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Which movie do you want to see the most?

Poll closed Sep 9, 2009.
  1. 9

    1 vote(s)
  2. Ponyo

    1 vote(s)
  3. District 9

    0 vote(s)
  4. Inglorious Bastards

    0 vote(s)
  1. Here is a place to talk about the upcoming movies that you plan on seeing, or are at the very least interested in.

    To start us off, I plan on seeing 9, the latest movie directed by Tim Burton. With it's post-apocalyptic setting, stunning CGI, and amazing story, this is the must-see film of the year.

  2. The Lost Souls
    Erika Hennessey/Sidhe (open)

    Her skin is decorated with melanin tattoos, a result of her mental control over her body processes. She feels an almost compulsive need to desecrate her body with color, bizarre or slutty markings, and strange subtle messages.
    Name: Erika Hennessey
    Codename: Sidhe
    Birthdate: March 19, 1997
    Height/Weight: 5'10" 110lbs

    Telekinesis. Erika is able to levitate many small objects with an enormous amount of control

    Mind Over Body. She has psychic control over the cells in her body. She uses this primarily for body modification: tattoos and different hair colors mostly, but she is able to use it for a more practical purpose. She can increase her muscle mass to a certain degree at will, making herself buffer, but still not beyond a human's natural physical limitations.

    Leftover Psychic Powers. While not aware of it, there is some part of Erika that survived the mindbreak, and it will occasionally warn her of impending danger.

    Mindbreak Contagion. The process that broke her mind left her psyche in shards. If another psychic were to try and link up with her mind - or if she herself forced that link open - her fragile mindscape would tear the other psychic's apart. It could take months for the victim to rebuild their mind, assuming they could at all.

    Bio: Erika Hennessey was a gifted psychic in Dublin. Growing up she realized her powers and saw that they set her apart. However, instead of wanting to be seen as superior or wanting to hide away, she decided she could use her abilities to help people. Being able to read minds gave her a special advantage in helping others overcome their problems. She skipped two grades and was about to complete her psychology doctorate in record time.

    That was when she met the Controller.

    He wanted to harness her psychic powers for his own purposes. With Hennessey at his command, he could brainwash mass numbers in minutes, rather than one at a time over the course of a few days. She fought every attempt at destroying her will, but eventually something had to break. And it was her mind.

    Erika locked away her own psychic powers, leading to the emergence of her new ones some time later. With her mind now useless to him, the Controller left Erika in the gutter. She was found by Hushcobb, ended up working for them for a short time, and then escaped to begin her hunt for the man who destroyed her.

    Zeroth/Changeling (open)

    Name: Zeroth
    Codename: Changeling
    Birthdate: ???
    Height/Weight: Varies
    Abilities: Shapeshifting. Simply put, Zeroth is able to transform into most any form. He can become anyone he wishes, can transform into a monster or into a violent animal. His abilities are not, however, unlimited. He can't transform into something as small as a fly and the largest he can get is brown bear status. There is one other limitation: in all his transformations, his eyes remain unchanged.
    Bio: It's a hard life being a Fae in the human world. Switched at birth by his mother hoping to give him a better life, he began nursing from human women. A changeling's diet is very limited and this actually helped him survive for a long time yet. But when he didn't age he was found out and cast aside.

    From there his life had been an unending series of impersonations, discoveries, and angry villagers. For more than 500 years he was forced to live like this and grew to hate humans. Even more so considering he needed them to survive, as he can only eat processed food such as milk, bread, and cheese. Eventually, Hushcobb found him and locked him behind iron bars, which due to his Fae nature would burn him at the touch. When the Lost Souls Initiative was launched he begrudgingly accepted, hoping to find a time to escape. He did not expect to grow attached to his fellow freaks.

    One last note: Even now, free from Hushcobb and from his old life of pretending to be babies, Zeroth still can't escape the lie. He's been shapeshifting since he was born. He has no idea what his true form - what his true face - really looks like.

  3. How was it? I'm thinking of going once I get some cash.
  4. The Re-Do of Alice in Wonderland! Coming in the summer of 2010. Directed by Tim Burton, and starring the Mad Hatter, Johnny Depp.
  5. Ponyo was good! Well, it was very random and disjointed and WTF in true blue Miyazaki style... but very wonderful! I think this review is spot-on:

  6. Last two movies I've seen were Inglorious Basterds and District 9.

    Inglorious Basterds is a delectably twisted comedy, despite the serious nature of WW II. Brad Pitt needs to do more comedy in my opinion. In true Tarantino style, Basterds is done in chapters, the whole story told from several viewpoints and culminating in a firery end punctuated by gunfire and screams, with a sadistic moment shared between Pitt and Christoph Waltz. It's not completely gory but just enough.

    As for District 9, I rather liked how they swapped between documentary style and sci-fi action. It plays upon the prejudices against that which we do not understand, mixing in references to Apartheid South Africa with the prospect of First Contact with an alien race. The prejudice towards the 'Prawns' as they are called is very apparent when you hear how the MNU agents refer to the residents of District 9, especially MNU's First Battalion, their special operations force. Some may be grossed out by the Prawn in general.

    I should probably mention I had calamari before I saw this movie, so all I could think of was shrimp poppers and po' boy sandwiches.

    Any who, D-9 related images...


    Next up: 9
  7. Damn thats scary. I wont be able to see him the same way again. He was all cute and pink.. Must be all those Popplers he ate..
  8. Watched G.I. Joe. Looked fake, failed to pump my adrenaline.

    Plan on watching: District 9, 9, Astro Boy, and PAWNYO
  9. Being a bit a of a Cineophile there is a a lot new movies I am looking forward to coming out; Kick Ass(TRAILERS LOOKS FUCKING AWESOME), Survival of the Dead(Romeo is starting to slip past his prime, but his zombie flicks are much more interesting than lot of the other zombie stuff out there), Expendables(IT'S LIKE THEY TOOK EVERY FUCKING 80'S ACTION STAR AND THREW THEM INTO A MOVIE. LOOK FUCKING BOSS.), Ninja(That dude from Full House((No, the korean one, not the ones with the twins)) as a Ninja? INTERESTING), and Sword with No Name(I love me some historical melodrama!)
  10. 9, Inglorious Basterds, Alice in Wonderland. Been told not to see GI Joe, probably will still rent, though.
  11. Ok, I'm gonna put up a poll to see which movie of three is most aniticipated. Maybe we can even get a small blurb in the newletter. I'll change the poll every about two weeks, with the previous winner staying, provided it hasn't come out in theatres yet. THe first poll will be an exception, though, as I will include Ponyo.

    PS: And now I've just realized that I can't add a poll...Hmm...must talk to Diana to see if something can be done...

    PPS: Aaand I just solved my own problem. False alarm, Di. Anyways, I know I said I'd choose 3, but IB and D9 were both mentioned an equal amount of times, at least by my count. Anyways, let the voting begin! *a boxing match bell dings*
  12. I saw District 9 - awesome. First half had me on the edge of my seat and the second half had me cheering all the way through. Can't wait until it comes out on DVD. I am so buying it.

    I am anticipating Tim Burton's '9'. I really do love his works. And Alice in Wonderland too.

    I heard Inglorious Basterds was a really good movie. Good dialogue and entertaining too. I'm also looking forward to Avatar: The Last Airbender and also Avatar. And 2012. I saw the trailer to Surrogate while watching District 9... seems okay... though it reminds me of another movie that I can't remember the title of...
  13. The Last Airbender!!! <33 I want to see it so bad.... Ack... *sits and waits a whole year...*
  14. Inglorious Bastards!!!!!!
  15. I wonder how Last Airbender will do. After all, it's based off a cartoon, and being directed by M. Knight Shamalan, who generally does suspense/horror movies.
  16. It will have a TWEEST as usual.

  17. That's what I'm afraid of...

  19. It's gonna be terrible, of this I have little doubt.

    Mind you, I didn't like the cartoons, anyways....
  20. AVATAR... the one with the blue people and mechs...