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Out of the Blue

We bade a fond fondue to the Smurfs last night, a bit earlier than originally planned. This is probably for the best, since MrsBlue does not have today off from work (today is the celebration of Columbus Day here in the states, as well as the more politically correct, as well as more obscure Indigenous People's Day), which would have left me trying to single-handedly wrangle the youngsters along with this update. In any event, a fine time was had by all, and I think I have definitely inspired a new Giants fan (which has been pointed out in the forums to be a questionable gift to bestow upon a child).

Anyway, with the holiday, things will likely be quiet today... speaking of holidays, happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating up in Canada.

R.I.P.: 'Superman' Star Christopher Reeve Dies (thanks Halsy) and Space trailblazer Max Faget dies (thanks Mike Martinez).

Play Time: 8 Queens of Death. Thanks banddirector.
Link of the Day: Id Museum. Thanks Tickenest.
Science!: Astronomers Demonstrate a Global Internet Telescope.
Images of the Day: In pictures World Conker Championships.
Auction of the Day: Authentic Prototype Stormtrooper Helmet Star Wars. Thanks Mark.
Follow-ups: Stern’s Sirius deal a shocker for radio. Thanks ASLayerAODsk.
Satellite radio provides shelter for shock jocks.
Thanks Mike Martinez.

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60. Re: Hmmm... Oct 11, 2004, 23:38 Halsy
 
Demolition Man was terribly stupid, and so was Cliffhanger, and so was Judge Dredd.

Best line in that film? Rob Scheider, "Mr. 'I AM THE LAW'"


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59. Re: Hmmm... Oct 11, 2004, 23:34 PHJF
 
Demolition Man was terribly stupid, and so was Cliffhanger, and so was Judge Dredd.

Man, I love those movies. Hehe, I'm honestly a smart person but boyo, I love stupid action movies, especially ones in the future. Or the distant past.

Except Waterworld. I agree with the critits on Waterworld.

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58. Re: Hmmm... Oct 11, 2004, 23:09 tron
 
What the hell does it mean when they disappear somebody?"

wonder if they saw lots of beans?
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57. Re: The Doom Movie Oct 11, 2004, 22:43 Bunko
 
Talking about movies/actors, you know, I still think Kevin Spacey is one of the best actors I've ever seen. I really like him in Usual Suspects and The Ref.
*cough* American Beauty *cough*

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56. Re: The Doom Movie Oct 11, 2004, 22:31 Warhawk
 
If you have not seen The 13th Warrior, I highly recommend you go rent it, great freakin movie, very very underrated.

Been wanting to see it - isn't that the movie based on Crichton's book "Eaters of the Dead"?

I still don't understand why people disliked Riddick so much, I thought it was a pretty good movie, although they spent too much time on Crematoria and then had to rush to finish the Necromongers plotline in a, what I felt, very unsatisfying way. But visually it was great, Diesel did a pretty good job (You're gonna kill me with your soup cup?! It's a tea cup. ), and there were enough interesting settings that it didn't bore me once during the entire two hours.

I agree with all that (except I'd call it an OK movie, not "pretty good"), but the scenes with them on the surface outrunning the heat wave were just WAAAAYYY too much. Sorry, but you've got to draw the line somewhere. Those scenes which are just WAY beyond plausibility (sp?) can ruin some movies for me - it came close to doing it in this one. I'll probably still get it on DVD, though, at a good sale price.

Van Helsing could have been so much more, and it's a shame. Hugh Jackman and the Incredibly Hot Chick deserved a far deeper plot. Still not sure if I'll pick it up on DVD or not.

I enjoyed this one more (because it was in line with what I expected, probably) and will be getting it on DVD.

Talking about movies/actors, you know, I still think Kevin Spacey is one of the best actors I've ever seen. I really like him in Usual Suspects and The Ref.



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55. Hmmm... Oct 11, 2004, 22:23 Bunko
 
http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/10/11/disappeared.suspects.ap/index.html

"They're going to disappear him," she said. "Yossarian squinted at her uncomprehendingly. "They're what?" he asked in surprise, and laugh uneasily. "What does that mean?"

"I don't know. I heard them talking behind a door."

"Who?"

"I don't know. I couldn't see them. I just heard them say they were going to disappear Dunbar."

"Why are they going to disappear him?"

"I don't know."

"It doesn't make sense. It isn't even good grammar. What the hell does it mean when they disappear somebody?"

"I don't know."

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54. Re: The Doom Movie Oct 11, 2004, 21:49 WarPig
 
one of my all time favorite movies would have to be The 13th Warrior

I really liked that movie also - once I got past the part of how he became fluent in their language which I found hard to swallow.

The only movies I've seen with Vin Deisel were Pitch Black and Knockaround Guys, and I liked him in both of those. The other one that looks good to me is Boiler Room.

I agree that The Rock ("The", to his friends) is going to have a huge movie career. He just has that rare screen charisma that makes men still like him even though they know their women would push them in front of a bus just to lick his pants.

I thought The Rundown was pretty good except for some reason they thought they had to "enhance" the fight scenes with those stupid wire tricks. When a person gets kicked in the chest hard enough to launch them eight feet in the air and thirty feet backwards... well, other than the fact that it would kill them, it's impossible and looks stupid.

Ok, now that I'm off on this tangent: My favorite fight scenes (just the fight scenes, not the movies) are from early Steven Segal movies. When he hits someone they go down because they were just injured - and it looks like it really, really hurt.

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53. Re: Misc Oct 11, 2004, 21:34 Dantastic
 
riddick sucked because of the wrestling moves in the fights.

otherwise good

 
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52. Re: MSN Messenger Weirdness? Oct 11, 2004, 20:57 Bucky
 
Gah, I swear I saw a story about a new MSN Messenger virus going around during my daily webpage routine about an hour ago, and now I can't find the story. Was gonna point out that that may be the reason for the wonkiness, but now I think I'm just losing my mind.

Edit: D'oh! I was right-ish. The worm uses Windows Messenger. I'm not entirely crazy!?
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51. Re: Misc Oct 11, 2004, 20:55 Halsy
 
So everyone stoked to see Green Bay kick the Titan's ass tonight? Of course you are!

Go Packers!


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50. Max Faget Oct 11, 2004, 19:30 theAntiELVIS
 
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49. Re: Misc Oct 11, 2004, 19:29 Creston
 
I'm really saddened by Christopher Reeves death. In a time where the word hero is bandied about all too often and easily, I'd say he qualifies as the real thing. I was hoping he was going to make it and walk again. I can't see anyone ever doing a better Superman either.

I agree. His acceptance of - and then his determination to overcome - his "problem", as he would call it, always made me have tons of respect for the man. That he would die of something as 'simple' as an infection seems to denigrate his years of struggle.

As for movie actors, Rock and Diesel will probably lead the pack for awhile as pure action movie actors, although there's a veritable cast of actors around them who dabble in an action movie every now and then.

I still don't understand why people disliked Riddick so much, I thought it was a pretty good movie, although they spent too much time on Crematoria and then had to rush to finish the Necromongers plotline in a, what I felt, very unsatisfying way. But visually it was great, Diesel did a pretty good job (You're gonna kill me with your soup cup?! It's a tea cup. ), and there were enough interesting settings that it didn't bore me once during the entire two hours.

Van Helsing could have been so much more, and it's a shame. Hugh Jackman and the Incredibly Hot Chick deserved a far deeper plot. Still not sure if I'll pick it up on DVD or not.

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48. Re: The Doom Movie Oct 11, 2004, 19:11 Halsy
 
The Rundown was funny a hell, great action flick. Walking Tall was ok.


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47. Re: The Doom Movie Oct 11, 2004, 18:45 Enahs
 
Speaking of movies (good ones), one of my all time favorite movies would have to be The 13th Warrior. Man, I think that is just a great, awesome movie!

Plus, I would put money on Herger the Joyous beating Ash any day!

I was talking with some friends a few nights go about how they basically ruined the Predator franchise and possibility of them making a good predator movie with intresting human characters. I then suddenly hit on the idea, The Vikings from The 13th Warrior .vs. The Predator….man, that could have been one fucking amazing movie!!


If you have not seen The 13th Warrior, I highly recommend you go rent it, great freakin movie, very very underrated.


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46. Re: The Doom Movie Oct 11, 2004, 18:31 Warhawk
 
A surprising number of films recently have left me not entertained, so I was quite surprised at being able to turn my brain off and not be insulted by a crime of a movie. Unfortunately Riddick and Van Helsing did not rise to the same challenge.

I wasn't expecting anything out of either of these films.

Kinda liked Van Helsing (could've been much better, though - maybe a little more Indiana Jones mixed in?) and was pretty much expecting what I got.

Riddick had so many holes in it I couldn't really get into it. Liked the reference to Conan at the end, though. Could've been a good movie - sad.

Now Rock needs to find a Predator or a Demolition Man.

We just need more of these movies, period. More Indy, more Aliens, more Terminator, more original Star Wars/Empire Strikes Back. More good action movies that can be funny without trying to be. More serious roles and badass heroes. More Lord of the Rings. More X-Men and Spider-Man. More movies not afraid to be movies for adults, but that doesn't mean adding 4-letter words and slapping an "R" on it. More Matrix. More Usual Suspects and The Ref. More Die Hard. Hell, even more Shrek.


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45. Re: The Doom Movie Oct 11, 2004, 18:01 Tango
 
Never saw Rundown or Walking Tall, but I think he might have potential to be one of the big action stars for the next decade or so.
Welcome to the Jungle (Rundown to you Americans) was quite good. Not as in Schindler's List and Pulp Fiction good, but entertaining and fun. A surprising number of films recently have left me not entertained, so I was quite surprised at being able to turn my brain off and not be insulted by a crime of a movie. Unfortunately Riddick and Van Helsing did not rise to the same challenge.
Personally I agree with Warhawk: the Rock is on track to be our post-Arnie and Stallone hero and Vin Diesel walks a rather squiggly line behind him. Fast and The Furious was the last Vin Diesel movie that entertained me. Oh and Riddick.... don't get me started.

Now Rock needs to find a Predator or a Demolition Man.

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44. Re: The Doom Movie Oct 11, 2004, 16:54 Warhawk
 
But he has a presence on the camera. Sure, The Mummy Returns and Scorpion King were bad, but I really like "The Rundown," and "Walking Tall" was above average.

Never saw Rundown or Walking Tall, but I think he might have potential to be one of the big action stars for the next decade or so.

Stallone, HAH, the only movie of his I ever liked was "Demolition Man," and that was for the humor and Sandra Bullock.

I really like the humor (including Dennis Leary) in that movie - the Arnie reference is very good, given the current political events. Most don't seem to appreciate it as much as I do, though. Oh, yeah, SB is looking good in it, too.

Vin Diesel, ehh, not a big fan. I don't know if it's the movies or him

I like him, I think his movie selection process needs to improve. I think he also is one of the big action stars for the next decade. I think he and the Rock might be this decade's Arnie/Stallone.

I like Hugh Jackman in the not-so-muscular action roles (X-Men, Van Helsing), as well. Maybe I just don't ask for much in my action stars?!?



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43. Re: No subject Oct 11, 2004, 16:54 ExcessDan
 
I could do that too but I shouldn't get too drunk today since I have a networking assignment due tomorrow. :\

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42. Re: No subject Oct 11, 2004, 16:50 nin
 
Sorry the onions in the soup I'm cooking for the pot luck thanksgiving is making my eyesight blurred


Really? We do that with alcohol on this side of the border. Well, to each his own...

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41. Re: No subject Oct 11, 2004, 16:42 ExcessDan
 
Sorry the onions in the soup I'm cooking for the pot luck thanksgiving is making my eyesight blurred

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