smoketetsuo: (MotokoWhite)
[Error: unknown template qotd]I was scanning through my library of movies and the one "foreign" film that jumps out at me is Kung Fu Hustle. I really enjoy it it's superb. I don't think an American remake would work... some of it's charm comes from its setting and the characters who inhabit it. The only way it would work is if Stephen Chow where involved but I wouldn't like to see it americanized. Just like I didn't want for that to happen to Akira and thankfully that's been shelved for now.

Stephen Chow is great I can't wait for Kung Fu Hustle 2.... I want to see his other new movies as well.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]I was scanning through my library of movies and the one "foreign" film that jumps out at me is Kung Fu Hustle. I really enjoy it it's superb. I don't think an American remake would work... some of it's charm comes from its setting and the characters who inhabit it. The only way it would work is if Stephen Chow where involved but I wouldn't like to see it americanized. Just like I didn't want for that to happen to Akira and thankfully that's been shelved for now.

Stephen Chow is great I can't wait for Kung Fu Hustle 2.... I want to see his other new movies as well.
smoketetsuo: (MotokoWhite)
[Error: unknown template qotd]I was scanning through my library of movies and the one "foreign" film that jumps out at me is Kung Fu Hustle. I really enjoy it it's superb. I don't think an American remake would work... some of it's charm comes from its setting and the characters who inhabit it. The only way it would work is if Stephen Chow where involved but I wouldn't like to see it americanized. Just like I didn't want for that to happen to Akira and thankfully that's been shelved for now.

Stephen Chow is great I can't wait for Kung Fu Hustle 2.... I want to see his other new movies as well.
smoketetsuo: (Alice1 heartless)
[Error: unknown template qotd]That's a tough one... betrayal.... I guess it depends on the severity of the betrayal.... but if it's something strong enough to be called a betrayal I'm not so sure.....

I mean usually when someone betrays me it's in matters of the heart. I find when someone does something like that they usually continue doing it or they will end up doing it again sooner or later. Also when trust is broken trying to fix it is sometimes like handling shards of broken glass you can try piecing it together but it'll never be the same and it hurts in the process.

I can forgive people and sooner or later the memory of what happened fades but I never completely forget. Also I think in a way to forget is bad because you then can end up in a repeat of the past.... like they say history repeating itself. Also I kind of resent the idea that you have to forgive everything everything a person ever does to you because again if they think they can do whatever they want and you'll just forgive them they will do whatever they want.
smoketetsuo: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]That's a tough one... betrayal.... I guess it depends on the severity of the betrayal.... but if it's something strong enough to be called a betrayal I'm not so sure.....

I mean usually when someone betrays me it's in matters of the heart. I find when someone does something like that they usually continue doing it or they will end up doing it again sooner or later. Also when trust is broken trying to fix it is sometimes like handling shards of broken glass you can try piecing it together but it'll never be the same and it hurts in the process.

I can forgive people and sooner or later the memory of what happened fades but I never completely forget. Also I think in a way to forget is bad because you then can end up in a repeat of the past.... like they say history repeating itself. Also I kind of resent the idea that you have to forgive everything everything a person ever does to you because again if they think they can do whatever they want and you'll just forgive them they will do whatever they want.
smoketetsuo: (Alice1 heartless)
[Error: unknown template qotd]That's a tough one... betrayal.... I guess it depends on the severity of the betrayal.... but if it's something strong enough to be called a betrayal I'm not so sure.....

I mean usually when someone betrays me it's in matters of the heart. I find when someone does something like that they usually continue doing it or they will end up doing it again sooner or later. Also when trust is broken trying to fix it is sometimes like handling shards of broken glass you can try piecing it together but it'll never be the same and it hurts in the process.

I can forgive people and sooner or later the memory of what happened fades but I never completely forget. Also I think in a way to forget is bad because you then can end up in a repeat of the past.... like they say history repeating itself. Also I kind of resent the idea that you have to forgive everything everything a person ever does to you because again if they think they can do whatever they want and you'll just forgive them they will do whatever they want.
smoketetsuo: (GalaxyGirl)
[Error: unknown template qotd]For me the movie that outdoes it's predecessor that jumped out to me is: Evil Dead II.... it's more of a remake than a sequel and if you are looking for more straight up horror the original is a classic. However part II is in my opinion the best of the three. The third one (Army of Darkness) is more straight up comedy and action. The second one however is a nice middle ground. It also established everything that made Bruce Campbell's Ash famous.

I used to feel that way about Phantasm II in its series but I have rewatched both it and part one recently and I don't feel that way about it anymore really and think part one is just as good if not better. So right now I can only honestly say I feel that way about Evil Dead II.

Personally I wouldn't say Aliens or Terminator 2 or the like that most people would list here. They can do that if they like but I appreciate the predecessors of those movies too much for me to say that myself. Especially Alien... so the sequel has "more action, more 'splosions, a cute girl etc" but in my opinion stuff like that doesn't automatically make a movie better otherwise Michael Bay movies would be the best. ;) No seriously I liked Aliens and it's one of my favorite movies but I like Alien for the things that it DOESN'T have compared to Aliens or the differences. Like it's more of a slower paced cerebral horror film compared to the popcorn sci-fi action that's in Aliens.

It also has the direct involvement of H.R. Giger and much of the creature effects and art was in my opinion better for it. The facehugger dissection scene looked a lot more natural in Alien than the rubbery equivalent in Aliens. I also prefer the smooth headed H.R. Giger Alien over the ridged headed James Cameron alien.

For very different reasons and standing on their own feet I would put Alien and Aliens on equal footing to be honest. I look forward to a return to the tone of the original film in Prometheus.

Terminator 2 was a really good film although I feel the franchise had been going downhill ever since Arnold got into his head that his terminator should be a good guy. I preferred the villainous T800 in the original film and I liked more of the punk feel it had. So in a way I do agree T2 is probably better I still think the original has things going for it. But not so much as Alien has to Aliens in my opinion.

As far as Star Wars goes I probably would agree with the general consensus that Empire Strikes back is the best. However ever since the prequels I am less biased towards it and appreciate every installation in the original trilogy quite a bit especially compared to the phantom menace which was very disappointing to me.

I say all that even after having watched all those films dozens of times and have them memorized.
smoketetsuo: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]For me the movie that outdoes it's predecessor that jumped out to me is: Evil Dead II.... it's more of a remake than a sequel and if you are looking for more straight up horror the original is a classic. However part II is in my opinion the best of the three. The third one (Army of Darkness) is more straight up comedy and action. The second one however is a nice middle ground. It also established everything that made Bruce Campbell's Ash famous.

I used to feel that way about Phantasm II in its series but I have rewatched both it and part one recently and I don't feel that way about it anymore really and think part one is just as good if not better. So right now I can only honestly say I feel that way about Evil Dead II.

Personally I wouldn't say Aliens or Terminator 2 or the like that most people would list here. They can do that if they like but I appreciate the predecessors of those movies too much for me to say that myself. Especially Alien... so the sequel has "more action, more 'splosions, a cute girl etc" but in my opinion stuff like that doesn't automatically make a movie better otherwise Michael Bay movies would be the best. ;) No seriously I liked Aliens and it's one of my favorite movies but I like Alien for the things that it DOESN'T have compared to Aliens or the differences. Like it's more of a slower paced cerebral horror film compared to the popcorn sci-fi action that's in Aliens.

It also has the direct involvement of H.R. Giger and much of the creature effects and art was in my opinion better for it. The facehugger dissection scene looked a lot more natural in Alien than the rubbery equivalent in Aliens. I also prefer the smooth headed H.R. Giger Alien over the ridged headed James Cameron alien.

For very different reasons and standing on their own feet I would put Alien and Aliens on equal footing to be honest. I look forward to a return to the tone of the original film in Prometheus.

Terminator 2 was a really good film although I feel the franchise had been going downhill ever since Arnold got into his head that his terminator should be a good guy. I preferred the villainous T800 in the original film and I liked more of the punk feel it had. So in a way I do agree T2 is probably better I still think the original has things going for it. But not so much as Alien has to Aliens in my opinion.

As far as Star Wars goes I probably would agree with the general consensus that Empire Strikes back is the best. However ever since the prequels I am less biased towards it and appreciate every installation in the original trilogy quite a bit especially compared to the phantom menace which was very disappointing to me.

I say all that even after having watched all those films dozens of times and have them memorized.
smoketetsuo: (GalaxyGirl)
[Error: unknown template qotd]For me the movie that outdoes it's predecessor that jumped out to me is: Evil Dead II.... it's more of a remake than a sequel and if you are looking for more straight up horror the original is a classic. However part II is in my opinion the best of the three. The third one (Army of Darkness) is more straight up comedy and action. The second one however is a nice middle ground. It also established everything that made Bruce Campbell's Ash famous.

I used to feel that way about Phantasm II in its series but I have rewatched both it and part one recently and I don't feel that way about it anymore really and think part one is just as good if not better. So right now I can only honestly say I feel that way about Evil Dead II.

Personally I wouldn't say Aliens or Terminator 2 or the like that most people would list here. They can do that if they like but I appreciate the predecessors of those movies too much for me to say that myself. Especially Alien... so the sequel has "more action, more 'splosions, a cute girl etc" but in my opinion stuff like that doesn't automatically make a movie better otherwise Michael Bay movies would be the best. ;) No seriously I liked Aliens and it's one of my favorite movies but I like Alien for the things that it DOESN'T have compared to Aliens or the differences. Like it's more of a slower paced cerebral horror film compared to the popcorn sci-fi action that's in Aliens.

It also has the direct involvement of H.R. Giger and much of the creature effects and art was in my opinion better for it. The facehugger dissection scene looked a lot more natural in Alien than the rubbery equivalent in Aliens. I also prefer the smooth headed H.R. Giger Alien over the ridged headed James Cameron alien.

For very different reasons and standing on their own feet I would put Alien and Aliens on equal footing to be honest. I look forward to a return to the tone of the original film in Prometheus.

Terminator 2 was a really good film although I feel the franchise had been going downhill ever since Arnold got into his head that his terminator should be a good guy. I preferred the villainous T800 in the original film and I liked more of the punk feel it had. So in a way I do agree T2 is probably better I still think the original has things going for it. But not so much as Alien has to Aliens in my opinion.

As far as Star Wars goes I probably would agree with the general consensus that Empire Strikes back is the best. However ever since the prequels I am less biased towards it and appreciate every installation in the original trilogy quite a bit especially compared to the phantom menace which was very disappointing to me.

I say all that even after having watched all those films dozens of times and have them memorized.
smoketetsuo: (Muramasa1)
[Error: unknown template qotd]Unless something drastically changes in games that alienates a lot of people I feel that games will more likely get more popular as years go by. Especially as graphics and game plot gets better and more developed. It's a foregone conclusion that there'll eventually be mainstream games that are photorealistic. Some games today almost get there already especially in high resolutions with settings like antialiasing and such on.

In my opinion games have come a long way to catch up with film and will only continue to do so in the future. I can almost imagine a future where games have supplanted movies where those who like to play will play which then generates a movie for those who don't like to play but want to watch it for the plot. People have already begun this with stuff like machinima after all.

Right now games and movies are still best separate because most movies based on games are not well received or regarded and vice versa but this'll probably change in the future and we already have some well made adaptations into games like Batman Arkham Asylum. Also movie studios like The Weinstein Company have formed game studios and game studios like Ubisoft have purchased a movie studio. We also have an upcoming expansion pack for Call of Duty that's a zombie game with movie star power behind it.

That's not to say it needs cross pollination with movies to get to where it's going it's also doing fine on it's own. Games like Assassin's Creed series are pretty cinematic in their own right and don't need much in the way of hollywood influence.

Also games tend to be not suited for large audiences in a theater setting like a movie is and are best played with each person having their own screen and controls. So they'll probably always be a different format but like I mentioned before I can imagine there being a movie that is generated by a game and each player has a part kind of like in a play. That way both types of audiences get their preferred form of entertainment. This would especially be good if that game allowed the players to craft their own plot making the game sort of like theatre. Hardware like Kinect could be implemented so that it can capture facial expressions of the players and map them to the characters in the game helping convey their performance in real time.

There's already a studio making animation software using the Unreal Engine 3 that allows the users of it to focus more on things other than programming. This is a step in that direction.
smoketetsuo: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]Unless something drastically changes in games that alienates a lot of people I feel that games will more likely get more popular as years go by. Especially as graphics and game plot gets better and more developed. It's a foregone conclusion that there'll eventually be mainstream games that are photorealistic. Some games today almost get there already especially in high resolutions with settings like antialiasing and such on.

In my opinion games have come a long way to catch up with film and will only continue to do so in the future. I can almost imagine a future where games have supplanted movies where those who like to play will play which then generates a movie for those who don't like to play but want to watch it for the plot. People have already begun this with stuff like machinima after all.

Right now games and movies are still best separate because most movies based on games are not well received or regarded and vice versa but this'll probably change in the future and we already have some well made adaptations into games like Batman Arkham Asylum. Also movie studios like The Weinstein Company have formed game studios and game studios like Ubisoft have purchased a movie studio. We also have an upcoming expansion pack for Call of Duty that's a zombie game with movie star power behind it.

That's not to say it needs cross pollination with movies to get to where it's going it's also doing fine on it's own. Games like Assassin's Creed series are pretty cinematic in their own right and don't need much in the way of hollywood influence.

Also games tend to be not suited for large audiences in a theater setting like a movie is and are best played with each person having their own screen and controls. So they'll probably always be a different format but like I mentioned before I can imagine there being a movie that is generated by a game and each player has a part kind of like in a play. That way both types of audiences get their preferred form of entertainment. This would especially be good if that game allowed the players to craft their own plot making the game sort of like theatre. Hardware like Kinect could be implemented so that it can capture facial expressions of the players and map them to the characters in the game helping convey their performance in real time.

There's already a studio making animation software using the Unreal Engine 3 that allows the users of it to focus more on things other than programming. This is a step in that direction.
smoketetsuo: (Muramasa1)
[Error: unknown template qotd]Unless something drastically changes in games that alienates a lot of people I feel that games will more likely get more popular as years go by. Especially as graphics and game plot gets better and more developed. It's a foregone conclusion that there'll eventually be mainstream games that are photorealistic. Some games today almost get there already especially in high resolutions with settings like antialiasing and such on.

In my opinion games have come a long way to catch up with film and will only continue to do so in the future. I can almost imagine a future where games have supplanted movies where those who like to play will play which then generates a movie for those who don't like to play but want to watch it for the plot. People have already begun this with stuff like machinima after all.

Right now games and movies are still best separate because most movies based on games are not well received or regarded and vice versa but this'll probably change in the future and we already have some well made adaptations into games like Batman Arkham Asylum. Also movie studios like The Weinstein Company have formed game studios and game studios like Ubisoft have purchased a movie studio. We also have an upcoming expansion pack for Call of Duty that's a zombie game with movie star power behind it.

That's not to say it needs cross pollination with movies to get to where it's going it's also doing fine on it's own. Games like Assassin's Creed series are pretty cinematic in their own right and don't need much in the way of hollywood influence.

Also games tend to be not suited for large audiences in a theater setting like a movie is and are best played with each person having their own screen and controls. So they'll probably always be a different format but like I mentioned before I can imagine there being a movie that is generated by a game and each player has a part kind of like in a play. That way both types of audiences get their preferred form of entertainment. This would especially be good if that game allowed the players to craft their own plot making the game sort of like theatre. Hardware like Kinect could be implemented so that it can capture facial expressions of the players and map them to the characters in the game helping convey their performance in real time.

There's already a studio making animation software using the Unreal Engine 3 that allows the users of it to focus more on things other than programming. This is a step in that direction.
smoketetsuo: (GalaxyGirl)
[Error: unknown template qotd]That would be a once in a lifetime opportunity. It would be dangerous for sure but rewarding I say... not many people have left the planet and to be among the few who have so far would be cool. Not to mention the amazing experience that you can usually only experience via movies and games. I would go for it even considering the risk involved.
smoketetsuo: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]That would be a once in a lifetime opportunity. It would be dangerous for sure but rewarding I say... not many people have left the planet and to be among the few who have so far would be cool. Not to mention the amazing experience that you can usually only experience via movies and games. I would go for it even considering the risk involved.
smoketetsuo: (GalaxyGirl)
[Error: unknown template qotd]That would be a once in a lifetime opportunity. It would be dangerous for sure but rewarding I say... not many people have left the planet and to be among the few who have so far would be cool. Not to mention the amazing experience that you can usually only experience via movies and games. I would go for it even considering the risk involved.
smoketetsuo: (Totoro)
[Error: unknown template qotd]Competative Procrastinating! When I get around to it. :P Nah, not really.

BTW, I think competitive eating is disgusting I don't like watching it nor would I like participating in it... I'd probably make myself sick.... this is even with food that I would like much less anything bizarre.

I'm actually not sure exactly what I'm good enough at to be competitive in a competition. Like for example if I ever want to eat some humble pie in the past all I would need to do is go to the arcade (especially in a different city) and get my butt whooped at my favorite game (although not by just anybody it's usually by those hardcore people who spend a lot more time at the arcade than me) but yeah. Sometimes I feel like I suck at my own hobbies.

If I made a professional stale pie throwing league some ultra hard core stale pie throwers might show up. ;)

So that was a relatively long entry just to say there's no "sport" I would choose. :P
smoketetsuo: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]Competative Procrastinating! When I get around to it. :P Nah, not really.

BTW, I think competitive eating is disgusting I don't like watching it nor would I like participating in it... I'd probably make myself sick.... this is even with food that I would like much less anything bizarre.

I'm actually not sure exactly what I'm good enough at to be competitive in a competition. Like for example if I ever want to eat some humble pie in the past all I would need to do is go to the arcade (especially in a different city) and get my butt whooped at my favorite game (although not by just anybody it's usually by those hardcore people who spend a lot more time at the arcade than me) but yeah. Sometimes I feel like I suck at my own hobbies.

If I made a professional stale pie throwing league some ultra hard core stale pie throwers might show up. ;)

So that was a relatively long entry just to say there's no "sport" I would choose. :P
smoketetsuo: (Totoro)
[Error: unknown template qotd]Competative Procrastinating! When I get around to it. :P Nah, not really.

BTW, I think competitive eating is disgusting I don't like watching it nor would I like participating in it... I'd probably make myself sick.... this is even with food that I would like much less anything bizarre.

I'm actually not sure exactly what I'm good enough at to be competitive in a competition. Like for example if I ever want to eat some humble pie in the past all I would need to do is go to the arcade (especially in a different city) and get my butt whooped at my favorite game (although not by just anybody it's usually by those hardcore people who spend a lot more time at the arcade than me) but yeah. Sometimes I feel like I suck at my own hobbies.

If I made a professional stale pie throwing league some ultra hard core stale pie throwers might show up. ;)

So that was a relatively long entry just to say there's no "sport" I would choose. :P
smoketetsuo: (Heartless)
[Error: unknown template qotd]Well my favorite season is spring because of the temperate kind of weather it usually has. Fall is my second favorite because in a way it's similar but with different smells going on I sort of like fall but I don't know if I would want to live in it for the rest of my life as it seems to be darker and more downcast in general than spring. Although this year the weather has been bad and we've had extra snow and coldness which didn't seem to want to go away so all that kind of went out the door practically. I would probably go with living in the later days of spring where you might not want to run the A/C yet but it's not cold any more.
smoketetsuo: (Default)
[Error: unknown template qotd]Well my favorite season is spring because of the temperate kind of weather it usually has. Fall is my second favorite because in a way it's similar but with different smells going on I sort of like fall but I don't know if I would want to live in it for the rest of my life as it seems to be darker and more downcast in general than spring. Although this year the weather has been bad and we've had extra snow and coldness which didn't seem to want to go away so all that kind of went out the door practically. I would probably go with living in the later days of spring where you might not want to run the A/C yet but it's not cold any more.

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