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Huh? My freshman year was '87, old man!

 

"Gonad the Barbarian". I still remember the title. Anime tentacle pron. It warped my fragile little mind...

Hmm.... usually Urotsukidōji is the hentai anime (not the original manga) responsible for warping fragile little minds.

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I hate drag this away from tentacle pron, but I watched the Mel Gibson flick "Edge of Darkness" the other day. Decent, excluding the BS political snipes.

 

It was good, especially the ending. I also recently watched "The Killer Inside Me", which wasn't so good.

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Saw Up tonight. Highly recommended. It's animated, but it's not a movie just for the kiddies.

 

 

Shot

 

Aye. I cried. Can relate to the old man there. One of the best animated movies ever.

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Got dragged out to see the A-Team last evening by Her Worship and my teenage son.

Not very good...Liam Neeson is a fairly good actor, but he was miscast in this flick.

It is predictable and at times downright boring. Lots of gunfire and explosions. And a couple of moderately funny snippets here and there. Murdoch does a take-off on Braveheart that gets a chuckle.

 

We had free passes to the movies thanks to the fiasco the other week when they had a power failure, so at least we didn't pay to see it.

 

Final verdict: My wife and I thought it was not very good...my teenage son thought it was great, but then, that is the demographic it was aimed at. I can't wait to miss the sequel.

 

PS: There was a karate demonstration in the lobby of the theater before the movie that was much more interesting than the movie. It drew a bigger crowd, also.

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Did any bad guys actually die in this one, or did they all magically survive everything short of nuclear blast effects, as in the series?

 

Actually, they seemed to have scrapped that aspect of the series...lots of bad guys got killed (some even stayed dead). You need to see the movie to understand that comment...not that I actually recommend seeing the movie. Pretty typical contrived plot line...very predictable.

 

No good guys were seriously injured, despite huge explosions and literally hundreds of rounds being fired at them. Ya gotta love it when a plan comes together.

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I saw Iron Man 2 last night. I thought it was good. Lots of eye candy. I still want to see the A Team. Only problem is last night was $60!! 2 tickets popcorn coke and late night snack at Tumbleweed wiped out 3 weeks of spending money... A-Team will be on DVD before I can afford to go out again.

 

The ECONOMY SUCKS!

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I saw Iron Man 2 last night. I thought it was good. Lots of eye candy. I still want to see the A Team. Only problem is last night was $60!! 2 tickets popcorn coke and late night snack at Tumbleweed wiped out 3 weeks of spending money... A-Team will be on DVD before I can afford to go out again.

 

The ECONOMY SUCKS!

 

 

You're telling me, last summer I was dating a woman with 3 kids. Spent the day at the zoo then decided to take everyone to see an animated film, can't for the life of me remember which one, but it was by consensus from the kids. The cost to pay ticket for 5 (even with childrens' discount) along with concessions was...jaw dropping.

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Somebody mentioned The Wrestler, so I caught it when I got home from work. I really enjoyed the film, and I think for a low budget formulaic story, it still delivered. Every actor did a good job in what was a kind of two hour reality show. Mickey Rourke is in some shape for a 56 year old.

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Saw Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire the other day. Not sure what all the buzz was about. OK as a film, but not more than that. Maybe you have to be a fan.

 

The kid playing Harry does seem to have some acting chops, though. So does his pal the girl.

 

 

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The A-Team movie was one of the best tv-to-movie translations I've seen. Loved it. Grew up loving the tv show, so maybe I'm a homer. ;)

 

I'll not pay to see the Karate Kid remake, reboot, re-wtfever. The original was good enough.

 

Dale

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The A-Team movie was one of the best tv-to-movie translations I've seen. Loved it. Grew up loving the tv show, so maybe I'm a homer. ;)

 

I'll not pay to see the Karate Kid remake, reboot, re-wtfever. The original was good enough.

 

Dale

 

That remake seems to have lost the soul of the original. More style over substance.

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The A-Team movie was one of the best tv-to-movie translations I've seen. Loved it. Grew up loving the tv show, so maybe I'm a homer. ;)

 

I'll not pay to see the Karate Kid remake, reboot, re-wtfever. The original was good enough.

 

Dale

 

Well, if I hear they're working on a film version of "Airwolf", I'm personally going shopping for a suitcase nuke! :P

 

Hey, how about a film version of "Movin' On"?! We can bring back the CB radio craze!*

 

'70's TV sucked the big browneye. :D

 

 

*"The CB Radio boom in the mid-1970s figured into a merchandising tie-in for the show, and Movin' On-brand walkie-talkies (which worked on CB channel 14) were marketed to children.

 

During the series, truck drivers on the CB would say that they were going to "do it to it like Pruitt." After the series ended, the phrase became "do it to it like Pruitt used to do it to it." This phrase could still be heard occasionally 30 years later, often spoken by drivers too young to understand the reference."

Just sayin'..... ;)

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Well, if I hear they're working on a film version of "Airwolf", I'm personally going shopping for a suitcase nuke! :P

 

Hey, how about a film version of "Movin' On"?! We can bring back the CB radio craze!*

 

'70's TV sucked the big browneye. :D

 

 

*"The CB Radio boom in the mid-1970s figured into a merchandising tie-in for the show, and Movin' On-brand walkie-talkies (which worked on CB channel 14) were marketed to children.

 

During the series, truck drivers on the CB would say that they were going to "do it to it like Pruitt." After the series ended, the phrase became "do it to it like Pruitt used to do it to it." This phrase could still be heard occasionally 30 years later, often spoken by drivers too young to understand the reference."

Just sayin'..... ;)

 

I was overseas from '4/5 years old until around 13--1974-1983. What a pity, I pretty much totally missed all of the 1970's in America. Spent my time on Guam watching the Saturday Creature Feature, and Star Trek TOS on the one island TV channel and the rest of my time getting an awesome tan in the boonies and in the pool. Spent 4 years in Germany getting NO TV reception, we couldn't even get AFN. What a loss.

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During the series, truck drivers on the CB would say that they were going to "do it to it like Pruitt." After the series ended, the phrase became "do it to it like Pruitt used to do it to it." This phrase could still be heard occasionally 30 years later, often spoken by drivers too young to understand the reference."

 

You mean run the truck like a Starship? :blink:

 

But... but...

 

But that means stopping every now and then and getting out to check what's broke, right?

 

:lol:

 

;)

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Last night, Her Worship and my teenage son decided to take me to the movies as part of the Father's Day festivities that they have planned for the weekend. Apparently, a large part of those festivities involve me doing yard work and home maintenance, but I digress. They did not tell me what movie we were going to see, only that I would like it. They were wrong.

 

I had never even heard of "Jonah Hex" before last night. Now, don't get me wrong....I really like westerns, probably the biggest fan ever of John Wayne. It is really hard to screw up a movie that has single-action revolvers and horses in it, but somehow, these guys managed to do it. I mean, what is up with a half-dead "hero" who can awaken the dead for a chat about old times???

 

I may never have seen Josh Brolin in a movie before...after this one, don't care to see him in another.

 

John Malkovich must have fallen on hard times to be involved in such a bad production. His performance was OK, but really a one-dimensional character...Malkovich is very good at playing the bad guy, but even he needs somebody to write decent lines and develop the character.

 

Megan Fox plays a whore with attitude...didn't really stretch her acting "abilities" in this movie. Still, after watching her run around half-dressed in Transformers II screaming "Sam!" all through the movie, at least she did have to speak some lines in this movie. Maybe someday she will get a real acting job where the part doesn't rely on her undeniable physical attributes.

 

I thought the dog played a good part...he might have been type-cast, but at least he knew his lines and he didn't try to be something he isn't.

 

Basically, I lost a little over an hour of my life watching this movie that I can never get back.

Maybe someday, some producer will make a halfway decent western again. This wasn't it...not even close.

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Last night, Her Worship and my teenage son decided to take me to the movies as part of the Father's Day festivities that they have planned for the weekend. Apparently, a large part of those festivities involve me doing yard work and home maintenance, but I digress. They did not tell me what movie we were going to see, only that I would like it. They were wrong.

 

I had never even heard of "Jonah Hex" before last night. Now, don't get me wrong....I really like westerns, probably the biggest fan ever of John Wayne. It is really hard to screw up a movie that has single-action revolvers and horses in it, but somehow, these guys managed to do it. I mean, what is up with a half-dead "hero" who can awaken the dead for a chat about old times???

 

I may never have seen Josh Brolin in a movie before...after this one, don't care to see him in another.

 

John Malkovich must have fallen on hard times to be involved in such a bad production. His performance was OK, but really a one-dimensional character...Malkovich is very good at playing the bad guy, but even he needs somebody to write decent lines and develop the character.

 

Megan Fox plays a whore with attitude...didn't really stretch her acting "abilities" in this movie. Still, after watching her run around half-dressed in Transformers II screaming "Sam!" all through the movie, at least she did have to speak some lines in this movie. Maybe someday she will get a real acting job where the part doesn't rely on her undeniable physical attributes.

 

I thought the dog played a good part...he might have been type-cast, but at least he knew his lines and he didn't try to be something he isn't.

 

Basically, I lost a little over an hour of my life watching this movie that I can never get back.

Maybe someday, some producer will make a halfway decent western again. This wasn't it...not even close.

 

Reviewer yesterday on the radio said, "I haven't even seen Toy Story 3 yet, but after seeing Jonah Hex last night, I can tell you to go see Toy Story 3 this weekend instead."

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Last night, Her Worship and my teenage son decided to take me to the movies as part of the Father's Day festivities that they have planned for the weekend. Apparently, a large part of those festivities involve me doing yard work and home maintenance, but I digress. They did not tell me what movie we were going to see, only that I would like it. They were wrong.

 

I had never even heard of "Jonah Hex" before last night. Now, don't get me wrong....I really like westerns, probably the biggest fan ever of John Wayne. It is really hard to screw up a movie that has single-action revolvers and horses in it, but somehow, these guys managed to do it. I mean, what is up with a half-dead "hero" who can awaken the dead for a chat about old times???

 

I may never have seen Josh Brolin in a movie before...after this one, don't care to see him in another.

 

John Malkovich must have fallen on hard times to be involved in such a bad production. His performance was OK, but really a one-dimensional character...Malkovich is very good at playing the bad guy, but even he needs somebody to write decent lines and develop the character.

 

Megan Fox plays a whore with attitude...didn't really stretch her acting "abilities" in this movie. Still, after watching her run around half-dressed in Transformers II screaming "Sam!" all through the movie, at least she did have to speak some lines in this movie. Maybe someday she will get a real acting job where the part doesn't rely on her undeniable physical attributes.

 

I thought the dog played a good part...he might have been type-cast, but at least he knew his lines and he didn't try to be something he isn't.

 

Basically, I lost a little over an hour of my life watching this movie that I can never get back.

Maybe someday, some producer will make a halfway decent western again. This wasn't it...not even close.

 

My nominee for the best movie review on TN of 2010. ^_^

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