incurrable movie nerd and comics geek -- loves horror, superheroes, comedies, and westerns
All Time Favorite Movies:
Robocop (1987), The Bride of Frankenstein, The Sons of the Desert, The Odd Couple, Play it Again Sam, Ed Wood, Spider-Man 2, The Return of the Living Dead, Creepshow, Star Wars, A Shot in the Dark, Psycho (1960), Rocky III, Halloween (1978), The Silence of the Lambs, Tremors, Ghostbusters, The Cabin in the Woods, Dawn of the Dead (1978), Iron Man
All Time Worst Movies:
X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Taledega Nights, Ninja Assassin, Forrest Gump, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Psycho (1998), The English Patient, Exorcist 2, Catwoman, The Wicker Man (2006), anything produced by Michael Bay or written by Adam Sandler
Favorite Actors or Actresses:
Bela Lugosi, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Bronson, Edward G, Robinson, Peter Cushing, Donald Sutherland, Vincent Price, Clint Eastwood, Salma Hayek, Rossario Dawson, Rutger Hauer, Stanley Tucci, Paul Giamatti, Jack Lemmon, Groucho Marx, James Cagney, Boris Karloff
Paul Verhoeven, Woody Allen, George A. Romero, David Cronenberg, Ang Lee, John Carpenter, Martin Scorsese, Walter Hill, Blake Edwards, Ridley Scott, Edward D. Wood Jr. Roger Corman, David Lynch, Mario Bava, Sergio Leone
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I try never to make it personal. I may loathe a film, but I don't loathe the fan. Believe it or not, I don't hate Twilight fans...I may feel they are a bit misguided or have low standards, but I do not hold that against their character.
I have seen a lot of film do great work with very little. I am a huge fan of fan-films and old BBC sci-fi series lie Doctor Who and Blake's 7, which had a episode budget of only $500 per and yet made classics. Corman's films unfortunate have great ideas but are so poorly written and directed at times that it makes me scratch my head. Budget aside, nothing excuses poor writing save lack of talent.
Yeah, I seriously need to update the page...I have to do a lot of my posts in taxis and between the baby's on my CrapPad. There are a few Corman films I enjoy strictly on the basis that they are so bad, they're fun. Also, a few years after I typed that, I actually MET Corman. A very nice guy, that said the reason his films are bad is because he NEVER asks for a budget...he uses whatever he can put together himself. Thus, to make up for poor production value, he goes camp instead...I can respect that.
The only film of his I will watch again willingly though is Death Race 2000...film makes me giggle. Still, I consider his library pretty much garbage.
I've heard a lot about this movie too, but haven't seen it (probably like the VAST majority of those commenters), and the lame arguments they make anytime they don't praise some indie/foreign/arthouse film they themselves like is just annoying.
It's the same strawmans people like when they don't like dumbass bullshit like The Expendebles or Transformers. "Oh well not everything has to be high art! Not everything has to be Citizen Kane! (the only "smart" movie they can EVER name drop...) Just turn your brain off and just enjoy the mindless fun you SNOBS!!!"
People just need to stop getting so offended that not everyone likes/sometimes hate the same movies they like.
Saw you comment about the Robocop remake and had to stop by and check out your page partner. I too didn't have a huge interest in a remake of any of Verhoeven's work, let alone Robocop, but that Omnicorp Ad got me a bit interested in the direction of the film. What do you think of the Total Recall film based on what info you have read or seen?
if you want to know what a middle age ferris is like watch the hang over or old school.that would give you an idea.if they did make another one it would probably be a remake and i have had enough of those.a sequel would probably be more intereating. if they brought back all the cast if possible and have a script like american pie.and have his son as more like Cameron Frye from 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' and the character to develop into more like his dad in the original.that way there is some character development like their is in most john hugh movies.or maybe have a darker approach that ferris turns in to a heartless corporate raider.i mean his dad in the original was a businessman and look at how the world of today is.also ferris did use people to some degree.that self assured confident could had turned in to cockiness or worst narcissism.ferris in that context could be a good villain.