Burt Gummer’s Rec Room- April 2010 Archive

A gathering place for firearms enthusiasts, paranoid survivalists and those who worship at the Church of Chang.

2,185 responses to “Burt Gummer’s Rec Room- April 2010 Archive”

  1. Jarv says :

    Tomorrow’s review is going to be “Blood: The Last Vampire”

    because lovefilm sent it randomly. It may be good.

    It probably won’t.

  2. M. Blitz says :

    Hey Jarv! Tell your crazy peeps to lay off the gingers!


    Because there’s no reason that gingers should be stabbed in the back and run from their homes without also being Texans named Harry. So insane!

    • Jarv says :


      What the fuck happened to the stiff upper lip? They should deal with it.

      Ginger bastards.

      • lordbronco says :

        Hee hee-I was trowelling piffle onto the intertubes the other day, and i posited a future wherein Ginger-heads should be placed in concentration camps.

        Exactly one day later this attention whore/music artist MIA releases a video apparently depicting just that!

        The moxie! The failure for an attribution.

        I am appalled-especially because i have not seen nor can i know see aforementioned repulsive video. YouTube yanked the video…

        It has been a rough week for Mr. Bronco, it has…

  3. koutchboom says :

    Hahahah I finally know what Droid does on the weekends.

  4. Droid says :

    Splice review is up. Its a bit spoilerish, so be warned.

  5. Stuntcock Mike says :

    Koutch, this makes up for the weak-ass Double Down calorie count:

  6. Droid says :


    No one else cares, but fucking hell. We’re in the Europa league final. Fucking unbelievable!!!

  7. ThereWolf says :

    Fulham. “Fucking unbelievable!!!”

    It’s a fucking MIRACLE, mate!

  8. M. Blitz says :

    Since I watched it again, I want to re-recommend the Holy Modal Rounders doc Bound to Lose to any and all who like music. They are a band I can consistently blast and nobody fucking complains about it sooooo……give ’em a try! Instant happiness!

    They are sadly more-or-less forgotten despite being gloriously unhinged and joyful, and, unlike their brothers-in-arms The Fugs, they transcend the goddamn 60’s. THough, aside from the Easy Rider s/t they’re probably best remembered for this, which some of the elder statesmen here may recall from their 70’s youths……

    • Barfy says :

      This was a standard if you listened to Dr Demento on Sunday nights like me when I was a kid but never knew anything about the band that recorded it. A doc you say oh queen of docs? I’ll track it down. Thanks Blitz.

  9. M. Blitz says :

    Oh yeah. And anybody who hasn’t seen The Petrified Forest, watch it immediately, I don’t see how you could possibly regret it….

    I’ve come to the conclusion that, should I ever get bored enough to make a baby, disliking that movie might be a “deal-breaker” since I hear we’re all supposed to have a list of petty “deal-breakers” or some such, aside from the standard, more rational “deal-breakers.” The Petrified Forest, I think, is one of mine….

    • herr milflover says :

      your deal breaker is something nobody’s ever heard of?

      • M. Blitz says :

        Oh it is sooooo good. Bogart (who is friggin’ hot in it, by the way) plays an outlaw who takes a desert cafe hostage. Leslie Howard is a writer/drifter who gets caught up but doesn’t really care if he lives or dies. Bette Davis is the cafe worker who just wants out of the desert and falls for the drifter. Charles Grapewin is the grandfather who tells old stories, is enamored with myth and so is just stoked to have an outlaw around.

        But that superficial description in no way does justice to the movie. And it’s way ‘ahead of its time’ for a movie made in 1936….Love it so much.

      • Continentalop says :

        Hey, I’ve heard of the Petrified Forest.

        Bogart got the job thanks to co-star from the play version, Leslie Howard. Bogie was so grateful he named his daughter Leslie after Mr. Howard tragically died at the start of WWII.

  10. ThereWolf says :

    Saw ‘Xtro 3: Watch The Skies’ this evening.

    Jesus wept. Openly.

    I’m demoralised now.

    • Jarv says :

      I’ve always wanted to see the Xtro films and never got round to it.

      • ThereWolf says :

        The first one has some merit, marred by unpleasantness.

        Xtro 2 wants to be ‘Aliens’. It’s not. It’s very poor.

        Number 3 is indescribably putrid. I wanted to gouge my own eyes out after 20 minutes.

        I might review this trilogy. If I do it won’t be pretty.

      • Jarv says :

        Go for it. So they’re all shit then?

      • ThereWolf says :

        2 & 3 are shite.

        1 isn’t very good, but I’ve got a grudging admiration for it.

    • herr milflover says :

      I had no idea there were 3 of those. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the first one years ago, I dont recall liking it but dont really remember any of it.

  11. Jarv says :

    Much to my amazement I quite enjoyed Blood: The Last Vampire, then had exactly the same reaction to Avatar that I had in the cinema: first 2/3 are garbage, but really enjoyed the last end and didn’t care about what had come prior.

    To be honest, it will be a long time before I give that another spin, as I reckon next time out I’m not going to like it if I haven’t got at least 6 months’ grace.

  12. M. Blitz says :

    Wolf, man…..Galaxy Of Terror, Forbidden World, Inseminoid and now Xtro? Is everything alright? I am starting to become concerned for your well-being…

    • ThereWolf says :

      I’ve suddenly realised I’ve set meself up to do 6 reviews…

      Not to mention, I threatened to do all the Star Trek films the other night…

      So, clearly no, everything’s not all right!

  13. Jarv says :

    It’s just occurred to me that that lazy convict git has today off.


  14. Jarv says :

    I’m pig sick of this place. I’m a highly trained, hugely experienced marketing whore and I’m wasting my life banging out substandard web copy- while being buried under the most ridiculous level of admin ever.

    Need new job.

    • just pillow talk says :

      Say wha? It sounds like your life is complete and full of meaning with your job.

      I think you should give it at least another six months. You owe it to them.


      You can declare pencil jihad on the lot of them and then move on to a new job.

    • koutchboom says :

      I hear you man. My problem is that I can’t find any fucking thing. Like what the fuck did people do before Monster and Career builder?

      The most annoying thing now is that to apply to any fucking job you need to fucking fill out that same god damn thing OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. You can’t just send in your resume any more. Its fucking annoying.

      • Jarv says :

        I hate those fucking forms.

        The current industry I work in, though, Monster etc are completely useless, and I have to plough through TES and The Guardian jobs pages. It’s painful.

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah I hate them to, I just don’t know where else to go to look for jobs. The news paper seems to be my only other choice. Everything else is just littered with spam and work at home nonsense.

  15. just pillow talk says :

    Since Blitz mentioned an old movie that was enjoyable…

    12’o clock high with Gregory Peck, which somehow I’ve never seen, was really quite excellent. Mrs. Pillow had to watch it for her leadership class, and even she thought it was quite good for a “war” movie.

    I think I’ll be watching Brotherhood of the Wolf tonight.

  16. ThereWolf says :

    I’ve got Mutant Chronicles & Splinter lined up for this weekend.

    Should I be excited or what?

  17. Jarv says :

    Lazy fucking convict sitting on his ass doing nothing while I’m uploading stuff, writing stuff and fixing databases.

    Fucking bastarding lazy cunting fucking Aussie cunt.

    I want to be not at work.

  18. koutchboom says :

    You guys care about the Nightmare on Elm Street remake?

    Well I read a spoiler and it pretty much stoped me from seeing it, highligh below if you care:

    turns out Freddy is innocent of the initial crime? Seriously, fucking lame. Make him a killer damnit. Whats it now then? Just some revenge film?
    • Jarv says :

      That’s me out. Bart said that the other day, and that’s a shit idea.

    • Bartleby says :

      Koutch, your spoiler is wrong.

    • Bartleby says :

      Rather I should say, they dabble with it, but that isn’t actually the truth.

      • Jarv says :

        It does sound a bit of a daft idea to be honest.

      • Bartleby says :

        more daft than doing that, is not commiting. Like…ok, thats how it is, and then have a ‘just kidding moment’. I actually thought if they committed wholly to that idea, they could have had an interesting and different movie on their hands. He’s a different kind of Freddy anyway, and that motivation would have suited him better. Instead, they pull out at the last second.

  19. koutchboom says :

    So finished Ghost in the Darkness last night it was ok. Soild movie, but Michael Douglas was sort of wasted and had a very very weak death. I was surprised to find out that be was the executive producer on it. Thought he would’ve made his part a little more memorable.

    • koutchboom says :

      Hahahah that movie won an Oscar and Val Kilmer was nominated for a Razzie. God I fucking hate the Razzies SOO FUCKING useless and unfunny. They could be great, but they are run by people who don’t fucking watch movies.

  20. koutchboom says :

    Hmmm listening to John McTiernan’s commentary on Predator is made it seem like the movie was a flop. So I was thinking that it had some giant budget. But it only cost $15 million, which is decent back then but nothing super huge. And it made $98 million world wide. Thats a good take.

  21. Jarv says :

    What’s your next rectification Koutch?

    That take for Predator, by the way is about $20m sheer profit. What’s he whinging about?

    • koutchboom says :

      Ohh nothing. I just thought it was some flop thats all.

      • koutchboom says :

        And I’m thinking of doing Duck Soup. Just haven’t been able to stay up and watch movies. Travelled all last weekend and didn’t get to catch up on sleep like I normally do on weekends. So I’ve been nackered all week. I’ve got my three net flicks at home still. Ninja Assassin/District B-13 2/Bigger Than Life (yes I got it from Ginger towns dvd colum, I still find that thing useful).

      • Jarv says :

        That’s a cracker.

  22. Jarv says :

    Skippy, have you worked out what you’re doing tomorrow regarding Centurion?

  23. Bartleby says :

    and yes, for all wondering…skipping Nightmare on Elm St. is exactly the right call.

  24. just pillow talk says :

    I had zero interest in seeing the Elm street remake to begin with.

    I think this weekend I’ll try and watch Avatar in the comfort of my home. I’ll probably also watch Blindside because Mrs. Pillow really wants to see it. I’m sort of blah towards it.

  25. Droid says :

    Iron Man 2 review is up.

    My internet is playing funnybuggers. Can someone tell me if the pics are showing?

  26. Jarv says :

    Fucking Gorillaz are playing in the Roundhouse tonight, and I forgot to get tickets. I could go and scalp some, but I’m not that keen.

  27. Droid says :

    Weird search of the day!

    “jailbait egyptian fucking”

    How the fuck did that end up here?

    and this one’s for the MIA monkey

    “species the awakening boobs”

  28. ThereWolf says :

    Mutant Chronicles…

    Well, I got into it for the first half. Then, just about when Thomas Jane went off to rescue Pertwee (pointlessly, as it turned out), my attention began to drift. I just thought it was slackly written at times. Jane mutating was a pretty good idea.

    Jarv’s right about the colour tone – hueless, even in blu-ray.

    The ending: was that meant to be blackly humorous?

  29. Droid says :

    Okay, this looks ridiculous, but oddly compelling.

    Doc Brown FTW!!!

  30. M. Blitz says :

    HAPPY MAY DAY!!!!!!!!!

  31. Jarv says :

    2033 review coming tomorrow.

    in under 20 wordes

  32. Tom_Bando says :

    A fine pickup for a buck–the Cincinnati Kid w/ Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret, Edward G Robinson and Karl Malden. All of’em are good, but you know who rules in this one? Edward G. No joke. If you’ve never seen it, do check it out a good good film.

    • Continentalop says :

      Edward G. Robinson always rules Tom. But I want Chris Nolan to resurrect him from Cincinnati Kid and have him be the Penguin in the next Batman film.

  33. Jarv says :

    Fucking Wednesday have been relegated. I think. Fucking useless cunts.

  34. Droid says :

    We going to archive this?

    RE: Previous months. Maybe we could create a page with the links on it, then link to that page here.

    • Jarv says :

      I was just going to make a child page called Archive and then put all the other months on it rather than being on the main Rec Room Page.

      I’ll archive it this afternoon.

  35. Droid says :

    Just watched Legion which was all a bit meh. And fucking hell, Koutch would love it because most of the film is so dark that you can barely make out who’s in it.

    • Droid says :

      And Supernatural just shits all over the whole representation of angels. I realise it’s a whole different thing, but Gabriel in SN is awesome and in this he’s some massive lunkhead. Makes me long for some Casa Erotica.

    • herr milflover says :

      Told ya.

    • koutchboom says :


      Damn I was hoping for that film just to be some silly fun. FUCK this no lighting trend.

      Oh yeah get this over here all released on the same day on dvd in like two weeks: Edge of Darkness, Daybreakers, Legion. Can’t believe that really.

      • Droid says :

        I want to see EoD. I like me some Mad Mel.

      • Droid says :

        And Legion isn’t terrible. It’s just meh and it doesn’t help that it looks like it was shot during a power failure.

      • koutchboom says :

        Yeah I wish I saw EoD and Book of Eli in theaters.

      • Droid says :

        BoE is really good. It comes out on dvd soon.

      • koutchboom says :

        Actually Book of Eli doesn’t have an American DVD release yet.

        I hope they aren’t saving it for Christmas like its some Christmas movie?

      • Droid says :

        May 31st here.

      • koutchboom says :

        Well fuck you PAL and weird pronged electrical outlets.

      • herr milflover says :

        Eli is awesome.

        Didnt get into EoD, worth a watch on dvd, it’s a fine thriller but there’s nothing big screen worthy about it.

        As for Legion looking ‘like it was shot during a power failure’, it’s actually part of the story that the diner has no power for a while so it’s fitting.

      • Droid says :

        While that may be true, its still no reason to shoot your movie so that you can’t see the actors.

  36. Droid says :

    Spurs vs the old foe Suns in the semis.

    C’mon San Antonio!

  37. ThereWolf says :

    Watched Splinter. Cool movie, good cast & a fucked up creature.

    I did start to get irritated by the juddering camerawork every time they shot the creature – other than that, solid.

    It’s a relief, cos I’ve seen a lot of fair-to-piddling stuff recently.

  38. Tom_Bando says :

    Just saw Clash of the Titans there. The remake, mind, not the Bubo version. It was okay, good F/X, like watching a video game though, you know? hard to remember any of the side characters or care about’em. Four or five get nailed by Medusa but it’s a ‘whatever’ response. You have as much sympathy for all those anonymous bad robots in TF Too there from last summer.

    And that Kraken there-should have come up outta the water Earlier, nuked a city or two, disappeared, etc. so we’d get to Anticipate the big fight at the end there. But maybe they don’t like that kinda idea in Hollywood now….

  39. just pillow talk says :

    While I didn’t get to watch much this weekend, at least I watched Brotherhood of the Wolf.

    I do like that Vincent Cassel fella.

    And Monica, the marriage offer continues to stand…

  40. koutchboom says :

    Even more bad ass!

  41. Jarv says :

    Fucking love bank holidays.

  42. Chipps says :

    spider man catches crook aided by jedi knights and the flash. http://tinyurl.com/24yy39c

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