack/opposite cheek.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Jimmay you are right

    by D.Vader

    About the American Tweakers. Once that particular scene was revealed, I had to laugh. I also enjoyed the "eye" reveal scene.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    milla shows some love in resident evil dont she?

    by Six Demon Bag

    even 5th element.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST

    You get some nice, faraway side boob in Fi5th Element

    by D.Vader

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    ...Milla is hot...and she looks like me when I was 14...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that's weird. I'm going to take a shower.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST

    I need to go take a shower now too

    by D.Vader


  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST

    ...and jimmay, you are deeply confused. If you could...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...make a movie half as fun as masturbation...but stretched over a two hour and nineteen minute running time...the moviegoers of the world would pile gold at your feet. And I'm not talking about two hours and nineteen minutes of beat off material, I 'm talking about the fun of successfully stroking your tick-picking bonobo for two hours and nineteen minutes. Why, the kingdoms of the world would beat a path to your door and proclaim you a genius, a man of fact you would never have to masturbate could pay people to do it for you...

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST

    I would counter, FlickaPoo,

    by jimmay

    that a great many great movies, though not quite as fun as an orgasm, are pretty damn close, and last a hell of a lot longer and are a fair sight more meaningful. That's the crux of my metaphor. Masturbation is fun, it's also cheap, easy, short-lived and meaningless. A good movie though, not just a "fun" one is a damn rich experience indeed.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Kingdoms would "beat a path" to your door

    by D.Vader

    Hehehe. Not sure if you meant the double entendre there or not, Flickapoo, but kudos all the same.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 8:03 p.m. CST

    D.Fag you fucking DOUSHE

    by a_terradactyl

    You sat here all day talking back on your own little shit review. YOU FUCKING LOOOOSER BITCH. I want you to cry.... Cry, right now you shit filled vagina..Cry, because this is the only thing you have. Cry, because you have worked years to a achieve this, but hurt by a terradactyl. Merrick and D.Vader are the same HOMO.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Thanks a_terradactyl

    by D.Vader

    For putting a smile on my face while I sit here and work. I needed that.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST


    by Continentalop

    D. Vader is a loser? Maybe you should look in the mirror you sorry excuse for a human being. And maybe you should stop eating all those sour grapes. <p> D. Vader's accomplishment doesn't diminish you in any way terraDICKtyl. You manage to do that on your own without anyone's help.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST must not be doing it right....

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but I was half joking. They are sort of two different but overlapping and not mutually exclusive categories don't you think? There are Great movies that are tons of fun, but not enriching at all...and there are great movies that are terribly enriching, and no fun at all. There are Great movies I saw once...loved...and never want to see again. And there are movies that are less great but lots of fun that I have seen dozens of times. It isn't one scale of 1 to 100...there are several different but overlapping scales...

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    ...thanks D.Vader...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...all vaguely dirty puns and allusions are intentional.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Wow. D VAder went thorugh a whole post with out

    by lockesbrokenleg

    calling anyone a fag. Nice job.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    But're wrong...

    by jimmay

    You're all...wrong and stuff. I forget why I argue on the internet sometimes. At least I can notch one victory in film-snootery in my bedpost for this cycle. All now agree that Michael Bay is worthless. I actually don't care that much about G.I. Joe, if you enjoy it salud. <p> I just hope the same courtesy is extended to me when the serious movies come out this fall and the cries of "such and such is gay" come calling. Oh the sniping back and forth is endless, the cycle continues and the 'film is for fun' and the 'film is for art' factions continue to war. Anyway, I'm boring myself, here, as well as you surely. So in summary, may we never agree and the battle continue forever.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    You'd be amazed, lockesbrokenleg

    by D.Vader

    I think I've gone through the last 1,000 posts without calling anyone a "fag".

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 8:43 p.m. CST

    I'd call lockesbrokenleg

    by Xiphos_2

    A fag but since he's a terminal virgin it doesn't really apply.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Jimmay, I'm not sure we disagree...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Michael Bay IS worthless...because he is neither enriching nor fun.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    How can anyone get excited about this movie?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    The previews make it look like LOST without the cool shit.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    D.Vader is an idiot

    by dioxholster

    i cant stand his fucked up comments let alone a whole review.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    D. Vader

    by smatt584

    I also saw a screening here in Seattle, but i definitely recall that they did use previous dialog and verbal/visual cues to tie it all together, they just did it a little too quickly for a lot of people to catch. For instance, they flash back to the scene in the jeep where context is very important this time around regarding the dialog (picture?), the scene right after the second encounter with the hitchhikers, a very telling but subtle name-drop that opens volumes of info, as well as revealing tons of little off-camera scene-extensions that you talk about, but the director kept it obvious where these extensions fit into what we have already seen. I have to say that where it was handled a little wrong is that the twist is too predictable, but with these kinds of movies, the options are so limited and we've seen this kind of movie done so many times, that the twist isn't even a twist anymore, even if you dont expect it. I actually enjoyed this movie even though i expected not to with very little left to do with this genre, but i agree that they really made it fun in the ending so much so that i would definitely recommend it, even if only for a rental or a future cable perusal. Disagreement aside, this was a good review.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST


    by StonedWriter88

    i saw the ads for this movie, and was like, there's another waste of time thriller. but, milla's in it. my favorite actress. so, i decided to go see the first show today. i had heard only a little about the movie, that there's like 3 couples in hawaii and a killer and a big twist. i got really stoned before the movie, went in, it started, and i figured out the twist within 5 minutes. milla and zahn are driving together, and i find myself thinking, milla's so hot and awesome, what is she doing with this weirdo zahn?(who i always find a little off putting) so i decide, don't trust this guy. wait, maybe he's the killer! watch out milla! so from moment one, i was considering steve to be the killer, and despite lots of scenes of him acting scared, if you doubt him, there's still the possibility. and guess what...i was right! my only question was is milla in on it too? cause they were alone a lot and he always acted normal. i'll tell you, she was. i thought the twist was easy to tell, cause there's very few characters, and steve was the only one i didn't trust. one thing i thought was very stupid was how there were a lot of scenes where milla and zahn were together, and there would be no reason to act normal, instead of the psycho methheads they are. but they do, for no logical reason, other than to trick the audience. because of that, i really thought milla was innocent until the end. doubting steve from the beginning made it obvious. like when the killers meet marley shelton and helmsworth, it was obvious that shelton's character wasn't a killer, and that helmsworth didn't trust steve because he could tell he was weird. rather than what they want u to think which is 'go along with this wimpy writer who's all nervous' and be scared of helmsworth's aggression. so i knew it couldn't be them. then they meet olyphaunt and sanchez. those two are pretty cool in this movie actually, and i liked their characters. but it would've been way too obvious if they were the killers, cause that's what the movie tries to get u to think by gradually revealing more of their dangerous lifestyle or whatever. and there's no other characters! plus sanchez and olyphaunt become main characters and were likeable. so i was convinced it was zahn the whole time and it was. making milla in on it, meaning all their alone scenes were them acting normal understandable reason, made it dumb for that reason. but milla is, as always, sexy cool and the best. if you're a milla fan, see it for the scene where she takes a piss while having a conversation alone. so hot. really, i enjoyed spending time with milla, olyphaunt, and sanchez in hawaii by watching this movie. but zahn annoyed me as always and it was predictable and not that scary. i wouldn't reccomend it unless you're a big fan of one of the stars.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 9:58 p.m. CST loving memory of John Hughes I say...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...fuck you.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 10 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    Thank you for the SPOILER ALERT.<P>Very Professional.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    I didn't read the post because I plan on seeing the movie. What was said regarding John Hughes that made you post an expletive?

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Nice Job, D...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    You made me want to go see the movie...Something I never, ever even considered bfore this moment.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST loving memory of random indian child i say...

    by StonedWriter88

    my name is way cooler than yours

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 2 Comic Con bootleg footage

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    <P> <P> <P> <P> Spielberg to produce Halo movie

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 1:49 a.m. CST

    dvader, you are a scholar and a gentlemen...

    by iwasredempted

    and i have no problems with your alleged lifestyle choice.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    by caruso_stalker217

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 2:10 a.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    Pray tell, what is your alleged lifestyle choice? Enquiring minds!

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Great review...

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    hope you get more published here. Nice of the aint it cool guys too.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 2:31 a.m. CST

    FUCK YES CarusoStalker- that linked image you posted

    by D.Vader

    I've been looking for a way to post that in the talkbacks for a LONG time. Congrats to you, friend. <p> "Too many Vaders. There's a prooooooblem!" as someone smarter than me once remarked here on the talkbacks.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    My alleged lifestyle choice

    by D.Vader


  • Aug. 8, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    I'll mention more Stargate next time to keep you interested.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 2:37 a.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    I actually don't remember any flashbacks to earlier scenes and dialogue, but if they happened, that's entirely possible. I just remember sitting there- even after they'd confirmed who the killers were- and still being confused just based on the "evidence" they gave, because I kept expecting them to show us dialogue we'd already seen but with new context. <p> As for the twist being predictable, I disagree. It really depends on what kind of person you are and what you think of the filmmakers. To go any further would venture into a discussion that would give a person seeking non-spoilerish discussions enough fodder to potentially guess the ending. So I will stop talk now. SPOILER talk will continue in the next post.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 2:37 a.m. CST

    It needs to be a real show

    by caruso_stalker217

    I must live vicariously through five wild sexy Vaders!

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Smatt584 and StonedWriter88- SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!!

    by D.Vader

    So, going back on my last post regarding the twist being predictable. I think its only predictable if A. you know there IS a twist of some sort and B. you think the filmmakers would do something of the sort. This is where I disagree with Massawyrm's review- I don't think its necessary at ALL to tell the reader to expect a twist. You do that, in this present time after The Sixth Sense and The Usual Suspects and etc, and they're going to look for the odd man out, the innocuous, the weird, and assume its a sign of being a red herring or a sign of being the true killer. <p>I had no idea there's a twist. I thought this would be a straight-forward slasher film, and I think that's the best way to approach the movie. You go in expecting a mystery that's easy to solve with a twist, and you'll start paying attention to the advertisements more than you would normally. <p> So, to StonedWriter88's points: I think its very interesting that you believe you figured out the twist just based on one particular actor and the fact that you thought he'd be playing against type- and thus that was evidence enough of his potential to be the twist. Your thoughts on Hemsworth's initial reaction to the first meeting with Zahn and Jovovich is very interesting and one I had not considered, especially because of the way they had set his character up- being a former convict out on probation, it makes sense he'd be an intimidating asshole. <p> So, I am a big fan of Olyphant and Zahn, so even if I knew the end, I'd still recommend it, as I think they did great jobs. It may be easy for you to guess the ending, but I think it'd be hard for others, just bc its so easy for some people to second-guess themselves. Half the population will think "Oh, its obvious they'll go THIS route bc no one would suspect it!" while the other half goes "Nah, they'd never go that way bc its *obvious* they'd go in that direction bc its so "unexpected"."

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 2:46 a.m. CST

    I like the hot female Vader

    by D.Vader

    Though I wonder what kind of stories the Canine Vader could wander into. Shenanigans!

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Human Bean Juice

    by D.Vader

    You're right, it *was* nice of the AICN guys to post my review. I was afraid, at first, that they wouldn't. But in the early days of this site, user-submitted reviews and news is what gave it its strength. I'm glad they haven't abandoned that idea that we geeks are what makes AICN strong.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Dog Vader is obviously the party animal

    by caruso_stalker217

    Sexy Vader swings both ways.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 3 a.m. CST

    Hot Female Vaders...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Beats a paper sack...<p>Or two...

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Dog Vader, awesome

    by D.Vader

    I mean, duh. That was obvious. Why didn't I pick up on that before. <p> *drains martini glass*

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 3:10 a.m. CST

    I want her to moan...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth James Earl Ray's bronchial electronic rasp...

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 3:11 a.m. CST

    What's sad, Cheeses, is that you're absolutely right

    by D.Vader

    I'd take a sexy body with that Vader face over a paper bag any day. <p> Damn you David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Sebastian Shaw, and Hayden Christiansen!

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Especially Hayden

    by caruso_stalker217

    But especially Bart.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 3:24 a.m. CST

    When she says in her best Palpatine voice...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    "Rise...."<p>How could you not be aroused to full erection?

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 3:30 a.m. CST


    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Prowse, Jones, Christenson...even Jakes,...but Shaw...?<p>What's he got to do with it?

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 3:30 a.m. CST

    When she says "May the Force be with you..."

    by D.Vader

    You know JUST what to do.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Did I miss an interview?

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 3:36 a.m. CST

    "The death star is not yet fully operational..."

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Darth Vader right before he took a Viagra...

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Well Q, Sebastian Shaw was...

    by D.Vader

    The original face of Vader/Anakin.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 3:43 a.m. CST

    "I'm afraid this station will be quite operational..."

    by caruso_stalker217

    "...when your friends arrive." <p>Gangbang.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 3:46 a.m. CST

    "You don't know the power of the Dark Side..."

    by D.Vader

    Think he was talking about anal?

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Valuable information,D...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    The old guy with putrid flesh/motherboard parts bursting out of his head...the one that got erased in Lucus' re-imagining...?<p>I understand now...<p>The only Sebastian Shaw I knew was from the X-Men's Hellfire Club....

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST

    I want a Hellfire Club movie

    by caruso_stalker217

    I don't even read the funnybooks or anything, but I think it would be cool to have a movie about a team/organization of super villains.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Three sexy, naked girls in Vader masks....

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    ...enter the room and gravitate toward the hooka pipe.<p>The jedi with the blue wrap around snake head notices them from her corner perch....<p>Vader masks were her one weakness to the Darkside.

  • Erased by the evil wizard George Lucas and his all-powerful reality-warping technology. Kids today, adults of tomorrow, will now never know that Sebastian Shaw ever existed.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Replaced by that replicunt Christensen

    by caruso_stalker217

    Thinking he can stand next to the Yoder and Obi-Man, looking like he's got his underwear creeping up his ass crack. <p>He was good in SHATTERED GLASS, though.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 4:02 a.m. CST

    Lesbianism was not tolerated in the Empire...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    And Blue Snakehead knew it. <p>having fellings for another woman was right up there beside the, "We don't serve their kind," response of the Mos Eisly bartender when the two robots dared to try and enter a "Humans Only" bar...<p>Moral of the story....Lesbians are robots.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 4:09 a.m. CST

    The Blue Snakehead stood before Princess Leia...

    by D.Vader

    ... wearing a see-through silken white fabric, showing only a white thong underneath, blazing against the cool, blue skin. <p> Princess Leia: You came in that thing? <p> The scantily clad women wearing Death Star helmets were starting to stare and salivate. <p> Princess Leia: ... You're braver than I thought.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Leia, despite her sexy name...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    ..hid her beautiful hair in dreadful cinnabons....<p>She suffered from post whosmydaddy syndrome until meeting Han.<p>Some guys just attract lesbians...

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Vader, Caruso...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    You guys pass out on me????

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 4:25 a.m. CST

    At least....

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    ...type something incomprehensible.<p>Let me know you're alive...

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 4:38 a.m. CST

    I dunno, man

    by caruso_stalker217

    You got talking about thongs and cinnabons and... and... that's the last I remember!

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 7:07 a.m. CST

    D.Fag im back

    by a_terradactyl

    Sorry I cant stay on the computer all day, masterbating over my own pussed out review and trying my hardest to defend it. You are so sad. You have been going back and fourth all day from gay butt porn to this page. Stick a cock in your ear and brush your teeth, because my balls smell like vinegar. I'm just saying, you dont want that on your breath. Is no goo

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST

    StonedWriter88, you are correct. My name is not very...

    by FlickaPoo But it is mine and I'm stuck with it...until I get banned for threatening to render you senseless and tuck you snugly into the viscous folds under Harry's breasts...where you will be slowly digested for a thousand years...until you most closely resemble a liquefied grilled cheese sandwich.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 7:19 a.m. CST

    ...and StonedWriter...what makes you name soo cool...

    by FlickaPoo the rad "88" dangling off the end. Does "88" represent your IQ? Your age? The year you were born? The number of times you have suffered the heartbreak of erectile dysfunction? Or simply the sad fact that eighty eight people chose the name "stoned writer" before you did?

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Most professional, man.

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Most :)

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 9 a.m. CST

    Sorry Cheeses, I had to get some sleep today

    by D.Vader

    I've got a lot of prep to do for a short film I'm shooting tomorrow. So once the clock struck 5 AM, I thought I should get a short nap in. Sorry to dip out without notice.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Ah, a_teradictyl I missed you

    by D.Vader

    Why can't you hang around and be more social? You entertain me. Be professional, man.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    no when you submit a review, you must CONSTANTLY guard your thread against TROLLS<P>hasnt WILLOW taught you anything???

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    You know D. Vader

    by Continentalop

    When you finally unmask him, a_terradactyl is going to be the person you least suspect. Like a Scooby Doo episode. <p>

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Conti, its Harry Knowles. I just know it.

    by D.Vader

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    the good:

    by alice 13


  • Aug. 8, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    The bad:

    by DrMorbius

    milla. I keed, I keed.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    The ugly:

    by DrMorbius

    I got nothin'

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST


    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Congratulations D. Vader. I was already considering seeing this. You made it sound interesting. Ebert liked it too, so you're in good company.

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST

    PETER GRIFFIN is a big fan of SIDE BOOB!

    by DrMorbius

  • Aug. 8, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    It's basically The Real World Meets Clue

  • Aug. 9, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Hey...I'm looking for a blue chick...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    ...with a wraparound snake head.<p>Anybody seen her?<p>Did she leave with the Vaderettes?<S>If you DO see the little lesbo, thell her that I said that was a great party last night...

  • Aug. 9, 2009, 12:08 a.m. CST

    And don't just tell her...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth sure and thell her, like i said...<p>Thanks..

  • Aug. 9, 2009, 2:14 a.m. CST

    It Reads Like A Rip-Off Of The Second Episode Of Dollhouse

    by Media Messiah

    I read an outline of the plot on, and it just comes off like a loose rip-off of the 2nd Dollhouse episode, but not as good.

  • Aug. 9, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Media Messiah

    by Hellbastardo

    How would it be a rip off? This movie was filmed well over a year ago and written well before that.

  • Aug. 9, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Sorry guys, I've had no time to chat...

    by D.Vader

    I've got a short film to direct today.

  • Aug. 9, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Short like yo pee-pee

    by a_terradactyl

    It must be a gay porn film. Sorry you set your self up, and yes she knows its a multipass.

  • Aug. 9, 2009, 8:16 a.m. CST

    What the is this multipass shit I keep hearing

    by Cronkit

    Is it a special pass for the movies?

  • Aug. 9, 2009, 8:21 a.m. CST

    No douche!! Its just a line from a movie

    by Cronkit

    For thoes who are in the know. Which probably is'nt much.

  • Aug. 9, 2009, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Did you just answer your own question

    by a_terradactyl

    What the fuck

  • Aug. 9, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Hey D. Vader, my interview with Scott Sanders

    by Continentalop

    is up at AIBN. <p>

  • Aug. 10, 2009, 3:17 a.m. CST

    Hellbastardo: Well, Somebody Ripped-Off Somebody Here?

    by Media Messiah

    I know series scripts are written at least 6 months before filming usually begins, of course Dollhouse would be an exception. more like 3 months in its case, for the first season. Somebody ripped somebody off here. Either way, the story outline from the second episode of Dollhouse is much better.

  • Aug. 10, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST

    What the hell?

    by D.Vader

    Cronkit, that's a joke, right?

  • Aug. 10, 2009, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the review D.Vader

    by palimpsest

    Always good to read a talkbacker's take on things. Herc does this quite a bit, especially with UK shows like DOCTOR WHO and very occasionally movie stuff gets onto the site too (years ago a first-look review of, um, WHITE NOISE 2) was run here. Thus: open casting call to talkbackers - get out there and keep eyes peeled for reviewing opportunities. Free screenings, preview shows, releases that aren't screened to critics, movies playing in territories outside the States and so on. I like Twohy's material in general, and I'm looking forward to A PERFECT GETAWAY's eventual UK release all the more now.

  • Aug. 10, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    now witness the power

    by Nerd_Rage_Retard_Strength

    of this fully armed and operational penis!

  • Aug. 10, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    PLANT!. No wait

    by orcus

    Orcus keeds

  • Aug. 11, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    So does this mean that

    by Series7

    Milla Jovovich is dating David Twohy now? I thought she married Paul Anderson?

  • Aug. 11, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    I was just in Kuaui

    by Series7

    On a honeymoon, surprisingly very small amount of murders (lots of chickens though). Mainly old people and families. Damnit why don't young people go on vacations! Do it why you can enjoy it.

  • Aug. 11, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Oh admit it, Series

    by D.Vader

    You just wanted to see other hot young women in bikinis, didn't you.