Tall Matt's Travels - Latest Forum Posts http://www.tallmatt.com/forums en-us RE: Trailers - Rhonda Olson <p>Matt - Happy New Year,</p> <p>Hope to see you in about a week!!</p> <p>Thanks for the trailers. I saw "I am Legend" last night and thought it was really good. </p> Wed, 02 Jan 2008 13:25:09 -0600 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/1007 /forums/message/1007 Trailers - Matt <p>Some cool stuff is just around the corner... Check these out:</p> <p>The Dark Knight: <a href="http://www.atasteforthetheatrical.com/deathtrap/default.htm">http://www.atasteforthetheatrical.com/deathtrap/default.htm</a> <br />Hellboy II: <br /><a href="http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=15870">http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=15870</a> <br />Iron Man: <br /><a href="http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/ironman/">http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/ironman/</a> <br />Cloverfield: <br /><a href="http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/cloverfield/">http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/cloverfield/</a> <br />Hancock: <br /><a href="http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/hancock/">http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/hancock/</a></p> Sun, 23 Dec 2007 18:40:36 -0600 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/977 /forums/message/977 RE: New Zealand Earthquake - Matt <p>Nah - we didn't get much of a rumble here. Not enough of one to distinguish from a passing truck anyway. I'm in Rotorua right now, which is in the North-Central part of the North Island. I guess the quake was centered further East, along the coast. I've still got a week though... </p> Sat, 22 Dec 2007 18:41:11 -0600 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/976 /forums/message/976 New Zealand Earthquake - Karen Bellinghausen <p>I assume this was not close to where you are currently, Matt?? Or was it? Did you feel the 'quake??</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2007 14:25:17 -0600 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/971 /forums/message/971 Google Earth - Matt <p>Hi everyone, I'm looking for someone who knows about Google Earth - specifically if you have a copy of the full edition that allows you to burn movies of the hops between points. Let me know if you might be willing to help me out on something.</p> <p>Thanks!</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2007 21:26:03 -0600 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/941 /forums/message/941 Matt's Welcome Home Bash - Jill Wilder <p>Mark your calendar! </p> <p>When: Friday, January 25 at 7:30pm <br />Where: Waldo Pizza’s “Tap Room”-<a href="http://www.waldopizza.net/taproom">www.waldopizza.net/taproom</a> <br />What: Celebrate Matt’s homecoming! <br />Why: Because he may very well be the best guy any of us know. </p> <p>See ya then. </p> <p>P.S. I verified the ceiling height in the room. We're good-to-go. Excited to see you. </p> Wed, 07 Nov 2007 14:28:18 -0600 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/896 /forums/message/896 RE: Happy Birthday Chuckles! - Jill Wilder <p>In my defense I AM NOT working around the clock on finding Matt a better half like my fearless leader apparently has been doing. Instead, I'm cranking out some brilliant marketing over here. :-) </p> Wed, 07 Nov 2007 14:19:12 -0600 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/895 /forums/message/895 RE: Travel Warnings - Rhonda Olson <p>See website: Voyage.gc.ca <br />I didn't print out everything, but you can get recent updates, ie Thailand </p> <p></p> Wed, 24 Oct 2007 11:24:48 -0500 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/881 /forums/message/881 Travel Warnings - Rhonda Olson <p>Any inside info that might really help save Matt time and trouble.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2007 11:12:49 -0500 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/880 /forums/message/880 RE: Happy Birthday Chuckles! - Jeff Xouris <p>HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATT!! Isn't it cool to share the same birthday with such society greats as Gore Vidal, Chubby Checker, Roy Horn (birthday and anniversary of the infamous white tiger mauling), Gwen Stefani and yes, both celebrity heavy weights -- Neve Campbell and Ashlee Simpson! Dude, you are in some terrific company.</p> <p>Oh, and speaking of wives, Kaiti X (NO, she's not in the potential running) is suggesting the solution here is that we nominate you for the next episode of ABC television's "The Bachelor." Hmm, I have a great visual of you and a dozen 6-foot blondes -- keep it clean!</p> <p>Well, I hope you're marking this day in memorable fashion. </p> <p>Happy B'Day!</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2007 08:38:34 -0500 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/856 /forums/message/856 RE: Happy Birthday Chuckles! - Vicki Carlew <p>HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATT! What are you now, 35? 36? Rest assured, Jill and I will spend a good portion of the day talking about how time is running out for you, and on identifying potential wives we can have all ready to set you up with when you get back. <br />On a more serious note, I can't image a better way to spend a birthday than on this adventure that you are so generous to share with us. Have a happy and safe one! <br />XOXO, Vicki</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2007 12:16:13 -0500 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/855 /forums/message/855 Happy Birthday Chuckles! - Kimberly Olson <p>Happy birthday tomorrow (Oct. 3rd)! Since I can't send you balloons, I thought I would clue everyone in on your birthday instead. Hope all is well...Love you - Kimmi</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2007 05:38:58 -0500 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/854 /forums/message/854 Gothenburg Rock City - Tony Sjöman <p>Hey Matt!</p> <p>This is Tony. Me and Sanna met you in Central-America. I've been checkin here every now and then even though it's been quite some time since my last visit.</p> <p>We thought you we're going to make it to Sweden and Scandinavia earlier in the summer. Remember we talked about Roskilde Festival in Denmark :) We'll you didn't really miss anything. It has never rained more on the festival than it did this year, but it's still the best festival in the world and I'm sure you would love it!</p> <p>We've been waiting for you here in Sweden and the ironic thing is that my vacation starts on friday Aug 17th and on Sunday we'll fly to the States for a month long road-trip! But please E-mail us, our neighbour got the keys to our apartment and you're more than welcome to stay at our place.</p> <p>Cheers!</p> <p>Tony from Göteborg, Sweden</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2007 16:04:31 -0500 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/760 /forums/message/760 We Want Photos! - Karen Bellinghausen <p>Matt - I realize you're probably busy woofing down bangers and mash, and tossing back pints with the Londoners ... but we need a photo fix! Your photo log is sorely delinquent. And I KNOW there are plenty of Starbucks and such across the pond. So, like, upload some pics already!</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2007 13:23:33 -0500 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/744 /forums/message/744 RE: Pirates - Matt <p>Ok, so just saw Pirates of the Carribbean 3. I must say it is more entertaining than the 2nd one. I thought all the cameos were great - with Keith Richards' being my favorite. </p> <p>I also recently saw Ocean's 13, which also was better than the 2nd one. This one is back to the basics - and Pacino is great as the bad guy. </p> Tue, 12 Jun 2007 08:04:41 -0500 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/693 /forums/message/693 RE: Pirates - Ben Kittrell <p>I loved Zodiac, in fact my wife and I went to see it at least 5 times, and we hate going to the theater.</p> <p>BTW, I love the new look Matt. ;)</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2007 22:47:18 -0500 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/685 /forums/message/685 RE: Pirates - Matt <p>Good to hear man. I'm looking forward to seeing it. I've seen it has been tops at the box office for the past couple weeks. I may try to hit it either tonight or tomorrow if I can find a theater showing it. </p> <p>I did happen to catch "Zodiac" the other day. I really liked it. Of course I'm biased toward David Fincher films, but I thought it was well done. </p> Wed, 06 Jun 2007 11:07:20 -0500 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/681 /forums/message/681 Pirates - P-go <p>Although it seems Matt isn't the biggest Pirate fan around any Forum discussing summer movies should begin w/ the 3rd and probably last good prirate movie as Bruckheimer and Depp probably won't be involved in the future ones.</p> <p>While the 3rd Pirate movie might lack some of the surprises of the first it definitely doesn't lack the twist, turns and selfish sub plots. The visual effects are outstanding, the scenery is beautiful, the fight choreography is top notch, the addition of Keith Richards was hilarious, and Chow Yun Fat is great. </p> <p>Overall it shouldn't be nominated for best picture by the academy (although one of the Rings movie was), it is highly entertaining and a fun spectacle to watch.</p> Wed, 30 May 2007 15:57:23 -0500 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/670 /forums/message/670 RE: 300 - Matt <p>I really can't wait for Spider-man 3, though you'll probably see it way before I will. Not sure if the international release will be on the same day, but I'll check in Nairobi when I get back, or Cairo when I get up there. </p> <p>Yeah - I really liked 300 as well. And if you liked it, and you're a true comic book geek, you'll probably like to hear that Zack Snyder's next project is "The Watchmen" - Alan Moore's classic. </p> <p>I am really looking forward to "Transformers". I'm such a geek, and have been wanting a live action film since I was playing with them as a kid. Michael Bay is the perfect director for it.</p> <p>Have you read much about the pre-production of the next Batman? I have high hopes for it, as I do for "Iron Man" which comes out in 2008. Robert Downey Jr. is Tony Stark, and they've also cast Terrance Howard and Gwenneth Paltrow. Directed by John Favreau, which could be touchy, but I thought the same about Raimi when they picked him for Spider-man.</p> <p>Oh, and they cast Ed Norton as Bruce Banner for the next Hulk - Should already be light years ahead of the first one. </p> <p>I really liked American Gods. He has a couple other books - a collection of short stories called "Fragile Things", and I believe a sequel to American Gods called "Anasi Boys" or something.</p> Thu, 03 May 2007 15:01:00 -0500 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/645 /forums/message/645 RE: 300 - Paul Kemna <p>Hey Matt! I have been meaning to send you an e-mail, or post here, or something, but could not seem to find the time. I do make the time to read your adventures, however. I have told some of my coworkers about your excursion, and they are now following you as well. </p> <p>Anyway, Terri and I did see 300 on its opening weekend. I really never had the opportunity to get into much of Frank Miller's comic work, but was familiar with it. I enjoyed the Sin City movie from an artisitic and cinematography standpoint, but have to say that the second time through, was less impressed with the story. I know that there is much more to the whole story that what was presented in the movie.</p> <p>We both enjoyed 300 immensely. Visually it was incredible. The music was also spectacular. Those battle sequences had me in complete awe. My only complaint is that at times it seemed a bit too "fantasy" (the deformed Spartan, the mystics with the Oracle, the executioner, some of the Persian warriors, etc) There were a few scenes that reminded me of the LOTR series, also. I guess that just my own fault though, as I neglected the fact that this movie was based on a comic, not history. A friend of mine at work rationalized it by suggesting that as a story is passed down from generation to generation, there are certain embellishments. I suppose that works. Perhaps that was Frank's interpretation as well.</p> <p>I certainly hope that you are near a theater in the coming weeks, as the biggest movie of the summer comes out in the States next Friday - Spiderman 3. I think that this has the potential to be the best of the three. IF they do it right, which by the trailers I have seen, it should be close. I am in desperate need of a palate cleanser after the whole X-Men 3 fiasco. </p> <p>As a fellow comic nerd, I am also looking forward to Fantastic Four 2 (Silver Surfer!!!!) and The Transformers (pure eye candy).</p> <p>Anyhoo, be safe on the next leg of your trip, grip your camera tight, and keep the posts a comin'.</p> <p>Oh, by the way, I checked out American Gods from the library to give it a try on your suggestion. I was actually unaware that Neil Gaiman had any novel work out there. I loved his work on The Sandman. Unfortunately, I have not had time to read much of it.</p> <p>Paul</p> Sat, 28 Apr 2007 19:35:00 -0500 http://www.tallmatt.com/forums/message/643 /forums/message/643