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  1. Well, he got caught being quite angry and venting online about it.

    And he has every right to be. But... I have started wondering. When the lawyers called with the news, did they

    as they told him:

    Hello Mr. Director... Time to play a game, a game called payback. It is time for you to suffer as those that have watched your film have suffered. You thought you chose the safe path to a career, you didn't. Now you will know the meaning of pain, as you attempt to navigate your way out of this torturous trap called the making of Saw VII 3D.

  2. I thought the lead baddie was great personally. So over the top in every way, but he was million times better for it. I almost died of laughter when he pulled a knife out of his mech. He probably hunts sharks with his bare hands when he’s not on duty.

    Which is exactly why I loved him... So. Damn. Much. Not only am I going to be getting the Avatar mech toy, but I'm also getting a Colonal Quadritch (sp?) action figure. Yeah, he was one dimensional as hell, but Stephen Lang just took that single dimension and played the hell out of it. He knew that he was playing a 2nd tier pulp villain and clearly said to himself, "To hell with it, I'm going to Disneyland!" and had fun with it.

    I just loved-loved-loved that final fight. I kept thinking, "He's indestructible! He's a human terminator! DAMN! Now, that's a knife!"

    It says something that, when talking about the movie for the first time at the local comic shop, I could not restrain myself from reenacting the "take a deep breath, kick down the door, and shoot after the helicopter scene" in the middle of the store. We were all talking about that guy with big, goofy grins on our faces and we just could not keep from laughing.

    Yeah, he's a fun as hell villain. He also has the best line in the movie: "If there's a hell, then you might want to go there for some R & R." :D

  3. Hmm. I wonder if that's setting something up for VII, like it will be set a few years in the future, when the girl is a woman.

    You know, I cannot dismiss that theory out of hand. One of the things the series was noted for (as in NOTICED) was how the later films plucked the smaller parts in the earliest films to expand/continue the series mythology.

    If I were an actor, I'd be thrilled if I were cast in the three line bit part of DESK SARGENT in Saw VII, as that could mean my character wakes up in a trap in Saw IX or X. Hell, it might even lead to my character becoming the protege of Jigsaw's protege's protege! Woot-woot!!! :w00t:

  4. In regards to whether or not the story is padded, it is. Terrance Dicks, in a documentary/interview feature on the DVD of Horror of Fang Rock (a personal all time favorite of mine) discussed all of the padding that he put into this particular episode ("Lots of running and getting captured and escaping and running again and getting captured again and running again," to paraphrase his comment) because they had run out of scripts/stories and the production had to make an episode quota. The reason that it doesn't play (or feel) like padding is due to the fact that Dicks was/is a damn fine storyteller. :)

  5. District 9 had a 30 million dollar budget. Just sayin'

    It's just that, after hearing that SM3 cost something like 250 million, and Avatar cost about 500 million, and this summer block buster cast 175 million and that 190 million, to hear 80 million is like... "Huh?"

    I know it's still a lot of money, but the financial waste that has set a precedent just made me blink and shake my head.

  6. 80 million? I know that all the super-bloated budgets (mostly due to paying the superstar actors and director, Terminator 2, once you sliced off Arnie and Cameron's paychecks, only cost 64 million to actually make) are making it sound dirt cheap, but 80 million.

    Then again, Sherlock Holmes had an announced budget of 90 million.

  7. "At its core, Spider-Man is a small, intimate human story about an everyday teenager that takes place in an epic super-human world. The key for us as we sought a new director was to identify filmmakers who could give sharp focus to Peter Parker's life. We wanted someone who could capture the awe of being in Peter's shoes so the audience could experience his sense of discovery while giving real heart to the emotion, anxiety, and recklessness of that age and coupling all of that with the adrenaline of Spider-Man's adventure. We believe Marc Webb is the perfect choice to bring us on that journey."

    They are moving on this quickly.

    *cough* Twilight *cough*

    Hiring a rom-com director does not fill me with confidence. Yeah, 500 Days was cute, but it...

  8. Took advantage of the 3 fo $20 deal at Blockbuster:

    Taking Woodstock (One of the better films I saw last year)

    and two that are proof positive that I'll buy any old shit on DVD, if it's cheap enough:

    Terminator: Salvation (it does have a giant robot that spits out killer motorcycle thingies, so there's that)

    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (an unapologetic big cartoon of a movie)

  9. Watching 500 days of summer on DVD. Nice feature they've added is a digital copy that plays through ipods and on the pc. That's something I expect to be on all DVD's soon, it makes them far more versatile.

    Yeah, my fiance is totally into that. She buys the discs, then downloads the digital copies into the computer, then transfers them onto her iPhone.

  10. Arkham Reborn #1-3 (of 3) and Charles Burns's Black Hole. Great googly-moogly, I picked the wrong reading for a rainy day. I need some sunlight, pronto. Sheesh. Black Hole is simply awesome, while Arkham Reborn is a slick and smart homage to the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Great stuff, but man did their one-two punch depress the hell out of me.

    Comic Books: 10

    Trades: 1

    Graphic Novels: 1

  11. I'm sure I've said this already but I'm starting to get tired of all of the 2012 idiots. They decided to buy into a loosely strung together belief held together by the fact that the one of many Mayan Calenders ends at a certain point. I've decided to start offering them loans with a 1000% interest rate repayable on December 22, 2012.In their deluded minds, they have nothing to lose. If the world ends, then I'm not going to be complaining about not getting repayed. If it doesn't, goodbye student loan payments. I win either way.

    One of my fiance's friends is like that. Weird.