Escape to the Movies: Detention & Lockout

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ElektroNeko:
Archie the movie...

Indeed, that would pull in big money. And it might be fun to watch too :3

I wonder if it's because the Josie and the Pussycats movie didn't do so well. Yes, that was over 10 years ago but who knows how studios think. I actually liked that movie a lot more than I thought I would.

I'd totally see an Archie movie, if only to see Jughead on the big screen.

Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guess he wasn't invited to the Avengers screenings. IGN already did it.

Didn't the new pirate movie from Aardman Animations come out? I'd see that.

Burp...
A double order of nothing intresting and I STILL feel hungry.

Ah well... maybe next week.

Zombine3D:
Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Iron Sky! Iron Sky! Iron Sky!

I would love to see a review, but I really don't know were movie bob lives. It might not be playing near him.

I am also impressed that bob is playing Fez and seems to not give a crap about Fish and his comments. Like we all should.

"Enter the following: big nose" Hey, Escapist, that is just cruel.

Almost no one cares about Archie anymore. I have yet to meet a real life fan of the comics, or know anyone who owns the books or ANYTHING. Sure they had a thing that happened recently, but... eh? It's a superficial love/triangle story. It's been done to death now.

Archie wouldn't work as a feature-length movie for a bunch of reasons. The comics are an episodic, very optimistic slice of life style that only lends itself to short morality plays. There's no real central conflict outside of "which fantastic chick should Archie go steady with", which nobody past puberty would take seriously. The target demographic would have to be young kids, but what might work as a short, self-paced comic might not work as an 80 minute feature. Nothing about it screams "event!" the way Pixar and Dreamworks movies do, so they'd probably get antsy sitting in a theater watching a 1950s high school movie throwback. At best, I could see an Archie movie working as a direct to video release.

Also, Bob even mentioned problem with Archie in today's culture in the beginning of this video:

canadamus_prime:
Whoever owns the movie rights to Archie, I'm just glad he has decided he doesn't want or need millions of dollars. The last thing I want to see is an Archie movie. ...EVER.

This. Times 100.

However, mindful of Lincoln's quote, "I don't like that man. I must get to know him better," I offer the following:

Hey MovieBob, how about a Big Picture where you discuss Archie, what it was, and why you think it's worth anyone's time.

ewhac:

canadamus_prime:
Whoever owns the movie rights to Archie, I'm just glad he has decided he doesn't want or need millions of dollars. The last thing I want to see is an Archie movie. ...EVER.

This. Times 100.

However, mindful of Lincoln's quote, "I don't like that man. I must get to know him better," I offer the following:

Hey MovieBob, how about a Big Picture where you discuss Archie, what it was, and why you think it's worth anyone's time.

You only need to buy one Double Digest to learn everything you need to know about Archie. It's not exactly the Marvel universe.

Dry week huh?
Ok then can someone please calm me down?
Today I watched Cabin In The Woods (AWESOME!!!), but before that I saw trailer for
(prepare yourself, no really, prepare yourself)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
At first I thought that this was trailer for Fool's day (1Apr), but due to technical reasons they showed it 19 days later.
Now I checked and it appears to be real thing
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WTFITFPOFC? WTFITFPOFC? WTFITFPOFC? WTFITFPOFC? WTFITFPOFC? WTFITFPOFC?
Well maybe some of you are not familiar with this abbreviation, so let me explain
What The Fuck Is This Fucking Piece Of Fucking Crap???
So apparently Lincoln was fighting vampires now, yeah right, and Stalin was fighting martians, oh wait...
Still, Stalin vs. Martians was psychedelic acid trip parody and he wasn't fighting them personally.
B-But this isn't funny- this movie considers itself dead serious (at least according to trailer).
Even more, this movie insults me and I'm not even american (not even close).
Is this really happening? Please, someone tell me I'm dreaming and I'll wake up soon!
Make it stop! MAKE IT STOP!!! [head explodes]

P.S. But honestly what's the story behind this? How can something like that even exist?

There's no way Lockout should be rated PG-13. The movie revolves around the worst crooks imaginable, on the most isolated jail in history (being in space) and a guy who's sort of rogue has to rescue the President's daughter who's on that station. I can't believe they really cut back on the movie's potential. Crap.

Also as for Detention.. I had enough really with teen movies. You know, the "teen, drug, sex, drama" movies that also deal with a slasher involved. When I say slasher, I mean a murderer who's killing people one by one for.. the silliest reason. Doesn't matter if the killer is psychologically unstable, it's still weird for them to start killing and yet remain totally normal in public. Sure in real life we get normal people who can be crazy on the inside and kill people but... still, we're talking about teens and these types of movies have been done to death in my book.

The only movie I allow doing this is Scream... because they do it right. Every other slasher movie tends to repeat the formula off Scream or some classics and it's just, ugh. Sorry for my ranting but if I have to see another couple of teens making out before the killer back stabs the girl when she's alone... I am going to make a petition (lol I kid.. maybe?) Nah I kid.

So somewhere in Hollywood, someone owns the rights to an Archie movie, with which they -could- produce any number of monstrosities with and still make millions of dollars, and they have chosen to restrain themselves?

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whowever does own the archie comic rights must have the composure and resolution of a saint for not wanting to release that and immediately probably boost their net worth by 100%

blackrave:
P.S. But honestly what's the story behind this? How can something like that even exist?

It's based off of a book. I'm not sure whether that justifies the movie, but it's something to keep in mind when looking at the media around this movie.

I cheered when Bob mentioned Fez.
I see this flame war over Fish, too. At least he has the balls to say how he really feels. And it wasn't racism. I don't get where that comes from.

I hate Bollywood movies. Does that make me racist?

tamaness:

It's based off of a book. I'm not sure whether that justifies the movie, but it's something to keep in mind when looking at the media around this movie.

Thank you.
But now I have another problem
Similar to Professor Farnsworth I don't want to live on this planet anymore
But I will not use the poster here because
a) it is overused
b) I'm too lazy to search for it

'Nothing came out this week'?

What kind of sorry excuse for a genre enthusiast is this guy?

What about Iron Sky?

Shape up Bob!

Soviet Heavy:

ElektroNeko:
Archie the movie...

Indeed, that would pull in big money. And it might be fun to watch too :3

If they did an Archie movie like the Brady Bunch movie, it would be hilarious. Juxtaposing idyllic 50s culture against modern sensibilities.

But that's why the Brady Bunch movie wasn't very good. They had only two jokes, showing how lame the 70's were and reminding people of things from the show. Neither of which are enough to carry a feature film. Maybe a SNL skit, but not a film. And Archie wouldn't have the second joke because who remembers anything that happened in Archie? Seriously.

I find the idea that Archie as a movie property worth anything to be ludicrous. They would have to pay someone else a million dollars to take it from them. It has low name recognition with the modern audience and anyone who does remember it doesn't want to see the kind of movie they'd wind up making out of it.

Yeah another lame retread of Brady Bunch Movie would probably be what they'd do and it would make money, but it would have nothing to do with Archie, so why bother making it? Just make up a similar character and make the movie without having to buy the rights.

zombie711:

Agent Larkin:
If the Juno chick gets killed I'm in for Detention.

Cause seriously fuck that movie.

Also Hey Bob how do you feel about the "Escape from New York" remake?

Ellan Page? I know she gets shot and killed in

No no no just the character. Ellen Page is a good actress after all I've seen Hard Candy but the character pisses me off and Bob said that there is a character like her so....

zombie711:

ElektroNeko:
Archie the movie...

Indeed, that would pull in big money. And it might be fun to watch too :3

youve never seen the live action Archie TV show. That was depressing.

Betty is a small school teacher in an abusive relationship, Jughead is divorced and lacks a relation with his son, Veronica is a 4 time divorced sex addict, Reggie I think is dead, it all happens on the anniversary of their high school graduation, Veronica and Betty are messing up Archie's life by trying to have sex with him, and Archie is about to be married, and start a new job as a big time Lawyer. Also Jughead's son tells him he cant dance or sing, despite being in a band at one point.

Wait, what? That sounds less like Archie and more like... Funky Winkerbean.

Scars Unseen:

vviki:
What about "The Three Stooges" didn't that come out last week?

They came out in theaters 82 years ago. If you're referring to the abortion that came out just recently... well I'm not generally averse to remakes(e.g. Battlestar Galactica remains one of my favorite sci-fi shows in recent memory despite its flubbed final season), but here they are trying to remake people. It makes about as much sense as trying to remake the Marx Brothers.

I... would actually maybe watch that. Because, see, I actually liked the wit of the original Marx Brothers, whereas the Stooges always struck me as no different from the cheap, lowbrow physical comedy that comes out nowadays. I swear they got branded as "classics" for no other reason than (A) they were popular once and (B) they're really old. The Marx Brothers' films are among the few from their era that have aged well enough that I can watch them for the first time as an adult in the 21st century and say I liked them. And that kind of wit is something Hollywood and even television have been largely lacking these days.

Everyone should indeed go see kill list.

Great movie. Seriously.

Aiddon:

LZeroK:
"Everyone is a little bit racist" -Avenue Q

If you have laughed at any kind of ethnic joke of any degree then you too are.
If you haven't... Two possibilities, either you are lying, or you are lying and nobody has heard you do it hence you can lie about it!

There's a difference between political incorrectness and bigotry. Richard Pryor mocking his own race and every race on the earth but remembering to take the piss out of HIMSELF most of all is politically incorrect. Eddie Murphy making homophobic and sexist remarks on Raw is bigotry (and then whining about how Bill Cosby criticized him and he went crying to Pryor is just pathetic). Fish's comments were generalized and ignorant at best and like EVERY fucking dipshit he tries to justify his bullshit by basically saying "Nuh-UH! You're a POOPY-HEAD!", making himself look all the more moronic. He's a twat and Inafune is even more of a twat for agreeing with him. Though since Inafune is a hack anyway it doesn't surprise me

First of all: Comedy is subjective, what may seem funny to someone might not be to another.

Second: What does this have to do with anything of I said? Are you trying to make a point by citing examples? If so, you are failing at it. Which by the way doesn't invalidate my argument.

Finally: Since the appereance of the term "political correctness" we have become more than self-aware of what is said, we have become paranoical, so what if you or other gets offended? Does it give you leprosy?

Captcha: ladies, first
It's trying to tell me something but I can't tell.

I like 2 movies at once, it would be nice to see it again on some of the bigger weekend openings.

Isn't there already an Archie movie?

I swear I remember seeing a movie on TV that I thought was called archie...not sure now.

Yep! TV movie from 1990. Based on the characters from Archie comics but they are all adults now.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099054/

Oh look, another two-fer. Like The Raid and American Pie.

This really made me want to see Detention, but I can't find it playing anywhere nearby. I went so far as to do the broadest check I could around Atlanta(which is a good 90 miles from me), and nothing. I also get conflicting data. One article I found says it came out on the 13th, but another place listed the movie as "not yet available" and didn't have so much as a rating.

Please help!

Gentleman Adventurer:

Zombine3D:
Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, Iron Sky, Iron sky, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Iron Sky! Iron Sky! Iron Sky!

I would love to see a review, but I really don't know were movie bob lives. It might not be playing near him.

I am also impressed that bob is playing Fez and seems to not give a crap about Fish and his comments. Like we all should.

"Enter the following: big nose" Hey, Escapist, that is just cruel.

I just checked, and the Iron Sky website lists a release date of "TBA" for the US, so we might need a little more patience. But I'm sure the producers, being as net-friendly as they are, would gladly hand Bob a preview copy ;)

Not interested to see any of those movies, but I do remember watching a big chunk of Torque when I was a teen (didn't watch all of it.), to me, that movie was nothing but another forgettable The Fast and The Furious cash in...but with bikes, which believe it or not, it wasn't the only movie with same concept.

and, for some reason, I don't remember the Motorcycles Kung Fu scene, all I remember from that movie is that the bad guy had a super fast motorcycle, the bad chick was a lebso/bi and had some sort of rapey crush on the good chick, and Ice Cube.

also, KUNG FU ON MOTORCYCLES!! 8D

edit: Goddamn it! ninja'd ><

Wasn't it Bob who basically said Archie isn't relevant anymore in that one episode of the Big Picture?

Also, I just found out the guy who played Jack on Will and Grace is Larry in the stooges movie. That's, um- Nope, I can't even make a joke out of that. It's horrific.

LZeroK:

Aiddon:
Getting acquainted with Fez even if the designer of it is a flaming prick that made comments bordering on racist with the Japanese games industry. Anyway slow week, but at times ya need a break.

"Everyone is a little bit racist" -Avenue Q

If you have laughed at any kind of ethnic joke of any degree then you too are.
If you haven't... Two possibilities, either you are lying, or you are lying and nobody has heard you do it hence you can lie about it!

Laughing at ethnics jokes is not being even the sightless racist.

Anoni Mus:

LZeroK:

Aiddon:
Getting acquainted with Fez even if the designer of it is a flaming prick that made comments bordering on racist with the Japanese games industry. Anyway slow week, but at times ya need a break.

"Everyone is a little bit racist" -Avenue Q

If you have laughed at any kind of ethnic joke of any degree then you too are.
If you haven't... Two possibilities, either you are lying, or you are lying and nobody has heard you do it hence you can lie about it!

Laughing at ethnics jokes is not being even the sightless racist.

How is it not?
Because it isn't "real"?
Because it doesn't "harm" anyone?

I'm serious, tell me how?

LZeroK:

Anoni Mus:

LZeroK:

"Everyone is a little bit racist" -Avenue Q

If you have laughed at any kind of ethnic joke of any degree then you too are.
If you haven't... Two possibilities, either you are lying, or you are lying and nobody has heard you do it hence you can lie about it!

Laughing at ethnics jokes is not being even the sightless racist.

How is it not?
Because it isn't "real"?
Because it doesn't "harm" anyone?

I'm serious, tell me how?

Because a non-racist person won't have their decisions affected by it. That's what racism is about,being prejudiced when interacting,in any form, with a person of different characteristics.

Everything else is a bunch of load crap that came along with the 2-word magic combo: "political correctness" and is nothing else that pretentioussnes of non-racism. Because saying the colour black instead of "afro-american" is nowadays a bad word, doesn't matter if the person using the word is not familiar with that term,he should know it since birth I guess.

Oh,and by saying that joking about it is a form of racism is racistic in its own merit. Do you feel that their unique characteristics are something that would make them feel inferior if joked upon? That's as racistic as it gets. Don't you get that making it a big deal is racistic on its own? Unless you make an equally big deal when someone jokes towards caucasian characteristics as well.

Greek people like me are poor by default,scottish and irish drink like no tomorrow, noone likes the french and the british, all USA citizens have low IQ. See those? All those are jokes that could be considered racist,but noone makes a big deal of them,because they are casual jokes. I might say so about the US,but that doesn't mean I won't treat someone I meet from the US as equal and hey,I might even have enough money myself to buy him a drink!

That's the difference between those jokes and actual racism.

Fuck Detention, fuck Lockdown, I wanna see Torque!

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