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  1. Nah. The T-1000 looked like Robert Patrick from the beginning, before he even went back through time, before there was even a cop to kill. You could make the argument that he was designed to look like that, or possibly, he came in contact with a human in the future that he imitated. I guess it was something Cameron deemed irrelevant, ultimately.
  2. I can picture another Cameron Terminator being a lot like the T2-3D ride at Universal Studios. And honestly, who wouldn't want two hours of that?
  3. I really didn't care for Deadpool, but I'm not predisposed to like that character or Ryan Reynolds. Other than a journeyman like Tim Miller directing, this is the most wonderful news I've heard since the GN'R rebranding. I worship the altar of Cameron and Terminator is the most sacred of his creations. I thought we were doomed to watch nothing but Avatar movies from this guy. The fact that he's interested, the fact that he wants to be creatively involved, the fact that he still thinks there's gas in the Terminator car, brings such joy to me. But Miller is no Cameron. Dead pool was a success because it was a marvel explotation movie. Not because it had a style that signified a talented director. I've always said, if you're going to hand the keys to Terminator over to anyone other than Cameron, you hand them to his ex-wife; Kathryn Bigelow. She's the only one with a visual flair like Cameron, who can do action like Cameron and tell a story about characters that you truly care about.
  4. What I find terribly derivative about all these Alien movies is that the plot has become so boiler-plate. Crew of an American spaceship stumbles upon uncharted planet and is hunted. No sequel or prequel will tell that story better than the original, so why repeat it with each entry? In trying to expand the first film with prequels, he waters it down with a story that echoes it! Echoes it down to a character that looks and acts just like the series main protagonist. Prometheus itself was bold in that it tried to tell a story about wicked gods, but in the end, even that film wimped out. There was one engineer in the whole film and the rest of the film was about- a crew of American astronauts being hunted! Stale. I was excited for the Promethueus sequel only because it looked like it would break the mold. It was going to be about one human character and the head of another traveling to a hostile world populated by gods. I envisioned something along the lines of Planet of the Apes, with Shaw fighting for survival amongst a cast of indigenous and intelligent creatures. Some friend, some foe. A film like that would have been absolutely wild. You could easily have fit the xenomorphs into a story like that, too. Instead, we have this plot synopsis provided by Fox: Headed toward a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew members of the colony ship Covenant discover what they believe to be an uncharted paradise, but it is actually a dark, menacing world in which the only inhabitant is the synthetic David (Michael Fassbender), Sole inhabitant. That means no engineers in this film. Which also means no answers. I just feel Ridley from the beginning had a chance to do both. To tell a tale about mankind's first encounter with their creators and a balls out film where Engineers unleash their most wicked creations on us. As it is, Ridley tries to do one or the other without much commitment.
  5. I've got to say...the trailer is cool enough, I just don't like the fact that Ridley is trying to shoehorn Alien into Prometheus (or is it Prometheus into Alien?) after a false start. Of course, Aliens were what we always wanted out of an Alien prequel, but Ridley chose to make a film that was a cousin to Alien and now he's selling us on a film that's a sibling to Alien. Prometheus wasn't a bad film, but it left a bad taste. In the classic case of a man who wants to have his cake and eat it too, he's trying to marry the narratives of two different stories and I really believe that we're going to suffer for that. Here's what I mean; I imagine this film will have very little to do with engineers and gods and instead be an all out monster movie. It's easy enough for Ridley to do a film where humans run around a planet shooting weapons at Aliens, but how many times have we seen that? Enough, I think. The fact that we're getting a character who has the Ripley haircut, the Ripley tanktop, the Ripley rifle, who might be Ripley's mom, is a real eye roller for me, because it speaks to the lack of imagination going into this. Anyone so inclined can read the comments on 4chan from those who attended a test screening and you can see this is going to be a very safe Alien movie and not something that is going to further the narrative or the understanding of the mythology as a whole.
  6. I'm an SG player myself. I find that they've got the best of both worlds as far as depth of tone and playablity, so it's always nice to see Slash dust the cobwebs off of his. I can't say I've seen him gig with it many times, but in his book, he talks about how he used a vintage SG to get a mean, snarling tone that served My Michelle, very well. The SG has more of a strident sound than a Les Paul, a little more treble-y bite to it. Hope to see him use it more often.
  7. Such a great example of a climaxing elevating an otherwise flawed film. Wow the audience in the end and they will forgive the film for its warts. They sure did fucking wow me. I've seen the movie twice now and the last fifteen minutes is like a shot of adrenaline. I can only hope that Disney raises the bar with each new film.
  8. It is quite good, but I didn't find it pleasurable to watch. Obviously, this isn't the kind of sci-fi one watches for pleasure. Dennis V is among the best working today.
  9. If the World was written by Axl and Pittman in Axl's home studio. Sometime in, or before 1999. Same with Madagascar.
  10. I hold it up as one of the highlights of UYI. If I had my druthers, it would have opened the first album. Completely taking the place of Right Next Door, a song I never cared for and always thought of as under-realized. Garden of Eden is like a runaway train. I adore the music video too. So punk rock. Love the song-along!
  11. The title was always way cooler than the song ended up being. All those years, when "Prostitute" was name-dropped in the gossip articles, I got to expecting a very different type of song.
  12. He was very pretentious in his performance and the film doesn't leave room to show the definitions of the Joker, so you're just left with him sort of entertaining himself. He cackles, he croons, he waves his hands and gestures emphatically and he tries to look scary. The film failed him and he failed the film.
  13. Got to say, this wasn't as stillborn as every review would want you to believe. I actually enjoyed myself. Then again, I never had high hopes for this film to begin with. But it was passably amusing.
  14. I applaud how it has that sentimental 80's feel to it. Not just in the production, but in the way the characters carried themselves and interacted. That was the show's strongest asset. Although I was satisfied by it, I did feel it was sort of underdeveloped in the later episodes. Matthew Modine is a perfect example of this. His Dr. Brenner character never got to do much and we never saw much in the way of his personality.
  15. Axl, you need to play Slither, please. I'll be waiting in Foxboro. You really will tear the roof off of that place if you break out that song, just once, this tour. But do it in Foxboro, if you'd please.