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AIN'T IT COOL with Harry Knowles: Episode 3... Max Fleischer's Right Hand!?!?!

Hey folks, Harry here...  Bit of a different episode here, decided to try one with Massawyrm aka Christopher Cargill (screenwriter / novelist / AICNer) and we chat about his film, SINISTER, the Wonder Twins and Children in Peril.   But there's more.  Boiler returns and well...  watch the episode!   This is the first time that I'm posting up an  episode when I'm not getting ready to shoot the next episode.   Which we're actually shooting tomorrow - Now -I hope you enjoy....

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  • April 19, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Harry - are you from Metaluna? - love the show BTW

    by Michael Lunney

  • April 19, 2012, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Is Massa high or what?

    by Robert Evans

  • April 19, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST


    by klytusnotdead

    Harry, keep up the good work.

  • April 19, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST


    by John Ary

    He was a San Diego Comic Con exclusive.

  • April 19, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST

    What's with bleeping the fucking SWEARING?

    by Jaster Mareel

    That's so fucking WEAK! And I love how you Massawerm what an ignorant fuck he is.

  • April 19, 2012, 9:40 a.m. CST

    wrath_of_fett - who the bleep cares- go rub one out and relax

    by Michael Lunney

  • April 19, 2012, 9:41 a.m. CST

    waste of time

    by sarg2k

    where are the dvd and Inception reviews?

  • April 19, 2012, 9:42 a.m. CST

    That's Massawyrmm?

    by Righteous Brother

    and he's making a film? Good work fella!

  • April 19, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Ethan Hawke might be an Austinite, but there's only one RELUCTANT AUSTINITE!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    And he's ready for his close-up! Kneel down, lowly dogs, and worship at the shrine of Don Knott's hunkier modern counterpart!

  • April 19, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST

    I really thought this series was going to be talking about CURRENT stuff

    by Jaster Mareel

    I thought it was supposed to be the video leg of this site, not a museum of Harry's ebay addiction.

  • April 19, 2012, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Started good, now really settling into a nice groove

    by John Brown

    Good work, Harry. Love it! And I think you've got a nice balance with the "bleeping." I have a young-ish son who adores movies and I want him enjoying what you're doing, and the bleeps make it more possible for me to share it with him.

  • April 19, 2012, 9:53 a.m. CST



    you're welcome

  • wrath_of_fett - Why? His show is whatever he wants it to be - relax, enjoy, or stop watching if all you are going to do is tell him what his show should be with petty criticisms. With all due respect, really.... His show is a fine example of what ANYONE can do, even you, with the internet and today's tools.

  • April 19, 2012, 9:54 a.m. CST


    by Jaster Mareel

    See...that was classic. *BLEEP* MICHAEL BAY! Not so much.

  • April 19, 2012, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Very early-90s live-action intro to an animated show feel...

    by john

    Good work, Harry. But I tend to agree with the cardboard boiler. You shouldn't have cut off his segment without a resolve about the stupid Halloween remake(s).

  • April 19, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST

    the reluctant austinite - I liked you in the Ghost and Mr. Chicken

    by Michael Lunney

  • April 19, 2012, 10 a.m. CST

    The Wyrm Turned

    by misterk360

    Jeeze Mass, I would of expected you would of seen the entire Baby Cart films much less even one. And no, Shogun Assassin dosen't count! (although it is probably the best re-edited and dubbed samurai film of all time)

  • April 19, 2012, 10 a.m. CST


    by Candice

    Were you thinking of my husband when you made this episode? Lone Wolf and Cub is THE SHIT in our house!!! Awesome episode, Harry!!!

  • April 19, 2012, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Massa seems quite normal

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    ... I mean compared to harry, beaks and herc

  • April 19, 2012, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Thank you, Mr McGootoo. That was one of my favorite roles.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    "The Private Eyes" was intended to be the follow-up to "Mr. Chicken," but Conway was drunk during most of the production.

  • April 19, 2012, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Just once I want you to AGREE with the boi8ler Harry!

    by Jaster Mareel

    Not so long ago you used to BE THE FUCKING BOILER! That's why we came to this site in the first place. I remember you having a fucking SEIZURE over teh 30th anniversary Night of the Living Dead, and now you're like =Hey, the original is still there, so you need to chill=.

  • I'd rather be remember for my work on "Scooby Doo."

  • April 19, 2012, 10:06 a.m. CST

    WTF HARRY ...

    by DrMorbius

    Wonder Twins my ass ... Christina Hendricks wasn't even in this episode!!!

  • April 19, 2012, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Love your enthusiasm....keep'em coming, Harry

    by Clio

  • April 19, 2012, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Shogun Assassin box set, not Lone Wolf & Cub!

    by SoylentMean

    Are you talking about the Shogun Assassin boxed set, the AMERICANIZED versions of the Lone Wolf & Cub films? Because that box set is about to get released on Blu-Ray.<P> Not the Lone Wolf & Cub films. <P> Which is what you said, in your video.

  • April 19, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST

    There is no apologizing for the NOES remake!

    by SoylentMean


  • April 19, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    I'm digging these Harry, but yes, one word.....

    by notcher

    Do some stuff which talks about current movies and mix old with the new, I'm thinking your show is gonna be epic down the road. Great job man, love it! Okay, that was more like seven words but hey, whatever.

  • April 19, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Honestly, the boiler cracks me up!!!

    by notcher

    High quality show and Harry knows his shit. He probably owns every talkbacker on this site.

  • April 19, 2012, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Muh favorite child-in-peril film: THE PROFESSIONAL

    by zillabeast

  • April 19, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Child-in-peril? Ummmm...ever heard of JURASSIC FUCKING PARK?

    by Jaster Mareel

    Seems like the first thing anyone would think of. In fact, it was the first film that was roundly criticized for that very thing.

  • April 19, 2012, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Nice work Harold.

    by Robert Evans

    Short but pointless.

  • April 19, 2012, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Cool, Boromir from LOTR was in this one

    by Pipple

    Alright I don't like the bleeping. But I know by now that aicn is turning more mainstream if it hasn't already and nothing I can do about it. But FUCK was it fun when it started. You shithead kids today don't even know what we used to do. Finding pics of actors taking a fucking shit, that's what we had going on back in this site's prime, shit... Still I think tits are a serious necessity. No for real I'm serious. It's about the fag factor. I'm not gay, as a child had no idea what gay was, then I learned about it and became aware that certain things were gayer than others. Like seinfeld, not gay. Friends, totally gay. Michael Jordan, Not gay. Dennis Rodman, totally gay. Beakman's world, not gay. Bill Nye the science guy, totally gay. And on and on and on... You can tell what's gay and what's actually made by a man with a throbbing cock who loves titties and ass. This is kinda gay right now and that's not cool unless we get some tits. Boiler needs new topics. Bay sucking is hardly the worst crime in cinema. Lucas changing star wars so much and ruining it for little baby poo poo children. Why the fuck is superman not wearing underwear? Why we're getting 3 human centepede movies and no 3rd ghostbusters. You know what you need to do Harry? Create best of lists or lists for things in general. Top movies of the year or some shit, you know... *farts*

  • Nice appreciation there. Also, the discussion with Massa was a little boring, despite how short his cameo was. Otherwise, another fun show!

  • April 19, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Rub one out??? You do know thats a slang term for havin a wank??..

    by paul burnett

    ..i like.

  • April 19, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Where's the flippin' DVD/Blu-Ray column?!!!!

    by SoylentMean


  • April 19, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST

    icanthavethat ... master of the obvious ...

    by DrMorbius

  • April 19, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    where the fuck are the new releases? you delay them for this shit?!

    by Simpsonian

  • April 19, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Against my better judgement I watched this one

    by Mike Jenner

    I thought it started out really well - the Fleischer stuff was great but just when it started ti get interesting everything ground to a halt and crashed back to the childish rubbish of previous episodes. So Massawyrm turns up and you kind of would have like them to talk about his movie. But nope, its just jolly japes with Harry trying to "educate" him. Sorry, is there any point to these shows at all other than stroking Harry's ego? They are not funny, they are not informative and what little interest they do have is thrown out so Harry can make more "jokes" and show what a child he is. Waste of time. Still, easier for Harry to shove out this sort of mediocre pablum than actually work on any decent articles for the site.

  • April 19, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Why do I get the feeling those Wonder Twins figures..

    by conspiracy

    ended up someplace unsavory after the cameras stopped rolling?

  • Film, depravity and vulgarity goes hand in need to shield him/her from the realities of the business and the community.

  • April 19, 2012, 11:08 a.m. CST


    by Red_Cloak

    Harry I have analysed your video and present you with the results. - The fantasy world of your basement is great, but should be used mainly in linking segments - The talk with the man with the long hair was good, because it seems natural. That's what people like. Real talk between's what all the best podcasts are based on. The more natural you can get, the better. Enthusiastic conversations are always interesting. - You don't need to add gimmicks like being displeased with other's knowledge or rubbing people out because it counters the naturalism of the conversation. *end*

  • April 19, 2012, 11:12 a.m. CST


    by JediChris1138

    Love the series! The boiler is AWESOME! I want to put him up against Marvin the Android and maybe Mr. Spock. I want to see someone throw logic off him and watch him pull a Bones McCoy x 10 and go apeshit on him to increasing degrees! P.S. I know you're in Texas - and a lot of the fanbase is. I'm taking my first trip there TONIGHT! Specifically to Dallas! Any great comic shops/cool places/theaters I could easily reach between tonight and Sunday night?

  • We got the real deal underneath in the talkbacks. No need to have them on the video too, eh? That way Harry can appeal to both crowds. Feel free to boil all you want down here!

  • April 19, 2012, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Actually though...this is getting better...

    by conspiracy really takes advantage of, and showcases, Harold's enthusiasm for cinema and knowledge of cinema minutia...maybe with some time once in awhile for quick interviews; while avoiding his weak reviewing. It's a good direction for you Harold.

  • April 19, 2012, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Also...your Wonder Twins comment is hilarious!

    by pizzatheface

    That's why I visit the talkbacks, for the snide remarks.

  • April 19, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Stick to the dvd reviews, man!

    by BeanGrud

    This is like a bad episode of MST3K.

  • I mean, shit, even I suggested you should have added more info on Fleischer to make him seem more interesting to the uninitiated- In any case, you know your shit, you love cinema, you love your toys and you make a living at this. Kudos to making something of your obsessions, while your detractors secretly wish they had your work....

  • April 19, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST



    actually - I gave them to my nephew who dearly loves SUPER FRIENDS - cuz I gave him my DVDs

  • April 19, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST



    I'm doing a 2 hour sit down with Douglas Trumbull in the morning. Nerdist still wants the show short - but we'll get the full thing up, hopefully. We've also got interviews already in the can with Greg Nicotero, Caroll Spinney, John Landis and Doug Jones.

  • April 19, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST


    by Mike Jenner

    Do I secretly wish I had Harry's job? Well, perhaps - not actually sure what it is he does to be honest. Very little in the way of contributing to this site, it would seem. But if he is able to finance a life, a wife, a mortgage, have holidays etc, just by his love of film then sure, I'd love that. And I make no secret of it. But then if the price for that role was that I perpetually had to be like a 13 year old rather than being a grown up, then I sure as heck wouldn't want that. Also, I'd like to think that, if I was making a career out of it, i'd like to work hard on being the best I could be in that role. Not sure I'd be content in putting out poorly written dvd reviews, or being too lazy to even spell-check things. So would I want Harry's "job"? Probably, if I could do it properly, make a career out of it rather than just cruise by one the coat-tails of an undeserved reputation. But thats just me.

  • April 19, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST


    by Robert Evans

    Better be a one-hour special for that, Harold Throckmorton Knowles IV!

  • April 19, 2012, 11:59 a.m. CST

    "your detractors secretly wish they had your work...."

    by Mattman

    No secret about it, I OPENLY wish I had Harry's "work"... except I'd take an extra hour and actually finish the DVD column every week.

  • April 19, 2012, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Also I wouldn't be fat.

    by Mattman

  • April 19, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    And I'd check my sources.

    by Mattman

  • April 19, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    And I'd know who Brian Cox is.

    by Mattman

  • April 19, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    And I'd finish Game of Thrones before reviewing it.

    by Mattman

  • April 19, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    I couldn't finish the whole 7 minutes

    by animas

    god that was boring

  • April 19, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Harry -- hire conspiracy and choppah as two, new AICN writers.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Just my two cents, man.

  • April 19, 2012, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Marv is back baby! Sin City 2 filing in summer! WOO!

    by pax256

  • April 19, 2012, 12:04 p.m. CST

    I mean filming... dang we need an edit option...

    by pax256

  • April 19, 2012, 12:04 p.m. CST

    animas stop boring us with your sex life shortcomings

    by Michael Lunney

  • April 19, 2012, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Harry- do you pay your writers?

    by Michael Lunney

  • April 19, 2012, 12:07 p.m. CST

    i prefer 'masturbater of the oblivious' but thats just me..

    by paul burnett

  • April 19, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Hey, interviews and all is fine...but remember....

    by Jaster Mareel

    It's called Ain't it cool NEWS!

  • April 19, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST


    by jaylerd

    Push in, tilt. Push in, tilt. Push in, tilt. Throw up. Pull out, tilt. Amish looking gingers in basements talking about child endangerment films with glee. Call the poliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.

  • April 19, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    No keep the bleeping

    by Robert Evans

    Harry, your voice isn't made for swearing. It's too damn cute and innocent sounding. It's right out of LEAVE IT TO BEAVER.

  • April 19, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    meh...that hand was clearly photoshopped..

    by paul burnett

    ..amatuers. So these 'cartoon' things harry was going on about..and this 'walt disney' chap, this is quite cool news............................ anyword on these supposed 'talkies' that Mr Cameron is working on?

  • April 19, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Best part in Father Geek's creepy laugh at the beginning

    by spacechampion

    and his general antics overly.

  • April 19, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Didnt you promise to comment on the whole Prometheus gaff?

    by Franky_Four_Fingers

    I could swear I read in another TB that you were going to address the Prometheus script issue in your next episode....well, this was the next episode!

  • April 19, 2012, 12:21 p.m. CST

    I like it

    by NightArrows

    There is something...I don't know...cozy about it. Great sound production and Art Direction, and Harry has a good voice for shooting the shit. I've collected movie props over the years (mostly replicas), so getting to see a part of Harry's prop collection (no, not the dildos) is pretty cool. Much of the assembled in the Talk Backs are worthless twats not worth pissing on if they were on fire. So I'm glad I ignored their usual bullshit to give these a chance. Harry's film reviews on the other hand...

  • April 19, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Bleeping is usually funnier than the swear

    by NightArrows

    I find the bleeping to be pretty funny. Leave it in.

  • thats one funny image.

  • April 19, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    You've not gone all hollywood on us ?

    by 2LeggedFreak

    Oh the irony from the biggest fucking sell out in the history of geekdom. Notice also how Harold lets the whole show grind to a halt whilst his fat greedy fingers unwrap his "pwesent!". Bet the smell in that basement is something else.

  • April 19, 2012, 1:16 p.m. CST

    icanthavethat says- that hand was clearly photoshopped..- no it wasn't

    by Michael Lunney

  • April 19, 2012, 1:16 p.m. CST

    wonder why bullshit was not bleeped....

    by Michael Lunney

  • April 19, 2012, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Harry, are you attempting to evoke the mood and lighting of...

    by soladeo1

    ...classic, mid-80s kids-oriented adventure films like GOONIES and ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING?? If so, well done!! Love how it looks!!

  • April 19, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Another fun episode!

    by Tom Fremgen

    I love the 80's / Amazing Stories feel- probably because I was a kid in the 80's! Keep up the good work- but seriously, might be defending Bay too much :p

  • April 19, 2012, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Love the show, Harry.

    by DocOpticus

    It would be cool to see a few features of the week. I like your furnace, is he your alter ego? The bastard needs to at cutting you off when you're talking about something interesting.

  • April 19, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Boiler WOULD be the perfect representation of TBers....

    by BlaGyver

    If it weren't for the fact that amongst all of the bullshit, many talkbackers write better and make more valid points and arguments than Harry does. So Harry, if you're reading this....either do away with Boiler entirely or at least give him some respect. Oh wait, you clearly don't respect us, so.....maybe it is the perfect representation of talkbackers.

  • April 19, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST


    by Robert Evans

  • April 19, 2012, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Boiler rants

    by Robert Evans

    Its like Harry is a tad outta touch about what and why TBers bitch about. Michael Bay?!?! Why not have Boiler bitch about nipples on the BatSuit or Han Shooting first!?

  • April 19, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    I have to ask...

    by Fawst

    what's with Father Geek's coke-thumbnail? :)

  • April 19, 2012, 3 p.m. CST


    by Robert Evans

    Glad you went there, because that shit was nagging me, too.

  • April 19, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    I want to show you guys how much Harry has changed:

    by Jaster Mareel

    I feel as though I have just watched a personal family member gang-raped by a pack of super sodomites.

  • April 19, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST


    by Jaster Mareel Just go here, read Harry's review of the Night of teh Living Dead 30th anniversary DVD, then come back and watch this episode where Harry is calmly chiding the boiler. TOTAL FUCKING REVERSAL!

  • April 19, 2012, 3:22 p.m. CST

    That line is fucking gold, fett.

    by Robert Evans


  • April 19, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Bit...awkward at times.

    by john

    Like when you're with a work collegue and you've got nothing to say to each other.

  • April 19, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST

    choppah ...Hey Wally, what did dad mean when he said...

    by conspiracy

    he was gonna kill That Motherfucking Eddie for Cleaving Moms fucking Beaver? I thought I was the Fucking Beaver Wally?!

  • April 19, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    leviciousfishus...I'm honored you think I should write here...

    by conspiracy

    ...But I simply am too busy trying to make $$$ to get involved in any serious way for any wouldn't be fair to the sites in question. 1% make money in the entertainment business...the rest live off Dreams; and Dreams don't pay the Mortgage. And Choppah would make a GREAT writer...guy has chops.

  • April 19, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    conspiracy, that is high praise coming from you.

    by Robert Evans

    You are the poet laureate of these talkbacks as far as I'm concerned.

  • I'm can't masturbate fast enough to all of these accolades!

  • April 19, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Nice one, Fett

    by Mattman

  • April 19, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Fuck you, Choppah

    by Mattman

    (Just wanted to even things out... sorry... too much praise for one thread)

  • April 19, 2012, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Next week on The Boiler

    by Mattman

    Boiler: FUCK OBESE PEOPLE Harry: But wwhhhhhyyyyyyy? Boiler: You win this round, Knowles!

  • April 19, 2012, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Liked the episode but LOSE THE BLEEPS they ruin BOILER!

    by Fritzlorrerains

    Any decent parent wouldn't let their kid watch this anyhow. They should be studying or something.

  • April 19, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Hey, let's have a circle je-- ... OH, nevermind ...

    by Robert Evans


  • April 19, 2012, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Nice work Harry...

    by workshed

    ...keep em coming. Looking forward to the interview with The Trumb! You should have done this f'in years ago! Btw, Choppah, I'm mates with Zander Slosch from The Circle Jerks (and Repo Man)... toured with him and Joe Strummer in the 80s.

  • April 19, 2012, 4:43 p.m. CST

    workshed: Give Zander my regards.

    by Robert Evans

  • April 19, 2012, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Fucking awesome stuff Harry

    by Logan_1973

    You pretty much had me at the Max bit. Love that history. And The Boiler = AICN Talkbackers. Love it!

  • April 19, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Fuck the money from Amazon links

    by thelordofhell

    Harry's a YouTube sensa............bwaaaaahaaahaaahaahaahaaaaaa!!!! Sorry, I couldn't finish that with a straight face

  • April 19, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Since an innocent web search of film sites..

    by paul burnett

    ..spunked me into this place about 10 years ago, i've noticed a few things. Most people are cunts, with a really small sense of self awareness or humility. Those that do exhibit these qualities are quickly crushed by tbers who mistake these traits for weakneses. Some tbers however seem to keep their end up (you know who you are) and manage to be on the right side of sanity and bad taste at the same time. Basically just like real life there are good guys and utter pricks, unfortunately the pricks shout louder and longer in here with no sense of what sarcasm or irony is, while the rest of us wonder if you even know what your little monkey wish paws are tap tap tapping into your c64. (oh and don't even bother jumping on me using the word 'cunt',i'm not being derogatory to women..substitute the word cock if thats your bag)

  • April 19, 2012, 6:59 p.m. CST

    logan_1973 "And The Boiler = AICN Talkbackers. Love it!"

    by Mattman

    Wait, whhhaaaaAAAAT?

  • April 19, 2012, 7:14 p.m. CST

    I think the swearing is actually funnier...

    by Kingasaurus

    ...with the bleeps, and boiler is perennially pissed off, just the way he should be.

  • April 19, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Hey Harry...

    by JethroBodine

    MUCH, MUCH BETTER. You're gettin' it dialed in. I'm thinkin' that perhaps you could swing the pendulum back a little bit the other way again, and show just a wee little bit more pep next time, but overall I'm gettin a really good sort of Alton Brown - "Good Eats" vibe here. Very unique, and very original. As Martha Stewart would say, "it's a good thing". :-D Gettin better all the time Harry. Can't wait to see how you continue to make progress.

  • April 19, 2012, 8 p.m. CST


    by workshed

    Will do. I was a massive Repo Man fan when I first met him and tried my best not to geek out. Very cool geezer. On that tour I also spent a weekend in the company of Mr.A.Cox. There was a lot of talk regarding Taxi Driver and Wicker Man (which ended up being restored for the very first 'Moviedrome' a couple of years later). He was impressed that I'd managed to see it when I was six (in 1975) on ITV's 'Fear On Friday' horror slot (thanks to a very tolerant and cool grandma).

  • April 19, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Thoughts on the show.

    by John C. Croker

    I like the Talkbacker strawman Boiler. It lets us peer in to Harry's view of his audience. I'm not a fan of the bleeping. This is the internet. Unless Youtube is forcing you to censor, stop censoring.

  • April 19, 2012, 8:11 p.m. CST

    i like these conceptually

    by jimmiescoffee

    but harry needs to work out the kinks....very unnatural and lacking flow

  • April 19, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    It's not so much the bleeping...

    by workshed

    ...control your potty mouth! I'd like my kids to be able to watch these Harry! I told Father Geek to have words about this you naughty boy... where's the Blade II review..?

  • April 19, 2012, 8:24 p.m. CST

    C'mon mattman...

    by Logan_1973

    Everything The Boiler has said so far is right from the Talkback pages.

  • April 19, 2012, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Another good one, Harry!

    by TheBigFuckinLebowski

    Hope Fleisher's Hand becomes a regular element of the show, like the boiler!

  • April 19, 2012, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Way better than the second episode, but don't bleep cursing

    by Ricardo

    And change the name of the boiler to talkbackers. It's us, we know, we get it. And let US write for it, create a topic and let us talk shit. That's Massa? OK cool. I know understand why he's busy, though I'd love to see him doing more reviews on bad films. Harry you reddeemed yourself and saved AICN from doom with this, good job.

  • April 19, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    A suggestion to Harry to make the boiler in touch with us TBers

    by Ricardo

    Choose a random TBer for each episode and let him discuss with you on a recorded segment. You can dub in his voice with the boiler voice later. The TBer is not allowed to curse or to do personal attacks, he has to stick to a subject. That way, it's more of a debate and the boiler or you can win or lose.

  • April 19, 2012, 8:40 p.m. CST

    logan_1973... but the Boiler bit is so subtle, I had no idea

    by Mattman


  • April 19, 2012, 8:49 p.m. CST

    @yourmomsboxreturns - well there's his chance to prove it

    by Ricardo

    Massa would.

  • April 19, 2012, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Harry, these episodes actually are pretty cool

    by Teddy Artery

    You're like the Crypt Keeper of Ain't It Cool (News).

  • April 19, 2012, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Where the fuck is creepythinman -

    by john

    Your opinion here is sorely lacking. FACT!!

  • April 19, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Great one.

    by gotilk

    Is that seriously THE Max hand?? Jeeze. You do have all the best stuff. Nice to not see a hundred references to *Pwesents* this week. .... Face the music on a mistake? You guys never cease to amaze me. So entitled, aren't we? Or maybe you just never cease. lol Love you anyway fellow talkbackers.

  • And no, I don't "wish I had his life" - far from it. I like where I am in the business.

  • April 19, 2012, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Cannot wait for Trumbull.

    by gotilk

    The WHOLE interview. But what's the deal with wanting it short? 15 minutes is short. 5 or 6 minutes is.... cheating. But I'm loving it anyway.

  • April 19, 2012, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Is today a Canadian Holiday?

    by DrMorbius

    CTM has been conspicuously absent!

  • Sorry, I hate to do it, but the Fudgepack Friday without conspiracy is like The Band without Levon Helm. Too soon?

  • April 19, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    Choppah 2012

    by BlaGyver

    Motherfucker needs to be writing here regularly. RIP Conspiracy (FOR NOW.....)

  • April 19, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    Workshed...that's super cool

    by Bobo_Vision

    When I was 16, I think I watched Repo Man about 30 times, and it remains one of my favorites. I had the soundtrack and I'd drive around in my car listening to War and the Circle Jerks way back when.

  • April 19, 2012, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Just got back from seeing The Raid... Finally. And...

    by Tank Williams


  • April 19, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST

    That Max Fliescher Hand is sure to give me nightmares!

    by mdk

    Christ, it's like a villain from a Grant Morrison comic.

  • April 19, 2012, 10:24 p.m. CST

    WTF!!! conspiracy was banned!!!

    by DrMorbius

    where? why? by whom?

  • April 19, 2012, 10:29 p.m. CST

    I ain't Mikey..

    by ShaneDugg

    but I like it. Keep em up. Haters gonna hate. I think you are finding your rhythm and the vibe is very Aint-It-Cool. Good stuff.

  • April 19, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Conspiracy banned, yet Killik goes unchecked

    by Mattman

    Ah, AICN.

  • April 19, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST

    remember when this site actually had scoops?????

    by la te ral us

    with as many articles that have been written on here the last few weeks about who'll be the catching fire director, how come everyone else on the internet is talking about how they gave it to francis lawrence, except you guys?

  • April 19, 2012, 11:19 p.m. CST

    This is the best thing to happen to AICN since forever.

    by Stan Arthur

    I mean it sincerely.

  • April 19, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Massawyrm, Phenomena/ Creepers. Hell Yeah!!

    by adeceasedfan

    It's one of my favorites and hell of a pick for child in peril. Killer soundtrack! Two of my favorite posters in my collection are a massive Phenomena subway poster and an original Creepers one sheet signed by Jennifer 'Hot Spot' Connelly.

  • April 19, 2012, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Harry... Your Dad.... His fingernails... Good God...

    by googamooga

  • I relented only because of such's a permanent pass from now. I always wanted to believe the insistence that Harry is actually a nice guy and not the psychologically crippled needy baby so many talkbackers call him.. That episode utterly confirmed the worst... apart from being boring as fuck..i didnt even make the end...

  • April 20, 2012, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Dear logan_1973's carousel time for you. Bzzzzt

    by quantize

  • April 20, 2012, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Massawyrm OWNED

    by Rupee88

    Massa is my favorite reviewer on the site so cool to see him in this even though Harry had to school him in the Classics.

  • April 20, 2012, 2:16 a.m. CST

    One of my worst life experiences involved AICN.

    by MisterManReturns

    I made the mistake of going to "The Mist" screening in Austin. I am not a geek, so it was excruciating. I stood in line, while scary people babbled about "Frank and Stephen". I had to leave the follow-up discussion. It reminded me of some of my USC film screenings, when people asked the most cloying, brown-nosed questions possible. Weird.

  • April 20, 2012, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Harry on Prometheus

    by Mike Jenner

    In a previous TalkBack, in response to a post from Flynn Lives asking why Harry had not addressed his Prometheus gaff, Knowles said: I DIDNT WRITE THE REVIEW UNTIL AFTER I TAPED THE 2ND EPISODE, I REFER TO IT IN THIS EPISODE. So, Harry, where exactly do you refer to it in episode 3 of your video ego-trip? Because I watched it (even though it is uncomfortable watching a 40 year old man perpetually acting like an 11 year old female Justin Bieber fan) and you didn't comment on it at all. But hey, we got to see you play with your new dolies courtesy of Mattel, right?

  • April 20, 2012, 3:13 a.m. CST

    An observation about Harry's weight

    by Mike Jenner

    Genuinely, I want to know, why is Harry still so over-weight? According to him, for over a year now he has had a demanding exercise regime that he gets into several times a week. How many times has he cited this as a reason for the delay on the dvd column or whatever? Now, I don't doubt Harry was ill a while or so back (although the supposed miracle recovery is a bit much to believe) and doubtless he has had to do some degree of physio as part of the recuperation process. But the picture he has painted of himself is essentially that of a ginger Rocky montage scene albeit in Austin instead of Philadelphia, pounding the excercise machines day in day out. And sorry, but that is not reflected in Harry's current look. Sure, he is not as fat as he once was but that body is NOT the body of someone who has been on an intense program of excecise for over a year. Now before people latch onto me for daring to talk about this, let me just say I really don't care if Harry wants to go through life overweight, I really don't. I just think it is interesting that he should promote himself so often as AICN's version of The Rock when in fact he is more of a boulder.

  • April 20, 2012, 3:23 a.m. CST

    it's eye rape without a condom

    by axemurder

    Fucking ' I think those remakes are cool cause then people will go back and discover the originals' get the fuck out, like ANYONE that discovers horror movies wouldn't check the original texas chainsaw... please. It's embarrasing ....

  • April 20, 2012, 3:34 a.m. CST

    Harry the Big Meanie

    by James Stevenson

    For shame, headgeek. To treat Massawyrm with such cavalier disdain.... I take umbrage with stuff like that there. Late breaking news bulletin, Harry: he's the ONLY above-average reviewer you have left on this site. God knows there's been a dearth of movie critical talent since Vern, Alexandra DuPont and (great writer albeit a colossal prick) Moriarty. You don't FART of the last remaining rose in the garden! You water it, feed it Miracle-Gro, whatever the fuck it is you do to sustain it. I'm not a Goddamn botanist; figure it out yourself. Or maybe you could mosey on over to his Amazon wishlist (provided he has one) and buy him somethin' nice. Seriously, Harry.... you need to man up and make this right. Thanks, dude.

  • April 20, 2012, 5:01 a.m. CST

    I'd love to see an episode with Harry running on the beach...

    by ShelbKis

    Wait, I forgot the only reason this show is in a basement with Harry behind a bench is because he's so fat he can't walk. Jesus Christ.

  • April 20, 2012, 5:05 a.m. CST

    You're not gonna go and get all Hollywood on us?

    by ShelbKis

    Says Harry. Was that said ironically? Or was it a fucking joke? Eat a dick. NO! NO ACTUALLY! Leave the dicks alone and just eat donuts instead you fat fuck. Harry is beyond morbidly obese. Is there even a term for how fat he is? "Death bed obese"?

  • April 20, 2012, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Suggestion re: self-censorship

    by flax

    Don't bleep out your curse words. That gets irritating really fast, and forcibly reminds your core audience that they're basically watching a kids' show. Instead, choose milder words. 'Screw Michael Bay' instead of 'Fuck Michael Bay', 'crap' instead of 'shit' and so on. It'll be less intrusive and it'll sound more natural. Sorry if anyone has already suggested this; I haven't read the talkback yet.

  • -Namaste-

  • April 20, 2012, 8:40 a.m. CST

    How is Creepers a =child in peril= film when Conelly is like 18 in it?

    by Jaster Mareel

    And fucking PINOCCHIO? The kids turning into donkeys is =more nightmarish than It's Alive=? Is that a fucking joke?

  • April 20, 2012, 8:54 a.m. CST

    These are pretty cool

    by seppukudkurosawa

    More Father Geek, though. He's by far the most likeable person associated with this site. I want him to be my own jolly grampa!

  • April 20, 2012, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Good choices for Kid in Peril flicks, btw

    by seppukudkurosawa

    Phenomena is Argento at his bug-eyed best (I way prefer him when he's getting into supernatural territory) and the Lone Wolf films are bionic.

  • April 20, 2012, 9:03 a.m. CST

    The show looks awesome

    by IrishJoe

    The behind the scenes work on this has been fantastic and much kudos to all involved. The music is perfect, the set design is nice, the lighting and shooting is excellent. It looks really really great and Harry is a very cool engaging presence on screen if a teeny bit overbearing ("Have you seen the 5 japanese originals?") My only criticism of the show is it could perhaps run longer and Boiler should get more screentime. He's like the personification of the talkbackers with his generally positive outlook on things.

  • April 20, 2012, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Jennifer Connelly was 15 in Phenomena

    by seppukudkurosawa

    Hope you didn't find that out too late, mate.

  • April 20, 2012, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Actually, make that 14

    by seppukudkurosawa

  • April 20, 2012, 9:07 a.m. CST

    wrath_of_fett - she was only 15 but I get your point

    by Michael Lunney

  • April 20, 2012, 9:12 a.m. CST

    so conspiracy is banned?

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

  • April 20, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    conspiracy is banned, what the fuck?

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    the guy is one of the best writers on this site

  • April 20, 2012, 9:47 a.m. CST

    In episode four we need to see Harry walking...

    by googamooga

    Oh, I forgot, he can't...

  • Would you please explain why your employees, which are a reflection of you and your site, think and care so little about ALL of your readership that they would alter talkbacker posts for the worse just for a little selfish laugh? Anyone else wants an explanation, and also to see what Conspiracy wrote (or maybe DIDN'T write, we don't know now that we have proof AICN is editing posts so that they can ban the author), go to the DickClarkBack.

  • April 20, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    As for this episode, it could really use some trimming down

    by D.Vader


  • April 20, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Not too shabby!

    by Cracklite

    Clearly your best episode yet, keep up the good work.

  • April 20, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Needs more Fucks

    by Lesbianna_Winterlude

    Unbleeped Fucks

  • April 20, 2012, 10:58 a.m. CST


    by workshed

    Cheers man! Yeah, it's still the coolest of movies - and anything that involves Harry Dean Stanton being in front of your peepers is gonna be, right? The Circle Jerks are a well kept secret cool mofos keep to themselves. One day I'll tell you about the time I got drunk with Tim Roth, Mick Jones, Don Letts and Paul Cook (I was seventeen) - and the ensuing riot!

  • April 20, 2012, 11 a.m. CST

    The embargo's over... where's the Avengers review..?

    by workshed

    ??? C'mon big fella. Other rags are beating you to it!

  • YES! Yes... I feel it, the power... fills me. Yes, I feel the universe within me! I am... I am a part of the cosmos! The power flows... Flows through me! Of what consequence are you now? This planet, these people. They are NOTHING to me! The universe is power! Real, unstoppable POWER! and I am that force! I am that power! KNEEL BEFORE YOUR MASTER! Fool! you are no longer my EQUAL! I am more than man! MORE THAN LIFE! I... am... a... GOD! Now. You... will... KNEEEEEL! KNEEEEL!  Of what consequence are you now? These people, this world, they are nothing - the universe is power, pure unstoppable power - and I am that force, I am that power.  Kneel before your master...  fool, you are no longer my equal, I am more than man, more than life... I am a GOD!  Now I, UltraTron, am master of the universe. 

  • April 20, 2012, 11:24 a.m. CST

    mattman banned, too. Come on, Harry. What the fuck.

    by Robert Evans

  • April 20, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST

    You know what Mattman said to get banned?

    by D.Vader

    He said obits are the place where AICN bans talkbackers. His post was deleted. And it turned out to be true.

  • April 20, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST

    I've returned. This time with a shittier suit, lots of snow, and penguins.

    by MattmanReturns

  • April 20, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    I'm afraid Choppah and I will get banned now too

    by D.Vader

    And anyone else complaining about this despicable behavior from AICN. Just watch for it.

  • Massaworm is presented as someone who is feigning real interest but would rather be somewhere else possibly fucking. Harry is presented as someone with nothing better to do than nerd out. I needs to see some cosplay and some real dorkin out in front of hot women. I want you to point out areas of interest in comic books to ridiculously hot chicks. I want their real reactions and forced. I want! Dammit that has to be enough.

  • April 20, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST

    max flescher stuff was great. Interviews need work.

    by knowthyself

    They're a little disjointed and also you should have some shots of the comics when you're looking at them. Otherwise, I love your hair harry. Way to hair.

  • What's the point of using video if there's no unleashed fantasy? We can nerd out in our own basements. You need to be ultra nerdy. I'm only seeing standard nerd action here.

  • April 20, 2012, 11:41 a.m. CST

    this is a very cautionary tale.

    by emeraldboy

    once upon a time there were three newspaper titles in Ireland. The irish times, the irish press and the irish independent. the irish times was a created under a trust. Irish press press was run by the develera family and the independent was set up by a man called William Martin Murphy. but he was unliked by the unions. Independent was then bought by owner of Waterford, wedgewood and Heinz, Sir Anthony O' Reilley. and the O' Reilley family ran the independent group for decades. untill recently.... This is where Communicorp founder Dennis O brien comes into the picture, if you have followed the long running tribunals in ireland, the name o' brien will ring a bell because he was awarded the largest mobile phone contract in the history of the irish state. this was in the 1990's and fg were in power and Micheal Lowry had close links to O'brien. When the moriarity tribunal published its final report, O' brien and Lowry were not quite about the fact that the judge called them both corrupt. You do not cross O'brien. I should point out that O'brien owns 99% of the commercial radio sector in ireland. including irish stations news talk and todayfm. O'brien has Independent News and Media in his sights. Sam Smith the journalist who did more then anyone to set the moriarity tribunal. was fired by dennis O'brien after writing about the Moriarity tribunal and o'briens connection to the Mobile Licence. Proffessor Elaine Byrne who writes about corruption in ireland and lectures about it in trinity got a six page letter from O'Briens lawyers threatening her with legal action as did eamonn dunphy. Who was fired after making comments about the newstalk staff and saying that O'brien employed yellow pack journalists. If O'brien gets a controlling stake in INM, he will be the most powerful figure in irish media. He will own radio stations, Newspapers, and of course tele communications. all the media power in the hands of one man is not good. the point of all of this is that maybe that studios have harry where they want him and legal letters are a very good way of making sure that stuff is edited even in obits.

  • April 20, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    That's a pretty chilling post, emeraldboy.

    by Robert Evans

    The idea that a studio can use Harry to alter the representations of people's opinions on the TBs ... fuuuuck. And with all the ugly little laws coming after SOPA, sites like this may have no choice but to alter posts lest they face a cease and desist order that can be held over them a long, long time. Freedom is on the march ... to oblivion.

  • April 20, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Welcome to the end, antonio.

    by Robert Evans

  • April 20, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    I've been tweeting some mods yesterday and today.

    by Robert Evans

    Outside of Quint, who said he'd look into it and try to make it right, and Nordling, who has been working and has no idea what's going on, I've heard not a goddamn thing back.

  • April 20, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST

    I thought that was funny too, yourmomsbox

    by D.Vader

    Very odd editing showing Harry opening up the box as his friend is talking. Made Harry look very uncaring.

  • April 20, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Well chops, let me know if any progress is made.

    by MattmanReturns

    I used to have a love/hate relationship with this site, but it just turned to apathy. I've been getting increasingly pissed at Harry's mistakes, and the constant hypocrisy. There's no real news to speak of anymore. But the talkbacks kept me coming back, time and time again. There are some good people here, and too many of them got banned today. Was a fun ride (I think since 1999 for me), but it had to end some time. I'll keep Quint on Twitter and read his articles.

  • This couldn't be the same Harry that reviewed Attack of Clones and posted the review much earlier than Lucas intended? I miss the old Harry.

  • April 20, 2012, 12:16 p.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    JOHN CARTER has made just shy of 270 million dollars so far nationally and internationally. How precisely is this a flop? I know the cost of the film and the marketing was high, but I can't imagine that they won't get back all they put into it and then some before all is said and done. Seems to me Disney's just pissed that this wasn't a 500 million plus blockbuster.

  • April 20, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Harry, you're the best bro!

    by Brian Tepper

    I'd love to see a more expanded version of this. Something like a 30min. weekly on cable. You is da geekiest!

  • Maybe try a little Google before looking dorky?

  • April 20, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST


    by 2LeggedFreak

    There's probably a ramp --like so:-

  • April 20, 2012, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Hey, I didn't know Massawym was hot

    by kathira

    Seriously, dude is a hottie. Who knew? Hot, smart and funny, my favorite combination.

  • April 20, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST

    I highly doubt that's a real basement

    by Jaster Mareel

    I don't think there are too many basements in Texas, though I could be wrong about that. I know they are very rare in California because of the ground, and I assume the ground is similar in Texas. Metroid fetish puts the proverbial nail in the coffin pointing out that Harry can't fucking walk, so there's no way he's getting in and out of that basement. It's too big to be a set, so maybe it's a garage?

  • April 20, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    "There is no basement in the Alamo!!!"

    by D.Vader

  • April 20, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    The second episode was far too long

    by D.Vader

    And the puppet sequence was very disappointing. I stopped watching.

  • April 20, 2012, 1:30 p.m. CST

    wrath of fett

    by Logan_1973

    MASH wasn't shot in Korea, CHEERS wasn't shot in Boston. Who gives a fuck where Harry films, its the vibe that counts.

  • April 20, 2012, 1:30 p.m. CST


    by Robert Evans

    Dead at the ripe young age of awesome.

  • April 20, 2012, 1:32 p.m. CST

    This shit sucks my fucking crank

    by Queef Fartwind


  • April 20, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    @justmyluck - that 600 million number is widely disputed.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    $250 million dollar budget and a *$350 million* dollar marketing implementation? I call utter bullshit. IF that marketing number were any way true, JOHN CARTER could be said to be the biggest film MARKETING flop of all time. The film itself (i.e., the money it cost to make it) has already turned a profit. Seriously. 350 million dollars in marketing? I want that fact corroborated by a credible source. In fact -- after doing a bit of research -- it looks like the JC marketing cost around $100 million. $250 million budget + $100 million marketing campaign = $350 million. So... the film has already amassed $270 million. Blu ray/dvd sales/rentals still on the horizon. Which means it only needs $80 million more to pay for itself completely. $600 million dollars my ass...

  • April 20, 2012, 2:20 p.m. CST

    leviciousfishus. Your numbers are incorrect

    by Mr.Stiggs

    Do you actually think that studios reap the entire revenue stream from a film's theatrical release? That $270 million that you quoted has to be split between the theatre chains and Disney. It's a sliding scale but it usually amounts to a 50-50 split in the end. While I do feel that the $600 million figure is over inflated there is no chance that John Carter makes a profit. I have read and heard from relaibel sources that the actual budget and marketing campaign was over $400 million. the film is probably going to top out at about $300 million world wide at the box office (150 goes to Disney) and may make an addition 30-40 on home video, broadcast and ancillary earnings. Thus explains the $200 million dollar loss reported by Disney.

  • Not movies that made $270 worldwide and stand to make millions more on DVD. But Disney is happy to let the IRS believe it's a flop.

  • I think you can't see the $600 million break even point by having ingested too much of HARRY'S WOOLA CAKE.

  • Nice work, AICN.

  • April 20, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    The 50-50 percentage seems off, but you're right that the studio does not recoup all of the ticket sales. I think the studio gets a much larger percentage of the sales in the first few weeks, right? It just staggers me that any film could make that kind of bread and still be considered a colossal financial failure. Guess they should've spent a little less dough... Then again, I loved the movie even if the marketing scheme was a tremendous clustercuk. It may well be destined for cult classic status one day.

  • April 20, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Whoa there, Tex. You looking for a fight? Simmer down there, son.

  • April 20, 2012, 2:29 p.m. CST


    by justmyluck

  • April 20, 2012, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Okay, I'm leaving now before we enter yet another JOHN CARTER vortex.

    by justmyluck

  • They were writing those articles long before the film debuted. It's in Disney's best interest to agree with them and collect a massive loss. They win.

  • April 20, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    OUT!! (teleports Woola cake everywhere)

    by justmyluck

  • April 20, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    But I'll be banned soon, and you'll win every JC debate

    by Robert Evans

  • April 20, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Justmyluck, actually it DID break even, budget wise

    by Robert Evans

    Hardly a flop. Especially when it hits blu-ray, TV syndication, etc. But Disney wants that write off.

  • April 20, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    @justmyluck - I guess you're pretty easily annoyed, eh?

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Stick around. AICN TB will tear your soul apart.

  • April 20, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST


    by Mr.Stiggs

    The system typically favors the studios during the first week although this is not always the case. It depends on many factors: how long the film is in theatres, upcoming release schedules, and pre-negotiated deals. The final breakdown is close to 50-50 (studio-theatres) but can sometimes be 55-45. The point is that despite the quality (or lack of quality depending on one's opinion) John Carter is a massive flop.

  • April 20, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Please, please, please, no more John Carter

    by Mike Jenner

    Otherwise that boring fuck Real Deal will post his usual dullstuff about how there is a facebook campaign with 23 people who want a sequel and that the film wasn't average and boring and badly acted at all but was absolutely brilliant, a masterpiece and the bestest movie ever made in the history of his limited knowledge of movies. Let's get back to other boring, badly made rubbish.... Aint It Cool with Harry Knowles for example. A show made for kids by a kid. Undemanding people, who are happy to accept uninformative rubbish from a 13 year old, folks, this is for you (I can imagine Harry's show is essentially porn for Real Deal).

  • And he wasn't even a dick about it. Well done, Mr. Stiggs.

  • April 20, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST

    I guess I should've claimed that an AICN mod made me look like a film rube.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Shit, why didn't I think to do that?

  • April 20, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Know what else was a flop?

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    justmyluck's dick when he tried to have sex with my mom last night. GODDAMNIT, AICN mods! Stop fucking my witty comebacks up with your infernal edits!

  • Can a studio claim bankruptcy if a single film fails?

  • April 20, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Disney will be crying all the way to the bank post-AVENGERS release.

    by Le Vicious Fishus


  • April 20, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST


    by D.Vader

  • April 20, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

  • April 20, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    $600 million is an absolutely ridiculous number. I don't buy it.

    by D.Vader

    I didn't see that much marketing from it either.

  • April 20, 2012, 2:51 p.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

  • $250 million to make. Ok, it's made up for its cost plus about 8% and counting. SCOTT PILGRIM only made about 75% of what it cost to make, counting everything. ISHTAR, the quintessential bug budget flop, made back only 26% of its budget.

  • April 20, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Seriously, people like Harry's show?

    by Mike Jenner

    Ok, perhaps I can understand a few 9 year olds liking it but really, adults? I seriously cannot understand this. From the episodes I've seen so far the only slightly interesting thing was the Fleischer article... which got cut off just as it was getting interesting. The rest of it is just totally uninformative, dull, unfunny rubbish. The only entertainment is watching a supposidly grown man look like a silly little kid, crowing on about how everything is "so cool" and "totally awesome" and getting his facts wrong as per usual. Those of you who claim to lurve this are probably the same bunch who are content with AICN being the way it is. Personally, I think it is a total waste of time and serves to highlight just how totally out of his depth Harry Knowles is with just about anything apart from gushing about McDonald's Happy Meal movie tie-ins and little dollie action figures. Aint it Cool with Harry Knowles. A pathetic show hosted by a pathetic individual for people who will accept any shit they are served up with. I'm willing to bet that a large percentage of those people who are fans of Harry's show probably thought things like John Carter and Tron Legacy are examples of well crafted movies.

  • April 20, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    THE GOLDEN COMPASS is a fascinating case.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    It is widely regarded as a huge flop. It cost 180 million to make and only made 70 million domestically. HOWEVER, the film made over 300 MILLION internationally, and the final BO stands at more than 372 million dollars (TWICE the amount the film cost to make). Even considering an expensive marketing campaign, there is no way this film was not lucrative. It's all about fucking expectations (specifically expectations of BO in the USA). Fucking weird, man.

  • April 20, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I loved JOHN CARTER and TRON LEGACY and thought they were both very well crafted films (though imperfect) indeed. AND I pretty much agree with your points about Harry's videos (even if I'm not quite as passionate about them as you are). Kind of blows your mind, huh?

  • April 20, 2012, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Well, it sounds like Whedon knocked out of the park

    by Joe Plumber

    fingers crossed the early reviews are right.

  • April 20, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    According to IMDB Hugo (2011) cost 170 million to make and has only made

    by Samuel Fulmer

    175 million. granted it cost a little less than JC, and granted it was a critical darling, but it's as much a flop as JC.

  • I seem to recall JOHN CARTER reviews hovering around 85-90% early on. Still, I think it likely that this one will resolve itself > 80-85% when all is said and done.

  • April 20, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST

    @samuel fulmer - funny how that works.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

  • April 20, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST


    by Mike Jenner

    Apologies, I was aiming for the lowest common denominator when linking Harry's videos to people who are undemanding - I've read some of your posts before and know you are not bracketted in with this lot, so possibly my choice of citing those two movies was wrong. I'll amend that to fans of The Green Lantern movie - can't believe you loved that one, Fish? By the way, on Tron Legacy, didn't tou find that just really boring? I loved the production design but the film was just so slooooow.

  • April 20, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Called Avengers Assemble over here (UK)

    by john

    I guess they think us Brits will see Iron Man on a poster and mistake him for John Steed. Marketing pussies can chew on my cock girth.

  • April 20, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST

    kathira has got to be Missuswyrm

    by Joe Plumber

  • April 20, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST


    by Le Vicious Fishus

    The original TRON was one of the most personally meaningful and transformative films of my youth. Every moment of the sequel was riveting for me, but I can't give a subjective defense of the film. I haven't seen GREEN LANTERN. That one looks like a real stinker.

  • April 20, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Just saw on twitter that choppah and d.vader have been banned again.

    by ColonelFatheart

    This is just fucking rich.

  • April 20, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    I can't be far behind.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    If these be our last AICN moments, men -- let us live them with honor.

  • April 20, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST


    by Mike Jenner

    Hey, I'm with you on the original Tron. I saw a preview of it months before it was released and everyone I saw it with was blown away. We all thought it would be a huge hit. Did you ever play the original arcade game? It was fantastic. One of the best video game conversions ever.

  • April 20, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    mass hysteria!

    by STLost

    everything going down the toilet and it's not even December 21, 2012 yet.

  • April 20, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Big Brother is Watching You.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    In this case he's Morbidly Obese Brother.

  • April 20, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    enjoy while it lasts

    by STLost

  • April 20, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST

    These bannings are a disgrace!

    by john

    oh, and fuck Dick Clark!

  • April 20, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST

    My grandma always warned me the end would come when Dick Clark died.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • April 20, 2012, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Choppah banned...LMFAO...

    by BurnHollywood

    Guess kissing ass relentlessly still doesn't count as an insurance policy.

  • April 20, 2012, 4:04 p.m. CST

    This place be CRAZY YO.

    by Emerald Snoggingbottom

  • April 20, 2012, 4:05 p.m. CST

    The Night they Drove Old Choppah Down

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Vicious Fishus is my name And I drove on the Choppah train 'Til so much cavalry came And tore up the tracks again In the spring of two oh twelve We were hungry, just barely alive I took the Dick Clark TB that fell It's a time I remember Oh, so well The night they drove Old Choppah down And all the mods were lying' The night they drove Old Choppah down And all the Teebers were crying' They went Choooop, Cha-cha-cha-Chooooop Cha-Cha, Cha-Cha Cha-cha-cha-Chooooop Chop's sixth wife in Tennessee And one day she said to me Fishus, quick come see There goes the old darth V. Now, I don't mind when I'm in a choppin' mood And I don't care if the bannee's no good Just ban what you need and leave the rest But they should never have taken the very best The night they drove Old Choppah down And all the mods were lying' The night they drove Old Choppah down And all the Teebers were crying' They went Choooop, Cha-cha-cha-Chooooop Cha-Cha, Cha-Cha Cha-cha-cha-Chooooop Like Harry's father before him Not a working man But like the Choppah before me I took a rebel stand Well, Chop was just 48, proud and brave But an admin laid him in his virtual grave I swear by the blood below my feet You can't raise this site back up When it's in defeat The night they drove Old Choppah down And all the mods were lying' The night they drove Old Choppah down And all the Teebers were crying' They went Choooop, Cha-cha-cha-Chooooop Cha-Cha, Cha-Cha Cha-cha-cha-Chooooop!

  • April 20, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST



    Never forget.

  • April 20, 2012, 4:14 p.m. CST

    You a funny mafucka Fishes

    by Emerald Snoggingbottom

  • April 20, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    What about Bobo/William_Faulkner, chops?

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Even he didn't deserve this.

  • April 20, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    It's better to burn out than to fade away!

    by Le Vicious Fishus

  • April 20, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Even Creepythinman has fucked off!

    by john

    Dis shit just got real.

  • April 20, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    @emerald_snoggingbottom - it's a funny old world

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    ain't it?

  • April 20, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Better to be banned than to be turned into an AICN-mod puppet.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Rampant banning scares me a lot less than rampant content editing. Those are tactics worthy of Stalin.

  • April 20, 2012, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Raise your lighters, gentlemen

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    These mist covered mountains Are a home now for me But my home is the lowlands And always will be Some day you'll return to Your valleys and your farms And you'll no longer burn To be brothers in arm Through these fields of destruction Baptism of fire I've watched all your suffering As the battles raged higher And though they did hurt me so bad In the fear and alarm You did not desert me My brothers in arms There's so many different worlds So many different suns And we have just one world But we live in different ones Now the sun's gone to hell And the moon's riding high Let me bid you farewell Every man has to die But it's written in the starlight And every line on your palm We're fools to make war On our brothers in arms

  • April 20, 2012, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Ain't It the Ain't It Cool Apocalypse?

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Yes. Yes, it is.

  • April 20, 2012, 4:27 p.m. CST

    This is a sad day.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I don't post here as often as I used to since the d.vader purges really turned me off this place, but I did return to read choppah's antics or conspiracy's smutty posts or even ctm's rants. Fuck, asimovlives' posts are even a guilty pleasure of mine. I get it, conversation isn't always civil here, but there were convos worth fighting for and paying attention to. Now that seems to be melting away because some mod started banning people for voicing their just outrage at posts being altered/edited behind the scenes. Not only has AICN allowed someone to violate the integrity of the talkbacks by censoring and re-writing posts, but now they've gone and eliminated the voices of dissent. Those voices happen to be the prevalent posters on this site, and a huge source of traffic. Talkback numbers used to be a lot higher a while ago. The d.vader purges made them worse, and today, unless there's a huge fucking apology and things are set right, AICN is possibly facing a permanently crippling blow.

  • I just started commenting on this site and it already feels like the walls are closing in on me. And I'm not even important in the talkbacks.

  • April 20, 2012, 4:32 p.m. CST

    colonelfatheart - 100% agreed.

    by john

    But there won't be any apology, there won't even be a mention. So long as everyone is watching Harry's shitty utube video that's all that matters to AICN.

  • The burden rests on your shoulders now ajit. Godspeed.

  • April 20, 2012, 4:35 p.m. CST

    maholtra, sorry.

    by frank

  • April 20, 2012, 4:41 p.m. CST

    This is for you Choppah - -

    by john

    Aint It Cool News - - - - - - - - - - - - CHOPPED!

  • April 20, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Nobody got banned for Whitney Houston in her obituary.

    by UltraTron

    I was like. Damn. Creepythin just called her a crackhead nigger whore and whatnot in her own obituary and they don't care. I guess they only care about some folks who rate on a nerd scale they keep hidden from us.

  • April 20, 2012, 5:53 p.m. CST

    WTF is a "Massawyrm" anyway? A dragon who is plantation owner?

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    And what all cars are there on your desk?

  • April 20, 2012, 6 p.m. CST


    by KilliK2

  • April 20, 2012, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Motherfuckers banned me!

    by jp

    Fucking back! Only this time armed with an underscore!!

  • April 20, 2012, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Harry thank you very much for ignoring my email

    by KilliK2

    about my login problem.thanx for giving a fuck about the visitors of your site,you know the people who generate traffic in your site and indirectly pay your bills. Now if i get a 3rd blacklist with this new account,then someone for reasons unknown is hating me and doesnt want me in this site.and i would like to know why. Let's see what time will tell.

  • April 20, 2012, 6:06 p.m. CST

    @mattman did you get a blacklist or a ban?

    by KilliK2

    when and why did you get it?

  • April 20, 2012, 6:08 p.m. CST

    John Carter didn't cost 600 million to produce/market


    But the studios do not gain 100% of ticket sales. You know the theaters need to create a revenue to keep their doors open, right? Plus, it's even harder to draw profits from overseas box office sales. Walt Disney is co-producing Iron Man 3 in China so they can siphon off more of the cashola. It was rumored that John Carter needs to make $600-$700 million world-wide to break even.

  • April 20, 2012, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Harry how about inviting notorious talkbackers from the site?

    by KilliK2

    Like for example Asimov (btw where the fuck has he been?) I am sure,a lot of people would love to pay the tickets for him to come to your show and discuss about ST and JJ.imagine the show ratings.

  • April 20, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST


    by J13


  • April 20, 2012, 6:53 p.m. CST

    @mattman I dont know what's going on

    by J13

    i am getting blacklists for three days now but no bans.How can i contact Quint to inform him about this problem?

  • April 20, 2012, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Choppah, Conspiracy, D.Vader, Bobo, Mattman, Asimov, Creeppythinman

    by koalaofdoom1982

    All the above are sometimes insane, some are often highly annoying, but always without fail entertaining. Apart from all of Quint's work, Merricks Dockbacks and on a lesser scale Muldoon's Shorts there's nothing else to this site apart from the wonderous talkbacks. Yes they've always been chaotic with more civilitY seen in a playground but thats the joy! Banning these folks and changing tb posts is very very bad for the future.... If Quint was to ever jump ship and start a new site now would be the ideal time.....

  • April 20, 2012, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Glad to see some Tom Whalen love as far

    by brattyben

    as the Pinocchio poster is concerned. He's been doing some Avengers promo posters too. The Hawkeye one, tho not my favorite character, is really striking. Good on ya Harry! I usually give you crap for your horrible grammar, punctuation and overall writing, but, I have to say, this show you're putting together isn't half bad. I can think of worse ways to spend seven minutes. Keep it up.

  • April 20, 2012, 7:14 p.m. CST


    by titusbigus

    but some retard mod is banning people left and right without no apparent reason. If this is Harry's new policy of the site,to ban without provocation the same people who generate his traffic,then i am out of here and i will never come is a pity actually,because AICN was my sole movie destination in the internet.but alas,the last bastion of free speech has gone too. My deepest thanks to all the nice and cool people with whom i had very entertaining and intelligent conversations throughout the years in this site.thank you guys,until we meet again i wish you all the best from me. AS FOR THE ASSHOLE MOD,GO FUCK YOURSELF. OVER AND OUT.

  • April 20, 2012, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Really not bad

    by DrGogol

    These are coming along. You have a spark of a screen presence, Harry and with development I think you could have an entertaining show here. The boiler this time around was uninspired. Just a sequel to last time's. Don't write for him unless you have an actual beef you want to address.

  • April 20, 2012, 8:09 p.m. CST

    and I thought it was just me..

    by Russell

    earlier all I did was post about how pathetic and lame it is that AICN has yet to post about Francls Lawrence directing Catching Fire. I even posted a link to an article about it to help them out and then I got banned. If pointing out the ongoing and glaring shortcoming of this site being lazy as shit about posting articles gets you banned but other TBers can be as vile and nasty as they come on the obit TBs for Whitney Houston and Dick Clark and so on and they DON'T get banned, then some stupid fuck on here really has their priorities out of order.

  • April 20, 2012, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Damn, they banning the only reasons I come to this site.

    by Fritzlorrerains

  • April 20, 2012, 8:56 p.m. CST

    What the sam hell is going on around here?

    by FlickaPoo

  • April 20, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST least I aint banned

    by moondoggy2u

    The most interesting posters in years have been Creepy, Chop, D. Vader and conspiracy...and they get banned. They rightfully criticize this site for its descent into shittiniess...and they get banned. Meanwhile, Harry completely lies about The Script That Shall Not Be Mentioned, fails to show up to work on time (which I thought was hard to do when you don't have to waddle your fat ass to anywhere but your laptop), and does absolutely ZILCH for this site....and he keeps on trucking. Enjoy your mail-order bride, twinkies and free pwesents while you can, you pathetic weak little baby man. I gotta hunch your bread and butter is going to either be sold to support your habbits or it will fail altogether. Either way, your days of being a z-list celebrity bullshit artist are most likely numbered. I know I'm not such of a much--just some anonymous poster, but i for one refuse to even CLICK on this site from here on out. You suck, AICN! chopped.

  • April 20, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Nice Neil Young reference Fishus ...

    by DrMorbius

  • April 20, 2012, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Here's another ...

    by DrMorbius

    * ... and once you're gone ... ya can't come back, when you're outta the blue, and into the BLACK*

  • April 21, 2012, 12:05 a.m. CST

    what do we want our new website to be called

    by animas

    I will buy the domain.

  • April 21, 2012, 1:14 a.m. CST

    What’s this? What’s this?

    by blackwood

    What’s this? What’s this? There’s bannings everywhere what’s this? and no one even cares behind the scenes – I don’t understand I must be dreaming wake up black it isn’t fair What’s this? What’s this? What’s this? Here comes a noisy troll – how quaint! his schtick is very droll but look! out of touch and out of date have they realized too late what’s this? The only thing that matters here are those below the link the site is lame and excluding two is run by hateful dinks there’s silence in every story or complaints at every turn I say we get some distance boys and watch this fucker burn… (It works best if you sing it.)

  • April 21, 2012, 1:23 a.m. CST

    This is perfect

    by JasonZumwalt

    Exactly what it should be. Let it never be said you are not a creator. What a great testament to your body of work. Congratulations Harry.

  • April 21, 2012, 1:40 a.m. CST

    I'm out of here

    by Mike Jenner

    Until I hear that all those who got banned for no good reason are reinstated I won't be coming back to this fucked up site. Its obvious that Knowles doesn't give a fuck about the site any more and is far too busy stroking his already over-inflated ego with his pathetic video series. This site has been going down hill for ages now and all we get are promises that things will get better. But nothing, nothing ever does. And now those people who, like me have been vocal about this sort of thing all seem to have been banned. Seems that Harry Knowles cannot stand to read the truth about his failing web site. Time for some home thruths, Harry. AICN is a disgrace and you are a disgrace for destroying it. Yes, you destroyed it with your incompetance, your indifference and your inflated ego. Hope you are proud of yourself.

  • April 21, 2012, 1:45 a.m. CST


    by Russell

    please repost that link to your site that had the great article about Harry's ineptitude. It was called 'No you can't take the sky from me' or something but I can't find it in google.

  • April 21, 2012, 1:48 a.m. CST


    by Russell

    I have a good domain name thats not taken but I don't want to post it on here for fear of an admin stealing it. I can send it to you if you give me a temporary email you set up or something. I have long thought that it would be a great idea for other TBers to start a movie news site. It's been in the making for years just based on how many great people like choppah and conspiracy and asimovlives and so on that post here. I say we should do it.

  • April 21, 2012, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Liking the videos Harry, but where's the David 8 viral?

    by RedJester

    If that video doesn't deserve its own talkback, I'm not sure what does.

  • April 21, 2012, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Banning does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    I got banned too about 3 weeks ago but it was not yet time for the Dojo to close down. Not yet. Not. yet. However if choppah, conspiracy and d.vader have fallen then that time might have come. My name is Cobra--Kaius Decimus Meridius. Commander of the Armies of the Nerds. General of the Felix Legions (no, I dont know who they are either). Loyal servant to the true Emperor, Choppus Aurelius. Friend of a banhammered Vader, fan of a banhammered conspiracy – and I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next!!!!

  • April 21, 2012, 6:42 a.m. CST


    by A_Banned_Apart

    I know this request will likely be ignored, but I hope that we will have some sort of official response to this apparent round of bannings. Sounds like the heart and soul of the TBs has been hit. Why, and to what end?

  • April 21, 2012, 6:52 a.m. CST

    enjoying these eps

    by rakesh patel

    listening to you and your guests talk about the subject of the day and actually quite informative. in a bitesize kinda way, especially since you know your geek shit. Think this has given you a shot in the arm so to speak, and hopefully the momentum will move the site forward. I'd actually even give a podcast a go once you get around to getting one up.

  • April 21, 2012, 7:41 a.m. CST

    The best talkbackers got banned

    by centilope

  • April 21, 2012, 7:42 a.m. CST

    This site ain't worth shit without the Talbacks

    by centilope

  • April 21, 2012, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Great work Harry!

    by Type 40

    Loving the show so far. Keep up the good work! Regarding the show's length, I must say that I enjoy it as a short. However, it's good to know that longer interviews will be available for those who want them. Keep well.

  • April 21, 2012, 8:10 a.m. CST

    I think that harry is looking to the day when....

    by emeraldboy

    he gets rid of the talkbacks. or slowly changing the site to incorporate youtube more.

  • April 21, 2012, 8:11 a.m. CST

    I don't miss the banned TB'ers. FACT!!!!!

    by Logan_1973

  • April 21, 2012, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Really enjoyed watching this. Fuck all the haters Headgeek

    by steve

    Haters gotta hate. You're helping them out when you think about it.

  • April 21, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Yeah, screw those banned Talkbackers.....

    by James Stevenson

    TALKBACKERS? We don't need no steenkin' talkbackers!!

  • You might have all the justifications and excuses for the problems or fake scripts or Brian Coxes and everything, and I'll believe you. And you were JUST getting AICN back on track with this new video series. But your relationship with your readers HAVE GOT to change, or else you'll lose everything, man... Here's my suggestion again, pick a random TBer, someone you don't know, someone who is willing to do some decent debate and talk live with him through Skype or some shit. Show us what you got and what you know, prove us wrong, or let US prove our points. If the TBer starts badmouthing or calling names, he's out. You can edit for time (not content), and dub in his voice with the boiler voice, or digitally alter his voice, or just leave the TBer in, makes no difference. You need to do two things to save this website, Harry: 1- Keep it about the cool news, not about yourself, lower your ego, be fucking humble. Focus on getting better contacts, better scoops, and validate your sources. Improve your contacts. Have that quality spill over the videos too. The videos are a great way to keep things fresh. 2- Get a better relationship with your readers. TBers are the lowest common denominator, and there are trolls, of course, but serious allegations and issues DEMAND a clear response. Don't let someone else respond, just say: "I fucked up". We ALL make mistakes. If you incorrectly said that Brian Cox was on Alien, correct yourself and say "sorry I mixed up actors". The Prometheus script, you DID respond (somewhat), so that's cool, that's the way to do it. Don't run away from your responsibilities, dude.

  • For thinking that you and you alone are the engine that drives this website. You got what you deserve. For being so envious of what harry has accomplished because deep down in your hate filled geek heart you think you could have done better if only the spinach and guacamole dip did not taste so damn good that you could not bear to stop eating long enough to do anything other than barf on a keyboard and pretend it is a profound post. You got what you deserve. For all the sock puppets who act as an echo chamber of one -a truly pathetic pat your self on the back "oh choppah you are so...", because no one else will You got what you deserve. For all of you who bitch and whine and promise to never return - but always do. You got what you deserve and unless chops sucks a mod dick and gets you unbanned (which i am betting he will do) i guess i will see you under another name real soon. Fuck you all very much

  • We train young men to drop fire on people, but their commanders won't allow them to write 'fuck' on their airplanes because it's obscene... Indeed Marlon, indeed.

  • YES! Yes... I feel it, the power... fills me. Yes, I feel the universe within me! I am... I am a part of the cosmos! The power flows... Flows through me! Of what consequence are you now? This planet, these people. They are NOTHING to me! The universe is power! Real, unstoppable POWER! and I am that force! I am that power! KNEEL BEFORE YOUR MASTER! Fool! you are no longer my EQUAL! I am more than man! MORE THAN LIFE! I... am... a... GOD! Now. You... will... KNEEEEEL! KNEEEEL!  Now I, UltraTron, am master of the universe. 

  • April 21, 2012, 10:08 a.m. CST

    beautiful blackwood, beautiful..

    by Robert Evans


  • April 21, 2012, 10:12 a.m. CST

    kobes, my boy!

    by Robert Evans

    I've got nothing but love for Harold Throckmorton Knowles IV. Nothing but love. We're just wanting him to stick to his guns in regards to keeping the talkbacks the geek-filled, freedom-spewing cesspools that they have been notoriously known for for well over a decade and then some. Bannings....they come and go. Some are called for, some are questionable. What is not appropriate is a moderator changing posts to incriminate an individual. It's a violation of trust between talkbacker and website, and it could hurt Harry and Co. in the long run, if it's not dealt with in a quick and fair manner. We still love you though, Kobes. Don't ever change. CHOPPIN' MY WAY BACK TO YOU, BABE

  • April 21, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST


    by Robert Evans

    Do you think the boiler will bring up the bannings in the next episode? My scrote is atingle.

  • April 21, 2012, 10:39 a.m. CST

    There IS no compromise

    by James Stevenson

    There is only death.... online death through banishment from AICN!! Those Philistines who shriek their petty complaints shall be CAST down into the bowels of online HELL!! No one in the afterworld shall DARE admit to chopling status! Lord Satan/Knowles has decreed upon THIS day... Oooooo.... my order's here! Designer pancakes from Denny's (yes, they have wireless now; HUURAY!) shall rule them all! Hey, bitch... I ordered my side of bacon extra crispy. Now take it back, get it right, and sin no more! And more coffee, serving wench! (Gotta go; duty calls).

  • April 21, 2012, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Sorry,but the bans were NOT justified,not at least in my part.

    by frank

    5 days ago i wake up,i enter the site,i enther the latest James Cameron thread and my first post of the day is =LONG LIVE THE KING.LONG LIVE THE KING= and that's it.the next thing i know i am blacklisted!! I thought that it was a glitch in the system,so i enter the site with a new account,again after a while i got blacklisted again.i waited for a day and then i sent an email to Harry and tell him about my login problem.i asked him to tell me the reason i got blacklisted if that was the real case.i got zero answer from him. Today i enter the site and with great amazement i discover that a lot of other users have fallen victim of the ban hammer without any apparent reason. I will defend my position and i ll say that i have never insulted Harry or the other members of his staff and never criticized their work.Frankly i almost never read their reviews,the main reason i come to this site is for the discussions with the other talkbackers,the news,the gossip and to discover new movies that i never knew before.So no i dont believe i deserved the ban hammer in any way. But let's pretend that i did deserve the banning.ok fine.Then how about the banning of other talkbackers which never gave a reason for this.How about conspiracy? he has never insulted anyone,he praised Harry's new youtube show and he even had a little nice chat with Harry about this, before he got the ban.just look his posts in the beginning of the topic.Or how about Bobo? or choppah? And i wouldnt be surprised that Asimov absence in the last week is a result of him being banned! And how about people who are even now,very offensive but they are not banned? just go to the recent obits and you will see that there are people there which are very impolite and use harsh language instead of respecting the nature of those about? why they dont get banned too if we are talking about justification? I am really amazed with the course of the things that has taken place in the recent days.It is like Harry has been demonized,or changed personality or someone else took entirely over the site.I really cant explain why suddenly and after so many years,Harry suddenly decided to started to ban people left and right. Well i think i get the idea behind this new policy and it has to do with his new Youtube show.I believe it is his big game-changer which will put his site back again in the same level of competition with the other movie sites,it will generate him even greater revenue and will heal or create new friendly bonds with the Hollywood industry. So it is a project that he has invested on a lot and he doesnt want anyone else to fuck it up.So in his retarded,juvenile mind,he sees the most dedicated visitors of his site with their most critical voice AS A THREAT for his new show. I mean do you imagine if he invited Charlize Theron in his show and conspiracy wrote his new fudgepack friday story as a tribute to her in the show's talkback? and Charlize saw it by accident? or if he invited Orci and Asimov was here and started ripping him apart? This is what Harry is trying to avoid,he is doing precautionary damage control,he has started =cleansing= the site in order to better protect,according to him ofc,his new investment.And he doesnt give a fuck if you deserved the ban,if you generated traffic to his site,if you are one of the reasons that other visitors come to the site to see you talking about movies or generally having fun. Harry just doesnt give a fuck about you,you are nothing,just a number in his traffic and he can live without you now that he is hitting big. In conclusion,i am really disgusted to what has happened in the past few days.Because of Harry's attitude and the reasons behind it,towards a specific fraction of visitors of this sites.And also because i always considered Harry a very nice and cool guy,despite his flaw,but i never imagined that the things would end up in such a horrific way because of him. Harry,i will tell you this.I wish someday i could become a big shot director and you would invite me for an interview,so that i could show you my middle finger in person.Because that's all that you deserve from the (ex)fans of this site. Bye.

  • April 21, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Choppah, good to see reports of your demise are unfounded... Do you know if Vader and Conspiracy remain banned? bigustitus, I dont actually think its Harry thats been doing the banning. Suspect its someone else. I do like the idea of Charlize Theron reading about herself on fudgepack friday tho! Look, the thing is that *hot* actresses must know to resist surfing the net. Fudgepack friday would pale in comparison to some of the stuff they might see, such as spookily real looking photoshopped nude pics of them taking money shots to the face! If you're Charlize Theron probably better to live in blissful ignorance than to google *charlize theron nude*.

  • April 21, 2012, 11:48 a.m. CST

    9/11 was an inside job


  • April 21, 2012, 12:09 p.m. CST

    @cobra--kai if it is not Harry who is banning,then who is it?

    by frank

    and where is Harry? why he havent taken a position over this yet? why did he ignore my email? Mattman said he contacted Quint and got unbanned.I ill give it a shot but something tells me that i will get the ban again. What can i say,our world goes madder very day. ps. to the guy who keeps it pal.You permanently banned my previous IP,but i must inform you that i have a dynamic IP and i also know how to use TOR. I can keep a low profile and keep visiting the talkbacks if i want to and you wouldnt take notice but that's the thing: i am so disgusted with this situation,that i dont give a fuck anymore about visiting the site anymore.

  • April 21, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Then fucking leave already or stop whining!

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes


  • April 21, 2012, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Dumb question. What is the difference between a ban and blacklist?

    by adeceasedfan

  • April 21, 2012, 12:29 p.m. CST

    retarde handle? aint dat de pot calling de kettle black ayn_banned?

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    I need an objectivist moment

  • April 21, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    i looked at harry's twitter account

    by emeraldboy

    and mentions that dick clark died and says that he met clark 4 times. and played american bandstand in jazzband and slid across the stage on knees playing it. and I also asked why this site bans people...

  • April 21, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST

    With banning you get all previous posts erased,with

    by frank

    blacklisting you cant login but you dont lose your old least that's my guess.

  • you need to quit while you are only seven zip codes behind son

  • April 21, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Harry, good job dude

    by bobbofatz

    You are coming into your own. Almost a cant miss show. Great doo too.

  • April 21, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    thx bigus..

    by adeceasedfan

  • April 21, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Metroid I told you to get out of my ass

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

  • April 21, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Take one enema, get one metroid - covered in shit

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes


  • April 21, 2012, 2:29 p.m. CST

    What is with all the bannings

    by bobbofatz

    Is it bs or is aicn trying to go mainstream? It would be a crying shame to alter the best thing about this site. I am a 15 year vet of this place so dont piss me off or I will be really mad at you guys!

  • and all my old posts are gone. Banning must keep your posts on the site, not blacklisting.

  • April 21, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    harry is trying to go mainstream...

    by emeraldboy

    it was this choice. stay outside the industry. or come join us. If harry had stayed with the verbal rock throwers. he would have gone down with the ship. all the industry rock throwers including contributors and talkbackers. all have but vanished. in order to clean this site up. he will have to make unpalatable decisions. about the future of this site.

  • April 21, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    The site can't be going that mainstream

    by 2LeggedFreak

    How is it everyone else in the known universe seems to have Avengers Reviews up except this dump. Could it be that none of Harrys Staff were invited ? Isn't AICN cool any more ?

  • April 21, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Lest we forget

    by 2LeggedFreak

    This cute little ginger fat boy doing his cute little act for camera has doozies like this lurking in his psyche. Harry's famous dislike of Wrong Turn for not having enough T & A/Teen Rape and Dead Raped Deer in it. You couldn't make it up.

  • April 21, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    And lets not forget this either !!!

    by 2LeggedFreak

  • April 21, 2012, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Or This

    by 2LeggedFreak

  • April 21, 2012, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Now in Glorious 720p!

    by gotilk

    Well it is.

  • April 21, 2012, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Lest We Forget Part 2

    by Russell

  • April 21, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    I love ya Harry, BUT...

    by Michael Morning

    Your video spots are, unfortunately, just...well...irrelevant. Very few people come to this site because they are madly, blindly in love with cinema in a general sense. People want news on new stuff, not ancient stuff. It might be geek-out cool to talk about cinema history - and it might hold interest for a small niche audience - but if you're going to do just one video show, do something that's relevant to today...and the vast majority of your audience who comes to this site.</p> <p> If you want a successful business, you have to offer what your audience (i.e. customers) want, not what YOU want.

  • They are just jealous of your towering intellect and once in a generation ability to hurl a truly devastating insult retort. You are truly a marvel

  • April 21, 2012, 5:29 p.m. CST

    No Avengers review here yet? Did Whedon pull an Inception?

    by mdk

    Harry didn't like it/get it but is buds with Whedon so he' putting off the review for awhile?

  • He simply doesn't have enough power or audience anymore to continue to pretend nothing matters but Harry's joyous love for movies. The TBers are all he has left and they're in revolt. But all these videos are about are how "cool" it is to sit in your basement at what, age 38? With action figures and your dad, insulting more successful friends who come to visit from the only position of 'power' you have left - within the confines of your little Youtube series. And the rest of it is him demeaning and insulting the TBers and their valid complaints and criticisms of either various upcoming films or the site itself, by painting them as "boiler," the unreasonable buffoon who doesn't understand what a great guy "Michael" Bay is. A little less "giddy" condescension and a little open honesty - yes, I fucked up, yes I reviewed a hoax late, yes I need to update the site NOW, yes I mistook Ian Holm for Brian Cox - LITTLE THINGS would mean a lot. But Harry doesn't give a fuck about any of that. He's clearly hellbent on revamping his "image" as a webseries "star" (which is not going to happen, BTW) while the site can just continue to slide into the swamp. He thinks this series is the ticket and he's going to get it all back and then some, and any naysayers will be replaced by scores of new fans. It's not 2001 anymore, people. IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

  • April 21, 2012, 5:55 p.m. CST

    AICN - WTF on the Avengers?

    by jp Take that thumb out of your greasy asses and report. It's only the biggest movie of the year thus far.

  • April 21, 2012, 6:39 p.m. CST

    The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated

    by D.Vader

    I'm back! Yes, its true, I was banned, along with Conspiracy, Mattman, Bobo, Choppah, and many others I'm sure who chose to speak out against AICN and whomever was altering/editing talkbacker posts and then banning others. I emailed Quint about it, and he's a nice, intelligent, and sane person, so he reinstated us. I sincerely thank Quint for that. He's a good dude. He says he has no idea of who did it to us and thus far doesn't know of a way to track moderator history to find out. But he's looking into it and asking the tech guys. As for the unknown, mysterious, and *cowardly* moderator who banned everyone without warning and without explanation, and I'm led to believe it was Fathergeek since it was in his own story (i really hope it was not), you sir have some explaining to do. I believe you owe it to ALL of AICN and all of AICN readership to take responsibility and explain why you'd do such a thing, particularly when it comes to editing what we've said. I hope someone at AICN gets to the bottom of this. It reflects poorly on Harry and the rest and compromises a lot of what this site does. Anyway. Thanks again Quint.

  • April 21, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Oh Ultratron... I should have known it was you all along

    by D.Vader

    You broke my heart.

  • April 21, 2012, 7:12 p.m. CST

    reflecto, well said and judging by your reasonable response you are obviously not the target of my scorn

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    which centers around those who think that just because they are allowed to post here or have been doing so since before such a thing called a smart phone existed - which allows them to post while taking a shit at the same time, or post their shit as such the case may be, then they are somehow entitled to being treated like fucking hands off royalty. furthermore such entitled fucks think they have the right to criticize anyone and everyone with impunity because afterfall harry is beholden to them and their daily hit counts for his income and fame which they deride constantly and threaten daily by saying they will never return because this place just aint what it used to be, but strangely enough they do for all of them, if this site was mostly beholden on talkback hit counts it would have went belly up a long long long time ago. they will not believe me, even though the proof is on the posting page and can be found with a google search of site hit counts. they will continue to exist in their entitled little world because this place is important to them, they need this place far far more that it needs them. the d.vader banning of a year ago and subsequent moaning and bitching and screams of 'im never coming back' really did spell the doom of talkbacks and aicn. oh wait a minute, no it did not. the site miraculously kept going and the place was actually better off because all inbred trolls and their sock puppets stayed away until they realized how desperately they needed this place and how much it did not need them. that is the bullshit i rail against and why i heap scorn on choppah and his sock puppet echo chamber ilk and all the anti social trolls who would cry for years if this site truly went belly up. actually this site performs a public service keeping assholes like ctm and that pedophile conspiracy from the general public

  • April 21, 2012, 7:26 p.m. CST

    hi ayn, miss me? how shall you regale us with you towering wit and intelligence this time?

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    we are all atwitter

  • April 21, 2012, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Kobe, the site may "miraculously keep going"

    by D.Vader

    But no one can deny that stories just don't generate the same amount of talkback hits and posts as they once did, that's for sure. The big fiasco over the hacking and the new talkback code over a year and a half ago did not help matters.

  • April 21, 2012, 8:38 p.m. CST


    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    if your very first post to me had been even half as courteous as this one you and i would have no beef, i only attack those who attack me first, with exceptions made for pedophiles. but since you just had to make like a dick and bleed all over the place, my answer to you is that i come here to take a shit and you came out instead, then kobe smelled my ass and proclaimed it good

  • April 21, 2012, 9:28 p.m. CST


    by D.Vader

    Shee-it did I make a Lost World reference? I didn't even realize it, what'd I say? Keep in mind, I ran a 5k obstacle course today and haven't eaten much and have had a bit to drink... Point being, I love Spielberg's The Lost World (you can clearly tell Spiels is just having fun) but I don't know how I referenced it.

  • Isn't that what Ian Malcolm says in regards to his "death" in the first Jurassic Park novel? Very funny. Did you know its actually first attributed to Mark Twain?

  • April 21, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Yeah, check it out, YourMomsBox!

    by D.Vader

    I believe the original quote was actually something like "reports of my death have been exaggerated," but as time as gone on, that quote itself has been exaggerated to include the adjective "greatly". That Mark Twain, what a genius. I'm impressed you remembered that from The Lost World, however. I used to read Jurassic Park once a year, but life and school and career just got in the way, and I haven't read it in over a decade. I read The Lost World twice- I bought it the night it came out and only read it a second time after that. Its not by choice; I would love to read it more often, but since I've gotten into film, my ability to read has... suffered. I now read slowly and reread passages over and over to paint a complete picture in my head of how I'd shoot it as a film. Its beneficial in some ways, but in the long run it just means I read less and less. So anyway, kudos to you for remembering that as being a line by Malcolm. Impressive, sir. Most impressive. How was your 5k? Mine had mud pits and climbing walls, and underground tunnels and all kinds of shit designed to tear your ankles and knees up.

  • April 21, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    And I *definitely* did not drink enough water the past few days.

    by D.Vader

    I'm a constantly dehydrated person.

  • April 21, 2012, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Metroid--don't cross the line with Kobe

    by Robert Evans

    Otherwise consequences will never be the same.

  • April 22, 2012, 7:12 a.m. CST

    i wonder has harry been offered occupational

    by emeraldboy

    therapy. and if not why not?

  • April 22, 2012, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Happy birthday...

    by emeraldboy

    jack Nicholson....

  • April 22, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Ok look dvader, yourmomsbox, etc- GET A ROOM!

    by UltraTron

    Share texts or something. Fags.

  • April 22, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST

    I'm juggling modern warfare 3, Arkham City, La noire, Uncharted 3 and

    by UltraTron

    several others at the moment. MW3 has some of the best graphics of all time. If they used Noire's face tech on every video game we'd be in story heaven. The acting from every character in Noire is movie quality. I watched this doc on bare knuckle fighting on Netflix and it was funny. The last 2 chicks that expressed interest in me were smokin hot and I had my head up my ass in both instances and could not get it remotely together to do anything about it.

  • April 22, 2012, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Ok so I'm just now seeing my get a room post

    by UltraTron

  • That's where you want to lock them. Freeze program. That is the moment where infinite possibility exists in a woman's mind. Unfortunately you have to switch gears and turn on the heat as soon as you recognize that moment. That is where I failed the last 2 times this happened.

  • April 22, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    So i'm back on the toilet with you. The song title of ain'titcool.

    by UltraTron

  • April 22, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST

    I saw Melacholia and it was like when worlds collide only with

    by UltraTron

    tits and the most miserable looking people ever put in a movie. Salo got nobody in it this miserable. Centipede 2's links look like they are having a party in comparison. Just reminds me of a quote from Blomkamp says "the suits weren’t happy with the direction I was going. Thing was, though, I’d played Halo and I play videogames. I’m that generation more than they are and I know that my version of Halo would have been insanely cool. It was more fresh and potentially could have made more money than just a generic, boring film — something like G.I. Joe or some crap like that, that Hollywood produces.” He also admits "The way Fox dealt with me was not cool. Right from the beginning… until the end when it collapsed, they treated me like shit; they were just a crappy studio. I’ll never ever work with Fox ever again because of what happened to Halo"

  • April 22, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    I loved the mechanics of Filmmaking...

    by emeraldboy

    when I was growing up. Like labyrinth or Dark Crystal. Or how kermit rode the bike in the muppet movie. or how the alien eggs were made in that movie. stuff like that. in other words the creative process that came up with stuff like that. or how hitch shot the scene in strangers on a train where a murderer strangles someone and you see it through her spectacles on the ground.

  • April 22, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST

    or maybe that should be the creative process of

    by emeraldboy


  • April 22, 2012, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Wanna come

    by D.Vader

  • April 22, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Wanna come with, Ultratron?

    by D.Vader

    There's room for one more...

  • April 22, 2012, 12:47 p.m. CST

    its rehabilitative

    by emeraldboy

    is occupational therapy.

  • April 22, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Easy mombox.

    by UltraTron

    Don't be such a fag about being called fag. Sure Vader where we goin?

  • Happy to play video games on a Saturday night 101 crazy bitch example in that movie.

  • April 22, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST

    I think the director is saying with her character-

    by UltraTron

    This bitch is insane. She's a great example of women I've dated. This bitch won't be satisfied until a planet collides with her.

  • April 22, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by JackSlater4

  • April 22, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by JackSlater4

  • April 22, 2012, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by JackSlater4

  • April 22, 2012, 1:27 p.m. CST

    It's really amazing how cold I've grown.

    by UltraTron

    How many women I've blown off. How many I've lied too to keep at a distance. And then the last two. Just passing by but showing enough interest that I should have moved. And what examples they were. New levels of unconquered territory. Magnificent meat- perfectly marbled.

  • April 22, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    I looked in the pot man, and it was turnin grey

    by UltraTron

  • April 22, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST


    by JackSlater4

  • April 22, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST


    by UltraTron

  • April 22, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    slater just did a drive-by

    by UltraTron

  • April 22, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Fuck all the bullshit. They're making God of War Ascension.

    by UltraTron

    Look a the ruin he left everything in at the end of the last one. There's nothing left to destroy.

  • April 22, 2012, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Re : ayn_banned

    by Real Deal

    You do know that while your complaining about Harry's success ( and I'm assuming your lack thereof ) every time you post or insult and generate a reply ( while changing multiple handles ) Harry gets a hit on his website which helps him. I personally think Harry's done a fine job and I'm glad he started this site. I hope it's going for a long time. Thanks for helping insure that.

  • April 22, 2012, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Go Flyers!!!

    by Joe Plumber

  • Dancer in the Dark is the only movie by Von Trier that I made it though in it's entirety and that was only because I saw it in the theater. Pretentiousness is Von Trier's forte.

  • April 22, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST


    by Red Ned Lynch

    Kingdom rocks.

  • April 22, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Melancholia is ultimately a zone episode with

    by UltraTron

    a crazy bitch and scared shitless person dealing with final ultimate annihilation. Just wallowing in their final death throes. Fun for the wallowing in throes agony crowd.

  • April 22, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST

    The plain oatmeal, water and coffee I just had for breakfast


    was more entertaining that Melancholia. If Dunst did a hard core porn scene it would still not be exciting. Because by the time the porn scene rolls around your heart rate has slowed down from the relentless mundane boredom and there is no blood being supplied to your brain or penis. There should be a health hazard warning on his dvd boxes.

  • April 22, 2012, 2:42 p.m. CST


    by phifty2

    Entitlement? Royalty? How you can speak of such things and not apply them to Knowles himself?

  • Naked miserable crazy bitch Kirsten Dunst > naked miserable crazy fat pig Lena Dunham

  • April 22, 2012, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Is Harry still with Yoko?

    by JP

    She was kinda hot.

  • April 22, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST

    So, Choppah and Conspiracy got banned?

    by Joe Plumber

  • April 22, 2012, 4:35 p.m. CST


    by Red Ned Lynch the lifeblood that courses like dark, thick oil through the cracked glass tapestry of Melancholia's spiderweb veins. Ennui, that enlightened state in which we understand that at the moment we are cleft from the umbilicus we are cursed with the scar of existence and that the scar will fade only with the putrefaction of our flesh. For what is Melancholia but the awareness of the shadow of our own end, the first spadeful of rich, black soil that will fill our grave? It is in the penumbra of that gravedigger's shovel that we all marry our Jack Bauer's, and they will be always strangers to us for they too are obscured in the baleful shade of Melancholia, and our time together will be as the passing of the 24 hours in a single day, the false dawn of sunlight reflecting off bleached sand fading to the graveyard dusk that reveals all our hopes to be naught but lingering wisps of dreams that could not forestall the certain doom to which all life is birthed. To turn your face from Melancholia is to cower in the deceit that life is a limitless stroll through a maudlin watercolor orchard, sheltered by the obscure fruit of an unexamined existence. To accept Melancholia is to understand that life is instead a joyless rutting on the immaculate lawn that shrouds the worms that will one day burrow their cities in your flesh, an animal rutting which has as its truest purpose only the birthing of another landscape in which the worms may make their home. But to know Melancholia is to at last realize that life and all its attendant works are but ephemera with no more meaning than the final curling of a dying beetle's legs. It is not that our loves and hates and struggles will soon be forgotten; it is that the world in which they took place was no more than a random clash of chemicals, science's final vindication of Decarte's dreaming demon. What better place, then, than a child's twig fortress to await the first shovelful of oblivion, for at least in childhood we could pretend that what we built and believed could protect us from our preordained end. Oh yes, it is ennui from which Melancholia takes its shape, and the understand Melancholia is to realize, at last, that Kirsten Dunst showed us her breasts ten years after anyone really wanted to see them.

  • April 22, 2012, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern ring.

    by phifty2

    Ugh. Wrong hand, wrong finger. Bryz played a hell of a game. Go Flyers.

  • April 22, 2012, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Ok, I watched it.

    by phifty2

    Massa needs to raise his game before coming back? He's out there fucking making movies!

  • April 22, 2012, 5:44 p.m. CST

    That was beautiful red ned. A fitting eulogy for our dying species.

    by UltraTron

    Her tits probably reached their apex around the time they made Morry Spiddermen. Morry Spiddermen's wig don't come off in hurricane winds

  • April 22, 2012, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Re : justmyluck About John Carter

    by Real Deal

    Or you could try a website that knows something about money : " John Carter's Trip to Mars Finally Earns Its Budget " They seem to know a thing or two about money wouldn't you agree?

  • April 23, 2012, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Justmyluck, I'll take FORBES over your entertainment journalism.

    by Mattman

    And btw, Waterworld made $264 million on home video, so it's not at all inconceivable that this will be massive on blu-ray, especially given that it's #13 on Amazon.

  • April 23, 2012, noon CST

    Darth meh

    by Robert Evans

    Reports of my departure were greatly exaggerated

  • April 23, 2012, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Good night, AICN

    by Mattman

    Final post. The disgust with the bannings (and not just my own) has lingered, and this place is quiet as a fucking tomb. Was nice trading insults with all of you. I wish everybody well (even Asimov).

  • *The phrase box office bomb (also referred to as a flop) refers to a film for which the overall cost (production, marketing and distribution) greatly exceeds the revenue regained by the movie studio.* So sorry that the 600 million recoup still earning a bit more than expected erases that number! JOHN CARTER never made an impression, which is about a thousand times worse than the $200 million writedown, the chairman's resignation, lack of post-release fanfare form the talent involved, etc. - all telltale signs of this FLOP. It really is like debating the clown car when it comes to the JOHN CARTER pom pom section. Or, a cult mindset's inability to grasp reality.

  • April 23, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST


    by justmyluck

    The pastry chef wasn't even wearing a hair net, BUT I DON'T CARE!!

  • April 23, 2012, 12:54 p.m. CST

    take care of yourself Mattman

    by Robert Evans

    I know where to find ya..

  • April 23, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    I never saw john Carter and I am kinda glad didnt see the film

    by emeraldboy

    One obvious question is how will this film tanking effect Andrew Stanton's Career in disney and pixar.

  • April 23, 2012, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Are mattman and choppah boyfriend and girlfriend?

    by Emerald Snoggingbottom

    AWWW HOW CUTE Goodbye torll boys. Get a roonm!

  • April 23, 2012, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Re : justmyluck

    by Real Deal

    You forgot to quote this part : " BoxOffice Mojo reports that John Carter has grossed $254.5 million, a $4.5 million over its budget—currently not technically a profit, considering its advertising budget, but it’s far better than the epic loss that many had feared. Unsurprisingly, most of this coin has come from overseas. While John Carter earned over $66 million here in the United States, international markets have pulled in over $188 million. Film Buff Online writes that John Carter was #1 in box office receipts for two weeks in a row in China. This profit will keep increasing, as John Carter has yet to be released in Japan, where it will surely put the movie several million dollars in the black." I just love it when 3rd parties try to interpret what I've presented. I]f we need any more proof of the true popularity of the film, we have to look no farther than Amazon shoppers who signed up for e-mails to alert them of DVD & Blu-Ray new releases were informed that they were able to pre-order John Carter on video today. As of this writing, the Blu-Ray 3-D/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy was the #1 selling item in Amazon’s Science-Fiction Movie list, and ranked #2 in the Action & Adventure and Fantasy Categories…. It ranks #13 over all in the Movies & TV Blu-Ray list. If you recall, Waterworld had cost $175 million to make yet only earned $88 million in North America. But according to Yahoo Voices, “Overseas sales along with VHS and DVD sales allowed the movie to recoup” its losses. Ultimately, Waterworld earned $264 million. If DVD/Blu-Ray sales are strong, it could very well catapult John Carter into the kind of success that give Hollywood executives sweaty dreams and encourage them to marry trophy wives. I guess you didn't understand the article.

  • April 23, 2012, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Re : mattman

    by Real Deal

    I'm truly sorry to see you go. You are one of the real posters as opposed to the sea of little fan boy trolls. It was nice talking to someone sane here that really enjoys movies.

  • April 23, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Re : emeraldboy

    by Real Deal

    I think you are making way to much out of things concerning Harry. It's kind of like the time people were accused me of being a plant. That's paranoid! I'm about as far from a plant as you could be. I'm just an average guy that works an average job in Salem Oregon. That's the truth. I do love movies and especially Science Fiction so I'm opinionated and get uppity when I feel people are being overly critical of a film or show that doesn't deserve it.

  • April 23, 2012, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Re : ayn_banned

    by Real Deal

    Oh for God's sake! He was talking about a copy of a film he likes being changed in a special edition! I think once again you are making too much out of this. But you know at the end of the day it's Harry's site and he can do what he wants with it. Personally there have been quite a few people here who for their rudeness deserved to be banned that Harry didn't.

  • April 24, 2012, 5:24 a.m. CST


    by thomskis

    Strange. I'm probably one of the most mild, moderate posters on here, but even I am feeling creepythinman's absence. In my short time in this community, it seems to be morphing into something pretty anodyne, and is diminished for it in my opinion. Tween/teen cash grab?

  • April 24, 2012, 7:32 a.m. CST

    That episode made me throw up in my mouth a little…

    by melonman

  • April 24, 2012, 8:57 a.m. CST

    some of you need to get out more

    by Waka_Flocka


  • April 24, 2012, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Harry, seriously, you need to add some pudenda to the agenda

    by Joe Plumber

    Maybe a Cosplay Girl of the Week. That is is Yoko lets you.

  • April 24, 2012, 9:44 a.m. CST


    by thomskis

    Well, opinions are like assholes dude - Everybody's got one ;-)

  • April 24, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST


    by pr1c3y

    You guys should have a podcast by now seriously.

  • April 24, 2012, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Seriously, where's the DVD Column, Harry, dude man?

    by Joe Plumber


  • April 24, 2012, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Do you lsoers get off on Blue Rays and Dvds? Who gies a shit if Harry writes a column?

    by Emerald Snoggingbottom

    He doesnt eve write much at all. He links to amazon and prattles on for a few runon setences. Get over yourselves assholes

  • April 24, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Finally watched the episode...WHAT AN ASSHOLE

    by Scottie Richardson

  • And other than the Talkbacks it is the main reason I come here. Every once in a while harry tips me off to something I wouldn't have caught otherwise.

  • April 24, 2012, 12:05 p.m. CST


    by Waka_Flocka

    thanks for that completely pointless statement. everyone has an opinion. wow, how elucidating.

  • April 24, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST


    by thomskis

    Some more attention for you :)

  • April 24, 2012, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Re : emerald_snoggingbottom

    by Real Deal

    " He doesnt eve write much at all. He links to amazon and prattles on for a few runon setences. " LOL! Learn to spell or drink less.

  • April 24, 2012, 9:08 p.m. CST

    another reason

    by Dustoff74

    to only get DVD Picks once a year. and i am waiting for Harry to speak in terms of masturbation and erotic pleasures in these video clips.

  • April 25, 2012, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Avengers Mid-Credit Scene is up!!!!!!! Here it is

    by ajt2111 Rumors = true. Check it out.

  • April 25, 2012, 2:52 p.m. CST


    by Matthew

    These episodes are TERRIBLE. They aren't funny, they definitely are not clever and I didn't think it was possible for that troglodyte Harry to come off any creepier than he already does. Stick to the Blu-ray column you dorky choad.

  • April 25, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Harry=Feces Eater

    by Matthew

  • April 27, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST

    I loved Popeye & Superman think they were great

    by aeylias

    I'm 9--Id love to work anywhere NEAR that someday! I am working on a comic that deals with Darfur & Kony 2012 thanks!

  • April 27, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST

    by aeylias

    Im working on a human rights comic-Darfur/Kony

  • April 28, 2012, 7:03 a.m. CST

    I'd rather not see Harry talk about newer movies on this show

    by Autodidact

    I love this show. Just do what you're doing Harry!