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phantomx69 10/8/2012 3:30:47 AM


karas1 10/8/2012 4:25:05 AM

Dr Horrible was wonderful.  The music is great and the performances are fantastic.

I disagree about Ford in Cowboys and Aliens.  I thought he did a great job in the movie, the best job of the entire cast.

The Brothers Grim was not a good movie.  It was, however, much better than Van Helsing.  So there's that.

I tried to watch Cujo once.  I wasn't scared.  All I felt was anger at the stupid pet owners who couldn't get their dog a rabies shot as is required by law.

666 Park Aveneue is great!  I can't believe that ratings are low.  What is wrong with people?

Let me also give props to Elementary.  It may not be strictly genre, but hey, Sherlock Holmes.  And it's quite good.

And while it's definitely not genre, let me say Hooray!  The Amazing Race is back!  What do people think of this whole shows on the half hour thing?  On the one hand, it seems to be keeping the shows on track without the football overtime stuff (so far).  But having all the shows start on the half hour is playing merry heck with watching shows on other networks.

McQuestion 10/8/2012 4:53:10 AM

No matter how bad it is, Arrow will still be more enjoyable than the Jersey Shore/X-Factor deluge on every channel in existence. I'll definitely try it out.

goldeneyez 10/8/2012 7:02:47 AM

Rob, how could you not like Dr. Horrible?  It has so much going for it: NPH, Nathan Fillion, Felicie Day, Josh Whedon, good music, cool take on the super hero / villian dynamic... Just curious.

I'm not looking forward to Arrow.  While the Flash screamed Burton's Batman (music, mood, etc.), it didn't try to take the super out of superhero.  A guy running around with a bow and arrow doesn't work as a modern vigilante.  There's a reason we use guns now as opposed to bows and arrows.  It's fine for comics and superhero movies, doesn't really seem plausible to extrapolate it to the real world.  Plus that, you'll never have Green Arrow use his iconic punching glove arrow.

I don't know.  I hope it does well; it's just not my cup of tea.

fenngibbon 10/8/2012 7:34:06 AM

 Mary Margaret is Snow White, so I presume the "Snow White gets a dose of poison over in the fairy-tale world" bit is a pre-curse flashback.


As for The Mist, the ending isn't so much a kick in the gut as having your soul sucked out of whatever orifice it would most painful for your soul to be sucked out of.

monkeyfoot 10/8/2012 8:05:27 AM

Movie copying has been done a lot. Buck Rogers and the original Galactica from Star Wars and Tales of the Gold Monkey and Bring 'Em Back Alive from Raiders, for instance. Arrow will hopefully find its own path after half a season.

I'm trying to like 666 but it's not working for me. Other than Terry O'Quinn and Vanessa Williams the cast reminds me of pretty boys and girls who graduated from CW shows to more adult fare. The two blondes on the show look so generically alike. Love the look of the building though. I'd live there but something horrifying would probably get me.

I'm an Amazing Race fan. That and Survivor are my only two reality show indulgences. I've seen the very short contestant, Will, who's on this season's show on occasion but I've never actually met him. I had a former co-worker and his ex-wife try out for the show years ago. They were flown to another city and stayed in a hotel with other potential contestants. They were extensively interviewed but didn't make the cut for that season.

CaptAmerica04 10/8/2012 8:14:57 AM

Arrow looks awful.  It's the CW/teen version of Green Arrow, mixed with Nolan's "no super powers" rule and a MAJOR departure from canon (meaning they've already alienated their core audience to one degree or another).  I'm completely skipping this, and, frankly, HOPING that it tanks so perhaps DC and Warners will stop this moronic treatment of their comic properties and take a few notes from Marvel.

Oh, and Rob, X-Men: First Class is not even CLOSE Avengers as a great adaptation.  It's decently enjoyable, and a nice step away from the double abortion of mutant films that were X-Men 3 and XO: Wolverine, but competition for Avengers?!  Not even close.

And how DARE they remake the old "Beauty and the Beast"?!?!  That show was AWESOME.  This one looks like another parade of pretty people who can't act.  (Aka. what the CW does best.)

VermithraxPejorative 10/8/2012 12:35:28 PM

Creepshow! THAT was a fun movie in the theaters back in the 80's!!! The last part, about the roaches, gives me the willies every time! The Crate was cool, and I really liked Stephen King's character where he turns into moss!!! Really good 80's fun!!

Rob, how can you say The Thing is an "acceptable remake"??? WTF!!! It's one of the BEST remakes of all-time! It's how remakes should be done, if they are done at all!

Mythos 10/8/2012 1:48:22 PM

i caught a showing of arrow a couple of months back and i have to say it was pretty decent so im in for it as long as i dont see any kristen kreuk anywhere near it. the only show that i turn on for the cw was supernatural cause it makes me laugh and its the only genre show i have truly apreciated over at cw. my wife makes me watch the amazing race and survivor and i have to say that if i was on that show either ppl would be waking up feeling sick cause i poisened them or i would kill them cause winning is a by any means necessary type of thing for me. and half of th ppl on survivor need to be shot anyway cause of how stupid they can be sometimes.

ElBaz13 10/8/2012 1:59:16 PM

X-men First Class give a run for being the best Marvel adapation ever?

That's an oxymoron because X-men First Class did not adapt much from Marvel. Avengers by a landslide.

As for Arrow. When I first heard WB was doing a TV series I got a bit excited after watching the final seasons of Smallville.  But now seeing the direction this show is going with the Nolan influence, thanks but no thanks. I will watch Honey Boo Boo instead.

There is a good article you can find online that's titled "Is Warner Bros embarrassed by superhero tropes?" and pretty much sums up how DC/Warner is poo pooing on their source material. After reading this article, I'm now very leery of Man of Steel.



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