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Avatar spoilers

January 5, 2010

This is a comment I left on a review of Avatar on Dark Worlds blog that raises issues with the lousy science in Avatar:

Then there is the subject of evolution on Pandora. All the animals have six limbs. Four up front and two in the back. All of them, including the Pterodactyl like creatures. Four wings and pair of legs. Four eyes as well. One pair above sightly farther out than the inner pair.

Everything except the Terminator Smurfs. Two eyes, and four limbs.

Radically different biology, yet they could mesh their nervous system with the local animals.
Did the Terminator Smurfs braid their hair to protect the nerve bundle or did it grow like that naturally.

Oh, why did the Pterodactyl like creatures naturally develop stirrups for the Terminator Smurfs?

With all the “scientists” they had on that planet, why didn’t any notice that the Terminator Smurfs obviously didn’t evolve there?

Also published at the Urbin Report.

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Friday B-Movie Pick: The Running Man

July 17, 2009

The Running Man

An Arnold Schwarzenegger classic from 1997. California in 2017 has become a police state in the wake of the world’s economy’s total collapse. The hero is wrong accused and tossed in a brutal prison along with Yaphet Kotto’s character, who is there for teaching kids about the Constitution of the United States of America. Ya, I know, it sounds like where America is heading under the reign of our Dear Leader. Besides that, it’s a fun film with added bonuses like Jesse Ventura, Professor Toru Tanaka, Mick Fleetwood, and great performance by Richard Dawson. It was directed by Paul Michael Glaser, From the Starsky and Hutch TV show, and choreography by Paula Abdul.

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Filming in the Arctic

May 1, 2009

I watched Stargate:Continuum last night. The coolest part was the extra feature about filming on the Arctic ice pack in Northern Alaska.

Friday B-Movie Pick: L.A. Confidential

April 17, 2009

L.A. Confidential

Keeping on the film noir trend, comes this classic from 1997. A great cast, a gripping story and look into the dark steamy side of beautiful, sunny, southern California. Kim Basinger won an Oscar for her role in this film. Other cast members includes: Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey, and James Cromwell. Cromwell shows his range in this role. His other work has included Star Trek films and the “Revenge of the Nerds” films. Part the films depth is watching the growth of the characters played by Crowe, Pearce and Spacey. In all, it’s a dark, well made film that tells its story through complex characters.

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Friday B-Movie Pick

February 27, 2009

Shiri

A really done action thriller from South Korea. Excellent story, fast paced, and great action scenes.

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January 30, 2009

Red Dawn

From 1984 comes this Cold War era classic with a cast of future stars, including Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Lea Thompson and Jennifer Grey. Powers Boothe played the responsible adult, an Air Force Colonel shot down after taking out several MIGs.

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January 23, 2009

Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother

From 1975, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn and Marty Feldman return from Young Frankenstein in this comedy about the famous detective’s younger brother Siegerson. Comedy, music, dancing, and action in this one. Kahn is wonderfully funny and sexy as she plays the compulsive liar who works as a governess by day and a music hall singer by night.

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Friday B Movie Pick

January 16, 2009

Today, we pull the way funny police comedy, SuperTroopers out of the B-Movie vault.

This movie show the funny side of the old saying, “There is nothing more scary than a small town police officer”.

My favorite of Broken Lizard’s movies. The cars are fast, the women are hot and the jokes just keep on rolling. Brian Cox show his comedy chops as their long suffering commander.

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January 9, 2009

Rollerball

The 1975 original version. James Cann at some of his best. Dark, gritty and uber-violent.

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January 2, 2009

Revenge of the Nerds

From way back in 1984, this movie teaches you it’s not a good idea to piss off the smartest people on campus.
Plenty of f-bombs and gratuitous female nudity just add to the innocent college fun.

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