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Scarlet_Lutefisk


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Comment 15 hours ago

Dune is an interesting one. The miniseries was truer to the novel but still a long way from the grandeur that a properly done treatment would display.

Still I will always think of Sting at Feyd-Rautha.

Comment 15 hours ago

That being said, my rule of thumb is that remakes should only movies that were fatally flawed should be remade.

Starship Troopers - Unfortunately it would be difficult to find a director out there who is any more capable of doing the book justice than the crap sandwich served up by Verhoeven.

I, Robot - Isaac Asimov is one of the demi-gods of science fiction and his short story collection about artificial intelligence is a cornerstone of the genre. Hell it's where the 3 Laws first appear. The film has literally no connection with Asimov's work, they just bought the name to slap on an unrelated script. Want to do it right? Use Harlan Ellison's brilliant screenplay.

I Am Legend - Another movie that only has a tangential, at best, connection with it's namesake. The ending was so badly mangled that it completely erased the entire FREAKING POINT OF THE NOVEL. 

Comment 15 hours ago

I kinda liked what they tried to do with Tron, the movie itself wasn't bad, but could have been better. The idea of taking a classic and not remaking but extending it would be cool.

I was horrified when I first learned they were doing a remake of John Carpenter's The Thing. Handling it the way they did, showing what happened at the Norwegian camp resulted in me doing a 180. Not a bad flick at all.

Comment 15 hours ago

Literally every single point in this post is inaccurate.

Tenured faculty work an average of 52 hours a week.

Being granting tenure only protects a faculty member from being fired without cause.

Generally speaking the academic staff is the primary revenue generator at most universities.

Let's keep in mind that the University of Cincinnati has an annual budget of around $1.25 Billion while the Bearcats' Athletic Department spends approximately $50 Million.

Comment 17 Feb 2017

I wash born here, an I wash raished here, and dad gum it, I am gonna die here, an no sidewindin' bushwackin', hornswagglin' cracker croaker is gonna rouin me bishen cutter.

Comment 09 Feb 2017

Mystery Men you say? So you're a fan of movies that deconstruct the genre? Because if so....

Comment 09 Feb 2017

Rosencrantz  and Guildenstern Are Dead