thelongtimelurker
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thelongtimelurker
Jan 9 2020
32

“I wonder if the orange fella has any remorse “

Narrator: He doesn’t.  

Jan 9 2020
3

The Abyss is such an absolutely great film that holds up exceptionally well today. Just be sure to watch the director’s cut.

Jan 9 2020
8

The Abyss had a lot of hype because of its budget and cutting-edge effects, so other studios greenlit their own competing underwater projects for the same year. Studios used to be super into that kind of high-budget competition (see also: Volcano/Dante’s Peak, Armageddon/Deep Impact, Mission to Mars/Red Planet, etc).

Jan 9 2020
9

The special edition Laserdisc and DVD have a feature-length doc about the production, with surprisingly candid interviews about how grueling the process was. It’s arguably even better than the film.

Jan 9 2020
9

From what I read on IMDb, the filming took a heavy toll on the cast, they had physical and emotional breakdown and vowed not to do a sequel.

Jan 9 2020
16

Well at least some one was smart enough to realize if you are going to make and underwater Aliens you should probably at least get James Cameron to direct it.

Jan 9 2020
8

Yeah. 1989 was like the year everybody said “Lets make Aliens, underwater” down to the “rag tag” group of contractors who are just working class.


Jan 9 2020
36

While I like Abyss as a film it’s the behind the scenes stuff that leaves me gobsmacked. Filming underwater scenes, well, underwater is fairly ambitious when you’re doing, oh, Jaws for example. When your movie has an enormous underwater lab, mini-subs and, oh yes, fluid suits that don’t actually exist so leave your Read more

Jan 8 2020
38

Fun fact: Sphere (the book) is much better than Sphere (the movie) thanks to Michael Crichton’s technobabble and the interesting way he presents computer screen text in his books (also present in Jurassic Park). I feel this unique quality is Crichton’s enduring legacy, because I’ve now ready almost all of his sci-fi Read more

Jan 3 2020
90

...why the fuck is Jezebel giving any attention to people like Jeffree Star and Jake Paul? And why the fuck is this the only place that I ever hear about them?

Aug 26 2019
16

Three weeks into the season, the only thing that feels certain about the Premier League this year is that one of either Manchester City or Liverpool will win it. Read more

Aug 26 2019
52

“Hey, I can barely remember the name of the blonde chick I’ve been living with for 15 years, I’m not a robot ok ?”  

Aug 26 2019
60

Can we chalk it up to it being an instance of him deliberately playing down things he doesn’t want to talk about and/or misspeaking in a way that would cause the press to lose their collective shit because he hates the media like my father hates his son?