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@MrArkadin I went back and looked. Yeah, there's some brown stuff all over the floor. Nice.
2 years, 10 months ago on The Vindicator - Movie Review
@killer7_tom Depends on your playstyle. You can easily take your time exploring a stage, speed isn't the only way to play.
2 years, 10 months ago on Sonic Memories
Similar movies: Split Second, The Hidden
2 years, 10 months ago on I Come In Peace (1990)
@SeanAshmead Yeah, the generation that brought us disco and HR Puff'N'Stuff... What a wonderful decade.
2 years, 10 months ago on Ninja III: The Domination (1984)
@JeremyJones Hell yeah. Good idea.
2 years, 10 months ago on AVGN Movie - Production help
@AntonioSerra Dude, none of those guys had a huge preexisting fan base before making a movie. None of those guys were making a movie for their fans. They were making highly personal, quirky and artistic endeavors. James is not taking our money and making a movie that is just for his own passions. He is not making something for himself that only he can appreciate. It's a movie for us. To have him ask us to help out when we can is not a bad thing, it means we get a better movie in the end!
@Luenchhausen Name these low budget (AVGN budget-type) movies that got national play time in thousands of theaters, please? I'm thinking that's about as rare as a Michael Bay moving not having an explosion in it. If it were to happen, it has to garner the support of someone very well off to fund a relatively unknown movie going from arthouse to AMC/Regal/Etc. theaters. Don't know if James has that sort of person in his pocket.
2 years, 10 months ago on Nerd Log - Casting Decisions
People need to relax. They're just putting their feelers out there to see if they can get expensive locations and equipment for less money. This means a better movie for you, as funds saved here can be used on more important stuff, rather than paying some jagoff for filming in a drained pool. Relax.
@Luenchhausen Might be worth it to see about shopping the movie to conventions. PAX seems like a no-brainer.
@Luenchhausen He might get it in a couple of major cities, but no, a US-wide release isn't realistic. I'm thinking maybe 5 or 10 screens for a couple weeks, maximum. Probably on the West and East coast (LA/NYC). Maybe something in PA? Not trying to shit on the movie, I've donated and support it, I'm just going by my experience with other celebrities making their own indie movies and how well they've done. There have been people with 5 times as much money and a hundred times more exposure than James who haven't escaped getting their indie movie shown on less than 100 screens. James' best bet is to hinge less on the theater portion of the quest and focus on the DVD side of things. That's where the movie will see its largest returns and greatest life span. If he can snag a decent distributor who will buy DVD rights and get all of us to spread the word and go write a nice 5-star review for it when it's selling on Amazon, he might see a net positive on returns vs. movie expenditures.
Wonder how many other internet denizens have Youtube gold just sitting around on VHS?
2 years, 11 months ago on AVGN: What Was I Thinking (2006)
I don't think James came at Quatermass and the Pit from the right angle. That movie was not a product of the "trippy" 60's drug scene. The original Quatermass material was written in the 50's by Nigel Kneale. The material for QATP has nothing to do with drugs or any sort of freak outs of the period; it has to do with race memories, the dangers of nationalism, eugenics, and the Holocaust. Nigel Kneale just happens to be a phenomenal writer whose material was way, way, wayyyy before its time. The aliens in the story are not turning people evil, they are SPOILERS reprogramming humans, which they manipulated earlier on in Earth's history into being susceptible hosts for the Martians. The humans going amok were picking up on the Martian signal to destroy the weak and uncontrolled psyches of regular people, which is what the Martians did on their homeworld to maintain their society. Thus the Martians are space Nazis. END SPOILERS. I understand the need for brevity, but instead of talking about 2001 or The Wasp Woman, I really wish James would have spoken about Kneale. Perhaps he just wasn't aware of the man, which is fine, but the matter deserves more than a passing B-movie glance. Kneale is the sole reason the series is what it is and he deserves wide exposure. His writing is timelessly relevant and intelligent, perhaps the most intelligent TV and movie writer to come out of the 50's and 60's sci-fi boom. Another thing James skipped over was that the Quatermass series has a strong Lovecraftian tinge, and that influence leaks to other works of his, too. If you like Kneale's Quatermass, check out The Stone Tape for a really mindblowing Lovecraftian take on the classic haunted castle/ghost story. James also should have mentioned that Quatermass has a huge influence on later works of horror: John Carpenter even wrote a screenplay under the name Martin Quatermass!
2 years, 11 months ago on The Quatermass Trilogy
@WesBenash@metalcommand But the second Red Scare was all about people afraid to stand up and say something was wrong while others were persecuted.
Be sure to check out the original TV shows (the first is incomplete due to missing recordings) and the radio drama to get the full story. Quatermass IV only exists as a series from the late 70's. Brilliant, eerie end to the series.
I have night terrors about the person who has to fill out all those envelopes.
2 years, 11 months ago on Nerd Log - Ramblings
@Bojac@Zippyzip Leave your phone number and we'll all personally call you when shooting starts. : )
@Darkhyrulelord Nay, the symbol that would become the Triforce has a long history in Japan. A lot of Japanese and Buddhist items were incorporated in the games, like the swastika level design and masks in Majora's Mask.
2 years, 11 months ago on Treasure of the Four Crowns (1983)
@AaronPorter If it was a rotting hand ringing a doorbell, no, that's another wonderful haunted house horror movie by Steve Miner.There is however a groovy illustrated palm on a lesser known Hausu poster, so maybe you saw that? Not likely though.
2 years, 11 months ago on House (1977)
It should be of interest to fans to know that Hausu was created as a Japanese theatrical answer to the blockbuster Jaws. This time it's a house that eats people!Sadly, very few of Obayashi's works have been translated to English. Two of his must-sees have been, School in the Crosshairs (Absolutely insane psychic school movie) and The Little Girl Who Conquered Time (Wonderful adaptation of the classic Japanese story). Wonderful movies, both. If you like those, you might also like Tenkosei (Sort of a Freaky Friday variation) and The Discarnates (A family ghost story).
@BrianCunningham No way. It was entertaining and the characters were all awesomely done. David Tennant was the cherry on top of a great remake.
3 years ago on Top 10 Horror Remakes
@skullking Invaders from Mars. Great remake.
No mention of Fright Night? That was a spectacular remake.Also saying The Thing's special effects are almost too much for the movie is akin to saying The Mona Lisa is too masterful of a painting for its own good. Ridiculous!
Dawn of the Dead was an awful remake. The characters are all unlikable and most are breathtakingly stupid solely for the sake of plot advancement. The makers couldn't create suspense with good writing or creative situations, so they just make the zombies faster and lift ideas from Italian zombie shlock, like zombie fetuses. I like to make the zombies go even faster by fast forwarding through that sacrilegious sack of shit movie.
@DevGal89 I think James has mentioned he has people out there. I'm sure he has some reasons that make moving cross country more advantageous for his movie than staying at home.
3 years ago on AVGN Movie - Looking for 3D Modelers, Set Builders, Miniature Makers
Wow, moving to Cali! That's a big deal, James. The trip of a lifetime. I wish you well in your endeavors. The realization that you'll be moving across the country to get this film done shows me that you are dedicated and worthy of donation, so I'll be contributing some meager donation sum in the coming days!
3 years ago on Nerd Log - Packing Stuff