So I've seen the Avengers twice now online (there's streaming copies around). It's good, but it's not that good.When they get to bickering at each other they get way out of character, and suddenly it's like watching Buffy and her friends in one of their snappier episodes, where they all sit around and get catty. Joss Whedon has a unique and continuous style of dialogue and humor that permeates all of his work, much like Quentin Tarantino's scripts. It seems like each character is the same…See More
Just a theory that struck me some time ago, and I have since done a little research and convinced myself. I can find no hard evidence, though.I BELIEVE THAT THE 'LEX GROSSMAN' DANCE SCENE AT THE END OF THE MOVIE IS BEN STILLER AND NOT TOM CRUISE.There was something about the mannerisms that I noticed a while ago, did a quick Google (before I quit Google, the snoopie bastards), but turned up nothing on the matter. I can only go from the evidence of the glazzies. I compared the Grossman…See More
I like a lot of what Tarantino does but I'm no fanboy; like most artists at such a level he has some great stuff, some good stuff, and some crap. I re-watched Inglourious Basterds yet again the other day because so many of my friends insist that it's better than I have ever given it credit for and I realised why I don't - and never will - like this movie. It's the casting.Brad Pitt just isn't believable from his hokey, awful accent to the overall interpretation of the character. He just…See More
I'm going to post this anew, since trades have been out a little while now and maybe someone has read this stuff....other than me, that is.Personally, I can't get enough of it, I think it's endlessly poignant and has so many different ways to be read and analyzed. Also, the art-work is just first-rate, I can have a smoke and flip through it just checking the pictures...anyhow, I've been a fan of this series since I first saw it being published serially in English in HeavyMetal magazine, but…See More
I'm trying to find a movie that I saw a really long time ago on TV, and this forum seems like my last resort. I've tried keyword searching with the usual engines, imdb, and all kinds of crap. I'm sure I didn't dream it, I may have seen it in the 80s or 90s, but who knows when it was made. So Anyhow...It was about a couple who got into trouble with some punk-rock biker baddies. They might have been Satanists, or zombies, or vampires or something as well, but they were definitely murderous. …See More
The way I see it, there's one of two things goin' on out there...Either there simply is no cure for cancer (there isn't a cure for everything, you know), or they already know how to cure it, but the pharmacorps won't let the cat out of the bag because they need their revenues from long-term treatments.I realize great strides have been made in the field of treatment, from chemo to surgical to other therapies, and some people have managed to "beat" cancer. Yet no doctor or scientist has…See More
"Oh my god! What have I done? How dare I play me some Genesis "Mama," apologies I. Koval it won't happen again.
As a favor for being a great listener: I will ask you what song would you like me to have in the background of Bloody…"
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New game for the Spilliacs. Post a picture of a City and see if the Spillniks can guess it.You have to post it from your 'puter, or make sure there is no clue in the picture's link. Whoever guesses correctly can post the next pic. I'll start.....LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!! See More
This burns me up. Really roasts my goat. And it happens ALL the time when people start talking about movies, TV shows, books, you-name-it.The "spoiler" is revealed, with an immediate interjection of the person saying, "spoiler!" at the end of their sentence, and then usually laughing/giggling that they let out a spoiler. It's almost as bad as people who tell you to "be careful" after you've tripped, or bumped into something. Or, "watch out, it's hot" after you've recoiled from a sip of soup…See More
Oh my god! What have I done? How dare I play me some Genesis "Mama," apologies I. Koval it won't happen again.
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About Starblazers (or Space Battleship Yamato):
It's a little hard to judge. For a Japanese space SF it was really good.
Compared to Hollywood quality... so-so.
With the space battle scenes, you could tell the creators had been doing their homework with the new Battlestar Galactica. They're very well shot, but anyone who's familiar with Battlestar of Firefly or Babylon 5 will recognize the filming techniques.
Acting-wise the guy who played Okita (the old captain) was really good. The actor who played Kodai (the main character) played it well, but it felt more like Takuya Kimura (the actor) in space than Susumu Kodai in space. (He does a good job and you feel he's really there on a space ship in space, but he doesn't feel like Kodai) But this is something that can be seen in a majority of Japanese actors. (VERY few have the chameleon acting ability to "become" a character)
There were a few points that felt a little overplayed, but nothing that took me completely out of the movie. My personal favorite was the guy who played the head of security, Saitou, which is kind of ironic considering his character had probably one of the most overplayed scenes in the movie, but that felt more like a director decision than an acting decision.
Overall, I really enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would (It's a live action adaptation of a classic animation, yes my expectations were low) it's a lot of fun and well put together considering that they managed to essentially shrink a 26 episode series down to 2 hours. All the things that were cut or changed from the original source didn't feel too out of place or wrong except for one thing (that I can't mention because it's a major spoiler) and they did a good job of paying homage without diving into exhibitionism. As a movie, it doesn't stand up to Hollywood blockbusters, but it is a lot better than some of the big budget crap that's out there.
Yes I agree with you Paths of Glory is certainly a better film than Barry Lyndon as far as a commentary of the ludicrious nature of the military/humanity and justice within but I prefer the look of Barry Lyndon and the long drawn out downfall of a loveable , opportunistic rogue so that's why Barry Lyndon wins for me.
The cinematograhy and music in Barry Lyndon is the best I've seen of many a movie modern or old, some of the scenes just look like Georgian paintings.