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Here's a fun read for a lazy Sunday morning! The Dude on The Dude! Jeff "The Dude" Dowd serenades Jeff Bridges!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Not a lot of news hits on Sundays, but I figured there are enough of you checking back to see if there's anything a movie fan can sink his or her teeth in to that I owed a link to an interesting article. Jeff "The Dude" Dowd is one element of Jeff Bridges' character in the Coens' THE BIG LEBOWSKI, just as John Milius is one element to John Goodman's Walter character. Both of those characters are their own, but were inspired by real life players in the lives of the Brothers Coen. I've had the good fortune to speak with Jeff Dowd a few times. The Dude is a sales agent, cheerleader and sometimes producer of indie film and has been active as long as I've been attending festivals, kind of the opposite of Bridges' Jeffrey Lebowski, but if you ever have the chance to meet The Dude in person you'll see small elements, be it body language or something more subtle, that made it into one of the Coen Bros' best films. Now that Bridges is the favorite for Best Actor at this year's Academy Awards it looks like Dowd has written what could be described as a love letter to Bridges and his career. I love Bridges as an actor and I think he's great in CRAZY HEART, even if I think the picture itself loses a lot of steam around the middle. While I'm just okay on the film, it's one of those performances (and history of performances) where I'm okay if Bridges takes the award. Check out The Dude's story at the LA Times Blog: CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE LA TIMES SITE AND READ THE DUDE LOVE UP (you mean coitus?) ON JEFF BRIDGES! While we're at it, why not head over to Bridges' own site and check out some of his Behind the Scenes photography? The man is an avid photographer and I hear he gives out books of his pictures to the cast and crew as wrap gifts. I'd LOVE to see his Lebowski book. On his site he has Crazy Heart, The Amateurs and Iron Man... You can see all three by clicking here or if all you care about is the big metal dude, his Iron Man photography is here. Not bad for a quiet Sunday morning, yeah? Enjoy! -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



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  • Feb. 28, 2010, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Hey, there's a beverage here!

    by BadMrWonka

    I'll definitely check this out...

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST

    as outstanding as he was in

    by emeraldboy

    Crazy Heart. Bridges was the best thing in the movie no question. just cause he is favourite doesnt mean he will win the oscar next week. I will be delighted of course for him. He is outstanding in nearly everything. I was watching that scene with Kenny Rogers's song I just dropped in over and over. I loved that scene with him and downey junior in iron man, where he takes Iron mans heart out. I know that some talkbackers didnt like that film at all. but i thought his perfromance was very good indeed. sometime I come on to this site and all I get is Statler and Waldorf vibe. For every one person who says a movie is great the rest will say a movie is terrible.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 7:18 a.m. CST

    " The Dude is a sales agent, cheerleader and sometimes producer

    by seppukudkurosawa

    Doesn't sound like the laziest person in L.A. and therefore the planet to me. In fact, that's one tiny little detail that kind of took me out of the movie a little- when it boils down to it, there are tons of people way lazier than the Dude. The movie starts out with him shopping in the supermarket, well think about all the people who do their food shopping online or bribe small Mexican boys to do their shopping for them? Way lazier.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 7:54 a.m. CST

    You have no frame of reference here, Emerald Boy.

    by alan_poon

    You're like a child who wanders into the middle of a movie......

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 8:26 a.m. CST

    I... the royal 'we'

    by Denty420

    Jeff Bridges brings class to everything he's been in.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Lot of ins and outs, lot of whathave yous...

    by Billyeveryteen

    In the parlence of our time.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST

    clever lebowski quote

    by FleshMachine

    i'm so cool

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    New shit has come to light.

    by Mostholy

    And now we're privy to it. As for Dowd, well, he's gotta feed the monkey, y'know?

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST

    This is what happens

    by typhonicbeast

    when you fuck a stranger in the ass.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Is this a... What day is this?

    by moviemaniac-7

    A movie I can quote to death in real life. Great article by Dowd.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Does anyone else have O.C.D with their sideburns ....

    by JackGraham

    I've just spent 2 hours trimming and shapping mine so that one is perfectly symetrical with the other. They were long to begin with, now their short because I couldnt stop screwing around with them to the point where they were getting shorter and shorter. Does anyone else have this issue, this obsession with their sideburns? Dracula: Dead and loving it is on tv right now, it's quite crap isn't it! I can't stop thinking abt my sideburns!

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Bridges site is way cool

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Is Bunny around?

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    I just got a thousand dollars out the cash machine.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Those are some good burgers, Walter.

    by GLENN_THE_TOOL

    Shut the fuck up, Donny.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    apparently you're not a golfer!

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST

    don't fucking roll! Shomer shabbos!

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    You can imagine where it goes from here

    by Denty420

    ... he fixes the cable?

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Great article, pretty good movie

    by mortsleam

    THere was something missing in Crazy Heart, though I disagree that it "sagged in the middle." I think perhaps there actually needed to be more of the Jeff & Colin dynamic and less of the Jeff & Maggie. The notion of a country singer who's been eclipsed by his protege and has now resorted to selling his songs to get them heard should have been explored in more detail. The last song Bad wrote was supposedly his best, yet he didn't seem to really agonize over giving it away. <p>I fucking hate country music, yet I really enjoyed this movie and even the songs that Bridges sang. This is definitely his career-best performance. Fully living-in this role and inhabiting the character. The writing coulda been tightened up a bit, though. <p>I'd love to be able to buy Bridges photo books. Iron Man and Lebowski had some great pictures.<P>Going to see Two Gentlemen of Lebowski in New York next month! "A pox upon't, let us play at nine pins!"

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Crazy Heart

    by I am_NOTREAL

    Good movie because of Jeff Bridges. He IS the movie. Fantastic performance in every respect--very authentic and lived-in, full of perfect grace notes, as worth of a Best Actor Oscar as any work this year. Bad Blake just felt real as Bridges played him. The romance was the only real flaw because of Maggie Gyllenhall. While her acting was decent, and I don't find her particularly beautiful, she just seemed too well-preseved to fall for a crumbling, self-destructive sad sack like that. Sure, he had charm, but she wasn't right in the role. I guess she had to be young enough to believably have a four-year-old, but I think she was miscast. It didn't ruin the film for me, just weakened it. But Bridges' performance makes it worth watching in the end.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Jeff Bridges is always great

    by Darth Busey

    And he has one of the all-time great fucking heads of hair.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    I've met Jeff Dowd, and he's not really like the "Dude"

    by BackRiverCatfish

    Hes got some pretty good stories though.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    BIG CITY DICK

    by LouieBslayer

    If you want an insight into Jeff Bridges he did a documentary a few years back called Big City Dick: Richard Peterson's First Movie. I saw it at the SBFF and it's great. He tells a wicked story of how he met this autistic street musician who was obsessed with his dad's Sea Hunt tv show back in the 50's. They even reunite in the end to play some tunes on the piano when JB was shooting Sea Biscuit. Check it out if you can.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    8 year-olds, Dude...

    by JAG_off

    There was a feature on the 10th anniversary Lebowski DVD that had Bridges go through his whole photography book from the set of the movie. Pretty cool, but that's just like... my opinion, man.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Casting him in Iron Man was genius

    by Adelai Niska

    Imagine that character without Bridges bringing it to life. Here's hoping the combo of Rockwell and Rourke can adequately replace him.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Bring Back Script Girl

    by NippleEffect

    Sundays just aren't the same

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    I want Script Girl to stroke my...

    by umbral_shadow_

    ..um, appetite for new scripts. Get your mind out of the gutter!

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Anyone in NY going to see Lebowski???

    by MurderMostFowl

    That is.... The Two Gentlemen of Lebowski<BR> http://runleiarun.com/lebowski/ <BR><BR> Totally freaking awesome.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    oops.. I meant..

    by MurderMostFowl

    The actual NY performance is here: http://www.dm-theatrics.com/

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    That's why I love Jeff Bridges...

    by Terracotta

    ...his photography says it all about what a class act he is.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Seeing Stan Winston's shop was worth it

    by DOGSOUP

    Damn we'll never see the like again.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    He's no class act TERRCOTTA

    by Emit Brown

    ...I have a friend that worked for him. Bridges, a former hero of mine, is known for talking about what a great family he has. And within that same day ask his aides to hire him female escorts. This comes from a very valid source that worked with him. It's really sad. I thought he was a good, stand-up guy. He's not sadly.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Emit- You're probably confusing him....

    by jaysin420

    with Todd Bridges, I do it all the time.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Emit Brown...a friend huh?

    by BackRiverCatfish

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    That and a pair of testicles.

    by Dr Gregory House

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Weird

    by seppukudkurosawa

    Jeff Bridges hooking up with a bunch of escorts only makes me think he's even cooler. And believe me, I didn't think that was possible.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Emit Brown

    by BadMrWonka

    you'll forgive me if I don't take at face value, a ridiculous claim from someone who named themselves after a character in Back to the Future, and yet couldn't manage to spell his name correctly.<p>what happened, was Martie Macfleigh taken?

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    where the haters at?

    by Ashs_Right_Hand

    weird i havent seen any doosher talkbacker talking about how lebowski is overrated or that jeff bridges was just playin himself or some stupid shit lk that

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Crazy Heart Album

    by djw1138

    I hadn't seen Bridges' album for Crazy Heart. Thanks for the link, Quint.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    BadMrWonka FTW

    by Alonzo Mosely

    One of the finer slap downs I have seen in recent years on a TB. Well played, Sir. Well played.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Love me Jeffrey

    by Star Hump

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    FUCK Jeff Dowd! I Hope He Gets AIDS!

    by TheHouseOfLearnedDoctors

    I went to a screening of "The Big Lebowski" at the Count Baise Theater in Red Bank, NJ. Jeff Dowd introduced the movie and did a Q&A after it. Having seen "Lebowski" countless times, I decided to go have a cigarette during the movie. I go outside the theater and there is Dowd smoking and talking to two other guys. I wait for a lull in the conversation (he's putting out his cigarette and is going back inside), I walk over and say "Hey Dude. It's really cool to meet you," and I put out my hand. He looks down at my hand, looks back up at me, turns around and walks away. I yelled "Fine. Fuck you." as he's walking away. He stops and talks to an usher, the usher comes out and says "Sir, I'm afraid I can't let you back in." So I demanded to talk to the manager, her name was Diana and I explained what had happened. She said she understood and was sorry. She said she had talked to him a couple times and that he was a prick. She said I could go back in and watch the movie, I told her I'd rather have a refund. She was fine with that so I went into the theater and got my brother who had come with me, and we left with a refund. She was completely courteous and apologetic and I told her I really appreciated that and I would keep coming to the theater in the future. So in summation...fuck Jeff Dowd up his fat pompous ass. He forever ruined my ability to fully enjoy that movie ever again that day, and for that more than anything, I will always despise him. Remember when that critic bitch-slapped him at the Toronto Film Festival? That made my week.

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Nice one Quint

    by BubbaSawyer

    Good post. It's nice to read something beyond reviews and gossip once in a while. "We're gonna need a bigger bowling ball."

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    at 12 tomorrow cap. america will be cast

    by ORIONgods

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Youre being very undude

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

  • Feb. 28, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Love Bridges but there was barely a conflict in Iron Man

    by Flip63Hole

    His character never seemed like the justified "bad guy", a project of his didn't go through? I forget what else happened to his character but it seemed so out of nowhere for him to be the "bad guy". Something seemed missing. No tragedy, conflict or anything...

  • March 1, 2010, 12:59 a.m. CST

    That's Tron. He fights for the users.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Oh wait, wrong thread.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:02 a.m. CST

    NOTREAL...agree on Crazy Heart

    by quantize

  • March 1, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Film crews are currently scouting locations

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    For Batman 3 in Chicago this morning........ <p> Harry?

  • March 1, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Hmm, close call between Fearless

    by seppukudkurosawa

    Cutter's Way and The Last Picture Show.<p> Must marinate on this one.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    This aggression will not stand

    by TheGreatHomsar

  • March 1, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Is this your homework, Larry? Is this your homework, Larry?

    by Coughlins Laws

    Larry, is this your homework? Is this your homework, Larry? Larry, you're killing your father! Do you see what happens, Larry? Do you see what happens when you FUCK A STRANGER IN THE ASS!! Do you see what happens, Larry? This is what happens, Larry! This is what happens when you FUCK A STRANGER IN THE ASS!!!

  • March 1, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    thehouseoflearneddoctors, are you being serious? Really?

    by Coughlins Laws

    You were OWED a handshake? Really? Now you can't enjoy this movie ever again? Really?

  • March 1, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    "He looks down at my hand, looks back at me..."

    by BumLove

    Maybe he made an on-the-spot assessment and decided that you were either a nose-picker or a bum-picker, or that you fit into the 45% of people who don't wash their hands after using the toilet...and decided not to shake your hand. Who knows? He's not really a true celebrity in the sense that the majority of people in this world have no clue who he is, and he isn't rich...so he doesn't really have to uphold any courtesy to the movie-going public at large. He might still be a dick...but I'm just sayin'...

  • March 1, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    58,182nd.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 1, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Slamonella of pork roll.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Good one, Flick.<P>How come you never hear of an outbreak of salmonella from eating salmon?

  • March 1, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    So we're moving our shit in here but still sleep at...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the old place?

  • March 1, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    A congealment of goos.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 1, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    ...watch out for congealment, Colonel.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 1, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Yeah, gotta keep boxes at both places.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Won't feel totally moved in until Sixies says it.

  • March 1, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    ...Sixies is busy railing against GHOSTBUSTERS 3.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 1, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Why asking about Banhammerings, Teddy?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 1, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    ...one man's "lonesome" is another man's "intimate"...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...[wiggles eyebrows]...

  • March 1, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Flick, if a "pork roll" is called "taylor ham,"

    by Subtitles_Off

    we ought to name "lobster rolls" after Kanye West. Don't you think?

  • March 1, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    I DO like the way you cross

    by Subtitles_Off

    those coiled-ropey forearms across your pecs, Big Man.

  • March 1, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    You push your knuckles into your ceps

    by Subtitles_Off

    to make 'em look swole. That's why all the girlies come up to us in da club.

  • March 1, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    ...♪♫ our pork roll brings all the girls to the yard ♫♪...

    by FlickaPoo

    ♫♪ and they're like, it's better than yours ♪♫<P> ♪♫ damn right, it's better than yours ♪♫<P> ♪♫ we could teach you, but we'd have to charge ♪♫

  • March 1, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Subby

    by TedKordLives

    They're gonna figure in a story I'm working on. Could you list them again, all at once, so I don't have to BAMF back over?

  • March 1, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Flicka

    by TedKordLives

    Where is this GB3 discussion taking place? Is it a new article? Y'know, cuz skipping over to the mail page is SUCH a chore.

  • March 1, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    I can only think of the three.

    by Subtitles_Off

    And Youngdog didn't deserve it.<P>So, so far...moviemack, ChocolateWoman, Numbers9997.<P>Help us out Flick. Handles that have been banned.

  • March 1, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    It's a Bill Murray thing, Teddy.

    by Subtitles_Off

    It's in the Top Ten.

  • March 1, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    ...The Telemarketer?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but I mostly remember him from his night-long stream of consciousness posts...I was impressed.

  • March 1, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    ...Ted, most recent article...about Bill Murray.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 1, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Who was the dude that got Banhammered

    by Subtitles_Off

    recently for typing the "n" word over and over?<P>See, that's the problem, I can barely remember everybody's current handles, let alone the banned ones.

  • March 1, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    ...Pondscum was banned. I liked him a lot...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I think he got caught in a Scriptgirl dragnet.

  • March 1, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    There've got to be more notorious Banhammerings.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Any of the DGDB imitators?

  • March 1, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Subs, you'll love this to death.

    by anonymoose

    SomethingAwful points and laughs at Avatar-forums.com in The Weekend Web. <P> http://tinyurl.com/yjh5kuy

  • March 1, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    ...DerLanghaarige was another good guy.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 1, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Teach your dog the Na'vy language.

    by Subtitles_Off

    He's still gonna crap on your rug.

  • March 1, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    I remember DerLanghaarige.

    by TedKordLives

    Good people.

  • March 1, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    I don't think he wants the good guys.

    by Subtitles_Off

    He wants the famous freakazoids. The one's nobody misses.<P>'moose, help us out. Notorious handles that deserved their Banhammering.

  • March 1, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    *ones*

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 1, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    sons of bitches!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 1, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    bitches leave

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 1, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    jackass JettL is saying that Bale is gonna play joker

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 1, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Exactly Subby.

    by TedKordLives

    I need the handles of the evil TBers. The original JettL certainly fits, even tho he's still around.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Check out the welcome message, guys.

    by anonymoose

  • March 1, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Sixies, you got anything?

    by TedKordLives

    And I'm not paraphrasing Ghostbusters.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    I just baked a batch of brownies

    by YackBacker

    No, that's not a euphemism.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Ted

    by Six Demon Bag

    Any tbers banned?

  • March 1, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    ...I mostly remember the people I miss...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm sentimental about the fallen.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    'moose, thanks for removing las cucarachas

    by YackBacker

    That was a bit intense.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    ...my neighbor makes great special brownies...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...ten hours of joy and happiness if you have the means for eat me.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Tedders

    by Six Demon Bag

    Did you pick up the goonies score?

  • March 1, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    I think I'm gonna haveta, Sixies.

    by TedKordLives

    I friggin love that score. <P> But do you remember any famous banned trolls other than the ones listed above? It's for a...hehehe...story.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    My mom made special brownies once...

    by TedKordLives

    ...for Thanksgiving. Great time, until my little bro accidentally got ahold of one. We went to go see a movie after dinner, and he says now he doesn't remember any of it.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    I can't think of any tedders

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 1, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Ok.

    by TedKordLives

    Still think I need a few more names, tho.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    ...of course TehCreepy has been banned so many times...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...he's running out of spelling options.<P>They call him Legion, for he is many.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    ...I've had some fun exchanges with him. He's imbalanced...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but he's sharp when he's lucid.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Ah, yes.

    by TedKordLives

    Perfect.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    GabrielGray must have been banned..No?

    by MacReady452

    and My fam is from Monmouth county NJ and they all call it Taylor Ham. I never understood it. Just catching up.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Oh, yeah!

    by TedKordLives

    Good, good. Thanks Mac.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    CarlThorMark

    by MacReady452

  • March 1, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    i like the TBer's who get frustrated and pitch a fit

    by MacReady452

    before leaving forever. hideoussecretion was my favorite. One day he snapped and told the whole site to fuck itself and was gone forever. It was fun to watch the break down.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Wasn't it CarlThorMark1985?

    by TedKordLives

    I appreciate the effort, but I wanna get the names as close to they were as possible. <P> Keep em coming.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST

    ...a cool stunt would be to get a bunch of friends...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and flood AICN with as many slight variations as possible of the same name...all at the same time. I'm mean like twelve, or twenty , or thirty...mass confusion...like a bunch of Gremlins...

  • March 1, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    By the by...

    by TedKordLives

    Was 452 the call number on MacReady's helicopter? If so, kudos on your attention to detail.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    CarlThorMark1978

    by MacReady452

    googled it.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    ...ThusSpakeMySpunk wasn't banned, but...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...he left in a big huff...and someone supposedly outed him as an infiltrator from another site, some sort of social experiment for his blog...bla...bla...bla...<P>He was notorious for impressively long rants.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    It was Teddy

    by MacReady452

    100 internet points. You are the first person to ever remark on it. Yeah it is the # on the chopper.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    ...ok, maybe not cool...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but I'd settle for amusing.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Spunk was horrid

    by MacReady452

    i'ld see his name and skip right over it.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    I'm really good at making educated guesses.

    by TedKordLives

    Always nice to be first, too. Except, of course, when you're first to post in a TB and you're all like "Whoo-Hoo!". That shit don't mean nothing.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Teddy you can also exchange your 100

    by MacReady452

    internet points for a crisp Fuck Note when Cheeses is around for use at the BLGWAQ. He and I have an arrangement.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Nice!

    by TedKordLives

    I think I've met my quota of a-hole tbers.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Catching up.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Got kicked off the internet for a bit.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Sweet!

    by TedKordLives

    I think my character in that story is too young for that sort of thing, tho.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Fanta!

    by TedKordLives

    Doncha wanta?

  • March 1, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Numbers9997 was JettL's original handle.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 1, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Love the new comic on the welcome page, 'moose.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Is it your own, or borrowed?

  • March 1, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Yum, brownies.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 1, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    I was moviemack, so if he's in your story

    by Subtitles_Off

    be gentle to him. he was a misunderstood gen-yoose.

  • March 1, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    HAHAHAHAH Who did the toon on the Shelter?

    by MacReady452

  • March 1, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    Hmmm, Subby, that presents an interesting quandary.

    by TedKordLives

    But I can make it work with the story.

  • March 1, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    While I was kicked off, I watched an episode of

    by Subtitles_Off

    SVU. It was the one where Stabler got all self-righteous and made his Flickish pecs flex boom-boom on the wrong suspect and ruined the poor guy's life, but Stabler got to hug his kids at the end anyway, just to show that he's an alright guy after all.<P>You guys seen that episode?

  • March 1, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    I see you dog. HAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    by MacReady452

  • March 1, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    moose put it up, Mac, but I don't know if he did it.

    by TedKordLives

    Subby, no, I don't watch much 'dramatic' television.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Sync with hamburger.

    by Subtitles_Off

    All the flavors.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    SVU depresses the shit out of me.

    by MacReady452

    Not the subject matter. Ice-T's acting. Just kidding. I love T. I don't watch it though.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    ...I gotta sync with the sink...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...mountain of dishes.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    ...I don't watch TV shows...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...except cable stuff with boobies on DVD.<P>I'm a pretentious degenerate.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Synce with kitchen.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I see you soup.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    *sync*

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 1, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Well, if you did, you woulda

    by Subtitles_Off

    gotten the joke, and you'd be laughing, laughing, laughing.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Catherine Keener Trashes Gyllenhall in EW

    by mjgtexas

    Well, I'm not sure if it was Catherine Keener, but Entertainment Weekly has an "anonymous voter" cast her take on her Oscar votes with clues pointing to Keener. Anyway, she stated Gyllenhall ruins Crazyheart everytime she appears on screen. And she voted Avatar for best picture.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    I always try to figure out the anonymous voters

    by Six Demon Bag

    Keener hmm...

  • March 1, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    One second...

    by TedKordLives

  • March 1, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Is the dudes name actually Stabler?

    by MacReady452

    I assume its Christopher Meloni's character. He is the only one i recall having "Flickish" pecs.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    ..."Flickish pecs"...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...you mean thirty seven years old and shrinking?<P>I just googled "SVU Stabler". I'd fight that guy...if he stood between me and a really good cup of coffee.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Gyllenhall ruins Crazy Heart

    by MacReady452

    when she is supposed to. I'm not a fan but in the beginning when Bad falls for her it isn't hard to see why. As their relationship gets shakey you hate her more. Well..I did. I never liked her much though.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Yep, it certainly sounds like they're talking about Keener.

    by TedKordLives

    If only they had added "Goes to every award show baked out of her mind." and it'd be a lock.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    ...speaking of EW, Uncle Stevie's been phoning it in...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...recently. I think he started the column when he "retired from writing" for a while after his accident...he was depressed and it gave him something to do.<P> Now he's pounding his nails again and seems to have lost interest.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Catherine Keener would not vote for [deleted].

    by Subtitles_Off

    Nor would she bash another "indie" chick.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Did anyone see the doc

    by MacReady452

    Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak. Came out just before Where the Wild Things are. I saw this but not Wild Things. Anyway..Keener pops up in it. It just reminded me she probably has some axe to grind thinking she was better than Gylls.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Uncle Stevie can scribble cartoons on the page,

    by Subtitles_Off

    for all that matters, as long as he keeps Diablo Cody from writing.<P>Diablo Cody definitely voted for [deleted].

  • March 1, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST

    ...never heard of it Mac, is it good? I love Sendak.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 1, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    I didn't know Sendak was a flaming queen.

    by MacReady452

    Oh and Uncle Stevie is hit and miss. I love/hate his music picks. I like that he does it but I only like about 1 or 2 of the artists he mentions.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    You guys all read EW?

    by Subtitles_Off

    You're a bunch of Oscar partiers.<P>Not that there's anything wrong with that.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    ...I didn't hate her like everyone else, until...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...she started writing that column. She only writes about herself...more of a blog, really.<P>A Blogumn®

  • March 1, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Yeah the doc is great Flick

    by MacReady452

    even though I just spoiled the "big reveal".

  • March 1, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Nah Subs

    by MacReady452

    I read Uncle Stevie and the soundbites and that is about it. It does get delivered to my house though so I can't fight this to hard.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    ...EW comes to the house. I skim it. And yes...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...watching the Oscars while gossiping and getting shitfaced is a tradition at my house.<P>I'm an iota of gay like that.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Mac, that was really very 1980 of you.

    by Subtitles_Off

    "Oscar partier" is more up-to-date. Not so hateful.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    ...no problem Mac, it's crossed my mind a couple...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...of times when I've heard him interviewed.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    ...it does put a new spin on the phrase "wild rumpus" though.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 1, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    ...kiss my wild rumpus.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 1, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Ok... he is a flaming Oscar partier

    by MacReady452

  • March 1, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    ...I'm gonna get drunk, watch the Oscars, and...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...get wild on your rumpus.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    I read EW at work.

    by TedKordLives

    I won't put any more money into Time/Warner/DC's coffers than I have to.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    He is really likable in the film but

    by MacReady452

    doesn't come off as someone who writes childrens books or even gay. He actually just seems like a grumpy smart ass. It's pretty funny.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Not on my rumpus, you ain't.

    by Subtitles_Off

    My rumpus isn't watching The Oscars.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    ...your loss Subs, that's my only night of rumpus wilding...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...all year.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    ...you snooze, you loose.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 1, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    I would stop getting EW but

    by MacReady452

    the kids next door come over in their school uniforms and beg for my money so they can go on class trips. They're crafty, and they bring their mom too so if I say no I look like an asshole in front of their whole family.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    I always miss out.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 1, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Ditto

    by TedKordLives

    I saw thru the Oscars years ago. By all means, enjoy them at your leisure. But they don't mean a thing to me anymore.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Frankie Muniz ("Malcolm in the Middle") is a rock drummer now.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 1, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Maybe keener was told she was too old

    by Six Demon Bag

    When she auditioned for crazy heart

  • March 1, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Julianne Moore is doing a soap opera.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 1, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    the Oscars are going to cause me to stay late

    by MacReady452

    at work cause we go on after them. FUCK THE OSCARS!

  • March 1, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    ...especially since WHERE THE WILD THINIGS ARE...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...isn't even one of TEN GODDAMN ASS WIPING NOMIFUCKINATIONS!

  • March 1, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    first James Franco now Julianne Moore?

    by MacReady452

  • March 1, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    See? Who needs EW, when you

    by Subtitles_Off

    got Subs.<P>Adam Rich will not join the "Eight Is Enough" reunion. Grant Goodeve, however, has gotten the day off from Walmart. "Wouldn't miss it," the eighty-year-old heart-throb told me, in a Subbertainment Exclusive®.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    *ex-heart-throb*

    by Subtitles_Off

    Unless you're a sweatishist.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Is that the hip thing to do now?

    by TedKordLives

    Go on a soap opera? <P> Man, James Franco is a trendsetter like a maw fucka.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    that mock up was as good as Last Action Hero

    by MacReady452

  • March 1, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Right, Flick?

    by Subtitles_Off

    How can you name a Best Picture of the Year when the best one isn't even nominated?

  • March 1, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    OK, gents... I can see I'll need to step up the Diner...

    by FriendlyWaitress

    ...other works of fiction are bangin' at the gates. <P> Another installment, forthwith...

  • March 1, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    I checked.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Julianne Moore got her start on this soap opera, as did Martin Sheen, Meg Ryan and Steven Weber.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    "DID HE APOLOGIZE?" FLICKAPOO ASKED.

    by FriendlyWaitress

    I blinked. Who? What? <P> Cheeses sniggered. “Look at her face. Dumb fucking wh-“ <P> Subs elbowed him hard, he didn’t finish that word. <P> “Did LANCE HENDRICKSEN apologize?” Flick asked. <P> “For what?” I asked. “He hasn’t done anything wrong.” <P> A slow grin spread across Flickapoo’s face, then laughter, great peals of laughter, erupted from his chest. I stepped back, holding the coffee pot in front of me. Even his friends looked at him with strange expressions on their faces. I backed away, slowly, until all of a sudden, I realized HE was there, next to me. He took the coffee pot from me, his brown eyes so calm, serene, but the great power simmering underneath the surface. So very powerful. So very, very underrated. <P> “He means for AVP. He’s asking, have I apologized for AVP.” <P> I looked at him blankly. “I just assumed you needed the money. I could never hate you for that. Men have done worse.” <P> “No. He’s right. It was crap, and I knew it. But I’m making up for that now.” He faced the Pedalback. “You all need to get out of here. Now.” <P> “Why, Bishop?” I asked. I could feel the world around me splintering. Something was very odd about this place… why had I never noticed before? “I don’t understand.” <P> “Henriksen, hurry it up. He’s going to notice, she’s not placing orders,” someone hissed from near the counter. <P> Sixies eyes widened. “What the fuck is Rutger Hauer doing here?” <P> “The same thing we’re all doing here,” Christopher growled, all grizzly and cool in his kilt. “To keep her docile. To keep her happy. It’s the plan. To lull each of you, one by one, so you’ll just shut up. Look, we don’t have any more time. You all need to leave, and take her with you.” <P> “Christopher fucking LAMBERT, now? Well, fuck that,” Stabby answered. “I’ve been waiting three days for my fucking calamari.” <P> “You’ll wait longer when you find out who the chef is," Bishop answered. Always calm. "This is your last chance. GO.”

  • March 1, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Classy Move By Moore

    by mjgtexas

    Mom watched it during the eighties and that corny soap opera had some killer casting agents. You can find a scene on You Tube where Moore, Marisa Tomei, and Steven Weber are all together. Also longtime cast member Benjiman Hendrickson (the dad in Spanking The Monkey) who sadly killed himself three years ago.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    I wonder how The Pact is doing.

    by Subtitles_Off

    'Cause The Peebers are knocking this creative writing thing over the fence.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    At least Travolta has the proper expression here

    by MacReady452

    http://tinyurl.com/yky7ord <p>What an asshole.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    "It's a TRAP!"

    by TedKordLives

    Admiral Ackbar will always be relevant, somehow.

  • March 1, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    If the chef turns out to be a certain

    by Subtitles_Off

    King of The World, I am not drinking the coffee.

  • March 1, 2010, 8 p.m. CST

    That last joke made no sense.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Chefs don't brew the coffee.<P>Always be posting.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    HAHAHAHA! Perfect, Mac.

    by TedKordLives

    Asshole indeed.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    calamari not coffee Subs

    by MacReady452

    have we seen water_shit yet? I'm guessing he's in the kitchen.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    It ends tonight. Just so y'all know.

    by FriendlyWaitress

  • March 1, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Henricksen to Lambert in 6 degrees.

    by Subtitles_Off

    With one of the degrees being Hauer.<P>Can it be done?

  • March 1, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    It ends tonight?

    by Subtitles_Off

    It just got started!

  • March 1, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    OLD DOGS: Hilaruious! Fun for the whole family.

    by FriendlyWaitress

    ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING US WITH THAT TAG LINE???? It's like they write them for chimps.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Ms.Waitress

    by TedKordLives

    I'm afraid that due to the lack of girls in the PB, I'm going to have to cast you in two roles in my forthcoming story.<P>Fortunately, you have two monikers so as to cut down on the confusion. <P> I hope that doesn't bother you.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    It ends tonight!?!!?

    by MacReady452

    I thought it was just getting going. It's hard writting this stuff. The public demanding the next installment and all.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Max headroom coming to DVD!!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    Hope it's as good as I member

  • March 1, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    I want my Fuck Note now please.

    by TedKordLives

    Lance was on an episode of X-Files.<P> Jerry Hardin(Deep Throat on X-Files) was in 'Wanted:Dead or Alive' with Rutger Hauer. <P> Hauer was in 'Surviving The Game' with John C. McGinley. <P> McGinley was in Highlander 2 with Christophe' Lambert. <P> LIKE A MAW FUCKA!!

  • March 1, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    If you say 'Using TV is cheating."

    by TedKordLives

    I will kill you with telepathy ala Scanners. Hey, that movie had Michael Ironside, who was also in Highlander 2.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Jerry Hardin was also the lawyer guy...

    by TedKordLives

    ...at the beginning of 'Big Trouble in Little China'.<P> "And you expect me to believe in monsters and ghosts as well."

  • March 1, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Nice, Teddy.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I knew you could do it.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    I knew Surviving the Game would be key

    by MacReady452

    Lance in No Escape with Ray Liotta in Cop Land with Sly in Get Carter with Mickey Rourke in Sin City with Hauer in Surviving the Game with McGinley in Highlander with Lambert. No TV.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    or is that seven moves?

    by MacReady452

  • March 1, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    I'm impressed.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 1, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    No, I think that's all legal. Very nice.

    by TedKordLives

    Fine, take the Fuck Note. I'm too young to know what it's for anyway. <P> And with that, I am out. Later gang.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    IMPRESSIVE, Ted. I didn't have a prayer.

    by FriendlyWaitress

  • March 1, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    I would never take another mans Fuck Note

    by MacReady452

    besides you got there first.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    BOOYAH! What's up folks?

    by D.Vader

    I'm doin' a little work, gearing up for another short film shoot within the month and brainstorming ideas for another contest. <p> What's the haps 'round here?

  • March 1, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Did I tell you guys I met Lance Henriksen?

    by D.Vader

    I'm sure I have. Because I love saying that. And it was awesome. And I wish I had a picture to prove it =(. Damn lack of cameras in cell phones being standard back in 2004.

  • March 1, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    "THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE," BISHOP SAID. "GO."

    by FriendlyWaitress

    “I don’t get it. Why Henricksen? Why Hauer? Why these guys?” D.Vader demanded.<P> “Who better?” Flick answered. “Look at the look on her face. You think she's stay here for Robert fucking Pattinson?"” <P> “Yeah… not to mention, they’re bargain basement,” Cheeses muttered. <P> Behind me, I heard the bell. Once. Loud. And then the voice. “Order’s up.” <P> “SHIT,” Sixies growled. I heard the sounds of various weaponry leaving sheaths- the slow grind of metal against leather revealed that Stabby had not come without The Big Knife. The feeling of electricity shooting up my spine- that same old feeling I had come to accept- was so intense by now it was making flashing lights in the backs of my eyes. I could see what was coming, and no matter how hard I squeezed my eyes shut the visions wouldn’t go away. <P> It felt like the whole world was shaking. The light from outside winked out; the only light in the room came from the soft glow of my breasts. I heard someone mutter something appreciative- something about glowing love-jugs- but there was a heavy, dark presence in the air that was making it hard to think. <P> “In a land where the tumbleweeds twirl,” I heard my voice say…. <P> “Was a diner, pretty as a pearl. <P> The food is the shit <P> But the owner’s the pits <P> Look out, peebers…” <P> “IT’S THE KING OF THE WOOOOOOORLD!” <P> “IT’S A FUCKING TRAP!” Ted screamed as he came hurtling through the door, with the Colonel and Yackbacker hot on his heels. “I told you, Subs! We shouldn’t have come here!” <P> But it was too late… in that instant, the world split apart. One second, there was a roof… the next, roiling dark clouds that looked angry as a hornets’ nest from hell. The mech-suits sliced the roof off of the diner, hacked it into pieces, threw and hurled them out into the desert, like giant, clumsy Frisbees; where each one landed, an enormous mushroom-cloud blossomed upwards in a fountain of flame. “Godddamn it,” Teddy shouted. “So it’s a nice effect! SO FUCKING WHAT” He stood up, a bowling ball at the end of each arm, both crackling with electricity. He spun around, once, twice, until the momentum had reached the ends of his arms, and like a human catapult flung each ball at the driver’s cab of the nearest mech-suit. The soldier had half a second to register a look of shock. <P> One! <P> TWO! <P> And then there was a cloud of sparks, fire, and a whole lot of fresh-ground chuck where the soldier had been. <P> “Damn, Teddy… nice trick.” Sixies said with a grin as he whipped out his DemonBag.<P> “YOU ARE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE! I WILL BRING THE PAIN, BITCHES!” bellowed a voice from the kitchen... understatement of the year. They were on us, blotting out the sky, huge metal fists slamming into the floor, smashing shining tables, upholstery… even the pie case. Apples and cherries were flung everywhere. Mac was standing too near the coffee station; a wave of scalding coffee splattered across his chest, and he screamed as he fell to the floor, trying desperately to get his armor off before the coffee ate through to his skin. To my left, I could see a familiar figure jump onto one of the few tables still upright… he sank into position, his pants around his ankles. <P> “DUCK!” I screamed, following my own advice. Beside me, ‘moose hit the dirt, blocking my view. The rancid smell of asparagus and Sloppy-Joes spread through the air as water_shit did his worst. “YOU WANT YOUR 3-D, BITCH? HERE”S YOUR 3-D, WITH FUCKING SMELL-O-VISION!” Three of the mech-suits reared back, arms sizzling as they melted away… but there were five more to take their place. <P> There were just too many. <P> One by one I watched them fall. First Flick, a table in each hand, using them like giant hammers- he took one down before one of them grabbed him and flung him out across the desert. We didn’t see where he landed. Sixies had released all six of his beasties; they swarmed up over one of the giant robots, pulling out gears and cutting wires, doing pretty well, until a battle-copter laid down a line of strafing fire. Bodies flew. Across the floor in front of me, a crackling bowling back rolled weirdly, bloody meat still hanging from the holes. <P> A shadow passed over my head, and then sound of roaring engines as Mac took his Triumph at top speed off of a fallen wall, using it like some kind of post-apolcalyptic stunt-jump ramp. He let go of the handlebars and whipped his guns out; from the seat behind him, shells tumbled from D.Vader’s guns like rain. A spatter of bullets ripped through the windshield of one mech suit after another, but before they had any time to enjoy it, a mechanized hand with a stupid, gleaming cliché of a knife still sizzling with toxic ass-spray knocked the bike out of the air. <P> With a surge of sheer muscle, ‘Moose left the ground in front of me; hooves flailed, and struck, and metal flew. For a moment, I thought he might turn this whole mess around… and then the floaters flooded in, and I couldn’t see any of them anymore. In the smoke and haze, I thought I could just make out the Colonel- out of bullets now, just stabbing and hacking away with his bayonets- and then nothing, nothing but the cries of “GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT!”"A BILLION OF US CAN'T BE WRONG!" and over it all, the maniacal cackle of Cameron himself, deafening, stomach-curdling, as he strolled nonchalantly to the bank next door with his armfuls of popcorn-butter-spattered cash, the jawbone of Ebert dangling from his hip on a silver chain. “NO ONE TO SAY SHIT NOW,” he bellowed. “NO ONE LEFT! OEL NGATI KAMEIE, ASSHOLES! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!” <P>

  • March 1, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    Teddy is scoring Fuck Notes left and right

    by MacReady452

    he is gonna have one hell of a weekend at the BLGWAQ.

  • March 1, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Immersive!

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 1, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Sweet EffDubb

    by MacReady452

    I thought I was gonna be some "red shirt" asshole that gets splashed with scalding coffee and then dies, but I got to go out in a blaze of glory. FUCKIN SWEEEEET! Well done.

  • March 1, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    ..."jawbone of Ebert dangling from his hip on a silver chain"...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...AAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!<P>Oh, that's not right.

  • March 1, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Indiana Jones and The Jawbone of Ebert

    by Subtitles_Off

    Done. And doner.

  • March 1, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    ...if I was Ebert I hope I'd have a dark enough...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...sense of humor to get my picture taken posed like Rodin's The Thinker...rubbery chin all squashed up around my ears like Popeye...

  • March 1, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    ....and the jawbone of ebert????!!?!

    by Six Demon Bag

    Not cool..

  • March 1, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST

    24 hour Kurosawa marathon at end of march

    by Six Demon Bag

    On tcm...bring it to me!!

  • March 1, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    CAMERON'S MANIACAL LAUGHTER FILLED THE AIR

    by FriendlyWaitress

    ...and there I sat, in the center of it all, on one lone stool that had managed to survive the battle. It didn’t seem real. I felt numb, from the inside out, as though none of this mattered- the characters too one-dimensional, the story too facile to stir my blood. <P> “That’s because it ISN’T real,” Lance said. He was sitting next to me, on another stool. <P> “It’s not?” I asked. I looked deep into his eyes, so calm, and warm. My Bishop. <P> The counter had reappeared before us. The battle was gone. We hung in the middle of a void, black and deep, lit by countless stars. So peaceful. Nothing ever happened here. Just, perfect. <P> “All this has happened before, and it will all happen again.” <P> “And it will always be you, Bishop, won’t it.” I reached for his hand, but there was nothing there. Fucking 3-D movie “magic.” FUCKING CAMERON. YOU GET THESE GREAT ACTORS, AND GIVE US CARDBOARD CUT-OUT VERSIONS. “You don’t have to do it, you know. You don’t have to take these roles. You can’t need the money THAT BAD-“ <P> He held up his hand. “It’s too late for me. With the success of The Great Work, he’s so powerful… I don’t know if even Sigourney is a match for him, now.” <P> A tear welled up in my eye. “So that was the future?” <P> “One possible future. A likely future.” <P> “But there’s still time to stop it?” <P> His eyes met mine- those eyes, every bit as vast and deep as the void around us- and the creases in his face deepened as he smiled gently. “You don’t have to.“ <P> I saw the scene play out in my head, where I ignored Subs, pretended not to recognize him, and he ate his pie and left without a word. Walked out of the door, out of my life, and the Pedalback with him. “That could be your future, Waitress. You could stay here, forever. Safe. Immortal.” <P> <P>”And what happens to Pedalback, then?” <P> “You already know the answer.” Which was true. I’d seen it a hundred times, always the same ending. <P>”And what happens if I go back?” <P> “There are no guarantees. Only possibilities.” <P> I looked down at my chest, at the soft swells of creamy flesh nestled in under the pink polyester. I could see just the edge of a scarlet red t-shirt peeking out from underneath… and my ass suddenly felt firmer, as if my skirt had just gotten tighter. I shifted on the stool and heard the old, familiar sound of leather straining against skin. <P> “You know, Bishop? This waiting tables shit can get kind of boring,” I said softly. <P> He smiled then. Understanding emanated from his face like a warm light. I could feel it seeping into my skin, into my brain, calming the lightning that traced fiery lines along my spine. The throbbing in my eyes melted away, and peace spread through me. “You know what you have to do, Waitress.” <P> I breathed deep and lay my head down on the counter. It felt cool against my cheek. <P> I heard him say one last thing as my eyes slowly closed. <P> “Not bad, for a Waitress.” <P> My Bishop.

  • March 1, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Nice. I just watched Seven Samurai for the

    by MacReady452

    first time and I fuckin loved it. Ran...not so much. Got Yojimbo in the chamber. What else am I missing?

  • March 1, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    EPILOGUE

    by FriendlyWaitress

    DING. <P> I snapped awake. <P> “Order’s up!” snapped the chef. A plate of eggs over-easy slid into the window. I blinked and looked around at my diner. My beautiful diner. It was late afternoon; my favorite time of day. The sunlight streamed in through the wooden blinds and gleamed on the creamy tabletops, with their chrome trim. The smells of fresh chicken salad and French fries mingled with hints of ice cream and cherry pie. Barry Manilow tunes played softly from the speakers in the ceiling. Perfect. <P> “You okay, kid?” Lance asked, from three seats down. <P> “Me? I’m… fine,” I answered. “Must have nodded off.” <P> I went slowly to the window and picked up the hot plate. Bacon and eggs, buttered toast. I grabbed the coffee as I passed Lance; our eyes locked for a split second. Then, a little smile tugged at the corner of his mouth, just barely touching his eyes. “I AM sorry, Waitress. About- well, you know.” <P> AVP, I thought. Yeah, you fucking should be. “You’re really lucky I like you so much, you know that, Bishop?” <P> I crossed the room then, set the plate down in front of Subs, filled his coffee, then plopped the pot down on the table and slid around next to him. I could hear the sound of the hot coffee pot singeing the formica tabletop. There was something really, really satisfying about that. <P> “So, I’ve been thinking… where you headed after this, partner”? <P> “Whff?” he asked through a mouthful of bacon. <P> “Cause I thought, maybe, I’d take some time off.” <P> He swallowed. “You sure about this?” <P> “Subs, my friend… I’ve never been more sure of anything in my life.” <P> He dropped his fork, knocked back the rest of his coffee, and we slid out of the booth and headed to the door. As we reached the door, I ripped off the pink uniform and tossed it on the end of the counter. I paused a moment to fix the zipper on my boot. Fucking Artax glue wasn’t worth shit. Barry sang “Ready To Take A Chance Again” as Subs held the door for me; I paused and looked back to where Lance sat. <P> He was gone. <P> Of course. <P> As we walked towards Subs’ Jeep, an El Camino tore into the parking lot, scattering gravel everywhere as it did a donut before sliding to a stop beside us. Hot on its ass, a guy in a black trench pulled up on a seriously beaten-up Triumph. “Fuck, there you two are. Nice monkey, Friendly.” <P> “It’s Scary, Mac,” I shot back. <P> From the back seat of the Jeep, the Colonel muttered, “It’s about fucking time.” <P> “Amen,” Yackbacker chimed in. <P> “EssDub? Shall we?” Mac asked, patting the seat behind him. <P> “Hell yes,” I answered, slinging my leg up over the seat. “Let’s go find Cheeses. We have a war to catch.” ROLL CREDITS <P> NO MOOSE WERE INJURED IN THE MAKING OF THIS PRODUCTION. <P>

  • March 1, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Mac

    by Six Demon Bag

    They are playing 26 of 30 of his films so it'll be a good time to catch up

  • March 1, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    3 minutes of Jay Leno being a racist jerk.

    by anonymoose

    http://tinyurl.com/yfjpu9q

  • March 1, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Kurosawa must-sees

    by Subtitles_Off

    HIGH AND LOW, SANJURO, THE BAD SLEEP WELL, HIDDEN FORTRESS, THRONE OF BLOOD, IKIRU<p>You can skip DREAMS, although it does have a few nice bits.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    YEAH!!!!!!!! Girls dig Motorcycles!

    by MacReady452

    Now I just gotta go get one.<p>Off to fight the good fight, even if we fight dirty. I don't envy the sad bastards on the wrong end of the war we're bringing em. <p> Good Job EssDubb.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    I liked Dreams.

    by anonymoose

    It's so surreal and beautiful.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    ...Some Other Guys says...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...it's like SHUTTER ISLAND, but in this one Leo says THAT'S RIGHT BENNY KINGSLEY, I'M FUCKING CRAAAAAAAZY!!...strips a bloody uniform off a dead imaginary Nazi and rides off into the sunset...<P>Fuck yea.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Well, done EffDub.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I can hear will.i.am's bass-heavy remix of "Bitch Is Back" playing over the credits.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    26 out of 30!!?!! thats respek

    by MacReady452

    Thanks for the list Subs. I got a lot of viewing to do.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Waitress, I had Brad Fidel in my head at the conclusion

    by YackBacker

    Awesome work!

  • March 1, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    ST: Generations is playing on Hulu.

    by anonymoose

    http://tinyurl.com/yloe8zf

  • March 1, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    I haven't seen COLLISION COURSE in about 20 years

    by YackBacker

    Wow, I forgot how unfunny and foul it was- unlike REAL MEN which was very foul and immensely funny.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    GENERATIONS - the worst TREK in my book

    by YackBacker

    -3 star cinema. A 4 year-old could have outsmarted Soran. But JL Picard... not so much. Multiple negative points for letting gravity kill Kirk.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    ...I like to think that Stefania takes Scary's old job...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...at the cosmic diner. <P>It's peaceful there, she deserves it...<P>...and I bet Henriksen has some epic boogers.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Stefania had a job at Sea World

    by YackBacker

    We all know how that story ends.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    ...↑ made of that milky white synthetic-person juice.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 1, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    ...Stefania tentatively stretched out her thin, trembling arm...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and plunged it into the killer whale's inviting blowhole...

  • March 1, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Fuqua talks about Kurosawa in Brookback

    by anonymoose

  • March 1, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Alright gang, have a good night

    by YackBacker

    I'm off to dream of a better world.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Me too.

    by ScaryWaitress

    I'm bushed. <P> Who needs a nightcap? <P> The AKU <P> 1 part grain alcohol <P> 1 part Goldschlagger <P> 1 part tobasco sauce <P> ...garnish with one sheep's eye <P> ...light on fire. <P> Nighty-nite, Pedalback!

  • March 1, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Just FYI, it is customary to spit the eye out.

    by ScaryWaitress

    Extra points if it's still flaming when it hits the floor. <P> Double points if it hits the foot of your enemy. <P> Triple points if it lights the rancid floor of whatever nasty-ass bar you happen to be in on fire.

  • March 1, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    Epic Beard Man Update

    by Continentalop

    I don't know if the rest of you heard this but the black guy was wanted for parole violation and picked up after that video was shot. <P> As for EPM, well here is a little documentary about him: <P> http://tinyurl.com/ygz75ht

  • March 1, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Evening Pedalbackers...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    See we moved again...

  • March 1, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    "Fuck the Oakland A's, they suck donkey dick!"

    by Continentalop

    He is EPIC!

  • March 1, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    ...so if a parole violator leaves the station at 45 mph...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and collides with a mentally ill epically bearded man moving at 90 mph...

  • March 1, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST

    ...evening Cheeses...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...want to slide into my place?<P> It's nice and warm, and no wet spot tonight...

  • March 1, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST

    I'm thinking the same thing Flick

    by Continentalop

    And the only answer I can come up with is "That poor parole violator..."

  • March 1, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    ...that sounded weird...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...by slide into "my place" I meant my Pedalback seat...not my firm wild rumpus.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Quotin' this anon comment on that documentary video.

    by anonymoose

    " What is up with people thinking this guy is cool? I see him deliberately baiting someone with racist comments until the person gets angry, then (though he moved away) continuing to verbally harass him. Finally the other guy loses his cool and gives him a little shove, and then he beats the crap out of him. EBM just looks to me like a classic bully. The other guy should have been smarter than to fall for his crap, and should never have gone near him, obviously. The whole thing is just pathetic and gives me no joy whatsoever. "

  • March 1, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    ...I think my original diagnosis still stands...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...he fucked with the wrong geezer.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Sure, you can document him, but he lied about what happened...

    by anonymoose

    ...who's to say he isn't lying about his life?

  • March 1, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    ...because I dig old people, and when I'm in the city...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and bump into an old person who smells of crazy...I say "sorry Sir, give'em hell"...<P>Works every time.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Wow. That doc made me like him even less.

    by anonymoose

  • March 1, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    ...my dick is bigger than that carrot.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 1, 2010, 11:32 p.m. CST

    ...the guy clearly has problems...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...it's not an excuse, it's a reason.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST

    He even says he was in a mental institute

    by Continentalop

    He could be lying, but I find that tale very believable.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST

    ...and I've had those thoughts about Marilyn Monroe...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I just don't say them out loud.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Plus the black guy failed the number one lesson you learn in pri

    by Continentalop

    Don't fuck with insane people because they are completely irrational. <P> EBM should be IBM. I think we all know what the I stands for.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST

    I still stand by my original opinion

    by Continentalop

    Which is like Flick's - the black guy picked the wrong guy to fuck with. <P> But after seeing that doc, I do feel a lot more sympathy for the black parole violator. How the fuck was he supposed to know the guy was nuts?

  • March 1, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    ...here's the thing...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm in decent shape...I like to think I could give most people a decent fight, but if I'm on the subway, and a person of any skin pigmentation, size, or gender starts talking crazy...and then moves to the other end of the car...I consider that a good day.<P>He or she could threaten to eat my balls for breakfast, I don't give a shit. I got a seat on the subway, and the crazy guy shuffled along...it's a good day.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:43 p.m. CST

    what the fuck is going on?

    by BadMrWonka

    this talkback is like an opium dream...

  • March 1, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    How was he to know the guy was nuts?

    by MacReady452

    He was the only white man on a city bus and he was wearing a fucking fanny pack. bus+fanny pack = crazy.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST

    ...you're not wrong BadMr...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...care for a puff?

  • March 1, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST

    EBM is Bronson

    by MacReady452

  • March 1, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    ...I've never been to LA, but on the East Coast...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...you assume everyone on the bus is crazy.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    he kicked soccer

    by MacReady452

  • March 1, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    ...opium pipe...

    by FlickaPoo

    http://www.fisheseye.com/images/pipe500.jpg

  • March 1, 2010, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Conan just joined Twitter.

    by anonymoose

    twitter.com/ConanOBrien <P> It should serve as a nice outlet for him and a way to connect with fans until September.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST

    the end of that shit was like

    by MacReady452

    crazy, poor, cribs. showing whats in the fridge. his "whip" is the bus.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Its the clean shaven, well dressed people...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    who walk around talking to themselves that scare me...Especially the ones with the Bespin style ear-set phones...

  • March 1, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST

    i'll follow Conan if he tweets after every Leno show

    by MacReady452

  • March 1, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    I'll take a hit of that

    by MacReady452

    not the pipe..the girl.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    ...more pipes.

    by FlickaPoo

    http://tinyurl.com/yh3cjlk

  • March 2, 2010, midnight CST

    at what point in history did they decide

    by MacReady452

    that opium should be illegal? I always wanted to see a Wild West drug war centered around opium trafficing. I always thought the problem with such a story was the "lawlessness" of the time and place so the 2 genres couldn't really cross over. i gotta do some research.

  • March 2, 2010, midnight CST

    http://tinyurl.com/yfsxjuw

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    If you see well dressed people acting like this on the sidewalk

    by anonymoose

    ...AVOID. <P> http://tinyurl.com/yg5q7y5

  • March 2, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    ...the jaw of Ebert?

    by FlickaPoo

    http://thumbs.photo.net/photo/2489239-sm.jpg

  • March 2, 2010, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Good question, Flick...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Probably because ILLEGAL opium trade makes a lot more untraceable money for certain factions than LEGAL opium trade....<p>It is in the top three most traded comodities worldwide...right up there with petroleum and coffee...

  • March 2, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST

    1902 for the most part due to religious outrage.

    by MacReady452

  • March 2, 2010, 12:08 a.m. CST

    HHHHAAAA!!! Moose...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I too still remember when Steve Martin was funny...

  • March 2, 2010, 12:12 a.m. CST

    ...yeah, thanks for that, 'moose...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...good'ol Steve Martin.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:12 a.m. CST

    New GORILLAZ "STYLO" music video.

    by anonymoose

    http://tinyurl.com/yhq2wsj

  • March 2, 2010, 12:12 a.m. CST

    ...I'm out...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...sweet dreams.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Bruce Willis has a part in it!

    by anonymoose

  • March 2, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Night, Flick...Watch out for bedbugs and all that...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • March 2, 2010, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Does anybody else feel bad when you are typing

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    on a word processing program, and you back track to correct spelling or you add some extra info to a sentence and you realize that you have typed the same word or phrase twice and one of them has to go...?<p>I mean which one do you choose to eliminate from existance? The first letters represent your older, original thoughts, and they performed their jobs extremely well, it is't their fault they were born first...<p>But then, you 'accidently' created the clone verbage, so you own it and it is fresher and might last longer...<p>I feel really bad for words like 'the' and 'and' and 'a'....because I have slaughtered more of them than all of the world's serial and genocidal murder's combined body count times two...<p>I fear for my literary soul...I don't want to go to Writer's Block Hell...

  • March 2, 2010, 1:10 a.m. CST

    that is some serious shit your smoking Cheeses

    by MacReady452

    what did you use a 3 liter gravity bong? Word genocide? Its my Friday people. Solomon Grundy's all around.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:14 a.m. CST

    My fucking roomate insisted we watch Hackers

    by MacReady452

    I said,"Why?"<p>He said, "Haven't seen it in a long time and it is on HBO on demand."<p> I protest. He insists. I relent. The movie begins. He says, "Where is Robert Redford and Dan Akroyd and River Pheonix?" I hate him.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:16 a.m. CST

    nope

    by TedKordLives

    not all all

  • March 2, 2010, 1:21 a.m. CST

    There ARE tits, MacPamther

    by TedKordLives

    Fear not

  • March 2, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST

    he realized his mistake and now we are

    by MacReady452

    watching the doors. at least there is that. also with tits.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:30 a.m. CST

    i need to focus on drinking

    by MacReady452

    Crazies at noon tomorrow. I'll let yall know. night.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Mac...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    This shit is NICE...<p>Too bad 'The Ass Crack of Dawn' is gonna fart me out into the real world in about 4 1/2 hours from now...

  • March 2, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Nytol...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Watch out for ass cracks...Especially when there's light involved...<p>You know how I feel about that non-committal wave riding/partical loving light bitch....

  • March 2, 2010, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Don't get it.

    by Darryl_Revok

    ♪♫

  • March 2, 2010, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Morning boys

    by Six Demon Bag

    Off to work..

  • March 2, 2010, 7:48 a.m. CST

    ...all better Six?

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 8:49 a.m. CST

    No Wild Things for Netflixers until the 30th

    by Stabby

    Basturds!

  • March 2, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST

    I wish Roger Ebert wouldn't go on Oprah

    by Stabby

    and would just avoid the media. It's only a matter of time before Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Seth MacFarlane make fun of him in their cartoons. And I don't want to see that.

  • March 2, 2010, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Watched Jeff Bridges in The Last Picture Show this weekend

    by Stabby

    What a great movie. It took me a little while to get into it, because of the slow paced storytelling, which some may find boring. But the film is anything but boring and you get young Cybill Shepherd nudity to boot! What ever happened to Peter Bogdanovich? His What's Up Doc is one of my Mom's favorite comedies.

  • March 2, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Oh, Cybill Shepherd happened to Peter Bogdanovich

    by Stabby

    He was one of those directors who killed their careers by having his mistress star in all his films.

  • March 2, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    And Dorothy Stratton

    by Stabby

    Star 80

  • March 2, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Subbary®

    by Subtitles_Off

    A Tale of Two Nodes..."It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was"...March 1st, 2010...<P>Node #44050...Oh, Japan-porno. Eating cockroaches from a school-girl's lap. (http://tinyurl.com/35emp3) ...Jon ("Show Me Your Genitals") Lajoie's rap/comedy-porno "E = MC Vagina." "I'm the Helen Keller of sex - no wait, that's a bad example." (http://tinyurl.com/6m3mw9) ...Scorps' art-porno. <P>( ) )====D ~o ~o ~o ( .Y . )<P>..."I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss, and, in their struggles to be truly free, in their triumphs and defeats, through long years to come, I see the evil of this time and of the previous time of which this is the natural birth, gradually making expiation for itself and wearing out."...O.G. Muppets vs. Whiny Bitch Muppets...Cobes suggests Susan Sarandon's hottest moment was in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. He has either forgotten, or never seen, what Susan Sarandon can do to a lemon...It's already the future in Australia, and no one barbies shrimp or says "Drongo" in the future...Some bacteria in Sixies' food are fighting back and kicking his ass like late-80s Van Damme...Colon-El announces a "blah feeling"...diarrhea sneaks in all-stealthy with three clips of roof-top ex-mop-tops. ☆☆Beatles of the Day☆☆ (http://tinyurl.com/yaj5zbt) ...☆☆RIGHT-BRAIN CINEMA☆☆™: WHAT TIME IS IT THERE? - ★★☆☆☆ ⅓...Our favorite Waitress recommends Blue cheese on apple pie and continues "The Diner At the End of Nowhere"...Gorillaz "Rock the House" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEOC6T8uE6I) ...Fascist typists...STLost rates INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS ★★★☆☆ because he is The Equilibrium...The Big Pink - "Dominos" (http://www.thefader.com/2009/07/21/the-big-pink-dominos-mp3/) ...Teddy needs another Indiana Jones movie like he needs "another hole in (his) penis"...New Jersey ninjas like their pork rolls. So that explains the guidette fascination...<P>"Crush humanity out of shape once more, under similar hammers, and it will twist itself into the same tortured forms. Sow the same seed of rapacious license and oppression over again, and it will surely yield the same fruit according to its kind."...Node #44117...It was a salmonella of pork rolls, a congealment of goos...Notorious Banhammerings. Flick has a fondness for the weirdos. Mac remembers them all...You'll all always be AVATARDS to me. (http://tinyurl.com/yjh5kuy) ...Sixies says it @ 05:57:27 P.M....'moose shares a funny comic strip. (http://tinyurl.com/ye89q7s) ...Yack bakes brownies. Yum...Catherine Keener anonymously trashes Maggie Galapagos, maybe...Too many Peebers read "Entertainment Weekly." That magazine is oscarparty-ier than "People."...Flick makes "wild rumpus" sound all dirty and exciting...Maurice Sendak - Crabby Old Man, or, Crabby Old Flaming Genius?...Julianne Moore is returning to the soap opera that gave her her start, "As the World Turns" or "All My Children" - one of the ones that begin with "A." I've forgotten. I could Google it and find out, but, then again, so could you if it means that much to you..."The wine was red wine, and had stained the ground of the narrow street in the suburb of Saint Antoine, in Paris, where it was spilled. It had stained many hands, too, and many faces, and many naked feet, and many wooden shoes."...EffDub concludes "The Diner" with an immersive battle, a raging egomaniacal sumbitch, and a twist, and you can read the complete saga at Googleville. (http://tinyurl.com/yz3kena) ...Lance Henricksen to Christopher Lambert in 6 degrees, with one of the degrees being Rutger Hauer. Teddy and Mac crack it in mere minutes...Vades has met Lance Henricksen...TCM is having a Kurosawa Marathon at the end of March. Finally something on TV in March that isn't spherical and orange and dribbled...No wonder Jay Leno is so territorial about late night TV. He has no other acting options. Is it weird that I notice him constantly grabbing his dick through this? (http://tinyurl.com/yfjpu9q) ...You can now stream the entire feature film STAR TREK: GENERATIONS on Hulu. (http://tinyurl.com/yloe8zf) ...Stefania returns, attracted by "Bishop" boogers and orca blow-holes...Sheep's eye fire-spitballs..."A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imagin-ings, a secret to the heart nearest it! Something of the awfulness, even of Death itself, is referable to this."...Unless Crazy Old Bearded Fuck is a cop I can't see what the black man's parole situation as anything to do with his bus beat-down...A nude chick smokes opium (http://www.fisheseye.com/images/pipe500.jpg), Conan O'Brien joins Twitter and Cheeses fears well-dressed, clean-shaven, mumbly people...<P>"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest I go to than I have ever known."...

  • March 2, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Man, I don't think I want to watch Part 2 of EBM

    by Stabby

    He's kind of annoying. I think when it comes to EBM, less is truly more.

  • March 2, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    You're right, Stabbers.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I don't want to see Ebert made the butt of stupid jokes on "South Park," either.

  • March 2, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    You can't blame netflix for Warner Brothers'

    by Subtitles_Off

    territoriality. They're to blame for the delayed availability of their discs on Netflix.<P>I hope there's push-back from the other film companies instead of capitulation.

  • March 2, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    "Kind of annoying."

    by Subtitles_Off

    You're being too kind.

  • March 2, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    What's up. Subs?!

    by Stabby

    How's the job hunting going?

  • March 2, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    I know Netflix isn't to blame for that

    by Stabby

    But, I'm still pissed of at them for other reasons. And I see that Waitress is having the same issues I am.

  • March 2, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Depressing.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    I don't know why Netflix treats me special.

    by Subtitles_Off

    They're sending me PONYO today, and I just mailed back a DVD yesterday afternoon.

  • March 2, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Sorry to hear that, dude

    by Stabby

    Change the subject. Have you seen the reports of soldiers complaining about the inaccuracies of The Hurt Locker? Still haven't seen it yet so I can't really speak to it. 60 Minutes did a big piece on Bigelow last Sunday.

  • March 2, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    ...Netflix finally decided I get to see 9...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I've given up on INGLORIOUS BASTERDS.

  • March 2, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Is it worth watching EPM doc Part 2?

    by Stabby

    My suspicion is no! He doesn't even deserve his full 15 minutes.

  • March 2, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    ...soldier complaints? That was my only problem...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...with HURT LOCKER, my skepticism kept nagging me and pulling me out of the movie. <P>Especially irritating because I loved everything else about it.

  • March 2, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    HURT LOCKER is total fiction.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Just like SAVING PRIVATE RYAN was. Just like fucking RAMBO was. Anybody with any sense can see that.<P>Oh, I forgot. Sense. I crack myself up.<P>I don't hear any soldiers complaining about [deleted].

  • March 2, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    ...I hope Colonel's "blah" feeling hasn't progressed...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...to full on "icky".

  • March 2, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Stabby, I've always said,

    by Subtitles_Off

    I've been surprised the HURT LOCKER backlash hasn't been louder or stronger.

  • March 2, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    It may have, Flick.

    by Subtitles_Off

    He hasn't even said "G'morning" yet today.<P>You didn't use the same washcloth that you used with Sixies on him, did you?

  • March 2, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    ...no. HURT LOCKER presents itself as an inside look...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...what's titillating about a movie like LOCKER is a chance to peek behind the flack jacket. <P>"Anybody with any sense"? That's a little strong.

  • March 2, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    ...no, but Sixies is all better today...maybe I should have.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    If you want a peek behind a flack jacket,

    by Subtitles_Off

    you talk to a veteran, or you watch a documentary. If you rely on a fictitious thriller to tell you "truths" about combat situations, you are begging to be mis-led.

  • March 2, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Which is exactly why, when

    by Subtitles_Off

    Kathryn Bigelow thanks the troops in her Oscar speech, they have every right to laugh at her.

  • March 2, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Hit "enter" too soon...

    by Subtitles_Off

    ...they have every right to laugh at her. But, it doesn't diminish my appreciation for the movie one iota.

  • March 2, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    ...it isn't about "truth", it's just about telling a convincing.

    by FlickaPoo

    ...story, and being convincing enough to match your storytelling style.<P>Something like PRIVATE RYAN is obviously romanticized and seen through a filter of nostalgia.<P>Rambo is a super-hero movie, and presented as such. Facts need not apply.<P>HURT LOCKER has a documentary style...episodic and meandering. I don't care if you take liberties with the facts, but you have to sell it. It can't be a distraction. I really liked HURT LOCKER, but certain things didn't feel right...and it turns out they weren't correct. <P> Lack of correctness isn't a problem, but not feeling right while I'm watching the movie is.

  • March 2, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    ...but I liked the movie. I'm probably making too much...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...of my one complaint.<P>Still, I wish Bigelow had checked with me first.

  • March 2, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    We all have to go on record with our Oscar predictions.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I believe [deleted] will win Best Picture. I would be happy to see INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS or HURT LOCKER upset it.<P>Sandra Bullock will NOT win Best Actress.<P>Jeff Bridges will win Best Actor.<P>Monique and Christophe are locks.<P>I wish IN THE LOOP would win for Screenplay Adaptation, but I predict PRECIOUS, ETC. will.

  • March 2, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    ...my argument is simply that the illusion of "truth"...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...is a tool just like any other...you can bend it, stretch it, distract me with a smokescreen, fake it, bait-and-switch it, or ignore it...but the illusion has to work.

  • March 2, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    ...I'm not arguing now, this is interesting...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...for me, a movie like PRIVATE RYAN has a strong central narrative that pulls you along emotionally, so in a purely structural sense, I think it can get away with more because there's a lot of emotional sound and fury. Also, we expect that a story with a strong narrative is just that...a story.<P>HURT LOCKER has a more documentary style, both visually and in the story structure, pacing etc... I think the illusion of truth bar is set higher. To go back to the magician metaphor, there is less happening on screen to distract us...so the disappearing coin trick has to be that much cleaner.<P>I'm just thinking out loud here.

  • March 2, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    You say it isn't about "truth."

    by Subtitles_Off

    But you are blaming it for the "peek behind the flack jacket" not being "correct."<P>I'm not arguing, either. Soldiers don't go "heroic" and "off-script" like the characters in THE HURT LOCKER do, unless it's to blow off frat-boy steam, and, then, it's usually trouble. <P>But, I didn't have time to think about that while I was watching the movie because of the success with which the thrills were pulling me along.

  • March 2, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    RAMBO was presented as a superhero movie?

    by Subtitles_Off

    That's funny. I remember the reaction to that being a whole lot different than you do.

  • March 2, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Kurosawa marathon?! WOOHOO!!

    by D.Vader

  • March 2, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    ...well, "correct" was a poor choice of words...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...it's not about right and wrong. I have no sense of outrage or of being lied to. If anything I wanted to be lied to a little better.<P>For me it's just a mechanical problem...you've got this great movie...this one area is distracting people and preventing them from enjoying the movie to it's full potential...just fix it...wear a black slenderizing belt...distract them with a flashy handbag...something. Just fix it, because you're movie is almost perfect.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Afternoon, folks.

    by ColonelFatheart

    My malaise has dissipated somewhat.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    ...I miss critique day.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Yeah, I need more deets on the Kurosawa Marathon.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Good to hear, Col.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Is Mac around?

    by ColonelFatheart

    I saw that he said he has family in Monmouth County. I was raised mostly in Monmouth, and I heard both "taylor ham" (a decidedly North Jersey term) and "pork roll" (very South Jersey), with pork roll edging out a victory. Makes sense, really, since Monmouth and Ocean are part of the grand confluence of North and South Jersey that can only be called "Central Jersey," a designation not recognized by denizens of North or South.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    ...good news Conon-El...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...mine is mild, but persistent.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Isn't Taylor the company that makes pork roll?

    by Stabby

  • March 2, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Yes, Stabby.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Originally, it was called "Taylor's Prepared Ham," but after a 1906 regulation, as per Wiki, it was deemed that it did not meet the legal definition of "ham." So it was renamed "pork roll." <p>http://tinyurl.com/porknroll

  • March 2, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    http://www.jerseyporkroll.com/

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    I do have some good news, though.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Future Mrs. Fatheart and I booked a place and set a date for the wedding.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Do they make turkey pork roll?

    by Stabby

    I try not to eat too much pork these days.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    I guess the Kurosawa tribute

    by Subtitles_Off

    might not be a marathon, per se, as much as an all-month kind of thing.<P>http://tinyurl.com/ydyfncs

  • March 2, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Congrats, Colon-El

    by Stabby

    Are you going to have a laptop at the nuptials so us Pedalbackers can participate? At least at the Reception?

  • March 2, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    I believe there is something called "turkey roll."

    by ColonelFatheart

    http://tinyurl.com/y9w45ax

  • March 2, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Congratulations, Col.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    What happened to Some Guy and Some Other Guy

    by Stabby

    this week?

  • March 2, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Can anyone explain Scrapple?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Hahaha. No, Stabby. Maybe I should hire someone

    by ColonelFatheart

    to Pedalback by proxy for me during the proceedings. You know, like the president has a Twitter-er.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    ...set up a webcam and we'll Some Guy and Some...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Other Guy the whole shebang.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Scrapple is one bridge I haven't crossed yet.

    by ColonelFatheart

    http://tinyurl.com/r7qau

  • March 2, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Live-blog the honeymoon!

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    ...Some Other Guy asks...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...what do you think of the tux with tails, Some Guy? Classic, or affected?

  • March 2, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    "Some Guy & Some Other Guy" isn't a weekly feature.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I think it's relatively rare any two of us will get to see the same movie on opening weekend.<P>I think Sixies and I are doing ALICE next week, though.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Scrapple is pure heaven on a plate

    by Stabby

    Especially with runny egg yokes.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    ...Some Other Guy...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...likes the tails a lot, but thinks the train on the bride's dress is distractingly long.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Cross the brigde, Col.

    by Stabby

    At least once. You won't regret it. Just make sure you go to a Diner known for their scrapple.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    ...Some Other Guy also thinks that...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...enlarging the bridesmaids/groomsmen to ten of each cheapens and dilutes the honor.<P>We get that you want to be inclusive and be popular with everybody, but five nominees were enough.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Those wikipedia pics really don't do scrapple justice

    by Stabby

    It's much better than it looks.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Some Guy says...

    by Subtitles_Off

    I believe it can be both, simultaneously.<P>

  • March 2, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Some Guy shouldn't speak

    by Subtitles_Off

    to weddings. Some Guy is naturally averse to them.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    (I was Wiki-ing "tuxedo tails" and missed my cue)

    by Subtitles_Off

    Sorry, Flick.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Honestly, leaving people off of the groomsmen list

    by Stabby

    will not offend too many guys. Just choose your cheapest friends who will be happy not to have to pay for a tux rental. With girls it can be more of a problem, but the same principal can apply. Girls have to spend more money also on dresses and hair. Just choose the ugliest bridesmaid dress you can find (most are) that the girls you left off the list will be happy they didn't have to shell out money for.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    It's not that I'm turned off by scrapple.

    by ColonelFatheart

    It's just that it plays a big part in the image I have of my father, and it's not a flattering one. I just equate scrapple with failure, wanton disregard for responsibility and buffoonery. <p>This has been a special episode of TMI: TheColonel's life.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    ...ha! Wise words Stabby.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    I'll only have a best man and one groomsmen.

    by ColonelFatheart

    And the Mrs. will have a maid of honor and a brides-matron. Very simple.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    ...you play your cards pretty close Colonel...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm the TMI king I fear.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    ..."Very simple"....

    by FlickaPoo

    ...fight to keep it that way.<P> I didn't.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Meh. It can be cathartic, Flick.

    by ColonelFatheart

    That's the first time I've ever articulated that scrapple association. We've had a breakthrough here, folks.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    That's funny Col.

    by Stabby

    I associate Scrapple and Pork Roll as well as Creamed Chipped Beef exclusively with my father. And I eat the former maybe once a year and the latter two never.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    I will say, starchless collars for the shirts.

    by Subtitles_Off

    This is important. I had to do the grooms-man duties for my younger brother, and my neck turned crimson and puffy, and I was scarred for a full two weeks after.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Fortunately, the future Mrs and I share the

    by ColonelFatheart

    vision of simplicity. We decided that we should spend the bulk of the money on the ceremony/reception site. We wanted good food, premium open bar and nice locations for the photos. The flowers and favors will be simple, the guest list is only at about 100 to 120, and there's no churchin' whatsoever.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Ew, Creamed Chipped Beef...

    by Subtitles_Off

    And I thought Charnina would be the grossest food-stuff ever discussed in Pedalback.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Really, she wants pretty pictures, and I want

    by ColonelFatheart

    a rocking fucking party. We've come up with a mutually satisfying plan.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Isn't creamed chipped beef

    by ColonelFatheart

    also known as shit on a shingle?

  • March 2, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    That sounds like my kind of wedding, Col.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Oh, it will rock, and, more importantly,

    by ColonelFatheart

    THERE WILL BE NO ELECTRIC FUCKING SLIDE.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    I also kind of enjoyed my neo-hippy nephew's wedding.

    by Subtitles_Off

    At home in the yard. Sounds white trashy, but it wasn't. Plus, all the guests thought the couple were poor, so they got the most outrageous wedding gifts.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    ...just make sure the fucking church has air-conditioning...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...ours didn't. Guess how hot it was outside?...just guess?<P>96°

  • March 2, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Yep

    by Stabby

    Pretty nasty, beef smothered in a jizz consistency paste like substance over white bread toast.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    No churchin', Flick.

    by ColonelFatheart

    She's indifferent toward organized religion, even though she believes in the concept of a higher power. I believe in nothing of the sort.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    ...things I associate with my dad...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...books, fountain pens, leather book-bags, coffee.<P>Then he had a three-quarterlife crisis and decided to be a redneck and wear fluorescent orange trucker caps and watch AMERICAN IDOL for the rest of his life.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Subs, 100% correct re: HURT LOCKER

    by YackBacker

    I just read a very funny article about how HURT LOCKER is basically LETHAL WEAPON here: http://tinyurl.com/yf4aur6 I liked HURT LOCKER, but I don't love it. I thought THE MESSENGER was a superior film, to be honest. I am completely ambivalent towards this year's Oscars (again). I guess I'd dig it if BASTERDS won... but I don't really care either way. Definitely go read that article, trust me.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Yard weddings can be nice.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Though nothing compares to Connie Corleone's, I'd wager.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    ...one man's garden is another man's brier-patch.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Has anyone ever eaten Rocky Mountain Oysters?

    by Stabby

    I never have and never would, which is stupid since I'm sure there are probably testicles in scrapple, sausage and cheap hot dogs.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Well, Yack, not 100% correct.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I loved HURT LOCKER. I just didn't look at it as any sort of thing that had to inform my historical understanding of anything. <P>I can see the LETHAL WEAPON comparison in a broad way, I suppose, but LETHAL WEAPON is a comedy, and HURT LOCKER isn't. HURT LOCKER will prolly stick with me a lot longer than LETHAL WEAPON ever did.<P>Of the list of Oscar noms, though - at least the ones I've seen - LOCKER and BASTERDS are the only 5-ish-star films among a bunch of mediocre, 3-star rentals in STLost's future.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    If I ever associated American Idol with my father

    by Stabby

    I think I'd have to put him out of his misery.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Yeah I read an article

    by Series7

    About the Hurt Locker and how terrible it is in potraying what they really do.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    I'm hoping D9

    by Series7

    Wins the Oscar...but I know it never will.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    The Oscars have nommed inappropriately before, but

    by Subtitles_Off

    open up the Best Picture list to ten to include D9 and THE BLIND SIDE, while leaving off WILD THINGS or, even, in comparison, MOON? That's just blatant idiocy.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    ...I'm very picky about my meat products...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'll eat any vegetable, but I prefer to only eat the muscles of dead animals...the leaner the better.<P>Organs are not to be eaten. I also avoid barnacles, crustaceans, bottom-feeders, and things that crawl of drag themselves along the surface of the earth or the bottom of the sea.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Oscar predictions:

    by ColonelFatheart

    <p>Picture: THE HURT LOCKER <p>Director: Bigelow <p>Actor: Bridges <p>Actress: Bullock. No, Streep. No, Bullock. Uhhhh ... Streep? <p>Supp. Actor: Waltz <p>Supp. Actress: Mo'nique <p>Orig. Screenplay: BASTERDS <p>Adapt. Screenplay: UP IN THE AIR <p>Editing: THL <p>Animated film: UP <p>Cinematography: AVATAR <p>Visual Effects: AVATAR <p>Sound awards: AVATAR and THL will split these <p>Makeup: STINO, I guess <p>Score: UP <p>Song: CRAZY HEART <p>Art direction: AVATAR <p>Costumes: COCO BEFORE CHANEL <p>Documentary feature: THE COVE <p>Foreign film: A PROPHET

  • March 2, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    D9 wins The Oscar,

    by Subtitles_Off

    you can just go ahead and put me down.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    No shrimp, lobster or clam for Flick?

    by Subtitles_Off

    Oh, man! Offal, I understand. Shell-fish, I couldn't live without.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    ...but I do like to boil a kid in its mother's milk...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...yum.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    ...I've decided to try to learn to appreciate lobster...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and crab.<P>I can't shake the nagging feeling that I'm missing out.<P>Hemingway makes me want to eat oysters...but they're not for me.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Subs, Re: Black man's parole situation

    by Continentalop

    To show one is a wanted criminal and that the other is an insane nut. Now we have some context. <P> Personally, I'm just glad normal people were not involved. It's like watching the mafia take on a biker gang - win/win.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    What's [deleted] up against for Cinematography?

    by Subtitles_Off

    And, what are the nommed Songs?<P>P.S. Col., I don't think there's any way UP IN THE AIR beats PRECIOUS, Based on etc.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Oh man, speaking of lobster, I had the craziest thing

    by ColonelFatheart

    the other night. Well, not so crazy, ingredient-wise, but the presentation is bonkers. It was a lobster pot pie. The ingredients were pretty standard (corn, potatoes, lobster meat, etc.), but with a huge lobster claw reaching out of the crust on top. It looked like the possessed shrimp cocktail from BEETLEJUICE.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Nah. I'm with you on the oysters, Flick.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    AVATAR's cinematography competition:

    by ColonelFatheart

    BASTERDS, WHITE RIBBON, HARRY POTTER, HURT LOCKER. I don't think it's a slam dunk for AVATAR, but I think it'll get the edge because voters may just check it off because they'll probably pick it for a bunch of other technical awards.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    HA! Col.!

    by Subtitles_Off

    I like to have my food at least de-boned, de-skinned, and de-clawed. I won't eat crab legs, in shell. They're delicious, but I can't be bothered.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    nah. that one ought to go to THE WHITE RIBBON.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Two songs from PRINCESS AND THE FROG,

    by ColonelFatheart

    a song from NINE, something from a movie called PARIS 36, and "The Weary Kind" from CRAZY HEART.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    I don't eat seafood

    by Series7

  • March 2, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Fish either, Series?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Well, Randy Newman equals Oscar lock.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Whichever PRINCESS & THE FROG song is listed first on the ballot would be my choice as favorite.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    WHITE RIBBON could well win that one.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I wouldn't be surprised. I just think voters will get caught up in the AVATAR = Pretty formulation.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    I was big on raw oyster

    by Stabby

    until I got food poisoning the last time I had them. If you do ever decide to do raw oysters just make sure that you got to an oyster bar or a restaurant with a reputation for good oysters.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Speaking of THE WHITE RIBBON,

    by Subtitles_Off

    I wonder if Sixies ever went to see it. For those of you who may not remember, that was the penance he and I agreed upon to redeem his bullying me into seeing [deleted].

  • March 2, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    ...when I was a kid I wished life could be like an old...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Donald Duck cartoon. In old cartoons people are always eating giant chicken legs that look like a loaf of meatbread on a stick. No rubbery skin, no fat, no gristle...just lean, clean chicken the size of football.<P>That wasn't the only way I wished life resembled a cartoon...but it was at the top of the list.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    You have to remember, Col.,

    by Subtitles_Off

    pretty on a computer versus pretty real landscape. I still think The Oscars are the place you see real people react against the imaginary stuff.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    I always wished I could drop a ten-ton weight

    by Subtitles_Off

    on my brother's head. Not to kill him, you unnerstand. Just flatten his head a little.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    ...I tried the water balanced on top of the door trick...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but I used a bucket instead of a paper cup. My sister opened the door really fast and the five gallon bucket of water dropped straight down on top of her head.<P>Thank < P > I only filled it a quarter full...I could have killed her.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Series, while you're here...

    by Subtitles_Off

    You haven't signed up at The Shelter, either.<P>http://tinyurl.com/yz3kena

  • March 2, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Crazy Heart

    by Series7

    Will win song. Though the epic failure of not nominating the Keith David song from Princess and the Frog shall never be forgiven. Why do the Oscars always fuck this up?

  • March 2, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Yeah no fish

    by Series7

    No nothing. Can't stand it. I mean every once in a while I'll partake but I'll never order it.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Did you guys see the STYLO music video I linked to?

    by anonymoose

    http://tinyurl.com/stylomv <P> Bruce Willis has a cameo. You won't miss it.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    I still think one of the younger actresses might pull an upset.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Carey Whatzername or Gabbie Whozit.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    ...by the way, Series, I saw WORLD'S GREATES DAD...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...on you. I think it's good movie, and I'm glad I saw it, but...fuuuuuuuck, it's bleak.<P>Definitely a damp squib 0 out of 10 on the post-movie coitus scale.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Flick

    by Series7

    Really? My wife loved it. Its bleak as shit but it has a very uplifting ending.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    ...my wife liked it too, but she sent me out for a...

    by FlickaPoo

    vasectomy at 7 a.m. the next morning.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Subs, yes, an upset could well be in the cards.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • March 2, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Is World's Greatest Dad Todd Solondz Happiness bleak?

    by Stabby

    Because I actually thought that movie was hilarious. Especially the Russian cab driver crooner.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Yeah I'm back

    by Six Demon Bag

    No I haven't seen white ribbon<p>will get deets on kuro-thon. <p> Oscar predictions henceforth.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    I may go see the Oscar

    by Series7

    Nominated short films tomorrow.

  • March 2, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Am I invisible?

    by anonymoose

  • March 2, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    What's up 'moosie?

    by Stabby

    I see ya just fine.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    ...WORLD'S GREATEST DAD & bleakness...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...good movie, but its depiction of parenthood is a worst case scenario in every possible way, and its portrayal of Robin Williams as a failed novelist is crushing enough to make you never want to attempt another creative act for the rest of your life...for fear of failing and ending up like him. <P>Impressive.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    ...sorry 'moose, I just can't watch the link just now...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...what are your views on seafood?

  • March 2, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Views on seafood?

    by anonymoose

    I don't eat seafood.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    I can't believe Monique is going to win an oscar

    by Stabby

    Streep should be in Best Supporting for Julie & Julia and she should win.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    ...well, that settles that then.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Flick, it'll be waiting for you at the shelter's welcome message

    by anonymoose

  • March 2, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    ...regarding moose and seafood I mean.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    ...oh, good. I always check those out.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    march 23rd---kuro-thon (his bday)

    by Six Demon Bag

    6:00 AM Sanshiro Sugata (1943) A young man struggles to learn the ssence of the martial arts. Cast: Ryunosuke Tsukigata, Akitake Kono, Shoji Kiyokawa. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-79 mins, TV-PG <P> 7:30 AM Most Beautiful, The (1944) Japanese women sacrifice everything for the war effort. Cast: Takashi Shimura, Shoji Kiyokawa, Ichiro Sugai. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-85 mins, TV-PG <P> 9:00 AM Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail, The (1945) In medieval Japan, a feudal lord undertakes a perilous mission to put his brother's soul to rest. Cast: Kenjiro Okochi, Susumu Fujita, Kenichi Enomoto. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-59 mins, TV-PG <P> 10:00 AM Sanshiro Sugata Part 2 (1945) A judo fighter continues his training to prove his superiority to foreign challengers. Cast: Denjiro Okochi, Susumu Fujita, Ryunosuke Tsukigata. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-82 mins, TV-PG <P>11:30 AM No Regrets For Our Youth (1946) A woman flees society after seeing her father and lover destroyed by government oppression. Cast: Danjiro Oicochi, Eiko Miyoshi, Setsuko Hara. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-110 mins, TV-PG <P>1:30 PM One Wonderful Sunday (1947) An engaged couple tries to enjoy their Sunday holiday without spending any money. Cast: Midori Ariyama, Chieko Nakakita, Isao Numasaiki. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-110 mins, TV-PG <P>3:30 PM Drunken Angel (1948) An alcoholic doctor builds a shaky friendship with a dying gangster. Cast: Takashi Shimura, Toshiro Mifune, Reizaburo Yamamoto. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-98 mins, TV-PG, CC <P>5:30 PM Stray Dog (1949) When a detective's gun is stolen, he tears apart the underworld to get it back. Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi, Shimamura, Keiko Awaji. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-122 mins, TV-PG <P>8:00 PM Rashomon (1950) In medieval Japan, four people offer conflicting accounts of a rape and murder. Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-88 mins, TV-PG <P>9:30 PM Seven Samurai (1954) Japanese villagers hire a team of traveling samurai to defend them against a bandit attack. Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Kuninori Kodo. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-207 mins, TV-14 <P>1:00 AM Yojimbo (1961) A samurai-for-hire sets the warring factions of a Japanese town against each other. Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Eijiro Tono, Seizaburo Kawazu. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-111 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format <P>3:00 AM Sanjuro (1962) A wandering samurai recruits younger fighters to help him battle corruption. Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Hakadai, Yuzo Kayama. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-95 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format <P>4:45 AM Dodes 'Ka-Den (1970) Slum dwellers in Tokyo fight to survive while dreaming of better lives. Cast: Yoshitaka Zushi, Kin Sugai, Kaou Kato. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. C-140 mins, TV-14

  • March 2, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    I've only seen 5 of them

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 2, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Oho!

    by TedKordLives

    I've got something for you guys. When I clock out, it's on.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    9th and 10th

    by Six Demon Bag

    8:00 PM Ikiru (1952) A dying man devotes his last months to building a children's playground. Cast: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Kyoko Sieki. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-143 mins, TV-14 <P> 10:30 PM Throne of Blood (1957) Spurred by his wife and a witch's prediction, a samurai murders his lord to steal the throne. Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-109 mins, TV-14 <P> 12:30 AM Hidden Fortress, The (1958) In medieval Japan, a samurai fights to sav a feudal lord's daughter from bandits. Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Misa Uehara, Ninoru Chiaki. Dir: Toshiro Mifune. BW-139 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format<P> 3:00 AM Hakuchi (1951) A former mental patient's romantic involvements lead to tragedy. Cast: Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Toshiro Mifune. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-166 mins, TV-PG <P> 10 Wednesday 6:00 AM Lower Depths, The (1957) An elderly pilgrim tries to help the inhabitants of a Japanese flop house. Cast: Isuzu Yamada, Toshiro Mifune, Bokuzen Hidari. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-125 mins, TV-14

  • March 2, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    16th and 17th

    by Six Demon Bag

    8:00 PM Bad Sleep Well, The (1960) A man seeks revenge by marrying the daughter of his father's enemy. Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyoko Kagawa. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-151 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format <P> 10:45 PM High And Low (1963) Kidnappers mistake a chauffeur's son for the child of a wealthy businessman. Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Kyoko Kagawa, Tatsuya Nakadai. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-143 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format <P> 1:15 AM Red Beard (1965) A tough doctor takes a young intern under his wing. Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Yuzo Kayama, Yoshio Tsuchiya. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-185 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format <P> 4:30 AM I Live In Fear (1955) An elderly industrialist's fear of nuclear warfare leads his family to accuse him of insanity. Cast: Kamatari Fujiwara, Kazuo Kato, Toshiro Mifune. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-103 mins, TV-PG, CC <P> 17 Wednesday 6:15 AM Scandal (1950) A tabloid report tries to turn a singing star's friendship with a young artist into an illiciet romance. Cast: Yoko Katsuragi, Toshiro Mifune, Noriko Sengoku. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. BW-105 mins, TV-PG

  • March 2, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah!

    by TedKordLives

    Mad Dog Morgan at midnight tomorrow night at the Alamo! Look it up on imdb. <P> I am so there.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    30th

    by Six Demon Bag

    8:00 PM Dersu Uzala (1975) A Russian explorer brings the Asiatic hunter who saved his life back to civilization. Cast: Maksim Munzuk, Yuri Solomin, Svetlana Danilchenko. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. C-141 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format <P> 10:30 PM Kagemusha (1980) Japanese clansmen force a poor thief to impersonate their dead warlord. Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kenichi Hagiwara. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. C-180 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format <P>1:45 AM Ran (1985) An aging lord's decision to retire brings out the worst in his sons. Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. C-163 mins, , Letterbox Format

  • March 2, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    Bad Sleep Well is his

    by Series7

    Shit I've had that sitting in my DVR for weeks I should get on that bad boy. No Runaway Train?

  • March 2, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Red Beard and Kagemusha

    by Series7

    Got them as well.

  • March 2, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    I had a chance to meet Jeff Bridges once,

    by Francis Begbie

    I worked on The Door in the Floor when I was in college. I was told I was gonna meet him but when I mentioned I would call him the dude they never brought him into the production office.

  • March 2, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    ...another one. Always use a spotter boys and girls...

    by FlickaPoo

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/02/kristian-digby-dead-bbc-p_n_482520.html

  • March 2, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    you coulda called him STARMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 2, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Jeebus!

    by TedKordLives

    I've never seen a single Kurosawa film? <P> Where do I keep that sharp knife...

  • March 2, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    ...I've only seen two or three...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm ashamed.

  • March 2, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    ...a looong time ago.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    I've only seen SEVEN SAMURAI and RAN.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I hang my head in shame.

  • March 2, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    after this month..WE really have no excuse...

    by Six Demon Bag

    its either this or well collect alms and buy that kick ass box set...

  • March 2, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    i seriously rec BAD SLEEP WELL..

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 2, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Everyone

    by Series7

    Should also go out and see Runaway Train. Great fucking movie.

  • March 2, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Yeah looks like most Kurosawa films are on tuesdays...

    by D.Vader

    All night and early morning wednesday. And holy shit are they showing a lot! There are some I've never even heard of too, like The Most Beautiful and I Live in Fear. <p> Damn, my DVR is going to fill up QUICK!

  • March 2, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives, I suggest you start with the classics...

    by D.Vader

    Watch SEVEN SAMURAI first, since its his most well-known. Its his Samurai epic. <p> Then watch Rashomon, because its a brilliant exploration on the nature of "truth". <p> Then watch Yojimbo since I'm sure you've seen the Clint Eastwood remake "A Fistful of Dollars". <p> Then watch High and Low to change things up, his modern, Japanese take on King's Ransom. <p> And if you're up for it, watch RAN bc its Shakespeare and Throne of Blood for the same reason.

  • March 2, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    STARMAN!

    by TedKordLives

    AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHaaaaaaahhhhhhh!<P> Wait, that's not right...

  • March 2, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I've only seen....

    by D.Vader

    Seven Samurai <br> Rashomon <br> Yojimbo <br> The Hidden Fortress (Ted you should watch this too bc it influenced Star Wars and every shot of an army coming out of the mist- those shots are in A Bug's Life and The Phantom Menace) <br> Ran <br>High and Low <p> But I own, and still haven't seen yet, Kagemusha, Throne of Blood, Stray Dog, and Drunken Angel. I'm behind on the times.

  • March 2, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Starman

    by Six Demon Bag

    Came from the west to battle the amazing Rando!!!!<p>wait that's ain't right either

  • March 2, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Thanks D.Vader

    by TedKordLives

    I'll take that under advisement.

  • March 2, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I've heard about Hidden Fortress.

    by TedKordLives

    I've got a lot of catching up to do, I reckon.

  • March 2, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    There's a Staaaarmaaaaan, waiting in the sky

    by D.Vader

    He'd like to come and meet us but he thinks he'll blow our minds!

  • March 2, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Series, I think me and you have almost opposite taste

    by Continentalop

    But I completely agree with you about RUNAWAY TRAIN, hence forth known as RUNAWAY FUCKING TRAIN. <P> Anyone who thinks Eric Roberts can't act should see that movie.

  • March 2, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    The Crazies

    by MacReady452

    So I have the original in my Netflix que but I have never seen it. I saw Sahara but it was a long time ago. I went into this movie cold with no expectations or prejudices other than Seth Bullock is always hard as fuck.<p>Not 5 minutes into the movie I was annoyed by the resolution of the movie. That "wiggle" or "gritty" look distracted me the entire movie. If you want a clean look when you pay to see a movie you won't get it with this film.<p>I started to have vague flashbacks of The Happening when people started losing their shit early in the movie. Fortunately this is relieved with a reasonable cause for the events that are occurring.<p>The cast is strong. Olyphant is never overly disturbed by what is going on but is interesting enough to keep the audience engaged and on his side. Radha Mitchell is 100% less robotic than she was in Surrogates. Joe Anderson playing Olyphant's deputy was the most interesting and likable character. The tone is kept very serious and real even if the desperation that is supposed to envelope the movie is never fully realized.<p>There are a few stand out sequences that I really enjoyed but over all, I found the movie lukewarm. It didn't offend or insult me and I like the genre so I'll give it 3/5 stars.

  • March 2, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Kurasawa films I have seen:

    by Continentalop

    Sanshiro Sugata (I know it as Judo Saga) <P> Judo Saga II <P> No Regrets for our Youth <P> Drunken Angels <P> Stray Dog <P> Rashomon <P> Idiot <P> Ikura <P> Seven Samurai <P> Throne of Blood <P> The Lower Depths <P> The Hidden Fortress <P> The Bad Sleep Well <P> Yojimbo <p> Sanjuro <P> High and Low <P> Red Beard <P> Dodesukaden <P> Dersu Uzala <P> Kagemusha <P> Ran <P> Dreams <P> Rhapsody in August

  • March 2, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    D. Vader, I would add two movies to your Kurasawa list

    by Continentalop

    Stray Dog because it is one of the best policers ever made, and Ikura because it is so fucking great.

  • March 2, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Starman

    by Six Demon Bag

    Came from the west to battle the amazing Rando!!!!<p>wait that's ain't right either

  • March 2, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Conti--- are you Ted turner or Robert osbourne?

    by Six Demon Bag

    You can sit this month out...

  • March 2, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    HA!

    by TedKordLives

  • March 2, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Hey Mac. What's up?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • March 2, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Conti I would have put those on my list...

    by D.Vader

    ... If I'd opened the DVD boxes yet and watched them =). <p> I forgot I've seen Dreams as well. I was counting films based on what DVDs I own, and I don't own Dreams.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Seriously watch them D. Vader

    by Continentalop

    I don't know if it is 100% true but I have a theory that Stray Dog inspired both Madigan (even though it is based on a book) and 48 Hours. <p> And Ikura is just beautiful.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    48 Hours based on Kurosawa?

    by TedKordLives

    Stranger things have happened, I suppose.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    6DB, as I have said on many occasions

    by Continentalop

    I have seen a lot of films that are pre-1980s. From 1980-2000 I have seen a decent amount, After September 11th, fuck if I am lucky to heard about the movie. <P> 10 movies were nominated for best picture. I think I have only seen 3 of them.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Ted, Stray Dog is supposedly based on an Ed McBain crime novel

    by Continentalop

    But the basic plot is a cop who looses his gun to a criminal who is using it in a number of crimes. Sound familiar?

  • March 2, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Yeah, it does.

    by TedKordLives

    It sounds like the first app. of the Madmen in Blue Beetle's Charlton comics.<P> But that's just me.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    EDDIE MURPHY!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    fuck you...<P>no seriously eddie owes his career to kurosawa

  • March 2, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    no man thats 48HRS..

    by Six Demon Bag

    sweet denise crosby..

  • March 2, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Hey Colonel.

    by MacReady452

    Taylor ham and they always cut the edges in three places so it wouldn't totally curl up.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Denise Crosby-Yum!

    by TedKordLives

    I like it when she swears.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    I think you mean Ikiru, Conti

    by D.Vader

  • March 2, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    and that bat!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 2, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Since you're all in Kurosawa mode... in case you missed this.

    by anonymoose

    Capone: Good morning, everyone. <P> Wesley Snipes: Hey, there he is. Good morning. <P> Antoine Fuqua: Hey, I was getting deja vu for a minute. <P> Capone: Antoine, you mentioned last night just as you did a couple of years ago when we spoke that you are a big fan of Kurosawa, and how a lot of your films deal with that chipping away at honor and a code. <P> WS: I like Kurosawa, too, from another perspective. <P> [Everyone Laughs] <P> Capone: Sure. Those were like action films that had so much drama and character development. It’s really a rare thing these days to get that level of character development in action film. Can you talk a little bit about how you view your films through that filter, and Wesley please chime in on that, too, because I know that you are a fan. <P> Antone Fuqua: Kurosawa is a master. The thing with Kurosawa that’s most interesting, or one of the things that is most interesting, obviously he comes from a samurai family which is really interesting about him. And it was all about honor and integrity, and the one thing that I learned from Kurosawa is he would always take his heroes and drag them through mud. He would literally do that. And I believe that you have to almost break a man down to all fours and drag him through the mud and then see how he comes out on the other side. If he can still stand up… <P> Capone: If he comes out on the other side. <P> WS: Yeah! <P> [Everyone Laughs] <P> AF: That’s right, “If” he comes out, which is really all about choices, which is what SEVEN SAMURAI is about, choices and then WILD BUNCH did it, which was about choices, and the choices you make for others, a selfless choice. He explored that a lot, and I didn’t know it as a kid that that’s what was happening, I just felt that sort of honor, and so I grew up on a code that I pulled from that, which was friendship and integrity and your word is your word, yet sometimes you have to take action for someone you might not even know. I love films about that, and his films are also about men under pressure. RAN and THRONE OF BLOOD, it’s about men under pressure with these great warriors who are under great pressure. Obviously, he studied Shakespeare, and that’s where a lot of that came from as well. So it just moves me when I see men under pressure having to make life decisions, and it can be life-threatening decisions. And when they make the right decision, something inside me lights up, you know? <P> Capone: It’s just as interesting when they make the wrong decision, too. <P> AF: Yeah, because you see the consequence, but ultimately at the end of it someone is making the right choice. Take TRAINING DAY, Ethan Hawke made the right choice. In this one, Richard Gere made the right choice. Even Wesley’s character made the right choice, but because of the ugly world he was living in, he couldn’t escape it and get out. That’s how Kurosawa has… And then there are all sorts of visual ways I can go nuts with, so yeah. <P> Capone: [To Snipes] What is your perspective on his films? <P> WS: The scope. The epic character of it, but he also had, for me, dynamic actors who were also physical. They had deep emotional expressions or could express themselves emotionally… deep personalities, but at the same time they were very physical, and that’s right up my alley. <P> Capone: I can see that. <P> AF: That makes perfect sense. <P> WS: Because there are very few actors, I’ve grown to realize, that have that mix and that balance of being able to be deeply emotional, but at the same time be consistent with that emotion and character and be physical at the same time, you know, not come out of character when it comes time for the action sequence. That’s kind of what I find interesting. I guess that would be the model that I tailored my early training around. Mostly, all of the scenes I ever did in school ultimately had some physicality involved with it, you know. I like that. <P> Capone: So Toshiro Mifune has a very special place in your world? <P> WS: Absolutely! That and you take William Marshall from BLACULA; you know what I’m saying? This guy, he was a Shakespearian actor and he brought to BLACULA a tone and a dignity and a depth of performance that was unusual for what we would consider a blaxploitation vampire flick. But for me as the actor, I’m looking at the technique that he’s using, his tone and choices, and I can make that from Toshiro Mifune and I tried to bring a lot of that to BLADE and even to this character, that realism, that true expression of the emotion, but also being physical at the same time.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    wow moose, you're really catering to the lazy

    by MacReady452

    that is still front page news.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Yeah, your right Vader

    by Continentalop

    I'm telling you to watch a sushi roll...Fuck, how embarrassing.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    I saw that Kurosawa bit, Moose, good repost

    by D.Vader

    I thought that was an interesting take on Kurosawa, one that seems echoed in the TCM article about the director that was linked earlier.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    I could watch a sushi roll right now...

    by D.Vader

    Mmmmm... You're right, it IS beautiful!

  • March 2, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Scream, Blacula, SCREAM!

    by TedKordLives

    Reboot Blacula with Snipes NOW!

  • March 2, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Snipes sounds like he's doesn't know what defuck

    by Six Demon Bag

    He's babbling bout

  • March 2, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    ...hey, Conti's list of Kurasawa films he has seen...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...is only two or three different from my list of Kurasawa films I have not seen...<P>Sigh.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    California Rolls have a level of depth and emotion few things ca

    by Continentalop

    But in all seriousness, IKIRU is a great movie. A kind of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE OF JAPAN, but without the sentimental nature whatsoever.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Why, Six?

    by anonymoose

    He sounds like a lot of actors who know what they're talking about. He's talking about the craft of acting, which may sound like babbling, but it makes sense. In this case, he's talking about keeping in character, even in action sequences, where many actors would just be concerned with their footing and lose focus on their character.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Hey, Flick if it makes you feel better

    by Continentalop

    I have not seen (deleted). <P> I also haven't seen INGLORIOUS BASTERDS or THE HURT LOCKER, or CRAZED HEART or STAR TREK or DISTRICT 9.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Yeah I've had Ikiru for over a year...

    by D.Vader

    Finally got the DVD for my birthday around Christmas 2008, but I still haven't seen it. Guess I was waiting for that perfect night to watch it. <p> The closest I've come to seeing it is that Simpsons episode where Homer learns he's gonna die.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    I'm confused. RUNAWAY TRAIN isn't Kurosawa, is it?

    by Subtitles_Off

    I thought it was a Russian director?<P>Anyway, the Kurosawa I've seen:<P>Rashomon, Ikiru, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, The Hidden Fortress, The Bad Sleep Well, Yojimbo, Sanjuro, High and Low, Kagemusha, Ran, Dreams<P>with Red Beard and Dersu Uzala upcoming in my queue.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Having seen Blacula for the first time recently...

    by TedKordLives

    ...I will say that Snipes is dead on regarding William Marshall's performance in the film. He really elevates the whole film with his pathos. <P> That said, I can't wait to see the sequel with Pam Grier.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Ha! Vader you just reminded me of one of my favorite Simpsons qu

    by Continentalop

    Homer Simpson: Aw Marge, why do we hafta go to Japan? <p> Marge Simpson: C'mon, Homer, Japan will be fun. You liked Rashomon. <p> Homer: That’s not how I remember it.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Kurosawa wrote Runaway Train...

    by D.Vader

    And was supposed to direct it originally.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Runaway train

    by Six Demon Bag

    Soul asylum

  • March 2, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Subs, RUNAWAY FUCKING TRAIN is based on a script

    by Continentalop

    By Kurasawa.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Heheheh, I love that quote, Conti

    by D.Vader

    Always makes me laugh. And the others in the room with me don't ever get it.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    I agree Ted

    by Continentalop

    William Marshall almost elevates that movie. Almost. <P> The guy who plays the doctor is ok, but man, some of the women in that movie were obviously not cast do to their acting chops.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Vader, I always laugh at the line

    by Continentalop

    Were Burns is talking about that guy who is always standing on his hind legs. Rory Calhoun.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Great quote conti!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 2, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    He's like a little... Who's that guy who's always standing...

    by D.Vader

    ... and walking? Why yes! He's like a little Rory Calhoun! <p> I always enjoyed the scene where Burns is in a full-body cast and being fed by Homer, and he keeps opening his mouth with that loud sound, awaiting the spoonful of food, just like Alex at the end of A Clockwork Orange.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    ☆☆RIGHT-BRAIN CINEMA☆☆™<P>TIME OUT<P>

    by Subtitles_Off

    L'emploi du temps<P>2001. French. Subtitled.<P>Directed by Laurent Cantent.<P>Maybe it's due to my present predicament, but I found this understated character study to be one of the most affecting and effective mid-life crisis dramas I've seen. Sad-eyed actor Aurelien Recoing, who could pass as a French Kevin Spacey, plays "Vincent," a man who loses his job and begins a complicated deception with his family and friends. He slips naturally into the role of a con-man and, briefly, a black-marketeer before he's forced to face the consequences of his situation. Slow and subtle but moving. An antidote to facile Hollywood productions - such as UP IN THE AIR - that either gussy up the scenario with bombast or skirt it completely.<P>★★★★☆

  • March 2, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    A Spanish Peanut..no skin

    by MacReady452

  • March 2, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    I think you enjoyed it slightly more than I did Subs

    by Continentalop

    But I found it very effective and strangely haunting. You might be like me and still be thinking about the movie months from now.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Great, great Simpsons quote re: Rashomon!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • March 2, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    My favorite Simpsons/movie crossover

    by MacReady452

    is the King Kong parody, when Burns throws the gas canister right at his feet. They cut back to him and he is singing, "I was strolling through the gas one daaaaaaay...."

  • March 2, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    I enjoy the Jurassic Park/Westworld episode too

    by D.Vader

    Makes fun of Disney quite nicely as well.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Another favorite Simpsons movie quote

    by Continentalop

    Is when the kids are dragging the school bus up a mountain. <P> Martin Prince: I feel like I am in Fitzcarraldo! Nelson Muntz punches him. <P> Nelson: That movie was flawed!

  • March 2, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    ...it's weird. With books I love to time travel, both...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...with the content, and when they were written. I love to dip into the imagination of a person long dead.<P>With movies I gravitate toward stuff that was made more or less during my lifetime. I watch older stuff, and I appreciate it, but I have to force myself a bit.

  • March 2, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    MacReady452

    by Continentalop

    Another great line in the King Kong parody is Smithers when he hears Marge is going on the ship with them. <P> Smithers: I don't think Seaman and women mix. <P> Burns: I know what you think!

  • March 2, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Rob Zombie directed CSI:Miami

    by MacReady452

    on a brighter note Malcolm MacDowell was in the episode. I always enjoy Alex. Even in his earlier mention above.

  • March 2, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    that line is great Conti

    by MacReady452

  • March 2, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    I like sushi rolls because they have that depth

    by Subtitles_Off

    of flavor but also are really physical.<P>[Everybody laughs]<P>Wesley Snipes needs to pay his taxes and be still. Not necessarily in that order.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Glengarry Glen Ross: Abuse remix

    by savagedave

    Strangley relaxing<p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewqqNyb-AQ4

  • March 2, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    I'm the opposite Flick

    by Continentalop

    With movies. I seem to enjoy and appreciate older movies. I think it is because they were carving out the grammar and language of the medium back then. Nowadays, I don't think there really is a film vocabulary - people are so "advanced" in a way they can decipher and accepts any sort of images. <p> I think film nowadays is technical way more advanced, and obviously not nearly as dated or primitive, but it is also less literate. It's slick but lacks aesthetic qualities that I admire in older movies.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    In short

    by Continentalop

    I think past movies were like long beautiful hand written letters, and modern made movies are usually like Tweets. or Facebook post.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Sync with sushi roll: All the flavors

    by MacReady452

  • March 2, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    SAVAGEDAVE

    by Subtitles_Off

    http://tinyurl.com/yz3kena <P>Do it!

  • March 2, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Bart Simpson you are our NEW Fallout Boy!

    by D.Vader

    ... Is what I'd be saying if you weren't a few inches too short! NEXT!

  • March 2, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    HA!

    by TedKordLives

    I remember the 'women and seamen' line. <P> Hilarious!

  • March 2, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Let's not forget it was Moe...

    by D.Vader

    ... Who killed the original Alfalfa!

  • March 2, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    The Internet King?

    by Continentalop

    I wonder if he could provide faster nudity?

  • March 2, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    The goggles. They do NOTHINNNNG!

    by MacReady452

  • March 2, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    done

    by savagedave

    is there an interview or audition or what?

  • March 2, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Sync with old movies.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I see you black and white.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    ...Conti, what's weird is that I agree with you completely...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and yet older movies often make me fidgety.<P>I guess the difference is probably that you watch a movie the way I go to a painting museum...to enjoy, yes, but to study, learn, dissect, and steal techniques and tricks too.<P>I make an effort to approach movies that way, but if I'm honest I mostly watch movies for fun and to relax after I get home from dissecting at the painting museum all day.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Moe has one of the best lines ever

    by Continentalop

    Ugh. You smokers disgust me. Hey Apoo, do you have that breakfast cereal for people with Syphilis?

  • March 2, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    I always wanted to be a Teamster...

    by D.Vader

    So lazy and surly. <p> YAAAAAAAAAWN

  • March 2, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    I love this Mickey Rooney moment from Radioactive Man

    by D.Vader

    Rooney: Hi, Milhouse. The studio sent me to talk to you, being a former child star myself, and the number one box office draw from 1939 to 1940.<p> Bart: Wow, spanning two decades!

  • March 2, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Up and at them.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • March 2, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    favourite simpsons

    by savagedave

    The Lord of the Flies piece they do, where Milhouse is on trial for eating the food. Nelson, for the prosecution paces back and forth holding his chin speculatively, then just beats the crap out of him.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    UP and ATOM!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • March 2, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Up and at them!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • March 2, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Nothing to be ashamed of Flick

    by Continentalop

    I'm fucking bitching about new movies while on THE INTERNET instead of writing a letter to Cahiers du cinéma. Hard for me to get upset at people for enjoying modern entertainment.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    You are approved.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I see Series, too. Well done!!<P>Don't let me forget to bully Cobra into it.<P>You guys take a look at "Read Me First" to get your bearings and be sure to check out The Archives.<P>And thank 'moose for creating the whole thing and keeping the Home Page popping.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Sync with magazines

    by TedKordLives

    I have subscription cards.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    You're an ugly hate-filled man!

    by D.Vader

    Moe: Hey! I may be ugly and hate-filled but... uhh... what was that third thing you said?

  • March 2, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    I'm Idaho!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • March 2, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Your banned! YOUR ALL BANNED!

    by MacReady452

    great Savini cameo.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Another great moe line: I'm better than dirt...

    by Continentalop

    Well, most kinds of dirt. I mean not that fancy store bought dirt. That stuffs loaded with nutrients. I...I can't compete with that stuff.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    ...except for animation...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'll gladly sit through hours of experimental animation that would bore a supermax prisoner.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Thing about older movies, Flick, is,

    by Subtitles_Off

    the more you watch, the less you notice that kind of homeworky discomfort you speak of. <P>At least that was my experience.<P>Same with foreign films.<P>Not so much with blatant art movies.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Kid Gorgeous

    by MacReady452

    Kid Presentable<p>Kid Moe

  • March 2, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    classic Moe

    by savagedave

    "I'm gonna take you out for a steak the size of a toilet seat!"

  • March 2, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Flick, SITA SINGS THE BLUES

    by Subtitles_Off

    http://www.sitasingstheblues.com/<P>The rest of you Peebers, too, if you are animation fans.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Sync with The Simpsons.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I have no means to quote you.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    ...yeah, that's why I'm pushing myself...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...especially because black and white movies generally have a much more painterly style...documentaries with old footage are great for that too.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Blatant art movies only work as shorts IMO

    by Continentalop

    For example: <P> http://tinyurl.com/yc3kv2o

  • March 2, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    ...thanks for reminding me, Subs...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...another one that got lost in the shuffle of switching from Blockbuster to Netflix.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Go banana!

    by D.Vader

    OUCH! I bent my Wookiee... =(

  • March 2, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    "ooo..a gar-age. Mr ladi-da Frenchman."

    by MacReady452

    "What do you call it Moe?"<p> "A car hole."

  • March 2, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    "Here's yer problem...

    by TedKordLives

    ...Somebody set this thing to 'Evil'".

  • March 2, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Meshes of the Afternoon! Yeah!

    by D.Vader

    I saw that in class 8 years ago and have been trying to remember what the name was for the past couple of years to no avail. Googling experimental film and mirror didn't yield me a lot of good responses.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Ralph to Lunchlady Dorris: What's for lunch tomorrow?

    by D.Vader

    Director: NEXT! <p> Ralph: Chicken Necks?

  • March 2, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Vader, you ever see Un Chien Andalou?

    by Continentalop

    The Louis Bunuel film were they cut the guys eye?

  • March 2, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah, Conti

    by D.Vader

    Was part of the same screening as Meshes of the Afternoon. I've seen Un Chien Andalou a few times since then as well. <p> Another reason I love The Pixies is for their references to it in "Debaser".

  • March 2, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    We'll pick the DD like they pick the pope.

    by MacReady452

    Reach in and grab a pickled egg. Who ever gets the black one stays sober tonight.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Wasn't it finally determined that the "eye" they cut...

    by D.Vader

    Was a calf's eye or something? Or is that one of the theories floating around and they've never admitted it yet... <p> I can't get my girlfriend to see it bc she has a thing against eye-violence. And I can't say I blame her, I'm pretty much the same way.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Marge? Yeah, she's cool.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • March 2, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    I like how this Pedalback has scewed

    by MacReady452

    into two factions: experimental obscure animation and the most mainstream low grade animation/funniest show ever.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I don't think they cut an human eye

    by Continentalop

    But it is a very squirm inducing scene.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    "Homer, there's a scientist here to see you."

    by Subtitles_Off

    "Is it Batman?"<P>"No."<P>"Batman's a scientist."<P>"It's NOT Batman!"

  • March 2, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    ...and I watch plenty of subtitled movies, but I know from...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...watching Italian movies that you lose at least thirty percent of the movie in translation...I want to spend half the move explaining to my wife why a certain scene is funny or sad in the original.<P> With other languages I can only imagine what I'm missing...

  • March 2, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    We skew. That's what we do.

    by Subtitles_Off

    We're bent.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    ...there must be at least one eye cutting scene...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...in THE SIMPSONS.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    I often wonder how much I'm losing,

    by Subtitles_Off

    with my Subtitles_On.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    nice exchange between father and son

    by STLost

    Bart: No offense, Homer, but your half-assed under-parenting was a lot more fun than your half-assed over- parenting. <p> Homer: But I'm using my whole ass.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Ned Flanders got laser eye-surgery in the future...

    by D.Vader

    And ended up having his eyeballs fall out as a result.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    My gf also doesn't like ants

    by D.Vader

    I don't think she'd appreciate the movie as much as the rest of us.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    LISA: "With a little middle relief,....

    by savagedave

    "they might even make the playoffs!"<p>HOMER:"you'll be in your cold, cold grave before that happens"<p>MARGE: "Homer, would you please stop talking about the children’s graves?"

  • March 2, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Duh, I'm da captain!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • March 2, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    My capacity for remembering Simpsons quotes...

    by TedKordLives

    ...is far outstipped by all of yours. I can respect that.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Flick, that is why comedies don't translate well over seas

    by Continentalop

    And why who translates the movie is so important. I mean, sometimes you have to completely change a word or line if you want to convey the same meaning or significance. <P> But considering the fact I can't speak Italian, I'll have to settle with subtitles if I want to watch giallo or poliziotteschi film, because the dubbing just sucks.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    ...how does your girlfriend feel about the old...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...gut off a guy's eyelids, stake him to the ground near an anthill, and pour honey on his eyeballs routine?

  • March 2, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    savage, change your nickname at the shelter to your AICN handle.

    by anonymoose

  • March 2, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Why do you mock me, O Lord?

    by Continentalop

    Marge: Homer, that's not God. That's just a waffle that Bart tossed up there. <P> Homer: I know I shouldn't eat thee, but...Mmm, sacrilicious.

  • March 2, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    It's to the right. "Edit my membership"

    by anonymoose

  • March 2, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    *RANDOM LANDIS QUOTE OF THE DAY*

    by TedKordLives

    If it's like beer we'll have some!

  • March 2, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    ...when I was growing up, the same guy dubbed...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the voices of Bill Cosby and Sylvester Stallone in Italian.<P> Strange but true.<P>And you haven't lived until you've watched DIFFERENT STROKES in Italian..."ma cosa mi dici Willis?!".

  • March 2, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    I am out of here!

    by Continentalop

    Simpsons quotes are keeping me here, but I've got stuff to do so I have to break away. <P> Adios everyone. And remember: <P> Oh Marge, weaseling out of things is important to learn. It is what separates us from the animals...well, except for the weasel.

  • March 2, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    It's a quote, and...

    by TedKordLives

    My personal philosophy.

  • March 2, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    ..."sacrilicious"...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...my new word of the month.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Later Conti.

    by TedKordLives

    Strong finish, too.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Mmmm 100 slices of American cheese

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 2, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Ted, I watched The Simpsons every day growing up

    by D.Vader

    It was syndicated for an hour at dinner time every week night. So growing up, my brother and I watched 2 episodes a day for years.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    ..."sacrilicious". Didn't Scary say that she and her...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...sister once chowed down on a box of communion wafers at church?<P>I hope so...the world is a better place if that story is true.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Sorry ted, I got one more

    by Continentalop

    I couldn't leave without saying: <P> Embiggens? I never heard that word before I moved to Springfield. <P> I don't know why. It's a perfectly cromulent word.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    I hope they at least had ranch dressing for dipping.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Beats holy water.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Thu shalt not horn in thy husbands racket

    by savagedave

    "Where in the bible does it say racket?"<p>"Its in there!"

  • March 2, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Gotta roll, guys.

    by ColonelFatheart

    See y'all later. Remember: Keep fuckin' that chicken.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Just watched Ebert on Oprah.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I can't stand Oprah.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    See ya, Col. and 'Lop.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    ..."I just watched [...] Oprah"...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I want to make a joke, but that's such a brave and personal confession...I just can't do it.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    ...Colonel, watch out for malaise.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    His "voice"

    by Subtitles_Off

    was truly impressive. Not the generic one - the one based off his recorded audio.<P>I just get so fed up with Oprah's "I love that story, tell us more about God" crap. And the way she turns to her audience and gives them permission to applaud.<P>"Do as I say, w-o-m-e-n, or I won't let you look under your seats!"

  • March 2, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich

    by Subtitles_Off

    on toast with a little light malaise.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Flicka

    by TedKordLives

    Too easy, man, too easy.<P> Like playing Marco Polo with a deaf kid.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    ...three hundred women in unison...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...ecstatically digging for prizes in their own wild rumpuses...there's a perfect joke in there somewhere...why can't I find it?

  • March 2, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Actually, Subby

    by TedKordLives

    I'm having tacos for lunch. Crunchy crunchy tacos.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Yum, tacos.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Love tacos.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Afternoon peebers....

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    What's rattlin'?

  • March 2, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    ...we're all just loitering...waiting for Teddy's story.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Publication of the book Cameron optioned for

    by Subtitles_Off

    his Hiroshima film has been halted due to suspicions regarding its validity.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    ...hmmm, it is a pretty wild story.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    For those that missed the Oprah/Ebert interview... highlights...

    by anonymoose

    http://tinyurl.com/yzu5f5j

  • March 2, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    ...I think I'll pass, but thank you.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Precious and Blind Side predictions got applause.

    by anonymoose

    The audience is like, "Dafuck is The Hurt Locker and Crazy Heart?"

  • March 2, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Disney's in tiffy with Cablevision.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Ransoming The Oscars.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Waiting for moi?

    by TedKordLives

    Gotta wait til I'm off the clock to post. I just wanna make sure that my posterior is covered, ya know?

  • March 2, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Woot!

    by TedKordLives

    They're holding a copy of Elfman's Mars Attacks score for me at Waterloo!! <P> Total Blue Beetle music right there.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    'moose, I guarantee the audience applauded

    by Subtitles_Off

    because Oprah was waving her hands in the air to prompt them.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    ...if she says "you go girl" or the equivalent to him...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I might involuntarily smash my computer. I can't afford a new one right now.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Rare photos from STAR WARS set.

    by Subtitles_Off

    http://tinyurl.com/yeazgyy<P>For those of you who are into that sort of thing.<P>

  • March 2, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Wow, Subs...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    What's the title of that first Star Wars pic...Han, Luke and Leia smoke a space joint...???

  • March 2, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    "May the THC be with you..."

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • March 2, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    ...Princess Leia, chugging a 40.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    There's a great Oprah skit on SNL a few years ago...

    by D.Vader

    Had Oprah giving away tons of gifts to her audience, each one more ridiculous than the last, and the audience goes crazier and crazier with each one, culminating in one girl giving birth right there on the audience steps and someone else (Tina Fey maybe) ripping another woman's arms off. <p> It was great.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    ...I imagine that fulfills a fantasy for someone somewhere.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    ...ha! I saw that D. Oooprah! Oooprah! Ooopra!

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    I saw those SW pictures earlier today. An interesting note...

    by D.Vader

    Two of those pictures are from the deleted sub-plot from Empire Strikes Back where Wampas were getting into the base and killing Tauntauns. One picture shows a dead Wampa laying on the ground, covered by bits of wall and wiring. Another shot, possibly from this sub-plot or possibly from when the Empire invades, shows Rebel soldiers firing down a corridor. At Wampas? Maybe. <p> The other definite picture from this deleted scene is the one of the Snowtroopers standing outside a closed door with a torn, yellow sign on it. <p> Behind that door are a bunch of captured Wampas. 3-PO, on his way to the Falcon, rips off the yellow "WARNING!" sign, which allows the chasing Snowtroopers to open the door, thinking Rebels are in there, and find themselves getting attacked by pissed off Wampas.

  • March 2, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Cooooool...D. ...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Why didn't Lucas add THAT scene to the remakes???? Wampas vs Stormtroopers!!!! That would'a been sweet...

  • March 2, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Oprah's Favorite Things: The real deal and the Skit

    by D.Vader

    Here's the real deal as setup for some of you. Just look at the PHOTOS of the audience reaction here: <p>http://tinyurl.com/y8nbmj9 <p> Now check out the SNL skit spoofing this from 2004: http://tinyurl.com/b43xzx <p> Hilariously awesome.

  • March 2, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    ...fascinating article about 3-D in The New Yorker...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...just started it, but it seems to be saying that 3-D is the future of film and always has been...starting with the first experiments with stereoscopic photography around 1860.

  • March 2, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    I dunno if the Wampas vs Snowtroopers scene was shot...

    by D.Vader

    But I do know that what led up to it WAS shot. There are other photos online of 3PO ripping the "WARNING" sign off the wall, but no pictures that I know of showing the Wampas pulling the Troopers into the room or showing Wampas fighting the Troopers. <p> I think it was deleted bc A) it wasn't necessary and got in the way of the real plot- the Imperial attack and B) They didn't have real good working Wampa suits. <p> These scenes explain why there are Wampas in every other room during the Hoth levels of the Nintendo 64 game "Shadows of the Empire". <p> I've heard that the shot from ESB of R2 strolling down a hall and having ice fall on his head is actually from a scene where a Wampa is about to break through a wall. They reused it to show how heavy the footsteps of the AT-ATs were. <p> You can STILL see a remnant from this Wampa sub-plot in the finished film. Just before Han is about to go out to find Luke, he asks about Speeders, and someone says they're having trouble adapting them to the cold (So Han takes a Tauntaun instead). <p> If you look in the background, you'll notice a BIG smear of red blood on the wall, and the medical droid, 2-1B, and some rebels are kneeling on the ground next to a dead Tauntaun, one that's been killed by an intruding Wampa.

  • March 2, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    ..."the mind feels its way into the very depths of the picture..

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the scraggy branches of a tree in the foreground run out at us as if they would scratch our eyes out." -Oliver Wendell Holmes, in The Atlantic Monthly, 1859.

  • March 2, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    3D IS the next stage of film.

    by TedKordLives

    But only because the big shots(Cameron, Lucas, etc.) say so. Personally, I'm not looking forward to Spider-Man shooting his webs at my face.

  • March 2, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    ...Ted, you're the magazine god, check it out...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...it's pointing out that 3-D photography predates the moving picture...that far from being newfangled, photography was trying to go 3-D from the very beginning...<P>Interesting.

  • March 2, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Vaderman...You got your Star Wars shit DOWN...!!!

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Should'a 'spected that from your name....<p>I love that shit...It would have been "Aliens" a decade before "Aliens".<p>"Han, they're right on top of us!!!" <p>"Quiet, Leia, there's something wrong eith the scanner..."<p>There's nothing WRONG with the scanner..."<p>Flash light up to reveal many Wampas with blood on their fangs..."Game OVER ,man. Game OVER!!!"<p>What other deleted plots do you know about?

  • March 2, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Wampas vs. Stormtroopers

    by TedKordLives

    God DAMN that would've been cool.

  • March 2, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Flicka

    by TedKordLives

    We get the New Yorker on Wednesdays here. I'll check it out tomorrow, for sure.

  • March 2, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Shit! I forgot you Flicka!

    by TedKordLives

    In the story, I mean. I gotta figure you in before I post it.

  • March 2, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    If only I had an 1860 brain in my 2010 skull,

    by Subtitles_Off

    3D might fascinate me.

  • March 2, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Anyone here seen...

    by TedKordLives

    Michael Powell's 'The Tales of Hoffman'? It's George Romero's favorite weird movie.

  • March 2, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST

    ...you forgot...me?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...

  • March 2, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    I know, man. You're a constant here. I suck.

    by TedKordLives

    There's just getting to be so many of us, ya know? Plus I started writing at the bar, so....the last page or so is pretty illegible.

  • March 2, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Flick is the omniscient narrator.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Oh God Yes!

    by TedKordLives

    Mars Attacks main titles, take me away!

  • March 2, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    anyone know

    by Disgustin_Justin

    how one would put a space in your talkback name?

  • March 2, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Nope, Justin. But I've seen them, so it

    by Subtitles_Off

    must be possible.

  • March 2, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST

    right

    by Disgustin_Justin

  • March 2, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST

    ...the deficient narrator.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    ...I'd like to know that too, Disgustin...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...just out of curiosity.<P>There is an alt-key code that makes a space...maybe that has something to do with it?

  • March 2, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Nah. That don't work.

    by TedKordLives

    The narrator thing, I mean. We've all gotta be front and center.

  • March 2, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    ...Subs, not to beat a dead horse, but the problems...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...you describe while watching [deleted] sound as though you might be having some sort of physical trouble with 3-D.<P>I expected to have a hard time with it...it's not a problem in real life, but apparently the tracking muscles (that rotate the eyeball) are imbalanced in my eyes...my right eye being weak. Anyway, I could never do those Magic Eye posters and shit...I fully expected to walk out of [deleted] in disgust after twenty minutes.<P>Not that it matters of course.

  • March 2, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Yeah...

    by Subtitles_Off

    It turns my stomach.<P>BWA-HA-HA-HA! See what I did there?<P>No, I think certainly, my eyes are weaker than they've ever been. I'm experiencing issues with focus and with reading. That's got have an impact.<P>But, also, it's the subject matter that has embraced this whole current 3D fad. You know Geek Adventure is my least favorite genre.<P>Also - might as well beat the dead horse - I'm just really not impressed with the idea. My mind has always done the necessary 3-dimensionalizing of two dimensional entertainment for me. Painters add perspective. Cinematographers do the same thing. Life is in three dimensions. I'm fairly used to it. Imitation three dimension technology just doesn't tickle my nethers.

  • March 2, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    *got to have an impact*

    by Subtitles_Off

    You probably knew that already.

  • March 2, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    I didn't even mention the artificial inflation of

    by Subtitles_Off

    movie tickets.

  • March 2, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    More than likely that alt-key thing is the secret, Flick.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I wonder if anyone has tried to use < p > to force a two-line handle?

  • March 2, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    A two-line handle?

    by TedKordLives

    Wouldn't that, you know, crack the internet in half or something?

  • March 2, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    ...fair enough, but at its core, 3-D comes closer...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...to what your eyes do in real life...it's just an attempt to make movies binocular instead of monocular.<P>The guys in the 1800's just figured that a camera has one lens, but we have two, and our brain assembles the result into one image...why not give a camera two lenses too?<P>It's no more gimmicky than a normal photograph...or a series of photographs that give the illusion of a moving picture.<P>I can't believe I'm making this argument. I was dead set against 3-D...and it's one more nail in the coffin of my chosen profession.

  • March 2, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    ...oh, I wonder if you could cut-and-paste a handle...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that has spaces in it and then just swap out the words to make your own thing?...I just cut and paste alt symbols whenever possible...

  • March 2, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Tedders

    by Six Demon Bag

    Is it the expanded mars attacks or what?? Regardless still a fun score

  • March 2, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Lt Stabby drug the still unconscious body...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    of Lt. Calls into Sickbay.<p>“What happened to him?” asked Dr. Morbius, Chief Medical Officer, CMO, of the USS Gary Oldman.<p>“He was reluctant to leave the Holodeck.” Stabby left it at that.<p>“I see,” said Morbius. “Put him up here on the ‘nostic bed, will you? Flickapoo is on his way.”<p>“What was he like when you found him, Lieutenant ?”<p>Stabby stopped for a moment and considered his words. “BUG FUCK CRAZY,” was the answer he finally settled on. “He kept taking calls for someone named ‘Scorpio’….and there were calls for him ALL the time. At least that’s what he told me right before I knocked him the FUCK out.”<p>“Interesting. Let’s see what the ‘gnostic bed tells us…Hmmmm? What‘s this?”<p>“Doctor?”<p>“Scans are showing some kind of growth in his right ear.”<p>The doors to Sickbay swished and Counselor Flickapoo entered at a dead run. “What happened?”<p>Stabby stood upright. “Lt. Calls would NOT leave the holodeck as ordered by the Captain.”<p>“Relax, the both of you,” Dr. Morbius told them. “I’ve found the problem…”And with that the doctor pulled a 1 ½ inch scorpion like slug out of Lt. Calls right ear. The hideous arachnid squirmed and twisted trying to extract itself from the tweezers the good doctor held in his hand. <p>“Those things AGAIN???” Stabby forced the implanted blades in his fore-arm to extend and stepped toward the wriggling parasite. “I hate spybugs…”<p>“WAIT!!!” yelled Flick. “…We need to know who sent it…who infected and hijacked Lt. Call’s brain with it…I think I understand what the ‘call center’ holodeck program was all about….These bugs are psychic, they soak up all information from those it meets and store it in the host‘s brain as a call from Scorpio….”<p>“I can make contact…I can end this. ”<p>Stabby stopped and considered the counselor’s words as weighed against his hatred of spybugs. Suddenly, he thought he saw a Portuguese man laughing hysterically out of the corner of his eye. But, when he turned to look , the strange man was gone.

  • March 2, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    ...a two line handle...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the mythical twelve-inch penis of talkback...

  • March 2, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    You're not making any argument. You're just

    by Subtitles_Off

    defending a technology. And I'm just dismissing it as unnecessary, adding very little to my personal enjoyment of a movie.<P>Now, when you come up with the reasoning that suggests 3D makes a superior movie-watching experience, then, we'll have an argument.

  • March 2, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Naw Sixies.

    by TedKordLives

    I settled for a used copy of the OST. It DOES, however, have Indian Love Call. I'm excited to put that on my Ipod.

  • March 2, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    There will come a day when pop-ups just don't

    by Subtitles_Off

    annoy you while you're surfing the internet. They'll actually pop out and poke you in the eye.<P>You can't tell me that's a necessary improvement. And, you might be looking forward to that day, but I'm not.<P>I'd much rather the best and brightest technological minds were working on feeding the starving or something.

  • March 2, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    ...don't make contact counselor, IT'S A TRAP!

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 8 p.m. CST

    Pedaltrek continues...Hoorah!!!

    by Subtitles_Off

    I thought Cheeses was holding out on us!

  • March 2, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    ...Subs. My argument, in a nutshell...

    by FlickaPoo

    http://tinyurl.com/yl8wh95<P> Case closed.

  • March 2, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

                Justin, try Alt 255

    by anonymoose

  • March 2, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Cheeses, yer stealin' mah thunda!

    by TedKordLives

    Here I was, getting ready to post the first installment of MY story, and here you come all da-dada-dada with your (hilariou) next installment. <P> Now I gotta wait a little longer. But that's ok. Gotta get QuickaPoo in there.

  • March 2, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    (hilarious)

    by TedKordLives

    dumb dummy

  • March 2, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Typos are not an indickinator

    by Subtitles_Off

    of intellignence.

  • March 2, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Very succinct, Flicka.

    by TedKordLives

    The cornerstone of a good argument.

  • March 2, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    I got more than a few chapters left, Teddy...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Feel free to start anytime...Didn't stop Bi-polar babe from running her great story. The more stories we get to follow at once makes it like one of those old comics with 3 to 6 pages of a story combined with 3 to 6 pages of several other stoories...<p>Viva la Revolution...

  • March 2, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    3D über-boobies.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Now I finally know what is behind Geek Nation's fascination with 3D. <P> Closest many of them might ever get.<P>But Flick, you have ease of access to the real deal.

  • March 2, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    True Subby.

    by TedKordLives

    But I pride myself on my meticulousity. Meticulousness? Meticulousitude? <P> Ah, fuck it.

  • March 2, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    ...stoories...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I couldn't bring myself to eliminate EITHER one of the o's...<p>I just couldn't...

  • March 2, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Cheeses? More than a few chapters left?

    by Subtitles_Off

    You want me to put it up in parts in The Archive? You summarized for EffDub at one point, so that could be the start of the second half. It would make it easy for anyone who might have missed a chapter to keep current.

  • March 2, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    I'll post it from my roomies' comp at home.

    by TedKordLives

    Until then...

  • March 2, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    giclee

    by MacReady452

    i'll be working that in every day, by the way. just popping in to catch up. Start the story ted. the more the better. I'll check back later. weird how i have more time to spend here at work than on my days off.

  • March 2, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    ...damn, kicked off the computermachine...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'll have to let my 3-D über-boobie link speak for itself.

  • March 2, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    That'd be cool, Subs...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Easier referencing, if you don't mind doing it...<p>The story's about 1/2 done,...IF...I don't keep side-barring...But we haven't even reached the Misogyny system or Nazareth yet...and lots of peebers haven't even had a cameo yet...<p>Plus...Teddy hasn't even read the part about when 'Magical Mystery Tour' Water-shit tells him he's the original Blue Beetle...

  • March 2, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Heck, Cheese. Don't limit yourself.

    by Subtitles_Off

    It could go on forever.

  • March 2, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Please tell me...

    by anonymoose

    ...at least one of you has seen the new Gorillaz video.

  • March 2, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    I have, 'moose.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    I like it when

    by Subtitles_Off

    the bosom giclees like Jell-O®.

  • March 2, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    i like Giclee Jell-O® Shots...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • March 2, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Defense of 3-D

    by Continentalop

    Because 3-D causes are eyes to completely react different to a 2-D image. Even if our mind can fill in the blanks it is not the same as actually seeing an actual 3-D image. <p> When you see something in 3-D you are experiencing an image in a completely different way than what you are used to and that will cause a different emotional response. When the film pioneers experimented they realized that freeze frames, slo mo, fast mo, reverse and jump cuts all had an emotional reaction to them. Our minds might be able to "imagine" a dramatic scene is slo motioned, but that isn't the same as actually seeing something under or over cranked. We our minds might be able to fill in the gaps for 2-D images but that isn't the same emotion reaction you get from an actual 3-D image. <p> I don't think 3-D will change everything about movies like they are advertising but it will have a bigger impact than some suspect. It will be be bigger than 70mm because it is adding an even bigger tool to a filmmaker's palette.

  • March 2, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    I agree, 'Lop...Well said...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Avatar is like Disney's Steamboat Willy = [Deleted]...<p>Did Steamboat Willy win an Oscar?

  • March 2, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    My 3Gs been wonking on me

    by Six Demon Bag

    But I'm back

  • March 2, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Avatar is like Disney's Steamboat Willy = [Deleted]...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    That sentence cannot be diagrammed...<p>It is a game changer...

  • March 2, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Just wait until hologram movies debut.

    by anonymoose

  • March 2, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Holosmellofeelovision™ coming July 2016.

    by anonymoose

  • March 2, 2010, 10:12 p.m. CST

    I BEEN WAITIN' for FUCKIN' holographic movies...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    for over 35 FUCKIN' YEARS!!!!!!!!

  • March 2, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    

    by Continentalop

    Is your  acting <p> Did you ever get that ap?

  • March 2, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    You've got the hologram, the olfactory generator...

    by anonymoose

    ...a chair that elevates, tilts, and jolts, along with fans blowing wind at you, and a memory cloth that conforms to any shape, hard or soft, emulating what's on screen, that touches various parts of your body.

  • March 2, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Moose...Unfortunatley,...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I don't get to the Sharper Image as often as I would like...

  • March 2, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Conti

    by Six Demon Bag

    Yeah it is...yeah I got the app

  • March 2, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    

    by Continentalop

    Fuck. We could speak in code. <p>  any  or  or watch any  that was good lately?

  • March 2, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    From my perspective, not having the app...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    it looks like square talk...all those empty boxes...<p>WHAT DO THEY MEAN???

  • March 2, 2010, 10:38 p.m. CST

    ©I

    by Six Demon Bag

    No havent had theto © anything but i am excited to abouy that kurosawa marathon

  • March 2, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Is yr  fuckin up

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 2, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    ?

    by anonymoose

  • March 2, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    I never knew...

    by STLost

    Treat Williams was in Empire Strikes Back. Those rare photos show him with Carrie Fisher. Can you actually see him in the background of any scenes?

  • March 2, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    You two are rune-ing Pedalback for the rest of us.

    by Subtitles_Off

    See what I did there?

  • March 2, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    HA! Subes...a rune joke FTW!!!

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • March 2, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Subes? Subes?

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Why are my lips so swelled? Did I eat some shellfish????

  • March 2, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Treat Williams is credited as

    by Subtitles_Off

    "Jess Allashane - Echo Base Trooper / Jerrol Blendin - Cloud City Trooper" in EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.<P>

  • March 2, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    Treat's twin brother, Trick...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    was an extra in each and every one of the 'Halloween' movies...<p>True story...

  • March 2, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Nice, Cheese.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    i leave for a minute and everything is in code

    by MacReady452

    are you guys talking about giclees?

  • March 2, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Cheese and Scorses.

    by Subtitles_Off

    They don't need no stinking last letter.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Treat and Tricks nephew Trig

    by MacReady452

    is some Alaskan ladies kid

  • ...forgot the 3-D.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Runed, I tell yas.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Like the temple of the Incas.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    ...RUNE. Great computer game.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 2, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Equatin' me and Scorses in the same company, Subs...?

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Fogeddaboutit...

  • March 2, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    did anyone catch Bill Murray on Letterman?

    by MacReady452

    not sure if it has been mentioned. The video of his ski crash was great

  • March 2, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    ...Prunes. Great natural laxative.

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • March 2, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    RuneScape. Terrible computer game.

    by anonymoose

  • March 2, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Cheeses, this should be your

    by Subtitles_Off

    Profile image at Googleville.<P>http://tinyurl.com/yzn5o5h

  • March 2, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Yeah. He talked about the GB video game a bit.

    by anonymoose

    I played it. It's a great game. Pick it up.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    RunePlestilskin. Frightening fairy tale.

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • March 2, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Either the PS3 or 360 version.

    by anonymoose

    Not the Wii version.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Rumpledforeskin. Frightening porno.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    ...or this...

    by FlickaPoo

    http://i.imgur.com/yQQvd.png

  • March 2, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    ...or this!

    by FlickaPoo

    http://www.yoism.org/images/ChapatiJesus.jpg

  • March 2, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    That one would be better.

    by Subtitles_Off

    It would be clearer.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    yeah Murray seemed to like the videogame

    by MacReady452

    the story of him humming the theme walking down the street was good too.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Rune Paul.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Either a famous drag queen or an unsuccessful 3rd Party Candidate.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    That's PERFECT, Subs...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Can you make that happen? I am COMPLETELY computer illiterate...

  • March 2, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    ...or...

    by FlickaPoo

    http://brachinus.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/jesus-cheese-on-toast.jpg

  • March 2, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Go with the second one, Cheeses.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 11:18 p.m. CST

    ...there are a lot of these...

    by FlickaPoo

    http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/f/ff/CheesyJesus.jpg

  • March 2, 2010, 11:18 p.m. CST

    OK, that last one might just be

    by Subtitles_Off

    rune-ing it into the ground.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Make it Flick's Jeez-its!!!!

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    HHHHHAAAA!!!! Reminds me of George Carlin in Dogma...<p>Buddy Jesus...

  • March 2, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    I meant the last one before the last one.

    by Subtitles_Off

    The very last one is a good one, too.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    ...one more, for good measure...

    by FlickaPoo

    http://www.e-imagesite.com/Files/123706010263748877613645118.jpg

  • March 2, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    That's because it is Buddy Christ, Cheeses.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Holy FACK®!!

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Boner Toast®

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    ...sorry about that, it was one of the results...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...someone REALLY loves Cheesus.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Do NOT use that one!

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST

    I like the Cheese headed Jesus...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    But, Jeez-its is my fave....<p>Oddly enough...I was just asking my daughter earlier today how I could link a photo (if I found a good one) to my profile...<p>Pedalback synchronocity strikes again...

  • March 2, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Glad we could be of assistance.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I'M BLIND!!!!!

  • March 2, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST

    ...my work here is done...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...night guys. <P>Watch out for Boner Toast®

  • March 2, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    I'm going to go watch the "Stylo" video again.

    by Subtitles_Off

    So I won't go to bed with the image of Boner Toast® on my mind.<P>Jebus!

  • March 2, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    G'night.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 2, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    ...I can't stop laughing...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I must be 12.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    I uploaded a candidate for Cheeses' Googleback image.

    by anonymoose

    Check the shelter files.

  • March 2, 2010, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Guys...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Sweet dreams, and watch out for Freddy Kruggers...

  • March 2, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    AHHHH tonight's LOST!!

    by D.Vader

    Lemme go crazy for a minute there with excitement.... <p> AAAHHHHHHH!!!!!

  • March 2, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    12 beer alert...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    two beers ago...<p>Better late than never, I always say...

  • March 2, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Yeah I just watched it Vades

    by MacReady452

    shit is going down

  • March 3, 2010, midnight CST

    I just need some kinda alert Cheeses

    by MacReady452

    its more of a gauge than an alert.

  • March 3, 2010, midnight CST

    Cheeses, another deleted Star Wars subplot...

    by D.Vader

    Luke, at home on the farm, uses his binoculars to watch a space battle happening waaaay above the planet's surface. The battle? He's watching the Star Destroyer attack Princess Leia's ship from the beginning of the movie.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    3 fingers alert

    by MacReady452

    i give girls this alert as well but it means a very different thing.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Cheeses see the welcome message.

    by anonymoose

  • March 3, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    You don't have to use that one...

    by anonymoose

    ...but please use the instructions.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    I wish I could comment on LOST...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I have enjoyed every episode I have ever seen, but it is the kind of show that I will only get into when some local station shows seqential episodes each day at the same time...<P>Like I did with 'Babylon 5'....<p>And the early 'Law and Order's'...plus 'CSI', 'Criminal Minds' and 'NCIS'...

  • March 3, 2010, 12:08 a.m. CST

    that Jesus looks like the loser from a Bum fight

    by MacReady452

  • March 3, 2010, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Mac, you're right.

    by anonymoose

    Historical Jesus was a bum. He didn't fight, though. He was fought OVER and AT.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Thanks, Mooseman...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Is that Mel Gibson's Jesus with that photo-shopped cheese on his head? <p>Cause, I could totally get behind that...

  • March 3, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    No but Mel Gibson does give that guy $.

    by MacReady452

    At the corner of Hollywood and Vine that guy has a cup and a cane.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    It's not Jim Caviezel. It's just some guy from Google Images.

    by anonymoose

    It's probably from a reenactment at the Holy Land Experience theme park.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    ..fought OVER and AT. hahahaha

    by MacReady452

    late, but i'm still laughing at that moose.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Historical Jesus...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    and his twelve 'enforcers' kicked the everlovin' shit out of the livestock/sacrifice vendors who were just there to make money off of the lazy wannabe 'safe' Sanheddren clones...<p>And you know it...

  • March 3, 2010, 12:25 a.m. CST

    I smell a knew story

    by MacReady452

    Cheese_of_Nazareth and his 12 PBers with Scary as Mary Magdalene and AsimovLives as Pontius Pilate. They fight livestock/sacrifice vendors.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Jesus Rule 34 zappin' at ya.

    by anonymoose

    NSFW http://tinyurl.com/ygqtrzj /NSFW <P> You have been warned.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST

    And, they killed Judas...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    when they found out he betrayed Jesus to the Romans...<p>They made it look like a suicide.<p>Thus was born the Jesus Industrial Complex...<p>Keep an eye out for JICs...

  • March 3, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Cheeses, you figure it out yet?

    by anonymoose

  • March 3, 2010, 12:28 a.m. CST

    new not knew

    by MacReady452

    i hate myself. I blame the Beam but I can't stay mad at it.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST

    pikachu NOOOOOOOOOO

    by MacReady452

  • March 3, 2010, 12:33 a.m. CST

    'Cause I don't want to leave that hanging there.

    by anonymoose

    It might confuse other Pbers.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Cheeses...

    by anonymoose

  • March 3, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    I'm Confused, too, Moose ...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    What am I trying to figure out...?<p>Nobody told me there was gonna be a TEST!!!<p>Narrow it down...

  • March 3, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    I am very high...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • March 3, 2010, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Look at the welcome message in the shelter...

    by anonymoose

  • March 3, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST

    good night and good luck

    by MacReady452

  • March 3, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST

    This is to get you a profile image.

    by anonymoose

  • March 3, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST

    D. Vader...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    That scene was in the Original Paperback Novel that I actually bought at a B.Dalton Bookseller before the movie ever came out...

  • March 3, 2010, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Just bought my score soundtrack to The Goonies

    by D.Vader

    BOOYAH!

  • March 3, 2010, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Nice, Cheeses

    by D.Vader

    There are pictures of that online too. Those are the pics where Luke is wearing his goofy floppy desert hat nowhere seen in the finished film.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Yeah...Luke and Biggs ...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    shootin' womrats in 'Beggers Canyon'

  • March 3, 2010, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Cheeses...

    by anonymoose

  • March 3, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST

    I'm drunk

    by YackBacker

    What's it ya?

  • March 3, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST

    I didn't consider that the image's size might be past...

    by anonymoose

    ...the limit for upload, so I resized it.

  • March 3, 2010, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Cheeses, don't leave me hangin' here.

    by anonymoose

  • March 3, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST

    There, I DID IT!!!!

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • March 3, 2010, 1:11 a.m. CST

    You did?

    by anonymoose

    I don't remember it taking this long to show up.

  • March 3, 2010, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Maybe not...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Let's trade photos when I'm semi-sober...<p>I really want the Buddy Christ Jeez-its pic....

  • March 3, 2010, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Maybe not...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Let's trade photos when I'm semi-sober...<p>I really want the Buddy Christ Jeez-its pic....

  • March 3, 2010, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Look...you're making me stutter...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • March 3, 2010, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Cheeses, you have to click the "Save" button at the bottom...

    by anonymoose

    ...after you select the part of the image you want to use (you can resize the selection by moving the mouse to the edges).

  • March 3, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST

    And, the ass crack of schitzophrenic light...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    coming over the horizon rules each of our days in one way or another..

  • March 3, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Wow. What happened here?

    by TedKordLives

    Place smells like rancid foot and polar bear feces. I'll just come back later.

  • March 3, 2010, 1:23 a.m. CST

    I put a perfectly cropped version in the welcome message for you

    by anonymoose

  • March 3, 2010, 1:24 a.m. CST

    'Moose, if I click the 'save' button...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    What picture do I get on my profile?

  • March 3, 2010, 1:26 a.m. CST

    I put the Jeez-it one in the welcome message.

    by anonymoose

    You get that one. Just make sure the selection box is selecting the whole thing.

  • March 3, 2010, 1:33 a.m. CST

    I'm moving the instructions to the Archives.

    by anonymoose

    Check it out when you're sober.

  • March 3, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST

    I see it on one screen...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    but, not on the profile...<p>Maybe tomorrow...I told you I was computer illiterate...

  • March 3, 2010, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Since I'm obviously just not gonna get it, tonight...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Sorry, Moose.<p>I wish you all peace and tolerance util we meet again tomorrow around 6 PM, CST...<p>Til then,...Nytol....

  • March 3, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST

    I just saw Ebert showing his wife his new CPU voice

    by D.Vader

    The one modeled after his own voice. That made me a bit teary, seeing that. Sniff.

  • March 3, 2010, 1:46 a.m. CST

    *Sniff* Yeah, Vaderman...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    *sniff*

  • March 3, 2010, 3:45 a.m. CST

    Monitoring from afar

    by white_vader

    Whoa. Friendly/Scary's story was great. <p> Big D, how can you recommend Yojimbo but not the 1-2 punch with the sequel Sanjuro? Every time I watch 'em I can't decide which one I like more. And I guess I'll be faced with that again in a coupla weeks when the Criterion Blu-ray versions come out. I don't believe in the "have to replace your library" bullshit, but I'm sure as hell re-buying those! <p> And add me to those who loved WTWTA. <p> And Red Beard is awesome. It also has a killer Polish poster.

  • March 3, 2010, 3:48 a.m. CST

    And Flick

    by white_vader

    Those 3d boobies distracted me from work. That's a compliment though.

  • March 3, 2010, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Big D.

    by white_vader

    Did you read the story about how they did that? Or was that posted here... can't remember. About how they thought it'd be no problem getting samples from the show but that all of them were unusable.

  • March 3, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Morning gents

    by Six Demon Bag

    Today's weather isand hopefully no 

  • March 3, 2010, 8 a.m. CST

    Mornin', fellers.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • March 3, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Dear lord, that Ebert voice is phenomenal.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Holy fucking shit.

  • March 3, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    The Master speaks up for 3D.

    by ColonelFatheart

    http://tinyurl.com/y9nt7k4

  • March 3, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Commutin' time!

    by ColonelFatheart

    See ya in a bit.

  • March 3, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    ...watch out for .

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 3, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    PRECIOUS in 3D?

    by Subtitles_Off

    Which goes to show, even the country's greatest living director says some asinine things when prompted.

  • March 3, 2010, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Why not just have an angry black woman

    by Subtitles_Off

    hit you with a frying pan? Then you'll really get the full effect.<P>Thanks, Col., for ruining my day...GRIN.

  • March 3, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Man oh man

    by Six Demon Bag

    What a rough nite I was hitting the hard last night then i thought why not fo some<p>woke up next to a  and felt like 

  • March 3, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Subbary®

    by Subtitles_Off

    March 2nd, 2010...A clip from Steve Martin's ALL OF ME (http://tinyurl.com/yg5q7y5) ...The Gorillaz' "Stylo" video features Bruce Willis (http://tinyurl.com/yhq2wsj) ...Stabby digs THE LAST PICTURE SHOW and wonders what might have become of Peter Bogdanovich if he hadn't been chained at the waist to Cybill Shepherd...Real-world soldiers complain that THE HURT LOCKER doesn't accurately represent them...Col. and the future Mrs. Col. have finalized some wedding plans which do NOT include the ELECTRIC FUCKING SLIDE...If you thought pork roll was a strange thing for people to put in their mouths, consider scrapple, which Stabby insists is delicious despite knowing what it's made of. (http://tinyurl.com/r7qau) ...If you're still hungry, how about a little Creamed Chipped Beef on toast, also called "Shit on a Shingle"...Col. predicts The Oscars...Several Peebers won't eat seafood...If life were a cartoon, our chicken legs would be the size of dinosaur thighs and we could carelessly drop heavy things on our siblings just to hear the "BOING"...Flick got no post-movie wokka-wokka after watching WORLD'S GREATEST DAD...Sixies shares the details on Turner Classic Movies upcoming Akira Kurosawathon. (http://tinyurl.com/ycgcrcd) ...The Peebers play a round of "My Kurosawa Is Bigger Than Yourosawa," and 'Lop wins, having seen 23 of the 33 films he directed. But, he also confuses IKIRU with the name of a sushi roll, "ikura," so we can hold that over him forever and embarrass him with it when he makes us envious of his classic film knowledge. If you can't beat 'em, be petty...Auto-erotic asphyxiation, like heavy bench-pressing, is always safer done with a spotter, advises Flick...Series suggests everyone should see RUNAWAY TRAIN, an 80s masterpiece starring Jon Voight and Eric Roberts and based on a screenplay by Kurosawa...I was also unaware that Kurosawa wrote the Japanese sequences of TORA! TORA! TORA!...MacReady channels STLost and rates THE CRAZIES ★★★☆☆...Whenever Wesley Snipes says something mundane [Everyone laughs]...Quoting from THE SIMPSONS...☆☆RIGHT-BRAIN CINEMA☆☆™: TIME OUT - a French mid-life crisis drama that I found stirring; 'Lop a little less-so. ★★★★☆...Glengarry Glen Ross Ultimate Abuse Mix, courtesy savagedave. "Get them to sign on the line that is dotted." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewqqNyb-AQ4) ...SITA SINGS THE BLUES streams freely. (http://www.sitasingstheblues.com/) ...MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON - film short from 1943 and film class assignment ever since. (http://tinyurl.com/yc3kv2o) ...Word of The Month: Sacrilicious - (adj) Yummy but spiritually risky, like Communion wafers with sour cream dip...Ebert on Oprah, condensed to the good bits but with useless blond airhead added. (http://tinyurl.com/yzu5f5j) ...Teddy teases with the promise of a new story but takes it back for a re-write...Rare photos from the set of STAR WARS remind Vades of a deleted plot sequence that would've involved Stormtroopers and rampaging Wampas. (http://tinyurl.com/yeazgyy) ...SNL spoofs "Oprah." (http://tinyurl.com/b43xzx) ...Flick reads about the history of 3D in the current issue of The New Yorker magazine...Disgustin_Justin would like to know how to lose the underscore from his Talkback handle...Cheeses is at the half-way point of "Pedaltrek: TNG." the first half will be posted at Googleville for members. ( http://tinyurl.com/yz3kena) ... and 'Lop speak to each other in hieroglyphs...Treat Williams had a dual role in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, but he's hidden behind Stormtrooper helmets...Flick picks Cheeses' profile picture. (http://i.imgur.com/yQQvd.png), and 'moose helps Cheeses get it loaded...WARNING: If you think you might be offended by seeing a photo of something accurately described as "boner toast," do not link to this photograph of Boner Toast®: (http://tinyurl.com/yal9elh) ...Vades expels a heavy sigh for tonight's episode of "Lost"...

  • March 3, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Lobo, Lobo...

    by Continentalop

    Bring back Sheriff Lobo!

  • March 3, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    ...Hey! where all da white women at?

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 3, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Morning gents

    by Continentalop

    Just saying hi. Now I'm off to work. <p> Oh, an if you feel  from  maybe go  or take a  and you'll feel 

  • March 3, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    gotta give youse guys my oscar predictions...

    by Six Demon Bag

    subs you seeing ALICE?<P>are we on for monday session?

  • March 3, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    ...a partial list of 1800's 3-D stereoscopic devices...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the Cosmorama, the Motoscope, the Thaumatrope, the Phenakistoscope, the Stereophoroskop, the Kinimoscope, the photobioscope, the Praxinoscope, the Heliocinegraphe, the Zoopraxiscope (not to be confused with the Zoopraxinoscope, otherwise known as the Zoogyroscope), the Kinetoscope, the Mutoscope, the Anaglyph, the Polarizer, the Alethoscope, and the Vitagraph.

  • March 3, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    subs

    by Six Demon Bag

    marty was prolly asked by some idiot reporter from MTV (yknow the ones who always ask old directors like Zemeckis--when will we see Roger Rabbit 2 or BTTF 4? we really wanna see it!!) if 3D is the next wave and marty shrugged it off "sure, why not kid?"<P>thats gotta be it..yeah. thats gotta be it.

  • March 3, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    ,,,the most significant was Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...patent 1893, that ran a strip of stereoscopic images rapidly forward at a regular speed...the result would have been a kind of hasty peepshow...pictures in motion rather than a motion picture.

  • March 3, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    ...PRECIOUS looks plenty 3-D already thank you...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...too much maybe.

  • March 3, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    ...full New Yorker 3-D article...

    by FlickaPoo

    http://tinyurl.com/yz7mbao

  • March 3, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    What was I supposed to look out for, Flick?

    by ColonelFatheart

    I only saw boxes.

  • March 3, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    The House of the Devil Review (2009):

    by Stabby

    Directed by the guy who directed Cabin Fever 2. The filmmakers are going for a retro early *80's late 70's horror film feel here and are mostly successful even to the point of this not being that good of a movie. Had it not been for the eye candy of the adorable lead actress, Jocelin Donahue who looks like a teenage Karen Allen, this film would have been completely unwatchable. Mainly because nothing really happens, scary or otherwise until about an hour into the film. The story involves a college girl who takes a job as a babysitter in a creepy house where things aren't what they seem. And the payoff is not all that great or frightening either. I will say this, if your looking for a good date movie or a horror film to to introduce a girl to horror who doesn't like scary movies I don't think you can go wrong with this movie. And there may be just enough chills at the end to make her clench onto your arm a little. But, true horror buffs will be disappointed. I'm giving this one ** out of 5 stars.

  • March 3, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    I'll have to chew on that NYer article later.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Too long to attack at work. Anthony Lane tries my patience sometimes, too. He can turn a phrase, and he's as catty as Addison Dewitt, but sometimes he's just as insufferable as his ALL ABOUT EVE hero.

  • March 3, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Precious in 3D would be more frightening

    by Stabby

    than The House of the Devil.

  • March 3, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    I haven't seen PRECIOUS.

    by ColonelFatheart

    When I first heard of it, I thought, "Wow, that sounds like one hell of a exploitation picture. That will be too crazy to pass up!" Now I'm confused by all the awards-season gloss. Jim Emerson says it works better when you look at it as trash cinema. I guess I'll just have to ignore the Perry, Oprah and Oscar endorsements when I finally do watch it.

  • March 3, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    ...you were just supposed to watch out for...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...cryptic looking boxes Col. That's all I see too.

  • March 3, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Col. I heard the same thing regarding Precious

    by Stabby

    that it's like a an early Waters/Divine movie and I'm actually looking forward to seeing it now. Comes out next week, right?

  • March 3, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    ...good review Stabby...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...cuts right to what we really need to know.

  • March 3, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Thanks, Flick

    by Stabby

    The lead actress, Jocelin Donahue, really is THE movie and she's quite a good little actress as well as being girl next door yummy. I predict a big breakout role for her soon. And if they ever did a Young Indiana Jones movie she could definitely play young Marion.

  • March 3, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Shakespeare + THE BIG LEBOWSKI = very amusing stuff

    by YackBacker

    http://tinyurl.com/ydkrujf

  • yet. 'moose calling: if there's such a thing please post it.

  • March 3, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Nice review, Stabby, but I actually liked

    by ColonelFatheart

    HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, until the payoff. The waiting, the ennui, the isolation, the chilliness of the whole thing made it seem like Antonioni's take on 80s horror. The climax was a big disappointment, though, because it was so, so STANDARD. Either make your climactic freakout so bizarre that it'll never leave your audience's mind, or just stick to the subtle, ambiguous, atmospheric stuff.

  • March 3, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Yeah, I agree Col., especially about the end

    by Stabby

    But, don't you think pretty much that had it been any other actress it could have easily become unwatchable.

  • March 3, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    I think the actress was perfect for the part, yes.

    by ColonelFatheart

    But I had never heard of her or seen her before this movie. I'm sure there are some talented and cute ladies out there who could have pulled it off.

  • March 3, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Maybe GRRM is holding off on the books until

    by ColonelFatheart

    the HBO series premieres. Brand synchronicity and all that stuff. After this long, books five, six and seven could well be done.

  • March 3, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    That was for you Song of Ice and Fire fans on

    by ColonelFatheart

    the Pedalback. If there are any, that is.

  • March 3, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Apparently, she's the Zune model as well a Levi model

    by Stabby

    I just thought she had a naturalness to her performance that is usually lacking in these types of movies. Horror movies almost always have cute girls, but few are very good actresses. And the fact that a large portion of the film is just her acting by herself and she makes it work and enjoyable to watch leads me to believe that she may be more than your average B movie actress.

  • March 3, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Sixies.

    by Subtitles_Off

    We're on for Monday. We'll have to work around your work schedule? Monday early morning or night or what? Would a Sunday "Some Guy & Some Other Guy Pre-Oscar Special" be better?

  • March 3, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    ...Colonel, SONG OF ICE etc...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...good? I've heard of the books, but I've been burned by new fantasy so many times I've mostly given up...

  • March 3, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Cheeses didn't quite get it. Close enough.

    by anonymoose

    I'll wait to see if he wants to change it before I take down the instructions.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Yes, Flick, I love Song of Ice and Fire.

    by ColonelFatheart

    It's fantasy, yes, but aside from the sword and sorcery stuff, it feels more like an intricately plotted yet pulpy medieval political thriller. It really is perfect for an HBO adaptation. I would describe it as THE WIRE meets ROME in Middle Earth by way of the Wars of the Roses. The fourth book is a bit of a letdown, though, since it was supposedly part of a much bigger volume. The fifth book, the other part of the volume, has been in limbo for years now, frustrating many.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    I started the first book in the Song series...

    by YackBacker

    I got about 100 pages in before other stuff pulled me away. I'm going to give it another go soon. I'm invested in the series- I have books 1-3 already... but that book requires some dedication.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    PONYO time.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Type @ yas later.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    I thought we were live blogging the oscars

    by Stabby

    with Harry

  • March 3, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    ...Subs, you suck. IT SHOULD BE ME!!...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I! SHOULD BE WATCHING PONYO RIGHT NOW WITH MY TODDLER!!!<P>MEMEMEMEMEMEMEME!!!

  • March 3, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    ...good sell Colonel, I'm looking it up at the library...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...right not. <P>I really can't believe you haven't read much Ursula K. LeGuin, I think you might really love her stuff.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    ...*now*. Looking it up right now.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 3, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    LeGuin is coming up soon.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Right now, I'm laboring through Stranger in a Strange Land (not what I expected, by the way ... ), and then I'll sample Gormenghast with Titus Groan. Then LeGuin.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    ...hmm, all copies in use. "Would you like to submit...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a request?" <P> Yes, yes I would.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    ...you read an older King novel recently, right?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...we should really do short book reviews here too...

  • March 3, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Yes, The Dead Zone.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I really dug it. I prefer it to the movie, and I'm a huge Cronenberg fan.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Along with my library movies...

    by STLost

    I also checked out "VALIS" by Philip K Dick. I'm only 3 chapters in but this book is a triiiiiiiiiip.

  • March 3, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Urgh...when you check out stuff..

    by STLost

    at the library, bring it back on the designated day! I don't care if the late fees are cheap, other people want to view this stuff! My "12 Monkeys" reserve is being held up by people who should have returned them on Feb 11th and the 25th. WTHeck?

  • March 3, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    VALIS

    by ColonelFatheart

    I have a friend, the one who uses the uncertainty principle to validate her evangelistic belief in God and Jesus, who swears by VALIS. She has very good taste in things, save for the religion bit.

  • March 3, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    ...I generally like the idea of Dick better than I like...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...um, Dick himself. Great ideas, but not really my style of writing.

  • March 3, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    My coworker's daughter is on SVU tonight...

    by mjgtexas

    I believe she plays a hot lesbian who gets murdered in the first half hour.

  • March 3, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Police FAIL

    by anonymoose

    http://tinyurl.com/yjy73wu <P> One policeman trips and falls to the ground, while another drops his gun.

  • March 3, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Your subject line has TWSS written all over it, Flick.

    by anonymoose

  • March 3, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    ...ha! Really 'moose? In my experience it's the opposite...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...she likes dick itself much more than the idea of it.<P>"...yeah, I know it's great...and it's free! I'm telling you, we could be doing this ALL the time."

  • March 3, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    ...good thing those officers aren't stripping telegram cops...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...they wouldn't last a day on the job.

  • March 3, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    nb b3 az 2/>../.ZZ/

    by MacReady452

    THATS MY NIECE SAYING HI

  • March 3, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    trying to avoid head injuries today

    by MacReady452

  • March 3, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    ...\\]/kkol;kkkkksdasssswso0000000oo...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...my daughter says HI back.

  • March 3, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    ...☆☆RANDOM LANDIS QUOTE OF THE DAY☆☆™

    by Six Demon Bag

    Don't use the bucket. It'll just confuse you

  • March 3, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    by the way tedders...

    by Six Demon Bag

    three amigos!<P>i meant to tell ya yesterday but my iphone was jerking my chain..then i forgot about it...<P>but thanks for keeping the Mighty-L alive!!

  • March 3, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    what is this??

    by Six Demon Bag

    Take a Little Girl to Work Day™?

  • March 3, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    after all the HURT LOCKER controversy...

    by Six Demon Bag

    with its banned producer..now this--<P>A U.S. Army bomb disposal expert has filed a lawsuit against the makers of the Oscar-nominated movie The Hurt Locker, claiming that screenwriter and producer Mark Boal based the movie’s main character, Will James, on him. Master Sgt. Jeffrey Sarver filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit in a U.S. District court in New Jersey on Tuesday, alleging that “The Hurt Locker motion picture and DVD are nothing more than an exploitation of a real life honorable, courageous, long serving member of our armed forces, by greedy multi-billion dollar ‘entertainment’ corporations.” Among those named in the suit are Boal, director Kathryn Bigelow, distributor Summit Entertainment. <P> At a news conference today, Sarver’s lawyer said that the article Boal wrote about Sarver for Playboy in 2005 was later adapted for the scribe’s Hurt Locker screenplay and that situations in the movie labeled as fiction were accounts from Sarver’s real-life experiences in the field. Sarver also claims that he coined the phrase “The Hurt Locker” for Boal. <P> In a statement responding to the suit, Summit said, “We have no doubt that Master Sgt. Sarver served his country with honor and commitment risking his life for a greater good, but we distributed the film based on a fictional screenplay written by Mark Boal. We hope for a quick resolution to the claims made by Master Sgt. Sarver.” <P> The lawsuit, filed the same week as the Oscars, comes one day after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences denied Hurt Locker producer Nicolas Chartier entry to the show, ruling that an email he sent encouraging people to vote for his film, and disparaging fellow Best Picture contender Avatar, violated the Academy’s strict campaigning rules.

  • March 3, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    THE HURT LOCKER will still win.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • March 3, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Flick...RE:VAlis

    by STLost

    Yeah, the style of writing is off for me too. I thought I'd try and get through it though, heard a lot about it in the LOST talkbacks. <p> I was looking through the Google books one day, and happened upon "Treasure Island". I read the first few pages, and was immediately impressed with RLS's style of writing and will look for the book at the library.

  • March 3, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Nice Sixies.

    by TedKordLives

    How you knew I had just begun to lurk in the shadows I have no idea, tho.

  • March 3, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    colonel

    by Six Demon Bag

    i think Precious or Blind Side is gonna..i can see it getting past avatar and THL..<P>i havent heard anything negative about precious..so it might sneak in for the win..

  • March 3, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    hows mars atttacks holding up for ya?

    by Six Demon Bag

    i really cant say anything negative about elfman..and i hear that ALICE is really old school..<P>that may be good or bad...im down for it though..

  • March 3, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    How strange.

    by TedKordLives

    Just yesterday I was reading a story about Dick and 'Valis' in Fortean Times magazine. There's a plate of shrimp for ya.

  • March 3, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Honestly, Sixies.

    by TedKordLives

    I think I only need the title track from Mars Attacks. There's a few other, decent tracks but the main titles is the one that kills me. Oh, and Indian Love Call, of course.

  • March 3, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    BLIND SIDE won't win. Not enough support

    by ColonelFatheart

    throughout the branches. PRECIOUS? I can't see it happening.

  • March 3, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    The Colonel's Preferred Blend:

    by ColonelFatheart

    Who I want to win at the Oscars. (Note: just because I prefer an actor/actress doesn't mean I actually saw their movie.) <p>Picture (just five, in order of preference): 1. BASTERDS 2. UP 3. A SERIOUS MAN 4. AVATAR 5. THE HURT LOCKER <p>Director: Tarantino <p>Actor: Bridges <p>Actress: Gabourey Sidibe (mostly because it would blow fucking minds) <p>Supporting actor: Waltz <p>Supporting actress: Mo'Nique (Fuck it. Why not?) <p>Original screenplay: BASTERDS <p>Adapted screenplay: IN THE LOOP

  • March 3, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    It's a crime Melanie Laurent wasn't nominated.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • March 3, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Stephen Lang!!!

    by TedKordLives

    He just made the new Conan movie worth watching! <P> "From me...to you. Me to youuuuu!"

  • March 3, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    au revoir shoshannah!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 3, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    crom dont go around here law dog, savvy?

    by Six Demon Bag

    --tombstone

  • March 3, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    just saw lang on Cams Actors studio interview..

    by Six Demon Bag

    seems like a mellow guy..<P>wouldnt know it from the roles he plays

  • March 3, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Nice, Sixies.

    by TedKordLives

    hehe

  • March 3, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    If what the soldier says is true...

    by anonymoose

    ...he should just shut the fuck up and be proud that a movie has been made about him. If all he wants is money, I say give it to him.

  • March 3, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    I'd hate to think that Stephen Lang is anything like...

    by TedKordLives

    Ike or the Party Crasher. In fact, that's downright frightening.

  • March 3, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Lang and Rourke do make the CONAN movie

    by ColonelFatheart

    more interesting ... but the guy cast as Conan (he's in the HBO A GAME OF THRONES series, btw, and cast in a more appropriate role) and Marcus Nispel still make it very, very skippable.

  • March 3, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Like he made up the phrase 'Hurt Locker', too.

    by TedKordLives

    I first heard that in 'Demolition Man', about fifteen years ago.

  • March 3, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Also...

    by anonymoose

    ...you can borrow from real life events to fill out your fictional story. People do it all the time. It's not wrong. <P>He's calling them greedy? To me, the greedy people seem to be the ones that say, "Hey, those guys made a movie about me! Where's my money!?"

  • March 3, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    You're prolly right, Colon-El.

    by TedKordLives

    I've never been real big on Robert E. Howard, anyway. If it's rated R it might be worth a matinee, but otherwise I'll wait for the DVD.

  • March 3, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    But why didn't he say anything when the playboy

    by Six Demon Bag

    Article came out...or when the film was released a year ago...

  • March 3, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    He says he knew Boal was writing the article, Six.

    by anonymoose

    He was there with him for that reason, apparently.

  • March 3, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    One thing you can expect from Nispel:

    by ColonelFatheart

    Lots of monochromatic lighting. He's like a grittier Len Wiseman.

  • March 3, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Maybe they're paying him to sue them...

    by TedKordLives

    ...Drum up a little publicity? I think Hollywood is fucked up enough that we shouldn't discount this as a possibility.

  • March 3, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    James Cameron is behind this. I can smell it.

    by anonymoose

  • March 3, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Wow, good call Colonel.

    by TedKordLives

    That's an astute observation.

  • March 3, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Nah, not Cameron. Weinsteins all the way.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • March 3, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    BASTERDS is poised to take advantage if

    by ColonelFatheart

    THE HURT LOCKER falls off, especially with the preferential balloting system. I can see BASTERDS as the kind of movie that wins despite not getting the most No. 1 votes.

  • March 3, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    i blame monique

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 3, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Remember, Cameron and Bigelow used to be married.

    by anonymoose

    Awkward...

  • March 3, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    ...but isn't Oscar voting already over?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...psst! Hey, buddy...here's 10 million dollars. Go sue Kathryn Bigelow for 20 million for me, will ya? You can drop the suit right after the Oscars, see?...and I'll give you the original 10...deal?<P> Whaddya say, Kid?

  • March 3, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Honestly, I want to see Basterds win.

    by anonymoose

    Locker deserves it, though.

  • March 3, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    I'm on a power metal binge.

    by anonymoose

    Kicking off with 3 Inches of Blood - "Dominion of Deceit" and "Deadly Sinners" then moving to Manowar...

  • March 3, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Actually, yeah. Oscar polls closed yesterday.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Then this guy, or whoever's in his ear, timed this to take advantage of what is likely to be THE HURT LOCKER's newfound notoriety as a Best Picture winner.

  • March 3, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Maybe some joker at PriceWaterhouseCoopers

    by ColonelFatheart

    has the inside dirt on who's gonna win and talked the guy into "frontrunning" the win by complaining so publicly.

  • March 3, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    White Vader

    by D.Vader

    I've actually not seen Yojimbo (But I own it as well). <p> I didn't realize they couldn't use Ebert's voice clips? That's odd, bc for days they've said they were, and then the next day they say they can't? Seems like a really quick window to determine that.

  • From Amazon? Holy CRAP its awesome. Its so old-school Elfman. <p> I LOVE the theme to Mars Attacks! and just as that musical piece fit the film perfectly, I think this one for Alice will do the same. Can't wait to see it on the bigscreen and hear the rest of Elfman's score. <p> Get thee to Amazon and decide for yourself!

  • March 3, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Amazon is great like that. DRM-free, too. Fuck iTunes.

    by anonymoose

  • March 3, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    I would imagine...

    by TedKordLives

    ...that Alice is definitely in Elfman's wheelhouse. To bad I can't get sound at work.

  • March 3, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Rockwell shoulda at least got a nom for "Moon".

    by TedKordLives

    Watched it again last night. He gets into a fight with HIMSELF ffs.<P> Top that, Cloonster!

  • March 3, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Here's the link to Amazon's free Alice mp3.

    by anonymoose

    http://tinyurl.com/yz67n9t

  • March 3, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    I've never known Amazon to give out free downloads...

    by D.Vader

    To COOL stuff like this before. I wonder if its a limited time offer deal or something. Either way, I'm super happy they did it!

  • March 3, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    i want the MIDNIGHT RUN and SCROOGED scores

    by Six Demon Bag

    then by childhood can be put to rest...

  • March 3, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Yes, it's a limited time offer.

    by anonymoose

    They almost always have free MP3s, though. The important thing is that, unlike iTunes and Zune, their music contains no Digital Rights Management. You can do whatever you want with the files (copy, burn, play them on your iPod, Zune, send them, anything).

  • March 3, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Sixies, this is about as close as you're gonna get.

    by TedKordLives

    http://tinyurl.com/ylsgzgp

  • March 3, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Here's the Amazon Free Songs/Special Deals page.

    by anonymoose

    http://tinyurl.com/yzsk5e7 <P> Look to the right. There's the top free songs and below that are the top free albums.

  • March 3, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    I have a few tracks from Scrooged, I think

    by D.Vader

    Or maybe I don't. Actually the guy who edited my Christmas Chainsaw Massacre short put some Scrooged tracks in there. I never got any for myself =(.

  • March 3, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    The Scrooged suite on that Elfman Comp I linked to...

    by TedKordLives

    ...is pretty comprehensive. I dig on it quite a bit. Same with Midnight Run, actually.

  • March 3, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    ;jaldjkfa;dgfasldj

    by ColonelFatheart

    a;djfpon ousdfah;e09[08gr

  • March 3, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    No, I did not bring a toddler to work today.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Nonsense just gets the juices flowing.

  • March 3, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    The opening of scrioged is bliss

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 3, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    ☆☆RIGHT-BRAIN CINEMA☆☆™<P>PONYO<P>

    by Subtitles_Off

    Gake no ue no Ponyo (Ponyo On A Cliff By The Sea)<P>2008. Animated. Japanese. Subtitled.<P>Directed by Hayao Miyazaki<P>This latest Studio Ghibli feature is likely to delight younger children with its bright colors, bubble-popping sound design, and buckets full of charm, while adults can appreciate the wonderful details and some gorgeously-realized scenes of magic under the sea. But, there's also a flatness to the character design and story, a slight re-imagining of THE LITTLE MERMAID. There's a stunning opening involving hundreds of hand-drawn jellyfish being fed psychedelic drops by an underwater sorcerer, an exciting tsunami, and marvelous prehistoric creatures swimming through a flooded village. There are also gentle nudges about pollution and acceptance, but the thing resolves in a shallow puddle, reminding me less of HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE or MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO and more of KIKI's DELIVERY SERVICE. Minor Miyazaki.<P>★★★☆☆

  • March 3, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Whatever taps your keg, Colonel.

    by TedKordLives

  • March 3, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    USed to have that comp on tape

    by Six Demon Bag

    I think I killed it

  • March 3, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Lee Majors! The Six-Million Dollar Man!

    by TedKordLives

    This is one Santa who's going out the front door!

  • March 3, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    That was Little House on the Prairie!!!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • March 3, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Was it the 'Homecoming' episode of Little House?

    by TedKordLives

  • March 3, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    My favorite:

    by TedKordLives

    'Go back ta Jersey ya moron!'

  • March 3, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Catching up...

    by Subtitles_Off

    TWSS?<P>I completely understand "toddler" and can translate it for you. "I want a cookie."<P>I am surprised mac's niece will get near him, so soon after. <P>THE HURT LOCKER should take notes for future negative campaigning from all of this recent wah-wah. Subtlety, dude. Make it so it can't be traced back to you.

  • March 3, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    What is David Johansen up to these days?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • March 3, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    *THE HURT LOCKER producer*

    by Subtitles_Off

  • March 3, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    "Now... I HAVE to KILL... all of you!"

    by D.Vader

    Oh I use that line from Scrooged almost every day.

  • March 3, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    New York Dolls reunion tour.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I think.

  • March 3, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    I'd like to see him do more character work

    by ColonelFatheart

    in movies. He seems like a guy who could fit right in with Tarantino, actually.

  • March 3, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    "For the love of God, and your own bodies....

    by TedKordLives

    ...HOLD THE GODDAMN HAMMERING!"

  • March 3, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Little Bigfoot phone home.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I hate you. I love you. I hate you. I love you. I hate you.<P>"Little Bigfoot eat Bambi?"<P>"No, Bilbo, no!!!"

  • March 3, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    ...SCROOGED quotes? All I hear are excuses why...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...people can't work...<P> I'm tired...<P> I'm my back hurts...<P> I'M ONLY FOOOOOUUUR!!

  • March 3, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    i miss buster poindexter

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 3, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    ...hey, back off, big man...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...it might work with the chicks...but not with me.

  • March 3, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    ...if you touch me, one more time...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm going to RIP YOUR GODDAMN WINDS OFF.

  • March 3, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    ...hmm, I love KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE though, so...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm there. <P> And HOWL is my least favorite.

  • March 3, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    have you tried staples?

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 3, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    see? these guys dont see any nipples...

    by Six Demon Bag

    and they're looking really hard too..

  • March 3, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    ...I never liked a girl enough to give her twelve sharp knives..

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that should be Stabby's quote at The Shelter.

  • March 3, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    ...it's a bone, you lucky dog!

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 3, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    ...if I work late, you gotta work late! If you can't work late.

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I can't work late! And if I can't work late...I CAN'T WORK LATE!

  • March 3, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Nice, nice.

    by TedKordLives

    Good to see how much that movie sticks with people.

  • March 3, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    ...and finally, my most frequently used SCROOGED quote...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm gonna give you a little advice, [whoever I'm talking to]... Scrape 'em off. You wanna save somebody? [taps head] Save yourself.

  • March 3, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    i love when bill in the homeless shelter and

    by Six Demon Bag

    he does his richard burton impression<P>I AM MARC ANTHONY. I SWEAR BY THEE I FORSWEAR!

  • March 3, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    I didn't even know who Richard Burton was back then.

    by TedKordLives

    But I laughed anyway. Bill Murray is a comedy god.

  • March 3, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    ...once you start thinking about SCROOGED...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...you get greedy for it, you want that feeling all year long.

  • March 3, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    i STILL tear up at the end when the black boy speaks

    by Six Demon Bag

    FEED ME SEYMOUR! FEED ME!!

  • March 3, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Sixies

    by TedKordLives

    I just watched Little Shop last night! I know Murray quotes it at the end of Scrooged, but still. By the way, what was the Landis quote from earlier? Ya got me.

  • March 3, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Murray was so good at the end of Scrooged.

    by TedKordLives

    I still think he shoulda got a nomination for that movie.

  • March 3, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    The thing that gets me at the end of SCROOGED

    by ColonelFatheart

    is not that the kid talks, it's that Bill gets choked up by it.

  • March 3, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    "It's the sun! I never thought I'd see the sun again!

    by TedKordLives

    I'M ALIVE!"

  • March 3, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    ...I don't think people liked SCROOGED when it first...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...came out. I didn't see it until a couple of years later on video because everyone said it sucked.<P>I've watched it every year since.

  • March 3, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    ...maybe I should have known smarter, cooler people.

    by FlickaPoo

  • March 3, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I think SCROOGED was widely panned

    by ColonelFatheart

    upon release. I caught it on HBO when I was younger and fell in love with it.

  • March 3, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    The Scrooged quote I probably actually use most is...

    by D.Vader

    ... when I'm forced to do work (that I don't wanna do) around the house with my girlfriend. Flicak beat me to it. <p> "My back hurts, my leg aches... I'M ONLY FOOOOOUR!!!" <p> She never gets it and just shakes her head.

  • March 3, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    "I love KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE though"

    by Subtitles_Off

    Hence, the value of the comparison.

  • March 3, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Elliot Laudermilk's leaving early todayyy....

    by TedKordLives

    BOOM! Four minutes forty-seven seconds!

  • March 3, 2010, 5: