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Harry says - THE EXPENDABLES is a testicular masterpiece of manish awesomery!!!

After watching DEMOLITION MAN, I COME IN PEACE & DIE HARD... I actually feel THE EXPENDABLES is actually the cheery on top of this amazing evening of all things MAN. Let's face it, that's what this is all about. These are the action icons of our lives - spanning OLD SPICE ads to some of the greatest action films ever made. The three key names missing from the mixture for me, are Kurt Russell & Harrison Ford & Mel Gibson. But honestly - had they been in it... my sack would suddenly have a third ball floating along with my cherished pair. THE EXPENDABLES is a capper. A party film. A movie to get giddy for. When the first key act of violence takes place moments after it starts and involves a man being blown in half and his top part flying backwards... well, that's INSANE and it's the Sam Fuller of the movie. Sam always was reported to say, "Start with an explosion and build!" - well here, beginning with this kind of crazy awesome... You expect the film to just go nuts immediately - but it doesn't. In fact the over all structure of the film was a bit more insane than I was expecting. After the opening Pirates showdown, the team returns back to their base of operations in New Orleans... Now I can't even pretend to know what mercenaries are like. I've never met a Merc. I have known a few Navy SEALs in my life, and most of them come across a bit like Jason Statham in this film. But older badass soldiers turned killer for hires? Well, we haven't had a terrible lot of films exploring this group of professionals. In fact, that's probably the very best merc film, THE PROFESSIONALS... it takes place in the Old West and is all about the the trip to the mission, everything going crazy and a brilliant chase at the end. I love THE PROFESSIONALS - and I think in my little monkey brain I was expecting that. But after the opening fight... we have these scenes that establish a little bit for all the characters. We get to know a bit about everyone - and I loved this. These aren't people like us Film Geeks. They don't speak Tarantino. They're Men that have trouble with expressing emotion. However, they're boiling over with it. It comes in the tales they tell - their histories together. In a way, it reminds me of my group of friends when we talk about my Bachelor Party... only... if there had been blood & guts & horrible scarring moments that haunt a soul. And the man most haunted? Mickey Rourke - which is perfect, because as an actor - that man has so much soul, so much emotional self-castigation that - gosh. I just love the guy. However, the key to Mickey's scenes is the resonance that the stories have upon Stallone. Stallone gave Mickey the exposition that would explain what he was feeling. Because Mickey is playing the best old friend in Stallone's life. There's no doubt that there aren't very many that have been with him as long as Mickey - and you get the idea that perhaps Mickey might've once led THE EXPENDABLES. Whatever the history may be, the scene specifically reminded me of conversations with my father, when I go to him for advice and I really know what it is I'm going to do, I just want to hear his story about something similar in his life. That's the soul of this scene. The power of a long time best friend. The exchange that Men that have known each other for a very long time can share. Technically it is a human thing, but here Sly nails it and he gives himself the best actor of the film to bounce with. Their scenes are character highlights in a film of character highlights. Dolph Lundgren has probably been with Sly's Barney the next longest. Lundgren is a force in this movie. He's grown BORED with the routine of killing, so he's taken to making it interesting for himself. Like, shooting a weapon that blows people in half. Like hanging a pirate. Like... well, you'll see. Dolph pulls of some of the best work of his career and that's really a love letter from Stallone. Sly shoots Dolph beautifully. He does this with everyone evenly. It isn't like ROCKY II's addiction to close-ups... it is just Sly has an intuitive sense of how to shoot action and men to just deliver that John Ford sense of WAYNE. Sly also shoots men in action, the way Ford shot horses charging - you see full muscle extension, full speed even if it is slow motion, because you can see the intensity of the movement. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Steve Austin vs Sly and the Jet Li vs Dolph fights... and I have to say - I'm dying to see if there was more to the Randy Couture vs Steve Austin fight. I wanted to hold on that one longer. I really have no idea how long that end action sequence was - but there are SO MANY UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME highlights - that I can't even begin to recall them all. At COMIC CON, we showed a sequence of Terry Crews with a fully automatic shotgun with explosive rounds that just sounds like the DOOM OF MEN and the only disappointment that I think some folks might have is with some of the CG gore. Now I loved it because it enabled full on HOLY SHIT speed in terms of real time human disentigration and ginsu mayhem death Iron Chef fashion - and I love that. LOVE IT. It is about the movement. If Stallone has room to improve, it is in getting stronger CG work with what he's doing. That said, man... just watching some of the insanity - like that Jet Li & Jason Statham two-teaming finishing move on that one poor fuck... if your face isn't an O-Face with the best violence produced Orgasm scream of ecstacy... I'm not real sure that your cock can rock. Check into Viagra, because if you can't hold an erection for 45 minutes straight via non-stop action woah... take the blue pill and you can pretend to be the man for which this film was built. Me. I'm afraid I was eating fresh Hummus and pita bread during this. Not sure why I went Vegan on this film - I just think that had I actually had RED MEAT or anything crazy manly... like a rack of ribs to eat - or a Turkey Leg... my god. You might as well masturbate too. I was trying to hold back, but I love this movie. I love the concept of it, the build for it, my experiences with the film and finally this crazy fucking night of action upon action upon action upon THE EXPENDABLES. The most dialed down of all the actors in this was probably Eric Roberts, and if I have a key disappointment it was him and the General. But specifically Eric. He can just go so much further than he did here. I suppose Sly didn't want him to cartoon it, which Eric has done a few times, but I really wanted Eric to just be a character I could hate more. Same with all the bad guys. After JOHN RAMBO, I kinda expected the bad guys to be alot more aggressively evil than what I got from them, but... and this is a big BUT... Everybody in this film, when it comes to ACTION is in Top Form. Jet Li & Jason Statham do some of their best work. In particular, Jet did really really good with being the short guy that uses his shortness in a self-deprecating manner. I've a friend that would make Jet look like Dolph if he stood next to Jet - and he acts EXACTLY like Jet in this film - except he really is pathetically height challenged, but he has a great attitude about it, though he usually has to use a step-ladder to feel great. Jason's romantic woes are probably going to be something that some folks may pick at, but given the amount of friends I've seen break up with their girls this year... it just seems like a continuation of a life theme. Now - I know... you want to know what I thought about Bruce, Arnie, Sly. This is where I have a shameful admittance. I was in the bathroom. I know. You don't have to say it, though many of you will, I was a complete filly - I had to pee. I was bursting and I tried to hold on as long as I could - but I had to go, and when you have to go, sometimes ya gotta go. But I'm fine with it. I'll be seeing the film again this Tuesday - and I will see the Holy Trinity in their Church of Testosterone. How much did I love the film? Well, I came home... sat down and pounded out this review as fast as I could. Not because I'm worried about others writing first, but because I have to write about it. My brain won't settle until I get out of me what this film does. We've seen a lot of action in theaters recently. The best action of the summer has probably been hung upon the shoulders of INCEPTION - but frankly, while beautifully shot - the action never felt vital to me. Here, I always felt like someone was about to die. I just did. I prefer this action. Why? Cuz I believe everything that everybody does can be done by the people doing it. I don't see wire work, I don't see lazy gravity or an overage of Slow-motion. In fact, almost all of it is at full speed. These men are hitting solid surfaces and you'll see them bleed blood in this film as they scrape themselves up. Also, everyone has their own style of fighting, without it seeming cartoonishly absurd. Watching Dolph and Jet is just a joy, but so is Austin & Sly, Jet & the guy in the tunnel, Statham playing basketball, Terry & his cannon, Couture vs Steve, Sly & the Rapists and then... just... giggle... ya know how in BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID and THE WILD BUNCH they have that terrible situation of being holed up in an impossible situation and they have to come out and fight an army? JUST WAIT till you see how THE EXPENDABLES handle that particular scenario. It is the most gratuitously intense action sequences since the trio battle at the end of RETURN OF THE JEDI (Endor, Space Battle and Luke/Vader/Emperor) - but imagine pieces of man meat and marinara flying like Bats from maw of Carlsbad Caverns. Is it a perfect film? No, this isn't DIE HARD. This is just a great fucking time. This is whooping and hollaring and being excited. This is cheering for action exclamations - and Sly treats those Exclamations like AICN does in our headlines. There's always a bit much, and that's what takes you from just gripping your seat to possibly grabbing the sides of your head, breathing into your hands, smiling ear to ear and then just giggling from how much is actually being done here. Sly handles action the way George Lucas did the Cantina in the original STAR WARS. Any given bit would be a highlight in the other action films of the summer. In THE EXPENDABLES - it is all about excitedly recalling each others' favorite moments and you can do that for a long time. This is just what I was in the mood for. Something lighter than JOHN RAMBO and ROCKY BALBOA. Something that harnesses the outrageousness of a COBRA, the mayhem of JOHN RAMBO, the manitude of the first 30 minutes of PREDATOR all with a bit of soul, friendship and fist-pumping that I adore from this type of film. Go into this as many of you are wanting to... with a desire to just see this cast have fun having fun. That's exactly what you get. Now it is time to go to sleep. Good morning everyone...

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  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:51 a.m. CST

    WOOT!

    by Uopap

    Good news!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Your penis

    by Joely_Boy

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Aaaah! Action!

    by RedEgiraahgnal

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    OLEG

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    This is what movies are supposed to be. Nerds are not action heroes. Yeah Scott Pilgrim I'm talking about you. Society has emasculated the Y chromosone. It's time for real men to step up again.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    pathetic

    by joel007

    how badly you want to keep Stallone coming back to this website... He's cool, I get it, but Jesus, this movie is a steaming pile of animal stink. One of those movies where you go in thinking, "Hey, remember how cool those cheesetastic 80's b action flicks like Cobra and American Ninja were?" Then you sit through this movie and remember they were actually garbage and you were ten at the time and didn't care.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    seriously Harry

    by joel007

    I hate to say it, but you have embarrassed yourself with this review

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Whaaaaaaa?

    by U-Stu.com

    You mean you love the movie starring, written by, and directed by you're e-mail buddy? That's a shocker. Next thing you know Harry will be praising every crappy horror movie that he has a cameo in or review on the poster. The Expendables will still be good anyway.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    sounds homoerotic

    by mr. smith

    just sayin

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Next Friday double feature: This and Scott Pilgrim

    by SoylentMean

    The question is, which one do I see first?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Joel

    by HEADGEEK

    You know - if you go back and you look at those 80s movies - and if you were one of the pricks in the bathroom talking about being miserable with your pals as y'all pissed together during DIE HARD, and griping about suffering through these movies - FUCK OFF. Seriously. Why the fuck were you in the theater? This is a love letter to 80s action.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    More like this article is a love letter to Sly

    by U-Stu.com

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    re: joel007

    by Holeman

    You are a waste of fucking life and should die as soon as possible. Can't wait to see this fucking movie!!!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    So.......

    by Sailor Rip

    .......you liked it?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Hoo baby. I can't wait to see this!

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Three key names missing

    by U-Stu.com

    Are actually Kurt Russell, Van Damme, and Norris. The similarities being that they were all in multiple cheesy fun action movies of the time. Not just cool male actors who happen to be in a couple of actiony movies (Lethal Weapon is NOT in the same category as the Stallone / Schwarzenegger action movies).

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Nice blow job of a review.

    by blackmantis

    Whenever Harry slobbers all over a film, it usually sucks. It's 42 percent at RT.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    SoylentMean, since you're going to see both

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    See Scott Pilgrim first. Otherwise you will see The Expendables first, watch Scott Pilgrim, and say "gee this movie sucks." Actually, see Expendables first. Then you will finally realize as I said earlier that nerds are not action heroes.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Yeah...

    by braddavery

    I don't have high hopes for this. Harry is in BJ mode and it's obvious.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    I was just at a bachelor party in Atlantic City last week

    by Sailor Rip

    and there WERE moments of extreme violence, blood, sex, debauchery, and over all chaos. <p> Plus I met a 25 year old girl there who drove to my condo last night but she only let me suck on her tits. "Next time. Next time." is what she kept saying when I tried to close the deal. She drove an hour anf a half to come here and that's it? Whatever. Boobies are nice to suck on but it gets old fast.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    "Despite decent choreography and plenty of mayhem...."

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    "...the poor camerawork is so distracting and confounding that it transforms even the most straightforward hand-to-hand combat into a mess of rough edits and 'Greengrass-lite' handicam coverage." -IGN movies <p> That's kind of what I worried about from the trailer.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    There

    by Sailor Rip

    "The best action of the summer has probably been hung upon the shoulders of INCEPTION - but frankly, while beautifully shot - the action never felt vital to me." <p> We now have Harry's Inception review.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    PLANT!

    by pizzatheface

    I call plant with the glowing review.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Got to ask...

    by Lemure_v2

    Why's everyone so desperate to hear Harry's Inception review? Surely you've seen it yourself, you know if you like it or not. What difference will Harry's opinion make? You nerds are weird.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Didn't even read Harrys review.

    by sam jacksons wig

    I knew as soon as I saw the headline that it would be an unmitigated gush fest. <br><br> Love Stallone- and I WILL see this movie because I believe that it will do what it says on the tin, and that's all I'm looking for with it. <br><br> But I disbelieve ANYTHING said by Harry Knowles. He is a corporate prostitute with zero credibility.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    HARRY

    by BunnyMcNibbnles

    Joel is right. There's just NO WAY that this film is that good. I don't even think it's a quarter as good as you say. I think it's probably an awful film and you just like it because you have a soft spot for these kinds of films (FINE), but also because you want to make Stallone happy by praising his latest film. The first reason is OK, but the second reason is just corrupt. What you forget is that, most people here (myself NOT included) are going to go see this and know for themselves that this movie is a turd. So, you're not fooling anyone in the long run. It's just that you're getting people to go spend their hard earned money on it. So, maybe in the long run, you ARE fooling some people.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    You know what other movie got 42% on Rotten Tomatoes?

    by thatfilmlover

    Robin Hood, a movie I enjoyed Immensely, who give's a flying fuck what the RT score is on a movie?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Look forward to seeing this

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    That said, where's the DVD column, Harry? Road to Perdition, Breakfast Club, Bull Durham, Escape From New York, Kick Ass, Blood Simple, the Ghost Writer, Kalifornia, A Prophet, Piranha, and James and the Giant Peach all landed on blu ray, and thet's not looking at what hit DVD. How can you skip a week like that?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Y'know...

    by scors54

    Holy fuck people, it's really very simple. You come to the site. You see "EXPENDABLES" in any title. You've already made up your mind that it sucks for WHATEVER fucking reason (other than actually SEEING it, of course), so why even click on the link? Really--you hate '80s action, fine, that's your right--what about the marketing or the cast for this film told you it would be about anything OTHER than '80s action?<p> Maybe I'm just old, but I cannot believe how many people , here and on other sites, about this film and others just have to spew their bullshit for no apparent valid reason other than the fact that they have an internet connection. I see a link for "Eat,Pray,Love", I'm not even fucking going there, because I've already made my mind up.Why anyone with a life would actually go in there and post "How can you watch this shit, it sucks" is beyond me.<p> So--this is an EXPENDABLES talkback--if you have no interest or you hate Stallone, or you are more into Scott Pilgrim or whatever, fine, just stay the fuck out and stop wasting space with your horseshit. If you are someone who was actually interested in this film, but actually SAW it and was very disappointed or vice versa, then, fine, let's discuss. But if your mind was made up coming in and all you want to do is leave yet another dropping on another talkback,pleaase spare everyone who's actually interested in the film, good , bad or indifferent. All that said, Harry--ya think , next time, you could leave out some of the overly detailed descriptions of the cooler action sequences so the rest of us can actually be awed by them the theater instead of knowing ahead of time. I mean I know you're all excited and shit, but for fuck's sake, man, I feel like l already "saw" half the film...

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Lemure_v2

    by sam jacksons wig

    Alot of people are pissed off with Knowles because he promised an Inception review, said it would be along soon but then failed to deliver. It's their way of reminding him.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Lemure_v2

    by Sailor Rip

    I don't care if Harry reviews Inception. My comment was directed at those who do. <p> Still, on of the biggest movies of the summer, from a great director, three weeks in a row on top of the BO.....this is a movie web site and it's kind of his job. <p> Personally, I don't care but the reasons above are why people are still clamoring for it.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Either love "The Expendables"

    by James_Camera_On

    or fuck off motherfucker. That in essence is the review. As for Harry's "review" of Inception: ["The best action of the summer has probably been hung upon the shoulders of INCEPTION - but frankly, while beautifully shot - the action never felt vital to me."] FUCK OFF. Seriously. Why the fuck were you in the theater?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Pointless Review

    by fiester

    Was there ever a chance in hell Harry was not going to pen a love letter to this flick?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    The worst review ever.

    by cinemixtape.com

    This movie will be terrible, but certainly not as terrible as this review. Go see Scott Pilgrim instead. I didn't expect much from it, but it's the real deal. I'll pass on some geriatric action stars pretending to be relevant.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    pizzatheface

    by HEADGEEK

    No - not a plant. Just someone that went to the theater to have fun tonight, with a bunch of folks that went to celebrate the release of this movie in the most ridiculous way. I mean, before I left to see the fest of action tonight, I rewatched JOHN RAMBO director's cut with Dad - and the previous night I watched ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK & THE FUGITIVE & MACHINE GUN MCCAIN. I'm in an action state of mind. Oh - and before that I watched INCEPTION, which is clearly a far superior film to THE EXPENDABLES, I just don't think it's fun at all. INCEPTION is a contemplative film, an attentive experience. THE EXPENDABLES will reward those that watch closely. But frankly, this isn't a CRITIC MOVIE - it is a film for those of us that watch every film all these guys have made. I'm pretty sure I've seen them all. I love action films. I do. I can actually describe in excruciatingly loving detail things from even the most obscure of these guys' films. Of course, I am a movie Junkie. I mean, I did come home from an all night movie marathon and put in the Shaw Brothers' BROTHERS FIVE on Blu and I really am digging it. <BR><BR>As for my INCEPTION review and missing DVD COLUMN - I will attend to those when I wake up. I've never felt an urgent rush on discussing INCEPTION - as I feel it is a movie one should experience a multitude of times to just fully experience the depth of the film.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    And

    by Sailor Rip

    The Get Carter remake with Stallone was on last night and...what an insult to the original. I love Stallone and Rambo was great but christ...I can't believe after reading the script that Caine even made a cameo in it.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    How the fuck can the action in Inception...

    by sam jacksons wig

    ....not be vital to him????? What the fuck did he want???? Tom Hardy KICKED FUCKING ASS in that movie! <br><br> There was gunfire, hand to hand combat with people fighting for their lives. Jesus! What a piss poor excuse if there ever was one.<br><br> Knowles- you have lost your fucking way, brother!!!!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Oh fuck off!!!!!!! Just fuck off!!!!!!!

    by sam jacksons wig

    I've never felt an urgent rush on discussing INCEPTION - as I feel it is a movie one should experience a multitude of times to just fully experience the depth of the film. <br><br><br> What???? How many times do you have to see the fucking movie before you decide to discuss it????? How many pieces do you really need to nit pick out before you decide its time to tell the world your point of view???<br><br> I'm sorry, but its jusy lazy ass reporting and I dont buy any of it.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    And while we have Harry's attention.

    by Sailor Rip

    I visit this site every day but it's mostly for the talkbackers. <p> Harry I know it's hard to remain objective when you have friends in the industry and I don't doubt for a second that you like this movie but the truth comes first in journalism, politics last.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    what a hate filled, bitchy talk back

    by thatfilmlover

    I've seen some bad ones in my time, but this is right up. Jesus.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    sounds great

    by sith_rising

    I'm taking a 200 mile roadtrip to see this with my best friend, since we used to go see films like Lethal Weapon 2, Die Hard 2, Total Recall, Robocop 2, Darkman, Predator 2, Marked for Death, Double Impact, Aliens, Tango & Cash and No Holds Fucking Barred together. Can't wait.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Well, there is the review and then there are

    by James_Camera_On

    the endless excuses for not making the review. Surprise, the two are not the same thing. I do believe we will get far more of the latter than the former (if ever). It's obvious Harry wants the whole Inception thing to just go away. Now. Because movies are supposed to be fun, fun, fun! Like a steady diet of chocolate-covered cherries. This Summer Inception sure broke the mold. And you know what, far more people will see Inception than Expendables and Scott Pilgram combined. Look at the ratings on IMDB. Something is happening, Mr. Knowles, but you don't know what it is. Nor do you care.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Wow...

    by swinky

    Sounds like some of the people here need to take a trip to their local mall. Maybe they can find a sale on "non-bunchable" panties!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    thatfilmlover

    by sam jacksons wig

    "what a hate filled, bitchy talk back"<br><br><br> Stay tuned- its about to get alot worse!!!!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    KilliK

    by sam jacksons wig

    lIke I said, I didn't even read the fucking thing- not one word of it. I will trust my own judgement and that of others who aren't a corporate stooge.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    MAN

    by ORIONgods

    MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN MAN

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    Sam Jackson

    by HEADGEEK

    Easy. Its a dream. And while the action is stunningly and beautifully shot and composed, that is what it feels like. It feels composed. There's something about the no-holds barred holy fuck of what Sly puts together that is more hardwired into my brain. <BR><BR>as for this generational war I'm seeing develop in this talk back... really? I'm crowing as loudly for SCOTT PILGRIM as I am for THE EXPENDABLES. You do know... it isn't a race. There's nothing to be gained by any of us if either of these films goes crazy or dies at the box office. <BR><BR>For the record, I expect SCOTT PILGRIM to be the best film of the summer. Can't believe I haven't seen it yet, but I'm drunk in love with every scrap that i see. And I love how little I know about it still, been avoiding spoilers like that plague. Which is hard, when nearly every friend I have has seen it and gone daffy for it. <BR><BR>EXPENDABLES is a fun fucking time. I refuse to believe that's even debatable. I'm writing this review for folks out there like AB KING. He burns the torch for this film. And the reason I'm so fond of AB is that I'm very much the same as them. For me, for my youth - ROCKY and STAR WARS were side by side as tenants of my childhood. Along with all the other things I was surrounded by. The only film in the line up tonight that was better than THE EXPENDABLES was DIE HARD... and the margin of victory is pretty gargantuan. But that's because that film is one of the top ten action films of all time. Personally I prefer ROAD WARRIOR, PREDATOR, ALIENS, ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, STAGECOACH... but that's probably just me.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    "Stay tuned- its about to get alot worse!!!!"

    by Sailor Rip

    Yeah, this will be one for the history books. <p> *Me as a grandfather* "I was there for the Expendables review on AiCN." Then I'll hand the kid a Worthers original and continue my story.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    If it follows Rambo, then you're looking at.....

    by sam jacksons wig

    ....$42m US domestic. I have a feeling that it might overpower that due to the (fading) star power in it. There are a couple of names that might spark interest.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Expendables will fucking bomb

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    The 80s are gone. As much as I love nostalgia we all just gotta move on and enjoy the classics on DVD.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    I guess Harry realy WANTED to jack-off watching it...

    by LargoJr

    But that meant putting down his hummis sammich?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    I'd have to agree...

    by dagwood

    What a bunch of crap from some of the talk backers. If Harry liked it, he liked it. HE is the person who created this site and HE is the person who runs it. If you detest him so much, go elsewhere. The rest of us will be that much happier without having to read your whining.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Harry has a thing about wanking off in a lot of reviews...

    by Gabba-UK

    Just an observation. This has to be the most pointless film to review ever. Because 90% of the people reading this are going to see it. I know I will. I just don't think I'll be taking a box of tissues with me. Which I suspect is why Harry needed to go to the toilet to 'pee'....

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    for those complaining about Harry's reviews

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    If you can't stand his writing and opinions, if you think he's a "lazy" reporter (looking at you, Sam Jaskcon), then why do you bother coming to this site? Seriously, if you don't like what the head honcho is putting out on HIS site, then go somewhere else, because, frankly, all this pointless bitching is tiresome. It's one thing to be upset because of a missing review on one of the best films of the summer (though beating the point to death is a tad much) or question the whereabouts on Saturday of a column that was scheduled for the previous Tuesday, but it's a whole other thing to bitch about Harry's writing itself and continue coming to Harry's site. <p>Now if you want to complain about the shitastic writing of other writers on the site, go ahead, as Harry decides who gets to write for the site, and sometimes those decisions seem to be more friend-based than quality-based (i.e. a certain reality-loving, Whedon-blowing TV reporter who rarely reports anything other than what he can cut and paste from real journalists reviews). If you want to complain about that kind of hercy-jerky writing, more power to you. If enough people point out said reviewer's shortcomings, perhaps Harry will FINALLY be conviced to put a real writer in charge of the TV section. But complaining about Harry's writing, well, it's his site and therefore a reflection of him. That's what you come here for. <p>As for complaining about the sites design being stuck in 1998, well there's no use complaining about that, as I'm sure if Harry's thinking about site design it's for Famous Monsters. Though AICN COULD use an update reeeal bad.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    thanks harry! that settles it...

    by JAMF

    expendables is gonna be SHIT.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Some of you "Inception" STAN'S are ridiculous...

    by Mr. Profit

    Who the hell cares if Harry didn't review it? You guys are guilty of what Harry is doing here. Loving a movie before he saw it, and loving it more after seeing it because it didn't let you down. <p>We get it, you guys have a boner for "Inception", it is a good movie, but some of you are acting like its the most groundbreaking, thought provoking, most original and awesome movie in the history of modern cinema. In my opinion, it's a well done film. But I don't feel a need to revisit it at all. There is simply no need to. Everything is meticulously explained, and the end is executed in a way that in watching it twice I would find myself fast forwarding through all the exposition to get to the action. Which was not really vital. The end sequence in the snow was so James Bond-esque with the shaky cam of a Bourne film and some of you still won't pull Nolan's dick out your mouth. <p>Either way, who cares if he reviews it or not? Most of you already love it and your opinions aren't going to change. <p>Finally making this into a Scott Pilgrim vs Expendables is dumb. They both appeal to two different audiences, and guess what, most Americans grew up watching crazy 80's action. Guess which movie will win next week... Not the one with the video game nerd...

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Harry...?

    by Lemure_v2

    Apparently, you promised these nerds an Inception review. They haven't got one so toys are coming out of the pram. Just tell them whether you liked it or not - it'll give them something else to bitch about for ten minutes. "Harry promised us an Inception review and we haven't got one." What, are you five years old? Sheesh!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    killiK

    by HEADGEEK

    didn't seem to have a problem talking about my disappointment with PREDATORS. Didn't give me pause for a second to trash the fuck out of CLASH OF THE TITANS, even if I was producing a film with the man behind that film. This film isn't better than JOHN RAMBO or ROCKY BALBOA... mainly because those were extremely focused single character driven pieces. That automatically sets the film up as being more introspective, emotional and powerful. THIS is a let-it-go-boom-bigger 80's Action celebration. Corny dialogue rife with one liners.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    HEADGEEK

    by sam jacksons wig

    But you can't say that the action wasn't vital just because it was a dream and stylised. It might not have the raw explosiveness of Expendables, but you can't deny that the characters in Inception were fighting for their lives in a universe where ANYTHING could happen- and that alone makes it edge of your seat stuff!!! The rules can change depending on who is dreaming! That's the beauty! It doesn't have to conform and its totally fucking vital and INTEGRAL to the entire plot!<br><br> As for Predator- one of my top 10 movies of all time! Adventures of Robin hood is awesome- Basil Rathbone and Claude Raines steal that movie from Flynn!!!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    If this is half as good as John Rambo

    by Sailor Rip

    I'll be pleased. No market for 80's like action movies? Fuck that noise. If you made a movie today with the action, humor, character, of Die Hard if it's not a hit it should be. <p> Who here doesn't watch Commando every time it's on?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    @ sam jacksons wig

    by Lemure_v2

    You can argue about it or you can agree to disagree and carry on with your life...

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    That review...

    by windomearle39

    Was a bit sexual wasn't it? I got a semi just reading it.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    and for the record

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    I am MUCH more looking forward to the expendables than Scott Pilgrim. It may be Edgar Wright, but that gets canceled out by Michael "tha snooze" Cera. And from the adverts for it, it looks like its intent is to pull money from the wallets of the emo kids that Twilight couldn't. Just looks pompous and horrible. I could be wrong, but with the marketing I've seen for it, and the ridiculousness of ticket prices these days, I'll wait til video to find out.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    AKA_Gern_Blanston

    by Sailor Rip

    most people come here for the talkbacks. I like the site but I love the talkbacks.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    You wrote this review for people like ABKing?

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    You mean your fellow biased friends who lap up anything you sloppily slap down and call a review? That guy is almost worse than you in his single-mindedness about things and his refusal to see his bias. Well, ok, he IS worse, not to mention completely certifiable. <p></p> And your "reason" for not reviewing Inception is nothing more than a pretty pathetic excuse, and it's sad you would even try to throw that out there as a legitimate reason. Seriously, how stupid do you think we are? Of course, with the way you're ran this site [into the ground] it's quite obvious your opinion of us.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    AKA_Gern_Blanston

    by sam jacksons wig

    Disagree. As head honcho Harry should be leading the way with his reviews and his opinions, and also back them the fuck up!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    GUESS WHAT!?

    by Lemure_v2

    I want to see The Expendables AND Scott Pilgrim. That's right! Both, maybe on the same day. Know why? Know why? Cos I love movies! It's why I come here - that and to laugh at all you nerds constantly bitching about absolutely everything. "Harry promised us an Inception review, Waaaah, waaah." Priceless.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    @ sam jacksons wig

    by Lemure_v2

    So, in closing, Harry's not aloud to just not go crazy for Inception without a 10,000 word essay on why it didn't make him spurt all over the screen. There are other movie site you can go to, you know?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Lemure_v2

    by sam jacksons wig

    It's much more fun arguing about it. And I will carry on with my life just fine, thank you very much ;)

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Harry your bias is showing

    by DownWithDownWithWebster

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    killer for hires???

    by Tandemar

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Sailor Rip

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    So do I, but a lot of the talkbacks seem to get ruined by people with a singular focus of pissing and moaning (scottpilgrimfan, choppah, asimovlives, and right now, samjacksonswig come to mind). There's a difference between bitching on a particular thread about a particular piece of entertainment, and bitching on a thread for the sake of bitching or because your balls were hurt by a movie (asimov's ridiculously played out Jar Jar Abrams bullshit, for example). <p>I know no amount of my (or anyone else's) saying so will ever stop it, but damn it's getting out of control, and it's making even the TB's less enjoyable. Then again, I do see the irony in me bitching about the bitching.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Lemure_v2

    by sam jacksons wig

    No- he can like or dislike what he wants to, but the reasons he gives AS A MOVIE CRITIC do matter to alot of people. To brush shit off with one sentence is just not good enough.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Hey, sam jacksons wig...

    by Lemure_v2

    Harry's not GOING to argue about it, he has better things to do. But, hey, keep hitting refresh all evening, you might get lucky.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    killer for hires???

    by Tandemar

    Harry might be a lot of things but a wordsmith sure as hell isn't one of them and his grasp of the English language is appalling at best.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Lemure bitching (constantly) about the bitchers

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    That not hypocritical at all!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    "I'm crowing as loudly for SCOTT PILGRIM as..."

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    "... I am for THE EXPENDABLES." - Harry Knowles, Aint It Cool News. <p> They should put that in the commercials for both the Expendables and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Why, sam jackson, why?

    by Lemure_v2

    There are thousands of movie critics in this world who have already given their opinions. And who says Harry's opinion is going to be any more professional? Did he study film, or is he just a guy that loves film and then writes what he thinks? I think you need to move on - Harry's happily married.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    AKA_Gern_Blanston

    by sam jacksons wig

    I'll get this out of the way now. I will se the Expendables and I will enjoy the Expendables because its my kind of movie. Don't compare me to ScottPilgrimFan, Choppah or anyone like that as my debate has a point to it, and I disagreed with the answer. I will get over it as I am a big boy, but I don't like piss poor answers with no back up. I am not trolling. I just want my questions answered properly. Is that okay with you?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    ABKing does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    THIS WEEK ABKING IS KING OF THE WORLD!!!<p> The King boys got a question answered personally by Sly. They got name-checked by Harry. And most importantly, they saw the release of THE EXPENDABLES - Sly & Arnie sharing the screen.<p> GOD SAVE THE (AB) KING!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Harry didn't review Inception

    by Tandemar

    because he was too busy blowing Sly.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    @ SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    by Lemure_v2

    Just wait till someone bitches about me - then we'll have people bitching about people who bitch about those who bitch. What fun! I only do it because: 1, you whiny nerds are easy prey, and 2, because I love movies and get bored of seeing bitching in EVERY SINGLE talkback. But, don't let that stop you.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    "I believe everything that everybody does

    by Demagog_Dog

    can be done by the people doing it." Dude, Harry. My head just asploded...Austin Community College has English classes for like $5/credit hour. Get some grammar lessons. Seriously.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    The next time Harry meets with Stallone....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ....he should invite the AbKing boys to come, too (they will pay their own travel expenses of course). Then post a picture of the meeting here on AICN, with the boys flanked on either side of Stallone, him with his arms around them, and them with raging boners.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Rewatchability does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    THE EXPENDABLES sounds to me like an 8 outta 10 movie rather than a perfect 10...<p> But with rewatchability. Something very few Oscar winners have (i'd rather clean the toilet bowl than bother watching THERE WILL BE BLOOD again). Rewatchability is a much under-rated commodity.<p> Cheesy, quotable, rewatchable - sounds great!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    a whole week to wait goddamnit!!

    by antonphd

    sounds like next friday is going to be epic.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    by sam jacksons wig

    Plese tell me you're not a John Cena fan.....

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    sam jacksons wig

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    You're right, putting you in the same category as choppah, socttpilgrimfan, and asimovlives was probably a bit harsh. And I understand your frustration in seeing the head honcho not really impressed enough by Inception to cover it. HOWEVER, there is the rotting smell of a dead horse called inception in the TB's lately, and right now you're beating it. Again, sorry for the comparison, I'm just getting tired of every talkback being nothing but people whining lately. It seems for some that that's all they come here for anymore. (they certainly don't comer here for the spotty, shitty TV coverage and it's worthless writer).

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    HARRY CHOOSES SCOTT PILGRIM AS FILM OF THE YEAR ALREADY AND HERE'S WHY...<p> um.. I don't actually know why. Anyone?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    If you are a Cena fan, don't admit to it. A man loses all respect in the real world once he admits he likes wrestling.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai

    by sam jacksons wig

    I have no doubts that the movie will kick major fucking ass! love that kind of shit! And I can't wait to see Jet Li knock Dolphs head from his shoulders!!!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    AKA_Gern_Blanston

    by sam jacksons wig

    I aint a troll like others, and it was a perfect excus to ask him questions whilst he was here! And I even got a response. Not one that I was happy with, but hey-ho.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Is it as good as Inception?

    by The Dum Guy

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    CG BLOOD? That's fucking stupid. If so, I'll boycott.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST

    CG BLOoD? I Guess SLY had PG-13 in mind.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Jet vs Dolph!!!!

    by samuraiyao

    I want to see that fight so bad!!! I can't wait!!!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    CG BLOOD? Color me disappointed... in pixels. WEAK.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    All the haters will be waiting in line day one

    by aceattorney

    guaranteed

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Why the monkeyfuck would I like John Cena?

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Only John Cena fans would accuse me of being a John Cena Fan.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Is anyone really surprised by this review?

    by JuniperTee

    A masterpiece?? come on!! Stallone is to be commended for organizing and bringing together an amazing cast, but the movie was just okay. The Expendables is a masterpiece in casting, but not a masterpiece in filmmaking.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Schwarzenegger & Willis

    by KoolerThanJesus

    How many people will see this simply for their 5 minute scene and are only interested in it? I know I could care less about the rest of the people in this film. They are the only two actors still relavent in this film.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    So it's not that good?

    by Darth Fart

    Harry, I know Sly is your friend, but I don't think you liked it as much as you wanted to. It's obvious in your writing, man, the excuse that's not Die Hard but a good time is a telling line - in other words drop your expectations.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Stereotypical Evil Archer

    by Sailor Rip

    I agree. Blood packets (squibs) are cheaper look better and....they look better.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Sometimes you can't use squibs...

    by The Dum Guy

    Depending on what the actors are wearing.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Why do you people even come to this site?

    by theguilty1

    I see the SAME people coming to this site and doing nothing but complain about the same shit. If you don't trust Harry's reviews, STOP READING THEM. Jesus Christ, it's that simple. My God, you're worse than a bunch of teenage girls. The fact that you keep bitching about the same shit over and over says more about you than it does about this site. Go fucking cry somewhere else.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    So we expect a luke warn Inception review?

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Harry has taken two swipes already - the action is not "vital" and he expects Scott Pilgrim to be the best film of the summer. I guess until Chris Nolan unzips his pants and lets Harry deep throat him, his films won't get any Harry love.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    CG BLOOD? If you can't use squibs, use some fucking editing.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Not every violent death is bloody. Clever editing would be FAR more effective.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    BG BLOOD? Use CG abs instead of HGH. HA HA HA

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    I fucking LOVED Inception

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    but I think Harry is right about the action, that was the weakest element for me, but it didn't matter because the film was still fantastic.<br><br> Can't wait for The Expendables, hope I luke it as much as Harry.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Facts and opinions

    by Dotten

    If you don't know the difference, just go and let Chuck Norris roundkick your head off. Glad you liked it Harry, although I'd probably pee myself rather than miss the Bruce/Sly/Governator-scene.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Harry and Inception

    by Lemure_v2

    Does Harry HAVE to LOVE Inception then, is that it? He's not allowed to say something like "it's well written, but not really my thing". He has to worship it. Okay, just checking.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Harry and Scott Pilgrim

    by Lemure_v2

    Harry thinks Scott Pilgrim is the best film of the summer. You all disagree even though you haven't seen it yet. I think I'm starting to understand how you whiny nerds think. Harry is ALLOWED to think Inception is the best film of the summer, but he's not allowed to enjoy the Expendables or Scott Pilgrim because you all THINK they will be rubbish. You all hang on his every word so long as he agrees with you. Got it!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    CALA BOCA STALLONE!

    by Underdogthe3rd

    And dont come back.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    CGi blood didn't hurt RAMBO

    by thatfilmlover

    hater's gonna hate.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    SPACE COWBOYS PART DEUX

    by DangerMan

    Harry, while I’m your fan, it comes off like you were disappointed and now you’ll stump for the film a second time after seeing the money shot, the reunion of the PLANET HOLLYWOOD troika. This is a BYO movie wherein the good time you’re going to have seems to be about what you bring as opposed to what you’re seeing. It sounds like the reaction to the first STAR TREK movie where they got something they wanted so bad, it was impossible to say the truth about it. I loved RAMBO, but I didn’t want a movie that was less considering the build up and cast. Reading between the lines, I feel letdown and that expectations were too high. We wanted THE DIRTY DOZEN and THE WILD BUNCH we’re getting SPACE COWBOYS.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Not All Of Us Have Seen Inception Yet

    by MANNZILLA

    So stop fucking disussing spoilers idiots.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    I abashedly enjoy Rambo: First Blood pt II

    by Tacom

    So I'm probably going to like this one.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Guys, just read between the lines...

    by BoStrike1

    This review said "This is not a finely crafted film. I had fun watching it with my brain off. Watch it with your brains on, and you probably won't like it." Conjecture about WHY Harry wrote that review is silly. I will say this though, I understand what you're saying about the fights in Inception vs Expendables, but I think you could have chosen a better example. That revolving hallway shot is a marvel of well timed and perfectly performed choreography and should be getting praise at every turn.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    I hope this isn't one of those

    by Yelsaeb

    action movies where the camera moves alot during fist fights. I know that sound stupid, but during the A-Team when Nite Owl and Qui-Gon where fighting the camera was moving so much and I didn't know what the frick was going on. I hope Mr.Stallone doesn't rely on the movement of the camera to make a scene seem more action packed. And Harry, ignore all these douches. Its your opinion and they have no right to insult it.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    thatfilmlover, I'm not a hater. CG BLOOD goes against Sly's "pra

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    If I want CG BLOOD, I'll watch STAR TREK VI.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Harry

    by Six Demon Bag

    Just shut up and type that review for kick ass and inception. Are you still under an embargo or something??? Or were they too hard for your feeble mind to comprehend? After that botched interpretation of toy story 3, I'm starting to think you don't understand film. You just go for the popcorn

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Will be an awesome failure.

    by critch

    This and Scott Pilgrim together won't hit 100 million. Probably good movies, but still.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    This talkback is entirely too placid

    by savagedave

    I was expecting outrageous levels of bile and malice. Up your game sirs.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    MANZILLA, didn't you know Inception was a dream?

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    It's all over the trailers and TV ads. What is there to spoil?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    CG BLOOD goes against Sly's "practical effects" statements.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Six Demon Bag

    by Lemure_v2

    You make me laugh. But hey, welcome to the "I need to hear Harry's review so I can have something else to bitch about" club. Coffee's on the side, help yourself to doughnuts. Or scroll back and catch up.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Harry, just a suggestion: Do a Halloween Horror DVD review

    by SoylentMean

    column! That would be sweet. Like maybe a "These are the Horror Movies I Watch During Halloween" type thing? <P> Spice it up. <P> You could even do one for Christmas movies, although clearly those aren't as fun as Horror movies.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    He couldn't even make it through the whole movie

    by Hosta_Mahogey

    ... and he stepped out at probably 80s-Action-Geekdom's most anticipated scene with the "big 3." What a loser. We come here to laugh at you.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    only question is

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Does harry feel ashamed after being whored out (again) or is there some dillusion that it was consenual? I just picture doin a walk of shame out the theater of course with fatter pockets

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Lemure

    by Six Demon Bag

    I don't care aout the content of his reviews..I just expect that he posts them when he says he will. And after a year or so of gushing over inception and Nolan and kick ass like he has with the expendables, I wouldn't have been suprised for him to skip this review either

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    So, we've all waited years to see

    by Seph_J

    Arnie, Stallone and Willis together on the big screen.... and Harry... goes for a piss and misses it. I don't know which is worse... that such a momentous occasion lasted for so short a time that 'having a piss' would blot it out, or that HARRY WENT FOR A PISS WHEN BRUCE WILIS, SLY AND SCHWARZENEGGER WERE ON TOGETHER. <P> Shame on you, Harry.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Wait! Harry loved THE EXPENDABLES? GTFO!

    by Mr. Pricklepants

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Masswyrm also loved it.

    by v1cious

    Are you guys gonna trash him too? Seriously, no one's expecting this to be Oscar material here, they just want a high body count, and shit getting blown up... and judging from the reviews, that's exactly what it delivers.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    i was excited for this...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    But nothing bein shown has kept up my excitement... oh well Losers AND ATeam was pretty damn good

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Harry, where's your Inception review?

    by Seven_of_Borgnine

    It's been awhile and I expected you to drool over it and/or rant, and I was looking forward to it.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    harry loves it, what a suprise ...

    by JackGraham

    i will see this at some point but reviews thus far have been decidely mixed. Total film gave it 2 stars, Empire gave it 3, empire always gives 3 stars to shit films, empire is way too generous in its reviews. their review mentions loads of faults and then it gets a "good" rating. when it comes to reviewing the dvd release of expendables empire will no doubt drop a star bcos "it's flaws are more apparent on dvd" empire gave 3 stars to Predators. thats right, empire thought predators was good. haha.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    YOu missed the best part because you had to piss?!!?

    by conspiracy

    See..if you had taken all those millions offered you to sell your site back in the 90's you could have afforded a chair with a piss bag.</p><p>Typical Harry review of something he can't see but through childhood eyes...still...sounds like stupid fun, so I'll throw my old rose colored specs on and go see it.</p><p>And I agree...with the level of Talent in this TB the hate and humor should be at critical mass by now. Step up

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Saw the Berlin premiere...

    by lonewolfmcquade

    ... and even those this was the one film I was really looking forward to this and I got a look at Stallone, Lundgren and Statham from just a few yards away this is - sadly - not the film we all have been hoping for. What pains me the most is that Sly seems to have lost his writing chops, which was already evident in Rambo. It's a simple straightforward story, but it always feels like it was made up while being shot, all the characters are more than cardboard, the dialogue is stilted and even the action looked better in those making-of-clips Sly posted on itunes Except for that Albatros sequence there isn't really one memorable or really exciting moment in the film, there's no emotion to carry the action and when you realize the expendables are so much expendable but invincible that whole men-on-a-mission feeling goes right out of the window. Expendables is a wasted chance, a wasted cast

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Next time, catheterise.

    by palimpsest

    Tube up, Knowles.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    I resent the notion that action films are allowed to be dumb ...

    by JackGraham

    Die hard is the ultimate example of how great an action film can be. If you watch die hard today it may not have the best action, but as a whole movie, it is unbeatable. everything from the characterisations, the script, the lighting, the performances, it all works to create a hugely satisfying whole. those who say that this film is not meant to be high art, that it has explosions and deaths etc and does what it says on the tin. well, that for me is ambition on the lowest scale. why not up the ante and deliver the rest of what makes a film great. why just make something that has action but no heart. hollywood needs to aim higher bcos it seems there are many out there that settle for the mediocre. this rant is not a reflection on expendables as i havnt seen it yet.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    by palimpsest

    http://www.aintitcool.com/talkback_display/46037#comment_3488203

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Expending

    by Cobbio

    I'll go see this film and hopefully like it. It's not my usual fare, since I'm not generally into big stupid action movies, but I like the group of guys Sly pulled together for this one.<p> An ode to the 80s and 90s. I'll see it for this.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Lemure = Harry

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    He posts about the uselessness of complaining yet he is devoting a large chunk of his obviously valuable time defending Harry, who does indeed owe his readers a LOT more than what they've been getting. For people like Lemure, like me spell it out as simply as possible: without us, Harry wouldn't be sitting nearly as high as he is. We came and clicked the ads and drove up hits and got him popular, and he doesn't even hardly do reviews anymore. He doesn't address legitimate complains and instead only continues to ignore the site worse each day it seems. For chrissakes, how many times have people asked for a new talkback that at least looks like it belongs in this decade.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    where's the other guys reviews?

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    saw it last night and i nearly peed myself laughing, it's the best buddy cop movies in years and it's one of the funniest movies of the year

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    lonewolfmcquade

    by JackGraham

    you're opinion of the film is what i feared it would be. having read many reviews, the general consensus seems to be in agreement with you, a wasted opportunity. cgi blood and gore???

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Harry, what do you think of this.......

    by rben

    Die Hard 5 directed by Stallone. drool....

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Ignore these millenial cocksuckers Harry

    by Star Hump

    they're just taking the piss because they're bitter and ignorant. We truly did grow up in a golden age of action movies and The Expendables sounds like it'll fit right in. It's all about having fun in the theater, and that ain't a bad thing.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Bathroom

    by Oksanas_chipped_tooth

    Harry missed the scene that this entire movie was written around to go to the bathroom and then incorporated it into his review. bizarre.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Fuck'em Harry

    by NeverTalksBack

    The whiners are always going to whine, fuck'em. I always enjoy your reviews even when I completely disagree with them, which is rare. I honestly don't understand why a lot of you people come to this site and read the man's reviews if A. you don't trust him B. you don't think he's a good writer C. you don't respect him. They should just start calling this Whinebacks.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    I saw True Romance in the theater

    by MacReady452

    i went to the bathroom when Walkin and Hopper had their "talking scene".<p>BORIIIING.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    sam jacksons wig

    by blunted666

    Talk about BJing a movie, you sure love that Inception, huh? I liked it enough, but it struck me as one of those Hitchcock movies that is technically superb but is just not as interesting as Psycho or Birds or Rear Window. I would say Inception is a major work by Nolan, a lot of technical brilliance, but its lack of a human element and its fairly mundane action direction left me kidn of "meh." But obviously anyone who doesn't think Inception is the new Citizen Kane might as well give up their movie hobby, eh? Eat a dick.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Kurt Rusell turned this down bcos

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Kurt Russell is waiting...

    by blunted666

    for the US goverment to create a perfect clone of a younter John Carpenter

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    younger

    by blunted666

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    likewise

    by Oksanas_chipped_tooth

    i went the bathroom during the pacino/ deniro heat scene. shouldda been a dvd extra

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    I had to piss during this scene

    by MacReady452

    so i whipped it out and whizzed all over the teenagers in front of me cause there was NO WAY I was gonna miss Arnie, Sly and Willis.<p>The kids got pissed...then Kurt Russell laughed so it was ok.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    blunted666

    by sam jacksons wig

    Are you out of your cunting tiny litte shrivelled up mind you fucking dozy ponce? Scroll back through EVERY post I have made on this fucking TB and you will find that the reason for my rant was because I got a shit answer to my question! <br><br> Also, without reading his "review" I knew that Harry would sing the praises of the expendables.<br><br> Inception is NOT the new Citizen Kane, far from it. If you were a movie fan instead of such a fucking spineless dozy whore cunt of a TWAT you wouldn't even put them in the same sentence together. <br><br> Eat a dick? You stupid fucking ass wipe. The world is filled with dozy bastards like you- fucking keyboard warriors you stupid fucking prick!<br><br> People are entitled to LIKE WHAT THEY WANT TO- but when they can't be arsed to answer a fucking question correctly, then....oh why am I having this conversation with a stupid fucking moron with the IQ of a turnip? <br><br> And feel free to call me what you want. Just remember that YOU ARE A FUCKING JOKE you daft cunt. Go and die in a fucking corner somewhere.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Congratulations

    by blunted666

    You made me laugh

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Congratulations

    by blunted666

    You made me laugh

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Kurt Russell

    by Oksanas_chipped_tooth

    was actually in the scene, he was just in the bathroom.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Lemure

    by Six Demon Bag

    People are disagreeing with Harry saying Scott pilgrim hyperbollically is the best film of the summer without seeing it..<p>it's because we've heard this schtick before..kickass is gonna be awesome, I can't wait so and so to come out cause it's gonna rock!!!<p>yeah, what the fuck ever

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    THE_CHOPPAH

    by sam jacksons wig

    Oh man! People like that really get my fucking goat! They don't fucking read things properly and sit in their rented rat infested shitholes eating chips and watching kiddie porn....

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    hahahah Oksana.

    by MacReady452

    ten internet points.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Jon Favreau personally called me up, crying...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...because he had to pee during EXPENDABLES and missed the Holy Trinity scene.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Computer crashed ... kurt russell cont ....

    by JackGraham

    Sly was interviewed in Aug issue of Total Film in which he says the following .......... "i asked Kurt for the Expendables, actually, i was taken aback when i was told to put the request in writing and send it to his agent. i was called back by the agent after refusing to send a letter and he said Kurt Russell is not interested in ensemble acting at this time.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Don't blame Harry for taking a piss

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Dude has diabetes....that'll make you need to piss like mad crazy yo.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Kurt is interested in reprising the mullet in

    by MacReady452

    Tango and Cash 2: Dancing for Dollars

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    If movie didn't stop you from eating/drinking...

    by onezeroone

    It isn't good enough.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    @ SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    by Lemure_v2

    I don't defend Harry, I just feel sorry for him having you nerds hanging on his coat-tails. I've been coming to this site since it started. I don't always agree with Harry, but I also don't care if he does or doesn't review a certain movie because loads of other people do (google them sometime!). Harry owes you shit. Nobody forced you to come on this site or click on the links, and there are plenty of reviews by other critics on here. Bottom line is, you don't like it, fuck off.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    then wear a diaper Jehovah

    by MacReady452

    dude has to have a contingency plan.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    I've never heard of I come in peace ...

    by JackGraham

    any good?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    I Come In Peace

    by blunted666

    If you are partial to somewhat cheesy 80's action/sci-fi and like Dolph Lundgren then it is pretty tight. I am a fan

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    @ Six Demon Bag

    by Lemure_v2

    You mean to say Harry is getting excited about a film coming out? How dare he! Imagine if everybody did that and thought that a film was going to be amazing before seeing it. What a horrible, depressing world that would be. Thanks for clueing me in.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST

    But if you're the guy sitting next to Harry in a theater....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ....would you rather the dude was wearing a diaper...or that he left the theater to go to the bathroom so that you don't have to smell that shit...pun intended?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    ahhh it's an alternative title to Dark Angel, which i've seen

    by JackGraham

    and like.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by sam jacksons wig

    Aliens gathering drugs only found in the brain and scrapping with Big Dolph. That's I come In Peace- quality cheese!!!!! Check it out!!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    sam jacksons wig ... see post above yours

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    I'm pretty sure Harry farts while he pisses

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    It's a 2 for 1 deal: release some gas while emptying his bladder. Do you really want him in the theater while he does that? I mean, even if you don't live in Austin, wouldn't you feel sorry for the Austinites?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    people, what's the best die hard sequel ....

    by JackGraham

    debate ... and curse.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    Lemure

    by Six Demon Bag

    No I was just countering the blasting you were giving the talkbackers who were doubting harrys word of Scott pilgrim being the best film of the summer, even though as you said they haven't seen it. <p>neither has Harry.<p>I just want Harry after gushing over a film all year to let us know what's he thought about it. Good bad ugly. Whatever. Has Harry ever said he fucked up and backed the wrong horse? Of course not. His ADD rattled mind has already moved onto the next shiny object.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by sam jacksons wig

    "With a Vengeance" Jeremy Irons overly chews the scenery as Hans Grubers brother........Sam Jackson plays Sam Jackson (minus the wig...). Oddly enough, when it was released in England on DVD it was cut to pieces. I had to buy it from the States to ensure that it was intact (as a box set along with the fantatic 1, and the let down 2.)

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    You can't be right every time

    by blunted666

    What journalist do you know that constantly critiques his own craft via incessant open apologies to the public?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    wish i took a bathroom break throughout gijoe

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Instead of just durin one of the action "sequences"...worst movie evar!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    erm... fantastic. Too much Wolf Bass.....

    by sam jacksons wig

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Wild Geese

    by cushing1967

    Best Mercenary film - though The Professionals is also awesome, as is the Seven Samurai and Magnificent Seven.<BR><BR>I make no comment but what seems to me to be quite a distinction is that the films above all had ensembles of accomplished actors of range in them. I'm not really sure that The Expendables can compete in the acting chops.<BR><BR>To be honest I might be tainted by a general dislike of 80's action films like Commando, Red Heat, Rambo's 2 and 3 and Cobra. They all seemed to be the then modern equivalent of a late era Randolph Scott western. I love Die Hard and First Blood (which were quality throughout) but the films that this seem to emulate have no real emotional kick for me.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    yourSTEPDADDY

    by sam jacksons wig

    GI Joe worst movie ever? Close, but can't top Gigli.....or swept away.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    @ Six Demon Bag

    by Lemure_v2

    "Has Harry ever said he fucked up and backed the wrong horse? Of course not." So, he's not aloud to make mistakes either? I really recommend other sites - some even have "professional" movie critics on them, not just some guy who loves movies and spouts on this.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    I'm not hearing other critics gushing over films either

    by Six Demon Bag

    Pre release. And the ones I do hear at /film will definitely tell you if the film sucks upon actually viewing it, after high hopes. That's how you keep you credibility.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    SCOTT PILGRIM WILL CRUSH THE EXPENDABLES

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    Come on people. It's obvious. Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is clearly going to be the biggest film of the year. Stallone and his fellow dinosaurs don't stand a chance against Edgar Wright's cinematic tour de force.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    cushing1967

    by sam jacksons wig

    Commando was Arnies "fuck you Sly, I can do better" movie- and if you switch off all rational thought it actually works.<br><br> Hated Red Heat because I can't stand James Belushi. He is one of the most unfunny men the world has ever produced. <br><br> The shift in tone from First Blood to Rambo was huge! I went in expecting more of the same, and felt battered around the head and neck by what was on offer. Still liked it though- Martin Kove getting p'wned- awesome!!!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    SCOTT_PILGRIM

    by sam jacksons wig

    Fuck off.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    by Oksanas_chipped_tooth

    Chuck Norris declined to be in this movie because he had to use the bathroom, he subsequently took a shit on this movie by not being in it.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    sam jacksons wig

    by JackGraham

    i had the annoyingly edited version of with a veangance for years too. why it was cut i have no idea bcos it still had a 15 cert. phrases such as "fuck you joe" and "what the fuck" were replaced with "go away joe" and "what the hell is that" a travesty. also, the elevator scene was cut and edited to the point of nausea. like you i now own the cinema version, but i have to say, the film in my opinion is still a bit choppy. why is the mcclane/targo fight scene on the boat so badly shot and edited. it aint no john vs karl. and the effects when mcclane and zeus jump off the ship as it explodes, pretty bad. and the ending. it felt like an afterthought. i dont want a die hard villian to die by a lampost wire falling onto his helicopter. and jermey irons was no alan rickman. come to think of it, i'm not a big with a veangance fan at all beyond the first 30/45 mins. the least said about part 4 the better.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Did I say wolf bass? It's fucking blass....

    by sam jacksons wig

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    sam jacksons wig

    by scottpilgrim2010

    Fuck you, you fucking troll.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    I think Kurt Russell retired.

    by RPLocke

    He hasn't been in a movie since God knows when.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    @sam jacksons wig

    by cushing1967

    To be honest the times I've watched Commando as I've grown older I've probably enjoyed it more than at the time - once I saw it as being a bit of a parody I appreciated it more.<BR><BR>Rambo 2 and 3 - I don't know if it was not having any historical or emotional attachment to Vietnam being British or something but it felt like watching Doctor No and then The Spy Who Loved Me being the immediate sequel. Never really appreciated them. Though Rambo 4 - apart from the fact it ended way to soon and not enough was made of the other characters - the ensemble mercenaries - I actually enjoyed.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    LOOK AT TWITTER

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    You'll soon realize that Scott Pilgrim Vs The World is a phenomenon. Everyone who is anyone is tweeting about it. It's the biggest cinematic event of the year.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by sam jacksons wig

    Some good scenes in there as well as the bad. The explosion at the start, I HATE N...erm EVERYBODY, The water chase in the wagon, "But a kid might..," the lift scene, the train wreck.... much better than number 2 (very apt, that)which unfortunately bored me. (not a date movie, jeez!)

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    re: sam jacksons wig

    by Holeman

    Do you really have nothing else to do?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Complete opposite of every other review out there

    by Viewer 3

    Seriously. Other reviews are all saying that Dolph was by far the weakest link in this film. And that the character history was nonexistent or just badly explained. Etc. etc. etc.<p><p>That's not to say that all of the other reviews are right, but... well, when this review says that all these things are a high point when everyone else says they're low points, I have my suspicions. Maybe your viewpoint is warped from spending time with Stallone and being so informed about the film (note: I said "warped", not "biased"; I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt that you're not just kissing buttocks to your buddy by saying you liked something that you didn't). But either way, it's difficult to think that your viewpoint is that of the "average fan", no matter how much you attempted to "neutralize your opinions" before watching. I just don't think the average fan will enjoy this (yes, even the ones that will ONLY go to see this for the cast-- which was exactly the mindset of some of the reviews I've read, all of which STILL came away disappointed).

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    kurt russells last film was The strongest man in the world

    by JackGraham

    wayyyyyyy back in 75.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    scottpilgrim2010

    by sam jacksons wig

    Troll? Look in the mirror you fucking dunce wanker. Go and fuck your sister and your mother you brain dead cunt. Just go and fucking die wanking to Scott Pilgrim graphic novels you piss stain. Fuck the fuck off trolling bastard cunt head.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Lemure

    by Six Demon Bag

    Hypothetically let's just say this: suppose for the last two years Harry was gushing and pimping the hell out of JONAH HEX and with each news bit released he exclaims like a girl that he can't wait for this film to open and he's gonna see it numerous times!! And as the release date gets closer his dick gets harder and harder cause he ready to blow!! He's so excited. Harry even gets to see the film before anyone else does cause he's awesome. He tells us about it in passing but a review will be up later cause he's superbusy and doesn't wanna go off half cocked.<p>then the release comes. No review. Then the release goes. Nothing. By this time you know from other sources the film sucked but you would still like to hear an opinion from Harry and why HE was so excited about it. Is he still? <p>of course not, cause you see he's already moved on to the supposed next big thing..SCOTT PILGRIM and he gushes all over that...<p>as I've stated, here's to hoping for a kick ass or inception review in the DVD column later this year.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    The Other Guys beats Step Up 3D at the box office

    by RPLocke

    Inception comes in third place.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Holeman

    by sam jacksons wig

    What? Not enjoy myself on a talk back? Tonight no I don't. However, tomorrow I will be at work. And isn't this the point of talkbacks- to talk back? To talk with others? Or do you post once in while because you are emotionally flacid? tut tut.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Harry's reviews are amongst the worst in history- we know this.

    by UltraTron

    The man simply hasn't the stamina to even hold the job. I would fire an editor for this review. An editor. If you told me you were peeing during the most critical moment of this film you would be fired immediately. When you look at this guy's track record of scattershot, screwed-pooch viewings of seminal films like Avatar and Inception- not to mention he didn't like Matrix 2. Well it's easy to see it's time to for him to hang it up. We get it. You're queer for Errol Flynn. He looks as gay as can be in that movie. You are stuck in that happy moment and cannot accept such high-concept material as matrix 2 and inception, as to do so, would ask too much of your physiology. You are too weak to think. You need ginko perhaps. I want to hear what a well rested, vitamin-filled man who replenishes his body and mind with proper nutrition has to say about film- not the incoherent ramblings of this half-ling, malcontent from Ireland.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    SCOTT PILGRIM IS THE BEATLES

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    THE EXPENDABLES IS SOUL ASYLUM.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    cushing1967

    by sam jacksons wig

    Commando is exactly that- a complete parody of action movies and doesn't take itself seriously at all!!! Enjoy!!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Like Harry..

    by TheNewDirector

    .. I thought the action wasn't top notch either. But for that matter no movie since Rambo has had decent visceral action, well that and casino royale. The Expendables better bring it.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Casino Royale had action?

    by RPLocke

    You mean the poker playing right?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    In inception the action wasn't top notch.

    by TheNewDirector

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    by DBCOOPER

    So, in other words, this movie is a homoerotic experience?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by TheNewDirector

    Your kidding right? Out of all the action set pieces in casino royale, you only remember the poker playing? Fuck off.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Ultratron, but your screenname makes him giggle

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Now you will face the wrath of the blackboxes...after Harry welcomed you into the fold by mentioning you in an article, you have bitten that hand, and you will pay dearly for that.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    sam jacksons wig

    by JackGraham

    i have to disagree. i prefer die hard 2 to with a veangance. i know i'm probably in the minority here, but that's ok, einstein was in the minority. die hard 2, for all it's flaws, is better than die hard with too many flaws veangance. Die hard 2 had a very similar tone to the original which i wanted. die hard 3 felt like it could have been any action film, it doesnt feel like a die hard film to me. i prefered McClane in tight surroundings, and although his running around an airport isnt exactly tight, it's alot smaller than the whole of New York. I also think Bruce Willis, along with his hair, lost sight of the character after part 2. he wasnt the same guy after part 2, and i wliked him the way he was. a smart, adept, fast talking forward thinking cop with an attitude, not a jelly belly drunk who struggles to jog the streets of new york.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN

    by SCOTT_PILGRIM

    Thank you master.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Ultratron, now you will know.....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...why you are afraid of the dark. Now you will learn why you fear the night.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    casino royale had at least 2 fantastic action beats ...

    by JackGraham

    the opening 15 mins when bond is chasing that olympic gold gymnist was fantastic. one of the best foot chases ever. the 2nd is the foot/truck chase at the airport, culminating in the bad guy blowing himself up. ooops.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by sam jacksons wig

    No worries, mate. The world would be a piss poor place if we all liked the same things. Die Hrd 2 wasn't a stinker of a movie, I just had withdrawl symptoms after the first one (which is fucking excellent)and it was a huge letdown for me. (plus my date who sat moaning all the way through- as I said, NOT a date movie). Franco Nero did exactly what he did in Force Ten from Navarone and wasn't a convincing bad guy. The stting of snow=peril was anti-climatical with what was going on INSIDE the airport and failed to add much to the tension (who believed that Mrs McClane's plane would crash? Not me...)but for all that Willis shone in the role (AS per usual...)

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    I remember the running around at the start

    by RPLocke

    And some building sinking. And I remember Bond flipping his car.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Welcome back to form Harry!

    by omega_786

    It's been a long time coming but you nailed this review. Hope you can keep the passion going in forthcoming reviews.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Oh just shut up already

    by Red_Right_Return

    About the Inception review. We all know it was a fantastic movie and Harry has even stated how he feels about it. This repeated hassling about it just looks like you need something to complain about. You damn right I am complaining about the complainers. You guys annoy me. Just like the fact that no matter what Harry says, because Sly was nice enough to answer the questions here (which I enjoyed more than almost anything on this site recently), you are going to assume that Harry will push this movie for his friend and to kiss ass. That is such bullshit. I've been coming to this site since it first opened and he has always liked these kind of movies. I have not agreed with him about movies all the time, especially the last few years, but it is his opinion and his fucking web site. If you don't like it, you can always go to Yahoo and read a review by some fucking moron who doesn't even know how to have fun. Seriously, why are you here? Dissenting opinions are great, but being a constant asshole over it doesn't impress anyone.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    harry is a real odd ball..

    by emeraldboy

    he creates, sets up a film website, when these things were new and fresh. but as is the norm, harry's website has stayed the same, unchanged, for 15 years. people have come and gone. other websites have come and gone. the two best coming attractions, which is went away for a while, came back better then ever and dark horizons is now the best film site on the web.Garth franklin started out doing it himself. but then he got his friends and family involved in the running of the company. think his dad had accountancy firm. he worked with him for a while to see how you run a company. while at same keeping his website uptodate. and he went to college to study joutnalism, learned how to edit, write, and interview skills. and got some work expierence. and you can tell, he has put all of that experience back into dark horizons. aicn seems stale by comparisons. no change, and his reviews are terribly written. I would have thought that harry whose parents were in the rigging business would have learned in the business world before embarking on this website and studied journalism. to write proper, english. its his website but after 15 years. what has harry really accomplished bar the taking over of a second website......famousmonsters.com?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    sam jacksons wig

    by JackGraham

    i think bruce has delivered the goods performance wise in all but the last die hard movie. he appeared to be sleepwalking through part 4. shame really. the reason why his first outing as mcclane was so good was bcos his entire movie career depended on it. not the case anymore. he can afford to wing it nowadays. bruce is either a great liar or a very deluded man, because ive lost count of the times he has said to the media "die hard 4 is as good if not better than the original" at least we are agreed that part 4 stinks. you do agree on that dont ya. thus far you have remained silent on part 4. speak!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Harry talking about manliness

    by brobdingnag

    What the fuck would your collectivist bitch ass know about being man or fighting?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    If you don't remember the action in Casino Royale it was because you were too busy licking your mom's vag and gulping on her menopausal pussy juices.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    OF COURSE YOU'RE GOING TO SAY ALL OF THAT!

    by Mennen

    Sly's Botox filled head is waaayyyy up your ass, Harry.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    When Harry awakes from his slumber....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...and reads this blasphemy, the pillars of AICN will shake. Many of you will be roasted in a fire, and eaten...with BBQ sauce.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Men will run naked to the hills....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ..screaming in terror. Fires will burn brightly in the night, and Harry will roar. His thunderous footsteps will echo through the night while talkbackers scurry. Those who trip or fall will be vanquished...devoured...eaten by Harry...and will slither out of his rectum 24 hours later.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    by RPLocke

    You would know.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    lol at the phrase "slither out of his rectum"

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Is it better than MACGRUBBER!!!

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    That's a lame fucking excuse Harry

    by D.Vader

    "I haven't reviewed Inception because I feel one needs to see it many many times before I can review it." <p> So I guess everyone else who has reviewed it is just a fucking idiot for going with what their gut and brain said the first time they saw it? You're just giving out excuses Harry. Just say Inception didn't wow you and didn't instill any passion in you to write a review, or say you've been too lazy or too tired. Don't try to pass off your lack of review as being because you need to see it a multitude of times. That's just about an insult to everyone here.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    SLY'S BOTOX FILLED HEAD IS SO FAR UP YOUR ASS, HARRY!

    by Mennen

    You had no choice but to LOVE this pile of crap. I saw it too (at a screening). It's bad no matter how much you pretend it isn't. It's not a "tribute to the 80's" - The film "looks that way" because that's the decade where Sly's skills as a film maker peaked.... and Not so deep down, he knows this. I respect what you had to do but this "film" is D-level crap.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    The bell tolls for thee

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Like lambs braying gleefully before the slaughter, not knowing what lies in wait. The beast is coming. Large and orange, you will know it by its smell.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Did you love "Middle Men" so much too Harry?

    by D.Vader

    That you needed to go home and "pound out" a review for that movie before Inception and your DVD column too?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    what are you going on about jehovah

    by JackGraham

    whatever it is it's quite funny. are you refering to Harry when you say "large and orange, you will know it by its smell"

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    sam jackson wig

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    gi joe is the WORST. Bored by action, humor, effects, and plot. Best part of movie was the kid. Fight! Wtf! And gigli was NOT that bad (unless you follow movie hatin fads). In fact I might rewatch it ondemand. Never saw swept away however

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    "Sly handles action the way George Lucas did"...ummm..

    by Mike_D

    is that a good thing? im confused.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Does this obese piece of shit do anything else?

    by tylernol

    Seriously, does this fat red-headed piece of shit do anything but sit on his fat ass all day with his mail order Korean bride watching movies? There's such an interesting world out there, filled with so many interesting people. It must be horrible to be a basement dwelling, mouth breathing nerd...

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    "Sly handles action the way George Lucas did"...ummm..

    by Mike_D

    is that a good thing?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    speakin of harrys unception review

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    watch my INCEPTION SPOOF at http://tinyurl.com/2a7v3q3! Hopefully harry reviews it heheh

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Cherry or Cheery!

    by Madmacks

    That is the question.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    I have never left a film to piss

    by Drsambeckett1984

    The fact that Harry did, shows he is a poor human being and not worthy of...well...anything. He probably went out for a piss just as Vader said "Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father"

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    TRANSFORMERS

    by 2007

    "mainly because those were extremely focused single character driven pieces. That automatically sets the film up as being more introspective, emotional and powerful. THIS is a let-it-go-boom-bigger 80's Action celebration. Corny dialogue rife with one liners. " come on now harry, surely even you demand more from your films..this is my problem with criticism today. You peaople will hide behind legit striving for art film arguments when you hate a film ie. michael bays ilk but then see and champion the rational behind cinema when you have fun at a "shit" film. it's not fair and you all know it. what you feel for this 80's revist is what thousands of ppl feel for transformers films yet they are all made to feel stupid for it and it's ok.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    I don't think there's anything gratuitous in ROTJ

    by D.Vader

    The end battle is gratuitous? Wrong adjective methinks. <p> "I do not think it means what you think it means."

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Sam Jackson

    by 2007

    and his ilk troll on these talkbalks consitantly.. it is only now you step and call it for what it is...pretty childish..

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Harry CAN'T review INCEPTION. And this is why

    by onezeroone

    He's too dumb to get it. No, really. Inception isn't that high brow a movie but going by way Harry reviews movies, he lacks the brains. He just isn't smart enough to make sense of anything that is presented as a puzzle.<p> tl;dr version: Harry JUST DOESN'T GET IT.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    And that second Star Wars analogy...

    by D.Vader

    Is pretty fucking bad too. He handles action the way Lucas handles the Cantina scene? WTF does that even mean?! MADNESS!!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    does harry really have a korean mail order bride?

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Basically if you hate 80's action, you will hate this film.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    It also means you're a fucking idiot.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    what's the website please? :)

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Harry should just never review Inception

    by D.Vader

    Just don't bother at this point. Its too late.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Gratuitous? HARD BOILED.

    by palimpsest

    Game, set and action match.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Bloodsport was on a few hours ago

    by PedroM

    on my local tv. Great fun. If The Expendables is half the fun of it and many other 80s action flicks i grew up with, i´m fuckin there.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    can harry review the biggest movie comin out?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Not sure of the title, but it features the daughter of lawrence fishburne

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Stepdaddy....that movie is called....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    "Searching for Baby Fishburne's Punanee".

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    the best action film of the 80's is superman 4.

    by JackGraham

    the fight on the moon is by far the best fight scene ever filmed, followed closely by the fight to stay awake.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    The alternate title is....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    "Event Whore-izon".

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    2007

    by sam jacksons wig

    I'm not trolling. How many times do I have to explain that? Do NOT put me in the same categories as those idiots who argue for no reason. In saying what you are saying, you're trolling, not me.....

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by sam jacksons wig

    Die Hard 4= a load of wank. Oh how much I detested it. Timothy Oliphant just SUCKED. Willis phoned it in. Kevin Smith needed to stay behind the camera. Just really terrible.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Lemure

    by D.Vader

    If you can't understand why followers of AICN would be pissed off that the head writer for AICN still hasn't reviewed one of the biggest movies of the summer three weeks after its been released and after promising everyone it would come up soon, after writing reviews for two other movies, and after watching multitudes of movies he's seen countless times before (instead of taking the time to write the columns and reviews people come to his site to read)- if you can't understand why that would piss people off, then you're just clueless man. Stop ridiculing everyone who is trying to hold Harry accountable to his word and his profession.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    I will be seeing...

    by emeraldboy

    the expendables.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    jehovah...that was corny

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    ya could did "csi (cum scene investigations)","the MATRICKS", "What's Love Got to do wit porn", or "peewee fun house (full of hoes)"

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    From the mouth of Lemure himself

    by D.Vader

    "Bottom line is, you don't like it, fuck off." <p> Listen to yourself and take your own advice, buddy.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    lol GOOD ONE Jehovah

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    jehovah .. more of your weird but funny phrases please

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    2007

    by sam jacksons wig

    And if you agree that everything said on these TBs is gospel and have no objection to any of it (would that make you a troll???)then you are fucking lying!<br><br> I dont hate Sly or the Expendables- infact I am looking forward to seeing it; but you call me a troll for asking pertinent questions from a man who has consistently dodged the answers not just me, but others seek.<br><br> I am not a hater. But I will not accept shit from someone who should know better. If you do, then shame on you.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    How can a man hate action movies?

    by liljuniorbrown

    I watched "Out For Justice" and "Get Carter" the other night and for all of the faults I love those movies. Segal is an ass..plain and simple,but I liked watching him roll around brooklyn beating the shit out of fake mob guys. I enjoyed whole heartedly watching Stallone as a mob enforcer beat the shit out of rapists and website porn guys. I will go see The Expendables atleast two or three times because most modern action movies are pure shit. Just one fuckers opinion. While i'm dishing my opinion's out, if you hate The Expendables go put on your skinny jeans and anime t-shirt,tell your fat emo girlfriend to put on her pink wig and stand in line to see Scott Pilgrim.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    I would stick around....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...but I'm going jogging. Keep hope alive!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    im surprised some people hated inception

    by DioxholsterReturns

    a friend of mine said Transformers 2 was better and had better action.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Inception - critics killed it before it had a chance

    by RPLocke

    They were fawning all over themselves thinking they could finally tell the public to go see it. Hey, the public went anyway.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Inception .... didnt love, didnt hate, merely liked

    by JackGraham

    it may grow more on me after repeat viewings but on the basis of one viewing i didnt think it was amazing at all. for long periods i found it to be very boring.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    If anyone likes TF2 over Inception you...

    by andrew coleman

    Are officially the dumbest ass hole ever. Don't have kids because that would seriously damage the next generation. Ugh.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry ...

    by MattHooper

    can I get that review signed notorized "before" I pay to see the movie ? No offense, but this recession is killing me, just like everyone else. Be safe and be well.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    And the award for the best DIE HARD sequel goes to:

    by palimpsest

    SUDDEN DEATH. Partly for being unofficial, partly for obeying the DIE HARD rules, partly for the cinematography, partly for Powers Fucking Boothe, partly for a neat sense of the ridiculous. Van Damme versus a Redshirt in a Penguin Outfit, anyone?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    re: headgeek

    by joel007

    So I'm guessing somewhere in that rambling incoherent comment is a point... though difficult to figure it out. Nice to see they hold such a high intellectual standard here at aicn... and what does die hard have to do with anything?? That classic and pathetic ego stroking puke like expendables don't even breathe the same air.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    yul brynners Westworld is on the tele tonight ...

    by JackGraham

    never seen it but my gf recommends i see it. what do you guys think?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    SUDDEN DEATH is awesome

    by Kal Reeve

    Great Die Hard-esque action flick. Van Damme is cool and likable and Powers Boothe is a fantastic villain. Love it!

  • Not saying you're gay Harry but you're coming off a little out of the loop that dudes dont claim to get hard-ons when watching men essentially wrestle. You get hardons during charlies angels or kill bill or a Sucker Punch trailer. Not the Expendables. Get it?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    "MANNISH"

    by BrooseTheScharuk

    Maybe someone else mentioned this already, but that word is meant to apply to qualities in the feminine or juvenile that give an appearance of maleness, as in "That woman has a mannish jawline", or "For only fourteen years old, that boy has a mannish voice." Is that what you were trying to say about The Expendables?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    the funniest scene in Sudden Death is ...

    by JackGraham

    when the chopper very slowly falls to the ground, with powers boothe still inside it, staring at Van Damme as the chopper passes by him on the roof of the stadium. hilariously executed.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Congratulations Harry

    by Phategod2

    You just turned into the Lowest Common Denominator. That had to be one the most idiotic, juvenile reviews I've ever read. Its a sad day when Wyrm's reviews trump yours in quality in every way I swear this review was written by a 17 year old with tourretts.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    "Mannish" has two acceptable uses.

    by palimpsest

    In describing sporty lesbians, or in the first half of Muddy Waters song titles.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Jack Graham

    by D.Vader

    Its good. Watch it.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    You get extra points though

    by palimpsest

    for sporty lesbians playing electric blues.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    d vader, ok, i will, you've convinced me.

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    This site should be renamed..

    by disfigurehead

    "I love Stallone"

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    Harry

    by wartbalm

    Personally I think the film looks like shite. But, if Harry liked it, he liked it. Big deal. I have no gripe with that. I may disagree with his taste but I don't think he's grabbing his ankles for Sliza.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by palimpsest

    You won't be disappointed. It's a great action flick.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Another Harry kiss-ass review

    by GodMars

    aka total bullshit and unreliable. Yes, we all have our own tastes in film, but this is so obviously biased it might as well have been posted on the FOX news website.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    "Pathetically Short"

    by mur11

    Wow, those are tall words coming from a guy in a scooter Harry He's lucky to have a friend like you And did anyone honestly believe that Harry wouldn't like the movie after those Stallone chats (which were actually pretty good)

  • ...about this film. You did NOT "pound out this review" as soon as you got in. Like fuck. You cracked one off. But you know what, I don't give a shit, as long as you're not just bullshitting us to keep up your wee love affair with Stallone. I WANT this film to rock hard. My only worry is who doesn't make it to the end credits for the possible sequel.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Screw this movie

    by Arthur_Digby_Sellers

    and screw you Harry. Your dick suckery is on a whole new level after this review.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Jack Graham

    by D.Vader

    That was too easy =P. Sorry, I haven't seen it in years but I remember enjoying it quite a bit when I did. Just remember Jurassic Park and the Itchy ad Scratchy Land episode of The Simpsons. And watch out for Yul Breyner's glowing robot eyes.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    come on people

    by 2007

    harry wasn't "expecting" shakespere lol

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    palimpsest ... i'm gonna watch it ...

    by JackGraham

    it can't be any worse than big brother.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Inception is one of the biggest films this year..

    by Six Demon Bag

    Three weeks at number one..that's rare these days if you're not afamily oriented film not based on a franchise or a sequel. And not having the box office receipts padded with IMAX 3D either, I think inception should have been reviewed, definitely afterball the hype from harrys gaping maw

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    I’VE TALKED TO HARRY AND HERE’S MY IMPRESSION……

    by ChristianTerroristMilitia

    He’s like that kid you knew in grade school who was a spoiled little puke that LOVED wrestling and didn’t seem to have all his dogs barking. You could talk with him but there was something missing in his personality. A lack of depth. Harry Knowles is nothing but raw id which is described as such; “The id (concept originated by Sigmund Freud) comprises the unorganized part of the personality structure that contains the basic drives. The id acts according to the "pleasure principle", seeking to avoid pain or unpleasure aroused by increases in instinctual tension”. The “Pleasure Principle” is “a psychoanalytic concept, originated by Sigmund Freud. The pleasure principle states that people seek pleasure and avoid pain, i.e., people seek to satisfy biological and psychological needs.”<br> <br>This basically states that Harry has always been a psychologically damaged person in evidence of the fact that he has always been a morbidly obese fat bastard. This is probably as a result of his upbringing by parents who allowed their child to live in a fantasy dream world where he was able to indulge in movies and food in place of real goals that require actual effort such as academics and physical fitness. This is because he never developed a Reality Principle which is “is a psychoanalytic concept (also originated by Sigmund Freud) that compels one to defer instant gratification when necessary because of the obstacles of reality. It is the governing principle of the ego and stands in opposition to the pleasure principle of the id.” Furthermore, “The id rules early life, but as one matures, one begins to learn the need sometimes to endure pain and to defer gratification because of the exigencies and obstacles of reality. In Freud's words, ‘an ego thus educated has become reasonable; it no longer lets itself be governed by the pleasure principle, but obeys the reality principle, which also at bottom seeks to obtain pleasure, but pleasure which is assured through taking account of reality, even though it is pleasure postponed and diminished’".<br> <br>This analysis perfectly describes why Knowles hasn’t reviewed Inception while giving Stallone a blowjob over The Expendables, besides Harry’s obvious corruptibility which helps feed his id as it provides him with the instant gratification of pweasants, freebies and free screenings. Inception is a movie that forces you to work. It makes you think where as The Expendables is cinematic junk food and thus the reason why Harry gobbles it up like the greedy man-child he is while shunning the mental treadmill of Inception.”<br> <br>I would have thought that his recent near death experience would have , maybe, matured Knowles but it’s obvious that he has learned nothing, will learn nothing and is doomed to live out the rest of his (probably short) life indulging himself as he always has. Harry lacks the self-awareness to realize that, although he may have fed his immediate appetites, he has denied himself a truly satisfying life of pleasures that are all the more sweeter because they are hard earned.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    I'm glad to hear Harry liked it.

    by hallmitchell

    I still have my doubts though. I've seen nothing in the trailers that i liked and my gut feeling is while it's an aweseome cast. The movie will be a letdown.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    I've been saying since day one this would suck, 42% on RT!

    by ganymede3010

    As for Harry, what else did you expect him to say?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    I'd definatly see Expendables over Scott Pilgrim

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    INCEPTION is full of cinematic mastery

    by DioxholsterReturns

    It reinvigorated my love for movies

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Rambo was complete and utter fucking shit!

    by AnalFissure

    60 minutes of mind-numbing bollocks followed 20 minutes of exploding body parts? Whoop-de-cunting-doop. I'm still hoping Sly redeems himself with Expendables, though. Let's be honest, it can't be any fucking worse than his last flick.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    inception is sooo good its been trending

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    On twitter sine it came out. Now I know most of you hate twitter (like anythin else "cool") but I think that speaks volumes. I mean, gaga, bieber, and other irrelevant stuff trends, but I have hope in the world now just because they wanna keep discussin a msterpiece (which either harry hated or despises because he gets nothing out of it...no money, set visit, or a artic warfare cobb action figure). Twitter baby!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Jack goes to Westworld

    by Shalako

    Watch it. It's right up there with Silent Running and The Omega Man. If you get bored you can always do the nasty in front of Yul and James Brolin.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgram is going DOWN!!!!!!

    by DioxholsterReturns

    Burn motherfucker!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 we are not whores!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Terrible Writing

    by banville

    Another dreadful, rambly load of kak. I love this site, but by Christ I wish you didn't write for it, Harry.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    shalako ... do the nasty? is that a wank reference?

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Thank goodness a real movie for the guys!!!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    No emo fags, no 90 lb women killing a roomful of guys, no endless barrages of cgi and wirefu bullshit!<p>THANK YOU, STALLONE! THANK YOU!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    "artic warfare cobb action figure" --- LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by DioxholsterReturns

    haha harry would love to have that in his room next to his barbie collection!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    it's got 90% on RT, i don't think ill need to do the nasty.

    by JackGraham

    mt gf took care of that earlier .... twice ;)

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Harry works for Cobol Engineering, thats why!

    by DioxholsterReturns

    Cobol dont like the movie at all, represents them in a bad way and they got Harry in their pocket as usual. actually everyone got Harry in their pockets.

  • There's only been three big movies this summer, Iron Man 2, Toy Story 3. Inception is croaking along.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Is this worse than the BLADE II review..?

    by workshed

    Well, I still think that's Harry's best review because it came from his heart/pants. Once again, here, we see the true value of the man. Fuck da critics - if you love a film for any reason that moves you, say so. It's an opinion and therefore still valid. You don't have to take any notice or continue coming to the site.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Ex-dependables

    by Shalako

    Stallone looks like Liza Minnelli playing a pirate. I don't think the CGI in this one can be any worse than it was in Rambo where he had his wrinkles smeared out. It's painfully obvious in hi-def. Sucka, yeah.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    that friend of mine thinks Inception wouldve been better with lo

    by DioxholsterReturns

    he said Inception's lack of CGI and crazy dream CGI stuff is the main flaw. I told him hes crazy and that he is a dumb CGI whore. Not kidding, he wanted Inception to be like 2012 movie! crazy right?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Toy Story 3 was redundant crap

    by DioxholsterReturns

    cant believe people liked it. it was meh

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    How is the underlying homosexual layer to it?

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Does it live up to its spiritual predecessor Top Gun in anyway Harry?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Hmmm...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    3 gallon tub of popcorn...$20 <p> 80 ounce pepsi...$10 <p> Having to piss during the Sly/Arnie/Bruce scene...PRICELESS.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Btw the cast is a fucking joke

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Arnold, Bruce, Dolph are barely in it. Stone Cold and whateverthefuck other wrestler arent actors, Statham is a 2000s star, Li is a 90s star, only Sly is the only 80s star. A fucking nobody badguy, unlike every 80s action movie who had a star badguy actor. Fuck this movie up its ass and fuck Sly and his candidness and self-depracation.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    well you gotta hand it to Harry

    by Spazatronik_2000

    this review is a big FUCK YOU to all the readers who demand an Inception review, and a ballsy public act of fellatio on Stallone knowing full well that he will be strongly derided for it by his readers. I guess the message here is "this is my sight, go fuck youself if you don't like it." ok fine. but you know what, fuck this stupid movie. at least soon it will be over with and we can all forget about it, presumably the instant we leave the theater.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Inception would be cool if it had a plot

    by RPLocke

    WTF was that movie about anyway?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    sly had his wrinkles removed via CGI in Rambo??

    by JackGraham

    how weird. is he really that vain? and why is he doing the publicity rounds wearing johnny depp style blue lensed glasses, indoors! see Letterman interview! He's always struck me as the vain type but c g i'ing out wrinkles? that's on a whole new level. What would Clint Eastwood think?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST

    RP LOCKE it was about dreaming.

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by RPLocke

    No kidding.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    as complicated Inception's structure was,

    by Spazatronik_2000

    the plot was indeed very simple. I enjoyed it a lot but it's fucking overrated as a piece of cinema. yeah it's brilliant in many categories, but really lacking in a couple key attributes that typically categorize a perfect or near-perfect film.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    it was also about spinning tops and snow.

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    and women are crazy bitches

    by Spazatronik_2000

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    And Cillian Murphy still looks creepy.

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    CGI skin moisturizer

    by Shalako

    Yep, have a look at the river boat scene where he whacks out the pirates. On BR, you can see it nice and clear. In Rambo he killed pirates, in Expendables he looks like Liza playing one. Yak'da-yak'da-yak'da.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    inception was about cillian murphy looking like a ..

    by JackGraham

    wax work of himself.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Did anybody understood anything said in this review?

    by AsimovLives

    Did anybody understood anything said in this review? Hell if i undestood this review. Harry has been acused of doing this "stream of conscience" reviews, but this, he took it to the top level. This review is beyond surreal! Fuck if i know what he said. Yeah, i got the idea that he liked the movie. But hell if i know why.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    if anything, inception is about

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    A man, willing to stay with a crazy chick because the sex is that good. The last scen with Cobol, it was deep and moving but at the same time HILARrious! I just wanted Leo to call her a crazy bitch just once

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Still...

    by Shalako

    Sly has a wonderful hair helmet. It's made by 3M I believe. Waterproof and indestructable for all your action film needs.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    new from loreal ... cgi wrinkle decrease ...

    by JackGraham

    because sly's worth it.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    INCEPTION has the best action sequence of the year

    by AsimovLives

    Bar none. The corridor fight scene where the two characters fight on the walls and ceilings, gravity all nonsense. Nothing this year will top that, nothing. Anybody who couldn't enjoy that sequence better give up on movies right now.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Spazatronik_2000

    by AsimovLives

    INCEPTION is underrated. 20 years from now people will still talk about it, and the young geeks of the future will look back and be admired that there were people who put down or underrated it. INCEPTION is for keepers.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    I hope i will like THE EXPENDABLES

    by AsimovLives

    I really wish this movie is good, because i'm loving the new career of Sly Stallone. But Harry's review is not giving me much confidence now. Yeah, his positive rieview is the kind that makes one concerned and scared.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    "This is a love letter to 80s action"2

    by AsimovLives

    I'd rather a love letter to 70s thrillers or war movies.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    naw, Memento was better.

    by Spazatronik_2000

    anyways, what was the relevance of the spinwheel in Scarecrow's safe at the end?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    and INCEPTION has the worst action sequence of the year

    by aphextwin

    The whole snow 'action' sequence (the third dream level, yes); was so poorly choreographed, edited, shot and paced. It was so bland and unexciting it threw me out of the movie a bit. Nolan is incapable of doing proper action scenes. Yes the short zero gravity fight sequence was exciting, probably the best part of the movie IMO, but you can credit the FX-people and second unit crew for that

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    dude harry...Inception's last 40 minutes is groundbreaking

    by TheDark0Knight

    in terms of its action. I'm sure The Expendables is a great action film, but Inception is the best action movie since The Matrix.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Nolan doesn't use a second unit crew to shoot anything

    by TheDark0Knight

    Phister & Nolan shoot it all.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    aphextwin

    by TheNewDirector

    Have to agree with you, the whole snow action sequence wasn't quite that great, best snow action scene goes to Goldeneye. And parts of Cliffhanger. I liked inception but I still think Insomnia is his best movie.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    inceptions snow action scenes were kinda dull ...

    by JackGraham

    i've had more excitement playing snow ball fights with the little shits around my neighborhood. but yes, the corridor scene was good. i just don't think Nolan is a master of action. throughout all his films since batman begins that has been the most coomon complaint, particularly in his batman movies.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    new director ... snow scene in Goldeneye?

    by JackGraham

    refresh my memory?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    actually..

    by emeraldboy

    that snow scene took me out of the movie.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Inception was a predictable piece of shit.

    by Galactic

    What a fucking bore. Hey Nolan, guess what, I already saw Paprika. Thanks tho. Gimme Expendables anyday!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    i want a love letter to 90s comedies!

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Something about Mary, dumb n dumber, half baked, and of course, batman and robin

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Did you really think that the snow action scene was worst

    by Phategod2

    then then any scene in the A-team, the fight scene with War meachine and Ironman, Any scene action or other wise in Legion or Daybreakers,THe wolf fight scene in Wolfman, or last fight scene in Predators.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    since the dark knight..

    by emeraldboy

    this is nolans second film with a weakish ending.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    just read Harry's Comments on Inception

    by TheDark0Knight

    I agree sir, I agree.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Inception = Prequel to Vanilla sky

    by ganymede3010

    Marion Cotillard = Cameron Diaz, same character, same plot. Christopher Nolan is far from a genius. He's a tad bit above average.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Says the guy who love transformers

    by Phategod2

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    i want a love letter to 80's 90's joe eszterhas erotica ...

    by JackGraham

    jagged edge, basic instinct, jade, sliver, showgirls and erm An Alan Smithee film:Burn hollywood burn.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    inception is titantics epilogue

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    JAck falls asleep when he dies then he washes up on shore

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Inception...

    by Shalako

    can't be any worse than Shutter Island.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    i wish leo would lighten up and make a comedy ...

    by JackGraham

    he's so serious about his "art"

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Shame about Kurt beng AWOL

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    but this movie has my pocket money

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Harry reviewed INCEPTION here

    by palimpsest

    http://www.aintitcool.com/talk back_display/46037#comment_348 8203

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Jack, you forgot BETRAYED and MUSIC BOX

    by palimpsest

    Debra Winger and Jessica Lange, uh-uh.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Harry went to take a piss during the Arnie/Bruce scene?

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Well, considering that was the most awaited scene of the film and what everyone wanted to hear about, you should be ashamed. Makes this 'review' fucking useless. I agree with that guy who described Harry's psychological problems above. Movie reviewing ain't exactly rocket science, and Harry can't even do that properly. A tip - don't bring a 5 gallon drum of full fat coke into the theater with you, Harry. Then you won't have to take a whizz. And then you won't be feeding your chronic obesity and diabetes, either.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Rambo IV earned 36% on RT

    by Lincoln_Fork

    The Expendables is currently sitting with 46%. I'm in geek-love with Rambo IV. Therefore, judging by the so-called rev's, I have pre-confidence in Sly's latest. Also, there's no need to knock Harry for loving what he loves. It's all rather subjective, once you think about it.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Best snow action is OHMSS...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Which Nolan was clearly trying to emulate and utterly failed at, bested by an over 40 year old movie. I liked parts of Inception, but Nolan cannot do big budget action. He should go back to lean lower-budget psychological thrillers like Memento and Insomnia.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    I think Harry is Gay from that TITLE

    by mistergreen

    gay for Sly. Seriously, you guys shouldn't read reviews on this site. You know better.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    think of it like a Bay film haters

    by GenerationMTV

    everyone looking forward to this film (i am too!) just remember one thing. the mindset you put yourself into when you go see this...should be the mindset you put on when you go see a Bay film. not oscar bait, not a horror film, not a romance, not high art, not a comedy, no inception...just big fun macho cool action.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    The shooting/cutting in Rambo IV/Rocky IV...

    by Lincoln_Fork

    is all kinds of awesome. Sly directed both. I believe the same could/will be said for his latest effort. For this type of flick, all I personally ask is that it looks and sounds that good. Hence, R-IVx2. Add Stallone, Li, Lundgren, Roberts, etc to that positively-potent mix, and I suppose you could say: we're cooking with gas!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    There's a beautiful film on TV tonight

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    It's called "Man having Sex with Ladies". It's about this man from Ohio who is a bit of a drifter, and he goes from one place to another and he tends to meet a different lady each place he goes. The first lady he meets takes a liking to him right away - they meet at an empty coffee shop. After some small talk, he begins kissing this lady passionately. They both remove their clothing, and then he inserts his penis into her vagina. He pulls it back and forth in her vagina while making a screwface, she makes one, too, and eventually he squirts his baby making fluids on her stomach. This tends to be the trend with most of the women he meets, the locations and women change, but this is constant. <p> It's a dramatic look at America during a recession, and one man's search for meaning within this capitalist country, and within his empty life. It's a wonderful film, and the DP filmed one of the Ernest ("Hey Vern") movies. Check it out if you get the chance.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Can't fucking wait.

    by Kontarsky

    This film will blow our minds. In other news, Other Guys was so-so...the best part were the first 15 minutes with the Rock and Samuel L. Jackson cap duo's adventures.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    When did "cheesy" become a virtue?

    by Vlad the Inhaler

    Back in the 1980s, I'm pretty sure John McTiernan and George Miller and Renny Harlan and George P. Comatose weren't setting out to make "cheesy, fun, popcorn, put-your-brain-on-hold, etc." movies. More likely, they were trying to make the BEST movie that they could, from the BEST script that they could get, with the BEST actors the production could afford. <p> I'm all in favor of having a good time at the movies, but, unless the ticket price is two dollars, I'm not ready to cheerfully accept "cheese." Especially if it's purposeful cheese, or if "it's supposed to be cheesy fun" is an excuse to cover for incompetent or lackadaisical filmmaking. <p> It's perfectly fine to have a personal love for a less-than-accomplished movie, but films like COBRA or UNIVERSAL SOLDIER are nothing to aspire to. Much smarter to aspire to DIE HARD or STAGECOACH or THE ROAD WARRIOR, and hope that your film sinks no lower than the first two examples. <p> I'm not prejudging THE EXPENDABLES, which I'm actually looking forward to. But I think a celebration of crappy cinema would take a real cinematic genius to successfully pull off, and I don't know that anyone has ever accused Stallone of being that.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST

    You know what's causing all the anger in this TB?

    by Zarles

    Suppressed homoerotic rage.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    Fuck this.

    by jimmay

    Incpetion breaks the Hollywood mold like few other movies have in the last decade, Harry can't be arsed to even grace it with a review. Expendables, with his best fweind fowever Stallone comes out, and he's spooging all over the internet about it.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    It is Horrible, Mean and nasty Shit like THIS Talkback..

    by conspiracy

    that keeps me coming back here day after day. There is real quality hate in this mother..and a lot of seriously funny and talented people. As I have said...most of you are missing your calling...you guys should be writers.</p><p>Carry on...

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Zarles, I fear you may be right!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Guys bitching about a movie made for us, guys?!<p>They fall over themselves for shit like Twilight, TF, SATC movies, and endless Angeline Jolie flick, yet Stallones gives us a throwback and some bitch about!?!<p>WTF, is wrong with you, guys!?<p>Damn, I blame too many Lifetime movies of the week, women cutting the balls off men, the degrading quality of good music, reality tv, and emo fags ruling tv!<p>Someone stated they saw Bloodsport on tv today, well I did too and it was still excellent!<p>Someone stated how Sudden Death was the unofficial sequel to Die Hard and they could be right...in a weird way! Whatever it was a good action flick!<p>Men, gather whats left of your dignity and support this movie so Stallone and the studios know we're out there and wanna see more!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Yeah!

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Go testicles!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    by boost0

    Harry shouldn't have reviewed this. Kind of a conflict of interest to review the movie of a guy who has been featured on your site so much recently. It'd be impossible to write a review without being biased. Still want to see it, but it's impossible to know if the movie is worth watching when the person saying it's great is friends with the director.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Who drinks pop at a movie?

    by RPLocke

    That shit is so runny and watery it doesn't even taste like coke.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    i wonder what pussy feels like

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    anyone????

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    "Who drinks pop at a movie?"

    by conspiracy

    Someone who is getting it for free.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Whoever runs this site...

    by VicenzoV

    Should have put Massawyrm on the Sylvester Stallone nonsense (or masterpiece as some would call it) and have allowed the red-haired fella to say something about the most anticipated sci-fi actioner of the year.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    I was immediately jealous of Harry that he got to

    by Tigger Tales

    eat hummus, let alone eat it during the watching of a film. That's REALLY good stuff!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    The cheery on top...

    by oisin5199_

    I really wonder what Stallone thinks of this review. Can you imagine feeding someone inside scoops for that long and even going as far as answering questions for a web community just to end up with this type of drivel? Yes, as others have pointed out, this may be the worst review in history. Way to go Knowles.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST

    The cheery on top?

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    This movie must suffer from the lack of one...

    by jimmy_009

    ...Mr. Jack Burton. But otherwise I'm looking forward to seeing it.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Whe the fuck eats hummus

    by Phategod2

    who are you Harry; Zohan?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8 p.m. CST

    Hummus..in Texas?

    by conspiracy

    What is it made out of Shiner Bock and Pinto beans?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    If this film had...

    by Shalako

    Michael Pare, I would have gone to see it. I'll wait until it hits Netflix.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Harry's cred was BLOWN when he went softly on Predators

    by quantize

    which made both AvP films seem well directed and written, that's how easy he took it.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Jack Graham..watch Westworld.

    by Carl's hat

    You and i have the same opinion regarding Inception so maybe we have similar movie tastes. Westworld is a good flick, inspired a sequel and a very short almost completely forgotten about tv series of the same name. Watch it.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    TERRIBLE MOVIE

    by Executor

    At the premiere, the consensus was that this was a waste of a lot of time and talent. Maybe 10-20 minutes of decent material in the whole thing. Fight scenes badly choreographed. Non-existent plot. Bad acting and accents with the majority of the movie is various characters playing bickering odd couple pairs, spouting bad one-liners in indecipherable accents.<P>There is honestly more testosterone in SALT then there is in Expendables. A severe disappointment. Not even Jet Li or Statham's best film, and that says a lot.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by Sailor Rip

    That's exactly how I feel about Die Hard With a Vengence. Could have been any action movie, and not a very good one at that. <p> Die Harder is the best sequel in the series. It felt like a Die Hard movie and was just a plain old good action movie. Don't see why it gets the hate it does.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Who drinks pop at a movie?

    by oisin5199_

    Who even says the word pop?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Good thing Harrison Ford wasn't in this.

    by kolchak

    He's already chosen enough shitty projects in the last few years to last a lifetime.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    "TESTICULAR MASTERPIECE OF MANISH AWESOMERY"

    by BringingSexyBack

    Gayer words were never said.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    During the scott pilgrim review...

    by Hosta_Mahogey

    Harry will admit that during the opening trailers he had to be wheeled out because of vicious mexican runs from eating at Acuna Boys' earlier that afternoon with Josh Hartnett and a more famous guy than Josh Hartnett whose name he can't say because they are working on a "huge thing" and it's a secret. But he'll let you know when its completely fallen through. <BR> He'll get reseated after wrecking the drafthouse bathroom and being hosed off by his nurse. But it will be the greatest movie in the history of movies. <BR> And for you doubters... Acuna Boys' wasn't physically real in our world until QT willed it into existence for Harry because they both know they are the greatest enchiladas in the universe. Hartnett agrees. <BR> Lastly, MAN IN SUIT.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    oisin5199, RE: "pop"

    by MisterPenguin

    Probably from the Midwest. My guess, Minnesota or Wisconsin.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Also, I'm from Wisconsin

    by kolchak

    and I say soda.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    TakingScorpiosCalls

    by Sailor Rip

    Great name. "I want a lawyer, I have rights..." <p> Pussy? Imagine if you microwaved a jelly fish for ten seconds and tightly wrapped it around your penis.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    "after wrecking the drafthouse bathroom and being hosed off by h

    by Sailor Rip

    lol. I fucking love you guys.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    ..is nurse."

    by Sailor Rip

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Really? Harry mentioned me in an article? Aww

    by UltraTron

    I love ya too man. You know I'm just evil for the sake of Satan's glorious name. I'll tell you what though. I am fucking ready for this shit. This will be inhaled. Btw- nobody probably saw when I mentioned it earlier but they are filming ALL of Pixar's changes. Yup. They are trying to make the movie better.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    I usually say 'soft drink'.

    by cyberskunk

    I wonder if that's more established in any particular part of the U.S.?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:10 p.m. CST

    That was a classic Hosta Mahogey

    by Fuzzyjefe

    but it'll never happen. I'm pretty sure they have a special-made stall for the ginger-wheeler in the drafthouse. <p> It's called The Harry-Housin'. Vacuum sealed for YOUR protection.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Cyberskunk....

    by Fuzzyjefe

    here in the South, it's all 'a coke'. Then they say "Is Pepsi alright?" <p> To which you reply: "Whatever your regular coke is."

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    " I expect SCOTT PILGRIM to be the best film of the summer"

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    And with that, the last shreds of Harry's integrity are cast to the wind. Harry's unbridled fellatio of Edgar Wright's upcoming dog's breakfast made this a foregone conclusion. Harry trashed the ending of the excellent Toy Story 3 for utterly laughable reasons, and he's clearly intent on ignoring Inception all together. Thus transparently clearing the decks to anoint a minor dork film that I'd wager about 90% of the readership couldn't care less about.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Harry...

    by pizzatheface

    I'm actually really looking forward to this movie and have been for a long time. Just being cheeky! (And yes, I know you're not a plant.)

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Jesus, people. The spinwheel in Inception...

    by The Dum Guy

    Is from the photo Murphy leaves on his father's bedside table.<br><br>I could go on, but it would be spoilerific.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Over the top but......

    by funkyjunky

    I think this movie will be fun. Yes Harry is not very credible with his butt kissing to his hollywood "friends"* still there is no doubt in my mind that he enjoyed it as will most of us who see it. *"friends" just means they need to be nice to him and make him feel special as he owns one of the most influencial movie sites on the web. If the moment comes that the site loses all credibility and no one uses it, he will suddenly find that his calls do not get returned and he will fade into oblivion as a film geek like everyone else

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay is a Die Hard villian

    by antonphd

    that is why we all hate him

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    By party film, he means....

    by Dawhiteguy

    Sausage Fest 2010! YAAAAAHHH. From the same people who gave us, Sausage Fest 2009, and Sausage fest 2008. This set includes Sausage Fest: Jingle Bells Edition and Sausage Fest: Balls of Fury, and a shaker weight for you wife. Order now!!!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    i have a theory that harry's inception review...

    by vincebell

    ...is so delayed, because nolan turned down a request harry made for an interview or something along those lines. based off some of the things harry has said, i'm totally wondering if there is more to it than simply 'i need to wake up'. nolan is beloved by our kind, and harry sees himself as kind of a representative of our group, and i bet harry reached out & did not get the response he wanted. just a theory, but i bet there is more to it than harry's letting on.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    So, Kick Ass gets a free pass but this doesn't?

    by RPLocke

    Kick Ass is already out on DVD and it was in theaters in May, lol.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Is there a scene in the movie where Bruce, Sly and Arnie unite

    by EyeForgiveMelGibson

    HASTA LA KIYAY BABY FUCKER ADRIAAAAANNN!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    deleted scenes

    by Shalako

    I believe one of them, possibly to appear on the DVD, will be the scene where the expendables give each other golden showers. You know, for luck.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Eat, Pray Love will kill The Expendables at the Box Office.

    by BigTuna

    You know it will. Better opening weekend and way better legs.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Big shock Harry gushed over this dungheap

    by ennio

    Did anyone think Harry would give the movie an honest review after the all the interaction with Stallone? For crying out loud, Harry, have a little distance.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    vincebell

    by kolchak

    I think you're on to something. Inception has been the biggest movie of the summer by far, yet Harry is silent. <p> But I bet the Scott Pilgrim review is out right away.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    SCOTT PILGRIM = MONKEY GARBAGE

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Eat Pray Love?!!

    by RPLocke

    Is that an Oprah book?

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:32 p.m. CST

    FUCK THIS MOVIE

    by Colonel Activity

    It reminds me of Glenn Beck's double chin.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:34 p.m. CST

    This movie fucks cats

    by Colonel Activity

    Seriously. Come one, come all. Come fuck some cats like Rush Limbaugh fucks underaged Dominican boys with other people's Viagra.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Harry proves you cant really be both a fanboy AND producer

    by quantize

    Most geeks move from one to the other...still geeks but PRIMARILY FILM makers...Harry is a fanboy, and therefore the best he can hope to be is a publicist..and that's the context his reviews should be taken in. I hope Expendables is good..the trailer before Predators i saw got an decisive SIGH of boredom from the audience..however we weren't quite ready for how flat predators would be either.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:48 p.m. CST

    It's time to put this to bed...

    by kiaikick

    Harry, Been a long time reader of your site. It-along with Vern, has inspired me to my own blogsite of film reviews that's doing pretty well, but I have to say, you really need to answer all of these talkbackers who are basically calling you a "stooge" for giving these and other films that seem to give AICN preferential treatment (interviews, Q&As and the lot) I don't know if you've ever responded to it, but I think you have to, at least to maintain your integrity. I think you simply need to explain how you separate say, Sly calling you and speaking with you to giving a review that's not biased. Or if it is, to admit it. Just think you should respond to it once and for all and have done with it.

  • Aug. 7, 2010, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Colonel Activity fucks Obama look-a-likes....

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    with a strap on, because like most Dems he lacks male genitals

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Spill.com

    by Lashlarue

    LEOG needs advertising dollars!!!!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Pop, Soda, Soft Drink...

    by conspiracy

    I don't know about you dudes...but Here in Cali we call it "Beer".

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Colonel Activity...Whats wrong with using other peoples Viagra?

    by conspiracy

    Personally I'd go for the Chicks...but being a classic liberal...I won't judge... whatever floats your boat. And I say Bully for Rush, spreading the dough around in the third world...how else those miserable little fucks gonna earn money in the DR...besides it teaches a valuable lesson everyone should learn; "If you want to make a decent buck you gotta be ready to take a fuckin now and then."

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:12 a.m. CST

    I ran over broken glass for this

    by thesweeneytoad

    ..ok, plastic cups. Was happy that after we left the movie marathon (alongside Harry) this morning, I was pleased to see a review before I went to work in the evening. Is it perfect? No, but it was fun. That's all I wanted from it, and that's what I got. I am a Kurt Russell fangirl, and would have loved to see him in it too. Ah well..

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Christ

    by alluvialfan

    Far too much vitriol expended on a just-for-fun movie. Movies are art and/or entertainment, both are subjective, different strokes, yadda-fuckin'-yadda. Nothing new under the sun. Let's go throw a frisbee around.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:28 a.m. CST

    @THE_CHOPPAH

    by alluvialfan

    Unless it's a euphemism, in which case said boner may potentially come in handy.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:36 a.m. CST

    @SCARLETT_J

    by alluvialfan

    No real comment...you just reminded me of Scarlett's breast milk, by which I mean breasts. And that made we wonder...why are we debating The Expendables when Scarlett's tits are far more deserving of dialogue?

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:37 a.m. CST

    I got nothing against gay people

    by TheJudger

    But i tend to avoid their forms of entertainment, lady gaga, queer eye, shit like that, it's nbot a phobia it's just not interesting or entertaining to me, that said. This scott pilgrim movie looks very gay. I know it's about a boy meet girl relationship where he has to defeat her 7 evil x boyfreinds. But it looks gay I'm thinking the guy who made it is probably gay as well. So I will avoid this movie. It should be a hit with the teenaged girls, and I guess the expendable is the reward for us pussy fuckers who have to suffer a sit through of SP. I know the guy who made it made shaun of the dead, yeah that was a good film. This one I'm not digging it at all. So enjoy SP defenders. Who cares if it wins the boxoffice. I don't.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    @THE_CHOPPAH

    by alluvialfan

    Well-played with the username-conversion-to-sex-organ, sir.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Why...

    by alluvialfan

    Why do you judge so, TheJudger?

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    @SCARLETT_J

    by alluvialfan

    A bet, or a personal cinematic fantasy? I kid.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Or is it kidd?

    by alluvialfan

    Now I finally understand the collective bitching of a thousand fanboys for an edit button.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:46 a.m. CST

    It'll behoove ya...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    to care for your uvula...<p>Saturday Night Live, 1977...

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:48 a.m. CST

    @Cheeses

    by alluvialfan

    Well done, and well remembered. Back when SNL had balls.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Well said telemarketer, cheers! ;) Everyone fuck off...... NOW!

    by NeverTalksBack

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Kubrick's 2001 is far more manly than Sly's work and it's rated

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:54 a.m. CST

    rated G!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:54 a.m. CST

    What does it mean...

    by alluvialfan

    ..when a man who NeverTalksBack... ...Talks Back?

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:56 a.m. CST

    I picked the name

    by TheJudger

    I must put use to it. Edgar is not gay. He's only nearly gay. I'm sorry. I can admit to being wrong and a prick. I like hot fuzz as well, so I like his stuff, but damn the concept of this movie and the funny fucking color play is very annoying to me. I know some people like that. <P> I judged it, I judge everything. I judged it all. It cant be unjudged only rejudged by you. Thus says "The Judger/Talkbacker for a day" whos finger points at all including himself. Sorry Ed, I just aint feeling it man. I could be wrong I'm only human, but for me for my pops, this expendables is the movie to go see. Everyone who has a dad, which film is your film. Some sappy teenybop romance/adventure pic wit lots of winks at pop culture/video games, or the expendables 80's action men on a mission flick.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1 a.m. CST

    @Archer

    by alluvialfan

    You have a point. Films in the 60's and 70's had a...rawness...to them that made them more organic, and "manly" than what we have now. Kubrick included. But it's an apples to oranges thing...Stallone is looking to recreate the nostalgia of the 80's action era. Kubrick was all about the aesthetic vs. the psyche.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:01 a.m. CST

    The word "pop"

    by NeverTalksBack

    I'm from the east coast where we say soda. Last year I moved to the west coast, and have gone on several roadtrips across the country. I'd say from about the midwest on westward it's all pop or soda pop. I find it to be kinda cute. I can't speak on the South "soda pop lingo" having only been a couple of times.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:04 a.m. CST

    2001 also has an intermission, so Harry can pee and still see.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:04 a.m. CST

    @Never

    by alluvialfan

    CA - We say Pepsi, Coke, etc. Brand names are king. If I want "pop" I'm looking for a bj.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:06 a.m. CST

    alluvialfan, I take oranges over apples, but those Fugi apples a

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:06 a.m. CST

    @TheJudger

    by alluvialfan

    I was trying to be funny, man...didn't mean to be an ass!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Fugi apples are good!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Sorry about the cut off.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST

    @Archer

    by alluvialfan

    They really are. I don't know what your geo location is, but if you ever get out to CA, go to Tehachapi off the I-5. Best fucking Fugi apples ever.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:10 a.m. CST

    One time in college....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...I left my dorm room one evening but I forgot to put on deodorant. So I went back to put some on, and I found my roommate having sex with another dude while listening to "Close to Me" by The Cure. I asked, "What the hell are you doing?!" <p> He said, "You were supposed to be gone all evening!" Then the two of them started beating the shit out of me. I didn't mind getting the shit beat out of me, though, because I was just praying to God saying "Please don't let them rape me," and they didn't. God is great!!!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:13 a.m. CST

    @Jehovahs

    by alluvialfan

    Dude, you could have had your ass raped by God's chosen! What the fuck is wrong with you?

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:14 a.m. CST

    alluvialfan he he he...

    by NeverTalksBack

    It means I was smart enough to be coming to AICN since or near it's inception (:p) and reading reviews, articles, spoilers and talkbacks without the desire to dive in to the ridiculous arguments in the talkbacks... until about 6 months ago. Then I got a username and have probably gotten dumber with every comment I've posted since. I think that's what it means. You want to know the stupid reason why I decided to start talking back. Herc had an article on all the premiere dates for TV shows in the spring and failed to mention one of my favorite cartoon show's return date, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Yeah, I finally got a username so I could post the premiere date of ATHF. Yes I am aware I am retarded, i am ok with that ;)

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:16 a.m. CST

    @alluvialfan, California, I'm a long ways away.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    I'm about as far from an ocean that one can get in North America. Winter is going to be a bitch this year.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:16 a.m. CST

    alluvialfanabout pop

    by NeverTalksBack

    Well I'm up in Washington just outside Portland Oregon, I guess the pop rules are different in Cali... good rule though! :D

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST

    @Never

    by alluvialfan

    I was actually just kidding, making an ironic comment out of your username. Which I now regret, realizing that six million idiots have probably made the same comment. So, joke's on me and my lack of originality. I apologize.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:23 a.m. CST

    alluvialfan

    by NeverTalksBack

    Heh, no it's cool, no offense taken. Actually no one's ever commented before, generally me & my opinion are roundly ignored here :)

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:23 a.m. CST

    @telemarketer

    by alluvialfan

    Fair enough. To be quite honest, I just created an account (after viewing the site for a decade) about ten minutes ago. I guess the overeagerness took over. Fair call on your part.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Scott Bakula VS The World would have been cool.

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST

    @telemarketer

    by alluvialfan

    Mid-market rum + sandwich = (what the kids refer to as) WIN.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:30 a.m. CST

    @telemarketer

    by alluvialfan

    Gotcha. Nuff said.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Harry, your review sounds like...

    by Antz

    ... you are trying too hard to justify liking it, and gives the impression that it is a horrible film that you are trying to push as good. I'm sure that is not your intention, but it is actually putting me off the film a bit. I'll definitely be going to see it regardless.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Hey! Harry! Here's some vital information for you!

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    Instead of writing a review straight onto the internet, how about opening up a word processor (such as Microsoft Word) and writing it in there first? Word processors usually have a nifty function called a 'spelling checker' which prevents massive errors in what you're writing. That way, you can then cut and paste the review onto the internet after you've made it readable.<p>And then, people like me who get to "cheery on the top" in the first line of your review, won't give up there and then whilst thinking the rest is obviously going to be virtually unreadable.<p>You're welcome, buddy!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Harry

    by cecil1

    I luv you man, but given how ambitious Inception was, it at least deserves a review. You reviewed Twilight!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Rambo looked like shit too and it shit reviews on RT

    by MANNZILLA

    And that movie was fucking awesome. So whats the point in bickering on a website before the movie has come out yet. Harry has seen it, he might actually be right, who knows...

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Your welcome Telemarketer and BTW

    by NeverTalksBack

    Is it me or have you yet to mention THE TYPE of sandwhich you are eating? Did I miss it? Are you building a mystery? :p

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:38 a.m. CST

    @telemarketer

    by alluvialfan

    Like a sandwich where, you had a date with Anne Heche, and you were like, bah, it's Anne Heche, but then she shows up all nymph-like, and she's got great post-lesbian tits, and you're like, fuck it, let's rock-and-roll like it's - and here's the kicker - like it's 1202?

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    So we're talking...

    by alluvialfan

    ...a post-modernist sandwich. with no tits.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Holy Shit On A Stick

    by HongKongCavalier

    Harry's review emphatically states that Sly pulled off exactly what he set out to accomplish ... and here come the "of course you rave about it; he's your buddy!"<p></p> so wtf ... he NOT supposed to be happy Sly did it?<p></p> "stooge", "sell out", yaddayaddayadda ... lemme get this straight: you all honestly believe that Harry is the ONLY movie critic who has friends in the industry? ... who reviews his friends' works?<p></p> Hey Harry, prove me right: review "Paradise Alley"; "Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot"; and "Rhinestone"<p></p> Show them your integrity ain't for sale!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:58 a.m. CST

    @HongKong

    by alluvialfan

    Suppose his "integrity" is for sale. It's [ostensibly] been for sale for a long time. And, apparently, it's had no impact. So, why change?

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:06 a.m. CST

    @telemarketer

    by alluvialfan

    That was strangely...poetic...um...are you going to try to kill yourself with nonsensical strings?

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Hey Harry-Learn to use SPELLCHEK."Cheery" is spelled cherry . .

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Harry - I will NEVER masturbate you!! GET OUT OF MY WORLD!!!!

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:25 a.m. CST

    NEXT TIME, HARRY - HOLD ALL YOUR PISS & EXPLODE!!!

    by JonChambers

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Looking Forward To This

    by proper

    With The Bonus Of Couture Vs. Stone Cold = Thats A Fight.Fair Play For The Toliet Break Confession,I Must Say That Was Tremendous Timing Sir,But Boy When You Gotta Go Etc.....Best Regards.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Clearly I shouldn't have inquired about the contents of that san

    by NeverTalksBack

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Shit, Harry just confirmed this is going to suck

    by MattmanReturns

    by saying the action scenes in Inception weren't vital, while praising the action scenes in Expendables, I'm now pretty confident I'm going to hate this movie. I'll give it a shot anyway, but now I'm really worried.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 3:17 a.m. CST

    Harry, STOP EXPLAINING YOURSELF!

    by Malebolgia

    Fuck the ASSHOLES who don't get the love you can have for an 80's action movie, there are millions of us who understand.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 3:34 a.m. CST

    This Review Was The Cheery On Harry's Spelling Cake!

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 3:44 a.m. CST

    After Reading this I know why Vern left

    by Phategod2

    Harry's a boob.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 4:46 a.m. CST

    THE EXPANDABLES

    by AsimovLives

    A whola lotta gutta!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 4:52 a.m. CST

    DioxholsterReturns

    by AsimovLives

    "INCEPTION is full of cinematic mastery. It reinvigorated my love for movies."<br><br>Exactly.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:14 a.m. CST

    It's "Art" AND "Entertainment"

    by HongKongCavalier

    two ... two ... two things in one.<p></p> you can have the "art" action, like "V for Vendetta"<p></p> you can the "entertainment" action, like "Transporter"<p></p> some like the former; some like the latter; some like them both; some hate them both.<p></p> ... but here's the most important part: EVERYONE IS RIGHT.<p></p> so stfu<p></p> ps: I may have a bias against anything Wachowski after they fisted The Matrix trilogy, but I didn't like "V" ... well ... not including Natalie in that little costume in that dude's bedroom (hubba, hubba)

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:38 a.m. CST

    sam jacksons wig

    by AsimovLives

    Hey brother, how are you? I read your coment about COMMANDo, and i ahve to disagree with you when you say the mvoie is deliberarly a parody of the action genre. Well, it might read like that today, in this era where there's movies which are made deliberatly parodic and self-referencially to the past. but truth is, COMMANDO is not a parody, evne if it looks one. COMMANDO is just a very badly made movie. there's no deliberate cheese, other then the oneliners, and even those were not done to look deliberatly silly but to look cool. COMMANDO as a movie is one of those that tries to compete directly with RAMBO 2, it's a clone of that movie, and it tries to suprass in coolness and bodycount. But what might had looked cool back in the day now look ridiculous and stupid beyond belief. This notiont that COMMANDO was deliberatly parodic is nonsense. The movie completly lacks any sense of self-awareness. It's just an exercise in trying to be the type of cool in acting movies that existed back then. And alike all slaves of fashion, they became fashion victims. COMMANDO is not a parody, it's just bad. It's it's badness that makes us laugh at, not any deliberate post-modern act from the movie. You know what was the first action moie form the 80s/90s that deliberatly went the parodic route of the genre? THE LAST ACTION HERO. And the action movie nerds hated it for exactly that.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:56 a.m. CST

    commando is not Hot Shots ...

    by JackGraham

    i also believe it takes itself 100% seriously, but it's still one of the most entertaining Arnie flicks out there, despite the opening father/daughter montage where arnie gets tickled, feeds bambie, eats ice cream and gets said ice cream shoved in his nose and teaches said daughter how to elbow punch.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:59 a.m. CST

    i also could have done without the boy george ...

    by JackGraham

    conversation during a healthy snack of a sandwich which "we don't wanna know" what's in it. looked tasty though. his daughter went on to star in the ground breaking sequel to Poison Ivy entitled poison Ivy 2.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 6:13 a.m. CST

    sorry guys but if you didnt like inception then...

    by DioxholsterReturns

    ...you wont like anything else. better quite movies and stick to whatever else turns you on; video games, comics, porn, AICN TBs, etc.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 6:17 a.m. CST

    John Ford?

    by honestune

    Comparing Sly's directing to John Ford's was the single greatest moment of this review.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 6:19 a.m. CST

    I really hope this is as good as it could be...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    But after the absolute SHITFEST known as "Rambo" got fellated all over this website... i fear this may be "Rambo" part deux.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Dioxholster eh...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    I agree with you about Inception... but weren't you the 'tard that used to troll the LOST talkback talking up STARGATE, the Television series, as if it was the GREATEST THING TO EVER APPEAR ON TELEVISION? I'd say your credibility, well, on ANYTHING, has been permanently revoked.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 6:25 a.m. CST

    Im partial to Nolan's action sequences ever since Batman begins

    by DioxholsterReturns

    ever since Batman Begins, I love the way he frames it and cuts between angles, it also has a fast beat to it but without shaky cam. Nolan's action seems to be more about conveying the "feel" of it rather than showing you. So to me the snow level wasnt boring at all, especially considering the stakes involved. If you thought the snow level was the weakest then it maybe because there was so much going on already on all 3 levels at the same time. <p> Its very rare that we get this much action in an intellectual movie such as this one; only the Matrix did that before. So I thing there was something for everyone in this movie if Im not wrong.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 6:32 a.m. CST

    GARGANTUAN----Stargate TV shows are a diamond in the rough

    by DioxholsterReturns

    I dont expect you to like stargate because it also took me awhile to appreciate it. Inception is completely different however.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 6:46 a.m. CST

    inception was about boyish actors posing as tough guys

    by JackGraham

    and snow.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 6:49 a.m. CST

    superman returns. good or bad?

    by JackGraham

    debate. and curse aplenty.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Not a critic film

    by SQUIDDLY

    Great as i went to see A-team last week and loved every minute of it, but read reviews that slated it for poor editing and a bad script, it pissed me off even though i dont care what other people thought so i am now looking forward to this.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 7:30 a.m. CST

    HEH HEH HEH

    by doom master

    Consider the source, friendos... Obviously many are taken aback - WAY aback - about Harry's scrumdiddlyumptious comments about this film, of which he seems to be sucking the CORK on...for a film that is little more than a glorified last hurrah for all these 80s action heroes (well, most of them anyway), while including a couple of recent ones to keep things fresh with the younger audiences who don't give a damn about the 80s Action Movies. From what I gathered, this was Stallone's intention all along... We all know Stallone's BEST is Rocky Balboa. That needs no introduction. But for what its worth, Harry does have the unfortunate luck of being caught in the game of Bias with this review - or anything that Stallone produces... Its not his fault the two are buddies, so just take the review for what it is, watch it for yourselves, and make your own decision.... it is what it is. So fuck it.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Nolan Does Not Compare to Cameron

    by MANNZILLA

    When it comes to directing action scenes. Compare the bike chase scene in T2 to the armored care scene in the dark knight...

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Dioxholster...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Well, shit. What you said about Inception is SPOT-ON, as well as your remark about The Matrix... so there is apparently SOME good in you ;-) <P> But i'm not sure if i totally buy your precious Stargate. Just seems way to cheesy/nerdy/fanboyish for me, like Xena: Warrior Princess, Buffy, Sea Quest, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, etc. Shit maybe i'm wrong, and it really is a great show, like Firefly or something. That is the one show i went into going "Yeah, i am gonna absolutely HATE his shit..." and boy, was i WRONG.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 7:45 a.m. CST

    5:42am...Drinking Baileys and Coffee...

    by conspiracy

    and this TB is still going strong. Most Professional. Alright...off to the gym...I can't afford HGH like Sly.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Speaking of sell outs....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ....Bruce Willis now shills his bald head to sell a brand of Polish Vodka that no one will ever buy. <p> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xL0MOIgtig&feature=player_embedded

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    (500) DAYS OF HARRY

    by BringingSexyBack

    Harry: "So ... you're married." <P> Summer: "Yeah. Crazy, huh?" <P> Harry: "Gotta pee. BRB."

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by AsimovLives

    Hey brother, how you been? Well, i hope. Well, i'm going to disagree with you on the subject of though guys in INCEPTION, because nobody in that movie poses as one. They operate in dreamworlds, not in real world where they actually have to shoot people for real. Remember how Cobb was having a hell of a hard time shaking his tails until Sato saved him? Also, remember, in the movie the team almost panics when they realise how harder the usual the protective projections of the mark is, so much so that they know that they wouldn't last much in the first dream level and they had to go to a futher down level to seep things up. They were supposed to be a week in their dream world, but they so speed up proceduals considerably. They are not though guys acting though, they are professionals. They are like the impossible Mission team of the old TV show, when MI was supposed to be a thriller and not an over-the-top action movie to satisfy Tom Cruise's inflated ego.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    INCEPTION is MISSION IMPOSSIBLE done right

    by AsimovLives

    That's how you present team work in a movie about a team doing their thing. Even though Cobb is the de facto start and everythign turns around him, still the movie presents everythign as a teamwork where everybody is essencial. In fact the two major action scenes in the movie are not about Cobb himself, nor is Cobb involved, but it's performed by Joseph Gordon-Hewitt and Tom Hardy. That's teamwork! Tom cruise and the assclowns involved in his Mission Impossible movies would had much to learn with INCEPTION.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST

    MANZILLA

    by AsimovLives

    And yet Cameron admires and respects Nolan and personally congratulated Nolan for his movie INCEPTION. How about that, hem? You funboys trying to putdown Nolan by pulling out Cameron is just too desperate and wrong. Cameron likes Nolan, that's it, deal with it.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Of course Harry loves this.

    by Die_Hard_without_the_shirt

    He was on set all the time it seems, is gonna be one the behind the scnenes doc, was with them on stage at comic con and is BFF's with Sly. This movie could have been terrible (and most other reviews make it sound like it is) and Harry would still give it the best review ever. I stoped taking your reviews seriously a long, long time ago Harry.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by AsimovLives

    SUPERMAN RETURNS = good but flawed. Could had been much better. But hardly the terrible shit that many in here make it out to be. The way many go against it here is out of proportion.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Expendables is not my type of movie

    by AsimovIsFuckingDead

    I am disappointeded that this kind of assfuckery is still being made today. We live in a world of Nolan now and in Nolan we trust. Movies should be cereberal and thats what this movie is missing. Cereberal! Stallone is fast becoming the new Jar Jar Abrams and that is a BAD THING. Geekry shouldn't have to stand for it but then they stood for Emo Trek didnt they?<p>Respect!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    IN NOLAN WE TRUST!

    by AsimovIsFuckingDead

    In Stallone we do not. Hem?<p>Respect!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Die_Hard_without_the_shirt

    by AsimovLives

    I don't think anybody takes Harry's reviews anymore (which is why so many are suprised when he occasionaly does a more thoughful and rational review). But we read Harry's review because we are interested in what he has to say, even if we don't take him seriously, we find his stream of conscious type reviews entertaining (when they aren't deliberate dick sucking jobs), and because it is his job, to provide reviews. He has to provide reviews, that's what he does, or what he should.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    AsimovIsFuckingDead

    by AsimovLives

    Man without a life of his own, why do you even bother, zombie-boy? Isn't there some internet porn you should be watching right now? This movie stuff is way beyond your capacity.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Great post by ChristianTerroristMilitia...

    by braddavery

    Just brilliant.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST

    I cant believe there are 3 Mission Impossibles

    by DioxholsterReturns

    who goes to these movies? Tom Cruise ruined it when he decided to have long hair, climb a mountain for some spy sunglass self-destruct thing and have a car race over a cliff for no apparent reason. And IM3, judging from the trailers, looked stale storywise and had very uninspired action. <p> The last good tom cruise movie was Minority Report, it was also the last good Spielberg movie; good concept, good execution, horrible ending. it also does have one big plothole but it doesnt matter much.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Pure Poetry!

    by filegumbo

    What...In...The...Hell "Me. I'm afraid I was eating fresh Hummus and pita bread during this. Not sure why I went Vegan on this film - I just think that had I actually had RED MEAT or anything crazy manly... like a rack of ribs to eat - or a Turkey Leg... my god. You might as well masturbate too. I was trying to hold back, but I love this movie." Harry, I know you wanted to "pound this out" as quickly as you could, but come on! I know I'm just dreaming that you might proofread one day or make sure that your analogies are logical. I know you have always painted this site (I've been following since almost the beginning) as not your normal movie review site. I understand that this is for those who get unbridled joy in movies, not for those who want stuffy, academic analysis. But to be simply unreadable and impossible to understand is too much. The ghost of Moriarty is spinning in his Drew McWeeny grave.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Im glad you are so passionate about this movie Harry

    by mojoman69

    I hope it lives up to your review. I love all these guys and it would be fun to see a Cannon or Golan-Globus type homage with real tough guys instead of turds like Tom Cruise trying to act tough, which is laughable. Maybe this will spawn a new generation of action films that are entertaining and not shit like Max Payne and Hitman.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    DioxholsterReturns

    by AsimovLives

    VALKYRIE was very good too, but the movie is helped that Cruise is surroundee by some of the best british and german actors alive, not to mention that talented dutch hottie Carice Van Houten.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by AsimovIsFuckingDead

    Stop with your assfuckery. You are living in a dream world if you think this movie is on the same cereberal level as Nolan's moviess. You are no more than the Jar Jar Abrams of the talkbacks here.<p>IN NOLAN WE TRUST.<p>Respect, brother!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST

    DioxholsterReturns

    by AsimovLives

    The problem for me about MINORITY REPORT is the ending. It's so tackled, so forced, so happy-ending hammered, so completly out of tune with the rest of the movie, and in the end, so cowardly and disapointing. The ending prevents MINORITY REPORT to achieve greatness. It could had been so much better. Because until the ending, for the most part the movie is cinematic bliss. Spielberg gained a terrible problem in ending his movies. Of his recent movies, the only movie he made where the end is as it is and he ended his ovie exactly as it should was MUNICH, which works as an exceptional exception, pardon the pleonasm.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    AsimovIsFuckingDead

    by AsimovLives

    Whatever.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    MI3

    by SQUIDDLY

    Is a great action flick...and when people review an film based on a trailer, well its fucking stupid. Although MI2 was pretty crap.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    You guys really need to ease up on the Nolan love-fest

    by jawsfan

    He's a competent filmmaker but that's about it. BB and TDK and Inception were edited poorly and had a number of flaws. He's just not that skilled of a CRAFTSMAN when it comes to making movies. It matters to me even if it doesn't matter to you. You guys fawning over Nolan is like James Lipton fawning all over his guests on "Inside the Actors Studio". It's the Christopher Nolan Cock Sucking Extravaganza.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    jawsfan

    by AsimovIsFuckingDead

    Nolans makes cerebral movies for a cerebral audience like me. His movies engage your brain! There is no assfuckery like with Jar Jar Abrams. We need more movies caterring to a cereberal audience and less like The Expendables which is made for the AsimovLives type of audience member who doesnt like the cerebral>,p>Respect brother!<p>In NOLAN we TRUST!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    The crooner

    by Shalako

    Does Frank Stallone wail, I mean sing, anything for this film? It would be...special if he did.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Dirty Dozen,Magnificent Seven,Wild Bunch

    by leo54304

    all are better for a number of things, chief of which is guys die. You never knew when someone was someone was going to die and that made the movies better. Course Stallone is going back to his playground of 80s cartoon action flicks (one liners, bad explosions, bad acting, etc). Wish Stallone had decided to emulate the above movies and then the expendables would be of interest to me. Throw in the Dogs of War as another movie would emulating.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    yeah Munich had a surprisingly good ending

    by DioxholsterReturns

    the problem I have with it is that its one of those political commentary movies like syriana and they end up being forgettable no matter how good they are. Spielberg sure had lousy endings, AI being probably the most unfortunate, recent ones like War of the Worlds and Indy5 also had sucky endings. I remember him saying that he shoots two endings and decides which to choose after editing. and that he likes to work on two movie projects at the same time. if you ask me, these are the reasons his endings suck. <p> when are we gonna see that Carice Van Houten again? I have this Dorian Gray quality where I fancy hot female actors whi can actually act over lifeless models or masked adult stars.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Jehovah_witness, right about Willis and vodka

    by leo54304

    But for decades american stars have selling all sorts of crap overseas for years. But yeah, that vodka really looks nasty.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    SQUIDDLY

    by DioxholsterReturns

    well i wasnt gonna spend my money on another FAIL from tom cruise. All i had to see was JJ abrams getting excited over some tom cruise tossed to the ground and thats it. LIKE YEAH WE FINALLY GET TO SEE TOM CRUISE TOSSED TO THE GROUND BY BACKGROUND EXPLOSION! YEAH!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Dixonholster about number of endings shot

    by leo54304

    Isn't that sort a semi regular method to shoot movies in the business? Course depends on the type of movie being shot. As you mentioned Spielberg does that but I was under the assumption that others do it too.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    jawsfan

    by DioxholsterReturns

    that your opinion but you cant go on to label Nolan as over-rated or something, because right about now I dont know any other director who made movies recently who is at Nolan's level. Everytime and again he manages to impress us no matter how much hype is behind his movies. <p> I bet James Cameron right now is regretting the decision to stupify AVATAR, that 6 years in the making movie had the depth of a Disney Wall-E kinda story. No doubt hes making massive changes to AVATAR 2 based on audiences' reaction to Inception.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    I can never pee when I have an erection.

    by redrain

    That's why i worship @ the temple of the choppah, for the truth!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    oh,and one more thing

    by redrain

    SCOTTPILGRIMFAN SUCKS MY BALLS!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Who drinks pop at a movie?

    by redrain

    hey we gotta put our booze somewhere, not everyone is a reefer junkie like you rp

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    oh,and one more thing

    by redrain

    what the fuck do you care?

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    KilliK

    by DioxholsterReturns

    I didnt say he was gonna make it about dreams instead. Directors influence each other more than you can imagine. and JC really fucked up with AVATAR in my opinion, you cant watch that movie again without cringing.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    leo54304

    by DioxholsterReturns

    I cant really say for sure. All I know that writers are told to know the exact ending before pitching the premise. Not knowing how to end a story at the early stages can be a problem. Because any ending you come up with later will feel out of place. <p> maybe alot of directors shot different endings but Im not sure if they do different ones for cinematography purposes or story changes. I know some movies that screened different endings to test which one works better before release.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    "Thank You For The Check, Mr. Stallone!" Said The Obese Ginger M

    by LaserPants

    "You're movie's SO great!"

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    *Obese Ginger Manbaby*

    by LaserPants

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    *Your*

    by LaserPants

    Duh.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    I think your last paragraph Dixon explained it

    by leo54304

    to me and thats what I was confusing. The changing of the ending after it getting a bad response from a test audience. Thanks. You sure know you have a strong movie background.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Best does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    "For the record, I expect SCOTT PILGRIM to be the best film of the summer" Harry Knowles.<p> Just saw TOY STORY 3 yesterday. For me, a 5 outta 5 movie. Fantastic. I'd also give INCEPTION 5 stars on the Dojo scale.<p> I'd be pleasantly suprised, nay flabbergasted, if SCOTT PILGRIM exceeds either of them and turns out to be THE BEST MOVIE OF THE SUMMER. But also, how ridiculous for a critic to name his 'best film' as one he hasn't even seen yet (and by his own admission knows little about).

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    i liked inception better when it had a green tint

    by Oksanas_chipped_tooth

    and was called the matrix.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Harry is a shill. Everyone knows that.

    by Playkins

    Seriously, did anyone expect a negative review of this film after Sly's Q&A?<P> Everyone knows that when Harry's ass is kissed, it means good review.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    question

    by Oksanas_chipped_tooth

    Can anyone explain why Stallone's face and bone structure look so waxy/rubbery? Is that steroids, plastic surgery or just being old as dirt?

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Pornography

    by SmokingRobot

    I like action as much as the next guy, when it's rooted in story and the characters are going somewhere. But most 'action' films are just pornography - titillation for the brain-dead. 'Look, we can blow a guy in half, cool'. People need to grow up.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Yeah, oksanas it Mickey Rourke bad

    by leo54304

    Think it steroids because doesn't body normally lose muscle mass, skin tone and healthy look naturally and Stallones taking stuff back in the day only make it worse than what a guy his age should look.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    CHUCK NORRIS! SEAGAL! VAN DAMME! KURT RUSSELL!

    by DarthBakpao

    The moment those guys appear together on screen in the sequel, cinemas around the world will explode, because it is not possible to contain such sheer awesomeness in one frame. The trailers for the movie will have to show these guys separately or else no one will be able to make it alive to see the movie

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    AUSTIN! CREWS!

    by Oksanas_chipped_tooth

    ...yeah

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    I find it funny that alot of you 20 something emo fucks

    by MANNZILLA

    are bashing stallone and his wrinkles/aging/bringing back 80's action. When that 64 year man could snap off any off any of your skinny geek necks with ease.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Throw in Marc SInger for his beastmaster work

    by leo54304

    and I'm in. Although Russells Big Trouble in Little China is a guilty pleasure. Soldier was bad but enjoyable bad.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    If Mel Gibson had just used a condom....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...when fucking Oksana, he wouldn't have most of the troubles he has now. Likewise, if he had just urged her to abort the baby. Unfortunately for him, he's Catholic. That must cause a lot of inner turmoil for the guy. The religion which is supposedly the center of his universe is now the root of many of his problems. Then again, if he wasn't a nutcake, he wouldn't have these problems to begin with.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Jehovas witness I want more of you're obscure ramblings ...

    by JackGraham

    like the one where you said something about slivering out of harrys rectum.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    JackGraham, how was WestWorld?

    by Jehovahs_Witness

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    No time for Sly

    by Shalako

    Mel's too busy making art films like Edge of Darkness. He has no time for tired, cliched action films.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Jehovah ...

    by JackGraham

    I hate to say this, bocos so many reccomended I watch it, but I never wayched it. It was on very late, but I have added it to my rental list on Love Film.Com, and will see it soon.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    edge of darkness was dull and lifeless ...

    by JackGraham

    mel gave a decent performance but it's really nothing we havn't seen him do before. the film ended so abruptly too. if all he had to do was enter the bad guys mansion and shoot em all the film could have been cut by 60 mins. and what was with that ending where dead mel and dead daughter walk out the hospital ward together. weird and out of place for an action thriller.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    WestWorld can wait

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    It's not going anywhere.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I just hope nobody missed the fact that the snow level

    by UltraTron

    is the first stage of nu-64 goldeneye. I just hope none of you nerds missed that or I'd have to kill you all. It was nolans favorite game

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Edge of Darkness was bad

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    I didn't even watch the whole thing. Was in a hotel room, and got bored and went to sleep. Mel also looked like he was pissed drunk during the filming of it, and not as part of any method acting. I was looking forward to it because the trailer looked like a return to angry Mel...but it was more like disintegrating Mel.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Jackgraham: no it wasn't.

    by UltraTron

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    I thought the snow scene was a tribute to....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...the snow scene from the Bond classic "For Your Eyes Only". Roger Moore on skis. Doesn't get much better than that.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    westword will be sent to me soon ...

    by JackGraham

    Love Film.Com always send the oldies before the new releases. I recently received Nighthawks and Extreme Prejudice, two 80's films i had never seen before. I found Prejudice to be a bit crap beyond the shootouts, and despite Nighthawks being rather dated, I enjoyed it more, despite laughing at Sly in a wig at the end.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Oh it was bad

    by Shalako

    Mel's balding scalp and cigarette creased face gave the best performance. The film was a completely useless, soul killing waste of time.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    And the disco music playing.....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...during the Roger Moore snow scene...automatically makes that the best snow scene ever. Ever.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Nighthawks

    by Shalako

    They should have used the original title--Serpico, Part II.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I thought the snow scene was a tribute to CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE. The girder bridge that the car falls off is also identical to one of the COD levels.<p> Wow, INCEPTION really is all things to all people.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Here's the Roger Moore snow scene....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...for you youngsters who missed it. <p> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qdIBJ97W6g

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    snow action goodness

    by Shalako

    Let's not forget the wonderful opening action scene in True Lies where apparently a large Bavarian stunt man in a wool wig doubled for Arnold.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    for your eyes only is a great serious moore bond outing

    by JackGraham

    unlike the opening of moores a view to a kill, in which he ski's to the tunes of the beach boys and looks like a 100 years old.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Stallone's face

    by scors54

    A Part of it is aging. I know. I'm 56 and these things happen.Also, although not a real boxer etc, Stallone has taken quite a beating in his films, and has usually done most of his own stnuts. However, It's has been ALLEGED that he used growth hormone (HGH). Unlike steroids, which were mentioned, HGH causes growth--it is the hormone that makes you grow. It is not tissue specific (steroids are--specific to muscle tissue, for the most part). HGH can cause bone growth--but if you are fully grown, what bones can now grow, since the plates of all the normal "growth (height) bones are closed? The fingers and facial bones and tissue--an extreme side effect of HGH overdose is Acromegaly or Giantism, and a lantern like jaw and "Frankenstein" forehead are two of the most obvious symptoms (think Tom "Lurch" Cassidy or Richard "Jaws" Keil, both of whom had the condition). Now, Stallone MAY have a mild case of this from that IF HE ACTUALLY USED IT. It is, it should be mentioned, a legitimate form of HRT for a man over 50, so there are more than a few men out there who have legally indulged in this.All that being said, the man is in UNBELIEVABLE condition. As MANZILLA said above,he puts those of you who are one third his age to shame, since we are discussing appearance here.And whether or not the speculation I mentioned is true is irrelevant. By 64, anything he's taking (if he is) is just having the same affect as what's in a 20 something's body naturally, so all you youngin's--no excuses. The man's you're grandpa, and he can kick your ass--badly.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    I'm belly-laughing at the reaction to this movir

    by alanmoore

    Maybe it's a great action movie, maybe not; I haven't seen it, but plan to eventually; it's got a load of great action heroes doing action-movie stuff. So, of course I'll see it eventually. (Though I'll probably wait for the DVD or the OnDemand showing.) What I find amusing -- and Harry demonstrated some this in his review -- is the whole "Yeeeeah, grrr, I'm a manly masculine MANLINESS man!" phenomenon that seems pervasive in our modern culture, the need--nay, hunger-- that men seem to have to directly and exclusively equate their existential identity with their sexuality and masculinity. It makes more sense to equate your identity with your intellect, yet the whole "let's be manly men!" craze seems to be decidedly anti-intellectual in nature. What, are these macho manly man so bereft of any brains that they have to equate their essential selves with the size of their cock and balls? For Christ sakes, give it a rest. We get it, you're macho, now get the fuck over it and grow the fuck up. Yeah, Bruno, you're a real man's man, but you're dumb as a goddamned brick. Congratulations, Bruno, you've entered the land of intellectual inferiority ... What? What's that? Oh, sure ... I *would* like fries with that.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    i heard a story about stallone....

    by emeraldboy

    that one day doing while doing weights as a youngster in high school, think it was bench pressing and the weights fell on his face. that is the story that i heard a long time ago.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    alanmoore, I think it could be described as armchair manliness

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Fatties with breasts bigger than Pamela Anderson and more estrogen than Oprah needing to watch this film in order to feel like a man.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    For Those of You Bitching About "The Expendables..."

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...put your sister's dress on, drink a cherry-tini and drag your pansy ass to "Eat, Pray, Love." And then go home and watch your entire "Sex and The City" DVD collection. Oh, and then fuck off.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST

    hilarity at the box-office

    by Shalako

    I want to see Stallone and Seagal make a buddy comedy where, instead of trading bodies, they trade wigs. Wackiness ensues!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    a talkbacker said it all:

    by caseymcgehee72

    Sailor Rip said: "I visit this site every day but it's mostly for the talkbackers."<br><br>That says it all, Sailor Rip. I used to come here for news to satisfy the geek side of me. Now, I only come for the talkbackers... I will say, though--at least Harry has a clear passion for all things movies--regardless of his biases or motivations... <br><br>The pathetic part of this site belongs to Coax and Herc. He uses Coax to scam money from the talkbackers he loathes by promoting what we can buy on amazon and its no secret he gets a cut. He refuses to give great shows a chance and is just spiteful of the talkbackers. He loves to say 'well then go elsewhere' but doesn't understand that there really isn't another site that has the kind of talkbackers this place does. Herc is a grade a douche and I would give my right nut to beat the shit out of him in person--probably by luring him to, i don't know, the docks or something, by promising Whedon will be present--ready and willing to let Herc suck his dick.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    ok fellas, strip away your sarcasm and your wit ...

    by JackGraham

    for it's that time. the time when one talkbacker aka me, asks you, what is, the best, film, ever, made?

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Best film?

    by Shalako

    Gotta be Rhinestone.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    rhinestone? never heard of it. imdb time!

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    erm, you're joking right?

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Yes

    by Shalako

    I couldn't resist. My sarcasm is endless.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    rhinestone, from the writer of Feild of dreams!

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    yea aicn sucks, but tbers are great!

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    I mean, I have twitter now so I can get ANY TYPE OF UPDATE from that by followin the right people instead of going to several different sites to get the same news. And with aicn, everythig I loved about it has been bought off by amazon, eli roth, and whatever the hell is austin s...but the tbers, you guys are some assholes who likes the same things as me (or hate in most situations) so that makes you cool peoples with me...BUT I hate first time posters, long time lurkers...stay lurkers, you usually add nothing but "I just joined just to say..."...no one cares. Keep up the good work the hardworking TBers!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Rhinestone is a classic of horribleness

    by Fuzzyjefe

    but it does contain Stallone singing a song called 'Drinking-stein'. <p> And lets not forget 'The Day my Baby Died'....'There was blood on the corn, and brains on the hay...a-haaaaaay!'

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    bbestest movie: inception lol

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Sorry but I dunno anything else could say...maybe Dark Knight?

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Hahaha

    by SlyAndTheFamilyStallone

    Some guy at the top felt the need to tell us how he got to suck on some titties last night. I love it here.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    The Rhinestone director also directed Porky's 1 and 2

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    And oddly enough, A Christmas Story.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    And The Warriors. Two faves which never really got the recognition they deserved when they came out. Remo was supposed to be a series of films like the Bond series, but that was some awesomeness that never came to light. And The Warriors was actually pulled from theaters because gang members were killing each other, so movie chains got nervous.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    asimovlives

    by TheNewDirector

    Manzilla wrote that cameron directs better action than nolan does (very true) It may be that Cameron respects Nola and likes inception, but the fact of the matter is Cameron is a master of directing action scenes, I can list many scenes but im sure you know the ones of which I talk. I didn't think nolan could direct coherehent action before inception and nothing has changed with inception.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    by caseymcgehee72

    SlyAndTheFamilyStallone said: "Some guy at the top felt the need to tell us how he got to suck on some titties last night. I love it here."<br><br>That was funny. I lived in a frat house at USC for three years and got my more than fair share, but the one common thing that all the closers had in common was that they never talked about it--everyone knew who was getting the job done--and to add to it, nobody ever felt the need to go online and tell people about their conquests... its just pointless and not the sign of a real closer. I come to this site for the geek in me, and I live my real life for the guy in me. Talking about your sex life just shows that you're too proud of it, and being too proud of it means (most of the time) that you're not getting it done on a regular basis. Even in real life, if someone feels the need to talk about hooking up, they're either lying or greatly exaggerating as well as compensating.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Bob Clark

    by Shalako

    Despite his terrible later films, Black Christmas is a classic.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    movies i like that gets no love

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Sex drive, repo man, ateam, losers, rules of attraction, hook, tf 1 and 2, faculty, from dusk til dawn, big hit, xmen 3, spiderman 3, southland tales (yea I said it!), and of course inception...cmon on fellas, show these movies love!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    There's a reason those movies get no love

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    With the exception of Repo Man and Inception.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai

    by AsimovLives

    The snow scenes in INCEPTION are an hommage to ON HER MAGESTY'S SECRET SERVICE, and we know this because Nolan said so in interviews, he calls it his favorite Bond movie and one of the best. Which i also think it is, one of the top best Bond ever mad,e and fortunatly, it's now getting some of the recognition it deserves. About bloody time!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    kilik...yup!

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    I can enjoy genre movies for what they are meaning if I see a xmen movie, I wanna see battles with powers with a lot of mutants. Sure there was a lot of deaths, ut I'm sure characters routinely die in the funnybooks like a asshole contributor to aicn coaxial would say

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    yourSTEPDADDY

    by AsimovLives

    Duce, are you kidding? REPO MAN is a genre classic and much beloved by geeks and critics alike since the day it was released. And onlt general audiences and stuopud geeks dislike RULES OF ATTRACTION, the movie got a very good acceptance by the critic community as well.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    stuopud = stupid

    by AsimovLives

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    on her majestys secret service is great but ..

    by JackGraham

    i saw it recently and its edited so quickly, especially during its hand to hand fight scenes, its edited so that it appears they are fighting in fast forward. quite funny, and very dated looking.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Shalako

    by AsimovLives

    BLACK CHRISTMAS is indeed very good. I saw the remake forst, but after i saw the original i don't even remember the remake anymore. Of course it helps liking the originakl movie because it stars Olivia Hussey at the height of her beauty. God, she was gorgeaus beyond belief!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    asi i meant love on aicn

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    But good to hear people like em...makes me feel less weird rewatchin RoA everytime it comes on

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by AsimovLives

    They did do that back then, they did speed up the images in the fight and car chases sequences for a long time, into the 80s. You can see that in the two first Mad Max movies, for instance. It fell in disuse in the80s when editors started using slow motion to disguise the lack of real fast movements from a star and stunts in fights and action shootouts and chases. But if that speed up stuff in ON HER MAGESTY'S SECRET SERVICE bothers you (and in that movie is used very, very subtly and very restrained in comparison to the fashion of the day), then you better never watch THUNDERBOLT, because that's the bond movie that sins the most in that regard. The reason why, editingwise ON HER MAGESTY'S SECRET SERVICE is so clearly put together and with such a spphisticated editing for a Bond movie of that time is because director Peter Hunt was a director himself. also the movie is claimed to have the best dressed James Bond in the saga, andthe director attributes that to himself, because he was a very sharp dresser and made Bond dress like himself. And i believe him, because he certainly was quite a dandy. He even has a Hitchcockian cameo right at the start of the movie in a reflection on a plaque.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    KilliK

    by AsimovLives

    Too right about what you said about the music of OHMSS. also, notiuce that the movie doesn't feature the traditional Bond theme in the action scenes, but it's replaced by the movie's recurent leitmotif theme. It helps that it's such a brillant composition. And i also really like the uniqueness in OKMSS in that it's the only Beond movie that opens without a theme song. I love that. OHMSS is also the most realistic of the Bond movies, there's nothing that happens in it that one couldn't see or know form happening in real life. Hell, remember that scene when Bond had to break in a safe? It takes him hours even with the aid of an electronic device, so long he has time to have some tea, eat biscuits and read a magazine. And again it's realistic, because an electronic device that could crack a safe code would take that long. How i love that movie.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    asimov ...

    by JackGraham

    erm. thanks man, i'm gonna appreciate its editing style now bcos now i know its the sharpest dressed bond film. ;)

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives, since this is a guy chat and all

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Tell us about your last sexual encounter, in detail. What she looked like naked, whether you sucked on her titties, what it felt like. You know...guy stuff.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by AsimovLives

    The sharp dressing stuff was just trivia, man. I love to know this kind of stuff, besides the director said so in his audio comentary.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Another for me to be particular about OHMSS...

    by AsimovLives

    ... is that parts of the film were shot and set in my country Portugal, inclusing tthe final scene, which was shot in the Serra da Arrabida, about 25 kilometters from where i live.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Another for me to be particular about OHMSS...

    by AsimovLives

    ... is that parts of the film were shot and set in my country Portugal, including the final scene, which was shot in the Serra da Arrabida, about 25 kilometters from where i live.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    KilliK

    by AsimovLives

    As for COMMANDO, yougive that movie too much credit. you think the so-called parody elements were deliberate put into the movie and it was made on porpose as a smart-alec coment on the action genre of the time? Thing is, the action movies as we now call the 80s action movies were just begining right aboutn that time. The 80s Action Movies didn't started at January 1st 1980. In fact, it al started specifically with RAMBO II. that was the first of them all, the first action movie ever made where the action sequence no longer where there to support and advance the plot, but they were there for their own sake. actionfor action sake. When action sequences became over-stretched and where nothing regarding story and characterization was done to inform us about anything aboutt he story and characters that could only he told through action. The main important characteristic of an 80s Action Movie is that, action for action sake. muck like in pornography there's sex for it's own sake, and the rest is just filler. The 80s Action movie started about 1984 and ended at around the early 90s, when more glossy production values, bigger budgets and actors with recognizable acting abilities started to command action movie vehicles in lieu of the old beekcakes. The mvoie COMMANDO was made merely one year after the whole 80s Action movie shabang starte,d so that movie had no distancing enough to make puns and parody on a genre that had barely started. What you think is deliberate parodic welements in the movie is just bad writing done on the spot. COMMANDO has a script that's little more then a filmed first draft. That movie was done in a hurry. Writen on the fly, very short pre-production, made by a producer who was starting his carrer on his own after he had left the shadow of his mentor Lawrence Gordon, and they used a hired gun director. and mroe importantly, they used Arnold as the lead. Now, Arnold bakc then was not the Arnold we know today, the mega-star. Back then Arnold was a soemwhat recognizable big muscle guy, better know still as the body-builder who played Conan and the villain in The Terminator. But he was untested as a leading man on a modern day action movie where he was to play a hero. Arnold back then was a poor's man Sylvester Stallone. He was a bargain basement Sly, the guy with muscle you would get on the cheap if you could get the much expensive mega-star Stallone. So, with all those things in consideration, the last thing that was in the minds ofthe people who made COMMANDop was to waste time to put ironic satirical remarks about the action genre of the day. The movie is as goofy as it is because it was done on the quick and tried it's hardest to surpass in cool whatever Sly had done before, but on a budget. If COMMANDO has something, it's an incredible lack of self-consciousness. The movie is not satirical, it's just daft, very daft.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Im not sure what's worse

    by doom master

    His review of the the film or the reaction of said review.... But I do know this much..... BRB Gotta take a piss...

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Horrible day at work.....

    by sam jacksons wig

    Started at 5 this morning and finished at 8.30 this evening. <br><br> Greatest film ever made- The Searchers with John Wayne. Truly a thing of beauty and excellence. <br><br> Asi- so all of these years I have harboured the incorrect impression that Commando was smarter than it is? Bah! If I watch it again I will never be able to look at it in the same light, just for what it is- a poorly acted big balls action movie. Erm, what's not to like about that????

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Ideal vs Actual

    by Iahael

    This is the Fanboy problem, and it relates to a lot of cultural issues in our country currently. We fall in love with a memory, or an ideal, some kind of image, an illusion, which was not, is not, and never will be real. Now, I know movies are about dreams, etc., etc., but this review barely touched on the film itself, instead going on and on about what the filmmakers were "aiming for" or "trying to achieve". That is not art, that is the motive behind it, which has now almost become more important than the work. One last bit of advice -- Harry, if you want to appreciate and criticize film better, step back from them. For like, a year or two. Do some LIVING for awhile. T.'. T.'.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    You're right Iahael

    by jrb

    Harry's "review" of Middle Men was almost entirely about how he remembered the mid nineties and what it was like to have a website back then and next to nothing about the film itself. The grade school level grammar and spelling mistakes are inexcusable for a grown up who's not mentally challenged. Then there's the shameless shilling...

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    My favorite sexual position is Missionary

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Because I like to look at a girl's face during sex...I guess I'm a romantic like that. Not a big fan of doggie style because one time this one girl had a tuft of hair coming out of her anus like she was hiding a troll doll in there. I felt like I was going to vomit.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Coherent

    by Shalako

    No matter how much you shoot your goo when writing a review, be coherent. Rambling on about meaningless shit that only you care about and trying to be a hip, obscure "hey look at me I'm a film geek like QT" phrase turner gets us nowhere. Nor does referring to your past as a foundation for why a film is good. Bullocks.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by Shalako

    Olivia Hussey was indeed as tasty as candied yams.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    SCARLETT_JOHANSSONS_BREAST_MILK

    by Dkev00

    Your a douche bag..Nobody cares about your shit site.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    sam jacksons wig

    by JackGraham

    what do you do that requires you to work such horrendous hours? Ive never seen The Searchers.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    hahaha ....

    by JackGraham

    i think i'm laughing so hard bcos i can relate to the follwoing comment made by jehova ...."one time this one girl had a tuft of hair coming out of her anus"

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    So there IS gonna be an Inception review?

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    I'm holding you to that! Once it appears, I'll even drop this handle and go back to my original one... promise. Now get your 16 hours of sleep and get on that review, Big Guy!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    I like that Harry hasn't reviewed Endless Exposition Dream Movie

    by Flip63Hole

    It was a fucking joke. I honestly walked out during the exposition dream sequence in Hoth. Guess what: people shooting at each other, having discussions, laying their heads on railroad tracks IN DREAMS has NO DRAMATIC EFFECT.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    asimov ..

    by JackGraham

    i like OHMSS alot. it's one of the best bond films. i wish george lazenby had made more. i thought he was a great bond. he even looked like a true scotsman in a kilt. my favourite bond film out of all would be From Russia with love, with OHMSS second and Casino Royale 3rd.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    I must be getting old: I was playing solitaire on my iPhone

    by Flip63Hole

    during the Matrixy no-gravity sequence in Inception. Who was fighting who and why was I supposed to care? Hard to call a dream crime movie where people shoot dream bullets at generic dream characters as being an action film. Kick Ass > Inception. Last Chris Nolan movie I bother seeing...

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    in saying that asimov ...

    by JackGraham

    i love roger moores eyebrows. and his smirk whenever he faces jaws. and i love his humour, even though his james bond is often considered the weakest. i like that he didnt take it too seriously, it suited him. he often made me laugh and he was the bond i grew up with. i will always have a soft spot for old roger. even if he did share a bed with man lady grace jones when he was 120 years old.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    HMMM. SURE, NOLAN IS KNOWN FOR HIS COLD STYLE.

    by BringingSexyBack

    But I think Inception packed a bit of an emotional punch, largely through DiCaprio's performance. I mean, it's no (500) Days of Summer, but then again what is, but for a Nolan flick it was aiite.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Nolan's latest

    by Shalako

    I haven't seen Inception yet but I still declare it an "Oscar-calibre-tour-de-force." I can't wait for the sequel, Conception. After I see Inception I plan to buy the soundtrack and the novelization and the poster, which will make me an expert. The world will then have to defer to me.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Statham On A Plane

    by DangerMan

    I don't think this is SNAKES ON A PLANE time, as the movie is tracking huge, but Harry's review does sound like it will guarantee that he stays on Sly's Christmas card list.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Flip63Hole ...

    by JackGraham

    you're not alone. i was thinking about what to have for dinner throughout alot of Inception, and then it dawned on me ... steak and fries.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    telemarkete lol @ Aug 8th, 2010 1.33.58

    by JackGraham

    i know how you feel buddy. so did you make another sandwich?

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    telemarkete lol @ Aug 8th, 2010 1.33.58

    by JackGraham

    i know how you feel buddy. so did you make another sandwich?

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Inception - as a confirmed man

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    my eyes were wetting up when Cobb finally saw his kids faces, but that well earned melodramatic moment was instantly raped by Nolan's final shot, leaving us all, forever, in limbo. Bastard.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    REVIEWS IN THE UK AIN'T GOOD

    by BADBOYBROM HC

    Total film gave it two out of five, Empire gave it three but said you'd be disappointed....

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Dickheadholster

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    So Cameron is making massive changes to Avatar 2 based on Inception's plot, eh? Aside from the two films being apples and oranges, why the fuck would he be doing that when Avatar is likely to cross $3 billion dollars next month and received equal critical acclaim? Avatar 2 was always intended to be more complex once the original had laid the groundwork.<p>P.S. You can't be an irritating troll expounding about the virtues of that Stargate Universe vomit for years on end, and then suddenly switch to 'normal' posts, expecting to be taken seriously. Ya fucking dip.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    In other news...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Cameron has updated on producing At the Mountains of Madness, the Avatar novel, shooting Avatar 2 and 3 back-to-back, and what will be contained in the upcoming special edition. This news has been over every major website for two days, but you can expect Merrick to post a half-hearted blurb tomorrow. Along with the missing Inception review, and the relentless shilling of Pilgrim in place of actual cool news that people give a shit about, this site really is an absolute joke these days. The talkbacks are the only reason to visit, and have been since about 2002, but then we all knew that anyway.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Harry, Harry, Harry

    by Captain RawBeard

    what are we to do with you? I am looking forward to the Expendables, have been since I heard about it, ignored most reviews for it so far but decided to read yours, OK you liked it but for the love of god Harry, Please stop with the masturbating talk, it makes you sound like a right twat (with weird sexual kicks)

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Avatar is most overrated movie of all time.

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    "Avatar 2 was always intended to be more complex once the original had laid the groundwork"<P>HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA <P> That's hilarious. <p>Avatar fans please stop trollin.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    I thought that was Blade Runner?

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    I thought Avatar was a 2 1/2 star movie but....

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    Trannyformers_Apologist is a 5 star Pedophile.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    He has his own personal stable of Catamites

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives, you're way off about Commando

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    And also the popular belief that it was a rip off of Rambo 2. Commando was in production before that movie even came out. And no, it was not a winking parody like Last Action Hero, but it definitely has a fully intentional tongue-in-cheek quality, quite different to the po-faced seriousness of Stallone's movie. It was always so with Arnold, always the most self-reflexive and self-mocking of action stars, and the key quality that separated him from Sly. This was his popular persona even then, because many people knew him as a cult star from the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron, years before his filmmaking career took off. And in that documentary, he displays much of that mischievous wit and charisma for which he was later known. He brought those qualities into his persona in this movie for the first time. Commando is a thoroughly stupid movie, but its apparent to anyone with any kind of intuition that it was made to be humorous (NOT the same thing as ironic self-reflexion on the action genre) and entertaining, a completely different tone from the utterly humorless jingoism and earnestness of Rambo 2, which was definitely meant to be taken seriously. Arnold even took pot shots at Stallone at the time which revealed this, saying (paraphrase): "All that flag waving is a load of bull; we kill more people in Commando but we don't justify it by patriotism. This is just enetertainment" and even poking fun at Sly's stoic persona in Twins, when Arnold's character laughs at the Rambo 3 poster. Commando is most definitely self-aware, if far too early in the genre to be a full blown parody.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Tranny, we missed you, pal

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Is life any better for you these days? No, I guess not...not with the myriad of exciting recent news concerning the future of that masterpiece Avatar. Oh well, there's always a bottle of cyanide with your name on it, old chum. Be a good lad and drink up, chin chin!

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST

    KilliK, but you shouldn't have to do Harry's work for him....

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim is the most over-rated movie of all time

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Already, even before release. Closely followed by JJ's Monkey Trek.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Killik

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    "actually going to visit the first floor of your parents house" - that shit was funny.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    Harry watches and likes films the way he eats food. It's all candy and no sustance. Expendables was good 'to him' because thinking wasn't involved. I haven't seen Expendables, nor will I, not interested, in the story or the actors. Sly Stallone for me = cheaply written, cheaply made, C level filmmaking at best. His facial features are distorted, I'm just not interested in anything he has to say on film any more. Period. <br><br>Frankly, Harry has had ZERO credibility for some time now. Whether it's his compulsive name dropping on who he's friends with, or his poorly written reviews, his theatrical musings don't appeal to me. I come to this site for Massa and the others. Harry likes poorly made candy, and the worst part of it is, he tries to come with ways to defend it as sustenance.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    ThisBethesdaSea

    by Shalako

    Damn straight.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    SlyAndTheFamilyStallone

    by Sailor Rip

    That was me. Harry said something about a bachelor party he went to so I mentioned I went to one in AC last week. Met a girl and she drove down on friday and...the rest is in my post.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    SlyAndTheFamilyStallone

    by Sailor Rip

    That was me. Harry said something about a bachelor party he went to so I mentioned I went to one in AC last week. Met a girl and she drove down on friday and...the rest is in my post.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    was there ever a chance Harry wouldn't like it??

    by FleshMachine

    as if this review means ANYTHING.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    I don't even like coming here anymore

    by Teddy Artery

    Harry, for the love of all things Hollywood, please purge the raft of swinish trolls that litter the boards with nothing but hate for everything and everybody. I used to come here enjoy talking about movies, now most of the time it's some idiot trashing you or making scatological comments. I can't handle it anymore.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    salve for the wound

    by Shalako

    Let's all sing Peace in Our Life by Frank Stallone. That will make it all okay again. Hope. Change. Frank Stallone. Think about it.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    awesome stallone video!

    by ashleyjensen

    If you haven't seen this yet u have got to watch it now! Stallone smashes and blows shit up on YouTube, so great - http://bit.ly/agQnqq

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Young Frankenstein getting remade. The play is

    by UltraTron

    wrapping and they are about to begin pre-production. Will Ferral and Steve Bushimi are in talks. I can guess who they'll play. I have no idea who to cast as the monster. Boyle was a huge guy

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Ultratron....Chris Walken needs to be in that remake

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    I don't care who he plays, but he is made for that film.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    First Blood is actually the first one man army movie that starte

    by MANNZILLA

    And yet at the same time it was a superb movie as well. Stallone then took the template of first blood stripped it of all its humanity and made Rambo II, which is still very entertaining when you turn off your brain.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    started it all

    by MANNZILLA

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    jesus

    by Oksanas_chipped_tooth

    there's more scat in harry's reviews than on the talkbacks.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Honestly, This All Sounds Incredibly Gay

    by LaserPants

    And the gleeful excitement being expressed here in regards to how awesome the men on men action in this movie is leads me to suspect that many, if not most, if not ALL the guys excited to see this are a little light in the loafers.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Why this won't kill at the B.O.

    by TestMonketShotIntoSpace

    Anyone remeber that Rambo was beaten out by that Awful Meet the Spartans as underage kids were buying those tix to sneak into the hard R Rambo? Same thing will happen with the awful scott Pilgrim. You can Guarantee that. I'll be checking out Expendables...fuck Scott Pilgrim. Go Sly.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    instead of seeing this

    by cecil1

    i'll see inception for the third time instead of watching this. God did this summer blow..

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    I love how most of you fucks who post on this site

    by NardDog

    think that just because you have a talkback name on aintitcool.com means you have so much knowledge about film, especially films you haven't seen like the expendables

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:38 p.m. CST

    This review is weak-ass shit...

    by MJohnson

    ...but I'm still gonna see the movie.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Oh, and by the way, Scarlett...

    by MJohnson

    Alex Jones is a moron. Just in case no one has told you. That's okay, you can thank me later.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    ok choppa

    by cecil1

    been watching too many emmerich movies?

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    if im not mistaken

    by cecil1

    didn't harry guarantee an inception review today...

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Harry didn't like INCEPTION. That's all there is to it.

    by ColonelFatheart

    But he'll write a review about how he's come to "appreciate" it over multiple viewings, etc. etc.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    TRANNY.....you sad, pathetic dumb cunt.....

    by southafricanguy

    you have the balls to call anyone on here a troll??!! After you spent months spamming/trolling the talkbacks telling us all how Avatar would be the biggest bomb ever, and then insulted anyone that disagreed with you. Fuck you, you fucking coward. You have yet to cop to how flat out wrong you were you dumb fuck shit. Quick, Tranny, im still waiting for you to tell me the winning lottery numbers, or predict the future of film for us given your astounding powers of future prediction....

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    So you will just have to excuse me if I cant at

    by southafricanguy

    all with a straight face take anything you have to say about Avatar 2 seriously, because you are 100% sure to completely wrong again....

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    I can't really knock him for it, either.

    by ColonelFatheart

    If that is indeed the case. More than a few movies I've watched once or twice, didn't get all the fuss, but still revisited to the point of admiration or love. As a fan of this site, though, I'd have loved to see his initial reaction to what's become the movie event of this otherwise dreary summer.

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    i understand he didn't like it

    by cecil1

    first time i wasn't blown away, due to the fact that it was more ambitious than i expected. i actually had to think about the movie after it was over, which is rare these days. That being said it deserves a review; especially if harry reviewed Twilight. Btw, seeing it again solidifies my belief that Hollywood won't see another movie like this for sometime. Without a doubt the best of the year

  • Aug. 8, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Harry ... you had to pee?

    by ganda1f

    During the film? All these years of moviegoing and you haven't learned to drain the lizard before the movie starts?<br><br>Either that, or you purchased a drink, which is *always* a mistake.<br><br>Anyway, as hyperbolic as this review was it pretty much confirms everything I was expecting the film to be. Except for Eric Roberts dialling it down. I don't think I've ever seen that man *not* overact.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Dolph is awesome, but don't be crazy.

    by double_l88

    It sounded good until, you compared it to Inception. Let's dont kid ourselves.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Inception sucks

    by BendersShinyAss

    You guys are too scared to admit it for some strange reason. I hope harry doesn't decide to write a review full of praise to appease you talkbackers screaming it's masterfulness.... Inception is anything but a masterfully made film. <p>time will not be good to it.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Danny Devito, John Goodman, and George Wendt

    by RPLocke

    star in The Lunchables. Mmm Good.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Oh God, it's AsimovLives again... DOUCHE!!!

    by Sicuv Uyall

    The word "testicular" attracted him here. I'm beginning to suspect you're not American from you use of the word "daft." Only fairies and/or Euro-trash use that word.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Asimov, you talk so much shit

    by BendersShinyAss

    Arnold was never the poor mans stallone - wtf mate? Rambo II was a sequel made in the realm of empire strikes back. Stallone was having success with Rocky and it's sequels - Rambo was a gamble -- a different direction. It was an exciting sell. A glorious time for hollywood films. Arnold was having his own success with Terminator and conan. He was never in competition with stalone anymore than Star trek was with star wars. <p>Terminator 2 was, again, a sequel of inspiration. And again, it was exciting (but that was the 90's - and brought on by the fact that Arnald was no longer a 'bad guy' - he was a megastar) <p>poor mans stallone. Fucking wanker

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Hey Asimov did you go to the Trek con in Vegas?

    by RPLocke

    Shatner Nimoy and Stewart were there.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:57 a.m. CST

    No, Bender I can't admit Inception sucks...

    by Sicuv Uyall

    But I will admit that I think you are gobbler of cocks. To everyone here that thinks that Inception sucks, go on and be proud of your contrarianism. You ARE smarter than 80% of the rest of the world. And your judgement is the most correct, clear-sighted, enlightened opinions out there. Who does Nolan think he's fooling?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 3:01 a.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by sam jacksons wig

    Never seen the Searchers???? That's something you need to rectify almost instantly. It's one of John Waynes greatest movies, and one that proved when he was given the right material he was more than a one trick pony (Also Red River- what a performance he gave! True Grit, although good was just a give him an oscar before he dies...)<br><br>OHMSS had some good moments in it- crawling across the ski lift wires, seducing the women with the best Bond one liner EVER "Are you alright, Mr Bond?" "I can just feel a slight stiffness coming on.." (after his leg is written on in lipstick)<br><br> And although I don't like to talk about it much, medical doctor and I was on call yesterday. Horrid horrid horrid day.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 3:09 a.m. CST

    BendersShinyAss

    by sam jacksons wig

    Agree with you that they weren't in competition with each other. <br><br> They actually planned to make a movie together way back when until Schwarzenegger said something about Stallone opening a men only club (fnar fnar)where they all sat around and smoked cigars (oo-er). Stallone got pissed and the movie was off. <br><br> Bridges were built and they began ribbing each other in their movies. That was about the only competition there was, to see who could provide the "dig"<br><br> In my opinion that was in Last Action Hero where Stallone is put as being in the Terminator 2 ("He wuz fintastic in zat muhvie....")

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Behold: The Festering Cesspit

    by yodalovesyou

    Reading comments on AICN talkbacks is like trudging through a river made up of feces, dead rats and decapitated skulls, floating in stinking, pitch black water - it's that fucking revolting.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 3:35 a.m. CST

    yodalovesyou

    by sam jacksons wig

    You forgot "Emesis" and "Voiding" but we'll let you off....

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Harry, learn to write, then we'll take your reviews seriously.

    by unfunnydude

    Jesus...

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:36 a.m. CST

    What if THE EXPENDABLES is testicular cancer?

    by AsimovLives

    I hope i will like this movie, as i gained a new respect for Sly. But Harry's review is robbing me of much confidence. Harry's review is one of those occasions when a positive review causes the exact opposite effect of what ws intended. Usually it's Massawyrm that does that.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:41 a.m. CST

    KilliK

    by AsimovLives

    Pray tell me what i misread in your posts, so that we can understand each other, friend.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:56 a.m. CST

    sam jacksons wig

    by AsimovLives

    What i like about COMMANDO is the few moments when the jokes were deliberatly made to be jokes, and they are indeed very funny. "'Do you have any luggage, sir?' Only him'". "Please don't disturbe my friend, he's dead tired", "I like you Scully, i'll kill you last", "i had to let him go". All that stuff is indeed very funny, and deliberatly done to be funny. But the movie is also funny, if not funnier, for the goofy stuff it has which were intended to either play as cool or dramatic and came off totally silly and goofy. COMNANDO is a movie that does it's damn best to try to out-do RAMBO II in every department, specially on the violence, and the coolness of the hero in his abilities as a killing machine, not to mention the fetishism of his muscles. And all this, deliberatly intended to play as cool, comes off as extremely goofy and silly and funny. And it's not just today that the movie looks as stup+id and goofy, evne bakc then the movie was stupid and goofy. I remember when me and my mates saw it in VHS back in the 80s, we all rolled in the floor laughing. It was a laugh riot. And much more often we were laughing AT the movie then with the movie. And by the way, the only wayt to watch that movie today is to know already what to see and jump ahead to those scenes, because to see the whole movie from start to finish is an immesnse bore. Yes, out of those selected scenes, COMMANDO is a very boring movie. The pacing of that movie is just bad.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 5:12 a.m. CST

    SCARLETT_JOHANSSONS_BREAST_MILK

    by AsimovLives

    "Nolan failed to connect the audience with the characters and action emotionally"<br><br>Speak for yourself. One of the great things abolut INCEPTION is that it's thankfully blissfully de oid of melodramatic bullshit. Nolan used drama in lieu of melodrama, and for that i think him, accusations of coldness be damned.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 5:24 a.m. CST

    TheNewDirector

    by AsimovLives

    Are you telling me that at the very least the corridor fight in INCEPTION didn't impressed you? For real! No, really, for real?<br><br> And you know what? I love the action stuff in Nolan's movies. I prefer what he does as opposed to what many so-called action directors do, like Michelle "Incompetente Shit" Bay. And i'm not going to put Cameron against Nolan, i like both in the way they present action in their movies. I like both. They are not the filmakers i would pit agaisnt each other. Cameron Vs Bay or Nolan Vs Bay, that's another matter.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 5:26 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives...

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    Well put bro. Inception was easily Nolan's most polished work to date.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Jehovas_Witness

    by That_Girl_From_The_Lowes_Commercials_GARGANTUAN_FOREHEAD

    "Because I like to look at a girl's face during sex...I guess I'm a romantic like that. Not a big fan of doggie style because one time this one girl had a tuft of hair coming out of her anus like she was hiding a troll doll in there. I felt like I was going to vomit." <P> Fucking awesome. You made me "lol" pretty good there man ;-)

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 5:32 a.m. CST

    yahoo is being attacked by hackers and by

    by emeraldboy

    spammers. my account has been hacked. yahoo arent doing anything about it.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 5:37 a.m. CST

    sam jacksons wig...

    by JackGraham

    I will add The Searchers to my must see list. there are actually many films I havn't seen that are regarded as the best ever, Citizen Kane, Gone with the wind, Lawrence of arabia, 2001, Mac and me. i must get round to seeing them. Did you know the Coen Bros are remaking True Grit with Jeff Bridges? A doctor? It's so unusual to have a talkbacker who is not only in employment but in such highly regarded employment. bravo.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 5:47 a.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by AsimovLives

    I also grew up with Roger Moore as James Bond (i suspect we must be both of about the same age) and he was James bond as far i was concerned, but the moment that THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS was made and timothy Dalton stepped in, i completly turned my back on Moore. Dalton was a revelation for me. In a more limited scope and embition, THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS was the day's CASINO ROYALE. Where Bond got more gritty, and where they toned down the gadgets and Bond showed a greater capacity to use smarts and the enviroment around him to his advantage. Sure, there's the car with the lazer on the wheels and the missiles, but that's the extention of elaborate outlandish gadgets in the movie, which looks tame and restrained in comparison to the usual Bond movie done in the days of Moore.<br><br>But for me the best thing about THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS was Timothy Dalton as Bond. For the first time i could believe he was an government sanctioned assassin, for the first time i could understand the concept of the license to kill and to what kind of a person it would be issued to. Timothy Dalton is an accomplished shakespearean theater actor, and he acted the hell out of the Bond character in ways that not even the much beloved Connery could. Dalton totally sold the cold blooded assassin side of Bond that nobody before either could or dared. With Dalton i could believe without a shadow of a doubt this Bond could put a cap on your head just for looking at him the wrong way and he would then drink a vodka-martini as if nothing happened. The intensity and dedication Dalton played the part was not only refreshing but enlightning. When i saw THE LIVING DAYLIHGTS, it was as if i was seeing the James Bond movie saga for the first time. And by then i was already a 5 Bond movie veteran.<br><br>One of the good things of today is that not only ON HER MAGESTY'S SECRET SERVICE and George Lazemby are getting their just recognition, but so are Timothy Dalton and THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS. This two actors and their Bond movies are no longer puns but they are getting their just recognition and a place at the top of the Bond franchise position, where they should. Time can indeed rectify many injustices and bring recognition and justice to those which deserve.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 5:59 a.m. CST

    I Liked Matrix Better When It Had A Blue Tint

    by LaserPants

    And was called TRON.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:03 a.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by AsimovLives

    Are you asking what are the movies i think are the best ever made, or what are my favorite movies which i think are truly very good? Because many people make the mistake of confusing the two.<br><br>What i'm going to say next will sound like a tired cliché, but it is indeed my deep conviction, but i think CITIZEN KANE is the best movie ever made, if i have to name just one. There's a good few others which also live in such stratospheric heights, but if one has to be singled out, it has to be CITIZEN KANE, because i truly believe it's the most influencial movie ever made in the wole history of cinema. 95% of the movies made today are direct or indirect influenced by it for a miriad of reasons.<br><br>As for my own favorite movies which i see them as excelent movies of the highest cinematic quality, those are BLADE RUNNER, 2001: A SPACE ODDYSSEY and APOCALYPSE NOW (this does denounce my SF fan nature). I can say i have a slight tiny preference for BLADE RUNNER over the two aforementioned, but that's just because it was the first of the holy trinity i say, but i love those 3 movies equaly. Were i a filmmaker, those would be the 3 movies that would always be in my mind and would direct or indirectly influence my all filmmaking choices. And CITIZEN KANE too, of course.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:11 a.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by sam jacksons wig

    Mac n Me......hahahahaha, very very good!<br><br> Citizen Kane, 2001, Lawrence of Arabia you NEED to see. It is an insult to cinema not to view these masterpieces. All true classics.<br><br> As for this site, love it (although I do bitch and moan from time to time, but who doesn't here?)and have an absolute PASSION for cinema since seeing Disneys Peter Pan as a kid at the cinema. All kinds of movies and genres appeal to me. Sounds corny, but after my family and my job it is my one true love.<br><br> As for the job, I always knew what I wanted to be since I was 6. Oddly enough, it was the medical Carry On movies that piqued my interest, as I thought doctors just run around chasing nurses and having a laugh all day. WHO wouldn't want some of that? <br><br>Sadly, the truth is somewhat completely different! Anyway, it's how I met my wife (same profession, but MUCH smarter and infinitely more sexy than I am- bitch!) She earns the big bucks while I work part time and look after our two kids. <br><br> Totally agree about Daltons Bond- for my wife it's Bronsnan (oh dear) but for me Dalton brought an entirely new feel to the role, and injected much needed grit. License To Kill was the first Bond movie (and only if I recall correctly) to be slapped with a 15 certificate. I went to a special screening of it and was blown away by the change in Bond.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Except that Tron isnt very good. I will never

    by southafricanguy

    understand the fanboy love for Tron. I never saw it in the early 80s because I was Too young, actually I only saw it about three years ago for the first time. And while I really liked the designs, and theres no question the film was way ahead of its time in terms of cencepts,and the way it was made (really predicting the use f a virtual studio that is in such common usage these days imho). But the difference between the Matrix and Tron is simply that The Matrix had one of the best sci-fi/action scripts ever written, and good characters, while Tron's characters are quite bland, and the script simply isnt very good.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Except that Tron isnt very good. I will never

    by southafricanguy

    understand the fanboy love for Tron. I never saw it in the early 80s because I was Too young, actually I only saw it about three years ago for the first time. And while I really liked the designs, and theres no question the film was way ahead of its time in terms of cencepts,and the way it was made (really predicting the use f a virtual studio that is in such common usage these days imho). But the difference between the Matrix and Tron is simply that The Matrix had one of the best sci-fi/action scripts ever written, and good characters, while Tron's characters are quite bland, and the script simply isnt very good.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:17 a.m. CST

    IMB

    by MANNZILLA

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:19 a.m. CST

    It seems to me that the fanboy love is based

    by southafricanguy

    mostly on nostalgia (as so many things from the 80s are) and the awsome Tron toys and computer games of the time...

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Hey Manzilla, hows it going dude?

    by southafricanguy

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:21 a.m. CST

    IMDB is the dumbest fanboy driven thing on the net

    by MANNZILLA

    Inception is rated the 3rd highest movie ever at this point. Higher than ESB and Raiders. I look at the top 250 on that list and some of those picks makes me want to cry. In no way does it reflect the opinions of the general public because only rabid fanboys take the time to vote on that site.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Southafricanguy

    by MANNZILLA

    Good man how are you?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Didn't have much love for Tron.

    by sam jacksons wig

    Although split by 3 years, the Black Hole all but destroyed my love for SyFy. (although happily it has been re-invigorated by a slew of classics!)

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Fanboys feel they should like Tron.

    by hallmitchell

    The design looks great. It's got computer overtones. I never saw it. I don't know anyone who loves Tron. The film was a flop on release despite nothing looking like it then and since.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Hey Asi, whats up dude? Hows things in

    by southafricanguy

    Portugeul? Its so fucking hot and humid here in Korea, easily the worst Summer I have ever had here. Just uncomfortably hot. And thank you Asimov for being one of the sane people here that realizes that we dont need to compare two awsome directors like Cameron and Nolan, and thats its actually possible to love things about two different directors for completely different reasons. And appreciate different things about the way they make their films, and film action scenes/set pieces...

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:30 a.m. CST

    SCARLETT_JOHANSSONS_BREAST_MILK

    by AsimovLives

    I thhink that in INCEPTION there is all the background there is needed for the drama about Cobb's character. i didn't need anymore to feel and understand his predictment and what made him tick. I also praise INCEPTION for the dramatic and storytelling economy that it presents in that regard. too many movies to over-extend the melodrama stuff to the point that it not only over-stays it's welcome but gallops into total boring clicheddom, but in INCEPTION is was just right.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Speaking of The Matrix

    by hallmitchell

    What have the Wachowskis been up to? Man have they been quit.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:32 a.m. CST

    @sam jacksons wig

    by piltorp75

    ....not be vital to him????? What the fuck did he want???? Tom Hardy KICKED FUCKING ASS in that movie! There was gunfire, hand to hand combat with people fighting for their lives. Jesus! What a piss poor excuse if there ever was one. YES! BUT EVERY FUCKIN BAD GUY IN THE MOVIE IS JUST MADE UP(DREAM SECURITY)...LIKE IN...NOT REAL!! WHO THE FUCK CARE IF THE DIE! ITS NOT VERY EXCITING TO WATCH A BAD GUY DIE WHEN YOU KNOW 10 MORE COULD POP UP IN THE NEXT MINUTE...SINCE THEY ARE NOOOOOT REAL! That said...I liked INCEPTION even if the action scenes lacked real suspence...everybody knew most of the caracters would make it in the end anyway!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:33 a.m. CST

    Im good Manzilla, just dying here in the heat

    by southafricanguy

    of the Korean Summer. Btw dude, have you seen that Cameron told MTV that he is seriously considering filming Avatar 2and 3 back to back?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:41 a.m. CST

    hallmitchell

    by sam jacksons wig

    The Wachowskis have not done very much since speedracer tanked. They are apparently writing a screenplay for a movie called CN9. Don't have a clue what it is about.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Asimov...btw, I also wanted to ask you how it

    by southafricanguy

    was that Portugal was not made part of the united kingdom of Spain?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Sam Jacksons wig...apparantly its about a

    by southafricanguy

    gat relationship between two male soldiers during the Iraq war told backwards from the future. I am seriously not making this up...

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:43 a.m. CST

    piltorp75

    by sam jacksons wig

    Am done with discussing Inception now, my friend. Got an answer from Mr Knowles, which although I disagree with, is all I am going to get. Case closed. And the movie ROCKS.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:45 a.m. CST

    oops, sorry that should have read "gay relatio

    by southafricanguy

    nship"

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:46 a.m. CST

    southafricanguy

    by sam jacksons wig

    Oh......dear. That will have them queuing outside cinemas, wont it? Another "brave" choice.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:47 a.m. CST

    should be interesting if nothing else. Though

    by southafricanguy

    im not sure I could sit through a gay romance as it were....

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:50 a.m. CST

    You said it dude, they are curently looking for

    by southafricanguy

    financing, and something tells me they may be looking for a while. It seems they are really looking to go as non-commercial as they can. Because as you say, I dont see many lining up to see this....

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Goddammit, Harry!

    by Knuckleduster

    Is it impossible to write a review without spoilers? Now I can't read what you have to say about the film. Wank.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:52 a.m. CST

    hallmitchell....same here dude, I have also

    by southafricanguy

    never met anyone that actually like Tron, or has even seen it/heard of it.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim Vs Expendables.

    by tyler_turden

    Seen both, and you know what? I liked the Expendables more. I was actually more invested in the characters in a fucking 80's throwback movie! Scott Pilgim will be a LOT of peoples favourite movie of all time. I thought it was a visually inventive wank. Expendables has heaps of HOLY SHIT action and cunts do not turn to coins afterwards, they turn to bloody mush!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Tyler_Turden

    by sam jacksons wig

    Where did you see them, my friend? Expendables opens 15th here and Pilgrim on 25th.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 7:19 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives, you are so very wrong...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...about Commando. Maybe it's because you aren't a U.S. native? I was 18 when it came out and both I and my friends were howling with laughter both WITH and AT the film, as well as cheering. I know I shouldn't be surprised that you can't grasp that a disposable American pop culture film can be more than one thing at the same time, which you have demonstrated in talkback numerous times, but the steamrolling you back your two-dimensional up with is mindboggling. Have you no shame?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 7:19 a.m. CST

    For Harry...

    by vicmackey1268

    clearly people on here like to bash things just to push peoples buttons. Those people who say they absolutely hate this movie either haven't seen it or just like trying to sound cool to themselves...I doubt that even if the acting is horrible, the dialog is bad, and the movie isn't plotted well...well...that was the 80s... You even said in your review that this is more fun than Rocky or Rambo but not as good by far as Die Hard...that says everything I need to know. If you said it was the perfect movie I would join the people who say the review was a giant ass kissing, but u make the point of saying that all this movie is, is a fun time, and that's what Sly wanted. Especially from the fantastic Comic Con panel, it just looked like these guys had a blast. Stone Cold was great in The Condemned even if the movie wasn't...so the panel was, for me, a way to see Randy, Stone Cold, and Terry around the bigger named stars and they all made me anxious to see them. What put it over the top was your posting of the Sly questions...the man is a genius. now as for Scott Pilgrim....I will not be seeing it for the very reason Sly said: action stars these days sparkle in sunlight, weigh less than I did in junior high, and are the least macho people in movies. they appeal to women and nerds. Every action hero right now seems like they are written to be Peter Parker. The most manly scene in any movie imo is in Predator...Arnold has set up all the traps, in covered in mud, lights the torch, pumps himself up, and let's out the best scream in history...in gives me goosebumps every time and there hasn't been a more manly moment since then. that is what I am looking for in The Expendables...I want a truck flipping while the batpod does a 180 on a building, a red laser slicing through dozens of deadly robots, a spinning hallway anti-gravity fight, a falling/flying tank battle with drones, etc....and I want it done by the masters of my childhood inner action hero...and preferably someone who weighs more than my gf...well Jet Li gets a handicap....cuz he's small.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 7:21 a.m. CST

    "two-dimensional"

    by DocPazuzu

    = "two-dimensional perception"

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Harry loved it. Big surprise there.

    by parissun

    You guys didn't expect anything else did you? This will be an action packed mess. I'm sure people will need to check their brains at the door for this one. No problem with that. I'll wait for this on Netflix in 6 months. Scott Pilgrim does not interest me at all because I'm an over 25 hetero male. What's really funny is that both of these movies will lose at the box office to Eat Pray Love. LOL.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Hey all

    by rogueleader66

    Can't wait to see The Expendables...it's gonna rock big time.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Rouge...whats up dude? Good to see you

    by southafricanguy

    around. Was a bit worried about you after our last discussion dude.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Rouge...whats up dude? Good to see you

    by southafricanguy

    around. Was a bit worried about you after our last discussion dude.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Rouge...whats up dude? Good to see you

    by southafricanguy

    around. Was a bit worried about you after our last discussion dude.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Rouge...whats up dude? Good to see you

    by southafricanguy

    around. Was a bit worried about you after our last discussion dude.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST

    hope you are doing much better my firend

    by southafricanguy

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    SAG

    by rogueleader66

    Well things actually got a bit worse, but I am making it through just fine my friend. Just get tired of the struggle you know? Tired of hearing "have patience things will improve" Fuck that been waiting years for that and it has not happened. Anyways....still hot in your neck of the woods huh? Yea pretty much here too, some days have been cooler, but still unbearable for the most part. Though the beach is quite a feast for the eyes I must say!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim vs Expendables Demographic Breakdown

    by LaserPants

    SP is for alt-hipster-geek kids in their teens and early 20s. Lots of introverted geeks / nerds, emos, indie-kids, both boys and girls, both hetero and homo, will show up for Scott Pilgrim. It'll probably do well as a cult movie. <br><br>Expendables is for gay guys who don't know they're gay. Guys who go to the gym and stare at the other men. I mean, seriously, go through this tb, from GINGER MANBABY's unrestrained masturbation to it on through to the end. All of this breathless talk of sweaty man-on-man action is SUPER GAY. And I mean, there's nothin' wrong with that, obviously, but it's G-A-Y. Oh, also, the entire crowd at Expendables is going to be dudes. So, dudes sitting together in the dark watching a bunch of other sweaty, shirtless dudes manhandle each other and 'splode? You can't get any gayer than that. It's nearly approaching 300 / Top Gun level gay.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:07 a.m. CST

    rogueleader66

    by sam jacksons wig

    Hello my friend! How are you? Sounds a bit iffy from your last post. I hope that things are good for you. Enjoying the beach? I live directly opposite a beach, and the tourists are driving me up the wall! Thank god for double glazing! Blots out the damn noise!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:08 a.m. CST

    southafricanguy

    by AsimovLives

    Well, yeah, it's very hot in here too, as it must be in the northern hemisphere everywhere. But i don't complay. Sure, it's disconfortable, but it's summer, it's supposed to be hot. Big d'uhhh. But it looks i'm made for heat, it's the cold that kicks my ass. Also, consider that in the middle ages global temperatures were higher, and which is why there were trees growing in the south of Greenland, and why the first crusade lost almost half the marmy to heat and sunstroke related fatalities, to add to plague and combat (only one in 3 survived the jorney to Jerusalém).<br><br>Thanks for the kind words, and that's me, i have no truck in comparing two good filmmakers with one another so to "prove" one is bad. That's complete nonsense. It's like when people use Uwe Boll to try to make an argument for Michael Bay as a good filmmaker, when both are terrible shitty filmmakers. I despise that type of loaded dice argumentation tactics.<br><br>The reason Portugal is not part of the United Kingdom Of Spain is because we fought for our independence. Literally. And 3 times in our history. The thing is, Spain had their chance at having Portugal as part of their kingdom, and they blew it.. In 1585, because a dumb ass Portuguese king called Don Sebastião decided to go on a crusade in Morrocco without thinking in leaving behind an heir and securing the perpectuation of his lineage, and then getting himself killed in the Battle of Alcacer Quibir (= Battle of Ksar El Kebir), the kingdom of Spain inhereted the crown of Portugal. And things worked well during the reign of King Philip II of Spain, he was even called the friend of Portugal. Things made a turn for the very worst with the next two kings, Philip II and III of Spain. You remember about the Invenicble Armada, a fleet the spanish came up with to try to invade and subjugate England back into papal catholicism? Well, 1/3rd of the ships were portuguese, and as we all know, and if you seen the movie ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE, the whole spasinsh fleet was destroyed, and with it so was the portuguese. To make matters worst, it ment that we the portuguese also gained the enemies of spain as well, the english, the frernch and the dutch. And that was very costly to our territories we lost in Asia and Africa (we retained the territories in Brazil much due to the efforts of the local colonials who mananged to kick back the dutch onslaught. For example, people take for granted that the dutch were in the eastern indies and Ceilon (Sri Lanka), and the english in India, but much of those inicial positions were conquered from the portuguese during our period as part of spain. So the portuguese decided this was enough already and in 1620 we declard independence form spain and fought for it, sucessfully and definitly. After that, it has been total political independence from Spain. It was the 3rd and last time we the portuguese fought against another iberian power to gain or regain autonomy. So, yeah, the portuguese and the spanish have butted heads a few times throughout history.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST

    EAT PRAY LOVE: The Life Of A Country Priest

    by AsimovLives

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST

    sam

    by rogueleader66

    What's up my brotha! Always a pleasure to talk with you. Yea, hot as hell here, but at least the eye candy is nice and scantily clad.<P>Long story short...just having financial problems, I have since I got divorced, they just don't seem to go away. Without fail, every time things start going good, something comes along and brings me right down to the bottom. Most of it is not my fault....some yes, but most not. I'm in debt to so many people I know because I always have to borrow from people and I hate that. Anyways, like I said, tired of waiting, of being patient. I just want to live...right now I am (barely) surviving, all I want is to be able to just live. Seems like that's too much to ask. But I digress, how are you bro?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    "I was in the bathroom"

    by Trazadone

    Of course you were in the bathroom, Harry, of course you were.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST

    rogueleader66

    by sam jacksons wig

    Oh man that sucks. I wont patronise you by saying that I know what you're going through because I don't, but I know of other people in your situation. Just a thought, but there are people who you can talk to about this kind of thing. Having seen it in action I can fully endorse that kind of action, but hey- it's your life my friend and you don't want to come here to hear me preach. <BR><BR> As for me, I'm absolutely fine thank you very much. No work until Thursday, when I will be working all weekend, but vacation for 2 weeks starts on Monday and I can't wait!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:34 a.m. CST

    sam

    by rogueleader66

    Good for you bro, doing anything on your vacation? <P>To whom are you referring, as in people to talk to? If you are waxing religious on me it's gonna fall on deaf ears LOL. Otherwise, please, enlighten me my friend. I do thank you for not patronizing me, I get that from my family way too much , they have no idea what I am going through and tell me to be patient....easy for someone who has a comfy life to say that.<P>Anyways, enough of my bellyaching. We have Choppah to deal with....ehhhhhh

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    rogueleader66

    by AsimovLives

    Let just hope your old van doesn't bring any more suprises, hem?And no Criterion DVDs and Blu-Rays in the near future. I know hurts, but man, that's life. Of course, it's easy for me to say this shit, right?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    rogueleader66

    by sam jacksons wig

    As far as owing people money; I don't know the specifics of your situation (and they are private as far as I am concerened)but speaking from personal experience nothing beats my youngest brother. <br><br> There are 4 of us, my other brother has his own business, my sister is a nurse and my youngest brother is an alcoholic coke head with no job and owes EVERYONE around him money. He borrowed £8k from me several years back, supposedly to buy a car to enable him to work, and to put down a deposit on an apartment and to furnish it. None of it materialised, and guess what? Never got the money back. I have 2 very expensive cats, and he even tried to sell them behind my back. Needless to say we do not correspond anymore. I have not seen or heard from him in over a year. Just a little family history to share with you. (and everyone who visits this TB....)

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST

    The Choppah has arrived!

    by sam jacksons wig

    All hail the choppah! <br><br>Rogue, no not religeous (I am one of the biggest athiests on the planet. Too much of what I have seen has killed any belief in a god.)But professional psychiatric help from those who understand and are able to put you on the right path mentally and emotionally. It doesn't mean you're mad or anything demeaning, but it means that you have an outlet to express yourself and a sounding board to help you help yourself. Just my 2 cents.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    WTF

    by rogueleader66

    Choppah why the fuck are you copying and pasting my posts again??? You did this shit before and now you have really sunk to a new low. That was from another TB, WTF you freaking tool????

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Guilty of enjoying Dolph Lundgen movies

    by leo54304

    The Defender-has Jerry Springer as the prez, pretty hard to top that. The Peacekeeper-So bad its good, Roy Schreider is the prez. Man, in Dolphs world anyone can be prez. Last, I come in Peace-Dolph as a cop taking on a drug dealing alien with a decapitatng boomerang disc. I shit you not. Missionary Man-Dolph doing the Billy Jack bit. All of them good, dumb fun. Recently some thieves broke into Dolphs home in Spain. Soon as they figured out who it belonged to, left the place without taking anything.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST

    rogueleader

    by sam jacksons wig

    Vacation- staying in the Savoy Sharm, Sharm El Shiekh. First time to Egypt. 7 nights. Should be fun. Second week touring the UK and visiting as many pubs as I can.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Nice sam

    by rogueleader66

    Have an awesome time bro! I need a vacation, and soon LOL.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    "I was in the bathroom"

    by AsimovLives

    Should be the new excuse reviewers should use to justify they not getting a movie and thus put down a good smart movie, or by deliberatly missing a scene that would damned the whole movie and thus justify a possitive review of a really bad movie. "I was in the toilet". "I was in the bog". "I was powdering my nose".

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:04 a.m. CST

    i have arrived

    by Six Demon Bag

    To save this TB from the lameness it has become!!!!!!! ALL HAIL THE CHOPPAH!!!!! <P>see i can cut and paste too..jackass.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:05 a.m. CST

    "i was snorting cocaine in the bathroom"

    by AsimovLives

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    sam jacksons wig ...

    by JackGraham

    are you from the UK, as you mentioned that Licence to kill got a 15 certificate? i love Licence to kill, and find it infinetely more entertaining that Living Daylights. I like that it's the only bond that when released as you said got a 15 cert rather than a PG. Nowadays i'm sure it would get a 12A because it's not that more violent or intense than Daniel Craigs outings. Licence to kill was a failure at the box office, go figure! i think many bond fans complaints with Licence to kill would be that it deviated somewhat from the traditional bond formula, instead opting for a bond on the run storyline, bond going rouge, licence revoked as i think it was called in the states. I also think it was trying to compete with the action films of the day, because Licence to kill definately has a die hard feel to it. the music is by michael kamen, who did Die Hard, and it even stars agent Johnson, robert davi, from Die hard. it's also bloodier and more intense than any previous bond and i personally loved the shift in tone. couple that with two of the most gorgeous ever bond girls, particularly Carey Lowell, and Licence to kill would be in my top 5 bonds. Interestingly,and i'm not one to gossip, but i will today, Timothy Dalton has a child with Oksana Grigoreiva, Mad Mels russian ex.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    LTK

    by rogueleader66

    One of my favorite Bond films, I wish Dalton had done at least one more film, I loved his portrayal of the character.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    THE_CHOPPAH

    by AsimovLives

    That's why i ended my posts as i did, with that pun. Basically, the joke was on me.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Very little point in Harry reviewing this

    by RobFromBackEast

    It was always gonna be a rave. I haven't seen it, and hope its awesome, but again, I didn't even bother reading the review.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Who cares what you want idiot

    by rogueleader66

    Piss off

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Just go away already

    by rogueleader66

    You contribute nothing to the TB's, you are just a jerk off trying to get attention.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Asimov the great ...

    by JackGraham

    Interesting choices ... you're aware of my thoughts on Blade Runner, and I havnt seen 2001 or Citizen Kane, but i will, I'm 30 Asi. You sound like you have alot of love for Living Daylights, but what about Licence to kill, a far more entertaining and gritty Dalton outing. Peoples favourite movies cannot be judged as weak choices because it's subjective isnt it, someone could say their favourite film is Transformers 2 and that's fine. maybe it's their favourite film because they played with transformers as a kid and found transformers 2 to be a reminder of their youth. we can't nit pick their choices because often it comes from an emotional level rather than a technical level. My favourite film is The Shawshank Redemption because that film spoke to me on so many levels. for me it's 2 hours of movie perfection. Goodfellas is another, for different reasons. that movie just never gets dull, it's a tour de force and i absolutely love it, and thirdly i've always loved Dances with wolves. I know that may be regarded as a weird choice, but Dances with wolves never fails to get be bawling my eyes out. and its also the film where one character is me personified, Timmons, the farting belching foul mouthed guide played by Robert Pastorelli. "put that in yer book" lol

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by AsimovLives

    I'm the other way around, i prefer THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS to LICENSE TO KILL.<br><br>But it was fun to see Benicio Del Toro in one of his very early roles. Though i only noticed it was him very recently when i saw a doc about the Bond movies that showed scenes from Bond's fight against Del Toro's thug. But Del Toro must had impressed John Glenn because he cast him in his next movie, that Christopher Columbus he did back in 1992. That was the movie i first noticed Del Toro, as he did had much more to work with, even dialogue, and he made the most of it and was quite impressive, even tole the scenes he was in. Then came THE USUAL SUSPECTS and the rest is history.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Whatever

    by rogueleader66

    I am not wasting my time with someone who trolls TB's and reposts other people's shit....fucking loser.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    The Living Daylights

    by Sailor Rip

    Easily one of the top 5 Bonds.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    I CAME IN PEACE AND DIED HARD!!!

    by tHeGRinGoGenTiLE

    with my rocky cobra in hand.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Asimov

    by rogueleader66

    IS OHMSS your favorite Bond film? If not what is?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    asimov ..

    by JackGraham

    i'd say it's a tossed salad between Diamonds are forever, A view to a kill and Die another day. i thought sean connery looked ridiculous and too old in DAF, and i hated those two fag villians Mr wint and mr kidd, and the whole film was just crap, except plenty o toole, who looked hot in giant 70's panties. a view to a kill was a bond too far for moore, who looked like a tired old war horse. and clearly used a stunt double for even the simplest stunts like jogging. it was also a stupid bond film, beach boys in the soundtrack, comedic policemen, and a weak story. Die another day was just a stupid CGI fest that went way too far, invisible cars, halle berry diving into water 100000 feet below, water surfing etc, terrible.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    asimov worst bond ^ ..

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Harry you cock-ass you went to the john??

    by tHeGRinGoGenTiLE

    screw off, loser. arnie sly and bruce are what some pieces of our curiosity are wrapped around. ugh.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by AsimovLives

    I don't think that any opinion is beyond scrutiny. an di do make a point in establishing a difference between an opinion and a preference. It's preferences that go into the realm of the personal and subjective (for the lack of a beter word), and even the logic behind those can be debated.<br><br>It's with opinions that all bets are off. To try to justify an opinion merely because it's our own is a no-argument. It's nothing. There has to be a reason, and a good reason, behind an opinion, it can't just be based on some spur of the moment thing that was the first thing that popoed on our head at a moment. An opinion is a much more imp+ortant, and i dare say, serious thing that that. There is such a thing as a difference between having an opinion and being opiniated. Many don't see it and many don't even care... or want.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    asimov ...

    by JackGraham

    i was hoping you'd just tell me what your least favourite bond movies are dude ;)

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    rogueleader66

    by AsimovLives

    I have to say, 2005's CASINO ROYALE is my favorite bond movie, because for me it not only works as a bond movie, but as a movei on it's own. OHMSS cames a very close second, though. With such movies as THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS, THE SPY WHO LOVE ME (the only extravagant Bond movie i do have something of a love for), GOLDFINGER. I do am a bit particular to FOR YOUR EYES ONLY because i'm in love with Carole Bouquette in that movie. She is for me the most beautiful Bond Girl ever, which is saying something considering the high level of quality through the saga.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Asimov

    by rogueleader66

    Good choices there my friend, all quality. I am not even sure I can pick a favorite Bond film, but right off I'd have to say Goldfinger, Tomorrow Never Dies, & Casino Royale are among my faves.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by AsimovLives

    My least favorite Bond movie? That's an unusual question. It has to be either THUNDERBOLT or MOONRAKER. Generally speaking i think very poorly of the Moore's Bond movies, with the exception of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and FOR YOUR EYES ONLY.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by sam jacksons wig

    Yes, I'm from and live in the UK. Oddly enough, my friend and I are looking to buy a villa in Portugal (sounds flash, but it is all true.) I love it there- it's a beautiful country. Hired a villa last year and had a great time! <br><br> The violence in LTK and its tone ensured that it unfortunately tanked. The world just wasn't ready for that kind of Bond back then. Shame- Dalton could have done so much more than the cartoony stuff of Brosnan. However, I must admit to loving the reboot from Craig, and hating Quantum so much I threw the DVD in the bin. I am serious. It was bought as a gift and I didn't even unwrap it. It went straight in the bin. <br><br> Daniela Bianchi- from russia with love is my ultimate bond girl. I just fucking love her. The things I would have done to her don't bear talking about..

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    roger moore doing the tarzan call is hilarious ...

    by JackGraham

    from jungle scene in Octopussy, i wanna watch it now it's so funny.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    rogueleader66

    by AsimovLives

    TOMORROW NEVER DIES is a movie that starts very well, and there's some really sharp dialogue at the begining. But the movie then progresses into a banal action movie by the end. Brosnan and Michelle Yong do make a great screen couple and she kicks ungodly amounts of ass. By the way, maybe you ar enot aware of this, but the original choice to play the woman whom bond almost gave up his spy life (at least as portaited in that movie) was not Terry Hatchet. She was a later minute replacement (which futher brough complications because she then got pregnant). No, the original choice of actress was non other then Monica Bellucci. Now, terry is a pretty woman, no doubt, but she is not on the same level of La Monica. Monica is a goddess. It's completly plausible for me that a goddess like La Monica would make even such a shameless philander like James Bond give up not only on his job but on the rest of womankind. Terry, not so much. Terry on the bong girl level is, well, banal.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Asimov

    by sam jacksons wig

    My man, don't you mean Thunderball? My worst has to be A View To A Kill. Not even Walken could save that shit.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Vincent Cassel is a lucky fucker....

    by sam jacksons wig

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    sam jacksons wig ... talk about it ....

    by JackGraham

    i wanna hear what you would have done to her lol ... what part of the U.K? Is it pissing down with rain where you are? I think Asimov is from Portugal. I didnt like Quantum either. It's often a trend with bond to have one good, and then one bad and so on. was def the case with roger moore.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Worst Bond

    by rogueleader66

    For me is Die Another Day....stupid cartoon action, invisible fucking car? Please....nothing could save that movie, even if Halle Berry had shown her tits, it still would have been an epic fail. It actually started off good, the whole Bond being captured and imprisoned, but god it went downhill faster than a runaway train.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Article on best Bond

    by leo54304

    helps to explain a persons favorite Bond. It was in EW and the author thinks its usually the first Bond you saw. To me, it made sense as my favorite Bond was Moore. Why? First Bond I saw was Man with Golden Gun and I thought he was sooo cool. Course now that I'm a lot older my tastes have changed at least twice. But its an interesting idea.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Quantam

    by rogueleader66

    I liked it...not the best but god it was far from the worst IMO. I hope Craig can do another one, I know MGM is in ruins right now, but I hope somehow another Bond with Craig gets done, they guy is all kinds of awesome as Bond.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Re Monica Belluci ...

    by JackGraham

    My brother in law openly admits to finding her rape scene in Irreversible a huge turn on! is that wrong? Sam, agree about a view to a kill, its crap. worsr bond = Die another day.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    By the way, Moore was the perfect Bond for 70s

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    sam jacksons wig

    by AsimovLives

    Can i ask you where in Portugal that villa is situated? Because if the villa is in Alentejo, then the name we give to those in here is "monte". "Monte alentejano". And really, if you ever go to live here we have to met.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    sam jacksons wig

    by AsimovLives

    See? That's how much I dislike that movie that i can't even bother to get he title straight. Thunderball, thunderbolt, same difference to me.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Monica

    by rogueleader66

    Ahhhh saw her for the first time in Brotherhood Of The Wolf....yum. Beautiful woman. Even dirty grimy and sweaty like she was in Tears Of The Sun she was still smokin.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Diamonds are forever is horrible but

    by leo54304

    The one scene with Bambi and Thumper (the 2 lesbians) fighting Bond and doing those floor gymnastics shit, whoa!! Even as a kid I got hard. That and Jill St John almost make it watchable. Almost.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Wasn't Connerys' toupee a Bond gadget?

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    talkbackers can't meet up...

    by Righteous Brother

    it would signal the start of the apocalypse. Not that anybodys asking but I went on Holiday in Portugal last year, Faro, Lagos and Sagres. Glad to see some love for Tomorrow Never Dies here. Its an underrated Bond.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Brotherhood of Wolf worth getting?

    by leo54304

    Mixed bag on that. With some ok with how it turned out and others angry.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST

    leo54304

    by AsimovLives

    I call nonsense to that theory. The first Bond movie i saw was OCTOPUSSY, and is now of the Bond movies ones i most dislike. And i rate Moore as the worst Bond. That theory doesn't hold sway, i'm affraid.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST

    leo

    by rogueleader66

    I think it is worth getting. I saw it in the theaters! Me and a buddy of mine were one of about 10 people there. Glad I saw it on a big screen. That was back when I could actually afford to go to the movies whenever I wanted to.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    leo54304

    by AsimovLives

    BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF kicks ungodly amounts of ass, and not only is it a great action movie, it's aslo pretty smart and clever. And it has female nudity, cortesy of a very naked Monica Bellucci. She is not the only pretty hot babe in the movie, though. But is the one that gets constantly naked. Does this suffice for your possible interest in the movie?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    i'm sold, BOTW is on my must see list

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF: DIRECTOR'S CUT is even better

    by AsimovLives

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Harry sold out years ago

    by Madmarek

    It amazes me some people seem surprised Harry gave a glowing review for Expendables. This was a given since the project was announced.</p> Harry's reviewing credibility was destroyed years ago when he posted two opposite reviews for Armageddon. No-one's expected an honest & unbiased review since..nor have we got one lol.</P> Be honest with yourselves guys, people don't come here for amazing, insightful and honest reviews. They come here to see how bad the train wreck is and to discuss it in TB's!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    i'm sold BOTW:DC is on my must see list

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Asimov

    by rogueleader66

    Have not seen the DC of Brotherhood....how much extra stuff is in it?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    i forgot this TB was about Expendables

    by JackGraham

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    No problem Asimov

    by leo54304

    Now that I've had time to remember more, the writer also did a lunch interview with Moore at the time and broached him with the idea. Course the writer said Moore was his favorite Bond. Octopussy was bad but it had a decent opening escape with the mini plane and the song "All time high" was good. Louis Jourdan as a villain? Weak. He was better in "Swamp Thing" hamming it up as the bad guy.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Diamonds Are Forever also had

    by skimn

    Lana (Natalie's little sis gives me)Wood, and the gayest hitmen in the history of cinema. Yes, being early '70s, their homosexuality was played for cheap, easy laughs but it's Crispin Glover's Dad! And you see where he got it from! It's all there in its Glover-ness.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    holy shit that was crispin glovers dad?

    by JackGraham

    it amazes me what you learn on here.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    With expendables, know its an 80s action flick

    by leo54304

    But it doesn't hold the allure it does for others. Maybe because I'v seen movies like Dirty Dozen, Dogs of War, Wild Bunch, etc where in that business your buddies die. Wish that at least someone would kick the bucket. Remember the movie "Wild Geese"? You could see what was going to happen at the end but still was cool.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Asi

    by sam jacksons wig

    It's in a place called Viana Do Castelo, outside of Ponte De Lima on the A27. Absolutely beautiful. Just fell in love with the place. <br><br> JackGraham, what I would have done to her? Put it this way, she would have a hard time walking, talking, chewing and shitting for a while.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    I stopped reading

    by redkamel

    ...about halfway through. I felt like I was reading a review of a gay porno. <P>Im still seeing it though, don't get me wrong. <p> Also...Mel Gibson? Yeah...hes not what I would call an "action star". They should have Arnie yelling "ged do da joppah!" as his cameo, Kurt Russel and Clint Eastwood in there.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Christoper Walkens speech in "Dogs of War"

    by leo54304

    I still remember most of it after all these years: Its your fight, your country, remember: Kimba,kick his ass!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    rogueleader66

    by AsimovLives

    It's about 20 more minutes of extra stuff, which whole new sequences. It makes much more clear some of the stuff that happens in the movie and which, in the theatrical cut, looked like it happened with no apparent reason. I suspect the only reason those 20 minutes were cut was merely time constrains, as the movie is 150 minutes in the theatrical version already. But the added 20 minutes of the DC in nothing affects the pacing of the movie, it even makes it feel more complete.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    sam jacksons wig

    by AsimovLives

    Itr's not my area, as i live fither south in Almada, on the other side of the River Tagus form lisbon. But yeah, it's a very beautiful zone, near the Serra da Estrela. Truly well chosen zone. and really, whenever you settle down, tell me, i'll pay you a visit. It's no more then one hour by car from where i live, traveling by the A27.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Tom Hanks had a great quote in Bachelor Party

    by leo54304

    Hey, if she can walk I don't know my business.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Mel Gibson is not an action star?

    by AsimovLives

    What were the Mad Max and Leathal Weapon movies then? Movies about people sipping tea?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    DOGS OF WAR

    by AsimovLives

    Much forgotten cult classic, it's good to see that some of the new guys are gaining a new love and appreciation for it.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Asi im still waiting for you to fly to scotland ..

    by JackGraham

    what gives?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Heard Cruise wants to take role of Van Helsing

    by leo54304

    Looking for another franchise now that MI is done?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    How badass is THE DOGS OF WAR?

    by AsimovLives

    The title cames from Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar: "Cry, 'Havoc!', and let slip the dogs of war!" Kick ass!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by AsimovLives

    What gives? Well, the fact that on average portuguese salaries are 1/3rd of those in Britain. It would take me a while to get enough finances to do vacations on such an expensive place as the UK.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Dogs of War

    by leo54304

    Was just sooo real about the merc business. And Walken played the perfect merc. Learned so much about the merc business and the men themselvs. Have the book with one of those great 70s covers. The book was perfect reading for the time back when 3d world nations had cold war conflicts, rich guys trying to take over those governments either with mercs or buying them outright. And no GPS or computers. If you were out in the bush you were by yourself except for radio or walkie talkie. The world sure has gotten smaller hasn't it thanks to technology.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    leo54304

    by AsimovLives

    There is talks of a 4th MI movie, with Brad Bird as direcgor and Tom Ego Cruise and Jar Jar Abrams as producers, with the two clowns Orci and Kurtzman as writers.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Oh really, I thought it ran into problems

    by leo54304

    Think I got it mixed up with the Bond franchise. MI3 wasn't bad but the other two, ehhhh.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Asimov

    by sam jacksons wig

    Not just talk, it's actually happening. Cruise has had his salary slashed as his box office appeal and draw have diminished. He is working for scale with a tidy back end deal if it breaks even. <br><br> As for visiting- no worries. You might find us erm....stuck up slightly (it's a money thing unfortunately, and also what we do for a living)but you're welcome to visit when we get there. I am down to earth, but my wife and kids are erm....very designer. Oh well, my wife is a great shag so I find it's ok. <br><br> Oh I hate saying what I just said (not about the shag) but it's the truth. I'm very honest- it's one of my major drawbacks. Now I sound like a complete cock head.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    This movie also missed Seagal. Vern must be crushed...

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    ...but at least he made it into Machete. I'll see both.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    AsimovLives

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    You must admit, though, that nobody delivers that Julius Caesar line quite like General Chang in Undiscovered Country. Even if it ain't in the original Klingon when he does.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    sam

    by rogueleader66

    Don't insult yourself, you are good people bro, a gentleman and a scholar...except when it comes to Bay LOL.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Trek/Caesar

    by rogueleader66

    That's what came to mind when I saw that quote, Chang in Trek VI, he was awesome.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    sam jacksons wig

    by JackGraham

    does your wife read your posts? also, can we hear more about how great a shag she is please? and since your so honest, what are her measurements? ;)

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Is Nighthawks available at all on DVD??

    by skimn

    I haven't seen that for eons, the last time on HBO. Love to see it again not just for Stallone and Billy Dee, but for a pre-Blade Runner Rutger Hauer. Seem to remember it being a pretty decent cop flick, not cartoony.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, noon CST

    Skimn

    by JackGraham

    its available on LoveFilm.com, I just saw it last week, i thought it was quite good, obviously very dated, and sly looks like pacino in serpico, and sly in a wig is unintentionally very funny. there are no late fees with LoveFilm.com so you could rent it and never return it!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, noon CST

    First Tom Cruise I saw: Losin' It

    by leo54304

    Teen sex film. Tom and his high school buddies head down to Tiajauna in early 60s to lose their virginity. Shelly Long and Jackie Earl Haley is in it. For decades the face was famiiar but couldn't put a name to it. Anyway, Jackie is the horniest of them all and likes to emulate Frank Sinatra right down to the hat. He is so funny when he explains to some mexican boys he's looking to fuck a senorita. He even acts it out. God, I watched it on betamax. Thats how long ago it was.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by sam jacksons wig

    does your wife read your posts? <br><br> Oh god , no. Thank goodness. <br><br> Measurements? I will only say the following- size 8, big tits, brunette, long hair, green eyes, totally smart, massive IQ, career woman who I can't believe I landed. (Oh she would kill me!)And a great shag. Marvelous infact. <br><br> Rogue- thank you.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    sam jacksons wig

    by AsimovLives

    You sound like a very alright guy, you sound like my kinda guy, so, i think we would get along just fine. I mean, two movie geeks with similiar tastes, and i do speak the language, your language (hope you will try learn bit of ours, it would look great to the portugueses you would interact with. The day is gone when we used top put up with supeior complexes form the brits, this is the 21th century now). And really, you sound like you married with Victoria Bechkam.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    BTW since Sly got his knob polished by Harry

    by skimn

    Can we please get a new animation?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    GreatWhiteNoise

    by AsimovLives

    You can't properly understand Shakespeare until you hear it in it's original klingon.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    anything with Moore...

    by vicmackey1268

    ...except for Spy Who Loved Me...is and will always be the worst...followed by ohmss and then the last two brosnan films, then Connery's last two (including never say never again)...frwl, cr, Thunderball, goldfinger, goldeneye, and Dr no are all the best.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    skimn

    by AsimovLives

    Behare of what NIGHTHAWKS you are getting, there is another movie called that that'd about a bunch of ugly english blokes going nightclubbing.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    "Tak bah...tak beh....ha ha ha ha ha"

    by rogueleader66

    Its sad that I know a phrase in Klingon.....I really have no life LOL.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    In space all warriors are cold warriors

    by rogueleader66

    Gotta love General Chang

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    rogueleader66

    by AsimovLives

    Don't put yourself down so much. you know how Roland D. moore started his career on TV? By being the klingon expert in THE NEXT GENERATION. He's not doing too bad himself as of the moment.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    I saw brotherhood..

    by emeraldboy

    on dvd twice. the dvd was faulty and I had send it back as rental. saw it again. all the way through. the movie becomes a convulted mess towards the end, story wise. and there is a lots sweeping shots of the french countryside and slowed down sweeping shots of long flowing capes. shots of french decadance. and its a monster movie.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    rogueleader66

    by AsimovLives

    Don't put yourself down so much. you know how Ronald D. Moore started his career on TV? By being the klingon expert in THE NEXT GENERATION. He even helped a lot developing the language. He's not doing too bad himself as of the moment.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Thank you

    by skimn

    Jack Graham, I'll have to check it out.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    emeraldboy

    by AsimovLives

    It dlosn0'tbecame a convulted mess by the end, it becames smarter and more ambitious, you have to pay attention. Yeah, an action movie where you have to think while watching, fancy that!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Harry get a new DVD column up

    by shiekybaby

    you fat ginger piece of shit.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    leo54304

    by AsimovLives

    You could say that the MI4 movie has run into trouble, since it's in the fetid hands of Jar Jar Abrams, Orci and Kurtzman.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Why TY Asimov

    by rogueleader66

    Although I am not doing quite so well as Mr. Moore.<P>But yea, I wear my geekdom proudly. When my friends want to know a Huttese quote (language of the Hutts in Star Wars for the one or two people who don't know that LOL) IN THE LANGUAGE, they just ask me. My step daughter just looked dumbfounded as I was watching Star Wars one day and was reciting Greedo's lines verbatim.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    I knew it, I knew you were going to do it Asimov

    by leo54304

    Still funny though.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Hmmmm.

    by sam jacksons wig

    My wife has about 2 million billion times the brains victoria beckham has, but I wish we were as flush. She is very beautiful, but I would say that. Most men find her over powering, but that is a side effect of who she is and what she has accomplished. <br><br> My youngest daughter takes after her (and looks like her)so much it's spooky. My eldest looks and acts like me- she is determined to become a dentist, and has complete tunnel vision- she will get it or else.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    you go for a pee during movies?

    by snaredrum

    bad form, peter! plan your loo breaks tactically!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Tom Cruise in Losin it: it's before his cheekbone implants

    by UltraTron

    You can easily see Tom's face change dramatically from that film. His cheekbone implants are definately well done. I think he might have pec implants as well. I'm the only person to ever point out Tom cruise's cheekbone implants first brought to my attention by his hairdresser. She could see the implant scars under his hairline. Anyways it's night and day. He's got em. Looks like a completely different guy in losin it

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    sam

    by rogueleader66

    My kids all seem to take after me for the most part. Looks wise they are all my side of the family. My oldest son (10yrs old) is a carbon copy of me, my daughter (also 10) looks very much like my sister, and my youngest (boy, 8) looks like me and maybe a tiny bit like the ex's brother, but that's as much as they get from her. Seeing the kind of kid the ex made with her new husband, it's crystal clear where they get their genes. So while the ex may have gotten everything in the divorce, I have my revenge in the fact that every day she has 3 living breathing reminders of me, no matter how much she tries to pretend they are not mine, she can never deny that they are.<P>Fuck, she even has my kids calling their stepfather "dad" which pisses me off to no end. I have voiced my objections, but of course it falls on deaf ears. She just doesn't want people to know hers is a broken family, she must maintain an image of perfection. It really got to me when at my son's little league game one day his coach referring to his "dad" and I was standing right there...making it clear the bitch introduces her new spouse as the father of MY kids. One day things are going to get real ugly, I can tell, it's heading in that direction.<P>Again I am ranting about my life...oh well LOL

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Wouldn't surprise me if he had surgery Ultra

    by leo54304

    Isn't that something Hollywood studios have always done. Get someone new that has moneymaking potential under contract and quietly have some nip-tuck done. Hey, if hollywood could pay for Judy Garlands abortions and pill habit, they'd do Cruises cheekbones without a second thougt. Thanks for the info.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Harry nods off during Inception..takes a piss break

    by skimn

    (which has got to take about ten minutes, considering the logistics) during this...and you call yourself a reviewer? Granted the Willis-Arnold-Stallone scene IS more of a stunt than story telling, but you missed the entire scene?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Gay Porn

    by barrymore_is_a_Dude

    Thanks Harry - I did want to see this movie but due to this homo erotic review you posted I just can't bear the thought of you pleasuring your self because your man crushes are all on the screen together. Did you run this one by anyone for some feedback? Anyone would have told you to go easy on the GAY bro - you took a pretty manly flick and reduced it to some some pretty bad internet fan written erotica. Even if sly is your "buddy" he is probably a little dispointed with this drivvel your wrote pimping out his movie - and I mean literally pimping it out...

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Testicular masterpiece

    by Abominable Snowcone

    of manish awesomery<p> Those are scary words

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    If Harry saw Inception

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I'll be he dozed off into a dream-within-a-dream-within-a dream...of testicular awesome manish masterpieces before feeling the "kick" of a full bladder compelling him to the restroom

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Harry jerking off

    by DeadAtRecess

    Yeah...if you wanna talk about spanking it to a movie then review porn. This is a movie about men with guns. Please don't talk about jerking off throughout any future reviews. And also, I remember that you liked Phantom Menace and Armageddon, so I will wait for The Expendables to be on cable to watch it as you have zero credibility. Sorry dude, but it's the truth.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Harry, I thought John Holmes was dead

    by leo54304

    Maybe Harry watched the extendables. You know 80s male porn stars with huge dicks reuniting for one last porn movie.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    ive just cut my toenails ...

    by JackGraham

    and then on the demand of my gf, hoovered them up from the floor. has anyone ever had an ingrown toe nail on either of the two large toes? i had once and it was a killer. i'm fine now. my gf says ive got the weirdest toe nails ever. they are really sharp and tough, and i dont file the edges cos i cant be arsed doing that, so at night when im tossing and turning in bed i often accidentally stab her legs with my tallons. she says my toe nails are like daggers. does anyone else have toenail issues? as this is a film site i better say something related. i love die hard.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    The worst five Bond movies are...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    in no partuclar order: Diamonds are Forever; The Man with the Golden Gun; A View to a Kill; Die Another Day; and Tomorrow Never Dies.<p>AsimovLives, shame on you for relegating the excellent Thunderball to the bottom of the pack. Aside from some poor pacing, it has Connery at the very top of his game, a great villainess, some amazing production values and action scenes, and a serious and gritty tone (as do all the first 4)that would soon start to erode with the next movie in the series on. Moonraker is ridiculous but thoroughly enjoyable as excessive 70's high camp, if not a credible Bond movie. The true worst are dumb AND tedious.<p>The worst Bond is also Pierce Brosnan. He wasn't bad per se, but brought nothing new to the role whatsoever. He was a store front mannequin or video game simulacrum of the 'ideal' James Bond, a greatest hits of the qualities of the past actors. Moore was a silly Bond, but unique and enjoyable on his own terms. Lazenby was barely an actor and only had the great fortune to be in one of the best in the series, thus making him look better than he actually was. Connery, Dalton and Craig are all terrific in various aspects.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    I feel terrible to say

    by rogueleader66

    That I actually enjoyed The Man With The Golden Gun....I don't know why, it is really weak as a Bond film goes, but I own it and still watch it on occasion. At a loss to explain that one.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Turd ...

    by JackGraham

    i agree with your list. For all its dumb excess moonraker is enjoyable, if for nothing else jaws getting the girl, jaws and bond fighting on a cable car and the total bad assness of drax, who conveys his evilism by eating cucumber sandwiches.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:41 p.m. CST

    JackGraham

    by cyberskunk

    Yes, I have had bad ingrown toenails on my big toes. In high school, it was murder. I was playing basketball and someone stepped on my foot coming down from a jump. I screamed in pain and limped off the playing field. My sock had blood on it. I've had an entire big toenail pulled out twice in a procedure and the 2nd time, the nail bed was disturbed and it didn't grow back normally afterwards. <p> I didn't see Die Hard in the theater, but I saw it on television and enjoyed it. I think I would've liked it more in a theater.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    My secret favorite Bond

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Never Say Never Again.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Rouge ..

    by JackGraham

    Theres no shame in admitting that you enjoy a shitty bond film and the man with the golden gun is no exception because ... Christopher lee is one of bonds best foes, miss goodnight is so stupid it almost requires repeat viewings to laugh at her, nic nac was the verne troyer of his day, the finale in which bond and scarymother face off in what appears to be a theme park is cool, there is some classic shitty 70's martial arts action and of course that stunt where the car goes ... wooooooo ..... wooooooooo. oh and lets not forget sherriff j.w pepper of louisianna "lets go get em boy"

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Jaws GF with the big tits?! Forgot about her

    by leo54304

    Remeber on the space station when Moonraker told Jaws his GF would have to die. And the camera for a moment focused on her looking like Bambi with big tits, then Jaws lashing out at the henchmen. Yeah that moment rocked!! Stupid cheeziness but man that was funny.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Golden gun: the martial arts school fight

    by leo54304

    only thing missing was "Kung Fu Fighting" in the background.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Why has Christopher Lee has never got his teeth fixed

    by leo54304

    He's a decent actor but Dracula with bad teeth I never understood. And if you're the worlds most expensive assassin you think he could afford a decent dental plan.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Thanks, now I gotta clean Harry's gizz

    by AGNT009

    off my keyboard

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Golden Gun: Two words

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Third nipple.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    @GreatWhiteNoise

    by scors54

    That could be because Chang was played by Christoher Plummer--a GREAT Shakespearian actor who played Marc Antony several times onstage (it's his line)--as well as Hamlet and Lear and the rest, along with that god-forsaken "Eidelweisse" schlock...

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    Tomorrow never dies worst Bond fight scene ever

    by leo54304

    Bond was being held in a tv studio and had to fight his way to freedom. Used props, basic boxing techniques and dodging items thrown at him. One of Britains deadliest secret agents, I think not.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Moonraker also has the awesome moment where

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    Bond shoots a sniper out of a tree on Drax's estate while pheasnat shooting. "You missed, Mr. Bond" Roger (arched eyebrow): "...did I?" That, and a pigeon doing a double take, one of the stupidest things I've ever seen in a movie.<p>I used to hate Monnraker, but it makes me laugh so I can't hate it anymore. I really came around to it. I think it also has Bond's highest lay count in any of the movies (except maybe OHMSS where he was serial bed hopping), including a Brazilian chick that Moore urges to disrobe a bare two minutes after meeting her, with the mere cosmic power of his eyebrows.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Oh really 00snowcone

    by leo54304

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Don't remind Harry of the 3d nipple snowcone

    by leo54304

    Who knows how he might describe it.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    lol Turd ...

    by JackGraham

    the power of moores eyebrows eh. sheer magnetism darling.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Moonraker

    by Abominable Snowcone

    What was the main girl's name in Moonraker? She was one of my faves.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Cyberskunk ...

    by JackGraham

    ouch! i hope you dont mind but i laughed at your scenario. i often laugh at other peoples pains. for example, if a guy got kicked in the nuts, id laugh. cyberskunk whats your thoughts on roger moores eyebrows?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Snowcone

    by rogueleader66

    Holly Goodhead played by Lois Chiles I believe.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    ab snowman .... holly goodhead

    by JackGraham

    yes thats right ... goodhead.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Yes! Good call rogue

    by Abominable Snowcone

    And was it Bach in Spy Who Loved Me? She was yummy, too

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Agent XXX, wasn't it?

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    They were none too subtle with the innuendoes by the time they got to the Moore films!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Holly Goodhead, yep looked it up on wikipedia

    by leo54304