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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:51 pm

After watching Moulin Rouge for the first time couple of days ago and ending up loving it despite the initial reservations, I now watched Amélie for the first time, hoping to love it as well.

Well. It took three days for me to complete. I hated it.

8.4 on IMDB. One of the most loved films of all time. Wow. Just... wow. I truly do not get it. Along with Dark Knight, this really leaves me mesmerized why people love it. I mean okay okay, I do get the artistic side of it, and the directing and cinematography is something of beauty, but this... "comedy"? This passes as comedy? This is supposed to be funny? Feel good film? What? Nothing in it makes sense. Everything is like from a French hippie poem or something, mixed in with that "hilarious comedy". And the romantic side of it, pleeeeease. The Moulin Rouge musical fantasy love plot was like 1000 more interesting and realistic, and that one wasn't even trying to be serious, just simple musical farce. Amélie romanticism is so convoluted and fantastical that I'd find more closure from porn film's plot. Finally, all the feel-good subplots with various different supporting characters are pointless and boring as hell. Why are they there?

I'm very surprised for hating it so much. Never want to touch it again. However, as contrast for my disgust, it did make want to watch again the old also-French comedy "Les Visiteurs" from 1993, you know with Jean Reno and Christian Clavier. It may be loud, dumb and slapsticky, but I laugh at it. Unlike with Amélie. Yuck. Maybe it's blasphemy to dislike it, but I don't care.
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:12 pm

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:46 am

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By the Power of Grayskull! Masters of the Universe Movie Sets 2019 Release
Read more at http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/842157-masters-of-the-universe-movie#VhApgTbG2tswsimv.99

What will be interesting is if it will be cheesy like the original show or try to go down the "dark & serious" route and try to be more than the material, but with McG directing it I think the latter will be the most likely case.

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:26 pm

I've got some bad news on that front. I just saw something on ScreenRant (I can't post a link to it because I'm on a demonstrator laptop during lunch at work and it won't let me for some reason.) and David Goyer will be writing the script. How that guy still gets work nowadays I'll never know.

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:45 pm

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I've got some bad news on that front. I just saw something on ScreenRant (I can't post a link to it because I'm on a demonstrator laptop during lunch at work and it won't let me for some reason.) and David Goyer will be writing the script. How that guy still gets work nowadays I'll never know.

Also, according to Collider Movie News, McG actually isn't attached to direct, my bad.

As for Goyer, for the love of God, give him a co-writer to fine tune his scripts! I'll go far enough to argue that he's a decent "ideas man", but his characterization and dialogue are often his major shortcomings. And unlike DC in which he does have some believable affinity towards (Martian Manhunter comments aside), I don't remember him saying anything at all about Masters of the Universe.

Also, can anyone ever seen the 2002/2003 reboot of Masters of the Universe? I've heard its got a somewhat more mature tone than the original 80s cartoon, and attempts to build it's own lore and character arcs to make it stand on its own two feet.

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:26 am

Mike Myers wants an Austin Powers 4 movie. I guess he thinks that could revive his career.

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:49 am

I thought they started talking about it as soon as Goldmember came out, the rumors were always there. But nobody cared enough to put it into actual development hell, like was the case after even JP3.
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:06 pm

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Mike Myers wants an Austin Powers 4 movie. I guess he thinks that could revive his career.

While I don't know if that's realistic, he'll be getting some work for Shrek 5. Those two combined would make him a pretty penny.

I don't believe his career is ever coming back though personally.
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:09 pm

The budget for the first film was, what, 16 million? If they really wanted to do another, they could do it cheap and easy, with their own money. Just leave expensive cameos and whatnot out.
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:43 pm

Although bearing that in mind, it was $16 million in 90s dollars, inflation would probably double that amount. But even so, even if they aimed for a $30-60 million price tag, that's even assuming any number of people would turn up for an Austin Powers movie. I've noticed a pattern of people who liked the films when they came out finding them surprisingly unfunny.

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:01 pm

Well 1997 16 mil is 25 mil in 2016 dollars, so not that big of a jump comparatively. The second film also had budget of 33 mil (48 mil) but it made back 312 million (457 mil).

Even if most wouldn't like/care for it, with low budget they likely would get away with solid profit margins. As for it to be any good... Well Goldmember was already pretty tired so I wouldn't really count on it. And that was million years ago. Something would have to be done to the formula

edit: just to clarify, I don't really care if it comes out or not, just saying from their point of view
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:25 pm

Id love a 4th Austin Powers movie.

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:44 pm

I'm 30 minutes into watching "Being John Malkovich". This is some of the most bizarre stuff I've ever seen. And it's rather amazing... just my kind of weirdness.

Now this is comedy! I'm like laughing out loud.
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:10 pm

Sony Pictures have lost $719 million dollars during the last financial year.

As a wise disco/funk band once sang...Burn baby, burn.


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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:42 pm

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:11 pm

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Sony Pictures have lost $719 million dollars during the last financial year.

As a wise disco/funk band once sang...Burn baby, burn.

I'm no expert and I don't pretend to be. But when Reddit film was discussing this news today apparently the losses aren't exactly what they seem. Ther was a HUGE debate over this article and I can link if you guys want to read as it was rather fascinating. 

From someone who says they are a accounting grad student. 
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largely related to a $962M impairment charge of goodwill, which was included in Sony’s full year figures. It said it expected the division to return to profit after the write down.

So while I'm sure Sony is absolutely not doing well by any stretch of the imagination, I think there is always a bigger picture to articles with headlines like this.
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:11 pm

I hate to ask. But what movie is this playing in the background at 10 seconds in?

https://youtu.be/K5C9uKDs4Pc
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:13 pm

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I hate to ask. But what movie is this playing in the background at 10 seconds in?

https://youtu.be/K5C9uKDs4Pc

Edge of Tomorrow

It's pretty good actually, one of the only "dumb blockbusters" in the last 5 years that I found enjoyable. The final conformation is somewhat lame but first 3/4 of the film were very solid
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:05 pm

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I hate to ask. But what movie is this playing in the background at 10 seconds in?

https://youtu.be/K5C9uKDs4Pc

Edge of Tomorrow

It's pretty good actually, one of the only "dumb blockbusters" in the last 5 years that I found enjoyable. The final conformation is somewhat lame but first 3/4 of the film were very solid

Thank you! I keep meaning to try it out and i think it's finally time. Especially with the tragic passing of Bill Paxton.
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:15 pm

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I hate to ask. But what movie is this playing in the background at 10 seconds in?

https://youtu.be/K5C9uKDs4Pc

Edge of Tomorrow

It's pretty good actually, one of the only "dumb blockbusters" in the last 5 years that I found enjoyable. The final conformation is somewhat lame but first 3/4 of the film were very solid

Thank you! I keep meaning to try it out and i think it's finally time. Especially with the tragic passing of Bill Paxton.

Yeah if you like Groundhog Day, you probably like this as well. Or even if not, it passes as popcorn alien invasion film. There are some surprisingly graphic sequences too, well for what CGI can do anyway

I know there are plenty of people who really dislike Tom Cruise, you know for ego and other reasons, but I think he's a natural actor. Maybe not the best fit looks wise for this particular character, which is basically a big coward at the start, but I nevertheless really like the performance. Emily Blunt was amazing as usual. And poor Bill, I thought this was his most interesting role in like 15 years or something.

It's the only film I ever saw in 3D in theaters btw. Hated it, bring nothing to the table
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:46 pm


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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Mon May 01, 2017 9:36 pm


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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Tue May 02, 2017 12:56 pm

As for Godfather being made today, I think it would be perfectly possible. There are still good mafia movies made even to today, which look like they were directed in the 70's almost. They are very much more underground, made with modest budget and production, not like the giant dumb blockbusters for masses, but the niche market still exists. Coppola thinks too big here.

Oh and screw Forbes. If I cannot access their articles without disabling adblock, I'm not going to waste time with them and their ads.
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Tue May 02, 2017 5:45 pm

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The writers strike has been averted.

Talk about a huge relief! The last thing the 2010s needs is a sequel to the summer of 2009 where every summer blockbuster was affected by the Writers' Strike and it really showed.

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Tue May 02, 2017 6:13 pm

I'd like to imagine that if the 2007-08 strike had actually never occurred, season 4 of BSG might have been sort of good. Writers being preoccupied and not concentrating is their only possible excuse for that boring, crappy season, with only 2 good episodes.
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Tue May 02, 2017 7:36 pm

This talks about why some movies are released internationally first instead of being released in the U.S.A. first.


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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Wed May 03, 2017 1:53 pm

@Mistral wrote:
@Troyal1 wrote:
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@Troyal1 wrote:
I hate to ask. But what movie is this playing in the background at 10 seconds in?

https://youtu.be/K5C9uKDs4Pc

Edge of Tomorrow

It's pretty good actually, one of the only "dumb blockbusters" in the last 5 years that I found enjoyable. The final conformation is somewhat lame but first 3/4 of the film were very solid

Thank you! I keep meaning to try it out and i think it's finally time. Especially with the tragic passing of Bill Paxton.

Yeah if you like Groundhog Day, you probably like this as well. Or even if not, it passes as popcorn alien invasion film. There are some surprisingly graphic sequences too, well for what CGI can do anyway

I know there are plenty of people who really dislike Tom Cruise, you know for ego and other reasons, but I think he's a natural actor. Maybe not the best fit looks wise for this particular character, which is basically a big coward at the start, but I nevertheless really like the performance. Emily Blunt was amazing as usual. And poor Bill, I thought this was his most interesting role in like 15 years or something.

It's the only film I ever saw in 3D in theaters btw. Hated it, bring nothing to the table

I have never seen Groundhog Day actually lol.

But I LOVED Edge of Tomorrow. So much that I think I'm gonna to order the Blu-Ray. I'm actually a Tom cruise fan big time lol. Always have been.
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@Troyal1 wrote:
@Mistral wrote:
@Troyal1 wrote:
I hate to ask. But what movie is this playing in the background at 10 seconds in?

https://youtu.be/K5C9uKDs4Pc

Edge of Tomorrow

It's pretty good actually, one of the only "dumb blockbusters" in the last 5 years that I found enjoyable. The final conformation is somewhat lame but first 3/4 of the film were very solid

Thank you! I keep meaning to try it out and i think it's finally time. Especially with the tragic passing of Bill Paxton.

Yeah if you like Groundhog Day, you probably like this as well. Or even if not, it passes as popcorn alien invasion film. There are some surprisingly graphic sequences too, well for what CGI can do anyway

I know there are plenty of people who really dislike Tom Cruise, you know for ego and other reasons, but I think he's a natural actor. Maybe not the best fit looks wise for this particular character, which is basically a big coward at the start, but I nevertheless really like the performance. Emily Blunt was amazing as usual. And poor Bill, I thought this was his most interesting role in like 15 years or something.

It's the only film I ever saw in 3D in theaters btw. Hated it, bring nothing to the table

I have never seen Groundhog Day actually lol.

But I LOVED Edge of Tomorrow. So much that I think I'm gonna to order the Blu-Ray. I'm actually a Tom cruise fan big time lol. Always have been.

Yeah he's a good actor and been on many of my favorite films, including Eyes Wide Shut first and foremost. It's too bad people often get distracted by his looks and ego...

In terms of Emily Blunt films, I think I'd rate EoT third or fourth, behind Your Sister's Sister and Sicario. And possibly The Devil Wears Prada

Never seen Groundhog Day? What??? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Wed May 03, 2017 2:11 pm

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@Mistral wrote:
@Troyal1 wrote:
@Mistral wrote:
@Troyal1 wrote:
I hate to ask. But what movie is this playing in the background at 10 seconds in?

https://youtu.be/K5C9uKDs4Pc

Edge of Tomorrow

It's pretty good actually, one of the only "dumb blockbusters" in the last 5 years that I found enjoyable. The final conformation is somewhat lame but first 3/4 of the film were very solid

Thank you! I keep meaning to try it out and i think it's finally time. Especially with the tragic passing of Bill Paxton.

Yeah if you like Groundhog Day, you probably like this as well. Or even if not, it passes as popcorn alien invasion film. There are some surprisingly graphic sequences too, well for what CGI can do anyway

I know there are plenty of people who really dislike Tom Cruise, you know for ego and other reasons, but I think he's a natural actor. Maybe not the best fit looks wise for this particular character, which is basically a big coward at the start, but I nevertheless really like the performance. Emily Blunt was amazing as usual. And poor Bill, I thought this was his most interesting role in like 15 years or something.

It's the only film I ever saw in 3D in theaters btw. Hated it, bring nothing to the table

I have never seen Groundhog Day actually lol.

But I LOVED Edge of Tomorrow. So much that I think I'm gonna to order the Blu-Ray. I'm actually a Tom cruise fan big time lol. Always have been.

Yeah he's a good actor and been on many of my favorite films, including Eyes Wide Shut first and foremost. It's too bad people often get distracted by his looks and ego...

In terms of Emily Blunt films, I think I'd rate EoT third or fourth, behind Your Sister's Sister and Sicario. And possibly The Devil Wears Prada

Never seen Groundhog Day? What??? Very Happy
 Yep never seen it!  Embarassed  Also I find that Eyes wide shut is a very underrated film. Loved that too. I really haven't seen Emily Blunt in much of anything besides the Wolfman actually.... but I definitely liked her here.

Cruise has that certain energy and urgency to him when things are happening that I love. Like when he's trying to explain desperately to the team that he is going back in time. 

Unpopular opinions is more suited for this but my favorite role of his is 2005 War of the words. I adore that movie and his acting in it.
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