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Harry's DVD Picks & Peeks - 3rd & 4th wk of Dec: DISTRICT 9, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, TRAPEZE & much more!!!

Published at: Dec. 22, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here - Here's last week and this week's column. Last week's got swallowed up by the monster known as BNAT - but luckily - due to an exploded wisdom tooth, I've had nothing but time to catch and watch and write. As usual, the titles and images link to AMAZON - where if you order instantly with next day delivery - can get you these items before X-mas. Allegedly. So if you see something awesome, you still have time - and you don't have to tromp through the snow or navigate icy roads to get em. Click and stay warm! Tuesday, December 15th, 2009



THE HANGOVER
I’d probably award the, Most Successful Hollywood Film of the Year Award to THE HANGOVER. This film made gigantic heaping gobs money. Just hand over fist canyon filling loads of dough. And it is that fucking good. Just hugely entertaining film expertly created. It is a very very funny movie. I do have a warning though. While watching this Blu Ray – one of my Wisdom Teeth erupted – I’m saying this because… well you should know that this film is so funny, your teeth could possibly crack up. This will get a lot of play time.




INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
One of the best films of 2009 is also one of its most fun. Quentin Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS is one helluva film. In particular, we have to thank Mr Tarantino for introducing the larger world to the wonders of Christoph Waltz, who plays Hans Landa to utter perfection as the Nazi Sherlock Holmes. Now, the film is just stunningly beautiful on Blu Ray – where you’ll also get an unedited edition of NATION’S PRIDE, the film within the film – directed by Eli Roth. When you play it, if you press the ENTER button on your remote as the Swastika is carved – you’ll restart NATION’S PRIDE, but with the original soundtrack that Herr Roth intended. The extras don’t reveal a terrible lot about the film – and the larger missing scenes apparently will not see Blu Ray’s eyes. Quentin would rather they stay a mystery – and I get that. My fave special feature are the interview pieces with Rod Taylor. Such a great actor!




G-FORCE
Ya know… no adult need ever watch this without a child. And so long as the child is under 12, it won’t be considered abuse if the kid watches it with you. But ages 13 & up…. Beware. Without the 3D, a big hunk of what made this cool in theaters went the way of the Dodo.




STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES – Season 3 (Blu Ray)
It is the 3rd Season. I wasn’t sent this season. That said, the two previous Blu Ray editions were fantastic. I’m betting this is well worth it to. Right now over at AMAZON it’s selling for 60% off the suggested retail price, which is a bit bonkers. But if you have seasons 1 & 2, this is a must have!




ROBOT CHICKEN: Season Four
Two hundred & twenty minutes of awesome.




TAKING WOODSTOCK
This is a really good movie, and the perfect film to lead into GIMME SHELTER. So get your Criterion copy of that title ready. Demetri Martin and Emile Hirsch are great in this. I love how Demetri’s character has an amazing experience at Woodstock, while never actually attending the concert, well… not exactly. The trip sequence in the film is pretty jaw-dropping. That was some good acid. Seriously. The film is funny, erotic, nostalgic and has some damn fine music ta boot. If you want to see the music, get Warners’ amazing WOODSTOCK Blu Ray, but if you want a damn fine story about some of the people behind the most legendary concert that I know of. Well, here ya go!




THE MEL BROOKS COLLECTION (Blu Ray) ( BLAZING SADDLES, SPACEBALLS, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, HIGH ANXIETY, HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART 1, ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS, SILENT MOVIE, TO BE OR NOT TO BE, TWELVE CHAIRS )
This set is missing THE PRODUCERS, but otherwise – you have hours of entertainment. Now, for my money – I love all of these, with the exception of ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS. With my favorites being BLAZING SADDLES & YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN…. Though I have to admit that the first Blu Ray out of the set that went into my player was SILENT MOVIE, but that’s due to my Marty Feldman fetish – and my nostalgic love for SILENT MOVIE. Each title has A LOT of extras. Here you go: Blu-Ray Disc Bonus Features: Disc One: _ Blazing Saddles - feature film _ Additional Scenes _ Scene-Specific Commentary by Mel Brooks _ 2 Documentaries _ Back in the Saddle _ Intimate Portrait: Madeline Kahn (Excerpt) _ Black Bart: 1975 Pilot Episode Of The Proposed TV Series Spinoff _ Theatrical Trailer Disc Two: _ Spaceballs - feature film _ Commentary by Mel Brooks _ Spaceballs: The Documentary _ In Conversation: Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan _ John Candy: Comic Spirit _ Watch the movie in Ludicrous Speed _ Still Galleries _ Film Flubs _ Storyboards-to-Film Comparison Disc Three: _ Young Frankenstein - feature film _ Commentary by Mel Brooks _ Inside The Lab: Secret Formulas in the Making of Young Frankenstein _ Deleted Scenes _ It's Alive! Creating A Monster Classic _ Making FrankenSense of Young Frankenstein _ Transylvanian Lullaby: The Music of John Morris _ The Franken-Track: A Monstrous Conglomeration of Trivia - Trivia Track _ Blucher Button _ Outtakes _ Isolated Score Track (DTS MA) Disc Four: _ High Anxiety - feature film _ Hitchcock and Mel: Spoofing the Master of Suspense _ The "Am I Very, Very Nervous?" Test _ Dr. Thorndyke's Ink Blot Test _ How Anxious Am I? _ Don't Get Anxious! The Trivia of Hitchcock - Trivia Track _ Isolated Score Track (DTS MA) Disc Five: _ History of the World Part 1 - feature film _ Musical Mel: Inventing "The Inquisition" _ Making History: Mel Brooks on Creating the World _ The Real History of the World - Trivia Track _ Isolated Score Track (DTS MA) Disc Six: _ Robin Hood: Men In Tights - feature film Funny Men In Tights: Three Generations of Comedy _ HBO Special: Robin Hood: Men In Tights - "The Legend Had It Coming" _ LaserDisc Commentary by Mel Brooks _ Isolated Score Track (DTS MA) Disc Seven: _ Silent Movie - feature film _ Silent Laughter: The Reel Inspirations of Silent Movie _ Speak Up! Historical Hollywood - Trivia Track Disc Eight: _ To Be Or Not To Be - feature film _ Brooks and Bancroft: A Perfect Pair _ How Serious Can Mel Brooks Really Get? _ Profiles of Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft and Charles Durning _ To Be Or Not To Be: That Is The Trivia! - Trivia Track _ Isolated Score Track (DTS MA) And then on TWELVE CHAIRS – you just get the film.




THE SHERLOCK HOLMES COLLECTION
Here you have the BBC Sherlock Holmes series with Peter Cushing as Holmes and Nigel Stock as Dr Watson. I’d never seen these, but when the set arrived, I instantly put on HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES – and was struck by an incredibly faithful adaptation told in two parts. Absolutely riveting. Nigel Stock in particular makes for an amazing Watson, and Cushing, of course, kicks ass as Holmes. You’ll see the pair as they take us through THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE SIGN OF THE FOUR, THE BLUE CARBUNCLE, A STUDY IN SCARLET & THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY! This BBC produced series is incredibly well done and exquisitely faithful. If you love Sherlock Holmes or Peter Cushing – this is a real treat!




THE PAPER CHASE: Season Two
One of the greatest Television Series ever produced. THE PAPER CHASE was a ritual in my household as a kid, and was in particular… responsible for a childhood obsession with becoming a lawyer. I knew Houseman from THE PAPER CHASE, before I knew he was the evil son of a bitch from ROLLERBALL, and then years later – he was that scary bastard telling ghost stories on that beach in THE FOG. But here in THE PAPER CHASE – he was at his absolute best. Too young for the nostalgic factor? Well, check these out on Netflix and you’ll really discover a brilliant series.




MURDER BY DECREE
Now I know… a lifetime of film watching and film review reading has taught me to never trust Rex Reed, but you know what? Even I’m right sometimes – and in this case, you can make a very strong argument to support Reed’s assertion that this is the best Sherlock Holmes film ever made. I’ve always loved this as a double feature with TIME AFTER TIME – both of them are great alternate versions of the Jack The Ripper story. Here, you have Sherlock trying to chase down Jack. NOW – what makes this film so fucking good? Well, you have a great script, the best direction of Bob Clark’s entire career, and then a cast that has Christopher Plummer as Sherlock, James Mason as Dr. Watson. We have Donald Sutherland as a psychic, David Hemmings as an inspector, Genevieve Bujold as… you’ll see – and then as the Prime Minister… Sir John Gielgud. This is still amongst the very best, if not the best. It is tremendous!




TRAPEZE
From the director of THE THIRD MAN comes an amazing film of Circus intrigue starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and the Va Va Vroom girl, Gina Lollobrigida. Personally, this is my very favorite Circus film of all time. Now… this is a film that is very hard to come by, and for some odd reason – MGM has put it out on a DVD-R which isn’t my personal wish. This would be served so much better by a higher quality DVD release… or… dare I dream… a Blu Ray? Perhaps one day.
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009



DISTRICT 9
The best film of 2009 according to Harry Knowles. Yup, when my top ten list comes out later this week, you’ll find DISTRICT 9 as my top film. Why? First off – it is absolutely a riveting film, set outside the confines of the safe world of Hollywood filmmaking – where Blomkamp gives us a South African flavored Science Fiction story – that by that mere choice of setting… well, it gave us a weight to the film that I don’t think anyone expected. The gore and action beats may keep most critics from naming this the top film, but the filmmaking, the writing, the performance by Sharlto Copley is personally the best acting performance of the year. And it came from a first timer. Many will point to AVATAR as being THE science fiction film of the year – and even THE film of the year – and I can see that. But for me, AVATAR is the giant studio film… it is DUEL IN THE SUN or DUEL IN THE ALPHA CENTAURI A, if you will. But to me… DISTRICT 9 is a science fiction WAGES OF FEAR. It is that stunning foreign film that delivers so much – upon so many levels that I continue to marvel with every viewing. The Blu Ray has some amazing special features – and for once, the deleted scenes, while very interesting – I think we’ll all agree that we’re glad they’re not IN the movie. The making of is brilliant. This is the best film of the year – I’ll go further into it when my list is completed and published this week.




(500) DAYS OF SUMMER
I think we all have a crush on Zooey Deschanel… and then there’s all of the gals we’re with and their crushes on Joseph Gordon-Levitt. This is a wonderful story that is about the time in which Joseph’s character goes from infatuation to love to being over Summer, who is, of course, Zooey. The story isn’t told linearly, instead it is very much a back and forth tale – where depending on which day in the relationship we’re watching, we see the romance blossom, bloom, wither and die. And that’s wonderful. Also watch for the greatest Star Wars cameo yet. Seriously, I love it! Very romantic and very not romantic… If you’ve ever found the perfect girl or guy, and then it was so not perfect anymore. This is the movie to help you get over it.




FAMILY GUY PRESENTS: SOMETHING SOMETHING SOMETHING DARK SIDE
FAMILY GUY does EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Wow, you’ve already clicked. Amazing!




EXTRACT
Ben Affleck rules in Mike Judge’s EXTRACT – which is all about a hapless owner of an Extract plant, that’s trying to strike it rich and justify an affair with the holy fuck hot Mila Kunis. But when Clifton Collins Jr loses a testicle and sues the Extract Plant, when Ben talks Jason Bateman’s character in perhaps the stupidest married decision I’ve seen yet. Mike Judge delivers the most intimate of his films thus far, and it is very funny throughout. The Blu Ray has some very funny extended and deleted scenes – and well – if you like OFFICE SPACE – this reminds me of that, though completely different. Give it a shot.




TAXI: THE FINAL SEASON
FINALLY! This was one of those shows that I can never get enough of – and now, I can’t get any more. This is it. The end of it all. I’ve come to grips with the notion that this is it. I really have. But I do think this was a pretty great end to it all!




ICHI
Don’t think Miike’s ICHI THE KILLER, think ZATOICHI… yes, the blind samurai legendary series – but with this version, he is a she – and she is a badass. This came out last year, but is just now making its way stateside – but we’re lucky enough to get this beautifully shot film on Blu Ray! Funimation has done a great job in putting this out! Enjoy it, it is very very good!




THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT
Do you love THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT? Because I do. It has some cheese element, but dammit – Nancy Allen just makes me a happy camper. All based on a mysterious true story. Whatever that true story may be. Heh.
Well, we’ve almost finished another year of DVD releases – all we have is one last week of release, which will bring us: 9, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, JENNIFER’S BODY, A PERFECT GETAWAY, CARRIERS, FACING ALI, WEATHER GIRL, PRINCESS OF MARS, VAMPIRE KILLERS and NUNS OF SAINT ARCHANGEL. I know – not a ton of stuff, but what do you expect on the last release day of the year? I hope all of you have the very merriest of Christmases, Kwanzas and 9th day of Dagon. I’ll see y’all one more column before the end of the year. Which will also have my top 10 releases of the year.

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  • Dec. 22, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    District 9

    by Come_ON

    rules. Twice as good as Avatar.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST

    I've never seen Trapeze

    by seppukudkurosawa

    but Carol Reed did tons of good shit besides The Third Man- he was prolly one of the most consistent directors of his era. Particularly recommended is Odd Man Out, in which James Mason plays an IRA terrorist on the run after a botched robbery. It's pretty much a point A to point B movie, but Carol Reed directs the fuck out of it, turning it into something else entirely. Check it out!<p> And I hope you, Yoko and Father Geek (not to mention your nephew) have a great Christmas, Harry. Your tooth bazooka sound badass.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Wholeheartedly agree...

    by Marxeffect

    District 9 is my favorite movie from 2009!

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Roll on Red Man

    by Star Hump

    D9 is utterly brilliant

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    If South African accents didn't make me want to

    by seppukudkurosawa

    slowly stick poker-hot icepicks into my ears, I'd probably agree about District 9 too. I still preferred Avatar as a cinema experience though. I guess when that comes out on DVD and we see how it holds up outside of a movie theatre- which have a strange tendency to heighten audience reactions, turning good movies into geekgasmic seismic events and weak movies into energy-draining black holes- we'll see how things really stand. It's not exactly been all that shit-hot a year though.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Wait, what the bejeezus is "poker-hot"?

    by seppukudkurosawa

    I guess I either just coined a term, or I meant to say red-hot.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Harry, you used to tell us about the greatest, weird....

    by FlickaPoo

    ...little movies in this column.<P>Recently this feels more like the old "upcoming releases" marker board over the register at Blockbuster video.<P>I'm not just bitching for the sake of bitching...do they not send you stuff anymore? Do you not have the time? Is it just my imagination?...<P>How about a column letting us know when the TWITCH stuff comes out DVD?...

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Well slap my face and call me Shirley, Harry didn't

    by skimn

    go the knee-jerk reaction route and name Avatar the years number one film. I haven't seen Avatar, but plotwise it sounds like its has some similarities with District. Human adversary (sp) sides with alien race after experiencing their viewpoint. Of course, the execution couldn't be more different. Understand the BluRay has a playable demo of God Of War 3 for PS3. All the more reason to buy myself an early Xmas present.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Zooey? Really?

    by Dolphisgod

    She is one of the only actresses out there that makes me angry to the point of violence. Once you kind of catch on that she is horrible, she just open her eyes wider to try to win you over with her cuteness. I won't be upset when her career is over in two years.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST

    hahahah nice I called it about Harry nameing D9

    by Series7

    As his favorite film.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    ROBOT CHICKEN: Season Four

    by Series7

    Sucked balls. And I liked that show.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:06 a.m. CST

    ICHI

    by Series7

    MAN! Can't wait to see this. Fucking loved Ping Pong, best sports film of the decade. <P> This is an amazing DVD week. <P> Too bad I just got a Mel Brooks collection last year on standard VHS.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Dolphisgod

    by Series7

    I'm with you about Zooey. Though thats sort of why she's perfect in Annie Hall 2: (500) Days of Summer.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Okay, Harry. Moment of truth...

    by LoneGun

    You declared yourself "f-ing Nostradamus" when you predicted that INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS would be Tarantino's very best film. (aintitcool.com /node/40092) So, is it that good, in your opinion? If not, what do you think remains Tarantino's best? Personally, I'd say PULP FICTION. I didn't love BASTERDS the way I wanted to but admired many things about it.<p>Lots of sweet releases this week. That Mel Brooks Collection looks tops.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Zooey Deschanel is a NO TALENT ASS CLOWN

    by willact4food

    "I think we all have a crush on Zooey Deschanel…" have you lost your mind! she is one of the biggest no talent ass clowns working right now. every character she plays is EXACTLY THE SAME. all she does is bug out her eyes and acts all flighty. she is in no way shape or form attractive or talented.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Rented Basterds last week

    by skimn

    and have to admit, I liked it better upon second viewing. Do I consider it Tarantino's best? I'd have to rank them Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Resevoir Dogs them IB...

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Yeah Zooey marring that homo

    by Series7

    From the Twilight song band is almost like a self parody of the INDIE hipster boner she tries to be in all her roles.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    R.I.P. Arnold Stang

    by mr dark

    Well the reaper just couldn't wait till next year to get this one..This year the obits at the Academy Awards will run long..Arnold was a great bit part actor in many films he will be missed...

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Anyone else kind of pissed

    by Series7

    That D9 has a fucking demo of a PS3 game? Just fucking dates the Blu Ray?

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Dolphisgod, Zooey's been around for 10 years now

    by Stabby

    Sorry, dude. She's not going anywhere, but on to bigger and better things. I suggest you start anger Management classes.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Also fuck the spelling of INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

    by Series7

    And his bullshit excuse about it. It probably had something to do with the Rights of the original.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Hangover, Most Successful, how 'bout Most Overrated!

    by Stabby

    I saw The Hangover in the theater and I laughed just like everybody else, but do I believe it is the second coming of Caddyshack like Harry and everyone else seems to think? NO! Not even close! Paul Blart: Mall Cop, while not as good of a film, had just as many Laugh Out Loud moments.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Yes she's cute as hell..watch her in Elf..

    by skimn

    but watch Zooey Deschanel in The Happening, if you can handle it, and see a train wreck of a performance. But I blame M Night for a major portion of that.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Series, I hope you're not suggesting the PS3

    by Stabby

    is going anywhere soon? Know something I don't?

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST

    "Where in de FUCK did you get dis ahrm!?"

    by turketron_2

    "Didn't I tell you, I was going to GET you?" District 9 was great.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Stabby

    by Series7

    No first off I don't have a PS3 just a blu ray. Just seems like a cheap ploy to sell disc. Which is fine. I don't know I guess I don't really care. Not like I'll ever watch the special features more then once.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    I hated District 9...

    by Jobacca

    And yeah...I got it. I understood the film. The accents didnt scare me off,I wasnt confused,none of that bullshit that people keep trying to throw at me to invalidate my opinion....I just didnt think it was a very well-made or entertaining film. The only parts I mildly enjoyed were the little alien kid that of course turned into the Hollywood cliche of being a precocious computer hacker,and the pig-shooting gun. The rest of that movie can go to hell as far as I'm concerned....and that guy better do a damn sight better as Murdock than he did in D9....

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST

    skimn, Walberg was terrible in Happening too

    by Stabby

    It's solely the responsibility of M. Night Samalangadingdong's fault.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    I'll have to agree about Entertainment Weekly's

    by skimn

    assessment of The Hangover. It's more amusing than laugh out loud funny. A solid B. I Love You Man had more laugh out loud moments by far. The beer chug scene alone...

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    District 9? Really?

    by JacksParasites

    That's on my worst of the year list. And yes, like Jobacca, I GOT IT. There just wasn't much there to get.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:42 a.m. CST

    District 9, Moon, Avatar...

    by seniorspeilbergio

    I'm telling you all, the revolution in quality high concept films has begun. Years from now, we'll look back and see this year as ground zero.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    I Love You Man sucked

    by Series7

    Second time around. <P> The Hangover was so liked because it saved the best laugh for the very end. How many comedies in the last 10 minutes are they just wrapping up what ever stupid loose plot they had? And its usually just boring. While the Hangover had a little of that, it ended on a high note so people leave the theater really happy and tell everyone it was great.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    JacksParasites

    by Series7

    Then what is one of the best? If D9 is the worst? You most've seen astounding foreign films I've yet to hear of.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    District 9

    by BERSERKR

    Was amazing people who didn't like it and say they got it obviously didn't. i love Zooey, i HATE M Night, and i totally agree with Skimn about the Hangover and I love you man.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Sounds like you're on to something, Series

    by Stabby

    A good formula for a successful comedy. One thing I don't want to see at the end of a comedy ever again is a wedding scene, even during the Closing Credits.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    The Hangover was just Dude Where's My Car

    by Stabby

    with better writing and acting.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Stabby

    by Series7

    Also look at Shrek 1 and 2. They both got REALLY fucking boring in the last 20 minutes, end with a funny and upbeat song from Eddie Murphy and your leaving happy! <P> Can't explain Shrek 3, nothing was happy or good about that film, and the animation looks stale and old. Yet it cost 160 million to make.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Zooey is the hipster Annette Benning

    by ColonelFatheart

    Grating and one-note. And would she stop fucking singing?

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Also the success of The Hangover

    by Series7

    Was the lack of overall comedy in theaters this year. Look at how big Paul Blart was. I love you man was even a hit. <P> But save for those 2 and Bruno there wasn't much comedy in theat theater. Fuck Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs is one of the funniest movies of the year.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    And District 9 and The Hangover are two very good movies ...

    by ColonelFatheart

    just a little overrated, though.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Zooey Deschanel -Stop using her please.

    by knowthyself

    Really hate this chick and hate every movie she's in.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Ben Affleck doesn't make the cover of Extract? Ouch!

    by MaxCalifornia.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Series, do you mean the photos at the end?

    by skimn

    Thats like saying the outtakes during the end credits of a Rush Hour/Hal Needham film are the best part...well okay they are, but I should sit through a movie to get to the end credits?

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    the hangover was totally saved by bearded zach

    by HaterofCrap

    those other guys can't act for shit...

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Still dying to see Moon

    by ColonelFatheart

    God bless Sam fucking Rockwell.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, noon CST

    skimn

    by Series7

    Well the whole thing about the Hangover is that it didn't do what you thought it would do. You didn't get a WHOA these guys are drunk ride. And kept you guessing till the end wondering what they did the night before. So the pictures showed that. They weren't fucking Jackie Chan outtakes.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST

    You missed "It Might Get Loud"

    by Kaiser Soze

    Came out today. One of the best music docs in quite awhile, focusing on three most excellent rock guitarists trained in blues: Jimmy Page, Jack White, and the Edge. A must watch for anyone with a love of music.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    skimn

    by Series7

    I'm not saying you should sit through a film just to see them. I'm just saying people go see the movie, it ENDS on a highnote. So they leave the theater happy and laughing. Not bored. Therefore it generates positive word of mouth. People are stupid, so most people probably only think about how they felt when they leave a movie. <P> Look at the Mist how many people were pissed off about that end? It totally changed their opinion of the pretty solid hour and a half before it.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    I heard It Might Get Loud sucked

    by Series7

    Just because it seems like the three guys just don't like each other or wanna be there.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Where's Dracula: Dead and Loving it?

    by Knuckleduster

    I mean, I thought it was kinda funny...

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Banner Year for Sci-Fi

    by Bellam

    Well, maybe. I loved District 9, Moon and Avatar - three very different films all playing in the same sandbox.<p>Also, re: The Happening - it's a horror comedy. They play it straight but very stupid. I liked it a lot. Especially the scene where everyone is circled around a woman who's talking to her daughter on a cell phone, and he daughter says she can see a tree out her window, and Mark Walhberg screams, "TELL HER TO GET AWAY FROM THE WINDOW!" because he thinks the tree with attack her. I laughed and laughed.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    I'm totally buying Series' theory about Hangover

    by Stabby

    That photo ending was the single LOL moment of the movie and it goers so quick that it kind of teases you as to what you think you saw and makes you want to go see the movie again. Pretty genius gimmick.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    I got the 40 minutes of District 9 I sat through

    by Flip63Hole

    Jesus, it was hardly subtle. I hear all I missed was a long chase. Sounds like District 9 has a shallower, more action oriented, "hit you over the head with its message" plot than Avatar.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Series

    by skimn

    I get your point. Saw The Mist, and although I didn't have a problem with the ending, it was like walking out of a funeral procession.<p>BTW, if you're into gaming at all, I would suggest a PS3. There's too many good exclusive titles (Uncharted, God Of War, Rachet & Clanks, etc.)to pass up.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    knowthyself, just don't watch her movies

    by Stabby

    Doesn't seem like they're your taste anyway so it shouldn't be that difficult for you.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    skimn

    by Series7

    Yeah I'm a little pissed I bought a Wii instead. But recently I've decided between comics/movies/tv/internet/job/video games. Something had to go, and I sort of gave up gaming when Halo came out. Last real came I put a lot of effort into was Jax 3 or Spiderman 2. <P> Though there is a bunch of stuff of the PS3 I do like, Rachet and Clank being one. But I see my Wii and I see me still not having beaten Mario Galxy (seriously every time I play I just dick around for 30 minutes flying around and shit getting nothing done). And realize that I don't care that much about video games. <P> Another movie that this theory works for Saw 1/M. Knights first films.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST

    I love my PS3 especially now w/Netflix streaming

    by Stabby

    Skimn, do know of any good multiplayer games? Not online multiplayer, but games you can play in a room together with multiple joysticks. Wii is great for this.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    (500) Days of Summer = Best film of 2009

    by LaneMyersClassic

    Yes, I said it. Loved District 9, thought Basterds had great moments, but didn't work overall. (500) Days was the one movie I wanted to see twice - and did.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST

    (500) Days of Summer = Best film of 1977

    by Series7

    When it was called Annie Hall, who knows maybe the silly love movie will beat the gigantic SyFy film at the Awards show again?

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Haven't played it in a while

    by skimn

    but Resident Evil 5 supports that real well. I think you can do the same with Left 4 Dead 2...I believe...and Modern Warfare 2.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST

    (500) Days of Summer = Best film of 2009 & 1977

    by LaneMyersClassic

    Thanks Series 7 for clarifying. For that matter, any romantic comedy could be called Annie Hall. Woody Allen didn't invent it, but Marc Webb gave us a fresh look at it. Not a wasted moment in 500 days. Brilliant!

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Dude (500) Days of Summer

    by Series7

    Is Annie Hall 2. Which is fine, but don't pretend like like (500) Days would be around if Annie Hall was never made.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Humpday, was the funniest movie of the year

    by Stabby

    for me. A true Bro-mance about real men instead of caricatures. This low-budget indie is funnier and truer than anything Judd Apatow or Seth Rogen could ever come up with. Two college buddies reunite years later, one being a rootless artist and the other a newly married man trying to have children. At a bohemian party they get drunk and come up with the crazy idea to make a gay porno together as an art project for an upcoming Amateur Adult Flim Festival, even though they are both straight. The next day embarrassed, each never the less does not want to be the first to back out so they proceed to go through with their plan. Humpday is available from Netflix streaming now. I highly recommend it.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Thanks, skimn

    by Stabby

    I'll check those out. Have you played Ultimate Marvel Alliances?

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    The Hangover

    by frozen01

    Yeah, the photo sequence during credits was hilarious. I laughed maybe twice throughout the rest of the movie, though... which I expected (not really my type of comedy), but was utterly shocked when I realized no one else in the theater was laughing, either. Personally, I thought Zombieland was WAY funnier, and if you want to go back a little further, the whole audience was practically pissing themselves during Hot Fuzz. But guys waking up missing a tooth, and tigers in bathrooms? It made me hate the characters, not laugh at them :o/

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Ultimate Marvel Alliances

    by Series7

    Yeah anyone played that....on the Wii?

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    There's a flick that flew under the radar this fall

    by skimn

    that Harry missed also. Stephen King wrote a nice review in his column, and its been at Blockbuster for a week or two. Has anyone seen Carriers, with Chris Pine? Looks like a southwestern version of 28 Days Later....anyone?

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Best Comedy and movie of the year

    by Series7

    Probably. World's Greatest Dad. Even if you hate Robin Williams you'll like this.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    MURDER BY DECREE is tremendously awful...

    by Admonisher

    The script had so many ridiculous and inauthentic faux-British-isms, I about vomited. The expression "old chap," for example, doesn't appear ONCE in the entire Doyle canon, but the script-writer feels compelled to use it continually. I love Plummer, but his Holmes is all wrong, coming off as rash and naive. Attacking the head doctor, for example, is completely out of character, and Holmes should know that it will kill any chance of getting what he wants; Holmes in this film is a case study in emotion being the enemy of reason. And I love Mason, but his Watson sounds perpetually bored. I can't fathom why some people think these interpretations were spot-on. The list goes on. I really wish they would've ditched the deerstalker and cape for events such as the Opera or a Funeral. Holmes' "method" and genius is barely on display -- the investigation of the mystery just doesn't feel like a Holmes case, and Holmes doesn't seem particularly smarter than anyone else, let alone five steps ahead his contemporaries. The rooms at Baker Street are spacious, elegant, and not messy in the slightest! Holmes doesn't appear to actually smoke. His disguise is awful. Holmes is quick to believe the psychic. The attempted arrest of Holmes is completely absurd. Holmes seems physically incompetent; at one point he busts down a door, then stares in shock while his enemies act. He has the element of surprise and a gun, yet is easily overpowered. Later, Holmes decides to pursue the fleeing criminals, and goes out of his way to leave his gun behind. And Holmes on foot is apparently faster than a galloping Horse? Anyway ... if it's not clear, I'm not a fan of this film. :-) The Cushing series, on the other hand, is great! Dig up a copy of THE MASKS OF DEATH if you can find it ... it's the perfect coda to any Holmes marathon.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Dude 500 is absolutely tonally different than Annie Hall...

    by LaneMyersClassic

    which is not say their aren't nods to Annie Hall, as well as Bergman, who Woody gave nods to, Rohmer, and maybe a few more I missed. Doesn't make it the same film, sorry bro.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    ...another thought...

    by frozen01

    I think it may be because I actually cared about the characters in Zombieland. The guys in The Hangover could have jumped off of a cliff and I could not have cared less. Hell, I may even have cheered.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Harry missed Humpday, too

    by Stabby

    Please hand in your Indie film cred card ASAP, Harry!

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Admonisher

    by frozen01

    Thanks... I may still catch it if it's on Netflix instant, but I won't expect too much.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    frozen01

    by skimn

    And usually movies with voiceovers score a negative point in my book, but in Zombieland...it worked. I really think Ed Helms was the strongest character in Hangover, who's character actually acheived something. But question...has there been a likable female character in ANY of Todd Phillips' movies? I can't think of any...

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST

    watched CARRIERS last night

    by frank cotton

    it was good, but it wasn't happy

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Tinto Brass' Caligula is on Netflix instant

    by Stabby

    I'm going to have a very merry decadent Christmas.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Oh and Ultimate Marvel Alliances

    by skimn

    no I haven't...

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    LaneMyersClassic

    by Series7

    I didn't say is was the same film. I said it was the sequel.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST

    A better Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper story...

    by Admonisher

    ...is the underrated A STUDY IN TERROR from 1965. It's not exactly perfect, but it comes FAR closer, in my estimation. John Neville and Donald Houston as Holmes and Watson seem a bit boyish at times, and the film is very much of its decade, stylistically speaking ... but it's an entertaining ride. The small canonical details, the script, the nature of how the mystery unfolds, the music ... it all resonates nicely with the original stories. In short, the film gets just about everything right that DECREE got wrong. Oh ... and actor Robert Morley is an outstanding Mycroft!

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Frank

    by skimn

    "it was good, but it wasn't happy"...huh?

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Getting annoyed with Tarantino and his "mystery"

    by Ronald Raygun

    I mean, I understand him not wanting to show the heist in Reservoir Dogs or explain the briefcase in Pulp Fiction, but if he filmed a scene (i.e the origin of the Bear Jew's bat) why not show the damn thing?!!

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Annie Hall? Didn't that fliq beat out....

    by Cellar Door

    Star Wars in 77 or 78 as best picture? And we're defending this Woody Allen turd? Ok ok..I can't say that as I've never seen it and I'm sure you really serious cinephiles would lambast me knocking a, or any, Woody Allen film (good stuff some of them but not the 'oh my fucking god this guy is a genius' stuff some people seem to make it out to be...I always found Brooks more funny and less pretentious not to mention Blake Edwards, etc...). Though I'm sure it's not accurate, everytime I see a Woody Allen film I can't help but think that his entire muse is derived from seeing a girl/s he wants to fuck in some other movie/show and so he writes a quasi-clever story and gets the actresses in the seat(SJ anyone?), etc...<p>And yeah..Zooey is cute but she does have that same in every movie, slightly bug eyed, empty head, unthinking 'wtf jushappened' look often and it doesn't do much for me. it's not sexy...cute yes, not sexy and I'm a shallow asshole who must have sexy to have a tenable crush...maybe if i was 11 or something but not post pubic hair, sorry.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Poor Sam Rockwell

    by OGoncho

    Granted Sharlto whatever is fantastic in District 9, but no-one has come close to the performance Rockwell gavs in Moon this year, in my opinion. And has he been recognised for it? Nothing beyond a facebook/twitter campaign.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    it's all of the year's overhyped movies in one week

    by Spandau Belly

    Disctrict 9, Basterds, and The Hangover were all fine, but far from outstanding movies. It's weird that they all hit video the same week.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Zooey's voice

    by tatoosh

    I was on the fence about her singing talent until I heard her on the radio in one of those 'cotton' jingles. *The touch..the feel..of cotton...the fabric of our lives...* Terrible. As in Biz Markie terrible.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Nothing is as good as

    by onaps6453

    this... http://www.todaysbigthing.com/2009/12/07

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    fuck Sam Rockwell

    by Series7

    He was fine in Moon. But nothing comes close to Robin Williams in World's Greatest Dad. Well the Shart in D9 does.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST

    District 9...

    by JacksParasites

    Series 7 - I didn't say D9 was THE worst, but it's definitely on my list of worst films of the year. It was definitely better than X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But you asked about what films I thought were among the best this year, so here's a short list in no particular order: Watchmen, The Girlfriend Experience, The Brothers Bloom, Whatever Works, (500) Days of Summer, Funny People, Inglorious Barsterds, The Informant!, A Serious Man--all of which, I felt were far greater films and had far more to say. Also, The Mist was great as is its ending. Berserkr - Once again, no, I GOT IT! There wasn't much to get. Nobody will accuse District 9 of being subtle...EVER! All of life's problems are the result of two-dimensional shadowy authority figures who, despite having access to atomic warfare, consider it a wise investment to devote millions of dollars & 20 years of their lives to figuring out how to work weapons no more powerful than bazookas so that they'll be recruited into the Evil League of Evil. To its credit though, it was Michael Bay's most mature work to date. It was a Michael Bay film, right?

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    FUCK INGLORIOUS BASTERDS

    by Broseph

    WHAT A PIECE OF SHIT.ELI ROTH REALLY HELPED RUINING IT

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Wow I can understand not liking D9

    by Series7

    But saying its one of the worst films of the year. <P> Obviously you just don't like SyFy or action films. <P> You like artsy wanna be stuff. <P> D9 is a movie that if I saw as a kid would fucking make me love movies. Also it the first R movie I've seen in some time that I thought, yeah that movie is fucking R rated. Its up there with Robocop is its awesomeness. <P> You just sound like a film snob. Seriously not even people who LIKED Funny People would ever say its good.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    MURDER BY DECREE:

    by uberman

    Does it have gigantic explosions? Martial Arts fights? Witty comebacks? Huge action sequences? Slow Mo shots? Overt sexual references? Farts? No? Cause if not, then it can't be a SHERLOCK HOLMES movies, cause he was the first Real Action Hero!

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    "people who LIKED Funny People would ever say its good"

    by skimn

    great line..

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Role Models

    by ColonelFatheart

    Surprisingly funny flick.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Avatar was much better than D 9 and

    by saber12

    a bit more appealing to mainstream audiences, while also being an art house type of movie.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Spandau, you can add Star Trek to list of movies

    by Stabby

    that were over-hyped and overrated this year. Haven't seen Avatar yet to see if it fits the bill. But, it's definitely the most over-hyped movie.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    an art house type of movie??? Avatar???

    by Series7

    saber12, surely you jest.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Yes, Avatar was a different movie

    by saber12

    Have you ever seen a movie this year that took so much time in developing the planet and characters? Showing us every detail? Did D 9 even do that?

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Don't call him Surely!

    by theKRELL

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Carriers

    by Kammich

    saw this pop up "On Demand" today, was thinking of giving it a rental after I watch my DVDs of "District 9"(seen it already, can't wait to see it again) and "500 Days"(which I can't wait to see). pretty good cast in "Carriers"... Lou Taylor Pucci, Captain Kirk, that Piper broad... looks like it has a 28 Days Later vibe, too. let me know if any of you cats have seen it.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Is it even possible for an art house film to play IMax?

    by Stabby

    I'd love to be an IMax projectionist for a day and sneak Shortbus into an unsuspecting Avatar viewing. Eyeballs truly would be raped!

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Not a jester, just ill-informed

    by Stabby

    Not in any realm of this universe and possibly any alternate universes as well could Avatar be considered an art house film.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Role Models was funnier than The Hangover...

    by Quake II

    I liked them both, but had more laughs at Role Models (a movie I avoided for months). Maybe that came out in 2008. I can't remember.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    But D 9 wasn't an art house film

    by saber12

    yet people here keep insisting it was.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    The Hangover

    by Kammich

    absolutely loved it in theatres, maybe my best theatre experience of he summer. but on repeat viewings, it doesn't really hold up as well... unless you're watching it with someone who hasn't seen it before. once you're in tune to the shock gags and Galifianakis's brand of humor, it doesn't really have the same punch as before. still a good movie though. but I agree with the love for "Role Models"... anyone who is a fan of "Wet Hot American Summer" has to love that movie. Jane Lynch absolutely kills in that role.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    saber12

    by Series7

    I would say niether movie is arthouse. D9 is a big budget movie, but its really not because it wasn't expensive to make. Avatar was too ham handed to be Art House, just because its long doesn't make it art house.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Stabby

    by Series7

    Shourt Bust on IMAX....22 meter tall shoot of a dude sucking his own dick......I wonder how fast it would take for the theater to clear.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Kammich...yes, someone had to mention Jane Lynch

    by skimn

    What she does with her bagel dog, and her expression...fun-ucking-ny.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    District 9 has all the elements of a classic and yet...

    by lavatory love machine

    the story is a little boring, isn't it? after they get back from getting the cylinder it just stops being good, all action and not very good action for about 40 minutes, the military guys are stereotypes and it wouldn't been much better if the small ship reached the mother ship the first time it took off

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    So I guess after NO ONE bought the $1,000+

    by Series7

    Avatar bust of Stephan Lang and Mech Warrior before they saw the movie.....Sideshow Collectibles pulled there advertizing?

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Whatever District 9 fucking ruled

    by Series7

    Haven't seen a movie that brutal in a while. It was refreashing.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    I still say if, say, Sean Pertwee was cast as the

    by skimn

    military commander in District 9, he would have still played it as an authority figure, but with a bit of shading.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    I thought D9 lost steam too

    by natecore

    I've yet to see it again, but damn if that first hour 40 wasn't some of the best storytelling i've ever seen. I'm thinking the film will be destined to be a classic b/c I saw the film 2 months after its release to a packed house at the $1 theatre.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    and the (500) v Annie Hall argument is valid b/c...

    by natecore

    Annie Hall is great b/c it throws everything at the audience from animation, breaking the 4th wall, subtitled jokes and brilliant gags throughout. (500) pulls the same punches just different. (500) is also my fav film of the year probably the decade and possibly ever.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Notice how the studio moved up the release date

    by skimn

    of D9 to before Xmas, when it was scheduled for the 29th just weeks ago? A little xenophobia for the perfect stocking stuffer.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Series 7

    by saber12

    I'm sorry, I don't watch movies where dudes make out with other dudes. But if that's art house to you. have at it. Most other places call it porn.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    art house = dudes making out with other dudes

    by Series7

    SNL this weekend = ART HOUSE. FUCKING PROFESSIONAL!

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    The gay cowboy movie was art house too, right?

    by saber12

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Using your 12 year old boy logic

    by Series7

    Then sure why not. <P> What's fucking art house to you if movies like Short Bus are porn?

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    I plan to watch Distract 9 again

    by MarkItDude

    but I don’t understand why it is loved so much. It was a movie I really wanted to see when it came out and I just hated it when I left the theater. I felt a little nauseous during the film which could have been something I ate or the camera work and could have hindered my enjoyment of the film so I hope I will find more to like when I watch it again. SPOILERS below. The special effects were good and I thought it was a very creative premise for a movie, and some of the scenes I thought were really good but for me I didn't think it worked as a whole. I hate, hated the main character and found my self hoping he would be killed a number of times in the movie just to be disappointed when he wasn’t. I hated how alien fuel turned humans into aliens, how 99% of aliens were stupid even though they had superior technology, how the aliens didn’t fight back when humans treated them like crap even though they had superior technology, and how the ending didn’t resolve anything and just set up a sequel. I plan to watch it again so maybe I can see why so many people think this is a great film.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    natecore...

    by Series7

    So does that mean PBMC will be classic as well? Because I saw that probably 3 months after its release in a pack $1 theater.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    MarkItDude

    by Series7

    I hate, hated the main character. That was the point.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    saber12, often arthouse involves Marissa Tomei's

    by Stabby

    exposed breasts, so don't right it off completely.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Zombieland was kind of art house

    by saber12

    All it needed was a gay cowboy scene.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Will your top 10 of 2009 include films from 2010?

    by beefywhore

    because thats really smart.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    "write it off", I meant

    by Stabby

    Correct myself, I do in a Yoda-esque fashion.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    beefywhore the answer to your question is

    by Stabby

    a resounding, "YES!" Father Geek's did. Like father, like son!

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    saber12 lame attempt at jokes

    by Series7

    Seem kind of arthouse.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST

    "Right it off"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I use my "right" when I see Marisa Tomei's breasts...

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    saber12 could use some tips from Nasty

    by Stabby

    with the jokes as well.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    I am so arthouse

    by saber12

    I'm so arthouse, I don't even show previews.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Ever arthouse I've been to still shows previews?

    by Series7

    I think that makes you a festival.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    every*

    by Series7

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    saber12, you need to quit while you're behind

    by Stabby

    Are you a newb here? Not that there's anything wrong with that.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Yeah saber12

    by Series7

    I'm just loosening you up before I give you the jackpot.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Marty Feldman fetish???

    by Magnus Greel

    Seek help immediately.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Shortbus was an art film....

    by theKRELL

    because when he was sucking his own dick, it was filmed tastefully, and the lighting on his nutsack was artistically done, and it was classy too because he kept his pinkie finger out whilst doing so. Maybe thats why Series7 liked it so much!

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Where's HIGH ANXIETY!?!

    by timmerlimmer

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Never mind

    by timmerlimmer

    I found High Anxiety. One of the best.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Zooey Deschanel is awesome!

    by BackRiverCatfish

    All you haters can fuck off!!! (500)Days of Summer wouldn't have been nearly as good without her!

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Inglouious Basterds

    by DutchRudder

    My favorite of 09. But the special features are a little weak, not enough of them. Don't get me wrong, what is there is good, and the movie alone would be worth buying the blu.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Funny...

    by midgarddragon

    ...how Where the Wild Things Are was your top movie (and it came out after District 9) until you found out the critics were split on it and are now taking it back apparently. Luckily it's still one of the best of the year, an will easily be on the top of my Top 10, so well, I have no reason to care what you think. :)

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Inglouious Basterds could've used more basterds

    by BackRiverCatfish

    otherwise I love this movie

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    District 9 was a whole heap of shit

    by barnaby jones

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Kammich - RE: Carriers

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

    Not a bad movie, but not one you'll remember the day after watching it. If you like your '28 Day Later'/'The Stand' end-of-the-world scenarios you'll most likely enjoy it.<p>Unfortunately it's not particularly scary and there are no zombies. Thus, it doesn't score higher on my movie-o-meter.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ Harry's grammar incontinence has leaked

    by white_vader

    into the TBs! What is wrong with you guys today? Getting antsy for Christmas "Pwesents" or something? <p> And it's gotta be said, even if you hate Zooey, 500 days is the perfect role for her and that character she always plays. Well, that and Elf I guess.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    "Without 3D, a big hunk of what made this cool in theaters went

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

    I think those might be wise words you're saying there about Avata - oh, you're talking about G-Force!

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST

    (500) Days and Basterds

    by InstantClassic

    Who cares what (500) Days was inspired by or not. It's got more charm simply coming out of JGL's music taste (THE FUCKING SMITHS!) then most movies do in their whole 8 hour run time. And I LOVED Basterds and will probably buy it down the road, but fuck Tarantino. Stop holding back on the DVD features. I don't buy most your movies cause I keep waiting for you to double dip us.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Harry needs to take an English class...

    by Exasperilious

    "But when Clifton Collins Jr loses a testicle and sues the Extract Plant, when Ben talks Jason Bateman’s character in perhaps the stupidest married decision I’ve seen yet." Oh that makes sense. Thanks for the great synopsis.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    And Why Isn't Life Stinks In The Brooks Box Set?

    by Broseph

    I love that movie.i still havn't found it on dvd.The cohens totaly bit the ashes thrrown into the wind from that movie

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 9:43 p.m. CST

    That Mel Brooks set is aces

    by SoylentMean

    Explain your dislike of Robin Hood: Men in Tights Mr. Knowles. Of course my love of that is due to my young age when I saw it, but man is that movie funny to me.<P> But the cream of the crop will always be Young Frankenstein.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST

    So excited to see Ichi, I hope the blood spurts real good

    by SoylentMean

    Zatoichi is movie soul food to me and a new twist on the story makes me all kinds of happy. I hope it doesn't suck.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Cinnamon should be marketed as tiger repellant

    by SoylentMean

    They could sell it at all the clubs. Hey Yo!

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Best of lists should be for Theatrically released films, only

    by SoylentMean

    and maybe limited to films that hit wide release or were out for at least a month giving folks that aren't paid critics the chance to see 'em.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 9:58 p.m. CST

    District 9

    by CherryValance

    Just rewatched it. I'm so glad you've got it at the top of your list this year. I was worried everyone was going to throw it under the bus and pick AVATAR instead. It's my second favorite this year but I'm not saying my favorite out loud 'round these parts. It's practically my #1 though. I loved Extract too but I barely buy DVDs anymore so it didn't make it into my purchases.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    THE HANGOVER was as funny as cot death.

    by MaxTheSilent

    How the hell that garbage made so much money I'll never know.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    I must not like sci-fi or action films?

    by JacksParasites

    I must not like sci-fi or action films because I thought District 9 was sub par? I'm not following that logic at all, Series7. Please explain it to me. If your definition of "artsy wanna be [sic] stuff." is intelligent films that are actually about things other than lots of splosions, then fine, I like "artsy wanna be [sic] stuff." Personally though, I'd call a Michael Bay-quality action film where the director just decided to employ verite style for no good reason a real case of artsy wannabe stuff. Ironically, had they not tried so hard to take the B material so seriously, I probably would have liked the film a lot more. If your standards for great cinema involves movies with big explosions and two-dimensional villains that you would have found cool when you were a little kid because it was rated R and had violence, then fine. And while I enjoy those films too from time to time, I personally prefer films for grown ups that actually have a fucking point.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Hey, there's no ads on the site.

    by Jaka

    Trip out. If it's staying that way you should spread the Ain't It Cool News all the way across the top of the page.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    DISTRICT FUCKING 9

    by Stan Grossman

    In complete and total agreement. Made the same declaration last night after my third veiwing and friends said i was nuts. Fuck that. Not only do ithink its the best film of this year but i also think its the best ACTION film of this sad pathetic decade. Followed closely by the dark knight, the descent and kill bill vol 1. regardless, there is not a single waisted second of celluoid to be found. Every editing choice....perfect. A great score and story. Finally, carried on the shoulders of one of if not thee best performace of the year. sharlto copely is a fucking god in this. Believable and real, funny and tragic. Very reminiscent of Michael Bien's phenomenal turn as one kyle reese. The bar by which all other ACTION leads should be judged. Long story short This film will sit proudly on my shelves right next to the Terminator's 1 and 2, Predator, alien/aliens, die hard, the matrix and the rest of the genre's greats. A true and undisputable bonafied motherfuckimg CLASSIC. Bravo Mr. Blomkampt. Fingers crossed for you avoiding the sophmore slump.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 10:30 p.m. CST

    I hope the next celebrity death isn't Zooey.

    by saber12

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    When was the Peter Cushing Holmes series on the air?

    by SnootyBoots

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Oh I hope you're being ironic, Stan

    by JacksParasites

    Not a wasted second? How about all that time Christopher wasted not getting the alien weapons already in D9 from the gangsters? If a particularly weak human "armed" w/ nothing but one alien arm could get the weapons, surely a small army of physically stronger Prawns, each w/ TWO alien arms could have gotten them rather easily within 20 years. It's great that you like the film but you sound like a religious fanatic in denial about biblical inaccuracies who insists over and over again that the bible's perfect in every way. I think your friends had it right. Best action film of the decade? I think you need to get out and see more movies. There was The Bourne Identity, Casino Royale, Spiderman 2, Watchmen, V For Vendetta, Sin City, all 3 Pirates of the Carrabbean films, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Beowulf, Zombieland, Mr. And Mrs. Smith, Mission Impossible III. And as far as serious sci-fi, there was almost as much action in Children of Men as there was in D9. Another sci-fi that comes to mind is Serenity.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST

    The Mel Brooks set

    by saber12

    Isn't it just repackaged DVDs you already own?

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    "District 9" is good, but not great.

    by Evangelion217

    Harry, you didn't really point out one insightful reason to why you would consider it to be the best film of 2009. You don't come off as somebody who loves the film, for genuine and personal reasons. You seem to say that it's great, because it's small budget flick that cost 30 million dollars to make, and that it's an allegory for how black people are treated in third world countries. If that's all the greatness the film has, then I simply can't find anything that makes it special. It's just a good film, with though, ambition, and passion. But towards the third act, it's just another action flick, with above average aesthetics and visuals. In other words, it ain't no "Avatar."

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST

    The problem with "District 9" is that it tried to be artistic, b

    by Evangelion217

    Then it attempts to back off and say, "Please don't take me seriously, I'm just another action flick, with a big mecha." I felt a bit cheated towards the end. I wanted something deep, not something with exploding heads, tons of quick cutting, and explosionzzzzzzzzz. At least Cameron didn't attempt to make "Avatar" entirely deep, and attempted to spend more time developing an entire world, and characters, and build up alot of tension towards the final battle sequence. Even with moments of corny dialogue, he never cheated the audience out of a promising event. I'm just tired of seeing "District 9" getting more love within the geek community then "Avatar." It's annoying, and kinda sad. What's even sadder, is the fact that Sam Rockwell's performance in "Moon" has gotten no love from the awards this year. Now that is bullshit! :(

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Good to hear you are doing a Top 10 Harry

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Though you might have given up. <p> Top 10 or 25 of the decade would be great too, it can't be any worse that the mess Beaks gave us.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Harry also loved District 9

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    I have it as number 2 for the year, with Avatar being number 1, and Hurt Locker 3rd.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Would love to see Neil Blomkamp adapt Neon Genesis

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Would prefer to see Cameron do it, but might have to wait another decade for that. <p> Someone give Neil the cash and show us some cool CGI big robots, which has a great story to match.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes - A Chronology

    by Admonisher

    1959: The Hound of the Baskervilles (Hammer theatrical version) ..... 1968: Sherlock Holmes (BBC TV series) - 16 episodes, of which only 5 survive .... 1984: The Masks of Death (TV movie) - released on VHS and LD, but not, to date, on DVD.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    My above post was re: SnootyBoots' question...

    by Admonisher

    And here's some more trivia: the 1959 Hammer "Hound" was the first Holmes adventure to be filmed in color. A follow-up to "The Masks of Death" was planned for 1986, to be titled "The Abbott's Cry," but Cushing's declining health made it impossible. In 1987, Cushing designed the logo for "The Northern Musgraves," a Sherlockian society in North England.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 12:12 a.m. CST

    DISTRICT 9

    by frank cotton

    works. period. you want something deep, go to the drama section

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Peter Cushing is Sherlock Holmes

    by lonniebeale

    At leat to me. The Hammer HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES got me into Holmes in the first place. Cushing is great.Nice to see a coupel of the episodes.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    One more...

    by Admonisher

    Cushing also played Arthur Conan Doyle in 1976's TV biopic "The Great Houdini"!

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 12:38 a.m. CST

    D9 = )

    by rartus

    just watched it w/ the Mrs. really enjoyed it and explaining all the fun nuances. def. going on my top 5 for the year list

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 12:42 a.m. CST

    God I finally saw Transformers 2

    by Series7

    Wish I hadn't. Though it is the most American film of the decade, if not ever.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Harry, please explain...

    by Ditch Brodie

    You proclaimed WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE to be "the very best film I’ve seen this year. Not by a hair, not by a nose, but by a mile." If it was a mile better than DISTRICT 9, how did DISTRICT 9 catch up? Then again, you also said the opening scene of WTWTA is "the single most FURIOUS and VIOLENT thing I've ever seen captured on film". I'll be sure to remember that the next time I watch the fire extinguisher scene from IRREVERSIBLE.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Avatar and District 9

    by Lashlarue

    Both of them are so... close to being masterpieces. <P> Unfortunately, both films sacrifice their ideas at the end for the "apocalyptic battle". I really hate it when filmmakers do that.<p> Not every film has to end like Star Wars.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Star Trek had an epic space battle at the end

    by saber12

    and I never heard any complaints about that.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Inglorious Basterds was heaven.

    by MorganLeafy

    One of the best movies of the last couple of years. I really mean that. How can you not got totally excited about the scene in ‘La Louisiane’? It was one of the best action scenes ever! Anyway I would have to disagree with the statement that IB didn’t have enough 'basterds' action. As Aldo Raines clearly states: the basterds are about one thing and one thing only: killing Nazis. That’s why Shoshanna and Bridget are basterds as well, it even said so on the posters.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Interesting talkback

    by MandrakeRoot

    It's nice to hear a lot of people on hear praising both D9 and Avatar...I was expecting your typical one or the other no holds barred. But personally, while I certainly didn't hate D9, it didn't quite meet my expectations. Some of it was a lot of fun, but some of it was so just so flat out boring...and I was felt so uninvolved in the whole film...perhaps that's what made some of it boring for me? Ah who knows...still though I appreciate the film, and it's the type of direction I like to see sci-fi going. Avatar of course was a fantastic film, a truly one of a kind experience. Excited to see it on the real IMAX screen this week, first time was on the half-ass IMAX where the screens only 30ft tall. Excited to see Moon too, huge fan of Rockwell, and thrilled to see him doing sci-fi. <p> I just saw Inglorious Basterds (or however it's spelt) a few night ago, pretty solid film. I remember how before it was released pretty much every geek on this site absolutely LOATHED Tarantino, for what...one bad film? Everyone was convinced this would be a disaster...of course it's far from it. It loses itself a little in the middle, but overall it was a pretty great film, with a ton of great moments. Waltz was incredible too. <p> I have to say one thing though...when did movies that have similarities with over movies become the same fucking movie? It's all over this goddamn talkback...The Hangover is Dude Where's My Car, 500 Days of Summer is Annie Hall, of course the beloved Avatar is Dances with Wolves. I mean christ people! The films may have similar points, but play any of them scene by scene and you have completely different films. Since when is brand spanking new plots been the only acceptable barometer for a film being good? That's just WAY too high of a standard.for any film fan...it's ridiculous when you think about it...

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 3:10 a.m. CST

    And Avatar needed that battle at the end..

    by MandrakeRoot

    Cameron put a surprisingly little amount of action in that film...so the battle at the end felt absolutely perfect. I suppose if he had gone a more action oriented route then he could have gone with a different conclusion, but what, I have no clue. It's interesting when you actually think about the fact that Avatar did not have that much action..way less then you would expect from a Cameron film. I like that a lot about it though, he spent a ton of time getting the audience to like the characters, and really building up the tension for the final battle. One of the many masterstrokes of the film IMO...

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Lockes is back

    by imagin78

    It looks like our dear friend Lockesbrokenleg has returned as sabre12. Missed you buddy.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Family Guy Star Wars

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Blue Harvest was awesome, this new one is just as awful as the past two seasons have been, a real let down. <P> There are some funny parts, Han (Peter's) response to Leia's (Lois) I Love You moment is absolutely priceless. And the end gag, Back To The Future was very funny, but apart from that I didnt laugh a whole lot.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 4:43 a.m. CST

    I finally saw...

    by emeraldboy

    district 9. The movie fell apart at the end. and I could not make out what was going. Is there going to be a sequel. or not. that really confused the hell out of me. it makes it clear that there might be. All thus hype that Sharlto copley gets is a mystery, All I heard was a man trying to impersonate Colin Farrel. I am from dublin. that is what i picked up. re inglorious basterds. I full agree that the performance by waltz was outstanding. the opening 20 mins are the best that QT ever put on film. the scene in the cafe. marks waltz´s performance as the finest performance of the year. it really did make the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. plus I saw up. great opening. but like wall-e it was a let down. Its like Pixar are now at the stage where they can anything they like and the work has been soul less. I am glad they have gone back to traditional animation. so that they rub katzehhacks face it.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Before I keft for spain. my friend and I had an argument..

    by emeraldboy

    over D9. I tried to convince to see the movie. and I explained that it was political but with aliens in it. He said to me why not just make an apartheid film then. Having seen the film. he might have been right.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 4:53 a.m. CST

    emeraldboy

    by Drsambeckett1984

    I dont agree about D9 but you are spot on about Up and Wall-E, Pixar has really lost the soul they used to infuse their wonderful movies with, hopefully Toy Story 3 will be a return to form.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 5:23 a.m. CST

    I thought District 9 WAS an Apartheid film?

    by seppukudkurosawa

    With the aliens as the kaffirs and the humans as the white scum.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 6:56 a.m. CST

    The Bastards of Basterds

    by kikuchiyoboy

    The reason people say they weren't enough basterds is due to the fact they weren't. You can't clump Shoshanna and Bridget with them He even mention Waltz as a bastard. But that is not what we are think about. Well at least what I think about. You went in wanting to get to know those dudes that roll with Aldo. Who is Sam Levine? Why is he even in this film? <br> <br> But I really did dig how the movie turned out anyways. Great fuck'n fun. I'm actually one of the few people that thought it was actually an onteresting year for film. 2 great kid/family/adult films. Some interesting and just plain fun fucking sci fi films. I don't know, I thought it was an interesting year.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 7:20 a.m. CST

    extract was disappointing

    by robat

    <p>I really loved office space. Extract is just not very funny I'm afraid</p> <p>Inglorious was poor - hugely derivative and boring</p> <p>District 9 was very good - not great</p> <p>Hangover - funny but dont really understand how it made so much money. Old school is better</p>

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 7:22 a.m. CST

    The Prawns not stealing their weapons back= smart

    by SoylentMean

    If they had, their stalled ship, which wasn't going anywhere because it had no fuckin' power source, would have most likely been bombed rignt the fuck out of the sky by scared shitless humans. <P> In order for the Prawns to survive they had to play the complacent insect to our intolerant (and clueless) humans. Or we would have eradicated them in a nuke filled heartbeat.<P> What I'm interested in is seeing what they would do with a District 10, with the Prawns coming back in three or so years, District 10 being an even worse ghetto/refugee camp than District 9 was, and the Prawns flat out taking revenge with their awesome weapons. <P> District 9 was awesome, that's all there is to it.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Inglourious Basterds is my number 1 movie of '09

    by SoylentMean

    due to it being the movie I can't stop thinking about. For me, it provided the complete package of what I expect in a film, entertainment, characters I cared about, a great story, and memorable scene after scene. <P> I really hope it gets nominated for Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Editing, Screenplay, and Cinematography.<P> I would love to see Tarantino get a directing Oscar for this film. And it just flat out deserves the Screenplay Oscar.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Basterds..

    by Karl Childers

    The worst part was the miscasting of Mike Myers. Why did QT waste the money on him? I liked the flick and it left me wanting a prequel at least. This was the QT flick that deserved a two-parter a'la Kill Bill.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 7:33 a.m. CST

    SoylentMean; I hope you're not joking

    by MorganLeafy

    because I wholeheartedly agree with you.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Lesbian Vampire Killers now just Vampire Killers?

    by SoylentMean

    Lame. Has anyone seen that movie? It looks pretty fun.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 7:34 a.m. CST

    missing scenes in IB?

    by The_Crimson_King

    what's up with QT not showing them?

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 7:35 a.m. CST

    MorganLeafy, not joking at all

    by SoylentMean

    Inglourious Basterds bitch slapped me with awesome, which is just one type of bitch slapping I accept with gusto.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Where the fuck is Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair?

    by SoylentMean

    Damn it Tarantino, make it happen!

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Inglourious Basterds made my friends shut up about Death Proof

    by SoylentMean

    I loved Death Proof, even though it didn't provide the movie I was expecting. But most of my friends either flat out hated it or merely tolerated it. But Inglourious Basterds has been a constant topic of conversation since seeing it in theaters, and overly enthusiastic conversation at that.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    The panoramic shoots of J´berg..

    by emeraldboy

    were stunning I´ll admit. here is what i think will happen in D10. the prawns have taken Sharlto copley back with them, with vague premise of a cure. its all bs. and when they come back. he is there new leader. because they tortured him even worse then the humans did. or maybe hes dead. I am not sure.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST

    IB bitch slapped me with awesome too

    by The_Crimson_King

    the climax of the movie in theater was so fucking awesome I almost screamed "FUCK YEAAAAAAAH" in the theater

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Jonathan ross made a very funny joke about..

    by emeraldboy

    corden and horne at the comedy awards. frankie boyle clip is something you will all have to see. and thrashing he gave ross was spot on.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    I hated the ending for IB..

    by emeraldboy

    I think he drew the ending out too long. I couldnt look at Waltz demise.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Are you fuckin' kidding emeraldboy?

    by SoylentMean

    That was the perfect ending for Landa!

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Harry, are you gonna do a Best of the Decade list?

    by SoylentMean

    That would be an explosive talkback of epic proportions!

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Landa got what was coming to him....

    by emeraldboy

    that is very true. you know that scene in Ridley scott´Hannibal very Hannibal slices off off a part of krendles brain, couldnt look at that either.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Aren't we still waiting on Moriarty's

    by seppukudkurosawa

    best of the '90s list? I wouldn't hold your breath for Harry's list.<p>

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 8:54 a.m. CST

    A Study In Terror > Murder By Decree

    by workshed

    John Neville is a fantastic Holmes and the movie is a success on every level. And it's got Barbara Windsor in it as a prostitute.! Seek it out.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 8:54 a.m. CST

    SoylentMean, my anti-cynicism radar is set

    by MorganLeafy

    a little too sensitive I think. BTW, I happen to speak French and German. Believe me, Tarantino dialogue sounds just as good in German and French as it does in English. That made it just extra awesome.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Avatar way better than Inglourious Basturds.

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    We all know it.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST

    #1 movie too close to call...between AVATAR and DISTRICT 9

    by JDanielP

    #3 is INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS and #4 is STAR TREK. But I can only speak for myself, and I haven't seen everything. (I still have yet to see THE HURT LOCKER.)

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Mandrake, while I generally agree with you

    by Stabby

    that just because movies have similarities does not mean they are the same movie. But "The Hangover's" premise and plot is totally ripped off of "Dude, Where's My Car", except instead of the hungover guys losing their car it's their best friend, the Groom, that they lost. I just mention this to back up my argument that The Hangover is totally overrated. Some people think that the plot is so original and this one of the reasons why people think it is so great. It's not.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    HUGO STIEGLITZ!!!

    by HoboCode

    That is all.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    somebody who reviewed where the wild things are

    by emeraldboy

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 10:05 a.m. CST

    somebody mentioned babs windsor..

    by emeraldboy

    in a sherlock holmes movie...I just couldnt resist the following... a tied up babs windsor: Moriarity, when my phil and grant catch up with you your in big trouble. moriarity is about to speak when there is a knock on the door. Moriarity opens the door and phil and grant appear and say Allo mum. Moriarity spends many months in a plaster cast. after phil and grant mitchell give him aright going over.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST

    I don't think Saber12 is lockesbrokenleg

    by Stabby

    If locke came back under a different alias it would most likely be Lost related like "JacksBadTatoo" or HurleysImaginaryFriend".

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Re: Mike Myers..stunt casting at its worst

    by skimn

    Yup, his little scene took me out of the movie for that moment. Oh look, there's Mike Myers hiding behind some make up, silly mustache, and oh-so British accent. Dude. You're not Peter Sellers. Okay. He almost made Eli Roth look good.<p>Okay, no. There's no excuse for Eli Roth's "acting". His outburst after batting the Nazi to death was embarassing.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    The Prawns were just pretending to be retarded addicts? Really?

    by JacksParasites

    That's your argument. The Prawns were geniuses who just pretended to be stupid for 20 years until the time of their escape came and they then decided to STILL pretend to be stupid...except for one of them? The problem w/ this argument is that it assumes that Christopher's master plan was not only the best plan that could have been devised but also the only plan. Whereas I'm pretty sure you could get a room full of 6-year-olds to devise a better plan. As the film's cameraman (who seems to magically exist and cease to exist while still somehow recording footage that nobody could have possibly captured) shows, there's a large voice out there of people who are not pure evil and actually are concerned about the welfare of the Prawns. Even if just Christopher alone got his hands on the weapons, it's easy to see from history how even a single dangerous political prisoner with some heavy artillery could have made a public relations nightmare for District 9 and the evil corporation. Bomb the fuck out of them? Dude, could you imagine if, say, Starbucks decided tomorrow to bomb South Africa? You don't think people would notice or be mighty fucking' pissed? Just about any plan one thinks up seems as though it would have been a better plan than Christopher's dopey plan, which only seems like a plot contrivance. That's what bothers me about these types of movies. They just stereotype humanity as a collective of complete bastards with no individuals, so that the audience can't even imagine alternative plans that might actually play off of people's compassion. The ultimate lesson from D9 is People = Bad. But speaking of nukes, that's sort of my point that nobody in this movie is very bright. The weapons they spent 20 years figuring out aren't remotely as powerful as the weapons we ALREADY HAVE! So what's the point!

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    District 9 and the Prawns

    by Series7

    See most of them were probably just worker Prawns. Its never explained who they are? Maybe they took over the shit due to the way they were being treated and weren't smart enough to govern themselves. <P> And Christoph could just be that one smarter one, or maybe had an important role on the ship and understood they then needed to make the fuel before anything could happen. So their would be no point for him to get the weapons if they were stuck on the planet. <P> So the idea that the other Prawns had the weapons but did nothing with them, was because they had nothing to do. They just wanted to sit around and be lazy.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    So, the Prawns should have started attacking?

    by SoylentMean

    Leading to their <P> A: complete annhilation by human military forces or,<P> B: the destruction of their only means of escaping our planet or, <P> C: both?<P> The film pretty much explains all of this.<P> I thought District 9 was a pretty damn realistic story of what we would do if something like this actually occurred. Of course I also viewed it for the fiction it is and didn't spend the entire film going "Oh my God, that would never fuckin' happen".<P> Why do people go out of their way to not enjoy movies?

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Oh, and since when did the world care about anything that...

    by SoylentMean

    happened in Africa? If all of a sudden there was a tiny mushroom cloud over Johannesburg, um yeah, I don't think the world would give a fuck. <P> Or maybe you all are thinking about a different Africa.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    What? No love for

    by skimn

    er's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother? I ushered at a theater that played that over the holiday season, and there are scenes that are embedded in my subconscious.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Anyone complaining about District 9

    by Series7

    Have you seen Transformers 2? I just saw it last night. And my god what a fucking AWFUL nightmare of a film that is. <P> Sure you can use your logic to find holes in the plot of District 9 just to fit your argument. But on a whole the movie was sound and it worked. It was damn effective, if you didn't enjoy it thats fine. Just seems pointless to poke and prode just to make holes for the sake of making holes. Be happy that we got 1 bad fucking ass rated R movie this year. District 9 is the first R rated SyFy film since Robocop to deliver on that R rating with violence. Most other R rated films feel G rated next to D9.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    District 9 proves they should make a Ratchet & Clank movie

    by SoylentMean

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    SoylentMean

    by Series7

    Fuck yes that would be awesome. <P> But after Pixar makes my Mario Brothers movie.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Series7, Pixar + Mario Bros.= yes please

    by SoylentMean

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Just exactly how does a wisdom tooth "explode"?

    by SoylentMean

    Quit chewing on M-80s Harry!

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    I want a Smash TV movie!

    by Stabby

    Wait, they already had that: It was called The Running Man.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Gene Wilder's..

    by skimn

    that is...

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    I really want a reality series on Harry's life

    by Stabby

    I know it wouldn't get crap for ratings, but I'd watch every single episode of his ridiculous, pathetic misadventures and laugh at all the unintentional humor that develops.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    A Dead Rising movie would be cool

    by SoylentMean

    if done right. The new game coming out looks ridiculously fun.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Drsambeckett1984, thanks for the review of FG SW

    by Stabby

    That's kind of what I figured. I will wait for it to hit the internets. I'm glad I'm no the only one that thinks that the Family Guy series has blown its load. For me it was when they officially outed Stewie that the series Moved the Island. Cleveland Show is just horrible and American Dad always sucked.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    A God of War movie would be the Shiznit!

    by Stabby

    As long as it was a hard "R".

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    SoylentMean.....

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    I agree with what you said about INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS. Definately, my fave of the year! I can't stop thinking about that movie. And thanks for spelling it correctly!!!

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Inglorious Basturds totally sucked!!!

    by Stabby

    Just kidding, haven't seen it yet.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Stabby, I played the God Of War demo off of D9

    by skimn

    and..oh..my..fucking..God. Violent? As Kratos you graphically (and slowly) pull the eye out of a cyclops, and wrench the head off a soldier that you then use as a beacon. It makes sense that a demo is included since D9 was a Sony Pictures production (as is the upcoming Moon, trailer on disc). March...get here soon.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    skimn, Is that GoW demo on the movie BluRay?

    by Stabby

    Netflix is sending me D9 today.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Stabby

    by Series7

    That series would just be a guy in a wheel chair looking at a computer screen eating oreos dipped in Peanut Butter, with some movie going in the background. Just loud smacking noises as he ate. You would only see the back of his head since he is so close to the computer. From time to time he'd fart, and you'd hear his wife yell "You want more oreo?" And with his mouth full "no".

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    fuck the spelling of Bastards

    by Series7

    Its fucking stupid and QT has no reason behind it.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    ..."reality series on Harry's life"...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and all the trying for a baby business gives the show an obvious hook...not sure how far I can go with this without having to dodge the banhammer...

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    I thought the reason behind the spelling was

    by SoylentMean

    that the Basterds were a bunch of uneducated yokels thrown into the war? I could be wrong.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    "Harry Knowles: 40 and Somehow Not Single"

    by Stabby

    VH1, Make It So! Is Harry really trying to have a baby? God help that poor child.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    in the uk and ireland.ib was called..

    by emeraldboy

    inglorious.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Stabby, it doesn't show up on the BluRay

    by skimn

    extras menu screen, but load the movie disc in the PS3 and the demo loads up (takes some time). Its the E3 demo from this past summer. Plays like the good 'ol God Of War, but looks fantastic.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST

    ..."coming up, on HEAD GEEK..."...

    by FlickaPoo

    ..."will Head Geek remember to feed the baby before the twenty four hour RED DWARF marathon ends??!"<P>"will Head Geek farm out all diaper changing responsibility to Capone and Merrick??!!"<P>Stay tuned!...

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Skimn

    by Stabby

    Definitely be checking it out.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    VH1 presents Harry:The Tub Of Love

    by skimn

    (with Harry as the tub)<p>C'mon Harry its been over a year since you had your surgery, and no updates on weight...so fat jokes it is.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    ..."will Head Geek show Little Geek THE LAST HOUSE...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...ON THE LEFT at the age of three? Will he more appropriately wait for Little Geek to be five?! Will he show the remake or just the original??!!"<P>Find out on the next coagulated episode of...THE FLAVOR OF GEEK!

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Tonite on a very special episode of Human Butter Balls

    by Stabby

    Yoko, Mrs. HEADGEEK gets her period for the first time and Harry wants to make a horror movie out of it.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Tonite on a very special episode of Human Butter Balls:

    by Stabby

    HEADGEEK butts head with the Austin Parking Authority in his attempt to get handicap status for his Smart Fortwo.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST

    A moment of "I-told-you-osis" on Basterds.

    by jimmay

    Remember before Inglourious Basterds came out and a very vocal majority of talk-backers here proclaimed that it was immediately inferior to the Expendables, going to flop royally at the box office, going to bankrupt the Weinsteins, going to be universally disliked by public and critics alike. . .Yeah, none of that happened. It was widely praised, is its on its way to an Academy Award nom for Best Picture, has already earned one from the Golden Globes, is showing up on year-end top 10 lists all over the place, and made a tidy chunk of change at the box office, his most successful film yet. So, yeah, you were all very, very wrong.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Sorry, "I-told-you-sosis"

    by jimmay

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Stabby...

    by theKRELL

    lockes used to be SkywalkerFamily, so it's not a stretch to think he could be (light)Sabre12.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    SoylentMean

    by Zatoichi

    I couldn't agree with you more about Zatoichi, pure bliss. Not to be nit picky about Ichi Harry, but he is a blind masseur/yakuza not a samurai.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST

    I TRIED to watch Murder By Decree last night

    by MattmanReturns

    About 20 mins in I shook my head and switched it out or Hunt For Red October.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    SoylentMean......on the spaceship in D9 said..

    by theKRELL

    " which wasn't going anywhere because it had no fuckin' power source."<P>Then how was it that it hovered over J'berg for all those years? Pixie Dust? Was it Velcro-ed to a cloud?

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Inglourious Basterds is my No. 1 movie of 2009

    by ColonelFatheart

    The most thoroughly satisfying movie I've seen this year, and I'm still thinking about it. This may change as I plan to watch Antichrist tomorrow. FINALLY saw Avatar today. That was some good fucking shit, too. It's befuddling that there are geeks who straight up hate that movie.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST

    theKRELL, the D9 ship was suspended by

    by MattmanReturns

    the same shit that held up the floating mountains in Avatar. I dunno what that mystery substance is though.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    um, Krell, maybe propulsion source?

    by SoylentMean

    It's pretty clear in the movie that they can't leave because they don't have the fuel. Backup generator allows it to hover? <P> Still a great fuckin' movie.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Although Velcro clouds are an interesting idea...

    by SoylentMean

    you would know a storm was coming by the annoying sounds the clouds made when they separated...

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    KRELL, did lockes get banned?

    by Stabby

    Or are you saying that he's just using a new handle, because everyone thinks he's and a-hole. Saber12's MO seems different than locke's to me.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Stabby

    by theKRELL

    lockes hasn't been banned. I was just saying it's a possibility, I don't believe it though, even if he did change his handle, he couldn't (like a leopard) change his spots!

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    MattmanReturns

    by Series7

    Thanks. I was worried about that.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    Maybe the Prawns had Unobtainium...

    by DrMorbius

    so they had to change the name to Wegotitnowium.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    I thought the ship had power

    by Adelai Niska

    just that little command console needed power, and since prawns can't get back to the ship, they had to search for it amongst the rubble. once the console docked with the main ship, they were good to go.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Lockes probably had a seizure watching Transformers 2

    by MattmanReturns

    The human mind can take only so much Michael Bay.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Emerald Boy

    by Yer_Maw

    In The UK IB was called Inglourious Basterds. It was TV/poster advertised without the 'basterds'.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    District 9?...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    You're not a film critic. Fucking idiot.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    I Really Feel Like I'm In The Bizzare-O World

    by Broseph

    With all the inglorious basterds love.i really hate this fucking movie.to me it was just painful drawn out and boring.and it's stupid because we all know it's a fantasy of jewish revenge.like somebody here previously stated it's as laughable as a movie about the 9/11 highjackers being overthrown only for the survivors to track down osama and kill him.and wtf was so great about the cafe scene?he ate a crepe with cream

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    (500) Days Of Summer

    by CellarDweller

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    About District 9

    by Immortal_Fish

    Instead of spending 20-years recovering relics, why didn't they simply construct a hot air balloon and ride that up to the mothership (which, strikingly, didn't require ANY fuel at all)?

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Used to have a crush on Nancy Allen a long time ago.

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    Also, would love to have the Mel Brooks set. That looks incredible.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST

    The problem I had with DISTRICT 9

    by lonniebeale

    Was the first hour or so. IT took too long to set the thing up. It could have been done in about 10 minutes, but they had to do this documentary style thing.Just took me right out of the film. They just feel they have to explain everything now a days. In the original KING KONG they had some old dude at the beginning explain the plot in about a minute. I miss that.Sometimes I just want to yell at the screen "Just get on with it already".

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    So Peter Cushing did Hound twice?

    by SnootyBoots

    Once in the Hammer film from 1959 (which I saw some time ago and enjoyed) and then again on the BBC series (which I haven't seen) in 1968. Yes?

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Murder By Decree & From Hell...

    by HermesTrismestigus

    Excellent double feature of the same movie.

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST

    500 Hundred Days

    by Bass Ackwards

    I think I wasnt paying attention, what's the Star Wars cameo ?

  • Dec. 23, 2009, 11:54 p.m. CST

    SnootyBoots -- Re: Cushing's HOUNDs...

    by Admonisher

    That is correct; he did it twice. The BBC version is actually FAR more faithful to the text -- in fact, it's probably the most faithful and complete version of HOUND ever filmed in the English language (Brett's version is oddly listless -- something the actor readily admitted). Some of the shooting was even done at Dartmoor. If the film has a single flaw, it's the very abrupt ending -- it ends right after a climactic moment, with no denouement. The essential story is complete, but it's not an ideal finish. This may have been a consequence of some of the location footage being unusable, and the production going way over budget. In any case, the series is out on DVD in the US now, so get to it! :-) I think the Cushing series, short as it was, can go head-to-head with the Brett series when you compare the parallel episodes side-by-side. Some of Cushing's, such as HOUND and especially THE BLUE CARBUNCLE, even come out ahead, in my estimation.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Blomkamp explains why it took so long

    by Dingbatty

    for them to leave in an interview: the poleepkwa (prawns) lost their queen and leaders, and it takes all of the intevening time -- I think, twenty-eight years -- for new leaders to evolve from the hive (Christopher and his son) to have their intelligence emerge to be smart enough to figure out how to get back up to the ship, and gather the fuel. The prawns are mostly dumb workers, with a few warriors scattered about (notice the one prawn in the movie firing a weapon).

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Looking Back at District 9

    by MorganLeafy

    It was ok but way overhyped (what else is new). Too bad it turned into a robocop/aliens pastiche at the end. HOWEVER I do find it a bit surprising that Sharlto Copley got relatively little appreciation because he carried that movie.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    BassAckwards

    by skimn

    Very prominent. When Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character starts his musical number in the park, he checks his reflection in a car window. Han Solo winks back at him.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST

    skimn

    by Series7

    I prefered his Bruno cameo more.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    I reckon the Hammer version amped up the horror.

    by SnootyBoots

    I recall a tarantula making an appearance.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry, I'm kinda surprised.......

    by Jimmy_Saunders

    that you chose "District 9" as your favorite film of the year.. After reading your "Where the Wild Things Are" review, I thought for sure that would top your list.. Quote: "WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE is the very best film I’ve seen this year. Not by a hair, not by a nose, but by a mile." hehe

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    D9/Avatar

    by Alientoast

    Why do I feel like the people who say D9/Avatar are stupid because "QQ humans are shown as EVIL!!!" are the same dolts who cry when the "badguys" in a show have good elements, ie Cylons that get along with humans or Reptilian V aliens that think the invasion is wrong?

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Distict 9 is the BEST of 2009!

    by Judge Briggs

    Oh and Inglorious Basterd could have used an extra action scene or two. Really show how the Basterds were fucking up Nazis! Just sayin.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    SoylentMean, sorry but you're not the only person on Earth who c

    by JacksParasites

    You're making my point for me. The film did indeed establish that there were concerned individuals. And why wouldn't there be? You mean to tell me you don't think Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, the U.N., and dozens of major human rights organizations would have a relationship with the Prawns, care about their welfare, send aid, or even notice if someone dropped a bomb on them? Really? C'mon, you can't be that cynical. Hell, if nothing else, the self-righteous radical Left would be jumping on their soapbox about American imperialism destroying the Prawns and the religious nuts would be trying to shove Jesus down their throats. Bono would probably have a whole album devoted to the Prawn apartheid. Documentaries, like the one made by the magical cameraman who sometimes exists and sometimes doesn't, would be made about District 9 and what goes on there, etc.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    ...who cares about Africa

    by JacksParasites

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    I am really good at pushing buttons

    by SoylentMean

    and apparently some of you are really good at having your buttons pushed.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    How is NINE? Anyway?

    by saber12

    How come no one's ever filmed a 3D musical?

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST

    D9

    by Caerdwyn

    D9 isn't 'art house.' Being a docudrama actioner doesn't make it 'art house.' I'm glad it was just plain good old 'hard sci-fi,' something I haven't enjoyed goodies like Terminator, Blade Runner, Robocop, etc. Moon is great too, but for different reasons.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Remember when Robot Chicken was Funny?

    by SmokingRobot

    That was a long time ago.

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 4:02 a.m. CST

    The Philadelphia Experiment

    by The_Crimson_King

    isn't that a movie where Tom Hanks is involved in some sort of Navy experiment and the experiment gives him aids?

  • Dec. 25, 2009, 7:28 a.m. CST

    I just got Inglourious Basterds for Christmas...

    by The_Crimson_King

    was NOT expecting that, total surprise it was, fuck yeah!

  • Dec. 26, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    If by "pushing buttons" you mean saying stupid things, then retr

    by JacksParasites

    If by "pushing buttons" you mean saying stupid things, then retracting them, then yes, you're good at pushing buttons. And D9 isn't fit to belong in the same sentence as Terminator and Blade Runner.

  • Dec. 26, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST

    District 9, Terminator, and Blade Runner walk into a bar

    by SoylentMean

    they order a few rounds of drinks, one thing leads to another, and the robot wakes up in 1955 in a Delorean.

  • Dec. 28, 2009, 9:28 a.m. CST

    The Hangover

    by extremecinema

    The fact that any US adult could find this movie "hilarious" says more about sad state of our culture than it does about this utterly worthless film.

  • Dec. 28, 2009, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Flickapoo

    by Judge Briggs

    Keep those reality show clips coming! Too funny!

  • Dec. 28, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    WTF Is wrong

    by Blitz

    With Robin Hood Men In Tights. It had some really funny moments. Oh well, can't please everyone.