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  1. Beast546

    The Walking Dead.

    If you read the comic series you'd see how it could be stretched to quite a few seasons - the story just keeps twisting and getting better and better. Pretty amazing. For now, I'm just happy with the announcement that there will be more than 6 episodes - they'd barely break into the story with just the 6. :)
  2. Beast546

    The Walking Dead.

    For those of you diggin' the show, I got word from an insider yesterday afternoon that AMC has confirmed a second season of The Walkign Dead - a full 13 episodes. Hell yes!
  3. Beast546

    The Walking Dead.

    Rad! Super jealous! Also, the comics are fantastic for those who have not read them. I picked up the first issue way back when it came out and brushed it aside because of the similarity to 28 Days Later (with the hospital and all, as has been discussed here). However, several months later I had friends telling me how great the story got so I started picking up the trade paperback issues (of which #13 comes out this month). The comic is fast-paced and super dramatic - hard to put down. And for reference, the first episode barely covered the first issue (not the first TPB ) of the comic. With the embellishments that Darabont is making, this show has the potential for many seasons if they keep doing it right.
  4. Beast546

    The Walking Dead.

    The make-up FX is being done by KNB FX - Greg Nicotero's outfit - well known for their amazing FX work in film. Nicotero is a student of Tom Savini, was in Romero's Day of the Dead, and grew his career from there. Truly incredible stuff (as you can see in TWD)! A good friend of mine is the web designer for KNB and he just relaunched the site a few days ago. Check it out... lot's of goodies! http://www.knbefxgroup.com/
  5. Beast546

    The Walking Dead.

    And BTW, Greg Nicotero and his crew are doing the make-up FX, which is why the zombies look so amazing. I'm looking forward to this for sure. And if you have not read the comic and you're a zombie fan - get it and read it! Amazing stuff. I read them in TPB and the 12th issue of those just came out (I'm actually like three behind).
  6. Glad to see SmashBurger making its way across the country. Denver original.
  7. Beast546

    Nightmare On Elm Street 2010...

    A friend asked me for a review... so I wrote one: My initial negative thoughts about the idea of a remake of A Nightmare on Elms Street upon seeing the first theatrical trailer months ago ended up matching my reaction to the actual film. Understand, for me, the original Elm Street is held in high esteem because it was, in fact, the very first horror film I ever saw at age six or seven. Because of that, Robert Englund’s Freddy Krueger actually haunted my dreams for a while and has since sat at the top of my most revered movie monsters. It truly is the horror film of my generation. This 2010 retelling of the original mythology is too clean, in more than one way. The story was cleverly tied together to try and make better sense of the reasons why this burned boogie man haunts the dreams of the Elm Street kids. Where the original film is quite a bit more vague in this area, Elm Street 2010’s over-construction makes the story far more boring than the original, forcing the overall creepiness of the film to be left to typical, played out, horror movie “jump scare” scenes. My change to excitement for the remake of Elm Street really stemmed from two things: Jackie Earl Haley for one, and some of the great visuals being released in later trailers and screen-shots. Haley is a fucking creepy guy and I figured he would suit Fred Krueger very well, even if they were going for a more serious, eerie personality for the character. Unfortunately, the drying of the story also dried out the Krueger character and made him nothing more than a pissed off pedophile. While Haley injected brief moments that were reminiscent of what Fred Krueger should be, overall I felt his version falls way short. I also didn’t care for the more realistic burn-patient make-up. Perhaps I am just biased - for me, if there is no Englund then there is no Krueger. My second let down was the visual look of the film. My criticisms in this arena are a bit more mixed than that of the characters. The cinematography and lighting was very well done in this new version. There was a great deal effort put into the change between awake and dream state and I though that was pretty cool – even if it ultimately took away from the scare factor a bit (in the original you sometimes didn’t know if the kids were dreaming or not, playing with you mind more – far less so in the new film). The other aspect of this was the gore effects. Some of them, including a lot of the kills were very well done. However, some of the “Freddy haunt” scenes just looked terrible – as in bad CG – the worst being the scene where Fred’s form stretches out of the wall above Nancy’s bed. This CG hack version just looked awful. Overall, I came out of the theater feeling disappointed – which I initially expected. This time I let myself fall into the arms of the media hype-up of the film and was ultimately dropped on my bum without so much as a four-knifed cut. On the upside, however, my interest in the new film helped my catch up on some of the collection of the original films and reminded me how great, indeed, they still are. At least I will always have the original Nightmare to return to…
  8. Beast546

    GUNDAM WING VS. TRANSFORMERS

    The coolest thing about the Turn A Gundam is that it was designed by Syd Mead (for those who don't know www.sydmead.com) and is the only gundam designed by a Westerner. Look at the flow of the lines on this thing... Beautiful! And yes, I too am (becoming) a Gundam nerd. Sorry, no opinion on the actual topic question.
  9. Beast546

    UP

    Fantastis Film. Pixar never fails! Go see it!
  10. Bomb. Home-state love. Word.
  11. Beast546

    Movie QUOTES!!! =)

    "You see my mule don't like people laughing. He gets the crazy idea you're laughing at him. Now if you apologize like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it..." -Clint Eastwood, A Fistfull of Dollars "You gonna' pull those pistols or wistle dixie?" -Clint Eastwood, The Outlaw Josey Wales "I'm looking for Josey Wales." "That'd be me." "You're a wanted man, Wales." "You a bounty hunter?" "A man's got to make a living somehow these days..." "Dying ain't much of a living, boy." -Clint Eastwood & John Davis Chandler, The Outlaw Josey Wales "They're coming to get you, Barbara!" -Russel Streiner, Night of the Living Dead "When there is no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the earth..." -Ken Foree, Dawn of the Dead "Any zombies out there?" "Don't say that!" "What?" "That!" "What?" "The zed-word. Don't say it!" "Why not?" "Because it's ridiculous!" "Alright... are there any out there though?" -Simon Pegg & Nick Frost, Shaun of the Dead
  12. Beast546

    2008 MLB Season.

    SNAP! Used to be the Denver Zephyrs before we got the Rockies. I used to love going to Zephyrs games at the old Mile High Stadium. :)
  13. Beast546

    The I have a Child Superthread

    Great thread idea... the childrens bring so much joy. The boys with Dad. Eth is on the left. He'll be 4 in February. Bray, on the right, turns 6 today! At the Family Easter picnic earlier this year. My oldest with Glamdring (yes, I am a huge nerd) at around age 3. My youngest during his mohawk period.
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