Monday, November 17, 2008

FINALLY...

***UPDATED***

***ANOTHER UPDATE!***


In February:


And not to be outdone (also in February).... BOO-YA!


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UPDATE


Bonus Finally (this Sunday!):



Oh, and if you're between the ages of 28 - 38 and you say that you're NOT gonna go out and buy that - EXCLUSIVELY at Best Buy!! -... then you're a liar!

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UPDATE 2

Oh... what the heck! Let's all watch it! (per a comment in the comment section):



I gotta say, man... that song holds up pretty well.

18 comments:

Rick Olson said...

I can hardly wait.

Fox said...

Per a discussion over at Lapper's blog today, I think we should do a giant commentary track for both of these films.

Jonathan Lapper said...

You mean you haven't already recorded a commentary track that I can download and listen to while I watch these? Geez, I'm a little disappointed. I've already recorded over 150 commentary tracks since our discussion yesterday. I made them generic so they can work with any movie. They're all 2 hours or so of "Oh wait, you gotta see this!" "I love this scene" "Check this out" "Was this movie kick ass or what?"

I expect to start raking in the dough soon as I am only charging 75 dollars per download.

Rick Olson said...

They'd be better than anything-for-a buck Peter Bogdanovich's commentary tracks ...

Fox said...

Rick -

Bite your tongue son! (I love PB!)

Jonathan -

That would be fun too, actually. Probably very self-pleasing but it would be funny to do a laugh track type commentary for a film. Take a whole bunch of generic sound bites and just hit buttons in different moments... like people do with those Schwarzenagger (sp?) sound bites when they make prank phone calls??

bill r. said...

I always thought it would be fun to do a commentary for, say, The Virgin Spring, with one person pretending they're Bergman, and the other pretending they're Von Sydow, and be as ludicrously wrong about the film as possible. And also have lots of exchanges like, "I think this was my first day on set" "Really? I thought this was your second day on set." "No, it was my first day."

Also, I'm between the ages of 28 and 38, and I will not be buying "Chinese Democracy" exclusively at Best Buy or anywhere else.

Fox said...

Also, I'm between the ages of 28 and 38, and I will not be buying "Chinese Democracy" exclusively at Best Buy or anywhere else.

Explain yourself, b/c I know you are not a liar Bill. You never loved you some Gn'R?

And the commentary you suggested would be hilarious. I like how you bring about the cliched comments that exist on commentary:

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The director of The Invisible (yes, I listened to the commentary on The Invisible):

"Now, this shot here is all one shot. I mean, check this out. No one does this anymore. I mean, watch... like the camera is recording this whole thing."

"Yeah... oh! oh! and see that cake over there, that appears later in the movie, so that's foreshadowing right there. Yep, that's how we do it, folks!"
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"Oh, this was the location where it was really cold that day. Remember that, George?"

"Yeah, Matt, I had a sweater on and you pushed me into the river... thanks a lot pal"

"HAHAHAHA" (laughter from Brad)
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Ed Howard said...

I'm 27, so I just miss the cutoff, but I'm not buying the G'n'R either. I may (illegally) download it just out of curiosity though. I'm kinda stunned that it's even coming out, but the time when I can get too excited about them is long past.

I am *very* excited about the Bunuels though.

bill r. said...

No, I've never loved me some Guns n' Roses. When they were big, I was listening to a lot of Peter Gabriel and Pink Floyd.

And Fox, if you aren't completely inventing or at least wildly exaggerating those quotes from the commentary track for The Invisible, then I may just have to rent that sucker.

Fox said...

Ed-

Let's start a band called The Bunuels.

Chinese Democracy has grown to such a phenomenon of build-up and expectation that I can't help but buy it. It's like a cultural juggernaut that I committed myself to years ago and I just can't quit it.

I'm thinking about wearing by double-sided Use Your Illusion I & II t-shirt to Best Buy, buying the cd, and then popping its cherry in my parked car by blasting it from the stereo for the whole lot to hear.

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Bill-

No, I've never loved me some Guns n' Roses. When they were big, I was listening to a lot of Peter Gabriel and Pink Floyd.

So was this kind of you back in the day? (minus the shirt).

And on The Invisible. I am inventing the dialogue but not exaggerating the ego that guy has. He thinks he's a freaking genius. Usually even great directors are sorta humble, but this guy was like "yo, check me out!"

bryan h. said...

Sorry, friend-o: not buying it; not lying.

I still love (and am still terrified by) Appetite for Destruction, though.

Jason Bellamy said...

I'm thinking about wearing by double-sided Use Your Illusion I & II t-shirt to Best Buy, buying the cd, and then popping its cherry in my parked car by blasting it from the stereo for the whole lot to hear.

That would be brilliant! I'm definitely buying GNR. Not opening day or anything. But next time I'm in Best Buy.

Last night I downloaded the single from iTunes. I've listened to it three times today and if you asked me to hum it, I couldn't. Not a good sign. It's not imprinting.

I'm not expecting great things, but like Fox I'm committed. The "Illusions" albums were the biggest releases of my formative years (though I'm still forming). They were anticipated, they delivered, they rocked and still do.

Fox said...

Bryan-

Appetite For Destruction is really scary.

When a 11 year-old boy (me) sees an album sleeve with a robot raping a woman it can leave an impact on you.

Also, seeing them on the back cover, I think I really thought they were from hell, or wherever really bad people come from.

Jason-

The only song I've heard is "I.R.S." and I liked it, but I haven't heard anything else. A friend told me that the song on Rock Band 2 is horrific... BUT I DON'T WANNA KNOW!!

I think I will go watch the video for "Don't Cry" now.

bryan h. said...

that album art you referred to totally scarred me as a kid. The band's whole personna (until they released more, increasingly inferior, albums) really made me nervous. The lyrics, too, drip with menace and desperation. That album seemed more dangerous to me than even NWA and the Geto Boys did.

Fox said...

Bryan-

Wow... we are on the same wavelength b/c I was just thinking about the first time I heard Eazy-E and how it impacted me, not b/c of the violence but b/c of the sexual content!

But you bring up ANOTHER monumental group in my life, and that is The Geto Boys.

First, I thought they were awesome b/c they were from Houston. (I, in turn, thought this meant I was ALSO awesome since I was from Houston. Little did I know that my suburban neighborhood was nothing like the 5th Ward.)

Anyways. Their album Grip It! On That Other Level (BEST ALBUM COVER EVER!) probably scarred me more than any other album. It was sex AND violence in the extreme like I had never heard.

I mean, truly. Being a good ethical kid who felt bad when he let a curse word slip out, this was an epic shift for me (for the good, or bad???...). But it sounded so cool! Grip It! On That Other Level was like the devil's tempting me with sin for the first time and it felt sooooo good!

I mean, you don't even have to go past "Mind of a Lunatic" for the absurdly disgusting... LYRICS HERE. I can't post them w/o feeling bad.

ryan said...

Not buying it either, and I don't care at all about it. I love me some Appetite and "November Rain" and "Don't Cry" though. Good call.

Tom Drew said...

Whew, I'm out of the age range for Chinese Democracy, so I guess I can go on not caring. But that "Mind of a Lunatic" song... YIKES. That's too much, even for me.

Fox said...

Ryan & Tom-

I love you guys, but you're lying. So this weekend when your "NOT" getting out of Twilight, just sneak on over to Best Buy and get it over with!! It's gonna gnaw at you forever if you don't.

And yeah, Tom, that's why I couldn't post those lyrics. They are just way way too offensive and would probably - understandably - turn ever female reader I have away from me.

p.s. Watching the "Don't Cry" video is a pretty weird experience.

1. You would never see a video on TV anymore (well, ok, you never see videos on TV anyways, but...) that shows a car falling off a cliff, killing a woman, and then having the driver play a solo on her grave right after it happened. BUT DAMN IF THAT AIN'T ROCK N' ROLL!!!

2. Eeek... I forgot that that was dead Blind Melon singer Shannon Hoon singing back-up in that video.

3. What's up with Axl's bulge? Is that real!?!

4. Nice high tops Axl! I mean, seriously.

5. Stephanie Seymour used to be super hot. She was in that epic 25th Anniversary Sports Illustraed Swinsuit issue that had Kathy Ireland on the cover. I became a man with this issue.