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by Alaskamatt17
Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:12 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: Serenity
Replies: 38
Views: 25164

Has anyone else found the easter egg of the Fruity Oaty Bar commercial? Just press the left arrow when play is selected, then hit enter. The commercial is just plain bizarre. "Fruity Oaty Bar make a man out of a mouse, Fruity Oaty Bars make you bust out of your blouse. Eat 'em all the time, let 'em ...
by Alaskamatt17
Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Narnia
Replies: 14
Views: 9306

WARNING: POSSIBLE MINOR SPOILERS I know I've seen the old BBC version, but I don't remember anything about it. The new film, however, is very memorable. It followed the book almost exactly, omitting only one scene that I can remember. The battle, however, was extended far beyond the simple treatment...
by Alaskamatt17
Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:46 am
Forum: Television
Topic: Firefly
Replies: 53
Views: 56889

When Serenity came out my roommate and I went to watch it because we'd heard it was sci-fi, which we both like. I have to say Serenity is my favorite movie of the year; I had more fun watching it than I had watching Revenge of the Sith, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Chronicles of Narnia, or King...
by Alaskamatt17
Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:55 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: King Kong
Replies: 19
Views: 11289

I think the traffic lights not changing was intentional. A lot of places still had manual operation of traffic lights in the 30s because the technology for automatic ones had only been invented in the 20s. Maybe the lights don't change because the operators ran away when Kong escaped. Then again, ma...
by Alaskamatt17
Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: writing a dolphin sound
Replies: 21
Views: 22608

Thanks for all the tips, everyone! No matter how I tried to describe the sound it ended up seeming too wordy and getting in the way of the more important plot-related events that were occuring on that page, so I just had the dolphin emit a high-pitched whistle instead.
by Alaskamatt17
Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:15 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: writing a dolphin sound
Replies: 21
Views: 22608

writing a dolphin sound

Okay, I'm trying to describe the sound dolphin makes in my book and there just aren't any words that come to mind. I'm trying for that classic "Flipper" sound, but the point-of-view character in this scene wouldn't know what "Flipper" is, so she has to have some other way to describe the sound. Can ...
by Alaskamatt17
Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: Critique and Advice
Topic: Untitled Fantasy Screenplay
Replies: 2
Views: 2777

Thanks for the feedback, Bmat. I think I'd like to leave Cale's character the same, but you're right about the age seeming too high. I might have a tainted view of age since my younger brother and all his friends are around 14 years old and they seem very immature to me. Maybe if I make Cale 11 it w...
by Alaskamatt17
Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:11 am
Forum: Games
Topic: The worst ways to die in a game
Replies: 70
Views: 50099

In Smash Bros. Melee for Gamecube it's funny when you're Roy and you sit there charging up the B attack forever and then somebody just walks right in front of you. They have to know what's coming, because they've seen you sitting there for at least twenty seconds. Also, I like to make fun of the rid...
by Alaskamatt17
Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: King Kong
Replies: 19
Views: 11289

Your points were well-made, Master, but I have a different opinion of the movie. I would love to see it again, probably many times. The first part before they get to the island is a little drawn out, and some of it probably could have been cut, but I personally liked the way Jackson added emotion to...
by Alaskamatt17
Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:47 am
Forum: Critique and Advice
Topic: Untitled Fantasy Screenplay
Replies: 2
Views: 2777

Untitled Fantasy Screenplay

This is the screenplay for a movie I'm going to make with my friends over Christmas Break. I like the characters, but the plot feels weak to me, particularly the ending. I'd like help with whatever anyone can offer help with: dialogue, pacing, and the ending particularly. Thanks, Matt OPENING CREDIT...
by Alaskamatt17
Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:16 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: King Kong
Replies: 19
Views: 11289

Jack Black's character was good, and I didn't mind him in the role too much, but there were occasions where his cheesy comedic acting would show through and it was kind of annoying. He's not as bad as I thought he would be, though. He actually had some moments that were really well-acted.
by Alaskamatt17
Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: King Kong
Replies: 19
Views: 11289

I saw this movie on Tuesday night and it was incredible. It had the third highest production budget of any movie ever made, and it shows. The CGI, while far from flawless, is about the best I've ever seen. The miniatures are equally amazing. Despite some people's worries, the plot and acting were al...