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Latest Flicks / Re: CV Nation: new superhero web series!
« on: October 21, 2012, 09:30:05 am »
The first two episodes are up!  Please:
1) Watch
2) Enjoy
3) Subscribe
4) Comment

New episodes premiere every other Friday.

Follow us on twitter: @cvnationseries and "like" us on Facebook:

Latest Flicks / Re: CV Nation: new superhero web series!
« on: October 04, 2012, 04:58:14 pm »
CV Nation launches tomorrow!

Latest Flicks / Re: CV Nation: new superhero web series!
« on: October 03, 2012, 01:54:58 pm »
Thanks everybody!  We've posted a couple more promo videos.  Check 'em out!

ep 2 promo

ep 3 promo

Please support this series!  If you don't mind, shoot these out to anyone you know that might be interested in something like this!  Much appreciated!

Latest Flicks / CV Nation: new superhero web series!
« on: September 17, 2012, 01:25:04 pm »
What's up folks?  It's been a while, right?  I've been hard at it on this new web series that I believe you'll all enjoy.  It's right up our collective alley!
Here's the trailer!
CV Nation TRAILER #1

Hopefully you'll all LIKE us on Facebook and subscribe to the YouTube channel.  I can't wait to hear your thoughts.

Latest Flicks / CV NATION
« on: June 01, 2012, 02:32:22 pm »
What's up  folks?  Haven't been on here in a long while and here's why:

Please check out my new webseries coming SOON!!

Like us on facebook

Subscribe to the youtube channel

More info to come..

Latest Flicks / Re: Zoe Saldana in "Colombiana"
« on: October 28, 2011, 02:58:06 pm »
You see Hype and Emperor.  This is the kind of stuff I'm talking about.  :D :D
It's like they came up with ideas that were cool and/or badass but didn't bother to make them really work in the script.  And then couldn't or wouldn't let the film really cut loose and go all out with the spectacle.  It seemed to want to mix a gritty, realistic Bourne/Dark Knight style with the lame 80's aesthetic (lone, almost supernaturally gifted hero vs dozens of ineffective villians) that Die Hard should have retired.

Latest Flicks / Re: Zoe Saldana in "Colombiana"
« on: October 18, 2011, 04:48:00 pm »

I think one of the failings of Colombiana was that it didn't have enough cool stuff in it. The action needed to be harder, bigger, and more over the top. They needed to sex up Zoe more. And the bad guys needed to be more violent, more quirky, more memorable. As it stands, it was enjoyable but I thought it could've been much more, more stylized, more kewl.
I agree with you Emperor.  The film may have worked better if it had gone a bit bigger.  The villians were completely forgettable and really posed no true threat.  They felt like the benchwarmers of the cartel.  I feel like the producers wanted to have it both ways.  A big kick ass fantasy action film and a hardcore little revenge movie and ended up not doing either.

Another example of 'cool' sh*t that made no sense was the shark scene. Remember that?

Latest Flicks / Re: Zoe Saldana in "Colombiana"
« on: October 18, 2011, 04:35:57 pm »
I'm sure Ziyi is smaller, but the comparison is contextually irrelevant.  Crouching Tiger was a fantasy film where people could balance on tiny tree branches and practically fly.   ;D. Columbiana is a gritty revenge movie much more grounded in reality.

Latest Flicks / Re: Zoe Saldana in "Colombiana"
« on: October 17, 2011, 09:57:17 pm »
LOL!  Hey, don't get me wrong, Zoe puts on about 10-12 lbs, she can get it.  Right now though, she's all your bro!   :D

All jokes aside, the other thing that bugged me was that I never believed Cliff Curtis was capable of teaching her the stuff she knew. Particularly considering how he ended up.

Latest Flicks / Re: Zoe Saldana in "Colombiana"
« on: October 17, 2011, 09:03:57 pm »
  Agreed about her use of firearms, stealth, and ingenuity.  But, that hearkens back to what I think is laziness on the part of the film makers.  Instead of making her size an issue, they went the typical route of pretending like this 100 lb soaking wet chick is going to just abuse this 180 lb man.  I practice and fully believe in the effectiveness of martial arts, but that's still a pretty big man throwing haymakers at this frail little girl.  One good connection and the party's over.  Had they gone Angela Basset in Strange Days or Linda Hamilton circa Terminator 2, I would've bought it no problem.  They look formidable with a bit of muscle mass to absorb and administer some punishment as opposed to super thin heroin chic.
  I think Zoe is cute, but hardly "fine"...but that's in the eye of the beholder I suppose.  I like women with some curves or if you're gonna be skinny, Imma' need to see some muscle tone.  She's a really good actor though.  Natural line delivery, always got something going on behind her eyes, etc.
  Those men may have been 5ft and under, but were they bone thin as well?  And how many 6ft, 180-200 lb opponents were they fighting?

Latest Flicks / Re: Zoe Saldana in "Colombiana"
« on: October 17, 2011, 07:27:45 pm »
Bruce was 145lbs of MUSCLE.  Zoe's just, well, skinny.  The problem with the skinny action heroine is that I can never believe she'd be able to take any kind of physical punishment.  Just like in Mr and Mrs Smith, all the man would really have to do is charge her and run her into something solid.  Lights out.  :D  That's said, Zoe looked like she picked up the fight choreography pretty well.  If anything, the editing failed her.  The director got some good, wide shots but it looked like he over covered it and felt like he had to use every single angle in the edit room.  The result, IMO was a choppy mess.  Not Nolan/Greengrass bad, but definitely not Wachowski good either.


I was with the film until Cliff Curtis pulls this big ass pistol out of his jacket and inexplicably empties it into a passing car.  FOR NO REASON.  Then he bends down and has this long conversation with the young lead.  He does all this in broad daylight in front of the exclusive school he just bought her way into and a street full of eyewitnesses.  Then they casually stroll away.  WTF?

Overall, I thought it was lazy.  The character's success is too often due to coincidence or everybody else being stupid.  In one scene, she sneaks up to a security camera and just pushes it so it only sees the wall.  Then we cut to the guard not paying attention to the fact that one of his cameras suddenly got readjusted.  He's way too engrossed in his paper.  This would be fine if he later looked up and saw something was amiss, but no.  He NEVER looked up.  There's this thing in the end that's egregious in it's reliance on coincidence.  I get suspension of disbelief, but damn.

Columbiana could have actually been a tight little thriller, but I feel like it was hamstrung by the creators who insisted on putting "cool sh*t" in the film regardless of how much it might violate the film's overall logic.

Like I said, not terrible, but not good either.   

Yeah, it's like, "show it, don't tell it".  You want Panther to be a solo act?  Cool, I'm with it.  But don't keep dropping in all of these other characters that causes BP to have the same conversation over and over again.  And then don't contradict that by shoe-horning Sofija into a sidekick role.  What's up with that anyway?  She's like as less witty Ross with sketchy supernatural abilities.  How do you disarm someone, unload his semi-automatic pistol, reload it with blanks, and then re-arm him without him ever knowing it?  It's comics so there's got to be a strong element of suspension of disbelief, but that was a bit much for me.  I don't mean to dwell on this, but, f*ck it.  It bugged me and Liss only gave us a one issue White Wolf story with an all too neat wrap up.  :D 
When would Sofija have pulled the switch?  Wolf spin kicks ALL the guns out of the hands of ALL the cops in the room (even though they're shown to be placed at different distances from him ;)), and catches one.  I'm assuming its the one Lt. Gordon...I mean Detective Kurtz... was carrying.  He's got the tool to her dome right up until he "shoots" her.  So were the blanks already in place?  If so, why all the rah-rah from her about how dope she's supposed to be?  If not, she must have, like time-displacement powers because Wolf never removed the barrel from her temple.  And then, wouldn't he have noticed the complete lack of bullet holes in her after he fires?

  I'm on the proverbial fence about Liss' Panther. 
  My first issue is that it's way too visually similar to Batman Year One, but not as clean or    fluid.  I know, I know...That's an art thing and not Liss' fault.
  Second, he writes an annoying BP.  If I had to read him say a variant of, "I have to do this ALONE", one more time...   :D  We get it.  You have to test yourself.  Can we move on now?  Liss takes us back to a Chris Priest-like, stiff, almost anti-social Panther, but without the Machiavellian-ish characteristics that made Priest's version slightly more enjoyable. 
  The way he related to Luke Cage had me wishing Cage would just hall off and smack the sh*t out of Panther just once for talking to him so 'sideways'.
  Getting past all of that... multi story arcs for Vlad the impaler and Hate Monger, but a one off for White Wolf?  Really?  ???

Latest Flicks / Re: Luke Cage teaser with unknown actor
« on: July 18, 2011, 10:18:33 pm »
I like this one better than Mustafa's.  Easier to follow and less gimmicky (until that questionable fight scene in the end  :D).  This brother's definitely got the look.  The writing was stilted but he did pull off the "Sweet Christmas" line.  And what's up with the gunplay? 

Latest Flicks / Re: Now Rampage wants to be Luke Cage!!!
« on: July 17, 2011, 10:33:09 pm »
There's the obvious picks of Terry Crews or Michael Jai White.  Or you can go with serious actors like Nate Parker or Anthony Mackie. Just give them six month with a trainer/nutritionist to pack on the muscle.

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