DVD News

Harry's DVD Picks & Peeks: 3rd wk of May 2010: Roeg's WALKABOUT, OUTLANDER on Blu, DePalma Blu, celebrate Robert Culp!

Published at: May 18, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST by headgeek

Hey folks, Harry here with this week’s DVD column – and comfortably back home in Austin! There’s some very cool titles this week, and a few warnings as well. As it has been for the last five years, the pics and titles are linked to AMAZON where you can learn more on the release in question – or you can purchase it right then and there. Doing so would be giving a bit back to this column which is greatly appreciated. Now – let’s hop into the week’s releases… Tuesday, May 18th, 2010




WALKABOUT (Criterion Blu)
I first saw this film in a Film Appreciation class taught by Dick Cutler, a heavy influence on me, and while I was already a huge Nicolas Roeg geek – having seen DON’T LOOK NOW, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH and of course THE WITCHES - I’d even seen PERFORMANCE already. But there is something absolutely transcendental about WALKABOUT. There’s a beauty to Roeg’s cinematography here that just makes your eyes drink in the imagery. Then there’s the fact that you’re getting a look at fanboy love crush Jenny Agutter circa 1971… and wow. As if you thought you couldn’t love her enough from LOGAN’S RUN and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON… yeah. But the real beauty of this film lies in the look of Australia – which has never ever been more beautiful – no matter how hard Baz tried, Roeg stomped him. Criterion has done a breathtaking job translating that photography to 1080p. Stunning master. Now this isn’t as loaded with extras as most Criterions – but you get a wonderful essay from Roger Ebert and a commentary by Nicolas Roeg and Jenny Agutter. But seriously – you want to see her nude swimming scene. Right? Right.




OUTLANDER (Blu Ray)
I hope that the Weinsteins – in getting MIRAMAX back – that when they get films like OUTLANDER – they’ll actually get behind them, release them and give us the awesome that they’ve acquired theatrically. For most of you – this will be the first time you’ll have a chance to see this film looking as good as it looked on film – and it is absolutely worth it. OUTLANDER is a tremendous film. Jim Caviezel and Ron Perlman rock – and the creature is particularly awesome. I love this movie. It really hits my happy spot. It will likely tickle yours as well.




INVICTUS
I really really like this film. I love both Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon in it. For one, Eastwood was able to get really tremendous performances out of them that required a lot more than what is usually required from these two. It isn’t often that you see Morgan disappear into a role. The most amazing accomplishment of the film though - it made me kinda finally understand Rugby. I’ve had an Academy Screener forever, but it was very nice to have a nice crystal clear print. Of the special features – my fave is the Mandela Meets Morgan one. For all the obvious reasons. It’s pretty killer.




THE MESSENGER
An incredibly powerful film starring three actors that I love. First, Samantha Morton… She’s simply beautiful and absolutely convincing as the grieving widow. And Woody Harrelson had his very best year of his career in 2010 delivering 3 really wonderful performances in three really damn fine films. This is the most emotional of the 3. And Ben Foster. Here’s an actor that is just getting better with every single role. You can feel the momentum growing with him. Sure – this is hella depressing material – heavy subject – but ya know – sometimes we should all just slow down, put down the video games and take out the sci fi / horror and watch a film that makes us feel. Makes us stop with the Rah Rah – and consider the costs, the fact that for every person lost, there’s collateral human costs here with us. This isn’t an overt anti-War film – there’s nothing heavy handed about it. Instead, this is the sort of film that makes you want to avoid putting anyone in danger’s way. And to care about those affected by this war and any war. This is a film that reminds us to simply care.




VALENTINE’S DAY
Ok – I can’t help it – I’m a goofy lovedumb sucker for stuff like this. I know, I know – it is cheap, smaltzy dribble… Yes, it is funny, filled with stars, and pretty much every situation just screams three scoops of bullshit, but ya know what. I love Valentine’s Day. And there isn’t a single thing about Valentine’s Day that isn’t all of that too! But ya know what? Underneath all that fakery, there is love simply in the word LOVE, when felt with sincerity. And even though this film lacks that conviction that we imbue our gifts and our signed Hallmark cards. Well, I give this film the conviction it lacks – and goofiness reminds me of my own retarded lovestruck demonstrations of said emotions. And I think that’s what Garry Marshall was going for. Feel free to label me as you will. Like I said upfront, I’m a goofy lovedumb sucker – and so are a few of you.




EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES
Well… he’ll kickass in COWBOYS & ALIENS…. Right? Right!




THE SPY NEXT DOOR
Hey! SHINJUKU INCIDENT is coming out shortly. That’s what you really want to see. But – if you have a kid or nephew around – they will dig this, though probably not as much as THE KARATE KID remake. Just saying, I’m not a huge fan of this.




THE NEW DAUGHTER
I wanted to like this film. It really wants to be a great supernatural suspense film… it just isn’t, because it is way too preoccupied with just being the most average thing you’ve seen in a very long time. You see that box art. It is as bad. It certainly looks like it could have been a whole lot better. The main culprit – the script and the director. They do everything they can to make each scene fall with a resounding thud. Shame too. Costner is just waiting for a strong director and we all know what Ivana Baquero was capable of when Guillermo Del Toro directed her. Here… there is really nothing.




CARLITO’S WAY (Blu Ray)
Don’t you just love this movie? I love paranoid Al Pacino. Nobody does the freak out, looking over both shoulders and a sprint, quite like Pacino. And fucking Sean Penn in this – you kidding me? When you think of Sean Penn’s career – how many times has he done this? Just play a character so far off from who he is - but make him LIVE AND BREATHE AND BE AWESOMELY INSANE IN THAT CHARACTER’S OWN UNIQUE WAY! I love this film. This is just one small example of why I hitch my wagon to DePalma’s Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic that I like to imagine him in. I had this in my hands for all of about 2 minutes before it was loaded up and playing on my screen at home. I like buying into Pacino’s mindset in this film. The hippest cat making one last play and bailing for the nearest cushy pasture with all the right amenities… the dough, the broad and the safety. There are movies you can watch that if you let them, they can make you feel like the coolest person on the planet – even only for a running time. This is one of those. One the reasons you can never not love Pacino – and a reason why, no matter how bugnuts he can fucking get, DePalma is and always will be the MAN!




AND THEN CAME LOLA
Sue me. I eat this shit up, because yes – chicks and chicks tricks my dick. But here. Jesus. This time – they’re not just hot, they’re real characters. Real people. That happen to have a camera catching them just being absolutely fascinating for the entire fucking running time. “Wonderfully fun lesbian romp!” Mhm… Absolutely.




GREATEST AMERICAN HERO: THE COMPLETE SERIES
I absolutely positively believe it or not! I watched a half dozen of these when I got the set. The weight of Culp’s recent passing gave a nostalgic buzz that just killed. Not in a sad way, but a joyful one. I was celebrating The Culp! He’s just fucking delightful as all hell in this. And that’s the actual tone of this show. It is swell awesome happy times, all the time and I love that fun. It isn’t snarky, it is just one vibe, everytime. And it never fails to make me feel just fine. Now, about committing for a EVERY EPISODE PURCHASE COMMITMENT and what that means about who you are. It means, you’re comfortable about being judged by those who can just fuck the right off. I sing the fucking theme song… EVERY TIME. That’s who I am. Fist in the air. Back to shadows.




GAMERA: THE GIANT MONSTER
Fuck Yes! This kicks all the ass all the time. Now, I’m not one of those that talks shit about Godzilla, while fluffing the Turtle if you know what I mean. But GAMERA THE GIANT MONSTER is certainly the brilliant work of cinema that it is. I have a basic desire to be in a giant costume destroying model cities. Flying over models. Crashing into models while sparkler fire happens all over the place. This sounds like a reasonably awesome time to me. Yes, sweat and misery, but to say – I was GAMERA, THE GIANT MONSTER – that would simply be awesome. This was the original. It is fantastic. MAN IN SUIT at the absolute level as my other favorite MAN IN SUIT. Sure, it has creaks – but when it goes nuts, happy times. Plus, ya know… it comments on history and shit. No, really. This is a very historic film for a character that just has continued to get better. But GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS is way better. Yes, I will fight you on this if you’re crazy enough.




COMING TO AMERICA & TRADING PLACES (Blu Ray)
There’s nothing new, but in this packaging, you save 50 cents. But it is a great pair of two of Eddie Murphy’s best. Each has its own disc. A it is the same content. So if you don’t have both titles, pick it up. They’re great. There was a point where none of us looked at each other a little funny when we verbalized, “I love Eddie Murphy!” That isn’t a given any more. That’s just a reality. But in these two films, Eddie was exactly what I loved when I loved him every time I went to the theater. That said. TRADING PLACES is the better of the two.




BLACK SHEEP & TOMMY BOY (Blu Ray)
I like Farley, but I love Belushi. Both of these guys kinda had a similar kind of vibe, there was just something primal about John. But TOMMY BOY is a movie that I just love. Neither of these films are anything but entertaining as hell. But TOMMY BOY has some real emotion working in there – along with some genuine sweetness. Spade and Farley were at their best. I wonder if they would have ever been on par with my feelings for Akyroyd and Belushi. I don’t think so. But ya never know. Wish we had a chance to find out.




DEFENDERS OF THE EARTH – The Complete 65 Episode Series
The literal fan in me wants straight separate series done impeccably by the very best writers and animators in the business that are coming from a place of absolute love for those characters. Here – there’s plenty of love for these characters – and they are essentially perfect characters to do that JUSTICE LEAGUE, AVENGERS thing with – but it is only odd because the publishers were syndicated via newspapers that didn’t always carry all the others. Another is that these were always very Artist possessed creations each with a very particular universe. Somehow, the folks behind DEFENDERS OF THE EARTH made them work as a team. This is just great. It is a very fun way to introduce your kids to these great characters. If they like em, and they’re sure to, discovering the real work of Lee Falk and Alex Raymond will do them good. Those two artists are just fantastic storytellers and my passion for these characters comes from their work. I just found I dug this show. I rewatched a few episodes recently and I like them. I wouldn’t have gone out to buy this set. I like it, I just don’t know if I’d drop BATMAN: ANIMATED SERIES money on it. Of course, BATMAN: ANIMATED SERIES is $174 and this is about $22.49. Ya know, it is totally worth $22.49. That’s the exact right price.




Film Noir Collector’s Edition
I know that last one was a very slight recommendation. Well, forget that. If you’ve not seen: D.O.A. with Edmond O’Brien in one of his greatest films. Or DETOUR (1945) – a film that Richard Linklater loved so much, he named his production company after it. THE STRANGER in which Orson Welles plays a Nazi fugitive living undercover trying to establish a new life whilst being hunted by Nazi hunting Edward G Robinson? Oh Yeah! Sticking with Eddie, we have SCARLET STREET – again very strong. Then there’s THE STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS, one of the great Barbara Stanwyck Noirs. SUDDENLY – which existed prior to the assassination of JFK… pits Sinatra as the assassin. He’s exactly the assassin that you’d imagine Sinatra would play – and I love that. Last we have one of the key Lizabeth Scott Noirs, KILLER BAIT – Lizabeth is one of the yummiest of the Nori babes and she is femme fataling her way all through this movie. But the extras? They fill a disc all of their own. 38 fantastic film noir trailers, tons of posters, a doc on what a Noir is and a pretty good doc on Femme Fatales. If you’ve had a taste of Noir and liked it, this is a very exceptional package to pick up. Every film is worth the watch and a few rewatches as well. There really isn’t a single dud. Great deal.




TROPIC THUNDER & WE WERE SOLDIERS (Blu Ray)
This could very well be the single most brilliant studio packaged double feature of all time. It just cracks me up. Classic. Now – individually – these are really good movies. WE WERE SOLDIERS still has one of the most horrifyingly graphic horrors of war ever depicted on screen. The napalm chicken leg scene in WE WERE SOLDIERS is still just jaw-dropping. Like the previous two double feature blurays, this is a savings of 50 cents. You’ll be getting the exact same product as what is on the individual BluRays – only… ya know what? With this particular double feature. Whenever you have your movie friends over and you pull this up as a double feature – you’ll get a genuine laugh. WE WERE SOLDIERS is a wonderful Vietnam flick. It’ll satisfy most folks’ action war movie entertainment needs, but when followed up with the hilarity and absurdity of war in TROPIC THUNDER. It just cracks me up. For a WAR MOVIE NIGHT – this won’t exhaust you and it is sure to be a fun night. If you do that sort of thing. I do.




Exploitation Cinema: WACKY TAXI / SUPERAGRO
WACKY TAXI was only fun for John Astin. The material is weak, direction is worse and mostly it just doesn’t work. Then there’s SUPERAGRO. I love its other name, SUPERARGO AND THE FACELESS GIANTS, you see – this was an Italian Superhero Wrestler series. It rules appropriately. I’ve seen a ton of Mexican masked wrestler movies, this was not my first Italian, nor will it be my last. In particular I love that the faceless giants are various short to tall men wearing stockings on their faces – and they have ROBOTS. Funky awesome robots. And how can you not love a hero that has tights that are utterly invincible to bullets. I mean. That’s fantastic. If you dig this sort of thing, just realize, you’re buying this pretty much for SUPERARGO only. Don’t bother with WACKY TAXI.




Exploitation Cinema: LONELY WIVES / SORRY WRONG BEDROOM
Known internationally as VIRGIN WIVES, this was a German Lesbian exploitation film. If pretty yummy German seventies babes playing with each other is your thing – Well, LONELY WIVES is nowhere near the worst German softcore there was. And frankly there’s some hotties here. SORRY WRONG BEDROOM is a German Firefighting Sex Comedy – and it is miserable. There’s a very hot couple of gals – but really, it just didn’t do it for me. SO consider this one a warning.




JACK LEMMON Triple Feature (SOME LIKE IT HOT, AVANTI! And THE APARTMENT)
Each of these films are as great as a movie gets. Seriously – each is just bleeding perfect. That’s why you should not see them this way. All three films are on the same disc. The quality is shabby and the films and you deserve better. Much better. Seek the films out individually and you’ll be better off.




THE NAVY VS. THE NIGHT MONSTERS
People tend to call this “a great bad movie”. Nuts to that. I love this crazy movie. First, it stars the voluptuous ex-Austinite and Hollywood tragedy. But she’s so… so so so so so much. Then you have acid spewing tree monsters – and a Navy fighting them at a base – and really? It just doesn’t get more cheesy fun. The acting is universally giggly. But this was a genre exploitation cheapie that just works for me. I feel it was done with a fun spirit by people of limited abilities, but it is fun. And I like the film. And we can always use more Acid Spitting Tree Monsters!




THE MONSTER AND THE APE
This isn’t an A-serial, nor is it really a B-serial, but a C-grade one. That means it is watchable – and there are fun aspects – but it isn’t a two fisted breathless piece of entertainment like SPY SMASHER, nor is it as smart as THE MYSTERIOUS DR SATAN. No this is a few grades below the GREAT serials – but with Robots and Ape Costumes – it certainly plays to the right fetishes for me. I own that one sheet on the cover of the DVD. Not because it is crazy expensive and a sure thing investment, but because I love that imagery. And I’m the same way with the serial. I like the robot and the ape. But I’m a serial junkie. When I was first going to conventions – all the shows featured screenings of these old serials and I got a very real appreciation for them. This is a fun serial. If you want great ones – check out the other two I mention in this block.
Well that wraps up this week. Next we’ll talk about the 2nd Season of the hot as all hell TRUE BLOOD, we’ll look at the brilliant THE ROAD, the beautiful SPARTACUS on BluRay, John Wayne’s breakout performance in John Ford’s STAGECOACH, DR HORRIBLE’S SING-ALONG BLOG Blu Ray!, SEVEN SWORDS Blu, By Brakhage: An Anthology Vol 1 & 2 (Criterion Blu), Fulci’s classic CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD on Blu Ray as well as DJANGO on Blu, SAMURAI PRINCESS, Bing Crosby Television Specials, CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH (Blu), NO ORCHIDS FOR MISS BLANDISH, SUPERSONIC MAN, WAR OF THE ROBOTS, TROMEO AND JULIET (Blu), THE GLORY BOYS, THE CONTRACT, THE WORLD OF BUCKMINSTER FULLER, SILVER LOAD, SANDOK, ROCKET ROBIN HOOD and of course LOVE GAMES. See you next Tuesday!

Readers Talkback

comments powered by Disqus
    + Expand All
  • May 18, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Soldiers/Thunder

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    I have We Were Soldiers on HD DVD and never got around to buying Tropic Thunder, so now I have no excuse!

  • May 18, 2010, 8:34 a.m. CST

    second

    by TrainWreck1969

    crap, I'll never get first, probably not even second by the time this posts

  • May 18, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    More plot details, please...

    by DadTimesTwo

    E.g., what are Walkabout and Outlander about? Your write ups intrigued me, but I wanted to know a little more about the story.

  • May 18, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    blartLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

    by DarthBlart

  • May 18, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Glad to see Shout do right by Gamera

    by Gojira_X

    and I'm really looking forward to the rest of the Showa releases, but I also really hope that they release the MST3K eps. I know some Gamera fans hate them, but the Sandy Frank versions deserve it.

  • May 18, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Bowfinger

    by elsewhere

    I think that's the last film I really enjoyed Eddie Murphy in. Good times.

  • May 18, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Mixed feelings about OUTLANDER

    by BobParr

    It started out as a cool B-movie but became sort of ran out of steam. Caveisel is a likable actor but always a little wooden. It did deserve a real release in the theaters.

  • May 18, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    DadTimesTwo

    by BobParr

    Outlander is about an alien hunter chasing an extra-terrestial dragon on earth during medivil times.

  • May 18, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST

    "there is love simply in the word LOVE"

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

    *THROWS UP*

  • May 18, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    "chicks and chicks tricks my dick"

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

    ?

  • May 18, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST

    if you're a Dragon Ball fan...

    by ScottGreen

    The first set of Dragon Ball Z Kai is out this week. It's the version of the series that edits out a large sward of extraneous material, so it's actually pretty well paced. I've never been much of a Dragon Ball enthusiast, I far prefer direct Daisuke Nishio's work on Air Master, but still found Kai entertaining.

  • May 18, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Who the fuck is...

    by BrooseTheScharuk

    RICHARD Culp!?

  • May 18, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Carlito's Way

    by PinkFloyd7

    Picture quality? Extras? What's on it? Wow, I didn't know Kevin Coster's career has dropped to "direct to dvd" films.

  • May 18, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Kevin Costner is like Val Kilmer

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    He's pissed off so many actors in Hollywood with his attitude that no one wants to work with him a second time. Direct to DVD is starting to become his only route. Seriously, does anyone remember all the venom about him John C. Reilly (before he met Will Ferrell, back when JCR was good) was spewing on every talk show he could find during the press for For Love of the Game? Costner brings out the worst in other actors.

  • May 18, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Carlito does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    <p>"YOU THINK YOU'RE BIG TIME?.."<p> "YOU'RE GONNA DIE. BIG TIME!"

  • May 18, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Watching 2nd season of True Blood now...

    by Simpsonian

    I understand why some people might have bowed out after the first few episodes of the 1st season. Glad I didn't; this show turned out to be damn good.

  • May 18, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Penelope Ann Miller almost ruins Carlito's Way

    by Nerd Rage

    Annoying actress.

  • May 18, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Coming to America >>>> Trading Places

    by Nerd Rage

    You're wrong again Harry. Trading Places is funny but doesn't have the laughs per minute that Coming to America has.

  • May 18, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    TRADING PLACES >>> COMING TO AMERICA.<p> TRADING PLACES is far classier, much better shot and acted. Plus it has Jamie Lee Curtis nudity.

  • May 18, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Spartacus

    by Phimseto

    Hey Harry, might want to read Robert Harris' thoughts on the blu-ray before giving next week's release an enthusiastic pass.

  • May 18, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    I declare him to be an OUUUUTLAAAAAANDER!

    by Bathman

    Outlander is such an awesome movie, its essentially just a sci fi version of beowulf but it really works well due to the cast and the b-movie feel to it all. I alsmost passed it up because i figured it was direct to video sy-fy crap but i was pleasently surprised how fun it was

  • May 18, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    How is Trading Places classier?

    by Nerd Rage

    because it has symphony music and old white guys? Gimmie a break. I'll concede that Jamie Lee's tits were great cinema but nothing beats Sexual Chocolate and Eriq La Salle as the villain with jeri curl.

  • May 18, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    I love Valentine’s Day

    by Broseph

    c'mon wtf man it looks awful and cliche as fuck.

  • May 18, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Invictus and The Messanger

    by Broseph

    definitely look like buys for me may have to hold off til later in the week.bought crappy edge of darkness last week mad bummed

  • May 18, 2010, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Greatest American Hero

    by thedarklinglord

    Did they ever fix the music? I read that the previous seasons had to change music - like "Eve of Destruction" from the pilot - because of some licensing/royalties bullshit. So, unless they sorted that shit out, they can go fuck themselves.

  • May 18, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    AICN has championed OUTLANDER forever

    by thatfilmlover

    thus i went to see it in the cinema and thought it was ASS. Yes you've got a fantastic performance from Ron Pearlman, but i wanted a whole movie about him, the rest of the movie is a total bore-sub par Pitch Black snooze fest.

  • May 18, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Avanti!

    by yodalovesyou

    Juliet Mills had perfect ( . )( . )

  • May 18, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    SUPERARGO

    by Grandpa Bunche

    SUPERARGO AND THE FACELESS GINATS is the one film that my mom will never let me live down begging her to take me to see it. It was re-released in a double-feature with WAR BETWEEN THE PLANETS when I was five (forty years ago) and the mere mention of it sends her into a state of foaming-at-the-mouth apoplexy for good reason. Unlike its predecessor, SUPERARGO VS. DIABOLIKUS, FACELESS GINATS is a turgid bore with not one trace of action or entertainment to hold the viewer's interest. Unless you have a masochistically nostalgic connection to it like I do, skip it.

  • May 18, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Coming to america is funnier, but...

    by Oprah_Duke

    Trading Places has the better and more realistic story line.<p> That movie is still relevant today.

  • May 18, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    once again LANDIS rules all!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • May 18, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Harry, would it kill you to elaborate on anything?

    by D.Vader

    The clueless around here are STILL clueless after reading your "review" of the "Defenders" animated tv series. You don't mention who the characters at all, only talking about how they make a great "Justice League". That's really bad writing sir.

  • May 18, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    So what's gotten older and lamer?

    by Nice Marmot

    Redoing the Mission Impossible hanging from wires bit or redoing the Matrix bullet-time bit?

  • May 18, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Brendan Fraser's face

    by palimpsest

    What's happened to it?

  • May 18, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Brendon frasier always had a face like that

    by Bathman

    but it was hidden with his poofy 90's hairstyles, but now that every cut he sports is short you really see that he has a mount rushmore face

  • May 18, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Brendan Fraser took too much acid

    by elsewhere

    Dude is fucking nuts.

  • May 18, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Benny Blanco

    by Reckoner

    Benny Blanco from the Bronx!!!

  • May 18, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Yes please elaborate

    by jccalhoun

    I'm glad I wasn't the only one confused with this column. For example "First, it stars the voluptuous ex-Austinite and Hollywood tragedy." And who would that be??? <br><br>Secondly, we have a sentence like this,"ow, about committing for a EVERY EPISODE PURCHASE COMMITMENT and what that means about who you are." Am I the only one who read that sentence twice and still didn't understand what it meant? I think it is supposed to mean something about committing to buying every episode but I'm still not entirely sure.

  • May 18, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    carlito's way

    by Out of your element

    What a crappy movie. De Palma is even that great of a director. Just look at Scarface, a flaming piece of shit.

  • May 18, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    FUCK YEAH THE ROAD NEXT WEEK FINALLY!

    by Bodacious_Crumb

  • May 18, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    dont feed the troll (out of your element) thanks

    by thatfilmlover

  • May 18, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    ALSO

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    I wish Netflix would start churning out some of these smut titles.

  • May 18, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    I'd like to take this opportunity to call Harry a cunt.

    by ghost_of_eggsalad

    Valentine's Day? Grow a cock.

  • May 18, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Scarface does kinda suck...

    by ghost_of_eggsalad

  • May 18, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    "Not as smart as THE MYSTERIOUS DR SATAN"

    by ROBRAM89

    Way to damn with faint praise.

  • May 18, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    "chicks and chicks tricks my dick"

    by EddieMurphysLaugh

    Silly Harry, trix are for kids.

  • May 18, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Another great combo pack! Terminator and Kate and Leopold!

    by CCon99

    Who the hell green lit a DVD combo pack with We were Soldiers and Tropic Thunder? I really wish someone could have recorded that meeting. What's next? A combo pack of Terminator and Kate and Leopold?

  • May 18, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Full Metal Jacket and Stripes combo pack!

    by Nice Marmot

    You can turn them both off after boot camp ends!

  • May 18, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Last 30 minutes of Carlito's Way=Perfection

    by Samuel Fulmer

  • May 18, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    I'll click through...

    by SK229

    when I can understand the fucking writing. Maybe put a little more effort into the column and have your shit make sense instead of texting (phoning would give too much credit!) it in.

  • May 18, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    ^

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    I haven't seen it yet. Hopefully it's Gibson on the receiving end that you're talking about.

  • May 18, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    I 2nd the question about music from GAH.

    by JasonPratt

    Does it finally feature the original soundtracks to the eps, or not?

  • May 18, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Carlito's Way is a masterpiece

    by BigTuna

    It's so much better than that pantload Scarface.

  • May 18, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    The royal penis is clean, your highness

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    Samuel L. robbin' McDowel's...the wet spots the Soul Glow family's hair left on the couch...the My-T Sharp barbershop scenes...She's your QUEEEEEEEEEEEEN to BEEEEEEEEEE!...a young Vondie Curtis Hall practically ready to suck Eddie's dick at the ballgame bathroom - the list goes on and on. Now I absolutely love Trading Places, but Coming To America definitely ranks above it on the list of reminders as to why I miss the REAL Eddie Murphy.

  • May 18, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Oh, answer to GAH music question: no.

    by JasonPratt

    Just checked on Amazon; a reviewer confirms the music hasn't been fixed. All things considered, it probably never will be either, I guess. Oh well.

  • May 18, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    AND WHERE THE HELL'S MY...

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    ...Beverly Hills Cop 1 & 2 (fuck 3) on blu ray?

  • May 18, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Harry loved Valentines Day?!?

    by Rob0729

    I got dragged to that dreck of a movie under protest. I don't like romantic comedies all that much, but I can stomach decent ones. I found Valentines Day tedious, shallow, derivatived, cliched, poorly acted, and just generally shitty. It has to be the worst movie I have seen all year. And it wasn't the only romantic comedy I saw this year. <br><br> Sorry Harry, but you love some of the shittiest movies.

  • May 18, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Twinkie Pede

    by JackSlater4

    http://tinyurl.com/2dcody7

  • May 18, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    thatfilmlover

    by just pillow talk

    I do not recall AICN championing this flick. In the twitch threads, we most certainly did, but not Harry. In fact, one would have thought this was EXACTLY the type of movie that would have gotten a lot more time here.

  • May 18, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Harry hates Robin Hood and loves Outlander

    by kwisatzhaderach

    'nuff said.

  • May 18, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    great list this week harry...

    by billyhitchcock1

    ...thanks.

  • May 18, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Who's Richard Culp?

    by Lone_Wolf_McQuaalude

  • May 18, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    OK, LET ME PUT IT ANOTHER WAY...

    by BrooseTheScharuk

    It's ROBERT Culp, not Richard. Fuck sakes, show some respect for the dead and double check IMDB if you're not sure. In your write-up of Greatest American Hero, you refer to him simply as "Culp" or "The Culp", which seems to suggest that you were actually uncertain about his name all along. You were so busy "celebrating" him that you forgot his first name. Again IMDB. It works.

  • May 18, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Lone_Wolf_McQuaalude

    by BrooseTheScharuk

    Thank fuck for reinforcements, man. Nobody's listening to me.

  • May 18, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    What's Darren McGaven doing on that We Were Soldiers

    by skimn

    DVD case? Oh wait, never mind.<p>And your quote,"Sean Penn’s career – how many times has he done this? Just play a character so far off from who he is -", explains why he won the Oscar for Milk.

  • May 18, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    pillowtalk

    by thatfilmlover

    here's Merrick pimping the movie for the UK audience, which prompted to go see it, and be dissapointed... http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40867?q=node/40866

  • May 18, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Carlito's Way

    by skimn

    Was it DePalma's last great loooong tracking shot in a movie? Can't think of another one since...

  • May 18, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST

    "Good morning, my neighbors! "

    by Stuntcock Mike

    "HEY, FUCK YOU!!!"

  • May 18, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST

    You had me at "fun lesbian romp"

    by Abominable Snowcone

    And then Came Lola...and then came me.

  • May 18, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Stunt!

    by Abominable Snowcone

    (High-five) Professional.

  • May 18, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Professionals enjoyed Outlander

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I'm pretty sure I gave it three Fists, at least.

  • May 18, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    YES! FUCK YOU TOO!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • May 18, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    thatfilmlover

    by just pillow talk

    I still stand by that the film didn't get much attention on this site, and that came too little too late. <p>And I enjoyed the hell out of it, much like Abom.

  • May 18, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Beware the Merwin's dingleberry

    by Abominable Snowcone

    So enchanting...you just want to reach out and touch it...just like candy...then BAM! You're dead, bitches.

  • May 18, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Dad Times Two re: Walkabout

    by holidill

    A Boy and Girl get abandoned by their dad in the Austrailian Outback and run into an Aborigine teen on his Walkabout which I believe is a right of passage for the Aborigines. I have only seen bits of it and I think I really want to buy it.

  • May 18, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    I couldn't understand a word of those fucking blurbs

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Harry's writing just gets worse and worse. He can't even write complete sentences anymore. Proof-reading?! Hahahahahaha!!

  • May 18, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Turd

    by Abominable Snowcone

    "Fun lesbian romp" is all you need to know.

  • May 18, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    The Messenger is "hella depressing material"

    by JAG_off

    I'm proud of you, Harry. Using Northern California slang in one of your movie descriptions. Should be a quote on the box art. "An incredibly powerful film with hella depressing material." -Harry Knowles, Aint It Cool News

  • May 18, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    skimn-Start and finish of Snake Eyes

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I remember for sure having the De Palma tracking long take. The start of Mission to Mars had one too (a cook out scene).

  • May 18, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    But yeah that chase in the train station

    by Samuel Fulmer

    That's some of the best camera work in any film period.

  • May 18, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    kogogo

    by fangzaixinzhong

    www.kogogo.com a leading worldwide wholesaler company (or u can say organization). We supply more than 100 thousand high-quality merchandise and famous brand name products all at wholesale prices. Start your wholesale sourcing here today and experience first class service and fast shipping. fghfh

  • May 18, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    "Gamera is really neat...

    by landj9697

    Gamera is full of meat..."

  • May 18, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Harry you didn't mention Vigo Mortensen as Laleen

    by ndally

    His best performance ever and kind of hilarious. I hate Pacino's narration in Carlitos Way but Sean Penn is great(you can see why he was going to be cast in three stooges flick) and Benny from the Bronx is also hilarious. But Laleen is the greatest cripple ever put on screen and hes only in it for 1 scene. They should make a spin off sequel or TV show centred only on Laleen. Make it so

  • May 18, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Coming to America...

    by Darth Thoth

    May be the funniest movie of all time. It's laugh out loud funny and never gets old. Period.

  • May 18, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Sam Fulmer

    by skimn

    But I meant in a GOOD movie...I know Snake Eyes has its fans, but to me, its more of an exercise than a good movie.

  • May 18, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    I like how some people desperately try to make...

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    ...Ooouuuutllaaaaawww a new internet meme or at least an AICN running gag like "Has a beer and cheats on his wife", but we all know this will never happen because it's even lamer than most internet memes are.

  • May 18, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Samantha Morton… She’s simply beautiful

    by Series7

    Sometimes Harry pushes the lie a little too far.

  • May 18, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Abominable

    by Series7

    Naw that Lesbian film, its like a film FOR Lesbians made BY lesbians. So its only meant for lesbians. Its like a Tyler Perry movie for Lesbians.

  • May 18, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Coming to America and Trading Places

    by SK229

    I can't even pick one... but they're both about 10,000 times funnier than anything Apatow has ever done or had his name attached to. Anytime they come on the t.v. and I'm flipping through, I'll stop and leave them on... they immediately put me in a better mood. Love Eddie Murphy's face hiding in the bathroom stall when one of the Dukes drops the 'n' word.

  • May 18, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Dark Night of the Scarecrow hits 9/28/2010!!!!!!!

    by SoylentMean

    Why was that not a fuckin' headline on this site!

  • May 18, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Bredan Fraser called

    by disfigurehead

    I called his "career" done and hung up.

  • May 18, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Series 7

    by Abominable Snowcone

    You mean to tell me, there are no tender butterfly kisses, soft caresses, or girlish giggles in the shower as the sapphoric lovers playfully debate which toy to use next?<p> Damn.

  • May 18, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Series 7

    by Abominable Snowcone

    You mean to imply that there is no seduction of a bicurious college coed in the dorm via double-ended dildo to the strains of Sara McLachlan's "Fallen?"<p> Disappointing.

  • May 18, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Depalma

    by PinkFloyd7

    He had some great long tracking shots in both Raising Cain and Snake Eyes. And to whoever said that "Carlito's Way" and "Scarface" sucked...go fuck yourself.

  • May 18, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    and don't forget about "Coming to America"

    by VADER77

    ... Samuel L. Jacksons first !!!

  • May 18, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    I ALREADY WORK AROUND THE CLOCK!

    by RPLocke

  • May 18, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Anybody know Harry's animation?

    by skimn

    I want to say Mars Attacks, but I know I'd be wrong.

  • May 18, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Yeah Locke..I already used that one Buddy..other TB

    by EddieMurphysLaugh

    I think you owe me another 10 bucks there sport.

  • May 18, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    I'm amazed it took THIS long for Costner to go direct-to-Redbox

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    When was the last time a Costner movie made money? Even breaking-even money? *Maybe* Open Range...?

  • May 18, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Who wants to take bets on when Harrison Ford...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...joins the direct-to-DVD club? I'm betting before 2015.

  • May 18, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Harry!...about theMonster & the Ape...

    by theJackalope

    What's the video quality like? Is this an actual transfer from film or just another over-priced bootleg burn of a fan-boy-VHS-copy-of-a-copy-of-a-copy, etc.?

  • May 18, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Nasty In The Pasty

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    Something tells me that Ford will probably get a high profile TV show soon, which will keep him outside of DTV land a little bit longer.

  • May 18, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Need to see Outlander, but otherwise...

    by Jaka

    ...I've seen most of this weeks releases already.<P>The Messenger was great. Woody is really on a string of great parts that seem to be going mostly unnoticed. <P>Invictus. Meh. Didn't really dig it at all. And the three major parties involved should have made that a given. Strangely, I never bought Freeman as Mandela or Damon as a rugby player.<P>The Jack Lemon set looks cool, but Avanti is the only thing in it that I haven't seen multiple times.<P>The Spade and Farley films were great fun. Not necessarily great films, but definitely great fun. "Fat guy in a little coat..." is still fun as hell to reference (when people get it, anyway). Thing is, I've never liked Spade all that much in anything else. He kind of annoys. <P> Trading Places = still an awesome classic. Coming to America = Wow I used to think that movie was funny but now I really don't. Didn't age well for me. The characters just seem too unbelievable, Murphy and Hall trying too hard.<P>I do love Carlito's Way, but it's still second tier for me in regards to mafia and Pacino movies. I'd put Pacino's role in Donnie Brasco above Carlito's Way. And there's a good 5-10 mafia movies I'd choose to watch before it as well. But still, I do love it. <P>So yeah, need to see Outlander.

  • May 18, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    EddieMurphysLaugh

    by RPLocke

    Oops. You're right.

  • May 18, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    pretty sure the Harry animation...

    by maxwell's hammer

    ...is Macgruber.

  • May 18, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Maxwell gets the No-Prize!

    by HEADGEEK

    congrats!

  • May 18, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    So Harry Knowles just called...

    by EddieMurphysLaugh

    Just to tell me I didnt win a a fucking thing..thanks asshole

  • May 18, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Extraordinary Measures - Good and Worthy Film

    by Proman1984

    Idiots who make fun of it haven't even seen it. Great performance by Ford.

  • May 18, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Just picked up the Schindlers List/Top Secret combo pack

    by Turingtestee

  • May 18, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Proman1984.... really? I mean...

    by Jaka

    ....really? Because it looked pretty freakin' awful and was largely panned by critics as well as talkbackers who actually saw it. Not sure I could spend any money on that one. Probably still wait for cable viewing.

  • May 18, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    PROMAN1984 ALREADY WORKS AROUND THE CLOCK

    by EddieMurphysLaugh

  • May 18, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Wait, wasn't Outlander fucking terrible?

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I don't remember anything about that movie. Maybe I was stoned.

  • May 18, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Okay to like Gibson movies. He's still a shit.

    by mrgray

    I can distinguish between the man and his work. But he's still a homophobe anti-semite who can blow himself.

  • May 18, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Nerd Rage, couldn't disagree more

    by MattmanReturns

    Penelope Ann Miller was fantastic in Carlito's Way. She was the heart of that movie. Hopefully I'm not too biased due to her amazing nude scenes... but I like to think I'm better than that. I hope.

  • May 18, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    and Brendan Fraser is fat

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    nigga needs to do some crunches

  • May 18, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    And Outlander is mediocre

    by MattmanReturns

    The nerd love for this movie baffles me, because it doesn't even succeed as dumb entertainment. It's slow as hell, the alien looks like shit, and the vikings look like they strolled out of Newport Beach.

  • May 18, 2010, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Also that Psylocke statuette has a butter face

    by MattmanReturns

    While I'm ranting...

  • May 18, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    ya um

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I remember turning on Outlander and immediately being disappointed, it seemed like such a cool concept but it kinda looked like a straight to DVD production.

  • May 18, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Combo pack: The Parent Trap, Gummo

    by Mel Garga

    because i said, that's why!

  • May 18, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    And Then Came Harry

    by Little Beavis

    gross

  • May 18, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser look like....

    by BumLove

    ...they just got back from the dentist on the cover of Extraordinary Measures. Seriously, Harrison Ford looks like he has a bunch of those foam thingies in his mouth.

  • May 18, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Harry's Corner Animation Is Him Being MacGruber

    by Red Dawn Don

    Harry's Corner Animation Is Him Being MacGruber. Okay, a lot of talkbackers can figure that out. What is totally wrong is that his skeleton is almost the same size as his exterior. The animation should show a large Harry and a much, much smaller inner skeleton. Unless Harry's trying to say he is BIG BONED. Yeah, right.

  • May 18, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Fuckin' LAWL

    by Mr. Lahey

    Why did they get Brett from Accounts Receivable to Photoshit that Desperate Measures cover? It looks like the old Conan O'Brian "monitor lips" bit.

  • May 18, 2010, 11:52 p.m. CST

    EXTRAORDINARY AIRBRUSHING MEASURES

    by BenBraddock

    Nice cover!

  • May 19, 2010, 1:46 a.m. CST

    There is a better Jack Lemon set

    by lonniebeale

    That has all the movies on separate disks, and it has my favorite JL movie HOW TO MURDER YOUR WIFE. I had a giant thing for Juliet Mills after NANNY AND THE PROFESSOR. Her tits are great but the movie sucks.

  • May 19, 2010, 2:42 a.m. CST

    "OUTLANDER is a tremendous film"

    by AsimovLives

    Errr... not quite, old chap.

  • May 19, 2010, 6:16 a.m. CST

    the writing is just so bad

    by ianrewel

    Is it me or is Harry's writing exceptionally bad this week? Every paragraph is such a fucking convoluted mess.

  • May 19, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST

    CARLITO'S WAY is a terribly underrated movie.

    by AsimovLives

    Deverses more accolades and respect and to be better known then it is.

  • May 19, 2010, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Harry, thanks for the heads up on AND THEN CAME LOLA

    by AsimovLives

    Need to check it out. Purely for scientific research, of course.

  • May 19, 2010, 7:17 a.m. CST

    FOR OUTLANDER!!!!

    by Lost Jarv

    Fuck you goatfucker. Can't say I'm surprised that you don't appreciate the greatness of OUTLANDER you pretentious fuck. Go back to jerking your gherkin to Thundercrack!

  • May 19, 2010, 7:17 a.m. CST

    skimn

    by AsimovLives

    Snake Eyes also opens with a very long very elaborate single tracj shot. It's actually a combination of several single takes very smartly edited, but the end result is like watching a huge very very long take. Good stuff.

  • May 19, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Kevin Costner is a Professional

    by Abominable Snowcone

    And he fronts an alt-country band called Modern West. Search it out. Yeah, the guy from Revenge and Dances With Wolves shall woo you with his guitar

  • May 19, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    No it isn't goatfucker

    by Lost Jarv

    It was done in one shot. <P>Fuck me, is there anything that you do actually know aside from mounting goats.

  • May 19, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Yes Outlander was shit...

    by quantize

    embarassing Harry is hawking it..i was absolutely ready to be thrilled..the pace is shit, the monster is shit...its shit. If you like that movie, you're infinitely too easy to please.. and certainly unfit to be commenting on the fucking lighting in The Descent2

  • May 19, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST

    The Descent 2 is a real piece of shit.

    by Lost Jarv

    Terrible soulless cash in garbage. That sadly succeeded in France so there'll be more of it.

  • May 19, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Valentine's Day???

    by TheGreatHomsar

    Any remaining particles of respect I ever had for you, Harold, have now completely vanished. For fuck's sake, man!

  • May 19, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    quantize

    by just pillow talk

    Did you see Descent 2? I did not, however, I know what they did with the story and the characters, and they basically shit on the first film. Never mind that they even went with a sequel in the first place that shouldn't have happened to begin with.<p>And Outlander is quite entertaining, I'm not sure why you think the pace is shit. I liked Jesus in this, I thought he did a credible job as the 'action star'.

  • May 19, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Combo Pack

    by PTSDPete

    That's cheap. Bwahahahaha !

  • May 19, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Outlander should have the quote "But Ya Know.." by harry knowles

    by EddieMurphysLaugh

    on the blue ray disc cover. or even better.."Still not as big a colossul failure as RObin Hood" - Harry Knowles, aint it cool news

  • May 19, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Lost Jerk, no it wasn't De Palma said so himself

    by AsimovLives

    in an article on Premiere magazine back when the movie was released. Right from the hourse mouth, you stupid know it all retard motherfucker. Go kill yourself already, you useless piece of shit cock sucker.

  • May 19, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    THE DESCENT 2 doesn't exist in this dojo

    by AsimovLives

    Fuck that movie. The premise is already bad, it's based on the american ending, instead of the proper ending. As i stick with the proper ending, i have no fucking use for THE DESCENT 2. Screw that shit. And i don't need to watch the fucking movie to know it's bad. The writing is in the wall.

  • May 19, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Outlander

    by AsimovLives

    It started kinda ok, had a nice development, had a great single moment (the flashback to the origin of the monster) and a shity banal cliched climax, and an ending i couldn't give a fuck. The movie could had been so much better if it wasn't too preocupated in being an action movie, instead of the horror movie that should had really been. Maybe the remake made 20 years from now will correct that... unless Platinium Dunes is still around!

  • May 19, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Link to the article then fucknut.

    by Lost Jarv

    Or, perhaps, you are again talking out of your fucking goat-cock filled arse.

  • May 19, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Carlito's Way

    by rogueleader66

    If you think that's a bad movie you should question your knowledge of movies. Some films are debatable as to their quality, but Carlito's Way is not one of those films. It's just a good movie. Period. In fact, I think i'm gonna watch it when I get home today:)

  • May 19, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Now I know that you don't like OUTLANDER

    by Lost Jarv

    It's got even better for me. Why don't you fuck off and shave your "girlfriends" back?

  • May 19, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Lost Jarv

    by rogueleader66

    Here is an excerpt from an interview with DePalma regarding Snake Eyes opening, he doesn't really say that it is NOT a continuous shot, but read what he says and you get the idea that it wasn't just cleverly edited.<P>I'm not taking sides here, just trying to end the debate gentlemen. I have no issues with Jarv or Asimov, just being the middleman lol.<P>From Industrycentral.net Director's Interviews - "How hard was it to execute that elaborate opening tracking shot?"..."Basically you have to find the spaces to do it in. You start on the boardwalk with the television interview which is on the monitors. And from the monitors you have to follow Nic upstairs and then he's got to see Luis and chase him down the escalator and sort of beat him up. And then you've got to start this voyage of the bloody hundred-dollar bill. I think we did that in three sections. Then you've got to find a place to wipe the frame so that you can go from one section to another so it'll look seamless" <P>So it will LOOK seamless seems to indicate that in in fact was not. I was always under the impression that it was a seamless shot, but DePalma seems to be indicating that it isn't. Draw your own conclusions I guess.

  • May 19, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    I just got my Serpico/Naked Gun combo pack

    by EddieMurphysLaugh

  • May 19, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    rogueleader66

    by AsimovLives

    I don't think there is any ambiguity with what De Palma said in that article. It's quite clear what he's saying is that the opening of SNAKE EYES was achieved with very clever and very well executed editing by combining some single shots into one that looks a single very long continuous one. That's quite obvious from that interview. And thanks for the quote above. Good job.

  • May 19, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Lost Jerk's SUICIDE NOW

    by AsimovLives

    "About fucking time" Roger Ebert.

  • May 19, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    And Lost Jerk, are you gong to appologise now?

    by AsimovLives

    You were wrong. rogueleader66 prvided proof of what i said above. It was you who knew shit. So, not only you exposed your ignorance on the subjec,t you even you insulted me needlessly. Were you a man, a human being, you would appologise. Are you man enough that for? Or are you going to act like the rat shit you usually are? Time to show up you have some moral fider. Do yourself some good and do the right thing. It's penitence time. I'll be waiting.

  • May 19, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Still waiting

    by AsimovLives

  • May 19, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Legal here vs illegal there

    by Conqueror Worm

    Jenny Agutter was 16 years old when principal photography was begun for Walkabout.

  • May 19, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Ebert put Walkabout on his Great Movies list

    by Foucault

    .......

  • May 19, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    I've got my

    by skimn

    Alive/Dawn Of The Dead combo pack<p>Triumph Of The Will/Schindler's List combo pack<p>The Green Berets/Platoon combo pack

  • May 19, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    I knew that spineless Lost Jerk piece of shit...

    by AsimovLives

    ... would bail out. Typical of that asshole useless motherfucker.

  • May 19, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Testicles

    by Jaka

    [b]Bold[/b]

  • May 19, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Testicles

    by Jaka

    [b]Bold[b/]

  • May 19, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Crapcicles!!

    by Jaka

    I'll figure it out eventually.

  • May 19, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Descent2 twice as entertaining as Outlander

    by quantize

    fuck you fantasy girls in your dragon pussies. Was descent2 great? no, but my comment was regarding Harry commenting on the technical execution of Descent2 then having the fat ass balls to pump the snoozefest that is Outlander. It was retard cliche after retard cliche, obvious as fuck..and the effects were fucking LAME.

  • May 19, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    BAMBI/MARTYRS

    by frank cotton

    make it so

  • May 20, 2010, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Sorry I don't hang on your every bleat goatfucker

    by Lost Jarv

    Fair enough rogueleader. <P>Oh and fuck you, you animal molesting cunt, Asimovlives- calling for suicide, what the fuck is wrong with you?

  • May 20, 2010, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Nerd Rage should be Nerd Retardage

    by mrbong

    WTF man, are you serious? Trading Places was one of the most inventive, intelligent and witty films made in the 80s or any other decade. Coming To America was funny in parts, but most of the humour revolved around either the world "fuck" or "fish out of water" scenarios that we had seen before. as for the rest of the DVD releases, nice one on Greatest American Hero, i remember it fondly, used to be on TV in Australia in the early 80s. when we moved back to the UK no one appeared to have ever heard of it?

  • May 20, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Nasty In The Pasty

    by mrbong

    Harrison Ford is already Direct-To-DVD on the international side. that border patrol film, was it called Crossing Over or something, didn't get a cinema release in most countries. did you fucking Americans actually have it on the big screen, then?

  • May 20, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Jarv

    by rogueleader66

    Understand dude, I was just ending a debate, I have nothing against you or Asimov, was not trying to make anyone look bad or anything of the kind, I was also curious of the facts as well so it was as much for my own curiosity as it was anything else.

  • May 20, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Trading Places

    by rogueleader66

    Again, anyone who calls that a bad movie seriously does not know good movies, especially good comedy. Im guessing the ones who thing that TP was bad might think Dude Where's My Car is brilliant comedy, but hey to each his own I guess.

  • May 20, 2010, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Tropic Thunder

    by rogueleader66

    Still not getting the geek love for it. Have watched it twice, and although I liked it better the second time (which isn't saying much) I still don't see why it got praised so highly. It's entertaining, it's funny in some places, but for me it's wasted potential, with that cast it should have been ten times funnier than it was. When it comes to action comedies, I personally felt Get Smart out did Tropic Thunder. IMO.

  • May 20, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST

    quantize

    by just pillow talk

    No need to be a little drippy whore about it. So you like a sequel that shits on the first..good for you.<p>I prefer Trading Places to Coming to America, if we are comparing the two. It's like they were trying too hard in Coming to America.<p>I do not really care for Tropic Thunder...the funny bits were far too few.

  • May 20, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    jpt

    by rogueleader66

    Agreed about Tropic Thunder, just should have been funnier.<P>Ahhh I like Coming To America, for me, Eddie didn't really start trying to hard until The Klumps, he just tried too hard to out do Nutty Professor which was hilarious without throwing it in your face, whereas The Klumps was kinda like...hey look at how funny Eddie is playing all of these characters!

  • May 20, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    "Full Metal Jacket and Stripes combo pack!"

    by JDanielP

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

  • May 20, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    WATCHMEN and SUPER FRIENDS combo pack!

    by JDanielP

    LOL

  • May 20, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    rogue

    by just pillow talk

    Yeah, Coming to America was funny, but for me it just came across that they were trying too hard. And maybe it was the rest of the cast, not Eddie, that seemed that way. I should probably revisit it one of these days, and Trading Places to properly compare the two.

  • May 20, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Benji and CUJO combo pack!

    by JDanielP

    LOL ...okay, I'm done.

  • May 20, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    jpt

    by rogueleader66

    Trading Places is definitely the better film, but idont place CTA that far below it, just a notch. They both still hold up well IMO.

  • May 20, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Just picked up my Bambi/The Deer Hunter Combo Pack

    by David_Lynch_Wears_Socks_In_The_Shower

  • May 20, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Just picked up my She's Gotta Have It/Big combo pack

    by David_Lynch_Wears_Socks_In_The_Shower

  • May 20, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Harry's DVD Picks & Peeks: 3rd wk of May 2010: Roeg's WALKABOUT,

    by colin smith

    Walkabout on Blu ray will be the bollocks, can't wait to see the bush in HD

  • May 20, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    sdfaf

    by yishengyouni

    sorry to disturb u. just take u a little time. If you are in need, welcome to : www.betterwholesaler.net 50%off ca,ed hardy t-shirt$15 jeans,coach handbag$33,air max90,dunk,polo t-shirt$13,,lacoste t-shirt $13 air jordan for sale,l nba jersy for sale sale,$35,nfl nba jersy for sale free shipping accept paypal credit card lower price fast shippment with higher quality BEST QUALITY GUARANTEE!! SAFTY & HONESTY GUARANTEE!! FAST & PROMPT DELIVERY GUARANTEE!! Packing: All the products are packed with original boxes and tags also retro cards/ code numder Features: AAA QUALITY, COMPETITIVE PRICE AND SERVICE 1) The goods are shipping by air express, such as EMS,the shipping time is in 5-7 business days 2) They are in stock now; 3) Various styles and color for clients’ choice 4) The Products are fit for most people, because of our wholesale price puma gucci$35,nike jordans six ring,yeezy$%5!! new era caps$13 gucci handbags jeans,t-shirts sunglass,caps true religion jeans$35,ca,ed hardy jeans$35 LV,CHANAL,HANDBAGS$35 NIKE SHOX+AIR MAX+TL3+OZ+NZ ONLY $35 UGG TIMBLAND+LACOSTE SHOES+ED HARDY SHOES$35 DIESEL T-SHIRT,GSTAR T-SHIRT,CA T-SHIRT,50% OFF FOR SALE $15 DIOR SUNGLASS,DG SUNGLASS$15 our website: www.betterwholesaler.com

  • May 20, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    sdf

    by yishengyouni

    Hello, summer, good place for shopping, fashion, sexy, personality, maturity, from here to begin. Are you ready? =============http://www.okayfashions.com/index.asp=============== New era cap $15 Bikini (Ed hardy,polo) $25 Sunglasses(Oakey,coach,gucci,Armaini)$16 Tshirts (Polo ,ed hardy,lacoste) $16 Air jordan(1-24)shoes $33 Handbags(Coach,ed hardy,lv,d&g) $35 Jean(True Religion,ed hardy,coogi) $30 ==================http://www.okayfashions.com/index.asp======================= FREE sHIPPING yreyqery5y

  • May 21, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Doesn't get much better than WALKABOUT

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    It's up there with Lynch and Kubrick's best work.

  • May 21, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Fuck you and your loser fucking DOJO

    by quantize

    that is all.

  • May 21, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Asshole Lives...expert on scripts and movies he hasnt seen

    by quantize

    Asshole Lives...expert on scripts and movies he hasnt seen

  • May 21, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    ... Ouch.

    by -guyinthebackrow

  • May 21, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    NAPALM BREEZE

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    I love how napalm is shown in this movie and those meat sliding off the guy's legs to reveal bone made me hungry

  • May 22, 2010, 1:42 p.m. CST

    kogogo

    by wanzhegenji

    kogogo.com a leading worldwide wholesaler company (or u can say organization). We supply more than 100 thousand high-quality merchandise and famous brand name products all at wholesale prices. Start your wholesale sourcing here today and experience first class service and fast shipping. dsfdg

  • May 23, 2010, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Jordan 25th Anniversary Dinner Magic AJ2010 magnificent grand ex

    by airjordaner

    YOU MUST NOT MISS IT!! http://www.jordaner.com Jordaner,Inc. We are the best online dealer,about all kinds of jordan.run retailing and wholesale trade wordwidely for years. Free Shipping And Customs,Super Sale Off Retailing,With 1Week Delivery to your door. a leading worldwide wholesaler company (or u can say organization). We supply more than 100 thousand high-quality merchandise and famous brand name products all at wholesale prices. Start your wholesale sourcing here today and experience first class service and fast shipping. ACCEPT PYAPAL PAYMENT .YOU MUST NOT MISS IT!!!free shipping.

  • May 23, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    OUTLANDER!

    by blackwood

    Yay. I really dug it.

  • May 24, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    More combos in pipe

    by ras752000

    Steel magnolias/I spit on your grave how to make an American quilt/irreversible

  • May 24, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    The Greatest American Hero...

    by workshed

    ...love it. Already have it. The chemistry between Katt and Culp is magic tv. The pilot episode has been the template for origin movies ever since i.e.fucking up on their first attempts.

  • May 24, 2010, 8 p.m. CST

    fasdf

    by likai

    Hello, summer, good place for shopping, fashion, sexy, personality, maturity, from here to begin. Are you ready? =============http://www.okayfashions.com============= New era cap $15 Bikini (Ed hardy,polo) $25 Sunglasses(Oakey,coach,gucci,Armaini)$16 Tshirts (Polo ,ed hardy,lacoste) $16 Air jordan(1-24)shoes $33 Handbags(Coach,ed hardy,lv,d&g) $35 Jean(True Religion,ed hardy,coogi) $30 =============http://www.okayfashions.com============= FREE sHIPPING yreyqery5y

  • May 25, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Outlander Sucked

    by Autodidact

    It has the stupidest character design and the dumbest story ever. Was massively disappointed in it. Right around the same time I watched Zombieland and was tremendously disappointed by that as well. I can't stand Zombieland with the voice over and shit. PTUI fuck you Zombieland I spit on you. SPIT!

  • May 26, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    I havent seen We Were Soldiers in a long time

    by The_Crimson_King

    I remember it being pretty good

  • May 31, 2010, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Accept paypal or credit card and free shipping.

    by shoestrade19

    Hello, summer, good place for shopping, fashion, sexy, personality, maturity, from here to begin. Are you ready? ===== http://www.shoes2.us/ ==== Air jordan(1-24)shoes $30 Handbags(Coach l v f e n d i d&g) $35 Tshirts (Polo ,ed hardy,lacoste) $15 Jean(True Religion,ed hardy,coogi) $30 Sunglasses(Oakey,coach,gucci,A r m a i n i) $15 New era cap $12 accept paypal or credit card and free shipping ====== http://www.shoes2.us/ ====

  • June 7, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Air jordan(1-24)shoes $33 Nike shox(R4,NZ,OZ,TL1,TL2,TL3) $35

    by fghfggdfgd

    === http://www.dearsales.com === Air jordan(1-24)shoes $33 Nike shox(R4,NZ,OZ,TL1,TL2,TL3) $35 Handbags(Coach lv fendi d&g) $35 Tshirts (Polo ,ed hardy,lacoste) $16 Jean(True Religion,ed hardy,coogi) $30 Sunglasses(Oakey,coach,gucci,Armaini) $16 New era cap $15 Bikini (Ed hardy,polo) $25 FREE sHIPPING ==== http://www.dearsales.com ====

  • June 14, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    jordan shoes $43.99--$48.99 Discount activity

    by jordanerinc

    Recommend good website http://www.jordaner.com 40%discount South African cup.Give oneself buy Jordan boots.Cheer for them together. $43.99--$48.99 Discount activity We Supply.Air Jordan Shoes. Safe Payment.Paypal Fast Shipment.5-7 days you can receive your order product. No min order request.You can order only one product Free Shipping.The price on our website are including everything. Let me introduce CHAOYUE. CHAOYUE is CHINA registered company, we are located in CHINA and Australia, website is http://jordaner.com

  • June 24, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST

    $46.99-$51.99 jordan shoes Free Shipping

    by cheapjordanshoes

    http://www.jordaner.com Free Shipping $46.99-$51.99 40%discount Our company specializes in manufacturing from located in CHINA and Australia,,With more than 6 Years of experience,we are mainly dealing with are:jordan2010, jordan6, air Jordan 8, Jordan 1--25. Supply . Air Jordan Shoes. Safe Payment.Paypal Fast Shipment.5-7 days you can receive your order product. No min order request.You can order only one product Free Shipping.The price on our website are including everything. Jordaner,Inc. We are the best online dealer,about all kinds of jordan.run retailing and wholesale trade wordwidely for years. Free Shipping And Customs,Super Sale Off Retailing,With 1Week Delivery to your door. Thank you for your support.

  • June 24, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST

    fucking spammer

    by orcus

  • July 2, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    math

    by everybody

    Hello! The burning hot summer arrived, this is the demonstration stature good season, the retreat winter sincere appearance, lets lithe, the individuality, the fashion, the sex appeal, mature you start from here! Has a good news to tell everybody: Recently, every bought full 200 US dollars in this company, then has the present to see off, Vietnam which buys delivers are more, please do not miss this good opportunity!!! welcome to :====== http://www.jordanto.com/ ==== free shipping competitive price any size available accept the paypal

  • July 6, 2010, 3:30 a.m. CST

    http://www.xolook.com----- NIKE MAX $32

    by xolook

    ----- http://www.xolook.com----- xolook,Inc. We are the best online dealer,about all kinds of jordan.run retailing and wholesale trade wordwidely for years. Free Shipping And Customs,Super Sale Off Retailing,With 1Week Delivery to your door.

  • July 10, 2010, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Bikini (Ed hardy,polo) $18

    by 2jordanercom

    http://www.jordaner.com --------- a leading worldwide w holesaler company (or ucan say organization). We supply more than 100 thousand high-quality merchandise and famous brand name products all at wholesale prices.

  • July 13, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    http://www.e4cn.com

    by e4cn14

    YOU MUST NOT MISS IT!! http://www.e4cn.com Recommend good website http://www.e4cn.com Thanks to share with you. ACCEPT PYAPAL PAYMENT .YOU MUST NOT MISS IT!!!free shipping. I bought two double. Very good.Thanks to share with you. kogogo,Inc. We are the best online dealer,about all kinds of jordan.run retailing and wholesale trade wordwidely for years. Free Shipping And Customs,Super Sale Off Retailing,With 1Week Delivery to your door. a leading worldwide wholesaler company (or u can say organization). We supply more than 100 thousand high-quality merchandise and famous brand name products all at wholesale prices. Start your wholesale sourcing here today and experience first class service and fast shipping. The website wholesale for many kinds of fashion shoes, like the nike,jordan,prada, also including the jeans,shirts,bags,hat and the decorations. All the products are free shipping, and the the price is competitive, and also can accept the paypal payment.,after the payment, can ship within short time. ACCEPT PYAPAL PAYMENT .YOU MUST NOT MISS IT!!!free shipping. I bought two double. Very good.Thanks to share with you.

Top Talkbacks