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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2012, 08:57:52 pm »
I think that's fair.  And probably more valid than my reason, which is essentially "because".

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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2012, 08:59:38 pm »
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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2012, 09:45:51 pm »
Zombie movies suck. Vampire movies also suck. Which is too bad, because zombies and vampires are the only worthwhile fictional monsters.
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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2012, 10:57:00 pm »
Walking dead season 1 - awesome. S2 - i'm half way through it on network teevee, still waiting for something to happen but the character development is cool and teh little girl they were searching for for ages, turning up as the last zombie in the barn was fucking class!

Movies - The romero trilogy (there were only 3 - punch anyone who tells you otherwise) is still the definitive zombie movies. Comedy zombies don't come any better than Pete "LOTR" jackson's Braindead (Dead alive in the US)

Obscure classic is one of the spaghetti zombie movies (pretty sure it was a Fulchi's work) called City of the Living Dead - Couple of exceptional splats in that one, including a guy literally puking his guts up and a bench lathe meets eyeball gag!
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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2012, 11:46:38 pm »
Cain i agree with you. Its irritating sometimes. Well most of the time. The zombie meme grates on my nerves as much as people who say nom nom (insert type of food here) or fail in normal conversation. Zombies arent THAT interesting. Personally i would like someone to revisit voodoo zombies instead of virus zombies.

That said hoops you should review hard rock zombies.
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« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2012, 11:48:18 pm »
Zombies are now what vampires were in the 90s. The only difference is that people dont think theyre zombies.
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« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2012, 12:16:51 am »
i liked season two.  it had plenty of 'holy fuck' moments. 

There were?  Name a couple... I seem to have forgotten them.

I loved the first season, and loathed the second season.  Wife and I stopped watching the last few episodes... it got a to a point where nothing would happen in the entire episode, and then they would toss something at you in the last ten minutes.  No thanks, had enough of that with Lost.  I will give the 3rd season a try, since I hear from fans of the comic there have been hints of great things on the horizon.

As for zombie movie picks, obviously the first Dawn of the Dead, but if you haven't seen a small Canadian movie named Pontypool, it is well worth it.  Elain's psychiatrist boyfriend from Sienfeld is the main character, there is hardly any gore or violence at all, but it wonderful.

Speaking of zombie movies, *cough cough* : http://blip.tv/rexbologna/rex-bologna-reviews-gangs-of-the-dead-6239277  (sorry, couldn't resist)

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Re: Zombies....zombies...
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2012, 12:47:12 am »
Season 1 was good, season 2 dragged the fuck on.  GET OFF THE FARM, ALREADY!

I sorta agree but also since I didn't particularly care for zombies for the sake of OMFG ZOMBIES, it really took me a while to get into the series, because S01 wasn't very fast-paced either and I found myself skipping forward through the "suspense" scenes with only three options: no zombie, zombie kills someone, zombie gets killed--so just tell me which one and we can get on with the story, ok? And I only started caring about near the end of the first season.

My friends said that the comic on which the series is based is in fact much, much better.

My favourite zombie movies are Evil Dead / Army of Darkness and Shawn of the Dead and uhh From Dusk Till Dawn was actually zombie-like vampires, right? Bubba-ho-tep because mummies are also zombies. And Braindead is a classic. And of course the audiences that go to watch the Twilight saga.

I personally think that Zombies by themselves are actually really boring, and the "Zombie Apocalypse Survival" theme has been played out too thin, and it's really all the other things that are not about zombies that make or break a movie / series.

Waitwaitwaitwait I forgot PLANET TERROR (aka the second half of Grindhouse in the US, iirc) that one was fucking awesome. Again, not because of the zombies, because from the movie posters, you wonder if that girl has an AK as a prosthetic leg, how does she pull the trigger?? Which is a fucking stupid question, though the film provides an answer along the lines of BECUASE AWESOME. NOW STFU, HEY LOOK SPLOSIONS!.

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« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2012, 04:04:29 am »
i liked season two.  it had plenty of 'holy fuck' moments. 

There were?  Name a couple... I seem to have forgotten them.

I loved the first season, and loathed the second season.  Wife and I stopped watching the last few episodes... it got a to a point where nothing would happen in the entire episode, and then they would toss something at you in the last ten minutes.  No thanks, had enough of that with Lost.  I will give the 3rd season a try, since I hear from fans of the comic there have been hints of great things on the horizon.

As for zombie movie picks, obviously the first Dawn of the Dead, but if you haven't seen a small Canadian movie named Pontypool, it is well worth it.  Elain's psychiatrist boyfriend from Sienfeld is the main character, there is hardly any gore or violence at all, but it wonderful.

Speaking of zombie movies, *cough cough* : http://blip.tv/rexbologna/rex-bologna-reviews-gangs-of-the-dead-6239277  (sorry, couldn't resist)

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Re: Zombies....zombies...
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2012, 04:46:46 pm »
Zombie movies suck. Vampire movies also suck. Which is too bad, because zombies and vampires are the only worthwhile fictional monsters.

Lovecraftian horrors are good fictional monsters.

Hard to get in a movie without causing half the audience committing suicide, however.

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« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2012, 04:48:18 pm »
Zombies are now what vampires were in the 90s. The only difference is that people dont think theyre zombies.

No, they go on Zombie Walks.

That said, you're right, vampire cultists are way more annoying.

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« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2012, 06:58:35 pm »
All the PC cats seem to be obsessed with Day Z, an open world survival game, and once again it's proof that humans are bad people.

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« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2012, 07:31:07 pm »


GENERALLY

          the zombie stuff doesn't really draw my attention. i really, really enjoyed the movie 'cemetery man' and i lol at all the day/ dawn of the dead stuff. at least here where i live, you can't turn a fucking corner without zombie this zombie that ads and comics and theme parties, it just gets silly. the zombies vs. robots vs. amazons series by IDW is funny. however, my daughter began grabbing trade paper backs of the walking dead and reading the whole series eventually, and i knew it was just a matter of time til she wanted to see the show. i kinda protested the interest from the get go, but one's only daughter has a way of getting what she wants.

SO I WATCHED

          season one and thought it was pretty great. lots of tense moments, pulled off the horror element well. there was also quite a bit which was highly improbable (aside from the zombies). but what does one expect from a tv show, really? it's going to eventually get ridiculous and have so many inconsistencies you'll be throwing your beer at the screen. season one diverged from the original comic story so much that i'm not certain what to expect from the tv version.
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« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2012, 09:28:36 pm »
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« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2012, 03:51:43 pm »
Stubbs is AWESOME you can actually use your head as an explosive bowling ball and you fight Candy Stripers.
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