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Title: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on October 03, 2007, 02:52:51 AM
While being completely irresponsible and not writing a paper due tomorrow, I've decided to begin a new topic of films that we are all looking very much forward to seeing.

I submit these:

There Will Be Blood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB9yQ3dTwmM)

I'm Not There (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZGseissqX8)

Be Kind, Rewind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TtaoEGqNDE)

The Darjeeling Limited (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mbgzJG5Zdk)

The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWMLGqtUoi0)

No Country For Old Men (http://www.apple.com/trailers/miramax/nocountryforoldmen/trailer3/) (Quicktime)

Please discuss and/or post the trailers to the films you're looking forward to.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on October 03, 2007, 03:16:05 AM
I prefer this trailer for "There will be blood": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYW2ltW5SPo&mode=related&search=
Such a powerful monologue!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on October 03, 2007, 03:58:58 PM
While being completely irresponsible and not writing a paper due tomorrow, I've decided to begin a new topic of films that we are all looking very much forward to seeing.

I submit these:

There Will Be Blood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB9yQ3dTwmM)

I'm Not There (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZGseissqX8)

Be Kind, Rewind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TtaoEGqNDE)

The Darjeeling Limited (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mbgzJG5Zdk)

The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWMLGqtUoi0)

No Country For Old Men (http://www.apple.com/trailers/miramax/nocountryforoldmen/trailer3/) (Quicktime)

Please discuss and/or post the trailers to the films you're looking forward to.

You have several posted that I'm looking forward to, especially "There Will Be Blood" and "The Darjeeling Limited."  I'll post some trailers sometime this week when I'm not at work.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on October 03, 2007, 04:00:28 PM
I'm all for The Darjeeling Limited and No Country for Old Men. To be honest I haven't seen some of the trailers for the others, but I'll certainly check them out.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on October 03, 2007, 08:24:10 PM
I haven't been following movie projects recently, but those all look good to me, though I'm afraid "There Will Be Blood" has the potential to bore me.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on October 04, 2007, 02:04:06 AM
it's been getting incredible reviews. I'm not saying it will be from everyone, but i've yet to hear a one word that's bad about it.
Some are saying it's the "best movie ever," you take that as you will.

you should give it a shot though, when you get a chance.;)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on October 04, 2007, 02:39:54 AM
I haven't been following movie projects recently, but those all look good to me, though I'm afraid "There Will Be Blood" has the potential to bore me.
Looks interesting to me. First movie I've looked forward to in a while...
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on October 04, 2007, 08:25:44 AM
it's been getting incredible reviews. I'm not saying it will be from everyone, but i've yet to hear a one word that's bad about it.
Some are saying it's the "best movie ever," you take that as you will.

Well it does look like a good movie, but I always need to make an effort to start watching those epic drama spanning changes of eras and whatnot. Usually once I'm watching it's all good though. I'm a simple guy you know, I'm fine just watching Tango & Cash. :void:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on October 04, 2007, 08:26:50 AM
it's been getting incredible reviews. I'm not saying it will be from everyone, but i've yet to hear a one word that's bad about it.
Some are saying it's the "best movie ever," you take that as you will.
Well, I never believe those statements anyway, but I'm surprised it's already out. I'll keep an eye out for it here in the armpit of the South.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on October 04, 2007, 08:48:54 AM
The End of the World (http://alvinandthechipmunksmovie.com/)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on October 04, 2007, 09:39:08 AM
The End of the World (http://alvinandthechipmunksmovie.com/)

I just took my suicide pill.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on October 04, 2007, 05:06:24 PM
it's been getting incredible reviews. I'm not saying it will be from everyone, but i've yet to hear a one word that's bad about it.
Some are saying it's the "best movie ever," you take that as you will.

While I doubt it's the "best movie ever," statements like that usually mean the movie is pretty good.  I really enjoyed Daniel Day Lewis in "Gangs of New York" so I'm looking forward to his performance in "There Will Be Blood."  His monologue during the trailer is very cool.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on October 04, 2007, 05:10:07 PM
The End of the World (http://alvinandthechipmunksmovie.com/)

Oscar for Best Picture is assured.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on October 04, 2007, 07:04:40 PM
The sad thing is I can't even really find a movie I'm really looking forward to anymore; I mean, The Dark Knight maybe? And I don't think that's going to be a great film or anything. Be Kind Rewind looks interesting, but my guess is more likely bad than good, whoever's directing it (Jack Black's expiration date is past due). I liked the trailer for American Gangster, but I can take it or leave it and I most likely won't see it in theaters. I just don't go to movies anymore.

http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/new_wes_anderson_film

I did appreciate this when I saw it though, maybe Rane will too. =)






P.S. In the middle of writing this, I had an epic duel with a bee.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on October 04, 2007, 07:13:28 PM
(Jack Black's expiration date is .

Is this when the bee attacked?

And yea I really haven't enjoyed a Wes Anderson film since Tennenbaums.  Life Aquatic was a huge disappointment
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on October 04, 2007, 07:22:07 PM
Be Kind Rewind looks interesting, but my guess is more likely bad than good, whoever's directing it
Michel Gondry.

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http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/new_wes_anderson_film

I did appreciate this when I saw it though, maybe Rane will too. =)
ha ha, yeah. it sounds pretty accurate.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on October 04, 2007, 07:33:51 PM
Michel Gondry.

I know, but that guarantees nothing to me other than interesting visuals. I'm sure he's going to try to do more with it than advertised here (though again, that doesn't guarantee success), but judging from the content of the trailer you could pass Brett Ratner's name off as the director; would you still be looking forward to it then? =)

ha ha, yeah. it sounds pretty accurate.

Now that one actually looks interesting, at least it doesn't set off my bad movie alarm like Life Aquatic did. Sadly, I think I'm just a jaded moviegoer nowadays, I only see the downside, although there is none to Daniel Day-Lewis (other than possible insanity).
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on October 04, 2007, 08:17:55 PM
Sadly, I think I'm just a jaded moviegoer nowadays, I only see the downside, although there is none to Daniel Day-Lewis (other than possible insanity).
The Crucible was boring as shit, but that wasn't really his fault. Other than that, I can't think of any non-stunning performances he's given. He's one of my favorite actors (Last of the Mohicans is a guilty pleasure of mine, and is secretly one of my favorite movies... The tagline for the movie really should have been: AWESOME INDIAN ACTION! but alas.).
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on October 04, 2007, 08:48:56 PM
The Crucible was boring as shit, but that wasn't really his fault. Other than that, I can't think of any non-stunning performances he's given. He's one of my favorite actors (Last of the Mohicans is a guilty pleasure of mine, and is secretly one of my favorite movies... The tagline for the movie really should have been: AWESOME INDIAN ACTION! but alas.).

why would Last of the Mohicans be a guilty pleasure?  I really liked that movie... :judo:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on October 04, 2007, 09:33:07 PM
why would Last of the Mohicans be a guilty pleasure?  I really liked that movie... :judo:
It's just a pretty sappy/corny movie, but yeah it's awesome for the INDIAN ACTION!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on October 06, 2007, 05:12:02 AM
http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/southlandtales/

...

Okay, I have to say, at least I'm curious and a bit disoriented.

Like, will this be the worst movie ever, or somehow not? The cast alone is literally INCONCEIVABLE!!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on October 06, 2007, 05:44:29 AM
http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/southlandtales/

...

Okay, I have to say, at least I'm curious and a bit disoriented.

Like, will this be the worst movie ever, or somehow not? The cast alone is literally INCONCEIVABLE!!

I heard this was destroyed at Cannes, then went through heavy re-cuts and some re-shoots.  So my bet is that it sucks until told otherwise
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on October 06, 2007, 07:44:16 PM
I heard this was destroyed at Cannes, then went through heavy re-cuts and some re-shoots.

Yeah, that doesn't surprise me, even the trailer was kind of a mess. The potential for bad here is EXTREME.

So my bet is that it sucks until told otherwise

Well, that's my philosophy for any upcoming movie; guilty until proven innocent! :carcus:

I really don't understand the mentality of people who think a movie is going to be great before seeing it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: HawaiianStallion on October 07, 2007, 04:23:01 AM
No Country for Old Men is based off an excellent book by an excellent author. The movie doesnt really stray from the book at all, and its supposed to be the Coen brothers return to form, not to mention their best movie ever. Its one of the few movies that has me expecting an excellent piece all around, not to mention all the actors involved are great.

This brings me to Javier Bardem as Anton Chirgurh who supposedly puts on a preformance that should not be missed. Many are comparing him to Hannibal Lector in his madness and the carnage he puts on. Its him that has got me really interested in this movie as he's an excellent actor, and looks to have a role thats gonna take him into the stratosphere. Oh and he also uses a captive bolt pistol on people as well as a silenced shotgun which is cool in itself.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on October 07, 2007, 04:54:57 AM
Yeah, I sure hope it doesn't suck then. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on October 07, 2007, 09:47:10 PM
I really don't understand the mentality of people who think a movie is going to be great before seeing it.

It's called hope.  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on October 07, 2007, 09:49:20 PM
Docu from the director of American History X:

Lake of Fire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE1vNI8yvV4)

I'm generally not interested in documentaries, this seems to be one of the very few exceptions.

And then there's Francis Ford Coppola's new movie:

Youth Without Youth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stgJ4GFDg1s)

It's also getting incredibly positive reviews. Coppola himself said he felt more or less "reinvigorated." While making this film, he felt like he did when he first got out of film school.
That will always pique my interest.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on October 07, 2007, 10:33:19 PM
It's called hope. :carcus:

Yeah, I sure hope it doesn't suck then. =)

Yeah, no shit, that's probably why I used the exact word in the very last post of the thread before yours. But as the old saying goes, shit in one hand, hope in the other; which one fills up first? Hope, faith, whatever, it just sounds more like biased delusion to me. =)

Anyway, my point was that great movies aren't common or easy for that matter; no matter the talent involved, it's a rare and delicate thing with intangibles that go even beyond the creators' control. That's why I don't get people jumping all over any movie of promise and basically acting like it's the best movie ever before they've seen it. I don't even think I'm being more cynical than reasonable here, on the contrary, I'm very idealistic about the idea of a great film, I think it's a pretty special thing, and you can't count on it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on October 08, 2007, 01:53:12 AM
It's called hope.  :carcus:
But "hope is a dangerous thing." Remember Brooks Hatlan?  :guts:

Seriously though, pre-release banter is the prime reason my movie-viewing experience has been tarnished in the last 5 years.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: HawaiianStallion on October 08, 2007, 03:25:42 AM
I dont go off basely claims when I anticpate a movie, Ive got several people, reviewers, websites, etc. that often get early views of movies or pre production stuff and when they're very positive about a film that's coming out, I get hyped for it. Doesnt always turn out but if I never took the risk of anticpating something, then things would be rather boring. Its not just the final outcome of something, its everything leading up to it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on October 08, 2007, 03:42:13 PM
I agree with everyone. =)

Certainly, a great movie is never a promise, even by the director involved.

But there's still this incredibly electric excitement and anticipation when I hear word of their next film. Same with music, really.

I don't base my enthusiasm off the advanced word of critics, but I'm not going to say that I ignore it, either. I read them, and they only feed my excitement. They are not the source.

Then there are other articles to read about a film that are not reviews. Those help, too.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on October 29, 2007, 02:21:15 AM
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809833626/video/4686392

New Rambo trailer!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on November 04, 2007, 08:42:01 PM
I saw American Gangster last night. Pretty good. Definitely the best crime/drama movie I've seen in many years.  It's got a pretty classic formula, but it's been done before, albeit worse than this. Because of that, it didn't really blow me away.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on November 04, 2007, 09:59:41 PM
I saw American Gangster last night. Pretty good. Definitely the best crime/drama movie I've seen in many years.  It's got a pretty classic formula, but it's been done before, albeit worse than this. Because of that, it didn't really blow me away.

I saw it Friday night and loved it.  Best film I've seen all year.  My money's on Best Picture and Best Director nominations.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: handsome rakshas on November 04, 2007, 11:48:40 PM
I also checked out American Gangster and thought it was pretty good. Like Wally said classic crime movie formula but it was executed well. I really enjoyed the music, and the end of the movie was very good.

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809833626/video/4686392

New Rambo trailer!

Yes! This is my most anticipated movie and early nomination for best picture!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on November 04, 2007, 11:50:07 PM
Yes! This is my most anticipated movie and early nomination for best picture!

Haha, I can't wait to see it, either! :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on November 05, 2007, 12:00:04 AM
Yeah, fuck those intellectual films, all we need is JOHN RAMBO. :zodd:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on November 09, 2007, 01:01:53 AM
I can't wait for those. THe Coen bros. and PT Anderson are some of the best filmmakers of today.
http://media.movies.ign.com/media/746/746237/vids_1.html AVP2
now this is a guilty pleasure. it's got its own I know but this looks cool. plus todd sweeny ..i mean sweeny todd, rated R tim burton movie, havn't had one since sleepy hollow.
http://imdb.com/title/tt0408236/trailers-screenplay-E35334-314
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Uriel on November 09, 2007, 02:49:25 AM
I might actually watch this Rambo...

Altering the subject a wee bit -- I gotta admit, I cannot wait to see my country's greatest literary artifact turned over and royally fucked in the arse by Hollywood. Anthony Hopkins and 3D-Used-to-be-Hot Angelina Jolie aside, it's going be a huge "meh" fest.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on November 09, 2007, 02:55:53 AM
Altering the subject a wee bit -- I gotta admit, I cannot wait to see my country's greatest literary artifact turned over and royally fucked in the arse by Hollywood. Anthony Hopkins and 3D-Used-to-be-Hot Angelina Jolie aside, it's going be a huge "meh" fest.

That movie was sounding like a giant heap of meh so I'm not very suprised. Also I never really thought Angelina was that hot to begin with.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: HawaiianStallion on November 09, 2007, 05:56:05 PM
From what Im hearing Beowulf is a decent action flick and probably one of the best movies to ever be shown in 3D. Im going into it looking for an over the top entertaining movie.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on December 18, 2007, 11:35:49 PM
Well since this is still the thread were movies were looking forward to are going. Heres a few that will be interesting.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800320/
New Clash of the Titans (ROFL) - Travis Beacham, 2010.
Also that year, Jacksons on board for the The Hobbit and its Sequel in 2011

Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the Crystal Skull May 2008
closest thing to a trailer i could find http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=502JiCdpFRk&feature=related

Mongol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6VCcJe9gyE
Looks fun. Actually I think its already been released just not in north america.

Bond 22 Sequel to Casino Royale Sorry no Trailer out yet.. or atleast I couldnt find it.
and Of coarse
Rambo in January of 2008 Which just about everyones seen the trailer for.

And I don't know if this one is confirmed yet but OMG they might make a remake of "The day the Earth Stood Still"
heres a trailer for the original http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfpSXI8_UpY

I don't know If I should be angry that they can't make up new things and have to do remakes which are most often shitty or if I should be Happy that the Old Classics are going back in the spotlight.
Corrections, additions, comments and insight are welcome.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 19, 2007, 12:57:17 AM
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New Clash of the Titans (ROFL) - Travis Beacham, 2010.
Also that year, Jacksons on board for the The Hobbit and its Sequel in 2011

Can't wait for these. CofTitans was one of my favorit childhood movies.

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And I don't know if this one is confirmed yet but OMG they might make a remake of "The day the Earth Stood Still"


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0970416/

its confirmed, and its ganna be shit. The original is one of my favorit "films".  Keanu Reeves? OMG this is gay.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on December 19, 2007, 07:34:18 AM
Keanu Reeves?
Thats gotta be a joke, right?   :judo:
I'm crying inside.. you know what I mean?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 19, 2007, 07:45:23 AM
Yea I couldn't believe what I was reading. We studied the day... in my film class and I really loved the darn movie after that. But now I guess since Steven Spielberg made War of the Worlds a hit again they figure they should remake this one too. Totally sucks though. I really truly deep down hate Keanu now.  I thought there might be some hope for him, but no deffly not.

Also a more recent realease to look forward to, P.T. Anderson's There Will Be Blood. Did anyone catch No Country for Old Men btw.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 19, 2007, 02:19:49 PM
Did anyone catch No Country for Old Men btw.
Yes, and it was fucking great.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 19, 2007, 02:22:46 PM
Yes, and it was fucking great.

It's out? Shit!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on December 19, 2007, 02:23:38 PM
Yes, and it was fucking great.

gah... none of my friends wanted to see this one.    ...stupid friends...  :miura:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on December 19, 2007, 04:51:52 PM
Did anyone catch No Country for Old Men btw.

I've seen it twice and loved every minute of it.  I ended up enjoying it more the 2nd time around, as there were several things I missed the 1st time I saw it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on December 19, 2007, 05:03:17 PM
I've seen it twice and loved every minute of it.  I ended up enjoying it more the 2nd time around, as there were several things I missed the 1st time I saw it.

That's what I need to do. I was SO very tired that day from work and the gym, not a good idea to see the movie at 10pm. Kept passing out halfway thro. Not because it was bad tho. I need to see again.  :miura:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 19, 2007, 07:46:26 PM
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gah... none of my friends wanted to see this one.    ...stupid friends... 


lol same here. I'm like the "film guy" in my group so my friends only want to see the transformers type movies, nobody wanted to see No country. Sucks.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 20, 2007, 04:51:14 PM
Well, it's quite surprising that No Country even came out here. It doesn't seem the type of film to rake in the big dough.

And what's quite a mystery is why I'm going to have to drive two hours to Atlanta the day after Christmas to see There Will Be Blood and I'm not there. There's been so much "Oscar buzz" about these films that one would think this town would respond to it (they always have before). And this is, of course, assuming that even Atl will have these films.

It's more upsetting than I care to explain.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on December 21, 2007, 02:30:50 AM
Well, it's quite surprising that No Country even came out here. It doesn't seem the type of film to rake in the big dough.

And what's quite a mystery is why I'm going to have to drive two hours to Atlanta the day after Christmas to see There Will Be Blood and I'm not there. There's been so much "Oscar buzz" about these films that one would think this town would respond to it (they always have before). And this is, of course, assuming that even Atl will have these films.

It's more upsetting than I care to explain.

Stupid limited releases.  I have to wait another 2 weeks to see There Will Be Blood.  Luckily, there was one theater near me playing I'm Not There, so I had the pleasure of seeing that, but these limited releases are really chapping my ass.  I had to wait an extra week to see Eastern Promises when that was released, too.

Speaking of Eastern Promises, that was one of the best films released this year (my personal favorite by far), but it got far less attention then even No Country.  Of course, the Coen's reputation precedes them.  My friends were eager to see No Country because of Big Lebowski and Fargo (seems to be their most well known films, if you ask me Barton Fink is the best Coen's film out there).  Same with Paul Thomas Anderson and Boogie Nights/Magnolia.  These guys are some of the best filmmakers out there, no doubt, (I'm pretty certain There Will Be Blood will be great), but it's a real shame that Cronenberg's Eastern Promises got so overlooked.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 21, 2007, 03:24:20 AM
Speaking of Eastern Promises, that was one of the best films released this year (my personal favorite by far),

I was all for seeing Eastern Promise till i found out it was being directed by David Cronenberg. It could be good, but after watching History of Violence I didn't want to take the risk of pay more for it then I can rent it for.

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but it got far less attention then even No Country.  Of course, the Coen's reputation precedes them.  My friends were eager to see No Country because of Big Lebowski and Fargo (seems to be their most well known films, if you ask me Barton Fink is the best Coen's film out there).  Same with Paul Thomas Anderson and Boogie Nights/Magnolia.

I really want to see No Country...
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 21, 2007, 04:30:02 AM
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I was all for seeing Eastern Promise till i found out it was being directed by David Cronenberg. It could be good, but after watching History of Violence I didn't want to take the risk of pay more for it then I can rent it for.


I love Cronenberg and I can't wait to see Eastern Promises. History of violence was great, I thought. 

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My friends were eager to see No Country because of Big Lebowski and Fargo (seems to be their most well known films, if you ask me Barton Fink is the best Coen's film out there). 

I have all the Coen Bros films and my favorits were their early ones-Blood Simple made me sweat profusely it was so suspenseful at parts and Millers Crossing is just flatout amazing. Raising Arizona is their funniest comedy to date.

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Same with Paul Thomas Anderson and Boogie Nights/Magnolia.

I just can't not get excited when I see someone mention Boogie Nights. It's one of my favorite movies ever. Probably on the top 5! I must have seen 100 times and it never gets old. Me and my friends quote it all the time and you'd thinkour excitement would fade away after seeing it years ago but it just does not.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 21, 2007, 04:43:09 AM
I love Cronenberg and I can't wait to see Eastern Promises. History of violence was great, I thought. 

It probably was, after the second time of watching it the movie lost it's shine that it once had. It just seemed like what it had going for it was gore and sex. I'll check out Eastern Promise when it comes out on dvd tho.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on December 21, 2007, 05:30:19 AM
History of violence was great, I thought. 

eh, I thought it was "ok" at best.  Couple of good moments, but mostly uninteresting (to me).
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 21, 2007, 06:44:23 AM
I don't know how much stock anyone of yous guys put in Peter Travis' reviews in Rolling Stone (I know Walter is a huge fan) but he gave great reviews for the top 10 movie of the year. 1- No Country... 4 -Eastern Promises 5-Sweeny Todd  and 7- There will be Blood.  And of course for the years "worst soul-sucking dumb-ass bottom feeder award"
-"Michael Bay almost had for Transformers- nobody does bull like bay, he rocks it - but I'm going with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End for illustrating just how low talent will sink for a big payday."

My man. Nice!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on December 21, 2007, 07:03:48 AM
I'm glad so many are interested in Eastern Promises, don't let History of Violence sway you away from that because they're completely different, although they both star Viggo Mortenson.  I know A History of Violence was hated by many, but it's a good film if you can handle the atypical acting.  I prefer Cronenberg's older stuff, ie Scanners, Videodrome, Dead Ringers, etc.  He was brilliant way beyond his time if you ask me.

But back to Eastern Promises, the dvd is due out sometime this week I believe, hopefully it will include some good extra features.  But to those who haven't seen it and plan to, you're in for a real treat.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on December 21, 2007, 04:00:05 PM
Yeah, Eastern Promises was way better than A History of Violence.  If I don't get it for Christmas, I'll probably buy it soon after.  My Dad and I both loved it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 22, 2007, 01:34:41 AM
No Country was really fucking good, but I missed the first couple minutes.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 23, 2007, 11:14:12 PM
While I was doing some last minute Christmas shopping using gift cards for Newbury Comics that I got as early gifts from other family members  (:guts:), I picked up Eastern Promises for myself and I'm watching it tonight so I'll post about how good it is later tonight. Also bought Jim Jarmusch's Night On Earth starring my super love crush girl Winona Ryder, and Stranger than Paradise. Both these Jarmusch films have been almost unavailable on dvd until just a few months ago when Criterion put them out. These are the only Jarmusch films I have not seen and will complete my Jarmusch dvd collection. Anyone else see these?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 23, 2007, 11:37:37 PM
A quick summation and result for the films I've seen this past week:

Assassination of Jesse James... - good, not great, but I enjoyed it. A little overlong though, which is odd because for the majority of the time spent watching it, I didn't notice it's length. The ending just goes on forever.
I left the theater in a good mood.

Walk Hard - Very few laughs here. I enjoyed some of the songs, the ridiculousness at times, and the references to other musicians and all, but most of it was just boring.
I left a little depressed.
Even though it's a parody, it's just as mediocre as Ray and Walk the Line and all those other music biopics, barring the next:

I'm Not There - Beautiful. It's uneven at times, but overall keeps things fresh and exciting.
I left feeling high and at peace with the world.


Now if I could only see There Will Be Blood.....
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 24, 2007, 12:51:33 AM
Thanks for the summation of your recent viewings, slightly green.   What you said about I'm not there is just enough to tip the scale in making me want to see it. Also how about 10,000 B.C.? Looks fucking awsome. Director Roland Emmerich has made some shitty movies (Universal Soldier, Stargate, ID4, Godzilla) but he's good at making these big, towering, disaster type popcorn movies.
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Independence Day
was my favorite when I was a kid. It's one those movies I can recite word for word. I know the whole script. And from the way 10,000 B.C. looks it'll probably be very cool. I just have no idea what to expect and no idea how they plan do execute this film.  I don't really want to either, I want to be completely surprised and amazed when I see it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on December 24, 2007, 01:09:26 AM
While I was doing some last minute Christmas shopping using gift cards for Newbury Comics that I got as early gifts from other family members  (:guts:), I picked up Eastern Promises for myself and I'm watching it tonight so I'll post about how good it is later tonight. Also bought Jim Jarmusch's Night On Earth starring my super love crush girl Winona Ryder, and Stranger than Paradise. Both these Jarmusch films have been almost unavailable on dvd until just a few months ago when Criterion put them out. These are the only Jarmusch films I have not seen and will complete my Jarmusch dvd collection. Anyone else see these?

Hell yeah, Jarmusch is one of my other favorite directors.  My favorite of his is Dead Man, with one of the best movie soundtracks of all time by Neil Young.  All of his films are great though, Stranger Then Paradise is an odd little film but it's hilarious in it's own way.  I really love Down By Law and even Ghost Dog.  Visually, I like the black and white Jarmusch films the best, Robby Muller's cinematography work is simply amazing.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 24, 2007, 03:07:12 AM
Hell yeah, Jarmusch is one of my other favorite directors.  My favorite of his is Dead Man, with one of the best movie soundtracks of all time by Neil Young.  All of his films are great though, Stranger Then Paradise is an odd little film but it's hilarious in it's own way.  I really love Down By Law and even Ghost Dog.  Visually, I like the black and white Jarmusch films the best, Robby Muller's cinematography work is simply amazing.

Cool dude. I agree 100% about Dead Man. It's my favorite also and it DOES have one of the best soundtracks by one the best musicians. And Robby Muller is amazing. Rock on bro!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 26, 2007, 02:23:08 PM
A few words on Juno:

This movie was ultimately too clever for it's own good.
The best moments were when they weren't trying to be so "hip."
I give it an 'eh' for effort.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 26, 2007, 03:46:36 PM
A few words on Juno:

This movie was ultimately too clever for it's own good.
The best moments were when they weren't trying to be so "hip."
I give it an 'eh' for effort.

Ha ha. It's not like Napoleon Dynamite is it?, Or is it trying to be like that? Thats what I heard.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 28, 2007, 02:12:52 PM
Ha ha. It's not like Napoleon Dynamite is it?, Or is it trying to be like that? Thats what I heard.
Well, seeing as how I couldn't bear to finish Napoleon Dynamite, I'd say this is slightly better.
It seems more in the vein of the self-consciously indie films like Thumbsucker or Little Miss Sunshine.
So, if you really liked those movies, you'd probably really dig this. A lot. I'm talking goldmine.
I just don't buy it though.

UPDATE:
I saw Sweeny Todd last night.
Musicals aren't normally my bag, but as with anything, a film of quality can make one overlook habitual taste. (Singin' In the Rain, anyone?)
It was really hard to get through the numbers in the beginning. It just felt like the cast (which is excellent) and the director weren't very comfortable. About halfway through, during the most colorful sequence in the film, they really hit their stride and the film becomes a joy to watch.
Incredibly, surprisingly violent. So much blood, and to a ridiculous degree.
The "twist" (if you can call it that) is pretty obvious, and by following the set up closely the ending becomes known well before it happens, but it didn't seem like much of a problem here.

I dunno, overall I'd say that I enjoyed it at least.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on December 28, 2007, 02:24:01 PM
UPDATE:
I saw Sweeny Todd last night.
Musicals aren't normally my thing, but like with anything, something of quality can make one overlook these things. (Singin' In the Rain, anyone?)
It was really hard to get through the numbers in the beginning. It just felt like the cast (which is excellent) and the director weren't very comfortable. About halfway through, during the most colorful sequence in the film, they really hit their stride and the film becomes a joy to watch.
Incredibly, surprisingly violent. So much blood, and to a ridiculous degree.
The "twist" (if you can call it that) is pretty obvious, and by following the set up closely the ending becomes known well before it happens, but it didn't seem like much of a problem here.

I dunno, overall I'd say that I enjoyed it at least.

Interesting.  Might be a renter, then.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 28, 2007, 07:33:07 PM
Thanks for that Sweeny Todd update. I'm can't wait to see it.  I'm a huge Burton/ Depp fan so I'll see anything either of them do. I hope I can get past the musical aspects since I'm not big on musicals either
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Singin' In the Rain, anyone?)
with that obvious exception.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on December 29, 2007, 07:10:31 AM
I'm gonna watch Sweeny Todd in a few days, I watched No country for old Men today.. boy what a waste of time that was.
Anyone see Before the Devil Knows You're Dead?

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 29, 2007, 07:15:40 AM
I'm gonna watch Sweeny Todd in a few days, I watched No country for old Men today.. boy what a waste of time that was.

We don't like your kind around here.  :miura:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 29, 2007, 07:26:20 AM
We don't like your kind around here.  :miura:

LOL. Seriously. I'm going to see Sweeny Todd tomarrow afternoon. I can't wait.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on December 29, 2007, 07:41:53 AM
I watched No country for old Men today.. boy what a waste of time that was.

lol! every fiber of my being wants to disagree with you.  But since I haven't seen it I'll have to shut up  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on December 29, 2007, 07:58:42 AM
Well No country was interesting.. I just Personally didn't like it.. ..I refuse to spoil the movie. :puck:

But I will say it reminds me of suspect zero, ichi the killer, memento and the house of sand and fog... Not from a content perspective or plot or genre... just in the sense that they give you mind puzzles, unanswered questions or an incomplete ending.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 29, 2007, 03:43:12 PM
That's true, the Coen Bros don't spell everything out for you. I didn't have a problem with that.
I can't support your comparisons though.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 29, 2007, 10:59:23 PM
http://imdb.com/title/tt0339271/ Kung Pow 2

http://imdb.com/title/tt1142966/  Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

http://imdb.com/title/tt0478087/ 21. Not sure how good it's going to be but it's based on the awsome true story of the card counting MIT students who go to vegas to beat the casino.


Edit: Just watched Sweeny Todd. Amazing! What a great film. One of the best films I've seen in a long time. Once I adjusted to the musical aspect I was totally engrossed. Amazing production, beautiful score's, some very violent scenes and a great ending!

Edit: I watched Eastern Promises last night and loved it. Not only was it an amazing drama but the steam room scene when Viggo fights the two guys naked is one of the most intense scenes I've ever seen on film.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S61ySyaJQSE&feature=related# This looks...interesting.  Anyone see the original DJANGO? It's one of my favorite pasta westerns.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on January 12, 2008, 05:55:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S61ySyaJQSE&feature=related# This looks...interesting.  Anyone see the original DJANGO? It's one of my favorite pasta westerns.

Doesn't seem all that good to me. And I like the original Django a lot.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on January 16, 2008, 02:01:03 PM
From the guy who brought us the "cinematic adventure" that is Ong Bak :troll::

Chocolate:
http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1370885463

Apparently it's about an autistic child who just has great reflexes/can memorize fighting moves.  High probability of being shit for story,  but the fighting looks nice  :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on January 16, 2008, 02:24:46 PM
Sign me up! :guts:

Is the Chocolate really the best they could do? I'm assuming something's lost in translation, like, maybe in Thai "chocolate" sounds really threatening.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on January 16, 2008, 02:37:04 PM
I think it refers to the candy we see her eating or something equally trivial. Since she's an autist, maybe she's kicking all those guys' asses because they didn't want to give her a chocoball.

In any case it's looking good and I'll be waiting for it. I can endure a shitty story for the sake of "REAL INJURIES". :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on January 16, 2008, 02:45:07 PM
I can endure a shitty story for the sake of "REAL INJURIES". :guts:

Yea I'm guessing it's not easy being an actor in Thailand.  :void:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on January 16, 2008, 02:49:03 PM
Yea I'm guessing it's not easy being an actor in Thailand.  :void:

"No stuntmen, no cables, no SFX, no doctor on set"
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on January 16, 2008, 10:03:17 PM
Teeth.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH8yuld4DUE
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on January 16, 2008, 10:19:11 PM
Teeth.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH8yuld4DUE

:griff:

Seein' it. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: vlad on January 30, 2008, 03:55:12 PM
I'm looking forward to a film festival here in Belgrade (aptly named FEST  :guts:), and was wondering if someone can give me a heads up (spoiler free would be a boon!) on a couple of titles I'm considering:
Takashi Miike's "Sukiyaki Western Django";
Masahiro Kobayashi's "Ai no yokan" or "The Rebirth";
Robert Thalheim's "Am Ende kommen Touristen" "In the end the tourists come" (not sure with the english title since I'm translating from serbian).
The list of films I'd like to see is getting rather big (plus a little overlapping) so I'm trying to cut it down and the three mentioned above are the ones I know least about. looking forward to some input from film buffs out there, thanks!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on January 30, 2008, 06:12:45 PM
Going to a film festival huh? Luckyyy! All i can say is I've been waiting for Sukiyaki Western Django for a while cuz I'm a huge Italian western fan. The original Django is awsome starring Franco Nero.  Hundreds of guys die, prostitutes fight in mudd, and there's the original ear slicing scene.  Also one of it's many sequels Django Kill..if you can stand shoot! Is another great movie.  I'd also recommend The Great Silence, Keoma and all Sergio Leoni's obviously.

Edit: Did anyone see that movie "The Ten". IT was fucking hilarious
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on February 08, 2008, 02:03:51 AM
So, I can't remember if anyone's mentioned this (and I haven't bothered to look for it), but I just got back from one of the greater films released, well, last year. The Diving Bell & the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le papillion) is an incredible, emotional film and a visual treat. It successfully makes you see the world differently. The shots through Jean-Dominique's (He was the editor of the French Magazine Elle) eyes are astoundingly well done.
Though it may sound like a gimmick, and a bit hokey, these are often times the most beautiful moments of the film. It's nothing like that joke of a film, The Lady in the Lake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_in_the_Lake), somehow Schnabel and his cinematographer Kaminsky make it work.

It's a very sad film, a little depressing (i guess, though I always take joy in technique), but has it's moments of laughter and a rising of spirits.

You (meaning everyone) should go see it.

(I apologize for my terribly written review/recommendation)

Oh, here's the trailer (http://www.apple.com/trailers/miramax/thedivingbellandthebutterfly/trailer/)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on February 09, 2008, 05:28:01 PM
Looks very nice. I'm going to make an effort to see this!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vaxillus on February 10, 2008, 09:10:48 PM
B action thriller goodness:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feELmdZUrTs
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on February 10, 2008, 10:17:44 PM
B action thriller goodness:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feELmdZUrTs

Looks horribly cheesy to me, and it's like a mix of several classic flicks (Escape from New York/LA, Mad Max) but without necessarily being any good. I'll wait for reviews before considering watching it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on February 10, 2008, 11:36:04 PM
I don't have anything against chick action hero's in general, but I think this movie would have better chances with someone like Clive Owen as the lead.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on February 11, 2008, 01:01:44 AM
Looks horrible.  It's as if they can't decide which to rip off more, Mad Max or 28 Days Later...
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on February 13, 2008, 02:00:04 PM
Something I must see:

Pineapple Express (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWe1B3RTUa8&eurl=http://chud.com/articles/articles/13623/1/LIKE-GOD039S-VAGINA-THE-RED-BAND-PINEAPPLE-EXPRESS-TRAILER/Page1.html)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on February 13, 2008, 02:07:47 PM
Trailer for "Taken";
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxtlZM0U87E

...really dig that monologue :)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on February 14, 2008, 03:39:09 PM
Trailer for "Taken";
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxtlZM0U87E

...really dig that monologue :)

Looks really good. Where'd you hear about it?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on February 14, 2008, 03:40:10 PM
Looks really good. Where'd you hear about it?

The "Totally Rad Show" podcast/vid-cast guys were talking about it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on February 15, 2008, 02:56:58 AM
^
That does look pretty good.
I already have high hopes for this movie.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on February 15, 2008, 04:12:15 PM
Another one from Shllamalong, The Happening:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHV9zgDcTp0

Nope, it's not about Yves Klein or performance art.

Looks better than the last one. However, I don't particularly buy Wahlberg as a high school teacher...... Zooey's in it, though.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on February 15, 2008, 04:57:45 PM
^
Already taken down.
Is this the right one?
http://www.wildaboutmovies.com/movies/TheHappeningMovie-TheHappeningTrailer-MNightShyamalansTheHappening.php

*edit* looks terrible, it's like a emo suicide fest. It will probably end up being some E.T. force or some form of mind control.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on February 15, 2008, 05:50:49 PM
Another one from Shllamalong, The Happening:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHV9zgDcTp0

Nope, it's not about Yves Klein or performance art.

Looks better than the last one. However, I don't particularly buy Wahlberg as a high school teacher...... Zooey's in it, though.

Looking a little better than a huge pile of shit doesn't mean all that much though. :SK:

*edit* looks terrible, it's like a emo suicide fest. It will probably end up being some E.T. force or some form of mind control.

From the leaked script or whatever: It's the plants that are pissed off with humans damaging the planet, so they're secreting a gas that drives people to kill themselves. Yeah, it's retarded.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on February 15, 2008, 07:28:44 PM
From the leaked script or whatever: It's the plants that are pissed off with humans damaging the planet, so they're secreting a gas that drives people to kill themselves. Yeah, it's retarded.

Killer gas huh? sounds like a bad pepto bismol commercial. :ganishka: well anyway to be realistic.. If it was from plants then why, of all places, would people be dieing in New York first? Wouldn't people near the rain forests be the first to go? Although the first person to go in the trailer was in the park.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on February 15, 2008, 07:35:14 PM
Killer gas huh? sounds like a bad pepto bismol commercial. :ganishka: well anyway to be realistic.. If it was from plants then why, of all places, would people be dieing in New York first? Wouldn't people near the rain forests be the first to go? Although the first person to go in the trailer was in the park.

It's all the USA's fault! :void:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on February 15, 2008, 08:06:00 PM
It's all the USA's fault! :void:

Watch, France will be safe. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on February 16, 2008, 05:25:04 PM
Looking a little better than a huge pile of shit doesn't mean all that much though. :SK:
touché, mon ami!

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From the leaked script or whatever: It's the plants that are pissed off with humans damaging the planet, so they're secreting a gas that drives people to kill themselves. Yeah, it's retarded.
Yeah, if that's true, it sounds pretty fucking retarded. Hmmm.... i just got really disappointed.

Also, I just saw this awesome clip from Spike Jonze's adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. It was the greatest thing ever. Too bad they took it down shortly after I watched it. You all should've seen it.

Here's a pic:
(http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2008/02/15/where-wild-things-are-clip.jpg)

Yay! It's back for now!!!
http://www.freewebs.com/imtnt/
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on February 16, 2008, 05:30:18 PM
wow i can't wait to see this. Spike Jonze is great.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on February 16, 2008, 08:18:20 PM
_very_ interested in that now.  Cool find, Rane.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on February 16, 2008, 10:58:47 PM
I aim to please. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on February 17, 2008, 02:56:01 PM
Not bad Rane, but can it beat this?

http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1417342035 (http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1417342035)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: avidwriter on February 17, 2008, 04:14:50 PM
Not bad Rane, but can it beat this?

http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1417342035 (http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1417342035)

....Uwe Boll's ...... Why oh why does he still get work! WHY!!!!!! I will never see any of his movies. I never have and never will. Not even for free. *sigh* Lets hope this ends his run of horrible movies.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on February 17, 2008, 04:21:24 PM
Not bad Rane, but can it beat this?

...yes
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on February 17, 2008, 04:31:08 PM
....Uwe Boll's ...... Why oh why does he still get work! WHY!!!!!! I will never see any of his movies. I never have and never will. Not even for free. *sigh* Lets hope this ends his run of horrible movies.

Don't count on it. Here's what IMDb has lined up for him:

# BloodRayne 3 (2009) (in production)
# Sabotage 1943 (2009) (in production)
# Legend: Hand of God (2010) (announced)
# Zombie Massacre (2010) (pre-production)
# Alone in the Dark II (2009) (V) (post-production)
# Far Cry (2008) (post-production)
# Tunnel Rats (2008) (post-production)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on February 17, 2008, 04:41:31 PM
Sounds awesome, is there gonna be an Uwe Boll action pack release? Like a Dvd collectors item of all his movies?
The front cover could have a Huge schlong on it with the phrase, "Just try and take it all".
Afterall the experience is quite similar. 

P.S. Why hasn't anyone commented or contributed to the Vagabond thread, I'm starting to feel like my arts not good enough. :judo:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on February 17, 2008, 06:27:06 PM
Not bad Rane, but can it beat this?

http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1417342035 (http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1417342035)
:ganishka:

Possibly the makings of the best scene from the movie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wipW_brszQw

(I can't not watch this show)

The clip also features the best directing in the world, which I'll have to remember when making my own film: "Somesing like vhateveh. Let's shoot."
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Uriel on February 17, 2008, 09:18:39 PM

(http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2008/02/15/where-wild-things-are-clip.jpg)


!!

My biggest gripe is the accent... awful. But, yeah... I'm very impressed and excited with this sneak preview.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on February 17, 2008, 09:20:21 PM
:ganishka:

Possibly the makings of the best scene from the movie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wipW_brszQw

(I can't not watch this show)

Wow, this guy is pretty cool. I almost feel bad for him after hearing his ending comment.

The clip also features the best directing in the world, which I'll have to remember when making my own film: "Somesing like vhateveh. Let's shoot."

Yeah, I can't say I was surprised, but that's still depressing. You can tell he doesn't give a shit.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on February 17, 2008, 09:29:56 PM
"Somesing like vhateveh. Let's shoot."

lol.. why cant you guys see this man's GENIUS??
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Death May Die on February 19, 2008, 03:57:42 PM
On a some side notes,

-after Mr.Ledgers Death. Johny Depp, Colin Farrel, Jude Law have all sign on to play as fill Ledgers character in the movie he left unfinished.

-Metallica made a song a while back based on the " Where the Wild Things are" it isn't that bad.

-I'm glad I bought a PSP, with exclusives like FF: Crisis Core, FF:Dissidia, God of War C.O.O I feel I getting a lot out of it. Not to mention the earlier titles like Silent hill organs, Castlevinia Chronicles, and Metal Gear Portal Opes.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Nonsapient on February 19, 2008, 10:39:16 PM
-I'm glad I bought a PSP, with exclusives like FF: Crisis Core, FF:Dissidia, God of War C.O.O I feel I getting a lot out of it. Not to mention the earlier titles like Silent hill organs, Castlevinia Chronicles, and Metal Gear Portal Opes.

Dissidia looks awesome.  The PSP is phenomenal if you hack it.  The things you can do with it are really really neat.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on February 19, 2008, 11:29:21 PM
-I'm glad I bought a PSP, with exclusives like FF: Crisis Core, FF:Dissidia, God of War C.O.O I feel I getting a lot out of it. Not to mention the earlier titles like Silent hill organs, Castlevinia Chronicles, and Metal Gear Portal Opes.
Well, I'm glad I bought a Nantandoe DC. Its got a lot of kool titles llike Super Marno BC, Metroid Prim: Huntered, Castleville: Down on Sorrow, not to mention earlier titles like Mr. Digger, Super Marno Cars DC and Pacross.

 :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on February 20, 2008, 01:36:39 PM
Jonze Comments on "Leaked" Wild Things Clip
Source: ComingSoon.net

A clip believed to be from Warner Bros. Pictures' big screen Where the Wild Things Are was recently leaked online. Today, however, director Spike Jonze told us that the footage seen is not actually from the film.

"That was a very early test with the sole purpose of just getting some footage to Ben our vfx (visual effects) supervisor to see if our vfx plan for the faces would work," Jonze said. "The clip doesn't look or feel anything like the movie, the Wild Thing suit is a very early cringy prototype, and the boy is a friend of ours Griffin who we had used in a Yeah Yeah Yeahs video we shot a few weeks before. We love him, but he is not in the actually film...Oh and that is not a wolf suit, its a lamb suit we bought on the internet."

Planned for a 2009 release, the family fantasy-adventure stars Catherine Keener, Benicio Del Toro, Forest Whitaker, Lauren Ambrose, Catherine O'Hara, Tom Noonan, Michael Berry and James Gandolfini.

The film follows the adventures of Max, a head-strong young boy who leaves home after having a fight with his mother -- only to find himself in a mysterious forest bordering a vast sea. Misunderstood and rebellious, Max sets sail to the land of the Wild Things, where mischief reigns.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on February 21, 2008, 11:09:53 PM
http://www.majorspoilers.com/archives/2894.htm/ (http://www.majorspoilers.com/archives/2894.htm/)

I JUST CAN'T WAIT.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on February 21, 2008, 11:17:13 PM
"NEO-EVERYTHING HOLY AND SANE IS ABOUT TO EXPLODE."
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on February 22, 2008, 01:42:58 AM
(http://images.boxofficemojo.com/images/gilbertgrape_story2.jpg)
"CANADA!!"
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on February 22, 2008, 02:52:47 AM
http://www.majorspoilers.com/archives/2894.htm/ (http://www.majorspoilers.com/archives/2894.htm/)

I JUST CAN'T WAIT.

Dear God no...

(http://images.boxofficemojo.com/images/gilbertgrape_story2.jpg)
"CANADA!!"

:ganishka: :ganishka: :ganishka: :ganishka: :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: HawaiianStallion on February 22, 2008, 02:54:16 AM
For you guys posting about Where the Wild Things Are movie, you should know that this movie has been finished for a while and the studio behind it has been mulling whether to scrap everything Spike Jonze did and redo the enitre thing. From a lot of early reviews a lot of people where not very impressed and many stated outright that it was pure garbage. Im not sure if this is true because some early viewers did happen to enjoy it, however the studio is wondering whether to just scrap it and start fresh.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on February 22, 2008, 01:09:53 PM
For you guys posting about Where the Wild Things Are movie, you should know that this movie has been finished for a while and the studio behind it has been mulling whether to scrap everything Spike Jonze did and redo the enitre thing. From a lot of early reviews a lot of people where not very impressed and many stated outright that it was pure garbage. Im not sure if this is true because some early viewers did happen to enjoy it, however the studio is wondering whether to just scrap it and start fresh.

Yeah, I know. I've heard (http://chud.com/articles/articles/13720/1/WHERE-THE-WILD-THINGS-ARE-BEING-COMPLETELY-RESHOT/Page1.html). It's pretty fucking stupid if they do that. They're basically complaining that they got an "art-house kid flick," but what did they expect with Spike Jonze?! The tone of just the test footage was wonderful and seemed spot-on to me. i can only imagine what the actual film would be like. He has final cut, so hopefully that'll give him some serious weight to pull, but WB could just fire him and do it any way and totally ruin everything.

You know it's what they want to do.

Word. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvIDRoO8KnM)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on February 23, 2008, 12:56:54 AM
Double post extravagenza!!!!

So, everyone's become acquainted with the news of Akira's live action adaptation, now see the work of the man behind it all!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MfNyfwwfV4

(not really extravagent, but i thought i'd hype it up a bit)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on February 23, 2008, 01:12:16 AM
Double post extravagenza!!!!

So, everyone's become acquainted with the news of Akira's live action adaptation, now see the work of the man behind it all!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MfNyfwwfV4

(not really extravagent, but i thought i'd hype it up a bit)

I really liked those visuals.  A very good short film!  There might be hope for a live action Akira afterall.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on February 23, 2008, 10:40:10 AM
Well, that was nice, but there's still the problem of Akira itself being a very difficult story to adapt. I'm pretty sure they'll butcher it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Sparnage on February 23, 2008, 01:25:01 PM
Just heard the news. Not sure what to make of it.

Regardless of being westernised in itself which is a concern, the fact that Dicaprio in particular is doing it may bother a lot of people, but not me. The cunt can act really well, and unlike many actors who become huge in Hollywood he generally makes good choices on what movies to work on.
I might not enjoy every one of his movies, but I don't recall seeing any that have left me feeling embarrassed for him. Can't say the same for several others.

More noticably a pro than a con, Katsuhiro Otomo is a executive producer. They generally have more funding rights than creative ones, but given it's him I'm sure he will have a degree of creative control.

What bothered me most is how americanised they intend on making it. I suppose it's natural, if Hollywood want to produce it it would be very difficult and not in their interests to make it in Japan. Even so, no matter how many times I read this it doesn't get any easier. I'm sure most Akira fans would agree.

Quote
The first live-action film is scheduled for release in the summer of 2009 and will move the story's setting to "'New Manhattan,' a city rebuilt after being destroyed 31 years ago.

New Manhattan.... yeeeeah. Maybe the should just change the title to Alex or Albert as well.


On the bright side, when the movies are finally released, the cult following of the Akira anime and manga will probably skyrocket for a few months, and Otomo will be able to enjoy a new wave of royalties.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: White Hawk on February 27, 2008, 01:00:19 PM
Leonardo Di Caprio ain't that bad as an actor, I actually stopped hating him after Catch Me If You Can, but his acting style and forehead is high enough only for Tetsuo, if they make him Kaneda there's no hope for humanity.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on February 27, 2008, 03:05:36 PM
DiCaprio really isn't the most worrying thing about this movie. I'd rather have him in the role than some random loser.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on February 27, 2008, 03:35:57 PM
Only thing that concerns me is how "western" are they going to make this? 
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on February 27, 2008, 03:40:18 PM
Only thing that concerns me is how "western" are they going to make this? 

Slightly better then the Ring and Grudge, but still below everyones standards.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: pippin22 on February 27, 2008, 11:36:15 PM
It's going to be two movies?

That short film was pretty cool.  I'm kind of excited about this!  Imagine if it actually turned out awesome.  I'd be sooo happy.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on February 28, 2008, 12:40:40 AM
A few words on Be Kind, Rewind:

This movie was absurd. It fell flat. It was disappointing. I'm saddened. I was hoping by reading all the poor-ish reviews I'd have nowhere to go but up, instead it simply met the lowered expectations.

The end credits were the most inventive thing in the movie and the only aspect that truly worked for me, except for the last scene over all. It had its moments, but they weren't common enough.

Boo-hoo.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on March 03, 2008, 09:18:18 PM
Well I finally saw No Country.  Man, I was disappointed.  I think it's mainly because I let the hype get too far ahead of my expectations.

It was a good movie, but in my opinion was a lesser Fargo.  The performances carried a far weaker plot.  I believe I can see what the Coen brothers were going for but I wouldn't have minded a little more substantial resolution.  Best Picture, it certainly was not (but still good).
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on March 03, 2008, 09:21:16 PM
I think you have to have read Cormac McCarthy (anything he's done, really) to truly appreciate what the Coen's did with No Country. I personally thought it was deserving of the Best Picture award - given it was among the only three new movies I saw all year.  :guts:

BTW, wouldn't No Country For Old Men be more of "Something to look forward to ... on DVD" ?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on March 03, 2008, 09:28:03 PM
Maybe, maybe.  I think it really was a situation where I went in expecting "Wow" and I got "Good".

BTW, wouldn't No Country For Old Men be more of "Something to look forward to ... on DVD" ?

I say rent it.  :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Kunoichi on March 03, 2008, 11:45:28 PM
I've known about the Akira remake for a while now, but what I'm wondering is who they blackmailed to get the rights for it. Countless disposeable J-horror flicks, sure, I can live with that. This, however, is a downright travesty. Do they have the rights to GITS too? Is every fucking popular thing that's ever come out of Japan gonna be remade by Hollywood by 2020?

Has anyone seen the Speed Racer trailer? I thought I was gonna have a damn seizure!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on March 04, 2008, 02:16:34 AM
Has anyone seen the Speed Racer trailer? I thought I was gonna have a damn seizure!
(http://skullknight.net/images/gospeed.jpg)
Asian-man got MATTHEW FOX'D!

Hilariously (and predictably) the younger people in my office think that trailer is TOTALLY AWE-SUMMMM. Have I mentioned how much I hate living in Tennessee?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on March 04, 2008, 03:55:40 AM
 :ganishka:

what a terrible face
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: HawaiianStallion on March 04, 2008, 04:43:46 AM
No Country for Old Men, like There Will be Blood, was never really intending to tell a traditional story with a beginning, middle, and end. It was more about interpertation and ideas than simply getting the bad guy or saving the day. Chigurh isnt just some bad ass hitman with a scary prince valiant hair cut, he's supposed to be a living avatar of death and fate. So on and so forth. That's why I loved NCFOM.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on March 04, 2008, 10:34:17 AM
It was more about interpertation and ideas than simply getting the bad guy or saving the day. Chigurh isnt just some bad ass hitman with a scary prince valiant hair cut, he's supposed to be a living avatar of death and fate. So on and so forth. That's why I loved NCFOM.

Yea, I figured that out  :serpico:.  I'm saying that even on that level it was a disappointment, for me.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on March 06, 2008, 12:57:36 PM
http://rss.warnerbros.com/watchmen/ (http://rss.warnerbros.com/watchmen/)

Some stills from the future Watchmen movie. I have to admit that they look good, hopefully the rest will be as good. I don't think the guy playing Ozymandias really looks like him, though.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on March 06, 2008, 01:34:07 PM
It certainly looks more promising than THIS adaptation I found:

(http://www.logicalcreativity.com/jon/watchmenposter.jpg)

Lowers the bar nicely. :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on March 09, 2008, 05:06:16 PM
Quote
Hilariously (and predictably) the younger people in my office think that trailer is TOTALLY AWE-SUMMMM. Have I mentioned how much I hate living in Tennessee?

Laugh! Same here only with Rhode Island, even worse!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: IcePuck on March 09, 2008, 10:02:57 PM
http://rss.warnerbros.com/watchmen/ (http://rss.warnerbros.com/watchmen/)

Some stills from the future Watchmen movie. I have to admit that they look good, hopefully the rest will be as good. I don't think the guy playing Ozymandias really looks like him, though.

That's the first thing that caught my eye as well, I wish they didn't completely change the colour of his costume either- Everyone so far looks dark and grey.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on March 09, 2008, 10:24:00 PM
That's the first thing that caught my eye as well, I wish they didn't completely change the colour of his costume either- Everyone so far looks dark and grey.
Yeah, some of these guys actually look cool when they're really not supposed to  :serpico:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on March 10, 2008, 07:49:54 AM
That's the first thing that caught my eye as well, I wish they didn't completely change the colour of his costume either- Everyone so far looks dark and grey.

Yeah, same with the plastic abs, that only reinforces the fact his jaw isn't broad enough. Makes him look skinnier and makes the viewer think he's not athletic under it. And he's got this sinister look about him when he's supposed to be the ultimate nice guy.

Oh and quick note on Nite Owl: I don't really like what they've done with the hood of his costume. Too "Batmany" to me. Also, the Comedian lacks some muscle mass.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on March 19, 2008, 01:05:19 PM
I just found out about this and it looks awesome. :ganishka:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x36ljw_jcvd-teaser-hilarant_fun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvvSAokFe28
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 19, 2008, 02:33:59 PM
I was going to create a new thread about it but I'm too lazy.
Anthony Minghella had passed away, director of The English patient, Talented Mr.Ripley, Cold mountain, etc.
I actually haven't seen any of his movies but I still wanted to give a heads up.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on March 19, 2008, 03:32:05 PM
I just found out about this and it looks awesome. :ganishka:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x36ljw_jcvd-teaser-hilarant_fun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvvSAokFe28
Good stuff. "I'm sure they'll be thrilled!"  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on March 19, 2008, 08:47:41 PM
I just found out about this and it looks awesome. :ganishka:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x36ljw_jcvd-teaser-hilarant_fun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvvSAokFe28

Kidding aside, looks great!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on March 20, 2008, 01:38:31 PM
I'm sure less people will be into this than JCVD:

http://movies.yahoo.com/premieres/7043715/standardformat/

A new film by Harmony Korine, the writer of Kids and writer/director of Gummo and Julien Donkey-Boy.

I'm shamelessly looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on March 22, 2008, 09:45:07 PM
http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/theincrediblehulk/large.html (http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/theincrediblehulk/large.html)

I like how they show the entire movie in the teaser trailer.  Least now I won't have to spend money on this pile.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on March 22, 2008, 09:53:45 PM
http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/theincrediblehulk/large.html (http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/theincrediblehulk/large.html)

I like how they show the entire movie in the teaser trailer.  Least now I won't have to spend money on this pile.

Wow, yeah you're not kidding. Honestly, this doesn't look better than the Ang Lee movie to me.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on March 23, 2008, 01:18:49 AM
I love Edward Norton's work, especially Death to Smoochy and Fight Club, but I don't think he can save this.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on March 23, 2008, 08:47:32 AM
I love Edward Norton's work, especially Death to Smoochy and Fight Club, but I don't think he can save this.

Yeah I actually feel bad for him.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 24, 2008, 07:37:02 PM
http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/theincrediblehulk/large.html (http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/theincrediblehulk/large.html)

I like how they show the entire movie in the teaser trailer.  Least now I won't have to spend money on this pile.

(http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/4152/gogglesqm0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on March 24, 2008, 07:42:44 PM
I forget where I heard this sentiment, but I agree:

I don't know why, in all of these "superhero" movies, all of moral, social, and environmental ramifications of having super-human abilities is immediately discarded and simplified to the formulaic introduction of a super-human villian that the hero has to defeat.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 24, 2008, 07:46:24 PM
I forget where I heard this sentiment, but I agree:

I don't know why, in all of these "superhero" movies, all of moral, social, and environmental ramifications of having super-human abilities is immediately discarded and simplified to the formulaic introduction of a super-human villian that the hero has to defeat.


Hollywood?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on March 24, 2008, 07:50:31 PM
Hollywood?

It's endemic to comics as well, so the blame doesn't lie solely on Hollywood.

Bye the way, I highly recommend "Powers"  :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on March 31, 2008, 10:36:24 PM
http://www.comingsoon.net/imageGallery/Zombie_Strippers/large/hr_Zombie_Strippers_poster.jpg (http://www.comingsoon.net/imageGallery/Zombie_Strippers/large/hr_Zombie_Strippers_poster.jpg)

Kidding. Grindhouse 2?!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on April 09, 2008, 06:33:29 AM
http://geeksofdoom.com/2008/03/14/fincher-to-helm-new-heavy-metal-film/

Anyone see the old animation or read the comics?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on April 09, 2008, 08:59:30 AM
http://geeksofdoom.com/2008/03/14/fincher-to-helm-new-heavy-metal-film/

Anyone see the old animation or read the comics?

Yeah, I saw it a long time ago (like most people I imagine). I'm not holding my breath for this new sequel.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on April 09, 2008, 01:38:11 PM
http://geeksofdoom.com/2008/03/14/fincher-to-helm-new-heavy-metal-film/

Anyone see the old animation or read the comics?

I haven't seen the original or read the comic but if it's gonna be anything like Bastard! I'll watch it just for the Ultra Cheese factor.  :troll:

On second thought.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGwn_0k_TQo
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: vlad on April 10, 2008, 09:24:29 PM
Here's something I've been looking forward to:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1063669/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1063669/)
A German film "Die Welle" of "The Wave" about fascism lurking beneath the surface. It's based on a psychological experiment from the 60's gone slightly awry.
Also, seems that "Tropa de Elite" or "Elite Unit" is coming to teathers here, so I'll get my Brazilian film stats up to two  :ganishka:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0861739/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0861739/)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on April 12, 2008, 08:08:41 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0837156/

New pee wee movie.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Escalus on April 17, 2008, 01:40:13 AM
Venture Brothers Season 3 drops June 1st///Adult Swim

 :guts:

http://jacksonpublick.livejournal.com/
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on April 17, 2008, 06:48:08 AM
Venture Brothers Season 3 drops June 1st///Adult Swim

 :guts:

Now this is what I call good news.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on April 18, 2008, 02:42:32 PM
That's quite a generous birthday gift! :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on April 18, 2008, 03:12:15 PM
Venture Brothers Season 3 drops June 1st///Adult Swim

Mecha-Shiva??
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on April 19, 2008, 06:17:24 AM
http://imdb.com/title/tt0949731/

The Happening by M. Night shamalongadingdong. Dumb title but it will be decent i bet.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0811138/

Finaly another movie from Mike Myers, one of the funniest people in showbiz! With Jessica Alba too! I don't see many comedies in theaters but I'll see this.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0838283/ Step Brothers.

I'll aslo see this comedy. Will Ferrell and John C. Riley as a team again! Fuckin great.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0443701/ 

And of course another x-files movie film! I want to believe this can be any good.

(http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/9118/stepbromc4.jpg)
Shot at 2008-04-19
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on April 19, 2008, 07:33:56 AM
Having the top two links BOTH end up at The Happening was a nice twist.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on April 19, 2008, 07:46:44 AM
The real twist is that this takes place in an alternate reality where Mike Myers is one of the funniest people in show business; that totally gave it away. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on April 21, 2008, 12:29:51 PM
Ferrel's character of the arrogant moron is getting played out for me.  :serpico:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on April 21, 2008, 12:48:47 PM
Ferrel's character of the arrogant moron is getting played out for me.  :serpico:

That's what she said. *drum roll*
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on April 21, 2008, 02:04:27 PM
VHB's character of the arrogant moron is getting played out for me.  :serpico:

qft.  Good one, CnC  :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Skeleton on April 21, 2008, 02:35:42 PM
The real twist is that this takes place in an alternate reality where Mike Myers is one of the funniest people in show business; that totally gave it away. =)

 :ganishka:

Man, I haven't heard of M. Night Shyamalan for a while.  I had completely forgotten about him.  Did Lady In the Water ever turn out to be good?  He's also making a live action movie based on Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on April 21, 2008, 02:57:41 PM
Did Lady In the Water ever turn out to be good?

It's by far his worst movie; even his biggest fans say it's awful.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Skeleton on April 21, 2008, 03:51:09 PM
Yikes.  I'm glad I missed out on it then.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on May 09, 2008, 12:30:10 AM
http://screenrant.com/archives/splice-finally-a-different-hor-1129.html

Splice  the movie. Looks very cool!

(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/4914/outlanderxlgce4.jpg)

Outlander! Supposed to be like predator meets vikings
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on May 09, 2008, 12:52:33 AM
James Caviezel, this movie instantly has potential. However the script sounds mighty rehashed. Hopefully Jim will save it in the end. :guts:
Thanks for the heads up Oburi.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on May 09, 2008, 02:07:48 AM
From the guy who had the money which he used to pay someone to make "Lord of the Rings", comes "OUTLANDER!"

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on May 09, 2008, 02:45:00 AM
It's gonna be like 13th warrior.. but with space travel. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on May 09, 2008, 08:11:28 AM
It's gonna be like 13th warrior.. but with space travel. :ganishka:
Is the main character going to be able to decipher the moon speak by listening while they talk around their cosmic camp fires?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on May 09, 2008, 02:54:26 PM
Is the main character going to be able to decipher the moon speak by listening while they talk around their cosmic camp fires?

Well in this case, he will be the one from the moon, deciphering the earth speak. Just look at his sword, I didn't know this before but it seems you can actually use space technology to create an "enhanced" sword.  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CnC on May 09, 2008, 04:33:13 PM
Is the main character going to be able to decipher the moon speak by listening while they talk around their cosmic camp fires?

Unfortunately I thought that was the best part of the movie...
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on May 23, 2008, 10:30:38 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780653/  Wolf Man. God how many superhero type movies are they going to make. When will it all end!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on May 23, 2008, 11:11:56 PM
When our wallets finally stop talking.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on May 23, 2008, 11:23:16 PM
Uh, guys, are you kidding? I don't think a remake of The Wolf Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034398/) really counts as a superhero, or even "superhero type," movie.

Now here's a less confusing one where you wouldn't say, "not another superhero movie!"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0485799/
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on May 24, 2008, 12:17:43 AM
Uh, guys, are you kidding? I don't think a remake of The Wolf Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034398/) really counts as a superhero, or even "superhero type," movie.

When will they stop with those superhero movies?!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0818543/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0818543/)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on May 24, 2008, 12:32:10 AM
When will they stop with those superhero movies?!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0818543/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0818543/)

Hey! Those skills with a sword are NOT natural!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on May 24, 2008, 02:29:42 AM
Are you frickin kidding me? Zorro 2110?
Sh!t whats next, Spartacus 2150: In a galactic empire stretching across the vastness of space. ONE MAN rises up against tyranny and fights for freedom.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Sanguinius on May 24, 2008, 03:11:15 AM
Are you frickin kidding me? Zorro 2110?
Sh!t whats next, Spartacus 2150: In a galactic empire stretching across the vastness of space. ONE MAN rises up against tyranny and fights for freedom.

You've clearly never heard of this

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131190/

There is PRECEDENT!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on May 24, 2008, 03:45:13 AM
You've clearly never heard of this

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131190/

There is PRECEDENT!

Ooohh... precedent for good though? =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on May 24, 2008, 04:03:51 AM
You've clearly never heard of this

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131190/

There is PRECEDENT!

Actually that looks pretty cool. I haven't watch a cartoon in ages.
Dope:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ4c1X5ene8
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Sanguinius on May 24, 2008, 04:19:08 AM
Ooohh... precedent for good though? =)

It is quite good actually, it's like Ulysses (Odyessus) meets Scientologists meets Battlestar Galactica (the original series).
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on May 24, 2008, 07:18:30 AM
You've clearly never heard of this

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131190/

There is PRECEDENT!

This is totally awesome and if you didn't watch it as a kid then you missed out big time. I'm hearing the intro music in my head right now. :void:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on May 30, 2008, 01:25:46 PM
http://www.toutlecine.com/film/videos/0038/00381283/00012586-12-le-le-bon-la-brute-et-le-cingle-12586-le-bon-la-brute-et-le-cingle-large.html

The Good, The Bad, and The Weird.

Asian Western set in 1930's Manchuria.

I really don't know how the movie could be better/more exciting than that trailer.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on May 30, 2008, 02:08:16 PM
That does look awesome, but I doubt I'll ever see it. I wouldn't want to spoil the genuine feeling I got from the trailer. (<---- BITTER OLD MAN)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on May 30, 2008, 07:26:49 PM
http://www.toutlecine.com/film/videos/0038/00381283/00012586-12-le-le-bon-la-brute-et-le-cingle-12586-le-bon-la-brute-et-le-cingle-large.html

The Good, The Bad, and The Weird.

Asian Western set in 1930's Manchuria.

I really don't know how the movie could be better/more exciting than that trailer.

The guy that plays "The Weird" is one of the best actors nowadays. Check JSA, Memories of Murder and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (all brilliant movies) for his awesome range and depth.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on May 31, 2008, 09:49:34 AM
Yeah, and the movie had a lot of success at the Cannes festival. I'm expecting it a lot.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on June 18, 2008, 01:24:48 AM
Christ Almighty.

Ong Bak 2 (http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1214128517?bctid=1612727519)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on June 18, 2008, 07:36:09 AM
Christ Almighty.

Ong Bak 2 (http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1214128517?bctid=1612727519)

Hahaha this is so over the top. And I love how the fighting technique names they announce become more and more ridiculous as time goes by. I can only commend the effort though, there are some nice fighting scenes in those movies.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on June 18, 2008, 06:29:21 PM
Hahaha this is so over the top. And I love how the fighting technique names they announce become more and more ridiculous as time goes by. I can only commend the effort though, there are some nice fighting scenes in those movies.
Exactement!

I might shit myself watching it. With glee.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on June 18, 2008, 06:37:55 PM
Fucking WOW. Oh man, I hope the dude with the throat amplifier returns as THE ULTIMATE VILLAIN!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Uriel on June 18, 2008, 08:52:48 PM
Shit, yo...

Makes me wanna watch the first one! Anyone recommend it?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on June 18, 2008, 09:07:12 PM
Shit, yo...

Makes me wanna watch the first one! Anyone recommend it?

I thought it was ok, but very enjoyable if you want to see people getting beat up.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on June 18, 2008, 09:14:59 PM
Yeah, it's entertaining as hell, but overall a terrible movie.  I can't wait to see the next one. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on June 18, 2008, 09:15:30 PM
Ong Bak is an awful, awful movie that's awesome to watch.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on June 18, 2008, 10:12:16 PM
Ong Bak is an awful, awful movie that's awesome to watch.

It has quite possibly the greatest "car" chase scene EVER.  Or the worst.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on June 19, 2008, 06:39:58 AM
My favorite part from Ong-Bak is the introduction scene, when you see Tony Jaa doing his moves alone. I remember being quite impressed.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on June 20, 2008, 08:59:11 AM
Do a dare to create a new word here?

Awfulesome!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Okin on June 24, 2008, 05:36:19 PM
What is it about Tony Ja, elephants, and kicking ass that make a movie truely awfulsome?

How was Tom yum Goong? The same?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on June 24, 2008, 08:42:24 PM
This should tell you all you need to know...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=yXIGP6_fNZk

oh, there are a few spoilers past the 4min mark, so if you care about the story, be wary.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on June 24, 2008, 09:24:06 PM
This should tell you all you need to know...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=yXIGP6_fNZk

oh, there are a few spoilers past the 4min mark, so if you care about the story, be wary.
Wow.. wait! There was a story? :isidro:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on June 24, 2008, 09:53:58 PM
Something about elephants...  elephants...  ah damn, I lost it.  I guess it's really just about beating the crap out of people while incredibly angry.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on June 24, 2008, 09:58:50 PM
Something about elephants...  elephants...  ah damn, I lost it.  I guess it's really just about beating the crap out of people while incredibly angry.

I always thought it was about seeing how many bones could be cracked/broken in one sitting. :daiba:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ralwatt on July 06, 2008, 12:44:25 PM
I'm not really looking forward to any films at the moment.
I would be looking forward to the live action Evangelion films, but I've seen too many awful film adaptations to have high hopes for them.
The third Futurama film could be quite good, but I was distinctly unimpressed by the second and by the premise of the third, so my hopes are low.

There is still the Star Trek film in production, if it's well made then it could be enjoyable.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on July 06, 2008, 02:03:50 PM
The third Futurama film could be quite good, but I was distinctly unimpressed by the second and by the premise of the third, so my hopes are low.

Dang, I haven't seen the second one yet... Hope I won't be too disappointed.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ralwatt on July 06, 2008, 02:30:48 PM
Dang, I haven't seen the second one yet... Hope I won't be too disappointed.
Well it's a matter of personal taste. My ex-boyfriend agreed with me that it wasn't very good, but his boyfriend loved it, so I guess my ex' and I didn't get the jokes where he did. So hopefully you'll be able to enjoy it too!

It also made too many references to other shows and films for me. There was a spoof of Pirates of the Caribbean that really wasn't funny other than as a parody.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 06, 2008, 04:28:53 PM
The Beast with a Billion Backs is good, the only way you wouldn't have liked it was because you are a film snob that took the movie too seriously.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ralwatt on July 06, 2008, 04:35:11 PM
The Beast with a Billion Backs is good, the only way you wouldn't have liked it was because you are a film snob that took the movie too seriously.
It's great that you repect my opinion as I respect yours.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 11, 2008, 03:43:16 AM
Max Payne trailer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JboQmDIdKWs

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 11, 2008, 04:33:51 AM
Max Payne trailer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JboQmDIdKWs
A movie about a game about movie cliches.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on July 11, 2008, 07:48:01 PM
A movie about a game about movie cliches.

That said, the trailer doesn't look too bad.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 11, 2008, 08:36:48 PM
That said, the trailer doesn't look too bad.
No, it doesn't. Still, I guarantee parts will be unflinchingly, gag-me-with-a-spoon, cliche.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on July 13, 2008, 05:07:57 PM
I just saw hellboy II last night and boy was it great. I don't think I finished watching the first movie  ( at least I don't remember it) and I know don't anything about Hellboy but this movie was by far the best summer action movie so far.  I loved how it didn't take itself too seriously. It was hilarious and action packed. Their were so many monsters and creatures that looked very creepy and the main antagonist was very, very badass. I was actually hoping that he would win :guts:  The mix of computer effects and real people in costumes was very effective. They should have done something like that for the new star wars movies because it gives it a way more realistic feel.  Anyway I thought it was great and very, very rarely see action movies in theaters or even enjoy action movies. 
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Lithrael on July 13, 2008, 07:13:21 PM
I liked Hellboy II a lot, too.  100% better paced than the first one.  Wayne Barlowe for the freaking win.  Also props to David Hyde Pierce for declining easy voiceover money in favor of letting the very talented Doug Jones' own voice be heard this time.  The resolution of the Tomax & Xamot style thing was awfully predictable but hell, what are you gonna do.  Lots of fun, this one.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 13, 2008, 07:50:59 PM
Ive only heard really good things about Hellboy 2, but the first one looked soooo bad. Am I just being a snob here? Should I bite the bullet and see this?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 13, 2008, 08:11:06 PM
Should I bite the bullet and see this?

Did you dislike Hellboy 1? If the answer is yes, then go see it. If the answer is no, then go see it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 13, 2008, 08:14:11 PM
Did you dislike Hellboy 1? If the answer is yes, then go see it. If the answer is no, then go see it.
I disliked the Hellboy 1 trailer. Does that count?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on July 13, 2008, 08:40:09 PM
I disliked the Hellboy 1 trailer. Does that count?

I'm with Bob, you should still see it.  I enjoyed the first one, but this one was way better.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on July 13, 2008, 11:08:35 PM
I've read most of the Hellboy comics and I didn't dislike the first flick so I've actually been looking forward to the new one. Glad to hear it's apparently good. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on July 17, 2008, 02:48:21 PM
Terminator Salvation w/ Christian Bale
http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=20443
Fingers crossed...
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 17, 2008, 04:15:32 PM
Terminator Salvation w/ Christian Bale
http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=20443
Fingers crossed...
Hoo boy... another Cameron-lacking Terminator flick. And this time with no Arnie.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on July 17, 2008, 06:28:10 PM
Let's face it, Arnold's presence in part 3 really didn't make a difference. The movie was lame.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 17, 2008, 06:42:18 PM
Let's face it, Arnold's presence in part 3 really didn't make a difference. The movie was lame.
Oh I agree, but this is another fatal flaw for the franchise whose back was built on Cameron and Arnold.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on July 17, 2008, 06:55:14 PM
Agreed. It was a Cameron-Arnold cocktail. But when I stop and think what Cameron has really done since the 90's, I scratch my head. Arnold as kick ass as he was in the first 2, I'm sorry can easily be replaced with any other really buff-decent actor.
Part 1 and 2 both achieved a balance of well crafted stories, good acting and fantastic action. 3 just lacked in all those departments.
Can we agree you really don't NEED Arnold to have a good Terminator movie? I don't think you do at all. As for Cameron, well, I don't know. He seems sort of washed up to me these days. YES, he made some AMAZING films. But so did Speilberg.
This series is in need of new blood...more specifically, talented new blood. Let's hope Salvation is made up of just that.

EDIT: Just re-watched the teaser. "This is not the future my mother warned me about." Now that's got me thinking. Ahhhh.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 17, 2008, 06:57:46 PM
No amount of well-reasoned logic can stifle my fan angst!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 17, 2008, 07:40:19 PM
As it shouldn't, Proj is suffering from some kind of hopeful fan delusion. The presence of Bale is affecting his judgment. =)

I hate to play this card from the bottom of the deck, but that argument advocating this movie might as well be about Berserk without Guts or Miura. Blasphemy of the highest order. Oh sure, it could still be a good on it's own merits, fine, and one should acknowledge that objectively and enjoy it for what it is of that's the case (statement made on behalf of one Mr. Christian Bale), but The Terminator canon ended with 2, end of story, literally. No new blood necessary to revive it, it's gone, this is something else. Oh yeah, and as for the hope of that new blood...

Quote from: IMDb
Director: McG

Roland Kickinger    ...    T-800

Yeah, there's your new Cameron and Arnold! Sorry guys, Wally's right, this is one franchise that can't be Baled out.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 17, 2008, 07:54:58 PM
Seeing how I only liked Terminator 2 I'm going to throw in my 2 cents. The series sucked end of discussion.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 17, 2008, 07:59:15 PM
Seeing how I only liked Terminator 2 I'm going to throw in my 2 cents. The series sucked end of discussion.

Sadly, that's the direction we're heading in. Terminator is becoming the Aliens series right before our very eyes, at least T3 was so mercifully terrible that it was like immediate closure on the whole thing.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 17, 2008, 08:00:48 PM
Sadly, that's the direction we're heading in. Terminator is becoming the Aliens series right before our very eyes, at least T3 was so mercifully terrible that it was like immediate closure on the whole thing.

Lets not forget about the Sarah Connor Chronicles.  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Okin on July 17, 2008, 08:32:17 PM
Hellboy II was great! My favorite part was Guiellermo del Toro's depiction of death. I still find it kind of ridiculous that in a matter of 5 minutes, at least 3 people had forsaken the entire human race for a loved one in a row. Still a great movie, and I hope to see the third.

Also, how bad are the Sarah Connor Chronicles? When it first came out, I kept hearing good things.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 17, 2008, 08:45:58 PM
Watchmen trailer:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1670081657
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 17, 2008, 08:47:32 PM
Watchmen trailer:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1670081657


God Damnit! I found the trailer first.  :ganishka:

I have to say it looks good, but I'm not as excited about it like I am for Punisher War Zone and Max Payne.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 17, 2008, 11:03:09 PM
I don't care who the target audience is, I'm devastatingly excited about this:

Gake no Ue no Ponyo (http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2008/07/ponyo.html)

Miyazaki's new film. Link includes a review words and pictures as well as a video featuring a trailer and plenty of excited japanese babble about how "kawaiiiiiii!!!!" it all is.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on July 18, 2008, 12:18:04 AM
Watchmen trailer:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1670081657


Wtf?

Was that like 99% slo-mo? Overly stylized, too clean and slick, and even worse, with a 90's song running in the background (from the soundtrack of Batman & Robin)?

I don't get it, the style is way off... I enjoyed some shots, but everyone is posing and looking too good. I mean, arent the Watchmen wasted super heroes? I just hope the movie isnt like this trailer. Specially since it was announced that it would be R-rated.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 18, 2008, 12:22:36 AM
Yet again Video not found!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on July 18, 2008, 12:33:43 AM
This one works:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC6Bz0GJFrU
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Hi_There on July 18, 2008, 03:07:55 AM
Sadly, that's the direction we're heading in. Terminator is becoming the Aliens series right before our very eyes, at least T3 was so mercifully terrible that it was like immediate closure on the whole thing.

http://www.spikedhumor.com/articles/158999/Terminator-Salvation-Trailer.html
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on July 18, 2008, 03:36:44 AM
http://www.spikedhumor.com/articles/158999/Terminator-Salvation-Trailer.html
The heck?  What a horrendous trailer! Besides listing off some names of who is in it, it has no other practical purpose other than steering people away.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 18, 2008, 04:03:59 AM
http://www.spikedhumor.com/articles/158999/Terminator-Salvation-Trailer.html

Huh? Yeah, I'd seen it, I was hoping for some version containing "spiked humor" that would either support or negate my point.

The heck?  What a horrendous trailer! Besides listing off some names of who is in it, it has no other practical purpose other than steering people away.

I actually disagree, I don't think it's so terrible as a teaser trailer, I don't mind it being subdued (beats the hell out of the ambient and cliche Diablo III teaser for example). I mean, I actually think this looks promising as Proj as does, it's just I'm not going to associate, compare, or hold it up to the first two. This is something separate and different and I'll try to judge it on those merits.

Speaking of which, the title sucks BTW. Was Terminator Resurrection taken? :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Hi_There on July 18, 2008, 04:08:40 AM
From Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminator_Salvation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminator_Salvation)

"James Middleton, the associate producer of the film, stated the film "is really about the birth of a new hero," and McG said that it will also be about the development of the Model 101 Terminator. He explained the film will "begin again very much in the spirit of what Christopher Nolan did with Batman," in that it will stand on its own without the original films, and that it is "a bit of a sequel and a prequel because it tells the story of how we got there."
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 18, 2008, 04:25:17 AM
Well, good for me and my perception. Anyway, while that was worthwhile information, I hope you're not going to become the A.C to Terminator Salvation's LOST. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on July 18, 2008, 04:59:14 AM
Speaking of which, the title sucks BTW. Was Terminator Resurrection taken? :carcus:

It's the start of a new trilogy, so maybe we'll see Terminator Resurrection after all. :SK:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 18, 2008, 05:06:52 AM
It's the start of a new trilogy, so maybe will see Terminator Resurrection after all. :SK:

Oh no, another bogus pre-made trilogy? It's worse than I thought. Well, not if this turkey fucking bombs at the box office compared to studio expectations, then we'll see where the need to tell this important story, in a trilogy of course, goes. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on July 18, 2008, 06:00:31 AM
I actually disagree, I don't think it's so terrible as a teaser trailer, I don't mind it being subdued (beats the hell out of the ambient and cliche Diablo III teaser for example). I mean, I actually think this looks promising as Proj as does, it's just I'm not going to associate, compare, or hold it up to the first two. This is something separate and different and I'll try to judge it on those merits.

I have to disagree.  There's just not much there for me to feel optimistic nor pessimistic. It's just a whole lot of nothing.  The only thing that stands out was the line about the future not being like what his mother told him. The only other things I can remember about the teaser was Bale, some sort of desert, and a robot.  And it's only been around a half hour since I last saw the damn thing. I guess the name Bale does give at least a small dose of optimism.

I will concede that its a lot better than the Diablo 3 teaser, but I had the fortune of seeing the gameplay demo first so I still bouncing off the walls and could care less about that crap.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on July 18, 2008, 06:56:15 AM
Can we agree you really don't NEED Arnold to have a good Terminator movie?

I don't think we can. Who's Arnold's replacement for this generation? The Rock? Please. Arnie was the essence of the first 2 movies.

As for Cameron, well, I don't know. He seems sort of washed up to me these days. YES, he made some AMAZING films. But so did Speilberg.

Yeah Cameron's way past his prime in every sense of the word.

This series is in need of new blood...more specifically, talented new blood.

Honestly? I think it needs to die peacefully. T3 shouldn't have been made, then we'd have been left with 2 great movies.

Watchmen trailer:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1670081657

I have this strange premonition that I'm not going to like this movie. :SK:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Nomad on July 18, 2008, 07:47:28 AM
I don't think we can. Who's Arnold's replacement for this generation? The Rock? Please. Arnie was the essence of the first 2 movies.

  Right on brotha!  Seriously, set any fan angst aside.  If this "new trilogy" BS is true, whoever steps up to the new Terminator title has some major shoes to fill in, and I can safely say impossible. 
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 18, 2008, 01:31:00 PM
I don't get it, the style is way off... I enjoyed some shots, but everyone is posing and looking too good. I mean, arent the Watchmen wasted super heroes? I just hope the movie isnt like this trailer. Specially since it was announced that it would be R-rated.
Well, the trailer certainly is stylized. And indeed, this has been my main fear of a hollywoodized Watchmen movie: the superheroes actually looking impressive or cool. Most of these guys are supposed to be cheesy - past their prime, and I think a lot of that irony will be lost in a major motion picture, where gloss and special effects distort everything.

Ive said it before, but this movie really shouldn't be made. It's utterly perfect as a graphic novel. Leave the damned thing alone.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 18, 2008, 01:39:19 PM
I saw the Watchmen trailer with Dark Knight, along with the new Bond (awesome) and T4 trailer. Indeed, they looked stylized, but there's plenty of room to convey cheesiness, usually it's the opposite problem. I can't believe they're making this really, you'd think a grizzled Michael Keaton in The Dark Knight Returns would be more likely, and that sure ain't happening (but it's a neat idea, he just needs to grow a mustache =).

Anyway, take solace in the fact that Solid Snake wrote the screenplay.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on July 18, 2008, 02:01:36 PM
If this "new trilogy" BS is true, whoever steps up to the new Terminator title has some major shoes to fill in, and I can safely say impossible. 

Um.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=46951
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 18, 2008, 02:04:27 PM
(http://skullknight.net/images/t800role2.jpg)
I hope he doesn't wear those shorts in the movie.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 18, 2008, 02:09:37 PM
The Titinator

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on July 18, 2008, 02:24:54 PM
Um.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=46951

Got about as much charisma as the pigeon I can see eating trash in the street from my window at work. Just my opinion of course, but that's like generic_muscleman_01.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on July 18, 2008, 03:10:27 PM
"Guyyyzzz, cum wif me if you vant to livve."
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on July 18, 2008, 04:34:45 PM
"Guyyyzzz, cum wif me if you vant to livve."

(http://skullknight.net/images/t800role2.jpg)
"Guyyyzzz, cum on my face i know u want it as badly as i do"
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on July 18, 2008, 05:30:47 PM
I don't think we can. Who's Arnold's replacement for this generation? The Rock? Please. Arnie was the essence of the first 2 movies.

Yeah that would definitely be a horrible casting choice to have The Rock be Terminator, but then again after seeing Topher Grace as Eddie Brock, it couldn't be any worse.


Honestly? I think it needs to die peacefully. T3 shouldn't have been made, then we'd have been left with 2 great movie

I agree.

(http://skullknight.net/images/t800role2.jpg)
"Guyyyzzz, cum on my face i know u want it as badly as i do"


I vomited in mine mouth, just now (insert bad Austrian/German accent.)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Nomad on July 19, 2008, 04:52:04 AM
Um.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=46951

Eeer ok?  A guy with muscles... whoopty-doo, I don't think you got my point there, but meh... Not worth getting into it really.  Besides, curiosity killed the cat. Most likely I'll end up watching the flick.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 19, 2008, 01:39:44 PM
kill bob's cats

i'M OFFENDED by this and your love for the new terminator.  :miura:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on July 19, 2008, 04:36:46 PM
I did like how they brought back the heavy intro music from T2.  At least it has that. WHen I saw the third film I knew it was going to suck just from the beggining because they left that music out.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: KazigluBey on July 20, 2008, 02:28:31 AM
The problem with T3 is that they kept the storyline in the present instead of jumping to the time line that T4 will have. 
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Nomad on July 21, 2008, 04:00:16 AM
i'M OFFENDED by this and your love for the new terminator.  :miura:

  Heh, just wait and see what I'll do when I am actually there watching it.   :void:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on July 21, 2008, 04:33:33 AM
  Heh, just wait and see what I'll do when I am actually there watching it.   :void:

I'm just little creeped out by your comment, anyone else agree?   As for me, I see myself at best renting T4, if that.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 21, 2008, 10:48:51 AM
The problem with T3 is that they kept the storyline in the present instead of jumping to the time line that T4 will have.

I think the problem was everything else about it sucked, regardless of setting. =)

Anyway, something I noticed about the Watchmen trailer and finally screencapped that begs the question; Who watches the Watchmen... trailers?

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/watchmen.jpg)

See all that "debris" to the left (some motion blurred on the right too)? Look closely and you'll have Mortal Kombat II flashbacks.

Yup, that is an esploded person who got the the Dr. Manhattan treatment just before our unfortunate friend at center. Pretty clear when you watch all the pieces go flying frame by frame, though barely noticeable in real time, which is why I imagine it got by one way or another. So, is this technically the goriest green band (all audiences) trailer ever? =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 21, 2008, 12:36:30 PM
Yes, and I'm pretty sure I saw a barely discernible tallywacker on him, too. Not that I look for those things........
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 21, 2008, 09:38:39 PM
Yes, and I'm pretty sure I saw a barely discernible tallywacker on him, too. Not that I look for those things........

Well, I do...
(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/watchmen2.jpg)

1080pee.

So, the trailer they're showing in front of the most successful movie opening ever surreptitiously has depictions of human guts flying around as well as full frontal male nudity. Impressive.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 21, 2008, 09:43:46 PM
Well, it is a pretty GRAPHIC graphic novel  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on July 21, 2008, 10:18:15 PM
Well, I do...
(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/watchmen2.jpg)

1080pee.

So, the trailer they're showing in front of the most successful movie opening ever surreptitiously has depictions of human guts flying around as well as full frontal male nudity. Impressive.

Huh, must of been a pretty damn cold room....
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on July 23, 2008, 05:57:45 PM
http://top10kid.com/2008/06/27/top-10-movie-gadgets-we-wish-we-had/

Not that I'm really looking forward to this but I thought I could use this ask if there are any Rain Wilson fans here. I like him mainly from The Office. I seriously haven't watched any show as much as the Office in recent years except for HBO's Curb your enthusiasm and entourage.

And I'm surprised no one mentioned this. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0887883/
I thought we had Coen brother fans here.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0970416/ Finally I have to express my disappointment with this. The trailer just makes me want to cry. The original is one of my favorite "old" movies and this is going to just miss the point completely. Seriously this is like joke the trailer is ... godfuckingdammit!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 23, 2008, 06:05:31 PM
And I'm surprised no one mentioned this. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0887883/
I thought we had Coen brother fans here.
I remember reading about it a while back, but forgot about it.

Here's the trailer: http://www.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/burnafterreading/trailer1b/

Lookin good.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 23, 2008, 06:53:23 PM
I liked the uncensored trailer you posted better, minus the "secret CIA stuff"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE3TlKzItL8
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: ELEKTRO on July 25, 2008, 02:19:37 PM
  Heh, just wait and see what I'll do when I am actually there watching it.   :void:

Yeah that did sound a bit creepy Nomad. What did you do when you watch Batman the Dark Knight?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on July 28, 2008, 11:31:34 AM
http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/xmen-origins-wolverine/leaked-comic-con-footage (http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/xmen-origins-wolverine/leaked-comic-con-footage)
http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/xmen-origins-wolverine/leaked-comic-con-footage-ii (http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/xmen-origins-wolverine/leaked-comic-con-footage-ii)

Doesn't look as bad as I thought it would.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 28, 2008, 11:56:47 AM
Get it while it's hot (and still there), W by Oliver Stone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEyJ2kdaaTQ
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 28, 2008, 12:02:41 PM
Get it while it's hot (and still there), W by Oliver Stone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEyJ2kdaaTQ

Trailer's finally up? Awesome. Been looking forward to this =).
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 28, 2008, 12:07:56 PM
http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/xmen-origins-wolverine/leaked-comic-con-footage (http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/xmen-origins-wolverine/leaked-comic-con-footage)
http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/xmen-origins-wolverine/leaked-comic-con-footage-ii (http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/xmen-origins-wolverine/leaked-comic-con-footage-ii)

Doesn't look as bad as I thought it would.

I hope there's more to Deadpool than this.

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/deadpool.jpg)

Trailer's finally up? Awesome. Been looking forward to this =).

Why?

That's not a sarcastic "Well, I'M NOT!" why, but a real one. =)

And is Karl Rove playing himself? I wouldn't put it past him. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 28, 2008, 12:13:52 PM
and here's the new Pixar movie, Up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dEdVwg7to4)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 28, 2008, 12:15:33 PM
Why?

That's not a sarcastic "Well, I'M NOT!" why, but a real one. =)
In interviews, Oliver Stone keeps alluding to the fact that he's given a fair portrayal of the man, and how it explains his rise to power. Basically, I just want to hear/see his theory on Bush. Anyway, I think it'll be more than just cheap, political satire.

I hope there's more to Deadpool than this.

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/deadpool.jpg)
Hahaha yeah, looks like Wade Wilson's been using Clearasil every night and day. This is probably just before his cancerous problem cropped up, or before Weapon X began experimenting on him.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 28, 2008, 12:38:38 PM
In interviews, Oliver Stone keeps alluding to the fact that he's given a fair portrayal of the man, and how it explains his rise to power. Basically, I just want to hear/see his theory on Bush. Anyway, I think it'll be more than just cheap, political satire.

But it looks like The Legend of Ron Burgundy's rise to power. =)

I don't know, I just can't trust Stone's (President) movies anymore. Now he's making them before the guy's even out of office (I know it's his rise to power, but still, he's probably got a treatment for "Obama" in the works already). Anyway, I guess you never could trust his President movies, he thinks JFK is fair too, when it's really just the most fucking awesome propaganda entertainment ever. I remember when I first watched it I felt like the snipers were aiming for me through the windows: I knew too much!

Hahaha yeah, looks like Wade Wilson's been using Clearasil every night and day. This is probably just before his cancerous problem cropped up, or before Weapon X began experimenting on him.

Yeah, I was just hoping we'd actually get to see him in full action, but the movie looks pretty busy with a bunch of other losers and he relatively unimportant among them. You'd think if they had him in full costume, it'd be in the trailer somewhere. Too bad.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 28, 2008, 12:53:01 PM
I don't know, I just can't trust Stone's (President) movies anymore. Now he's making them before the guy's even out of office (I know it's his rise to power, but still, he's probably got a treatment for "Obama" in the works already). Anyway, I guess you never could trust his President movies, he thinks JFK is fair too, when it's really just the most fucking awesome propaganda entertainment ever. I remember when I first watched it I felt like the snipers were aiming for me through the windows: I knew too much!
I wouldn't mind being entertained on the way to understanding Stone's justification of Bush.

Quote
Yeah, I was just hoping we'd actually get to see him in full action, but the movie looks pretty busy with a bunch of other losers and he relatively unimportant among them. You'd think if they had him in full costume, it'd be in the trailer somewhere. Too bad.
It could just be a guy with a katana  :serpico: And according to IMDB, that's Ryan Reynolds, aka Van Wilder, playing him... ugh.

Did everyone see Gambit in there? Never been a big fan of him. Not sure why he's so popular. His big schtick is he throws cards and speaks with a Cajun accent right? Oh yeah, and gets to make out with Rogue. Ok, maybe I see their point.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on July 28, 2008, 01:05:31 PM
Did everyone see Gambit in there? Never been a big fan of him. Not sure why he's so popular. His big schtick is he throws cards and speaks with a Cajun accent right? Oh yeah, and gets to make out with Rogue. Ok, maybe I see their point.

I like Gambit actually.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 28, 2008, 01:17:00 PM
I wouldn't mind being entertained on the way to understanding Stone's justification of Bush.

Can it justify anything though with us having like zero perspective on this guy at this point? It's a movie about his life when the biggest chapter isn't even complete. The idea just bothers me from a historian's standpoint. It's like if Stone had made "Nixon" while Nixon was still in office. Granted, that also makes it kind of cool and unique, I just hope he's not going to do another one in 10 years with the opposite message.

It could just be a guy with a katana  :serpico: And according to IMDB, that's Ryan Reynolds, aka Van Wilder, playing him... ugh.

Featuring Harold and Kumar as Cable and Havok!

Did everyone see Gambit in there? Never been a big fan of him. Not sure why he's so popular. His big schtick is he throws cards and speaks with a Cajun accent right? Oh yeah, and gets to make out with Rogue. Ok, maybe I see their point.

You mean did I notice when the audience screamed like fans at a Miley Cyrus concert? Yeah, and he just looked like any guy to me, and not particularly one that resembled Gambit.

I like Gambit actually.

I like him too, I'm just having trouble understanding what he's doing in this movie other than fan service... then again, that's why they're making this movie, isn't it? I feel like if The Dark Knight took comic book movies to a new level, this one could set them back. =)

On the bright side, Liev Schreiber's Sabretooth seems a nice compliment to Hugh Jackman's Wolverine.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 28, 2008, 01:26:13 PM
I like him too, I'm just having trouble understanding what he's doing in this movie other than fan service... then again, that's why they're making this movie, isn't it?

Honestly most of the marvel movies just come off as nothing more then just fan service. They could make them better, but they don't try.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on July 28, 2008, 01:54:12 PM
You mean did I notice when the audience screamed like fans at a Miley Cyrus concert? Yeah, and he just looked like any guy to me, and not particularly one that resembled Gambit.

Yeah I'll have to agree with that. He doesn't really resemble the character.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on July 28, 2008, 02:54:42 PM
I hope there's more to Deadpool than this.

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/deadpool.jpg)

Ahh F***in hell. I hope they don't ruin my favorite comic book character.  :puck:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 28, 2008, 03:13:54 PM
Ahh Fuckin hell. I hope they don't ruin my favorite comic book character.  :puck:


They will.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 28, 2008, 06:39:37 PM
http://ifmagazine.com/new.asp?article=6571
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“I’m developing COWBOY BEBOP for Fox, but doing it as a live-action film, so I’m working on that at the moment,” Stoff tells iF. “I’m really excited to be working on it, and it’s in the really early stages. We just signed it the other day.”
Ahhh, this will be REFRESHING!  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on July 28, 2008, 07:11:46 PM
http://ifmagazine.com/new.asp?article=6571

Ahhh, this will be REFRESHING!  :carcus:

Oh, no...
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on July 28, 2008, 08:25:29 PM
Jesus. Cowboy Bebop live-action? No sorry, won't work. Imagine the Mad Perot episode live? Or the mushroom one? Man...lame.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: toolkid2112 on July 28, 2008, 09:55:58 PM
the new friday the 13th trailer looked good they made jason run full speed
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on July 28, 2008, 10:14:02 PM
Jesus. Cowboy Bebop live-action? No sorry, won't work. Imagine the Mad Perot episode live?

Mad Pierrot.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 31, 2008, 09:10:02 PM
http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/07/30/rumor-keanu-reeves-as-spike-in-cowboy-bebop-movie/

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However, a good friend inside the industry who is a very reliable source wrote in to tell me that the film is being fast tracked inside the studio and will most likely be out by 2010. He also revealed that Keanu Reeves has been attached as the lead character Spike for over eight months now and is still set for the role. Unfortunately there isn't a writer or director attached yet, but with some new forward momentum coming from last week's announcement, I don't think it will take too long.
Hahahaa, not so much the Keanu part, but the fact that there's not a fucking script yet.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on July 31, 2008, 10:28:51 PM
Did they really mention Berserk being taken live-action in that article?

God help us... :judo:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 31, 2008, 10:41:38 PM
Did they really mention Berserk being taken live-action in that article?

We must find out where he lives.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on July 31, 2008, 10:58:23 PM
That would be one gimped flick if they do.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on August 01, 2008, 01:22:30 AM
Watchmen character posters, with little "quotes" that are pretty cool:

http://www.latinoreview.com/news/watchmen-character-posters-5133
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on August 01, 2008, 02:45:52 AM
Those are pretty cool, especially the quote they chose for the Comedian.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on August 01, 2008, 12:30:40 PM
Quote
By 2012 we'll probably see all kinds of anime and manga adapted from Berserk to Hellsing and more.

Yeah right. Probably.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on August 01, 2008, 01:36:29 PM
http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/07/30/rumor-keanu-reeves-as-spike-in-cowboy-bebop-movie/
Hahahaa, not so much the Keanu part, but the fact that there's not a fucking script yet.

uhhh.. I wish it was april right now, at least then this joke would be funny.  Keanu doesn't look like Spike and he would look like an idiot with Spike's hairstyle. Whats next, Shaq as Jet?  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on August 01, 2008, 03:05:03 PM
Whats next, Shaq as Jet?  :carcus:
Don't joke. Barkley is interested in the role. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on August 01, 2008, 03:08:41 PM
Don't joke. Barkley is interested in the role. :ganishka:

That's a joke right?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on August 01, 2008, 04:51:58 PM
That's a joke right?
Yes.
(http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/MMPH-E/249781~Dennis-Franz-Posters.jpg)
 But Im not joking about Dennis Franz being interested.

Ok, I'll stop.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on August 01, 2008, 05:06:23 PM
Yes.

I was thinking about Gnarls Barkley for some reason. Then again, they did cast Keanu as Spike so I wouldn't be suprised if they made other poor casting choices.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on August 02, 2008, 04:22:42 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460791/

The Fall. This is supposed to be amazing. THe dvd arrives sept. 9th.  From what I've read it's supposed to be breathtaking!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on August 02, 2008, 09:22:39 PM
Curious how they're gonna do this one.

(http://content9.flixster.com/photo/10/39/08/10390827_gal.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on August 02, 2008, 09:50:30 PM
Curious how they're gonna do this one.

(http://content9.flixster.com/photo/10/39/08/10390827_gal.jpg)

from wiki:
"The scope of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan will be an influence of the storyline, and Superman will fight an alien villain. Former writer Dan Harris says there will be more than one villain. Brainiac and Bizarro are being considered for possible villains. More action sequences will be seen, and Bryan Singer hinted that the "New Krypton" landmass that was floating in space at the end of Superman Returns will be part of the storyline. Brandon Routh revealed, "I’m gonna get to fight something, or someone. An enemy with real physical power might be worked in there, definitely." Former writer Michael Dougherty explained, "The easy comparison is X-Men—X2, or Star Trek: The Motion Picture—Star Trek II. We are taking what we've already established and getting that out of the way. Let's just make it shorter, tighter and more action-packed." Legendary Pictures founder Thomas Tull wants the film to evoke Superman as an "angry god"

Might be interesting, I never liked superman but I would like to see him fight Doomsday, unfortunately it's not likely to happen. Superman returns was LONG and boring and I wasn't really excited to watch it. If they make the next one more compact it could be interesting but I'd take the new wolverine movie over a new superman flick. So long as they don't ruin Deadpool. :judo:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on August 02, 2008, 10:33:03 PM
So long as they don't ruin Deadpool. :judo:

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/deadpool.jpg)

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: toolkid2112 on August 03, 2008, 04:23:34 AM
i dont see how they could do berserk as a movie its not even finished. they could go as far as the anime but most people would be like wtf the movie ends with a chick getting raped. it would need more than one movie like star wars
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on August 03, 2008, 05:00:08 AM
i dont see how they could do berserk as a movie its not even finished. they could go as far as the anime but most people would be like wtf the movie ends with a chick getting raped. it would need more than one movie like star wars

Even unfinished there's still plenty of material for several movies, though I wouldn't put it past hollywood to try to cover it in a one-shot or make up a side story, which could only achieve one outcome- bloody awful.

Anyway, the article only mentioned that the Bebop movie might open the doors for other anime flicks would could possibly-eventually-maybe lead to a Berserk movie.  It definitely isn't saying one is currently in the works or is even really being thought about.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on August 03, 2008, 05:24:11 AM
Even unfinished there's still plenty of material for several movies, though I wouldn't put it past hollywood to try to cover it in a one-shot or make up a side story, which could only achieve one outcome- bloody awful.

Anyway, the article only mentioned that the Bebop movie might open the doors for other anime flicks would could possibly-eventually-maybe lead to a Berserk movie.  It definitely isn't saying one is currently in the works or is even really being thought about.

Yeah, but let's all collectively hope that the Dragonball movie doesn't lock those doors tight with heavy deadbolts.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: toolkid2112 on August 03, 2008, 05:32:47 AM
im going to see dragonball but i doubt itll be insanley good. im surprised at its budget of 100 million. wanted was like 80 million and that was  a pretty bad ass movie
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on August 03, 2008, 05:37:30 AM
im going to see dragonball but i doubt itll be insanley good. im surprised at its budget of 100 million. wanted was like 80 million and that was  a pretty bad ass movie

Wow, one hundred million, still James Marsters as Piccolo= fail.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: toolkid2112 on August 03, 2008, 05:43:19 AM
if the movie turns out to be epic ill be extremely surprised. i dont even see gokus tail in the new pics of it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on August 03, 2008, 12:13:51 PM
Lets all hope the Dragonball and Cowboy Bebop movie fail so bad that it ruins the careers of everyone involved. So no one in their right mind will ever think about doing a live action Berserk movie.  :miura:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: mike.william on August 03, 2008, 08:03:20 PM
Keanu Reeves as Spike?  Most ridiculous thing I've ever heard, if it ends up that way someone needs to pay with blood.  I'm not even a rabid Bebop fanboy, but that's such a retarded casting.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on August 03, 2008, 11:10:16 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460791/

The Fall. This is supposed to be amazing. THe dvd arrives sept. 9th.  From what I've read it's supposed to be breathtaking!
This played just last week here, and I had (and took) the chance to see it.

It was, indeed, visually breathtaking.
It's all the more impressive when you consider that there was very little CGI used (Thank Christ), and that it was filmed in 18 different countries and funded by Tarsem.
The Cell was his first (and only 'til now) film, and while the success of the plot is questionable (it's been quite a while since I've seen it, so it's no fair to judge in such distant hindsight) the cinematography was something to be remembered. And The Fall in that respect is no different.
The story/plot for this, I believe, is much stronger than The Cell and reminded me a bit of Pan's Labyrinth, for some reason. Perhaps it was the tying in of strong fantasy sequences with reality, and that I really just wanted to avoid comparing it to Big Fish (though it is, admittedly, more similar).

Overall, I enjoyed it and definitely think that it's just one of those films that should be seen on the big screen in order to be fully appreciated.

And the montage at the end is the best thing ever.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on August 03, 2008, 11:38:18 PM
I watched Mongol today. And I loved it. Tadanobu Asano did a great job. In fact, all the actors did a good job. The choreography was quite intense for the first half of the movie. Near the end of the movie, things went a little downhill.. battle realism wise, but not enough to really bother me.
Bonus points for the beautiful scenic shots.  :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on August 04, 2008, 08:10:50 AM
Brainiac and Bizarro are being considered for possible villains.

What the fuck, Bizarro? How could they make it any serious to the general public?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460791/

The Fall. This is supposed to be amazing. THe dvd arrives sept. 9th.  From what I've read it's supposed to be breathtaking!

Sounds interesting at the very least.

This played just last week here, and I had (and took) the chance to see it.

*review

Man, now I'm excited.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on August 08, 2008, 03:29:08 PM
Lets all hope the Dragonball and Cowboy Bebop movie fail so bad that it ruins the careers of everyone involved. So no one in their right mind will ever think about doing a live action Berserk movie.  :miura:
I agree, but there is one guy I'd trust to atleast do a dignified attempt of a Berserk movie.  I think if Peter Jackson got a hold of it, it would have a chance to be a success.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on August 08, 2008, 05:08:44 PM
Peter Jackson

Nooooooooooooooooooooooo.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on August 08, 2008, 05:17:01 PM
Peter Jackson

Yea I don't think so.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on August 08, 2008, 05:47:19 PM
I really hope a Berserk movie is never made.  Hollywood would destroy it, regardless of the director.  Why can't people just enjoy it as a manga?  It's perfect the way it is.  I might be interested in an anime OVA if it's well done, but whether one is made or not doesn't really matter much, as I like the manga just fine.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on August 08, 2008, 05:50:47 PM
I really hope a Berserk movie is never made.  Hollywood would destroy it, regardless of the director.  Why can't people just enjoy it as a manga?  It's perfect the way it is.  I might be interested in an anime OVA if it's well done, but whether one is made or not doesn't really matter much, as I like the manga just fine.
Hear, hear. This is what I've been saying for years.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on August 08, 2008, 05:52:10 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooo.

Yea I don't think so.

Awww, come on guys.  He would give the most complete experience of anyone else I can think of, it would be like a 4hr movie, and a Berserk live action movie is a bad idea to start with, but there has to be atleast one director who could do a good job.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on August 08, 2008, 06:22:58 PM
I really hope a Berserk movie is never made.  Hollywood would destroy it, regardless of the director.  Why can't people just enjoy it as a manga?  It's perfect the way it is.  I might be interested in an anime OVA if it's well done, but whether one is made or not doesn't really matter much, as I like the manga just fine.

Yea Berserk is perfect as manga. It's really the only way a story this long with this many arcs can work besides actual books. Although some anime, like Bleach, is pushing the limits of how long an anime t.v. series can go. Berserk wouldn't work though, it's much too graphic I think. As far as an OVA that could be awsome if the production was quality like in the rurouni kenshin ova's trust & betrayal, which still hold up after several years as being one of the best ova's ever.  I get the chills just imagining a berserk ova. They could do one of the lost children chapter seeing as how it's short and does not require to much explanation as to who Griffith is etc. I vote for an OVA covering the lost children chapters!

- Maybe this shouldn't be discussed in the movies to look foward too section?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Cronus on August 08, 2008, 06:52:41 PM
If they ever *did* do another animated bit, like an OVA - I'd really hope they do Lost Children.  It's such a great story arc, self contained and effective.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on August 08, 2008, 06:53:48 PM
Agreed, Lost Children would be perfect.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on August 08, 2008, 07:10:18 PM
He would give the most complete experience of anyone else I can think of

Sorry but I don't think that's a very convincing argument. And I wasn't overwhelmed by his LotR movies, just so you know.

there has to be atleast one director who could do a good job.

Really? Why is that? Why does there have to be one? The way I see it, if the media isn't appropriate then nothing will make it right.

They could do one of the lost children chapter

There's only one Lost Children chapter.

Maybe this shouldn't be discussed in the movies to look foward too section?

Yeah it isn't the right place for it. But really, this sort of discussion never goes anywhere so it doesn't matter much. There's a giant thread in Speculation Nation about it. It's ugly to look at.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on August 08, 2008, 09:23:33 PM
There's only one Lost Children chapter.

I meant they could do one (an ova) of the lost children chapter. Sorry I know I word things backwords sometimes. But I know there is only one chapter. You've made that clear in the past. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on August 08, 2008, 09:28:46 PM
and back to something of substance: ;)

images from the film adaptation of The Road (http://geek.thinkunique.org/2008/08/07/more-photos-from-the-road/)

Haven't even read the book, but I'm totally jazz-crazy about it.

(http://i.usatoday.net/life/_photos/2008/08/07/roadx-large.jpg)

'The Road' is fiction, but the bleak scenery is real
By Scott Bowles, USA TODAY

Imagining the end of the world is not easy, especially if you're not going to create one with a computer. But director John Hillcoat and filmmakers of The Road believe they discovered it in Pittsburgh.

"It's a beautiful place in fall with the colors changing," Hillcoat says. "But in winter, it can be very bleak. There are city blocks that are abandoned. The woods can be brutal. We didn't want to go the CGI world."

"We wanted the heightened reality in the book."

That book is Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize winner of the same name. It's about a father and son who navigate a countryside devastated by an unnamed catastrophe.

The film, which stars Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron and 11-year-old Kodi Smit-McPhee, also was shot in Katrina-ravaged New Orleans and on Mount St. Helens in Washington state for scenes of devastation.

But most of the film was shot in and around Pittsburgh.

Hillcoat found abandoned coal fields, a deserted amusement park and an 8-mile stretch of closed freeway as locations.

"It's tangible, the misery and hopelessness and the bleakness," Mortensen says. "It gives you much more to work with if you're filming in that world instead of a green screen.

"You have to bring a story to life in a movie in a way you don't have to in a book — even a book as powerful as that."

But Mortensen says that, like the book, the film adaptation is more than bleak imagery.

"I spoke with Cormac before we started shooting," he says. "I think what's made this story so universally loved is because it's really about protecting your child, no matter what the circumstances.

"At its core, it's a love story."
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on August 08, 2008, 10:41:10 PM
It sounds awesome. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on August 08, 2008, 10:44:08 PM
Nice Find! Wow this looks great. Viggo Mortensen, Guy Pearce and Charlize Theron. Can't go wrong with that cast.  8 mile stretch of abandoned highway, i'd love to see that.  Can't wait for this. Thanks for adding one more to the list.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0467197/ How about Marky Wahlberg as Max Pain! rated...pg-13?

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on August 09, 2008, 01:38:24 AM
Sorry but I don't think that's a very convincing argument. And I wasn't overwhelmed by his LotR movies, just so you know.

Really? Why is that? Why does there have to be one? The way I see it, if the media isn't appropriate then nothing will make it right

I really like the LotR movies, which is why I'm biased towards his directing, and I agree if the media isn't right then nothing will make it so.  That's why I said if anyone was to do a movie and atleast make a dignified attempt it be him, simply because of the time he puts on his movies, he had sooo much production time on the Lord of the Rings that it really make you appreciate the work he put in to bring the world to life.  Honestly, he used as much of the original source material for the Lord of the Rings as anybody could, besides moving the Shelob fight, I can't really think of anything else that was changed.  If any part of Berserk was made into a movie, you would want the director to keep as much of the original work as possible, because that's what hooked us, the movie would need to shift the way we feel about the manga just into a 3-D form.

Can this be done? Probably not, Berserk is just so long that it would be impossible to please fans such as us, who would want as much of the minute details as could possibly fit.  If I could see into the future and found out that the Berserk movie would be good and something that even hardcore fans of Berserk could like, I'd be all for, but since I can't any attempt by just about anybody would be met with trepidation.  However, if Jackson got a hold of it I'd be a little less fearful.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on August 09, 2008, 08:06:11 AM
and back to something of substance: ;)

images from the film adaptation of The Road (http://geek.thinkunique.org/2008/08/07/more-photos-from-the-road/)

Sounds interesting; I'm glad they didn't go with CGI on this one.

Honestly, he used as much of the original source material for the Lord of the Rings as anybody could, besides moving the Shelob fight, I can't really think of anything else that was changed.

Well I disagree about using as much of the original material as possible and I can think of many other things that were changed (I'm sure there's plenty of fansites out there listing them exhaustively if you're interested, like this one (http://www.theonering.com/page3-25/TheMoviesTheCompleteListofFilmChanges)). Anyway, because Peter Jackson's adaptation of the Lord of the Rings wasn't utterly shitty doesn't mean he'd make a good adaptation of Berserk.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on August 09, 2008, 08:49:03 AM

Well I disagree about using as much of the original material as possible and I can think of many other things that were changed (I'm sure there's plenty of fansites out there listing them exhaustively if you're interested, like this one (http://www.theonering.com/page3-25/TheMoviesTheCompleteListofFilmChanges)). Anyway, because Peter Jackson's adaptation of the Lord of the Rings wasn't utterly shitty doesn't mean he'd make a good adaptation of Berserk.

How about as much as possible to fit it within three movies, considering that they were already getting to a length that only those truly into the material would probably be willing to sit through.  You're definitely right about their being more cuts, such as the cutting of Tom Bombadil and the Scouring of the Shire, but these were minor in comparison, plus Jackson left Miramax because the amount of the cutting they wished to do on the movies, hell they were trying to make it a two-parter.  I just meant that of anyone I can think of he'd probably be the best, though a Berserk movie is a bad idea to start with, but if someone does it their best bet is to follow the manga as closely as possible.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on August 09, 2008, 09:03:40 AM
How about as much as possible to fit it within three movies

I still disagree, seeing as they added material they had made up.

You're definitely right about their being more cuts, such as the cutting of Tom Bombadil and the Scouring of the Shire, but these were minor in comparison

I don't think they were minor. Tom Bombadil is probably my favorite character in that story.

plus Jackson left Miramax because the amount of the cutting they wished to do on the movies, hell they were trying to make it a two-parter.

Actually, Miramax wanted to do it as a single film and Jackson touted it as a two-films project. Then when New Line Cinema became interested, it was decided to make 3 films.

I just meant that of anyone I can think of he'd probably be the best

Yes but the only reason you think that is because he's worked on the LotR movies.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Nomad on August 09, 2008, 09:57:01 AM
Yeah it isn't the right place for it. But really, this sort of discussion never goes anywhere so it doesn't matter much. There's a giant thread in Speculation Nation about it. It's ugly to look at.
  Hey!  I take pride in that thing thank you very much... Then again, I do have a thing for dead hookers too.  :carcus:

Yeah that did sound a bit creepy Nomad. What did you do when you watch Batman the Dark Knight?
  I buttered that popcorn like there was no tomorow baby.

Anywho, not to get too out of content here.  This morning I read in a article of a Storm Riders sequel, but no luck searching on the net.  Either it's to soon, or my ubber Google skills joined the same fate as "Chasity" here in my basement  :badbone:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: _Noone_ on August 09, 2008, 01:08:59 PM
Sorry to go back to The Road.

Loved the book (and I usually avoid the Oprah lists out of principal)

If you have a chance to read it please do.  It takes about 4 straight hours in one sitting.  I literally couldn't put it down.

The author has two other books that are movies.  All the pretty horses was ok. (and you all know the other one I'm sure.)  You need to be bilingual to read any of his westerns, though.  I knew I should've paid more attention to Spanish is High School.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on August 09, 2008, 02:03:33 PM
I don't think they were minor. Tom Bombadil is probably my favorite character in that story.

Interesting character yes, important to the story as a whole? No, after they left that forest you didn't see him again unless I'm mistaken, I very well could be I haven't read the books in like 7 years.  The Scouring of the Shire just let you know what happened to Saruman, of which you could use your own imagination especially since Sauron was far more important.
 
Yes but the only reason you think that is because he's worked on the LotR movies.

Bingo, there's plenty more room if you wish to jump on the bandwagon, hell I want him to actually do a damn Halo movie, and while he's at it why not God of War.  Of course many will probably disagree.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on August 09, 2008, 02:17:12 PM
Sorry to go back to The Road.

If you have a chance to read it please do.  It takes about 4 straight hours in one sitting.  I literally couldn't put it down.
Yeah, I read it in one sitting as well. However, Blood Meridian is McCarthy's best work, by far. Still, this is looking to be an awesome flick.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on August 09, 2008, 02:51:47 PM

Bingo, there's plenty more room if you wish to jump on the bandwagon, hell I want him to actually do a damn Halo movie, and while he's at it why not God of War.  Of course many will probably disagree.

Please consider that Jackson is a LOTR's fan. His directing of a Halo movie or a God of War movie would most likely be strictly professional. Unless he's a major fan of Halo and God of War. What that basically means is that the quality of his work is not guaranteed to be the same. People handle projects differently when they want to do it. If he's just doing it for the money, well I wouldn't expect a great movie to say the least.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on August 09, 2008, 03:29:29 PM
Interesting character yes, important to the story as a whole? No, after they left that forest you didn't see him again unless I'm mistaken, I very well could be I haven't read the books in like 7 years.  The Scouring of the Shire just let you know what happened to Saruman, of which you could use your own imagination especially since Sauron was far more important.

I don't see your point here. Weren't you talking about faithfulness to the original material earlier? Where's it gone? I told you I find those parts important and you're not going to change my mind (or that of tons of other readers) by just stating otherwise. I can already imagine you telling me that some part of Berserk isn't as important as another one, justifying it's removal, which is precisely the problem I have here. And there's plenty of more things that were changed as detailed in the link I provided you anyway.

Bingo, there's plenty more room if you wish to jump on the bandwagon, hell I want him to actually do a damn Halo movie, and while he's at it why not God of War.  Of course many will probably disagree.

Indeed, many will probably disagree. And I don't think you understood what I was getting at: because Jackson's done a decent heroic fantasy trilogy doesn't mean he's the perfect director for every heroic fantasy story ever. Not to mention that like Ramen said, Jackson's a die hard fan of LotR and that it showed through his dedication in getting that specific project done.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on August 09, 2008, 07:26:14 PM
I don't see your point here. Weren't you talking about faithfulness to the original material earlier? Where's it gone? I told you I find those parts important and you're not going to change my mind (or that of tons of other readers) by just stating otherwise. I can already imagine you telling me that some part of Berserk isn't as important as another one, justifying it's removal, which is precisely the problem I have here. And there's plenty of more things that were changed as detailed in the link I provided you anyway.

Indeed, many will probably disagree. And I don't think you understood what I was getting at: because Jackson's done a decent heroic fantasy trilogy doesn't mean he's the perfect director for every heroic fantasy story ever. Not to mention that like Ramen said, Jackson's a die hard fan of LotR and that it showed through his dedication in getting that specific project done.

Yes, but I also mentioned being faithful as much as possible.  When adapting long works of written fiction there's only so much of the original material that you can include before you get a movie that's way to long, either to the point that the casual fan won't want to sit through it, or a director can run into problems with the film's producers due to length.  Lord of the Rings has a lot of narrative in the beginning which mostly describes Hobbits as well as their old heroes, of which is something that to do in a movie would be excessive.  So when someone like Peter Jackson goes into making the film he has to go into a long work such as the Lord of the Rings and actually look for "minor" things to cut in order to maintain most of the meat of the film.  Now I get that you liked Tom Bombadil's character, but in terms of his overall importance to the story he was so self contained that there really was little reason to keep him, especially since the movies were like three hours a piece anyway.  Once you got past the part where the Hobbits departed from Tom, he was never seen again, I mean I liked him but I kept waiting to see him come out of nowhere riding an ent to the battlefield in the books, but he was done long before.

And yes I look at Berserk and see that it would be impossible to include every story arc into a movie or movies, simply because they are so individually fully developed and each brings something that pushes the canon forward.  I'm also not trying to convince you otherwise, you're the type of person who long ago weighed the pros and cons of a Berserk movie in your mind and made your decision, to which I know is written in stone to anyone who would try to convince you otherwise, and I expect no less.  I just want you to fully understand what I'm trying to get across, even though it won't convince you.  I look at LotR and know that it took a lot of careful scrutiny to decide what parts to keep and where they should go, Jackson never said it was a 1:1 transition, it's an adaptation, one that is done to bring the best possible movie experience. And on a sidenote I think that site is old because I think I've seen it before, and when I say old I mean prior to the many of the extended director's cut dvds of LotR that Jackson released, so there may be parts that were no longer cut that appeared in one way or another.  I also understood that you meant that just because he did LotR, doesn't mean he could do another fantasy,  well I think you need to appreciate the amount of attention to detail he put into the movies, down to the attire of the characters and the time that was spent on each movie.  Of which all are positive things when bringing fantasy alive to the hardcore fan, who in most cases would raise hell if parts of the story don't make it to the movie(s). 

Also Tolkien's work is some hacks job, Tolkien is widely regarded as the father of modern fantasy, so to do a pretty good job on his work may carry a lot more into other works than had Jackson done something else.  I also know that you're saying he did that much work because he was a big fan, but who's to say he couldn't read Berserk and grow to like it the same?  The last thing's I want to say are that I think also the way you and I each first experienced Berserk may also influence our thoughts of a movie.  I was pretty young when I first saw Berserk in '02, and I didn't get my start in the Manga I first saw the anime, so when I finally started reading the Manga I was pretty blown away and my impression of Berserk went higher.  I know you started with the Manga so your general appreciation of the anime is probably way lower than mine, when I watched the Anime it was all I knew of Berserk and it was enough to hook me, you had the much better manga to go off of so you probably watched the Anime and instantly knew what was excluded so this may have hampered your enjoyment of it.  I think as long as everyone who is a die hard fan to the sometimes cynical die hard fans, goes into any would be Berserk movie and knows to go in with a grain of salt and also understand that a movie has a lot of potential to bring in fans who might not have heard of Berserk before, and it could do so in a much bigger extent than a Dreamcast game or Japan exclusive PS2 game could then it could be a benefit for the series.  And yeah it could suck but chances are that it'll suck only to us, who are most familiar with the series.

One last thing... you'll think Peter Jackson's LotR was the Holy Grail of fantasy movies if you ever are unfortunate enough to see Uwe Boll's Dungeon Siege, ugh 'nuff said.   
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on August 09, 2008, 08:15:27 PM
Yes, but I also mentioned being faithful as much as possible.

And the movies weren't.

When adapting  long works of written fiction there's only so much of the original material that you can include before you get a movie that's way to long, either to the point that the casual fan won't want to sit through it, or a director can run into problems with the film's producers due to length.  Lord of the Rings has a lot of narrative in the beginning which mostly describes Hobbits as well as their old heroes, of which is something that to do in a movie would be excessive.

You seem to overlook the fact that lots of stuff beyond hobbits and Bombadil was removed, and that other worthless material was added, like Arwen's struggle for love and whatnot. The changes went way beyond what you're describing, which down the line simply amounts to a justification of why it was alright to modify the story. I've said it before, but actually I think Peter Jackson should have rather made his own LotR inspired story instead of adapting the books. That would have solved a lot of problems.

Now I get that you liked Tom Bombadil's character, but in terms of his overall importance to the story he was so self contained that there really was little reason to keep him

Says who? Who's to decide what's important or not? That sounds rather arrogant to me. I wouldn't want the same reasoning to be applied to Berserk.

I just want you to fully understand what I'm trying to get across, even though it won't convince you. [...] I also understood that you meant that just because he did LotR, doesn't mean he could do another fantasy,  well I think you need to appreciate the amount of attention to detail he put into the movies, down to the attire of the characters and the time that was spent on each movie.

I understand what you're saying, it's not the problem. I just don't agree with the idea that because Jackson made LotR he'd be perfect or even simply better than another director for a Berserk movie. Believe me, I've likely paid more attention to the details in those movies than you have, and I wouldn't even call myself a LotR fan.

Also Tolkien's work is some hacks job, Tolkien is widely regarded as the father of modern fantasy, so to do a pretty good job on his work may carry a lot more into other works than had Jackson done something else.

I'm not convinced.

I think as long as everyone who is a die hard fan to the sometimes cynical die hard fans, goes into any would be Berserk movie and knows to go in with a grain of salt and also understand that a movie has a lot of potential to bring in fans who might not have heard of Berserk before, and it could do so in a much bigger extent than a Dreamcast game or Japan exclusive PS2 game could then it could be a benefit for the series.  And yeah it could suck but chances are that it'll suck only to us, who are most familiar with the series.

Actually, I wouldn't be too sure about it only sucking to people familiar with the series, considering how arduous making an adaptation would be. And I don't see how hypothetically bringing in more fans would benefit the series either. It'd benefit the editor and eventually the author's bank account, but it wouldn't impact the series' quality.

In the end, is a movie needed? I don't think so. And if one absolutely had to be made, you can check my thoughts on it in the appropriate thread (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=5311.0).
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: avidwriter on August 09, 2008, 08:58:49 PM
After seeing Hellboy 2 I'd say Guillermo del toro might have an interesting take on how an Apostle could look. Assuming of course he'd make any original ones and not follow the manga. However like its been said a live action Berserk movie is highly unlikely at least here in the states. Japan though....they've made quite a few live action movies from anime and manga.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on August 09, 2008, 10:48:26 PM
Says who? Who's to decide what's important or not? That sounds rather arrogant to me. I wouldn't want the same reasoning to be applied to Berserk.

The director.  And its not really arrogant, the fact is that the books, nor the movies were made or broken on the back of Tom Bombadil or the other cuts that were made.  All of those things were fine for the books because the trilogy was part of many books and writings of Tolkien that were meant to interweave with the rest of his works which formed the Middle earth universe, the purpose of the movies seemed mostly to provide an overview of this universe by bringing it to life on film. Now of course, very few people would want this for Berserk but it's a natural process for bringing any long work of fiction to film.  And I don't think its fair to question how much I paid attention to any detail of LotR, neither the books or the movies; because I've written three critical analysis papers on (not to sound like a whiney bitch but its true) it, including my senior research paper, I also have seen the movies many times, and I'd definitely call myself a fan, LotR along with his unfinished tales were the things that introduced me to fantasy earlier on, the only book that I hated was the Silmarillion because it bored me to tears.  Though I'll drop this and leave it as differences in our opinions.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on August 10, 2008, 06:28:07 AM
Yea stop bickering. Guillermo del toro is awsome. If you havn't seen hellboy 2 go see it.  I can't tell you how cool it was.Such great fun in single movie. THe coolest creature was hellboy's Death at the end, it looked like something strait out of Pans Labyrinth.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on August 10, 2008, 07:19:33 AM
The director.  And its not really arrogant, the fact is that the books, nor the movies were made or broken on the back of Tom Bombadil or the other cuts that were made.

I disagree. The director's take on the story doesn't hold any kind of special authority, nor does your opinion despite the fact you keep asserting it as if it did. "The fact is"... No, sorry. I'll take the author's word on it, not someone else's.

All of those things were fine for the books because the trilogy was part of many books and writings of Tolkien that were meant to interweave with the rest of his works which formed the Middle earth universe

Actually that isn't the case. Tolkien never meant for his works other than The Hobbit and LotR to be published, it all happened after his death and against his will (you can thank his son for that). Which is why he reused a lot of material from the Silmarillion in the Lord of the Rings (even similar names and events). It's not so much interweaving as it is redundant at times.

the purpose of the movies seemed mostly to provide an overview of this universe by bringing it to life on film.

It's an adaptation of the novel, that's its purpose.

And I don't think its fair to question how much I paid attention to any detail of LotR, neither the books or the movies; because I've written three critical analysis papers on (not to sound like a whiney bitch but its true) it, including my senior research paper, I also have seen the movies many times, and I'd definitely call myself a fan, LotR along with his unfinished tales were the things that introduced me to fantasy earlier on, the only book that I hated was the Silmarillion because it bored me to tears.  Though I'll drop this and leave it as differences in our opinions.

I'm not calling your attention to details into question, just saying I've likely paid more attention regardless, which I think showed a little in this discussion. And I didn't dislike the Silmarillion myself, though it's clearly more a bunch of notes put together than an actual novel. Anyway you're right, better stop with this before everybody else gets annoyed.

So on another note, I still haven't seen Hellboy 2 myself and I'd really like to. :puck:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Skullgrin140 on August 10, 2008, 06:09:57 PM
Watchmen, The film I am mostly looking forward too, As well as Punisher: War Zone, Hellboy II the Golden Army & The Spirit. Mostly just comic book movies, lol.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on August 10, 2008, 06:47:40 PM
Oh shit I forgot about the Spirit. Looks great. Directed by Frank MIller in Sin City fashion.  I can't wait for that.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: _Noone_ on August 10, 2008, 07:13:50 PM
I love Del Toro.  He seems to excel at making creepy kids.  The Hellboy Jr into made me cringe, but other than that (and the Barry Manilo karaoke) I had straight up loved Hellboy 2.

He does collaborate with Peter Jackson, I've noticed.  Still, Del Toro hasn't really changed from his earlier days as a director whereas Jackson has dramatically and for the worst.  I thought his adaption of LOTR was bloated and pretentious.  I wish he stuck to splatstick.

On a separate note:

I will definitely check out Blood Meridian.  Thanks, Walter!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on August 11, 2008, 07:34:05 AM
A couple of years ago when LOTR was big and the movies were in theaters I was a huge fan. But I was younger (I'm 20 now) and honestly I feel like I've grown past them. The films are still great because they seem like the wizard of Oz or Star Wars trilogy of my generation (well, maybe not that) and I loved them to death. But since then I've moved on. If I feel like tapping into the pure genius that is LOTR, I'll pick up one of the books and indulge. The movies are amazing though, just not THAT amazing. Jackson is a great director, at least for hollywood. I can't say I haven't enjoyed any of his recent blockbuster adaptations (especially in the theaters). I think it's fair to say he's one of our better modern hollywood directors. About him and Berserk- It's a cute thought but he is NOT qualified to make Berserk the movie. 
Del Toro so far hasn't done any wrong.  His earlier stuff was well... a modest effort. Whereas Peter Jackson's earlier stuff is just awsome, but he did have more control I mean he wasn't making his own movies with his material, Del Toro was a studio director.  They both rock and I can't see why from film buff's perspective anyone could hate (I mean HATE) them or their movies.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on August 15, 2008, 10:57:54 PM
I've seen a number of films recently (at least one a day), so here's a brief summary of some of them:

*and I'm avoiding spoilers, for the most part in this, so never fear!

Pineapple Express

I was soooooo looking forward to this, and how could I not after that excellent trailer (http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/6f25e84ca3)? James Franco stole the show as the loveable drug dealer, Saul. He has the best lines, gives the best performance, and in turn gets the most sympathy. I just loved the guy!
This had plenty of great moments through out, and some not so great. It's pretty much a stoner/action-flick; pure entertainment. Some of my friends were describing this as Cheech & Chong (level of drug use) meets Pulp Fiction (level of violence), which is fairly apt in this case. The characters are stoned the entire time, and there is a surprising number of (sometimes) VERY violent sequences, but somehow most of these come off as comedic.
The film was directed by David Gordon Green, whose previous films are quite different from this (and I enjoyed quite a bit), as has been well reported, and I was intrigued by his choice to direct this. His previous films already had moments of wonderful comedy (and Danny McBride) that came off as true and genuine moments between real characters. They also had a wonderful pace and moments of intimacy that brought the audience in closer to the characters. I was hoping these aspects would carry through to this +loads more comedy and action......
Ultimately, as much as I loved this in the theater, I haven't thought a lot about since I walked out. The scenes, the jokes, and the characters didn't stick with me as long as, say, Superbad (which was fucking superb). It's certainly worth a viewing, but probably not 10 bucks.
Your call.

Tropic Thunder

Another whose trailer (http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/05/16/tropic-thunder-red-band-movie-trailer/) had me drooling from the beginning. The last movie that Ben Stiller directed himself was Zoolander, which has remained one of my all-time favorite comedies since I saw it (which was sometime ago). So, needless to say, I was quite excited by the prospect.
This film is a satire of Hollywood and aspects of Popular Culture in America. It starts off with a bang, so to speak: fake trailers and commercials that seem so true and right on the money, that it's almost cringe worthy, but at the same time you can't help but laugh.
Again, as I said with Pineapple, there are plenty of great moments in this (much of them coming from Robert Downey Jr, who fucking owns this). Unfortunately, though, a lot of this is a hit-or-miss, at least for me. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed this a little more than Pineapple, but some gags/jokes were continued for far too long, and others didn't seem developed enough for me to really care about them.
I'm also on the fence on how it ended; seems like they ultimately fell into exactly what they started out making fun of, but then again, maybe I'm just reading that wrong.
If it comes down to a choice between this and Pineapple, see this without hesitation.

The Ten (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUBc0zAqa3s)

I loved Wet, Hot, American Summer, and as soon as I found out this was by the same people, I knew it was something I had to see as soon as possible. This didn't upset my expectations nary a bit. The ten stories based on the Ten Commandments are imaginative and hilarious, and they're short, too, so once a joke has been explored.... they move on.
It all ties together as the characters and stories begin to affect and appear in the other stories, so they don't come off as completely random. It's silly, irreverant humor and I loved every minute of it.
It's on DVD now, so there's really no reason you should NOT see this.

Manda Bala (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbff7PBDUP8)

What a great film, much less documentary, this was. Beautifully shot and intriguing throughout.
It's a story of Sao Paolo, and the frog farm there, the congressman who funds it, a plastic surgeon who specializes in ears, bullet proof cars, a woman who needs the reconstructive surgery, and the kidnappers who run amok. It's about fear. It's about politics. It's about corruption everlasting.
I really can't say much more at this point as I'm still processing it.
But I can't reccommend this enough, honestly. Even if you don't commonly enjoy documentaries (which I don't), you very well might enjoy this. It's just wonderfully put together.

Now it's time for Margot at the Wedding (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NQobRrZhvo). Excuse me.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on August 15, 2008, 11:41:44 PM
Good reviews Rainmaker. I have to say I felt Pineapple Express was the better of the two. Tropic thunder had me laughing harder, but there are parts of the movie I felt dragged on two long where nothing interesting happened. Pineapple Express' jokes weren't as good, but I felt they were better placed.

 Either way, I felt they were both good and worth the 8 bucks. Just skip The Ten and Manda Bala, you've have plenty of money after that.  :badbone:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on August 16, 2008, 06:36:40 AM
Excellent reviews Falcon. I watched Tropic Thunder and I agree the jokes were hit or miss.  I'm surprised that you liked Zoolander ( I thought I was the only one) so I was very excited for this but honestly I wasn't laughing very often. Downy jr. is so very badass and some gags are wickedly sick and hilarious but for some reason I thought it was just too long and like you said some gags were stretched out way too far. The ending also sucked, even for a comedy.  I didn't laugh at all the last 10 minutes. Everyone else seems to like it though. Maybe it's me?

Now I haven't see Pinapple Express but thats next on my list. Cheech and Chong meets pulp fiction? sign me up. And again I agree about Superbad. Fucking best comedy I've seen in long while. So yea can't wait. I hope I'm not as let down as I was with Tropic THunder.

And holy shit Perineum it took you that long to see The Ten!!! Along with Superbad, The Ten was fucking crazy funny shit.  I was crying from laughter, something I never do. I cried with this, Theres something about Mary... Superbad, Zoolander, some Monty Python.... and those might be the only ones off the top of my head.  So yea the ten is great fun. My favorite segment may be the prison story.
Duane Rosenblum: Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if I were the one who were ass-raping you every night.
Dr. Glenn Richie: You know, I think you're feeling the energy of our friendship and projecting it into something else that isn't there.
Duane Rosenblum: No Glenn, I'm not... I'm not projecting. I can't look at you without fantasizing about shoving you up against a wall in the laundry room, and punching you in the mouth... And then raping you. Without your consent, of course.
Dr. Glenn Richie: Hey, that's what makes it rape right?
Duane Rosenblum: That's what makes it rape.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: _Noone_ on August 16, 2008, 01:14:25 PM
I'm looking into the rumors of At the Mountains of Madness
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on August 17, 2008, 08:35:55 PM
Right now The Spirit is my number one movie to look forward to, no question.


However I'm surprised no one has mentioned W.
(http://images.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/images/w_200808111404.jpg)
http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/w/ (http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/w/)
I've heard it's supposed to be chock full of comedy, but I didn't really get that from the trailer.


Also on a side note, I'm probably the only one a little excited about Saw V. At first I thought the movies were just "kinda okay", but then I took a different perspective on them. If you look at them more like a mini-series, it sorta has that Lost/Heroes feel to it. You know you're not getting any closure, but they're still really fun to watch and figure out.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on August 17, 2008, 08:54:53 PM
However I'm surprised no one has mentioned W.

http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=8350.msg154357#msg154357  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on August 17, 2008, 09:15:12 PM
I stand corrected. :(
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on August 22, 2008, 06:45:06 AM
I'm looking into the rumors of At the Mountains of Madness

You got aeons of waiting until that project is greenlit.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on August 22, 2008, 05:15:14 PM
Uh oh... Kevin Smith gives his completely qualified approval of the new Watchmen movie.

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2008/08/watchmen-update.html

Watch out! This is the same guy who defends the new Star Wars trilogy as Lucas' masterpiece.

More scary news:
Quote
"Snyder is currently endeavoring to trim a nearly three-hour version of Watchmen (which is believed to be the iteration Smith saw) down to two hours and 25 minutes, the studio’s desired running time, even though Snyder’s preference is that the movie be released as long as possible."

Watchmen in 2.45 hours? My goodness. That's going to be a really dense experience.

Also, regarding the frame story in Watchmen:
Quote
"Already, the studio could milk Watchmen for at least three different DVDs: the already-announced The Black Freighter companion disc, an animated film based on the graphic novel’s comic-within-a-comic; the theatrical version of the film"
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on August 22, 2008, 06:41:20 PM
Uh oh... Kevin Smith gives his completely qualified approval of the new Watchmen movie.

I kind of like him but I'm still not going to take his word for it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on August 22, 2008, 06:49:05 PM
It is better than if he said it was a totally unfaithful bucket of shit. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on August 22, 2008, 06:51:36 PM
It is better than if he said it was a totally unfaithful bucket of shit. =)

Yeah, nice way to look at it. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on August 22, 2008, 06:52:33 PM
Uh oh... Kevin Smith gives his completely qualified approval of the new Watchmen movie.

I don't mind Kevin Smith all that much, either, but I'll wait and see for myself.

More scary news:
Watchmen in 2.45 hours? My goodness. That's going to be a really dense experience.

I hate studios when they pull this crap.  Three hours isn't that much time to cover what's in the graphic novel and 2.45 hours is even worse.

It is better than if he said it was a totally unfaithful bucket of shit. =)

Haha, that's true. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on August 22, 2008, 07:23:17 PM
I kind of like him ...
Two words: "Jersey Girl."
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on August 22, 2008, 08:05:46 PM
Two words: "Jersey Girl."

I'm going to have to bring your own judgment into question if you've actually seen that movie. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: avidwriter on August 22, 2008, 08:09:00 PM
More scary news:
Watchmen in 2.45 hours? My goodness. That's going to be a really dense experience.

Yea but I assume they will cut most of the stuff that just wouldn't be worth filming. Such as the secondary pirate comic an all the scenes involving that news stand guy. Etc. Still I don't think it'll be that bad however I didn't care much for the comic.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on August 22, 2008, 10:38:43 PM
I'm going to have to bring your own judgment into question if you've actually seen that movie. :guts:

Yeah, I know I haven't. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on August 23, 2008, 12:50:23 AM
Two words: "Jersey Girl."

I'm really on the fence with Kevin smith. Its a love/hate thing. Clerks, Chasing Amy and Dogma are three excellent films (Chasing Amy is one of my all time favorites) and Jay and Silent Bob strike back was a little bit funny. Everything else he's done is very weak.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on August 23, 2008, 07:09:00 AM
I'm really on the fence with Kevin smith. Its a love/hate thing. Clerks, Chasing Amy and Dogma are three excellent films (Chasing Amy is one of my all time favorites) and Jay and Silent Bob strike back was a little bit funny. Everything else he's done is very weak.

You didn't like Mallrats?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: _Noone_ on August 23, 2008, 11:13:42 AM
You liked Chasing Amy?


lol, j/k.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on August 23, 2008, 04:09:08 PM
You didn't like Mallrats?

No, lol. I got the humor and some of the gags were funny but overall i didn't see what the big deal was. I thought it was too stupid.

Quote
You liked Chasing Amy?

Hell yea.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on August 24, 2008, 12:24:49 PM
No, lol. I got the humor and some of the gags were funny but overall i didn't see what the big deal was. I thought it was too stupid.

Same thing for me, but I would watch it over most other movies that are on tv at the time.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on August 24, 2008, 03:57:30 PM
Same thing for me, but I would watch it over most other movies that are on tv at the time.

True.
I liked Chasing Amy too. Dogma is my favourite. Clerks is a bit overrated.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on August 24, 2008, 09:46:41 PM
Clerks is a bit overrated.

I honestly like it way better than anything he's done since.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Death May Die on August 25, 2008, 03:05:13 AM
I've seen Jersey Girl, its not bad. Its not great. Its worth a watch.

If you guys haven't done so...
Check out:

Evening with Kevin Smith
and its sequel of sorts
Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening harder

Your likely to like the guy a hell a lot more if you watch those two.

I've seen all his films but Mall Rats.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on August 25, 2008, 03:21:49 AM
Bunch of dweebs in this thread  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on August 25, 2008, 06:59:53 AM
Bunch of dweebs in this thread  :ganishka:

Yea deff. I got over kevin smith a long time ago. He has like three good movies and...thats it. He's no Spike Jonze or anything (someone we should be talking about more than smith) so let's move on.

Speaking of Spike jonze any news on Where the Wild Things Are ?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on August 25, 2008, 10:53:28 AM
Speaking of Spike jonze any news on Where the Wild Things Are ?
The last I read about it, Hollywood wasn't ready for how cool he'd made it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on August 25, 2008, 12:02:46 PM
The last I read about it, Hollywood wasn't ready for how cool he'd made it.

So this [ http://defamer.com/357717/where-the-wild-things-are-screen-test-captures-smell-of-childhood-in-a-bottle ] is going to turn into this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8FX7-4AsRA
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on August 25, 2008, 01:14:26 PM
Fuck Kevin Smith. Fuck Star Wars.

So this [ http://defamer.com/357717/where-the-wild-things-are-screen-test-captures-smell-of-childhood-in-a-bottle ] is going to turn into this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8FX7-4AsRA

Relevant to both links you provided (this was at the "wild things" talkback):
"James Gandolfini? Everbody knows Mike Myers does the funniest and most unique voiceovers in Hollywood!"  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on August 25, 2008, 03:30:47 PM
Looks good to me. "Robots are the best" got me laughing.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on August 25, 2008, 04:03:16 PM
Looks good to me. "Robots are the best" got me laughing.

That was posted back in February, I heard they spent all of June or July re-shooting a lot of it because Warner Brothers felt the movie was too "scary" and didn't feel like a family movie.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on August 26, 2008, 12:02:30 AM
Yeah, there's been a lot of hubbub about what's going on. I could post relevant articles, if you would so like. Basically, they've supposedly complete redone scenes, added new ones, and are now talking about taking out the animatronics for CGI.
Studio's still claiming that they're "100% behind" Mr. Jonze on the project, but I take that with a grain of salt. It's still unknown whether or not he even has final cut.
There was some rumor some time ago that mentioned the studio was going to pull another "Exorcist: The Beginning" and shoot a whole 'nother version of the film, under more strict studio control. It's hard to say how true that is, though I have a feeling that particular rumor has been debunked. I must also note that I believe Mr. Sendak was quite pleased with the film the way it was.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on August 26, 2008, 06:46:38 AM
Enough from you dweebs! I'm not hip enough for talking monsters, I live my life a quarter mile at a time:

http://www.beyondhollywood.com/official-fast-and-furious-4-trailer/
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on August 26, 2008, 12:10:38 PM
My dream come true!  :isidro:

So, let me get this straight:

The Fast and the Furious
2Fast 2Furious
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (did that one even have a theater release?)
Fast and Furious (4).

Well, makes sense to me. Maybe the fifth one will be called John Fast and Furious.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on August 26, 2008, 09:14:38 PM
My dream come true!  :isidro:

Not quite, no Cohen. :judo:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on September 03, 2008, 04:07:44 PM
Looks like Kevin Smith may have actually made something that is worth while AND funny:

Zack & Miri Make a Porno (http://www.askmen.com/video/2008_apr/apr02.html)

EGADS!! :isidro:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on September 03, 2008, 08:49:55 PM
Man, definitely going to see that. Me and my girlfriend have pretty much decided that Seth Rogan being in a movie almost guarantees it to be funny, has he ever been in a bad movie?

Just noticed this: http://www.sukiyakimovie.com/ (http://www.sukiyakimovie.com/)

The guy that brought us Ichi the Killer + Quentin Tarantino? In a japanese spaghetti western? WTF?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on September 03, 2008, 10:51:54 PM
Takashi Miike has done a WIDE variety of movies, so this isn't that surprising really. I mean, the guy pumps out like, 2-3 movies a year. He's a fiend.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: toolkid2112 on September 04, 2008, 07:57:47 PM
has anyone seen the new dragonball pics that came out
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on September 04, 2008, 08:24:37 PM
why didn't you just post them?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on September 04, 2008, 08:29:41 PM
There's nothing really impressive about them, and the new look for Piccolo is a let down imo.

(http://dbthemovie.com/images/screenshot/db9mn2.jpg)
(http://dbthemovie.com/images/screenshot/db8zu3.jpg)
(http://dbthemovie.com/images/screenshot/db7.jpg)
(http://dbthemovie.com/images/screenshot/db6.jpg)
(http://dbthemovie.com/images/screenshot/db5.jpg)
(http://dbthemovie.com/images/screenshot/db4.jpg)
(http://dbthemovie.com/images/screenshot/db3.jpg)
(http://dbthemovie.com/images/screenshot/db2.jpg)
(http://dbthemovie.com/images/screenshot/db1.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on September 04, 2008, 09:01:10 PM
HOLY FUCK me. I don't believe those.

that's just fuckin.... retarded
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on September 04, 2008, 09:22:05 PM
There's nothing really impressive about them, and the new look for Piccolo is a let down imo.

Oh God looking at those has me crying tears of blood, this is going to be a nothing but a higher budget Mortal Kombat flick isn't it?  And Piccolo kinda reminds me of those new breed of vampires from Blade II.  Uh, then there's Chow Yun Fat as Master Roshi, they look nothing alike and it'll probably be brutal watching him trying to represent Roshi's pervertedness, all in all this looks worse than I feared.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on September 04, 2008, 09:26:32 PM


Isn't it rather sad that this particular movie practically HAS to fail? Fail badly even?

Oh, and i'm quite sure that it won't even sport that certain charme from this little gem here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tg9nQ4MmDo


...hehe^^
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on September 05, 2008, 03:36:36 AM
If it makes you feel any worse, I read that it was the ACTORS who finally convinced them to at least let them wear uniforms resembling those worn in the manga/anime. Honestly it feels like the people in charge just bought the name and made a really expensive martial arts flick because it would sell.

Without actual martial artists, of course. >_<
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on September 05, 2008, 06:42:26 AM
It was bound to suck from the get-go anyway. I saw the pictures last week I believe and I wasn't surprised at the general lameness of it all. It can serve a purpose though: you guys keep these in mind next time there's talk of a Berserk motion picture.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on September 05, 2008, 07:39:33 AM
Oh God looking at those has me crying tears of blood, this is going to be a nothing but a higher budget Mortal Kombat flick isn't it?

Hey, don't blasphemy the original Mortal Kombat movie. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Death May Die on September 05, 2008, 08:21:47 AM
DBZ looks horrible. :( 

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on September 05, 2008, 04:58:09 PM
I have no problem with them making a DB movie, but they have to do it right Damn it! I want obscure references in there that only a true fan would catch.  Anyway isn't this a DB movie not a DBZ movie?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on September 05, 2008, 08:44:18 PM
I have no problem with them making a DB movie, but they have to do it right Damn it! I want obscure references in there that only a true fan would catch.  Anyway isn't this a DB movie not a DBZ movie?

Generally speaking, yes. But i guess they are going for a complete rewrite or something. It will be a sad piece of junk nonetheless.

Oh and for some reason i'm always reminded of that abyssmal Mario flick whenever i see those DB images... *shudder*   :chomp:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on September 05, 2008, 10:00:42 PM
This (http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/jcvd-review) reminds me why I wanted to see JCVD so badly. Before I initially forgot about it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on September 06, 2008, 08:31:38 AM
Oh and for some reason i'm always reminded of that abyssmal Mario flick whenever i see those DB images... *shudder*   :chomp:

Hahaha, I need to rewatch that. :void:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Okin on September 06, 2008, 05:16:04 PM
Wow it's even worse looking than I expected!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on September 06, 2008, 08:19:27 PM
Why, Chow Yun Fat? Why?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on September 06, 2008, 08:27:06 PM
Why, Chow Yun Fat? Why?

He's not even bald or wearing sunglasses.  :schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on September 06, 2008, 09:14:11 PM
He's not even bald or wearing sunglasses.  :schierke:


BUT he might just be an avid porn magazine collector.  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Skullgrin140 on September 07, 2008, 11:14:48 AM
There's nothing really impressive about them, and the new look for Piccolo is a let down imo.

......I wonder what Akira Toriyama thinks of this crapfest? Piccolo is supose to be green for crying out loud. This movie will be big laugh when it comes out.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: smoke on September 07, 2008, 11:28:09 AM
I'm going to go into the DBZ movie completely fucked up.

Then I'm sure it'll at least be funny, and I might enjoy it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Skullgrin140 on September 07, 2008, 04:54:06 PM
I'm going to go into the DBZ movie completely fucked up.

Then I'm sure it'll at least be funny, and I might enjoy it.

Agreed, we can deal with a good laugh.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on September 09, 2008, 05:25:12 AM
I'm glad to here that Fanboys is finally going to be released.

http://www.spike.com/video/fanboys-trailer/2796754 (http://www.spike.com/video/fanboys-trailer/2796754)

Getting fucked up to see this movie too, but not because I need to for it to be funny, just because it seems appropriate. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on September 09, 2008, 10:57:55 AM
Getting fucked up

If I don't think a movie will be good sober then normally I wouldn't watch it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on September 09, 2008, 07:37:13 PM
If I don't think a movie will be good sober then normally I wouldn't watch it.

Oh I can tell you with almost absolute certainty I will enjoy this movie, both sober and fucked up.  :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on September 09, 2008, 07:54:54 PM
Oh I can tell you with almost absolute certainty I will enjoy this movie, both sober and fucked up.  :guts:

Eh to be honest the movie looks almost painful to watch. Well at least for me.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: ELEKTRO on September 09, 2008, 08:12:23 PM
Shouldn't be worst that house of the dead.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on September 09, 2008, 08:22:55 PM
Shouldn't be worst that house of the dead.

Most terrible movies would look great compared to House of the Dead.  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on September 09, 2008, 09:42:29 PM
Most terrible movies would look great compared to House of the Dead.  :carcus:

Or any Uwe Boll movie, for that matter.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on September 09, 2008, 09:44:15 PM
Or any Uwe Boll movie, for that matter.

Most Uwe Boll movies look better compared to House of the Dead. I'm pretty sure House of the Dead is the bottom of list of movies.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on September 10, 2008, 06:48:16 AM
Most Uwe Boll movies look better compared to House of the Dead. I'm pretty sure House of the Dead is the bottom of list of movies.

So you're telling you've not only seen one Uwe Boll movie but several of them? Are you a masochist or something? Was it part of an experimental US Army training to resist torture?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on September 10, 2008, 11:44:59 AM
Was it part of an experimental US Army training to resist torture?

Actually it is. Imagine watching all of his movies.... twice. Once for the actual movie and the second time for the commentary. For a short time I thought I was in hell, suffering for some past deed I committed as a youth. 
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on September 10, 2008, 03:15:39 PM
So you're telling you've not only seen one Uwe Boll movie but several of them? Are you a masochist or something? Was it part of an experimental US Army training to resist torture?


Oh, i've seen each of them as well. Makes one appreciate the better forms of entertainment. Which would be almost anything else. Of course i didn't pay a single cent for any of those movies, because i'll usually wait for some of my friends to purchase that shit and then watch it at their homes.

By the way, i'm relatively amused about the fact that he regularly beats the crap out of his critics. I mean, the critics are right by any definition, but he gives them a good fight. Which is more then many other craptastic directors can hope to accomplish. ^^
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on September 10, 2008, 03:31:08 PM
Which is more then many other craptastic directors can hope to accomplish. ^^

M Night Shamisham AKA "MY MOVIES ARE INTENTIONALLY B MOVIES WITH HIGHER BUDGETS".  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on September 10, 2008, 04:29:30 PM
M Night Shamisham AKA "MY MOVIES ARE INTENTIONALLY B MOVIES WITH HIGHER BUDGETS".  :ganishka:

Shyamalan is still living of titles which can be considered his better works, The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. Those are not too bad, but alas, they only work for the very first watch. After that, there's just not the same feeling of "suspense" or surprise (and that's the main goal of M.N.S.).
The problem is that he's a really boring screenwriter in essence. He almost always pulls the same trick over and over again, creating "suspense" with very long, drawn out takes, which tend to look either very forced or just plain silly. Just take the final moments for Signs, that horrible revelation and tedious "fighting" scene. He could have put a simple dia-show at that point and it would have been much more thrilling.
But really, if it comes to arrogance, i think that both Boll and Shyamalan hit the jackpot.

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on September 10, 2008, 04:35:10 PM
By the way, i'm relatively amused about the fact that he regularly beats the crap out of his critics. I mean, the critics are right by any definition, but he gives them a good fight. Which is more then many other craptastic directors can hope to accomplish. ^^

Well that was special, he did it once and set it up so he'd beat those guys up without them being able to do anything really. Besides, in essence it was just an advertising maneuver. I can't say I feel much sympathy for him no matter how I look at it. He doesn't even amuse me or anything.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on September 10, 2008, 07:23:04 PM
Am I the only one who thoroughly enjoyed Shyamalalaman's Lady in the Water and The Village?

Really I think Signs and his latest "RATED R" movie The Happening are the only bad ones. And The Happening sucked because he wasn't making the movie because he felt inspired or whatever, but to appease fans and critics who wanted him to make it. That's always a bad idea.

I just read that apparently he's making a trilogy of the Nickelodeon animated series and videogame Avatar. I guess he really has completely sold out. He did afterall comment on how Spielberg was a huge influence of his.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on September 10, 2008, 07:57:20 PM
Am I the only one who thoroughly enjoyed Shyamalalaman's Lady in the Water ... ?
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/lady_in_the_water/

You're not alone, but there are few of you.

I guess he really has completely sold out. He did afterall comment on how Spielberg was a huge influence of his.
So, you like Shyamalamadingdong, but not Spielberg, because he's a sell out? Hm...
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on September 10, 2008, 10:08:18 PM
I have nothing against Shamalamadama, I like Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and even Signs despite its flaws, but it must be noted that Senior Spielbergo is 10,000 million times the filmmaker he is, whether it be their more creative personal projects or studio blockbusters.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Cronus on September 10, 2008, 11:34:46 PM
Really I think Signs and his latest "RATED R" movie The Happening are the only bad ones.

The VILLAGE.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on September 11, 2008, 03:36:08 AM
So, you like Shyamalamadingdong, but not Spielberg, because he's a sell out? Hm...

Nah I like Spielberg's older stuff, and I dont dislike either one because they're a sellout specifically, but there does seem to be a relation to them selling out and their works becoming worse.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on September 11, 2008, 06:55:02 AM
Nah I like Spielberg's older stuff, and I dont dislike either one because they're a sellout specifically, but there does seem to be a relation to them selling out and their works becoming worse.

I'll be waiting for Shyamalan's Hook, Jurassic Park and Schindler's List then, since I imagine The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs are Jaws, Indiana Jones and E.T. respectively.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on September 11, 2008, 07:12:31 AM
I'll be waiting for Shyamalan's Hook, Jurassic Park and Schindler's List then, since I imagine The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs are Jaws, Indiana Jones and E.T. respectively.

Though this is totally beside the point, Hook and Jurassic Park, even though good, definitely are worse than Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. Understand I wasn't comparing Shyamalan and Spielberg's movies, I was comparing their decline in quality.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on September 11, 2008, 07:14:51 AM
Though this is totally beside the point, Hook and Jurassic Park, even though good, definitely are worse than Sixth Sense and Unbreakable.

Actually that's debatable (both movies rely heavily on the twist at the end, and I doubt any of them will be remembered in 10 years like Jurassic Park is today), but you might want to re-read my post and see that I wasn't comparing Hook and Jurassic Park to Shyamalan's so-called masterpieces but to his future "sell out" projects.

Understand I wasn't comparing Shyamalan and Spielberg's movies, I was comparing their decline in quality.

Didn't you love Lady in the Water, Shyamalan's second to latest movie?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on September 11, 2008, 07:35:36 AM
This needs to stop before it gets further out of hand, it's just too ridiculous. We're comparing arguably the most storied director in cinema history to a one hit wonder. I don't care how minuscule or superficial the comparison, it's just bad.

"Man, Right Said Fred kinda reminds me of The Beatles at the end of their career!"
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on September 11, 2008, 07:40:34 AM
Actually that's debatable (both movies rely heavily on the twist at the end, and I doubt any of them will be remembered in 10 years like Jurassic Park is today)

Irrelevant imo.

I wasn't comparing Hook and Jurassic Park to Shyamalan's so-called masterpieces but to his future "sell out" projects.

I know what you were comparing them to,I just found it funny that you used Hook and Jurassic Park as possible gems of Speilberg. Those movies just weren't that great. Apparently a couple of Shyamalan's early movies were better than Spielberg's.

Didn't you love Lady in the Water, Shyamalan's second to latest movie?

Yeah I enjoyed it. :D
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on September 11, 2008, 07:45:28 AM
I know what you were comparing them to,I just found it funny that you used Hook and Jurassic Park as possible gems of Speilberg. Those movies just weren't that great. Apparently a couple of Shyamalan's early movies were better than Spielberg's.

And Spielberg's made not just more good, but all-time classic, movies than Shyamalan's even made total movies. I don't see where you're going with this. The point is you're comparing apples to oranges, or diamonds to glass in this case. Even comparing their "declines" is specious, Spielberg made Schindler's List just after Hook and Jurassic park. Some decline, he made the most commercially successful and most the critically successful films of the same year. Even his recent stuff is better than Shyamalan's work.

Also, Jurassic Park is a greater achievement than either of Shyamalan's "classics." Sixth Sense and Unbreakable aren't exactly fine art house cinema themselves, and certainly don't equal Jurassic Park's overall filmmaking achievements.

Even Shyamalan's ego would agree with me. Please, stop the insanity, I feel dirty just for participating in this nerdy slapfight. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on September 11, 2008, 08:03:36 AM
Irrelevant imo.

Well that's just your opinion, but it's still quite debatable in many ways. Your personal criteria for judging movie quality aren't universal.

I know what you were comparing them to.I just found it funny that you used Hook and Jurassic Park as possible gems of Speilberg. Those movies just weren't that great.

No, I don't think you know, otherwise you'd understand that I specifically mentioned Spielberg movies that could be called his biggest sell out projects (with Schindler's List as a hint that maybe the decline in quality isn't as consistent as you think, since it was made shortly after). Wasn't that your whole point in the first place, that Shyamalan was selling out like Spielberg did? When did he "sell out" more than with Hook and Jurassic Park? And really, it's not like the Sixth Sense and Unbreakable are fantastic movies. They're not too bad but I'd watch Jurassic Park over them any day. Griff's right, the comparison's just not working here. Shyamalan's been overrated since The Sixth Sense, but I think his time for glory is behind him already. Spielberg's been around since 1959. Where will Shyamalan be in 40 years?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on September 11, 2008, 08:05:01 AM
And really, it's not like the Sixth Sense and Unbreakable are fantastic movies. They're not too bad but I'd watch Jurassic Park over them any day.

Any night I'd pick Sixth Sense or Unbreakable though, the pacing would help me get to sleep. =)

I don't even think this is a matter of opinion, I know what Deci means metaphorically, but it's a terrible comparison in that even Spielberg's worst is better and more ambitious than M. Night's best.

(http://www.savetibet.org/images/images/MountEverest.jpg) vs. (http://www.thriftyfun.com/images/articles21/molehill300x199.jpg)

Compare away!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Nomad on September 11, 2008, 08:10:18 AM
  Seriously Deci.  Quit sugar coating your words and just go out and say it.  You know, the whole "OMFG SHYAMALAN'S DA SHIT!  TeH BEST IN Da World" ordeal.  Attacking a director for being a "Sell out"  it's just a poor argument period.  And of all things, Spielberg?   I'd say do some homework and learn how movie making POLICIES are into play.  But I'll give you a little hand here ok?  Movies tagged by the quote "A Steven Spielberg Film"  vs. "Directed by Steven Spielberg"  is one of them that you might wanna pay a closer look at.  Know this, if Disney decides to offer your precious Shyamalan the same amount of mula that Spielberg gets.  I assure you that Little Mermaid 3 will follow with a pretty Shyamalan name right after it.  You follow?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on September 11, 2008, 08:14:53 AM
I don't want to think that about Deci or Shyamalan. :ganishka:

Anyway, to be fair, I do understand what he meant, and being confronted about it like so escalated his point beyond what he was originally saying.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on September 11, 2008, 08:19:53 AM
Yeah, I do get his point as well. It's just that I don't think Shyamalan's got much potential left in him. I think the next few movies he'll make will really be determinant in finding out whether he can take a fresh start or will fall into mediocrity.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on September 11, 2008, 08:47:04 AM
Yeah, I do get his point as well. It's just that I don't think Shyamalan's got much potential left in him. I think the next few movies he'll make will really be determinant in finding out whether he can take a fresh start or will fall into mediocrity.

Yeah, I expect absolutely zero out of the guy going forward, so it wouldn't take much for him to impress me at this point.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on September 11, 2008, 09:56:00 AM
Yeah, I expect absolutely zero out of the guy going forward, so it wouldn't take much for him to impress me at this point.

It would be more than enough if he just gets the pace of his stories right. Seriously, whenever i watch these looong pauses inbetween the various takes, i get a feeling that there's something that was willingly omitted from his movies. At that times i'm very much on edge, waiting for some silly bollywood dance acts to spring into action.
Thankfully, they have yet to come.  :chomp:

I particularly like that one statement he gave during an interview when asked about a common misconception about him: "That all my movies have twist endings, or that they're all scary. All my movies are spiritual and all have an emotional perspective."

Yeah, right...spiritual. "I can see dead people", huh?

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on September 11, 2008, 03:17:05 PM
I don't think it's fair to say the man is incapable of making as good film. Don't get me wrong, I'm not holding my breath here. But who knows where inspiration may spring from for him. I personally dislike his films but I think it boils down to a matter if taste. Even if he's inspired others to one day create in the future, then god bless I suppose.
When I think about it, making 1 movie is an accomplishment in and of itself.

But I won't lie, every time I see his name pop in the previews I say out loud, "Wonder what kinda fucked up ending this one'll have." Because for me that's all his movies are to me; an entire set up to one mind-fuck at the end.

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: avidwriter on September 11, 2008, 03:45:51 PM
I thought this was a topic about movies that didn't come out yet? Seems it got a little off track.

I can't seem to think of the next movie I'd go see in the theatre since summer is over and nothing looks interesting till probably next year.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on September 11, 2008, 03:56:25 PM
Seems it got a little off track.

Yeah I think that's my fault. Anyways I'm still looking forward to both The Spirit and Punisher War Zone.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/thespirit/ The Spirit looks a little too over stylised in the second trailer and is Samuel L Jackson wearing a Nazi uniform? Why does that not seem right?

http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/punisherwarzone/ At least this time I might get the gruesome Punisher movie I've been waiting for. Either way this can't be nearly as bad as the 2004 movie.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on September 11, 2008, 04:08:45 PM
Yea man The Spirit looks badass. Me an my friend just watched the trailer last night and were blown away. I also watched an interview with Sam Jackson and Jamie King and they both seemed really excited and passionate about the project. Their enthusiasm made me excited
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on September 11, 2008, 04:41:49 PM
http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/thespirit/ The Spirit looks a little too over stylised in the second trailer and is Samuel L Jackson wearing a Nazi uniform? Why does that not seem right?

But... but... Why isn't the Octopus just staying in the shadows with only his gloves shown? Samuel L. Jackson looks ridiculous shooting machine guns in that second trailer. The film looks cool aesthetically speaking but I'm not going to see it with the way they're treating the villain.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/punisherwarzone/ At least this time I might get the gruesome Punisher movie I've been waiting for. Either way this can't be nearly as bad as the 2004 movie.

Mmmh yeah I'm torn on this one. Don't really know what to think anymore after all the shit that's come out.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on September 11, 2008, 06:05:55 PM
But... but... Why isn't the Octopus just staying in the shadows with only his gloves shown? Samuel L. Jackson looks ridiculous shooting machine guns in that second trailer. The film looks cool aesthetically speaking but I'm not going to see it with the way they're treating the villain.

Samuel L Jackson looks like some sort of weird transvestite in this movie. Much like you said everything else looks good.

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Mmmh yeah I'm torn on this one. Don't really know what to think anymore after all the shit that's come out.

Yeah, the last one they tried to make was terrible. Hell that last movie barely was a Punisher movie. It took place in florida, was entirely too sunny and non-violent. The only thing making it a Punisher movie was just the skull on his shirt.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on September 11, 2008, 07:29:54 PM
Actually that's debatable (both movies rely heavily on the twist at the end, and I doubt any of them will be remembered in 10 years like Jurassic Park is today), but you might want to re-read my post and see that I wasn't comparing Hook and Jurassic Park to Shyamalan's so-called masterpieces but to his future "sell out" projects.

Didn't you love Lady in the Water, Shyamalan's second to latest movie?

I will agree with the idea that Shymalan's movies are not that great (I loved signs however, but only for the first 2 times I saw it.) but the Sixth Sense has been out for almost a decade now, so do you mean another ten years from now?

EDIT: I posted this without reading all the way down, so now I feel like an ass for taking this right back off track so I'll add that I've heard that Tobey Maguire is coming back as Spiderman, that there will be a separate venom movie and that the director of the Spidey films is working on two movies, one the next Spiderman film and the other possibly being the aforementioned Venom flick.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on September 11, 2008, 08:39:42 PM
that there will be a separate venom movie and that the director of the Spidey films is working on two movies, one the next Spiderman film and the other possibly being the aforementioned Venom flick.
Sounds like BS. From what I remember around the release of the third movie, Raimi reportedly didn't even want to include Venom, but did so out of pressure from fans, studio etc. Why would he then take on a full-on Venom project?

Good to hear that Tobey will apparently be back on track. It really wouldn't be the same without him on board.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on September 11, 2008, 09:15:09 PM
I will agree with the idea that Shymalan's movies are not that great (I loved signs however, but only for the first 2 times I saw it.) but the Sixth Sense has been out for almost a decade now, so do you mean another ten years from now?

Yeah, because Jurassic Park's from 1993, so I meant after an equally long time had passed. I seemed to remember The Sixth Sense being a little more recent than 1999 though, so make that 6 years instead I guess.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on September 11, 2008, 10:32:25 PM
Sounds like BS. From what I remember around the release of the third movie, Raimi reportedly didn't even want to include Venom, but did so out of pressure from fans, studio etc. Why would he then take on a full-on Venom project?

Good to hear that Tobey will apparently be back on track. It really wouldn't be the same without him on board.

http://www.themovieblog.com/2008/07/sony-moves-forward-on-venom (http://www.themovieblog.com/2008/07/sony-moves-forward-on-venom)

So according to this it seems that Marvel wants to do one thing, while Sony wants to have another but has the rights to any movies made.  That I find to be pretty messed up since Spiderman and Venom are both Marvel owned characters.  It is trying to do what X-men origins is supposed to do for X-men but instead for Spiderman, basically revitalized the movie franchise.

Some of my friends got on me for this before but I'll just throw it out there: we all know Topher Grace was a horrible Eddie Brock and an even worse Venom, but how about Jason Statham as Eddie Brock and Venom.  I'm mentally preparing to get flamed but I think its a good idea so let fly.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on September 12, 2008, 12:43:34 AM
Some of my friends got on me for this before but I'll just throw it out there: we all know Topher Grace was a horrible Eddie Brock and an even worse Venom, but how about Jason Statham as Eddie Brock and Venom.  I'm mentally preparing to get flamed but I think its a good idea so let fly.

Anyone would have been a better Eddie Brock then Topher Greace. He didn't have eddies build or really come off as venom.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Nomad on September 12, 2008, 07:49:45 AM
  Sooo... don 't mean to start a fire here on this one.  But this was on E news this past weekend, and frankly, IF this is true, it will be fun follow through.  Granted, some of us have read the whole LOTR gossip and news going around, but for the sake of this thread, let's just stick to this links news.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/jan/31/news3
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on September 12, 2008, 11:41:28 AM
Kind of old news on the rumor mill, cool that it's confirmed. I've always enjoyed The Hobbit far more than LOTR, so I look forward to this, because it doesn't take itself so goddamned seriously.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on September 12, 2008, 04:40:11 PM
  Sooo... don 't mean to start a fire here on this one.  But this was on E news this past weekend, and frankly, IF this is true, it will be fun follow through.  Granted, some of us have read the whole LOTR gossip and news going around, but for the sake of this thread, let's just stick to this links news.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/jan/31/news3


This is great news. Can't wait to see Del Toros take on TLOTR fantasy world.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on September 12, 2008, 08:49:55 PM
Can't wait for the Hobbit, and I agree with Walter, I liked it more than LOTR.

Interestingly, going over to Terminator 4 for a sec, Arnold was seen on set! And he wasn't just stopping by to say hello, apparently they're going to do some kind of movie magic and have his face plastered on this new muscle man's body, and he's doing voice overs as well. That's great news.

Anyone would have been a better Eddie Brock then Topher Greace. He didn't have eddies build or really come off as venom.

Well don't get your hopes up, rumor is they want to keep Topher Grace for some messed up reason beyond understanding.. even though he was supposed to be dead at the end of Spidey 3.

Oh and regarding regarding the Spirit, does Samuel L. really have to be in like 90% of hollywood movies released these days? I love the guy and all, but it's getting to be a bit too much for my liking.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on September 12, 2008, 09:24:07 PM
Oh and regarding regarding the Spirit, does Samuel L. really have to be in like 90% of hollywood movies released these days? I love the guy and all, but it's getting to be a bit too much for my liking.

I'm with you on that one
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on September 12, 2008, 10:19:46 PM
apparently they're going to do some kind of movie magic and have his face plastered on this new muscle man's body, and he's doing voice overs as well. That's great news.
Really? Cause that sounds kind of dumb and hokey. I honestly don't see the point in that.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on September 12, 2008, 10:29:30 PM
Add me to list of people who prefer The Hobbit to LOTR, though I'm not excited over a film adaptation, and rather Jackson do it for the sake of completeness. But hey, like the book, could be fun.

Really? Cause that sounds kind of dumb and hokey. I honestly don't see the point in that.

Sounds like it totally fits the movie then. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on September 13, 2008, 05:17:51 AM
Add me to list of people who prefer The Hobbit to LOTR, though I'm not excited over a film adaptation, and rather Jackson do it for the sake of completeness. But hey, like the book, could be fun.

Blasphemers!  :miura:
Can't wait for the Hobbit, and I agree with Walter, I liked it more than LOTR.

Interestingly, going over to Terminator 4 for a sec, Arnold was seen on set! And he wasn't just stopping by to say hello, apparently they're going to do some kind of movie magic and have his face plastered on this new muscle man's body, and he's doing voice overs as well. That's great news.

That's unsettling.

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Well don't get your hopes up, rumor is they want to keep Topher Grace for some messed up reason beyond understanding.. even though he was supposed to be dead at the end of Spidey 3.

As is this.

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Oh and regarding regarding the Spirit, does Samuel L. really have to be in like 90% of hollywood movies released these days? I love the guy and all, but it's getting to be a bit too much for my liking.

Samuel yells in response, "How's it taste muthaf#ckas!"
Well I didn't have anything insightful to add during this post, ah well.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on September 13, 2008, 10:10:33 AM
Really? Cause that sounds kind of dumb and hokey. I honestly don't see the point in that.

Yep, and that's why it's not true.


I read the Hobbit and enjoyed it, although with some reservations. On LOTR i couldn't get pass the first third of the second book. Too boring.
My favourite Tolkien is by far The Silmarillion. It's so epic and more mature than the rest of his stuff. Well it seemed that way to me when i read it in my teens (i was probably 14)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on September 13, 2008, 04:14:49 PM
I love all of Tolkien works. The Hobbit is a great read because its short, simple and the way the narration is makes me laugh. I like TLOTR 's trilogy equally but for different reasons. It' much more epic and serious, though it does tend to get a little boring.  Tolkien wasn't that great of an action writer and so though battles weren't anything fun to read.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on September 13, 2008, 06:08:17 PM
Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" sounds interesting, starring Mickey Rourke.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on September 13, 2008, 08:04:20 PM
<3 Aronofsky, will have to look into that. :D

Yep, and that's why it's not true.

Well we don't know that, though I should've mentioned that it's a "rumor", since there hasn't been an official announcement outside of "we're trying to get arnold in it in some way, but we aren't going to answer how" kind of response.

This was my source for the other material.

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I should make it clear, i have varous contacts in WB and from what i've been told the fans are in for a treat. The premise of Arnie's involvement is to have a fully rendered digital face of Arnie replacing the recently cast Roland Kickinger (The Younger version of Arnie). It seems the Director Mc G will in no doubt try all he can to ensure the Governator has some sort of involvement and as a result Arnold was on set providing key ADR (Voice over) for the visual effects guys to reference during post production. You have to remember, Arnold's commitments are preventing his return to the movie business and this seems the best logical way to ensure his involvement.
http://www.latinoreview.com/news/the-dark-knight-meets-mr-freeze-5357 (http://www.latinoreview.com/news/the-dark-knight-meets-mr-freeze-5357)

Apparently the contact has been reliable in the past, so we'll see. I have a hard time imagining a Terminator without Ahhhnold.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on September 14, 2008, 04:39:15 AM
I love all of Tolkien works. The Hobbit is a great read because its short, simple and the way the narration is makes me laugh. I like TLOTR 's trilogy equally but for different reasons. It' much more epic and serious, though it does tend to get a little boring.  Tolkien wasn't that great of an action writer and so though battles weren't anything fun to read.

LOTR is not a trilogy.

Deci, latinoreview is not to be trusted. Their rumors are usually false. Recently it was the bogus pg-13 Punisher rumor.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on September 14, 2008, 05:02:41 AM
Go see Burn After Reading. Everyone.


More on that later.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on September 14, 2008, 06:48:01 AM
Go see Burn After Reading. Everyone.

Agreed, it's awesome. :serpico:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on September 14, 2008, 11:23:42 AM
Deci, latinoreview is not to be trusted. Their rumors are usually false. Recently it was the bogus pg-13 Punisher rumor.

Hell only 1/20th of the rumors they start ever come true, but after the pg13 Punisher rumor [this is of course after the redband trailer came out] I find it hard that anyone believes them.

Go see Burn After Reading. Everyone.

I tried to see that yesterday, but my brother wouldn't go. What should I do?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on September 14, 2008, 03:12:55 PM
I tried to see that yesterday, but my brother wouldn't go. What should I do?
Go by yourself.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on September 14, 2008, 03:14:03 PM
Go by yourself.

No, that's just depressing.  :griff:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on September 14, 2008, 03:15:17 PM
Suck it up.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on September 14, 2008, 03:23:17 PM
Suck it up.

Well sense you put it that way, maybe I will.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Cronus on September 14, 2008, 04:19:20 PM
Go see Burn After Reading. Everyone.


More on that later.

So, I'm hearing that this movie is the new Big Lebowski.  To me even saying that is sacreligious, but I am curious if you or anyone who has seen it believes this is warranted.

I'm going to see it soon either way, but anything to help move the discussion along and away from Shyamalan.  :chomp:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on September 14, 2008, 07:02:21 PM
I love the Coen bro's movies, but this new one Burn After Reading looks terrible, but I'm just basing that on the commercial teaser for it.  Despite such a great line of movies, the Coens have put out a few that I just couldn't stand.  I'll always stand by my theory that Barton Fink is their greatest creation, though.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on September 14, 2008, 08:11:24 PM
I love the Coen bro's movies, but this new one Burn After Reading looks terrible, but I'm just basing that on the commercial teaser for it.  Despite such a great line of movies, the Coens have put out a few that I just couldn't stand.  I'll always stand by my theory that Barton Fink is their greatest creation, though.
Big Lebowski is their greatest work, no question. It's my favorite comedy though, so Im a bit biased. Now, Burn after reading looks great and I look forward to it.

But I can't imagine basing one of their movies off a trailer. The Big Lebowski one was really unreliable. Either way, I enjoyed the Burn After Reading trailer.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on September 15, 2008, 12:42:30 AM
The pacing is tight and quick throughout. When it was over, and I left the theater, I was convinced the movie was only 30 minutes. It's really quite a feat to make a film where the passage of time is not noticed; it was that enjoyable.
The laughter builds as the film progresses, too. It's not terribly concerned with being a laugh riot right away. The last scene/conversation, however, is brilliant. And completely earned.
If you compare this to Big Lewbowski, and honestly expect something like that, you might be disappointed. It's definitely different; it just feels different.

It's probably not for everyone, but it was definitely for me.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on September 15, 2008, 01:11:45 AM
Big Lebowski is their greatest work, no question. It's my favorite comedy though, so Im a bit biased. Now, Burn after reading looks great and I look forward to it.

But I can't imagine basing one of their movies off a trailer. The Big Lebowski one was really unreliable. Either way, I enjoyed the Burn After Reading trailer.

Big Lebowski is great, no doubt, but I prefer their darker films.  That's one reason I don't really like how Burn After Reading looks, I have seen all their films despite being turned off by some, and plan and seeing Burn After Reading at some point as well.  I just don't like their style a lot of the time, especially with their comedies.  Burn After Reading seems like one that I will dislike, I get that feeling after watching 3 seconds of the commercial.  I won't entirely base my opinion off a trailer, but I'm also not gonna run to the theater immediately over this one as well.  Hell, I really hope when I do see it, my instincts are proved wrong and it's another of their greats.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: handsome rakshas on September 15, 2008, 04:28:41 AM
I'll have to agree and say Burn After Reading was not for everyone but if you like weird quirky comedies you should go see it. I thought everyone who starred in the film did a fantastic job, especially Brad Pitt. I was probably the only one in the audience who was not constantly checking the time on their cell phones. Hell, a few people actually got up and left during it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on September 15, 2008, 04:45:49 AM
An old couple after leaving the theater:
"That's one of the worst movies I've ever seen."
"Yeah, that's the last time Frank's allowed to pick the movie."
 :ganishka:

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: handsome rakshas on September 15, 2008, 04:52:48 AM
An old couple after leaving the theater:
"That's one of the worst movies I've ever seen."
"Yeah, that's the last time Frank's allowed to pick the movie."
 :ganishka:



Hey don't hate on Frank, he has good taste. If it was up to the old lady they would have went to go see Mama Mia or some shit.

 By the way has anyone seen Darjeeling Limited? I was going to watch that later and wanted to know if it was cool or not. I'm not expecting another masterpiece like Life Aquatic but I'll give it a shot.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on September 15, 2008, 05:02:42 AM
By the way has anyone seen Darjeeling Limited? I was going to watch that later and wanted to know if it was cool or not. I'm not expecting another masterpiece like Life Aquatic but I'll give it a shot.
Hmmm, I need to see it again. I want to see it again. My friends all seemed to really connect with it, I didn't. I felt there was something that I missed, or perhaps it was missing something. Of course, at the time, I was incredibly excited about it; it was among a host of films last year that were highly anticipated.
I'd seen the short film Hotel Chevalier a month or two before I saw the movie and that only made me more anticipatory. The short film (which can be found online and at iTunes) I thought was the best thing that this Anderson had done. I loved Life Aquatic to my bones, but Darjeeling left me cold, and that made me sad.
But recently I've felt a strong need to see it again. Perhaps this time I'll be more receptive to it than before.

I don't really know what else to say about it right now that wouldn't possibly ruin some aspect of it for you. The short film should play before the movie on DVD (as it did in theaters), so maybe you should wait to see it with the film, instead of as a separate entity (though they do certainly feel like it).
I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: handsome rakshas on September 15, 2008, 06:10:54 AM
I just finished watching Hotel Chevalier and it was just beautiful. I loved how vibrant the room looked and I loved all the knick-knacks that decorated it. The nudes scenes with Natalie Portman were very tasteful and beautiful, I liked the pose she took when she was leaning on the dresser and how he put the robe on her in slow motion. The thing that shook me the most was the last song that was played, "Where do you go to (My Lovely)". I'm going to have to go grab that song, it was wonderful. I can't wait too see the whole movie Green, I'm going to watch it when I have nothing else to distract me so I can sink it in properly. Thanks!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on September 15, 2008, 10:58:24 AM
I just finished watching Hotel Chevalier and it was just beautiful. I loved how vibrant the room looked and I loved all the knick-knacks that decorated it. The nudes scenes with Natalie Portman were very tasteful and beautiful
Yes I particularly found her ASS beautiful during the BLOWJOB scene  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on September 15, 2008, 11:25:23 AM
Yes I particularly found her ASS beautiful during the BLOWJOB scene  :ganishka:

I just skipped the movie and looked at her ass, it's ok not the best I've seen.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on September 15, 2008, 04:55:10 PM
http://movies.ign.com/articles/910/910067p1.html

Vin is returning for another XxX movie.  Poor Vin. He just can't stay away. Just when he thought he was out... they PULL HIM BACK IN.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: royoak on September 17, 2008, 02:00:57 AM
Land of the Lost (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457400/)

Ah, sweet childhood memories.

http://personal.linkline.com/enik1138/images/enik_and_will_ferrell.jpg (http://personal.linkline.com/enik1138/images/enik_and_will_ferrell.jpg)
Is it just me, or does it look even more stupid than the original?

Update: Sigmund and the Sea monsters (http://movieblog.ugo.com/index.php/movieblog/more/sigmund_and_the_sea_monsters_the_movie/)
Jesus, seems like Hollywood has found another old dust covered box with ideas they could recycle.
 :schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on September 17, 2008, 02:24:56 AM
How about a remake of the Last Starfighter?  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on September 18, 2008, 01:50:54 AM
Official trailer for Synecdoche, New York:

http://video.yahoo.com/watch/3530122/9776092

Lookin' good.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on September 19, 2008, 12:17:09 AM
Official trailer for Synecdoche, New York:

http://video.yahoo.com/watch/3530122/9776092

Lookin' good.

Yea that looks good. Can't wait.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0893499/

Inside Man 2 ? I actually enjoyed the first one so I think it's kinda cool that Spike will continue the story.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: _Noone_ on September 19, 2008, 09:43:28 PM
Any news on Outlander reaching the US please let me know. Ha
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on September 26, 2008, 05:45:20 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean 4! (http://www.magicalmountain.net/WDWNewsDetail.asp?page=1&NewsID=2019&type=1&tag=) I just can't wait!

:puck:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on September 26, 2008, 06:42:15 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean 4! (http://www.magicalmountain.net/WDWNewsDetail.asp?page=1&NewsID=2019&type=1&tag=) I just can't wait!

:puck:

That's a lot of terrible ideas in one announcement.  Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Cars 2 and National Treasure 3?!  Good God.  Seeing Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter sounds pretty cool, though.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on September 26, 2008, 06:56:40 PM
Seeing Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter sounds pretty cool, though.

I agree, though at this point I'm starting to feel like he's typecast to be honest. Might as well rename himself Zany Depp if it keeps going.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: avidwriter on September 26, 2008, 08:36:46 PM
Land of the Lost (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457400/)

Ah, sweet childhood memories.

http://personal.linkline.com/enik1138/images/enik_and_will_ferrell.jpg (http://personal.linkline.com/enik1138/images/enik_and_will_ferrell.jpg)
Is it just me, or does it look even more stupid than the original?


IMO Any project that includes Will Ferrell is auto-fail. I hate everything he has done even most of his SNL stuff. He's just so unfunny. :chomp:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on September 27, 2008, 07:19:27 PM
I agree, though at this point I'm starting to feel like he's typecast to be honest. Might as well rename himself Zany Depp if it keeps going.
I guarantee he'll be playing Willy Wonka again. Fucking lame. :schierke:

I personally think they should've cast Tom Petty. :carcus:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5H0wUo37RY
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on September 28, 2008, 12:02:50 AM
At the moment I'm looking forward to Appaloosa and the writer of City of God's new movie, Elite Squad.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on September 29, 2008, 07:01:14 AM
yea I just heard about Appaloosa. looks cool. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800308/

I love westerns but havn't seen a recent good one in ages. Love this cast though so it could be something.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on September 29, 2008, 07:21:39 AM
I love westerns but havn't seen a recent good one in ages.

The genre isn't exactly thriving.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on September 30, 2008, 04:05:47 PM
Life Aquatic was so great, so quotable. Darjeeling just isn't. It's good. But doesn't have the thing Life did.
Edit: After thinking about, in the opening scene we see Bill Murray (Hooray). A reminder of what made Anderson's last film so good. Then, he misses the train! He's outrun by Stretch. We get Stretch instead of Murray. That's just meh.

3:10 to Yuma is a good western outing IMO. Particularly the music.

Synedoche is def something that peaked my interest. Hoffman looked especially suited for what the trailer made him out to be.

Pirates 4? ...really? How much more insane-back stabbing, plot twisting madness is going to go down in this one? The Quest to Save Will Turner? No more.

Inside Man 2?              ... $...   Spike probably wants his new summer home to be on an island.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on September 30, 2008, 04:30:31 PM
Inside Man 2?              ... $...   Spike probably wants his new summer home to be on an island.

I didn't like Inside Man as it was, but I find it very hard they would be able to make a sequel out of it. Not that it's going to be good.  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Psymont 2.0 on October 01, 2008, 04:12:32 AM
:ganishka:

Man, I haven't heard of M. Night Shyamalan for a while.  I had completely forgotten about him.  Did Lady In the Water ever turn out to be good?  He's also making a live action movie based on Avatar: The Last Airbender.

I just finished watching all of Avatar... that show was surprisingly amazing
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on October 04, 2008, 12:18:45 AM
Okay so apparently the Dragonball trailer is out.

check out http://dbthemovie.com/ (http://dbthemovie.com/)

I only post it for those who simply can't hold back their curiosity, for all others I strongly suggest to simply forget this ever happened. Truly sad.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on October 04, 2008, 12:39:03 PM
Okay so apparently the Dragonball trailer is out.

check out http://dbthemovie.com/ (http://dbthemovie.com/)

I only post it for those who simply can't hold back their curiosity, for all others I strongly suggest to simply forget this ever happened. Truly sad.

Hahaha, you know I can't even get pissed or feel a sense of betrayal with what they're doing, because it just doesn't look like Dragon Ball at all. It's so loosely based that it seems practically unrelated to me.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on October 04, 2008, 03:10:06 PM
Hahaha, you know I can't even get pissed or feel a sense of betrayal with what they're doing, because it just doesn't look like Dragon Ball at all. It's so loosely based that it seems practically unrelated to me.

Right? I take back comparing this to the MK films, atleast that resembled the source material. This on the other hand should be straight to dvd B-movie bargain bin.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on October 04, 2008, 07:34:01 PM
Quote
    Is Roshi true to the manga character? “Yes, somewhat,” said director James Wong. “We kept his main features, like his humor. But in the manga Roshi is a true sexual pervert, which wouldn’t work in a family film. So we removed that part of the character.”

    “I discovered that Dragonball had such a rich universe that it would take several films to cover all of its treasures. My goal with this movie is not to convince existing fans that Dragonball is great, they already know this, but to give a new audience. More adults, as I was a neophyte myself before discovering the manga!”

Well he's sure going to give the existing fans a good reason to change their minds. I doubt you'll see any old DB fans running around yelling "DB rocks!" for a long, long while.

Also, I'm actually impressed that they managed to find the one of the few people in the world who aren't familiar with DB to direct the movie. That couldn't be easy.

Quote
Hahaha, you know I can't even get pissed or feel a sense of betrayal with what they're doing, because it just doesn't look like Dragon Ball at all. It's so loosely based that it seems practically unrelated to me.

I actually read a while back that the actors had to convince the director to let them where uniforms even resembling those worn in the manga. I wish they hadn't, they could've changed the name of the movie and no one would've known it was a DB movie, maybe inspired by DB, but that's it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vaxillus on October 05, 2008, 04:29:00 AM
That sad attempt at a Goku has to have one of the worst haircuts in history.  It's like they just sludged gel all over his head and had a camel suck on it for a while.

At least they could have gotten the Wachowski brothers to do this.  If nothing else, they could have made it into a true LSD trip like Speed Racer.  (I swear that movie will give me a siezure one day)  Instead it looked like they were actually trying to make the movie serious, which just baffles me.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on October 05, 2008, 11:11:33 AM
Just another ho-hum wire-fu action flick.  I'll pass.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on October 05, 2008, 12:18:52 PM
Okay so apparently the Dragonball trailer is out.

check out http://dbthemovie.com/ (http://dbthemovie.com/)

I only post it for those who simply can't hold back their curiosity, for all others I strongly suggest to simply forget this ever happened. Truly sad.

It looks worse than i could ever imagine.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Psymont 2.0 on October 08, 2008, 02:54:04 PM
this movie looks like it is going to be just as true to the series as the mario bros movie...
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on October 09, 2008, 07:34:01 PM
Creating Dr. Manhattan

http://video.scifi.com/player/?id=729141

Face expressions? Did i missed something, or as far as i remember he is pretty much stoic the whole novel.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on October 09, 2008, 08:52:16 PM
Face expressions? Did i missed something, or as far as i remember he is pretty much stoic the whole novel.

Yeah, he's got some more diverse facial expressions at some points (when he's emotionally distressed for example).
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on October 12, 2008, 08:37:30 PM
New trailer out for Valkyrie.

http://valkyrie.unitedartists.com/ (http://valkyrie.unitedartists.com/)

Also, I'm probably sicker than anyone else of vampire movies, but this actually looks pretty cool. http://www.lettherightoneinmovie.com/ (http://www.lettherightoneinmovie.com/)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on October 30, 2008, 05:28:19 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1166827/

Zeitgeist
I just watched this. Very, very frightening documentary about the evolution of humanity.  If you can handle all the conspiracy theories it is interesting and one of the better documentaries I've seen in a while.

Btw anyone seen Religulous? I'm really looking forward to that one.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on October 31, 2008, 02:56:19 PM
Boondock Saints 2:All Saints Day.
I was going to make a dedicated thread. But until I see a trailer and other stuff.. well what's the point.
Here's a link to some info and two clips of filming/ interview.
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2008/10/boondock-saints-2-begins-shooting.html
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on October 31, 2008, 05:35:22 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0831887/
THe Spirit comes out 12-25

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0421715/

New david fincher film out on 12-25

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0887261/

and of course they are remaking Hellraiser
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on October 31, 2008, 07:23:49 PM
Boondock Saints 2:All Saints Day.
I was going to make a dedicated thread. But until I see a trailer and other stuff.. well what's the point.
Here's a link to some info and two clips of filming/ interview.
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2008/10/boondock-saints-2-begins-shooting.html

Ugh, he should never have been given a second chance.......
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on October 31, 2008, 07:32:20 PM
Boondock Saints 2:All Saints Day.
I was going to make a dedicated thread. But until I see a trailer and other stuff.. well what's the point.
Here's a link to some info and two clips of filming/ interview.
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2008/10/boondock-saints-2-begins-shooting.html

And psuedo-hipsters and closet gays everywhere CHEER with GLEE!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on October 31, 2008, 07:38:36 PM
Clint's voice on the new Grand Torino trailer reminded me alot of Batman. I immediately pictured him as an old Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Returns.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on October 31, 2008, 07:40:13 PM
Boondock Saints 2:All Saints Day.
I was going to make a dedicated thread. But until I see a trailer and other stuff.. well what's the point.
Here's a link to some info and two clips of filming/ interview.
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2008/10/boondock-saints-2-begins-shooting.html

How is Taco Bell bad for you, but this isn't?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on October 31, 2008, 07:44:03 PM
How is Taco Bell bad for you, but this isn't?

Well I never said anything about this not being bad for me. After all I hate religious based mumbo jumbo, boondock saints is no different. I just posted this because no else had brought it up yet.
Besides imo I was right about Taco Bell. If I remember correctly Guts_intestines proved my point. :troll:

Edit. I think the greatest part is that Rocco is coming back. From the dead. No seriously wtf is up with that.  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on October 31, 2008, 09:43:33 PM
(http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/898/898400/conan-the-barbarian-pka-king-conan-crown-of-iron-20080813033041103.jpg)
Good Luck Replacing Ahhhnold!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on October 31, 2008, 09:57:48 PM
(http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/898/898400/conan-the-barbarian-pka-king-conan-crown-of-iron-20080813033041103.jpg)
Good Luck Replacing Ahhhnold!

Nooooooooo!!!!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on October 31, 2008, 10:04:52 PM
Is this the Wachowski-directed KING CONAN project they've talked about doing for more than a decade?

I can see it now: ZAC EFRON is CONAN.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on October 31, 2008, 10:12:11 PM
Is this the Wachowski-directed KING CONAN project they've talked about doing for more than a decade?

I can see it now: ZAC EFRON is CONAN.

Sounds like a plan. :carcus:

http://www.movieeye.com/celebrity_addresses/upl_images/scans/59106/Zac_Efron-r238139.jpg

Actually it's apparently Brett Ratner? :troll:

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on October 31, 2008, 10:17:27 PM
Is this the Wachowski-directed KING CONAN project they've talked about doing for more than a decade?

I can see it now: ZAC EFRON is CONAN.

Yes and no. Here's the article I got the pic from:

http://movies.ign.com/articles/898/898400p1.html (http://movies.ign.com/articles/898/898400p1.html)

They say they want a more true, more dark, movie than the original. They said the Conan in the original movies was portrayed a wussy. But honestly how you replace the Govinator with someone more badass is beyond me.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on October 31, 2008, 10:19:50 PM
Yes and no. Here's the article I got the pic from:

http://movies.ign.com/articles/898/898400p1.html (http://movies.ign.com/articles/898/898400p1.html)

They say they want a more true, more dark, movie than the original. They said the Conan in the original movies was portrayed a wussy. But honestly how you replace the Govinator with someone more badass is beyond me.

My article is newer.  :judo:
http://www.dreadcentral.com/story/exclusive-brett-ratner-considering-conan
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on November 01, 2008, 01:00:05 AM
Yes and no. Here's the article I got the pic from:

http://movies.ign.com/articles/898/898400p1.html (http://movies.ign.com/articles/898/898400p1.html)

They say they want a more true, more dark, movie than the original. They said the Conan in the original movies was portrayed a wussy. But honestly how you replace the Govinator with someone more badass is beyond me.

A "wussy"? He punched a fuckin camel while drunk! He bit the chunk of a scavenger while it was eating his flesh! How manly is that? I don't count the second movie because Milius wasn't involved. And King Conan was being written at some point by him. Therefor i refuse to watch someone else's adaptation of the character.
For me Conan the Barbarian is one of the best movies ever, the atmosphere and music are so good that i sometimes imagine that there is no dialogue in the whole film (not that it would matter anyway).
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on November 01, 2008, 03:29:35 AM
I just got back from Zach and Miri make a porno. I'll admit I was excited about seeing it at first but when I found out it was directed by Kevin Smith I almost didn't go. I'm glad I did though. It was really funny. The humor is in your face, gross out stuff with so much foul language it made clerks seem like chucky cheese. I couldn't believe how much they got away with in an R- rated movie. You got full frontal female nudity, full frontal male nudity, and ...poop...in the face. It's really sick, but short and funny and fits in well with the other Seth rogan films nicely.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on November 01, 2008, 02:01:42 PM
I also saw it last night. Overall I was underwhelmed, and felt Elizabeth Banks ruined the whole movie because she couldn't convey a realistic emotion in any of the major scenes. Seth Rogan felt out of place, even though the role was written for him. After we got back, we watched the original Clerks and wondered at how the mighty have fallen... so far. I give it a 6/10.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on November 01, 2008, 02:25:11 PM
6/10. Rly?   I was looking forward to it.        I'm gonna  check it out and see what's what
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on November 01, 2008, 02:45:38 PM
I also saw it last night. Overall I was underwhelmed, and felt Elizabeth Banks ruined the whole movie because she couldn't convey a realistic emotion in any of the major scenes. Seth Rogan felt out of place, even though the role was written for him. After we got back, we watched the original Clerks and wondered at how the mighty have fallen... so far. I give it a 6/10.

Well yea I deff agree that Smith has lost all originality. His latest string of movies are just horrible compared to Clerks and Chasing Amy.  Zach and Miri wasn't a bad movie, just bad by Kevin Smiths standereds...from 91-94.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on November 01, 2008, 06:53:16 PM
Speaking of Kevin Smith, his weight seems to be all he can speak about:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2008/10/kevin-smith-say.html
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on November 01, 2008, 06:58:02 PM
Speaking of Kevin Smith, his weight seems to be all he can speak about:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2008/10/kevin-smith-say.html

Geeze, now all I want to do is work out.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on November 01, 2008, 10:39:22 PM
Holy crap! I haven't seen pictures of him for awhile, but he really let himself go. Jeez.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on November 01, 2008, 10:40:55 PM
Holy crap! I haven't seen pictures of him for awhile, but he really let himself go. Jeez.

Yeah.. he kinda doubled in width. :isidro:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on November 01, 2008, 11:09:08 PM
Speaking of Kevin Smith, his weight seems to be all he can speak about:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2008/10/kevin-smith-say.html


...wow.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on November 02, 2008, 12:57:22 AM
What the hell?!  :isidro:
Clerks 2 was only two years ago, damn that's a difference!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: avidwriter on November 02, 2008, 03:05:06 AM
What the hell?!  :isidro:
Clerks 2 was only two years ago, damn that's a difference!

Yea damn my jaw dropped open, WTF happened.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on November 13, 2008, 01:31:38 AM
http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/eo/20081111/122642340000.html
Awesome :schierke:

On a different note:
I don't think this trailer was posted .. was it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_bNDv0-ZrU
or this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhTuCOGM1Z4

I think it looks interesting, especially Gort :isidro:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Death May Die on November 13, 2008, 04:21:06 PM
I bought Kevin Smith new DVD of stand up stories. "Kevin Smith: Sold out"

Although I enjoyed it and gross as it was, he talks a lot about his penis, his ass, his wieght, and yet he does have some good stories of his strange encounters over the years. (All with his mom, wife and kids in the auidence.)

But definitely, its kinda way too much info on his body and health.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on November 14, 2008, 12:05:31 AM
New Watchmen (http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/watchmen.html?showVideo=1) trailer.

This movie will take twice as long because it is ALL IN SLOWMOTION.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on November 14, 2008, 12:32:45 AM
New Watchmen (http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/watchmen.html?showVideo=1) trailer.

This movie will take twice as long because it is ALL IN SLOWMOTION.

I liked the other trailer better but it's still just as awesome.
 :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on November 14, 2008, 12:42:13 AM
New Watchmen (http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/watchmen.html?showVideo=1) trailer.

This movie will take twice as long because it is ALL IN SLOWMOTION.

Looks like it will suffer the same pit-falls as 300.  Too bad.  Hopefully they won't add a bunch of lame scenes that were never in the original comic this time.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on November 14, 2008, 12:49:10 AM
Looks like it will suffer the same pit-falls as 300.  Too bad.  Hopefully they won't add a bunch of lame scenes that were never in the original comic this time.

... I thought 300 was awesome. Though I never read the original graphic novel. Imo it's just a matter of compromising between what works on paper and what works on the screen. Which is fine.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on November 14, 2008, 12:52:57 AM
Apparently they're not going with the ending found in the graphic novel: http://www.darkhorizons.com/news08/081107k.php (http://www.darkhorizons.com/news08/081107k.php)

As long as the movie is a good one, I'll be happy.  I know there are probably going to be some major differences found throughout, including the ending, but that's to be expected.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on November 14, 2008, 01:14:26 AM
Apparently they're not going with the ending found in the graphic novel: http://www.darkhorizons.com/news08/081107k.php (http://www.darkhorizons.com/news08/081107k.php)

As long as the movie is a good one, I'll be happy.  I know there are probably going to be some major differences found throughout, including the ending, but that's to be expected.
I agree, but my issue with Snyder is that in this interview, he refers to that original ending being a "problem" he had to deal with. Sounds like HE has the problem, not Watchmen  :puck:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on November 14, 2008, 02:05:34 AM
I agree, but my issue with Snyder is that in this interview, he refers to that original ending being a "problem" he had to deal with. Sounds like HE has the problem, not Watchmen  :puck:

Quite probable. It may be best to watch the movie with the underlying thought, "This is not Watchman, it's just inspired by it."
>_<
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on November 14, 2008, 03:36:32 AM
I agree, but my issue with Snyder is that in this interview, he refers to that original ending being a "problem" he had to deal with. Sounds like HE has the problem, not Watchmen  :puck:

I can see why he said that, what with the giant "extraterrestrial" squid, but if the content of Watchmen bothers him that much in its transition to film, maybe someone else should have made it.  Like you said, it's Snyder that has the problem, not Watchmen.

It may be best to watch the movie with the underlying thought, "This is not Watchman, it's just inspired by it." >_<

Exactly.  The graphic novel will still be here long after the film is forgotten.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on November 14, 2008, 08:35:54 AM
Looks like it will suffer the same pit-falls as 300.  Too bad.  Hopefully they won't add a bunch of lame scenes that were never in the original comic this time.

And 300 wasn't even that great. Definitely not one of Miller's best works. Yet they managed to ruin it by adding stupid shit. And now they're going to ruin Watchmen, arguably the crowning jewel of US-UK graphic novels.

... I thought 300 was awesome. Though I never read the original graphic novel. Imo it's just a matter of compromising between what works on paper and what works on the screen. Which is fine.

If you haven't even read the original then don't talk about the quality of the adaptation and what would have worked or not.

I agree, but my issue with Snyder is that in this interview, he refers to that original ending being a "problem" he had to deal with. Sounds like HE has the problem, not Watchmen  :puck:

"What they should be up in arms about are things like shooting the pregnant woman, 'God is real and he's American', whether THAT's in the movie. That's my point of view, maybe I'm crazy."

Ah so I can't be pissed about changing the unique original ending to simple boring nukes because they're keeping the pregnant woman? Am I supposed to be thankful or something? :schierke:

Quite probable. It may be best to watch the movie with the underlying thought, "This is not Watchman, it's just inspired by it."
>_<

Yeah, that's a must for every adaptation as far as I'm concerned. Still, I'm not very hopeful, even for an "inspired by" movie.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on November 14, 2008, 09:46:45 AM
Ah so I can't be pissed about changing the unique original ending to simple boring nukes because they're keeping the pregnant woman? Am I supposed to be thankful or something? :schierke:

Yeah, especially considering the point is exactly that it NOT involve nukes, and I also don't see how changing the ending doesn't change the rest of the plot as well, though I must admit I'm not using my imagination or giving them the benefit of the doubt at this point. But c'mon, fuck the story, they had to preserve all that hardcore shit so you'd go "woooh this is not a comic book movie." Because God forbid they do that, Watchmen, if anything, certainly isn't about comic books! Anyway, if you just sit back and accept anything offered to you in stupid awe, you'll have a great time. =)

BTW, what's this BS about the new ending and Dr. Manhattan; is he going to bend over and take a hundred foot dump on New York now? I think that'd be a fitting metaphor for a new ending. *PFFFFFFRRRRRRRRTTTTTT* *PLOP* The End

Oh, and so as not to be completely negative, I liked the trailer and am still looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on November 14, 2008, 10:02:22 AM
Oh, and so as not to be completely negative, I liked the trailer and am still looking forward to it.
Yeah, even despite this complete horseshit, I was thinking the same after watching the trailer again. I'll definitely be seeing this. And while I know I'll ultimately be disappointed, that doesn't mean I can't enjoy the ride TO dissapointment.  :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on November 14, 2008, 10:03:15 AM
BTW, what's this BS about the new ending and Dr. Manhattan; is he going to bend over and take a hundred foot dump on New York now? I think that'd be a fitting metaphor for a new ending. *PFFFFFFRRRRRRRRTTTTTT* *PLOP* The End

Yeah, what's this talk about his special power or energy or whatever? Is he going to be the "bad guy" now instead of failing to stop it from happening? My, I just can't wait for this movie.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on November 14, 2008, 07:38:59 PM
If you haven't even read the original then don't talk about the quality of the adaptation and what would have worked or not.

Your entitled to your opinion. I still think it was one of the better movies of 2006. And it's only common sense that a comic will not transfer to the screen perfectly. That goes for just about any adaption from one medium to another. Anyone who expects otherwise is deluding themselves.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on November 14, 2008, 07:57:26 PM
Your entitled to your opinion.

And you're not entitled to talk about stuff you don't know about. You don't know what the changes were so why even pretend you have something relevant to say about it? Whether you liked the movie or not isn't the point.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Lithrael on November 14, 2008, 08:43:05 PM
And it's only common sense that a comic will not transfer to the screen perfectly. That goes for just about any adaption from one medium to another.

I always loved the adaptation of The Maxx though.  That was faithful as hell and imo it came out great.

On the other end of the spectrum we have Tank Girl.  Much like you and The 300, I do like the Tank Girl movie quite a lot...  It's dumb and fun and I have a crush on Lori Petty...  but if you've ever laid eyes on the Tank Girl comics you know that, as an adaptation, the movie is complete and utter balls.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on November 14, 2008, 08:51:58 PM
Your entitled to your opinion. I still think it was one of the better movies of 2006. And it's only common sense that a comic will not transfer to the screen perfectly. That goes for just about any adaption from one medium to another. Anyone who expects otherwise is deluding themselves.

If you liked 300 the movie so much, why haven't you read the comic?  This is the problem.  Most people that see these comic-adaptation movies, haven't even read the original comics.  It's good in a way because it gives the originals exposure, many people will buy the comic because they saw and liked the film.  But it could also turn a lot of people off to reading Watchmen, as had also happened with 300 (most my friends didn't really like the film, so they figured why bother with the comic.)  Special effects and slow-motion every five seconds just won't cut it to make people actually read the book.  Sad as it is, the movie-going population is much much larger than the comic/book reading population.  I guess people figure that they don't mind investing two-three hours for a movie, but they don't want to spend a lot of time on one story.  I know people who love the BERSERK anime, but won't bother reading the manga because it's too long.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on November 14, 2008, 09:42:28 PM
That's the thing, one would like to think that the book's legacy will live on long after the movie's hype is forgotten, but it's usually the other way around. 300 is now chiefly known as a movie based on a comic book, not as a comic book. That's why people will, and should be upset, be upset by such changes, because this movie is now going to become what "Watchmen" is defined as in our culture.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on November 14, 2008, 10:13:02 PM
And you're not entitled to talk about stuff you don't know about. You don't know what the changes were so why even pretend you have something relevant to say about it? Whether you liked the movie or not isn't the point.

I'm entitled to whatever opinion I choose and my comment was completely relevant. I fail to see what the problem is with accepting the fact that compromises are usually made during transitions between mediums. Or with stating that sometimes the end result can still be good in and of itself. Take the LOTR trilogy and the Count of Monte Cristo (Caviezel) for examples. Good films but hardly great adaptions.
Comics are not as limited by budgets or time constraints. A comic can have multiple volumes while a movie usually has to deal with the content being squeezed into a single film. An artist is only limited by his/her imagination and ability to draw while in a film they have to deal with the fact that CGI generally sticks out like a sore thumb.

If you liked 300 the movie so much, why haven't you read the comic? 

I hardly have the time to go chasing around comic book stores in the hopes that they have the material. Nor do I have the money to invest in multiple comic selections.

as an adaptation, the movie is complete and utter balls.

I think your comment nailed the problem on the head. I thought 300 was a good movie. Not a good adaption. There's a major difference.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on November 14, 2008, 10:20:56 PM
I'm entitled to whatever opinion I choose and my comment was completely relevant.

No it wasn't. As for your opinion: http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/study_38_percent_of_people (http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/study_38_percent_of_people)

I fail to see what the problem is with accepting the fact that compromises are usually made during transitions between mediums.

Why do you think anybody needs to hear obvious generalities when aufond mentioned problems inherent to the adaptation of 300 in the first place, problems you can't possibly know about without having read the original material? You're far too presumptuous.

I hardly have the time to go chasing around comic book stores in the hopes that they have the material. Nor do I have the money to invest in multiple comic selections.

I'm pretty sure it's in most stores really, and it's a rather short book as well. Amazon.com has it for under $20. It's up to you though.

I think your comment nailed the problem on the head. I thought 300 was a good movie. Not a good adaption. There's a major difference.

Unlike Lith, you can't tell whether it's a good adaptation or not since you haven't read the original.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on November 14, 2008, 10:34:27 PM
I thought 300 was a good movie. Not a good adaption. There's a major difference.
Seriously man, this comment holds utterly no merit since by your own admission you have not read the source material. Do you see the problem now?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on November 14, 2008, 10:35:32 PM
I'm a bit torn on whether i should risk to watch Max Payne. I mean later on, when it's available on DVD/BR-D or whatever and one of my friends actually ends up buying that thing. I wouldn't want to pay money for it anyway now, would i?
The problem is, i'm actually quite fond of the games and i don't want to ruin some good memories. To give you an impression of what i'm talking about here.....i saw the "Hitman" movie...urrrghh. I'm sacrificed, branded and doomed..it would seem.
Rottentomatoes has some really vocal impressions listed for this one. Meh, it's probably best to leave that one for seriously messed up evenings.

Other than that, i'm still waiting patiently for the new Star Trek flick. Let's see how they end up with reinventing the franchise.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on November 14, 2008, 10:39:31 PM
I'm a bit torn on whether i should risk to watch Max Payne. I mean later on, when it's available on DVD/BR-D or whatever and one of my friends actually ends up buying that thing. I wouldn't want to pay money for it anyway now, would i?
The problem is, i'm actually quite fond of the games and i don't want to ruin some good memories. To give you an impression of what i'm talking about here.....i saw the "Hitman" movie...urrrghh. I'm sacrificed, branded and doomed..it would seem.
Rottentomatoes has some really vocal impressions listed for this one. Meh, it's probably best to leave that one for seriously messed up evenings.

I never played the games, but the trailer I saw looked pretty interesting. If I remember correctly it had a pretty good cast as well.  I'll probably give it a go.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on November 14, 2008, 10:41:14 PM
Unlike Lith, you can't tell whether it's a good adaptation or not since you haven't read the original.

Your right.. I can't tell whether or not it was a good adaption. I'll just take your word for it.
It was still a good movie though. It had very good choreography, CGI, props, acting.. though blunt and even the slow motion was some of the best I've seen on the big screen.

I'm a bit torn on whether i should risk to watch Max Payne. I mean later on, when it's available on DVD/BR-D or whatever and one of my friends actually ends up buying that thing. I wouldn't want to pay money for it anyway now, would i?
The problem is, i'm actually quite fond of the games and i don't want to ruin some good memories. To give you an impression of what i'm talking about here.....i saw the "Hitman" movie...urrrghh. I'm sacrificed, branded and doomed..it would seem.
Rottentomatoes has some really vocal impressions listed for this one. Meh, it's probably best to leave that one for seriously messed up evenings.


I saw it and it's worse than Hitman. It was confusing, there were loose ends, the "bullet time" was improperly timed. If you intend to watch it with the mind set that the game was good. Prepared to be really disappointed. In fact it's a bad movie even if you've never even played the Max Payne games. Also the Valkyr is not handled very well. Especially with Max it appeared more supernatural than as a hallucination.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on November 14, 2008, 10:47:11 PM
Your right.. I can't tell whether or not it was a good adaption. I'll just take your word for it.
It was still a good movie though. It had very good choreography, CGI, props, acting.. though blunt and even the slow motion was some of the best I've seen on the big screen.

Well take it from me (and the others as well): it easily could have been even better. And I'm not talking bigger budget or anything, just scenario. Check the comic book someday if you have the occasion and you'll see why. It's a quick read.

I never played the games, but the trailer I saw looked pretty interesting. If I remember correctly it had a pretty good cast as well.  I'll probably give it a go.

Sorry to tell you, guys, but I've heard only bad stuff about it. :(
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on November 14, 2008, 10:48:42 PM
I never played the games, but the trailer I saw looked pretty interesting. If I remember correctly it had a pretty good cast as well.  I'll probably give it a go.

Ah, on second thought, there's still a bit of cash that desperately wants to leave my wallet, so, why not drop it off at the nearest cinema.
But then again....no. I'll invest into my games collection. That way i won't end up regretting my decision.
I'll go and manipulate a friend to buy the DVD. All is well, that ends well..hopefully.

Quote from: Ramen4ever
I saw it and it's worse than Hitman. It was confusing, there were loose ends, the "bullet time" was improperly timed. If you intend to watch it with the mind set that the game was good. Prepared to be really disappointed. In fact it's a bad movie even if you've never even played the Max Payne games. Also the Valkyr is not handled very well. Especially with Max it appeared more supernatural than as a hallucination.

Hmm, now i feel bad for making a friend buy a crappy movie...
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on November 14, 2008, 10:53:55 PM
Ah, on second thought, there's still a bit of cash that desperately wants to leave my wallet, so, why not drop it off at the nearest cinema.
But then again....no. I'll invest into my games collection. That way i won't end up regretting my decision.
I'll go and manipulate a friend to buy the DVD. All is well, that ends well..hopefully.

Save your money. It's VERY disappointing. Frankly even Mel Gibson's Payback was more like Max Payne. :troll:

Edit. Back on topic, I heard there's a new trailer for Star Trek XI coming out in a few days. They were showing it before Quantum of Solace, anyone get a change to see it?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on November 14, 2008, 10:56:44 PM
Saw Quantum of Solace this morning with my brother.  I enjoyed it a lot but Casino Royale was superior.  I recommend checking it out while it's in theaters.

Edit. Back on topic, I heard there's a new trailer for Star Trek XI coming out in a few days. They were showing it before Quantum of Solace, anyone get a change to see it?

Yep, I saw it and it looks awesome. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on November 14, 2008, 11:05:22 PM
Saw Quantum of Solace this morning with my brother.  I enjoyed it a lot but Casino Royale was superior.  I recommend checking it out while it's in theaters.

I heard the shaky cam effect was nauseating??

Yep, I saw it and it looks awesome. :guts:

Apparently there was also some footage that was released at some event.
Spoilers in the link:
http://www.empireonline.com/empireblog/Post.asp?id=313
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on November 14, 2008, 11:07:43 PM
I heard the shaky cam effect was nauseating??

Occasionally it was very hard to follow the action, but it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the film.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on November 14, 2008, 11:10:38 PM
Edit. Back on topic, I heard there's a new trailer for Star Trek XI coming out in a few days. They were showing it before Quantum of Solace, anyone get a change to see it?

As an old (ancient?) Trek enthusiast, i've already soaked up every bit of information present on the internet about that movie (extreme exaggeration, no doubt), and i'm still looking forward to the new movie, which is more than i can say about the last few entries to the movie series, when they were about to get released.

Still, whatever they are up to, there's simply nothing that can top this noteworthy entry to cinematic history: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxFQcxy2jFg
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on November 15, 2008, 07:38:58 AM
The 300 novel was bad, the 300 movie was laughable. Seriously, i was actually trying not to laugh. Thank jebus for free tickets.

I just saw the new Watchmen trailer and i'm loss for words, it looks completely retarded. I enjoyed moderately the previous teaser, and now i know why. Nobody talks in it :ganishka:
Everyone sounds so wrong and amateur. And am i the only one that spotted the obvious mistake of they calling themselves as "The Watchmen" (two or three times in the freakin trailer!), i mean wtf is that all about? There was never a Watchmen group in the novel if i recall correctly. There was no team of superheros, and that name in the novel is obviously derogatory. They're totally missing the point! Are they just condescending on us, because it's the title of the movie and they need to associate it with the protagonists so that people can make the connection? Anyway it's fucking stupid, why are they changing an almost perfect piece of art? :judo:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on November 15, 2008, 09:11:55 AM
I enjoyed moderately the previous teaser, and now i know why. Nobody talks in it :ganishka

Everyone sounds so wrong and amateur.

Zack Snyder directing actors, "Move slower while acting with the blue screen." And that's just what he does when he's not coming up with elegant solutions to Alan Moore's troublesome writing. Don't worry though, in the final cut everyone actually sounds like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83GbfnvLpKc).

And am i the only one that spotted the obvious mistake of they calling themselves as "The Watchmen" (two or three times in the freakin trailer!), i mean wtf is that all about? There was never a Watchmen group in the novel if i recall correctly. There was no team of superheros, and that name in the novel is obviously derogatory. They're totally missing the point! Are they just condescending on us, because it's the title of the movie and they need to associate it with the protagonists so that people can make the connection?

That's probably exactly what it is. I'm hoping it's just edited together lines, possibly even specifically recorded, for the trailer. Stranger things have happened... like, the very real likelihood those dumb lines are in the movie too. Maybe they can all wear W's on their belts.

Anyway it's fucking stupid, why are they changing an almost perfect piece of art? :judo:

C'mon, cheer up, isn't slowmo and CGI just as cool and awesome?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on November 15, 2008, 10:29:17 AM
There was never a Watchmen group in the novel if i recall correctly. There was no team of superheros, and that name in the novel is obviously derogatory.

The first team of costumed heroes was called "The Minutemen". There were plans for a second team called "The Crimebusters" but it was a failure.

Anyway, while discussing this whole mess with Griffith yesterday I stumbled on this comment by Terry Gilliam, who was first chosen to direct the movie and discussed it with Alan Moore at the time: http://www.empireonline.com/News/story.asp?nid=13532 (http://www.empireonline.com/News/story.asp?nid=13532)

Quote
Fear and Loathing director Terry Gilliam revealed that he has no further plans to bring cult-comic Watchmen to the screen as he doesn’t believe it would be possible to stay true to the spirit of the comic.

6degrees.co.uk, Gilliam expressed his doubts over bringing Watchmen to the screen, saying that the epic story could not be faithfully reproduced as a movie. “The problem with Watchmen is that it requires about five hours to tell the story properly, and by reducing it to a two or two-and-a-half hour film, it seemed to me to take away the essence of what Watchmen is about.”

Having been forced to abandon the project in the past due to funding problems, the director stands by his decision not to try and raise Watchmen from the ashes, “I was happy when I didn’t get the money to make it because I would have been embarrassed if we’d done it.”

Fear not though, Zack Snyder is on the case.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on November 15, 2008, 10:37:30 AM
Don't worry though, in the final cut everyone actually sounds like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83GbfnvLpKc).

Ahah, thanks man, that just made my day.

Aazealh i was talking about how in the present of the narrative they never form a new team of superheros, like the trailer implies.

Btw, Terry Gilliam, what a legend.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on November 15, 2008, 10:44:44 AM
Aazealh i was talking about how in the present of the narrative they never form a new team of superheros, like the trailer implies.

Well in the present they're all either retired, dead or criminals (Rorschach), and the second generation of costumed vigilantes never got to form a real group anyway.

You know, the more I think about the different ending, the more I find it a stupid decision. I can't imagine a reason for it other than bias from the people making the movie.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on November 15, 2008, 03:33:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0WNPb8R-40

Uhhh... was that Star Trek? :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on November 15, 2008, 04:02:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0WNPb8R-40

Uhhh... was that Star Trek? :troll:

Hahaha the Sylar dude is playing Spock? Why is he looking as sinister in that trailer as he did in Heroes?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: smoke on November 15, 2008, 04:16:56 PM
"Buckle up!" being said in the trailer makes me not see the movie.

Sorry, Star Trek.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on November 15, 2008, 05:01:22 PM
You think Zack Snyder is taking liberties? How about THIS: http://www.1up.com/do/previewPage?cId=3168969&p=37&sec=PREVIEWS

Watchmen THE VIDEO GAME. What've you got to say now, Alan Moore? Huh? HUH?!

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Watchmen (the game) dials back the years to when the game's dual playable characters, Rorschach and Nite Owl, are younger, trimmer, more physically fit versions of their older graphic-novel counterparts. In the demo we saw behind closed doors at E3, both Rorschach and Nite Owl were playable, either as a single-player game with an A.I. partner (whichever character you're not playing is controlled by the CPU) or as a co-op splitscreen venture. Since the game takes place before superheroes were outlawed in the graphic novel's timeline, it allows both characters to do what they do best -- fight crime.

Developed by Deadline Games (Chili Con Carnage, Faith and a .45), Watchmen puts both Rorschach and Nite Owl on the streets in a game set exclusively at night, when most of the nation's crime takes place.
I keep wanting to think this is an April Fools joke.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on November 15, 2008, 05:25:26 PM
They might as well adapt this one (as movie/game/whatever)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8c/Watchmenbabies.png)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on November 15, 2008, 05:53:41 PM
They might as well adapt this one (as movie/game/whatever)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8c/Watchmenbabies.png)
lol, wow, I've never seen that before. The Simpsons rule  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on November 15, 2008, 06:15:49 PM
It features Alan Moore in that episode, go watch it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on November 15, 2008, 06:18:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0WNPb8R-40

Uhhh... was that Star Trek? :troll:


Oh, i'm quite certain that hardcore fans WILL already be dusting off their "canon clubs" over this little trailer. But then again, i'm all for artistic freedoms as long as it doesn't break apart the legacy of TOS and the very charming original crew too much.
Star Trek does need dome fresh wind to revitalize the franchise (not like they did with "Enterprise" though, that was a semi horrible approach).I'm more than willing to give them the benefit of a doubt, simply because this could lead to a new tv show. Television without Star Trek (and i don't mean reruns) is just not right.^^
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on November 15, 2008, 06:22:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nx0laRWdZI

Wow that actually looks awesome :isidro:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on November 15, 2008, 06:24:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nx0laRWdZI

Wow that actually looks awesome :isidro:

Not bad. But the "real" Goku powers up for about 58 minutes in the anime, and about 2 pages in the manga on average! That movie is just such an epic fail!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on November 15, 2008, 06:38:26 PM
They might as well adapt this one (as movie/game/whatever)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8c/Watchmenbabies.png)

lol, wow, I've never seen that before. The Simpsons rule  :ganishka:

It features Alan Moore in that episode, go watch it.

The scene:

http://theilldiablo.multiply.com/video/item/32/THE_SIMPSONS_featuring_Alan_Moore_Art_Spiegelman_Dan_Clowes

 :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on November 15, 2008, 06:50:31 PM
The scene:

http://theilldiablo.multiply.com/video/item/32/THE_SIMPSONS_featuring_Alan_Moore_Art_Spiegelman_Dan_Clowes

 :guts:

Thanks Griff!! :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on November 16, 2008, 10:14:59 AM
You guys joke around about Goku powering up, but check out the latest supposedly official screenshot from the movie:

(http://images.mmosite.com/news/2008/11/12/ape1112.jpg)

Btw, the trailer was supposed to show before Max Payne, which I went to see and did not see a trailer for it. I've read somewhere that the movie is being largely re-shot. Has anyone seen an "official" trailer for this dump yet? Like in the theater, on a big name website, or on TV?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on November 16, 2008, 10:20:51 AM
The side videos in your link had this among them Ramen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I0LfvSJchk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I0LfvSJchk)

Zack Snyder speaking about various things, including the ending and why he thinks it's no big deal to change it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on November 16, 2008, 01:25:28 PM
I just don't understand.  Theres no good reason to change it, except for maybe he feels it wouldn't appeal to a mainstream audience?  If they want to sell out, why even make a Watchmen movie?  Make something new and generic instead of shitting all over well-loved graphic novels.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on November 16, 2008, 01:50:09 PM
You guys joke around about Goku powering up, but check out the latest supposedly official screenshot from the movie:



I never really understood why directors think that it's a good idea to stray completely from the original work. I mean, wouldn't it be best to stick as closely as possible to the original? Who were they trying to address with this flick again? Ultimately, that movie will be judged by fans of Dragonball and not cinematic enthusiasts. I'm all for artistic freedom, but not if it takes a huge crap on other peoples work.

Well, as it stands, the only foreign movie adaption of popular media originating from Japan, that i have truly enjoyed so far, would be Silent Hill. That's an almost perfect example of how an adaption should look like.
I fear that the Dragonball movie will end up in the same league as that outrageous Mario Bros. pile of dung!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on November 16, 2008, 08:00:05 PM

I never really understood why directors think that it's a good idea to stray completely from the original work. I mean, wouldn't it be best to stick as closely as possible to the original? Who were they trying to address with this flick again? Ultimately, that movie will be judged by fans of Dragonball and not cinematic enthusiasts. I'm all for artistic freedom, but not if it takes a huge crap on other peoples work.

Well, as it stands, the only foreign movie adaption of popular media originating from Japan, that i have truly enjoyed so far, would be Silent Hill. That's an almost perfect example of how an adaption should look like.
I fear that the Dragonball movie will end up in the same league as that outrageous Mario Bros. pile of dung!

I posted something earlier where the makers said they weren't aiming the movie at the existing fans, but to younger audiences or something like that. I agree with you though, I mean look at Sin City, that's a perfect example of staying truthful to the original and being a huge success.

There's a reason these stories are such huge successes, changing anything about them just doesn't make sense. Especially in the sense of comic books, since they're basically storyboards for movies already. Just post huge frames directly from the comic book and you already have your camera angles, costume designs, facial expressions, and much more already laid out for you.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on November 16, 2008, 08:13:48 PM
From IMDB trivia:

When asked in an interview with ReelzChannel.com about original 'Watchmen' writer Alan Moore's dismissal of his movie, Snyder was quoted as saying "Worst case scenario - Alan puts the movie on his DVD player on a cold Sunday in London and watches and says, 'Yeah, that doesn't suck too bad.'" When this was brought up with Moore himself in a later interview in the British Tripwire comics fanzine, the writer commented "That's the worst case scenario? I think he's underestimated what the worst case scenario would be... that's never going to happen in my DVD player in 'London' [Moore very famously lives in Northampton]. I'm never going to watch this fucking thing."
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on November 16, 2008, 08:15:27 PM
"That's the worst case scenario? I think he's underestimated what the worst case scenario would be... that's never going to happen in my DVD player in 'London' [Moore very famously lives in Northampton]. I'm never going to watch this fucking thing."
Just made my fucking day. Thanks for finding this gem.   :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on November 16, 2008, 08:26:25 PM
The problem with DragonBall is the approach. They wanted it to be all dark and edgy like most movies based on comic books/games/cartoons/everything else.
Speed Racer did it right.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on November 16, 2008, 09:28:04 PM
The problem with DragonBall is the approach.

The problem with Dragonball is that it is exactly the type of story that doesn't work well on the big screen. There are simply too many explosions and fighting that's supposed to be faster then the human eye and etc etc etc. It works well as a manga or anime. but that's about it. In fact doesn't even work that well as an anime since the "charging up" usually took over an entire episode.

What would transfer well to the big screen is something like Black Lagoon. And Cowboy Bebop although I hope that never goes through. >_<
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on November 16, 2008, 09:36:47 PM
I'm never going to watch this fucking thing."

Awesome. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on November 17, 2008, 11:16:29 AM
Snyder was quoted as saying "Worst case scenario - Alan puts the movie on his DVD player on a cold Sunday in London and watches and says, 'Yeah, that doesn't suck too bad.'"

Seriously, that Snyder dude should really sort out his act. I mean, he's obviously no longer in touch with the prospects of his work, nor does he seem to partake in what normal people would consider reality. I think it's a bit early for him to be sporting such an overinflated illusion of grandeur of himself. But then again, he does seem to fit into that modern batch of directors with an unhealthy "suck my ego" attitude.

Quote from: Ramen4ever
And Cowboy Bebop although I hope that never goes through.

Yeah, i wholeheartedly agree with you there, although that would mean that "i" will never get my breakthrough on the big screen. Ed is sad... :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Skullgrin140 on November 17, 2008, 04:14:47 PM
They might as well adapt this one (as movie/game/whatever)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8c/Watchmenbabies.png)

I would seriously pay to see that made into a film, BTW the new trailer for Watchmen looks pretty good. I'm pretty sure Alan Moore continues to be negative about his comics being made into films.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on November 17, 2008, 04:17:16 PM
I'm pretty sure Alan Moore continues to be negative about his comics being made into films.
A contributing factor here may be that they've so far all been complete and utter manure. Or do you want to stand up and defend the awesome realization from comics to movies that was League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on November 17, 2008, 05:03:19 PM
A contributing factor here may be that they've so far all been complete and utter manure. Or do you want to stand up and defend the awesome realization from comics to movies that was League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?

That movie was amazing!! :schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on November 17, 2008, 05:19:41 PM
That movie was amazing!! :schierke:


Oh, Sean Connery delivered a solid performance in a movie that's amazingly not "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen".

Geez, Alan Moore really deserves a bit of light at the end of the cinematic tunnel, no?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Skullgrin140 on November 17, 2008, 07:50:57 PM
That movie was amazing!! :schierke:

It wasn't bad, Neither were From Hell & V for Vendetta. But I think Alan Moore has to realise not every single "Movie based off the certain adaptation" has to be 100% loyal to the product. Look at how Transformers, Spiderman, Blade, Hellboy, Batman & Ironman turned out.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on November 17, 2008, 08:08:35 PM
I'm pretty sure Alan Moore continues to be negative about his comics being made into films.

And for a good reason. Those people fucking rape his work.

That movie was amazing!! :schierke:

You should read the original graphic novel, it's really great if you can catch all the references thrown into it. The movie's a joke of course, just like Watchmen will be.

It wasn't bad

It was quite bad.

But I think Alan Moore has to realise not every single "Movie based off the certain adaptation" has to be 100% loyal to the product. Look at how Transformers, Spiderman, Blade, Hellboy, Batman & Ironman turned out.

You're obviously not aware of the many events that led Alan Moore to be bitter about those movies, so instead of laying out your ignorance for us to see I suggest you keep your mouth shut. Oh and nice job comparing Watchmen, From Hell or V for Vendetta to Transformers and Blade.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on November 17, 2008, 08:31:36 PM
And for a good reason. Those people fucking rape his work.


Truly! But just for the record, i would actually, really like to know how Christophe Gans would have handled a Watchmen adaption. Like i mentioned before, he has shown the ability to stick quite close to the original work and not piss off most of the target audience. I mean, he said himself that his Silent Hill movie was a definite tribute to the fans of the games. Of course, i'm not that naive to actually believe that something like a perfect adaption could ever be achieved. Not with so many egos and "visions" bluring the original intentions of a given author.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on November 17, 2008, 11:32:00 PM
Truly! But just for the record, i would actually, really like to know how Christophe Gans would have handled a Watchmen adaption.
He would have ruined it like he does with all of his movies.

Quote
Like i mentioned before, he has shown the ability to stick quite close to the original work and not piss off most of the target audience.
He wasn't close to the original source material. It went from a Cult to a bunch of Christians that liked to roast witches.

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I mean, he said himself that his Silent Hill movie was a definite tribute to the fans of the games. Of course, i'm not that naive to actually believe that something like a perfect adaption could ever be achieved.
It was more like a kick to the balls and he could have just just made a movie that took place in Silent Hill that was canon with the storyline to the games, but was an original story. Instead he did a remake of the first game and then shit on it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on November 17, 2008, 11:53:32 PM
He would have ruined it like he does with all of his movies.
He wasn't close to the original source material. It went from a Cult to a bunch of Christians that liked to roast witches.
It was more like a kick to the balls and he could have just just made a movie that took place in Silent Hill that was canon with the storyline to the games, but was an original story. Instead he did a remake of the first game and then shit on it.

Yeah, i admit that i have a more favourable opinion of the Silent Hill movie. And i admit that the storyline could have been way more original, but, as i said, i really enjoyed that movie nonetheless. It's not that much of a remake of the first game but rather a mixed bag of elements from parts 1-3. And i do think that most of these elements were depicted just about right. Not everything, of course, but much of it did "feel" like Silent Hill. That's more than i can say about supposedly "faithful" adaptions with a twist, like Watchmen.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on November 18, 2008, 07:21:32 AM
http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/startrek/

Star Trek trailer in high quality. Gotta say, love the classic uniforms.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on November 18, 2008, 08:21:48 AM
http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/startrek/

Star Trek trailer in high quality. Gotta say, love the classic uniforms.

I'm really looking forward to Star Trek and The Spirit (3rd trailer is up: http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/thespirit/ (http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/thespirit/)).

I agree, it's good to see the old uniforms again. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on November 18, 2008, 10:19:35 AM
http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/startrek/

Star Trek trailer in high quality. Gotta say, love the classic uniforms.

That looks sick in Full HD! Can't wait for the BR-D release, since i've already decided that this one is a must-buy!  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Skullgrin140 on November 18, 2008, 08:30:06 PM
http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/startrek/

Star Trek trailer in high quality. Gotta say, love the classic uniforms.

Agreed, Also Sylar makes a great Spock, lol. However "Buckle Up" kinda put me off the trailer abit, nevertheless I think this will be a good movie.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: handsome rakshas on November 18, 2008, 08:53:48 PM
Coming from a guy who has never seen a single Star Trek movie I have to say it's looking good. The choice of cast is very interesting, Simon Pegg and the guy from Harold and Kumar?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on November 19, 2008, 03:57:12 PM
Now back to talking about good movies: the AICN Spike Jonze interview about Where the Wild Things Are; http://www.aintitcool.com/node/39145
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on November 19, 2008, 05:46:34 PM
This thread should actually be called "Movies to look down to" really. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on November 19, 2008, 11:04:42 PM
Now back to talking about good movies: the AICN Spike Jonze interview about Where the Wild Things Are; http://www.aintitcool.com/node/39145

That interview has revitalized my interest.  I can't wait!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on November 20, 2008, 03:52:44 AM
This thread should actually be called "Movies to look down to" really. =)

Speaking of which, here's another winner from Roland Emmerich: http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony/2012/ (http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony/2012/)

I really wish he'd just stop.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on November 20, 2008, 09:45:14 AM
Speaking of which, here's another winner from Roland Emmerich: http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony/2012/ (http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony/2012/)

I really wish he'd just stop.

Yeah, I saw that trailer yesterday and I was appalled.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on November 20, 2008, 10:05:37 AM
Ugh, find out the truth, Google search it dudes. I hope someone makes a site that'll come up in the top 10 results basically saying, "THIS MOVIE WILL SUCK!"

Anyway, speaking of movies to look down to and the end of the world, I gotta let off some steam. I just saw AVP2 tonight, and oh my God, appalling doesn't begin to describe it. A soulless and sloppy paint by numbers mash up of rehashed scenes thrown into a slasher/zombie movie template, all done to the lowest degree. Save for unintentional comedy, and it did have plenty of that, it had no other redeeming value or level in which it worked, and was just about the worst exploitation I've ever seen. Let me put it another way, it makes the first AVP seem ambitious, substantive, and classic by comparison.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on November 21, 2008, 01:18:27 AM
Ugh, find out the truth, Google search it dudes. I hope someone makes a site that'll come up in the top 10 results basically saying, "THIS MOVIE WILL SUCK!"

Anyway, speaking of movies to look down to and the end of the world, I gotta let off some steam. I just saw AVP2 tonight, and oh my God, appalling doesn't begin to describe it. A soulless and sloppy paint by numbers mash up of rehashed scenes thrown into a slasher/zombie movie template, all done to the lowest degree. Save for unintentional comedy, and it did have plenty of that, it had no other redeeming value or level in which it worked, and was just about the worst exploitation I've ever seen. Let me put it another way, it makes the first AVP seem ambitious, substantive, and classic by comparison.

I will never watch that movie. And i actually think they couldn't have done better with AvP. The concept is stupid do begin with.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on November 21, 2008, 08:21:34 AM
I will never watch that movie. And i actually think they couldn't have done better with AvP. The concept is stupid do begin with.

Oh come on now, the concept has potential. With space marines on a distant planet, following the original concept basically, it could have been fantastic. Basically Aliens meets Predator. But no, they had to ruin it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on November 21, 2008, 05:32:44 PM
http://ningin.com/mediastream/item:show/2008/11/21/megaman-movie-official-trailer/
uhh...
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Okin on November 23, 2008, 01:50:32 AM
No Vin Diesel?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Skullgrin140 on November 23, 2008, 09:45:17 AM
http://ningin.com/mediastream/item:show/2008/11/21/megaman-movie-official-trailer/
uhh...

For a low budget movie that actually looks pretty good, the only thing missing is Dr. Wily's ecentric hair style. Also I like how the TFmovie music was used in this, Roll is Kawaii. Nuff said.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on November 23, 2008, 12:54:51 PM
Low budget or not, that doesn't look entertaining at all...  not even in a campy way.  From that trailer, I almost wish that Uwe Boll was making it, since then at least it would have enough stolen government money for a few decent actors and some higher quality effects. I guess it doesn't matter, I would weep over the final product regardless.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on November 23, 2008, 01:14:01 PM
http://ningin.com/mediastream/item:show/2008/11/21/megaman-movie-official-trailer/
uhh...

Hmm, for some reason i had a flashback from the old Zeiram movies, after watching this. But yeah, looks nice enough for a no-budget production, at least, i do not feel offended by watching that trailer.^^
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on November 23, 2008, 02:07:56 PM
http://www.blackdynamite.com/trailer (http://www.blackdynamite.com/trailer)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on November 23, 2008, 02:54:32 PM
http://www.blackdynamite.com/trailer (http://www.blackdynamite.com/trailer)

Yes! Candidate for best trailer of the year. Now this is trve Grindhouse blaxploitation.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on November 23, 2008, 08:11:56 PM
http://www.blackdynamite.com/trailer (http://www.blackdynamite.com/trailer)

Now this is a movie to look forward to!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on November 23, 2008, 08:17:53 PM
Now this is a movie to look forward to!

Wow, they changed the trailer between the time I posted it and now. And I think I liked the previous one even better!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on November 23, 2008, 10:21:12 PM
Wow, they changed the trailer between the time I posted it and now. And I think I liked the previous one even better!

Still looks good.

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on November 23, 2008, 11:27:09 PM
Best trailer of the year.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on November 24, 2008, 12:18:38 AM
Haha, that's awesome.  Thanks for posting, Aaz.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Okin on November 24, 2008, 12:25:31 AM
It will be a timeless classic!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on November 24, 2008, 12:27:29 AM
I'm still waiting for Machete. :zodd:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on November 24, 2008, 09:40:24 PM
http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/11/23/worth-watching-nov-23-badass-black-dynamite-trailer/ (http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/11/23/worth-watching-nov-23-badass-black-dynamite-trailer/)

This page has the trailer I originally saw. More goodness. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on November 25, 2008, 02:18:58 PM
A new Fincher movie!
http://wbads-46.vo.llnwd.net/e1/wbol/uk/movies/benjaminbutton/tccobb_0l0x62_tlrf4_qt_High.mov
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on November 25, 2008, 03:02:23 PM
Old... i mean, young. uh whatever.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on November 25, 2008, 06:15:05 PM
A new Fincher movie!
http://wbads-46.vo.llnwd.net/e1/wbol/uk/movies/benjaminbutton/tccobb_0l0x62_tlrf4_qt_High.mov

Yeah, curious case indeed. I wonder how good this will be. There's potential, but at the same time I'm absolutely not excited about it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on November 25, 2008, 06:17:36 PM
Yeah, curious case indeed. I wonder how good this will be. There's potential, but at the same time I'm absolutely not excited about it.

I would see it, but i feel like I've seen it already.  :???:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on November 26, 2008, 07:58:45 AM
http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/11/23/worth-watching-nov-23-badass-black-dynamite-trailer/ (http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/11/23/worth-watching-nov-23-badass-black-dynamite-trailer/)

This page has the trailer I originally saw. More goodness. :guts:

What's the difference?  :???:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on November 26, 2008, 08:09:06 AM
What's the difference?  :???:

They actually switched back to the old trailer yesterday. Looks like they just can't choose which one they prefer (or maybe they haven't figured out how to put both online simultaneously). :void:

You can see the "green band" trailer on this page: http://screenrant.com/check-redband-trailer-black-dynamite-kofi-4355/ (http://screenrant.com/check-redband-trailer-black-dynamite-kofi-4355/)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on November 26, 2008, 08:26:33 AM
They actually switched back to the old trailer yesterday. Looks like they just can't choose which one they prefer (or maybe they haven't figured out how to put both online simultaneously). :void:

You can see the "green band" trailer on this page: http://screenrant.com/check-redband-trailer-black-dynamite-kofi-4355/ (http://screenrant.com/check-redband-trailer-black-dynamite-kofi-4355/)

Ah, totally different, yet still totally awesome. "A lot of cats have that name."  :carcus:

I've been following the making of Germ's lead singer Darby Crash's movie for quite some time, but am somewhat disappointed by the trailer: http://www.aceshowbiz.com/video/download/00004086/ (http://www.aceshowbiz.com/video/download/00004086/)

It's very likely that it's impossible to turn such a counter-culture figure into a mainstream movie, so I forgive them.

So hey, when in doubt go for a good horror flick right? Maybe, maybe not.. Friday the 13th remake: http://www.fridaythe13thmovie.com/ (http://www.fridaythe13thmovie.com/)

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Guts' intestines on November 26, 2008, 03:29:09 PM
Ugh, find out the truth, Google search it dudes. I hope someone makes a site that'll come up in the top 10 results basically saying, "THIS MOVIE WILL SUCK!"

Anyway, speaking of movies to look down to and the end of the world, I gotta let off some steam. I just saw AVP2 tonight, and oh my God, appalling doesn't begin to describe it. A soulless and sloppy paint by numbers mash up of rehashed scenes thrown into a slasher/zombie movie template, all done to the lowest degree. Save for unintentional comedy, and it did have plenty of that, it had no other redeeming value or level in which it worked, and was just about the worst exploitation I've ever seen. Let me put it another way, it makes the first AVP seem ambitious, substantive, and classic by comparison.

Think that's bad? Atleast you didn't have friends drag you along to see BOTH AvPs in theaters, worse yet its $9.50 at the movie theater near to home, would've had more fun making paper airplanes out of my money and flying them out the window.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 01, 2008, 01:53:23 AM
Ramirez (http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/the-first-proper-teaser-arrives-for-albert-arizzas-ramirez#extended)


Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on December 01, 2008, 04:08:45 PM
Ramirez (http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/the-first-proper-teaser-arrives-for-albert-arizzas-ramirez#extended)




Humm, i hope they're not trying to glamorize his life.
As soon as i read your one word post i immediately connected to this Macabre album i really enjoyed when i was 15, each song is about a serial killer. My favourite was Edmund Kemper (i recommend watching his interview on youtube), not a famous serial killer but definitely the most evil/sickest (on par with Ed Gein). The famous quote from American Psycho "When I see a pretty girl walking down the street, I think two things. One part of me wants to take her out and talk to her, be real nice and sweet and treat her right. [And the other part of me thinks] what her head would look like on a stick", belongs to Kemper, not Gein like Bateman says in the movie/novel. What's interesting about this guy, is that when he killed his grandparents at the age of 15 and was commited to some hospital, he gained the trust of his psychologist and was intelligent enough to become his assistant, gain access to other prisoner's tests, and eventually set himself free aha. He fooled the psychologists at the hospital and had his juvenile records sealed forever. Kemper you criminal mastermind you. Later he did some really sickening chaotic stuff.
Btw, here's the song where i learned about Ramirez: Nightstalker - http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=n8mRQsemQpQ
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on December 03, 2008, 06:37:10 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/)

The Expendables

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Writer: Sylvester Stallone (screenplay)
Genre: Action
Cast: Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren

Plot: A team of mercenaries head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 03, 2008, 06:39:27 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/)

The Expendables
Plot: A team of mercenaries head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator.

All it needs is Christopher Walken and it can be called Dogs of War 2.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on December 04, 2008, 12:25:29 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/)

The Expendables

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Writer: Sylvester Stallone (screenplay)
Genre: Action
Cast: Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren

Plot: A team of mercenaries head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator.

Bring it. All we need is more brown people getting mauled :guts: I hope it's a strong R like the last Rambo.

Btw, the new Che trailer looks great.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on December 05, 2008, 08:13:30 PM
Ong Bak 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wMNQwF2Wk4

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on December 05, 2008, 09:49:26 PM
Ong Bak 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wMNQwF2Wk4

That's already been posted a while back I believe. Anyway, I wouldn't mind watching it. Looks like fun entertainment. :void:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on December 05, 2008, 09:57:02 PM
Looks like fun entertainment. :void:

Apparently some people are complaining that the Muay Thai isn't brutal or realistic enough and that it looks too much like the other generic martial art's movies out there. I agree though, it looks like it'll be fun entertainment. Probably nothing more.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on December 06, 2008, 08:53:20 AM
Ong Bak 2 is a dream come true, Period. :zodd:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Skullgrin140 on December 06, 2008, 12:41:03 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/)

The Expendables

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Writer: Sylvester Stallone (screenplay)
Genre: Action
Cast: Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren

Plot: A team of mercenaries head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator.

Sounds to me like that could be the ultimate action movie, only thing missing is Jean Claude Van Damme.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on December 06, 2008, 02:01:21 PM
Sounds to me like that could be the ultimate action movie, only thing missing is Jean Claude Van Damme.

I'd rather take Wesley Snipes. Then again, I wouldn't mind both of them.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on December 06, 2008, 02:58:40 PM
Sounds to me like that could be the ultimate action movie, only thing missing is Jean Claude Van Damme.
Why would you mention him over the Last Action Hero?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Skullgrin140 on December 06, 2008, 04:27:38 PM
Why would you mention him over the Last Action Hero?

The idea just springed into my head, Okay so maybe he cant act for shit but at least he is a good in a few of his movies.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on December 06, 2008, 07:27:10 PM
Why would you mention him over the Last Action Hero?

Well, I would say because the Last Action Hero is a flabby husk of what he once was.  JCVD is still in pretty good shape, if the teasers from his new movie are anything to go by.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 07, 2008, 07:37:19 PM
The idea just springed into my head, Okay so maybe he cant act for shit but at least he is a good in a few of his movies.
Maybe his grasp of english leaves something to be desired, but from all the reviews I've read, his acting in his native French is exceptional.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on December 07, 2008, 08:19:22 PM
Maybe his grasp of english leaves something to be desired, but from all the reviews I've read, his acting in his native French is exceptional.

He's pretty good in his latest movie, but to be honest his grasp of French isn't very good in general.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 07, 2008, 09:05:16 PM
He's pretty good in his latest movie, but to be honest his grasp of French isn't very good in general.
Haha, I figured you might have something to say about that.

This doesn't have anything to do with him being Belgian, does it? Hm? :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: toolkid2112 on December 10, 2008, 08:57:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHdHh_NnFiI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHdHh_NnFiI)

heres the new dragonball movie trailer but im not realy excited for it
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on December 11, 2008, 12:22:05 AM
Haha, I figured you might have something to say about that.

This doesn't have anything to do with him being Belgian, does it? Hm? :carcus:

Well it might have at some point, but to be honest nowadays it's more the sequels of his heroin addiction and his love for the USA that make it so. He's really notorious for his mingled (and usually perplexing) use of French and English here. There's some truly weird footage out there, but it's all in French unfortunately (or let's rather say it uses too much French for English speakers to get it).

The most famous, probably: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi5JyCYKZws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi5JyCYKZws)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on December 11, 2008, 09:58:52 AM
Well it might have at some point, but to be honest nowadays it's more the sequels of his heroin addiction and his love for the USA that make it so. He's really notorious for his mingled (and usually perplexing) use of French and English here. There's some truly weird footage out there, but it's all in French unfortunately (or let's rather say it uses too much French for English speakers to get it).

The most famous, probably: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi5JyCYKZws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi5JyCYKZws)

That was fuckin hilarious. If you know french it's even better  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on December 11, 2008, 09:26:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHdHh_NnFiI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHdHh_NnFiI)

heres the new dragonball movie trailer but im not realy excited for it

If it was me I would've made the trailer with a really well done Kame-ha-me-ha scream, that would've sold me. This movie still looks like shit, even though I'm glad they finally made Piccolo green.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 14, 2008, 07:30:30 AM
http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/thespirit/

Is anyone else finding these spirit trailers really, really cool. I like number two the best and you bet your ass I'll be seeing this.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on December 14, 2008, 11:32:01 AM
http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/thespirit/

Is anyone else finding these spirit trailers really, really cool. I like number two the best and you bet your ass I'll be seeing this.

Personally I'm still not over the way they're handling The Octopus.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: theblackswordman on December 14, 2008, 01:30:30 PM
Personally I'm still not over the way they're handling The Octopus.

I saw the trailer last week. Pretty cool. I read this comic when I was in Korea, I read just a part of it since I was in a rush (didnt buy it) and I couldnt remember the name of it, all I remembered was that it did remind me of Sin City and Batman. It came to me last week, and I googled Frank Miller bio, then theres was this blog with a link to the movietrailer- The Spirit. But then again, the style is much different from Frank millers work. But I love classics. The one I read was pretty cool with a batman comic as well. Whos the writer of this series anyway?

Now I dont know if I should read comics first or just watch the movie...
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on December 14, 2008, 02:25:11 PM
Whos the writer of this series anyway?

Will Eisner. He created The Spirit in 1940 and is one of the fathers of US comic books.

Now I dont know if I should read comics first or just watch the movie...

I'd read the original first if I were you, but that's just me.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: theblackswordman on December 14, 2008, 05:56:21 PM
Will Eisner. He created The Spirit in 1940 and is one of the fathers of US comic books.

I'd read the original first if I were you, but that's just me.

So does The Spirit movie tell everything from the beginning or what? Or is it like a new alternate beginning?
Also whats the best The Spirit comics to read?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on December 14, 2008, 06:46:07 PM
So does The Spirit movie tell everything from the beginning or what? Or is it like a new alternate beginning?

From what we've seen it's going to be an alternate take.

Also whats the best The Spirit comics to read?

No idea man, it's been ages since I read any and I wasn't that much into it anyway.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on December 15, 2008, 02:05:24 AM
What do you guys think of the new Reign of Fire 2 i mean Terminator trailer?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: 1cyberninja1 on December 15, 2008, 02:34:25 AM
Watchmen seems like a good movie, I think I will watch it when it comes out.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on December 15, 2008, 09:38:15 PM
The trailer for the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie was just posted at Rotten Tomatoes:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/dor/objects/34461/1098481-wolverine/videos/wolverine_trlr_121508.html (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/dor/objects/34461/1098481-wolverine/videos/wolverine_trlr_121508.html)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on December 15, 2008, 09:40:40 PM
The trailer for the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie was just posted at Rotten Tomatoes:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/dor/objects/34461/1098481-wolverine/videos/wolverine_trlr_121508.html (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/dor/objects/34461/1098481-wolverine/videos/wolverine_trlr_121508.html)
I thought I'd already seen that back at Comicon? Was that some hand-cam footage I saw many months ago?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on December 15, 2008, 09:44:28 PM
I thought I'd already seen that back at Comicon? Was that some hand-cam footage I saw many months ago?

No idea.  It looks like it'll be entertaining.  I wish Brian Singer was directing, though.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 15, 2008, 10:01:31 PM
Looks good, hopefully it's not as bad as the other shitty X-men movies.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 15, 2008, 10:37:16 PM
Looks good, hopefully it's not as bad as the other shitty X-men movies.

"Does it hurt"?
"Everytime".
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on December 15, 2008, 10:41:52 PM
Looks good, hopefully it's not as bad as the other shitty X-men movies.
"I'M THE JUGGAHNAUT, BITCH!"
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on December 15, 2008, 11:25:20 PM
I didn't think the first two X-MEN movies were all that bad.  I couldn't stand the third one.  X2 was definitely the best of the three.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: yota821 on December 15, 2008, 11:37:18 PM
^They have a free HD version available at IGN.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 16, 2008, 12:39:52 AM
I didn't think the first two X-MEN movies were all that bad.  I couldn't stand the third one.  X2 was definitely the best of the three.

I agree
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on December 16, 2008, 08:55:44 AM
I didn't think the first two X-MEN movies were all that bad.  I couldn't stand the third one.  X2 was definitely the best of the three.

Didn't like any of them much personally, at least from what I remember of them. But I agree that the third one was the worst of the bunch.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on December 16, 2008, 09:00:02 PM
Interesting to see Gambit is going to be in the movie, is this supposed to be an alternate universe X-men movie, separate from the other movies? I don't really like what they're doing with Sabertooth in the movie, but I guess it's too soon to make a judgment call.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 16, 2008, 09:00:47 PM
is this supposed to be an alternate universe X-men movie,

Dear God I hope so.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on December 16, 2008, 09:03:42 PM
Dear God I hope so.

Imagine if they did Rogue right, with her super strength and flying and er, the rest of her.  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 16, 2008, 09:07:17 PM
Imagine if they did Rogue right, with her super strength and flying and er, the rest of her.  :carcus:

And good looking? Yeah I might even pay to watch the movie at that point.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on December 17, 2008, 01:13:11 AM
Some AICN reviewers are saying The Spirit is the worst movie ever made.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on December 17, 2008, 01:39:00 AM
Some AICN reviewers are saying The Spirit is the worst movie ever made.

Haha, really? That sucks, I was thinking of checking it out. I'll wait and see what it gets on Rotten Tomatoes before I decide whether or not it's worth my 10 bucks.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 18, 2008, 06:27:06 PM
Some AICN reviewers are saying The Spirit is the worst movie ever made.
I could've told you that based on the trailer.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on December 19, 2008, 07:06:04 AM
I could've told you that based on the trailer.

I've only seen some stills but yeah it looks shitty. Can't believe the produces let Miller direct this alone. Did they thought he actually co-directed Sin City? Ah!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 19, 2008, 08:49:03 PM
Lines like "I'm gonna kill you all kinds of dead" should've been red flags right away.

Yeah, it's intentions are camp, but it still sounds fucking stupid.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Skullgrin140 on December 22, 2008, 05:08:30 PM
Already saw the trailer to X-men: Wolverine, I did have some doubts about it but I now want to see it. Also who here is excited for Terminator Salvation?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on December 22, 2008, 08:32:44 PM
Also who here is excited for Terminator Salvation?

Not me. :azan:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on December 22, 2008, 08:39:52 PM
Almost forgot about this thread.
I just recently watched Seven Pounds, starring Will Smith. For anyone that hasn't seen this movie, it's very good. Will Smith had a very solid performance, if you can watch the movie without being exposed to spoilers before hand.. all the better.
It is without a doubt one of the best movies of the year.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on December 22, 2008, 08:47:43 PM
Almost forgot about this thread.
I just recently watched Seven Pounds, starring Will Smith. For anyone that hasn't seen this movie, it's very good. Will Smith had a very solid performance, if you can watch the movie without being exposed to spoilers before hand.. all the better.
It is without a doubt one of the best movies of the year.

Glad you enjoyed it.  The reviews I read weren't very good, so I'll probably rent it when it comes out on DVD/Blu-ray.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on December 22, 2008, 08:58:33 PM
Glad you enjoyed it.  The reviews I read weren't very good, so I'll probably rent it when it comes out on DVD/Blu-ray.

I never really bother with reviews. It's a good movie, I hope you enjoy it as well.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 27, 2008, 03:19:23 PM
Just saw the spirit last night.  It actually wasn't as bad as I thought.  Very noirish with lots of comedy. The one liners tried to hard sometimes and the Samuel Jacksons performance was over top, over acting. Some of the other actors, Eva Mendes are just face down bad. But even so it wasn't THAT bad because the film really does not take itself seriously. Like I said there is a lot of comedy, a little awkward at first but if your willing, it can be very funny.  Special effects are top notch, much better than Sin City.  So I was pretty glad to have saw it overall, however I don't think it'll leave a lasting impression.  Nothing memorable...like Sin City or 300. Just a fun popcorn movie thats better than your average teen slasher film. 
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on December 27, 2008, 08:59:33 PM
F#cking hell.
http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/thegreenhornet/
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on December 28, 2008, 03:40:24 AM
F#cking hell.
http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/thegreenhornet/

Haha, oh no.

Just saw Valkyrie, I thought it was well done although I don't think I'll be seeing it again.  It's one of those onetime only movies for me, especially because one already knows what's gonna happen in the end.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on December 28, 2008, 04:47:57 AM
Haha, oh no.

Just saw Valkyrie, I thought it was well done although I don't think I'll be seeing it again.  It's one of those onetime only movies for me, especially because one already knows what's gonna happen in the end.

Tom Cruise with an eye patch. I don't think I could handle that with a straight face. Plus its just another remake.
What would you give it out of 10?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on December 28, 2008, 05:13:37 AM
Tom Cruise with an eye patch. I don't think I could handle that with a straight face. Plus its just another remake.
What would you give it out of 10?

Probably a 6.5.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on December 28, 2008, 09:58:37 PM
Just saw the spirit last night.  It actually wasn't as bad as I thought.  Very noirish with lots of comedy. The one liners tried to hard sometimes and the Samuel Jacksons performance was over top, over acting. Some of the other actors, Eva Mendes are just face down bad. But even so it wasn't THAT bad because the film really does not take itself seriously. Like I said there is a lot of comedy, a little awkward at first but if your willing, it can be very funny.  Special effects are top notch, much better than Sin City.  So I was pretty glad to have saw it overall, however I don't think it'll leave a lasting impression.  Nothing memorable...like Sin City or 300. Just a fun popcorn movie thats better than your average teen slasher film. 

...And you liked it?

Please don't put Sin City and 300 on the same box, just because of special effects.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 28, 2008, 10:37:08 PM
...And you liked it?

Please don't put Sin City and 300 on the same box, just because of special effects.

They are in the same box whether I liked it or not. Sin City, 300 and The Spirit are films that are (or try to be) direct comic book adaptations based on Frank Millers work, except for the Spirit which is a comic by Will Eisner and directed by Miller in his debut solo directing effort. All three films were shot almost entirely on green screen with digital cameras.  Thats why for the spirits trailer you see "From the makers of Sin City and 300".  Even so, I specifically said that it was NOT memorable like Sin CIty or 300, but it does look better special effect wise.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 28, 2008, 10:50:08 PM
They are in the same box whether I liked it or not. Sin City, 300 and The Spirit are films that are (or try to be) direct comic book adaptations based on Frank Millers work, except for the Spirit which is a comic by Will Eisner and directed by Miller in his debut solo directing effort. All three films were shot almost entirely on green screen with digital cameras.  Thats why for the spirits trailer you see "From the makers of Sin City and 300".  Even so, I specifically said that it was NOT memorable like Sin CIty or 300, but it does look better special effect wise.

Sin City was as close as it ever will get to a comic book movie. Neither 300 or The Spirit were close to their source material.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on December 28, 2008, 11:01:29 PM
Sin City was as close as it ever will get to a comic book movie. Neither 300 or The Spirit were close to their source material.

Pretty much that.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 29, 2008, 01:11:23 AM
Sin City was as close as it ever will get to a comic book movie. Neither 300 or The Spirit were close to their source material.

I know... and agree.  That's why I said "try to be", because Sin City is the only one that didn't change much going from a comic to a movie.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 29, 2008, 01:17:18 AM
I know... and agree.  That's why I said "try to be", because Sin City is the only one that didn't change much going from a comic to a movie.

I disagree, I don't think the other two movies even tried. Sure some of the dialog was there, but how much of the added shit with the queen did they need? Where as Sin City they added a lot of the parts they couldn't fit in the movie with the dvd release.

I'm still somewhat shocked that Frank "YOU RUINED MY ROBOCOP" Miller made a comic book adaptation of The Spirit.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on December 29, 2008, 01:34:49 AM
I disagree, I don't think the other two movies even tried. Sure some of the dialog was there, but how much of the added shit with the queen did they need? Where as Sin City they added a lot of the parts they couldn't fit in the movie with the dvd release.

I'm still somewhat shocked that Frank "YOU RUINED MY ROBOCOP" Miller made a comic book adaptation of The Spirit.

Well 300 certainly tried, they just had to "make stuff up" to flesh the film out (the queen stuff just slowed it down horribly). The spirit took a lot of liberties though. And even though Sin City remains the best comic book adaptation they too changed things. If you read the comic while watching the movie you'll notice some very simple changes, for no apparent reason either.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 29, 2008, 01:38:51 AM
Well 300 certainly tried, they just had to "make stuff up" to flesh the film out (the queen stuff just slowed it down horribly). The spirit took a lot of liberties though. And even though Sin City remains the best comic book adaptation they too changed things. If you read the comic while watching the movie you'll notice some very simple changes, for no apparent reason either.

I have noticed, most of it has to do with they decided to start with The Big Fat kill instead of A Dame to kill for. Those changes were just really minor. Anyways, either pm me or just drop the conversation since this is getting horribly off topic.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on December 29, 2008, 08:50:22 AM
300 really isn't that good of a comic book to begin with anyway. Not one of Frank Miller's best works.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on December 29, 2008, 02:44:17 PM
300 really isn't that good of a comic book to begin with anyway. Not one of Frank Miller's best works.

Bingo.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on December 30, 2008, 05:45:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJmoVkuaY2o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJmoVkuaY2o)

Another masterpiece.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on December 30, 2008, 05:55:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJmoVkuaY2o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJmoVkuaY2o)

Another masterpiece.

I just threw up in my mouth.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on December 30, 2008, 06:02:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJmoVkuaY2o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJmoVkuaY2o)

Another masterpiece.

Neal McDonough as M.Bison. And apparently Liu Kang is in it too. Though.. will they be able to make it as epic as the previous one without JCVD as Guile?
This is going to be amazing. :schierke:

Speaking of shipwrecks.
http://www.tvsquad.com/2008/12/28/gilligan-is-going-to-be-shipwrecked-in-the-theaters/
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on December 30, 2008, 06:19:16 PM
Neal McDonough as M.Bison. And apparently Liu Kang is in it too.
Uhh... isn't he from Mortal Kombat? Did you mean FEI LONG?  :puck:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on December 30, 2008, 06:24:21 PM
Uhh... isn't he from Mortal Kombat? Did you mean FEI LONG?  :puck:

No I meant the actor who plays Liu Kang. As in Robin Shou as Gen.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 31, 2008, 12:52:28 AM
I'll be brief since there's a waiting line for computer usage:

Benjamin Button:
Good, but not as good as I'd hoped. The backwards aging made me more aware of how much time I spent watching this thing, and it felt looooong. Perhaps too much time spent as old man.
Also, the experience of watching this may have affected my opinion, slightly. It was about, oh, 80-90 degrees in the theater, there were babies crying throughout and the row behind us wasn't really feeling the movie, so they'd talk about it and one guy yawned several times.
I guess that's the danger of seeing these things Christmas Evening.

Milk:
VERY good. Cinematography was beautiful. No assholes were watching this either, so that added some points.

W.:
I'll be honest, I wasn't, er, in my right mind when I saw this, but I still think this is horribly boring and it put me to sleep.

That's it 'til later.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 31, 2008, 01:04:48 AM
I'll be brief since there's a waiting line for computer usage:

I still stand by my decision to have see Punisher Warzone instead of those other movies, however I'll make sure to check out Milk at least.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on December 31, 2008, 08:00:38 PM
I stand by my decision to see Punisher Warzone instead of those other movies. I'll make sure to check out Milk at least.

I'm dead set on seeing the new Punisher movie as well.

A couple other movies that have been brought to my attention are Doubt, with Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Good, with Viggo Mortensen. Of the two, I think Good looks more appealing to me.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/miramax/doubt/ (http://www.apple.com/trailers/miramax/doubt/) - Doubt

http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/good/ (http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/good/) - Good

I know I've been running around saying I wanted to the The Spirit, but I've gotten enough heads up that I'm confident that I'll wait for a DVD release at this point.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 31, 2008, 09:10:24 PM
I'm dead set on seeing the new Punisher movie as well.
I think it's out of theaters, I saw it almost as soon as it came out.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Skullgrin140 on January 01, 2009, 02:55:02 PM
Just saw the trailer for the film 9, it looks quite good. Check it out.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/9/

Oh yeah The Spirit came out on today in the UK so I am definelty gonna see without listening the negative response from the critics.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on January 01, 2009, 03:22:54 PM
Just saw the trailer for the film 9, it looks quite good. Check it out.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/9/

Looks fun, I agree.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on January 06, 2009, 09:34:22 PM
Lesbian Vampire Killers.  'Nuff said.

http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/12/29/first-uk-teaser-trailer-for-lesbian-vampire-killers/ (http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/12/29/first-uk-teaser-trailer-for-lesbian-vampire-killers/)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on January 06, 2009, 09:40:28 PM
Lesbian Vampire Killers.  'Nuff said.

http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/12/29/first-uk-teaser-trailer-for-lesbian-vampire-killers/ (http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/12/29/first-uk-teaser-trailer-for-lesbian-vampire-killers/)

Honestly I find the teaser more annoying than anything else. It really succeeded in not making me want to see the movie.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 07, 2009, 08:38:51 PM
New? Japanese Watchmen trailer. I haven't seen it with sound so I don't know what's being said but there are a few clips that I haven't seen before.
http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/watchmen/japanese-trailer



Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on January 07, 2009, 09:03:58 PM
New? Japanese Watchmen trailer. I haven't seen it with sound so I don't know what's being said but there are a few clips that I haven't seen before.
http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/watchmen/japanese-trailer

What's with all the stuff they added with Kennedy?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 07, 2009, 09:08:42 PM
What's with all the stuff they added with Kennedy?

.. No idea. Is there even any mention of Kennedy in the graphic novel? :???:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on January 07, 2009, 09:16:42 PM
.. No idea. Is there even any mention of Kennedy in the graphic novel? :???:

It's been a while to be honest, but no I don't remember anything like that being mentioned.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on January 07, 2009, 09:27:04 PM
I believe in the film that The Comedian is supposed to have been the one who assassinated JFK.  I don't recall this being mentioned in the graphic novel.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on January 07, 2009, 09:29:57 PM
I tell you, Watchmen just sounds better and better! So, they'll take material out because the movie would be too big otherwise, but still have enough room to add new shit? It's starting to sound like the Berserk anime  :azan:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 07, 2009, 09:39:53 PM
I tell you, Watchmen just sounds better and better! So, they'll take material out because the movie would be too big otherwise, but still have enough room to add new shit? It's starting to sound like the Berserk anime  :azan:

Well.. to be fair the Berserk anime would have had to take out the Eclipse entirely to be on par with this movie.

Now wouldn't that be lovely. :schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: royoak on January 07, 2009, 09:46:44 PM
.. No idea. Is there even any mention of Kennedy in the graphic novel? :???:

Dr. Manhattan shakes Kennedy's hand. And Jon later says though he has known Kennedy would be shot he couldn't prevent it. I don't recall anything else right now.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on January 07, 2009, 09:58:46 PM
Well.. to be fair the Berserk anime would have had to take out the Eclipse entirely to be on par with this movie.

Haha, that's true. :ganishka:  I'm definitely skipping this movie unless a friend is willing to buy my ticket.  Even then, it'd be pretty masochistic of me.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on January 07, 2009, 10:12:43 PM
STREET FIGHTER: LEGEND OF CHUN LI YESSSSSSSS
http://media.movies.ign.com/media/863/863597/vids_1.html
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on January 07, 2009, 10:23:39 PM
STREET FIGHTER: LEGEND OF CHUN LI YESSSSSSSS
http://media.movies.ign.com/media/863/863597/vids_1.html

And just when I thought Dragon Ball Evolution was going to win worst picture of the year, a new challenger emerges.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 07, 2009, 10:25:25 PM
Well Aaz already dropped that bomb last page. I don't think it will be as bad as Dragonball. Though I won't be watching either so who am I to compare.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on January 07, 2009, 10:32:15 PM
Well Aaz already dropped that bomb last page. I don't think it will be as bad as Dragonball. Though I won't be watching either so who am I to compare.
Yeah I know but this is the actual premiere of the trailer, not just handcam footage.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on January 07, 2009, 11:38:21 PM
I believe in the film that The Comedian is supposed to have been the one who assassinated JFK.  I don't recall this being mentioned in the graphic novel.

Hahaha what the hell. I'm quite sure there's no mention of any such thing in the graphic novel.

And just when I thought Dragon Ball Evolution was going to win worst picture of the year, a new challenger emerges.

Do not be presumptuous. :badbone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN5GfY-UEAk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN5GfY-UEAk)  (http://www.skullknight.net/images/gutsbarf.gif)

Though to be fair, this is ONLY ON DVD!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on January 07, 2009, 11:51:43 PM
Do not be presumptuous. :badbone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN5GfY-UEAk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN5GfY-UEAk)  (http://www.skullknight.net/images/gutsbarf.gif)

Though to be fair, this is ONLY ON DVD!

Well, I couldn't stop laughing anyway... I still am. After watching that I'm giddy. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on January 07, 2009, 11:58:14 PM
Haha, that was awesome, Aaz.  "He can smell your fear."  Jesus, and I thought Son of the Mask was a bad idea.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 08, 2009, 12:24:11 AM
Uwe classic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIEnL0Nj3xE
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on January 08, 2009, 12:48:45 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN5GfY-UEAk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN5GfY-UEAk)  (http://www.skullknight.net/images/gutsbarf.gif)

Though to be fair, this is ONLY ON DVD!

I believe my reaction was best summed up by one of the related videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-hM0BD6oxg&feature=related
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on January 08, 2009, 01:15:28 AM
Wow, that made me laugh even more. You know what's really funny? I was just joking last week, New Year's actually, that Jim Carrey should make Ace Ventura 3. =)

But now that's ruined! :judo:



update:

Really, I can't stop watching/laughing at that Ace Jr. trailer, it cracks me up every time. I'm still giggling as I type this. This screen cap alone has me rolling:

http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/acejr.jpg
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on January 08, 2009, 09:16:24 AM
For me, it has all the redeeming qualities of a train wreck.  I can't help but watch it over and over, and occasionally chuckle in disbelief and then die a little inside with realization. It is definitely one of the most powerful trailers I've seen in recent months.

And yea, I definitely agree with you Griff about that screen cap and the fat kid in general- it's like he was tailor made to be a complete and utter laughing stock, baby.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 08, 2009, 03:52:44 PM
No comment on either:
http://www.gijoemovie.com/
http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=7967
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on January 08, 2009, 06:20:19 PM
No comment on either:
http://www.gijoemovie.com/
http://www.superherohype.com/news/topnews.php?id=7967

My favorite thing about those links was the second one about a new Judge Dredd movie happened to have a Bangkok Dangerous ad on the side when I clicked; it was like some bizarro world where terrible movies that bombed had taken over.

Speaking of which, Ace Ventura Jr. update, while I was IMDbing everything about it, I happened to notice that the kid has been in at least two movies with Jim Carrey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Horton Hears a Who!, which I think is an interesting coincidence, if not something that he parlayed into getting the role.

"I know Jim firsthand, he taught me everything he knows, I really am like a son to him!"
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 08, 2009, 07:25:32 PM
Speaking of which, Ace Ventura Jr. update, while I was IMDbing everything about it, I happened to notice that the kid has been in at least two movies with Jim Carrey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Horton Hears a Who!, which I think is an interesting coincidence, if not something that he parlayed into getting the role.

"I know Jim firsthand, he taught me everything he knows, I really am like a son to him!"

He sounds like a brat. "everything he knows." riiiiight.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on January 08, 2009, 07:40:01 PM
He sounds like a brat. "everything he knows." riiiiight.

 :griff: :facepalm:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 08, 2009, 07:45:01 PM
:griff: :facepalm:

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/38/facepalmiikv9.png) (http://imageshack.us)

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on January 08, 2009, 07:53:58 PM
You are really totally oblivious aren't you?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 08, 2009, 08:03:27 PM
You are really totally oblivious aren't you?

What am I missing? He's not a brat?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on January 08, 2009, 08:15:19 PM
What am I missing? He's not a brat?

Wasn't it obvious that Griffith made that quote up?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 08, 2009, 08:17:43 PM
Wasn't it obvious that Griffith made that quote up?

Well then good job Griffith. He fooled me with the quote. Kids still a brat though.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: brinco on January 09, 2009, 12:31:48 AM
Hahaha what the hell. I'm quite sure there's no mention of any such thing in the graphic novel.

He says jokingly something like "Just don't ask me where I was when I heard about JFK".   Anyway, the Watchmen film is something that it shouldn't happened.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 09, 2009, 12:34:18 AM
Anyway, the Watchmen film is something that it shouldn't happened.

It might not happen. Fox and WB are still in the middle of their legal dispute.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on January 09, 2009, 07:39:16 AM
That one picture of the new Judge Dredd movie wasn't enough for me to dismiss it as being a bad movie. It might be good.

Also I've heard about the new Ace Ventura for almost a year now, but didn't think it was worth even posting about, though I'm happy to hear it's a straight to DVD release.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Skullgrin140 on January 09, 2009, 03:22:36 PM
That one picture of the new Judge Dredd movie wasn't enough for me to dismiss it as being a bad movie. It might be good.

I heard about that as well that DNA films & 2000AD were planning a Dredd remake, I'm definetly geared for that. Now some people might judge me for saying this but I did think that the Stallone Dredd was okay, but it just lacked most of what the comic stood for. Hopefully in the remake Dredd wont ever remove his helmet.

Also the Japanese trailer for Watchmen is pretty sweet. Although I hope it wont bomb at the box office.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on January 09, 2009, 04:10:45 PM
Now some people might judge me for saying this but I did think that the Stallone Dredd was okay, but it just lacked most of what the comic stood for. Hopefully in the remake Dredd wont ever remove his helmet.

I more or less agree: the Stallone movie has its moments, though I don't find it very good overall. Its biggest failure is that it really isn't faithful to the comic book.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on January 09, 2009, 09:13:09 PM
I'm actually looking forward to this, even though I've seen very little of the original show:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/astroboy/ (http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/astroboy/)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on January 09, 2009, 10:05:15 PM
I'm actually looking forward to this, even though I've seen very little of the original show:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/astroboy/ (http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/astroboy/)

I don't know, I don't like how it looks very much. As someone who watched the TV series as a kid, I'd rather stick to 2D animation.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Skullgrin140 on January 10, 2009, 11:41:15 AM
http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/astroboy/ (http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/astroboy/)

Not really much to look at but its a piece of something bigger, so I'm definitely geared for this. I do like Astro Boy since I watched the 2003 version believe it or not.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 10, 2009, 05:19:16 PM
This is about Watchmen so I felt it would be appropriate here.
http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/2008-12-6-motion-captured/posts/2009-1-8-an-open-letter-from-watchmen-producers
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on January 12, 2009, 04:13:07 AM
Any Gaspar Noé fans here?  He's the genius behind such extremities as I Stand Alone and the most intense film I've personally ever seen, Irréversible.  This guy is one of the best "newer" writer/directors out there, his work is extremely powerful and although relentlessly gruesome, it's also very emotional.  His new film, Enter the Void, is the film I'm most anticipating this year.  After Irréversible, I expect another mind-blowing experience, perhaps one to even surpass his previous work.

Here's the synopsis:

ENTER THE VOID is a film that adopts the subjective point of view of the main character, Oscar, through a series of events preceding and following his death.

This film is inspired in part by the accounts of people who have had near death experiences and part by the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

The setting is Tokyo Japan therefore adding emphasise on the fragility of orphaned brother and sister's relationship by propelling them in a different part of the word. A world filled with fluorescent colours, neons, technology, distortion and chaos.

This is a melodrama: The universal one of a young man who, after the brutal death of his parents, promises that he will protect his sister no matter what, and sensing that he himself is dying, fights desperately to keep his promise. A film where the life of one person's is linked to the love which he has for another human being.

During a drug deal, our hero Oscar is set-up and betrayed by his envious friend Victor to the Police. Oscar tries to escape by running and hiding in the men's washroom of a bar where he is shot by the Japanese Police. Through the last moments of his life we see him leave his body and oversee all of the action happening simultaneously in the lives of his beloved sister Linda and his friends.
We see Oscar's life in his normal state of awareness and in his altered states: The state of alertness, the uninterrupted through procedure, memories, dreams, flashbacks, visions, hallucinations and mindsets.
A film where love, family, tragedy, drama, drugs, sex, death and reincarnation, all co-exist.

http://www.letempsdetruittout.net/gasparnoe/index.asp?v=366
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on January 12, 2009, 04:39:55 AM
Quote
Any Gaspar Noé fans here?  He's the genius behind such extremities as I Stand Alone and the most intense film I've personally ever seen, Irréversible.  This guy is one of the best "newer" writer/directors out there, his work is extremely powerful and although relentlessly gruesome, it's also very emotional.  His new film, Enter the Void, is the film I'm most anticipating this year.  After Irréversible, I expect another mind-blowing experience, perhaps one to even surpass his previous work.

huge fan here. I have both films on dvd. Irreversible is by far the most disturbing movie I have ever seen. Very brilliant filmmaking. Check out the intro on youtube. Best opening credits ever. Thank you for the update Aufond. I had forgotton about Enter the Void. Cant wait.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on January 12, 2009, 05:37:46 AM
huge fan here. I have both films on dvd. Irreversible is by far the most disturbing movie I have ever seen. Very brilliant filmmaking. Check out the intro on youtube. Best opening credits ever. Thank you for the update Aufond. I had forgotton about Enter the Void. Cant wait.

I am quite fond of his work too.
I don't think Irreversible is disturbing at all, nor the violence exploitive, it's just a different kind of love story, a very beautiful one i must say.
As for Seul Contre Tout (I Stand Alone), now that's a sickening movie. It's so nihilistic and suffocating, the whole narration was really making me feel nauseous. I loved the film, but i probably don't want to see it again any time soon. It's so relentless in it's social brutality and themes. It made me feel empty and depressed. It accomplished it's purpose on me, the viewer.
I heard years ago that he was developing new and difficult camera angles (like the opening of Irreversible) for his new movie, and that it would take 2 years to shoot. So i can't wait to sit in the theatre and contemplate another piece of art made by this brilliant director.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on January 12, 2009, 07:29:13 AM
Check out the intro on youtube. Best opening credits ever.

NO!  Don't check the intro if you haven't seen the film, the intro is the ending. the film unfolds through reverse chronology, just like that backwards episode of Seinfeld.

I don't think Irreversible is disturbing at all, nor the violence exploitive, it's just a different kind of love story, a very beautiful one i must say.
As for Seul Contre Tout (I Stand Alone), now that's a sickening movie. It's so nihilistic and suffocating, the whole narration was really making me feel nauseous. I loved the film, but i probably don't want to see it again any time soon. It's so relentless in it's social brutality and themes. It made me feel empty and depressed. It accomplished it's purpose on me, the viewer.
I heard years ago that he was developing new and difficult camera angles (like the opening of Irreversible) for his new movie, and that it would take 2 years to shoot. So i can't wait to sit in the theatre and contemplate another piece of art made by this brilliant director.

I Stand Alone has some of the worst scenarios imaginable, and definitely one of cruelest anti-hero's.  But it is also a different kind of love story, between a man and his daughter.  Irréversible on the other hand just plunges you right into hell.  It makes your head feel like it's spinning with it's shaky-camera direction, and you feel so freaked out to be thrown into this fucked up situation you know nothing about, in such a terrible place, surrounded by freaks.  Then you have those low frequency sounds, that have been proved to induce feelings of nausea and fear.  It freaked me out to the core the first time I saw it.  But then as the movie unfolds, the preceding events become so much more heartbreaking when you know their inevitable future.  It's an amazing experience, and one that shouldn't be missed by those who can handle very graphic and disturbing things.  (BERSERK fans should be fine)

But I digress, Enter the Void will be out of this world if it supposedly goes beyond Irréversible. 
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on January 12, 2009, 10:27:19 AM
Seul Contre Tout (I Stand Alone)

It's "Seul Contre Tous". Literally "alone against everyone".
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on January 12, 2009, 04:22:11 PM
Irreversible fucked me up. I haven't even attempted I Stand Alone, though I may soon.

I recently saw Synecdoche, New York. I'm not really sure what to say about it. As expected, it's incredibly bizarre, and the humor is so dark that one really doesn't know when to laugh or when to cry. The characters do, however; they cry A LOT. Almost too much. There's such a focus on death in this film, that it almost gets to be too much. I didn't find it incredibly depressing, by any means, just that it - not quite sure how to put this - it's almost overbearing? Annoying? Maybe?
Overall, I enjoyed the movie, and at points I was the only person laughing in the theater. There are some incredibly beautiful moments in the film and I feel it's definitely worth checking out.
It can be confusing if you try to keep up a chronology of events or any sort of analysis of what's going on, so I suggest you should just let it wash over you. Let things unfold as they unfold and if they don't quite make sense (which they probably won't), just let it go.

I'm going to see this again sometime this week, so I may have more to say, or a better way of putting it later.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on January 13, 2009, 09:27:31 AM
It's "Seul Contre Tous". Literally "alone against everyone".

Tout means everything right?

NO!  Don't check the intro if you haven't seen the film, the intro is the ending. the film unfolds through reverse chronology, just like that backwards episode of Seinfeld.

I Stand Alone has some of the worst scenarios imaginable, and definitely one of cruelest anti-hero's.  But it is also a different kind of love story, between a man and his daughter.  Irréversible on the other hand just plunges you right into hell.  It makes your head feel like it's spinning with it's shaky-camera direction, and you feel so freaked out to be thrown into this fucked up situation you know nothing about, in such a terrible place, surrounded by freaks.  Then you have those low frequency sounds, that have been proved to induce feelings of nausea and fear.  It freaked me out to the core the first time I saw it.  But then as the movie unfolds, the preceding events become so much more heartbreaking when you know their inevitable future.  It's an amazing experience, and one that shouldn't be missed by those who can handle very graphic and disturbing things.  (BERSERK fans should be fine)

But I digress, Enter the Void will be out of this world if it supposedly goes beyond Irréversible. 

You can watch the opening, it's not gonna ruin the movie at all!
As for Seul Contre Tous being about love between a man and his daughter, well i think you might be a little fucked up if you think that's love. It's far more disturbing than Irreversible, specially when that big WARNING countdown comes on screen. I remember seeing that on a big theatre and being absolutely stunned and on the edge of my seat. Really ingenious stuff.

Irreversible fucked me up. I haven't even attempted I Stand Alone, though I may soon.

Watch it. I'm curious to know how you'll feel about it.

Can't wait to see Synecdoche, New York too.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on January 13, 2009, 01:05:45 PM
Tout means everything right?

Yup, that's why it doesn't work in that sentence. It's kind of an expression in French.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on January 14, 2009, 06:26:00 AM
Best fake trailer ever?

http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/?p=8470#comments
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 15, 2009, 04:37:03 AM
I just searched and I didn't find anything about it here. I was pretty certain I had posted this before (or someone else) but I guess not.
Karate kid remake, starring Jaden Smith ( Will Smith's son) apparently Jackie Chan is interested in playing Mr.Miyagi.
http://omg.yahoo.com/news/jackie-chan-in-talks-for-karate-kid-remake/17650

I love some of Jackie's films but I don't know what to make of this. I was never a karate kid fan in the first place. And a remake ?

Now for something that might actually interest one or two people,
Fast and the Furious Trailer is out:
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809989992/video/11537903

My first thoughts were "Wtf is this, Fast and the Furious: now on foot?" The rest of the trailer was okay. I saw it without sound so I can't really judge it overall. The flaming semi at the end killed it for me.

Of interest to me was this bit of news:
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=51930
Will Smith?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on January 15, 2009, 07:48:11 AM
I just searched and I didn't find anything about it here. I was pretty certain I had posted this before (or someone else) but I guess not.
Karate kid remake, starring Jaden Smith ( Will Smith's son) apparently Jackie Chan is interested in playing Mr.Miyagi.
http://omg.yahoo.com/news/jackie-chan-in-talks-for-karate-kid-remake/17650

Jackie Chan reaches a new low. You can't replace Mr. Miyagi.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on January 15, 2009, 10:58:26 AM
Fast and the Furious Trailer is out:
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809989992/video/11537903

Oh god, it's even worse than I thought. I remember seeing either a preview or some leaked footage of a bunch of guys trying to steal a fuel tanker earlier back that was hilariously awful- but this new trailer is just awful. As far as I'm concerned, the only one worth seeing is Tokyo Drift, and thats only if you have a bunch of friends to laugh at it with you.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 16, 2009, 05:53:49 PM
Prequel? to The Thing.
http://www.darkhorizons.com/news09/090116c.php
http://www.moviesonline.ca/movienews_9871.html

FUCK!!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0488982/

EDIT***
It's finally here. The site for Watchmen. I know a lot of people think it's utter crap but for the members that do intend on wathing this movie, the site is pretty interesting.
http://watchmenmovie.warnerbros.com/

Umm it's pretty loud. just a heads up
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on January 19, 2009, 06:24:41 PM
Prequel? to The Thing.
http://www.darkhorizons.com/news09/090116c.php
http://www.moviesonline.ca/movienews_9871.html

Pathetic. Might as well just play Dead Space and call it The Thing's sequel.

FUCK!!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0488982/

Old news, still depressing.

It's finally here. The site for Watchmen. I know a lot of people think it's utter crap but for the members that do intend on wathing this movie, the site is pretty interesting.
http://watchmenmovie.warnerbros.com/

Still can't believe how sinister Ozy looks. Really ruins the character.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on January 19, 2009, 09:43:47 PM
I can't stand Rorschach's voice.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on January 19, 2009, 09:44:52 PM
I can't stand Rorschach's voice.
Ditto, I don't even think it matches the way his voice is described in the graphic novel. It's not monotone enough. He's still emphasizing words and delivering the lines dramatically.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on January 19, 2009, 09:54:44 PM
Ditto, I don't even think it matches the way his voice is described in the graphic novel. It's not monotone enough. He's still emphasizing words and delivering the lines dramatically.

Exactly, i was expecting something more "robotic".

I must say, i'm loving the music though.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on January 20, 2009, 07:52:38 AM
Ditto, I don't even think it matches the way his voice is described in the graphic novel. It's not monotone enough. He's still emphasizing words and delivering the lines dramatically.

Yeah, it's like he's trying to sound tough, which is really not what the character is about.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on January 20, 2009, 08:38:30 AM
Everyone sounds awful. The more i listen to the actors spill out lines the more i hate Snyder. I bet he only directed them with key black and white words: good, bad, tough, crazy, etc... Where are the shades of grey goddamn it?!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on January 20, 2009, 08:43:23 AM
Everyone sounds awful. The more i listen to the actors spill out lines the more i hate Snyder. I bet he only directed them with key black and white words: good, bad, tough, crazy, etc... Where are the shades of grey goddamn it?!

It was obvious it was going to be like that as soon as they showed Ozy.

Anyway, the cast of The Expendables has been updated with Forest Whitaker, Mickey Rourke and Randy Couture. Robert Knepper, Ben Kingsley and Sandra Bullock are rumored to be in as well.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on January 21, 2009, 02:31:40 AM
http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/01/16/sneak-peek-the-monsters-of-where-the-wild-things-are/

"Where the Wild Things Are" monster designs. At least, on skateboards.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 26, 2009, 03:40:05 AM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/chi-0119-facetime-keanujan19,0,4936184.story

Cowboy Bebop. "Wow!"
Or for the clueless, Keanu has accepted.. apparently.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on January 26, 2009, 03:47:16 AM
Quote
Variety reporter that Reeves will star as Spike Spiegel, an adventurous bounty hunger traveling through space in the year 2071.
Wow, Chicago Tribune. Want to hire a new copy editor? I'm cheap.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on February 02, 2009, 01:22:27 AM
I can't remember who mentioned it (and no time to look for it), but here's more info on Gaspar Noé's new film, Enter the Void:

(http://kubrick77.free.fr/photos/enter_the_void/C9B3E28B-4063-4FE2-889222DA8B5CC8EB.gif)

“Making a film is difficult, but making a great film is an almost impossible task.”
 
"This quote from Spielberg is perhaps not completely accurate, but that’s how I remember it. However, some examples of great films do exist, including the film which had such an influence on my existence: 2001, A Space Odyssey. Without professing to be able to create such a masterpiece, trying to make a film that is, at the same time, a large-scale entertainment, suitable for adults and complex in cinematic terms, is one of the most exciting undertakings one could wish to tackle. And if one does not set out with the aim of making a great film, one can be sure that it will not turn out to be one.

Few of the arts can satisfy man’s need to be uplifted as immediately as film. And none (except interactive video games) can yet reproduce the maelstrom of our states of perception and consciousness.
In the past, certain films have tried to adopt the subjective point of view of the main character. enter the void will try to improve upon its predecessors and accompany the hero just as much in his normal state of awareness as in his altered states: the state of alertness, the stream of consciousness, memories, dreams...
 
The visions described in the script are inspired partly by the accounts of people who have had near-death experiences, who describe a tunnel of light, seeing their lives flashing past them and ‘astral’ visions, and partly by similar hallucinatory experiences obtained by consuming DMT, the molecule which the brain sometimes secretes at the moment of death and which, in small doses, enables us to dream at night.
The film should sometimes scare the audience, make it cry and, as much as possible, hypnotise it.
 
In recent years, films with labyrinthine structures have proved the audience’s ability to follow storylines in the form of a puzzle, and its desire to move away from linear narration.
But a complex form where the content does not move the spectator in any way would only amount to mathematic virtuosity. Whereas this film is above all a melodrama: the universal melodrama of a young man who, after the brutal death of his parents, promises that he will protect his little sister no matter what and who, sensing that he himself is dying, fights desperately to keep his promise. A film where the life of one person is linked to the love he has for another human being.
 
The reason for choosing the most modern areas of Tokyo as a setting is to further emphasize the fragility of the brother and sister by propelling them like two small balls in a giant pinball machine made up of black, white and fluorescent colours.
 
My previous two films, which were far less ambitious, were once described by a critic as being like roller coasters playing with the most reptilian desires and fears of the spectator. enter the void, whose themes and artistic choices will be far more varied and colourful, should, if I succeed, be the Magic Mountain which I, as a spectator, dream of riding on."

Gaspar Noé

and some images:

(http://www.quietearth.us/img/e/etv-3.jpg)
(http://www.quietearth.us/img/e/etv-5.jpg)
(http://www.quietearth.us/img/e/etv-1.jpg)
(http://www.quietearth.us/img/e/etv-2.jpg)
(http://www.quietearth.us/img/e/etv-4.jpg)
(http://www.quietearth.us/img/e/etv-6.jpg)
(http://www.quietearth.us/img/e/etv-7.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on February 02, 2009, 07:47:42 AM
Great images. Great interview. Thanks perineum! I can't wait for this now.

Speaking of great imagery, anyone see The Fall yet?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on February 02, 2009, 09:00:14 PM
Great images. Great interview. Thanks perineum! I can't wait for this now.

Speaking of great imagery, anyone see The Fall yet?
Yeah, I saw it a while back on the rare occasion that the theaters here played it for a week. I think I posted a very brief review on it. It's truly one of the most gorgeous films I've had the privilege of seeing on the big screen. especially considering that there was very little computer work in it and most (if not all) locations are real.
And the montage at the end was the greatest thing ever.

I just saw Slumdog Millionaire. It was pretty good, and I loved the soundtrack. lt's definitely worth checking out.
I can't wait for The Wrestler.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on February 02, 2009, 09:18:21 PM
Hated Slumdog with a passion. I guess we're in for another "Crash" this year at the Oscars...

I wanna see The Wrestler too. I hope Mickey wins if he's as good as people are praising.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on February 05, 2009, 04:03:18 PM
Two movies I'm looking forward to.

Eden Log
http://www.apple.com/trailers/magnolia/edenlog/

A man wakes up deep inside a cave. Suffering amnesia, he has no recollection of how he came to be here or of what happened to the man whose body he finds beside him. Tailed by a mysterious creature, he must continue through this strange and fantastic world. Enclosed, Tolbiac has no other option to reach the surface than to use REZO ZERO, secret observing cells in this cemetery-like abandoned mine. He embarks upon this journey guided by the roots of a plant, leading the way and the main subject of attention of the REZO.


Coraline -  February 6, 2009
http://www.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/coraline/   
From Henry Selick, visionary director of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and based on Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling book, comes a spectacular stop-motion animated adventure - the first to be originally filmed in 3D! Coraline Jones (Dakota Fanning) is bored in her new home until she finds a secret door and discovers an alternate version of her life on the other side. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life and the people in it - only much better. But when this seemingly perfect world turns dangerous, and her other parents (including her Other Mother voiced by Teri Hatcher) try to trap her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination and bravery to escape this increasingly perilous world - and save her family.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on February 05, 2009, 06:05:28 PM
I'm also looking forward to those, Bob.  I loved The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Coraline looks to be pretty damn cool.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on February 09, 2009, 01:05:01 AM
I saw Coraline the other night in 3d. The film itself was pretty good, but i wish they took more advantage of the 3d aspect of it. You could tell some scenes were filmed specifically for the 3d effect, which really made me jump back and dodge what was coming at me a few times. But those scenes were really limited, only a handfull. Of course that type of stop motion animation is visually amazing anyway. If you like Nighmare before Christmas and The Corpse Bride, then you should like this. Lots of great scenery and twisted characters. Great art direction and amazing attention to detail. And for a kids movie I must say the story was a little hard to follow. Not in a bad way though, it kinda forces you to pay attention and I was caught off guard at how intracit the story became. I never read the book either so I don't know how it compares.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on February 22, 2009, 11:20:12 PM
I don't know what movie they're planning, I'm think The Expendables.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/schwarzenegger_stallone
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on February 23, 2009, 02:40:53 AM
I don't know what movie they're planning, I'm think The Expendables.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/schwarzenegger_stallone
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1320253/

Yeah, it's for The Expendables.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on February 23, 2009, 03:15:09 AM
Some more info. Looks like Kingsley is being replaced by Eric Roberts?
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40151
Also, Rourke has official signed on. So that's pretty cool.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on February 23, 2009, 12:43:49 PM
Some more info. Looks like Kingsley is being replaced by Eric Roberts?
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40151
Also, Rourke has official signed on. So that's pretty cool.

Yeah, I read the Kingsley/Roberts news last week and I was actually happy for it. I irrationally sort of like Eric Roberts.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on February 26, 2009, 08:58:55 PM
Not sure how many of you here are/were Arrested Development fans, but it looks like the last member of the cast has finally signed on for a motion picture directed by Ron Howard.

http://movies.ign.com/articles/957/957126p1.html (http://movies.ign.com/articles/957/957126p1.html)

I'm not usually a fan of TV series being adapted into movies, but this could work.  :schnoz:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on February 26, 2009, 10:37:59 PM
I liked the first season of the show, but I really don't think the comedic formula can stand the test of a full 90 min feature-length film.

Then again, maybe I'm just a buzzkill. I didn't think the Simpsons' movie formula worked either. I got bored about 30 min into it. But I seem to be one of the only ones.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on February 27, 2009, 12:54:47 AM
I liked the first season of the show, but I really don't think the comedic formula can stand the test of a full 90 min feature-length film.

How dare you, Arrested Development is the most influential show of all time according to Guinness World Records.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on February 27, 2009, 11:41:06 AM
How dare you, Arrested Development is the most influential show of all time according to Guinness World Records.

Really!? Should I watch it?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on February 27, 2009, 09:58:17 PM
I didn't actually know which thread to place this story into, but I took a leap of faith:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3iaeb1c24de37000ac9d6ab15e86a4f615

Neverending Story getting a remake.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: TheBranded1 on February 27, 2009, 10:11:47 PM
I didn't actually know which to place this story into, but I took a leap of faith:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3iaeb1c24de37000ac9d6ab15e86a4f615

Neverending Story getting a remake.

Sounds like an interesting idea. With the new harry potter fans and the ones who experienced it when it debuted. It might have good chances, with new technology for especial effects and make up. For mainstream reasons if this project goes intro production, I take a wild guess Shia Lebouf will be in it. :carcus: Who knows??

Also Robocop...hmmm not my cup of tea, but I guess remakes are on demand for now.

P.S. Walter how is the new job going?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on February 27, 2009, 10:43:31 PM
Quote from: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/
Appian also is developing another remake of an '80s fantasy, a live-action version of the 1988 anime tale "Akira."

Akira, fantasy? Anime tale? Between that and the approximate Watchmen review, I'm going to say that site sucks. :void:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on February 28, 2009, 01:06:34 AM
Now I haven't paid all that much attention the fanatic details of Synder's version of Watchmen. What I have heard isn't too good. I know the squid has been removed, etc. My question is, now put the Synder-voodoo dolls down for a minute, but are all the changes made to Watchmen 100% Synder's decision? Could it be possible, some slick haired sleez ball studio producer is too afraid of losing some bucks here and there and forcing some changes to be made? Shed some light on this for me guys.

Also, Robocop? The only reason I recall some bits of Robocop is because how gratuitous the violence was in that movie. Clearly you don't think Robocop and think, "Ah...such well rounded characters in such a wonderfully creative story." The violence was over the top and that's why every once in a great while when it's on I'll watch 3 minutes of it. You know a Robo-remake wouldn't nearly be half as gory. Fuck remakes...up their asses.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Nomad on February 28, 2009, 09:55:57 AM
I didn't actually know which thread to place this story into, but I took a leap of faith:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3iaeb1c24de37000ac9d6ab15e86a4f615

Neverending Story getting a remake.

  Wow, Hollywood goes for the neck on this one.  Seriously, Neverending Story?  Robocop?  What's next, a fucking Braveheart remake?  It's just sad to witness these people degrading themselves in such manner. 
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: royoak on February 28, 2009, 10:35:59 AM
Wow, Hollywood goes for the neck on this one.  Seriously, Neverending Story?  Robocop? What's next

Total Recall
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on February 28, 2009, 12:31:19 PM
Still waiting for "Zorro Reborn" myself. I liked its former title better (Zorro 2010).

The synopsis: "Almost 300 years into the future in a post-apocalyptic San Diego, a masked and caped stranger wielding dual samurai swords rides out of the desert to take his revenge the tyrant who slaughtered his family."

PS: This conversation really should be in the "Movies to Dread" thread.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: TheBranded1 on March 02, 2009, 05:51:08 PM
Of all the movies that are coming out so far. http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/comingsoon.html (http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/comingsoon.html)

I like this one http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810064737/info (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810064737/info) is named "Brothers At War"
Quote
Filmmaker Jake Rademacher sets out to understand the experience, sacrifice, and motivation of his two brothers serving in Iraq, risking everything--including his life--to tell his brothers' story
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Johnstantine on March 03, 2009, 04:53:17 PM
I read Watchmen when I heard that the movie was being made. I didn't like it. I'm didn't like what I would call "filler". I'm sure there is a meaning to the pirate comic and all the boring banter of that news stand seller guy but I could care less for all of it. There was more but its been a few months since I read it.

I will tell you this: a lot of people did NOT enjoy the book the first time.  Upon reading it more than once, you'll find that the story and characters are THAT much better.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 03, 2009, 09:39:49 PM
New trailer... I think. Major spoilers though.
Terminator Salvation trailer two, plus some comments, facts, etc.
http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/need-to-know-terminator-salvation.html#watch
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on March 04, 2009, 11:06:26 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1127180/

Sam Raimi's new movie. I guess he's going back to the horror genre before doing spider man again. I can't tell if it will be scary/funny or just scary...or just funny. I guess I'll have to wait for the trailer.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: TheBranded1 on March 04, 2009, 11:17:52 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1127180/

Sam Raimi's new movie. I guess he's going back to the horror genre before doing spider man again. I can't tell if it will be scary/funny or just scary...or just funny. I guess I'll have to wait for the trailer.

Quote
A loan officer (Lohman) ordered to evict an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse

Sounds to me like the situation from foreclosures around the U.S. Supernatural curse? when are curses natural? But if you are looking foward to it, good enough for me

I'm looking for this one http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809867825/info (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809867825/info) It say on limited release hopefully I find a theatre close to where I live.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on March 14, 2009, 09:00:28 PM
In case you haven't seen or heard enough about Christian Bale and Johnny Depp for one liftetime, here's somethin' for you.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/publicenemies/ (http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/publicenemies/)

A movie based on John Dillinger.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on March 14, 2009, 09:07:04 PM
In case you haven't seen or heard enough about Christian Bale and Johnny Depp for one liftetime, here's somethin' for you.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/publicenemies/ (http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/publicenemies/)

A movie based on John Dillinger.
Yeah I've been looking forward to that. Michael Mann too, so it just might not suck! (maybe!).
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on March 16, 2009, 07:53:15 AM
Latest Terminator and Star Trek trailers look good.

Star Trek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sga-mHKw2X0&fmt=18)

The opening speech sounds right out of LOST, Jack's dad might as well be saying it. Anyway, Bana steals this one and suddenly makes the villain intriguing, the weakest link where my interest was concerned before.

Terminator Salvation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAPnJbl8wAc&fmt=18)

Wow, finally McG has forced me to take his Terminator movie seriously with this effective little music video; which might mean it's peaking too soon, better to cash in on low expectations later.


After all, this only means the trailers are good. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on March 16, 2009, 02:15:17 PM
Terminator Salvation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAPnJbl8wAc&fmt=18)

Wow, finally McG has forced me to take his Terminator movie seriously with this effective little music video; which might mean it's peaking too soon, better to cash in on low expectations later.
Yeah I had a strong feeling this movie would have gone in the OTHER thread, but I saw that trailer before Watchmen, and it was the highlight of the night. It's not that it looks AWESOME, it's that it doesn't look as predictable and unambitious as Terminator 3.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on March 16, 2009, 02:28:37 PM
Yeah I had a strong feeling this movie would have gone in the OTHER thread, but I saw that trailer before Watchmen, and it was the highlight of the night. It's not that it looks AWESOME, it's that it doesn't look as predictable and unambitious as Terminator 3.

Agreed.  A Terminator not realizing it's a Terminator is a pretty neat idea.  But like Griffith said, all we have to go on is the trailer, so we'll have to just wait and see.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on March 16, 2009, 02:57:35 PM
Agreed.  A Terminator not realizing it's a Terminator is a pretty neat idea.  But like Griffith said, all we have to go on is the trailer, so we'll have to just wait and see.

I'm surprisingly looking forward to T4 myself since that article someone posted a while ago. The story taking place in the future is what gives it so much potential. Something bothers me about the pseudo-human robot though: how come is he so human if he's an earlier model? The story is supposed to be taking place as John Connor starts the rebellion, right? 11 years before the future shown in the first movie. But in the first 2 movies it's clear they made efforts to make the terminators look like machines imitating humans and not just actors pretending to be robots. They were imperfect. But this new guy is apparently a flawless copy and doesn't even know that he's a robot himself. It's a bit puzzling, but I imagine they have an explanation for it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on March 16, 2009, 03:21:40 PM
I have a feeling this movie will need its own thread too =).

Something bothers me about the pseudo-human robot though: how come is he so human if he's an earlier model? The story is supposed to be taking place as John Connor starts the rebellion, right? 11 years before the future shown in the first movie. But in the first 2 movies it's clear they made efforts to make the terminators look like machines imitating humans and not just actors pretending to be robots.
But I think since John Connor prefaces the trailer with: "Something has changed" in the future, then they don't necessarily have to fall in line with the development timeline of models established by previous Terminator movies.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 16, 2009, 03:23:21 PM
While all this Termiantor talk is going on I wanted to mention I saw Coraline last week. Good movie. That is all.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on March 16, 2009, 05:33:28 PM
But I think since John Connor prefaces the trailer with: "Something has changed" in the future, then they don't necessarily have to fall in line with the development timeline of models established by previous Terminator movies.

Hmm, so the future has changed and things are happening differently then? Yeah, that's probably how it is. Seems a little too convenient, but as long as the movie's entertaining I guess it's alright. :SK:

While all this Termiantor talk is going on I wanted to mention I saw Coraline last week. Good movie. That is all.

I wanted to see that actually, the trailer looked fun.

Also, while I've never been interested in Star Trek in any way whatsoever (I've never seen an episode), that trailer does look cool. I wonder what the hardcore fans think of it, out of curiosity.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 16, 2009, 06:14:09 PM
I wanted to see that actually, the trailer looked fun.

It really is. Out of the two movies I saw last week Coraline was easily the best of the two. I really did wish I could have watched it in 3d, from what I could see it wasn't gimmicky 3d, but just to help bring you that much more into the movie 3d.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on March 17, 2009, 12:18:23 AM
Yea I saw Coraline opening night in 3d. It was pretty amazing, not just the 3d but the visuals in the film itself are beautiful. As for T4, I do think it looks cool and I don't really mind how they changed the vision of the future, if that's what their doing. But I'll admit, the clips of the future that James Cameron shot for the old movies were pretty badass too. If i remember correctly they were huge battles on the destroyed remains of playgrounds and were always at night.  This one seems to be taking place in a desert type of wastland from the nuclear war, makes sense.

And as for Star Trek, I'm in the same boat as Aaz. I've never seen an episode or movie and never cared for anything Star Trek related, but the preview has me interested. I think this what the series needs to keep up with todays crowd.  Not sure how older fans will like it because just from the trailer I can see some steamy sex scenes, Spock and the captain fist fighting each other and ... is that Shaun from Shaun of the Dead..and the asian dude from Harold and Kumar? It looks like it will be fun though and a friend of mine who is really into star trek is going to let me borrow all the old movies, so I'll give it a shot.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on March 17, 2009, 12:54:44 AM
I really did wish I could have watched it in 3d.

The 3D wasn't in your face annoying. It was tastefully done and very well executed. Especially when Coraline crawls through the trippy  hallway and into the other world. You feel like you're getting sucked in. Really cool to see.

As for Terminator 4: After 3, I'm so jaded. Here's one reason why: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O-QqC9yM28
But after seeing the most recent trailer, it's really hard not to be crossing my fingers this one does the series the justice it's been aching for since T2.

NIN. Interesting choice, IMO.

I'm not sure about what 'future' this takes place. After they blew up Cyberdyne in T2, the future was altered. Hence T3, and Judgement Day not being avoided only delayed...yada yada. But I can buy the whole future being slightly off kilter. So as for what the hell is what anymore...idk.

I think this movie does need it's own thread. Then we can get down and dirty with wtf is going on.

P.S. The T-800's still look so damn cool after 20+ years.
P.S. again: The Terminator Soundtrack is extremely hard to find and pretty pricey, anyone around these parts own it?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CowTip on March 17, 2009, 08:25:03 AM
Piping in on Star Trek.

While I was never like a fanatical fan or anything, I spent a good portion of my childhood growing up watching Star Trek with my dad (The Next Generation and Deep Space 9 mostly) including all the movies. While I really enjoyed Star Trek, I feel like they just ran out of creative juices. It's almost like The Next Generation was so good that it pretty much trumped every other show to come out after it. They just couldn't match how well everything clicked in that show. That, at least for me, was pretty much what killed most other series for me. I just couldn't get in to Enterprise or Voyager.

Looking at this movie preview though, it looks good to me. The original series, if you watch some of the older episodes, are pretty ridiculous in general. There was barely an episode where Kirk didn't get in a fist fight or make out with some random woman he'd find on his adventures. No matter where they went, there was some sort of action going on; in contrast to TNG where there were a lot more 'thinky' type episodes. One example is how Picard in TNG rarely ever left the ship because he was... the captain... versus Kirk gallivanting around the galaxy every chance he got. If you take that into consideration, I wouldn't say the new Star Trek movie is really even going that far off kilter with it's action approach, and the visuals alone make people at least take notice of the movie, which I can only see as good.

Star Trek had written itself into a wall and if this somehow pulls them out of the black hole spiral that the franchise has been heading for over the last decade, then I'm probably all for it. That said, I'd prefere it if they didn't completely reboot the franchise and continue pushing this crew as the original crew. Personally, I don't think the original series were bad enough or so out of touch to warrant a complete reboot and that's one thing I'm afraid that that's what they're trying to do. I want to look at this movie as more of an homage to the original.

Too much text...  :chomp:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on March 17, 2009, 08:47:11 AM
P.S. The T-800's still look so damn cool after 20+ years.
P.S. again: The Terminator Soundtrack is extremely hard to find and pretty pricey, anyone around these parts own it?

Skeletons are badass man, so metal skeletons? Hell yeah. :badbone:

As for the soundtrack, it's apparently quite rare indeed. Don't have it myself.

The original series, if you watch some of the older episodes, are pretty ridiculous in general. There was barely an episode where Kirk didn't get in a fist fight or make out with some random woman he'd find on his adventures.

Thanks for confirming that, it's pretty much how it's always looked to me. A little too old school for my taste when I was a kid. Being in love with the Mass Effect video game though I can't help but be curious about it now, since it was clearly a big inspiration for the game.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 17, 2009, 02:11:44 PM
I wouldn't hold my breath for the Star Trek flick.
http://chud.com/forum/showthread.php?t=114822&page=4
- Kreepers got some pretty major spoilers there. Though I don't know if they're real.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on March 17, 2009, 05:26:27 PM
Linda Hamilton will be in Terminator Salvation...kinda.

http://chud.com/articles/articles/18541/1/IT039S-OFFICIAL-LINDA-HAMILTON-IS-IN-TERMINATOR-SALVATION/Page1.html (http://chud.com/articles/articles/18541/1/IT039S-OFFICIAL-LINDA-HAMILTON-IS-IN-TERMINATOR-SALVATION/Page1.html)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on March 17, 2009, 05:38:39 PM
Linda Hamilton will be in Terminator Salvation...kinda.

http://chud.com/articles/articles/18541/1/IT039S-OFFICIAL-LINDA-HAMILTON-IS-IN-TERMINATOR-SALVATION/Page1.html (http://chud.com/articles/articles/18541/1/IT039S-OFFICIAL-LINDA-HAMILTON-IS-IN-TERMINATOR-SALVATION/Page1.html)
Pretty predictable. I'm sure it will be: "The future is not set. There is no fate but what we make. Except for that bullshit in Terminator 3. That wasn't really canon though, if  you ask me." DUN DUN DUN-DUNDUN... DUN DUN DUN-DUNDUN.

In a link on the side of the page you listed, there's a blurb about a new Jack Ryan movie, with Sam Raimi at the helm.  :???:

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According to this source, known only as Admiral Greer, Sam Raimi wants James Franco to play the lead role in his relaunch of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan series. But also according to the source Paramount doesn't think Franco is the kind of boffo box office they want, so the producer and the studio are clashing over the casting. The source goes further to say that he thinks that Raimi is about to walk away from the Jack Ryan series because of this.
What a weird combination that would be... Everything is so STARK in the Clancy series' movies. I can't see how Raimi would fit his unique sense of humor and creativity in the drab world of government work.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on March 17, 2009, 05:56:39 PM
Back to Star Trek...

I think it should be pointed out that while the original Star Trek had an old school rough and tumble edge, and that action, adventure and sex are in no way out of character with it, it was also one of the most intellectual and thought provoking shows of its time, if not ever on television, far more culturally significant than anything which preceded it. The show had great science fiction writers working on it, it was a true science fiction show, but it also dealt with challenging themes and issues of the day; world peace, world war, religion, sexism, racism, and equality of all kinds, it even featured the first interracial kiss in TV drama. It was also subject to heavy interference and censorship, but still one of the only shows I know that was recognized by Martin Luther King himself for its importance.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 17, 2009, 06:04:34 PM
Back to Star Trek...

I think it should also be pointed out that while the original Star Trek had an old school rough and tumble edge, and that action, adventure and sex are in no way out of character with it, it was also one of the most intellectual and thought provoking shows of it's time, if not ever on television, far more culturally significant than anything which proceeded it. The show had great science fiction writers working on it, it was a true science fiction show, but it also dealt with challenging themes and issues of the day; world peace, world war, religion, sexism, racism, and equality of all kinds, it even featured the first interracial kiss in TV drama. It was also subject to heavy interference and censorship, but still one of the only shows I know that was recognized by Martin Luther King himself for its importance.

QFT.

Unfortunately, "Intellectual" is the last thing I'd call the new Star Trek film. It seems to be more concerned with explosions than Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future. I can just see it now.. Kirk at a bar, paying for a drink with money that's not supposed to exist in the future.

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on March 17, 2009, 06:09:54 PM
Unfortunately, "Intellectual" is the last thing I'd call the new Star Trek film. It seems to be more concerned with explosions than Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future. I can just see it now.. Kirk at a bar, paying for a drink with money that's not supposed to exist in the future.

J.J. Abrams presents
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on March 17, 2009, 06:18:48 PM
Yeah, I don't expect this movie to live up to that legacy, but then again, the other movies largely don't either. I just hope it's good and entertaining.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on March 17, 2009, 07:49:43 PM
David Hayter, AKA Solid Snake, has formed his own movie studio: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118001251.html?categoryid=14&cs=1

My question is, where'd be get the capital for this little venture? He's still a pretty much niche player in the industry.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 17, 2009, 07:55:58 PM
David Hayter, AKA Solid Snake, has formed his own movie studio:

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Dark Hero studio's first film bombed at the box office today leaving many to blame David Hayter, renowned screen writer for "X-Men," "X2" and "The Scorpion King" (he co-wrote "Watchmen"). Hayter was last seen leaving his office with a bottle of Jack Daniels and a revolver...
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on March 17, 2009, 09:10:30 PM
My question is, where'd be get the capital for this little venture? He's still a pretty much niche player in the industry.

X-Men: $296,339,527
X2: $407,711,549
The Scorpion King: $165,333,180
Watchmen: $136,718,829+

I'm sure he has investors, and I think he might be more of a niche player in our minds, where he's still Solid Snake, than in reality, where he's a professional screenwriter with over a billion dollars in worldwide box office to his credit.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on March 18, 2009, 04:05:35 AM
(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/3619/wtwtad.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 18, 2009, 02:06:40 PM
I'm still very interested in that movie. It's a shame there is no specific date yet.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on March 18, 2009, 08:24:54 PM
That poster's beautiful and wonderful and does my soul all kindsa good. Bless you Spike Jonze.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on March 18, 2009, 08:41:43 PM
I even like the FONT in that poster  :isidro:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on March 18, 2009, 09:10:12 PM
Yeah, it's looking good.  Can't wait to see some finished footage. :serpico:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on March 18, 2009, 09:22:24 PM
Who needs to see finished footage? It's already the best poster/movie ever. But don't look now, there's a challenger on the horizon...

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/thegorilladidit.jpg)

HOLY SHIT! :isidro: I'M... I'M... I'MM CUUMMMIINNNGGGG!!!! :mozgus:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 20, 2009, 08:00:58 PM
Sly getting ready for The Expendables:
(http://i43.tinypic.com/opbbjd.jpg)
http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=12520

Also, Whitaker is out. 50 cent is in.
And some info on the story.
http://www.cinematical.com/2008/11/06/stallone-statham-and-li-are-the-expendables/
Not much though. Here's some more, lol:
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/39600

Sounds like fun. Just plain simple fun.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on March 21, 2009, 12:43:24 AM


Hmm, i'm not so sure about that Sly thing there...


I'm still looking forward to the new Star Trek movie, it's practically around the corner by now. Apart from that...i'm just sad i don't have good footage of Bill Murray getting in shape for Ghostbusters 3.^^
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on March 21, 2009, 04:22:44 AM
Sly getting ready for The Expendables:
His body looks like it's composed of paper mache.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on March 21, 2009, 08:14:52 AM
His body looks like it's composed of paper mache.

That will not prevent me from seeing the movie. :slan:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on March 21, 2009, 01:51:50 PM
His body looks like it's composed of paper mache.
If you missed it, there's a video of him working out in the first link where he looks much more solid. From that picture though it looks like he's dying...

Either way I am all for popcorn action flicks, so bring it on!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on March 21, 2009, 03:03:13 PM
That will not prevent me from seeing the movie. :slan:
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In addition, Stallone has revealed that Stone Cold Steve Austin has joined the cast, which is already comprised of Sly, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Charisma Carpenter.
:isidro:  :isidro:  :isidro:

:daiba:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on March 22, 2009, 05:59:25 PM
(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/4561/winona.jpg)

I had no idea Winona Ryder was going to be in this.  I believe she plays Spock's mother?


YES!!!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on March 22, 2009, 06:05:51 PM
Nimoy had better watch his pockets while she's on set.  :rakshas:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on March 22, 2009, 06:21:14 PM
Hey come on man, thats ancient history. She was going through a tough time in her life. She's still a great actress, usually.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on March 22, 2009, 07:51:15 PM
She's still a great actress, usually.

That doesn't mean she's a great person. :daiba:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on March 22, 2009, 09:47:39 PM
That doesn't mean she's a great person. :daiba:

Yes it does! She is great person!!! maybe the greatest person eva!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: TheBranded1 on March 22, 2009, 10:03:31 PM
Yes it does! She is great person!!! maybe the greatest person eva!

I disagree with you. She might be ok, but I only know of her acting career. So for greatest eva, I think you are going just overboard.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on March 22, 2009, 11:02:09 PM
I disagree with you. She might be ok, but I only know of her acting career. So for greatest eva, I think you are going just overboard.

Yea no shit, I was joking. In a way I was agreeing with Aaz by saying that just because someone is a great actor or actress doesn't mean they are a great person. Note my sarcasm.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: TheBranded1 on March 22, 2009, 11:20:49 PM
Yes it does! She is great person!!! maybe the greatest person eva! :troll:

Since I know it's hard to find sarcasm that easily in text , adding the troll makes it way quicker to determine you are joking.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: SimplyEd on March 23, 2009, 12:21:04 AM
Nimoy had better watch his pockets while she's on set.  :rakshas:

Ah, but she's just a shoplifter. Everything's fine unless there are any department stores on Vulcan.  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 24, 2009, 04:48:07 AM
Robin Hood (2010). Starring Russell Crowe
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0955308/

I'm not sure why he's listed as playing both Robin and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Apparently the idea was actually abandoned quite a while back and now he's just Robin Hood.
http://www.beyondhollywood.com/category/nottingham-2009-movie/

Depending on what direction this takes.. my posts on this movie might transfer over to the dread thread.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on March 24, 2009, 05:23:17 AM
Eh, it's a Ridley Scott flick, so I wouldn't abandon all hope just yet.  Let's at least wait until we see some footage.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on March 24, 2009, 07:56:27 AM
I'm not sure why he's listed as playing both Robin and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Apparently the idea was actually abandoned quite a while back and now he's just Robin Hood.

The Sheriff would have been his evil twin! :zodd:

Anyway I'm with Rhombaad, no reason to dread this right now. Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett... I've seen worse.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 24, 2009, 03:14:29 PM
I actually found the movie because I was looking at Ridley Scott's imdb stats.  :guts:

Here's a movie I would like to look forward to but I'm hesitant to do so.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473075/
Seeing Jake as the prince.. God damn. lol
Kingsley, Alfred Molina and the minor cast are pretty good choices. Give or take.
At least Jordan Mechner is on the writing team, that's promising. Actually the entire writing team is pretty good.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on March 24, 2009, 03:58:48 PM
Here's a movie I would like to look forward to but I'm hesitant to do so.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473075/
Seeing Jake as the prince.. God damn. lol
Kingsley, Alfred Molina and the minor cast are pretty good choices. Give or take.
At least Jordan Mechner is on the writing team, that's promising. Actually the entire writing team is pretty good.
Sounds like you put this in the wrong thread, dude.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 24, 2009, 04:12:44 PM
Sounds like you put this in the wrong thread, dude.

Realistically, yes.
Wishfully, no.
I want to give it a chance before we flush it down the toilet.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on March 24, 2009, 04:27:24 PM
I want to give it a chance before we flush it down the toilet.
But, if it's already in the toilet and  it resembles shit,  (http://kotaku.com/5166146/that-prince-of-persia-is-one-sexy-beast)why am I going to let it sit around smelling up my bathroom? I'd rather just flush it and move on with my life than wait for the shit to sprout arms and legs and swim about, raising itself up from the toilet water to make something of itself. I'm a busy man.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 24, 2009, 05:16:20 PM
But, if it's already in the toilet and  it resembles shit,  (http://kotaku.com/5166146/that-prince-of-persia-is-one-sexy-beast)why am I going to let it sit around smelling up my bathroom? I'd rather just flush it and move on with my life than wait for the shit to sprout arms and legs and swim about, raising itself up from the toilet water to make something of itself. I'm a busy man.

AHHH!!! My Eyes!!!!
You know.. I think that chest hair is glued on. I seem to recall that he was hairless in Jarhead.
Anyway, Flush it. Flush it now!  :mozgus:

P.S
Watch the footage.
http://persia.moviechronicles.com/
I think they borrowed the costumes at around 1:30 from 300.  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on March 24, 2009, 08:20:30 PM
Ugh, what the fuck. I'm waiting for the punchline cause this has GOT to be a joke.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on March 24, 2009, 09:32:58 PM
This is old news but I just watched Atonement. I really enjoyed it, so much that as soon as it ended I started it all over again.  Did anyone else enjoy this film? I want to read the book now.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: A.C on March 25, 2009, 12:16:18 PM
I am really looking forward to the new STAR TREK movie. Don't know if it'll be good but I recently became a fan of TOS (saw it back in 2006 and has rewatched it once since then) and it is easily one of my favorite Sci-fi shows ever, the other being Farscape (though they are nothing alike.) Like Griffith said, it's a real science fiction show. I could never get into any of the other incarnations and though I used to watch the movies (mainly the Wrath of Kahn, Search for Spock and Voyage Home "trilogy") I found the original series to be far superior. (The first movie is pretty much recycled material from two earlier TOS episodes, and The Wrath of Kahn is a "sequel" to a really good TOS episode called "Space Seed".)

I decided to watch TOS because I wanted to watch the origin of "Kahn", downloaded "Space Seed" and found it really enjoyable to watch. After I heard LOST creator J.J Abrams was a big fan of TOS and that LOST was influenced by STAR TREK (the idea to include an Iraqi main character was inspired by Roddenberry's inclusion of black/asian cast members on the bridge of The Enterprise which are all first for US TV series) and heard so many pop-culture references from TOS in great shows like LOST and Farscape that I simply had to watch it "once" to get all the references. But I had no idea I would become such a fan of it.

My first impression was that it really doesn't seem outdated. Of course it bears the marks of its age - the special effects are of course not great by today's standards, although they were probably very good for the 1960s; the monsters that appear in some episodes look cheesy, as they were guys in suits (fortunately not many episodes feature monsters, especially not with a lot of screentime.) The most outdated thing about the show is things like the lack of important female roles etc. Still, it has to be said that the show was in some ways ahead of its time in that department, having a black female regular character in the main crew.

Similair to 'The Prisoner' cult show that I just recently discovered, it's age does not get in the way of it feeling like a quality show. With some exceptions, the stories are very good (some were written by acclaimed Sci-Fi writers such as Richard Mattheson, Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison etc.); the science behind them can be rather questionable, but if what you're looking for in Sci-Fi is a combination of philosophical and ethical issues, character interaction, action and good drama, then you'll certainly like it. The characters are strong (Spock may be one of the most interesting TV characters ever), the acting of the main cast and some of the guest stars is very good - particularly Nimoy and Kelley, but Shatner was actually quite good in his role, too, and didn't overact nearly as much as people say he did. Although, there was some really bad overacting by some of the guest stars (I couldn't stand the actor who played Harry Mudd and I skip those two episodes from now on.)

I actually think it feels less dated than The Next Generation. From what I saw and hear TNG tried to be sophisticated but often felt too naive and preachy instead, I felt like I was watching an "educational" show for children, heavy on political correctness, while TOS feels more natural and grownup. Not that TOS never had its preachy moments, but it wasn't as on the nose and pervasive as what I saw in TNG. Though I hear TNG was a good show in its later seasons.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on March 25, 2009, 04:16:11 PM
New pictures from "Where the Wild Things Are"

http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/03/where-the-wild-things-are-new-pics
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on March 25, 2009, 04:27:54 PM
New pictures from "Where the Wild Things Are"

http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/03/where-the-wild-things-are-new-pics
Lookin great. That first photo  (http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/?attachment_id=11362)gave me a few seconds of goosebumps  :beast:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on March 25, 2009, 06:51:45 PM
...And the trailer is out!

http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/wherethewildthingsare/

Loved the pictures, hated the hipster music.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 25, 2009, 06:57:15 PM
That actually looks really good.

In fact my second viewing of it makes me that much more excited for this movie!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on March 25, 2009, 07:04:54 PM
What?? I knew it was Arcade Fire right away. Just a weird version of the song "wake up".  I loved it! but maybe a bit more because I'm a fan of the arcade fire and was familiar with it.

The trailer was amazing and I'm glad Jonze used that song. The whole album plays like a soundtrack, perfect choice, imo!

"You better look out below"!!!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on March 25, 2009, 09:33:43 PM
This one's for you Oburi :)

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/ec2dc47000/the-dirty-garage#player
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on March 25, 2009, 10:51:00 PM
This one's for you Oburi :)

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/ec2dc47000/the-dirty-garage#player

lol You know me all too well.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on March 25, 2009, 11:04:32 PM
...And the trailer is out!

http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/wherethewildthingsare/

Loved the pictures, hated the hipster music.

Did I hear James Gandolfini in the giant monster outfit? Awesome.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on March 25, 2009, 11:25:18 PM
No... he's a voice.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: TheBranded1 on March 25, 2009, 11:30:24 PM
Did I hear James Gandolfini in the giant monster outfit? Awesome.


Looks like the monster is computer generated. But hey, Gandolfini in a custome like that would be nice.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on March 25, 2009, 11:43:33 PM
But hey, Gandolfini in a custome like that would be nice.
Nice and smelly.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 25, 2009, 11:55:49 PM

Looks like the monster is computer generated. But hey, Gandolfini in a custome like that would be nice.

Actually the faces are computer generated, the bodies them selves are people in costumes.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on March 26, 2009, 02:00:00 AM
The trailer looked really good.  Can't wait to see more footage. :serpico:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on March 26, 2009, 12:21:43 PM
Lookin great. That first photo  (http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/?attachment_id=11362)gave me a few seconds of goosebumps  :beast:
I have to echo Wally's sentiments on the pics for the trailer.

This looks absolutely wonderful, and I've never been more excited for it.

And I also thought that the song was rather fitting; fitting of the tone, the overall style, etc.

(Oh, and Oburi, yes I was quite taken with Atonement as well. It was surprisingly as good as everyone said it was)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on March 26, 2009, 12:55:38 PM
Yeah I thought the trailer was pretty good. I liked the song as well.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on March 26, 2009, 03:58:58 PM
Everyone likes the freakin song, everyone dislikes Code Veronica, i have a hard life in this forum. :judo:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: TheBranded1 on March 26, 2009, 04:06:22 PM
Everyeveryone dislikes Code Veronica,

There might be some who like CV .ike you, they are just still hiding it in their closet.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on March 26, 2009, 06:25:04 PM
Everyone likes the freakin song, everyone dislikes Code Veronica, i have a hard life in this forum. :judo:

Cheer up guy, I don't like the song, I don't dislike Code Veronica, and I don't get the hype about Where the Wild Things Are.


By the way, considering the, abnormal, level of interest, this movie will probably need its own thread sooner or later. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on March 27, 2009, 08:01:02 PM
Let's focus more on the song! :guts:

from VH1/Mtv:

By now, you've probably watched, rewatched, embedded, Tweeted, re-Tweeted, status-updated and texted about the trailer for Spike Jonze's "Where the Wild Things Are." The sneak peek debuted Wednesday on
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (!) and the Apple Movie Trailers site, then quickly made the rounds on every social-networking site known to mankind (and some that probably haven't even been invented yet).

For some, the mere appearance of the trailer was enough to send them into a tizzy. After all, the buzz surrounding Jonze's take on the Maurice Sendak children's classic has been, to use one word, troubling, with rumors of disastrous test screenings and reshoots. But what really stood out for others — and gave some the shivers — was the music in that trailer.

More specifically, the use of the Arcade Fire's rousing "Wake Up," from their 2004 album Funeral. For months, there have been rumors about the music that will be featured in "Wild Things," with some reports saying Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O created the film's soundtrack along with Deerhunter's Bradford Cox, something Cox would neither confirm nor deny when MTV News spoke to him last year.

Well, as it turns out, O's name is listed in the just-released "Wild Things" trailer, alongside musician Carter Burwell, who has scored all of Jonze's previous feature films as well as a little film you might have heard of called "Twilight." Under the "Music By" tag, Cox's name is nowhere to be seen.

But, more importantly, given that it's their song featured in the trailer, will the Arcade Fire's music also be featured in the film? Well, maybe. A spokesperson for the Fire told MTV News that he was reaching out to them for comment on "Wild Things" and their involvement with the film but had received no answer by press time. He did, however, confirm to MTV News that the version of "Wake Up" featured in the trailer was "a new version, re-recorded specifically for the film," so perhaps the band didn't just stop there.

But that's all just speculation at this point. Until we have some definite answers, why don't we all sit back and watch that trailer one more time.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on March 28, 2009, 10:11:01 AM
Ahh that's great. I hope Arcade Fire does the whole fucking soundtrack!  :guts: I always thought their albums played out like a movie soundtrack anyway, this could be their chance!  But it doesn't matter anyway you know Spike Jonze has great taste in music and I'll be pleased with w/e is featured in the film.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 28, 2009, 12:23:27 PM
Moving on with the topic.

Mutant Chronicles
 
After watching clips of it and reading the snyopsis. I have to say I'm now interested in the movie and right now looking forward to it. So here you guys go.

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In the year 2707, war rages between earth’s four giant corporations as they battle over the planet’s dwindling resources. In an era marked by warfare and social regression, the earth is on the verge of ruin, destruction is everywhere; battles explode on every ravaged continent. Amidst heavy combat, an errant shell shatters an ancient buried seal releasing a horrific mutant army from its eternal prison deep within the earth. As the mutant scourge threatens human extinction, a single squad of soldiers descends into the earth to fulfill the ages-old prophesy of the MUTANT CHRONICLES and save mankind.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/magnolia/mutantchronicles/ Trailer and clips of the movie.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on March 28, 2009, 02:41:11 PM
Moving on with the topic.

Mutant Chronicles
 
After watching clips of it and reading the snyopsis. I have to say I'm now interested in the movie and right now looking forward to it. So here you guys go.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/magnolia/mutantchronicles/ Trailer and clips of the movie.

Really? I didn't like that trailer.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 28, 2009, 02:56:00 PM
Really? I didn't like that trailer.

I didn't at first either, but it grew on me. Anyways, this movie right now is really 50/50, so I might change my mind after trailer 2.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on March 29, 2009, 11:24:28 PM
(500) Days of Summer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILCB_f0IIyI)

I'll be honest with you, I've nothing to hide or be ashamed of. The main reason I want to see this movie is because I wish that I were on that bus at 1:14. And I'm okay with that.
I mean, it looks like it could be a decent-if-not-actually-good movie--I'm sorry, I meant "indie film." ;)--but that's not the biggest draw for me.

Oh, and if you forgot what the name of the movie was during that trailer, it's (500) Days of Summer, which is Zooey's character's name, so it's fucking clever, get it? Summer's like, all fun, and then her name is Summer, too, so it's, all like, a double entendre and shit.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Dar Klink on March 30, 2009, 01:08:30 AM
This one's for you Oburi :)

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/ec2dc47000/the-dirty-garage#player
Oh man, it's Juno 2. Oh wait, I mean Garden State 3
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on March 30, 2009, 05:34:55 PM
Even Tommy can't save a not a love story about love. And yeah, that's when I closed the window. Pass. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on March 31, 2009, 02:44:04 AM
Did anyone else hate Juno with a passion? It tried way to hard to be that " indie" film of the year, like Little Miss Sunshine the year before and Napoleon Dynamite a few years before that. I literally hated every minute of that film. The dialog was so fake, and by that I mean you could actually imagine the writer trying to come up with witty, "realistic" conversation. Maybe it's me but I thought it was so poorly written. The whole time I was thinking, "Nobody talks like this!!” And the lead actress didn't help either. The whole movie just tried way too hard, right down to the soundtrack, which pissed me off even though I would have normally like those songs. Juno was the most generic and unoriginal film I'd seen all year. And it won so many awards!! I forgot what the award show was called right now but it was on IFC. Anyone remember? It's like the academy awards for indie films, and I will never watch it again because it's no better than the academy awards in my eyes.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: TheBranded1 on March 31, 2009, 03:00:28 AM
Did anyone else hate Juno with a passion?

No, I just forget about it and try to replace it with something better.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: avidwriter on March 31, 2009, 03:16:19 AM
And it won so many awards!!


Lots of "bad" movies win over the critits. This year it was Slum Dog. I never saw Juno and would never sit thru it as I will never see Slum Dog either. A movie with a dance number in it is auto fail in my book.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: TheBranded1 on March 31, 2009, 03:21:13 AM

 A movie with a dance number in it is auto fail in my book.

Then you didn't enjoy "Robin Hood : Men in tights"
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 31, 2009, 04:12:05 AM
Then you didn't enjoy "Robin Hood : Men in tights"

Big difference, that was a comedy and was good.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on March 31, 2009, 09:20:05 AM
A movie with a dance number in it is auto fail in my book.

Takeshi Kitano's Zatoichi is the exception.

Did anyone else hate Juno with a passion?

I looked at my care cup when the movie ended, and it was empty.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Kalie Ma on April 02, 2009, 04:53:58 AM
Im not sure if anyone here cares or not but one of my favorite animes as a teenager, Evangelion is getting redone by the company that animated it with new story bits added too. Here's the trailer for the second "feature" http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/official-trailer-arrives-for-neon-genesis-evangelion-2.0-you-can-not-advanc/

Some of the comments in the article are a little overboard. "This is widely considered the greatest piece of serialized anime and giant-robot science fiction for a very simple reason:  it is. "

I think its actually a load of nonsense for the most part, but it was a special part of my childhood so I cant deny its alwys going to have a piece of me with it...
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on April 02, 2009, 09:53:04 AM
I think its actually a load of nonsense for the most part, but it was a special part of my childhood so I cant deny its alwys going to have a piece of me with it...

I hear something, a sound swelling up from deep within my psyche... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgATlhZFAfs
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: A.C on April 02, 2009, 11:27:24 AM
Well, Evangelion certainly was a landmark anime series. The one strong criticism that's leveraged against it is that it has a hard time expressing metaphors and symbolism while maintaining its narrative. I suppose the new movies could fix that, but personally I liked the old series and the film just fine. I suppose the new movies might be worth checking out though.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on April 02, 2009, 11:33:19 AM
Well, Evangelion certainly was a landmark anime series. The one strong criticism that's leveraged against it is that it has a hard time expressing metaphors and symbolism while maintaining its narrative. I suppose the new movies could fix that, but personally I liked the old series and the film just fine. I suppose the new movies might be worth checking out though.

My one strong criticism is that it's full of vacuous mumbo jumbo that's as superficial as it could possibly be and tries very hard to seem deep. That and the fact the main character is a despicable wimp. Other than that it's mostly a good show as far as anime goes, if you ignore how ridiculously overrated it is.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: A.C on April 02, 2009, 01:47:02 PM
Aaz, Evangelion is not a traditional anime series. In many ways, it breaks the conventions of anime similar to the way Kubrick broke the conventions of film with 2001: A Space Odyssey. At its heart, Evangelion is not a science fiction series with philosophic, psychological and symbolic covering, it's actually the reverse. The reason why Evangelion exists was so Anno could "burn his feelings into film". What he did was take an idea and create a representation of himself and his feelings, then shape an entire fictional world around it. At the time Gainax commissioned just another "teen mecha" anime and Anno did not want to do it. He wanted to run away from it and not go through with the production because he felt "teen mecha" animes were superficial and meaningless, and he was suffering through a terrible depression.

This is why Shinji is being a "despicable wimp" who does not want to take control of the EVA-01 robot, but criticizing that is like criticizing Jake LaMotta (Raging Bull) for being a misogynistic, pathetic human being: the accusations may be true, but take away those negative personality traits and the reason for the work's existence ceases to be. As a double allegory Anno also depicts someone who's meant to reflect much of the series' main fan-base; fantasy obsessed viewers who retreat from reality to hide in the comfort of animes that give them attractive heroes and positive-based messages. In denying them that cheap positivity Anno is saying that "you can't run away" forever; and the only way to challenge them to wake-up is to not feed into their deluded fantasy dreams.

Evangelion may actually be the most relevant anime series that has ever been created.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on April 02, 2009, 01:49:09 PM
Aaz, Evangelion is not a traditional anime series.

Stopped reading there. You're ridiculous. And just like with Lost, you actually try to explain things to people who not only understand them better than you do, but are also capable of going beyond just regurgitating what they read 10 years ago and discerning what actually is or isn't.

Anyway, this thread isn't about anime, so let's not start ruining it with a debate that was already tired in 1997. You think Eva is the best thing to have ever graced mankind? Good for you. Can't say I didn't see it coming, either.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: A.C on April 02, 2009, 02:26:27 PM
Well, if you've already discussed it to death and don't think the series is that great we can move along. I'm not really in the mood to discuss Evangelion anyway. I simply disagreed with your comment is all. But yeah, this thread isn't for Anime.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on April 02, 2009, 02:52:00 PM
Well, if you've already discussed it to death and don't think the series is that great we can move along. I'm not really in the mood to discuss Evangelion anyway. I simply disagreed with your comment is all. But yeah, this thread isn't for Anime.

It's just not the thread for it. But other than that, really dude, the whole "it's so deep man it's Anno's therapy when he had a depression and there's all this meaningful stuff about the psychology of otakus and the biblical references are such deep metaphors" is terribly old and not much of an argument for anything. Just the same old shit from way back then, and I could tell before you posted that it'd be what you would say. That show is still overrated, and I still think its main character is whiny, annoying and generally uninteresting, and that there's nothing artistic or special about that. Not to mention all the other stuff, but really, let's just not get into that. Or then someone should make another thread. Like I said, I don't even think the show's particularly bad or anything, but sentences like "Evangelion may actually be the most relevant anime series that has ever been created" make me shake my head today just like they did when I first watched the show.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on April 03, 2009, 12:11:37 AM
My one strong criticism is that it's full of vacuous mumbo jumbo that's as superficial as it could possibly be and tries very hard to seem deep. That and the fact the main character is a despicable wimp. Other than that it's mostly a good show as far as anime goes, if you ignore how ridiculously overrated it is.

QFT.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on April 03, 2009, 12:42:29 AM
QFT.

Ditto.

As a double allegory Anno also depicts someone who's meant to reflect much of the series' main fan-base; fantasy obsessed viewers who retreat from reality to hide in the comfort of animes that give them attractive heroes and positive-based messages. In denying them that cheap positivity Anno is saying that "you can't run away" forever; and the only way to challenge them to wake-up is to not feed into their deluded fantasy dreams.

Evangelion may actually be the most relevant anime series that has ever been created.

It's certainly the most ironic. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on April 03, 2009, 04:06:21 PM
I think I might get some heat for bringing this up here...but I don't care.

Twilight... watched it last night and, to say the least, I enjoyed it.  Not sure why either, it seems like the kind of movie I would hate, and I never planned on watching it, ever!!! But I watched the whole movie with complete, intense focus. The fact that I'm obsessed with the lead actress and think she's the most beautiful girl in the world may have helped me sit through the whole movie, which was more like a made for tv movie to be honest. But at the time I really enjoyed watching it, yet I have a feeling that over time I'll care less and less about it.  I will admit it though, some scenes were so well shot and acted, I was surprised and very impressed with the young leads.  The special effects were weak, there was vvery little action and almost no violence... yet it's still alright because it's a love story before anything else and it hit home for me... not sure why. I do love blood drinking, pale white skin, and of course the beautiful Kristen Stewart  :idea:


I apologize in advance...
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on April 03, 2009, 04:21:54 PM
Not to sound rude...but how is this a movie to look forward to, since it's already out?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on April 03, 2009, 04:38:07 PM
Not to sound rude...but how is this a movie to look forward to, since it's already out?
Maybe he's looking forward to the sequel, which comes out later this year?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on April 03, 2009, 05:39:37 PM
Maybe he's looking forward to the sequel, which comes out later this year?

Ah, that could be.  Didn't think of that. :SK:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on April 03, 2009, 06:00:07 PM
Not to sound rude...but how is this a movie to look forward to, since it's already out?


Well it's a recommendation to anyone who hasn't seen it, so they can look forward to it. But I know what your saying and I already thought of that and this is the excuse I'm using since I didn't feel like posting a new thread for it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Death May Die on April 04, 2009, 06:10:00 PM
I can't turn around without seeing something Twilight related. On the note of Eva, if FF7 is overrated, than Eva is overrated. Also, I loved Code Veronica. Now getting back on topic.

I have been seeing the Dragon Ball commercials and it looks pretty mediocre. I get the impression that its going to miss some of the core traits that made DB, and DBZ enjoyable.

Where the wild things are is really looking good. Dare I say Metallica has a song in reference to it by the same title, and its not that bad. It was on the Reload album I believe.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: TheBranded1 on April 04, 2009, 06:29:05 PM

I have been seeing the Dragon Ball commercials and it looks pretty mediocre. I get the impression that its going to miss some of the core traits that made DB, and DBZ enjoyable.


That's why it was put in the movies to dread thread. Back to topic, it's getting closer for Star Trek :SK:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on April 06, 2009, 12:49:41 AM
Dare I say Metallica has a song in reference to it by the same title, and its not that bad. It was on the Reload album I believe.

 :troll:

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Also, I loved Code Veronica.

Ok, you're excused.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on April 08, 2009, 06:19:24 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1135092/

Any Jim Jarmusch fans? This looks great! It's got my man Gael García Bernal from Y tu mama tambien and the science of sleep.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on April 08, 2009, 07:12:48 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1135092/

Any Jim Jarmusch fans? This looks great! It's got my man Gael García Bernal from Y tu mama tambien and the science of sleep.

Jim Jarmusch is one of my favorite writer/directors, I can't wait to see how this one turns out.  Although I'm not quite as fond of his recent works as I am of his older stuff (Dead Man, Down By Law, Stranger Than Paradise)  If you haven't seen these do yourself a huge favor and check them out..
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on April 09, 2009, 06:45:21 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1135092/

Any Jim Jarmusch fans? This looks great! It's got my man Gael García Bernal from Y tu mama tambien and the science of sleep.

I like him.
I've seen the trailer some time ago. It looked like garbage.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on April 09, 2009, 04:03:12 PM
Jim Jarmusch is one of my favorite writer/directors, I can't wait to see how this one turns out.  Although I'm not quite as fond of his recent works as I am of his older stuff (Dead Man, Down By Law, Stranger Than Paradise)  If you haven't seen these do yourself a huge favor and check them out..


Me too. I like Dead Man, Down by Law, Night On Earth, and Mystery Train in that order. His newer stuff is still good but just doesn't have that modest epicness of his old films.

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I like him.
I've seen the trailer some time ago. It looked like garbage.

Garbage? The trailer was made deliberately to not give anything away, unlike other films that give away the entire plot or show you all the funniest scenes in that 2 minute trailer.  I guess maybe it's not your type, but you really can't tell much from the preview, it does it's job of not lumping the film into any specific category, which is a good sign for a Jarmusch film. It means this might actually be not only hysterical but deeply moving and thought provoking as well (like Dead Man for example).  I'm interested, to say the least.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on April 10, 2009, 09:06:39 PM
Now THIS (http://movies.ign.com/dor/objects/14313551/moon/videos/moon_trl_040909.html) I wanna see!!

(http://www.aintitcool.com/images2009/MoonPosterBig.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on April 10, 2009, 09:15:17 PM
Huh that looks pretty good.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on April 10, 2009, 10:11:34 PM
So, is it a combination remake of both 2001 and Solaris?   :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on April 11, 2009, 07:11:18 AM
Looks interesting.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on April 11, 2009, 06:19:16 PM
So, is it a combination remake of both 2001 and Solaris?   :troll:
Heheh, yeah maybe.

I'll be honest, that crossed my mind, but I like both those movies (the former is one of my favorite films, and I prefer the original Russian latter ;)), and this doesn't seem to be a cheap knockoff, either.

In fact, I haven't heard anything terrible about this movie and I think that poster is spectacular.

SOLD!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Henry Spencer on April 11, 2009, 07:32:32 PM
Excellent trailer and a welcome premise that we don't see enough of anymore (one we haven't seen since Danny Boyle's Sunshine). The inspirations are obvious, but it looks to be a worthy watch.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on April 11, 2009, 08:56:16 PM
It looks awesome, thanks for posting. :serpico:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on April 12, 2009, 04:53:46 PM
Here's another something, completely different (i imagine Griffy may like this one :carcus:)

Anvil! The Story of Anvil (http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/anvilthestoryofanvil/)

At fourteen years old, best friends Lips and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever. Their band Anvil, hailed as the “demi-gods of Canadian metal,” influenced a musical generation including Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax. Though Anvil never made it, they never stopped playing or believing. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now well into their fifties, set off to record their thirteenth album, “This is Thirteen,” in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dream.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on April 12, 2009, 05:30:47 PM
That's something I'll see.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on April 12, 2009, 06:31:42 PM
Never was an Anvil guy, but it certainly looks interesting.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on April 14, 2009, 07:35:11 PM
This is adding up to be a VERY good year:

Lars von Trier's newest, Antichrist (http://vimeo.com/4062746) :isidro:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on April 15, 2009, 02:16:45 AM
This is adding up to be a VERY good year:

Lars von Trier's newest, Antichrist (http://vimeo.com/4062746) :isidro:

Wow, intense...
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on April 15, 2009, 02:54:58 AM
This is adding up to be a VERY good year:

Lars von Trier's newest, Antichrist (http://vimeo.com/4062746) :isidro:

Whoa. :griff:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on April 15, 2009, 04:30:06 AM
This is adding up to be a VERY good year:

Lars von Trier's newest, Antichrist (http://vimeo.com/4062746) :isidro:

Meh, i was expecting alot more from this. Anyway it's good to see somewhat bought Trier a tripod.
That last shot was great though.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on April 15, 2009, 01:56:00 PM
You were expecting MORE from a trailer? :chomp:

Also, Trier's no stranger to well-composed, steadied films; he started out that way. Check out Europa and Element of a Crime. Trier's talent does not begin and end with Dogme 95.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on April 15, 2009, 05:35:25 PM
You were expecting MORE from a trailer? :chomp:

Also, Trier's no stranger to well-composed, steadied films; he started out that way. Check out Europa and Element of a Crime. Trier's talent does not begin and end with Dogme 95.

I was just joking ;)
I don't think he made more Dogme 95 films besides "The Idiots".
I said i was expecting more because the trailer was just a bunch of screaming and somewhat low-budget "look over there" horror stuff, and Dafoe's voice is too monotonous for narration.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on April 16, 2009, 05:52:17 AM
I don't think anyone has mention this yet, I don't think it's in theaters but i know it isn't out on dvd yet so i'll bring it up here. Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino. I heard it was suppose to be his last time acting in a film and I think it's a great way for him to end his acting career. Props to Eastwood for making this film and playing a character like this at his age. I wasn't exactly sure how I much I liked it until some of the final scenes, where the heart of the movie really hit me. And thats not to say there are not plenty of heartfelt scenes throughout. When the girl came home after being beaten and raped by the gang for retribution after what Eastwoods character did (sorry, don't remember character names at the moment), I almost cried.  One of Eastwoods best and most modest films. It has a similar feel to his Unforgiven, but then again many of his films share the same themes. Though this one did parallel Unforgiven in many ways (at least to me) the ending really adds a new twist.   One of his best films, IMO, and I prefer Mystic River, The Unforgiven, Pale Rider, The Outlaw Jose Wales and High Plains Drifter for films he's directed and/or written. Of course The Good The Bad and THe Ugly will always be his best, and one of my favorite films...ever.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on April 16, 2009, 03:15:45 PM
I don't think he made more Dogme 95 films besides "The Idiots".
Perhaps not "officially", but the style carried through to Breaking the Waves and even Dancer in the Dark (despite the fantastical musical numbers, which still, as I recall, relied heavily on diagetic sounds) which are his two most well known films and the style of which he is most commonly connected to.

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I said i was expecting more because the trailer was just a bunch of screaming and somewhat low-budget "look over there" horror stuff, and Dafoe's voice is too monotonous for narration.
that's fair, i suppose, but i feel it has served the purpose of piquing our interest without really giving anything away, such as that palpable atmosphere and creep. And just how gorgeous it all is!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on April 16, 2009, 05:20:29 PM
I really want to see it though.
I hope Dafoe is as good antichrist as he was a christ.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on April 16, 2009, 05:21:23 PM
I really want to see it though.
I hope Dafoe is as good antichrist as he was a christ.
Judging from the trailer, I got the weird indirect impression this woman was going to give birth to the antichrist, not that it was Defoe. Maybe I just missed some obvious points though.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: smoke on April 19, 2009, 08:06:18 AM
Antichrist looks fuckin' creepy.

Not sure if I'm man enough to see it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on April 21, 2009, 08:20:30 PM
Hunger (http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/hunger/)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on April 29, 2009, 06:23:08 PM
New trailer for The Antichrist - http://www.fliqz.com/aspx/permalink.aspx?vid=c54396f419c24aa189a210c7a04d3cf7

Is he friend... or dafoe? *drumroll* :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on May 01, 2009, 02:08:32 PM
Here's a movie I think everyone should see! :carcus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukRdEVthmWM
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on May 01, 2009, 02:50:36 PM
Here's a movie I think everyone should see! :carcus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukRdEVthmWM

I can't believe I never heard of this before. What a joke. That's one more reason I have zero respect/tolerance for Matthew McConaughey.

Why Gary Oldman? ....why?  :judo:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on May 01, 2009, 02:52:46 PM
Here's a movie I think everyone should see! :carcus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukRdEVthmWM
I watched it on mute. I don't need sound to know that it looks supremely awful -- yet I bet it'll be a hit!  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on May 01, 2009, 02:59:40 PM
I watched it on mute. I don't need sound to know that it looks supremely awful -- yet I bet it'll be a hit!  :troll:

It's an older movie. 2003 I think, and yea it wasn't a hit, and probably why we never heard of it. Watch it with the volume up if you get a chance though, the movie voice guy is hilarious. "When the going gets tough, it's only the size of your heart that counts" and "In the role of a lifetime ...Gary Oldman". :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on May 01, 2009, 04:38:05 PM
i agree, the announcer's voice is the best thing about it, and just what he was given to say.

it looks like it had the potential for some sort of social commentary, but i think it came up 'short'. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Dar Klink on May 02, 2009, 04:03:28 AM
i agree, the announcer's voice is the best thing about it, and just what he was given to say.

it looks like it had the potential for some sort of social commentary, but i think it came up 'short'. :ganishka:

Oh come on, be a little more tolerant.  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on May 02, 2009, 07:27:31 PM
District 9
http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/district9/medium.html

Has sort of a Children of Men feel to it. I'm a little curious.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on May 02, 2009, 07:51:05 PM
District 9
http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/district9/medium.html

Has sort of a Children of Men feel to it. I'm a little curious.
It's Peter Jackson. Expect a lot of circular panning shots. This time around a scifi landscape instead of a fantasy one  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on May 02, 2009, 08:06:03 PM
It's Peter Jackson. Expect a lot of circular panning shots. This time around a scifi landscape instead of a fantasy one  :troll:

Haha. True. He's producer on this, so hopefully the director has already done his own thing. We'll see.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on May 07, 2009, 10:54:46 AM
Well guys looks like the new Star Trek completely did a 180 on the series. :judo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02LgdXVkXgM
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on May 09, 2009, 06:43:41 AM
Just got back from seeing Star Trek and all I have to say is that it rocked.  The new cast does a great job and while the story may have been relatively simple, it's the old, familiar characters that drive the movie.  Now the only thing left to do is see it at the local IMAX. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Nomad on May 09, 2009, 06:55:22 AM
  Same here.  Though I barely follow the saga nor any other related Star Trek series, I can say it was enjoyable.  Plot wise, it's what's to be expected really.  Nothing epic nor deep plots, There's quite a few surprises for the fans IF it hasn't been spoiled before.  But judging by some fan reactions, I'd say it is good for both fans or non-fans to enjoy.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on May 09, 2009, 01:11:01 PM
Well Wolverine was an abomination. And I was even mostly drunk when I saw it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Johnstantine on May 09, 2009, 04:10:37 PM
Wolverine was god awful.

OH HEY I JUST KILLED THIRTY GUYS SO IT'S ABOUT THAT TIME I STRIKE A CLICHE ACTION POSE
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Clawed The Bum on May 14, 2009, 11:46:10 PM
Hey, I disliked Wolverine like everyone else and really like Star Trek. I'm a really big movie nerd. If you like Protector and Ong Bak you will probably like Merantau! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtkLFm3QrmA make sure to watch in HD!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on May 15, 2009, 12:42:20 AM
Just got back from Star Trek. I don't know anything about Star Trek so it was all new to me, though I really enjoyed it. I didn't like the bad guys or the whole time traveling aspect of the story, but the movie was entertaining. The cast was great and action scenes and special effects were spectacular throughout. Also Spock was an amazing character and i loved the debates between him and Kirk.

O yea and my girl Winona was the icing on the cake, she was spectacular  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Psymont 2.0 on May 17, 2009, 01:33:11 AM
as somebody with relatively no background in the star trek universe, heres what i thought... That movie was gay-er than george takei in a rupaul and richard simmon sandwich... However, Sylar was a good spock and a red shirt died, otherwise the movie was nothing but "hey you know this guy" and "hey you remember this catch phrase" mixed in with lens flares that made it hard to see straight coupled with plot holes deeper than red koolaid powered blackholes... The only excuse for the villians ridiculous actions were either complete ignorance or total stupidity... being thrust back 25 years before your planets destruction with weaponry beyond the understanding of your current time slot affords you so many diabolical opportunities... instead they sat around waiting for their scapegoat?... i probably only feel this way because people built it up so much... after all it was quite true to tv and perhaps that is why it truly sucked... I suppose sitting in a theater with no ac didn't help either... 
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on May 17, 2009, 02:15:52 AM
Yea the story seemed like it was filled with plot holes. I never think it's a good idea to overcomplicate a movie with time traveling, especially when the film has enough background material for so many other possible storylines.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on May 18, 2009, 10:11:25 PM
Von Trier's Antichrist is getting some really bad reviews at Cannes. I was skeptical after watching the trailer, which looked crappy, but i wasn't expecting this:

http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/05/von-triers-antichrist-ripped-by-critics

Some quotes:
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Said Roger Ebert, “Von Trier is not so much making a film about violence as making a film to inflict violence upon us… This is the most despairing film I’ve ever have seen.”  Jeff Wells called it “a fartbomb,”

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Declaring himself “the world’s greatest director,” 53-year-old Dane Lars von Trier defended his enfant terrible title with aplomb.  It started with a shouting match between Daily Mail columnist Baz Bamigboye and other members of the press corps, with Bamigboye demanding von Trier “explain and justify” the explicit sexual gore in his film and another journo in the audience yelling “He’s an artist, you’re not. He doesn’t have to explain anything!”

“I don’t have to explain anything. You are all my guests here, not the other way round,” von Trier said. “Anyway, I don’t think about the audience when I make a film. I don’t care. I make films for myself.”

Von Trier did defend his use of nausea-inducing imagery — including a bloody masturbation scene and a leg-drilling sequence that could have been cribbed from the “Saw” franchise — as artistic “honesty,” saying to leave the shockers out would have been “like lying.”

He also insisted he was not playing a joke on the audience but meant everything, from the film’s talking fox to the closing dedication to Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, a dedication that drew howls of laughter at last night’s press screening, to be taken seriously. [via Hollywood Reporter]

I think Von Trier finally lost his head up ass.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on May 18, 2009, 11:00:09 PM
From noncommercial arthouse schlock back to commercial Hollywood junk food...

I never think it's a good idea to overcomplicate a movie with time traveling

That was actually the most clever and best thing about it.

Anyway, I though it was alright and enjoyed it. Though, I'm like the only person I know that's familiar with Star Trek that's seen the movie, and I think that sums up what's wrong with it. Though tries for the spirit of Star Trek, it ended up more like Star Wars, and it's really built to serve the general movie going public, rather than what made Star Trek great in the first place. So, everyone that ran out to see it over the hype, even though you never had any interest in Star Trek before, you can blame yourselves for the movie's shortcomings. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on May 19, 2009, 07:04:12 PM
Von Trier's Antichrist is getting some really bad reviews at Cannes. I was skeptical after watching the trailer, which looked crappy, but i wasn't expecting this:

http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/05/von-triers-antichrist-ripped-by-critics

Some quotes:
I think Von Trier finally lost his head up ass.
Perhaps they're right, perhaps it is terrible. But I have certain difficulty giving credit to criticism that compares a film to an explosion of flatulence.
Forgive me, maybe that's just a failing of mine.

Regardless, due to my breathless and repeated viewing of the fArty little trailer, and given the intensity of hatred toward the film, it's now become absolutely compulsory that I watch it.

Don't ask me to explain, I don't feel I need to. ;)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on May 19, 2009, 07:05:25 PM
Regardless, due to my breathless and repeated viewing of the fArty little trailer, and given the intensity of hatred toward the film, it's now become absolutely compulsory that I watch it.

Don't ask me to explain, I don't feel I need to. ;)

Same here, it just makes me want to see it more. :void:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on May 19, 2009, 07:22:08 PM
Well, Im seeing Star Trek with my wife tonight. I have little to no expectations about the movie. Will post a mini review here.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on May 19, 2009, 08:28:04 PM
Well, Im seeing Star Trek with my wife tonight. I have little to no expectations about the movie. Will post a mini review here.

Hope you enjoy it, Wally. :serpico:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on May 19, 2009, 10:42:25 PM
Don't ask me to explain, I don't feel I need to. ;)

You kind of went out of your way already, really. =)

Anyway, I actually found "fartbomb" to be a much more impressive statement about the film than the trailer. Not that the movie looked bad, just that, yeah, you don't hear someone seriously call a movie a "fartbomb" everyday. As a matter of fact, it might have trouble living up to that label, for better or worse. It's certainly intriguing now though.

Speaking of which, more from the article Nightcrawler posted, it wasn't even the only farty comment!

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he wasn’t the only one comparing it to a fart in the first line of his review. Some reviewers liked it, but most of their praise was along the lines of “I think I liked it,” which in movie critic parlance roughly translates to, “It really tapped into my pretentiousness and self-hate!”

 :ganishka:

Well, Im seeing Star Trek with my wife tonight. I have little to no expectations about the movie. Will post a mini review here.

Like Rhomby said, hope you have a good time. I hope the Vulcan masturbation blood ritual scene doesn't throw you off.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on May 19, 2009, 11:35:57 PM
I really wasn't sure what thread to put this in, but for now I'll just leave it here. Guy Ritchie's (peculiar) take on Sherlock Holmes:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/dor/objects/14258109/sherlock_holmes_2009/videos/sherlock_holmes_trl1_051909.html (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/dor/objects/14258109/sherlock_holmes_2009/videos/sherlock_holmes_trl1_051909.html)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on May 19, 2009, 11:58:25 PM
I really wasn't sure what thread to put this in, but for now I'll just leave it here. Guy Ritchie's (peculiar) take on Sherlock Holmes:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/dor/objects/14258109/sherlock_holmes_2009/videos/sherlock_holmes_trl1_051909.html (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/dor/objects/14258109/sherlock_holmes_2009/videos/sherlock_holmes_trl1_051909.html)

Looks like we could have a real fartbomb on our hands here.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on May 20, 2009, 12:07:46 AM
Regardless, due to my breathless and repeated viewing of the fArty little trailer, and given the intensity of hatred toward the film, it's now become absolutely compulsory that I watch it.

Don't ask me to explain, I don't feel I need to. ;)

I wanna see it badly too. I've read Ebert's full review and it doesn't sound that bad, just immensely violent, gory and evil. But unlike you, i found the trailer really bland and generic.

It seems that Cannes, this year, is prolific in controversial movies. Check out the impact that "Kinatay" is making ;)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on May 20, 2009, 01:29:40 AM
Well, Im seeing Star Trek with my wife tonight. I have little to no expectations about the movie. Will post a mini review here.
I was entertained.

I really wasn't sure what thread to put this in, but for now I'll just leave it here. Guy Ritchie's (peculiar) take on Sherlock Holmes:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/dor/objects/14258109/sherlock_holmes_2009/videos/sherlock_holmes_trl1_051909.html (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/dor/objects/14258109/sherlock_holmes_2009/videos/sherlock_holmes_trl1_051909.html)
To quote the trailer, "What have you done...?"
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on May 20, 2009, 02:18:08 AM
I was entertained.

Glad to hear it. :guts:

To quote the trailer, "What have you done...?"

Haha, I imagine that will be most people's reactions (at least those familiar with the original works).
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on May 20, 2009, 03:25:50 AM
Haha, I imagine that will be most people's reactions (at least those familiar with the original works).

It's eXtreme SherloX! :badbone:

I do appreciate the younger Watson though.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on May 20, 2009, 04:16:46 AM
It's eXtreme SherloX! :badbone:

No kidding. Since when did he go around dispensing criminals in hand to hand combat and using firearms?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on May 20, 2009, 07:19:17 AM
No kidding. Since when did he go around dispensing criminals in hand to hand combat and using firearms?

Director: Guy Ritchie

Anyway, it looks fun but I have a really hard time accepting Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes. And it's not just the actor himself, but the fact the character just goofs around in the trailer. I guess the goal is to help uncultured youngsters discover the character?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on May 20, 2009, 11:45:38 AM
I guess the goal is to help uncultured youngsters discover the character?
Yeah but in that sense, this is hardly Sherlock Holmes anymore after all these changes. It's like Tito's Berserk game.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on May 20, 2009, 12:03:04 PM
Yeah but in that sense, this is hardly Sherlock Holmes anymore after all these changes. It's like Tito's Berserk game.

Come on now, don't be mean to Guy Ritchie. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on May 20, 2009, 02:40:09 PM
It's like Tito's Berserk game.

Haha, it doesn't look that bad. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on May 21, 2009, 06:41:15 AM
Terminator: Salvation "exclusive 4 minute clip." It's not an actual clip or scene though, more like a longform version of the trailers with a few new wrinkles thrown in (Ironside sighting!). At one point, Bale almost slips into batvoice. =)

http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/terminatorsalvation/exclusive/index.html

I still prefer the dramatic Reznor music video-style trailer, because who isn't a sucker for that sort of shit? :badbone:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on May 21, 2009, 09:14:07 AM
...And the shitty reviews are in!

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Roger Ebert slams T4 http://rogerebert.suntimes.com / --- 2 stars -- "I know with a certainty approaching dread that all of my questions will be explained to me in long detailed messages from "Terminator" experts. They also will charge me with not seeing the movie before I reviewed it. Believe me, I would have enjoyed traveling forward through time for two hours, starting just before I saw the movie. But in regard to the answers to my questions: You know what? I don't care."

Toronto Star slams T4 http://www.thestar.com/enterta inment - one and a half stars - "Terminator Salvation: It’s back, and it’s bad"

Globe and Mail slams T4 http://www.theglobeandmail.com /arts/ - two stars - "What its predecessors had, this sequel sorely lacks"

USA Today slams T4 http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/reviews/2009-05-19-terminator-salvation_N.htm -- "Bale is surprisingly one-dimensional as John Connor, the leader of the human Resistance movement whose destiny is linked to the future of mankind in this doomsday action franchise. He seems to be simply recycling his gravelly Dark Knight growl."

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/05/19/DD7V17N5G0.DTL - "McG is a director with an above-average eye and an original instinct for camera placement. To his credit, he's not one of those lazy types who think they can generate excitement in an action sequence by shaking the camera or kicking it. But he has a major weakness as a filmmaker, and that weakness is all over "Terminator Salvation": His grand, elaborate visual sense is completely detached from his brain"..."Whoever thought in 2003 that we'd look back on "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" as the good old days?"

And Harry, the dude that enjoyed Van Helsing and Twilight slams it pretty bad - http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41140 - "I hate the film. Pure and simple. I loathe it. I hated it so much I didn’t want to see my friend’s faces afterwards. I just wanted to go home and vent. I really really hate this film. I hate how much effort so many great artists and technicians put into a film that’s this fucking bad. Ultimately its just shit moving, like a sewer pipe. I hate that there isn’t a sustained scene or sequence that I love as much as the best moment from TERMINATOR 3. I hate that when I left the theater I felt empty and let down. That I felt like writing a review like this instead of fucking dry humping a great TERMINATOR movie." Perhaps I should tell you the opening scene. We open with Sam’s Marcus sitting on his prison bed as a ridiculously awful looking Helena Bonham Carter comes out. She’s there to get Marcus to sign his body, post-execution, away. She tells him she can give him a second chance at life. Wouldn’t he want that? He tells her a sentence about how he killed his brother and some other men, he doesn’t deserve a second chance. She continues to go after his body and he agrees, but on the condition that she kiss him. Her lips are so sickly looking, and he kisses her by grabbing the back of her head and forcing her face into his suddenly. When he pulls away he says rather absurdly, “Now I know what Death tastes like!” – the line and the delivery were BAD! I’m talking the kind of bad that you repeat as a watermark of awfulness. It’s a shame that Nolan wasn’t the sole screenwriter here… but those guys from CATWOMAN and T3.

http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/05/terminator-salvation-bad-reviews

(http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/mcg_is_kuato.jpg)

McG is Kuato.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on May 21, 2009, 06:50:07 PM
Oh well, I don't think anybody should be shocked, even the four minute clip revealed the material to be less promising when not in music video form. It was over with T3 anyway. =)

Remember though, this is what the critics said about the all-time "cult classic" Alien 3! :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Cronus on May 23, 2009, 03:13:03 AM
Terminator Salvation was a decent movie.  The story I think was good, the directing a little weak to me.  It took things in a more interesting direction and wasn't a victim of constant self-parody like T3 was.  I knew critics would hate it universally of course.  But, if you pretend T3 never existed, this is a pretty good addition to the story.  Just my 2 cents.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on May 23, 2009, 12:01:58 PM
Oh well, I don't think anybody should be shocked, even the four minute clip revealed the material to be less promising when not in music video form. It was over with T3 anyway. =)

Remember though, this is what the critics said about the all-time "cult classic" Alien 3! :troll:

Not really. Alien 3 was just too grim and bleak. People didn't expect they would kill off their precious fan-favourites Hicks and Newt.
The effects sucked though, but i couldn't care less about that.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on May 24, 2009, 01:22:49 AM
Terminator Salvation: The kind of movie that wins "best sound editing," and nothing more.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: TheBranded1 on May 24, 2009, 02:04:17 AM
Terminator Salvation: The kind of movie that wins "best sound editing," and nothing more.

Even a Razzie might be too much for it. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on May 24, 2009, 02:31:06 AM
No, it wasn't incredibly bad, per se. But it wasn't good enough to be a Terminator film, and ultimately added nothing to the franchise/series. I suppose it wasn't given a number for a reason...
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on May 27, 2009, 04:29:41 PM
Not really. Alien 3 was just too grim and bleak. People didn't expect they would kill off their precious fan-favourites Hicks and Newt.

I was always more upset about the lack of explanation about the egg and facehugger that could impregnate twice... Anyway, don't make it sound like it's misunderstand for some brave artistic direction it took on account of it's sloppy departure from Aliens, that's really just a excuse for the film's own shortcomings. If it were a better movie, nobody would have cared.

Terminator Salvation: The kind of movie that wins "best sound editing," and nothing more.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468569/awards

 :troll:

No, it wasn't incredibly bad, per se. But it wasn't good enough to be a Terminator film, and ultimately added nothing to the franchise/series. I suppose it wasn't given a number for a reason...

And Rise of the Machines deserved to be T3? Because that's Salvation's real measuring stick. After 3, I don't think you can judge "the series" by the standards of T2 anymore. No matter how promising this may have looked, nobody should have ever thought this was going to be a worthy successor to T2 at any time. Personally, I'm going to be judging it against T3, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on May 27, 2009, 05:51:15 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468569/awards

 :troll:

 :ganishka:

Personally, I'm going to be judging it against T3, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection. =)

Don't forget AVP and AVP 2. :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CowTip on May 27, 2009, 08:52:31 PM
Yeah, saw Terminator yesterday and I have to say.... bleh.

The special effects were pretty, though I had a hard time watching the action scenes because my theater had the sound up so high I thought I was going to go deaf. The plot... laughably ridiculous and terribly thought out. They had some good ideas in there. A terminator with a soul? Surprise CG guest cameos? The save your father so you can be born in the past subplot was even ok to me. However, they took these ideas and just... failed. If you stop to think about any of the actions of the characters in the movie, you start scratching your head. When you look at how the robots function, you scratch a little harder... by the time you get to the conclusion, you're just pulling out hair. A woman who's been fighting this war against machines for years is going to fall in love overnight with someone they've seen as their enemy for years? She's going to let him go, no problem? And then John Conner is going to be like "Oh, let her out everything's ok even though a bunch of us just got killed because of your actions."

The worst offense to me is how they handled the machines in general. They dumbed them down to a completely stupid level just so that the humans could have a fighting chance. The start of the movie, they show that the machines can drop mini-nukes whenever they want to clear out an area, yet there's a whole pool of machines outside resistance HQ and Skynet does nothing. The whole plot is to get John Conner to a place where Skynet can wipe him out, yet when they finally get him where they want him, they send ONE machine after him. One machine that fails miserably because he can't run or do much of anything but look menacing. There's a lot more I'd like to complain about, but this is getting rather long already. Don't get me started on just how sudden and un-emotional the sacrifice at the end of the movie was. Just... pointless and dumb.


In the end, the plot completely failed. I didn't hate the movie, but personally, I'm a little tired of movies that don't mind being just tech demos. Just... ugh.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on May 27, 2009, 09:21:30 PM
Yep, cowtip. Your above explanation of the ending is what made me the most frustrated. SkyNet's uh ... shitty plan to kill Connor.

For this and other reasons, the whole movie fell to pieces and felt like it was written by a semi-professional Terminator fanfic writer.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on May 27, 2009, 09:35:41 PM
What can you expect from a guy who calls himself McG?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on May 27, 2009, 09:39:22 PM
I was always more upset about the lack of explanation about the egg and facehugger that could impregnate twice... Anyway, don't make it sound like it's misunderstand for some brave artistic direction it took on account of it's sloppy departure from Aliens, that's really just a excuse for the film's own shortcomings. If it were a better movie, nobody would have cared.

The shortcomings were mostly caused by the producers/studio. Fincher had a great vision and Sigourney backed him, which resulted in friction with the producers.
If you have the Quadrilogy boxset, watching the behind the scenes footage clears everything about what happened. Besides, it comes with the unofficial Director's Cut, which is by far, the best DC i've seen, ever. In the way that it changes alot of the theatrical version, in mood, pace, and even plot. They actually capture the Alien in the DC. Which makes perfect sense, and should've been included in the theatrical version. I'm still baffled by the way the studio cut that part.
But even the crippled theatrical Alien 3 cannot be compared to such piles of shit like T3 or Alien Resurrection. The AVP movies don't even deserve to be mentioned.
Alien 3 has great actors, decent characters/plot, great cinematography, great soundtrack, and great direction. Who fuckin cares about that egg on the ship? The problem was and always will be, that the fanboys wanted Aliens all over again. And they still do, by the amount of stupid stories with pseudo-colonial marines all around games and movies. Aliens was a parody on militarism, and yet most people didn't got it. It's all about the c00l weaponz and teh acctions and sh1t.
Alien 3 was the unperfect ending to a great trilogy.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on May 27, 2009, 10:38:33 PM
A sad state of affairs we find ourselves in, that the "movies to look forward to" are so disappointing, Nightcrawler and I will now re-enact arguing the pros and cons of Alien 3, a movie I enjoy actually, as if it were 1993:

The shortcomings were mostly caused by the producers/studio. Fincher had a great vision and Sigourney backed him, which resulted in friction with the producers. If you have the Quadrilogy boxset, watching the behind the scenes footage clears everything about what happened. Besides, it comes with the unofficial Director's Cut, which is by far, the best DC i've seen, ever. In the way that it changes alot of the theatrical version, in mood, pace, and even plot. They actually capture the Alien in the DC. Which makes perfect sense, and should've been included in the theatrical version. I'm still baffled in the way the studio cut that part.

That's all well and good for Fincher and, Alien: Ressurection co-producer, Sigourney Weaver, but to quote Marshal Samuel Gerard, "I don't care." However you want to qualify it, it was a lousy product from 20th Century Century Fox. Everyone's intentions or a later director's cut doesn't change that. Also, though I really like Fincher, since he has since disowned said product and even his own vision for it when he was given the chance to redeem it, I have little sympathy. If you want to say the director's cut is great, fine, but differentiate, because that doesn't retroactively take Alien 3 off the hook for what it was.

But even the crippled theatrical Alien 3 cannot be compared to such piles of shit like T3 or Alien Resurrection. The AVP movies don't even deserve to be mentioned. Alien 3 has great actors, decent characters/plot, great cinematography, great soundtrack, and great direction.

I agree completely, Alien 3 would be the best case scenario for Terminator Salvation, but just comparing those involved with the former to the latter, I don't even think the potential is there honestly. And there you have it, yesterday's disappointments are today's unobtainable standards!

Who fuckin cares about that egg on the ship?

Me? James Cameron? People who like plots that at least try to make sense? Objective people not in the act of shamelessly apologizing for Alien 3? Lots of people, apparently. Anyway, that's just the first thing wrong with it, and if they took the time to get the FIRST THING about the premise right, maybe everyone would have been more forgiving. It all comes back to the movie, not people's perception, because that hinges on the movie too. For example, in many ways Aliens was a bigger departure from the original than 3 from Aliens or the series overall to that point, 3 actually being a return to form, but Aliens was done so well, that nobody minded. If you're gonna break eggs though, I expect an omelet, not two egg whites poured over a piece of dog-alien shit (though that would be far more artistic and provocative =).

The problem was and always will be, that the fanboys wanted Aliens all over again. And they still do, by the amount of stupid stories with pseudo-colonial marines all around games and movies. Aliens was a parody on militarism, and yet most people didn't got it. It's all about the c00l weaponz and teh acctions and sh1t.

Don't forget that I can't believe she shaved her head dude, I totally wouldn't bang her like that! (http://skullknight.net/images/gutsbarf.gif)

Kidding aside, they got all that action without substance in Resurrection and those awful AVP movies, and everyone rightfully thought those sucked too. In any case, don't blame the audience for reacting to what they're given. It's not their responsibility to look into what Fincher's good intentions were or what his true vision was supposed to be. They can't all be expected to torture themselves rationalizing the failed production of Alien 3 into some wonderful piece of lost filmmaking only the enlightened can appreciate. It's not.

Alien 3 was the unperfect ending to a great trilogy.

That it certainly is.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on May 28, 2009, 08:50:18 AM
Who fuckin cares about that egg on the ship?

Who doesn't care, except for you?

Alien 3 was the unperfect ending to a great trilogy.

Alien 3 was boring and doesn't live up to Alien nor to Aliens. It's not a bad movie by any means, but it's certainly the weak one in the trilogy, like you said yourself. Alien: Resurrection on the other hand is just outrageously bad.

EDIT: I hesitated to post this in the "Movies to dread" thread, but the truth is I am definitely looking forward to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxB0yXfpQZ8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxB0yXfpQZ8)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on May 28, 2009, 06:23:47 PM

EDIT: I hesitated to post this in the "Movies to dread" thread, but the truth is I am definitely looking forward to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxB0yXfpQZ8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxB0yXfpQZ8)

I love Werner Herzog, but using the same title as the Abel Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant is lame as hell.  Every time I bring up Cronenberg's Crash, people think of Paul Haggis' shitpile of a movie of the same name.  It's confusing, frustrating, and shouldn't be allowed.  Albeit it looks somewhat interesting, there's no way it will live up to Harvey Keitel's intense performance.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on May 29, 2009, 12:52:56 AM
I love Werner Herzog, but using the same title as the Abel Ferrara's Bad Lieutenant is lame as hell.  Every time I bring up Cronenberg's Crash, people think of Paul Haggis' shitpile of a movie of the same name.  It's confusing, frustrating, and shouldn't be allowed.  Albeit it looks somewhat interesting, there's no way it will live up to Harvey Keitel's intense performance.

Agreed. Though like Aaz said, I suppose I am looking forward to it even though it looks... silly, I guess.

Edit-
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41210
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40865



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Robert Rodriguez is doing a film called PREDATORS, which he's calling a reboot to the series.
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Fox is moving on an Alien movie, but it'll be more of a reboot/origins type story than a remake.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on May 29, 2009, 07:22:47 AM
Agreed. Though like Aaz said, I suppose I am looking forward to it even though it looks... silly, I guess.

Well the reason I look forward to it is precisely because it's silly.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41210
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40865

You're looking forward to that?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on May 29, 2009, 02:48:39 PM
I am. Honestly I've seen Predator a million times, one of my favorite childhood movies. I'm one of those geeks that make excuses for the Alien versus Predator movies just because I like seeing the predator saga continue even though the movies suck. I've seen them all in the theater and I own all the dvd's, and yea they do suck. But come on guys have you no faith in Rodriguez at all? If anyone can reboot the series it will be him!  I can't picture him ruining it, I've always watched his videos on "directing school" and "cooking school" and just about every other interview he puts on his dvds, this guy has all the respect in the world for the original movie. I may be alone in this but I couldn't be more excited that he's doing this movie. One of the few directors I keep tabs on, and now his making a predator movie! I'm so happy! This guy made Sin City, a near perfect graphic novel adaptation that brought Frank Miller and Micky Rourke back into the hollywood scene. He's the best choice and i think some of you may be surprised at how this movie turns out. If the movie really does suck I'll be the first to admit it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on May 29, 2009, 02:50:35 PM
Why exactly does Predator need a remake/reboot? Do you really think this is going to be greater than the original? And if it's not why even try to achieve that with a remake/reboot other than to milk the cash cow of the franchise? Rodriguez Schmodriguez, principally, what makes this different from the Paul W.S. Anderson vomit-o-thons?

I realize this is a bunch of questions, but I'm seriously baffled over someone that supports this.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on May 29, 2009, 03:13:38 PM
Why does it need a reboot? Well because fans like me who like watching Predator movies only have these stupid Paul WS Anderson versus movies. It needs a reboot because the series went to hell, plain and simple. I'm not saying the new "Predators" will better than the original, I know the original is the best. But if you want future movies your going to need to reboot this series because they've taken it in the wrong direction. THe first Predator movie is amazing and the rest SUCK in comparison. The only way to make these movies cool again is to go back to the source material and find out why the first one worked. I'm confident that Rodriguez is aware of this and will get it back on track. I don't believe they are milking the cash cow at this point. If anything I imagine the studio to be very reluctant to even put out another Predator movie. I'm just saying that I do believe Rodriguez can capture the spirit of the first film and make an exciting addition to a dying franchise. Its a chance, a hope, for a fan like me. And yea I know Rodriguez isn't the greatest director ever, but for his body of work making a Predator movie will be right up his ally. If its going to be made, and you know it was at some point, who better?

I have faith, sallimsaying.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on May 29, 2009, 03:25:44 PM
I have faith, sallimsaying.
I also have faith -- that this belongs in the OTHER movie thread  :void:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on May 29, 2009, 03:42:44 PM
It needs a reboot because the series went to hell, plain and simple.

There's no series. Just Predator by John McTiernan, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura, Bill Duke and the others. The sequel is a mere by-product, and the AvP movies are their own awfully bad franchise. No matter what they do, the original Predator will never be properly recreated. This "reboot" bullshit makes no sense when they could have as well just called the movie Predator 3.

But if you want future movies your going to need to reboot this series because they've taken it in the wrong direction.

How is the new movie going to differ from Predator 2? For one thing I'm pretty sure it'll be heavily based on the mythology first introduced in it.

The only way to make these movies cool again is to go back to the source material and find out why the first one worked.

See the list of people I gave earlier. Arnold made Predator what it is.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on May 30, 2009, 01:17:23 AM
Back on topic:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/drag_me_to_hell/?critic=creamcrop
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on May 30, 2009, 03:10:32 AM
Back on topic:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/drag_me_to_hell/?critic=creamcrop

Good call, let's leave the dreadfulness on the last page or in the other thread. I'm pleased Raimi's horror comeback is well-received.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on May 30, 2009, 03:24:37 AM
Good call, let's leave the dreadfulness on the last page or in the other thread. I'm pleased Raimi's horror comeback is well-received.

Haha, same here.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on May 30, 2009, 09:01:00 AM
Back on topic:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/drag_me_to_hell/?critic=creamcrop

Nice! It's not often that great movies get mediocre trailers nowadays, glad it was the case with this one.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on June 04, 2009, 12:56:44 AM
Gaspar Noé's latest film Enter the Void has apparently been shown at Cannes.  I wonder how long it will be before it finds distribution elsewhere, particularly the states..  Hopefully not too long, the anticipation is killing me!

Here's a short interview with the man about the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgzP_NvvPsM
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on June 04, 2009, 02:22:14 AM
Here's a short interview with the man about the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgzP_NvvPsM

(That's not how to have an astral projection.)>:schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on June 04, 2009, 11:25:32 AM
I'm dreading Noe's next movie. 
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on June 04, 2009, 01:24:29 PM
I'm dreading Noe's next movie. 

Why? I can't wait! The guy makes the most fucked up shit. This is what his third film? It's going to be an experience.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on June 04, 2009, 02:10:45 PM
The guy makes the most fucked up shit.

That's why.  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on June 04, 2009, 07:08:44 PM
I love his movies, but this one looks like

(http://filmdrunk.lg1x8.simplecdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dismissivewank.gif)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on June 04, 2009, 08:48:14 PM
http://filmdrunk.lg1x8.simplecdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dismissivewank.gif

I love it when an image like that is so perfectly titled.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on June 05, 2009, 06:43:33 PM
Possibly some good news on Predators.

"What direction is Predators, 20th Century Fox's latest entry in the Predator franchise, going in? Remake? Sequel? It appears it may be the latter.

Shepherd Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror), according to a Moviehole tipster is "considering this an official sequel to John McTiernan's film." And because of this, Rodriguez people have reached out to Arnold Schwarzenegger to participate in the film in some capacity. "Like Terminator, they know Schwarzenegger's a vital ingredient of the franchise. Ideally, Arnold will see it that way too. Ball is in his court now," says the site.

Reportedly Schwarzenegger's "Dutch" has been written into the script. The size of his part is unknown."

(http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/070615/action/predator_l.jpg)
Click (http://sounds.wavcentral.com/movies/predator/bydamin.mp3)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on June 05, 2009, 07:12:20 PM
I went and saw a midnight showing of The Hangover last night. Pretty funny shit, even with all the barely 18 year-olds around us. However the trailer totally ruined the Mike Tyson portion of the movie, albeit it was a very small portion.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on June 05, 2009, 07:24:11 PM
Possibly some good news on Predators.

"What direction is Predators, 20th Century Fox's latest entry in the Predator franchise, going in? Remake? Sequel? It appears it may be the latter.

Shepherd Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror), according to a Moviehole tipster is "considering this an official sequel to John McTiernan's film." And because of this, Rodriguez people have reached out to Arnold Schwarzenegger to participate in the film in some capacity. "Like Terminator, they know Schwarzenegger's a vital ingredient of the franchise. Ideally, Arnold will see it that way too. Ball is in his court now," says the site.

Reportedly Schwarzenegger's "Dutch" has been written into the script. The size of his part is unknown."

Aahhhh, now that's what I'm talking about. What would they do with Dutch though? Feature him as a retired old warrior turned UFO conspiracist? Could be fun. :ganishka:

(http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/photosizer/upload/predator012909.jpg)

Picture doesn't show. Hotlinking is bad. :azan:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: KazigluBey on June 06, 2009, 04:38:53 AM
It's too bad that the AvP movies didn't come about until recently. Seeing Dutch and Ripley taking on swarms of those extra-terrestrial bad guys would have been great.

Looking forward to seeing Lars Von Trier's movie "Antichrist".
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on June 06, 2009, 03:07:27 PM
I didn't really know where to put this:

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s043quEQ9FY)

(a film by Werner Herzog??!??)

 :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on June 06, 2009, 03:13:29 PM
I didn't really know where to put this:

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s043quEQ9FY)

(a film by Werner Herzog??!??)

You're late, we talked about it on the previous page (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=8350.msg169228#msg169228). :slan:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on June 07, 2009, 08:19:52 AM
I went to see Up tonight and highly recommend checking it out if you're a Pixar fan. It's definitely one of their best.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: TheBranded1 on June 09, 2009, 03:32:17 AM
I went to see Up tonight and highly recommend checking it out if you're a Pixar fan. It's definitely one of their best.

I second that. I took my little sister to watch it and she gave it a thumbs up.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on June 09, 2009, 04:11:15 AM
I saw Up and was very underwhelmed. It's not bad by any means, but it's not fit to be among the other great Pixar movies.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CowTip on June 10, 2009, 08:41:29 PM
I know it's an unpopular view, but I'm with you Walter.

This time around, despite the 'adult' underpinnings of death of a spouse etc., this one just felt too... baby-ish to me. There were way too many cliches and the whole thing felt sort of rushed or overall not really put together thoughtfully.

For instance, he flies up in his house, the most awaited part of the movie... and then after 1 storm they're at their destination? Really? He flew to South America in one day? Oy. That right there sort of killed the whole 'grand adventure' feeling that I thought they were pushing for.

That said, I didn't think it was a horrible movie, it had it's moments, just it was far from being one of their greats.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on June 10, 2009, 08:52:28 PM
I see this as Pixar's "Temple of Doom"  :badbone:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on June 10, 2009, 09:07:31 PM
Don't compare this crap to Temple of Doom! :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on June 11, 2009, 01:15:30 AM
Trailer for, The Road, is up. I'm on the fence with this until I see better clips.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/weinstein/theroad/
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on June 11, 2009, 02:45:49 AM
I've seen it before. Disappointing trailer. But i read it was cut by Weinstein, and has almost nothing to do with the movie. All those first apocalyptic shots are not in the movie, and Charlize's role is like 5min long. If that is true (i hope so), then the trailer is really misleading.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on June 11, 2009, 12:36:36 PM
I've seen it before. Disappointing trailer. But i read it was cut by Weinstein, and has almost nothing to do with the movie. All those first apocalyptic shots are not in the movie, and Charlize's role is like 5min long. If that is true (i hope so), then the trailer is really misleading.
It's about what I expected. The novel really doesn't lend itself to a movie in any way. But the mother's lines were all from the novel with the exception of that first one. The scene she has with the Man at the table does happen in the book. I expect some cheesy creative license to be taken with how the world got to this state, since that was barely addressed in the novel. Movie goers NEED TO KNOW  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on June 11, 2009, 03:51:27 PM
Well i saw Drag me TO Hell last night and I can say I was very pleased. If you like the Evil Dead series you will like this. Very entertaining! Keep in my mind it is suppose to be campy, light entertainment! It was actually genuinely scary at some parts and laugh out loud funny at others. Some of the gags seemed to fall flat at times but afterwords when I read up on the film and its many underlying themes (the main characters eating disorder) it made more sense.  And for a pg-13 rating I can honestly say that it didn't bother me at all like I thought it would.  The films style is that of evil dead 2 and army of darkness, with many identical scenes that were obvious nods to those films. I can't see any real fan hating on this movie too much, IMO it achieves it's purpose and is the best and most honest work Raimi has done in years... now back to Spiderman Man 4!

Oh let me also mention that the ending was one of the best things I've seen in a theater in a long time! Unfortunately i knew it was coming because if your like me and watched the trailer  6 or 7 times you'll be aware of what has happened and what hasn't. Trailers can suck sometimes! especially when they put the last scene of the movie in there! Still though, best ending to a movie I've seen in a long time. Transformers take notice!!!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on June 11, 2009, 06:04:57 PM
Just saw the new Jim Jarmusch film The Limits of Control.  It's a very meditative piece and completely unconventional, people that want a typical plot will hate it (I could tell people in the theater were getting frustrated).  But I was really moved and my mind is still going over what I saw and piecing it together, plus it's some of the most beautiful cinematography I've ever seen.  Fans of Jarmusch, Taoist philosophy and/or art films should see this as soon as possible, if you can find a theater that plays it..
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on June 11, 2009, 09:18:53 PM
Apparently the Lakers went to see The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 last night, so if they win today, it's my frontrunner for the year's best film. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: TheBranded1 on June 11, 2009, 09:27:25 PM
Apparently the Lakers went to see The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 last night, so if they win today, it's my frontrunner for the year's best film. =)

 :ganishka:

I tell you this, If the Lakers win the series 4-1 or 4-2. I'm willing to buy you a Lakers jersey.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on June 12, 2009, 06:07:23 AM
It's about what I expected. The novel really doesn't lend itself to a movie in any way. But the mother's lines were all from the novel with the exception of that first one. The scene she has with the Man at the table does happen in the book. I expect some cheesy creative license to be taken with how the world got to this state, since that was barely addressed in the novel. Movie goers NEED TO KNOW  :ganishka:

I have total confidence in John Hillcoat.

http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/05/29/weinstein-company-accused-of-padding-the-road-trailer/
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on June 12, 2009, 01:15:00 PM
From the article posted above:

Quote
And while he is right to complain about TWC's choice to edit the trailer, if it brings in more people to actually see The Road (which won't be edited differently), then why is it such a big problem?
Because it's fucking Cormac McCarthy. You shouldn't NEED to add bullshit footage to "bring in more people." It's an insult to our intelligence.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on June 12, 2009, 01:52:44 PM
Yeah the article made me tick as well. But it's not just a matter of what movie it is and of who's going to go see it. It's wrong to do that simply because it's false advertisement. It's lying to the consumer and that's just shameful.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Johnstantine on June 12, 2009, 02:34:46 PM
The only directors who should be allowed to touch McCarthy's work should be the Cohen brothers.

No Country for Old men was a fantastic adaptation and one of the truest-to-the-source movies out there.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on June 12, 2009, 06:02:48 PM
Yeah the article made me tick as well. But it's not just a matter of what movie it is and of who's going to go see it. It's wrong to do that simply because it's false advertisement. It's lying to the consumer and that's just shameful.

Yup. That article was bullshit. Why is it wrong to add scenes to a trailer that are not even in the movie? its like having a passage on a book jacket thats not even from that book.  Like I said in my Drag me To Hell post, some people like movie trailers and watch them several times. It's bad enough when they put in scenes from the films end in the trailer now they going to start putting in scenes that don't even happen? Totall bullshit!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on June 12, 2009, 09:53:43 PM
Because it's an advertisement?
You have to think of who they're selling this to, and it's not to you guys because you (and people like you, like me) have already decided to see this, LONG before the trailer came out. So, if it's not for you and me, then who's it for? Probably for those people who don't even know or care whoever this McCarthy guy is. So, they've got to get butts in the seats, and if it means showing a little news channel footage to set up the advertisement for this film, then I don't really see what the problem is either. You also have to remember, how poorly trailers often speak for films anyway, especially when the studios have a film that they don't know how to sell (which The Road is probably a good example).
Of course, if it's deterring you and me from seeing it, then that could be a problem, but speaking for myself, I wasn't terribly perturbed by the trailer and I've already set my heart on it, with utter slobbering anticipation.

I mean, it may not be the "best" trailer, but it's not the end of the world.... :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on June 12, 2009, 10:03:27 PM
care whoever this McCarthy guy is.

I think he invaded some place during ww2 and hunted commies or something.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on June 12, 2009, 11:17:50 PM
Because it's an advertisement?

It's FALSE advertising. Sorry, can't weasel your way out of this one. There's just no excuse, not even the fact trailers aren't always very representative in general. That logic of "everything is acceptable to trick a moviegoer into giving me his money" really doesn't lead to a nice place.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on June 14, 2009, 09:58:14 PM
Scorcese's new one:

Shutter Island (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdumGs1qoXM)

(please don't tell me this one's already been discussed, Aazie ;))
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on June 14, 2009, 10:14:18 PM
A Scorcese thriller? I admit it looks entertaining, of course we'll wait and see. It's good to see he's departing (no pun intended) from his usual genre and delving into new ones.

I wonder why DiCaprio though? He's clearly Scorcese's new DeNiro. I mean he's a decent enough actor, but I'd like to see some other people get face time. But from this trailer, he seems to have the proper intensity going on.

Here's to hoping it all comes out worthwhile.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on June 15, 2009, 12:46:02 AM
Scorsese has done thrillers before (Cape Fear). But this does look very interesting and its got my boy Jackie Earle Haley in there too. I like DiCaprio ....sometimes. I think he awesome in films like Catch me if you Can and Gangs of New York and even the Departed, but I do get sick of him. He's a little too over the top sometimes in his more serious movies, too intense, if that makes sense.

Also I'd like to bring up Ang Lee's new film, Taking Woodstock, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1127896/  Looks good

And the public enemies trailer is out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWof6CovHxI
looks ok. Depp and Bale in the same movie.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on June 15, 2009, 02:35:34 AM
I tell you this, If the Lakers win the series 4-1 or 4-2. I'm willing to buy you a Lakers jersey.
Someone owes Griff a new jersey  :badbone:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on June 15, 2009, 04:26:06 AM
I did not respond before so as not to jinx them, but yes, I'd like a #16 Pau Gasol please. :daiba:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on June 15, 2009, 06:43:22 AM
(please don't tell me this one's already been discussed, Aazie ;))

It hasn't. :casca:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Johnstantine on June 16, 2009, 08:43:26 PM
Good GOD Cape Fear was horrible.

The whole parade scene with the unnecessary horror music ruined the movie for me.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on June 17, 2009, 12:09:53 AM
Good GOD Cape Fear was horrible.

The whole parade scene with the unnecessary horror music ruined the movie for me.

Yea it was pretty bad.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on June 17, 2009, 10:51:35 AM
Looks like full cheese Scorcese.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: slan69 on June 20, 2009, 09:15:06 AM
Here's a movie to hopefully look forward to, they are finally making a remake of The Nightmare on Elm Street and it will come out next year I think around June, hopefully it is a good remake I mean Halloween was okay but it wasn't anything special, Friday the 13th however was a pretty good remake if you ask me Jason finally learns how to run :ganishka: and they are also making Halloween 2 lets just pray its better than the 1st remake

PS: Toy Story 3 is also coming soon (I know it's a kids movie but it was a good one):badbone:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on June 20, 2009, 09:18:12 AM
NO!

You also forgot Mission Impossible 4 and Indiana Jones 5!

.....

No joke.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: slan69 on June 20, 2009, 09:25:15 AM
NO!

You also forgot Mission Impossible 4 and Indiana Jones 5!

.....

No joke.


Well sorry to say but i am not interested in those type of movies which is why i didn't know about that I am more interested in comedy/horror/drama/romance type of movies
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on June 20, 2009, 01:26:22 PM
How about this?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1178663/

Whatever Works. A new film by Woody Allen starring Larry David. I might just go see this simply because Curb Your Enthusiasm is one of my favorite shows of all time.

Aaand this looks interesting. Watch the trailer. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0986263/
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on June 20, 2009, 05:32:07 PM
How about this?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1178663/

Whatever Works. A new film by Woody Allen starring Larry David. I might just go see this simply because Curb Your Enthusiasm is one of my favorite shows of all time.

Now there's something i'll watch.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on June 21, 2009, 10:46:54 PM
So I went and watched this movie last night on On Demand. Apparently it's still in theatres so it cost me $7 to rent it.

(http://images.apple.com/moviesxml/s/independent/posters/deadsnow_l200906191135.jpg)

I actually had pretty high hopes for this movie, and it... well... sorta delivered. The character development was completely unnecessary and pretty annoying. At least the dubbing was bad enough to be entertaining. The gore was cheesy, but fun, and the Evil Dead references (when the two guys find a bunch of weapons in a shed, the chainsaw moments, and one of the guys cutting his own arm off because it was infected, are some examples) were enough for me to not have too many complaints.

Of course, the zombies are Nazi's, which at first seemed cool... and it was to an extent. But they weren't really zombies. They could think, strategize, felt pain to an extent, and one of them even says "ARISE!" in German. Honestly, I'd recommend it to B-movie fans and maybe to gore fans, but not to many else. The movie got really hyped, and I didn't really see anything too special about it.

edit:: I put this in Look Forward To because it really was a fun watch, and I'm not capable of putting a fun-to-watch zombie movie in the Dread section.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on June 22, 2009, 12:11:54 AM
O nice dude. I was going to post the trailer for this anyway. I can't believe you saw this on demand. What's it under just new realeses?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on June 22, 2009, 03:50:08 AM
Yea I was surprised too, check the "Same Day as Theater" or whatever it is section. If not, just look under "All New Releases".

I will admit, as is such for all B-grade zombie movies, find a friend or two and a few beers before watching. Also, their is some CGI blood, though done in a "tasteful" way, I figure I should warn you. All in all, it's a pretty fun/funny movie. You should enjoy if you can sit through the first half hour or so of it. Once they find the shed full of weapons it really picks up... in a "I'm gonna mutilate a bunch of zombies" kind of way.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on June 22, 2009, 03:10:11 PM
New Trailer for Inglourious Basterds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUV-bTqm5ss

(don't bother watching NightCrawler, you probably won't like it. :casca:)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on June 22, 2009, 07:13:49 PM
New Trailer for Inglourious Basterds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUV-bTqm5ss

(don't bother watching NightCrawler, you probably won't like it. :casca:)

I still think that movie is in the wrong thread.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on June 22, 2009, 07:19:08 PM
I still think that movie is in the wrong thread.

Haha, well I'm definitely looking forward to it. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on June 22, 2009, 07:37:05 PM
Wouldn't look so bad if it weren't for Brad Pitt, his character is already annoying and I've only seen 2 minutes worth.  Eli Roth just makes it look  all that much worse.

I'll still see it to give QT the benefit of the doubt, but so far, I'm not impressed in the slightest.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on June 24, 2009, 04:02:26 PM
New Trailer for Inglourious Basterds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUV-bTqm5ss

(don't bother watching NightCrawler, you probably won't like it. :casca:)

It's a guilty pleasure mate. I'll probably see it just to talk shit about it ^^
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on June 26, 2009, 10:18:11 PM
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/815/alice5.png)(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/2244/alice2.png)(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/4748/alice1.png)


Jesus this is looking creepy! I'm loving it though, style wise.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: slan69 on June 26, 2009, 10:32:52 PM
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/815/alice5.png)(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/2244/alice2.png)(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/4748/alice1.png)


Jesus this is looking creepy! I'm loving it though, style wise.

Is this a new movie by Tim Burton?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on June 26, 2009, 10:37:30 PM
It's Burton's Alice in Wonderland. I can tell just from the color scheme, let along the makeup. These look like misfit extras from Batman Returns.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: slan69 on June 26, 2009, 10:46:28 PM
It's Burton's Alice in Wonderland. I can tell just from the color scheme, let along the makeup. These look like misfit extras from Batman Returns.

Well you're definitely right Walter it is. He really likes to use Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in his movies if any of you have noticed :troll:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1014759/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1014759/)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on June 26, 2009, 10:50:35 PM
Yea this will be his 7th film with Depp.

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/6044/alice3x.png) (http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4236/alice4.png)
 I'm excited about it  :serpico:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: slan69 on June 26, 2009, 11:01:04 PM
Yea this will be his 7th film with Depp.

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/6044/alice3x.png) (http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4236/alice4.png)
 I'm excited about it  :serpico:


Hehe me as well, I don't think I have ever been disappointed With a Tim Burton film ever. By the way is that Anne Hathaway in the 1st picture  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on June 26, 2009, 11:42:34 PM
By the way is that Anne Hathaway in the 1st picture  :carcus:

Yes indeed. I'm looking forward to see what Burton brings to the table with this one.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on June 27, 2009, 09:43:15 PM

I don't think I have ever been disappointed With a Tim Burton film ever.
Really? So you liked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory??!??

I don't know how I feel about this yet. I hope it'll be good great, but with Burton these days, you never can tell. It seems like most things he's done in the past years have either been REALLY bad or mediocre.

This makes it seem more promising:
(http://i.usatoday.net/life/_photos/2009/06/22/alice-topper.jpg)

but I'm mostly afraid the cgi will be distracting (much like it was in Charlie), and I already have very strong images from the books in my head and they looked better than this. :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: slan69 on June 27, 2009, 11:28:55 PM
Ahaha don't worry I was only talking about the good Tim Burton movies that I have seen which is why I said that I have yet to be disappointed by his films  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on June 28, 2009, 12:11:10 AM
Really? So you liked Charlie and the Chocolate Factory??!??

I don't know how I feel about this yet. I hope it'll be good great, but with Burton these days, you never can tell. It seems like most things he's done in the past years have either been REALLY bad or mediocre.

This makes it seem more promising:

but I'm mostly afraid the cgi will be distracting (much like it was in Charlie), and I already have very strong images from the books in my head and they looked better than this. :troll:

Yea Charlie... was horrible, but Sweeney Todd on the other was amazing (at least for me). Burton still has potential to make great films, but it's usually a hit or a miss for me. He either makes a great film that i ca watch over and over again or a piece shit one that I'll never watch again. I'm hoping this will be one of the great ones  :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Dar Klink on June 28, 2009, 02:52:40 AM
Meh, never was a big Burton fan. I find all of his movies to be over hyped and boring, except for the Batman ones. What's next? Tim Burton remaking A Clockwork Orange in cgi with Depp as Alex? Kill me now.   :schierke: Just imagine all the 14-16 year olds wearing shirts that say Real Horrorshow or I <3 Ultra Violence that they bought at Hot Topic along with their Johnny the Homicidal Maniac messenger bags and My Chemical Romance records.
Edit: Oooh and how about Citizen Kane and Metropolis Burton remakes while we're at it? :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on June 28, 2009, 06:44:15 AM
I like him for his original stuff. Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas. But Ed Wood was good too, as was Sleepy Hollow and Beetlejuice and Sweeney Todd. He's not that bad, I enjoy his style, not really many Gothic directors around so I can tolerate him.

Meh, never was a big Burton fan. I find all of his movies to be over hyped and boring, except for the Batman ones. What's next? Tim Burton remaking A Clockwork Orange in cgi with Depp as Alex? Kill me now.   :schierke: Just imagine all the 14-16 year olds wearing shirts that say Real Horrorshow or I <3 Ultra Violence that they bought at Hot Topic along with their Johnny the Homicidal Maniac messenger bags and My Chemical Romance records.
Edit: Oooh and how about Citizen Kane and Metropolis Burton remakes while we're at it? :troll:

Well yea stuff like Charlie and the chocolate factory and Planet of the Apes is deff the over hyped shit he did. Mars Attacks is pretty shitty too. But it's not his fault all the emo kids go buy Nightmare stuff at hot topic. and I like My Chemical Romance :sad:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on June 28, 2009, 07:05:13 AM
The only Burton remake I'd see is The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Judas Priestly on June 28, 2009, 02:51:52 PM
I'm looking forward to Peter Jackson's district 9.  I like movies with a message and this is one is obviously about prejudice (a whole new race of beings for humans to ostracize.)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: ori on June 29, 2009, 01:20:32 AM
Has Blood the Last vampire been brought up? I watched the video without sound but from what I saw of the trailer the action is nice. Let's see if it does a good job of following the anime.

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi3720217113/
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on June 29, 2009, 07:48:01 PM
Has Blood the Last vampire been brought up? I watched the video without sound but from what I saw of the trailer the action is nice. Let's see if it does a good job of following the anime.

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi3720217113/

I watched that trailer a while ago and was pretty let down by how their handling the Chiroptera. Honestly, the only Blood+ ever worth the time was the short anime movie they did a while back. The games are mediocre at best, same with the mangas, and the latest TV series was what literally turned me off from almost ever starting on another anime again.

However, the lead actress is pretty hot!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: ori on June 29, 2009, 10:22:15 PM
I never watched Blood+.....I saw a few minutes of it and wasn't that interested. I hear its great but any anime you have to watch from beginning to end. I just found that clip. So is this being based on the Blood the Last vampire movie, the Blood+ series or a combination of both? Also yes I like who they chose for Saya.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on July 02, 2009, 01:38:25 PM
Splice

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/7250/splice3.jpg)
(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/8261/splice1.jpg)
(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/7324/splice2.jpg)
 (http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/3329/splice.jpg)

Weird sci-fi with Sarah Polley and Adrien Brody and produced by Guillermo del Toro looks interesting. It's suppose to be violent too. Stupid name for a film though.
 
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 03, 2009, 03:34:02 AM
Well, she looks familiar:

(http://www.filmtotaal.nl/images/newscontent/be6aa80.jpg) :carcus:

Looks interesting though.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 03, 2009, 05:10:56 AM
Furries are getting their own movie? Man... it's the end times people!  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: ori on July 03, 2009, 09:02:57 AM
I'm intrigued. So it's a sci-fi/horror? I mean that's what I gather from this:

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/46/splice4.jpg)  :beast:

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 03, 2009, 12:52:08 PM
Furries are getting their own movie? Man... it's the end times people!  :troll:

Thankfully 2012 is right around the corner to kill us all.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 04, 2009, 04:21:50 PM
Anytime I hear that Jean-Pierre Jeunet has a new film, I take a considerable amount of interest. Amélie provided that first great spark of love for french and France/Paris many many years ago, and I've enjoyed each of his films ever since (except for Alien: Ressurection; I never actually got through it), and so - as I've said - when I hear he has a new film coming out like Micmacs a tire-larigot, I pay close attention.

Twitchfilm has a brief summary up (though it doesn't really explain too much, but maybe enough considering...?), as well as 8 teasers based around specific characters. There are some very recognizable faces, and only one do I see is, unfortunately, missing - Mlle Tautou. =(

Anyway, it looks like fun:

http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/more-of-jeunets-micmacs-lots-more
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on July 04, 2009, 10:22:58 PM
Saw Public Enemies last night. It was alright, pretty light on character development, but Depp was pretty cool. The shootouts were pretty incredible, although I think shooting the entire thing, including all the interiors, with HD cameras was a little much.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 05, 2009, 07:38:21 AM
Saw Public Enemies last night. It was alright, pretty light on character development, but Depp was pretty cool. The shootouts were pretty incredible, although I think shooting the entire thing, including all the interiors, with HD cameras was a little much.
yeah, that was one of the things that turned me off from the trailers; i can't stand the look of video. i dunno, something just turns me off about it, especially when it's too obviously video. and especially for a period piece, it's just such a strange decision to make. other than that, i thought it looked pretty entertaining, but i've heard some very blah thing about it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on July 05, 2009, 07:46:57 PM
I saw Public Enemies last Wednesday, and yeah, they kinda failed at the character development. Other than that it was pretty good. Also, the trailers ruin a few of the what-would've-been good lines in the movie. That's what I get for watching the trailer ~10 times or so I guess.

Definitely some good acting and action scenes though.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Nomad on July 06, 2009, 02:44:17 AM
Finally a sequel to Storm Raiders
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiCCJozHB5s
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on July 06, 2009, 07:38:52 AM
I saw Public Enemies last Wednesday, and yeah, they kinda failed at the character development. Other than that it was pretty good. Also, the trailers ruin a few of the what-would've-been good lines in the movie. That's what I get for watching the trailer ~10 times or so I guess.

Definitely some good acting and action scenes though.

(http://forum.chupa-mos.com/avatars/avatar218973_16.gif)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on July 07, 2009, 07:40:26 AM
(http://forum.chupa-mos.com/avatars/avatar218973_16.gif)

You have to admit, Kermit the Frog is pretty hot.  :slan:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on July 07, 2009, 09:17:01 PM
You have to admit, Kermit the Frog is pretty hot.  :slan:

He steals the scene
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Death May Die on July 08, 2009, 10:12:29 PM
The Alice in Wonderland looks pretty interesting. For anyone wondering just "why" Helen Carter is in a lot of Burton films these days well she is engaged/married to Tim Burton.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on July 08, 2009, 11:34:07 PM
The Alice in Wonderland looks pretty interesting. For anyone wondering just "why" Helen Carter is in a lot of Burton films these days well she is engaged/married to Tim Burton.
I think everyone knows that. They have two children together also.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on July 09, 2009, 12:06:40 AM
I think everyone knows that. They have two children together also.

Haha, well it's news to me. :void:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on July 09, 2009, 02:54:31 AM
Just wanted to ask if anyone else watched Burn After Reading? I just finished it and I loved it, it was fucking hilarious. I cant believe I waited this long to watch it. Always watch Coen brothers movies as soon as fucking possible!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on July 09, 2009, 03:36:53 AM
Just wanted to ask if anyone else watched Burn After Reading? I just finished it and I loved it, it was fucking hilarious. I cant believe I waited this long to watch it. Always watch Coen brothers movies as soon as fucking possible!

I saw it when it first came out and loved it. It's definitely not their best film, but it was pretty damn good. The last scene with J.K. Simmons was hilarious.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: slan69 on July 09, 2009, 03:38:51 AM
Just wanted to ask if anyone else watched Burn After Reading? I just finished it and I loved it, it was fucking hilarious. I cant believe I waited this long to watch it. Always watch Coen brothers movies as soon as fucking possible!



I was going to watch this movie but then decided not to, well I guess I shall check it out and watch it since I here the reviews are pretty good  :slan:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on July 09, 2009, 04:36:44 AM
I saw it when it first came out and loved it. It's definitely not their best film, but it was pretty damn good. The last scene with J.K. Simmons was hilarious.

I completely agree.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on July 09, 2009, 07:48:17 AM
Just wanted to ask if anyone else watched Burn After Reading? I just finished it and I loved it, it was fucking hilarious. I cant believe I waited this long to watch it. Always watch Coen brothers movies as soon as fucking possible!

You just reminded me that I need to watch it. I remember the trailer was promising.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 09, 2009, 12:45:28 PM
I was the opposite I thought the movie was going to be pretty bad. I was thankfully wrong and really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 09, 2009, 05:39:38 PM
It got a lot of flack when it came out because it was SUCH a light comedy after No Country. Sure, there's violence and a dark humor to it, but nothing on the level of the Coens' other films (like Big Lewbowski and Fargo).
But, yeah, I absolutely loved the movie, laughing more than not. It's certainly not their best, and it didn't really stay with me for very long, but it's highly enjoyable while you're watching and it didn't feel that long either. When it was over I asked my friends how long it was, cause it felt like 30 mins. That's how quick the pacing is, especially compared to No Country.

LATE BREAKING EDIT!!!!1!!!:
Okay, I know this isn't real, but if it WERE the real trailer, this would be the greatest movie of all time.

2012: It's A Disaster! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW2qxFkcLM0)

Can you imagine what the world would be like if that were the actual advertising campaign?!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on July 09, 2009, 06:37:07 PM
It got a lot of flack when it came out because it was SUCH a light comedy after No Country. Sure, there's violence and a dark humor to it, but nothing on the level of the Coens' other films (like Big Lewbowski and Fargo).

Oh come on, The Big Lebowski wasn't really violent or dark. It's mostly goofy shit, even when Donnie dies. And what about Raising Arizona? Light comedy doesn't automatically equal bad movie.

LATE BREAKING EDIT!!!!1!!!:
Okay, I know this isn't real, but if it WERE the real trailer, this would be the greatest movie of all time.

2012: It's A Disaster! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW2qxFkcLM0)

Can you imagine what the world would be like if that were the actual advertising campaign?!

Shit man I actually want to watch this movie now. That guy's a genius.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 09, 2009, 07:02:34 PM
I wasn't saying it was a bad movie, by any means.

And perhaps I mis-referenced Lewbowski there, but I was merely commenting on why some people were disappointed with the movie when it came out (mostly due to what came immediately before it).
I like comedy, believe it or not, it's just that most "comedies" these days aren't that good. But this I enjoyed, even if I haven't really thought about it since.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 09, 2009, 07:22:48 PM
LATE BREAKING EDIT!!!!1!!!:
Okay, I know this isn't real, but if it WERE the real trailer, this would be the greatest movie of all time.

2012: It's A Disaster! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW2qxFkcLM0)

Can you imagine what the world would be like if that were the actual advertising campaign?!

I enjoyed that, it actually made me want to see the movie. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on July 10, 2009, 04:29:07 AM
I saw it when it first came out and loved it. It's definitely not their best film, but it was pretty damn good. The last scene with J.K. Simmons was hilarious.

What would you say their best film is? For me it's Millers Crossing and Fargo, followed by No Counrty and Hudsucker Proxy. Btw has anyone but me even seen The Hudsucker Proxy? Very underrated!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 10, 2009, 06:57:19 AM
Watched Burn After Reading tonight, admittedly after a lot of beers, but was entertained throughout.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 10, 2009, 01:17:37 PM
What would you say their best film is? For me it's Millers Crossing and Fargo, followed by No Counrty and Hudsucker Proxy. Btw has anyone but me even seen The Hudsucker Proxy? Very underrated!

Really, any of the movies they made I can watch over and over again, however; The Big Lebowski is my all time favorite. Anyways, I love the Hudsucker Proxy, I enjoyed it as a kid and still love it now. Sadly most of my childhood favorites didn't stay in my favorites.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 10, 2009, 01:24:12 PM
What would you say their best film is?
Hands down -- The Big Lebowski. It's my favorite comedy. I've seen it innumerable times and the performances and writing still make me laugh every time.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Rhombaad on July 10, 2009, 03:37:44 PM
Yeah, The Big Lebowski is my favorite, as well. No Country for Old Men is a close second. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on July 10, 2009, 03:57:11 PM
The Big Lebowski wins. I always thought it was funny when Pineapple Express came out and people were like, "OMG, a stoner action comedy! Genius!" I always reference Lebowski immediately. Hudsucker Proxy was good too, but not Lebowski quality imo.

The rug really tied the room together.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 10, 2009, 04:53:15 PM
The Big Lebowski wins. I always thought it was funny when Pineapple Express came out and people were like, "OMG, a stoner action comedy! Genius!" I always reference Lebowski immediately.

The Big Lebowski wasn't a stoner action comedy.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on July 10, 2009, 05:26:57 PM
Barton Fink is by far their best.  Blood Simple is great too.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on July 11, 2009, 06:42:42 AM
The Big Lebowski wasn't a stoner action comedy.

I disagree.

What constitutes a stoner action comedy then?


 :???:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 11, 2009, 11:22:40 AM
I disagree.

What constitutes a stoner action comedy then?

  • Pot-smoking - check
  • Comedy - check
  • Action - check

 :???:

This isn't the thread for this, but The Big Lebowski just isn't a stoner action comedy. There wasn't a focus on either pot or action. It's just a really good comedy.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 11, 2009, 08:28:48 PM
It's actually more of a detective/comedy movie. The dude is put in the same kinds of situations some hotshot private eye from pulp serials would be placed in. Mysterious lady contracts him to fulfill a mission, etc. This is all even mentioned in the movie toward the end. But, it's a play on those situations.

You should watch it again with that in mind. Im sure you'll come across more hilarious stuff you may have missed before. Like when he rubs the pencil on Jackie Treehorn's notepad and ... instead of like a real detective finding some hidden clue ... gets ... something else :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 11, 2009, 08:42:23 PM
It's actually more of a detective/comedy movie. The dude is put in the same kinds of situations some hotshot private eye from pulp serials would be placed in. Mysterious lady contracts him to fulfill a mission, etc. This is all even mentioned in the movie toward the end. But, it's a play on those situations.

Ahh. Yeah that's what I was thinking around those lines, but I was thinking mystery/comedy.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 11, 2009, 09:09:30 PM
Rob Ager, on his website, has an interesting analysis to The Big Lewbowski, and not surprisingly, there may be more to this movie than the drugs, rugs and mystery let on.

You should read(or watch) it here (http://www.collativelearning.com/big%20lebowski%20analysis.html).

Also, here's the trailer for District 9 (http://movies.yahoo.com/summer-movies/district-9/1809961221/trailers/215).
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on July 12, 2009, 10:55:48 AM
The Big Lewbowski

(http://aazealh.net/Divers/QuiGonDude.jpg)

My young padawan, it's great to put movie titles in italics but it's even better to spell them properly. LEBOWSKI.

Also, here's the trailer for District 9 (http://movies.yahoo.com/summer-movies/district-9/1809961221/trailers/215).

Am I the only one to have trouble with the premise? They're keeping aliens as virtual prisoners despite the aliens having superior technology?
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 12, 2009, 11:34:02 AM
Am I the only one to have trouble with the premise? They're keeping aliens as virtual prisoners despite the aliens having superior technology?

And from what it looks like in the trailer, superior strength. Yeah, it bugs me too.

Anyways, here (http://gamerthemovie.com/) is the trailer for the movie, Gamer.

 

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 12, 2009, 01:21:12 PM
Anyways, here (http://gamerthemovie.com/) is the trailer for the movie, Gamer.
Why, why WHYYYYYY is that trailer in THIS thread?!  :mozgus:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 12, 2009, 01:29:01 PM
Why, why WHYYYYYY is that trailer in THIS thread?!  :mozgus:

Because I'm looking forward to it. It doesn't look bad.  :schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on July 12, 2009, 04:17:03 PM
Gamer and District 9 need to be in the other thread. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 12, 2009, 07:50:36 PM
Gamer and District 9 need to be in the other thread. :guts:

Coming from the guy looking forward to Twilight 2.  :puck:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on July 12, 2009, 09:51:35 PM
Coming from the guy looking forward to Twilight 2.  :puck:

OMG can't freakin wait for that! Its a chick flick really but go see it with a girl, you'll enjoy it and so will she  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Dar Klink on July 12, 2009, 11:27:53 PM
OMG can't freakin wait for that! Its a chick flick really but go see it with a girl, you'll enjoy it and so will she  :carcus:
I have lost all respect for you.  :griff:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: ori on July 13, 2009, 09:30:30 AM
OMG can't freakin wait for that! Its a chick flick really but go see it with a girl, you'll enjoy it and so will she  :carcus:

Aw man here I thought we had similar tastes in films! I mean you hate transformers almost as much as I do. But then you start saying you like twilight? :isidro: I won't say I lost respect for you. I'm just shocked you hate transformers yet like twilight. Both movies are equally as bad but I respect you for liking a movie that mostly everyone I know hates.

A girl is dragging me to see the second film when it comes out. She keeps pestering me to read the books and watch the 1st film before the 2nd.... :puck: gah no way. I'm only seeing this movie because we have a deal going on. I see the movie and....well...anyways the main reason I don't like the movie or should I say now franchise is because I don't like the way vampires are portrayed in it. Also, because the twilight fangirls can be very annoying.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on July 13, 2009, 05:48:51 PM
Aw man here I thought we had similar tastes in films! I mean you hate transformers almost as much as I do. But then you start saying you like twilight? :isidro: I won't say I lost respect for you. I'm just shocked you hate transformers yet like twilight. Both movies are equally as bad but I respect you for liking a movie that mostly everyone I know hates.

A girl is dragging me to see the second film when it comes out. She keeps pestering me to read the books and watch the 1st film before the 2nd.... :puck: gah no way. I'm only seeing this movie because we have a deal going on. I see the movie and....well...anyways the main reason I don't like the movie or should I say now franchise is because I don't like the way vampires are portrayed in it. Also, because the twilight fangirls can be very annoying.

Well I mean come one you guys know me well enough by now to know that I don't really think Twilight is a "great film". I've said it before when i saw the first one that it's like a t.v. movie. This isn't anything special (hell i'll watch True Blood for my vampire needs) but it's mostly because I love the lead actress in the film and a close friend of mine had to do a whole Twilight themed dance for a show so we watched te movie many times for research. I'm totally biased (and really gay) for liking the movies but cmon, i got friends who still watch Ninja Turtles.


 You want me to say these films suck? Believe me I know they suck.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 13, 2009, 06:00:49 PM
I'm totally biased (and really gay)
QFT.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: TheBranded1 on July 13, 2009, 06:04:03 PM


Oburi, If you are going to see a vampire movie then just go and watch THIRST (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810091748/details)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on July 13, 2009, 06:05:47 PM
QFT.

...For liking the movies!!! Dont just quote me saying that put it in context man!


Oburi, If you are going to see a vampire movie then just go and watch THIRST (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810091748/details)

I do want to see that.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: slan69 on July 15, 2009, 07:50:45 PM
Aw man here I thought we had similar tastes in films! I mean you hate transformers almost as much as I do. But then you start saying you like twilight? :isidro: I won't say I lost respect for you. I'm just shocked you hate transformers yet like twilight. Both movies are equally as bad but I respect you for liking a movie that mostly everyone I know hates.

A girl is dragging me to see the second film when it comes out. She keeps pestering me to read the books and watch the 1st film before the 2nd.... :puck: gah no way. I'm only seeing this movie because we have a deal going on. I see the movie and....well...anyways the main reason I don't like the movie or should I say now franchise is because I don't like the way vampires are portrayed in it. Also, because the twilight fangirls can be very annoying.

I really hate Twilight to, I honestly don't see why all these chicks think Robert Patisson it hot. He's really pale looking and well he's just plain ugly to me and the movie is crap, what's really so special about a human and a vampire falling in love  :schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Dar Klink on July 15, 2009, 07:55:03 PM
I really hate Twilight to, I honestly don't see why all these chicks think Robert Patisson it hot. He's really pale looking and well he's just plain ugly to me and the movie is crap, what's really so special about a human and a vampire falling in love  :schierke:
WHAT IS THIS!? A girl being sensible about Twilight!? Slan, you've changed my whole outlook on life. Things seem more positive now!  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: slan69 on July 15, 2009, 07:59:55 PM
WHAT IS THIS!? A girl being sensible about Twilight!? Slan, you've changed my whole outlook on life. Things seem more positive now!  :troll:

Not all girls like this movie you know although my sisters do  :ganishka: But they their have their own opinion about the movie so whatever, but at least they don't think Robert is hot so that's a good thing . I just don't want to hear it from them like how I hear it from all my friend's, it really kills your ears after a couple minutes so I just take out the Ipod  :slan:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CowTip on July 15, 2009, 08:13:53 PM
i got friends who still watch Ninja Turtles.

Hey, what's wrong with Ninja Turtles!  :azan: I still love those movies! Vanilla Ice is my hero~
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Manjou on July 15, 2009, 10:51:50 PM
Treevenge (http://www.twitchfilm.net/site/view/beware-the-furious-foliage-its-jason-eiseners-treevenge/)

Raging Phoenix (http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/chocolate-star-jija-yanin-gets-bloody-and-bendy-in-the-raging-phoenix-trail/) looks pretty awesome

I really enjoyed Chocolate, this looks like more of the same; which is no bad thing :)

Oh and Storm Warriors (http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/full-trailer-for-pang-brothers-martial-arts-fantasy-the-storm-warriors/) too but then that's only because I'm a sucker for all things Stormriders :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: ori on July 16, 2009, 01:57:36 AM
I really hate Twilight to, I honestly don't see why all these chicks think Robert Patisson it hot. He's really pale looking and well he's just plain ugly to me and the movie is crap, what's really so special about a human and a vampire falling in love  :schierke:

That's also puzzling to me. I mean I'm not the best looking guy in the world but when I see girls practically drooling over a guy that has the face of a dog's ass it makes me question my appearance. To attract girls I need to look like ass? :???:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: royoak on July 16, 2009, 11:00:32 AM
 :troll:

That's also puzzling to me. I mean I'm not the best looking guy in the world but when I see girls practically drooling over a guy that has the face of a dog's ass it makes me question my appearance. To attract girls I need to look like ass? :???:

http://www.emok.tv/bilder/disco-gangster-und-ihre-tussis-2.html (http://www.emok.tv/bilder/disco-gangster-und-ihre-tussis-2.html)
http://www.emok.tv/bilder/disco-gangster-und-ihre-tussis-3.html (http://www.emok.tv/bilder/disco-gangster-und-ihre-tussis-3.html)

Judge for yourself.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 17, 2009, 02:46:46 AM
Might be a little early for this thread, and i'd hate to push the start button on the hype-machine, but here are two stills from Wes Anderson's new film, a stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Fantastic Mr. Fox (http://www.filmsactu.com/news-cinema-fantastic-mister-fox-les-2-premieres-images-6957.htm).
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: ori on July 17, 2009, 03:10:36 AM
:troll:

http://www.emok.tv/bilder/disco-gangster-und-ihre-tussis-2.html (http://www.emok.tv/bilder/disco-gangster-und-ihre-tussis-2.html)
http://www.emok.tv/bilder/disco-gangster-und-ihre-tussis-3.html (http://www.emok.tv/bilder/disco-gangster-und-ihre-tussis-3.html)

Judge for yourself.

This should be moved to the post wacky images thread. I'm more confused now though and a little dead inside.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on July 17, 2009, 02:33:57 PM
Might be a little early for this thread, and i'd hate to push the start button on the hype-machine, but here are two stills from Wes Anderson's new film, a stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Fantastic Mr. Fox (http://www.filmsactu.com/news-cinema-fantastic-mister-fox-les-2-premieres-images-6957.htm).

Finally, a good opportunity to post this gif again:

(http://filmdrunk.lg1x8.simplecdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dismissivewank.gif)

That's how i feel about Wes Anderson of late.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 17, 2009, 03:43:52 PM
i know right! i jerked off, too.


er................. :sad:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: aufond on July 18, 2009, 02:53:40 AM
More of a dismissive wank than anything..
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on July 18, 2009, 07:52:32 PM
More of a dismissive wank than anything..

Touché.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on July 22, 2009, 10:51:32 AM
http://kotaku.com/5319972/youll-never-guess-whos-directing-warcraft-flick-%5Bupdate%5D (http://kotaku.com/5319972/youll-never-guess-whos-directing-warcraft-flick-%5Bupdate%5D)

Was not easy posting news about a Warcraft movie in this thread, but Sam Raimi has been chosen to direct it, so I guess there's hope.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 22, 2009, 05:27:50 PM
http://kotaku.com/5319972/youll-never-guess-whos-directing-warcraft-flick-%5Bupdate%5D (http://kotaku.com/5319972/youll-never-guess-whos-directing-warcraft-flick-%5Bupdate%5D)

Was not easy posting news about a Warcraft movie in this thread, but Sam Raimi has been chosen to direct it, so I guess there's hope.
It would have been more ironic and hilarious if Peter Jackson signed up for it, given that Warcraft's lore is a complete rip of Tolkien.  :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on July 23, 2009, 03:58:44 AM
Saw Bruno. Was amused.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 23, 2009, 10:39:15 AM
Saw Bruno. Was amused.

People like you give me a pretty good reason to hate people.

Seriously, why give money to see crap like this? I understand if someone's son wants to watch it, but ffs, HAVE SOME TASTE!

 :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: ori on July 23, 2009, 02:33:12 PM
Might be a little early for this thread, and i'd hate to push the start button on the hype-machine, but here are two stills from Wes Anderson's new film, a stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Fantastic Mr. Fox (http://www.filmsactu.com/news-cinema-fantastic-mister-fox-les-2-premieres-images-6957.htm).

I found this regarding that movie. Looks to be a children's book of some sort. Anyways it has some up close pics to view of the characters.

http://www.dorlingkindersley-uk.co.uk/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9781405341653,00.html?/Fantastic_Mr_Fox_Funfax

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 23, 2009, 03:40:30 PM
I found this regarding that movie. Looks to be a children's book of some sort. Anyways it has some up close pics to view of the characters.

http://www.dorlingkindersley-uk.co.uk/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9781405341653,00.html?/Fantastic_Mr_Fox_Funfax



Yeah, I read it. It's fairly entertaining. But, of course, the film takes liberties with the book's story, so it's really something (almost) entirely different (and no idea what the content would be).
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on July 23, 2009, 04:22:34 PM
:troll:


What?
Sacha is a comedy genious.

"The needle on my internal Laugh Meter went haywire, bouncing among hilarity, appreciation, shock, admiration, disgust, disbelief and appalled incredulity. Here is a film that is 82 minutes long and doesn’t contain 30 boring seconds."

I agree with Ebert.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 23, 2009, 04:25:50 PM
What?
Sacha is a comedy genious.

"The needle on my internal Laugh Meter went haywire, bouncing among hilarity, appreciation, shock, admiration, disgust, disbelief and appalled incredulity. Here is a film that is 82 minutes long and doesn’t contain 30 boring seconds."

I agree with Ebert.

 :isidro:
I wasn't aware Ebert had a price!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 23, 2009, 07:47:05 PM
What?
Sacha is a comedy genious.

I like him too, buuuuuut...

(http://filmdrunk.lg1x8.simplecdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dismissivewank.gif)

Yeah, let's not go nuts throwing the word "genious" around.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 23, 2009, 09:06:08 PM
http://www.kalebnation.com/blog/2009/07/22/tim-burtons-alice-in-wonderland-trailer/

...............yep.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 23, 2009, 09:08:48 PM
http://www.kalebnation.com/blog/2009/07/22/tim-burtons-alice-in-wonderland-trailer/

...............yep.

Looks ok.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 23, 2009, 09:18:38 PM
Underwhelmed.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Manjou on July 23, 2009, 09:40:55 PM
Me too, Johnny Depp can be a chameleon sometimes (see fear and loathing in Las Vegas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm7r491n-8o), where I didn't even realise it was him until the second time I watched it) but recently he just seems to be playing the same character over and over in various silly outfits ¬_¬

I think Cold Souls (http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/coldsouls/) looks pretty awesome :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on July 23, 2009, 10:12:57 PM
Me too, Johnny Depp can be a chameleon sometimes (see fear and loathing in Las Vegas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm7r491n-8o), where I didn't even realise it was him until the second time I watched it) but recently he just seems to be playing the same character over and over in various silly outfits ¬_¬

It's Zany Depp! Right TPF? :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: slan69 on July 23, 2009, 10:24:37 PM
Tim Burtons Alice in the Wonderland looks good to watch, only once that is.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on July 23, 2009, 11:01:48 PM
I like him too, buuuuuut...

(http://filmdrunk.lg1x8.simplecdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/dismissivewank.gif)

Yeah, let's not go nuts throwing the word "genious" around.

Can we agree on "one of the few comedy geniuses alive"? At least he's doing something different.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 23, 2009, 11:12:20 PM
Can we agree on "one of the few comedy geniuses alive"?

Ali G Indahouse really showed all his levels of comic genius.  :troll:

At least he's doing something different.

I liked it better the first time, now it's just redundant.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 23, 2009, 11:18:24 PM
Can we agree on "one of the few comedy geniuses alive"? At least he's doing something different.

We can agree he's provocative and often funny, but you're going to have to leave me behind at that point.

Quote from: http://www.theonion.com/content/amvo/bruno_a_success
'Brüno' A Success
Brüno, the new film from Sacha Baron Cohen, screened this weekend to critical and box office success. What do you think?

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/wdyt5.jpg)
Paul Gillespie,
Systems Analyst
"Oh, that Sacha Baron Cohen. He's totally unpredictable. You never know what to expect from him unless you've seen all his other work."

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/wdyt3.jpg)
Will McCaffrey,
Guest Services Representative
"I have Sacha Baron Cohen to thank for revealing the severe shortcomings and outright petty prejudices I and others share. I will now use this new self-knowledge to improve myself as a person, and be better to those around me."

 :ganishka:

I'll take The Onion over him or Ebert any day. =)
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: slan69 on July 23, 2009, 11:40:47 PM
I watched Bruno about a week ago and it was pretty funny but not his greatest work in my opinion.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on July 24, 2009, 12:07:20 AM
We can agree he's provocative and often funny, but you're going to have to leave me behind at that point.

 :ganishka:

I'll take The Onion over him or Ebert any day. =)

Yes, The Onion states the obvious by exagerating it. In that regard, i prefer Colbert.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Oburi on July 24, 2009, 12:57:31 AM
Dude i think Alice in Wonderland is looking good. I'm not bothered by Depp at all. He seems amusing to say the least
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 24, 2009, 02:13:33 AM
Yes, The Onion states the obvious by exagerating it. In that regard, i prefer Colbert.

I like a good cheeseburger, but I still prefer filet mignon. Anyway, I didn't see any exaggeration in the piece I quoted. =)

Dude i think Alice in Wonderland is looking good. I'm not bothered by Depp at all. He seems amusing to say the least

It looks a little off, and not in that good perfectly twisted way, but more like in that Charlie and Chocolate Factory trying too hard for that way, and who were the principles involved in that one again? We're through the looking glass here people.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Proj2501 on July 25, 2009, 12:48:04 AM
I'm surprised no one posted anything about this yet...
From ComingSoon.net

Gary Oldman just announced at the Warner Bros. Book of Eli panel that a third Batman film will go into production next year.

"I think the next Batman is next year," he told a fan who asked about when the long-awaited "Dark Knight" follow-up would hit, "We start shooting next year. You didn't hear that from me."

Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Xem on July 25, 2009, 07:02:59 AM
So I saw Bruno a few days ago, and it wasn't until I was about to sit down in the theater that I thought to myself, "Wait, the guy who made Borat, parading around as a European homosexual... oh god, I'm about to see a giant penis waved in my face, aren't I?"

Fuck knows why I didn't think about it sooner, but I got over it quickly and continued to laugh my ass off. Good movie, though a little too short. The interview with Ron Paul, and then Harrison Ford also.... hilarious.


Last night I saw Moon, also. Great movie, though I suggest not reading any reviews or synopsis... they ruin the plot. I wish I had friends like Gerdy.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: CowTip on July 25, 2009, 08:35:51 PM
Trailer for the new Tron movie is awesome:

http://dailycontributor.com/tron-legacy-official-trailer/6312/
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Walter on July 25, 2009, 08:43:00 PM
Trailer for the new Tron movie is awesome:

http://dailycontributor.com/tron-legacy-official-trailer/6312/
I did dig it. And I've never actually seen Tron either, so no nostalgia hype.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 25, 2009, 08:55:03 PM
3vilTr0nDude49 FTW!
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: ori on July 25, 2009, 11:36:44 PM
Trailer for the new Tron movie is awesome:

http://dailycontributor.com/tron-legacy-official-trailer/6312/

I don't know...looks okay. It's not wow-ing me though. Sure the graphics are great. I mean, they're supposed to be as for the audience that saw the original when it came out. Maybe I'm just getting sick of remakes.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: handsome rakshas on July 25, 2009, 11:46:06 PM
I did dig it. And I've never actually seen Tron either, so no nostalgia hype.

Same here, I agree it looks pretty cool.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 26, 2009, 01:11:11 AM
I'm surprised no one posted anything about this yet...
From ComingSoon.net

Gary Oldman just announced at the Warner Bros. Book of Eli panel that a third Batman film will go into production next year.

"I think the next Batman is next year," he told a fan who asked about when the long-awaited "Dark Knight" follow-up would hit, "We start shooting next year. You didn't hear that from me."



So, this kinda news flash has been going round for quite a while, but coming from different sources. I'd say, don't believe anything til you hear it from Nolan:

No "Dark Knight" Follow-Up Just Yet
By Garth Franklin
Saturday July 25th 2009 03:38PM


During "The Book of Eli" panel yesterday at the San Diego Comic Con, a fan asked Gary Oldman about the status of a potential third "Batman" film with Christopher Nolan at the helm.

A nervous Oldman gave the surprising response that it'll begin filming next year prompting a wave of articles from the geek community that the news was set and locked.

It ain't that clear though as in press interviews with iF Magazine a few hours later, Oldman was asked about what he said and he responded "Someone asked me [about the third BATMAN film] and I said, ‘I don’t know, next year? Two years away? It could be three years away.'"
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Aazealh on July 26, 2009, 09:04:01 AM
Trailer for the new Tron movie is awesome:

http://dailycontributor.com/tron-legacy-official-trailer/6312/

Yeah, looks cool. I hope they'll manage to make something not too cheesy out of it.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: ELEKTRO on July 28, 2009, 04:17:04 PM
I saw Bruno it had it's moments, still I couldn't stop looking at my watch waiting for the movie to end. Regarding movies to look forward Ninja Assasin looks like a fun movie to watch.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Dar Klink on July 28, 2009, 07:19:41 PM
I saw Orphan, which was surprisingly good to me. I went into it expecting a generic devil possessing story, but it had a pretty good twist at the end, and was more of a thriller than a horror movie. I was expecting a Monster type origin story while watching it though.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 30, 2009, 03:43:57 PM
New Coen Brothers':

A Serious Man (http://www.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/aseriousman/)

EDIT:
Last minute Bonus Trailer:

The Fantastic Mr. Fox (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810028004/video/14824147)

I'm a little apprehensive about the animation. The dialogue is good ol' Wes, but there's something about the animation that holds me back from being as excited as before.
Of course, I'll still see it, and I'll hold my total judgement 'til then, but..... I dunno. It does remind me quite a bit of - not the Burton animations - the REALLY old animations from the 70s and 80s, which of course falls in line with most everything else Wes has done and would be the most obvious statement I've made today.

But, hmm, yeah. There it is.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: ori on July 30, 2009, 10:59:33 PM
EDIT:
Last minute Bonus Trailer:

The Fantastic Mr. Fox (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810028004/video/14824147)

I'm a little apprehensive about the animation. The dialogue is good ol' Wes, but there's something about the animation that holds me back from being as excited as before.
Of course, I'll still see it, and I'll hold my total judgement 'til then, but..... I dunno. It does remind me quite a bit of - not the Burton animations - the REALLY old animations from the 70s and 80s, which of course falls in line with most everything else Wes has done and would be the most obvious statement I've made today.

But, hmm, yeah. There it is.

Same here. It looks like it's more of a challenge to do stop animation with furry characters because in most every scene it appears as if there's a fan blowing around the fur on their faces for when they have to adjust the puppet while filming.

It does remind me of 70s 80s animations! First thing I thought of was Gumby :serpico: Like you, I'll still see this despite the look of the animation.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 31, 2009, 01:54:36 AM
I don't know what there is to be apprehensive about? Could be hard on the eyes after an hour, by herky jerky "hands on" animation looked like the most interesting thing about it relative to other animated/stop motion/CGI features these days.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: NightCrawler on July 31, 2009, 05:04:38 AM
That Fox trailer is HORRIBLE. Sure, we can use something different than cg, but talk about lame and contrived.
I was about to post the new Coen bros trailer, and i saw it was already posted. And no one mentioned it afterwards. I mean, it's probably one of the best trailers i have ever seen. Ever. And i knew nothing about the movie.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Griffith on July 31, 2009, 05:16:57 AM
Your disdain for one contrived trailer, love for another, and overall indignation are noted. Thank you.

Seriously though, I didn't know anything about the The Serious Man either until I saw the trailer, and I still wouldn't if I hadn't read the summary first. As a matter of fact, I may have actually been less interested after the trailer (though still very much am), so I'm putting its academy award for trailer lifetime achievement on hold.
Title: Re: Movies to look forward to
Post by: Scorpio on July 31, 2009, 06:30:44 AM
I'm going to have to throw my hat in the "enjoyed it" ring for the Fantastic Mr. Fox trailer. I thought the animation was pretty well done.
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