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Board Games for the Bored / Name that gore
« Last post by F-Zero on September 19, 2019, 02:49:42 AM »
Can you identify the movie from the gore-shot?  Winner goes next.  No peeking at html.


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Movie Talk / Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Last post by F-Zero on September 19, 2019, 02:40:20 AM »
Annabelle Comes Home



Sorry.  That doll just ain't scary. 

Watching the movie was like endless horror movie foreplay: ominous sounds, tricky camera work, jump-scares that have no consequence and just leads to the next, and the next, and the next, etc. 

There's hardly any gore and no killing at all.

We all want gore like this:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Movie Talk / Re: What was the last movie you watched?
« Last post by F-Zero on September 19, 2019, 02:29:33 AM »
Alita: Battle Angel

Fantastic action sequences, good acting, interesting world...

But, there's not really much in the way of an actual plot. It's clear they were setting things up for a sequel. A sequel we'll probably never get.

This is one of those movies that's good yet I just can't seem to get through it.  I tried four times now and I've given up.
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General (Off-Topic) Discussion / Re: Acute Psychological Distress: Help
« Last post by F-Zero on September 19, 2019, 02:23:40 AM »
I'm overcome with paroxisms of rage about my brother.  Every time I see him or talk on the phone with him or read his emails the two words that scream in my brain are SELFISH and LAZY.  He literally has no discernible personality outside of the traits of SELFISHNESS and LAZINESS.  When I try to fall asleep my mind goes to him and I starting barking insults and my adrenalin goes through the roof and I bounce out of bed and punch dance the air but it doesn't help so I get lost in the computer so here I am.  Pant, pant, pant.

Russo sorry for your troubles.  I find when I'm surprised by my own emotional state I think back and it's usually something I ate or a wound or surgery or drugs or chemical fragrances or something like that.  I just don't feel that much any more in and of itself.  I had corn chips for the last three days so I get super pissed at my brother, haha.  Anyhow, it sounds like some kind of rejection you suffered.  When confronted with that situation I automatically go to cognitive therapy practice.  I analyze the situation and my perceptions for personalization, generalization, all-or-nothing, mind-reading, etc.  I find it helpful despite my vast omniscience, /sarcasm.

Also if you want even more unsolicited advice pass along the pain once in a while. While you're angry I mean.  Just lash out at somebody in the ultimate moment.  Call the dude and cut loose on his voicemail why not?
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Killers from Space / Re: Now Available - Killers from Space
« Last post by dbsommer on September 18, 2019, 11:17:44 PM »
Rented this on Amazon. I couldn't remember the riffs from the Film Crew version, since it's been a while, but this was a very enjoyable outing with lots of humor. It especially felt like Mike was having the most fun with it. Perhaps one of the most boring 'action' movies I've ever seen. Five minute montage of giant insects. Can't imagine how 'enthused' Pete was at doing another one later with giant Grasshoppers.
This was worth renting, and probably owning all over again.
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General (Off-Topic) Discussion / Re: Acute Psychological Distress: Help
« Last post by Russoguru on September 18, 2019, 08:36:50 PM »
I've been okay... relatively speaking lately. I mean I still have episodes and panic attacks, but today something happened that made me almost fall completely apart and... it's rather embarrassing so I'd rather not go into details. Basically, somebody made an appointment to discuss a project with me and... they didn't call. I sat there for two hours next to my cell phone waiting for them to call and they never did. I didn't get any messages or even an email telling me what happened.

What happened later shocked me. The event caused my mind to unravel pretty badly. I started getting so fucking depressed I actually started crying... out LOUD. I was very embarrassed for getting so emotional over something like this. I got so low I even felt like I almost had to call the fucking hotline.

Anyway I'm putting the pieces back together but it took me a long time and I'm still depressed. I'm really hoping a good nights sleep is what I really need to keep it together. I was just... surprised because I was just triggered so acutely.
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General (Off-Topic) Discussion / Re: VOTE For The 119th List of Crap
« Last post by dbsommer on September 18, 2019, 07:12:05 PM »
I honestly can't think of too many badass literary figures that haven't made the transition to film.

There are some. Mack Bolan, the Executioner, is a perfect example. The Punisher was  knock off of him. Now movies that successfully conveyed the badassery of some of them are even fewer. Remo Williams (aka The Destroyer) was a fine film, but dear god he became so much more bad ass than that. Chuin even more so. Ironically one hamburger's worth of monosodium glutamate nearly killed him once because he didn't realize his body had been so finely conditioned and refined it couldn't deal with a substance that 'toxic'. Doc Savage was another one. Hugo Danner (from the novel Gladiator) who was kind of the first modern super hero, he predated Superman by a few years, was never done remotely well the one time someone tried it. The book was not all that great, though.
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General (Off-Topic) Discussion / Re: The Funny Pictures Thread
« Last post by LucasM on September 18, 2019, 06:49:12 PM »
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Television aka TV discussion / Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
« Last post by The Lurker on September 18, 2019, 04:36:50 PM »
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