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7 Movies That Make a Grown Man Cry (Article) - 1/18/2010 11:21:58 AM

“Imitation of Life is a 1959 film directed by Douglas Sirk, adapted from Fannie Hurst's novel Imitation of Life, produced by Ross Hunter and released by Universal Pictures. Starring Lana Turner, it is a remake of the 1934 Imitation of Life, the film also stars John Gavin and features Sandra Dee, Dan O'Herlihy, Susan Kohner, Robert Alda and Juanita Moore as Annie Johnson. Gospel music star Mahalia Jackson appears as a church choir soloist.”

I guess I’m a bit older than most.
I lost a lot of water watching this darned movie…
Mahalia Jackson puts the icing on the cake, while Sarah Jane mourns the loss of her Mother.
I can’t think of one science fiction film that had caused me to shed a tear.

Not one...

10 Ass Kicking Kung Fu Battles (Article) - 10/22/2009 7:50:25 AM

I’m 52 Years of age and I remember the opening fight scene of Enter the Dragon as if it were yesterday. I remember how the paramount theater roared when Bruce Lee did some of the things he did.
The Dungeon scene on Han’s island has to be the greatest fight scene of all time. I think the coliseum fight scene in the return of the Dragon, with he and Chuck Norris is a close second. In Enter the Dragon, Lee goes through a myriad of weapons and ends up working the Nunchaku; which up until that time most of the general public had never seen before. Well the theater went crazy. I don’t know how this got past you; I don’t know how old you are- but if you’re as old as I you remember the scene well. Hell- even the paring of his character with Han’s bodyguard should be right up there as well. Even today there aren’t many men who could pull it off.
It should have been number one easy. You also forgot the last scene between Lee and the imported Russian champion in The Chinese connection. Simply Epic!!
And I'll never forget that plump- curvaceous Geisha dancer.

5 Minutes of 2012 (Article) - 10/3/2009 4:34:28 AM

Oh yeah that very believable!
I mean what average citizen doesn’t have a best friend who happens to be a pilot with immediate access to his plane at a busy airport? And what average person doesn’t posess the skills of a professional stunt driver in times of an apocalypse? Hell that thing happens to me all the time.
Now I know that when the end comes..all I have to do is drive through falling buildings and meet up with my friend who owns a private jet, enabling all of us to take flight just in the nick of time; and I live in the inner city.

I don’t mind the CGI,, I mean you can’t really do this on a lot anymore. But why is it that every time there is a disaster some lone alpha-male and his anorexic big-busted wife makes it out when everyone else sinks to their death? For once, if you’re going to make a disaster movie, then hell- make one! I want everybody to die! Roll credits!

Superman vs. Hulk: Who Would Win in a Fight (Article) - 9/17/2009 1:32:21 PM

This is an area of contention that is left solely to the whim of the writer.
With each new scribe at the helm these heroes take on new powers and new vulnerabilities.
Sirs- and Gentlemen;
It is a moot point to speculate on the outcome of any matchup, as the writer is and remains the final arbiter. Hulk will win should the writers get together and decide he will win.
Didn’t we learn anything from Professional wrestling?

AVATAR Trailer Online (Article) - 8/20/2009 9:40:34 PM

1. Playing the dozens is an African-American custom in which two competitors -- usually males -- go head to head in a competition of comedic trash talk. They take turns "cracking on," or insulting, one another, their adversary's mother or other family member until one of them has no comeback. In the U.S., the practice can be traced back to chattel slavery, when violence among slaves was a property crime with potentially draconian consequences. Verbal sparring became a substitute for physical contention. While the competition on its face is usually light-hearted, smiles sometimes mask real tensions.

2. The term "the dozens" refers to the devaluing on the auction block of slaves who were past their prime, who were aged or who, after years of back-breaking toil, no longer were capable of hard labor. These enslaved human beings often were sold by the dozen.

Frankly- I'm surprised games like this are still being played amongst enlightened folk. I played it when I was young, so I'm not indicting anyone on this forum. I’m 52, so this shows you how long I've known about it. They played it with gusto back then, and many a fight ensued because of the verbal skills of the winner. We played that along with 50-50 B-B's. Rough game. The loser usually ended up crying uncontrollably.

AVATAR Trailer Online (Article) - 8/20/2009 9:30:35 PM

dawntreader said:
"if they "plug him into the alien body", kinda like a pod in the matrix, and he goes awol and helps the natives against the humans, why not just "unplug" him? if that would kill his human body as well as the "avatar" what difference would that make? he is causing the aliens to rebel."

No- I believe it is the Marines/Invading Army who are the aliens; and not the Na'vi. To me, it would be like the Columbus landing on the shores of the new world, and calling the indigenous Native Americans "foreigners."

But I agree...
Why not just unplug him?

AVATAR Trailer Online (Article) - 8/20/2009 10:04:37 AM

Take away the technological twist and what you’re left with is a love story between an army guy and an Indian squaw. The army invades the plains to pillage the land for minerals and buffalo.
The Indians rise up to repel the invading horde- experiencing for the first time death and sorrow through war. It’s your typical western set on an off-world location.
The hero always gets the girl, cept this time- she has a tail.

PREDATORS Production Nears (Article) - 8/15/2009 5:25:03 PM

"One black woman did it too, let's give credit when due :) the men are the weak links"

Very good point- forgot about her...
Good point.

PREDATORS Production Nears (Article) - 8/14/2009 11:59:30 AM

“The story involves a very intense group of people stranded on a Predator planet discovering unspeakable horrors - that are not always from outside their group.”

Unless they are all built like Arnold how long do you really think this stranded group of survivors will last? With a two hour running time?
These movies have become so formula-esque, having very few directors with vision, willing to break the mold; for that’s what truly defines an artist. I can see a cast similar to G.I. Joe, or Street fighter. A few skinny babes mixed in to tiltlate the young male movie goers- but never truly taking the movie seriously enough to omit the forumal and go straight for the juggular. I mean how many women actually make up the navy seals? Or any other special covert group?

A group of very young- overly qualified specialists-commandos, will be able to go toe-to-toe with a planet full of 7 ft tall, extremely agile aliens- with superior weaponry, strength and technology.
And I’m supposed to hope for a happy ending? Course I guess if one white woman was able to dispatch a 14 ft tall alien queen, well then- I shouldn’t hope for too much.

FOURTH KIND Trailer Online (Article) - 8/14/2009 11:42:39 AM

Well no wonder Sarah Palin could see Russia from her house…
It- it all makes sense to me now…
You white people are in grave danger!!

It seems they only come for you if you live in the Midwest- or apparently..Alaska.
I have yet to see an alien invasion where the aliens hide out in the inner-city. (Brother From Another Planet comes to mind.) But he was black and the aliens chasing him were white and wore new-waves hairstyles.
Richard Pryor was right; the aliens just don’t come up in de hood for some reason. They seem to be attracted to 4x4’s- log cabins, and blondes.


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