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Dune 2 is getting almost all raves. It's at 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Critical Drinker raved about it.

Midnight's Edge says it's generally a "great movie" but points out the film makes a couple of bows to The Gods of Woke Diversity.

Film Threat says someone has finally done Dune right. Chris Gore says you don't have to see Dune Part One first, but "it would be nice."

Personally, I thought Dune Part One was just okay. A big part of that is just that it's the first half of a complete story, so there's no actual ending to it. But I also felt the movie was a little Low-Energy Jeb, too.

But it's pretty good. So it won't be an ordeal to check it out before seeing the conclusion.


Here's a movie I think the Male Morons might appreciate: Kevin Costner has made another western, this one called Horizon, which is about the settlement of the west.

He gets the western genre; I really liked Open Range, and I will continue insisting, until people finally believe me, that Wyatt Earp is an epic and nearly a masterpiece. I know, I know: "But Tombstone's the best!" So what? Raiders of the Lost Ark is the best Indy film, but that doesn't mean that Crusade isn't also good and worth watching.

Update: TJM reminds me that Costner did not direct Wyatt Earp, Lawrence Kasdan did. Well, I'm sure Costner was a producer, too.

The format of Horizon is really interesting. It's in two parts, but the parts are being released just about forty days apart. Part one comes out June 28, and then part two comes out August 16.

That's so neat I'll see Part One just because it's almost a Sunday serial. Whether I see Part Two will depend on Part One, of course.

I think this is an important test. Many novels are not appropriate to make into films. They're too long. People might think that of course a film is the cinematic version of a novel, but that's not true. A film is the cinematic equivalent of a novella -- a short novel, with almost no subplots.

When Hollywood tries to adapt novels -- more substantial novels, not very short thrillers of 180-220 pages -- they have seriously chop up the book to get something that will run in two hours and ten minutes.

But what if this Costner format of a two-part movie, with the two parts just a month apart, is successful? Then all of a sudden genuine translations of novels to film become possible.

A new M. Night Shayamalan movie. It looks okay, but I've been burned before.

Eli Roth has directed a video game movie, Borderlands.

Update: Another whoops -- TJM tells me that Eli Roth got fired after two rounds of reshoots and replaced by (Deadpool director) Tim Miller.

Angel Studios' Cabrini is ramping up its marketing for a March 8 release date.

A couple of movies that are just starting production: Will This Be Something Later?

This is real... for now.

Lt. Frank Drebin is back on the case.

Paramount Pictures is moving ahead with a long-gestating remake of "Naked Gun," the studio announced Wednesday. Liam Neeson will star as the bumbling police detective Debin in the role made famous by Leslie Nielsen.

Akiva Schaffer ("Hot Rod," "Pop Star: Never Stop Stopping") will direct the film, set for release in July 2025. The script is by Dan Gregor, Doug Man and Schaffer, who collaborated on 2022's "Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers."

I guess Akiva Shaffer is one of the Lonely Island guys?

I mean... I have so many questions. Liam Neeson is a great actor but I swear he is utterly unfunny. He's anti-funny. I've never seen him be funny, ever. But then again, the whole point of the ZAZ casting was to cast unfunny actors and have them play absurd situations absolutely straight.

But I dunno. I just don't know.

Update: drocity and Lance point out that he was funny in The LEGO Movie. I forget that movie. I'm a LEGO Batman man, personally.

And what about this one -- Will Smith as Popeye?

Just kidding on that one, that's one of those stupid fake trailers people put together.

Posted by: Disinformation Expert Ace at 04:22 PM




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1 Got tickets tonight at 10!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:22 PM (GBKbO)

2 He gets the western genre; I really liked Open Range, and I will continue insisting, until people finally believe me, that Wyatt Earp is an epic and nearly a masterpiece. I know, I know: "But Tombstone's the best!" So what? Raiders of the Lost Ark is the best Indy film, but that doesn't mean that Crusade isn't also good and worth watching.

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Wyatt Earp was written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan.

Costner must be forever known for the dull slog of a film that was Dances with Wolves.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:23 PM (GBKbO)

3 >>>Wyatt Earp was written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan.

oh right, whoops.

Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:23 PM (KRtlO)

4 Eli Roth has directed a video game movie, Borderlands.

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He got fired after two rounds of reshoots and replaced by Tim Miller.

Roth then went off and made Thanksgiving.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:23 PM (GBKbO)

5 I also find both Wyatt Earp and Tombstone to be...underwhelming in almost equal measures.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:24 PM (GBKbO)

6 Nerdrotic is also very positive on Dune Part 2. I haven't looked forward to a movie this much in a long time.

https://tinyurl.com/4zawcxem

Posted by: Archimedes at February 29, 2024 04:25 PM (CsUN+)

7 Kuato lives

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 29, 2024 04:25 PM (+WH1W)

8 6 Nerdrotic is also very positive on Dune Part 2. I haven't looked forward to a movie this much in a long time.

https://tinyurl.com/4zawcxem
Posted by: Archimedes at February 29, 2024 04:25 PM (CsUN+)

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I'm looking forward to it, but I still think Alec Newman is better as Paul than Timothee Chalamet.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:26 PM (GBKbO)

9 They're two long. "-

Well that's what a part 1 and 2 are for.

Please don't Garret me.

Posted by: Bete at February 29, 2024 04:27 PM (LX4y3)

10 Liam Neeson was pretty funny in the Lego Movie. I'm not sure he can pull it off with his very serious, "I'm going to find you, and when I do, I will kill you." demeanor. I have my doubts.

Posted by: drocity at February 29, 2024 04:27 PM (DjFWJ)

11 the film makes a couple of bows to The Gods of Woke Diversity.

It's off the list.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 29, 2024 04:27 PM (eYF7X)

12 I'll have to watch Dune 1 first.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 29, 2024 04:28 PM (N1tpc)

13 oh! the Watchers was a good book

looks good to me!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 29, 2024 04:28 PM (AcWfM)

14 Isn't "Liam Neeson" a play on the name "Leslie Nielsen"? Like, this news is a parody?

Posted by: m at February 29, 2024 04:28 PM (o3SCB)

15 I think Kasden got the directing credit for Wyatt Earp but Costner bigfooted him aside and finished directing because he didn't like Kasden's work. I might be wrong. This might be disinformation. Waiting for a verdict from the expert.

Posted by: Fat Jonah from Krypton at February 29, 2024 04:28 PM (T44gN)

16 I mean... I have so many questions. Liam Neeson is a great actor but I swear he is utterly unfunny. He's anti-funny. I've never seen him be funny, ever. But then again, the whole point of the ZAZ casting was to cast unfunny actors and have them play absurd situations absolutely straight.

Neeson was hilarious in The LEGO Movie. He's also pretty good in the Ted clip that I saw.

Cautiously optimistic-- probably depends on the direction. In his later movies, Leslie Nielsen is absolutely horrible.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 29, 2024 04:28 PM (l8gTz)

17 I don't plan on going back to the movie theaters until a faithful adaptation of Malazan Books of the Fallen is made....All 9,000+ pages of it from start to finish.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 29, 2024 04:29 PM (7fElN)

18 >>>Liam Neeson was pretty funny in the Lego Movie.

oh right, I was trying to think of any Liam Neeson comedic turn and failed. I guess he was okay there... he was what, the mentor wizard figure?

Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:29 PM (KRtlO)

19 That Shyamalan movie isn't actually M. Night.

It's made by his daughter, Ishana.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:29 PM (GBKbO)

20 Nesson is funny when he deadpans his own schtick.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 29, 2024 04:29 PM (++4z6)

21 When Hollywood tries to adapt novels -- more substantial novels, not very short thrillers of 180-220 pages -- they have seriously chop up the book to get something that will run in two hours and ten minutes.

But what if this Costner format of a two-part movie, with the two parts just a month apart, is successful? Then all of a sudden genuine translations of novels to film become possible.


I've long thought the 2 hour movie format was obsolete, but I'm not sure people will go to a theater twice to see a complete movie. The multi-part format is much more well suited to home theaters.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 29, 2024 04:29 PM (CsUN+)

22 Ack! I am trying desperately to not see nor hear any reviews on it until I see it.

I loved Dune 1. (The scene with Duke Leto and Paul at the family cemetery got me through July 2023, which was as hard a time as any I faced before in life.).

THE SPICE MUST FLOW either today or tomorrow. I WILL SEE DUNE 2.

Posted by: Benjamin Franklin at February 29, 2024 04:29 PM (8HAVQ)

23 18 >>>Liam Neeson was pretty funny in the Lego Movie.

oh right, I was trying to think of any Liam Neeson comedic turn and failed. I guess he was okay there... he was what, the mentor wizard figure?
Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:29 PM (KRtlO)

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Good Cop/Bad Cop.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:29 PM (GBKbO)

24 >>4 Isn't "Liam Neeson" a play on the name "Leslie Nielsen"? Like, this news is a parody?

it's on ABC "News" so you know it must be true!!!!!

Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:29 PM (KRtlO)

25 I would like to see "Cabrini". She was an amazing woman, and I enjoyed "Sound of Freedom" made by the same people. I just hope the critics are not going to say "oh, those poor Italians are just like the Migrants now. No, they're not. The Italians came her legally on boats.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 29, 2024 04:30 PM (Ki//m)

26 Ben is dead, I am alive. Off sock…

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 29, 2024 04:30 PM (8HAVQ)

27 Get Chris Rock to play Bluto?

Posted by: Another Anon at February 29, 2024 04:30 PM (xDXdC)

28 It's made by his daughter, Ishana.


oh gosh

time flies!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 29, 2024 04:30 PM (AcWfM)

29 Wow, hey Hollyweird... how about writing something original instead of trying to glom onto the glory of successful movies and stories?

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 29, 2024 04:30 PM (xaFKb)

30 I think Liam Neeson has a pretty dry sense of humor, which is why a lot of people don't find him particularly funny. I don't think he's hilarious, but I can see that he has a sarcastic wit in a few movies.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 29, 2024 04:30 PM (7fElN)

31 I thought the Dune on the SF channel was good and actually followed the book

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 04:31 PM (A5THL)

32 What does this have to do with 49 year old strippers?

Posted by: wth at February 29, 2024 04:31 PM (v0R5T)

33 The secret to making a successful Western is picking big themes, and also not murdering your cinematographer.

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at February 29, 2024 04:31 PM (wzAuc)

34 Remember when Liam Neeson got all hollyweirf worked up over some shooting and was fist never going to use a gun in a movie again, and then was never going to be on a poster with a gun again ?

Got to love his follow through.

Posted by: Bete at February 29, 2024 04:31 PM (LX4y3)

35 I mean... I have so many questions. Liam Neeson is a great actor but I swear he is utterly unfunny. He's anti-funny. I've never seen him be funny, ever. But then again, the whole point of the ZAZ casting was to cast unfunny actors and have them play absurd situations absolutely straight.

Posted by: Disinformation Expert Ace at 04:22 PM

Leslie Nielson was an absolutely straight actor until Airplane. I'm probably (definitely) not seeing it in theatres, but Liam may be perfect to play Frank Drebin.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 29, 2024 04:31 PM (N1tpc)

36 I would like to see "Cabrini". She was an amazing woman, and I enjoyed "Sound of Freedom" made by the same people. I just hope the critics are not going to say "oh, those poor Italians are just like the Migrants now. No, they're not. The Italians came her legally on boats.

Is this Cabrini the namesake of the feral high-rise jungle in Chicago?

Posted by: Archimedes at February 29, 2024 04:31 PM (CsUN+)

37 I think Liam Neeson will be a great Frank.Drubin.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 29, 2024 04:31 PM (W/lyH)

38 I don't see how they can do naked gun style comedy anymore.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 29, 2024 04:31 PM (2ovLw)

39 Non-nooding bastages!

I was actually taken in by that Will Smith/Popeye thing for a few seconds. He probably needs the work.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 04:32 PM (T+Iwg)

40 20 Nesson is funny when he deadpans his own schtick.
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 29, 2024 04:29 PM (++4z6)


He handled the physical schtick pretty well in Darkman which oddly fit Raimi's style.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 29, 2024 04:32 PM (+WH1W)

41 >>> I think Kasden got the directing credit for Wyatt Earp but Costner bigfooted him aside and finished directing because he didn't like Kasden's work

well this is supposedly what happened with Tombstone, with Kurt Russell using George P. Cosmatos as a "Front Director," so maybe you're gettin the two confused.

Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:32 PM (KRtlO)

42 Didn't think Tombstone was that great. Good but doesn't match the hype. Shot like a TV show, not a movie.

Posted by: snowball_santa at February 29, 2024 04:32 PM (rIlbl)

43 Liam Neeson Leslie Nielson.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 29, 2024 04:32 PM (2ovLw)

44 wikipedia on Leslie Nielsen:

In his comedy roles, Nielsen specialized in portraying characters oblivious to and complicit in their absurd surroundings.

Nicely put.

Posted by: m at February 29, 2024 04:32 PM (o3SCB)

45 My wife, who hates science fiction, actually liked Dune I and has expressed an interest to see Dune II.

She was able "to follow the story." So... whatever

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 29, 2024 04:32 PM (Q4IgG)

46 But what if this Costner format of a two-part movie, with the two parts just a month apart, is successful? Then all of a sudden genuine translations of novels to film become possible.

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Second look at an Atlas Shrugged remake?

/only half-joking

Posted by: ShainS -- Laken Riley (Business is business, and it's a murder most foul) at February 29, 2024 04:32 PM (pKss/)

47 I never played the Borderlands games, but I regularly play the music on Spotify. It's good gym music.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 29, 2024 04:32 PM (6OrcJ)

48 Is this a bust or what?

Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:32 PM (KRtlO)

49
I always thought George Kennedy was great in the Naked Gun movies. He was the heavy, but I liked him.

Posted by: Frank Barone at February 29, 2024 04:33 PM (+oR7L)

50 I sorta half to watch DUNC 2, as I watched and reviewed DUNC 1 negatively. Been avoiding reviews so far.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 04:33 PM (xcxpd)

51 I spit out my spinach!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 29, 2024 04:33 PM (63Dwl)

52 Ah yes.... Liam Neeson... who made his money off of playing the roll of a tough guy who carries guns...

And then lectures us about how bad it is to be a tough guy who carries guns.

Hard Pass.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 29, 2024 04:33 PM (xaFKb)

53 Is this a bust or what?
Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:32 PM (KRtlO)

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It's very impressive, yes.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 29, 2024 04:33 PM (DRSnL)

54 Who's gonna play Nordberg? Isn't OJ looking for work?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 29, 2024 04:33 PM (+WH1W)

55 >>>Liam Neeson Leslie Nielson.

it is odd.

Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:33 PM (KRtlO)

56 29 Wow, hey Hollyweird... how about writing something original instead of trying to glom onto the glory of successful movies and stories?
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 29, 2024 04:30 PM (xaFKb)

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Hollywood has always been like this.

Adaptations of great literature. Stories "ripped from the headlines". Sequels (there were 28 Blondie movies from 1938 to 1950). Rehashes of formula.

Big investments require financial protection. Smaller investments can be riskier, but more people can command small budgets, spreading out the number of smaller films in general, making it harder to find the good stuff.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:33 PM (GBKbO)

57 But what if this Costner format of a two-part movie, with the two parts just a month apart, is successful? Then all of a sudden genuine translations of novels to film become possible.

I've long thought the 2 hour movie format was obsolete, but I'm not sure people will go to a theater twice to see a complete movie. The multi-part format is much more well suited to home theaters.
Posted by: Archimedes at February 29, 2024 04:29 PM (CsUN+)

I've heard people say that the disappointing results of the last Mission Impossible movie was that it was 'Part 1'

It might be that a month's delay only might avoid that.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 29, 2024 04:34 PM (eoQWY)

58 10 Liam Neeson was pretty funny in the Lego Movie. I'm not sure he can pull it off with his very serious, "I'm going to find you, and when I do, I will kill you." demeanor. I have my doubts.
Posted by: drocity at February 29, 2024 04:27 PM (DjFWJ)

He can go over the top at least. He was Darkman afterall.

Posted by: Bete at February 29, 2024 04:34 PM (LX4y3)

59 I was actually taken in by that Will Smith/Popeye thing for a few seconds. He probably needs the work.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 04:32 PM (T+Iwg)

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Me too!

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 29, 2024 04:34 PM (DRSnL)

60 >>It's very impressive, yes.

haha, very good

I forget, the joke was in both the tv show and the second movie. In one of them, the question is "Is this some kind of bust?!"

Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:34 PM (KRtlO)

61 Hollywood hasn't quite figured out how to translate books to the big screen or small screen for the most part.

They'll take a book of average length (300-400 pages) and then try to give it 8-10 episodes on television. Or they'll try to give it a full movie trilogy (*cough*The Hobbit*cough*).

Or they will remove a lot of great stuff to trim it down standard movie length.

Let's face it.

Books are just objectively better than movies...(**DUCKS**)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 29, 2024 04:34 PM (7fElN)

62 41 >>> I think Kasden got the directing credit for Wyatt Earp but Costner bigfooted him aside and finished directing because he didn't like Kasden's work

well this is supposedly what happened with Tombstone, with Kurt Russell using George P. Cosmatos as a "Front Director," so maybe you're gettin the two confused.
Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:32 PM (KRtlO)

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Costner does seem to be the kind of guy, though. I think I've read rumors of it, but I dunno.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:34 PM (GBKbO)

63 Shit... I picked a hell of a time to quit drinkin...

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 29, 2024 04:34 PM (xaFKb)

64 Lest we forget The Postman.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 29, 2024 04:34 PM (4I/2K)

65 39 Non-nooding bastages!
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 04:32 PM (T+Iwg)

345 something nood
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:24 PM (GBKbO)

350 There's anood morans.
Posted by: eleven at February 29, 2024 04:25 PM (iziT

Posted by: m at February 29, 2024 04:34 PM (o3SCB)

66 I like the part of the Popeye movie where Olive Oyl has sex with Bluto and then makes Popeye come on her podcast for further humiliation.

Posted by: Wally at February 29, 2024 04:34 PM (TFgMp)

67 Regarding Borderlands -- I'll watch it, because I'm a huge fan of the game series. I will not be the first to say that casting black leprechaun Kevin Hart as deep-voiced military badass Roland is a horrible decision.

But hey, this is a flick. Not a film.

As my elderly neighbor lady says when I'm being to fussy about perfection on a project for her, "It's not a piano."

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at February 29, 2024 04:34 PM (/QIWP)

68 45 My wife, who hates science fiction, actually liked Dune I and has expressed an interest to see Dune II.

She was able "to follow the story." So... whatever
Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 29, 2024 04:32 PM (Q4IgG)

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Dolley hated Dune 1, hated me while she was watching it, and has expunged it from her memory.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:35 PM (GBKbO)

69 And I love the Lonely Island but remaking The Naked Gun is...why? Why would you do that? It's like remaking Airplane.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 04:35 PM (xcxpd)

70 Update: Another whoops -- TJM tells me that Eli Roth got fired after two rounds of reshoots and replaced by (Deadpool director) Tim Miller.

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I'm beginning to suspect that ChatTJM may be an advanced non-wokified cinematic AI bot.

Posted by: ShainS -- Laken Riley (Business is business, and it's a murder most foul) at February 29, 2024 04:35 PM (pKss/)

71 Decent cast but that Zendaya is so unbelievably annoying.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 29, 2024 04:35 PM (D7WrU)

72 >>>And I love the Lonely Island but remaking The Naked Gun is...why? Why would you do that? It's like remaking Airplane.

EXACTLY! WHAT A GREAT IDEA!

Get me Screenwriter Guy!

Posted by: The Producer Guy at February 29, 2024 04:36 PM (KRtlO)

73 The Naked Gun movies with Leslie Nielsen were very funny, imho. And I even liked the opening credits soundtrack. The word play was cheesy but fun.
"Wow, nice beaver!"
"Thanks, I just had it stuffed!"

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 29, 2024 04:36 PM (MeG8a)

74 I'd that picture of Nieson a still from the moviel? If so that's not much of a goofy face.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 29, 2024 04:36 PM (xcrUy)

75 Dolley hated Dune 1, hated me while she was watching it, and has expunged it from her memory.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:35 PM (GBKbO)

*Revises opinion of Dolley Madison up a notch*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 04:36 PM (xcxpd)

76 I forget, the joke was in both the tv show and the second movie. In one of them, the question is "Is this some kind of bust?!"
Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:34 PM (KRtlO)

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The best part about the TV show was at the end when they would fake freeze-frame, and stuff would still be going on around them.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 29, 2024 04:36 PM (DRSnL)

77 I've heard people say that the disappointing results of the last Mission Impossible movie was that it was 'Part 1'

It might be that a month's delay only might avoid that.


I almost never go to theaters anymore, and I wouldn't even consider a movie in two parts unless I knew they were both complete, so even if the first one is a dog, the second one will still get a run. I've seen to many Netflix and other shows that I invest time in for a season or two, and then just because they don't make enough money, they drop the thing, with no resolution. Altered Carbon is a good example.
*glares at Netflix*

Posted by: Archimedes at February 29, 2024 04:36 PM (CsUN+)

78 I forget, the joke was in both the tv show and the second movie. In one of them, the question is "Is this some kind of bust?!"

Anna Nicole Smith, before she married the 90 year old guy IIRC

Posted by: brak at February 29, 2024 04:36 PM (AR07F)

79 I’m looking forward to ministry of un gentlemanly something or other with the big guy from reacher.

The M Knight thing looks way women heavy.

Posted by: Blutarski at February 29, 2024 04:36 PM (Cp1vk)

80 I thought they did a good job with part 1 of Dune, but Florence Pugh is in part 2 and Zendaya is in both. That is poor casting. They are both irritating. Pugh is one of the few actresses I wish would keep her clothes on, and Zendaya is nowhere near Sean Young on the crazy/hot matrix.

Fergusson and Chalamet are OK though.

Posted by: Thatch at February 29, 2024 04:36 PM (WErxR)

81 Liam Neeson was funny in Ted 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL7IoRjVHJQ

Posted by: Kindltot at February 29, 2024 04:36 PM (D7oie)

82 Will Smith as Popeye?
.......

Hope Bluto kicks his ass.
Who plays Wimpy?

Posted by: wth at February 29, 2024 04:36 PM (v0R5T)

83 >>>Anna Nicole Smith, before she married the 90 year old guy IIRC

nooooope, she was in the third, worst film, this joke is in the second and involved a no-name with just a couple of lines

Posted by: The Producer Guy at February 29, 2024 04:37 PM (KRtlO)

84 I will continue insisting, until people finally believe me, that Wyatt Earp is an epic and nearly a masterpiece. I know, I know: "But Tombstone's the best!" So what?

There is iron in the words of Ace for all Morons to see.

Posted by: Cat ladies at February 29, 2024 04:37 PM (a3Q+t)

85 Kat Timpf as Olive Oyl.

Posted by: wth at February 29, 2024 04:37 PM (v0R5T)

86 I thought the Dune on the SF channel was good and actually followed the book
Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 04:31 PM (A5THL)

I honestly like the 70s (80s?) Dune.

EXCEPT it feels like they ran out of money and made what should have been the second half of the movie in 15 minutes.

Still like it though.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 29, 2024 04:37 PM (N1tpc)

87 Will Smith as Popeye?
.......

Hope Bluto kicks his ass.
Who plays Wimpy?
Posted by: wth

Cedric the Entertainer.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 29, 2024 04:37 PM (R4t5M)

88 Abbey Lee in Horizon ?


That's hot

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at February 29, 2024 04:38 PM (NtVYv)

89 They'll take a book of average length (300-400 pages) and then try to give it 8-10 episodes on television. Or they'll try to give it a full movie trilogy (*cough*The Hobbit*cough*).

Worst example of stretching since Richard Simmons pulled a hamstring.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 29, 2024 04:38 PM (CsUN+)

90 Books are just objectively better than movies...(**DUCKS**)
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 29, 2024 04:34 PM (7fElN)

They don't make places that provide books and dark rooms for snuggling with your sweetie.

Assertion REFUTED

Posted by: Oldcat at February 29, 2024 04:38 PM (eoQWY)

91 Isn't Costner the one who did woke yellowstone?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 29, 2024 04:38 PM (2ovLw)

92 nooooope, she was in the third, worst film, this joke is in the second and involved a no-name with just a couple of lines

haha ok, yeah they kind of run toghether

Posted by: brak at February 29, 2024 04:38 PM (AR07F)

93 It's like remaking Airplane.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 04:35 PM (xcxpd)

Yeah! Oh, wait...

Posted by: William Shatner at February 29, 2024 04:38 PM (LX4y3)

94 Will Smith as Popeye?
.......

Hope Bluto kicks his ass.
Who plays Wimpy?
Posted by: wth


Jerrold Nadler

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at February 29, 2024 04:38 PM (NtVYv)

95 Who is going to replace OJ in a Naked Gun remake?

Posted by: brak at February 29, 2024 04:38 PM (AR07F)

96 Eli Roth has directed a video game movie, Borderlands.

I never played the games, but I've seen several reports (and images) that say the main female characters are MUCH older than they should be, and it affects their action/energy/performance

https://tinyurl.com/yckp2m5c

Cate Blanchett and Jamie Lee Curtis had their time, but playing quirky 20-30 somethings in a desert wasteland sci-fi action movie probably isn't their best fit now.

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at February 29, 2024 04:38 PM (JCZqz)

97 Alright, finished consooming the Morning Report, what did I miss?

Posted by: Diesel Jones, Biologist at February 29, 2024 04:38 PM (Vu7A1)

98 nooooope, she was in the third, worst film, this joke is in the second and involved a no-name with just a couple of lines
Posted by: The Producer Guy at February 29, 2024 04:37 PM (KRtlO)

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Correct. https://is.gd/UxM85U

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 29, 2024 04:38 PM (DRSnL)

99 They don't make places that provide books and dark rooms for snuggling with your sweetie.

Assertion REFUTED
Posted by: Oldcat at February 29, 2024 04:38 PM (eoQWY)
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Uh, college kids have been doing the nasty in university libraries since the dawn of time...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 29, 2024 04:39 PM (7fElN)

100 Definitely want to see dune part 2. Not going to the movies though, I'll wait.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 29, 2024 04:39 PM (VwHCD)

101 Well the 1st attempt at a Dune movie sucked so it's all up hill from there

Posted by: Skip at February 29, 2024 04:39 PM (fwDg9)

102 Horizon might be fine. It has that annoying thing where they film night scenes so dark you can't tell what's going on. Yes, I know that's how it really would be in the days before electric light, but I don't need to have that level of realism in my movies. When Rooster is telling Mattie about his past as they wait for the bandits to come to the shack (the "real," 1969 version, I mean), it's night. But it's lit so you can see them and their faces and everything.

Just *suggest* the night. The audience will get it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 29, 2024 04:39 PM (J2vNu)

103 Uh, college kids have been doing the nasty in university libraries since the dawn of time...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 29, 2024 04:39 PM (7fElN)

Could be why some books stink

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at February 29, 2024 04:40 PM (NtVYv)

104 Improvisational comedy ! Ricky Gervais and Neeson.



https://tinyurl.com/bdefhyyf

Posted by: runner at February 29, 2024 04:40 PM (V13WU)

105 97 Alright, finished consooming the Morning Report, what did I miss?
Posted by: Diesel Jones, Biologist


Bud Light is cratering again in Q4.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qbOOiN3X6E&t=116s

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 29, 2024 04:40 PM (eYF7X)

106 Hollywood has always been like this.

Adaptations of great literature. Stories "ripped from the headlines". Sequels (there were 28 Blondie movies from 1938 to 1950). Rehashes of formula.

Big investments require financial protection. Smaller investments can be riskier, but more people can command small budgets, spreading out the number of smaller films in general, making it harder to find the good stuff.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:33 PM (GBKbO)

Edgar Rice Borroughs wrote 28 sequels to Tarzan.


It didn't start with Hollywood.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 29, 2024 04:40 PM (N1tpc)

107 And the Borderlands movie looks like they got their cast and costumes from Wish.com.

Hard pass.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 04:40 PM (xcxpd)

108 66 I like the part of the Popeye movie where Olive Oyl has sex with Bluto and then makes Popeye come on her podcast for further humiliation.
Posted by: Wally at February 29, 2024 04:34 PM (TFgMp


Lol.

Or that time wimpy banged oliveoil and made Popeye watch while he stick his peepee in a can of cold spinich and then didnt pay popeye on tuesday for a furburger today.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 29, 2024 04:40 PM (O6RHO)

109 89 They'll take a book of average length (300-400 pages) and then try to give it 8-10 episodes on television. Or they'll try to give it a full movie trilogy (*cough*The Hobbit*cough*).

Worst example of stretching since Richard Simmons pulled a hamstring.
Posted by: Archimedes at February 29, 2024 04:38 PM (CsUN+)

I refused to see any of the Hobbit movies on principle but didn't Jackson also take a lot of the story from the appendices to LOTR that covered the histories of the Second and Third Ages?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 04:40 PM (T+Iwg)

110 I thought Dune 1 was okay, but drab. Philistine that I am, I really like the David Lynch version much, much better.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 29, 2024 04:40 PM (CHHv1)

111 106 Edgar Rice Borroughs wrote 28 sequels to Tarzan.


It didn't start with Hollywood.
Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 29, 2024 04:40 PM (N1tpc)

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People like formula. It's a thing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:40 PM (GBKbO)

112 Dolley hated Dune 1, hated me while she was watching it, and has expunged it from her memory.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:35 PM


What are her feelings regarding the weekly screenings of Prometheus?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 29, 2024 04:40 PM (a3Q+t)

113 Just kidding on that one, that's one of those stupid fake trailers people put together.


Or is it???

Posted by: Diogenes at February 29, 2024 04:41 PM (W/lyH)

114 Uh, college kids have been doing the nasty in university libraries since the dawn of time...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel


I've yet to find a real life hot librarian. It's a myth.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 29, 2024 04:41 PM (eYF7X)

115 >>>There is iron in the words of Ace for all Morons to see.

If you believe my words of death, then you believe my words of life. And I know that people can get along without killing each other over which is better, Tombstone or Wyatt Earp.

Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:41 PM (KRtlO)

116 Books are just objectively better than movies...(**DUCKS**)
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel
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Not always. Case in point, Pride and Prejudice (1995), Colin Firth diving into the lake

Posted by: screaming in digital at February 29, 2024 04:41 PM (1eY81)

117 NOEL - LEON

DUNE - NUDE

Posted by: Count de Monet, I'm tapped out at February 29, 2024 04:41 PM (4I/2K)

118 109 I refused to see any of the Hobbit movies on principle but didn't Jackson also take a lot of the story from the appendices to LOTR that covered the histories of the Second and Third Ages?
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 04:40 PM (T+Iwg)

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I think The Hobbit films are best viewed as "a history of Middle Earth roughly 60 years before the events of The Lord of the Rings."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:41 PM (GBKbO)

119 Honestly, Liam Nieson can do a funny role. But a remake? Hollywood is out of ideas. I was told that during the writer's strike people were behind the scenes writing new stuff. Not really seeing it.
Costner just might be able to repeat a hit, but more likely be able to capitalize on nothing being worth watching this year.

Posted by: Picric at February 29, 2024 04:41 PM (5wKKP)

120 I refused to see any of the Hobbit movies on principle but didn't Jackson also take a lot of the story from the appendices to LOTR that covered the histories of the Second and Third Ages?

I couldn't tell you.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 29, 2024 04:41 PM (CsUN+)

121 95 Who is going to replace OJ in a Naked Gun remake?
Posted by: brak at February 29, 2024 04:38 PM (AR07F


Why would they replace OJ. The jokes write themselves

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 29, 2024 04:42 PM (O6RHO)

122 I also thought the first Dune was just okay. I enjoyed it, but sort of forgettable in my opinion. I will see Dune 2 eventually, but not "hyped" about it.

Posted by: Blago at February 29, 2024 04:42 PM (wMRY8)

123 I may be in the minority but Hollywood badly needs the Shamalayans of the world.

I hope this guy can get his mojo back.


And yeah...Liam Neeson. Ummm....


He has a specific skill set. Knowmsayin?

Posted by: eleven at February 29, 2024 04:42 PM (iziT8)

124 I've played the second Borderlands game, and the Tales game.
I haven't seen the trailer for the upcoming movie (which appears to have the characters from the first game), but there's apparently a lot of mockery of it floating around online.

I'm hoping the Dune movie is good. In the meantime, MS Flight Simulator has a free Dune add-on that lets you fly an ornithopter on Dune. I took that for a quick spin.

Posted by: junior at February 29, 2024 04:42 PM (CJFVk)

125 If you missed Dune 1, WB put out a 90 second video you can watch before Dune 2 - yeah, Dune 1 was mostly world and setting building, so you didn't miss much. Dune 2 is where the action is...

You can probably go cold and still figure out what's going on...

Posted by: Nova Local at February 29, 2024 04:42 PM (exHjb)

126 Dolley hated Dune 1, hated me while she was watching it, and has expunged it from her memory.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:35 PM (GBKbO)

*Revises opinion of Dolley Madison up a notch*
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 04:36 PM (xcxpd)

Dune is unique in that it is an SF book that I couldn't get more than about 100 pages into and gave up. I picked up a parody somewhat later that I did read so I can kinda follow the trailers. I've read encyclopedias front to end, daily summaries of the Civil War, all sorts of things. Not Dune.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 29, 2024 04:42 PM (eoQWY)

127 I refused to see any of the Hobbit movies on principle but didn't Jackson also take a lot of the story from the appendices to LOTR that covered the histories of the Second and Third Ages?
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 04:40 PM (T+Iwg)

Worst part of the Hobbit for me was the Cartoon physics in the fight scenes.

LOTR Fight scenes were 'semi' realistic... but Hobbites were falling down 3 stories and not getting hurt.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 29, 2024 04:43 PM (xaFKb)

128 I downloaded Dune 2000, the old RTS.

That game was, like, half of my youth.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:43 PM (GBKbO)

129 I'm hoping the Dune movie is good. In the meantime, MS Flight Simulator has a free Dune add-on that lets you fly an ornithopter on Dune. I took that for a quick spin.


Oooooh. Thanks for letting me know.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 29, 2024 04:43 PM (CsUN+)

130 Intriguing idea with the two part movie.

If it works there will be approximately 1.2 million more.

Posted by: eleven at February 29, 2024 04:43 PM (iziT8)

131 Just *suggest* the night. The audience will get it.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 29, 2024 04:39 PM (J2vNu)

Perfect writing advice there, Wolfus. Let the audience imagine it themselves.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at February 29, 2024 04:43 PM (Angsy)

132 >Who is going to replace OJ in a Naked Gun remake?

Alec Baldwin

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 29, 2024 04:43 PM (cf/0E)

133 Liam Neeson did a hilarious deadpan comic cameo in TED (the talking Teddy Bear movie). The Frank Drebin character was also funny and hilarious so I think it might be a good fit for Mr. Neeson. The real key will be the writing.

Posted by: sherlockzz at February 29, 2024 04:44 PM (6yG/4)

134 Costner must be forever known for the dull slog of a film that was Dances with Wolves.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:23 PM (GBKbO)


Ahem!!!
Waterworld.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 29, 2024 04:44 PM (W/lyH)

135 Cmon, there were no flattops in ancient Rome.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 29, 2024 04:44 PM (+WH1W)

136 130 Intriguing idea with the two part movie.

If it works there will be approximately 1.2 million more.
Posted by: eleven at February 29, 2024 04:43 PM (iziT

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Hollywood learns what lessons it wants to learn. They have to be simple enough for executives to understand.

"Two part movie," may be that simple.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:44 PM (GBKbO)

137 I won't forgive Costner for screwing up Yellowstone

Posted by: Mad Max in VA at February 29, 2024 04:45 PM (YQ4mh)

138 I rewatched Dune 1 on Netflix and it was MUCH much better than I recall. I don't know why it felt flat the first time I saw it, but after seeing it a second time I'll definitely be buying it on blu-ray.

Posted by: Max Power at February 29, 2024 04:45 PM (q177U)

139 But a remake? Hollywood is out of ideas-

The Judy Garland Wizard of Oz was the third film adaptation of the book, Sometremakes can do it right.

Posted by: Bete at February 29, 2024 04:45 PM (LX4y3)

140 I didn't hate the Hobbit movies, I guess I just thought they would be about what I expected.

Are people upset with them because it's not true to the book?

Posted by: Blago at February 29, 2024 04:45 PM (wMRY8)

141 134 Costner must be forever known for the dull slog of a film that was Dances with Wolves.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:23 PM (GBKbO)


Ahem!!!
Waterworld.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 29, 2024 04:44 PM (W/lyH)

Well, but at least there was wet, nekked Jean Tripplehorn.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 04:45 PM (T+Iwg)

142 Yellowstone is a Taylor Sheridan creation, Costner was the main star.
Taylor Sheridan is one of those writers, I'll watch anything he makes.
Same with the Coen Bros.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 29, 2024 04:45 PM (MeG8a)

143 Of course, Hollywood has previously learned the two part movie lesson, but only in relation to ending series based on youth-directed books, starting with Harry Potter then the Hunger Games then...Divergent? I think.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:45 PM (GBKbO)

144 Well the 1st attempt at a Dune movie sucked so it's all up hill from there was directed by David Lynch and was much more restrained than Eraser Head

FIFY

Posted by: Kindltot at February 29, 2024 04:45 PM (D7oie)

145 Hollywood learns what lessons it wants to learn. They have to be simple enough for executives to understand.

"Two part movie," may be that simple.[/.i]

We were told there would be no math!!!

Posted by: Movie Executives at February 29, 2024 04:45 PM (CsUN+)

146 from the side about dour...
F'n British dictionary.

https://youtu.be/dECuduASTVA
https://tinyurl.com/365utktb

Both ways are correct.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 29, 2024 04:45 PM (ynpvh)

147 Regarding Borderlands -- I'll watch it, because I'm a huge fan of the game series. I will not be the first to say that casting black leprechaun Kevin Hart as deep-voiced military badass Roland is a horrible decision.

But hey, this is a flick. Not a film.

As my elderly neighbor lady says when I'm being to fussy about perfection on a project for her, "It's not a piano."

Posted by: Taq, Rickrolled by Jesus at February 29, 2024 04:34 PM (/QIWP)

Killer game series. I can see them totally messing up the character casting though. Too bad Margot Robbie is a bit tall to play tiny tina.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 29, 2024 04:45 PM (VwHCD)

Posted by: Movie Executives at February 29, 2024 04:45 PM (CsUN+)

149 And what about this one -- Will Smith as Popeye?



Will he walk up and slap Wimpy for mentioned that Olive Olive is letting Brutus eat her can of spinach?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 29, 2024 04:45 PM (ibTVg)

150 >>>120 I refused to see any of the Hobbit movies on principle but didn't Jackson also take a lot of the story from the appendices to LOTR that covered the histories of the Second and Third Ages?

yes, well, not the second age, but he took the parts of the appendices which retconned what Gandalf was doing when he disappeared from the Company in The Hobbit, and showed those parts. In the appendices, it's claimed that he went to investigate the Necromancer and found out it was Sauron, and then he convened the White Council to talk about the growing threat.

although these parts don't belong in The Hobbit, and make the events of the main story seem trivial, there is a great sequence involving Gandalf and Radagast investigating the tomb (well, place of imprisonment) of the Witch-King that is really good. Probably the best part of all three movies.

(I watch the extended versions, I don't know how much of this sequence is in the theatrical version)

Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:45 PM (KRtlO)

151 Edgar Rice Borroughs wrote 28 sequels to Tarzan.


It didn't start with Hollywood.
Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 29, 2024 04:40 PM (N1tpc)

Jane was kidnapped... AGAIN????

Posted by: Tarzan at February 29, 2024 04:46 PM (xaFKb)

152 The "novel as a movie" thing is why the disappearencevof the mini-series was such an unfortunate thing. The mini-series format was basically perfect for a novel, and we used to have mini-series up through the mid-80s or so. Then VCRs showed up, which allowed people to watch movies at home. And the mini-series disappeared.

Posted by: junior at February 29, 2024 04:46 PM (CJFVk)

153 130 Intriguing idea with the two part movie.

If it works there will be approximately 1.2 million more.
Posted by: eleven at February 29, 2024 04:43 PM (iziT

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Hollywood learns what lessons it wants to learn. They have to be simple enough for executives to understand.

"Two part movie," may be that simple.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:44 PM (GBKbO)

Trilogies and prequels are where it's at.

Posted by: George Lucas, sitting on $4 billion at February 29, 2024 04:46 PM (4I/2K)

154 Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 29, 2024 04:41 PM (eYF7X)

I know one. She was the librarian at my seminary. Very pretty blonde maybe in her middle 30's at the time. I expect she's retired by now.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 29, 2024 04:46 PM (Ki//m)

155 Looking forward to the scene in naked gun where Neeson winds up on top of king Charles in the missionary position on the buffet table. I swear all you have to do is take the same movie and update the jokes "for a modern audience".

Absolute gold.!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 29, 2024 04:46 PM (O6RHO)

156 Thug looters are now in SC. Three women filled garbage bags with $3000 worth of Crocs at the Tanger Premium Outlet Mall in Myrtle Beach.

Broad daylight, no masks, unarmed except for their fat asses.

Posted by: Field Marshal Zhukov at February 29, 2024 04:46 PM (FU0ZW)

157 Edgar Rice Borroughs wrote 28 sequels to Tarzan.


It didn't start with Hollywood.
Posted by: Formerly Virginian at February 29, 2024 04:40 PM (N1tpc)

Deja Thoris was kidnapped... AGAIN?

Posted by: John Carter at February 29, 2024 04:46 PM (xaFKb)

158 150 although these parts don't belong in The Hobbit, and make the events of the main story seem trivial, there is a great sequence involving Gandalf and Radagast investigating the tomb (well, place of imprisonment) of the Witch-King that is really good. Probably the best part of all three movies.

(I watch the extended versions, I don't know how much of this sequence is in the theatrical version)
Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:45 PM (KRtlO)

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I've never seen the extended, but I think the only part of that that didn't make it was finding Thrain.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:46 PM (GBKbO)

159 I did not like the Costn3r version of Tombstone. The other version was great. One of my favorite movies.

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 04:46 PM (A5THL)

160 I’m skeptical about the fake Will Smith trailer.

We’ve seen this before when he fucked up James West in Wild Wild West.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 29, 2024 04:46 PM (UdksW)

161 Edgar Rice Borroughs wrote 28 sequels to Tarzan.

And his Tarzan books get made into movies about once a decade.

Hollywood only tried his Barsoom books once though...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 29, 2024 04:47 PM (ibTVg)

162 I've yet to find a real life hot librarian. It's a myth.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at February 29, 2024 04:41 PM (eYF7X)
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Nope. We have a fairly cute librarian in the library where I work. Unfortunately, she's a COVID Karen and wears a mask all the time. Or should could just want to avoid a bunch of dudes hitting on her.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 29, 2024 04:47 PM (7fElN)

163 Well, but at least there was wet, nekked Jean Tripplehorn.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 04:45 PM (T+Iwg)

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Body double. Sorry.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 29, 2024 04:47 PM (DRSnL)

164 I hadn't heard of Open Range when I happened across it on one of my local channels one Sunday afternoon. Coming in late and seeing Robert Duvall on horseback, I thought it was a prequel of sorts to Lonesome Dove. Then along came Annette Bening and I forgot all about everything else.

It is a fine Western film -- and based on a novel, I think.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 29, 2024 04:47 PM (J2vNu)

165
Leslie Nielsen was a serious actor, too. Think of all his pre-Frank Drebin roles. In reality, he was a natural cut-up and a very funny man. Frank Drebin allowed him to be his true self.

I can't watch any of his earlier roles without seeing him as Frank Drebin, and laughing, imaging he's just on the verge of doing something stupid or setting the place on fire.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at February 29, 2024 04:47 PM (w6EFb)

166 That "Naked Gun" poster includes the errant whole-bullet-in-flight misconception that gun-ignorant illustrators blunder into. Think that was done with a wink and a nod, or no?

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at February 29, 2024 04:48 PM (wzAuc)

167 @130 If it works there will be approximately 1.2 million more.

--------

The most recent Mission Impossible did the same thing. It's already here.

Posted by: junior at February 29, 2024 04:48 PM (CJFVk)

168 I’m sorry that douche Seth McFarland is involved. Don’t like him and not sure why.

Posted by: Blutarski at February 29, 2024 04:48 PM (Cp1vk)

169 161 Edgar Rice Borroughs wrote 28 sequels to Tarzan.

And his Tarzan books get made into movies about once a decade.

Hollywood only tried his Barsoom books once though...
Posted by: 18-1 at February 29, 2024 04:47 PM (ibTVg)

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False!

The Ayslum made an adaptation of Princess of Mars in 2009!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:48 PM (GBKbO)

170 Deja Thoris was kidnapped... AGAIN?

I remember the art on those books would really catch a young man's eye...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 29, 2024 04:48 PM (ibTVg)

171 Watching YouTube historical videos while watching comments here, had a Nikki Trump Hate commercial on YouTube

Posted by: Skip at February 29, 2024 04:48 PM (fwDg9)

172 Biden slurring his way through a teleprompter speech at the border. He just said he told a county official that he used to be a county official. Really? When you were a truck driver or after your Heisman football level career?

Posted by: Jen the original at February 29, 2024 04:48 PM (Ar12j)

173 Dances with Wolves was so full of noble savage trash that it was Woke before Woke was a thing.

Crusade was bad. Really bad. There were really only two Indy movies. Just like there's only one Highlander movie.

Drinker gets a lot of stuff wrong, like saying Golden Eye wasn't full of Woke feminist dogshit. I unsubbed from him, because he's just.....not very discerning. He still shows up in my feed, and I still watch some, but not woth a lot of time.

When most of Hollyweird is eating from dumpsters, then I'll go watch a new movie. Till then, it's YouTube and old stuff. Or anime. Ajin is a badass series. You can buy discs to avoid Netflix.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at February 29, 2024 04:48 PM (h49qi)

174 >>>Are people upset with them because it's not true to the book?

yes but also they give up the versimilitude that worked so well in the LOTR movies and just go for a screaming face-fuck of CGI bukake and just absolute cartoon nonsense.

I've learned to appreciate them and forgive the flaws, but really, the films make no attempt to present any of this as a real world or real characters. It's almost all cartoonish excess.

Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:48 PM (KRtlO)

175 Well, but at least there was wet, nekked Jean Tripplehorn.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 04:45 PM (T+Iwg)


Mmmmm. Good point.
Googly didn't let me down on that!

Posted by: Diogenes at February 29, 2024 04:48 PM (W/lyH)

176 Neeson did a pretty funny cameo in Life's too short with Warrick Davis, playing an entirely humorless verson of himself. Frank Drebin is played as the ultimate straight man, so it might work.

Posted by: Taft at February 29, 2024 04:49 PM (c0I9y)

177 Again I want to recommend "American Fiction" about the black guy writing a novel which wasn't popular because it's about a middle class Black family. so he's told to make it "real" by the lame, patronizing liberal agents so he has to make it about people in the hood. Everybody in the seemed to be laughing including the AA folks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 29, 2024 04:49 PM (Ki//m)

178 >>. Don’t like him and not sure why.

he's an absolute raging liberal and NPC prick.

Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:49 PM (KRtlO)

179 170 Deja Thoris was kidnapped... AGAIN?

I remember the art on those books would really catch a young man's eye...
Posted by: 18-1 at February 29, 2024 04:48 PM (ibTVg)

Almost Gor Worthy....

Posted by: Tarl Cabot at February 29, 2024 04:49 PM (xaFKb)

180 @129 Oooooh. Thanks for letting me know.

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You're welcome. Starting it up reminded me that I *really* need to get the soundtrack for the film.

Posted by: junior at February 29, 2024 04:49 PM (CJFVk)

181 172 Biden slurring his way through a teleprompter speech at the border. He just said he told a county official that he used to be a county official. Really? When you were a truck driver or after your Heisman football level career?
Posted by: Jen the original at February 29, 2024 04:48 PM (Ar12j)

Just before he started banging Morgan fairchild

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at February 29, 2024 04:49 PM (O6RHO)

182 False!

The Ayslum made an adaptation of Princess of Mars in 2009!


I did not know that...

Antonio Sabato Jr. as John Carter
Traci Lords as Dejah Thoris

and now I see what I did not know that

Posted by: 18-1 at February 29, 2024 04:49 PM (ibTVg)

183 I’m sorry that douche Seth McFarland is involved. Don’t like him and not sure why.
Posted by: Blutarski at February 29, 2024 04:48 PM (Cp1vk)

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Because he's douchey and annoying? He was friends with Breitbart, though.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 29, 2024 04:49 PM (DRSnL)

184 Borderlands 2 was so much fun.
Tried 3 but it was too much the same.

Kevin Hart as Roland is dumb; should've been Lawrance Fishbourne.

Handsome Jack was a likable villain, I mean, he does the Seinfeld "these pretzels are making me thirsty" line.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 29, 2024 04:50 PM (WqI/f)

185 Isn't dune just a soap opera drama about clans or something? So like.. star wars without any action at all?

Posted by: Chuck Hemangioma at February 29, 2024 04:50 PM (CZPkK)

186 174 yes but also they give up the versimilitude that worked so well in the LOTR movies and just go for a screaming face-fuck of CGI bukake and just absolute cartoon nonsense.

I've learned to appreciate them and forgive the flaws, but really, the films make no attempt to present any of this as a real world or real characters. It's almost all cartoonish excess.
Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:48 PM (KRtlO)

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You have a time machine, go back in time and get Guillermo del Toro to stick around for six more months of pre-production to get through the labor disputes, then we can get his two-part version!

Also, I have a theory that del Toro would make the best Conan the Barbarian movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:50 PM (GBKbO)

187
I would love to see some "Police Squad!" reruns again, but haven't see any on anywhere.

Just like "Airplane!" took a cheesy, but serious movie, "Zero Hour" (starring Dana Andrews) and made if funny without too many changes, so Police Squad! did it with old Lee Marvin series called "M Squad".

You can see side-by-side comparisons on Youtube.

So, who knows, Myabe Liam Neeson is another Leslie Nielsen, with an inner 3-stooge waiting to come out.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at February 29, 2024 04:50 PM (w6EFb)

188 I'll probably get burned on it, but I'm looking forward to the Fallout series on Prime starting April 12th. I've played the games for years.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 29, 2024 04:50 PM (f746Z)

189 Here's a big problem with The Hobbit Movies:

In the book, Bilbo is the POV character so we're always reading his reactions to the world, even when he's not actually active in the plot. And he's frequently not active in the plot.

In the movie, Bilbo loses that POV primacy, and we see how important he is to the plot: Not very important at all. He's a mascot.

Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:50 PM (KRtlO)

190 Well, but at least there was wet, nekked Jean Tripplehorn.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher

With that name, see should have played the three-tittied-lady in the bar in Total Recall.

Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 29, 2024 04:50 PM (JCZqz)

191 Hadn't seen the original Dune until about 6 months ago -- wifey was a fan of that film and the novel(s?).

[I seem to recall hearing that something like 9 hours of film had to be edited down, leaving parts in that were confusing unless you'd read it.]

We may have to check out the new films ...

Someone here turned us on to John Carter last year, and we both thoroughly enjoyed that. Maybe a Keanu Reeves reboot -- John Wick meets John Carter?

Posted by: ShainS -- Laken Riley (Business is business, and it's a murder most foul) at February 29, 2024 04:50 PM (Dd3ss)

192 Liam Neeson can actually be kind of funny. It's hard to remember because he mostly just plays the same character from Taken in every movie for the past 10 years. And while I hate that Hollywood insists on doing horrible remakes of great movies because they have zero actual creativity, the kind of deadpan humor in the Naked Gun is exactly what Neeson could pull off.

Posted by: Mad Max in VA at February 29, 2024 04:51 PM (YQ4mh)

193 182 False!

The Ayslum made an adaptation of Princess of Mars in 2009!

I did not know that...

Antonio Sabato Jr. as John Carter
Traci Lords as Dejah Thoris

and now I see what I did not know that
Posted by: 18-1 at February 29, 2024 04:49 PM (ibTVg)

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I was so looking forward to the release of John Carter (having really gotten into the series by Burroughs) that I checked it out.

Not great.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:51 PM (GBKbO)

194 Will Smith probably could do Popeye, and do it well. Popeye is a cartoon character, after all, really non-racial.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 29, 2024 04:51 PM (tkR6S)

195 I thought it was Saucy Jack.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 29, 2024 04:51 PM (+WH1W)

196 Cmon, there were no flattops in ancient Rome.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 29, 2024 04:44 PM


Mullets, FTW!

Posted by: Gaius Kilroynius at February 29, 2024 04:51 PM (a3Q+t)

197 Always liked the western "Silverado" starring Cosner, written and directed by Kasdan.

Posted by: TakeFive at February 29, 2024 04:51 PM (4DupB)

198 What was the last decent M. Night Shayamalan movie?

Posted by: Mad Max in VA at February 29, 2024 04:51 PM (YQ4mh)

199 Almost Gor Worthy....

I read one of those books. It was something different that's for sure.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 29, 2024 04:52 PM (ibTVg)

200 Not one mention of Liam Neeson's Extras bit with Ricky Gervais. Highly recommended. I don't want to spoil any of it in case someone's going in cold.

Posted by: Robbie at February 29, 2024 04:52 PM (GNAIz)

201 Liam Neeson had a hilarious scene in the Ricky Gervais show Life's Too Short where he tries to do improvisational comedy.

Posted by: Big E at February 29, 2024 04:52 PM (AK7iE)

202 Wizard of Oz had a bunch of sequels, believe it or not.

Don't know if I saw that here or somewhere else.

Posted by: eleven at February 29, 2024 04:52 PM (iziT8)

203 I refused to see any of the Hobbit movies on principle but didn't Jackson also take a lot of the story from the appendices to LOTR that covered the histories of the Second and Third Ages?

I couldn't tell you.
Posted by: Archimedes at February 29, 2024 04:41 PM (CsUN+)

There is some information in the appendices on what was going on in the world at the same time as the Hobbit, but this is really just a few paragraphs.

I checked out of the series after seeing the Hobbit just because I thought the tone was far sillier (I can see a little bit since the Hobbit itself is much lighter, but not that much)

Posted by: Oldcat at February 29, 2024 04:52 PM (eoQWY)

204 177 Again I want to recommend "American Fiction" about the black guy writing a novel which wasn't popular because it's about a middle class Black family. so he's told to make it "real" by the lame, patronizing liberal agents so he has to make it about people in the hood. Everybody in the seemed to be laughing including the AA folks.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 29, 2024 04:49 PM (Ki//m)
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I concur. Great film.

Posted by: WisRich at February 29, 2024 04:52 PM (G0vdT)

205 198 What was the last decent M. Night Shayamalan movie?

Posted by: Mad Max in VA at February 29, 2024 04:51 PM (YQ4mh)

The one where you find out at the end that the guy in the hairpiece is actually Bruce Willis.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 29, 2024 04:53 PM (KbCG3)

206 198 What was the last decent M. Night Shayamalan movie?
Posted by: Mad Max in VA at February 29, 2024 04:51 PM (YQ4mh)

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I liked Glass (which has a divergent reputation), but most people tend to like Split.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:53 PM (GBKbO)

207 What was the last decent M. Night Shayamalan movie?

I think Split was one of his best and Glass was good as well.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 29, 2024 04:53 PM (ibTVg)

208 190 Well, but at least there was wet, nekked Jean Tripplehorn.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher

With that name, see should have played the three-tittied-lady in the bar in Total Recall.
Posted by: Moron Analyst at February 29, 2024 04:50 PM (JCZqz)

Or Eccentrica Gallumbits. (I never saw the new version of HHGTTG - was her character in it?)

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 04:53 PM (T+Iwg)

209 Books are just objectively better than movies...(**DUCKS**)
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel


***
I can think of a few, but very few exceptions:

Jaws, Die Hard, Hunt for Red October,, and Wolfen all made better movies than they did books. But four films out of all the hundreds based on novels I've seen since I was five years old? That ain't many.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 29, 2024 04:53 PM (J2vNu)

210 White House refers to illegal immigrants as 'newcomers'
A White House handout refers to illegal immigrants as 'newcomers'

Posted by: Don Black at February 29, 2024 04:53 PM (geLO8)

211 Wizard of Oz had a bunch of sequels, believe it or not.

Don't know if I saw that here or somewhere else.
Posted by: eleven at February 29, 2024 04:52 PM (iziT

The book certainly did, but the movies are adaptations of book sequels more than movie sequels.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 29, 2024 04:53 PM (eoQWY)

212 The original silent Wizard of Oz did not have sequels.

The book had a ton, of course.

The 1939 movie has about a dozen attempted, unofficial sequels.

Posted by: moviegique (buy my book!) at February 29, 2024 04:53 PM (asXVI)

213 Horde mind...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 29, 2024 04:53 PM (ibTVg)

214 I like the part in Dune where Hillary flies around in her fat suit.

Posted by: wth at February 29, 2024 04:53 PM (v0R5T)

215 The Hobbit was probably my all time favorite book as a kid.

I tried to get my children to read it, one of my daughters went through a Harry Potter stage, I thought it would be an easy sell, but she just wouldn't.

Posted by: Blago at February 29, 2024 04:53 PM (wMRY8)

216 41 >>> I think Kasden got the directing credit for Wyatt Earp but Costner bigfooted him aside and finished directing because he didn't like Kasden's work

well this is supposedly what happened with Tombstone, with Kurt Russell using George P. Cosmatos as a "Front Director," so maybe you're gettin the two confused.

THANK YOU, DISINFORMATION EXPERT, I AM OFTEN CONFUSED. NOT BIDEN CONFUSED, BUT... WHAT WAS I SAYING?

Posted by: Fat Jonah from Krypton at February 29, 2024 04:54 PM (T44gN)

217 I think Naked Gun sucked and should not be remade. But I do think Liam Neeson can play the kind of deadpan humor that the roll requires. He had some dryly humorous lines in Love Actually, and did it well enough.

Posted by: This Movie Will Still Suck, But Not Because Of Him at February 29, 2024 04:54 PM (fqXci)

218 I thought the Dune on the SF channel was good and actually followed the book
Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 04:31 PM (A5THL)

I found Dune to be a rather tedious book, so it has been easy to avoid any movies derived from it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 29, 2024 04:54 PM (tkR6S)

219 You'd think there'd be grassy knolls in Middle Earth from looking at the map but I got lost right away.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 29, 2024 04:54 PM (+WH1W)

220 AOP I like Will Smith movies, did like Robin Williams though not impressed with the movie

Posted by: Skip at February 29, 2024 04:54 PM (fwDg9)

221 186 174 yes but also they give up the versimilitude that worked so well in the LOTR movies and just go for a screaming face-fuck of CGI bukake and just absolute cartoon nonsense.

I've learned to appreciate them and forgive the flaws, but really, the films make no attempt to present any of this as a real world or real characters. It's almost all cartoonish excess.
Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:48 PM (KRtlO)

========

You have a time machine, go back in time and get Guillermo del Toro to stick around for six more months of pre-production to get through the labor disputes, then we can get his two-part version!

Also, I have a theory that del Toro would make the best Conan the Barbarian movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:50 PM (GBKbO)

The Quentin Tarantino version of Conan the Barbarian...would be interesting.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 29, 2024 04:54 PM (ynpvh)

222 What was the last decent M. Night Shayamalan movie?
Posted by: Mad Max in VA at February 29, 2024 04:51 PM (YQ4mh)

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Split.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 29, 2024 04:54 PM (DRSnL)

223 Even though I'm female, I love westerns, especially the ones from the 1930s to 1960s. Now John Ford could do westerns...

"Horizon" might be good but I did not like "Dances with Wolves" nor "Yellowstone. " It certainly looks like a lot of women are in it. I am starting to develop a theory that too many female characters will ruin a western. And we will have to agree to disagree about "Wyatt Earp". Yikes. But "Tombstone" is one of my favorite movies.

Posted by: Brunnhilde at February 29, 2024 04:54 PM (3AwA+)

224 I like the part in Dune where Hillary flies around in her fat suit.

In The Giver, Meryl Streep is obviously playing Hillary Clinton.

It was interesting...and its a good movie too.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 29, 2024 04:55 PM (ibTVg)

225 209 Books are just objectively better than movies...(**DUCKS**)
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel

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They're different mediums and do very different things.

When trying to make a great book into a great movie, the movie is bound to lose something of what made the book great because movies can't do the same thing.

But think of a movie that's considered purely cinematic in form and how to adapt that to the written word while maintaining what made that inherently cinematic feel but in a new medium.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:55 PM (GBKbO)

226 I heard a rumor that Dylan Mulvaney is going to play Arnold Schwarzenegger in a new biopic. I think Criminal Drinker said it was going to be directed by Kathleen Kennedy.

Posted by: Truthbomb at February 29, 2024 04:55 PM (h/xVB)

227 I'll probably get burned on it, but I'm looking forward to the Fallout series on Prime starting April 12th. I've played the games for years.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 29, 2024 04:50 PM (f746Z)

Absolutely. The fallout series was huge fav of mine. I think I picked every rock in the wastelands clean.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 29, 2024 04:55 PM (VwHCD)

228 I’m sorry that douche Seth McFarland is involved. Don’t like him and not sure why.
Posted by: Blutarski at February 29, 2024 04:48 PM (Cp1vk)

Cause...well...he's a douche.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 29, 2024 04:56 PM (W/lyH)

229 What was the last decent M. Night Shayamalan movie?
Posted by: Mad Max in VA at February 29, 2024 04:51 PM (YQ4mh)

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I also watched Old a couple of weeks ago and I liked it well enough.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 29, 2024 04:56 PM (DRSnL)

230 But "Tombstone" is one of my favorite movies.

Posted by: Brunnhilde at February 29, 2024 04:54 PM (3AwA+)

Convinced Tombstone was made just to see how many quotes one movie could inject into mainstream society.

And yes, I liked it.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 29, 2024 04:56 PM (KbCG3)

231 Costner must be forever known for the dull slog of a film that was Dances with Wolves.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:23 PM (GBKbO)


Ahem!!!
Waterworld.
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Hold my lukewarm flat soda water.
/s/ The Postman

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 29, 2024 04:56 PM (WqI/f)

232 I heard a rumor that Dylan Mulvaney is going to play Arnold Schwarzenegger in a new biopic. I think Criminal Drinker said it was going to be directed by Kathleen Kennedy.

Close. Dylan Mulvaney plays Maria Shriver.

Posted by: Archimedes at February 29, 2024 04:56 PM (CsUN+)

233 221 The Quentin Tarantino version of Conan the Barbarian...would be interesting.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 29, 2024 04:54 PM (ynpvh)

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del Toro already deals in Lovecraftian horror through many of his films, and Robert E. Howard's writing was heavily influenced by Lovecraft (they even had a correspondence based relationship until Howard killed himself).

Conan isn't action. Conan is a hero facing down madness inducing horrors and defeating them.

That's del Toro territory.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:56 PM (GBKbO)

234 publius, I knew about zero hour but not M Squad. thanks

Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:56 PM (KRtlO)

235 I liked Glass (which has a divergent reputation), but most people tend to like Split.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini

I liked Glass better too.

Posted by: Mad Max in VA at February 29, 2024 04:57 PM (YQ4mh)

236 Conan isn't action. Conan is a hero facing down madness inducing horrors and defeating them.

That's del Toro territory.


I really liked his Hellboy movies. A shame he didn't make more

Posted by: 18-1 at February 29, 2024 04:57 PM (ibTVg)

237 What was the last decent M. Night Shayamalan movie?
Posted by: Mad Max in VA at February 29, 2024 04:51 PM (YQ4mh)

Signs still weirds me.out.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 29, 2024 04:57 PM (W/lyH)

238 215 The Hobbit was probably my all time favorite book as a kid.

I tried to get my children to read it, one of my daughters went through a Harry Potter stage, I thought it would be an easy sell, but she just wouldn't.
Posted by: Blago at February 29, 2024 04:53 PM (wMRY

I did dramatic readings of LOTR for my kids. It sometimes got hard to keep track of which voice I was using for which character.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 04:57 PM (T+Iwg)

239 > White House refers to illegal immigrants as 'newcomers'
____________

Never used a jerk sock, huh?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 29, 2024 04:57 PM (Q4IgG)

240 Books are objectively better than movies, but what are you supposed to do when waiting for book three in my SMASH HIT SCI FI "Exopreneur" series?

(Was that too subtle? I'm worried that was too subtle.)

Posted by: moviegique (buy my book!) at February 29, 2024 04:57 PM (asXVI)

241 174 yes but also they give up the versimilitude that worked so well in the LOTR movies and just go for a screaming face-fuck of CGI bukake and just absolute cartoon nonsense.

I've learned to appreciate them and forgive the flaws, but really, the films make no attempt to present any of this as a real world or real characters. It's almost all cartoonish excess.
Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 04:48 PM (KRtlO)


I heard on a webchat once that there is a fan cutdown of the Hobbit trilogy that lops off most of the excess stuff and is better. Haven't seen it though.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 29, 2024 04:58 PM (eoQWY)

242 236 I really liked his Hellboy movies. A shame he didn't make more
Posted by: 18-1 at February 29, 2024 04:57 PM (ibTVg)

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I didn't hate the reboot.

It had weird designs. I like that stuff.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:58 PM (GBKbO)

243 The first half of Dune as a book is boring setup for the dramatic plot

Posted by: Pete Bog at February 29, 2024 04:58 PM (vRnVp)

244 It is a fine Western film -- and based on a novel, I think.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 29, 2024 04:47 PM (J2vNu)


I loved Open Range, and I thought Costner did a great job in that movie.

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 04:58 PM (A5THL)

245 I did dramatic readings of LOTR for my kids. It sometimes got hard to keep track of which voice I was using for which character.
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*minor character reappears after 150 pages*
"THAT'S NOT THE VOICE YOU USED BEFORE!"

Posted by: moviegique (buy my book!) at February 29, 2024 04:58 PM (asXVI)

246 240 Books are objectively better than movies, but what are you supposed to do when waiting for book three in my SMASH HIT SCI FI "Exopreneur" series?

(Was that too subtle? I'm worried that was too subtle.)
Posted by: moviegique (buy my book!) at February 29, 2024 04:57 PM (asXVI)

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My new book releases tomorrow.

Ahem.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:58 PM (GBKbO)

247
Here's a side-by-side Police Squad vs M. Squad:
https://tinyurl.com/27y4r2rc

Note the ZAZ magic at work. Take a serious, sort of cheesy show, and see the humor in it, almost verbatim dialogue.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (w6EFb) at February 29, 2024 04:58 PM (w6EFb)

248 Conan isn't action. Conan is a hero facing down madness inducing horrors and defeating them.

That's del Toro territory.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:56 PM (GBKbO)

Depends on the story. There are quite a few action/adventure tales (especially along the Black Coast)

But there are some horror and suspense tales, for sure

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 04:59 PM (xcxpd)

249 I'm still waiting for the end of Yellowstone.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 29, 2024 04:59 PM (SwYJN)

250 183 I’m sorry that douche Seth McFarland is involved. Don’t like him and not sure why.
Posted by: Blutarski at February 29, 2024 04:48 PM (Cp1vk)

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Because he's douchey and annoying? He was friends with Breitbart, though.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 29, 2024 04:49 PM (DRSnL)

McFarland is arrogant, and his smugness comes through in his humor. He's a jumped-up midwit who thinks he is super smart and insightful. That gets tedious pretty quick.

Posted by: Condescending Is The Word at February 29, 2024 04:59 PM (fqXci)

251 Liam Neeson did play a horny ghost in High Spirits with Peter O'Toole, Steve Guttenberg and Daryl Hannah.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 29, 2024 04:59 PM (f746Z)

252 My new book releases tomorrow.||

Well, there you go. You can read TJM's new book while waiting for mine.

Then, if you're desperate, you can go to the movies.

Posted by: moviegique (buy my book!) at February 29, 2024 04:59 PM (asXVI)

253 I'm with you on Wyatt Earp > Tombstone, ace. Val Kilmer was epic and Tombstone was definitely the blockbuster between them, but Wyatt Earp was a deeper cut and still had great acting. Dennis Quaid was great as Doc Holliday; Val was better, but he was still good. And the Wyatt Earp Josie was WAYYYY better than Dana Delaney. She's annoying...

Dune Part 1 was slow but a go-to for me to have in the background while cleaning house after kids are in bed: it's entertaining but my heart doesn't break if I'm not hearing all the dialog. Excited for Dune 2 after reading this.

Liam Neeson feels like he should have a good sense of humor about himself. Like as a character in Tropic Thunder... he could be funny. But a comedy lead? A-Team stunk. Even a comedy lead would have a hard time being a good Frank Dreben. Frank Dreben = Leslie Nielsen, no one else...

Posted by: bearski at February 29, 2024 04:59 PM (Bhsk7)

254 I even like the old Dune movie..

Posted by: It's me donna at February 29, 2024 05:00 PM (Akjoo)

255 Fucking Hawaiian Judge is at it again and stays TX SB4. The bastards are just garbage.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at February 29, 2024 05:00 PM (DOj9b)

256 248 Depends on the story. There are quite a few action/adventure tales (especially along the Black Coast)

But there are some horror and suspense tales, for sure
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, anti-Marxist, buy ammo and keep your rifle by your side at February 29, 2024 04:59 PM (xcxpd)

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Fair, but it was always the mind altering and unnatural horrors that attracted me to the stories.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 05:00 PM (GBKbO)

257 227 I'll probably get burned on it, but I'm looking forward to the Fallout series on Prime starting April 12th. I've played the games for years.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 29, 2024 04:50 PM (f746Z)

Absolutely. The fallout series was huge fav of mine. I think I picked every rock in the wastelands clean.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 29, 2024 04:55 PM (VwHCD)

Hoping for non Woke... but with a Female Lead as the one you send out of the Vault to see what's out there?

Not holdin me breath

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 29, 2024 05:00 PM (xaFKb)

258 del Toro already deals in Lovecraftian horror through many of his films, and Robert E. Howard's writing was heavily influenced by Lovecraft (they even had a correspondence based relationship until Howard killed himself).

Conan isn't action. Conan is a hero facing down madness inducing horrors and defeating them.

That's del Toro territory.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:56 PM (GBKbO)
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Del Toro could to a great job with Solomon Kane, the other, other Robert E. Howard character (besides Kull the Conqueror and Conan the Barbarian).

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 29, 2024 05:00 PM (7fElN)

259 245 I did dramatic readings of LOTR for my kids. It sometimes got hard to keep track of which voice I was using for which character.
||

*minor character reappears after 150 pages*
"THAT'S NOT THE VOICE YOU USED BEFORE!"
Posted by: moviegique (buy my book!) at February 29, 2024 04:58 PM (asXVI)

Heh.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 05:01 PM (T+Iwg)

260 Looked at the cast list for "Horizon ". Quite an impressive list of fine character actors. I'll probably go see it.

Posted by: Tuna at February 29, 2024 05:01 PM (oaGWv)

261 The Quinn's Ideas youtube channel has some pretty good primers on Dune lore and concepts for the uninitiated.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 29, 2024 05:01 PM (+WH1W)

262 Search for Liam Neeson, Stephen Merchant, Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais. very funny.

Posted by: MikeN at February 29, 2024 05:01 PM (XygMV)

263 258 Del Toro could to a great job with Solomon Kane, the other, other Robert E. Howard character (besides Kull the Conqueror and Conan the Barbarian).
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 29, 2024 05:00 PM (7fElN)

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The Solomon Kane movie they made in 2011 with James Purefoy is pretty good.

I started reading the Kane books last night, just as comparison.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 05:01 PM (GBKbO)

264 Liam Neeson feels like he should have a good sense of humor about himself. Like as a character in Tropic Thunder... he could be funny. But a comedy lead? A-Team stunk. Even a comedy lead would have a hard time being a good Frank Dreben. Frank Dreben = Leslie Nielsen, no one else...
Posted by: bearski at February 29, 2024 04:59 PM (Bhsk7)

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I totally forgot about the A-Team remake.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 29, 2024 05:02 PM (DRSnL)

265 I thought Dune 1 was okay, but drab. Philistine that I am, I really like the David Lynch version much, much better.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm

Sting in a diaper had its charms. It was also weird as f.

Posted by: lost in space at February 29, 2024 05:02 PM (jIoy9)

266 The Solomon Kane movie they made in 2011 with James Purefoy is pretty good.

I started reading the Kane books last night, just as comparison.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 05:01 PM (GBKbO)
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I also liked the movie, though the character is a bit different than Howard's version.

Solomon Kane is pretty dark stuff. Early grimdark fantasy.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at February 29, 2024 05:03 PM (7fElN)

267 I liked Dances with Wolves. I'm a sucker for the blindly obedient and loyal, yet somewhat disillusioned soldier on the journey to truth genre. But then I also like Legends of the Fall.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 29, 2024 05:03 PM (Iaicw)

268 184 Borderlands 2 was so much fun.
Tried 3 but it was too much the same.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at February 29, 2024 04:50 PM (WqI/f)


I really enjoyed the original Borderlands and Borderlands 2. In the third installment, the parade of sassy, smack-talkin' wahmen grated on me so I didn't finish it. The gunplay mechanics were fine so it at least scratched that itch.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at February 29, 2024 05:03 PM (DTX3h)

269 It wasn't a diaper, it was a speedo!

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 29, 2024 05:04 PM (+WH1W)

270 Almost Gor Worthy....
Posted by: Tarl Cabot at February 29, 2024 04:49 PM (xaFKb)

——-

If I ever win the lotto, we will have an accurate Gor movie.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 29, 2024 05:05 PM (++4z6)

271 Liam Neeson is hilarious, he just takes serious roles nearly all of the time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajV17XhEo_Y

Posted by: ghost pournelle at February 29, 2024 05:05 PM (cDOvm)

272
Biden slurring his way through a teleprompter speech at the border. He just said he told a county official that he used to be a county official. Really? When you were a truck driver or after your Heisman football level career?
Posted by: Jen the original


New Castle County Commissioner. He was elected to the New Castle County Council in 1970 and to the U.S. Senate in 1972.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 29, 2024 05:05 PM (xG4kz)

273 Two part movie," may be that simple.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:44 PM (GBKbO)

You mean a bilogy?

Posted by: Oldcat at February 29, 2024 05:05 PM (eoQWY)

274 The Eldritch/Lovecraftian elements of Conan can easily be overstated (that's true of Howard's writing in general). The governator's first movie gets it about right: low-magic but what magic exists is weird, dangerous, and untrustworthy. I don't know who I'd pick to make a Conan film, but del Toro is too weird-focused in my book. I don't see him getting the sword and sandals aspects (which comprises the majority of the Hyborean world) right.

Posted by: But His Conan Would At Least Be Interesting at February 29, 2024 05:05 PM (fqXci)

275 The Wifey and I finished up The Blacklist earlier this week. After 10 seasons, 200+ episodes, the finale was shit.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 29, 2024 05:05 PM (f746Z)

276 I'm not a fan of westerns but Broken Trail with Duvall is watchable.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 29, 2024 05:05 PM (SwYJN)

277 If we're talking Howard, there's also "Worms of the Earth", which is "weird".

And The Sword Woman, Dark Agnes, which is straight-up action/adventure with the sort of stronk, empowered wamen I'm told guys fear and totally don't jerk off to.

Posted by: moviegique (buy my book!) at February 29, 2024 05:05 PM (asXVI)

278 209 Books are just objectively better than movies...(**DUCKS**)
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel

***
I can think of a few, but very few exceptions:
...
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 29, 2024 04:53 PM (J2vNu)


I enjoyed Bladerunner far more than DADoES.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at February 29, 2024 05:05 PM (DTX3h)

279 I liked the most recent Dune and I*m looking forward to part 2. I also liked the Sci-Fi channel miniseries.

Wyatt Earp was pretty good, but Open Range felt like it was Kevin Costner*s love letter to Kevin Costner.

Posted by: Clay at February 29, 2024 05:06 PM (I4sV1)

280 >>> I'm with you on Wyatt Earp > Tombstone, ace. Val Kilmer was epic and Tombstone was definitely the blockbuster between them, but Wyatt Earp was a deeper cut and still had great acting. Dennis Quaid was great as Doc Holliday; Val was better, but he was still good. And the Wyatt Earp Josie was WAYYYY better than Dana Delaney. She's annoying...

i forget who played Josie in WE but I agree with the rest. Val Kilmer was really good as Doc Holiday, and while Dennis Quaid did not bring that level of magic to the role, he was solid and would be considered a great Doc if not for the Kilmer version.

Tombstone is an action movie about the Gunfight at the OK Corral and Vengeance Ride. Wyatt Earp is a biopic about his whole life. Different types of movies, altogether.

(Everyone at once: "different types of movies!")

Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 05:06 PM (KRtlO)

281 They're making Fallout into a movie.

The central character is female.

In the game, at the very beginning, the player does pick his or her sex and appearance. I somehow doubt many players were female. I also doubt many male players decided to play as female either.

But, whatever...

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 29, 2024 05:06 PM (Q4IgG)

282 Sup

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 29, 2024 05:07 PM (69hUI)

283 Hoping for non Woke... but with a Female Lead as the one you send out of the Vault to see what's out there?

Not holdin me breath

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 29, 2024 05:00 PM (xaFKb)

--------------

That sounds like "Silo" -- which was pretty enjoyable the first season, and occasionally woke.

Posted by: ShainS -- Laken Riley (Business is business, and it's a murder most foul) at February 29, 2024 05:07 PM (QYppa)

284 269 It wasn't a diaper, it was a speedo!

Lightspeed briefs!

I got my friend who's a big Lynch-head a Funko Pop of Sting in a speedo because it's literally the only thing I knew about the movie.

Posted by: moviegique (buy my book!) at February 29, 2024 05:07 PM (asXVI)

285 Books are just objectively better than movies...(**DUCKS**)
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel

***
I can think of a few, but very few exceptions:
...
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 29, 2024
*
I enjoyed Bladerunner far more than DADoES.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at February 29, 2024


***
And I add No. 5 to my short list!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 29, 2024 05:07 PM (J2vNu)

286 I watched maybe two episodes of Yellowstone and thought “This is just warmed over Dallas “.

Posted by: Blutarski at February 29, 2024 05:08 PM (Cp1vk)

287 Remaking naked gun? Wtf? Why?

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 29, 2024 05:08 PM (69hUI)

288 267 I liked Dances with Wolves

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Me too. Artsy and slow but good movie if you want to stick with it. My brother and his friends (as kids) were saying "katonka?" for like a year and I thought they were retards til I finally watched it...

Posted by: bearski at February 29, 2024 05:08 PM (Bhsk7)

289 245 I did dramatic readings of LOTR for my kids. It sometimes got hard to keep track of which voice I was using for which character.
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*minor character reappears after 150 pages*
"THAT'S NOT THE VOICE YOU USED BEFORE!"
Posted by: moviegique (buy my book!) at February 29, 2024 04:58 PM (asXVI)

There's a character, a dark magician in the Black Company series who's voice changes to a new personality every few sentences. Soulcatcher. Reading that aloud would be a real challenge.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 29, 2024 05:09 PM (eoQWY)

290 I refused to see any of the Hobbit movies on principle but didn't Jackson also take a lot of the story from the appendices to LOTR that covered the histories of the Second and Third Ages?
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 04:40 PM (T+Iwg)

They Fired or Del Toro left when production started, and unlike the Lord of the Rings filming where they had everything planned out, so everything was rushed.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at February 29, 2024 05:09 PM (dKiJG)

291 With AI generated video pretty much anyone with a little skill and time could make any movie they want.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 29, 2024 05:09 PM (++4z6)

292 I got my friend who's a big Lynch-head a Funko Pop of Sting in a speedo because it's literally the only thing I knew about the movie.
Posted by: moviegique (buy my book!) at February 29, 2024 05:07 PM (asXVI)

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I just went and searched for that, because I had to see it for myself. I now know that the Speedo is actually a thong.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 29, 2024 05:09 PM (DRSnL)

293 Wizard of Oz had a bunch of sequels, believe it or not.

Don't know if I saw that here or somewhere else.
Posted by: eleven at February 29, 2024 04:52 PM (iziT

There was a whole slew of Oz books, not all of them written by L. Frank Baum.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 29, 2024 05:10 PM (tkR6S)

294 Saying that books are objectively better shouldn't be taken to mean that all books are better than all movies, nor even that all books are better than the movies adapted from them.

(I did a whole thing on this during the lockdown here. https://moviegique.com/2020/08/the-book-wasnt-better/ )

It should be taken more as a crie de couer (I'm not looking up the spelling), a plea for literacy, for the life of the mind, and y'know, wanting to sell a bunch of books.

Greed and selfishness are eternal.

Posted by: moviegique (buy my book!) at February 29, 2024 05:10 PM (asXVI)

295 I'm not a fan of westerns but Broken Trail with Duvall is watchable.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 29, 2024 05:05 PM (SwYJN)

I starred in a movie called broken tail

Posted by: Mayo Pete BootyJuice at February 29, 2024 05:10 PM (NtVYv)

296 One of the faster, more interesting lurkers probably already found this. But Liam Neeson is deadpan funny in the bit from Ricky Gervais' Life's Too Short. Of course you can't watch it anymore in full on YouTube. But here's a taste:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tCa4hnUGxQ

Posted by: Michael Puttre at February 29, 2024 05:11 PM (eKMtd)

297 >>>I'm not a fan of westerns but Broken Trail with Duvall is watchable.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 29, 2024 05:05 PM (SwYJN)
—————-
One of my all time favorites. Duvall is like a rising tide, he lifts all boats.

Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at February 29, 2024 05:11 PM (+Mjp8)

298 Sup
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 29, 2024 05:07 PM (69hUI)
.......

The opposite of down.

Posted by: wth at February 29, 2024 05:11 PM (v0R5T)

299 Now The Three Musketeers/Four Musketeers movies were an excellent example of solid screen writing that didn't stompy-stomp all over the original novel.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 05:11 PM (T+Iwg)

300 "THAT'S NOT THE VOICE YOU USED BEFORE!"

hah

Posted by: eleven at February 29, 2024 05:11 PM (iziT8)

301 I don't know if its technically a western but Last of the Mohicans was an amazing film.

Posted by: Max Power at February 29, 2024 05:11 PM (q177U)

302 Remaking naked gun? Wtf? Why?
Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 29, 2024 05:08 PM (69hUI)

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Because Hollywood is full of idiots who can't think of new ideas.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 29, 2024 05:11 PM (DRSnL)

303 En Fuego!

Posted by: that guy that shouts en feugo at February 29, 2024 05:11 PM (gMWM2)

304 Reading that aloud would be a real challenge.||

My kids killed any voice acting ambitions I had.

I just went and searched for that, because I had to see it for myself. I now know that the Speedo is actually a thong.
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THE LIFE OF THE MIND, Y'ALL.

Posted by: moviegique (buy my book!) at February 29, 2024 05:12 PM (asXVI)

305 > Wyatt Earp was pretty good, but Open Range felt like it was Kevin Costner*s love letter to Kevin Costner.

Costner lost whatever modesty he had after he did Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. It took him a while to restrain his ego after that.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 29, 2024 05:12 PM (6OrcJ)

306 With AI generated video pretty much anyone with a little skill and time could make any movie they want.
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 29, 2024 05:09 PM (++4z6)

As long as it included black Kings eating watermelon, that is.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 29, 2024 05:12 PM (eoQWY)

307 >>>Liam Neeson is hilarious, he just takes serious roles nearly all of the time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajV17XhEo_Y

that is absolutely hilarious, thank you

Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 05:13 PM (KRtlO)

308 73 The Naked Gun movies with Leslie Nielsen were very funny, imho. And I even liked the opening credits soundtrack. The word play was cheesy but fun.
"Wow, nice beaver!"
"Thanks, I just had it stuffed!"
Posted by: gourmand du jour at February 29, 2024 04:36 PM (MeG8a)

A friend of mine from MS went to go see it on his 14th birthday at “the $1.50 theater” in the mall.

I loved it, we both did, but really, it was also the last thing two 14 year old boys should have been allowed to see. : o )

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 29, 2024 05:13 PM (8HAVQ)

309 301 I don't know if its technically a western but Last of the Mohicans was an amazing film.
Posted by: Max Power at February 29, 2024 05:11 PM (q177U)

It does serious violence to the book but in that case I don't care because I detest Fenimore Cooper!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 05:13 PM (T+Iwg)

310 i forget who played Josie in WE but I agree with the rest.

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Joanna Going, who evidently never did anything else. I woulda swore it was Jami Gertz (Lost Boys, Solarbabies, Quicksilver...) when I first watched it. They were both hot...

Posted by: bearski at February 29, 2024 05:13 PM (Bhsk7)

311 >>>Costner lost whatever modesty he had after he did Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

he was never the same after Fandango

Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 05:13 PM (KRtlO)

312 Water World did not suck.

Fight me!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 05:13 PM (gMWM2)

313 Last of the Mohicans takes place in Upstate NY. So it is a western if you live in Vermont or Maine.

Posted by: Next2Nothing at February 29, 2024 05:13 PM (tA1/w)

314
The Wifey and I finished up The Blacklist earlier this week. After 10 seasons, 200+ episodes, the finale was shit.
Posted by: Stu Podaso


I gave it slightly more than two seasons before I reached that conclusion and I turned my time over something more productive to do.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 29, 2024 05:13 PM (xG4kz)

315 Really? I heard Costner used a stunt butt in Robin Hood.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 29, 2024 05:14 PM (+WH1W)

316 Wizard of Oz had a bunch of sequels, believe it or not.

Don't know if I saw that here or somewhere else.
Posted by: eleven at February 29, 2024

Return to OZ a Jim Henson and Disney production, Which I thought was visually stunning

Sci-Fi channel did Tin Man

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at February 29, 2024 05:14 PM (dKiJG)

317 It does serious violence to the book but in that case I don't care because I detest Fenimore Cooper!
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Mark? Mark Twain, is that you?

Posted by: moviegique (buy my book!) at February 29, 2024 05:14 PM (asXVI)

318 I never noticed but I don't think I saw any black Vulcans.
Whatever the reason, it's racist.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at February 29, 2024 05:14 PM (J8LnB)

319 I just went and searched for that, because I had to see it for myself. I now know that the Speedo is actually a thong.
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THE LIFE OF THE MIND, Y'ALL.
Posted by: moviegique (buy my book!) at February 29, 2024 05:12 PM (asXVI)

The commercials for that with Sting chewing the scenery screaming I WILL KILL HIM were the highlight of the time.

Never saw the movie.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 29, 2024 05:14 PM (eoQWY)

320 So...Lizzo as Olive Oyl?

Getting pretty tired of this shit.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Ready for the Cart at February 29, 2024 05:15 PM (T/Lqj)

321 Grump, I like Water World!

Posted by: Ben Had at February 29, 2024 05:15 PM (SwYJN)

322 Grump, I like Water World!
Posted by: Ben Had at February 29, 2024 05:15 PM (SwYJN)



*fistbump*

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 05:15 PM (gMWM2)

323 With AI generated video pretty much anyone with a little skill and time could make any movie they want.
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 29, 2024 05:09 PM (++4z6)

As long as it included black Kings eating watermelon, that is.
Posted by: Oldcat at February 29, 2024 05:12 PM (eoQWY)

———

Well you don’t have to use Gemini AI.

That’s why it is Google’s biggest fuck up. The alternatives are easy to access and better.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 29, 2024 05:15 PM (++4z6)

324 317 It does serious violence to the book but in that case I don't care because I detest Fenimore Cooper!
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Mark? Mark Twain, is that you?
Posted by: moviegique (buy my book!) at February 29, 2024 05:14 PM (asXVI)

Heh. Love that essay!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 05:15 PM (T+Iwg)

325 I enjoyed Bladerunner far more than DADoES.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik'

Blade Runner is a touchstone.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 29, 2024 05:16 PM (9yXr+)

326 I saw DUNE pt 1 again this week. It's grown on me a bit more.

However, this movie is set 10000 years in the future. Lynch's movie is soooo different that I easily buy into the whole unknown future vibe and want to see and learn more about it.

The new DUNE looks like the future of 10000 years hence was designed by the same guys who designed Chipotle and pinkberry.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 29, 2024 05:16 PM (nFnyb)

327 En Fuego!
Posted by: that guy that shouts en feugo at February 29, 2024 05:11 PM


Shouting "En fuego!" is not the same thing as shouting "En feugo!".

Posted by: Wesley Crusher at February 29, 2024 05:16 PM (a3Q+t)

328 It does serious violence to the book but in that case I don't care because I detest Fenimore Cooper!


You got something against a white man without cross?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 05:16 PM (gMWM2)

329 BTW, Ace thanks for mentioning the Reacher series a few days ago; wifey & I have started watching it -- and really enjoying it.

Posted by: ShainS -- Laken Riley (Business is business, and it's a murder most foul) at February 29, 2024 05:16 PM (QYppa)

330 Last of the Mohicans takes place in Upstate NY. So it is a western if you live in Vermont or Maine.
Posted by: Next2Nothing at February 29, 2024 05:13 PM (tA1/w)

I have a wargame on King Phillips war, where the 'west' is at the Connecticut River in Massachusetts.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 29, 2024 05:17 PM (eoQWY)

331 Are we sure it's a Borderlands movie? I just saw a trailer for Fallout.

Or are there actually two computer game movies coming out?

Posted by: TexasDan at February 29, 2024 05:17 PM (cmmZx)

332 Dune is set 20000 years in the future.

They use a different calendar.

Posted by: TJM's phone at February 29, 2024 05:17 PM (8kjiU)

333 "I've heard people say that the disappointing results of the last Mission Impossible movie was that it was 'Part 1'"


Watch that a few days ago, best movie I've seen in a long while and am looking forward to part II. I didn't care much for the earlier Mission Impossible movies, but this was non-stop action without the woke scolding (maybe a little strong woman vibe but came across OK) Very entertaining. Why is this so hard for Hollywood to digest?

Posted by: Ripley at February 29, 2024 05:17 PM (JojsZ)

334 317 It does serious violence to the book but in that case I don't care because I detest Fenimore Cooper!
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Mark? Mark Twain, is that you?
Posted by: moviegique (buy my book!) at February 29, 2024 05:14 PM (asXVI)

Just heard an interesting take on how Samuel Clemons got that name...

Wasn't the nautical term... but when he was drinkin, he'd drink doubles.... so if he was ordering from the bar, on a Tab.... Mark Twain... or Mark two on my tab.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 29, 2024 05:18 PM (xaFKb)

335 A friend of mine from MS went to go see it on his 14th birthday at “the $1.50 theater” in the mall.

I loved it, we both did, but really, it was also the last thing two 14 year old boys should have been allowed to see. : o )
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 29, 2024 05:13 PM (8HAVQ)

———


And the resulting “nothing to see here” meme will never be surpassed.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at February 29, 2024 05:18 PM (++4z6)

336 "I don't know if its technically a western but Last of the Mohicans was an amazing film.

Posted by: Max Power "


I cab hear that music now. And Madeline Stowe. mmmm

Posted by: eleven at February 29, 2024 05:18 PM (iziT8)

337 Return To Oz with Fairuza Balk is an acid trip.

Don't judge me but Wow, adult Fairuza Balk?

So unbearably hot.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 29, 2024 05:19 PM (9yXr+)

338 I never noticed but I don't think I saw any black Vulcans.
Whatever the reason, it's racist.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at February 29, 2024


***
There was the character on Voyager. I never got to see it much, but the actor was the first since Nimoy and Lenard who really suggested the inhuman intelligence and emotional restraint Vulcans were supposed to have.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 29, 2024 05:19 PM (J2vNu)

339 Costner lost whatever modesty he had after he did Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Posted by: bonhomme at February 29, 2024 05:12 PM


First you let it all hang out, then you let your freak flag fly.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 29, 2024 05:19 PM (a3Q+t)

340
Wizard of Oz had a bunch of sequels, believe it or not.


The Wizard Strikes Back

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 29, 2024 05:19 PM (63Dwl)

341 Sitting next to two men talk about Biden and Trump. Both boomers.

I’ve never heard more stupidity in my fucking life.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 29, 2024 05:19 PM (69hUI)

342 > he was never the same after Fandango

Costner has had an amazing career, and anyone would lose their head at some point. I know you're joking, but Costner was famously a massive diva during Waterworld, so much so it was a miracle the movie was released at all. Plenty of outsiders have pointed to Robin Hood as the moment the success really went to Costner's head.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 29, 2024 05:20 PM (6OrcJ)

343 Dune is set 20000 years in the future.

They use a different calendar.
Posted by: TJM's phone'

Unacceptable!

Posted by: The Eastern Orthodox Church at February 29, 2024 05:20 PM (9yXr+)

344 299 Now The Three Musketeers/Four Musketeers movies were an excellent example of solid screen writing that didn't stompy-stomp all over the original novel.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 05:11 PM (T+Iwg)

Hollywood loves the Three Musketeers because it makes the Catholic Church look bad.

Now I do love the Mini Series of Count of Monte Cristo, Staring Gérard Depardieu, were the still have the story line of convicting the abortionist

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at February 29, 2024 05:20 PM (dKiJG)

345 Don't judge me but Wow, adult Fairuza Balk?

So unbearably hot.
Posted by: LenNeal at February 29, 2024 05:19 PM (9yXr+)

=====

I will never, ever understand men.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 29, 2024 05:20 PM (DRSnL)

346 There is a war gaming community of Wars of Oz

Posted by: Skip at February 29, 2024 05:21 PM (fwDg9)

347 Blade Runner is a touchstone.
Posted by: LenNeal at February 29, 2024


***
When it was new, I thought it the most mature SF movie made up to that time. I haven't re-watched it in many years, so I don't know if I'd still agree with my younger self.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at February 29, 2024 05:21 PM (J2vNu)

348 Just heard an interesting take on how Samuel Clemons got that name...

Wasn't the nautical term... but when he was drinkin, he'd drink doubles.... so if he was ordering from the bar, on a Tab.... Mark Twain... or Mark two on my tab.
Posted by: Romeo13 at February 29, 2024 05:18 PM (xaFKb)

never heard that, but Clements was a Mississippi Riverboat pilot and heard that in the context of sounding for depth about 50 billion times.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 29, 2024 05:21 PM (eoQWY)

349
There was a whole slew of Oz books, not all of them written by L. Frank Baum.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

...

Yeah I read a lot of them as a kid mostly because my sister had them. They got boring and weird quickly. I persevered reading them but I don't know why.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 29, 2024 05:21 PM (cmmZx)

350 So McCarthy came close to admitting Trump is senile.

And yet he never bothered to note this when he was speaker? That's almost criminal

Posted by: Wally at February 29, 2024 05:22 PM (TFgMp)

351 I will never, ever understand men.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 29, 2024 05:20 PM


We're simple, actually.

A little sun, a little food, and a little every so often.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 29, 2024 05:22 PM (a3Q+t)

352 *Bugs lights antagonist Indian on fire*

Antagonist: *sniffs smoke*
Antagonist: Ugh. Me smell Mohican burning.
*comedic pause*
Antagonist: Me last Mohican.
Antagonist: Must be me!

Posted by: Count de Monet, Merrie Melodies taught me the classics at February 29, 2024 05:22 PM (4I/2K)

353 > Are we sure it's a Borderlands movie? I just saw a trailer for Fallout.

Or are there actually two computer game movies coming out?
___________

Both are coming out as movies. "Movies"

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 29, 2024 05:23 PM (Q4IgG)

354 I don't know if its technically a western but Last of the Mohicans was an amazing film.


It has the most running and shooting of any major motion picture.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 05:23 PM (gMWM2)

355
I will never, ever understand men.
Posted by: Jordan61'

As it should be, as it ever will be.
Elsewise, what fun is that?

Posted by: LenNeal with utterly questionable taste in women and pets. at February 29, 2024 05:23 PM (9yXr+)

356 337 Return To Oz with Fairuza Balk is an acid trip…

Posted by: LenNeal at February 29, 2024 05:19 PM (9yXr+)

That movie gave me nightmares as a 5 year old. But we kept watching it anyway.

Damn wheelers…

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at February 29, 2024 05:23 PM (YwyqV)

357 Not a male moron but love Western and will check out Horizon Part 1 at least. Cabrini looks interesting. Not sure about Neeson in the Drebin role...I could see Billy Bob Thorton in that role.

Posted by: Cheri at February 29, 2024 05:23 PM (oiNtH)

358 Wolfus,
The movie Three Days of the Condor is better than the book Six Days of the Condor.

The change in titles is a hint to why.

Posted by: Wenda at February 29, 2024 05:24 PM (G1K9S)

359 Fairuza Balk has aged well.

That’s it.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 29, 2024 05:24 PM (69hUI)

360 Costner and Kasdan did pretty well with Silverado. Great cast , fun Western, with Brian Dennehy playing the West

Posted by: Smell the Glove at February 29, 2024 05:24 PM (RMPpE)

361 Movies are so bad today even Alan Smithee won't use his real name.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 29, 2024 05:25 PM (+WH1W)

362 345 Don't judge me but Wow, adult Fairuza Balk?

So unbearably hot.
Posted by: LenNeal at February 29, 2024 05:19 PM (9yXr+)

=====

I will never, ever understand men.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 29, 2024 05:20 PM (DRSnL)

There are some chicks who are never gonna be on any "most beautiful" lists, but just have this inherent sexual energy about them that is arresting. Balk is one.

Posted by: Testosterone is a Helluva Drug at February 29, 2024 05:25 PM (fqXci)

363 Hollywood loves the Three Musketeers because it makes the Catholic Church look bad.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at February 29, 2024 05:20 PM (dKiJG)

Well, it made Richeliue look like a thoroughly ruthless powermonger, but then again he was.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 29, 2024 05:25 PM (T+Iwg)

364 The only part of Open Range that I rewatch is the shootout, starting when Charlie says 'Men are going to die today, Sue. And I'm going to kill them.'

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 05:25 PM (gMWM2)

365 Posted by: Testosterone is a Helluva Drug at February 29, 2024 05:25 PM (fqXci)

Ok. This kinda makes sense.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 29, 2024 05:26 PM (69hUI)

366 > When it was new, I thought it the most mature SF movie made up to that time. I haven't re-watched it in many years, so I don't know if I'd still agree with my younger self.

It's Film Noir set in the future. I believe most really great SF is hardly SF at all. Yes, the replicant ticking clock is central to the plot, but almost everything else is simply set dressing.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 29, 2024 05:26 PM (6OrcJ)

367 "It must be those Cubans that riled me up."

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 05:26 PM (gMWM2)

368 Not a male moron but love Western and will check out Horizon Part 1 at least. Cabrini looks interesting. Not sure about Neeson in the Drebin role...I could see Billy Bob Thorton in that role.
Posted by: Cheri at February 29, 2024 05:23 PM (oiNtH)

Drebin is one thing, but can they make a script that has 5000 or so funny jokes and scenes and pack them down to a reasonable movie length? And a director to shoot them properly?

Posted by: Oldcat at February 29, 2024 05:26 PM (eoQWY)

369 Sitting next to two men talk about Biden and Trump. Both boomers.

I’ve never heard more stupidity in my fucking life.
Posted by: thathalfrican

I was grocery shopping the other day, and the checker was talking to the bagger about the election (because at this store they don't talk to the paying customer). The checker said that even though life was good under Trump, and Biden is terrible, he couldn't bring himself to re-elect Trump because of the insurrection Trump led at the Capitol.

I don't shop there anymore.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 29, 2024 05:26 PM (f746Z)

370 Return To Oz with Fairuza Balk is an acid trip.

Don't judge me but Wow, adult Fairuza Balk?

So unbearably hot.
Posted by: LenNeal at February 29, 2024 05:19 PM (9yXr+)

Death awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth.

Posted by: Tim the Enchanter at February 29, 2024 05:27 PM (4I/2K)

371 The checker said that even though life was good under Trump, and Biden is terrible, he couldn't bring himself to re-elect Trump because of the insurrection Trump led at the Capitol.


I would have said 'You're an idiot".

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 05:27 PM (gMWM2)

372 *Bugs lights antagonist Indian on fire*

Antagonist: *sniffs smoke*
Antagonist: Ugh. Me smell Mohican burning.
*comedic pause*
Antagonist: Me last Mohican.
Antagonist: Must be me!


So in addition to classical music appreciation, Looney Tunes taught propositional logic.

Posted by: Oddbob at February 29, 2024 05:27 PM (sNc8Y)

373 When it was new, I thought it the most mature SF movie made up to that time. I haven't re-watched it in many years, so I don't know if I'd still agree with my younger self.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius'

I have Tubi and watch early 1980's movies I missed at the time, and the contrast between what was the usual fare and Blade Runner is so stark it's hardly possible to believe.
It's not a surprise to me, the movie tanked on release.
It is so unlike anything then it doesn't really have a comparison.
It took years, maybe decades, for perception to catch up to BR 1982.

Posted by: LenNeal with utterly questionable taste in women and pets. at February 29, 2024 05:27 PM (9yXr+)

374 I downloaded Dune 2000, the old RTS.

That game was, like, half of my youth.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, raging against the bourgeois with Pasolini at February 29, 2024 04:43 PM (GBKbO)

Command & Conquer has produced a lot of work for hammy actors.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 29, 2024 05:27 PM (cf/0E)

375 "I mean... I have so many questions. Liam Neeson is a great actor but I swear he is utterly unfunny. He's anti-funny. I've never seen him be funny, ever."

I enter into evidence Exhibit A. This is the funniest three minutes I've had in years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huJ81Mq2y34

Posted by: Lamont Cranston at February 29, 2024 05:28 PM (w6p9p)

376 You can cut the stupid out there with a knife.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at February 29, 2024 05:29 PM (R4t5M)

377 will never, ever understand men.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 29, 2024 05:20 PM (DRSnL)
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Probably because you're over thinking us.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at February 29, 2024 05:29 PM (tT6L1)

378 Are checkers even old enough to vote?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 29, 2024 05:29 PM (gMWM2)

379 Nood federal judge

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at February 29, 2024 05:29 PM (YwyqV)

380 Death awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth.
Posted by: Tim the Enchanter'

Fairuza Balk in The Craft nearly turned me Goth. I would have hit that till it wore out.

Posted by: LenNeal at February 29, 2024 05:30 PM (9yXr+)

381 I would have said 'You're an idiot".
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

I thought about it, but he was an ethnic type and I'm white, plus this is California, so I'd have been executed on the spot.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 29, 2024 05:31 PM (f746Z)

382 Liam Neeson is hilarious, he just takes serious roles nearly all of the time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajV17XhEo_Y
Posted by: ghost pournelle at February 29, 2024 05:05 PM (cDOvm)

@104

Posted by: runner at February 29, 2024 05:31 PM (V13WU)

383 The Fourth Protocol both the book and movie are good., Pierce Brosnan and the great Michael Caine, the book goes into more details about left wing politics and the take over of the MI5 and MI6

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at February 29, 2024 05:32 PM (dKiJG)

384 There's a nood sighting.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 29, 2024 05:32 PM (a3Q+t)

385 Guillermo del Toro wasn't fired from The Hobbit. It was stuck in production purgatory and he left when there didn't seem to be an end to it. It still has his fingerprints all over it, to the films benefit.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 29, 2024 05:32 PM (cf/0E)

386 Really enjoying the new Shogun. The Japanese actors are killing it, the scenery and costumes are excellent, and though i fint really like the dude playing John Blackthorne, at least he isn't twink douche Richard Chamberlain.

Highly recommend.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 29, 2024 05:33 PM (Or2Kc)

387 Somebody should make some Goth Balls.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at February 29, 2024 05:33 PM (J8LnB)

388 Huge fan of Borderlands the game series. This movie looks like it's going to fail hard. But I've been surprised before. Hart just doesn't project the ruthless competence of his character. And Curtis doesn't have the-world-is-my-oyster vibe from a 20-something gun toting witch of Lilith.
That said, Jack Black might do a good job as Claptrap. That has potential.

I did like that they seem to have retained the absolutely bonkers nature of the weapons. That gatling pistol looks hella cool.

Posted by: Semper Why at February 29, 2024 05:33 PM (nKug+)

389 "I've heard people say that the disappointing results of the last Mission Impossible movie was that it was 'Part 1'"
------

I would agree with that. I'm not sure what it was but I was just "meh" after seeing it.

Posted by: WisRich at February 29, 2024 05:34 PM (G0vdT)

390 Liam had a somewhat comic take in Darkman. At least that is how I took it.

Posted by: jimmymcnulty at February 29, 2024 05:35 PM (BJgzI)

391 Making a big deviation from the book is always a red flag.

I hated the rebooted Star Trek when they killed Pike instead of making him a vegetable. Not a book but a deviation of the original series. Ruined an otherwise okay movie.

I think I'm one of the few that liked the first Dune movie though it was hard to overlook the amateurish special effects at the end.

Posted by: Burnt Umber at February 29, 2024 05:37 PM (MNhXM)

392 Dune Part One was _accurate_, but I found myself wondering whether it was at all comprehensible to anyone not already intimately familiar with the books. So many pivotal characters and scenes came and went in seconds that it felt like I was watching every fifth scene of a much longer film.

And I'd argue that movies are not novella length, they're short story length. The average screenplay is about 17 pages.

Posted by: Daniel Ream at February 29, 2024 05:42 PM (/0tPK)

393 gotta love hollyweirds love/hate/ignorance of the gun.

That side by side of Neeson and Neilson, showing his thumb on the slide with a hold I've not seen, only to be out done by a full cartridge flying through the shoe sole.
To be fair, one can never tell what is tongue in cheed comedy and what is just wrong with Zucker/Abrams movies.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 29, 2024 05:48 PM (FCbAQ)

394 391 Making a big deviation from the book is always a red flag.

Nah. Zemeckis' and Spielberg buttered their bread with books that had a good idea and otherwise sucked.

Who Censored Roger Rabbit?
Forrest Gump?

Oy.

Also, if the book is any length at all it HAS to be changed.

Posted by: moviegique (buy my book!) at February 29, 2024 05:48 PM (asXVI)

395 311 >>>Costner lost whatever modesty he had after he did Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

he was never the same after Fandango

Posted by: ace at February 29, 2024 05:13 PM (KRtlO)


Wasn't that his first significant film role?

Posted by: BillyD at February 29, 2024 05:49 PM (F6Xpw)

396 349
There was a whole slew of Oz books, not all of them written by L. Frank Baum.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
...
Yeah I read a lot of them as a kid mostly because my sister had them. They got boring and weird quickly. I persevered reading them but I don't know why.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 29, 2024 05:21 PM (cmmZx)


I read several when I was a kid. I remember one of them had a kid that "transitioned" from boy to girl or girl to boy, I don't remember which. That really creaped me out.

Posted by: BillyD at February 29, 2024 05:54 PM (F6Xpw)

397 From Townhall about posibly pick to replace MRINO\\


The reaction from social media towards Cornyn's announcement has not been great so far, with many declaring him a "RINO" as well as "worse than McConnell" in addition to "the worst possible pick."


I agree

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 05:57 PM (A5THL)

398 Here we are aga9in,,,,,nood

Posted by: vic at February 29, 2024 06:11 PM (A5THL)

399 Dune for me will always be the 1984 Lynch version. Seen it at least 10 times.

The reboot was meh.

Posted by: Big Star at February 29, 2024 06:33 PM (Modkf)

400 10 Liam Neeson was pretty funny in the Lego Movie. I'm not sure he can pull it off with his very serious, "I'm going to find you, and when I do, I will kill you." demeanor. I have my doubts.

Posted by: drocity
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Since of humor? Dig deep.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 29, 2024 06:36 PM (jg5Rp)

401 "I never noticed but I don't think I saw any black Vulcans."
Voyager had Tuvok.

Posted by: Teemo at February 29, 2024 06:38 PM (bLo/i)

402 Liam did a bit part as a cop in the first episode of the last season of Derry Girls that he played straight but was hilarious. I think he can play Frank Drebin just based on that.

Also, the guys who wrote and produce Airplane! devote a lot of time in their book “Surely You Can’t Be Serious” as to why they picked Leslie Nielsen for the role. They and some of the actors and other celebrities narrate their parts in the audiobook. One of the few times I said oh hell yeah, I have to listen to that rather than reading it. Well worth it.

Posted by: nmdesertboy at February 29, 2024 06:54 PM (WYE3d)

403 Popeye has huge forearms, not biceps and the cartoonist who drew him modeled him off my grandpa. *family lore*. He was a farmer in upstate NY, also pilot, inventor/patents holder etc. and crushed my hand in his 80's shaking hands when I was a teen.

Posted by: SamIam at February 29, 2024 08:11 PM (oasF3)

404 modeled the forearms, not the character

Posted by: SamIam at February 29, 2024 08:12 PM (oasF3)

405 Veгy rapidly this website will be famous among all blogging
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Posted by: gladstone at February 29, 2024 08:50 PM (2t2Pw)

406 226 I heard a rumor that Dylan Mulvaney is going to play Arnold Schwarzenegger in a new biopic. I think Criminal Drinker said it was going to be directed by Kathleen Kennedy.
Posted by: Truthbomb at February 29, 2024 04:55 PM (h/xVB)

Critical Drinker!

Posted by: m at March 01, 2024 02:08 AM (o3SCB)

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