You know what would be cool here, is if the ‘snornadoes’ had faces, and they laughed, like ‘Huh huh huh!’ OH! This could all be caused by a genie.— ,
2012: Ice Age @1:06:01
Dude, that guy’s like the Mr. T of 10,000 BC; he’s got bones around his neck; he pities a lot of fools. I pity the fool who can’t take down a mammoth!— ,
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All right. We’re gonna use nuclear bombs against the glacier. I am on board with this. … This is clearly a Canadian invasion of the United States, and it needs to be met with supreme force.— ,
2012: Ice Age @0:38:10
Find “free” and... (clear)
- The Film Pigs take on a movie they've never seen before— and win! Some funny stuff amid the confusion (the filthy, filthy confusion). Oh, and: "wish me love a wishing well— kiss and tell— a wishing well of mastodon tears."
Zarban on 2009-05-30 19:33:41
- This is the infamous commentary where Falk calls Todd "Tonn".
crazyman on 2010-12-11 00:35:16
The 13th Warrior
- I liked their idea of commenting on the RPG elements of films. I wish they would do another commentary. They talked about it but never did any more. PS The sync was off using my R1 even when I corrected it using Audacity. Their computer must have been lagging or something.
fardawg on 2011-02-05 21:25:30
2001: A Space Odyssey
- Solid commentary by a knowledgeable fan, just being hosted by Hurricane Andy.
Zarban on 2008-02-25 04:18:17
2001: A Space Odyssey
- Terrific commentary from Down in Front on the sci-fi forefather. They analyze the film to the degree that it deserves it and hilariously marvel at the future we live in. The structure of the film is that the protagonist is humanity, and each of the three sections (prolog, act 1, acts 2 & 3 & epilog) follows the next step in alien-assisted evolution. Each act starts out with the mundane way of life of a character (bone-ape, Floyd, Bowman), he finds a monolith, and humanity moves up the ladder to the next level of evolution. HAL's dilemma is that the humans are planning to turn him off, which would jeopardize the mission, so HAL decides to get rid of the humans and carry out the mission himself. The problem is that that is actually entirely incidental to the story Kubrick is telling (the ascent of mankind) and merely serves as an entertaining complication. After all, we are not introduced to computers or tools earlier in the film as a kind of villain-of-our-own-making. But it ends up being so entertaining, that it takes over the movie. Gold medal Super-win! for Trey for mentioning Space Food Sticks, the greatest chocolate rubber compound invented by mankind. Teague is right in that there is no particular reason for Kubrick to "do" films the way he did them. But the same can be said for Tarantino's time-shifting and Fellini's dream sequences. Trey is right that HAL has become a crutch for screenwriters. It has survived right up to I, Robot, in which a single central computer controls all the robots in the world.
Zarban on 2010-04-09 17:56:23
- "After all, we are not introduced to computers or tools earlier in the film as a kind of villain-of-our-own-making." I always thought that was ONE of the points of the bone in the opening. Our tools advanced from bones used as weapons to kill our own kind, to psycho computers "made in our image" that turn on us. HAL could also represent human intellect gone wrong.
fardawg on 2011-05-16 16:25:55
- Good point!
Teague on 2011-05-16 18:56:17
- But that's not really a reading that is supported by the film. The apes who used the bones as tools were throwing off the oppression of the other apes and evolving to the next level. You can't say that mankind needs to evolve but mankind's technology is inherently bad. Practically the whole point of the Floyd section is that technology is awesome. Certainly the HAL section is warning that technology can go wrong; it just isn't really a theme that is maintained thruout the film.
Zarban on 2011-05-16 20:33:31
- "You can’t say that mankind needs to evolve but mankind’s technology is inherently bad." I didn't say they were "inherently" bad or that every bit of tech is evil in the film. Of course the tech is awesome. But it can also malfunction or be used for evil ends because we flawed humans make and use them; just as the bone is a neutral object but we made it into a tool that could be used for defensive or offensive means (but which still "kills" other apes). The satellite in the beginning was supposed to be a nuclear satellite, so it is showing one weapon essentially evolving into another. I happen to think it was necessary to create and maintain nuclear weapons (and still is); but that is because others would use that same "bone" to enslave us. It's all about application. That is why I said it was "ONE" of the points of the bone. In a way, the film is asking us how we will choose to use our "bones".
fardawg on 2011-06-26 16:00:01
- I can agree with that.
Zarban on 2011-06-26 23:58:57
2010: Moby Dick
- Tysto enjoys the whale story enormously and has great fun with it.
Zarban on 2011-01-07 11:32:31
2010: Moby Dick
- Down in Front takes a look at Trey's low-budget feature film for the Asylum and hilariously takes it apart. The inside scoop on the sausage factory that is the Asylum is priceless for any movie lover (well, any genre lover [well, any schlock lover]).
Zarban on 2010-11-28 14:40:45
2010: The Year We Make Contact
- Quite funny stuff from Quick Stop. They do a fair amount of Alien jokes, Jaws jokes, Yakov Smirnoff jokes, and nerd jokes and keep it all light and entertaining. There's no attempt at analysis.
Zarban on 2009-11-20 19:32:02
- pretty funny, but theres alot of spaces of silence
gojira84 on 2010-01-01 22:34:15
2010: The Year We Make Contact
- Another well-researched, and sometime funny, track from the "Double D" crew. Lots of info on Special Efx and the source material for both '2001 and 2010.' Excellent audio quality as well. Perfectionist Peter Hyams would approve.
Frank Farina on 2012-03-30 21:03:43
- Thanx Frank, we really appreciate it! We're still contemplating doing a track for 2001, it's just such a daunting task.
David Bjerre on 2012-03-31 06:14:22
- DIF does 2012. Jake and Teague like it a lot. Brian and Michael hate it (and Michael was nearly driven to suicide). The discussion gets pretty enthusiastic at times and they talk over one another. Unfortunately, almost all the discussion is why the movie is bad or why it's great; there's very little scene-to-scene commentary. I don't like the movie, but I almost completely disagree with Brian and Michael. I think that Emmerich was trying really hard to make a good movie but he wanted to make a serious and exciting movie about the end of the world. If you make a movie about the end of the world and don't try to make it fun, you're dooming your efforts. Jake and Teague had fun, which is fine for them, but this movie isn't actually made for that. The film makers really want you to be on the edge of your seat and really think about what you would do in those situations. Regarding the comparisons to Independence Day, there's not a moment in that movie that I believed the characters were real people, but they were kind of fun. (I'm not a big fan of ID, tho. And I hated Twister). I totally buy that Emmerich's German-ness made him unable to realize that his actors in ID were not taking the movie seriously. You know what I hate? Thandie Newton walks into the fucking Oval Office unbidden and unannounced. That does not happen. There are guys who will shoot you to stop that from happening. Also, there absolutely is not prayer chapel in the West Wing of the White House. That's idiotic. The speechifying at the end is stupid. The captain is in charge of the ship. There's no way he'd allow some dumbass to make a speech to the whole ship and jeopardize the launching of the ship. That's not how a ship's captain makes decisions.
Zarban on 2011-02-20 18:55:51
2012: Ice Age
- Wow, that poster art isn't ripping off any movie at all!
Mike on 2011-07-25 02:49:48
- Tysto has about as much fun with this as one could hope to.
Zarban on 2011-07-27 22:21:51
- A good group commentary, albeit with an awful lot of swearing and gay jokes.
Zarban on 2008-03-19 18:35:31
The 39 Steps
- Really good work from Tysto, with a lot of analysis of the story and comparisons to other Hitchcock films. Some good background and humor.
Zarban on 2010-02-09 15:11:33
3×3 Eyes OVA 4
- I love soutstar's accent XOXO ^O^!! love ya!!,
Cindy on 2011-01-18 13:10:35
- Nice commentary. This politically-incorrect movie could only exist in the early ’80s!
Floss on 2010-11-09 14:07:29
The 6th Day
- Fun and enthusiastic solo effort for this lesser light in the Schwarzenegger heavens from Tysto.
Zarban on 2009-07-20 01:06:38
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