i saw the movie high tension you recommended jose and seriously im surprised you liked it. to me it was not scary at all. I didnt care for any of the few charecters that managed to have at least 5 minutes alive and as soon as that person talked about her dream at the beginning of the movie i already called what the ending would be and over all the movie was a let down. Im still waiting for netflix to deliver everybody loves amanda or something like that. I really hope that one is better….
You’re one of the only people I know who didn’t like it. Oh well.
And to say “you’re surprised I liked it” is kind of an insult to me. You obviously don’t know why I liked that movie since you saw nothing of value in it. That’s really too bad.
Maybe try Martyrs 😀
He he. 🙂
im sorry j. didnt mean to insult.
I thought it was very effective for the first hour and 15 minutes. The twist at the end
was a little bit of a letdown IMO. I would recommend Ils (Them) and .rec if High
Tension wasn’t your cup of tea.
o liked rec. but i saw the american version first so it kinda ruined it for me but yea it was a good movie.
I’m going to post this here again. Interview podcast with Kelly Sue DeConnick on wordballoon.com. She talks about women in comics which was discussed on this blog and I thinck you guys talked about this on one of your shows.
On a similar note, I really thought this was a great read.
Yes I read that the other day.
i listened to this at work today, i kinda want to check out that sif one shot she did. i love me some beta ray bill.
Did anyone get a chance to see Wolfman?
I liked it quite a bit.
the Benicio del toro movie?
The atmosphere was really cool. Almost like Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow (his best film).
I sort of saw it… I fell asleep for half an hour during the movie.
I want to see it. Do you know what is different on the Unrated version?
I saw both. There isn’t much difference. A little more violence, but not much. The opening scene is a bit longer and sets the main character up a bit more in the Unrated. The rental copy has both.
Ah, thank you.
Let us know what you thought of Wolfman when you see it Jose. I wasn’t a big fan of it. It wasn’t horrible but it can’t hold a candle to the first one, Del Toro had none of the charisma that Chaney Jr. had and there is a plot point you can figure out just by watching the trailer(Del Toro is the Wolfman! LOL!). I also think Anthony Hopkins is the new Al Pacino when it comes to overacting. Considering The Wolfman is my favorite movie monster of all time, I was hoping for a better movie.
I agree with you on Chaney Jr. Not many people could top his classic performance though. As a popcorn flick (a word I don’t ussually use) I enjoyed it a lot.
Speaking of Pacino, have you ever seen Righetous Kill? God, that film was fucking terrible and the definition of overacting.
Pacino has been overacting(ie. phoning it in) since Scent Of A Woman. Although, even though all would be “gangsters” love the movie, you could foretell his future if you saw Scarface.
Don’t you mean that Del Toro and Chaney had none of the charisma as Michael J Fox?
Or perhaps even Jason Bateman?
Hi.I’m back in the city of big shoulders,so really I should be asleep right now cuz I told my boss I’d be back at work, but I wanted to share…
On a similar working class note…
And bringing it back to comics…the Roy Thomas/Gil Kane cum Jim Starlin version of Warlock, superhero messiah..
repent you sinners!
That was an enjoyable minute and five seconds.
I’da linked “Could We Start Again Please” and have it refrence the past decade at Marvel…
lol i just oded on jc superstar right before easter
great posts you and ed
taylor dayne!! this won’t get ya any hipster cred,but screw it!this is a great pop song.90’s chauntee by way of tina turner…
an’ to think,I almost posted alice cooper…
Could we get an awesome horror flick chain going here?
Gotta love May.
Damn, that Eden Lake looks good!
Definitely Netflix this.
It is Smartass. I liked it a lot.
I felt it was a bit uneven but I did like this movie.
I’m probably out of touch…does anyone like De Palma? I’m thinking of stuff like SISTERS,BODY DOUBLE, or DRESSED TO KILL? They’re not necessarily classics,but they are decent thrillers…
The others I’d put in the class of horror classics are the 70’s CHAINSAW and 80’s Halloween.I haven’t seen the remakes…
I love Sisters. I did enjoy Body Double also.
Another interesting DePalma flick although it’s not horror is Phantom of the Paradise.I thought it was going to be a thriller until I watched it.It’s really a spoof of 70’s rock musicals.There’s some un-PC moments,but it does have some points to make about mindless consumerism.
I also think Devil’s Rejects was pretty decent although I get the feeling some folks here aren’t fans of Rob Zombie.Personally, I think Rejects was better than 1000 corpses.
I have never seen that. Sounds like something I should check out.
Edward, I agree. The original Chainsaw and Halloween are 2 of my favorite horror movies of all time. Chainsaw is probably the scariest that I’ve ever seen(that documentary look and the big metal door that Leatherface slides open and appears out of nowhere still freak me out to this day) and Halloween is probably the best horror movie ever(although I still like Scream more). I wouldn’t bother with the remakes(especially Rob Zombies movies; the worst remakes I’ve ever seen).
Another interesting point about 70’s Chainsaw is that it’s probably one of creepiest movies ever,but there’s little to none explicit gore.It’s mostly scary due to atmosphere.There’s more blood in a modern action flick than in Chainsaw.
Hell,what was that Steven Segal flick where he rips a guys throat out at the end and he’s holding a chuck of it in his hand?
Tobe Hooper, the original Chainsaw’s director, said he was shooting for a PG rating. There wasn’t a lot of gore, but even back then, when PG movies had female nudity, TCM would never have recieved a PG.
Sisters is a great movie. I think Body Double and Dressed to Kill are very good, but
you have to put up with a little exploitation that De Palma throws in. And of course,
his complete rip off of Hitchcock film techniques. I would highly recommend Blow Out &
Carrie if you haven’t seen them yet.
I thought me and Roger Ebert were the only ppl who liked Blow Out.I thought it was great,it’s really under appreciated. If I remember correctly,John Travolta was still a pretty big star and had done hits like Grease and Urban Cowboy.But I guess the fans weren’t in the mood for him in a dark triller than ends on a cynical note.
The first time I saw Carrie it was on broadcast TV.I was a little kid and the end scared the crap out of me.
Out of the loop as far as horror flicks go. But this is pretty scary:
***Warning this is just a random Nickelback video for demonstration purposes only; there is no need to actually play it!***
Sweet baby Jesus AvS!!! Didn’t you know that posting Nickelback videos on this blog is a bannable offense?
But I included a warning! Shit, now that you mention it I actually remember that now. Hah. Alright, how long do I have to spend in the penalty box?
We were on a roll. HAHA
I’ll let it slide this time AvS. But now you know…and knowing is half the battle.
You are just and wise. I won’t even joke around with that shit. It’s a killer.
I think I just threw up.
Which is exactly what Nickelback is good for. Let them be a lesson to us all: Stay in school and stay off of drugs.
J. what’s the ruling on this?
Like I said above: I’ll let it slide. But some shit is just too horrific to post here. Think of the god damn children.
Still just and wise, sir.
I thought you didn’t like kids?
Fuck the children!
(don’t actually have sex with them, just don’t waste a second worrying about them)
I hate them. I was being facetious.
Whoever creates a sarcasm detector for the internet will become a millionaire!
OK, Jose… I got the last of your Manga recs:
I found the Battle Royale series as 5 different Hardcover Editions (each like an Omnibus). They had a good discount at Books A Million plus they regularly have 20% OFF $100 purchases every month and Free Shipping. No tax in CA because there are no stores here… So I just padded the order with a few Old Boy volumes to make the $100 benchmark and I was good to go.
Then I found the Gunsmith Cats Revised (Omnibus) Editions and the Gunsmith Cats: Burst volumes at a decent deal… and they’re heading my way too.
So, after all my bitching– I actually got everything you recommended except Eagle: The Making of a Japanese/American President and Blade of the Immortal. (Both because I could not find close to complete runs on either.) And while I have all these goodies coming, I’m still sitting here thinking, “Damn, that Eagle series looks spectacular! Wish I could get that!”
When they arrive I’ll tell ya what I think! I’m stoked because after much searching– I actually found the (2) near impossible-to-find volumes of Monster (Vols 3 & 6).
Sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks again. Can’t wait to start reading.
Wow. That’s quite impressive. Can’t wait to hear what you think about them, good or bad. I actually bought Eagle when Viz released it in individual prestige format books. It’s too bad you couldn’t find those.
Your Gunsmith Cats Omnibus is a revised edition? Eh, I hate to break it to you but it certain content was taken out then its really not the original version… but since its an omnibus its probably just one chapter or something… so hopefully its all there 🙂
Some sellers listed the larger volumes as Omnibus volumes and others as just called them the Revised Edition. It’s definitely an omnibus type book (size/page-wise) and I have been led to believe that rather than call it an Omnibus, Dark Horse called the larger collection a “Revised Edition” to differentiate it from the “regular shorter length” Gunsmith Cats Vol 1, Vol 2, etc. editions that had been released in smaller collections just before.
At least that’s what I understood.
It’s like in 60’s and 70’s– TV Studios would call the show like M*A*S*H by the name M*A*S*H* when it was first run in Prime Time– and them title the reruns M*A*S*H* 4077.
TV networks wanted to make sure the moronic American viewing audience knew damn well they were watching reruns– even if they were watching M*A*S*H* 4077 at 4pm on a Tuesday and the first run M*A*S*H* episodes only showed up on CBS every Wednesday at 8pm.
They did the same thing with “Bonanza”– only using a more drastic name change. The show was called “Ponderosa” when the show first started in reruns (and Bonanza was still on the air in Prime Time).
What a joke!
Thank god they’ve figured out we’re a little smarter now. All we would need in the cluttered TV landscape today is to discover that every Law & Order or CSI series was RETITLED something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT in reruns.
And Mike, I also meant to write, “Thanks for the heads up. I’ll definitely look at them with a close eye.” 🙂
Regarding missing Gunsmith Cats pages:
There were a couple of scenes that NEVER made it into any versions of the American releases. I think it only totalled like 5 to 10 pages total throughout the whole series. Dark Horse did the same with Ghost in the Shell.
OK, I had the same experience with the Manga “Air Gear” the content was too “extreme” for USA readers apparently and was revised and it really bothered me..
But hopefully its the same Gunsmith Cats I fell in love with. I’m sure it is too. Altogether its a great buy you have there, and yeah Jose, the GITS cut-outs really bother me too… Leads me to do Asian imports but those are like buying the same comic 5 times in one sitting.
Gunsmith Cats was a manga that was originally “flipped” in it’s initial release. I could be wrong but I believe the “revised” in the title means 2 things. 1. It is because it is Omnibus (a combo of 2 or more of the original trades) and 2. I think Dark Horse went back and “unflipped” it.
I know it spawned a bunch of annoying “self aware” ripoffs but this is my favorite movie of all time. It had, imo, a perfect script and was funny & scary at the same time. It also had a cast of characters who, unlike in most slasher movies, I didn’t to die. I’m pissed that we’re getting a Scream 4 since I know they’re going to kill off either Sidney, Dewey, or Gale(or maybe all of them).
I thought the first Scream was great and the 2nd was ok.I’m not sure I get the point of another sequel.They can’t be parodying 80’s slasher flicks are they? Or is it going to be a deconstruction of Saw/Hostel?
“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… And I am all out of bubble gum.”
I am intrigued. Looks sharp!
Ha ha. Puns are fun!
But it is. It’s one of the most intense and gory films I have ever seen. It was released in the U.S. under the title “Inside”.
The one flaw for me is that the big reveal was spoiled too early…
God Damn I loved this film Rush. What did you think of it?
I loved it.
Im going to have to check out Ils and May.
Ils was released in the U.S. under the title “Them”. And May is one of my favorite horror films ever.
Ok,I still stand by my Taylor Payne pick,but here’s some horror punk rock from New Jersey…
Now…does anyone have any ideas about sex,gender roles,or conservatism as it applies to horror?
Or the difference between horror,shock,or suspense as it applies to film? I don’t have an agenda,just throwing the idea out there…
Whoa…that looks awesome Rush. I need to see that.
Nice! Have you seen Cannibal (2006)? Not the best film but the last part was just BRUTAL.
No I haven’t. I have seen Cannibal The Musical though. 🙂
I’ve never seen it, but that trailer for The Cottage is brilliant!
It’s one of the films where it starts out as one sort of flick and then half way through completely changes tone. I thought it was kinda brilliant.
Like “From Dusk Til Dawn” and “Follow That Bird”?
Pretty much, ya.
I’ve never heard of that. Looks cool.
Oh ya I dug this one.
Jose, where do you find out about all these horror movies?
I still read Fangoria every month. I also hear about them from friends of mine or just coming across articles about them on the internet. I used to find out about a lot of older horror films back when I read Video Watchdog and Asian Cult Cinema religiously.
I used to get Fangoria all the time but I thought its quality had dropped. I started getting Rue Morgue and the occasional Horror Hound(not the best content but it’s great when covering old video box art and horror related toys). I recently picked up the latest 2 Fangorias since I read that they were getting a new editor in chief and were trying some things with it in order to appease older fans of the mag.
We get Fangoria at the shop so I just read it there. Same with Rue Morgue. I think I did read a Horror Hound earlier this year that had a pretty big article on one of the older horror flick distributors and had pages of pics of their box art. That really brought back some memories.
A friend of mine and I always talk about how some of those old video boxes(especially the big plastic ones) almost made the horror movies seem scarier. I miss the days when you could walk into a mom & pop video store and see all these movies on the shelves that you were just dying to see just because of their covers.
Big plastic boxes? Are you sure you aren’t thinking of porn videos? 🙂
He he. No, horror vhs tapes came in those same type of boxes.
I agree with you about the boxes making the movies look scary. Some of the shit on those boxes freaked me out…without even watching the movie. I really think that is a lost art in this day and age. Kinda sad when you think about it.
Serious. The cover for Rabid always creeped me out and that is tame compared to some of the shit that’s been posted here today.
Yikes. That looks brutal.
Did you see the sequel?
Not yet!!!! I will soon though. It’s the one film I have been waiting the most to see. Did you?
Ya it picks up right where the first one ends. It’s good.
That is good to hear.
I hate to say that I’ve only seen the American remake with “Dexter’s sister”.
I refused to see it. The original was almost perfect and I didn’t think an American version could replicate that. I guess I am kind of a snob like that.
From what I heard, the remake was almost exactly like the original.
Do yourself a favor, checkout the original and the sequel.
That looks cool. All that group in the van needed was a whiney guy in a wheelchair named Franklin.
I’m always a sucker for movies where people are stuck in the middle of nowhere being tracked by a group/family of psychos. While I haven’t seen the sequels, I even liked this movie(although I realize it brought nothing new to the genre)…
This one is a gem
Ya, have heard A LOT about this film. This is the one with a brutal rape scene, right?
It does interest me but I don;’t know. I could barely stomach I Spit on Your Grave.
Yes the rape scene disturbed me, I only seen it once. But the movie has merit.
You’re like me. I Spit On Your Grave and the original Last House On The Left were enough for me when it comes to horror movie rape. In fact, I have the Last House ripoff Chaos on DVD and I haven’t been able to get myself to watch it.
Wasn’t Chaos the flick Roger Ebert gave ZERO stars? I remember reading his review and thinking “I need to see how bad this is for myself” but never got around to it.
That’s the one.
The director also flipped out on AntItCool news due to a bad review of his movie and had a falling out with Sage Stallone(Sly’s son and one of the actors in the movie) due to his eccentric antics. I bought that and Cannibal Holocaust. I watched Cannibal Holocaust with the “no animal kills” option on and everytime I think about watching Chaos, I remember that the movie supposedly has a scene where a woman gets her nipple cut off.
Cannibal Holocaust disturbed me more than any other movie I’ve seen, I think. Probably because I saw the “animal kills.”
I loved I Spit On Your Grave. Not sure what that says about me. Actually, I guess I am sure.
As brutal as it was to the woman, she gets her revenge. So, ironically enough, it’s kinda satisfying to the misogynists as well as the female empowerment crowd.
Just how movies should be, a little something for everybody.
The person who designed and cut that trailer should be strung up and bled to death.
The ACTUAL FILM SCENES meant little or nothing– with very little cohesiveness or emotional impact… and the positive critic blurbs were far too many.
Then, they gotta be too cute by half with the rest of the title cards after the main title card.
The reversing of letters in IRREVERSIBLE was fine… but WAY OVERPLAYED by the time they got to the director’s name.
Glad to hear it’s a good film because based on that trailer it looks like badly shot, out of focus shit.
So you didn’t like the trailer? 🙂
I don’t think this will show up. If it doesn’t the film is called Dans Ma Peau, disturbing to say the least.
I’ll be having some nightmares tonight…
I don’t even know what was going on there(it really tested my ADD :P) but it made me think of those that Nekromantik movies that I never saw.
HAHA checkout Nekromantic.
Still feeling alienated by all the horror flicks. I got nothing to contribute. It’s not my thing, parents would never let me watch any growing up, by the time I got old enough to not listen to them I didn’t care to watch them anymore. Lousy parents with their effective parenting tricks! I think I’ll go to bed before I post a horror inducing video I’ll regret: starts with an ‘A’ ends with ‘erosmith’.
I didn’t start watching horror movies till I was in my 20’s. They used to scare the shit out of me when I was younger. Sorry we got on a topic you weren’t familiar with. Kinda bums me out when people feel they have nothing to contribute.
On the one hand, I’ve been into horror movies since I was in grade school(a friend and I used to draw pictures of Leatherface). It’s my favorite genre. On the other hand, unless it was American, I’m not as well versed as I used to be in terms of horror movies. I’m really starting to reconsider my spending most of my time seeing so many movies at the theater since most of these film you guys are showing trailers for were never even released (unless I went to a tiny theater in Chicago or out of state).
All of the best horror films I have seen were never released in the theaters in the U.S. There is a serious problem with horror film distribution in this country. In the last thread I posted a trailer for “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane”. That was a American movie that was made over 3 years ago and has been released everywhere BUT the U.S. The story of that film’s lack of release here is totally fucking ridiculous.
I rarely go to the theaters to see movies anymore. All the good stuff is on dvd.
Same here. I only see the really big blockbusters in the theaters, like Iron Man, etc.
Going to the movies just costs way too much money. And if you end up hating the movie, you’ll hate it even more because of how much you spent on it.
And despite the warnings before each movie, idiots still refuse to switch off their cell phones.
Even in the suburbs I see a lot of insolent assholes on their cells. Just because they aren’t talking, doesn’t mean that the light from when they are texting can’t be just as distracting. I honestly think anyone found on their cell during a movie should be tasered and dragged out.
Man I saw my first horror film when I moved to the US, age 9. It was The Shining; that scared the shit out of me but fuck if I didn’t want to see more.
Poltergeist and The Amityville Horror (the original) were the two movies that scared me the most as a kid.
Don’t be bummed out. Like I says, I should be going to bed. I leave you with this CCW approved (?)* ‘Scary Magic’:
Is this mother fucking Criss Angel or is it an amazing facsimile? For future reference, the only emo shit I want to see on here is stuff dealing with Daredevil or Teen Age Werewolves. 🙂
You really know how to push my buttons AvS.
Agreed. I’m not a horror fan myself. I like older stuff, like Boris Karloff cheese or Hitchcock’s thrillers. The Omen and stuff like that as well. Nothing else though..
I’m more the drama guy.
I still don’t know if I liked this movie or hated it but I was entertained for 90 minutes…
They are working on a sequel for it. Have you seen this one? It was co-directed by the guy who did Hatchet and Frozen:
I heard about it but, as usual, didn’t see it since it wasn’t released to theaters(at least those around me).
What did you think of Hatchet and Frozen? I’m undecided on Hatchet but really liked Frozen(even though I’m not sure how realistic the premise is).
Hatchet was dumb fun. I enjoyed it for what it was. Haven’t seen Frozen yet but I plan on doing so.
I want to see this flick
Ya, I’ve read about this flick and also want to see it. Have you seen the French zombie movie “Mutants”? I have it now but haven’t watched it yet.
I want to see that!
I’ll let you know how it is after I watch it.
Cool. My weekend looks busy with all these movies I have to watch now. The girlfriend is going to kill me HAHA.
This one is actually in my queue.
So today I had an older lady come into the shop and ask what exactly a DVD was and what she would need to play one. She then asked if they made mystery films anymore. I’m not to sure she even knew what VHS was. It’s suprising that some people still don’t know anything about anything tech-wise.
That is hilarious. I work in the tech field and I could tell you some stories.
You should have sold her a Murder, She Wrote box set. Either that or Matlock.
I don’t think I could ever knowingly sell someone Matlock.
She would have loved you for it. She would have thought you were a nice young man. 🙂
Man, I sell people Jeff Loeb and Mark Millar shit all the time…though I do die a little bit inside whenever I do.
I don’t know how you do it J. I think I would hit a bitch for supporting Loeb. I cringe everytime I sell a copy of Avatar, but in the long run it pays my bills.
If someone asks me my opinion on something they are buying I give them my honest opinion. If not I say nothing because, like you said, it pays the bills. It still bothers me though.
It’s sad to see the shit most people buy. Makes me feel disconected from a lot of people.
Street child: “Have you seen Legion?”
Me: “No thank you.”
Street child: “YOU DON’T LIKE MOVIES?!”
Any of you looking forward to the Walking Dead show?
I am. Hopes it’s as good as the comic.
I am, I hope it’s good.
I really want to see a Y the Last Man series before I die.
oh yes! I really want it to be good.
Alright everyone. I’m tapping out. Have to be at work in 7 hours. Talk to ya all tomorrow.
try not to have those nightmares. I’m off too.
Hey this is for everyone out there. I have been getting tired of the recent trend in comics so I plan on buying some back issues and I was wondering if anyone can recommend any good old comics. I have recently purchased the Perez run on WW and plan on getting the Wolfman/Perez run on Titans. So something along the lines of that. It doesn’t have to be from that time period just some good old fun stories.
I have heard good things about Gotham Central so I was thinking maybe that. How was Jimenez’s run on WW? So far I have only read Rucka’s and Simone’s runs.
I’ll stick with the 80’s cause that’s what I know.
*Swamp Thing by Alan Moore
*Sandman by Neil Gainman
*Action Comics / Superman by John Byrne
*X-men by Chris Claremont. I would personally stop at issue #200, but I know other
people here like the Mutant Massacre and Inferno crossovers.
Of course, Crisis on Infinite Earths and Legends mini-series.
I personally wouldn’t waste my time with the Jimenez run on WW. As Jose has said many
times, the art is basically warmed over Perez without the excitement. His stories are
fan-fiction at their most ponderous. Stay far away from Byrne’s run on WW too.
Captain Britain by Moore and Davis
I know this is not readily available but there are ways to get it wink wink nudge nudge; having said that I have to recommend Miracle Man.
Peter David’s run on Spectacular Spider-Man.
Roger Stern’s run on Amazing Spider-Man and Avengers.
Tom DeFalco’s run on Amazing Spider-Man.
Walt Simonson’s run on Thor.
Louise Simonson’s run on Power Pack and X-Factor.
Barry Windsor-Smith’s run on Archer & Armstrong.
John Byrne on the Fantastic Four
Frank Miller on Daredevil
Baron and Steve Rude on Nexus
Steve Englehart’s Coyote
Howard Chaykin’s American Flagg (but none he didn’t write)
Jim Starlin on Warlock
Grant Morrison on Doom Patrol (it was better before it became a Vertigo title)
I’ve only read a few,but know some ppl are big fans of Paul Levitz on Legion of Superheroes.
*Kid Eternity by Grant Morrison
*Superman/Action Comics by Dan Jurgens or Roger Stern
*Aquaman by Peter David
*Adventures of Superman by Greg Rucka (Infinite Crisis kinda crapped on it towards the end)
*Action Comics #775 by Joe Kelly
*Kraven’s Last Hunt by J.M. DeMatteis
I was going through some back issues and I found a copy of Dracula vs Zorro by TAPS comics. Really cool story, if you can find it.
so what was everyones favorite book last week?
mine was the thanos imperative ignition
abnett and lanning sure know how put the universe in peril! what i love about these books is there is a real and present danger that heroes must confront or things are going to be very very bad. i never get the impression that if the heroes just stayed home and watched a ball game the villains would have nothing to do like i do with most comics. if nova and the gaurdians of the galaxy dont win the universe is screwed actually if they do win the universe is screwed just not as much. abnett and lanning really push their protagonists to their limits and victory always has its price and its never a total win.
im not sure why they did this as a one shot prologue kind of thing it felt like the first issue of the story. the action has already started.
there is back up story featuring thanos and drax edited by archie goodwin so that makes me think its from marvel fanfare with art by mike zeck before he got good. i don’t it complimented the main story at all other then setting up that thanos was the big bad once upon a time. by the way thanos isnt the big bad in this story he looks to be the weapon to combat the big bad. im sure he will have something to say about that.
looks like a fun ride
has anyone seen this? an anime based on the persona games
IMO i think people keep overthinking things.
This is what I found when I googled “black Spider-Man.”
I’d believe Donald Glover as Spidey, at least he’s funny Tobey wasn’t
So who watched Jersey Couture last night? I need a review.
the ny asian film fest is coming to town
hows this for a movie synopsis
BOYS ON THE RUN (2010, North American Premiere) – a movie that will warm the heart of the serial mastrubator inside everyone, this sex comedy starts with the borrowing of a bestiality DVD and ends with a Travis Bickle-style fist fight and in between it’s humiliating and hilarious in equal measures. (watch the trailer)
Presented with Japan Cuts: Festival of New Japanese Film
the female tony jaa is back in raging phoenix
Well, it’s good that she is back because Tony Jaa just became a monk and isn’t making movies anymore. And no, that is not a lie.
Dude really? Wow
iwatchstuff is a must see for folks like us geekologie too the superficial is pretty good as well they are all pretty funny with vicious commentors but iwatchstuff and geekologie are filled with comic culture goodness
That’s Buddha to you sir, thank you very much 🙂
This article goes into more disturbing detail.
here is a couple of more martial arts flicks i want to see
power kids from the thai folks
i missed a screening of robogeisha a couple weeks ago
nyaff has some cool flicks if you want to google it
storm riders gets a sequel
emo martial arts at its lethal best
Have you seen Redcliffe?
no thats been on my list a while they are showing both parts in ny asian film fest it will be cool to see it in a theater if i dont have something going on that day
i want to see about half the flicks they are showing lol but 4th of july weekend is a little busy
So Joe Quesada got promoted to CCO at Marvel. Now he gets to have creative supervision on everything Marvel(comics + video games, movies, TV shows)…*sigh*
This isn’t a response to the Geoff Johns promotion at all…not
Fuck Quesada. That man destroyed Spider-Man. On another note, I see Bendis getting EIC if Quesada steps down…
Lesson of the day, and you can (should) imagine He-Man telling you this today kids:
All that matters is money, you’re allowing it to flow to your bosses pockets, then you’re all right, you’re just and righteous, and the market recognizes your great value and your success in life.
Should dare to risk the loss of even a tine fraction of your bosses gains trying to produce anything according to any other notion of quality or ‘higher standard’ and cursed be you and your children because they’re going to be as poor as you will be after we axe you down. Profit/Money is the measure of all, it is quality of your work, it is time, happiness, love, self accomplishment, and all that is good. Fear poverty, as it is the absence of the all-mighty money, darkness and a sign of complete failure in life.
here is a random thought, open source comics like open source programs.
This at aint good.
It only a matter of time before Bendis is appointed EIC
The Mayans saw it coming!
SCREW X-FORCE AND IT’S VIOLENCE PORN READERS! SHE’S BACK WHERE SHE BELONGS! (for 2 issues) A HAHAHAHAHA!
This comment pleases me.
Sheesh…I guess all us ‘violence porn readers’ should be hoping she kills everyone in X-Factor violently…
“Waaaa, he doesn’t like my comic!”
YES YES! YOUR TEARS ARE SO YUMMY!
Alright, let’s all take it down a notch. I don’t need yet another death of a CCW member on my hands.
Wha? Who what where
Its not scary, but “Let The Right On In” is one of the best vampire movies ever made.
Great movie. Loved the final scene at the pool.
SATC2 takes everything that I hold dear as a woman and as a human—working hard, contributing to society, not being an entitled cunt like it’s my job—and rapes it to death with a stiletto that costs more than my car. It is 146 minutes long, which means that I entered the theater in the bloom of youth and emerged with a family of field mice living in my long, white mustache. This is an entirely inappropriate length for what is essentially a home video of gay men playing with giant Barbie dolls.
We all know Jose and Elliot were in line for this one. Do they agree?
I’ll take your word on this one. That movie is too scary for me.
I loved SATC when it was on as a series, and I thought the last movie was alright but I wasn’t really all that excited for this one for some reason. The trailer really didn’t intrigue me I guess.
Damn that is a long running time! I didn’t know it was that long. I was supposed to go see it this weekend but we all went and saw prince of Persia instead. I’m pretty sure I’m going to see it this week so I’ll know what it’s like soon enough. Hopefully not a lot of Big (I hate Mr. Big)
For god’s sake man!? It’s just sitting there, staring at me, judging me… laughing.
You’re staring at yourself judging?
I didn’t really get it either.
OMG, why would ANYONE do that. The burn mark on his hands at the end is impressive. Dumb, but impressive.
I’m impressed by how long he had his hand on it. That had to be a good three seconds.
God bless you, idiots of the world, for providing so much entertainment.
Looks like there was probably an edit where the burner was replaced. But the details are unimportant as long as we all learn never to place our hands on a movie that might lead to serious burns.
I think I just lost some brain cells watching that.
DAMMIT we block YouTube at work, curses!!
has anyone seen CHAW the giant killer pig movie from korea? is it any good?
Could be worse. Could be the movie “Stump”.
Trust me, you do NOT wanna know…
Anyone else from the CCW nation see Pontypool (film), I enjoyed it I even liked the short at the end of the credits.
I liked the films tag line- Shut up or die.
I saw it and liked it. Interesting twist on the genre.
Isn’t, I heard they are making a sequal.
Did you mean “isn’t it” or did you mean “it isn’t”?
Anyway, sorry for the mix up, and I agree with you it was a interesting twist on the genre.
Hey so Jose, I know that you watch ROH every now and again so I just thought I would let you know that I may be attending my first ROH show ever when they come to Buffalo in June. Im so excited and its gonna be awesome.
Plus the next night they will be running another IPPV in Canada for Death Before Dishonor VIII
C-Z-W, C-Z-W, C-Z-W, he he just kidding
I enjoy both ROH and CZW. I think that both of them have done a good job filling the void that ECW left when it died.
And YES I feel ECW died when they were taken over by WWE.
hehe, sorry but this was my favorite movie as a kid and I just watched it last night for the first time in like 15 years. I still love it, especially the rap montage at the end that shows random clips of the movie, I had totally forgot about that. So bad, yet so good. 🙂
I cannot believe I live in a world where I can say “Wolfman’s Got Nards” and have no one get it. Thank you for posting this.
Sorry if it has been posted before, but this is the new scott pilgrim tv spot, (yes actually different from the trailer that was released the other day) It has some awesome/hilarious scenes from the book in it that weren’t in previous trailers so check it out. Oh have I mentioned that August 13th can not come soon enough!?
sorry here’s the embedded
Two Interesting Marvel articles:
Pictures of the leaked Captain America costume for the movie:
Even though it looks very similar to the ulimates captain america uniform, it does serve its purpose in looking more practical and realistic. I mean did they really want to shoot a World War 2 movie with a guy in a blue scaled uniform with wings on his head?
And Joe Quesada is promoted to Marvel CCO??
Anybody seen the Cap’n America movie costume on AICN?
Looks pretty badass
But, I wonder how it will translate to film.
I think its the best way to go, honestly the more inline Cap is with actual military dress the better.
Yeah, I think it is better to make him look more like a soldier than a strong man in tights.
I’m more concerned about Thor’s look.
The pic I’ve seen of Chris Hemsworth as Thor looks ok, but no Hammer or Helmet so yeah kinda nervous how he’ll look
We know he has a hammer. They showed it at the end of Iron Man 2. (I’m assuming most people have seen the film by now.)
It would be nice if he had a pair of wings, even if they were painted on.
Is Thursday the new comic book day of the week or is just only this week.
Just this week.
monday was a holiday so pushed back a day
welcome to awesome.
You know, I bet Bendis would be E.I.C if Joe Q corked.
I’m just sayin’…
Zombie pics from The Walking Dead tv show.
I seriously cannot wait. I will be a faithful watcher.
I DIG THIS FLICK!
That was indeed a quality flick.
This was a great movie too.
Have you seen Casshern Sins anime?
Not yet. Is it any good?
Pretty good I’m half way through the season.
Do you partake fansubs or wait till stuff is released here?
I don’t mind fansubs. Back in the day that was the only way do get subbed anime.
Somtimes its more accurate than the bullshit Bandai and FUNImation put in. I’d rather trust a die-hard Otaku fanboy than some exec just doing his job for money…
I agree Mike. Have you been playing any SSF4 recently?
You liked Casshern? I was a bit disappointed. It looked great visually, but the story left me a little cold. Not saying it was awful… just wasn’t as good as I expected based on the trailer.
I did like it. I agree that it was a bit slow at times but I like the style and designs a lot. And yes, the trailer really does make it look like something that it really isn’t.
I liked the first Azumi a lot. The second one was ok.
I totally agree.
Have you seen Koi No Mon? The English title is “Otakus in Love”.
No but I will it looks interesting.
It’s about two manga artists who start dating. The whole movie centers around manga and there are scenes at Comic Market, cosplay parties and stuff like that.
Anyone see this? The announcement of a new Thundercats series on the Cartoon Network. Looks like it’s gonna be more intense or darker based on the picture.
This is a bit sad though considering Steve Perry was murdered a few weeks back. I wonder if he would have gotten any money or maybe even could have worked on this version.
Cool news thanks.
How have I never heard of this film? I’m a total freak for anything zombie-related.
I think you would like it. It is really low budget but that is one of it’s many charms. There are quite a bit of inside jokes in the movie about Evil Dead and the Romero zomibie movies.
I dug these two and I really liked the soundtrack.
Those movies were fucking crazy.
Did you catch the live action adaptation of MPD Psycho?
No. Was it as graphic as the manga?
It was a made for TV thing in Japan so it was toned down a bit.
That looks rad.
I gotta say that I’m thoroughly impressed by the number of film recommendations in this week’s open thread.
Take copious notes, I certainly am. 🙂
I used to respect this guys opinion until I saw this.
Wow…I do not even know what to say.
Well, actually I do know what I want to say BUT let’s just leave it at the fact I DO NOT agree at all with anything he just said. The fact that he thought their best book war the Spider Woman series speaks volumes about his opinion on the Luna Brothers. Only if they would have Bendis plot all of their stories. Wouldn’t that be great? Also, after hearing that he didn’t like The Sword at all makes me not care anymore about his opinions.
But he’s great in the Minesweeper movie.
I knew you would like this Jose. he he
Yeah, it is pretty bad, saying Bendis can do anything better than or at the level of Luna Brothers is very insulting to the Luna Brothers. He acts objective in his reviews, but he is a die hard Marvel Zombie in disguise no wonder he writes for them.
I find the thought of anyone choosing Bendis’ writing over the Luna’s to be quite sickening.
Wow! I think that’s not really Alex, but a skrull.
Ha, Comedy Central is working on a Jesus sitcom. I’d totally watch that, even if it had a laughtrack.
I liked the Alive manga.
That was a goodie. Same guy who directed Versus. He does quality stuff.
I have seen Pulse and Suicide Club but not the last one.
I’ve seen Suicide Club. That was decent.
You certainly know your Asian flicks.
It’s one of the few things I do know.
I don’t Amon: Apocalypse of the Devilman was ever officially released here.
Looks pretty sweet.
This one you might have to get the not so legal way.
I have not seen this
I haven’t seen it either.
One of my Top 5 favorite films ever.
Nice, added to my list.
George Harrison is so underrated. And I’m ashamed to say that I didn’t get into his stuff until he died. Upon his death, AOL radio had a whole station devoted to his music. I listened to it nonstop for like a good month or two.
Better than Josie & The Pussycats?
Josie is #6 on my list , so yes.
I liked the Josie musical evolution video that ran on the Cartoon Network for a little while.
Heh…that was kinda cool.
The manga is good.
Always liked this movie, no violence, sex or swearing.. Just a movie about a guy who loves to cook and cares a great deal about his daughters.
kind of a chick flick, but I still love this movie.
Awesome movie Jose! Sometime our wavelengths are so alike it scary =)
Reminds me of a Korean girl i use to know in El Paso Texas.. I had a huge crush on her, but she was way out of my league. i had my chance, but I was to young and stupid.. and she got away. She gave me a chance though, but i didn’t know it at the time.
Man, you have had women all around the world haven’t you IM?
Oh, you were talking to IM.
Its amazing how many chances I have had to entertain the attention of beautiful women from around the world, only to blow those chances each and every time.
I look back now and realize how selfish and stupid I acted back then, hindsight being 20/20..
as they say ‘youth is wasted on the young’..
Can’t live with ’em, can’t finish this sentence w/o sounding like Bendis.
We’re all closet chick flick fans on here, so don’t fret.
For those who have never seen a Beat Takeshi film
God damn, I fucking love Beat Takeshi. Good call Rush.
This movie is soooo good. I got it a few months ago. I think it’s one of Donnie Yen’s best. I think they did a sequel to it, no?
Indeed they did.
This movie is both one of the most beautiful, but most depressing movies I have ever seen. you feel so bad for the girl and the man at the end of the movie. Wow, it still has an impact on me today.
I have heard of this but have yet to see it. I think I should rectify that situation.
The most depressing movie I’ve ever seen, by far, was Grave Of The Fireflies.
Dude you beat me to it.
Yeah, a tough movie to watch.
Ya, I wasn’t going to go there on this thread. This film killed me. It fucking killed me.
Ever watch Roger Ebert’s discussion of the movie?
Wow. This was great. Ebert knows his shit. Just one of the reasons I like him. Thanks for posting this.
Yeah, it has become fashionable to rip on Ebert these days, but the man knows fucking movies, it what he has done all his life.
It is? Just cause he calls people out on their bad movies and has opinions other people don’t like?
I’ll say it again. Any man who likes the movie “Soapdish” is unimpeachable. UNIMPEACHABLE I SAY!
I know I have posted this on an open thread before but I love this woman…and the film too.
Oh ya, nice!
Lady Vengeance is an intense movie, especially the prison scenes and the what happen in the old school at the end.
That film looks intense. Another one to add to my already long list I have made because of this thread.
They just released official concept art of Thor’s costume for the movie. Not sure how I feel about it. I guess he’s definitely not wearing the helmet. Funny how the helmet was featured in Adventures In Babysitting, but not Thor’s own movie. The rest of the costume seems a bit too rubbery and futuristic-like. And kinda dull. Needs a bit more color.
The Tupper-armor =)
It looks cool, I hope they clean it up a little and give it a more metallic sheen in post production.
He looks like Y2K era Chris Jericho going to a fancy dress party
Ha. He sure do.
I like the costume. Your comment also gives me an excuse to post this again.
The helmet works.
I need to watch this movie again now.
My favorite line of this clip “Ya, whatever…Jesus.” Fucking great delivery.
I like it pretty well, the chest plate especially.
I’m glad they chose not use the helmet.
The helmet wouldn’t look right with that costume.
Arnold proved you can wear a thing around your head and still look badass.
Well alright, when you watch the movie see the helmet in your mind’s eye.
I saw this movie about a month ago. Not a lot of action but Jackie Chan was incredible in it.
That look cool!
Here is a Jackie Chan flick I watch recently.
GACKT! A Jackie flick I haven’t seen yet! I forgot about this one. Thanks for reminding me.
It would be nice to have a monthly thread dedicated to movies, just an idea.
That’s usually what these open threads turn into. Some more than others.
I like the Cap costume. I think this guy looks better as Cap
He’s not even blonde. And his pecs looks rubbery, like Khan’s.
Have you seen Spartacus: Blood and Sand?
Nah. I would if Patrick Stewart were in it. Or William Shatner.
They’re on board next season.
A short Spike Jonze film.
Damn that was good and sad.
I know, right? That short film was better than anything I have seen in the movie theaters this year.
Just got done watching it. And I completely agree: better than anything I’ve seen in theaters or tv in a really, really long time. So well done.
Although I didn’t get the whole plastic-rats-in-the-apartment thing.
Thanks for posting this Jose.
Damn this thread is taking up a lot of system resources with all the embedded YouTube vids. 🙂
These open threads would probably be ten comments long if Youtube didn’t exist.
This is true.
Alright, I gotta turn in. Have work in the morning. Later.
I leave you now with the musical stylings of Shnarf! it’s an upbeat ditty.
poor guy gets murdered then they bring his show back someone give alanis morsett a call
I really don’t think it will be as good as the original…no one will have the same voice as Panthro
Urge to kill rising, rising…Steve Jobs is fucking knob.
I want to run into him one day so i can strangle him with with stupid mock turtlenecks he wears. Read this
the new cap america costume looks pretty sweet
for the movie
I liked the Thor one too, though I think they will eventually tweak it a bit, more than I think they may change Cap’s. Just a feeling, Thor’s is too black, especially the legs, and I think it wouldn’t go that well within Asgard.
i loved the way the red is made by the straps for the harness and the thor is the j michael srychinske thor modern costume and hugo weaving as red skull what an amazing casting choice i loved him in v for vendetta
I think it is safe to say that most of the CCW nation have not been to thrilled with the First Wave books that DC has been putting out lately. Well, it’s about to get worse in that for the third issue of the Spirit you have Michael Uslan writing the back up black and white feature. This is the guy who produced the first Batman anthology of movies and produced the two recent Batman films. So, why is this so troubling, because not only has this guy brought us the Batman movies he also brought us the Spirit movie, he was the one who allowed that horse shit to see the light of day. It’s to early to say if the story is going to be good or bad, but if the story is any half way decent it will probably do to the art and not the writing.
MS– That is sad to hear. I’ve read some of Uslan’s other worksand I always came away with a “who cares?” kind of feeling.
Good news: It won’t affect me either way because Doc was the only one I was willing to give a try. I also wrote here that I saw NO PROBLEMS with the recent Evanier/Aragones version of The Spirit… So I doubt I’ll be checking in on any of that “revamped” crap anytime soon.
When will people in entertainment EVER get it? (I already know the answer: “Never”.)
DON’T remake GREAT movies (or screw with classic characters). Remake and retool the BAD SHIT that showed some promise when it was first printed or released!
Leave the good stuff mostly alone.
What a shame. With just a LITTLE care and the right artistic teams chosen for the jobs… DC could have been the only modern comic publisher to do these classic Pulp characters justice.
DC can hype this shit all they want… But as we all know, hyped shit is still just shit.
So this weekend, I’m planning on having a visit to 90’s video games. I wanna see if I can go thru them all in one weekend, and even if I don’t, just playing them will remind me of all the great memories of them. On the list so far…
-Policenauts (Hideo Kojima)
-DOOM II: Hell on Earth
-The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
-Zelda: Ocarina of Time (still debating)
-Breath of Fire (still debating)
any other suggestions you guys can think of?
why would you not play OOT????
Hey Deemer, check this out.
Christina Hendricks is in it.
Broken Bells are really, really good, but i fear that their existence means that The Shins are no more. I heard that Mercer wasn’t getting along with some of the band members and then Broken Bells appears. Which, as good as they are, don’t really hold a candle to The Shins IMO.
I think both Mercer and Burton are taking a break from their other projects, a sabbatical of sorts. I really haven’t been exposed to the Shins as of yet, but I really hope there is another Gnarls Barkley album in the future. Just look at Jack White, though. He’s doing The Dead Weather right now (after doing the Raconteurs), but that doesn’t mean The White Stripes are dead. Maybe this will be a chance for Mercer to grow outside the Shins and come back with some fresh ideas. I’ve watched several Broken Bells interviews and this is the attitude I get from both artists.
You know I luvs me some Hendrix
just read avengers prime from bendis and wow…im surprissed how much i liked it…
are you serious or are you taking the piss generaldark i’m thinking about picking it up on saturday when i head to my local comic shop and if not beacause it’s such a small shop i have to order most of my books in. is it worth it?
The issue was tolerable at best. The only thing that saves it is the Alan Davis art. And no, it’s not worth $3.99.
No comic is worth $3.99.
i liked the interactions between the 3, it wasnt epic but holy shit was it better then his other stuff lol i agree the 3.99 sucks but they give you another story in the back, yea its reprinted but from like the 60s or something so i decided to buy it. the only avengers book i might get.
i can’t remember what that would be in pounds so thanks for that mini,mini capsule review jose but maybe i will maybe i won’t depends how much money i have left
One of the better movies about my generation in the 90’s. I can not watch this flick or Singles without feeling nostalgic for those times.
I just saw this for the very first time a few months ago. It was good. I don’t know that I’d say it’s one of the best, but it was solid. I thought they could have made Ben Stiller’s character a little stronger. He started the movie as a legitimate love interest for Winona, but as the movie went on, his character got a bit weaker. I would have liked to have seen Winona be more torn as to who was the better guy to be with.
I didn’t say it was the best. I said it was one of the better. (Unless that does mean “the best” in which case I am the one who is confused about what I meant) Just wanted to make the clear.
I do agree with your assessment. Both of her “choices” in the movie were both kinda douchie, just in different ways. The better ending would have been not wanting to be with either of them.
Good point. Ethan Hawke was “douchie.” She should have went lesbo and hooked up with Janeane Garofalo in the end.
I thought Reality Bites was ok but not great.I admit I haven’t seen it in years.I think as far as Winona’s “choices” are concerned,I actually like the way no one is perfect.That NONE of the characters really have their heads on straight I thought was kinda the point of the movie.If it was more about Winona being torn could have moved it from “coming of age” flick to “girl’s romance”.just a thought.
I did like that Ethan sorta got called on his self-righteous BS a bit.
just finished reading IZombie 2 it was pretty good the highlight of it was reading the preview for revolver that book looks really cool and the art is fantastic I just pre-ordered it can’t wait to read it
Jose, You love Invincible like I do. Can you explain something to me?
SPOILER– ONLY if you read TRADES LIKE I DO.
I just finished reading Invincible Vol 12.
At the very beginning, I don’t see a panel where Eve is injured at the beginning of the fight.
I see her and Invincible flying into the fray hand in hand and then Invincible flying her limp, bloodied body away from the battle a couple of pages later.
Is this the way this scene occurred in the individual floppies? I see no reason why Kirkman would change things but it was just so weirdly wonderful that he did NOT show it… Leaving the bigger, more dramatic injury for later.
I literally kept flipping back to the first part of the battle thinking two pages in my trade were stuck together! 🙂
Do you know what issue number it would be?
From what I can tell from the Trade, the scene is in Invincible #60. It is a big double page spread where Ripclaw is ripping apart one of the Invincible(s) from another reality on either side of the spread.
On the very bottom (small) panel in the middle of the spread, the Invincible we know is flying out of the battle with a bloody Eve in his arms.
Like I wrote above– I saw no actual fight (in the Trade) that led up to Eve’s actual life threatening injury in the story (her injury keeps Invincible out of the second part of the big battle because he insists on sitting at Eve’s bedside while she is in a coma)… Which may have been what Kirkman smartly intended– since he was going to have Conquest deal her such a “fatal” looking blow just a couple of issues later.
I don’t normally ask questions about stuff in Trades– especially because it can be boring to people who are reading much further ahead… But NOT showing Eve’s original coma-inducing injury in the battle seemed weird and smart at the same time… And I just wanted to make sure that wasn’t some kind of last minute edit for the Trade. You seemed the Invincible scholar to ask. Thanks.
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