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  1. D-Man

    Episode 255

    Thanks, guys. I appreciate the kind words. And yes, as much as I hate to admit it, Des and Dread Media will move boldly forward in my absence. Resourceful is only one basic descriptor for Des. Creative, dedicated, and professional are some others. Silly drunk is another.
  2. D-Man

    Episode 253

    I've decided that HORROR EXPRESS is the CASABLANCA of it's genre.
  3. D-Man

    Episode 250

    What a fuckin' crock! So what we saw wasn't the movie? Fuck that. Does it seem as though, in that interview, Scott is, in a veiled fashion, actually blaming the studio for Prometheus? It's like he's claiming, "it's nothing personal, it's just business. I don't ask questions. I do what the studio tells me. Don't blame me if you don't like it." He should know better.
  4. D-Man

    Episode 250

    This Open Letter to Damon Lindelof really sums up the direction my anger has taken over PROMETHEUS.
  5. And let me tell you something else. PROMETHEUS does not make me look forward to a BLADERUNNER sequel. Not by a long shot.
  6. This BLADERUNNER sequel news disturbs me because I think it's a marketing ploy. They think that by promising a BR sequel they are exhibiting supreme confidence in the success of PROMETHEUS. "We're so sure your going to love Prometheus that we've gone ahead and started developing a Bladerunner sequel. How about that?" It's like when they announce with great fanfare that they are already planning the sequel to a film that hasn't been released yet. We're supposed to say, "Wow. They're already doing a sequel and No one's seen the first one. It must be awesome!" It's all marketing bullshit designed to generate positive word of mouth without actually committing to anything.
  7. D-Man

    Episode 249

    Great show. Damien is the ultimate macguffin.
  8. D-Man

    Episode 248

    Hey! I didn't talk myself into anything. Well, okay. I kinda' did. But quality and fun don't always have to go together. They can be enjoyed separately. This one was definitely a Fun > Quality situation. My rating reflected this. I also wanted to give points for the obvious passion exhibited by the filmmakers. They were drunk on film and it showed in nearly every frame. Fun > Craft. It's a nebulous zone but they inhabited it with gusto.
  9. Holy shit, Stavros! That's an awesome idea. Though, I've got a feeling Stark would be morally opposed to the idea it'd still be great. Also, I immediately think of Ultron in relation to this idea.
  10. Ok. More speculation and dreaming. Assuming they drop Hawkeye for Avengers 2 (which they probably should) which new character should be introduced? My vote goes to THE VISION! Any others?
  11. Speculation on Cap 2 makes sense: http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00050369.html
  12. I'd like that too. Hawkeye and Black Widow would certainly be welcome in that action. How about the Falcon? An early sidekick partner for Cap.
  13. Sure, but he’s also the most interesting personality of the Avengers team. I’d have given him the most screen time too. I thought the Captain America movie was kind of dull. I liked Cap more here, but he’s still the least interesting of the main four heroes. That's fine, but Iron Man has had three movies now to develop his character. I've had my fill of him. Captain America, on the other hand, has a lot more potential. His fish out of water, 21st century thing was played mostly for laughs in The Avengers but I'd like to see that idea explored in a standalone film where he gets himself up to speed. Also, Avengers hints that Cap is starting to realizing that SHIELD may not share his core American values. It's actually the catalyst for him to stop trying to make the others comply with SHIELD and, instead, re-orients himself to the new team dynamic. I for one would like to see this idea explored. A Cap sequel should send Cap out to explore the new America to try to find his place in it. What an opportunity for internal struggle! Will his traditional American values be swallowed by the vapid pop culture of this future America? I'd also like to see more of the "tactical genius" I mentioned in previous posts. He needs to reassert his leadership skills in this age of high tech war. I think Captain America could be a really interesting character. More interesting than Iron Man, even.
  14. A lot of studio marketing nonsense analysis went into the development of this story. Iron Man's dominance is proof of that. Whedon knows these characters. He knows Cap is supposed to be the team leader. He knows that Cap could take any one of the Avengers in a fight through sheer tactical genius. But marketing wisdom dictated that RDJ be the leading man. That much was out of Whedon's hands. We cover this briefly in our Dread Media review. Check it out. To not like the Avengers means you want Loki to win. That's been proven by science.