Film Action 2012

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anyone else think the film 2012 was overhyped and not very good?
    It really wasn't as good as I thought it'd be. I don't think it was anything above average. I actually think the day after tomorrow is a much better film. The acting is better and the visual effects were more believable.

    • ANSWER:
      Pile of shite. Every single scene is stuff everybody has seen a hundred times before in other disaster movies, to the point that i wasn't sure if it was a comedy instead of an action film

  2. QUESTION:
    what elements determine a film as being classified as a Typical Hollywood film?
    What is a Hollywood movie. How is it really different from a documentary or a experimental film? I've seen some of them that actually use actors in it besides regular people.

    • ANSWER:
      There's a pretty clear "hero" formula for the "typical Hollywood film" - particularly action/adventure movies, science fiction, dramas, and even (believe it or not) comedies and romantic comedies. The formula goes like this:

      1) Main character has a tragic flaw. Some issue or barrier they're dealing with.
      2) A crisis or opportunity develops - resulting in a quest
      3) There's a car chase or something like that. It involves a pursuit & race.
      4) Usually the hero(es) must push through darkness, descend into the earth or sea, or go into foreign/unfamiliar territory.
      5) A climactic confrontation happens, where the hero must overcome or conquer their flaw for the greater good (this usually involves a sacrifice of some kind)
      6) The hero succeeds, gets the girl/guy/new companion, happy ending, roll the credits

      This formula goes all the way back to some of the earliest mythology & fiction (Jonah and the Whale, Beowulf, The Odyssey, etc.) To give some examples of how it applies to Hollywood movies today, look at any Indiana Jones movie. Indy is afraid of snakes, has no spiritual faith, and he's awful at personal relationships (1st movie; ex-girlfriend. 2nd movie; girlfriend. 3rd movie; his father. 4th movie; his own son.) A new artifact crisis happens, there's all kinds of chases, and Indy has to go into caves/tombs/etc. He faces his fears, sacrifices his "prize" (keeping the object/artifact), and overcomes his relationship issues. The village/country/world is saved, happy ending, roll the credits.

      Pick any big Hollywood movie and you'll see the formula; Star Wars? Yup. Iron Man? Yup. District 9, Gran Torino, Shrek? Yup. Halloween, Alien, 2012, or Poseidon? Yup. It's A Wonderful Life, Jaws, ET, Something About Mary, Bridget Jones' Diary, Night at the Museum, American Pie, Knocked Up, The Hangover... you'll see the pattern is there almost everywhere you look.

      James Campbell called this pattern the "monomyth" and wrote about it in a book called "The Hero With A Thousand Faces." It's a really eye-opening examination of classic stories & literature, and how the model continues today in modern Hollywood films & entertainment.

  3. QUESTION:
    How good is the movie 2012 & is it good to watch this with your boyfriend?
    I just got asked out yesterday, and we're planning on doing something together tomorrow. There's really nothing to do around here except watch a movie. And the only thing that's on right now that I wanna see is like, 2012, I've been wanting to see that. Do you think it's a good movie? He's making me make the choice and that's what I suggested but I don't want it to be a boring movie.

    • ANSWER:
      If I asked a girl out and she suggested going to see an action film the next day I'd say I'd got myself a pretty awesome girlfriend. Go for it, if he likes action films with outrageously unrealistic storylines but great special effects (which, let's face it, most boys do) then he'll like 2012. I saw it a few days ago and I'm tempted to go again :)

  4. QUESTION:
    Is the Kony 2012 film just to make money for Invisible Children?
    I've read couple of sources saying that the film was made professionally just to make you have the impulse of morality and emotion so you naturally "Make Kony Famous" which at the same time "Make Invisible Children" by changing profile pictures, sharing the film and buying Action Kit.

    Also, a lot of people says the info that the film provides are outdated and there's more to care about in the world other than Joseph Kony.

    • ANSWER:
      I've read that they keep 70% of their donations.

  5. QUESTION:
    What do you think about the upcoming movies?
    I just went to watch G.I. Joe (which sucked) and I saw the advertisements for the movies coming out later on in the future. What do you think about them?

    1. Avatar the Last Airbender (live action film)

    2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

    3. 2012

    If there are any others, talk about them as well.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm excited for "The Lightning Thief" as I loved the book series. Given that M. Night Shyamalan will direct "Avatar", I'm not sure if I wanna see it. 2012 seems so typical to me. Some upcoming films that I'm excited for were "Alice in Wonderland", "District 9", "Inglourious Basterds", "Iron Man 2", etc.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do effects work in violent and action movies?
    Like in I am legend, 2012, inception, and other films that involve massive car accidents, explosions and so on. How do they make it seem so real?

    • ANSWER:
      it's really just the digital technology/computer graphics that they use and having brilliant/creative people working on it.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is there going to me a ouran highschool host club live action movie?
    I am obsessed with ouran and many people are saying that there will be a live action movie coming out in march 2012???

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there will be a live-action film.

      It will come out March 17, 2012. Here's a trailer and info:
      http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-15/live-action-ouran-high-school-host-club-film-teaser-posted

  8. QUESTION:
    What do people Really think of the New 2012 Dark Knight film?
    My personal Opinion is that this movie is very inaccurate and that it doesn't feel like a batman movie at all. Its Like a Giant Action Movie and the Main Character just happens to be dressed up as batman..

    Let me know you're Opinions **Keep It Friendly!**
    P.S. it's Opinions & predictions people its not that hard to Speculate on an upcoming film.

    • ANSWER:
      I have to disagree with you.
      Now first of all, Chris Nolan's universe is different from what you might see in cartoons or comics. It is more believable and realistic.
      But he captures the essence of Batman so well. Knightfall is probably where they got inspiration for the story where Bane drives Batman to exhaustion and when he gets there, he breaks him, literally.
      I think the movie will be fantastic and so far all the reviews have said this movie is phenomenal and many saying that it is Oscar worthy.
      What's great about the director, Christopher Nolan, is that he is passionate about film and he doesn't make movies to make money, he does it because he feels like a story is worth telling.
      He said himself that he wouldn't make a third Batman movie if he didn't feel like there was a story worth telling. He seriously cares about the movies he makes and the people who watch them.
      We will be guaranteed a great story, but still keeping elements that makes the film a Batman film.
      We will have to see in 5 days won't we?

  9. QUESTION:
    How do I send money to the Kony 2012 Action Program?
    When I watched the video for the Kony 2012 thing, it said that I can send money to them to support them to find this evil guy named Kony but they didn't mention the address so does anyone know the address in which i can send the money to or anywhere I can find it?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you know where your money will be going if you do send it to them?
      70% of it will go to staff wages, transport and advertising. This includes their posters and videos/films - anyone think 11 is a bit excessive?
      30% of it will go to efforts to stop Kony. But, these aren't helpful efforts. The money goes to the Ugandan government's army, who don't exactly have a clean reputation of their own - raping, looting and corruption. Their methods to stop Kony are attack him - military intervention against an 'army of children', is this really helping the situation at all?
      Every attack on Kony will result in retaliation - more children dying.

      This has been going on for years, and a few countries have been trying to stop him, using military intervention.

      Raising awareness isn't really helpful. People don't 'care' about this, they see an opportunity to make themselves look good and feel good about themselves. This will be forgotten in a few weeks, and people will go back to making status' on Facebook about how awful and bad their lives are.

      But, if you still feel you need to donate money to them, you can do so on their website here: http://s3.amazonaws.com/kony2012/kony-4.html
      Before you do so, have a read of this and re-think your decision: http://visiblechildren.tumblr.com/

  10. QUESTION:
    What are Hollywood films so expensive?
    I mean seriously! Most Amercain film cost normally over 100 million to make. I understand if it's a big action with loads of special effects and everything like 2012 & Transformers but films like Rush Hour 3 and Toys Story 3 have like over 150 million budget.

    I see foreign films with less than 10 million budget with 5x more action, explosion and famous actors (Like House Of Flying Daggers)

    What do they spend all the stuff on?

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of the budget is spend on the actor's salary.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is your rating for the 2012 horror film The Apparition?
    The film is 1hr 13mins the rest is credits. there is not ,uch action and it's not that scary either.

    • ANSWER:
      I'd give it a 3/10.

  12. QUESTION:
    If I'm scared of the 2012 apocalyptic theory, should I skip the movie for a field trip?
    I'm going on a class trip for my Spanish class to see the 2012 movie. I'm pretty terrified of the end of the world. I'd like to see the theories and all, but is it a bad idea to see the movie if I'm petrified of the end of the world? Is the movie scary, if you've seen it?

    • ANSWER:
      why are you scared? Being scared of a theory that the world will end is like being scared to open a door because you don't know what's behind it. Don't fear. It's a type of film that, yes has to deal with the world ending...but just think of it as an action film. Full of suspense. Even romance is in it. Funny parts too. Brace yourself for the devastating action...highly animated effects at it's max. I enjoyed it. Made me cry.. several times because of all the sentimental moments. You're gonna want to go home and hug your mom or dad after the film is over.

  13. QUESTION:
    After watching the documentary Kony 2012, this question popped into my head?
    After watching the Kony 2012 documentary film on Youtube, the narrator said that he wants the world to take action on April 20, 2012 and blanket the streets with Kony posters.

    Is there a significance to this date?
    April 20 is also 420, a weed-smoking day.

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps to raise consciousness that there are better things to spend one's money on than dope..

  14. QUESTION:
    Is there going to be another Star Wars Film?
    I was just wondering if there is going to be another film so i can tell my friends.

    • ANSWER:
      Short answer: not a chance in hell. The story that Lucas wanted to tell has been told.

      Long answer: "Devlin B." is very wrong when he says that "The whole series, which was two trilogies(6 movies), is over."

      In truth, when Lucas first put pencil to paper there were 12 episodes of the story. The simple fact is that the 6 movie saga we have now bares very, very, VERY little resemblance to the story that Lucas started out with. Over the years there have been 1000s of changes made to the story of Star Wars but there were two massive ones, the decision to combine the characters of Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader into one and making Leia the "other Skywalker", that in effect eliminated 6 of the movies. After combining things to cut the episode number down to 9 the series was supposed to be told as follows: the first trilogy was to be about the rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker, the second trilogy was to be about the rise of Luke Skywalker and the redemption of Anakin Skywalker, the third trilogy was to be about "the other Skywalker" that Yoda spoke of in ep V. The combining of the characters of Vader and Anakin had ripple effects throughout the whole story line and making Leia the "other Skywalker" eliminated the third trilogy.

      Even though there won't be any more new Star Wars movies coming out all 6 movies will returning to the big screen at least one more time. Lucas has confirmed that they are working on making a true 3-D version of the saga. Target date for that release is summer of 2012. The Clone Wars animated series will soon start its second season on the cartoon network and looks to have a long run for its future. Lucas is also working on a live action TV series. This series will be set between ep III and ep IV. It will not feature the more well known "major characters" ... IE: Vader, Palpatine, etc ... instead the series will focus on the minor characters who first formed the Rebel Alliance and tell the story of how the Rebel Alliance was formed and their early battles against the Empire leading up to the events of ep IV.

      May The Force Be With You ...

      .

  15. QUESTION:
    Identify the characteristics/conventions/elements of an epic poem. How was Lawrence of Arabia like a epic poem?
    Identify the characteristics/conventions/elements of an epic poem. In what way was the film like an epic poem?

    • ANSWER:
      Epic Poem Characteristics - Conventions of Epic Poetry

      Epic is a long poem which deals with the doings characters from either legend or history. It is generally war-like that involves multiple secondary characters, and also gods and spirits. The following five are the epic conventions:

      1. Invocation to muse: An epic starts with a prayer or invocation. The poet asks the muse/god to help him in his great work. Milton makes use of such convention to muse in his epic poem Paradise Lost.

      2. Homeric Simile: Compared to an ordinary simile, a Homeric simile is expanded to such an extent that it becomes an another poem within the poem.

      3. Athletic Games/Contest: Epic has to offer this convention. Milton makes use of it in his Paradise Lost Book-2 where he describes the fallen angels arranging an athletic meeting.

      4. Adventurous Journey: The hero of an epic poem makes a journey. For instace, Aeneas makes a journey to look for the spirits of Anchises.

      5. in medias res: The story of an epic poem should begin in the middle of the action.
      @ Read more...
      http://www.squidoo.com/epic-poem-characteristics

      This too...
      There are 9 key characteristics of an Epic Poem:-

      It opens in the midst of the story (medas res)
      The setting is vast and it covers many nations, the world and the universe.
      It usually begins with an invocation to Muse.
      It starts with a statement of the theme.
      The use of Epithets.
      It includes long lists.
      It features long and formal speeches.
      It shows divine intervention on human affairs.
      The Heroes embody the values of civilization.
      http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_characteristics_of_an_epic_poem

      Lawrence of Arabia
      Epic films can only try in vain to become the cinematic equivalent of the epic poetry of antiquity. Looking at lists of epic films, something quickly becomes apparent: a confusion of sweeping scope for sweeping meaning
      @ Read more...
      http://condemnedmovies.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/lawrence-of-arabia-2/
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  16. QUESTION:
    Why Up, a CGI animated film is considered to be a drama film?
    I can't find any CGI aniamted drama film any where!

    • ANSWER:
      Up (2009) isn't CGI, it's an animated film. CGI is cartoon images they shoe-horn into live-action movies and try to convince us, unconvincingly, they don't look like anything but cartoons, like Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1998). They're getting slightly better at CGI, see Spiderman (2002) vs. The Avengers (2012), but not much. It still looks extremely fake and cartoon-like and my disbelief is rarely suspended.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is Lucas Arts going to make any more Star Wars movies?
    I think all of the star wars movies are great,but what happens after Luke save the galaxy?? Some people would like to know. I have read stories of him and Leia getting getting married and having kids but i don't like to read books i want to watch it in a action film.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately no amount of "waiting, or kicking back, or being patient" will change the facts. The fact is that there will NOT be anymore live action Star Wars movies ... anyone who says differently is so full of it that it is pouring out of their ears. I wouldn't be surprised to see some of the book series come out in an animated form, doubt it will be to theaters more likely direct to DVD things, but there will not be anymore live action movies.

      We all know that Lucas has the ability to change his mind with the direction of the wind but in this case I think we can believe him. In the years since the release of ep III Lucas has been asked two questions over and over and over and over again ... first, will he ever make anymore Star Wars movies and will he allow someone else to pick up where he left off. For the past four years the answer to those two questions has never changed ... NO ... and ... NO ... that's about as close to written in stone as you can get from Lucas. It only came to light last year but shortly after the release of ep III Lucas made a "minor" change to his Will. Everybody still gets all the same "stuff" BUT it has a condition to it now ... if any one of them ever allows anyone to make more movies or remake the ones already done everybody looses everything. We are talking millions and millions of dollars here ... do you really think they will risk it ... neither do I.

      I do have to say that this is the first time I've ever seen anybody "witching" about Luke and Mara getting married ... personally I thought they were the perfect couple.

      The future of Star Wars is animation ... the current series is running full steam ahead and will be around for a long time ... the live action TV series set in between ep III and ep IV is on track to debut in the fall of 2010 ... Lucas is still looking at the target date of 2012 to bring all 6 movies back to theaters in a true 3-D format. There's a ton of stuff that will be going on in the Star Wars world but none of that stuff will be new movies ... ticks me off too but George owns it all lock stock and barrel and what he says goes.

      May The Force Be With You ...

      EDIT: To "Boba Fett": Not really ... lol ... keeps my point total up. Now the "reboot" Star Wars questions ... hell hath no fury like an old school fan having his memories messed with ...

      EDIT 2: Unless Lucas changes his mind ... then I'll be just another idiot who took him at his word and got hosed again ... I think might have to grab my toy lightsabres and go have a "talk" with the man if he does that ... lol ... but only after he's done making the new movies of course.

      .

  18. QUESTION:
    What exactly is the world supposed to do with the whole KONY 2012 thing?
    I watched the Invisible Children video on youtube, and at the end they say to share the video/sign the petition/donate money etc, but I don't understand what they're trying to garner support *for.*

    Are they suggesting that some sort of international manhunt be launched? Do they want to convince the US government to invade Uganda? Are they trying to get the UN to put sanctions on Uganda or something?

    Does anyone know what these people are trying to get the world to actually do?

    • ANSWER:
      I think the whole Kony thing is a right cause, but wrong answer. US bombs won’t save child soldiers. Invisible Children is a non-profit activist group and charity, whose main line of business is fundraising for the Ugandan Army. Last year only 31% of their expenditure went on their charity program – most of their money is spent making the kinds of films which aim to popularise the idea that military action by the USA can save child soldiers killing each with weapons stamped “Made in the USA”.

      If US Marines were sent to Uganda, they would not be welcomed as liberators. They would be opposed, by any means necessary, by all those who reject the ‘right’ of the imperialist nations to police the world in the interests of a super-rich elite.

  19. QUESTION:
    What would you rate these action pop-corn films from best to worst?
    I am curious what would you rate these action pop-corn movies from best to worst from this small list. I choose manily futuristic invasion types of movies.

    -Battle L.A.
    -2012
    -Battleship
    -Transformers
    -Transformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen
    -Transformers Dark of the moon
    -Cloverfield

    • ANSWER:
      The only decent movie of the bunch is Cloverfield. The others are all suckfests.

  20. QUESTION:
    What's it called when the sea goes luminous and lights up?
    I've seen in film when there part if the sea that goes luminous and lights up Is this just whats in films or for real and Whats it called How does it happen and where will you see it,

    • ANSWER:
      Some species of plankton, called phytoplankton, produce electric light known as bioluminescence when agitated, which can be done by wave action. Even flushing a W.C.on a boat can create a spectacular light show.

      http://news.nationalgeographic.co.uk/news/2012/03/pictures/120319-glowing-waves-ocean-blue-bioluminescent-plankton-science/

  21. QUESTION:
    Can you name all the action/war films with air dogfights?
    Really love fighter jets and WW2 dogfight battles. As well as space battles(star wars) I watched top gun and Red Tails. Both are pretty good films. I want to know if they are others as good.

    • ANSWER:
      You ask two questions - the entire list, and then which are really good. Here's a substantial list of films with aerial dogfights in them:

      1 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
      2 Andrey Rublyov (1966)
      3 Kaze no tani no Naushika (1984)
      4 Amores perros (2000)
      5 The Women (1939)
      6 Kurenai no buta (1992)
      7 Wings (1927)
      8 Hell's Angels (1930)
      9 The Holy Mountain (1973)
      10 Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no tobira (2001)
      11 The Dawn Patrol (1938)
      12 Profondo rosso (1975)
      13 The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
      14 Fresh (1994)
      15 The Last Flight (1931)
      16 Brestskaya krepost (2010)
      17 The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)
      18 Lassie Come Home (1943)
      19 The First Great Train Robbery (1978)
      20 Sag-haye velgard (2004)
      21 Speed & Angels (2008)
      22 Battle of Britain (1969)
      23 Death Hunt (1981)
      24 Independence Day (1996)
      25 Good-bye, My Lady (1956)
      26 Die Verrohung des Franz Blum (1974)
      27 God Is My Co-Pilot (1945)
      28 Zero Hour! (1957)
      29 Hot Shots! (1991)
      30 Oscar and Lucinda (1997)
      31 Age of Consent (1969)
      32 White Fang (1991)
      33 Washington Square (1997)
      34 Half Baked (1998)
      35 Pianese Nunzio, 14 anni a maggio (1996)
      36 Task Force (1949)
      37 Flying Leathernecks (1951)
      38 The Kentuckian (1955)
      39 Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
      40 Hart's War (2002)
      41 Flying Disc Man from Mars (1950)
      42 Petits frères (1999)
      43 Today We Live (1933)
      44 Clipped Wings (1937)
      45 Bombers B-52 (1957)
      46 Red Tails (2012)
      47 Pearl Harbor (2001)
      48 The New Kids (1985)
      49 Sheitan (2006)
      50 Sign of the Wolf (1941)
      51 Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
      52 Tarzan & Jane (2002)
      53 Eyes of an Angel (1991)
      54 Skyline (2010)
      55 Kill Speed (2010)
      56 Freedom Strike (1998)
      57 Iron Eagle II (1988)
      58 Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992)
      59 Dead Space (1991)
      60 Battlefield Earth (2000)
      61 Midnight Lovers (1926)
      62 Across the Atlantic (1928)
      63 My Grief Is My Own (2008)

      As to quality, that's a lighter tougher to nail down. Some are good movies, with only minor or so-so aerial dogfights, and some have great air battles, but the movie is weak. Also, some on this list are going to be tough to track down. Wings (1927) is a well-done, Academy Award winning, cutting edge for its time silent film, where it's made more impressive by virtue that you know there's no CGI used - it's all real, but the movie due to its age is difficult to track down. Same for some of these foreign films.

      Ones I would consider noteworthy on the list purely from the aerial cinematography (since that appears to be what you're most interested in): Wings, Hell's Angels, God Is My Co-Pilot, Flying Leathernecks, Battle of Britain, Independence Day, and Pearl Harbor.

      Hope that helps!

  22. QUESTION:
    why did Jason Russell have a huge emotional breakdown?
    Jason Russell ran naked along the streets of San Diego, people says it was from stress and criticism. Why would people have anything against him for doing such a great thing like Kony 2012?

    • ANSWER:
      There are all sorts of conditions that can cause a person to become overwhelmed: natural disasters, loss of a loved one, disease or violence. Circumstances can spiral so completely out of control it's as if life itself has been hijacked and the person is merely along for the ride, clinging desperately to any scrap of normalcy. Sometimes, the person loses hold of that grip completely. Losing your grip happens all the time, altering the course of individual lives and families. Usually, the chaotic cyclone of a breakdown is relatively contained. Last week, however, it appears one of these went viral.

      Jason Russell, co-founder of the organization Invisible Children and director of the documentary "Kony 2012" was detained by police in his hometown of San Diego and hospitalized. The initial reports I saw were salacious and, thus, captivating; Russell was reportedly running into traffic, naked, possibly masturbating, possibly making sexual gestures, possibly vandalizing cars. TMZ posted a 12-second video, purported to be Russell, naked, apparently pounding the sidewalk at a neighborhood intersection.

      Ben Keesey, the CEO of Invisible Children, put out a statement saying, "Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration and malnutrition. He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better. The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday..." What happened in the past two weeks that took such a severe emotional toll that it led to Jason Russell becoming exhausted, dehydrated and malnourished? Fame, or its sometimes noxious counterparts, success and notoriety.

      Two weeks ago, Invisible Children released the "Kony 2012" documentary directed and narrated by Russell, outlining the decades-long atrocities committed by Joseph Kony, a warlord and leader of a Ugandan guerilla group called the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The documentary urges global action on April 20 to call attention to Kony and demand he turn himself in to the International Criminal Court to be tried for crimes against humanity, especially against tens of thousands of children, abducted and turned into soldiers or sex slaves. Since the documentary's release, it has gone viral over YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. In short, the video did what it was supposed to do -- harness the power of social media to advance awareness.

      The awareness was supposed to focus on Joseph Kony. Spotlights, however, cast a very large beam. It wasn't long before Jason Russell and Invisible Children got caught up in the glare of public scrutiny. Criticism began to surface about how the money raised by the organization was being spent. Some people called the efforts "neo-colonial," upset with gun-toting whites charging in to save defenseless blacks, deriding a "savior attitude." Not only did Joseph Kony come under fire, but so did Jason Russell and Invisible Children.

      Danica Russell, Jason's wife, said "We thought a few thousand people would see the film, but in less than a week, millions of people around the world saw it. While that attention was great at raising awareness about Joseph Kony, it also brought a lot of attention to Jason -- and, because of how personal the film is, many of the attacks against it were also very personal, and Jason took them very hard."

      One of those attacks was that the film was over-simplified. Invisible Children again put out a statement: "In our quest to garner wide public support of nuanced policy, Invisible Children has sought to explain the conflict in an easily understandable format ... In a 30-minute film, however, many nuances of the 26-year conflict are admittedly lost or overlooked."

      I can only hope that those quick to condemn Jason Russell will withhold their judgment just a little longer and do a bit more digging, at least to a greater depth than 140 characters. There are also nuances to public exposure of private pain that should not be lost or overlooked by any of us in a viral rush to judgment.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the name of the movie to be shot in Rosarito Beach Baja Mexico in August, Sept. 2011?
    During July 2011 casting has been on-going for a movie to be filmed in Rosarito Beach, Baja, Mexico.
    It is a film about 1940's American town. Who are the stars, producer etc

    • ANSWER:
      The name is "Little Boy",
      Here is a copy of an article in SignOnSan Diego By Sandra Dibble:

      A movie set in northern California during World War II is being shot in Baja California, bringing a million investment that state officials said Monday will breathe new life into the region's film industry.

      Called “Little Boy,” it tells the story of an 8-year-old who dreams about rescuing his father from the war. The scenery moves from a Norman Rockwell-esque town to a prisoner-of-war camp in the Philippines to the devastation of Hiroshima following the atomic bomb.

      Eduardo Verastegui, a Mexican actor, is co-producing the film through Los Angeles-based Metanoia Films. The director is Alejandro Monteverde, who is co-author of the script with Pepe Portillo. Actors include Ben Chaplin and Emily Watson.

      Most of the action will be shot at Baja Film Studios south of downtown Rosarito Beach, the same location where James Cameron’s 1997 film “Titanic” was filmed.

      On Monday, Baja California’s governor, Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millan joined other authorities in touring a set built do look like a town on a bluff that overlooks the ocean.Other locations around the state also will be used as backdrops, including the Guadalupe Valley, the Laguna Salada and the Casa de Cultura in Tijuana.

      State authorities announced that the production will generate more than 1,000 jobs, and said that over than 90 percent of the staff will be local hires. Juan Tintos, Baja California’s tourism secretary, said members of Rosarito’s large ex-pat community will be enlisted as extras.

      “It’s a good investment, it’s good for the location,” Tintos said.

      Filming began in June and is expected to continue through November. The movie is scheduled for release in 2012

  24. QUESTION:
    What actors would be best to star in a live action Pokemon film?
    Jackie Chan as Ash?

    Justin Beiber as Misty?

    Will Smith as Brock?

    • ANSWER:
      Renee Zellwegar as Brock (her eyes are perfect)
      I agree Justin can so pull off Misty's hair.
      Ash, hmmm Jackie Chan is pretty good, he has all the right moves, but does he have the boyish charm?
      I would have to say Donny Osmond, instead.

      Great question, Pokemon for 2012

  25. QUESTION:
    Why are the Hollywood produces who sell movies to dating teenagers remaking the same action movies over and?
    over and over and over again? ANOTHER Spider-Man out from Sony's Columbia Pictures in 2012. ANOTHER one!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Spider-Man_%282012_film%29

    • ANSWER:
      it's about money...if it works don't change it

  26. QUESTION:
    What are the pros of stopping Iran from continuing nuclear testing?
    What will happen if we allow them to continue?

    • ANSWER:
      The only thing stopping Iran is that sanctions delayed its progress in developing nukes.
      If allowed to continue, they'll be able to get started on their plans for the world:

      "A feature-length documentary film, produced by a top adviser to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, claims that the cataclysmic events that will usher in an era of Muslim world domination are about to begin, triggered by actions launched by Iran and its Lebanese ally, Hezbollah."
      Link - http://www.newsmax.com/KenTimmerman/Ahmadinejad-Jerusalem-Iran-Hezbollah/2011/03/28/id/390925

      'Iran Plans For A World Without America'
      Link - http://news.investors.com/article/580528/201108041828/iran-plans-for-a-world-without-america.htm

      'Electro-Magnetic Pulse 'Space Attack "Quite Likely"'
      Link - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/02/22/space-attack-threat-to-uk_n_1292759.html

      'EMP Attack Would Send America into a Dark Age'
      Link - http://www.newsmax.com/RonaldKessler/emp-electromagnetic-pulse/2009/09/23/id/335160

      'EMP attack: Overlooked catastrophe'
      Link - http://www.wnd.com/2009/02/89476/

  27. QUESTION:
    Is Hugo entertaining for a seven year old?
    I might go tomorrow but I want to know if he will get bored easily. He's seen movies like Jurassic Park and 2012 where it makes you wait for the action, but is Hugo different?
    BQ- Is the 3D worth it?
    BQ 2- What did you think of the film?
    BQ 3- What previews did they show?

    • ANSWER:
      Hugo may get boring to a 7 year old. It's barely a kids' movie, really. I'd imagine older people who are fans of film history would enjoy it more. There really isn't much action.

      The 3D is worth it. This usually isn't the case, but the 3D adds to this film.

      I thought the film was pretty good, but again, maybe not that fun for kids. It really depends on your kid. But I do think the advertising makes it seem like more of a kids' adventure that it really is.

      The previews I saw were mostly for 3D animated kids' movies. But trailers vary based on whether you are seeing the 3D or 2D version, and they can even vary from theater to theater.

  28. QUESTION:
    What would you say is the top ten action movies of 2012?
    Movies like avengers and men in black.

    • ANSWER:
      Couldn't be @rsed writing a list but Prometheus is the best new film i've seen this year.

  29. QUESTION:
    What do you expect in movies from games, superheroes, comic books, or cartoons?
    Not all but many movies based on games, comic books, cartoons sucks. I think one of the main reason is that the movie makers changed the story or characters too much.

    So what are your expectations in such movies?

    • ANSWER:
      Resident Evil films are the sheiße! Other games2film translations are the latter, in the toilet, however. Whatever the other faults, the main problem any of these films suffer is the rewrittings of the well loved stories from the original incarnations. Mario bros. was a raping of the classic story from the NES game and the characters looked bad so due to this, and most everything else, it sucked.
      The RE films used the Alice character within a good plot+effects+horrorXaction formula when rewriting the Racoon City origin story to create an exciting premise to introduce the series, a very action packed sequel and a twisting trilogy that left on a pro Alice post apocylyptic world power balancing ending that made "reasonably accepted" sense of the multiple lives and unlimited continues experienced in the VG world. THEN they came back in triple D to blow that stuff to a new level. Soon to be followed WAAYYY up the rear by Resident Evil: Retribution and whatever title the other sequel greenlit with Afterlife's success is, the next few years could come with some outstanding VideoGameMovies. I expect the three big Ds on both these big events!
      Back to your question though, I expect of ThrowBackMovies whatever it looks like it offers by: people involved, source material's potential, how well revamped the publicity images look, how well simolar stories performed, and a few others. As a ComicBookMovie lover, I see some of the past efforts having blown over(the push-over casts of daredevil&electra) and others having blown loads(Christopher Nolan's Batman) while even more are yet to be seen. I expect more of the BEST FILMAKING HAS TO OFFER qualities from the final film in Nolan's trilogy. His are an example of a CBM lover's dream come true(this contributing to the blown loads.)
      After filming his Batman trilogy, Nolan started his first Superman movie(HOPEFULLY sequeled) which may cause a few premature cinematic celebrations itself. These and the Avengers solo films have been and are promised(with the Avengers premier) to be some of the better made films based on characters from my childhood. Never was into the GI Joe figures back stories, but because the movie was well made/rewritten(tying in possible future technology&weaponry) it made an exciting film on many a level and I expect even more from the star filled sequel.
      Released years earlier, HULK was poorly recieved due to an unnecessary plot lengthening character/origin rewrite. Then Ironman was assigned to great film talents who worked it into an uplifting hero story, like The Incredible Hulk(at least better recieved than HULK.) Then Thor was badass and Cap. was very well reimagined and portrayed, like alot of the other CBMs nowdays that are taken seriously and being given to powerful names in the film world.
      Sin City's up for a trilogy, Batman's NEXT series is being planned, 2012 will also bring us the reboot titled "Spiderman: Again!" which has the advantage of working without what wrecked webbing when Raimi's slinger went trilogical.
      Green lantern is an example of rushing a CBM out the door, plus what must have been a few other mistakes because that turd was a stinky mother fecal'r. I expect more diarrhea from that A-holler hole.

  30. QUESTION:
    Do you think Iran is developing "the bomb" or is their nuclear program peaceful as they say?
    I believe Iran is developing the bomb-what do you think? Iran has said multiple times they wish to destroy Israel (this is a fact). Iran has moved nuclear facilities underground so the media reports---why? If they are peaceful why move facilities underground, kick out inspectors, etc? I think Israel is in mortal danger. What do you think? Am I right or wrong?

    • ANSWER:
      There's no question that Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons.
      -Years worth of UN inspections and investigations confirmed it:
      Link - http://www.iaea.org/newscenter/focus/iaeairan/index.shtml

      The IAEA also caught Iran trying to remove incriminating evidence prior to UN inspections:
      Link - http://www.iol.co.za/news/world/iaea-shows-iran-nuke-images-1.1376719

      As for Israel, it's just the first target on Iran's global hit list.
      The Iranian government is openly planning to start a world war.
      A war that it's theocratic government delusionally believes Iran is divinely destined to win:

      "A feature-length documentary film, produced by a top adviser to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, claims that the cataclysmic events that will usher in an era of Muslim world domination are about to begin, triggered by actions launched by Iran and its Lebanese ally, Hezbollah."

      "The film uses classic Muslim texts to convince the faithful that this scenario of Muslim world government, led by Iran, was foretold in the Koran and the Hadith, the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad.

      It might appear innocuous — like those Christian and Jewish end-times scholars who reach deep into the world of Biblical prophecy for clues as to the exact date of the second coming of Jesus — except that the Iranians are not telling the faithful to prepare their souls for salvation: they are telling them to gird up for the coming battle with the infidel."
      Link - http://www.newsmax.com/KenTimmerman/Ahmadinejad-Jerusalem-Iran-Hezbollah/2011/03/28/id/390925

      The only thing stopping Iran from starting that war is lack of progress in its nuclear program.
      All Iran needs to f*ck human civilization as we know it are 7 warheads.
      One detonated at the right altitudes over the world's 7 continents will fry the electronic and electrical systems that human civilization is wholly dependent on:

      'Iran Plans For A World Without America'
      Link - http://news.investors.com/article/580528/201108041828/iran-plans-for-a-world-without-america.htm

      'Electro-Magnetic Pulse 'Space Attack "Quite Likely"'
      Link - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/02/22/space-attack-threat-to-uk_n_1292759.html

      'EMP Attack Would Send America into a Dark Age'
      Link - http://www.newsmax.com/RonaldKessler/emp-electromagnetic-pulse/2009/09/23/id/335160

      'EMP attack: Overlooked catastrophe'
      Link - http://www.wnd.com/2009/02/89476/

      Contrary to what poorly educated people prefer to pretend, Iran's a global threat and no "Strategic Nuclear Balance" nonsense can deter Iran's religious nuts from believing Allah destined them to rule the world.

  31. QUESTION:
    How many Batman movies are there up until now?
    How many Batman movies are there until the last one ever made, and if there are going to be any future Batman movies? Also, will someone please tell me the titles as well including when they first started including all the future movies?

    Thank you,

    • ANSWER:
      Live action:

      1966 Batman (based on the show)
      4 movies in the Tim Burton series (1989-1997)
      3 Christipher Nolan films (2005-2012)

      Animated:
      1993 Batman: mask of the phantom
      1998 Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub Zero
      2000 Batman Beyound: Return of the Joker
      2003 Batman: the Mystery of Batwoman
      2005 Batman vs Dracula
      2008 Batman: Gotham Knight
      2008 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
      2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood
      2011 Batman: Year 1

      Coming Soon:

      2012 Batman: Dark Knoght Returns (animated)

      Other movies with Batman as a main character:

      2008 Justice League: the New Frontier
      2010 Justice Leauge: Crisis on 2 Earths
      2012 Justice League: Doom

  32. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know anything about the new disney movie called Brave?
    I've seen previews in theatres but I want to know more.

    • ANSWER:
      Brave is a 2012 film. It's an upcoming American 3D computer-animated fantasy adventure film. In the film, the skilled archer Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) defies an age-old custom, unleashing chaos in the kingdom. After consulting a wise old woman (voiced by Julie Walters) for help, she becomes cursed and is forced to undo the spell before it is too late.

      The movie is being produced by Pixar Animation Studios, making this their thirteenth feature film, and will be released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was written by Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi, and it is being directed by Mark Andrews, who took over from Chapman. The film is scheduled for release on June 22, 2012 in the United States.

      The synopsis of the film reads: "Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Brave, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late."

      Want to know more search it on wikipedia

  33. QUESTION:
    what movies are appropriate for ESL classes?
    I need some short movie clips or cartoons for junior high students. Their ability is in the 1,000 to 2,000 word level. I can't use any "Donald Duck" voices. A 8 or 10 minute clip would be perfect. Nor more than 15 minutes long.

    • ANSWER:
      Check out Phillips Cinema Parallel Lines. They are three minute "films" that have a very limited dialogue (and they all share the same dialogue)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpF8RnZ-JQI is an example (although appropriate for college students, not OK for elementary...depending on where you are it may be OK) but there are TONS more like this.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRMcPJrWm-g had me BAWLING. I use it even though it is in German to get my students to focus on the actions (we then use it to practice summarizing, participle phrases etc.) and they have to read the subtitles (so a bit of reading practice, not normal for a movie).

      http://eslcarissa.blogspot.mx/2012/09/top-6-reasons-i-like-moonflower-in_18.html is longer, but you could divy it up and show only 10 minutes per day

      www.snagfilms.com/films/ also has some great shorts yu can browse (http://www.snagfilms.com/films/browse/) by time, fiction or non-fiction

      http://www.whiteother.com/The-Film has Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge) so your students will like that they can recognize the actors. It is about 11 minutes, but they do have their accents (which I think is great for teaching variety, but some students may not be ready for it)

  34. QUESTION:
    Why sunni bakris and wahabis making Islam look bad with all the rioting and killing people?
    The prophet wouldnt allow this rioting killing other innocent people oh of course they are more followers of umer ibn khattab to them omer is on higher level than prophet All of the bombing killing rioting is done by sunnis THE TERRORISTS.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know of anyone that does not know or recognize the threat of Islam towards all that "blaspheme" the "prophet" Mohamed. The atrocities that occurred in Libya and Yemen are evil committed by evil personified, radical Islam. It is a religion with a warrior mentality. For example on Aug 31st, 2012, Cyrus McGoldrick, advocacy director for the New York office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), logged into Facebook on August 12 to hint at his desire to vandalize anti-jihad ads that may soon run on city buses, he did not simply underline CAIR’s troubling attitude toward free expression. McGoldrick’s words — and the subsequent actions of others — have illuminated an overlooked aspect of the Islamist assault on Western speech: the defacement, if not obliteration, of political and commercial messages.

      Now we can't imagine or contemplate assaults of this nature at a time when our government is trying to help them and stabilize Libya with our tax dollars. However, there are others complicit in this atrocity by producing the film about Mohamed. I watched a small segment online and it was the stupidest thing I have ever seen. I feel the "producers" of this must also be held accountable because they obviously knew how offensive it would be. This is especially relevant since one is a apostate of Islam. He is now in hiding no doubt fearing reprisal. Remember the Florida pastor Terry Jones who threatened to burn copies of the Qu'ran? He also was complicit in this atrocity and should be held accountable for his actions. I believe the attack on the embassy and the murder of our ambassador would NOT have occurred if that piece of trash had not been made or shown. This video show his intent to burn 200 Qu'rans on the 10th annivesary of 911 in 2010. On April 28, 2012, Jones, and about 20 others, burned copies of the Qur'an. He was fined 1 by Gainesville Fire Rescue for burning books without authorization. It was this hate that is responsible for the events in Libya and Yemen and should also be held responsible. The ABC web site has a video of an interview with Jones.

      gatita

      Baptized in Jesus Name according to Acts 2:38

      My faith in the One who died for me

  35. QUESTION:
    Is it true that Bleach is being made into a live action movie by Warner Bros?
    I've just heard rumors. Please and thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Yup its true and I am just hoping that it wouldn't be as bad as DB Evolution.
      http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-02-22/warner-develops-live-action-film-of-tite-kubo-bleach-manga

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some good "teen" books to read?
    I just got done reading The Hunger Games trilogy and now I am looking for something else to read. I have read the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series, the Twilight series and the Dust Lands series so I am looking for something like those to read.
    I am not interested in the Maximum Ride series or the 50 Shades of Grey series so don't suggest it.
    I am into suspense, action, romance and adventure type books.
    If it helps, I am 14 and almost 15.

    • ANSWER:
      The Heroes of Olympus Series
      It is a continuation of pjo where you are interested to new characters, and you get to see percy in third person, as well as other characters such as Annabeth. I would strongly recommend it to you as Rick riordan throws in a lot of mature themes(for your age, not for 18-year-olds, because he realizes that the first pjo book came out in 2005, and while most readers were 12, they've grown up by now).
      Or, if you've already read or are not interested in those,
      Skulduggery Pleasant Series
      Skulduggery Pleasant is the debut novel of Irish playwright Derek Landy, published in 2007. It is the first of the Skulduggery Pleasant novels. The novel crosses the horror, comedy, mystery, romance and fantasy genres.
      The story follows the titular character Skulduggery Pleasant, an undead sorcerer and detective, with his partner Stephanie Edgley who calls herself Valkyrie Cain, and numerous magic-wielding allies as they try to prevent Nefarian Serpine from unleashing a weapon of terrible power on the world. The book was retitled Scepter Of The Ancients for the 2009 paperback release in the US and Canada.
      HarperCollins Audio also publishes the unabridged CD sets of the books read by Rupert Degas.
      Or the Cirque du Freak series
      Cirque du Freak (also known as Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare) is the first novel in The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan (his real name, Darren O′Shaughnessy). It is part of the Vampire Blood Trilogy, which comprises the first three of the 12 book saga. Cirque du Freak was first published in Great Britain by HarperCollins in 2000, and was later published in the Vampire Blood Series in 2003 and 2004. A film version was released in 2009.
      Maze Runner series; if you like hunger games, you'll like this
      The Maze Runner is the first book in a young-adult dystopian science fiction trilogy of the same name by James Dashner.[2][3] The novel was published October 2009 by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House. The book is currently being shopped as a possible film project.[4] James Dashner announced in November 2011 that he was writing a prequel to The Maze Runner titled The Kill Order, which was released August 14, 2012.[1]

  37. QUESTION:
    What were your thoughts on the movie "the grey"?
    I dont think a better movie will come out 2012 then this piece of art

    • ANSWER:
      It was GREAT. Lots of kids thought it was an action/adventure movie so they will be disappointed. It's really a philosophical film. Most people left during the final credit roll and missed the final scene which is shown AFTER all the credits have passed.

  38. QUESTION:
    Can someone recommend some really good films?
    I like horror, period films, comedy, sci-fi and the odd teen film:)

    I'm not really a film buff, years can go buy before I feel the urge to watch a film!!!

    Anything from the last few years will do:)

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Tiger you just copied and pasted everything i said i guess you can't think of any good films for yourself huh ? i added 3 more you gonna add them to

      Battleships (2012) very good film
      Bad Ass (2011) - well worth watching
      Apartment 143 (2011) very good film and very good twist at the end
      Cabin in the woods (2012) - starts of crappy but the ending well you have to watch it

      Taken 1 and 2 (2012)
      Dredd 3D (2012)
      Prometheus (2012)
      Lockout (2012)
      John Carter (2012)
      Project X (2012)
      ATM (2012)
      Safe House (2012)
      Man on a Ledge (2012)
      Equilibrium (2002)
      Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
      Hugo (2011)

      The Grey (2011)

      After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step.

      Flightplan (2005)

      A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plane.

      Airborne (2012)

      As a snow storm closes in, one final plane takes off. The plane reports to the ground that both pilots are dead, while the slowly dwindling number of passengers on the plane wish that they'd never left the ground.

      The Mist (2007)

      A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives

      Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

      A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite of what the principal thinks of that

      PCU (1994)

      A high school senior visits college for the weekend, and stay at the wildest house on campus in this classic tale of anti-political-correctness

      The 'Burbs (1989)

      An overstressed suburbanite and his paramilitaric neighbor struggle to prove their paranoid theory that the new family in town is a front for a cannibalistic

      V for Vendetta (2005)

      A shadowy freedom fighter known only as "V" uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police,

      Maximum Overdrive (1986)

      A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

      From Paris with Love (2010)

      In Paris, a young employee in the office of the US Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city

      The Experts (1989)

      When Travis and Wendell are kidnapped while on their way to opening a nightclub in rural Nebraska. The KGB spy Cameron Smith takes them to the U.S.S.R

      Spies Like Us (1985)

      Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.

      Red (2010)

      When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive

      After Hours (1985)

      An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop - Sounds boring but its a really good film well worth watching

      The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)

      Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher

      The Game (1997)

      Wealthy financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a live-action game that consumes his life.

      Conspiracy Theory (1997)

      A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself,

      Judgment Night (1993)

      When they took the wrong turn, it lead them to witnessing a murder, which left them running for their lives from the perpetrators.

      The Quiet Earth (1985)

      A mans awakens to find himself alone in the world

  39. QUESTION:
    What are some good films that came out in 2011/2012?
    I like fantasy/sci fi/action/adventure type movies.....What are some good ones?

    • ANSWER:
      I liked:
      Abduction (2011, PG-13)
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1600195/

      The Adjustment Bureau (2011, PG-13)
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1385826/

      Cowboys & Aliens (2011, PG-13)
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0409847/

      I Am Number Four (2011, PG-13)
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1464540/

      In Time (2011, PG-13)
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1637688/

      Mirror Mirror (2012, PG)
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1667353/

      Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011, PG-13)
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1318514/

      Snow White & the Huntsman (2012, PG-13)
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1735898/

      X-Men: First Class (2011, PG-13)
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1270798/

      Here are other possibilities:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_science-fiction_films_of_the_2010s

  40. QUESTION:
    did the call of the wildman get canceled ?
    I loved this show but it's never on anymore, even old episodes !
    Does anyone know if it got taken off the air, or what the deal is !?
    I'm going through turleman withdrawals haha !

    • ANSWER:
      No it hasn't been canceled. It is filming new episodes and will return next summer. The show is very popular and the ratings were the best for Animal Planet.
      http://press.discovery.com/us/apl/press-releases/2012/live-action-animal-planet-renews-call-wildman-1758/

  41. QUESTION:
    Is it true that Europeans don't want the internet to be free anymore?
    I heard something like that in the news today. We want it to be free and they want to have it controlled and charge much more for everything. I didn't really understand it. Can somebody explain.

    I heard they are mad at us because we want to keep it free and open to everyone.

    • ANSWER:
      I can assure you a lot of informed Europeans do NOT want that. It's a Government scheme to censor the Internet, they're calling it Internet 2, it will be be free, everyone will be provided with a "high-speed" broadband connection but the ISP's will be tied to the Government which will have the power to inspect certain information sent and received (data packets) the idea is to target online theft, to catch P2P users and illegal downloaders who will be warned for a first offense, choked on a second offense and banned entirely on a third as well as facing a fine. It's all backed and pressured by the media industry, particularly music and film. The trouble is, they can open any packet which looks questionable and that packet could be a personal email with personal information. So there's a lot of debate about whether this should be legal or not.
      Some sites which cause heavy bandwidth (like Youtube for example) will come with a charge which you have to pay to access.

      The UK Government has already taken action to lay some of the Broadband cables (I was offered to lay some of them when I was in college last year) they're excuse being that everyone will have live internet coverage of the 2012 olympics should they be unable to reach London.
      What they really want is to introduce this new internet along with the Digital Economy Bill.

      I oppose this idea in it's entirety, as do most rational Europeans. The promise of "free" internet isn't enough to compensate for the loss of freedom and relative confidentiality that the current internet offers. People who cannot afford the internet will be drawn to this and that's what the Government is banking on, that enough people will be willing to accept "free" high-speed access to the internet. They're playing down all the parts about censorship, invasion of privacy, monitoring, traffic-shaping etc.
      This is not an idea that's widely supported by the public, this is an idea that's being *forced* on the public by stock-investors, the Media Industry & the Government. Basically they have the money, they have the influential power and now with the Olympics they have an excuse to kick things off. I honestly think it will only be a matter of time before this is implemented.

      The Government can claim it's to improve service and protect copyright, while legally supporting the media industry all it likes but at the end of the day it's just another form of censorship and that makes the whole concept no better than China's "Great Firewall"

  42. QUESTION:
    Why are 3D movies back in vogue?
    I just looked at Pixar's line-up through 2012 and every movie is planned in 3D. It seems like every other movie out right now (even live action horror movies) is in 3D. Has there been some technology development that is pushing this trend or is it just the cycle of popularity that brings this back?

    • ANSWER:
      The fact that they are polarized 3d, with the tinted sunglasses type, is nothing really new. The movies of the 3d boom of the 1950's where polarized, not red and blue. Jaws 3d in 1983 was polarized. From reading different articles it sounds like one reason is because it is much easier for studios to film in 3d because of digital cameras as oppossed to film cameras. Now they can replay the scene on demand and if the 3d effect doesn't look quite right they can refilm and change things around or even change it with a computer without refilming. Also when they released some films in 3d in just a few theaters like chicken little and polar express and beowulf the attendance to the 3d showing was reather impressive compared to the 2d showing. So then the studios realized that at least for now there are a lot of people willing to see and pay a little more for the 3d. Even now the last two 3d films (My Bloody Valentine and Coraline) for every one person that saw it in 2d six saw it in 3d, and remember way more theaters are showing the 2d version.

  43. QUESTION:
    What do guns and roses have with album release dates?
    Greatest Hits; 2004 + 7 + 7 = 2018 .

    Chinese Democracy; 1 month prior to and 1-2 days more than december 21 in 2008 + 7 = 2015.

    Appetite for Destruction; 1987 + 20 + 14 (33 1/2- 34) = 2021.

    circa 2012 - 2021.

    Orchid Architect at Hand.

    • ANSWER:
      "Rollin (Air Raid Vehicle)"

      Released 10, 10, 2000

      ----------------

      "Music video

      The music video was filmed at the World Trade Center in New York. In the beginning, Ben Stiller and Stephen Dorff give Fred Durst the keys to their Bentley Azure. Durst then rolls down the street in the car along with his band mates. The song Ben Stiller is playing at the beginning is "My Generation" from the same album. The video also features scenes of Fred Durst with 5 girls dancing in a room.

      It received the award for Best Rock Video at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. The band received a letter from the World Trade Center the day before the Twin Towers were destroyed, thanking them for featuring the towers in the video.[5]" - delegated by a group of Wiki users (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollin%27_%28Air_Raid_Vehicle%29)

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      "Are you guys ready? Let's roll."

      - Todd Morgan Beamer (November 24, 1968 – September 11, 2001) was a passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 93 who has been called a hero for his actions in the September 11, 2001 attacks.[1][2]

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      The collective unconscious is indeed....humbling.

  44. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any info on any upcoming DC COMIC movies?
    Ok, DC Comics has been lagging it on movie movies. They're doing good on the PG-13, to dvd movies, but lets face it, Marvel's kicking DC universes' ass over here.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, Justice League, a live action movie is coming out soon either next year or 2012, Superman Batman Apocalypse next week, All Star Superman On February 2011, Batman Year 1 2011, all three animated and, Batman 2012, and Green Lantern 2011, Wonder Woman 2013, three live action films and two new shows, Young Justice on november and Green Lantern next 2011.

  45. QUESTION:
    Why don't they make disney movies like they used to? Nothing compares to the classics anymore?
    Thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      In recent years Disney moved away from their original hand drawn animation techniques to focus more on live action and CGI films.

      Disney originally announced that Home on the Range would be the last traditionally animated film, and from Chicken Little onwards, all future Disney films would be computer-animated. In July 2006, The Princess and the Frog was revealed to be in development using their tradition animation style and they'll be releasing it in December of this year.

      They'll be releasing Rapunzel in 2010 and King of the Elves in 2012, both using the tradition animation style.

      So hopefully we'll be seeing something more closely resembling the classic Disney of our youth!

  46. QUESTION:
    what happened to that cruise ship last year?
    Whatever happened to the cruise ship that capsized off the coast of Italy last year? I heard that the tide was slowly pulling it back in to the ocean, but I guess I'm just wondering if it's still there.

    • ANSWER:
      The ship is still exactly as you saw it on the TV etc. resting on the ledge. They have removed the oil etc and are starting to patch up the holes to re-float it.

      It is estimated to cost up to billion for the stabilising work already carried out and to re-float the ship and take a year to prepare. It will be towed away and cut up for scrap as it cannot be economic to "refurbish". The high cost is because nothing like this has ever been attempted before.

      Salvage experts Smit International assessed removal of Costa Concordia and her 2,380 tonnes of fuel. Smit assessed that any salvage operation could take up to ten months, and the ship may be a constructive total loss. Smit were contracted to remove her fuel, and during the operation it was reported that the ship had shifted 60 cm (24 in) since grounding, but there was no immediate prospect of her breaking up or sinking deeper.

      Following a competitive tender, in May 2012 it was announced that Titan Salvage and Italian firm Micoperi had won the salvage contracts. Their plan, expected to cost 0m and therefore expected to be the most expensive salvage ever, is to:
      Secure the hull to the land using steel cables, to stop her falling into the deeper ocean
      Build a horizontal underwater platform below the ship
      Bring the hull to vertical, by winching the hull onto the platform
      Attach airtight tanks to either side of the hull
      Re-float the hull and tanks
      Recovery tow to an Italian port

      Remember the weight is about 100,000tons!
      The biggest single lift ever was 7,500tons of a bridge in Japan, so you can see the huge difference! They are not going to try and lift it but pump out the water, put flotation bags all around and then with leverage winches winch it vertical until it floats! That's the theory - who knows what will happen!

      In the meantime the lawyers are trying to get a class action together (all claimants sue through 1 lawyer) and to have the case heard in the USA (probably Florida) as the ultimate owner is Carnival cruises who are based in the USA. US Courts historically grant much bigger compensation.

      It will probably be a couple of years before it goes to court. As in insight into what is probably happening behind the scenes watch the Erin Brocovitch film..........

      By the way we are not worried about the "sinking" of cruise ships. This was written on my tablet while on a small cruise ship in the White Sea at Northern Russia!

  47. QUESTION:
    Why is the Pinoy action films was stopped?
    and why is the Pinoy action films is now less than before (such as the remake of Asiong Salonga, El Presidente, and Cesar Montano action film in 2012).

    • ANSWER:
      because chances are, it won't sell to the public. you know this generation and what most of this generation likes [I personally like animated movies lol]. if they're going to make a film, they need to earn lots of money to pay off for the making of the film. but if the public doesn't like it, do you think it will sell? no, it's all about money [well, not all, maybe some]
      you know the popular action genre in this generation... those robot stuffs, cool vehicles or weapons or out-of-this-world etc.

  48. QUESTION:
    All comedy movies that came out IN USA THEATERS from the 90's until now?
    A link or something to all comedies that have come out IN THEATERS IN THE USA from the 90's until now.

    • ANSWER:
      You can try using http://www.imdb.com/
      with the search at the bottom, but it would show by other characteristics.
      Advanced Title Search
      gets you Feature Film (assuming documentaries are not comedy ever)
      Release date
      Genre Comedy includes comedy or where comedy is in the theme such as action comedy
      Since there is a US Box office included, can try 1 to 99999999999
      Decide about foreign films included or not that got to theaters
      and foreign language inclusion or English only
      with the Production status list, and whether to include short films
      And can do Compact at 100 per page
      Excluding shorts, THIS IS YOUR ANSWER, unless you want different criteria:
      http://www.imdb.com/search/title?boxoffice_gross_us=1,9999999999&genres=comedy&production_status=released&release_date=1990,2012&runtime=70,600&sort=release_date_us,asc&title_type=feature&view=simple
      2,916 titles.
      Including such films as:
      Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
      155 min - Adventure | Comedy | Drama - 15 July 2011 (India)
      But does not show the US release.
      It did release in the US July 15-17, 2011 at 100 theaters.
      http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=zindagi.htm
      The output can be copied and pasted 100 at a time.
      The wiki says: This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
      You can choose how to search in IMDB if you want a shorter list.
      Such as only "good" films, of user rating 5 or higher in English, earning at least 0,000 at the box office. 1,736 titles

  49. QUESTION:
    Is there any reason at all why someone would nuke canada?
    Or are they totally safe for now?

    • ANSWER:
      A Canadian diplomat named Escott Reid conceived the military alliance known as NATO.
      During the Cold War, the Soviets targeted Canada. Possibly Red China did too.
      The Cold War's over but NATO's still around and Canada's still responsible for inventing it.

      That's a good enough reason for other nations with various grudges against NATO since every time the UN wants someone bombed, they call on NATO nations to participate.
      (The 1990-91 Persian Gulf War to liberate Kuwait from Iraq for example.)
      That did nothing to endear Canada to Iraqi regime loyalists, or Islamic radicals in general.

      Canada's also responsible for the UN's 'Responsibility to Protect Doctrine' aka R2P:
      Link - http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/960264--responsibility-to-protect-takes-off-in-libyan-skies
      That doctrine prompted the UN's 2011 military intervention in Libya:
      Link - http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/960264--responsibility-to-protect-takes-off-in-libyan-skies
      Further, Canada commanded all participating NATO nation military forces in Libya:
      Link - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13919380
      Which likewise did nothing to endear Canada to regime loyalists there or terrorists elsewhere.

      It also doesn't make terrorists happy that unlike the US (9/11) and UK (7/7), Canada successfully foiled what was intended to be 2 major attacks:
      Link - http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/707855--toronto-18-ringleader-confesses-to-9-11-style-bomb-plot
      Link - http://www.cp24.com/attacking-parliament-devastating-canada-at-heart-of-toronto-18-plot-jury-hears-1.501347

      Next there's Iran and its illegal nuclear program that Canada staunchly opposes.
      And for damned good reasons:

      "A feature-length documentary film, produced by a top adviser to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, claims that the cataclysmic events that will usher in an era of Muslim world domination are about to begin, triggered by actions launched by Iran and its Lebanese ally, Hezbollah."
      Link - http://www.newsmax.com/KenTimmerman/Ahmadinejad-Jerusalem-Iran-Hezbollah/2011/03/28/id/390925

      Iranian missile testing exposed how its own crazed regime will use nuclear weapons:

      'Iran Plans For A World Without America'
      Link - http://news.investors.com/article/580528/201108041828/iran-plans-for-a-world-without-america.htm

      'Electro-Magnetic Pulse 'Space Attack "Quite Likely"'
      Link - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/02/22/space-attack-threat-to-uk_n_1292759.html

      'EMP Attack Would Send America into a Dark Age'
      Link - http://www.newsmax.com/RonaldKessler/emp-electromagnetic-pulse/2009/09/23/id/335160

      'EMP attack: Overlooked catastrophe'
      Link - http://www.wnd.com/2009/02/89476/

      Next, there's the fact that Canada is the largest energy supplier to the United States.
      -The US buys more Canadian oil than it gets from all Persian Gulf nations combined.
      -Canadian-generated electricity now powers almost 49% of the continental United States.
      On top of which is the fact that the majority of US states are dependent on Canada as their primary export destination.
      Without Canada, the US collapses. That makes Canada a target.

      Lastly there's the globalized economy and Canada's leading role in it.
      Canada is internationally rated as:

      -The world's best advanced economy.
      -The world's soundest banking system.
      -The only G7 nation fully-recovered from the global financial crisis & recession.
      -The world's best country for business.
      -The strongest fiscal position of all G7 nations.
      -The best G7 nation for business over the next 5 years.

      Plus a lot of other things like these various headlines:

      'Canada: Richer than America and more powerful than Europe'
      ''Canada rises to Top Five in world economic freedom ranking as U.S. plummets to 18th'
      'Canada leads the world with highest reputation ranking'
      'Canada leads the world in research impact, shows study'
      'Canada leads the world in technology adoption'
      'On free trade, Canada leads the way'
      'Canada: Constitutional Superpower'
      'Canada Trounces U.S. In Best Countries For Business'
      'Obama in Canada Finds Worlds Best Financial System'

      Take out Canada (or any of the world's other richest nations) and the world's f*cked.
      And f*cked worse than the US-caused 2008 global recession that's still screwing up the planet.

      So no, Canada's not totally safe. But neither is any other wealthy, 1st World nation.
      And as long as Iran's free to continue developing nukes, no nation on Earth is safe.

  50. QUESTION:
    What are some good short anime series?
    stuff like code geass, samurai champloo, death note, FMA, moribito etc.
    every1 had great suggestions, i just chose this guy for best asnwer because he put a lot of effort into the answer, this is a f.ucking essay.
    Appreciate the suggestions thnx guys.

    • ANSWER:
      here is my anime list, every anime has some descritpion and my rating, enjoy:
      kore wa zombie desuka - magic, harem, non hentai, comedy, action, my rating 6.5/10 (-1 point for dressing... youll understand)
      Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai - comedy, romance, high school, harem, so far unended, 2013 might be next season. 8/10
      the world only god knows - kinda childish, guy is seducing girls so he can free them from "lost demons" umh not bad one 7/10
      blue gender - sci-fi, mecha, bloody, some hentai in it, mature one... my probably first anime, love it, rewatched like 6 times, go for series not film, serie is much Better. 9/10
      total eclipse - new anime 5 eps aired so far, sci-fi, mecha, bloody, the first two episodes made just awesome feeling to me about this anime so here it is 10/10
      campione! - new anime 4 episodes aired so far, magic, comedy, romance, 8/10
      school days - very unordinary anime, main character, guy is total idiot, the most psycho anime ive seen probably. 7/10
      shakugan no shana - romance, magic, comedy, main characters look very young(but she actually is not so...) 9.5/10
      elfen lied - awesome anime, very funny, erotic in funny way, very nice plot, sci-fi, bloody... 10/10
      itazura no kiss - romance comedy, girl is seducing cold and cruel guy 10/10 are deserved -best romance ive seen
      guilty crown - sci-fi, romance, action, superpowers, fighting, watched it recently and ive felt rly good about it 8.5/10 (-1.5 for messed up story)
      the melancholy of suzumiya haruhi - not bad anime, fantasy, romance, comedy, 6 episodes were IMO borng 6/10
      infinite stratos - mecha, sci-fi, harem, comedy, good anime tho had lot of fun watching it, unfortunately seems like unended 8.5/10
      Strain - old, looks like childish but IMO it was OK not spoiled, mecha, sci-fi, some blood there, also some funny parts appeared 7.5/10
      full metal panic - mecha, sci-fi, action, romance, superpowers very funny anime, fmufl (second season) is just awesome and so funny... nice plot nice anime 8/10
      sobi ni Iku yo! - kinda ecchi, comedy, harem, sci-fi, more like relaxing anime, i like the art style so 8/10
      neon genesis evangelion - movies are better, sci.fi, romance,fighting, mecha my rating anime-8/10 films, so far 10/10
      asu no yoichi! - harem, fighting, comedy, not any awesome but relaxing... 6/10
      shugo no chara - school life- romance, comedy, magic, kinda childisher 7.5/10
      happiness! - old one, school life, romance, magic, comedy 6/10
      kissxsis - school life, harem, very ecchi, some parts were just weird, pretty much no story 7.5/10
      sumisora - kinda ecchi, comedy, school life, royal,even tho its harem ecchi anime, poor story, those dialogs were like for 5 YO kids 5/10
      B gata H kei - unserious comedy, school life, they act just too stupid so 5/10
      at asobi ni Iku yo - harem, sci-fi, kinda ecchi, some love story is there, aliens, very cute anime at all, wasnt bad either 8/10
      akane iro ni somaru saka - comedy, harem, school life, well drawn at first it looked like comedy then it was more like romantic drama, nice turn so 8.5/10 is deserved
      sword art online - new anime, fantasy, fighting, some romance might appear, based on MMO, very original, i felt very touched by this anime, so far i rate this with 10/10 (i feel like this might be the best anime of 2012)
      high school of the dead -ecchi, school life, zombie, comedy, bloody, ull see alot of girls smashing zombies, with awesome under-skirt shots :D, interesting anime, 2012 should be S2, 9/10
      high school DxD -ecchi, fighting, superpowers, harem, comedy, sometimes kinda bloody 8.5/10 (-1 point for characters (something what theyve done was just crazy), -0.5 for the ridiculous scenes)
      Accel world - sci-fi, MMO based anime, sort of mecha (not ordinary mecha), romance, action, accel worlds story was so far few times very deep and whole anime is very good, for sure give it a shot 10/10
      Dakara boku wa h dekinai - verry ecchi, superpowers, kinda harem, school life, very unserious anime, but its unfortunent because i think this might have been good anime but all those grab my boobs and give me unlimited power scenes are just ridiculous 6.5/10
      Angel beats -bloody, comedy, good story (first and second episodes look like some unserious comedy, then the real story begins), very unordinary and good anime, at the end i cried its 2nd anime that ive cried watching it ever, awesome ending 9.5/10


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