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8001  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 10:13:25 PM

Quote from: cheeba on December 04, 2008, 10:11:11 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 04, 2008, 10:09:45 PM

Quote from: cheeba on December 04, 2008, 10:07:18 PM

Carrot Top is only a loser prop comic who will be forgotten in 5 years.

"will be"?
Yeah the only reason he's not forgotten now is because you've been keeping him alive!

who?
8002  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 10:09:45 PM

Quote from: cheeba on December 04, 2008, 10:07:18 PM

Carrot Top is only a loser prop comic who will be forgotten in 5 years.

"will be"?
8003  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 10:03:45 PM
Please people, kratz and i are the hot heads here.  don't follow us down this dark and scary road.  it's cold and everyone wears ironic t-shirts and enjoys mayonnaise way more than a human being should.

...whoa...guess "irishing up" my afternoon coffee DOES have consequences.
8004  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 09:56:32 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 04, 2008, 09:51:30 PM

Hasr?

You are now my nemesis.  You will be receiving your instructional package via fedex within the next 5 business days.  I suggest you first review the chapters:  "How to Be a Successful Arch Enemy" and "Health Plans for Today's Minions".
8005  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 09:22:49 PM
replace the h with an r and we'll talk...
8006  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 09:19:49 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on December 04, 2008, 09:13:38 PM

 But due to the sheer breadth of films I watch on a regular basis, not to mention the library I've worked so hard to compile, I would respectfully disagree.

You still compiling that library of 70's erotica?  I know you'd just acquired "Wet Side Story" when last we spoke.  Wasn't sure if you ever found a copy of "The Empire Gets Lucky".
8007  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 09:01:45 PM

Quote from: Eightball on December 04, 2008, 08:56:41 PM

the Incredibles.  And not really by choice.

hey, don't be dissin' the incredibles, man! 
8008  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 08:55:07 PM

Quote from: cheeba on December 04, 2008, 08:46:57 PM

Battlefield Earth was horrible.

and yet whenever it's on TNT or TBS, I cannot turn away from it.  It's like being faced by a cobra in a jungle.  I sit there transfixed; a victim.  i know it's going to end in tears, but I cannot stop myself.  

...i also love counting the number of times they use the word "Leverage".  
8009  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 08:37:00 PM
Sometimes I feel like being cranky right back.  I'm human, sorry to say.  He's stubborn, I'm stubborn.  Sometimes it's a bad mix.
8010  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 08:31:36 PM
your initial post on this page started off with

Quote from: kratz on December 03, 2008, 09:29:22 PM

Bullshit.
8011  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 08:27:31 PM
Now who's not reading the other's posts?  My point was that you yourself admitted that the maker of Shoot 'em Up knew he had a ridiculously bad story backing up his film.  The primary reason you gave for liking it was because the director knew that it had a goofy ass story behind it.   I gave a reason for my "leap in logic" which actually makes it more of a bunny hop in contextual reading.

I still feel that a film being self aware is in and of itself not a hallmark of good film making.  The other reasons you state are purely opinion based.

as for accusing me of being argumentative?  you really don't wanna go down that road.  you enter posts almost on a daily basis to yell out expletives about topics and people. you belittle folks all the time.  it's your "thing". 
8012  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 08:03:42 PM

Quote from: kratz on December 04, 2008, 07:55:29 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 04, 2008, 06:35:53 PM

Your expectations for film making are going to make Uwe Boll a rich man, my friend. 

That makes no sense.  If this thread has done nothing else, it has established that I am a more critical movie goer than you are.  Of the movies in question, you have enjoyed more of them than I have.  Logically (and by 'logically', I mean in terms of the level of logic displayed in this thread), it follows that you are more likely to enjoy a Uwe Boll movie than I am.



wow, talk about nonsensical.

there have been two movies in question:  Wanted and Shoot 'em Up.  Two.

You "win" the argument because in your head you're always right.  this will serve you well in life, as i'm sure it already has.

I'm still chuckling over your assertion that because you liked Shoot 'em Up that you're a more critical movie goer than I.  It's like stating to the world that you should take over for Ebert when he retires because you liked Earnest Goes to Prison over Earnest Goes to Summer Camp.   icon_lol

Thanks for the laughs, though!



8013  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 06:35:53 PM

Quote from: kratz on December 04, 2008, 06:23:20 PM



Your argument seems to be that because it had what could perhaps be described as 'low' aspirations that it couldn't be bad...  for me, it quite clearly WAS bad.  Horrible, even.  My enjoyment of Shoot 'Em Up speaks to my enjoyment of what the genre COULD offer... point being, it's not the opinion of someone who thinks that all over the top action movies are bad on principle...

Define what aspirations you assign a good action movie and perhaps this conversation can have some substance.  As it stands, we're purely in the realm of personal taste at this point.  Assigning the status of "truth" to yours is ridiculous. 

You speak of potential in an action film.  However, the only potential you seem to be expecting is...well...action.  I felt both both films delivered on that.  If you were also looking for a challenging story (or something you haven't mentioned so far) to justify the action, then why belittle Wanted while giving a free pass to Shoot 'em Up?  Purely because you felt that Shoot 'em Up was built from the ground up with a bad story?  and that the director knew this?  Your expectations for film making are going to make Uwe Boll a rich man, my friend. 



Quote
I'm right and you're wrong  icon_biggrin PS. I haven't even seen Wanted  ninja.

Would you be willing to give your informed opinion on interstellar travel as well?  It would work well within the context of your posts here after that admission.   Tongue



8014  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next Gen Chronicles of Riddick still coming? on: December 04, 2008, 06:03:28 PM
Pitch Black was a much better film, imho.  Chronicles had some great moments that could have been fleshed out, but they leaned too heavily on the "messiah" plot for my tastes.  Keeping Riddick an anti-hero without mystical overtones would've made the film much better.
8015  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 05:21:30 PM
Quote
A movie that is tongue in cheek often employs silliness of plot as a part of the overall effect.
 

<edited to be 90 percent less aggressive since that wasn't my intent...it was just pre-lunch talk   icon_biggrin>

Let's just put it this way:  you're operating under the assumption that those of us who enjoyed it were expecting to feel challenged by the plot.  It was based on a comic book about a guild of super assassins.  I don't believe any of us were expecting to walk out of the theater talking about the story.  We enjoyed it for what it was, just as we enjoyed Shoot 'em Up for what it was:  a light popcorn flick for a saturday afternoon matinee.  The focus of each and every commercial for both films was decidedly on the action.  That should serve as some indication that the makers of Wanted weren't out to draw in the same crowds as those found in Terms of Endearment. 

8016  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 05:05:58 PM
so a movie can overcome bad plot and even worse dialog by simply being tongue in cheek?  i guess paris hilton's The Hottie and the Nottie is friggin' Citizen Kane to you folks.   icon_lol

p.s. i thought we were putting away our hash?   icon_confused 
8017  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help me find a hairstyle (and a stylist) on: December 04, 2008, 04:47:43 PM
You feelin' okay, pete?  that post was under 1200 words....
8018  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 04:44:42 PM
you probably should've thought of that before whipping out your hash a few posts back.   Tongue
8019  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 04:20:12 PM
my point exactly.   icon_biggrin
8020  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 03:34:01 PM

Quote from: Crux on December 04, 2008, 03:21:22 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 04, 2008, 02:31:13 PM

Quote from: kratz on December 03, 2008, 09:29:22 PM

Bullshit.

Thinking it is horrible has nothing to do with the far fetchedness of the premise.  It's just a really bad movie with a really bad plot, crappy dialog, and cardboard performances.

hypocrisy:  bitching about the plot and dialog in Wanted after spending multiple posts defending Shoot "em Up.   icon_lol



Shoot 'em Up never took itself seriously though.

his outburst never once mentioned the level of seriousness which the film displayed.  it specifically mentioned bad plot and crappy dialog.  both are abundantly available in either film.
8021  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next Gen Chronicles of Riddick still coming? on: December 04, 2008, 02:54:00 PM
Damn, this cannot come soon enough.   icon_biggrin
8022  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next Gen Chronicles of Riddick still coming? on: December 04, 2008, 02:50:55 PM
So this DOES include all the material from the xbox release as well as new material for the 360? 

if so then  eek

in!
8023  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 PC! Now with the worst copy protection scheme I've ever... read about on: December 04, 2008, 02:42:00 PM
Yeah, both Impulse and Steam get my gaming dollars first if they offer something I want at the same price as the stores.  I had to rebuild my system yet again last night (thank you microsoft and vista 64 for some truly screwed up drivers that will destroy your system if you're not careful) and after i got the OS back up and running, I simply installed Impulse and Steam, logged in and then went to bed after telling them to download and install my games.  Woke up this morning and they were all there waiting for me.  no muss, no fuss.   icon_biggrin
8024  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: December 04, 2008, 02:31:13 PM

Quote from: kratz on December 03, 2008, 09:29:22 PM

Bullshit.

Thinking it is horrible has nothing to do with the far fetchedness of the premise.  It's just a really bad movie with a really bad plot, crappy dialog, and cardboard performances.

hypocrisy:  bitching about the plot and dialog in Wanted after spending multiple posts defending Shoot "em Up.   icon_lol
8025  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help me find a hairstyle (and a stylist) on: December 04, 2008, 02:22:32 PM
It looks great, Is.  Good job!

I remember years ago when a young peterock came to these shores.  He was using a flowbee for all his stylist needs at that time.

 

I told him to ditch the $19.99 wonder tool and get himself to a real salon.  I also told him that only gay pornstars had mustaches like that. 

He found a great beautician and the rest is history....

...but he kept the mustache.

8026  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Creed to reunite? on: December 03, 2008, 08:39:39 PM
Do you think the girl in the center of that photo was aware she would forever be part of a "beef sandwich"?
8027  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 PC! Now with the worst copy protection scheme I've ever... read about on: December 03, 2008, 08:15:21 PM
wow, this looks to be a pretty borked release.  hopefully rockstar will get their act together.  although this could be just their way of forcing people to play their games on consoles.   icon_wink
8028  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 03, 2008, 07:47:12 PM
Tuscan Milk is akin to Blood Diamonds, however.  The U.S. cannot condone the methods used by italians in acquiring the milk (repeatedly punching the cow in the forehead while demanding production?  it's inhuman), so Food Lion (The current Fort Knox of our milk reserves) will not stock it.
8029  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 03, 2008, 07:35:41 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 03, 2008, 07:20:57 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 03, 2008, 06:19:06 PM

P.S.  When did milk replace the gold standard around here?

Would you prefer fresh whole rabbit? Or maybe Uranium ore?

 icon_lol  read the "customer reviews" for the uranium. 

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I had recently purchased a used car from my friend Dr. Emmitt Brown, and was told I needed to purchase nuclear material to enjoy the full benefits of the car. I saw this item on Amazon and thought I was in luck. Unfortunately, the use of uranium in my Delorean had some unforseen consequences. As I entered a California freeway, I knew I had to speed up to 90 MPH, or I would be run off the road. As I approached this speed, many weird things started to happen, and long story short, I was somehow transported to the year 1996. Knowing the past sports outcomes of the last decade, I went to Las Vegas and correctly predicted the winner of every World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Finals. Now, I am a billionaire and married to my childhood sweetheart, after I killed her husband. Thank you uranium ore, for making my dreams come true.
8030  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Creed to reunite? on: December 03, 2008, 07:22:52 PM
From the gossip column items on the lead singer's drug and alcohol fueled exploits over the last few years, I was convinced that "christian" was the last thing they were.

In any case, this is definitely a band I can do without.  Wake me up when Phantom, Rocker and Slick get back together.   Tongue
8031  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: [FFG] Android... on: December 03, 2008, 07:18:31 PM

Quote from: Dreamshadow on November 25, 2008, 03:48:57 PM

Quote from: Graham on November 25, 2008, 01:57:00 AM

Yeah, we had the information on this in the morning:

http://www.gamingtrend.com/News/news.php?NewsID=12928

The video is there as well.

I'm going to be trying to get a copy from FFG for review.  Hopefully I will still get Battlestar Galactica as well.

Very nice!  BSG looks to be a good game overall! 



Picked up BSG a couple weeks ago (get it now, if you're going to order from FFG as the price is going from 39.99 to 49.99 soon).  Got two games in last friday night with the gang.  Humans lost both times.  I love the Cylon mechanic in the game but you need to be careful when you're trying to hide which side you're on.  Overall, I give it 4 out of 5 stars.  I think it needs a bit more card variety to push it over the edge to greatness.

p.s. like i need another game, but damn if you folks haven't put Android on my radar now.   icon_mad  icon_wink
8032  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 03, 2008, 07:10:46 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on December 03, 2008, 06:53:41 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on December 03, 2008, 06:51:49 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 03, 2008, 06:40:17 PM

I'm flawed

I call baloney.

+1

My fantastic hair will sometimes blind people to this fact, I know.  But you need to look past the almost perfect pompadour I sport and see the...

...ah, who am i kiddin'.  perfect hair's enough.
8033  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 03, 2008, 06:40:17 PM
I'm sure Arkon acts exactly how he says he does.  I have some friends who can't imagine NOT doing the right thing at all times.  I respect them and wish I could be more like them, to be truthful.

However, I'm also fully aware that I'm flawed and instead of trying to rise above those flaws, sometimes I find myself reveling in them (or, at the very least, living peacefully with them).   icon_redface
8034  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Creed to reunite? on: December 03, 2008, 06:36:59 PM
I always think of this Onion article when I think of Creed.  Didn't they start out as a christian rock group or something? 
8035  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's vent on: December 03, 2008, 06:31:01 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on December 03, 2008, 05:46:42 PM

Yeah, I lost my nice job at a computer company and I'm working for Best Buy now.  I hate it.  I care more about my job than most of my fellow employees and it bothers me.  I have an application out for a tech support job for a mid-sized ISP, and I'm hoping that works out.  I can stick around BB, and I know I'll be in management shortly if I do, but I don't want to be.

Eel, have you tried any of the tech placement services?  I know they're mostly scams, but some of them do help you get your foot in the door.  A friend of mine has used them a few times to get placed on Exchange admin jobs.  The last one kept him around after the contract ran out as a full time employee.
8036  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 03, 2008, 06:19:06 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on December 03, 2008, 04:10:08 PM

So if you find a wallet that has 5.00 and a well worn picture of some adorable but obviously underfed children you'll return it  because the guy is broke, but if the wallet has 500.00 in it and one of those black american express cards, you don't because the guy obviously has no worries about money?

Not sure why the store size makes a difference.

In the case of the latter scenario, I would return it.  However, I would also return late at night and start living in the guy's crawlspace.  He's rich, for cryin' out loud. 

P.S.  When did milk replace the gold standard around here?

Sincerely,

Hetz
8037  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 03, 2008, 02:36:49 PM
I'll be honest:  I probably wouldn't unless it was a small store run by someone who I knew.  I would love to say I would, but I know a combination of being too damn lazy to drive back there, combined with my innate love of keeping my money would get the better of me.  Would I actively steal something?  No.  But when it falls into your lap like this, I can't fault people for succumbing to their baser desires.   icon_frown
8038  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: FINAL WEEK!: Food Lion: Buy 6 Milks Get 1 Free: FINAL WEEK! on: December 03, 2008, 01:42:28 AM
 icon_lol

okay, that answers my previous question....
8039  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Fantasy Flight Games holiday sale on: December 03, 2008, 01:41:03 AM

Quote from: coopasonic on December 02, 2008, 10:31:05 PM

Quote from: kadnod on December 02, 2008, 08:43:01 PM

Fantasy Flight is having a pretty decent sale on some of their board, mini and card games.

If you are in the market for apes wearing power armor, this is the deal for you!

Sale ends 12/9.

Any of those $5 board games worth a damn? Particularly for 2 players?

Unfortunately, the ones I see listed are either games I wouldn't recommend or that I haven't played.  The only exception is Wreckage, which I've heard some good things about. 
8040  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: BSG prequel movie and series on: December 02, 2008, 09:06:27 PM
There are 4 words that when uttered, cause me to almost magically rise from my couch and turn off my television:

"SciFi Original Movie Event"
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