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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:55 pm

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I feel like that Mel Brooks article is sort of stating the obvious. Besides the fact the comedy landscape has changed, even in the context of the film using the n-word so freely in a film just won't fly today.  

Tarintino did just that in Djago Unchained. That being said, that movie was the exception to the rule since it was a hybrid of a western and a blaxploitation movie. We also have to consider the time period of which the movie was set in since political correctness simply didn't exist back then. With everything being taken into account, I highly doubt even QT can get away with something like that again.
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:24 pm

BBC names top their top 25 best films of the 21st Century.

Mulholland Drive is a pretty great movie but I'm not sure it should be number one. But I'm glad to see it there somewhere, along with Inside Llewyn Davis and Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. The Tree of Life and There Will Be Blood deserve to be there too. I disagree with Holy Motors going on that list though, I didn't hate the movie but it certainly isn't anywhere near the best of the millennium so far.
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:49 pm


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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:10 pm

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I don't see how that can be possible. The first, and as of now only, Angry Birds movie was a flop. At least it was here in the U.S.A.
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:12 pm

You guys throw out the word "flop" too freely lol, it made 107 million in the States alone off a budget of 73 mil. Worldwide (which is what they really look at) is 346 million.

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:30 am

Yeah, Angry Birds might be many things but it isn't a flop. Razz

Meanwhile, I'm still waiting on news on the Warcraft sequel and whether or not it's been canned.

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:46 pm

Did anyone here see Sausage party?
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:10 pm


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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:25 pm


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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:22 pm

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Duncan Jones Talks Potential Return for Warcraft Sequel, No Director’s Cut

It's odd that after being burned by both studio executives and scathing critic reviews Duncan Jones would be open to doing a Warcraft sequel. Fortunately for him, the film's negative reception and weak box office takings didn't tank his career. The movie needed to gross a fair amount over $433 million in order to warrant a Director's Cut since so much of the movie was dependent on visual effects and the effects needing to look as freaking good as they were 90% of the time.

Now its true that I enjoyed Warcraft, more than I expected to, but I believe it should have been better than it was and certainly could have been had Universal allowed a longer, more fleshed out cut of the film to be shown in cinemas. Maybe some of those deleted scenes could be considered "canon" to the events of the movie. If there is to be a sequel that manages to improve on the faults of the first film, maybe it's best to keep Jones on as a creative consultant or producer. The optimist in me believes that there could still be a good Warcraft movie in the future.

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:34 pm

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Duncan Jones Talks Potential Return for Warcraft Sequel, No Director’s Cut

It's odd that after being burned by both studio executives and scathing critic reviews Duncan Jones would be open to doing a Warcraft sequel. Fortunately for him, the film's negative reception and weak box office takings didn't tank his career. The movie needed to gross a fair amount over $433 million in order to warrant a Director's Cut since so much of the movie was dependent on visual effects and the effects needing to look as freaking good as they were 90% of the time.

Now its true that I enjoyed Warcraft, more than I expected to, but I believe it should have been better than it was and certainly could have been had Universal allowed a longer, more fleshed out cut of the film to be shown in cinemas. Maybe some of those deleted scenes could be considered "canon" to the events of the movie. If there is to be a sequel that manages to improve on the faults of the first film, maybe it's best to keep Jones on as a creative consultant or producer. The optimist in me believes that there could still be a good Warcraft movie in the future.

I know it did well internationally, but is a movie that bombed domestically-at least here in the United States-worth getting a sequel? "Battleship", bombed here and did well internationally too, but you don't see a sequel coming anytime soon. Not only that, but given the notorious history of video game movies, sequels are far worse then the first ones.
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:02 pm

Well that's the thing, realistically I wouldn't expect there to be a sequel within the next four to five years. Legendary might push for a sequel to capitalize on the success in China and skip American cinemas altogether (hopefully not the UK ones otherwise I won't be able to review them). But again, both cases are gambles of long odds.

Meanwhile, this new release of The Rock in the Jumanji reboot is... interesting. An obvious Indiana Jones expy, but does raise my curiosity quite a bit. At least he's not playing an Alan Parrish type character.

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:31 pm


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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:29 pm

That may by true, but it bombed/flopped in most other places except for Russia. Also, I was never celebrating anything. I was just posting an article.

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:04 am

Independent movies normally never make that much money due to the amount of screens they get and how long they stay in theaters.

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:26 am

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Sony Reportedly Offered Daniel Craig $150 Million To Play Bond Again

I find it hard to believe that Sony can afford it with how bad of a year it's been. And last year was only marginally better. That being said, desperate people do desperate things so at this point, I can see Sony do something like this for the sake of getting a big movie success.
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:52 pm

Lexi Alexander will direct a biopic on Chris Beniot.

The WWE won't be happy when this comes out. The fact that they've tried to do a Stalinist style history cleansing of him, and failed since the internet was just too big at the time of his triple murder-suicide. (He had one older son and daughter that were not at the house when he went insane.)


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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:23 am

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Lexi Alexander will direct a biopic on Chris Beniot.

The WWE won't be happy when this comes out. The fact that they've tried to do a Stalinist style history cleansing of him, and failed since the internet was just too big at the time of his triple murder-suicide. (He had one older son and daughter that were not at the house when he went insane.)


Rhedo I thank you for keeping this thread alive.

As for the biopic, I just don't feel it's a good idea. I'm not a wrestling fan, so I don't really care if the WWE gets its image hurt, and I know it's like any other biopic, but it feels so dark, and still feels sad. I remember when they did the tribute before learning what happened, and the colossal screw up it was. Plus it's not entirely sure what happened, whether brain injuries or something else took a toll on his psyche, but I am also against facts presented wrong on sensationalized.

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:24 am

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Lexi Alexander will direct a biopic on Chris Beniot.

The WWE won't be happy when this comes out. The fact that they've tried to do a Stalinist style history cleansing of him, and failed since the internet was just too big at the time of his triple murder-suicide. (He had one older son and daughter that were not at the house when he went insane.)


Rhedo I thank you for keeping this thread alive.

As for the biopic, I just don't feel it's a good idea. I'm not a wrestling fan, so I don't really care if the WWE gets its image hurt, and I know it's like any other biopic, but it feels so dark, and still feels sad. I remember when they did the tribute before learning what happened, and the colossal screw up it was. Plus it's not entirely sure what happened, whether brain injuries or something else took a toll on his psyche, but I am also against facts presented wrong on sensationalized.

No problem. Smile

As for what happened, the official autopsy results said that Benoit had massive brain damage as a result of multiple concussions via his headbutts/diving headbutts from the top of the turnbuckle. Add in all the other blows to the head the he suffered, the doctors said that his brain resembled that of an 85 year old man with Alzheimer's disease. IIRC, the most advanced stages too. Not only that, but I also read that one of the old timers said that Benoit eventually became a alcoholic. Add in the pain after his old friend Eddie Guerrero died, and he changed vert fast. A lot of people say that was final straw that pushed him over the point of no return.
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:08 pm

Colin Trevorrow's Book of Henry delayed until Summer 2017

What do you guys think of this? The filming has already wrapped up on The Book of Henry and it should make for a potential Oscars contender in a September release, and now it's in a very crowded summer next year. What does that tell us? That the film is in fact a turkey (let's absolutley hope not) or will it make for some nice counter-programming like The Gift was for a summer dominated by the likes of Mission: Impossible 5, Inside Out and of course Jurassic World?

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:57 am

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Colin Trevorrow's Book of Henry delayed until Summer 2017

What do you guys think of this? The filming has already wrapped up on The Book of Henry and it should make for a potential Oscars contender in a September release, and now it's in a very crowded summer next year. What does that tell us? That the film is in fact a turkey (let's absolutley hope not) or will it make for some nice counter-programming like The Gift was for a summer dominated by the likes of Mission: Impossible 5, Inside Out and of course Jurassic World?

This gives the film the chance to gross more money, but less Oscars chance, IMO.


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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:49 am


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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:52 am

Neutral

Tom Rothman's always been delusional, to the point of self-sabotage no less, but this is pushing it! Hell, look just how uncomfortable Chris and J-Law look standing next to him, those smiles are hiding the sheer terror in their eyes, that I can promise you!

Sony just wasted one of their classic intellectual properties on a lame reboot that was mismanaged from day one by Amy Pascal and marketed like the worst film ever, he (and the studio at large) hardly have a foot to stand on. They better hope The Rock is able to inject some life into the Jumanji franchise.

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:13 am

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Tom Rothman's always been delusional, to the point of self-sabotage no less, but this is pushing it! Hell, look just how uncomfortable Chris and J-Law look standing next to him, those smiles are hiding the sheer terror in their eyes, that I can promise you!

Sony just wasted one of their classic intellectual properties on a lame reboot that was mismanaged from day one by Amy Pascal and marketed like the worst film ever, he (and the studio at large) hardly have a foot to stand on. They better hope The Rock is able to inject some life into the Jumanji franchise.

I find it equally bizarre that Rothman didn't outright throw Amy Pascal under the bus when saying all this. After all, if you're going to promote yourself, then at least find a scapegoat to make yourself look good. I don't doubt that he did it behind closed doors, but self-promotion like this without making yourself look good is absurd.

Speaking of Rothman not throwing Pascal under the bus, why hasn't she been fired yet? Considering how GB2016 was her idea and how it bombed so badly, one would have thought she would have fired by now, yet she's still with Sony.
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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:11 am

Disney and Warner Bros. no longer have a dual-monopoly on the superhero genre.

Leonardo DiCaprio is going to produce a Captain Planet movie with Paramount.

Call me nostalgic, but I loved that show as a kid and I still do.


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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:18 am

I never saw a single bit of Captain Planet as a little kid, so I have no strong feelings one way or the other. But I do know that Jeff Goldblum voiced a villian on that show, which is pretty neat.

Also, this news about Shrek 5 doesn't excite me much. Shrek to me is like the Terminator franchise of DreamWorks Animation, the first two are truly great films, the third is a complete nosedive and the fourth is an attempt to salvage the franchise but still doesn't amount to much (at least that's how I view the first four Terminator and Shrek movies). Is there a chance that Shrek 5 can dodge the fate of Terminator Genysis? Perhaps, but I'm not holding my breath for it.

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PostSubject: Re: General Movie Discussion   Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:05 pm

I'm excited for Captain Planet, I just hope that don't change the lore much, like what it looks like power rangers is doing.


I didn't even see the Shrek 5 announcement, I still haven't seen Shrek 4.

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