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  1. I agree, the thought is terrifying. A PG-13 Punisher movie. Shit. The same goes for the idea of a Punisher movie without Thomas Jane. That thought is just pathetic. The problem is MARVEL won't follow up in the footsteps of 3 "R" rated Punisher movies that failed in many levels. At least to their eyes. Dolph's Punisher went straight to video. Jane's Punisher didn't make MARVEL numbers ($100+ Million). Lexi's Punisher is just ridiculous. MARVEL will go in the direction that MIGHT just work - the kid friendly direction. The Punisher: War Journal direction. The CIVIL WAR Frank Castle direction. As far as I'm concerned, the character's only chance was a franchise led by Jonathan Hensleigh and Thomas Jane. That chance is long gone. -TL
  2. As promised, here are my thoughts on The Boxer (1997) Directed by Jim Sheridan Written by Terry George and Jim Sheridan Starring The Great Daniel Day Lewis Emily Watson Brian Cox Gerard McSorley and Ken Stott This is one of the few films I rented and ended up buying the day after. Its probably the best depiction of life in Northern Ireland and channels some of the best Irish dialects I've ever heard in a film. *At times I had to switch on the english subtitles just to understand what they were saying. The Boxer is the story of Danny Flynn, an IRA recruit that gets locked up after a very common attack on the British government. Over a decade later, Danny is released and not just from prison, but from his loyalty to the organization. He decides its a life that was never worth living, a battle that was never worth fighting. To specify that change of heart, Danny goes back to the source. He returns home by crossing the sniper guarded gates that lead into IRA turf and plants a flag that challenges the very same men he was locked up to protect. Naturally, Danny is not welcomed the way one would expect. He isn't regarded as a soldier coming home, but instead as a traitor to the cause - a cause that spills innocent blood everyday of the week. The first score Danny settles is with the man who taught him the one skill nobody could incarcerate him from ---> Boxing. Ike Weir (Stott) had been training Danny since he was a young lad. Once Danny fell victim to the promises of glory from going to war with the British, Ike took up a new sport by drinking in record numbers. The two men realize that despite the conflict outside, there was always room for hope in the ring. With unclarified permission from the Outfit's main man Joe Hamill (Cox), Danny and Ike rebuild the old gym and begin to attract all kinds of attention - both political and dangerous. But in between the jumping rope, the shadow boxing, the speed bag, Danny is stirring up an even bigger pot. His old flame, the woman he lost to "The Cause" lurks around the gym, watching him, expecting him to clear the air with her. Maggie Hamill (Watson) isn't just the Boss' daughter, she's the wife of yet another man locked up for the sins of a blurry rebellion. To add to that, she is the mother to that man's son. The two embark on a quest to be together, a quest that the rest of the neighborhood regards as blasphemy. Harry (McSorley), the monster of the film, the man who sacrificed his son to the cause, makes his mission to punish Danny for returning home and for being free. The irony. A war ensues within the walls of this "unified" front, between a man fighting for love and a man fighting for war. This film was a joy to watch. The pace is subtle and quiet. Story prevails over action. Character develops through stillness. Very few films today have the intelligence to provide you with an intro as exciting as its climax. This film has that and its not done to make you jump, its there to make you feel the story, to make you live it. I understand the message that was conveyed here. The question it was asking. What is real freedom? Check this one out when you get a chance. -TL
  3. When was Keanu EVER an "Academy Award" actor??? The guy hasn't even been Nominated. -TL
  4. Don't be sad. Frank had his shot, and it was a great one. -TL
  5. THANK YOU!!! I salute you Mike from Ohio. -TL
  6. I know Kevin Feige was considering Stevenson for Emil Blonsky in The Incredible Hulk... The point is if MARVEL gets a crack at Castle, they will REBOOT him to fit the PG-13 standard. That means new actor and new take on the character. Its also safe to say that MARVEL will get a recognized actor. -TL
  7. If MARVEL gets the rights back, Stevenson is history. They'll hire someone of THEIR liking and it will most probably be an Academy Award Nominee. Someone actually known. -TL
  8. So is this film canceled or what? If so, did MARVEL get back the rights from LGF? Somebody please give us an update. -TL
  9. Yeah Return of The Living Dead is gold to me. And I must say, Linnea is STILL a very attractive woman. -TL
  10. I don't think Noeland was trying to push your buttons Nomad. The truth is Warzone is regarded as a terrible movie in MANY places, not just here. This board doesn't cater to Warzone supporters OR haters. Its a line right in the middle. -TL
  11. They're not out of the ordinary. I judged the footage as a regular viewer, not as a gun aficionado. It was terrible. And alot of other people are agreeing with this that know nothing about RAW. RAW isn't the only place where Warzone is being regarded as crap -TL
  12. The poster is obviously evoking the Casablanca/African Queen feel. Its a film set during that period, about love and war and they're trying to amp up the nostalgia factor. It works for me, but I agree could have been better. -TL
  13. Ok... So how about you tell us whether or not you care about this change of actors? -TL
  14. Deserves got nothin to do with it. -TL
  15. I think Bale saw something in Connor that felt right, even to the point of breaking him out of his Batman shell. As far as I'm concerned, The Dark Knight is a film on its own, not really part of a franchise even though technically it is. It began with Heath and it ended with Heath's death. Bale seems to have a found a new beginning in the future -TL
  16. WHAT THE FUCK??? Dude, I am speechless. -TL
  17. I passed on the word to all my friends that loved IRON MAN and were looking forward to a sequel and here's the verdict: -16 said "This blows, and I am no longer looking forward to seeing Rhodes become War Machine." -7 said "I don't like this, but I still wanna see Rhodes become War Machine regardless of who's playing him." -2 said "I don't really care." So I think its a fair conclusion to say that people will still watch IRON MAN II despite Howard's departure. It is also evident that they will be less excited about the War Machine/Jim Rhodes character. *This is MARVEL's second fuck up after pissing off Edward Norton. -TL
  18. I don't blame Steve at all. I know he went into this with the best intentions. Lexi is obviously the one taking all the heat, so he can put this chapter behind him in 6 weeks. -TL
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