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  • Skyowl
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    As I mentioned earlier, I love disaster movies, especially the end of the world ones. Just watched the trailer from the link you posted. Looks like it could be a winner in the end of the world list.

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  • Bayou Blaster
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    Originally posted by C141-B LOAD View Post
    new movie due out soon , 2012. just saw the previews at the new transformers flick. looks to be a pretty good flick. not sure as to when it will come out.
    Looks like it will be in theaters November 13 2009.

    http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/2012/

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  • hammer502
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    i think i remember damnation alley(mid 70's starring jan michael vincent?).i liked it when i saw it,probably looks way outdated now.also i am legend was an awesome movie!!!!!!!!!!! on another group,i loved death race!!!great movie and realy thought the porsche was cool(got a 924s and was thinking of starting out with flat black paint and working my way up from there).

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  • Skyowl
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    Being a fan of End of the World movies, here is my list in no particular order...

    Omega Man (seen it two or three times. I think I am Legend is a remake of the theme from this one.)
    Soylent Green (own the DVD)
    Postman (probably more realistic about what happens after the collapse is essentially over, someone will take charge and a large group will form to do whatever they want at the expense of others. Rancher might have filled this slot with everyone cheering when he is defeated.)
    Waterworld (great concept but they forget that ice yields less water volume when melted. Ice is water expanded into crystaline form with air between the molecules, hence it floats. I don't think there is enough ice on the planet to cover it to a depth of several hundred feet if it all melted)
    Mad Max (all of them)
    Last edited by Skyowl; 06-26-2009, 10:18 AM.

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  • C141-B LOAD
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    New PAW/SHTF Movie

    new movie due out soon , 2012. just saw the previews at the new transformers flick. looks to be a pretty good flick. not sure as to when it will come out.

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Soylent Green
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    Directed by Richard Fleischer
    Produced by Walter Seltzer
    Written by Harry Harrison (novel)
    Stanley R. Greenberg (screenplay)
    Starring Charlton Heston
    Leigh Taylor-Young
    Edward G. Robinson
    Cinematography Richard H. Kline, ASC
    Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    Release date(s) May 9, 1973
    Running time 97 min
    Language English

    Soylent Green is a 1973 dystopian science fiction movie depicting a future in which overpopulation leads to depleted resources on Earth. This leads to widespread unemployment and poverty. Real fruit, vegetables, and meat are rare, commodities are expensive, and much of the population survives on processed food rations, including "soylent green" wafers.

    The film overlays the science fiction and police procedural genres as it depicts the efforts of New York City police detective Robert Thorn (Charlton Heston) and elderly police researcher Sol Roth (Edward G. Robinson) to investigate the brutal murder of a wealthy businessman named William R. Simonson (Joseph Cotten). Thorn and Roth uncover clues which suggest that it is more than simply a bungled burglary.

    The film, which is loosely based upon the 1966 science fiction novel Make Room! Make Room!, by Harry Harrison, won the Nebula Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film in 1973.

    Set in the year 2022, Soylent Green depicts a dystopian future in which the population has grown to forty million in New York City alone. Most housing is dilapidated and overcrowded, and the impoverished homeless fill the streets and line the fire escapes and stairways of buildings. Food as we know it today–including fruit, vegetables, and meat–is a rare and expensive commodity. Half of the world's population survives on processed rations produced by the massive Soylent Corporation (from soy(bean) + lent(il)), including Soylent Red and Soylent Yellow, which are advertised as "high-energy vegetable concentrates". The newest product is Soylent Green - a small green wafer which is advertised as being produced from "high-energy plankton". It is much more nutritious and palatable than the red and yellow varieties, but it is -- like most other food -- in short supply, which often leads to riots.


    Processed "Soylent Green" ration wafersRobert Thorn (Charlton Heston) is a New York City police detective who lives in a dilapidated, cramped one-room apartment with his aged partner Sol Roth (Edward G. Robinson). Roth is a former professor who searches through the now-disordered remnants of written records and books to help Thorn's investigations. Roth and his like are known as "books". He tells Thorn about the times before the ecological disaster and population crisis, when real food was plentiful, although Thorn is generally not interested in the "stories".

    Thorn is assigned to investigate the murder of William R. Simonson (Joseph Cotten). When he goes to the crime scene, he finds Simonson lying in a pool of blood from being struck multiple times in the back of the head. Instead of looking for clues, the poorly-paid detective helps himself to some of the wealthy man's food, liquor, soap, and books. He also questions Shirl (Leigh Taylor-Young), an attractive 24-year old prostitute (euphemistically known as "furniture") who comes with the luxury apartment, and Simonson's bodyguard, Tab Fielding (Chuck Connors), who claims that he was told to escort Shirl on a shopping trip when the attack took place.

    Returning to his apartment, he gives Sol two large books he took from Simonson's apartment, the two-volume Soylent Oceanographic Survey Report, 2015 to 2019. Thorn returns to work and talks to the Chief of Detectives, telling him that he suspects it may have been an assassination, since nothing was stolen from the apartment and the murder seemed professional. He finds it odd that the luxury apartment's sophisticated alarm and monitoring electronics happened to be inoperative on the night of the murder, and his bodyguard just happened to be out of the apartment at the time.

    After Thorn questions Fielding's live-in "furniture", he realizes she was eating from a "$150 a jar" container of strawberry jam, which is an out-of-place luxury for the prostitute of a bodyguard. He returns to his own apartment to eat a meal of the purloined food, where Sol tells him that Simonson was a member of the board of directors of the Soylent Corporation, one of the most powerful corporations in the world. Thorn then returns to question Shirl, who tells him that Simonson had become deeply troubled in the days before his death, even taking her to church. Thorn later attempts to question the priest about Simonson's confession, but the priest is almost catatonic with exhaustion and does not reveal anything. Fielding later murders the priest to ensure he never talks. After Thorn begins to uncover evidence on why Simonson was murdered, New York Governor Santini (Whit Bissell) instructs Thorn's superior officer, Lieutenant Hatcher (Brock Peters), to close the investigation. However, Thorn refuses, and continues his investigation into the murder. Later, when Thorn is on riot duty during the distribution of rations, Simonson's murderer fires several shots at Thorn, wounding him, but Thorn is able to push his attacker under a riot control vehicle, a "scoop".

    In the meantime, Roth goes over oceanographic reports that Thorn took from Simonson's apartment with other intellectuals at the "supreme exchange," a library of old books. The other books convince Roth of a "horrible" truth, which despite reading it for himself finds it almost impossible to believe. The "books" intend to use the overwhelming evidence against the Soylent Corporation and to prove what Soylent are doing before taking it to the Council of Nations. Unable to live with what he has uncovered, Roth opts for euthanasia (euphemistically known as "going home") at a government clinic. There, he is taken to a comfortable bed, is given a poison-laced beverage, and is shown panoramic views of an unspoiled pristine Earth as he dies. As Roth is viewing this, Thorn (who has since read a note from Roth that he is "going home") forces the staff to allow him to see and talk to Roth. He thus sees the earth as it once was for the first time. Overwhelmed at seeing what is for him such wondrous natural beauty, he is moved to tears. During Roth's final moments, he begs Thorn to prove the horrible truth about "Simonson... Soylent."

    After Roth dies, Thorn sneaks into the basement of the euthanasia facility, where he sees corpses being loaded onto waste disposal trucks. He secretly hitches a ride on one of the trucks, which drives to a heavily guarded waste disposal plant. Once inside the plant, Thorn sees how the corpses are processed into Soylent Green wafers. After Thorn escapes from the plant and heads for the supreme exchange with the information, he is ambushed by Fielding and several other gunmen. In the shootout, Thorn kills some of the gunmen, but is himself wounded and retreats into a cathedral filled with homeless people. After a desperate fight, Thorn stabs and kills Fielding. When police backup arrives, the seriously wounded and nearly hysterical Thorn confides to Hatcher the horrible secret behind Soylent Green and urges him to spread the word: "Soylent Green is people! We've got to stop them somehow!"

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  • Big_Saw
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    Ooookaaay....back to the post-apocalyptic arena.........unless we can somehow show that James Garner is going to contribute to a SHTF scenario.....

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  • snal
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    Originally posted by cudalyon View Post
    Noooooooo....Say it aint so! I have come to the conclusion that Rockford files was the all time worst show ever. Big ugly cars with low horse power, bad, bad, bad clothes all the way around, and Rockford was guaranteed to get hit in the back of the head with something in every episode. He had to have more concussions than Troy Aikman.

    Yeah....but that theme song was awesome!:D

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  • cudalyon
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    Originally posted by snal View Post
    Man, I loved Rockford Files...and Baretta! The Mod Squad was ok, woulda been better if they actually smiled once in awhile...but "Julie" made up for it.
    Noooooooo....Say it aint so! I have come to the conclusion that Rockford files was the all time worst show ever. Big ugly cars with low horse power, bad, bad, bad clothes all the way around, and Rockford was guaranteed to get hit in the back of the head with something in every episode. He had to have more concussions than Troy Aikman.

    Last edited by cudalyon; 01-12-2009, 11:21 AM.

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  • snal
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    Originally posted by cudalyon View Post
    Rusty, Do you like Star Trek? Is Rockford Files one of your all time favorite shows? Do you like American Idol, or Dancing with the Stars?

    Man, I loved Rockford Files...and Baretta! The Mod Squad was ok, woulda been better if they actually smiled once in awhile...but "Julie" made up for it.

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  • Big_Saw
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    Originally posted by cudalyon View Post
    Scarface is an American classic... Soylent Green, never heard of it!
    +1...........Gotta jump onboard that one......

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  • cudalyon
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    Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
    I do not watch TV. But Soylent Green is an American Classic!!! My g-d people!!! What the heck is going on!
    Scarface is an American classic... Soylent Green, never heard of it!

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by cudalyon View Post
    I wasn't going to say anything, but the Block Buster in Rusty's neck of the woods must really suck for him to have seen all of these movies. I have seen Logan's Run, but the rest I have not heard of either, so don't feel like the Lone Friggin Ranger. We need to test something!

    Rusty, Do you like Star Trek? Is Rockford Files one of your all time favorite shows? Do you like American Idol, or Dancing with the Stars?

    I do not watch TV. But Soylent Green is an American Classic!!! My g-d people!!! What the heck is going on!

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  • cudalyon
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    Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
    Yeah, c'mon, Cudalyo...Flop out yer hairy boobs and chat with us a spell.........Rusty's been diggin' the heck outta my lack of movie prowess; you should join in......
    I wasn't going to say anything, but the Block Buster in Rusty's neck of the woods must really suck for him to have seen all of these movies. I have seen Logan's Run, but the rest I have not heard of either, so don't feel like the Lone Friggin Ranger. We need to test something!

    Rusty, Do you like Star Trek? Is Rockford Files one of your all time favorite shows? Do you like American Idol, or Dancing with the Stars?

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  • Big_Saw
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    Yeah, c'mon, Cudalyo...Flop out yer hairy boobs and chat with us a spell.........Rusty's been diggin' the heck outta my lack of movie prowess; you should join in......

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