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What Marvel superhero do you enjoy the most?

Iron Man 1 14.29%
 
Thor 0 0.00%
 
Hulk 0 0.00%
 
Spiderman 1 14.29%
 
Xmen -post individually below 1 14.29%
 
Ant Man 0 0.00%
 
other Avenger -post individually below 0 0.00%
 
GotG- see above example 2 28.57%
 
other post below 0 0.00%
 
DC bro!!!! 2 28.57%
 
Total:7

This weekend I was in a B movie mood, but it didn't turn out well.

First I tried Zombie apocalypse, it was a good laugh for the cheesy acting, cheap sets and over the top exploding head shots but I couldn't take more then 20 minutes before turning it off.

Next was Ghost voyage. It started of interesting, kinda gave me hope that it would be something like the original Cube. But that feeling soon passed. After 15 minutes it was erased.

Last was the 7 adventures of Sinbad. Wow, who thought it was a good idea to make this. It was so terrible I couldn't even laugh at the bad script, terrible acting and ps1 era visual effects.
I had a lovely time playing GT5 instead.



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SvennoJ said:
This weekend I was in a B movie mood, but it didn't turn out well.

First I tried Zombie apocalypse, it was a good laugh for the cheesy acting, cheap sets and over the top exploding head shots but I couldn't take more then 20 minutes before turning it off.

Next was Ghost voyage. It started of interesting, kinda gave me hope that it would be something like the original Cube. But that feeling soon passed. After 15 minutes it was erased.

Last was the 7 adventures of Sinbad. Wow, who thought it was a good idea to make this. It was so terrible I couldn't even laugh at the bad script, terrible acting and ps1 era visual effects.
I had a lovely time playing GT5 instead.

I actually bought my kids Mystery Science Theater 3000 the movie. A B-movie about three beings watching B-movies. Fun just because I remember watching the show as a kid. But there was no value other than that.



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Is the new Dredd film suppossed to be any good?



RedInker said:
Is the new Dredd film suppossed to be any good?


As an over the top 90's action movie staring Stallone, it really was not too bad. Well....it was bad, but B-Movie bad I think. The British seem to love Dredd. Recently there was a flash or iphone game made for it. I did a thread on it. The comic book is big over there as well from what I am told. I do not have high hopes for it, but Urban can be either a hit or a miss. I enjoy him in almost everything so I will try to see it.



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spurgeonryan said:
RedInker said:
Is the new Dredd film suppossed to be any good?


As an over the top 90's action movie staring Stallone, it really was not too bad. Well....it was bad, but B-Movie bad I think. The British seem to love Dredd. Recently there was a flash or iphone game made for it. I did a thread on it. The comic book is big over there as well from what I am told. I do not have high hopes for it, but Urban can be either a hit or a miss. I enjoy him in almost everything so I will try to see it.



The Stallone film sucked ass. So much potential. Dredds pretty big over here. My brother is a big fan of the Dredd/2000AD comics. He has been collecting since he was in his mid teens. Hes 38 now.



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Nicolas Cage

He has gone from 80's teen icon, to Comic actor, to serious big budget star, and back down to nothing more than a fading icon of cinema. What happened to Nicolas Cage?

 

Peggy Sue Got Married
Charlie Bodell

 
1986 The Boy in Blue
Ned Hanlan
 
1984 Racing with the Moon
Nicky/Bud
 
1983 Valley Girl
Randy
 

1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High

From Bottom to top.

He started out in 1982, in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High, then Valley girl, and then finally Peggy Sue Got Married. It was a good start for a young, unknown actor. Enough to at least get him the roll that made him a real star.

Raising Arizona, Moonstruck, and Vampire's Kiss basically put him on the map as a comedic actor. But even then he was still on the level of Jason Patrick or Edward Burns. Just right on the edge of being something. After Arizona it would be another 3-4 years before his real career actually started to take off. FireBirds with Tommy Lee Jones was the beginning of his long road up from the floor of Hollywood.

 

Guarding Tess
Doug Chesnic

 
1993 Deadfall
Eddie
 
1993 Amos & Andrew
Amos Odell
 
1992 Honeymoon in Vegas
Jack Singer
 
1991 Zandalee
Johnny Collins
 

1990 Wild at Heart
Sailor Ripley

From Bottom to top.

After FireBirds it was one minor hit after the other. Honeymoon in Vegas was a particularly big hit for him. Not only did it make around ten million dollars on a 25 million dollar budget, but it was good with critics, and viewers came back to it again and again over the years.  This was the movie where mainstream viewers started to realize who this actor was. Guarding Tess would be another medium sized hit for Cage. Again it was not that it was a big movie box office wise, just a movie that showed viewers more of who he was. By this time he was pretty well known in the industry. After Tess, he was in four other little hits before his big box-office movie debut.

Kiss of Death, Trapped in Paradise, It could happen to you, and Leaving Las Vegas all helped show big movie execs that he could do it all. Comedy( trapped in Paradise), Drama/action ( Kiss of Death and Leaving Las Vegas) and even a romantic genre in It could Happen to You. This all helped give him the call for The Rock! Starring along side some of Hollywoods greatest actors. Ed Harris and even Sean Connery. That was the movie that changed his life!

As Mild Mannered Chemical weapons specialist Stanley Goodspeed, Nic Cage was brought on to save San Fransico from Ex-Military scum who wanted to bring justice to forgotten American soldiers and get rich quick. Along with Sir Sean Connery, who played an ex-spy who once resided at Alcatraz as a prisoner, take down the terrorist to save the day and totally blow up the deserted Alcatraz island.

Was Nicolas Cage meant to be an action star?

This huge hit, for 90's standards, sent Cage's career skyrocketing!

Ghost Rider
Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider

 
2006 The Ant Bully
Zoc (voice)
 
2002 Sonny
Acid Yellow
 
1999 8MM
Tom Welles
 

1997 Con Air
Cameron Poe

 

Starting from bottom to top he was in 9-10 big movies! Snake eyes was sort of a miss, along with 8mm, Bringing out the Dead, Captain Corelli's Mandolin and The Weather Man. But in between he was gold, untouchable! Those misses were not forgotten though. He was not the bankable start that Hollywood thought he was. Gone in Sixty Seconds and later on Ghost Rider would help him save face , but even that could only last so long.

"Next" slammed into Cage's career like a ton of bricks. It was panned by critics, and no one seemed to care to see it in theaters. I, per usual, really enjoyed it, but I am only one man. With a budget of 70 million dollars and a marketing budget that brough that up even higher, Next was only able to bring in around 76 million dollars worldwide.

Then Cage released a un-needed sequel to National Treasure. It did well, but did nothing to help his career slide out. Then came his next bomb! Bangkok Dangerous was filmed on a 45 million dollar budget, but was unable to cross 43 million dollars world wide. His next film, "Knowing", by new film studio Summit Entertainment was able to keep the naysayers at bay, but even that did not last long. He was then hit with three nasty little movies all at once. G-force,   The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans, and Astro boy. Two of these movies were just Cartoons that did not really matter to his career, but Bad Lieutenant was just another Cage size disasters.

Since this last spree of failure by Cage he has managed to yet again put out a few decent movies. Sorcerer's Apprentice ( based on the Mickey mouse sequence in Fantasia), Ghost Rider 2, and Season of the Witch have been able to make him some money. But the movies inbetween have managed to be horrendous for the companies that have made them, movie goers, and his career.

I would say that most of his bad movies will or should some day be seen as almost cult like films. Especially things like Drive Angry, Next, and Snake Eyes. But the future does not help his career now. Coming up he has a sequel to Kick-Ass in a supporting role, and National Treasure 3 to milk some more.

It seems to me that The Rock made his career what it is today, but it also kind of destroyed the career that he had before it. He may or may not have become the big star that he is today. What we do know, is that before he was in The Rock he was pushing out small hit after small hit after hit. Now he is in a struggle to constantly live up to his last movie and make a lot of money. Even as he ages, loses more hair, and gets less interesting and zany in every movie that we see him in. I would say that it can only go down from here for Cage, but that would be false. Bruce Willis started out as a Comedic actor as well, and his career never ends. Die Hard 5 is coming, he is in Expendables 2, and he is even in the upcoming movie of Comic Con, Looper. But in Cage's case I do not think it will be easy.

 

What do you all think?



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Hey Spurge, the graveyard scene you showed from The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly is one of my favorite scenes from a Leone movie ever and I would never say anything bad about that movie. The thing is that the scene where we find out why Charles Bronsan's character always carries around the harmonica and what he finally does with the harmonica at the end of Once Upon A Time in the West is even better. Do you know what I'm talking about or have you not seen the movie?



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amp316 said:
Hey Spurge, the graveyard scene you showed from The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly is one of my favorite scenes from a Leone movie ever and I would never say anything bad about that movie. The thing is that the scene where we find out why Charles Bronsan's character always carries around the harmonica and what he finally does with the harmonica at the end of Once Upon A Time in the West is even better. Do you know what I'm talking about or have you not seen the movie?


Wa Wa Watch you talkin bout boi! Of course I have seen it. I have it sitting on my shelf full of VHS at this very moment.

There is also the Bridge scene, the scene when Blondie gives the Dying soldier a cigar and then he shoots Tuco, There is the Hanging scenes, Desert scene, Great music throughout, and of course there is the scene where tuco escapes the train. I would say that the good the Bad and the ugly is quite long, but that is not really a bad thing.

That was a good final scene, but what was so great about it? He wins in a battle with Henry Fonda ( loved him in The Grapes of Rath!) then shoves the Harmonica in his mouth as he dies because it happened to him at some point I believe. This movie is considered a cult classic, right? I guess this is another Brosnan thing, I grew up with Clint Eastwood and did not watch this movie until I was in my 20's. While I really enjoyed it, I do not really see any reason to change my mind. Both movies were filled with great scenes, and Sergio Leon was a great director, but that last 30 minutes or so of The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly tops it to me. Not only the duel, but making him dig up the gold only to see the noose, and then shooting him down at the end and Tuco saying those last words that I put on your wall.

 

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I watched Source Code yesterday (I know Jake Gyllenhaal still) and this movie was awesome, I highly recommend it. It was a huge surprise.



amp316 said:
I'm going to make a sacrilegious statement in this thread.

Once Upon A Time in the West is actually a better movie than The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Charles Bronasan is perfect as Harmonica and Henry Fonda is amazing as the villain. Oh yeah.. and Jason Robards is great. Oh... and Claudia Cardinale is a vixen.


In my eyes,Once Upon A Time in the West is THE best western ever made. The 2 disc DVD special edition I bought a few years back is so feature packed it's ridiculous. Make sure i watch it every year. 



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