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  1. I hold it up as my all time favorite GN'R song, as well as the one that broke my cherry. It was my introduction to the band when I saw T2 for the very first time. It's the perfect confluence of the members. With that said. I can't say a live version of it has ever lived up to the studio cut. This is because of how demanding of a song it is for Axl. As he explained to Eddie Trunk, "the first time I had to sing You Could Be Mine, I said to myself 'what have I done!?'"
  2. Right, but what I'm asking is, was he portrayed by an actor in any of the films? Did we ever see this person pop up in any of the films? I have no recollection of a character that would conform to what he said. You would think that if they wanted to give the character of Dr. Rice some depth, they would build on what we've seen before and I just don't remember seeing a scientist named Rice who was killed. For that reason, it was an empty reference, to me.
  3. So, somebody help me out on this. I'm not into the whole mythology of X-Men. Who exactly was Dr. Rice's father? They referenced how Wolverine killed the original scientist who experimented on him and how that person was apparently the father of the Doctor. Was that Stryker? Was that somebody who made it into one of the prior film? I'm lost on that little factoid.
  4. I really like the dynamics of If The World. The tastefulness of the flamenco guitars juxtaposed against the grinding riff. Not to mention, the Buckethead solo is right in the Joe-Perry wheelhouse that Slash occupies. To me, that song more than the others, calls out for Slash and Duff's contributions. They'd blend well into the sonic landscape. Of course, most people hate the song, but I say, fuck 'em. Play it anyway.
  5. He definitely could sing it, but he would have to make it his own and I'm really not sure he's comfortable with his fingerprints on a Velvet Revolver song. Its a bummer because the song is a motherfucker. I had high hopes last summer that it would be played at least once but I think there's almost no chance of that, now. I hold it as Scott Weiland's last great moment. The last time he would ever grace a full-on rock song with the power of his CORE voice, which alas, was gone after Contraband. Maybe Axl just sees it as too messy to step into those shoes. He has never publicly spoke of Weiland. Even after Scott's "wig-wearing fuck" letter danced around the Internet.
  6. Given the life-cycle of the aliens, they would simply be eggs in stasis until they had a host to prey on. That would still be consistent with the synopsis of an empty planet.
  7. I know because people at Reddit who have seen it and have offered undisputed plot points have told us that outside of one scene that could be called a flashback, there are no engineers. Even if I didn't know that, the plot synopsis for the film mentions that the covenant crew lands on a planet that is empty with the exception of David.
  8. I just want a movie that has Aliens AND engineers in it. I want to see the relation between the two. How do the engineers perceive the Aliens? Do they revere them? Do they hunt them? Were they a mutated experiment? I think its safe to say no screenwriter can lick that story, not yet. Prometheus was a film with no Aliens and one lone engineer. Covenant is a film with Aliens and no Engineers. The problem is inherent in the idea of alien species. Unless they're strictly beastly like the xenomorphs, most filmmakers stay away from trying to characterize alien creatures, this includes Ridley Scott. If they don't speak English, how does an audience understand them on an intellectual level? Arrival overcame this obstical by making the communication of the aliens the prime storytelling device. Ridley Scott doesn't want to get too cute. He doesn't want to resort to telepathy or subtitles so his prerogative is to avoid the whole thing altogether. Which is a shame. He wants to make movies about engineers but cannot get past the initial problem that he has no idea how to present them to an audience. So he avoids it. Prometheus avoided it and undoubtedly, this film will avoid it.
  9. 2002 was an implosion year. The tour implosion coincided with Roy Thomas Baker being fired and Tom Zutaut being fired. I'm sure the confidence was pretty eroded at the point. The confidence of the record company, the confidence of the GN'R team. The notion that Axl was ready to take it out when he had these numerous lawsuits stemming from the tour and a team of people who were dismissed who were creatively trying to steer the ship, was pretty preposterous. There was obviously a moment there where they thought they had momentum, lost it, spectacularly, and ran for cover. When they regrouped, for whatever reason Caram Costanzo was now tinkering with the album and the rest they say, is history.
  10. James Franco started as a serious dramatic actor then traded in his shoes for a comedy-card. Now, when I see him try and slip those thespian shoes back on I'm like "Nuh-ah, dude. You did The Interview."
  11. Guns N' Roses is and always has been the personal statement of W. Axl Rose. Meaning, Axl considers GN'R songs to be intimate reflections of his psyche and ruminations on his place in the world. This is why Guns songs took forever on his part and why we may never hear another original song from him until he goes to the grave. His ambivalence about what to say and how to say it, takes such considerable time that the effort is soul draining. This should not be the case for AC/DC. AC/DC is a no-frills rock band without the grandeur and indulgence of Axl's psyche. He should easily be able to get songs to the finish line because the criteria for writing the songs is so much less demanding and they don't have to reflect some poetic social commentary. Just rock N roll. Imagine that. I bet Slash will find Axl's ease in doing an AC/DC album frustrating. If only he could adopt the same perspective towards Guns N' Roses.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. 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.