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There was a film version of I Am Legend that predates The Omega Man, it's called The Last Man on Earth and stars Vincent Price. I liked it, but I enjoy old movies. It's black and white. Of the three, The Omega Man is my favorite.
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
There was a film version of I Am Legend that predates The Omega Man, it's called The Last Man on Earth and stars Vincent Price. I liked it, but I enjoy old movies. It's black and white. Of the three, The Omega Man is my favorite.


I loved that movie! Of course I love Matheson so any adaptation that does his work the least bit of justice does it for me, but something about Vincent Price is always so awesome. Love to hear there are other old movie fans out there, I'm just getting into movies from the early days and I'm still learning.
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Caedus_16 wrote:
I can call it right now that you aren't going to like I Am Legend. I did, but I can guess you won't.


haha. You know me.

The Last Man is the best adaptation IMO, but all fall sort of the great novel. IIRC, all the film versions have a different ending from each other and none of them follow the novel's, which kind of takes away from the whole point of the story.

Speaking of film vs. book endings , I just watched The Shawshank Redemption. I mean, I've seen it before, but I just watched it now.

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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:

Speaking of film vs. book endings , I just watched The Shawshank Redemption. I mean, I've seen it before, but I just watched it now.

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It's a beach shot. Maybe they wanted the whole crew to have a nice beach party at the end of the filming. Laughing
I don't think it was because they felt the audience wouldn't get it. I think they just wanted to make a nice fade out. Like Forrest Gump which had "the feather" intro/outro.


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Was looking forward to seeing G.I Joe: Retaliation since I enjoyed Rise of Cobra, but now, after reading some early reviews and other stuff (bad of me, I know) I'm not even going to buy the future DVD!

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This film seems to be more of a reboot then a true sequel, in the same way that Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengence had more of a reboot feel. In both cases, the continuity between the first film and the second is so thin that the second film is, to me, completely different from the original despite being touted as a sequel.

In the same way, the upcoming Transformers 4, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and The Next Karate Kid are, despite continuing their movieverses)is that even a word? Laughing ), so radically different in storyline, cast, and tone that I haven't bought the latter two and never will, nor will I buy the new Transformers movies.


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Went and saw Olympus Has Fallen this past weekend.

So good!

Obviously the plot was predictable and what-not, the same type of gripe one could have for any action film. But it was so fun! Gerard Butler was great.

My wife and I joked that it was a better Die Hard than either Die Hard 4 or 5.
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I just read an article on the "20 worst movie lines of all time" and they dared to include the line from They Live:

"I came here to kick *** and chew bubblegum."

Which I guess might be stupid, but only since they didn't include the following sentence: "And I'm all out of bubblegum."

Which is pretty much the best movie line ever.

Something tells me that there are other great lines from that movie, hmm?
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Plus that line gets recycled constantly in hilarious ways.

From "The IT Crowd":

"I came here to drink milk and kick ***, and I just finished my milk."
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My friend and I became extremely bored and somehow ended up seeing The Host.

It was the most hilarious thing.
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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
My friend and I became extremely bored and somehow ended up seeing The Host.

It was the most hilarious thing.


...oh padme...
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What was funny about The Host, other than it being a book by Stephanie Meyer? The director is the guy who did Gattaca, one of the best sci fi movies IMO, and In Time which wasn't all that bad. Kinda of a dumb idea, but decent enough execution...which is what I expected from The Host.

On a random note: for some reason I was thinking about the movie Heavy Metal. Has anyone here seen that?

I can't decide if it's crossed over from terrible to awesome. It's certainly hilariously bad. Every single thing about it seems like it was made by a 13 year old, and I truly believe that it was intended to be viewed under the influence of drugs. If you haven't had that experience, you aren't necessarily a healthy and well adjusted human, but it helps.
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The Island was a surprisingly good Michael Bay movie. Because of Evan McGregor. Nothing, not even pointless explosions, could detract from his performance. Even when the film veered into sci fi cliches, he kept the audience grounded. Plus, seeing his innocence side was rather cute.
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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
My friend and I became extremely bored and somehow ended up seeing The Host.

It was the most hilarious thing.


Y'know, my wife and I went to see The Host this weekend, and I really enjoyed it.

I found it to be good sci-fi, with a cool idea that was well written and well directed.

And Saoirse Ronan was really good in both of her roles.

I was half-expecting something awful that we would just laugh at the whole, but I found myself genuinely enjoying the movie.

I joked with my wife afterwards that it appears Stephenie Meyer CAN write, she just chose not to for four books.
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Shame really lived up to its NC-17 rating. Wow.
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Dancelittleewok wrote:
Shame really lived up to its NC-17 rating. Wow.


Holy hell, I'm shocked someone else is watching that. I'm head over heels for Carrie Mulligan but I barely made it through it.
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