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We need a man with the profile of Clooney mixed with the body of whatever Affleck achieved in BvS. A choice synergy for a perfect Batman/Wayne. One may argue that a taller version of Tom Cruise as Vincent in Collateral is the blueprint for unparalleled greatness in physical translation. Others are clamoring for Scott Adkins to be given a chance ( I don't blame them). He needs a few more acting lessons, though. I love him as an action star, but Batman requires certain emotional depths he has yet to convincingly tap.
Jul 21, 2017 10:17 PM
As an American who lived abroad in the UK, this a fair-weathered ship I'm not going to take passage with.
Jul 21, 2017 7:47 PM
Sorcerer Supreme NamelessI think this might just be Ed Wood good.

That's a tall order.
Jul 21, 2017 12:15 AM
I'm fairly certain most Americans knew where they were when OJ's acquittal was announced (along with when he started the chase down the LA Freeway/I-5). I remember hearing about his acquittal on the radio at school DURING CLASS. It was basically the Challenger disaster of the 90s. "That didn't go as expected." It's about on par with the LA Riots and the Clinton/Lewinsky affair as one of the most publicized events of the 90s. Hell, it even overshadowed more important events like the dissolution of the USSR.

PS: I see what your angle is here, sir. Well played!
Jul 20, 2017 11:56 PM
Death Proof
Feuer und Eis
Death Proof
Sorcerer Supreme NamelessAs far as I'm concerned all the man is good for is fucking things politically up in his senility because he doesn't have the good will to just retire despite being a walking corpse. He's an awful politician. A "good republican" is like saying "good square of toilet paper"


The only thing I can appreciate the guy for, politically, was his willingness to tell the Religious Right to fuck off. Most other Republicans (like Trump) at least pretend to buy into their bullshit. McCain wasn't having any of that tomfoolery and flimflamery.

When you stare at a bowl of rice and maggots as a daily source of nutrients, religion is the last thing on your mind for survival. BTW, I need to watch Little Dieter Needs to Fly again (and Rescue Dawn for entertainment purposes).


[img]https://londonhollywood.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/e-maggots.jpg[/img]

"Maggots, Michael. You're eating maggots."


They're only noodles, Michael.
Jul 20, 2017 10:01 PM
Death Proof
Sorcerer Supreme NamelessAs far as I'm concerned all the man is good for is fucking things politically up in his senility because he doesn't have the good will to just retire despite being a walking corpse. He's an awful politician. A "good republican" is like saying "good square of toilet paper"


The only thing I can appreciate the guy for, politically, was his willingness to tell the Religious Right to fuck off. Most other Republicans (like Trump) at least pretend to buy into their bullshit. McCain wasn't having any of that tomfoolery and flimflamery.

When you stare at a bowl of rice and maggots as a daily source of nutrients, religion is the last thing on your mind for survival. BTW, I need to watch Little Dieter Needs to Fly again (and Rescue Dawn for entertainment purposes).
Jul 20, 2017 8:45 PM
This is a man who has survived many worst case scenarios (including Palin). I wish him the best.
Jul 20, 2017 8:37 PM
It looks like Nolan has delivered in spades with this one. No out of place third act Matt Damon cameo to soil the goods.
Jul 17, 2017 11:57 PM
This film is pure cinematic joy filled with classic visual references. Slight spoilers ahead: My favorite scene is when Baby bids adieu to his life long deaf/mute friend, which transitions into one of the best Barry White inspired moments ever used in film. Before the internet's ham-fisted memeship of Rick Astley, Barry's soul existed on another plane of amazing. This film shows you why. Never gonna give this film up.
Jul 17, 2017 8:09 PM
Still waiting for The Abyss Blu-Ray as well. It feels like it's taken forever. I know Jim is a stickler when it comes to providing high quality visual fidelity, but I think it might have more to do with the peripheral nightmare he'll have to experience while compiling lost footage and "making of" documentaries. I distinctly remember cast and crew not getting along on that film (multiple near death experiences). Oddly enough, he appears to be more hands-on for this particular home video release than any of his other films.

Brick's Blu-Ray omission is questionable as it is relative cult classic, and was incredibly cheap to make (less than 1M). You'd think the studio/director would want to expand its accessibility to Blu-Ray format.
Jul 17, 2017 6:43 PM
He peaked early, but goddamn if he didn't leave a legacy behind. He's like the Coppola of the horror genre. YA DONE GOOFED, CAPCOM!

P.S.: 2 hour long Cinemassacre tribute is inevitable.
Jul 16, 2017 10:30 PM
Jude Law, Paolo, and Young Pope noms are missing.
Jul 14, 2017 10:02 PM
Shia cannot handle his sauce. This is not a PSA against alcohol consumption. If a man is addicted to a substance that brings out the worst in him, he needs to discover another venue for escapism before it turns for the absolute worst. Didn't he already claim he wanted to physically threaten his better half to a bunch of strangers in a car during a drunken escapade a year or two ago? Put the sauce down, sir. It's not for you. Now...or ever.
Jul 13, 2017 8:24 PM
MaxRenn
Feuer und EisI'd also like to say how this is one of the more interesting and controversial episodic series to comment on religion since my year's favorite TV show, The Young Pope.

Agreed. I think the scene where the demon confronts the evil bishop is my favorite part of the show. Like the Sparrows in Game of Thrones, it's not so much damning of religion as it is of tyranny.

Yes. Some people might disregard the series as anti-religious or "trying too hard to be edgy", but I find it refreshing that an animated series BASED OFF OF A GAME is raising such arguments aimed at adults. I was pleasantly surprised in this aspect. As previously stated, Belmont's frequent humorous one liners keeps the tonal balance in check.
Jul 13, 2017 10:56 AM
jasper de largeCinemassacre Guy, better known as Angry Video Game Nerd gives his take

I'm a big fan of James. I actually enjoy his movie coverage more than video game stuff. He could retire the AVGN shtick and I'd still frequent his Cinemassacre channel because he's a terrific critic with appreciation for and knowledge of classics.

It's good to hear he enjoyed the first season. I agree with his main nitpick about the music. While the OST of the show is not terrible (heavy synth vibe aside from intro), they could've at least attempted to recapture the 8 bit symphony of the OG trilogy. It's more in line with Symphony of the Night's OST, but still missing something (as he pointed out).
Jul 12, 2017 11:12 AM
I'd also like to say how this is one of the more interesting and controversial episodic series to comment on religion since my year's favorite TV show, The Young Pope.
Jul 11, 2017 8:28 PM
Season 2 inevitably has been cleared to have a beefier running time. Season 1 is a magnificent cock tease, and I cannot wait for them to expand this heavily "inspired by Yoshiaki Kawajiri" series (with the games as a backdrop).
Jul 11, 2017 8:20 PM
Actually, it's Castlevania on Netflix. A cartoon film trying to extend its short shelf life to a TV series with strange edits between each episode. Small grievances aside, this is one of the best renditions of Dracula I've seen across the motion picture medium. They made the dude pretty damn sympathetic right out the gate with the whole historical religious witch hunt angle. Belmont is your typical archetypal "demon slayer" played with some humorous panache by Richard Armitage to lighten the heavy religion vs. science allegory at play here.

It doesn't quite reach the deliciously zany heights of the Vampire Hunter D series, but it's still a hell of a good adaptation by my standards, which are low for this genre (video game adaptations).
Jul 10, 2017 11:05 PM