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FINALLY! There's a movie coming out this year I can't wait to see!

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 4:29 AM

WHOZIT




It's about a runaway train! A runaway train that crashes into stuff! Does it get any better then that!

http://www.unstoppablemovie.com







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Saturday, October 16, 2010 5:41 AM

MUTT999


It's got a 'Speed' vibe to it, which is not a bad thing. And the cast looks good. I'll be seeing it.




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Saturday, October 16, 2010 8:43 AM

WISHIMAY


Quote:

Originally posted by whozit:
It's about a runaway train! A runaway train that crashes into stuff! Does it get any better then that!

http://www.unstoppablemovie.com




I agree here... It's the only promo I've seen in a while that's looked good enough, and I'm not that picky- which says alot.

Speaking of trains, I watched North West Frontier(1959) the other day, and I thought it was great! Had an ironic true to life ending...

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 9:13 AM

PIRATENEWS

John Lee, conspiracy therapist at Hollywood award-winner History Channel-mocked SNL-spoofed PirateNew.org wooHOO!!!!!!


Been there done that.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11577838

Quote:

CLEVELAND, March 12 -- Carrying picket signs and chanting “remote control has got to go,” more than 300 union members rallied in Washington D.C. yesterday to protest lax federal oversight of remote controlled locomotives.

Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and labor leaders representing more than 14 million union members picketed outside of the Federal Railroad Administration’s headquarters for more than an hour. The rally was organized jointly by the BLE and IBT.

In addition to the rally on the front steps of its headquarters, the FRA received two letters yesterday condemning its inactivity on the remote control issue –- one from the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department and one from Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

BLE President Hahs said more than 40 accidents related to remote control technology have taken place in the past two years. He also said that a trainman near Syracuse, N.Y., was killed in the line of duty while working a remote control job for CSX Transportation in February. President Hahs then asked the question, “How many injuries and deaths will occur before the FRA acts?”

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/newsflash.asp?id=3698



Robot Terminator trains are a great way to assassinate enemies of the NWO.

Quote:

D.C. Train Crash Kills General Who Scrambled Jets on 9/11

Bloomberg.com
June 24, 2009

David F. Wherley Jr., the head of the Washington National Guard who scrambled jets over the city during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was among those killed in the worst commuter train crash in the city’s history, officials said.

Wherley’s wife, Ann, was also among the nine people killed when a train plowed into the rear of a stopped train during rush hour on June 22, Quintin Peterson, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department, said in a telephone interview. Both were 62 and lived in southeast Washington.

Wherley was commander of the 113th Fighter Wing at Andrews Air Force base in Maryland during the September 2001 terrorist attacks and sent up aircraft with orders to protect the White House and the Capitol, according to the 9/11 Commission report.

He commanded the District of Columbia National Guard from 2003 to 2008, the unit said in a statement.

The operator of the train, Jeanice McMillan, 42, of Springfield, Virginia, was also killed, according to Angela Gates, a spokeswoman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/20090624/pl_bloomberg/agu5lx16vtk8



Dead men tell no tales. He's the general who disobeyed the illegal order to stand down from Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld and the Canadian/British general running NORAD on 9/11. Ho ordered Lt Col Rick Gibney to shoot down United Airlines Flight 93, and he confessed to shooting it down, as seen on History Channel with PirateNews.
www.piratenews.org/flight93.html

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 9:27 AM

WHOZIT


Quote:

Originally posted by piratenews:
Been there done that.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11577838

Quote:

CLEVELAND, March 12 -- Carrying picket signs and chanting “remote control has got to go,” more than 300 union members rallied in Washington D.C. yesterday to protest lax federal oversight of remote controlled locomotives.

Members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and labor leaders representing more than 14 million union members picketed outside of the Federal Railroad Administration’s headquarters for more than an hour. The rally was organized jointly by the BLE and IBT.

In addition to the rally on the front steps of its headquarters, the FRA received two letters yesterday condemning its inactivity on the remote control issue –- one from the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department and one from Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

BLE President Hahs said more than 40 accidents related to remote control technology have taken place in the past two years. He also said that a trainman near Syracuse, N.Y., was killed in the line of duty while working a remote control job for CSX Transportation in February. President Hahs then asked the question, “How many injuries and deaths will occur before the FRA acts?”

http://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/newsflash.asp?id=3698



Robot Terminator trains are a great way to assassinate enemies of the NWO.

Quote:

D.C. Train Crash Kills General Who Scrambled Jets on 9/11

Bloomberg.com
June 24, 2009

David F. Wherley Jr., the head of the Washington National Guard who scrambled jets over the city during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was among those killed in the worst commuter train crash in the city’s history, officials said.

Wherley’s wife, Ann, was also among the nine people killed when a train plowed into the rear of a stopped train during rush hour on June 22, Quintin Peterson, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department, said in a telephone interview. Both were 62 and lived in southeast Washington.

Wherley was commander of the 113th Fighter Wing at Andrews Air Force base in Maryland during the September 2001 terrorist attacks and sent up aircraft with orders to protect the White House and the Capitol, according to the 9/11 Commission report.

He commanded the District of Columbia National Guard from 2003 to 2008, the unit said in a statement.

The operator of the train, Jeanice McMillan, 42, of Springfield, Virginia, was also killed, according to Angela Gates, a spokeswoman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/20090624/pl_bloomberg/agu5lx16vtk8



Dead men tell no tales. He's the general who disobeyed the illegal order to stand down from Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld and the Canadian/British general running NORAD on 9/11. Ho ordered Lt Col Rick Gibney to shoot down United Airlines Flight 93, and he confessed to shooting it down, as seen on History Channel with PirateNews.
www.piratenews.org/flight93.html

But this is about a runaway train crashing into stuff!! Things get smashed!! I love it when things get smashed!!




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Saturday, November 13, 2010 4:07 PM

WISHIMAY


Hey, just got home from seeing this, I gotta say I thought it was GREAT! They did a good job with the little time they had for character development, did fairly well on keeping it moving and we thought it was realistic feeling. The last 15 minutes had some nice funny bits. It was a great action packed flick and an excellent feel-good ending. Well worth my bucks!

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Saturday, November 13, 2010 4:29 PM

CHRISISALL


Okay, Denzel; I'm there.
Even though Book Of Eli sucked. A rare fail.


The laughing Chrisisall


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Saturday, November 13, 2010 8:19 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Okay, Denzel; I'm there.
Even though Book Of Eli sucked. A rare fail.


The laughing Chrisisall



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Agreed, Book of Eli was a rare fail, but not because of Denzel (or my girl Mila Kunis, who is a stone cold fox. Who knew!). The Hughes brothers dropped the ball on this one. The film, as a story, went nowhere, except of course, that a blind man can see how valuable the Bible is(but we already knew that, didn't we).

BoE had great potential and Denzel delivered despite the script. Mila was solid throughout and Gary Oldman was over the top, but in a good way (didn't seem to fit the movie though).

BTW have you noticed the rather carefully crafted career path Mila has been taking since she left That 70s Show. She has opted for small character-driven parts - from her voice work in Family Guy (daughter Meg), to small parts in After Sex, Tony and Tina's Wedding, Forgetting Sarah Marshall (loved her!), Extract (she was really good in that).

She then lands a dream role opposite Denzel Washington in Book of Eli; and follows it up with another solid role in a Darren Aronofsky film Black Swan - opposite Natalie Portman (not long ago I saw a similar story in a japanimation film on Netflix, sorry can't remember the name - but it will come to me). Whoever is making the decisions on which roles to choose - her or her manager - it is a brilliant way to develop one's craft. Well played Mila, well played.


SGG

Tawabawho?

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Saturday, November 13, 2010 8:52 PM

CANTTAKESKY


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Even though Book Of Eli sucked. A rare fail.

I loved Book of Eli.

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I'll try not to be an arrogant ass. (No, I won't.)

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 6:49 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by canttakesky:
Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Even though Book Of Eli sucked. A rare fail.

I loved Book of Eli.

----
I'll try not to be an arrogant ass. (No, I won't.)

Okay, "sucked" is harsh.
I'll rephrase.
*meh*



The laughing Chrisisall


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Sunday, November 14, 2010 7:46 AM

SUASOR


And let us not forget the 1985 classic "Runaway Train" in which Jon Voight and Eric Roberts get to steal each others scenes on a train with no brakes in Alaska (following a chilling prison break).

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 10:15 AM

CAVALIER


The runaway train

T'was in the year of '89 on that old Great Western line,
When the winter wind was blowin' shrill,
The rails were froze, the wheels were cold, then the air brakes wouldn't hold,
And Number 9 came roaring down the hill -- oh!
The runaway train came down the track and she blew,
The runaway train came down the track and she blew,
The runaway train came down the track, her whistle wide and her throttle back,
And she blew, blew, blew, blew, blew.

The engineer said the train must halt and she blew,
The engineer said the train must halt and she blew,
The engineer said the train must halt -- he said it was all the fireman's fault,
And she blew, blew, blew, blew, blew.

The fireman said he rang the bell and she blew,
The fireman said he rang the bell and she blew,
The fireman said he rang the bell -- the engineer said "You did like h***!"
And she blew, blew, blew, blew, blew.

The porter got an awful fright and she blew,
The porter got an awful fright and she blew,
The porter got an awful fright -- he got so scared he near turned white,
And she blew, blew, blew, blew, blew.

A donkey was standing in the way and she blew,
A donkey was standing in the way and she blew,
A donkey was standing in the way and all they found was just his bray,
And she blew, blew, blew, blew, blew.

The conductor said there'd be a wreck and she blew,
The conductor said there'd be a wreck and she blew,
The conductor said there'd be a wreck and he felt the chills run up his neck,
And she blew, blew, blew, blew, blew.

The runaway train went over the hill and she blew,
The runaway train went over the hill and she blew,
The runaway train went over the hill and the last we heard she was going still,
And she blew, blew, blew, blew, blew.


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Sunday, November 14, 2010 12:44 PM

OPTIMUS1998


when i first saw the trailer for this i thought it sounded familiar...

Turns out the nugget of truth @ the center of this story the "Inspired by true events" part, came to a close about 30-45 minutes from me, and i remember this being the big news story of that day
From the Wikipedia page on the movie:
"Inspiration

Unstoppable is inspired by the "Crazy Eights" unmanned train incident in 2001. The train, led by CSX Transportation SD40-2 #8888, left its Walbridge, Ohio, rail yard and began a 66-mile (106 km) journey through northwest Ohio with no one at the controls, after the engineer got out of the originally slow-moving train to correctly line a switch, mistakenly believing he had properly set the train's dynamic braking system, just as his counterpart in the movie did.

Two of the train's tank cars also contained thousands of gallons of molten phenol, a toxic ingredient of paints and dyes harmful when it is inhaled, ingested, or comes into contact with the skin. Attempts to derail it using a portable derailer failed, and police were unable to shoot out the fuel release valve, instead hitting the fuel cap. For two hours, the train traveled along at speeds up to 47 miles per hour (76 km/h) until the crew of a second train coupled onto the runaway and slowly applied its brakes. Once the runaway was slowed down to a speed of 11 miles per hour, a CSX employee, trainmaster Jon Hosfeld, ran alongside the train and climbed aboard, shutting down the locomotive. The train was stopped just southeast of Kenton, Ohio.[18]

When the film was released, the Toledo Blade compared the events of the film to the real-life incident. "It's predictably exaggerated and dramatized to make it more entertaining," wrote David Patch, "but close enough to the real thing to support the 'Inspired by True Events' announcement that flashes across the screen at its start." He notes that the dead man switch would probably have worked in real life despite the unconnected brake hoses, unless the locomotive brakes were already applied. The film exaggerates the possible damage the phenol could have caused in a fire, and he found it incredible that the fictional AWVR freely disseminated information such as employees' names and images and the cause of the runaway to the media. In the real instance, he writes, the cause of the runaway was not disclosed until months later when the National Transportation Safety Board released its report, and CSX never made public the name of the engineer whose error let the train slip, nor what disciplinary action it took."

Toledo Blade article comparing and constrasting:
http://www.toledoblade.com/article/20101112/ART09/101119863



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