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Updated: AIN'T IT COOL with Harry Knowles: Episode 2... Now in stunning 720p!!!

Hey folks, Harry here...  Well this week's episode is very nearly double the length of last week's - AND - that was with Easter Weekend causing the FX side to end going down to the wire.   Literally the last FX shot got dropped in around midnight last night.   WHEW!   But our mighty FX artist wrapped it up magnificently..   I'm headed to set to attempt to shoot two in a single day.  Gulp.   Don't expect the same things from last week, on AIN'T IT COOL with Harry Knowles - we'll be changing things up from episode to episode.  Frankly, I'm just having the most fun doing this - and if anything, I'm teaching myself how to play in a new medium (for me).   I hope you enjoy and if you do, share the show with your friends.  The better this does, the more income it generates for the site, the more income the site has the faster we can do some of the wondrous things you want Ain't It Cool News to be doing.  Now, on with the show..


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  • April 12, 2012, 9:34 a.m. CST


    by ThisBethesdaSea

  • April 12, 2012, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Can't wait to give this a look.

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • April 12, 2012, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Can't wait ...

    by Darth Goatse

    ... to find out if you review another phony script! "The Avengers 2," maybe?

  • April 12, 2012, 9:42 a.m. CST

    So this Stan Lee guy....He draws in funnybooks?

    by Quake II

    WHy is there an ad literally drifting across my screen blocking the text? Aintitcool is becoming one of THOSE sites now? Say it AINT so!

  • April 12, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST

    While you were

    by Bootskin1

    ..It was just announced that the Chitauri actually are the alien army in the Avengers. Way to be on top of shit, 'reporting' crap in a video that will be old by the time it 'airs' on teh youtoobz. The Kidd can't do everything around here.

  • I didn't realize you cut off all your hair. Looks much better. Now ditch that Abe look and go Rockabilly with a goatee, bowling/lounge shirt and you're set!

  • -Namaste-

  • April 12, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Also, Y U NO FILM IN 720p, HARRY?

    by Dharma4


  • April 12, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Harry does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Harry, well done that was actually very slick! I'll go back and check out the first episode now too. Liked trying to spot what cars you had in the drive-in diorama, saw a Beatles Yellow Submarine in there. You mention generating revenue for the site in the thread you posted but I don't quite understand what the business model is for this show. It looked like it cost a bit of time and money to produce, but it's just free to watch online - how do you recoup $?

  • April 12, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Harry--much more focused. Good job.

    by Robert Evans

    I think they should all be at least ten minutes..give you more room to stretch.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Harry, you are AWESOME in this

    by memento108

    I'd watch this every damn week. Put it on AMC, and yank the shitty Comic Book Men for it.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Hm. This Episode needed that Boiler chap to liven things up a bit.

    by Emerald Snoggingbottom

    A pity, really.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Comic con fans hope

    by Tank Williams

    Available comcast on-demand this Friday? Cool beans.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Ernie Cline apperance! Sweet! Awesome job, Harry.

    by Dharma4

    Your child-like enthusiasm for what you love is super contagious. -Namaste-

  • These segments themselves are shaping up to be pretty fun.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Very cool indeed!

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    And, it's true... old movie comic adaptations are fun to read. Even some newer ones aren't bad.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:08 a.m. CST

    These are great!

    by JediChris1138

    I'm really enjoying these! They're a lot of fun and they have some cool stuff in em'! Keep it up!!!

  • April 12, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST


    by yesiamaplant

    ...I can tell you're still finding your groove, but it's very lively and easy to get through regardless. I LOVE the Father Geek bits. HILARIOUS!

  • April 12, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST

    I daresay, Harold, it was a pleasure to hear you censor your self.

    by Emerald Snoggingbottom

    Children should not be subjected to the vulgarities you used in the first episode of this endeavour.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST

    These are great!

    by lukasman

    Keep em up Harry!

  • April 12, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Good stuff, love looking at all the paraphenalia.

    by Aaron

  • April 12, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST

    So do you talk about your Prometheus gaff in this one?

    by Mike Jenner

    You know the one Harry. When you read some fan-fiction that had been debunked weeks before and not only were you convinced it was a genuine screenplay but you also thought it was brilliantly written? Surely tou recall that don't you Harry? C'mon, how could you forget? It only had 79 pages but you didn't pick up on this being too short for a major motion picture. Nor did you pick up on the fact the script actually referred directly to production design, unlike professional screenplays and also used INT and EXT incorrectly. Remember it now Harry? So, to reitertae my question, does Episode 2 of your self endulgent little home movie ego trip explain why a supposed movie expert such as yourself would make such errors or have you just pretended nothing happened like you normally do when you make an error? I'll tune in to watch this after you've answered this and not before.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    You lost me at Gulp

    by sarg2k

  • April 12, 2012, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Hey, it's me....DR. DEMENTO!!!!!

    by Loosejerk

    Just waiting for Penny and the King of Cartoons to pop out of your hackjob world.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:27 a.m. CST

    It's like watching Beakman's World

    by vetepalapinga

    with profanity

  • April 12, 2012, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Stan Lee leaning into the puppets mouth to hear the question...

    by Franky_Four_Fingers


  • April 12, 2012, 10:30 a.m. CST

    How about focusing on or two things per show?!

    by Franky_Four_Fingers

    Instead of this ADD fueled car crash!?

  • April 12, 2012, 10:31 a.m. CST

    *One or two things.....oh and add an edit button!

    by Franky_Four_Fingers

  • The Tron guy.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    No boiler?! Boiler = asses in seats.

    by UltraTron

  • April 12, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST


    by Surf Ninja

    You are a sad person.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Only on this site is an edit button considered a 'wondrous thing.'

    by Emerald Snoggingbottom

    I daresay, Mr Knowles, your maudlin histrionics are at once endearing and ridiculous.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST


    by Kevin

    What about this site,the one that made it happen? You talked about updating for,how long? Just add an edit button to the talkback's!

  • April 12, 2012, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Actually enjoying these. Good job

    by Wcwlkr

    A bit on the child like side, but you know what it works. I'm digging it Harry keep up the good work.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Harry's show has better effects than every Syfy movie...ever

    by chad kuhns

  • April 12, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    The second to last girl on the right of the video still...

    by inb4scriptgirl

    Has some nice looking tits. Has tits on the brain man!

  • April 12, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST


    by Bill

    That would be Harry. Does anyone else think Harry's real basement smells like bigfoots dick!

  • April 12, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    They Live was such a jem, as is this show.

    by LowDevil

  • April 12, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    People shitting on the forums

    by chad kuhns

    You're all still here, so it can't be that bad.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Joan Crawfords head?

    by TheJudger

    Yes? No? if "Yes" is it a Straight-Jacket prop?

  • April 12, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Evil Deeds, please keep that filthy language to yourself.

    by Emerald Snoggingbottom

    This is no place for such rubbish. Proper discussions need not include vulgarity.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Well that was a little self serving

    by Joe

    Is it me or is Harry talking to us like we're a bunch of 8 year olds?

  • April 12, 2012, 10:58 a.m. CST

    If you turn your volume up...

    by BorisHumphrey can hear a bucket of kittens drowning in the corner of the basement.

  • I've been going to this site for years, I don't mind ads, I like this site, I hope They make money. Also just because it doesn't have swearing and decapitations is a dumb reason to not watch something. Just because it's kid appropriate does not mean it's bad. If you like this show maybe you'll like my show. it's puppets reviewing games and movies *cough* shameless self plug*cough*

  • That said, like the last one I liked the parts where Harry actually talks about film. In this case, the John Wayne segment. Lack of Boiler was disappointing.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Sets a new bar for the vanity piece.

    by justmyluck

    Aren't comic book tie-ins adapted FROM the movie's script?

  • Not sure who Harry thinks the audience is for this, but it could definitely use an adult edge, imo. Not one kid other than Harry's nephew is going to tune into this. And he will only because it's Uncle Harry.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Surf Ninja

    by Mike Jenner

    Actually, I'm pretty happy most of the time. But thanks for the concern, I appreciate it.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

    I loved that Marvel comics adaptation of...

    by Righteous Brother

    The Empire Strikes Back - used to read it again and again when I was a kid.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

    I like this!

    by ComSamVimes

    I think once this hits it's stride, it's going to be even more fun. To me, that's what all of this nerdy shit is and should be about...FUN. The childness of it all is part of it's charm. As a 30 year old who got excited over Green Lantern toys at McDonalds yesterday, I get how silly, geeky stuff takes you back. Harry seems like an overgrown 10 year even more than before these videos. Also, I like that this site has mostly remained unchanged since day one. Facebook shows me that constant updating(for better or worse)is irritating. I like the comfort of this site.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:13 a.m. CST

    I prefer puppet Harry!

    by Righteous Brother

    He's more appealing.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:13 a.m. CST

    How about an Aint' It Cool UK??

    by CoolerKing72

    I'm pissed off with missing all these great shows you do...Either that or pay for my broke filmaker arse to come over ...Ha now that would be sweeeeeeeet!!! P.S Your right about The Quiet Man.. One of my Fav films of all time.. Masterpiece.

  • Not saying you have to go all Meet the Feebles, but it's too cute. It need an edge.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:17 a.m. CST

    I like it, it's fun.

    by eric haislar

    But you are not really telling me cool news. More like just showing me stuff you own. Focus more on news or things the readers would be interested in. Also Puppet Harry and fun house theme are great.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Was that a Night of the Demon mask on the shelf?

    by Righteous Brother

    If so, that's totally cool.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Weird Closure

    by Pabodie

    #1. (And I cannot believe I am taking the time to write this): Why do people who hate the site read the site? I always wonder that as I pick through the otherwise sparkling conversations in talkback. #2. If you think you can make a better webshow than Harry--go for it! Hopefully your commenters will have better manners. Don't forget the face of your father! #3. I read that the Russo brothers are being considered for Cap 2. I just wanted to say that I think that is a splendid idea, and that a Cap film by them would be something to look forward to more than just another Marvel sequel. #4. I love Marvel sequels. W00t.

  • Kinda like Kuato in Total Recall. The Troll starts typing on keyboard embedded in it's belly whenever it's upset by something Harry says. After the Troll hits "ENTER"- it turns around to reveal the freakish partially absorbed twin on it's back with two gimpy arms and an ugly ass face, maybe a stray leg as well. This back monster drops the bag of cheetoos it's noshing on (great plug for a sponsor) and starts running it's foul shit spewing mouth (Literally speaking here, not Metaphor) Animatronic or handpuppet about the size of Yoda. Hiding in the shadows in the corner of the basement, waiting for something to upset it.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:21 a.m. CST


    by Joe Plumber

  • April 12, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Father Geek does give Harry the finger, so there is hope

    by Joe Plumber

  • April 12, 2012, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Father Geek really does look like Santa on vacation.

    by Robert Evans

  • April 12, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Music's really cliche

    by edmanger

    I like the enthusiasm naturally, but the music seems ripped right out of Desperate Housewives and that whole 'quirky fantastical normality danny elfman muzak' vibe. Theres a lot of it on TV these days and it grates the hell out of me.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Edit buttons are for wusses! The stout folk of talkback land have never needed an edit button nor do they want it! Opinions here are spunked out on the screen and there they must stay! However, it would be nice to be able to use quotation marks like in the good old days of 2009. Dammit. That was a hell of a time.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Who defuck is this emerald sloppybottfly?

    by Robert Evans

    You got a fukken problem with swearing?

  • April 12, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Bring Scriptgirl Back!!

    by thelordofhell

    At least I could just stare at her tits if the subject sucked

  • April 12, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Chop, I think going by his emerald name he might be Irish. As we all know Irish don't like swearing.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Ernie Cline is my hero...

    by Aaron Cale

    Ernie needs to write a bizarre comic and have Alex Ross do cover art and breakdowns. This would complete me.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    I have one of those Team Banzai headbands!

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    Man, that was a great opening night...

  • April 12, 2012, 11:36 a.m. CST

    A serious question about Harry

    by Mike Jenner

    All joking aside, I'm curious; how does aharry actually earn a living? I mean, he may not need an especially lavish livestyle as he doesn't have to buy stuff like blu ray players and discs or movie merchandise etc. But they guy has to eat (lol yes I know there is an obvious joke here but I'm trying to be serious here), pay a mortgage or rent, clothes, utilities etc. And I just don't see how he does this because I just can't for the life of me figure out where he earns anything from. I understand he may have a trust from from his late mother but I don't know if this is suffcient to fund him and his wife and any way it would be pretty damn lazy for someone to cruise through life just on the back of trust monies. Does Harry actually work? I know he has some involvement in a few movies as a "producer" (stop laughing, like I said I'm trying to be serious!) but this wouldnt seem to be constant enough to live on. So, does he draw a remuneration from AICN? If he does then that makes for a very interesting line of discussion, and possibly explains why the site has been mired with an outdated and dated interface for so long - the profits all being channelled elsewhere. Now to be clear I dont have a problem if Harry is remunerated from the site's profits. I genuienly don't. What I do think, though, is that if he is paid a salary then he should do a better job of running the site - because frankly if I was his boss and evaluated his performance over the last 4 years or so, I'd be looking at disciplinary proceedings by now at the very least. Anyone able to shed some light on how Harry supports himself financially, even if just in general terms?

  • April 12, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    I had the Dick Tracy and Total Recall movie comics

    by SoylentMean

    when I was a kid. The varying degrees of awesomeness that is movie tie-in merchandise is one of the first things I noticed once I started getting interested in the process of actually making movies.<P> The most glaring example of movie tie-in product disparity, for me, was the craptastic nature of the Jurassic Park plush dinosaurs compared to the scaled down awesomeness that the articulated dinosaur toys provided.<P> Movie paraphernalia, for good and bad continues to fascinate me. But I'd much rather collect stuff from movies that actually mean something to me than just collect to collect.<P> That's called hoarding.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:46 a.m. CST

    demanger, 'quirky fantastical normality danny elfman muzak' vibe

    by Joe Plumber

    You're so right, dude. Generally, it is played out. It think it works for this, however, the repetitious circus music during the Muppet interview sequence did get old fast.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST


    by Joe Plumber


  • April 12, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Rorschach's Journal. April 12th, 2012:

    by Bigdada

    Fat man is okay as weirdo host. Can do without, but puppet is better.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Theme these episode things! Stick to a subject!

    by SoylentMean

    You could have had this focus on the Comic-Con movie and left it at that. Have an intro and an exit line. That's it. <P> It's kinda like watching a kitten confronted with a laser pointer that's all hopped up on catnip in a darkened room with a strobelight. <P> Streamline that shit. Kill the kitten.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Bread and butter is Harry's bread and butter.

    by Joe Plumber

    And lots of it!

  • April 12, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST

    There needs to be a Quint Holiday Guide series

    by SoylentMean

    That just makes sense. Also, I said so.

  • Get Script Girl as others have mentioned if you really want to attract controversy.

  • April 12, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Seriously, is this aimed at 10 year olds?

    by Stormshadow4life

    I just don't get how an adult could enjoy something like this (or act like that)


  • April 12, 2012, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Get Hannah Minx to play Yoko

    by Joe Plumber

    She would totally do it, I'm sure.

  • April 12, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST


    by Surf Ninja

    Get some help.

  • April 12, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Hannah Minx is into cosplay, too. Get her to dress up like Vampirella.

    by Joe Plumber

    She already does Elvira.

  • We hates them.

  • April 12, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST


    by Joe Plumber

    You just made me realize why porn actresses don't mind facials.

  • April 12, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Fookin' oirish and their sensitive Catholic ways!

    by Robert Evans

  • April 12, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    I love these.

    by Brian

    I'm 28 and I love these. I like the style. Reminds me of the shows I watched as a kid, Beakman's World, Bill Nye. This has yet to reach the cult status of those shows obviously but I love the fact that it brings me back to those and feels as if I'm watching one of them.

  • April 12, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST


    by frank

    Excellent jape, my good man! Recent geological studies indeed... quite right.

  • April 12, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Surf Ninja

    by Mike Jenner

    I really am touched by your concern about my well-being but there is no need to be worried. I have plenty of help, thanks. Tim the mechanic does a great job of keeping my car on the road for example. And Mrs Pierce, my cleaner, couldnt do without her help. And at work I've got a PA who does wonders - keeps me totally organised. I wouldn't know where ai was without her help. So, again, thanks so much for caring but really I have all the help I need. Thats why I am probably such a happy person.

  • April 12, 2012, 12:16 p.m. CST

    I liked it, but...

    by Jaster Mareel

    I thought that whole beginning part about John Waste was boring. Am I supposed to give a shit they made a comic book out of a movie I've never heard of?

  • April 12, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    How to make this better...

    by mutombo

    First off; excellent production values. I'm impressed. Second; ask yourself what this site makes so great? What makes people come to this place? This is is; from nerds, to nerds, so to speak. Did you succeed in getting this vibe across? Does the audience feel it's on the same level as your program? In my opinion, you did a bit too much of what is also one of the worst crimes a film or tv show can do, and it's pandering to the audience. Discrediting their intelligence. A puppet is fine, but when it doesn't have a function it can become childish. Going through a teleporting machine is fine, but when you don't do it with some sort of irony it becomes childish as well. There's a balance to be found here, and I think you will be able to find it, but you have to keep reminding yourself of this. I think your look is perfect for the show by the way.

  • April 12, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Harry's head looks like my neathers.

    by Kathy Griffins Clownish Twat

  • April 12, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Creepy, it's "you're" not "your"! Insult properly!

    by SoylentMean

    Although everybody does own their own shit. Until you make a deposit into the First National Porcelain Bank. <P> Those fuckers don't even pay interest!

  • April 12, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    slammed_ape, Harry's money

    by Jaster Mareel

    Harry is paid for advertising. Both ads on the site and =packages= like we see all the time. Tom Six has a package, Albert Pyun has a package, Summit Entertainment has a package, you've seen them, you know. They get advertisement and articles devoted to them. It cost nothing to add these things to the site, but they pay for maintaining the site. It is not an unsubstantial cost to have this many visitors, particularly with the talkbacks and forums. Incidentally, the traffic numbers dictate the cost of the advertising, so teh more the better, despite it costing more to operate. Plus Harry may get social security because of his physical condition. I don't know how the income from this site affects that. Maybe he funnels it through his dad?

  • April 12, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST

    That would have been so cool if it was any good!

    by Jeffrey

  • April 12, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST


    by GrapeFruit

  • April 12, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Banned dirty ape

    by Talkbacker with no name

    ha see you got banned again for being a dick. May I suggest canned_dirty_ape when you get booted out of here again this week.

  • April 12, 2012, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Who did the music for this show?

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Very Elfman like, but it's great.

  • April 12, 2012, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Where's Danny the Boiler?

    by flax

    It's not Ain't It Cool without spectacularly incisive negativity.

  • April 12, 2012, 12:51 p.m. CST


    by Kevin

    Edit buttons are for wusses!

  • April 12, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Keep up the good work Harry!

    by DanielnocharismaCraig

    I really enjoyed the flow of this production. Tight, focused, and with good special effects. Kudos also to whoever edited this one. I would enjoy more in depth interviews. Thats my only gripe so far. But I can't wait until you get Mel Gibson on the show.

  • April 12, 2012, 1 p.m. CST


    by Party_Animal_IV

    So Harry' isn't actually teleporting, he is transferring into the puppet avatar to venture outside the basement? Then why does his physical body vanish? Wouldn't Harry's human body remain in the basement? Does the puppet avatar just appear in the physical world when Harry teleports? So many questions left unanswered.

  • April 12, 2012, 1 p.m. CST

    AVGN > AIC

    by luther0701

    Thats is all

  • April 12, 2012, 1 p.m. CST

    In the next episode, Harry reviews Inception

    by Mr. Pricklepants


  • April 12, 2012, 1:02 p.m. CST

    nice touch with the Metropolis light rings

    by generasputinhole

    when you transported. cool.

  • April 12, 2012, 1:03 p.m. CST

    party_animal_iv, he teleports and changes into a puppet in the process

    by Talkbacker with no name

    duh. Keep up :)

  • April 12, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Harry, some advice...

    by JethroBodine

    Get yourself some cue cards, AND USE THEM! Also, spend some time in front of the camera just getting used to it and - relax. What you're presenting right now isn't up to snuff. I realize that you're still working out the bugs, but the most obvious bug is your presentation. You're too excited and giddy (and not in a good way). You're all over the place and your presentation is clumsy, and it seems like you have no real clear handle on what you are trying to get across to the viewer. Take a chill pill if you need to, but relax, work on thinking about what you're going to say before you say it, and then go ahead and take your time and say it. Remember, this is YOUR show, so you can have more than one take if you need it. Right now your presentation looks and feels rushed and sloppy. YOU CAN FIX THIS. But you will have to be open to a little constructive criticism. Good luck with future episodes.

  • April 12, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Was the puppet in a wheelchair? I couldn't tell.

    by don

    Man, that was tedious.

  • April 12, 2012, 1:08 p.m. CST

    WOW creepythinman-returnsis CRANKY today

    by JethroBodine


  • April 12, 2012, 1:08 p.m. CST

    The music is fitting but it can become grating

    by flax

    You should get the composer to come up with two or three different themes, and use them to establish different moods for different segments. Play around with it.

  • April 12, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST


    by chad kuhns

    So terribly sorry if I offended you. For a second, I forgot I was on AICN, where the 'Head Geek' and other staff often layer their reviews with more profanity than a drunken seaport. I'll try to keep your delicate ears in mind next time I say shit like that...aww too soon? Lighten up man, we're all here to have fun and celebrate geekdom.

  • April 12, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Harry don't listen to the haters......

    by DARTHpatel

    Been coming here since 1997. These little video blogs are a breath of fresh air. There is a reason the talkbacks here are still the most popular when compared to other similar sites. Sure the volume might be off from it's heyday, but there is also a lot more competition. Please keep these video shorts coming, they are fun.

  • April 12, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Harry, lets talk something important

    by TheGangBangTheory

    I can't scroll down to read you article because that fucking ad for Detention keeps popping up full screen. Putting the link right next to the scroll down button is a fucking shameless ploy to make people have to watch this stupid ad again and again while trying to read your article. Do you fucking care about that? Do you consider your words important? Then MAKE THEM STOP DOING SHIT LIKE THIS WITH ADS. ITS FUCKING DISRESPECTFUL TO YOUR WORDS AND TO US WHO ARE TAKING THE FUCKING TIME DURING A BUSY WORK DAY TO READ THEM!!!! Ahem. That being said, I enjoy these bits you are doing, and even share them on Facebook which I hardly do with anything, so good job there and keep that up. But please, MAKE THEM STOP THE BULLSHIT GAMES WITH THE FUCKING ADS SO WE CAN READ THE FUCKING ARTICLES ON THIS FUCKING SITE WE LOVE!!! Peace.

  • April 12, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Rorschach's Journal. April 12th, 2012:

    by Bigdada

    Believe 'creepythinman-returns' does not like red-haired, fat proprietor. My have a broken Capslock.

  • April 12, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Harry - also...

    by JethroBodine

    People are saying that they are reminder of Pee Wee, and that's a good starting place, but I think you could do a lot more if you shifted a little more toward something like Rod Serling meets the Cryptkeeper. Give it a try.

  • April 12, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST


    by JethroBodine

    yeah reminded

  • April 12, 2012, 1:18 p.m. CST

    creepythinman-returns no need to call me a fool.

    by JethroBodine


  • April 12, 2012, 1:19 p.m. CST


    by chad kuhns

    You win the prize for douchiest talk back of the day. Do you have a website celebrating movies and geekdom? Love Harry or hate Harry, the dude has been plugging away for years trying to bring news to us crazy bastards...respect that. If you think the is that lacking in quality, and you're still logging in everyday, that says a lot more about you then it does AICN.

  • April 12, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST


    by JethroBodine

    You almost made me shoot a carbonated beverage through my nostrilz! :-D

  • April 12, 2012, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Never change, creepy. Never change.

    by flax

  • April 12, 2012, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Rorschach's Journal. April 12th, 2012, 11:25am:

    by Bigdada

    Confused by nature of AICN talkback, as 'creepythinman-returns' seems to be confused and may possibly think this forum is important enough to bully others. May need mothering or a good spanking. Has repressed homosexual urges.

  • Seriously....i know geeks look...geeky...but for fucksake!! Somebody needs to take him aside and tell him that fronting a show isn't a great idea, it is the stuff of nightmares.

  • April 12, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    I like it. Harry sounds a little like Huell Howser

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Huell Howser is on "California's Gold"—a show that runs on California's PBS stations that does segments about interesting things to see and do in the state. He gets overly enthusiastic about whatever he's reporting on and says shit like; "This is A-MAZE-ING!" in a southern accent.

  • April 12, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Damn, it really is produced like a kids show - kind of ruins it

    by FrodoFraggins

  • April 12, 2012, 1:35 p.m. CST

    What's up with FACT!!! bullshit? Stop it. It's annoying

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

  • April 12, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    chuck chuckwalla – You must be new here

    by flax

  • April 12, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Nope, I've seen your post before FACT!!!

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Boring as hell.

  • April 12, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Oh, sorry I was refering to creepy over there...

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

  • April 12, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST

    This is like a decent but lesser sequel, still needs tits

    by Pipple

    I like the random puppet intro, certainly fits the style of AICN. But that puppet missin something homie... maybe needs to get a blunt or whatever and be less faggy and chipper tho I notice when I'm at work that's kinda how fat guys are. As for the comparison to other well known internet vidbloggers such as Nostalgia critic and AVGN, none of them ain't got SHIT on Teddyrubskin. Learn from the master Harry. I mean that dude goes into the shit that most people think about while watching a movie or whatever but don't mention when they review it because it's such a small detail. That's what I want from this show too and kinda got with the Michael Bay ninja turtles thing, but keep it up. Go into the little shit fans whine about online because they've never had a girlfriend. Littlest shit...

  • April 12, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST


    by Bill

    Harry is the Ebert of our him the respect he is do!...

  • April 12, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    I'm loving these videos. Keep up the good work!

    by Mr. Moe

  • April 12, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Avengers? He's not going to leak a review of the Avengers

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    And piss off Marvel AND Disney? FACT!!!

  • April 12, 2012, 1:47 p.m. CST

    @ creepythinman-returns

    by Bigdada

    I agree, It is beginning to feel exactly as you say, more of a 'Pay-for-play' situation. I prefer, however old habits die hard (no pun) and I return to AICN each and every day.

  • April 12, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Ridley Scott is going to rape our eyeballs!

    by Robert Evans

  • April 12, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Creepy, his name is Harold Throckmorton Knowles IV.

    by Robert Evans

    Get it straight. Throckmorton.

  • April 12, 2012, 2 p.m. CST


    by Fart Magnus

    You're back!!!!!!!!! Creepy - I have to say, I have really enjoyed your rants from the past few days. You have made me laugh out loud several times sir! Top work tiger!

  • April 12, 2012, 2:12 p.m. CST

    the cellarrat

    by flax

    Now that you mention it, some surrealistic scenes of outlandish self-deprecation would go a long way towards earning goodwill from viewers. You listening, Harry?

  • April 12, 2012, 2:15 p.m. CST


    by tHeGRinGoGenTiLE

    END THIS!!!

  • April 12, 2012, 2:33 p.m. CST

    I really disliked this episode

    by Ricardo

    Let's see the next one

  • April 12, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST

    I enjoy the show, Harry. Non-cynical fun...

    by Skraggo

    ...which pretty much ensures its hatred by 99% of your readership.

  • April 12, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Get your ass to cable!

    by Logan_1973

    Love this, Harry!

  • April 12, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    The only thing I really missed was the PROFANITY!

    by Jaster Mareel

    When teh boiler belched =FUCK MICHAEL BAY!= I laughed out loud. Missed that type of humor this time.

  • I'll do it gratis...I have a fez, smoking jacket, and big leather chair to sit in while I give the Monthly Geek Smut reading...real classy, like a Masterpiece Theater intro...but with pussy and anal references.

  • April 12, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Talkbacker With No Name

    by Mike Jenner

    Sadly, your usually insightful and well researched observation is not accurate. Indeed I was banned but not, as you put it so eloquently, for "being a dick" but for posting that I thought Nordling's interview with Guy Pearce was rather poor. I was neither insulting or personal about Nordling beyond saying I thought it was an amateur interview. And whilst I fully accept this was personal opinion (a concept you are either too stupid or too much of a bigot to grasp), had you read that interview (or rather got a parent to read it aloud to you) you would have seen that, in fact, Pearce himself clearly reacts to the apparent lack of background preparation when Nordling. Now, I had always thought that freedom of speech and the ability to express one's opinion on something was a human right which, for all it's faults, AICN embraced. Sadly, Nordling is a sensative soul who doesn't appreciate any negative comments about his very average attempts at journalism and so he reacts in the same childish manner you did - by catagorising me as a "dick". He then banned me. I'm man enough to accept I have been a dick before (on this site and in life). And when I'm a dick I deserve to get banned as does anyone else. But most of the time I'm not a dick, I just express my opinions, albeit aggressively where appropriate, and the only dicks are those people, like you, who tacitly suggest that I have no right to do so. Like I said, the Talkbacks are a forum for people to express an opinion and I will continue to use them to do so, irrespective of twerps like you who contribute little beyond sycophantic treaties to Harry Knowles or spend their energy slagging off other Talkbackersin unimaginative ways.

  • April 12, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Plenty of cool stuff in this one

    by purplemonkeydw

    Another nice ep, good job Harry. Really enjoyed the Con doc, one of my new favs. Also, props to Ready Player One, my favorite book I've read this year.

  • April 12, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    I learned something-

    by don

    I learned that I will never be free from exclaiming- "Jesus, he's fat!" every time I see Harry.

  • April 12, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Chop...Nobody knows how to make your skin crawl like Sir Ridley..

    by conspiracy

    Fuck me..I want to go pluck my eyes out after seeing that just in case.

  • April 12, 2012, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Avengers Twitter reviews............

    by Quake II

    Here are just a handful of early Twitter responses to The Avengers, from some of the biggest movie blogger names around the Interwebz (via Comic Book Movie): “Absolutely loved THE AVENGERS. Was smiling from beginning to end. If you’re a Marvel fan you’re going to lose your shit in the theater…Also, the two things that made #THEAVENGERS amazing: the Hulk and the humor. Joss Whedon gets a 10 out of 10 on both of those.” Steve Weintraub “THE AVENGERS. Finally, a Marvel film with a rousing finish. I’ll deal with the first two acts in my review… And that third act is more than enough to make THE AVENGERS the best Marvel movie yet.” Jeremy Smith “The Avengers is pretty epic. There is probably more action in this film’s climax than all the other Marvel movie [sic] combines!… I have a lot of nitpicks in the first half. But second half is pretty solid.” Peter Sciretta “That’ll do, Joss, that’ll do… Btw, avoid THE AVENGERS in 3D. Worthless. See it 2D… AVENGERS is good enough to make me forgive IRON MAN 2.” Devin Faraci “The Avengers – Epic. EPIC! Everyone fights everyone, but it does deliver. Marvel’s movies get better every single one. Hulk! HULK!!… Some good shots, but overall the 3D is meh as usual.” Alex Billington “Not a false note. Innovative. BRUTAL. And goddamn funny. Hype = believe it. #Avengers… It’s the bomb. I could not possibly say enough.” Josh Dickey

  • April 12, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Conspiracy, that shit's been playing on a loop in my mind's eye.

    by Robert Evans

    That's Ridley for you, though. When he's on his game, after he's done mauling your eyes, he pins down your psyche.

  • April 12, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Leave it to that scuzzy twat Faraci to inject negativity in his rave.

    by Robert Evans

    Even if he likes something it has to be at the expense of something else. And I don't even care for IRON MAN 2.

  • April 12, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    BTW, your muppet has Fraggle-qualities. EMBRACE IT!

    by Logan_1973

    Just tack on the tail...

  • April 12, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Why is that fat guy wearing a shower curtain?

    by ajit maholtra

    He's so weird.

  • April 12, 2012, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Feels like children's programming Harry.

    by the Green Gargantua

    Maybe that is what you are going for.

  • April 12, 2012, 4:09 p.m. CST

    I like these minisodes....keep it up Harry.

    by DementedCaver

  • April 12, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Is this the Leprechan reboot?

    by SifoDyasJr

  • April 12, 2012, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Learning about movie history is Brian cox in Alien?

    by Fritzlorrerains

  • April 12, 2012, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Shouldn't you be rubbing and rubbing, ajit?

    by Robert Evans

  • April 12, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Wondrous things my left bollock Harry.

    by Kill List Hammertime

    Just update he site so it's not the same as it was in the fucking NINETIES, try to listen to and take in constructive criticism and try to actually get some SCOOPS instead of week old news. Not exactly asking for miracles. And your egotastic you tube show is wank. Fact.

  • April 12, 2012, 5:13 p.m. CST

    The show needs a robot that farts.

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    Buck Rogers had twinkie, aicn needs stinky.

  • You screw up on the Prometheus script. You don't offer any semblance of an apology. Some of us still remain positive (not that it seems to matter to you whatsoever) The next egotistic video would have been a good platform for a fun mea culpa. A pile of posts ask you to fix a few things to improve the site. You blatantly surf on that and beg for more hits on the video to -The better this does, the more income it generates for the site, the more income the site has the faster we can do some of the wondrous things you want Ain't It Cool News to be doing- I am at loss for words. What a shame (or lack thereof) Sincerely.

  • April 12, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Choppah, I am all the time rubbing

    by ajit maholtra

    Rub a dub dub.

  • April 12, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    My Eye!!!! FUCK that's cool, thanks chop!

    by adeceasedfan

  • April 12, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Self-censorship on the f-word yet

    by John C. Croker

    you show your dad flip you the bird in the video. Don't mix and match your vulgarities, Harry.

  • April 12, 2012, 6:04 p.m. CST

    The fight in the Quiet Man

    by Samson_K

    Had charm, context, wit and pace The fight in They Live - had two men punching and kicking each other. Carpenter didn't try to emulate it - he tried to beat it's length and that's all.

  • April 12, 2012, 6:12 p.m. CST

    I LOVE these videos Harry

    by pumaman

    Why didn't you do this years ago dude ? A fun watch. Cheers!

  • April 12, 2012, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Harry, this is a wonderful idea.

    by TallanDagwood

    We have been hearing about your memorabilia collection for years. I think you should use this platform to not only educate about hidden gems, but to also display some of the props and collectibles that you and your family have accumulated over the years.

  • April 12, 2012, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Great job Harry!!

    by Bab5fan

  • April 12, 2012, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Inception Episode

    by thomskis

    I am still a fan of Harry and the site, but have to admit I did laugh pretty abruptly at today's Inception reference.

  • April 12, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST

    This could be good

    by DrGogol

    I liked the first one better. This one, you had something to sell. And I'm down with that, but the incidental stuff (talking about your collection of props or what you love about the medium) is much more interesting. Do more of that.

  • April 12, 2012, 7:45 p.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    ... it bothers the shit out of me that the term "Geek" is no longer a derogatory term. We're now seen as "cool" and its now fashionable to be "Geek." Now everybody and their fucking mother is claiming they are huge comic book fans and have always wanted to be their favorite superheroes. There's something very, VERY wrong with that notion. This trend needs to stop. Now. Yep, the Mayans got it right, its the end of the fucking world. Thank God for that.

  • April 12, 2012, 7:50 p.m. CST

    great show, Harry!! keep up the good work!

    by antonphd

  • the boiler. Really great stuff, really. Fuck the haters. Loved your dad flipping you off! The whole look and feel reminds me of a better-budgeted movie show with a host from the 70s like Creature Features If anyone else is familiar with that show, let me know. I LOVED that show. My friend has the sign that was behind him during every show that says *Keep America Strong, Watch More Horror Movies*. What a score, eh? Classic stuff. As an aside, fuck off starsplitter. So where was I? Oh yeah, great interviews. GREAT guest in Mr Cline. I finished Ready Player One recently and it's my favorite book in decades. Maybe of all time. Just struck a nerve with me I guess. That showdown at the end BEGS to be on film... WITH all of the licensing worked out and everything intact. Are you planning on doing a longer interview with him, or just planning on having him on from time to time? He seems like a great guy. Keep this up, do NOT quit this. Magic! And you're looking better, big guy.

  • April 12, 2012, 7:56 p.m. CST


    by gotilk

    You entitled little fuckshit. You think he owes you an apology for a mistake? WTF?? Seriously, pull your head out of your ass. I don't give a shit if half of the talkbackers think I'm wrong, I'm not. You entitled pieces of shit. Seriously... get sick.

  • April 12, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST

    LOVE IT... but it wanders into Ron Popiel territory

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    you need to stop shilling and self-promoting. Make these features less about Harry Knowles, and more about the person watching it. and yes - The Quiet Man is amazing. I love how the whole town is buzzed because John Wayne is finally putting a serious punching on the bad guy, and in once scene, this old dude is on his deathbed getting his last rites while his family weeps by his bedside. Someone pokes thier head in the window and says, "they're fighting!!!" and the old dude leaps out of bed and out the door to check out the action.

  • Chiutari at the aliens Thor and Hulk fight. Coulson dies. Thanos is shown, not alluded to, but actually shown midway through the end credits. Banner can basically change at will after his first change. The big dragon thing is just a chituari creation, its not fin fang foom. The Avengers all live. No Hawkeye death or anything. Jawkeye and widow actually get a decent amount of screen time. Thor gets back to earth using dark matter or something. Its a throwaway explanation, mentioned by Loki. No Jane, but she is asked about by Thor. Thor also goes at it with Iron Man and Cap, but we already knew this. There are a bunch of other things. The guy won the epix contest and was able to go. He seems totally legit. Go check out the gamefaqs comic and graphic novel board.

  • Just saying.

  • April 12, 2012, 8:30 p.m. CST

    lol if the video is here to attract NEW visitors

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    someone said thats the purpose of it, if so, it will fail because of us OLD visitors who are still complaining about the issues with the blatant selling out, HORRIBLE AD POP UP (WHERE THE X BUTTON IS HOVERING OVER THE SAME FUCKING AD YOURE TRYING TO AVOID), and contributors who really suck (get rid of the childd, harry) if the site makes the smart changes that shouldve happened back in at least 2002, then the site will attract the new visitors its looking for because there would be good word of mouth just fix the site. fix it. because this whole idea of yours just looks like a ego trip as per your reviews

  • April 12, 2012, 8:30 p.m. CST


    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • April 12, 2012, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Shave the gross beard, Harry...

    by googamooga

    It's no use. We know it's a self-conscious image thing where you think it hides your double chin, but dude, we all know you're fat. Let it go...

  • April 12, 2012, 8:30 p.m. CST


    by Bill

  • This site really doesnt understand the true genius of the man.....its comical to read Thinman ignorants rants.....he spends so much time commenting on Harry...if ya hate him so much why are you on this site? You are just jealous that your basement is just a spanktratorium to Justin Bieber and not cool like Harry's......FACT!

  • April 12, 2012, 9:49 p.m. CST

    John Wayne

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    Why do I get so giddy about John Wayne?

  • April 12, 2012, 9:54 p.m. CST


    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    My comment was eaten by your SHITTY BROKEN SITE that you're making Pee-Wee's Parapalegic Basement youtubes instead of fixing... ...FUCK, I wasted so much time on writing that comment. Well, fuck it, I'm not going to retype that whole analysis of John Wayne that I wrote. Suffice it to say, it was brilliant, and it's the world's loss. God Harry I'm a fan since way back but PAH-LEEZE at least fix the quote mark thing on the talkbacks...

  • April 12, 2012, 9:55 p.m. CST

    okay I'm sorry about the mean insult.

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    I have low blood sugar. If I could edit or delete TBs I'd whack that one.

  • then again maybe it will suck all the hipsters out of NYC at least. Seriously though I've been to Austin and I preferred San Diego myself, its where Comic Con is and its near the beach, the climate is nicer, and the homeless people are far crazier.

  • April 12, 2012, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Harry Knowles may not be the Ebert we want...

    by goodhorse

    ....but he is the Ebert we deserve. Video was fun enough, and Stan Lee punched it to 10.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:10 p.m. CST

    digging these!

    by josh hubanks

    seems like harry's having a blast doing them, too.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Where's the SIN CITY 2 article?

    by MooseMalloy

    Haven't watched this ep yet.

  • April 12, 2012, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Oh and Harry, tell your old man to cut his fingernails. Shit!

    by googamooga

  • April 12, 2012, 11:42 p.m. CST


    by Talkbacker with no name

    Yeah, like I said, for being a dick! If you had just one ounce of the integrity you claim you have on other talkbacks, you wouldn't keep coming back time after time under different names. What's that now, 3 times banned this month? Have some self respect, son.

  • April 13, 2012, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Great Harry muppet.

    by bubcus

    Would be great to incorporate that into some future Muppet show or film. These are great fun, Harry, keep up the great work.

  • April 13, 2012, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Don't change a THING Harry! Keep doing this! I love it!

    by sweeneydave

  • April 13, 2012, 1:04 a.m. CST


    by Bill

  • April 13, 2012, 1:07 a.m. CST


    by Franck

    You need to learn to read better. You need to try and articulate your point without looking like a retarded angry teenager. My head is as far away from my ass as yours is up Harry's. Then again, it's your prerogative. Peace. End of communication.

  • April 13, 2012, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Keep coming back with more, Harry--great fun

    by Clio

  • April 13, 2012, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Updating this site would ruin it.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • April 13, 2012, 4:21 a.m. CST

    Flynn Lives


    I didn't write the review until after I taped the 2nd episode, I refer to it in this episode.

  • April 13, 2012, 4:38 a.m. CST

    Talbacker with no name

    by Mike Jenner

    Firstly, don't call me son. Secondly, I've said several times why I come here. I enjoy a lot of the talkbacks and some of the writers here like Quint and scorekeeper are superb. And the bottom line - and the reason why I am a constant burr under Harry Knowles' saddle - is that this used to be a terrific site and I believe it can be again - but sadly right now it is broken and needs to be fixed. Heck, even moderator Montychristo admits that. Of course it never will be whilst people like you endulge Knowles' ego with underserved praise whilst at the same time attacking people like me who speak their mind about wanting the site restored to its former glory. Perhaps you were not around when this site was great. Perhaps you are contented with the site the way it is - sloppy writing, ill-researched articles, very late news which is just fed from other sites, a broken and outdated interface. And if you are, again, that is your right. But what I get really pissed off with is people like you who emphatically insist that the site is fine and that Harry is wonderful and that anyone else who thinks otherwise is "a dick". You may not like the way I express myself but at least I put my position forward with a cogent and substantiated argument. The approach you take is simply "I'm right, you're wrong, therefore you are a dick". Rather than just keep up with your inane, petty, name calling, why don't you enter into an adult debate as to why you believe I am a "dick" and why you think AICN is so wonderful? Look, I've read a few of your posts and it is clear we are pole apart on out respective views of Harry Knowles and this site, generally. And that is perfectly fine. It would be boring if everyone agreed with everyone else and as I've previously said, I don't have an issue with anyone who happens to have a contrary opinion to my own. But what I don't get is your absurd hostility towards me. Frankly I couldnt care less if you hate me but I would be interested to know your justification. After all some of your posts come across as pretty childish and try as I have, I couldnt find you posting any intelligent or interesting debate on the topic of movies for example. So, care to expand on your argument or is the oft-repeated "dick" insult the best you can do?

  • April 13, 2012, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Harry has the same mouth as a Mogwai...

    by Kris Downes

    Not an insult...just saying Enjoyed the show!

  • April 13, 2012, 7:09 a.m. CST


    by Franck

    You had me at -Flynn-Lives- in Black. No entitlement whatsoever, burst of joy, and warm & sincere thanks for taking the time to address. I believe again.

  • April 13, 2012, 7:50 a.m. CST

    You interviewed Kevin Pereira instead of Olivia Munn? WTF?

    by KilliK

  • April 13, 2012, 7:55 a.m. CST


    by KilliK


  • April 13, 2012, 7:57 a.m. CST


    by KilliK

  • April 13, 2012, 8:12 a.m. CST

    I gotta have more angry furnace

    by Mel Garga

    Also, last episode I requested a parrot sit in the background squawking 'Too Soon' following inappropriate comments on taboo subjects. At this point I'd be happy with that metallic owl from Clash of the Titans. He could sit on his little perch and wink and nod in agreement with everything you say; kind of a little yes-man, if you will.

  • April 13, 2012, 8:13 a.m. CST


    by Talkbacker with no name

    I've been coming here since the Batman and Robin days, so I'm well aware of what the site used to be. Don't talk to me about being adult. I've never been banned, let alone multiple times a week. There is a big difference between constructive criticism and being a dick, son.

  • April 13, 2012, 8:23 a.m. CST

    oh and I don't hate you, Canned_dirty_ape

    by Talkbacker with no name

    I'm just calling you out on you thinking you are owed something. ha be real, son.

  • April 13, 2012, 9:08 a.m. CST

    When you turned into a muppet you made my DAY harry.

    by knowthyself

    LOVED IT! Keep it up.

  • April 13, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Not bad, however...

    by Cymbol

    The part with, "I can't believe the transporter worked and I turned into a puppet" dialog was just silly. We just finished watching it, you don't need to tell us what we just saw. Obviously, you're proud of the effect, but dont hit us over the head with it. Other than that, a fun, informative episode. Really enjoyed the trivia.

  • this is fun stuff - keep it up Harry, much admiration for your efforts, but you still need a good editor- call me!!!!

  • Off the top of my head: 1 - Hearing about comics based on films is fine; glorifying a drunken, philandering, bad-hairpiece-wearing draft-dodger like John Wayne (who made bank as a pseudo-war-hero / tough guy while actual patriots served in Big 2...) is a turn-off 2 - What's with the puppet? 3 - Look at me! I'm a PRODUCER...with Morgan Spurlock. (Insert raspberry) 4 - Geek is the new sexy! I wouldn't be caught dead within 100 miles of Comic-Con 5 - Something sad about a 40-something man-child lurking in a basement with toys; creates a creepy pedo vibe 6 - Mel Gibson is an anti-semitic Jesus-Freak - F him. This movie will START on Direct TV...and pretty much END there, aside from the limited release alluded to here 7 - Way to blow off Ernie! Yeah, nice toy kid, but look at my MORE awesome one! My mom does this annoying flavor of one-upmanship too...

  • April 13, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Is Harry putting on a voice for this?

    by buggerbugger

    Or is that really the way he speaks? He sounds kind of high-pitched and, well, camp for a guy who's approaching 40. He's like some jolly bearded lesbian or something. I can actually imagine that he does, indeed, giggle like a Japanese school girl.

  • April 13, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Talkbacker with no name

    by Mike Jenner

    Well, gosh..., you've been here all this time and haven't been banned once? What a wonderful triumph for you. No wonder you are such a self-satisfied individual. I mean... never having been banned from AICN, that is almost as great an accolaid as the Nobel peace prize. Score! Never mind the fact that you are a one dick pony with a holier-than-thou attitude, who mindlessly accepts whatever substandard rubbish you are served up by Harry and his group of frontal lobe lobotomy patients no sir, the real barometer of maturity and intellect is never having been banned by AICN. And oh yes, your further use of the phrase "son", very very good. Oh how my achiles heal is hurting. You must be very pleased with yourself thinking how frustrated and annoyed I must be because you have exploited my one true weakness. To be patronised by one such as you, well gee that sure has taught me a lesson. Doubtless you will want to reply to this with one of your usual witty and cleverly constructed responses which would put Oscar Wilde to shame ("yeah, see, you're just a dick, yuk yuk") but please don't bother as I won't be reading anything else you post. Nothing personal, I just don't find it very stimulating exchanging views with such as yourself who obviously considers reading the back of a box of Oreos to be challenging literature. Bye bye now.

  • April 13, 2012, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Great job Harry!

    by Dkev00

  • April 13, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Happy Fudgepack Friday!

    by Robert Evans

    We're going to try something different for today's special Friday the 13th edition of Fudgepack Friday: CHOPlings' Choice. Which celeb, living or dead, would you want to pound in the pooper (or pound you in the pooper, if that's your thing)? All genders and sexual preferences welcomed!

  • April 13, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Tons of fun

    by donkingkong

    Your love for cinema is infectious, well done sir.

  • April 13, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST


    by Talkbacker with no name

    What up, son!

  • April 13, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Choppah, pardon me ignorance but....

    by Mike Jenner

    what is a "fudgepack"? Sorry if that is a term in common usage in the states - as a Brit I've never heard the term and would prefer not to google it at work just in case! As to who I'd like to "pound in the pooper" (that one translates just fine!) I'd say definately Marisa Tomei with a reserve answer of Emma Watson, subject to the latter being over 21 (again I don't want to google that while at work!).

  • April 13, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST


    by Robert Evans

    Fudgepacking means pounding in the pooper, as you discern. You're on the right track!

  • April 13, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST


    by Franck

    Brooklyn Decker. Hands Down.

  • April 13, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Choppah, thanks

    by Mike Jenner

    Slowly and surely I am learning to speak American!

  • April 13, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    My pleasure, slammed.

    by Robert Evans

    Don't let the American-isms rot your brain, though.

  • April 13, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Link to the Avengers spoilers i'

    by ajt2111


  • April 13, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST

    @choppah: Lindsay Lohan

    by obijuanmartinez

  • April 13, 2012, 2:54 p.m. CST


    by Robert Evans

    Current Lohan or a few years ago Lohan? Cuz I can see the allure in both ...

  • April 13, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    My fudgepack Friday pick would be Demi Moore circa Ghost days. Fit.

    by Kill List Hammertime

  • April 13, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    good afternoon

    by mick vance

    i will be in the dallas area this weekend. i've never been there before, so does anyone know where i can find a fairly clean, black, female prostitute with a shaved vajajay? price is negotiable...

  • April 13, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Well I hear Halle Berry is looking for work.

    by Kill List Hammertime

  • April 13, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST


    by mick vance

    i said fairly clean not rolled in dung, jizzed on by all of the italian mafia, rolled in some more dung, and then hit with the bitch stick...

  • April 13, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Aah my bad. :)

    by Kill List Hammertime

  • April 13, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    @choppah: Current freaky crack-ho Lindsay

    by obijuanmartinez

  • April 13, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Even Hipsters know 720p is shit. Thanks to my assistant for confirming that fact.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • April 13, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Choppah defended Nordling?

    by Mike Jenner

    I didnt see it but if that is true I have to say I'm a little shocked. Nordling is a very average writer - nowhere near as terrible as Harry but certainly not very good either. His reviews are written like a kid writing for a school magazine (in fairness I have no idea how old he is - if he is a kid then fair enough) and his recent interview with Guy Pearce was so poor even Pearce sounded like he thought he had come into the wrong room and was dealing with the work experiance lad rather than a proper movie journalist. And of course there is Nordling's infamous inscurity about his work. He will ban on a whim just about anyone who dares actually point out he needs to put more effort into his writing. I'll give Harry his due here, he is usually pretty tolerant of people wheras Nordling just acts like a petulant little child when the teacher has just marked him "must try harder". And again it may be that Nordling is just a child in which case his behaviour is probably pretty understandable, especially for those of us who are parents. My view is that anyone who comes on a commercial website (and AICN IS a commercial one no matter how many people think Harry just runs it for the lurve of movies) needs to actlike a professional; that is to say they should write like a professional and react to comments about their work like a professional too. Nordling does neither. As I say, I've not read Choppah's apparent defense so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. But I hope he hasn't defended Nordling's writing because I honestly cannot see how any mature, educated individual (as Choppah most certainly is) wouth think Nordling was anything but a hack.

  • April 13, 2012, 4:17 p.m. CST

    CHOPPAH, How dare you defend a mod?!

    by Mattman

    This is a house of hate, not love!

  • April 13, 2012, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Antonio and Slammed

    by Robert Evans

    Which post are you talking about? When I corrected him on his incorrect usage of *garnish* in the DJANGO talkback? Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if I did defend Nordling at one point or another. The guy's been pretty decent to me. As a veteran of some bannings myself, it was nice to see someone take a more reasonable approach. Plus, he and I were allies against genderbender/lisab, whom Nordling once deservedly banned for saying some heinous shit about Jim Henson. Say what you will about him or his writing, he is capable of being a good chap. Other than that, carry on with your crusade. You are some funny motherfuckers.

  • We've had our share of dustups in the past.

  • April 13, 2012, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Now Beaks, on the other hand ...

    by Robert Evans

  • April 13, 2012, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Now Beaks, on the other hand ...

    by Robert Evans

  • April 13, 2012, 4:38 p.m. CST

    "Geek" isn't derogatory anymore? really?

    by AlexDK

  • April 13, 2012, 4:53 p.m. CST

    To Beaks I can only say... 'Bring it on'

    by Mattman

    Cuz he likes Bring It On. Get it? You don't get it.

  • April 13, 2012, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Quint is pure win

    by Mattman

  • April 13, 2012, 4:55 p.m. CST

    And Nordling seems nice enough

    by Mattman

    Might not always agree with him, but at least he's not an asshole.

  • April 13, 2012, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Quint is the star of this site, absolutely.

    by Robert Evans

    Pity we don't get to see more of his work.

  • April 13, 2012, 5 p.m. CST

    Ssssh don't tell Knowles.

    by Kill List Hammertime

  • April 13, 2012, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Very cool episode...

    by Chris Moody

    ...but it would be great to see a quick "after episode" clip at the end of each show.

  • April 13, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST you have a DREAM GUEST that you want to interview?

    by Chris Moody

    Or, are you open to suggested guests/topics/movies?

  • April 13, 2012, 7:31 p.m. CST

    There's no 'knews' like good 'knowles'!

    by Chris Moody

  • April 13, 2012, 7:45 p.m. CST


    by Timothy Boone

    You're just way too fat and ugly to be on camera.

  • April 13, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Libs, did I take two shits or one yesterday?

    by Robert Evans

    I forgot... but I'm sure you remember.

  • Also, you "white dwarf matter lensed" your own dad? That's dirty pool, son!

  • April 13, 2012, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Avengers Spoily Type Talk...

    by mdk

    ... ...So they obviously put Thanks in to prevent Warner's from ever using Darkseid. Smartest thing Marvel ever did... getting access to those Disney lawyers. Wonder if this means Mar-Vell or Adam Warlock in the sequel?

  • April 13, 2012, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Harry this is really good stuff

    by John Brown

    Good vibe and atmosphere, you're clearly having fun with it...fuck the haters, I give it two geeky thumbs-up.

  • Whit like a weekly show, even a short Youtube one, doesn't happen overnight. Harry still needs to work on his delivery though.

  • April 14, 2012, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Playa Haters Club...

    by Cagliostro

    Where the fuck is all the hate on haters coming from lately? Oh, that's right, mediocre hipster douchebags that rely on numbers like fucking gangbangers. While I generally try not to hate on anyone too much I appreciate calling 'em like you see 'em. On a personal note, I think the only contributor to this site beyond redemption is Beaks. Saying you don't get Sir Alan Parker is akin to saying you don't get Kubrick or Ridley Scott. I'd go even further to say that while he once worked for Ridley Scott, Alan Parker has a much more solid track record for producing quality films.

  • April 14, 2012, 1:52 a.m. CST



    It is looking like Douglas Trumbull is gonna stop by the 'basement' for a future episode! Very jazzed about that!

  • April 14, 2012, 3:10 a.m. CST

    I'm into it. Good job, Harry.

    by geeko2000

  • April 14, 2012, 3:56 a.m. CST


    by Franck

    You just spent time and research making a case against Choppah for *defending Nordling*, argumenting and debating on how he dared to say something positive about him. Guys like you are the perfect pathetic TB type that Harry, Nordling & Co choose to ignore and look at as just empty, needless clicks to feed their advertising ratios, and rightfully so. I now understand the notion of self-entitlement that has plagued this site at times, I might even have been guilty of it myself in the past, but you are the Grand Prize Winner. I am pretty sure you were doing the same in High School (hey, you actually MIGHT be in High-School still, given the depth of your posts), bullying others into disliking the ones you didn't get along with, forcing judgements upon others. But wake up buddy, and smell the (purple)roses (of Cairo), you are just another (bad) moniker in an ocean of posts, most of them about movies, comics, toys, arguments, passions, and red head geeks in a colorful basement. And until you have contributed some interested posts, made your points in an intelligent manner you'll have no credit, and although I don't always agree with Nordling, or Harry, or Choppah, or half of the TBers that don't share my opinion, I''ll always respect and value their posts more than your empty concerns about if and why one should not defend Nordling. So try the smart way, argument your points, be constructive, not destructive, contribute, and you'll earn mine and other's respect, even if they don't agree with you. Or keep on doing what you do, hey, it's a free site, and I am not one to tell you what to do, by all means. Peace.

  • April 14, 2012, 6:23 a.m. CST

    I like this

    by hallmitchell

    Great energy, good effects. Good puppet. Harry you do this so well. Live presenting and i also like the music.

  • April 14, 2012, 8:56 a.m. CST

    An attack on the choppa??

    by john

    Fuck off. The guy has earned his seat at the head of the talkback table.

  • April 14, 2012, 9:40 a.m. CST


    by Franck

    I wholeheartedly second that motion. And made that point two posts up. Chopped Chopped the Warrior.

  • April 14, 2012, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Terrible. Fuck Mel Gibson.

    by Barnald

    And Buckaroo Banzai.

  • April 14, 2012, 10:57 a.m. CST

    flynn-lives spooges some words at me

    by gotilk

    Sorry. That made absolutely no sense, was completely uninformed and.... well... on some level complimentary. I don't expect you to understand. You still come off as an entitled, whining piece of shit. You and liberalwarrior should hang out some time. Could be a very fruitful friendship. Imagine the attention to detail, the passionate cries of JOURNALISM in unison. You could justify each other's desperate cries for attention and congratulate each other's attention to detail. You could track Harry's mistakes and follow Choppah's posts in Talkback together, covering twice the ground. You could start a website!! Put up some ads, make a few bucks a month. Who knows? I'm trying to put a positive spin on it all. You could take polls!! Which AICN writer is closest to being a *real journalist*, which has made the most mistakes, and which ones do Choppah defend or fail to defend, based on how much ass-kissing you believe you've observed??! SO fun! The BEST! Maybe even cover some new ground. And cuddle. TYPOS!! Then you could track how often each contributor has apologized to you or all of AICN's readership for said typos. Because, well, as you both probably agree... it's IMPORTANT and you DESERVE it. After all, you've probably spent years here reading and posting. Don't you think you deserve some kind of affirmation, admission or apology when a writer here makes an error, a mistake, no matter how small or how big?? Right? Like I said, I don't assume to know what kind of person you are when you're not HERE. But I forgive you, because you were man enough to apologize. Bravo, sir. Bravo. You go and have a great day now. And I apologize for not addressing your response in a more timely manner. Because, you know, if it's not prompt enough for you, chances are it's not prompt enough period, right? Bwahahaha!!! Oh man. Rich. You care too much, don't you? You just care TOO MUCH. *beeeeep* *beeeeep* *beeeeep* Oh and this is OVER! lol

  • last night and when it was over he asked what CHANNEL it was on. I wanted to pass that on to you because I saw it as a huge compliment. Then I showed him the last one and even though he didn't understand the context of Boiler, he loved it and said it reminded him of those old late night horror movie shows, like the ones I compared it to before. (Creature Features from Sac and SF, and the one that PTA's dad did in Cleveland... shows like that) Just wanted to pass that on. Made me smile. *KEEP AMERICA STRONG, WATCH MORE HORROR MOVIES!* Also, do you plan on doing more long form episodes in the future, or will you be keeping it in the shorter format? I'm loving the whole Nerdist effort so far, and the puppet stuff is so great! Keep it up.

  • April 14, 2012, 11:08 a.m. CST

    flynn, titty: Thanks for the kind words. And snyder:

    by Robert Evans

    I'd take libs' word on fudge packing and constipation. Something tells me he's familiar with being afflicted by both. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

  • April 14, 2012, 12:05 p.m. CST


    by Franck

    Your forgiveness means a lot to me, thank you. And whatever you're on, I'll have some of it if you want to share. But honestly I have no fucking clue about what you just wrote or made reference to. It might be very late or very early wherever you are. But it was fun, we should do it again. Love always. Flynn

  • Oh it`s about movies n stuff too. ohhhh.

  • April 14, 2012, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Anyone that allows the evil yellow dot...

    by MagicJesus

    in the scrub bar, which is an obvious evil signal of the imminent stupid ad that is about to invade the screen space in which I'm trying to watch their in league with the debil.

  • We used to have one here Florida out of St. Petersburg called Creature Feature hosted by the legendary Dr. Paul Bearer, who incidentally, was the longest continuously running horror host on television.

  • April 14, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    For some reason the basement reminds me of Fraggle Rock

    by Franck

    Just geekier.

  • If I recall correctly, they still had some of those on sale at my local ST convention in the late 80's. One of my fav con' promo items was the heat-sensitive button/pin for MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN.

  • April 14, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Projects like this explain

    by Mike Jenner

  • April 14, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Projects like this explain

    by Mike Jenner

  • April 14, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Projects like this explain

    by Mike Jenner

  • April 14, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Projects like this explain

    by Mike Jenner

  • April 14, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Projects like this explain

    by Mike Jenner

  • April 14, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Ape has hickups?

    by Franck

  • April 14, 2012, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Looks like with the next episode -


    after the end, we'll be including some Bloopers between me and Boiler... not that Boiler ever has a blooper, that fucker is such the professional!

  • April 14, 2012, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Projects like this

    by Mike Jenner

    (stupid broken website that allows multiple posts in error but wont allow you to edit them - apologies my fingers are not good at the ipad keyboard) What I was trying to say is that, although I refuse to watch this, I have spoken to 7 friends who have and each of them has confirmed it is just like part 1; in other words, a continuationof the totally self-serving ego trip for Harry, where he acts (?) like a 13 year old and seemingly aims at an audience of the same age, with no actual movie news or indeed anything else of actual interest. It is apparently just Harry playing up to his supposed charmingly geek image. They also are unanimous in their view that Harry looks a little creepy in this - not in a good, Christopher Lee way but in the way you wouldn't trust tour pre-pubescent daughter with. But what they have also all said- and what I got from episode one- is that the production of this is actually pretty good. But I have to ask, if Knowles is capable of putting something out that looks like it has decent production values behind it, wouldn't it be better to do a decent movie show? I mean, seriously, other than those people who are just biased gushing Harry fans (essentially just like Justin Bieber fans but fatter and more nerdy I suspect), who really wants to see a 40 year old acting like this, where everything is "cool" and "awesome"? Of course I may be wrong; there seem to be plenty of folk on this TB who just love Knowles' childish antics. If that is the case, fine, but it explains why probably the same undemanding audience put up with badly made rubbish like Tron Legacy and John Carter. But whichever camp you are in, it is interesting to note how much energy Harry is putting into these productions. Its a real shame he couldn't channel just a little bit of that enthusiasm back into the website he started and is now so apparently indifferent to.

  • April 14, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Happy Fudgepack Friday!

    by Roger Moon

    OK, a day late, but my choice is Emma Watson. Have you seen the latest pics of her on set? Sweet Christ.

  • April 14, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST


    by Mike Jenner

    Less hiccups, more like a case of St Vitas Dance with my ipad keyboard. Again, my apologies. Edit button, anyone?

  • April 14, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Looms like with the next episode -

    by Mike Jenner

    after the end, we'll be including some bloopers where I, Harry Knowles, a supposed movie expert, film producer and screenplay collector, reviews a script for Prometheus and pretend it is totally brilliant, cool and awesome and, above all, 100% genuine. Oh what giggles me and Fathergeek had as we filmed this scene. Watch me snigger like a little girl as I fail to mention the dialogue that makes the aveage episode of The Powder Puff girls look like it was written by Robert Towne. See me titter as I pretend not to notice that a 79 page screenplay would equate to a movie with a running time of 1 hour 20. Or spot all the spelling and grammatical errors. Or the fact that the writer doesn't even seem to follow the standard formatting that all other screenplays in Hollywood adopt. And see how we just laugh and laugh as I exchange twitters with the actual writer of the movie and pretend I still think this is a genuine screenplay. Next up, a bunch of bloopers about how I discuss "the lost Connery" movie that is only now available on disc - watch how I wink (and try and supress a giggle )to the off-screen Fathergeek, knowing that in fact The Terrorists (aka Ransom - but sneekily I pretend not to know this) has been available for almost 10 years on dvd.

  • Unless more hits means more revenues means a better site. Meanwhile I dig Episodes 1 and 2, they will most likely mature into an addicting serie, good creative work.

  • April 14, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST


    by Mike Jenner

    Surely it can't, because aharry has told us in massive and mind numbingly boring detail about how much gym he has done and what a medical marvel the doctors consider him to be. In real life, judging from the amount of excercise he claims to have done, I believe him to be a toned adonis with zero body fat - an athlete and potentially a male model. Obviously the Harry you see in these videos - which is certainly slimmer than before but is still vastly over weight - is just some CGI. Its another of Harry's infamous in-jokes, pretending that he is still vastly overweight and that he has lied or vastly exaggerated the work-out regime he has cited in just about every single post he has made for the last year or so. Can'tbelieve you were so easily fooled, mate. Next you'll be thinking that Harry was genuine in his review of the Prometheus script!!!

  • April 14, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Keep the pedal to the floor, dirty_ape

    by Roger Moon

    and never let off the gas! Love it.

  • April 14, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST

    realized who muppet Harry looks like

    by sunwukong86

    The Ghost of Christmas Present from Muppet Christmas Carol

  • April 14, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST

    I love it Harry!

    by Tom Fremgen

    These are such fun to watch! Because I know it's not kiddie- it's fun! Keep 'em coming!

  • April 14, 2012, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Re : slammed_dirty_ape

    by Real Deal

    " but it explains why probably the same undemanding audience put up with badly made rubbish like Tron Legacy and John Carter. " Yawn.

  • April 14, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST

    realizing the true purpose of these episodes

    by animas

    harry is marketing his product(soul) to studios. since studios figured out he likes everything, he now won't even review a movie unless he gets pwesents.

  • April 14, 2012, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Aint it Cool that...

    by zol

  • April 14, 2012, 10:47 p.m. CST

    I kinda dig this Harry

    by batzilla

    Hope it keeps going. I really thought these would be kind of on the lame side but I like 'em!

  • April 14, 2012, 11:37 p.m. CST

    This show is ridiculous.

    by Critta

    It's like it's targeted at 8 year old buffoons. The idea of Douglas Trumball appearing amidst this silly nonsense makes me sad?

  • April 15, 2012, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Real Deal

    by Mike Jenner

    Oh yawn yourself. I cited John Carter merely to illustrate a point - I could have mentioned loads of others but thatwas the most recent film in my mind that represented what I considered to be an average movie. I bet you probably love Harry's video shows - they are the kind of mindless, undemanding, unsubstantive rot that would appeal to someone like you. If that is the case it is a shame you couldn't write a response outlining to me why in your opinion I am so wrong in my view and explaining what merit you consider the Aint It Cool video has. But instead you post your usual dull response. Still, I suppose I should count myself lucky that you didn't trot out your usual musings about how in fact John Carpenter is a really a huge financial hit and that there is a fanbase on Facebook with at least 23 people who want a sequel. Why the fuck do you even bother reading my posts if I bore you so much? Actually that is a rhetorical question because I won't be reading anything else you post in future so please don't bother. You rarely say anything of interest to me anyway. Bye

  • April 15, 2012, 4:27 a.m. CST


    by Mike Jenner

    Couldn't agree more. I really don't see the appeal at all, at least not to grown ups. An interview with Trumball COULD be sensational so I just hope to God it is conducted properly rather than some silly nonsense aimed at 7 year olds.

  • April 15, 2012, 5:20 a.m. CST

    the trumball interview will be conducted

    by emeraldboy

    by harry's puppet

  • April 15, 2012, 5:21 a.m. CST

    and as harry has add/adhd

    by emeraldboy

    it will only be a couple of minutes long.

  • April 15, 2012, 5:26 a.m. CST


    by Mike Jenner

    You mean Nordling? lol

  • April 15, 2012, 5:33 a.m. CST


    by emeraldboy

    hardy har... if i said that about nordling. nordling would have brought out the banhammer.

  • April 15, 2012, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Harry, word of advice

    by kesoze4

    The episode was much improved over the former, more focused, and surprisingly good effects. But you talk about yourself and your connection to things wayyyy too much. It comes off as very childish "Look at meee! Look how great I am!!" When you kick off the LA segment telling us you're an exec producer on the movie, it immediately makes the clip look self-serving and vain. And when the guy at the end showed up with the cool gadget, you couldn't brush him off faster showing your own gadget. Have a little humility. Show interest only in other people. Don't talk about yourself. It'll make you more likeable and get you so much further.

  • April 15, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST


    by dukeroberts

    You shouldn't hold a comic book like that, especially a vintage one.

  • Geeks would love probing questions and maybe some dish on Trumbull's work with other cinema titans, but most of it will be Harry gushing that HOLY CRAP WOW (giggle) DOUGLAS TRUMBULL RIGHT HERE IN MY BASEMENT!! Prove me wrong, Harry. Prove me wrong.

  • April 15, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Harry, keep talking to us like kids, cuz we are....

    by notcher

    We may be in our 20's, 30's and older, but we still are talking about comics and shit, your shit fits the site. Fuck the haters, keep em coming dude!!!!

  • April 15, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    kesoze4, Harry is above your advice

    by Mattman

    Or anyone's, for that matter. He's never taken TB advice, why would he start now? Hell, he won't even push this site to be fixed.

  • April 15, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST


    by yesiamaplant

    The right thing? Like continuing to give you free content on his free site without you paying a dime for it? Entitled prick.

  • April 15, 2012, 1:44 p.m. CST

    AICN in the UK

    by Mike Jenner

    I assume a lot of the advertising on this site is country specific. Here in the UK AICN has recently started running banners for Sky HD, our principle satellite TV company. A friend of mine is in advertising and she says this alone must be worth a small fortune for AICN just to run the advert, and the will be a small additional revenue generated if anybody actually clicks the link. So where does this money go? Sure as hell isnt channelled back into the website that is for sure. Presumably a fair bit of it goes to Harry as remuneration which reenforces a point I made a while back and which Antonio Bannederas has also said - this is a commercial site and yet it is run by an amateur. Harry really ought to make a choice. Be just a geek and run this like an amateur site (in other words as he currently does, but without advertsing, Amazin kick back links etc) and do it in spare time OR make it a professional site and bring it up to the spec we as the customers are entitled to. Yep, entitlement - there is that word that so many people seem to latch onto here, slagging people like me off because he assume we have some entitlement to things despite getting everything for "free". Well, as Antionio said, it isnt free cos every visit puts money in the bank for Harry - we are EARNING him money. If that doesn't give rise to some entitlement on our part I dont know what does. The biggest problem as I see it is that Harry likes to promote himself as just a fun loving good ol' boy geek doing this for his love of movies and cos he loves us all. And people buy that, they really do, seemingly without question. But the fact is Harry is a businessman, runni g this site for profit and yet putting little or no effort into it. And yet so people seem to just sit back and accept it. lf your favorite restaurant went really down hill because the proprietor was getting rich and lazy, wouldnt you want him to get his arse in gear and get the restaurant back to the great place it was before? I sure as hell would. And that is all I'm really asking of Harry. And having said Harry is a businessman I should qualify that by saying he actually isnt a very good one - if he was he would recognise that loyalty from customers only goes so far and that he will lose those customers if he doesnt start pulling his finger out and getting the site back up to speed. Stop focusing on other ego-feeding projects like this lame video show and fix the mainstay of your income. And that way MORE customers will come.

  • April 15, 2012, 2 p.m. CST

    What PWESENTS did Mel give you Harry?

    by Fritzlorrerains

  • April 15, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    antonio_bannederas / slammed_dirty_ape

    by rakesh patel

    he makes enough money from tha amazon kickbacks and adverts to get a steady income to run things from the site. Fair play to him. he did it first, he makes decent money, he does what he loves. Now he could very well have a site with all the bells and whistles. That site already exists. it's called hitfix. it has your logins for fb / twitter/ like status rss feeds, im sure a newsletter and shit as well. I have a login for hitfix. never use it. for me personally the site has no heart. it has adverts its slick, and it serves its audience, i.e those people who want articles and up to date articles and news headlines really well. But that's not what im looking for. i'm looking for a site with people who love what they do and posters / talkbacker who are passionate about their shit and aren't; afraid of give their opinions. from my pov the site serves its audience pretty well. I enjoy the unfettered chaos of the talk backs, there are those who prefer the zone. yeah it'd be nice to have a wysiwyg interface, an edit button, the post to twitter tick boxed automatically unticked. the ability to hyperlink, and comps that weren't just restricted to the US, but really its not the be all and end all. honestly if the landing page changed and talkback function changed radically i'd leave. the payoff to between look and feel and edit function to my mind are worth it. I work in it, i have a side thing going on with websites, and Ux is all important. its what keeps people coming back, and everyone does keep coming back. Harry doesnt owe me a damm thing. i keep coming to play in his sandbox. if id dont want to come here i dont have to. for him to make money on the site from my comments and page views, he has to put up content that will keep me here. he does, so i come along. the minute he stops, he loses me. And I'm sure i wont be the only one gone. So slammed_dirty_ape if your favourite restaurant went really down hill, find another one, or better still eat in. He's totally right to do a video show, its a revenue earner, he's diversifying his interests. remember, he could totally rake it in if he wanted to, but then he'd no longer be headgeek, but corporatemotherfucker. Its a fine line to tread, once you lose your core audience you're fucked.

  • April 15, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Mr X

    by Mike Jenner

    Thank you for your polite, thoughtful and intelligent post. I don't agree with you but it is very refreshing to read a contrary post which actually points the point across in a very cogent manner without the usual petty name calling and childish "why don't you just fuck off" response that so often when anyone dares to question Harry. As I say, I don't agree with the majority of what you say but I totally respect your view and especially the way you have put it across. Now this is what the Talkbacks should be about - heated, but well thought out discussions.

  • April 15, 2012, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Amazes me people think he doesn't make a lot of money...

    by SK229

    For shits and giggles, do yourself a favor and contact the ad department of this site. Not sure about now, but 5 or 6 years ago... LLLLLLLOTTTTA pesos to run even the simplest ad for a month. And I agree with Mr_X regarding the talkbacks. I think Harry could do SOME updating, but for me, I FUCKING HATE comment boards on every other site with their dropdowns and contextual replies, avatars, having to sign in with facebook or email... fuck all that horseshit. The design of these TB's IS the reason the site is successful. Sure, some of it can be due to people just loving Quint's writing and certain features, but those features on any other site wouldn't get this kind of traffic and especially not this many comments. Also, I've noticed a much more 'vanilla' or 'safe' responses from people/writers on just about everything elsewhere. It's like they LOVE mediocrity and middle-of-the-road opinions over at places like Slashfilm and you don't get the bug nuts responses and epic discussions you get here. The TB's are the closest online equivalent I've ever seen to a late night dorm room bull session. Or any kind of bull session for that matter. Everything about the design of these TB's can be attributed to three things 1) Simplicity. They're white boxes full of text with plenty of room on the top, bottom, and sides. Above them - nothing but subject line, TB handle, date and time in what I think is perfectly proportionate text. 2) IT'S ALL INLINE. No signing in to achieve inline discussions and replies like at IMDB, no contextual reply nonsense that eventually leaves you with four characters per line or an endlessly scrolling bottom bar, no fucking bullshit toolbars on every... single... reply. You essentially get a shit-load of real estate on this site if you want it, all devoted to your own replies and opinions. And it's NOT spread across multiple pages, which is MADDENING to read and makes you give up very quickly unless the discussion is a good one, which it rarely is elsewhere. 3) It's pretty fuckin' democratic. I mean, you can spout almost any shit or nonsense you want here and it sticks and you'll get called out on it, you can go back and forth, you can hide, you can respond... it creates epic dialogues that are ADDICTING to read because the opinions AREN'T middle-of-the-road, they're strong, they're biased, and we're all anonymous here, so we pull no punches. That has it's place, imho. That said, I CANNOT BELIEVE that nobody else has realized that this is the secret sauce and went and made their own site with a lot more and better CONTENT than this site has but with a similar discussion board design. This site is still nowhere near as content rich as it could be, and I think the show is a step in the right direction that could have been made ten years ago. It should and COULD be THE HUB for movies, learning about moviemaking, interviews, smackdowns, geeky social networking... but it isn't. If I were Harry, I would have taken this site and leveraged the audience a lot more over the years by constantly asking, "How can we engage more? What else can we do that'll be as addicting as the talkbacks? How can we get different kinds of interaction going on (posting trailers, personal films, odd tidbits, etc.) and CONNECT people if they so wish?" It really could have been the movie website version of facebook and so much more. Still maybe could be, but it's something that probably should have started five or six years ago.

  • April 15, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Don't change the site

    by James

    Don't fix it either. I like it all fucked up and old looking with broken comment boards and bugs. That makes it mine. Not literally mine, but mine.

  • April 15, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST


    by Mike Jenner

    I have to say I remain to be convinced that Harry and/or AICN dont actually get paid to host a screening. All this guff about how Harry supposidly gets a movie screened for him, loves it and thus lobbys the film company to do a screening just doesn't sit with me. Remember the Chronicle screening AICN advertsied (although as I recall the post disappeared and certainly I dont recall seeing any subsequent TalkBack on it). According to Harry, he had seen a preview, loved the movie and "lobbied hard" (his words) to Fox for a screening, which just happened to also include a Q & A with the director. Now, as ai recall Harry had seen Chronicle about a week before he started posting about the hosted screening - so according to him he saw the film, managed to convince Fox to do a screening, all withing the space of a week - and just conveniently the director had a free day to fly to Austin (despite being already engaged on a whole bunch of other promo duties arranged months in advance) and by good fortune the Alamo Drafthouse was also free that night. Hmmmmm. Now all of the above COULD have happened. But it really does seem much more logical that, in fact, the hosted screening was arranged MONTHS before Harry saw the film. And if that is the case, and Harry was prepared to lie about it, then who is to say that Fox didnt pay him to run and promote the screening? I mean, Fix would definately have picked up the costs of hiring out the conveniently-available Draft House that night, and they have a huge advertsing budget, so it would have been nothing for them to pay AICN a sum just to advertise the film. Cos otherwise, obviously, nobody would have turned up to the screening. We're told Harry just does this out of love for movies and for the love of the folks who come to AICN. Now, I have never questioned Harry's love of film (his status as a supposed expert yes, but never his love of the medium) but love for his readers? Hmm, there is no evidence of that in recent years and in fact he just seems totally indifferent to the site these days, almost as if it is a useful revenue source to him and nothing more. Now, I can't say I'm right about AICN. But when local papers and radio stations give away tickets for a screening, I can say with 100% certainty they are paid to run the promotion, at least in the UK. So why would a fan site like AICN be any different? And if AICN or Harry do get paid by thr film companies then it follows that Harry must surely be biased when he says how much he loves the movie in question. Because he is hardly goi g to stick two fingers up at a film distributor who is funding him by say "we're doing a screening of a movie but just so you know it is an AWFUL film" now is he? As I say, I remain to be convinced.

  • April 15, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST


    by Mike Jenner

    That is one of the reasons I refuse to watch episode 2 and probably won't watch any others either (unless I'm told the upcoming Trumbull interview is well done). That, and the fact I have no desire to watch a 40 year old man acting like a 13 year old, bleating on about how much stuff he has and how everything is so "cool" and "totally awesome". I have no issue with someone being enthusiastic but for a 40 year old man Harry's behaviour isn't fun or charming it is, at the very least, embaressing and and most is actually pretty disturbing.

  • April 15, 2012, 4:24 p.m. CST


    by Richie_Rich

    It's harry's party and who invited you, anyway?

  • April 15, 2012, 6:20 p.m. CST

    heh heh heh

    by Richie_Rich

  • April 15, 2012, 6:33 p.m. CST

    heh heh heh

    by Richie_Rich

  • April 15, 2012, 11:23 p.m. CST

    beards, not bears heh...bears would actually be more attractive!

    by quantize

  • April 16, 2012, 12:02 a.m. CST

    site matters


    there are business concerns that have effectively crippled the current iteration of AICN. We're in the process of changing that situation, but it is a matter of a lot of money. We're working to cure those situations. The delicate nature of what is keeping AICN from being "fixed" is so annoying to me, that it literally makes me want to scream. Hopefully this year will fix those situations. That's what RoRo & Monty do. I just try to bring more revenue into the site, so that we can get out of the situation AICN is in. Can't really comment further right now.

  • April 16, 2012, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Site Matters

    by Mike Jenner

    Re Harry's comments. The only possible thing I can think of which would be sensative would be if there was some sort of legal issue involved. And whilst I accept that any such situation may well be sub judice, and thus Harry would not be able to disclose the specifics, there is absolutely nothing which would prevent him from at least disclosing that AICN is indeed in litigation with another party (a software developer perhaps) without revealing any particulars. Other than that I just cannot see what would be so delicate, I really cant. Unless it is that AICN is insolvent, but that is pretty hard to believe. You know, as one of the most vocal people about thhe current state of the site, I'd be pretty damn supportive if I knew e reason why AICN's long promised ipdates were not happening. But sadly until there is a little more meat on the bones This just comes across as yet another excuse. And of course I would point out that, whatever the issues are that prevent the update to the mechanics of the site, there rewlly shouldnt be anything which would prevent the quality from being increased. Spell checking on Harry's stuff would be a start. And maybe some actual AICN news rather than just info gleened from other sites. Someobody please explain to me what possible "delicate" situation would prevent those changes from being implemented.

  • April 16, 2012, 3:38 a.m. CST


    by emeraldboy

    and we dont know who is preparing to sue harry knowles. and for all we know it could be 20th Century fox over the Promethues script debacle.

  • April 16, 2012, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Well thanks for at least commenting about it Harry. Bout time.

    by Kill List Hammertime

  • April 16, 2012, 4:54 a.m. CST

    he could be being sued by disney

    by emeraldboy

    payback from them regarding his role in John Carter. biggest financial bomb in the studio's history.

  • April 16, 2012, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Harry Haters, Trolls and others..

    by Franck

    I am not one to defend Harry. I have been quite vocal in addressing what I thought was wrong and have expressed my ire when I thought he fucked up. But he has just done what most of you predicted he'd never do: He cares.He addressed the issue. He gave a bit of an explanation. This should be a good start.

  • April 16, 2012, 7 a.m. CST


    by Mike Jenner

    I totally agree with you that it is a good start but I am still puzzled as to why more info cannot be given to us about the problems. Like I said, I would LOVE this site to become good again and if I thought the was a credible reason why at least some of the technical issues can't be resolved I would doubtless be totally supportive of Harry and co. Heck, I might even try and help if I coulld. But yes, you're right, Harry has taken a small step forward by actually addressing things to a small extent so lets hope this continues. I for one would be far happier having some decent debates on Talkbacks about movies etc rather than having to constantly moan about Harry and the site.

  • April 16, 2012, 7:49 a.m. CST

    nobdoy really hear debates movies...

    by emeraldboy

    its always ends up being about the studio system. or the director or actor or writer. or director or actor's foibles.

  • April 16, 2012, 7:52 a.m. CST

    a good example is woody allen...

    by emeraldboy

    and his new movie. people either like or dislike his films and that is down to personal taste. there was no need to bring in jokes about the holocaust. it just comes across as extremely anti semetic.

  • April 16, 2012, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Here is my guess....

    by Jaster Mareel

    Whomever did the last overhaul is in total control of what gets changed in the architecture. This is what these guys do. It would have happened to me at my work's website if I hadn't been diligent about not going along with it. They can even lock the owner's out so that things literally cannot be fixed by anyone except them. That's where the REAL money is made, eternal maintenance. If you don't read the small print of a contract, you can get sucked into it. They'll give you a little application that allows you to put in news articles like this, but you can't change the "guts" of the site. I mean, you CAN, but you can be sued for doing so. And that's assuming you have the password for wherever the site is being hosted. If you don't, they just say =nope, not unless you pony up the cash=. That's my strongest guess for what's going on here, but it could be something completely different.

  • April 16, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST


    by Jaster Mareel

    Seriously, he didn't have to tell us there was an issue at all and now you want a fucking heart-to-heart with him about his business woes? We're just visitors here, this is his fucking life. It's not THAT big of a fucking deal guys.

  • April 16, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Ape I fully agree. And I think Fett might be right.

    by Franck

  • April 16, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by Blue_Demon

    all those who don't enjoy =being lied to=...couldn't they just fuck off and find an entertainment site that is as sincere as they are? Fett's right in my opinion. If you come here for correct spelling and grammer...dude. We're here for movies. It's a goddamn geekfest, not a collection of BBC Proof readers. Yeah I've bitched about an edit button, but it's not that important really. The important thing is the talkbacks. I've learned quite a bit from some of you fuckers.

  • April 16, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    @wrath_of_fett / Headgeek

    by rakesh patel

    makes perfect sense. really does. I do this act a s a consultant for businesses so they don't get shafted in this way. SME owners don't know anything about IT, and why should they? They concentrate on their core business and leave the IT to their IT guys, some guys are good, some are bad. However.... i don't want or need to speculate it's none of my business. I would merely suggest to headgeek, get a second opinion.

  • April 16, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST


    by Franck

    I would only support an Edit feature only valid five minutes after posting. You shouldn't have to edit a post except for grammar and typos, it would flaw the entire process. And some posts are so priceless they should remain untouched, especially when one fucks-up or get caught red-handed bullshitting or trolling.

  • April 16, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Yes, editing only for 5 minutes

    by Jaster Mareel

    I think most forums are like that. A very limited editing window, just for typos and shit.

  • April 16, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    PROMETHEUS' run time, according to Sir Ridley himself, is ...

    by Robert Evans

    ... 119 minutes. Here's the link if you want to verify for yourself. Be warned, though, there could be something a bit spoilerish in there:

  • April 16, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST

    The so-called SPOILER:

    by Jaster Mareel

    Thank you choppah for linking that and also for saying there could be a spoiler thing in there. I don't consider it a spoiler, more of a clarification that we've been debating on these boards. The derelict ship is indeed PARKED, not CRASHED. I didn't watch the video so I don't know in what context he revealed this, but the fact that he is specifying it might be relevant to Prometheus. Here's a pic of Ridley on the shooting set of the derelict in 1979: I don't know...that looks like a pretty fucking precarious parking job, and no landing gear apparently.

  • April 16, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Prometheus 119 Minutes

    by Mike Jenner

    So NOT approximately 79 minutes then, eh Harry? Harry? (tumbleweed)

  • April 16, 2012, 1:52 p.m. CST

    My pleasure, fett. I figured that'd be of some interest.

    by Robert Evans

    The thing clearest to me, though, is that I can't fucking wait until early June.


  • April 16, 2012, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Posts Removed?

    by Franky_Four_Fingers

    Did we lose a large chunk of this TB?

  • April 16, 2012, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Wesley Morris, the film critic who criticized Harry Knowless...

    by Foucault

    ...won the Pulitzer. He wrote about how Harry Knowles and others started a questionable revolution of amateurs writing film criticism.

  • April 16, 2012, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Great Ep. 2!

    by leisuredrummer

    Seriously, anybody who says this isn't cool should swithch over to TMZ or some other brainless celebrity crap. Keep up the good work Harry!

  • April 16, 2012, 11:45 p.m. CST

    How to properly kiss ass at AICN..

    by Robert Evans

    Y'all know me. Know I chop for a living. Regarding the defense of Nordling unfelt was justified At the time because it was unneeded and petty. Blasting an interviewer and saying he is Ill prepared because he didn't get the newly annointed title right, the same title that the actor was unsure about. That's it. Some posters decided to jump on error a notch slightly above misspellings. And to say I defended him because he responded to me or glanced in my direction. Well fuck right the fuck off. The mods will respond to you if you engage them intelligently. I've have convos with them all. Some civil and some not so much. But there was always mutual respect, otherwise why defuck would I be here? I have chopped them incessantly when I felt their potential wasn't up to snuff, as Harold and Beaks can attest. And for me to say I didn't come to the rescue of banned dirty ape or Antonio..well I didn't see a reason to. Their intention was to troll and cause maximum havoc before getting banned for minimal effect. If you're gonna get banned, make it a worthy cause. Here end of lesson

  • April 16, 2012, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Unfelt=I felt

    by Robert Evans

  • April 17, 2012, 8:12 a.m. CST


    by Mike Jenner

    Do not presume you know me or my intentions. I do not, nor have I ever, come here to "troll" or cause "havoc". Nor do I believe Ihave ever been banned for any supposed trolling. As previously stated, all bar one of my bans have been by Nordling and all of those were predicated on me daring to challenge him. And FYI my last ban was for comments on the very poor research Nordling did that you cite above and seem to consider not to be very bad. If you care to look it was not just a title he got wrong, he also made a gaff about a movie he believed was doing the festival circuits which actor Guy Pearce pointed out was actually still in post production. And, sorry, but a whole bunch of his questions looked like they came from A Teenager's Guide Interviewing For The School Newspaper. If you are content with this sort of sub standard journalism then fine, but don't moan when others take it to task. So by all means disagree with me over the quality (or otherwise) of Nordling's work, and certainly don't feel like you have to support me if I get banned, but as I say, please don't presume to know me or my motivations for what I post because evidently you don't have a clue. Perhaps in future, before you get all superior and dispense a "lesson", maybe confine it to something you actually know about rather than something you think you do.

  • April 17, 2012, 8:12 a.m. CST

    I'm moving family OUT of this shithole state(MI)...

    by Isaac R.

    Have narrowed it down to TX or FL. Ant thoughts?

  • April 17, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST


    by Robert Evans

    first off--the lesson wasnt for YOU. second off-im going off by what you and antonio said after you got banned for god knows what by Nordling. you insulted him and said he was unprepared and what not and got the banhammer. you came back as slammed and got with antonio to see how long it would take to get banned..hence you trolling. my point was to Liberal warrior that you and antonio and the countless others who have fallen dont need my pity when you get banned. You seem to think its an honor anyway. there is no regret and remorse on your end when you actively pursue a banning. We cross paths many times brother, i aint mad at cha. Liberal warrior/Kobe/Subtitles Off can go fuck himself though.

  • April 17, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST


    by Mike Jenner

    Thanks for that - apologies that I misinterpreted what you said. Sorry. Just to clarify, I've never wanted to be banned nor am I ever happy to be. Recently I just thought it was a pretty pathetic reaction by Nordling who really ought to learn that, if he wants to be a big dog, he has to learn how to piss up the big trees. But I wasn't taunting him to ban me again, I just assumed he would do because he wields his banhammer like a petulant child. But as I say, apologies to you. Not that it is an excuse but I have had a REALLY bad day.

  • April 17, 2012, 11:15 a.m. CST


    by Franck

    I love feeling the love. Teary eyes and happy ending. Group Hug.

  • April 17, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    @ Headgeek...

    by Chris Moody

    Wow -- DOUGLAS TRUMBULL?!? You need to ask him about the "iPad" mockup used in 2001: A Space Odyssey! Who came up with the idea...and how did they do it? It was such a small feature in the film that proved to be incredibly prophetic. Remember: That was many years before LCD or plasma displays became possible! You might want to ask him: If you could have worked on ANY other film, which one would you have liked to work with?

  • April 17, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST

    @ isaac_r:

    by Chris Moody

    As an undergrad, I studied in Texas. If it wasn't for my current job, I would move back there in a heartbeat. Austin is a surprisingly fantastic city! Dallas, San Antonio and Houston rock too. And, for retirement, I have to say that Corpus Christi, Texas. The beaches there were some of the best that I have ever seen. Plus, it helps that the state has some sense of fiscal responsibility. With NO state income tax, relatively low sales taxes and fees and with low energy cost and a great cost of living, your money goes a lot further in that state. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are some advantages here (weather, mountains, beaches, etc...), but the place is populated by illogical thinking and endless union demands. Once the local firemen/nurses/police/teachers/etc... finish "collective bargaining" one year, they are already prepped to "collective bargain" next year. This is a major reason that our state is in tremendous debt. Plus, the over-regulation has led to hire prices across the board. This has led to higher prices for goods, services and even property. A $150K home in Dallas would sell for $1.5M here in the SF Bay Area...and you would have a smaller yard with less grass (due to regulation banning the planting of grass, trees or bushes that need water). And, of course, it doesn't help when the state legislators and governor's solution is always to raise taxes, fees, tolls or tuition. That said: I am glad that I am an American. If I could somehow transplant my job to Austin, Texas, I would be a much happier man!

  • April 17, 2012, 2:05 p.m. CST

    If I had to live in Texas, it would be Austin

    by Jaster Mareel

    For the mere fact that it is a liberal oasis in an otherwise pit of conservative despair. I love tex-mex that would be a nice plus. But otherwise FUCK THOSE SECEDING FUCKHOLES!

  • April 17, 2012, 5:10 p.m. CST defense again.

    by Robert Evans

    watching DRAGTAT without reading the book and seeing the foreign film was probably the smartest way to go. Only then could it be judged on its own merits. Does one need to see the John Wayne TRUE GRIT or read the source material to fully appreciate the Coens' film? Of course not. Nordling made a call to not bias himself by tainting himself with the mediocre books and not-so-stellar films and i whole-heartedly agree with him on this occasion.

  • April 17, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST

    @ wrath_of_fett :

    by Chris Moody

    Only an idiot would believe the ridiculous stereotypes of Texas. Of course, I suspect that you don't REALLY believe it, right? And, of course, Conservatives are better than Liberals. That is why the 20% of Liberals in this nation are so frustrated by the other 80% of us who don't agree with their peculiar and very extreme socioeconomic views.

  • April 18, 2012, 1:19 p.m. CST

    antonio--the critical assessment of foreign DRAGTAT

    by Robert Evans

    the consensus was that it was a mediocre adaptation of a mediocre book. The only saving grace was Rapace, who IMO wasnt as good as Mara. The other consensus is that the trilogy's quality dropped steadily with each film. And though I am in agreement that most times remakes are simple cash grabs and inferior products to the original film, but there have been exceptions. And when the director is consistently creating high quality films as the Coens or Fincher are wont to do, then i would bet that the remake is going to more than just a cash grab

  • April 19, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Love the show, Harry!

    by TheBigFuckinLebowski

    Love John Wayne, love old Dell Comics, love your teleporter, love the puppet, love your drive-in diorama, love... EVERYTHING about your show, Har! GREAT JOB!!!!!

  • April 20, 2012, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Great Job!

    by vladvampire

    Actually enjoying the show and episode 2 was even better than the first! I can actually see this being a show on TV as the production is rather good. I did notice the teleporter made the hair on Puppet Harry different, not "finger-in-the-light-socket" of the flesh and blood Harry;) Keep 'em coming Harry!