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Next from the remake factory: Private Benjamin starring Anna Faris!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with a little bit of remake news... meaning the regular day to day news out of Hollywood. You know, I haven't watched PRIVATE BENJAMIN since it was on heavy rotation on the pay channels as a kid, so I'm not all that offended or surprised this is in the works, especially since THR's Risky Business Blog says that it is being prepped as a starring vehicle for Anna Faris. Faris is adorable and has the same insane cuteness Goldie Hawn back in the day. New Line is developing the remake. Could be worse... they could be remaking Stripes, right? -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



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  • March 31, 2010, 7:18 a.m. CST

    No.

    by UltimaRex

    Just no. I'm not even sure why, just no.

  • March 31, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Goldie Hawn is rolling in her grave...

    by Magnus Greel

    oh wait.

  • March 31, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    No first either.

    by UltimaRex

    F y'all. Not in the mood.

  • March 31, 2010, 7:21 a.m. CST

    No one gives a shit.......

    by Righteous Brother

    now where are the Clash of the Titans reviews??

  • March 31, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Oh, so now Anna Faris is the next Goldie Hawn?

    by ScaryWaitress

    Like Shia Leboeuf is the next Harrison Ford?

  • March 31, 2010, 7:27 a.m. CST

    You know what movie they need to remake next? JAWS.

    by ScaryWaitress

  • March 31, 2010, 7:27 a.m. CST

    'Cause that movie just sucked the first time.

    by ScaryWaitress

  • March 31, 2010, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds is the next Richard Freyful

    by ScaryWaitress

  • March 31, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Love the original

    by Denty420

    ... but who will they get to match Armand Assante's love rat? Oh, wait, Shia LeBeouf.

  • March 31, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    888that's Dreyfuss***

    by ScaryWaitress

    Sorry, need my coffee...

  • March 31, 2010, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Robert Pattinson is the next Marlon Brando

    by ScaryWaitress

  • March 31, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Taylor Lautner is the next Ralph Loggia

    by ScaryWaitress

  • March 31, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Citizen Kane starring Jack Black

    by lock67ca

    You know it'll happen.

  • March 31, 2010, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Jaimee Foxx is the next Sidney Poitier

    by ScaryWaitress

    Denzel lost this title, he's too old.

  • March 31, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind, starring Michael Cera

    by ScaryWaitress

  • March 31, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Sean Connery is the next GODZILLA!!!!!

    by ScaryWaitress

    Yeah, he wanted to come out of retirement to show his softer side. And the side that wnts to cruch Tokyo.

  • March 31, 2010, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Eli Roth and Daniel Radcliffe in PERFECT STRANGERS

    by Spandau Belly

    The dance of joy begins this summer!

  • March 31, 2010, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Anna Faris...

    by Darkman

    Why not? And maybe they can bring Miss Hawn out of semi-retirement (or self-imposed exile/shame at Kate Hudson's career?) by offering the Eileen Brennan role.

  • March 31, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Animal House a là The Apatow Crew

    by ScaryWaitress

    Seth Rogan as Bluto <P> Paul Rudd as Eric Stratton <P> Leighton Meester as Katy <P> Michael Cera as Larry Croger <P>Jonah Hill as Chip Diller <P>special appearance by Jerry Seinfeld as the Dean

  • March 31, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    I knew it!

    by Frat Boy

    I knew they would get around to remaking this eventually. Don't get me wrong, though. It's still a shit idea.

  • March 31, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Coming soon.....

    by Jamie McBain

    Smokey and The Bandit, starring Robert Pattinson!

  • March 31, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    sounds completely uninteresting

    by The_Crimson_King

    I am hastily making plans to never see this movie in my entire life

  • March 31, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    YAWWWWWWN

    by The_Crimson_King

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • March 31, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    in other news, Hot Tub Time Machine was funny

    by The_Crimson_King

    how about a review of that?

  • March 31, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    I'm so bored I will now quote the Christopher Walken

    by The_Crimson_King

    movie "Communion"

  • March 31, 2010, 8 a.m. CST

    Now THERE'S an idea...

    by thefoggiest

    Stripes starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera.

  • March 31, 2010, 8 a.m. CST

    "here I am, I'm naked....I'm naked!"

    by The_Crimson_King

  • March 31, 2010, 8 a.m. CST

    Express elevator to Hell, going down!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • March 31, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Private Benjamin

    by DJPlaZma

    If they HAVE to remake this movie, why not do the original justice and cast Kate Hudson in the title role? A passing-of-the-torch, if you will.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    The Untouchables, starring Ryan Reynolds as Ness.

    by ScaryWaitress

    Ewan MacGregor as Jim Malone <P> Robert Pattinson as George Stone <P> Michael Cera as Oscar Wallace <P> and, of course, Jack Black as Capone.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST

    didn't they already remake this movie?

    by The_Crimson_King

    as a shitty Jessica Simpson vehicle called "Major Movie Star"? which as far as I know (not that I give a shit) they never bothered releasing

  • March 31, 2010, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Anna Faris in military uniform - sexy, but needs to be a lesbian

    by V'Shael

    I'm sorry, for all those who think there should be a Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, but look, it may be repealed by the time this movie comes out.<br /><br />Imagine it like the Police Academy movies, which were based on the premise that rising crime levels forced the Police Academy to lower their entry standards.<br /><br />Now, imagine Private Benjamin, super cute lesbian, joins the military because they now accept gays.<br /><br />Lots of scope for gay jokes, lesbian sex scenes... I mean, it practically writes itself!

  • March 31, 2010, 8:11 a.m. CST

    the only thing that would make this movie...

    by The_Crimson_King

    worth watching would be a shower scene with a ton of hot and completely naked women, including Anna Farris

  • March 31, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Anna Faris fucking sucks. Seriously.

    by dr sauch

    She is just unwatchable, she makes me cringe when she's on screen. Yes, she's very cute. If that's all we need for this movie, there are cuter girls.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    reboot Forrest Gump starring Robert Pattinson...in 3-D!!!!

    by theDannerDaliel

  • March 31, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Come on ppl...

    by SunTzu77

    What's up with all the damn remakes? If you're going to remake something... remake Star Wars Ep I,II, and III.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Anna Faris is actually great.

    by John Maddening

    She's very funny, she has excellent comic timing...she just needs to pick better roles. The SCARY MOVIE flicks were awful, but she was great. THE HOUSE BUNNY was okay, but once again, made better by Faris.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:34 a.m. CST

    SunTzu77...

    by UltimaRex

    Shut up. Sorry to be rude but SHUT UP! I'm not going through that again...

  • March 31, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Stripes remake

    by TheBaxter

    DAMMIT QUINT!!! DON'T GIVE THEM IDEAS!!!!! as for this, i probably saw private benjamin at some time, but don't really remember much about it. anna faris is usually enjoyable, so this could be good, as long as she doesn't play it too ditzy like in that playboy bunny movie. and if she shows her ass again, it will top the original.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:41 a.m. CST

    What made the original funny isn't funny now

    by Cobb05

    It makes no sense to have a Private Benjamin remake. So basically Anna goes to Iraq with a group of women and they capture some kind of terrorist? The point of the original was that it wasn't common for women to be soldiers. Rent the documentary Lioness. There are women that have seen heavy shit over in Iraq.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Stripes with Hill and Cera wouldn't work

    by rev_skarekroe

    Part of the joke with the original was that Murray and Ramis were really too old to be realistically enlisting. Maybe they could do it with Paul Rudd and Bill Hader.

  • March 31, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Didn't Jessica Simpson already remake this?

    by offroadcamry

    Not that her version was good...

  • March 31, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Come on, ScaryWaitress

    by Richard Cranium

    Jonah Hill would CLEARLY be Flounder in the Animal House remake.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Also, I'd have Paul Rudd playing Boone...

    by Richard Cranium

    And James Franco as Otter.

  • March 31, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Anna Faris is my dream fuck

    by HucksterFinn

  • March 31, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    This could be quite good.

    by Dolmes

    Anna Faris is funny. Decent script. Job done,

  • March 31, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Farris is hot and talented . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . but will always be in crap movies.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    This actually doesn't offend me...

    by exie

    Private Benjamin is a fun flick, but it's not one of those that make you want to punch the wall when you hear it's being remade. The fact that it's Farris helps a lot in this situation. If they were remaking this with Jessica Simpson or Paris Hilton, I'd want to kill someone, but Farris in this could be fun.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Here's an idea

    by The StarWolf

    Have AICN admit publicly that remakes ain't cool, then boycott any mention of them on this site. It would work for me.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    When you say New Line - you know it'll be complete shit.

    by Professor_Monster

    I love the original - that was spun into a tv series.

  • March 31, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    It will just be like that retarded Bilko crapfest..

    by I_am_Torgo

    ..with Steve 'what have I done with my career' Martin

  • March 31, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Faris can be adorable but

    by aversiontherapy2

    Hawn had an undercurrent of smarts that was essential for the Benjamin role. Not sure Faris can pull that off.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Goldie Hawn ain't dead

    by BixbySnyder

    <p>She and Kurt Russel are just too busy fucking each other, and smoking blunts, too care anymore. Perfect life right there.</p> <p>Also, the day 'Smokey and The Bandit, starring Robert Pattinson.' Moves into production...</p> Is the day my dad goes postal. My old man looks like this: http://tinyurl.com/yjwlyhc <p>Minus the shotgun. But, believe me Hollywood, you'd be facing one...</p> <p>So, choose your Remakes wisely, and dont' fuck with The Bandit.</p>

  • March 31, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    2010 version: PFC Benjamin gets hit by an IED

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    Hilarity ensues.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Goldie and Kurt split some time ago

    by V'Shael

    Hollywood's golden couple but even they didn't last for ever.

  • March 31, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    GI Jane?

    by MurderMostFowl

    Wasn't that a Private Benjamin remake?

  • March 31, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    THE BACK TO THE FUTURE REBOOST WILL HAPPEN!

    by AzulTool

    That's my favorite headline to post on a rebbot talkback.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    I actuall meant REBOOT, but REBOOST is kinda funny.

    by AzulTool

  • March 31, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    This idea is too meh to bother getting angry about.

    by Royston Lodge

    Not raping MY childhood. I never really liked Private Benjamin. So, like, who cares.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    They should do

    by Nice Marmot

  • March 31, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Saving Private Benjamin

    by Nice Marmot

    Where Faris and company try to rescue the original character, still played by Goldie.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Goldie Hawn had a charisma that Anna Farris can't approach

    by AzulTool

    Plus, she was way hotter. This flick is going to come and go without anybody noticing.

  • March 31, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    not bad

    by bourne7855

    i dont mind seein anna farris in this at all. shes got some comedy chops. oh and leave stripes the fuck alone

  • March 31, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    ...anna and Chris Evans

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ...Are the only two stars i know who started off in a spoof... although evans spoof was the last GREAT one (not another teen movie was great, ya know it)... when are these two gonna be in a comedy together?

  • March 31, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    @V'Shael

    by BixbySnyder

    No shit? Did not know that. That sucks. Still, they're probably busy doing what i said. Only not with each other then.

  • March 31, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    I wanna stick my private benjamin into Anna Farris' asshole

    by Tall_Boy66

    Then see if she'd go for some ass-to-mouth. Probably.

  • March 31, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Stop the madness

    by SID 8.0

  • March 31, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    I wish the Taliban would blow up the remake factory.

    by runawayboulder

  • March 31, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Hawn was hotter than Faris?

    by Royston Lodge

    I've never been terribly attracted to Goldie Hawn. Even when she was young, I always thought her hair was way stringy and her face was odd-looking.<p> But that's just me. Your mileage may vary.

  • March 31, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Private Pudenjamin!

    by Stabby

  • March 31, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    At least, Kate I Got Herpes From A-Roid Hudson

    by Stabby

    isn't starring in this.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Farris is hot but...

    by Mr.FTW

    She seems like the kind of girl that would be into Cleveland Steamers.

  • March 31, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Cobb and V'Shael have it right

    by Sonny_Williams

    The original conceit of PVT BENJAMIN is totally out of date. The only way to do this is to make Benjamin a lesbian in a platoon of lesbians and gay dudes. LOTS of shower scenes, nights out at the bars, and heavy bunk action after lights-out. This thing will almost write itself!

  • March 31, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Farris looks weird Close Up in HD

    by Stabby

    Too much work done.

  • March 31, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Here Comes the E*Trade Baby Movie!

    by ORIONgods

    im not joking there making the movie

  • March 31, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Whoah, a LADY soldier?

    by _Maltheus_

    How topical! Maybe they can remake Three's Company next and we can try to get over our hang ups about a guy living with two women. Oh wait, maybe Big Love has that covered.

  • March 31, 2010, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Um she already did it! It was called House Bunny!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    The best thing about that was seeing Anna naked ass!<p>I must've jack to that image til I was sored...and then did it some more!

  • March 31, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Reynolds as Elliot Ness:

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    "Yikes! I have to be Elliot Ness in 20 minutes! UnTOUCHables...UNtouchables... UNTOUCHABLES...Got it!" (Apologies to Family Guy) Ryan Reynolds: The Ben Affleck of 2010.

  • April 1, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Eli Roth and Daniel Radcliffe

    by Riff_Randell

    in Bosom Buddies, even better. Or worse, you decide.

  • April 1, 2010, 1:50 a.m. CST

    RE: ORIONgods

    by Riff_Randell

    FFS, I cannot believe this shit! I just googled and it IS true.

  • April 1, 2010, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Happy April Fool's Day

    by Riff_Randell

    Yeah.

  • April 1, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    As long as they keep one thing...

    by tomwaitsisgod

    As long as they still make it that her husband dies while she's banging the shit out of him, I am fine with this. Anna Faris. Mmmmmm......

  • April 1, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Will it still have boobs? ...

    by Jaka

    Or was that Stripes? I forget. Heh.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Jesus Christ. We're in remake hell.

    by ScaryWaitress

    OK, guys, I'm here.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    [slams fist]

    by Subtitles_Off

  • April 2, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    74,155th

    by Subtitles_Off

  • April 2, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Day-um!

    by Subtitles_Off

    You guys'll prolly hit 75K while I'm away! Yippee!!<P>This thread needs to only hit 840-45ish.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    This remake sounds like fun...please don't tell me...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...PRIVATE BENJAMIN is sacred ground for anyone.<P> That would make me feel...sad.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    damn ess aint gonna see my alien post

    by Six Demon Bag

  • April 2, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Oh yes she is...

    by Subtitles_Off

    ess<P> by Six Demon Bag<P> Apr 2nd, 2010 @ 09:36:49 AM<P> i was disappointed when i saw it too cause it wasnt CAM-LIENS. <P> but over the years, god im old, ive come to appreciate it and its the one i continually go back to

  • April 2, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    ...is A³ Scary's [deleted]?

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 2, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    They're remaking PRIVATE BENJAMIN??

    by STLost

    It's a classic. I hold it on sacred ground. <p> *eyes dart back and forth*

  • April 2, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    So... I actually take it back. Anna Faris IS funny...

    by ScaryWaitress

    I just wish Hollywood would make a NEW movie for her, instead of rehashing an old movie that was made back when there were female comedians capapble of frontlining a production and getting butts in seats. The era of Goldie Hawn, Lily Tomlin, Gilda Ratner, Bette Midler, Madeline Kahn, Terri Garr, et. al. is LONG over, unfortunately.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    6D, you are in charge of the count.

    by Subtitles_Off

    And Subbaries®.<P>Flick, you are in charge of bashing [deleted].<P>Ess, you are in charge, as always, of looking pretty.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    STL is in charge of

    by Subtitles_Off

    ★★★★★★★★★

  • April 2, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Day off...

    by STLost

    Picnic at the park. Then playground. Then trying my R/C Airplanes. One of them had a dead battery, so it was useless. I flew the other for maybe 20 seconds before I crashed it. Then I let my daughter (5 in May) try. She flew for almost a minute (!) and then crashed into a tree. It took awhile to get it out. Then father-in-law flew for about 30 second, and crashed it, ripping the tail. So it's grounded until a replacement can be found. <p> Looks like I missed a lot of good stuff while I was soaking up the sun...and I mean soaking it up. I have raccoon eyes.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    ...wait! Subs, don't go...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...what am I supposed to do when the cock crows thrice?!<P> I forget!

  • April 2, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    private pudendamins leave

    by Six Demon Bag

  • April 2, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    For all the reasons I posted before...

    by ScaryWaitress

    I disagree about A³, and will disagree until I die. <P> To answer Flick's question: YES, IT FUCKING IS MY [deleted]. I admit, I have a problem: if that movie is discussed, I CANNOT stop myself from engaging in that. <P> The disappointment rings down through the years, a stream of silent sorrow that still hurts. <P> Fucking A³.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Stabby has veto and Yack

    by Subtitles_Off

    has the keys to The Trophy.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Thanks Subs...

    by STLost

    except I can only carry 3 stars around at a time. heh heh heh...eh.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Col. is in charge of security. Keep the wing-nuts away.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Cheeses gets snacks.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    ...this is [deleted], hate it. This is new music, despise it...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...do these things in remembrance of me.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Somebody, please make sure

    by Subtitles_Off

    Teddy doesn't miss the last bus.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST

    I don't get remakes of movies.

    by STLost

    I like a movie done once. It's a snapshot of history at that particular moment in time. Remakes only muddy the waters, and the original gets lost in the paperwork. <P> whoa, talk about mixing analogies.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Not all new music.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Just the crap. Jebus!<P>OK, Flick doesn't get to take my place. Um, 'nilla does.<P>Guppy gets music detail.<P>Flick, um, you're in charge of philosophy and ellipses.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST

    I also think it is lazy of hollywood...

    by STLost

    to do remakes. You have most of the work done for you. <p> No reason for a remake of CLASH OF THE TITANS. But there is a reason to make a different Greek mythology movie.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    ...that was a good day, STL...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...STGirl is a Top Gun in the making.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    STL, despite the analogy blender,

    by Subtitles_Off

    you're absolutely correct.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Wait, who's in charge of Pudenda?

    by STLost

    Did anyone think of the pudenda?!?

  • April 2, 2010, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Flick...I was happy for her..

    by STLost

    she had a blast flying it. Deep down in my cold dark heart, I was jealous of her skills. I'll remember that come college monetary aid time.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    ...philosophy, got it...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...it is better to be truthful and good, than to not.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    ...college? She's gonna be flying Predator Drones...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and blasting evildoers to Neverland by nineteen.

  • April 2, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Everybody takes turns with the pudenda.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • April 2, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    ...turns?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...um, may I go first?

  • April 2, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Subs

    by Six Demon Bag

    Do we count the whole thread in post count? Or just from where we enter? Do I count stabs and scarys previous posts?

  • April 2, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Alright, you all know your roles.

    by Subtitles_Off

    'moose is on video, and Mac is in charge of the equipment in the truck.<P>Anybody I left out gets to sit back and enjoy the show.<P>See you all on Monday.<P>Have a great weekend!

  • April 2, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Sixies, since Ess was here from the start,

    by Subtitles_Off

    we get to count all the posts in this thread.<P>Once it hits 845, we're at 75K.

  • April 2, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    ...I almost completely agree about remakes, but...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...say I'm a guy who makes movies...I'm sitting around, watching PRIVATE BENJAMIN, and I realize this isn't a great movie...but times have changed a lot...we have two wars dragging on, women are a big part of the military now...the rules are about to change on Don't Ask/Don't Tell...it would be interesting to see this movie set in the present...<P> Maybe I can figure out a new concept that exploits the same scenario, but I'm always going to be compared to and accused of ripping off the original...why not just call it a remake? That way I get a little brand recognition too?<P> It makes sense to me...for a movie like this.

  • April 2, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Subs

    by Six Demon Bag

    Watch out for snakes

  • April 2, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    ...have fun Subs. Did you remember to leave...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the pantry stocked with loaves and fishes?

  • April 2, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST

    ...yeah, watch out for bad guys.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 2, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    The trophy is safe and sound

    by YackBacker

    I use it as a footstool underneath my desk.

  • April 2, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    I can see what you are saying Flick...

    by STLost

    but I just don't see a military comedy in the style of PRIVATE BENJAMIN in today's world. Didn't we get DELTA FARCE a few years ago? Granted that was a pile of steamy sh*t and I only saw the trailer. <p> We're not up against an Iron Curtain, but a silk veil. God forbid you make an Arab a bad guy in movies anymore. <p> Ergh, I totally see what you are talking about, but I guess my plebe mind is totally against the idea. What's done is done.

  • April 2, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Have a good weekend Subs

    by YackBacker

    I'll be in and our briefly this AM as I'm working on actual work stuff today...

  • April 2, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Later Subs!

    by STLost

    Try not to envision the train wreck when you get back.

  • April 2, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Flicka, I think PB except with a flaming gay

    by Stabby

    instead of a dumb blonde would be a better movie and potential comedy gold. Of course it would be totally non-PC.

  • April 2, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    ...funny, Stabby, I automatically assumed Benjamin's...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...best friend would be a gay recruit.

  • April 2, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    ...pssst! when Subs gets back we should make it look...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...like we're all at each others' throats...someone broke off and started the anti-Pedalback and took half of us with him or her...the rest of us got drunk and accidentally killed a noob...<P> Subs gets home, turns on the lights...we're all blood-soaked and gnawing on leg-bones...<P> Hehehehehehe...

  • April 2, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Flick

    by Stabby

    Subs reads every single post so you just gave away a great plan.

  • April 2, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    hehehehe

    by STLost

    I like it Flick...

  • April 2, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    He might skim....

    by STLost

    Let's put some distracting posts around it to divert his attention. <p> BALLS! BUTTOCKS!

  • April 2, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    HORSE BOOBS

    by STLost

  • April 2, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    I AM SO OVER IT. YOU GUYS ALL SUCK. I'M LEAVING.

    by ScaryWaitress

  • April 2, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    AND I'M TAKING MY BOOBS WITH ME!!!!!!

    by ScaryWaitress

  • April 2, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    The complete idiocy of the BENJAMIN remake baffles me

    by YackBacker

    The original was made during a period of relative peace in our country- Private Benjamin existed in a safe world. So, now we get to see a new version where soldiers are getting killed and wounded in action everyday? It seems like a bad idea to me, something in poor taste.

  • April 2, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    ...who wants to fake the autoerotic asphyxiation...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...death? It's the funniest bit.<P> The only downside is that you have to hang in the closet with your pants down and holding your blue painted junk until Subs gets back...

  • April 2, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    I was actually going to do a great April Fool's Day gag

    by Stabby

    where I was going to write a faux article about the Pedalback and say it was written by the NYT writer, Taffy. In the article she would have mentioned every Peeber by name and talked about the shelter. But, I was too lazy.

  • April 2, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    I guess Scary already started with Flick's plan

    by Stabby

  • April 2, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    WHAT PLAN STABBY?

    by STLost

    SHUT UP!

  • April 2, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    *WINK WINK*

    by STLost

  • April 2, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    ...HA! That would have been great, Stabby...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I just had this mental image of a cacophonous horde of reporters laying siege to a little fort or castle-like representation of The Shelter...all of us peeking over the little walls with blank, slightly concerned expressions...<P> Pedalback banner snapping in the wind...storm clouds gathering...

  • April 2, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    It's Official: I'm not seeing the new Clash EVER!

    by Stabby

    Avatar star Sam Worthington lost his cool on the set of Clash Of The Titans over a mechanical owl. The Aussie actor came to despise Bubo, a replica of the heroic bird which featured in the original 1981 film, and threatened to destroy it when director Louis Leterrier wasn't looking. The moviemaker tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "Sam couldn't stand the owl. He wanted to destroy it. He kept threatening to drop it. "He'd say, 'This is ridiculous! This is a ridiculous thing to have in the movie! You're going to ruin my career with that owl!'" The actor adds, "That owl did not deserve to be in our movie."

  • April 2, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    PB motto

    by Six Demon Bag

    dont destroy the owl that feeds you.<P>the fucking guy just ran around in front of green screens for his last three films and hes bashful in front of a prop!

  • April 2, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    ...EW article on KICK ASS mentions internet fan wars...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...after the use of cunt in the red-band trailer.<P> I know there are other movie sites, but I love the idea of some EW reporter slogging through a KICK ASS PedoBack.

  • April 2, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Why do actors get like that?

    by STLost

    Like they feel they are the movie, and above everyone else? Of course it's because they draw the fans, which brings in the money. <p> I'd be thrilled to share a scene with Bubo. I'd let it stay in my trailer. I'd steal it after the movie wrapped. I'd display it on my mantle.

  • April 2, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Bubo is a twatwaffle.

    by ScaryWaitress

    He can't act, he's a shit flier, and he's a fucking prima donna. It's unconscionable. <P> [slams fist]

  • April 2, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    LOL, ST!

    by ScaryWaitress

    mantle: a robe or cape. <P> mantel: a shelf over the fireplace. <P> Anyway, the idea of you strutting around in a purple, fur-trimmed velvet cape with a big golden metal owl pinned to it is funny.

  • April 2, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    whoops! Didn't catch that typo...

    by STLost

    good call Scary. <p> That is a terrible image to have burned into your brain.

  • April 2, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    What, ST? I'm still laughing.

    by ScaryWaitress

  • April 2, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    ...I dunno, ST...I thought you wore that owl with panache.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 2, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    If I was that director I would have put Bubo in every scene

    by Stabby

    flying around in the foreground in front of the action the whole movie. I would have had him perched on Worthlesston's shoulder for at least a good 2/3's of the movie. And I would have given Bubo laser eyes and have him save Perseus' ass every time he got in a fight. Oh, you can't look at Medusa when you fight her. Don't worry you don't need a shiny shield. Let Bubo be your eyes. The Kraken is released. Uh-oh! No fear. Bubo can fly into the Kraken's mouth and down his throat and peck at his internal organs.

  • April 2, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    hehe yeah typo...

    by STLost

    that's what it was...<p> *shifts eyes nervously* <p>

  • April 2, 2010, noon CST

    Forgive me, Stabby...

    by anonymoose

    ...but who gives a shit? It's not exactly a Bale-out. Besides, it was probably an in-joke for the crew. There's also a possibility that it's completely fake, considering the story's proximity to April 1st. Lastly, Bubo was the most unnecessary character in the original. It put a smile on my face in the new one, but I'm glad they left it behind. Good riddance.

  • April 2, 2010, noon CST

    Yeah, Perseus should have

    by STLost

    been killed off in the first 10 minutes, laying the ground work for Bubo to avenge his death. Then throughout the course of the film, Bubo realizes what a schmuck Perseus was, and decides he isn't work avenging.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    work = worth

    by STLost

  • April 2, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    ...'moose, did you see it?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...verdict please.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    whats this slammin salmon?

    by Six Demon Bag

    i saw a trailer for that back in the day? out in 2 weeks on vid.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    I already gave my verdict.

    by anonymoose

    I say it's no better or worse than the original. It's about the same, really. Just right. And I like it.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    That's right Subs - pulled in

    by Star Hump

    by Pedalback. I like the stuff you guys are into. The Arcade Fire mentions helped turn last night into a fun hangout. I was up past 3 talking movies and music. Can't beat that. And Lotharius is one cool cat...

  • April 2, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    I liked the assembly cut (?) of Alien 3...

    by anonymoose

    ...more than Aliens or its director's cut. <P> Yeah, they used puppets for the Aliens. The crew talked about that on the DVD.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    STLost, as I see him now.

    by ScaryWaitress

    http://i43.tinypic.com/29qigbk.jpg

  • April 2, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    *puppets for Alien 3

    by anonymoose

  • April 2, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    ...AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...looking good, ST!

  • April 2, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    'moose,

    by Stabby

    Bubo and 'moose were my two favorite things about the original. I'm glad you liked it. I'm not a fan of Worthington, but I agree that even if this story was true it's not that big of a deal unless this is the reason why Bubo is not in the film more than he is. Then this would be classic case of an actor overstepping and actually interfering with the director's vision. And of course you must see that my comment was mostly tongue in cheek.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    welcome star hump

    by Six Demon Bag

  • April 2, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    'moose? Bet you didn't know you were in the original Clash

    by Stabby

    I meant Medusa.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    And a mechanical owl is no more ridiculous

    by Stabby

    than giant blue cat people.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    ...Humpty, we're all cool in our own special ways...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...did you get a load of STL just now? He makes that shit look goooood.<P> And you should see 'moose in rutting season...spectacular.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Worthington was talking about the original Bubo...

    by anonymoose

    ...which is what's in the film. He literally picks up a fully working recreation of the original Bubo prop from a chest. He inquires about it. Another soldier tells him to leave it. I can see why Worthington would be upset about that. It's a silly gimmick that feels wedged in at the last second.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    I have a hard time with the fact that we're debating

    by ScaryWaitress

    the artistic integrity of the stupid mechanical owl. That thing was idiotic... totally wrecks what little mood the original had. It's the effing Jar Jar Binks of Clash, for < P >'s sake... WHY are we debating it at all?????????????

  • April 2, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    DIALUP FOR DUMMIES - THE INTERNET EXPLAINED!

    by anonymoose

    http://tinyurl.com/yhsemab

  • April 2, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Thanks for clearing that up 'moosey

    by Stabby

    that does seem like a lame attempt at a shout out to fans of the original. But given the campiness of the movie I don't see why he should have such a problem with it. He was probably just joking around with the crew like you said.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Scary...

    by STLost

    that is an awesome pic. I actually like the regal look. And the owl impresses the chicks!

  • April 2, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    I'm not debating it with you, Scary. I already agree with you.

    by anonymoose

  • April 2, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    'moose, I sent you email.

    by ScaryWaitress

    For the Shelter...

  • April 2, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    WHY are we debating it at all?????????????

    by Stabby

    Because that's what we do!

  • April 2, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    MASTER BUBBLER!

    by anonymoose

    http://tinyurl.com/yg638cp

  • April 2, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    'moose is just hating on Bubo

    by Stabby

    because I love that little gold plated scrap of flying cheese.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    moose..

    by STLost

    WTF. The video is weird. The scary part is some people actually need that video.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    You're allowed, Stabby...

    by ScaryWaitress

    ...to be deluded.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    I meant the internet video....

    by STLost

    but the bubble master was disturbing as well.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    ...Bubo wears that Flavor Flav clock robot around his neck...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and says things like "mmmbeedy, beedy, beedy, beedy...I'm freezing my ball-bearings off!"...<P> Right?

  • April 2, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    LOL, Flick

    by Stabby

    But I loved Twiggy too. Like my Dad used to, "Why is there a dickhead walking around on that show?"

  • April 2, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    2.5 MINUTE SUB DOWN

    by anonymoose

    http://tinyurl.com/ylrlcvm

  • April 2, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Oh Anna Faris...

    by TedKordLives

    Why did you have work done? <P>You were perfect to begin with. Now you look all weird and sculpted.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Little Known Fact About Bubo

    by finky089

    From the "Bubo: E! true Hollywood Story"... <P> After enjoying his "15 minutes" in the early 80's after the debute of the original Clash of the Titans, Bubo found himself hard-pressed to frind new roles that would keep him in the spotlight, especially after a planned sequel to "Clash" was indefinitely shelved. Bubo bumpped along Hollywood's D-list watching other non-human film stars of the era enjoy the fame he felt he deserved: ET, Ewoks, R2D2. Bubo hit bottom when he was arrested after threatening the alien MAC, from Mac & Me, with a metallic feather shiv. <p> But Bubo's life eventually did take a turn for the better. While doing community service with the Hollywood Boys & Girls club, Bubo encountered some recent metallic children who were in the recent hit *batteries not included. Bubo discovered that one of the tin tykes was the son of Eliza Flybot, one of the female robot leads in *batteries. As it turned out, Bubo and Eliza had been a couple just prior to Bubo landing his role in Titans. The two never saw each other again. <p> Bubo and Eliza Flybot reconnected and Bubo learned the startling truth: the little bot was his metallic son. <p> Reinvigorated witha purpose in life, Bubo took to the cadmium-lad and showed him how to fly, or as some called it: falling with grace. <p> Bubo stayed out of the Hollywood light enjoying his time with his new-found son and workign with underprivledged kids in need of some goofy laughter in the LA area. <p> When news of a Titans remake began to buzz around Hollywood, people wondered whether Bubo would be asked to reprise his role in the new film. Producers were initially reluctant to appraoch Bubo, recalling stories of his prima dona days of yore. But, actor Sam Worthiington insisted they ask Bubo to return for at least a camoe. Worthignton threaten to "shut the whole damn production down" unless producers relented. <P> But when they approached Bubo, they found he no longer dersired the Hollywood spotlight he once ravenly craved like a robotic mouse-treat. Hearing the news, Worthington paid Bubo a visit at his home in Griffith Park. Praising Bubo and revealing the metallic idolotry Worthington practiced in Bubo's name when he was a kid, Bubo was convinved to return to Hollywood...briefly. <p> Bubo agreed to a short on-screen cameo in the film. He resisted any speaking lines, but Bubo's fans will certainly get a glimpse of him in the new Titans film. <p> And perhaps his Hollywood legacy is just as Bubo would want it- rememebered today for what we first knew and loved him for: Bubo the owl from Clash of the Titans."

  • April 2, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    "Will I get to wash your back this time?"

    by anonymoose

    The most romantic line ever spoken in the history of film.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    What you have to understand about me

    by Stabby

    is that I saw Clash of the Titans in the theater when I was 10. It was the only Harryhausen film I saw in the theater, but I grew up watching them all on late night tv. My 10 year old brain totally bought into that little owl. And I will defend Bubo to the death!

  • April 2, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    MAC should have died a horrible death.

    by anonymoose

    Too bad Bubo fucked that up.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    nice finky...

    by STLost

    a fitting tribute. I'm surprised that during his bad years, he didn't resort to snorting graphite.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    I wonder what else they'll remake with Faris?

    by finky089

    I heard they're remaking Overboard. Is she a part of that, too?

  • April 2, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    How about Seems Like Old Times

    by finky089

    with Faris and Ryan Reynolds

  • April 2, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    "One of the Boys"-Starring Anna Faris

    by TedKordLives

  • April 2, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Better yet: remake Foul Play!

    by finky089

    Faris in the Goldie Hawn part and who for Chevy's role.....Hm.... <p>Ryan Reynolds! <p> (yes, it's all facetious. Foul play is perfect the way it is!) <p> Kojack. Bang Bang!

  • April 2, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    and what the heck was up with MAC AND ME?

    by STLost

    Back then I even knew it was a rip off of E.T., and only saw it on HBO. And the alien likes skittles?? Wow, just like ET liking Reese's Pieces. And the dance scene and the alien family becoming U.S. citizens....ugh.

  • April 2, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    "Hiding Out"-Starring Anna Faris

    by TedKordLives

  • April 2, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    "Used Cars"-Starring Jeremy Piven

    by TedKordLives

    & Anna Faris.

  • April 2, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    MODERN PROBLEMS was a fun one to watch...

    by STLost

    on cable back in the day.

  • April 2, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Finky

    by Stabby

    So, when did Worthington and Bubo have their falling out? Or was Sam just messing with his friend?

  • April 2, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    MAC AND ME was McDonald's propaganda.

    by anonymoose

  • April 2, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    STLost

    by finky089

    I haven't read about a graphite addictionproblem, but there was an incident in late'81 at the Chateau Marmont where he and Belushi nearly OD'd after doing almost 100 grams of iron filings and Robin Williams went nuts with an electro-magnet.

  • April 2, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds is the new Chevy Chase.

    by TedKordLives

    At least, he coulda been.

  • April 2, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    mac & me

    by finky089

    still makes me nauseus, actually. Just mentioning it above made me throw-up in my mouth a little. Big ass rip off of ET.

  • April 2, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Anyone else see 'Smiley Face'?

    by TedKordLives

    Anna was hi-lar-ious in that one. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys getting super-duper stoned.

  • April 2, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Stabby: Bubo & Worthington

    by finky089

    I take it that it was mostly Sam giving Bubo shit. But, i read an interview with Sam a few weeks ago where they asked about the Bubo cameo and he said he was disappointed that Bubo didn't want a bigger role and that he felt like it could have been an "opportunity of a lifetime.His [to work with Sam]." <p> Rumor has it that bubo was staying with the T3 lighting director who Bale went off on and that the lighting guy actually covered for Bubo bungling shit up on-set. At least that's what Jettl93 and the National Enquirer reported. But that just seems too outlandish to be true.

  • April 2, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Bubo should have never hung out...

    by STLost

    with Belushi and Williams...that was just bad news.

  • April 2, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Bubo and Me

    by Stabby

    starring Jettl93 as Ronald MacDonald

  • April 2, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Funny how Bubo managed to

    by Stabby

    outlived Belushi, Chris Farley and Corey Haim.

  • April 2, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    ...off to the park. Watch out for bad guys.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 2, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Modern Problems

    by finky089

    STLost, that's one I'm a little surprised Hollywood hasn't tried to slyly remake yet. The targeted youth demographic will think it's "original" (not knowing it was done already) and I think there's been enough other technological advances since then to do different {though sorta the same) gags. part of it, though, is fidning the right "replacement" for Chevy, which is probably the hardest part. It's liek tryign to do another Fletch with someone else in the lead role. Chevy really made that movie what everyone remembers so fondly about it. His improvisations relaly punctuated the scenes. Afterall- you just can't screenwrite stuff like: <p> waiter: Muchas Gracias, senor. <p> Fletch: Fuckin taco!

  • April 2, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    STLost, it was bad company

    by finky089

    but he was delving into that dark period of his life. Alot of the greats went through it. Alot of the not-so-greats too, and soem of them aint around anymore. <p> it's kind of ironic that the Boys & Girls Club is meant to help the youth, but it ended up giving Bubo a chance to turn his own life around. <p> Steve Martin claims that it was while hanging out with Bubo [before Bubo made it "big"] that he got the whole "arrow through the head" gag. He also says Bubo was one of the influences for the Czech Brothers sketches on early SNL. But I think it's just Martin being humble.

  • April 2, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Stabby, Bubo is a survivor

    by finky089

    as shown while he's in a pile of junk in the new Titans movie (apparently)

  • April 2, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Didn't Bubo read for the part...

    by STLost

    of the fertility idol in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK?

  • April 2, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Didn't Bubo get rejected for the role...

    by STLost

    as the "Oscillation Overthruster" in BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION, because the casting director said in Bubo's reading... "There was too much oscillation and not enough over-thrusting." ?

  • April 2, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    "Hollow?"

    by TedKordLives

    "Hollow."<P> "Fuck it."<P> SSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRIP!

  • April 2, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Bubo also inspired Steve Martin to learn to play the banjo

    by Stabby

    He has said that when Bubo would sing it was the most beautiful sound he had ever heard. It sounded like an out of tune banjo.

  • April 2, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Stabby...

    by STLost

    lol

  • April 2, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    'BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA'-

    by TedKordLives

    Starring Anna Faris and John Cho.

  • April 2, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Actually, Anna Faris and Jeremy Piven isn't a bad combo

    by ScaryWaitress

    Hmm....

  • April 2, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Anna Faris in all the Scary Waitress Movies?

    by Stabby

  • April 2, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Bubo doesn't even have his own Wikipedia entry

    by Stabby

    That's going to change.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Another little known Bubo fact

    by finky089

    Bubo and Old B.O.B. from The Black Hole are first cousins!

  • April 2, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Thanks EssDub.

    by TedKordLives

    I calls em like I sees em.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Seriously... I'm not advocating remakes,

    by ScaryWaitress

    I think remakes are a sign that Hollywood is often governed by fear and stupidity when it comes to what gets green-lit. HOWEVER, if they WERE to remake Foul Play, Piven and Faris would not be the dumbest idea anyone ever had. <P> I might actually watch that.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Maybe, Scary...

    by TedKordLives

    ...But who plays the Burgess Meredith role? <P> I say get Anthony Hopkins. I don't think I've ever seen him do a comedy. Tho he was pretty funny at times in 'The Edge'.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Good afternoon, chumps and chumpette.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    Scary, I actually kinda dig what I've heard of Phoenix. The song 1901 sold me on needing to hear more of the group. Glad to hear someone else appreciates them. Now about Alien 3...

  • April 2, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is played in its entirety

    by ScaryWaitress

    daily in my car. I MUST listen to it. The whole album. <P> Seeing as how it's only 10 songs, that isn't a whole lot to ask... I need to check out their previous work. <P> ANYONE heard of Metric? Thoughts? I'm digging the two singles out on the radio.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    A "Private Benjamin" remake could work.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    I liked the original as a kid, but there's plenty of room for an update and Anna Farris is talented enough to pull it off. I don't think anyone should start talking about "Foul Play" or "Used Cars" being remade, though. There's a chance that they're listening and you have just given them unholy ideas.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Haven't heard of Metric, Scary.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    Standard would be good name. Metric sound communist. Hrrmmm. Must investigate further.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Guppy, they have unholy ideas ALL THE TIME.

    by ScaryWaitress

    Private Benjamin is the DUMBEST idea ever, and what's worse is, it's pandering. They're remaking it in a time of war, to tug at the heartstrings and appeal to military families in a time of war. It's blatantly opportunistic... shit, it's THIS CLOSE to war profiteering, if you ask me.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Metric sounds commie. LOL.

    by ScaryWaitress

    You do realize we're, like, the ONLY country that still uses standard measurements... right?

  • April 2, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

    by ScaryWaitress

    I am about to have a bit of white wine. Everyone stand back.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    John Forsythe is fuckng dead.

    by TedKordLives

    Gone to hang out with some *real* angels.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    OK, just sampled the Fantasies album

    by lotharius3rd1118

    by Metric. They've got a easy to like sound. I love the vocals and there's some pretty intriguing lyrics in there. Thanks for the recommendation, Scary.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Not WHITE WINE!!

    by TedKordLives

    Anything but that!<P> *GASP!* <P> *CHOKE!* <P> *SPLUTTER!*<P> AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

  • April 2, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Yeah, but I've only ever learned standard measurements.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    And I don't like change. I'm a stubborn bastard. What kind of white are you having, Scary? There's a bottle of Casillero del Diablo chardonnay staring at me from the dining room table.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    What I'm drinking:

    by ScaryWaitress

    Glibert & Fils Picq Chablis, 2008. <P> Crisp, crackling, pure-as-the-driven-snow Chardonnay from the Yonne Valley. Apple and pear flavors over layers of mineral, with a faint tang of sea-salt in the finish. <P> If only I had some oysters, life would be perfect.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Bubo & Wikipedia

    by finky089

    hell yeah, Stabby! go for it!

  • April 2, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the welcome Six Demon and all

    by Star Hump

    and I remember loving Bubo as a kid but also thinking "how the hell did they make such a sophisticated little Owlbot back in ancient Greek times?" which is pretty damned silly considering the movie had a flying horse...but hey I was 12.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Sounds good, Scary.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    I've head oysters are an aphrodisiac. So...what are you wearing?

  • April 2, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    *heard* not head.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    I was totally not waxing subliminal there.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Hilarious!

    by Star Hump

    I can't wait to read the Bubo Wiki page. His E! True Hollywood story was deeply moving. He's had a tough row to hoe, that Bubo.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Is Kenny Baker still alive

    by finky089

    cuz he could pull off Billy Barty's bible saleman role in Foul Play

  • April 2, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    let it be known

    by finky089

    that of mine fancasting was not an advocation for remaking Foul Play.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    ahhh.john forsyth is gonna go after BILL MURRAY next!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • April 2, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    What up, Star?

    by lotharius3rd1118

    I remember thinking Bubo was pretty silly even as a semi-retarded child who had no questions about the believability of "One Million Years B.C." with Raquel Welch.

  • April 2, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    The biggest disappointment of Bubo's career

    by Stabby

    came when he was offered the lead in what at the time was slated to be called Tales of the Gold Owl, ABC's short lived tv series which was a blatant rip-off of Indiana Jones. Unfortunately, at the last minute they decided to change the archeological object Stephen Collins' character Jake Cutter was seeking to a Gold Monkey and the series was released as Tales of the Gold Monkey.

  • April 2, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Sixies NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    by TedKordLives

    We're already down one Bosley!

  • April 2, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Goddamn! It's raining sideways!

    by lotharius3rd1118

    Maybe I'll see me a twister today.

  • April 2, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Jeez Lothar

    by TedKordLives

    Weather is going haywire up in the AR, ain't it?

  • April 2, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Everyone seen 'Black Dynamite' yet?

    by TedKordLives

    "If your momma were alive she'd be rolling in her grave right now!"

  • April 2, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    It happens.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    Been a long time since I've been caught in a twister and I sorta miss the experience.

  • April 2, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    I love that movie!

    by lotharius3rd1118

    "My momma said that my daddy's name was Black Dynamite." Pushing the orphan away, Black Dynamite replies, "It's a pretty common name kid." And the scene where he explains the nefarious plot to his posse in a roundabout fashion that encompasses M&M's and Greek mythology was a fucking riot!

  • April 2, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    That reminds me...

    by STLost

    I like how you guys are always letting us know what type of alcohol you are drinking, and the number of drinks you have consumed. <p> Yesterday, I had 1 beer.

  • April 2, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Yeah, the unraveling of the plot...

    by TedKordLives

    ...So ridiculous but so awesome too. I laughed more at that movie than any other in recent memory.

  • April 2, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Guppy... you would need a LOT of oysters...

    by ScaryWaitress

    to overcome the schlub-look I'm sportin' today. It's my day to work from home, so it ain't pretty. <P> And ST, because I enjoy wine so very much, I generally limit myself to drinking ONLY after a certain hour... so that I'm having a glass of wine in the afternoon is REALLY rare. I can count on one hand the times I've done this in the last four years (business lunches excluded, of course.)

  • April 2, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    It was more directed at the power

    by STLost

    chuggers. I see "on 12th beer" and I'm thinking "I can't even fathom that." <p> I can't even drink soda that fast.

  • April 2, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Wow, thismight actually work....

    by Homer Sexual

    I am pretty much aboard the "remakes suck" train these days, but this one sounds like it might be good. Faris is great! Perfect casting unlike...say...Sam Worthington in that other remake out today.

  • April 2, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    This guy made a Bubo !

    by finky089

    http://tinyurl.com/bubovid <p> Or, check out his attempt at a working Johnny 5 replica. <p> http://tinyurl.com/y867p6z <p> based on all the other vids he has, he's quite a fan of film robotica.

  • April 2, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    ST... I can't imaging drinking that much in one day.

    by ScaryWaitress

    I would be curled up in a ball with a RAGING migraine after 5 beers. <P> I'd also feel sick to my stomach, considering that I can't stand beer... but after 5 glasses of wine, yes, I'm drunken, but I'm ALREADY hurting. <P> I don't know how they do it. Alcoholics, I mean. That just sounds like a TERRIBLE idea.

  • April 2, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    schlub look you say!

    by lotharius3rd1118

    We talkin sweats? Ummm, yeah, I like that. Don't you put on any make-up or comb that hair. I like a woman who can get comfortable. Scary, you'd be amazed what I can convince myself is a turn-on.

  • April 2, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    When an ad says "From the Writers of Saw IV, V, & VI"

    by ScaryWaitress

    I wonder... um, why did you even bother to put that in there? <P> FROM THE WRITERS OF THE ENDLESS TRAIN OF SHIT HORROR SEQUELS: THE COLLECTOR. BUY IT ON BLU-RAY RIGHT NOW< SUCKERS!

  • April 2, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    a 3PO, too

    by finky089

    http://tinyurl.com/3pojoz <p> though this one doesn't seem to move at all.

  • April 2, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Well, Guppy, I DID do my hair...

    by ScaryWaitress

    after all, I'm not COMPLETELY uncivilized...

  • April 2, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    "From the Writers of Saw IV, V, & VI"

    by finky089

    It's like they're telling rational peopel to stay the fuck away.

  • April 2, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Personally...

    by TedKordLives

    ...It's 64 ounces of malt liquor a night for me, and I'm done. The heavy stuff, tho, 8% alcohol. More bang for your buck, but I can't play the 'Beer Count' game because of the delivery system. I drink 40oz and I'm like "Well, that's one beer.". And that's just not cool.

  • April 2, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    finky...

    by STLost

    that guy did an awesome job of recreating those robots! Wall-E and johnny 5 were cool.

  • April 2, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Teddy, rest assured...

    by ScaryWaitress

    one 40oz = 3.33 beers. <P> So, next time you finish one off, you can say "THREE BEERS ALERT" instead of "one beer *sniff* alert"

  • April 2, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    I suppose you're right, Scary...

    by TedKordLives

    I never stopped to do the math. Probably because I just finished drinking a 40 at the time, hehe.

  • April 2, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Scary

    by TedKordLives

    Have YOU seen 'Black Dynamite' yet? It's very important that you do, if you're into laughing.

  • April 2, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Seriously, STLost, I'm impressed

    by finky089

    I don't know if that's what that guy does for a living, or just a hobby, but if I did my hobbies half as well as that, let alone my job...well, I....guess I'd...also...post vids of them on YouTube? <p> I hate my job sometimes.

  • April 2, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Ted, it's like Indy told Marion...

    by finky089

    "It's not the BEERS, honey. It's the miles."

  • April 2, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Yeah finky...

    by STLost

    it takes a lot of dedication and patience to pull off those robots. The cost involved is probably up there as well. His wife must be very understanding...or he's single.

  • April 2, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Finky

    by TedKordLives

    You speak the truth, dude. You surely do.

  • April 2, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Vatican says persecution of Church = persecution of Jews.

    by anonymoose

    http://tinyurl.com/y94aspq

  • April 2, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    ST... he's DEFINITELY single.

    by ScaryWaitress

    PUH-LEEZE. Are you kidding? <P> Poor guy.

  • April 2, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    HA HA AH AH AHA HA AH AHA AHA HA (gasp, wiping eyes)

    by ScaryWaitress

    HA HA AH AH AHA HA AH AHA HA AH AHA HA AH AHA HA AH AHA HA AH A. <P> Persecution of the CHURCH = persecution of Jews! No, no, wait. Ok, I'm done. <P> HA HA AH AHA HA AHA HA AH AHA HA AH AHA HA HA AH HA HA AH AH

  • April 2, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    (sigh) the Church

    by finky089

    Those nutty folks will try anything for attention. <p> It's jesus's deathday this weekend. Just shut up, enjoy your attention, then go back to your little boys.

  • April 2, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Tedders

    by Six Demon Bag

    I was actually making a scrooged ref! But that works too...which is why I love ya

  • April 2, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah!

    by TedKordLives

    I forgot that was Forsyth under all that makeup. Nice one Sixes.

  • April 2, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Moses said let my people fuck yer children?

    by Six Demon Bag

  • April 2, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    I like yer moves tedders

    by Six Demon Bag

  • April 2, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Not fuck, Sixies. Just diddle.

    by ScaryWaitress

  • April 2, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    They already remade "Stripes."

    by Uga

    It was called "Full Metal Jacket." (Same plot, same structure, different approach).

  • April 2, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    ...HA! Good one, Uga.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 2, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Bullshit scary

    by Six Demon Bag

    I saw sleepers..you give a priest a diddle he takes a fuck

  • April 2, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    ...I hope they wash their hands before putting that wafer...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...on your tongue.<P> Smell my finger...

  • April 2, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Uga

    by TedKordLives

    You just blew my mind.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    "Why did the chicken cross the road...

    by finky089

    to get to the left or right....RAZZLE-DAZZLE!" <p> Where's your drill Sargeant, son? <p> BLOWN up, sir!

  • April 2, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Lee Harvey I wanna party with you..

    by Six Demon Bag

    The time you tried to make it with the cow

  • April 2, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    I've got a great idea for a Western. Two actually

    by D.Vader

    But I won't divulge them here. Not after my last ideas got ripped.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    ...Gunnery Sergeants dig me, because...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I rarely wear underwear, and when I do...it's usually something unusual.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Now let's have a serious discussion here.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    Golgomek women have six inch long jaws in their vaginas. If the Vatican congregation of the Golgomek's are no longer allowed to diddle their altar boys, who are they supposed to diddle?

  • April 2, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    ...wow, D...a new idea for a Western is like a four leaf clover.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 2, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Are either of you men homosexuals?

    by lotharius3rd1118

    No, but we are willing to learn. Yeah, would they like put us somewhere special?

  • April 2, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    I think I have a decent title for a Western.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    But not a plot. woe is me.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    It was a dark day when all the altar boys

    by lotharius3rd1118

    rose as one force and starting forcing the priests that molested them into cramped ghettos and work camps. The altar boys even began trading confiscated gold rings from the cold, dead fingers of molester priests to their Swedish profiteers. A dark day for humanity indeed.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    "It's not the speed, really...

    by TedKordLives

    ...I just wish I hadn't drank all that cough syrup this morning..."

  • April 2, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    I'm basically a shy guy. I've swallowed a lot of anger.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    Along with a lot of pizzas! Hehehe. Pizzas.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Flicka!

    by TedKordLives

    I used that whole speech, verbatim, at a new job 'Getting to know each other' event. <P> It was pretty awesome. No one knew if I was being serious or not. And then I was stopped by the moderator.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Really? A 4-leaf clover?

    by D.Vader

    Well excellent! Yahoo, my luck has arrived!

  • April 2, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    You can't go!

    by lotharius3rd1118

    All the plants are gonna die!

  • April 2, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Shoulda called him 'The Dork'!

    by TedKordLives

    BWAH-HAHAHAHAHA-HAHAHA!

  • April 2, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    AAAAArmy training, sir!

    by finky089

    "Army training, sir!"

  • April 2, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    ...that speech is really all you need to know...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...about anyone, I don't see the moderator's problem.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    "So basically the problem is that I'm still here...

    by TedKordLives

    ...Where do we keep that sharp knife?"

  • April 2, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    The immortal best single line in "Stripes."

    by lotharius3rd1118

    John Larroquette: "Oh, I wish I was a loofa!" hehehehehehe. That fucking gets me every damn time.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    teddy

    by finky089

    that's awesome

  • April 2, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    ...I wonder if Vlad The Impaler was an altar boy...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that would explain a lot.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    It was great, Flick.

    by TedKordLives

    Truly, Sadly, One of the high points of my life.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    I wish I was a loofah!

    by finky089

    STILLMAN!

  • April 2, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    You better hit those bunks my little babies...

    by finky089

    Or Sergeant Hulka with the "big toe" is gonna see how far he can stick it up your ass.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    John Larroquette: "Have that removed."

    by TedKordLives

    Fucking cracks me up every time. <P> The loofa line is classic, too.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    see you gents around some other time!

    by finky089

    lighten up, Francis. <p> (I think Stripes is calling me again this weekend!)

  • April 2, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Later Fink

    by TedKordLives

    Nice rappin with ya.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    ...that's OK, Ted...my life peaked at 12...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...we were playing bicycle tag and a slightly older friend was gaining on me...I tore through the park...right under the swings I crouched on the seat of my bike, jumped up and grabbed the cross-bar of the swing-set.<P> My friend Brian was right behind me and I grabbed him with my legs as he passed under me and pulled him off his bike.<P> Highlight of my life...it's been downhill ever since.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Catch you on the flip side, finky.

    by lotharius3rd1118

  • April 2, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    ...watch out for priests, Fink.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 2, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Flicka. One last parting Stripes quote:

    by finky089

    "Son of bitch. Shit." later Lotharius, ted, SDB, and all you other Stripes/Pvt Benjamin/Faris fans. ; )

  • April 2, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    I blew it, Peebs.

    by TedKordLives

    I had a chance to ask Harry, in person, what his thoughts were on the Pedalback and I missed it.<P> It took me three or four hours to even think of the question, but it would've been awesome to actually get his feedback.

  • April 2, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    And Stabby

    by finky089

    of the Bubo Lovers fanclub. I will check Wiki on Monday!

  • April 2, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    PS- Beware of the Dwarf!

    by finky089

    that is all

  • April 2, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    That's a feat, Flicka.

    by TedKordLives

    Well done, sir.

  • April 2, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    ...probably for the best, Ted...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...most likely you would have just gotten a blank stare.

  • April 2, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Bill O Reilly wishes he was a loofa

    by D.Vader

    Or a falafel. Or a pita. I'm not sure which. And I don't think he knows either.

  • April 2, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    No way, Flick

    by TedKordLives

    He has to, at the very least, be aware of us. He's gotta notice random threads topping the list way after they should have faded away.<P>Personally, I believe that we're doing him an offhand favor by posting as much and as often as we do. <P> And now it's launch time. Back in an hour.

  • April 2, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Did you ever hear the Bill O'Reilly sex tapes?

    by lotharius3rd1118

    Where he had phone sex with an intern. It was one of the funniest, sleaziest, most erotically inept things I've ever heard in my life.

  • April 2, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    worlds greatest video

    by savagedave

    Better listen to what he says. All ten minutes of it.<p>http://tinyurl.com/ycz4ggq<p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3RsXOJHRUw&feature=related

  • April 2, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    ...O'Reilly phone sex, did it involve him screaming...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...FUCK IT! WE'LL DO IT LIVE!! Over, and over, and over again?

  • April 2, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    No, but I seem to remember him saying

    by lotharius3rd1118

    Pop Goes the Weasel more than once.

  • April 2, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    I'm watching "The Box" and eating a bagel.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    This movie seems like a good, creepy, mind fuck. So far, so good.

  • April 2, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    In the tape O Reilly does refer to the loofah as...

    by D.Vader

    "... that falafel thing." Dang idgit.

  • April 2, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    *slams fist* LETS GET DICKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by MacReady452

    2 great tastes that taste great together. They are working me like a dog today. I only have a minute. Did i see something about a Big Trouble in Little China remake earlier or was that just funnin around?

  • April 2, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    I think that was just some playing around, Mac.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    No one in their right mind would remake Big Trouble in Little China, unless they made it a Western like in the original W.D. Richter story.

  • April 2, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    They'll never remake Big Trouble in Little China.

    by TedKordLives

    Box-Office failures don't get remade, by and large.

  • April 2, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST

    In fact, I fucking Double Dare you, Hollywood!

    by TedKordLives

    Fucking remake Big Trouble in Little China and I'll eat my keyboard! <P> Yeah, that's what I thought, Hollywood, you little bitch! You better walk away!

  • April 2, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Ted

    by Six Demon Bag

    Please don't taunt hollywood

  • April 2, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Convicted? No never convicted.

    by Six Demon Bag

    No don't leave! The plants are gonna die!<p>my go to quotes of stripes

  • April 2, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    "He's eyeing that rug..."

    by TedKordLives

    Every line in Stripes is my go to quote, I think.

  • April 2, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Oh, come on Sixes.

    by TedKordLives

    It's like poking a retarded bear with a stick. What's the worst that could happen?

  • April 2, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Tedders

    by Six Demon Bag

    I've come to the awful conclusion that big trouble will be made...carpenter films are ripe for revisions lately..thing, escape, assault, Halloween, it will be a dark day..

  • April 2, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    I could tell that you are really serious about this.

    by TedKordLives

    So I'll stop. But it's just too weird a movie to get remade.

  • April 2, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    *I can tell*

    by TedKordLives

  • April 2, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Actually, they'll update it. Big Trouble in Little Tokyo..

    by lotharius3rd1118

    The Chinese are soooo yesterday. And all that mystical crap and the hero in search of his big rig has to go. That's too 80's. In this version, from producer Neal Moritz, our loner hero travels around in his badass muscle car! Like a GTO or something. And he goes to Little Tokyo to visit his friend his days in the Army. The friend, Ito or something, has a girlfriend who just got kidnapped by the yakuza. And those pesky yakuza bastards even had the brass tacks to steal our hero's muscle car! I mean, what assholes! And there's an ace reporter who is like totally hot and she's investigating the yakuza and the hero has a thing for her! But so does the boss of the yakuza! Oooooh conflict! So the only way that they can get the car and girl back is to challenge the leader to like some really extreme street races! And then, in the end, the yakuza guy gets a sword and fights the hero, but the hero is so badass that he like totally beats the bad guy's ass doing like some parkour or tai chi or something. Yeah, that's awesome.

  • April 2, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    "Nobody cried when Ole Yeller got shot. I'm sure."

    by lotharius3rd1118

    "I balled my eyes out. 'Cause there is nothing more lovable or more loyal than the mutt."

  • April 2, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Bravo, Lothar

    by TedKordLives

    You just gave Sixes a coronary.

  • April 2, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Sorry, Sixies.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    At least I didn't describe the unnecessary sequel setup in my post.

  • April 2, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    'THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH US!

    by TedKordLives

    SOMETHING SERIOUSLY WRONG WITH US! <P>WE'RE SOLDIERS!<P>BUT WE'RE AMERICAN SOLDIERS!<P>WE'RE TEN AND ONE!

  • April 2, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Oh...

    by Jaka

    ...(looks left).... (looks right) .... it's not actually people discussing this... carry on, carry on...

  • April 2, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    It should star someone who's really hot right now.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    I think Taylor Lautner could play Ito, he's got the range and he can look Japanese. Plus he's got totally bitchin' abs. The hero's gotta be someone badass, but can still believably crack wise. I'm thinking Nick Cannon. And the reporter can be played by someone who's hot, but can also cut an awesome single for the movie. There's only one chick who can pull this off. Miley Cyrus. Yeah. Yeah.

  • April 2, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    HA! Stephen Daldry's on the shortlist for

    by lotharius3rd1118

    the directors they want to do the last Twilight movie. Wow, that's some self-respect you got there Mr. Daldry. Maybe he should be looking into updating Big Trouble in Little Tokyo. I'm convinced it would still be better than The Hours.

  • April 2, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Ok

    by TedKordLives

    Now I'M having a coronary.

  • April 2, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Fuck it! Bring on the serious remakes!

    by lotharius3rd1118

    I'm talking about remaking something dated that audiences don't even care about anymore. Like "Jaws." They can get someone who really knows how to do a big horror film like Oren Peli to do it. And they can put someone in it to star that's got some actual acting talent. Like Freddie Prinze, Jr. And they gotta get somebody really cool to play Quint. I'm thinking Tyler Perry. And there can be like two sharks! One shark in a movie is like totally gay.

  • April 2, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    "The Godfather" starring 50 Cent

    by lotharius3rd1118

  • April 2, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Two sharks!

    by TedKordLives

    They can jump each other!

  • April 2, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    "Mr. Lopez Goes to Washington" starring Carlos Mencia.

    by lotharius3rd1118

  • April 2, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    "Die Hard" starring Jeff Dunham

    by lotharius3rd1118

    hehehe. Oh, that sucks.

  • April 2, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    We're gonna need a bigger GTO!

    by lotharius3rd1118

    Cries Brody as they try and outrun two sharks jumping down the highway.

  • April 2, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Hehehe, Ya got me Lothar.

    by TedKordLives

    But I'm out for the night. Later!

  • April 2, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    "A Nightmare on Elm Street"

    by lotharius3rd1118

    Starring that cool guy from "Watchmen!"...Oh.

  • April 2, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    Night, Ted.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    Watch out for snakes.

  • April 2, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Oh God, please no, let's not have this conversation

    by D.Vader

    Cinematical did the same thing yesterday. "What's the worst remake idea that will piss off EVERYONE!" <p> They started with Shawshank Redemption, and reading their description of it made my blood BOIL. Bc it sounded too real. And I'm afraid it gave some Hollywood hack producer some ideas. <p> So please, I will refrain from engaging in this convo. Once you mention Oren Peli directing JAWS, I'm out.

  • April 2, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna have to take a little break.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    I'm gonna buy a mint Oreo Blizzard from DQ and lie on my hammock for a while. See you cats in a bit.

  • April 2, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Argh!

    by Six Demon Bag

    Heartattack!

  • April 2, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Don't worry, Vades.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    No one in Hollywood is that stupid. I have nothing with which to back up that statement, but I stand by it nonetheless.

  • April 2, 2010, 10:22 p.m. CST

    "No one in Hollywood is that stupid"

    by D.Vader

    You are being far kinder than you realize with that statement, Lothar.

  • April 2, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Don't threaten me al!

    by Six Demon Bag

    You're outta shape...I'll kick your arse.

  • April 2, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Lindsay Lohan! BWAHAHAHAH!

    by D.Vader

    Bitch fell down! <p> Oh this video makes me laugh EVERYTIME! <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFkywK2_sW4 <p> Paparazzi- "Lindsay, they say you're broke!" <p> Lindsay- *FALLS ON HER FACE*

  • April 2, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Wow, Too late for the party again....

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Oh well, I gotta be up with tha ass crack of dawn anyway...but, I'll be lurkin' a while if anyone else is still up...

  • April 3, 2010, 12:06 a.m. CST

    That's funny.

    by anonymoose

    Except that's gotta be the most annoying paparazzi voice I've ever heard. <P> "Lindsay, you fell on your face!" <P> No shit. What is she? A baby? Well, according to her E-Trade, maybe.

  • April 3, 2010, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Harry's new Top Ten DVDs You Bought From Amazon column

    by D.Vader

    Based on who clicked on what links Harry provides in his DVD column (where he gets money for every link clicked).<p> Does anyone else feel like this is just another cashgrab by Harry? As if he isn't getting enough money now from the DVD column, so he puts out another column, once again featuring more links! for more money! but says he's putting it out for us geeks. <p> So we can know what the other talkbackers are buying. Crap. Useless. Boring. Old reviews rehashed. Waste of his time.

  • April 3, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST

    These remake ideas made me cry

    by Star Hump

    on the inside. A new Godfather with 50 Cent has me filled with pure dread because it's too close to the truth. Sooner or later, you know they're going take one of the All Time Greats, lay it on a board, gut it, pull out its innards, add 3D and then release it to the world. It's inevitable. OK, I'll stop now. Too harrowing to contemplate.

  • April 3, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Psycho starring Vince Vaughn

    by Star Hump

    A shot by shot remake by Gus Van Sant.<p> They've already begun. Jesus wept.

  • April 3, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    I'm waiting for somebody to remake 2001: A Space Odessey ....

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    but have it be about 9-11 and George Bush and nothing about space stuff at all, just dusty historical paranoia...

  • April 3, 2010, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Oh, and in 3-D...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • April 3, 2010, 12:35 a.m. CST

    This just in!!

    by anonymoose

    There WILL be a live-action remake of NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND made by BOTH Disney and Studio Ghibli!!! It's currently slated for a 2011 release! <P> http://tinyurl.com/ykrczdm

  • April 3, 2010, 12:51 a.m. CST

    When is somebody gonna have the BALLS to remake...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    STAR WARS!!!!

  • April 3, 2010, 12:55 a.m. CST

    How soon till the Graduate...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    with Michael Cera and Sandra Bullock, as the Cougar..?<p>"Plastics..."

  • April 3, 2010, 1:08 a.m. CST

    How soon till Citizen Kane...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Starring Michael Caine, Carol Kane, Dean Cain, and WWF's Cain, the Undertaker...?<p>"Rosebud... GOOD bud, OR the BEST bud?"

  • April 3, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST

    STLostman...from earlier today...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    "It was more directed at the power chuggers. I see "on 12th beer" and I'm thinking "I can't even fathom that."<p>I can't even drink soda that fast..."<p>Please don't make fun of my alcoholism...it IS a disease...remember...?

  • April 3, 2010, 1:41 a.m. CST

    And you, Tomorrow Scarey...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    "I don't know how they do it. Alcoholics, I mean."<p>They deal, and they learn to complete typing functions and strive to complete coherent conversations at often above standard standards...<p>I'ts a disease, not a death sentence...

  • April 3, 2010, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Most powerful executives are alcoholics...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Many, many more mid-level management types...I'm sure you can recognize them, right...?

  • April 3, 2010, 5:46 a.m. CST

    ★★★★★

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

  • April 3, 2010, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Is getting Trololo'd the new Rickroll'd?

    by D.Vader

  • April 3, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Justin Bieber, more evidence of him being a douche

    by D.Vader

    I was flipping channels and came across MTV where I guess even HE has a reality show? Bullshit. <p> Anyway, he's signing autographs in some building and he's complaining about how hot it is and how there is no AC and no fans. Then he gets up and feels sick and walks away "backstage" bc he might puke from the heat. <p> Hey, douchebag, if you're so damned hot, why don't you take off that fur-lined snow-cap with ear flaps and that heavy coat. You fucking idiot.

  • April 3, 2010, 9:12 a.m. CST

    ...damn, you had me going for a minute there, 'moose...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...TRRROLOLO! <P> [slams fist]

  • April 3, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Hey guys

    by Six Demon Bag

    I put out cookies and milk and am about to make some sandwiches. Enjoy

  • April 3, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Home Alone, people

    by PTSDPete

    Justin Bieber as The One Who Dies. </p> It'd be darker and edgier, & shit.</p>

  • April 3, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    ...Sixies, cookies and milk to entice Jesus...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...down the chimney?<P> Last time I tried that he egged my house.

  • April 3, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    ...I mean, I get the egg as symbol of rebirth...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and renewal and all, but what the fuck, man?

  • April 3, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    ...and you're supposed to decorate BOILED eggs...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...no way that smell is coming out of my furniture.

  • April 3, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    What about the chocolate bunnies?

    by Six Demon Bag

    Explain.

  • April 3, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    ...shit my mother-in-law says...

    by FlickaPoo

    ..."just look at those Ester eggs hanging on trees like Christmas ornaments, THAT is SO tacky! It's the damn Jews and Polaks moving in that do that...I'm sorry, but that's just sacrilegious!"<P> You think I'm kidding, but I'm not.<P> You think she's kidding, but she isn't.<P> Bunny crapping out painted eggs into the grass = sacred symbol of Christ's resurrection.<P> Painted eggs decorating a budding tree in spring = Sacrilege.

  • April 3, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Eggs started out as a pagan tradition thousands of yrs ago

    by D.Vader

    Those who worshipped the Sun God in Europe saw birds as being blessed bc they could get close to the Sun God. Man couldn't catch the birds- only their eggs- which than became symbols of fertility and rebirth. <p> Those old pagans would decorate eggs with nature symbols and used them in springtime religious ceremonies. <p> Christianity, like its always done, adopted the pagan tradition as a way of welcoming those worshippers into the fold, and the egg decorations became a tradition representative of Jesus' rebirth.

  • April 3, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    ...Sixies, rabbits are quickly multiplying, constantly...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...fucking, fertile symbols of renewal.<P> The chocolate part represents the winter's worth of dog turds slowly thawing in the bright spring sunshine and green grass.*<P> * also why we hide eggs in the grass. Good bye cold and ice, hello cycle of life...and a good reminder to watch where you step.

  • April 3, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    ...hey D, for the record...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I don't mean any harm to your Catholic background...I was raised very religious, so I like to poke fun from time to time...

  • April 3, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    I didn't see you poking fun at Catholicism, Flicka

    by D.Vader

    I must have read over it =). <p> Besides, I was just regurgitating what my newspaper told me this morning.

  • April 3, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Flick... You wouldn't want that to happen, would you?

    by anonymoose

  • April 3, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Damn...I learned something.

    by Star Hump

    That stings. Anyway, I never knew the origin of Easter Eggs before. Pedalback is fun AND educational. Cool.

  • April 3, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Cast

    by anonymoose

    Nausicaa: Miley Cyrus

  • April 3, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Inspirational Stories on Fox? You Betcha!

    by anonymoose

    http://tinyurl.com/yagkfw9

  • April 3, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    SCARFACE... school play?

    by anonymoose

    http://tinyurl.com/yb5w5b6

  • April 3, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    160 GREATEST ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER QUOTES

    by anonymoose

    http://tinyurl.com/yfwfxau

  • April 3, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    EPIC TURTLE FIGHT

    by anonymoose

    http://tinyurl.com/yjjgub7

  • April 3, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Has everyone seen THE EXPENDABLES trailer?

    by anonymoose

    It features Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, and Steve Austin. Co-written and directed by Stallone. <P> http://tinyurl.com/yk8vhus

  • April 3, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    library movie review: SPEED RACER

    by STLost

    Watching the race scenes made me nauseous. I now know what an acid trip is like. Everyone played their parts well, I guess. Another LOST reunion movie with Matthew Fox and Hiroyuki Sanada (Dogen). Interesting take on the cartoon. Not a bad plot at all. 3/5

  • April 3, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    *slams fist* LETS GET DICKING!!!!!!!!!!!

    by MacReady452

    < P > damn Pedrews! Its been a rough couple o days but I'm here for a good amount of time now. None of this "in/out, in/out." I've been pulling lately.<p>I'm not catching up either so let me know when I'm missing the inside jokes.<p>Whats up moose and ST. 3/5 on Speed Racer I see. Shocker.

  • April 3, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    somebody better get in here and engage me

    by MacReady452

    or I'm gonna start trashing the place.*raises Batman mini statue by Jim Lee over head*

  • April 3, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    freaking news goes on late tonight cause

    by MacReady452

    we are airing the Ten Commandments.<p>At least Conti will be on TV keeping me company.

  • April 3, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    ...slow day, Mac, Pebrews have all gone bunny.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 3, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    ...Puffy Scrapple® NAUSICAA...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...'moose, much as that makes my blood run cold, you know she's been getting good reviews in...whatever her new movie is called?

  • April 3, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Ha! I knew if I threatened Batman collectibles

    by MacReady452

    someone would show up. Whats up Flick? Don't let me keep you from the bunny fun with ToddlerPoo.

  • April 3, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST

    I saw the Expendables trailer.

    by MacReady452

    movie good. music bad.

  • April 3, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    3 of my couple friends are all pregnant

    by MacReady452

    birds and the bees I guess. I didn't realize my married friends were so horny.

  • April 3, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    ...too much dicking?

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 3, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    apparently they had some pregnancy pact

    by MacReady452

    like those high school girls in Massachusetts who idolized Jamie Lynn Spears.<p>I don't think any of them had sex with a homeless man though. Not sure.

  • April 3, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    SOME GUY reviews RELEASE THE KRAKEN (aka CLASH 2.0)

    by YackBacker

    SPOILERS!<p> Alright, Pebrews, I have seen the end of the world and it is hollow mediocrity. CLASH OF THE TITANS or HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE DEMI-GODS is a whimsical tale of lonely Gods, lonlier demi-gods and a bunch of humans that have spent far too long in the sun. Perseus, the semi-human meat popsicle goes on a grand adventure to battle all those bastards that killed off the ones he suffered-- err "adored" for the first 20-some odd years of his pedestrian life. No doubt an ode to KILL BILL, Persy goes on a roaring rampage of revenge that unites him with a bunch of unbathed but crafty cohorts seeking to help save Argos from the coming doom that is The KraKen. <p> As far as I can tell, KraKen is not a bad guy. I'm sorry to say we don't get to know him well, if at all. He shows up at the tail-end of the Third Act to kind of blow his CGI-wad all over the Argosians and their really facking hot princess, Andromeda. Perseus loves Andromeda? No. He loves the idea of her, the idea of some really foxy chick with her own kingdom of unbathed sishould rule her own kingdom of men and women. Instead, Persy wants to play "Wrestle The Medusa" with his creepy guardian Io, played by the exquisitely beautiful Gemma Arterton. <p>To be honest, I like this change, even if it spits in the face of the mythology. It makes almost lesser sense in this film's context that Persy would love Andromeda in that he meets her at his most despondent and depressed. It's only when he starts feeling his mojo, while road-tripping with CASINO ROYALE's Mads Mikkelsen that he begins to lighten up. And his creppy stalker Io is there to flash a wink and a smile between scorpions and overly horny witches.<p> The movie isn't that bad until we get to the final showdown with KraKen. KraKen is just a guy doing his job, as per his father's (Hades) command. In another context, KraKen is just a good kid, a bit clumsy and very slow to consume the (virginal?) Andromeda. And that's the thing- the Argosians put Andromeda up on a rig like Faye Wray for the KraKen to presumably eat, but Hades wants his ugliest child to do damage to all of Argos. So... Hades lied? Asshole!<p> Neeson, Fiennes, Arterton and Mikkelson are all good. That guy from MANCATS IN SPACE is perpetually boring the shit out of me. If Jake Lloyd has a cinematic older brother, his name is Sam Worthington.<p> I dug seeing it (in two dimensions) but I'm already forgetting what happened... and I just saw the facking movie!

  • April 3, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    i'm sooooo tempted to read that Yack

    by MacReady452

    but I'm seeing it Monday.

  • April 3, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    C'mon Mac... you know you wanna

    by YackBacker

    The plot's not that complex. I swear.

  • April 3, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    ok i couldn't wait and read the last line

    by MacReady452

    so it is worth seeing then. I never intended to see it in 3D.

  • April 3, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    It's worth seeing if you go in with a "Hades May Care" 'tude

    by YackBacker

    I had read enough angry reviews to expect little and walked away diverted and entertained.

  • April 3, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    alrioght i couldn't resist. nice review

    by MacReady452

    "MANCATS IN SPACE" HAHAHAHAHAHHAAH.<p>Tell me a little about Kalibos Yack. Here is where I want you to tread lightly on spoilers but, he IS in it Yes? He was my favorite in the OG and hardly featured at all in the trailers and shit. What gives?

  • April 3, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Kalobos is in it

    by YackBacker

    He doesn't eclipse the OG. Don't go in with high hopes on his character.

  • April 3, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL

    by MacReady452

    can you tell I'm disappointed.

  • April 3, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Yeah, it's not a charming movie

    by YackBacker

    It's hollow mediocrity. It reminded me of how I felt coming out of TERMINATOR SALVATION- coincidence Señor Worthington?

  • April 3, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    oh i liked

    by MacReady452

    hades may care.<p>good one.

  • April 3, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    oh man. Salvation?

    by MacReady452

    your not doing this movie any favors anymore Yack. I was still gonna go knowing it wasn't great but Salvation? eeeerrrrrrrrrrr.

  • April 3, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    you're not your. me so stupid

    by MacReady452

  • April 3, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    I wasn't offended by SALVATION

    by YackBacker

    I was bored by it. I liked the FX but I never cared about what happened onscreen. Similar feelings occurred for me during CLASH. I can enjoy myself despite not caring what happens, unless the movie actively offends me, like [deleted] did. This movie doesn't have any "Go fuck yourself, screenwriter!" lines in it, which is a big deal for me.

  • April 3, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    i hear ya Yack

    by MacReady452

    I didn't care about anyone in Salvation but the effects were ok. i don't expect an intelligent study of greek mythology.

  • April 3, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Loved the Arnold quotes!

    by Star Hump

    so many great, great one liners. How fun it was catching Arnold movies back in the day.

  • April 3, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Hey, Peebers...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Jesus is coming tomorrow and he is going to be SOOOO pissed you all hid his colored eggs..

  • April 3, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    I'm glad my favorite Arnie quote made it in at the end

    by D.Vader

    It was the very last one. For a brief second I was afraid they had forgotten the awesomeness of it and neglected to put it in.

  • April 3, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    How is that everyones favorite Vades?

    by MacReady452

    I guess that is just good writing. What up Cheeses.

  • April 3, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    I guess technically it isn't an Arnold quote

    by MacReady452

    but I always loved the,<p>"How long do you plan on staying on Mars?"<p>"Two weeks."<p>"Are you bringing any fruits or vegetables onto the planet?<p>"Twwwwooooo weeeeeeks."

  • April 3, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Just gettin' home, Macman...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    36 beers in the fridge, 1/4 of KICK ASS bud in front of me, no place to be 'til Monday afternoon...<p>I'm sure I'll need more beer before Monday afternoon...

  • April 3, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Salvation would have been a better movie had...

    by D.Vader

    They not sold the film as "Sam Worthington IS ACTUALLY A TERMINATOR!!!" <p> It really would have been a nice surprise.

  • April 3, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Cheeses, you should have your daughter hide the beers

    by MacReady452

    around the house and you can have a drunken Easter beer hunt.<p>This will end at 3 a.m. when you scream,"Just tell me where the fucking beer is!"*slams fist*

  • April 3, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    thats true Vades

    by MacReady452

    hey while i got you here...what was the movie idea you had that got swiped? my cousin came up with an unfunny version of Waiting before it came out. I don't like him so I laughed when I saw his idea was "being done". By default I was forced to think that movie was hilarious. some of it is i guess.

  • April 3, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Vaderman, Mac...I haven't seen Salvation...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Are ya'll serious about Arnold quotes peppering the film, or are ya'll just funnin' me?<p>Or do I need to just keep drinking til I can read?

  • April 3, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Which one are you talking about Mac?

    by D.Vader

    I'm talking about The Running Man: "I hope you leave enough room for my fist, bc I'm going to ram it into your stomach and break your goddamned SCHPIIIIIINE!!!"

  • April 3, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Oh I misinterpreted Mach

    by D.Vader

    I thought you were saying the last quote isn't technically an Arnold quote. Carry on!

  • April 3, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    ...damn, when you see them all together like that...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...there's a lot more variety than you expect...there's a grandeur to it.<P> I'm impressed.

  • Its 10 minutes long. Moose put up a link.

  • April 3, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST

    I dont get what The Ten Commandments

    by MacReady452

    have to do with Easter. Shouldn't they be showing Passion of the Christ or something else? Is it to include Passover, I guess?

  • April 3, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Mac I haven't divulged which idea got swiped yet

    by D.Vader

    Bc the project is still shooting I think and there isn't really any news about it except for an announcement and synopsis. Which was extremely close to my treatment I'm developing for a television series. Involving zombies. That's all I'll say. If you know my history, you may be able to figure it out.

  • April 3, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    HHHHAAAA!!!! Mac....Great Idea....

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    BRING me a BEER, Gawdamnit!!!<p>[SLAMS FIST!!!!]

  • April 3, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    "Get in the car!" "Get in the tunnel!"

    by D.Vader

    "GET TO THE CHOPPAH!!!"

  • April 3, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    ...good review, Yack. I had the exact same reaction...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...to SALVATION. Nothing there to hate, really.<P> I didn't much care, but I saw it at home with a good bottle of wine after an excellent meal...overall a good evening.

  • April 3, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    is that the AMC project Vader?

    by MacReady452

  • April 3, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    I wanna see a modern movie done in

    by MacReady452

    Technicolor. It looks so awesome. Your telling me we can make Blue Cat People look real but we can't get a computer to replicate the look of technicolor?

  • April 3, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    No Mac

    by D.Vader

    I think the AMC project would actually help mine. The one I'm referring to is a feature.

  • April 3, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    "Attacks on Catholics are just like antisemitism..."

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Watching the Church Implode is like, you know, driving by a really massive train wreck, and the train was carrying Circus Animals, and foreign sports cars... You just have to look...<p>http://tinyurl.com/ycue5sd

  • April 3, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Well here's to hoping for their failure Vades. Cheers.

    by MacReady452

  • April 3, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Ahthankyou sir!

    by D.Vader

  • April 3, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    It gets worse....

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    "Abuse hotline set up by Catholic Church in Germany melts down on first day as 4,000 people phone in..." <p>http://tinyurl.com/ye5kjwc

  • April 3, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    as a former alter boy and non practicing Catholic

    by MacReady452

    the inability for the church to do the right thing is a total joke. it disgusts me. Even at my own parish there were scandals of a homosexual priest taking in a "homeless" man to give him a place to live, only to find out later they were in gay love. Then the gay lover of the priest robbed the church credit union. disgraceful.

  • April 3, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    slight revision on that

    by MacReady452

    i said they were in "gay love". the priest was offering shelter for sexual acts. not really love.

  • April 3, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    I felt the same way, Mac...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    back with Jim Baker, and the rest of the crying Televison Evangelists. I was raised Southern Baptist...<p>I was even the Music Director of a small Church for a while in College...very religious as a kid with religious relatives...<p>Most of my Southern Baptist people get defroked for shit involving hetero sex and cocaine, but often murder, too...<p>It does happen, but, seldom are little boys molested at Chior practice...<p>Just be thankful you had a man as your childhood priest...And I still think there are far more good Priests than bad...

  • April 3, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    There was supposed to be a 'Good'...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    in the first part of that last sentence. Right after the a...

  • April 3, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Germany was taxing Cathoilics $800 each annually

    by MacReady452

    that is fucked up.

  • April 3, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST

    ...yeah, the inability to clean house is disturbing...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I wonder if the problem has been going on too long, and is too systemic for them to be able to cut off the diseased limb.<P> And the Ex Cathedra infallibility of the Pope is a big problem...it makes it impossible to go back on previous statements and just say "we fucked up, we're ashamed, we're going to fix it".<P> Shameful.

  • April 3, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST

    It just proves that every religion is fucking nuts and sinful

    by D.Vader

    In some way. Everyone except the Buddhists. Don't think we really ever hear anything about their leaders doing something wrong and immoral. Muslims have the terrorists and murderers, Catholics the pedophiles, Baptists and Protestants the hypocritical homosexuals and theives, Jews have... well, I guess you don't hear much about rabbis doing wrong either, but I spose some of them cheat on their wives. They're human. Who knows.

  • April 3, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Plus, the Pope claimed Diplomatic Immunity last week...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    as head of the Vatican State...Remember?

  • April 3, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    I had a good experience with the church growing up

    by MacReady452

    The thing that bothers me the most about the whole thing is that I can't defend it at all. You can say, "..a few bad apples.." but when it goes all the way up to The Pope I see no other option other than stepping away. It is a real shame. Horrible for the kids and their families and a moral trap for any church goer. Your turning your back on God if you leave and your a fucking idiot if you stay.

  • April 3, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    ...I think the celibacy rule attracts a disproportionate...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...number of people with sexuality that is stunted or problematic for some reason...instead of getting help they join the church and figure god will fix it. <P> Who knows, if they were free to be in meaningful sexual relationships it might sort itself out in time, but instead it just festers...

  • April 3, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    ...I was raised Evangelical Biblethumper, and I'm not...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...religious, but if I lived in NY, Italy, or some other place with a beautiful Catholic Church or cathedral, I'd attend a few times a month. <P> I love the history, the architecture, the art, and few places on earth are more relaxing to me.

  • April 3, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Mac...'Xactly!!!!

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Flick...Ditto...<p>The Celibacy rule was a Pauline introduction to Christianity...Jesus never condemed marriage and spoke of it often in good terms...He wouldn't even throw the first rock at a chick who cheeted on her husband and had a beer...

  • April 3, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Catholic services blow, though...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    All that standing up and sitting down...Somebody should really make a weight loss video...<p>Sweatin' to the Confession...

  • April 3, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    ...Paul incouraged a single, celibate life, but...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...it didn't become obligatory for priests until the middle ages...largely for property reasons.<P> A married priest would leave property and possessions to his heirs...but all of a celibate priest's worldly goods return to The Church when he dies.

  • April 3, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    ...in the old larger churches you can just sit...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...way in the back...and the echo reduces the priest's voice to a Charlie Brown Teacher's "waa waa wa waaaa wa waaaw wa wa waaa wwwa waaaaaaa...".

  • April 3, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    not to pile on or find fault with the Jews

    by MacReady452

    wasn't there just some money laundering scheme with hasidic jews in NJ? Flick, do you remember that?

  • April 3, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    yup. they need to let priests get married

    by MacReady452

    it is the only way. PERIOD.

  • April 3, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    ...I heard a news story recently about the fact that...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the Catholic Church is so hard up for priests in some areas that they're allowing Anglican priests to change teams if they want too...and stay married (Anglican priests are allowed to marry).<P> Can you imagine?! <P> If I was a married Anglican priest, I'd want to switch just to rub my twice a week pudenda party in the other priest's faces...<P> ♫♪ waa...waa...chick-a...waaaw ♫♪

  • April 3, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Yeah but the Church is all about tradition

    by D.Vader

    And that'd be such a HUGE change in tradition that I don't see that option being plausible. I see instead there being changes in churches where priests and altar boys mingle. More transparency behind closed doors and whatnot.

  • April 3, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    ...Mac, I think you're referring to a massive...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...corruption sting in NJ.<P> Yeah, there were some rabbis involved, but about half the population of the state was involved no some way, so no biggie for Judaism.

  • April 3, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Either let Priests marry...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Or...maybe make it okay for everybody to masturbate...<p>Masturbation without guilt would solve SOOOO may of this worlds ills...

  • April 3, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    ...*involved IN some way*.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 3, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    rabbis gotta get paid

    by MacReady452

    http://tinyurl.com/y97t2f8

  • April 3, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    its sad that we sit here and call out all major religion

    by MacReady452

    and then look at born again/generic Christianity and shrug, meh, its barely a religion. Those people are so annoying.

  • April 3, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Totally Agree, Mac...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    That's what I grew up in...but, what do I need to be reborn from...?<p>A faulty first incarnation?

  • April 3, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Yes, let masturbation be okay

    by D.Vader

    Actually, I think the Church thinks that's okay nowadays. But priests probably still feel ultra guilty about it when they do it.

  • April 3, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Again, the Buddhists...

    by D.Vader

    Aint no problem with the Buddhists. Just sayin'.

  • April 3, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    ...I keep laughing at the idea of a middle-aged ,married...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...ex-Anglican Catholic priest showing up for work on Sunday morning...all mellow...he nods to his fellow priests...<P> "...'ssup, padres? Two times last night...she said screw Peter, they should call me The Rock, if you know what I mean...<P> Hey, one of you guys mind setting up the communion stuff? I didn't have time for a shower this morning...I'm smelling pretty worldly...kinda carnal, if you catch my drift. Thanks, padre..."

  • April 3, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    ...D, but what are you allowed to think about while...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...cradling the jake...the Shroud of Turin?<P> That seems like the catch...I can't imagine it's OK to think about the kind of thing you want to think about to get the job done...

  • April 3, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Daughter just shared her latest E-mail from Loverboy...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    i tried to send this by replying. i finally got it to say sent but it isnt in my sent folder so here it is again. i said u didnt have to respond and that there isnt anything i could say to convince u that all i wanted was to come back to town, hang out with u when i could, and hoped we could stay in contact while i was gone. it is as simple as that. there are no strings that come with me. ive never been in a serious relationship and am in no position for one now. the reason for that is i dont make promises i cant or possibly wont keep. i did only have a short time here and im sorry i pressured u for your time. i know it couldnt have happened at a worse time for u. all i thought u were is someone i was gonna let get to know me. that might sound simple but it isnt. jeremy knows me better than anyone besides my mom and he doesnt know me. just knows more than most. everyone always makes so many assumptions about me. he was thinking the same as u. idk maybe yall discuss it. if that is the case how can i trust either of u. i got a strange vibe from both of u at kevins and u avoided me most the night. i dont look at most things the same as others and it would take much more than a msg or 2 for u to grasp my perspective. solitude can be a good thing and ive had more than i will admit. its given me a point of view i havent seen anyone else have, but it also throws people off when getting to know me. im sorry for the misunderstanding and for not giving details in this explanation. no need to write a book and im not here to stress u out or eat up your time and energy. all i wanted is to hang out with u while i could. i havent had a call from work yet so i might be here this weekend if there is something to do and the offer for alice is still open if we can put this behind us. i got some badass indica and some honeyoil. the indica wont make it til this weekend. honeyoil smells horrid but youll like it.i broke down and bought Human Traffic. would have preferred watching it with everyone tho. i finally found a hard copy of Trance n Bass. ive looked on amazon for it alot but it was finally there. hopefully it wont skip. do u have a good copy or is it the burned one with skips? i hope to see u soon, but if not goodbye. <p> <p>*************<p>Where does a Dad start? His lack of respect and worship of < P > not, withstanding...This guy is problematic and not something I want my grandchildren sharing chromosomes with...

  • April 3, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Shroud of Turin..hahahh

    by MacReady452

    I think the only thing priests are officially aloud to think of when jerking it is Mary Magdelene. The holiest of prostitutes.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Jesus LOVES Whores....

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    it's all about the bunny ears, baby...

  • April 3, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    ...oh, man...he's trying the old...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Nobody Knows Me, I'm An Enigma Even To Myself...But Just Maybe I'll Let You See The Real Me routine...<P> Oldest trick in the book.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    ...HA! Mac, I think I HAVE touched it to Mary Magdalene...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...one of the old Jesus movies had a hot one, if I recall...

  • April 3, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    i hope to see u soon, but if not goodbye.

    by MacReady452

    hahahahahahahahahahahah. what a fucking idiot.<p>I wear my heart on my sleeve, by the way have you heard that new trance/bass vinyl all the kids are listening to? Anyway, I'll talk to you later, but if not see you in the abyss of loneliness that I know so well and assume you are destined for. I love you.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    "...'ssup, padres?...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    ..Two times last night...she said screw Peter, they should call me The Rock, if you know what I mean..."<p>That goes in an episode of Stoner and Toots...<p>Flick, you conjure dialogue so very scorcerously...

  • April 3, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Oh boy... I come to check in, and I see LoverDork's latest.

    by ScaryWaitress

    Do you even want me to break this one down? Or is that just getting old? <P> I have an ENORMOUS fucking headache, so no wine tonight... which means no happy-go-lucky Waitress for you all. :(

  • April 3, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    "Scorcerously" is what I wrote...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    and, I stand by it...<p>Make of it what you will...

  • April 3, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Oldest trick in the book. Nice Flick.

    by MacReady452

    Whats this guy gonna try next? Dig a hole and cover it with leaves and hope you daughter falls in it? Cheesesman, have you met this guy? I forget if you told us.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    ...Cheeses, it would be my greatest honor.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 3, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    I'm just exercising demons, Scary...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • April 3, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    You mean exorcising, I assume, Cheeses, dear.

    by ScaryWaitress

  • April 3, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Scary you just take it easy ma'am.

    by MacReady452

    here are some cyber asprin. take three and call me in the morning. OOO

  • April 3, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    LoverDork is so pathetic...

    by ScaryWaitress

    his bullshit is counteracting the double-dose of migraine meds I just dry-swallowed. <P> Jesus Christ.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Sweating to the Necronomicon.

    by MacReady452

  • April 3, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    If there's ONE thing I can't take seriously from anyone

    by D.Vader

    Its spelling "you" as the letter "u" and not capitalizing your sentences. Its just lazy and will derive no respect from me.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    ...no, I think Cheeses meant what he said...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...he's got those demons sweatin' to the oldies.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    ...shit, Mac beat me to it.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 3, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Uh oh. Scary said dry-swallowed

    by MacReady452

    So many innuendos, so little time.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Flick...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    From the episode where Stoner visits his old preist to buy weed...

  • April 3, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    I touched it to Mary Magdalene once

    by D.Vader

    Monica Bellucci played her, right?

  • April 3, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Haha Flick.

    by MacReady452

    I'm the fastest douche in the 'net.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    I'm alone. Just dogsitting my mom's dogs

    by D.Vader

    Mom out of town. Girlfriend out of town. Aunt sick with post-op surgery. All the women in my life have disappeared. Guess I'll drink this bottle of vodka and watch Dook (hopefully) lose to West Virginia.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Stoner was using the churches tax exempt status

    by MacReady452

    to filter illegal drug money back into the system. The priest helped in exchange for free bud.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    ...yeah! Or laced communion wafers or something.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 3, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Sounds good Vaderman but you don't sound

    by MacReady452

    happy about it. Nobody there to fetch and make the drinks huh. I feel ya.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    ...a simple Monica Bellucci image search...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...is an endless rabbit hole of wonder...

  • April 3, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    leave it to Transexuals to ruin the term post-op

    by MacReady452

    I can't ever hear or say it without giggling. heehee

  • April 3, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Tax exempt communion wafers...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    made by pedophiles are at the center of every single flavor of Girl Scout Cookie...<p>Satan bakes the rest....IN HELL....<p>What's the Priest's Name...? Father...????

  • April 3, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    oh man Flick

    by MacReady452

    who put up that one of her where it looks like her face is covered in "glaze". I left the tab open all day and would open it every so often to give myself a little "lift".

  • April 3, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Exactly, Mac.

    by D.Vader

    Just a lot of cute dogs laying around not bothering to help make the drinks. Psssh.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    ...that was all Cobra...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...he always comes through in a pinch.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Father Magillicutty

    by MacReady452

  • April 3, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Magillicutty it is, then....

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • April 3, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    never heard of this. Anus Magillicutty

    by MacReady452

    http://tinyurl.com/9vqju

  • April 3, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    I miss Cobra. Hope he isn't in a lions rectum somewhere.

    by MacReady452

  • April 3, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    I watched Akira Kurosawa's "Sanshiro Sugata" (1943) today

    by D.Vader

    It was his first feature film and followed a judo fighter in 1880's Japan. It surprised me at how awesome it was. The actor who played Sugata was pretty built and imposing and looked like he could play a Japanese version of Superman. <p> The movie also had a pretty awesome villain, a refined jujitsu fighter who dressed elegantly, like Jack the Ripper in a bowler hat, and he puts out his cigarette ash on flowers. <p> After a few tense exhibition matches between Sugata and others, the film climaxes with a fight between Sugata and the serpentine smoker set in a windy field between rolling hills on a cloudy, moonlit night. <p> There were some flourishes in this film that surprised me considering it was Kurosawa's first. The movie opens with a fight between Sugata's soon-to-be mentor and a gang from a rival school, angry at this master's new Judo. It takes place on a bridge at night, and the master is shown mostly in shadow, but Kurosawa continuously tracks from right to left and then back again when he shows the remaining fighters preparing to spar. <p> Overall, I was very impressed with this first film. And the music was great too.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    ...Mac, did you see my favorite Edwige Fenech pic?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I don't know what it is, but I could look at this all day...<P> http://www.activitaly.it/immaginicinema/imago/images/Edwige%20Fenech_jpg.jpg

  • April 3, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    I also need a name for...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    a Jewish lawyer of Stoner's who is an old friend and defends him in court in the first episode...<p>He works for the Law Firm of Dewey, Cheatem and Howe...

  • April 3, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    ...HA! Check out the cast and roles.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 3, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    My full CLASH review- 'Nilla, the pic is for you!

    by YackBacker

    http://tinyurl.com/yd5c6ek

  • April 3, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    ...that sounds good, D...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I really need to catch up on more Kurosawa.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Holy shit, Zoe Saldana looks fucking hot...

    by D.Vader

    In The Losers. Man I'm sweaty.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    I have a lot of his films saved on DVR from TCM this month

    by D.Vader

    I recorded all the ones I haven't seen or don't own on DVD. Sanshiro Sugata and its sequel are, so far, only available on the crazy Kurosawa Criterion box set that came out last month.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    The Losers is a DC Comics property...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Right?

  • April 3, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Like Human Target...?

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • April 3, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    I think so Cheeses. Lots of movie ads on the Final Four tonight

    by D.Vader

    I've seen ads for The Losers, Robin Hood, and now Iron Man 2. Also those crazy Old Spice ads with Terry Crews made by Tim and Eric (of Awesome Show Great Job!).

  • April 3, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Lots of gratuitous shots of Saldana in her underwear...

    by D.Vader

    In that trailer. And she's got a pierced eyebrow. Me likey.

  • April 3, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    My mom and cousin are seeing Paul McCartney right now

    by D.Vader

    Down in florida. She keeps calling during certain songs so that I can hear them (poorly) through the phone. Right now he is in the second part of "Band on the Run".

  • April 3, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Yeah Cheeses

    by MacReady452

    Nice pic Flick. I'm at work though. Lucky it looks "artistic"<p>I gotta check that Out Vades. sounds good.

  • April 3, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    ...oh, it's art.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 3, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    The Lawyers name is

    by MacReady452

    Avery Levine. Kinda like the pop star only more jewy.

  • April 3, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    I like Avery...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Uncle Avery to Stoner's Daughter...the free spirited hippie acid dropping belly dancer...<p>It IS the Early to Mid-70's...

  • April 3, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    lets keep it early 70's

    by MacReady452

    as far away from disco as possible.<p>wikipedia says the first disco song was in 72 so that doesn't give us much time to work with. Stoner can hear disco in 72 and say, "What the fuck is this shit?"

  • April 3, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Naw, Mac...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Stoner only see's Disco as an avenue to sell cocaine...<p>I see an episode taking place on the opening night of Studio 54, guest starring Cher, as the wheelchair bound head ex-Cougar who invents roller-disco...

  • April 3, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Watching APOCALYPTO

    by Six Demon Bag

    Pretty damn good but awfully sad

  • April 3, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    So...Stoner isn't adhering to any kind of

    by MacReady452

    court ordered rehab or probationary protocols? Just trying to get a feel for the over all story arc of the character. He is obligated/court ordered to work with Toots on these busts or whatever but is he there only in body? Is his heart and mind still in the "deal"?

  • April 3, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    I was surprised how much I liked it Sixies

    by MacReady452

    for me it was a completely different kind of movie. I like the end too.

  • April 3, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Yeah pretty intense too..

    by Six Demon Bag

    After this need to watch something relaxing like point blank which is on TCM

  • April 3, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Woops. Posted in the wrong TB.

    by anonymoose

  • April 3, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Has the Final Four become the new Super Bowl?

    by D.Vader

    I've seen more and much cooler ads for summer movies during this Dook game than I ever did during the Super Bowl. Maybe the Bowl is becoming too expensive, so we get the better (cheaper) ads later during the Final Four. Also, its closer to release date, so we get more footage than we did in february, but still, I'm surprised at how many good movie ads I've seen.

  • April 3, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Picked up WTWTA on Blu-ray...

    by anonymoose

    ...and, before you ask, no, I didn't get it through Harry's Amazon link. <P> Higglety Pigglety Pop! is fucking awesome. From the puppetry to the creepy tone, it's beautiful.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST

    So today is the day Warren Oates died

    by D.Vader

    Sad day. His son and daughter, who I'm friends with and work with, have had some interesting and cool, some sad and somber stories about him on Facebook today. And pictures of them with him when he was still alive.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    I'm glad you liked the Arny compilation.

    by anonymoose

    It's weirdly soothing to have it on in the background. I ought to make an MP3 of it.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    is that Point Blank with Lee Marvin, Sixies?

    by MacReady452

    I just got it from Netflix after Yack recommended it.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Badass Indica and Honeyoil

    by Star Hump

    The new album by the Boggy Fottom Boys.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    I'm SO glad you said that Moose

    by D.Vader

    I never click on those ads Harry puts up. It just seems so... slimy to me. I mean, it isn't really, I really do enjoy the DVD column, but... eh I just can't bring myself to follow the links. Harry doesn't put enough energy into this site anymore for me to support him in that way. This site has gone to shit in many areas, so that's one of my forms of protest I suppose. <p> I'm just shocked that most of the pple in the talkback for the "These are the DVDs you buy" enjoy the column. Its sucks. And he'll never keep it up. Its so... meh, but many think its cool? Bizarre. <p> Anyway, I'm pissed Higglety Pigglety Pop isn't on the regular DVD.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    I watched the Arnie thing and saw it was 10 minutes

    by MacReady452

    I was like, "Sheesh...10 MINUTES?" but it sucked me right in. I loved it and like Vader said they save the best for last.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    There was a Badlands screening today, but I missed it

    by D.Vader

    I was watching Sanshiro Sugata and had forgotten about the Badlands screening. <p> And to bring this all back around to a TB topic, he WAS in "Stripes" too, remember. <p> No Stripes screening in town, however.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    But wait Moose, weren't you talking about Race with the Devil?

    by D.Vader

    The other day? He was in that too! See? It all comes around full circle!

  • April 3, 2010, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Yeah i thought it was weird Sgt. Hulka was

    by MacReady452

    mentioned earlier this week.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Toots works for this new Federal Task Force...(from Wiki...)

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    "The Drug Enforcement Administration was established on 1 July 1973, by Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1973, signed by President Richard Nixon on 28 March 1973.[1] It proposed the creation of a single federal agency to enforce the federal drug laws as well as consolidate and coordinate the government's drug control activities. Congress accepted the proposal, as they were concerned with the growing availability of drugs.[2] As a result, the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD), the Office of Drug Abuse Law Enforcement (ODALE), and other Federal offices merged together to create the DEA."<p>Stoner did something and got caught or took the fall for someone...But at his sentencing, a four star General pleads for leaniencey and the use of his skills in drug enforcement, based on his experience smuggling drugs in Viet Nam...<p>He has Carte Blanc to cheat the system on petty possession chargesas long as he helps the newly formed DEA arrest drug smugglers...

  • April 3, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Fuck Dook

    by D.Vader

    Damnit.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    ...Blu-Ray is the only way to see Higglety Pigglety Pop!?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I bet the library will get that eventually.<P> I watched Nilla's recommendation of MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI last night...unbelievable.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Some of these smugglers are his friends...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    and former business partners...

  • April 3, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST

    ...night guys...good work, Cheeses...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...watch out for Messianic Zombies.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Why did I just hear about this??

    by Six Demon Bag

    Megan mullally has a beef with Patton oswalt?

  • April 3, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    I never heard about it

    by D.Vader

  • April 3, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    In honor of tomorrow being Easter...

    by anonymoose

    http://tinyurl.com/ygeykxj <P> If Jesus were really like that, I'd be a supporter. That's why Greek gods kick so much ass.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    thats the perfect time period Cheeses

    by MacReady452

    I like the sound of that. I know you said Kelly LeBrock for Toots but I keep thinking Linda Carter. That isn't really relevant. I just wanted to mention Linda Carter.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    OH..pardon me LYNDA Carter

    by MacReady452

    la di da.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    was anyone not in love with this?

    by MacReady452

    http://tinyurl.com/ye4et54 <p>She must have spawned a generation of lesbians.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    I thought Warren Oates died a long time ago

    by Six Demon Bag

  • April 3, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Actually I prefer THIS Easter Bunny video

    by D.Vader

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPb0po2jzfg

  • April 3, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST

    He did, Sixies, on this day in 1982.

    by D.Vader

  • April 3, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    night Flick

    by MacReady452

    Who the fuck does Megan Mullally think SHE is?

  • April 3, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Lynda Carter...Kelly LeBrock...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Six of one, half a dozen of the other...<p>I could totally see that...But, who in today's world could we really expect to fill these roles?

  • April 3, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    nice vids moose and Vader

    by MacReady452

    that Easter Bunny is a dick!

  • April 3, 2010, 10:38 p.m. CST

    I said Dermot Mulrooney or however you spell it

    by MacReady452

    for Stoner only cause I didn't have any other ideas. Toots..??....Courtney Cox? Younger? Jessica Biel? I have to think about it more.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    12th beer alert...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    12 in 5 hours is roughly 2.3 beers per hour...Jesus would not be impressed...

  • April 3, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    2 vodka tonics deep

    by D.Vader

    I started late. Damn dogs. Damn Dook game. Damn facebook addiction.

  • April 3, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    1 coffee 2 sticks of gum alert

    by MacReady452

    I hate work.

  • April 3, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    I'd like to see Megan mullally do pattons

    by Six Demon Bag

    Bit on Robert evans... Till then she shouldn't critique

  • April 3, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    I WAS leaning to 1976 as the timeframe…

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I like the Bi-centennial angle, but look at the top ten grossing films of 1973, the birth year of the DEA…<p>1) The Exorcist<p>2) The Sting<p>3) American Graffiti<p>4) Pappillion<p>5) The Way We Were<p>6) Magnum Force- (First Dirty Harry…)<p>7) Disney’s Robin Hood, with the fox…<p>8) Last Tango In Paris<p>9) Paper moon<p>10) LIVE AND LET Die…card reading Jane Seymour…MMMMMmmmm

  • April 3, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Im out night all

    by MacReady452

  • April 3, 2010, 11:18 p.m. CST

    I'd like to see Megan's Mullallys from 10 yrs ago

    by D.Vader

    I bet they were spectacular.

  • April 3, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Night Mac

    by D.Vader

    I'll drink to your leg, we'll drink to your leg! Hah HAH!

  • April 3, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Later, Mac....

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Happy egg hunting resurrection holiday...<p>But, if Good Friday is on a Friday, and Jesus was resurrected on the THIRD day...how come Easter is on a Sunday, TWO days after GOOD Friday...

  • April 3, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    after the Spring Equinox...<p>LOOK IT UP!!! <p>How much more pagan do you have to get?

  • April 3, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    I wonder if anyone would be as cool to work/kill for...

    by D.Vader

    ... moreso than Michael Ironsides. Watching Starship Troopers. That prompted the thought.

  • April 4, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Maybe Jesus died early on the 1st day?

    by D.Vader

    So he was dead for a full day on friday? Oh wait, I see Cheeses has answered with a full moon... <p> Is that true? I noticed it looked like a full moon the other night! How awesome! I never knew. So we've already had the longest day of the yr? My birthday, the Winter Equinox, is the shortest day of the yr. I don't keep up with the other side, so I dunno for sure.

  • April 4, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST

    I just confused Equinox and Solstice...

    by D.Vader

    D'oh! My bday is the winter solstice, not the equinox. Dagnabit!!

  • April 4, 2010, 12:09 a.m. CST

    The Fox in Antichrist's FX explained- CGI AND animatronic

    by D.Vader

    Apparently, the Fox was a combo of the best of both worlds. It was an animatronic fox (during the speaking scene, at least) where the entire face, other than the eyes and ears, were CGI. Eyes, ears, neck, body were animatronic. How the "fox is eating his own insides" shot that preceded the talking shot was achieved, I do not know yet.

  • April 4, 2010, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Also- a Trained FOX!!!

    by D.Vader

    A fox was also trained to open its mouth on command for the speaking scenes. I believe these shots were not used for the final product in which the fox speaks. But I bet this real fox was used for the shot in which Willem DaFoe stumbles upon the fox in the shrubs, and it pops up with its mouth wide open, the jaw hanging low in surprise and shock. That slomo shot looked too real to be CGI or animatronic for my taste.

  • April 4, 2010, 12:14 a.m. CST

    In other words- the best way to do a special effect like that

    by D.Vader

    CGI, animatronic, AND a real fox. The whole damn time, I was confused and couldn't tell how they achieved the effect. Brilliant.

  • April 4, 2010, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Still think I saw a tag on the fox belly that said

    by Six Demon Bag

    Property of Henson studios

  • April 4, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST

    That fox looked damn real....

    by D.Vader

    When it popped up out of the grass, jaw open, surprised by Willem DaFoe, AND when it was eating its insides. I wasn't sure how they achieved either of those effects. The Fox talking I was pretty sure was either CGI or animatronic. But the other two shots looked astoundingly real.

  • April 4, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Just got back from watching "The Crazies."

    by lotharius3rd1118

    That was a surprisingly entertaining ride. full of suspense and scares and had some pretty intese action scenes to boot. Fuck I don't want to go meet the family for Easter tomorrow.

  • April 4, 2010, 1:11 a.m. CST

    I'd kill for Michael Ironside.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    Especially if he gave me an extra five minute to fuck Dina Meyer. I'd also kill him if he lost his legs to the jaws of vicious, fire-spewing beetle.

  • April 4, 2010, 2:04 a.m. CST

    I want to see these CRAZIES now

    by YackBacker

    But I'll have to settle for the crazies I call family tomorrow (yuck yuck yuck!).

  • April 4, 2010, 2:26 a.m. CST

    The wait is making me go CRAZIES!

    by YackBacker

    oh boy...

  • April 4, 2010, 2:27 a.m. CST

    I wonder if these CRAZIES eat Craisins®...

    by YackBacker

    They're a good source of antioxidants... but so are braaaaains!

  • April 4, 2010, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Maybe they're the NORMALS and we're the CRAZIES

    by YackBacker

    Ever stop to think about that one?

  • April 4, 2010, 3:34 a.m. CST

    Not in my family, Yack.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    My uncle looks like Jesus and he smokes pot on the back porch while his loud, and increasingly scuzzy methed-out brood, consume all the food inside and make inflammatory accusations about the evils of liberals of the family. My mom laughs and tries to pretend that everything is actually just like it seems in her Norman Rockwell inundated head and my brothers fight. Actually, my family is a fine microcosm for the themes of Easter. Good going crazy family.

  • April 4, 2010, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Morning gents.... just watched The Easter Bunny Hates You

    by ScaryWaitress

    I think I hurt something laughing...

  • April 4, 2010, 7:07 a.m. CST

    What the hell is a heather to do on Easter, anyway?

    by ScaryWaitress

  • April 4, 2010, 7:07 a.m. CST

    ***that's heathen, god damn it.****

    by ScaryWaitress

  • April 4, 2010, 7:10 a.m. CST

    I'd scramble some eggs and then paint them

    by YackBacker

    and give 'em to the kids and say "Roadkill"

  • April 4, 2010, 7:10 a.m. CST

    I'd scramble some eggs and then paint them

    by YackBacker

    and give them to the kids and say "Bunny had an accident this year."

  • April 4, 2010, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Well, I'll tell you...

    by ScaryWaitress

    1. Make coffee <P> 2. Fart around on the computer for an hour or so <P> 3. Have breakfast <P> 4. Clean the house a little... you get the picture.

  • April 4, 2010, 7:15 a.m. CST

    OMG, Yack, that's EEEEEE-VOL.

    by ScaryWaitress

    Much funnier than my lame-ass plan. <P> You have to understand, I have had zero caffeine and 5 hours of sleep.

  • April 4, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    I think my favorite part with the Easter Bunny...

    by D.Vader

    Is when he just knocks the copies out of that poor girl's hands and sticks his finger in her face.

  • April 4, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Anna is 100% hotter than Goldie ever was

    by Powerring

    And a better actress.

  • April 4, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Anna is a better actress, but Goldie is more likable a personali

    by YackBacker

    And as Jules said in PULP FICTION "Personality goes a long way."

  • April 4, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Scary, I'm working on less sleep

    by YackBacker

    I have two options: try to nap, and likely fail (but at least try) OR slam down 2-3 cups of coffee and charge through this ridiculous day of kids, pastel colors and overcooked ham. What to do, what to do...

  • April 4, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Random thoughts on Easter:

    by YackBacker

    If I was nailed to a cross, left for dead and later resurrected to glow all sorts of awesome light upon man, I'd be pretty freaked out by this 6 foot tall bunny that keeps showing up on the anniversary of my most important day. Seriously, have any of these bunny peddlers even BEEN to Jerusalem? There are no large bunnies there. I can see how certain things are misconstrued for sociopolitical reasons (e.g. "Jesus hates [fill-in-the-blank]") but the bunny situation (another Pulp Fiction jab, Christ, I'm tired- yeah, I'm talking to you Jeebus) is insane. There's no political argument, no agenda being pushed. It's just a cute thing to make kids excited. What animals are native to Jerusalem? Goats? The Easter Goat doesn't have the same ring, does it? Well fuck that, I've met a few goats and they're far more engaging than any rabbits I've known.<p> If I have kids, I'm telling them the Easter Goat is the OG.

  • April 4, 2010, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Library movie Reviews...double feature.

    by STLost

    CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS: Cute little animated movie. Nothing like the book, except for the giant food. Plot stretched a little too long..could have easily been 15 minutes shorter. I laughed a bit. Little STLost liked it. 3/5 <p> UP IN THE AIR: Pretty decent drama. Good acting, good plot. Makes you think about being a loner vs. letting people into your life. 3.5/5

  • April 4, 2010, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Wouldn't the easter bunny....

    by STLost

    be a sort of pagan spring time symbol that merged into the Christian aspect? I want to say it was pushed by companies to get candy and toys sold after the mega consumerism during the Christmas holiday season. <p> When I was a kid I got an Easter basket with a chocolate bunny, some other small candies and one toy, usually a Star Wars or GI Joe figure. <p> Now the stores are pushing huge baskets with a ton of stuff in them, and toys galore. We kept our daughter's basket to a minimum as well...a few candies, one toy, and a box of Life cereal. Yes, the Easter Bunny has been bringing our daughter grocery items. The last few years she had been getting Macaroni and Cheese.

  • April 4, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST

    ...the Bunny is a symbol of fertility/spring/rebirth, and...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...chocolate is a symbol of the winter's worth of dog turds slowly thawing in your backyard.<P>That's also why we hide the eggs...watch where you step!*<P> *repeat from yesterday.

  • April 4, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Next up : Dunston Checks In Remake

    by PTSDPete

  • April 4, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Up in the air broke from the pack

    by Six Demon Bag

  • April 4, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    In honor of your Easter holiday

    by Six Demon Bag

    The family and I are gonna watch the brown bunny..that's bout Easter right?

  • April 4, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Cleaned the shit outta my house yest.

    by Six Demon Bag

    Feels so good

  • April 4, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Watched Goldie in a 1992 film last night

    by Star Hump

    and now I've forgotten the bloody title. Anyway, even in her late 30s she was an absolute stunner. Not cute, but truly beautiful. Anna Faris has nothing on Goldie Hawn.

  • April 4, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    HOUSESITTER?

    by anonymoose

  • April 4, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    The true Story of Easter…

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    So Jesus had planned a long weekend away from humanity. He had faked his own death just to get three days away from his multitude of followers who always wanted their feet washed or were bugging him to heal their illnesses or tell them a parable…Jesus was soooo looking forward to those three days off. He had borrowed a bitchin’ tomb to crash in from his buddy, Joseph of Arametheia who was tight with the Roman authorities and would arrange for some Centurions to make sure nobody bothered him during his three day nap. He was just going to lie in a deep coma and astral project back home to see his dad and maybe drop into hell and visit his old pal, Satan. Maybe even stop by Buddha’s place, if he had the time…<p>But, unbeknownst to Joseph and Jesus, A family of unusually large rabbits had taken up residence in the tomb before it was sealed up. Two days into his Vacation, Jesus is awakened by incessant bunny chatter and the sound of rodent claws scratching on stone. It was worse than a dripping faucet and nails on a chalkboard combined which broke Jesus’ Coma Concentration which snapped his astral form back into his fleshy body just as Muhammad was about to introduce Jesus to his 99 Virgins.<p>Jesus sat up on the table, unwrapped himself and looked at the rabbits. He should have been angry, but, he WAS Jesus after all, so instead he just signed and smiled and rolled the big stone door off the Tomb to let the large rabbits out before they suffocated. And as they scurried out around his feet, Jesus blessed them and from that day forth the Cottontail lineage of rabbits lay colored hard-boiled eggs to commemorate their escaping the tomb and waking Jesus up a day early, which is why Easter is ALWAYS on the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after the Spring Equinox, instead of the first Monday…

  • April 4, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Fuck Easter. Read about witches from their own words.

    by anonymoose

    http://tinyurl.com/yh2l67h <P> Here lies a collection of the crazy things people who believe in magic say.

  • April 4, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    He should have made some rabbit stew...

    by anonymoose

    ...and fed the poor, not some symbolic bullshit that does nothing for anyone.

  • April 4, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    But, Moose...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Hard boiled eggs will feed the starving masses, too…you just have to seek the holy eggs out wherever they may be hidden…You can eat as many as you find…

  • April 4, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Ew... They're rabbit eggs. That's just weird.

    by anonymoose

    Even the poor would say no to that.

  • April 4, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Moose, That wiccan site is hilarious...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    “I woke up with zits this morning…Has someone put a curse on me!?!?!”

  • April 4, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    "I'm thinking of switching goddesses..."

    by D.Vader

    "Because the one I'm with now wants me to get a tattoo of her symbol, but in exchange for her favor she wants to kill my friend. What do I do?"

  • April 4, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    I think all the grave misspellings are a sign from the gods

    by D.Vader

    That these bitches be loco AND stupid. <p> "rieking" for reeking? "Sarrow" for sorrow? And don't get me started on the person who didn't know how to spell hallucinations but also didn't know if the word was hallucining or hallucinating or hallusations.

  • April 4, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Hallusations my pebrews

    by Six Demon Bag

  • April 4, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    I liked the REAL history of Easter Cheeses

    by MacReady452

    Did Jesus stock the tomb with 36 beers and a 1/4 oz cause he didn't have to be back to work til Monday afternoon?

  • April 4, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    those are some losery Wiccans

    by MacReady452

  • April 4, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    The Easter Bunny Has a Message for You

    by _Maltheus_

    28:06:42:12

  • April 4, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Cheeses, I want to see that story animated

    by YackBacker

    It's facking hilarious!

  • April 4, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Maltheus..are those the #'s from Lost?

    by MacReady452

  • April 4, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    re: MacReady452

    by _Maltheus_

    No, Donnie Darko. I was going for the psycho Easter bunny theme.

  • April 4, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    ...Yack is right, that REAL EASTER STORY would make...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a fucking great animated short...preferably stop-motion.<P> I see it moody and beautiful...less ROBOT CHICKEN, more MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI to bring out the subtle absurdity...<P> This is a job for Nilla® Vafer.

  • April 4, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    hey Flick

    by MacReady452

    how was bunny chocolate day?

  • April 4, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    ...maybe that's why rabbits multiply so fast...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a meltification of the loathsome fishes sort of thing...to feed the hungry.

  • April 4, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    ...hi, Mac...it was OK...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...house cleaning, then the in-laws stopped by and a very good meal...then some unpleasant construction work on the house.<P> Beautiful day though, and it was my morning to sleep in, so I mustn't complain.<P> How was yours, you at work?

  • April 4, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    yeah work

    by MacReady452

    I had brunch with my girls family and they put out a really nice spread so it was good. I only have 2 more weeks on this shift though so they are dragging. its my friday though so that is good.<p>What construction are you doing. Did I read something about stone before?

  • April 4, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Wow, I didn't eat any chocolate today-

    by YackBacker

    How the fuck did that happen?

  • April 4, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    i ate jelly beans. no chocolate

    by MacReady452

  • April 4, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Hey Mac, how did you like POINT BLANK?

    by YackBacker

  • April 4, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    I haven't watched it yet.

    by MacReady452

    The Pacific then that tonight I think. Maybe tomorrow if not tonight.

  • April 4, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    did you not like Payback Yack, or is this just that much better?

    by MacReady452

  • April 4, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    ...oh, just the eternal work on this house, Mac...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...just now I'm finishing up stripping, sanding, repairing, and re-glazing the attic windows...they're three stories up though, and the handholds aren't always the best.<P> The hard part is that there's a lot of old lead paint involved, so you're always trying to figure out ways to not poison your kid...

  • April 4, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    i would think not poisoning your kid is a priority for many pare

    by MacReady452

  • April 4, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    ♫♪Its driving me outta my mind♫♪

    by MacReady452

    ♫♪Thats why ist hard for me to find♫♪<p>♫♪Can't get her it outta my head♫♪<p>♫♪Miss her♫♪<p>♫♪Kiss her♫♪<p>♫♪Love her♫♪<p>♫♪That paint is poooooison♫♪<p>♫♪Poison, poison,poison,poison,p p p p poison.♫♪<p>♫♪You can't trust that lead dust and a smile, that stuff is poooisooooon♫♪<p>♫♪It's dangerous.♫♪

  • April 4, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    so lame when typos ruin a joke

    by MacReady452

  • April 4, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    ...yeah, the most annoying thing is that lead makes you...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...stupid.<P> It's important to me that she be clever enough to grow up Pedalbacker.

  • April 4, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    ...♫♪ POISON ♫♪...

    by FlickaPoo

    ♪♫ I want to sand it but you better not touch (Don't touch) ♪♫<P> ♪♫ I want to scrape it but my senses tell me to stop ♫♪<P> ♫♪ I want to kiss you but I want it too much (Too much) ♫♪<P> ♪♫ I want to hug you but this lead dust is venomous poison ♪♫

  • April 4, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    she is probably already more clever than me Flick

    by MacReady452

    I was ding a live shot the other day for these kids that were trying to raise money and awareness for autism (the odd thing is I think there is a working threory that lead contributes to the development of autism in unborn children). So I let a whole bunch of little kids come check out the TV truck and stuff and I had 2 boys about 7 or 8 in the truck and they are looking at all the gear. One kid spots the voltage meters and goes, "Whats D.C. voltage mean." Now, I wasn't prepared for questions and before I could open my mouth the kid standing next to him says, "It's Direct Current and A.C. is alternating current."<p>Not my kid but I was proud of him. Someone was paying attention in science class.<p>Anyway, that kid was more clever than me.

  • April 4, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    ...I'm profoundly ignorant about electricity...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I sort of know the answer to that question...I'd like to think I could have answered correctly, but probably not.<P> Definitely not.

  • April 4, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    I would have been able to answer THAT question

    by MacReady452

    and no further. I know just enough to be dangerous and probably electrocute myself.

  • April 4, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    If the kid had pressed any further

    by MacReady452

    I would have had to pull out my Vidal Sassoon bottle and watercorded his ass.

  • April 4, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    ...I was giving a talk at a school once...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...about one of my books, and I mentioned that Gauchos in Argentina hunt an ostrich-like bird with those bolas thingies that you throw and tangle around their legs...<P> A little kid (maybe seven) raised his hand and said "I think that bird is called a Rhea".<P> He was right. I just gaped at him and asked him how he could possibly know that...<P> He said "I like nature".

  • April 4, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    ...solid plan. People rarely remember...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the five minutes leading up to a good watercording.

  • April 4, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    I would have said

    by MacReady452

    "Your thinking of Rhea Pearlman kid. She is married to Danny DeVito."<p>I always wnated to throw one o them bola dealies. Rhea Pearlman would make as good a target as any other.

  • April 4, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    ...you can't trust volunteer kids anyway...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...it's unnatural.

  • ...you want to hunt Adriana Lima with bolas...Rhea Pearlman is more of a rubber mallet situation.

  • April 4, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    ...I'm off to bed. Watch out for creepily precocious kids.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 4, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    To: Mac, re: PAYBACK, a memo by Yack...

    by YackBacker

    I liked PAYBACK overall, but it's not nearly as engrossing as POINT BLANK. They are, effectively, two different stories, despite having parallel plots. The revenge aspect of Porter in PAYBACK suffers from a lack of punch. We're told Porter is angry, he says he's angry and then he goes off on this quirky little adventure to get his revenge. I haven't seen the director's cut, so maybe the studio notes were to soften things up (which is likely). <p> POINT BLANK is all about revenge- there is nothing cute going on. Lee Marvin probably also hated the THREE STOOGES (I cannot confirm this) and that is probably Mel Gibson's second-greatest flaw (the other being his hatred of the Jews). <p> Wow, I sound like I hate Mel. I don't- I pay attention to everything he does because he is a great filmmaker and sometimes a very effective actor. But he wasn't a good fit with the Richard Stark character. Kind of like Harrison Ford with Jack Ryan- Baldwin was the better version in my opinion.

  • April 4, 2010, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Yack are you saying you dont like the Stooges?

    by MacReady452

  • April 4, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Isn't hating the Stooges and hating jews redundant

    by MacReady452

  • April 4, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    I loved "Payback."

    by lotharius3rd1118

    But, then again, I've yet to set sights on "Point Blank", mostly due to a slight aversion to John Boorman. But "Payback" was a perfect dark comedy, filled with nasty violence and sublimely deranged characters. Plus James Coburn's thing about his suits was fucking hilarious.

  • April 4, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    How was everyone's Easter?

    by lotharius3rd1118

  • April 4, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Good? Great? Mediocre?

    by lotharius3rd1118

    I watched my dumbass family try to cheer on two retarded children who couldn't grasp the act of searching for hidden eggs. In their defense, however, their idiot parents hid the eggs in spots that would be impossible for them to see or reach, so maybe the art of egg locating was lost to them for a reason. Then I forced my parents to watch "The Fantastic Mr. Fox." That's a perfect movie.

  • April 4, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST

    wait wait

    by MacReady452

    I just confused myself. Isn't Gibsons affection for the Stooges contrary to his hatred of jews?

  • April 4, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST

    howdy Guppy

    by MacReady452

    i like Payback as well and I'm looking forward to a harder version in Point Blank. Looking forward to Mr. Fox too. I hear nothing but good things

  • April 4, 2010, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Night Flick

    by MacReady452

    My Easter was ok lothar. I am about to get off work soooo thats how my Easter was. Senile old folks and whiny kids. Ya know, every family gathering.

  • April 4, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Loving the Stooges isn't a bad thing

    by YackBacker

    Trying to be a badass while your love of the Stooges shows through your hard exterior is problematic.

  • April 4, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    'Sup, Mac.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    You will not be disappointed by Mr. Fox, it is a pure delight. I haven't really cared for Wes Anderson movies in the past, but this was right up my alley. My family seems to lack the senility, but the whiny kids were there in spades.

  • April 4, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Personally, there's nothing more badass IMO

    by lotharius3rd1118

    than being able to whoop somebody's worthless, coke-dealing ass while slapping yourself in the face and making bizarre, repetitive noises in a high-pitched voice. That shows someone with not only the ability to kick some ass, but also the mental instability to enjoy it.

  • April 4, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Have you seen Rushmore Guppy?

    by MacReady452

    that is pretty much the only one I would stand up and shout about. I also like the Stooges in pretty much any format.

  • April 4, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Didn't care for Rushmore.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    I thought that the perfromances were fine and that the visual style was interesting, but I couldn't care less for a single character or situation in the entire movie. Same thing with "Life Aquatic." I kinda liked "The Royal Tenenbaums" and have yet to see "Bottle Rocket." IMO, the best thing that Wes Anderson had done before "Fantastic Mr. Fox" was that hilarious American Express commercial he did that followed him around an utterly ludicrous film set while talking about the merits of having the security of a good credit card. That was a great commerical.

  • April 4, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Nyuk, nyuk! I'm a Shemp fan for some reason.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    I always thought he the funniest Stooge that was constantly overlooked by the louder antics of the others. Did you ever see the one where they were cavemen or something and Shemp battles a devious duck in a pond that's constantly biting him on the ass. I love that short.

  • April 4, 2010, 11:32 p.m. CST

    "Thats a nice Nurses uniform guy."

    by MacReady452

    "Actually these are O.R. scrubs."<p>"Oh, are they?"

  • April 4, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Geez...some of em I haven't seen in years

    by MacReady452

    I'll be honest I focus more on the Curley stuff. Sounds good though. I like the Three Little Beers and the one where they are plumbers.

  • April 4, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST

    alright Gup I'll check ya later. g'night

    by MacReady452

  • April 4, 2010, 11:43 p.m. CST

    I say "Oh, are they?" all the time

    by D.Vader

    Especially when its not applicable for any reason. Which is pretty much every time. Bc I very rarely have discussions about O.R. scrubs.

  • April 4, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Night, Mac.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    It's time for me to watch the Red Letter Media "Episode II" reviews.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Ok. I've fallen in love.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    With the girld being held hostage by Mr. Plinkett and forced to watch Episode II. That's my dream girl.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:42 a.m. CST

    That's some funny shit, though.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    I mean the part explaining the do's and don't's of dating and how Anakin gets it wrong is one of the funniest, most surprisingly accurate examinations of modern dating that I've ever seen. That ten minutes of a youtube Star Wars review is funnier, fresher, and more real than the entirety of "Swingers." And I liked "Swingers."

  • April 5, 2010, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Man, those fuckers in the Plinkett TB are crazy.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    Seriously, there's a lot of people on this site that need to quit skipping their meds.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Great reviews. They come highly reccommended.

    by lotharius3rd1118

    Ok, PB, I'm gonna retire for the evening. Time to pass out watching "Blade Runner."

  • April 5, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    I'm more afraid of the TBers in that Plinkett TB

    by YackBacker

    than spending an actual weekend in Plinkett's basement.

  • April 5, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    That talkback is crazy

    by D.Vader

    Though not the craziest one I've ever been in. I think the Transformers TBs see more insanity.

  • April 5, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Oh, definitely true Vades- the TF TBs were the height

    by YackBacker

    of insane TBer behavior. I miss those days.

  • April 5, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST

    We'll get them again soon, Yackster, but with more insanity

    by D.Vader

    Because it will now be in... THREEEEE-DEEEEEEEE!!!! <p> And with the added benefit of pretty much everyone (cept me) hating Transformers 2 and jokes about new racist-bots.

  • April 5, 2010, 8:07 a.m. CST

    I didn't hate TF2

    by YackBacker

    I was indifferent to it. I think I felt relieved that everyone else hated it and I didn't have to do any heavy lifting in that dept. (unlike [deleted] where there's a real division of opinion). So, I can be honestly entertained by TF2 without feeling guilty that I'm letting down my inner-Ebert.

  • April 5, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    G'morning.

    by Subtitles_Off

    It's gonna take me all day to ketchup and yayonayse.

  • April 5, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Morning boys

    by Six Demon Bag

    Back to the gring in the PB. Subs is gonna be pissed when he gets back..I cracked his crystal egg and we ran a brothel outta the PB while he was gone

  • April 5, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Howdy, 6D.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Weren't you in charge of Subbaries?

  • April 5, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST

    I'm watching the Phantom Menace review...

    by STLost

    by that Plinkett dude. I've watched 4 parts so far, and he makes a pretty good case. There are a few things that are nitpicky, but overall Phantom Menace is a mess. <p> On a related note...we went to The Home Depot on Saturday to do the free craft project for kids. This week was a butterfly house. When we left, my wife asked me if I saw the father and son across from us working. I said that I did, but didn't pay much attention to them. She said the kid's name was Anakin. The dad called him that and it was written on the kid's home depot apron. I was like "wow." I like Star Wars and all, but I'd never name my kid after a character.

  • April 5, 2010, 8:26 a.m. CST

    I'd name my kid

    by Subtitles_Off

    Bruce Wayne_Off, if I had a kid.

  • April 5, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Welcome back Subs...

    by STLost

    uh, excuse the pizza boxes and beer cans. And the vomit. And the stripper. And the horse. And the blood stain.

  • April 5, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Plinkett's hilarious.

    by Subtitles_Off

    His [deleted] review is essential!

  • April 5, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Hi subs

    by Six Demon Bag

    I'm from the future..see you soon

  • April 5, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    ...morning guys. All's well that ends well?

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 5, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST

    ¡ɐl ɯoɹɟ sǝɯoɔ snɔɹo ¡ploɥǝq

    by orcus

    ¿sʎnƃ ǝɹǝɥ dlǝɥ ǝlʇʇıl ɐ

  • April 5, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST

    As for the kidnapper subplot to his reviews...

    by YackBacker

    I'm waiting to see how he wraps it up. It wouldn't have been my choice for comedy, but I'm open to other takes so long as they are funny. So far, his subplot is a mixed bag at best.

  • April 5, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    I'd've been disappointed if you kids hadn't

    by Subtitles_Off

    had a party with beer and a stripper, but you're gonna have to clean up the vomit.

  • April 5, 2010, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Behold Orcus!

    by YackBacker

    Incredible that my own eyes can see him, even if only for a glimmering moment in between thought, space, time and love.

  • April 5, 2010, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Hiya all!

    by Subtitles_Off

    ¿ǝɹınbǝɹ noʎ op ǝɔuɐʇıssɐ ʇɐɥʍ 'snɔɹO

  • April 5, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Who knocked Orcus off the table/pedestal/

    by Subtitles_Off

    interdimensional-surfboard and didn't put him back upright?

  • April 5, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Palpatine's behind it all!

    by Subtitles_Off

  • April 5, 2010, 8:42 a.m. CST

    subs

    by Six Demon Bag

    uh..ah..uh<P>**runs off**

  • April 5, 2010, 8:42 a.m. CST

    ...how was the tomb, Subs?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I hope you at least stashed some books in there beforehand.

  • April 5, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    It's OK, Sixies.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I didn't leave instructions.

  • April 5, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST

    I took in books and even a radio.

    by Subtitles_Off

    But there was no electricity in the damn tomb and lousy reception.<P>I couldn't read without light, so I just lay there listening to a staticky All-Talk station.<P>Good thing that when they say three days, they don't mean a full 72 hours.

  • April 5, 2010, 8:48 a.m. CST

    ...people are arguing about ATTACK OF THE CLONES?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...what's to talk about? The worst thing about those movies is that they're so insubstantial as to hardly register on the human retina.

  • April 5, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Flick,

    by Subtitles_Off

    you know that a couple of generations now have invested in STAR WARS as if it's the greatest thing that ever happened.<P>Therefore, the level of crushing disappointment has to be equally outsized.

  • April 5, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST

    ...three days of listening to staticky all-talk radio...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...in the dark...<P> MY GOD, MY GOD...WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?

  • April 5, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST

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    by shoptrade01

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  • April 5, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Flick. Right?

    by Subtitles_Off

    Nothing to do but lay there in the pitch dark picking at the scabs on my palms and cursing Glenn Beck.

  • April 5, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    shoptrade!

    by YackBacker

    This site is officially facked.

  • April 5, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    ɹǝʌo pǝʞɔouʞ ʇoƃ ǝuıɥɔɐɯ ǝɯıʇ ǝɥʇ

    by orcus

    ˙˙˙˙˙3 ɟo ʇunoɔ ǝɥʇ uo ʇı ʞɔoɹ 'ʞo <p> There we go!

  • April 5, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Somebody report shoptrade01 as a spammer

    by orcus

    over on the contact page. Orcus did a bunch of them over the weekend. Buncha asswipes crapping on the archives. And as always, greets to one and all

  • April 5, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    And hello Yackbacker, long time no hang!

    by orcus

    What did Orcus miss in the present?

  • April 5, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Orcus, you missed some new Jay-Z music

    by YackBacker

    and a lot of social networking. So, effectively, you missed nothing.

  • April 5, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Oh, and Anna Paquin is bi-sexual

    by YackBacker

    That's kind of it, Orcus.

  • April 5, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Ah, Facebook

    by orcus

    Orcus is currently cruising at 2500~ friends and counting. Mostly Half nekkid woman from the Ukraine who want to be "Models"

  • April 5, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Wait, Yack and Orcus know each other?

    by Subtitles_Off

    I thought Orcus was an unknowable, impartial, omnisicient, uh, sorta, cosmic-type being.

  • April 5, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Glory be to Orcus! There's a Ukraine in the future!

    by YackBacker

    Oh man, I was worried we'd lose our stores of large breasted/skinny women by the year 2017. This is good news.

  • April 5, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    I am the vicar of Orcus

    by YackBacker

    I am his human consigliere.

  • April 5, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    ...PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a girl (Elle Fanning) with creative/distracted parents and behavioral problems momentarily overcomes her anxieties and signs up for the school play (ALICE IN WONDERLAND)...characters from the play, some wonderful, some less so, begin appearing to her with advice and suggestions.<P> I haven't seen Jackson's THE LOVELY BONES yet, but I'm sure this movie puts it to shame using zero budget to visualize a girls inner life and create a mesmerizing sense of wonder, magic, and creeping menace.<P> Elle Fanning's line delivery is very good, but the emotions that flicker across her face when she isn't speaking are completely convincing...you desperately want everything to work out for this unusually sensitive girl.<P> The material is a potential minefield of Movie Of The Week clichés, but the movie mostly skips safely through on strength of style and the young lead's supernatural performance.<P> I'mma overcome my usual aversion to stars and give this a solid 4/5.

  • April 5, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    ...↑ streaming on Netflix.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 5, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Flick, I just watched the trailer to PHOEBE

    by YackBacker

    I'm definitely seeing it based on your review.

  • April 5, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Subtitles_Off, shocked?

    by orcus

    Of course we will not reveal the Herald of Orcus at this time. Time. Funny word with Orcus :)

  • April 5, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Phoebe...sounds interesting Flickapoo..

    by STLost

    is it a fairly new movie?

  • April 5, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Nothing shocks me anymore.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • April 5, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    ...let's see, it came out in 08, but you know how it is...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...with independent releases...it probably premiered somewhere in 08, finally ran briefly in early 09...

  • April 5, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Subs, how the heck are you?

    by YackBacker

    You look fit. Clean.

  • April 5, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    ...Yack, if you liked the trailer, then you'll like the movie.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 5, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Why the hell can't I e-File?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • April 5, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Yeah, I am a sucker for good kid acting

    by YackBacker

    And good animal acting- BENJI is like Laurence Olivier in my mind.

  • April 5, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Subs...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Welcome back...Hope you had a good Easter...<p>I dumped the dead hookers off down by the river...Just so you know...

  • April 5, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Howdy, Yack.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I am clean. Freshly scrubbed.<P>Trying to ketchup.

  • April 5, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Benji?

    by Subtitles_Off

    Benji's got nothing on Babe.<P>Benji doesn't even have any dialogue!<P>Even White Fang had to snarl and let a pit bull give him a hickey. And, don't forget the grizzly! Fucking anybody gets points for having to act with a grizzly. Damn prima donnas of the animal kingdom, those bastiches!

  • April 5, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Hi Cheeses.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Kids swim in that river, dammit!

  • April 5, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    ...Benji, greater than The Black Stallion or Lassie?

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 5, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Have you seen BENJI THE HUNTED?

    by YackBacker

    That dude was in every facking scene! And he worked with bears, wolves, all sorts of species... tour de force.

  • April 5, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Babe was assisted by SFX... Subs, you of all people...

    by YackBacker

    For shame!

  • April 5, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Lassie is Cary Grant

    by YackBacker

    Everybody loves Lassie, meanwhile Benji is turning in some ON THE WATERFRONT-level psychological work. Benji is Brando.

  • April 5, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    ..."sucker for good kid acting"...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...me too, I don't know what's wrong with me, but just watching Phoebe think would get me all verklempt...

  • April 5, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    No allocution!

    by Subtitles_Off

    If you'dda said, "Benji is the Mel Gibson of acting animals," maybe I'dda let it slide, but you compared him to Laurence Olivier!

  • April 5, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    PRACTICAL SFX!

    by Subtitles_Off

    Benji didn't even do his own stunts!

  • April 5, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    ...I went through an all WHITE FANG, all CALL OF...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...THE WILD, all the time phase as a kid...for a while I think I had that thing that girls have when they project all their strong emotions onto fuzzy critters...

  • April 5, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Benji aint no C.H.O.M.P.S.!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • April 5, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Plus, Babe can also do dark and serious.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Like in his sequel.<P>Benji just runs this way, then that way, then cocks his ears, then runs that way again. Same performance in every movie.<P>Benji is the Christian Bale of animal actors!

  • April 5, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Benji was insured! Stunt work is strictly for shelter rescues

    by YackBacker

    All great actors rely on stunt-doubles. But all of his acting scenes are legit. I have also swapped out Olivier for Brando in my analysis. I take Olivier back.

  • April 5, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Bart The Bear

    by YackBacker

    He was a crossover talent- he did family films and Mamet. Fucking talented!

  • April 5, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Brando was a tough guy,

    by Subtitles_Off

    all tight tee-shirt and restrained inner attack dog. Benji's a fuzzy, lovable mutt!

  • April 5, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Pour some on the ground for

    by Subtitles_Off

    Bart The Bear. Still, a prima donna. Demanded honey-roasted nuts in all of his riders.

  • April 5, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    ...I always thought all that facial hair on Benji...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...was an unfortunate character choice. He may very well be the canine Brando, but we'll never know under that mop.

  • April 5, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    That's the one thing I'll concede to Benji.

    by Subtitles_Off

    He was rocking that Jennifer Aniston look long before she came around.

  • April 5, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Bart had a weed problem too

    by YackBacker

    He got so fat, Southwest Airlines kicked him off a flight.

  • April 5, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    I imagine Flickapoo...

    by STLost

    wanting (or had) one of those awesome wolf shirts. <p> http://tinyurl.com/ycgrc3g <p>(read some of the reviews)

  • April 5, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Flcik, Benji came up in the 70s, everyone had facial hair

    by YackBacker

    Pacino was reported missing for several years until he shaved his face after finishing SERPICO.

  • April 5, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Morris the Cat...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    would have been a star, had he been able to break the stigma of his early Commercial Acting...

  • April 5, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Morris was the Orson Welles of animal actors.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I think we can all agree on that.

  • April 5, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    ...HA! ST, I had heard of that wolf shirt phenomenon...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but never investigated...1,723 reviews!

  • April 5, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Wolf Shirt

    by Stabby

    Dwight from The Office wore that shirt to pick up chicks at Pam & Jim's wedding.

  • April 5, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    LETS GET DICKING!!!!!!!!!!!![slams fist]

    by MacReady452

    Morning Pebrews.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Eagles trade McNabb to Redskins...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    No comment from Tony [redacted]...

  • April 5, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    still no Point Blank Yack

    by MacReady452

    I'm so ashamed

  • April 5, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Howdy Mac! [slams fist]

    by Subtitles_Off

  • April 5, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Hey Cheeses.

    by MacReady452

    I was thinking Vick might just get his day in the sun. I really wanna see him get hit with flaming dog shit when he takes the field.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    It's off-season.

    by Subtitles_Off

    [Redacted] is playing golf and dickin' puffy scrapple®.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    I'm baaaack!

    by ColonelFatheart

    Hello, Pebrews. What's dickin'?

  • April 5, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Unfortunately, Fut Fack Andy Reid is still around

    by Stabby

    for 3 more years. McNabb was only half of the problem.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    why is he [redacted]?

    by MacReady452

    my roommate is a huge fan so I love when bad things happen to him.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Hiya Col. and Stabby!

    by Subtitles_Off

    Gangs (mostly) all here.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    I had to call him [redacted]...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Otherwise, it is a constant..."FUCKIN' ROMO!!!!"

  • April 5, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Mac,

    by Subtitles_Off

    Cheeses doesn't want to refer to the Dallas QB by name, in the same way I don't want to refer to James Cameron's latest visual piñata.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Plus, I feel the same way about Romo...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    that Subs does [deleted]...

  • April 5, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    66 posts to go.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • April 5, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    So are you a fan of the 'boys Cheeses

    by MacReady452

    and just can't stand [redacted] or are you by default a Texans fan out of spite?

  • April 5, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    by Stabby

  • April 5, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    You know, I hate the Philadelphia Eagles.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I really do. I'm a Giants fan, and for most of my life, my most hated NFL team has been the Cowboys. That all changed when I moved to South Jersey, near Atlantic City. That's Eagles Country down there, and folks just won't resist an opportunity to remind you of that, often in the most childish, deranged and racist way imaginable (and I'm white!). <p>But as for McNabb, all I can say is this: Only Eagles fans would greet with smiles and open arms the day their franchise quarterback -- the guy who led their team to five NFC title games and one Super Bowl (much of that with a subpar receiving corps, mind you), the guy who is the franchise leader in just about every QB statistic -- was traded. To a division rival, no less.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Cheeses,

    by Subtitles_Off

    I found out over the weekend, I no longer have any personal ties to The Cucking Fowboys. My buddy resigned his position before last season.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Huge Cowboys fan over here, Mac...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Just wish we had a better QB...<p.Although, I would LOVE to see Dallas play Houston in the Superbowl this year in the New Cowboy's Stadium...

  • April 5, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    opening day baby!

    by Six Demon Bag

    lets go astros! lets go!

  • April 5, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Mac, its cool

    by YackBacker

    Life intervenes. Shiny objects shine.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    NFL fans are notoriously fickle, Col.

    by Subtitles_Off

    It's all about "what have you done for me lately."<P>As far as players are concerned. They're idiotically loyal to the logo.<P>There's a very loud contingent of Indy Colts fans who are still complaining loudly, to anyone within earshot, that Peyton Manning intentionally fixed The Super Bowl.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    gotcha. I followed Joe Montana over to KC

    by MacReady452

    that has really worked out well for me. That is thick thick sarcasm for you non sports fans.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    I'm baaaaack too.

    by white_vader

    Hey kids. It's a lovely Tuesday morning here in the future. <p> Popping back to the animal films for a sec, what was that old one, like 50s or something with the white bull terrier and all narrated by him. I remember I saw it a coupla times as a little kid on saturday arvo telly, but can't remember the name, because the only one that comes to me is Francis the talking mule. And he's no fucking help at all! <p> Little help?

  • April 5, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Alright, guys...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Off to work...see you after 10:30 tonight...

  • April 5, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Col., no offense bro

    by Stabby

    but you just don't understand. McNabb is a major douche and a whiny crying baby who blames others for his mistakes. He can't get the job done when it comes down to the big game and literally choked in the Super bowl. But I do agree with you about the a$$holishness of your average Eagles fan. I'm personally done with the team. Can't stand fat Andy and Michael Vick was the final nail in the coffin.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    fractions of a second from simupost Nilla

    by MacReady452

  • April 5, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    'Nilla!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • April 5, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST

    'Nilla,

    by Subtitles_Off

    I could only find reference to "Baxter" and "Spuds MacKenzie."<P> I know "Spuds" isn't what you're looking for.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST

    ...Colonel, see any good movies on vacation?

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 5, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST

    In the film Baxter,

    by Subtitles_Off

    Baxter the Bull Terrier has a famous tagline - "Méfiez-vous du chien qui pense", which translates to "Beware the dog that thinks."

  • April 5, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Seriously, anyone

    by Subtitles_Off

    had any luck e-filing their Fed taxes?

  • April 5, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Stabby, oh but I do understand.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I saw it more up close and personal than I ever wanted to. I was in a newsroom full of Eagles fans when McNabb puked away their chances in the Super Bowl. He is a whiny twat and a pouter, but damn, he has been a good, if not great, quarterback. I just don't think Eagles fans ever appreciated what they had. <p>I agree about Reid. The man also has results on his resume, but only to a certain point. He was never able to put it all together, and really, I think this McNabb trade has his fingerprints all over it. He knows if he had another year with McNabb, with the young talent they've (finally) assembled and didn't even get close to the Super Bowl, he'd be toast. Now, he has a built-in excuse if they don't, being that Kolb is still relatively inexperienced. If they manage to get to the playoffs and win a game, it'll be gravy. He bought himself all three years of his extension, unless, of course, Kolb really fucks the chicken next year.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    ...Nilla, I finally sat down and watched MADAME...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...TUTLI PUTLI on TV like a civilized human being...<P> Visually one of the best things I've seen in quite a while...pretty much exactly the way I picture GORMENGHAST. I'd give a lot to see Steerpike, Lady Fuchsia, Mr. Flay, Dr. Prunesquallor, The Countess and co. animated in exactly that style...

  • April 5, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    I hear ya Subby

    by MacReady452

    The Bills are the local team around here (even though I'm not in Buffalo, thank holy fuck). It's like a battered wife. They hit you and hit you and you keep coming back cause you have nowhere else to go. I can't think of a more loyal or abused fan base than Bills fans. I AM a little impressed by the heart the community shows the team though. I am a fan of them as well unfortunately. Then there are The Mets. Another bunch of fucks who break my heart every year. Fuck the Yankees though, right in the ass. Thank < P > for Boston last night.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    ...DW filed ours that way, Subs.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 5, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Here's my favorite talking dog

    by D.Vader

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II1BkpX03-M <p> "For ME? OHH!!!" <p> "Now I've got you and you can't get free! Eh heh heh heh heh! Now I've got you (leaps for Queenie but misses her and hits the door)-- oop-- NOW I've got you!"

  • April 5, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Subs, my taxes are this week's project

    by YackBacker

    I e-file too, so I'll let you know in the next day or so.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    I saw four movies on vacation, but only one in

    by ColonelFatheart

    the theater. A PROPHET left the local arthouse before I could get a chance to see it. <p>I watched ANTICHRIST, which you guys knew already, IN THE LOOP (4 out of 5 stars; hilarious and yet terribly, terribly sad), CLASH OF THE TITANS (3.5 out of 5 stars; I thought it was silly good rocking fun, despite Worthington and a threadbare plot. Letterier knows how to direct action, dadgumit), and THE BLIND SIDE (3 out of 5 stars; all of CRASH's childish, even offensive racial politics, but a hell of a lot more entertaining with a true movie star turn by Ms. Bullock).

  • April 5, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Flick,

    by Subtitles_Off

    I get all the way through the damn thing, but it won't file. Keeps giving me a message that I have to fill out all the fields (even though I've filled out every single one, now, three times).<P>Did DW experience any similar issues and find a resolution?

  • April 5, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Col., everyone loved McNabb until the Super Bowl

    by Stabby

    And not just because he lost, but how he lost. Up to that point those years were some of the most exciting for Philly. But, McNabb's grating personality and penchant for losing the big games soon soured him to the fan. As far as fat Andy, he is a very good coach who does not have what it takes to be great. He gets out-coached all the time when it comes to the big game. Reid and McNabb deserve each other. I'm surprised Reid sold McNabb out. Without Reid gone too nothing is gong to change.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    I e-filed both state and federal..

    by STLost

    with no problems. What problems are you facing Subs? What software are you using?

  • April 5, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    ...Subs, I vaguely remember a moment of frustration...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...at the end of the process, but quickly resolved and refund deposited electronically in under 8 days...it renewed my faith in America.<P> I can ask her about when she gets home, if you like.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Now THAT was animal acting!

    by Subtitles_Off

  • April 5, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Please, do, Flick.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • April 5, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    ...three stars for BLIND SIDE? That takes guts, Colonel.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 5, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Speaking of taxes, I owe NY state $9.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Better get that check out soon!

  • April 5, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    I actually paid to have my taxes done

    by MacReady452

    cause of 3 jobs unemployment and countless home repairs. Biggest return I ever got, even after the $150 for a half hours work I paid this shifty cock sucker.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    STL, i don't have any tax software.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I was trying to use one of the online free sites.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    I've lost interest in pro football.

    by STLost

    But still watch it every once in awhile. I just lost the thrill of rooting for guys that make a lot of money, and get away with crimes that us normal folk would be jailed for and fired from our jobs. <p>Leonard Little. St. Louis Rams. Drunk driving and killed a woman. Received 90 days in jail, four years probation and 1,000 hours of community service. And he still got to play football. <p> I still watch baseball (Go Cards!) but have trepidations with Tony LaRussa's drunk driving from last year during spring traing.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Plus, now I'm fucked.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I registered for an electronic PIN with the IRS, and I'm not certain I remember it.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Subs...ah ok.

    by STLost

    I have used TAXACT for the past 4 years and have always had no issues efiling. <p> Are you getting error messages?

  • April 5, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Colon El- we share the same take on CLASH

    by YackBacker

    I don't know if I'd give it 3.5 our of 5, but I do think it's better than Letterier's HULK. Sorry, I think that movie is kind of a mess.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    I'm still making my way through The Informant

    by Stabby

    I must admit that at first I found it very boring and did not know if I would bother finishing it, but Damon's goofy performance and Henry Mancini's goofier soundtrack, right out of a 60s spy movie, started to grow on me and I'm going to finish it. Also, Scott Bakula who I never liked and despised in Enterprise is quite good as a meek FBI agent. I'm not a huge Sodeberg fan and this was building up to be another Girlfriend Experience and the may still be the case, but i hope not.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    sorry , didn't see your e-file error message..

    by STLost

    response to Flick.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    ST, Amen, brother

    by YackBacker

    I'm very blasé about this NFL and I was a huge fan growing up. The business side/separate set of rules of the whole league turns me off.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Flick.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I thought long and hard about whether to mention that I'd even seen THE BLIND SIDE. But I figured a true Pebrew owns up to his choices, and damn it, I thought it was perfectly OK. <p>If I were writing an analytical essay about it, I'd tear it to shreds. But since it was future Mrs. Col.'s birthday weekend, I just watched to be entertained, which I was. Now obviously THE BLIND SIDE is not BIRTH OF A NATION, but I'm reminded of a vignette I heard/read somewhere about some hardcore liberal college kids going to see BIRTH at a campus screening to protest it, only to be won over by the movie making.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Thank Jebus I got the Phillies

    by Stabby

    I'm pretty much done with all other major sports in Philly. And now we got a freaking soccer team, The Union. Yay!

  • April 5, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Did you guys see Clash in 3D?

    by Stabby

    Just wondering if it's as bad as everyone is saying.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Yack

    by ColonelFatheart

    I did kinda like his HULK, although I believe it was a mess. CLASH was also a bit of a mess, but he has an eye for iconic, rock and roll images, man. I'd love to see him paired with a good fantasy/action script.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Yeah, STL.

    by Subtitles_Off

    It's telling me I haven't filled out the necessary fields, but it isn't linking me to any fields I haven't filled out.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    I did not see it in 3D.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Refused to. No 3D grafts for me, unless someone very credible explains to me that I should see a movie that way. A couple buddies of mine went to see it in 3D. One said it added nothing, and the other said it made it "clearer."

  • April 5, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    I should be done with pro football.

    by Subtitles_Off

    And pro baseball.<P>Now that I've seen a couple of kids I personally know dragged through those systems and spit out the other side, it's hard to muster any enthusiasm for any of it.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    I guess New York's soccer team is gonna be called

    by Stabby

    The Corporation!

  • April 5, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    The NY/NJ Red Bulls now playing Harrison, NJ.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Right across from the PATH station.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Letterier's HULK gets a lower score from me

    by Subtitles_Off

    than even Ang Lee's does. They're both bad movies. They've each got a single sequence to recommend them. But, Lee's, at least, had some artistic ambition.<P> INCREDIBLE HULK was rote Marvel movie-making.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    ...HULK, TITANS...it all goes back to my active/passive...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...faults theory.<P> HULK was far from great, but there was much to enjoy, and the faults were mostly passive...so they didn't jump out and actively piss me off.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Which HULK are you talking about, Flick?

    by Subtitles_Off

    Must be INCREDIBLE, because the faults with Ang Lee's are all aggressively active.<P>

  • April 5, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Thanks, STL.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I'll try TAXACT.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    ...yeah, I meant INCREDIBLE, but I enjoyed...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...VELY ANGLEE HULK a lot when I saw it...but I hadn't seen a movie in a theater in a long time...sometimes that skews my reaction.<P> I see what everyone complains about, but The Hulk as unleashed vulnerable toddler-Id won me over.

  • April 5, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Fett is getting laid out in cloneback

    by Six Demon Bag

    And ge mispelled something..people clowning on him...I love it!

  • April 5, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Lee's HULK.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Yeah, I wasn't so turned off by it as many were. I got a kick out of it. But I'll never watch it again. Leterrier's HULK, though, I flip on if it's on HBO and there's nothing else on.

  • Why don't they take stories from the comic books instead of making up all new crap that sucks?

  • April 5, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    You're doing the Lord's work, Sixies.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • April 5, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Stabby,

    by Subtitles_Off

    I dunno. I've never read Hulk comics, but, as most Marvel comics do, they must tend toward the silly.<P>Movie-makers insist that they have to change superhero stuff to make it palatable for the mainstream. That's why Hulk, Spider-man, and Superman get a romantic focus, X-Men get sci-fi, Bats gets crime, and fantastic Four gets laughed at.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    ...cartoon in last week's New Yorker...

    by FlickaPoo

    http://i42.tinypic.com/m80e2r.jpg

  • April 5, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Everybody have their fingers poised over their keyboard?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • April 5, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    But if people are willing to accept Big Blue Cat People

    by Stabby

    They'll pretty much accept anything as long as you present the material with integrity. Or camp if you want to go that route.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Yes, Subs. Why?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • April 5, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    HA! Flick!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • April 5, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Stabby!!!!

    by Subtitles_Off

    Whoo-hoo!!!<P>75,000th post!!!<P>(I'm the only one who gives a shit about this counting crap anymore, aren't I?)

  • April 5, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    ...I scanned and tinypic'd that shit and everything.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 5, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    ...I care, I'm just glad someone else does the actual...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...counting.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    75,000?

    by ColonelFatheart

    Does that mean we all get 75,000 diamonds?

  • April 5, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Yack...I think we had the nfl

    by STLost

    discussion when you posted that great article about it on your blog awhile back.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    I want 75,000 vetoes

    by Stabby

    I've already used one so far.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    HA! Stabby with 75,000 vetoes.

    by Subtitles_Off

    No man should ever have that much power.<P>You'd go mad, and Flick would have to put on tights and a cape and have silly fights with you.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Flick...

    by STLost

    did you draw that? It's pretty funny

  • April 5, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Yes, STL!

    by YackBacker

    Thanks man, very generous of you to say. Subby, give ST a diamond!

  • April 5, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    75,000 vetoes is better than 75,000 Vitos.

    by ColonelFatheart

    "Fuhgeddaboudit!" "Va fangool!" "Mootzurell!"

  • April 5, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Here you go, STL.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • April 5, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    I love your blog, by the way, Yack.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Hilarious stuff. And I don't even like/watch 24.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    ...no ST, I'm not a good cartoonist...but I'm good at...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...laughing at Republicans getting things shoved up their asses.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    You know, Flick, Republicans are themselves

    by ColonelFatheart

    fans of having things shoved up their asses. They just won't talk about it in public. <p>Seriously, if we want to end all this sexual hypocrisy in the GOP and the Catholic Church, we should just set up an anonymous dating site to match up some repressed priests and some naughty House pages.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    thanks Subs. I will cherish it.

    by STLost

    like pudenda.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    ...ha! Colonel, the site should be called The Wide Stance.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 5, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    You're welcome, STL. You might not have noticed, but

    by Subtitles_Off

    your diamond is even KISS-approved.<P>It's a Black Diamond.<P>Rock out with your tongue out, STL!!!

  • April 5, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Colon El!

    by YackBacker

    I don't even like 24 anymore either! I kid, sort of. But the show's in a steady decline. But thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Pudenda diamonds for all!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • April 5, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    ...or maybe just The Stall.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 5, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Or maybe Turn The Other Cheek.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • April 5, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    ...or Flip The Page.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 5, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    ...or The Manna Cabana.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 5, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Flip the Page! HAHAHA!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • April 5, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Oh, Beth what can I do

    by STLost

    Beth what can I dooooooooo!<P> waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!<p> *devil signs* *head bashing*

  • April 5, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    ...I think Turn The Other Cheek takes it...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...broader appeal.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    ...PIMP MY CLOSET. Ordinary walk-in on the outside...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...stadium seating on the inside.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    ...the site is called Turn The Other Cheek...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Flip The Page is a popular Cheek Group on the site...and The Wide Stance is a regular column, pushing the site's editorial views.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    I haven't watched 24 at all this season

    by D.Vader

    And stopped halfway during last season. <p> The season before last is when I started getting upset with dangling plot threads that went nowhere. The main one I can think of is the ex-traitor President who gets stabbed by his ex-wife and that's the last time we see him, in an ambulance driving away. Then there's never even a mention of whether or not he survived. Stupid. That was like a HEROES move.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    This is all coming together so well.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Someone needs to pitch this to the Pope and Michael Steele, stat! You know, before they're out of office.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    D.V. That Queenie clip was awesome

    by white_vader

    Maybe not Lancelot Link awesome, but pretty rockin'! <p> Ah Spuds, where is he now? <p> Flick, I agree about Gormenghast. Yeah Madam T.P. (haw!) looks incredible. The painstaking matching of the lighting really pays off. I wasn't as hot on their next one - Higglety Piggledy - was nice and rich, but sorta looked like video. Not digital, but cheap-arse old-fashioned video. I'm a big fan of mixing and matching techniques though, so that was pretty cool.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    That Wolves shirt Amazon link (really? PBers & Amazon

    by white_vader

    Links?) was hilarious. <p> Both the humorous AND straight reviews. Some of you Pebrews aren't moonlighting are ya?

  • April 5, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    If you like the Queenie clip, you should check out the others

    by D.Vader

    All Quiet on the Canine Front (Dogs in WWI!!!) and the one that's a murder mystery. It has a bugnuts ending.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    I ran into an old old acquaintance the other week

    by D.Vader

    And he was wearing the 3 wolf moon shirt. I was stunned.

  • April 5, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Diamond Vader, amen

    by YackBacker

    Season 6 was the lowpoint of 24. And tonight, disgraced president Charles Logan comes back, I believe. Alive, well and freshly-shorn like our fellow Pebrew Subby!

  • April 5, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Ha ha - Diamond Vader

    by white_vader

    Good one Yack!

  • April 5, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Stunned D.V.?

    by white_vader

    Because you thought he was so damned cool?! <p> I bet Chuck Norris has one. <p> It looks like they're done with that acid dye process. I used to work for a screenprinting/merch company and we investigated doing things that way as an easier alternative to the normal arcane process. But it was pretty fucking dodgy to be mucking around with acid. And the stuff smelled like piss!

  • April 5, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    I want to do a 'Human' version of that wolf shirt

    by white_vader

    with the wolf guys from New Moon. Not because I like that shit, but because I'd make a fucking truckload of cash. <p> I got one of those stupid design-your own t-shirts made. It says, "A naked American man stole my balloons".

  • April 5, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Because I'd make a truckload of cash

    by white_vader

    AND because I'd get to laugh at the people wearing them! Win win!

  • April 5, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    That's sound business thinking, Nilla.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Make it so.

  • April 5, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Well, in high school, White Vades, the kid dressed differently

    by D.Vader

    He was like a preppy hip-hop kid then, Tommy Hilfiger collared shirts and baggy jeans. <p> Now he's chubby wearing khaki shorts and a 3 wolf moon shirt. Its a total 180.

  • April 5, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I don't even remember, who was the villain in Season 6?

    by D.Vader

    Was it Jack Bauer's father? <p> And did Logan come back last season or was that a rumor I read?

  • April 5, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    OK, success, I think.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I owe the fucking Hoosiers a couple hundred bucks.

  • April 5, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Lancelot Link!

    by Subtitles_Off

    Oh man, I'd forgotten Lancelot Link.<P>PETA probably wouldn't let film-makers feed their chimps chewing gum today, so you'll never see another Lancelot Link!

  • April 5, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Logan didn

    by YackBacker

  • April 5, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST

    I "peebed" that last post, allow me to retry

    by YackBacker

    Logan didn't appear in S.7, Vades. And Jack's father was the villain in S.6, for facking shame.

  • April 5, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST

    At least in Lance Link Secret Chimp

    by white_vader

    They didn't have dead animal arms doing shit like those dogs and an Aussie childhood rite of passage, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo (basically Lassie but a Wallaby, even down to the kid down the well). They used dead 'roo hands to have Skip open shit all the time. In retrospect it's pretty damn funny. <p> But great - I'm expecting my copy of African Queen tomorrow and now I'm gonna be picturing Lance every time Bogey speaks! <p> Night all. It's almost 5 in the morning and my brain is fried. Can't work any more, although I should really scan & email. Nope, too tired. Laterz.

  • April 5, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Puppet hands!

    by Subtitles_Off

    I don't wanna live in a world where they cut the limbs off dogs and wallabies to make live-animal shows for children!!!

  • April 5, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    You guys ever hear of the whale shark?

    by ColonelFatheart

    Biggest living shark in the whole world. It's huge, like a school bus. <p>Well, John McCain has finally jumped the whale shark. Oh, he's jumped sharks before, but this, this is a masterpiece of shark jumpery: <p>http://tinyurl.com/yb89l5x

  • April 5, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    'Night, 'nilla.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • April 5, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    44524 has a story about a STAR WARS sitcom coming out

    by YackBacker

    Herc is barely able to piece together a sentence nowadays, but I believe what he writes sounds awful.

  • April 5, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    See ya, Nilla.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • April 5, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Don't sell your soul, 'Nilla Vafer

    by Stabby

    Don't do it!

  • April 5, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    ...mmm...Wonkettes...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Colonel, ever have a fantasy involving Ana Marie Cox?

  • April 5, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Holy CRAP! Lancelot Link??

    by orcus

    With Mata Hairy? Chump vs Chimp? That Lancelot Link? Crap, Orcus barrreely remembers that. Jumbled images really. WOW

  • April 5, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    ...and remember, you're under oath.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 5, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Yes, but then she cut her hair.

    by ColonelFatheart

    The aptly named Miss Cox no longer writes for them, alas.

  • April 5, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    ...night, Thrilla in Vanilla.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 5, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Orcus should've been around when

    by Subtitles_Off

    Yack linked us to the original Quisp and Quake TV commercials.

  • April 5, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Where????

    by orcus

    And King Vitamin? Have Breakfast with the king?

  • April 5, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Here ya go, Orcus

    by YackBacker

    Quisp: http://tinyurl.com/ybx4hrr

  • April 5, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Light sabres, light sabres, light sabres.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Light sabres? Light sabres. Light sabres. Light sabres! Light sabres? Light sabres. Light sabres. Light sabres. Light sabres. Light sabres.<P>Enuff with the fucking light sabres!

  • April 5, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    ...fucking cranberries...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...wait, were cranberries good or bad?...I forget.

  • April 5, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Subs, have you watched Part 5 of the AOTC review yet?

    by YackBacker

    He nails everything that's wrong with Padme/Anakin. It's actually a tour de force by Plinkett.

  • April 5, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Oh man, thanks Yackbacker

    by orcus

    Orcus was transfixed there. Wow, that was a blast. Todays cereals have enough fiber to make you crap wicker

  • April 5, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    ...I'm having one of my periodic bouts of AICN fatigue.

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 5, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    I don't think I can watch those Red Letter reviews.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I'm tired of the fucking sequels.

  • April 5, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Prequels, sorry.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • April 5, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    ...you know something's wrong when news of a...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...STAR WARS sitcom ignites not an iota of scorn in you...not one acerbic pun.

  • April 5, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Ha! Orcus...

    by YackBacker

    I eat "Pier One Imports Cereal"- authentically hand-woven clusters of Third World misery in every bite!

  • April 5, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Oh, if only one of the prequels had been in 3D.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Then all the craptastic story non-elements could be ignored, and geeks would be happy again.

  • April 5, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    A STAR WARS sit-com?

    by Subtitles_Off

    "Everybody Loves Yoda"

  • April 5, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    star wars sitcom

    by Six Demon Bag

    it gonna be like DINOSAURS...but itll follow a buncha jabbas!

  • April 5, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Eh, I see what you mean, Flick.

    by Subtitles_Off

    The idea is so foolish to begin with, it'd be sort of like throwing eggs at a short bus.

  • April 5, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    A Star Wars SITCOM?

    by TedKordLives

    The idea is so batshit crazy it just might work.

  • April 5, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Everybody Loves Vader

    by ColonelFatheart

  • April 5, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Two and a Half Taun Tauns?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • April 5, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    overthinkingit.com did a great story on how Lucas

    by YackBacker

    is basically ignoring the Original Trilogy with all of his tie-ins and licensed goods. It's fucked up. http://tinyurl.com/y8qwdlz

  • April 5, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    But WILL THERE BE A LAUGH TRACK?!?

    by D.Vader

  • April 5, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    How I Fett Your Mother?

    by ColonelFatheart

    GET IT? Or should I say, "FETT IT?"

  • April 5, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    There will HAVE to be a laugh track.

    by Subtitles_Off

    How else will we be able to know they intend the goofy stereotype as humor instead of racism?

  • April 5, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Jabba-Wokka-Wokka

    by TedKordLives

  • April 5, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    I say "we" meaning "you," of course.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I refuse to flick much of a serious poo at anything STAR WARS-related.

  • April 5, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Malcolm in the Midichlorians.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • April 5, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Damn it!

    by TedKordLives

    There's gotta be a Big Bang Theory joke in this somewhere. There might be too much dorky cross-pollination to pull it off, tho.

  • April 5, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    You're right though, Teddy.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Damned if I can think of one.

  • April 5, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Lifestyles of the Bib & Fortuna!

    by YackBacker

    Tatooine wishes and Calrissian dreams!

  • April 5, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    I'm only mildly amused by Big Bang Theory.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I laugh at times, but its geek humor comes off as forced. And Johnny Galecki's voice is, in FlickaParlance, an active fault.

  • April 5, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Lando of the Lost

    by ColonelFatheart

    Not a sitcom, I know, but fuck rules.

  • April 5, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    But I LIKE Johnny's voice.

    by TedKordLives

    I think he's really come around since his days on Roseanne. His schtick works for me, at least. I will say that the laugh track on BBT gets on my nerves at times.

  • April 5, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Nah, Teddy. I can't handle it.

    by ColonelFatheart

    It's too "nerdy." The other nerds on the show feel more authentic. He's the one who seems like a stereotypical nerd, and it irritates the fuck out of me since he's the nominal lead.

  • April 5, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Saw 'The Road Warrior' at the theater last night.

    by TedKordLives

    Actually, it was an Aussie print, so it was actually 'Mad Max 2'. <P>That movie is 100% more kick-ass in 35mm.

  • April 5, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Fair Enjough, Col.

    by TedKordLives

    I can see where you're coming from.

  • April 5, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    All in the Family: Owen and Beru

    by Six Demon Bag

    luke can be meat head.<P>biggs can be a hottie like the fonz!<P>he can jump the sarlaac.<P>....ftw!

  • April 5, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    I'd love to see all my favorites on the big screen.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Maybe I'll make a "bucket list."

  • April 5, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    i have seen road warrior on screen..

    by Six Demon Bag

    back in 1997 or 98 they hauled out a shit load of WB classics..i saw goodfellas, clockwork, shining, exorcist, and road warrior..<P>i wept in my popcorn.

  • April 5, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    That's badass Sixes.

    by TedKordLives

    I must confess I've never seen Clockwork in its entirity. <P> I know, I suck.

  • April 5, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    I think....

    by TedKordLives

    I'm just waiting to watch it with that special someone, if she ever comes along.

  • April 5, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    This is how bored I was this weekend.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I'm sitting at the folks house, while they're both napping after dinner. I've finished washing the dishes, and The Final Four is on TV. I'd turn the channel, but my old man has one of those old men internal tuning systems that causes him to wake up if his program is changed on the box. So, there I am, having forgotten to bring home a book, popping jelly beans in my mouth, wondering how many viable flavors of gourmet jelly beans I could come up with.<P>I was aiming at 50. I only got 47. And some of those 47 don't count because they're obvious.

  • April 5, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Hey, at least you got to eat jelly beans.

    by ColonelFatheart

    We went and got a nice fat sack of Jelly Bellys. I can't wait to get home and dig in, come to think of it.

  • April 5, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    I love jelly beans.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I could eat them right into a diabetic coma.

  • April 5, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Subby, That sounds...

    by TedKordLives

    ...awful. I cannot think of anything more useless than college basketball.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    The Road Warrior/Mad Max 2 on the big screen is awesome

    by Continentalop

    Other movies I would add to the "glad I saw it on a big screen" list are: <P> The Warriors <P> Lawrence of Arabia <P> The Changeling (George C. Scott version) <P> Godfather I & II <P> Ran <P> Casablanca <P> And Once Upon A Time In the West. <P> Beyond the Valley of the Dolls <P> Sure there is more that can be added to that list.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Accounting for Jelly Belly® flavors...

    by Subtitles_Off

    I only came up with 24 original (?) flavors. Total waste of time.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    BTW, Teddy.

    by Subtitles_Off

    75K today.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Subs, Ted, Colon-El, the rest

    by Continentalop

    Just stopped in to say hi. <P> Hi.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Hiya, 'Lop!

    by Subtitles_Off

  • April 5, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Has your Film Noir festival begun yet?

    by Subtitles_Off

  • April 5, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    ...I'm not much of a candy guy, but given the opportunity...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I can eat unholy amounts of jelly beans, Hot Tamales, and Good & Plenty.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Wait. Also hi to 6DB

    by Continentalop

    Yeah, I went to the WB 75th anniversary showcase as well, here in LA at the Chinese theater. I saw like six movies a day for a whole week, living on refills of soda & popcorn and the occasional hot dog. <P> One of the best movie times of my life. Nothing is cooler than watching Blazing Saddles and realizing your basically sitting in the same row of seats that Harvey Korman was.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Yes it has Subs

    by Continentalop

    Started friday, and so far six movies have played. Starts up again this wednesday. <p> So far for me the standout has been Hollywood Story.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    You'll have to do a recap for us.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Or at least link us to the one you did for Bale News.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Heya Conti!

    by TedKordLives

    The Warriors on the big screen would be the solid dope bomb. Especially if it was the director's cut I picked up on DVD.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Conti! The noir man!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • April 5, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Solid Dope Bomb

    by Subtitles_Off

    Cool name for a rock band, or, coolest name, ever, for a rock band?

  • April 5, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    75k?

    by TedKordLives

    In about ten months or so?<P> That is also the solid dope bomb.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    7.5 months, actually.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • April 5, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Nah, 8.5 months.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Math is hard.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Report from the Film Noir festival

    by Continentalop

    Friday I skipped, because they were playing two movies I have seen before: CRY DANGER and TIGHTSPOT. Still disappointed I didn't go because Cry Danger had a new print. <P> Cry Danger (1951) stars Dick Powell as an ex-con just out of prison after being exonerated for a robbery and murder he didn't commit. While trying to figure out who set him up he meets up with a sarcastic one-legged former marine Delong (Richard Erdman) who basically steals with some of the best snappy banter ever, such as this one with his girl, Darlene: <P> Darlene: You drinking that stuff so early? <P> Delong: Listen doll girl, when you drink as much as I do you got to start early. <p> Tight Spot (1955) was directed by the great film director Phil Karlson (99 River Street, The Phenix City Story), and Ginger Rogers (!) as an ex-moll who DA Edward G. Robinson is trying to convince to turn witness against a mobster. They have her stored away in a hotel penthouse, and it is up to cop Brian Keith to keep her alive. Based on a play, the film never feels staged or theatrical. and it has one of the best twist plot twist ever. It also has one of the most thrilling closing line of dialogue ever as well. <P> Saturday night was two with George Cr. Raft. Red Light and Johnny Angel. Masterpieces? No. Far from it. But both movies had redeeming qualities IMO that made them worthwhile. <P> Red Light is the story of George Raft looking for the murderer of his priest brother. No, it is not a disgruntled alter boy, but Raymond Burr who has hired Henry Morgan to kill Raft’s brother as a means to get revenge against Raft. The film is an interesting study in faith and forgiveness (funny a lot of Christians forget that is what their religion is supposed to be about) and it has some great lines (both intentionally and unintentionally). <P> Johnny Angel is the story of ship captain Johnny Angel (George Raft, who we can tell is a ship captain because he never takes off his uniform) trying to find out how his father was murdered at sea. Johnny Angel travels through the seedy side of New Orleans (basically, all of New Orleans) to try and uncover the mystery that involves hijacked gold and a beautiful French stowaway. In the process he meets a bunch of colorful characters, including milquetoast Marvin Miller, his unfaithful wife Claire Trevor (has she ever been faithful in a movie?), Miller’s smothering ex-nurse Margeret Wycherly and taxi cab driver Hoagy Carmicheal (who sings in the movie, of course). Overall, not as satisfying or entertaining as Red Light (that had at least some camp and over the top quality to it) and not nearly as good as Raft’s other noir he did in 1946, Nocturne). <P> Sunday had two by William Castle, better known for his gimmicky horror movies in the late 50s and 60s. <P> Hollywood Story is basically a take on the William Desmond Taylor murder: a silent mega film director is murdered in 1929 and the crime is never solved. But 22-years later a producer, played by the great Richard Conte, who sees the crime as material for a great movie. Of course, the murderer doesn’t think so. A great tour of old Hollywood (see Grauman’s Chinese Theater, El Capitan, Hotel Rooselvelt and Chaplin’s old studio on LaBrea in all it’s 1950’s glory) and a great cast (including Mr. Magoo himself, Jim Backus, and cameos by silent stars like Betty Blythe & Francis X. Bushman) makes this, despite being only an above average mystery film, a must-see for old movie buffs. <P> Undertow is a serviceable thriller starring Lawrence Tierney’s "little" bro, Scott Brady. Somewhat predictable as a story about a man framed for murder (you can guess the real culprits even before the murder takes place), it is saved by it’s brevity (only 71 minutes long) and it’s effective climax where we can see Castle’s knack for horror films.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Ted, I'm not a big fan of the directors cut of the Warriors

    by Continentalop

    I think the comic book panel thing kind of robs the awesomeness that was the Baseball Furies intro.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Yeah, but you know me, Conti

    by TedKordLives

    Cut me and I bleed in four colors.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Thanks, 'Lop.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Nice Report From the Front!

  • April 5, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Subs, casualties were thankfully low

    by Continentalop

    But supplies are running out. Our reserves of booze are running low here on the front. And we need reinforcements. Preferably skanks.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Edward Norton's Five Favorite Films

    by Subtitles_Off

    http://tinyurl.com/yzpgoe5<P>5. Ruggles of Red Gap<P> 4. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?<P> 3. Tampopo<P> 2. The King of Comedy<P> 1. The Cruise

  • April 5, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    I'll send the St. Bernards

    by Subtitles_Off

    and the naked whoors.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    whooers?

    by Subtitles_Off

    I dunno. I guess the second is the funnier mis-spelling of whores.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Big storm coming, brohemes.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Gotta log off and hunker down.<P>Type @ yas later.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Keep it real, Subs.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • April 5, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    I will try, Col.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • April 5, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Horton hears a Whooer is one of my favorite children books

    by Continentalop

  • April 5, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Conti, FTW.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • April 5, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Well I am out of here as well

    by Continentalop

    Talk to you all later.

  • April 5, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Later Conti, Subby...

    by TedKordLives

    In no particular order...

  • April 5, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Green Eggs & Pudenda...

    by TedKordLives

    Classic.

  • April 5, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Pudenda in the Grass

    by ColonelFatheart

  • April 5, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Seth Green and Matt Senreich's involvement gave me hope...

    by anonymoose

    ...as well as Simpsons writer and Daily Show producer, Brenden Hay. Then I read this: <P> The new series, for which a title and a broadcaster have not been announced, will be produced by Jennifer Hill (“The Backyardigans”) and directed by Todd Grimes (“Back at the Barnyard”).

  • April 5, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Sixes

    by TedKordLives