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  1. Big Wow is happening on my birthday weekend, again. Just might have to collect on this one.
  2. I think it would be pretty difficult to rationalize why someone with Castle's background wound up in a shuttle. I hate it when they bend shitty ideas around good characters just to push the idea.
  3. Doesn't it say something about the film that you look for that though? That you invested an iota of emotion that you truly, from the outside, almost wanted to shake them, to tell them to straighten up and fly right? That you wanted them to be less fucked up? It's almost heartbreaking watching the demise of people and having that feeling of not being able to do anything about it. I think it's that investment that lets you walk away from the film with the "make your own destiny better" mentality. That they were SO fucked up that it almost has an adverse effect on the viewer. Hitchcock had said that he created movies about murder as a way to get it out of one's system. You watch so you don't have to do. I'm not likening this film to anything in the Hitchcock catalog, obviously, but that feeling of adverse effect for the viewer is certainly present.
  4. Would be interesting to see that come up on Deadliest Warrior. Where's that mop? Christ, TJ - Spank Bank'd. It's great seeing so many new people register just to post on this thread. That says a lot for The Punisher franchise just as much as the quality of the short. To have no budget, to go into this wanting to produce something that holds to Frank Castle's evolution that fans would be able to latch on to is an undertaking to say the least. This absolutely hit the mark. I cannot imagine you all are anything less than pleased. Is this something we should expect is just to whet our appetites? Do you think this is something you will likely keep doing when you have time? Continuing to create these shorts, perhaps as a series?
  5. *quietly pushes this vid toward her friend at Marvel/Disney*
  6. Bumping this - Bradstreet, it's time to update again.
  7. Sorry I missed out on seeing you guys this weekend. I usually work SDCC (at Shannon Wheeler's booth) but Shannon opted not to have a table this year. Hope you guys will be back again next year (I will be)! I spent all weekend drinking and working on a chicken coop and lamenting not being in San Diego.
  8. Would love to hear it on a good vinyl press but it's very cool stuff. Feel like I'm hearing a singing saw during "Building the Wall" - am I right? If you're helping push this guy... Muddy Roots Fest might be a good fit for him. Someone else you should check out in the same vein is Soda Gardocki, if you haven't heard him already. Similar vein vocally. He's pretty much the reason they started the Muddy Roots Fest from what I gather. Hellova nice guy to boot.
  9. I was there. There was a mob around that table on Sunday. If he threw a movie at someone, it was because they were out of immediate reach and he was likely trying to just make sure they got their stuff. If the broad couldn't catch and hit her, it's more likely that her husband just saw that part. I can totally see that happening. Girls who attend comic conventions are not usually known for their athletic ability.
  10. Hope is great, happy endings are cute, but it would have cheated the audience. After all that the character went through, to be the last man standing... there's no way he could just go back to living any kind of life outside of prison... The guilt of having to deal with the deaths of his friends, of being a party to it would have been a miserable way to live in any case. The point was see it as too dark. To face your own life and the differences in your own dreams v. the way your life turned out. To know that that the unwritten hopeful ending is really your own.
  11. This made my heart happy. I love it when the bastards get what's coming to them.
  12. Hands down the two albums I can't get enough of right now are "Signs and Signifiers" from JD McPherson, and "Archer St. Blues" from The Starkweather Boys. I'm listening to a lot more of my old Johnny Horton records again as well.
  13. They were. Seriously thought Tom was messing with me though about the free swag. I didn't get to check the boards before I left for San Jose on Friday and hadn't seen his response about it being my birthday. Was pretty shocked when he and Tim remembered.
  14. I agree with this 100%... but I happen to gravitate toward midcentury gloss (almost advert style comics) or gritty. Give me some depth in any case. Even if it's just purely stylistically, I need to be able to be sucked in. This is why Tim's work rocks. Texture, depth.
  15. At least we got a Firefly film. So Fox can totally suck it. I'm still totally ashamed that poor Joss had to keep doing Buffy. Ugh. I don't care what anyone says, Buffy and Angel were a sham. But I would love to see Timothy Olyphant reprise his Deadwood character. I think we were forced to swallow the remake of True Grit in consolation. Mind you, I think Jeff Bridges was a fabulous Rooster Cogburn. Matt Damon doesn't wow me. Hung and Bored to Death were pretty much the only reasons I hung on to cable as long as I did. I think Tom was saving my marriage for a while there.
  16. If you still haven't seen this, it's on Netflix streaming. I think that the theme of this really kinda hits home for anyone who has ever felt like their life isn't where they expected it to be at a certain age. Or that even when it felt like it was okay, something comes along to make you remember all the grand dreams you had for yourself, and how real life got in the way. The extremes that they take, and how they are forced to cover it up and fall like dominos until it winds up on TJ's shoulders... the one that really could have pulled up had he not been pushed to deal with the pact. It's heartbreaking. But I'm a girl, I tend to grasp the emotional aspect of a theme. I fully admit that as a major flaw.
  17. Our independent theatre has showings of disks. I kid you not, they show the menu on the screen. I used to go watch when they would have Hitchcock showings. I miss that. What I wouldn't give to have been there to see Dark Country at the Castro.
  18. I concur. It seemed gradient-heavy instead of feeling like it was loved and given depth. There's something about those black and whites that seems to hold a good line there.
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