Sept. 27, 2009, 4:38 a.m. CST
Sept. 27, 2009, 4:57 a.m. CST
It could still work.
Sept. 27, 2009, 5:25 a.m. CST
Quint, these other bad writers on this site are starting to rub off on you.
Sept. 27, 2009, 5:41 a.m. CST
...a while ago and became a running gag on the internet?
Sept. 27, 2009, 5:55 a.m. CST
The last great zombie project was Charlie Brooker's TV mini-series Dead Set that came out last October. Seriously, if you like zombies then you MUST see Dead Set.
Sept. 27, 2009, 5:59 a.m. CST
by Stereotypical Evil Archer
I'll have lost the $4.50 it costs to see a matinee.
Sept. 27, 2009, 6:16 a.m. CST
I hope the film is more coherent than the book, because that thing is all over the place. Clooneys character isn't really in it all that much
Sept. 27, 2009, 6:37 a.m. CST
by Amazing Maurice
and....<P>"the cute redhead from LOST"<P>AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
Sept. 27, 2009, 6:38 a.m. CST
by Amazing Maurice
Fucking lack of edit button... =/
Sept. 27, 2009, 7:38 a.m. CST
Polanski busted in Switserland!
Sept. 27, 2009, 7:39 a.m. CST
in the movie? i can not get it.
Sept. 27, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST
The men who stares at goats looks brilliant. The casting is fantastic, the story seems wierd enough. Can't wait. And actually I've never heard of Zombieland before today. The chances for this coming to a theatre near me though, is virtually zero. Guess I'll have to wait for the DVD..hmpf!
Sept. 27, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST
by Carl XVI Gustaf
I like it!
Sept. 27, 2009, 9:29 a.m. CST
Sept. 27, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST
by Gungan Slayer
I've seen trailers, tv spots and clips, and it's just not doing anything for me. I guess you don't think I exist Quint. Movie looks like it's trying to hard to be funny.
Sept. 27, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST
Doesn't look too bad.
Sept. 27, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST
The trailers are incredibly unfunny, Woody seems stiff (heh) in his delivery and that other kid seems annoying as shit in that Michael-Cera-is-annoying-as-shit kind of way. The Purell joke wasn't funny, the zombie kill of the week wasn't funny, all of Woody's one-liners weren't funny. How are you gonna put out a trailer for a supposed comedy, yet not have anything actually humorous in it? Everything I've seen of this movie has been done to death in a thousand other films. Maybe I'll be wrong, since I've heard nothing but praise, but the horror comedy (the zomedy in particular) needs to die off for a few years.
Sept. 27, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST
seems like it's either trying to hard or not trying at all. I still may see it though.
Sept. 27, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST
The only movie I am REALLY looking forward to seeing between now and the post-Thanksgiving big releases is Zombieland. I am glad they put together a movie that has a lot of entertainment value and isn't just hack like the recent remakes and piss poor "diary of the dead/land of the dead."
Sept. 27, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST
Austin crowds are usually pretty intelligent (ie laughing at the joke that was the ending to the Mist) so I'm curious as to whether or not people will be openly laughing at, if Diary was any precursor, the unintentional hilarity that's bound to ensue.
Sept. 27, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST
Same actor playing same character type..I'm STILL FUCKING DOWN!!!! Can't wait. Check some sick reviews at my new site http://sickpicks.blogspot.com/
Sept. 27, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST
Congratulations. You're officially soul/humor-free. Are you the guy who works in the back of the comic book shop across the street? YOU HAVE to be.
Sept. 27, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST
...I'll offer two hints. The letters M and B. In a particular order, they make sense. The rest is up to you. GO PLANETEERS!!!
Sept. 27, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST
hmmmm Mu. Bi. No more hints
Sept. 27, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST
You sound like someone I never want to meet. And as far as "How are you gonna put out a trailer for a supposed comedy, yet not have anything actually humorous in it?", I rarely — if ever — laugh at the trailers for comedies I end up enjoying. Anchorman, Hot Fuzz, The Hangover... none of them. Whether it's due to censorship, or bad editing from the marketing people, or gratuitous repetition from overplayed TV promos, or just not being able to find jokes that translate to trailer form, there are a thousand and one ways for comedy trailers to go wrong.
Sept. 27, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST
I can't imagine paying full price to see that though, it looks like it was shot in one grocery store.
Sept. 27, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST
Zombie don't run unless they're infected (ala 28 days later).
Sept. 27, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST
I have the highest hopes for these two movies. Way above any shit Hollywood "blockbuster" that came out over the summer. It's not like this shit is formulaic. I know it isn't 100% original but how often do movies like this come along.
Sept. 27, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST
I hate you people for not being the jerks I've come to love.
Sept. 27, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST
...trailer's too funny? That means you gave away all the good parts!!! Trailer's not funny? Movie must suck! Here's a blanket rule for trailers, guys: If it's rated R and the trailer didn't make you laugh, GO SEE IT. This is called the "Hangover" phenomena, and usually means that all the good shit is too intense to show in a regular theatrical trailer.
Sept. 27, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST
Sept. 27, 2009, 9:03 p.m. CST
I'll give a hint- RZA says it as one word.
Sept. 27, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST
Sept. 27, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST
because I'm tired of the same old crap? Excuse me for having some kind of standards.
Sept. 27, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST
They don't have to explain how the zombies run because they're ZOMBIES. Who cares.
Sept. 27, 2009, 10 p.m. CST
28 DAYS LATER really took it to the next level with the sprinting "zombies."
Sept. 27, 2009, 10:52 p.m. CST
Sept. 27, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST
...you really mean "first thing reported about the movie and something that most already know by now"? Surprise as in it's mentioned on Wikipedia and IMDB? <p>Um, yeah. God forbid anybody spoil that one.
Sept. 27, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST
I thought it was even funnier than The Hangover. I went in with no expectations and was blown away by how hilarious it is. At one point in particular, the audience could not stop laughing.
Sept. 27, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST
He's as good an actor but with less baggage.
Sept. 28, 2009, 1:36 a.m. CST
Sept. 28, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST
good looking out. Freddy's new look is fucking horrifying. SPOILER He looks like a real burn victim this time. Ugh. http://yfrog.com/0yfred2009j
Sept. 28, 2009, 3 a.m. CST
Just looked on Wikipedia. Yeah they give it away, if you're fucking LOOKING for it. I checked the flick out based on my desire to...well, CHECK IT OUT. And it turned out great. Turns out YOU decide what you do/do not spoil about a flick. I had no idea till just now.
Sept. 28, 2009, 4:19 a.m. CST
I'm sorry if I poisoned your puppy or punched your grammy or something, but you seem to have a bone to pick with me for some reason. Just like you calling me out (wrongly) on the original of the term "cameo" to describe a big celebrity doing a bit part in a movie in my AMAW talkback you completely miss the point here and just seem to want to throw a jab at me. Obviously the character Jeff Bridges plays is based on a real person. My happiness comes from Jeff Bridges playing another Dude-like character. It'd be like if I was happy that William Atherton showed up in a movie playing Glenn Beck... Atherton's good at playing douche bags and I haven't seen him do it in a while. See what I'm saying?<BR><BR>You're right in your assumption that I didn't read the book, but I never claimed to have. Believe it or not I can and do read more than comic books and scripts.
Sept. 28, 2009, 5:18 a.m. CST
pill slurry. no wait, thats to obvious lets say bail murthey? no thats probably too obvious as well. hummm, kill hurry? naw for get it i dont want to ruin the twist that the whole movie hinges on!
Sept. 28, 2009, 6:32 a.m. CST
Not if you've read more than one story about the movie on this site!
Sept. 28, 2009, 7:21 a.m. CST
Comic book Guy when they read ace of wands posts?
Sept. 28, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST
by Jack Burton
My kids see a lot of monster style horror movies. Jaws, Deep Blue Sea, The Grudge, The Thing, Alien, etc. How hard of an R is Zombieland for those of you that have seen it? We are thinking about taking the kids this weekend, they want to be zombies for halloween anyway. Is there any nudity and how heavy is the graphic violence? Thanks for any non-spolier input. Before someone jumps on me, my kids know how to behave in a movie theater and are better than most adults.
Sept. 28, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST
Sept. 28, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST
Roman Polanski has been arrested!, he may get dragged back to the US for being a nonce!dirty bastard!
Sept. 28, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST
This interesting sci-fi/horror hybrid has ZERO coverage here? I'm dyin' to hear how others explain certain plot elements in this film. An absolute shame/sham that this has not been covered here.
Sept. 28, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST
I kinda get that feeling...
Sept. 28, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST
Jack, I caught Zombieland at a sneak last week, and I cannot wait to see ti again, and I definitely plan to bring my 8-year-old son, who is actually scared by stuff like this, if it is truly scary. But it's not, I would put this movie in the same ballpark as Ghostbusters on the scary-0-meter, in other words, the zombies in this movie are not so much scary as annoying, kind of like high gas prices which can bite you and kill you if you are not extremely careful. And to any of you too-cool-for-school kids who talk about this movie when you haven't even seen it, declaring it 'not funny' etc, seriously, just go play in some traffic. This movie is going to add a few iconic phrases into popular culture, it is going to be that big and popular. Next year, you will find yourself referencing 'Cardio!' and 'Double-Tap!' in so many situations, trust me.
Sept. 28, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST
Demanding an internet movie "critic" be as deep and intelligent as Pauline Kael is as strange to me as going to a Nickelback concert and screaming that they be as fantastic as Led Zeppelin. The end result just aint going to happen.
Sept. 28, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST
by Jack Burton
Excellent! Thanks for the response, we will definitely plan on it now!
Sept. 28, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST
ok great. harry is fat, quint sucks, herc is retarded and so on. then why do you even bother coming to this fucking site?? are people seriously THAT bored,THAT lonely, THAT damned pathetic they have to go to a website just to talk shit to the contributers? yeah, i guess they are. fuckin weak sauce man.don't read quint's damned reviews if his writing bothers you. think harry is a sellout who brags about the people he knows and hangs with?? then stay the fuck away and start your own anti-AICN and commiserate there with your fellow haters and move the fuck on. there is probably at least one or two other sites you could check out
Sept. 28, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST
Thank you for a great laugh, your response to Ace gets a big ol' "THIS!"
Sept. 28, 2009, 12:45 p.m. CST
before seeing it. could you throw down some lotto numbers?? would think there are a few better ways to use your prognosticative powers
Sept. 28, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST
I don't know what "THIS!" is or what it refers to, but I think you for it =).
Sept. 28, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST
But sometimes its like yelling at a wall and wishing it were a floor instead.
Sept. 28, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST
If they were real critics, then your points would be more well received and valid.
Sept. 28, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST
But never for referencing another movie.
Sept. 28, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST
It's a funny poster. Good night.
Sept. 28, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST
Looks like a bad sequel to Three Kings.
Sept. 28, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST
The fucking correct names are over the correct heads for once in that poster. Take that Oscar winning movie for best poster No Country Men Old For.
Sept. 28, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST
www.kids-in-mind.com <P> Just see them try to explain all the sexual content stuff from Funny People, its probably funnier then that actul stank bomb of a film.
Sept. 28, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST
Because Serious Moonlight is opening that baby up: http://tinyurl.com/y8axqkv
Sept. 29, 2009, 12:47 a.m. CST
It's Bill Murry
Sept. 29, 2009, 2:03 a.m. CST
Sept. 29, 2009, 4:05 a.m. CST
I appreciate constructive criticism and I've credited honest criticism from talkbackers for helping me improve my writing over the years. Keep in mind that I was first published on this site when I was 16 years old. Movies are my life and my passion, so of course I reference movies a lot.<BR><BR>In terms of world knowledge, I don't claim to be a renaissance man, but I do have a lot of personal experience. I've traveled to over a dozen countries, spent a lot of time with different people and different cultures. In the case of New Zealand it became my second home for a while. I've been all across the US as well. I'm not trying to parade myself as an expert on other cultures, but I have had a great many real life experiences, not just theoretical knowledge gleaned from movies and books.<BR><BR>And in regards to the cameo term you're now conveniently changing the argument. In the original post you gave the definition for the usage describing cutting a gem and the date range of the origin of the word being around 1375 as some proof that Todd isn't credited with coining the term. Now you're talking about it being used in the 1800s in the theater, which isn't the same argument and wouldn't have received a smart-ass reply from me because it's not a smart-ass jab.<BR><BR>If you feel my reviews are hollow and all I can do is compare a movie to other movies then that's your right as a reader. If you liked my AMAW and AMAD columns then I assume you don't think I always do that, so I don't know why such negativity now. I will say that movies are my life, so you're going to see me relating to them a lot when discussing other films, new or old. It's your call if you're going to click on my reviews. Me, if I don't like somebody's opinion on movies or their writing I do a radical thing... I don't read them.<BR><BR>I'm not going to be offended if you don't like what I have to say, but I will get annoyed if all you ever do is pop up in every review taking personal jabs at me. Maybe that's why you do it and all I'm doing is feeding the monster by engaging you. I don't know. All I'm saying is calling me out on inaccuracies is fine. I fuck up a lot, I'm a human being. I'm not insecure about it. It's the personal turn and patronizing tone that I feel is uncool.
Sept. 29, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST
Wow. Nice subject line. *shakes head* Too many fuckheads on this planet.
Sept. 29, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST
Keep up the good work. Don't worry about Ace, it's quite obvious that he is just an awful, miserable person.
Sept. 29, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST
Sept. 29, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST
That was what I was really EXCITED about, where the stars of the movie crash in his home and find Bill Murray in zombie make up, pretending to be one of the undead. It was this scene I thought made the movie sound genius and the combo of Woody and Bill made me think KINGPIN (which is a good thing). But it's POST-CREDITS?!?
Sept. 30, 2009, 1:03 a.m. CST
Stop giving the spoiler away in your SUBJECT area...and yes, the cameo is IN THE FILM, with even more after the credits...
Sept. 30, 2009, 5 a.m. CST
If you feel I have never added anything worthwhile to film discussion as you state then I can only conclude that you read my stuff and post talkbacks only to hold yourself up as a better, smarter person. Your argument about hoping for something better doesn't seem stick if, as you said, I've never given you anything worth reading in my 12 years of writing for this site. Based on what you've stated in this talkback I'd say I've been pretty damned consistent in your eyes.<BR><BR>Again, it's your right to feel I don't bring anything to the discussion. You're the reader, you have the power, not me. I'm just a guy who loves movies and tries to relate that. That's my job. It's up to you to determine what you get out of me as a personality and of my opinion.<BR><BR>Obviously something is bringing you back to this site. If you don't like anybody or anything else here, except Vern who has his own site you can frequent without having to lower yourself to reading my dreck, I'm thinking it's more about your desire to hold yourself above us. I don't know why else you'd subject yourself to something you obviously hold in such disdain on a daily basis. Am I wrong?
Sept. 30, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST
...was the Smashing Pumpkins song on the closing credits.
Sept. 30, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST
There's long been enough room for multiple festivals in Austin, it's one of the many appealing aspects of the city's art scene. However, for the second year in a row, a "secret screening" at Fantastic Fest (last year's Role Models, and Goats this year) has ripped the rug right out from under an AFF centerpiece or marquee screening. If you're going to wait until the hour of the screening to announce the title, perhaps you could at least do Austin's film scene the simple favor of collaborating (or conversing, at the very least) with the AFF.
Sept. 30, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST
CHRIST. HOT IS WHEN I'M PREPARED TO RUB ONE OUT, ANYTIME/ANYWHERE. <P> KATHLEEN TURNER USED TO SIMPLY MAKE BY BALLS SHRIVEL TO THE SIZE OF RAISINS. <P> AND THE HUSKY VOICE WASN'T SEXY. IT SIMPLY MEANT SHE HAD A COCK.
Oct. 4, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST
by nolan bautista
...disappointing! I wanted to like it but it seemed like they (writers and director) had a concept(zombies in a Disneyland setting) and just wrote around on that premise...