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  1. Sean Cauley

    Clueless?

    And you definitely shouldn't be intimidated by using the calibration discs. I don't know about Avia (never had it), but I've got Digital Video Essentials (and used the old Video Essentials before it), and the thing is extremely user-friendly. The first time through, there's a lot of extra stuff...
  2. Sean Cauley

    If real CSIs don't like the TV CSIs, then...

    Never mind.
  3. Sean Cauley

    Fate of Amazing Race?

    They're going to have an uphill ratings battle this fall, too, with the new Sunday time slot. They'll be scheduled opposite Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which is also a fairly family-friendly reality show, and is already entrenched as a Sunday habit for a lot of people. Add to that the...
  4. Sean Cauley

    Help me choose a superhero for dress-up party!

    I have a friend who did exactly that one Halloween, hitting the city's best costume shop the day of the party and collecting as much cheap crap as he could. Cracked everybody up. His utility belt contained a spatula, one Converse All-Star, and a rubber chicken.
  5. Sean Cauley

    Can anyone tell me about Tennessee?

    Technically, Louisville is nearly a whole state away, since it's on the Kentucky/Indiana border about 130 miles up I-65 from the Tennessee line. But I've lived in Louisville my whole life, and attended college in Bowling Green, KY (closer to Nashville), so I'd say the weather is comparable...
  6. Sean Cauley

    Emmy Nominations 2006

    Deadwood, I believe, falls outside the scope of this year's Emmy nomination period. Season 2 aired last spring, and Season 3 began this summer (using the showbiz definition of "summer" as Memorial Day to Labor Day, not the meteorological seasons). Meanwhile, the final season of Six Feet Under...
  7. Sean Cauley

    *** Official SUPERMAN RETURNS Discussion Thread

    Overall, I liked the movie. Chalk me up as one of its supporters. One element I really liked was the matching of Lex's statement about prison--"In there, the greatest criminal mind the world has ever seen is worth less than a carton of cigarettes and a sharp piece of metal in your...
  8. Sean Cauley

    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: Crimson Tide (Extended Unrated) Recommended

    There's not a lot to the new cut, but some decent moments. SPOILER WARNINGS, OF COURSE: I believe there's a little extra at the beginning of the movie, in the scene where Ramsey (Hackman) introduces Hunter (Washington) to the other officers at the Naval base (I don't recall the TV interview...
  9. Sean Cauley

    DVD Covers that look alike

    I can't remember the name of it, but there's a direct-to-video flick that has a nearly identical cover to Ghost Ship's fairly creative ship/skull double-image.
  10. Sean Cauley

    Great Audio Commentaries

    I, too, love Ridley Scott commentaries and can't wait for Matchstick Men. I also like the Lord of the Rings commentaries, primarily the Jackson/Walsh/Boyens tracks and the cast tracks. For both movies released so far, they've recorded certain cast members together in ways that bring much...
  11. Sean Cauley

    The Littlest Groom

    This is the TV thread. You didn't wander in the wrong door again, did you, Malcolm? That can be dangerous, if it were, say, a public restroom. I think the setup is that, at the beginning, all of the eligible bachelorette pool is made up of little women, but that there is an Average Joe-like...
  12. Sean Cauley

    *** Official 2003 Academy Awards Discussion Thread

    RE: CGI in Return of the King: In the Two Towers DVD commentary, Peter Jackson mentions that the aerial shots of the Dead Marshes were a happy find when he was flying out to shoot Beacons shots. I think the flames and the lonely guards and shacks on the mountaintops were probably digitally...
  13. Sean Cauley

    Please help identify movie

    And Martin Short as the body into which he was injected. I'm guessing that's what Scott's thinking of, as there is a fight between Quaid's character and the villain's henchman (the one with the detachable tools where his hand should be) inside the body.
  14. Sean Cauley

    *** Official THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING Discussion Thread

    The Aragorn "poster" from New Year's Day was actually an ad in the New York Times. They did it the last couple of years for the other two movies, and New Line wound up selling posters of the ads through their shop. I would expect that will turn out to be the case with this one, too, though I...
  15. Sean Cauley

    Led Zeppelin Remasters Question

    Given all this Zeppelin talk, I decided to give the first Boxed Set a spin. Put on Disc One last night, and I still feel "Whole Lotta Love" wasn't the right one to start the set. I'm pretty sure Jimmy Page sequenced the albums, but I think that was a misstep. The opening is a good kickoff, but...
  16. Sean Cauley

    The Littlest Groom

    The thing I really dislike about the dating reality shows is the emotional mumbo-jumbo the contestants all fool themselves into believing is their reason for being there. It's not the million-dollar prize that goes along with something; it's a "journey" they take to find that special someone...
  17. Sean Cauley

    The Godfather Trilogy

    I think there was also a home-video version of the Saga released in the early 1990s, which included The Godfather Part III. I've never seen it, but I assume this one didn't have TV-standards (language, sex, violence) edits to it. I know the chronological version usually shown on TV (USA...
  18. Sean Cauley

    Great Comedy Movie Idea: Man Wakes Up After 1000 Years To A Strange New World

    It's not Ethan of Coen brothers fame. It's Etan Cohen (no typos, that's how it's spelled), who has worked on King of the Hill and several other TV projects. I'm just glad to see Mike Judge doing another live-action movie. Here's hoping it's a worthy follow-up to Office Space. (And while I...
  19. Sean Cauley

    *** Official 2003 Academy Awards Discussion Thread

    I don't think the biggest problem with Michael Moore last year was that his political statement went against the President and the general mood of the nation at the time, but that he shouted and made no coherent point other than to show off that he had a podium from which to say something bad...
  20. Sean Cauley

    The Littlest Groom

    This is a new dating-reality show from FOX, coming to us just in time for the ending of My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance. It's a Bachelor rip-off, but all the participants are little people. Yes, that's right. Little people. It's only two episodes, and there is a twist late in the competition...
  21. Sean Cauley

    Led Zeppelin Remasters Question

    If I remember it right, the boxed sets were issued like this: 1990: Boxed Set. Four-CD/Four-cassette/Six-LP 54-song box set. Crop circles with a zeppelin shadow, orange-tone color. Box for all formats was shaped in LP dimensions (roughly 12" X 12"). Songs taken from all Led Zeppelin albums...
  22. Sean Cauley

    Golden Globes

    On the TV side, I'm always irked that they lump all of the supporting performances together into one mass category (well, one male and one female). The skills required to make a performance riveting in series acting, miniseries acting and movie acting are quite different, as are the skills...
  23. Sean Cauley

    **** The official "Curb your Enthusiasm" discussion thread

    I think he meant he started it in order not to have to worry about the light at night, but since he sits every time he pees now (day or night), he reads. It came out kind of incongruous in his argument, but it works okay for me.
  24. Sean Cauley

    2004 Golden Globes

    I, for one, look forward to watching the Globes each year more for the fun factor than the results of the voting. I know the HFPA is a small group, that their membership isn't as highbrow as the show's popularity leads you to believe, and that their track record gets a little freaky (like with...
  25. Sean Cauley

    24: Day 3 - 1/27/04 - Hour 11

    That kind of bugs me, too. I understand the need to base the show in L.A. and have the President there, too, but some of the timing is just off for the Pacific Time Zone. I liked that the President's debate was at 5:00 (8:00 Eastern, prime-time network TV), but he was finally holding a press...
  26. Sean Cauley

    2004 Golden Globes

    I think it's got to do with the high visibility, more than anything else. It's a big event with huge press coverage, moreso than SAG or any of the others (though a few of them are trying to catch up). Academy voters may not read every critics' ten-best list or check on every guild award, but a...
  27. Sean Cauley

    Arrested Development Ongoing thread

    Don't forget that the publicist's hatchet-job article on the Bluth family was accompanied by another article about George-Michael's "philanthropy": "BUM GETS BALLOON." (Oh, and the publicist was played by Jill Ritchie, younger sister of Kid Rock, if you can believe that.)
  28. Sean Cauley

    **** The official "Curb your Enthusiasm" discussion thread

    I liked this one. Larry's obsession with The Weatherman (I love that his name turned out to be "Skip") was very George Costanza. And for the first time all season, I felt sympathy for Larry in pretty much every situation he had going on. Susie and her brat daughter were definitely in the...
  29. Sean Cauley

    *** Official 2003 Academy Awards Discussion Thread

    I think Lennox's song narrowly escapes these criticisms for a couple of reasons. For one, the melody of its chorus is worked into the score of the feature during a major scene (Mount Doom), almost as if the score is echoing something we haven't heard yet. Secondly, the lyric is tied so closely...
  30. Sean Cauley

    *** Official 2003 Academy Awards Discussion Thread

    And I've got to think that the nominations for Visual Effects probably set some sort of record for "greatest number of words in only three movie titles." You've got Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Pirates of the Caribbean: The...