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(Short List)   Omar comin' yo... To the Robocop reboot   (shortlist.com) divider line 36
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2012-08-07 08:39:14 AM  
Uh huh. Still not keen on watching another pointless remake of a Verhoeven classic.
 
2012-08-07 08:42:33 AM  
Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.
 
2012-08-07 08:47:48 AM  
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There you go Quaid. Givin' a fark when it ain't your turn to give a fark
 
2012-08-07 08:53:59 AM  
i think it would better if Omar were robocop. A foul mouthed negro cyborg with a thirst for killing dope dealers and a penchant for light skinned male appliances.
 
2012-08-07 09:02:01 AM  
I'd love to see him as the new Clarence Boddicker.
 
2012-08-07 09:21:15 AM  
When you take a shot at the Robocop you best not miss.
 
2012-08-07 09:43:18 AM  
So he's Anne Lewis?
 
2012-08-07 09:50:24 AM  
BIATCHES, HIDE THE STASH!
 
2012-08-07 10:29:09 AM  
........THEN LEAVE!
 
2012-08-07 10:37:39 AM  
Walter White is fine and all and I enjoy Breaking Bad, but Omar Little and Stringer Bell are two of the best television characters ever.
 
2012-08-07 10:46:23 AM  
A mans got to have a source code
 
2012-08-07 10:57:07 AM  
There seems to be a conspiracy in Hollywood to make me go see this film, regardless of how stupid I think this remake is.

If they'd cast Michael Williams as the lead in "Total Recall" instead of Annoying Douchebag, I would have gone to see that, too.
 
2012-08-07 11:03:35 AM  
if omar little was a draw the wire woulve had more than 10 viewers
 
2012-08-07 11:12:23 AM  
Damnit, now I have to see this stupid remake.
 
2012-08-07 11:18:16 AM  

tooeasy: if omar little was a draw the wire woulve had more than 10 viewers


2/10
 
2012-08-07 11:48:51 AM  
Torn. On one hand the original was perfect for it's tone, time and place. On the otherhand, I would love to see what Jose Padilha's vision is, particularly when his vision involves Gary Oldham. Elite Squad was the best action/thriller movie I've seen in years. Vastly superior than the comic book hero crap Hollywood has been pumping out the last decade.
 
2012-08-07 11:49:08 AM  
Omar Epps?

Omar Gooding?

Omar Blackman?!?

/I will be stunned if anyone gets that last one.
 
2012-08-07 11:55:37 AM  
Because if there's one thing this world needs, it's another franchise reboot.
 
2012-08-07 11:58:23 AM  
He needs to say "O-C-P" like he said "Oh indeed."
 
2012-08-07 12:06:40 PM  

IntertubeUser: Walter White is fine and all and I enjoy Breaking Bad, but Omar Little and Stringer Bell are two of the best television characters ever.


There was a scene he did in Boardwalk Empire, (where he plays a black gangster) where he was locked up with a very large agressive guy who was trying to physically dominate him and establish himself the alpha male of the lock-up. He was absolutely brillaint in displaying to the man what REAL power actually was (when the man challenger him to a fist-fight, "Omar" quietly reminded the other men in the lock-up of favors he'd done for them, and they beat the crap out of the loudmouth, while "omar" never moved)
 
2012-08-07 12:15:26 PM  
I can't forgive them for the new ED 209 design...It's just so...generic anime. :(
 
2012-08-07 12:17:54 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: [img2-2.timeinc.net image 320x240]

There you go Quaid. Givin' a fark when it ain't your turn to give a fark


The wifey and I have been rewatching the entire series of The Wire this summer. I had forgotten how much comic relief was in the show, particularly some of Bunk's one liners.

"I'm just a humble mutha-farker with a bigass d1ck".
 
2012-08-07 12:38:54 PM  
"Renaldo, the next time you consume the last of the Honey Nut Cherrios, holla yo on it, otherwise there will be.......... trouble."
 
2012-08-07 12:49:20 PM  
I'll buy that for a dollar.

/ But not a penny more.
 
2012-08-07 12:50:45 PM  
Just started watching The Wire last week. Already on Season 2.
/mcnutty
 
2012-08-07 01:29:55 PM  

Magorn: IntertubeUser: Walter White is fine and all and I enjoy Breaking Bad, but Omar Little and Stringer Bell are two of the best television characters ever.

There was a scene he did in Boardwalk Empire, (where he plays a black gangster) where he was locked up with a very large agressive guy who was trying to physically dominate him and establish himself the alpha male of the lock-up. He was absolutely brillaint in displaying to the man what REAL power actually was (when the man challenger him to a fist-fight, "Omar" quietly reminded the other men in the lock-up of favors he'd done for them, and they beat the crap out of the loudmouth, while "omar" never moved)


MILD SPOILER

Stringer Bell's death scene is one of the best things aired on television, ever.
 
2012-08-07 02:22:06 PM  

InmanRoshi: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: [img2-2.timeinc.net image 320x240]

There you go Quaid. Givin' a fark when it ain't your turn to give a fark

The wifey and I have been rewatching the entire series of The Wire this summer. I had forgotten how much comic relief was in the show, particularly some of Bunk's one liners.

"I'm just a humble mutha-farker with a bigass d1ck".


The scenes when Bunk and Mcnulty are drunk are classic. Always ended by the tracks taking a leak.

The random mumblings of Bunk that you can barely understand that always end "....muthafarka"
 
2012-08-07 02:34:07 PM  

InmanRoshi: Torn. On one hand the original was perfect for it's tone, time and place. On the otherhand, I would love to see what Jose Padilha's vision is, particularly when his vision involves Gary Oldham. Elite Squad was the best action/thriller movie I've seen in years. Vastly superior than the comic book hero crap Hollywood has been pumping out the last decade.


Seriously? I enjoyed the tone of the Elite Squad movies, but otherwise I felt the plots were under-baked. I guess because it's foreign it feels more realistic and gritty, like City of God.
 
2012-08-07 02:47:13 PM  

The Banana Thug: Seriously? I enjoyed the tone of the Elite Squad movies, but otherwise I felt the plots were under-baked. I guess because it's foreign it feels more realistic and gritty, like City of God.


The plots were pretty well formed out to me. If anything adding the vocal narrative track was a little superfluous and on the nose. I guess because it's foreign they weren't accustomed to having to spell things out for American audiences where our pathos is so dumbed down we have to have our "good guys" in brightly colored spandex fighting "bad guys" in grease paint and clown makeup.
 
2012-08-07 03:22:42 PM  
Why are they even trying? Other than modernizing it and adding more CGI, what can you do with this movie? Suck out most of the fun and make it PG-13? Yay.
 
2012-08-07 04:00:23 PM  

theflatline: i think it would better if Omar were robocop. A foul mouthed negro cyborg with a thirst for killing dope dealers and a penchant for light skinned male appliances.


Actually, Omar was the only one who was not foul-mouthed.

Everyone else cursed like a sailor
 
2012-08-07 04:48:35 PM  

browntimmy: Why are they even trying? Other than modernizing it and adding more CGI, what can you do with this movie? Suck out most of the fun and make it PG-13? Yay.


$$$
 
2012-08-07 05:19:50 PM  

browntimmy: Why are they even trying? Other than modernizing it and adding more CGI, what can you do with this movie? Suck out most of the fun and make it PG-13? Yay.


I think they can add more commentary as to the politicizing and propaganda of modern journalism media culture. In the original they made nods to the direction of silly inanity the news media was heading towards, but they didn't forsee the outright nationalistic propaganda that we've experienced in the run up to the Iraq War ("I'll bomb that for a dollar"). I think they also explore more into what it's like to be a being wholly owned by a corporation.
 
2012-08-07 10:17:10 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: tooeasy: if omar little was a draw the wire woulve had more than 10 viewers

2/10


oh, that's right, he did wonders for community's ratings
 
2012-08-07 10:19:37 PM  

maliklockett: theflatline: i think it would better if Omar were robocop. A foul mouthed negro cyborg with a thirst for killing dope dealers and a penchant for light skinned male appliances.

Actually, Omar was the only one who was not foul-mouthed.

Everyone else cursed like a sailor


Brother Mouzone had a clean tongue as well.
 
2012-08-08 10:04:37 PM  
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