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    Because it was just a terrible movie based on the dumbest concept ever. They pretty much just took every bad alien invasion movie in the world and slapped the name of a board game over it. And a good cast? Uh... Liam Neeson was barely in it. The rest of the actors in it suck major ***. First, it had the terrible actor from both John Carter and Wolverine in it, which are both pretty dreadful movies as it is. Then you put in Rihanna, another freaking rapper that thinks they know how to act. Finally, it was pretty much the plot from that god awful Battle Los Angeles movie, just on water. It had no development, bland action scenes, and some of the worst dialog ever. Oh yeah, and did I mention it was based on a freaking board game?!

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    Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society - After spending the last 3 weeks watching both seasons to GitS SAC, it now comes to the moment to watch SSS. This movie is quite good, but I do have some mixed feelings on it. First, this was obviously supposed to be a full season's plotline crammed into 2 hours as there is so much information thrown at you in one sitting that it makes it hard to follow at times. I've seen this movie about 10 times now and I still cannot figure out every little detail going on. The other downside to it being a movie is that it does not allow any of the other characters to be developed, especially the rookies who we know next to nothing about. On the other hand, it is more GitS set in the SAC universe and that is just down right awesome enough for me. Overall, I give it an 8/10.
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    Just finished watching Star Trek Into Darkness and LOVED it even more than the first!
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    Star Trek (2009): An excellent much needed reboot of a long running franchise after it crashed with Nemesis and Enterprise, i'm a Trek fan (not Trekkie) myself and i should say JJ brought back a dead franchise and made it cool again and more mainstream, saw this 5 times in theaters.

    Star Trek Into Darkness: Great sequel, i liked it as much as the first reboot.

    Frankenhooker on blu-ray: Remember this campy yet charming 1990 cult classic from Frank Heinlotter (Director of "Basket Case")? a very fun and bloody horror comedy that is a spoof on Frankenstein obviously about a man who just lost his girlfriend in a lawnmower accident as he finds body parts from hookers and creates one himself. The blu-ray from Snyapse has excellent picture and sound with nice extras, a definite must own blu-ray for fans of the genre.

    Evil Dead 2 on 25th Anniversary blu-ray: Always liked this since i was 6 when it first hit video and thought it was a crazy and hilarious sequel, lots of kinetic energy and imagination. The new blu-ray has excellent picture and sound, i sold my old DVD for cash for this upgrade as it has awesome extras too and a definite upgrade for fans.

    Jaws on blu-ray: One of the best films of all time and definitive summer movies and one of the definitive horror films ever. The new blu-ray gives us absolutely flawless picture quality and it's so excellent you think it was filmed last year as Spielberg and company did such a bang up job with it and quality extras including the BD exclusive "Shark is still Working", a must own for BD player owners.

    The Burning on blu-ray: One of the most overlooked slasher films ever and one of the most underrated horror treasures of the 80s as it has gained a cult following since 1981 as it tells the story of an abusive camp owner who got burned in a prank accident 5 years ago and is now figured since then as he goes back to the camp with garden tools to get revenge. I saw this on video as a kid and thought it was scary as hell and gory as hell too especially with Tom Savini's excellent make-up and gore effects like the unforgettable raft massacre which is highly detailed. Jason Alexander (with hair) and Holly Hunter give early film appearances in this one! the new Scream Factory blu-ray is just fantastic with quality picture and sound especially to Rick Wakeman's lush and creepy score as with the picture you'll never see the blood more beautiful than it looks on this blu-ray in bright colorful presentation. The extras are great too even some lifted from the old MGM dvd, i tell you Scream/Shout Factory knows how to treat fans of cult, sci-fi, horror and thrillers very well. Check this out if you love horror and thrillers.

    The Town That Dreaded Sundownon blu-ray: This 1977 underrated horror thriller was one of the scariest movies i ever saw when i was 7 renting this on video even with that memorable death by trombone scene. I had this on video for a long time on a blank tape with other movies since i was a teen and i yearned for years for a DVD yet Scream/Shout Factory has answered everyone's wish with having this for the first time on DVD and even better, BLU-RAY. The blu-ray has excellent picture for a film from 1977 as they did a nice job with it and nice extras including Evictors (1979) which is a bonus disc with it yet i can't wait to watch that again after all these years.

    Dark Night of the Scarecrow on blu-ray: Another one of the scariest movies of my childhood, i actually saw the 85 re-broadcast on CBS when i was little and thought it was creepy. VCI brought this on blu-ray with an excellent restored picture quality for a TV movie with razor sharp clarity and coloring, it doesn't get better than this and also a must own for horror blu-ray lovers.

    Mulan on blu-ray: One of Disney's most underrated movies, i saw this movie 3 times in theaters when i was 17 even when i was on my annual trip to las Vegas (since 88) as i saw it at the Boulder City Casino-Hotel and has an excellent score by Jerry Goldsmith and nice animation. Eddie Murphy is hilarious as Mushu and i gotta say that Mulan herself is quite cute for an Asian toon girl (when she's not in drag of course), lol.

    Dark City Director's Cut on blu-ray: An excellent version to a very underrated sci-fi fantasy film from Alex Proyas who dazzled us with The crow, a unique pre-Matrix/Inception kind of film with German Expressionist themes to it and influences. I saw this 3 times in theaters when i was 16 and thought it was awesome, it also looks sharp on blu-ray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCanyon View Post
    Star Trek (2009): An excellent much needed reboot of a long running franchise after it crashed with Nemesis and Enterprise, i'm a Trek fan (not Trekkie) myself and i should say JJ brought back a dead franchise and made it cool again and more mainstream, saw this 5 times in theaters.

    Star Trek Into Darkness: Great sequel, i liked it as much as the first reboot.

    Frankenhooker on blu-ray: Remember this campy yet charming 1990 cult classic from Frank Heinlotter (Director of "Basket Case")? a very fun and bloody horror comedy that is a spoof on Frankenstein obviously about a man who just lost his girlfriend in a lawnmower accident as he finds body parts from hookers and creates one himself. The blu-ray from Snyapse has excellent picture and sound with nice extras, a definite must own blu-ray for fans of the genre.

    Evil Dead 2 on 25th Anniversary blu-ray: Always liked this since i was 6 when it first hit video and thought it was a crazy and hilarious sequel, lots of kinetic energy and imagination. The new blu-ray has excellent picture and sound, i sold my old DVD for cash for this upgrade as it has awesome extras too and a definite upgrade for fans.

    Jaws on blu-ray: One of the best films of all time and definitive summer movies and one of the definitive horror films ever. The new blu-ray gives us absolutely flawless picture quality and it's so excellent you think it was filmed last year as Spielberg and company did such a bang up job with it and quality extras including the BD exclusive "Shark is still Working", a must own for BD player owners.

    The Burning on blu-ray: One of the most overlooked slasher films ever and one of the most underrated horror treasures of the 80s as it has gained a cult following since 1981 as it tells the story of an abusive camp owner who got burned in a prank accident 5 years ago and is now figured since then as he goes back to the camp with garden tools to get revenge. I saw this on video as a kid and thought it was scary as hell and gory as hell too especially with Tom Savini's excellent make-up and gore effects like the unforgettable raft massacre which is highly detailed. Jason Alexander (with hair) and Holly Hunter give early film appearances in this one! the new Scream Factory blu-ray is just fantastic with quality picture and sound especially to Rick Wakeman's lush and creepy score as with the picture you'll never see the blood more beautiful than it looks on this blu-ray in bright colorful presentation. The extras are great too even some lifted from the old MGM dvd, i tell you Scream/Shout Factory knows how to treat fans of cult, sci-fi, horror and thrillers very well. Check this out if you love horror and thrillers.

    The Town That Dreaded Sundownon blu-ray: This 1977 underrated horror thriller was one of the scariest movies i ever saw when i was 7 renting this on video even with that memorable death by trombone scene. I had this on video for a long time on a blank tape with other movies since i was a teen and i yearned for years for a DVD yet Scream/Shout Factory has answered everyone's wish with having this for the first time on DVD and even better, BLU-RAY. The blu-ray has excellent picture for a film from 1977 as they did a nice job with it and nice extras including Evictors (1979) which is a bonus disc with it yet i can't wait to watch that again after all these years.

    Dark Night of the Scarecrow on blu-ray: Another one of the scariest movies of my childhood, i actually saw the 85 re-broadcast on CBS when i was little and thought it was creepy. VCI brought this on blu-ray with an excellent restored picture quality for a TV movie with razor sharp clarity and coloring, it doesn't get better than this and also a must own for horror blu-ray lovers.

    Mulan on blu-ray: One of Disney's most underrated movies, i saw this movie 3 times in theaters when i was 17 even when i was on my annual trip to las Vegas (since 88) as i saw it at the Boulder City Casino-Hotel and has an excellent score by Jerry Goldsmith and nice animation. Eddie Murphy is hilarious as Mushu and i gotta say that Mulan herself is quite cute for an Asian toon girl (when she's not in drag of course), lol.

    Dark City Director's Cut on blu-ray: An excellent version to a very underrated sci-fi fantasy film from Alex Proyas who dazzled us with The crow, a unique pre-Matrix/Inception kind of film with German Expressionist themes to it and influences. I saw this 3 times in theaters when i was 16 and thought it was awesome, it also looks sharp on blu-ray.
    I like your movie tastes (though I'm not a fan of Star Trek). I did not know The Town that Dreaded Sundown was on dvd/blu-ray. I'll have to get that eventually. I was born in Texarkana. Dark Night of the Scarecrow is one of my favorite movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockinHard View Post
    I like your movie tastes (though I'm not a fan of Star Trek). I did not know The Town that Dreaded Sundown was on dvd/blu-ray. I'll have to get that eventually. I was born in Texarkana. Dark Night of the Scarecrow is one of my favorite movies.
    Me too on DNOTS which is one of my fave horror movies for a long time as it with Creepshow on video and seeing Fright Night in theaters when i was 4 got me hooked into the genre.

    You seen some of those movies i mentioned including The Burning? Scream Factory also did an excellent blu-ray on it and also a must own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCanyon View Post
    Me too on DNOTS which is one of my fave horror movies for a long time as it with Creepshow on video and seeing Fright Night in theaters when i was 4 got me hooked into the genre.

    You seen some of those movies i mentioned including The Burning? Scream Factory also did an excellent blu-ray on it and also a must own.
    I've seen The Burning, yes. Horror is my genre. My Netflix queue is loaded with them. I like to own my favorite horror dvds\blu-rays. I just picked up Rituals, the official uncut DVd release which is hard to get. I want to eventually pick up Town that Dreaded Sundown, I Saw the Devil, Sleepaway Camp, and Phantasm 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockinHard View Post
    I've seen The Burning, yes. Horror is my genre. My Netflix queue is loaded with them. I like to own my favorite horror dvds\blu-rays. I just picked up Rituals, the official uncut DVd release which is hard to get. I want to eventually pick up Town that Dreaded Sundown, I Saw the Devil, Sleepaway Camp, and Phantasm 2.
    do you think Scream Factory is awesome Rockinhard? i've bought every one of their blu-rays since Halloween 2 2-disc Collector's Edition and Halloween 3 Season of the Witch Collector's Edition hit stores. I also bought Deadly Blessing, Death Valley, The Island (1980), They Live, The Funhouse, Futureworld, Terror Train, Phantasm 2, From Beyond, The Nest, Terrorvision/Video Dead double feature, The Vampire Lovers and Prison with now The Burning and Town That Dreaded Sundown (Evictors is included as well). Do you have any of their BD (blu-ray discs for short)? they offer excellent picture and sound quality and satisfying extras.

    I can't wait to get Dead Souls, Ninja III, Lifeforce, The Howling, The Fog, The Incredible Melting Man (I hope the MST3K version hits stores this fall on the 29th box-set of MST3K from Shout), Swamp Thing, Dark Angel (1990), The All-Nighter marathon 4-pack (Contains The Vagrant with The Godsend, The Outing aka The Lamp and Schizoid 1971 US cut of Lizard in a woman's skin), X-Ray (aka Hospital Massacre)/Schizoid (1980) double feature, Prince of Darkness, Scanners 2 and 3 double feature (Criterion is working on the first movie to hit special edition DVD and blu), Q The Winged Serpent, Day of the Dead, Night of the Comet, Body Bags, and so many others i can't wait for. It's a great year for sci-fi/horror/thriller fans with that company and Synapse comes second when it comes to quality genre blu-rays.

    I would love to see Scream do Critters 1 & 2 (complete with part 2's extended TV cut), Fright Night 1 & 2, Cat People (1982), Freaked, Monkey Shines, Felidae, Vampire Hunter D 1 & 2, Perfect Blue, Darkman, Rollerball (1975) and other sci-fi/horror/thrillers that never had a blu-ray release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCanyon View Post
    do you think Scream Factory is awesome Rockinhard? i've bought every one of their blu-rays since Halloween 2 2-disc Collector's Edition and Halloween 3 Season of the Witch Collector's Edition hit stores. I also bought Deadly Blessing, Death Valley, The Island (1980), They Live, The Funhouse, Futureworld, Terror Train, Phantasm 2, From Beyond, The Nest, Terrorvision/Video Dead double feature, The Vampire Lovers and Prison with now The Burning and Town That Dreaded Sundown (Evictors is included as well). Do you have any of their BD (blu-ray discs for short)? they offer excellent picture and sound quality and satisfying extras.

    I can't wait to get Dead Souls, Ninja III, Lifeforce, The Howling, The Fog, The Incredible Melting Man (I hope the MST3K version hits stores this fall on the 29th box-set of MST3K from Shout), Swamp Thing, Dark Angel (1990), The All-Nighter marathon 4-pack (Contains The Vagrant with The Godsend, The Outing aka The Lamp and Schizoid 1971 US cut of Lizard in a woman's skin), X-Ray (aka Hospital Massacre)/Schizoid (1980) double feature, Prince of Darkness, Scanners 2 and 3 double feature (Criterion is working on the first movie to hit special edition DVD and blu), Q The Winged Serpent, Day of the Dead, Night of the Comet, Body Bags, and so many others i can't wait for. It's a great year for sci-fi/horror/thriller fans with that company and Synapse comes second when it comes to quality genre blu-rays.

    I would love to see Scream do Critters 1 & 2 (complete with part 2's extended TV cut), Fright Night 1 & 2, Cat People (1982), Freaked, Monkey Shines, Felidae, Vampire Hunter D 1 & 2, Perfect Blue, Darkman, Rollerball (1975) and other sci-fi/horror/thrillers that never had a blu-ray release.
    They are doing new special dvds/blu-rays for Swamp Thing and Ninja 3: The Domination?
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    Yeah, Swamp Thing is coming out to BD soon.

    Man, they really need to do a new Swamp Thing movie and make it good...

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    Ghost in the Shell - This movie is an oddity to me. It was obviously what introduced me to the world of GitS, but it also nearly killed it for me because the last half hour of the movie makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. On one hand, it is what got the series to be popular enough to give us the amazing SAC series, but at the same time, it is hard to keep my attention paid to it at times. There is so much greatness in it that the negatives harming it in such a detrimental way is very disappointing. I'm hoping that maybe it is just the voice work and that one day Manga will go back and redub this movie using the SAC VAs so I can hear my Motoko, Ishikawa, and Freeman with their true voices that make them sound like they are people with personalities and not emotionless droids. Odd, I know, but that is the best way I can put the performances. It could use a nice remastering job ala Akira. With that said, I give it a 6/10.

    Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence - Like the first one, the movie's last act makes little sense, but it does not hurt this one that much for me. My biggest complaint is just the number of pointless random quotes a character recites through the movie (25 in fact). It makes the dialog feel unnatural at times because no one actually talks like that. Other than that though, I love the mystery surrounding the plot, the movie itself is just beautiful to watch (especially that Chinese-esque celebration and the Dollhouse), it has some great music that fits the scenes, and I do enjoy a story revolving around Batou and Togusa as I like their characters. Nevertheless, it still isn't up to my standards of SAC, but for what the movie accomplishes, it is very enjoyable. I'm giving this one an 8/10.
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    Watched The Hangover on dvd in anticipation of "The Hangover Part III". Just hope it's better than Part II.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhanen View Post
    Superman Unbound : one of the lower, if not "the" lowest DC movies. It is quite a pity. Character design and plot development is very childish, even when there are quite shocking bloody innuendos with Brainiac terminators. This put me in a difficult situation if with such style the movie was aimed more for children but how it was rated with such violent scenes. I fear this is a result from Paul Dini leaving DC animated movies, and kinda wish the guy was more in charge, at least as a consultant, in DC live action movies.
    Are you sure you weren't watching All-Star? Unbound was action packed, had some great humor, and every scene with Lois was down right amazing, especially when she gives Brainiac the finger. Superman movies tend to suck because they forget about the action.

    I love Masamune Shirow's mangas. Actually, his are the only ones I've read. The difference with GitS comic and movies it is that comic is much more lighter, full of jokes and quite chibi illustrations in some panels; however, I do like and comprehend why it has been decided to do a more serious approach for the movies; similar to what has been done with Appleseed OVA's. GitS ranks among the very best anime I've ever seen next to Evangelion & Cowboy Bebop
    I haven't watched GitS 2 or GitS SAC, and now reading this thread I realize that is a pending task for me to fulfill.
    Yeah, if you like the manga, you should definitely enjoy SAC. It has humor in it, especially through the Tachikomas (who get their own minute long segments after the credits to each episode), it has action, one of the best anime soundtracks ever, incredible animation, and a great balance between stand alone stories and the overall plot stories.

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    Watched The Hangover on dvd in anticipation of "The Hangover Part III". Just hope it's better than Part II.
    It's Hangover, it can't be that good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Kain View Post
    Yeah, Swamp Thing is coming out to BD soon.

    Man, they really need to do a new Swamp Thing movie and make it good...

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    Ghost in the Shell - This movie is an oddity to me. It was obviously what introduced me to the world of GitS, but it also nearly killed it for me because the last half hour of the movie makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. On one hand, it is what got the series to be popular enough to give us the amazing SAC series, but at the same time, it is hard to keep my attention paid to it at times. There is so much greatness in it that the negatives harming it in such a detrimental way is very disappointing. I'm hoping that maybe it is just the voice work and that one day Manga will go back and redub this movie using the SAC VAs so I can hear my Motoko, Ishikawa, and Freeman with their true voices that make them sound like they are people with personalities and not emotionless droids. Odd, I know, but that is the best way I can put the performances. It could use a nice remastering job ala Akira. With that said, I give it a 6/10.

    Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence - Like the first one, the movie's last act makes little sense, but it does not hurt this one that much for me. My biggest complaint is just the number of pointless random quotes a character recites through the movie (25 in fact). It makes the dialog feel unnatural at times because no one actually talks like that. Other than that though, I love the mystery surrounding the plot, the movie itself is just beautiful to watch (especially that Chinese-esque celebration and the Dollhouse), it has some great music that fits the scenes, and I do enjoy a story revolving around Batou and Togusa as I like their characters. Nevertheless, it still isn't up to my standards of SAC, but for what the movie accomplishes, it is very enjoyable. I'm giving this one an 8/10.
    Swamp Thing should look and sound good on high def Kain and should have nice extras even though it doesn't have the European cut with miss barbeau's exposed knockers in it which i do have that version on DVD and will keep it yet buy this for Scream Factory's excellent picture and sound with extras galore blu-ray like they always do. Did you ever saw this as a kid? i did on video when i was 4 and loved it as it made me a DC fan besides Superfriends as i collected the comics since and i also saw the sequel in theaters when i was 7 with that gorgeous Heather Lockleare as Abigale Arcane, did you also watched the live-action and animated shows and had the toys as well? i did when i was a kid as ST is my fave DC hero ever.

    Oooh Ghost in The Shell is unique, i saw that in theaters when it first came here to the US when i was 14 and loved it after hearing about it in magazines and all that. I got hooked into anime since i was 12 with Vampire Hunter D and renting Akira after hearing so much about them in magazines and movie books, i had a t-shirt to GITS plus a poster in my room and even got the movie on video for my 15th birthday, i later did replaced it with the DVD after my 2000 graduation as it was one of the first DVDs i bought. Have you seen GITS 2.0 on blu-ray?

    Do you think GITS is as good as Akira and Blade Runner? and did you know it influenced Matrix?
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    Howl's Moving Castle - It came out on BD today and I forgot all about it until it showed up at my door. As such, we watched it this evening as I have not seen it since 2005 while my g/f has watched it on DVD a million times. This was also the first time we had ever watched the original Japanese language and I found it to be no different than the dub. Disney did an excellent job when they casted the movie as all of the characters sounded similar in both languages. Hell, I can see now why they even gave Billy Crystal the role as Calcifire, as he sounds just like him. Anyway, the movie itself is quite good, but I do have some nitpicks with it. The whole scene with Sophie's mom when she had aged was just random (seriously, her mother seemed oblivious to her daughter's misfortune) and I don't get why her age kept changing towards the end of the movie. That, and the ending just seemed to be a little rushed as I couldn't follow the last 10 minutes. Despite that though, it is a great movie and one I was glad to have watched again. Easily one of my Miyazaki's best, but Mononoke is still my favorite (would be nice if they brought both that and Spirited Away to BD already!!). I give it an 8/10.
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    The Great Gatsby

    I never intended to see this movie. I read the book in high school, but the Jay Z acid trip trailers from the guy who directed Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge did not interest me. But I didn't have to pay for it, so I thought I'd sit through it.

    The story takes place in the roaring 20's when the stock market is booming and lots of new rich people are suddenly born, think of Cathy Bates in Titanic. It's seen through the eyes of a new stock broker, Nick. He is the next door neighbor to a mysteriously rich and powerful man called Gatsby. Gatsby throws the most over the top and lavish parties, all to impress Nick's cousin, Daisy. Daisy is a married woman from Gatsby's past.

    I figured this would at least be the book meets Life of Pi's visuals, based on what I remember from reluctantly watching Moulin Rouge years ago. Well the movie is visually "loud" but, not very visually appealing. For a film that tries to be such eye candy, it's very boring in parts. By the time I started checking my watch, there was a good 90 minutes left to go. It's a long movie.

    The use of contemporary music for a 1920's movie didn't bother me, not anymore than Tarantino doing it in Django. Soundtrack is actually pretty nice. I just don't think the director's use of both the music and visuals were as interesting as it should have been.

    I was still up to date on all the themes, symbols, and that this was Fitzgerald's way of showing how the American dream died in the 20's. So all that made the movie slightly more enjoyable. I guess reading and liking the book improves the quality of the movie, but for me I found it too long, characters very unlikable, nobody to root for. I haven't seen the previous Gatsby movies, so I don't know if my criticisms about the characters would apply to those as well. I felt I should have been into either Tobey McGuire or Leo's roles a lot more. Plus this Daisy chick sucks. Carey Mulligan was miscast for someone Gatsby is going to all this trouble for, I'm talking moving heaven and earth.

    The one guy I have to gives props to is Joel Edgerton from Warrior and Zero Dark Thirty. Completely different guy here and solid performance. Leo is really good, but the director must have told everyone to act strangely over the top to fit his style.

    Is this porn for Great Gatsby fans? I really don't think so. I have nothing to compare it to, but it can't be. If you haven't read the book, should you see this movie just to see an entertaining movie based on a "great American novel"? Maybe if you liked the trailers? I didn't. Not my thing, but I'm willing to see a better director make this movie in the future.

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    But there is a difference between it being used in Django and the insult that was Gatsby. Rap music did not fit the scenes. Django also did not have dancers dancing like it was a rap video. Rap music and the 20s do not mix. It is an insult of our intelligence. An insult to the book. And an insult to the time period overall. Of course, it might have worked if they actually put someone that might have known how to fit rap into teh 20s instead of that worthless hack Jay z. I guess it could be worse, it could have been Chris Brown or Ludacris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCB View Post
    The Great Gatsby

    The story takes place in the roaring 20's when the stock market is booming and lots of new rich people are suddenly born, think of Cathy Bates in Titanic.
    You can't even compare Kathy Bates' Molly Brown to the people "getting rich quick" from this film. Molly had been wealthy long before the boom days of the 20's and it had nothing to with the stock market. Mrs. Brown had even run for the US Senate in 1909. Unsinkable, indeed.
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    Take it easy old sport.

    She was "new money". That's all I was referring to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Kain View Post
    But there is a difference between it being used in Django and the insult that was Gatsby. Rap music did not fit the scenes. Django also did not have dancers dancing like it was a rap video. Rap music and the 20s do not mix. It is an insult of our intelligence. An insult to the book. And an insult to the time period overall. Of course, it might have worked if they actually put someone that might have known how to fit rap into teh 20s instead of that worthless hack Jay z. I guess it could be worse, it could have been Chris Brown or Ludacris.
    What do you think of the synthesizer score by Tangerine Dream in The Keep and the US butcher of Ridley Scott's Legend? do you think they are different than having rap music in a movie set in the western times and 20s? i mean The Keep is set in 1944 and Legend in the medieval ages as the score has the 80s feel by Tangerine Dream
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCanyon View Post
    What do you think of the synthesizer score by Tangerine Dream in The Keep and the US butcher of Ridley Scott's Legend? do you think they are different than having rap music in a movie set in the western times and 20s? i mean The Keep is set in 1944 and Legend in the medieval ages as the score has the 80s feel by Tangerine Dream
    Sorry, Harry, in my personal opinion I prefer the Tangerine Dream soundtrack for Legend. It was a pure fantasy film and can not be considered 'medieval' as you attempt to classify it. Jerry Goldsmith is a fine composer and yes, his soundtrack is fantastical in nature. But it's not as magical as Tangerine Dream, and many of the musical cues reminded me too much of Goldsmith's work on Star Trek.
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    Hey Rockinghard, good news, Psycho II and Psycho III are getting collector's editions this fall like probably october or november, too bad they didn't include Psycho IV as i have the triple pack from Universal that has all 3 movies (Psycho II/Psycho III/Psycho IV) but oh well at least they will get the special edition treatment on high def from Scream Factory. Do you have the first one on Blu-ray? i do and it's an excellent one with quality picture and sound for a film from 1960. Scream Factory has an awesome library of sci-fi, horror, thrillers and suspense films no doubt don't you think?

    Felidae: Excellent adult animated cult horror thriller from Germany made in 1994! bought this at a comic convention about 3 years ago and enjoyed it, it has excellent animation and this isn't no kids cat cartoon as it's quite graphic and bloody yet very involving too. It's like Aristocats meets Perfect Blue, Scream Factory needs to bring this to the US on DVD and blu-ray.

    They Live on blu-ray: Awesome and kickass Sci-fi thriller from John Carpenter i always loved for 25 years since i saw it 3 times in theaters as a kid! Scream Factory did a great job with a great transfer/nice sound and extras this time improving on the previous bareboned grainy DVDs that weren't nothing to write home about.

    Hardware on blu-ray: Anyone seen this overlooked UK/US co-produced Sci-fi horror thriller? it's a cult fave from cult filmmaker Richard Stanley and i always enjoyed it since i was 9 when it first came to the US in theaters, it blew me away and even scared me. An entertaining and frightening futuristic shocker about a post apocalyptic city guy who brings home a battered cyborg head as a present for his girlfriend yet it starts to re-assemble itself to become a homicidal machine that attacks an apartment complex building. It's inspired by a 2000 A.D. comic and has a nice soundtrack with some graphic scenes coupled with suspense, the blu-ray offers quality picture/sound and extras abound, highly recommended.

    The Thing (1982) on blu-ray: A quality classic sci-fi horror film from John Carpenter and his second best after Halloween. I hate it when this is referred to as a remake of the 1951 film, NO they aren't they are 2 separate and 2 very different films that have little in common, sure there are 2 homages here to the 1951 film like circle of men and opening titles since he is a fan of Hawks and the thing they have in common is snow and alien. They share a name/title but the location (one in the north pole and the other in the south pole), origin of the spaceship, nature/methods of the alien (one is a dumbed down killer vegetable Frankenstein hulk that sucked blood and could reproduce itself yet it wasn't the imitator from the original story while the other has a shapeshifting parasitic organism that could imitate other lifeforms by cells), the ways to kill the monster (one by electricity and one by fire), the characters, the dealings of the humans, discovery of the alien etc. are both very different from each other. Both films are adaptations of John Campbell's 1938 novella "Who Goes There", i mean the 1951 movie is a very good film but it's truly a terrible terrible adaptation of the story, Carpenter's film is a standalone film that is by far the quintessential more faithful adaptation of Campbell's story as sure Carpenter may like Hawks's film but he's a bigger fan of the original story as that's what he was set to do was to go back to re-adapt the story and not remake the 1951 film which completely ignored the book. Afterall remakes and re-adaptations are 2 very different things! remakes usually mean if they are based on original screenplays/original screen-stories not based on source material (books/novellas/comics) then it's a remake like say The Blob for example which was a TRUE example of a remake while The Thing is a re-adaptation of a novella. I always loved this since i was 6 when i saw this on video and it scared the hell out of me and i own this on DVD for the extras and on blu-ray for the outstanding picture quality as it never has looked excellent before on high def with details you've never seen before like Richard Dystart wearing a nose-ring the whole time as you never seen before on VHS or DVD before.

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