| Movie/TV Board|| re: What's your favorite Bogey movie and why? - Baloo on 7/27/14 at 3:29 pm|
Casablanca. Because it is the greatest movie ever made. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: San Diego Comic-Con Mega-Thread: Updates and Discussion - Baloo on 7/27/14 at 3:27 pm|
Great. And Heath Ledger read Killing Joke in order to learn how to play the Joker. That said, they didn't use the Killing Joke plot. Just as they will not use a plot about what happens during a nuclear freakin winter for the new Superman-Batman film. Nor should they. That would be insane. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: San Diego Comic-Con Mega-Thread: Updates and Discussion - Baloo on 7/27/14 at 3:15 pm|
[quote]I'm not sure how many times it has been pointed out in this thread that this whole thing is based off of TDKR.[/quote]
There is literally no chance they use the plot of TDKR. Aside from the idea of an aged, nearly infirm and useless Batman recruiting a small army to do his dirty work, the pl...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Age of Ultron poster - Baloo on 7/27/14 at 2:21 pm|
That is all I have to say. Motherfraking Vision. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: The old Big XII - Baloo on 7/27/14 at 1:22 pm|
No way. After Texas won the MNC in 1970, they were a bit of a second tier conference. So was the SEC, honestly, but they did win four national titles from 1971-1990 which is four more than the SWC did. And the SWC went 8-12 in the Cotton Bowl (where they sent their regular season champion) in those ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Hell on Wheels: Why No Love? - Baloo on 7/27/14 at 8:41 am|
Watched the first half of season one before I stopped watching because I thought it was pretty terrible. I wanted to like it, but the writing is awful and I just couldn't stick with it....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: San Diego Comic-Con Mega-Thread: Updates and Discussion - Baloo on 7/27/14 at 8:39 am|
[quote]150 years of stories between Superman and Batman and they have to prop up these movies with Miller's two stories.[/quote]
Well, maybe its because Miller is a titan of the industry and those are the two most famous and beloved stories in the Batman canon. That's like complaining that the X-Me...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: San Diego Comic-Con Mega-Thread: Updates and Discussion - Baloo on 7/26/14 at 1:27 pm|
[quote]So, I'm not a comic reader (TWD being the sole exception) and was wondering which is better, DC or Marvel? [/quote]
I know you're just trolling, but hell, I'll give an honest answer:
DC clearly has the more iconic classic characters from their Golden Age. Really, only Spider Man and maybe...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Apocalypse Now - Baloo on 7/26/14 at 1:19 pm|
Redux is adds a lot of fat to a movie that is already far too bloated and in need of editing. It's definitely worth a watch to form your own opinion about one of the more divisive movies in the canon, but watch the original cut first.
Redux isn't a must see, but it's not a waste of time either. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Baseball HOF rule changes - Baloo on 7/26/14 at 1:17 pm|
They really are doing whatever they can to screw the 90s generation with ex post facto rules. This is an obvious rule change to get the steroid era guys off the ballot. The backlog is so huge, it is already preventing deserving players from getting elected.
It's a terrible rule change, as the pro...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Comedy Central Renews ‘Drunk History’ & ‘Nathan For You’ For Third Season - Baloo on 7/26/14 at 1:14 pm|
I feel that Drunk History was invented in a meeting in which they tried to devise the perfect show for me, personally. I love that show so much. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU vs. Alabama 1993 - Baloo on 7/26/14 at 1:13 pm|
[quote]I don't say this often because I know I can't prove it, but as God is my witness, I was telling people all week I had a good feeling about this game, and I can't remember exactly why. [/quote]
Barker was hurt and Bama struggled with Ole Miss and someone else. They were unbeaten, but they wer...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Jarvis Landry Update - Baloo on 7/26/14 at 1:07 pm|
I think his best comp is Derrick Mason. A guy no one ever talks about, and then you look at his numbers and you're stunned how great they are: 12,000 career receiving yards and 943 catches (12th all-time). Also, he's the same size, and both were picked behind a big name receiver they played with in ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Question about The Karate Kid - Baloo on 7/25/14 at 3:49 pm|
I've always considered Cocomo the Karate Kid master, and generally deferred to his opinions on all matters concerning this movie (except for Miyagi bashing -- even in jest, that ain't cool -- Mr. Miyagi won a Medal of honor while the government locked his family up in an internment camp, his charact...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU vs. Alabama 1993 - Baloo on 7/25/14 at 1:56 pm|
It was massive. LSU was given virtually zero chance to win this game. Bama was on a 31 game unbeaten streak (they had tied Tennessee earlier that year), and LSU was coached by Curley Hallman and was coming off of a 2-9 season. There had been some chinks in the Bama armor, but no one seriously though...
| Music Board|| re: Guns N Roses reunion - former manager says it will happen within 2 years - Baloo on 7/25/14 at 12:00 pm|
Why do we think Izzy will show up? He's on good terms with everybody, but remember, he's the first guy to leave the band on his own, which was the major first step to the band's dissolution. I think Izzy was the first one to put this band in his rearview mirror, and he's not that keen on a reunion. ...
| More Sports Board|| re: Thoughts Of FoxSports1 after almost a year - Baloo on 7/25/14 at 11:43 am|
Fox Sports Live is my go to highlight show, as it actually shows highlights. I also like how openly pro-gambling they are. ESPN would never do the things FS1 does regarding the lines and such. Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole are better than anything ESPN has on SportsCenter, and their show isn't littered...
| More Sports Board|| re: Charlie Strong - man on a mission - Baloo on 7/25/14 at 11:35 am|
Everyone praising Strong needs to remember this when Texas doesn't compete for the Big 12 title this year. And there comes a point that you have to win. Everyone likes being morally superior... they like winning even more. This only works if Strong starts wining Big 12 titles.
He will get a one y...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: The 1990s: Was it the best decade for movies? - Baloo on 7/25/14 at 10:54 am|
The AFI top 100 list is hardly definitive, but it does give you an idea of critical consensus. It came out in 1997, and only 6 films from the 80s made it. 8 were from the 90s, which had the disadvantage of the decade not being over and its films not being old enough to be part of the canon.
| Music Board|| re: Weird Al is finally #1 - Baloo on 7/24/14 at 3:02 pm|
From Nathan Rabin, formerly of the AV Club:
[quote]One of the overlooked benefits of growing older is the freedom from having to follow pop music closely, from feeling obligated to have an opinion on every important new act or flash in the pan. Part of the brilliance of Yankovic’s albums is that ...
| Music Board|| re: The Velvet Underground - Baloo on 7/24/14 at 9:22 am|
Listen to Heroin about 100 times in a row.
The VU is a bit overrated, but man, that song is f'n perfect. And it's the perfect distillation of the band, especially how the song simulates a trip. ...
| Music Board|| re: Weird Al is finally #1 - Baloo on 7/24/14 at 9:20 am|
Neither. Weird Al is a national treasure. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Preacher (comic -- SPOILERS) - Baloo on 7/24/14 at 9:19 am|
Yes, because Moore doesn't lapse into lazy stereotypes to populate Swamp Thing.
That's what V for Vendetta was for. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Preacher (comic -- SPOILERS) - Baloo on 7/24/14 at 9:14 am|
Preacher has been in development hell for over a decade, but they are finally adapting the popular comic into a TV show. I've never actually read it, so I went down to my local comic shop, picked up a trade paperback, and read the first 12 issues. It's one of the the most praised comics of my life, ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Scream vs Cabin in the Woods - better self aware movie? - Baloo on 7/24/14 at 9:00 am|
I love Cabin in the Woods, but it's Scream. First off, Scream works better as a straight horror movie. The characters in cabin are, by design, archetypes and become less and less real people. Scream has legitimate stakes and is grounded in the real world, not a giant metaphor for the movie going pub...
| Music Board|| re: What is your personal favorite album? - Baloo on 7/23/14 at 9:49 pm|
Slanted and Enchanted. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: The 1990s: Was it the best decade for movies? - Baloo on 7/23/14 at 5:40 pm|
I'm certainly biased, as it is when I came of age, but yes. The 90s were an amazing time for film. Indie cinema, of course, exploded but it was also a Golden Age in foreign cinema. Iran became a major player (Taste of Cherry) and the Danes gave us the cinematic vow of chastity, Dogme 95. Sure, the f...
| Music Board|| re: The Smiths appreciation thread - Baloo on 7/23/14 at 4:02 pm|
Both. But mainly the singing. And his general whiny lyrics.
A Smiths song is Morrissey trying his damndest to ruin a Marr riff. ...
| Music Board|| re: The Smiths appreciation thread - Baloo on 7/23/14 at 3:10 pm|
My hatred of Morrissey is balanced by my love of Johnny Marr. I'm conflicted. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Chuck Palahniuk to release 10 issue comic "Fight Club 2" in 2015 - Baloo on 7/23/14 at 11:01 am|
See, the thing is, Chuck's books were good beyond being shocking. They were funny and full of interesting characters and engaging themes. He is a good writer. The problem is that he refused to grow up and he keeps trying to rewrite Fight Club, which isn't even his best book. I'll give him points for...