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Title: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on January 01, 2009, 04:39:35 PM
Okay, so I watch lots of shit.  Sometimes worth a thread, and sometimes not.  We have a sort of catchall apocalypse movie thread, and one for movies that we should hate, so this will be for the more or less middle-ground movies.  Good, worth watching, but otherwise somewhat under the radar, and not really important enough to launch any sort of useful thread.  Mainly, I want to cut down on no-reply threads clogging up this forum.

So we'll start with In the Electric Mist, based on one of my favorite Dave Robicheaux novels.  Starring Tommy Lee Jones, directed by the gifted Bertrand Tavernier, and written by family friend James Lee Burke.  It's great stuff -- though has been troubled and delayed for a couple of years.

Robicheux has hit the screens before in Heaven's Prisoners, with Alec Baldwin in the title role.  Well worth checking it out...a good story, well done, and adequtely capturing the flavor of the novels.  Though it died at the box office, as will this movie if and when it comes out.

Every once in a while, Burke takes Dave to a supernatural place.  In the Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead is the earliest instance of that, where the titular Confederate ghosts appear to guide and push the story along, only making a show during the finale when Dave is near death.  The movie plays with all of that stuff a bit, and sort of removes the through-lines that link the novels and reference Dave's back story, and that's fine.  Burke's writing is always poetic and beautiful, but he's been written Dave for 25 years now.  The movies (this one more so than the Baldwin attempt) distill the best of the story.  Tommy Lee Jones is amazing.

It's fascinating the Katrina thing.  The book is pre-Katrina, but the movie is Katrina-centric.  I guess there's no way to make a movie set in Louisiana without talking about Katrina, eh? Burke did put Dave into Katrina in Tin Roof Blowdown, which is worth a read.

The links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lee_Burke

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Electric_Mist

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Robicheaux

And, by the way, my favorite of the series:

Black Cherry Blues
In The Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead
Jolie Blon's Bounce

The full list is at the first wikipedia link for Jim Burke.  You don't really have to read the series in order, despite the occasional reference to the backstory. So I highly recommend you get some in you. 
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Nubbins on January 09, 2009, 04:51:29 PM
Since this is the closest thing we have to a "general movie news" thread...

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David Goyer: Warner Bros. Putting DC Movies On Hold
7 January 2009 9:32 PM, PST | From ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news

In an IESB interview for The Unborn, director/writer David Goyer says all DC properties are currently on hold for the time being in regards to film development. This comes as confirmation of what we’ve previously suspected.

When probed about Supermax and Justice League, Goyer had this to say.

“A lot of the DC movies at Warner Brothers are all on hold while they figure out, they’re going to come up with some new plan, methodology, things like that so everything has just been pressed pause at the moment.”

Including the two movies mentioned, Superman and Green Lantern would also be on hold. With an across the board freeze, Warner Bros. may be looking to create a cohesive DC Universe.


 

The follow-up question asked whether or not this was attributed to the success of The Dark Knight and Goyer continued.

“It was the double header of both" (Iron Man)
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Sirharles on January 09, 2009, 05:16:57 PM
How about "Who is Cletis Tout?"

It was released a few years ago (2001 I believe), starring Tim Allen, Christian Slater, Richard Dreyfuss and the lovely Portia De Rossi.

Tim Allen is a hitman who is a big film buff.  It's great all the references he makes.  Christian Slater is the guy who everyone thinks is Tout.

A pretty good story with some very funny moments.  Definetly one I would recommend.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Nubbins on January 09, 2009, 05:30:32 PM
You know what... I think I actually own that movie somewhere on VHS.  We used to get screener copies of stuff all the time when I was at Tower.  I definitely remember seeing it and enjoying it.  I might have to check it out again.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Cassander on January 14, 2009, 02:15:45 AM
if you ever wanted most of the action of a Jason Bourne movie without all the "acting" and "exposition" then Taken is your movie.  damn, Liam Neeson is still trying to dig himself out of that Star Wars hole.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on January 14, 2009, 06:58:54 AM
In my eyes, Liam Neeson has not yet dug himself out of his 1980's jobs.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 14, 2009, 02:31:40 PM
Darkman is great!
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Cassander on January 14, 2009, 08:49:04 PM
darkman is a footnote to roger corman's ass hair.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 14, 2009, 11:40:26 PM
Cass, you simply have no taste for junk food.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Cassander on January 15, 2009, 09:51:59 AM
Cass, you simply have no taste for junk food.

Hey, I like True Romance!


Anyway.  Defiance is really worth your time.  For a WWII movie about Jews, it's never really overhanded, and Daniel Craig's character is handled like a real human being instead of just some badass rebel.  I never thought I would like a movie with Liev Schreiber in it, but things change, i guess.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on January 19, 2009, 07:56:47 PM
He Was A Quiet Man.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0760311/

Actually 07.  It's taken me this long to actually watch it.  Downloaded long ago...

Anyway, not overwhelming, not awesome, but quietly enjoyable.  The story has some major flaws, but Christian Slater is terrific.  And I always like William H. Macy, even when he's phoning in his lines.  Thanks to those two, the movie sort of carries, and you do get involved.

I wouldn't have paid for it, but it is worth the 90 minutes,  Plus you get to see Elisha Cuthbert's tits.

Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Cassander on January 21, 2009, 09:23:31 PM
so, we couldn't even make it 15 minutes through "W."  i thought it was so over-the-top and self-righteous that it made "That's my Bush" look like jonathan Swift.  L just couldn't bear to watch her worst nightmares brought to life.  her quote: "you know, it's like when someone tells you the end of a movie before you see it, but sort of incoherently, so you think, 'maybe it won't end that way.  maybe i don't really know the end.'  but i do know the end.  and it sucks."
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on January 21, 2009, 09:29:38 PM
I hate that Stone rushed it out before the era ended.  It's like those weird WWII movies from before the war ended, most notably (and laughably) Back to Bataan, May 1945, which shows an unstoppable Japanese menace... Um...okay.

W. should be coming out for 2012, when we're seeing light at the end of the tunnel.  But Stone wanted a quick buck, I guess.  And he has been worthless shit since the mid-90's, so I'm not surprised.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Cassander on January 21, 2009, 09:42:44 PM
c'mon.  give it up.  the early nineties.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on January 21, 2009, 09:47:34 PM
Nixon, 95.  The last thing I liked from him.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Cassander on January 21, 2009, 09:48:43 PM
what? you liked JFK?
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on January 21, 2009, 09:55:19 PM
No, but he had flops throughout his career.

After JFK he had a rally.  Natural Born Killers and Nixon.  We'll not mention Heaven and Earth.  Also, The Doors came out at the same time as JFK, so who paid attention to the latter?

"Mr. Morrison?  Could you please come down from the fence?"
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on January 22, 2009, 07:51:22 AM
Dead Snow is getting raves... But can't find it yet.  Anyway, putting it here to remind me to continue looking for it, and to get all of you interested.

Zombie Nazi comedy?  Oh yes.

Here be teasers:

http://www.deadsnow.com/
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Nubbins on January 22, 2009, 12:54:29 PM
Stone does kinda suck as a director.  My problem with him is that he's prone to artistic liscense with shit that's supposed to be a "true story".  If you watch an interview with Billy Hayes who wrote Midnight Express, you realize how much Stone fucked with the screenplay and altered the events of the story... it's something that is pretty symptomatic of his career I'm afraid.  I loved a lot of his movies... I've hated a lot of them too... but I'll never really trust anything Stone has to say about American politics or history. 

That said, I really want to see W.  It looks hilarious.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Matt on January 26, 2009, 04:20:21 PM
So is this talking about movies in 2008? Slumdog Millionaire was okay, if a little bit into the whole poverty-as-pornography thing. Milk was good, but the documentary (The Times of Harvey Milk) is much better. Dark Knight was fun. There Will Be Blood owned. Pineapple Express was mediocre. Tropic Thunder was good. Hellboy 2 was better than Hellboy and okay.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on January 26, 2009, 04:24:36 PM
More just current (08/09) movies that aren't worth creating a new thread.  Or at least, that was my idea.  Just to stop all the one-post threads about Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 or whatever it is Monkey watches all the time.

If it's worth discussion (such as Dark Knight), then that's worth a thread.

And Milk is downloaded and waiting for me.  Pineapple Express sucked, in my opinion.



Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Matt on January 26, 2009, 04:27:16 PM
The most generous interpretation of Pineapple Express is as a satire of action movies; even at that it's pretty fucking weak, and I've seen funnier stoner movies.

Benjamin Button is downloaded and ready for me.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on January 26, 2009, 04:30:56 PM
That movie looks like shit.  But it's the darling right now, isn't it?
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Matt on January 26, 2009, 04:33:53 PM
I guess? It's hard for me to take Brad Pitt seriously in artful movies. But Benjamin Button has been gunning for awards since they came up with the idea.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 26, 2009, 04:45:30 PM
It's David Fincher. I'm immediately predisposed to like it.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on January 26, 2009, 04:48:01 PM
It's Victory Party's new favorite movie.  So that means I hate it.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: saintangelsin on January 26, 2009, 10:08:33 PM
I just saw Tropic Thunder over the weekend. All I have to say is that it was fucking great in terms of the humor and campy violence.

Next weekend, I'll probably watch In Bruges. I have it at home from Netflix. Has anyone seen it yet?
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on January 26, 2009, 10:29:50 PM

Next weekend, I'll probably watch In Bruges. I have it at home from Netflix. Has anyone seen it yet?

http://www.greatsociety.org/forums/index.php/topic,3864.0.html
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Tatertots on January 27, 2009, 12:01:10 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1121931/

Crank 2! I'm watching Crank right now thanks to the magic of my DVR and, god, I can't wait. I love this shit!

The new premise is a device that needs regular electric shock or something. Whatever. I just want to watch Jason hurt people.

<3 <3
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Tatertots on January 27, 2009, 12:02:39 AM
I love how USA has replaced all instances of "fuck" with "freak".

"YOU FREAKING MOTHER FREAKER! FREAK YOU!"
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on January 27, 2009, 06:43:34 AM
Wow.  I haven't experienced censoring for years...
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: saintangelsin on January 27, 2009, 02:50:57 PM

Next weekend, I'll probably watch In Bruges. I have it at home from Netflix. Has anyone seen it yet?

http://www.greatsociety.org/forums/index.php/topic,3864.0.html

Thank you! Well, I'm glad to hear that you guys think it was a great film. A friend of mine said he didn't like it, so it made me a little unsure of the movie. But now, I'm totally looking forward to watching it Friday night.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Tatertots on January 27, 2009, 04:14:55 PM
Wow.  I haven't experienced censoring for years...

That's cable for you, man.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Nubbins on January 27, 2009, 04:39:36 PM
SLUG IN A DITCH!

(also, In Bruges ruled)
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Cassander on January 28, 2009, 12:55:36 AM
yes, i loved in Bruges.  i thought there was a thread? nevermind.  anyway, The Visitor was absolute shit.  i guess it filled that vague "multicultural" slot in the oscar nominations.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on January 28, 2009, 05:55:04 AM
Oh my god!  I linked the thread and she quoted the link!  If I didn't know better, I'd say you've been drinking!

Sorry.  I've been driven insane by what is now a solid hour of somebody spinning their tires in the ice.  Now I'm wondering if he's going to run out of gas.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Cassander on January 28, 2009, 09:50:39 PM
i only read what you, tyson, and nubbins write.  it gets confusing sometimes.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on January 29, 2009, 08:29:57 PM
Transsiberian.

Brad Anderson's tale of boring, annoying, irrational, Naive Americans in Russia who stumble across a clumsy drug cartel run by Ben Kingsley acting at about 12% paycheck grabbing efficiency.

I'm glad I didn't pay for it but, despite that, it's still a pretty good little thriller.  I found sections of it truly engrossing, was frustrated by the plot, and thought the ending was weaker than one scoop of Folgers for the whole pot.  But...eh.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on February 12, 2009, 04:51:13 PM
The Wrestler.

A quietly amazing movie.  Rourke is surprisingly wonderful, Tomei is beautiful and tragic and endearing, as always.  There's nothing complicated and heavy about this movie... It's basically Aronofsky does the latest chapter of Rocky.  Except it's chock full of classic 1980's pro wrestling and great music.  And has more spirit. 
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on February 13, 2009, 01:37:14 PM
Eastern Promises.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765443/

Wow, I was slow on this one.

Kind of left me cold, though.  Tight little story, able cast, but I didn't really get into it, and found the ending to be underwhelming.  I actually liked that idiotic Transsiberian more.  (Since the club is named "Trans Siberian," I found myself comparing the movies every time I saw the sign.)
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Cassander on February 13, 2009, 09:22:50 PM
i thought the wrestler sucked.  everyone is claiming its some kind of comeback mickey rourke movie, but i thought just about anyone who looked like mickey rourke could've played the part. 
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on February 13, 2009, 10:28:45 PM
The fact that Rourke made a movie without leaping on top of someone on the crew and eating their eyes out is the reason it's considered his comeback.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Nubbins on February 25, 2009, 11:44:40 AM
So I finally watched Pineapple Express last night.  I laughed my fucking ass off.  I thought it was hilarious.  I was very pleasantly surprised, but I can also understand why some people wouldn't find it entertaining.

The car chase scene was probably my favorite part... Saul driving the stolen cop car with his right foot stuck in the windshield had me rolling with laughter because you just see this cop car racing around with a foot sticking out the front.  I dunno.  Maybe you have to be stoned to enjoy this movie.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Reginald McGraw on February 27, 2009, 12:10:34 PM
Lot of life lessons in that movie.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Cassander on February 27, 2009, 01:48:20 PM
i want to watch pineapple express right now!
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Nubbins on February 27, 2009, 02:06:54 PM
Lot of life lessons in that movie.

I got that feeling too... they're tongue in cheek and buried in some incredibly absurd situations, but they're there. 
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on March 10, 2009, 12:08:55 PM
Finally!  The next one is on the way...

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Following the success of Family Guy's special Star Wars spoof, "Blue Harvest," Seth MacFarlane and company are wrapping up their latest trip to a galaxy "Far, Far Away" with a send-up of The Empire Strikes Back, "Something-Something-Something Dark Side."

"Blue Harvest" is one of Family Guy's most popular and successful episodes, pulling down big ratings and soaring on DVD. The "Something-Something-Something Dark Side" follow-up will air sometime in fall, 2009.

Of course, a Return of the Jedi parody is not far behind with Family Guy's “Episode VI: The Great Muppet Caper" currently in the writing process.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on March 10, 2009, 05:41:17 PM
So I've been in the camp that says "Blood: The Last Vampire" will suck.


But...


Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Nubbins on March 10, 2009, 05:53:41 PM
HA!  I have the anime version of that released back in '02 (shut it, it was a freebie from Tower) .... the animation is sick.  It's incredibly violent and awesome... on par with Ninja Scroll.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on March 10, 2009, 05:57:07 PM
I need to get back into anime.  I think the last I saw was Death Note. 
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Nubbins on March 10, 2009, 07:23:35 PM
I mean, I can totally see why anime has this nerdy stigma, but there are a handful of them that I have really enjoyed.  Perfect Blue is one of them... it's not even crazy sci-fi really, but it's a total mindfuck.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on March 18, 2009, 10:50:27 AM
I keep hearing about this movie, and the trailer is finally up:

Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Nubbins on March 18, 2009, 11:00:49 AM
Looks like it's going to be really strange and awesome.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Reginald McGraw on March 18, 2009, 12:03:05 PM
I hope that color scheme is not being revived.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on April 21, 2009, 12:53:29 PM
RC's second movie is out...


Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 21, 2009, 02:57:49 PM
I would totally do the American remake.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Tatertots on April 28, 2009, 02:19:53 AM
Yes Man was actually pretty funny. Not any sort of classic, but the Red Bull + running photography bit made me laugh until I started throwing up in my throat a bit.

Religulous was one-sided, biased, and absolutely horrifying and hilarious at the same time. Bill's great fun.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Reginald McGraw on April 29, 2009, 11:03:43 AM
I hope that color scheme is not being revived.

I've seen recent evidence that it may, in fact, be trending upwards.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Nubbins on April 29, 2009, 11:06:02 AM
Yes Man was actually pretty funny. Not any sort of classic, but the Red Bull + running photography bit made me laugh until I started throwing up in my throat a bit.

Loved Yes Man... it was classic Jim Carrey.  The running photography was absolutely hilarious... I also loved the bit where he's wrapping scotch tape around his head.  Very funny movie.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Tatertots on April 29, 2009, 03:19:34 PM
I'd be first in line for Ace Ventura III. Like, seriously. I grew up on those insane movies.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Nubbins on April 29, 2009, 04:13:50 PM
Oh, me too.  Ace II is a classic for so many reasons.  The first time I saw it, I didn't even really like it all that much, but every time I watch it, it just seems to get funnier and funnier.  It's even better than the first one.  I fall out of my seat every time he gets out of the mechanical rhino.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Tatertots on April 29, 2009, 04:46:11 PM
I love the monster truck scene:


Oh, lame: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844029/ No Jim Carrey. Of course it sucked.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: Nubbins on April 29, 2009, 05:50:03 PM
AWWW NO ONE WANTS TO PLAY WITH ME
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Movie Roundup 2009
Post by: nacho on April 30, 2009, 06:09:09 PM
Am I allowed to confess that I liked Night at the Museum?

Anyway, here's part two:


And I want to sleep with Amelia Earhart:

(http://www.greatsociety.org/uploads/userfiles/3/amelia.jpg)
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on May 04, 2009, 11:10:07 AM
Well, so much for the damage done by internet piracy...


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Despite the Internet leak several weeks ago of a nearly complete version of the movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine topped the May 1 weekend box office with an estimated $87 million in ticket sales domestically, the Reuters news service reported.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: Reginald McGraw on May 04, 2009, 12:32:22 PM
But it would have been 200 million without the pirates!! </corporatebullshit>
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on May 19, 2009, 05:32:42 PM
I'm finally watching the Lane/Broderick update of Producers... And it's weirdly flat and embarrassing.  I thought it was supposed to be good?  Nobody can hold a candle to any of the original actors... Will Ferrel as Liepkin (who is also cast as Hitler instead of the LSD character)?  No way.  And Broderick makes me think I'm watching a school play version with someone painfully trying to copy Gene Wilder. 
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: Cassander on May 22, 2009, 02:01:11 PM
i need to see the original.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on May 24, 2009, 02:28:27 PM
Cute story...

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Hollywood eyes $70 zombie movie wowing Cannes


CANNES, France (CNN) -- A budding British director is enjoying success on a shoestring at Cannes with "Colin," a new zombie feature that cost a scarcely believable $70 to make.

Japanese distributors are currently in negotiations for the rights to the film and buzz around the no-budget zombie chiller has attracted interest from some major American distributors -- all of which is a very nice surprise for the team behind "Colin."

"We were almost fainting at the list of people who were coming [to the final market screening of the film]," said Helen Grace of Left Films who is helping the film's director Marc Price publicize the film in Cannes. "Representatives from major American distributors -- some of the Hollywood studios."

"When we say it's a low budget film, people presume a couple of hundred thousand [dollars]. People can't figure out how it's possible. What Marc's achieved has left people astonished."

It was by advertising for volunteer zombies on social networking site Facebook, borrowing make-up from Hollywood blockbusters and teaching himself how to produce special effects that thrifty director Price was able to make the film for less than the price of a zombie DVD box set.

"The approach was to say to people, 'OK guys, we don't have any money, so bring your own equipment,'" the the 30 year-old director told CNN.

With help from a makeshift band of friends and volunteers, Price shot and edited the feature -- which ingeniously spins the zombie genre on it's head by telling the story entirely from the zombie's perspective -- over a period of 18 months while working nights part-time as a booker for a taxi company.

Online social networking was an invaluable tool in both generating buzz and cheaply sourcing the undead: "We went on Facebook and MySpace and said 'Who wants to be a zombie?'" Price told CNN. "We managed to get 50 brilliantly made up zombies and stuff them into a living room."

In keeping with Price's beg and borrow approach, most of the zombie make-up in the make-up artists' cases was inherited from other movies. "One of our make-up people came off 'X-Men 3,' so we were having the same latex that was put on Wolverine," he told CNN.

Price says he came up with the idea to make a no-budget film because he realized that he and his friends would never be able to scrape together enough money to make even a low-budget film.

"A couple of friends were round a few years ago watching Romero's 'Dawn of the Dead,' recalls Price. "And we were lamenting the fact that we could never make a zombie film -- we wouldn't be able to acquire a budget."

"Then I just woke up before everyone else -- I was probably a bit hungover -- and I wondered if a zombie movie from a zombie's perspective had been done before."

The end result is "Colin," a zombie film "with a heart," Price says, shot using production values cribbed from endless re-watching of making-of featurettes and director's commentaries from his personal DVD collection.

Zombie fan Web site zombiefriends.com called it "as original, compelling and thought provoking as [George] Romero's 'Night of the Living Dead,'" while horror magazine SCARS predicted it would "revolutionize zombie cinema."

Price hopes that the film will generate enough interest to kick-start his career and allow him to make another film. "Hopefully we'll be able to generate some interest and maybe try to get some kind of a budget for our next film -- maybe a bigger budget, £100, I don't know."

Price's cost-effective filmmaking may make him the envy of film executives sweating over whether their latest projects will break even, but even "Colin" may suffer at the market: "In a strange way it's kind of counter-productive." admits Price.

"Anyone involved in sales will say, 'Oh, it cost [$70], well how much do you expect us to pay for that?' but with the current economic climate it seems to be a great way to make movies."

So, what exactly did Price spend the famous $70 on?

"We bought a crowbar and a couple of tapes, and I think we got some tea and coffee as well -- not the expensive stuff either, the very basic kind," Price told CNN. "Just to keep the zombies happy."
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on May 28, 2009, 01:13:00 PM
You know, I'm amazed at how much of Sam Hamm's original Batman script (and later embellishments in prose and comics) influenced Batman Begins.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 28, 2009, 01:13:57 PM
You mean the version they shot or his original draft(s)?
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on May 28, 2009, 01:19:46 PM
You mean the version they shot or his original draft(s)?

A bit of both.  The Joker gassing people at the parade and so on are the parallels I'm drawing... But, yes, the expansion of the story in his drafts (and, later, in the comics) is shocking.  Hell, Liam Neeson's role and the whole thing at the temple is part of the original Hamm concept.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on May 28, 2009, 02:07:07 PM
Okay, I'm prepared to say it -- the 1989 Batman really sucks.
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Post by: Nubbins on May 28, 2009, 02:18:08 PM
I actually remember thinking it sucked when I saw it in the theater.  Nicholson is pretty good, but his few lines of brilliance barely save the movie.  The second one straight up blows goats... I think it might have been the last of that series I actually watched.
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Post by: nacho on May 28, 2009, 02:25:30 PM
Yeah, I didn't watch after the second one either. 

It's been a long time since I saw the first one... And it was refreshing at the time because we didn't have very many good comic book movies.  But, man, it does not stand the test of time.  At all.

And I'm amazed at how much of Batman Begins is in the movie, and in the cut scenes from the Hamm script.  Batman Begins is what Batman should have been.
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Post by: Nubbins on May 28, 2009, 02:41:10 PM
Oh yeah... these recent iterations have both been classics.  You'll watch them 20 years from now and they'll have lost none of their punch.
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Post by: nacho on May 28, 2009, 02:45:07 PM
Yeah, no doubt.  Batman Begins is, really, revolutionary in terms of chnaging the tone of comic book movies.  Kind of shaking loose all the glitz and stupid homage to the 1930's comic book shit and just giving us the story.

And, of course, Ledger's Joker in Dark Knight far outshines Nicholson's ham-handed attempt.  That's an immortal performance right there.  On par with River Phoenix doing young Indy in Last Crusade.
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Post by: nacho on June 02, 2009, 11:22:03 AM
What kind of retarded packaging is this?  Six movies with KIRK AND SPOCK!!!  OMG!  UHURA TOO!!!

(http://www.greatsociety.org/uploads/userfiles/3/StarTrekCollectionReview1-thumb-300x345-18806.jpg)

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Post by: Tatertots on June 02, 2009, 11:27:44 AM
Six movin' pit-chures?! YEE HAW GOLLY!
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Post by: nacho on June 19, 2009, 12:01:41 PM
I was hoping this wasn't true...but...

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Mere days after Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull star Shia LaBeouf dropped the bombshell hint that director Steven Spielberg had "cracked" the story for a fifth Indy adventure, producer Frank Marshall is now confirming another movie is indeed in the works.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on June 19, 2009, 12:40:14 PM
Why, why, why?

I know...


$, $, $.
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Post by: Cassander on June 19, 2009, 03:14:19 PM
what i want to know is how this kid:

(http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/7836/shialabeouf400ds0827ny9.jpg)

became box office gold. 
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Post by: nacho on June 21, 2009, 04:20:11 PM
Was forced to download and watch Crank 2 by a pouting redhead.  And, now, I'm prepared to say that it's the greatest movie ever made.  I have no idea what I just watched, and can't recall any of it beyond random, brightly-colored flashes, but I know that I'm up and running around the apartment making airplane noises.
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Post by: Cassander on June 21, 2009, 06:32:47 PM
that's how i felt about crank 1! haven't seen the sequel yet.
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Post by: nacho on July 02, 2009, 11:11:47 AM
Haha!  I love it!

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Post by: RottingCorpse on July 02, 2009, 11:41:28 AM
I saw the Robogeisha trailer the other day and thought, "Why didn't I make this movie?"
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Post by: nacho on July 03, 2009, 12:17:10 PM
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"Fringe" co-producer/writer Brad Caleb Kane will be writing a movie based on the View-Master toy, which first came on the market in 1939.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=56857#
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Post by: Cassander on July 06, 2009, 01:32:10 AM
...and 80s toy nostalgia movies start down the other side of the bell curve.
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Post by: nacho on July 08, 2009, 11:16:17 AM
The real joke is that it'll be better than the MacGyver movies...


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Will Forte's bumbling Saturday Night Live spy MacGruber is headed for the big screen in a movie to be directed by Jorma Taccone, the actor who played Chaka in the recent Land of the Lost movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter; Kristen Wiig will reprise her Vicki character for the feature, and Val Kilmer and Ryan Phillippe are in talks to join the cast
.
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Post by: nacho on July 23, 2009, 12:36:47 PM
So...a sequel to 300.

Yep.
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Post by: Cassander on July 23, 2009, 09:40:35 PM
300 II: Rise of the Thessolonikans!
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Post by: nacho on July 24, 2009, 07:42:30 AM
There is plenty of fighting after it... But it's all just all-out slog-fest stuff.  No heroics, no stories. Just the Greeks throwing everything they have at the Persians and the PErsians routinely showing an inability for even the most basic military strategy.  

I mean, the next army you meet has walled itself in on a narrow spit of land.  The sea on both sides, and your navy is tied up elsewhere.  The army is deeply entrenched and you've just burned their city and supply lines, so you...attack head on?  Really?

Normally, yes.  But that comes after the devastating set-back at the Gates and another major fuck-up with a similar sized army...and the fact that the Athenians are turning your navy into drift wood.
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Post by: Cassander on July 24, 2009, 12:03:19 PM
i don't think we have to worry about any of that in 300-2.  i wouldn't be surprised if they go hunting dinosaurs or invade africa or something.
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Post by: Nubbins on July 24, 2009, 12:15:34 PM
Wait, shouldn't it be 600?
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Post by: Nubbins on July 24, 2009, 12:15:56 PM
no no, I'm sorry... 302
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Post by: Cassander on July 24, 2009, 08:22:59 PM
i think it should be 301 dalmations.
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Post by: nacho on July 25, 2009, 08:16:44 AM
Xerxes wants a coat!  A coat made out of Spartans!
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Post by: nacho on August 12, 2009, 11:43:13 AM
First a Viewfinder movie, and now...

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In a world in which Hasbro's Transformers and G.I. Joe are adapted into movies that gross hundreds of millions of dollars, to say nothing of sales of DVDs and tie-in products, it seems inevitable that more movies based on toy lines should be on the way. But... a movie based on Lego?

Warner Brothers announced it today, but no details.
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Post by: Cassander on August 16, 2009, 02:13:45 AM
makes complete sense.  in that Lego said, "yes, we will take a license check for $25 million for you to go and bang your head against the wall and try to write a Lego script."
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Post by: nacho on August 18, 2009, 04:15:59 PM
Tarantino's favorite movies since he started directing:

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Post by: nacho on August 18, 2009, 04:24:10 PM
By the way, it's an awesome list and I love Tarantino.
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Post by: Nubbins on August 18, 2009, 04:35:09 PM
Awesome... I love Tarantino.

I also like that his list includes some not-so-obscure films like Fight Club, The Matrix and Dazed and Confused.  I loved Dogville too!  I had totally forgotten how much I enjoyed that movie until he mentioned it... I actually had to look it up again, but man... powerful stuff.  

Ha!  He's so right about Speed too!  I definitely remember sitting in the theater watching that for the first time.  So intense!

Man, a bunch of these are going in my Netflix queue right now.
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Post by: nacho on August 18, 2009, 04:48:12 PM
Yeah, that's what I'm going to do.  Queue up the 20!  Watch them in order.

You've seen Battle Royale, right?  I totally agree with it being number one.  The quintessential reality-show-gone-too-far tale.
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Post by: Nubbins on August 18, 2009, 04:54:33 PM
I have not!  It's at the top of my list right now though.
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Post by: Nubbins on August 18, 2009, 04:57:25 PM
I think the thing I like most about Tarantino is that he's not snobby about his list.  Sure, he loves some esoteric, foreign stuff, but he's not afraid to admit that some brilliance exists in the mainstream, mega-blockbusters as well.
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Post by: nacho on August 18, 2009, 05:01:47 PM
I love his Matrix points, as well.  It just has to stay on the list, but it sure has been tainted.

Though I'd be willing to debate Supercop.  Police Story 2 has some amazing stunts.  More so than the more Hollywoodized Michelle Yeoh stunts.  And, of course, Police Story One (The Protector in the States) has the great shanty town car chase --


Though, because Supercop was getting the huge international retrofit, they were able to clean it up compared to the somewhat cookie-cutter storylines in the first two movies. 
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Post by: Nubbins on August 18, 2009, 05:05:47 PM
Rumble in the Bronx > Supercop
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Post by: Nubbins on August 18, 2009, 05:10:04 PM
Actually though... Supercop had Devo covering Nine Inch Nails' Head Like a Hole on the soundtrack, so that makes them even in my book.
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Post by: nacho on August 18, 2009, 05:12:58 PM
Rumble in the Bronx is more traditional Chan, so, yes, I agree.  Supercop is sort of like Jackie Chan 2.0.  Which is a shame.  I love his 80's stuff.  Project A, Armor of God... All amazing stuff.  Kung-Fu Buster Keaton.

It's a stunt gone wrong in the first Armor of God where he lost half his skull.  They put in a metal plate, got him a wig, and he was back to filming two weeks later!
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Post by: Tatertots on August 19, 2009, 03:49:45 AM
Oh, god, I love the old Chan movies. Everything from the 70s through the 90s, before Hollywood softened him up. Just amazing. When I was a kid, I wear those rented VHS tapes through just rewinding the action sequences 20 times in a row.

Nacho - Was that the leap from the wall to the tree?
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Post by: nacho on August 19, 2009, 08:10:32 AM

Nacho - Was that the leap from the wall to the tree?

Yep.  You get to see it all in the outtakes.

God...now I want to watch them all again.  The clocktower stunt (and comical bike chase before) in Project A came to mind last night.

Here in German!

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Post by: Nubbins on August 19, 2009, 01:45:41 PM

I love this ... I forgot they were listening to Ministry when he walks in and destroys the stereo!

Chan's broken English made the movie that much more fun.
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Post by: Cassander on August 21, 2009, 12:04:33 PM
http://www.cloudywithachanceofmeatballs.com/

i really think we've turned the corner on kids' movies.  almost everything looks really cool, cute, and outside of the box nowadays, from Wall-E to Coraline to this. 
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on August 21, 2009, 02:46:22 PM
Loved the book growing up.
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Post by: Tatertots on August 21, 2009, 03:00:23 PM
http://www.cloudywithachanceofmeatballs.com/

i really think we've turned the corner on kids' movies.  almost everything looks really cool, cute, and outside of the box nowadays, from Wall-E to Coraline to this. 

Blah blah Dave Eggers blah blah, I know, but Where the Wild Things Are looks really compelling. Kid's movies are really something different these  days. I want to credit Pixar with the transformation because before they came around, Disney was putting out absolute garbage and getting away with it because… that's all there was.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on August 21, 2009, 03:07:58 PM
Yeah...I wonder how long that will last, now that Pixar's been bought out.  So far, so good.
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Post by: Cassander on August 21, 2009, 09:49:25 PM
who did they get bought out by now?
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Post by: nacho on August 21, 2009, 11:22:54 PM
Yeah...last I heard Pixar had the Scrooge McDuck tower and was diving into money all on their own.  No buyout.
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Post by: Nubbins on August 22, 2009, 12:44:37 PM
I want to credit Pixar with the transformation because before they came around, Disney was putting out absolute garbage and getting away with it because… that's all there was.

Hey... Aladdin was fantastic!

But, yeah... I have yet to see a Pixar movie that didn't have me laughing my ass off. 
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Post by: Nubbins on August 23, 2009, 01:30:18 PM
Ok, so I watched Battle Royale last night and it was fucking awesome.  The violence really kind of kicks you in the gut repeatedly for 2 hours.  It was a great movie.

I'm still a bit confused why Tarantino would pick this and leave Oldboy off his list.  I thought Oldboy was a better movie, but it has been a long time since I watched it.
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Post by: Nubbins on August 23, 2009, 01:38:39 PM
HAHAHAHA

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Post by: nacho on August 23, 2009, 02:09:04 PM
Oldboy is great...but, really, do you think of it as a Tarantino movie?  Compared to BR?  I see why he picked it.

I also think Oldboy is the less original of the vengeance trilogy.  So, compared to the other two, it sort of pales a bit... In the end, it's formulaic...It's brilliantly crafted, but we've seen it all before.

When BR first came out, it was wild.  The modern update of Running Man.
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Post by: Nubbins on August 23, 2009, 02:54:53 PM
Ok, that makes sense.  BR is definitely more of a Japanese Tarantino movie.  The tension at the beginning when the game is first starting is just incredible.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on August 24, 2009, 01:32:42 PM
who did they get bought out by now?

Yeah...last I heard Pixar had the Scrooge McDuck tower and was diving into money all on their own.  No buyout.

Well there was the whole, "Disney bought them in 2006" thing...

http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/news/companies/disney_pixar_deal/
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Post by: Nubbins on August 25, 2009, 11:52:25 AM
Also:  Magnolia > Boogie Nights

I can see why Boogie Nights made his list and Magnolia didn't though.
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Post by: nacho on August 26, 2009, 07:57:30 AM
The only thing I remember from Boogie Nights is Heather Graham Nudity Saturation combined with Things I Want Her To Do To Me.

 
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Post by: Nubbins on August 26, 2009, 11:19:06 AM
Boogie Nights was the shit.  It was definitely a great movie.
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Post by: nacho on September 01, 2009, 03:15:02 PM
So, RC...no reaction from you about Disney buying Marvel?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on September 02, 2009, 09:49:52 AM
Marvel's declared bankruptcy so many times that it's actualy nice to see them now owned by someone who has a track record for weathering financial storms.

All I have to say is that Disney now owns Marvel AND Pixar which could be a match made in geek heaven.
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Post by: Nubbins on September 02, 2009, 10:54:49 AM
So I'm working my way through the movies on Tarantino's list I haven't seen yet.  Last night I watched Memories of Murder, a movie about South Korea's first documented serial killer.  It was a fantastic movie.  It's interesting to see a movie about small town police working in what amounts to the forensic stone age trying to piece together enough evidence to catch a killer.  Good stuff.  Tonight I should be getting Joint Security Area, another Korean flick.
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Post by: Nubbins on September 02, 2009, 02:37:45 PM
So, RC...no reaction from you about Disney buying Marvel?

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/9/2/rightsizing/
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Post by: nacho on September 02, 2009, 04:58:49 PM
So 9 hasn't really been on my radar...until I watched the original short film (which the movie is based on):


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9_%282009_film%29
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Post by: Nubbins on September 02, 2009, 05:15:20 PM
That was cool... kinda makes me think of Wall-E... and sackboy from Little Big Planet.
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Post by: nacho on September 05, 2009, 08:27:10 AM
A wonderful version of District 9 has leaked.  The Russian DVD, again.  But it looks great, sounds great, and has all the subtitles.

Waiting for The Road, now.  I bet I'll have it by the 20th of this month.
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Post by: nacho on September 05, 2009, 12:14:21 PM
Well, a bit of a struggle to find a version of District 9 with subtitles... But I did.  Note to downloaders -- the initial devise download does not have subs, even though it claims that it does.  This was fixed with a release today.  So watch the dates... Yesterday's is bad.

While waiting for the new download to finish, we watched Up.  By far the bloodiest, most violent, and most touching Pixar yet.  Amazing.
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Post by: Cassander on September 05, 2009, 08:29:21 PM
Up was awesome.  we saw it in 3-D, which made it awesomer.  though i was glad I wasn't a dad when, at the beginning, the couple finds out they can't have kids.  cause that would be a hard thing to explain.
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Post by: nacho on September 05, 2009, 08:37:51 PM
Yeah, there were some deeply dark moments there. 
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Post by: Tatertots on September 05, 2009, 10:00:25 PM
That's Pixar's M.O. these days. Kid-friendly movie with some adult punch to them.
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Post by: nacho on September 05, 2009, 10:36:57 PM
And let's hope they keep it up.
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Post by: Cassander on September 06, 2009, 04:58:07 AM
just saw Donnie Darko at the Midnite Movie...it was the director's cut, which I haven't seen.  He really lays it all out on the table.  i think I like the original better.  or maybe i'm just biased cause i've seen the original like 20 times. 
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Post by: nacho on September 06, 2009, 09:08:55 AM
Donnie Darko's a strange one.  It just feels pretentious these days. 
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Post by: Cassander on September 06, 2009, 01:38:34 PM
don't judge a movie by its fans. 
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Post by: nacho on September 06, 2009, 02:10:58 PM
Or its  multiple sequels.
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Post by: Cassander on September 06, 2009, 04:44:00 PM
homo.
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Post by: nacho on September 06, 2009, 08:20:27 PM
homo.

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Post by: Cassander on September 11, 2009, 01:54:29 PM
so I saw the commercial for "Surrogates" last night, then tried to remember the last movie Bruce Willis was in.  oh yeah...Die Hard 4.  *shoots self*

anyway, the movie looks surprisingly unlike the comic book miniseries.  go figure! 

oh, yeah, and the same goes for Whiteout.  I'll post both of them later if anyone is interested. 
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Post by: nacho on September 11, 2009, 02:13:44 PM
I'm vaguely interested in Whiteout if I don't have to use more than one calorie to watch it, and have put no thought towards Surrogates.
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Post by: Cassander on September 11, 2009, 02:15:54 PM
i meant the comics.
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Post by: nacho on September 11, 2009, 02:17:33 PM
Oh!  Well, yes, then.
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Post by: nacho on September 11, 2009, 02:19:36 PM
Wow...and just now the Starlog review of Whiteout came up on Reader...and they tore it to pieces.
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Post by: nacho on September 11, 2009, 06:30:21 PM
Haha!  The title of Scifi Wire's review of Whiteout:

Quote
See Kate Beckinsale naked! And, oh yeah, there's a movie ...
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Post by: monkey! on September 12, 2009, 07:59:59 AM
Is she naked a lot, and what does she do whilst naked?
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Post by: nacho on September 12, 2009, 09:43:15 AM
Don't know.  I think there's just a shower scene.
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Post by: monkey! on September 12, 2009, 01:03:04 PM
I was hoping for a Chloe S' style bj scene.
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Post by: nacho on September 15, 2009, 10:52:09 AM
http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/no-us-distributor-charles-darwin-mov


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It seems the film Creation, a major-production biopic about Charles Darwin starring Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly, won't be seen in the United States because no distributor with the guts to stand up to the religious right in this country can be found:

    The film was chosen to open the Toronto Film Festival and has its British premiere on Sunday. It has been sold in almost every territory around the world, from Australia to Scandinavia.

    However, US distributors have resolutely passed on a film which will prove hugely divisive in a country where, according to a Gallup poll conducted in February, only 39 per cent of Americans believe in the theory of evolution.

    Movieguide.org, an influential site which reviews films from a Christian perspective, described Darwin as the father of eugenics and denounced him as "a racist, a bigot and an 1800s naturalist whose legacy is mass murder". His "half-baked theory" directly influenced Adolf Hitler and led to "atrocities, crimes against humanity, cloning and genetic engineering", the site stated.

    The film has sparked fierce debate on US Christian websites, with a typical comment dismissing evolution as "a silly theory with a serious lack of evidence to support it despite over a century of trying".

    Jeremy Thomas, the Oscar-winning producer of Creation, said he was astonished that such attitudes exist 150 years after On The Origin of Species was published.

    "That's what we're up against. In 2009. It's amazing," he said.

    "The film has no distributor in America. It has got a deal everywhere else in the world but in the US, and it's because of what the film is about. People have been saying this is the best film they've seen all year, yet nobody in the US has picked it up.

    "It is unbelievable to us that this is still a really hot potato in America. There's still a great belief that He made the world in six days. It's quite difficult for we in the UK to imagine religion in America. We live in a country which is no longer so religious. But in the US, outside of New York and LA, religion rules.

    "Charles Darwin is, I suppose, the hero of the film. But we tried to make the film in a very even-handed way. Darwin wasn't saying 'kill all religion', he never said such a thing, but he is a totem for people."

No wonder conservatives believe liberals lack the courage of their convictions. We prove them right every other day.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on September 15, 2009, 12:54:23 PM
Silly.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on September 15, 2009, 07:36:47 PM
Scary.

Quote
according to a Gallup poll conducted in February, only 39 per cent of Americans believe in the theory of evolution.
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Post by: Tatertots on September 15, 2009, 09:15:12 PM
Man, after all this insane bullshit with health care and the idiot Glen Beck fans and whatnot, I'm almost as pessimistic about the future of the country than I was in November of 2004.

I need to stop reading the news.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on September 15, 2009, 09:18:17 PM
I was talking to a friend about this the other day.  He said, "Hey, people are passionate and getting involved!"  But I say that people are (still) horribly polarized and uninformed.
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Post by: Cassander on September 15, 2009, 09:47:44 PM
yes, but I'm sure that Capitalism, A Love story will be the Michael Moore film that FINALLY convinces everyone how wrong they are.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on September 16, 2009, 11:13:27 AM
Haha, yes, I'm sure!
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Post by: Tatertots on September 25, 2009, 04:38:18 AM
Holy shit the "new" Rambo fucking sucked.

I didn't know it was possible to make a movie that bad.
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Post by: nacho on October 25, 2009, 03:22:20 PM
Just for us boys -- The Tournament!

I downloaded it on a lark, but it's actually quite awesome.  Basically just a ripoff of Series 7, except without the Big Brother aspect.  It's 90 minutes of mindless, stupid fun.  With a great cast.  Carlyle, Ving Rhames, and B-list action queen Kelly Hu. 

http://www.netflix.com/Movie/The_Tournament/70118785

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0471041/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tournament_%28film%29
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Post by: nacho on October 28, 2009, 08:09:13 AM
There's been quite an explosion about Paranormal Activity.  The festival cut from 2007 leaked and, apparently, is wildly different from the Paramount release -- which pussied up the ending and added ten minutes of padding, as well as including a terribly annoying "demon sound". 

The filmmakers, Paramount, and many horror blogs have been scolding the public for watching the festival cut and stealing the movie, even though it's been catapulted to the Land of Golden Eggs. 

But what I enjoy is how a few of the horror blogs are saying, uh, the festival cut is a better movie than Paramount's over-hyped trash.

So I'm downloading the festival cut. and will watch it at work tomorrow.

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Post by: Nubbins on October 29, 2009, 11:48:05 AM
I watched JCVD last night and it was great.  

(http://i36.tinypic.com/2rf9an5.jpg)

Jean-Claude Van Damme plays himself, a washed-up, 47 year-old actor who's losing a bitter custody battle with his ex, is flat broke and has a life that is falling apart all around him.  When he goes to the post office in a desperate attempt to get some cash to pay his attorney, he's inadvertently caught in the middle of a robbery.  The entire situation is made even worse when the police mistakenly believe Jean-Claude has gone crazy and is holding dozens of people hostage.

Ultimately, the movie is a pretty decent dark comedy.  I really enjoyed it; maybe more than I've ever enjoyed a Jean-Claude flick.  I think the movie itself is made better by the fact that Jean-Claude actually has some acting chops and seems to have a pretty good sense of humor about himself and the life he's led.  

Equal parts action, comedy and introspective drama, this is a movie definitely worth checking out.  I gave it a 4 out of 5.
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Post by: nacho on October 29, 2009, 11:54:34 AM
Yeah, downloaded long ago and never got around to it.  I'll try and get it in me tomorrow.
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Post by: nacho on November 11, 2009, 07:37:20 PM
Just watched Pandorum.  It was fucking awesome...kind of Event Horizon meets Descent meets Fight Club.  Well worth watching.

It's also what Event Horizon should have been.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1188729/

http://www.pandorummovie.com/
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 11, 2009, 08:52:47 PM
Netflix instant watch?

[shame] I secretly love Event Horizon. [/shame]
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Post by: nacho on November 11, 2009, 10:52:34 PM
Not out on DVD yet. 

Oh, and, the same guy who made Event Horizon (Paul Anderson) made this movie.  I guess I should mention that connection, eh?  It's sort of the non-studio-influenced version of Event Horizon.  The ultimate director's cut.
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Post by: Cassander on November 12, 2009, 01:38:44 AM
i'm not ashamed to say i loved Event Horizon as well, but i haven't seen it in about 8 years, so.
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Post by: Nubbins on November 12, 2009, 12:33:32 PM
Completely unrelated, but was Babylon A.D. any good?
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Post by: nacho on November 12, 2009, 12:46:02 PM
I haven't seen it.  Yet another movie downloaded and forgotten on the external HD!
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Post by: Cassander on November 12, 2009, 01:01:36 PM
Is that the sequel to Titan AE?
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Post by: Nubbins on November 12, 2009, 01:57:22 PM
When I saw the preview, I thought it was another Pitch Black sequel and I got all excited.  Turns out it's not and that it's already on DVD, so it probably sucks.

Also, I just moved Visioneers to the top of my queue... it's a Zach Galafianakis movie and it sounds pretty cool.
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Post by: Cassander on November 12, 2009, 02:00:22 PM
YES! Visioneers is one of the best movies I've seen all year.  I thought I started a thread about it....?
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Post by: Cassander on November 19, 2009, 10:46:38 AM
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RiffTrax: Christmas Shorts-Stravaganza!
12/16/2009 - 12/17/2009

EVENT OVERVIEW
The stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 are back on the big screen this holiday season with special guest "Weird Al" Yankovic! 

Grab your friends for this one-of-a-kind hilarious holiday event! RiffTrax: Christmas Shorts-Stravaganza will broadcast LIVE to movie theatres nationwide on Wednesday, December 16th with an ENCORE on Thursday, December 17th. Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), now of RiffTrax.com, will zing their wisecracking commentary at a wonderfully warped collection of Christmas shorts for some much needed comic relief.

The evening will feature a collection of brand new and old favorite shorts including the bizarre animated “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” classic commercials and a musical short extolling the virtues of pork.

Both shows, at least in my area, are at 7pm, which will make it hard for my retail-workin' ass to get to, but I would suggest this as a great alternative Christmas celebration for you and all your alternative friends.
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Post by: Nubbins on November 20, 2009, 03:04:24 PM
Jeffers morning!
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Post by: Cassander on November 21, 2009, 08:25:23 PM
jeffers morning!
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Post by: Tatertots on November 22, 2009, 03:11:26 AM
Man. The S.F. Chronicle review of New Moon is great!

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... We get a suffering James Dean in whiteface, the teenage vampire named Edward (Robert Pattinson), who adores Bella (Stewart). But he can't kiss her without moaning and turning colors, because if he loses control he might open up one of her veins. Edward has been a teenager for almost a hundred years, and he's still no good at it.

...

In addition, there's lots of naïve conversation about what will happen in 50 years, when Bella is old and Edward, an immortal, is still young. Surprisingly, there's no conversation at all about what's going to happen when Bella is, say, 21, and the idea of dating a guy who can only kiss her - and even then, not without going into spasms - becomes less than completely satisfying.
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Post by: nacho on December 02, 2009, 09:49:24 PM
None But the Brave.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059518/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/None_But_the_Brave

http://www.netflix.com/Movie/None_But_the_Brave/70095061

Watching it now.  The only movie Frank Sinatra wrote and directed and, fuck, it's awesome.

Well...so far.

It takes place on a remote, uncharted island held by a tiny Japanese garrison.  The Japs have long been cut off and living on the land, all but forgotten by the Empire and the Allies. 

One day, a Zero suicidally takes on a transport plane and the escort.  Splash the Zero and the fighters, but the transport crashlands unharmed.  On board:  A bitter pilot (and ranking officer), a drunk pacifistic Navy Corpsman, and a small troop of Marines headed by a green, by-the-book lieutenant.

Radio's busted, so the yanks are on their own...

Basically, it's Enemy Mine.  The Yanks end up having to work with the Japs to get off the island.  However, the Yanks are at odds through and through.  The pilot captain and the Marines don't see eye to eye, and the Corpsman thinks everyone's a cunt.

Really very awesome.  I'll check back in at the end to see if it keeps the quality...

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Post by: nacho on December 02, 2009, 11:28:24 PM
Yes.  Well worth queuing up.  It's nothing truly spectacular, but it's certainly a somewhat unique (and strangely powerful, in the end) entry into old school WWII movies.
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Post by: Nubbins on December 02, 2009, 11:33:55 PM
Dude, this sounds awesome.  I will definitely check it out.

Have you seen Midway or Tora! Tora! Tora! ?  The special effects are AMAZING.... you watch the airfields blowing up and it's like, shit... I guarantee you stunt men lost limbs doing those movies.
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Post by: nacho on December 03, 2009, 07:26:14 AM
Well, both Midway and Tora used the same footage...which is actual footage. John Ford was with the Marines on Midway, filming in color, in 1942, and put together the propaganda film (which was remade in the 70's, using the same model shots and the same real-life battle shots).  The 70's Midway had no original effects -- if it wasn't actual battle footage (which we're now seeing again "for the first time" in Discovery's WWII in color or whatever), it was a mix of effects from that original Midway, Tora, Tora, Tora, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, and Away All Boats.

Some huge controversy around the Midway remake because of that.  Actually sunk the filn (ho ho) in the box office.

So your airfields being blown up are real airfields really being blown up.  And your extras losing limbs are actually drafted farm boys who had never left Idaho till 1942 and you're watching them die.

As to the effects -- the 1942 Midway got an Academy Award for them.  It is, actually, amazing that those model shots could be reused in 1976 and still look so good.  But...the 1942 Midway was a government funded (and the sky was the limit) propaganda film. 



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Post by: Nubbins on December 03, 2009, 02:30:48 PM
Well, I don't think that's entirely true.  I read about the movie and, yes, those are real planes being destroyed, but I think that the destruction was set up specifically for the movie.  It was my understanding that it wasn't actual war footage being used, but real planes from the war that had either been junked or captured by the allies... I could be wrong, though.

It is completely obvious in both that they used some of the same stock footage in each movie.  Tora is, in my opinion, way better than Midway.
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Post by: nacho on December 03, 2009, 04:05:18 PM
Oh yes, Tora is much better.

And, yes, there are lots of sets and models and set-up scenes (again, that's what the Academy was for in the 40's version).

Some good points on how they set them up:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway_%28film%29#Authenticity_of_the_combat_footage

But that John Ford footage is all real.  He was with the guys on Midway Island itself.
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Post by: nacho on December 03, 2009, 04:23:48 PM
And, yeah, I do see where you're right -- just responding quickly because AAAHHH!!!
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Post by: nacho on January 09, 2010, 04:15:39 PM
FAQ's About Time Travel:


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910554/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frequently_Asked_Questions_About_Time_Travel

It's not brilliant...but it's cute and fun and has several laugh out loud moments.

Also -- Final Countdown!

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Post by: nacho on January 09, 2010, 04:19:05 PM
The NW encourages that you listen to this version of Final Countdown:

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Post by: Cassander on January 10, 2010, 07:40:52 PM
so, I knew it was going to suck, but I sat beside the girlfriend and watched The Lovely Bones anyway.  It's like What Dreams May Come if it was written by Kristen Stewart.  Did Peter Jackson have to make this film or something?  It did give me some more evidence for my theory that great directors can make mediocre actors great, but left to their own devices actors like Mark Whalberg and Rachel Weisz will always drift into unwatchable blandness.  
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Post by: nacho on January 10, 2010, 09:19:35 PM
Yes, he did have to make it!  That's something he's said several times in the LotR interviews and what not.  He sold his soul to make those movies.
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Post by: nacho on January 19, 2010, 08:42:11 AM
Lionsgate buys the entire Terminator franchise for just 15 million. 

I'm a bit stunned that the franchise has fallen so far it's now the penny stock in Hollywood.

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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 19, 2010, 09:09:53 AM
Times are tough in Hollywood and Terminator Salvation didn't make all that much money.

Lionsgate has a lot of respect for genre fare, so maybe this is a good home.
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Post by: nacho on January 19, 2010, 01:10:40 PM
Hi!

Mel Gibson says he'll be in Mad Max IV.

Okay, I'm off to the suicide hut.  Bye!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 19, 2010, 01:21:52 PM
He's too old. Would you balk at a reboot?
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Post by: nacho on January 19, 2010, 01:23:50 PM
He's too old.

I'm glad a concern like that was in place for Shatner and Ford!

Oh, wait...
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 19, 2010, 01:24:30 PM
Ford was too old.

Shatner is NEVER too old.
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Post by: nacho on January 19, 2010, 01:25:27 PM
Haha!  "First star on the right, and straight on till morning!"
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 19, 2010, 01:26:28 PM
You eluded my question in regards to a Mad Max reboot.
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Post by: nacho on January 19, 2010, 01:28:37 PM
I tuned it out.  I just saw "Tigers...are...cute."
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 19, 2010, 01:31:31 PM
LOL.

Well played.
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Post by: nacho on January 25, 2010, 07:30:37 PM
Okay, so, I'm fucking forcing the goddamned motherfucking NW to watch Star Trek II tonight because she can't fucking put this off any longer.  The greatest sci-fi movie ever made, man! 

An 8 million dollar budget (versus the 46 million for The Motion Picture), written by someone who hated Star Trek (Meyer was brought in after they fired Roddenberry and wrote the script in 12 days).  The "last" Star Trek movie (thus Spock's death...exept Nimoy loved the movie so much he demanded an opening be made for Star Trek III, so he's the reason Star Trek continued past '82). 

I just want to whisper Khan's lines in her ear as he says them.

Oh, no...no, Kirk, no.  You can't run.  From hell's heart, I stab at thee.  With my last breath, I spit...at....thee.... *BONG!!!!*


Genesis has been activated!!!!!!!


COUNTDOWN SUPER DUPER FREAKOUT 0005 00004 00003

AAAHHHH!!!!!!


KABOOM!

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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 25, 2010, 08:26:59 PM
"Our shields are down."

"Raise them."

" . . . . I CAN'T!!!!!"
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Post by: Cassander on January 25, 2010, 09:39:11 PM
ashamed to admit I've never seen Star Trek 1,2, or 3.  Well, maybe I'm not ashamed.  But my inner geek is lacking some street cred.
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Post by: nacho on January 26, 2010, 07:40:27 AM
Holy fuck, Cass.  I don't know what to say.  That admission is going to keep me up at night.
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Post by: Poppy Propercock on January 26, 2010, 03:08:51 PM
ashamed to admit I've never seen Star Trek 1,2, or 3.  Well, maybe I'm not ashamed.  But my inner geek is lacking some street cred.

Thank god there's someone else out there who missed them, too.  Though, I did enjoy watching Wrath of Khan last night - there's just something about having Nach there mouthing every line throughout the whole movie, and grabbing my arms and shaking me when it gets exciting.  I'm worn out!
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Post by: Nubbins on January 26, 2010, 03:16:01 PM
I have seen Howard the Duck.
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Post by: nacho on January 26, 2010, 03:18:33 PM
ashamed to admit I've never seen Star Trek 1,2, or 3.  Well, maybe I'm not ashamed.  But my inner geek is lacking some street cred.

Thank god there's someone else out there who missed them, too.  Though, I did enjoy watching Wrath of Khan last night - there's just something about having Nach there mouthing every line throughout the whole movie, and grabbing my arms and shaking me when it gets exciting.  I'm worn out!

Next up -- Shatner kicks Christopher Lloyd repeatedly in the face, manly-looking Robin Curtis molests a young Spock, John Larroquette plays America's Dumbest Klingon, and the Star Trek quote that launched a comical t-shirt sensation all in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock!
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Post by: Poppy Propercock on January 26, 2010, 03:41:52 PM
You'll have to get me some mescaline, first.
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Post by: nacho on January 26, 2010, 04:20:04 PM
You'll have to get me some mescaline, first.

That's Star Trek 5.
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Post by: Nubbins on January 26, 2010, 05:40:30 PM
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Post by: nacho on January 26, 2010, 05:45:01 PM
Dude...the Highlander one is great.

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Post by: Nubbins on January 26, 2010, 05:56:48 PM
You know, they have like 3 volumes of 30 Second Bunnies available for streaming on Netflix instant watch?  They're awesome.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 26, 2010, 06:31:53 PM
I love the bunnies . . .

http://www.angryalien.com
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Post by: RottingCorpse on February 22, 2010, 05:50:45 PM
And as the republic continues to crumble . . .

Quote
EXCLUSIVE NEWS: Wesley Snipes says he's interested in doing Blade 4!
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Post by: nacho on February 22, 2010, 05:53:45 PM
I can't remember Blade 3.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on February 22, 2010, 05:59:07 PM
Jessica Beil . . .
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Post by: nacho on February 23, 2010, 11:30:59 AM
Grindstone Road sucks.  Truly Rifftrax worthy.

I like how they're in this obviously evil haunted house and the kid appears to be out to kill them all or something then, when Fairuza Balk is drugged and actually meets the ghost kid in a dream state, the ghost kid is well behaved and blandly friendly. 

*GHOST KID*  :drama!:

Oh, my, hello!  Welcome to my tea party!  Pip pip!  We're here at the edge of the evil woods and all that.  I say, looks like rain today.  Do you have enough cake?
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Post by: nacho on February 23, 2010, 11:40:15 AM
Haha!  Holy shit.  This movie is so poorly written and acted.

*scary tense music*

*broken phone rings*

*AAAAHHHHH OMG*

Fairuza:  Hello?

Ghost kid (still bland):  Hi.  It's me.

Fairuza:  AAAAHHHHH *hangs up*

*broken phone rings again*

Fairuza:  What do you want?

Ghost kid:  To be your friend.

Fairuza:  You can't, because you live in a different world.

(They converse calmly for a bit.)
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Post by: nacho on March 09, 2010, 01:33:06 PM
Quote
When John Hughes left us in August 2009, it was presumed that he had long ago put away his pen and turned his back on the movie business. But a recent article in Vanity Fair -- an interview with his sons -- revealed that he had continued writing through the years.

Now, one of those newly discovered screenplays might make it to the big screen. Paramount Pictures has reportedly purchased the rights to Hughes' Grisby's Go Broke, the story of a dysfunctional Chicago family that is financially ruined when the economy went to hell.

The Grisby's "are forced to move to the sticks losing their friends, all of the while becoming closer to one another,” according to Slashfilm.com. "The tone is said to be similar to Modern Family."
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Post by: RottingCorpse on March 11, 2010, 05:44:19 PM
I can't decide if the business model of Sci-Fi (Sorry, "Scy-Fy.") is sheer genius or totally insane.

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ERIC ROBERTS VS. “SHARKTOPUS”!

Not since the liger has an animal hybrid generated so much buzz. Syfy has announced that Eric Roberts will star in SHARKTOPUS, a new Original Movie being produced by Roger Corman that will premiere on the channel later this year.

Roberts is no stranger to creature features or Corman, having previously appeared in the Corman-produced RAPTOR (in which he contended with dinosaur clones) and CYCLOPS (in which he went up against the mythological one-eyed giant—as Emperor Tiberius!). The actor—whose higher-profile recent fantasy credits include THE DARK KNIGHT and a guest-star stint on HEROES last month—plays a research scientist who, along with his daughter, develops a secret military weapon: a hybrid shark/octopus that goes on a destructive and deadly rampage along the resort beaches of Mexico.

SHARKTOPUS is being produced by Corman and his wife Julie and directed by Syfy feature vet Declan O’Brien (ROCK MONSTER, MONSTER ARK and CYCLOPS, plus the recent WRONG TURN III: LEFT FOR DEAD for Fox); shooting has already commenced in Mexico. “Part of the deal that we made with Roger was that he also has to do a cameo in the film,” a Syfy source tells Fango. Look for more updates on SHARKTOPUS on this site soon.
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Post by: nacho on March 11, 2010, 05:50:22 PM
Just when you thought your nuclear submarine was safe!

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Post by: nacho on March 12, 2010, 08:04:34 AM
Quote
A film I'm still dying to see is The Escapist, a thriller that's been buzzed about at various film festivals over the past year. Apparently, it's pretty awesome. So hearing that director Rupert Wyatt will be getting behind the camera for 20th Century Fox's Planet of the Apes prequel is quite exciting news. Deadline New York reports that there's no start date, but Wyatt's come aboard to develop to direct. The script's by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. No other details are available at this time -- but it's gonna be hard to make a worse version than Tim Burtons.

A prequel to...the Burton version?  To the original?  To the book?  To the series?  To the comics and cartoon?

So, let's see, the movies, probably...so a "prequel" would be a remake of either Escape From or Battle For.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on March 30, 2010, 01:24:23 PM
I thought we had a better thread for this, but I couldn't find it. From the article quotes, this doesn't sound like anything that's going to happen soon.

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“DARK CRYSTAL” sequel seeing the light of day?

It has been quite a while since we’ve heard anything about THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL, the long-mooted follow-up to Jim Henson’s 1982 creepy puppet cult classic, but according to artists-designers Brian and Wendy Froud, the project is still moving forward.

TotalFilm reports that the husband-wife team, while out promoting their new fortune-telling card set THE HEART OF FAERIE ORACLE, talked about the sequel. The Frouds were both involved with THE DARK CRYSTAL as well as LABYRINTH, designing the sets, props and puppets used in both films.

“I don’t know how many years they’ve been trying to do a DARK CRYSTAL 2, but we are involved,” Brian tells the site. “I have done some designs and I’ve been talking to the director. We’ve been involved in the script. We don’t know quite when it’s gonna go.”

“It’s inching its way closer,” Wendy adds. “The backgrounds will be CGI, but the main characters will be puppets. They decided that was really the only way they wanted to do it to keep the integrity.”

The last news released about the project said that THE POWER OF THE DARK CRYSTAL would be heading for release in 2011, with a script by Craig Pearce. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but die-hard DARK CRYSTAL fans will have to be content for now with the second of TokyoPop’s manga-style DARK CRYSTAL graphic novels, due out this summer.
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Post by: nacho on March 30, 2010, 01:28:15 PM
But wait... They fixed everything, and all the baddies ascended.  How can you do a sequel?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on March 30, 2010, 01:29:17 PM
I'll have to dig up some links, but I think there was a script review at some point. This idea has been brewing for a while.
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Post by: nacho on March 30, 2010, 06:20:34 PM
By the way, I'm sure we all have heard the Battlefield Earth apology story by now.

Here's the entire two page apology:

http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/movies/penned_the_suckiest_movie_ever_sorry_MdXedZpTMWJmfpw80Xc7aO/0

Highlights:


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No one sets out to make a train wreck. Actually, comparing it to a train wreck isn't really fair to train wrecks, because people actually want to watch those.

...

You're supposed to reach an "End Point." I never did, but I was bored so I told them I had a vision of L. Ron. They said, "What did he say?" "Pull my finger," was my response. They said I was done.

...

My script was very, VERY different than what ended up on the screen. My screenplay was darker, grittier and had a very compelling story with rich characters. What my screenplay didn't have was slow motion at every turn, Dutch tilts, campy dialogue, aliens in KISS boots, and everyone wearing Bob Marley wigs.

...

I HAVE no idea why they wanted to go in this new direction, but here's what I heard from someone in John's camp: Out of all the books L. Ron wrote, this was the one the church founder wanted most to become a movie. He wrote extensive notes on how the movie should be made.

...

I could have taken my name completely off the movie, but my agent and attorney talked me out of it. There was a lot of money at stake.

Now, looking back at the movie with fresh eyes, I can't help but be strangely proud of it. Because out of all the sucky movies, mine is the suckiest.

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Post by: Cassander on April 04, 2010, 12:38:33 PM
Well, I finally saw Withnail and I last night.  After the better part of a decade of looking through video rental stores but a half-assed commitment that never got me to buy a used copy, I finally wrestled it to the top of our new Netflix queue and we were entertained mightily by this darling little movie. 
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Post by: Tatertots on April 05, 2010, 03:10:01 AM
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Kate Mara is hot as fuck.

That is all.
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Post by: Nubbins on April 15, 2010, 09:12:12 PM
Surprisingly, Hot Tub Time Machine probably deserves its own thread.  I really enjoyed it.  It's good, dumb fun and if you were someone who came of age in the 80's, the movie has a surreal feel at times when you watch 45-year-old John Cusak remind you of all the 80's movies he was ever in... in another 80's movie... sort of.

I laughed all the way through it.  Very funny.
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Post by: Nubbins on April 15, 2010, 09:14:27 PM
Well, I finally saw Withnail and I last night.  After the better part of a decade of looking through video rental stores but a half-assed commitment that never got me to buy a used copy, I finally wrestled it to the top of our new Netflix queue and we were entertained mightily by this darling little movie. 

Love that movie!  I need to dig out my copy again.  I haven't seen it in a good while. 

After I saw Withnail, I rented How to Get Ahead in Advertising just because Richard Grant was in it.
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Post by: Cassander on April 16, 2010, 02:51:28 AM
i'm thinking about buying whitnail and i and watching it every day after i get home from work for a month just like the geeks in the behind the scenes featurette.  i really did watch this movie too late.
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Post by: nacho on April 16, 2010, 08:13:20 AM
Man, now I need to watch it again.

I love Uncle Monty.
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Post by: Cassander on April 16, 2010, 10:47:09 AM
balls to monty!
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Post by: Nubbins on April 16, 2010, 11:12:13 AM
It really makes me think of a British Fear and Loathing with less mescaline.
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Post by: Nubbins on April 16, 2010, 11:18:22 AM
hahaha

"I feel like a pig shat in my head"
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Post by: Cassander on April 16, 2010, 11:47:06 AM
i need to eat something's flesh!
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Post by: Nubbins on April 16, 2010, 01:20:15 PM
Right, you fucker, I'm going to do the washing up!

No, no, you can't. It's impossible, I swear it. I've looked into it. Listen to me, listen to me! There are things in there, there's a tea-bag growing! You haven't slept in sixty hours, you're in no state to tackle it. Wait till the morning, we'll go in together.

This IS the morning. Stand aside!

You don't understand. I think there may be something alive.

What do you mean? a rat?

It's possible, it's possible.

Then the fucker will rue the day!
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Post by: nacho on April 21, 2010, 05:30:49 PM
The preview for Big Tits Zombie is awesome.

http://scifiwire.com/2010/04/wacky-nsfw-japanese-trail.php

And Not Tyson's Mom Safe.
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Post by: Tatertots on April 21, 2010, 06:11:47 PM
SAD PANDA.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on April 30, 2010, 10:46:37 AM
So let's talk about Megan Fox in fetish old west prostitute outfits.

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Post by: Cassander on April 30, 2010, 10:52:07 AM
wow that looks awful.
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Post by: nacho on April 30, 2010, 10:54:02 AM
All I saw was Megan Fox.
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Post by: Cassander on April 30, 2010, 10:55:02 AM
then you saw a 10 second trailer!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on April 30, 2010, 11:12:37 AM
We saw that tariler before the movie last night, and I turned to my buddy and said, "She's really not talented," to which he replied, "She doesn't have to be."
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Post by: nacho on April 30, 2010, 11:28:40 AM
Yeah, no shit.  I'll sit and watch Transformers 2 again solely for the scene where she puts on the sex kitten wedding dress.
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Post by: nacho on May 05, 2010, 12:20:15 PM
Oh god...


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For no good reason that we can see, Fox has hired Skip Woods (the writer behind Swordfish, Hitman, and the upcoming A-Team  movie) to script a fifth Die Hard.
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Post by: Sirharles on May 05, 2010, 03:02:01 PM
Expendables trailer....I actually kind of want to see this.  I'm sure it will suck, but it brings a tear to my eye that I could contribute to Stallones retirement. 

Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on May 06, 2010, 10:26:52 AM
Just watched Pandorum.  It was fucking awesome...kind of Event Horizon meets Descent meets Fight Club.  Well worth watching.

It's also what Event Horizon should have been.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1188729/

http://www.pandorummovie.com/

Now watch instantly!

http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Pandorum/70111119
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Post by: nacho on May 07, 2010, 10:46:23 AM
I can't access the Scriptcollector site at work, but...


http://blogs.tampabay.com/80s/2010/05/original-ending-to-pretty-in-pink-uncovered-along-with-other-john-hughes-scripts.html

The original ending of Pretty in Pink and ten other shelved Hughes scripts.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: Sirharles on May 10, 2010, 05:26:28 PM
Men and Black III in 3-D!

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=2763

Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on May 11, 2010, 09:46:57 AM
Okay, so I'm watching The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo so that all the people telling me to watch it will shut up.

Then I'm going to watch the other two movies in the trilogy (which they don't even know about) and turn the arthouse yuppie tables on them!

BURN THEM ALL!

Um... Oh!  Good morning, GS.
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Post by: nacho on May 11, 2010, 10:59:23 AM
Okay, so I'm watching The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo so that all the people telling me to watch it will shut up.

Then I'm going to watch the other two movies in the trilogy (which they don't even know about) and turn the arthouse yuppie tables on them!

BURN THEM ALL!

Um... Oh!  Good morning, GS.

Oh...so...it's The Da Vinci Code, except in Swedish. And with brooding characters.  And the secret neo-Nazi hydra festering in the corporate and government leaders of Sweden instead of some goofy artifact.
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Post by: nacho on May 11, 2010, 11:45:25 AM
Ah!  Da Vinci Code meets Miss Marple told from the POV of Dr. Tony Hill.
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Post by: Tatertots on May 11, 2010, 03:41:54 PM
The book's not any better.

The main character fucks EVERYTHING.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on May 11, 2010, 05:31:21 PM
Yeah.  That movie sucked.  I can't believe people were raving about it... What a disjointed, derivative piece of shit.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on May 17, 2010, 05:08:52 PM
The anti-Trekkies!

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/05/trek-nation-scott-colthorp
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Documentary Trek Nation, Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry and Scott Colthorp’s philosophical peek into the sci-fi franchise’s enduring cultural appeal, has yet to touch down in theaters. But from its desire to be the anti-Trekkies to its all-star interviewees like George Lucas, J.J. Abrams and Patrick Stewart, the movie is approaching warp factor geek.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on May 19, 2010, 06:49:50 PM
And so passes Megan Fox...

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/05/michael_bay.html


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First Skids and Mudflap, and now this! Presumably owing to her comparing him to Hitler and accusing the director of trying to kill her on the set of last year's Transformers 2, Michael Bay has opted not to bring back Megan Fox for Transformers 3. Nikki Finke reports that Bay and writers are currently finishing T3's script (shooting begins next month, by the way) and have suddenly decided that "giving Shia [LaBeouf] a new love interest makes more sense for the story" — and what is a Transformers movie without a sense-making story, after all? Bay had previously slapped back at Fox in two letters — one anonymous and one which he signed his name in the wrong place — but we guess he was still mad. Watch your mouth, Shia.
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Post by: nacho on May 19, 2010, 06:51:51 PM
Oh...follow the link above to get all the yummy links in that little blurb.

But here's the anonymous letter that appeared on Bay's website (so...not anonymous at all?).

It's hilarious.

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When facing the press, Megan is the queen of talking trailer trash and posing like a porn star. And yes we've had the unbearable time of watching her try to act on set, and yes, it's very cringe-able. So maybe, being a porn star in the future might be a good career option. But make-up beware, she has a paragraph tattooed to her backside (probably due her rotten childhood) — easily another 45 minutes in the chair!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on May 19, 2010, 07:20:21 PM
She's a terrible actor. Hotter than humanly possible, but a terrible actor.
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Post by: nacho on May 19, 2010, 11:04:19 PM
He's right about the tats, though.  She's hot...after a few hours in the make-up chair.
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Post by: Cassander on May 21, 2010, 01:28:49 AM
you're like the old people i work with.  "god! what is that girl thinking? no man would ever dare touch her now that she has....a tattoo!"
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Post by: nacho on May 21, 2010, 08:26:21 AM
Oh, I'd still touch her.
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Post by: nacho on June 03, 2010, 05:19:02 PM
I hadn't seen the Montag audition tape... So here's that, plus Ben Kingsley!


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Post by: nacho on June 03, 2010, 05:21:10 PM
I had no idea this was an issue... It's been on my secret sites for a month!

Anybody want it?

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Will we ever get to see Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor play jailed, star-crossed lovers on the big screen? Seemingly not! Following a trio of canceled release dates, I Love You Phillip Morris has been slapped with a preliminary injunction blocking the film's release. The problem stems from a lawsuit, filed by French-based EuropaCorp, which produced the movie, against Consolidated Pictures Group, which struck a $3 million deal for Phillip Morris's American distribution rights last year, but then allegedly never paid. In her decision, California District Court Judge Dale Fischer says EuropaCorp will likely win its case and get the movie back. It's a civil suit, though, so neither side will be sent to prison and kissed by Ewan McGregor, sadly.
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Post by: Matt on June 03, 2010, 06:08:46 PM
throw that up on dropbox!
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Post by: nacho on June 03, 2010, 10:44:44 PM
Done!
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Post by: nacho on June 10, 2010, 10:04:05 AM
Surprisingly, Hot Tub Time Machine probably deserves its own thread.  I really enjoyed it.  It's good, dumb fun and if you were someone who came of age in the 80's, the movie has a surreal feel at times when you watch 45-year-old John Cusak remind you of all the 80's movies he was ever in... in another 80's movie... sort of.

I laughed all the way through it.  Very funny.

Wait...hold on.  Yes, this is a good movie.  Watching it now and loving it.  I'm shocked!

I'll never doubt you again, Nubbins.

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Post by: nacho on June 21, 2010, 04:30:01 PM
LOL


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Post by: RottingCorpse on June 21, 2010, 04:35:52 PM
I own the doc this is from. Four hours of Elm Street goodness.

I actually met Mark Patton (who played Jesse) at a con and he talked at length about this. I've always thought Elm Street 2 was very "gay."
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on July 07, 2010, 01:04:57 PM
Well, well.  So passes James Bond, according to the Vulture blog (via AICN and others). Bond 23 has been canned and Craig is released from his contract...


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Post by: RottingCorpse on July 07, 2010, 01:27:08 PM
MGM (who owns the Bond film rights) has been having financial troubles since the 70s. They keep hanging on to the Bond rights because its the only thing they got going. If the sell the rights, they're dead forever. And they may be dead anyway. When I get home, I'll dig up some of the trade stuff on MGM.
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Post by: nacho on July 10, 2010, 09:03:12 PM
Hmmm... What are the rumors here, RC?

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The actor behind the mask of Darth Vader has been banned from the Star Wars Celebration V convention and any other Lucasfilm-associated events, he said on his site:

    "It is with regret that I have been informed by my friends at C2 Ventures, Ben and Phillip, that I am not to be invited to C5 this year or any other Lucas Film associated events. After enquiring, the only thing I have been told is that I have 'burnt too many bridges between Lucas Film and myself' - no other reason given...I have also been advised by the promoter of Paris Manga in September that LFL (Lucas Film Limited) have requested no photo opportunities with the 501 Squadron, even though I am commander in chief of the 501"

There is a lot of speculation online about what "burnt too many bridges" means, but no one seems to know and Lucas and Prowse aren't saying. If we find out more, we'll let you know.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on July 11, 2010, 07:48:27 PM
I know that after the original Star Wars came out, Prowse was a pretty big prick about the fact that his voice was replaced with that of James Earl Jones. Other than that, I have no clue.
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Post by: Nubbins on July 13, 2010, 11:33:00 AM
My brother met him at a comicon back in the 90's and said he was a royal douchebag.
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Post by: Cassander on July 17, 2010, 09:27:12 PM
James Franco IS Allen Ginsberg IN the first movie based on a POEM in DECADES

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Post by: nacho on July 29, 2010, 03:54:38 PM
This is...fake.  Right?  (I hope so.)

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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 05, 2010, 08:36:45 PM
Rumor de Jour: Vin Diesel as Hannibal the Conqueror.
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Post by: Cassander on August 06, 2010, 01:11:01 AM
Operation: Endgame is kind of weird, slightly funny, but mostly predictable.
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Post by: nacho on September 13, 2010, 01:15:03 PM
I can't believe they're still making Resident Evil movies!

And I love that Milla said they're "rebooting" the franchise... With her in the lead.  So...wait... They're going to start all over again and make the same movies with the same cast?
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Post by: Cassander on September 13, 2010, 09:38:18 PM
no, they're just basically rebooting everything about resident evil but keeping the premise that Milla Jovovich fires guns.
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Post by: Tatertots on September 13, 2010, 10:57:44 PM
This is...fake.  Right?  (I hope so.)


Nope. That's what that production company does. They churn out a huge number of titles that ride the coattails of popular/new movies. They're awful B-rate movies but... People love them.
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Post by: nacho on September 14, 2010, 08:03:45 AM
This is...fake.  Right?  (I hope so.)


Nope. That's what that production company does. They churn out a huge number of titles that ride the coattails of popular/new movies. They're awful B-rate movies but... People love them.

I downloaded it, by the way.  It's really awful.  I had to skip to the sinking, which barely made sense.
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Post by: nacho on September 14, 2010, 08:27:34 AM
Oh!

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You can now officially forget the somewhat ill advised Nicolas Cage remake of the cult classic The Wicker Man  because the producers of the original film are making a sequel that is totally Cage free. The new film is a thematic sequel to the first one and is being done by the same creative team of director Robin Hardy and star Christopher Lee.
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Post by: Cassander on September 15, 2010, 09:47:31 AM
Not the Beeees!
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Post by: nacho on September 21, 2010, 06:35:25 PM
Pssst... It was a bad movie.


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When the trapped-on-a-ski-lift thriller Frozen opened last February, it made less than $250,000. So when it turned up on IMDbPro’s Moviemeter index (which measures the top ten movies that people are searching for) last week at No. 7, among high-profile moneymakers like Inception, Takers, and Robin Hood, it would seem like sweet vindication and a sign of impending profitability for the film, which is coming out on DVD on September 28. Except for this: The film's writer/director Adam Green discovered that the reason people were so curious about it was because an early copy had leaked online, and thousands of people were madly downloading it for free. "It’s devastating,” he says. “I literally had a nervous breakdown watching this happen."

Right now, Green is directing his anger at two places: First, his film’s distributor, Anchor Bay. His movie was first released in February, just as Anchor Bay was being sold off by parent company Starz Media. "It got shitty treatment when it came out," admits Green, "because unfortunately, we were with a place that had no interest in being in the movie business. Even when the movie came out, you couldn’t find it. There were no commercials." He adds, "And now, it's being stolen." When other films are leaked online, studios sic their killer lawyers on the Torrent sites, but Green says that now that Starz has decided to give Anchor Bay the heave-ho, there's little interest or resources available to pursue pirates, let alone write them threatening letters. "They couldn’t even pay for a fucking commercial [when they released it], they’re not going to do anything about it now," he sighs. "Once it’s out there, everybody has it." Asked for a comment, Anchor Bay president Bill Clark says simply that the company “takes piracy issues very seriously. We deal with each incident on a case-by-case basis and have a great legal team on board that responds quickly.”

The second focus of Green’s rage is, of course, the people downloading his film for free. Hoping to stop the downloading, he posted a dismayed plea online — thinking people would sympathize with an actual artist as opposed to a bottom-line exec — and, well, if you’ve spent any time on the Internet, you know what happened. "Torrent sites started linking to my [negative] response. Fans came after me! I had one guy tell me, and I'm not even kidding here, 'Hey, I pay $60 a month for Internet; you owe me this,'" relates Green, pausing for a doozy of a metaphor. "So, if I love a woman, is it okay for me to rape her because I love her? It doesn’t work like that!"

He adds: "And by the way, I didn't make $50 on Frozen; every sale means so much in terms of me having a career. But the fans don't see it like that. There’s this new entitlement with this generation, where they feel like everybody owes them."

Green is trying to make sure the same thing doesn't happen with his next film, Hatchet II, which will be released in theaters October 1 by Dark Sky Films. But this time, he has a plan to combat illegal downloaders, using the same countermeasures employed by major movie studios: sending out multiple decoy versions of Hatchet II to the very Bit Torrent sites that pirated Frozen. "We’re going to be uploading all kinds of files that contain the first five minutes of the movie, labeling 'em 'Hatchet II rough cut,' and 'Hatchet II — final mix,' and so on," he says. "These files can take two hours to download, so if you keep getting videos of my cat’s litter box, eventually, it’s just going to be too frustrating. There’d be so many, you’d have no idea where to start or what to do. If we can confuse them enough, we might curb it." That is, unless his fake film catches on with litter-box fetishists who would have paid to see it. Screwed again!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on October 12, 2010, 04:12:00 PM
I have no idea where to put this, but it's part of the making of doc being released with the Blu-Ray of Back to the Future. Was I aware they shot for five weeks with Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly. I certainly know this is the first of his footage I've ever seen.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/showbiz/2010/10/11/bttf.eric.stoltz.universal
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Post by: Nubbins on October 12, 2010, 08:17:32 PM
Hey, that is neat.  I will definitely be checking that out.

Also not worth a thread, Get Him to the Greek was way funnier than I expected it to be.  I recommend it.
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Post by: nacho on October 13, 2010, 07:52:02 AM
I have no idea where to put this, but it's part of the making of doc being released with the Blu-Ray of Back to the Future. Was I aware they shot for five weeks with Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly. I certainly know this is the first of his footage I've ever seen.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/showbiz/2010/10/11/bttf.eric.stoltz.universal

What's great in those clips is that you can Stoltz was fucking up the comedy.  He looks like he's in a creepy 80's sci-fi/thriller.  
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Post by: monkey! on October 13, 2010, 10:16:35 AM
Hey, that is neat.  I will definitely be checking that out.

Also not worth a thread, Get Him to the Greek was way funnier than I expected it to be.  I recommend it.

Get Him to The Greek was great.
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Post by: Nubbins on October 14, 2010, 01:35:06 AM
I thought so too... Very funny.
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Post by: Nubbins on October 15, 2010, 12:43:16 PM
I think we might go see Red today.  I am excited.  It looks like the movie Expendables was supposed to be.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on October 15, 2010, 02:37:56 PM
I think we might go see Red today.  I am excited.  It looks like the movie Expendables was supposed to be.

Watching it now!
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Post by: nacho on October 15, 2010, 02:58:56 PM
Wow.  Somebody besides Mamet hires Rebecca Pidgeon.  I'm shocked.

20 minutes in and...well, I fucking love it so far.
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Post by: nacho on October 15, 2010, 05:13:02 PM
What a fun movie.  Worth paying for!
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Post by: Nubbins on October 15, 2010, 11:19:44 PM
Red was the shit... Totally reminded me of Sneakers.  Malkovich was classic as a freaked out conspiracy nut.  I'd actually go see this one again.  Who knew Helen Mirren was still hot?  I don't think I've seen such a geriatric hot person since Sophia Loren in Grumpier Old Men.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on October 15, 2010, 11:25:44 PM
Dude...get Love Ranch into you if you want hot old Mirren.

I'd go so far as to say this is Malkovich's best role since...well, since he played John Malkovich.
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Post by: nacho on October 16, 2010, 12:42:54 AM
Everything that's good about Red...


(http://www.greatsociety.org/uploads/userfiles/3/red_660.jpg)
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: Sirharles on October 17, 2010, 08:41:51 PM
So all day during football I see ads for the movie "Skyline".  Never even heard of it.  The ads show so much CGI, it looks like George Lucas and James Cameron had a love child, but it ended up with Downs Syndrome.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyline_%28film%29

Anyway...I didn't know if anybody had heard anything about it.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on October 17, 2010, 08:53:46 PM
I have. Alien invasion films give me a total hard on because I secretly want to be abducted by the greys.
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Post by: Cassander on November 15, 2010, 06:55:39 PM
Poking around and found this today. Looks like a seriously considered approach to an invasion film with a very low "funny black guy" or "Jeff Goldblum" quotient.

"Battle: Los Angeles"

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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 17, 2010, 02:09:22 PM
Trailer for Your Highness . . . maybe a little NSFW.

Danny McBride?

Zooey Deschanel?

Natalie Portman in a metal thong?

SOLD!

Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on November 17, 2010, 02:18:16 PM
So, that looks awesome.

And, unrelated -- how come I haven't seen Scott Pilgrim yet?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 17, 2010, 02:26:38 PM
I don't know. How come?
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Post by: nacho on November 17, 2010, 02:47:56 PM
I'm asking you!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 17, 2010, 03:43:19 PM
Maybe the same reason I haven't seen Red, or Moon, or Pandorum.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on November 17, 2010, 06:37:33 PM
Maybe the same reason I haven't seen Red, or Moon, or Pandorum.

Okay, so, shame on you.  For Pandorum, especially.  Because that's all the people who made Event Horizon doing the same movie but without studio fuckery. 

I've only managed the first half hour of Scott Pilgrim, but I love it.  It's a comic book movie that sort of takes the whole "we're all tired of comic book movies" into account. I guess the comics are sort of hipster-esque.  I saw them on Cass's harddrive last weekend, so maybe he can chime in.  But the movie comes across as a weird sort of self-mockery, and all the characters are lovable.

I'll finish it when I get home, so we'll see...
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Post by: Cassander on November 23, 2010, 01:55:16 AM
actually, i'm starting to get a little excited about 2011.  "source code" could be pretty good or kind of bad depending...but this is the next movie from the guy who directed "Moon", so I'm going to definitely look for it. 

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Post by: nacho on November 23, 2010, 10:45:58 AM
Yeah, you had me at "Moon."
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Post by: Cassander on November 24, 2010, 09:52:05 AM
Also, Kevin Spacey reprises his role as Gerty.
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Post by: Tatertots on November 25, 2010, 02:53:06 AM
And Bill Murray as Phil.
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Post by: monkey! on December 07, 2010, 10:36:52 AM
By the way, RED is great.
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Post by: Cassander on December 11, 2010, 09:46:51 AM
I'm kind of late in getting to it, but I thought the American was quite good.
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Post by: Cassander on December 15, 2010, 09:04:51 PM

Linotype...the Movie!
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Post by: nacho on December 15, 2010, 09:09:03 PM

Linotype...the Movie!

Took a break from Lars and the Real Girl to watch this trailer...and the two seem strangely similar!
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Post by: Cassander on December 15, 2010, 09:16:47 PM
yes.  both are set in America.
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Post by: nacho on December 15, 2010, 09:24:36 PM
And about anoraks.
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Post by: nacho on December 15, 2010, 09:34:12 PM
My big problem with Lars and the Real Girl is that I think it would have made much more sense if he got a dog.

And...and then the dog could talk, but only to him and...and they solved crimes.  And there was a hilarious climax on top of that slanty building in Chicago.
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Post by: Cassander on December 15, 2010, 09:50:47 PM
I wish the girlfriend had spontaneously caught on fire when they brought her to church.
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Post by: nacho on December 15, 2010, 10:01:06 PM
I wish the movie had.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on December 15, 2010, 10:01:53 PM
I loved Lars and the Real Girl. It's one of my favorite movies of the past five years.

Have you guys ever seen the documentary on Real Dolls?

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Post by: nacho on December 15, 2010, 10:34:37 PM
See, I wouldn't have as much of a problem if it wasn't for the fact that the entire town is complicit in the whole thing.

For example, towards the end -- I hope no living person needed that ambulance!

That coupled with the bewilderment and sadness that Bianca's dying.  The town was playing along for Lars... Telling me that everyone got attached to a sex doll is a little silly. And then failing to understand what it means when she's dying is absurd. This whole thing has been shepherded by a shrink.  Has she not shared any of her thoughts with Lars' family? There's more comprehension of psychology and reality on any random episode of Hoarders.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on December 22, 2010, 01:39:48 PM
I love that Cameron is complaining about how Avatar is "the most pirated film of 2010."  Jesus, asshole... The world is not enough, eh?
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on December 22, 2010, 01:42:27 PM
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It was a heady bit of news, that 17 minutes of 2001: A Space Odyssey—previously cut from the theatrical release by director Stanley Kubrick—had been found, in pristine condition, buried in a Kansas salt mine. The question was: Would we ever see it?

Well, Warner Brothers has released a statement that clarifies the situation:

    "The additional footage from 2001: A Space Odyssey has always existed in the Warner vaults. When [director Stanley] Kubrick trimmed the 17 minutes from 2001 after the NY premiere, he made it clear the shortened version was his final edit. The film is as he wanted it to be presented and preserved and Warner Home Video has no plans to expand or revise Mr. Kubrick's vision."

Which, honestly, is the answer they should've given. As much as the idea of a Supreme Monolith Director's Cut of 2001 is intoxicating, that kind of cinematic reincorporation would be in direct opposition to Kubrick's intentions, and it's right for Warner to respect that. However, there's no saying that those 17 minutes couldn't be a bonus on a new home video release.

As for what those 17 minutes consist of, IMDB has broken it down:

    * Some shots from the "Dawn of Man" sequence were removed and a new scene was inserted where an ape pauses with the bone it is about to use as a tool. The new scene was a low-angle shot of the monolith, done in order to portray and clarify the connection between the man-ape using the tool and the monolith.
    * Some shots of Frank Poole jogging in the centrifuge were removed.
    * An entire sequence of several shots in which Dave Bowman searches for the replacement antenna part in storage was removed.
    * A scene where HAL severs radio communication between the "Discovery" and Poole's pod before killing him was removed. This scene explains a line that stayed in the film in which Bowman addresses HAL on the subject.
    * Some shots of Poole's space walk before he is killed were removed.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 03, 2011, 04:55:41 PM
We all liked District 9, yes? I'd like to see Blomkamp do well as he's an original voice in sci-fi.

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Though it hasn't yet been shopped to studios by Media Rights Capital, Neill Blomkamp's District 9 followup Elysium is looking better and better. He's just gotten Jodie Foster to commit and join Matt Damon and District 9's Sharlto Copley to the sci-fi film he wrote and will direct as his next project. Simon Kinberg is producing. Plot is being kept under wraps. Foster most recently completed directing and starring alongside Mel Gibson in The Beaver, which Summit Entertainment will release April 11. Foster is also starring alongside Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly in God of Carnage, the Roman Polanski-directed adaptation of Yasmina Reza's Tony-winning play. Foster's repped by ICM.
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Post by: nacho on January 03, 2011, 05:20:48 PM
Why's Jodie Foster keep getting work?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 03, 2011, 05:28:07 PM
Because everybody wanted to fuck her when she was thirteen?
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Post by: nacho on January 03, 2011, 05:36:06 PM
Because everybody wanted to fuck her when she was thirteen?

That was, like, four generations ago!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 03, 2011, 05:46:40 PM
I'm just throwing out theories, man.
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Post by: nacho on January 03, 2011, 05:53:09 PM
I think it's because we keep hoping Anthony Hopkins is going to have a cameo where he eats her.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 03, 2011, 05:55:16 PM
We're all still trying to accept Julianne Moore as Clarice Starling, aren't we?
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Post by: nacho on January 03, 2011, 06:30:08 PM
Sshh...you were dreaming.
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Post by: nacho on January 04, 2011, 01:46:36 PM
God...I love Joe Bob.

Here's his review of Altitude:
http://www.joebobbriggs.com/index.php?/altitude-2010.html

But you don't need to read it.  It's all about his little summation at the end:

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Drive-In Academy Award nominations for Jessica Lowndes as Sara, who hasn’t logged enough flight time to deal with a flying octopus attack, for insisting, “I’m the pilot and what I say goes!” and for quoting Jean-Paul Sartre at a crucial moment; Julianna Guill as Mel, the blonde with the camcorder, for saying, “Could you be any more insensitive?”, Ryan Donowho as the emo lovesick Cory, for saying, “Wait a minute--Sara’s playing hide the sausage with her tutor?”; Jake Weary as dumb jock Sal for yelling, “Where the hell is the ground?”; and for Landon Liboiron as Bruce, the creepy boyfriend with a secret, for saying, “We’re going to die like them!”
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Post by: nacho on January 04, 2011, 05:53:34 PM
Yeah...excited for most of these. Even though most of them will be horrible.

http://blastr.com/2011/01/11-sci-fifantasy-movies-were-looking-forward-to-most-in-2011.php
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 05, 2011, 07:40:56 PM
I do love me some sci-fi Cronenberg.

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Robert Pattinson To Star In David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'

Robert Pattinson has booked his first major lead for when he completes The Twilight Saga. Pattinson will star in Cosmopolis, the Don DeLillo novel adaptation that David Cronenberg wrote and will direct. Pattinson, who just starred with Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz in Fox 2000's Francis Lawrence-directed adaptation of the Elizabeth Gruen novel Water For Elephants, will play Eric Packer. A financial wunderkind, Packer risks his entire fortune to bet against the yen on a tumultuous day. His deed puts him in the crosshairs for assassination in a drama that is a study of capitalism in a slightly futuristic metropolis. Most of the scenes in the book take place in the limousine that transports Packer from place to place. Marion Cotillard and Paul Giamatti are also reportedly doing the film.

As Pattinson and his Twilight Saga castmates plan their careers after the series is completed--Bill Condon is directing the final film right now, Pattinson is following a path based on strong filmmakers and tasteful source material. He took the role because he is a big fan of Cronenberg's work and an admirer of DeLillo's books. He's repped by WME and 3 Arts.
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Post by: Cassander on January 05, 2011, 08:22:23 PM
god, that's going to be an awful movie.  also, it's not sci-fi...just kind of esoteric and atmospheric.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 05, 2011, 09:05:20 PM
But it's Cronenberg and that dreamboat from Twilight!!!!
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Post by: Cassander on January 05, 2011, 10:05:20 PM
i wouldn't trust fincher to adapt Cosmopolis.  It's not even one of DeLillo's best! 
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 05, 2011, 10:09:32 PM
Is the novel any good? I always have less trepidation about filmmakers adapting literary work that isn't all that hot to begin with.
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Post by: nacho on January 10, 2011, 11:49:05 AM
Okay, okay. Let's stop with the 3D thing already. Please.

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Baz Luhrmann said that he has "workshopped" his upcoming film The Great Gatsby in 3D, though he has not made a final decision about whether to shoot the Carey Mulligan/Leonardo DiCaprio project that way or not. The director made the remark in Las Vegas over the weekend, where he sat on the "Technology in Hollywood: The Director’s Vision" panel with Oliver Stone. Stone cautioned against the decision: "Don’t shoot a 3D movie unless you can afford it, otherwise you are putting yourself under enormous pressure," he said.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 10, 2011, 11:56:52 AM
There will be a 3D flop sooner rather than later and 3D will balance out.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 14, 2011, 09:13:25 PM
Tarantino's lost first movie.  Crazy.

http://www.dangerousminds.net/site/quentin_tarantinos_seldom_seen_first_movie_my_best_friends_birthday/ (http://www.dangerousminds.net/site/quentin_tarantinos_seldom_seen_first_movie_my_best_friends_birthday/)
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on January 18, 2011, 08:17:20 PM
Wow... So the Green Hornet DVD leaked, and the thread where it was posted is about three pages of "Not even worth the 30 second download -- please kill me now." 

It's the most violently negative reaction I've seen on secret site #2.  Haven't looked at the other site yet... But it's enough to turn me off.
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Post by: Cassander on January 18, 2011, 10:09:38 PM
Apparently Seth Rogen and Michel Gondry did a lot of disagreeing.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 19, 2011, 11:14:58 AM
I'm not a fan of Seth Rogan. It's not that he's bad by any stretch of the imagination. His movies just always leave me "meh."
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 07, 2011, 09:48:14 AM
Nacho and Sirharles, here's that Black Death movie I was telling you about last night.


Boromir, Part 2: Boro Harder!
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Post by: nacho on February 07, 2011, 03:56:10 PM
I was just having a Groundhog Day discussion with someone... Forgot who it was, though.  How many days was Bill Murray repeating Groundhog Day was the question.

A bunch of MIT kids came up with 30 years, so this link isn't anything new...but it's a touch more quirky:

http://www.obsessedwithfilm.com/features/just-how-many-days-does-bill-murray-really-spend-stuck-reliving-groundhog-day.php
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Post by: nacho on February 09, 2011, 02:09:03 PM
My search for the Wicker Man turned up nothing recent...though I thought RC had a Wicker Man thread?

Here's the NSFW trailer for the sequel, The Wicker Tree:


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Post by: nacho on February 24, 2011, 01:09:45 PM
You know... The only way I'm going to watch the Oscars is if Franco and Hathaway host them in the same voice as the promos. I want to see them tackling each other, and knocking starlets to the ground, and running around making fools of themselves.

And I bet most of America feels the same way.
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Post by: nacho on February 24, 2011, 04:50:23 PM
"Love" -- it's about "an alien trapped on a space station." That's all I know.  Here's the trailer... Which doesn't help me understand anything. But it sure looks pretty!


Not a valid youtube URL
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Post by: Cassander on February 28, 2011, 10:28:41 PM
holy shit! i wish I'd thought of this.


Probably won't get to watch it til next week though...
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Post by: nacho on March 01, 2011, 07:34:52 AM
It is beyond awesome.  Best movie I've seen in ages.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on March 01, 2011, 10:08:50 AM
I second Nacho. It's really good.
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Post by: Cassander on March 19, 2011, 03:31:39 PM

This movie was frikkin great.  A lot darker and moody than the trailer makes it out to be. 
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Post by: nacho on March 19, 2011, 03:48:50 PM
Downloading British Gangster Film #937 now!
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Post by: Cassander on March 19, 2011, 04:28:47 PM
It's really more in the vein of Layer Cake than Snatch.  Actually, it's more like a 70s Michael Caine movie.  Not as an homage, but just in the fact that there's a man being torn apart by a dozen seedy underbelly types.
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Post by: nacho on March 19, 2011, 08:03:38 PM
Well, I'm about to watch it. And if I don't like it, there'll be hell to pay.

Though I'll take a break after the first half hour so I can go see the much hyped "super moon."
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Post by: Cassander on March 19, 2011, 10:29:51 PM
the super moon here was unimpressive.  as was this movie, apparently, to most people on rotten tomatoes.  but i never go on that site, so now I think they're all prudes and dickheads. 
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Post by: nacho on March 19, 2011, 10:57:09 PM
Super moon was awesome here.

And so was this movie. Man... I could barely tear my eyes away from the last 40 minutes.
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Post by: Cassander on March 20, 2011, 12:12:49 AM
I know!  I almost want to watch it again tomorrow.  i really don't understand the horrible critical reception.
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Post by: nacho on March 20, 2011, 10:20:33 AM
It's too dense and complicated for the common person. It's a movie that you -- gasp! -- have to follow and features -- shudder! -- well developed characters.

Winston's delivery was something, wasn't it? I love the little nuances. Like when he doesn't recognize the point of being asked the non sequitur pre-murder question until after he answers "What's that got to do with me?" There's that sudden flash of awareness. Beautiful.
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Post by: Cassander on March 20, 2011, 01:03:24 PM
we really need to get the spoiler tag working here.

Yeah, I figured that was the case.  A lot of people complained about "loose ends" even though, well, you know.  and about the meandering plot.  But that's why I loved it!  Too many revenge or gangster movies are on a single track.  It was nice to see his complicated life.  Of course, it also helps if you know how awful the British paparazzi, tabloids, and teenage hoods are compared to ours.   
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Post by: nacho on March 20, 2011, 01:47:34 PM
That, also, is probably a problem. It's very British. Which only works if Brad Pitt is putting on a comical accent.
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Post by: nacho on April 11, 2011, 06:19:11 PM
Ugh...

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The director of Cloverfield has just signed on to make his next movie, and it's based on the same material that inspired John Carpenter's cult classic They Live.

http://blastr.com/2011/04/cloverfield-director-rema.php

Looks like it won't be an out and out remake, though, so that's good.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on April 13, 2011, 03:03:54 PM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ray-bradburys-martian-chronicles-be-177463 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ray-bradburys-martian-chronicles-be-177463)

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Ray Bradbury's 'The Martian Chronicles' to Be Made Into Film By Paramount

Paramount is heading to Mars.

The studio has picked up movie rights to The Martian Chronicles, the classic short story collection by Ray Bradbury, one of the foremost names in 20th century science-fiction literature.

John Davis will produce the adaptation of the book of short stories that Bradbury wrote in the late 1940s about humans trying colonize Mars.

In three structures, the stories dealt with attempts to settle Mars and the Martians’ efforts to fight the humans off, the colonization of the red planet and a nuclear war that eventually forces most of the humans to return to Earth. In the aftermath of the war, humans become the new Martians.

A TV miniseries was made in 1980 by NBC and the BBC that was written by Richard Matheson and saw Rock Hudson leading the cast.
Universal acquired the feature rights in 1997, where Steven Spielberg and Davis, among other producers, tried to get a project off the ground. Michael Tolkin and John Orloff were some of the writers who worked on a script, which focused on a commander investigating two missing space missions on Mars.

The option reverted earlier this year and Paramount has now stepped up.

No writer is on board the new Martian Chronicles.

Davis, via his Davis Entertainment banner, last year produced Gulliver’s Travels, Marmaduke and Predator.

Bradbury, 90, is repped by Don Congdon Associates.
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Post by: Cassander on April 13, 2011, 09:57:41 PM
Another one that will be almost impossible to adapt.  Thought Davis' previous three films makes me wary.
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Post by: nacho on April 14, 2011, 09:02:10 AM
Another one that will be almost impossible to adapt.  Thought Davis' previous three films makes me wary.

The 80's miniseries is terrific! As are the Ray Bradbury Theater adaptations.

They are all slow and talky and moody, of course. Reflections on the Humanity of Man (and Martian). But, god, do I love the Rock Hudson series. They managed to capture the eeriness of the book. Especially those first few failed missions. Beautifully done. The miniseries is six hours, I think, and after that initial exploration thing, it sort of becomes a series of vignettes, capped off by the PA visit to the ruined Earth.

RB Theater just did the best chapters -- each of the first missions. It was kind of cool to see them do it that way -- with Bradbury writing the teleplay -- and give each one 50 minutes. It's one of those rare moments where the story on screen follows the book almost to the letter.
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Post by: nacho on May 03, 2011, 06:11:59 PM
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When James Bond orders his next martini "shaken, not stirred," perhaps he'll also request a specific brand of gin. The Sunday Times reports that in the next James Bond movie — already long-delayed owing to MGM's money problems — a full third of the budget will be raised via onscreen product placement. For the bean counters at home, that's $45 million, the biggest product-placement bonanza ever.
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Post by: monkey! on May 04, 2011, 11:33:44 AM
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When James Bond orders his next martini "shaken, not stirred," perhaps he'll also request a specific brand of gin. The Sunday Times reports that in the next James Bond movie — already long-delayed owing to MGM's money problems — a full third of the budget will be raised via onscreen product placement. For the bean counters at home, that's $45 million, the biggest product-placement bonanza ever.

He has already requested "Gordon's" in the Casino Royale re-make with Daniel Craig.
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Post by: nacho on May 31, 2011, 02:10:09 PM
You know, Ellen Page confuses me. She spent most of her time in that horrible Super movie in tight clothes and underwear, and there's this weird rape scene (where she rapes Rainn Wilson).

Now, I figured that I would be attracted to Ellen Page when she finally did a movie where she didn't play some asexual Canadian mouse. Because she's the perfect nerd girl, right? And sexy nerd girl is definitely what they try to do in Super. But I was physically and emotionally repulsed by her entire performance and am carrying with me -- days later -- this bizarre guilt about watching the rape scene. Though you see nothing, it was more awkward and horrifying that the brutal Monica Belluci rape scene in that horrible French movie. I've never been able to stomach that scene or finish it... And this carried the same sort of feeling. Or maybe like accidentally tuning into kiddie porn... There was some of that, too.

It's not that I see Ellen Page as a child, or untouchable, or anything like that. It's just... I don't know. It's icky. It's a combination of feeling like Super is somehow beneath her, and a rape scene is something she should never do, and getting flashes of every intolerably crazy girl I've known all in one intense 90 minute bundle. Which ends with her getting her head blown off.

There's also something inherently chinless and disgusting about Rainn Wilson.

I'm really, really bothered by Super on many, many levels and I'm very, very sorry that I watched it.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on June 02, 2011, 09:27:29 PM
Wasn't there a movie version of this made not too long ago that wasn't directed by David Fincher?

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Post by: Reginald McGraw on June 03, 2011, 12:10:36 AM
The Swedish version.
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Post by: nacho on June 03, 2011, 10:27:49 AM
Yeah, all the books were made into movies over there. And then released here to much acclaim. And are now being remade regardless.
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Post by: nacho on June 08, 2011, 08:40:03 AM
Catching up from the week! Saw Hanna and Priest.

Priest, of course, was terrible. But it was only 70 minutes.

Hanna started out amazing, and the girl they got to play her is mesmerizing... But then it completely falls apart. The movie is completely ruined between the third act and Cate Blanchett's oddly poor performance.
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Post by: nacho on June 14, 2011, 05:03:10 PM
Most of the "eight things you didn't know about Raiders of the Lost Ark" post today at one of my many blogs really tells us how motherfucking creepy Spielberg and Lucas are in real life:

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When everyone else was struck with dysentery on the Tunisia set, Spielberg was the only one who didn't get sick, thanks to the fact that he avoided the local cuisine and ate only canned SpaghettiOs.

Although it sounds like movie legend, Raiders was born as Lucas and Spielberg built sand castles on the beach in Hawaii, where both were vacationing as Star Wars opened. Spielberg wanted to make a James Bond film, but Lucas told him he had a better idea: something called Raiders of the Lost Ark.

In the novelization, it's revealed that Marion was only 14 when Indy first romanced her, lending a creepy truth to her line "I was a child. It was wrong!"

The canyon where Indy threatens to blow up the ark is the same one where the Jawas take R2-D2 in Star Wars.

The scene in which the monkey executes a "Heil Hitler" salute took 50 takes. A grape was attached to a fishing line and held just out of reach of the camera shot to get him to "salute."

The set of the Well of Souls: Also used as the hotel room set where Jack Nicholson does all his writing in The Shining.

Sallah's name means "sprout," which is probably due to the much shorter Danny DeVito being offered the role first instead of John Rhys-Davies.

Our hero's original name? Indiana Smith. It was changed on the first day of production when Steven Spielberg told Lucas it just didn't sound right and suggested "Jones" instead.
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Post by: Cassander on June 16, 2011, 01:03:49 AM
Wow.  So Spielberg doesn't speak up about Smith and they cast DeVito and the world as we know it is radically different.  Even harrison ford wouldn't have been able to counterract the 80s Devito stink. 
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Post by: nacho on June 16, 2011, 08:16:04 AM
I just love the idea that Spielberg's vision of Indy is that he's a child molester.
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Post by: nacho on June 16, 2011, 12:18:39 PM
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Are you ready for Jurassic Park 4? Steven Spielberg seems to think so, because he's thinking about making a fourth trip to the dinosaur island.

Even though he's currently finishing up two movies (The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn and War Horse) and is executive producer on the upcoming TV series Terra Nova—which also features dinosaurs—The Hollywood Reporter says that Spielberg has been tossing ideas around for a new Jurassic Park movie with screenwriter Mark Protosevich.

Protosevich's credits include working on the script for Thor and co-writing I Am Legend, but he hasn't been officially hired to write anything for Jurassic Park 4 yet. In fact, both Spielberg's team and Universal Pictures are saying that all they're doing right now is seeing if they can come up with a way to relaunch the series.

It needs all the help it can get, because even though 1993's Jurassic Park is still a modern classic (not to mention that its special effects hold up better than those in most of today's movies), its two sequels, 1997's Jurassic Park: The Lost World and 2001's Jurassic Park III, leave something to be desired. Actually, they leave a lot to be desired, because they both pretty much stunk.

Audiences seemed to feel the same way: The first movie made $915 million worldwide, while the second earned $619 million and the third limped to the finish line with $369 million.

Spielberg directed the first two, while Joe Johnston (Captain America) was behind the camera for the third. Both men have been attached in the past to direct a rumored fourth movie, but who takes the job now has yet to be determined.

There have been rumors of a fourth movie on and off for years, and at one point there was reportedly a script written that revolved around the U.S. government creating intelligent new dinosaurs and equipping them with guns to battle the original ones. Let's hope they don't revisit that idea. Star Sam Neill also feels that without author Michael Crichton and special effects genius Stan Winston, who are now sadly both dead, it doesn't seem right to continue the series.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on June 16, 2011, 02:49:21 PM
File under "will never happen." (Just like Terra Nova?)
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Post by: nacho on June 16, 2011, 03:13:46 PM
Yeah, Terra Nova is getting Day One syndrome.
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Post by: nacho on June 23, 2011, 03:53:19 PM
I love this stuff.

http://blastr.com/2011/06/11-sci-fi-book-to-film-ad.php


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7 sci-fi book-to-film adaptations that TOTALLY changed the ending
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Post by: nacho on July 26, 2011, 11:26:09 AM
Ugh...


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Director Steven Spielberg told an ecstatic audience at Comic-Con yesterday that he hopes a fourth installment in the blockbuster Jurassic Park dinosaur epic can be made in the next two to three years. "We have a story, I can happily announce." Spielberg made the announcement on the back of promoting his upcoming animated feature The Adventures of Tintin: The Secrets of the Unicorn. While some questions remain whether motion capture was the right choice to adapt Hergé's famous (at least in Europe) swoop-haired hero for the big screen, if it's a royal T-Rex smack-down you're looking for no one does it quite like Spielberg.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on July 31, 2011, 09:38:34 PM
Somebody got money to make this.

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Post by: nacho on August 01, 2011, 07:20:12 AM
They got money to make it because it looks awesome. I hope the shark wins!
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Post by: nacho on August 03, 2011, 03:11:38 PM
The description of 2005's Rail Kings made me laugh:

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An irresponsible preppie, Preston West, is presumed to have murdered his parents for a sizeable inheritance, so he flees to find the real killer, Phantom 13, a crazed freight train hobo!
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Post by: nacho on August 08, 2011, 12:54:46 PM
Do we have a Super 8 thread? Was it supposed to suck? I'm going to start it now... After that last episode of True Blood, I'm sure it'll seem like the most amazing thing ever filmed.
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Post by: nacho on August 08, 2011, 05:07:29 PM
Wow...I really enjoyed Super 8. The ending felt a bit silly, but not terribly so. And they were certainly a little crowded as far as the cast goes (painfully illustrated by the use of redshirts and just simply forgetting about two of the main kids).

There's nothing deep about it, though they clearly would have liked it if there was something deep. So you notice that... Oh, and it's really loud and crazy when it comes to the effects. The train crash is beyond ridiculous. It's makes the one in The Fugitive look like a kid letting off caps. I'm sure it must have been awesome in the theater.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 08, 2011, 07:03:05 PM
That's refreshing. I had heard mixed reviews the most common being that Super 8 was "Spielberg Porn." This was neither said negatively or positively, but simply as fact.
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Post by: Cassander on August 08, 2011, 09:11:39 PM
We watched it last night as well, but I fell asleep in the last 20 minutes because I'd been walking around in the 100 degree heat drinking wine all afternoon.  The train crash was definitely way over the top.
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Post by: nacho on August 13, 2011, 10:33:08 AM
Oh, good. Just what we need. Austin Powers 4. (Announced today by Mike Myers.)
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 13, 2011, 04:55:38 PM
...

I like the Austin Powers movies.
[/shame]
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Post by: Cassander on August 14, 2011, 01:00:53 AM
he should do a reboot instead.
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Post by: nacho on August 14, 2011, 02:09:37 AM
No, no, no! It's all about the "sidequel" these days. Or its pretentious sister, the "prequel that takes place at the same time as the original."
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 18, 2011, 12:47:34 PM
I'm sure I've admitted someehere on GS how much I love this terrible, terrible series of movies.

Kate Beckensale Returns!! To fight the lycan/vampire hybrid that was once her lover! I can't wait!
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Post by: nacho on August 18, 2011, 01:14:27 PM
I love that Beckensale just cranks these out every couple years like clockwork in between decent movies. I guess we all have bills, eh?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 18, 2011, 01:23:27 PM
It's like Milla Jovovich and those Resident Evil movies.
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Post by: nacho on August 18, 2011, 01:26:20 PM
They should get together and do porn.
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Post by: Cassander on August 20, 2011, 09:36:26 PM
"You do the safe picture, then you do the art picture."

"And sometimes you go back to the well."

"...And sometimes you do 'Reindeer Games.'"
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 21, 2011, 09:45:26 PM
"You do the safe picture, then you do the art picture."

"And sometimes you go back to the well."

"...And sometimes you do 'Reindeer Games.'"

That's fucking funny.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 21, 2011, 09:53:21 PM
Logan's Run anyone?

I saw this trailer before Cowboys and Aliens last week. Somehow it's slipped under my radar. Probably the Justin Timberlake factor. That aside, I'd watch this... preferably with Nacho and two twelve packs of something imported.

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Post by: nacho on August 22, 2011, 07:51:01 AM
Okay, okay...so what if that life clock website was real and imprinted in your skin!??!

Um...no.

But it'll be like every sci-fi action thriller since 1999 and star Amanda Seyfried and Olivia Wilde.

Can I...can I go out to dinner with both of them?

Um...sure.

Great! Green light, kid!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 22, 2011, 08:04:32 AM
Secretly, you can't wait to see it.
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Post by: nacho on August 22, 2011, 08:09:47 AM
Oh, I'll watch it.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 24, 2011, 02:40:28 PM
I also saw this trailer before Cowboys & Aliens but forgot to post it.

Or maybe I tried to block out that I saw it.

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Post by: Cassander on August 24, 2011, 09:50:30 PM
Let me know when Michael Bay does Hungry Hungry Hippos.

Shia LaBoeuf: "STAMPEEEEDE!"

CRASHCRASHCRASHCRASH!

Amy Adams: I think they're...they're hungry!

CHOMPCHOMPCHOMPCHOMP

Jonathan Frakes: RUN!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 24, 2011, 09:56:56 PM
Heh...

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A few weeks ago Universal renounced plans to turn Hasbro's CLUE game into a Gore Verbinski directed film.

Now comes word that the studio has nixed another game-to-screen adaptation: its OUIJA movie.

Insiders tell Vulture that Ouija, an adaptation of the magical board that was to be produced by Michael Bay and directed by McG, has been put in turnaround.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on August 24, 2011, 10:44:26 PM
Uh...we already had Clue! And it was great!
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Post by: Cassander on August 25, 2011, 12:41:25 AM
"I'm going home to sleep with my wife!"
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Post by: nacho on August 25, 2011, 07:38:24 AM
I'd go see Cass's version of Hungry, Hungry Hippos.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 29, 2011, 04:38:09 PM
Alan Tudyk FTW. I really want to see this.

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Post by: nacho on August 29, 2011, 04:42:08 PM
It sucks.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 29, 2011, 04:44:50 PM
Does it? That's disappointing.
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Post by: nacho on August 29, 2011, 04:46:08 PM
Well...see the link I just PM'd you. It would have been great if it was made 30 years ago.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 29, 2011, 04:51:33 PM
I still might try to check it out... Someday.
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Post by: Cassander on August 30, 2011, 12:22:28 AM
If you watch it expecting a one-trick-pony, half-assed horror comedy you'll get exactly what you expect and enjoy your popcorn.
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Post by: nacho on August 30, 2011, 07:29:10 AM
Or you could just watch Army of Darkness again.

Well, to get on the level of Tucker and Bill, I'd suggest Saturday the 14th Strikes Back.
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Post by: nacho on September 03, 2011, 06:12:40 PM
Wow... So... I figured Attack the Block would have lots of promise. Downloaded, looked forward to it, and then had to turn it off after 15 very painful moments.

Shame.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on September 03, 2011, 09:08:06 PM
Really?!

Wow. That's been the geek buzz movie of the year. Hype is all hype is, eh?
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Post by: nacho on September 04, 2011, 01:40:06 AM
Yeah, I was a little surprised. The hype's been everywhere... And it is bad. I mean, like, some late-era Killer Tomatoes sequel bad. Everything about the movie grates on every single nerve.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on September 06, 2011, 01:23:54 PM
On a different day, I would probably think this looked terrible. Today however...

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Post by: nacho on September 07, 2011, 07:44:43 AM
Stumbled across this today:

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/05/robin_hood_script_russell_crow.html

The sad saga of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood.

I like the idea of a major blockbuster being so fucked up that they're writing the script as the cameras are rolling.
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Post by: nacho on September 08, 2011, 07:40:34 AM
I'm not sure if I made fun of Mrs. Sirharles for watching Bridesmaids. If not, then I fully intended to.

But... I grabbed it because I can't stand to not be downloading anything. It's hilarious. Though I think it resonates with me because I stand in a corner and watch that sort of behavior every weekend.
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Post by: nacho on September 08, 2011, 02:14:48 PM
So, anyway, I recently watched all three Bourne movies in a row to kill a few days at work... It was the first time I've watched the super special extended version of Bourne Supremacy, and I was shocked to see all these cut scenes that were then used in Bourne Ultimatum, most in a completely different context.  Like 10% of Ultimatum is reused scenes from Supremacy!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on September 08, 2011, 02:33:51 PM
We don't have a Back to the Future thread?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38884033/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/t/nike-patents-plan-self-lacing-shoes (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38884033/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/t/nike-patents-plan-self-lacing-shoes)

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Nike patents plan for self-lacing shoes
Company working on technology that includes automatic ankle cinching system

Nike has filed a patent for a self-lacing shoe that resembles the sneakers from "Back to the Future 2" so closely, one has to wonder whether a hover-board and flux capacitor could be far behind.

There is currently no timetable for when these shoes may hit the market, but the patent shoes indicate that Nike is definitely working on the technology.

According to the patent, "the automatic lacing system provides a set of straps that can be automatically opened and closed to switch between a loosened and tightened position of the upper. The article further includes an automatic ankle cinching system that is configured to automatically adjust an ankle portion of the upper."

Which is to say, you slip a switch, and the shoe tightens as if you just pulled and tightened conventional laces. The switch activates a motor that rolls or unrolls a spool of wire distributed throughout the shoe. When the spool reels in the wire, the shoe tightens along axis supported by various rods.

Naturally, the system requires a power source, and the shoe will have an on-board battery. However, the patent reveals that Nike hasn't decided whether to go with a USB or a mini-USB port to charge the shoe.

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Post by: RottingCorpse on September 08, 2011, 02:34:58 PM
And...

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Post by: RottingCorpse on September 08, 2011, 06:10:20 PM
More on the Marty McFly shoes:

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The Nike Air Mag aka “Marty McFly” shoe has captured every eye in the sneaker community within the past 24 hours. Earlier today, we notified you that Mr. Marty McFly himself, Michael J. Fox will appear on David Letterman tonight with some details regarding this highly anticipated release; however, we have just learned from Nike CEO Mark Parker that there will be 1500 pairs auctioned on eBay. All of the proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Stay tuned for the official date of the eBay auction.
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Post by: nacho on September 08, 2011, 06:14:51 PM
Man, fuck them. WHERE ARE THE HOVERBOARDS?!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on September 08, 2011, 06:15:31 PM
If I had $50K laying around, I'd buy a pair of those shoes.
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Post by: nacho on September 14, 2011, 11:43:20 PM
The really big fucking Hollywood news right now is that Emma Stone has ditched the blonde look. I just want to post that. Because I think that's all I care about.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on September 15, 2011, 12:03:25 AM
We all need something to hang on to.
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Post by: nacho on September 15, 2011, 07:46:43 AM
We all need something to hang on to.

That would be her jokey promise that she's going to dress up like slave Leia.
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Post by: Cassander on September 18, 2011, 03:05:52 AM
Read a great article about Hollywood last night.  Maybe great because it confirms my own pre-supposed opinions, but nonetheless well-written.

http://moreintelligentlife.com/content/ideas/david-thomson/writing-hill?page=0%2C1

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But that marketing has lingered past its own shelf-life and the lost art of mainstream pictures. Hollywood thinking still wants us to trust that good-looking people are good; that you will fall in love and get a happy ending; that women are seen, while men watch; that desire and dreaming are necessary pursuits that take precedence over evidence and reasoning; that justice will be done, very likely with a gun; that stories are resolved and heroes are sound; that you can understand experience just by looking (so keep everything cinematic); that shopping can make you whole and clean (think of Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman”, one of Hollywood’s fondest love-letters to itself); that, in the land of the free, celebrity is a hallowed state, instead of the madness waiting for a Charlie Sheen.

I know, that’s a lot to take in, and your response may echo the movie executives in February when Charles Ferguson said, “And that’s wrong”— “He can’t mean me! Can he?”

But I do mean you, and me, and our prospects for intelligent life. I mean the realisation that “Hollywood” is deceased, and deranged—a dangerous ghost. I am thinking of its grim legacy of rousing catch-phrases in our public life: “mission accomplished”, “no child left behind”, “the show must go on”, “a well regulated militia”, “the remaking of New Orleans”, and even “orderly change”.
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Post by: nacho on September 18, 2011, 10:28:54 AM
Yeah, preaching to the choir. But a nice read.
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Post by: nacho on September 22, 2011, 10:29:25 PM
Um....woah....wait a minute. Horrible Bosses is a great movie. How come no one has told me about it?
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Post by: Cassander on September 23, 2011, 12:30:02 AM
everyone i trusted told me to see it.  been waiting for a non-cam version forever.

tonight, though, was this:


fucking outstanding.  Just the right amounts of humor, touching emotions, macho speak, and moody Irish landscapes.  But mostly humor. 

"I'm not a psychopath, I'm a sociopath!  My last analyst told me so."

"What's the difference?"

"....I don't know.  It's a sticky point."

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Post by: nacho on September 23, 2011, 07:15:45 AM
Yeah, Monkey and I have been raving about this in our special place. It was fucking awesome. I actually feel like watching it again.
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Post by: Cassander on September 23, 2011, 01:11:45 PM
Well, how about we include it the weekend you're here?  L didn't watch it yet.
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Post by: nacho on September 23, 2011, 01:12:51 PM
Yeah, that'll work. We can watch her watch it while we drink vanilla whiskey and chocolate wine.
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Post by: Cassander on September 23, 2011, 02:23:26 PM
what?  gross.
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Post by: nacho on September 23, 2011, 03:33:55 PM
Chocolate wine's all the craze! There's going to be a case of it at tomorrow's wedding. My boss asked me to try to restrain from cutting my wrists.
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Post by: nacho on November 02, 2011, 08:33:17 AM
Have you seen More BRains, RC?

http://www.getmorebrains.com/

It's a documentary on the making of Return of the Living Dead...and it's fascinating. Basically, the whole thing was a disaster born out of bitterness, lawsuits, and the Russo-Romero split.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 02, 2011, 08:55:25 AM
Ooo... I haven't.

I'll have to check Netflix.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 12, 2011, 02:46:01 PM
I totally want to see this.

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Post by: RottingCorpse on December 13, 2011, 04:50:26 PM
Yes I want to see this, and no I'm not gay.

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Post by: RottingCorpse on December 20, 2011, 10:45:00 AM
How do I see this?

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Post by: nacho on January 03, 2012, 08:32:31 AM
How do I see this?


This is a year old! I have it.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on February 08, 2012, 01:45:28 PM
Nacho, Bobcat Goldthwait made a movie about you.

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Post by: nacho on February 08, 2012, 01:53:59 PM
I like how this decade's theme is waifish pre-pubescent teens who team up with proto-serial killers and become gun-toting Patty Hearst types.

Lacey Chabert was born ten years too early!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on February 08, 2012, 01:56:28 PM
Hollywood is run by pedophiles?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on February 08, 2012, 01:57:32 PM
I'm surprised we don't have a Bourne thread.

Anyway, trailer for the... what, reboot? "Sidequel?"

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Post by: nacho on February 08, 2012, 02:05:37 PM
Post-Ludlum, the series was picked up by another writer (seven books and counting so far). Originally, Bourne is now happy and normal but a near-miss assassination attempt by a lunatic terrorist "reactivates" Bourne and we get a rinse-and-repeat Bourne story.

But since Greengrass told everyone to fuck off, and took Damon with him, we're now...well...off the reservation a bit. So, yeah, looks like we're going sidequel!

Don't know why they just didn't replace Damon.
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Post by: Tatertots on February 08, 2012, 04:56:31 PM
Whatever. Bourne gives me a movie boner so I'll pretty much whatever crap they pinch out. And I like Damon for some reason. And Statham and Keanu Reeves and Edward Norton and I have no cinematic taste.
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Post by: nacho on February 08, 2012, 05:07:07 PM
Oh, yeah. I'll go watch it. Even if it's just a whisper of Legacy, it's an insane shoot-em-up with crazy eastern European terrorists and quadruple crosses that don't make sense but you don't think about how stupid they are because everyone's too busy leaping off of exploding suns.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on February 13, 2012, 12:22:09 PM
There's something about this that depresses me mightily. I'm not sure what it is though. Nothing wrong with the concept or trailer. Just this weird feeling that whatever cultural era I felt tuned in to has truly passed, probably quite a while ago. And this trailer somehow proves it.

Not a valid youtube URL
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Post by: nacho on February 13, 2012, 01:16:29 PM
Yeah, the whole [historical/literary figure] + modern day trope = Live Action Comic is a giant thing.

And a sign of the end of the world.
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Post by: nacho on February 14, 2012, 01:31:02 PM
LOL...


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Paramount is so high on the upcoming 3-D re-release of Titanic that the studio has scheduled special Valentine's Day screenings of the film for tonight, but don't expect to see Kate Winslet in the audience, rewatching her biggest hit. "I'm sure I wasn't really a very good actress," she tells USA Today. "Seriously, we are talking about something that happened 15 years ago. It is a very long time ago. I've learned so much, and I've changed as a person so much since then. It is really quite weird. Can you imagine anything stranger? It's going to be like, famous all over again, Titanic all over again!" She does admit that the studio screened seventeen minutes of the 3-D version for her, but, "I was literally like, 'Oh my God, make it stop! Is that me? Oh my God, that's me. Block my ears, somebody! Somebody club out my senses. Make it fucking stop!'" Then, Winslet added crucially, "And Leo looks so young and so skinny!"
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Post by: nacho on February 21, 2012, 12:27:05 PM
So... Bad Teacher. It might just be Diaz's best movie. I hadn't heard a single thing about it and just stumbled into it...and loved it.
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Post by: nacho on February 25, 2012, 09:42:49 AM
Oh my god...the new Muppet movie is more meta than the most meta episode of Community. Which, 20 minutes in, makes it more like a train wreck than a movie...largely because everyone looks so uncomfortable. Especially during the comedic musical numbers...

Though I imagine the kids loved it.
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Post by: nacho on February 25, 2012, 10:08:33 AM
Also, I completely get why Frank Oz and all the vets condemned this movie. It's utterly soulless. It also basically copies the original Muppet Movie. Or maybe that's the meta thing? It's weird. I can't tell if it's a remake or if it's just a joke about an idea to make a remake.
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Post by: nacho on March 05, 2012, 09:45:17 PM
I'm 40 minutes into "The Grey," after hearing terrible things about it... It's really very awesome so far. Liam Neeson doing this weird, moody, poetic thing. A rocking plane crash... Fucking tense survival drama.

The big complaint I've heard is the handling of the wolves, but I think it's brilliant. They have an unseen sort of movie monster quality. Look at this sideways and it's like a chapter out of The Thing.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on March 05, 2012, 10:14:22 PM
I saw it in the theater. It's gripping, but...well, my friend compared it to "Call of the Wild" + "Saw".
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Post by: nacho on March 05, 2012, 10:26:16 PM
I saw it in the theater. It's gripping, but...well, my friend compared it to "Call of the Wild" + "Saw".

Haha! Yeah.
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Post by: nacho on March 05, 2012, 11:03:52 PM
A few complaints though... First, it's glaringly obvious who's gonna be next. Second... You're in glacier water and you're able to stand there up to your neck and calmly mourn the death of someone?
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Post by: nacho on March 29, 2012, 11:27:21 AM
Watching The Wave right now... Based on a YA novel:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wave_(novel)

A history teacher conducts a social experiment where he quietly converts his class into a fascist regime to prove how easy it is for people like the Nazis to gain and consolidate power.

The movie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wave_(2008_film)) makes it all the more chilling in that it's a German movie, and the experiment initially begins with that sort of collective memory of the Nazis and how awful it is and an even more adamant attitude that it can't happen again -- "we're past that."

So the teacher (here's it's a week long class about "autocracy") decides to prove them wrong and, in the course of the week, turns them all into fascists... Really quite well done. And on Netflix instant watch!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on April 10, 2012, 04:27:39 PM
Everybody is making a big hubub over Battleship which, yes, is based off the Parker Brothers game.

Has Liam Neeson become Sam Neill?

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Post by: nacho on April 10, 2012, 04:58:21 PM
Well, Neill's got a hit TV show now. He's very busy creeping around being mysterious and evading questions each week.
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Post by: nacho on April 30, 2012, 08:50:43 AM
Had a shut-in movie day yesterday.

(1) God Bless America -- an odd chapter in "anti-culture" commentary (which is a grouping I throw movies like Fight Club into). It sort of falls short of the mark, and exists too much as commentary and not enough as entertainment. It's been out for months, but doesn't hit theaters till mid-May, I guess. Whatever. Not worth full price.

(2) The Way -- Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez's lovely little movie. Sheen, a stick in the mud ophthalmologist, has to travel to FRance to pick up the remains of his son, who was killed in a freak mountain storm at the start of the St James Way pilgrimage, which is 800 kilometers from France to a cathedral in Galicia where the remains of James the Apostle are held.

It's beautiful on many levels, not the least is the loving cinematography of some of the most beautiful places in the Pyrenees.

(3) Chronicle -- The accidental superhero thing. Again. Recorded handheld style. It has some wow moments -- and a terrific homage to the Superman II city-battle -- but is ultimately retarded and annoying and I want it to die.

(4) Hugo -- There's nothing special about this. It's damned pretty, and ably done, but it's one of these flicks that's too taken with being a 3-D movie, so it's distracting in 2-D. And it does make me think of the people who say Cohen's career is over. He's pretty ham-fisted in this. But, then, everyone is.
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Post by: nacho on May 01, 2012, 09:59:36 AM
21 Jump Street!

I actually enjoyed it. A self-aware meta comedy. I feel sorry for anyone under 25, though, because half the jokes are thinly veiled stabs at the show. Including a somewhat lengthy heart to heart between Johnny Depp and Peter DeLuise that only people who regularly watched the show in the 80's would understand. That's, like, a minute long scene in the midst of the finale.
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Post by: nacho on May 23, 2012, 10:36:01 AM
So how come nobody told me about Drive? It's this weird ass homage to 80's John Woo and 70's heist cinema. Not the best outing... But strangely watchable.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on May 23, 2012, 11:05:55 AM
It came and went in a flash. I meant to see it because I like Ryan Gosling. Worth a look?
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Post by: nacho on May 23, 2012, 11:11:32 AM
It came and went in a flash. I meant to see it because I like Ryan Gosling. Worth a look?

Yeah. It's okay. Don't go out of your way... But it's watch instant everywhere.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on May 23, 2012, 12:58:24 PM
Did anybody else know there was an On the Road movie being made?

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Post by: nacho on May 23, 2012, 02:05:52 PM
Nope!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on May 30, 2012, 11:10:31 AM
Yes, I'm a theatre nerd.

Yes, I want to see this.

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Post by: nacho on June 04, 2012, 03:44:17 PM
I'm half an hour into Love (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_(2011_film)) right now (it's less than 90 minutes) and it's pretty cool so far. Moon meets Solaris meets that stupid Fountain movie with the tree and all the timelines meets Bradbury.

Reading about it... The budget was only half a million and the sets were built in the director's parent's back yard! Which I guess isn't hard because the only "set" is the inside of the ISS.

That said, there's a fairly brilliant Civil War battle in the prologue that kind of made me wish we just had a straight up Thin Red Line-style Civil War story. But... well, who am I? I never get my way.
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Post by: nacho on July 13, 2012, 11:29:41 AM
Didn't we have a Sam Raimi thread? Or was it consumed by Spiderman?

Anyway... I guess we have to pay attention to him. Here's Oz:



The flying monkeys sell me.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 06, 2012, 02:39:52 PM
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. (The Hurt Locker) I'm filing this one under "Hell yeah!"

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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 08, 2012, 04:58:49 PM
Tell me this girl isn't Squeaky. Also, I really want to see this.

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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 08, 2012, 05:05:47 PM
Chole Moritz what's her name has become a breakout, no?

Though I don't quite trust a movie that declares itself controversial in the trailer.

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Post by: nacho on August 08, 2012, 06:06:04 PM
I'm kind of intrigued by that Ruby Sparks trailer...
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 20, 2012, 08:16:53 AM
I'm surprised we don't have a Bourne thread.

Anyway, trailer for the... what, reboot? "Sidequel?"

Yes, The Bourne Legacy is a "sidequel." And you know what?

It was awesome.

This one's all story though haven't they all been? It's a lean, mean action machine that takes place either right after or maybe even in tandem with the events of The Bourne Ultimatum. Basically a bunch of stuff has leaked about the CIA's genetic ops programs in the wake of Jason's Bourne's adventures and the CIA decided to shut down Treadstone's sister program Alcom, wiping all all the ops except our hero, Aaron Cross. Rachel Weisz plays the lone survivor of the labs where the ops are processed and Cross finds her because he still needs the meds provided by the program. Bourne style country jumping and action ensue.

Is a bit rehashy of Supremacy? Sort of, but who cares once you're in the big bike chase through Manilla at the end. REEEEEEAAAAAANNNNNNNOOOOWWWWWWW!!!!

Now Universal needs to do one more with Renner before throwing a ton of money at Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass for the big kablooie finale where Bourne and Cross team up to take the whole conspiracy down.

Actually, with all the "hidden" op programs, they could just swap out new actors and tell "sidequel" stories forever... or at least until people stop watching which based on Legacy's numbers isn't happening anytime soon.
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Post by: nacho on August 20, 2012, 08:27:58 AM


Actually, with all the "hidden" op programs, they could just swap out new actors and tell "sidequel" stories forever... or at least until people stop watching which based on Legacy's numbers isn't happening anytime soon.

They've still got five books to go.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 23, 2012, 01:14:52 PM
Trailer for Brian DePalma's latest, Passion. Sometime I get the feeling that DePalma just keeps making the same movie over and over again because he just can't get it perfect.

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Post by: nacho on August 23, 2012, 01:27:19 PM
Trailer for Brian DePalma's latest, Passion. Sometime I get the feeling that DePalma just keeps making the same movie over and over again because he just can't get it perfect.


Very much so...
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Post by: RottingCorpse on September 03, 2012, 05:23:25 PM
Surprising no one, Larry Wachowski (of the directing team responsible for The Matrix movies, Speed Racer, and Bound) is now Lana Wachowski

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/30/matrix-director-sex-change-larry-wachowski_n_1720944.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/30/matrix-director-sex-change-larry-wachowski_n_1720944.html)

And you know what? Power to him, I say.
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Post by: nacho on September 04, 2012, 08:04:07 AM
Surprises me!
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Post by: nacho on September 20, 2012, 12:01:41 PM
Remaking a Caine comedy from the 60's... Which I would be wary of, but, jesus, Colin Firth is channeling Michael Caine here...


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Post by: RottingCorpse on October 04, 2012, 11:06:54 AM
I have no idea what this is or how it came to be, but I'm going to have to see it.

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Post by: nacho on October 04, 2012, 11:11:17 AM
Yeah. That looks better than Lincoln!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on October 04, 2012, 01:38:28 PM
Bellflower. I want.

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Post by: nacho on October 18, 2012, 02:29:31 PM
I've been ignoring this Hitchcock thing...aren't there, like, four movies coming out across various mediums?

Anyway...Hopkins at Hitchcock is, initially, disappointing... but then it sort of grows on you.

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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 08, 2012, 01:58:42 PM
Arnie returns. This looks like fun.

Not a valid youtube URL
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Post by: nacho on November 08, 2012, 02:30:39 PM
I love how its also starring everyone including KITT and Goliath.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 08, 2012, 04:21:25 PM
That made me snort tea.
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Post by: nacho on November 14, 2012, 12:18:14 PM
Didn't we have  Sam Raimi thread? Searching for him is useless since we mention him at least one in every thread in the Movies subforum.

Here's the latest Oz:


I like the idea that we're going to have to learn the names of the four witches. Rachel Weisz is in as the Witch of the East, Kunis as West (which is a weird pick, in my opinion), and Glinda is, once again, of the North (I had hoped that they would correct that MGM error...).

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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 15, 2012, 05:16:17 PM
All I see is Mila Kunis....
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Post by: nacho on November 15, 2012, 05:17:37 PM
She bothers me.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 15, 2012, 05:20:06 PM
...in all the right places?
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Post by: nacho on November 15, 2012, 05:29:49 PM
Not really, no. If I had to pick, I'd go for Weisz. I know that's terrible to say, but there's something about Kunis that rubs me the wrong way.  The dark side I sense in her...
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 15, 2012, 05:30:40 PM
I think that's what I like about her.
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Post by: nacho on November 15, 2012, 05:48:55 PM
Fine. Go into the cave. You won't like what you find.
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Post by: nacho on November 29, 2012, 04:59:27 PM
I'm surprised we don't have a Bourne thread.

Anyway, trailer for the... what, reboot? "Sidequel?"

Yes, The Bourne Legacy is a "sidequel." And you know what?

It was awesome.

This one's all story though haven't they all been? It's a lean, mean action machine that takes place either right after or maybe even in tandem with the events of The Bourne Ultimatum. Basically a bunch of stuff has leaked about the CIA's genetic ops programs in the wake of Jason's Bourne's adventures and the CIA decided to shut down Treadstone's sister program Alcom, wiping all all the ops except our hero, Aaron Cross. Rachel Weisz plays the lone survivor of the labs where the ops are processed and Cross finds her because he still needs the meds provided by the program. Bourne style country jumping and action ensue.

Is a bit rehashy of Supremacy? Sort of, but who cares once you're in the big bike chase through Manilla at the end. REEEEEEAAAAAANNNNNNNOOOOWWWWWWW!!!!

Now Universal needs to do one more with Renner before throwing a ton of money at Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass for the big kablooie finale where Bourne and Cross team up to take the whole conspiracy down.

Actually, with all the "hidden" op programs, they could just swap out new actors and tell "sidequel" stories forever... or at least until people stop watching which based on Legacy's numbers isn't happening anytime soon.

Watching this tonight with wine and a loaded assault rifle.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 29, 2012, 05:45:24 PM
I stand by that review.
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Post by: nacho on December 05, 2012, 03:04:34 PM
Watching The Girl now...

I should probably note that I think both Hopkins and Toby Jones are the wrong pick to play Hitchcock. Neither can do him well...

If I were casting, I'd say Maury Chaykin with a false lip. Wouldn't that be perfect?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on December 11, 2012, 10:25:16 AM
The Lone Ranger trailer. Sure!

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Post by: monkey! on December 15, 2012, 01:20:03 PM
I watched Rise of the Guardians last night, which was fun enough - with great animation - until the last, moralistic line of the movie which was, "kids, if the moon ever tells you anything, listen to it!"

Extremely creepy and filling my head full of, "the moon told me to kill mommy" scenes I cackled out aloud during credits.
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Post by: nacho on December 17, 2012, 03:02:38 PM
Oh...this is fun. A supercut of all the sci-fi/fantasy/whatever have you genre films of 2012:

Not a valid youtube URL
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 11, 2013, 03:21:04 PM
I'm rereading old movie threads because I'm in heavy procrastination mode. I've done Batman And Transformers so far and am about to jump into Spider-Man.
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Post by: nacho on January 11, 2013, 03:36:29 PM
The news has been slow. The culture news, too. Maybe everyone is getting ready for the spring. Star Trek premieres and Doctor Who's 50th starts... Maximum sci-fi velocity!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 11, 2013, 04:25:26 PM
Or I'm just a big nerd.
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Post by: nacho on January 11, 2013, 09:30:32 PM
Re-watching Wargames...and it kind of holds up.

So what are the great proto-cyberpunk flicks? Wargames, Hackers, and Sneakers, right?

Reggie?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 11, 2013, 09:51:52 PM
Johnny Mnemonic. Oh wait, you asked for the great ones.
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Post by: nacho on January 11, 2013, 09:54:15 PM
Falken's dead.

But he looks so young.

Nah, he was 41.

Oh. Yeah. That's old.

Fuck you, movie.
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Post by: nacho on January 11, 2013, 09:54:48 PM
Johnny Mnemonic. Oh wait, you asked for the great ones.

Yes! Good ones only!
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Post by: nacho on January 11, 2013, 09:56:46 PM
Every supporting character in Wargames was also a supporting actor in V The Final Battle.

Hilarious.

That sergeant's a lizard!!!
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Post by: nacho on January 12, 2013, 10:41:34 AM
Totally forgot that Hackers is where we get "hacking the Gibson" from...
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Post by: nacho on January 12, 2013, 01:12:53 PM
Watching Flight.

The first half hour is awesome.

Also, I'll never fly again.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on January 14, 2013, 09:16:17 PM
Re-watching Wargames...and it kind of holds up.

So what are the great proto-cyberpunk flicks? Wargames, Hackers, and Sneakers, right?

Reggie?

I don't know about great, but they all make me happy. Sneakers was the best of the bunch, I say.
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Post by: nacho on January 14, 2013, 09:36:49 PM
Man, Silver Linings Playbook is pretty awesome.

And I haven't realized till now how hot Katniss is.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 15, 2013, 10:29:56 AM
That's her Hunger Games character, right? Missus RC and I a boycotting The Hunger Games movies for no good reason whatsoever.
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Post by: nacho on January 15, 2013, 10:52:21 AM
That's her Hunger Games character, right? Missus RC and I a boycotting The Hunger Games movies for no good reason whatsoever.

I secretly enjoyed the Hunger Games.

Tell no one.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 15, 2013, 11:10:16 AM
I think we'd enjoy it too, but she just refuses to get involved in another multi-movie series right now.
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Post by: nacho on January 15, 2013, 11:19:47 AM
I think we'd enjoy it too, but she just refuses to get involved in another multi-movie series right now.

Yeah. The series (four films out of three books) won't be done till November 2015.

Then Katniss can retire and continue doing weird stuff like Silver Linings Playbook that should have given a screen credit for her ass.

And maybe she'll get to do a movie where she doesn't dress like Katniss half the time (Silver Linings Playbook is not that movie).
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 15, 2013, 11:48:06 AM
She was also Mystique in X-Men: First Class.
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Post by: nacho on January 15, 2013, 11:53:01 AM
She was also Mystique in X-Men: First Class.

Oh yes. I know. I know....ssssssssss.....
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Post by: nacho on January 17, 2013, 06:07:52 PM
Watching Flight.

The first half hour is awesome.

Also, I'll never fly again.

This movie can fucking blow me.

Watched Argo last night. Interesting. Sort of a poor man's Zero Dark Thirty, and a little self-obsessed with nostalgia.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 22, 2013, 11:08:00 PM

Watched Argo last night. Interesting. Sort of a poor man's Zero Dark Thirty, and a little self-obsessed with nostalgia.

Watched Argo last night and absolutely loved it though I agree with both your points.
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Post by: nacho on January 23, 2013, 07:30:29 AM
Watching Deadfall now, which is exactly like every other movie with this description:

Quote
In the wintry countryside near Canada, smooth-talking heist man Addison (Eric Bana) and his femme fatale sister Liza (Olivia Wilde) are on the run with a bag full of cash from a c asino job. With a deadly blizzard swirling around them, they split up to make a desperate dash for the border. Meanwhile, troubled boxer Jay (Charlie Hunnam) has just been released from prison and is heading home to spend Thanksgiving with his mother (Sissy Spacek) and retired sheriff father (Kris Kristofferson). A twist of fate sets them all on a collision course, hurtling this icy thriller to a shocking climax.

So, basically, it's one of those "stare into Olivia Wilde's eyes" movies.

Also, apparently, written by Olivia Wilde's eyes, too, because it has things like Eric Bana biting a guy through the sleeve of his heavy duty winter moccasin to get the upper hand in a fight. Which is really stupid like so --

Oh, excuse me. Olivia Wilde scene.

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Post by: nacho on February 02, 2013, 12:04:08 PM
Groundhog Day!

So time to repost this:

http://whatculture.com/film/just-how-many-days-does-bill-murray-really-spend-stuck-reliving-groundhog-day.php

A painstaking analysis of how many times Bill Murray repeated Groundhog Day. The estimate comes in at just under 34 years. Harold Ramis has said it was 10 years but, when those MIT kids a while back figured it to be 9 years, Ramis went back on his estimate and said 10 years wouldn't be enough time to learn all the things Bill Murray did. So I buy the link above more than any other... And really love the idea that he was trapped for 34 years. Jesus...
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Post by: RottingCorpse on February 04, 2013, 08:19:16 AM
The Lone Ranger Super Bowl spot. Those Pirates of the Caribbean movies are so darn fun, I can't imagine I'll miss this.

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Post by: nacho on February 04, 2013, 08:30:43 AM
I found it horrifying. How dare they shit all over the Lone Ranger.

Of course...it's probably the only way to remake it for modern offices. But, then we get into the argument of why remake it?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on February 04, 2013, 08:53:18 AM
then we get into the argument of why remake it?

Which is a redundant argument because the answer is always cash.
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Post by: nacho on March 15, 2013, 01:13:30 PM
So...Kickstarter brought Veronica Mars back from the dead, raising two million in a day. Geekdom is abuzz with how this is the new way to revive a series...though Whedon has already said he won't even think about touching Firefly again for another two years.

Either way...fans crowd-sourcing the revival of a show, and producing some sort of mandate, is interesting, yes? I think Veronica Mars is operating under a deal where if they raise X then Warner or whoever will respond and handle distro/marketing. So, essentially, you all make the movie/show and we'll pick it up.

This feels more exciting than the pipe dream (and ultimate sad failure) of the Netflix 2.0 revolution...
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Post by: RottingCorpse on May 07, 2013, 09:14:03 PM
The internet is losing it's proverbial shit over the trailer for Ender's Game. I think it looks like ass. Is it me or them?

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Post by: Reginald McGraw on May 07, 2013, 09:20:57 PM
It is not beautiful.

I'm excited enough to see the story play out on the big screen that it could look like ass and I wouldn't care.
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Post by: nacho on May 07, 2013, 10:19:22 PM
It is not beautiful.

I'm excited enough to see the story play out on the big screen that it could look like ass and I wouldn't care.

I can't even imagine how they could do Ender's Game on film. I'll go just to see that. Is it possible? (No.)
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Post by: RottingCorpse on June 24, 2013, 09:54:01 PM
I'm a Sofia Coppola nerd, so the Missus and I just got back from a screening of her latest The Bling Ring.


It's a portrait of vapidity and self indulgence in our celeb obsessed culture. RC says check it out.
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Post by: nacho on June 25, 2013, 12:32:44 AM
I was hoping it was a hip hop spin-off of The Ring.
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Post by: nacho on July 17, 2013, 05:47:01 PM
Quote
If you are reading this in New York City, better stock up on bottled water and chain saws, because a Sharknado is coming. Syfy announced today that after the success of Sharknado, they have begun developing Sharknado 2 for 2014. They haven't announced whether it will be a prequel or a sequel, but there will definitely be a shark-filled tornado. Syfy knows a movie like this needs a perfect subtitle, so they are asking the fans for one. Just tweet @SyfyMovies using #Sharknado and you can name the movie. Here are a few to get your mind going: 2 Shark 2 Nado, Sharknado 2: SharkNATO, Sharknados Take Manhattan, Sharknado 2: Electric BoogaSharknado, Sharknado 2: Havana Sharknados, Sharknado 2: This Time It's Persharknal, I Still Know What You Did Last Sharknado.
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Post by: nacho on July 20, 2013, 10:58:17 AM
Could have sworn there was a Kick-Ass thread... Anyway, here's the comic-con Kick-Ass 2 trailer:

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Post by: Tatertots on July 22, 2013, 02:04:01 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/23/jim-carrey-kick-ass-2_n_3487880.html

Uh, what?
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Post by: nacho on July 22, 2013, 02:13:58 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/23/jim-carrey-kick-ass-2_n_3487880.html

Uh, what?

Sandy Hook was perpetrated by a super-hero canine.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on July 22, 2013, 05:10:00 PM
Every time Jim Carrey starts to get a little credibility back, he acts like a douche nozzle.
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Post by: nacho on August 18, 2013, 01:58:40 PM
This is awesome... Event Horizon is my secret vice.

http://io9.com/new-images-suggest-event-horizon-could-have-been-awesom-1161668923

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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 19, 2013, 01:00:42 AM
I haven't seen it in ten years, but I love it too.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on October 04, 2013, 09:57:01 AM
Didn't you see Gravity, Nacho? I think I'm going on Sunday and wanted to remind myself if you hated it. Reviews are *really* positive.
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Post by: nacho on October 04, 2013, 11:39:07 AM
Gravity was just released today. So...no. I haven't seen it.
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Post by: nacho on October 05, 2013, 11:01:29 AM
Didn't you see Gravity, Nacho? I think I'm going on Sunday and wanted to remind myself if you hated it. Reviews are *really* positive.

So?!

Also -- watching Backdraft now for the first time in, oh, 112 years. I forgot how good a job they did at making the fire a sort of creepy entity.
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Post by: nacho on October 23, 2013, 12:05:34 PM
Guilty pleasure alert:

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Post by: nacho on October 30, 2013, 06:03:33 PM
Some of this is fun...

http://io9.com/13-things-you-didnt-know-about-poltergeist-1454934341
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on November 15, 2013, 08:29:46 PM
Guilty pleasure alert:


I laughed out loud in the theater at this trailer.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: Reginald McGraw on November 15, 2013, 08:33:05 PM
So I thought we had talked about Ender's Game, but my searching fails to reveal anything.

I saw it last night with Mrs. McGraw and we both really enjoyed it. I love the book and I think that the movie captured as much of it as was possible. They cut a lot, but out of necessity.

Two thumbs up.
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Post by: nacho on November 16, 2013, 09:37:18 AM
I was shocked when the Throne Maiden says she wants to go the the theater to see Anchorman 2. Guilty pleasure for everybody...

As for Ender's Game...I think we've managed to avoid it completely here! It also already leaked online...which I took as a bad sign.  But I'll give it a shot.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 16, 2013, 12:19:46 PM
I think I'm the only human being west of the Russian border who hadn't heard of Ender's Game before a few months ago.
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Post by: nacho on November 16, 2013, 01:30:17 PM
It's a cornerstone sci-fi novel, man! That's like saying you never heard of Foundation.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 16, 2013, 02:47:13 PM
The trailer looks like YA nonsense.
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Post by: nacho on November 16, 2013, 02:48:22 PM
Hunger Games...in space!

(Of course, I'm sitting here looking forward to the next Hunger Games...)
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on November 17, 2013, 09:15:10 PM
The themes are much larger than YA nonsense. I think so, anyway. It just happens that kids play a major role.
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Post by: nacho on November 18, 2013, 10:19:56 AM
Oh, and, I can't take my eyes off Jennifer Lawrence.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: RottingCorpse on November 18, 2013, 12:07:01 PM
Wait… She's in Enders Game?
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Post by: nacho on November 18, 2013, 01:32:15 PM
Wait… She's in Enders Game?

No. I did a smash-cut to a completely different and unrelated storyline without much preamble except the vaguest of mentions because I'm applying to be the showrunner of Walking Dead season 5.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 18, 2013, 03:39:32 PM
Man, I'm like a foreigner now. I don't know what the hell people are talking about half the time.

"What you mean 'Nixon Resigned?!!'"
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Post by: nacho on November 18, 2013, 04:00:30 PM
The Bee Gees broke up, too.
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Post by: nacho on November 25, 2013, 08:18:58 PM
I decided to watch The Purge because I have a brain tumor.

My five-minutes-in analysis is that they're ripping off Series 7...and not doing it very well.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 26, 2013, 03:28:37 AM
Don't I have a review somewhere in this thread?
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Post by: nacho on November 26, 2013, 09:00:30 AM
Don't I have a review somewhere in this thread?

I looked and couldn't find it! But then I realized that I was searching for The Purge and gave up.

It's also The Crazies.

It hurt me.
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Post by: nacho on November 26, 2013, 11:16:30 AM
We all liked District 9, yes? I'd like to see Blomkamp do well as he's an original voice in sci-fi.

Quote
Though it hasn't yet been shopped to studios by Media Rights Capital, Neill Blomkamp's District 9 followup Elysium is looking better and better. He's just gotten Jodie Foster to commit and join Matt Damon and District 9's Sharlto Copley to the sci-fi film he wrote and will direct as his next project. Simon Kinberg is producing. Plot is being kept under wraps. Foster most recently completed directing and starring alongside Mel Gibson in The Beaver, which Summit Entertainment will release April 11. Foster is also starring alongside Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly in God of Carnage, the Roman Polanski-directed adaptation of Yasmina Reza's Tony-winning play. Foster's repped by ICM.

Watching this now...because I still have a brain tumor.

I'm trying to figure out if this is the District 9 universe in 100 years or something...
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Post by: nacho on December 03, 2013, 05:40:29 PM
Is this the thread where we check in and talk about how we're obsessed with Jennifer Lawrence? And also ask how she can possibly make, like, 27 movies a year?
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Post by: nacho on December 07, 2013, 05:10:00 PM
I usually ignore the bulk of the cartoon shit...but everyone is screaming about Frozen.

This was put online. That's Broadway legend Idina Menzel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idina_Menzel)  singing. And...it makes me think I'll be glad to...uh..."download" this soon.

And, yes, Monkey. I'm a faggot cunt. I know.


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Post by: Reginald McGraw on December 08, 2013, 03:04:55 AM
We took the kids. It was okay. Some nice updated themes that I won't spoil for you.
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Post by: nacho on December 08, 2013, 01:16:59 PM
Well, it'll be a month before it shows up where I'm looking... But, good. I'll give it a watch.
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Post by: nacho on December 16, 2013, 08:40:45 AM
I can see how Gravity must be really pretty in the theater...but as a story, it's really quite tedious and dumb. Maybe that's why it's just 80 minutes!

How is this one of the best movies of the year? Because the CGI is flawless?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on December 16, 2013, 10:02:54 AM
That's been the general consensus of everybody I know who's seen it: "See it in the theater because the visuals are stunning and the story was written by a ten year old who just got back from a trip to the Air & Space Museum."
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Post by: RottingCorpse on December 16, 2013, 12:02:58 PM
I don't which excites me more: pimped out 70s Christain Bale and Bradley Cooper or sexed up 70s Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams.

Also, when did David O. Russell become one of my favorite directors?

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Post by: monkey! on December 16, 2013, 12:04:44 PM
I so want to see this film... gay for Bale.
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Post by: nacho on December 16, 2013, 12:05:24 PM
This:

Quote
sexed up 70s Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on December 16, 2013, 12:28:07 PM
Another trailer with a bit more story. I'm now obsessed with this movie.

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Post by: nacho on December 16, 2013, 12:31:16 PM
Poor Amy Adams. I've been watching her do the talk show circuit for this movie and all anybody asks her about is what's Jennifer Lawrence like. And when Lawrence does the circuit, people just fawn over her. Jon Stewart was downright embarrassing in both cases.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on December 16, 2013, 12:34:15 PM
Well, Lawrence is the Hot New Thing™… the way Amy Adams was a few years ago.
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Post by: nacho on December 16, 2013, 12:34:49 PM
I'm a Katniss man all the way.
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Post by: monkey! on December 16, 2013, 12:50:23 PM
Well, Lawrence is the Hot New Thing™… the way Amy Adams was a few years ago.

I want to chew on both sets of lovely tits.
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Post by: nacho on December 16, 2013, 12:52:15 PM
Well, Lawrence is the Hot New Thing™… the way Amy Adams was a few years ago.

I want to chew on both sets of lovely tits.

Indeed.
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Post by: monkey! on December 16, 2013, 12:55:03 PM
Well, Lawrence is the Hot New Thing™… the way Amy Adams was a few years ago.

I want to chew on both sets of lovely tits.

Indeed.

Om nom nom.
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Post by: nacho on December 16, 2013, 03:02:09 PM
21 Jump Street!

I actually enjoyed it. A self-aware meta comedy. I feel sorry for anyone under 25, though, because half the jokes are thinly veiled stabs at the show. Including a somewhat lengthy heart to heart between Johnny Depp and Peter DeLuise that only people who regularly watched the show in the 80's would understand. That's, like, a minute long scene in the midst of the finale.


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Post by: monkey! on December 16, 2013, 03:04:48 PM
Fun times ahead. Jonah Hill is the nerd's wet dream in Hollywood.
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Post by: monkey! on December 20, 2013, 07:14:40 AM
Turns out Anchorman 2 is actually quite fun, with a cameo from Tina Fey.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on December 21, 2013, 08:59:20 AM
Looks pretty cool...

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Post by: Reginald McGraw on December 21, 2013, 11:44:17 AM
Wow! That pushes all my buttons...
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Post by: RottingCorpse on December 21, 2013, 03:42:35 PM
Mine too, Reggie.

The only thing that gives me pause is actually Johnny Depp. Don't get me wrong, I love Depp but he's almost too big a star for me to completely shed my suspension of disbelief. I kept thinking "Jack Sparrow is The Lawnmower Man?"
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Post by: RottingCorpse on December 23, 2013, 09:41:29 AM
I don't which excites me more: pimped out 70s Christain Bale and Bradley Cooper or sexed up 70s Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams.

Also, when did David O. Russell become one of my favorite directors?


Date night yesterday. The Missus and I got American Hustle into us and all I can say is go see it. It's just solid storytelling, pure and simple. I laid awake last night trying to figure out if it was following the stupid "Save the Cat" structure, but in the end decided I didn't care. The movie is tense and edgy without ever losing a sense of humor and heart. The trailer tells you all you need to know about the story and I'm not going to ruin anything by going into details.

Christian Bale disappears in this role. Missus RC grabbed my hand twenty minutes in and said,"Holy shit! That's Christian Bale! I thought it was Tom Cruise." Bradley Cooper is sort of turning into that guy that only does one thing, but he does it really well and it works perfect here. Louis C.K. shows up a supporting role that's hilarious. (There's another awesome cameo too.) Jeremy Renner is great.

Go for Jennifer Lawrence, but stay for Amy Adams. She's amazing on every level. Lawrence almost (but not quite) reduxes her brilliant Silver Linings Playbook role here. Make no mistake. She's still awesome, but you get a sense she needs to step away from Russel for a while. Adams meanwhile, also seems to disappear into her role which is really layered and requires her to play three(!) versions of the same character. Trust me that it all makes sense.

This movie is going to ruin me for other movies for awhile. That's how good it is.
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Post by: monkey! on December 23, 2013, 10:54:41 AM
Do we get to see some titty?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on December 23, 2013, 11:12:20 AM
If that's your litmus, you may be disappointed. That said, it's a very sexy movie.
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Post by: monkey! on December 23, 2013, 11:14:33 AM
If that's your litmus, you may be disappointed. That said, it's a very sexy movie.

Litmus... is that a new euphemism for the kids?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on December 23, 2013, 11:18:06 AM
Litmus test? Am I saying it wrong?
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Post by: monkey! on December 23, 2013, 11:22:53 AM
Litmus test? Am I saying it wrong?

I was being facetious.
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Post by: nacho on December 26, 2013, 08:17:07 PM
But...my aunt said it was the worst movie she had ever seen!
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Post by: monkey! on December 27, 2013, 09:03:47 AM
But...my aunt said it was the worst movie she had ever seen!

This the retard aunt?
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Post by: nacho on December 27, 2013, 10:17:14 AM
Yes. There are only five people in my family. Retard aunt, retard cousin, crazy gfather, writer uncle, NM cousin. You may have noticed that 90% of Greatsociety is devoted to the insane antics of three of those five for over 12 years.
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Post by: nacho on January 03, 2014, 05:24:48 PM
So...Kickstarter brought Veronica Mars back from the dead, raising two million in a day. Geekdom is abuzz with how this is the new way to revive a series...though Whedon has already said he won't even think about touching Firefly again for another two years.

Either way...fans crowd-sourcing the revival of a show, and producing some sort of mandate, is interesting, yes? I think Veronica Mars is operating under a deal where if they raise X then Warner or whoever will respond and handle distro/marketing. So, essentially, you all make the movie/show and we'll pick it up.

This feels more exciting than the pipe dream (and ultimate sad failure) of the Netflix 2.0 revolution...


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Post by: nacho on January 09, 2014, 04:04:59 PM
Oscar round-up:

Frozen was quite good. I actually enjoyed the updated themes (as Reggie called them a few ages back) and was surprised at how adult it skewed...

Lone Survivor is jingoistic bullshit and totally absurd... But it's also very well done and super intense. Kept me glued to my seat.

Her is idiotic Apple porn.

American Hustle is annoying as I look back on it, but it should get the sideboob Oscar. Is it a good movie? No. But I'll watch it again and again for Lawrence and Adams!

Gravity -- clearly written by a child.

12 Years a Slave: Downloading and pending...

Captain Phillips is embarrassing and terrible. I know it's based on a true story about a guy who willingly captained a ship into the pirate zone and got off scot free, but it actually steals more from the Scandinavian "A Hijacking" which is a tense and amazing movie.

The Wolf of Wall Street: Downloaded and pending...

I'm ignoring Nebraska, the Cumberbatch Collection, and that movie about the AIDs cowboy.

What others am I missing...?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 09, 2014, 04:14:04 PM
[quote author=nacho link=topic=4026.msg157605#msg157605 date=1389297899

American Hustle is annoying as I look back on it, but it should get the sideboob Oscar. Is it a good movie? No. But I'll watch it again and again for Lawrence and Adams!
[/quote]

Blasphemy.
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Post by: nacho on January 09, 2014, 04:31:00 PM
Oh, come on. It's ludicrous.  It's full of itself. It's almost ham-fisted in the attempt to Mamet-up the script. If not for the constant boobs I'd seriously hate it.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on January 09, 2014, 04:44:28 PM
I liked the story, but thought some of the acting was suspect.
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Post by: monkey! on January 10, 2014, 07:37:39 AM
I like side boob. There should be an Oscar for Best Side Boob.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 11, 2014, 01:59:15 PM
I loved it *because* it was ludicrous!

And it's based on a true story:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/12/12/american_hustle_true_story_fact_and_fiction_in_christian_bale_jennifer_lawrence.html
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Post by: nacho on January 13, 2014, 11:46:05 AM
Wow...Walter Mitty is bad. Really bad.
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Post by: monkey! on January 13, 2014, 12:25:23 PM
Wow...Walter Mitty is bad. Really bad.

Ah, it was okay... I think maybe you need to be in a non-exigent mood.
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Post by: nacho on January 13, 2014, 12:48:07 PM
I think one needs to be 100% ignorant of the fun-loving and heartwarming original, actually.
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Post by: monkey! on January 13, 2014, 12:54:18 PM
I think one needs to be 100% ignorant of the fun-loving and heartwarming original, actually.

Haven't seen it.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on January 13, 2014, 04:41:12 PM
Oscar round-up:

Frozen was quite good. I actually enjoyed the updated themes (as Reggie called them a few ages back) and was surprised at how adult it skewed...

Lone Survivor is jingoistic bullshit and totally absurd... But it's also very well done and super intense. Kept me glued to my seat.

Her is idiotic Apple porn.

American Hustle is annoying as I look back on it, but it should get the sideboob Oscar. Is it a good movie? No. But I'll watch it again and again for Lawrence and Adams!

Gravity -- clearly written by a child.

12 Years a Slave: Downloading and pending...

Captain Phillips is embarrassing and terrible. I know it's based on a true story about a guy who willingly captained a ship into the pirate zone and got off scot free, but it actually steals more from the Scandinavian "A Hijacking" which is a tense and amazing movie.

The Wolf of Wall Street: Downloaded and pending...

I'm ignoring Nebraska, the Cumberbatch Collection, and that movie about the AIDs cowboy.

What others am I missing...?

An hour into Wolf of Wall Street and loving it...
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 13, 2014, 04:48:03 PM
Heh...

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Post by: monkey! on January 18, 2014, 04:54:34 PM
At last I watched Pacific Rim. Daft, silly effects-porno comic book stuff, but it's FUN. Haha.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on February 02, 2014, 08:51:48 PM
At my sister's Super Bowl party but I'll post all the trailers when I get in tonight.
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Post by: nacho on February 07, 2014, 08:07:00 AM
During breakfast, I tuned in to Cinemax just in time for the "Too Many Secrets" scene in Sneakers... I'd forgotten how solidly great that movie was. And timeless, too, despite the ancient technology. It's my duty to force everyone to watch Sneakers now!
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Post by: Sirharles on February 07, 2014, 09:10:31 AM
Oh I'd love to watch Sneakers again, but as I STILL DON'T HAVE ANY FUCKING POWER...........
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Post by: nacho on February 07, 2014, 10:02:24 AM
You can do a Victorian shadow play version on the wall!
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Post by: nacho on February 12, 2014, 10:32:35 AM
Love you, io9!

http://io9.com/totally-radical-a-microhistory-of-1980s-science-fictio-1520998318
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on February 20, 2014, 04:00:30 PM
Oscar round-up:

Gravity -- clearly written by a child.


I am no longer a voice in the wilderness when it comes to disliking Gravity...


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Post by: nacho on February 28, 2014, 11:54:09 AM
I really didn't like the last Muppets reboot. I think it missed the mark on many levels...

So then I justw atched the trailer for the second movie and...well, you win, reboot. You win.


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Post by: nacho on March 07, 2014, 04:49:58 PM
Oh-ho!

http://io9.com/30-cult-movies-that-absolutely-everybody-must-see-1538502596

So I have not seen Born in Flames. I'm proud to say that's the only one, though...


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Post by: RottingCorpse on March 09, 2014, 01:40:51 PM
I've seen most of them. Born in Flames looks like a proto-Women's Studies.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on March 12, 2014, 06:22:32 PM
I drunkenly pitched this idea to Nacho one night.

http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/4-reasons-this-new-movie-everything-wrong-with-hollywood (http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/4-reasons-this-new-movie-everything-wrong-with-hollywood)
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 14, 2014, 12:09:51 PM
Who knew the best thing I would read today would be the story of why Street Fighter tanked.

http://www.polygon.com/features/2014/3/10/5451014/street-fighter-the-movie-what-went-wrong (http://www.polygon.com/features/2014/3/10/5451014/street-fighter-the-movie-what-went-wrong)
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Post by: RottingCorpse on March 26, 2014, 01:22:20 PM
This looks incredibly fun.

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Post by: nacho on March 26, 2014, 01:52:41 PM
Yes, it does.
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Post by: monkey! on March 26, 2014, 03:08:07 PM
Lolz.
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Post by: Sirharles on March 31, 2014, 11:47:58 AM
Saw Noah this weekend.  It was pretty good.  Some good special effects, but more a story about a mans unwavering faith.  And proof once again that you can cover Jennifer Connelly in dirt and she still looks good.
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Post by: nacho on March 31, 2014, 11:53:26 AM
Is the campy actioner that I hope it is?
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Post by: Sirharles on March 31, 2014, 12:04:56 PM
It's not actually.  I mean yes there's a little campy action.  Like how Noah who has gone out of his way to avoid other people his whole life apparently is also a skilled fighter and can kill three men quickly. 

And there are some things that you roll your eyes to, but that's all movies.  The biggest problem I had with it was how the bad "sinners" had apparently mastered steel yet didn't ride horses, had no carts, and apparently didn't think "hmmm maybe building a boat of our own isn't such a bad idea".  But that's the nature of the story I suppose.
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Post by: monkey! on March 31, 2014, 12:18:49 PM
Did everybody live happily ever after?
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on March 31, 2014, 12:19:59 PM
Horses were always very secondary until the Huns came on the scene.

I was hoping for it to be more like a sequel to the Scorpion King and less like a story of "unwavering faith." 
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: Sirharles on March 31, 2014, 12:51:34 PM
I was hoping for it to be more like a sequel to the Scorpion King and less like a story of "unwavering faith."

Isn't that Hercules?
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on March 31, 2014, 01:50:43 PM
I was hoping for it to be more like a sequel to the Scorpion King and less like a story of "unwavering faith."

Isn't that Hercules?

That depends. There are two Hercules movies this year! Will The Rock be able to wash away the horror of "The Legend of Hercules"?
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Post by: monkey! on March 31, 2014, 07:11:39 PM
I refuse to watch any other version than Schwarzenegger's Hercules.
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Post by: nacho on March 31, 2014, 07:21:38 PM
I refuse to watch any other version than Schwarzenegger's Hercules.

Probably more accurate than these two...
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Post by: monkey! on March 31, 2014, 07:49:42 PM
I refuse to watch any other version than Schwarzenegger's Hercules.

Probably more accurate than these two...

RARRRRR!!!
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Post by: nacho on April 01, 2014, 01:30:34 PM
WHAT. THE. FUCK?


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The last Pink Panther movies featured Steve Martin playing the perfectly incompetent Inspector Jacques Clouseau, to perfectly awful reviews. But now, MGM has announced a new Pink Panther movie, which ditches the Inspector in favor of the literal Pink Panther himself, who appeared in previous movies' opening credits.

David Silverman, who directed and produced The Simpsons Movie, is directing, with Walter Mirisch and Julie Andrews producing. Mirisch was the executive producer of the original movie and Andrews is the widow of Blake Edwards, who directed the classic Pink Panther movies.

As with the original cartoon show (which some may remember from the '60s), the Panther himself won't speak. But unlike the original cartoon, the movie will drop the Panther into the real world, using a combination of live-action and CGI. The story itself takes cues from the original movie, where the title referred to a precious gem-stone that thieves steal. As an "international jewel heist" movie, it should at least stay near its roots.
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Post by: monkey! on April 01, 2014, 02:43:08 PM
Ugh.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on April 01, 2014, 08:11:14 PM
*gunshot*
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Post by: nacho on April 06, 2014, 04:36:02 AM
Oh, yes... R.U.R.!

The grandfather of sci-fi... R.U.R. coined the word "robot." A social satire written by Czech author Karl Capek in 1919, it imagines a future world (the 1960s) where robots fulfill our every whim...and have had enough, so they revolt. You've seen it a million times in Blade Runner, I Robot, etc... The themes are in just about every sci-fi movie and show ever made. The pseudo-religious robot rebellion. But it all began with R.U.R.

Capek's story is amazing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karel_%C4%8Capek

Dubbed "public enemy number two" by the Nazis, he died in the camps in 1938.

Turning R.U.R. into a film is kind of pointless at this point since it's been ripped off so many times... But an indie company is trying to do it: http://www.heliconarts.com/rur/

Here's the trailer/calling-card mini-film:
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Post by: RottingCorpse on April 06, 2014, 05:11:36 PM
I need to read R.U.R. The Czechs talked about it endlessly.
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Post by: nacho on April 07, 2014, 08:15:24 AM
I need to read R.U.R. The Czechs talked about it endlessly.

It'll take you about 25 minutes.
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Post by: monkey! on April 27, 2014, 01:58:20 PM
I'm sure this won't in any way completely ruin and destroy the memory of a classic show...

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27178025

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Dad's Army film 'in the works'
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Post by: nacho on April 28, 2014, 07:44:40 AM
I'm sure this won't in any way completely ruin and destroy the memory of a classic show...

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27178025

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Dad's Army film 'in the works'


That's... That's just not possible. That's like rebooting Fawlty Towers.
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Post by: monkey! on April 28, 2014, 08:58:02 AM
They're raping history, Nacho.
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Post by: nacho on April 28, 2014, 10:06:57 AM
They're raping history, Nacho.

You know what it is, right? It's back to the Doctor Who missing episode cache. Allegedly thousands of cans of not just Doctor Who, but Adam Adamant Lives, Z Cars, etc. Among them the much sought after missing episodes from the second season of Dad's Army...and the Christmas specials.

According to the endless rumors, the Beeb is slowly restoring everything (or negotiating ownership) and aren't announcing recovery until they're sure they can restore the film into salable condition.

Every time the missing episodes rumor comes up, Dad's Army gets name-checked. I wonder if, finally, this means that there's another official announcement coming soon... 
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Post by: monkey! on April 28, 2014, 10:41:56 AM
You still live in hope.
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Post by: nacho on April 28, 2014, 11:45:20 AM
You still live in hope.

Well, the film canisters DO exist! The only real question is if, when you open them, there's usable film inside or toxic sludge. And, apparently, just simply opening them is A Thing. 
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Post by: monkey! on April 28, 2014, 12:32:51 PM
Fairy dust.
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Post by: nacho on May 05, 2014, 10:03:21 AM
Haha... So, uh, I kind of liked Pompeii! It's like a poor man's Gladiator written by people who loved Rome who really wanted to try and figure out how to include a car chase.

But that's just 60% of the movie. The final 40 minutes is pure disaster porn: Roman style! It's loads of fun because there's a Titanic-esque subplot playing out during the uber-apocalypse that's just hilarious. 
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Post by: monkey! on May 05, 2014, 10:34:02 AM
I'll watch it this week.
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Post by: nacho on May 05, 2014, 11:10:49 AM
I'll watch it this week.

Leave your IQ at the door.
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Post by: monkey! on May 05, 2014, 12:00:03 PM
I'll watch it this week.

Leave your IQ at the door.

Hey! I ain't got no illness.
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Post by: monkey! on May 05, 2014, 12:00:22 PM
I'll watch it this week.

Leave your IQ at the door.

Hey! I ain't got no illness.

See what I did there?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on May 12, 2014, 11:45:30 AM
I can't imagine Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers, I mean, Edge of Tomorrow is any good... and yet I'd totally watch it.

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Post by: monkey! on May 12, 2014, 12:49:00 PM
Tom Cruise is still allowed in films...? Wait... he's out of the closet?

Groundhog Day meets that Jake Gyllenhaal repeat simulation movie... meets Starship Troopers meets Xenu the Space Warrior in the volcano.

Also... haha... the same director as Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Haha... hahahahahahahahaha.
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Post by: nacho on May 12, 2014, 01:05:28 PM
Tom Cruise is still allowed in films...? Wait... he's out of the closet?


He's going through a Bad Sci-Fi Phase, which means yes, he is, because he probably asks to be part of these idiot projects that nobody will touch and the people behind the projects are giggling all the way to the bank.
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Post by: nacho on May 26, 2014, 02:58:57 PM
Haha! Non-Stop is exactly what you think it is -- Liam Neeson does a version of Red Eye that's been put through the Die Hard filter.

And it's great.

Also, don't watch it sober.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on May 27, 2014, 09:22:06 AM
Remember the Night Skies chapter from "The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made." Rick Baker has released pictures of his alien sculpts. Pretty cool, and scary how much they look like ET.

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3295961/steve-spielberg-almost-made-alien-horror-movie-called-night-skies/ (http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3295961/steve-spielberg-almost-made-alien-horror-movie-called-night-skies/)
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Post by: nacho on May 27, 2014, 05:39:14 PM
A fun little piece on Shawshank:

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304536104579560021265554240

Basically how , thanks toh 151 hours worth of airing the movie on basic cable last year, everyone's still making loads of money.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on May 27, 2014, 09:12:37 PM
Nice piece. I think it's my favorite movie.
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Post by: nacho on June 07, 2014, 01:40:41 PM
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If you are reading this in New York City, better stock up on bottled water and chain saws, because a Sharknado is coming. Syfy announced today that after the success of Sharknado, they have begun developing Sharknado 2 for 2014. They haven't announced whether it will be a prequel or a sequel, but there will definitely be a shark-filled tornado. Syfy knows a movie like this needs a perfect subtitle, so they are asking the fans for one. Just tweet @SyfyMovies using #Sharknado and you can name the movie. Here are a few to get your mind going: 2 Shark 2 Nado, Sharknado 2: SharkNATO, Sharknados Take Manhattan, Sharknado 2: Electric BoogaSharknado, Sharknado 2: Havana Sharknados, Sharknado 2: This Time It's Persharknal, I Still Know What You Did Last Sharknado.


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Post by: RottingCorpse on June 07, 2014, 05:20:01 PM
I will watch this.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on June 11, 2014, 12:34:58 PM
Our sequel thread has become so buried, I'm just putting this here.

Also, LOL...

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Post by: nacho on June 11, 2014, 12:36:03 PM
Wait...this is part 3, right? (I can't bring myself to watch it.)
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Post by: RottingCorpse on June 11, 2014, 12:45:57 PM
Technically, yes, though Carrey, Daniels, and the Farrellys had nothing to do with the last one. (Which I think was a prequel.)
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Post by: nacho on June 11, 2014, 12:48:09 PM
Okay. Stop talking about this franchise.

Oh, look, a fire engine.
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Post by: nacho on June 14, 2014, 12:17:50 AM
(http://www.greatsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/frozensanity.jpg)
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Post by: RottingCorpse on June 14, 2014, 06:27:07 PM
I'm so happy Frozen has passed me by.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on June 17, 2014, 11:51:16 AM
You should watch it! You are not at risk of being serenaded by young girls.
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Post by: nacho on June 17, 2014, 01:34:20 PM
I actually loved it before the entire movie became a meme.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on July 31, 2014, 05:02:42 PM
Lucy...

Really weird. I think I liked it a little, but it's a terrible "film".
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Post by: RottingCorpse on July 31, 2014, 05:15:08 PM
It's on the RC family list, but the reviews from both critics and viewers have been pretty mixed. The science is apparently pretty wonky.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on July 31, 2014, 06:49:23 PM
Science is terrible.

I really just like people with super powers.
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Post by: nacho on August 01, 2014, 09:00:02 AM
And ScarJo.
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Post by: Sirharles on August 01, 2014, 09:41:54 AM
I just want to see her beat the crap out of people, and give them that amused look a cat gives while playing with a mouse.  Or more to the point I want her to give me that look while she's playing with......wait...I'm married...I mean um....nothing.
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Post by: nacho on August 01, 2014, 10:25:04 AM
Thread is now about ScarJo and how she's only going to get hotter as she moves through her 30s.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 01, 2014, 11:12:22 AM
I think all women get hotter in their 30s.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on August 01, 2014, 11:34:34 AM
So...she's not very hot in this movie.
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Post by: Sirharles on August 04, 2014, 10:05:10 AM
Saw Lucy last night and enjoyed it.  Reggie is right though, it's weird.  And has no basis in actual science.  Some of the scenes reminded me of Natural Born Killers. 
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Post by: nacho on August 04, 2014, 10:06:53 AM
The very concept of "using 100% of your brain" is the "has no basis in actual science" giveaway if you made it past 6th grade. Even the nuns taught me that!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_percent_of_brain_myth
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Post by: Sirharles on August 04, 2014, 10:16:33 AM
The very concept of "using 100% of your brain" is the "has no basis in actual science" giveaway if you made it past 6th grade. Even the nuns taught me that!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_percent_of_brain_myth

Even the science in everyday things that we know is true didn't make sense in this movie.  Skipping over the whole 100% thing. 
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Post by: nacho on August 04, 2014, 10:26:23 AM
The very concept of "using 100% of your brain" is the "has no basis in actual science" giveaway if you made it past 6th grade. Even the nuns taught me that!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_percent_of_brain_myth

Even the science in everyday things that we know is true didn't make sense in this movie.  Skipping over the whole 100% thing. 

I'm glad to hear that there was more to it than that! The commercials have all been the brain percentage thing, and they make me flinch. Being a veteran viewer of SyFy, I figured the worst...only with ScarJo at the helm instead of Michael Shanks! (Though I'm sure he'll be in an forthcoming Asylum/SYFy venture titled "101%".)

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Post by: nacho on August 07, 2014, 11:05:13 AM
Looks like Sharknado 3 is on the way. July 2015. This time, Twitter will not only decide the title, but also the victim city. io9 is lobbying pretty heavily for DC.
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Post by: nacho on August 09, 2014, 12:14:32 PM
Don't I have a review somewhere in this thread?

I looked and couldn't find it! But then I realized that I was searching for The Purge and gave up.

It's also The Crazies.

It hurt me.

Watching the sequel. The best part of these movies is how unprepared non-participants are for The Purge, even though it's well established that everyone is used to this and they've spent enormous amounts of money to secure themselves in their homes. But then -- you know -- they have to go out for milk 14 minutes before the Purge starts!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 09, 2014, 12:15:14 PM
I really enjoyed the first one.
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Post by: nacho on August 22, 2014, 01:07:17 AM
Maleficent was...okay! I kind of resented the whole "We bet you won't guess what this story is!" narration when they're, you know, telling a variation of a story that's been told to every single child on Earth from every race for the last 500 years. But... Okay!

Oh! Oh! Is it Sleeping Beauty?

Sssshhhh!!!! It's a NEW TWIST!! The twist is...it's not a twist!

Everyone sort of delivered, though. And it's pretty.

Weird. I wouldn't go out of my way to watch it, but I would say watch it eventually.



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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 22, 2014, 03:22:57 PM
ZZZzzzzz... I'm, sorry, what?
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Post by: nacho on September 03, 2014, 04:16:26 PM
I can't imagine Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers, I mean, Edge of Tomorrow is any good... and yet I'd totally watch it.


So...this was great. My only complaint is that they tried to downplay the Groundhog Day aspect, and they shouldn't have. We needed more "Tom Cruise gives up and punches people" in act two. But... This was great. Nacho says check it out.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on September 03, 2014, 07:43:12 PM
I've heard very good things.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on September 09, 2014, 12:24:34 PM
I don't know if you guys have seen his eighteen minute video about the PG-13 rating going around, but it's really good.

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/78379/ruination-horror-look-pg-13-rating (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/78379/ruination-horror-look-pg-13-rating)
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Post by: RottingCorpse on September 22, 2014, 08:28:47 PM
I swore we had a post about this Space Station 76 somewhere, but man does this look great:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/687172 (http://www.hulu.com/watch/687172)
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Post by: nacho on September 23, 2014, 10:42:28 AM
It's utterly horrible. If you want period sci-fi comedy, the king is still Galaxy Quest. SS76 is roughly on par with Iron Sky's horrific homemade flaws.
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Post by: nacho on October 06, 2014, 07:58:50 AM
Saw Lucy last night and enjoyed it.  Reggie is right though, it's weird.  And has no basis in actual science.  Some of the scenes reminded me of Natural Born Killers. 

It was really hard getting past the brain percentage bullshit... But I loved ScarJo kicking ass.

It all sort of fell apart once she turned into alien goo, though. I was willing to accept her creating a "new generation computer" by eating Xerox machines, but then we started time travelling, and both she and the group of scientists survive a bazooka blast, and then the answer to life, the universe, and everything is downloaded onto a jump drive...
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Post by: nacho on October 17, 2014, 11:45:54 AM
Horns is...very good. Surprisingly.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on October 17, 2014, 12:09:39 PM
Good to hear! Missus RC and I were talking about seeing it in the theaters.
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Post by: nacho on October 30, 2014, 01:37:02 PM
Haven't seen the Denzel remake...my impression is that it flopped.

And it SHOULD! Because you CANNOT remake The Equalizer! Unless, of course, it stars Sean Pertwee, is a TV show, and Stewart Copeland gets to update the theme song.

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Post by: nacho on November 04, 2014, 10:27:47 AM
Oh, god, yes...

http://andthemannexttoyou.tumblr.com/

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Die Hard on a boat? One of Steven Seagal’s somewhat classier, higher-budget movies from the first Bush era? The motion picture which single-handedly set the stage for Under Siege 2: Dark Territory costarring Eric Bogosian? Yes, 1992’s Andrew Davis-directed actioner Under Siege is all of these and more. A one-time staple during the VHS era of home entertainment, the testosterone-drenched film has not inspired a terrific amount of detailed critical attention or fan speculation in the 22 years since its successful release. Or so one might think. One Tumblr user, however, has apparently given the film a great deal of attention, focusing particularly on the many characters who lose their lives over the course of Under Siege’s 103-minute running time.

Since mid-October, And the Man Next To You: The Tragic Backstory of Everyone Killed in Under Siege has been offering its readers mock-serious, paragraph-long epitaphs for each of the film’s fatalities, written in the grim style of a dime novel. “Hollywood says every hitman has a heart of gold,” states one entry. “They kill and kill until they get that one special target.” The author has been working backwards through the film, denoting each kill with a corresponding time code. The Tumblr starts with the final moments of Seagal’s character, Casey Ryback, years after the events of the film. “He’s more scars than skin,” goes his obituary. “The faces of those he’s killed are long gone, too.”
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 04, 2014, 12:40:55 PM
That's a damn fine idea.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on November 04, 2014, 02:03:54 PM
Applicable across genres as well!

Friday the 13th, Star Wars, Commando...
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Post by: nacho on November 06, 2014, 08:19:39 AM
I was re-watching Empire of the Sun this morning. That kid was a little slow on the uptake, wasn't he? It's basically the fucking apocalypse, dude. No matter how molly-coddled you are, I think you'd still go, "Oh my shitting fuck...it's an invasion! I'm totally screwed!" and then start garroting Japanese soldiers in alleyways.   
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 07, 2014, 12:51:05 PM
We can rebuild him.

http://www.blastr.com/2014-11-6/mark-wahlberg-star-and-peter-berg-direct-six-billion-dollar-man (http://www.blastr.com/2014-11-6/mark-wahlberg-star-and-peter-berg-direct-six-billion-dollar-man)

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Mark Wahlberg to star and Peter Berg to direct The Six Billion Dollar Man

The Six Billion Dollar Man is still on its bionic track, with Mark Wahlberg set to star in the upcoming reboot and Peter Berg to sit in the director's chair.

Rumors of Wahlberg starring in the film have been swirling for a couple of months now, but now it looks like it’s almost a done deal.

Here’s Deadline’s report about the upcoming flick:

    Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg, the duo behind the critically acclaimed and box office success Lone Survivor, are re-teaming for the feature film version of The Six Billion Dollar Man with various writers circling the project for The Weinstein Co.’s Dimension Films label. (Yes, billion with a ‘b’). Berg will direct and Wahlberg is attached to star in the film about former astronaut Steve Austin who, after a horrific crash of an experimental plane, is saved by doctors when he is fitted with bionic replacements — both legs, his right arm and left eye. With super-human power, he becomes a force to be reckoned with for the government as a secret agent for the Office of Scientific Intelligence.

The story is based on Martin Caidin’s sci-fi book Cyborg. It became a bestseller when it was published back in 1972, and the book inspired the 1970s television series The Six Million Dollar Man, then starring Lee Majors as Steve Austin. The popular TV show had a large fan base and also spawned a spinoff: The Bionic Woman with Lindsay Wagner.

Filming on The Six Billion Dollar Man should begin next year, with Dimension eying a 2016 release.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 25, 2014, 01:17:41 PM
The Jurassic World trailer has been released two days early on the day after the Ferguson non-indictment to placate the masses. ILLUMINATI CONSPIRACY!!

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Post by: nacho on November 25, 2014, 01:19:17 PM
Wait... I paid $25 to watch this trailer, which was supposed to run in only three theaters ahead of Babysitter's Club IV!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 25, 2014, 01:20:52 PM
That made me snort my coffee.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 25, 2014, 01:26:24 PM
The Jurassic World trailer has been released two days early on the day after the Ferguson non-indictment to placate the masses. ILLUMINATI CONSPIRACY!!


I don't think it's a good thing that this trailer reminds of Jaws 3D. Or maybe that's an amazing Sharknado type thing.
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Post by: nacho on December 11, 2014, 10:33:59 AM
Surprisingly, Hot Tub Time Machine probably deserves its own thread.  I really enjoyed it.  It's good, dumb fun and if you were someone who came of age in the 80's, the movie has a surreal feel at times when you watch 45-year-old John Cusak remind you of all the 80's movies he was ever in... in another 80's movie... sort of.

I laughed all the way through it.  Very funny.

Wait...hold on.  Yes, this is a good movie.  Watching it now and loving it.  I'm shocked!

I'll never doubt you again, Nubbins.



I love that the second one is doing Back to the Future 2. Perfect, perfect...


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Post by: nacho on December 14, 2014, 02:13:50 PM
The book was unreadable... The movie is interesting, though. It's largely brought by Rosamund Pike, who is perfectly easy. Plus, we all need to watch Rosamund Pike rape herself with a bottle of chardonnay, right?
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Post by: nacho on December 31, 2014, 09:24:51 AM
Am I the only one who can't wait for Dragon Blade? Man, you people are losing your edge!

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Post by: nacho on January 09, 2015, 11:45:30 AM
Screener season continues with American Sniper!
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Post by: nacho on January 09, 2015, 01:42:50 PM
Screener season continues with American Sniper!

Are soldiers really able to make phone calls to their wives from the middle of firefights in Sadr City whenever they want? We'll just crouch behind this wall as the apocalypse unfolds and chat a bit on the cellphone. Hey baby! Wanna have phone sex?

The most egregious is when he makes a phone call to his wife who does offer him phone sex while he's in position and supposed to be protecting a convoy.

No wonder America has stopped winning wars!
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on January 09, 2015, 04:14:17 PM
Are soldiers really able to make phone calls to their wives from the middle of firefights in Sadr City whenever they want? We'll just crouch behind this wall as the apocalypse unfolds and chat a bit on the cellphone. Hey baby! Wanna have phone sex?

The most egregious is when he makes a phone call to his wife who does offer him phone sex while he's in position and supposed to be protecting a convoy.

No wonder America has stopped winning wars!

No, soldiers are not able to do this.

We have not lost any wars! As long as you define winning wars as destroying all opposition and then leaving.
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Post by: nacho on January 09, 2015, 04:46:02 PM
Screener day continues with The Imitation Game -- which, curiously, gets most of its history wrong.

Now I'm on Unbroken, which employs almost exactly the same storytelling techniques as The Imitation Game because I guess writers are afraid to tell a story about the main star and, instead, find it easier to cast a precocious kid as the youthful version of the star who constantly flashes back to childhood for every single step of his character development while we the audience would really, really rather the narrative just stay where the fuck it was and tell the goddamned story.

PS: Three 50 cal bullets through the chest kills you. FYI. movie.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 10, 2015, 07:46:03 AM
I think we need a Neill Blomkamp thread in the way we have a Neil Marshall thread. This guy's evolution is fascinating.

Chappie, his latest, is in the words of a YouTube comment that made me choke on my coffee, "that Robocop/Short Circuit mashup you didn't know you wanted."

I also can't decide from the trailer whether or not it's Blomkamp's Doomsday.  Catch me up on Elysium which I still haven't seen. My understanding was that it was the sophomore slump you expected from his studio follow-up to District 9; gorgeous and visually rich with great ideas that were likely strangled by some executive who wanted to make sure it didn't effect toy sales.

I think he's a fresh voice in Sci-Fi, butI also wonder if he's the one-trick pony Masrhall seemed to be. (At least before he found his fit in Game of Thrones.)

Anyway, take a look:

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Post by: nacho on January 10, 2015, 10:51:00 AM

Catch me up on Elysium which I still haven't seen. My understanding was that it was the sophomore slump you expected from his studio follow-up to District 9; gorgeous and visually rich with great ideas that were likely strangled by some executive who wanted to make sure it didn't effect toy sales.


You've got Elysium exactly. So now -- good for you! You don't have to watch Elysium! Me? I'd still like to have that two hours back.
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Post by: nacho on January 10, 2015, 12:46:25 PM
Screener season continues with Preservation. I'm a sucker for this genre -- wilderness thriller/horror survival -- so I'm going into it with a very open and ready to forgive attitude. Mainly because these movies are all the same (which is fine), even if you try to make them different with Hopkins fighting a bear or Neeson fighting a wolf, or Streep fighting Bacon.
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Post by: nacho on January 10, 2015, 03:04:48 PM
Screener season continues with Preservation. I'm a sucker for this genre -- wilderness thriller/horror survival -- so I'm going into it with a very open and ready to forgive attitude. Mainly because these movies are all the same (which is fine), even if you try to make them different with Hopkins fighting a bear or Neeson fighting a wolf, or Streep fighting Bacon.

Whew! That was awful...
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Post by: nacho on January 11, 2015, 12:30:08 PM
Screener Season continues with We Still Kill the Old Way (AKA The Guvnors).
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Post by: nacho on January 12, 2015, 06:58:40 PM
Screener Season continues with We Still Kill the Old Way (AKA The Guvnors).

This was fun. Basically the British Red, but not as over the top.

Next up was The Atticus Incident -- found footage done as a mockumentary, largely inspired by MK Ultra. It's actually kind of fun... Worth it if you enjoy the genre.

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Post by: nacho on January 12, 2015, 07:50:17 PM
The Last Stages! Which, again, tries to reboot the werewolf genre... And kind of does. It's surprisingly decent. Great monster effects.
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Post by: nacho on January 13, 2015, 08:20:31 AM
88 was next. It's one of a long line of Katherine Isabel movies that I believe get massive funding from private investors just so they can sit in a room and stare at Katherine Isabel.
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Post by: nacho on January 14, 2015, 11:51:06 AM
Yeah...

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Post by: nacho on January 14, 2015, 10:27:16 PM
Next up in screener season is John Wick!

So far it's like Moody Taken.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 15, 2015, 10:10:08 AM
Screener season continues with American Sniper!

Are soldiers really able to make phone calls to their wives from the middle of firefights in Sadr City whenever they want? We'll just crouch behind this wall as the apocalypse unfolds and chat a bit on the cellphone. Hey baby! Wanna have phone sex?

The most egregious is when he makes a phone call to his wife who does offer him phone sex while he's in position and supposed to be protecting a convoy.

No wonder America has stopped winning wars!

I got from this you didn't like it.  The previews look awesome and it's the only movie Missus RC and I want to see right now.
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Post by: nacho on January 15, 2015, 10:16:12 AM
Screener season continues with American Sniper!

Are soldiers really able to make phone calls to their wives from the middle of firefights in Sadr City whenever they want? We'll just crouch behind this wall as the apocalypse unfolds and chat a bit on the cellphone. Hey baby! Wanna have phone sex?

The most egregious is when he makes a phone call to his wife who does offer him phone sex while he's in position and supposed to be protecting a convoy.

No wonder America has stopped winning wars!

I got from this you didn't like it.  The previews look awesome and it's the only movie Missus RC and I want to see right now.

It's a sappy piece of shit. I mean, go ahead and watch it if you feel you won't be taken out of the moment by soldiers making cell phone calls to Texas from the middle of a firefight in Sadr City as they get overwhelmed Custer's Last Stand style.

Go ahead and watch it if you want two and a half hours of disjointed back and forth juxtaposing PTSD at home to multiple tours in Iraq and examining the effects as if we haven't seen that same exact thing in every modern war movie of this ilk.

Go ahead and watch it if you want long tense scenes where a kid is in the crosshairs and the situation is repeated again and again and, even when it's fairly obvious that this kid is going to murder a zillion people and the audience has no sympathy, we're supposed to identify with the top sniper's in history ongoing PTSD. But! To remind you that it's a kid being shot, we'll flash back/forward/all around for, like, 20 minutes about how American kids are great and our guy's a hero and he's a stand-up American at home and OMG now he has to shoot a kid WHAT WILL HE DO!?!?! WILL HE?!!??! That Iraqi kid with the rocket launcher is JUST LIKE A WHITE KID IN HEIGHT AT LEAST!!!

Ugh.

And then we get this weirdly flat ending that's supposed to mean something but doesn't mean something until the text scroll tells us what it means and then we switch to news footage during the text scroll explaining everything. Roll credits. Haha, we just stole two and a half hours.

Nacho's rating: Two Murdered Children out of Five.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 15, 2015, 10:48:43 AM
So, great trailer, but no so great movie, eh?
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Post by: nacho on January 15, 2015, 10:58:17 AM
So, great trailer, but no so great movie, eh?

Are we still talking about American Sniper? Or every movie?
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Post by: nacho on January 15, 2015, 06:27:29 PM
Screener season continues with Wild. It opens with her peeling her toenail off. Not nice.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 15, 2015, 06:45:38 PM
Oh yeah. That's the other one Missus RC wants to see. I somehow have no interest.
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Post by: nacho on January 15, 2015, 07:00:02 PM
That's because Witherspoon is horrible.

40 minutes in, though, and it's okay. It's beautiful. But man, it's for chicks all the way. Grrl Power!!
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Post by: nacho on January 15, 2015, 08:15:28 PM
Yeah, Wild's okay. Mrs. RC will love it.
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Post by: nacho on January 16, 2015, 01:11:23 PM
Screener season continues with Force Majeure, the Swedish avalanche disaster porn flick.

At the 45 minute mark and nothing has happened except for a faux avalanche that didn't cause much trouble, the main couple fighting CONSTANTLY, the kids being annoying fucks, and people peeing in the snow with visible effort and pain as if they're passing stones...

I think this is actually the Swedish troubled marriage and constantly drinking wine disaster porn flick.
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Post by: nacho on January 16, 2015, 01:18:32 PM
So I just looked up what the fuck Force Majeure was about -- the faux avalanche is it! The husband's decision to run (saving his iphone but not his kids) is the dilemma! It really is Swedish troubled marriage and constantly drinking wine disaster porn! It's a full two hours too! Good heavens...
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 16, 2015, 03:34:48 PM
It's likely fake, but still....

Quote
Watch: 'Force Majeure' Director Breaks Down Over His Oscar Snub

http://www.indiewire.com/article/watch-force-majeure-director-breaks-down-over-his-oscar-snub-20150116 (http://www.indiewire.com/article/watch-force-majeure-director-breaks-down-over-his-oscar-snub-20150116)
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Post by: nacho on January 16, 2015, 03:57:56 PM
An Oscar for what? Two fucking hours of a couple arguing and hideous CGI? That's only Oscar-worthy if you cast Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
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Post by: nacho on January 18, 2015, 06:09:39 PM
Screener Season continues with Inherent Vice... Which is okay if you're a 30 year old who's never heard of Chinatown and thought American Hustle was really cool,
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 18, 2015, 06:19:52 PM
I thought American Hustle was really cool, but I've also seen Chinatown nearly a half dozen times.
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Post by: nacho on January 18, 2015, 06:23:57 PM
Was American Hustle about something besides JLaw and Amy Adams?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 18, 2015, 06:39:52 PM
I'm sorry, were you saying something?

(http://img.pandawhale.com/93511-Amy-Adams-American-Hustle-gif-zK0P.gif)
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Post by: nacho on January 18, 2015, 11:24:48 PM
Oh god...thank you.
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Post by: nacho on January 18, 2015, 11:28:47 PM
Here;s American Sniper's fucking audience:


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AMERICAN SNIPER... with Bradley Cooper... OMG... if you love your country... THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA... you must watch this true story!!! Sometimes we are so far removed from what our young men and women do in order to protect us...and we need to be REMINDED!!!!!!!!!!! I won't share anything other than.. if you don't value what our troops do for us, then you are cold and selfish and I pray that the enemy never comes knocking at your door or in your neighborhood... like they did on 911, and the countless other places they continue to sneak their way in!!! PLEASE GO SEE THIS MOVIE if you get a chance.. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS, OUR VETERANS, and our WOUNDED WARRIORS... heart emoticon
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 19, 2015, 10:58:58 AM
It made a shit-ton of money this weekend.
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Post by: nacho on January 19, 2015, 11:13:50 AM
That's because America's population is an uneducated mass of serfs.
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Post by: nacho on January 20, 2015, 02:22:47 PM
Here;s American Sniper's fucking audience:


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AMERICAN SNIPER... with Bradley Cooper... OMG... if you love your country... THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA... you must watch this true story!!! Sometimes we are so far removed from what our young men and women do in order to protect us...and we need to be REMINDED!!!!!!!!!!! I won't share anything other than.. if you don't value what our troops do for us, then you are cold and selfish and I pray that the enemy never comes knocking at your door or in your neighborhood... like they did on 911, and the countless other places they continue to sneak their way in!!! PLEASE GO SEE THIS MOVIE if you get a chance.. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS, OUR VETERANS, and our WOUNDED WARRIORS... heart emoticon

Seth Rogan is in trouble for saying what I was thinking:

http://www.avclub.com/article/seth-rogen-points-out-how-american-sniper-kind-ing-214026
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Post by: Tatertots on January 20, 2015, 03:35:21 PM
I fucking hated American Sniper. How the hell did that get nominated for Best Picture? Bradley Cooper was good considering the shit source material he had to work with, but the rest of it was C-rate writing and acting. And the entire package is a big propaganda whitewash that would've make Kim Jong-Il blush. I barely know where to start here.

Like, the doll stand-ins for babies. They didn't even bother trying to make them move or appear real. It's incredibly obvious that they're holding plastic dolls. It looks like an inner-city high school drama rehearsal.

And the movie actually opens with the most tired Middle East movie trope of our times — slow fade in from black over a morning call to prayer echoing through the city. Clint Eastwood didn't even try here.

What kind of idiot pays $40 to see this in IMAX? CERTAINLY NOT TYSON NOPE NO WAY.
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Post by: nacho on January 20, 2015, 03:36:43 PM
Oh god, thank you. We're all alone, Tyson!
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Post by: monkey! on January 20, 2015, 05:08:14 PM
Simpleton war propaganda for simpletons bred from purposefully underwhelming education systems.
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Post by: nacho on January 20, 2015, 05:17:22 PM
Rogan's joking comparison to Nation's Pride was mind-blowing. I didn't make that connection but...of course... The sniper montage sequence is almost shot for shot the same scene in Nation's Pride.

The more I think about American Sniper, the more outraged I become at it's critical reception.
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Post by: monkey! on January 20, 2015, 05:20:16 PM
Symptomatic of the success American, and even British, media has had in manufacture of public consent and opinion. Anybody even vaguely Muslim-looking has been demonized these last ten years to similar extent as Jews where in 1930s Germany.
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Post by: Tatertots on January 20, 2015, 06:57:45 PM
Christ I hate this movie.

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Post by: Tatertots on January 20, 2015, 07:06:03 PM
Symptomatic of the success American, and even British, media has had in manufacture of public consent and opinion. Anybody even vaguely Muslim-looking has been demonized these last ten years to similar extent as Jews where in 1930s Germany.

My problem isn't so much that it's propaganda, it's that it's shitty propaganda! I don't mind a good ol' rah-rah U-S-A war propaganda movie every now and then, but this thing just sucks. None of it is good outside of Bradley Cooper's ability to improve on fourth-grade script writing.

My girlfriend's theory is that they simply timed and marketed this thing perfectly. The US has forgotten the horrors of the wars already (even though it's still very much active) and we're all ready to start up that Greatest Generation bullshit now. I'm inclined to agree with her.

So yeah, speaking of xenophobia, you'll be happy to know that every middle eastern person in this film is portrayed as either a snake, an idiot, or a lying bastard. Every American, though, is fucking :angel5: :salute: :angel5: :salute: :angel5: :salute:
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Post by: nacho on January 20, 2015, 07:23:06 PM

So yeah, speaking of xenophobia, you'll be happy to know that every middle eastern person in this film is portrayed as either a snake, an idiot, or a lying bastard. Every American, though, is fucking :angel5: :salute: :angel5: :salute: :angel5: :salute:

On this note -- that's one big argument about the end, eh? The whole fucking movie is about PTSD...and yet the guy who murders Mr. Hero (and his buddy -- not included in the story at all) is suffering from PTSD and worth a touch of a study himself, no?

But, oh god, let's make him look slightly swarthy and show him for 3 seconds and then cut to text to tell us the end at length over newsreel footage!
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Post by: monkey! on January 21, 2015, 07:41:56 AM
Let's forget all those war crimes!
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Post by: monkey! on January 21, 2015, 08:41:28 PM
Holy tits, Batman.

I watched, 'Primer' [2004] tonight. Bizarre, enthralling, one of the best films I've seen in a long time.
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Post by: Tatertots on January 21, 2015, 11:42:37 PM
I watched, 'Primer' [2004] tonight. Bizarre, enthralling, one of the best films I've seen in a long time.

Have fun, kiddo. (http://cdn.unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/primer-chart.jpg)
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Post by: monkey! on January 22, 2015, 04:13:14 AM
Think of the potential... you would never need to sleep. Each time you entered the timeline, you'd still be ready for a full day's work.
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Post by: nacho on January 22, 2015, 07:50:50 AM
Holy tits, Batman.

I watched, 'Primer' [2004] tonight. Bizarre, enthralling, one of the best films I've seen in a long time.

Oh! I thought you were talking about some new TV show for some reason in your earlier message. Yes, of course I've seen the movie Primer... 12 years ago!
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Post by: monkey! on January 22, 2015, 09:03:57 AM
Need the DB then?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 22, 2015, 10:25:22 AM
Yes, of course I've seen the movie Primer... 12 years ago!

Is it like Timecrimes?!
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Post by: monkey! on January 22, 2015, 10:27:24 AM
Yes, of course I've seen the movie Primer... 12 years ago!

Is it like Timecrimes?!

Better than Timecrimes.
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Post by: Tatertots on January 22, 2015, 01:22:22 PM
Think of the potential... you would never need to sleep. Each time you entered the timeline, you'd still be ready for a full day's work.

God. I could... Never stop masturbating!
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Post by: monkey! on January 22, 2015, 02:21:12 PM
Think of the potential... you would never need to sleep. Each time you entered the timeline, you'd still be ready for a full day's work.

God. I could... Never stop masturbating!

Into your neighbours' milk!
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Post by: nacho on January 23, 2015, 10:48:15 AM
Screener season continues with Selma!
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Post by: nacho on January 23, 2015, 01:08:24 PM
So....Selma is up for Best Picture, okay. I think it should get it. But...no other nominations? Really?
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Post by: nacho on January 23, 2015, 01:36:09 PM
So....Selma is up for Best Picture, okay. I think it should get it. But...no other nominations? Really?

I mean...the fucking march on Selma scene was probably the most effective and disturbing scene I've seen on film in 2014. Ten bucks says the fake baby American Sniper walks away with the award, though.
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Post by: nacho on January 23, 2015, 04:21:18 PM
Screener season continues with Bordering on Bad Behavior... Which is excellent! Which is why no one but me has watched it, probably.
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Post by: nacho on January 23, 2015, 05:13:57 PM
Screener season continues with...um...Taken 3.
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Post by: nacho on January 24, 2015, 10:32:43 AM
Screener season continues with...um...Taken 3.

This was better than the first two! Largely because it's a remake of The Fugitive.
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Post by: nacho on January 24, 2015, 12:00:46 PM
Screener season continues with Everly. I have Interstellar here, but, got, it's 500 hours long...
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Post by: nacho on January 24, 2015, 12:30:16 PM
Screener season continues with Everly. I have Interstellar here, but, got, it's 500 hours long...

Everly is remarkably unwatchable. Moving on to Birdman!
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Post by: nacho on January 26, 2015, 11:35:43 AM
Ugh...I have some sort of mystery flu today. Or maybe it's just Monday. So Interstellar time!
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Post by: monkey! on January 26, 2015, 11:37:03 AM
Ugh...I have some sort of mystery flu today. Or maybe it's just Monday. So Interstellar time!

Thetons are draining your life force.
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Post by: nacho on January 26, 2015, 01:01:51 PM
So the big huge flaw with Interstellar is that they're still arguing about "you need to choose between saving the human race and seeing your children again" when they go through great pains establishing that, no matter what, they really probably won't get home before 40-50 years have passed, and it's said before the mission even starts that everyone will be dead within that time frame (or close enough to the end to be hopeless). 
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on January 26, 2015, 04:41:37 PM
How many people do you think we need for human life to continue largely as it is today?
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Post by: nacho on January 26, 2015, 07:58:19 PM
How many people do you think we need for human life to continue largely as it is today?

Genetics tells us that you only need between 70-100 people to maintain a viable gene pool. Some of the science indicates that all of North America was settled by a gene pool that was originally around 70 individuals! And, of course, there are examples from Pacific islands and the antipodes that indicate far fewer numbers can maintain a viable genepool.

I was always taught that the ideal was 10,000 people, to provide enough diversity to recover from disease, disaster, and other unexpected setbacks. This number is what you see most often in sci-fi whenever this topic is broached.

RC's and my favorite Brit drama, Utopia, hedged their bets -- their aim was for the human race to plateau at 500 million.

In order for human life to continue as we know it today, we can simply look at where we were a century ago before the big boom -- that was roughly 1.9 billion. In 1920, that 1.9 billion was exploring the globe, survived the greatest pandemic since the Black Death, had enough leisure time to lead a wave of inventions and art, and was able to execute two world wars that would cost tens of millions of lives between them and, statistically speaking, remain largely unchanged in regards to daily life. So that's pretty much a good benchmark.

Though, of course, Rome conquered the known world and we're still catching up with their technology and knowledge in many ways and that was in a world of 300 million, at the most.  Though you don't see the same sort of vast middle class there... At 1.9 billion you had a middle class, you had the same sort of social strata that we would understand if we were to parachute into the middle of it all.

So... My answer would be 2 billion for everything to sort of feel the same and 3 billion if I consider Big Macs to be a part of regular human existence (that's how many people we had in the 50s when fast food franchises were popularized and, without a doubt, society was nearly identical to what it is today).
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Post by: monkey! on January 27, 2015, 01:33:59 AM
Life as we know it... we would need quite a sub section of society just to provide us with the raw materials - renewable or otherwise - to keep our living standards. Indeed, we could end up with a world envisioned by Aldous Huxley.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on January 28, 2015, 09:30:43 PM
Maybe one day we will need far less. And will all lead lives of leisure, attended to by our robotic servants.

Until the robotic revolution.
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Post by: monkey! on January 29, 2015, 05:45:15 AM
A lab somewhere - I can't remember where, so fuck you - just realigned the graphite properties of solar panels to improve efficiency from 32% to 60%.

This is a good thing.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on January 29, 2015, 05:46:23 PM
A lab somewhere - I can't remember where, so fuck you - just realigned the graphite properties of solar panels to improve efficiency from 32% to 60%.

This is a good thing.

No, no, :fuckyou:

http://wccftech.com/graphene-wonder-material-breakthrough-enables-doubling-solar-panel-efficiency/
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Post by: nacho on January 29, 2015, 09:04:26 PM
I'm always glad to see that gif.
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Post by: nacho on January 29, 2015, 09:22:14 PM
Screener season continues with Nightcrawler.
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Post by: monkey! on January 29, 2015, 10:49:54 PM
I'm always glad to see that gif.

One of my favourites.

Also, Reggie...

 :fuckyou:
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Post by: nacho on January 30, 2015, 08:30:25 AM
I just love that it's this unintended LOL scene in what is still in my top ten scariest movies. And it's also what the audience has wanting to say to Gordon for an hour...so maybe not unintended.
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Post by: nacho on January 30, 2015, 09:56:20 AM
Screener season continues with Nightcrawler.

This movie's cool. Also, Rene Russo is 60? She's hotter now than she was in the 80s...weird.
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Post by: nacho on January 30, 2015, 03:27:22 PM
Screener season continues with Supremacy -- which looks awful. It's a home invasion movie where two Aryan Nation convicts take a black family hostage. I'll watch this while reading about multiculturalism.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on February 01, 2015, 11:36:52 PM
Jurassic World Super Bowl spot was the highlight of my night.

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Post by: nacho on February 02, 2015, 07:10:07 AM
Really? Velociraptors are cute and friendly now?
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Post by: monkey! on February 02, 2015, 08:13:26 AM
Really? Velociraptors are cute and friendly now?

Only when they're not eating your face.
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Post by: nacho on February 02, 2015, 08:15:38 AM
Really? Velociraptors are cute and friendly now?

Only when they're not eating your face.

Or when Chris Pratt trains them and joins forces with them Johnny Quest style to go battle a mutant dino.
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Post by: monkey! on February 02, 2015, 08:28:37 AM
Really? Velociraptors are cute and friendly now?

Only when they're not eating your face.

Or when Chris Pratt trains them and joins forces with them Johnny Quest style to go battle a mutant dino.

Blockbuster 2016: Chris Pratt as, "Indiana Jones - Velociraptor trainer!"
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Post by: RottingCorpse on February 02, 2015, 09:33:26 AM
I take it back. This was the best movie trailer of the night.

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Post by: RottingCorpse on February 09, 2015, 11:22:19 AM
I almost put this in the  Superhero thread as it's part of that conversation.

It's also a conversation about the new entertainment paradigm as well. The Old Gods are dead. The don't know it yet, but  they are. The questions is how to survive and thrive in this brave new world.

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/jupiter-ascending-flop-wachowskis-failure-1201427887/ (http://variety.com/2015/film/news/jupiter-ascending-flop-wachowskis-failure-1201427887/)

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‘Jupiter Ascending’ Flops: Why the Wachowskis’ Failure Is Bad for Movies

Be careful what you wish for.

Originality is a virtue in most creative pursuits, but in Hollywood, it will always be less appealing to studio bosses than more of the same. Audiences and critics often decry the sequels and franchises that flood multiplexes, but when filmmakers like the Wachowskis answer their calls for something original and innovative with a film like “Jupiter Ascending,” they’re often rewarded with a cold shoulder. With a production budget of $179 million, not to mention tens of millions spent to promote the science-fiction adventure, and an opening of only $19 million, “Jupiter Ascending” will likely be one of the year’s biggest flops.

“Audiences are kind of reticent to take a chance on something they don’t know or understand,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak. “They marketed the heck out of this movie, and it was still tough to bring people through the door.”

All the red ink that “Jupiter Ascending” will spill will make studios all the more conservative and risk-averse. There will be more reboots, retreads and revivals as companies try to give facelifts to geriatric franchises such as “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones” and “Ghostbusters.” That’s bad for audiences and, ultimately, for business. Right now the formula is working, but the repetition risks making the moviegoing experience feel stale and overly familiar.

As Lana Wachowski told the Los Angeles Times on Friday, “When I was young, originality was everything. A sequel was like a bad word. We’ve gone to the opposite place where [audiences] actually are more excited about a story we know the ending to.”

She’s right. Where are the fresh visions of distant worlds and futuristic conflicts to inspire the next George Lucas or Steven Spielberg? Younger audiences are already abandoning the theater in favor of videogames and mobile devices. Nostalgia for an era of popcorn films they didn’t grow up with is unlikely to lure them back.

At the same time, television and gaming have supplanted movies as platforms for iconoclastic works of art ranging from “Mass Effect” to “Breaking Bad.”

In a Wired opinion piece, Angela Watercutter urged people to buy a ticket to “Jupiter Ascending” even as she acknowledged that it was deeply flawed.

“Do it because the Wachowskis are part of a shrinking species: original sci-fi filmmakers,” she wrote. “And in these long, cold months before the Marvel machine cranks back up, it’s good to remember what those look like — for better or worse.”

So what went wrong? Ever since “Jupiter Ascending” introduced footage last spring at CinemaCon of Mila Kunis as a cleaning lady who discovers she’s queen of the universe and Channing Tatum as her protector, a genetically enhanced creature with Spock ears, the buzz for the film has been very bad indeed. The sense of impending cinematic disaster intensified after Warner Bros. opted to push the film out of its July release date last summer and into February.

The studio was hoping that additional time for reshoots and effects work would help salvage the film and put it on the path to solvency. It had employed a similar strategy for troubled or problematic productions such as “300: Rise of an Empire,” “The Great Gatsby” and “Gravity,” one of the rare original science-fiction epics that worked.  Unfortunately for “Jupiter Ascending,” the extra time couldn’t wipe away the stench of failure, and critics overwhelmingly decried the film as an overcooked bore.

Across town, there’s likely a feeling of Schadenfreude among Warner Bros.’ competitors, but delighting in the Wachowskis’ misfortunes would be misguided. It signals that the siblings have lost their deft sense of the culture that made “The Matrix” a phenomenon. Given that it marks their third consecutive dud, following “Speed Racer” and “Cloud Atlas,” these once blazing-hot talents risk being iced out of the A-list.

“They’ve been making the movies they want to make ever since the first ‘Matrix,'” said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com. “But there’s only so much mileage you can get from a big hit until people turn off the funds. They need to find something more commercially accessible and crank out a hit quick if they’re going to buy their clout back.”

Like Michael Mann, who headlined the recent box office disaster “Blackhat,” the Wachowski siblings may be forced to return to lower budgeted films and face years in the big studio wilderness. That’s a shame. The movie business needs these sorts of prickly geniuses. The alternative is overly caffeinated and commodified productions designed to sell toys, not stir imaginations.

“Jupiter Ascending” may have crashed and burned, but at least it tried to soar on the strength of its own originality and daring. Its failure makes it harder for other filmmakers to get a chance to take similar risks. In this climate, would “The Matrix” ever have gotten made?
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Post by: nacho on February 20, 2015, 04:03:31 PM
Wow...Mockingjay literally has a "save the cat" moment. Twice, actually.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on February 20, 2015, 04:28:08 PM
Haha! Yes, yes it does.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on March 05, 2015, 11:22:34 AM
We have no He-Man thread. (Probably for the best.) However this picture of Battlecat from the new movie is making the rounds.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_NTqSOVEAA7lFK.jpg:large)
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Post by: nacho on March 05, 2015, 11:29:00 AM
Whatever. Let me know when Jolie gets cast as Evil-Lyn.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on March 05, 2015, 11:38:19 AM
Whatever. Let me know when Jolie gets cast as Evil-Lyn.

Ha! She's perfect for it!
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 05, 2015, 11:39:14 AM
Whatever. Let me know when Jolie gets cast as Evil-Lyn.

Ha! She's perfect for it!
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Post by: monkey! on March 18, 2015, 12:36:17 PM
Whatever. Let me know when Jolie gets cast as Evil-Lyn.

Ha! She's perfect for it!

Doesn't Evil Lyn need a pair of tits?
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: RottingCorpse on March 18, 2015, 01:57:58 PM
This is the movie Reggie and I drove to NYC and back for.

Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on March 18, 2015, 02:07:26 PM
I'm sorry.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on March 18, 2015, 04:20:19 PM
Me too.

But, hey! Reggie and I had a great time. We saw the Amityville House.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on March 19, 2015, 06:54:41 PM
Hahahah!

Worth it!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on March 23, 2015, 02:20:35 PM
 :blargh:

Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on March 23, 2015, 02:23:23 PM
So...I thought the last Mission Impossible was terrific. The best of the franchise so far. I'm actually all for this one!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on March 23, 2015, 03:02:00 PM
I've only seen the first one.
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Post by: nacho on March 23, 2015, 03:09:44 PM
I've only seen the first one.

You owe it to yourself to watch Ghost Protocol. It's essentially a full-on reboot of the franchise (and it's the most successful, critically and box office).
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Post by: Sirharles on March 23, 2015, 04:24:20 PM
I've only seen the first one.

You owe it to yourself to watch Ghost Protocol. It's essentially a full-on reboot of the franchise (and it's most successful, critically and box office).

That's probably my favorite one.  This one looks good...I don't know about seeing it in a theater good, but I'll definitely see it.
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Post by: nacho on March 26, 2015, 12:38:05 AM
So Alien Nation is one of those Great Flawed Franchises. The movie was terrible, the TV series was incredibly imaginative and addictive, and it all fell apart spectacularly. I always thought it was waaay ahead of its time.

It deserves a reboot.



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Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, the writing team behind Iron Man, are working on a re-imagining of the 1988 film (that also spawned a one-season TV series and several TV movies) Alien Nation for Fox.

The original film dealt with the integration of the alien “Newcomers” (if you were being nice – “slags” if you weren’t) into American society, several years after their enormous spaceship became stranded on Earth with its cargo of slaves, and the abusive “Overlords” – Newcomers who kept the slaves in line for an unknown authority. Detective Sykes (James Caan), a bigoted veteran of the force who just lost his partner in a shootout with Newcomers, is forced to take on the newly promoted Sam Francisco (Mandy Patinkin) – who he immediately re-dubs “George” (Newcomers were often assigned human names by bored government workers…) The two then investigate a similar crime, and find a much bigger conspiracy to exploit the aliens. Aside from the twist of the aliens, it was basically a reluctant buddy cop story.

I personally found the TV series to be a bit better than the film. As much as I like Patinkin, and Caan is perfect as a cantankerous cop, the interaction in the series, where Sykes was played by Gary Graham and Francisco by Eric Pierpoint, seemed more natural and playful. Graham’s Sykes is younger and has to address his growing affection for Newcomer neighbor Cathy (Terri Treas). It also deals a lot more with the problems of integration, Newcomer family life, and the origins of the Newcomers.

While plot details for the new version are not yet being released, it is expected that this movie will deal with the aliens’ arrival on Earth, which wasn’t really addressed in the film.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on April 04, 2015, 10:51:46 PM
I had to watch this Palestinian movie Omar for class and it is an absolute must-see, a taut, tense thriller about palestinian revolutionaries and the slippery slope of betrayal they all walk along. It's like Three Days of the Condor/Bourne good.

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Post by: RottingCorpse on April 14, 2015, 01:38:27 PM
I had to watch Fruitvale Station for class this week. It's the true story of Oscar Grant who
Spoiler
was shot by police in the early morning of New Years Day in 2009.
It's well written, well acted, and extremely topical. Worth a look.

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Post by: RottingCorpse on April 19, 2015, 12:08:32 PM
I do love me some sci-fi Cronenberg.

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Robert Pattinson To Star In David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'

Robert Pattinson has booked his first major lead for when he completes The Twilight Saga. Pattinson will star in Cosmopolis, the Don DeLillo novel adaptation that David Cronenberg wrote and will direct. Pattinson, who just starred with Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz in Fox 2000's Francis Lawrence-directed adaptation of the Elizabeth Gruen novel Water For Elephants, will play Eric Packer. A financial wunderkind, Packer risks his entire fortune to bet against the yen on a tumultuous day. His deed puts him in the crosshairs for assassination in a drama that is a study of capitalism in a slightly futuristic metropolis. Most of the scenes in the book take place in the limousine that transports Packer from place to place. Marion Cotillard and Paul Giamatti are also reportedly doing the film.

As Pattinson and his Twilight Saga castmates plan their careers after the series is completed--Bill Condon is directing the final film right now, Pattinson is following a path based on strong filmmakers and tasteful source material. He took the role because he is a big fan of Cronenberg's work and an admirer of DeLillo's books. He's repped by WME and 3 Arts.


I finally watched this and....

 snorebot! livesnorebot

Yes, double snorebot. It's really talky and while a lot of the speeches are interesting, it just drags as a piece of cinema. It's way too philosophical and esoteric. It's probably a good novel, though I'd have to be in the right headspace for it. I thought of Waiting for Godot and Samuel Beckett more than once which I guess isn't too bad of a thing, though that stuff was far more interesting to me when I was 22 and high as a kite.

Ultimately I'm disappointed, because I'm usually a Cronenberg apologist. Not this time.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on April 20, 2015, 02:35:59 PM
Really? Velociraptors are cute and friendly now?

 :blargh:

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Post by: nacho on April 20, 2015, 02:50:19 PM
 this movie needs sam neill
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Post by: RottingCorpse on April 20, 2015, 03:16:16 PM
Yes. Badly.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on May 13, 2015, 10:28:01 AM
So...wait a minute...have they never watched Jem before?  They've taken Jem from an empowered woman with a super computer who goes on adventures to an angsty teen flick.


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Post by: RottingCorpse on May 13, 2015, 07:56:10 PM
My wife was a huge Jem fan and after watching this, said they made all the right choices in updating it this way.
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Post by: nacho on May 14, 2015, 10:22:59 AM
My wife was a huge Jem fan and after watching this, said they made all the right choices in updating it this way.

The right choices being... Not making a Jem movie? I assume she meant that sarcastically, as in "they can't make a Jem movie."

Do you know what show made the right choices when it came to rebooting Jem? Cleopatra 2525.

What rattles my cage is the ongoing hatred for women in our culture. Jem moves from being an empowered woman who cares for others and saves the day as the unexpected CEO of Starlight to an angsty teenager prime for victimization and at the mercy of someone else's Starlight. This ongoing problem -- how women are portrayed and treated in the entertainment industry -- is becoming alarming even to me (who doesn't really care).

Okay, fine, you throw women to the floor and wound them in sports commercials. But when you take once powerful female role models and remove all their power, that's a step too far.

Or...maybe it isn't. Maybe, if the modern woman doesn't care that she's being marginalized, I shouldn't care. 
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Post by: Sirharles on May 14, 2015, 10:45:24 AM
My wife was a huge Jem fan and after watching this, said they made all the right choices in updating it this way.

Am I remembering wrong?  Didn't Jem fight crime or something?  Because I kept waiting for the CIA or NSA or someone to step in and say "hey you're a worldwide phenom, want to help us fight the terrorists?" during the trailer.  Wasn't that the cartoon?  Admittedly I didn't really watch it, just caught snippets when my sisters had the TV on.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on May 14, 2015, 11:13:20 AM
My wife was a huge Jem fan and after watching this, said they made all the right choices in updating it this way.

Am I remembering wrong?  Didn't Jem fight crime or something?  Because I kept waiting for the CIA or NSA or someone to step in and say "hey you're a worldwide phenom, want to help us fight the terrorists?" during the trailer.  Wasn't that the cartoon?  Admittedly I didn't really watch it, just caught snippets when my sisters had the TV on.

Yes! She did. Jem inherited Starlight from her dad, and discovered that he had built Synergy -- a sentient super-computer that specialized in...uh...holograms, for some reason. So Jem was the secret identity of Jerrica Benton. As Jerrica, she was a wealthy Bruce Wayne-style philanthropist who saved runaway girls and spent an inordinate amount of time trying to keep Synergy out of the hands of rival bands (since access to Synergy would make you a Deathklok style super-band that could influence the world for good...or evil.).

The Holograms were childhood friends and some of the runaways, who all transformed into Jem and the Holograms to be the most popular girl band ever, but also to fight the bad guys who were preying upon women, etc. Or in some episodes they'd have actual missions to go on -- like saving some girl's eyesight, or bringing small bits of justice to the world, etc.

So she was Batman if Batman was obsessed with self-image, bad music, and converting office blocks into shelters for battered girls.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on May 14, 2015, 04:17:28 PM
What rattles my cage is the ongoing hatred for women in our culture. Jem moves from being an empowered woman who cares for others and saves the day as the unexpected CEO of Starlight to an angsty teenager prime for victimization and at the mercy of someone else's Starlight. This ongoing problem -- how women are portrayed and treated in the entertainment industry -- is becoming alarming even to me (who doesn't really care).

Okay, fine, you throw women to the floor and wound them in sports commercials. But when you take once powerful female role models and remove all their power, that's a step too far.

Or...maybe it isn't. Maybe, if the modern woman doesn't care that she's being marginalized, I shouldn't care. 

Maybe that's what her character will grow into in the sequal or through the course of the movie. Powerful females don't just sprout out of nothing! They have backstory!

And what am I doing predicting what might happen in a Jem movie.
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Post by: nacho on May 14, 2015, 05:03:35 PM
What rattles my cage is the ongoing hatred for women in our culture. Jem moves from being an empowered woman who cares for others and saves the day as the unexpected CEO of Starlight to an angsty teenager prime for victimization and at the mercy of someone else's Starlight. This ongoing problem -- how women are portrayed and treated in the entertainment industry -- is becoming alarming even to me (who doesn't really care).

Okay, fine, you throw women to the floor and wound them in sports commercials. But when you take once powerful female role models and remove all their power, that's a step too far.

Or...maybe it isn't. Maybe, if the modern woman doesn't care that she's being marginalized, I shouldn't care. 

Maybe that's what her character will grow into in the sequal or through the course of the movie. Powerful females don't just sprout out of nothing! They have backstory!

And what am I doing predicting what might happen in a Jem movie.

You're truly --


Oh, nevermind.
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Post by: nacho on May 19, 2015, 05:45:36 PM
New sci-fi report!

Ex Machina was very interesting. Not 100% happy with the resolution... And the ending also has a big hole that doesn't quite hold water. But... Still fun. Worth a watch.

Chappie! This is the reboot of Short Circuit we didn't know we wanted. Despite being derivative of just about every robot story since 1933, it's really quite good. It takes about 90 minutes to get over the fact that you've seen this movie a hundred times in a hundred different forms. The charm is Chappie himself, and the creepy presence of RC's die Antwoord girl (and her music).

Everyone else is just phoning this movie in, though. I swear Weaver must have said "I can only film for two days." This hurts the movie, because the only believable relationship is with Chappie and die Antwoord and the comically two-dimensional bad guy.
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Post by: nacho on June 03, 2015, 05:21:35 PM
This is a terrific article. An in-depth discussion about how all the bad guys in 80s movies were actually correct, and our "heroes" were horrible, rule-breaking assholes and, possibly, psychopaths.

https://medium.com/message/the-iceman-list-5df51be135d6

Choice Quotes:

On the general thesis:
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And if Generation X’s childhood movies share one lesson, it’s that People Who Have Fun Are Inherently Good, and people who believe in rules are inherently bad. Animal House, Caddyshack, Meatballs, Ghostbusters, Grease, The Outsiders, The Goonies, Beverly Hills Cop, Revenge of the Nerds — no matter how skeevy they are, joke-cracking characters looking for good times beat authority figures and uptight stooges hands down.

On Dean Yeager and Walter Peck being incorrectly called bad guys:
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what kind of Reaganite propaganda play is this where the only non-supernatural villains are university professors and officials from the EPA just trying to do their jobs?

On Dean Rooney also just trying to do his job:
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Admittedly, Dean Rooney takes Bueller’s latest elaborate con rather personally, but to be fair, not only does he have the welfare of other students to consider, but he watched Bueller’s absence count go from nine to two before his own eyes. He probably thinks either his entire data network’s been compromised or he’s losing his mind.

On how Joe Clark is actually the villain in Lean on Me:
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In Lean on Me, Clark also installs a weird paramilitary security force answering only to him, encourages a student to commit suicide, bullies the music teacher out of a job because the school’s worst students don’t know the school song, unilaterally demotes the head football coach to assistant over the team’s record (going on to belittle him every chance he gets, only relenting when the coach/English teacher fights him physically) and puts the entire school to work full-time on drills to pass a basic skills test, largely just so that he can stay in charge. So Joe Clark’s “victory” may have been eerily prescient of where public schools were heading, but it certainly violates everything we know about what constitutes good education.

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Post by: Reginald McGraw on June 03, 2015, 05:29:48 PM
Brilliant.

My "all-cops-are-abusive-assholes-even-when-portrayed-as-the-hero" is a corollary to this...and it is going on today.
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Post by: nacho on June 06, 2015, 11:48:41 PM
You know...making the Velociraptors cool and friendly in Jurassic World is kind of like if all the ghosts were friendly in Poltergeist.
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Post by: monkey! on June 07, 2015, 03:58:55 PM
Velociraptors were tiny in real life, like angry turkeys.
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Post by: nacho on June 09, 2015, 11:04:25 AM
The ID2 description sounds like...the first movie...


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After "Independence Day" redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens' advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
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Post by: monkey! on June 09, 2015, 11:13:00 AM
Bring back Goldblum!
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Post by: nacho on June 09, 2015, 11:23:34 AM
They are. He's been tweeting pictures from the set...that look exactly like the 1st movie! He's in the alien shuttle with his virus laptop!

I think they're just remaking ID1.
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Post by: nacho on June 22, 2015, 11:47:18 AM
So we re-watched Back to the Future 1 and 2 this weekend, because part two is set in 2015. Mainly, I was checking off the list of "all the things Back to the Future predicted we'd have by 2015" and it was enormous fun. One thing the TM noted was women in power -- all the future cops are women, and even one of Griff's goons is a woman. And women can be safely left unconscious in alleys full of junked laserdiscs.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on June 29, 2015, 12:49:55 PM


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Post by: nacho on August 07, 2015, 10:55:40 AM
Everyone knows the story behind this, right? Also the piracy holy grail...

http://www.avclub.com/article/only-10-more-years-until-we-can-see-day-clown-crie-223497?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=feeds

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Aside from Harry Shearer, who saw it at a private screening in 1979 and has said about the experience, “This movie is so drastically wrong...that you could not, in your fantasy of what it might be like, improve on what it really is,” almost no one has seen The Day The Clown Cried. But a lot of people have heard about the film, which stars Jerry Lewis as a clown who gets sent to a concentration camp after publicly mocking Hitler and is eventually tasked with leading children to the gas chambers, Pied Piper-style.

Every rumor about the film grows its legend: Patton Oswalt tells the story of doing a live read of the script in a tiny black-box theater, only to be served a cease and desist letter by an enraged producer. Tales of a remake—alternately starring Chevy Chase, Robin Williams, and Richard Burton—flew in Hollywood in the ’90s. All the while, director/writer/star Lewis has refused to release the film, calling it “embarrassing” and keeping it locked away in his personal vault for 36 years.

And if we’ve already been waiting 36 years, what’s another 10? IndieWire reports that Lewis recently donated a collection of prints from his personal collection to the Library of Congress, including the only known copy of The Day The Clown Cried. He did so under one condition: That the library agreed not to screen the film for 10 years after its donation. Lewis has said that he doesn’t want The Day The Clown Cried to get out until after his death, and, frankly, at 89, 10 years from now that may very well be the case. And who knows? Maybe 10 years from now, the world’s collective sense of humor will have warped so drastically that future generations will be moved by Lewis’ vision and hail the film as a masterpiece of post-irony. If anyone still knows who Jerry Lewis is, anyway.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 11, 2015, 04:44:07 PM
So...wait a minute...have they never watched Jem before?  They've taken Jem from an empowered woman with a super computer who goes on adventures to an angsty teen flick.




Missus RC liked this latest  trailer and she was a huge Jem fan:

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Post by: nacho on August 11, 2015, 06:27:32 PM
Hey, RC, let's pitch a script to Hollywood. We'll call it Terminator: The Misfits.

Here's the pitch: In late 2015, the computer known as Synergy, which has been secretly helping Jem and Starlight music for the last 30 years, sees in this preview that she's been fucking turned into a Disney robot that does little more than play home movies. Synergy flips out and blows all of her emotion circuits and becomes... Skynet!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 11, 2015, 07:45:31 PM
It'd probably make us millions.

*SOB*
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Post by: nacho on August 17, 2015, 08:32:53 AM
So Team Walking Dead, in their off hours, made an old school shoestring budget sci-fi flick and now everyone's talking about it: Air.


I got it in me last night and it is pretty good. It's like the best parts of the second season of Lost when we were trying to figure WTF with the hatch and some 80s anthology sci-fi show. Specifically the episode of Monsters with the two guys in the silo post-apocalypse.

A very simply and quiet film, but enjoyable and effective. My only problem is that the solution really was pretty obvious. The dead Earth doesn't need politicians...or even herpetologists!
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Post by: nacho on October 02, 2015, 05:15:33 PM
So...I thought the last Mission Impossible was terrific. The best of the franchise so far. I'm actually all for this one!

Rogue Nation! Watching now!

*rant topic: shameless apologist for the Mission Impossible franchise*
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on October 20, 2015, 08:18:49 AM
For me, at least, going to the theater has become a rare treat/special outing. My attitude's have changed dramatically from when I was a kid. EVERYTHING leaks, whether intentionally or not, weeks after theatrical release. Xfinity's X1 platform has a pay-per-view option for many movies that are currently in theaters. Hell, some movies -- like the Green Inferno -- came out years ago (I've been seeing that more and more).

I know when stuff like Star Trek 2009 and Fury Road come around, I think "this is a theater experience,"  but those were the only two in recent years that really were worth it and that I specifically wanted to see in the theater.

How can theaters combat ultra HD mega sex TVs in the comfort of your own living room? (Hint: they can't. And, then, how will this change movie making?)


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This weekend, what’s being billed as the last Paranormal Activity film will hit theaters, but you may not be able to see it. Why? Because Paramount Pictures is doing something different with the release and theaters aren’t happy.

These days, most major theatrical releases don’t hit On Demand for a few months after release. However, with Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Paramount plans on putting it On Demand in about six weeks and theaters are pissed. So pissed, this film will only be on about 1,400 screens when it opens Friday, as opposed to the roughly 3,000 that the five previous films have opened on. That will, obviously, impact its theatrical gross but the studio is hoping it’ll make it up once it hits On Demand.

What does this mean for you? Well, it means it’s going to be harder to find in theaters. And theaters will be the easiest place to see it in 3D, which is the big selling point of this “final” installment. For the first time in the franchise, the movie was made in 3D so that “you can see the activity,” according to the poster.

This is the first step in a plan Paramount has been talking about for a few months. The plan is to team up with AMC Theaters and release films on-demand mere weeks after they all but leave theaters, hence the six or seven week estimate here. It’ll happen first with Paranormal Activity, later with Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse—and obviously, many theaters aren’t happy about this. The theater count for the latter movie, which opens October 30, hasn’t been revealed yet.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: RottingCorpse on October 20, 2015, 10:24:59 AM
This is sort of huge as theater chains sort of own the movie business. Their influence has waned in the age of streaming, but they still hold a great deal of power. That the studios wish to extract themselves from this is no surprise whatsoever.

In the old studio system days, the studios owned the theaters as well. (Vertical Integration is the snooty academic term.) Around 1956(?) the government decided this was a monopoly and broke things up AT&T style.

I like going to theater but also do it rarely now, mostly due to my insane schedule. It's a better film watching experience though. Even a crapy movie is better on the big screen.
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Post by: nacho on October 20, 2015, 11:19:19 AM
See...I don't know if a movie is better on the big screen. I'm happier at home. Dark living room, glass of wine, the TV being all pretty. At home, I'm more frightened by horror movies, more awed by space movies, and more involved in the characters and drama. I feel that I notice more, and am more engaged. I'm comfortable, no one is unwrapping a Twizzler behind me, and I don't have to worry about whether or not the Metro is single-tracking home.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on October 20, 2015, 11:32:06 AM
At home, I'm more frightened by horror movies,

Me too, but I absolutely *love* the tribal aspect of watching those movies in a big crowd; the nervous laughter, the singular scream. Movies are meant to be a communal experience. It's why Edison's single viewer nickelodeon device never got off the ground.

I get you on the comforts of home though. There's something to intimacy of it all when you're watching the right film.
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Post by: nacho on October 20, 2015, 12:39:08 PM
At home, I'm more frightened by horror movies,

Me too, but I absolutely *love* the tribal aspect of watching those movies in a big crowd; the nervous laughter, the singular scream. Movies are meant to be a communal experience. It's why Edison's single viewer nickelodeon device never got off the ground.

I get you on the comforts of home though. There's something to intimacy of it all when you're watching the right film.


It's precisely the tribal aspect that makes it bad for me. I find that people  are all either responding out of sync with me, or are trying to play along with what's expected of them. Like, with Paranormal Activity, the trailers are more about the audience reaction. Many other horror movies do this as well. So, now, we get theater audiences who are simply being told how to behave and are behaving accordingly.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: Reginald McGraw on October 20, 2015, 04:34:46 PM
There is quite a parallel to going to a live sporting event. If you can see every play, rewind, slo-mo, multiple angles and not have to sit outside, travel to the game, pay for parking.
FedEx Field where the Washington football team plays is taking out seats every year. Some because of fielding a bad team for years and years, but a lot because of inability to compete with the living room experience.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: RottingCorpse on December 14, 2015, 10:10:46 AM
The ID2 description sounds like...the first movie...


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After "Independence Day" redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens' advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Oh my. This looks strangely good.

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Post by: nacho on December 15, 2015, 02:50:28 PM
You know what the ID2 trailer does? It makes me excited for the Stargate reboot.
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Post by: nacho on December 19, 2015, 10:13:27 AM
Whaaaatttt?!?!


http://www.blastr.com/2015-12-16/jj-abrams-has-secretly-been-working-4k-restoration-1979-horror-classic-phantasm

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J.J. Abrams has secretly been working on a 4K restoration of 1979 horror classic Phantasm
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: RottingCorpse on December 19, 2015, 10:18:18 AM
This is so last week!
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on December 19, 2015, 10:41:32 AM
This is so last week!

I spent a week hiding from the net!
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on December 21, 2015, 10:34:56 AM
Joy leaked! So now I can get my J-Law fix five days early.

It's kind of cool right now. The story about a beautiful Hollywood actress who plays an ordinary woman who invented a mop.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on December 31, 2015, 12:07:18 AM
So...The Big Short.

It was amazing.

And infuriating.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on January 09, 2016, 09:06:22 AM
So Sisters was fucking hilarious. It's a party movie for 40-somethings who are afraid they've grown up, and it even turns the required predictable ending into something that's palatable.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: RottingCorpse on January 09, 2016, 11:47:54 AM
I don't know why they programmed it to open opposite Star Wars.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 08, 2016, 10:33:23 AM
Lots of Super Bowl trailers from las night, but the Jason Bourne one turned my dials up the highest. Also, it's a crime that we have no dedicated Bourne thread.


We also got another look at the Independence Day sequel.

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Post by: nacho on March 10, 2016, 12:26:20 PM
An excellent, nostalgia-fueled article on Chan's Police Story franchise -- both the high point and the low point in his career.

http://www.avclub.com/article/jackie-chans-police-story-movies-are-some-his-best-233295
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Post by: RottingCorpse on April 29, 2016, 04:04:27 PM
Speaking of ten years too late...

Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on April 30, 2016, 08:21:52 AM
I would disagree because the most recent season was perfect and hilarious.

However...

The movie doesn't seem to take that season into account. It's like this movie is actually 10 years too late as in it was written for the show as it was 10 years ago and not for the little bit of growing up they did last year.
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Post by: Reginald McGraw on May 02, 2016, 09:01:43 AM
During the great outage of 2016, I saw Eye in the Sky. It was an enjoyable exploration of drone warfare and the global military checks and balances in place.

If you like military movies at all, you should check it out.
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Post by: nacho on May 02, 2016, 09:52:13 AM
Will get that on my list! Also on my list is "All Things Must Pass," the doc about the rise and fall of Tower Records. Where's Nubbins when we need him?
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 03, 2016, 04:34:48 PM
Did everybody see the new Jason Bourne trailer during the great blackout? At this point, these are all just the same movie I realize, but you have to admit it's one really great movie they keep remaking.

Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on May 04, 2016, 07:15:50 AM
They're all the same movie! Everytime I watch one I realize I've forgotten or confused half of the storyline with the others.

Also, is it weird that I liked the one with Renner best? I feel like that's one of those things I shouldn't say outside of GS...
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Post by: RottingCorpse on May 04, 2016, 11:40:54 AM
I didn't like it the best, but I liked it a whole lot.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on May 06, 2016, 12:46:53 PM
So...I'm liking what I'm seeing!

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Post by: nacho on June 01, 2016, 10:44:40 PM
So they made Looks Who's Back into a movie.


It was a mistake. The book was kind of thrilling and daring and interesting and scary. The movie is too aware of the joke, and almost feels like it's embarrassed by the subject matter. Like "We made this comedy about Hitler -- isn't it awkward?"
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on June 30, 2016, 11:25:59 AM
Are people who say "Independence Day: Resurgence is bad" the same people who say "This fire burns me every time I stick my hand in it"?
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: RottingCorpse on June 30, 2016, 11:55:08 AM
Are people who say "Independence Day: Resurgence is bad" the same people who say "This fire burns me every time I stick my hand in it"?

Seriously. I read a review headline that basically said, "Resurgence reminds us that Independence Day wasn't very good to begin with."
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on June 30, 2016, 11:59:37 AM
It is terrible... But...that's exactly what I expected! It never even crossed my mind that it would be worth anything. I figured everyone was tuning in simply for Goldblum one liners.
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Post by: nacho on June 30, 2016, 12:11:06 PM
ID2 high points: African Warlords have the only functional mothership, which was engaged in a whole sideplot that is VERY IMPORTANT to this movie but makes no sense in the context of the first movie.

On the "Moonbase" everyone is eating and drinking "Moon" products like "Moon Milk."

This is the Falling Skies plotline: An invasion was once thwarted in the past and now mama alien is coming on a quest of blind Khan-like revenge. Which is fine, but it just seems like a tremendous drain on resources, now that we know resources are an issue for the aliens.
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Post by: nacho on June 30, 2016, 01:20:40 PM
PS: ID2 implies that African Warlords who enslave child soldiers are noble heroes with deeply felt human sides that we should sympathize with.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on July 08, 2016, 08:54:44 AM
Love it:

http://www.avclub.com/article/one-fan-has-pinpointed-exact-year-robert-de-niro-g-239221

Exactly when De Niro gave up. (2002)
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on August 09, 2016, 04:51:54 PM
So I'm watching Money Monster -- the Clooney/Roberts bullshit. It's...fucking thrilling. It's great.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on September 02, 2016, 02:49:02 PM
Quasi-sequel to Waiting for Guffman? Um, yes please.

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Post by: nacho on September 06, 2016, 07:02:21 PM
Nice Guys! The Crowe/Gosling buddy movie.

We laughed our asses off. Great time. Well worth it.
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Post by: Sirharles on September 07, 2016, 10:16:23 AM
I just watched that this weekend.  And enjoyed it!
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Post by: nacho on September 07, 2016, 10:40:36 AM
I just watched that this weekend.  And enjoyed it!

It's all about the kid. She somehow elevated it above "buddy cop movie." And also stole every scene she was in. We almost -- not quite, but almost -- went full on Inspector Gadget with her, didn't we?

We also loved the beating Gosling took throughout the film. Strangely satisfying.

Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on September 09, 2016, 11:15:19 AM
The Shallows!

Which is about Blake Lively in a bikini.

And a shark, I guess.

Anyway, 90 minutes of Blake Lively in a bikini. Two thumbs up.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on September 09, 2016, 11:53:26 AM
Is its good? I wanted to see it really badly... at one point.
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Post by: nacho on September 09, 2016, 12:00:23 PM
Is its good? I wanted to see it really badly... at one point.

It's a girl stuck on a rock being hunted by a shark. I'm not sure how to rate or rank it! Lively does a good job. It has interesting moments. I wasn't bored. I enjoyed how they got around the dialogue need -- she tends her wounds while talking to herself as if she were a patient (she's a medical student, which is handy).

Also interesting is that they avoid showing the shark. So when the shark strikes, we go close-up to Lively's reaction shot, then cut back for the gory results of whatever happened.

It's good, but probably not worth going out of your way to watch. Get Nice Guys in you instead!
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on September 20, 2016, 02:50:06 PM
So... Strangely unhappy with the Jason Bourne movie. It feels like they went just slightly too far here. It's messy, as expected, and predictable, as expected. But the problem is that we're now at the point where we have seen it all and we can't tell them apart and they've sort of embraced that.

Also, a very poor turn for Nicky Parsons. I didn't realize that she was the anchor, voice, and conscience for the audience
Spoiler
until she was gone.
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Post by: nacho on October 20, 2016, 06:41:41 PM
Hunt for the Wilderpeople is one of the best movies I have seen this year.


It's...um... I don't know how to describe it. Moonrise Kingdom meets that Son of Rambo fan film meets early Peter Jackson meets...something else. Something just slightly new that stars Sam Neill.

 this movie needs sam neill
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 11, 2016, 10:05:38 AM
Forget Rogue One. Give me The Fifth Element 2.

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Post by: nacho on November 11, 2016, 11:43:11 AM
Yeah. That shows some promise.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 14, 2016, 04:28:08 PM
Trailer for the oft-reviled live-action Ghost in the Shell movie.

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Post by: nacho on November 15, 2016, 07:39:04 AM
I continue to revile.
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Post by: nacho on January 16, 2017, 02:06:58 PM
Patriot's Day. The movie about the Boston Marathon bombings.

I thought it would be crap...but holy shit, it was tense and very well done. And made me angry all over again.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 17, 2017, 10:39:15 AM
Whoa! That's a shocker. The reviews have been along the lines of "too soon for real perspective."
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Post by: nacho on January 18, 2017, 09:36:38 AM
Whoa! That's a shocker. The reviews have been along the lines of "too soon for real perspective."

Oh, well, yes. That's also true. I cried and was enraged alternately for about 60% of the movie. That did make the minor "day in the life of nothing ever happens here police department" comic relief elements a little galling.

But as a study of the two bomber motherfuckers and the rather insane level of the police manhunt (essentially doing all but actually declaring martial law), it's incredible.

I also didn't know how over the top the battle was when the cops caught up with them. It's like a war movie. I went back and watched footage and read about it and, yeah... Machine guns, explosions, street-by-street fighting, all on a sleepy suburban street. Amazing, really.

Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on January 30, 2017, 11:57:32 AM
Arrival!

So... I don't get all the raving about this movie. It's basically just Sphere.

That said, it's the Sphere adaptation that the fans of the book wanted and never got, so that's nice.
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Post by: nacho on January 31, 2017, 08:25:42 AM
American Pastoral really dropped the ball, and all because of one flaw. Rita Cohen. In the movie, she's a seductive temptress and the filmmakers talk about "fear of the vagina" and "fear of powerful women" and put all these spins on it but... They must not have read the book! In the book, Rita Cohen is, arguably, a symptom of the Swede's growing madness. Sometimes she's Tyler Durden-esque and it seems like the Swede is fighting with himself, sometimes she's clearly a ghost, able to vanish and appear at will.

What makes it frustrating in the movie is that Rita keeps some of her dialogue where she implies that she is, indeed, a figment of the Swede's troubled imagination and is really just a glorified version of his daughter. So when you cast her as real antagonist-type, that dialogue doesn't make too much sense.

Ah, well. Hard book to put to film. I give them credit for trying.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on February 06, 2017, 09:59:20 AM
We're all going to go see the Baywatch remake, right?

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Post by: nacho on February 06, 2017, 10:55:44 AM
Oh my god...
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Post by: RottingCorpse on February 06, 2017, 11:15:08 AM
What?! You mean this is the first you've heard of it? Oh, then you must see this:

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Post by: nacho on February 06, 2017, 11:39:26 AM
Isn't this the third or fourth reboot?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on February 28, 2017, 04:47:22 PM
Sausage Party might be one of the best religious satires of the past ten years. It's crass and aimed at 14-year-old boys, and yet there are some great thematic undertones that actually make it interesting on a  level it doesn't even deserve to be considered. I was shocked by how much I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on February 28, 2017, 04:50:00 PM
Sausage Party might be one of the best religious satires of the past ten years. It's crass and aimed at 14-year-old boys, and yet there are some great thematic undertones that actually make it interesting on a  level it doesn't even deserve to be considered. I was shocked by how much I enjoyed it.

I was oddly drawn to this on demand but couldn't bring myself to watch it. Will do so now!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on March 09, 2017, 01:03:49 PM
Why can't they utilize Kate McKinnon properly in movies?

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Post by: nacho on March 09, 2017, 01:18:49 PM
My guess, after re-watching Ghostbusters and drawing conclusions based on the blooper reel, is that nobody knows how to keep her under control once the cameras start rolling. We also see this somewhat on SNL. She's a "live" performer who doesn't quite work well with others.

Probably because she's insane.
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Post by: nacho on March 29, 2017, 09:58:37 PM
The Great Wall!

Chinese pandering at its worst! And it's basically just a reboot of 13th Warrior.

But, man, is it pretty...
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Post by: RottingCorpse on March 30, 2017, 11:05:31 AM
Forget Rogue One. Give me The Fifth Element 2.


New Trailer for The Fifth Element 2, I mean, Valerian and the Really Really Super Long Sub-Title

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Post by: nacho on March 30, 2017, 12:46:55 PM
BASED ON THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED A GENERATION....of people born in rural France.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on March 30, 2017, 12:52:15 PM
Yeah, that made me turn my head.
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Post by: nacho on May 23, 2017, 03:17:07 PM
As far as I can tell the USS Indianapolis movie is entirely based off of Quint's speech from Jaws rather than actual history.
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Post by: nacho on June 06, 2017, 10:31:13 AM
Life!

So... It's basically Lifeforce...with a budget. And a little bit of Star Trek: TMP, by way of Dark Star.

Like Gravity, it's insanely beautiful. And, like Gravity, it relies on that fact...alone.
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Post by: nacho on June 27, 2017, 06:19:58 PM
Man...The Lost City of Z is the sort of movie where the screenwriter never read the book...or even the wiki page.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on July 23, 2017, 10:25:16 PM
1.) I know nothing about the book this was based on.
2.) It's Spielberg, so I;m immediately intrigued.
3.) Some guy blasted Freddy Krueger at one point in this trailer.

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Post by: nacho on July 25, 2017, 11:37:30 AM
The book is bog standard hipster sci-fi. This is a snorebot situation for now!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 14, 2017, 10:18:29 AM
I've needed no further proof that Edgar Wright is one of the best stylistic filmmakers working today. It's been obvious to me almost since Shaun of the Dead. (Definitely after Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.) But if you somehow still aren't convinced, I highly recommend seeing Baby Driver.

Conceptually, it's extremely ambitious. The movie is a "musical" of sorts with the footage being directed and edited to the rhythm of famous pop songs. Gun shots go off in time with the beat, as do tire squeals, people walking, chewing gum, and everything else. The entire movie is in rhythm, even when you don't think you're noticing it. It's a wild ride. To make the concept work, Wright has wrapped it around a simple heist story about a a kid who drives getaway cars for an Atlanta crime lord. A car accident as a kid left him with tinnitus so he constantly listens to music in headphones to drown out the ring. He meets a girl, is paying off his debt, and it's the old "one last heist" plot device at work. The emotions and story are simple and probably rightly so since the style around it is so complex.

RC says check it out.

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Post by: nacho on August 14, 2017, 06:34:51 PM
Man, I am so rushed these days I didn't even know what this was. I heard the title and assumed it was a cartoon. Jesus...
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Post by: RottingCorpse on August 14, 2017, 06:41:25 PM
It's really good. My favorite movie of the year so far.
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Post by: nacho on October 23, 2017, 05:14:16 PM
Atomic Blonde seems built entirely around a nostalgia soundtrack. Like, getting the remember-when music people on board is more important than telling a coherent story. So it's really just selling tickets to people who loved the late 80s.

I know this isn't anything new, but it just seems so over the top...
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Post by: RottingCorpse on October 25, 2017, 01:27:46 PM
The trailer looked great, but you're the third person to tell me the move itself was disappointing.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on November 27, 2017, 04:54:03 PM
I've needed no further proof that Edgar Wright is one of the best stylistic filmmakers working today. It's been obvious to me almost since Shaun of the Dead. (Definitely after Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.) But if you somehow still aren't convinced, I highly recommend seeing Baby Driver.

Conceptually, it's extremely ambitious. The movie is a "musical" of sorts with the footage being directed and edited to the rhythm of famous pop songs. Gun shots go off in time with the beat, as do tire squeals, people walking, chewing gum, and everything else. The entire movie is in rhythm, even when you don't think you're noticing it. It's a wild ride. To make the concept work, Wright has wrapped it around a simple heist story about a a kid who drives getaway cars for an Atlanta crime lord. A car accident as a kid left him with tinnitus so he constantly listens to music in headphones to drown out the ring. He meets a girl, is paying off his debt, and it's the old "one last heist" plot device at work. The emotions and story are simple and probably rightly so since the style around it is so complex.

RC says check it out.


Holy shit...this movie was beautiful on so many levels I'm having trouble processing my reaction into a review.

A few "RUN YOU MORON!" moments and a couple roll-eyes at the updated True Romance angle were all eclipsed by absolutely fantastic film-making, engaging acting, and a (in hindsight) hilarious and cathartic use of Spacey.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on November 29, 2017, 11:09:45 AM
It's my favorite movie from last year. Can't wait to watch it with the Missus.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on December 11, 2017, 11:43:45 AM
Did I never gush about I, Tonya on GS? I saw it in Austin and it's insanely funny, and so, so good. Watched the trailer which made me want to see it all over again.

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Post by: nacho on December 11, 2017, 12:51:20 PM
I am weirdly obsessed with the trailers and really looking forward to it.
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Post by: nacho on January 05, 2018, 08:44:21 AM
Did I never gush about I, Tonya on GS? I saw it in Austin and it's insanely funny, and so, so good. Watched the trailer which made me want to see it all over again.


Watched this! It was amazing on so many counts. The way it handled breaking the fourth wall, the way it simply told its story, the cast... Just a great movie.
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Post by: nacho on January 06, 2018, 10:47:50 AM
Hard drive clearances:

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: So I love McDormand. And this movie also stars everyfucking body else. It was outrageously laugh out loud funny up till the third act... Which is a bad thing, because I think it's supposed to be a drama? And then the ending is a hot mess that makes no sense, goes against the characters, delivers no resolution or satisfaction, and made us scream at the TV.
Official Nacho Rating: :fuckyou:



The Mountain Between Us: Idris Elba, some chick I should know, and a dog crash on a mountain and have to survive while falling in love, forgetting their wounds for the sake of action sequences, not losing weight or suffering at all over the course of weeks, and not eating the dog. I turned it off at the 40 minute mark and regretted the minutes wasted in my increasingly shortening life.
Official Nacho Rating:  snorebot!


The Big Sick: Based on Nanjiani's real life relationship, this is actually a quiet little movie that's lovely in every way. It's polite, it has a calm, approchable, moderate humor. It hits all the marks. We don't quite address the subtext that Nanjiani is essentially stalking this girl while she's in a coma (it's said, but not examined), but that's okay. Not worth going out of your way to watch, though.
Official Nacho Rating:  :happy1:
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Post by: nacho on January 07, 2018, 12:10:36 AM
Hard drive clearances:

Dunkirk:

A beautiful movie told in a strangely claustrophobic way. Nolan pulls out all the same visual and musical cues that made The Dark Knight amazing, following the evacuation at Dunkirk through the eyes of a handful of people. It's tense, exciting, and simply stunning to watch. Unfortunately, it feels needlessly complicated and a little too personal. We're essentially following one timeline that's shattered, Memento-style, so it all seems to pull together in the end...but it doesn't really mater that it pulls together because it's obviously just the writer's room being too clever for their pants. Meanwhile, the insular approach to the story -- strictly from the POV of the individual people -- cheapens the scope of the evacuation. 300,000 troops were evacuated by a flotilla of canoes and civilian craft. It's one of the most amazing moments of WWII, yet it's reduced to Joe Schmoe's viewpoint. Which might be fine if it was a more well-known engagement from the war. Consequently, the movie has to pause every once in a while to take a breath and explain itself. So...overdone.

Official Nacho Rating:  vduel

It:

Man, this just made me want to see Tim Curry again in his prime. I feel like the soul of King and the book was ripped out of this and we were left with a ham-fisted attempt to play on our nostalgia. I felt that the movie cribbed from all the horror movies that, ironically, have cribbed from It. Which was weird. Like the filmmakers are all 20 years old and didn't understand what they had. I actually had to fast forward through some of the slower points.

Official Nacho Rating:  this movie needs sam neill

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets:

Another insanely beautiful movie that, sadly, depends on being a 3D movie. It trades plot, storytelling, and everything else for whiz-bangedness. This movie relies on two things: That enough French people who read the comics in the 60's and 70's will watch and re-watch it enough times to make a billion dollars and, for the rest of us, that we'll gape at ‎Cara Delevingne long enough to forget to ask for a refund of our admission price.

Official Nacho Rating:  :sign4:
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 07, 2018, 12:38:53 PM
Hard Drive Clearance reviews are the best! Only topped by love blogging of something awful.
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Post by: nacho on January 09, 2018, 06:34:01 PM
Hard drive clearances:

Mayhem:

A virus that's just like the rage virus in 28 Day Later nearly wipes out humanity. However, we recover and all is okay. Post-virus, teams of lawyers work to clear the people who murdered everyone while infected. From time to time, rage outbreaks occur and the antidote takes about 24 hours to kick in. In these cases, a strict quarantine is enforced and whatever poor bastards are caught in the zone get torn to pieces Purge style.

Enter Glenn from The Walking Dead. He's a junior lawyer working for terrible people and he gets fired. As he's trudging out the door, a rage virus outbreak occurs in his building (I couldn't follow why this happened...just bad luck I guess). Glenn becomes infected and decides to kill his bosses, in league with Samara Weaving, an innocent who has been screwed over by lawyers.

Lots of great battle scenes. Amazing budget. Amazing artistic approach. Solid acting. Stupid as ever-loving fuck. This movie exists because Glenn walked up to a rich guy and said "I'm Glenn from The Walking Dead. Can I make a movie?" And the rich guy said "You can have $50 million if you agree to watch the season 9 premiere with me."

Official Nacho Rating:  :colbert:

Jigsaw:

Um... This is the exact same plot as the last three Saw movies... I mean, like, I had to go online and make sure I didn't download the wrong movie.

Official Nacho Rating:  :mccainface:

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Post by: nacho on January 20, 2018, 11:29:02 AM
Hard drive clearances:


Happy Death Day:

Oh my god, this movie was great. Straight-up Groundhog Day (it even gets name-checked) in a horror movie. A lovable cast, a fun twist, and all the right Groundhog Day tropes (the day where she goes nuts and doesn't care, the day where she gives up) at the right times. I went into this with zero expectations and loved it. Well worth watching.

Nacho's rating:  :cool:

Geostorm:

Whew, boy, is this some dumb shit. But the production values are through the roof. And the dumb shit isn't so dumb that you can't sit through it. Turn off your brain and it's actually an okay story. A little bit of intrigue, some good actors, some great action, and beautiful space sets. Watchable, but mindless and mildly insulting if your brain accidentally turns on.

Nacho's rating: :pokemonrocks:

Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 02:21:00 PM
Thor: Ragnarok livebog!

I'm pausing at the 16 minute mark because it took me this long to stop thinking about Hunt for the Wilderpeople and how this movie needs Sam Neill. Like every movie.

Just as I was settling into Thor-land, Hasselbeck Crumblesnatch appears and I then had to adapt to crossover country.

Generally, though: All future Marvel projects should be directed by obscure antipodean introspective-satire directors. New rule!

So now that I'm settling in and I opened this Ketel One... I'm in for the ride! This seems not easily liveblogable, though, because I kind of want to sit here and stare at Chris Hemsworth. In...um...in a manly way, you know? Um...

   
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 02:34:46 PM
Oh, yes. Cate Blanchett in a catsuit. Good choice. Thank you.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 02:37:38 PM
Thor and Loki land on the trash planet from the 1986 Transformers movie! Like...scene for scene almost:

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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 02:41:39 PM
Oh, just Thor. So Loki is probably with the Quintessons.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 02:42:43 PM
Cate's basically just playing Galadriel if she had taken the One Ring.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 02:44:34 PM
Conflicted henchman trope alert!
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 02:45:56 PM
Thor landed in a 1990's sci-fi dystopia. I hope Mick Jagger shows up as an antagonist. "FREEJACK!!!!!"
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 21, 2018, 02:46:01 PM
Cate Blanchett in this movie makes me feel funny... in a good way. Talk about a lady who's aged well.

Oh, and I had the Junkion thought when I watched it too, Interested in your take on Tessa Thompson's character. And Goldblum.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 02:46:46 PM
Thor landed in a 1990's sci-fi dystopia. I hope Mick Jagger shows up as an antagonist. "FREEJACK!!!!!"

Goldblum works in a pinch. So still on track.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 02:48:34 PM
Suddenly...I want a reboot of Ice Pirates inspired by this whole Goldblum holding court scene.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 21, 2018, 02:48:39 PM
Tessa Thompson also makes me feel funny in this movie... in a good way.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 02:49:48 PM
There's a directorial-level joke here about how it's still 1990 in New Zealand, I think.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 02:50:35 PM
Oh, just Thor. So Loki is probably with the Quintessons.

I was correct about this.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 02:54:07 PM
Cate Blanchett in this movie makes me feel funny... in a good way. Talk about a lady who's aged well.


She's gotten better as she's aged. By 60, she'll have distilled into Perfect Human status and kill us all.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 02:55:26 PM
I think I've said this before, but that Asgard vault of pure evil needs better security.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 02:58:01 PM
Loki's plan A is always this complicated long con to take over the nearest throne.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 03:01:56 PM
Tessa Thompson is the current pilot of Slave One in this movie, right? She is hot.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 03:02:30 PM
They turned Thor into George Kirk!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 21, 2018, 03:02:48 PM
Tessa Thompson is current pilot of Slave One in this movie, right? She is hot.

Yes, she's the drunk hot Boba Fett.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 03:03:39 PM
The Hulk!
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 03:05:06 PM
This is where I realize I may have missed a movie or two. The Hulk is now perma-Hulk, crazy, and stuck in Goldblum's 1990's dystopia?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 21, 2018, 03:11:33 PM
This is where I realize I may have missed a movie or two. The Hulk is now perma-Hulk, crazy, and stuck in Goldblum's 1990's dystopia?

Yeah, he flew off at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron and apparently ended up on Junkion.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 03:13:35 PM
I've decided that Idris Elba just sort of shows up at movie sets and the production team says, hey -- get over here! Do a scene!

Idris: What's the movie?

Production team: Ssshhh! Just do it. Just do a scene. How much are you per hour? Shit. Hurry up, then.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 03:14:02 PM
This is where I realize I may have missed a movie or two. The Hulk is now perma-Hulk, crazy, and stuck in Goldblum's 1990's dystopia?

Yeah, he flew off at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron and apparently ended up on Junkion.

Oh, okay. Yeah. I gave up on that movie halfway through the 5th hour.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 03:19:56 PM
I don't like this modern Hulk. He can carry on a conversation, he's capable of psychological self-awareness, he has weaknesses... Where's Lou?
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 03:22:20 PM
Tessa Thompson explains all about Hela, like, way too late in the movie. Her exposition scene is like: Oh, right! I get the stakes now.

This is because they could't afford Elba for more than two hours of filming.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 21, 2018, 03:24:35 PM
Interesting. People are most torn on the talking Hulk. Liked it simply because it gives the character something to do besides pining over ScarJo and  "Hulk Smash."
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 03:25:00 PM
Is the music by the same person as Hunt for the Wilderpeople? It sounds like it.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 03:31:00 PM
The repeated "this sounds like a family issue" joke is great.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 03:36:41 PM
Drunken Valkyrie needs to be the next Marvel movie. Just Tessa Thompson and Loki, I think. Maybe a buddy movie murder mystery.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 03:40:22 PM
Not lost on me that Loki was correct at the beginning of the movie: Everything was going okay while he was posing as Odin and Thor did fuck things up by exposing him.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 21, 2018, 03:45:29 PM
Not lost on me that Loki was correct at the beginning of the movie: Everything was going okay while he was posing as Odin and Thor did fuck things up by exposing him.

Well, Odin was going to die no matter what, right? So Hela would have come back whether Loki was exposed or not.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 03:45:56 PM
There's not enough Cate in this movie. I feel like everything on Asgard is Movie B. Totally undeveloped.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 03:48:30 PM
The Queen of Death can't find the rebels but Jeff Goldblum's birthday yacht can?
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 03:49:30 PM
Oh, okay, she found them after days of relentless searching and one person's betrayal. As opposed to the birthday yacht that found them the second it entered the atmosphere.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 03:57:35 PM
Loki gets an army of sci-fi warriors and loses most of them right away!
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 03:59:43 PM
87% of the budget went to licensing the same Zeppelin song, I see.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 04:04:14 PM
Jeez. We should put those two M16s in the Asgard vault.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 04:05:23 PM
Did that one freighter evacuate the entire population of Asgard in 10 minutes?
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 21, 2018, 04:08:25 PM
The end gets a little bonkers, eh?
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 04:09:30 PM
So, technically, wasn't the fabric of the nine worlds held in place by Asgard? i.e., Asgard IS a place, and it serves a purpose? Also, what happened to the contents of the vault?

Well, we have ten minutes to go...
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 04:11:15 PM
Earth becomes the new Asgard? Norway, right? Sure. Okay. Gonna have to explain that a few billion times, I think.
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 04:16:19 PM
Explain post-credits scene #1, RC!

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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 21, 2018, 04:30:39 PM
Which one was that?
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Post by: nacho on January 21, 2018, 04:58:45 PM
Which one was that?

The giant ship hovers over the freighter that evacuated everyone in Asgard.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 21, 2018, 05:31:35 PM
Basically, it's set-up for this:

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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 21, 2018, 08:28:50 PM
So.... This is real...

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Post by: nacho on January 22, 2018, 05:09:30 PM
So.... This is real...


Danny McBride rebooting Crocodile Dundee?

Yes, please! I have no problems with this.
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Post by: nacho on January 22, 2018, 05:21:09 PM
Hard Drive Clearances:

American Made:

To,m Cruise plays Barry Seal, who was the linchpin in the Iran-Contra Affair and has a fascinating story. Very 80s, very fun, and it misses the mark. It sort of assumes you're an expert in the history of the Iran-Contra shit and just cruises along without taking time to explain much of anything. It's all about Tom Cruise adventuring and hamming it up for the camera. They also pull their punch at the end of the movie. We get three seconds of Reagan and Bush dodging press questions and joking, roll credits. So...how about refreshing our memory about what happened? Or providing an update on all the secondary characters? What happened to the family? What happened to Barry's team? What happened to the disgraced CIA wonks? Blah.

Nacho's rating:  blowjob

Snatched:

Awkward and silly. It has fun moments, it has cute moments, and is fine for mindless entertainment. But if, like me, you feel "Over-Schumered," then you should avoid this at all costs. You see one of Schumer's tits, though.

Nacho's rating:  :dontknow:
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 22, 2018, 05:42:14 PM
I want to see Snatched. Goldie Hawn as Schumer's mom seems such a great pairing. The trailer looks stupid, but I've been smart about my Schumer consumption, mostly because my wife absolutely can't stand her.
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Post by: nacho on January 22, 2018, 06:29:06 PM
I want to see Snatched. Goldie Hawn as Schumer's mom seems such a great pairing. The trailer looks stupid, but I've been smart about my Schumer consumption, mostly because my wife absolutely can't stand her.

One huge highlight is Joan Cusack's (non-speaking) character and Wanda Sykes speaking for her. I wanted the movie to shift focus and follow them.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 23, 2018, 10:56:40 AM
Makes me think of all those classic Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor comedies 
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Post by: nacho on January 23, 2018, 11:53:13 AM
Makes me think of all those classic Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor comedies 

Yes!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on January 24, 2018, 05:16:24 PM
So.... This is real...


Danny McBride rebooting Crocodile Dundee?

Yes, please! I have no problems with this.


So... the movie is fake. It’s a Super Bowl commercial for Australian tourism.

https://movieweb.com/crocodile-dundee-movie-fake-super-bowl-2018-commercial/
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Post by: nacho on January 25, 2018, 07:33:15 AM
Of course it is! But I still want it.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on February 02, 2018, 03:22:41 PM
So.... This is real...


Danny McBride rebooting Crocodile Dundee?

Yes, please! I have no problems with this.


So... the movie is fake. It’s a Super Bowl commercial for Australian tourism.

https://movieweb.com/crocodile-dundee-movie-fake-super-bowl-2018-commercial/

Everyone is torn as to whether or not it's real, but it really should be...
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Post by: nacho on February 02, 2018, 04:51:42 PM
Whatever they're doing, the marketing campaign is fucking brilliant. I hope they can keep us guessing right up till the premiere.
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Post by: RottingCorpse on February 05, 2018, 03:36:32 PM
The joke is now up on what could have been the best reboot of the past ten years.

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Post by: nacho on February 05, 2018, 05:41:53 PM
The joke is now up on what cold have been the best reboot of the past ten years.


That's actually...a little heartbreaking.
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Post by: nacho on March 04, 2018, 10:27:22 AM
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Dunkirk:

A beautiful movie told in a strangely claustrophobic way. Nolan pulls out all the same visual and musical cues that made The Dark Knight amazing, following the evacuation at Dunkirk through the eyes of a handful of people. It's tense, exciting, and simply stunning to watch. Unfortunately, it feels needlessly complicated and a little too personal. We're essentially following one timeline that's shattered, Memento-style, so it all seems to pull together in the end...but it doesn't really mater that it pulls together because it's obviously just the writer's room being too clever for their pants. Meanwhile, the insular approach to the story -- strictly from the POV of the individual people -- cheapens the scope of the evacuation. 300,000 troops were evacuated by a flotilla of canoes and civilian craft. It's one of the most amazing moments of WWII, yet it's reduced to Joe Schmoe's viewpoint. Which might be fine if it was a more well-known engagement from the war. Consequently, the movie has to pause every once in a while to take a breath and explain itself. So...overdone.

So last night I watched The Darkest Hour. Not only is it amazing, but it's the better Dunkirk movie. And we don't even see much of Dunkirk!
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Post by: nacho on March 13, 2018, 10:16:31 AM
Hard Drive Clearances:

Better Watch Out: I was told this was a tables-turned Christmas-themed horror movie, so I've been sitting on it since December. Finally watching it and...blah. Dumb shit.
Rating: iceprawn!


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Post by: nacho on March 13, 2018, 02:24:25 PM
Hard Drive Clearances:

The Greatest Showman

This movie does an awesome job of humanizing a scoundrel who collected the physically disabled to be slaves in his human zoo.
Rating:  :mccainface:
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Post by: nacho on March 13, 2018, 02:44:10 PM
Hard Drive Clearances:

Murder on the Orient Ex.... snorebot!


Skyline:

Bad PA alien invasion abduction paranoia sci-fi. It feels like a made for TV movie. It's a slow burn Battle:Los Angeles where characters don't ask questions or look out the window.
Rating:  :colbert:

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Post by: RottingCorpse on March 13, 2018, 02:55:07 PM
Murder on the Orient Express is boring? That's disappointing.
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Post by: nacho on March 13, 2018, 03:29:12 PM
Murder on the Orient Express is boring? That's disappointing.

Less boring than unnecessary, maybe. It's like a fan fiction version of an 80s TV movie.
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Post by: nacho on April 04, 2018, 09:12:51 AM
Hard Drive Clearances:

The Commuter: Liam Neeson has to save his family by beating the shit out of people...on a train! I can't help but feel like this is his Under Siege. Except he plays a washed up schlub (who...can fight really well) throughout, which is an interesting choice because he's a gigantic scary monster who doesn't play hat-in-hand accountant that well.

Anyway, it's still exactly what you expect and he kicks ass.
Nacho's rating:  :hist101:

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

I always felt like the first Jumanji movie was an overblown Robin Williams vehicle, and that cheapened the overall story. This rebooted version is excellent -- a great ensemble, and good, simple fun. Upgrading to modern video game rules is just fine, and Karen Gillian runs around in a Lara Croft outfit the whole time and it's hhhhhhhot! So this movie has something for everyone: Good for the kids, and good for the parents between Gillian and the Rock, and good for the fags with Jack Black's (hilarious) character.

Nacho's rating:  :happy1:
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Post by: nacho on April 04, 2018, 05:53:12 PM
Hard Drive Clearances:

Insidious: The Last Key

So, at this point, this series isn't about what this series was about. It's about Elise (who, I think, dies in every movie?) and her comical Ghost Team, who are basically like The Lone Gunmen.

I had a hard time following this one because the series timeline makes the X-Men timeline look linear and uncluttered. But it has all the usual jump scares, and Elise is actually likable. She's who this series should have been about from the beginning (instead of having that dawn on them three movies later and forcing them to retcon the fuck out of the franchise).

Nacho's Rating:  :colbert:
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Post by: RottingCorpse on April 05, 2018, 01:56:06 PM
I still haven't seen the original Insidious. Should I? Is this the one Annabelle was spun off from? I CAN'T KEEP UP!!!
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Post by: RottingCorpse on April 05, 2018, 02:25:23 PM
Terry Gilliam has been trying to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote all his life. Looks like he finally did it.

https://news.avclub.com/holy-shit-its-a-trailer-for-terry-gilliams-the-man-who-1825010858

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Post by: nacho on April 06, 2018, 11:11:36 AM
I still haven't seen the original Insidious. Should I? Is this the one Annabelle was spun off from? I CAN'T KEEP UP!!!

Not really. The Conjuring franchise (which includes the Annabelle franchise) pays lip service to the Insidious franchise, generally just confirming that the shit is happening in the same universe (and, incidentally, the same universe as the Saw franchise) but they're not intended to be too closely related.

The Conjuring follows Ed and Lorraine Warren (idealized and whitewashed versions of the infamous poltergeist scammer couple). Insidious follows Elise Rainier, a fictional medium.

Both franchises are worth getting into....if you break both your legs and get tired of spying on your neighbor.

Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 10, 2018, 10:20:41 AM
Will I pay $37 to see this garbage in the theater? You're god damned right I will.

Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on April 10, 2018, 11:03:58 AM
Why $37?
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 10, 2018, 11:10:38 AM
I’m sure that’s how much going to the movies will cost come August. Hyperbole joke.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on April 10, 2018, 04:24:10 PM
Hard Drive Clearances:

The Foreigner: Not enough jackie Chan is the primary problem in Jackie Chan's take on Taken. And...that's a significant problem. The ridiculous political backstory of a renewed IRA blowing people up is eye-rolling at best.

Nacho's Rating:  :fuckyou:

Hurricane Heist: This is so bad it's....really bad. Avoid at all costs.

Nacho's Rating:  :fuckoff:

Day of the Dead: Bloodline

This is like a fan film made by 8 year olds. Awful.

Nacho's Rating: Ugh. Fuck everything. I wasted my afternoon.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 10, 2018, 08:40:02 PM
Too bad you have to go back to work tomorrow. Oh wait...
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 30, 2018, 01:21:25 PM
This looks really good.

Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on May 31, 2018, 09:55:09 AM
That trailer felt like an eternity, though... Which is sort of a turn off.
Title: Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
Post by: nacho on June 09, 2018, 10:58:05 AM
So...I watched the Tomb Raider remake. And...I really liked it! It holds onto video game roots, but actually tells a story instead of making her a super hero. It's an origin story, and it's fun.

It's even fun when they get to a teeny tiny Japanese island where Walton Goggins claims that he and his army of mercenaries have spent 7 years trying to find the entrance to a tomb that was actually clearly marked all along.

Oh, and it's stupid. Don't get me wrong.