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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Ender's Game on: August 07, 2013, 06:35:25 PM
I read the book in my twenties and it was indeed a surprise.  Keep it that way, director. 
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Pacific Rim on: August 02, 2013, 04:02:15 PM
Saw it last night.  I has always wondered what it would be like if you gave the greenlight to make a movie like this to a competent person instead of Michael Bay or Roland Emmerich.  It turns out if you do that you get a hell of a movie that isn't filled with pointless explosions, bad humor or groan-inducing stupidity.  It really pisses me off that this movie isn't raking in the cash.  This is all that I hoped it would be.  It's not Othello, but it was extremely entertaining from start to finish and God bless them for giving Idris Elba a major role in a blockbuster.  That man is awesome. 
1.  Don't ever touch me again.  2.  Don't ever touch me again. 
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cue the Synthesizers, Axel Foley is Back. on: July 29, 2013, 07:29:47 PM
This is can't-miss territory.  Beverly Hills Cop II and III were excellent movies and an Eddie Murphy movie is a Hollywood "sure thing" right now.  

In case you were wondering, everything written above is false.  
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NO, Adrian! on: July 25, 2013, 05:27:24 PM
In Rocky V he was a trainer too and we all know how well that worked out. 

You don't think Creed's grandson is going to be played by Jaden Smith do you? 
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NO, Adrian! on: July 25, 2013, 01:45:55 PM
In all seriousness he should leave Rocky alone.  I'm very glad he gave us one last Rocky that let the series end on a high note.  I was totally blown away with that one.  It wasn't great, but it was good and I never would have thought he could have pulled a good one out after Rocky V, or the Rocky that shall not be named.  

Rambo was a fun ride too, but he should probably let that one go as well.  End it on a high note that made up for a completely forgettable Rambo III.

ATB is right.  Make another Expendables.  I never saw the second one, but the first one was a lot of fun.  Over-the-top, behead-everybody fun.  
46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NO, Adrian! on: July 25, 2013, 01:21:08 PM
Maybe if they go fully absurd like they did in the last Rambo and have him just start killing everybody in the ring.  And I mean that literally. 
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joe Abercrombie's First Law Trilogy on: July 22, 2013, 09:28:22 PM
Martin's story and world is so vast and contains so many characters that it can't really be complete.  You can't really wrap that up.  It's sort of like wrapping up the story of England.  Eventually you just have to come to a stopping point, like a history class that ends at Cromwell.  I have a feeling that's how Game of Throne will end, with lots of characters just going about with whomever happens to be king or queen at the end of the book and lots of ways it could still be continued, but no big finale. 

Abercrombie did a fantastic job of wrapping up his story in three books and I was really impressed with the way he ended that journey. 
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joe Abercrombie's First Law Trilogy on: July 22, 2013, 01:08:11 PM
As far as he is compared to Martin, he doesn't expect you to keep track of 130 characters and he doesn't give you 1,000 pages that are an obligation to read rather than a pleasure.  The story isn't as deep, but it's just a damn fun read that is very satisfying once complete. 
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Test your Die Hard knowledge (Die Hard is 25 years old?!) on: July 16, 2013, 08:59:30 PM
There's only one Die Hard.  The others don't compare.  Two wasn't bad, but then it went downhill in a hurry. 
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pants on: July 12, 2013, 05:32:12 PM
The answer is the same with jeans or khakis.  If I wear them at work I will wear them twice without washing them as long as I can take them off as soon as I get home after day one.  If it's 8:00pm and I still have them on then they're going into the clothes hamper. 

51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Could you pass the US citizenship test? on: July 08, 2013, 01:13:53 PM
I missed the number of amendments, the year the Constitution was written and, most sadly, the chief justice when I clicked on the first John I saw and didn't read the rest of his name. 
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Terminator 5 on: June 28, 2013, 03:12:59 PM
Or they could spend the money on a new idea and just leave Terminator alone.
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus 2 on: June 20, 2013, 03:18:52 PM
Prometheus created man and then went behind Zeus' back and gave man fire. In the movie the engineer gave his source DNA (I'm assuming that's what he was doing at the beginning of the film) to an unnamed planet and created life.  So was that the Prometheus reference or was it because he wasn't supposed to be doing it and there was going to be hell to pay? 

Like I said, that's kind of interesting, but it doesn't make a bad script/story good.  And as has been said, the cinematography was most definitely fantastic.  Scott is still a master behind the camera, but you have to give him something good to work with. 
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus 2 on: June 20, 2013, 02:41:48 PM
So was the engineer at the beginning a rogue who was sneaking away his DNA to start life on other planets and these guys were the cleanup crew millions of years later?

I hate to say that I never thought of the extremely obvious connection until Bullwinkle made it for me, but does that mean that the guy(s) at the beginning were going against the greater power?
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gene Wilder-'Willy Wonka' remake was an Insult on: June 20, 2013, 01:56:02 PM
I think Godfather might be somewhat inaccessible to a younger crowd than it was twenty years ago.  Today's movies are pretty fast paced and that's the trend now.  Godfather was from a different era, but that doesn't mean it hasn't aged well.  So I might have a bit of trouble with the Godfather and a 16-year-old, but I seriously doubt I'd have any trouble getting a 30-year-old to sit back lose himself in the awesomeness of the Godfather for the first time. 
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus 2 on: June 20, 2013, 01:36:25 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on June 20, 2013, 12:08:30 AM

I looked at it like this; humanity was little more than a curiosity.  Letís say you had an ant farm then, and one day the ants became advanced enough to talk face to face with you.  Instead of revering you the ants said that they were your equal in every way.  Would you welcome the ants with welcome arms or would you be insulted?  And to that end, how guilty would you feel for killing a few ants?
I'd say they'd no longer be ants and I'd certainly not be able to look at them as ants.  And if I killed them as ants then I'd have to look at myself as a child. 

Or you can look at it this way.  You created life.   Knowing that it would evolve you wanted to create a failsafe in case it evolved too much.  If the life stayed on its planet then fine, you could study it from afar as a science experiment.  However, if the life became advanced enough to seek you out then that meant that one day it might pose a threat to you.  In that case, isnít it better to setup a trap to wipe them out before they became powerful enough to put you in danger?

This seems more in line with what happened in the movie and is the only theory offered up that could even explain the weird actions of the story.  It's a very interesting idea that the engineers created us with the idea that they would one day kill us all.  I still think it's a very unsatisfying story idea, but it's only one of many problems I had with this movie.  So many problems. 
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gene Wilder-'Willy Wonka' remake was an Insult on: June 20, 2013, 01:27:48 PM
Yes, Great Gatsby isn't in the same class as there hasn't been a definitive version of it filmed.  I just threw it in there because I find it funny to say "Great Gatsby 3D."  Now that money and excess is really in your face. 
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Prometheus 2 on: June 19, 2013, 09:34:45 PM
That extra scene does make more sense as to why the engineer gets angry.  I don't think it justifies getting angry enough to kill everybody.  That still makes him seem like a psychopath.  Plus I still have issues with their decision to wipe out Earth.  Why?  How do they know what the people of Earth have become?  Wasn't that engineer in suspended animation for a really long time?  For some reason I was thinking that those ships had been like that for hundreds or thousands of years. 

Still, nothing about that script made sense.  The engineers created life on our planet and possibly other planets.  They leave clues for us to go to this planet and find them and when we do it's actually just their biohazard stockpile planet where they were planning our doom.  Huh?
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gene Wilder-'Willy Wonka' remake was an Insult on: June 19, 2013, 08:08:07 PM
Agreed, which is why I hate Hollywood and their willingness to pump out remakes and movies like Starsky and Hutch, Battleship, Oceans 11-13, a three-part Hobbit featuring Legolas, The Great Gatsby in 3D and Grown Ups 2.  Is a little originality too much to ask for?  Of course I ask for this and am rewarded with Lars Von Trier.  No thank you.  
60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gene Wilder-'Willy Wonka' remake was an Insult on: June 19, 2013, 07:48:21 PM
Not necessarily.  Solaris could be considered a remake of Solyaris, which is a Russian film that few here saw.  So it wasn't really a cash grab so much as an attempt to take on a subject that just hadn't been done here, and was, in my opinion, better than the novel.  You could also take the 1959 Ben Hur which was a remake of the silent film, but at least that remake was able to give the subject the technological advances of color and sound that came with the time, so a remake was justified.  Yes, I know I'm reaching for non cash-grab remakes, but there are examples of when a remake is justified.  This just wasn't one of them.
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 19, 2013, 01:19:42 PM
Yep, that's what I heard in Louisiana too.  But let's face it, he wasn't a nice guy.  What did she expect?
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Meet Alex, the first Muppet to have a dad in jail. on: June 18, 2013, 09:29:26 PM
I've seen plenty of Sesame Street recently and I can't ever remember seeing any character talk about their personal life.  Is this something that's only going to be brought up once?  I doubt Alex is going to have his own segment where he routinely talks about his incarcerated dad. 
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gene Wilder-'Willy Wonka' remake was an Insult on: June 18, 2013, 06:01:34 PM
I don't think it comes off as bitter.  There are times when a remake is just unnecessary and this was one of them.  What was the purpose of it?  Were they remaking a foreign movie that this market might not have seen?  Nope.  Was it an old movie that didn't get much exposure?  Nope?  Was this an already beloved movie with an established name they could cash in on?  Bingo.  It's a money grab.  The remake felt hollow and had no soul.  The Wilder version certainly isn't obscure, so if I want my kids to watch it I won't have a hard time getting my hands on it.  Why would I want them to see a new whiz-bang version?  Do you think  I'm going to introduce my kids to The Wizard of Oz by showing them some remake or am I going to let them watch the Judy Garland version that nailed it?  The Wilder version is a classic and I'm not a huge fan of remaking classics.  And if you're going to do it then it had better be good.  The Burton/Depp version was not. 
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Star Trek 2, AKA Star Trek Into Darkness on: June 17, 2013, 06:05:23 PM
Did they say it was set quite a bit after the first movie?  It could have been set one week after for all I know. 

At least in Star Wars, Han and Luke acted like friends in the first movie.  You could see them being good friends as Empire begins.  In Star Trek, Spock had abandoned Kirk on a frozen planet that was pretty much a death sentence.  They were not friends at all.  Now we're just supposed to accept that they're best friends?  That's quite a leap. 

I like your idea for ST 3. 
65  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Star Trek 2, AKA Star Trek Into Darkness on: June 17, 2013, 03:59:10 PM
I agree with you about McCoy.  Urban is playing him as a spot-on DeForest Kelley, but what's the point in doing that?  He's not making him his own character and that's completely limiting his role. 

I absolutely hated Pegg's Scotty in the first movie where he didn't have a single line that wasn't meant to be comic relief.  I was glad to see that he was given some more serious stuff this time around.  I know he's a comic actor, but Scotty needs to be more than that and I hope he continues to be somebody we can take seriously. 

They tried to force a Spock/Kirk friendship on us in this movie.  It's almost like I missed the movie where they became close friends.  I do think Quinto and Pine are good fits for their roles. 
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Iron Man 3 on: June 17, 2013, 01:40:44 PM
Makes me wonder what you'll think about Star Trek then, since I feel that Star Trek would be more interesting without all the action and explosions.  The demographic for this Star Trek series seems to be quite a few years younger than the Trek I remember. 
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Gene Wilder-'Willy Wonka' remake was an Insult on: June 15, 2013, 01:19:37 PM
I agree with Gene. It was a money grab. The original still holds up amazingly well and kids will still love it if we give them the chance.

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68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The next Terminator film after Salvation on: June 12, 2013, 07:03:30 PM
Having Arnold in the next movie would make no sense.  Would the machines make a new line of robots that happen to look like their old line, but thirty years older?  Sometimes it's best to just move on, especially when you haven't been able to put out a decent product in several decades. 
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 12, 2013, 01:21:53 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 11, 2013, 10:54:46 PM

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So what in the hell is the alien facehugger thing that jumps on the mom's back as she walks away from the water???  
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [RS Article]The 10 Greatest Solo Beatle Songs on: June 06, 2013, 01:56:28 PM
I really can't stand Live and Let Die.  I know it's popular, but it's for reasons I just can't understand.  

I'd have to find room for John Lennon's Woman and Just Like Starting Over and George Harrison's Give Me Love.

That means taking off Live and Let Die, Instant Karma and Working Class Hero.
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 05, 2013, 07:58:15 PM
The tornado chasers that actually did die were still in the headlines when that picture was posted.  I didn't even know about the storm chasers surviving a car wreck.  That was probably what the joke was going for, but the unfortunate timing of it made the storm chasers that died the first ones that came to mind for most people. 
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Unbreakable 2? on: June 04, 2013, 07:00:56 PM
Weren't they responsible for the crop circles that had been on the planet for decades?  They had been here long enough to notice the water.

Still, I'm the king of nitpicking and even I liked Signs.  Hell, I even liked The Village.  I hated everything since and don't think he's got another good movie idea in him. 
73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 04, 2013, 01:28:16 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 03, 2013, 10:08:45 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on June 03, 2013, 09:46:58 PM

The tornado pic is a little tacky.

Not just a little actually.

What's the opposite of a little?  I'm trying to think of when it's appropriate to laugh at people dying in a tornado. 
74  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Unbreakable 2? on: June 04, 2013, 01:10:54 PM
I have a feeling that a sequel would be so bad that it would make you like the original less.  Be careful what you wish for. 
75  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 21, 2013, 01:11:32 PM

Quote from: Purge on May 21, 2013, 01:49:22 AM

I think I noticed the painted-on eyebrows first.  What the hell are those?  Her tribute to Groucho Marx?
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Ender's Game on: May 08, 2013, 03:52:03 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
Agreed.  The trailer doesn't indicate that Ender knows he's killing the Formics.  In the book he saw a realistic simulation and for all he knows that shot of the explosion is just what he thought was part of the simulation.  I can't imagine them changing that aspect of the book.  That would be a MAJOR change and a MAJOR mistake IMO.
77  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Ender's Game on: May 08, 2013, 02:48:36 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
It looked like it to me, although if that's the case they changed it up a bit.  The book wasn't some Death Star laser blasting the planet but a ship that darted into the atmosphere and launched a rocket at the planet.
78  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Science quiz on: May 06, 2013, 04:33:27 PM
13.  Suck it, Moliere.
79  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Vikings on: May 02, 2013, 06:45:32 PM
I think it was brutal enough.  The only thing HBO would have added was nudity every episode, whether it needed it or not. 
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Pacific Rim on: April 29, 2013, 06:56:46 PM
I'm guessing that this is a movie that should be properly experienced in a theater.  
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