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In breaking news, I will be joining the battle against Thanos in Avengers:Infinity War.
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Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 10 days ago

In breaking news, I will be joining the battle against Thanos in Avengers:Infinity War.
timmyd
timmyd at 06:48 PM Jan 11

awesome . good luck.

Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 12 days ago

Was I the only one that caught and appreciated Jon Hamm's "beard parade 2017" joke? Seriously, I am all for beards but please 1) only grow one if you actually can. Those scraggly patchy hipster beards just make you look unkempt and unhygienic. 2) Keep them trim and neat like Ryan Reynolds. I love Casey Affleck but he looks like the Unibomber.
Derek237
Derek237 at 01:32 PM Jan 09

co-signed

Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 13 days ago

It was an old school kind of day First was dash back in time to the original Rambo installment, First Blood, while training on my bike. Then my now teenage boys voted to watch The Incredibles on this chilly afternoon. There was a tremendous consumption of popcorn.
Fab-007 posted a BLOG item 16 days ago

Opinions

Ridley Scott was recently credited with the following quote:

"Superhero movies are not my kind of thing - that's why I've never really done one...[I've been asked] several times, but I can't believe in the thin, gossamer tight-rope of the non-reality of the situation of the superhero...cinema mainly is pretty bad...I hope it doesn't affect those of us who still keep making smart films."

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, that is clear. I would prefer, however, that opinions were either simply stated without justification or, if necessary, at least justified with some intelligence. I do not have to agree with it but I can respect a soundly stated point of view. Sadly, Scott's commentary does not meet that bar. If he had ended with the first sentence I would have been sated but his subsequent justification caused me mental pain in its self aggrandizing pompousness.

Did he even watch Prometheus?


Mood: Surprised

Scotch
Scotch at 05:45 PM Jan 05

Ridley doesn't come off as the kind of director who would ever do a superhero film. Given his own trailblazing, especially in the sci fi genre I can see how he is turned off by the superhero gimmick. That being said, like you pointed out Fab, the latter part of his argument definitely gives off the vibe of his emotions playing into his opinion rather than a logically stated opinion, which is what I am assuming he'd rather portray.

YoshioKun13
YoshioKun13 at 07:03 PM Jan 05

PROMETHEUS was all kinds of dumb

timmyd
timmyd at 07:09 PM Jan 05

wow.

Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 18 days ago

Watched the latest Tarzan over the holidays. Enjoyable but it clearly could have been so much more.
Glinda
Glinda at 02:36 PM Jan 05

Agree.

Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 28 days ago

I wish you all a safe and happy holiday.
BATeMAN
BATeMAN at 03:51 PM Dec 24

Merry Christmas!

BATeMAN
BATeMAN at 03:51 PM Dec 24

Merry Christmas!

Glinda
Glinda at 08:42 PM Dec 25

You too fab!

Fab-007 created a LIST: 30 days ago

MFC Christmas Quiz

1. Christmas is for: Appreciation and reflection
2. Your Favorite Christmas TV Special: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
3. A Favorite Christmas Comedy: Scrooged
4. A Favorite Christmas Horror Flick: I am not a horror guy
5. A Favorite Christmas Action Flick: Batman Returns
6. Favorite Christmas Family Flick: Home Alone
7. Favorite Flick when you're not feeling the Christmas Spirit: LOTR Trilogy
8. Christmas Classic: A Christmas Carol
9. Romantic Comedy: The Family Man (sort of romantic)
10. Your Favorite Christmas Tune: Jingle Bell Rock
11. A Favorite Christmas Memory: All of my cousins gathering at my nonna's (grandmother) house and exchanging kisses at midnight
12. Favorite Christmas Gift You've Received: I don't have a favourite but my late brother always gave me really thoughtful gifts
13. A Favorite Gift You've Given: My son's first Batman LEGO set...he was 3 :-)
14. Your Christmas Tradition Now: I have always celebrated Christmas Eve both as a kid and now with my boys
15. Favorite Christmas Foods: All the seafood on Christmas Eve (it's and Italian Catholic thing)

Based on a list by jeo4

Glinda
Glinda at 05:13 PM Dec 22

Great list Fab!

jeo4
jeo4 at 08:44 PM Dec 22

#5: Good call on that one. 7: I think everyone feels something special about LOTR. 13: Perfect. 15: Some day, I want to visit the Amalfi coast during Christmas and taste all the seafood. Hopefully some day soon.

grelber37
grelber37 at 01:45 AM Dec 23

#1 Christmas is a great time for reflection. It might even punctuate the year better than the typically wild New Year's Eve.

#8 A Christmas Carol complements any Christmas reflection that a person might make, and it delivers several powerful and enduring messages.

Fab-007 updated his STATUS: about 1 month ago

Taking my ex and her husband and my boys to see Rogue One tomorrow night. I was not terribly excited for this film because I am more interested in the Star Wars saga continuing rather than these "fill in the gaps" stories but the positive reviews have me intrigued.
Glinda
Glinda at 04:37 PM Dec 22

Hope you all enjoy it.

Fab-007 updated his STATUS: about 1 month ago

Ugh...I had planned to surprise my boys with tickets to see Rogue One tomorrow night but I am stuck in Dallas still hoping to get home.
Scotch
Scotch at 09:04 PM Dec 15

Damn. Sorry to hear that man. Safe travels, though.

Moviefreak2010
Moviefreak2010 at 05:14 AM Dec 16

that sucks make it home

Fab-007
Fab-007 at 02:36 PM Dec 16

Thanks. I eventually did. Landed at 3:30am this morning.

Fab-007 updated his STATUS: about 1 month ago

Chillaxing at home, we were flipping channels and found Rocky. In a movie filled to the brim with great scenes and quotes, my favourite is "He doesn't know it's a damn show! He thinks it's a damn fight!" A lesson for all those who take things for granted.
Fab-007 updated his STATUS: about 1 month ago

We had a movie packed weekend starting with The Arrival with my wife on Thursday, then Fantastic Beasts with my sons, step-daughter and wife on Friday and then a home viewing of Bad Moms on Saturday.
Glinda
Glinda at 11:32 AM Nov 28

Sounds like a great weekend! I still need to see Bad Moms.

Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 2 months ago

Just came back from taking my sons to see Dr Strange in IMAX. I have to say that I really liked it. I may be my favourite of the origin movies second maybe to IronMan.
Moviefreak2010
Moviefreak2010 at 11:24 PM Nov 13

awesome

Boogie Buddha
Boogie Buddha at 09:18 AM Nov 23

Great movie :)

Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 3 months ago

I think it is a testament to Peter Jackson's vision that although I read the books before seeing any of The Lord of the Rings films, any time I go back to re-read them, which I am doing currently, I always expect them to follow the movies and am surprised at many of the differences. (sorry for the super run-on sentence)
Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 3 months ago

I really appreciated Star Trek: Beyond much more the second time around.
Moviefreak2010
Moviefreak2010 at 09:12 PM Oct 25

great movie

Moviefreak2010
Moviefreak2010 at 09:17 PM Oct 25

good movie

Fab-007 updated his STATUS: 3 months ago

Ok, the Gaurdians of the Galaxy Vol 2 trailer literally made me laugh out loud.
Moviefreak2010
Moviefreak2010 at 05:46 PM Oct 19

can't wait

Glinda
Glinda at 07:10 PM Oct 19

I cannot wait. In just 1:27 minutes I can tell it's going to be fantastic again!

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