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    Okay that looks cool.
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    Press, hope you read this, I have been waiting for that Movie also, I saw something 12 years ago that still scares the sh!t out of me every time I think about it, but can you imagine somebody like me telling anybody about it, never.

    A person has to be brain dead after looking into the Universe to think that we are all there is.

    IF ANY TYPE OF LIFE FORM EVER SHOULD TRY TO OPEN THEIR DOOR AFTER LANDING ON OUR PLANET AND EXTEND ONE OF THEIR LIMBS IN A FRIENDLY GREETING THE FIRST THING THE HUMAN WILL DO IS TRY TO KILL THEM.
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    I'm looking forward to seeing this. It's so rare that a sci-fi flick gets good reviews. Thanks for posting the trailer.
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    Cant wait to go it's gotten really terrific reviews and the plot looks really interesting. Its such a different take on the 'aliens' come to Earth themes that we've seen so much in movies.
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    I was skeptical at first, but I'm really getting psyched for this movie. I was a tad wary of perhaps a forced social message, but the best sci-fi movies usually do have social commentary of some sort. This is acutally a great twist on the typical sci-fi story of aliens coming here for some higher purpose. Furthermore, this looks like a gritty more realistic type of film (like one of my favorite movies ever, Blade Runner), rather than polished with shiny special effects.

    Can't wait.

    *edit* - And if anyone here likes good sci-fi, there was a film that a lot of people missed called Moon. It's not so much a story of aliens and such, but a creepy thriller about a man alone on a research base on the moon. It didn't have a large release, so it's probably not in many theaters now. So netflix it! Here's the trailer:
    http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony/moon/
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    Good drama's are hard to come by today everything is geared toward the Air Head Audiance that watches Sit Coms and Soap Opera's thats where the Money is, the Hollywood movie makers always have to throw their political messages in there but most people learn how ignore that sh!t and focus on the story if it is a good drama.

    I imagine this District 9 movie will be about "Bad Human Good Alien" but who cares as long as the story is interesting, I wonder if they have stuck some more Global Warming Crap in it.

    Reagan & Bush are the evil humans in it............:singing:
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    Good name, "Moon". Think I'll look it up. Might even check into Area 51 ..... errr, "District 9". Looks interesting! Sure these aren't desperadoes from south of the border?? :confused2:



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    I saw a synopsis of it a few days ago a completley different take on the whole alien genre. I believe i read the writer from South Africa really didn't intend to make any profound statement, it was the way things were around him as he grew up.
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    libbies and fiction........like peanut butter and jelly
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    Just saw it and was blown away. I'll be seeing it again sometime next week for sure.

    One of the great things is that this is just a big slap in the face to Hollywood. They pump out crap high budget movies that are supposed to be block busters and this film with almost no recognizable actors and a small budget proves to be IMO the best movie so far this year.

    Take Transformers 2...huge budget, popular actors and it sucked ass. District 9 has already surpassed its budget and now that word of mouth gets around this movie could make a lot.
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    I'm excited to see it - looks spectacular.
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    Maybe someone mentioned this on p2 and I haven't read it yet... but isn't this similar to Alien Nation? I enjoyed the hell out of that movie, and that whole series, by the way. But it looks like District 9 is to Apartheid what Alien Nation is to relatively integrated but racist society.
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    Liberals like Dickens, Zola, Flaubert, Shakespeare, Hemingway, Faulkner, Margaret Atwood, the entire Huxley family, E.M. Forrester... and don't forget Socialists like Orwell... yeah, just like peanut butter n jelly. We eat this stuff up, this fiction stuff.

    So do you guys, but it's written by the Limbaughs, Coulters, and Becks of the world...

    Difference is, when we're reading or watching fiction, we know it's fiction.

    PFnV
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    Ita more profound than Archie and Jughead, although Gumbys not bad.
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    It about a space ship that runs out of fuel and gets stranded in South Africa. The aliens are put into a compound, they have no redeaming qualities, look like a cross between a lobster and a grasshopper. A bureau is created to take care of the situation. The situation ends up that the populace wants the aliens to move out into the hinter lands and are willing to use flame throwers etc. to make their point.

    It gets more complicated but from what i read some of it is implausable, or unexplained.....i don't like that. One which i agree with is that WE want to get to know how to use the alien weapons because there so good, well if ther so good how did we defeat the aliens. Another that how they ran out of fuel is unxplained, thats not a big deal to me but gives some insight about the screen play. Anyways theres a review by Ebert on pg 1 thats pretty good. He can do better than me.
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    Well - via Hollywood, TPTB are surely conditioning the masses for SOMETHING. Isn't the 1980's "V" miniseries being made into a tv show, which airs next year?

    From what I understand, this Maitreya figure is supposed to be this "one world teacher"(aka Antichrist) being anticipated by New Agers for a LONG time now. Recently, Benjamine Creme(Maitreya's long-time wicked John the Baptist, who's supposedly been communicating with him via telepathy) said how like 4 of these UFO-looking spaceships will be Maitreya's "ascended masters" after all these fan hitting the ceilings scenerios(i.e. economy crashing, another war, etc). And get this - the False Prophet will likely be called "Master Jesus"...NO JOKE! He's going to be this hippy-looking figure that's been seen for so many years in various churches. The reality of this is that the REAL Jesus Christ does NOT look anywhere near that picture we've seen - 1st Corinthians 11:14 (KJV), "Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?".

    The Days of Noah had Nephilims and Giants - and the end times will be no different.
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    I like alien stuff Tanked ... aliens, UFO's ... all that stuff.
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    I want an 'aliens arrive' movie where all the old people are cured of Cancer and then everyone(ie us and them) lives happily ever after.
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    no you don't.........you can't tell the difference between great novelists and a science fiction movie

    dickens wasn't as liberal as you'd like to believe......hemingway was not political........

    whats also funny is that you are too stupid to see that I put morons like limbaugh, beck and colter in the same pile as you.....basic noise-makers

    how about comparing your 'liberal' writers to someone like CS lewis?
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    Just as in the case of the previous comparison, this falls in oh no you di'int category...

    Try to follow the bouncing ball, Tanked:

    - You assert that liberals like fiction.
    - I remind you that anyone with any appreciation of literature likely reads and watches fiction
    - You shift the question to whether the movie under discussion is on a par with the authors noted
    - You then want to for some reason bring a christian fantasy writer into things, which is just fine. Yes, CS Lewis did in fact write fiction (both when he thought he was doing it and when he did not.)

    Now then, since liberals don't by and large embrace your buddy CS Lewis, it would seem that you have successfully torpedoed your own idiotic mockery.

    As to what you think of Coulter, Limbaugh, et al., and your impression that if I'd paid enough attention to you I'd know what you thought of them, my mistake. The majority of your contributions consist of gems such as "someone fahted."

    Do you try to make yourself look like this, or does it just happen?

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    CS Lewis is a wonderful writer... although I'm more of a Tolkien fan myself. Talk about a devout christian and conservative :O
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    Again, just so it's clearly labelled "Fantasy..." :)

    Picked up a copy of "The Family" yesterday, btw.
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    I want to read that after I saw the writers interview on the Daily show... looks interesting.
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