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    *** Official THE MIST Discussion Thread

    Who says he's trying to tell you something you DON'T know? Most of the best stories simply reinforce what we already know. it's HOW ARTFULLY they reinforce it that gives it worth. To me, the fact that Drayton gets no closure is the flipside of the "end it ambiguously" coin. Maybe he kills...
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    *** Official THE MIST Discussion Thread

    Darabont has flat out admitted that's part of what he was doing. It is an homage to B-movies in the horror genre from the 50's and 60's, after all, and those were chock full of simplistic, sledgehammer subtle allegory. The Ants are the Reds, the Body Snatchers are the commies, that sort of...
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    *** Official THE MIST Discussion Thread

    Yeah, the instant I saw it, I knew that no amount of set-up was going to make this forgivable for some. No matter what, for some, that is going to be an unearned ending. It's not a knock, it's just--people have their thresholds when it comes to entertainment. I'll say this though, for...
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    *** Official THE MIST Discussion Thread

    Think of it as a cautionary tale to NOT lose hope. See--David gave up too quick. They all did. Almost all of the deaths in the movie come because they were motivated BY HOPELESSNESS, not hope itself. David, to escape Carmody before she kills them. Brent, to prove David wrong. The twist there at...
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    *** Official THE MIST Review Thread

    Frank Darabont is an angry man. He doesn't like kids, he doesn't like people, he doesn't like religion, he doesn't like logic, he doesn't like Thanksgiving, and the only thing he likes is Stephen King, and he likes using Stephen King like a blunt instrument, to find whatever sentimentality is...
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    2007 at the Box Office

    Tuesday. The movie opens 7.3.7. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Leave it to Michael Bay to turn a weekend into 6 days.
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    2007 at the Box Office

    Transformers does AT LEAST 160 mil for the 6 day.
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    Die Hard 4 in the works - now out.

    Word is this flick won't even have a single "Yippie-Ki-Yay motherfucker."
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    Knocked Up - discussion thread

    I get you Chris, most definitely I'm just saying, I find the argument less "over-the-top" behavioral wise, than STRANDING the father of your child IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET, in the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, in an intersection, even AFTER he does what you say and then asks nicely, calmly, to be...
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    The 2007 MTV Movie Awards

    it's up at mtv.com in it's own video, has been since last night.
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    Knocked Up - discussion thread

    Okay, I get you there, but you gotta remember--just because YOUR marriage wouldn't proceed past a fight to a knock-down drag-out like that (and you're lucky you've got it like that, although you don't need me telling you ) that doesn't mean the movie is flawed or that the dialog there is out of...
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    The 2007 MTV Movie Awards

    LOL. Sarah Silverman hounded Paris Hilton straight to jail about 3 days early. She left the MTV Movie Awards and reported to prison early. That's a monologue
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    Knocked Up - discussion thread

    I can't think of a one. Which moment specifically?
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    Knocked Up - discussion thread

    I know it's a matter of personal preference and taste and all that--but this, as a valid complaint, seems SO archaic and empty. The falsely puritanical mores attached to "cusswords" are so baffling anymore. For a movie as emotionally honest and real as this one is, to nitpick because frustrated...
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    2007 at the Box Office

    BoxOfficeMojo has Pirates dropping 62 percent to 43 mil, and Knocked Up taking 2nd with just BARELY under 30 mil
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    "Knocked Up" Review

    I think this film asks for a bit more complexity than most romantic comedies, but it doesn't really make it apparent that it's asking for that complexity, and it tosses enough gags in there that a lot of the (plentiful) subtexts and subplots go flying past. In a genre that seems very content...
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    2007 at the Box Office

    I don't see how. That'd make it a Monday opening. He's already opening ON 4th of July. Maybe some midnight screenings Tuesday night, or an 8pm screening, but there's really nowhere for him to MOVE BACK TO. July 4th is historically (but not money-wise anymore) the prime seat for the summer...
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    2007 at the Box Office

    Transformers does MINIMUM 145 over the 5 day 4th of July weekend. Whoever compared it to Independence Day is right on. Hell, it's almost 10 years exactly SINCE Independence Day, right? Adam: It's Knocked UP, not Knocked OUT.
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    Battlestar Galactica Season 3 (Oct 06)

    Movie news isn't war, and IESB isn't embedding reporters. Half the time they're grabbing other people's scoops and throwing a watermark on it anyway, with warnings like "Don't re-publish my stolen intellectual property because it's mine and you can't steal it." AICN stopped being a first on...
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    Battlestar Galactica Season 3 (Oct 06)

    There's not gonna be a Caprica series. I'm almost certain of it. I'm surprised at the reporter's reaction at IESB. Well, kinda, IESB is some of the worst "online reporting" there is on the net, and most of their "writers" are, to be kind, fried dogshit, but still--if that woman is covering...
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    Appeal of "Dawn of the Dead"?

    Hey, I've got a bit of idealistic naivety to me as well--we'll meet in the middle somewhere
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    Appeal of "Dawn of the Dead"?

    Well, the comparison you're making is a little specious if you're going to use Hammer's example, since "Die Hard" isn't exactly "hollywood junk." Also, "Last House on the Left" has nothing on it's mind but shock cinema, really. Craven, post success, has tried to say it's a treatise on the...
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    Appeal of "Dawn of the Dead"?

    I didn't say ALIENS was inferior, I said the Dawn remake felt more like ALIENS than every ALIENS clone that has come since 86. I'm a huge ALIENS fan, and the similarities in tone and set-piece structure were noticeable, to me. I'm not saying they're equal at all, I'm just saying there were...
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    Appeal of "Dawn of the Dead"?

    Night, yes. Dawn, no. Romero's never been as subtle as people seem to give him credit for. Maybe it's because he stashed those messages in Horror movies, where subtlety isn't exactly at a premium, but the sociopolitical message of Dawn of the Dead is so front and center you'd have to...
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    Spider-man 3 - On Going Developments

    True, that's one of my problems with the theory as well--but the movie's got weaknesses, and it's first out the gate. Transformers is gonna get a pass because just the concept is beneath contempt for most reviewers--there's nowhere to go but up for that one, because critics think it's going to...
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    Spider-man 3 - On Going Developments

    I love that in this comparison, either way, these properties are compared to prostitutes. Doesn't matter how expensive they are, they're still hoes. You're never going to treat a ho as well as your baby. I'm not at all surprised Arad forced Raimi's hand there. I'm also betting that tacked an...
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    Drive - ongoing thread

    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=14&cs=1
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    DVD Review HTF REVIEW - Smokin' Aces

    I thought the disc was decently done, but as far as the movie goes, it feels like the season finale to a TV show I never got to watch.
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    South Park Season 11

    It very blatantly went through Night of the Living Dead Dawn of the Dead Day of the Dead 28 Days Later Dawn of the Dead (remake) Stayed pretty close to the Romero flicks.
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    Lost season 3 discussion....

    Hey guys. It's not in a complete recordings as a bonus. It was never actually released as a complete piece of music at all. Dan Nielsen recorded 3 separate, different 30 second bits of it, re-orchestrated for the studios themselves to use as trailer music. Just recently, another trailer music...