View Full Version : Mile High Mania called it on the nose
Give it up for MHM, folks. He astutely predicted that BroncoFan was not OUT OF HERE, despite the anguished, tear-stained goodbye with which BF favored us. :(
props to the prognosticator.<BR>
For those who missed the reappearance of the guy who was OUT OF HERE…
hoping MHM will dish out the PowerBall numbers.<BR>
[This message has been edited by Gaz (edited 12-14-2000).]
12-14-2000, 08:27 AM
Gaz: Yes, MHM did predict it. I think, also, that BF has learned his lessson. Most of the crow he ate after the last meeting was direct result of the posts he made the week before the game. -- The 'Broncos 2x better than KC even with Jarious Jackson' quote comes to mind.
I do fully expect to see BF arfing all over himself on Monday if KC loses to Denver.
12-14-2000, 08:32 AM
Uh - Gaz - BroncoFan posted that months ago. Joe just went deep into the archives to retrieve it.....
12-14-2000, 09:12 AM
we've been had...our chain's been yanked.
Mile High Mania
12-14-2000, 09:47 AM
Dangit... well, thanks for the props. He'll be back if Denver wins on Sunday. I guarandamntee it!<P>
Bamboozled by a Seahawk fan.
hooked, lined and sunk.<BR>
12-14-2000, 03:43 PM
Gotcha Gaz.. ;)
Hey, BTW I finally saw MI2. I didn't see it in the theatre, but I did see it on dvd dolby digital, very cool movie
You are right John Woo rules!<BR>
Check out his Hong Kong action movies, particularly "The Killer"and "Hard Boiled."
12-15-2000, 09:22 AM
Gaz - have you seen 'Once a Thief' [a comedy of sorts] or 'A Bullet in the Head' [nicknamed 'The Deerhunter East' about the Vietnam war]? I've loved 'The Killer' and 'Hard Boiled' for a while now [DVD makes it even better], but have heard that these two are even better [more well developed story/emotion].
"Once a Thief" is okay, but does not have the elaborately choreographed action sequences of "The Killer" or "Hard Boiled." It is lighter fare. The love triangle is weird and could be a cultural thing. Although I did not hate this movie, it did not have enough of the Woo imprint for my taste.
"A Bullet in the Head" is a Vietnam-era story, but not about combat. It is quite intense and occasionally disturbing, but it runs afoul of the same type of problem as "Once a Thief" where I am concerned.
Let me present this caveat to my opinion: I watch a Woo movie for butt-kicking action, coats flowing in slow motion, stylish fight sequences and cool, cool heroes. Van Damme lacked the screen presence to carry it off in "Hard Target." I did not care all that much for Slater in "Broken Arrow," but Travolta was a great villain and took up the slack. "Face/Off" and "MI:2" were vintage Woo, with seriously upgraded production values. "The Killer" and "Hard Boiled" lack the production values, but lose none of the energy and they have ultra-cool Chow Yun Fat in the lead.
BTW, Woo fans should check out "The Replacement Killers." It is directed by a Woo protégé [Antoine Fuqua], but it has all the Woo trademarks and Mr. Cool in the lead role. Throw in Mira Sorvino in a nifty role and you have a great action flick, worthy of the Woo-man himself.
enjoys mindless fluff now and again.<BR>
12-15-2000, 09:52 AM
I've been meaning to tell you about a chick-flick-esque movie (for Mrs. Gaz' sake) that even a dude can bear to watch. It was not a major hit and I can't figure out why. Has a LOT of current stars that filmed it prior them being well known. Sandra Bullock, River Phoenix, Dermot Mulroney, and a couple more.
"The Thing Called Love" or "That Thing called Love"
It has a nashville flair (it's actually set there) but I actually adore that movie. I knew a dude that takes bubble baths and drinks tequilla rose would enjoy it. http://www.chiefsplanet.com/ubb/smile.gif
I remember when that movie was released, but I didn't see it [probably some mindless violence flick was playing]. I'll check it out.
On the subject of "chick flicks," there is a Costner movie [and I do not like Costner] called "For Love of the Game" that has enough emotional conflict for the ladies and enough baseball for the dudes. It is a relationship movie about baseball or a baseball movie about relationships, depending on that pesky Y chromosome.
Anyone looking for a "chick flick" that does not suck or drown you in estrogen should give it a look.
helping out the testosterone crowd.<BR>
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