incoming blip complaints
Its not my fault, stop blaming me
It's not my fault you were beaten in the street naked last time.
it's working fine for me
Yes. I bought that online. The package arrived. I took it out of the package. Put lube on it and shoved it up my ass. And then it couldnt vibrate!!! I was so dissapointed. And I should have known it was a wrong delivery, since it was glass and hollow. Because it broke up my ass. And now ive got glass-shrapnel up my ass.
Damn you blip!
Under 30 minutes? Shit, it's probably gonna be a good one. :P
For along time i thought batman was going to play Jesus but it turns out he's playing batmoses this movie looks eh
Is it true ridley said some odd things about muslims?
He said something to the effect of that he didn't want to cast anyone with a muslim-sounding name (or an ethnic-sounding name in general) in a major role. Basically, he wanted White Moses: The Movie.
Kan-Ra in Killer Instinct 3 is far more middle eastern in theme and appearance than having Patrick Bateman play Moses. and he's just a fake character in an Xbox game. http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141114200714/killerinstinct/images/2/2a/Kan-Ra_concept.jpg
it's kind of sad that these pretentious Hollywood cocksuckers still has the same exact mentality that hasn't changed since the 1950's, at least when it comes to casting in terms of race & sex. if this kind of casting doesn't work in this film's favor, then it wont work in any other film in the distant future. it's not the 1950's anymore Hollywood.
Whitewashing! Cultural appropriation! Buzzwords! Grraawr!
@Tumblr - grraawr? my comment wasn't hateful and I wasn't ranting (if that's what this reply comes across as in regards to my previous comment). I'm not going to get into an argument over it because either way, I don't care. it's such a silly thing to argue about, but at the same time I would think that someone in Hollywood is at least going to address it like an adult and at least address the issue properly.
and if you think his reasons as to why this casting decision is such a good thing, then you might want to read this statement Mr Scott made about the casting decision: “I can’t mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such. I’m just not going to get it financed. So the question doesn’t even come up.”
in my opinion, it could be white-washing, it might be offensive, and if people want to argue about it all day long, go a head. frankly, I really don't care and I have far more important things to worry about. do I think it's wrong? of course I do. but honestly, I can't change his decision nor can I change people's opinions over it. I don't care if someone is white or black, and I never make that kind of argument against certain people because it's a ridiculous argument to make & stupidity doesn't pick sides. but at the same time, I do think there needs to be some changes in Hollywood in how we cast certain actors and how we approach certain roles appropriately. but I can't change the mind set of those who run Hollywood, nor can anyone else commenting on this site. it is what it is, and what's done is done.
isn't, not is. man, typos are an online commenter's worst enemy. I can imagine Jake Morgendorffer screaming "damn fuzzy computer screens!" right about now.
Oh that is very unfortunate ugh I don't understand hollywood and the whole white washing thing
Either way the movie was what i thought it would be boring like all the other bible epics shame batmoses would've been really funny
it just seems to me that Ridley Scott is better at directing sci-fi films than movies like this. his earlier films had better themes before he had Russel Crow pop up in everything he made. I'm wondering if Hannibal is easier to sit through than this from how you're describing how boring this film is. hell, Yu-Gi-Oh! is better than this, and that's just a children's anime tv series based around a bunch teenagers saving the world by playing a children's card games. I would feel happier if Ridley Scott made a live action Metroid film than to see him make another bore fest about god. The Hobbit Part 3 is even more exciting than this, and at least The Hobbit had a special guest interview of Smaug on the Colbert Report. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaRoqslM4W0
if you want to watch a better movie based on this story, watch The Ten Commandments and/or The Prince Of Egypt instead. hell, watch The Rugrats episode instead if you're that desperate. if you want a better Ridley Scott film, watch Alien/Blade Runner/Legend/Thelma & Louise/Black Hawk Down/Matchstick Men/Someone Watch Over Me/The Duellists/American Gangster/or GI Jane instead. if you want a mixed but better Ridley Scott film, watch Hannibal/Kingdom Of Heaven/White Squall/Black Rain/1492: Conquest Of Paradise/or Body Of Lies instead.
If you want to see this story done well in a short amount of time, you gotta watch "The Prince of Egypt." Amazing movie.
I agree. Great film.
yes all the yes I grew up on the movie and I will watch it any time it is brought up
A true classic, indeed!
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Ah, Kirk, my old friend. Do you know the old Klingon proverb that tells us that revenge is a dish best served digitally? It is very digital...on bliiiiiiiip.
This movie just looks boring as shit.
Oh, dear. From the looks on those faces...
If I had to choose between seeing the opera version of The Christmas Carol and Exodus: Gods & Kings, I would go see this movie over an opera that only has one guy singing the whole story and no actors.
I would rather watch The Mummy than watch Exodus. at least that movie keeps you entertained with characters you surprisingly care about and actually has both white actors & middle eastern actors in it. and that movie's budget is far less than this film's budget. I would even watch the sequel more than this and even that film had multiple races on screen. and sure it's no where as good as the 1st film, but it's still enjoyable to watch. and guess what folks, the main villain, Arnold Vosloo, was originally born in South Africa. Oded Fehr alone was from Israel.
let's see if I can make any sense out of this casting BS. $80 million dollars in 1999 for The Mummy, they can do it. $140 million dollars in 2014 for Exodus, and they can't? Stephen Sommers did what Ridley Scott could not, from half the budget and from more than a decade ago. let that sink in for a moment folks.
I love The Mummy too and I agree that The Mummy is a better movie than this movie, but after seeing The Christmas Carol in "opera" form and seeing Exodus, Exodus did not come out to be as boring to me because the movie at least had actors playing the roles instead of one guy singing the whole story for an hour and a half on stage.
I'd rather go see The Hobbit and skip Exodus. like I said, I think he's better at directing science fiction films than biblical epics or anything Russell Crowe related. and while I'm rather split on the whole Prometheus 2 concept, I do at least hope that his next film The Martian turns out alright. but to be honest, I'd rather see Ridley Scott attempt to do an ambitious adaptation that would fit his style like Metroid or the clamp manga Clover.
just like James Cameron, I'd rather see him attempt to make Battle Angel Alita than see another Avatar film. man, so much potential wasted.
and at this point, I would be happier if Ridley Scott attempted to make a proper Metroid movie than Prometheus 2. since it was originally inspired by Alien, I think he would be perfect for it. and thanks to this commercial back in 2002 (even though it's been through numerous producer's and has been in development for years), it created a lot of potential for a live action film to be possible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewcljvJQAQA
hell, I would be happy if someone made a movie based on F-Zero or Star Fox. at least F-Zero would be the easiest to adapt since it would be like Blade Runner + Dredd + The Fast & The Furious. and while I would love to see a Star Fox film with puppets (similar to the SNES front cover which was inspired by Thunderbirds), they would mostly likely do it CGI similar to Rocket from Guardians Of The Galaxy. hell, I would be happy if they made a live action and/or anime film based on Killer Instinct. I think video game movies can be good (or any genre of film for that matter), you just need a good director, a decent script, people who are passionate about the games they play and are aware of the source material, and can find any type of actors to play their respective roles. hell, I can even picture specific actors for a new Mortal Kombat film that could play their parts flawlessly. for example, Jason Statham as Kano, Ryan Reynolds as Johnny Cage, Karl Urban as Smoke, Vin Diesel as Sektor, Gabriel Iglesias as Bo'Rai Cho, Donnie Wahlberg as Kurtis Stryker, I can go on and on all day.
Having never seen trailers for this latest Ridley Scott film I must ask. . . did it mislead us like the Prometheus trailer did?
*Keep in kind I don't mind the film too much now, but at the time it really pissed me off.
I was a bit curious to see this film when I first heard about it because I love old fashioned epics like Ben Hur and Lawrence of Arabia, and I love Joel Edgerton's work as an actor (he was the best part of Great Gatsby for me), but hearing word of the reviews and such, is making me think I should just check out The Ten Commandments and The Prince of Egypt instead.
I like some of Ridley Scott's work okay and can see why he's considered a great director but honestly, I'm starting to lose respect for him (and I in no way mean to insult him or his fans). My favorite movie of his is the original Alien because it was well made, looked great, had a good script, and strong characters, but I ultimately like Aliens more because the characters and story are richer for me. I just watched Blade Runner: The Final Cut a few days ago and I do admit it is visually beautiful and well made but the story and characters weren't that strong for me and the film ultimately left a bad taste in my mouth.
With the 2010 Robin Hood, I haven't seen it yet but I have a feeling I wouldn't like it that much either. I grew up on the happier innocent Errol Flynn, Disney animation, and Men in Tights films. Does that mean I'd be against a British made, historically accurate, darker Robin Hood movie? No way. Bring it on. I read about the making of the film though and Scott said that he didn't like any of the previous Robin Hood films. I can understand not being a fan of the lighter films, but man, come on, what brought him to the project in the first place?
Long story short, I think Ridley Scott has more strength in building worlds in films than he does telling stories (at least in the bigger films like Robin Hood and Blade Runner. Not sure about Matchstick Men and the Duellists though.)
Is it just me, or is this December way worse for good movies than last December?
This has been a weak year for films, in general.
We'll always have Berk. How To Train Your Dragon 2, the Badabook, Interstellar, Fury, Guardians of the Galaxy, Gone Girl, John Wick, Lego the Movie... not that bad, surely?
Mr. Peabody & Sherman, How To Train Your Dragon 2, and Penguins of Madagascar were the three best films released this year. All brilliant movies.
Next week doesn't look too bad. I have high hopes for "Annie", though my dad is way more excited about that then me... And Christmas we've got Into the Woods (which I can see a lot of people hating since you know it's bothering advertised as a musical) and Unbroken (I always appreciate WWII movies especially when it's not the Germans who are the main baddies + Miyavi-- which is just my lame inner middle school girl getting giddy).
They should have gone with Michael Bay. You can never go wrong with enough large explosions.
Also, I have to know - do they have the part where God attacks Moses and tries to kill him, and Moses's wife saves Moses by circumcising their son with a sharp knife and throwing the foreskin at God. (Exodus 4:18-31)
The Bible is weird.
Your the bastard who destroyed the chantry aren't you?
Why do all the Moses movies skip that part? That sounds like the best thing to make them more accurate and keep them fresh.
Nice try, Hawke, but I know you were really behind it.
"This movie is so fucking weird because God kills more people in this movie than Ramses does."
Dave's right -- the Bible is exactly the same way.
Oh I know, I did 12 years in religious schools; it doesn't make the story any less weird :P
at least you've reached the age of reason.
"In the Bullshit Department, a businessman can't hold a candle to a clergyman. 'Cause I gotta tell you the truth, folks. When it comes to bullshit, big-time, major league bullshit, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims: religion. No contest. No contest. Religion. Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told." - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r-e2NDSTuE
funny how Hollywood can make movies based on the birth & death of Jesus, Noah & the ark, and the story of Moses, yet they never make a single biblical movie based on The Book Of Job. I bet you that a movie like that will make you extremely depressed rather quickly. either that or a Disney animated version of The Pied Piper Of Hamelin.
If you count A Serious Man they kind of already adapted the Book of Job.
The movie "Joe" is supposedly in development and starring Will Smith, which is a modern-day version of the book of Job.
Things like this lack gravitas and proper British actors delivering really verbose dialog. That why the older ones work. Chuck Heston had gravitas and they always has people like Laurence Olivier or Charles Lawton hamming it up. Big loud shouty thespians doing big loud shouty thespiany things. Modern actors are just too small for epic films.
Best versions of this story:
Cecil B. DeMille with Charlton Heston
Prince of Egypt (the cartoon)
(*sorry if the spelling is off)
Hey Brad, if you want to see Ben Kingsley shine again, you should review Stonehearst Asylum (2014) by the director who made Bale's Machinist.
It's a fun little thriller based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe.
A young psychiatrist arrives at a secluded mountainous asylum in 1899. The warden (played wonderfully by Kingsley) welcomes him, but there's clearly something off about the good warden. The young doctor decides to overlook this because Kingsley's revolutionary methods of threating patients like humans instead of animals shows some small results. However, things at the asylum are obviously not right and he starts investigating.
It's mostly a thriller - mystery with some minor drama and horror thrown in, and although you can guess most of the plot, it does have a few unexpecting twist and turns. David Thewlis is also great (if one-note) in the flick, as is Michael Cain, while Jim Sturgess (the main character) and Kate Beckinsale are serviceable.
It's not a fantastic movie and it's probably mid-budget, but it's atmospheric, the twist works and the acting is pretty good. Fans of the actors, themes or Poe, should check it out.
The best thing about the movie is how it makes you question whether it's better to abide the lawful sadistic treatments or go against it and risk anarchy.
As for its contents, the movie is not gory or that violent and there's no nudity, but there is shocking images, tense atmospheric shots and some violence.
It started playing at the end of October, if not mistaking.
I saw The Theory of Everything today. It was a beautiful movie, although obviously whitewashed.
You guys should check it out. I'd be interested to hear what you'd have to say.
This still did not answer my question of if the movie having a hashtag in the corner the whole time got annoying or not.
Can we expect to see the movie or not
So it looks like I'm staying home and rewatching The Prince of Egypt.
Good idea! :)
Just to be clear here, God in this movie is Anthony from The Twilight Zone? Does he send Pharaoh to the corn field?
Just watch Prince of Egypt its better
Okay Brad, you can't make fun of Aaron Paul for being short.