Drop on in to the Pun's House Cineplex and catch a flick or two. Sorry, but you'll have to bring your own popcorn. If you find a full movie that you enjoy (Hulu is a great resource), feel free to post it.
Aside from Fassenbender and McAvoy slipping into indiscriminate accents toward the end of the movie, I really have no complaints about the movie. None. Great story. Great acting. Great pacing. Great score (thought it REALLY added to the movie). Just a great, great movie all around. Easily my new favorite of the X-movies, and I really really loved X2.
Watched "The King's Speech" last night. Absolutely fantastic movie. I may have been more entertained by "Inception", but I have zero objections to it winning Best Picture. Also no objections to Firth winning Best Actor.
Maybe it's because I'm still not all that familiar with the Green Lantern, but that didn't do anything to encourage me not to wait for Netflix. Not bad, by any means, but I'm not left with the same anticipation I am with Thor.
For anyone that cares, I posted some pics and videos from the Ice Cube show here in Asheville last night on my Facebook page. Obviously, they aren't as good as they could be, because I'm too damn short.
I picked up this kid's CD after meeting, and hearing him perform, at UNC Asheville. I say "kid", because he's still only 19. I know a lot of people will call his comedy hokey, because he's a "musical comic", but it's actually a bit cerebral, too. Some of the songs, you have to listen to a coupe times to catch all the jokes. He's a lot like Stephen Lynch, but the jokes are a bit more subtle. His CD isn't all music, though. It has songs interspersed with some traditional standup. I definitely recommend checking it out.
There's probably been shades of it, and I do remember reading a Batman story where the background was a protest group who were opposed to Superheroes doing what they were. But it does overwhelmingly look like a Civil War ripoff, without the "Civil War" part. Really liked what they did with Hawkman this episode. They did a much better job of making him look good in the costume and flying than they did in Justice, and his funeral was the first of that sort of thing on the show.
i guess i didn't notice this when you first posted it, but with the darkseid/godfrey influence angle, it looks like they're more loosely basing it on 1986's legends series than it is civil war.
looking fwd to the return this friday. this final season has been a great one.
My favorite band of all-time, and they have their 15th studio album coming out in March.
If you've never heard of them, are only vaguely familiar with them, or even if you're already a big fan, here's a nice little list (complete with links to the song in various form) UGO threw together of their top 50 songs from TMBG:
Dev said: Meh...was really bored with most of it. Too short, and for a "return to 80's" action movies, there isn't enough action. Some of the "acting" was so unintentionally bad that I think it had to be intentional.
Mikey said: The acting was awful. The stunts were comical. The plot was thin and had more holes than swiss cheese. It was awesome.
I'm kinda in the middle. I wasn't expecting anything other than action scenes and cheesy oneliners, and that's all it was. And the editing of the fight scenes made Seagal's action scenes look like Jackie fucking Chan. Jesus Christ, they coulda made me look like a badass.
And Mickey Rourke is so fucking cheesy. I figure it was Stallone giving him the dialog, but the story of the woman on the bridge was pricelessly retarded. As soon as he said "Then I heard the splash" I thought, now he's going to say how if he woulda saved her, he mighta been able to save his soul or whatever and then he says exactly what I thought he'd say. Just awful.
And why did they waste time on Statham with that chick? I woulda rather of had another action sequence or would have preferred they made the chase scene actually not terrible. We get it, he's a badass, we don't need even more confirmation. I figured this was going to lead into some fuck scene, but we didn't even get that.
I'm going to stop thinking about this movie because the more I think about it, the more I want my time and money back.
Finally saw this over the weekend, and consider me officially very impressed. I thought Brody was beyond fantastic in the role and eased my apprehensions about his casting from the get-go. I even thought Grace was great in his role, too, even though I kept thinking "there's gotta be SOME reason they brought a 'doctor' to the planet, too".
Only mild bummer for me was that Fishburne was only in it for a very brief period of time. Great as usual for the bits he was in, though.
Oh, and huge thumbs up for the yakuza vs. predator hand-to-hand fight.