Originally Posted by The Perfect Weapon
On a lighter note, I did watch a film tonight: Alien 3. I hadn't seen either version of it in years. What I saw tonight was the Assembly Cut; it is better than the theatrical version. Still, I can't rate it better than "fine". It is shitty how Fincher went into the movie at the last minute, and without a completed script when they started shooting, and then feuded with 20th Century Fox the entire time. No wonder he still disowns the thing. While it should have been better, in the version they cobbled together I can't say it's bad; it's definitely watchable. It's just not legendary like the first two are. Anyhow, I definitely did not remember that Holt McCallany was in the film. But yes, I am not in a big hurry to see Resurrection and what some people call ProMEHtheus.
I've always loved Alien 3. I love it even more now with having viewed the Assembly Cut. I remember seeing it when it first came out in the "Quadrilogy" dvd set and I was happy to discover that on the blu-ray, they'd gotten back all of the actors to re-dub the film with proper ADR as the one of the Quadrilogy set had "set sound" for some parts and it was tough to hear. That showed how much they cared to bring us a proper version of the extended cut.
I read about this earlier today and it didn't surprise me. This was pretty much telegraphed within the past year or so with all the troubles the magazine was having. I hadn't picked up a physical issue in some time, not a current one anyway, but I did subscribe to their reboot of their Gorezone offshoot magazine back when it was first announced, and I got all of the issues they put out with a 1 year subscription. It ran out JUST as the last print issue came out, and I'd been waiting to see if their next issue (which was in the preview section on their webstore) would ever make it out. I pretty much gave up and for a few months now I was just waiting for the word to trickle down to us readers that the magazine was going to be canceled.
It truly is an end of an era with this magazine. I started reading it regularly in high school in the late 90s and early 00's along with Cinescape, and the one felix mention, Cinefantastique. I read that one as a kid.
A facebook group I'm a member of where I learned the news had quite a few people who were subscribers and were already pretty pissed that they be screwed out of a refund, and Fangoria subscriptions aren't cheap.
Spent the majority of the day finishing up playing Dead Space. I had a lot of fun with it, and I'm glad I finally got around to playing it. I had to laugh as the final "boss" wasn't all that hard, but after finishing the PS4 version of Doom the other week, and with how hard it was, I welcomed a game that while it was fairly lengthy, contained far less frustrating elements in the game. I decided to start up another game I've had there sitting for roughly 4 years. James Bond: Blood Stone. I only played the first level, but it was decent.
I watched only one movie today. A dvd I got last week of IN THE ARMY NOW. Starring MODERN COMEDY MASTER PAULY SHORE. I'm well aware of his being pretty notorious among most people as not being a good comedian, and some finding him lame, obnoxious, or both with his starring roles in a few early to mid 90's films, but I've always loved his silly comedy style. Ever since I was a kid. If anything, seeing his starring roles is a time capsule of my time as a kid in the early to mid 90's, and how I really loved that time. I was just remarking the other day to Vanessa that I actually liked listening to music on the radio back then! Nowadays it's a whole different story, but I can't argue with modern technology. That's one big thing I appreciate now that we didn't have back in the 90's.
Anyway, I mention the time capsule comment because the movie starts off with Pauly Shore playing a game in the store he works, and there's a sign for it advertising the 3DO. Yes, the grossly overpriced Panasonic system that only made handful of games, and cost $700! Pauly Shore also cowers (from his boss played by character actor Peter Spellos) behind a long rack displaying various movies on....LASERDISC! The movie itself did amuse me with Lori Petty being a tough as nails solider who wants to see combat, David Alan Grier as a dentist named OSTROFF, and ESAI MORALES AS STERN! Andy Dick also shows up as Shore's buddy, along with Art LaFleur as their First Sergeant once they get dropped off in Chad. I'd seen the movie once last year or the year before, as it was the last of his starring roles I had yet to see, and I got the dvd from Netflix. It was decent enough, but not up to the prime hilarity (for me that is) of Son In Law and Jury Duty.