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Re: Superhero Movies
« Reply #60 on: May 09, 2010, 11:43:43 PM »
Nacho, please DROPBOX it.
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« Reply #61 on: May 10, 2010, 09:05:11 AM »
I did.

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« Reply #62 on: May 10, 2010, 10:13:12 AM »
Watched it this afternoon - great film.

The first scene with the little girl kicking ass is awesome. How old is she?
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« Reply #63 on: May 10, 2010, 10:23:46 AM »
She's 10 in the comics and 13 in real life.

She did a great job... She's going to be our girl in the remake of Let the Right One In.
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« Reply #64 on: May 20, 2010, 06:05:04 PM »
Heh . . . Though really, if thwy stay true to the comic book origin, shouldn't Cap be in Germany fighting Nazis anyway?

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Should We Now Call Him 'Captain England'?

Based on this news, it would only seem appropriate that Steve Rogers be demoted to at least Lieutenant America.

First, budget constraints forced producers to move "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" production from its titular tropical location to the tax-friendlier confines of Hawaii and London. Now, the same money concerns have sent "Captain America" overseas: the movie about the most patriotic of comic-book heroes will, ironically, not be filmed in America.

The loss of production business from "Captain America: The First Avenger" is another blow to the city of Los Angeles, which has seen its share of big-budget films flee to escape the heavy tax burden its state levees on films. California offers tax credits to smaller films but, considering "Captain America's" budget is $140 million, it didn't qualify for a break. London offers tax credits up to 25 percent. When faced with the current economic climate, it's hard to argue with those numbers -patriotic or not.

Sure, some of the "Captain America" adaptation is literally set in London; for those scenes, that location makes perfect sense. But it also makes perfect sense for Captain America, once he's done fighting Nazis, to also show a little patriotism and film seems in his home country. But, as any American knows - including its Captain - money talks.

Also ironic: California's taxes have been a boon to the British Columbian city of Vancouver, which in recent years has seen a boom of what would've otherwise been big Hollywood business (films such as the "Twilight Saga" have found a production home north of the border).

But there is an added sense of loss - not counting the hundreds of Hollywood jobs that will disappear - because it is, you know, Captain America. This was a character that was created a full year before Pearl Harbor was even bombed by Japan. Cover art of early Captain America books showed the hero punching Adolph Hitler in the jaw as a way of showing America's support for its European allies.

Big budget movies being filmed overseas to avoid costs isn't an entirely new phenomenon. George Lucas filmed all three "Star Wars" prequels in Australia to avoid union costs (Lucas has been a stong opponent to unions after a disagreement between him and the directors' guild over the title sequence of original "Star Wars" not listing the cast). Of the six films, only "Return of the Jedi" featured live-action scenes filmed in the United States.

Considering the recent rash of films switching from locations that actually includes the location in the film's title, it won't be too long before it's discovered that "Sleepless in Seattle" was actually filmed in Albuquerque.

"Captain America: The First Avenger," starring Chris Evans as the title character, is slated for a Summer 2011 release.

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« Reply #65 on: May 21, 2010, 01:33:14 AM »
Louisiana has done the same thing...not sure of the actual figures, but they're good enough that Twilight is actually thinking about moving down here.  Right now Green Lantern is going on and I had the pleasure of--literally--bumping into Tim Robbins at Whole Foods. 
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« Reply #66 on: May 21, 2010, 08:27:07 AM »
Yeah, but Louisiana isn't America either.

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« Reply #67 on: May 21, 2010, 11:13:07 AM »
we're the Ukraine of America.
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« Reply #68 on: May 21, 2010, 11:28:16 AM »
You have hot 14 year-old gymnast girls?
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« Reply #69 on: May 21, 2010, 11:31:15 AM »
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« Reply #70 on: June 22, 2010, 11:37:28 AM »
Purists will revolt, but I like what they're doing with this trailer for The Green Hornet.


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« Reply #71 on: June 22, 2010, 11:46:21 AM »
Are there any Green Hornet purists under the age of 70?

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« Reply #72 on: June 22, 2010, 11:47:54 AM »
Oh, and, just for kicks:


(Monkey will now have terrible drug-laced dreams about the slow-moving hornet floating around at the end of the titles.)
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« Reply #73 on: June 22, 2010, 11:49:49 AM »
Are there any Green Hornet purists under the age of 70?

Touche.

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« Reply #74 on: July 15, 2010, 08:43:22 AM »
The Hulk recasting debacle has been the big geek story of late. Norton got fired by the head of Marvel for being difficult. Getting replaced by Mark Ruffalo.

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Mark Ruffalo In Late-Stage Talks To Be Marvel's New Hulk in 'The Avengers'

Imagine the Hollywood actor whom you'd least expect to play The Incredible Hulk in The Avengers, and maybe, just maybe, you'd come up with the name of Mark Ruffalo. He's always been an actor's actor and is getting critical raves in Focus Features' The Kids Are All Right which opened last weekend. But I've learned that he's now in late-stage discussions between Marvel and his brand-new agency United Talent to play this key member of The Avengers ensemble. Like Edward Norton, whom he'd be replacing, Ruffalo would bring real chops to the role. But, unlike Edward Norton, he wouldn't an on-set asshole.

And I'm already sick of 3D.

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Meanwhile, let me get out of the way that Thor (May 6, 2011) and Captain America (July 22, 2011) will be in 3D. They were filmed in 2D but the plan has been for the visual effects to be rendered in 3D for Captain America while Thor will undergo more of a traditional conversion. Kevin Feige is going to great lengths to ensure this isn't just a botched rush job. OK, enough with that.