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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #585 on: September 27, 2012, 01:13:02 AM »

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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #586 on: September 27, 2012, 09:42:50 AM »
This one is registering on both the creep meter as well as the fascination meter.  Will need to see a little more.

Yeah, I'm still noodling it as well.

RE: Andersen's post...  ;D
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« Reply #587 on: September 29, 2012, 06:35:05 PM »
Welp, splurged and picked up Starship Troopers: Invasion on DVD.  Had to hunt for it, the case was flimsy, the extra features are kind of bare (only one deleted scene, the "director's commentary" is just subtitles with some uninteresting stuff, the Gag Reel isn't that funny), the story isn't anything worth writing about (when one of your selling points is how cliched the characters are, there's a problem), and for some reason when the helmets fold back they make a rubber ducky squeak.
But it's compentantly animated, the voices actors gave a good effort, and the designs are very cool (though I find it funny that the "breast plates" of the female soldiers make it look like they are much larger than they actually are).
Basically, it's alright.  Barely worth the price, but not a waste.

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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #588 on: October 01, 2012, 07:02:31 PM »
On a different note, God Bless America is terrific if you take your humor black and your culture trashy.
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« Reply #589 on: October 04, 2012, 01:39:42 AM »
I'm watching ST:I right now, and my feeling of disappointment is huge. I'd been hoping for something that would have been a resolution, even in part, to Roughneck Chronicles, and instead... ugh. Without those central character's it just becomes a generic space shooter with a megaton of one-sided fanservice.

Ricco as a damn general -- and white -- is just all manner of wrong, Casper van D be damned. But yes, the animation -- apart from the whole bugsplatter over the camera nonsense -- and power armour redesign is very nice.

Spoiler: show
Chow's death was hilarious though. Who knew a bug would have the Contempt feat?

Not sure what the point of France was, though

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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #590 on: October 04, 2012, 02:09:40 AM »
On a different note, God Bless America is terrific if you take your humor black and your culture trashy.
It's RAGE-tastic!
i tried watching the other two bobcat movies not long ago, and while i love god bless america. father of the year made me feel a bit suicidal.
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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #591 on: October 04, 2012, 02:31:25 AM »
The Hobbit: When we'll see Smaug (and the big question of how the first and second movies bridge)

The Hobbit: Riddles in the Dark (this one may not work outside the US, in which case I recommend pulling out to the main site, as there are likely links for other territories from there)

Skyfall videloblog: Underwater

Movie 43 red band trailer (very NSFW)

Parker trailer (I imagine there will be plenty of thumbs up for this 'round these parts)

Lone Ranger trailer (aka The Great Love of the Rail)
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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #592 on: October 04, 2012, 06:13:29 AM »
The Hobbit: When we'll see Smaug (and the big question of how the first and second movies bridge)

Not very revealing, sadly. And that quote at the end is a good two-three months old.
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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #593 on: October 04, 2012, 09:42:17 AM »
On a different note, God Bless America is terrific if you take your humor black and your culture trashy.
It's RAGE-tastic!
i tried watching the other two bobcat movies not long ago, and while i love god bless america. father of the year made me feel a bit suicidal.

Hmm, I haven't seen Father of the Year.
Bleak stuff? I'm game.

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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #594 on: October 04, 2012, 03:52:36 PM »
I'm watching ST:I right now, and my feeling of disappointment is huge. I'd been hoping for something that would have been a resolution, even in part, to Roughneck Chronicles, and instead... ugh. Without those central character's it just becomes a generic space shooter with a megaton of one-sided fanservice.

Ricco as a damn general -- and white -- is just all manner of wrong, Casper van D be damned. But yes, the animation -- apart from the whole bugsplatter over the camera nonsense -- and power armour redesign is very nice.

Spoiler: show
Chow's death was hilarious though. Who knew a bug would have the Contempt feat?

Not sure what the point of France was, though


Spoiler: Disappointment overwhelming • show


The redeeming value of the 1st movie was that it was really quite wonderfully tongue-in-cheek thanks to Verhoeven's decision to knowingly treat it as gonzo MI propaganda piece. Roughnecks went the Tour of Duty approach to explore through the eyes of an embedded propaganda officer concepts of duty, honour, heroism, sacrifice, and fellowship under fire, both as preached by those in charge and as experienced in the field.

ST:I has precious little of either take, apart from the "Acceptible losses? Fuck Yeah!" final scene with Johnny, Carmen, and Carl that is pretty blatantly cribbed from the 1st movie but filled with the almost Poe-faced earnestness that suffuses this whole endeavour. Dropping Johnny into the action in the final reel as a Batman Ex Machina after using the rest of the cast as ablative armour for Carmen was a damn cheat, turning what should have been a "Whoa, cool!" moment of survival against the queen into a facepalmingly trite exercise in "Meh, whatever" script immunity. If they'd actually had the courage to maim Johnny onscreen insteed of having Nick Fury'ed him beforehand I would have been impressed.

As it is, the only character I found myself liking was Trig. While she was more or less as stock standard as the other characters, that allowed the actual little bit of depth she was afforded to really stand out. The coda to her death with Bugspray continuing the count before he too is overwhelmed was, I think, one of the more -- indeed, few -- satisfying character moments of the film.

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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #595 on: October 04, 2012, 04:17:26 PM »
Listen to Adele's theme for Skyfall: http://home.adele.tv/

Personally, I think it's a long-awaited return to the style of the classic Bond themes.
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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #596 on: October 04, 2012, 05:07:24 PM »
She's very much got the Shirley Bassey on her album 21's songs


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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #597 on: October 04, 2012, 07:11:24 PM »
Movie 43 red band trailer (very NSFW)

Parker trailer (I imagine there will be plenty of thumbs up for this 'round these parts)

Lone Ranger trailer (aka The Great Love of the Rail)

I'm sure some will like this type of thing but, I just crossed Movie 43 off my list.

Parker looks amazing.

As a kid, I was a HUGE fan of the Lone Ranger.  I'm cautiously optimistic for this one but still concerned.

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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #598 on: October 04, 2012, 08:08:39 PM »
The Hobbit: When we'll see Smaug (and the big question of how the first and second movies bridge)

Not very revealing, sadly. And that quote at the end is a good two-three months old.

Is it? Sorry about that. I may have missed the earlier post(s), or just forgotten.
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Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #599 on: October 04, 2012, 08:10:47 PM »
Listen to Adele's theme for Skyfall: http://home.adele.tv/

Personally, I think it's a long-awaited return to the style of the classic Bond themes.

So incredibly awesome - and don't forget, tomorrow - today for some - is the 50th Anniversary of the release of Dr. No!
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