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Whatever. Let me know when Jolie gets cast as Evil-Lyn.

Ha! She's perfect for it!

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Whatever. Let me know when Jolie gets cast as Evil-Lyn.

Ha! She's perfect for it!

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Whatever. Let me know when Jolie gets cast as Evil-Lyn.

Ha! She's perfect for it!

Doesn't Evil Lyn need a pair of tits?
There will come a day for every man when he will relish the prospect of eating his own shit. That day has yet to come for me.

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This is the movie Reggie and I drove to NYC and back for.


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I'm sorry.

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Me too.

But, hey! Reggie and I had a great time. We saw the Amityville House.

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Hahahah!

Worth it!

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So...I thought the last Mission Impossible was terrific. The best of the franchise so far. I'm actually all for this one!

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I've only seen the first one.

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I've only seen the first one.

You owe it to yourself to watch Ghost Protocol. It's essentially a full-on reboot of the franchise (and it's the most successful, critically and box office).
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I've only seen the first one.

You owe it to yourself to watch Ghost Protocol. It's essentially a full-on reboot of the franchise (and it's most successful, critically and box office).

That's probably my favorite one.  This one looks good...I don't know about seeing it in a theater good, but I'll definitely see it.

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So Alien Nation is one of those Great Flawed Franchises. The movie was terrible, the TV series was incredibly imaginative and addictive, and it all fell apart spectacularly. I always thought it was waaay ahead of its time.

It deserves a reboot.



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Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, the writing team behind Iron Man, are working on a re-imagining of the 1988 film (that also spawned a one-season TV series and several TV movies) Alien Nation for Fox.

The original film dealt with the integration of the alien “Newcomers” (if you were being nice – “slags” if you weren’t) into American society, several years after their enormous spaceship became stranded on Earth with its cargo of slaves, and the abusive “Overlords” – Newcomers who kept the slaves in line for an unknown authority. Detective Sykes (James Caan), a bigoted veteran of the force who just lost his partner in a shootout with Newcomers, is forced to take on the newly promoted Sam Francisco (Mandy Patinkin) – who he immediately re-dubs “George” (Newcomers were often assigned human names by bored government workers…) The two then investigate a similar crime, and find a much bigger conspiracy to exploit the aliens. Aside from the twist of the aliens, it was basically a reluctant buddy cop story.

I personally found the TV series to be a bit better than the film. As much as I like Patinkin, and Caan is perfect as a cantankerous cop, the interaction in the series, where Sykes was played by Gary Graham and Francisco by Eric Pierpoint, seemed more natural and playful. Graham’s Sykes is younger and has to address his growing affection for Newcomer neighbor Cathy (Terri Treas). It also deals a lot more with the problems of integration, Newcomer family life, and the origins of the Newcomers.

While plot details for the new version are not yet being released, it is expected that this movie will deal with the aliens’ arrival on Earth, which wasn’t really addressed in the film.

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I had to watch this Palestinian movie Omar for class and it is an absolute must-see, a taut, tense thriller about palestinian revolutionaries and the slippery slope of betrayal they all walk along. It's like Three Days of the Condor/Bourne good.


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I had to watch Fruitvale Station for class this week. It's the true story of Oscar Grant who
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was shot by police in the early morning of New Years Day in 2009.
It's well written, well acted, and extremely topical. Worth a look.