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I've been a HUGE fan of Paul W.S. Anderson since first seeing Mortal Kombat at the theater. In fact, aside from The Three Musketeers, Pompeii, and his first film, Shopping, I've seen all of his films theatrically. As far as I know anyway. Mortal Kombat, Event Horizon, Soldier, his Resident Evil directorial outings. I've always thought he's gotten a bad rap as far as being a director, since he's got a lot of style and always aims for making entertaining movies. I'm glad to hear that his latest is another winner, and I hope to see it soon.

 

I liked Trainspotting well enough, so I'm looking slightly forward to the sequel. I wasn't aching with anticipation for it, but I'll still see it. Sick Boy can go to hell though. He was a neglectful father in the first film that led to tragedy with his infant daughter. I revisited the film on blu-ray when my own daughter was about 5 months old, so that really struck a nerve with me and pissed me off. Even more when they actually show the baby. I've seen plenty of things in horror movies that didn't upset me as much as that moment in Trainspotting.

I'm with you Rene.  With the exception of SHOPPING I've seen every Paul W.S. Anderson flick on the big screen.  I saw THE FINAL CHAPTER in 3D and Felix is right; it doesn't add anything to the experience.  Save your money and go with the standard version. 

 

I recently revisited TRAINSPOTTING in anticipation for the sequel and felt the same way as you did about Sick Boy.  My little girl will be turning 4 in May and I couldn't imagine anything horrible like that happening.  It pissed me off as well and made me hate his character.  That hatred for him carried through to the sequel. 

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Apparently Idris Elba won his first real Pro Fight this week. Can't be real right?


I've been watching this series on Discovery Channel.  It's excellent.  I'm an even bigger fan of Idris now after watching the grueling workout schedule and lifestyle change that he put himself through in order to compete as a professional kickboxer.  Check it out if you get a chance.

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I moderately enjoyed T2, mostly due to how well it mined the nostalgia of the first film. Everyone is so good playing their roles, it made up for how thin the whole thing was. 

I don't know if you have read Porno, the novel-sequel.  That ended up being a pseudo-remake, with the ending the exact same for all 4 characters (Renton wins, Spud gets a consolation prize, Sick Boy is left standing with nothing and Begbie is 'focked').  At the very least, the way things ended, the film sequel was better than the way the book went).  The scene with Begbie and son?  Nothing of the sort happens in the book.

I don't regret watching and it works as an OK follow-up.  

I haven't read the novel Porno yet, but interested in checking it out now after having seen the movie.  I did think the ending of T2 was pretty fitting and does sound much better than the novel version.

 

Finally caught the new Scott Adkins flick ELIMINATORS last night.  Great B-action flick and certainly one of the better WWE films on the market.  Wade Barrett makes for a great villan and Scott is great as usual.  The script is also really good and the Tim Mann choregraphed fight scenes are a blast.  This is a really solid action film and I'm hoping that WWE continues their partnership with Voltage.

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While the baby scene in TRAINSPOTTING is disturbing, it's also a great sort of moment the film stops being wild fun and gets heavy-duty dark and unsettling. The "holy shit" moment, like Little Bill and Private Pyle pulling the triggers in BOOGIE NIGHTS and FULL METAL JACKET.  Now granted, Sick Boy seemed like a total punk right from the beginning - Sean Connery expertise notwithstanding - but his downward spiral into pimping and all wasn't really sold in the film as much as it probably could've been.  He seemed pretty much unchanged to me, maybe less talkative but that was pretty much it.  That said, I had real fun visiting the film last weekend and wonder now if I need to pick it up for the home collection.

 

I took a couple of days and rewatched all the Criterion Collection laserdisc extras of David Fincher's SE7EN, including a commentary track that isn't on the later DVD and blu discs and a great little extended section of Brad Pitt delivering the line, "Ladies and gentlemen, we have ourselves a homicide," over and over again until Freeman just rolls his eyes at the camera.  Great bit.  Then tonight I revisited the Coen Brothers' RAISING ARIZONA (blu).  I've seen it dozens of times but that was the first viewing in probably ten years.  Holds up terrific.  All hail Cage.

 

Went out for a long walk today, had a great late breakfast at a local diner and picked up some jazz on vinyl.  Instead of the soundtrack to PHASE IV that I'd mentioned earlier, I grabbed some smooth stuff -- The John Coltrane Quartet's Crescent (1964).  

 

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I'm with you Rene.  With the exception of SHOPPING I've seen every Paul W.S. Anderson flick on the big screen.  I saw THE FINAL CHAPTER in 3D and Felix is right; it doesn't add anything to the experience.  Save your money and go with the standard version. 

 

I recently revisited TRAINSPOTTING in anticipation for the sequel and felt the same way as you did about Sick Boy.  My little girl will be turning 4 in May and I couldn't imagine anything horrible like that happening.  It pissed me off as well and made me hate his character.  That hatred for him carried through to the sequel. 

 

 

Finally caught the new Scott Adkins flick ELIMINATORS last night.  Great B-action flick and certainly one of the better WWE films on the market.  Wade Barrett makes for a great villan and Scott is great as usual.  The script is also really good and the Tim Mann choregraphed fight scenes are a blast.  This is a really solid action film and I'm hoping that WWE continues their partnership with Voltage.

 

 

Thanks for the info on The Final Chapter, Gunner. I'll definitely be seeing it in 2D then. That will definitely save me quite a few bucks. Especially if I go see a matinee.

 

I know Engineer mentioned that the tragic moment with the Baby stops the movie being fun in Trainspotting, the film never recovers from that. I never found it to be really fun aside from a few amusing things. It's just mostly a dark and depressing look at a group of drug addicts that somehow finds a way to get even more dark and depressing. Maybe that's why I've only seen it twice. I "liked" it, but now that I think about it, maybe it's because of Carlyle's crazy performance, and that grand end song. It has been nearly 4 years since I've seen the film, and his character still pisses me off. I'm more than sure that will carry over to the sequel whenever I see it.

 

I literally saw the dvd of Eliminators early today at the local Redbox when I went to gas up my car and wondered about renting it. Good to hear it's solid. Maybe I'll rent it tomorrow when I return Marauders.

 

 

I know I'm usually on the up and up when it comes to home video releases, but I've got a question. I nearly picked up the Conan The Barbarian blu this evening at Walmart. I stopped though because I wanted to know if it was the proper theatrical cut. I seem to remember Elvis mentioning something about the old first issue dvd that came before the collector's edition, and I wanted to know some more info on it.

 

Now that I'm speaking about home video releases, I found out that the Red Dawn collector's edition from Shout Factory is being released on March 14th, and has only one new bonus feature. A 70 minute documentary with various crew and one cast member that isn't C. Thomas Howell. I mention him, because I can understand why most of the other cast members wouldn't do it, but I figure he would.

 

Forgot to mention that I got in the two Poltergeist sequels on blu today. Just finished up watching the new stuff on the disc for the first sequel. An interview with Oliver Robbins and two documentaries involving the FX guys. It amused me in the second one that's about H.R. Giger that one of them reveals the reason why Giger never liked leaving his home for extended periods of time. It was because he didn't want to leave his cat for a long time! He actually turned down films because they would require him to travel to the UK or the US for extended periods of time. So he did all of his work at his home.

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I wasn't trying to make you feel bad.  Sorry if I did.

 

Oh no it is all good. I was making fun of myself.

 

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Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy Blow-Up, but you're not alone. I liked the film well enough, even with how despicable the asstagonist is, but I HATED how open ended the film is

 

Me too, me too. Talk about pretentious horseshit.

 

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Apparently Idris Elba won his first real Pro Fight this week. Can't be real right?

 

Hell, who knows for certain; I certainly won't be going up to him and saying that he was in a fixed fight.

 

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SLICE OF LIFE is getting some big coverage! That's awesome!

 

Definitely; that is amazing.

 

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I know I'm usually on the up and up when it comes to home video releases, but I've got a question. I nearly picked up the Conan The Barbarian blu this evening at Walmart. I stopped though because I wanted to know if it was the proper theatrical cut. I seem to remember Elvis mentioning something about the old first issue dvd that came before the collector's edition, and I wanted to know some more info on it.

 

I presume there has only been one Blu release for the movie, so I bring up what levrock said about it last year:

 

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People rightfully rip on George Lucas for tampering with "Star Wars", but I feel an almost - ALMOST- equal indignation at the way "Conan the Barbarian" has been tampered with. The only way to see the theatrical version is on a first pressing DVD which has a horrible transfer. The director's cut DVD jams in a bunch of unneeded exposition.  

 

I just watched the Blu Ray, and was loving that all those scenes had been excised. Then we get to the climax and it's padded out with these extras scenes with the King's daughter leading Conan through the temple which completely throws off the perfect pacing that t he theatrical had. Then that ending where he carries off the the princess into the horizon, as opposed to the theatrical which had Conan sitting alone on the stairs as the temple burns. The theatrical ending has this great sense of melancholy where Conan had defeated his enemy but lost everything else which is totally gone now.

 

And THEN! The Blu has tampered with the great closing text with Conan sitting on his throne. It changes the text and has Mako's voice reading it out loud, as opposed to it just scrolling up silently. 

 

In short: "Conan" is still a great movie, and people need to stop screwing with great movies  and trying to make them "better".

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Anyone posted this earlier?

 

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Instead of the soundtrack to PHASE IV that I'd mentioned earlier, I grabbed some smooth stuff -- The John Coltrane Quartet's Crescent (1964).  

 

It reminds me that I should listen to the old jazz classics like that; at least there's YouTube and services such as Spotify where I can do such a thing. It seems like the perfect music when I want to chillax.

 

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Anyone posted this earlier?

 

I believe that HunterTarantino did-as he's a huge fan of the movie-but indeed that is coming out May 2nd.

 

To copy and paste what I wrote in the horror thread about two worthwhile horror movies I saw tonight:

 

Tonight I did myself a double bill of horror movies, both of them Irish and both on Netflix Instant. The first one was The Hallow. It was pretty derivative at times and there were a few moments of dumb character behavior; even with that, it was an enjoyable picture. There were plenty of creepy moments, the Irish setting was nice and the mix of practical with CG was appreciated by me. Then, I finally saw The Canal. Yep, I should have seen that sooner. The film was darker than I expected-especially the final act-but I dug it nonetheless. While I ultimately wasn't surprised by the plot I was still enthralled with seeing the main character and how he reacted to the bad situation he was in. The cast does a nice job (even the little boy, thankfully) and the score I rate highly. Thankfully I saw two actually decent (or better) horror films in Instant, as it seems like there's way more bad ones on the service.

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I presume there has only been one Blu release for the movie, so I bring up what levrock said about it last year:

 

 

 

Your quote of levrock's response didn't copy over, but that's it. I knew I'd read on here that there were issues with the blu-ray and that it wasn't a "true" theatrical cut. It sounds like a hybrid of the theatrical and extended cut. Looks like I'll just stick with the collector's edition dvd I have if they're still not releasing the theatrical cut in anamorphic HD. I've always wanted to see it too. Don't think I'm going to break down and buy the old dvd just to see it.

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Steven Seagal is now shooting in Thailand his latest DTV "Attrition".

 

Bey Logan's B&E Productions is handling it.

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Seagal wrote and is actually directing ATTRITION as well. Should be an experience.
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Guess he's giving Keoni Waxmam the weekend off.

If anything at least the movie should look different than the majority of his films. Shooting in Thailand instead of Bulgaria or Romania is a good start.
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Recently did a re-watch of The Magnificent Seven. One of my all time favorite Westerns, and I always get something new on a re-watch. 

 

This time I noticed for the first time that James Coburn somewhat resembles his acting counterpart in Seven Samurai. It's in the face (since Coburn was I think several FEET taller than the Japanese actor). 


The reverence everyone in this movie clearly had for the Kurosawa movie really shines. 

 

The Blu Ray I had also contains the (to me unknown) numerous sequels to the first Seven. 

Last night I watched Return of the Magnificent Seven. Woof. One thing it establishes for sure: Yul Brynner was not a Movie Star, not like Clint Eastwood or John Wayne were Movie Stars. 

 

This time out he's not surrounded by charismatic actors like Steve McQueen, in fact the only actor I recognized was Claude "Sheriff Lobo" Akins (Just looked this up on IMDB and it turns our Warren Oates was in this too, but I did not recognize him).


The net result is, I didn't care about the characters at all. There's not even the background of economic hardship and desperation that motivated the Gunslingers in the first movie. 

 

It's worth a looksee just because of some nice cinematography, and the script by LARRY COHEN has some interesting twists in it. (as you'd expect from the author of Killer Baby movies). 

 

I sure don't plan to revisit it. Hope the subsequent sequels are better.

 

The fact that the Denzel version that came out last Fall didn't even merit a Post Release thread on CHUD has me worried; it it watchable?

 

Here in Vegas the last two weeks have seen a new attraction that's not Penn and Teller or Britney: It's CHIC FIL A!

 

Yes for the first time ever the Vegas Metro area has not one, not two but a dozen Chic Fil A eateries. Cops have had to block off street entrances and direct traffic for literally two weeks and the lines to the Drive through are still at least a dozen cars deep. If you want to eat in, you have to park a couple blocks away from the joint. 

 

It's like some Gonzo 1970's bought of rabid Consumerism. I have to say I find it delightful. In these dark times, that people can get so hyped up for a tasty Chicken sandwich is somehow..just nice. 


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Recently did a re-watch of The Magnificent Seven. One of my all time favorite Westerns, and I always get something new on a re-watch.

 

The fact that the Denzel version that came out last Fall didn't even merit a Post Release thread on CHUD has me worried; it it watchable?

 

Here in Vegas the last two weeks have seen a new attraction that's not Penn and Teller or Britney: It's CHIC FIL A!

 

Yes for the first time ever the Vegas Metro area has not one, not two but a dozen Chic Fil A eateries. Cops have had to block off street entrances and direct traffic for literally two weeks and the lines to the Drive through are still at least a dozen cars deep. If you want to eat in, you have to park a couple blocks away from the joint. 

 

It's like some Gonzo 1970's bought of rabid Consumerism. I have to say I find it delightful. In these dark times, that people can get so hyped up for a tasty Chicken sandwich is somehow..just nice. 

 

 

The Denzel remake of The Magnificent Seven is actually a pretty good film. I saw it a few weeks ago and found it to be a fun action movie. Unlike the forgettable characters you mention that populated the sequels to the original films, the remake has every member of The Magnificent Seven being interesting.

 

Chic Fil A is really a booming business. There's two locations a few towns over from where I live, and they are always booming with business whenever I take Renata. The place is never empty, and around 5 the drive through is so packed that there's cars going through the parking lot.

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JOHN WICK 2 Super Bowl Spot

 

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Rundown of features on the ROBOCOP 2 and 3 blus due in March:

 

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=20701

 

ROBOCOP 2:

 

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  • NEW 2K scan of the interpositive
  • NEW Audio Commentary with author/CG supervisor Paul M. Sammon
  • NEW Audio Commentary with the makers of "RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop" documentary – Gary Smart, Chris Griffiths and Eastwood Allen
  • NEW Corporate Wars: The Making of ROBOCOP 2 – featuring new and vintage interviews with director Irvin Kershner, producer Jon Davidson, cast members Tom Noonan, Nancy Allen, Galyn Görg, executive producer Patrick Crowley, associate producer Phil Tippett, cinematographer Mark Irwin and author/CG supervision Paul M. Sammon (32 minutes)
  • NEW Machine Parts: The FX of ROBOCOP 2 – featuring Phil Tippett, Peter Kuran, Craig Hayes, Jim Aupperle, Kirk Thatcher, Paul Gentry, Don Waller, Justin Kohn, Randal Dutra and Kevin Kutchaver (31 minutes)
  • NEW Robo-Fabricator – an interview with RoboCop armor fabricator James Belohovek (9 minutes)
  • NEW Adapting Frank Miller's ROBOCOP 2 – an interview with comic book writer Steven Grant (6 minutes)
  • NEW OCP Declassified – a collection of rare archival production and behind-the-scenes videos including interviews with director Irvin Kershner, actors Peter Weller, Dan O'Herlihy and a look at the filming of some deleted scene (46 minutes)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Teaser Trailers
  • TV Spots
  • Deleted Scenes Still Gallery
  • Still Galleries (behind-the-scenes photos, stills, posters and lobby cards)

 

ROBOCOP 3:

 

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  • NEW Audio Commentary with director Fred Dekker
  • NEW Audio Commentary with the makers of "RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop" documentary – Gary Smart, Chris Griffiths and Eastwood Allen
  • NEW Delta City Shuffle: The Making of ROBOCOP 3 featuring director Fred Dekker, actors Nancy Allen, Bruce Locke, producer Patrick Crowley, cinematographer Gary Kibbe and production designer Hilda Stark (38 minutes)
  • NEW Robo-Vision: The FX of ROBOCOP 3 featuring Peter Kuran, Phil Tippett, Craig Hayes, Kevin Kutchaver and Paul Gentry (12 minutes)
  • NEW The Corporate Ladder – an interview with actor Felton Perry (11 minutes)
  • NEW Training Otomo – an interview with actor Bruce Locke and martial arts trainer Bill Ryusaki (8 minutes)
  • NEW War Machine – an interview with RoboCop gun fabricator James Belohovek (9 minutes)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery
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Is anyone actually getting ROBOCOP 3?

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UNDISPUTED might be my most revisited Action movie of the 00's. Just re-watched, and it still rules.

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Is anyone actually getting ROBOCOP 3?

 

I won't, but hopefully some of the bonus features end up on youtube. Especially the Felton Perry interview. Would watch that.

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Even when i was kid i could tell ROBOCOP 3 was crap. Not even worth a re-watch when its on Cable.

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Your quote of levrock's response didn't copy over

 

It didn't show up for you? Odd, as it has always showed up for me.

 

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Here in Vegas the last two weeks have seen a new attraction that's not Penn and Teller or Britney: It's CHIC FIL A!

 

Yeah, that place has become popular the last few years. It's fine but to me I don't have a potato in my pants for it like a lot of people do.

 

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Is anyone actually getting ROBOCOP 3?

 

Aside from Rene... probably not too many people.

 

Tonight I'll be staying home to watch the Super Bowl. Hopefully the game is entertaining and I don't find the ads to be too insufferable. I've avoided seeing those commercials so almost all will be new to me.

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FATE OF THE FURIOUS TV Spot

 

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It didn't show up for you? Odd, as it has always showed up for me.

 

Aside from Rene... probably not too many people.

 

Tonight I'll be staying home to watch the Super Bowl. Hopefully the game is entertaining and I don't find the ads to be too insufferable. I've avoided seeing those commercials so almost all will be new to me.

 

 

When you quoted him it showed up, but when I quoted you in regards to his quote, his didn't show up. That has been happening for a long time for me, but it's not a big deal.

 

Yes, I am a MAJOR fan of Robocop 3. I've always loved the film ever since seeing it at the theater, and I've also always thought it has been given a bad rap. Sure it's aimed more at kids and has a PG-13 rating, but there's still enough in there to keep it from being totally "kidified" and the new gun arm and jetpack are awesome.

 

I never watch the Super Bowl aside from bits and pieces if my wife is watching it, so I'll see the commercials tomorrow when they are ranked on various websites.

 

 

I spent the majority of today at my in laws' ranch as they did a barbecue there. It was delicious as always. We got back about 2 hours ago, and I started watching Gods Of Egypt for the first time. I'm having a lot of fun with it. It's a shame we won't get any further sequels, because this film is a hoot and has incredible visual effects.

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The sets are built and Shane Black's THE PREDATOR begins principle photography in 15 days.

This is the kind of project I kept expecting to fall through. It just seemed too good.
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The IMDB boards are being shut down on February 19th. I can't say I'll miss them as some of the boards on certain films are full of shitty people having "discussions" or assholes just trolling. About all that I'll miss is being able to go to the page of an older film, and MAYBE finding some good discussion on certain things about it going on. I hadn't posted there since 2003 either. I'd just lurk and read certain threads.

 

Either way, I'm not going to miss it all that much since I have the CHUD boards and this thread.

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The IMDB Boards are closing down? Why?

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30 YEARS OF BRUCE WILLIS: ‘TEARS OF THE SUN’, ‘HOSTAGE’, ‘ALPHA DOG’

 

http://actionagogo.com/2017/02/02/30-years-of-bruce-willis-tears-of-the-sun-hostage-alpha-dog/

 

"Bruce Willis has one of the most recognizable faces in movies.

 

He’s also a movie star I’ve taken for granted because he’s always been there. A Hollywood staple. Starting with his first credited role, 2017 marks year thirty in Willis’ filmography, and with a number like that, there’s some serious variation to be found in genres, roles, and of course, quality.

 

I’ve been tasked with taking a closer look at what Bruce Willis has done over the years, and I’ve divvied up that massive filmography into delicious Action-A-Go-Go themed chunks.

 

Let’s get to it.

 

In our first installment, three flicks from the 2000’s."

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The IMDB Boards are closing down? Why?

 

 

The short version is that there's a whole lot of posters on there being rude and discourteous to each other and to other people, and it's gotten so far out of hand that no meaningful discussions can take place. So IMDB has decided to shut down their message boards.

 

Here's their statement. This is on every message board on the site at the top.

 

 

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IMDb Message Boards Announcement

IMDb is the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. As part of our ongoing effort to continually evaluate and enhance the customer experience on IMDb, we have decided to disable IMDb's message boards on February 20, 2017. This includes the Private Message system. After in-depth discussion and examination, we have concluded that IMDb's message boards are no longer providing a positive, useful experience for the vast majority of our more than 250 million monthly users worldwide. The decision to retire a long-standing feature was made only after careful consideration and was based on data and traffic.

Increasingly, IMDb customers have migrated to IMDb's social media accounts as the primary place they choose to post comments and communicate with IMDb's editors and one another. IMDb's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/imdb) and official Twitter account (https://twitter.com/imdb) have an audience of more than 10 million engaged fans. IMDb also maintains official accounts on Snapchat (https://www.snapchat.com/add/imdblive), Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/imdbofficial/), YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/imdb), and Tumblr (http://imdb.tumblr.com/).

Because IMDb's message boards continue to be utilized by a small but passionate community of IMDb users, we announced our decision to disable our message boards on February 3, 2017 but will leave them open for two additional weeks so that users will have ample time to archive any message board content they'd like to keep for personal use. During this two-week transition period, which concludes on February 19, 2017, IMDb message board users can exchange contact information with any other board users they would like to remain in communication with (since once we shut down the IMDb message boards, users will no longer be able to send personal messages to one another). We regret any disappointment or frustration IMDb message board users may experience as a result of this decision.

 

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I see. Ah well those boards were mostly useless anyway.

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I never watch the Super Bowl aside from bits and pieces if my wife is watching it, so I'll see the commercials tomorrow when they are ranked on various websites.

 

For at least the past few years now, I've thought the majority of the commercials weren't worthwhile, and that was definitely true this year. While it was nice to see some familiar faces in a few of them, only a few ads were memorable, one of them being for Mercedes and it was based on Easy Rider and Peter Fonda showed up at the end. In addition, we now know that the second season of Stranger Things won't be here until Halloween.

 

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The short version is that there's a whole lot of posters on there being rude and discourteous to each other and to other people, and it's gotten so far out of hand that no meaningful discussions can take place. So IMDB has decided to shut down their message boards.

 

I have to LOL at that, as the IMDb boards have been that way for years now. That move was a long time coming, I say.

 

So, the Super Bowl tonight... wow. There have been 51 of them and that was the first to go to overtime. Man, I feel awful for all the Atlanta fans, but what a major league chokejob by the Falcons. 

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The neighbors were screaming.  The internet went nuts.  Thirty seven minutes before the last point was scored, I posted, "Never count 'em out until it's over. Like any good story, the big moments are always saved for the finale."

 

 

Shot taken over the weekend in the town common of Foxborough, Massachusetts.  Home of the Patriots, and also my hometown.  

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Originally Posted by The Perfect Weapon View Post

For at least the past few years now, I've thought the majority of the commercials weren't worthwhile, and that was definitely true this year. While it was nice to see some familiar faces in a few of them, only a few ads were memorable, one of them being for Mercedes and it was based on Easy Rider and Peter Fonda showed up at the end.

 

In addition, we now know that the second season of Stranger Things won't be here until Halloween.

 

And the directors of that Peter Fonda ad were The Coen Brothers.

 

STRANGER THINGS 2 kicked my ass from here to Dunwich.

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Needed a quiet day of movies today and revisited both MILLER'S CROSSING (1990, blu) and THE NICE GUYS (2016, blu).  Had a great time with both.  Something I never noticed until I saw it in the special features:  In MILLER'S CROSSING, Albert Finney actually appears in a ladies' room in drag.  Dozen times I've seen the film, I've never noticed that before.

 

Currently halfway through THE MOONSHINE WAR (1970, Warner Archive DVD).  This is a weird one.  Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard, you've got a story of revenuer versus stillers with Patrick McGoohan, Richard Widmark and a country-accented Alan Alda.  So far it's a story in which the Federal Agent and his people are such bastards that we side with Alan Alda and his Shine operation very quickly.  They even threaten to hang Alda's black friend in the barn in the middle of the night and I've heard the n-word maybe six or seven times already.  There's a real Mickey and Mallory vibe to Widmark and his obviously-evil contractors out to run Alda out of business.  While I'm not in love with the film just yet, I can say that I have no idea where this will end up.  So that's something, anyway.

 

It turns out the film's also on YouTube...

 

 


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It sucks that the new season of Stranger Things won't be here until Halloween. I was looking forward to it coming out during the summer when I had time to blaze through the season in two or three days.

 

I'm watching some of the special features I still have left on the Arrow Hellraiser box set. I'm watching Clive Barker's short films that are on there. Salome and The Forbidden. It's what you'd expect. Weirdo artsy shit that isn't really meant to be comprehended in any conventional fashion. After these two I've got the two massive documentaries on the first two films to view. The 90 minute one for the first film, and the 2 hour one for the second film. Pretty sure I won't be able to watch them both tonight, and I might not even watch either tonight. I've still got two episodes left of Luke Cage to see, and a few blus sitting there waiting to be seen.

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The neighbors were screaming.  The internet went nuts.  

 

Yeah, I imagine shit was and is wild where you are. What a game.

 

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And the directors of that Peter Fonda ad were The Coen Brothers.

 

Yes I do remember that, and how it was posted here beforehand. 

 

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Currently halfway through THE MOONSHINE WAR (1970, Warner Archive DVD). 

 

It sounds like you had a nice day of movies. What you saw (even the one you're not done with yet) is guaranteed to be better than the film I watched after the Super Bowl finished. Back in 2010 I explained how someone I knew rented Cop Out so I borrowed the DVD. I could only make it through 15 minutes before shutting it off in disgust. Well, I found out from someone that this weekend the movie was available in an HD rental from Amazon for only a buck so I figured I should watch it from beginning to end as who knows, maybe it got better after I shut it off over 6 years ago.

 

It didn't.

 

I know that generally, people here did not like it. Well, after seeing it in full, I can say I HATED the movie. I found it to be atrocious. I did not enjoy either of the leads. They had zero chemistry and both were stupid jackasses who were terrible cops. I've never been a Tracy Morgan fan but all the mugging he did here was incredibly grating. The story itself was pure crap, the violence was the opposite of memorable and Christ was it not funny; at best the film only make me chuckle a few times. I know Kevin Smith did not write this but he sure as hell did nothing to do this either in the editing booth or the director's chair. All the production drama was a lot more interesting and entertaining than the actual film.

 

I know I mentioned this amazing absurdity at the time, but when it was on the big screen almost 7 years ago, my MOM and some of her similarly-aged friends actually watched it theatrically; it was a last minute thing and the biggest reason it was selected was its start time. Somehow, all of them actually found it to be funny! I swear this is true; I still don't believe it myself.

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Donnie Brasco: Death of a Mob Man

 

http://thenewbev.com/blog/2017/02/donnie-brasco-death-of-a-mob-man/?utm_content=buffera237f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

"Scorsese and the Cohen Brothers released Goodfellas and Miller’s Crossing, respectively, in September of 1990, serving as harbingers for the quality of crime dramas that would permeate the decade. With young directors exploding on the scene, breathing new life into the genre, and holding their own with the older cinema vanguard, a nimiety of mob films spilled out of theaters and overflowed video stores – making it easy to have overlooked or underappreciated some of the films that genuinely got it right. One such film is Donnie Brasco."

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BLACK SUNDAY- classic 70's slow burn suspense delivered with a masterful touch by craftsman Frankenheimer. I love that terrorists Dern and Keller have a damaged humanity that allows empathy from audience even as abhorring actions and goals.  And I love the complicated morality of Shaw's Mossad agent. We seldom get such layers in big budget Thrillers/ genre films today.  The spectacle of climax really holds up.

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What you saw (even the one you're not done with yet) is guaranteed to be better than the film I watched after the Super Bowl finished. Back in 2010 I explained how someone I knew rented Cop Out so I borrowed the DVD. 

 

Oh yeah, it's terrible.  There is one and only one good thing about it.  The Harold Faltermeyer score.  It was his first Hollywood film since KUFFS in 1992, and I had fun hearing him again, even if its not quite up to par with FLETCH, BEVERLY HILLS COP I or II, TOP GUN or KUFFS.

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The sets are built and Shane Black's THE PREDATOR begins principle photography in 15 days.

This is the kind of project I kept expecting to fall through. It just seemed too good.

So the big ensemble they hyped up was 4-5 TV actors, Olivia Munn, the kid from Room and Thomas Jane lol.
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70's Draft in a week. Some of you definitely should sign up. You know who you are. (PW, time to lose your cherry) FB friends, someone let Keith F. know.

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I was looking up what other films the John Wick writer had written and there is a movie called One in the Chamber starring Dolph and Cuba Gooding. Has anyone see it? Worth a watch?
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I dug ONE IN THE CHAMBER, mainly for Dolph's rather flamboyant hitman character. Cuba isn't all that engaged in his role but it's a decent yarn.

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I found it rather dull and boring but yeah, the D-man makes up for it.

As far as sniper films go, SILENT TRIGGER is much more interesting and engaging although some people will probably disagree.

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So the big ensemble they hyped up was 4-5 TV actors, Olivia Munn, the kid from Room and Thomas Jane lol.


Also Keegan Michael-Key and 50 Cent (rumored).  My expectations are getting lowered but I still have faith in Black to deliver something worthwhile. 

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Kid from THE ROOM is bothersome. Don't really need a sassmouth kid running around a PREDATOR flick. I know there was Newt in ALIENS and all but I don't want.

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New Scott Adkins pics in SAVAGE DOG.

 

 

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BLACK SUNDAY

 

Maybe this is something I should watch one year, on the day of the Super Bowl.

 

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70's Draft in a week. Some of you definitely should sign up. You know who you are. (PW, time to lose your cherry) FB friends, someone let Keith F. know.

 

Unless I am mistaken here and confusing it with something else, what I know of the Drafts held here, they are needlessly convoluted and don't actually seem like a lot of fun, at least for me. Still, I'll think about it and I'll at least look at that thread later.

 

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I was looking up what other films the John Wick writer had written and there is a movie called One in the Chamber starring Dolph and Cuba Gooding. Has anyone see it? Worth a watch?

 

I haven't watched that myself, nor another movie the same guy wrote, called THE PACKAGE, which is a title that still makes me chortle.

 

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Also Keegan Michael-Key and 50 Cent (rumored).  My expectations are getting lowered but I still have faith in Black to deliver something worthwhile. 

 

I haven't spent a lot of time following that. Hearing those names... it's a shame that all the Predator movies after the second one have been pieces of shit, and that includes Predators. It'd be nice if the new one is better than those, but that is a low bar to hurdle over.

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Right now I'm revisiting An American Werewolf In London.

 

I watched it a few days back myself.

 

Saw that it was streaming on Netflix and I gave it a spin.

 

Forgot how good it was. I think it's my favorite werewolf movie.

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New FRIDAY THE 13TH and WORLD WAR Z 2 taken off Paramount's release schedule:

 

http://deadline.com/2017/02/jennifer-lawrence-mother-world-war-z-friday-the-13th-paramount-schedule-changes-1201903632/

 

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Paramount has set a date for Darren Aronosfky’s motherstarring Jennifer Lawrence and Michelle Pfeiffer for Oct. 13. Pic’s logline reads: a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Domhnall Gleeson also star.

 

 
Pic will take the place of Friday the 13th which is moving off the Melrose Lot’s schedule. Par has bounced this one around the schedule, trying to get it to happen. In the wake of Rings not resonating this weekend at the B.O., particularly at the height of its previous two early ’00s pics, it seems like there are second thoughts here with a horror franchise reboot.

 

Also, as we long expected, World War Zis not happening on June 9. A director has been unset for sometime; Juan Antonio Bayona left the project a year ago. David Fincher was reportedly in talks at one point, but nothing solidified.  That leaves Universal’s reboot of The Mummy starring Tom Cruise on the schedule standing alone. The Mummy becomes one of four major studio tentpoles this summer to open unopposed alongside Disney/Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Paramount’s Transformers: The Last Knight on June 23 and Sony/Marvel’s Spider-man: Homecoming. 

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Dammit, I want another FRIDAY!
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Wonder what will be released first, the FRIDAY THE 13th reboot that hasn't been filmed? Or the next TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE that was filmed a couple years ago?

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BANGKOK DANGEROUS (Cage version): A better updating of THE MECHANIC than the Statham official remake.

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