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Published at: July 8, 2012, 12:54 a.m. CST by hercules

I am – Hercules!!

On Saturday night "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan revealed ex-cop and Gus Fring henchman Mike Ehrmantraut was created only because Bob Odenkirk wasn't available to reprise "Better Call" Saul Goodman that week. 

 Gilligan had a lot more to say as he was plugging the series’ explosive July 15 fifth season premiere.  He offered hsi thoughts on whether Gus and his original Hermanos partner Max were lovers, and discussed whether or not Fring's heretofore unseen children would be turning up.

He also revealed that Janeane Garofalo was NOT his inspiration for Jenn the Genie in his acclaimed "X-Files" episode "Je Souhaite" (though acttress Paula Sorge, who ended up playing Jenn, might or might not have been inspired by the ascerbic comedienne).

 

 

Not enough geek for you? We’ll also crammed  in reviews of Marc Webb’s “Amazing Spider-Man."

 

We did not get to speak of “Bunheads,” “The Newsroom” or very naughty poodles.

(Screenwriter Zack Stentz had to cancel due to a family emergency, but we hope to have him back next Saturday.)

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  • July 7, 2012, 12:45 a.m. CST

    SCORE!!

    by gotilk

    You got Vince Gilligan!

  • July 7, 2012, 12:49 a.m. CST

    It's going to be a fun Saturday!

    by gotilk

    See you there, Savages. Oh hey, look, they made a movie for us.

  • more satisfying than cock-blocking a firster.

  • July 7, 2012, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Here comes the show!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    See y'all there.

  • eff webb, jj and that old fuck stan lee

  • July 7, 2012, 5:15 a.m. CST

    If he says "hey, taste these Cheerios!"

    by gotilk

    DO NOT TASTE them.

  • July 7, 2012, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Ohhhhh, boy...

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Dey cumin' fo ya, Spidey. It's a lynchin'!

  • July 7, 2012, 5:33 a.m. CST

    What's wrong with Cheerios?

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Cheerios are okay to me. I like'em. "I like Cheerios!" "You like Cheerios!" "If we didn't like Cheerios," "we'd be laaaame!!!"

  • Hopefully I will catch Spidey today and join or fight the herd.

  • Coaxial and this show in particular is our last refuge (before heading to The Zone) to escape the ugliness of the AICN talkbacks.

  • July 7, 2012, 12:12 p.m. CST

    In case I'm late for the Spider-man Bashing.....

    by Jonathan

    I went to the midnight screening...and after an hour...I walked out! I absolutely hated it!!!!! I didnt even see how it ended. I paid $30 for me and the future Mrs.........and I walked out! This is a generic piece of shit movie! It's like buying something that has been handled already and then stuck back on the shelf. Same story but yet slightly altered from the Raimi movie we got 10 yrs ago. Please don't let here be any sequels to this!!!!! Burn every copy now!

  • July 7, 2012, 1:02 p.m. CST

    The opinions are varying so wildly. (Spidey)

    by gotilk

    Makes it hard. The same was true with Prometheus, yet with more reservations from even the people who said they loved it. Hmm.. this will be interesting to watch play out at the box office and places like this. I have not seen it yet and I'm not sure I'll get the chance right away.

  • July 7, 2012, 1:02 p.m. CST

    l.h.puttgrass

    by gotilk

    Sorry for being obscure. I was subtly suggesting that Walt there maybe had someone pee in his Cheerios.

  • July 7, 2012, 1:03 p.m. CST

    We are the talkbackers who knock.

    by gotilk

    :)

  • It may not be as stylish as Raimi's films, but it's certainly better cast, written, and scored. (I rather be underwhelmed by a score than for it to be overbearing and not fit the character at all. Elfman was such an awful choice for Spider-man.) Plus it's more in tune with the comics I read as a kid, they finally nailed Spidey's personality in this one, and Garfield....while still not my ideal Peter Parker, was much MUCH closer to the character than Tobey Maguire's awful deer in headlights performance....despite some issues with his relationship with Uncle Ben....which can easily be corrected in a flashback or two in the sequel.

  • for months, the sony marketing dept was hard at work, bashing raimi's depiction of parker what fucking comics did you read? the toddler depiction of parker? fuck the toddler...fucker hates the genre that made him rich...all he ever wanted to do was make toys and buy a hockey team ditko did something brillaint..in certain situations he would show parker with half his face as spidey mask... there is a duality to the character but you didnt fuckin get that....didya? peter parker is not bruce wayne....get it? got it? good

  • July 7, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Yep gotilk, yellow cheerios. ^

    by adeceasedfan

  • July 7, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    shermyboy....watch this

    by walt

    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/escape-to-the-movies/5995-The-Amazing-Spider-Man

  • July 7, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    I’m going to say a few things here about TAS because I’m thinking we are not going to have a lot of time on the show tonight. Technically, the film is a marvel (pardon the pun). The 3-D was impressive, especially during the POV web-slinging sequences. THE LIZARD f/x were not quite as bad as I thought it would be, but I still wasn’t in love with it. Grade: A The actors were fine for the most part. I enjoyed Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone and thought they worked well together. However, their performances suffered when the other wasn’t present. They did a great job of dressing Stone up and making her LOOK the part of Gwen Stacy, but I just didn’t feel it. I have never understood the appeal of Dennis Leary has an actor. There is no range what so ever, and while I find him funny and have always enjoyed his comedy, he’s no actor. All I ever hear is a comedian trying to act. The rest of the cast was adequate. Grade: C+ The writing and the story is where I really got down on TAS. First, the movie dragged in parts and was easily a half an hour too long. Second, the whole thing felt like a setup for another movie… it didn’t feel whole. In Rami’s series each film felt like it had an end despite the fact that you knew another one was coming. TAS tried to make you invest in the story and characters… in a very heavy handed way… rather than letting you develop a relationship with the characters. Like a dog that wants to go for a walk and then ends up being dragged down the street by its collar… I was happy to be in a SPIDER-MAN film, I just didn’t like where it was taking me. In short, the back story with Peter Parkers parents and their relationship with OSCORP was horseshit. And speaking of horseshit… the butchering of the character of Curt Connors is, for me, unforgivable. Connors was a tragic character that just wanted his arm back because in his eyes he felt like half a man and couldn’t except the love of the people around him because of his deformity. THE LIZARD was a completely separate entity that horrified Connors, and with Peter Parker/Spider-man’s help Connors was pulled back from that abyss and was forever grateful. Connors and Parker formed a bonding friendship, each kept the others secrets and Peter went to Curt many times for help. James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, and Steve Kloves shit all over this, turning Curt Connors into a mad scientist who simply became a lizard-man with hopes of making all humanity lizard-men. HUH? Oh, and where in the fuck did all the lizards and iguanas and shit come from in New York City? Grade: F I read THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN back in the 70’s and 80’s and I say for the record that this is not my SPIDER-MAN. Rami’s versions had its share of problems, but was much closer to what I consider the wall-crawler of my youth. Overall grade: D It’s worth a look in the theater, and if you like it… well, good for you. This is not my SPIDER-MAN.

  • the take on the lizard comes from the very first episode of the 94 cartoon...produced by...arad at least that one had the sense to introduce connors wife and son

  • July 7, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST

    waltkovacs

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    Third hour: I agree. The take on the Lizard: So it's not even an original shitting on. Wonderful. The reason I'm all over the Lizard is because he was always my favorite Spider-Man villian. My favorite villian period. Fucking heartbreaking...

  • July 7, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    YES! THIRD HOUR!

    by gotilk

    THIRD HOUR!

  • See this is the weird thing, people are saying this, AND they're saying that it IS their Spider-man also. I was raised on random back issues from the 70's and this fit the tone of Spider-man way more closer than Raimi's films ever did. The Spider-man I knew was pretty heavy, often depressing, and Peter was always on the verge of having a mental breakdown from all real shit he had going on. I'm with you on the mischaracterization of the Lizard, I also wish he hadn't even been used yet, so many of us wanted a threeway between him, Kraven and Spidey.....which may still happen thanks to them wisely keeping Connors alive, but compared to the lousy "Meanwhile" origin of the Mighty Morphin Power Ranger-esque Green Goblin of Raimi's first film, Lizard's transformation felt like a natural progression of the story and worked well with Peter becoming Spider-man, but yes, they fucked him up. Still though, I'm used to that shit, especially after Raimi's films as well as Fox's X-men franchise. I didn't knock as many points for that because, this movie isn't about the villain, it's about introducing us to Peter and Gwen, and showing us how Spider-man should've been down in the first place. Because Raimi spent so much time worrying about Peter and his relationship with MJ, Spider-man took back seat to the hopes and dreams of that snaggletoothed bitch. You wanna talk about films dragging? Those dragged.....at least for me. THAT was not the Spider-man I knew. This, in many ways was, and it didn't drag for me at all. I was immediately drawn to this cast, these characters, and was far more invested because this is closer to what I remembered of the book. I just hope Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman don't drastically change the tone of the sequels given this is ultimately building up to Gwen's death, I'm so looking forward to that being told correctly.....even more so given it looks like we'll never get a proper Dark Phoenix Saga on film.

  • If you had watched Rescue Me.....and lords knows after season three I can understand why you wouldn't, you'd think better of him. That show was so much better and displayed his acting range much more when it was dark and not the Sex and the City for men that it eventually morphed into......something that it kinda was early on, but balanced much better with dramatic elements, especially after his son's death.

  • July 7, 2012, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Doesn't look like I'll be seeing Spider-Man tonight. Damn it.

    by adeceasedfan

    I don't think it can be spoiled anymore than it already has been, so I'll be tuning in.

  • July 7, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST

    shermdawg

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    This is what I like... a disagreement, but a civil discussion with well made points. I will never forget how disappointed I was the first time I saw the Green Goblin suit from Spidey1. Willem Defoe took that all away and embraced the insanity of Norman Osborn. So, I got over it. But, I can't get over this one so easily. It really pissed me off. Sherm, I hear ya. And if it worked for you, that's fine. I am not the final word in all things geek. I'm a geek that has his own show and I let it fly. And I will be seeing the sequels. Who knows... maybe the next one will be the best fucking SPIDER-MAN film ever. Dennis Leary in RESCUE ME: I tried it, and while the show wasn't bad, I just couldn't swallow it. A lot of people loved it, so I chalk it up to my personal prejudice and surrender that battlefield to you.

  • July 7, 2012, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Just like adeceasedfan, I wont be seeing Spiderman.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    So that includes tonight also. What? He may be seeing it? Okay, unlike adeceasedfan, I wont be seeing Spiderman.

  • July 7, 2012, 9:25 p.m. CST

    40 till air...

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

  • they gave Transformers.

  • July 7, 2012, 9:51 p.m. CST

    What's wrong l.h.? Are the shoes too shiny?

    by adeceasedfan

    ;) Look I'm not over the moon excited about this like I was for Prometheus (which fucking ruled haters) but it's still a Spider-Man movie which to me at least deserves a shot. Reviews are all over the place for this one, so I'll have to see for myself.

  • July 7, 2012, 10:04 p.m. CST

    adeceasedfan - Nothing against you or anyone wanting to see it.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    I've just had it with the bullshit on this one. I'm done with it.

  • July 7, 2012, 10:05 p.m. CST

    And yes. The shoes are just too damn shiny.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • July 7, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Lol.

    by adeceasedfan

  • July 7, 2012, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Hey! Del Toro!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    There is absolutely NOTHING in Prometheus that should keep you from making At the Mountains of Madness. Nothing.

  • July 7, 2012, 10:09 p.m. CST

    At least it's not Vince dropping out.

    by Shermdawg

  • July 7, 2012, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Oh, no. I've mentioned Prometheus.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • July 7, 2012, 10:11 p.m. CST

    hey guys! here in the house!!

    by Jonathan

  • July 7, 2012, 10:13 p.m. CST

    We really need auto updating talkbacks.

    by Shermdawg

  • July 7, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    BSDMMAN?

    by adeceasedfan

  • July 7, 2012, 10:15 p.m. CST

    a toy commercial deserves reverential treatment?

    by walt

  • July 7, 2012, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Is Herc drunk?

    by Shermdawg

    That "sounds good" sounded a bit snookered.

  • July 7, 2012, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Can you derail a show if it wasn't on the rails in the first place?

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Can you?

  • July 7, 2012, 10:16 p.m. CST

    sherm ... auto updating talkbacks ...seconded.

    by DrMorbius

  • July 7, 2012, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Haven't seen this weeks Louie either. Easu.

    by adeceasedfan

  • July 7, 2012, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Easy. Damn.

    by adeceasedfan

  • July 7, 2012, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Rescue Me, Sons of Anarchy, The Shield, etc. all pretty graphic.

    by Shermdawg

  • July 7, 2012, 10:22 p.m. CST

    I only have the energy to bark.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • July 7, 2012, 10:23 p.m. CST

    fuck rescue me and that bill hicks wannabee ahole

    by walt

    saw his entire act in that shitty stallone is rip van winkle the cop movie fuck him...he isnt captain stacey...his friend never said that to him...fucking liar just like andy and his fucking "spidey saved my life" speech from comicon what bullshit the kid was in stage school from the age of 9

  • July 7, 2012, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Massee is Electro

    by Shermdawg

    Not Osborn

  • July 7, 2012, 10:26 p.m. CST

    He enters and exits the cell to lightning.

    by Shermdawg

  • July 7, 2012, 10:27 p.m. CST

    TASM > Raimi's Spider-man

    by Shermdawg

  • July 7, 2012, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Funny thing about Michael Massee..

    by adeceasedfan

    He shot Brandon Lee. Actually not funny.

  • July 7, 2012, 10:28 p.m. CST

    give it up sherm

    by walt

  • July 7, 2012, 10:29 p.m. CST

    The 90's cartoon was abysmal.

    by Shermdawg

  • July 7, 2012, 10:30 p.m. CST

    stick to your guns sherm!!!

    by DrMorbius

  • July 7, 2012, 10:31 p.m. CST

    That was me!!!!!

    by Jonathan

  • you need to give it up

  • July 7, 2012, 10:32 p.m. CST

    jon, good call

    by MGTHEDJ

    the spider room is in one of the trailers. Don't give away everything in the trailer Hollywood.

  • July 7, 2012, 10:32 p.m. CST

    That web scene in the sewers was bad ass.

    by Shermdawg

  • July 7, 2012, 10:33 p.m. CST

    thanks!!! mgthedi

    by Jonathan

  • Spider friends, GO FOR IT!!

  • And!?

  • July 7, 2012, 10:36 p.m. CST

    I would love to kick Marc Webb in the crotch!!!

    by Jonathan

  • There's supposedly a newly released book for TDKR that hints that he was a member of the same circus as Dick Grayson, and his onslaught on the mob was fueled out of revenge for the killing of Dick's parents.....or so said ign or some site this week.

  • July 7, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Carpet Cave Shots

    by adeceasedfan

    Drink up!

  • wanna see good take on spidey? watch spectacular spider-man

  • July 7, 2012, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Mr KERN doing Triumph

    by MGTHEDJ

  • July 7, 2012, 10:44 p.m. CST

    No, I can say that the 90's cartoon was awful.

    by Shermdawg

    I don't care how well the writing may have been because the execution was horrendous. Too much story jammed into a twenty-two minute show which killed the pacing and made it feel like the show was always playing at double the speed. It, along with the terrible voice acting and the piss poor character design for Peter Parker were annoying as hell. Batman: TAS made both this and the X-men cartoon it's bitch back then.

  • July 7, 2012, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Is homophobicland near racistland?

    by adeceasedfan

  • July 7, 2012, 10:47 p.m. CST

    mgthedj ... and poorly

    by DrMorbius

  • plots as convoluted as marvel comics of the time and the lizard arc was terrible...he is still conners...in a lizard body

  • One of the worst companies to ever work for

  • July 7, 2012, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Somebody wake up gotilk.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • July 7, 2012, 10:58 p.m. CST

    TRIVIA ANSWER: Danchenel...Zooey's sister...lol

    by Jonathan

  • July 7, 2012, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Emily Deschanel

    by Shermdawg

  • July 7, 2012, 10:59 p.m. CST

    emily dechenel

    by Jonathan

  • July 7, 2012, 11 p.m. CST

    the girl from Bones!!!

    by Jonathan

  • July 7, 2012, 11 p.m. CST

    emily dechanel

    by DrMorbius

  • July 7, 2012, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Ithink i'm on some kind of delay ...

    by DrMorbius

  • July 7, 2012, 11:05 p.m. CST

    pit spitting world series?

    by DrMorbius

  • July 7, 2012, 11:05 p.m. CST

    who played the kids on the train that save spidey's mask

    by walt

    we wont tell anyone

  • July 7, 2012, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Sherm! You win

    by CelluloidNitrate

    Email your address to mike.blacklist@gmail.com

  • July 7, 2012, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Did they ever give away the Weyland business card?

    by Shermdawg

  • July 7, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Awesome, thanks!

    by Shermdawg

  • July 7, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST

    who plays the usher and was being set up to be mysterio?

    by walt

  • July 7, 2012, 11:06 p.m. CST

    I have Dish, and Dish dumped FX for 8 weeks in 2010

    by MGTHEDJ

    I missed all of the Sons of Anarchy episodes after the baby was kidnapped and absconded to Ireland. I have no choice but Dish because my city's cable company is horrid. Yes there are a few worse than Time Warner or Comcast.

  • if so, then where are all of the early reviews???

  • July 7, 2012, 11:08 p.m. CST

    there was a press screening last week

    by walt

    standing o....mini reviews basically a room full of hos...shocked that they didnt fly capone or harry in

  • July 7, 2012, 11:09 p.m. CST

    waltkovacs

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    That would be the Chin.

  • July 7, 2012, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Do I not get an honorable mention?

    by Jonathan

  • July 7, 2012, 11:10 p.m. CST

    i used to hack dish boxes for people...i am a criminal

    by walt

  • The IMAX print reportedly went out of sync 1 hour into the movie. They had to cancel and reschedule for 8am this morning.

  • July 7, 2012, 11:12 p.m. CST

    jon_n_ga

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    You may not have won, but you are loved. :)

  • July 7, 2012, 11:16 p.m. CST

    thanks welivestill...ornot unless youre gay...sorry...jk

    by Jonathan

  • July 7, 2012, 11:19 p.m. CST

    l.h.puttgrass....wrong...it is god

    by walt

    god is not in the current movie...another reason why it sux

  • July 7, 2012, 11:24 p.m. CST

    waltkovacs - and by God you mean the Bruce?

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Because by the Chin, I mean the Bruce.

  • July 7, 2012, 11:26 p.m. CST

    LOL

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    Not gay, but thanks for asking.

  • July 7, 2012, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Jon

    by CelluloidNitrate

    Yeah, I got a really big spoiler this morning. I was not very happy. The IMAX issue that caused the cancelled screening is a rare one, and to paraphrase Superman, I hope the idea of malfunction doesn't put anyone off IMAX. Statistically speaking, it's still the best way to see a movie.

  • July 7, 2012, 11:27 p.m. CST

    the chin ... the bruce ... the campbell

    by DrMorbius

  • July 7, 2012, 11:30 p.m. CST

    drmorbius - Here! Here!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • July 7, 2012, 11:30 p.m. CST

    hey Chin fans, I have a pic of me shaking Bruce Campbell's hand

    by Jonathan

  • July 7, 2012, 11:31 p.m. CST

    hey celluloidnitrate ....what's the spoiler?

    by Jonathan

  • July 7, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Why don't you go back to your home on Whore island???

    by Jonathan

  • July 7, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Jon DARK KNIGHT RISES SPOILER

    by CelluloidNitrate

    The demise of one of Bruce's allies. Having avoided all tv spots, seeing that at the top of a review bummed me out pretty bad.

  • July 7, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    i wont call god the chin...it is blasphemy

    by walt

  • July 7, 2012, 11:34 p.m. CST

    That actually was spoiled with the very first teaser.

    by Shermdawg

  • July 7, 2012, 11:35 p.m. CST

    celluloidnitrate .....DKR SPOILER

    by Jonathan

    Fox???? yeh, heard about that

  • July 7, 2012, 11:35 p.m. CST

    jon_n_ga the spoiler i have seen is....

    by walt

    the guy you all think is robin...aint hes just a beat cop....for now bwahahahahahahahahahaha

  • July 7, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    jon_n_ga you touched the hand of god?

    by walt

    you are forever blessed

  • July 7, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Hey jon_n_ga, me too.

    by adeceasedfan

    Met Bruce on the If Chins Could Kill tour.

  • July 7, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    waltkovacs......DKR spoiler......

    by Jonathan

    yeh, Ive heard he takes Gordon's place while he's down

  • July 7, 2012, 11:37 p.m. CST

    adeceasedfan.....met Bruce on the Make Love tour

    by Jonathan

  • July 7, 2012, 11:41 p.m. CST

    what??? no more ASM bashing????? done?

    by Jonathan

  • July 7, 2012, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Bob Odenkirk RULES!!!!

    by Jonathan

  • July 7, 2012, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Spiderman! Spiderman!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Does what ever a Spiderman movie ten years ago did! Catching crooks! Shooting Ben! This Spiderman does it all again! Look out! Here comes the Spiderman!!

  • are there any redheads with huge boobies on breaking bad?

  • July 7, 2012, 11:52 p.m. CST

    I dont watch tv...unless Dallas is on

    by Jonathan

  • July 7, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST

    jon_n_ga

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Please tell us you're joking.

  • July 7, 2012, 11:55 p.m. CST

    l.h.puttgrass.....

    by Jonathan

    sadly not.......thank my grandparents for getting me into Dallas 20 yrs ago.......Im carrying on the legacy of Dallas watchers in my family

  • July 7, 2012, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Well, one must support their family...

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • July 7, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Two minutes. Somebody wake up gotilk!!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • July 7, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CST

    great show guys!!!!!

    by Jonathan

    I esp liked the caller form GA ;)

  • July 7, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CST

    AWESOME INTERVIEW!

    by Shermdawg

    Good job, gang.

  • July 8, 2012, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Great Interview

    by MGTHEDJ

    Have fun at Comic-Con

  • guests really dont need it unless they choose to venture on the floor

  • July 8, 2012, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Sleepytime. Enjoyed it KERN, Herc and gang.

    by adeceasedfan

  • July 8, 2012, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Good show!!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    And I don't even watch Breaking bad. Yes, I know. I'm terribly behind on that one.

  • July 8, 2012, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Congrats to Shermdawg!

    by Hercules

    And thanks to everybody who listened and/or posted --and the one guy who phoned in! You're all awesome!

  • July 8, 2012, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Thanks, everyone!

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    Till next time...

  • July 8, 2012, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Thanks Herc.

    by Shermdawg

    I probably would've ended up with the bag anyways seeing how I'm the only one here that seemed to like the movie, lol. Also, thanks for y'all getting Gilligan on, hope you can snag Cranston before season's end. ALSO, like I said, we really need auto updating talkbacks, please relay the request to Harold.

  • July 8, 2012, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Hey, it's Sean Hannity. I wonder...

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Has Jay Leno, Sean Hannity, and Bruce Campbell been in the same place at the same time? Can those chins exist that close to each other without causing some kind of gravity well or singlarity? I wonder...

  • July 8, 2012, 3:09 a.m. CST

    jmac4ever

    by Hercules

    The July 7 show should be added to the archives sometime today (Sunday).

  • July 8, 2012, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Thanks. I was working during the show.

    by jmac4ever

  • July 8, 2012, 5:33 a.m. CST

    Sorry I missed it, guys. Just could not pull away.

    by gotilk

    Hope you all had a great time.

  • July 8, 2012, 7:44 a.m. CST

    It HURTS that I missed last night.

    by gotilk

    Ungh. Responsibilities. They suck sometimes.

  • July 8, 2012, 10:02 a.m. CST

    gotilk - No problem, dude. The Archives await...

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • July 8, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    @welivestill...ornot and crew.

    by adeceasedfan

    Last nights interview was one of the better segments you've had. Much like the Orci one that went over multiple breaks. I guess what I'm saying is less is more. I know this doesn't work all the time, but when you do have guests try for longer interviews if possible. Kind of a blessing in disguise that Mr. Stentz cancelled.

  • July 8, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Well, I was out having fun, but will catch this in the archives.

    by MovieManStill

  • July 8, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST

    The show is UP!

    by gotilk

    I just checked, and downloading now. Thanks for that, guys! So glad you're doing the archives so quickly. Very cool. This will improve a dull, crappy day for me.

  • July 8, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    l.h.puttgrass

    by gotilk

    I'll be here next week if it kills me. Small chance of that, than goodness.

  • July 8, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Leftovers.

    by gotilk

    This idea that a certain type of event will make it impossible to be either religious or atheist is a little silly. There will always be believers and people who need solid evidence. And even something like a third of the population going up in a puff of smoke wouldn't make me devout to anything, simply because I would see it as what it is... an event that happened. With an explanation. No faith required. So I just find the whole thing silly in both directions. If we made contact with 100 alien civilizations, people would still believe in God.

  • July 8, 2012, 4:03 p.m. CST

    The Louie episode.

    by gotilk

    The best I've seen so far. Melissa Leo is outstanding in it. SO graphic and unexpected.

  • July 8, 2012, 4:03 p.m. CST

    When Dish drops AMC....

    by gotilk

    people will drop Dish. Simple.

  • July 8, 2012, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Loving the first hour, guys.

    by gotilk

    Man, I HATE HATE HATE that I missed it live.

  • July 8, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    I saw The AMAZING Spider-Man. Y'all haters be trippin!

    by adeceasedfan

    I went with two ubergeeks and my two little ones. Everybody loved it. Really. The audience clapped?! At a fricking Sunday matinee. The origin was good, it stayed true enough to the original story while trying to not copy Raimi's. (Which hit almost all the beats of AF15) For me Garfield nailed Parker/Spidey. The suit was fine and I never noticed the shiny shoes maybe because it is mostly nighttime. The web shooters/webbing were a vast improvement over Raimi's. Emma Stone/Gwen Stacy... oh man. Perfect. The Lizard/Connors as a villain was fine. The CG was ok, not the best, in the Abomination league. It didn't take me out of the movie though. Loved the Halloween vibe at Oscorp with Gwen. Awesome! **SPOILER ** The mid credit thing...I took it as being Osborn. **END SPOILER** I don't have any major complaints. Not perfect, but certainly not the mess it has been painted as. Good fun. Bring on part 2. Don't fuck it up Or-see.

  • First I've heard of it.

  • July 8, 2012, 5:14 p.m. CST

    gotilk. You are correct. Looks to be a Talking Dead season 3 special.

    by adeceasedfan

  • July 8, 2012, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Great show so far, loving the Gilligan interview.

    by gotilk

    Great questions, like the relaxed pace.

  • July 8, 2012, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Good point, Mr KERN.. about limits.

    by gotilk

    I have listened to (and been a part of) many podcasts that were fun to listen to or make, but the lack of limits made them self-indulgent, excessively profane, etc etc. I did one that was a blast to do but at about 2 hrs was just un-listenable. The common comment was "well, you guys sure seemed to be having fun......" and not much else. Limits help. A lot.

  • July 8, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Mike (Breaking Bad)

    by gotilk

    Seems to me to be the guy who survives everything. I expect to see him... possibly as the last man standing at the end. Or surviving off screen. He just seems indestructible.

  • July 8, 2012, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Great, great show guys (and gal).

    by gotilk

    Best so far, and I friggen missed it live. Figures. In any case... fantastic job.

  • July 8, 2012, 7:24 p.m. CST

    I rarely bother with podcasts

    by Truxton Spangler

    but I'll make an exception for Vince Gilligan. Lot of egotistical a-holes in the business, but he seems like a decent, humble guy who I don't mind making the time to listen to, even if he didn't make a fantastic show. Herc's got a deeper voice than I imagined, even if you don't apply the "14 year old girl" standard.

  • On a show a couple of weeks ago, he read some lines from Ghostbusters that I posted. It was the part about the twinkie and it was amazing. He is Egon.

  • July 8, 2012, 7:43 p.m. CST

    adeceasedfan - Glad you had fun. I think I might go see Ted.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Yeah, I think I'll go see Ted tomorrow.

  • **SPOILER ** The mid credit thing. I hear people are thinking it is Electro. Who knows? I also hear it is a quick and darkly lit scene. It would make sense if they're staying away from villains in the Raimi films. **END SPOILER**

  • July 8, 2012, 8:12 p.m. CST

    l.h.puttgrass... Enjoy Ted.

    by adeceasedfan

    I'm not a Family Guy 'guy'. However wouldn't avoid it on Netflix. I like Mila Kunis and Marky Mark well enough.

  • July 8, 2012, 8:34 p.m. CST

    l.h puttgrass...Mid credits thing...Spoilery spoilers ahead.

    by adeceasedfan

    **SPOILERS** I heard that as well. I think because the scene takes place in a storm with lightning. Pretty weak. You might as well say it's Thor or Storm. **VERY SPOILERY** **I MEAN IT** The best evidence points to Osborn. His image is shown in shadow on a banner as CEO of Oscorp. It is hinted that the experiments of Connor's are perhaps to cure the boss. Of what? Who knows? Goblinitus? Then yes at the end a figure is shown in shadow warning of the truth of Parker's dad. He is holding his hand which is covered and possibly afflicted. Yep, Goblinitus. I seriously think he's in shadow to hide the fact that a known actor has yet to be cast in that role...Or it's Sam Jackson. Take your pick. **END SPOILERS**

  • July 8, 2012, 10:51 p.m. CST

    OH SNAP! Just watched an AMC promo for Walking Dead season 3

    by gotilk

    It says "Coming in October to Cable and Satellite. NOT available on DISH!" They went specific on their asses. LOL! That was hilarious!!

  • July 8, 2012, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Now they just need to run that ad on other networks.

    by gotilk

    Really stick it to Dish.

  • July 8, 2012, 11:05 p.m. CST

    That is awesome! Go AMC.

    by adeceasedfan

  • July 8, 2012, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Truxton Spangler

    by BeMoreFunny

    You 'rarely bother' with podcasts? And Vince Gilligan 'didn't make a fantastic show'? Who the fuck are you? There are loads of great podcasts out there if you know where to look, and Vince Gilligan made one of the 5 best TV shows ever. Eat shit. No, seriously, go eat shit. Right now. I'll wait.

  • July 8, 2012, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Likewise.

    by Truxton Spangler

    Who the fuck are you to tell me what kind of media I should consume? Grow the fuck up.

  • July 9, 2012, 12:04 a.m. CST

    I'm not

    by BeMoreFunny

    a pompous Internet jackoff who dismisses podcasts and thinks that the best show on TV isn't good. Seriously, eat shit. What things do you like? Do you like anything? I wasn't kidding--you better start eating shit. I'm willing to wait.

  • Seriously. Reread it.

  • July 9, 2012, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Yeah, I sense a slight misunderstanding going on there.

    by gotilk

    I have to say I've been having a hard time finding podcasts I can stick with these days, but the good ones ARE out there. For a while I was consuming them like hotcakes, one after the other. There's just not enough time in the day though, and I had to cut back. But that first year, where there WERE only a handful of "podcasts", I was listening to them when I shouldn't have been. Far too often. I think I experienced "podburn". oh and... if anyone at KERN is reading this... THIRD HOUR!! THIRD HOUR!!! THIRD HOUR!!!!

  • July 9, 2012, 12:32 a.m. CST

    WHEN there were only a handful.

    by gotilk

    Oops.

  • July 9, 2012, 12:32 a.m. CST

    and you know what they say....

    by gotilk

    more than a handful is a waste. Wait... who said that? I bet someone made that up.

  • July 9, 2012, 12:33 a.m. CST

    shermdawg, congrats on the win!

    by gotilk

    One of us!!

  • "Let go, Luke!" Fourth Hour! Fourth Hour!! Fourth Hour!!! Fourth Hour!!!! I say, "Fuck it! Shoot for the stars!" "Free your mind!"

  • July 9, 2012, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Thanks, gotilk.

    by Shermdawg

    You probably would've won it if you had been here. You're quicker on the posting.

  • featured Michonne (spelling?) and it!was!fucking!perfect!!! She even flicked her sword to the side to get some brain matter off it. You know, like if you had a little piece of food on your finger and flipped your finger so that it would fly off? Hilarious! Even had a sound effect, you could hear whatever it was wetly hit a wall or something. and... aspirin. Great gore FX, looks like the perfect actress. The ONLY thing I miss at this point that we had in season 1 are those moments of cinematic scope and flair. I just hope we get some of that back this next season. Just watch that first episode again to see what I mean. It had a very cinematic feel. Not that the second season didn't have those moments, it did. Just not very often and at times it felt like I was watching an episode of Jericho or something. There's just something about the way the sets and actors were lit this last year that felt slightly (and I do mean very slightly) TV-ish. Toward the end, not as much. Seeing the pilot/first episode in B&W was interesting. I would have added some contrast though, or more contrast than they did. It needed a little more post processing other than turning the saturation to zero. Like... the way The Mist looks in B&W on the DVD as an extra.

  • July 9, 2012, 12:48 a.m. CST

    l.h.puttgrass INDEED!

    by gotilk

    FOURTH HOUR!!!! FOURTH HOUR!!!

  • July 9, 2012, 2:22 a.m. CST

    If I appear to be, perhaps, uncivil about this. Please remember.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    I'm a savage.

  • July 9, 2012, 6:08 a.m. CST

    peter parker is a high school kid who gets bitten by a spider

    by emeraldboy

    I am not sure what an ideal peter parker. would be. his uncle gets murder and he has a horrible power hungry tyrannical boss j. jonah jameson. if the makers of these films cast a teenager. would that be an ideal peter parker. would talkbacker give out about that. possibly they would. cause they dont seem to like anything, talkbackers.

  • July 9, 2012, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Wouldn't have it any other way, l.h.puttgrass

    by gotilk

    We are animals, savages. Beasts of the wild wild talkback. Hunter-trolls may want us, but they cannot have us. We are too cunning. Too sharp, too.... savage. So anyway... *hugs*

  • July 9, 2012, 10:23 a.m. CST

    emeraldboy

    by gotilk

    I'd love to see them finally cast a real teenager in the role. Sadly though, teenagers grow up in the years between sequels. Still, it would be a good start, with the right actor. I still have not seen the new film, so I can't give my opinion. But I like stuff, and I'm a talkbacker from way back.. the 90s. It can seem that we like absolutely nothing sometimes. I agree with that. I can only speak for myself. I still have not seen any responses to my talkbacker challenge. Name 20 things made in the last 10 years that you LOVE. They exist.... at the very least 20 great things in the last 10 years. I think nostalgia and the blinders that typically come with it is the real problem. Fact is, the majority of stuff that came out in the beloved 80s is absolute crap. And a majority of the beloved "practical effects" they worship look miserably amateurish. There were masters, craftsmen who should still be improving their craft instead of sticking with 100% digital, for example. But for the most part, digital, 3D advances and improvements in digital shooting and presentation (especially audio) are a massive, significant improvement over the past. We forget just how bad things have been in our rose-colored-glasses view of the past. Schlocky films are now "social commentary", others are "camp classics". The truth remains... what WAS crap IS crap. I love the present. I wouldn't trade it for the past in exchange for 100 Rick Bakers, John Dykstras or even Ray Harryhousens. As innovative and talented as those people were (and in some cases, are). There will always be quality and there will always be crap. And there will always be cynics who insist that everything new sucks and everything in the past was perfect, in spite of reality. Look at 2 hated and beloved films... the original Clash of the Titans vs Avatar. Both featured effects innovations, and both unquestionably are flawed in a fundamental way. But Clash gets a pass... and Avatar does not, for the most part. That itself is very illustrative. A symptom of the disease of current cynicism. I could cite a hundred examples, but I have a busy day ahead of me. You could post some examples yourself. There are OBVIOUSLY exceptions. Films like Carpenter's The Thing, which to this day for the most part holds up well as a film just as effective now as it was then (in my opinion). As well as Donner's first Superman, Lucas' Star Wars/Empire, Lucas' Spielberg's Raiders, Spielberg's Jaws and Close Encounters. The usual suspects. Hell, even Wise's Star Trek TMP is quite a spectacle, as slow and tedious as it is at times. But so many of even these classics have their counterparts today. As flawed as the films of the past, and in some cases not as much. And after all this... it's just a matter of opinion. Talkback is chaos. I just embrace it now for the most part, and rage against it when I see fit. That's the beauty of it. Feel free to rail against it, or join in the hate. It's always your choice. But I wouldn't have it any other way.

  • July 9, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Sorry for singling out the 80s there.

    by gotilk

    The 90s could be just as bad.

  • July 9, 2012, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Or hell... even the 70s and 2000-2009.

    by gotilk

    The "aughts" as they call them? Did I spell that right? I always hated that term.Makes it sound like the decade of regret to me.

  • July 9, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST

    I wonder if this will stick around this time until Friday.

    by gotilk

    At this rate, probably not. But if you savages show up and write about stuff.... it could happen. We could have some great conversations here. Like a home base for the level-headed? I should talk. LOL

  • July 9, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    What they should've done.....like my buddy always said...

    by Shermdawg

    ...is find a time machine, and kidnap a young Michael J. Fox anytime they wanted to make a Spider-man movie.

  • July 9, 2012, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Be back later, animals.

    by gotilk

    Have a great Monday!

  • July 9, 2012, 11:21 a.m. CST

    shermdawg

    by gotilk

    HEY! There ya go. Perfect.

  • July 9, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST

    gotilk. Your challenge is interesting.

    by adeceasedfan

    If I can find the time this week, I might indulge. Movies only? Btw... I perceive the nineties as way worse than the eighties, but it's worth a thorough revisit. I also see this tb as some sort of refuge and check it often.

  • July 9, 2012, 3:34 p.m. CST

    adeceasedfan

    by gotilk

    Sorry, I should have been more specific. If we include TV, I would say there are too MANY good things. In a way, I think TV has been in a renaissance age for a while now. So yes, movies only.

  • Especially when it comes to mainstream culture's lame attempts to co-opt the underground/alternative/subculture movements. What a mess. At least in the 80s the mainstream hadn't even figured out yet that such a thing existed let alone that it was marketable. So no, I can't disagree. I should probably make my own list. I mean, it's only fair. Put my money where my mouth is so to speak.

  • July 9, 2012, 4 p.m. CST

    gotilk

    by adeceasedfan

    Should you set a deadline and maybe some others might have a go. Maybe post them around the same time or day at least. Yes too much great TV, wise decision. Herc, if you happen to see this I hope you don't mind the squatting. You provide a warm shelter from the storm.

  • Let's see, in no particular order: Pusher, Paper Hearts, Bad Blood, Unruhe, Drive, Folie a Deux, Small Potatoes, Memento Mori, Field Trip. Sure a few of those were co-written with other guys, but still... Je Souhaite is better than the Brady Bunch episode, that much is true.

  • July 10, 2012, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Well over 20 movies I have LOVED in the last 10 years. (part 1)

    by gotilk

    In no order- The Lord Of The Rings:The Two Towers (2002) 'Nuff said. The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003) Ditto. Seriously. The Fountain (2006) I got it. It was gorgeous. It was moving. It was less than I expected, but then became absolutely indispensable after a second viewing. If I did drugs, I would absolutely have to see this on LSD. Even if it turned into a bad trip. You know what they say... most peak experiences are not happiness and flowers anyway. They're hard, sometimes painful and certainly not easy to get through. But rewarding. I guess that's the way I look at this film. Difficult and rewarding. Not perfect, again. Doesn't need to be. Love it anyway. Road To Perdition (2002) Maybe not a perfect film, but one I loved and keep coming back to. Idiocracy (2006) Just goes to show that the cream does not always rise to the top. Or maybe the fact that this movie is still quoted constantly by film lovers everywhere means the absolute opposite. In spite of so many people's attempts to prevent this movie from being seen, the public has seen it in huge numbers anyway. Too bad that didn't seem to translate into money for the people who made it. Welcome to Wal Mart! I love you! District 9 (2009) Sci-fi with a focus on characters, and the best South African sci-fi movie of all time. Wait... okay that's not fair. Damned fine film. The Road (2009) Flopped. Too bad. Because it actually was great. Now we can't seem to have post-apocalyptic anything without a. Zombies b. Comedic elements c. Teen main characters . Sad. But in the end it's going to be ... OH KAY... If you've read the book, you're laughing right now. Moon (2009) What a debut from Mr Jones! Once again, Sam Rockwell gives us a reason to call him genius. He keeps popping up in my favorite films of all time. And special kudos to Kevin Spacey. The Rules Of Attraction (2002) Underrated masterpiece. The "Without You" sequence cannot be watched without crushing me completely. Stylistic, cold... and then... boom... a gigantic heart and soul. There Will Be Blood (2007) HOLY MOLY!! This film had such an impact on me. I had been feeling SO cynical at that point in my life and this hit me like a ton of bricks and put me right back into my place. As a total nerd for PT Anderson. Made Magnolia look like a very special episode of Alice. Only negative? Not enough actors with three names. Now I'm totally hungry for a milkshake. Thanks. Munich (2005) Spielberg TRULY grows up, and gets very little credit for doing so. This can be a cold, brutal film, yet still has that Spielberg flair somehow. Has one of the most discomforting death scenes ever put to film. (when the woman was shot) Very few films can make me physically squirm. This one did. Agora (2009) This film was not seen. I'm fairly certain no-one but me and maybe a group of 11 others watched it. Why? It was a MASSIVE film with some of the most beautiful practical sets I've ever seen. And a really surprising performance from Rachel Weiss as Hypatia before, during and after the fall of Alexandria. Stunning. Only gripe? Hypatia was lynched, some say skinned alive. Not in this movie she isn't. Historians can whip themselves into a frenzy over this one it seems, and the writing/direction seems almost too careful, afraid to make a stand. But they make the mistake of claiming there is a definitive truth available, making the same mistakes the creators of this film make. Beware people on the Internet calling themselves "historians". In any case, this film is beautiful AND controversial. And I loved it. Did anyone outside the Academy see this though? Why?? I read one review that called it an "arthouse" film. Phht! Yeah, if Gladiator is. Not that you'll see a lot of action, but the film looks to be on a massive scale. Some say maybe even one of the last "big set" movies we'll ever see. I disagree, but I understand. Once (2006) Was it that long ago already? Wow. I had to look it up. What a trip. I wasn't so sure about this when I found this DVD at work, sitting in a box marked "free". Popped it in, and that song... at the beginning when he's just busking on a nearly empty street? CHILLS! Then it turns into a very sweet little movie about ...well... collaboration... confusing the muse/collaboration passion with romantic love passion, things unsaid. Beautiful. And the songs are truly good. They make the original studio recordings of some of the songs featured in the film sound like mistakes. They're that good. That's a hard thing to do. To take an old song from a recorded studio album and actually find a new version and arrangement that works BETTER, almost as if the timeline were reversed. But I'm a sucker for films that show the creative process, and this one shows it very realistically. Time constraints force a bit of cheating here and there, but it comes really close to the real process as well as the joy that you feel when you know you've got it right. Or as good as it will be. Coraline (2009) Stop motion taken to the next level. The 3D was sublime. Red Riding Trilogy (2009) Three films, taking place in 1974, 1980 and 1983. One of the best crime series of films ever made. Also, another little seen series of films in the US at least. MUST be seen. Did get a short run in cinemas, but was also shown on TV in the UK. Which is.... mind-blowing. Too damned good. People have said you need subtitles to understand this series because the accents are so thick. Nah. Just watch it again, and after a while you will pick it up and get accustomed to it just fine. To be continued....

  • July 10, 2012, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Well over 20 movies.... (part 2)

    by gotilk

    The Wrestler (2008) Aronofsky outside of his comfort zone, and it pays off. Truly great little film and a career-defining performance from Rourke. Punch-Drunk Love (2002) One of the strangest, most beautiful films I have ever seen, with a score to die for. So glad I was able to experience it on a huge screen with a superior sound experience. Too few have seen it that way, and I find that sad. Southland Tales (2006) I adore this movie. It's like a car crash. No, not because you have to stop and look. No. Because it's a mess of twisted metal and flesh and blood. It reminds me of what I might come up with if someone gave me a 10 lb bag of coke, threw me in a cabin somewhere with an old fashioned typewriter and told me to write the ultimate time travel story about a possible end of the world scenario... in a week. This movie CAN be rewarding with the right investment and multiple viewings. In my imagination, there is a 6 hour cut of this movie and it makes PERFECT SENSE! The movie also contains an eerie similarity to a recurring dream of mine I've been having since I was about 11 years old. It's creepy. And I'm a little too weird when it comes to dreams, so let's just leave it at that. I wouldn't want anyone here interpreting it and getting it RIGHT. Yipes. I do not want to know. Special award for the oddest cast in history. Bonus points for casting Cheri Oteri and Nora Dunn, and for convincing me that was someone other than Kevin Smith. Another imperfect, very flawed movie... that I LOVE. Hunger (2008) The only thing I can't stand about this movie is the director's name. He's brilliant, but the name just bugs me endlessly. Imagine how hilarious it would be if I broke out in the acting world with an award-winning performance under my new pseudonym, Stanley Kubrick. Starring Stanley Kubrick and Liv Tyler as his stalker/ex girlfriend. (lol riiiight) Anyway, the film is amazing. Fassbender appears to have almost killed himself for the role. I can't imagine that the time he spent in that condition (even if it was enhanced in some way with makeup or CG) didn't take some kind of toll he'll be paying later on in his life. People talk about actors gaining or losing weight or otherwise transforming themselves for a role (Lon Chaney...the man of 1000 faces.. he was the master), but Fassbender takes the cake with this one. He looks on the edge of death. A must-see film for the story and the amazing filmmaking/performances. The Descent (2005) Seriously badass movie. I love caving, but this movie put me off it for a couple of years. You could not have paid me to step into even the most touristy caves for quite a while. The best portrayal of claustrophobia I have ever seen. Is it flawed? Yes. Do I still LOVE it? Hell yes.

  • July 10, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Well over 20 movies.... (part 3)

    by gotilk

    Hot Fuzz (2007) Another hilarious comedy. And a genuine buddy movie. Avatar (2009) It felt like being in a place rather than watching a movie. This is why I do not level the criticism at it that so many others do. Unobtanium? Yeesh. But the crap is worth it because it's a new world to visit. Not just to read about, or see a movie about... but to VISIT. That's what it felt like each time. And that's why it's made so damned much money. Bring on the 3D, 60FPS sequels! I want to go back. Zodiac (2007) Fincher nails this one and sends me right back to re-read my Zodiac books. About the killer, of course. Not that nonsense that people in trailer parks read. Wouldn't it be hilarious if grifters could get away with it just by saying it was for "entertainment purposes only"? LOL Sorry, off topic there. This movie made me love movies more than I ever had before. Exquisite. UP (2009) One of Pixar's best, in my opinion. Even if it makes me cry like a girl within the first 10 minutes. Also, the best movie dog ever. Toy Story 3 (2010) Another Pixar triumph. Kevin Smith called it Schindler's Toybox. Apt. There was a moment in this movie when my body actually SHUDDERED and shook on the inside from the emotional reaction I had. Can you guess which moment? It was a look that Cowgirl character gave Woody. In a certain moment of peril. Man... not fair, Pixar. Not cool. But still, I cannot deny that it is a masterpiece. In the guise of a movie for kids. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) Such a fun mindfu(k. And a moving story. Still think about it from time to time. Death Proof (2007) Marry me, Rosario. Pretty please? Oh... okay. (sniff) Do you think you could introduce me to Zoe Bell then? Cool!! Thanks, Rosario.... oh... wait.. Rose who? Timecrimes (2007) What I hope I'd write if someone put me in a cabin for a week (without the coke) and told me to write the ultimate twisty-turney time travel tale.

  • July 10, 2012, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Okay, it's Tuesday! Time for more fun with movie titles!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    We've had fun with Star Trek without "Star Trek" in the title. Now let's purge our hate with two possibilities: New titles for Prometheus without "Prometheus" in the title. Or... Possible titles for the possible "Prometheus 2". There you are! Have at you!

  • July 10, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST

    It won't let me post part 4.

    by gotilk

    I've tried 20 times by now. Talkback is so touchy.

  • July 10, 2012, 12:47 p.m. CST

    gotilk - Whoa! You got by me there.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    I forgot about that 20 Movies thing.

  • July 10, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST

    When I started writing my post the last post was hank henshaw's.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    I reloaded and BAM! There you are! That's a lot of stuff. Don't know why you can't get part 4 on.

  • July 10, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    It will let me post ANYTHING except part 4.

    by gotilk

    The most bizarre, frustrating thing I've experienced in years.

  • July 10, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    I even re-typed it in by hand...

    by gotilk

    Just will not post. STRANGE!!!

  • July 10, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    This is beyond frustration now.

    by gotilk

    Now it's a mission. To find out what word or phrase, or movie title... is being spat back out by AICN for some reason.

  • July 10, 2012, 2:52 p.m. CST

    This is the thing I'm trying to post, but not named as such.

    by gotilk

    Sin City (2005) Just cannot deny the visual blunt force trauma to the eyes (in a good way) this film inflicts. If you can even call something like this a "film" at this point. Digital gorgeousness. And a fun story/characters to boot. Kill Bill V 1 + 2 (2003/2004) Loved the hell out of these films. Big Fish (2003) This movie didn't floor me until I'd seen it a second and third time. Almost a yearly viewing now. Slither (2006) TOO damned much fun to not include. Damn, now that's the way to do comedy horror. Beowulf (2007)Up to that point, it was the BEST 3D I had ever seen. The dead doll or uncanny valley effect was a bit much to take in a few places, but Crispin Glover's Grendel stole the movie. There are moments in that movie that feature the best use of 3D I've seen.

  • July 10, 2012, 2:52 p.m. CST

    FINALLY. Wow, that was insane.

    by gotilk

    WTF?

  • A History Of Violence (2005) HOLY CRAP this is a great Cronenberg film. At first it doesn't feel like one, but then you get into its groove and it's obviously very much his type of film. The Mist (2007) CAaaaa-REEPED me out. Truly gave me a shiver up my spine a few times. The Incredibles (2004) Just one of the best superhero movies ever made. For kids? Oh well. The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) Love to see this movie multiple times. Why? Because I loved reading the book multiple times. I really have to stop watching movies multiple times. It's really a bad habit with so many movies I have yet to see once. It is missing SO much, but I have to finish watching it when it comes on. Even though "it comes on" usually means me popping the DVD in. Guilty pleasure? Maybe. The Avengers (2012) Everyone knows why. It was bad-ass. It was hilarious. The action was nearly perfect. Great ensemble. American Dreamz (2006) Very underrated satirical comedy. Great cast. Always makes me laugh. Seems that wasn't the case for a few other people. If a few is several million to you. Dafoe and Quaid stole the movie and elevated it as well. Without them, just wouldn't be on anyone's list. Least of all an "I Love" list. Not the best, probably the worst movie on my list. But... again... love it. No Country For Old Men (2007) Coen Brothers? Cormac McCarthy? 'Nuff said. Near perfection. A movie monster right up there with the classics. Godzilla with an air compressor and bad intent.

  • July 10, 2012, 2:57 p.m. CST

    What comes after five? I'll tell you what.

    by gotilk

    Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) Just a damned funny movie. I love Kevin Smith films though, usually. Fish Story (2009) End of the world story, scary movie, funny movie, moving movie. Everything movie from Japan that you probably missed but should NOT have. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) In my opinion, another Fincher masterpiece. I know not all agree with this, but I adored it. Shaun Of The Dead (2004) Best zombie comedy with a heart of all time. The New World (2005) Still breaks my heart that I have never seen the extended cut of this. I would sit for 6 hours with a catheter or diaper to watch Malick visuals. Pretentious is better than batshit stupid any day of the week. Especially when it's done so very well. Jersey Girl (2004) Yes, you probably hate Kevin Smith, and if you do not hate him, you probably like this film of his the least. Sorry, it moved me. I loved it. I stopped apologizing for it a long time ago. Remember, this is a list of what I love, not what was the best by consensus. I'm sure you understand. Think I'm going to get shit for this from this point forward? Too late, you're at the back of the line for that. Been happening for years. Zebraman (2004) Such a missed (in the US) gem from Japan. Love the heart of this little/big movie from Takashi Miike. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005) RDJ as a sharp dumbass and Val Kilmer as Gay Perry. I always thought it would be funny if his real first name was actually "Gay". Might be. I don't recall. I've only seen this twice. Once, in a theater during it's very short, limited run (lucky) and again this year on DVD. LOVE this movie. Best buddy film of all time. Sorry Dean and Jerry, I still loves ya. Choke (2008) Clark Gregg is not only Agent Phil Coulson, he's also a BAD-ASS DIRECTOR and writer. Choke is THE most underrated film of the last decade. Period. Hyperbolic? Maybe. Do I care? NO! See it. The performance by Kelly MacDonald (Boardwalk Empire) is one of the best I've ever witnessed. When the time comes and she reveals herself..... you WILL fall for her and want to sweep her off her feet, in spite of her flaws and just....make her happy! And Sam Rockwell? One of his best performances. In spite of the source material, this movie has the most genuine, open, loving HEART inside it. At first maybe just below the surface. How this film didn't get recognized for its quality escapes me. Perhaps the explicit content turned people off? They felt in places maybe it went too far? Maybe. I don't have a prudish bone in my body, and it made me uncomfortable in spots. So I guess that's entirely possible. I say even if you are a little bit of a prude deep down inside, see this film anyway and just close your eyes when you can tell things are going to get..... weird. Then open them up again and enjoy one of the best movies I've ever seen. LET Clark Gregg direct a Marvel movie!!! I bet he'd hit it out of the park. Seriously. The man knows his stuff and by now knows his Marvel stuff as well, I'm sure. He IS Marvel's secret weapon, even if they don't know it yet. Get him to show-run a S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show if you don't think he's ready for movies yet. Give it a good budget, give the show superhero cameos and a budget, then put it on ABC after 9PM. Whatever cable network the Marvel folks have the biggest stakes in, if they have any beyond Disney A&E and ESPN. I don't think they do. You can guarantee he would focus on character and story first. I'll shut up now. I'm a fan. Obviously.

  • July 10, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST

    And the big finale....

    by gotilk

    Serenity (2005) This film is a blast and makes me very, very sad at the same time. For several reasons. For what happens to beloved characters in it, and for what it reminds me of. It reminds me of one of the greatest losses in television history, if not THE greatest loss. What Fox did was decidedly "not shiny". Children Of Men (2006) Now, as much as I usually detest nostalgia, to a fault, it was so refreshing to see a film that had an almost 70's sci-fi feel to it. With a much rougher edge, of course. But it had that vibe of some of the more ambitious sci-fi films of the 70s. Great cast, as well as one of the best and most realistic (feeling) extended action sequences ever put to film/hard disk. And OMGWTFBBQ!!! Michael Cain? As an oldster hippie/hacker type? Trippy! Strawberry Cough indeed. I'm leaving out SO much. SO much. And I'll kick myself later. So here's the 2010 section....you're going to have to trust me. lol Too many good ones. Inception (2010) The Social Network (2010) Never Let Me Go (2010) Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010) Black Swan (2010) Kick-Ass (2010) Flawed but loved it. The Town (2010) Better than it had a right to be. The King's Speech (2010) Expected it to be stuffy, was entertaining instead. True Grit (2010) 127 Hours (2010) Super (2010) Also flawed, but really loved it. Enter The Void (2009) One of the most visually interesting films of all time. A gut-punch to the senses. It made me soar with a kind of weird joy, and then kept making me crash back down to the reality of our mortality. Best sex scenes ever filmed, period. There are shots in this film that look SO real, but are models. And then there are shots that you would swear are models, but look upon closer inspection to be dressed sets. And more often than not, you would swear that you're looking at CG, but then.... no... probably not. For the first time, in a long time, I think I might be wrong about which is which... pretty much most of the time. Valhalla Rising (2009) 2009 was a good year for film. Nicholas Winding Refn has given us great films so far, and this one is perhaps the most overlooked and under-seen of them all. Just a stunning movie with a great performance from its lead, Mads Mikkelsen. Refn sure knows how to tell a story visually, and with great performances from his actors, without too much dialogue. And the tone, the mood he builds. Makes me slightly jealous when people are this good. It fades, but sometimes it makes me ache in the way that Salieri aches with envy in Amadeus. I hate feeling that way, and it makes me want to kick myself. Ungh. Watch out Mr Refn, when the backlash comes it will come hard. And it will not be fair. I'm going to stop there. That's WAY over 20. Oh well. The point was that we have had a treasure trove of GREAT film in the last 10 years. My challenge was for people to pick 20 films that THEY love from the last 10 years. I included a much larger list because I don't tend to dislike everything I see these days. I could have come up with another 50 or so I'm sure. Films that I truly LOVED. I find it impossible not to believe that at least 20 of these ARE great, opinion or not. For the most harsh critic or cynic... maybe 10. I've left out most of 2011 and 2012 because I feel those are too fresh in my mind. The few I have seen. (busy years) For instance, John Carter. I enjoyed the hell out of it. I need to see it again, in 2d, at home. See if it holds up beyond spectacle. The best part about doing this, even if nobody ever reads it... is that I have discovered at the very least 50 films that I missed, meant to see but didn't, or knew NADA about. All films that I will now find and watch. My Amazon shopping cart is full at at 3 figures now. I won't give an exact figure because it is almost embarrassing. I'll have to do half and do the other half at a later date. It's stupidly expensive, all this. So be careful. Okay, this is long. So.. better end with a joke. There's a man with a big house and a big car. He drives a very large station wagon that can seat at least 8 people. His driveway is one of the biggest in his neighborhood. If not THE biggest. He pulls in every night after work. So the question is, how can he pull in but NEVER, EVER pull out? Answer? When he's Mitt Romney. Cheap joke? Oh it sure as hell is. I'll even take it back if you want. Cheers. I do not expect anyone else to do this. But if you do, be assured it is rewarding. Great fun. And the discoveries?? Massive.

  • July 10, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Wow, that was quite the task.

    by gotilk

    Talkback can be so oddly finicky, so strange and quirky. I love it, but man.... those are some weird bugs. I can only assume there's some aspect of it considered a feature because of something it is preventing. We'll probably never, ever know. I hope someone, anyone tries this. It was a blast up until I tried to post the thing.

  • July 10, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    l.h.puttgrass

    by gotilk

    Going to try it yourself?

  • July 10, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Prometheus 2 - The Actual Science Team Arrives!

    by gotilk

    Harsh. How about Prometheus 2.. The sensening?

  • July 10, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Gotilk...Overachiever?

    by adeceasedfan

    Just couldn't stop huh? I haven't read the comments yet, but just getting through the titles was a herculean task in itself. Bravo, good sir. I think I'll do 20 and maybe 5 or so honorable mentions.

  • True story. Sometimes while texting friends I'll use google speak. Weeks before Prometheus was out I was trying to include it in a text about upcoming movies that I was looking forward to. I said Prometheus into my phone at least a dozen times and got as many different answers. I gave up and sent the very last one. And now my friends and I still call it... Pro needs the ass. Smart phone? Notsomuch.

  • July 10, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    adeceasedfan

    by gotilk

    Once I started, I kept feeling like I was leaving out important films. So I kept going, left it open, kept coming back to it when I had a moment. Next thing you know..... well... there it is. Looking forward to yours.

  • July 10, 2012, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Pro Needs The Ass. LOL!!

    by gotilk

    Yeah, I pretty much loved Prometheus too, just with some small criticisms. I guess certain things bugged others more than they bugged me. I was just blown away to such an extent visually... I got lost in it. So yes, I loved it.

  • July 10, 2012, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Come on now... I stuck my neck out and opened myself up

    by gotilk

    to some potentially harsh judgement, taste-wise. And let's face it, I have a few sketchy picks there in my list. Some are guilty pleasures, some are just a massive disagreement with the popular opinion amongst those who criticize film. So let's see those lists... C'mon. It's fun

  • July 10, 2012, 7:02 p.m. CST

    And the pro needs the ass.

    by gotilk

    Wouldn't want to deprive those pros from much-needed ass.

  • July 10, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Don't worry it's coming.

    by adeceasedfan

  • July 10, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST

    adeceasedfan

    by gotilk

    GOOD! That's one. Now we need one from L.H. too. Shermdawg would probably be a great list too. How about bemorefunny and/or our beloved Mr Spangler? Mr KERN himself too?

  • July 10, 2012, 7:27 p.m. CST

    gotilk

    by adeceasedfan

    I cannot compete with your writing or detail/recall so mine will probably more listy.

  • July 10, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST

    adeceasedfan listy is good.

    by gotilk

    I like the sound of listy. Listiness is next to godliness as they say. Or do they? I think so.

  • July 10, 2012, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Heard the latest Satellite TV nonsense?

    by gotilk

    First it was Dish and the loss of AMC... now it's DirecTV and Viacom (again). At midnight, DirecTV will lose all 26 Viacom channels, including MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon. No Spongebob, no Daily Show, no Colbert, no Snookie (YAY!!!!). Out of pure convenience, even though I pay for DirecTV, I still download shows like The Daily Show. Even though it's paid for....50 feet away. Why? I rarely, when I have some free time, want to sit in that particular room where I've been for the previous several hours (usually). And I didn't want a traditional "TV" in this room because I'd watch it too much if I put one in. So this glitch will not effect me really. You know, I'd actually feel bad about downloading them illicitly if losing 26 channels meant they actually reduced my monthly bill by a small amount. But alas... they would NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER do that. EVAR! How do you think most consumers should react to all this? In the DirecTV case going on right now, Viacom is DEMANDING a 30% increase in payment from DirecTV to carry their channels, a claimed 1 billion dollars. So I'm sort of siding with DirecTV on this one, personally. But any new info that could sway me in either direction would not be greeted with anything but thanks (uncommon, don't you think these days? lol). Switching providers doesn't really seem to solve anything, because the one you go to will eventually do something similar. They all do it, even as far back as Primestar and local , regional cable companies. You know, back when they existed. Ha! It seems to me that the best solution would be to unplug completely and go with a good ISP instead, and let them know you're cutting the cord BECAUSE of these conflicts being taken out on the consumers. Viacom needs to be sent a message, maybe more-so in this case. How do you do that? If someone completely cuts the cord, then they're not getting any money from you. A demand for a 30% increase in fees seems excessive to me. Rings of shareholders and the constant, continuous growth demands to me as well. But that gets into philosophy and politics, and problems that will not be solved anytime soon, and certainly not when the stakes are cable networks. Then when you really think about it, ALL of the channels involved in this little crisis RUN ADS!!! They are ad-supported channels. So in a way, this stinks of pure greed. Holding Spongebob and Colbert hostage for a billion dollar demand. In the words of Daffy... DITHPICKABBLE!

  • July 10, 2012, 9:18 p.m. CST

    DirecTV and Viacom....

    by gotilk

    Reminds me of a situation a friend of mine found himself in a few years ago. He got a 40 thousand dollar inheritance from an uncle he barely knew. He told his roommate about it, but told him not to spread the news. He and this friend of his got into a little bit of an argument, and not long after, the roommate told the landlord about the inheritance. Take a guess what happened next... The landlord reacted by trying to raise the rent by double. He wanted his "piece of the action", so to speak. No, not so to speak. That's really it. He wanted a CUT. For no reason other than he knew his tenant could afford double the rent. He refused to pay this illegal increase, ended up in court, and the landlord won..... in rent-controlled Berkeley. On the grounds that the house was unsafe to occupy. Yet..... my friend was the only one evicted. His roommates were allowed to stay in this "unsafe to occupy" house. LOL!! My friend's lawyer was paid off, maybe even the judge. It was too obvious. But I digress. In any case, never tell people when you inherit money, especially not landlords/slumlords. Keep it to yourself. Be generous, be helpful to those you love and who love you. But no-one needs to know how much you have and how you got it. This Viacom thing reminds me of that. DirecTV is probably doing really well, and Viacom wants a cut. Even if they didn't do much to make the increase in profits happen, if anything at all. Remember, these networks already run ads. It stinks to high heaven of pure greed.

  • July 11, 2012, 12:11 a.m. CST

    gotilk...Here's the thing.

    by adeceasedfan

    Upon delving into this I realized a few things. 1. The time span parallels my failed marriage. 2. I missed a lot of movies.^ 3. I saw too many bad rom coms.^^ 4. I saw Fantastic 4: RotSS and Transformers on the same night. Neither made the cut. Not even close. The following post has morphed from Gotilk's 20 great film challenge to Movies that I saw and think are pretty good. I must also add that for space and time that I love a few film series, but will keep them separately here. LOTR = LOVE Harry Potter...all 8 for many varied reasons especially the finale. Spider-Man (a hot button issue) The Bourne Movies PIXAR...I know not series, but great. Toy Story 3, WALL-E and Up in particular. Nolan Bats + Inception Ok. So next up by release year I present... Movies I Saw, but no Saw Movies.

  • July 11, 2012, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Movies I Saw, but no Saw Movies.

    by adeceasedfan

    Here we go. 2002 The Ring Blade II - Like good oral sex. huh Harry. 28 Days Later Bubba Ho Tep - Hail to the king, baby! Powerpuff Girls Movie 2003 Elf - Zooeylicious!! Haute Tension - Solid until the end. Kill Bill 1 Love Actually - Good times. A Mighty Wind - Fillng in for Best in Show Old School The Rundown - The best Rock movie until GIJoe 2 that is. School of Rock Wrong Turn - Scared so bad in theater I spooned a man. X2 2004 Anchorman - I want to be on you. Dodgeball Hellboy Kill Bill 2 Mean Girls - Lohan what a boob. The Passion - Jesus Christ this movie rules! Shaun of the Dead 2005 The Descent - Love the Predator moment. Hard Candy - Love the Predator moment. Havoc - This movie is terrible, but Anne Hathaway's boobs are not. Sin City 2006 Akeelah and the Bee - A good movie with Morpheus Crank - Crack x 10 Jackass number 2 Pans Labyrinth Stranger Than Fiction - High brow. Talledega Nights - Low brow. This Filthy World - Love John Waters, saw the one man show and got to meet him. 2007 Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade - Great geek doc. Fuck you Billy Mitchell! Enchanted Ghost Rider - Yeah so...wanna fight? Grindhouse Hot Fuzz Knocked Up - Just enough Rudd. Mr Bean's Holiday - They got it right this time. 2008 Me tired now List time. anvil the story of anvil be kind rewind bottle shock cloverfield deadgirl doomsday forgetting sarah marshall gran torino hellboy 2 incredible hulk ip man iron man kung fu panda let the right one in nick norah ponyo rambo role models super high me wrestler yes man zack and miri 2009 cloudy meatballs coraline district 9 drag me to hell girl dragon tattoo sweden hangover house of the devil i love you man Ruddy Ruddness!! inglourious basterds land of the lost I know 2 people that liked this including me. ninja assassin secret of kells until the light takes us - Good Black Metal doc. watchmen whip it worlds greatest dad zombieland 2010 127 hours dinner for schmucks everything must go expendables howto train drago i am comic iron man 2 jackass 3d kickass let me in monsters scott pilgrim vs theworld social network catfish Best Found Footage movie because its real! tangled trollhunter tucker and dale vs evil winters bone 2011 attack the block capt USA conan the barb...jk... o'brien cant stop drive dragon tattoo US gnomeo juliet - Sir Elton FTW! green hornet human centipede 2 - hilarious! rare exports - The real Bad Santa. super 8 thor warrior winnie the pooh xmen first class young adult 2012 avengers prometheus amazing spiderman ghost rider sov KABOOM done.

  • July 11, 2012, 9 a.m. CST

    adeceasedfan NICE!

    by gotilk

    Yes! Some love for the Powerpuff Girls movie. That was a GREAT little movie, Hilarious. And somehow I forgot about Wrong Turn. That was a fun horror film. I like Waters too and I'd never heard of that one. One man show? Add two more to the Land Of The Lost list, me and my best friend. Loved it. We both laughed our asses off AND loved the fact that we were watching a BIG BIG budget comedy. Too few of those these days, I guess. Well, fun ones anyway. Like Ghostbusters. Never heard of Rare Exports. Worth hunting down? I left out far too many, including that perfect little Winnie The Pooh movie. I shed major pussy tears after that one. Touched something in me, (something clean, no worries) and I've seen it twice now. Both times alone. LOL Great list!!

  • July 11, 2012, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Your turn L.H.

    by gotilk

    Don't be intimidated. Just do 20!

  • July 11, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST

    thx gotilk.. Rare Exports.

    by adeceasedfan

    Really cool movie from Finland. Watch it at Christmastime. The lead boy is cute as a button (knock it off pervs.) Like Elliot or one of the Goonies. Just curious about the mysterious world he lives in. And it is mysterious. You see what I just name checked. That's the vibe and that's all you need to know. Worth the $2.99 or whatever on itunes or Netflix streaming if you have that.

  • July 11, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST

    adeceasedfan

    by gotilk

    If it is on iTunes I'll grab it. I have credits rotting there waiting to be spent.

  • July 11, 2012, 10:48 a.m. CST

    gotilk.

    by adeceasedfan

    Yes. I it rented from itunes.

  • July 11, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST

    I don't use my iPod touch enough.

    by gotilk

    I got it, got excited about it for a couple of weeks, and there it sits, all charged up and nowhere to go. Now I have a reason again. I think I need an av dock so I can hook it up to a bigger screen or something. It's nice in waiting rooms, I'll give it that. And dictation. Great for dictation.

  • July 11, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Where the heck is L.H.

    by gotilk

    Darn life, and responsibilities, cutting into our talkback fun. lol

  • July 11, 2012, 1 p.m. CST

    Have a great day.

    by gotilk

    See you guys later.

  • July 11, 2012, 9:10 p.m. CST

    The quotation mark bug is back, everyone.

    by gotilk

    I'll test it out... The next post will be 3 lines long in the body of the post. Here. One line will have quotes, the others will not. If the bug is back, you will only see one line.

  • July 11, 2012, 9:12 p.m. CST

    This is a test of the quotes bug.

    by gotilk

    In the case of an actual emergency, you will be asked to call IT and request that they do their job.

  • July 11, 2012, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Yep, cut off. Only one line showed up.

    by gotilk

    Damn, it was nice to be able to use them again for a while I guess. I wonder why they would want to put it back the way it was when it was finally fixed?? I know, I know... They probably didn't realize they had fixed it at all. It was probably an accident that it was fixed at all. A side-effect. I've done that before. I'm not insulting them, I just know that can happen.

  • July 11, 2012, 9:14 p.m. CST

    We're still waiting for your list, L.H.

    by gotilk

    I am genuinely looking forward to seeing yours, man.

  • July 11, 2012, 9:45 p.m. CST

    gotilk - Working on it. I've been way too busy at work. .

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    We've lost two techs this year and finally hired one, but he's green and in Texas at a school. So no help yet. So I've been either at work or at home very tired or sleeping.

  • July 12, 2012, 6:32 a.m. CST

    I call bullshit on the Garofalo thing

    by bah

    I distinctly remember press before that episode ever aired -- possibly before it filmed -- about them wanting her for that role. Here, Gilligan acts like it's the first he'd heard of it.

  • July 12, 2012, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Checked my official X-Files guide

    by bah

    "all things" by Marc Shapiro. It says Garofolo was approached for the part but she was unavailable. No more details than that though. An Amazon review claims that Gilligan himself says he wrote the part for her in the audio commentary for the episode. I'm checking that when I get home tonight.

  • http://cleigh6.tripod.com/CTP/CTP-jesouhaite.html

  • July 13, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Hello, crickets.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Cchirrrrp! Eeeeeep! Eeeeeeeeep! Chhiiirrrrrrkpp!

  • July 13, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Ki..ki..ki...ma..ma..ma.

    by adeceasedfan

    Happy Friday the 13th!

  • July 13, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST

    adeceasedfan - OH, GOD!! I did not need to know that!!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • July 13, 2012, 1:55 p.m. CST

    It's my second favorite holiday.

    by adeceasedfan

    I will be attending services at St. Voorhees of the Holy Machete.

  • July 13, 2012, 2:55 p.m. CST

    See you guys tomorrow.

    by adeceasedfan

    If we survive. No drugs or sex, He'll know.