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@JamesM nah dude, just 97

9 months, 4 weeks ago on Would our Argos TV Winner please stand up!

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@JamesM sorry man. fixed.

10 months ago on Christian Bale’s try out for Batman

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@DrGreensHydroponics I personally think The Spectacular Spider-Man was the best animated show.

11 months ago on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer

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I'm still torn... Ben Affleck Vs. SUPERMAN!?

11 months ago on Ben Affleck is Batman

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@uhublue Wolverine is their biggest mutant cash cow. The same thing happens in the comics. Im pretty sure there are like 12 comics published a month featuring Wolverine right now. He's proven to be so popular that Marvel decided that he needed to just up and start his  very own X-men team  and mutant school that he leads and head masters but Marvel also went as far as to put him in their current flagship ensemble and made him an Avenger. I'd like to see more mutants but I guess their approach is working for them financially so it may be a while before they shake things up again.

11 months, 1 week ago on X-Men Days of Future Past trailer

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11 months, 1 week ago on Trailer: Guardians of the Galaxy

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@JamesM I didn't find The Heat funny... at all. Elysium review will be up soon. lemme see what i can do about getting more carrell around here...

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Review: 2GUNS

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@Lico Hi Lico. It doesn't seem to have a release date but it will be shown at the toronto international film festival. We're hoping to gain attendance and cover this film accordingly.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Check out Nicholas Cage as ‘Joe’

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@JamesM Wow. Took me forever to reply.  I was just talkin about this post and I finally remembered!


Anyway, nothing is wrong with Bullock. I just don't need to see her teaming with someone in a 'buddy' setting. Looking back at films in which she shared billing and you see an ugly mess:

The Heat (hated it)

The Blind Side (really hated it)

All About Steve

The Proposal - which actually OK

The Lakehouse

She's much better outside of this environment. I'm really looking forward to seeing Gravity and if it can buck the trend by pairing with Clooney.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Check out Mondo’s surprisingly good poster for The Heat

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@Robert You're not forgotten man. No worries, happens to the best of us.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Mark Hamill Spills Some Dirt on Star Wars Episodes 7, 8 and 9

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@BurntOfferings666 There will be a part 2 to this article ;-)

11 months, 3 weeks ago on TV and Film Makers who also love Comic Books: Part 1

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I'm in!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on James Gandolfini’s Last Lead Role: Enough Said.

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I meant to comment earlier. its a tease. i am still on the fence with Foxx as electro but I can't shake the good feeling i have about this movie overall.

1 year ago on Electro Arrives in this new clip for Amazing Spider-Man 2

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@Robert I was a bit tongue in cheek with that comment. I may not be fit for space travel cus I woulda got the hell outta there, lol

1 year ago on Review: Europa Report

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Rest In Peace, and thank you....  :-(

1 year, 1 month ago on James Gandolfini dead at 51 from stroke

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@Gary Cuff You say it like you've already seen it!

1 year, 1 month ago on New Pacific Rim ‘Oversized Robot Sets’ Featurette

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@JamesM @Kenny Miles Great movie. I really enjoyed the tank scene too. The movie did a good job rebuilding interest in the Dom/Letty romance and tapered it off with a lot of off-the-wall action that this series thrives from. 

Every once in a while the random unbelievable scenes like this remind me that the film isn't trying to be 'real' just 'real fun', and that works for me.

1 year, 1 month ago on Review – Fast and Furious 6

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@greenlantern I'm presuming that the first  costume was just peter's "first draft" and they rationalize this as being an evolution of the first costume.

1 year, 1 month ago on PHhC5KDLZRBVlq_1_l

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@JamesM I know what you mean. These studios are getting really good at shining up turds and making them look nice. We'll see...

1 year, 2 months ago on The new trailer for The Wolverine

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Good movie. Chris Pine was able to flex his growth as an actor and was a better Kirk than he was in the first film. Karl Urban was a better Bones, Zoe Saldana and Simon Pegg's performances were also improved, welcome, and enjoyable. I'm not 100% with Cumberbatch but my mixed feelings on that didn't take away too much from the film overall. 

The visuals are really what drove it home and made this a fun summer movie. Good review!

1 year, 2 months ago on Review: Star Trek Into Darkness, this year’s First blockbuster

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@Dan_Bam For some reason I couldn't help but focus on that peculiar expression on his face.It's incredibly nostalgic to see Jackman back in that familiar setting but it also made me realize that this is Jackman's 13th year with Wolverine which is actually quite a long time!

1 year, 2 months ago on Is it time for a new Wolverine?

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@The Dev 

1) Wolverine is not ageless, just looks really good for his age.

2) I seriously doubt that you have read more Wolverine comics than me. Seriously.

3) You need to re-read this post. I didn't say Jackman doesn't look the part anymore, I said he's been playing the role for 13 years and someone else might be able to bring something fresh to the character. Hugh Jackman isn't the only man in the world who can portray Wolverine in the same sense that Christian Bale isn't the only guy who can play Batman. I agree in that he's a great Wolverine, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't recast him or Storm and a few other characters.

1 year, 2 months ago on Is it time for a new Wolverine?

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@ran thanks man, all fixed

1 year, 2 months ago on The Butler’s first trailer is served

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the full movie has been released on youtube here:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2WIeH7vbcs&feature=youtu.be

1 year, 2 months ago on Review: Police Guys

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@BurntOfferings666 I forgot to mention that I actually watched the trailer in 3D with those very same kinda glasses. Kinda neat.

1 year, 2 months ago on The 1701 reveals a new 3D Star Trek Into Darkness trailer

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@JamesM I thought it would have been nice if they kept that a surprise, but they could have just been under the impression that it was safe to reveal since Hiddleston spoke about the role a couple years back:


http://themovieblog.com/2011/tom-hiddleston-will-be-in-thor-2/

1 year, 2 months ago on New Thor: Dark World trailer

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@JamesM I'll explain: I want the reader to understand my journey with Oblivion without just giving you a summary. My stance on what I considered "Good" and "Bad" can both be found above. On one hand Oblivion is a nice polished culmination of some neat ideas, and on another hand Oblivion is littered with cringe inducing story issues. I tried not to dwell too much on the negatives because, in my opinion, that's what I took from the movie. I hope my score helps you understand that the issues are mostly forgiven due to polish so thick that film shined through.

1 year, 3 months ago on Review: Oblivion

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@kunalsigtia You may be right, but in this instance the guidelines are for 'comments'. 

In hindsight I realize that this may be interpreted incorrectly. For the most part I avoid using profanity on the site and when it does appear I typically use it as a PG-13 adjective. Anyway, it can happen. The commenting rules are for the purpose of avoiding an altercation of words in the comments. 

1 year, 3 months ago on Review: Oblivion

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@KevinC1 @Anthony_TMB I guess it's just wishful thinking that it was Lex Luthor in his battle armor....

1 year, 3 months ago on New Man of Steel trailer

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I like it. I like it a lot...

uhm. who's this?

http://themovieblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/whosthat.jpg


1 year, 3 months ago on New Man of Steel trailer

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@nixon_m Hey Man, this is an issue I've been looking into. What browser do you use? Does this happen in every browser?

1 year, 3 months ago on NEW Tv Spot for Pain & Gain

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@JamesM Also, what browser are you using? I notice that I sometimes see the "mobile" version of the player when I load the site in FireFox rather than the desktop version which has the HD option.

1 year, 3 months ago on NEW International Trailer: Star Trek Into Darkness

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@JamesM You, my friend, out of all the videos shared this day found the only one 480p video that slipped through the cracks and managed to provide it with thought provoking color commentary and as a result You are today's winner of our fabulous No-Prize!!! Yes, a No-Prize!!! Never e-mail or contact us about shipping methods, or delivery time, just cross your fingers and be patient. The No-prize knows what to do all on its own. In the meantime, we went ahead and replaced that pesky 480P with a proper 1080p trailer! Thanks again for playing, and please tune in again later when we reconvene for round 2!

1 year, 3 months ago on NEW International Trailer: Star Trek Into Darkness

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I saw this movie and I loved it. It wasn't perfect and all throughout the film I kept getting the impression that James Franco's Oz was written with Robert Downey Jr. in mind.  A lot of the dialog within the film Oz seemed like it could have been enhanced or could have been delivered better. I didn't like the inconsistency with the acting either, with some scenes delivered in a very campy and over the top way while others were more serious and subdued   It's like the movie didn't have a consistent identity and would switch between a unrealistic film with a serious tone to something a lot more juvenile. The delivery and performances echoed this inconsistency as well with only Rachel Weisz providing the only "constant" that wasn't CGI.


Aside from those complaints the movie struck all the right chords and connected with the Wizard of Oz film in a great way, and left the door open to continue to explore the life of Oz the Great and Powerful. I loved that Raimi made sure the camera shots and scenes were constantly moving, which is a treat for those folks watching in 3D giving the effect of watching something "on rails". I also liked the musical score, but it sounded like unused production from his Spider-Man trilogy.


Overall the film is a lot of fun and definitely worth checking out!

1 year, 4 months ago on Review: Oz the Great and Powerful

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@JamesM I think it's entirely possible, and that it all depends on the approach of the story. 21 Jump Street is a stretch of an example of how a story can rekindle with some clever reinvention. 

1 year, 4 months ago on The Griswalds are headed back to Wally World

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@KevinC1 Well, we know that Gwyneth Paltrow is ready to walk away, it's entirely possible and plausible.


http://themovieblog.com/2012/gwyneth-paltrow-is-getting-too-old-for-this-comic-book-movie-shit/

1 year, 4 months ago on Get in here and watch this New Iron Man 3 trailer NOW!

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@FanboyOfNone I typically provide a 480p video as the max resolution to keep loading times to a minimum, but I have no problem switching that to 720p if there's a demand.

1 year, 4 months ago on Get in here and watch this New Iron Man 3 trailer NOW!

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 @JuanCervantes The easiest way is to use promotional images released directly by the studios. You can usually find these on official movie sites, and occasionally through special press sites created just for journalists and bloggers.

1 year, 4 months ago on 20 Tips For Starting Your Own Movie Blog

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@DavidCustard Much better now that the video is here ;-)

1 year, 4 months ago on Get in here and watch this New Iron Man 3 trailer NOW!

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@JamesM Thanks, Fixed!

1 year, 4 months ago on Get in here and watch this New Iron Man 3 trailer NOW!

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@steve Crap. That is completely my fault, and not that of the author. Thanks.

1 year, 4 months ago on Let me tell you about A Good Day to Die Hard

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@Mark Bridge I've been thinking the same thing lately. He's made a strong effort to re-gain fans from our lil nook in the movie world.  Jack Reacher, Mission Impossible, Rock of Ages all seem like roles that the man genuinely sees as... "fun".


Either way, I like the development with regard to his role selection.

1 year, 4 months ago on A third trailer for Tom Cruise’s “Oblivion” has arrived

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@JamesM I'm with you. The lack of conversation is downright confounding.

1 year, 4 months ago on A third trailer for Tom Cruise’s “Oblivion” has arrived

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@WillLambert @Anthony_TMB @Concerned Worker


Full Press Release: 

Directed by JAKE SCHREIER

Starring FRANK LANGELLA, SUSAN SARANDON, JAMES MARSDEN & LIV TYLER

‘ROBOT’ voiced by PETER SARSGAARD

Screening:

Thursday 21st February

RSVP below

Momentum Pictures will release ROBOT & FRANK on March 8, 2013.  Directed by Jake Schreier, ROBOT & FRANK stars Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden and Liv Tyler, with ‘Robot’ voiced by Peter Sarsgaard.

ROBOT & FRANK is a buddy caper. Set in the near future, aging curmudgeon and retired jewel thief Frank (Frank Langella) lives a solitary life until his son (James Marsden) installs a caretaker robot; against he and his daughter's (Liv Tyler) wishes. The robot upends Frank's lonely life - filled only with books and a visit to his favourite librarian (Susan Sarandon) - with a strict regimen of exercise, diet and gardening. Stubborn at first, Frank soon realizes Robot has the ability to pull off the most calculated of heists. An unlikely friendship, and crime duo, is born

ROBOT & FRANK received its World Premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival where it was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan prize, an award given to a feature film that focusses on science or technology as a theme.  It also screened at this year’s London Film Festival.

WINNER 2012 Sundance Film Festival – Alfred P. Sloan Prize


just saying...

1 year, 5 months ago on Trailer: Robot and Frank

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@Concerned Worker The movie is not out. It premiered at Sundance last year and is set to release on  March 8, 2013.. 


At least do your research before you throw stones at the throne... 

1 year, 5 months ago on Trailer: Robot and Frank

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He's strongly implying Ultimate Venom, which could be a villain or co-hero if they decide to take some liberties. 

1 year, 5 months ago on Marc Webb tweets a tease for the next Spider-Man costume

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I'm digging up my orange gi and blonde wig as I type!!!! 

1 year, 5 months ago on Dragonball Z coming to IMAX?

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@KevinC1 I'm with you on this.  I'm hoping that somehow someway that God is reading this, and Bryan Singer, and that this story marries the Days of Future Past story-line with the Age of Apocalypse which would be.... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A guy can dream can't he?

1 year, 5 months ago on Bryan Singer spoke with James Cameron about time travel

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@Justin thanks. no comment on the review or film itself?

1 year, 5 months ago on Review: Silver Linings Playbook

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@Fenixdown @Anthony_TMB The Mask is definitely a comic book character from Dark Horse comics, the largest of the independent comic book brands around, but still an independent comic.

Batman Forever was the 2nd highest grossing Batman film pre-Nolan and although I feel that the Riddler wasn't anywhere near as popular as some of Batman's other rogue's at the time,  I agree that the Riddler is a better known villain thanks to Jim Carrey and it reflected in the box office. 

That being said, I still have trouble seeing Jim Carrey getting involved in another large scale comic book film after he got Schumacher'd.

1 year, 5 months ago on Rumor: Marvel interested in Adam Sandler/Jim Carrey for Guardians of the Galaxy

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@JamesM Yep, with a shard of Kryptonite but what else happened?

1 year, 5 months ago on Man of Steel gets the same MPAA rating as Superman Returns

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@Fenixdown I know we all have our different opinions, but I never considered the Mask as a character in the same league as say Spider-Man or Batman but I will admit that some will argue his interpretation of the Riddler in the Batman Forever should also be considered.  The movie BARELY registers on the radar and other than that, am I missing something? 

1 year, 6 months ago on Rumor: Marvel interested in Adam Sandler/Jim Carrey for Guardians of the Galaxy

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@guest23 thanks, I appreciate the correction. I was an art major ;-)

1 year, 6 months ago on TV Spot: Oblivion

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I'm also a huge fan of "The Preachers Wife".

1 year, 6 months ago on 12 days of Christmas, Ryan’s top 12 Christmas films

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It has potential.  I like the music and what appears to be a look back into Kirk's childhood seems interesting.  This film certainly has some lofty expectations to meet.  We still don't know anything about the plot other than Benedict Cumberbatch is going to wreak havoc in the lives of the Enterprise crew, which is fine but running a little thin.  Can't wait to see how they intend to maintain my interest over the next few months...

1 year, 7 months ago on Check out the new teaser for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

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@The realivyleague Dang dude, you can at least comment on the post before plugging in your site (which is nice by the way). 

1 year, 7 months ago on I miss Mel Gibson: Let’s Talk “Get the Gringo”

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It seems 'OK'. It certainly doesn't seem "bad", but it's way too early to tell. I'm not sure how I feel about the idea of the film focusing on the aspect of Kal trying to find his place in the world.  I hope he doesn't spend too much time brooding from place to place with heroics sprinkled in between, BUT there certainly is potential for something amazing in this trailer.

1 year, 7 months ago on Behold! The Man of Steel trailer #2

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I like the action. It certainly has a style to it thanks to its ginormous budget but the real interest here is with the story. Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger, the man who can't die in battle, and the relationship he has with Depp's Tonto and the questionable judgement of his horse.  It's definitely a 'buddy cop' movie of the old west and with enough spectacle sprinkled in it'll be a nice popcorn flick.

1 year, 7 months ago on Trailer #2: The Lone Ranger

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1 year, 7 months ago on test livefyre 12-12-12

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 @TheBeardReview I really need to stop changing his name... Thanks dude.

1 year, 7 months ago on J.J. Abrams talks about Benedict Cumberbatch’s Star Trek Character

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 @MichaelBerrard thats pretty pimp.

1 year, 7 months ago on Let’s check out one more TV spot for The Hobbit

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 @mattman64 Wow. Wow. Wow. I think I need to take a 5 min break... lol

1 year, 7 months ago on Benedict Cumberbatch’s Star Trek character revealed?

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 @KevinC1 He does look the part, but I thought Routh did at first too. I like that he's has a much stronger build and reflects the Jim Lee style of drawing the character and I hope they find a way to balance this look with his more sensitive side. I don't want the dimwit Clark seen in the Donnor films but rather the nerdy/introvert/do-gooder Clark that they've shown in Grant Morrison's current run with the character.

 

And thanks for the correction, not sure why I keep putting in that E, 

1 year, 7 months ago on Another look at Henry Cavill as Superman

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I hate having this attitude. I wish it was different, but sarcastically speaking I feel that if the movie isnt directed by Uwe Boll or Paul W.S. Anderson then the project is highly unlikely to release. Far Cry, Metal Gear Solid, Tomb Raider, Uncharted, God of War, Bioshock, Halo, Gears of War, World of Warcraft, Mass Effect, Spy hunter, Just Cause, Shadow of the Colossus, and a ton more have been announced but no progress. Sure some get released like Prince of Persia and Silent Hill, but those are the exceptions.

 

I hate that my feelings are the way they are, but can you blame me?

1 year, 7 months ago on Ubisoft and New Regency formally announce Splinter Cell film

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@JamesM You gotta remember that a decent amount of time passed between BB and TDK. At least Enough for copycats to start masquerading as Batman. He could have gotten a lot of scars then.

1 year, 7 months ago on The Dark Knight Rises: Behind the Scenes of Batman vs. Bane

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I'm with you on this. I remember watching Bale and Neeson practicing in Batman Begins, I remember Batman taking apart the police and the joker's henchmen in a cerebral way near the end of The Dark Knight. A lot of things were still there in this third film but I was completely underwhelmed with the fighting itself. It was slow, weird, and not at all like what we saw in the 2 films prior. 

1 year, 7 months ago on The Dark Knight Rises: Behind the Scenes of Batman vs. Bane

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 @Ally1524 I would, but my aprt building won't let me install Dish. Can't wait til someone makes this stuff work over the internet...

1 year, 7 months ago on Review: Red Dawn

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I thought about this too but had a hard time coming up with other characters/villains they could face. Braniac? I think that'll be saved for the Man of Steel sequel. Lobo? Legion of Doom? I just am not familiar with the other JL villains. Despero?

1 year, 7 months ago on Rumor: Darkseid will be our villain in Justice League movie

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Maybe, but it would be weird for the U.S. government to subjugate themselves that way. I'm sure that the government has some significant presence purely due to the fact that Christopher Meloni is cast in the movie as some sort of General and can't wait to find out how.

1 year, 7 months ago on Poster: Man of Steel

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The more I think about it the less I see this film as a "James Bond" movie but rather as a movie with James Bond in it.I get that it was supposed to be retro and a throwback but I hated how I had to just accept plot holes and weak character development for Bardem's character. It was good, just not satisfying for me.

1 year, 7 months ago on Review: Skyfall

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 @DougCorner I'm pretty sure the Magneto movie got scrapped and folded into "First Class", but there's still a semi-related Deadpool film that's supposedly in some form of development as well...

1 year, 7 months ago on Is Hugh Jackman in Days of Future Past?

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 @Ally1524 I wasn't thrilled with the film but it's watchable. I don't think its something thats a 'must see' in theaters. You Dish people have it nice...

1 year, 7 months ago on Review: Red Dawn

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 @JamesM I take that as a compliment. 

1 year, 7 months ago on Review: Skyfall

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 @slinkyproductions Same here. John had some good things to say about the film that really piqued my interest.

1 year, 8 months ago on Review: Skyfall

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He's no RDJ. That being said Franco does have talent and potential. I base this on my impression of him carrying Rise of the Planet of the Apes so I would like to believe he can be the lead in this film as well. My disappointment with him in the role is mainly because RDJ and Franco would likely take the character in different directions with my assumption that RDJ would be more whimsical and fun.

1 year, 8 months ago on So that’s what James Franco looks like in Oz the Great and Powerful

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I wouldn't hold my breath. It's like hoping there isn't some over sexualized hot chick leaning over the hood of a car...

1 year, 8 months ago on How much time has passed in Transformers 4

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 @KevinC1 I prefer Singer over Vaughn as I still think First Class was incredibly overrated. Switching leads to Magneto would be cool but I get the impression its going to be McAvoy's Xavier. I'm hoping for an amalgamation of AoA and Days of Future Past with this one.

1 year, 8 months ago on Bryan Singer will begin filming Days of Future past in April

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it could be worse...

1 year, 8 months ago on Mark Wahlberg CONFIRMED for Transformers 4

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Labyrinth and Little Monsters.

1 year, 8 months ago on Guest Post: Five Scariest Children’s Movies

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@Jordan77 if it helps, I was being selective and mostly kidding.

1 year, 8 months ago on Jamie Foxx as Electro in the next Spider-Man…WTF?!?!

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Agreed. When I heard the news I pictured him as MotherFucker Jones, (horrible bosses), with an extension cord or something.

 

1 year, 8 months ago on Jamie Foxx as Electro in the next Spider-Man…WTF?!?!

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Another Chick Flick post? Man, you might've just lost another man-point...

1 year, 8 months ago on Harrison Ford and Zac Efron set to star in ‘You Belong To Me’

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Thanks man, fixed.

1 year, 8 months ago on NYFA Guest Post: Bob Z Returns to Live Action

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 @bernardgita After some time to digest the news I've come to the conclusion that Disney is absolutely the best home for this franchise. Disney has, so far, done an outstanding job with handling the Marvel and Pixar brands and inspire a lot more confidence than most other studios taking over the properties. 

1 year, 8 months ago on Disney bought Star Wars… SERIOUSLY!!! Star Wars Episode 7 in 2015!!!

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We still have to see what effect, if any, Mark Millar has on that franchise. There's some added potential with that guy on board. 

1 year, 8 months ago on Don’t give up yet!! 5 comic book films that deserve a reboot…

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 @KevinC1 I'm pretty sure you're correct in that it's intended to be a standalone. I thought the motivation/rationalization was to just distance the film from the X-Men: Origins film due to negative reception of some of the character treatment, and I don't know how much or how far they can go with that especially when releasing images like this to screw with us. 

1 year, 8 months ago on New image of The Wolverine with… bone claws??

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I'm game if enough people want that. let's see who else chimes in!

1 year, 8 months ago on Chick Flick Friday: ‘True Blood’s’ Carrie Preston talks about her film ‘That’s What She Said’

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That makes the bone claws even more confusing...

1 year, 8 months ago on New image of The Wolverine with… bone claws??

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I agree. I really like the new trailer but the idea of them remaking any other films without Bruce is downright blasphemy. 

 

Maybe they can make new stories...?

1 year, 9 months ago on Bruce Campbell gives ‘Evil Dead’ remake his blessing

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 @ChrisAndress I agree that the changes to the character are jarring to say the least. This will NOT be the same Jack Reacher but will be an interpretation of the character to the best of TC's ability. Will it be what we were expecting? no. Will it be awesome? Time will tell...

1 year, 9 months ago on Poster: Jack Reacher

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 @WillLambert  @47 It is, and I caught that too. It's a bit strange but I'm sure it was intentional!

1 year, 9 months ago on Trailer: Iron Man 3

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 @KevinC1 Not yet, but I'm with you and miss those guys too.

1 year, 9 months ago on Review: Sinister

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 @screamqueen77 You are a very clever commentor....... and I agree with everything you said!

1 year, 9 months ago on A Mark Millar report from the set of Kick-Ass 2

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@bradf57 the village by shyamalan

1 year, 9 months ago on Jason Will Wear Sack And Mask

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@KevinC1 Dude. Baby steps...

1 year, 9 months ago on Review: Sinister

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 @KevinC1 not just a treat, get used to it ;-)

1 year, 9 months ago on Review: Sinister

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Congratz on post 100! TMB wouldn't be the same without ya man!

 

As far as Hammer as the Dark Knight... let's see how The Long Ranger shapes up to get a better idea of what he can do as a hero.

1 year, 9 months ago on Rumor: Could Armie Hammer be the next Batman?

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 @Banditek Re-added, thanks

1 year, 9 months ago on Trailer: A Good Day to Die Hard

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 @Glenndometrium I can understand the criticisms of Maguire and some of the outlook of him being whiney. I get that. The first 2 spider-man films developed great villains and told their stories a lot better than the crap we got with this reboot. 

 

Dr. Octavius > Dr. Connors

1 year, 9 months ago on How it Should Have Ended: The Amazing Spider-Man

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Hopefully this goes better than the Roast of Charlie Sheen

1 year, 9 months ago on Seth MacFarlene a Great Choice for Oscar Host

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 @Glenndometrium The acting was better yet the overall film wasn't. 

1 year, 9 months ago on How it Should Have Ended: The Amazing Spider-Man

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 @planetmatt All of the pages are working for me right now, have you tried clearing your cache? any pages in particular that you can't load?

1 year, 10 months ago on A video of Gollum reading the Hobbit… to children

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True. So very true.

1 year, 10 months ago on Wow, there’s a lot of action in this clip from Taken 2

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Thats a good question. I'm also a fan of the book and the animated film. I'll see if I can dig up any information and let you know my findings...

1 year, 10 months ago on Paramount to Adapt Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIHM

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 @errikka The franchise has done well by re-inventing itself. There's no telling how long this one can go if they're able to keep the storylines interesting.

1 year, 10 months ago on Fast Six set photos and footage show the muscle cars and a TANK!

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 @epicresearch3 you look like a bot to me....

1 year, 10 months ago on Legit or Bullshit: Is this our Ant-Man teaser poster?

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Hey Lizbeth! Congratulations! You won! I sent you an e-mail, please be sure to check your spam.

1 year, 10 months ago on Contest Giveaway: What’s Your favorite scene from the Resident Evil films? 2 collectors limited edition caps up for grabs

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 @jamielovesweeping Congrats! You're a winner! I sent you an e-mail, be sure to check your spam!

1 year, 10 months ago on Contest Giveaway: What’s Your favorite scene from the Resident Evil films? 2 collectors limited edition caps up for grabs

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 @Maheshpal It is a bit bittersweet but I have to admit that I really enjoyed Garfield as the new Peter Parker

1 year, 10 months ago on This uncovered “The Amazing Spiderman” synopsis actually seems original-ish

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 @Carebare128 I preferred Rachel Weisz as well. Her absence was noticeable in the 3rd film and if they do continue the franchise with Fraser then I hope to see her return as well.

1 year, 10 months ago on The Mummy 4, 5 and 6?

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 @ScipioGarling I admit that I am a pretty tough critic but every once in a while I'm pleasantly surprised. I have to admit that it's been a while since a Mondo poster gave me that impression.

1 year, 10 months ago on Mondo’s Batcave poster

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 @WillLambert Hey Will. Hardy is an interesting choice and really made me second guess my initial thought but I'm sticking with my guns in that Hemsworth would be the better choice for He-Man. I can't see Hardy with the blonde...

1 year, 11 months ago on Dolph Lundgren wants Channing Tatum or Chris Hemsworth for He-Man

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Hey Hailey. Thanks for commenting. The article is about whether or not mainstream audiences know who he is, not whether or not aficionados like us who go out of their way to find out such things.

 

Thanks again!

1 year, 11 months ago on Are American Moviegoers Suppose to Know Who Richard Ayoade is?

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 @Danny C October 26th is the London premiere

1 year, 11 months ago on New Behind the Scenes Skyfall photos

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I also noticed something different about his face but just chalked it up to typical Hollywood plastic surgery. I actually like the difference in his appearance and think it will be a credit to his performance if it's as good as we all hope.

1 year, 11 months ago on Javier Bardem is blonde in new Bond

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I hadn't noticed that one before. .. 

1 year, 11 months ago on Avengers Mid-Credit scene in HD

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 @matt090682 But that's my point. It's very hard to pay attention to the stars of short lived TV shows. Society's attention span is not known for it's longevity. The expectation that he's a recognized name in order to be marketing in similar fashion to Ben Stiller is on one hand flattering but on the other questionable.

1 year, 11 months ago on Are American Moviegoers Suppose to Know Who Richard Ayoade is?

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 @MatthewParker I'm confused. To me I read this as Kenny pointing out the poor marketing of Ayoade to help unfamiliar audiences become introduced to who he is as an actor. I don't read this as an attack on Ayoade but a statement of fact that he isn't being "introduced" properly so that we can get to know him.

1 year, 11 months ago on Are American Moviegoers Suppose to Know Who Richard Ayoade is?

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 @MatthewParker I'm pretty sure this post was meant as a question and as a way to highlight the marketing of an unfamiliar face being headlined in the materials. It's good to know that if someone put my name on the poster that people like you would be there to defend me when it's questioned who I am. Who hasn't heard of Anthony from The Movie Blog?

1 year, 11 months ago on Are American Moviegoers Suppose to Know Who Richard Ayoade is?

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isn't satire common in the UK?

1 year, 11 months ago on Are American Moviegoers Suppose to Know Who Richard Ayoade is?

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It's not the fault of the film maker, it's the fault of the marketing. His name is completely uncommon in the U.S. and he doesn't typically noticeably appear in anything that would introduce us to him.As such it's the responsibility of the marketing to help us better understand why we should be excited for his inclusion rather than us having to ask you, no?

1 year, 11 months ago on Are American Moviegoers Suppose to Know Who Richard Ayoade is?

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thanks!

2 years ago on 2 Teaser Trailers: Man of Steel

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I ran the text in this article through 3 different spell checks. mind helping me by pointing out the issue?

2 years ago on The Return of James Bond’s’ Aston Martin DB5

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 @Royal It certainly did! a lot of early reviews from Comic-Con say that the entire film is just as brutal and pretty entertaining!

2 years ago on Dredd drops a new gory trailer clip

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 @llbunbaoll Happens when we're publishing a new post. Working on fixing that...

2 years ago on They're listening! 2 more clips for The Dark Knight Rises

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That, my friend, is highly debatable.

2 years ago on Will Michael Fassbender break the videogame curse with Assassins Creed?

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 @BrentLittle yo, dude. send me an e-mail or i have to pick another winner

2 years ago on Contest: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Giveaway

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 @BrentLittle You, my friend are the winner. Please send me an e-mail.

2 years ago on Contest: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Giveaway

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Apologies. Caffeine fueled posts aint nothing to eff wit.

2 years ago on Poster: The Man With The Iron Fists

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 @screw_you Did you actually read the article?

2 years ago on Why Heath Ledger’s Joker Sucked – Sticking To The Source Material

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 @JamesM please elaborate

2 years ago on Review: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

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all fixed now! ;-)

2 years, 1 month ago on Trailer: Dredd

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Nolan's Batman has been an amalgamation of quite a few different interpretations of Batman and I think if well written they can continue to cherry pick great ideas and make them into a great film. The new Batman film looks like a mix of Knightfall and No Man's Land, and adding in some other League of Shadows stories for good measure. I would rather that they are unrestricted in their attempts of making great films and use whatever they want. 

 

And I like Terry McGinnis!

2 years, 1 month ago on Searching for Batman: The History of Batman on screen

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We're doing a giveaway of the book right now! Check it out here:

 

http://themovieblog.com/2012/contest-abraham-lincoln-vampire-hunter-giveaway/

2 years, 1 month ago on Trailer: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter… on a train

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 @Ryan Brown TMB I think you misunderstood my point. Characters constantly don't receive attention they deserve no matter how strong they are or how well written. It's part of the reason that movie studios are apprehensive to release certain solo Avenger movies because tho they are great characters many people won't even give them a chance. I think a Dr. Strange movie would be awesome  but I suspect that unless he was presented in a Harry Potter style of marketing he won't be easily accepted. Miles is enjoying success as a character right now and has generated an audience. It's possible that he would have received the attention and success that his character deserves without the Spider-Man title but it's highly improbable.

2 years, 1 month ago on Are original story ideas better than adaptations?

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The "S" symbol is the "El" family crest.

 

Jor-El and Kal-El's outfits both feature the symbol as did Supergirl whom is Superman's cousin Kara Zor-El.

2 years, 1 month ago on These are our Man of Steel costumes

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 @Ryan Brown TMB There are plenty of reasons why Miles shouldn't have taken a "Scarlet Spider" type role. Namely, Scarlet Spider. Do you remember the feedback from fans when the Scarlet Spider character temporarily took over the Spider-Man titles? I still own a copy of The Amazing Scarlet Spider #1 and my memory of the feedback from that loosely involved pitchforks and torches. Not to mention when the Ben Reilly character outright took over the Spider-Man title and tried to let Peter Parker retire... I still firmly believe that killing off Ultimate Peter Parker is the best way to help Miles get a fair shake from readers.

2 years, 1 month ago on Are original story ideas better than adaptations?

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 @Ryan Brown TMB Jason Bourne still has an opportunity to explain why it ties into the Bourne name and justify itself. It is set within the Bourne universe and, like Miles, may not have been given a fair shake for the mass public if had chosen a name that didn't reference the character. The name is clearly the lure. 

2 years, 1 month ago on Are original story ideas better than adaptations?

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 @Ryan Brown TMB It's funny that you mention the TMNT remake as I was going to cite that and the Bourne Ultimatum in first reply. I'd thought about the origins of TMNT for a while and the more I think about it the more I think that as long as Leonardo leads, Dontallo does machines, Raphael is the turtle with 'tude and Michaelangelo is a party dude then I think the origns will seem superfluous as long as the characteristics are maintained.

 

Miles is Spider-Man in my opinion from the costume to his personality and powers. Miles is not Peter Parker in name but in spirit and has a mantra that he constantly asks himself in "What would Peter do?". If you substituted Miles for Peter in the same backstory it may be pretty difficult to argue that he doesn't embody or follow the same heroism and selflessness that made Peter so appreciable. He even cracks the same jokes as Peter mid battle and has a hilarious moment when Omega Red confuses him for Peter and exclaims "You used that joke last time!" with Miles responding "I did?!".

2 years, 1 month ago on Are original story ideas better than adaptations?

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@Ryan Brown TMB

Glad your are a proponent for adaptation! My issue has been in your thinking is that the foundations of the character supersede the name and face behind the mask. The examples given are perfect in that neither Bruce Wayne or Clark Kent are the true identities of either Batman or Superman, and instead Batman and Superman are the true identities of Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent. In other words Bruce Wayne is the mask, not Batman. If Batman were to drop the Bruce Wayne identity and adopt any other then I feel that as long as the core characteristics are preserved than it's STILL BATMAN. 

 

Miles Morales is not Peter Parker but he IS SPIDER-MAN. He reflects all of the qualities and characteristics that have become synonymous with the character over the years and I feel that using the spider-man name is the justified.

 

2 years, 1 month ago on Are original story ideas better than adaptations?

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 @jmanagement  @jaziHI James Franco is also worthy of an honorable mention but I feel he needs to continue exposing himself to audiences to gain further recognition for his talent.

 

127 hours made great strides toward showcasing his range on an academic level, and if he maintains selecting films like that he can further develop himself into being among the top 5. My issue with him is his spotty role selection and I feel that he too often attaches himself with films that have an incredible premise but don't exploit him as an actor to the fullest extent.

2 years, 1 month ago on Prelude to A vs R: Top 5 actors within last 5 years

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 @Hot Pie Fassbender is worthy of an honorable mention. He's a very talented actor and is quite enjoyable onscreen and only needs to continue to build his body of work.

2 years, 1 month ago on Prelude to A vs R: Top 5 actors within last 5 years

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 @ScottHarrigan I'm optimistic about the film. I think the movie is in good hands with Shane Black directing and there appear to be a lot of elements and players in this film to make the scope seem that much larger than the previous film.

2 years, 1 month ago on Advanced Idea Mechanics in Iron Man 3

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you gotta admit, it's a nice nip.

2 years, 1 month ago on NSFW: Lindsay Lohan’s Boobs pop out while filming ‘Liz & Dick’

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 @roseywinter  At the moment I'm also doubting that it will be his last. Seems like it's just his favorite salary negotiation tactic.

2 years, 1 month ago on Michael Bay PROMISES Transformers 4 will be his last

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 @insanesoul  Welcome to TMB where nudity is no stranger. Check out our other fine posts that were posted as 'news' over the years

 

http://themovieblog.com/2009/naked-jessica-biel-photos-from-blue-powder/

 

http://themovieblog.com/2005/anne-hathaway-nude/

 

http://themovieblog.com/2006/bold-bryce-dallas-howard-naked-shots-from-manderlay/

 

Hope the revelation doesn't scare ya. What don't you like about the new design? We have another post where folks have decided to give us some constructive criticism and suggestions and would love to know what you might like to contribute as well.

2 years, 1 month ago on NSFW: Lindsay Lohan’s Boobs pop out while filming ‘Liz & Dick’

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@McHale that's exactly what told Elliot when I read this. The wachowskis sure love their children stories. Alice in wonderland was latent in the matrix.

2 years, 1 month ago on Jupiter Ascending info revealed

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 @PanayiotisVerropoulos  @ScottHarrigan Tim Burton is one of the producers

2 years, 1 month ago on Wow. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter CAN be Historically accurate

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You think that's bad, you should see the ones that get rejected!

2 years, 1 month ago on I like this international banner for The Dark Knight Rises more than the others

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 @ScottHarrigan With Resident Evil you just can't raise the bar too high. Sadly. But it is still the most successful gaming franchise turned movie franchise adaptation around.

2 years, 1 month ago on Oh yeah, Resident Evil Retribution

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we actually get more comments now.. kinda.. for a while we had dual commenting systems with Facebook comments that was even more popular. the good thing about livefyre is that it's a persistent login. I logged in once a few months ago and haven't had to since.

2 years, 1 month ago on Yes, this is the Movie Blog… just a NEW look

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 @BAFM Hey, if you don't e0mail me today I have to choose another winner...

2 years, 1 month ago on TMB Contest: Win a DVD copy of Frozen Planet

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Thank you sir!

2 years, 1 month ago on Oh yeah, Resident Evil Retribution

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you can also use your Google or linkedin id as well.

2 years, 1 month ago on Yes, this is the Movie Blog… just a NEW look

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you didn't have to sign up... you can post as a guest, or use your facebook, or use your twitter login info. livefyre takes em all!

2 years, 1 month ago on Yes, this is the Movie Blog… just a NEW look

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 @matt090682 first, i love your avatar. 

 

second, thanks for the feedback and we are listening and working to incorporate the feedback.

2 years, 1 month ago on Yes, this is the Movie Blog… just a NEW look

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 @X__ send me an e-mail and we'll go over the details

2 years, 1 month ago on TMB Contest: Win a DVD copy of Frozen Planet

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 @X__ early birds do catch the worm (corny, i know)... but you won! send me an e-mail :-)

2 years, 1 month ago on TMB Contest: Win a DVD copy of Frozen Planet

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 @BAFM Glad you love it. You're a winner! Send me an e-mail ;-)

2 years, 1 month ago on TMB Contest: Win a DVD copy of Frozen Planet

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 @gandalf83 Thanks! We're listening to all the feedback that you guys provide and making some tweaks as we go along. More Ideas and new stuff within the coming weeks!

2 years, 1 month ago on The Dark Knight Rises: 2 new TV Spots and a poster

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 @bearserker wow. CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. You my friend deserve a no-prize. 

 

changed some colors. hope it reduces the requirements of sunglasses while reading for everyone ;-)

2 years, 1 month ago on Yes, this is the Movie Blog… just a NEW look

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 @Ruth Jones might be because its a wordpress site ;-)

2 years, 1 month ago on Yes, this is the Movie Blog… just a NEW look

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wow... that's a lil extreme...

2 years, 1 month ago on Yes, this is the Movie Blog… just a NEW look

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Why can't he just be Deadpool?!

2 years, 2 months ago on Ryan Reynolds may be The Highlander

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 @DasmOner Yep, Freeman played Alex Cross in Kiss the Girls, and Along Came a Spider. Might be a bit too old to reprise so they decided to recast and sorta reboot.

2 years, 2 months ago on Matthew Fox looks CRAZY in “I, Alex Cross”

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 @DasmOner That is Ed Burns! more reason to be excited... I'm gonna try to force myself to imagine Idris Elba in Tyler Perry's role unless he somehow surprises me with an appreciable performance.

2 years, 2 months ago on Matthew Fox looks CRAZY in “I, Alex Cross”

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Personally I wouldn't mind She-Hulk to make her way on to the Avengers. Sure 1 Hulk is plenty but another might be needed with the cosmic direction they're aiming their films toward. 

 

I also vote for Valkyrie.

2 years, 2 months ago on Joss Whedon wants more female superheroes in the next Avengers

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 @gandalf83 Thanks Gandalf! Do I watch movies? Actually i have them optically projected directly into my brain. Who has time to watch anymore?

 

And the play on words was to highlight the faux 'flatness' of the image. He took a 3 dimensional film and made it look like a paper cut out!

 

And if you wanna be hyper critical, cuz you know... it's fun!, sans reference of watching the film you'd notice that Buzz actually appears to be "behind" woody. His little jetpack stream is behind the walkie talkie on the desk which is, based on perspective, behind Woody. Could be a simple mistake, could be completely intentional to encourage discussion such as this.

2 years, 2 months ago on Mondo Poster: Toy Story

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thanks!

 

How do you feel about the Rihanna rumor?

2 years, 2 months ago on Is Rihanna being added to the cast of Fast and Furious 6?

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I think its funny that you think it's funny!

 

I re-watched this trailer and was reminded why this movie is barely holding a place on the radar. The 2nd movie didnt do the franchise any favors and this 3rd film is different but hasn't given me that sense of 'Wonder' that I felt with the first movie. Maybe I'll change my mind after seeing in theaters

2 years, 2 months ago on This new Men in Black 3 international poster is odd

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 @Royal Glad to be of service because.... YOU WON! Contact me via e-mail ASAP!

2 years, 2 months ago on TMB Contest: Win a Mission Impossible DVD and Movie Poster

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1000!!!!!

Thanks TMB and readers for the great ride!

 

I've enjoyed it and I hope everyone else does as well.

 

2 years, 2 months ago on New trailer for Pixar’s Brave

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 @MattMitchell Hey Matt! Have you tried clicking on your avatar and editing your settings?

2 years, 2 months ago on The Movie Blog's new commenting system

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 @tamra42 I also loved the movie and should have a review for you guys by tomorrow!

2 years, 3 months ago on Trailer: Think Like a Man

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 @StevenPaluch  I just got updated that the ads are currently set so they do not display more than once every 12 hours based on the IP you are accessing the site. I found out from testing that once you mute the ads that they stay muted the next day when it re-appears, have you tried this?

2 years, 3 months ago on Director Adam McKay reveals Anchorman info

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 @StevenPaluch Hey Steven. We have those ads configured to appear a maximum of once a day per user. Are you seeing them more frequently than this?

2 years, 3 months ago on Director Adam McKay reveals Anchorman info

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 @StevenPaluch Which ad in particular are you referring to? We are conscience of the ad presence on the site and try not to make the too intrusive to the reading experience and have something in the pipes to make them even less intrusive. Hope you understand that the ads are needed to help us cover expenses of running the site and keep with us while we work on implementing our changes.

2 years, 3 months ago on Director Adam McKay reveals Anchorman info

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Sadly Fox has the rights to all the mutants so we won't be able to enjoy and cross referencing for quite some time. Id love to see him or Spidey in an Avengers movie.

2 years, 3 months ago on Rumor: Possible plot detail revealed in latest Avengers TV clip

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you mean Cobie Smulders? Check out the show "How I Met Your Mother"~!

2 years, 3 months ago on 24 New Hi-Res Avengers photos

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I enjoyed the movie but was a little disappointed.I liked it because I grew up with the films and felt it was one of the better sequels but one that relied pretty heavily on nostalgic feelings which is a good thing if you're a fan of the series but not so good if you're a newbie to the franchise. I actually was a little disappointed in the lack of maturation of the franchise and the characters but I am admittedly a sucker for the films and will try to watch again once it hits Bluray and/or cable.

2 years, 3 months ago on Review: American Reunion

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 @BrandonSmith1 thanks!

2 years, 3 months ago on Captain America 2 release date announced

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