Open Discussion – December 2, 2009

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about vic1 Open Discussion   December 2, 2009It’s Wednesday again, time for our regularly scheduled open discussion post.

As usual – talk about whatever you like as long as it’s related to movies, TV or Screen Rant itself – just remember to play nice. icon smile Open Discussion   December 2, 2009

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  1. Community question. Does any one here actually go out and see movies on Christmas day?

    I might WATCH movies I got on DVD for Christmas at home. But I have never gone out to the theater on Christmas Day.

    I find it such an odd day for big budget movies to be released.

  2. I saw AVP:R(yes, I actully liked that film) on Christmas day.

  3. Christmas day I’m at home sleeping in, after having spent time with family on Christmas Eve,,,

    :-)

    Later in the day I’ll watch a movie and have some beers,,,

  4. I’ve gone out a few times and watched movies on Christmas Day. It really depends on the movies that are being released.

  5. @ Matt Keith

    Haha! I saw AVP: R the day after Christmas.

    My god… what an odd day to release that movie. Remember the tag on the poster?

    “This Christmas There Will Be No Peace On Earth”.

    Ahhh yes… AVP:R what a gem.

  6. The Avatar game is pretty fun from what I’ve played so far. The game plays well and the shooting is fun but the best part is how beautiful it looks and how it perfectly nails the feel of Pandora that we’ve seen in the trailers and footage. Seeing all the RDA technology and all the great looking environments is really cool and interesting to see.

  7. Hey, I just wrote this and this seems like a good enough place to post it.

    Things I learned from Ninja Assassin

    Ninjas project an aura of such mystery and terror that their blood, as well as the blood of those around them,
    curdles into a viscous substance not unlike delicious strawberry jam

    Although ninjas have lightning-fast reflexes and have been trained to use all 5 senses to superhuman degrees,
    they have a hard time dodging cars screeching towards them sideways.

    Similarly, even the eldest and most skilled ninja masters can be caught unawares when a plucky europol agent
    enters the room and points a weapon at them.

    Situs Invertus, a rare congenital defect in which the heart and other major organs are mirrored from their normal
    positions, makes one ninja-proof.

    Although ninjas are trained harshly from a young age, alot of them still suck and are fairly useless in combat.

    When a bright light is shined on a ninja he loses all martial arts and acrobatic abilities, as well as the werewithal
    to throw a ninja star at the light, destroying it. The previously mentioned sucky ninjas will become even more useless in bright lights, running directly into the path of automatic weapons fire.

    Female ninjas will usually grow up to be caring, kind and compassionate, dispite being raised in an environment that
    harshly and violently discourages such behavior.

    Ninjas are coed, seeing no forseeable problems with having male and female ninjas training, growing up and even
    sleeping in the same room together.

    Although skilled in the art of combat, ninjas are less skilled at financial matters, charging the equivilant value
    of 100 pounds of gold for all assassinations. This means that it costs the same to kill a homeless man living under
    a bridge as it does a to kill a highly trained government official surrounded by armed guards in a high-security
    location.

    Ninjas also do not recognize the changing value of commodities. If the value of gold were to suddenly drop, the
    ninja industry would quickly crumble.

    A healthy adult female can easily be made to fit inside a laundromat washing machine with room to spare.

    When someone becomes aware of the existence of the ninja clans they will be quickly executed.However, their house
    will NOT be searched for any documents that prove their existence. Atleast not thoroughly.

  8. Mike

    what are you playing the Avatar game on? console or pc?

  9. ok vic Iknow I already said this on another question thing but when I think of screenrant I think movies so you have screenrant and gamerant how about smallscreenrant or TVRANT

  10. The Avatar game doesnt actually follow the movies story does it?

    I remember hearing the game was meant to be in 3D, but now it isnt. Shame. I might have got if it was.

    I know there is a place for game talk now, but i just have to say, Assassin’s Creed 2 is the most amazing game I have ever played. It is so effortlessly beautiful, never has a game had such a poetry.

    I really hope they make a film based around it.

  11. Has anyone heard of a GOD Of WAR film adaptation in the works? Perhaps it’s a little too “Clash of the Titans” with Clash coming out.

  12. @The Pitt Man

    Yeah there is one in development, but then again, every successful video game has a movie adaptation in the works. You’re completely right, God Of War is far too Clash Of The Titans, and if that film wasnt coming out soon, GOW might have been quite good on the big screen.

    Where is the Halo Movie????

  13. Avatar….. the Last Air Bender….. /grrrrr any other is just a pretender to the throne.

    come on Screenrant dig up some news….please. :D

    and my son is forcing me to go to see OLD DOGS…. I will let you know what I think of it… ;)

  14. @Aknot

    Saw Old Dogs this past weekend. Extremely funny family movie. My 8-year old daughter, my wife and I all really enjoyed it. Very fast-paced, if you can believe it. They dwell on any one scene too long so the jokes don’t have time to get old. One of the best comedies of the year, IMO. Right behind The Hangover for me. I enjoyed it more than most of the kids’ movies i went to this year. It made Night at the Museum 2 look like a serious documentary. Or if you want me to I can say “it sucked” so your expectations don’t get too high. :)

  15. I meant to say “They DON”T dwell on any one scene too long …”

  16. Who could play Kratos in the God of War movie?
    Someone like Vin Diesel but better.

  17. @Ink

    Glad to hear it is suitable for an 8 yo. Mine son is 11. I was a little concerned.

    I expect as much from the movie as you stated. It is nice to just laugh.

    I look forward to it now.

  18. Is ther any Oscar Buzz for Best Picture yet?
    Do we have a Front Runner at this time?

  19. @Xigbar

    That’s a GREAT list! We may use that concept in future articles. :)

    @JD5DAD

    It’s REALLY hard to launch a brand new website, and frankly I’d thought about separating TV and movies a long time ago, but decided that “Screen” covers them both and we’ll stick with that. :)

    @Aknot

    There’s just no news on The Last Airbender, sorry. I’ve looked for ya.

    @INK

    You’re kidding, it’s getting KILLED by critics. I haven’t seen it myself, can’t get to a theater with my leg as it is right now.

    Vic

  20. @Vic

    Not kidding. If a person just lets themselves have some fun it is a really entertaining and funny movie. Think of it as a live-action cartoon. A lot of slap-stick comedy, which I like. Plus, I have found that critics (Screenrant’s own excluded:) ) have no sense of humor. Actually I should say no varying sense of humor. Most like it one way and one way only. I pity their spouses. :)

  21. DrSam

    what are you playing Assassin’s Creed 2 on? what console? or pc?

  22. Well if this is an open thread, then I’d like to add a little Stargate: Universe hate to the mix. I hate that show. There, I feel better now. Thanks! :)

  23. Rose

    you’re not the only one. check it here:

    http://screenrant.com/stargate-universe-ratings-brusimm-35786/

  24. @Xigbar
    That’s a great list, but you forgot one:

    If a ninja gets damaged, he/she can just put his hands together and recite some nonsense to get healed.

    :-)

    Also, did you notice how Sho cut his hand without bleeding but when he’s in a fight, guess what gushes out? I did enjoy all the ninja action though.

  25. @Gary. There are still many films that can make it to the list of nominees on February. I think the most preferred and predicted are Invictus, Precious, Up in the Air, An Education, A Single Man, Nine, The Hurt Locker, The Lovely Bones, A Serious Man, The Last Station, Crazy Heart and Bright Star, among others. Even Up and Inglourious Basterds are being thrown up in the mix too.

  26. Outlaw Josey Wales
    High Plains Drifter

    watched em both along with Lonesome Dove over the the last week. On a gritty Western kick

    You buttheads should give it a try. All the short attention span, CGI ppopfest, Riddlin fuel is going to fry your corneas and your brains

    Next up Deadwood season sets

  27. M-Cat

    Oh, I know I’m not alone in this. I just keep hoping that the right person will read my plea and fix up the show.

    I just want one or two of the characters to get their acts together and be optimistic about something/anything even if it’s just a facade. It’s unbelievable to me that not one person on the ship has a positive personality. How could they make it into the Stargate program if they all have such defeatist attitudes?

  28. @Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar…

    Some folks like those CGI-fests, but there’s something to be said for the sheer pleasure of enjoying a good western. Did you ever see 3:10 To Yuma (the original from the late ’50′s)?
    Excellent film.

    Also, most of Clint Eastwood’s Western films are quite good — my favorite is Unforgiven. Gritty, yet it’s also sheer visual poetry.

    @Gary…

    I’d also been hearing rumors that Up could possibly get a Best Picture nomination next year. It’s one of the best movies I’ve enjoyed this year, along with Inglorious Basterds and The Hurt Locker. I also liked Star Trek, but I don’t think it’ll get a BP nod, though.

  29. OK
    lets change the topic
    IMHO twilight is like 300 for women
    although it would have been great if they had adopted it into a porn franchise

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