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Silent Bob last won the day on November 15 2018

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    is far too rational for this forum
  • Birthday 01/24/1982

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    IC brought me over from Preacher's...thanks, man
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  1. Happy Birthday Bob. :)

  2. Casablanca is far too optimistic to be a noir. One of the defining qualities of film noir is its bleak outlook on life. In a true film noir, the only way the hero can win is simply by surviving to make it to the next day. If he's really lucky, he'll get the girl and he'll bring a couple people to justice. But the decaying society, the corrupt system, the hero can't beat that. Look at the end of LA Confidential, when Exley realizes that he can't stop the corrupt system, but he can join it and lie to get a promotion (and continue to do good work as a cop). At the end of The Big Sleep, Bogey's go
  3. Vertigo is pure noir. The flawed detective hero, the femme fatale, the convoluted crime plot. Of course, Hitchcock elevates it above the genre somewhat, and it isn't always filmed like a noir (except the opening rooftop chase and the hotel room scene with the neon sign lighting) but it's definitely noir. Most director's cuts say that, but in the case of Payback, it's literally true - it's an entirely different film. The entire third act is different material. Characters that were invented for the theatrical cut don't even exist in the director's cut. The climax takes place in a comple
  4. Good noirs: The Maltese Falcon The Big Sleep Double Indemnity (pretty much the definitive noir) Chinatown (the first and still best "neo noir") Brick (it's like Bogey in high school, great study of the genre) The Third Man LA Confidential Key Largo Blood Simple/Miller's Crossing/The Man Who Wasn't There (Coen Brothers' take on noir. For my money, Miller's Crossing is by far the best, but Man captures the cinematography perfectly) Payback (try the director's cut, especially) Sunset Boulevard Touch of Evil (the last great noir of the original classic period, before Chinatown reinv
  5. You're missed around here man. Hope you come back soon.


  7. Yes. Every good zombie team needs somebody that you can trip while running to distract the undead hordes. And of all the famous people I dislike, I think Rush would take the longest to eat.
  8. There's a scary kind of brilliance there. My five: Macguyver Snake Eyes River Tam Clive Owen from The Hire Rush Limbaugh
  9. Could be. Or maybe he meant X-Men Origins, which sounds the closest. Or maybe he didn't like X2 because of its "sometimes we have to work with the terrorists" message. Or for that matter, maybe he didn't like the first film and the fact that it implied that the United Nations is a powerful and important enough organization to warrant a Magneto attack. This is why we have to be specific about what we mean.
  10. So you actually edited your post but still haven't accounted for the fact that X-Men Legends is a videogame. I dunno what X-Men Legends movie you're talking about, but I'll agree that Daredevil is better than whatever it is.
  11. Disney's long-anticipated return to traditional animation is coming at the end of this year. Here's the first trailer. See it in high def here.
  12. Not if they want to use the costume. No one's gonna wear a mask like that when they have a face like Ryan Reynolds. I think a Deadpool movie could work just fine from the end of this one: 1. The experimentation gives them a good reason to use the costume. 2. The reason that Not me, man.
  13. Not serious at all. At least that's how it is on Earthen Ring. A very small fraction of people actually RP, the rest act like any other server. In my experience, there are slightly fewer idiots on an RP server than a normal server...but only slightly.
  14. Nice trailer. I'm looking forward to it. Though I think I'm going to have an easier time believing that a man can turn into a werewolf, than that Anthony Hopkins is Benecio del Toro's father.
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