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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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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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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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James Franco IS Allen Ginsberg IN the first movie based on a POEM in DECADES

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This is...fake.  Right?  (I hope so.)


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Rumor de Jour: Vin Diesel as Hannibal the Conqueror.

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Operation: Endgame is kind of weird, slightly funny, but mostly predictable.
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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #278 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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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #279 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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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #280 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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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #281 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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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #282 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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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #283 on: September 15, 2010, 09:47:31 AM »
Not the Beeees!
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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #284 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!