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Interesting. That's better than what happened with the last Superman film, where they couldn't have Perry White say, "Truth, justice, and the American way" and instead had him say, "Truth, justice...and all that stuff!" -- even in the American version.

But if Superman is portrayed as embodying the American spirit even overseas, then they had no excuse not to make it obvious that he was "as American as it gets" in earlier scenes. I suspect there was some debate about that during the filming process.
2013-07-05T13:25:18-07:00 J.D.
I was way too loud in my theater, a complaint I thought I'd never make. I love loud dialogue, sound effects, and music. But it was just deafening throughout. 2013-07-04T17:53:34-07:00 J.D.
A bit of levity, combined with small moments like saving a cat, would have made this a great film. And there were completely missed opportunities. For example, there's a shot of shopkeepers in Smallville running indoors to avoid an early battle between Superman and Zod and we see the sign on the door reading, "OPEN". Just a quick shot of the storekeeper flipping it around to the "CLOSED" side would have been a touch of levity to balance the explosive fight that follows.

And recall the scene where Superman crashes into the IHOP and sees his now-grown-up but still tubby classmate staring on in shock. Superman looks at him, but they say nothing. Why even bother having him there? Since they're both in the scene and there's a small break in the action, Superman should have quipped, "Hey, Pete!"... and then continued the battle. It's that type of characterization that makes us like the character of Superman. He's an alien, but he's also always trying to be human, even if it's awkward. That type of levity would have balanced out the action and would have colored in Superman's character.

Finally, the scene at the end where Superman says, "I'm from Kansas! That about as American as you can get!" is a scene that will probably not be shown overseas. But it's ridiculous anyhow and only speaks to how much the script failed to illustrate Superman's character. This is film: SHOW, don't tell. By the end of the film we should already know that Superman is "as American as [he] can get." And this could have been done through simple visuals. I believe there's a scene in a Reeves film where there's a fight on the moon and the American flag gets knocked over. Superman makes a point of putting it back up. We see he priorities and love for America with no words needed. Something like that could have happened here, right after they fight around the satellite -- they could have gone higher and fought on the moon for a second, knock over the flag, etc. But Superman's lame statement is a product of poor script-writing. There was horrible dialogue throughout. Another example, Zod repeating himself a number of times in the final fight sequence, culminating in, "There's only one way this ends! Either I die, or you die!" Ugh, no crap. But show it, make me feel that. Don't have a character tell me what I should be expecting.

On the plus side, the action sequences were pretty impressive. The choreographers understood what the creators of the Amazing Spiderman did not -- we want to see the main character maximize the use of his environs and we want to see it from as many angles as possible. The fight between the buildings between Superman and Zod was excellent. By contrast, every shot in Spiderman seemed to be at the same distance -- a medium shot. Over and over. No real effort to show him webbing his way through the city. Yeah, there was one little scene of it towards the end, but the camera work was stiff and always a medium shot. Fortunately the creators of Superman understood that the camera must follow the lead, wherever he goes no matter how fast.
2013-07-04T17:46:34-07:00 J.D.
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Interesting. That's better than what happened with the last Superman film, where they couldn't have Perry White say, "Truth, justice, and the American way" and instead had him say, "Truth, justice...and all that stuff!" -- even in the American version.

But if Superman is portrayed as embodying the American spirit even overseas, then they had no excuse not to make it obvious that he was "as American as it gets" in earlier scenes. I suspect there was some debate about that during the filming process.
2013-07-05T13:25:18-07:00 J.D.
I was way too loud in my theater, a complaint I thought I'd never make. I love loud dialogue, sound effects, and music. But it was just deafening throughout. 2013-07-04T17:53:34-07:00 J.D.
A bit of levity, combined with small moments like saving a cat, would have made this a great film. And there were completely missed opportunities. For example, there's a shot of shopkeepers in Smallville running indoors to avoid an early battle between Superman and Zod and we see the sign on the door reading, "OPEN". Just a quick shot of the storekeeper flipping it around to the "CLOSED" side would have been a touch of levity to balance the explosive fight that follows.

And recall the scene where Superman crashes into the IHOP and sees his now-grown-up but still tubby classmate staring on in shock. Superman looks at him, but they say nothing. Why even bother having him there? Since they're both in the scene and there's a small break in the action, Superman should have quipped, "Hey, Pete!"... and then continued the battle. It's that type of characterization that makes us like the character of Superman. He's an alien, but he's also always trying to be human, even if it's awkward. That type of levity would have balanced out the action and would have colored in Superman's character.

Finally, the scene at the end where Superman says, "I'm from Kansas! That about as American as you can get!" is a scene that will probably not be shown overseas. But it's ridiculous anyhow and only speaks to how much the script failed to illustrate Superman's character. This is film: SHOW, don't tell. By the end of the film we should already know that Superman is "as American as [he] can get." And this could have been done through simple visuals. I believe there's a scene in a Reeves film where there's a fight on the moon and the American flag gets knocked over. Superman makes a point of putting it back up. We see he priorities and love for America with no words needed. Something like that could have happened here, right after they fight around the satellite -- they could have gone higher and fought on the moon for a second, knock over the flag, etc. But Superman's lame statement is a product of poor script-writing. There was horrible dialogue throughout. Another example, Zod repeating himself a number of times in the final fight sequence, culminating in, "There's only one way this ends! Either I die, or you die!" Ugh, no crap. But show it, make me feel that. Don't have a character tell me what I should be expecting.

On the plus side, the action sequences were pretty impressive. The choreographers understood what the creators of the Amazing Spiderman did not -- we want to see the main character maximize the use of his environs and we want to see it from as many angles as possible. The fight between the buildings between Superman and Zod was excellent. By contrast, every shot in Spiderman seemed to be at the same distance -- a medium shot. Over and over. No real effort to show him webbing his way through the city. Yeah, there was one little scene of it towards the end, but the camera work was stiff and always a medium shot. Fortunately the creators of Superman understood that the camera must follow the lead, wherever he goes no matter how fast.
2013-07-04T17:46:34-07:00 J.D.
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Also, I posted that story in the comment section 24 hours ago. I think that qualifies me for the ATL position.

2010-07-23 03:12:03 Thank you

* Yale Law school alumni and Mayor of Newark Cory Booker raises the question of whether it's TTT to not pay for any TP.
http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/politics/newark

* Shirley Sherrod is demanding to meet with temporary law lecturer Barack Obama, saying “He hasn’t lived the kind of life I've lived.” Uh, oh. This is going to be quite the beer summit.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0710/40100

* “He pointed at his erect penis and ordered: 'Take care of THIS!'” This is what happens when you drop out of VanderbilTTT Law School. You also end up making documentaries about the earth flooding.
http://www.nationalenquirer.com/exclusive_al_go

2010-07-22 20:45:58 My submission

I didn't even know Janet Reno and Kagan were dating!

2010-06-29 22:57:09 That's them, right?

The commenter was me! Please make sure Malcom XXL doesn't ban my IP address in the future. I've given you guys a number of stories that made it into the blog. Thanks!

2010-06-29 08:13:10 True Story

A BIG LIBERAL fuckfest. It’s group therapy for dumb people.
Nina Totenberg and Linda Greenhouse? Two of the dumbest socialists currently alive.
And if you want to go to Santa Cruz, here’s the political savvy you should expect:
http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1917596

2009-07-26 19:52:32 SotomayOR

After reading the performance exam question, it’s best to take a break, rub one out, and then go back to answering the question.

2009-07-25 17:38:18 SotomayOR

LOOK at what our immigration policy has brought this nation:
Four Phoenix [immigrant] boys are behind bars. They are young, only between 9 and 14 years old, but allegedly committed a heinous crime. Police say the four boys raped an 8-year-old girl last week.
The boys allegedly lured the girl into an empty storage shed July 16th, offering her gum. There they restrained the young girl and sexually assaulted her.
In a devastating twist, the girl’s parents disowned her. Police say the parents blamed her for the attack and said she brought shame to the family.
The girl is in custody of Child Protective Services.
Investigators say the girl and the four suspects are all Liberian refugees. The girl and three of the suspects all live in the same apartment complex.
The 14-year-old boy is being charged as an adult with two counts of sexual assault and kidnapping. The other boys are being charged as juveniles.

2009-07-25 11:31:55 SotomayOR

BREAKING NEWS: Both Google and Microsoft’s new Bing have SCRUBBED stories about Obama’s missing birth certificate; previous top entries from the only organization covering the issue (WorldNetDaily) were dropped to the bottom of the search and REPLACED with lefty links to the HuffingtonPost, MediaMatters, Snopes, Factcheck.org, and host of others.
THIS NO JOKE.
As soon as the story becomes national, the left-wing search engines go to work! Probably at the request of Obama!
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=104947

2009-07-24 19:39:37 SotomayOR
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If you want to go somewhere where you'll be alone in a big, air-conditioned room this summer, just go to any theater playing this movie. No one's going to watch it. The public despises media personalities and don't want to spend two hours watching overpaid actors portray overpaid tv hosts. And Keaton and Ford are way past their prime. McAdams is going to be the only watchable actor, but she'll go down with the ship.

This will be one of the lowest-grossing movies of the year.

2010-05-26 00:39:26 Lol

It should be in 3-D so it can be retitled, “ID3-D4-Ever”

2009-11-13 00:45:21 J.D.

Exellent, Sly! Thanks for taking my advice. The U.S./Mexico border is where all the debate is right now. It'll be controversial if done right, which means ticket sales. TRUST ME, people want to see some Mexican smugglers get shot and killed.

As for the monster, make it into a Abominable snowman thing for Cliffhanger 2. The monster doesn't exist, but there have been rumors… and maybe it DOES exist…

2009-11-13 00:41:50 J.D.

Does this mean he'll never return as Batman?

2009-06-30 22:14:44 Jimmy

French restaurants do serves snails and I think you'd be hard-pressed to find an “old Chinese man” who doesn't eat noodles.

2009-06-25 21:20:24 Jimmy

John Williams didn't even try to compose a score for the Crystal Skull. It was pathetic.

2009-02-08 22:34:48 J.D.

We NEVER reshot on "Batman & Robin" and it shows.

2009-01-18 17:43:59 Robin_

It was never common when we shot "Batman & Robin" and that film turned out perfect.

2009-01-18 17:34:16 Robin_

I dunno. We didn't reshoot for "Batman & Robin" and it turned out perfect.

2009-01-18 17:17:41 Robin_

You missed the reply button, it seems.

2009-01-18 01:14:23 Robin_

That's what I said when TDK came out.

2009-01-18 01:13:32 Robin_

It's the date we worship a man name Mr. Luther King Jr. He wanted a colorblind society rather than the color-focused society we now have as a result of Affirmative Action and other programs which require us to declare our skin color before taking any job or entering any school. We also used to celebrate George Washington's birthday and Lincoln's Birthday as well around the same time, but because they are white, we decided to turn them into one, generic "President's Day."

2009-01-17 17:33:05 J.D.

This is a fact. Why did someone give him thumbs down?

2009-01-17 15:56:43 J.D.

All I said was "Oh, snap."

2009-01-17 15:03:07 Robin_

Oh boy, and HERE. WE. GO!

2009-01-17 06:52:07 Robin_

SNAP.

2009-01-17 06:51:11 Robin_

Snap, snap.

2009-01-17 06:50:54 Robin_

Oh, snap again.

2009-01-17 06:47:37 Robin_

Oh, snap.

2009-01-17 06:38:26 Robin_

I was wearing an eye mask first.

2009-01-17 06:36:01 Robin_

I've been to the future, and I'm here to report. This is true.

2009-01-17 06:34:39 Robin_

I'm thinking this will be as good as TDK. Actually, better.

2009-01-17 06:33:46 Robin_

Clearly, this is the second Boy Wonder. Not the original.

2009-01-17 06:32:16 Robin_

I think this character was inspired by Robin, it's true.

2009-01-17 06:31:03 Robin_

I dunno. I think he was at least as good as Chris O'Donnell.

2009-01-17 05:14:23 Robin_

Some ringtones can be used to acquire x-ray vision. I saw it in a movie once.

2009-01-17 05:12:06 Robin_

Plus, you can use ringtones to see through walls with x-ray vision. I saw it in a Batman movie once.

2009-01-17 04:35:01 Robin_

I'm pretty sure he was inspired by Robin.

2009-01-17 04:32:23 Robin_

I can't wait.

2009-01-17 04:23:46 Robin_

This is true.

2009-01-17 04:07:55 Robin_

Did everyone notice that Brendon Connelly said that he "didn’t much care for [The Dark Knight] at all."?? I bet he liked "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-17 04:06:06 Robin_

I've done it. It's great. But George Clooney yelled at me.

2009-01-17 04:04:15 Robin_

Then that settles it; you CAN make a good game out of a bad movie. TDK the Game, here we come!

2009-01-17 04:03:17 Robin_

Exactly.

2009-01-17 03:56:42 Robin_

Also watch "A Walk in the Clouds" (1995). On an unrelated note, you should also watch "Batman & Robin." It's better the fifth time you see it.

2009-01-17 03:56:05 Robin_

I'm concerned for this film. There were NO reshoots for "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-17 03:50:39 Robin_

Gattaca was filmed at the Marin Civic Center, the largest building constructed by Frank Lloyd Wright, located in the S.F. Bay area.

2009-01-17 03:47:12 Robin_

I can see it. The Dark Knight was basically Mamma Mia without all the dancing.

2009-01-17 03:39:44 Robin_

I knew the Joker was still alive…

2009-01-17 03:30:19 Robin_

I'm pretty sure I've battled this creature in the past.

2009-01-17 03:27:08 Robin_

I'm a little confused, Batman.

2009-01-17 03:15:58 Robin_

Some people have been known to refer to Bruce Wayne as the slumdog billionaire.

2009-01-17 03:11:04 Robin_

This is true. You should see all the tail I get as a result of "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-17 02:59:09 Robin_

That's what she said.

2009-01-17 02:56:47 Robin_

It will make all 11 fans of Watchman very happy.

2009-01-16 15:03:49 Robin_

It reminds me of the special effects in TDK when Batman used the cell phone signals to light up rooms with lights.

2009-01-16 14:49:52 Robin_

You should have asked him which Batman was his favorite.

2009-01-16 14:26:20 Robin_

As long as you have your Anti-shark bat repellent, you'll be okay.

2009-01-16 14:23:01 Robin_

Maybe, but they said the same thing about "Batman & Robin" and look how that's stood the test of time.

2009-01-16 14:21:24 Robin_

"Mary & Max." It almost sounds like "Batman & Robin." Holy copyright infringement, Batman!

2009-01-16 14:20:40 Robin_

Batman would break my finger if I gave him the bird.

2009-01-16 04:33:51 Robin_

There is evil and then there is good.

2009-01-16 04:33:08 Robin_

There is good and then there is evil.

2009-01-16 04:29:14 Robin_

There IS good and evil, and obviously you don't know the difference.

2009-01-16 04:27:03 Robin_

I don't think I'll see this.

2009-01-16 04:18:25 Robin_

Kids liked George Clooney, and that made "Batman & Robin" a success.

2009-01-16 03:37:07 Robin_

I think that we should give her an oscar.

2009-01-16 02:59:35 Robin_

Almost as good as Alecia Silverstone in "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-16 02:59:18 Robin_

She's not that bad.

2009-01-16 02:58:52 Robin_

I wonder if Brendon Connelly is related to Jennifer Connelly. If he has huge eyebrows, he probably is.

2009-01-16 02:57:28 Robin_

I'm confused. What does Jack Bauer have to do with this?

2009-01-16 02:56:29 Robin_

I just think it needed more spandex.

2009-01-16 02:54:15 Robin_

I get it. Bright, loud, colorful, action-packed; kinda like "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-16 02:52:00 Robin_

They should come out with a "Watchwomen" next.

2009-01-16 02:49:11 Robin_

I predict that more tickets will have been sold for "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-16 02:48:03 Robin_

I predict this will be a success in the theaters. A success just like "Batman & Robin" was a success.

2009-01-16 02:46:51 Robin_

I'm still waiting for the next Speed installment.

2009-01-16 00:52:53 Robin_

Well aren't you a cool, close-minded little f*ck.

2009-01-16 00:52:13 Robin_

I think he would make a good Bruce Wayne. Honestly. Think about it.

2009-01-16 00:51:49 Robin_

Where is George Lucas for Indy 4?

2009-01-16 00:50:31 Robin_

That's true. I find it odd that they didn't talk about bringing Robin back into the Batman franchise.

2009-01-16 00:48:44 Robin_

I still think it was good when the Joker said, "Never rub another man's rhubarb!"

2009-01-16 00:47:29 Robin_

I still liked when the joker said: "Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

2009-01-16 00:46:18 Robin_

"It's me, Sugar bumps!" — The Joker, TDK

2009-01-16 00:44:29 Robin_

"Never rub another man's rhubarb!" — Joker, TDK

2009-01-16 00:41:27 Robin_

He looks like the guy who played Batman in the recent Batman movie. Not the guy who played Batman in "Batman & Robin." The newest Batman, no?

2009-01-16 00:36:50 Robin_

Holly nominations, Batman!

2009-01-16 00:34:43 Robin_

I can't WAIT to see Wall-E. It looks like it has the same theme and emotion captured in "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-16 00:33:45 Robin_

The Dark Knight was no "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-16 00:30:13 Robin_

Clearly, Iron Man was overrated.

2009-01-16 00:25:57 Robin_

Liberal propaganda.

2009-01-16 00:22:17 Robin_

Holy boring, Batman!

2009-01-16 00:21:36 Robin_

Harry's a Pothead & The Sorcerer's Stoned.

2009-01-16 00:21:10 Robin_

Too much worshiping of drugs.

2009-01-16 00:19:31 Robin_

They remind me of Batman and Robin from the movie "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-16 00:17:06 Robin_

That is true.

2009-01-16 00:16:20 Robin_

Disturbing. The same disabled groups that protested Tropic Thunder will be all over this.

2009-01-16 00:15:03 Robin_

All Ewoks are deformed.

2009-01-16 00:12:45 Robin_

Seriously? That's unnatural. I bet you haven't even seen "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-16 00:12:00 Robin_

It's better now. Just a fluke.

2009-01-16 00:11:09 Robin_

I keep seeing the "Ghost" from Scream in the corner of my eye — but it's just a panda sneaking up on her. Too bad.

2009-01-16 00:06:29 Robin_

Did she have anything to do with Cody Banks?

2009-01-16 00:03:16 Robin_

I already love this BLOG!

2009-01-16 00:00:48 Robin_

That was going to be the title of my book which chronicles my relationship with Adam West.

2009-01-15 23:59:30 Robin_

Not true. Sometimes I talk about The Dark Knight. It was okay.

2009-01-15 23:58:36 Robin_

But imagine Chris O'Donnell in the role.

2009-01-15 20:44:01 Robin_

Yes. This is true.

2009-01-15 20:03:21 Robin_

Holy Holy Grail, Batman!

2009-01-15 18:57:59 Robin_

Why are we not allowed to comment on Connelly's posts?

2009-01-15 18:56:54 Robin_

That's what I said. Actually, that's what she said.

2009-01-15 18:53:25 Robin_

Don't worry. I voted down Pill for voting me down.

2009-01-15 18:45:52 Robin_

Exactly.

2009-01-15 18:45:14 Robin_

All twelve of them.

2009-01-15 18:40:45 Robin_

It IS fake. Here's his real name: Willard Christopher Smith Jr.

2009-01-15 18:38:56 Robin_

I am SO tired of Bill Smith. Sounds like a fake name.

2009-01-15 18:38:13 Robin_

Oui, c'est un problem. Je ne comprend pas pourquoi tous les films American utilize la langue Anglais. Je pense que "Batman & Robin" would be plus bon si en francais.

2009-01-15 18:36:17 Robin_

I've never heard of the Twelve Wise Monkeys theme, though.

2009-01-15 18:32:57 Robin_

Wow, haters. Why the two thumbs down?

2009-01-15 18:31:29 Robin_

They should get Irina Spalko.

2009-01-15 18:24:35 Robin_

I don't know why two people decided to give me a thumbs down; am I wrong for sticking up for a black man? If you're going to give me a thumbs down, at least have the balls to respond. Holy bill of rights, Batman!

2009-01-15 18:22:44 Robin_

Yep. And Nexus_6 is right: "Batman & Robin" was near-perfect but they needed one less character. Maybe they should have made an entire Batman about Mr. Freeze.

2009-01-15 18:20:08 Robin_

Like making them white christian guys.

2009-01-15 18:17:36 Robin_

Yes, it might be. Media types are scared of being beheaded.

2009-01-15 18:16:56 Robin_

Rubber nipples……….

2009-01-15 18:15:41 Robin_

lol. it looks silly to me.

2009-01-15 18:13:53 Robin_

Johnny Cage!

2009-01-15 18:13:27 Robin_

So when are they going to CGI the costumes? I'm tired of looking at pictures of people in their pajamas.

2009-01-15 18:13:01 Robin_

I always felt that originally, Transformers had a serious, dark tone to them. And then this recent movie was all fun and goofy. A new take, I guess.

2009-01-15 18:11:25 Robin_

It looks exactly like her.

2009-01-15 18:09:09 Robin_

I remember seeing Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade for sale on Laserdisk at my local rental store years ago. There was a picture on the back of Indy with a tarantula climbing on him. That scene was not on the VHS or DVD version, so I've always wondered about that.

2009-01-15 18:07:20 Robin_

I just bought a great movie on Laserdisk. It is "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-15 18:05:33 Robin_

Nobody watches bollywood films but people in India. And some in Pakistan. Maybe Sri Lanka. But that's it.

2009-01-15 03:23:02 Robin_

Exactly. Please remake ONLY 90s movies. Like "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-15 03:21:20 Robin_

Exactly.

2009-01-15 03:20:04 Robin_

You're right: There is nothing special about The Dark Knight.

2009-01-15 03:19:07 Robin_

There are all sorts of movies I don't mention.

2009-01-15 03:17:50 Robin_

I think he directed "Notorious" as well. In theaters this week.

2009-01-15 03:15:22 Robin_

Every communist and socialist regime has been totalitarian.

2009-01-15 03:13:23 Robin_

YES! I can't wait for him to call TDK just "okay." Ha! Please compare it to "Batman & Robin" for us!

2009-01-15 03:10:51 Robin_

I think she should be cast in the next Batman. Maybe as Batgirl. Or even as the Riddler.

2009-01-15 03:08:23 Robin_

She really is super-talented. Look for her singing on Youtube. She was in Wicked as Glenda the Good Witch.

2009-01-15 03:07:05 Robin_

If Black Widow were black, she'd have to worry about being recast.

2009-01-15 03:03:48 Robin_

Seriously, I think that Iron Man was so overrated. I was happy to see that the terrorists were actually middle eastern and not Danish or Swedish. But it was just lacking something.

2009-01-15 03:02:14 Robin_

I don't understand this article.

2009-01-15 02:58:52 Robin_

That sucks. He was classy.

2009-01-15 02:55:51 Robin_

Neither is Heath Ledger.

2009-01-15 02:55:27 Robin_

He would make a good Riddler. If they can't secure Eddie Murphy, of course.

2009-01-15 02:52:42 Robin_

The problem, of course, is that all these "pirates" are crazy muslims who regularly target westeners. Hollywood has difficulty when it comes to showing violence at the hands of muslims. The pirates will probably be turned into Swedes or something ridiculous like that.

2009-01-15 02:51:03 Robin_

Thanks for sharing.

2009-01-15 02:49:11 Robin_

I LIKE HIM. I'm going to try to find his review of "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-15 02:48:20 Robin_

Are we sure Jennifer Carpenter isn't really a man?

2009-01-14 12:59:19 Robin_

Yeah, it's like when I found out that Christan Bale and Maggie Gyllenhal are distant cousins; the movie was good enough that it didn't matter they were kissing.

2009-01-14 12:56:59 Robin_

MURDER and INCEST. Two of Hollywood's favorite subjects.

2009-01-14 12:53:53 Robin_

Who, Ledger? No. he's. not.

2009-01-14 12:40:46 Robin_

You mean, Adam West and Burt Ward?

2009-01-14 12:40:10 Robin_

Exactly. They'll do it with Heath Ledger as well. Either with unused footage, OR if he can be bothered from vacation (aka faked death), new footage.

2009-01-14 12:36:47 Robin_

Now there's TWO of them?

2009-01-14 12:35:29 Robin_

FINALLY, some sense around here. Even if he is dead, I bet the next film begins with a little bit of footage from the cutting-room floor (and with the help of a body double), it'll show him being thrown in the Asylum.

2009-01-14 12:33:43 Robin_

Totally. My cat isn't going to be happy. I live on the fifth floor.

2009-01-14 12:28:17 Robin_

Okay — but only if you work on sentence structure and use of punctuation. It should be:

/Film is awesome; I check it daily. But come one with the spelling, guys."

2009-01-14 12:27:37 Robin_

That's true. Plus, it wasn't as good as "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-14 12:25:54 Robin_

You're weak.

2009-01-14 12:24:22 Robin_

Could it be the lack of a Batcave?

2009-01-14 12:23:52 Robin_

Why do you think he's dead?

2009-01-14 12:23:06 Robin_

I don' t think "Peter Finch" is a real person.

2009-01-14 12:22:27 Robin_

That's because the Academy is made up of a bunch of depressed, unhappy, pedophilia-loving losers. I mean, if you look at a person's favorite films, you can generally get an idea of their personality and outlook on life. Do that for the Academy's picks, and you see they're a bunch of goths.

2009-01-14 12:20:56 Robin_

From "Batman & Robin" I think.

2009-01-14 12:14:32 Robin_

It's going to be like Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

2009-01-14 12:10:46 Robin_

No, I think the ENTIRE gov't will be corrupted and in need of destruction. The Founding Fathers were well aware that this gov't could turn rogue at any time; the Constitution explicitly states that we have a DUTY to overturn the gov't if this happens. I think that's the plot line for this season.

2009-01-14 12:07:35 Robin_

I'm waiting for the return of the syntox nerve gas.

2009-01-14 12:04:56 Robin_

I saw "12 Monkeys." So is "3 Monkeys" a prequel?

2009-01-14 05:59:19 Robin_

Totally. That movie was probably better than the Dark Knight, though. And that's why they made a game after it.

2009-01-14 05:37:12 Robin_

Yes. It should be the opposite of the current Hollywood. So no drug addicts, no pedophiles, no communists, no socialists, no globalists, no hippies, no freedom-haters. It's going to be better.

2009-01-14 05:02:50 Robin_

I want him to direct, "The Adventures of Robin."

2009-01-14 04:48:04 Robin_

Don't forget, he made "the O.C." so clearly he's competent and has vision.

2009-01-14 04:46:03 Robin_

I think Snipes is in jail. Tax evasion.

2009-01-14 04:43:58 Robin_

Sam Jackson is a racist. Hates white people. I know this first hand.

2009-01-14 04:43:28 Robin_

Would you like being "pounded" by Stallone?

2009-01-14 04:42:51 Robin_

I thought you typed "Jews in Space." That would be interesting…

2009-01-14 04:39:26 Robin_

ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME.

2009-01-14 04:38:14 Robin_

Even though it's been awhile, we can be assured that Willow won't have grown much since then.

2009-01-14 04:37:47 Robin_

I think he was on the Mickey Mouse Club.

2009-01-14 04:36:29 Robin_

That would make it better.

2009-01-14 04:34:38 Robin_

I hear that he was going to be busy as Robin in the next Batman…

2009-01-14 04:34:38 Robin_

Because he directed "the O.C."

2009-01-14 04:34:08 Robin_

Are you SERIOUS? You haven't seen it? That's almost as bad as not seeing "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-14 04:34:01 Robin_

Are you SERIOUS? You haven't seen it? I could almost understand not seeing "Batman & Robin," but you MUST see Willow.

2009-01-14 04:33:22 Robin_

I saw TDK. It was okay; no "Batman & Robin" or anything, but goodish.

2009-01-14 04:29:18 Robin_

I saw TDK. It was okay.

2009-01-14 04:28:52 Robin_

Yep, a bunch of Obama-supporters. Brainwashed by their lib teachers.

2009-01-14 04:28:30 Robin_

I agree. And this Inauguration is going to look like New Orleans, post-Katrina.

2009-01-14 04:27:40 Robin_

So this is "Seven Pounds Under the Sea"?

2009-01-14 04:24:27 Robin_

I'm with you there, Batman.

2009-01-14 04:24:18 Robin_

I thought James Cameron was doing "Avatar."

2009-01-14 04:20:10 Robin_

AND Chloe.

2009-01-14 04:19:46 Robin_

Sounds racist.

2009-01-14 04:17:14 Robin_

I have been to a Star Trek convention.

2009-01-14 04:16:42 Robin_

It'll be worth it if Jakie Chan kicks this little black kid in the head.

2009-01-14 04:15:04 Robin_

That's the best point I've heard in a long time.

2009-01-14 04:13:59 Robin_

IsraeliDude, I agree. Also, you should talk to ANGRYBROOMSTICK because she is pushing for the end of Israel. True story.

2009-01-14 04:10:22 Robin_

This is going to be GREAT! And I'm talking "Batman & Robin" great.

2009-01-14 04:10:17 Robin_

I agree.

2009-01-14 04:07:59 Robin_

If The Dark Knight had pedophilia, the Academy would already be throwing awards at it.

2009-01-14 04:06:00 Robin_

Yes. American History X was the feel good movie of the year.

2009-01-14 04:02:46 Robin_

I was going to go with, "It'll be worth it if Jakie Chan kicks this little kid in the afro." but I thought that would be insensitive.

2009-01-14 03:13:08 Robin_

Linda Hamilton has a TWIN. This is true. She was in T2 at the final scene where the liquid terminator morphs into her and calls John. And then the real Linda pops up behind and shoots the fake Linda. Remember?

So if Linda Hamilton won't show up, they should get her sister. Or both and make them terminator robots. It would be a trip for John Connor.

2009-01-14 03:10:27 Robin_

Even if you found out he was an Israeli?

2009-01-14 03:07:49 Robin_

He's got two fingers up.

2009-01-14 03:04:34 Robin_

You changed your picture. And no, you wouldn't.

2009-01-14 03:03:57 Robin_

Your comment on Outlander? I said the same think about TDK.

2009-01-14 03:03:39 Robin_

Doubt, Revolutionary Road, the list goes on and on whenit comes to shit movies.

2009-01-14 03:01:26 Robin_

I still don't know why Best Picture wasn't given to "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-14 02:58:25 Robin_

Revolutionary Road is all about self-hate and repudiation of everything American. Just another Hollywood crapfest. Probably focuses on pedophilia as well, just like that other lame movie Doubt.

2009-01-14 02:57:41 Robin_

Yeah, but first they'd have to come up with a plot.

2009-01-14 02:54:14 Robin_

Someone already made a movie about it. It was okay.

2009-01-14 02:53:50 Robin_

WOW. The graphics look JUST like the special effects in TDK.

2009-01-14 02:52:32 Robin_

Yep. This is like casting a black man in the role of Robin — what are they thinking?!

2009-01-14 02:50:36 Robin_

The truth, though, is that Sam Jackson is a racist. He hates white people. I know from personal experience.

2009-01-14 02:46:57 Robin_

We need one for "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-14 02:45:18 Robin_

Beyonce is going to be Catwoman.

2009-01-14 01:41:50 Robin_

I think he should play ROBIN.

2009-01-14 01:41:09 Robin_

I don't think you should use the phrase "career suicide" when talking about Ledger…

2009-01-14 01:40:53 Robin_

He may still be alive.

2009-01-14 01:39:12 Robin_

Eddie Murphy.

2009-01-14 01:38:41 Robin_

I think that Chris O'Donnell should take up the role.

2009-01-14 01:36:05 Robin_

INSTEAD of the JOKER, the should bring back Robin.

2009-01-14 01:31:39 Robin_

We have a black president, why not a black Jesus? Many in the media are already referring to Obama as a Messiah.

2009-01-14 01:29:01 Robin_

Angrybroomstick respects Jesus, but she hates Israel. Go figure.

2009-01-14 01:26:51 Robin_

At least it gives a different perspective. Celebrate diversity.

2009-01-14 01:25:30 Robin_

You mean "down here" in Australia.

2009-01-14 01:23:47 Robin_

No.

2009-01-14 01:21:54 Robin_

No more spiderman!

2009-01-14 01:20:14 Robin_

Agreed. They should give Robin his own movie.

2009-01-14 01:17:29 Robin_

I never liked Spiderman to begin with. We really need more of these films?

2009-01-14 01:16:31 Robin_

I think this was in Gremlins also.

2009-01-14 01:14:31 Robin_

I don't follow. Can you explain it from a "Batman & Robin" perspective?

2009-01-14 01:11:54 Robin_

Of course it's going to be lame. It'll be the poor man's Dark Knight… And TDK was just okay.

2009-01-14 01:10:29 Robin_

THis may be better than TDK.

2009-01-14 01:08:49 Robin_

I think it will be good.

2009-01-14 01:08:28 Robin_

YOU are lame.

2009-01-14 01:06:52 Robin_

But only if you're a lesbian.

2009-01-13 11:54:44 Robin_

They can bring back Harrison Ford, but he should probably have a younger sidekick.

2009-01-13 06:00:00 Robin_

True, because there already were a lot of Asians in the film anyway.

2009-01-13 05:57:02 Robin_

Escape to Austin.

2009-01-13 05:54:57 Robin_

I think WALL-E would have been BETTER if it was live action.

2009-01-13 05:52:08 Robin_

That's in response to Swing Vote, BTW.

2009-01-13 05:48:25 Robin_

This is one of the best casts of 2008, IMHO.

2009-01-13 05:47:57 Robin_

I voted for SlashFilm, but here in California oftentimes our vote doesn't count, so we'll see.

2009-01-13 05:41:42 Robin_

Dane Cook is a shoe in.

2009-01-13 05:34:20 Robin_

Can you keep your mind open about a free Israel?

2009-01-13 05:33:49 Robin_

Just watch Charlie & the Chocolate Factor and you'll be able to experience what he would be like.

2009-01-13 04:39:24 Robin_

Or Eddie Murphy.

2009-01-13 04:38:44 Robin_

"forever" as in "Batman Forever." Which was almost as good as "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-13 04:36:15 Robin_

That's what she said.

2009-01-13 04:35:05 Robin_

No, no catwoman. Boomstick would bittch and moan if it wasn't Tina Fey in the role.

2009-01-13 04:34:47 Robin_

Plus, just like at the beginning of TDK when we see a few seconds of the villain form the first film, the third one will begin with a little of Two Face.

2009-01-13 04:34:05 Robin_

Look, I'm not even sure Ledger is dead yet.

2009-01-13 04:32:44 Robin_

That's because you're too busy advocating the death of Israel. Have some bacon; it'll make you feel better.

2009-01-13 04:30:10 Robin_

She reads lines for a living. I think you use the work "fantastic" a little to liberally.

2009-01-13 04:24:50 Robin_

Well congratulations.

2009-01-13 04:24:10 Robin_

The real Sarah Palin should be a role model; she's been elected to office, she's served her community much more than most people, she has a great family, and she is one of the FEW people to run for V.P. as a female. Since you're so concerned about people making fun of female actresses, you should be supportive of one of the few females to run for the White House.

2009-01-13 04:19:41 Robin_

Yes. Because ONE DAY the GreenMalice will be mentioned at an awards show. Just wait.

2009-01-13 04:17:57 Robin_

Get a room you two. And Angelina Jolie is a wierdo. But that's not sexist because I honestly believe she has a penner. So there.

2009-01-13 04:17:14 Robin_

Get a room you two. And Angelina Jolie is a wierdo. But that's not sexist because I honestly believe she has a penis. So there.

2009-01-13 04:16:57 Robin_

The only reason Tina Fey is famous is because of Sarah Palin. If it wasn't for the accomplished politician, no one would know who Fey is.

2009-01-13 04:15:16 Robin_

Really? I don't think so.

2009-01-13 04:14:10 Robin_

No.

2009-01-13 04:13:51 Robin_

Can we start with Heath Ledger?

2009-01-13 04:13:34 Robin_

CORRECTION: She's a comedienne. I know she's a little manish, but let's not be mean here.

2009-01-13 04:13:10 Robin_

Most impressive…

2009-01-13 04:08:28 Robin_

Why must you swear so much?

2009-01-13 04:08:00 Robin_

I don't think anyone masitcates to the types of films shown at the Drafhouse. Plus, I'm pretty sure public mastication is illegal in Texas. You must be thinking of a different movie place you frequent.

2009-01-13 04:06:16 Robin_

I'm pretty sure these are actually the same movie.

2009-01-13 04:01:48 Robin_

That is true.

2009-01-13 04:01:17 Robin_

I disagree. Can you imagine "Batman & Robin" without Chris O'Donnell? Exactly. You can't. The movie's title wouldn't even make sense. Case closed.

2009-01-13 03:57:47 Robin_

Wow. What did she ever do to you?

2009-01-13 03:56:07 Robin_

I hate her. And i'm not kidding.

2009-01-13 03:44:31 Robin_

Answer = nudity.

2009-01-13 03:39:38 Robin_

And stroked.

2009-01-13 03:37:43 Robin_

Am I the LAST to know that Seth Rogen and Joe Rogen are brothers?

2009-01-13 03:21:30 Robin_

But not "Heath Ledger" overrated.

2009-01-13 03:20:43 Robin_

That doesn't work. I shave mine.

2009-01-13 03:20:15 Robin_

If Chris O'Donnell had swallowed a bottle of Tylenol when "Batmand & Robin" premiered, we would have him on this list.

2009-01-13 03:19:50 Robin_

Plus, they are BOTH movies I haven't seen.

2009-01-13 03:17:33 Robin_

But maybe if the person who did the voice for Wall-E swallows too many pills before Oscar night, Wall-E can get an award for Best Supporting Actor.

2009-01-13 03:16:36 Robin_

There's hardly any good mexican food in Boston. And civil rights? I don't think so. Libs are always trying to take them away.

2009-01-13 03:14:49 Robin_

I think you were watching last year's show.

2009-01-13 03:13:33 Robin_

Any Kinkos, but that's a 5 cents a minute. Or the library.

2009-01-13 03:12:49 Robin_

I can't wait for the talking dolphins.

2009-01-13 03:12:31 Robin_

That's true. And inventing smart female characters is hard.

2009-01-13 03:11:39 Robin_

I am.

2009-01-13 03:10:36 Robin_

Thank God the U.S. invented the internet and television and film so that you can enjoy all of this.

2009-01-13 03:10:16 Robin_

Look at all the piecing, the buttons, it's a really expensive look.

2009-01-13 03:09:11 Robin_

I will probably throw my cat out the window.

2009-01-13 03:08:05 Robin_

Plus, if he was cremated, they can use it as an urn. How cool is that?

2009-01-13 03:06:07 Robin_

Never heard of 'em. Were they in any Batman films?

2009-01-13 03:04:42 Robin_

He basically did for the Joker what Chris O'Donnell did for Robin.

2009-01-13 03:03:41 Robin_

I think it was right up there with "Batman & Robin."

2009-01-13 03:01:25 Robin_

True. I'd say MOST hollywood actors are whack-jobs.

2009-01-13 02:46:59 Robin_

You got it.

2009-01-13 02:46:24 Robin_

They may have been lovers.

2009-01-13 02:33:55 Robin_

Peter won't let us post links.

2009-01-13 02:32:52 Robin_

Of course he's on drugs. He's an actor. That's what they do… Hello, Heath?

2009-01-13 02:32:22 Robin_

Because Americans are simply more civilized. It's hard work bringing up the rest of the world.

2009-01-13 02:31:03 Robin_

Shahkurha does sing some good songs, but I honestly haven't heard much from her in awhile.

2009-01-13 02:29:41 Robin_

I know; being crude and uncivilized is SO cool. I guess only liberals know how to be crude and uncivilized.

2009-01-13 02:28:52 Robin_

Yes, jokes are good in comedy.

2009-01-13 02:25:55 Robin_

I don't think it's too realistic. I mean who has a mustache anymore?

2009-01-13 02:23:25 Robin_

Tremors was a good movie, you're right.

2009-01-13 02:21:28 Robin_

Not with his diet.

2009-01-13 02:19:26 Robin_

I'm pretty sure that's the speeder from Star Wars.

2009-01-13 02:17:30 Robin_

Or just acquaint him with the Olsen Twins, and they'll provide the drugs.

2009-01-13 02:16:20 Robin_

You're right. Plus it had Kim Bassinger, so you can't beat that.

2009-01-13 02:11:53 Robin_

And small in the pants.

2009-01-13 02:08:28 Robin_

Agreed. No one would mistake a 10-story tall terminator for a human. Not even in the future.

2009-01-13 02:07:42 Robin_

Michael Bay = Skynet

2009-01-13 02:06:29 Robin_

That's what she said.

2009-01-13 02:05:01 Robin_

It reminds me of Johnny 5.

2009-01-13 02:04:34 Robin_

But only robot chicks.

2009-01-13 02:03:59 Robin_

WRONG. He DID get screwed in Brokeback.

2009-01-13 02:03:29 J.D.

Pray, do tell what problems you had with TDK….!

2009-01-13 02:02:37 J.D.

PLUS, Heath Ledger is NOT DEAD! He will come out, stage right, and accept the award.

As as for "Doubt," well it's two hours of Hollywood's favorite fetish: molestation / pedophilia. No thanks!

2009-01-13 02:01:17 J.D.

Just wait until Eddie Murphy appears as the Riddler! And if he takes one too many tylenol…. watch out!

2009-01-13 01:59:10 J.D.

They're both unimpressive idiots. The last impressive thing out of either of them was Titanic. And that's only because of James Cameron.

2009-01-13 01:54:53 J.D.

We have. And after watching it again…. I realize that the Joker did make a few more jokes than I had remembered, so I take some of that back. I still like the over-the-top craziness personified by Nicholson, and I wish that Ledger had been a little more eccentric, but this is just a "darker" interpretation. Okay.

2009-01-13 01:52:39 J.D.

I saw the Dark Knight. It was okay.

2009-01-12 08:25:45 J.D.

LEAKED: A photo of the alien in Avatar. Freaky!
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh197/greazysp

2009-01-12 07:13:20 J.D.

I know from PERSONAL experience as Mr. Cameron's house cleaner, that this is just a photo of his bathtub in his 8-room mansion. Maybe I've revealed too much.

2009-01-12 07:00:37 J.D.

Let's not forget that McG created "the O.C." so clearly he is more than qualified to make a Terminator film.

2009-01-11 07:32:51 J.D.

This is McG's Big Adventure.

2009-01-11 07:31:28 J.D.

Besides, Jake Gyllenhaal already topped heath ledger.

2009-01-10 04:01:04 J.D.

Michael J. Fox.

2009-01-09 10:48:08 J.D.

WOW. That would be freaky. But isn't he already in Spiderman?

2009-01-09 10:47:36 J.D.

NO, NO, NO! I meant Ledger…. Heath Ledger is still alive.

2009-01-09 10:45:47 J.D.

I've been saying it for MONTHS: He's still alive…

2009-01-09 02:11:41 J.D.

Brolin's a judge? I guess we can increase our odds of winning by putting our effort into blame-America-first / liberal submissions.

2009-01-08 11:03:03 J.D.

Five minutes in, as soon as Queen Latifah got the audience to chant the Obama mantra "Yes we can" I changed the channel. It is too early for Obama fatigue?

2009-01-08 02:31:31 J.D.

Randy Couture will be an unanticipated highlight. He's got more of a following than the Hollywood people realize.

2009-01-07 02:07:51 J.D.

New inventions only originate in western civilization.

2009-01-01 01:25:08 J.D.

The travel back 50 years only to discover that their country was always a pile of rocks. Doesn't sound very interesting.

2009-01-01 01:22:47 J.D.

The BEST Street Fighter vids have already been made by CollegeHumor.

Trust me: Google "Street Fighter: the later years"

There are 9 episodes — so golden!

2008-12-30 03:12:34 J.D.

Super Mario Bros. 2

2008-12-30 03:09:05 J.D.

Aliens.

And Sigourney Weaver.

2008-12-29 02:48:39 J.D.

Unfortunately, anyone who has worked with Cameron knows he's a male jerkass filmmaker.

2008-12-29 02:46:39 J.D.

And I'm sure Judi Dench has been just WAITING to star in Giligan's Island…

2008-12-29 02:42:03 J.D.

Beyonce is going to be busy; first as the Catwoman in the next Batman, and now this!

2008-12-29 02:39:16 J.D.

2014

2008-12-23 09:36:40 J.D.

Who's interviewing who, here?
"Can you wear glasses with 3D?"
"Was Dark Knight good in IMAX?"
"Wait, they're releasing it in January?"
Seriously, I think he was stoned.

2008-12-23 04:54:29 J.D.

Christian Bale looks weird with a beard.

2008-12-23 04:49:08 J.D.

Yes. That was on last night. I was wondering why no one else had mentioned that.

2008-12-22 02:57:20 J.D.

They're almost like the same movie.

2008-12-22 02:56:05 J.D.

They probably spend half of each episode waxing and shaving.

2008-12-22 02:49:48 J.D.

Liberalism is a mental disorder.

2008-12-21 12:33:49 J.D.

"Clueless." Remember the party in the valley? Christmas decorations everywhere. And then she gets mugged.

2008-12-21 12:32:06 J.D.

I agree. Subtly is key. BUT, remember that John Connor supposedly dies after being killed by Arnold, as explained in part 3.

2008-12-21 05:25:50 J.D.

I think you're thinking of Air Bud.

2008-12-19 09:28:55 J.D.

Just like the New York Times.

2008-12-18 03:32:28 J.D.

I WOULD support Jaden Smith as a character in the next film, so long as he ends up like Keith Ledger, and we never have to see him in a future film.

2008-12-18 03:27:09 J.D.

Chris Farley didn't die; that was Keith Ledger who died.

2008-12-18 03:24:19 J.D.

She was also a communist. True story. Look it up.

2008-12-18 03:22:03 J.D.

Does it really even matter? The character of the Riddler will be stripped of any familiarity, so the villain will be no different than the Joker. Since the Joker hardly made jokes, the Riddler will hardly make riddles.

2008-12-18 03:19:18 J.D.

Take a chill, Pill.

2008-12-18 03:15:12 J.D.

Hey, after he showed how well he can swing from vines in IJ4, he's qualified to use the utility belt javelin hooks in the next Batman.

2008-12-18 03:14:00 J.D.

I agree. And s/he should be a prostitute.

2008-12-18 03:04:33 J.D.

Hey, the National Enquirer broke the John Edwards mistress/baby daddy story LONG before CNN/MSNBC/FOX even new about it. Months later the "mainstream" news confirmed it.

2008-12-18 03:03:24 J.D.

WHAT!!?! New BATMAN gossip: Eddie Murphy as the Riddler, Shia LaBeouf as Robin!

NO JOKE. Google it, since PETER won't let me put up a link!!!!

Also, the ending is a cliffhanger; bomb in Wayne Mansion; uncertain who makes it out!

OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!

2008-12-18 01:53:39 J.D.

WHAT!!?! New BATMAN gossip: Eddie Murphy as the Riddler, Shia LaBeouf as Robin!

NO JOKE. Google it, since PETER won't let me put up a link!!!!

Also, the ending is a cliffhanger; bomb in Wayne Mansion; uncertain who makes it out!

OMG! OMG! OMG!

2008-12-18 01:52:56 J.D.

I'm guessing Wall-E will be Peter's top pic..

2008-12-17 03:07:29 J.D.

These tusken raiders so desperately want to remain living in uncivilized poverty and squalor.

2008-12-17 02:48:08 J.D.

The buzz at Warner Bros is that she's in talks to play Catwoman.

2008-12-16 08:10:02 J.D.

Tyra Banks is in discussions.

2008-12-16 02:57:08 J.D.

I dunno. I spoke with some people at Warner Bros, and they said Tyra Banks was in the running for Catwoman.

2008-12-16 02:51:50 J.D.

I still think Ledger will be back. It was all a ploy to increase ticket sales.

2008-12-16 02:48:43 J.D.

Yeah, but since a cat has 9 lives, that's like 675 in human years. So at 60, she's a spring chicken.

2008-12-16 02:47:13 J.D.

I still see WALL-E every time you guys post this picture.

2008-12-16 02:44:34 J.D.

It's a film. Still needs a plot.

2008-12-15 03:37:14 J.D.

But ET was actually a good movie.

2008-12-15 03:26:08 J.D.

I think someone did this to a "Milk" billboard.

2008-12-14 01:48:33 J.D.

Jurassic Park.

2008-12-14 01:47:06 J.D.

I think the only option now is for us to spraypaint alternative endings on other "Marley & Me" billboards. That way it'll keep people unsure which spoiler is accurate. I propose:

* Jennifer Aniston turns out to be a man
* The dog pulls a Kujo

2008-12-14 01:45:31 J.D.

I watched it last night too. It seems to me that this "remake" might be a "part 2" instead. The ending of the 1951 classic [SPOILER ALERT?] suggested that the alien would come back and destroy the planet if Earth didn't get it's act together. Well, in the commercials for the new one, when asked if he's here to save us, Keanu says "No." And we've seen the destruction in the trailers. So does this mean the alien is returning, since Earthlings didn't learn their lesson about nuclear power?

2008-12-12 02:59:55 J.D.

We can call it "The Mac Attack."

2008-12-11 09:40:39 J.D.

I lied. It was soy milk.

2008-12-11 09:38:14 J.D.

Yeah, but Crash was so over-dramatic about "race relations" that even MadTV had a great skit on that. They said all that was needed at 3:55 in: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TawhBk_ejew

2008-12-11 02:59:25 J.D.

Really? I don't think Ledger's performance was "over the top" enough. He played the Joker — what'd he make, like two jokes? The problem with the Dark Knight and Quantum of Solace, for that matter, is that directors are confusing "dark tone" with "stripping the characters of all their traits."

2008-12-11 02:50:31 J.D.

I had chocolate milk for breakfast.

2008-12-11 02:43:46 J.D.

If the Dark Knight had a liberal agenda undercurrent, it would have done better. Sorry Keith Ledger!

2008-12-10 08:45:01 J.D.

Maybe it's a toomah.

2008-12-04 10:05:00 J.D.

Sandra Bullock says it in T3

2008-12-04 10:03:21 J.D.

But SOMETIMES he swings from vines, so… yeah.

2008-12-02 02:26:20 J.D.

It's like they decided to make a movie out of most of the people on my "most annoying actors" list.

2008-11-26 02:26:27 J.D.

I predict that these new films will have more of a horror/zombie feel to them. Mark my words!

2008-11-20 08:58:05 J.D.

There WILL be a time travel element. Bale's "I'll be back" statement in "context that is 180 degrees reversed" probably means that he'll be saying this on his way back to the past. Of course, it will probably be his future dad saying it.

2008-11-20 08:57:13 J.D.

How about a movie about Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean who have been in solitary confinement for the past 18 months for shooting a drug-smuggling illegal alien (who has since been released!)?

How about a movie from the perspective of a mom & pop business that goes under because they cannot compete with businesses which are able to offer lower prices by nature of exploiting illegal immigration?

How about a movie from the perspective of a low-wage American (or legal immigrant) who is having his wages undercut by illegal aliens willing to work for illegal wages?

How about a movie about the innocent young black kids being killed from coast to coast by illegal alien gang members in MS-13? And the Los Angeles city council members who continue to encourage illegal immigration regardless?

I guess Sean Penn and Harry Ford don’t care about these people…

2008-11-13 16:42:37 J.D.

It should be a picture of the “child version” or the “old man version” of Brad Pitt.

And then just have his name on there “BRAD PITT” — that would get people talking.

2008-11-12 15:00:36 J.D.

MTV regularly uses a female narrator for commercials about upcoming shows.

In an odd way, I’ve never really noticed it and the female voice is somewhat soothing. Almost subliminal.

We all became familiar with a female voice first (our mother’s, while in the womb), so perhaps there is something there.

Watch MTV and pay attention; it’s surprising how much they use a female narrator.

2008-11-11 14:59:29 J.D.

Maybe it will be about underwater zombies.

2008-11-10 18:24:03 J.D.

Perhaps the phrase, “Come with me if you want to live” is a password so that a human knows he’s dealing with another human.

Maybe the robots — ehum, cyborgs — catch onto this and have subsequently used it in the earlier films.

2008-11-07 22:29:00 J.D.

Sadly, he was simply using the toilet when a large T-Rex suddenly bit him in half.

2008-11-05 19:38:21 J.D.

@ Bull: You voted for Obama because you are a brain-washed person full of arrogance, hate, and divisive view of the world.

Seriously, who votes for MORE government in their life? I guess all of Hitler’s minions did…

2008-11-05 17:14:04 J.D.

It would be cool ONLY if they got Shia for the role.

2008-11-05 17:11:58 J.D.

Some facts left out of the debate:

Fidel Castro endorsed him.

Hugo Chavez endorsed him.

Hamas endorsed him.

Does this not raise a red flag (literally) for anyone?

2008-11-05 17:11:05 J.D.

This is going to be a very different film than T2, no doubt. The nice thing about the earlier films is that they were set in present day, and only gave a small look at the future. Now that the future is going to be on full display, it’s going to lose some of its appeal, I think.

Either way, hopefully they don’t make it into some “racial diversity, liberalism is wonderful” sentiment movie. They’ve got to be careful with the whole “humanity is beautiful” stuff.

The tone will be the most difficult thing to get right.

2008-10-23 14:01:14 J.D.

Judi Dench?

2008-10-21 20:10:07 J.D.

POSSIBLE SPOILER: A British paper is reporting that the film “sees a bad guy travel back through time in a bid to kill Kirk before he becomes the Enterprise-commanding hero.”

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/film/article1820569.ece

2008-10-17 03:43:31 J.D.

I saw it too. The difference: Spock’s ears point downwards. Pointy earlobes.

2008-10-15 02:31:54 J.D.

I think I saw these in Cloverfield…

2008-10-10 17:44:58 J.D.

TWO PREDICTIONS:

(1) The FBI terrorism thriller will result in the Muslim guy who is interrogated being found innocent, and the plot the result of some evil white people (bankers, neo nazis, etc.).

(2) The ICE television show will make law enforcement out to be the bad guys for enforcing the rule of law against illegal aliens.

2008-10-06 16:42:26 J.D.

HONESTLY, as much as I don’t want to admit it, I think that if you took the scripts for National Treasure and replaced Nick Cage with Harrison Ford and Jon Voight with Sean Connery, you’d have an Indy film that fits the Indy “feel” we’ve come to expect.

Seriously, next time you see Nat. Treasure 1 or 2, just imagine it with the Indy actors (and turn the bad guys into Nazis) and it would be a pretty good addition to the original trilogy.

2008-10-05 22:50:27 J.D.

SPIKE LEE IS IN TROUBLE AGAIN:

“Italian war veterans denounce ‘insulting’ Spike Lee film”
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article4853669.ece

“Italian partisan organisations are to stage protests tomorrow at the Italian premiere of Spike Lee’s film Miracle at St. Anna, which they say is full of lies, and insults the memory of the Italian Resistance during the Second World War.”

“Miracle at St. Anna, which highlights the role of African-American soldiers in the war, suggests that anti-Fascist partisans indirectly caused the atrocity by first taking refuge in the village and then abandoning the villagers to their fate.”

“It even shows a partisan named Rodolfo collaborating with the Nazis. This runs directly counter to the accepted Italian version of events, which is that the slaughter was not a reprisal but an unprovoked act of brutality and that the hunt for partisans was a pretext.”

. . . .

2008-09-30 15:49:29 J.D.

IT WOULD BE GREAT if Ebert continued to reply to ALL of his e-mails this way. I imagine it would go something like this:

***

Dear Mr. Ebert, I feel inclined to call attention to your missed viewing opportunity of the quite hilarious film titled, “Disaster Movie.” I do question why you chose against reviewing this fine film. I found it comical, and believe it to be perhaps the most humorous film of the summer. Why, might I ask, do you not review similar films?

Regards.

****

Hey, bro, I wuz buzier than $#i+, @d they never shoed it b4 hand. I peeped in the IMDb and saw it zoomed to #1 as the low$ie$t flic of all time, wit @ [email protected] UZer Rating of 1.3. U liked it? Wat up wit dat?

— Da Eb-man

2008-09-26 20:04:40 J.D.

First “Cars” and now a “Gecko”….. will they offer us insurance in the middle of the film?

2008-09-26 16:32:46 J.D.

What, is that R2-D4?

2008-09-23 14:08:03 J.D.

So by playing the game, they are controlling their world…. Uh, why don’t they “control their world” the normal way, and not go through the game?

2008-09-22 13:53:20 J.D.

A wall along the U.S.-Mexico border? I like this movie already.

2008-09-17 14:30:12 J.D.

OH BOY, we know what happens when you get LeBeouf AND monkeys in the same film….

2008-09-16 00:00:01 J.D.

Other marketing ideas:

“You’re all clear, kid! Now let’s blow this thing and go home!”

“Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?”

“This is Red 5, I’m going in!”

“Into the garbage chute, flyboy!”

2008-09-15 20:30:31 J.D.

* Whoah…*

2008-09-15 14:14:40 J.D.

CORRECTION: Ebert cannot “talk.” He sure can speak, via written word, as his venomous column today illustrates. Apparently he is now an elitist political commentator on Sarah Palin:

“And how can a politician her age have never have gone to Europe? My dad had died, my mom was working as a book-keeper and I had a job at the local newspaper when, at 19, I scraped together $240 for a charter flight to Europe. I had Arthur Frommer’s $5 a Day under my arm, started in London, even rented a Vespa and drove in the traffic of Rome. A few years later, I was able to send my mom, along with the $15 a Day book.”

“You don’t need to be a pointy-headed elitist to travel abroad. You need curiosity and a hunger to see the world. What kind of a person (who has the money) arrives at the age of 44 and has only been out of the country once, on an official tour to Iraq? Sarah Palin’s travel record is that of a provincial, not someone who is equipped to deal with global issues.”

2008-09-11 20:15:16 J.D.

Yep, my first thought was: “That’s Corey Feldman!”

2008-09-11 15:27:00 J.D.

^ more like “Fight the Homeless”

2008-09-10 22:00:57 J.D.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I repeatedly suggested this about 6 months ago…

And I’m going to assume that McG read /Film and my comments, and that I’m personally responsible for this great development.

There’s no reason why there cannot be dozens of Schwarzeneggers running around the battlefields.

2008-09-10 21:08:18 J.D.

ha, ha! We ALL saw Lucas at 1:55. Too funny.

No, that’s one of the characters from Casino Royale. Actor Giancarlo Giannini, as mentioned above.

But maybe Jar-Jar will make an appearance… “Meeza wantsa be a speezel agent!”

2008-09-09 22:58:01 J.D.

@ Fab.

Take a chill pill. It’s not a whites-only world. Whites are a minority on this planet.

I think the main reason Will Smith was downplayed is because he JUST made a superhero film that nobody watched.

2008-09-09 14:50:32 J.D.

An UNKNOWN would be a good choice. Someone random who was either a child actor or a current soap actor. No joke.

2008-09-09 13:36:50 J.D.

If you DON’T have freedom of religion, you have a government telling you what religion to believe.

Look what just happened in France today (a place with no ‘freedom of religion’ clause in their founding documents):

“Scientologists charged with fraud in France”
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSL820153620080908?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&rpc=22&sp=true

I’m no scientologist, but if someone wants to believe that aliens put us here, so be it. Tell them they’re wrong. That’s fine.

But once you get to the point where you’re trying to BAN or regulate religion — which I believe is Maher’s ultimate desire — then you get to the point where the government is telling you what to believe.

Regardless of your beliefs (atheist/Muslim/whatever), that’s bad for us all. Do you want a gov’t that says: “Christianity: Good; Judaism: Bad” etc., etc.?

I would hope not. But that’s the direction Bill’s taking us whether he understands that or not.

2008-09-08 20:35:43 J.D.

AND, she even has a MySpace account! Ha, ha!

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=39065223

2008-09-08 18:15:19 J.D.

Just bring back Annie Potts!!!

2008-09-08 18:14:40 J.D.

@ “class of criminal”

Your apoplectic, uninformed response is what’s troubling. Why do you feel so threatened by freedom of religion?

One of the main things that led to the creation of this country was religious freedom. You can be a Christian, a Mormon, an agnostic, a Muslim, a Protestant, a Jew, an atheist, etc., etc.

There is NO OTHER PLACE ON THE PLANET that has allowed for such freedom of belief. There is no other country that protect such freedom so vigorously. Do you realize that there isn’t even a First Amendment right to basic free speech even in France?!

I don’t care what you or Bill believe in.

The problem is that both of you seem to REALLY CARE about about what others believe in.

Mocking others’ beliefs smacks of intolerance and downright hate. But hey, this movie is free speech. Go ahead and mock people. But don’t get uppity when people find you to be bigoted, offensive, and intolerant of religious freedom.

And for the record, I don’t even consider myself religious.

2008-09-08 16:46:46 J.D.

Murder mystery? Lemme guess… The white man did it.

2008-09-08 15:00:33 J.D.

The problem is not with people being atheists or believing in a god. The problem is that Bill Maher is MORE than an atheist: he hates religion and despises those who are religious.

That’s much different than being an atheist.

If he wants people to respect his beliefs, he should respect the beliefs of others. That’s the whole basis of our country.

2008-09-08 13:44:15 J.D.

I can’t wait to hear the show open with:

“The following takes place between 2007 and 2009…”

2008-09-07 15:56:00 J.D.

Maybe they can trim his mustache get him to play a glorified Hitler in his next film. Sure, the Nazis didn’t kill as many people as Che and his commie friends, but it could still be good.

We should celebrate murderous, fascist thugs like Che whenever possible. It’s just so wonderful…

Idiots.

2008-09-07 14:17:37 J.D.

Bring back Annie Potts!

2008-09-05 02:25:17 J.D.

Why does Renee Zellweger always make me annoyed? I don’t see here in a period piece. Didn’t she try to speak with an Irish accent in some film recently?

Ugh. Why couldn’t they find a hot unknown actress?

2008-09-05 01:12:50 J.D.

George Lucas has already suggested that the director simply reedit “A Beautiful Mind” and then CGI Paul Bettany’s face and beard over Russel Crowe’s face.

And maybe throw in Jar-Jar as one of the species Darwin studies…

2008-09-04 20:31:03 J.D.

Bloody nudity…. Now that sounds like a party.

2008-09-04 16:03:05 J.D.

It’ll happen just like it always does: hardly anyone will go see it, and the leftists in the Oscar Academy will nominate it for an award; probably for ‘best picture.’

That’s my prediction.

2008-09-04 03:18:35 J.D.

It looks like a GIANT WALL-E!!!!!!!!

2008-09-03 15:05:42 J.D.

It’ll be better than the Dark Knight….

2008-09-02 02:49:16 J.D.

SPOILER ALERT: He gets shot at the end of the film.

2008-08-29 15:45:59 J.D.

Guys, I ate sushi last weekend, so I know what I’m talking about. The Japanese just cannot relate to the Dark Knight, okay?

2008-08-29 14:24:21 J.D.

@ T-1337: Nope. I’m hoping that Peter’s first post when he returns is titled “28 Days Later.”

Look out for the zombies, Pete!

2008-08-28 19:03:39 J.D.

This will rank up there with Waterworld as one of the biggest, over-budget failures at the box office.

It might be decent, but just as many people who went and saw “Cold Mountain” will go to see this film.

2008-08-28 13:37:26 J.D.

Maybe they’re trying to raise money; no studio wants to put up the funds for ANOTHER Spiderman movie…

2008-08-27 20:07:51 J.D.

Rumor has it that the movie is slated to go up against “Myspace of Solace” in early 2010.

2008-08-27 18:39:19 J.D.

^ of course there will be problems. There’s a headless terminator looking for his lost head right now.

2008-08-27 14:11:17 J.D.

It looks just like Keith.

2008-08-27 14:02:03 J.D.

What if we have it ALL backwards? Maybe the movie stars the original cast, and there is about 15 minutes of flashback to the younger cast…

2008-08-26 17:48:18 J.D.

Why would EITHER of them be in this film?

2008-08-26 14:53:59 J.D.

Can’t wait ’till they come out with Underverse Underoos.

2008-08-25 21:26:26 J.D.

So she’s done with her drunk driving community service, huh?

2008-08-25 20:00:27 J.D.

It leaves me wishing that Keith Ledger had been a little bit more funny in the DK.

“Why so serious” is the right question. He was supposed to be the Joker, and besides the magic trick at the beginning, there wasn’t much joking.

2008-08-25 15:56:49 J.D.

The Russians aren’t going to be happy with a “Red Son” adaptation… (not that it matters).

But hell, they got their panties in a knot about Indiana Jones fighting the Soviets in 1957.

“We weren’t in the U.S. looking for magic skulls!” etc., etc.

On second thought, they probably would be happy to see the U.S. attacked by a commie superman.

2008-08-22 20:21:37 J.D.

“I’m more in the future…” Yeah, why don’t we just just digitally-impose a fedora on Ford in Bladerunner, and then rename it “Indiana Jones and the Search for the Robot Woman”….

Christ oh mighty…

2008-08-22 15:16:27 J.D.

There’s a lot of red tape in foreign countries, even more so than you get in the U.S. Plus, most other countries are about two decades behind the U.S. in everything else anyway, so the delay is to be expected in Germany and elsewhere…

2008-08-22 14:24:39 J.D.

“My role in Karate Kid IV prepared me to portray Amelia Earhart. The roles are similar, and both characters faced unparalleled adversity. I think each film will contribute greatly to American cinema, and world history.”

— Hilary Swank (Interview, 2/28/08)

2008-08-20 20:53:49 J.D.

I think Stone said: “Hey, do you want a job? We’ll pay you. And lunches will be catered.”

Seriously, can Brolin afford to pass up anything he gets offered?

2008-08-20 18:59:31 J.D.

I know where it’s from:

…it’s from the future.

2008-08-20 16:59:17 J.D.

I think the eyes light up red. I want one!

2008-08-20 13:53:22 J.D.

True, but the world is going to end in 2012 anyway, so I don’t think it matters all that much.

2008-08-19 22:29:31 J.D.

BiG FAiL. Obviously, this movie is not seeking to get liberals at the box office. They hope that conservatives will flock to the movie because it is one of the FEW movies that mock liberals.

Unfortunately for the filmmakers, most conservatives don’t think that Moore’s anti-Americanism is just a “joke.” They don’t find suicide bombers to be “comedy.” So not too many conservatives will go to the movie either.

Result is failure.

2008-08-16 16:59:58 J.D.

Awesome.

2008-08-16 13:00:42 J.D.

Meh. The fan base for the Watchmen is so small that it won’t do all that well in theaters. So if you want to see it, you had better see it in the first two weeks.

2008-08-15 19:38:09 J.D.

I KNOW: How about Ellen Degeneres as a villain?!

OR, we could totally have McLovin as a bad guy!

Jezzusss…

2008-08-15 18:38:30 J.D.

Can I just say that /Film is the best film blog on the internet?

I’ve looked around and can’t find anything that comes close.

Looking forward to the makeover!

Thx

2008-08-15 14:57:19 J.D.

Bottom line: NONE of the characters already introduced in the other films will be back.

HOWEVER, the suggestion that Hush makes an appearance is spot on.

Hush is credited with creating the Joker, Riddler, Poison Ivy, etc.

It would be a perfect transition into the older films.

HUSH it is.

2008-08-15 14:09:43 J.D.

FAiL. BiG TiME.

2008-08-15 13:58:51 J.D.

I want Tori Spelling as Catwoman.

Honestly, although I’m not a big fan of Jim Carey, he nailed that role dead on already.

Is the Batman villain universe really all that small?

2008-08-14 20:44:14 J.D.

I thought all the penguins died of global warming in the first happy feet.

2008-08-13 20:50:16 J.D.

SO this was Bernie Mac’s last film then? That’s so sad….

2008-08-13 17:51:43 J.D.

As long as they bring Jennifer Aniston back, it’s going to be GREAT.

…not.

2008-08-13 17:21:33 J.D.

Let me add to Ohiofile’s list:

“John Williams: More Lazy than Ever” — Watch (and listen) as Williams cuts and pastes from all of the previous Indy films. Unlike all of the movie-specific themes present in previous films, Crystal Skull had none whatsoever. Be amazed as you discover how even simple tracks such as the “sinking of the Coronado” theme in the Last Crusade was oddly rehashed.

2008-08-12 20:33:43 J.D.

Dragon’s got a point. And it’s applicable to Charmed as well. Hello? It’s in San Francisco — the population is 1/3 Asian! Maybe I didn’t see enough episodes, but I don’t remember too many Asian characters.

I remember thinking this a few years back when a show about female lawyers in S.F. came out — there were NO Asians! So ridiculous.

I think I found it: It was called “Girl’s Club.” And it lasted for a few episodes.

2008-08-12 18:31:44 J.D.

How can they do Hawaii Five-O without the same theme music?!?

And yep, I miss Charmed too… although I watched only about 3 episodes, ha, ha. I just saw part of one the other day and although they’re SUPPOSED to be in San Francisco, the Los Angeles city skyline was so obviously not S.F. It’s as if they knew they were low-budget and didn’t care.

And that’s what I miss. I also miss Doherty on the all new Scare Tactics.

2008-08-12 15:40:15 J.D.

Yep, it has much potential. I can appeal to the “300” crowd.

Of course, it can be totally cheap if done poorly.

2008-08-12 13:28:07 J.D.

You’re good a making up caricatures. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’m a lawyer. I’m an artist. I hung out at a gay bar this weekend…!

All I’m saying is that nearly EVERY anti-war film made over the past decade has failed miserably. I’m sure you know this.

And OF COURSE I enjoy movies made by leftist potheads; but movies ABOUT leftist potheads just aren’t doing all that well lately. :)

2008-08-12 01:19:16 J.D.

To JJ and MKoch —

You’re missing the point. Anyone can protest, condemn, or respond anyway they want. Go and protest this movie; who cares.

But it crosses a line when one tries to get the GOVERNMENT to PUNISH you for your speech (provided it’s not aimed at an illegal purpose).

Not that I want to defend them, but O’Reilly and friends have never called for the government to punish someone based on free, non-illegal speech. Yeah they’ve condemned it, but who cares?

And if you REALLY believe that fascism is a product of the right, please go re-educate yourself. For fascism to exist, you need a BIG, centralized government with much control over the people. Now which ideology wants small government? That would be the conservative ideology. Liberals believe government is the answer to everything, while conservatives believe government IS the problem. Just look at the health care debate: liberals want to get the government involved! That’s ALWAYS their solution: “Let us control it; depend on us!”

Hitler wanted an all-powerful government (and promised gov’t-health care). He destroyed organized religion. He was NOT a conservative or right-winger of any type. The ideas of limited government were not on his radar.

Maybe this will explain the link better:
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YjBiYzdhODQwNmE0MTc5Y2M0NmM2ZGY4MWRhMTkxYjA=

2008-08-12 01:12:09 J.D.

/\ I’m pretty sure the Shia comment was meant to be sarcastic.

2008-08-12 00:39:03 J.D.

“It’s so easy even a gay cowboy can do it.”

2008-08-11 20:32:10 J.D.

I hope at some point he yells: “Caaaasssiddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!”

2008-08-11 19:41:13 J.D.

/\ Exactly. Unfortunately, the left takes it a step further and seeks to get the government to silence you. That’s fascism.

2008-08-11 14:35:32 J.D.

FAIL. No one wants to watch a hippie-filled, anti-war movie about rioting black panthers and hallucinating druggies.

Of course, that doesn’t stop the pill-popping leftist actors in hollywood from wanting to be in such a film; they’re desperate for a purpose and by reliving a fictional account of ’60s potheads they think they’ve done something for the world.

So sad.

2008-08-11 13:54:46 J.D.

Jon, the above commenter, speaks like a fascist — just like all of those who believe in the idea of “hate speech.”

There is no such thing as “hate speech.” It’s a creation by power-hungry people who want to control what comes out of your mouth. THEY believe that THEY can identify “hate speech” and then shut you down.

And then they want the government to punish you. This is liberal fascism and it must be called what it is.

You never hear conservatives speaking about “hate speech.” It’s always a product of the far left…. the same ideology that believes in big government controlling your life.

2008-08-11 13:47:06 J.D.

Shia LeBouf’s character seems interesting as well.

2008-08-08 21:00:30 J.D.

I think we need a Short Round spin-off first.

2008-08-07 21:20:30 J.D.

Make Cop Rogan the twin brother of Stoner Rogan.

I’m not a big fan of the movies, but it would be huge and profitable.

Then all three could be sold in a pack.

2008-08-07 19:46:59 J.D.

FUN FACT: Something happened to Harrison Ford’s hand during the filming of “Temple of Doom.” Somewhere during the mine chase scene, he has a bandage around his hand. No explanation. At the very end when he’s walking back into town with all the kids, he’s got a fully white cast around his wrist.

2008-08-07 15:22:13 J.D.

Hitler also wanted religion abolished. Religion was — and continues to be — a threat to all-powerful government. The founders put this nation “under God” for a reason. They knew that politicians seek to BE god. Recall that all the kings of the Old World considered themselves to be “chosen by god.”

Really, it’s only the power-hungry who despise religion. The “threat” of religion is one big myth. No one will force me to believe anything…. unless, of course, the government forces me to.

2008-08-05 21:46:20 J.D.

Am I the ONLY one who finds this guy creepy?

Something about him is just odd and uncomfortable.

2008-08-05 17:59:43 J.D.

He has a point. What made the other films interesting was the LIMITED amount of cast members. A woman, her son, one or two machines.

This film looks to have a LARGE cast and possibly DOZENS of terminators.

With such a large ensemble, it will be difficult to focus on the human element.

2008-08-05 16:37:03 J.D.

Maybe since Crystal Skull had the aliens, the X-Files will involve an ancient, mystical relic???

2008-07-17 20:29:00 J.D.

I don’t get it; liberals ARE racist. So what’s the other “face” going to be?

2008-07-17 18:31:08 J.D.

/\ Maybe if Ferrell did a voice in Wall-E this site would like him more… :)

2008-07-17 17:08:04 J.D.

I think I saw Willie Scott…

2008-07-17 17:06:25 J.D.

Will Farrell = Will Fail

2008-07-17 16:47:28 J.D.

I’m thinking that the upcoming films will have to be based on a search for the time-travel device (which is likely heavily defended by Skynet). The final film in this series will end with Connor dying while trying to stop Skynet from sending a “bad” Arnold back to the early mid-80s, then, someone sending a “good” Arnold back to the early 90s as they unsuccessfully try to stop Skynet from sending back liquid cop guy, and then a final send back of another “good Arnie” and the female terminator.

So the whole thing is a loop.

2008-07-16 20:09:30 J.D.

There is still a ‘slickness’ that exists in T2 that I hope they don’t abandon. I feel this might have too unique of a documentary/gritty style to it. There’s just that James Cameron stylized feeling that I miss…

Of course, more than 50 seconds would help the analysis!

2008-07-16 18:51:47 J.D.

What would be the plot? He wins every gold metal at the summer Olympics?

Hell, he could win the silver and bronze as well by finishing three times in a row.

2008-07-15 15:50:52 J.D.

The more I see darker versions of Star Wars (video games, animated series, concept art), I’m beginning to think that all 6 films need to be re-shot.

2008-07-15 15:49:13 J.D.

I already saw Forrest Gump. That was enough.

2008-07-15 15:46:10 J.D.

Matt H is right. First thing I saw in the tattoo was the female reproduction tract. The alien planet is probably all female.

2008-07-11 20:48:54 J.D.

@ edog

Thanks for responding. I’m simply surprised that there has been such trepidation and apprehension from the media elite since 9/11 about using muslims as terrorists in fictional films. There’s more justification for making muslim terrorists the “bad guys” than ever before, just like there was logic in making the “bad guys” the Soviets during the Cold War. I can’t remember anyone getting apoplectic about the Soviets being the “bad guys” in Red Dawn — it seems Hollywood acknowledgedly the threat back then. Today, now that the nuke-seeking enemy is largely muslim, it seems as if Hollywood doesn’t want to acknowledge that fact.

Certainly whites and non-whites can be “bad guys” in television. I think ’24’ is a great example of how people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds can be terrorists. But remember how a couple of seasons ago, when the fictional terrorists WERE muslim, the producers felt it necessary to have Kiefer make a 30-second statement at every commercial break? Here’s the ridiculous, overly-sensitive statement, verbatim:

“Hi. My name is Kiefer Sutherland. And I play counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer on Fox’s ’24’. I would like to take a moment to talk to you about something that I think is very important. Now while terrorism is obviously one of the most critical challenges facing our nation and the world, it is important to recognize that the American Muslim community stands firmly beside their fellow Americans in denouncing and resisting all forms of terrorism. So in watching 24, please, bear that in mind.”

Jesus, it’s so patronizing and pathetic. Why wasn’t there a similar disclaimer last season, e.g.: “Not all Chinese want to kill you. Not all Russians are bad people.” Yada, yada.

Bottom line: Since radial jihadists attacked us on 9/11, Hollywood has been scarred about even breaching the relationship between Islam and terrorism. It’s a head-in-the-sand mentality that will kill us.

As for your television list, I think you have to admit it’s pretty unpersuasive. Sydney Bristow wasn’t battling Muslims in any memorable storylines; LOST’s Sayid was briefly thought to be a terrorist, but it’s not like the island is trying to kill him, nor is he trying to blow up the island; the Unit I’m just not familiar with, but that might be a good example. As for the short-lived Sleeper Cell, do you see how Hollywood felt it necessary to make the “good guy” FBI agent a “practicing Muslim” so that when he goes after the jihadists, the producers can feel better about themselves? And those “jihadists,” interestingly, included a white european woman, a hispanic, and a gay muslim. So ridiculous.

As for your movies, Ironman and the Kingdom are good counterpoints. Thank you for those. But the 9/11 movie and Black Hawk Down are both semi-documentaries and I don’t think it possible for writers to avoid reality there.

We’ll see what happens to Red Dawn II. True, the Chinese would make a good enemy. But I can assure there would be plenty of fear and trepidation coming out of Hollywood on the idea of offending the Chinese. But if a producer thinks that a film like Red Dawn — which was memorable because it involved a real enemy — can be remade with an enemy that has no bearing on reality, the only “bomb” he should be worry about is his own film…

2008-07-10 16:35:53 J.D.

@ edog

Thanks for responding. I’m simply surprised that there has been such trepidation and apprehension from the media elite since 9/11 about using muslims as terrorists in fictional films. There’s more justification for making muslim terrorists the “bad guys” than ever before, just like there was logic in making the “bad guys” the Soviets during the Cold War. I can’t remember anyone getting apoplectic about the Soviets being the “bad guys” in Red Dawn — it seems Hollywood acknowledgedly the threat back then. Today, now that the nuke-seeking enemy is largely muslim, it seems as if Hollywood doesn’t want to acknowledge that fact.

Certainly whites and non-whites can be “bad guys” in television. I think ’24’ is a great example of how people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds can be terrorists. But remember how a couple of seasons ago, when the fictional terrorists WERE muslim, the producers felt it necessary to have Kiefer make a 30-second statement at every commercial break? Here’s the ridiculous, overly-sensitive statement, verbatim:

“Hi. My name is Kiefer Sutherland. And I play counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer on Fox’s ’24’. I would like to take a moment to talk to you about something that I think is very important. Now while terrorism is obviously one of the most critical challenges facing our nation and the world, it is important to recognize that the American Muslim community stands firmly beside their fellow Americans in denouncing and resisting all forms of terrorism. So in watching 24, please, bear that in mind.”

Jesus, it’s so patronizing and pathetic. Why wasn’t there a similar disclaimer last season, e.g.: “Not all Chinese want to kill you. Not all Russians are bad people.” Yada, yada.

Bottom line: Since radial jihadists attacked us on 9/11, Hollywood has been scarred about even breaching the relationship between Islam and terrorism. It’s a head-in-the-sand mentality that will kill us.

As for your television list, I think you have to admit it’s pretty unpersuasive. Sydney Bristow wasn’t battling Muslims in any memorable storylines; LOST’s Sayid was briefly thought to be a terrorist, but it’s not like the island is trying to kill him, nor is he trying to blow up the island; the Unit I’m just not familiar with, but that might be a good example. As for the short-lived Sleeper Cell, do you see how Hollywood felt it necessary to make the “good guy” FBI agent a “practicing Muslim” so that when he goes after the jihadists, the producers can feel better about themselves? And those “jihadists,” interestingly, included a white european woman, a hispanic, and a gay muslim. So ridiculous.

As for your movies, Ironman and the Kingdom are good counterpoints. Thank you for those. But the 9/11 movie and Black Hawk Down are both semi-documentaries and I don’t think it possible for writers to avoid reality there.

We’ll see what happens to Red Dawn II. True, the Chinese would make a good enemy. But I can assure there would be plenty of fear and trepidation coming out of Hollywood on the idea of offending the Chinese. But if a producer thinks that a film like Red Dawn — which was memorable because it involved a real enemy — can be remade with an enemy that has no bearing on reality, the only “bomb” he should be worry about is his own film.

2008-07-10 14:37:37 J.D.

@ Broomstick.

You’re an American. The jihadists don’t care what you look like or if you call yourself a “Muslim-American.” They’d fly you into a building just as soon as they’d slit your throat. So don’t direct your anger at me.

Maybe Broomstick, the Capitan, and Edog can all work together and come up with a list of post-9/11 movies and shows that have fictionalized muslim terrorists. Until then, none of you have addressed any of my points. Hollywood has been frightened into removing all ties between muslims and terrorism since the twin towers fell. It’s as simple as that. So now we have G.I. Joe battling a scottish gun runner. Ha! We’ve grown so scared to the point where it’s becoming politically incorrect to even mention that millions of muslims all over the world (assuming that at least 10% of muslims worldwide are jihadist terrorists) want to kill us all.

Why has the attack on U.S. soil strengthened hollywood’s resolve to disregard the obvious?

(Math: 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide. 10% = over 100 million.)

2008-07-09 21:05:55 J.D.

@ edog

Besides ’24’ — which has terrorists of all racial backgrounds — do tell how many muslim terrorists have been the focus of storylines POST-9/11. I’d like to see your list.

Nevertheless, you’ve missed my point entirely.

The point: p.c.-liberal-hollywood types are SO scared to make terrorists Muslims these days that we get white neo-nazis blowing up Baltimore in ‘Sum of All Fears’ rather than the jihadists who did it in the book. We get ‘extremist white guys’ apparently being the bad guys in the forthcoming G.I.-Joe film. We get white terrorists in ‘Live Free or Die Hard.’ We get white terrorists in the ‘Borne Ultimatum.’ Even James Bond, who once openly fought Soviets (which made sense considering that they were the world’s biggest threat at the time), has not yet found himself fighting the modern threat of jihad. Instead, he’s fighting newspaper editors, money launderers, Koreans, and more Russians.

It’s as if the jihadists were so effective with their 9/11 attack to the point where hollywood is so scared to even raise the idea of muslims being terrorists anymore. Yeah, we had True Lies before 9/11, but isn’t the idea of “middle easterners as terrorists” much more relevant today than ever before?

2008-07-09 19:43:46 J.D.

Of course, with P.C. Hollywood, the “terrorists” will be right-wing white guys… just like the “terrorists” in ‘Sum of All Fears’ transmorphed from muslims to skinheads…

Now if this movie has a bunch of American-loving kids hunting down jihadist sleeper cells, then you’d have something.

Let’s see what happens…

2008-07-09 18:47:54 J.D.

/\ Yep. Probably because there has been nearly NO advertising… and THAT’s probably because it’s going to suck, unfortunately.

2008-07-08 15:43:52 J.D.

More worth seeing than Hancock.

2008-07-08 15:41:51 J.D.
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If you’ve ever had to check IDs as I have, you know that the lack of standardization across the country makes the job very difficult, if not impossible. And when we’re talking about the ability to board an airplane, the concern is even more acute.

Some state drivers licenses are as crappy as a high school ID card; just a piece of paper with a shoddy lamination job. Yet “unknowns” — aka illegal aliens — can open bank accounts, enter gov’t buildings, and board mass transit with them. It’s foolish to suggest this is a good thing.

If you want to learn about how PASS ID is a great thing for those who wish to kill us all, read this:

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And do Americans think that gov't control of health care with actually RESULT in lower costs?

I think that's the next question CNN should ask.

Also, Americans should be asked whether they mind waiting 3 years to see a dentist as the Brits do under their gov't run health care.
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Gore wants you to give the Gov't money so Pelosi can change the weather.

Liberal politics hasn't evolved in centuries.
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YOU COULD CUT THE uninsured population in HALF by doing nothing more than enforcing immigration laws. Deport all 20 million, and the problem is halfway solved.

Offering "free" health care to anyone who can successfully evade our border patrol will GUARANTEE the program collapses.
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REMEMBER: Just a couple of months ago, Bloomberg said “Let ’em come!” on the issue of illegal aliens.

He NEVER said that they shouldn’t get licenses. It’s pretty easy to say the following: “Illegal aliens should never be given drivers licenses.”

But he didn’t say that. This goes well beyond guns. But he doesn’t get that. He supports illegal immigration.

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