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Harry's DVD PICKS & PEEKS: 2nd & 3rd Wk of July: Noir, Powell/Pressburger Blus,Street Hawk & More!!!

Hey folks, Harry here and sorry about last week's column not being up as scheduled, but as you may have read, I had a hard drive crash on my laptop the week before San Diego and I've been crazy trying to get this laptop in shape. I combined last week with this week to catch up. Hope you enjoy it. The pics and titles are linked to Amazon where you can find out more about a given title - and can even purchase the item which gives a little to help support this column. Which is very much appreciated. Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Sexy thrillers used to be a huge thing at the box office. I suppose because this is an excellent example of the genre, crafted by the wonderful Atom Egoyan and starring the great Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore and the delectably sexy Amanda Seyfried… well… it must have escaped the notice of the world. This is a superior erotic thriller - and absolutely worth your time, check it out.

I do wish these would come out with the option of seeing the movie clean, without the MST3K work in place. Yes, I know I'm the one single person on the planet that never fully appreciated MST3K… mainly because I have an appreciation for the films they mock. Someday I'm sure I'll get over my no doubt wrongheaded notion. But for now, this is all decidedly not for me, though I'm a big fan of LOST CONTINENT. Just not the MST3K version.

I find that this film is held in higher esteem than I give it, simply because the original 1997 INSOMNIA with Stellan Skarsgard just being so much more awesome than Pacino - and that's not something many can say - and the whole thing just feels more dangerous, creepy and authentic. Nolan's is a solid film, but this isn't a story that necessarily benefited from Star Casting. It just absolutely takes the story out of the grimy reality that I loved in the original. If you want to see that brilliant version, Criterion put out a great DVD for it a while back. That said, this is a nice Blu Ray of the Nolan version. Beautiful transfer, just not the best telling of the story in my opinion.

Moriarty is enjoying this set tonight, earlier I saw him tweeting about a rather wonderful bit of dialogue from THE PHENIX CITY STORY - now that isn't the best film of the set, for me, that's CORNERED - directed by the great Edward Dmytryk and starring the freakishly awesome Noir Anti-Hero, Dick Powell… who we all love from his Dork Powell days singing with Ruby Keeler in the ol Warner Bros Thirties musicals. Powell toughened up and completely changed his image to that of a tough guy. You should also bow down and worship the awesome character actor, Walter Slezak, who is also great in CORNERED. Then there's Anthony Mann's seminal foray in Noir, DESPERATE. I prefer a great many of his noirs, in particular his Noiry Westerns… But DESPERATE is a strong first effort. If you want a Steve Brodie double-bill, follow up DESPERATE with Richard Fleischer's ARMORED CAR ROBBERY. Don Siegel had a helluva 1956. He directed the brilliant INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, then promptly directed the lean and cool CRIME IN THE STREETS. It is less of a Noir - and more of a juvenile delinquent picture starring that serially no-good kid, Sal Mineo. SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION fans will love seeing a young James Whitmore in this - and of course… try to miss John Cassavetes, I dare ya.

There really is no way to put it other than, this is a fucking awesome movie. Get over whatever you have on Colin Farrell, he's bloody great in this - as is every single performer in the film. You'll probably find a ton of folks in Talkback backing me up on this pick. It has very aggressive fans, deservedly so!

Ok… So the MARVEL traditionalist screams at this show, but I just have too much fun with it to deny loving it. It reminds me of NOT BRAND ECHH - and I'm really hoping to see FORBUSH MAN appear, though I dare not dream that character will ever make it in. There's just 7 episodes on this Volume - and I really wish they'd just issued the season. But you know the routine. Hold out for the complete thing one day, or satiate your twitch now.

Amped up vehicles were a big deal to us 80s kids. Most of you kids know of KNIGHT RIDER and some of you cool kids know of AIRWOLF & VIPER. I also loved AUTOMAN. But then there was STREET HAWK - and well, no kid's future Bruce Wayne existence didn't at least have a dream Kitt car, your custom Airwolf and well, not all of us saw STREET HAWK, because ABC just didn't sprinkle the awesome from AIRWOLF and KNIGHT RIDER upon it - though the show was pretty damn cool. That said, this motorcycle would kick the MEGAFORCE motorcycle's spokes out!

I really do dig this remake. Carpenter's original, probably made for about what they paid Fishburne for this remake, just is a better movie. The location looks less like a set. The score is vastly better in Carpenter's. And all the badassery is just more badass with Carpenter. But damn I love the look of the remake and yes I enjoyed the retelling of the story, which was already homaged the hell out of RIO BRAVO. But I like it. How about you?

Umberto Lenzi wrote this science creating a rage virus - long before 28 DAYS LATER. And it has Bo Svenson and insane crazy fucking Babboons. I like this flick. But I love those slightly off Italian attempts at successful genres. This is PRIMAL RAGE's first release on DVD.
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Probably the most beloved film of Fantastic Fest 2009. Everyone that sees it, loves it. So I guess the best way to show you why you should get this is to show you:

THE RED SHOES ( Criterion Blu)
Powell & Pressburger's THE RED SHOES is one of the most astonishingly beautiful works of I.B. TECHNICOLOR photography every captured. The restoration has been nothing short of breathtaking - as the BNAT1138 audience witnessed last year thanks to Scorsese. This is a film that fills you with culture and awe. It is simply a film that washes over you and cleans the grime of the world away. I love it completely. Here's what Criterion is giving you on this: New, restored high-definition digital transfer Uncompressed monaural soundtrack Audio commentary by film historian Ian Christie Introductory restoration demonstration with Scorsese Profile of The Red Shoes (2000), a twenty-five-minute documentary Video interview with Thelma Schoonmaker Powell Gallery from Scorsese's collection of The Red Shoes memorabilia The "Red Shoes" Sketches, an animated film Readings by actor Jeremy Irons Theatrical trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by Christie

Until this release, I had never seen BLACK NARCISSUS. I had video and televised opportunities, but I never wanted to see the film that way. Honestly, I wanted to see this at the PARAMOUNT THEATER… but have never been able to make my schedule and their screenings of this masterpiece to align. But when I opened up the package from Criterion, I decided that I had to watch it on Blu. I had a friend over and watched Ringo Lam's BURNING PARADISE IN HELL followed by Powell & Pressburger's BLACK NARCISSUS. They could not have possibly played better. After the putrid evil badassery of BURNING PARADISE… BLACK NARCISSUS at first felt delightful, happy and joyous - only for the turn to turn and I found myself soulfully shook by the film and the story. BLACK NARCISSUS is a stunning film, and most definitely not a member of the NUNSPLOITATION genre - ALTHOUGH… they do have some pretty hot Nuns - and at least one of them is in Heat. Jean Simmons is unbelievably great in this film. And for some reason I had no clue that Sabu was in this, and when he appeared I was so delighted. Here's what Criterion has done with this: New, restored high-definition digital transfer Uncompressed monaural soundtrack Video introduction by French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier Audio commentary featuring Michael Powell and filmmaker Martin Scorsese The Audacious Adventurer, a 2006 video piece Profile of Black Narcissus (2000), a twenty-five-minute documentary Painting with Light, a twenty-seven-minute documentary Original theatrical trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Kent Jones

I've watched MOTHER about 6 times now with different people. And every time I watch this film, I love it more intensely. There are echoes of MEMORIES OF MURDER here… with the police. But the story is so heart-achingly told. Hye-ja Kim steals my compassion with her every action. She is not a very educated or enlightened human being. She's got a very simple life made from selling medicinal herbs and home remedies - and performing magical acupuncture. BUT… when she has to become a detective to prove her 'simple' son's innocence - things begin going dark. Of all of Joon-ho Bong's films, I love this one more and more upon repeated viewings. This film will open you up.

I love these low budget Sci Fi Corman flicks. I love them in part because you can see some of JAMES CAMERON in pieces of this and FORBIDDEN WORLD and BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS (not yet on Blu dammit). This is a haunted house in Outer Space flick. Nightmares given form by one's own fears. And it stars Robert Englund, Ray Walston, Sid Haig and more. I've never personally seen these films in theaters, so the Blu Ray played beautifully to me. Funky VHS memories was all I had for these two. How are the extras? Here ya go: Commentary With Cast And Crew * New Worlds: Producer Roger Corman, screenwriter Marc Siegler and director Bruce D. Clark discuss the origins of the film * The Crew Of The Quest: Actors Robert Englund, Sid Haig, Taaffe O Connell and Grace Zabriskie discuss their experiences as crew members of the Quest * Planet Of Horrors: A detailed look into the creation of the memorable sets of the film and alien landscapes * Future King: Memories of co-production designer (and future visionary filmmaker) James Cameron from members of the cast and crew * Old School: A journey into the complicated mechanical and makeup effects with artists Allan A. Apone, Douglas J. White, Alec Gillis and others * Launch Sequence: Co-editor R.J. Kizer walks us through postproduction and a profile on composer Barry Schrader * Theatrical Trailers * Extensive Photo Galleries Including Posters, Production Sketches And Designs * Theatrical Trailer With Commentary From Writer/Director Joel Olsen, Courtesy Of * Original Screenplay (PDF)

This one has less star power, but is actually the better movie of the two. Notice the painted take-out styrofoam boxes and egg cartons that make up the sci-fi interiors. And that many of the sets are the same ones from GALAXY OF TERROR - and they even crib vehicles and spare shots from BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS. Kind of reminded me a little of SPLICE. And here's the extras on this one: * New Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) Transfer From The Interpositive Film Elements Of The Theatrical Cut * The Unrated Directors Cut (4:3 - Full Frame) * Audio Commentary With Director Allan Holzman On The Directors Cut * Interview With Producer Roger Corman * Interviews With Cast And Crew Including Director Allan Holzman, Composer Susan Justin And Actor Jesse Vint * A Look At The Special Effects Of Forbidden World With John Carl Buechler, Robert Skotak, Tony Randel And R. Christopher Biggs * Poster And Stills Gallery * Theatrical Trailer

This played better upon second viewing, than it did upon initial viewing. It is just quite a bit of fun. Chris Evans is very likable in this, and I really like Jeffery Dean Morgan & Zoe Saldana here. And I love the science fiction doomsday weapon that is a threat here. I did want it to be a tad longer with a more complete sex scene… but it is my understanding that they didn't even shoot it hardcore. Sheesh. People, wake up! It will be interesting to see where this film will settle after a few more viewings.

I would love it if somebody got behind Michael Shannon's role as Kim Fowley and did a serious awards push for him. His Kim Fowley was just hypnotizing to watch. Such a great scary character - carved exquisitely from reality. I love Tatum O'Neal as the strangely aloof mother. And I do love both Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, and I wish that Stella Maeve and Scout Taylor-Compton had a bit more to do with Sandy West and Lita Ford, but I understand the focus of this film was on Cherie, Joan and Kim Fowley characters. I'm really quite fond of this film. It comes with a commentary with Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. And there's a decent making of.

Watch stoned and it will all work.

SUPER FRIENDS!: Season One, Vol. Two
Pre-Wonder Twins. Instead we had to deal with Wendy, Marvin and Wonder Dog. 3 characters that I've yet to find a soul to defend their existence. I'm sure I can find one this week at Comic Con, but I hope not. These are still fun btw. Just not as great as some of the more recent JUSTIC LEAGUE cartoons.

A stunningly brilliant show from the BBC - that just makes me howl laughing. I was a fan a very long time ago, I think it was while Edgar and I were talking about his upcoming shoot for HOT FUZZ, that Edgar sent me over the UK release of LOOK AROUND YOU - which made me have giggle fits. In particular I'm a huge believer in MATHS. It just makes sense. If you haven't caught this on Adult Swim - or even if you have, you need to see it all. It will make you smarter about being dumb.

THE PROFESSIONAL (Jean-Paul Belmondo)
It is a bad transfer, but at least I've seen it now. And I love Jean-Paul Belmondo. No, Luc Besson did not steal the plot for his LEON. Though this is about an assassin. I'm hoping for a better transfer someday. I just don't know where that option exists for any of us. Wonderful film though!

Here's another film I know due to FANTASTIC FEST! This documentary is about the Nigerian film world. Next to the U.S. and India - Nigeria has the fastest growing homegrown film industry. And man, did they put some insane clips to give you sampling of what exactly you could experience with a Nollywood flick.

and here's the trailer:

If bizarre international cinema is your thing (it's my thing) - this film will help give you some movies to seek out and find. Good luck with that btw. It is exceptionally hard to get these movies.

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  • July 20, 2010, 6 a.m. CST




  • July 20, 2010, 6:02 a.m. CST

    Where on earth is your Inception review?

    by Splinter

    One of the greatest films to come out of Hollywood in 10 years and no sign of a review, Harry - what gives?

  • July 20, 2010, 6:08 a.m. CST

    won't be till after Comic Con


    just don't have the time to squeeze in that second screening between now and then. Sorry. The first time I was exhausted and fell asleep a few times during the screening. So I refuse to review it till I see it again.

  • July 20, 2010, 6:12 a.m. CST

    In Bruges

    by hspahr

    He is correct. If you haven't seen this, you are missing out on a real gem.

  • July 20, 2010, 6:14 a.m. CST


    by Splinter

    Looking forward to it Harry. Enjoy the Con!

  • July 20, 2010, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Had the same experience with "Inception", Harry.

    by ThroughTheBrokenWindowWithDancinDelroyLindo

    I kept nodding in and out of consciousness; and with a movie that demands so much of your attention, I can't form an opinion. Several people have asked what I thought, and I haven't been able to properly answer yet. One point that sticks out...unless I'm mistaken, apparently there are no black people in the dream world. Sa da tay!

  • July 20, 2010, 6:18 a.m. CST


    by double_ball_hanger

    Excellent movie. Great pace, great acting, great humor, great setting. I agree on Insomnia. Very meh to me, but it was talked up to no end by my friends (actually, Memento suffered from my colossal expectations as well) Also, it's apparently time I saw Mother.

  • July 20, 2010, 6:20 a.m. CST

    But doesn't everyone dream of worlds where. . . .

    by double_ball_hanger

    The indian guy drives you around, black people are only in Mombassa and only men get to shoot guns? I thought that's how it all worked.

  • July 20, 2010, 6:21 a.m. CST

    DEMAND that George Lucas

    by RoosterBooster71

    Tell us the name nao to Star Wars Episode 1. He has kept the name secret for too long. No one believes its "the phantom menace" thats just a working title, like "blue harvest"... He holds his cards close to his chest, tell us nao 'mkay, before he does a restoration..

  • July 20, 2010, 6:22 a.m. CST

    a movie where a midget gets karate chopped

    by just pillow talk

    automatically equals greatness.

  • July 20, 2010, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Street Hawk

    by elsewhere

    Loved that show when I was younger though for some strange reason I could never get into Knightrider.<p>Street Hawk<p>Automan<p>Werewolf<p>The Highwayman<p>The Master<p>Airwolf<p>Blue Thunder<p>Greatest American Hero<p>I could go on and on.

  • July 20, 2010, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Got Planet Terror...

    by BangoSkank

    ...coming from Netflix today! Woo-Hoo. Love rewatching the cheesy-shit from my youth, even if they never hold up. Forbidden and Battle aren't available yet, though. <p> Also love In Bruges. It's the movie I've loaned out the most in the past year or so, and I judge harshly anyone who doesn't dig it.

  • July 20, 2010, 6:44 a.m. CST

    80's flicks I want on DVD...

    by BangoSkank

    Humanoids from the Deep and The Boogens, dammit!

  • July 20, 2010, 6:54 a.m. CST

    by goodsfashion77

    input this URL: ( ) you can find many cheap and fashion stuff

  • July 20, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Third on "In Bruges"

    by Rocco Curioso

    Flat-out gold. Everything about it is brilliant. Winsome, touching, and funny as get-all.

  • July 20, 2010, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Love me some Super Hero Squad.

    by jimbojones123

    Cap- It's a Civil War, what could happen?

  • July 20, 2010, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Which one is the one where the giant worm rapes the chick?

    by Charles_Corkey_Thatcher

    I can't remember. My dad loved this crap. Battle Beyond the Stars=The 7 Samurai in space with Robert Vaughn!

  • July 20, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Two things Harry.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    Street Hawk? Awesome show, agreed. Colin Farrel? Fucking terrible actor. In Bruges was a decent film largely thanks to Brendan but Farrel was terrible in it. Plus he's willingly agreed to fuck the joyous memory of Fright Night, so he will forever be an utter bastard.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Worm rape is Planet Terror.

    by BangoSkank

    Classy stuff.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Harry- aren't you going to write a review on INCEPTION??

    by JonChambers

  • July 20, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    colin farell

    by Dr. Sid Schaefer

    "terrible actor," eh, smeg? rent "tigerland" sometime. but, yes, "in bruges" is brilliant. looking forward to "black narcissus," too - but where the fuck is "a matter of life and death?" if there's any archers film screaming for a criterion release it's that one!

  • July 20, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Nollywood Babylon is on Netflix Instant

    by MaleSheep

    I just checked it out. Awesome doc. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Harry!

  • July 20, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Yeah Harry, Where's Your Inception Review?

    by The Funketeer

    I could take two seconds to read you comment above or any of the others you've made in other talkbacks but that would waste some of my very precious time.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:27 a.m. CST

    In Bruges damaged me...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Truely great flick, but accidental death for kids is NOT cool.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Sid. I've seen Tigerland. And most of his others.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    Given his work plenty of goes but it's the law of diminishing returns with that guy. He was decent in Tigerland but not great, not to me anyway. I've liked his work less and less since with every film. I'm at the point now where seeing his name attached to a movie means it's a movie I lose any interest in seeing. Didn't like his turn in In Bruges on bit. Knowing what he and that awful writer Noxon are about to do to damage the world of entertainment with the Fright Night remake, ughgh. Gives me the running shits.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Humanoids from the Deep . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . has been on DVD forever now. Best Corman flick EVER. Not even sure who up there brought it up.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Or did you really mean BluRay?

    by Nice Marmot

  • July 20, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST

    The Professional

    by UrbanSamurai

    For me the pick of the week. No one does hard-boiled crime thrillers like the French. Belmondo is beyond cool and badass in this one. AND: Score by Ennio Morricone, fuckin beautiful, as always lending the film tons of dramatic weight. If you are even just remotely interested in the genre or French cinema it is an absolute must-have. Or must-buy. Or must-download. Whatever... Oh, and Harry: Will follow your advice on Cop Out!! PEACE

  • July 20, 2010, 7:49 a.m. CST

    HEre's My ADvice on Cop-Out

    by Aquatarkusman

    Get stoned and don't watch it.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:50 a.m. CST

    In Bruges

    by TheGreatHomsar

    I know I'm just repeating what's already been said, but I absolutely LOVE this film. Watched it out of sheer uninformed curiousity (Brendan Gleeson? Ralph Fiennes? Sure, I'll check it out). Such a perfect example of black comedy. And Harry, MST3K will someday take over your brain. It's only a matter of time.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Love the Chinatown avatar, btw!

    by TheGreatHomsar

  • July 20, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST

    George Clooney was in Street Hawk

    by MC-909

    Just thought I'd throw that out there.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST

    In Bruges

    by Sailor Rip

    Fucking classic. Should have won some awards. Think it might have got a Golden Globe so it really didn't win any awards.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST


    by jae683

    a good film, but not great IMHO. I liked Memento better, myself.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Don't like MST3K?

    by CartoonFanboy

    And there goes the last shred of pseudo-respect I had for you Harry. The best part is when you said that you wished the DVD's had the option to watch the film without the MST3K track. Would you like the option to watch porn without the sex too?

  • July 20, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Humanoids on Blu-ray Aug. 3

    by GeorgieBoy

    $20 on Amazon.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Harry and MST3K

    by Charles_Corkey_Thatcher

    He is way to emontially attached to movies. This is clear from the very existance of this site. I am sure he saw a lot of the cheesy sci fi stuff when he was a kid and thinks they are mocking a beloved childhood memory of his. He needs to disassociate himself from the films because that show is a celebration of film. There are so many movie references that the show is totally made for him. He just has to get over his emotional movie attachments. Also he has been pissed off ever since they did This Island Earth.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Also what is with Corman and monster rape

    by Charles_Corkey_Thatcher

    Did he get a divorce in the late 70's and took his hatetrid out on the women in his movies? Or was he just ripping off Alien in Humaniods? I like to think that he pulled a Lucas only he was more direct.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Look Around You is pure magic

    by thinboyslim.

    i love the cameos as well, Simon Pegg in Maths, Nick Frost in Music, Edgar Wright in Ghosts. Love it.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST

    The City as a character

    by davidgrahammd

    In Bruges filmed the city in such a beautiful way that it takes a role in the film itself. Although it seems like the layout of the city is portrayed simply to fit the confines of the story, it actually is that way...winding narrow streets that take you to a completely unexpected gorgeous vista of buildings. When you travel there as an American, it's almost assumed that you know the film

  • July 20, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Anyone have a 2nd opinion on "Precinct 13"?

    by BenBraddock

    I heard it was dire and never saw it.. not sure I completely trust Harry's opinion (sorry H). But then again he was right about "In Bruges" - it's not bloody bastard boring at all. Shit cover on the Blu though.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    I fucking loved The Losers

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I'm defently picking that up, maybe if it sells well enough on Bluray then WB will claim it a cult hit and green light a sequel<P>also picking up insomnia since it's the only chris Nolan film i don't own

  • July 20, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    I'm sorry I called you an inanimate object.

    by Rhinosaur

  • July 20, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Harry is right about MST3K

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    It isn't funny and it never was.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Great selection

    by Human_Bean_Juice_

    Ordering Red Shoes and Losers!

  • July 20, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    "There really is no way to put it other than...",

    by Rebeck2

    this is a fucking awesome movie." Actually, there is another way. How about overrated pointless and shallow umpteenth hitman black comedy and Tarantino knockoff with nothing to say gets mistaken by stupid people as clever and profound, when it is neither? How's that? Of course it has militant defenders - only pieces of shit NEED militant defenders. It's like that other piece of shit, DONNIE DARKO. Ooooh, it's so deep and weird. Shut the fuck up. Man, people love them some pieces of shit.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:04 a.m. CST


    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    I love these "Corman Classics" on Blu.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:04 a.m. CST

    I liked the Precinct 13 remake

    by Chewtoy

    Although I mostly remember it for the "mystery" over which character is working for the villains. See if you can't solve it the moment the actor's name shows up on screen.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Sorry to go off topic, but I just watched Kick

    by southafricanguy

    ass on dvd (its out here in Korea where it went straight to video, no theatrical release), and I have to say, it was much better than I was expecting. It actually has a clever central concept, and for most of the film it explores that idea well, and it was actually quite entertaining, and funny in some parts. But, and its a big but, man does the film shit all over itself in the last act. Suddenly its full of over the top, unrealistic crap (jet pack, Hitgirls magic ability to dodge bullets and do Matrix style physics defying gun reloads etc..) that it completely becomes the movie it makes clear at the begining it isnt. Geez, can Vaughn actually maintain an even tone throughout an entire film? Could not believe how the film sets up its rules, and then proceeds to break them all....

  • July 20, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Actually makes me dubious about him doing

    by southafricanguy

    x-men:first class. On one hand he seems to get the superhero genre, but on the other he cant seem to make a good film from begining to end (layer cake aside which I have nt seen)

  • July 20, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Also dont know what the hell is wrong with

    by southafricanguy

    Nolan's Insomnia. In all fairness I have nt seen the original (which may expalin my opinion), but I like it, and I reareally dont see whats wrong with it...

  • July 20, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Pictures of Dakota Fanning is Runaways still disturb me

    by Ronald Raygun

    I mean, didn't she just play Tom Cruise's grade school age daughter a couple of years ago in War of the Worlds?

  • July 20, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Ronald Raygun

    by Sailor Rip

    They grow up so fast don't they? Treasure these special times.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    CarmillaVonDoom and Harry are wrong

    by Mr Incredible

    MST3K is hilarious. Not all of the episodes are funny (in my opinion), but the majority of them are entertaining. You, on the other hand, are humorless. Have a nice day.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST

    In Bruges is awesome!

    by Can_You_Fly_Bobby

    Didn't know what I was geeting into when I firsted watched it on a firends recommendation. Darkly funny, well acted, interesting story and memorable characters. Nolan's Insomina is also a highly underrated film. Not as flashy as the Prestige or Inception (both of which I love), but it is a very moody piece of work. Rewateched it a couple of weeks back and it still held up for me.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST


    by just pillow talk

    Who has claimed it was clever and profound? I found it to be quite funny with a great performance by Colin. <p>Do you have something against midgets, because midgets always make movies better.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Watch In Bruges, you CUNT KIDS!!!

    by HoboCode

    That is all.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    With all that Corman stuff comoing out...

    by Grandpa Bunche

    ...where the hell is SORCERESS?

  • July 20, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST


    by lovesamuelfuller

    No amount of drugs will make that movie good...or funny...or watchable. Believe me, i've tried.

  • July 20, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST


    by Sailor Rip

    You fucking take that back!

  • July 20, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST

    I can't wait for clash of the titans next week

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I'll proudly stand in front of you nerds (even you headgeek) and say the remake was better then the crappy orginal. Neither are going to make any top 100 lists but the remake is at least fun and entertaining, the orginal is like a boring trip to the dentist. The only reason it has love is because 30-40 year olds saw it as kids and can't bear to say it sucks. Nostalgia is a powerful thing and most geeks seem to think nostalgia equals a good movie

  • July 20, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    Waiting for BLACK NARCISSUS in HD was a good idea

    by Tacom

    I first watched the movie on a bad VHS version. The story was great but the picture quality was crap. Later I saw it on Criterion DVD and the difference was staggering. The technicolor was awesome and really helps the movie. The scene where the crazy nun puts red lipstick on is with the had way more impact than in did in that bad quality video.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Sailor Rip

    by HoboCode

    I will not take it back, you INANIMATE FUCKING OBJECT!

  • July 20, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Nice Marmot

    by BangoSkank

    Thanks for the heads-up on Humanoids... It's been selling for up to $40 on Amazon, but I see a new Corman Classics print is being released next month. Love that fuckin' flick.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Cop Out

    by Bass Ackwards

    Any recommendation to watch this movie in ANY form is a poor, poor recommendation. And there is nothing "wrong" with Insomnia, other than its a pointless film. Harry is right, it simply pales in comparison to the original. It's brings nothing new to the story, and is ultimately a little bit less brave.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    *karate chops hobocode in the neck*

    by Sailor Rip


  • July 20, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    In Bruges

    by Reckoner

    One of the best fookin' movies of the last few years! Just watched it again the other night, and still makes me laugh out loud. It's got bloody everything, laughs, wit, darkness, emotion, great performances, music, scenery. I could go on & on....

  • July 20, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    I really need to look more into French comedies...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    Between Day of the Comet and A Town Called Panic, it looks like they're making some really fun-looking surreal comedies lately.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    In Bruges

    by BilboRing

    I guess I need to see it again. It didn't work for me. Not sure why. I watched it thinking it would be great and I just thought it was decent. I'll give it a second shot.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Cop Out is one of the worst films I've ever seen.


    It singlehandedly ended my Kevin Smith fandom and made me wonder why I was ever a fan in the first place. That and the fact that he's become an unintelligible stoner. On a more positive note, In Bruges truly is GREAT. Saw it in theaters and really dug it, but enjoyed it even more on DVD.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    In Bruges-One of the best films I have

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Ever seen, its pure genius, in everyway. Some people compare it to Pulp Fiction, and that is a fair comparrison in my opinion

  • July 20, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    IN BRUGES is fan-fucking-tastic

    by palimpsest

    and the two Powell - Pressburger films here are magical. That's three purchases for Blu right there.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    I too loved "In Bruges"

    by jim

    also loved the feature on the DVD (don't know if it's on the Bluray) called "F**king Bruges". It's a 90 second recap of the movie showing only references to Bruges and the cursing.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    In Bruges

    by antonphd

    One of THE best.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    RoosterBooster -- not sure what you're on about, but

    by 7-zark-7

    THE PHANTOM MENACE title is Lucas' tribute to the 1936 FLASH GORDON serial; "episode one" of that serial was titled THE UNSEEN PERIL. That's really about all there is to it. No cards, no vest.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Brain Damaged...

    by Jabroni

    Is one I would like to re-visit. This is a movie I can't seem to find on DVD, let alone blu. I remember watching this during the Horror VHS boom of the 80's. Along with "Gates of Hell", "Demons", and the original "I Spit on Your Grave".

  • July 20, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Inception Review: Best Picture.

    by UltraTron

    You don't need Harry for that one. Ok so I saw some clash of the titans on blue and was horrified to see how great certain aspects of the production were. The god's armor and Olympus is just worthy. This should have been a new series of movies called Ancient God Wars and they should have come up with an original story. Don't get me started on the billion things wrong- I just see hints of what could have been all through this. Harry- mst is the only way the entire rest of the world can sit through blood waters of doctor what's his name? It's a putrid movie that cannot be viewed any other way. They love movies as much as you do but have the wit and acumen to appreciate and make fun at the same time. Read some of mike nelson's blogs sometimes- funny guy. Ok got nothing against Colin and that line he says before eating pussy in his sex tape is the best line reading in movie history- "breakfast, lunch and dinner!" Ok so Galaxy of terror freaked me out as a kid. I remember having to walk out of the theater for terror and forbidden world. Both freaked me out during parts so bad I had to go to the lobby and play defender for a bit. Then I went back in for both. The scene of happy days girl being imploded really upset me. A woman being raped by a giant harryhausen maggot upset me. I thought it was unbelievably terrible and horrifying as a kid and was so relieved when the protagonist figures out what's up in galaxy of terror. Planet I can't remember what happens at the end.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Anyone HATE In Bruges?

    by BubbaDestructo

    I mean, this is an Ain't It Cool News talkback. People are supposed to hate and nitpick every film or idea that comes out. <p> I haven't seen In Bruges yet, but someone out there has to hate it... <p> bring balance and order to the Talkback, as it should be.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Insomnia is as underrated as Inception is overrated

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    It's a good movie indeed. Never seen the original (it may be better), and quite frankly don't need to in order to know that Nolan's film is itself great. Insomnia is better than Batman Begins, and has more character development and emotional content than Inception. Pacino and Williams were both great in this. Perhaps it feels more humane than most of Nolan's work because it's a remake, and because Nolan didn't script it (although he did write the last draft of the film, uncredited). It may also be because it's less hemmed in by plot contortions than some of his others, and is relatively linear.<p> Nolan fans need to give credit where its due, and stop heaping undue hyperbolic praise on rubber costumed superheroes and convoluted sci fi thrillers. Insomnia is perhaps the least geeky cool or flashy movie in his oeuvre, but its worth far more attention.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Did you punch zee Canadians?

    by mooseaka

  • July 20, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    And MS3TK IS crap

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Harry is right. I wouldn't expect Harry to like it because, for all his faults, the big man is a completely unassuming and unpretentious fellow, with an uncomplicated enthusiasm for all kinds of films, even the very cheesy or low budget. MS3TK, on the other hand, is the worst kind of unfunny, smug, snarky, holier-than-thou hipster garbage (which probably means Beaks and Merrick both love it). Ripping the piss out of 50's B-Movies or Ed Wood takes no imagination or effort whatsoever, and allows the douchebags an easy target for feeling condescending and superior.<p>Not only that, but the idiots behind it tried to make a quick buck and started selling their insipid commentaries to actually good and classic movies like Raiders and The Matrix, which also consisted of misplaced snarky douchebag bilge. Fuck 'em. And fuck that Mr.Plinkett cunt as well. These are not true movie fans; this is just a marketing scam. Represents everything about so-called 'geek' culture that I detest. I'm with Harry on this one.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    A talkback miracle

    by ConfusedPanda

    This talkback thankfully doesn't have the typical hate-for-hate's sake. In Bruges is good.

  • July 20, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST


    by LordPorkington

    Every time I see your name, I think to myself "That's the idiot who once said 'Nobody cares about the World Cup' in a talkback". Do you realise just how stupid a comment that was? Millions of people around the world watched it on tv, and plenty of people attended the games in South Africa. To say that 'nobody cares' was sheer ignorance. Why do I mention this now? Your stupidity is proven by you claiming that the 'Clash Of The Titans' remake is 'fun and entertaining'. I weep for kids like you, I really do. Yes, I'm in my thirties, and no, I'm not a major fan of the original movie. It's okay, but not great. It is, however, better than the remake. Easily better. I normally respect the opinions of others when they differ from mine, but in this case, I have to say the evidence shows you to be a fucking retard. Now if you'll excuse me, I must go back under my troll bridge...

  • July 20, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Farrell is good.

    by Knuckleduster

    He was great in Tigerland. He was great in The New World. He was great in In Bruges. He was also pretty fuckin awesome in Phone Booth and Miami Vice and Minority Report. <p> And he was the best thing about that shitty Daredevil movie (not much of a challenge, I know).

  • July 20, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Maggot rape.

    by disfigurehead

    Best scene ever.

  • July 20, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    I kinda fell asleep watching Cyrus...

    by The Dum Guy

    But, that's because I mistakenly took a sleeping pill with my lunch (and a couple of Shiners) prior to seeing it.<br><br>Other than that, it is impossible for me to fall asleep in a room surrounded by strangers (except when I was in high school).

  • July 20, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Maggot rape is hilarious...

    by BlaGyver


  • July 20, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    WRONG HARRY, MEGAFORCE kicks the $hit out of Street Hawk

    by Stabby

    At least the Megaforce my friends and I formed when we armored our Huffy bikes with metallic silver spray painted plywood in the Mid-Eighties.

  • July 20, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    When is Manimal coming to Blueray?

    by beefywhore

    Or Misfits of Science?

  • July 20, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    I thought Joel was funnier than Mike

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Mike seemed like he had a stick up his butt.

  • July 20, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Insomnia had good cinematography and

    by Samuel Fulmer

    good acting, but other than that, it was a bore. The cure for Insomnia to be correct.

  • July 20, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    I'm getting Cop Out from the public library

    by Samuel Fulmer

    At least I won't have to pay to see it.

  • July 20, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Someone should do commentary over

    by Samuel Fulmer

    an episode of MST3K. Talk about Post-Post-modern!

  • July 20, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST


    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName

    Is that true?

  • July 20, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    COP OUT!!!

    by RPLocke

    Bruce Willis cant even promote a movie anymore.

  • July 20, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    IN BRUGES is indeed pretty good

    by AsimovLives

    The movie suprised the hell out of me. Thanks to the trailers it looke dlike agofy comedy, and though it is a comedy, there's nothing goofy about it. Very understated, very british, and very good. And you will fall inlove with the belgian city of Bruges.

  • July 20, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    A completely misplaced and off-topic question for Harry.

    by shiekybaby

    What did you think of the short that played before TS3, Day and Night? I've been very curious to know your opinion of it and hadn't seen it posted anywhere.

  • July 20, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Yes, Harry, where is your INCEPTION review?

    by AsimovLives


  • July 20, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST


    by HoboCode

    It is fairytale fucking town.

  • July 20, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    The funniest thing about Cop Out is...

    by The Dum Guy

    That it is Smith's biggest box office 'hit'.<br><br>Because, the same people who laughed thru Grown Ups also loved Cop Out... Paul Blart... and that fucking talking dog movie (all of them).

  • July 20, 2010, 2 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Fucken' hey!

  • July 20, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    "In Bruges" one of the most underrated films of all time

    by MattmanReturns

    Anyone who hasn't seen that is missing out.

  • July 20, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    With the exception of the JJTrek accident (you will get better, i promise), you have been one of the most consistent voices of wisdom about good movie watching and appreciation. And you like IN BRUGES too? Kick ass! Though, truly, i should be suprised. Glad to have made your acquiantance, sir.

  • July 20, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST


    by MattmanReturns

    I will have an extra beer for you today. Did you see Inception yet? Based on our mutual film appreciation I'm pretty sure you'll love it.

  • July 20, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    One thing to be said about cop out...

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    It's defenetly a movie. And even the haters can't deny that

  • July 20, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    The day after tomorrow, mate. It's when the movie is released here in Portugal. And my mind about it is this: If the movie is as good as good as BATMAN BEGINS, i'll be as happy as a clam. Half as good as BB and i'll be a pretty satisfied costumer. If INCEPTION is any better then BB, it's all free bonus, the way i see it. You know what i mean?

  • July 20, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Some people call movies to the shit that Mickey Bay makes, so, really, what's your point?

  • July 20, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    As for the beers, have another one on me. I owe you a few, by my calculations.

  • July 20, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST


    by Yelsaeb

    I really need to see Insomnia. Christopher Nolan FTW!

  • July 20, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    INSOMNIA is underrated

    by AsimovLives

    That's how it is.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    So Harry fell asleep watching INCEPTION

    by AsimovLives

    That's called beer, man. Beer does that to you, specially if you get into a certain age. Our age, Harry. Whenever i feel insomniac, all i need it to get a brewsky, and it works like a charm. Beer makes you drowsy and helps you sleep. Fact. So, the lesson of the day is, if you are planing on watching a movie, specially one you payed to watch, don't drink beer. Do it afterwards, if for nothing else to help you alliviate the sense of idioticy you feel about yourself for being fooled into watching another Mickey Bay movie.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    The Losers was a blast! Runaways was really good

    by Quake II

    I had more fun with The Losers than Iron Man 2, The A-Team or Inception. Not saying it's a "better" movie than Inception. Just more fun. One of the coolest slow-mo kills in recent film history as well. I will say it's 1000x better than Iron Man 2. Fuck, I'm still not sure what went wrong with that crowded mess of a film. Runaways was a really well made movie. It doesn't get too deep into the personality conflicts those girls had, but it does get dirty and drug-ridden. Very refreshing that The Runaways doesn't PG-13 sugarcoat the hedonism of the 70's to get more teens in the audience.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    In Bruges? <p>AWESOME!

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    Great movie that restored my faith in Colin Farrell the actor. Very darkly funny and very worth your time!

  • July 20, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Chloe? <p>AWFUL!

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    Harry, <p>Maybe you saw a different film than I did. I watched Chloe Sunday night on a whim rental, and was astonished at how boring an "erotic thriller" could be. The script was poor, the twist I could see coming but really didn't make much sense overall, and as far as the "erotic", you see Julianne Moore's nip-nips (which you've already seen in several much better films), and you see side-boob and one quick nip shot of Sigfried. THAT'S IT. Whoopi Goldberg is more erotic than that film. And the story really did felt forced and cobbled together. Maybe you saw a cut with a lot more exposition and explanation, but otherwise it seemed to force the plot twists and hope you take them for granted. (that's not even mentioning the fact this movie never made you feel anything for any of the three leads. you just didn't care.) <p>Horrible film.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Harry didn't understand Inception...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    All this nonsense about falling asleep is just an excuse. The movie was too much for his pea-sized brain to take in, and he can't even grasp enough of the basic plot to write the most rudimentary review. The only 'inception' planted in Harry's brain is the desire for another bag of doughnuts.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Imagine going deep into Harry's subconscious

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Penetrating the fourth level of Harry's dreamscape, the vault would open to reveal an anthropomorphic hamburger. "Don't follow the doctor's advice, Harry", the giant, grease dripping patty intones. "Be your own man, just like the iconoclast you were when you set up AICN!" Thus, this permeates up the levels of consciousness, and translates in Harry's mind as the thought that he will ignore the doctor's health warnings and prove them wrong by indulging in a life time of hedonistic pleasure and still living to a ripe old age. Or so he thinks...<p>Erm...yeah.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    So Kevin Smith...

    by MrPoop

    gets another pass on this site. I just can't wait for all of the glowing Red State articles kissing his self absorbed ass!!!! <p> Srsly, he is like the worthless son in law of the company owner who always screws up and gets promoted but never blamed and acts like a genius.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    HATED In Bruges

    by Simpsonian

    actually I really loved it. awesome movie.

  • July 20, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Nothing else in this column touches In Bruges!

    by Jaka

    Yeah, yeah. I'm sure Red Shoes is great and if they were originally released at the same time it might be considered a better film. But they weren't, so it ain't! lol In Bruges is not only great, but it's one of those films where after it's over you do a "holy shit... wait a minute... that movie kicked ass!" kinda things. Absolutely love that film.<P>The trailer for A Town Called Panic actually made me laugh a few times, but I'm not sure it will transfer over to viewing the actual film. Think I'll have to NetFlix that one.<P> Oh, and I'll NetFlix The Red Shoes as well. I just wanted to say something ridiculous about how good In Bruges is. Because it's really fuckin' good.<P>I thought Chloe was boring as all get out. Not even the lesbian sex redeemed it's slowness. And Liam Neeson is actually looking a bit odd on film to me post-Taken. A bit too plastic. <P>Insomnia is a pretty damn good film, but it's starting to feel like people are going on about it a bit too much. I own the DVD, though, so wtf do I know!<P>The Runaways should not be called The Runaways as it doesn't really tell the story of The Runaways. Joan Jett is the shit, though. So good for her.<P>I will definitely give Look Around You a, uhhh, look. Sounds interesting.

  • July 20, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    One day you will be rigth about something. One day.

  • July 20, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Harry, glad that you dug "The Professional"

    by Nic_Cages_Real_Hair

    I practically grew up on that film, too bad it's only a bad transfer...

  • July 20, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Something else you're right about Scarlett

    by Jaka

    You're going to get banned again. lol Maybe not now, maybe not tomorrow. But we all know that eventually you'll be banned again. It's comforting to know that some things in life can truly be counted on.

  • July 20, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Saw a screener of Cop Out...

    by Joe Huber

  • July 20, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Asimov, Scarlett

    by Nic_Cages_Real_Hair

    Chill out and watch the french classic "The Professional" together. Even with a bad transfer, the score will make you hug each other

  • July 20, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Bruce Willis says to Tracy Morgan

    by Joe Huber

    "You're a bad actor!" during an interrogation scene. I agreed. Stopped playing the screener and deleted it. That's in like the first ten minutes of the movie. That's how bad Cop Out is. Not even John McClain could save this garbage. If you have Cop Out, I advise you to Throw It Out!

  • July 20, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Courage the Cowerdly Dog?

    by Barrock

    Season 1 came out on DVD today. No love?

  • July 20, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Losers was surprisingly....

    by Joe Huber

    Awesome! You have to have patience. I am going to watch this again this time on Blu-ray as I have a review copy so I can write up my review on it. The main actor resembles George Clooney somewhat and I think he was in SAW III. Chris Evans is pretty funny in this, seemingly given more freedom with his character than the Fantastic Four movies. This type of movie is hard to put a good-great trailer together for being as most of the coolest moments are potential spoilers and it's harder to break down for simple commercials so the trailers for this might not do the movie justice. Some people might not get it the first time around, but I found it pretty easy to follow. There is a lot of humor, sarcasm and comedy mixed with action. In the end The Losers is very well worth seeing and I like owning it. I wouldn't blind-buy it, because not everyone will like this, but give it a rental and you should like it.

  • July 20, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Ben - About Precinct 13

    by Joe Huber

    I have the original and the remake. In my opinion (and this is as a die-hard John Carpenter fan) I loved the remake better. Better characters, better actors, better storyline. The great thing about the original Precinct 13 is the score and mood which Carpenter does best. Carpenter is the King of isolation movies, trapped in the artic with a deadly body-impersonating alien ala The Thing, trapped in a house with a serial killer ala Halloween, trapped in a small-town covered with a mysterious fog that bring pirate ghosts seeking revenge ala The Fog. Precinct 13 is one of the rarer remakes that are as good or better than the original. I say this and I have almost all Carpenters movies on DVD & Blu-ray.

  • July 20, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave - MST3K

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    You seem really mad at a show that went off the air many, many years ago. MST3K and Rifftrax isn't for everyone...but I'm a huge fan and have been since the Joel era. Yes the show mocks movies, but damn it many of the movies in question NEED mocking. It's all done tongue and cheek and it's pretty lighthearted. Nothing for anyone to get bent out of shape over.<P> There's was never any inherently mean spirited riffing from any of the varying MST3K crews. The Family Guy writers however - seem to have a real nasty, mean streak...though I'm a fan of that show as well.<P> I disagree about it taking no effort to mock films...sit and try to do it (as many idiots on youtube have done) and see if you can come anywhere close to being as funny as those dudes. They have a comic timing and vast knowledge of film and pop culture that is deserving of respect.

  • July 20, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Asimov, Star Trek

    by MattmanReturns

    I may in fact be biased on that movie, as I designed Ben Cross's web site. The truth comes out. (Must be the beer).

  • July 20, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Now I wanna watch The Professional

    by MattmanReturns

  • July 20, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    I like mst3k and its movies

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    It actually introduced me to some movies that i then bought by themselves but stil like it, i guess im the rare ones who appreciate both things about em.

  • July 20, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST


    by BenBraddock

    OK, thanks... now I'll HAVE to check it out!

  • July 20, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Honestly Scarlett

    by Joe Huber

    I didn't think I'd like The Losers going into the movie. It won me over though, big-time. Movies like that is what makes being a movie reviewer fun. I was plesantly surprised. Tracy Morgan's acting in Cop Out was horrendous. If a movie's so bad you can't get past the first ten minutes then you know it's a stinker. Cop Out is to cop buddy films (like 48 hours, Rush Hour)what My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Catwoman & Batman & Robin are to superhero films. It gives them a bad name by association. I feel bad for Bruce Willis but he needs to be choosier than doing movies like this. I think it would be scary being stoned and seeing this movie. You'd probably end up thinking aliens came to earth and snatched Hollywood actors bodies and casted them in bad movies as torture for past sins.

  • July 20, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    My Super Ex-Girlfriend

    by MattmanReturns

    Man, I caught part of that on TV one day... and she was tossing some CG shark around an apartment...

  • July 20, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Which is worse?

    by Joe Huber

    Batman and Robin or My Super Ex-Girlfriend? Uma Thurman in each. I paid 99 cents to see Batman & Robin and fell asleep, only movie I slept through. Saw Super Ex-Girlfriend channel surfing and couldn't watch more than a couple minutes. Both are dreadful insults to comic-book films.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Batman and Robin is worse

    by MattmanReturns

    as it's an atrocity committed against my favorite comic book character.

  • July 20, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    theres a few funny scenes in My Super Ex-Girlfriend


    like when she almost breaks his cock off and fucks him to death.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Forbidden World rocks

    by Jarek

    Such a cool schlock sci-fi/horror flick. Corman made a number of them that are just a joy to watch. Like THE NEST, which I bet most haven't even heard of.

  • July 20, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    In Bruges was nominated for Best Original Screenplay Oscar.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    Rightly so, it's fucking awesome.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:18 a.m. CST


    by JonChambers

  • July 21, 2010, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Did you think INCEPTION was so bad you won't review it??

    by JonChambers

  • July 21, 2010, 2:18 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    You're still wrong about everything, as usual. I rarely, very rarely call people trolls, but you are one. A real textbook classic case of troll. Congratalations, troll-boy, you must be so proud of yourself.

  • July 21, 2010, 2:22 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" just showed the true colours of Ivan Fucking Reitman. How i fucking hate that hack! Always did, always will. His son seems to have turned alright, though. There is only one good thing i have to say about Ivan Reitman, and that is that he produced some of Cronenberg's earlier movies that help kickstart Cronenberg's career. That is the only, only good thing i have to say about that assclown hack.

  • July 21, 2010, 3:56 a.m. CST




  • July 21, 2010, 5:49 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Flatery will take you nowhere, even if in all-caps.

  • July 21, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Harry's "FIRST" post

    by Kentucky Colonel

    I'll bet he's always wanted to do that!

  • July 21, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST


    by Drsambeckett1984

    What did you say to piss off CAPTAIN_AMERICAS_COCK_SHAPED_HEL MET??? <P> He does not sound like a happy chappy.

  • July 21, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Well, i didn't kissed Mickey Bay's ass. That sufficed.

  • July 21, 2010, 9 a.m. CST


    by Drsambeckett1984

    Oh, ok. He did seem paticluarly angry. I dont always agree with you dude, but, you're entitled to your opinion as much as anyone else.

  • July 21, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Kentucky Colonel

    by AsimovLives

    I'm suprised that Big Harry didn't do it before and much sooner. His first did cracked me up, i found it hillarious. Well played, Mr Knowles, well played.

  • July 21, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    We agree more often then not, i believe.

  • July 21, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Besides, you took your nick from QUANTUM LEAP, how can I antipathise or be very different to a person like that?

  • July 21, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST


    by Drsambeckett1984

    Yeah, we do agree often actually, even if you did hate Star Trek. Ha. <P> AICN needs people who are willing to generate discussion, otherwise, whats the point of talkbacks?

  • July 21, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    I thought the point of talkbacks

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    was to argue, attack, and assault everyone else on here? At least it sometimes seems that way (especially if your screenname is named after some famous person's body parts - DGDB and ScarJo'sBM come to mind)

  • July 21, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST


    by Drsambeckett1984

    You're probably right. Certainly feels like that sometimes.

  • July 21, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    If I could make the world right

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    these TB's WOULD be a place for discussion without all the hate, venom, and bile (and WITH an edit function) - then again, if I could make the world right everyone in the Govt., everyone on Wall Street, and everyone at BP would all be fired and replaced with competent people for whom personal greed wasn't a priority - schyeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt!

  • July 21, 2010, 9:54 a.m. CST


    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    I about blew milk out of my nose laughing! I honestly think that's the first time I appreciated someone getting a "first" - kudos!

  • July 21, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST


    by Nic_Cages_Real_Hair

    Last week, Quentin_Rodriguez got first at the obituary of Harvey Pekar:)) Now THAT would have cracked me up if it weren't for the sad news

  • July 21, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    okay, second time

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    but still good fun

  • July 21, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Only 2 B's in Baboon

    by eegah

    Hey, There is only one baboon in this movie not baboon's, and come on Harry use your spell checker it's baboon not babboon.

  • July 21, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    In Bruges perfect for Blu-Ray

    by Beezbo

    My favorite thing about this film is the setting - not only is it beautiful, it's interesting and I haven't seen it before. I live near NYC and as much as I love Times Square and the city in general, I don't need to see it in EVERY movie and TV show. I love watching travel shows on my HDTV and I often think to myself, "This would make a great setting for a movie". In Bruges is basically a black comedy set in an episode of Rick Steves' Europe.

  • July 21, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Watch stoned?? Harry, wait a smoke weed?

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz


  • July 21, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Bought The Losers yesterday and watched it again.

    by Quake II

    I like that movie more each time I see it. Blows The A-Team movie out of the water. The Losers cast actually seem like guys who have worked together for years. I wonder how much time the cast spent before filming to get to know each other. And Assault On Precinct 13 redux was the best John Capenter movie remake. Still not necessary but decent for what it was. Now The Fog and Halloween remakes, don't get me started. As a rabid Kevin Smith 1990's fan, I won't go near Cop Out. If it looks and smells like shit then it must be shit.

  • July 21, 2010, 2 p.m. CST


    by chompie

    watched mother last night-one of the best movies of the year! also people who dont like in bruges are not to be trusted

  • July 21, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Which one of these quotes WON'T make it

    by jim

    onto the DVD cover?<p>"Four Stars" - Roger Ebert<p>“An intoxicating adventure of the mind. One of the best movies of this century.”-Richard Roeper<p>"Mind Blowing" - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone<p>"I ... Fell Asleep (a few times)" - Harry Knowles,

  • July 21, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    DVD cover for Inception

    by jim


  • July 21, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    I hate to say I didn't hate Cop Out

    by skimn

    It was a rather comedy free comedy though, outside of Seann William Scott, which I thought I'd never bring my self to write. For some reason it reminded me of Brian DePalma's Wise Guys, his "Abbott & Costello meet the Mafia" goof off between Body Double and The Untouchables. It too costarred an ex-SNL member who's barely bearable, and rambled along until its conclusion, with two schmoes in over their head.<p>And c'mon, it was great to hear Harold Faltermeyer again, sounding the exact same as in 1986.

  • July 21, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST


    by maxjohnson1971

    Harry, lighten up. I can watch a bad movie and enjoy it as much as the next guy, but to say that some of the movies these guys make fun of are dear to you? Really? So when was the last time you sat down with Yoko and popped "Soultaker" or "Manos" or "A Touch of Satan" or "Time Chasers" in and relaxed? Come on man. These movies are terrible and if nothing else, MST3K only makes us appreciate them more than we would otherwise. You CAN'T tell me you have never made fun of a bad movie for the sheer joy of it. Never sat around with your good friends Roger Ebert and Robert Rodriguez and ripped "Boggy Creek 2" a new one? Lighten up man. A terrible movie can be just as much fun as a great one. It's all in the name of loving the medium.

  • July 21, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    I know the whole concept of suspension of disbelief

    by skimn

    but if anyone can tell me how in God's name a forest just happens to be near a DOWNTOWN DETROIT police station, as in Precinct 13 redux, well..just say I'll be impressed. Yes, I live in Michigan, so sue me.

  • July 21, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    It hasn't been mentioned in a few posts, and I had to add the love also.

  • July 21, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Pacino died of face cancer today

    by NippleEffect

    everyone I contacted said *Thank God* and *No I won't be attending his wake*

  • July 21, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    THE HORSEMAN did me in.

    by Subovon

    <p class=MsoNormal>I cannot take Harry’s suggestions for b-movies, z-movies and independent movies seriously. Not anymore; I’ve been burnt too many times. The last straw after adding several unknowns from this column to my Netflix <span class=GramE>cue,</span> was THE HORSEMAN, suggested some weeks ago. It was strictly amateur hour, through and through, and I couldn’t watch it to the end.</p> <p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>Harry: I love you, man. I love your site and I’m not about to stop clicking on your sponsors and the links to guide me to but from now on, I’m putting your opinion through a 50 gallon tank of sea salt.</p>

  • July 21, 2010, 11 p.m. CST


    by Subovon

    Arguably Belmondo's most beloved "serious" action film in France. It has one of Ennio Morricone's very best scores!

  • July 22, 2010, 12:03 a.m. CST

    LOL skimn thank you!

    by andrew coleman

    When I first saw that movie I said the same thing. A forest next to a police station?... In Detroit? Great post man. Now about MST3K I love that show or whatever you call it. And Harry don't take it to heart if they are making for of movies you love. They make fun of everything and if you can't laugh at it then there is a problem. They have a site called Rifftrax where they do what they did before but to like current movies and it is hilarious! Now about Cop Out... That movie made me sad. I seriously thought it could be a lot of fun and then it just brutally beat me down. That movie has hands down the worst acted Villain I've ever seen. I mean I'm not one to run around screaming racist but that guy was over acting to the moon trying to be a Mexican drug cartel leader. Horrible just fucking horrible. I hope the movie Red will give me the bad ass Bruce Willis that I want and frankly deserve haha.

  • July 22, 2010, 5:43 a.m. CST

    Hint Of Smega doesn't hate Farrell's acting

    by Shpadoinkle

    he just hates Irish people. He said it himself. Way to be objective there chief! Keep plugging that hole in your soul. In Bruges is a fucking astounding film, I was floored after it. If it had any faults it's that it wasn't long enough!

  • July 22, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    The Red Shoes fills people with culture

    by AlfordHitchcoke


  • July 23, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    oh, and one more thing

    by redrain


  • July 24, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    The Red Shoes and Black Narcissus are to die for.......

    by laguna_loire

    But all I can focus on right now is: "Thats for killing John Lennon, you f&*king c&*t" I think it was that!! In Bruges is superb, a sadly missed-by-many classic.

  • July 24, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    In Bruges is shit

    by Smerph

    And I'm a liar. It's a fantastic movie. Hilarious and brutal.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST


    by blunted666

    I have got to see In Bruges immediately

  • July 25, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Last week you said

    by blunted666

    you were doing Alpha Dog this week. I was slightly curious as to what you'd say about it, as I saw it and got more sucked in than I thought I might... that Justin Timberlake is half-decent.

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