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Harry's DVD Picks & Peeks - 2nd wk of Feb 2011: FIVE CORNERS, ALIEN Anthology Special set, Exploitation, Early Pitt & much more!!!

Hey folks, Harry here with the latest DVD PICKS AND PEEKS – This has been another hard week of Rehab, but the column, and going through the BluRays and DVDs prepping for it – well… it’s my simple pleasure through this whole process. This is literally the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It isn’t so much the building of muscles, so much as reestablishing connections with the muscles and my mind. Through it all, some days – it’s just watching these films – gathering my thoughts that actually centers me and keeps me going. After all – 15 years ago when I was paralyzed… that’s how this whole site started. Now, it’s helping me again. Thank you for being there for me to write to and provide this content. As always, the images and links will take you over to Amazon, where you can learn more about the items in question – and purchase them, if you feel so motivated. If you do, a small portion of the price goes to keep this column going – and to frankly helping me out with some of these hospital bills which – well, every bit helps. So thanks to all that shop with this column. It is greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011


 



FIVE CORNERS (Blu Ray)

Now this – this was an absolute delight. This came out when I was a Sophmore in High School, I’m pretty sure it never played Wichita Falls – and I never caught it on Cable and nobody had ever mentioned it. On the worst day of Rehab – when I was exhausted – and just about everything felt shitty – I climbed back into bed, put this movie on – and was enraptured for the duration. Starring crazy young versions of Jodie Foster, Tim Robbins and a fucking jaw-dropping John Turturro – this post-Assassination of MLK & JFK, but pre RFK… This is about a specific neighborhood in the Bronx… and I swear to Christ that John Turturro is playing KING KONG, that Jodie Foster is Fay Wray and that Tim Robbins is Bruce Cabot. Turturro does shit that will shock you, thrill you and delight you. He is a beast of a man, unleashed from prison and determined to be extinguished quickly. Everything about this film is electrifying. I absolutely love it. I love the red arrows, the elevator flirtations, the St Bernard, the Penguins and a host of other weird shit that just keeps the film from ever being even the slightest bit ordinary. If great acting and story telling is your thing – this is for you!




I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (Blu Ray)

The colors on this transfer just pop! So vibrant. This is an exploitation film about rape and revenge. Instantly, that is not for many people. That said, I don’t feel this film is a film to get erotic pleasure from, the acts are truly horrifying – I actually find myself wondering what would become of Camille Keaton’s character after the end of the film. Where would her life take her? This is an infamous film – pure exploitation and a beloved title in that brand. Personally, I prefer the atmosphere of this film to the sequel – it feels… natural. Although… well, I’ll get to that with the next one.




I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE remake (Blu Ray)

If you can’t handle the original film, there is no way you’ll be able to take the remake. BUT – if you like the HOSTEL movies – in particular, the second film – then I would whole-heartedly recommend this film. Again, it is about the loathsome act of Rape and Revenge. Sarah Butler’s degradation is simply horrifying, and the humiliation along with brutality is something that can not easily be forgotten. That said, the revenge is much more elaborate than in the first film – with a couple of them being some of the most seriously fucked up revenge things that I’ve ever seen. Lesson? Don’t ever rape anyone.




PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 (Blu Ray)

Technically not a 2, but a prequel, just the second one released. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 is generally considered by many to be a superior film to the original. I’m not allowed to watch it till Yoko gets back from Vegas, where she’s been for the last several days. The world conspired against us seeing it in theaters, which sounds crazy, but honestly – we prefer to watch these films when it is just the two of us – and at our creaky house with it’s own… personality. Because it is scarier – and when watching spook-fests, it is sometimes best to watch them when you’re silly reaction will not disturb others. I’m mainly talking about Yoko – cuz she gets crazy silly.




LEGENDS OF THE FALL (Blu Ray)

There’s something about LEGENDS OF THE FALL that just falls flat for me. It is a stunning watch, beautifully photographed, a wonderful score… but it falls painfully short of being an epic for me. I think it really comes down to me not being able to imagine Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt and Aidan Quinn all being related in the slightest. Then Julia Ormand… well, she didn’t take me. There’s just something limp about the whole thing, even if Brad Pitt is pretty damn great in the film. That said, it is an incredibly lovely film. Just one I don’t really enjoy. If you do love it though, you can’t beat watching it on BluRay – it is stunning.




ONG BAK 3 (Blu Ray)

I fucking hate this movie. I hate it completely. I can’t even watch it for just the action. The film is just complete trash next to the first two. The fight scenes are over edited, the story telling is sloppy – and Tony Jaa – who has the capacity to be incredibly charismatic… is not in here. I’m not real sure which person at AICN said that “The Fight Sequences Are Second To None” – but if I found out, I’d sit them down and show them a good 20-30 films with superior fight sequences – including ONG BAK and ONG BAK 2. That isn’t to say this is in the top 50 Martial Arts films of all time, that’s just how much patience I would have with properly educating the AICN writer that got blurbed for this shit. Rent it or Netflix it if you must, but under no circumstances will you be happy with this purchase.




UNCLE BUCK (Blu Ray)

A film that literally makes me gleefully happy. I love UNCLE BUCK – I love that it’s by John Hughes, I love Macaulay Culkin in the film – but most of all… I love John Candy. John Candy was one of those actors, like Belushi and Farley – that I just loved. All 3 died early and what work of theirs that we do have is what makes these guys live on. That said, this is my personal favorite John Candy film. It has continued to grow on me, and I think that is mainly because… well now I’m an adolescent Uncle. This Blu-Ray is under $10 at Amazon – and man… if that doesn’t get you clicking… you must be a little dead inside. Cuz this $10 buys you a lot of smiles!




THELMA & LOUISE (Blu Ray)

20th Anniversary – that’s crazy. When I was in my second year of college, I got a preview pass for this – The film is one of Ridley Scott’s very best. Geena and Susan are amazing. Brad Pitt is physical perfection. And the film is a legend for women. The infamous ending is one of those that I love talking about. It’s just, the most over the top – but for me – I see it like I do SHANE. Or the end of EL CID. “and they rode into Legend!” Here’s the extras you get:
• Commentaries:
       ◦ Ridley Scott
       ◦ Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis and Callie Khouri
• Deleted and extended scenes
• Extended ending (with commentary by Ridley Scott)
• Documentaries and featurettes, including "Thelma and Louise: The Last Journey"
• Original theatrical featurette (with and without promotional narration)
• Multi-angle storyboards: The Final Chase
• Music video: Glenn Frey, "Part of You, Part of Me"
• Trailer and TV spots




MY SOUL TO TAKE (Blu Ray)

I might just be terribly bored in the hospital, but I’d heard this was just a loathsome pile of shit – and I found it anything but. Looking at the cover of the BluRay, I saw that cast and just thought… Ok – so this is one of them Kevin Williamson-esque slasher flicks – but what I found when I watched it was kind of hilarious – and I don’t think it was unintentional. I mean, when you have a Jesus Freak High School girl telling a kid, “If it gets too hot, turn up the Prayer Conditioning” – how do you not laugh. In fact, my favorite aspect of this film is the utterly ridiculous High School dynamic which feels like SCREAM cross-bred with MEAN GIRLS. Utterly unrealistic – and to such a degree that you wonder if anyone in the film has ever even been to high school. And as a result, I found it funny. Then – the horror aspects – yeah, there’s a tad of SCREAM… but it’s the whole FIRST POWER aspect that killed me. And beyond anything, I had a blast with the opening of this film. It was just very fucked up and kind of cool. Sue me, I liked it. It’s definitely a bit trashy – and far below what I expect and want from Wes Craven, but ya know – I had fun with it.




AMARCORD (Criterion Blu)

I loved AMARCORD long before I ever saw it. How can I say that? Simply. In High School, I got a Nina Rota soundtrack collection from my father for Christmas – and I fell in love with the music for this film. AMARCORD’s score is made up of stuff from throughout Fellini and Rota’s partnership and the film is a crazed false recollection that bounces about and involves all manners of amazing and unconventional story telling devices. The characters that Fellini peppers this film with do more with their brief moments upon screen – that most major characters in modern cinema. The film is absolutely delightful. Spielberg did blame AMARCORD for why he was not nominated for Best Director for JAWS – but I’m sure that Spielberg could hardly begrudge the master. Even if somewhere in Quint is hatred for this film! I’m sure of it. Criterion did an exquisite job on this Blu Ray – and here are the rich collection of extras:
Restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
Audio commentary by film scholars Peter Brunette and Frank Burke
Fellini's Homecoming, a forty-five-minute documentary on director Federico Fellini's complicated relationship to his hometown and past
Video interview with star Magali Noël
Fellini's drawings of characters in the film
Felliniana, a presentation of ephemera devoted to Amarcord
Archival audio interviews with Fellini and his friends and family, by film critic Gideon Bachmann
Restoration demonstration
Deleted scene
American release trailer
Optional English-dubbed soundtrack
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by scholar Sam Rohdie, author of Fellini Lexicon, and the full text of Fellini's 1967 essay My Rimini




MIDDLE MEN (Blu Ray)

Sexy, Funny & true. The story of the guys that literally changed the entire world of commerce and the result is something so much crazier than anything in THE SOCIAL NETWORK. I mean, the most scandalous thing in that film was a guy feeding a Chicken some chicken or maybe some drug use. But in MIDDLE MEN… there’s bodies. The mob is involved. There’s Porn Stars. Violence and it is all kinds of amazing. I can’t recommend checking it out enough. If you love BLOW – you’ll love MIDDLE MEN.




TAMARA DREWE (Blu Ray)

Here’s one of the films that I greatly prefer to KING’S SPEECH. Stephen Frears’ TAMARA DREWE is the best comic book adaptation of 2010 at the very least. Of course, technically it was a Graphic Novel by Posy Simmonds and instead of superheroes and non-stop fights, this is the story about a young lady who had a nose job and suddenly became a stunning beauty, the title character – Tamara Drewe. Once stunningly beautiful she decides to use her newfound beauty… well – you should just see the movie. The original graphic novel was informed by Thomas Hardy’s FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD – but I have to say – you should love this film. This is the film I’ve been waiting for from Gemma. After you see this, you see how wasted she was in CLASH and PRINCE. She was capable of such wonderful sexy and subtle work – filled with emotion and presence. This really should be seen by a large large audience, it was terribly overlooked last year.




A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT (Blu Ray)

This is magic from Robert Redford. One of the most magically shot films ever. Captured beautifully upon Blu Ray – and it really really is something to see. Watching it here in the hospital on my tiny portable Blu Ray player – just kind of drives me batty, because I know that on a big screen, it would be, just astonishing. There are scenes in this movie that are so beautifully captured that you just sit with a goofy grin wishing you could fly fish with even an ounce of the skill that you’re seeing in this movie. I love it. For one, I’m a huge Tom Skerritt geek. And he’s wonderful in this film. Brad Pitt also shines in this early role. Yeah, this is just one of those films that you watch with your parents – you watch you’re your kids before a fishing trip – or… just to remember exactly how beautiful our world can be when captured by someone as talented as Philippe Rousselot. Just jaw-dropping!




WUSA

Watched this the other day, had never heard of it. This is a Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward (his wife) flick that also has an incredibly creepy Anthony Perkins. WUSA is a conservative Radio Station in New Orleans that reports the news with a very staunch Right Wing slant – who knows –Rupert Murdoch might have seen this film around the same time that Rush Limbaugh did and just decided… Yeah, this is what I want to do. After all this is a film from 1970. The most amazing performance in the film is Pat Hingle’s conservative Station Owner – and all manners of scary oddness takes place here. That said – this film takes twists and turns that you will not expect. The film is totally worth checking out for Hingle – and for Perkins’ bizarre photographic predilections that will just kind of disturb you because… you know… he’s Norman Bates.




ALIEN Anthology (Egg Packaging) (Blu Ray)

Ok – as we all know – the ALIEN ANTHOLOGY Blu Ray that came out last year was clearly the best fucking set that came out last year. The mastering on those Blu Rays were simply as great as I’ve ever seen. Not only that, but the presentation in that book was one of the sweetest that I have. Absolutely exquisite. For me – that’s the version to have. It’s cheaper than this, which sells on AMAZON for $149.99 – but here – you get a SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLE case that holds the whole set. Everything you got in that book – is here… plus a pretty damn sweet Alien with an Egg… the perfect EASTER present for the Geek in your family! SO – it all depends how you like to have your BluRays and Home Entertainment. I have a few sculptural BLU RAY cases around – my fave being the OWLSHIP and the JACK SKELLINGTON Bust… So take a look and think if you or someone you love has a need for this baby! The BLU RAYS are amazing.




FLIPPER (Blu Ray)

I hated this movie. And for a long time, I hated Elijah Wood for it. I remember when I was talking with Robert Rodriguez about THE FACULTY and he told me he had cast Elijah in the lead role, I asked him – “Do you want me to hate the film?” It wasn’t that Elijah was a bad juvenile actor – he wasn’t. It was just… man – FLIPPER, I hated. So the first time I met Elijah, I asked him… “Dude, why’d you make FLIPPER?” And Elijah looked me dead in the eye and said, “Ya know – I just thought it’d be fun to spend a summer swimming with dolphins when I was a kid.” And I totally felt like an asshole. Shit, how cool would that be. Rewatching this – it is still, not a very good movie, but if you watch Elijah – you can see how happy he is with that dolphin. Plus, hell – he got to hang out with Crocodile Dundee! That said – I recommend watching THE COVE instead.




THE SINISTER EYES OF DR. ORLOFF

More deviant sick awesomery from Jess Franco. I really enjoyed William Berger’s DR ORLOFF quite a bit, but then I love the notion of crazed demented hypnotists with an evil agenda. If you like Jess Franco flicks, this is another good one.




SAFE… NOT SORRY (Classic Educational Shorts Volume 3)

I find these hilarious. Old educational films that they used to show in schools when teachers would break out with a 16mm projector – you look at them today and god forbid you try to use them to teach your kids about oh – a Schoolhouse Fire, Child Molestors, and other bits of crazyness. Pretty awesome stuff. If you’re into it.




THE CELLULOID SALESMAN (Classic Educational Shorts Volume 4)

Salesman films – wow. This shit is hilarious. And bizarre.




DINOSAUR (Blu Ray)

The opening 14 minutes are so are amazing. The film was once planned to be basically be the dream of what Willis O’Brien and Ray Harryhausen had always dreamt of. Just a film about the life of prehistoric Dinosaur times. No talking Dinosaurs – just a beautiful look in a time that most geeks would kill for a great look at. Sadly, the film devolves from there. There’s gorgeous animation at work, but it just isn’t what it could have been. That’s a shame. But I do love watching that opening, especially in 1080p.

Next week, we will take a look at UNSTOPPABLE, WAITING FOR SUPERMAN, LAST TANGO IN PARIS (Blu), RAIN MAN (Blu), NETWORK (Blu), MOONSTRUCK (Blu), THE STRANGER (Blu), ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (Blu), CHAPLIN (Blu), TWILIGHT ZONE: Season 3 (Blu), GAME OF DEATH, KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL (Blu), THE LAST LOVECRAFT: RELIC OF CTHULHU, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS 2-Movie (Blu), WILLIAM S BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN, WEB OF DEATH (Blu), CHINESE GHOST STORY III (Blu), PRISON ON FIRE (Blu) and that’s about it. Hopefully I’ll be seeing some of these in my home. At last. If not, I’ll do this from the hospital.

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  • Feb. 8, 2011, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Post 0

    by HEADGEEK

    Here's my DVD Picks & Peeks for this week's releases! Some very cool stuff!

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 12:59 a.m. CST

    still no review of HERO TOMORROW?

    by Daniel_S_Duvall

    www.herotomorrow.com/movie

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:15 a.m. CST

    If you want to know the fate of Camille Keaton's Woman...

    by Pop_aristocrat

    ... and what happened to her after she had her day, you should check out Song of the Shattered. Did you get to see that one yet? Deals with the life of a victim of such a trauma, who managed to kill her attacker ( in this case, and abusive husband) but still finds herself haunted years after.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:30 a.m. CST

    The week of slow Brad Pitt movies

    by MattmanReturns

    Christ. I will check out Tamara Drewe though. Forgot about that one. And I'm in love with Gemma.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Ong Bak 3 is that bad?

    by BillEmic

    Don't blame Tony Jaa, he supposedly got shaken down by the Thai mob to finish the thing.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Harry, you couldn't give Craig Sheffer one freaking mention?!

    by The Krypton Kid

    He was stellar in A River Runs Through It. Sure his role was not as flashy as Pitt's, but he was the core strength of that film.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 2:53 a.m. CST

    FIVE CORNERS and UNCLE BUCK

    by Hercules

    Harry is correct in his praise. Both five-star movies as far as I'm concerned.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 3:20 a.m. CST

    damn_dirty_ape

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    Dude, where have you been? Harry has not made it a secret that AICN is a business with paid staff members and income-generating revenue. I always think of it as the Internet's version of a kick-ass local comic book store, record shop, or 80s video store: a passionate owner and an eclectic bunch of employees. To be "surprised" that Harry uses the money the site makes ad revenue for regular bills is ridiculous. AICN is his life, career and passion. Nothing wrong with using it to make a living.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Hang on a second...

    by fustfick

    Did I just read: "Stephen Frears’ TAMARA DREWE is the best comic book adaptation of 2010 at the very least." I'd always thought Harry's love for "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" fell somewhere between "eating" and "breathing"...but evidently its TAMARA DREWE is the real bee's knees. Who knew? I better check it out.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 3:55 a.m. CST

    You're in hospital and the wife goes off to Vegas????

    by Vulcan Deathgrip Productions

    I don't know Harry...it seems somebody might need to be corrected, in the Kubrickian sense of the term.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 4:13 a.m. CST

    "the latest DVD PICKS AND PEEKS"

    by buggerbugger

    You should probably change the title of this column to 'Harry's Blu-ray Picks and Peeks, with the occasional DVD'.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 4:17 a.m. CST

    I understand "TheJewhunter", but think he's a hypocrite.

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    Yes, I can see how someone has a strong opinion about fictional depictions of rape, especially when it's done for exploitation movies, but he calls himself THE JEWHUNTER! I know, I know, he refers to the character from that Tarantino movie, but while he takes a (understandable) stand against rape, he apparently thinks that the holocaust and antisemitism are things, that are so cool when they happen in movies, that you can give yourself the nickname of a cold blooded Nazi (fictional or not). I mean, I don't know any talkbacker named "The Rapist".

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Alarm Bells

    by barnaby jones

    Harry, i'd start to worry when i was laying in my sick bed and the Mrs. buggers off to Vegas.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 5:27 a.m. CST

    "I understand "TheJewhunter", but think he's a hypocrite."

    by buggerbugger

    It's okay to hunt Jews, but you should never, ever rape them once you've caught them. That's just, like, totally crossing the line, dude.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 6:06 a.m. CST

    the amazon link thing

    by Bouncy X

    if anyone has an issue with that just do what i do. i never click the links here, if i ever see any amazon item that interests me i open a new browswer and go to the site myself. its nothing against the site or anything, i'm just weird that way and always do that. its probably because i'm blonde, french and canadian...deadly combination.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Oh, COME ON, Jewhunter!

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    "I am starting to wonder if your are just no aware of the world that you live in or that you don't realize the difference between right and wrong." Now that's ridiculous. Movies are works of fiction and you can't judge somebody by their choice of fiction. Do your concerns relate to other forms of art as well? Would you chastise someone for admiring a painting such as "The Temptation Of St. Andrew" or perhaps the literary works of De Sade? Unfortunately, Jewhunter, and I'm sorry to be the one who points this out to you - movies reflect life. They do not begin and end at Disney and rape isn't something that only happens in the movie world (unfortunately). "Anyone who would get any form of entertainment out of these type of films is sick in the head, they are the type of person that would fuck the head of a corpse." Nice generalisation there. You don't find anything of worth in something and so you declare that everyone who does are despicable. I'm sure your psychology degree comes from the highest institution in the land. In fact, I can't believe nobody has listened to you yet and banned all of these movies. How can nobody else but you see this incredible truth! We must save the world together, Jewhunter! "I Spit On Your Grave along with A Serbian Film is borderline legal snuff" Interesting juxtaposition of words there - "legal" and "snuff". Methinks you don't know what a snuff movie actually is, in order to make a statement like that. I'm starting to worry that you think something like "The Lion King" is a documentary. Time to blow your mind. Movies aren't real! After you've recovered from fainting, please do come back to us. I'm sure we'd love to hear your views.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 6:56 a.m. CST

    No props to Gemma Arterton...

    by ron2112

    ...for The Disappearance of Alice Creed? Really? I hope that was a simple oversight brought on by medication.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Gemma Arterton - she will be mine.

    by john

    Oh yes...she will be mine.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 7:36 a.m. CST

    PA 2

    by Judge Briggs

    I thought PA2 was superior to the first movie. The movie was just straight effing freaky. The use of the basement, ugh. Any kid who grew up with a basement can attest that they scare ya! Anyway- if you haven't seen it, it's very good!

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Flipper

    by Fixthe Fernback

    thanks Harry was going to get Flipper for my 5 year old nephew's birthday party, but now I'll switch it to The Cove instead.. Also that Alien egg is terrible. Putting that alien around the egg just makes the scale wrong. So is that meant to be a huge egg or a tiny alien? Either way it's wrong.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST

    thejewhunter might be on the wrong web site

    by krod

    everyone has different tastes...you don't have to blindly follow harry on a recommendation...look into it for yourself

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Uncle Buck & Legends of the Fall

    by Arvin Clay

    I have to agree 100% about Uncle Buck. That has to be one of the most charming and underrated of anything John Hughes touched. It's perfect from start to finish. I have very fond memories of marathon sessions of watching the film (and my amusement the first time I discovered an unexpected Skinny Puppy sample in the film!) You can bet your bippy I'm buying this today! I think that every geek should give Legends of the Fall another watch- if for no other reason than it being one of the earliest use of silicone prosthetics (which have all but become the standard in special effects makeup post X-men 2) by the man who made it all possible Gordon J. Smith. If you can't see that the old age makeup on Gordon Tootoosis is one of the most fantastic transformations of all time then you might need to hand in your geek card!

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Sequel?

    by Darth Mulder

    When did "I Spit On Your Grave" get a sequel?

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 8:41 a.m. CST

    damn_dirty_ape

    by Dealer

    How could you not know this site was for profit? He mentions every week that a small portion of the Amazon sales goes to this site. Not to mention all the ads. I think I will purposely try to pick up a DVD from Harry's Amazon site this week. It just seems like the right thing to do.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Harry: It was CAPONE, the bastard!

    by Fico

    "And it goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway) that the fight sequences are second to none" http://www.aintitcool.com/ node/46679

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 8:54 a.m. CST

    "Lesson? Don’t ever rape anyone."

    by Meglos

    Noted.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Does anyone else HATE that "Alien" box set packaging?

    by Toe Jam

    I know it's a very geek thing to complain about, but it really bothers me that it's a totally out-of-scale adult alien clinging to an egg. It looks really silly. Nobody who is an actual fan of the series is going to want that thing.

  • "Then Julia Ormand… well, she didn’t take me." "Just one I don’t really enjoy." Wow. Deep and insightful. Hell, he doesn't even take the time to spell the lady's name right, and it's on the damn cover! I never click on the links either because I can't see how anyone could be persuaded by these vague blurbs written in what probably amounts to a few minutes apiece. That said, it isn't a terrible place to come to get a brief rundown of what's out, but many sites do a far better job and probably make far less (if anything) doing it.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Alien Box Set Sold Individually Some Time?

    by twita-man

    I hope it will be as I am not interested in the series beyond the first two films at all. In addition, I was never a fan of the unnecessary "Director's Cut" of Aliens and like most director's cuts found it bloated and inferior to the theatrical version. So I would love to be able to buy the theatrical versions of Alien and Aliens some day in stellar Blu-Ray format.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST

    tghe orginal I spit on your grave has always turned me on

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I can rmember first getting to watch it when i was 6 or 7 and it's the first sex scenes i can remember making me feel funny in the pants To this day I still throw it on an i'm immedialty horny, the rape and revenge scenes are filmed with a sexiness that really makes them hot. Despite what the liberal media will tell you, Rape fantasies are perfectly normal for men because they trigger an intsinctual need to be dominant with women. all men do this Can wait to get my box of kleenex and watch the remake

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Legends of the fall is a great great film

    by Lovecraftfan

    Wow I'm really surprised Hatty didnt like it.

  • Jesus, use that kickback and buy some books on writing proper English. I am sure Amazon has them. Who knows, maybe you can review them and get kickback on that too. Then we would be subjected to stuff like, "English for Dummies is good, but not great. It's written well but it just didn't do it for me. That being said, I'd recommend it. Just don't expect much."

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    ONG BAK 3: Harry, I'm really disappointed in you...

    by Monroville

    You say you hate the film and it stinks, and mention that the choreography is nowhere near as good as ONG BAK or ONG BAK 2. You do understand that the same film crew that did ONG BAK 2 did this one too? <p> But even regardless of that, may I ask: do you like Alejandro Jodorowsky movies? If so, then why don't you like ONG BAK 3? <p> In essence, ONG BAK 3 is a lot like HALLOWEEN 3. You expect Michael Myers, only to get a cameo in a commercial within the movie. Bad enough he's not in it, but it's almost like insult to injury by implying that the first 2 movies were fake, even within the ficitonal framework of the world of HALLOWEEN 3 (yeah, it IS fake, but you know what I mean). Even so, once one gets over the fact that this isn't a Michael Myers HALLOWEEN movie (as he was incinerated beyond repair in HALLOWEEN 2... sorry HALLOWEEN 4 and beyond), its actually a pretty good movie: some really good creepy moments; a good effective JC score (albeit the Silver Shamrock commercial jingle) and another kick-ass Tom Atkins appearance (the first being THE FOG). <p> For the true sequel to ONG BAK, watch THE PROTECTOR, which IS the true official linear sequel with (essentially) the same character. ONG BAK 2 (as it was marketed) and 3 are more than mere sequels (and that is even if they were supposed to be), but in essence they are THE PASSION OF THE JA, in that everything you need to know about Tony Jaa's philosophy is within these 2 movies. <p> Now one of the things I love about OB 2 is how brutal the fights are... I can't even say that about Bruce Lee movies, which still had the air of being set up and staged. The training sequence alone gives the impression that no one is holding back on moves that are all too real. Even so, despite some convolution, ONG BAK 2 is still fairly easy to follow: kid's dad is betrayed; he escapes and is taken in by fremen/rogue pirate types; trained to be ultimate bad-ass; seeks revenge while finding child-hood sweetheart and eventually has to (unknowingly) fight and kill those who trained him, whereupon chief villain captures him and takes him away to be tortured. <p> Which is where ONG BAK 3 picks up. So let me state this right now: ONG BAK 3 is NOT an action movie. It is in essence the Yoda training sequence from EMPIRE for 2 hours. Tony Jaa comes to realize that physical combat is not the way to win all battles, and by the midpoint of the movie it literally becomes EL TOPO... hell, Tony even LOOKS like Jodorowsky by the middle of the movie. <p> So if you want to understand Tony Jaa's philosophy and go into this with the mindset that this is an asian EL TOPO and HOLY MOUNTAIN, you may like this a lot (like me). If you expect a more typical Steven Seagal/Jacky Chan martial art action movie, then yes, you will be disappointed.

  • -the money people get cold feet. Dreamworks pulled this with 'Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.' How else to explain the Bryan Adams soundtrack or Matt Damon providing voiceover for Spirit's 'thoughts.' I don't understand this need for 'inane chatterboxing' that occurs in so many films. That reminds me that even though some people think of Bambi as an overly-cute film, they did some great things with minimal dialogue. At the end, you don't have The Great Prince say to Bambi, 'You will now take my place. I leave it to you.' You just have the gesture of the elder walking away, with Bambi assuming his same position that we saw at the beginning, showing that life cycles through again.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    i hate to disagree "the jewhunter"...

    by fred

    especially since I totally side with your Hostel/Eli Roth appreciation. But much like the Hostel movies, "I spit" (more so in reference to the original) is one of the most unfairly bashed movies of all time. You see a horrifying rape occur over and over and last forever. Sorry if you don't like what you see, but women don't like getting raped either. If a film maker can make a viewer who has never experienced said trauma feel completely disgusted and horrified, then he's succeeded. Why? because as the viewer hopefully you're appalled enough to rejoice in every bit of revenge the victim commits on her attackers. Implied rape is the best way to go in most films, but for this particular, and in my opinion very important movie, the reality of it was the best way to tell the story.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Sure Harry makes dime off the site, the biggest admission this week

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    is that a AICN blurb (for Ong Bak 3) can mean BULLSHIT. So will Harry take back his GI Joe quote which was splashed all over the poster and DVD case?

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Wow. we can get fucking Flipper on Blu-Ray...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...but not Jaws, the Indiana Jones movies, or E.T.?

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Funny about that Capone link above...

    by Monroville

    I just clicked on it after scrolling up and, what do you know, he makes the same point. And I knew that there were scenes where the evil "witch (?)" was played by Jaa, but I didn't realize that the character was played by him throughout the entire movie.. which further reinforces the "Yoda training sequence for 2 hours" point, even down to him going into the tree and in the end, having to face the evil within himself. Again, go into it as asian EL TOPO and you'll dig it.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 10:48 a.m. CST

    A River Runs Through It...

    by emteem

    ...is a great, great movie. Also, I must second fustfick... Scott Pilgrim vs the World is the best film Harry saw in 2010, but Tamara Drewe is the best comic adaptation? Huhwhaza?

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    nasty - you know the Berg and the Beard

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    pull the strings on those releases. Look how Spielberg has been slooowly releasing his catelog on Blu, starting with Minority Report, WOTW, etc.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST

    jewhunter, you had me until you praised Hostel 2

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Hostel 2 is torture porn just like Spit on Your Grave. Only difference is that Eli Roth is a little more stylish in his filmmaking. Both films are garbage! Serbian film is an abomination!

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 11:11 a.m. CST

    nasty, part 2 - and with Star Wars coming out later in the year

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    I'm sure the Jones Trilogy will be at least another year before it hits Blu.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Flipper

    by Canuck815

    Find it kinda funny imagining the parents that substitute their kid's Flipper DVD with The Cove upon this recommendation haha. Traumatizing shit right there. Good movie though!

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    If I had a nickel for every time you said "that said"

    by Seelbach

    I would have 30 cents from this posting. that said- keep up the good work, I am excited about your progress since the surgery.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Aliens blu review:

    by UltraTron

    Sigourney weaver reveals her flaming red bush. Specular highlights and all. Then it makes you notice her dyed head and freckles and you get it. She wouldn't have gotten the role as a ginger. The movies wouldn't have been as scary. Why? Because everyone wants to butt-slam the redhead. Red hair is a huge distraction. Lucas would've erased the bush for the restored print. It's when she's getting out of the cryogenic thing. That's right. Everyone wants to butt-slam Harry. As far as I spit on your grave goes- the chick would have ended up like ripley only worse. Waking up with her sheets soaked in sweat. Possibly needing to be institutionalized.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    HD - Legends of the Fall trivia

    by TRON

    I saw a clip from this film in HD around 2008 at WRC TV in DC. Amazing to think that this film was mastered in HD years ago, but just makes it to store shelves. 2nd part trivia,,, name the first US TV show to have an episode filmed (recorded) in HD? Meet the Press with Tim Russert. of course it was a single test episode.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Lesson? Don’t ever rape anyone.

    by JackieJokeman

    or as animated Shaq put it: "Don't be rapin'!"

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST

    "Lesson? Don’t ever rape anyone."

    by Waylaid-by-jackassery

    And that's one to grow on...

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    I've never seen spit on grave movies. Jewhunter

    by UltraTron

    has sold me hook, line, and raper. Netflixing now

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Tom Skerritt

    by alan_poon

    Can someone do an interview with this very under-rated actor? Always one of the most interesting things about any film, even if he's only in it briefly.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Hey look a guy just got shot in the head on starsky

    by UltraTron

    and hutch. Far worse crime than rape and it's on tv every 6 seconds. Just switch around to different channels and you'll see a guy shot every 6 seconds on average. So your argument is crime specific. Me thinks you need to be even more irate and campaign for congress to impose even more strict rape penalties. Perhaps you need to usurp political power specifically for purposes of stripping our freedom away till such movies are banned and their creators arrested like Tommy Chong. He was literally arrested for creating the satirical cheech and chong fiction comedies 30+ years ago. At the federal level there is no fairness and you can argue any bullshit you want like the prosecutors who said children will be renting his movies for decades and be influenced to take drugs. Not to even go into the fact that he's an actor. Who directed and wrote it? Maybe he had alot to do with it but it's still like arresting Anthony Hopkins all of a sudden because he played Lector. We should definitely arrest Lucas for child killing though. Won't argue against that

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    So you see? You can't have your cake and eat it.

    by UltraTron

    Freedom is the only thing sacred in this world. To arrest Chong was to go back in time and take away all freedom of speech. They literally went back in time and arrested him for exercising freedom of speech. They didn't arrest the producers who made all the money from it. Just the poster boy. So you have lopped yourself in with these types of cunts

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    seelbach

    by BlaGyver

    AICN drinking game: Go to any article by Harry and take a shot every time you see "That said" or "I love"

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    the reason I am so glad Flipper exists

    by solitaire

    If you haven't seen the interview Wood did for LOR where he thought he was talking on the phone to a foreign journalist (it was actually dom mognahan disguising his voice to fool wood) find it on youtube and watch it...it is freaking funny, and the best part of it is due to flipper (I'm paraphrasing here a bit, it's been a while)- Interviewer -" So, you vere in de film vlipper?" Wood - "uh, yes I was" Interviewer -"Der dolphin is DEAD." Wood "Oh really, I didn't know that. How did it happen?" Interviewer-"It vas a car accident." It goes on for about four or five minutes and Wood's reactions to the questions get funnier and funnier...

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    thejewhunter

    by Wookie_1995

    ...way to make yourself sound any better than harry is haha

  • thejewhunter: "I Spit On Your Grave along with A Serbian Film is borderline legal snuff" (Definition) A snuff movie[1] is a motion picture genre that depicts the ACTUAL death or murder of a person or people, without the aid of special effects. Neither "I Spit On Your Grave" or "A Serbian Film" depict, or even come close to depicting, the actual death or murder of a person. Both feature actors in controlled settings. All people involved are actors and are acting out their parts. Nobody dies. Saying that these movies are "borderline legal snuff" is completely wrong due to the above reasons. You may as well say that Paranormal Activity is a borderline actual filmed footage of a haunting, or that ET is a borderline documentary on an alien who visited Earth. You. Do. Not. Know. What. You. Are. Talking. About. You also obviously did NOT know what a snuff film was. I have now enlightened you. Also: If you're going to call someone a name, try spelling it correctly.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:31 p.m. CST

    damn_dirty_ape, you can see Weaver's weave

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    when she is getting undressed and preparing for cryogenic sleep. You can see it protruding from beneath her undies creating quite a little poofy dome and some of it creeps out of the top. Plus you can see some serious plumber butt when she bends over.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    ape, yeah Alien

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Uncle Buck

    by indiebum

    I love that film. Got to see it on the big screen last year during a John Hughes marathon. Blasphemer!

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    jewhunter, I'm curious where you draw the line

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Why is Eli Roth's torture porn acceptable to you? Is it because no children are involved and Bijou and Wiener Dog aren't raped?

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    thejewhunter

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    I don't need to make you look stupid. That would be like making Obama look like the President of the United States when he already he is. "those films are still morally wrong and offensive to anyone that has any form of good taste or even bad taste for that matter" So, what you're saying is that they're offensive to everyone (and you ARE saying that - look at what you've written there). And yet there are plenty of people who aren't offended by them. So you're wrong. And stupid. "There is no need to get it to a definition of a phrase I came up with, that is all you are stuck on, borderline legal snuff" Except that there WAS a need for a definition. You didn't know that snuff movies involved real people being killed for real. I know this because you compared snuff to a movie in which actors portray being killed. Therefore you're wrong. And stupid. "I know what the fuck a snuff film is" Except you didn't. Look at my pwning of you above to see that this is a fact. So you're wrong again. And stupid. "Like I said if your going to argue against my stand point come with a good counter argument" I gave you my counter-argument in my very first response to you. You obviously can't read. And are therefore stupid. Besides, your argument consists of "Everyone in the world finds them offensive!" and "They're just like snuff movies!" - both of which are wrong. And, again, this shows that you're stupid. "you on the other hand are a douchbag of the most upper level of the ladder!" Once again, you spelt "douchebag" wrong despite the fact that you love using it so much. I'm surprised you manage to type your own talkback name into the box without getting it wrong. Either the 'e' button on your keyboard is broken or you're stupid. Hmmm. I wonder which one it could be?

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Re:Tom Skerritt...from MASH to Cheech & Chong to

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Alien, Top Gun, Picket Fences, etc. the man would have some stories to tell.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    ISoYG's poster gave me an appreciation for asses

    by Flip63Hole

    As a kid back in the seventies. It was such a tight, dirty and mysterious form of the female ass on that poster, I was sold.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Corrections!!

    by verbalintercourse

    Wouldn't Scott Pilgrim be your best comic book adaptation of 2010? Whether you saw a rough draft in 2007 before everyone else, it still came out in 2010. And Ong Bak 2 was never, ever good, so you deserve as much of a "sit-down" as Capone does. The fighting was never as good, and sorry, but it had nothing to do with the original. It's like calling Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon the Killer 2. Love the column. Have really found some great gems from the past based on your suggestions. Can't wait to see Five Corners.

  • I thought Harry was setting a precedent with that planty plea he published a few weeks back.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Harry Knowles and Glenn Beck:

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    The only people outside of Julie Taymor, Bono, The Edge and the show's investors who want you to go see the Spider-Man musical.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Soooooo

    by mrbouncy

    "I think anyone who takes advantage of a child especially in a film like A Serbian Film should be killed, along with the people that give them $ for such trash." Child abuse and rape are wrong, but mass murder is okay?

  • That is the question!

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Sooo

    by mrbouncy

    There is no such thing as a "necessary evil". Evil and by that I assume you mean such heinous acts as murder are not imperative to the world, they are voluntary acts carried out by a few. These films you're so upset about are works of fiction pure and simple. People have the choice to take them or leave them. But to wish murder upon someone just for making a film or even watching it, is somewhat.... shall we say overly harsh? Film makers have freedom of speech, while you may disagree with what is said it doesn't mean that you or anyone should curtail their rights simply because you find it morally repugnant. The holocust and actions of the Nazis in WWII were abhorent but here you are playing on that in the name you have selected to present yourself to others here. Granted it is based on a fantastical account of certain events it none the less harkens back to a period of truly evil actions. You could argue that the same freedoms film makers et al take for granted you have also used in choosing your name. Vis-a-vis you can't pick apart one (film makers) while taking the supposed moral high ground. But that's just my two cents more power to you and your hypocritical rants.

  • He admits that Hostel 1 & 2 are torture porn but let's it slide because it "has a story" and "you know who the bad guys are." Well, I Spit On Your Grave has a story, albeit a very basic one: a girl is brutally raped and left to die, but come back to take vengeance on her rapists. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the rapists portrayed as bad guys? And if we aren't sure that they are bad guys this is made very clear when the girl exacts vengeance upon them.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Can you please hunt down child anal rapist Roman Pedanski please?!

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Put your rage and hatred towards something positive.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Haven't seen Serbian or any of these films so I'm just

    by UltraTron

    babbling. But I can tell you that Sigourney shows her flaming red bush with specular highlights as she's getting out of the cryogenic chamber in Aliens. As I said earlier damn dirty ape. Fucking read more carefully. I had always noticed it on the DVD but the blu reveals color and translucence to each individual pubic hair. Women are the greatest art in any medium. The 3D avatar camera should be put to permanent work in the new era of IMAX 3D porn.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Yeah the reason you get sick when seeing the chick

    by UltraTron

    bath in blood in hostel 2 is because you know you're looking at actual illuminati behavior when you see it. That's the way Laura Bush takes a bath each night.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    This sounds like...

    by MagicJesus

    21 Jump Street meets Gangs of New York.

  • that you have with the two you mention. I think that it is just the rape that is putting your panties in a bunch. But, in real life murder and torture are just as heinous as rape and the realistic portrayal of these things for the sole pleasure of the audience is exploitation whether it is from Roth or someone else. How did you feel about the extended rape scene with Monica Bellucci in Irreversible?

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Gladly bought Uncle Buck at that price...

    by DavidDunn

    "Waiting for your sex?" haa, great childhood memories for me of one me and my pops watched over and over.

  • but the Discordian Society is the real force behind the scenes. That's why you've never heard of them whereas the Illuminati have been if recent films such as Tomb Raider and National Treasure. the Illuminati are just a front.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Yeah it's hilarious.

    by UltraTron

    Apparently they're dumbing down the youth with rap as part of the illuminati demon puppets' plan to make one world population of demon puppets. UFOs are apparently demons in disguise or illuminati tech to fool you into a staged alien invasion they're planning in order to deal the final blow of ultimate subversion of mankind. You will have a demon host and be puppeted about and forced to bath in human stew if you don't send me 50 dollars. In return you will receive my Illuminati Apocalypse survival guide that features: what to do when all the Christians disappear in the Rapture. Tips on how to present your case at judgement day. What to do if you suddenly find yourself with a demon host and start craving human baby adrenaline. How to self exorcise. And many more essential survival tips like- determining which politicians has been to bohemian grove and which one was it exactly that's spouting demon sounds like a fucking possessed demon psy-fucking-chotic idiot madman in that video. I mean which fucking politician is that? My god. Really?! That guy is in office somewhere. So you can see how this shit lends credence to the demon theory. It's fucking true.

  • Sure Hostel is well done and has a story, but shock is it's main purpose. I haven't seen A Serbian Film. Have heard enough about it that I don't want to. Plus, one of the Choppah's many Tours of Duty was in the Kosovo War. One good thing about a film like A Serbian War is that it's proof that Americans aren't the sickest people in the world.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    "All (christian bale knocked out my lights) keeps doing is calling me stupid..

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    ...and that is not a counter argument." I've already countered your argument. It was in my first response to you. Your subsequent response was to call me a fuckhead. That's when rational debate with you became pointless. You live in a dream world where the movies you enjoy are harmless because you're not offended by them, but the movies you don't like are watched by people who would "fuck the head of a corpse". You say, in regards to ISOYG, "If a ten year old or even 15 year old watches a film like that, they aren't going to know the difference between right and wrong" without giving any proof of evidence as to where this notion comes from. It's been thirty years since the original's release and not one court case has ever involved a ten to fifteen year old child raping someone and claiming this movie inspired them to do so. To you, the depiction of rape is out of bounds whilst the torturing of girls is absolutely fine simply because you find one more uncomfortable to watch than the other, and then claim there is "there is no logic, no story, or plot to such films" (like ISOYG) when they obviously was. It has a narrative structure - the woman is brutalised and then takes her revenge - but you choose to ignore this simply because that narrative structure involves rape. I'm not entirely sure how I can put this any simpler for you.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    I don't know what started all this, jewhunter, and I myself

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    can distinguish fantasy from reality, real life anquish and pain and special effects, but when Harry himself states, "This is an exploitation film about rape and revenge...That said, I don’t feel this film is a film to get erotic pleasure from.." Pardon me??????

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    thejewhunter

    by Jinxo

    The weird thing is, getting down to the very base of what your saying... I'd ALMOST like to agree with you. Rape is a very serious thing and to have it used in a ficition in some explotative way... not exactly my cup of tea. But I say "almost" because while I find it a dicey thing, I would never start making blanket statements that anyone who does like such a film is horrible and better off killed. I think you're your own worst enemy in this argument. You'll say X, Y, and Z. Then someone will refute X, Y, and Z and you'll say, "Well that wasn't really the poin of what I was saying anyway." Then why did you say them? And it really is hard to take you as having the moral high ground with that screenname. If I may quote you... "It's just a name of a fictional character is a fucking movie, I am not playing on anything. The holocaust was bad thing, but it's considered history now, it is not something that is still going on today. No one is rounding up jews and throwing them in gas chambers, so I am not playing to anyones emotional senses when it comes to the subject." Really. You don't think your hitting emotional buttons for anyone with the name THEJEWHUNTER!!! Really! You think the holocaust has no bearing or impact on anyone today. Wow. And you say, hey, I'm just picking a name of a kickass villain same as The Joker. Not the same... at all. The Jew Hunter might be a ficitonal character in a movie but he's one associated with real world scumbags who committed VILE atrocities. Don't like rape or the abuse of children? Probably shouldn't have a screen name associated with a group who committed rapes and killed children just as a warmup for the day. Again, the thing is, if you had just said something succinct like, "I personally find the use of rape as a cheap plot point morally offensive, " without all the other garbage (or the screenname) you might have had me. But... not.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Irreversible

    by Jinxo

    I should say, I'm by no means saying rape should never be used in fiction. I just do get a bit more itchy when it's for something explotational. Just me. But I think Irreversible is a great example of a film that uses rape in a responsible(?) fashion. That film is all about stepping backwards through time, following a group of people. At the start of the movie (the end timeline-wise), they're lives have been blown apart by a vicious rape. Everything is changed forever... thus the title. The rape in that film is ugly and uncomfortable and... a horror... as it should be. But the point is, for the film to work you need something that horrible to blow their lives to shit. It HAS to be something just that nightmarish. And then when time-wise you reach the scenes before the rape (and other subsequent nastiness) it is all emotionally informed and changed by those horrors.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    How bout that scene in Enter The Void

    by UltraTron

    Spoilers: Where the disembodied spirit of that guy gets inside the guy fucking his sister and goes 1st person through the back of his head and sees out his eyes while he's fucking her. That's spirit incest right there. I stopped watching immediately

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    So, I've won then?

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    Fair enough.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't bother, jinxo

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    He doesn't understand.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 5:16 p.m. CST

    I know Bale...

    by Jinxo

    ...but I've been following along and it was making me mental. Seriously, could you pick a more offensive screenname than thejewhunter. You might say it's history but, seriously, still too soon. In a hundred years... probably still too soon.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Well, you tried Jinxo and that's what matters.

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    Unfortunately, you can't really win against a guy like Jewhunter. He won't listen to anyone else and his own skewed logic dictates everything that he says. It's a shame because, like you said, if he'd constructed his argument a bit better then it could have been a reasonable one. I can perfectly understand why someone would have difficulty watching a rape scene. I know I certainly do. However, when you're dealing with a guy who brands everyone who argues against him as a pedophile... well, it's game over for any reasonable discussion, isn't it?

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 5:36 p.m. CST

    LOL

    by Jinxo

    First off, he made Nations Pride as part of Inglorious Basterds, obviously. They needed a Nazi film for within the movie. So he made the movie within the move because it was needed. As such, and as was needed, he tried to make a good Nazi movie. So it makes utter sense. If he had just made that film for no reason other than it would be cool to make a Nazi propoganda film, that would be different. Context is obviously everything. So, did you pick your screenname because you were involved in some creative endevour involving WWII where having that screenname was required or did you choose the name thejewhunter because you thought having that name would be cool? As to the holocaust, you are right, I doubt many holocaust survivors are trolling Aint It Cool. You labor under the misconception that the impact of the holocaust was limited to those who lived through it. And setting ALL of that aside, no matter what, Nazis now ad forever will be associated with unimaginable horrors and cruelty, rape and child murder among them. You chose a screenname directly associated with them. In the film The Jew Hunter hunted down Jews so they could be taken into camps, tortured, killed, raped... pick your atrocity. So your screenname is not irrelevant to this discussion as it is very hard to take seriously moral indignation from TheJewHunter.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    God, I fucking HATE DVD covers!

    by Meinert Hansen

    Criterion is the only company that hires actual graphic designers, and makes covers you could frame. Everything else looks like Photoshop disasters.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    LOL

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    Oh Jewhunter. I'm starting to think that you're a fake. You're something that Harry has made up to inspire more messages here or something. I have not contradicted myself once in this entire talkback and me saying that I find rape scenes uncomfortable is not a contradiction to me explaining why ISOYG has the right to exist. The problem is that you believe everyone who watches a movie like ISOYG is masterbating during the rape scene. I'm not sure where you got this idea from but, hey, you're also the guy who thinks that the holocaust has "no relevance of emotion today" so I guess it's best not to look for answers. Anyway, I'll leave it to Jinxo to explain things to you. I'm starting to get tired of saying the same things over and over to you, refuting your points and explaining why they're not valid, only for you not to understand.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    dude make no mistake. Nobody cares that the nickname

    by UltraTron

    the French gave that character was jewhunter. Everyone who reads your screen name has the initial gut instinct reaction to want to find you and tear your lungs out through your ass. It hasn't been long enough. Now if you want to name yourself the Salem witch trial judge or the grand inquisitor or George Bush, go right ahead.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 6:05 p.m. CST

    "the holocaust, it was a bad thing"

    by Sprout

    A bad thing?! That is seriously understating it kid.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST

    So...

    by Jinxo

    You did pick your name because it was cool. So... you picking it has no comparible value to Eli Roth making Nation's Pride. Thanks. Any reason though you picked that character, as opposed to, say, using one of the names of the basterds? Again, the weird for me is that I would agree that rape is a serious thing. If I was to write something and I was considering rape as a story element, for myself, I'd think long and hard about if it was really needed and if I was handling things responsibly. But I would never say it can't be dealt with. I would also never dream of saying real people should be killed if they like an exploitation movie that involves rape. Because you know what's worse than fictional rape? Real world death. Or even (giving you the benefit of the doubt) the hyperbolic bs threat/wish of someone's real world death.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Look there's Jewish fo

    by UltraTron

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Folks who wouldn't agree.

    by UltraTron

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Just name yourself the niggerhater. Slavery was so

    by UltraTron

    long ago nobody will care in the slightest

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    lol

    by Jinxo

    So... I had to make that one comment on the name but, really, wanted to keep that brief because, per your request, thejewhunter, I figured, okee doke, I'll stick to the topic at hand, rape in films. Next post is you saying you're so passed the rape debate. Wha...!?!?!

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 6:26 p.m. CST

    One last time then, Jewhunter

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    "BALE WHY? You only recently stated that the rape scenes in that movie disturb you, it wasn't till jinxo got into the conversation that you made any rational normal statement." Why what? My initial response to you wasn't in any way connected to my emotional response to the movie. My initial response was to the way in which you said ISPOYG shouldn't exist because it contained rape scenes. I then pointed out that paintings and novels shouldn't be banned just because they contained dark elements. It's all in my first post which you clearly didn't read. Your response to this was to call me a fuckhead. Next I clearly went through your subsequent post and pointed out why you were wrong. Again, you ignored these points and called me a "douch". You have been digging yourself further and further into a hole this entire talkback. After delcaring everyone who has seen these movies a "fuckhead", you then decided nobody could possibly find any value in them unless they're a pedophile or someone who likes to fuck headless corpses. These movies have a right to exist whether you want them to or not. The fact that they portray a rape scene is not enough to ban them, or have them dismissed. I did not enjoy the rape scene in ISOYG and, in fact, closed my eyes at some point. This doesn't give me the right to brand it worthless. Was it uncomfortable viewing? Yes, absolutely. And that's the point, Jewhunter! It's not meant to be nice. Rape isn't nice. The rape is there to show you why this woman becomes what she does. It demonstrates what happens to this character which turns her from a passive author (in the remake) to a murderer. This is her character's journey. "Hell this is not even the topic of the whole conversation" Except it is. You took the moral highground and then several people here explained why, in addition to your comments, your talkback name made that stance invalid. It's entirely connected to this debate we've all been having with you. "You two are the worst foes ever on a talk-back" I would never consider myself a foe. You are your own worst enemy, Jewhunter.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Ah, so you are just a baiting troll

    by Jinxo

    This is where I get off.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 6:37 p.m. CST

    How bout that attempted rape scene in Thelma and Louis.

    by UltraTron

    Wish he woulda fucked both of those silly twots and left them for dead. That would have ruled. Then there would at least be motivation for their murder/mayhem spree

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Ahh the wonders of rape movies and Flipper.

    by UltraTron

    Great week.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST

    blagyver

    by Seelbach

    aicn drinking game, haha good call!

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST

    One more for the jewhunter

    by maxjohnson1971

    "what should be allowed into film and not..." Ok, besides the obvious stuff like child porn or ACTUAL murder, what do you think should NOT be allowed on film? I mean, if you could sit down with the legislative branch and say "Hey, guys, we need to make a law outlining what CANNOT be allowed in films and here are the things I want to LEGALLY BAN from the movies." What would be on that list. And this is a sincere question. I really want to know what you think should be banned.

  • Yeah!! Kinda' like 9/11! Or the Oklahoma City bombing! Or the earthquake in Chile! Or Katrina! Or (insert tragic event here) Yeah! The only ones affected by that stuff are the people that were THERE!

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Tamara Drewe

    by sgtf

    I didn't think it was as good as Harry makes it out to be. The most typical type of English rural comedy you can imagine, yet lacks the wit and charm of many analogical films. Gemma Arterton is damn fine though.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 10:53 p.m. CST

    The real question is which is worse for people?

    by Andrew Coleman

    Rape scenes or Tranformers movies? I'm leaning towards Transformers movies because they kill brain cells and make kids into racists. Bale trashed my lights... You are one funny dude. Your posts towards Jewhunter made me smile.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Wow...

    by blackwood

    I was just going to jump in here and say PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 was really good, and makes the first film better from what it brings to the overall mythology... ...so then I did. Seriously, it's great. Incredibly creepy. I can't image what they'll do for the third. That being said, please, continue having your mental breakdown, thejewhunter, or however you want to frame it.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Love in Legends of the Fall when the little brother

    by UltraTron

    gets stuck in the barbed wire. Then dies. And when Hopkins is all striken with debilitating ailments. Hilarious stuff.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 2:41 a.m. CST

    openthepodbaydoorshal

    by Shubniggorath

    ...because there's this huge elephant in the room...

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Dinosaur visuals >> Avatar Visuals

    by mrbong

    what a pisspoor, regressive and lacklustre job Cameron did with the "eyeball fucking" visuals on Avatar is highlighted once again by the re-release of Dinosaur.

  • Ah, right, so your chief concern about killing baby Hitler would be the possible alteration of future history, rather than the fact that you would be, you know, killing a defenceless baby? Usually the whole "kill Hitler as a baby" question is all about facing the moral dilemma of killing an innocent baby in order to prevent its growing up to be a monster responsible for the deaths of millions, but you seem to have taken it as "OMG, I couldn't kill that baby because it would alter the course of history like in 'Terminator', which is a badass time-travel movie!"

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 5:26 a.m. CST

    I'm Just Into The Movies

    by Autodidact

    No big ugly plastic hunks of shit, thanks.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Harry is gong to have a tough time paying his medical bills

    by BobParr

    if he expects these blurays to generate the revenue. What a weak list of movies.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST

    hey Harry...Is Repo Chick any good?!?!?!

    by krod

    I see alex cox new flick is out on amazon and was wondering if it worth anyones time

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Re: Repo Chick..Alex Cox goes Lucas

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    According to onvideo.org its all green screen with models taking the place of locations... but with Cox behind the camera, could be interesting.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Do NOT buy the Alien egg set

    by AlienFanatic

    I did, and I deeply regret it. The plastic egg is unattractive and poorly made and the foldover DVD case is atrocious. Save your money, as I wish I had, and buy the regular edition. With the money you save, you can go to SideshowCollectibles and buy a GOOD Alien model.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Regressive?!

    by UltraTron

    Mr Bong has stated that he thinks the completely digital world of avatar and it's completely digital jungles and environments that literally used only 1 plate of live action footage of some grass when a prop helicopter landed in one shot is not as good as the real jungles in dinosaur that they composited digital dinosaurs into. Well Mr. Bong I would love to see them film actual jungle footage on another planet to composite creatures into. Get in a spaceship and go get that footage! You have your marching orders for today. Oh and Avatar has the best special effects in the history of motion pictures. That's what the leads at ILM say about it. And they only did filler shots for WETA.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    In fact while I'm on the subject I'd like to say

    by UltraTron

    that the reason I defend avatar is not for any reason other than I have seen and own every event picture there ever was. I have a theater so far beyond what any director who has ever made films has ever had access too that it is a little scary to think that the content makers themselves could never have known such quality. I say without hesitation that Avatar produces more colors onscreen than any video source in history at a greater color depth than any other medium available at this time. The attack on home tree sequence alone has better compositing of humans into a virtual environment than any other example I can think of. There are simply more effective digital elements and more extensive use of those elements throughout avatar than any other film ever made. It is just a quantifiable representation of more versus less in other films. It has nothing to do with the story or anything which was also flawless.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Heavy handed and ripped off wolves- yada yada.

    by UltraTron

    So what is the tightest and most consistent baseline in a movie ever heard in motion picture history? Resident Evil Afterlife. Isn't that kinda sad and funny. Don't worry. Your little system will compress after the 1st 3 notes and you'll never glean that fact

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Terrible movie though. Only good for the sound and 3D.

    by UltraTron

    I'll tell ya what's awesome. Heavy Rain with a bunch of people and move control.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    "Lesson? Don’t ever rape anyone."

    by AsimovLives

    And i need a movie to tell me that? That's some fucked up notion there, man! That's fucked up!

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    I Spit on Your Grave

    by homer40

    Saw the original when I was young, and thought it was a cheap rip off of Last House on the Left. Saw the remake last night and thought it was a cheap rip off of Last House on the Left. I would say that the rape and abuse lasts around 50 minutes in the film, maybe more. It is just too much. It goes on and on. Only a real sicko would get turned on by it. The revenge is pretty good, and the final revenge against (spoiler) the sheriff is amazing. He's an "ass man"? Well, let's see how much of an ass man he is. There was one really big difference between the two films. In the original, the victim used seduction to get the rapists into a place where she could kill them. There was something there, I guess, about the mindset of these men, who would actually believe that the woman they gang raped would come back for more. This is gone in the new film. I wouldn't call the original interesting, but there was a feminist streak to revenge that is absent from the remake. Oh, and the victim was perfectly acceptable during the pre-rape and rape sequences, but her performance completely falls apart during the revenge sequences. Still, (spoiler), seeing the sheriff hog tied and fucked in the ass with a shotgun over and over again, only to be blown clean through when it fires, well, that was something to see. Not worth the hour and thirty five minutes that came before, but not bad.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Julia Ormand and Karina Lombard were the sex in LEGENDS OF FALL

    by AsimovLives

    Those two were... wow!

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:44 p.m. CST

    thejewhunter, are you for real?

    by AsimovLives

    How can you mistake I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE and A SERBIAN MOVIE as promoters of rape? Let me gues,s you never saw any of those and you are just talking out of your own preconceptions of the movies, right? You really never saw them, have you?

  • not because it is a morally reprehensible thing to do in itself, but because it might have negative repercussions. So, what Harry is saying is that it's ok to rape someone as long as you make sure that you kill them afterwords and they can't come back to get revenge. Moral of the story: don't leave it up to a retard to kill your rape victim.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    the krypton kid, too right

    by AsimovLives

    Craig Sheffer was the main character of A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT. and he was indeed very good, how in the hell can people dismiss his performance. He made the movie, the rest supported him.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    tittytwister, lay off Gemma Anterton, i saw her first!

    by AsimovLives

  • I really do. Must be nice to have such blind love of something so overrated and such blind faith in such a hack director. But, I guess I just don't get it. And the animation looks jank on the small screen.

  • And I should know a thing or too about that.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    the_choppah

    by AsimovLives

    "But, would it be ok to go back in time and kill baby hitler if you could?" You should see the russian movie COME AND SEE, because that movie asnwers that question in the most draamtic and harrowing way possible... without actual time travel. If you ever decide to watch that movie, just take this in consideration: you will have the rest of your day ruined. It is on of the most depressing movie ever made. That it's set in german invaded Belarus during WWII should give you a clue.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    comparing Belushi and Farley to candy? why becasue theyre all fat?

    by FleshMachine

    thats a pretty witless grouping.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    "and anything Michael Bay directs." Now, I know you're trolling!

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • CHOPPED!

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Choppah: not blind love. Carefully calculated over a

    by UltraTron

    lifetime of real-world experience love. I've been overwhelmed by the film to the point where literally tears of joy have leaked from my eyes. It is the rarest of experiences to cry with joy. Partly this is due to having made visual effects my entire adult life and being integral in their development over the years. Avatar was the moment it all came together and digital characters emoted and held their own. There's moments in the film so breathtaking that my brain screams out me- this is what you do with your life! It's at that moment that I realize its all worth it. All those hours grinding away at that fucking box. The only way you will ever have synapses in your brain that will react to the film in this manner is for you to have a mind meld with me. In the America that once was it would have been conceivable that you could one day gain the knowledge and experience necessary to react to the film in a similar manner. Nowadays that would only be possible with a direct mind meld.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    No but I was shocked when his hand was cut off.

    by UltraTron

    I was shocked when c3po was torn apart. I was horribly upset when r2 fell down that hole in the falcon. I thought he'd be broken after that.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Quandary:

    by UltraTron

    what movie made this year is as compelling as playing Heavy Rain with several people and move controls? Answer: nothing ever made.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Saw MIDDLE MEN today

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    It was actually pretty solid. Strange how I completely missed it when it came out, but it was a good little movie.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    bale, just watched that last night

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Wasn't James Caan great in it? He stole the show imo. I was expecting a Social Network treatment of early internet porn, but it turned out to be a thrilling crime drama. Seriously, Caan deserves a Best Supporting Nom for this role.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Ok, ultratron, you sold me

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    I'm picking up Heavy Rain when the price drops a little more.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Agreed Choppah!

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    Caan is always great though. I expect nothing else from the man. Ribisi was also pretty good. I liked the way EVERYTHING was blown out of proportion with him.

  • I was actually disappointed in how the film treated those two characters with contempt and I would have liked to have seen them really developed beyond partying losers. I mean the one guy was a genius. I think they missed a great oppurtunity for at least comic relief. That's my one criticism. Luke Wilson was also good and I really felt disappointed when he left his wife. That really felt authentic to me.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Heavy rain will have everyone on edge

    by UltraTron

    yelling at the person playing not to kill their favorite character. And the move just makes it more challenging and different each time someone takes a turn controlling. And it's just the best way to tell stories I think. They can just keep making more heavy rain and I'll be there. But any story could benefit from the way this game is handled. You can't just dawdle and gawk at stuff or you might miss something. It's happening and you are forced to deal with it. There's feliniesque dream sequences and the thing will hold up for years. The graphics really approach movie-set detail. In fact it's better looking than the store shootout scene in ghost in the shell 2. More detailed than many animated films for sure.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    heavy rain was kickass

    by stu_pickles

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    oh wait, i was thinking of hard rain.

    by stu_pickles

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST

    TheJewHunter...

    by Jinxo

    A Troll is someone who comments, argues, etc. online not so much to really put forth their actual point of view but to push buttons, generate controversy and arguments. Whatever it takes. Going on the belief you might really not know the term. Didn't think you were a troll but then when you shifted into "I'm an actual Nazi" mode that seemed like a wacky move that a troll might make if he felt his current avenue of mischief had petered out. It did throw me.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    A troll that doesn't know he's a troll...

    by MattmanReturns

    probably the plot of the next M. Night flick.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Did you know..

    by Raymond Shaw

    "Ong Bak" is how they say "Uncle Buck" in Thailand

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    HapaPapa72

    by HapaPapa72

    How come Gemma didn't do a thing for me in Clash, but when I saw Prince of Persia (not my idea, btw), damn!!! Couldn't look at her enough...

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    "...under no circumstances will you be happy with this purchase."

    by IndyCollector

    Yet he posts a link so people can buy it.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 6:35 p.m. CST

    because you like gemma better with fake tan all over her.

    by UltraTron

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 6:37 p.m. CST

    I like Titan's freckly little

    by UltraTron

    Gemma action. Though I agree she's cute painted pretty colors too.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    I haven't logged in for a while...

    by Nomoredirtyanything

    and that fuckin troll Jewhunter just reminded me why. Is there anything more annoying than an arsehole with time to kill? Shut the fuck up you hypocritical spewbag.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    thejewhunter

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    You definitely need a less offensive screenname. May I suggest "theescapedslavehunter"? Because that was much longer ago, and certainly shouldn't offend anyone these days.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Two Things

    by Felix

    First, doesn't 5 Corners take place in Queens? I remember seeing it when I lived in Queens and thinking, "Hey, that's right around the corner." Maybe the Bronx wasn't available that day and it was just shot in Queens. Second, Candy was a better actor than Belushi and better than Farley by far-ley. Candy had pathos. He was the real deal.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Why is the alien hugging the egg?

    by knowthyself

    Seems strange to me.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Question for the Jewhunter

    by Guy_Meatdrapes

    If you knew the plotlines for Serbian Movie and ISOYG, and morally objected to them, knowing full well they show rape of defenseless women and children, why would you subject yourself to them?

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Jewhunter

    by mrbong

    that's what that fella who won an Oscar called himself at the start of Inglorious Basterds, isn't it? i always thought it was an impressive, often overlooked bit of character development when towards the end of the film he spoke of how much he loathed and detested being called "just a Jew hunter" for he was so much more.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 9:09 a.m. CST

    knowthyself, the real question is why the hugging alien is so tiny

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    He's about the size of the baby alien crab inside that egg.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Wow, look at all the friends Jewhunter has made.

    by Stalkeye

    Congrats, dude you have officially risen in the ranks of the #1 hated Tber. well what do you expect from some asshole that once quoted: "Captain America belongs to White People". anymore intellegent musings from the great one?

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 5:01 a.m. CST

    ISOYG sequel

    by Paul

    Darth mulder, I suspect Harry was referring to the remake when he said sequel in the review. That said, I Spit On your Grave did get a Camille Keaton-starring sequel released in 1993 called Savage Vengeance which basically has the same plot as the original film

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Harry....ONG BAK

    by Thorstrongstone

    Harry, After a search through every story about Ong Bak 3 on your site, I cannot find anyone saying the fight sequences are second to none. So, did they just lie?

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    NEVERMIND.

    by Thorstrongstone

    Capone said it here: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/46679

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Change this column's title to THAT SAID

    by la_sith

    Can you get through anything without succumbing to this useless phrase? Jesus Christ.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    I also prefer Tamara Drewe to King's Speech

    by MattmanReturns

    I personally found Drewe a much more charming film. Loved the ending.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Time has showed "Legends of the Fall" true colors

    by Foucault

    Never liked this movie.

  • Feb. 12, 2011, 8:19 a.m. CST

    braindrain

    by theKRELL

    Your last comment gave me a 'chuckle', thanks. Hard to read this TB, was the Banhammer lowered on theJewhunter, or were just his postings deleted?

  • Feb. 12, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST

    I'm finally watching all the Alien movie docs...

    by ufoclub1977

    Such amazing stuff, and so interesting to see the difference in ambition and vibe between the different movies as reflected in the interviews. And some of the Giger stuff is very funny as he tries to explain his ideas for some of the new alien characteristics he intended for ALIEN 3. And it's sad too, Giger seems like a really nice guy and he was kind of left behind by the Hollywood machine. I hope he doesn't have to keep selling stuff and gets picked up as a well paid advisor and profit sharer for any new Alien venture. He really is great, influential, and a hard worker. He shouldn't be "Mozart'd" away.

  • Feb. 12, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Gotta say, "No" to Tamara Drewe...

    by LaneMyersClassic

    Nowhere near the King's Speech in storytelling and acting. Love Gemma, and if you really want to see her shine, look at some of TV work, like "Tess of the D'urbervilles", but this was not her showcase film. However, she does get my nomination for "hottest ass in a pair of Daisy Dukes award." The movie was not bad, but the real star is the teenager who played Jody - whom I thought the whole movie should have been about.

  • Feb. 12, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Did thejewhunter really exist?

    by MattmanReturns

    Or did we imagine him?

  • Feb. 13, 2011, 7:52 a.m. CST

    FIVE CORNERS is brilliant

    by MaliceHighload

    Revisited it on NetFlix streaming recently and remembered what a gem it was. More people should see it.

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