Black Dynamite: To what do I owe this visit, Dennis Flynn? And why are you here? Dennis Flynn: [Turns on slide projector] Fifteen years ago, the school system in this country was totally in the bomb dropper. Black Dynamite: You mean the shitter. Dennis Flynn: Exactly. Black Dynamite: Go on. Dennis Flynn: Personnel was scarce and funds were tight. So the CIA started a covert op designed to educate kids with hardly any money or people. Black Dynamite: Hmm... the puppet show. Dennis Flynn: That's right, Black Dynamite. This is TF Kurtis, a.k.a. That Frog Kurtis. One of the most outstanding educators this country ever produced. Black Dynamite: That Frog Kurtis made me the moral citizen I am today. He taught me all them important shit like 'flim is not given a hoot' and 'if anyone can prevent forest fires, it's me'. Dennis Flynn: I know that, Black Dynamite. [Extinguishes cigar] Dennis Flynn: That's why I'm here. Now our Intel suggests that That Frog Kurtis has gone rogue. [Shocked look on Black Dynamite's face] Dennis Flynn: We don't know what he's planning, but we do know it's big. And it's scheduled to go down tomorrow at 7 a.m. on national TV. We need you to stop him before it's... Black Dynamite: What part of the phrase, 'Black Dynamite ain't fuckin' with you honkies from the CIA no more,' is it you honkies from the CIA don't understand? Dennis Flynn: This isn't about the honkies, Black Dynamite! It's about the children. Black Dynamite: You know what, Dennis Flynn? I never told nobody this, but I used to be a children.
Glad they put Evans as Jensen on there, got some weight for The Losers. Aside from that, yeah, those lists are pretty bodgy. Sticking other films on there individually, but giving the top slot to ALL the Nolan films as one? I'd love to know the logic behind that.
They just read like lists written by a 7 year old. They're all very recent movies and roles. The oldest on that list is either Batman Begins or 300... and it's only "maybe" there because when they say Oldman's performance as Gordon I don't think they're talking about Begins and when they lump Begins with Dark Knight and Rises it's still kinda this year as much as it is 2005 that they're talking about.
Yes, well. We all know my thoughts on Wolverine and his rabid fans.
You're fuckin right. That opening sequence was one of the best in any film ever, much less comic book film.
It was one of the coolest comic book action scenes ever. It was just Nightcrawler kicking ass. Spider-Man 2's train fight was almost as good (and remains the best Spidey fight in the movies) but it really wasn't til Avengers where we got scenes that cool of just watching a hero kick complete and total ass because they're awesome.
Mostly they either barely kick ass (for tension and drama I understand) or the fights are so lackluster that they end too quickly to be cool (Magneto vs Shaw, Thor vs Destroyer, Iron Man/War Machine vs Whiplash, Cap vs Red Skull, Wolverine vs Phoenix, Spider-Man vs Venom, the list really could go on (Superman vs anyone)).
The music choice really worked, too. I can imagine that pitch.
"Alright, so we'll line up a composer-" "No." "...what do you mean, no, Bryan? This sort of thing needs music to go along with it, built the mood-" "I'm using Mozart." "...are...are you serious, Bryan?" "What did you just ask me?" "I asked...I asked if you were...why are you looking at me like...oh...OH GOD...OH GOD! IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BEND LIKE THAT!" "What are we using?" "USING MOZART!" "And why is that?" "BECAUSE...BECAUSE...AUGH GOD WHY!" "Because I'm Bryan fucking Singer and I want Mozart. Bitch."
Blah to the X-Films. With that one exception they never gave any of the X-Men a moment to shine. Quite possibly the most overpowered superhero team in comics and the teleporter and the guy with knives in his hands got the best action beats.
Storm, Cyke, Beast, Colossus, Iceman, and most damning of all Jean never got one damn action beat to be cool. (Jean's the worst because they're still finding cool things for Magneto to do and all he can control is metal.. Jean can control anything... which in the movies transforms into 80% holding things back 10% pushing and 10% turning people into ashes for some reason that's her new power in X3)
I know I said that was the last one but look at this:
That's the goddamn White House circa April 1950. Truman had the entire inside of the White House completely demolished because the Depression and World War 2 rationing had left the place in such poor shape that Truman's own bedroom had to be sealed off because it was structurally unsound.
According to one inspector, the second floor was only staying up by "force of habit." Which is about the funnest "Your house is about to be rubble" statements I've ever heard.
Any of you guys been watching The Newsroom? It's Aaron Sorkin's new show on HBO. I've seen the first few, and it's just fantastic, and I was never really a fan of Sorkin's past shows. The best character on it is Sam Waterston, as the president of the News Department - Charlie Skinner. Watching Jack McCoy be foul mouthed and cranky is just surreal...
I just saw season 4 ep 10 of Breaking Bad... Oh my god I think I've fallen in love with Buggin' out
And I think I'm about to be honest here for the first time... X-men 2 was the most boring movie I have ever seen, other than the beginning with nightcrawler and the Mansion attack the movie was boring as shit. I was in the theater waiting for that shit to end. On subsequent viewings I wasn't as bored... It was Xmen 2 where I began hating the hell out of Wolverine. They had colossus and all they had him do was get hit by a few bullets and carry a girl. Cyclops hits Jean with his beam, and Jean dies at the end... Or does she? I don't hate it as much anymore, but it's just so bleh...