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Title: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on January 19, 2009, 03:11:14 PM
With this little announcement, I felt there needed to be a new thread. The other upcoming movie thread has a misleading title for this little.... nugget of information.

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"The fourth film in the blockbuster “Spider-Man” franchise will begin shooting in 2010, actor J.K. Simmons told MTV News at Sundance"
Hoo-boy...

Oh yeah, and there's also...
Quote from: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/39797
A big-screen version of Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation” trilogy is now in the hands of Sony and writer-director-producer Roland Emmerich (“Stargate,” “Independence Day,” “Godzilla,” “The Patriot,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” “10,000 B.C.”).
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-!  :mozgus:

And while I'm at it, Tron 2.0 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104001/), Karate Kid "IV" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1155076/).

There. That's enough damage for now.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Scorpio on January 19, 2009, 03:14:03 PM
oh no...

They really should have stopped with the first, and realized they were headed down the wrong path after the second.  Third was aweful and the fourth will most likely follow this trend into the pits.  With any luck we can at least bury it after that.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on January 19, 2009, 07:33:56 PM
The Castlevania movie has been on top of my list for what, a year now? 2 years? Anyway, I still hope it'll be aborted and forsaken ever after.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: TheBranded1 on January 19, 2009, 07:51:39 PM
I saw the trailer about 2 weeks ago of the Dragonball movie and made the thought that this is the same as speed racer last year.
If you haven't seen it here's a link http://dragonballthemovie.com/ (http://dragonballthemovie.com/)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on January 19, 2009, 08:04:14 PM
Finally, a real "Movies to look down to" thread, I like the concentrated negativity! :idea: :ganishka:

I must object to something though, for all the bad movies in the "looking forward to" thread, I don't think Spidey deserves to open the dread thread (actually, I think it should be Judge Dredd, even if it might be decent, we should still be wary; never forget =). Maybe I'm just soft in the head for the ol' web head, but Spidey 4 being a comeback movie isn't out of the question (though I haven't followed it recently).

Anyway, my personal submission:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0905372/

Thankfully, doesn't look like it's actually going to happen... this year.



P.S. Won't all the same movies get posted in both threads anyway, by people of, um... different tastes? =)

If splitting up the views on them into sister threads is the point though, it could make for interesting parallel discussions. Should we experiment with casual rules to keep hope and praise isolated in the other thread and doom and gloom in this one, even if points made in one are indirect responses to comments in the other? :rakshas:

Yeah, I'm thinking about it too much.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on January 19, 2009, 09:20:54 PM
I wanna join in on this...

Keanu Reeves Confirmed for Cowboy Bebop 
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=51989
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on January 19, 2009, 09:32:24 PM
I wanna join in on this...

Keanu Reeves Confirmed for Cowboy Bebop 
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=51989
Ohhhhh sweet jesus. Our movie prospects just keep getting better and better (crying inside)!

In response to Griff's questions about  "rules," I don't mind parallel conversations, really. I guess we'll just play it by ear and see how it goes. I may end up merging the threads if it becomes too much of a problem. Until then, we'll see.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on January 19, 2009, 09:35:46 PM
Anyway, my personal submission:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0905372/

They want to make it a prequel staring MacReady's brother!  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: royoak on January 19, 2009, 09:38:13 PM
Keanu Reeves Confirmed for Cowboy Bebop 
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=51989
A Cowboy Bebop movie - well, thanks for ruining my day.
Reeves as Spike, great idea.  :schierke:
At least he knows Kung Fu. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_sINQ4Fxzw)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on January 19, 2009, 09:42:32 PM
At least he knows Kung Fu. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_sINQ4Fxzw)
You win the lol-jesus-why-didn't-I-think-of-that-?-! award.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on January 19, 2009, 10:04:52 PM
I think I've got a real winner here.

Pink Panther... 2!?

http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/the-pink-panther-2/tv-spot-1

BOOM!

I honestly thought it was an ad for a new DVD of the first one or something, the thought never even entered my head that it could have been successful enough to garner another, as a matter of fact, as the ad was running, I felt sorry for Steve Martin and thought, "What an embarrassment this bastardization must be for him." Then, when the logo appeared on the screen, I literally said aloud in horror, "It got a sequeeeel!?"
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on January 19, 2009, 10:12:53 PM
Wow. I thought the most recent Pink Panther do-over sucked at the box office? Go figure... I guess it'd be more surprising if Daddy Day Care got a sequel. Oh wai- (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462244/).

As for my new contribution to the thread, it's well-trodden territory, but this thread wouldn't be complete without it. The direct-to-DVD hit of the  year, Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-hM0BD6oxg) That's how I roll.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on January 19, 2009, 10:19:31 PM
I wanna join in on this...

Keanu Reeves Confirmed for Cowboy Bebop 
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=51989

...by god....I'm just trying to imagine him with green afro-like hair....
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: TheBranded1 on January 19, 2009, 10:38:04 PM
OH this is like a new toy for us  :ganishka:

Here are my next nominees that have trailers.


The legend of chunli  http://www.film.com/movies/street-fighter-legend-chun-li/21376755 (http://www.film.com/movies/street-fighter-legend-chun-li/21376755)
Fast & Furioushttp://www.film.com/movies/fast-and-furious/21799114 (http://www.film.com/movies/fast-and-furious/21799114)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Madam President on January 19, 2009, 10:43:54 PM
I wanna join in on this...

Keanu Reeves Confirmed for Cowboy Bebop 
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=51989

Oh, come ON! Does Hollywood have to destroy another one of my favorite anime titles? Bebop is a timeless classic!  :mozgus:
but than aggain Maybee it will b kewl liek eht draginball movie!!11/1 :troll:

And for my participation with this thread...gentlemen, I give you the Prince of Persia:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473075/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473075/)
I honestly have mixed feelings about that one, with Disney taking the reins and all.

I think Hollywood is going to butcher Street Fighter again, but I can't remember if I actually READ an article or dreamed it. 
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on January 19, 2009, 10:51:05 PM
Wow. I thought the most recent Pink Panther do-over sucked at the box office? Go figure...

Fucking a, I always assumed it was a complete failure, but I guess that was just wishful thinking. Actually, just checked its Box Office, it barely made back $82 million on an $80 million budget, so I guess with overseas and DVDs that's enough to justify doing another one, probably cheaper for more profits.

Here's a fun new wrinkle, what the imdb boards have to say!

Exclusive New Clip!                                             DirectorsCut19
Peter Sellers is rolling over in his grave                   slevinkelevra
Godfather reference?                                          karaoke_superstarguy
Harald Zwarts best movie?                                   bardchrist
'Hamburger' in French                                          MTrain
GO AWAY.                                                         Rite_Of_Spring
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: royoak on January 19, 2009, 11:16:23 PM

...by god....I'm just trying to imagine him with green afro-like hair....
(http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/1870/keanuhairiu4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Land of the Lost (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457400/)

Pink Panther 2, huh? I don't really know if I should be angry about it or pity the actors.
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Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts.
Oh my gosh, the villain is: Carmen Sandiego.  :schnoz:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on January 20, 2009, 12:09:10 AM
Pink Panther 2, huh? I don't really know if I should be angry about it or pity the actors.

I was more flabbergasted than anything.

I must be mellowing out, and what a bad time with this wonderful thread coming into being. First, I want to give Spidey 4 a pass. Then, I think Street Fighter is far beyond butchering anyway, do as you will, Hollywood. And most shocking of all, I don't even care about Keanu Reeves as Spike Spiegel. It means it'll have decent buzz and budget, and honestly, they could have done worse. I'm actually kinda curious (he's even a quarter asian, albeit the wrong kind =). Maybe I'm just happy they didn't cast Will Smith or his kid (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1155076/).

(http://confessionsofaclosetcase.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/keanu-reeves-7.jpg)

"...Bang."

As in "...woah." :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Scorpio on January 20, 2009, 12:17:13 AM
And most shocking of all, I don't even care about Keanu Reeves as Spike Spiegel. It means it'll have decent buzz and budget, and honestly, they could have done worse. I'm actually kinda curious (he's even a quarter asian, albeit the wrong kind =).

Actually...  I'm pretty curious as well.  I think that Keanu could actually do a decent job with Spike (and for the people pointing out the hair, exactly who do you think could actually pull that style off?) even though he might need to work on his sense of humor a bit.  Otherwise, I'm much more disheartened that a live action Bebop movie is being made to begin with- lately it's almost like Hollywood is going out of its way to try and kill everything I still feel nostalgia for.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on January 20, 2009, 12:17:55 AM
I'm just glad they didn't cast Stephen Dorff. (http://www.jimtay.com/_photos/cowboy%20bebop%20poster.sized.jpg) (http://skullknight.net/images/gutsbarf.gif)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on January 20, 2009, 12:29:56 AM
Actually...  I'm pretty curious as well.  I think that Keanu could actually do a decent job with Spike (and for the people pointing out the hair, exactly who do you think could actually pull that style off?) even though he might need to work on his sense of humor a bit.  Otherwise, I'm much more disheartened that a live action Bebop movie is being made to begin with- it's almost like lately Hollywood is going out of its way to try and kill everything I still feel nostalgia for.

Maybe a few years ago I would be anxious to see what Keanu could do with the role....but he's hopeless...truly hopeless and your going to be terribly disappointed. I'll pay for your ticket if I'm wrong.

not really
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on January 20, 2009, 12:37:02 AM



(http://handson.provocateuse.com/images/photos/keanu_reeves_02.jpg)

You're gonna carry that weight. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: fuxberg on January 20, 2009, 01:21:44 AM
And Johny Depp as Vicious.  :ganishka:
Dream on people, it ain't gonna happen! If there's an higher force in the Universe, this movie will never be made (i hope)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on January 20, 2009, 01:32:39 AM
Keanu? Who cares, coud've been worse.
Y'all should be more worried that Fox is the company behind Bebop.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on January 20, 2009, 02:03:41 AM
I was more flabbergasted than anything.

And most shocking of all, I don't even care about Keanu Reeves as Spike Spiegel. It means it'll have decent buzz and budget, and honestly, they could have done worse. I'm actually kinda curious (he's even a quarter asian, albeit the wrong kind =). Maybe I'm just happy they didn't cast Will Smith or his kid (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1155076/).

(http://confessionsofaclosetcase.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/keanu-reeves-7.jpg)

"...Bang."



That pic actually makes him look okay for the role....now that I think about it. He kinda was like Spike in Constantine except he went after demons and such. Plus he chain smoked which Spike does time to time. Meh we'll see.
(http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/1870/keanuhairiu4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Land of the Lost (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457400/)



 :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on January 21, 2009, 02:37:23 AM
Hope after all for the Bebop movie?

http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/is-there-hope-for-keanu-reeves-adaptation-of-cowboy-bebop/

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Sunrise president Kenji Uchida, the TV series’ director of animation, Shinichiro Watanabe, and series writer Keiko Nobumoto will serve as associate producers. Series producer Masahiko Minami will serve as production consultant.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: TheBranded1 on January 21, 2009, 03:04:08 AM



          I just saw the commercial for it today, and all I can say it's another belly flop.

                                http://www.uninvitedmovie.com/ (http://www.uninvitedmovie.com/)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on January 21, 2009, 03:48:54 AM
Hope after all for the Bebop movie?

http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/is-there-hope-for-keanu-reeves-adaptation-of-cowboy-bebop/

That's a bit reassuring.

http://www.uninvitedmovie.com/ (http://www.uninvitedmovie.com/)

Yeah, this looks awful.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Nomad on January 21, 2009, 09:24:39 AM
Someone PLEASE tell me this is just another online bluff:

http://www.akira2019.com/live-action-film.htm
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on January 21, 2009, 09:45:29 AM
Someone PLEASE tell me this is just another online bluff:

http://www.akira2019.com/live-action-film.htm

It's been rumored for years. Another potential disaster. Ah and there's also Cameron's Gunnm to add to the list (or should I say "Battle Angel Alita").
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: fuxberg on January 21, 2009, 04:00:53 PM
God damn it. The Hollywood guys are out of ideas.

Hmm... Soon... Very soon... Berserk live action movie!  :ganishka:
Now... Am i joking?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on January 21, 2009, 04:29:15 PM
God damn it. The Hollywood guys are out of ideas.

They've been for 15 years already...

Hmm... Soon... Very soon... Berserk live action movie!  :ganishka:
Now... Am i joking?

I sure as hell hope Miura would veto it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on January 21, 2009, 07:53:07 PM
I sure as hell hope Miura would veto it.

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/BERSERKMOVIE3.gif)

Why? :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: fuxberg on January 21, 2009, 09:07:17 PM
http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/BERSERKMOVIE3.gif (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/BERSERKMOVIE3.gif)

Why? :troll:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWv53OJ-ydI&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWv53OJ-ydI&feature=related)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: TheBranded1 on January 22, 2009, 01:52:00 AM
This kinda reminded me of jumper.

                                 http://www.push-themovie.com/ (http://www.push-themovie.com/)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on January 22, 2009, 04:31:15 AM
This kinda reminded me of jumper.

                                 http://www.push-themovie.com/ (http://www.push-themovie.com/)

When I first saw the commercial, I thought it looked like Jumper and Wanted combined, or to put it another way, like a toilet you took a diarrhea dump in, stuck your head in to throw up, and while you were down there you went ahead decided to stir it with your tongue. It's like a new genre nowadays, cheap not-so-super power movies with terribly mediocre... everything. They make real Superhero movies seem to have the gravity of Shakespeare by comparison. The tepid titles are my favorite part, Jumper, Wanted, and now Push... Jesus, look (http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=push&x=0&y=0) at how many fucking movies or TV shows are called Push. All made since 2005! No movie or show had that uniquely stupid title before then. It's not a coincidence that nobody wanted to call their work something so dumb before 2005, and now there's a dozen of them! What happened!? Did we finally do it, did we finally reach maximum retardation levels and hit the lowest common denominator? No, and personally, I'm looking forward to more monosyllabic titles such as "Pull", "Cat", "Guh", "Ni", and "A!"

Today's movies and their titles, getting more fucking...

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/stuped.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: TheBranded1 on January 27, 2009, 01:44:12 AM
Another one I saw on tv today

http://www.takenmovie.com/ (http://www.takenmovie.com/)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on January 27, 2009, 01:47:52 AM
Hey I dunno, I kinda want to see Qui Gon Jinn kick some ass.  :guts: Though, I readily admit this looks pretty ridiculous.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on January 27, 2009, 03:45:01 AM
Hey I dunno, I kinda want to see Qui Gon Jinn kick some ass.  :guts: Though, I readily admit this looks pretty ridiculous.

Yeah, I was looking forward to this one, too, but it's currently at 50% on RT...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on January 27, 2009, 09:45:27 AM
Wow, that wasn't released in the USA yet? It's been out in France for a year... From what I've been told it's a pretty good action flick, but I can't vouch for that since I haven't seen it myself.

The IMDb rating isn't bad though: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0936501/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0936501/)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on January 27, 2009, 09:54:31 AM
Wow, that wasn't released in the USA yet? It's been out in France for a year...

Makes sense when you look at the names involved, but they're trying to trick us into thinking their French thriller starring Liam Neeson is a bad American action movie. I won't stand for it!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on January 27, 2009, 09:59:28 AM
Makes sense when you look at the names involved, but they're trying to trick us into thinking their French thriller starring Liam Neeson is a bad American action movie. I won't stand for it!

It actually fooled me because I didn't expect it to be a French flick at all. It was even filmed in English (I think)!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on January 27, 2009, 10:07:51 AM
It actually fooled me because I didn't expect it to be a French flick at all. It was even filmed in English (I think)!

Yeah, I was wondering about that too, Neeson's lines in the commercials almost seem dubbed. Even got me thinking if they wouldn't have used CGI to change their mouth movements... I was already giving it the benefit of the doubt because of Neeson, but now its intriguing production history is causing my imagination to make it seem like the most interesting movie out there. =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on January 27, 2009, 05:25:16 PM
Yeah, I was looking forward to this one, too, but it's currently at 50% on RT...
That rating means nothing -- that means the morons and elites are split on the vote. WHich means it's probably a good, competent movie. If something is fucking 99%, I know not to see it. The same if it's 5%. But when it's split? It's fair game.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on January 27, 2009, 11:00:02 PM
Here's a big one: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0983193/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0983193/)

Tintin. It's terribly special, and just can't exist outside of its own pastel-colored world.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: TheBranded1 on January 28, 2009, 12:37:41 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758746/ Friday the Thirteen Friday 13th '09 A remake of the original.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on January 28, 2009, 12:57:24 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758746/ Friday the Thirteen Friday 13th '09 A remake of the original.

Are you saying it's going to be worse then the others? Because beside Freddy vs Jason, I thought the series was really bad.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 28, 2009, 03:19:56 AM
Here's a big one: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0983193/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0983193/)

Tintin. It's terribly special, and just can't exist outside of its own pastel-colored world.

I remember this as a kid.. though my memory of it isn't too clear. I'm not exactly overjoyed at the thought of how badly this is going to be butchered. What's worse is the thought that they are planning two sequels to it. Ugh..
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on January 28, 2009, 07:37:34 PM
Oh, i dunno about that. I used to watch the cartoon as a kid. And considering who's involved, I think it'll be an entertaining romp through childhood nostalgia.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on January 28, 2009, 08:20:07 PM
Oh, i dunno about that. I used to watch the cartoon as a kid. And considering who's involved, I think it'll be an entertaining romp through childhood nostalgia.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367882/

 :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: royoak on January 29, 2009, 05:00:30 PM
Here's a big one: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0983193/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0983193/)

Tintin. It's terribly special, and just can't exist outside of its own pastel-colored world.

Though, I agree with Perineum Falcon, that it could be quite fun to see Tintin and Snowy on big screen again,
it's quite sad that Spielberg and others disregard Hergé's wish - Tintin not being handled by another author that is. I would prefer if they honored his expressed desire.

But, to jump onto the nostalgia train: Warner Bros smells money and is planning to turn some Hanna-Barbera cartoons into big screen adaptions. Those include: the Jetsons, Yogi Bear, Tom & Jerry
Latter is going to be an origin story about how the two met each other, their rivalship, etc.
And of course, mouse and cat are CG characters in live-action setting.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on January 29, 2009, 06:41:21 PM
Though, I agree with Perineum Falcon, that it could be quite fun to see Tintin and Snowy on big screen again,
it's quite sad that Spielberg and others disregard Hergé's wish - Tintin not being handled by another author that is. I would prefer if they honored his expressed desire.

Well my concern stems from the belief that it's very delicate to adapt into a movie. I think it could easily miss the mark, and after Indy 4, Spielberg's name isn't enough to reassure me. That and I dislike adaptations in general. :void:

Anyway, I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt until we start seeing actual material (it's a minumum for someone who's seen the old flicks numerous times :slan:), but I can't deny I'm dreading it.

But, to jump onto the nostalgia train: Warner Bros smells money and is planning to turn some Hanna-Barbera cartoons into big screen adaptions. Those include: the Jetsons, Yogi Bear, Tom & Jerry
Latter is going to be an origin story about how the two met each other, their rivalship, etc.
And of course, mouse and cat are CG characters in live-action setting.

Argh. :sad:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: TheBranded1 on January 29, 2009, 07:43:05 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1083456/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1083456/)  "Fired Up"
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809932969/info (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809932969/info) "He's just not that into you"
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on January 29, 2009, 07:45:36 PM
Fucking Fox, i hate you! I curse all of you and your unborn children!

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/15106
Quote
A reliable source dropped us a line revealing to us that Robert Rodriquez and his Troublemaker Studios will be producing the Predator reboot for 20th Century Fox. Now here’ the kicker, the pitch being sent around town implies that the reboot will have more than one predator. “In the reboot a team of commandoes face down a mysterious race of vicious monsters.” [B-D]

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s229/longjohnjohn05/arnold1.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on January 29, 2009, 08:20:19 PM
I hope this Predator reboot is bullshit.
Ok, all joke's aside. PREDATOR was fucking great, it's a gem.  :mozgus: Why mess with greatness? :mozgus:
And Robert Rodriguez?!   No.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on January 29, 2009, 08:25:56 PM
I hope this Predator reboot is bullshit.

And Robert Rodriguez?!   No.
Alien hunters stalk in the sweltering jungles of Vietnam ... The only hope for the innocent is to hire a team of elite commandos who knows these vicious aliens only weakness ... a MACHETE. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R10ljA0-sHs)  :azan: (<--a balding Machete)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on January 29, 2009, 08:49:15 PM
I hope this Predator reboot is bullshit.
Ok, all joke's aside. PREDATOR was fucking great, it's a gem.  :mozgus: Why mess with greatness? :mozgus:
And Robert Rodriguez?!   No.

It's been planned for a long time unfortunately. I still hope it won't be done... Anyway, these people don't even understand what makes the movie good. It can't be replicated. And honestly, if they're going to start including multiple predators and all they might as well just make it Predator 3. It'd be far more logical, though it does require to create a new script instead of just badly modifying an existing one.

Current mood: :sad:

MACHETE. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R10ljA0-sHs)  :azan: (<--a balding Machete)

Man I'm still waiting for this. That trailer never gets old.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 29, 2009, 10:12:11 PM
I actually like Robert Rodriquez. I preferred his humor over Tarantino's in Grindhouse. Though I'm not thrilled at messing with a classic or with multiple predators. The fact the Robert Rodriquez is involved isn't a negative thing... for me at least. Still the reboot can't possibly be as gay as the AvP spin off.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on January 29, 2009, 10:36:24 PM
I don't have a problem with Rodriguez, either, but I do have a problem with a Predator remake/reboot.  These days it's all about making money.  Studios are just trying to capitalize on the success and fandom of good movies, not caring if the end product turns out to be pure crap. :puck:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 29, 2009, 10:41:25 PM
I don't have a problem with Rodriguez, either, but I do have a problem with a Predator remake/reboot.  These days it's all about making money.  Studios are just trying to capitalize on the success and fandom of good movies, not caring if the end product turns out to be pure crap. :puck:

True enough. Worst part is that they're trying to exploit everything. Manga, Anime, Comics, Cartoons, reboots, remakes, etc. It's like there are no more original writers.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on January 29, 2009, 10:41:37 PM
I don't even know HOW they could modernize Predator in a good way. I mean, seriously, what would be changed? More high tech weapons?

I really don't understand how a project like this gets greenlighted.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 29, 2009, 10:43:21 PM
I really don't understand how a project like this gets greenlighted.
$$$

 :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on January 29, 2009, 10:51:52 PM
Still the reboot can't possibly be as gay as the AvP spin off.

We'll see about that.

True enough. Worst part is that they're trying to exploit everything. Manga, Anime, Comics, Cartoons, reboots, remakes, etc. It's like there are no more original writers.

It's been like that for 10 good years already.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 29, 2009, 11:13:09 PM
We'll see about that.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0027271/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001675/

At least Rodriquez has done some decent work. Where as Anderson has done... SOLDIER, Fuckin A!!!   :guts:
Only thing worse then all this is that Anderson is a writer for the upcoming 2011 Castlevania film.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on January 29, 2009, 11:22:52 PM
Like Aaz said it has been planned for a long time with Robert Rodriguez attached to the project. I know before AvP 2 came out he had written a script for an AvP sequel but it was rejected. The reason being that it was too ambitious, like an epic space battle between the two alien races in the future. I can't give a source because i read it so long ago, but I think even Robert mentioned it in an interview. He also has said on the extra features on some of his dvd's that the original Predator was one his most influential movies and made him want to be a director. Looks like he is pursuing his love for predator movies.

I would rather have an AvP 3 with Rodriguez directing than a reboot. The crossover franchise already sucks so maybe a semi talented director like Rodriguez could bring some coolness to it. A reboot or remake is just a bad idea. The original is perfect and it won't continue the saga. But being a fan of Rodriguez, I'd like to give him the benefit of the doubt, and I know i'm the only one on this. But only if he directs it, which like the article stated, is unlikely because he has so many other projects to juggle right now.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on January 29, 2009, 11:32:02 PM
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0027271/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001675/

At least Rodriquez has done some decent work. Where as Anderson has done... SOLDIER, Fuckin A!!!   :guts:
Only thing worse then all this is that Anderson is a writer for the upcoming 2011 Castlevania film.

Pay attention.

Quote
A reliable source dropped us a line revealing to us that Robert Rodriquez and his Troublemaker Studios will be producing the Predator reboot for 20th Century Fox. Now here' the kicker, the pitch being sent around town implies that the reboot will have more than one predator. "In the reboot a team of commandoes face down a mysterious race of vicious monsters." No writer has been attached yet - and there is no script. No word on whether or not Rodriquez will direct, but it seems highly unlikely considering how many projects he has in development.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 29, 2009, 11:44:51 PM
I would rather have an AvP 3 with Rodriguez directing than a reboot. The crossover franchise already sucks so maybe a semi talented director like Rodriguez could bring some coolness to it. A reboot or remake just is just a bad idea. The original is perfect and it won't continue the saga. But being a fan of Rodriguez, I'd like to give him the benefit of the doubt, and I know i'm the only one on this. But only if he directs it, which like the article stated, is unlikely because he has so many other projects to juggle right now.

I have to disagree on AvP 3. I can't stand the crossover. In fact I absolutely hate it. Aliens just shouldn't be mixed with Predator. The whole idea is retarded and they dumb down both aliens. The xenomorph was really quite fearsome in Alien. Same goes for the Predator in Predator. In AvP the Predator's lost their cunning and the Xenomorphs became cannon fodder unless they had numbers.

Pay attention.


Well that's a bummer. Though it's just the site saying that it's highly unlikely. If he plans on doing the reboot after the next two Sin Cities, he might end up having the time. If it's an in between project. Well that's too bad I guess. Imdb doesn't list the reboot at all right now. So I'm thinking that if he really is interested in a Predator reboot, he'll do it when he can be very involved in the project.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on January 29, 2009, 11:50:25 PM
It's been planned for a long time unfortunately. I still hope it won't be done... Anyway, these people don't even understand what makes the movie good. It can't be replicated. And honestly, if they're going to start including multiple predators and all they might as well just make it Predator 3. It'd be far more logical, though it does require to create a new script instead of just badly modifying an existing one.

Current mood: :sad:

Fuck that man.

Here's the perfect script/story to fix all the awfulness that were the AVP series.
(http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/med/a/avptpb.jpg)
This is the story they should've followed. Oh god, movies really really do suck these days. No joke, I'm being dragged to go see My Bloddy Valentine...well, we have free tickets...then we're seeing the Wrestler. Ciao!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on January 29, 2009, 11:57:34 PM
I have to disagree on AvP 3. I can't stand the crossover. In fact I absolutely hate it. Aliens just shouldn't be mixed with Predator. The whole idea is retarded and they dumb down both aliens. The xenomorph was really quite fearsome in Alien. Same goes for the Predator in Predator. In AvP the Predator's lost their cunning and the Xenomorphs became cannon fodder unless they had numbers.

Well yea the crossover movies suck, but the idea of mixing the Predator and Aliens is from like 15 years ago and it started with the comics. Like Proj pointed out, some of the comics are really cool and actually do some justice to both franchises. It's not like either series was on a great path anyway. Predator 2? Alien 4? Both franchises lost steam way before the crossover.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on January 30, 2009, 12:10:38 AM
Yeah, but compared to what's followed, even Predator 2 and Alien 3 seem classic. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on January 30, 2009, 12:11:05 AM
Fuck that man.

Here's the perfect script/story to fix all the awfulness that were the AVP series.
http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/med/a/avptpb.jpg (http://images.darkhorse.com/covers/med/a/avptpb.jpg)

True. It's not like they're rebooting AvP though, no, that'd be too good. :sad:

I have to disagree on AvP 3. I can't stand the crossover. In fact I absolutely hate it. Aliens just shouldn't be mixed with Predator. The whole idea is retarded and they dumb down both aliens. The xenomorph was really quite fearsome in Alien. Same goes for the Predator in Predator. In AvP the Predator's lost their cunning and the Xenomorphs became cannon fodder unless they had numbers.

Xenomorphs were already cannon fodder in Aliens. The crossover itself is pure genius man, it's just the movies that suck. Seriously, it has an enormous potential, but unsurprisingly Hollywood has been wasting it.

Well that's a bummer. Though it's just the site saying that it's highly unlikely. If he plans on doing the reboot after the next two Sin Cities, he might end up having the time.

We'll see. Right now it has no script, no director, no actors.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Scorpio on January 30, 2009, 01:26:03 AM
The crossover itself is pure genius man, it's just the movies that suck. Seriously, it has an enormous potential, but unsurprisingly Hollywood has been wasting it.

It spawned some really kick ass arcade games back in the day.  Seeing heavily gunned humans and close combat predators ON THE SAME TEAM KICKING THE SHIT OUT OF ALIENS blew my however old I was mind away. Good memories. Shame about the movies though.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on January 30, 2009, 06:16:24 AM
Yeah, but compared to whats' followed, even Predator 2 and Alien 3 seem classic. :ganishka:

What about Alien 3? It had problems, mainly because of studio interference, but i still think it's highly underrated. People just keep bitching about Hicks and Newts death after all these years. It wasn't Alien 2.5 like everyone wanted, so what?
I absolutely love Alien 3 as much as Alien and Aliens. The special edition cut improves the quality of the movie, changes alot in some crucial plot points and pace, and is overal the best of the three "directors cut" in the Quadrilogy set.

AVP is and always will be a stupid concept that only works in comics or games. Too many alien characters is never a good idea, IMO.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on January 30, 2009, 06:34:06 AM
What about Alien 3? It had problems, mainly because of studio interferance, but i still think it's highly underrated. People just keep bitching about Hicks and Newts death after all these years. It wasn't Alien 2.5 like everyone wanted, so what?
I absolutely love Alien 3 as much as Alien and Aliens. The special edition cut improves the quality of the movie, changes alot in some crucial plot points and pace, and is overal the best of the three "directors cut" in the Quadrilogy set.


I like Alien3 as much as the first two as well.  And your right, the "assembly line" cut as they call it (because David Finch refused to participate in a directors cut) is a much improved version of the film than it's theoretical release. I highly reccomend seeing it if you haven't already.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on January 30, 2009, 06:53:36 AM
That's all wonderful guys, it's still the third best Alien movie though, but hey, the more they make, the more impressive that number becomes!

It wasn't Alien 2.5 like everyone wanted, so what?

Of course not, it's Alien to the third power. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on January 30, 2009, 07:13:26 AM
That's all wonderful guys, it's still the third best Alien movie though, but hey, the more they make, the more impressive that number becomes!

I see the Alien franchise as a trilogy. It's my favourite one in all movie history (on par with Inagaki's Samurai trilogy).
Most trilogies lack a good 3rd film, The Godfather, MadMax, LOTR, Rush Hour (:troll:), etc... but Alien 3 was just perfect for me.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on January 30, 2009, 07:18:09 AM
Needless to say, other than your personal appreciation of the film, I find all that to be a stretch. Anyway, you're trying to convince the wrong David here.

Now can we talk about the underrated Predator 2? =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: njashi9 on January 30, 2009, 07:59:00 AM
Most trilogies lack a good 3rd film, The Godfather, MadMax, LOTR, Rush Hour (:troll:), etc... but Alien 3 was just perfect for me.

 :???:

Now can we talk about the underrated Predator 2? =)

I like it, all the stuff related to the predators was nicely done there.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on January 30, 2009, 08:28:50 AM
(on par with Inagaki's Samurai trilogy).

BTW, why don't you have a room reserved at the Vagabond Inn (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?board=37.0)?

I like it, all the stuff related to the predators was nicely done there.

Agreed, and it's surprisingly entertaining... futuristic 1997 guns, crazy dreadlocked drug lords, and Gary Busey, oh my. =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: A.C on January 30, 2009, 10:41:49 AM
"He's on safari. The lions, the tigers, the bears... oh, my!"

Gary Busey is the best part of Predator 2  :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on January 30, 2009, 11:03:01 AM
What about Alien 3? It had problems, mainly because of studio interference, but i still think it's highly underrated.

It disappointed me. I don't like it much to be honest, though there are some goods parts in it. Regardless, like Griff said, it remains the third best Alien flick, and compared to Alien 4 it's almost a masterpiece.

AVP is and always will be a stupid concept that only works in comics or games. Too many alien characters is never a good idea, IMO.

Your opinion sucks, IMO. :serpico: It's a great concept. And if you disapprove of multiple aliens in a movie then I suspect that you secretly dislike Aliens... Heretic! :mozgus:

"He's on safari. The lions, the tigers, the bears... oh, my!"

Gary Busey is the best part of Predator 2  :guts:

Are you kidding me? Bill Paxton man. :badbone:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: A.C on January 30, 2009, 12:29:31 PM
"There's your killer. Wonderful isn't it? Pheromone signatures left by his body. These are scent molecules."

Peter Keyes is the best character. Predator 2 struck a power chord in my heart when I first saw it on TV one night when I was thirteen. Only a few years later did I catch the first Predator (and of course that movie was superior) but I will always have fond memories of Predator 2.

As for Alien... The same thing happened, I watched Aliens before the original Alien and I loved it. But over time I have come to appreciate the first Alien as the only genuine Alien movie. Aliens and Alien 3 are not bad but the first Alien creature - what I consider to be the most magnificent movie monster of all time - was reduced to merely a bug in the sequel. Alien 3 tried to regain some of it's dignity but it's been all downhill from there.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on January 30, 2009, 03:04:36 PM
"There's your killer. Wonderful isn't it? Pheromone signatures left by his body. These are scent molecules."

Peter Keyes is the best character.

Nuh-uh, he's got nothing on the Lone Ranger. :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on January 31, 2009, 06:44:16 PM
Check it out.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4xExtp45E4

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1232829/


 :carcus:

...movie to dread right?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Skullgrin140 on January 31, 2009, 07:08:47 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758746/ Friday the Thirteen Friday 13th '09 A remake of the original.

Finally something for me to hate, One of the main reasons me & remakes never see eye to eye -_- They always try to make the original look like shite.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on January 31, 2009, 10:40:31 PM
Finally something for me to hate, One of the main reasons me & remakes never see eye to eye -_- They always try to make the original look like shite.

The original is shit.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on February 01, 2009, 04:50:04 PM
Fuck. A-team movie plans.
http://www.variety.com/VR1117999155.html
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on February 01, 2009, 05:08:14 PM
Fuck.
http://www.variety.com/VR1117999155.html

Another project that's been in the works for a while. And just from that article I already know they'll fuck it up.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on February 01, 2009, 05:13:07 PM
Another project that's been in the works for a while. And just from that article I already know they'll fuck it up.

I came to the same conclusion after I heard  it was going to be a summer movie. Nothing good has ever come out during the summer.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: TheBranded1 on February 01, 2009, 06:12:21 PM
I came to the same conclusion after I heard  it was going to be a summer movie. Nothing good has ever come out during the summer.

Forrest Gump is the only summer movie to have won an Oscar. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109830/
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: royoak on February 01, 2009, 06:58:10 PM
Forrest Gump is the only summer movie to have won an Oscar. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109830/
Really? Well, let's rule out Jaws (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073195/), since it was pretty much the first summer-blockbuster-whatever-movie.
What about:
Terminator 2 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103064/)
Batman (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096895/)
Indiana Jones 3 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097576/)
Independence Day (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116629/)
. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/). (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0316654/). (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0383574/)

But, yeah, most nearly all summer movies suck, and 'A-Team' will definitely be no exception.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on February 02, 2009, 02:26:59 AM
The clip was choppy for me. I don't know what to make of it. But considering what it's about, I think it's better off in this thread.
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=6EPyvqbjOIM&fmt=22
Edit: It's G.I. Joe.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on February 03, 2009, 03:42:40 AM
Are you kidding me? Bill Paxton man. :badbone:

I know this quote maybe a bit dated but Bill Paxton is the only person I know to be killed by Alien, The Predator, and The Terminator. Thats quite the accomplishment!  :guts:

Also i was going to mention Dragonball the movie but its good to know that it was mentioned on the first page! Also what about the proposed remake of the Predator with Mike Cena!? :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on February 03, 2009, 03:45:30 AM
I know this quote maybe a bit dated but Bill Paxton is the only person I know to be killed by Alien, The Predator, and The Terminator. Thats quite the accomplishment!  :guts:

Also i was going to mention Dragonball the movie but its good to know that it was mentioned on the first page! Also what about the proposed remake of the Predator with Mike Cena!? :ganishka:

Also already mentioned
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on February 05, 2009, 03:36:32 PM
Crank 2: High Voltage (2009)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1121931/

..what a piece of shit.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on February 05, 2009, 03:40:48 PM
Crank 2: High Voltage (2009)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1121931/

..what a piece of shit.
Hahaha, can't wait! Crank 1 was hilariously entertaining in the worst possible way.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on February 05, 2009, 03:54:43 PM
Hahaha, can't wait! Crank 1 was hilariously entertaining in the worst possible way.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/crank2/

Enjoy the Trailers.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on February 11, 2009, 11:45:18 PM
Inglorious Basturds looks like it sounds.

http://movies.yahoo.com/premieres/11990378
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on February 12, 2009, 12:16:55 AM
Inglorious Basturds looks like it sounds.
The casting of Pitt made me nervous from the start. Something about his voice in this makes my eyebrows scrunch.
And Eli Roth...might as well throw Robert Rodriguez in there as well.

Yes, I'm curious and I know deep down you nay-sayers are as well. But I will admit outright to make myself clear...I think this can go either way.

But maybe oodles of Nazi scalping might be a hoot.
In the end, it has to be better than Jackie Brown.

Crank 2: High Voltage (2009)
"Just juice me..."
Are you fucking kidding?  :schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on February 12, 2009, 12:50:50 AM
Well, all I'll say about Inglorious Bastards is that the Kill Bill trailer had me extremely skeptical as well, but I really enjoyed [the first movie].
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on February 12, 2009, 01:28:24 AM
Inglorious Basturds looks like it sounds.

http://movies.yahoo.com/premieres/11990378

I'm protesting Quentin Tarantino until he starts making movies again.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on February 12, 2009, 01:35:28 AM
Man, their Hitler isn't very resembling.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on February 12, 2009, 03:45:10 AM
I thought I.B. was years down the road. Glad to see a trailer for it already. Not sure what to think, other Brad Pitt looks and sounds so fucking terrible. Did he just decide to stop acting one day?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on February 12, 2009, 04:02:22 AM
In the end, it has to be better than Jackie Brown.

That was like, his most mature movie.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on February 12, 2009, 04:06:11 AM
Yeah, there's really nothing to make fun of in Jackie Brown -- except maybe Samuel L. Jackson's ridiculous hat. It's a solid flick that I think was held back from critical success because everyone expected Tarantino to make Pulp Fiction 2.

If anyone was miffed at it for whatever reason in the past, I'd advise you to go back and rewatch it with a new perspective.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on February 12, 2009, 05:27:43 AM
Yeah, there's really nothing to make fun of in Jackie Brown -- except maybe Samuel L. Jackson's ridiculous hat. It's a solid flick that I think was held back from critical success because everyone expected Tarantino to make Pulp Fiction 2.

If anyone was miffed at it for whatever reason in the past, I'd advise you to go back and rewatch it with a new perspective.

Yea I love Jackie Brown. Great movie. I would watch as often as Pulp fiction or reservoir dogs or kill bill. Death Proof is probably his worst picture.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on February 12, 2009, 10:37:26 AM
Yea I love Jackie Brown. Great movie. I would watch as often as Pulp fiction or reservoir dogs or kill bill. Death Proof is probably his worst picture.

I would have to disagree with that, Kill Bill 1 & 2 take the cake for his worst films. I loved those movies when they came out, but hell a year after that. I stopped watching them, what a load of crap that turned out to be.  :schierke:

...I can't believe I defended that shit.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Scorpio on February 12, 2009, 11:14:30 AM
I would have to disagree with that, Kill Bill 1 & 2 take the cake for his worst films. I loved those movies when they came out, but hell a year after that. I stopped watching them, what a load of crap that turned out to be.  :schierke:

...I can't believe I defended that shit.

I always hated the second one, but I still enjoy the first one now and then. Not as much as I used to though.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on February 12, 2009, 11:28:57 AM
I always hated the second one, but I still enjoy the first one now and then. Not as much as I used to though.

Personally I think the second one bears watching, but all that Japanese bullshit in the first one? I didn't enjoy it much. It's got some good parts, but I probably wouldn't even call it a good movie.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: fuxberg on February 12, 2009, 01:17:30 PM
I'm definitely going to see IB at the movies, and I may see Crank 2. Haha
Yes I like action flicks, they keep me entertained and laughing.  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: A.C on February 12, 2009, 11:21:00 PM
I quite liked Jackie Brown but never cared much for Kill Bill. Reservoir Dogs is still his best though.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on February 13, 2009, 07:50:25 PM
(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/846/johnnydeppasthemadhatteaa5.jpg)

I'll throw this into movies to dread but I for one am reserving my judgment. I like Burton for his original movies, and even sleepy hollow and Sweeney Todd were very cool. But i usually hate his remakes like Planet of the Apes or Charlie and the chocolate factory. So this is really up in the air for me.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on February 13, 2009, 08:13:41 PM
I don't think the idea for Burton to do Alice in Wonderland is particularly DREADFUL. For one, Lewis Carroll's world kind of lends itself to his style. And another, this is hardly a remake. There hasn't been a truly solid Alice and Wonderland feature film.

I also didn't think his Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remake was particularly terrible. Kids LOVE IT  :isidro: . It certainly was irrelevant, as the original is still far superior. However, Burton added a lot to the original movie's characters -- enough that it was a kind of sequel, to me.

PS: I do kind of wish Depp had a larger role than just The Hatter. He's going to have like, 15 minutes on screen tops if the movie plays out like Carroll's book.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on February 14, 2009, 01:43:16 AM
I don't think the idea for Burton to do Alice in Wonderland is particularly DREADFUL. For one, Lewis Carroll's world kind of lends itself to his style. And another, this is hardly a remake. There hasn't been a truly solid Alice and Wonderland feature film.

I also didn't think his Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remake was particularly terrible. Kids LOVE IT  :isidro: . It certainly was irrelevant, as the original is still far superior. However, Burton added a lot to the original movie's characters -- enough that it was a kind of sequel, to me.

PS: I do kind of wish Depp had a larger role than just The Hatter. He's going to have like, 15 minutes on screen tops if the movie plays out like Carroll's book.

Yea you're right, move it to the other thread
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: TheBranded1 on February 17, 2009, 01:14:23 AM



http://knowing-themovie.com/ (http://knowing-themovie.com/)

A professor (Nicolas Cage) finds that the contents of a time capsule at his son's elementary school makes predictions of the future that have come true.
 :schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on February 17, 2009, 01:46:13 AM
I saw a trailer for this about 4-5 months ago and predicted every turn in it to my wife as we lol'd at it in the theatre.  :badbone:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Solarmaker on February 17, 2009, 02:15:03 AM
Nicolas Cage has truly gone downhill in a lead weighted soapbox cart with broken brakes.  I mean, when was the last time one of his movies even got good reviews? Or was just good in general.  I enjoyed the first National Treasure but his acting wasn't amazing in it.  Plus, he always acts the same for every movie.  A quiet stone faced guy who has to be in control.  It's lame.  Just down right sad. i mean bancok (?)* that's not spelled right is it?* dangerous? What does that even mean? course, i never bothered to go see it to find out since it looked silly.  The last time I went to go see one of his movies was The Wicker Man and i was rewarded with loosing a good ten dollars.

...*cough* ok...my personal Nicolas Cage rant is over.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on February 17, 2009, 03:16:29 AM
The last time I went to go see one of his movies was The Wicker Man and i was rewarded with loosing a good ten dollars.

"How'd it get burned?  How'd it get BUUUUUUUUURNED?!!!!!"
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Solarmaker on February 17, 2009, 03:30:59 AM
That movie just puts you off dating women doesn't it? I'm a girl and it scared ME straight.

But back to the movie topic,

They're making a wolverine movie next, About how he became wolverine and when he was with the special ops.  What do you guys think? i'm a big fan of X-men and i don't know, are they whipping a dead horse by now or a good plot? It's finally going to have gambit in it tho.

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t85/emichii/wolv.jpg)

not saying it's a movie to dread but more like, a movie to be weary of?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: TheBranded1 on February 17, 2009, 03:41:55 AM
That movie just puts you off dating women doesn't it? I'm a girl and it scared ME straight.

But back to the movie topic,

They're making a wolverine movie next, About how he became wolverine and when he was with the special ops.  What do you guys think? i'm a big fan of X-men and i don't know, are they whipping a dead horse by now or a good plot? It's finally going to have gambit in it tho.

(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t85/emichii/wolv.jpg)

not saying it's a movie to dread but more like, a movie to be weary of?

If it's not something you are dreading, then I think it should go into the Movies to look foward thread.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Solarmaker on February 17, 2009, 04:09:06 AM
well i'm sort of dreading that they're going to kill it. Like Matrix sequals or jaws.  Sometimes too much is a bad thing.  XD does that count?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on February 17, 2009, 05:45:00 AM
well i'm sort of dreading that they're going to kill it. Like Matrix sequals or jaws.  Sometimes too much is a bad thing.  XD does that count?

Considering that they already killed it with X2 and X3, both of which sucked. I don't think it can get much worse. Wolverine has always been one of the cooler characters from the movie trilogy. A movie that focuses more on him than anyone else, could actually turn out pretty good. Personally I just want to see Deadpool. Though I can't say the actor playing him is my #1 choice. Another series that's following a similar path is Pirates of the Caribbean. Apparently the next movie will toss Bloom and what's her face in favor of the only two decent characters from the entire series. Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on February 17, 2009, 06:02:52 AM
I think Gambit is going to be in it too. I look forward to seeing him.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on February 17, 2009, 06:55:30 AM
Considering that they already killed it with X2 and X3, both of which sucked.

X-men 2 was the only one that was acceptable.

This Wolverine movie is just a mix of characters that have nothing to do with each other, just to make the geek fanboys salivate. Why the hell is Gambit a main character in a Wolverine movie? Doesn't make any sense to me. The trailer looks like Bay's Transformers but with mutants.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on February 17, 2009, 08:35:36 AM
Considering that they already killed it with X2 and X3, both of which sucked.

X2 killed it compared to what? It's easily the best of the X-Men movies, and as Nightcrawler pointed out, the only acceptable one. It's actually a shame Singer didn't continue the series from there since he actually set it up nicely for the future, which was promptly cashed out in the last one. Fortunately, as it is, it featured enough key elements that it can stand alone as the best representation of X-Men on film, since it'll have to.

Also, as one of my favorites besides Wolvie, I'm not too excited about Deadpool since I'm assuming the worst, that he's going to be reduced to Ryan Reynolds in red spandex pants and that's it. The best we'll likely get out of it is a joking reference about it from Deadpool himself in the books.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on February 17, 2009, 10:07:31 AM
All X-men films sucked. In my opinion, of course. :carcus: That Wolverine movie? A parody of itself. I'd honestly rather see the Cage movie.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on February 17, 2009, 11:33:54 AM
All X-men films sucked. In my opinion, of course. :carcus:

I don't even lump it in with the others though, since there's actually X-Men related things to like about it. :ganishka:

That Wolverine movie? A parody of itself. I'd honestly rather see the Cage movie.

That's a tough one, my first instinct is to go with Wolvie just for having some vested interest... but unlike it, the Cage movie's awfulness could actually entertain rather than vex me.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on February 17, 2009, 12:18:53 PM
That's a tough one, my first instinct is to go with Wolvie just for having some vested interest... but unlike it, the Cage movie's awfulness could actually entertain rather than vex me.

That's the thing: because I'm interested in the X-men in the first place, I'll definitely be disappointed by that new movie. I mean I like Gambit as a character, but I'm already sure I'll hate their version. I'm the kind of guy that couldn't get over what they did with Lady Deathstrike in X2, to have made her a mutant with the same healing factor as Wolverine's instead of a cyborg. :mozgus:

With "Knowing" however, I'm so unconcerned by it that I don't dread it in the least and might even enjoy it in the right conditions. But then again it's doubtful I'll ever see it. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on February 17, 2009, 12:26:52 PM
That's the thing: because I'm interested in the X-men in the first place, I'll definitely be disappointed by that new movie. I mean I like Gambit as a character, but I'm already sure I'll hate their version. I'm the kind of guy that couldn't get over what they did with Lady Deathstrike in X2, to have made her a mutant with the same healing factor as Wolverine's instead of a cyborg. :mozgus:

Agreed, and it looks like they've crammed in as many characters to compromise as they can (DEADPOOL!!! :mozgus:). Man, Watchmen is going to kill you. =)

With "Knowing" however, I'm so unconcerned by it that I don't dread it in the least and might even enjoy it in the right conditions.

(http://claremc.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/french-wine-seabed.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on February 17, 2009, 12:30:51 PM
Agreed, and it looks like they've crammed in as many characters to compromise as they can (DEADPOOL!!! :mozgus:). Man, Watchmen is going to kill you. =)

Just like Alan Moore, I'm never going to watch this damn movie. :void: I still haven't seen V for Vendetta and I don't intend to.

http://claremc.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/french-wine-seabed.jpg (http://claremc.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/french-wine-seabed.jpg)

Hahaha, I'm sure it's an alright flick after a couple bottles. :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Lithrael on February 17, 2009, 04:07:09 PM
As long as we're talking X-Men I must rec the Wolverine vs Hulk animated feature that came out recently.  The Thor vs Hulk it's packaged with is just bleh but I really, really enjoyed Wolverine vs Hulk.  It's awesome.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on February 20, 2009, 12:54:48 AM
Akira Toriyama's opinion on the new Dragon Ball movie trailer:

Quote
Commenting before the new Japanese trailer for the film, he said: "As the original creator, I had a feeling of "Huh?" upon seeing the screenplay and the character designs, but the director, all the actors, the staff, and the rest are nothing but 'ultra' high-calibre people."

He went on: "Maybe the right way for me and all the fans to appreciate it is as a new Dragon Ball of a different dimension. Perhaps, this might become a great masterpiece of power! Hey, I look forward to it!!"

http://movies.ign.com/articles/952/952896p1.html (http://movies.ign.com/articles/952/952896p1.html)

Sounds like he's trying to trick himself into thinking it'll be good. Really his first reaction is probably the most accurate.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on February 20, 2009, 01:16:09 AM
Akira Toriyama's opinion on the new Dragon Ball movie trailer:

http://movies.ign.com/articles/952/952896p1.html (http://movies.ign.com/articles/952/952896p1.html)

Sounds like he's trying to trick himself into thinking it'll be good. Really his first reaction is probably the most accurate.

Well, he's Japanese, can't possibly just say it sucks. It'd be impolite. If he were from the UK he'd probably call it a piece of shit, like Moore. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on February 20, 2009, 07:07:01 AM
Well, he's Japanese, can't possibly just say it sucks. It'd be impolite. If he were from the UK he'd probably call it a piece of shit, like Moore. :ganishka:

As I do more research on the movie I cringe a bit, but apparently so much of the movie is being reshot it's hard to see what the goal is. Obviously they realized they fucked this movie up really, really bad, and they're trying to fix it. Last I read the final battle between Goku and Piccolo is being totally reshot. And it's pretty clear they've been trying to make Piccolo more and more green with every trailer.

Too bad FOX won't admit they fucked the whole thing up and start over from scratch.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on February 20, 2009, 11:25:43 AM
Well, actually re-doing the movie is good enough for me. Them admitting they fucked up brings nothing to the table other than the glee of seeing them humiliated, and it's obviously something studio execs don't usually do. Starting over from scratch is unfortunately not going to happen, but you know, simple editing can sometimes completely change a movie.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: royoak on February 20, 2009, 11:28:01 AM
A few more Watchmen clips:
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/watchmen/news/?a=6325 (http://www.comicbookmovie.com/watchmen/news/?a=6325)

You may have already seen this: "X-Men Origins" action figure of... uhh, DEADPOOL ???

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2685/moviedeadpoolzr5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: SK3LL on February 20, 2009, 11:41:12 AM
I didn't read the whole thread so sorry if this has been mentioned before.

Don't go and watch "The Spirit" This movie really is a damn waste of time. Actually it's as good as "10'000 B.C." is...worthless crap banned on celluloid.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on February 20, 2009, 01:51:11 PM
You may have already seen this: "X-Men Origins" action figure of... uhh, DEADPOOL ???

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2685/moviedeadpoolzr5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


 :isidro:


 :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on February 21, 2009, 04:28:36 PM
You may have already seen this: "X-Men Origins" action figure of... uhh, DEADPOOL ???

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2685/moviedeadpoolzr5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


That's a joke right? Please tell me it's fake.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: avidwriter on February 21, 2009, 04:40:32 PM
It's real. There is another figure of him looking more like his comic self though. There have been rumors about those "spikes" wether he has them in his arms like Wolverine or he just uses them as weapons at some point.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on February 21, 2009, 05:30:20 PM
Oh wow, they fucked up Deadpool? Who would have thunk?  :schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on February 21, 2009, 05:44:02 PM
He reminds me of Baraka.  :azan:
EDIT!!!!!

It's not a joke anymore.
(http://i42.tinypic.com/33kb39e.jpg)

Fuck shit Jesus. :mozgus:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v46/hext1/Face.jpg
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on February 22, 2009, 11:22:07 PM
It's not a joke anymore.

After the action figure you really should have been expecting it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on February 22, 2009, 11:25:31 PM
After the action figure you really should have been expecting it.

Well I was hoping it was a joke like those star wars action figures of uncle Owen "charred" edition. Or where those real figures too?  :isidro:
I mean last time we saw Ryan he at least was wearing a suit that almost looked like deadpool's.
The only explanation I could possibly think of, is that the screenshot of him in the red suit is a before and this new screenshot is what he looks like after the Weapon X program??
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: royoak on February 23, 2009, 12:17:15 AM
Well I was hoping it was a joke like those star wars action figures of uncle Owen "charred" edition. Or where those real figures too?  :isidro:
You were hoping?  :ganishka:

To quote Ryan Reynolds:
"I’ve always wanted to do 'Deadpool'. I think I would forgo anything to play it in some incarnation."

The figure is real and the back of its packaging says this:
"Deadpool was transformed by William Stryker to be the ultimate mutant. He is a monster with a single purpose, to serve Stryker’s will. He is an indestructible weapon with no vulnerability and his first target is Wolverine."

I mean last time we saw Ryan he at least was wearing a suit that almost looked like deadpool's.
The only explanation I could possibly think of, is that the screenshot of him in the red suit is a before and this new screenshot is what he looks like after the Weapon X program??
Considering the missing hair and the scars: Yes.

Just for fun the mini version:
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/9265/squaddeadpool1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/3876/squaddeadpool2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on February 23, 2009, 01:24:05 AM
Sigh  :judo: why do they ruin things like this all the time? I like this quote from the wiki entry for the movie:

Quote
Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson / Deadpool: A wisecracking mercenary who can heal like Wolverine. Reynolds had been interested in playing the character in his own film since 2003.Computer-generated imagery is being used to create his scarred up visage, which will end up being a departure from the comic book appearance.

lol that overall look is some departure.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Okin on February 24, 2009, 04:25:58 AM
Why does Hollywood ruin everything I love!  :judo:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: TheBranded1 on February 24, 2009, 04:48:15 AM


That's why we should stop dreaming of a Berserk movie. HOllywood would slay it with a DragonSlayer of their own.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on February 24, 2009, 04:51:08 AM
It's real. There is another figure of him looking more like his comic self though.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41iaAC3jxrL._SS500_.jpg)

It's way too comic specific with the accessories to be true...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Gh%2BQy18UL._SS500_.jpg)

Yep, the key distinction is that "COMIC SERIES" tag on the side. Just another tie-in.

Anyway, as un-Deadpool as he looks, the new picture is still better than when it was simply Ryan Reynolds in red spandex. Anyway, 10 years ago I'd be irate, but it really helps that I've given up and am not going to see this movie or care, and I'll just keep my Deadpool 1 action figure thanks (did anyone get Deadpool 2? It was mythical to me in my childhood, and I never did find it =).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v46/hext1/Face.jpg

I knew it, at least some things don't change. =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 03, 2009, 04:09:33 PM
Legend of chun-li. Rottentomato's rating. It's higher than I expected.
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/street_fighter_the_legend_of_chun_li/

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Johnstantine on March 03, 2009, 04:55:26 PM
haha Yeah I expected it to be much lower than that; quite possibly in the negatives.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 03, 2009, 06:12:44 PM
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/street_fighter_the_legend_of_chun_li/

Quote
should spur the legalization of guns in movie theaters so you can shoot yourself with them.
  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on March 06, 2009, 12:57:38 AM
Don't get me started on the SF movie. I haven't watched it yet but eventually I know I will since it is SF. BUt I just don't understand the approach. I mean Bison (Vega in JP) with a uit and fucking beard? I don't remember the preview exactly but I see Balrog (M. Bison in JP) in all black (I think I saw a gun)? I'm afraid to watch in case I do indeed end up shooting myself in the head lol.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on March 07, 2009, 12:28:58 AM
Supposedly they're trying to take an "X-Men" approach with Street Fighter. They wanted to introduce a few characters in the first one, then expand on it to include all of our favorites (Ryu and Ken, anyone?) in the next... still looks like complete garbage to me though.

Here's a new trailer for Dragonball: http://movies.ign.com/dor/objects/479331/dragonball-evolution/videos/dragonball_trlr2_marsters_030409.html (http://movies.ign.com/dor/objects/479331/dragonball-evolution/videos/dragonball_trlr2_marsters_030409.html)

While still pretty sad, it at least "feels" a bit more like DB now... at this point all I really hope for is a cool final battle, since reading it was entirely reshot.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Scorpio on March 07, 2009, 09:48:49 AM
since reading it was entirely reshot.

That trailer doesn't look too reshot to me...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on March 07, 2009, 09:51:42 PM
That trailer doesn't look too reshot to me...

Read my post a little more carefully, I was referring to the final battle.

“I think it’s just one scene that they’re gonna have to reshoot and it’s the end fight,” Chung said of what they were re-tooling. “I fortunately will not have to go back. I think it’s the big fight between Justin Chatwin and James Marsters.”

http://www.beyondhollywood.com/new-dragonball-evolution-trailer-is-evolution-tastic/ (http://www.beyondhollywood.com/new-dragonball-evolution-trailer-is-evolution-tastic/)

Here's some more not-so-good news about the movie from the same website:

“If there were to be a sequel I think it… well, I know that it would go to a really interesting place, because they already have the second script written.”

Script is already written =( I guess we can expect more of this huge disappointment.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on March 08, 2009, 03:26:32 AM
Supposedly they're trying to take an "X-Men" approach with Street Fighter. They wanted to introduce a few characters in the first one, then expand on it to include all of our favorites (Ryu and Ken, anyone?) in the next... still looks like complete garbage to me though.

Ya I read that stupid idea elsewhere months before it came out. I think the director or producer or someone said that and as soon as I heard him say it I knew it was going fail. I forgot where I read else I would post the link but the person said something along the lines of he was taking an approach like in x-men where the plot centered around wolverine in the 1st movie and slowly focus on other characters. My immediate thought to that was wow he doesn't know what the fuck he's talking about.

The first X-men movie began and centered with Rogue and her story! WTF? And street fighter's main character is fucking Ryu! He should always be the main character because the main story of street fighter is centered around him. Damn man. There isn't going to be (better not be) a "next" one. I don't think they'll get much money and interest to go through with another movie after they fucked it up a second time. It's honestly not that hard to make a decent movie that somewhat follows the original story. With this it seems they went out of their way to ruin it with horrible actors and plot line. 
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 09, 2009, 04:00:36 PM
I hope you guys don't mind if I change the current topic but did anyone else hear of a Sherlock Holmes movie coming this year with Downey Jr? and Jude Law?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0988045/

I also saw that Moby Dick might be getting a remake with Timur Bekmambetov as director.
http://www.canmag.com/nw/12341-moby-dick-remake

Total Recall
http://www.canmag.com/nw/13527-total-recall-remake
 :troll:
Nice call Royoak. I hope your happy now.

And now that some remakes are out of the way.. how about a sequel:
http://www.canmag.com/movies.php?moviekey=powerdarkcrystal
It's apparently a sequel to Dark Crystal.

I just hope at least some of these articles are full of shit.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 09, 2009, 04:08:55 PM
did anyone else hear of a Sherlock Holmes movie coming this year with Downey Jr? and Jude Law?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0988045/

This might actually be interesting. Never read any of the Sherlock Holmes books, but it looks like something I'll see if the trailer turns out to be good. 
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on March 09, 2009, 04:30:36 PM
I hope you guys don't mind if I change the current topic but did anyone else hear of a Sherlock Holmes movie coming this year with Downey Jr? and Jude Law?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0988045/

Ya that's old news and Guy Ritchie's directing it which I don't quite understand after reading Sherlock Holmes. Nor do I understand downey jr as holmes. I'm not saying both are bad in their respective projects but I am just saying after reading it doesn't seem to fit.

Especially Guy Ritchie....his movies are mostly about the British mob and action packed which were enjoyable movies. But that genre in the context of a Sherlock Holmes story just doesn't add up. They're obviously looking to attract a bigger audience with the younger kids. I'll accept Downey Jr. however.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on March 09, 2009, 07:31:50 PM
Ya that's old news and Guy Ritchie's directing it which I don't quite understand after reading Sherlock Holmes. Nor do I understand downey jr as holmes.
Well, they were both substance abusers  :ganishka:

Seriously though, I don't have a very good feeling about this.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on March 09, 2009, 08:04:38 PM
I guess I still have his Iron Man persona suck in my mind still and the look and it just doesn't match up to Sherlock Holmes IMO. I'm actually hopeful for this movie. I'll keep an eye out.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on March 10, 2009, 02:17:22 AM
I don't mind Downey as Holmes, but Guy Richie directing... yeah, I hope he's doing it to try and do something unlike his other work. Don't try too much, let Downey do the heavy lifting. =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 11, 2009, 03:36:34 AM
So I was just rewatching the Wolverine trailer and noticed that Deadpool is even more fucked up than I previously though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1fU440ll7Y
What the hell is going on at 2:06???
Is it Deadpool or cyclops, I mean he's shooting beams out of his eyes. WTF!!!! :mozgus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on March 11, 2009, 04:19:04 AM
What makes you think it's Deadpool?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 11, 2009, 06:02:42 AM
What makes you think it's Deadpool?
He looks like the crappy action figure. Though it could be some other scarred bald man in red pants.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on March 11, 2009, 06:37:34 AM
Though it could be some other scarred bald man in red pants.

Exactly, doesn't look like Deadpool to me, catchin' my drift? :carcus:

Not Deadpool, never happened, nothing to be upset over.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 11, 2009, 03:07:54 PM
Exactly, doesn't look like Deadpool to me, catchin' my drift? :carcus:

Not Deadpool, never happened, nothing to be upset over.


Yeah I caught it.
http://multitrackdrifting.ytmnd.com/
thx Griffith.  
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 11, 2009, 08:22:56 PM
Sam Raimi's new pile:
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810029193/video/12431635


Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on March 11, 2009, 08:46:12 PM
Sam Raimi's new pile:
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810029193/video/12431635

It looks semi-interesting, mostly on account of curiosity about the nature of the actual demon. Title's stupid, though it does stand out among this genre.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on March 12, 2009, 12:27:20 AM
Well I am going to go see the Dragonball movie since it comes out this Friday in Japan.  :judo:   I will let you know how terribad it is.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Scorpio on March 12, 2009, 12:39:56 AM
Well I am going to go see the Dragonball movie since it comes out this Friday in Japan.  :judo:   I will let you know how terribad it is.

You are a brave, brave man. Godspeed.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: TheBranded1 on March 12, 2009, 12:42:07 AM
Well I am going to go see the Dragonball movie since it comes out this Friday in Japan.  :judo:   I will let you know how terribad it is.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-02-08/akira-toriyama-comments-on-live-action-dragonball-film (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-02-08/akira-toriyama-comments-on-live-action-dragonball-film)

Quote from: Animenewsnetwork.com
The Oricon entertainment news source posted a promotional video for James Wong and 20th Century Fox's live-action adaptation of Akira Toriyama's Dragonball manga, and Toriyama prefaced the video with a written comment:

As the original creator, I had a feeling of "Huh?" upon seeing the screenplay and the character designs, but the director, all the actors, the staff, and the rest are nothing but "ultra" high-caliber people. Maybe the right way for me and all the fans to appreciate it is as a New Dragonball of a different dimension. Perhaps, this might become a great masterpiece of power! Hey, I look forward to it!!

A different dimension?? I guess Toriyama didn't like it either.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 12, 2009, 12:48:32 AM
Well I am going to go see the Dragonball movie since it comes out this Friday in Japan.  :judo:   I will let you know how terribad it is.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.  :carcus:
If nothing else, try to come back with your sanity intact. Good luck man.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on March 12, 2009, 04:28:18 AM
Sam Raimi's new pile:
http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810029193/video/12431635

What the fuck? Raimi returning to horror and your posting that in this thread? Have you got no taste? Jebus.

David Hayter's letter to fans about the Watchmen movie:

http://www.hardcorenerdity.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2239098%3ABlogPost%3A40658 (http://www.hardcorenerdity.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2239098%3ABlogPost%3A40658)

I actually have to agree with him. Even if i didn't like the movie that much. I agree it was very courageous, for a blockbuster (way more than The Dark Knight), in it's presentation and faithfulness to the form and adult themes of the original work, and we need more movies like this, not watered-down toy commercials like Wolverine.
The problem is the trailer was misleading in a way, and for example in the cinema i went, some people walked out. They were probably expecting entertainment like the Batman/Iron Man movies. A cast of unknowns and semi-mediocre actors didn't help either.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 12, 2009, 04:35:20 AM
What the fuck? Raimi returning to horror and your posting that in this thread? Have you got no taste? Jebus.

My taste huh?

Sorry to break it to you, but Raimi's new movie looks like crap. Obviously, I haven't seen the entire film, but come on man.
Who doesn't love the Evil Dead trilogy? Sorry, but Campbell made that series. Period. Don't even try to tell me the Spiderman films are really something special. Are they better than other attempts at superhero movies. Absolutely, but the Batman camp have nailed what a superhero movie should be IMO. The Spiderman films were always way too slapstick to be taken seriously. Yeah, Emo Parker. Awesome. Ugh.

Evil Dead 1, 2 and AoD are a hoot to watch. Then again so is Raiders of the Lost Ark...but Kingdom of the Crystal Skull sucked hard. Monkeys and refrigerators people.  Just because someone did great work before doesn't mean everything they do after will be gold.

Raimi's new film looks like anything but gold. Time will tell though. I'm happy he's returning to his roots. Hopefully, he hones that 'stuff' he had when making the E.D.'s

Ever see Thinner? Now watch this trailer again.  :schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on March 12, 2009, 05:01:40 AM
lol Thinner was horrible. Raimi is suppose to be remaking Evil Dead too.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on March 12, 2009, 05:56:38 AM
I actually have to agree with him. Even if i didn't like the movie that much. I agree it was very courageous, for a blockbuster (way more than The Dark Knight), in it's presentation and faithfulness to the form and adult themes of the original work, and we need more movies like this

From your description it sounds like it's on the wrong side of the line between brave and stupid, so maybe we actually don't need more movies like that. =)

My taste huh?

Sorry to break it to you, but Raimi's new movie looks like crap. Obviously, I haven't seen the entire film, but come on man.

I'm not defending the movie, but I don't see any argument to defend against, anymore than if you were arbitrarily raving that it looks awesome for no reason. I'm not exactly sure what Batman, Indiana Jones, and Thinner really have to do with it or Sam Raimi, I know what you mean, but it's pretty strained. I'm sure you have your reasons it rubs you the wrong way (didn't like what you saw, the actors, etc?), but share that rather than simply making dubious blanket statements like...

Who doesn't love the Evil Dead trilogy? Sorry, but Campbell made that series. Period.

Whoa, that's more of a comma at best. Not to take anything away from Bruce Campbell concerning Evil Dead, but don't take anything away from Raimi there either.

Raimi is suppose to be remaking Evil Dead too.

I saw that, and I suppose since it's not Evil Dead 4, it's supposed be a "serious" remake. I can see the point if Raimi does it, but from what it says on imdb, there looking for a another director and it certainly doesn't look like it'd be done anytime soon... I don't get it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 12, 2009, 12:21:21 PM
I hear you Griff on all points. I posted what I did after a long day.  :puck: :puck:
But, can we at least agree that the acting from the trailer does looks pretty bad.

The gypsy curse thing was what reminded me of Thinner.


Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on March 12, 2009, 01:53:20 PM
What the fuck? Raimi returning to horror and your posting that in this thread? Have you got no taste? Jebus.

That trailer doesn't look very good, sorry to say. I love Sam Raimi (as much for Evil Dead as for Darkman), but his name alone isn't enough to make a movie good. I wasn't a big fan of the Spiderman movies either.

I actually have to agree with him. Even if i didn't like the movie that much. I agree it was very courageous, for a blockbuster (way more than The Dark Knight), in it's presentation and faithfulness to the form and adult themes of the original work, and we need more movies like this, not watered-down toy commercials like Wolverine.
The problem is the trailer was misleading in a way, and for example in the cinema i went, some people walked out. They were probably expecting entertainment like the Batman/Iron Man movies. A cast of unknowns and semi-mediocre actors didn't help either.

Let's not exaggerate. The movie's not a complete sellout, but it isn't an act of extraordinary bravery either. It's still commercial and surfing on the wave of comic book adaptations. It's not small budget independant cinema with challenging themes.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on March 12, 2009, 07:02:51 PM
That trailer doesn't look very good, sorry to say. I love Sam Raimi (as much for Evil Dead as for Darkman), but his name alone isn't enough to make a movie good. I wasn't a big fan of the Spiderman movies either.

I've read some good things about it, and while i remain a bit sceptical, it is in no way a movie to dread. Come on people, the other thread needs some love too.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on March 15, 2009, 08:45:20 AM
No offense to the admins or anything, but with the amount of discussion about The Watchmen is it totally impossible to splice all these posts discussing it together into a thread of it's own? It's been polluting this and Look Forward To's thread's for weeks now.

In Short...

START A NEW TOPIC!

 :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on March 15, 2009, 01:00:06 PM
No offense to the admins or anything, but with the amount of discussion about The Watchmen is it totally impossible to splice all these posts discussing it together into a thread of it's own? It's been polluting this and Look Forward To's thread's for weeks now.

In Short...

START A NEW TOPIC!

 :troll:

It's possible, though tracking every post is going to be a bother. And it's called "Watchmen" without an article.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 15, 2009, 11:08:24 PM
Ryan Reynolds talks Deadpool,
http://www.fancast.com/blogs/the-movies/ryan-reynolds-talks-deadpool-in-wolverine/
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“I think you will care about him. He walks the line between good guys and bad guys. You’ll be curious about him, beyond the film. I play Wade Wilson and I play Deadpool, but the character I play as Deadpool I personally don’t consider him to be Deadpool. Fox may differ with me, but I consider him to be the thing that Deadpool came from. It doesn’t carry on past that, because the film is called Wolverine. I’m the thing that will eventually become Deadpool, but yeah, he’s scarred up. You’re gonna see the scars. That’s all in there.”
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on March 16, 2009, 01:04:13 AM
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the character I play as Deadpool I personally don’t consider him to be Deadpool.
This movie is sounding better every minute! :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on March 16, 2009, 03:34:29 AM
This movie is sounding better every minute! :troll:

No kidding.  Ugh.  Where's the Guts puking emoticon when you need it?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on March 17, 2009, 12:07:01 AM
Well I didn't go see Dragonball Evolution. I asked everyone at my parents in law's place if anyone wanted to go since they had the day off...

SaiyajinNoOuji- :serpico: :  Anyone want to go with me to see the Dragonball movie?

everyone else- :ganishka: ugggh, no. it doesn't look very good.


 :judo:

Maybe they were trying to save me from my own curiosity. I saw some of the stuff on Youtube and welp... meh.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: TheBranded1 on March 17, 2009, 12:53:36 AM
Well I didn't go see Dragonball Evolution. I asked everyone at my parents in law's place if anyone wanted to go since they had the day off...

SaiyajinNoOuji- :serpico: :  Anyone want to go with me to see the Dragonball movie?

everyone else- :ganishka: ugggh, no. it doesn't look very good.


 :judo:

Maybe they were trying to save me from my own curiosity. I saw some of the stuff on Youtube and welp... meh.


http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/dragonball-evolution (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/dragonball-evolution)

Just read that and you'll have a sense of the abomination you saved yourself from. It actually describes the entire movie.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on March 21, 2009, 03:28:59 AM
I'm sure some of you have heard of the Last House on the Left remake. Well this guy I know (not me) shamefully saw this movie hoping it wouldn't be the same generic, typical hollywood teen horror bullshit that plagues theaters these days. He thought "maybe this one could actually be cool. I mean it's a remake of a very harsh film by Wes Craven about a father who gets revenge on the guys who raped his daughter. No monster, no ghosts, no stupid unrealistic puzzles and traps. Just a good ol fashion revenge flick".  ...He was wrong. Boy was he wrong. It was better than most stupid horror movies that come out these days, but nothing worth your money. I mean... what a stupid friend I have...you guys could have told him that from the beginning, couldn't you? I'm sure he won't make that mistake again, not if I have anything to do with it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Носферату on March 21, 2009, 08:09:23 PM
:P
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on March 22, 2009, 06:17:04 AM
yea thats why I saw it in the first place. The only scene that was actually cool is when the dad is trying to drown one rapist in the kitchen sink and shoves his hand in the garbage disposal and flips the switch. It's brutal. And then as the guy is screaming in pain the dad grabs a hammer and sticks it into the the rapists head. Thats was the coolest part of the movie, and the most violent.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Носферату on March 22, 2009, 12:31:26 PM
:P
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on March 22, 2009, 12:55:13 PM
I'm not a big fan of rape or murder myself, but then I'm a carefree kinda guy. =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 22, 2009, 12:56:20 PM
I'm not a big fan of rape or murder myself, but then I'm a carefree kinda guy. =)

I'm not either. Torture porn, really lost its appeal with me after Saw.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on March 22, 2009, 02:00:09 PM
I'm not either. Torture porn, really lost its appeal with me after Saw.
Hahaha, you saw Saw  :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 22, 2009, 02:03:28 PM
Hahaha, you saw Saw  :guts:

You recommended it to me.  :azan:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on March 22, 2009, 02:03:56 PM
You recommended it to me.  :azan:
I've never seen it. Or any of them.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on March 28, 2009, 10:36:34 AM
My taste huh?

Sorry to break it to you, but Raimi's new movie looks like crap. Obviously, I haven't seen the entire film, but come on man.
Who doesn't love the Evil Dead trilogy? Sorry, but Campbell made that series. Period. Don't even try to tell me the Spiderman films are really something special.
Evil Dead 1, 2 and AoD are a hoot to watch. Then again so is Raiders of the Lost Ark...but Kingdom of the Crystal Skull sucked hard. Monkeys and refrigerators people.  Just because someone did great work before doesn't mean everything they do after will be gold.

I'm still not sure what to make of the preview. Forget Raimi, looking at it from a fresh point of view I can't tell if it looks silly or legitimately scary. Put it this way, if I hadn't known Sam Raimi was in the directors chair this preview would have caught my attention. You can tell it's going to be something different and whether or not it does well at the box office won't matter to me because Raimi's best work is his most unsuccessful work, IMO of course, and I am referring to Evil Dead trilogy versus Spiderman trilogy (his other pictures were average at best (save Darkman)).

But i think you went a bit too far Proj. Saying Campbell made that series...period. Bruce is great no doubt, but there are things in Evil Dead that are clearly the work of a promising young writer/director. Watch Evil Dead one again and stay alert to the camera work, especially at the end when Bruce is the only one left in the cabin. Even the sound is a detail that Raimi deserves. For example when Shellie I believe her name is becomes first possessed there is a low frequency rumbling that plays over the fight scene, something I've heard only a few notable films do before (Eraserhead, Irreversible). Raimi is or was a talented film maker at one point with potential. He has not lived up to that potential and sold out to make big hollywood blockbusters like spiderman which, I agree with you proj, are no better than any other superhero movie (if not worse) and Raimi wasted his talent again.  However, I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt on his new film. Honestly the trailer is better than anything he's done since Darkman and even though it looks a little strange...that could be a good thing. But please don't say Bruce Campbell is the reason why the Evil Dead series was so well done, it's clearly not, he just made it all the more enjoyable. It's not even right to take away Raimi's credit for those films, read up about what an insanely crazy adventure it was just to make those movies and you'll see why Raimi is givin so much praise for them.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Dar Klink on April 03, 2009, 08:18:42 PM
This is semi related to this thread, but I just found out that the actor playing Piccolo in the Dragonball movie lives in/came from my town. What a great claim to fame.  :schierke: But I guess George Lucas coming from here more than balances that out, huh?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on April 03, 2009, 08:21:09 PM
But I guess George Lucas coming from here more than balances that out, huh?
Four words for you: Attack of the Clones.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on April 03, 2009, 11:54:45 PM
Four words for you: Attack of the Clones.

Five words: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  (Although I blame Spielberg for that one, too).
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on April 07, 2009, 10:10:32 PM
This almost deserves its own thread: movies to despise.

http://kotaku.com/5202716/shadow-of-the-colossus-getting-big-screen-adaptation-all-hope-lost
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According to the Hollywood Reporter's Risky Biz Blog, Sony Pictures will be tackling Shadow of the Colossus for a movie adaptation with producer Kevin Misher, responsible for films such as The Scorpion King and The Interpreter, as well as the upcoming fighting movie Fighting.
It was at this point that I vocally said: "Ohhhh noo....." But wait... there's more.

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The screenplay for the Shadow of the Colossus feature is reported to be penned by Justin Marks. He's the same man responsible for the Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, if that rings any bells.
There are no words.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: avidwriter on April 07, 2009, 10:31:41 PM
Has Dragonball benn mentioned? Its been years since I've been hyped about DBZ and I'd only see this one to see how bad they made it.

Also on a related note. The Spirit, avoid it at all costs. I wish I never saw it, I died inside a little.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on April 08, 2009, 03:50:30 AM
Has Dragonball benn mentioned?

Yep, multiple times in fact.  It's gonna be baaaaaad. :SK:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Death May Die on April 09, 2009, 08:32:12 AM
Looking at IGN, (Which I don't care for any more these days.) I guess they claim the "Shadow of Colossus" movie is likely to go into production. By the guy who did the Scorpion king. I died a little inside too.  :judo:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on April 09, 2009, 08:35:34 AM
Looking at IGN, (Which I don't care for any more these days.) I guess they claim the "Shadow of Colossus" movie is likely to go into production. By the guy who did the Scorpion king. I died a little inside too.  :judo:

It's being scripted by the same guy who wrote the new Street Fighter.  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on April 09, 2009, 01:39:40 PM
Yeah you guys could just read a few posts up, ya know...  :schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on April 13, 2009, 05:19:36 PM
Michael Bay Signs $50M Deal To Fuck Up 'Thundercats' (http://www.theonion.com/content/news/michael_bay_signs_50m_deal_to_fuck?)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on April 13, 2009, 09:03:40 PM
Michael Bay Signs $50M Deal To Fuck Up 'Thundercats' (http://www.theonion.com/content/news/michael_bay_signs_50m_deal_to_fuck?)
When I saw the post here earlier in the day, I laughed out loud, but didn't bother clicking it until much later in the day. By then, I'd already accepted that it was a fact. Whew... You win, Onion!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on April 15, 2009, 04:36:17 AM
Michael Bay Signs $50M Deal To Fuck Up 'Thundercats' (http://www.theonion.com/content/news/michael_bay_signs_50m_deal_to_fuck?)

"ThunderCats has a great story, endearing characters, action, adventure, space-travel, and fantasy. It will be an honor to run it into the ground."

lol.wut? ThunderCats? It's fuckin crap. Yeah, i enjoyed it when i was six, but back then i was easily amused. Who cares if Bay gets to adapt more shitty 80's cartoons into movies? I say keep him busy with that sort of material.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on May 01, 2009, 10:12:02 PM
just got back from x men origins. It was horrible, maybe one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Even the action was retarded.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on May 02, 2009, 12:05:21 AM
just got back from x men origins. It was horrible, maybe one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Even the action was retarded.

I can't say I'm very surprised.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on May 02, 2009, 01:21:37 AM
It's been getting shitty reviews.  I ain't seein' it. :void:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on May 02, 2009, 03:44:28 PM
I can't say I'm very surprised.

Yea I wasn't expecting much but I thought the action and special effects might keep me entertained. That and the movie was only 1 hour and 40 minutes (boy did that drag on and on). It was Transformers bad, only the action sequences were so over the top and ridiculous it had nothing redeemable in it. I fell asleep at the end.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on May 14, 2009, 10:32:18 PM
Our nightmare's have been confirmed! FOX is making a sequel to the Wolverine movie and we'll be getting this little gem as well,

http://www.beyondhollywood.com/fox-is-officially-developing-a-deadpool-spin-off-movie/ (http://www.beyondhollywood.com/fox-is-officially-developing-a-deadpool-spin-off-movie/).

The only possible saving grace is this:

Quote
And it appears they’re going to do what they should have done with Deadpool’s appearance in “Wolverine”, namely keeping the mouthy merc, well, mouthy instead of sewing it shut. Really, WTF was that about again?

......

The other good news is that Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel Studios will produce the film. Not so much Donner, but Marvel Studios getting some kind of control over Deadpool should ensure a more faithful version of the comic book mercenary

We'll see.  :azan:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on May 14, 2009, 10:49:01 PM
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namely keeping the mouthy merc, well, mouthy instead of sewing it shut. Really, WTF was that about again?
I thought it was a pretty corny joke, since at the begining of the movie, Wolverine asks Wade if he ever shuts his mouth. He replies: "Not while I'm still breathing." Ha ha.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on May 15, 2009, 12:35:55 AM
Am I the only one who thinks GI: Joe looks terrible? I hear a lot of people thinking it looks awesome, but the trailer before Star Trek had me cringe.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on May 15, 2009, 12:38:37 AM
Yeah, my boss told me this week there was GI Joe movie coming out soon. I had utterly no idea.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on May 15, 2009, 02:48:20 PM
Yeah, my boss told me this week there was GI Joe movie coming out soon. I had utterly no idea.

I saw the trailer on tv. I had no idea what it was until I saw the name pop up at the end.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on May 15, 2009, 02:49:14 PM
It looks even worse than Transformers 2.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on May 15, 2009, 03:18:13 PM
I really don't understand the trend of reviving franchises from childhood. My first reaction to hearing about a Transformers remake was "Yeah, Transformers were AWESOME ... when I was FIVE." Does Michael Bay and Hollywood in general really expect us to take these kiddy-franchise movies seriously? Enough to shell out $10 for each movie and its tired sequels? Just for the potential to relive a childhood novelty?

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Johnstantine on May 15, 2009, 05:23:13 PM
I really don't understand the trend of reviving franchises from childhood. My first reaction to hearing about a Transformers remake was "Yeah, Transformers were AWESOME ... when I was FIVE." Does Michael Bay and Hollywood in general really expect us to take these kiddy-franchise movies seriously? Enough to shell out $10 for each movie and its tired sequels? Just for the potential to relive a childhood novelty?



Yes.  Yes they do.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Dar Klink on May 15, 2009, 05:30:33 PM
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/4991/1238622752771.png)
I think this applies to a lot in this thread
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on May 15, 2009, 05:32:32 PM
That is so true. Oh god I need to stop watching movies.  :judo:

Edit: That's like my experience with the Silent Hill movie.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on May 16, 2009, 10:44:39 PM
That may be the most perfect commentary on video game movies I've ever had the privilege of laying eyes on. This reminds me of how much I don't want them to release that Castlevania movie they're working on. To see one of my favorite series destroyed like that... no it's too much...  :judo:

As for reviving old ideas, I don't think they're necessarily a bad idea, but it would be nice if they actually made them decent rather than just throw a bunch of random crap together to make an easy buck. I may just be a geek, but cars that transform into ass kicking robots still seems appealing to me. Maybe it's more the robots.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on May 17, 2009, 01:03:13 AM
This one was always a favorite of mine, from Perry Bible Fellowship (http://pbfcomics.com/). Exaggerated for hilarity, but oh so true...

(http://skullknight.net/images/pbf209.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on May 20, 2009, 03:30:39 AM
Relatively speaking, that's not even so exaggerated for most "historical" dramas. Love the Blue adaptation too, Darklink. Anyway, I saw the Transformers 2 trailer with Star Trek, and it just looks exactly the same as the first one. Yet I was given dirty looks when I made this rather elementary observation aloud. But then, the GI Joe trailer was so bad that the theater of unabashed geeks, that had just given it up for Transformers 2, didn't even know how to react! My snarky guffaw amid the silence couldn't even elicit a glance in protest, I don't think they could look me in the eye after that. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on May 20, 2009, 04:15:19 AM
Relatively speaking, that's not even so exaggerated for most "historical" dramas. Love the Blue adaptation too, Darklink. Anyway, I saw the Transformers 2 trailer with Star Trek, and it just looks exactly the same as the first one. Yet I was given dirty looks when I made this rather elementary observation aloud. But then, the GI Joe trailer was so bad that the theater of unabashed geeks, that had just given it up for Transformers 2, didn't even know how to react! My snarky guffaw amid the silence couldn't even elicit a glance in protest, I don't think they could look me in the eye after that. :ganishka:

I got scowls from my friends for saying both of those movies look like shit, too.  Sometimes I pity them. :void:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on May 20, 2009, 11:47:07 AM
My snarky guffaw amid the silence couldn't even elicit a glance in protest, I don't think they could look me in the eye after that. :ganishka:
I said aloud: "FROM THE ACCLAIMED PLASTIC FIGURINES..." in my best Don LaFontaine voice.  :badbone:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on May 26, 2009, 07:55:33 PM
Good news for you Castlevania fans:

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/16302 (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/16302)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on May 26, 2009, 08:17:36 PM
Good news for you Castlevania fans:

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/16302 (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/16302)

Thanks Rhombaad, excellent news! :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on May 26, 2009, 08:26:56 PM
Thanks Rhombaad, excellent news! :guts:

Haha, no problem. I thought you'd be happy. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ZoddtheGod on May 26, 2009, 10:14:16 PM
Shadow of the Colossus
Yep they're making a movie to ruin this great game.  :judo:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on May 26, 2009, 10:50:04 PM
Shadow of the Colossus
Yep they're making a movie to ruin this great game.  :judo:
You're a little late. We've been dreading this for months.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Clawed The Bum on May 26, 2009, 11:10:47 PM
Tyler Perry I can do bad all by myself. He poops out one of these movies twice a year and it makes HUGE money. Hes a trailer for the next one! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47XJFYE2bFM

I'll admit that trailer is kinda funny for a Tyler Perry movie but that's not saying much.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on May 27, 2009, 08:55:25 PM
Castlevania canceled? Joy!

I heard there wasn't even going to be a whip in the movie... that Belmont was going to use a sword... That right there is enough red flag for me.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on May 28, 2009, 10:17:55 PM
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.
and
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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 dread
Post by: NightCrawler on May 29, 2009, 01:53:17 AM
Why reboot the greatest sci-fi movie of all time? It's flawless. It's perfect.
I hope every man at Fox dies of scrotum cancer.

I blame Star Trek too.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on May 29, 2009, 04:40:15 AM
I'm interested to see what Rodriguez comes up with, but I'm against rebooting the series, as the first film is a classic. As for a new Alien movie, they can't do much worse than Alien Resurrection......or can they? :SK:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on May 29, 2009, 05:37:50 AM
And once again Hollywood beats a decent idea (cool reboots like Batman Begins) completely into the ground.

I feel like if I even hear the word reboot another time I'm gonna smash something.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on May 29, 2009, 07:21:07 AM
Why reboot the greatest sci-fi movie of all time? It's flawless. It's perfect.

Yeah man, those damn bastards shouldn't be touching Predator.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on May 29, 2009, 12:28:17 PM
I feel like if I even hear the word reboot another time I'm gonna smash something.

http://www.animationmagazine.net/article/7129
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Reboot gets Rebooted!
Canada’s Rainmaker Animation announced today that it is developing a trilogy of feature-length films based on the groundbreaking 1994 CG-animated Saturday Morning series ReBoot.
(http://www.animationmagazine.net/images/articles/re_boot_150.gif)

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on May 29, 2009, 12:38:41 PM
http://www.animationmagazine.net/article/7129 (http://www.animationmagazine.net/article/7129)

Yesssss! Watch out Megabyte! :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on May 30, 2009, 12:14:07 AM
Yeah man, those damn bastards shouldn't be touching Predator.

:troll:

Love it, but Alien is in a different class.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on May 30, 2009, 03:29:15 AM
And once again Hollywood beats a decent idea (cool reboots like Batman Begins) completely into the ground.

I feel like if I even hear the word reboot another time I'm gonna smash something.

Yeah, first remakes, then trilogies, now reboots.

Yeah man, those damn bastards shouldn't be touching Predator.

Well played. =)

Love it, but Alien is in a different class.

Yeah... lightweight! (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/predatoralien.gif) :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on May 30, 2009, 04:56:40 PM

Yeah... lightweight! (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/predatoralien.gif) :troll:

Great! :ganishka:

I loooove Predator as much as any heterossexual male. But seriously, Alien is the gold standard for a lot of sci-fi, a lot of thrillers, and a lot of monster movies. I mean, it redefined EVERYTHING.



...And I do believe Alien 3 belongs in the category of greatness that Alien and Aliens occupy - for the unique tone that it brings to the series as well as expanding on the shadowed universe in which these films exist.

Ok, i'll stop talking about Alien 3 now.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on May 30, 2009, 07:57:25 PM
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=55913

Tony Scott is producing the Alien prequel. Great...I'm really looking forward to super fact cuts and subtitles every 2 seconds.  :schierke:

"The original B-D story suggested that they would return to the original concept of just one alien creature, and that they'd be looking for a new "Ripley.""

That's like looking for a new Arnold.

Fuck guys... :judo:

BTW, what makes Tony Scott the top pick to produce this? His last name?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on May 30, 2009, 09:30:59 PM
http://www.animationmagazine.net/article/7129(http://www.animationmagazine.net/images/articles/re_boot_150.gif)

Damnit Walter, I think you just collapsed an important part of my brain with that one link.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on May 30, 2009, 10:01:25 PM
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=55913

Tony Scott is producing the Alien prequel. Great...I'm really looking forward to super fact cuts and subtitles every 2 seconds.  :schierke:

"The original B-D story suggested that they would return to the original concept of just one alien creature, and that they'd be looking for a new "Ripley.""

That's like looking for a new Arnold.

Fuck guys... :judo:

BTW, what makes Tony Scott the top pick to produce this? His last name?

lol so true.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on May 31, 2009, 03:33:01 AM
It's not like Tony Scott is some nobody or hanger on. Sure, he hasn't had his brother's career, but he's as qualified to produce this as anybody (as in, nobody) except him. Speaking of which, it just says he confirmed it's being produced by Scott Free, which is his and Ridley Scott's production company. That pretty much confirms Ridley Scott's involvement, which puts this travesty light years ahead of PrEdAtOrZ. What's the preferable alternative for the Alien franchise anyway, another awful Aliens or AvP sequel? I know we're all foaming at the mouth to attack anyone and anything having to do with this, but I'm sure we'll have plenty of legitimate complaints without simply complaining about everything. This development is actually relatively intriguing in that it's similar to what was being discussed before the abomination of the AvP movies; a new Ridley Scott produced Alien film. Look at it that way, and it's not so bad, maybe even the best case scenario.

The real question is, who the hell is Carl Rinsch?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on May 31, 2009, 06:49:06 AM
Hey I like Tony Scott, but
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I'm really looking forward to super fact cuts and subtitles every 2 seconds. 
... is so true. I don't see how you can shoot me down for thinking Predators might be something of value with Rodriguez behind it and yet Tony Scott doing an Alien movie is less of a bad idea. I'm just going by the directors body of work and the style they have. For an action flick like Predator I can see Rodriguez making a good effort, but Tony Scott making Alien? Just because he's Ridley Scott's brother won't make the movie better. Ridley has changed a lot over the years anyway, Alien is such a timeless classic, way more so than even Predator, this is going to be way more of a travesty than Predators, I promise.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on May 31, 2009, 07:19:16 AM
I'm neither defending this movie nor Tony Scott's involvement with it. What I'm saying is that Tony Scott might not have so much to do with it, but was asked about it because he's out promoting a movie now and is partner in the same production company that would make it with Ridley Scott. So, we can save the histrionics about Tony Scott and wonder about Ridley Scott's instead. And gimmie a break, while Rodriguez is cool and all, he tries way too hard to show it, and I have more hope for the over-the-hill Scott brothers to produce a tempered Alien than I do for Rodriguez to not make a self-indulgent ROBERT RODRIGUEZ MOVIE out of Predator. If he can subvert those urges, and disappear into the role so to speak, it could be great like you say, but as things stand, it's about the equivalent of Alien being helmed by M. Night Shyamalan.

I'll compromise by saying both these movies are going to suck. =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on May 31, 2009, 08:39:40 AM
Hey I like Tony Scott, but  ... is so true. I don't see how you can shoot me down for thinking Predators might be something of value with Rodriguez behind it and yet Tony Scott doing an Alien movie is less of a bad idea. I'm just going by the directors body of work and the style they have.

Tony Scott is producing the movie, not directing it. Please pay attention.

For an action flick like Predator I can see Rodriguez making a good effort, but Tony Scott making Alien? Just because he's Ridley Scott's brother won't make the movie better. Ridley has changed a lot over the years anyway, Alien is such a timeless classic, way more so than even Predator, this is going to be way more of a travesty than Predators, I promise.

I can't seem to find much credibility in that paragraph.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on May 31, 2009, 08:44:38 AM
Tony Scott is producing the movie, not directing it. Please pay attention.

Yeah, instead of doing riffs on Tony Scott for no reason, we should be wondering why this guy (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0727754/) is supposedly directing. I'm pretty dubious about all this information thus far.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on May 31, 2009, 05:21:43 PM
I'm neither defending this movie nor Tony Scott's involvement with it. What I'm saying is that Tony Scott might not have so much to do with it, but was asked about it because he's out promoting a movie now and is partner in the same production company that would make it with Ridley Scott. So, we can save the histrionics about Tony Scott and wonder about Ridley Scott's instead. And gimmie a break, while Rodriguez is cool and all, he tries way too hard to show it, and I have more hope for the over-the-hill Scott brothers to produce a tempered Alien than I do for Rodriguez to not make a self-indulgent ROBERT RODRIGUEZ MOVIE out of Predator. If he can subvert those urges, and disappear into the role so to speak, it could be great like you say, but as things stand, it's about the equivalent of Alien being helmed by M. Night Shyamalan.

I'll compromise by saying both these movies are going to suck. =)

I get you now, and I did make the mistake of thinking Scott was directing. But I still won't agree with  Rodriguez being self indulgent, no more than Tony Scott or Ridley Scott. I mean the guy made Sin City, shared the directing credit with Frank Miller and got kicked out of the Directors Guild of America because he refused to take Millers name off. I do believe he has it in him to not be so self indulgent as he has shown with a film like Sin City and the not so soon to be sequels. Notice the Scott brothers always putting "A tony Scott Film" or "a Ridley Scott Film" before every movie, and so do almost all critically acclaimed directors. But Kevin Smith doesn't do it, and if Robert Rodriguez doesn't write, produce, edit and direct his own movie (which he usually does) then he won't splash his name where it doesn't belong.  For this reason I do believe he is capable of showing some respect for the original Predator movie. If he ruins it or makes a bad movie i'll hate him forever but I think he's the best option if they HAVE to make the reboot thing, which was bound to happen sooner or later.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on May 31, 2009, 06:30:27 PM
You misunderstand what I mean by self-indulgent, and I admit I'm having trouble explaining, but I also think it's the pandering of the "rebel without a crew" and his blue collar pretensions that make it confusing. The problem with Rodriguez' self indulgence isn't something he puts in the credits, though I disagree about that too, "shot, chopped, and scored by Robert Rodriguez" is a much worse pose than just the typical credit that it's "a Robert Rodriguez film." I only wish he had that kind of measured pride and approach to his films, or "flicks" as he would say, because it's his excessive indulgence of his own atypical appetites, desires, and eccentricities that's the problem. Every scene is going to reek of the attitude "shot, chopped, and scored by Robert Rodriguez!" Even the Sin City example you cited of him leaving the Director's guild is another example of Rodriguez just doing whatever he wants no matter the consequences (a habit that's all too evident in his movies). Anyway, that isn't so bad when you're doing your own thing (it's not great though either), but if he makes an over-the-top and cheesy Predator movie in the style of Desperado, From Dusk 'Til Dawn, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Planet Terror, or even Sin City (for which he was perfect), it's going to be just as disappointing as anyone's merely mediocre attempt.

For Rodriguez, or anyone, to do a good job on something like this, I simply want the movie to be well executed on every level (easy, right? =), just like the original Predator was by John McTiernan. That's what I mean by Rodriguez needing to subvert himself, or "get lost in the role," to get the job done; because he has the talent, but that should be evident by the quality and substance of the film, not an excessive display of style. I should watch it and go, "That was a great movie, who directed it?" But, if it's clear by every scene that it was "shot, chopped, and scored by Robert Rodriguez", he'll have failed to make a good Predator movie, and just made another Robert Rodriguez flick, but with Predators in it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on May 31, 2009, 07:14:24 PM
Ahh Griffith, excellent post. I see what you mean and I completely agree.

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But, if it's clear by every scene that it was "shot, chopped, and scored by Robert Rodriguez", he'll have failed to make a good Predator movie, and just made another Robert Rodriguez flick, but with Predators in it.

Yea as a fanboy I would probably enjoy the movie (or flick) either way but if it does turn out like that then it would be disappointing and wouldn't do the original justice at all.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on June 01, 2009, 11:56:54 PM
James Cameron stopped by Ubisoft's E3 presentation in LA today to talk about and show clips from AVATAR, his much-hyped, much-hidden movie. And here's what Kotaku commentators had to say about it (reads down to up)
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6:26   Fahey:  Like LSD
6:26   Fahey:  His movie is
6:25   Fahey:  He's a bit nuts. But loveable.
6:25   Luke Plunkett:  the end of the movie features helicopters vs 10-ft tall cavemen.
6:24   Fahey:  Or, Second Life
6:23   Fahey:  So the movie is about people having sex with giant blue tiger people
6:22   Luke Plunkett:  Jim Cameron just said the silliest sentence of the day, involving "Alpha Centauri", 10-feet tall cavemen, space tigers and what sounded like "phosppholopolis." This movie may end up looking good, but it sounds absolutely ridiculous.
6:22   Fahey:  Cameron is going into wayyyyy too much detail about this movie
6:21   Fahey:  Avatar was far too expensive to make 14 years ago
Sounds uh... special, Jimmy!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on June 01, 2009, 11:59:03 PM
What the fuck is Avatar and why is he directing it?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on June 02, 2009, 12:00:18 AM
The more I hear about Avatar the more ridiculous it sounds.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on June 02, 2009, 12:03:44 AM
What the fuck is Avatar and why is he directing it?
It's basically Cameron's feature-length tech demo for his new 3d technology. Read the filming and effects section of the wiki article for a brief overview: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar_(film) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar_(film))
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on June 02, 2009, 02:15:48 PM
It's probably the most hyped movie of the decade. And people haven't seen a single frame from it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on June 02, 2009, 02:24:11 PM
It's probably the most hyped movie of the decade. And people haven't seen a single frame from it.

I don't think it's that hyped yet. I'm pretty sure no one around me has even heard about it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on June 03, 2009, 09:47:47 AM
No one I know had any clue that Avatar existed outside of the Nick avatar being produced. Heck, I thought that's what Ubisoft was talking about at first when I saw the conference.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on June 03, 2009, 07:02:01 PM
Quote from: http://www.majorspoilers.com/archives/15968.htm/
If you were here, sitting next to me right this instant, you would hear an audible sigh as I read news about Total Recall getting a remake.  Not because it is a stupid story, it’s one of my more liked Philip K. Dick stories, but because the movie has already been made into a fun action movie that has Arnold dressing in drag and having his eyes almost sucked out of his head on the the terraformed Mars.

Columbia Pictures is the latest studio to jump on board the whole, “Let’s remake every movie ever made, because we don’t have an original thought” bandwagon, but is keeping mum on how it will make this version of We Can Remember It for You Wholesale contemporary enough to draw audiences in.

What we do know is Kurt Wimmer is writing the new version, with Neal H. Moritz producing.  No word on who will star, or when the remake will hit theaters.

:schierke:

When will this madness stop?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on June 03, 2009, 07:40:31 PM
I just.... I....

Ugh.

Since they want to remake all of Arnold's movies, how long until we get a new version of Junior? *Sigh*
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on June 03, 2009, 08:07:22 PM
Since they want to remake all of Arnold's movies, how long until we get a new version of Junior? *Sigh*

Well they've pretty much already remade Kindergarten Cop (The Pacifier) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395699/), so at this point nothing would surprise me anymore.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on June 03, 2009, 09:18:34 PM
It's probably the most hyped movie of the decade. And people haven't seen a single frame from it.

What hype? Nobody's even heard of it but James Cameron aficionados. Your avatar generates more buzz than this one. =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on June 04, 2009, 01:39:55 AM
Your avatar generates more buzz than this one. =)

And more entertaining than the other $avatar.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on June 04, 2009, 02:18:45 AM
And more entertaining than the other $avatar.

If you mean the Cameron one still, I think your forcing it a little with the dollar sign gag that there's no place for in the title, as well as attacking the entertainment value of a movie we practically know nothing about it, since I'm not sure what you're attacking. Though it certainly belongs in this thread, it's entertaining me already. =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on June 04, 2009, 07:05:23 PM
If you mean the Cameron one still, I think your forcing it a little with the dollar sign gag that there's no place for in the title, as well as attacking the entertainment value of a movie we practically know nothing about it, since I'm not sure what you're attacking. Though it certainly belongs in this thread, it's entertaining me already. =)

Actually if you manage to sit through the overly long plot explanation that Cameron made the other day, i think you'll know a bit more about the movie.
So far the concept art and the set photos look mediocre.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on June 04, 2009, 08:15:55 PM
When will this madness stop?

I don't think this has been posted yet, but just when you thought it couldn't get worse:

http://www.joblo.com/commando-remake

Yes, rumors of a Commando remake.  :???:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on June 04, 2009, 08:45:43 PM
Actually if you manage to sit through the overly long plot explanation that Cameron made the other day, i think you'll know a bit more about the movie.

Touché, but I'll counter that James Cameron can make Terminator 2 sound lame when he's talking about it. Anyway, not defending what will likely be a disappointing return, but I just don't think there's any sense in turning against it outright at this point, just to do it.

So far the concept art and the set photos look mediocre.

I'm really trying hard to think of something that matters less. =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: theblackswordman on June 06, 2009, 08:04:44 AM
Gamer looks fun :guts:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/

Being a big fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his incredible Sherlock Holmes novels, I was not expecting Robert Downey in the movie at all. The trailer reminded me of The Mummy and Indiana Jones trailers. And it looks even more childish. But maybe the movie is for younger audience... And Natalie Portman?? In stockings? What the fuck is going on?!

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on June 06, 2009, 08:29:17 PM
And Natalie Portman?? In stockings? What the fuck is going on?!

That's actually Rachel McAdams. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: theblackswordman on June 08, 2009, 09:39:54 PM
That's actually Rachel McAdams. :guts:

But she looked so much like her. Btw, I heard rumours that Paris Hilton was going to have a role in it. So much for being a fan of his movie, this one looks... not..so..good. But I could be wrong, and maybe I change my mind and enjoy the movie... If I ever decide to watch it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on June 08, 2009, 09:42:35 PM
But she looked so much like her.

Nah, Rachel is much better looking. :carcus:

Btw, I heard rumours that Paris Hilton was going to have a role in it. So much for being a fan of his movie, this one looks... not..so..good. But I could be wrong, and maybe I change my mind and enjoy the movie...

I'll wait 'til the reviews are out before I spend the money to see it, that's for sure. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on June 11, 2009, 12:21:50 AM
Alien remake/prequel/sequel/whatever update:

'Alien' prequel Update: Fox won't greenlight without Ridley Scott directing

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/06/alien-remake-in.html?cnn=yes

I doubt that's the bottom line, but for now, score one for the studios and common sense. Also, now we have an idea why a virtual unknown was allegedly pegged to direct it originally; classic nepotism! Of course, this doesn't say much for the sacred treatment the franchise would receive in Scott's careful hands. =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on June 11, 2009, 02:47:35 AM
Alien remake/prequel/sequel/whatever update:

'Alien' prequel Update: Fox won't greenlight without Ridley Scott directing

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2009/06/alien-remake-in.html?cnn=yes

I doubt that's the bottom line, but for now, score one for the studios and common sense. Also, now we have an idea why a virtual unknown was allegedly pegged to direct it originally; classic nepotism! Of course, this doesn't say much for the sacred treatment the franchise would receive in Scott's careful hands. =)

Fuck Fox, they'll fuck it up as usual.
Nevertheless i think good old Ridley doesn't have what it takes anymore, his latest movies are mediocre.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on June 11, 2009, 02:12:05 PM
Hahaha great, it's going to the son-in-law.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: slan69 on June 20, 2009, 09:39:44 AM
This is just sad what they are doing to movies its like they seriously ran out of ideas so they are making shitty remakes of old movies or even action live movies from anime's like Dragonball, can someone tell me what they were on when they thought of that one
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on June 20, 2009, 09:46:25 AM
This is just sad what they are doing to movies its like they seriously ran out of ideas so they are making shitty remakes of old movies or even action live movies from anime's like Dragonball, can someone tell me what they were on when they thought of that one
Shitty remakes like Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween?  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: slan69 on June 20, 2009, 09:51:10 AM
Shitty remakes like Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween?  :carcus:

Hawww Friday the 13th wasn't so bad but yes Halloween was shitty, by the way they didn't come out with Nightmare on Elm Street yet so you can't say its shitty till you watch it but i definitly dont have high hopes for it since Robert Englund is no longer Freddy
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on June 20, 2009, 03:21:14 PM
Saw Year One last night. I was expecting it to be pretty bad, but it was pretty much the worst movie I've ever seen. I want my money back so I can go see The Hangover a second time.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on June 20, 2009, 04:22:04 PM
Saw Year One last night. I was expecting it to be pretty bad, but it was pretty much the worst movie I've ever seen. I want my money back so I can go see The Hangover a second time.

Alot of people have been telling me to check out The Hangover. Comedies aren't really my thing these days. Was it worth a viewing Rhombaad?

Year One...well, that looked awful from the get go.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on June 20, 2009, 06:47:57 PM
Was it worth a viewing Rhombaad?

Hell yeah!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on June 20, 2009, 09:09:00 PM
Was it worth a viewing Rhombaad?

Oh yeah. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Death May Die on June 22, 2009, 04:41:59 PM
Hangover is pretty good.  :serpico:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on June 25, 2009, 05:06:29 PM
Jim Cameron screened 24 minutes of footage from Avatar at the Cinema Expo in Amsterdam last night, moistening fanboy panties the world over.  THR reports the budget at $300 million, which would make it the most expensive film ever.  Though earlier this year, Time Magazine reported the budget as “in excess of $300 million” only to later recant and say they meant “in excess of $200 million.”  Hard to say whether THR was basing their numbers on the incorrect Time report or whether they have figures of their own.  Anyway, /Film collected some reactions to the footage reported anonymously to other websites (yes, we went there. welcome to the internet).  Set phasers to “breathless”:

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“The Insider” files his (1,000+ word) report on ComingSoon: “3-D until now has been used as a gimmick. I’m still feeling the after effects of this jaw-dropping experience… These creatures seem so real, that within minutes you forget you’re watching an enormous and very blue CGI character. Even the eyes are totally convincing. The characters have real personalities and a soul.”

“Anonymous” over on IESB: “If it’s anything like the scenes I saw, it’s going to be one of the best movies of the decade.”

GJKooijman on Twitter: “is mindblown”  “Avatar will change movie industry forever.” … “It’s nothing you can imagine, it’s real. Cameron made a new planet and took a cam there.” … “THIS WILL CHANGE MOVIES FOREVER. Trust me, it will.”

UCSNord: “Cameron told audience each frame of finished film takes 30-50 hrs to render, then double that up for 3D.” 

Detailed description of the footage: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/avatarnews.php?id=56535

http://origin.aintitcool.com/images2009/avatarship.jpg

http://origin.aintitcool.com/images2009/avatarwaterfall.jpg
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on June 25, 2009, 05:35:20 PM
Still not excited about this at all.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on June 25, 2009, 06:43:22 PM
Well, I'll take the plunge and say I'm now a little more intrigued. =)

Though, for some reason, I keep imagining the amazing effects like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI4Lx_3df0k&fmt=18  :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Johnstantine on June 25, 2009, 06:51:19 PM
I'm pretty excited for this.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on June 25, 2009, 08:12:42 PM
Well, I'll take the plunge and say I'm now a little more intrigued. =)

Though, for some reason, I keep imagining the amazing effects like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI4Lx_3df0k&fmt=18  :guts:

I find the CGI more believable than the actors.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Judas Priestly on June 28, 2009, 03:55:08 PM
Alot of people have been telling me to check out The Hangover. Comedies aren't really my thing these days. Was it worth a viewing Rhombaad?

Year One...well, that looked awful from the get go.

I just can't stand anything with Michael Cera in it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Dar Klink on June 28, 2009, 07:37:59 PM
I just can't stand anything with Michael Cera in it.
The only thing he is good in is Arrested Development, back before he was a... "moviestar." I use that term lightly.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on July 02, 2009, 01:07:20 PM
2012 anyone?

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2415723033/

From the makers of independence day, Godzilla, and the Day after Tomorrow comes yet another end of the world disaster movie. How many times can these guys destroy the white house? I'm surprised they didn't blow it up 1,000 B.C..
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on July 02, 2009, 01:56:24 PM
2012 anyone?

I don't care enough to dread it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 02, 2009, 02:18:11 PM
2012 anyone?

That movie looks fucktarded. What pisses me off even more is that people take the date 2012 seriously.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on July 02, 2009, 02:30:24 PM
That movie looks fucktarded. What pisses me off even more is that people take the date 2012 seriously.

I know, I can't stand all this end of the world shit.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 03, 2009, 03:35:55 AM
Well, you only have 2 1/2 years to hear about it and then it'll all be over! =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on July 03, 2009, 05:35:46 AM
Well, you only have 2 1/2 years to hear about it and then it'll all be over! =)

Over until some other obscure end-of-the-world date comes up...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on July 03, 2009, 08:31:40 PM
...and we are finally reaching the bottom of the video game barrel.  :ganishka:

http://news.bigdownload.com/2009/07/03/an-asteroids-movie-yep/#continued (http://news.bigdownload.com/2009/07/03/an-asteroids-movie-yep/#continued)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on July 03, 2009, 08:34:10 PM
...and we are finally reaching the bottom of the video game barrel.  :ganishka:

http://news.bigdownload.com/2009/07/03/an-asteroids-movie-yep/#continued (http://news.bigdownload.com/2009/07/03/an-asteroids-movie-yep/#continued)

Yeah I saw that a few days ago. I was, and still am, perplexed.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on July 03, 2009, 08:37:42 PM
Reading the article, it makes it even funnier. I can understand if some low budget studio want's to do this but to be a bidding war on it?  :troll:  Someone is getting rich off this and I don't it is (nor will be) the studio that gets the rights to it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 03, 2009, 08:48:12 PM
Reading the article, it makes it even funnier. I can understand if some low budget studio want's to do this but to be a bidding war on it?  :troll:  Someone is getting rich off this and I don't it is (nor will be) the studio that gets the rights to it.

I think everyone needs to pitch money together to buy the rights to Pong, Frogger, and Battle Tanks. Sooner or later someone will come to buy it from us.  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: slan69 on July 03, 2009, 08:54:40 PM
...and we are finally reaching the bottom of the video game barrel.  :ganishka:

http://news.bigdownload.com/2009/07/03/an-asteroids-movie-yep/#continued (http://news.bigdownload.com/2009/07/03/an-asteroids-movie-yep/#continued)

How the fuck are you suppose to make a movie about this game when all it's about is shooting asteroid's in a tiny little ship  :troll: These people are trying to pull whatever movie they can outta there ass huh...... looks like some people are desperate to make a few bucks  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Dar Klink on July 03, 2009, 09:40:54 PM
How long is it until we see board game movies? Hungry Hungry Hippos, Mouse Trap, LIFE, and Hi Ho Cherry-O are gonna be the big summer movies soon.
Oh, and look at this wonderful bit of news (http://movies.ign.com/articles/791/791923p1.html).
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 03, 2009, 10:02:01 PM
Yes! This means an adaptation of SimCity's right around the corner! :guts:

And, personally, I'm holding out for Bubble Bobble's big screen debut.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on July 03, 2009, 10:33:48 PM
I really don't see what is so difficult to make a decent game adaptation... In my mind a Kid Icarus movie could be pretty cool but I dread what it could turn into.  :judo:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: royoak on July 03, 2009, 10:36:02 PM
How long is it until we see board game movies? Hungry Hungry Hippos, Mouse Trap, LIFE, and Hi Ho Cherry-O are gonna be the big summer movies soon.
Universal has the rights for "Magic: The Gathering", "Ouija (Michael Bay (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000881/))", "Candy Land", "Battleship" (Peter Berg (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000916/)), "Stretch Armstrong" and "Monopoly" (Ridley Scott (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000631/)). Whether they ever see the light of day is another question (hopefully negated).

On a side note Stan Lee is going to appear in the Venom Spin-off.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on July 03, 2009, 10:36:47 PM
How long is it until we see board game movies? Hungry Hungry Hippos, Mouse Trap, LIFE, and Hi Ho Cherry-O are gonna be the big summer movies soon.
Oh, and look at this wonderful bit of news (http://movies.ign.com/articles/791/791923p1.html).

Honestly wtf? What can they possibly conjure up as a story? I never played the sims games. Is there even the slightest bit of storyline in it?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on July 03, 2009, 10:44:57 PM
Honestly wtf? What can they possibly conjure up as a story? I never played the sims games. Is there even the slightest bit of storyline in it?
I could see the movie start off with random people doing their normal things in life... when all of a sudden a giant hand reaches from the heavens and grabs them and places them into small rooms with a window wall, a painting set and no bathroom.

Then once that trail is done they are compelled to swim continuously in a swimming pool that has no way to get out.  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IchIgO on July 06, 2009, 06:00:20 PM
2012 anyone?

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2415723033/

From the makers of independence day, Godzilla, and the Day after Tomorrow comes yet another end of the world disaster movie. How many times can these guys destroy the white house? I'm surprised they didn't blow it up 1,000 B.C..

it's 10,000 B.C. Oburi
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on July 06, 2009, 08:01:23 PM
it's 10,000 B.C. Oburi

who cares, its all the same too me. The cavemen were speaking enrish anyway.

But thanks for the correction.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on July 06, 2009, 08:05:33 PM
who cares, its all the same too me. The cavemen were speaking enrish anyway.

But thanks for the correction.
It's Engrish, Oburi  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on July 07, 2009, 07:42:52 AM
Yeah, Oburi, drunk posting?  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on July 07, 2009, 09:16:22 PM
Yeah, Oburi, drunk posting?  :carcus:

Sorta, 4th of July weekend, you know. I think I slept 5 hours in three days.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IchIgO on July 07, 2009, 10:21:39 PM
Sorta, 4th of July weekend, you know. I think I slept 5 hours in three days.

that's a dirty lie. everyone knows you can't function for 72 hours with only 5 hours of sleep
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: royoak on July 07, 2009, 10:35:53 PM
that's a dirty lie. everyone knows you can't function for 72 hours with only 5 hours of sleep
You have yet to discover the powers of approaching deadlines.  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on July 07, 2009, 11:03:49 PM
that's a dirty lie. everyone knows you can't function for 72 hours with only 5 hours of sleep

Oh, you can function, just not very well. :badbone:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 07, 2009, 11:06:35 PM
that's a dirty lie. everyone knows you can't function for 72 hours with only 5 hours of sleep

You are a fucking pussy.  :azan:

Edit: I've done 5 hours of sleep in 7 days and 0 hours of sleep in 3 days.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Dar Klink on July 08, 2009, 12:49:42 AM
that's a dirty lie. everyone knows you can't function for 72 hours with only 5 hours of sleep
Try being at an anime con for 3 days with not enough money for a hotel, and nobody being allowed to sleep outside of a hotel room. Well, I guess I did get sleep in one of the video rooms for like a half hour but I was rudely awoken by the staff.  :mozgus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on July 08, 2009, 09:11:06 PM
A new Predator movie? Not sure where to put this... to Dread or to Look forward to?

Prepare yourself Aaz!

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2009/07/robert-rodriguez-has-a-crazy-intense-script-for-his-predator-revival.html
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on July 08, 2009, 09:26:21 PM
A new Predator movie? Not sure where to put this... to Dread or to Look forward to?

Prepare yourself Aaz!

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2009/07/robert-rodriguez-has-a-crazy-intense-script-for-his-predator-revival.html

Pfff, they didn't even get the best trailer to illustrate the article. Says it all really. This is what Predator is about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44iNhtg93J4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44iNhtg93J4)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on July 23, 2009, 01:59:06 PM
I heard a frightening rumor today that the Castlevania movie is still alive... Hoping this isn't true  :griff:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on July 23, 2009, 02:17:33 PM
I heard a frightening rumor today that the Castlevania movie is still alive... Hoping this isn't true  :griff:

:ganishka:... Or rather  :judo:

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/16838 (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/16838)

Quote
Bloody-Disgusting can exclusively announce here that James Wan, the co-mastermind behind the Saw franchise, and director of Dead Silence and Death Sentence, will be co-writing and directing Castlevania for producer Paul W.S. Anderson. Inside you'll find a tid-bit from Wan about his forthcoming adaptation. Sylvain White was originally slated to direct. Castlevania is an adaptation of the popular NES game from the 80's that has since become a massive video game franchise.

"I'm very fresh on this project, so its early stages and I'm still trying to work things out, but the producers love my vision for it," James Wan tells Bloody-Disgusting in an exclusive chat. "I'll be working on the script with a writer to give it a new spin, different to the previous versions. This will have my stamp on it which Konami is very excited about.

"The thing I love about what Konami did with Castlevania, was taking the iconic Dracula mythology and Eastern-European setting, and retelling it with a Japanese pop-cultural sensibility," he continues. "That’s the East-meets-West tone I want to visually expand on for the film. I’m thrilled by the opportunity to make a highly stylized, fantasy, action film that focuses on the gothic storyline and the cool, anime-like characters. For once, the human hero is as sexy and dangerous as the vampire villain, and his weapon of choice was what attracted me to the project in the first place – The Vampire Killer Whip.”

Alright, so it's not nearly as bad as the previous project, but still... A katana? Really? And what's the East-meets-West tone in the original Castlevania games exactly?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on July 23, 2009, 04:50:57 PM
Wow. I predict Alucard wielding the Vampire Killer  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 23, 2009, 04:52:38 PM
Wow. I predict Alucard wielding the Vampire Killer  :ganishka:

I predict Dracula originating from Japan in the twist ending.

After seeing Death Sentence, I have to say this guy is going to do a terrible job of adapting Castlevania into a movie. Just imagine everything being completely different from what Castlevania actually is and that's probably what the movie is going to be like.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 23, 2009, 07:45:01 PM
I'm going to go ahead and say that his adaptation of Mortal Kombat actually wasn't that bad. Then again, I have a soft spot for it. =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on July 23, 2009, 10:59:12 PM
I'm going to go ahead and say that his adaptation of Mortal Kombat actually wasn't that bad. Then again, I have a soft spot for it. =)

Amazing soundtrack. :guts:

Yeah, it's a guilty pleasure for me.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 23, 2009, 11:21:49 PM
Amazing soundtrack. :guts:

Oh yeah, and and quite a successful one too if I recall.

Yeah, it's a guilty pleasure for me.

Same, very watchable for what it is, and surprisingly, they actually managed to effectively, if not totally faithfully, work in a lot of elements from the first two games, a lot of little details that I didn't appreciate when I was younger because I was more focused on what wasn't right. I even appreciate the cheesy CGI now. =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: slan69 on July 23, 2009, 11:35:15 PM
Hey I loved watching Mortal Kombat, I wasn't to crazy about part two but it was good enough to watch. As for the soundtrack I also loved it :slan:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 24, 2009, 01:07:55 AM
It's easily the best video game movie to date. It set some high standards that no one will ever be able to meet, not even Mortal Kombat Annihilation. 
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: slan69 on July 24, 2009, 03:43:35 AM
Speaking of Mortal Kombat look what I stumbled upon on IMDB.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293429/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293429/)

I think they are calling it Mortal Kombat Devastation. (Not to sure about the title but that's what IMDB says when you search for Mortal Kombat)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 24, 2009, 04:09:18 AM
Quote
Filming Locations: Louisiana, USA

MORTAAAHL KAUMBAAAAAAHT!!!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on July 24, 2009, 04:48:26 AM
Speaking of Mortal Kombat look what I stumbled upon on IMDB.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293429/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293429/)

I think they are calling it Mortal Kombat Devastation. (Not to sure about the title but that's what IMDB says when you search for Mortal Kombat)

I thought it was a bug on imdb, but no. The director is really called "mink". Wtf?! :ganishka:

"His name mink is an Acronym for his last name Morrison and the word ink. Ink refers to his created comic books, illustration & short stories which he has done since he was a kid."

Awesome. You're really special, "mink".  :schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: slan69 on July 24, 2009, 05:03:01 AM
I am hoping that this Mortal Kombat can go into the movies to look forward thread but I highly doubt it.  :sad:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Death May Die on July 24, 2009, 05:05:15 AM
This movie has been rumored for a few years now. I would rather see a relaunch than a sequel.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on July 25, 2009, 08:39:48 PM
And just when you thought the idea was dead, it raises again from it's grave.

http://comic-con.gamespot.com/story/6213963/saw-creator-whipping-up-castlevania-film-report

I have maybe a little more hope for it now, but expectations are extremely low.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on July 25, 2009, 08:58:13 PM
And just when you thought the idea was dead, it raises again from it's grave.

http://comic-con.gamespot.com/story/6213963/saw-creator-whipping-up-castlevania-film-report

I have maybe a little more hope for it now, but expectations are extremely low.

You're late.

http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=9812.msg172955#msg172955 (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=9812.msg172955#msg172955)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on July 25, 2009, 09:21:04 PM
D'oh >.> I guess going back one page wasn't enough~
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on August 04, 2009, 08:54:42 AM
Found some stuff concerning Thundercats apparently delayed:

http://screenrant.com/delayed-thundercats-movie-rob-19968/


and concept art of the direction they were going in before its delay:

http://www.movieline.com/2009/07/movieilne-presents-the-never-before-seen-concept-art-for-warner-bros-thundercats.php

I don't particularly like Lion-O's look. Actually I don't like any of them for a Thundercats movie. By themselves without the Thundercats title to them i think they're great pieces of concept art. Just doesn't look "Thundercats" to me.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on August 04, 2009, 04:44:32 PM
yeah, this looks more like final fantasy XVI or something

I understand that they didn't want them running around in unitards or whatever for the homophobes out there (except, maybe, Cheetara :carcus:), but  why does lion-o have a tattoo?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on August 04, 2009, 10:03:06 PM
yeah, this looks more like final fantasy XVI or something

Exactly, it looks like concept art for something other than Thundercats. The art gives me a Battlefield Earth vibe except with cat-humans. Which reminds me speaking of costumes. Wasn't there a Thundercats cartoon a while back or was that shut down? I was trying to look for info on it but all I found was this:

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/2327/lionov.th.jpg

Seems like they were off on that costume design as well.

I understand that they didn't want them running around in unitards or whatever for the homophobes out there (except, maybe, Cheetara :carcus:), but  why does lion-o have a tattoo?

Can't argue with you there about Cheetara :carcus: but I don't think those are tattoos. I think those are the fur(or skin?) spots. But I don't remember Lion-O ever having spots like Cheetara.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on August 04, 2009, 11:30:30 PM
why does lion-o have a tattoo?
It's because growing up on the streets as a young cub is tough. Its a way to show that he has street-cred.  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: royoak on August 05, 2009, 12:12:28 AM
Can't argue with you there about Cheetara :carcus: but I don't think those are tattoos. I think those are the fur(or skin?) spots. But I don't remember Lion-O ever having spots like Cheetara.
Yes, unlike cheetahs, lions don't have spots. :schierke:
And it's a tattoo - or a green coloured, tribal shaped birthmark.

It's because growing up on the streets as a young cub is tough. Its a way to show that he has street-cred.  :troll:
Haha.

I don't really care whether they roll with that steampunk/FF design (Snarf might as well be a character straight from a FF game) or go for a more carto (http://gregsemkowart.com/liono.html)onish (http://gregsemkowart.com/cheetara.html) look (http://gregsemkowart.com/tygra.html).

On another note, ori's link also states that the Live-Action 'Akira' movie is dead (http://screenrant.com/live-action-akira-movie-dead-ross-13403/). Good News.   :serpico:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on August 05, 2009, 02:34:24 AM
On another note, ori's link also states that the Live-Action 'Akira' movie is dead (http://screenrant.com/live-action-akira-movie-dead-ross-13403/). Good News.   :serpico:

Thank God.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on August 05, 2009, 11:33:47 PM
At least now we won't have to hear people that haven't read Akira say the Hollywood ending is better. :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on August 05, 2009, 11:35:28 PM
At least now we won't have to hear people that haven't read Akira say the Hollywood ending is better. :carcus:

Haha, yeah if people couldn't handle the squid at the end of Watchmen, I'm not so sure they'd be able to take in the giant mass of flesh that Tetsuo becomes at the end of the film.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on August 06, 2009, 08:26:27 AM
Haha, yeah if people couldn't handle the squid at the end of Watchmen, I'm not so sure they'd be able to take in the giant mass of flesh that Tetsuo becomes at the end of the film.

I like the manga's ending better.



...Sorry. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on August 06, 2009, 01:46:52 PM
I like the manga's ending better.



...Sorry. :ganishka:

Haha, I'm sorry to say that I haven't read the manga yet. At least the film was written and directed by the author of the manga. That makes it kinda official. Kinda. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on August 06, 2009, 01:55:21 PM
Haha, I'm sorry to say that I haven't read the manga yet. At least the film was written and directed by the author of the manga. That makes it kinda official. Kinda. :guts:

Yeah and he's said that neither ending really satisfied him in the past. Still, I recommend you to check the manga out whenever you get the opportunity. It's a must-read.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on August 06, 2009, 03:27:43 PM
Yeah and he's said that neither ending really satisfied him in the past. Still, I recommend you to check the manga out whenever you get the opportunity. It's a must-read.

I plan on it. Right after I'm done catching up with Vagabond, I'll probably pick up the Akira volumes.

Edit: Peter Berg talks a bit about his upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune:

http://scifiwire.com/2009/08/director-berg-envisions-a.php (http://scifiwire.com/2009/08/director-berg-envisions-a.php)

Personally, I think the book is unfilmable, but I'm interested in seeing what Berg's visual take on it will be like. I didn't care for Lynch's film and the Sci-Fi Channel's mini-series was awful, so I'm hoping this one turns out better, but given the director's past work...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on August 06, 2009, 07:10:59 PM
Personally, I think the book is unfilmable, but I'm interested in seeing what Berg's visual take on it will be like. I didn't care for Lynch's film and the Sci-Fi Channel's mini-series was awful, so I'm hoping this one turns out better, but given the director's past work...

Not very interested in the project. I will say in defense of Lynch's film though that the OST is fucking beautiful, easily one of the best ever in my opinion, and that there are some really nice visuals throughout. The movie has aged very badly, but it's still so many miles ahead of the abortion that was the mini-series that it forces my respect. And that's saying much coming from an adaptation-hater like me.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on August 06, 2009, 07:32:22 PM
Not very interested in the project. I will say in defense of Lynch's film though that the OST is fucking beautiful, easily one of the best ever in my opinion, and that there are some really nice visuals throughout. The movie has aged very badly, but it's still so many miles ahead of the abortion that was the mini-series that it forces my respect. And that's saying much coming from an adaptation-hater like me.

I don't remember much of the soundtrack, but I did enjoy the visuals (except the ornithopters). The stilsuits were pretty much exactly as I had pictured them; same with the sandworms. It's been years since I've seen it, so maybe I should give it another chance now that I'm older. And yeah, the Sci-Fi series was beyond terrible.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on August 06, 2009, 08:35:23 PM
I don't remember much of the soundtrack

The (unfortunately very rare) extended OST is where it's at, but that'll give you a taste of it: http://www.deezer.com/music/toto/dune-226447 (http://www.deezer.com/music/toto/dune-226447)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on August 11, 2009, 08:42:41 AM
This time I went back a few pages and didn't see anything, but if it's been stated before, well... ugh  :chomp:

Just saw the new trailer for Astro Boy and it looks pretty bad to me. My first thoughts were: Isn't it almost blasphemy for this to be CG instead of hand drawn?

Quote from trailer: I have guns in my butt?

Trailer:
http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-us&vid=955ef9eb-5d55-4774-9f3b-b4cd2f1861ee&playlist=videoByUuids:uuids:9244ad1e-a105-4e53-95ad-bc62530a4abf%2Cc1657076-d8f7-42bc-be60-75599041fd9b&from=MSNHP&tab=s120&gt1=42007
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on August 11, 2009, 11:17:05 AM
This time I went back a few pages and didn't see anything, but if it's been stated before, well... ugh  :chomp:

Use the search engine.

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 dread
Post by: CowTip on August 11, 2009, 07:41:13 PM
Hehe I actually did, but only within this thread I guess. The search engine apparently only looks within a specific forum or thread for something if you're already there unless you go into advanced. Useful now that I know that it works that way. I'm too used to terrible search options on forums.

Regardless, I still think it looks terrible. Too many of these CG movies end up so bland and Astro Boy doesn't look a lot different.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on August 11, 2009, 07:47:14 PM
Hehe I actually did, but only within this thread I guess. The search engine apparently only looks within a specific forum or thread for something if you're already there unless you go into advanced. Useful now that I know that it works that way. I'm too used to terrible search options o
If you click the SEARCH function in the forum's menu at the top, it will search forum-wide unless you specify otherwise. However, if you just type in the search bar below the menu (to the right) it's contextual based on where you are in the forum.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on August 11, 2009, 08:36:21 PM
Regardless, I still think it looks terrible. Too many of these CG movies end up so bland and Astro Boy doesn't look a lot different.

Yeah, on topic, this movie looks pretty bad to me. CGI does not suit the author's style.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on August 21, 2009, 12:40:38 AM
http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/avatar/

Sorry to post a Pixar movie in here, but I had no choice after seeing the trailer for George Lucas' Avatar.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on August 21, 2009, 01:17:47 AM
http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/avatar/

Sorry to post a Pixar movie in here, but I had no choice after seeing the trailer for George Lucas' Avatar.

The CG doesn't look nearly as realistic as all the hype indicated. Like you said, Griff, it looks just like a Pixar movie. Only time will tell if the dialogue and acting are George Lucas bad.

Speaking of movies to dread: http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/legion/ (http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/legion/)

It's a cool idea, but it looks poorly executed.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on August 21, 2009, 03:31:21 AM
The CG doesn't look nearly as realistic as all the hype indicated. Like you said, Griff, it looks just like a Pixar movie.

Yeah, my first red flag was the mech at the beginning, and for me the trailer's "movie to look fordward to"ness peaked when you see the guy sitting up on the gurny table in his new body, then, starting with his face when he says, "This is great," it was anything but. It looked shockingly bad after that actually. It didn't even look special for a modern animated movie, and just compared to District 9... it's like a joke.

Only time will tell if the dialogue and acting are George Lucas bad.

Well, I just meant it looks George Lucas bad, like I'm having Naboo flashbacks here; as a matter of fact, I think that might have looked better, and it was 10 years ago! Also, like Lucas, maybe James should have continued his self-imposed retirement instead of coming back to make bad technology demos. For his sake, I hope it somehow doesn't look like shit in 3D.

Speaking of movies to dread: http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/legion/ (http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/legion/)

It's a cool idea, but it looks poorly executed.

Yeah, the idea of God and heaven turning their back on man is cool, too bad everything else about it looks like it's for 'tards.

These shitty movies are making me angry tonight... I love being angry. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on August 21, 2009, 04:47:15 AM
Please delete my Avatar thread. I'm ashamed of it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on August 21, 2009, 04:48:39 AM
You got it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on August 21, 2009, 01:40:03 PM
http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/avatar/

Sorry to post a Pixar movie in here, but I had no choice after seeing the trailer for George Lucas' Avatar.

What did I just watch?  :???:

Please delete my Avatar thread. I'm ashamed of it.

We all make mistakes.  :sad:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on August 21, 2009, 06:39:55 PM
Man I can't wait for Avatar's furry sex scene. You know it's coming. And that Legion movie looks ridiculous. Just plain terrible.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Henry Spencer on August 22, 2009, 03:13:06 PM
After all that silly hype too...man, looks like Cameron has lost his mojo.

And they were calling it "photo-realistic". Honestly, I've seen better CG in video games. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Death May Die on August 27, 2009, 04:30:56 AM
So I keep seeing previews for Tim Burtons "9" and I can't believe its a movie, how fast did they slap this thing together. It seriously looks like real time video game graphics...like ps2 quality. In a bad way.


Avatar really doesn't look that bad to me. 
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on August 27, 2009, 10:55:00 AM
So I keep seeing previews for Tim Burtons "9" and I can't believe its a movie, how fast did they slap this thing together. It seriously looks like real time video game graphics...like ps2 quality. In a bad way.

Watch the original on youtube. It's not actually by Tim Burton. I can't recall the guy who did the original short movie. But it doesn't look bad....looks like Pixar type animations to me. Don't know if you consider their films to be bad in animation or not.

Avatar really doesn't look that bad to me. 

I don't see why it looks that bad either :???:  I'm looking forward to it. I mean if it's qualms about the CG of the movie, you can only go so far with making CG look as real as possible.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on August 27, 2009, 11:53:09 AM
I don't see why it looks that bad either :???:  I'm looking forward to it. I mean if it's qualms about the CG of the movie, you can only go so far with making CG look as real as possible.
It's not _just_ the bad CG. It's a victim of the hype machine Cameron built around the movie. He said this would be revolutionary. It looks like a Saturday morning cartoon...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on August 27, 2009, 04:31:06 PM
And apparently this disenchantment we all feel is EXACTLY what the Producers wanted (strange as that may sound). Apparently, to get the "full effect" of the "revolutionary power" of "Avatar", ahem, Avatar, one MUST view it in IMAX 3d, which is a fucking ridiculous notion, and I seriously hope Cameron doesn't think that everyone's going rush out and up pay close to 20 bucks to see this based on the hype and the deflatingly impressive trailer (which I saw on the big screen before Basterds, and it was equally unimpressive there; and to which my girlfriend commented, "this looks like Fern Gully).

This may be as revolutionary as watching Cameron jerk it in a mirror for 3 hours.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on August 27, 2009, 05:11:17 PM
And apparently this disenchantment we all feel is EXACTLY what the Producers wanted (strange as that may sound). Apparently, to get the "full effect" of the "revolutionary power" of "Avatar", ahem, Avatar, one MUST view it in IMAX 3d, which is a fucking ridiculous notion, and I seriously hope Cameron doesn't think that everyone's going rush out and up pay close to 20 bucks to see this based on the hype and the deflatingly impressive trailer (which I saw on the big screen before Basterds, and it was equally unimpressive there; and to which my girlfriend commented, "this looks like Fern Gully).

This may be as revolutionary as watching Cameron jerk it in a mirror for 3 hours.

And what did you think of Basterds??
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on August 29, 2009, 04:43:42 PM
I think it's better discussed in the other thread. :serpico:

Honestly, I would love to expound on my experience with basterds, but unfortunately I have only my parents computer now, and only a few minutes during my lunch break to check up on things, so I really haven't a lot of time, currently.
However, in a word or two, I loved it. It was beautiful, and the ending was extraordinary and filled with that kind of magic that only cinema can bring. It was a rewarding experience, and a deep confirmation of why I still go to the theaters at all (as opposed to just watching true-blue classics at home) and why I want to be a participant in cinema.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on August 29, 2009, 05:01:57 PM
I think it's better discussed in the other thread. :serpico:

Honestly, I would love to expound on my experience with basterds, but unfortunately I have only my parents computer now, and only a few minutes during my lunch break to check up on things, so I really haven't a lot of time, currently.
However, in a word or two, I loved it. It was beautiful, and the ending was extraordinary and filled with that kind of magic that only cinema can bring. It was a rewarding experience, and a deep confirmation of why I still go to the theaters at all (as opposed to just watching true-blue classics at home) and why I want to be a participant in cinema.

So glad to hear you say that, and I agree 100%.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on September 06, 2009, 02:08:42 PM
So I saw some movies this past week on vacation.

Halloween II. The movie was a typical slasher film. But after seeing Rob Zombie's work in the 1st film, I was curious as to what he was going to do for this one. I liked the 1st Halloween he made and I loved Devil's Rejects so I was disappointed when I viewed this. I won't say any spoilers whatsoever but the ending is crap and needless.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on September 06, 2009, 04:49:47 PM
Yea I went back and watched Zombies Halloween 1 because I know some people that really like it, but personally i thought it was horrible. I like the Devil Rejects somewhat too, but Halloween was just terrible.. I think i may have watched the directors cut too, not sure, but it seemed like it dragged on forever. The whole story with him as kid at the beginning was just boring and unrealistic, then he has this ridiculous escape from prison which ruined the movie for me at that point. The rest of it was just typical i suppose, and not one character in the movie was interesting or had any redeeming qualities. I wanted everyone to die.  :mozgus: Nothing like the original, which seems like a masterpiece compared to Zombies remake.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on September 07, 2009, 12:16:59 AM
Yeah, Zombie really fucked up Michael Myers in the first one. I felt that giving him a backstory destroyed what mystery there was in the original. The reason why Michael is so fucking horrifying in the original is because there is no explanation! There's no reason! And, of course, no reasoning with him, either! When you give a psychotic personality like his a sympathetic background (horrible father, loving and doting mother), and when you can identify with him and empathize, there's no horror there, just gore.

Michael Myers was an alien, he was Terror and the Reaper. He had no eyes and therefore no soul to identify with, no emotions to read. It wasn't the murders that made Halloween scary, it wasn't the blood and the screaming, it was him! Lending him these things wiped away everything that was good and admirable in the original. Everything has to have a fucking explanation, a reason for why it is, instead of people just letting it be.

I can't quite explain things clearly, but there's little Faith in Mystery nowadays and that terrifies me more than Zombie's movie.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on September 07, 2009, 01:10:45 AM
... Jesus, that was the best post I've read in a while slightlygreen, and I agree with you 100%.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Dar Klink on September 18, 2009, 10:51:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4ya8SvZUOI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4ya8SvZUOI)
I feel bad for posting this.  :iva:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on September 18, 2009, 05:31:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4ya8SvZUOI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4ya8SvZUOI)
I feel bad for posting this.  :iva:

*sigh*

I'd like to say more, but my words fail me.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on September 18, 2009, 06:01:24 PM
Uwe Boll strikes again! This guy is unstoppable. I'd love to speak with whoever is funding his shit projects.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Scorpio on September 18, 2009, 11:27:39 PM
Uwe Boll strikes again! This guy is unstoppable. I'd love to speak with whoever is funding his shit projects.

If I recall correctly, isn't it the German people? I know he was using German tax shelter funds for a long time, but I was under the impression that those were banned recently. I'm at a loss at how he can still find money for this shit.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on September 19, 2009, 05:05:58 AM
Why are people still giving them their intellectual rights is what I really want to know.  :azan:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on September 19, 2009, 07:20:15 AM
Why are people still giving them their intellectual rights is what I really want to know.  :azan:

Yeah this is what I want to know.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: KazigluBey on September 20, 2009, 04:14:21 PM
Thought it was already released, if you haven't seen it yet, you might dread Terminator 4. Every time I watch it, it manages to get worse.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on September 20, 2009, 04:21:40 PM
Every time I watch it, it manages to get worse.

Why do you keep watching it?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: KazigluBey on September 20, 2009, 04:25:15 PM
Well I've watched it three times. The first type I just watched it without trying to analyze it and just enjoy it. I watched it a couple more times to look at things closely and though I wanted to give it a chance I found more flaws. It had potential to do the first two movies justice but didn't manage it unfortunately.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Johnstantine on September 30, 2009, 04:08:09 PM
Why do you keep watching it?

I know there are a few movies that I'm like that with.  I hate them, but I can't help but watch them.

Armageddon is one of those movies.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on October 05, 2009, 10:49:06 PM
King of Fighters the raping movie.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcYodoljZ_A&feature=player_embedded



When I see this I just get so infuriated. I mean, after the debacle of the Street Fighter movie hollywood just continues to not get the fucking point. Is this a joke? They disregard all fans and try to focus on suckering in a totally unknowing fanbase and/or create a movie "for everybody" so they can make that green. But its just they fail when they realize in the end the source material was made popular BY the fans. How bad did street fighter end up doing?


Iori is actually shown in this video. Looking nothing like Iori at 0:15 and I think 0:20

Ray Park also known as Darth Maul is playing Rugal??????????


(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6539/kingoffighershollywoodv.jpg) (http://img11.imageshack.us/i/kingoffighershollywoodv.jpg/)

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Scorpio on October 06, 2009, 10:19:57 AM
I've been trying to put the KoF movie out of my mind since I first heard about it, and recommend all of my fellow KoF fans to do the same. Terry Bogard an old CIA agent? Iori a hockey player? The "tournament" taking place in another dimension?

The real killer is that while the KoF universe isn't terribly well thought out, there is plenty of material to make a solid, down to earth fighting movie with a dash of military conspiracy mixed on top. There's even room for a little supernatural if they really wished it. Instead, they just kill the whole concept and one of my favorite video game series.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: slan69 on October 06, 2009, 10:38:03 AM
If you think the KOF movie looks bad check this out. It's the Prince of Persia movie and for some reason Jake Gyllenhaal is supposed to be the Prince, he looks nothing like the Prince IMO. To me this movie looks like it's going to be another Hollywood piece of shit.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473075/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473075/)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on October 06, 2009, 11:20:48 AM
If you think the KOF movie looks bad check this out. It's the Prince of Persia movie and for some reason Jake Gyllenhaal is supposed to be the Prince, he looks nothing like the Prince IMO. To me this movie looks like it's going to be another Hollywood piece of shit.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473075/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473075/)

The KOF cash-in seems worse than the Prince of Persia one to me. And I think Gyllenhaal is fine for the part of the Prince as depicted in Sands of Time... It's certainly not what I'd be most worried about concerning the movie.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on October 06, 2009, 04:59:07 PM
These two immediate examples are one reason why I think that, well, maybe the studios should go under? I dunno, I mean, they are doing it to themselves. How many MILLIONS OF DOLLARS are spent on sequels, remakes, and bogus comic book and video game adaptations? And how many worthwhile Originals are coming out? They produce TOO MANY horrible, horrible judgements to ever hope to get all the money back, and yet they keep asking themselves, "where's all the money going?" :???:

Perhaps "going under" isn't the most perfect term, but they should, really, reconsider their current business strategy, 'cause it don't seem to be helping none. =/
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on October 06, 2009, 06:34:26 PM
Perhaps "going under" isn't the most perfect term, but they should, really, reconsider their current business strategy, 'cause it don't seem to be helping none. =/

I think we all agree here. Unfortunately our opinions are apparently not shared by the people who matter.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on October 07, 2009, 11:45:31 AM
King of Fighters the raping movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcYodoljZ_A&feature=player_embedded

When I see this I just get so infuriated. I mean, after the debacle of the Street Fighter movie hollywood just continues to not get the fucking point. Is this a joke? They disregard all fans and try to focus on suckering in a totally unknowing fanbase and/or create a movie "for everybody" so they can make that green. But its just they fail when they realize in the end the source material was made popular BY the fans. How bad did street fighter end up doing?

Iori is actually shown in this video. Looking nothing like Iori at 0:15 and I think 0:20

Ray Park also known as Darth Maul is playing Rugal??????????

Seriously, what the fuck is this shit? Haven't they learned with Dragon Ball and the new Street Fighter?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on October 07, 2009, 05:41:57 PM
Some recent 'news' on Predators (alien trackers). :schierke:
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=59815

Lookin' weak so far.

1.Arnold
(http://www.razor-gator.com/arnold_schwarzenegger.jpg)
2.Danny Glover
(http://www.filmreference.com/images/sjff_03_img1107.jpg)
Now....ADRIEN BRODY
(http://www.cosmopolis.ch/sam8.jpg)
"Bring it on you merciless alien trackers."
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on October 07, 2009, 05:50:36 PM
Quote
Topher Grace is in negotiations to join Brody as Edwin, an accountant who is in fact a dangerous serial killer.

Grrrreat.

Quote
Trejo, already cast, is Cuchillo, a hardened warrior with twin uzis strapped to his back.

Whoa man, sounds awesome! Way to top the minigun. :schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on October 07, 2009, 06:59:01 PM
That Ridley Scott directed Alien prequel isn't sounding too bad now.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on October 07, 2009, 08:02:04 PM
Ah well, we still have the original movies if the sequels/prequels bite it. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on October 08, 2009, 05:03:28 AM
It's happening Aaz! Brace for impact.

http://www.heatvisionblog.com/2009/10/predators-stars-adrien-brody.html
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on October 08, 2009, 06:42:26 AM
It's happening Aaz! Brace for impact.

http://www.heatvisionblog.com/2009/10/predators-stars-adrien-brody.html

Well yeah, Proj posted about it on the previous page. What more can I say, really... I'm beyond indignation and into some kind of stupor, just showing mild curiosity for whatever abomination the mad scientists will unveil next.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Dembol on October 08, 2009, 11:44:42 AM
Oh god. This whole remake, reinvention thing is killing me. Did we somehow loose most of the inteligent minds capable of inventing original franchises during the last 10 years? Also can we have manly men playing the parts of manly men in movies again.

Let's get back to KoF for a while.
I really don't know how incompetent you have to be to ruin a fighting game adaptation. You take the info about game plots, characters etc. take the few important sub-plots which would drive the main characters forward and add a lot of cool fighting scenes, some fanservice and voila. If the dialogue/plot is decent that's a plus, but to be honest no one goes to see a "martial arts" movie because of it's deep philosophical brilliance. If the movie has a nice plot, good - if not (as most) the fight scenes better be brilliant. Most of the game adaptations I saw didn't have any reedeeming features.

My idea.
The story is simple: Rugal makes an underground tournament. Everyone wants to beat him (for some reason, I'm not versed in the KoF lore).
Main characters: Terry, Kyo, Iori, Mai, Heidern? Kim? The crappiest, least liked characters from some weird teams, could be used as Rugal's henchmen.
Main ideas behid story: Kyo/Iori feud, one of the characters sent by some goverment to snatch Rugal for his illegal gun trading (Heidern?), some romance (Mai/Terry?), some wanted to test their martial arts skills (Kim, Iori, Kyo?), boobs (Mai).
Actors should at least resemble the characters so a casual fan can recognise them on sight. This is why costumes (especially in-fight) should resemble the ones from the games. With slight changes of course. Not everything that looks good in game looks good on screen. There should be a good deal of character development. At least enough to estabilish basic motives and character traits for the main characters. Something to make them recognisable and distinguishable from 'generic fighter 1 to 7'. Transformers completely failed in that respect. I didn't get to know the robot characters and I completely didn't care what they did (their generic alien robot designs didn't help). Even Street Fighter or van Damme's 'The Quest' (silly as they were) managed to do better in that aspect.
Actually that's the basis on which the makers of an adaptation should build their movie. Think what 'made' the original and make the movie feel like an actual "King of Fighters" movie not some generic fighting movie with some ideas very loosely adapted from the game. This is the flaw found both in the Dragon Ball and Chun Li movies and the fighting sequences aren't even that good to make up for it.
If the basics were kept and the plot/fights were decent we'd get a good movie both for the fans and the general public. Or at least something which would earn money.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on October 08, 2009, 02:21:02 PM
Actually, KOF, for a fighting game, as a mildly decent story. I specially enjoy the Oroshi saga.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on October 08, 2009, 04:30:03 PM
Oh god. This whole remake, reinvention thing is killing me. Did we somehow loose most of the inteligent minds capable of inventing original franchises during the last 10 years?
Yes.

There's been a sharp decline in quality since, oh, 2001?

The terrorists have won! :magni:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on October 08, 2009, 04:35:23 PM
Just checking. Did KoF ever actually have a compelling story to begin with? It's always seemed pretty mindless and cliche to me.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Scorpio on October 09, 2009, 03:39:54 PM
Just checking. Did KoF ever actually have a compelling story to begin with? It's always seemed pretty mindless and cliche to me.

Not particularly, but it has many redeeming qualities. Basically, a KoF movie that didn't butcher the source material would likely take place in Southtown in one of three possible eras: The first could be based around either the local crime syndicate (Geese Howard) or slightly later with a foreign influence trying to take over the city (Krauser). The second scenario could revolve around the Orochi saga and the clan feud between Kyo and Iori. The third could have involved a more sensical version or the military intrigue that comes later.

[edit]Basically, each of those are already established cliche's that could result in a solid movie. Instead we have... oh my god. We have the original Mortal Kombat movie except with KoF characters and making even less sense. Wow. The warriors of KoF must traverse to another dimension to stop worlds from colliding and wreaking havoc on earth. Ugh.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Dembol on October 11, 2009, 07:44:21 PM
Just checking. Did KoF ever actually have a compelling story to begin with?
Not really. But between a crappy plot and a crappy plot, but taken from the actual source material the choice is pretty obvious.

Oh well. I managed to live through Transformers 2. I'll live through that. I just hope the rumored remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show never becomes reality.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: KazigluBey on October 11, 2009, 07:47:25 PM
Whether it's KOF or SF, the movies/TV shows are lackluster at best. Fighting games just don't translate well to those formats, at least from what I've seen.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on October 11, 2009, 08:57:47 PM
Every trailer I saw before Zombieland looked like a waste of time.
The world is ending in 2012 and John Cusack and his buddies just seemed to TRY and fly through toppling building and bridges.
People are having Nightmares on Elm Street, again.  :schierke:  
Oh yeah and Saw IV.    :ganishka:

Thank god there's some decent games coming out in the next few months...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on October 12, 2009, 10:34:45 PM
Yes.

There's been a sharp decline in quality since, oh, 2001?

The terrorists have won! :magni:

There's actually an interesting theory on this; in a nutshell, the great films that define this decade, and their creators, have been on television, in the form of shows such as The Wire, The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, etc.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: KazigluBey on October 14, 2009, 10:35:35 AM
It's happening Aaz! Brace for impact.

http://www.heatvisionblog.com/2009/10/predators-stars-adrien-brody.html

What a joke.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: slan69 on October 15, 2009, 08:15:29 AM
Is there really a need for more parts to this pointless movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1233227/
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: KazigluBey on October 15, 2009, 11:55:44 AM
Is there really a need for more parts to this pointless movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1233227/

One could say the same for A nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween etc. The first films were all great, after that it was just about cashing in. Saw is no different. It isn't supposed to be highbrow entertainment in the first place.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on October 15, 2009, 04:45:23 PM
One could say the same for A nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween etc. The first films were all great, after that it was just about cashing in. Saw is no different. It isn't supposed to be highbrow entertainment in the first place.

Don't even compare the Elm Street movies, or even Halloween in some aspects, to the rest.
Friday the 13th was always shit.
Halloween, just like the first Nightmare, are horror classics. They both have decent sequels, some worse than others, but mostly way better and more imaginative than Saw "five sequels in five years", or Jason goes to New York and crap like that.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on October 18, 2009, 02:41:29 AM
I've never wanted to shoot someone in the fucking head but........ I just watched Dragonball Evolution.

Seriously. WHAT THE FUCK

Aren't comics basically storyboards for movies and cartoons? WHY NOT USE THEM?!

Thanks for letting me vent.

May Berserk never be made live-action for as long as I live.

Phew! I feel better.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on October 18, 2009, 04:06:11 PM
I've never wanted to shoot someone in the fucking head but........ I just watched Dragonball Evolution.

You have my respect having watched that. I don't have the courage to view such an abomination.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Dar Klink on October 18, 2009, 07:15:36 PM
You have my respect having watched that. I don't have the courage to view such an abomination.
I might have told this story before, but my friend works at a theater, so we got in to see it for free and the room was literally empty. My two friends and I were able to nerdrage as loud as we wanted to at the screen, and our voices were sore afterwards.  :ganishka: I think it really helped me get over how horrible it was.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: handsome rakshas on October 19, 2009, 10:43:34 AM

This might be the thread ender.  :isidro:


This is by all means a movie to dread and I'm kind of sick with myself right now because I'm interested in actually seeing it. The fact it is supposed to be 100% medically accurate is what makes me curious, I'm not into gore/shock movies. Don't click on this if you're squeemish, it's pretty fucked up.

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/32390/human-centipede-stills-slither-out (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/32390/human-centipede-stills-slither-out)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on October 19, 2009, 10:54:19 AM
This might be the thread ender.  :isidro:

This is by all means a movie to dread and I'm kind of sick with myself right now because I'm interested in actually seeing it. The fact it is supposed to be 100% medically accurate is what makes me curious, I'm not into gore/shock movies. Don't click on this if you're squeemish, it's pretty fucked up.

I don't know man, the pictures shown in that article are not particularly disturbing.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on October 19, 2009, 11:50:29 AM
This might be the thread ender.  :isidro:


This is by all means a movie to dread and I'm kind of sick with myself right now because I'm interested in actually seeing it. The fact it is supposed to be 100% medically accurate is what makes me curious, I'm not into gore/shock movies. Don't click on this if you're squeemish, it's pretty fucked up.

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/32390/human-centipede-stills-slither-out (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/32390/human-centipede-stills-slither-out)


That's fucking disgusting and I'm not squeamish at all. It doesn't seem like gore to me. Isn't gore just mainly extremely graphic killing? This is just extremely disgusting. Oh and what did you mean 100% medically accurate? I didn't bother watching the trailer but just read what was there. There was no mention of anything. Did they hire an actual surgeon to make something like that look feasible? lol I dunno...movies like this just make me hate society even more.



I don't know man, the pictures shown in that article are not particularly disturbing.


To me the pics don't have to be. It's just the concept of what he wants to do to these people and the few pictures displaying how he seemingly did accomplish it. Ewwwww
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Cronus on October 19, 2009, 12:09:10 PM
My lady is going to want to see that on opening night.  Hah!
(And she'll drag me kicking and screaming because she knows how much I go crazy watching most of anything Cronenberg.)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on October 19, 2009, 07:52:09 PM
I'm dreading this movie because someone is going to force me to see this.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: handsome rakshas on October 19, 2009, 07:57:06 PM
I don't know man, the pictures shown in that article are not particularly disturbing.

Oh listen to Mr. Casual over here. While I find the screens very disturbing the movie description sickened me even more. I'm just not used to these really gross out type movies. Speaking of horror movies (I'm kind of on a kick lately, hopefully my sick fascination will wear off after Halloween) I have Martyrs, Frontier(s), and Inside. Which one should I watch first Aaz? I wanted to pick the three goriest I could from each country, have you seen any of them?

I really can't get Human Centipede out of my mind.
I heard this is playing at a horror fest in L.A right now. I will paypal whoever goes to see it 10 bucks as long as they write me a little review. I can't believe I'm fascinated by such a fucked up movie.


I'm dreading this movie because someone is going to force me to see this.

I seem to have found my man!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on October 19, 2009, 08:10:40 PM
I seem to have found my man!

Damn it!  :mozgus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Scorpio on October 19, 2009, 08:10:59 PM
I'm not going to try and suggest that the concept isn't disturbing, but at the same time I'm not sure I understand what the big deal is. I don't watch horror movies but I still applaud it for it's fantastical, horrific, uh, theme- which has apparently worked magic on you. It's different, so it attracts.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on October 19, 2009, 08:16:44 PM
Oh listen to Mr. Casual over here. While I find the screens very disturbing the movie description sickened me even more.

Yeah man I'm ICE COLD. :SK:

I'm just not used to these really gross out type movies. Speaking of horror movies (I'm kind of on a kick lately, hopefully my sick fascination will wear off after Halloween) I have Martyrs, Frontier(s), and Inside. Which one should I watch first Aaz? I wanted to pick the three goriest I could from each country, have you seen any of them?

Not especially into gore flicks myself to be honest, and I haven't even heard of those movies. I'm just completely desensitized after years of watching the worst of what the Internet has to offer.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on October 19, 2009, 08:31:24 PM
I'm not into the whole "ero-guro" type of entertainment, so I think I'll pass. :iva:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Shane on October 19, 2009, 10:01:27 PM
This might be the thread ender.  :isidro:


This is by all means a movie to dread and I'm kind of sick with myself right now because I'm interested in actually seeing it. The fact it is supposed to be 100% medically accurate is what makes me curious, I'm not into gore/shock movies. Don't click on this if you're squeemish, it's pretty fucked up.

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/32390/human-centipede-stills-slither-out (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/32390/human-centipede-stills-slither-out)

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He wants to remove human beings’ kneecaps so they have to exist on all fours and then surgically graft them mouth-to-anus to form a centipede chain.
:ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: handsome rakshas on October 19, 2009, 10:34:55 PM
It might be because I worked in the health care field for years but just the thought of the anatomical idea this movie brings up makes me physically ill. The only way I'm going to get this out of my head is to see it myself. I haven't seen anything on the net that has bothered me so much ever for a real long time. Anyone in L.A that has the guts to see this?  :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on October 19, 2009, 10:43:37 PM
It might be because I worked in the health care field for years but just the thought of the anatomical idea this movie brings up makes me physically ill. The only way I'm going to get this out of my head is to see it myself. I haven't seen anything on the net that has bothered me so much ever for a real long time. Anyone in L.A that has the guts to see this?  :griffnotevil:
I'm with you dawg.  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Grail on October 19, 2009, 11:04:21 PM
Don't worry Rakshas, I was pretty squicked when I saw those screenshots too. I don't know if I'll see it in theaters whenever it's released, but I think I'll need to check it out on DVD to satisfy my overwhelming morbid curiosity. :daiba:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on October 20, 2009, 12:34:45 AM
Damn you Rakshas I know exactly how you're feeling cause I'm like that right now. The entire day I was just thinking of the screenshots and I actually saw the damn trailer too so that didn't help. I just been nauseous the entire day thinking about this disgusting abomination of a movie. :shakes fist: damn you rakshas :slan:

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: KazigluBey on October 20, 2009, 01:28:28 AM
Don't even compare the Elm Street movies, or even Halloween in some aspects, to the rest.
Friday the 13th was always shit.
Halloween, just like the first Nightmare, are horror classics. They both have decent sequels, some worse than others, but mostly way better and more imaginative than Saw "five sequels in five years", or Jason goes to New York and crap like that.

The whole point was that they all spawned a ton of sequels that were about making money. Seeing Kevin Bacon killed in gruesome fashion in Friday the 13th will always be classic.

Wes Craven is one of the most overrated horror directors of all time.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on October 20, 2009, 10:16:15 AM
This might be the thread ender.  :isidro:


This is by all means a movie to dread and I'm kind of sick with myself right now because I'm interested in actually seeing it. The fact it is supposed to be 100% medically accurate is what makes me curious, I'm not into gore/shock movies. Don't click on this if you're squeemish, it's pretty fucked up.

http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/32390/human-centipede-stills-slither-out (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/32390/human-centipede-stills-slither-out)
After watching the clip and looking at the pictures I have come to the conclusion that you are a big vagina baby.  :ganishka:

It doesn't look that bad dude. Although I just imagined that the chicks were ass to mouth and found it kind of hot.  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on October 27, 2009, 05:41:36 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1300851/

I feel like this is the pure essence of this thread. I can not come up with a more dreadful film. The Boondock Saints is the worst kind of garbage that kids who think their cool will actually throw down money and fill Troy Duffy's wallet to see the sequel because they think it makes them even cooler. I seriously have been dreading this movie since before anyone even knew that it was being made.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: D-Scape on October 27, 2009, 08:03:46 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1300851/

I feel like this is the pure essence of this thread. I can not come up with a more dreadful film. The Boondock Saints is the worst kind of garbage that kids who think their cool will actually throw down money and fill Troy Duffy's wallet to see the sequel because they think it makes them even cooler. I seriously have been dreading this movie since before anyone even knew that it was being made.

Have you seen the documentary Overnight - about Duffy's struggle with the first movie? He doesn't exactly come across as a very sympathetic person (to put it mildly).
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on October 27, 2009, 08:08:46 PM
Have you seen the documentary Overnight - about Duffy's struggle with the first movie? He doesn't exactly come across as a very sympathetic person (to put it mildly).

Nope, he's a giant douchebag.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on November 03, 2009, 02:19:19 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1300851/

I feel like this is the pure essence of this thread. I can not come up with a more dreadful film. The Boondock Saints is the worst kind of garbage that kids who think their cool will actually throw down money and fill Troy Duffy's wallet to see the sequel because they think it makes them even cooler. I seriously have been dreading this movie since before anyone even knew that it was being made.

QFT

Besides that though, I don't know anything about the guy other than I thought his movie was trash but people seem to like it.



Since I haven't seen a lot of in-house reviews, I'll just throw out that I heard Wild Things was "terrible," and that it caused its intended audience to want to leave the theater in depressed boredom, that is, assuming it's intended audience isn't 20-something hipsters. :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on November 03, 2009, 02:30:11 AM
Since I haven't seen a lot of in-house reviews, I'll just throw out that I heard Wild Things was "terrible," and that it caused its intended audience to want to leave the theater in depressed boredom, that is, assuming it's intended audience isn't 20-something hipsters. :griffnotevil:
I haven't seen the movie nor have I even read the wiki on it but my hunch is that the kid is drugged up on anti-depressants and is just on a big high imagining all these things. Right or wrong?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on November 03, 2009, 02:47:43 AM
That sounds about right for the deep themes they're supposed to explore while navigating the monstrous quagmire that is childhood. :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: slan69 on November 10, 2009, 02:41:06 AM
Well I saw Paranormal Activities and I thought the movie was a piece of shit. The actors sucked and the movie was not scary at all, just that one scene in the Exorcist when Regan crab walks down the stairs is scarier than this garbage IMO. Do not go and see this movie, trust me it is a waste of your time and money.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on November 11, 2009, 07:52:00 AM
Well I saw Paranormal Activities and I thought the movie was a piece of shit. The actors sucked and the movie was not scary at all, just that one scene in the Exorcist when Regan crab walks down the stairs is scarier than this garbage IMO. Do not go and see this movie, trust me it is a waste of your time and money.

Really? I haven't seen the movie yet but some people I know were actually really surprised by how much they liked it. They noted it wasn't all "jump out" scares, which are really annoying in my opinion, but more "Holy shit!" moments.

Were you expecting it to be good? Most people seem to expect it to suck, then see it and are happily surprised. I think it's the people that expect it to be totally ground-breaking that don't like it.

Anyway, I guess I need to watch it before drawing any judgment, but I have to admit my interest is peaked.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: slan69 on November 11, 2009, 08:41:44 AM
Really? I haven't seen the movie yet but some people I know were actually really surprised by how much they liked it. They noted it wasn't all "jump out" scares, which are really annoying in my opinion, but more "Holy shit!" moments.

Were you expecting it to be good? Most people seem to expect it to suck, then see it and are happily surprised. I think it's the people that expect it to be totally ground-breaking that don't like it.

Anyway, I guess I need to watch it before drawing any judgment, but I have to admit my interest is peaked.

No, I expected it to be at least somewhat worthy of watching, it definitely wasn't, well for me anyway. Trust me in this movie you won't be seeing any Holy Shit moments, more like why the fuck am I watching this piece of shit again? :???:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on November 11, 2009, 07:00:42 PM
Haha, Paranormal Activity is definitely one of those "love it" or "hate it" movies. I enjoyed it but my best friend hated every minute of it. I agree with Deci about going into it expecting to be blown away. That's just setting yourself up for disappointment.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on November 11, 2009, 10:25:17 PM
Paranormal is one of those movies that I think SHOULD ONLY be watched at home. On your tv or laptop. I feel that had they gone another route in promoting the film, and the actual "screenings," the reality of it would've been much more effective. I can't imagine watching it on the big screen; it just doesn't belong there, and it's not one of those movies that do.

I'm not saying it's not "scary" or anything, it all depends on who you are, but I will say that I slept like a baby afterwards.

Also, I'm not sure if this best belongs here, but some friends from another board's started this up and it seems to be getting some attention, so I though I'd share: ratnerfilms.tumblr.com

Check it out!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on November 12, 2009, 03:21:14 AM
Also, I'm not sure if this best belongs here, but some friends from another board's started this up and it seems to be getting some attention, so I though I'd share: ratnerfilms.tumblr.com

Check it out!

Whether it does or not, this should have been shared much sooner.

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/2012.jpg)

Frightening.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on November 12, 2009, 03:56:04 AM
I enjoyed both Rush Hour 1 and 2.  :schnoz:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on November 12, 2009, 04:12:57 AM
I enjoyed both Rush Hour 1 and 2.  :schnoz:
So that's the "perfect trilogy" Alien 3 completes! :troll:

Kidding aside, you continue to amaze, I couldn't even get through 1 it was so stiff.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on November 13, 2009, 07:25:49 AM
I enjoyed both Rush Hour 1 and 2.  :schnoz:

I swear there's something up with the Rush Hour movies and the most random people liking it. I had a pretty mediocre experience with the movies, but it seems to ring a bell with a lot of people you wouldn't expect. Big Jackie Chan fans, maybe? I could maybe see that.

It's almost like there's some big secret I don't know. :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on November 13, 2009, 02:19:28 PM
Come on Rush Hour 1 was a good buddy movie. Very funny and some cool action. The sequels were total crap but the first one isn't bad. Whenever I see it on TV I put it on and will always find something new to laugh at. Its just one of those movies, maybe for me because it came out in 98, I was 10 and I enjoyed it back then.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on November 19, 2009, 05:08:38 PM
Metacritic score for Boondock Saints 2: 26 (http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/boondocksaints2)

Ouch! Can't say I'm surprised...

My favorite: "the cartoonish end result plays like 'Godfather III' meets the Three Stooges." :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on November 19, 2009, 05:35:10 PM
Metacritic score for Boondock Saints 2: 26 (http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/boondocksaints2)

Ouch! Can't say I'm surprised...

My favorite: "the cartoonish end result plays like 'Godfather III' meets the Three Stooges." :ganishka:

Haha, good!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Dar Klink on November 26, 2009, 04:11:33 AM
How Precious! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxOkhHFhffc)
Can you say "Oscar Bait?"
 :azan:
Quote
In Harlem, an overweight, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on November 28, 2009, 04:58:21 PM
How Precious! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxOkhHFhffc)
Can you say "Oscar Bait?"
 :azan:

Not interested in seeing it, but I doubt it's going to be that bad.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on November 28, 2009, 05:04:01 PM
It's the movie version of every show's "a very special episode of ..." episode  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 01, 2009, 04:41:57 AM
Brothers, a high budget shit movie!

http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/brothers/
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When a decorated Marine goes missing overseas, his black-sheep younger brother cares for his wife and children at home—with consequences that will shake the foundation of the entire family. BROTHERS tells the powerful story of two siblings, thirtysomething Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) and younger brother Tommy Cahill (Jake Gyllenhaal), who are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, the aptly named Grace (Natalie Portman), with whom he has two young daughters (Bailee Madison, Taylor Grace Geare). Tommy, his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail who’s always gotten by on wit and charm. He slides easily into his role as family provocateur on his first night out of prison, at Sam’s farewell dinner with their parents, Elsie (Mare Winningham) and Hank Cahill (Sam Shepard), a retired Marine.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on December 01, 2009, 04:46:36 AM
I'm hoping that will turn out to be a zombie movie. Then I might see it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on December 01, 2009, 06:43:04 AM
Brothers, a high budget shit movie!

http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/brothers/

If you ask me most relationship dramas in general are shit, so I don't disagree with you. There's a couple things going for this movie though. For one, it appeals to some of the troops coming home in America, as I'm sure is sometimes sadly usual, their spouse has left them after a prolonged time of being gone. Second, love triangles are almost always a sure-fire way sell tickets to drama lovers... and to honest, I'm a huge fan of the Macross movie, so I understand. Thirdly... and definitely the most superficial, Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire actually do look like brothers. I can see what the creators of this movie were shooting for, and I'm sure it'll work.

As a bonus note, the same generation that loves Natalie Portman are probably also very familiar with Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko) and Tobey Maguire, so the dynamic they all bring to the stage actually makes sense in a dramatic way.

Having said that, it'll probably still suck, but not bad for a chick flick none-the-less!  :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on December 01, 2009, 12:10:27 PM
Quote
As a bonus note, the same generation that loves Natalie Portman are probably also very familiar with Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko) and Tobey Maguire, so the dynamic they all bring to the stage actually makes sense in a dramatic way.

Anyone else not like Natalie Portman? She had some good films (Leon) but for the most part she's just stupid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8e6-IeQ0aw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8e6-IeQ0aw)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on December 01, 2009, 01:26:50 PM
Anyone else not like Natalie Portman? She had some good films (Leon) but for the most part she's just stupid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8e6-IeQ0aw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8e6-IeQ0aw)
I think the above embarrassment was mostly SNL's fault. But, for the most part, I agree.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on December 01, 2009, 04:18:27 PM
Pffff, yeah, she's made some good movies, is attractive, educated, and has a sense of humor about herself... I hate her! :mozgus:

You guys are thinking too much about Natalie Portman to not like her. She's a completely passive, if not pleasant, entity. =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on December 01, 2009, 05:00:02 PM
Pffff, yeah, she's made some good movies, is attractive, educated, and has a sense of humor about herself... I hate her! :mozgus:

You guys are thinking too much about Natalie Portman to not like her. She's a completely passive, if not pleasant, entity. =)

She would make my avatar come true. Several times.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: m on December 04, 2009, 06:34:38 PM
Brothers, a high budget shit movie!

http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/brothers/

The premise reminds me a lot of this movie:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386342/

It's a Danish movie from 2004 which I happened to watch a few years ago. I actually enjoyed it a lot.

If this new movie resembles the Danish one, perhaps it will not be as bad as everyone here expects it to be.


EDIT: What do you know, it's actually a remake of the Danish movie.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on December 04, 2009, 08:40:22 PM
EDIT: What do you know, it's actually a remake of the Danish movie.

Sadly, this doesn't surprise me. You can pretty much close your eyes and throw a dart at a movie nowadays and it'll probably be a remake or a "reboot".

Does that mean it'll suck? By no means, of course, hell it could be even better. It's just sad that out of all the creative minds in Hollywood, they can't seem to come up with an original idea these days.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on December 04, 2009, 08:43:01 PM

Does that mean it'll suck? By no means, of course, hell it could be even better. It's just sad that out of all the creative minds in Hollywood, they can't seem to come up with an original idea these days.

AVATAR!!!

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on December 04, 2009, 08:53:01 PM
AVATAR!!!

To be fair, as South Park clearly demonstrated, it's Dances with Wolves (Smurfs?). Still gonna see it. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on December 05, 2009, 11:00:09 AM
AVATAR!!!



Sarcasm, right?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Death May Die on December 05, 2009, 12:05:40 PM
Sarcasm, right?

It's the only movie I've looking forwards towards, especially the last few months.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on December 05, 2009, 02:03:55 PM
Sarcasm, right?

Right, in reference to how there are no more original ideas in hollywood anymore. Regardless, like Rhombaad and the others, I'll still go see it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on December 09, 2009, 05:30:53 AM
Speaking of Dances with Na'vi, an interesting article about it and its chances:

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.ap.org/can-cameron-deliver-titanic-results-avatar-ap

Quote from: James Cameron
"The thing I feared most about this film was that because it wasn't a franchise picture and it wasn't based on something that already was imprinted in the public consciousness, that they just wouldn't know what we were or that we existed," Cameron said. "Fairly early on, we were able to create a pretty high profile for the movie as this kind of mysterious thing, and then it seemed like the more we revealed about it, the more kind of excitement and buzz around it, positive and negative, that there was.

"But the more people are talking, the more they've got to resolve the issue for themselves by going to see the movie."

He's right, we're already trapped in his web... Damn you, Cameron! (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/nerd.gif)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on December 09, 2009, 05:34:13 AM
I don't actually have any interest in seeing it, one way or the other.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on December 09, 2009, 06:39:00 AM
Yeah, I've made my honest impressions no secret (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=9812.msg174235#msg174235). This is why I plan to see it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9ceBgWV8io#t=02m40s

From 2:40 to 2:50 of that trailer, that's the reason.* Unlike those movies though, I don't find the material inherently compelling, but my inner young John Connor says the future's not set, and to go throw on some silly 3D headgear (*which I've also yet to ever do) and see if the old man has something left to show me, even if it means I'm probably walking into this (http://icr.23d.com/images/AvatarJarJar.jpg). It's hard to think of examples where this actually works out though... but the only one I can think of, which is still a very different situation from this, also happens to be the latest: Inglorious Basterds.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on December 09, 2009, 03:08:37 PM
I don't actually have any interest in seeing it, one way or the other.

I wonder if this had been a new Speilberg movie would you be more interested in seeing it?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on December 09, 2009, 03:22:16 PM
I wonder if this had been a new Speilberg movie would you be more interested in seeing it?
Not really. It's the premise of the movie that's not compelling to me.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on December 09, 2009, 03:41:37 PM
Not really. It's the premise of the movie that's not compelling to me.

Well I agree, but it isn't really the premise of the film that will get my ass in the seat, like Griff said, it's the fact that it's Cameron, the movie God of my youth. Can he make a shitty movie? yea, obviously its possible. But I'm willing to take that chance, hell it could be awesome. I'm not ruling anything out, and believe I'm not a fanboy who has been following this movie for a long time. I say this as a casual moviegoer. Even Titanic, I was 9 years old when it came out, but I still enjoyed it, and I saw it a few times in theaters. Lets face it the guy is pretty decent hollywood director.

And really, if it sucks it sucks. I'm not even going to make excuses for Avatar like I would for a Tarantino film, but I'll definitely give it a chance. The trailer looks cool, and it does seem like something I could enjoy...and for gods sake it's Cameron!  :mozgus:  It does bother me that you won't see it Walter, I generally enjoy your reviews. Your sneak preview for Inglorious Bastards put things into perspective for me before going into it, just to name one.  All we are saaaying... is give James a chaaance :sad:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on December 09, 2009, 04:24:00 PM
Titanic can suck my balls. That's when Cameron lost his marbles, for me.

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 09, 2009, 05:34:42 PM
I've never attached any holiness or sanctity, or really too much importance to anything Cameron's done (sorry guys), so his name and his resumé - however accomplished it looks on paper - are not selling points for me. By the same token, I'm not expecting anything good to really come of this, but I must say, when someone claims that they've "revolutionized" cinema, it's not something I take lightly, and that's really the only reason I'm buying a ticket for this: to find out exactly what this nut seems to think he's done here, even if I'd be better off staying at home and renting Final Fantasy.

I guess it sounds like I've gone and gotten my mind all made up about this picture, but I haven't, not really. It's intriguing for the reason stated above, and I really do prefer it when I find myself not feeling like I wasted a good twelve bucks at the end of the day. *fingers crossed*
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on December 09, 2009, 05:44:18 PM
From 2:40 to 2:50 of that trailer, that's the reason.* Unlike those movies though, I don't find the material inherently compelling, but my inner young John Connor says the future's not set, and to go throw on some silly 3D headgear (*which I've also yet to ever do) and see if the old man has something left to show me, even if it means I'm probably walking into this (http://icr.23d.com/images/AvatarJarJar.jpg). It's hard to think of examples where this actually works out though... but the only one I can think of, which is still a very different situation from this, also happens to be the latest: Inglorious Basterds.

My feelings exactly. I'm going to see it because Cameron directed it. Titanic aside, I've enjoyed all his films so far and am hoping Avatar is closer in feel to Aliens, The Abyss and T2: Judgment Day than it is to the "three hour wait to watch people drown" that Titanic was. And, like Oburi, it looks like it could be a fun movie to watch.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: njashi9 on December 09, 2009, 06:30:41 PM
It might be a good idea to create an Avatar thread soon since it starts in theaters next week.

http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/2008-12-11-awards-campaign-2009/posts/golden-globes-ready-to-go-gaga-for-avatar

Those nominees don´t really mean anything but it seems to have managed to catch them by surprise. We´ll see how it goes once the reviews start rolling in.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on December 09, 2009, 06:48:20 PM
It might be a good idea to create an Avatar thread soon since it starts in theaters next week.
I think it's right at home in this thread  :void:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on December 09, 2009, 08:14:15 PM
Personally, while I don't think Avatar is going to be bad (and I also believe it'll do well at the box office), I can't help but to be uninterested in it and to generally consider it negatively. There are two reasons for it: first off, the premise seems awfully cheesy and predictable from the little I've seen (~10 minutes of footage revealed a while back). Second, the claims of incredible lifelikeness and revolutionary techniques we've been hearing for so long have set expectations that the movie does not seem to match so far. Sure, it's well done, but I wasn't blown away by what I saw.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Dar Klink on December 09, 2009, 09:22:33 PM
Second, the claims of incredible lifelikeness and revolutionary techniques we've been hearing for so long have set expectations that the movie does not seem to match so far. Sure, it's well done, but I wasn't blown away by what I saw.
Watching the trailers made me laugh pretty hard, it looks like early PS2 era FMV graphics. Metal Gear Solid 4 looks better than this movie during gameplay, it's really nothing amazing. As for the premise, like Aaz said, it seems horribly predictable to me.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on December 09, 2009, 09:24:19 PM
Not really. It's the premise of the movie that's not compelling to me.

I agree, but that only goes so far, if it's a good movie, it's a good movie, and I want to see for myself rather than sit it out, arms crossed.

Titanic can suck my balls. That's when Cameron lost his marbles, for me.

When I heard the length of that flick I thought he was going to show the ship sinking in real time and it would be an awesome technical achievement. Boy, was I disappointed. I actually tried watching it again a few years ago and couldn't get past the opening credits, I was already bored with the self-importance of it all. Anyway, for me it wasn't Titanic when he lost his marbles so much as him spending the decade after making loosely related and weird undersea documentaries...

I must say, when someone claims that they've "revolutionized" cinema, it's not something I take lightly, and that's really the only reason I'm buying a ticket for this: to find out exactly what this nut seems to think he's done here, even if I'd be better off staying at home and renting Final Fantasy.

I guess it sounds like I've gone and gotten my mind all made up about this picture, but I haven't, not really. It's intriguing for the reason stated above, and I really do prefer it when I find myself not feeling like I wasted a good twelve bucks at the end of the day. *fingers crossed*

Actually, it sounds like you're more open-minded than me honestly, my familiarity with Cameron only makes me think he's full of so much shit on that front, but like you say, when someone makes such a claim, you take notice.

It might be a good idea to create an Avatar thread soon since it starts in theaters next week.

There was one, it was deleted at the request of the author after the trailer came out and it looked like A Bug's Life 2.

Personally, while I don't think Avatar is going to be bad (and I also believe it'll do well at the box office), I can't help but to be uninterested in it and to generally consider it negatively. There are two reasons for it: first off, the premise seems awfully cheesy and predictable from the little I've seen (~10 minutes of footage revealed a while back). Second, the claims of incredible lifelikeness and revolutionary techniques we've been hearing for so long have set expectations that the movie does not seem to match so far. Sure, it's well done, but I wasn't blown away by what I saw.

Yeah, it's a sucker's bet, it looks totally mediocre, and I actually think it might be worse than you think (c'mon low expectations! =), but what I found interesting about the article I posted earlier was that they were actually talking about it realistically; in terms of being just a movie, that people might not like it, and it could bomb, etc. rather than the cryptic praise of what a mysteriously awesome experience it is (though there's still some of that, like Sigourney Weaver comparing it to the Wizard of Oz).
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on December 10, 2009, 01:41:04 AM
It might be a good idea to create an Avatar thread soon since it starts in theaters next week.

There was one, it was deleted at the request of the author after the trailer came out and it looked like A Bug's Life 2.

This.


I'm with most of you. And more, i hope "Dances with Smurfs" bombs.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on December 10, 2009, 07:36:56 AM
Wouldn't it be wonderful if all these trailers, synopsis, and posters we see of Avatar were all Red Herrings and the movie actually turned out to be something totally different. I keep thinking to myself how genius it would be for Cameron to come out and say, "Ha, gotcha! These cinematic are all actually a ploy to make people think this movie will suck - like George Lucas' Star Wars Prequels and Spielberg's Indy 4!"...

then BAM!

The real Avatar movie is released and it's actually revolutionary.

......

Hey, we can dream, can't we?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 10, 2009, 12:58:05 PM
Hey, we can dream, can't we?

There is dreaming and then there is being delusional.

Edit: Let it be known I don't want to see this, but I most likely will have to. However; I'm not rooting for this movie's success or failure. Only that it'll be watchable.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 10, 2009, 05:45:55 PM
Cameron's Next Film Revealed?
Avatar helmer may send Seven Samurai into space.
Source: IGN

James Cameron may not be done with outer space adventures once his sci-fi epic Avatar opens next week.

Production Weekly tweets that Cameron is developing a sci-fi action script penned by Shane Salerno (Armageddon, Aliens vs Predator - Requiem) for 20th Century Fox (also the studio behind Avatar).

PW didn't provide any further details than that, but SCI FI Wire claims that the project is likely Doomsday Protocol, a spec script that Salerno sold to Fox in the fall of 2008.

The Hollywood Reporter described the project at the time as "an epic science fiction adventure in the vein of The Seven Samurai" that revolves around a group of aliens and humans with various super-abilities who are brought together to save Earth.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on December 10, 2009, 05:51:48 PM
FFFFFUCK YOUUUUU.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on December 10, 2009, 06:14:11 PM
Cameron's Next Film Revealed?
Avatar helmer may send Seven Samurai into space.
Source: IGN

James Cameron may not be done with outer space adventures once his sci-fi epic Avatar opens next week.

Production Weekly tweets that Cameron is developing a sci-fi action script penned by Shane Salerno (Armageddon, Aliens vs Predator - Requiem) for 20th Century Fox (also the studio behind Avatar).

PW didn't provide any further details than that, but SCI FI Wire claims that the project is likely Doomsday Protocol, a spec script that Salerno sold to Fox in the fall of 2008.

The Hollywood Reporter described the project at the time as "an epic science fiction adventure in the vein of The Seven Samurai" that revolves around a group of aliens and humans with various super-abilities who are brought together to save Earth.

How in hell is this piece of shit still working?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on December 10, 2009, 06:51:43 PM
Cameron's Next Film Revealed?
Avatar helmer may send Seven Samurai into space.
Source: IGN

James Cameron may not be done with outer space adventures once his sci-fi epic Avatar opens next week.

Production Weekly tweets that Cameron is developing a sci-fi action script penned by Shane Salerno (Armageddon, Aliens vs Predator - Requiem) for 20th Century Fox (also the studio behind Avatar).

PW didn't provide any further details than that, but SCI FI Wire claims that the project is likely Doomsday Protocol, a spec script that Salerno sold to Fox in the fall of 2008.

The Hollywood Reporter described the project at the time as "an epic science fiction adventure in the vein of The Seven Samurai" that revolves around a group of aliens and humans with various super-abilities who are brought together to save Earth.

And I thought Samurai 7 sounded like crap.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on December 10, 2009, 06:55:50 PM
How in hell is this piece of shit still working?

My thoughts exactly. AvP: Requiem? Reaaaaally? As for this:

The Hollywood Reporter described the project at the time as "an epic science fiction adventure in the vein of The Seven Samurai" that revolves around a group of aliens and humans with various super-abilities who are brought together to save Earth.

It has me convinced that this is just a joke.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on December 10, 2009, 08:16:44 PM
YEa I don't really buy it. Cameron is planning on doing Battle Angel Alita after Avatar as well as a few other projects, I wouldn't get all up in arms over this just yet.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on December 11, 2009, 04:07:23 PM
What's most surprising about this is he's still speaking of doing all these later projects when he (read: no one) is sure about the success of his over-budgeted movie, which, if it fails (or does not return a profit) would make all these plans of his nil. And if this is the direction he is going, is probably the better outcome for all of us.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on December 11, 2009, 05:50:45 PM
What's most surprising about this is he's still speaking of doing all these later projects when he (read: no one) is sure about the success of his over-budgeted movie, which, if it fails (or does not return a profit) would make all these plans of his nil. And if this is the direction he is going, is probably the better outcome for all of us.

Well come on, I mean say what you will about the guy but who wouldn't think if he was to have made the Terminator sequels it would have been better? I understand the problems people have with Avatar (the more I see the trailer the more I feel like I just seen the whole movie already) but I think Battle Angel Alita would be cool. I know Cameron is into some anime and manga, and he's still a potentially good director, he just has an ego the size of the titanic, pun intended.

Of course if that Seven Samurai in space shit is true I'll probably kill myself.  :mozgus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Henry Spencer on December 11, 2009, 08:34:30 PM
Is Cameron becoming the next Michael Cimino? :carcus:
I'd love to see Cameron do Gunnm, just not with robot smurfs, please. A great shame Stan Winston isn't around to keep Cameron's ego in check anymore.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on December 11, 2009, 08:52:05 PM
All Cameron should do to redeem himself is True Lies 2. Who's with me?

"And she's got the most incredible body too and a pair of titties that make you wanna stand up and beg for buttermilk. Ass like a ten year old boy!"

Probably the best movie quote ever.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on December 11, 2009, 10:11:55 PM
I think Battle Angel Alita would be cool.

Everytime I read the words "Battle Angel Alita" I hate Cameron a little more.

All Cameron should do to redeem himself is True Lies 2. Who's with me?

True Lies is overrated IMHO.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on December 11, 2009, 11:38:01 PM
True Lies is overrated IMHO.

But not Jamie Lee Curtis!

I was being mildly sarcastic. It's not a great movie, just good fun. I somehow put in the same bag as Last Action Hero. Dunno why. Probably because they're both over the top, the difference is one is blatantly self-conscious.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: njashi9 on December 12, 2009, 02:23:34 AM
then BAM!

The real Avatar movie is released and it's actually revolutionary.

......

Hey, we can dream, can't we?

Roger Ebert actually compares it to watching Star Wars back in 1977 in his review.:void:

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091211/REVIEWS/912119998 (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091211/REVIEWS/912119998)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on December 12, 2009, 03:16:42 AM
I wasn't expecting that at all. I might actually go see this.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on December 13, 2009, 06:07:14 AM
Even though I haven't seen Twilight (and never will), this seems like a mix between it and The Crow.... only worse.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/fadingofthecries/ (http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/fadingofthecries/)

edit: I only post this because of how it reminded me of Twilight (from what I've heard of it and the numerous trailers shoved in my face), and since that series has become so huge, I can only grimace at the idea that this movie will become a success as well.... spawning more and more movies with the same likeness.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Death May Die on December 14, 2009, 02:38:13 AM
Yah for Avatar, good review. :ubik:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on December 15, 2009, 12:07:24 AM
Anyone else think that Sherlock Holmes looks terrible? The trailer seems way to actiony, and I saw at least two explosions, that's two too many.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on December 15, 2009, 12:13:17 AM
Anyone else think that Sherlock Holmes looks terrible? The trailer seems way to actiony...

I'll have to be the judge of that, Mister Twilight fan.  :azan:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on December 15, 2009, 12:29:18 AM
I'll have to be the judge of that, Mister Twilight fan.  :azan:

For the record I haven't seen New Moon, and I won't until I run into someone who has the dvd.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on December 15, 2009, 05:42:44 AM
Anyone else think that Sherlock Holmes looks terrible? The trailer seems way to actiony, and I saw at least two explosions, that's one too many.

It looks entertaining, but I doubt it's going to be all that faithful to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's characters/stories. If reviews are positive I might check it out.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on December 15, 2009, 09:57:00 AM
Anyone else think that Sherlock Holmes looks terrible? The trailer seems way to actiony, and I saw at least two explosions, that's two too many.

I wouldn't say that it looks "terrible" in itself, but like Rhombaad I think it's just not going to be very faithful to the original works. Which is unfortunate.

For the record I haven't seen New Moon, and I won't until I run into someone who has the dvd.

If that was meant to be a rebuttal it's comically weak.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on December 15, 2009, 10:47:09 PM
Avatar was nominated for Best Motion Picture Drama at the Golden Globes, so at least the one major Hollywood institution, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, is taking it seriously. It also currently has an 89 at Metacritic with 7 reviews, but with considerably more at Rotten Tomatoes it's still pulling an 86%, "Consensus: It might be more impressive on a technical level than as a piece of storytelling, but Avatar reaffirms James Cameron's singular gift for imaginative, absorbing filmmaking."

Well, that's nice to hear. Anyway, these things unfortunately don't exclude the possibility of total suckage, while only raising my expectations... but I feel better about it than I did before.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on December 16, 2009, 01:30:00 AM
http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2009/12/scottworld.php

Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe both return for the sequel to Gladiator.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on December 16, 2009, 01:56:28 AM
http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2009/12/scottworld.php

Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe both return for the sequel to Gladiator.

Oh god, what a bore. Well it can't be worse than the Costner version can it?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on December 16, 2009, 03:55:41 AM
Gladiator 2: Robin Hoodaloo.

Crowe is the worst choice ever for Robin Hood. If they were looking for an aging fat bastard to play the part, why wasn't this a Mel Gibson joint?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on December 16, 2009, 04:00:43 AM
Gladiator 2: Robin Hoodaloo.

Crowe is the worst choice ever for Robin Hood. If they were looking for an aging fat bastard to play the part, why wasn't this a Mel Gibson joint?

Seriously he doesn't fit the role at all. He didn't even look right holding the bow for some strange reason. He just isn't Robin Hood.

(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/43/robinhoodcopy.jpg)

Here's my photoshop of the history of Robin Hood. He just doesn't fit, granted half of those are a joke, a bad depiction or a cartoon, but still it doesn't work. Nothing compares to Errol Flynn anyway.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on December 16, 2009, 05:09:43 AM
Oh god, what a bore. Well it can't be worse than the Costner version can it?

I say it can. The Costner version, for all its hogwash, had a lot of character(s), charm, and overall entertainment value; it's actually an iconic early 90's movie, for better or worse. This one just looks like, as you said, a bore. Maybe that's iconic of this decade's movies.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on December 16, 2009, 06:02:53 AM
I say it can. The Costner version, for all its hogwash, had a lot of character(s), charm, and overall entertainment value; it's actually an iconic early 90's movie, for better or worse. This one just looks like, as you said, a bore. Maybe that's iconic of this decade's movies.


Ok so it could possibly be worse than Cosnter's, but seriously Cosnter's Robin Hood is one of the worst movies ever made by humans. I wouldn't say it has "charm" (or entertainment). Also biggest waste of talent.
(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/9624/robinhoodwhyrickman.jpg)


Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on December 16, 2009, 06:59:18 AM
"I'll cut your heart out with a SPOOOOOOOON!" :ubik:

Oh, you're taking it WAY too seriously, it's a great guilty pleasure cable movie, everything from the cheesy subtitle to the corresponding love song during the credits; where else will you find Costner, Freeman, Rickman, Christian Slater, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and even bloody Sean Connery all miscast and hamming it up in their primes?

It's so (bad, it's) good in that regard, it even inspired, nay, demanded, one of the more memorable parodies of the 90's. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on December 16, 2009, 07:20:08 AM
Ha ha, true that! I love those hand held crossbow pistols that they use constantly ( or was that first knight? doesn't matter) Quick question- is this the one where Sean Connery french kisses the chick at the end? I have that image from my distant childhood. That was so terrible, was it really prince of thieves?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on December 16, 2009, 08:32:47 AM
I say it can. The Costner version, for all its hogwash, had a lot of character(s), charm, and overall entertainment value; it's actually an iconic early 90's movie, for better or worse. This one just looks like, as you said, a bore. Maybe that's iconic of this decade's movies.

I have to agree with that. Morgan Freeman's scimitar-throw at the end redeems everything else. Oburi, your taste in movies lacks credibility. :iva: And like NightCrawler said, Russel Crowe strikes me as being miscast here.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on December 19, 2009, 11:02:11 PM
Seriously he doesn't fit the role at all. He didn't even look right holding the bow for some strange reason. He just isn't Robin Hood.

That's because Christian Bale was set to be Robin Hood but he declined. Crowe was already cast in another part in the movie but was recast as Robin Hood when Bale dropped out.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on December 20, 2009, 12:43:11 AM
I just watched the trailer for Robin Hood and I don't think it looks that bad. I hate to admit that I haven't seen Prince of Thieves since I was very young. The spoon line is one that I remember laughing at when I was a kid:

"Why a spoon?"
"'Cause it'll hurt more!"

...or something like that. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on December 21, 2009, 02:30:54 AM
I think the poster best captures the exciting potential:

(http://images.apple.com/moviesxml/s/universal/posters/robinhood_l200912150830.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on December 21, 2009, 02:34:07 AM
One would think they'd try to come up with a more clever title. Prince of Thieves was a welcome change from straight up ROBIN HOOD.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on December 21, 2009, 02:44:47 PM
One would think they'd try to come up with a more clever title. Prince of Thieves was a welcome change from straight up ROBIN HOOD.

It was going to be called Nottingham for a while, but Scott decided to change it for some reason.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Konketsuji on December 24, 2009, 11:31:47 AM
I just watched the trailer for Robin Hood and I don't think it looks that bad.
Yeah, it looks nice, but one thing that caught my attention was a rubber shield that was trembling while some warrior was running, it reminded me of Gladiator's rubber knife. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on December 24, 2009, 02:24:35 PM
It was going to be called Nottingham for a while, but Scott decided to change it for some reason.

People are going to recognize the name Robin Hood more than something like Nottingham. I'm sure it's a cheap move to get more people to pay attention to the movie.

In a way, they're not really wrong. Plenty of dumb people who wouldn't have any idea what Nottingham refers to.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on December 24, 2009, 04:12:12 PM
People are going to recognize the name Robin Hood more than something like Nottingham. I'm sure it's a cheap move to get more people to pay attention to the movie.

In a way, they're not really wrong. Plenty of dumb people who wouldn't have any idea what Nottingham refers to.
So, movies should always cater to idiots? Also, I'd think having Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott in the credits to your movie would draw enough attention for the average idiot. By your logic, more people would have seen The Dark Knight had it been called something like Batman 2.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on December 24, 2009, 04:16:18 PM
Also, I'd think having Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott in the credits to your movie would draw enough attention for the average idiot.

It sure got my attention, haha. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on December 25, 2009, 01:37:46 AM
So, movies should always cater to idiots? Also, I'd think having Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott in the credits to your movie would draw enough attention for the average idiot. By your logic, more people would have seen The Dark Knight had it been called something like Batman 2.

I'm not necessarily saying they should, but I can almost guarantee you that's why the movie was named straight up Robin Hood and I honestly would not be surprised if there wasn't plenty of people who didn't initially know that the Dark Knight = Batman. If the Dark Knight hadn't been so hyped up, it very well might have been better served having Batman somewhere in the title. As dumb as it seems, you need to understand the average Walmart shopping individual. The name Robin Hood evokes certain schema that the name Nottingham doesn't and if that gets more people in the seats, that's all the marketing team really cares about.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on December 28, 2009, 02:10:48 PM
Got free movie passes for x-mas.  :guts:
Went to see Sherlock Holmes and really, what is there to say? It was pretty mediocre. Downey Jr. and Jude Law were enjoyable but it was pretty predictable and seemed to drag on a bit. It's a rental for sure guys.

But, I DID buy District 9 on Blu-Ray. Now that was a good goddamn time. 
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on January 05, 2010, 05:01:02 PM
Even though I'll most likely see it, I still feel the upcoming Dune remake belongs in this thread. Peter Berg apparently dropped out of the project in October, which is good because he was planning to make the movie an action flick instead of sticking closer to the novel (which to be fair, does have its share of action, it's just not the focal point). I got this off of a link on Rotten Tomatoes:

Quote
Paramount has found a new director for its remake of the sci-fi classic Dune, after Peter Berg dropped off the project in October. The studio has hired Taken helmer Pierre Morel to oversee the movie. Paramount is currently looking for a new writer to incorporate Morel’s vision of the project into the original draft by Quantum of Solace scribe Josh Zetumer. Morel plans to make a very faithful adaptation of the 1965 book by Frank Herbert. The movie is a high priority for Paramount’s production chief Adam Goodman. Kevin Misher and Richard Rubinstein are producing.

I'm a little worried about Josh Zetumer being involved with the project, as I thought the writing in Quantum of Solace was extremely weak, but for all we know Pierre Morel's crew will change the script completely.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on January 05, 2010, 06:08:18 PM
Even though I'll most likely see it, I still feel the upcoming Dune remake belongs in this thread.

Blah. Any Dune movie belongs in here. At least the Lynch movie had superb music and a few great shots of the desert.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on January 05, 2010, 06:18:23 PM
Blah. Any Dune movie belongs in here. At least the Lynch movie had superb music and a few great shots of the desert.

Haha, especially the Sci-Fi (SyFy :schierke:) version. At least the Lynch version had style.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on January 05, 2010, 06:53:05 PM
Haha, especially the Sci-Fi (SyFy :schierke:) version.

Man don't even mention that disaster.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Nomad on January 05, 2010, 08:05:36 PM
Haha, especially the Sci-Fi (SyFy :schierke:) version. At least the Lynch version had style.
Indeed. Aaz and I share the same passion for that soundtrack. And in my personal visual prefference
some of the visuals to me will be eternal (water drop scene for instance). Whoever it is that will be
making this remake has some big shoes to fill if they wish to impress the nerd community.  My hopes
are low, but one can hope.

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on January 05, 2010, 08:16:17 PM
 My hopes
are low, but one can hope.
(http://www.crankycritic.com/qa/pf_articles/images/dreamcatcher34.jpg)
"Hope is a dangerous thing."
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on January 05, 2010, 09:40:24 PM
Indeed. Aaz and I share the same passion for that soundtrack.

I keep hearing good things (mainly from you guys) about Toto's soundtrack for the movie. I really need to pick it up (wonder if it's on iTunes...). Another one I really love from back in the 80s is the Blade Runner soundtrack by Vangelis (technically it was released in '94, but the movie is from the 80s). The main theme where you see the expanse of 2019 LA is awesome.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on January 05, 2010, 10:00:03 PM
I keep hearing good things (mainly from you guys) about Toto's soundtrack for the movie. I really need to pick it up (wonder if it's on iTunes...). Another one I really love from back in the 80s is the Blade Runner soundtrack by Vangelis (technically it was released in '94, but the movie is from the 80s).

Incidentally, those two soundtracks were the main inspiration for Mass Effect's OST. Just sayin'. (http://aazealh.net/Divers/N7.gif)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on January 05, 2010, 10:24:10 PM
Incidentally, those two soundtracks were the main inspiration for Mass Effect's OST. Just sayin'. (http://aazealh.net/Divers/N7.gif)

I really need to download that game. I hear it's pretty cheap on Steam right now. I'm so behind the times when it comes to video games.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on January 12, 2010, 03:08:38 AM
http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.ap.org/spiderman-4-delayed-maguire-raimi-out-ap

Spidey 3 made a gazillion dollars but wasn't very good, so the studio wisely decided to go in a... worse direction. Seriously, a reboot, 8 years after the original? Unless they're going to offer the franchise to James Cameron, now that he's hot shit again, to bring his lost vision of it to the big screen, I don't follow the logic of the gamble (of course, it's not such a gamble, since unless it's a spectacular failure it's going to make money anyway).

Oh, and here's a dreadful superhero sampler:

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature//movie-talk-blake-lively-superhero-club.html

Green Lantern, Deadpool, X-Men prequel, Jonah Hex, and Thor. Oh my.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on January 12, 2010, 04:09:20 AM
Oh, and here's a dreadful superhero sampler:

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature//movie-talk-blake-lively-superhero-club.html

Green Lantern, Deadpool, X-Men prequel, Jonah Hex, and Thor. Oh my.
Ryan Reynolds as fucking Hal Jordan? Well, at least this is in the appropriate thread.  :azan:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on January 12, 2010, 04:59:08 AM
http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.ap.org/spiderman-4-delayed-maguire-raimi-out-ap

Spidey 3 made a gazillion dollars but wasn't very good, so the studio wisely decided to go in a... worse direction. Seriously, a reboot, 8 years after the original? Unless they're going to offer the franchise to James Cameron, now that he's hot shit again, to bring his lost vision of it to the big screen, I don't follow the logic of the gamble (of course, it's not such a gamble, since unless it's a spectacular failure it's going to make money anyway).

Oh, and here's a dreadful superhero sampler:

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature//movie-talk-blake-lively-superhero-club.html

Green Lantern, Deadpool, X-Men prequel, Jonah Hex, and Thor. Oh my.

(http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Science/Images/drooling-homer-simpson.jpg)

..mmmmmm Blake Lively...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on January 14, 2010, 04:01:11 PM
Clash of the Titans (remake)

From IGN
There are rumblings that reshoots are set to film this month -- planned not just to correct perceived issues with the movie, but because the studio has opted to expand the films budget and make it even more epic. Worthington told The L.A. Times, "They cut loose with some money so we can add to it." He admits, however, "There were some creaky parts, but they are the parts we knew were creaky and that we knew were going to be creaky going into it. The studio is also letting us add some gods and scenes, and they're talking about making the movie a 3D film."

Now, replace the word 'creaky' for 'shitty'. "Now we have more money to make it less awful. Oh, oh and since we're done let's make it 3-D!"

(http://a1.vox.com/6a00c2251ffd548e1d00c22523c8e98fdb-500pi)
"Martha's polishin' the brass on the Titanic. It's all going down man..."



Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on January 14, 2010, 04:06:56 PM
Clash of the Titans (remake)
When the trailer's first few seconds came on in the theater before Avatar, my wife nudged me and said, "Hey, I want to see this." Then, as the trailer ended, she nudged me again. "Forget I said anything." My lips are sealed  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on January 14, 2010, 04:17:52 PM
My lips are sealed  :carcus:

You've trained her well.  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on January 14, 2010, 04:25:21 PM
My lips are sealed  :carcus:

Your fingers still work though eh?

But I thought the same thing too. At first I was like "YEA AWESOME!" but by the end of the trailer I was all like "naa, forget that".
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on January 14, 2010, 04:29:34 PM
Yeah, it's one of those movies where I'd be surprised if it turned out to be good, but I don't have much hope for it. I'm still looking forward to Robin Hood though, hehe. :iva:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on January 14, 2010, 05:05:47 PM
(http://cdn.fd.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Michaelceramovie-Flowchart.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on January 14, 2010, 05:30:26 PM
It's the makings of a hit!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on January 16, 2010, 08:53:19 AM
Shooting has wrapped for Predators

(http://www.avpgalaxy.net/images/news/2010/20100116.jpg)
Ehhhh :facepalm:

Gallery:
http://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=244

And supposedly the ending has been leaked...

None of this feels right.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on January 16, 2010, 08:59:25 AM
Shooting has wrapped for Predators

http://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=244&pos=11 (http://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=244&pos=11)

Fuck these guys.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: dwarfkicker on January 24, 2010, 01:50:19 AM
Wow, I'm not liking the cast for the Predators movie.  And the Predators themselves look retarded as all hell.  What the fuck  :mozgus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on January 24, 2010, 02:23:56 AM
Yea it's looking really bad. Why does Adrian Brody have to be in it?  Since when is he on par with an action hero like Dutch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuWwfFFj7i0

basically my reaction to those set pics.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on January 24, 2010, 09:59:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuWwfFFj7i0

basically my reaction to those set pics.
Geez it doesn't look THAT bad. Don't get me wrong, this is easily one of the remakes I'm least excited about seeing happen. But that pic doesn't seal the deal on its shittiness.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on January 25, 2010, 02:22:42 AM
Yea lol, but don't the heads look too big for the bodies in that pic? It seems out of proportion.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on January 25, 2010, 03:09:24 AM
Yea lol, but the don't the heads look too big for the bodies in that pic? It seems out of proportion.

Those are helmets.

Also, keep in mind, set pictures don't really do a good job representing what the movie is going to look like. Especially when there's a lot of blue screen or CGI involved.

I'm not saying the movie is going to be any good, but those pictures aren't a good way to make a call like that.

Quote from: Walter
this is easily one of the remakes I'm least excited about seeing happen

Not to nitpick, but from my understanding this isn't a remake but a reboot. Doesn't really justify it anymore, but at least the original source material isn't being touched. It's just that after this movie we'll have one universe where "Predator" is the origin, and another where "Predators" is. I guess you could probably attribute that fact to why their using a pretty "non-action" star such as Adrien Brody in this one: most likely to seperate it as much as possible from the Ahnold universe.

Pretty sure it's a no-brainer as to which is the better of the two. But eh, let each man decide for himself.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on January 25, 2010, 03:39:40 AM
http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi630391833/

robin hood trailer
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on January 25, 2010, 04:17:30 AM
Not to nitpick, but from my understanding this isn't a remake but a reboot.
PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFffffffffff...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on January 25, 2010, 04:37:30 AM
We don't need any God damned Predatorz sympathizers in this thread. :azan:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Death May Die on January 25, 2010, 05:35:22 AM
I remember the Predators movies not being good after the first one. Why would this new movie change that?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on January 25, 2010, 05:59:21 AM
http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.ap.org/avatar-tops-box-office-sixthstraight-week-ap

I'm putting this in here since people are sick of Avatar in the other thread, plus I'm looking at it from the perspective of Titanic falling by the wayside. =)

2 Billion is in sight.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on January 25, 2010, 06:56:57 AM
Yea lol, but don't the heads look too big for the bodies in that pic? It seems out of proportion.

Yes they do.

Those are helmets.

Still too big for the bodies they go on.

Pretty sure it's a no-brainer as to which is the better of the two. But eh, let each man decide for himself.

Real men decided long ago. :azan:

I'm putting this in here since people are sick of Avatar in the other thread, plus I'm looking at it from the perspective of Titanic falling by the wayside. =)

Hahaha yeah, the good side is at least now Titanic won't be #1 anymore. :void:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on January 25, 2010, 01:06:12 PM
Still too big for the bodies they go on.
Just think of it as Big Head mode in NBA Jam. That was fun, so I see no reason it won't work for PredatorZ!  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on January 27, 2010, 04:40:33 PM
Did anyone else see Terminator Salvation? I just watched it the other night and need to vent a little. My god was that horrible, possibly one of the worst movies I have ever seen. The acting was embarrassing, the action was so bad and retarded, I was laughing the whole time it was so amazingly bad. I'm just still in shock at how predictable the plot was, I felt like a mind reader saying everything that was going to happen. Man that series really went to shit.

ok done now  :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: fuxberg on January 27, 2010, 06:05:29 PM
Did anyone else see Terminator Salvation? I just watched it the other night and need to vent a little. My god was that horrible, possibly one of the worst movies I have ever seen. The acting was embarrassing, the action was so bad and retarded, I was laughing the whole time it was so amazingly bad. I'm just still in shock at how predictable the plot was, I felt like a mind reader saying everything that was going to happen. Man that series really went to shit.

ok done now  :guts:

Yeah I went to the theater to see it.  :schierke:
Agree on everything above. Favorite part? The heli crash scene at the beginning. 
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on January 27, 2010, 06:58:29 PM
Yeah I went to the theater to see it.  :schierke:
Agree on everything above. Favorite part? The heli crash scene at the beginning. 

And then again at later point in the movie. I swear most helicopter crashes end in explosions, Christian Bale survived two in one movie
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on January 29, 2010, 05:38:46 AM
Heh, I just watched Terminator Salvation and I enjoyed it. Nothing blockbuster or anything, but worth the 2 hours it took to watch it. When Marcus saved the girl from being raped I gave myself a little "Hell Yeah"... then I did it again when we saw Ah-neld - wasn't expecting that!

Also, having Marcus not realize he was a half machine was very well done in my opinion. I actually felt for his character in certain scenes. This definitely isn't Cameron's Terminator, but I wasn't expecting it to be... especially with a director named "McG". It sort of flipped the whole concept of the series upside down and had you wanting John Connor willing to accept the Terminator instead of the opposite.

As usual, I had low expectations going into it, and I wasn't disappointed! From most of the reviews I've read (including some recent ones in this thread), I expected a horrible mess - and that's not what I saw. Maybe I'm just old school, but I even appreciated all the cheesy lines that connected it to the old movies like, "Come with me if you want to live." , "I'll be back" , and "There is no fate but what we make."
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on January 29, 2010, 07:15:36 AM

As usual, I had low expectations going into it, and I wasn't disappointed! From most of the reviews I've read (including some recent ones in this thread), I expected a horrible mess - and that's not what I saw. Maybe I'm just old school, but I even appreciated all the cheesy lines that connected it to the old movies like, "Come with me if you want to live." , "I'll be back" , and "There is no fate but what we make."

There were so many obvious references to the old movies that is was distracting and silly how not subtle they were, thus making them not cool and pretty lame actually, IMO.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on January 31, 2010, 05:50:51 AM
There were so many obvious references to the old movies that is was distracting and silly how not subtle they were, thus making them not cool and pretty lame actually, IMO.

Yeah I can see that. My opinion was certainly influenced by my audience (my g/f who had didn't really remember the original Terminators - got her interested in re-watching them! Score.), so that was part of my enjoyment. Also, I was impressed with how focal they made Kyle Reese. He has always been my favorite character in the Terminator franchise, and even though corny, I liked how we got a sort of "training" for Kyle in how to protect someone courtesy of Marcus and John Connor. It connected a lot of dots together and brought the story full circle in some respects.

At some points I felt like they would start down a subplot and then not really touch it again, which was out of place and odd, but I recently read "McG" had plans for sequels. So maybe he would've expanded on these and moved forward, though I fear that that might've hurt the series more than help it. All-in-all I have mixed feelings, but I got that old 80's action movie feeling, like I'd be able to rewatch this 10-20 years from now and still enjoy it.

We'll see!  :serpico:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on February 03, 2010, 11:29:40 PM
http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/02/03/watchmen-2-looks-like-a-real-possibility/

Umm yea...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on February 03, 2010, 11:46:05 PM
http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/02/03/watchmen-2-looks-like-a-real-possibility/

Umm yea...

Yay, i hope they'll finally turn this into a movie:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3635/3320399965_d22ac58313_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on February 03, 2010, 11:55:45 PM
http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/02/03/watchmen-2-looks-like-a-real-possibility/

Umm yea...

Gross.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on February 04, 2010, 12:15:13 AM
Gross.

Indeed, I love all the sordid details though, which are probably more fitting of the mood of Watchmen than any of the material that'll come out of these planned bastardizations (and they clearly know it). Maybe the real plan is to take all the people that would agree to work on these projects out on a boat and explode them, making Watchmen safe once and for all. =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on February 04, 2010, 12:21:18 AM
http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/02/03/watchmen-2-looks-like-a-real-possibility/

Umm yea...

Ugh. As much as I liked the movie, this is pretty disgusting.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on February 04, 2010, 12:31:30 AM
Ugh. As much as I liked the movie, this is pretty disgusting.

Yeah, it's a bad start when they aren't even pretending to do this for organic artistic purposes but are instead coming up with a long term scheme to spread the blame thin for these exploitations. This whole thing reminds me of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII concept, where instead of doing a direct sequel or something truly ambitious with the material, they aim for the middle with a bunch of mediocre to start spin-offs and byproducts so they can't fail too spectacularly, the original is still kept somewhat insulated despite the brand being diluted, and the money rolls in either way.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on February 08, 2010, 09:16:29 AM
A truly DREADFUL double post! :void:

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/usmovies.accesshollywood.com/taylor-lautner-stretch-into-latest-role

Quote
Taylor Lautner has been cast in the title role of "Stretch Armstrong," Universal Pictures confirmed to Access Hollywood.

"The Twilight Saga" star will take on the role of the rubbery hero based on the Hasbro toy. The 3-D film will be released in 2012.

So this is what the Mayans were talking about, and just listen to this phony gasbag:

Quote
"In the past two years, Taylor has emerged as a real star at the global box office. He brings the perfect balance of energy and athleticism to the role of an unlikely super hero with a fantastic super power," Universal Pictures co-chairman Donna Langley said in a statement to Access. "We couldn't be more pleased that he has agreed to be our Stretch."

Uh huh, the horrors continue:

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The film's 2012 release is geared toward allowing him time to work on his previously announced projects - the title role in "Max Steel" as well as the films "Northern Lights" and "Cancun," a film centered on his martial-arts skills. A final film - or potentially two films - based on "Breaking Dawn," the fourth book in "The Twilight Saga," has yet to be made official.

Is there anything redeemable in this article about the state of the movies?

Quote
In related news, another Hasbro property-turned-Universal film, director Peter Berg's "Battleship," has moved its release date to May 25, 2012 - Memorial Day weekend.

No.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on February 08, 2010, 12:26:04 PM
I had to check to make sure this wasn't an Onion article.
Edit: It amazes me how much Taylor Lauter, looks like my brother.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on February 08, 2010, 01:26:58 PM
Some people need to go away and die.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Death May Die on February 11, 2010, 05:19:19 AM
Ugh, you the reboot list is getting longer and longer, and lamer and lamer. (Even sadder this is a old list)

http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/261202/46_movie_remakes_and_reboots_currently_in_the_works.html (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/261202/46_movie_remakes_and_reboots_currently_in_the_works.html)


Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on February 11, 2010, 01:23:54 PM
Ugh, you the reboot list is getting longer and longer, and lamer and lamer. (Even sadder this is a old list)

http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/261202/46_movie_remakes_and_reboots_currently_in_the_works.html (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/261202/46_movie_remakes_and_reboots_currently_in_the_works.html)

Only one of them doesn't deserve to be lumped together with all of those:

Quote
True Grit

The Coen Brothers are taking on the film that bagged John Wayne an Oscar, as the pair are looking to bring a fresh take on True Grit to the big screen. Their version is said to veer from the source book a little more, with the focus of the story switching to the 14-year-old girl who hunts down the killer of her father. The Coen Brothers are penning the script for the film, which is expected to film soon.

The biggest problem with most of these movies is that a lot of them are remaking movies that came out just a short time ago.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on February 19, 2010, 11:30:28 AM
Short Clash of the Titans featurette if anyone is interested. http://www.movieweb.com/news/NEdhnkheShUmgh

I suppose it belongs here.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on February 22, 2010, 11:05:22 PM
Short Clash of the Titans featurette if anyone is interested. http://www.movieweb.com/news/NEdhnkheShUmgh

I suppose it belongs here.

Why? Other than my issue with the look of Liam Neeson's costume as Zeus I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on February 22, 2010, 11:11:37 PM
I'm probably going to try and see it, but personally I'd like for someone to try and make their own original movie instead of doing a remake.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on February 22, 2010, 11:22:01 PM
Well, Zeus-Neeson's costume does resemble the look of the Gods in the original film. This Clash will basically be 300 with more monsters.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on February 23, 2010, 12:10:17 AM
Short Clash of the Titans featurette if anyone is interested. http://www.movieweb.com/news/NEdhnkheShUmgh

Clicked on this, looked decent. Then I saw links to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (I thought it was over...), Die Hard 5 (ugh) and Unbreakable 2 (UGH).
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on February 23, 2010, 02:58:06 AM
Unbreakable 2 (UGH).

The sequel to the movie nobody wanted to see!

I actually enjoyed Die Hard 4 for what it was worth though; when techno terrorists take over the modern world, only an old-fashioned guy can stop them, WITH HIS FISTS! :guts:

I think it's the first jock vs. nerd movie where the jock is the underdog you're clearly rooting for. =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on February 23, 2010, 09:22:06 AM
Well, Zeus-Neeson's costume does resemble the look of the Gods in the original film. This Clash will basically be 300 with more monsters.


Maybe I should have specified or said it this way. I'm absolutely fine with his costume but....I just wish they made his hair and beard white. When I think of Zeus I think white beard and white hair.


Then I saw links to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (I thought it was over...)


Ya I'm a big Pirates fan and been following that one for a while now. Seems they're using a book of the same name for it's inspiration. The villain is Blackbeard in this one. They'll be filming in Hawaii and just added to the cast was Penelope Cruz. :carcus: Probably as a "distraction" for Jack Sparrow.


I'm excited of course. They say they'll be trying to make the movie more in line with how the first POTC was. I'm sure most people liked the first more than 2 and 3. Personally, I loved 3.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on February 23, 2010, 10:29:25 AM
I actually enjoyed Die Hard 4 for what it was worth though; when techno terrorists take over the modern world, only an old-fashioned guy can stop them, WITH HIS FISTS! :guts:

I think it's the first jock vs. nerd movie where the jock is the underdog you're clearly rooting for. =)

Bah, I don't know, maybe I should watch it again but I felt it lacked something.

Maybe I should have specified or said it this way. I'm absolutely fine with his costume but....I just wish they made his hair and beard white. When I think of Zeus I think white beard and white hair.

Yeah I thought it was odd as well.

They say they'll be trying to make the movie more in line with how the first POTC was. I'm sure most people liked the first more than 2 and 3. Personally, I loved 3.

That's probably a good thing. When I watched the first movie I was just happy to see a revival of the genre, and I thought they pulled it off well. Good summer flick. Then I felt the second and third installments lost the delicate chemistry that had made the first one a success and tried to replace it with crazier story developments. I think it would have been wiser to discard the boring characters (Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, Norrington) and to focus on Sparrow instead of trying to make them badasses. But then again, after the last two movies I think I've had enough of Sparrow's wacky antics as well...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on February 23, 2010, 08:56:16 PM
I think it would have been wiser to discard the boring characters (Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann, Norrington) and to focus on Sparrow instead of trying to make them badasses.

No Turner and Swann lovey dovey stories in this one so I think you'll be happy to hear that. I heard neither of them are returning.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 01, 2010, 02:35:20 AM
Waste of a post in all honesty, but for all of you who might want to see The Crazies, don't. I went to a 10:05 pm showing out of sheer fucking boredom and I fell asleep 3/4 of the way through. I didn't see the original so I can't honestly compare. It hit the ground running but should've begun with a slow jog to conserve energy for the finish line.

Proj says: Save yo money.

You're Crazy to see this movie. Too much?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on March 01, 2010, 04:33:54 AM
The sequel to the movie nobody wanted to see!

I actually enjoyed Die Hard 4 for what it was worth though; when techno terrorists take over the modern world, only an old-fashioned guy can stop them, WITH HIS FISTS! :guts:

I think it's the first jock vs. nerd movie where the jock is the underdog you're clearly rooting for. =)

You didn't like Unbreakable but you liked Die Hard 4? I'm starting to doubt your taste in cinema, sir!

Die Hard 4 was fucking terrible! Of all the 80's action movie stars reprising their roles, this was BY FAR the worst. Shit I watched it drunk and still couldn't find enjoyment out of it. Unbreakable had a pretty original and refreshing take on the super-hero genre.

Funny really, since both movies star super secksy Bruce Willis. What a stud.  :slan:

Quote
I fell asleep 3/4 of the way through. I didn't see the original so I can't honestly compare. It hit the ground running but should've begun with a slow jog to conserve energy for the finish line.

Really? You fell asleep?  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 01, 2010, 04:42:57 AM
Die Hard 4?

He didn't even say, "Yippe Ki Yay Motherfucker."
"Yippe Ki Yay Motha-*GUNSHOT*" doesn't count. Fighter Jet vs. Semi? No.

Really? You fell asleep?  :ganishka:

I did indeed. My asshole friend kept smacking my leg whispering, "Boo." Let's say I was less than amused.  :mozgus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on March 01, 2010, 06:24:04 AM
I did indeed. My asshole friend kept smacking my leg whispering, "Boo." Let's say I was less than amused.  :mozgus:

Haha. You should've told your friend that you got more of your money's worth out of the nap than you would've by watching the movie. That was always my mother's excuse.  :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on March 01, 2010, 06:26:17 PM
You didn't like Unbreakable but you liked Die Hard 4? I'm starting to doubt your taste in cinema, sir!

Die Hard 4 was fucking terrible! Of all the 80's action movie stars reprising their roles, this was BY FAR the worst. Shit I watched it drunk and still couldn't find enjoyment out of it. Unbreakable had a pretty original and refreshing take on the super-hero genre.

That's pretty damning coming from the guy defending Terminator Salvation and, most shamefully, pre-apologizing for PrEdAToRz. So, to clarify, I wasn't saying I didn't like Unbreakable, just that there's no need for a sequel either creatively or financially (which is specifically what my comment was alluding too). Secondly, that was completely unrelated to what I said about Live Free or Die Hard, so I'm not sure why you're doing some misguided comparison, since I wasn't. Finally, as for that movie, while it indeed was no way a worthy successor to the original Die Hard (there isn't and won't be one), if you can get over that, it's actually most entertaining as an ironic and abstract old-school-action-hero-comes-and-destroys-a-bad-modern-action-movie story. It still has all the conventions of, and in fact is, a terrible modern action movie... except that John McClane shows up and completely kills it with relish, acting as an anachronism in the movie both literally and figuratively. In that sense it's a relative triumph in its own right among these sorry retreads, and I'm not sure how else one should take the movie, though certainly not seriously. I'm sorry your GIRLFRIEND didn't see it that way. :iva:

He didn't even say, "Yippe Ki Yay Motherfucker."
"Yippe Ki Yay Motha-*GUNSHOT*" doesn't count. Fighter Jet vs. Semi? No.

Oh yeah, one more thing, you gotta watch the unrated version, you bunch of slack-jawed faggots. :badbone:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on March 02, 2010, 08:23:37 AM
So, to clarify, I wasn't saying I didn't like Unbreakable, just that there's no need for a sequel either creatively or financially (which is specifically what my comment was alluding too).

Except... M. Night Shyamalan had planned for Unbreakable to be a trilogy since pre-conception, so it completely makes sense that he finally realized he needed to stop making movies catered for mainstream audiences and stick to what he himself wants to do. I could see this being a big success if Bruce Willis isn't too fuckin' old by now... which Die Hard 4 sadly showed to be true.

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Finally, as for that movie, while it indeed was no way a worthy successor to the original Die Hard (there isn't and won't be one), if you can get over that, it's actually most entertaining as an ironic and abstract old-school-action-hero-comes-and-destroys-a-bad-modern-action-movie story. It still has all the conventions of, and in fact is, a terrible modern action movie... except that John McClane shows up and completely kills it with relish, acting as an anachronism in the movie both literally and figuratively. In that sense it's a relative triumph in its own right among these sorry retreads, and I'm not sure how else one should take the movie, though certainly not seriously.

I think you're mostly alone in that sentiment. I've since tried to watch the movie in many other mediums, and it just plain fucking sucks. No redeeming value whatsoever.

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I'm sorry your GIRLFRIEND didn't see it that way. :iva:

You'll find someone one day.  :casca:

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Oh yeah, one more thing, you gotta watch the unrated version, you bunch of slack-jawed faggots. :badbone:

 :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on March 02, 2010, 04:59:03 PM
Except... M. Night Shyamalan had planned for Unbreakable to be a trilogy since pre-conception, so it completely makes sense that he finally realized he needed to stop making movies catered for mainstream audiences and stick to what he himself wants to do. I could see this being a big success if Bruce Willis isn't too fuckin' old by now... which Die Hard 4 sadly showed to be true.

You just made my point for me that it's probably a bad idea. Unbreakable was a nice little movie with a twist, stretching that twist into another full feature is precarious at best. It stands alone rather well as an unconventional superhero movie, seems counterproductive to make it into a conventional one.

Also, it wasn't like it was a big hit, I mean, what needs to happen for movies to be safe from unnecessary sequels? Is lukewarm box office not enough anymore?

I think you're mostly alone in that sentiment. I've since tried to watch the movie in many other mediums, and it just plain fucking sucks. No redeeming value whatsoever.

I know I'm mostly alone in that sentiment, but I'm comfortable with that because I thought about it objectively and came up with my own take, which I actually explained. You're literally just saying "it sucks" on the strength of superlatives and the conventional wisdom. You're free to disagree anyway, but that's not very convincing argument.

You'll find someone one day.  :casca:

Or I could just say I do every other post. (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=10072.msg182336#msg182336) :carcus:

:ganishka:

This stuff will make you a God damned sexual tyrannosaurus, just like me. :badbone:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on March 02, 2010, 05:33:32 PM
This stuff will make you a God damned sexual tyrannosaurus, just like me. :badbone:

These are killing me. He really does have all the best lines, doesn't he?


... "I ain't got time to bleed". (http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/3989/jessev.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on March 02, 2010, 05:44:38 PM
These are killing me. He really does have all the best lines, doesn't he?

Even Poncho's comeback to the sexual tyrannosaurus line was good, "Yeah, strap this on your 'sore ass,' Blain." as he holds up his grenade launcher. :carcus:

I think my balls dropped early watching Predator as a kid. Manliest movie ever. :guts:


(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/predatorarms.gif)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 03, 2010, 12:53:51 AM
This stuff will make you a God damned sexual tyrannosaurus, just like me. :badbone:

Yea? http://www.jokerdesigns.com/thehunted/music-audio/pred1/poncho-stinkin.mp3 (http://www.jokerdesigns.com/thehunted/music-audio/pred1/poncho-stinkin.mp3)

Too bad Predators will most likely be a movie to dread. Why guys? Why do all our childhood gems get crushed?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on March 03, 2010, 01:03:17 AM
I know, it's so friggin depressing.

Poncho was my favorite guy, btw. Even as a kid I like his face paint with the stripes going across.

I thought this was interesting, showing all the guns used in the film. http://www.imfdb.org/index.php/Predator

At the bottom they have a freeze frame of the "spear" type thing that hit Blaine in the shoulder. I never noticed that. I always thought it was something else, or just blood getting splashed on him. I had no idea it was harpoon thing that grazes him. :serpico:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 04, 2010, 10:30:25 PM
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/universal/macgruber/

Pile of steaming shit, I hope to avoid any other tv spots and trailers from this point on.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on March 05, 2010, 05:13:45 AM
I've been indecisive about whether I wanted to put this movie in this thread or the other one for the last 24 hours, and sadly, I finally placed it here. That movie is Scorsese's latest, Shutter Island. Honestly, if you try to take an outside perspective, knowing nothing about the movie - it's director, the actors, the book and it's author, other movies in the genre, etc - it's a pretty good movie. In the end though, it my impulse reaction after seeing was, "Really? That's it?!". And that's probably the best description of the movie imho.

The formula has been overused and I've seen better from almost everyone involved in the movie. 'Specially Scorsese, DiCaprio did just fine. However, it left me disappointed to the point that I kept trying to read deeper into it, trying to find some clue that this wasn't just another horror/mystery cliche. In the end though, that's what it was.

I wouldn't try to stop anyone from seeing it, it's good, it just left a lot of potential on the table. As one of the reviews I read stated, and I'm paraphrasing, if Scorsese was at any fault here, it's that he stayed a little too faithful to the book. It's one of those rare cases where a great filmmaker like him actually should have taken some liberties and stepped it up a notch. I'm sure the author probably would've approved.

Anyway, here's hoping Scorsese returns to his rightful genre after this.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on March 05, 2010, 05:52:33 AM
I agree for the most part Deci (I just wish there really were some crazy evil, Nazi, satanic experiments going on).  It was like the buildup was better than the outcome.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 05, 2010, 08:40:20 PM
Alien Prequel...in 3-fucking-D.

With all of the announcements of upcoming movies being planned for 3D over the next few years, one would expect that whether or not an upcoming tentpole movie will be in 3D is going to replace the "PG-13 vs. R" question that most filmmakers tend to get. The latest movie that seems to be going that route is Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox's planned Alien Prequel.

UK sci-fi site Shadow Locked had a chance to talk with art director Roger Christian who worked on Star Wars and Alien, and they asked him about the direction Scott might take with a prequel, the two of them having worked together on the original movie. Besides dropping the fact that it will be shot in 3D, he hinted at a possible trilogy in the franchise's future.

He told them: "Ridley's doing the next Alien in 3D. Ridley told me some of his ideas when we were here in Toronto. He has a very clear understanding of where this should go. They kind of stopped dead one of the greatest horror franchises there's ever been, and it had legs to go on. So I'm hoping he'll revive another three. The world certainly wants it, and the fans want it - everybody."

Christian met with Scott, but hasn't confirmed that he might be involved with the new prequel, reuniting the duo for the first time in over 30 years.


Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on March 05, 2010, 09:26:08 PM
The world certainly wants it, and the fans want it - everybody."

I don't. What about you guys?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Saephon on March 05, 2010, 11:29:11 PM
Meh, if it's a prequel and they can do justice to the suspense and bad-assery of the early movies, sure. But I would never claim to be a fan of the "Alien franchise". I love the first two, and that's about it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on March 05, 2010, 11:43:07 PM
But I would never claim to be a fan of the "Alien franchise". I love the first two, and that's about it.
I think that almost goes without saying. Are there actually any fans of Alien 3 and 4?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on March 06, 2010, 09:34:01 AM
Are there actually any fans of Alien 3 and 4?

Not here anymore. :badbone:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 07, 2010, 10:32:04 PM
Chiming in to say Alice In Wonderland is a terrible movie. My girlfriend bought me a ticket, so I was dragged... :farnese:

Edit: Very nice visually, the first act was pretty promising [take note I didn't know anything about the movie other than the johnny depp was in it]. Halfway into act-two it started going down hill into the shit bucket which later turned out to be act 3. The movie honestly went from ok to coming of age movie to being worse than Epic Movie. Also the mad hatter dance was thrown way out from left field

Edit: Edit: I hate Johnny Depp even more. My brother said it best when he said, Depp is just taking every role he's presented with.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 07, 2010, 10:40:01 PM
I feel your pain man, I was supposed to see it today with my g/f, but thankfully the showing she wanted to watch was sold out.  :ganishka:

Unfortunately, she bought tickets for next weekend.  :azan:

This is a silly question Bob, but is there anything redeeming to be seen here man? How was 3-D?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 07, 2010, 10:46:10 PM
This is a silly question Bob, but is there anything redeeming to be seen here man? How was 3-D?

Yeah. I'd say the first half of the movie was pretty entertaining in the sense it's a popcorn flick, 3-D is really good looking and overall the visuals are the big draw for the movie.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 07, 2010, 10:49:10 PM
I saw a clip just recently (because I could give a shit less about this movie) of Alice in armor and was like, "Really?" I'm all for epic battles and shit but does Alice in Wonderland really need one?

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 07, 2010, 11:23:58 PM
I saw a clip just recently (because I could give a shit less about this movie) of Alice in armor and was like, "Really?" I'm all for epic battles and shit but does Alice in Wonderland really need one?

No it doesn't need it, and yes it's in the movie.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Saephon on March 08, 2010, 12:53:41 AM
I didn't mind it much, but that might be because it was at 11:30pm and the girl and I were already pretty sleepy. Perhaps I blinked during the stupid parts.

In other news, Tim Burton has finally become a parody of himself. If he makes one more movie starring his wife (Helena Bonham-Carter), Johnny Depp, and Alan Rickman, with music by Danny Elfman.....I'm burning down every Hot Topic in the Chicago area. Don't ask me to explain the relevance. You know it makes sense.  :SK:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 08, 2010, 01:02:10 AM
I didn't mind it much, but that might be because it was at 11:30pm and the girl and I were already pretty sleepy. Perhaps I blinked during the stupid parts.

Don't be ashamed to admit to seeing this by your self, Saephon.  :guts:

In other news, Tim Burton has finally become a parody of himself. If he makes one more movie starring his wife (Helena Bonham-Carter), Johnny Depp, and Alan Rickman, with music by Danny Elfman.....I'm burning down every Hot Topic in the Chicago area. Don't ask me to explain the relevance. You know it makes sense.  :SK:

I can see why he does it. It's his BEST buds. His best movies, in my opinion, were the first Batman movie and Beetle Juice. He is really just killing all of his older fans releasing these movies. And Johnny Depp has been in maybe only a few movies I like. He is typecast in every movie he is in as the zany-crazy-fucker that is somehow off beat [except when he was in Platoon, Dead Man, Nick of Time, Donnie Brasco, From Hell and a few others]. I can't wait till he stops acting.

In before, "he directed Nightmare Before Christmas  :isidro:", no that was Henry Selick.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on March 08, 2010, 02:21:51 AM
Dead Man is Depps best film IMO. I always liked the guy, but ever since he hit it big with Pirates I must agree that he is getting more and more annoying. But Cmon Bob you didn't mention Benny and Joon or Gilbert Grape OR Ed Wood!

I really want to see Depp as Wallace for Sin City sequel, but unfortunately the rumors seem to be ... well just rumors.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Depp-Confirms-Dark-Shadows-With-Burton-13700.html

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 08, 2010, 02:32:02 AM
But Cmon Bob you didn't mention Benny and Joon or Gilbert Grape OR Ed Wood!

 In both Benny & Joon and Ed Wood he played off beat people, so I don't see what you're disagreeing with.

I really want to see Depp as Wallace for Sin City sequel, but unfortunately the rumors seem to be ... well just rumors.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Depp-Confirms-Dark-Shadows-With-Burton-13700.html

I really don't want Depp to play as Wallace. Anyone, but him.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on March 08, 2010, 02:44:26 AM
In both Benny & Joon and Ed Wood he played off beat people, so I don't see what you're disagreeing with.


And he wasn't in from hell?

I was only disagreeing with the typecast part. I don't think he was typecast in those films either. It was too early in his career. And lets be honest Nick of Time, Donnie Brasco and From Hell aren't exactly his best films. And he was barely in Platoon.

I wouldn't mind him as Wallace in Sin City. I like the roles where he is downplayed or not the main character. Like in Once upon a time in Mexico, he wasn't playing the lead (this is after Pirates too) and he was probably the best part of the movie (specifically as the blind gunman) and he was a sort of villain.  Sin City movies will be more like an ensemble of star power and nobody will be pushing Depp to wacky on set.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 08, 2010, 02:57:53 AM
And he wasn't in from hell?
It's been a while since I've seen it, but from what I remember a drug addicted cop isn't the same thing as Capitan Jack Sparrow.

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I was only disagreeing with the typecast part. I don't think he was typecast in those films either. It was too early in his career.
Well he might not have been cast for those particular roles, but it started from those early roles. I'm still sticking with my typecast comment.

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And to be honest Nick of Time, Donnie Brasco and From Hell aren't exactly his best films.
I wasn't saying they were his best roles, just that those are examples of movies where he isn't Sam or Willy Wonka or random typecast character.

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And he was barely in Platoon.
That's why I mention it.

This is pretty much off topic, so i'm going to stop talking about Johnny Depp.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on March 08, 2010, 03:11:52 AM

I wasn't saying they were his best roles, just that those are examples of movies where he isn't Sam or Willy Wonka or random typecast character.
That's why I mention it.



Yea but my point was that maybe him being typecast isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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And Johnny Depp has been in maybe only a few movies I like. He is typecast in every movie he is in as the zany-crazy-fucker that is somehow off beat

I know typecasting sucks but I don't think he knows any other way. He's just so odd...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on March 08, 2010, 08:21:10 AM
Johnny Depp is a pretty good actor... I don't see how you can argue that him being typecast is a good thing.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Death May Die on March 08, 2010, 09:52:08 AM
off beat [except when he was in Platoon, Dead Man, Nick of Time, Donnie Brasco and From Hell]. I can't wait till he stops acting.

In before, "he directed Nightmare Before Christmas  :isidro:", no that was Henry Selick.

Hahahahaha

What about Blow, What's eating Gilbert Grape?, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Astronaut's wife, Chocolate, The 9th Gate. He was pretty decent in these and not being a Burton film.

Don't get me wrong, Johnny Depp is no doubt apart of Burton's clique, kinda like Jason Mewes, Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, are pretty much in Kevin Smith's clique. Depp and Burton do make a lot of movies together, but that in no way makes Depp a bad actor. I say Depp only recently has done more Burton films, where the rest are various. I'm glad he tends to have a different look and feel each movie. Is Leonardo really a bad actor for teaming up with Scorsese so often?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 08, 2010, 11:56:17 AM
Depp and Burton do make a lot of movies together, but that in no way makes Depp a bad actor.

No, he's a good actor, but lately I feel he's played characters that are too similar to one another. I'd like to see him take on a role more like Donnie Brasco. Acting...normal.

Is Leonardo really a bad actor for teaming up with Scorsese so often?

Well, that duo is a relatively recent pairing. You'd be safer using DeNiro for that question. In response to your question, DiCaprio has played pretty different characters in his Scorcese pictures. Depp is playing the madman too often for my taste. Give someone else a shot. Without having seen Alice yet, I almost have The Mad Hatter's mannerisms completely visualized in my mind. (Captain jack with less "Arr.")
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 08, 2010, 12:02:44 PM
Yea but my point was that maybe him being typecast isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Because limiting your roles to one type of character isn't a bad thing.

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I know typecasting sucks but I don't think he knows any other way. He's just so odd...
He actually isn't all that odd, it's because a good percentage of his movies he plays an odd character that he is perceived as being odd.

Hahahahaha

What about Blow, What's eating Gilbert Grape?, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Astronaut's wife, Chocolate, The 9th Gate. He was pretty decent in these and not being a Burton film.

This:
I wasn't saying they were his best roles, just that those are examples of movies where he isn't Sam or Willy Wonka or random typecast character.

Also he fits the the mold of random wacky character, in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
I'd like to see him take on a role more like Donnie Brasco. Acting...normal.

Speaking of him being in more crime dramas, anyone see Public Enemies?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 08, 2010, 12:15:13 PM
This:
Also he fits the the mold of random wacky character, in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Speaking of him being in more crime dramas, anyone see Public Enemies?

No. Mediocre reviews made me skeptical. Was it any good?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on March 08, 2010, 12:17:31 PM
Depp was actually the reason I didn't go see Public Enemies. I was worried he would Johnny Depp all over an otherwise great-sounding movie.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on March 08, 2010, 04:07:42 PM
Oh man Public Enemies was terrible. just saw it the other night and fell asleep halfway through. The cinematography was so bad it looked like a tv movie (terrible angles, too many close ups), plus all the shaky hand held stuff and lets not forget Bale's horrible (just horrible) performance. Unlike almost all his past films, Depp had no room to breath because the script was so bad. Again, another performance where Depp plays it straight. Personally I prefer wackiness.

I want to know if anyone has seen The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus  ?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on March 08, 2010, 04:36:46 PM
I want to know if anyone has seen The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus  ?
I have not, but while we're at it, I'd advise people to stay away from Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. I haven't seen the movie, but I've heard the title, and that was quite enough.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 12, 2010, 04:56:42 PM
James Cameron is the new George Lucas.

There's been talk about a 3D version of Titanic for a while, but now James Cameron has given USA Today an estimated release frame.

"We're targeting spring of 2012 for the release (of a 3D version of 'Titanic'), which is the 100 year anniversary of the sailing of the ship," Cameron said in an interview about 3D technology at theaters and in the home.

He added that Avatar may return to 3D theaters this fall with extra footage.
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:GYq6LsRNqpHMeM:http://pneumaticaddict.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/doc_brown-full-1.jpg)

When asked about when we may see the 3D Blu-ray, Cameron said: "We're not officially announcing it right now but I'm hoping for fall. The wildcard is that we might be re-releasing the movie this fall. It's kind of gotten stomped out (in theaters) because of 'Alice in Wonderland.' The word we're getting back from exhibitors is we probably left a couple of hundred million dollars on the table as a result. The question is the appetite still going to be there after the summer glut of movies. We're going to assess that. We're talking about maybe adding in additional footage and doing something creative."


:schierke: (http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:NLNdJw1tKsVPPM:http://www.inkycircus.com/jargon/images/puke_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on March 12, 2010, 05:04:30 PM
Wait, wouldn't Titanic have to be refilmed if it were to be in the same kind of 3D that Avatar was?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 12, 2010, 05:06:47 PM
Wait, wouldn't Titanic have to be refilmed if it were to be in the same kind of 3D that Avatar was?

I doubt they will re-film. Possibly, shots of the ship that were done in CG might get new treatment.

Ugh.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on March 12, 2010, 05:08:52 PM
I doubt they will re-film.
Don't goad James "King of the World" "Billion Dollar Movies" Cameron into doing that. Please, don't.

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Possibly, shots of the ship that were done in CG might get new treatment.
That won't work though. So at only key points in the film you'll get a 3D effect?

Here's some info on why Avatar is different from Titanic when it comes to 3D, and why this proposal to retroactively make Titanic a 3D movie is a strange move... :
Quote from: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/industry/4339455.html?page=2
To film the live-action sequences of Avatar, he used a modified version of the Fusion camera. The new 3D camera creates an augmented-reality view for Cameron as he shoots, sensing its position on a motion-capture stage, then integrating the live actors into CG environments on the viewfinder.

Ah.... if Proj had read the whole article, the "conversion" process is explained even before he gets to the Titanic announcement.

Quote from: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/technologylive/post/2010/03/james-cameron/1
At least in the near term, that it won't be economically feasible to start converting old episodes of MASH to 3D because it won't look good. If you use some automated process or some cost-effective process for that type of programming its going to look like crap. It's like colorization looked like crap.

Q: How do converted films look?
A: It's never going to be as good as if you shot it in 3D, but think of it as sort of 2.8D.

Q: How long does it take?
A: They're converting Clash of the Titans in eight weeks. But I'm guessing six months to a year to do it right. We're targeting spring of 2012 for the release (of a 3D version of Titanic), which is the 100 year anniversary of the sailing of the ship.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 12, 2010, 05:20:36 PM
Ah.... if Proj had read the whole article, the "conversion" process is explained even before he gets to the Titanic announcement.

In my bullshit Art History class sir. Cut me some slack.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on March 12, 2010, 05:23:04 PM
In my bullshit Art History class sir. Cut me some slack.
You had time to fetch those Doc Brown and barfing(eyewashing?) images, but not read the source article? Hmm....  :azan:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 12, 2010, 05:26:38 PM
You wanna dance?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on March 12, 2010, 05:35:01 PM
You wanna dance?
If we're going to quote Duke Nukem, then sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/qveyhkWqGTA&hl=en
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on March 12, 2010, 07:45:17 PM
No. Just like alice in wonderland wasn't shot in 3d as opposed to avatar which was. I don't understand it technically but I can see the difference for sure.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on March 12, 2010, 08:15:55 PM
Alice looked good in IMAX but pretty bad in 3D. Unless it was shot with a 3D Camera, please leave the movie alone... :schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Death May Die on March 13, 2010, 03:07:53 PM
Well either they can or can't do it. I'm sure if they throw enough money at it, they probably can. I just wonder if people are interested in seeing a re-release of titanic at all. I would rather see Cameron put time into a brand new project rather than reinvent something most people are quite familiar with. I guess if anything it'll be a good challenge and if its successfully maybe it'll encourage others to be more open minded to it.

I wonder if by "maybe doing something creative" means filming specifically "new" footage and not particularly using footage that they hadn't used in the theater cut.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 13, 2010, 03:55:46 PM
Predators

http://www.predators-movie.com/

I'll put this here. Hopefully it proves me wrong.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on March 13, 2010, 04:41:28 PM
Predators

http://www.predators-movie.com/

I'll put this here. Hopefully it proves me wrong.

I was getting sort of excited until the PredaDog™ appeared. Reusing Silvestri's score and sound samples from the first movie's actors is a good idea, but I'm not sure it'll actually be in the movie instead of just being a promotional move.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on March 13, 2010, 04:50:10 PM
I think a Predator film set outside Earth is a terrible idea. The PredaDog is proof enough.

And Adrien Brody? I can kill him with my bare hands, and the last time I got into a fight was 1996 with another 8 year old kid and I lost.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 13, 2010, 09:29:38 PM
Hopefully PredaDog doesn't have too many scenes. Anyone else notice the one Predator tied up to a tree? If there's a race of Predators that hunt other Predators, then I'm hopeful. I always thought that made for an appropriate concept.

EDIT:

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/03/sxsw-predators/

Brace yourself for...PredaSquito. Horrid. I really hope that was just a concept that never made it past the drawing board. Look at it's stinger! Are you kidding me?!

"Hmm. Adrien Brody is in this flick. Let's add giant bugs!" King Kong anyone? :judo:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on March 13, 2010, 11:05:01 PM
Quote from: http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/03/sxsw-predators/
The Predators in the upcoming film, due in July, are part of a new tribe we haven’t met yet, the duo said during the packed screening. As in the original film, every Predator is a trophy hunter and an expert in stalking and killing its prey, but each monster has its own specialized skill. There’s a falconer Predator who has a little UAV that serves as its eyes in the sky, a dog handler Predator (we got to see production art of its dog, sort of a dinosaur-wolf hybrid) and a “Super Predator” the production team refers to as “Mr. Black.”

Looks like all it's missing is Albert Wesker.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 18, 2010, 10:43:24 PM
Official Teaser for Predators:
http://movies.ign.com/dor/objects/429477/predator-3/videos/predators_trl1_031810.html;jsessionid=a3n65dpzf024?show=hi

Y'know, how many times can the line, "Fear is Reborn" be used.  :schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on March 18, 2010, 11:20:02 PM
Y'know, how many times can the line, "Fear is Reborn" be used.  :schierke:

That about summed it up, I am completely unmoved. There better be a lot more to it or they're going to make Wes Anderson look ambitious. Might not matter though, the Yakuza/katana element alone automatically pushes it into the lamer zone, which it looks like it otherwise occupies anyway, judging from most of the cast.

My father upon learning Rodriguez wasn't even directing, "Oh no, he's one of those guys now, he's already moved into the 'presents' stage of his career?"

 :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 18, 2010, 11:44:21 PM
My father upon learning Rodriguez wasn't even directing, "Oh no, he's one of those guys now, he's already moved into the 'presents' stage of his career?"

I really don't know why everyone wants to get down on their knees for this guy. Yeah, Sin City was cool. I enjoyed Desperado when I was alot younger. Planet Terror I took with a grain of salt. (I was more excited to see Hicks once again shoot things to be perfectly honest.) Having his name in front of it doesn't really make me think, "Yes...now this is going to be GOLD!" If I saw, Spielberg Presents: Predators, I'd still be fucking skeptical.

Might not matter though, the Yakuza/katana element alone automatically pushes it into the lamer zone

So the Predators are scouting for killers on Earth? Fine. They happen to spot some No Good Japanese Bad Boys and notice one is 'Oh so Proficient' with a katana? Kind of dumb. "We need an Asian in this movie!" "Oh, oh, GIVE HIM A SWORD...YEAH!!!"

Because THAT'S not cliche. PFSHHHH.

Also, I love that he still has his tie on. "Must preserve my honor...and my sense of style."

An interview with the Director. (Scroll down a tad)
http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/features/sxsw-interview-nimrod-antal.php

P.S. Repo Men looks FUCKIN' silly.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on March 19, 2010, 12:38:30 AM
I really don't know why everyone wants to get down on their knees for this guy. Yeah, Sin City was cool. I enjoyed Desperado when I was alot younger. Planet Terror I took with a grain of salt. (I was more excited to see Hicks once again shoot things to be perfectly honest.) Having his name in front of it doesn't really make me think, "Yes...now this is going to be GOLD!" If I saw, Spielberg Presents: Predators, I'd still be fucking skeptical.

Does everyone? Like you said, who cares that his name is on it if he's not even taking the responsibility of directing, which is what he's good for. Otherwise, why bother? Oh, but Rodriguez wrote it... wait, that's the problem with his movies.

Speaking of which, the premise immediately sucks and doesn't make sense.

An interview with the Director. (Scroll down a tad)
http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/features/sxsw-interview-nimrod-antal.php

Ewww, speaking of on one's knees, that writer! Whose asshole did you dig that cocksucker out of? I like how he plays hard to get before spitting this load out of his mouth about that completely stock teaser:

Quote from: http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/features/sxsw-interview-nimrod-antal.php
My first impression of what I saw? I loved it, and couldn’t help but smile ear to ear during the presentation. Make no mistake, you will see a movie that lives up to the first film, and honestly could even be better considering the cast and the advancements in special effects. I could tell that the project is very near and dear to both Rodriguez and Antal, and that usually translates into a treat for the fans.

WOWowowow wowy wow! :isidro:

This pathetic shill could see all that just from watching the same underwhelming footage I just did? I mean, don't undersell it or anything, guy. Well then, I'm looking forward to seeing the Sci-Fi action movie that's better than Predator, I guess it was bound to happen after 23 years.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on March 19, 2010, 09:52:32 AM
You know I find it funny how the fact Rodriguez wrote the script in the nineties when he was a twenty-something is touted as a great thing.

"What could possibly be cooler than King Willie's sword cane? I know man! A Japanese sword!" :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: slan69 on March 19, 2010, 10:00:23 AM
Not sure if anyone has posted this crap yet. Seriously hot tub time machine, I mean wtf kind of title is that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D78ymToNBMM
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 30, 2010, 03:16:43 AM
Oh man.

http://movies.ign.com/dor/objects/14286833/untitled-romero-zombie-film/videos/sotd_red_trl_intro_032910.html

Yuck.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Death May Die on March 30, 2010, 07:46:01 AM
Already seen it, we bootlegged it. I guess its already out in UK for some reason. Now a month later, it arrives in the US, where it was made. It has a few moments, nothing break through. If you didn't like Land of the Dead or Diary of the Dead...well you get the pattern.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 30, 2010, 12:24:32 PM
I love how Romero's movie legacy will forever be tarnished because of these recent Dead movies he seems to insist on making. However; to be fair, he was never that good of a director in the first place, outside of his zombie movie I feel he was basically ignored as a director.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on March 31, 2010, 11:54:45 PM
The new Resident Evil.
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/wonderconnews.php?id=64716
Wow, they're milking RE5 already. Fuck this series.

Why won't it die!?!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on April 01, 2010, 05:42:16 PM
The new Resident Evil.
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/wonderconnews.php?id=64716
Wow, they're milking RE5 already. Fuck this series.

Ugh. Paul W.S. Anderson just making sure his wife gets work.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Johnstantine on April 01, 2010, 09:46:16 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing Ali Larter die.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on April 02, 2010, 07:21:07 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing Ali Larter die.

Ugh me too! Can't stand her.

Speaking of which, I heard she's suppose to be in that new Resident Evil flick. :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: dwarfkicker on April 03, 2010, 11:58:40 PM
Ugh.  What is this supposed to be? Not RE that's for sure  :mozgus:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLvZFh9_EXU
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on April 04, 2010, 09:56:58 PM
I'll never cease to be amazed by how many people are so wowed by 3D in movies. Sure, it can be fun, but honestly it feels dumb most of the time.

Just look at all those 3D cheese moments they put into that RE trailer. And they put James Cameron's name in there just to try to catch some attention. Shameful.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on April 06, 2010, 07:28:19 PM
More shameless remakes:

Hollywood Bad Idea Dept: 'Real Genius' & Brett Ratner Produced 'House Party' Remakes On The Way (http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2010/04/hollywood-bad-idea-dept-real-genius.html)
via: The Playlist

Hollywood never has a shortage of bad ideas, but with news of two of them arriving in one day, we're guessing the few people left with taste at the studios were probably intentionally locked in the bathroom while meetings for these projects took place. Pajiba's The Hollywood Cog has revealed that 1985's "Real Genius" and 1990's "House Party" are being readied for the remake treatment. Hooray!

In case you were too young to remember, "Real Genius" is "about the youngest kid to be accepted into a program for geniuses who teams up with his roommates to develop a high-powered laser, which is stolen by the military and used as a weapon." It was made during the height of the Cold War and was a satire of the era's paranoia. However, given that the audience that we saw "Hot Tub Time Machine" with were pretty much non-responsive to the character of Blaine and his love of "Red Dawn" we're not sure how exactly a remake is going to resonate. That said, with a second draft of a script now out to writers we're sure it'll change into your standard teen comedy. The only way you could make us interested in this is if you got Val Kilmer to reprise his role as a teenager.

So what does Brett Ratner do when he's not busy repeatedly proving himself to be one of the worst directors in Hollywood? He's watching shitty movie vehicles for novelty music acts and even worse, he's turning them into contemporary vehicles. Under his appropriately named producing banner Rat Entertainment, the auteur is producing the remake of the Kid 'N Play "comedy" "House Party." The film, which actually sort of unbelievably spawned two sequels took the mainstream idea of hip hop popularized in "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" and made it even more ridiculous. This is such a bad idea, we don't even have any suggestions on how to make this better. And we swear to god, if Chris Tucker comes near this thing we might just have aneurysm.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Scorpio on April 06, 2010, 07:58:52 PM
Ugh. I loved Real Genius and I still think its a good movie, why do all of these assholes want to tarnish our nostalgia?

Oh right, because the industry is full of talentless hacks with no creativity.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on April 06, 2010, 07:58:59 PM
Oh .... oh no....  :magni:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on April 06, 2010, 10:34:00 PM
I really hope House Party's in 3D so I can feel like I'm partying myself!

(insert sarcasm)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on April 07, 2010, 12:13:33 AM
Ugh I saw Clash of the Titans. That is one movie most people here were right about. Simply terrible. At times some quiet scenes were childish and geared towards teenager mentality.

The scene that started the fall downhill was the little pep talk he gives before they enter Medusa's lair. This ending SUCKED. I don't know how they were able to ruin the perfect formula the original had but they managed to somehow.

The action was ok I guess not really spectacular to me. If anyone does watch the movie do not watch in 3D. The glasses they gave me to wear made the picture very dark. When I took the glasses off it didn't look like it was in 3D.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on April 07, 2010, 12:51:28 AM
I don't know how they were able to ruin the perfect formula the original had
Let this be a lesson to you: NEVER underestimate Hollywood's ability to fuck something up.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on April 07, 2010, 01:06:47 AM
Well, I did go see Clash as well, but I had a perfectly good damn reason for going (Holidays + family arguments) and needed to kill sometime and cool off. Long story short, this 'movie' blew some serious penis. Line delivery was on par with the Star Wars prequels, 3D was very questionable and the action was dull.

The original while not perfect was still more enjoyable compared to this. Just watching the old school stop motion makes it that much more superior.

Also, what the fuck was the point of them pulling out the Metal Owl (name escapes me) in the new one while they're gearing up? So lame. I literally yelled, "Wow." And during 3D scenes I made sure to yell, "Whoa, 3D!" I think it enhanced the movie for those around me.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on April 07, 2010, 07:41:12 AM
Hahaha, I warned Oburi against it yesterday, I wonder if he heeded my advice. As a punishment, those who saw Clash of the Titans must go see Bounty Hunter tonight. :zodd:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on April 07, 2010, 12:41:13 PM
Nope haha. I watched it last night as well. I only enjoyed it because I'm such a fan of the original, and in the theater the action scenes were alright. But while effects were cool in 3D, the characters remained 1D :serpico: Seriously that has to be the worst depiction of Perseus in film history. They got it all wrong, and even the creatures were lame. Why was the pegasus black? Why did the witches look like left overs from Pans Labyrinth? How come the Kraken reminded of the giant turtle from Cloverfield?

I know the original isn't the greatest thing on earth, but at least it was scary and had some really powerful scenes.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on April 07, 2010, 12:54:34 PM
How about this (also) be the general senseless remake thread:

I present to you Dinner for Schmucks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ4i_woBTF8&feature=player_embedded)
(that's right aazie, they've remade Le dîner de cons)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Lithrael on April 07, 2010, 02:21:44 PM
I know the original isn't the greatest thing on earth, but at least it was scary and had some really powerful scenes.

Yeah, I just went to see it too and was surprised they could make something so epic so boring.  The original was one of the first movies I ever went to see and I rewatched it when I got home.  OK, 80's Perseus and Andromeda couldn't act their way out of a paper bag, but the movie was still 800% more fun than this special effects trainwreck.  I ended up checking back to the oldschool mythology and was surprised that Calibos was the only plot element the 80's version really pulled out of their butt, due to the general lack of modern-sense antagonists in the Perseus story.  And Calibos was GREAT.  That guy's scene begging Goddess McGonagall for revenges outshines anything Ralph Fiennes phoned in as Hades in the new film.  I mean really.  You could take the Disney Hades more seriously than this guy.

But the new one was making shit up left and right.  And WTF was with the bizarre 'war against the gods' angle?  That was just weird and distracting and it was like THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE NEW THRUST OF THE STORY?  WHAT?  Also:  Chewbacca, ladies and gentlemen.  Chewbacca.

But mostly I was pissed how they took ALL THE GODDESSES out.  IIRC even HERA has NO LINES.  There's just the queen, the princess, two women the gods fucked (at the beginning of the film one's dead and the other's a gorgon) and one they only tried to fuck (who Perseus now wants to fuck).  Oh, and the witches.  Yey.  I guess they gave Perseus an adoptive mom and/or sister for about five minutes too, overshadowed of course by Pete Postlethwaite as the dad, and all of em killed in the beginning in any case, in the attempt to give Perseus some character.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on April 07, 2010, 02:41:03 PM
Yup  :serpico: My friend hadn't seen the original and he kept leaning over and asking me "How come there is war against the gods"? To which I replied..."I dunno". Made no sense.

The only thing that kept me from falling asleep was the jokes that we were making throughout. My favorite part was at the end when Zeus brings back Io. Like, why didn't he just revive Perseus' family? Then that final look that Perseus gives to the heavens was the cherry on top. We broke out laughing so hard. It was like "Oh dad. You... your good, youuuu." I was in the first row and when the credits started rolling I stood up (as a joke) and and turned to the half filled theater and started the slow clap that was to lead into applause. Sadly, all I got were a few giggles. Then I left.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on April 07, 2010, 02:49:28 PM
How about this (also) be the general senseless remake thread:

I present to you Dinner for Schmucks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ4i_woBTF8&feature=player_embedded)
(that's right aazie, they've remade Le dîner de cons)

(http://aazealh.net/Divers/Ganishka-throne2.jpg)

But mostly I was pissed how they took ALL THE GODDESSES out.  IIRC even HERA has NO LINES.  There's just the queen, the princess, two women the gods fucked (at the beginning of the film one's dead and the other's a gorgon) and one they only tried to fuck (who Perseus now wants to fuck).

Learn your place, woman!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on April 21, 2010, 07:05:40 PM
http://www.themarmadukemovie.com/

Yes, Marmaduke the movie. Marmaduke moves to Orange County where life gets craaaazy!

 :casca:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on May 19, 2010, 07:58:20 PM
Haven't seen the movie, but from what I'm hearing, Robin Hood deserves a spot in this thread, and the backstory could be more entertaining than the actual movie:

Anatomy Of A Botched Development: How 'Robin Hood' Went From Bad To Worse (http://theplaylistnation.blogspot.com/2010/05/anatomy-of-botched-development-how.html)
via: The Playlist
 
Ridley Scott’s "Robin Hood" is botched you say? Hell, you don't even know the back story.

An in-depth article by NY Magazine has dug into the drama around the production of Scott's enervating merry men tale and if anything it confirms two things: 1) Hollywood really has its head up its ass sometimes especially when it comes to kowtowing to egos and 2) after the very expensive bombs of "The Wolf Man" and "Green Zone," (both costing over $150 million and both likely not recouping), Universal is having a really, really tough year (let's add the $20o million dollar cost of "Robin Hood" and a pretty soft opening and you're looking at a year that will probably stay in the red even when the 4th quarter finally arrives, ouch).

Not only were millions of dollars thrown away in the making of this redo, it also nearly caused the rupture of one of Hollywood's most successful actor/director partnerships in Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott. Let’s break this down in a timeline so you don't have to read the entire thing.

12th Century – Robin Hood is born. Possibly.

January 2007 – The spec script written by "Sleeper Cell" creators Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reif, lands in Hollywood. Originally called, "Nottingham," the story takes a new twist, focusing on the Sheriff of Nottingham, who is actually the nice guy in this version, with Robin Hood now the meanie, and they both fell in love with Marian. Switcharoo! Warner Bros. is interested and so is Disney. Suddenly, Russell Crowe’s agent at William Morris wants in too. (For the record, we've read "Nottingham," and while the idea is interesting on paper, the execution is kind of awful; basically "CSI: Sherwood Forest," full of terrible dialogue like "It seems word of your brilliant counter-mining stratagem and its utter defeat of the rebellious locals reached the Royal ears of King Richard — and His Majesty was quite impressed." Those who are throwing their hands up at the desecration of an unmade gem aren't exactly on the money.)

January 2007 (one week later) - Crowe reads the "Nottingham" script and attaches himself as the Sheriff. Done. This sparks the interest of studio executives who had originally passed over the project and now want to be involved. A bidding war erupts: New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. make offers, but Crowe wants to work with producer Brian Grazer, so Universal agrees to pay a whopping $1 million dollars to acquire the script, and another half million if it gets made.

March 2007 – Voris & Reif are so pumped to finally take that all-expenses-paid trip down to Australia to meet with Russell Crowe, go over their script and hang out at the actor's farm over the summer. They already make plans to drop Mr. Sniffles off at the kennel.

April 2007 - Ridley Scott, ("Gladiator," "American Gangster") comes aboard to direct.

May 2007 - As soon as Scott's arrival on the project is made public, Voris & Reif stop getting phone calls from the studio. Their reservations to Australia are put on hold and in typical Hollywood fashion, they find out that they have been fired by hearing that there is an open writing assignment at Universal for a project called Robin Hood. Somewhere, an agent's assistant gets his wings.

Spring 2008 – Scott turns to screenwriter Brian Helgeland ("LA Confidential", "8 Mile") to morph Nottingham into a more traditional and boring Robin Hood tale. Two years from now Scott will tell the Sunday Times of London that the original premise was “fucking ridiculous” and that “you’d end up spending 80% of the publicity budget explaining why it was Nottingham and not just Robin Hood.” Conversely no one can explain to audiences why 80% of "Robin Hood" is dead boring.

Summer 2008 - Helgeland rewrites the script again, telling the tale of Robin impersonating the Sheriff of Nottingham after seeing him slain in battle. It's a fresh idea and accordingly, Scott is not impressed. Universal then hires British screenwriter Paul Webb (who had been writing on Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic). Scott is unhappy with this draft as well. He’s running out of time, a Screen Actors Guild strike is in the air and tension begins to mount between Crowe and Scott. Several people believe they have the right intentions; Hollywood is a funny place.
Early 2009 - Under pressure, Scott turns to Helgeland for yet another draft. In it, Robin would not impersonate the Sheriff, but instead takes over the identity of a slain knight from Nottingham. Finally, this is the story that Scott wants and the one that hit the screen this spring much to the chagrin of audiences that enjoy being mildly entertained.

April 2009 – Production Starts. However, the dialogue stinks as the script has been Frankenstein-ed over and over again. Universal hires another Brit playwright, the Oscar-winning Tom Stoppard ("Shakespeare in Love"), paying him hundreds of thousands of dollars to work as an on-set dialogue polisher, and pushing the film's final screenwriting tab to a whopping $6.7 million. Not shillings. Dollars.

May 2010 – "Robin Hood" hits theaters, bores audiences to tears, fails to move the box-office and can't even unseat "Iron Man 2" in its second week of release.

For all this time and money, Robin Hood failed to earn more than the 1991’s "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" or Scott/Crowe's own "Gladiator": “As BoxOfficeMojo.com recently pointed out, Robin Hood had a $36.1 million opening; when the other films are adjusted for ticket price inflation, 'Prince of Thieves' $25.6 million opening is equal to $48 million today, and Gladiator's opening would equal over $51 million today.”

Two girls, one cup; one movie, four screenwriters. Does it really matter when it’s just going to end up a piece of shit anyway? These stories don’t always make us happy, and in many ways they're depressing as all get out, but they are at the very least pretty entertaining. But seriously, don't expect Universal to green light or announce any major tentpoles in the next year. They are in a seriously tight spot right now. Mind you, one disgruntled reader reminds us that "Robin Hood" did well internationally, so it's possible the film can still make some money back, and yes, it has made $113 million so far. Just another $100 million to go, plus domestic and international P&A costs as well ($40 million as a very conservative estimate?).
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on May 19, 2010, 08:49:41 PM
Haven't seen the movie, but from what I'm hearing, Robin Hood deserves a spot in this thread, and the backstory could be more entertaining than the actual movie

Thanks for that man, I'd read it about a month ago and wanted to show it to a coworker just this morning. Anyway this thing really is a complete mess.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on May 19, 2010, 10:00:08 PM
While we're on the subject of Ridley Scott fail, don't forget about this, he's really entering Lucas/Spielberg territory:

Quote from: http://screenrant.com/two-alien-prequels-in-3d-rob-56119/
Not One, But Two Alien Prequels in 3D!

Ridley Scott's prequel to Alien will actually be two films and they'll be coming in 3D

On Friday, we reported on some plot details and a release date for the upcoming Alien prequel by director Ridley Scott.  In the interview, Scott confirmed that they are definitely making the film and that they’re working through the fourth draft to tighten up the story and improve the characters before they shoot.

The tentative plan is to have the Alien prequel ready for release late next year or sometime in 2012. In addition to that news, Collider is reporting that the prequel will be two movies and that they’ll be in 3D!

Before you get all flustered that yet another movie will be in 3D, they’re planning this one to be in 3D before they begin shooting and it’ll be shot appropriately. If all things go right, we won’t get that cheap tacked-on 3D we suffered through on Clash of the Titans (i.e. an unfair excuse for an unfair increase in ticket prices).

An interesting point Steve at Collider brought up in the interview with Scott is that the Alien movies are visually, very dark films, and for 3D to work, you tend to need much more light. This is something Ridley Scott says they’ll work on in post, to get the light to work right.

    “That’s what Jim said. The problem is you’ll have to grade it later. You’ll have to grit your teeth and light it not the way you’d like it. And then later, you’re gonna have to regrade it. Repaint it. In fact, Avatar, when you think about it, is almost a completely animated movie.”

As for what the film will be about and when it takes place, in our previous post on the Alien prequel details, Scott placed it three decades before the original Alien.

    “It’s set in 2085, about 30 years before Sigourney [Weaver's character Ellen Ripley].  It’s fundamentally about going out to find out ‘Who the hell was that Space Jockey?’  The guy who was sitting in the chair in the alien vehicle — there was a giant fellow sitting in a seat on what looked to be either a piece of technology or an astronomer’s chair.  Remember that?”

Scott says he’s just focusing on making the first of the two prequels at the moment so there’s no official word yet on whether or not he’ll film both back to back. When I hear of back-to-back films I get nightmarish flashbacks of the second and third Pirates of the Carribean and Matrix movies. Let’s pray we get a high level of quality from these two prequels as we saw with the first two Alien films.

Are you excited about Ridley Scott helming a pair of Alien prequels?

No.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on May 19, 2010, 10:46:44 PM
The review I read on Ain't It Cool News made me rethink seeing Robin Hood, so I went to see Iron Man 2 instead. From what I keep hearing about Scott's latest crapfest, it looks like I made the right decision. Seriously, how do you mess up a Robin Hood movie, especially when you've got that much talent behind it?

As for these Alien prequel movies, it's still too soon for me to make a judgment call, but it's not looking too good. :sad:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: JezzaX on May 31, 2010, 05:41:25 AM
I care for this, if only for the sake of both my childhood memories and what could still be a good franchise getting shafted even more than usual.

Quote
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comes to Platinum Dunes

Source: Deadline New York May 28, 2010

Michael Bay and the rest of Platinum Dunes will oversee the launch of a new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, according to Deadline New York.

The film marks the first non-horror remake for Platinum Dunes, who will team with Paramount and Nickelodeon to re-adapt the property.

The franchise, which began as a black and white comic book series in 1984, rose to tremendous popularity when it became an animated series in 1987. Following the first live-action film in 1990, the series spawned two live-action sequels, a live-action television series, a second animated series and a CGI feature film.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on May 31, 2010, 07:18:04 AM
I care for this, if only for the sake of both my childhood memories and what could still be a good franchise getting shafted even more than usual.

Someone showed me that some days ago. Another train wreck for sure... :sad:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on May 31, 2010, 04:16:52 PM
Scott Pilgrim VS The World. Let me apologize in advance for this one guys. I'm sorry for posting it, OK?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJDq9LD7ww8

Movies like this remind me that I'm getting old.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: 01010111 on May 31, 2010, 04:45:04 PM
Quote
Scott Pilgrim VS The World.
Oh thank God someone else is with me on this. I used to frequent a message board where the author of the graphic novel posted, the entire site was filled with idiots that really made me second guess going into comics.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on June 01, 2010, 12:06:26 PM
this was OBVIOUSLY posted in the wrong thread, Wally.

I'm actually looking forward to this one.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on June 01, 2010, 01:10:39 PM
I'm actually looking forward to this one.
Why?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on June 01, 2010, 03:14:13 PM
If anyone can make this an interesting and funny film, it's Edgar Wright. Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz were all wonderful and refreshing takes on tired genres, and they both somehow managed to have a heart. This, from what I've read and seen thus far, appears no different. What can I say, I have hope for this. And it's a matter a taste here, since I regard Iron Man as totally ridiculous and less than exciting.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on June 01, 2010, 03:27:16 PM
Yeah this doesn't look ridiculous at all.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on June 01, 2010, 03:39:22 PM
I'm with ya Green, I'm not big on iron man (I always fall asleep) but id give this a chance dp doubt, its edgar wright dude!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: JezzaX on June 01, 2010, 04:02:50 PM
I'm actually looking forward to Scott Pilgrim for the same reasons as Perineum. If it looks ridiculous then it's doing it's job as it's mean to be tongue in cheek.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on June 01, 2010, 04:18:20 PM
Can someone confirm that it's a tongue in the cheek and not a piece of shit?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: JezzaX on June 01, 2010, 04:23:59 PM
Have you watched Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz Walter?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on June 01, 2010, 04:31:09 PM
Have you watched Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz Walter?
No, have you watched Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist JezzaX?  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Cronus on June 01, 2010, 04:41:11 PM
The movie looks like a terrible combination of shit Youtube memes strung together by an editorial staff that runs some MMO gaming site that no one ever visits.

Shaun of the Dead was pretty good.
Hot Fuzz wasn't that good.

I hope it turns out to be hilariously awesome and be proven wrong.  But damn.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on June 01, 2010, 04:58:46 PM
No, have you watched Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist JezzaX?  :troll:
Oh, did Edgar Wright do that??
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on June 01, 2010, 04:59:43 PM
Oh, did Edgar Wright do that??
No, but Michael Cera was in it. And he's been on a real winning streak lately.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on June 01, 2010, 05:27:25 PM
No, but Michael Cera was in it. And he's been on a real winning streak lately.
It becomes difficult to predict the quality of a movie based on which actors are in it, since generally actors take whatever's handed to them.* The director is a better distinguishing factor since they (typically) have creative control.**

*See: Ben Kingsley in BloodRayne by Uwe Boll

**See: Adam Sandler in Punch-Drunk Love by Paul Thomas Anderson (but, i don't believe you cared for that, did you?)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on June 01, 2010, 05:58:33 PM
Shaun of the Dead was pretty good.
Hot Fuzz wasn't that good.

Gotta agree with Cronus here. Shaun was great. The success of Shaun was largely due to the performances of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Their chemistry was brilliant and rung true. They seemed like two honest to goodness best friends. Most people could relate and that's why people dug it so much.

However, Hot Fuzz left me with a strange and uncertain feeling at the end. Fuzz was missing the honesty between the characters. Yes, I know it was a spoof on action genres. Whatever it was setting out to be, it missed it's mark. It tried to do too many things. Old people shootouts, cults...meh. Shaun had zombies. Just zombies.

As far as Michael Cera well, he plays the same character in every movie. I really did enjoy him at first but he's a very predictable actor to watch as are his films as of late. Playlist was lame, Juno was god but not due to him. Superbad was so great because like Fuzz, Cera had a great big fat comic source to banter with. Idk, I see Cera as very marketable to certain demographics. I.e., young girls. I wonder if that's why he's given the parts he gets.

To say I have complete faith in Wright would be a lie. Loved Shaun but I think if the cast wasn't as superb as it was, we'd be saying Edgar who? Imo, Cera and Wright alone aren't two names that guarantee quality. To be fair, let's wait and see.
  
It becomes difficult to predict the quality of a movie based on which actors are in it, since generally actors take whatever's handed to them.* The director is a better distinguishing factor since they (typically) have creative control.**

*See: Ben Kingsley in BloodRayne by Uwe Boll

**See: Adam Sandler in Punch-Drunk Love by Paul Thomas Anderson (but, i don't believe you cared for that, did you?)

Well, taking whatever's handed to them seems to be a stretch there. They do have a choice which projects they want to tie themselves to. It's safe to say alot of actors just make bad calls. The list is huge is we were to make one.

While we're on the subject of Ridley Scott fail, don't forget about this, he's really entering Lucas/Spielberg territory:

So to speculate. It's not going to be JUST about the Pilot. I'm assuming there'll be humans in this story. (It'd be pure balls to have a whole movie about a race of Pilots with only subtitles. But that's clearly not going to happen.) So what, humans will have encountered the Pilot 30 years before the Nostromo did? Ugh. There goes they mystery to Alien. Although, it'd be interesting if the only alien race in these film are Pilot. Ugh. So much to think about. What could two films encapsulate? First film: Humans meet the Pilot, things go swimmingly? Hooray first contact! Oh no, Giger Alien stoway! Boo. Second film: Events leading up to the ship crash landing on LV426? Human die I guess. Boo.

And 2 movies?! Really? So, they're not going to shit on my beloved franchise not once, but twice? Guess you can say it's already been shit on twice (AvP, AvP:R).

Somewhere in Hollywood
"You know what we need?"
"What?"
"A Jaws PREQUEL!"
"Oh God, YES!"
"It can take place in a lab where a mad scientist grew Jumbo Sharks for the US NAVY and in the end, get this, the SHARK ESCAPES!"
"I'll call Steven!"
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on June 01, 2010, 07:58:04 PM
It becomes difficult to predict the quality of a movie based on which actors are in it, since generally actors take whatever's handed to them.* The director is a better distinguishing factor since they (typically) have creative control.**

*See: Ben Kingsley in BloodRayne by Uwe Boll

**See: Adam Sandler in Punch-Drunk Love by Paul Thomas Anderson (but, i don't believe you cared for that, did you?)
Yes, I am aware that good actors make bad movies, and vice versa. However, Cera doesn't fit that bill. He's a bad actor that makes bad movies, but projects with his name attached get instantly greenlit because teenage girls have a thing for him, apparently.

Also, even good directors fall on their faces with a competent cast from time to time... But let's not get sidetracked too much -- it's not as if the strength of this movie hinges on its Oscar-worthiness. It looks like campy shit that will give me an aneurysm. It looks like all the worst aspects of Kill Bill rolled together with some video game references and bad CG.

Cera has been notorious for being attached to movies that are afterward marketed as essentially "THE NEXT MICHEAL CERA MOVIE directed by some guy...." Let's not even get into the fact that he thinks he's too much of a fucking big shot to join the cast of Arrested Development for a feature film. You know, the show that gave him a career.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on June 01, 2010, 10:07:05 PM
I'll take the middle path on this one. Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz were good, but I'm afraid movies like them, and even more particularly like Scott Pilgrim here, are becoming a dime a dozen these days, and they're not all good (plus, how many times are we going to applaud the same trick?). But, in the same vein as the above and Zomieland or Kick-Ass, there's as much potential for fun as atrociousness... almost. Anyway, did I just recognize Jason Schwartzman? Uh oh, that combined with the Wright factor and Michael Cera pushes it over the top as a definite must-see hipster movie. I can't wait to enjoy it for all the wrong reasons, which is totally okay, because I'm completely self-aware of that. =) <-See, ha ha!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on June 02, 2010, 01:25:02 AM
Let's not even get into the fact that he thinks he's too much of a fucking big shot to join the cast of Arrested Development for a feature film.

I think I see the problem here.  :troll:

Personally. I just want to see Cera getting punched in the face and would call any movie offering that a movie to look forward too. Like Griff, I know I'm seeing this for all the wrong reasons.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Scorpio on June 02, 2010, 02:35:46 AM
Cera apparently didn't want to be typecast as the socially awkward teenager.  Unfortunately for him, that is what he is in real life and he has finally succumbed to his fate. Last I've heard he finally caved and agreed to do the Arrested Development movie.  Heres a link: http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Michael-Cera-Agrees-To-Arrested-Development-Movie-12139.html
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on June 02, 2010, 04:41:25 AM
Cera's been on board for an Arrested Development movie for a long time. The reason it isn't happening now is, most likely, it's just been too long. The series ended forever ago, and at this point it would just be awkward to bring it back... especially on the big screen. Not that the series really ever fit on the big screen to begin with....

That said, I fuckin' hate Michael Cera, but I'm lookin' forward to Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. It has also already been posted in the other thread, where it belongs, in case you guys didn't notice.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on June 02, 2010, 05:23:11 AM
That said, I fuckin' hate Michael Cera, but I'm lookin' forward to Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. It has also already been posted in the other thread, where it belongs, in case you guys didn't notice.

You sound confused.


Anyway, for some reason, this silly discussion inspired me to throw this together...

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

Welcome to Bizarroland.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Death May Die on June 02, 2010, 08:04:33 AM
Anyway, for some reason, this silly discussion inspired me to throw this together...



Welcome to Bizarroland.

My thoughts exactly. When watching zombieland, I thought to myself, "Man, that co-lead character looks like it was made for M. Cera. I guess he had something else going on."
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on June 02, 2010, 02:48:15 PM
Wait, what's been changed?  :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on June 07, 2010, 02:43:40 PM
Not to beat a dead horse or anything, but the clip they showed on the hilariously awkward and terrible MTV Movie Awards last night for Scott Pilgrim is, to me, acceptable and the comicbook *THWAK*s and *BAM*s don't appear to be too distracting, going more for a "barely there" aesthetic rather than drawing attention to it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rae-ntplV54&feature=player_embedded

This clip probably won't convert anybody who isn't already excited about it, but you never know....
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on June 07, 2010, 04:20:47 PM
Not to beat a dead horse or anything, but the clip they showed on the hilariously awkward and terrible MTV Movie Awards last night for ...


Shit that was last night? Dare I waste my time on repeats?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on June 07, 2010, 05:08:39 PM

Shit that was last night? Dare I waste my time on repeats?
Not at all. It was the worst thing on television.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on June 09, 2010, 05:00:09 PM
'Mortal Kombat' Resurfaces With Hilariously Dead-Serious Promo Trailer (http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2010/06/mortal-kombat-resurfaces-with.html)
via: The Playlist

Latino Review has dug up info on a new "Mortal Kombat" promo trailer directed by Kevin Tancharoen (he helmed the recent "Fame" remake). Starring the likes of Michael Jai White, Jeri Ryan, Ian Anthony Dale, Lateef Crowder and Matt Mullins, the clip is evidently a test run to try to sell Warner Bros. on a darker and grittier 'Kombat' reboot.

A third film in the profitable "Mortal Kombat" film series has long been in development with rotating creative teams trying to piece together the ridiculous mythology of the games into a convincing narrative that shed the goofiness of the first film and the embarrassing amateurishness of the second. We expected to see the series again once Midway was acquired by Warner Bros., but we weren't sure what form the revival would take.

But this nearly-eight minute video surfaced yesterday showcasing a moody, dank crime story giving gritty, poker-faced revisions to popular characters from the "Mortal Kombat" universe. At first we thought it was a goof, a fan-made trailer made by someone with too much free time.

Is this what "Batman Begins" hath wrought? Since that film was praised for their grounded approach to originally silly material (with moments like Bruce Wayne leafing through a circular for Bat-tools), Hollywood seems like they've been in a race to see who can take a more literal, imagination-free approach to their own properties. As a result, we have this clip, where supernatural demon-creatures like Reptile and Baraka are given super realistic re-inventions as, respectively, a deformed cannibal and an insane plastic surgeon.

We think the cast seems appropriate for this kind of film, and the fighting on display looks fairly well-executed. But man, this thing just gives us the creeps. We want to say it's the overall deadening tone of the thing, all dirt-under-the-fingernails artificiality and pervasive, excessive shadows. It's probably also the gruesome gore — the "Kombat" games are amusing for their goofily elaborate deaths, but do we really need to see someone reaching inside a decomposing head to eat the remains? Then again, the idea of treating this like some straight-faced grisly serial-killer movie does seem pretty hilarious. If this clip becomes the basis for an upcoming film, we can't imagine anyone not cackling their way through ninety minutes of shadowy backrooms and morose, wordy exposition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_MqZn7E-mk&feature=player_embedded

***********************************
Yeah, it's not a real movie yet, but this looks fucking awful.

Also, for those of you still wishing to know what it'd look like if Hollywood ever churned out a Berserk movie, here's an example:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qNqxDdDgu6Q/TA-e0mKQuzI/AAAAAAAAAiY/OWOAM1we5iY/s1600/centurion-poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on June 09, 2010, 05:07:16 PM
'Mortal Kombat' Resurfaces With Hilariously Dead-Serious Promo Trailer (http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2010/06/mortal-kombat-resurfaces-with.html)

Yeah this was posted in the Youtube thread yesterday. I thought it looked fun myself ("cackling my way through it" seems appropriate). Not like the MK series had much merit before.

Also, for those of you still wishing to know what it'd look like if Hollywood ever churned out a Berserk movie, here's an example

Now however that isn't funny at all. :azan: Just the idea makes me shiver.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on June 09, 2010, 05:21:18 PM
I was waiting for someone to compare that Mortal Kombat junk to Batman Begins/Dark Knight, I'm just glad it wasn't favorably. Though, it should be pointed out those movies were actually effective in creating a semblance of realism despite their obvious out of this world elements, while this trailer should never be referred to as "super realistic," it's just full of today's most popular nouveau cliches: "a deformed cannibal and an insane plastic surgeon." Yep.


As for that Centurion poster, it might be time to revive the Berserk movie posters thread. :carcus:

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on June 09, 2010, 06:38:36 PM
I was waiting for someone to compare that Mortal Kombat junk to Batman Begins/Dark Knight, I'm just glad it wasn't favorably. Though, it should be pointed out those movies were actually effective in creating a semblance of realism despite their obvious out of this world elements, while this trailer should never be referred to as "super realistic," it's just full of today's most popular nouveau cliches: "a deformed cannibal and an insane plastic surgeon." Yep.

Like I was telling Wally a few hours ago, I find it about as realistic as Law & Order: SVU. :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on June 09, 2010, 10:30:18 PM
Let's put it in a nutshell, when your "vision" of something makes Paul W.S. Anderson's version look good, that's a problem.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on June 10, 2010, 12:05:10 AM
What bothers me more is, the insane cannibal and crazy plastic surgeon have super human fighting abilities.

"Sub-Zero use to be an ice-cream man before he killed a child with a powerful ice creme headache. Soon after he began killing people with what can only be compared to, someone that has spent the last forty years practicing martial arts".

Edit: Also Baraka should be dead from infection caused by those blades.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Johnstantine on June 10, 2010, 04:59:01 PM
not bad, really.  wonder how much the production costs were on that?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on June 10, 2010, 05:02:47 PM
not bad, really.  wonder how much the production costs were on that?

$7,500. More info in the link below:

Quote from: http://www.collider.com/2010/06/09/kevin-tancharoen-interview-mortal-kombat-rebirth-feature-film
Some highlights:

    * They shot the short film over two days on two RED cameras
    * Started in early April and it took 2 months to do the post production.  Most people donated their time.  The short was made for $7,500
    * Knew if he was going to get a chance at a genre picture, he’d have to show he could do it on his own.  This is a calling card for a chance at making the next Mortal Kombat feature film and it’s his vision for how he’d do it.
    * No one at any studio knew he was doing the short
    * Oren Uziel wrote the short.  He’s currently listed on IMDb to write the next Mortal Kombat movie at Warner Bros.
    * Says he wants to make a movie that balances the real world with the mysticism and the special powers.  Compares it to the way Harry Potter exists in two worlds.  As in there are two universes that coexist with each other.
    * Confirms “fatalities” are definitely in his movie.  He wants to put them in the tournament in an “organic way”
    * Definitely would use “get over here” (the classic line from the game)
    * Michael Jai White plays Jax Briggs in the short and he’d definitely be a part of the feature.
    * Says Scorpion is the bad guy and will stay a bad guy
    * They only had 4 hours to shoot the big fight scene
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Johnstantine on June 10, 2010, 05:03:54 PM
Thanks for clearing that up for me, Aaz.  The site is blocked at my work.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on June 18, 2010, 06:36:36 AM
Okay so I was sorta kinda looking forward to the new Predators movie but what the hell is this shit?

(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/4425/1276787874203.jpg) (http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/3053/1276787911738.jpg)

Doesn't look good   :sad:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on June 18, 2010, 05:38:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpPqQYJuOwE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpPqQYJuOwE)

...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on June 18, 2010, 05:48:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpPqQYJuOwE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpPqQYJuOwE)

...
Oh man, FUCK  YOU...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on June 18, 2010, 05:50:40 PM
Okay so I was sorta kinda looking forward to the new Predators movie but what the hell is this shit?
Doesn't look good   :sad:

It's what's being called the Black Super Predator. I have no idea what's up with his mandibles...at all. I'm guessing he's a rogue Predator. We'll see.
(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg708/scaled.php?tn=0&server=708&filename=3535747pred2401b78ceb18.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)
It seems like they've nailed the look of what a 'regular' Predator is supposed to look like (judging from other production stills), so I'm willing not to be uber critical of this new boy.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on June 18, 2010, 06:12:10 PM
Oh man, FUCK  YOU...

I believe it's supposed to take place in a little girl's room or something like that, too. If you're going to try and appeal to people who enjoyed the show as kids, why do you make a movie that has nothing to do with the show except for the fact that Smurfs are in it? Hollywood is killing me these days...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Dar Klink on June 20, 2010, 06:28:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpPqQYJuOwE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpPqQYJuOwE)

...
:magni:
I believe it's supposed to take place in a little girl's room or something like that, too. If you're going to try and appeal to people who enjoyed the show as kids, why do you make a movie that has nothing to do with the show except for the fact that Smurfs are in it? Hollywood is killing me these days...
People liked the Smurfs? :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Lithrael on June 20, 2010, 02:06:51 PM
They showed that preview when I went to see Toy Story (which was great btw)...  I think it's the first time I've felt that Uncanny Valley thing.  A bunch of photoreal rendered Smurfs...  Ever seen that photoreal Mario, how it just makes you go 'augh!!'?  That kind of thing.  Eesh.

I liked the Smurfs when I was little.  There was one story where Vanity got a cursed hat that mutated him, and I never got to see the end of the episode...  Poor mutant Vanity!   :judo:

ETA: The internet rocks.  I just found that ep online.  Finally I am at rest.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on June 20, 2010, 02:52:40 PM
People liked the Smurfs? :troll:

Haha, probably before they knew better. I think the last time I genuinely enjoyed an episode was at the age of three.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: dwarfkicker on June 21, 2010, 01:04:43 AM
(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/4425/1276787874203.jpg)

Doesn't look good?  I think it looks pretty sweet myself  :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on June 21, 2010, 01:23:56 AM
God, I hope humans and predatorz don't team up to defeat the "Black Super Predator". That'd be really dumb.

(http://i46.tinypic.com/23kxnl.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on June 21, 2010, 01:26:21 AM
(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/4425/1276787874203.jpg)

Doesn't look good?  I think it looks pretty sweet myself  :guts:

Yeah, looks good... (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/looksgood.jpg) for Toy Story 3, maybe. Just so you know, that's actually supposed to look real on film, it's not a preview image from the toy line or something, which I'm sure you're similarly amped for. :carcus:


Reminds me of this ugly turd I had as a kid, among others (http://www.planetavp.com/features/merchandise/predatortoys.shtml):

(http://www.planetavp.com/images/toys/predatortoy3.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: dwarfkicker on June 21, 2010, 02:23:56 AM
Come on now Griff, toys are for children  :carcus:

Quote
God, I hope humans and predatorz don't team up to defeat the "Black Super Predator". That'd be really dumb.

Yeah seriously, save that crap for the crummy AvP films.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on June 23, 2010, 12:23:15 PM
Predators (http://movies.ign.com/dor/objects/429477/predator-3/videos/Predators_Intl_OnlineTrailer_062310.html) looks super fantastic to me. =)

haha, i'm just kiddin'. i don't really have an opinion on it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on June 23, 2010, 08:05:42 PM
Expect a PG-13 'Akira' and Possibly Hughes-less Sequel (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/expect-a-pg-13-akira-and-possibly-hughes-less-sequel.php)

At least they finished us off before we even think of getting slightly hopeful with pre-production news and stuff like that. "It'll suck as you expected. Now move on."
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on June 23, 2010, 10:31:02 PM
Expect a PG-13 'Akira' and Possibly Hughes-less Sequel (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/expect-a-pg-13-akira-and-possibly-hughes-less-sequel.php)

At least they finished us off before we even think of getting slightly hopeful with pre-production news and stuff like that. "It'll suck as you expected. Now move on."

What a nightmare.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on June 25, 2010, 05:19:29 AM
Expect a PG-13 'Akira' and Possibly Hughes-less Sequel (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/expect-a-pg-13-akira-and-possibly-hughes-less-sequel.php)

At least they finished us off before we even think of getting slightly hopeful with pre-production news and stuff like that. "It'll suck as you expected. Now move on."
“I want to simplify everything for the audience.”  :mozgus:



'Mortal Kombat' Resurfaces With Hilariously Dead-Serious Promo Trailer (http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2010/06/mortal-kombat-resurfaces-with.html)

New footage leaked: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KgwgOL5uY4
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: dwarfkicker on June 27, 2010, 01:20:33 AM
Since everyone is already dogging this in this thread, international Predators trailer:
http://screenrant.com/predators-international-trailer-ross-65731/
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on June 27, 2010, 01:32:44 AM
New footage leaked: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KgwgOL5uY4

Haha, Mortal Kombat, the flamethrower! (actually, that would kind of make sense =)

Anyway, what's actually cool about that presentation is I think those are the actual models used to create the character sprites for the game. So while it might not have been the most realistic display, it was about as genuine as it could get if you wanted to actually see your favorite Mortal Kombat characters in person.
The kid in me gets a kick out of that, and so does the adult frankly, but for the opposite reason. :ganishka:

Since everyone is already dogging this in this thread, international Predators trailer:
http://screenrant.com/predators-international-trailer-ross-65731/

Everyone's already dogging it because Rane posted that trailer in here three days ago, and three posts above yours.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on June 27, 2010, 02:05:30 AM
Since everyone is already dogging this in this thread, international Predators trailer:
http://screenrant.com/predators-international-trailer-ross-65731/

I think this trailer is much better than the other one, though it does give away a little too much. Anyway I'm going to see it, opening night no doubt. I'm skeptical but I'm such a predator fan that I at least need to see it and make up my mind then. I just hope I'm not too disappointed. If I enjoy it even a little bit I'll be happy.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on June 27, 2010, 02:40:06 AM
I think this trailer is much better than the other one, though it does give away a little too much.

Really? All it showed me was some bad dialogue to go along with a mediocre concept and likely bad plot. You gotta be a PREDATOR... or the prey! Yeah, get it? And my favorite, "This planet's a game reserve." That's a pretty radical assumption on his part, did he explore the entire planet? I mean, it could just be a 20 mile radius on it that's a game preserve. I'm kidding, but only in Sci-Fi do entire inhabitable planets have a singular characteristic or purpose like game reserve or intergalactic grocery market. They should really diversify these planets. =)

Anyway I'm going to see it, opening night no doubt. I'm skeptical but I'm such a predator fan that I at least need to see it and make up my mind then. I just hope I'm not too disappointed. If I enjoy it even a little bit I'll be happy.

As such a fan, wouldn't you want to enjoy it a lot though? Yeah, that's why I'm still firmly dreading.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on June 27, 2010, 03:53:34 AM
Maybe I've just been so traumatized by the other installments ( even predator 2, which wasn't that bad) that I can't help but think I'll be happy if I enjoy but only a few moments of the film. Maybe an action scene, maybe the gore, a few good lines here or there, as long as I find something to enjoy I'll be happy.

I don't know, just seeing the Predator on the big screen is cool. Even though AvP2 sucked bad, I actually enjoyed the beginning just because it was on the big screen and with my boys who are also huge Predator fans. We left the theater disappointed of course, but it wasn't transformers bad. I'm just not bitter enough ( or smart enough) to pass on a predator movie just yet.

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on June 29, 2010, 10:39:49 PM
:farnese:
http://movies.ign.com/dor/objects/429477/predator-3/videos/preds_clip_awaken_062910.html?show=hi
I'm hoping this is an edited clip.  :???:

Another new one.
http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=32790
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on July 01, 2010, 04:09:11 AM
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/128/1277947890019.png)

Jesus this guy is on a losing streak. He is just annoyingly bad now.

:farnese:
http://movies.ign.com/dor/objects/429477/predator-3/videos/preds_clip_awaken_062910.html?show=hi
I'm hoping this is an edited clip.  :???:


Yea that certainly looks edited.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on July 01, 2010, 04:15:17 AM
Wow..... Wow. Btw, 6% now.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 01, 2010, 04:50:25 AM
:farnese:
http://movies.ign.com/dor/objects/429477/predator-3/videos/preds_clip_awaken_062910.html?show=hi
I'm hoping this is an edited clip.  :???:

Another new one.
http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=32790

Good job taking Predator and making it way lamer, Rodriguez. I mean, it really is that simple when you think about it. They took the Predator concept and remixed it in the most deliberate, self-aware, and contrived manner possible.

Nice parachute.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on July 01, 2010, 06:17:41 AM
I'm gonna hold out judgment on The Last Airbender until I see it for myself. I've disagreed with enough critics, including all of the people that contribute to Rotten Tomatoes, about M. Night Shyamalan at this point that I feel confident in ignoring them regarding his films. 7%-6% is pretty freakin' low though...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 01, 2010, 06:31:31 AM
I'm gonna hold out judgment on The Last Airbender until I see it for myself. I've disagreed with enough critics, including all of the people that contribute to Rotten Tomatoes, about M. Night Shyamalan at this point that I feel confident in ignoring them regarding his films. 7%-6% is pretty freakin' low though...

If you thought those movies were good, you're probably the one who's opinion should be ignored as an indicator of quality.

Shamalamadingdong's a talented director, great with mood, but he should fire himself as his writer because that's where all his movies go whooshing down the toilet. Maybe the best example of Shyamalan the writer sabotaging Shyamalan the director is Signs. That movie is like Hitchcock meets Spielberg until Shyamalan pulls the curtain on the shocking twist that it's actually fucking terrible with a retarded premise. Actually, that's a pretty impressive twist ending, I'm trying to think of another movie like that, not just where the ending is bad or a disappointment, but it actually reveals the entire movie to be bad. That's almost an achievement. =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Death May Die on July 01, 2010, 06:44:45 AM
No offense, I remember one totally awesome kick ass Predator movie. The rest are pretty much leeching off that one. This movie seems to be no exception. The only thing that kinda interest me is Rodriguez's take on it. I've haven't been itching for any type of Predator movie. I haven't damned this movie, I just have no interesting in seeing a Predator movie. I don't know why. What can this movie say that the first didn't?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 01, 2010, 06:46:53 AM
No offense, I remember one totally awesome kick ass Predator movie. The rest are pretty much leeching off that one. This movie seems to be no exception. The only thing that kinda interest me is Rodriguez's take on it. I've haven't been itching for any type of Predator movie. I haven't damned this movie, I just have no interesting in seeing a Predator movie. I don't know why. What can this movie say that the first didn't?

Good point, I'm as forgiving of Predator 2 as the next guy, it's entertaining in it's own way, but more in the spirit of Commando than Predator. I have no idea why anyone still thinks of this as a series with potential or gets excited about anything to do with it anymore. Like you said, it was one great movie, and then a bunch of garbage. How many times are people going to be fooled? It's "shame on you" the second time, and some of us are going on four!

It's like some depressed sports fanbase or something, where delusional die hards keep pretending that it's going to be different next year while rooting for a perennial loser.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on July 01, 2010, 07:47:38 AM
Good job taking Predator and making it way lamer, Rodriguez. I mean, it really is that simple when you think about it. They took the Predator concept and remixed it in the most deliberate, self-aware, and contrived manner possible.

Nice parachute.

I hadn't watched the videos until now (lack of interest in the further ruination of the Predator name), but having done so I must say it's worse than I had expected. I'd feel bad for whoever worked on this because they so clearly lack creative talent and inspiration, but in truth it only angers me that such mediocre people had the gall to think themselves up to the task of making this movie. Same old case of people trying to replicate something but not understanding what made it great.

It's like some depressed sports fanbase or something, where delusional die hards keep pretending that it's going to be different next year while rooting for a perennial loser.

Exactly.

And Shyamalan... When was his last good movie? Unbreakable? Even that one had pacing issues. At this point he's more like a hack who got lucky a couple times than a talented but misguided director.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 01, 2010, 08:40:43 AM
I hadn't watched the videos until now (lack of interest in the further ruination of the Predator name), but having done so I must say it's worse than I had expected. I'd feel bad for whoever worked on this because they so clearly lack creative talent and inspiration, but in truth it only angers me that such mediocre people had the gall to think themselves up to the task of making this movie. Same old case of people trying to replicate something but not understanding what made it great.

Speaking of which, even Peter Jackson had the good sense not to cast Schnoz there as a robust man of action, but change the part to something more fitting of his lithe frame.

And Shyamalan... When was his last good movie? Unbreakable? Even that one had pacing issues. At this point he's more like a hack who got lucky a couple times than a talented but misguided director.

Pretty much, guy had talent, but too much came too soon, 6th Sense made him think he could be the next Spielberg or something, and probably ruined whatever he could have done otherwise. To use another sports analogy, he's like athlete that gets max player money based on the potential of one good year, but without really proving himself. No track record. Well, now he has one.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Fellmark on July 01, 2010, 08:53:59 AM
I actually want to watch the new Predator movie.  I expect it to be horrible. I want to see how they are going to ruin the franchise further.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: dwarfkicker on July 01, 2010, 02:47:20 PM
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If you thought those movies were good, you're probably the one who's opinion should be ignored as an indicator of quality.

Don't be such an ass.  Not everybody has the same tastes as you  :schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 01, 2010, 08:24:10 PM
And not everybody has taste. Not even saying I do, but I do make my case. My opinions are WELL documented on this board. I give my reasons ad nauseam. So, if you don't like them, give me yours, or if not, don't come whining to me playing the taste card and taking umbrage because I made fun of a guy decrying the persecution of M. Night Shamalot at the hands of cruel aggregates.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on July 01, 2010, 09:02:34 PM
Btw, 6% now.

Haha, my girlfriend and I were going to see it this weekend. I think we'll be seeing Toy Story 3 instead. :void:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 01, 2010, 10:56:32 PM
Haha, my girlfriend and I were going to see it this weekend. I think we'll be seeing Toy Story 3 instead. :void:

Good choice.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 02, 2010, 04:47:18 AM
Last Airbender is quickly gaining transcendentally bad pop culture reputation, via twitter:

Michael Ian Black (comedian/actor): "The only thing "The Last Airbender" seems to have going for it is that M. Night Shyamalan didn't cast Mel Gibson again."

Bill Simmons (sportwriter): "Stephen A. Smith reports that M. Night Shyamalan and David Kahn are joining forces to create the worst basketball movie ever."

BTW, check this out:

Quote from: http://lastairbenderfilm.com/category/budget/
Paramount Gambles Big With Airbender
June 25, 2010

A recent LA Times Business article has revealed that not only has Paramount invested $150 million into the production of The Last Airbender, but also a gargantuan $130 million into the marketing campaign, making The Last Airbender more than twice as expensive as any of M. Night’s previous films! Paramount Chief Executive Brady Grey doesn’t seem worried.

    “Like every filmmaker, Night has had his hits and misses, but I believed in his vision and that he could execute it,” Grey said, adding “It’s a bold step because he had to create a potential new family franchise.”

With an unprecedented cross-promotional marketing campaign between Viacom owned networks Nickelodeon,  MTV, Comedy Central, Spike TV, and CMT, one can hardly fault him for his optimism. However, Airbender does face stiff competition in the third entry in the Twilight Saga, Eclipse, opening a day earlier.

    “I’m hoping after they see ‘Eclipse,’ they’ll come see our movie,” Shyamalan said.

Quote from: http://lastairbenderfilm.com/2009/04/21/budget-confirmed-250-million/
Budget Confirmed: $250 Million
By nextairbender

Frank Marshall confirmed today that the budget for the planned The Last Airbender trilogy is $250 million, and that they will be spending more on the first film “to create the world.”

Holy shit, this could be epic! They already spent $280 MILLION on this turkey, it's opening against arguably the biggest movie of the year, and if the the word of mouth is any indication of how it will do at the box office... Wow, shortly after one Avatar becomes the highest grossing movie ever, this one might become the biggest failure!

The twist at the end is that M. Night's career was already dead. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on July 02, 2010, 05:13:50 AM
(http://skullknight.net/images/osment.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Dar Klink on July 02, 2010, 05:17:11 AM

The twist at the end is that M. Night's career was already dead. :ganishka:
(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/8528/kenshiro.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 02, 2010, 09:55:51 AM
http://www.deadline.com/2010/07/last-airbender-opens-to-3m-midnights/

Looks like it wasn't meant to be, my biggest fear was the lowest common denominator that is international market, but it looks like it won't bomb domestically either. Man, it seems like every movie that comes out purporting to be a big movie makes 60 million dollars it's first week, no matter how big a piece of shit it is. Combine that with jacked up 3D prices, and you wonder how studios even lose money these days. Besides making Jonah Hex.

Fuck it, I'm still holding out hope, maybe those estimates won't come to be, interest will drop sharply in a week, and the international audiences will shun it for not even casting an Asian kid in the part, then it can it's rightful place on the glorious list below! :guts:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_biggest_box_office_bombs

Some of these movies I forgot existed, like THIS: Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballistic:_Ecks_vs._Sever)

Quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballistic:_Ecks_vs._Sever
The film was universally panned by critics, who generally regarded it as having no redeeming features, not even the comedic value normally associated with bad films. It is often listed among the worst movies ever made. In March 2007, the movie review site Rotten Tomatoes ranked the film #1 among "The Worst of the Worst" movie list, with 107 "rotten" reviews and no "fresh" ones. Financially, the film was also a box office failure, recouping just over $19.9 million of its $70 million budget.
Or, if it wasn't clear that time...
Quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballistic:_Ecks_vs._Sever
The film was a massive box office failure, grossing less than 30% of its budget at the box office. It also received mostly negative reviews from film critics. Rotten Tomatoes ranked Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever number 1 on its "The 100 Worst Reviewed Films of All Time" list. All of the 107 available reviews gave the film negative ratings, which resulted in a 0% fresh rating. The film was ranked number one worst movie of the decade.

Ok, but what did Deci and dwarfkicker think? :carcus:

Just kidding fellas. :slan: But seriously, as impressive as all those stats are, it still doesn't live up to the awfulness promised by the title. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: dwarfkicker on July 02, 2010, 12:30:29 PM
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Ok, but what did Deci and dwarfkicker think?

I can honestly say Grif, that this is the first time I think I'll be listening to the critics.  Waaaaay too many negative reviews for my taste.  My fiance and a few of my buddies want to see it.  But I'm gonna pass.  The cartoon was entertaining.

I'll go see a movie  even if the reveiws are split, or in favor of the negative spectrum (Transformers 2 which I enjoyed).  But when just about every review is dogging a movie, then clearly it's not a good movie.

So....pass  :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on July 02, 2010, 02:33:48 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_biggest_box_office_bombs

Haha, 13th Warrior is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Casting Antonio Banderas as an Arab? Genius. :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on July 02, 2010, 08:01:27 PM
Yea we opted not to see it also, like dwarfkicker said, the amount of negative reviews are overwhelming. The reason I'd normally ignore them is because of films like The Village and Lady in the Water, which we enjoyed yet both got bad reviews. But Avatar... erm, I mean The Last Airbender, I feel confidently is surpassing the threshold of misguided bad reviews into just being a bad movie.

I'm casually thinking of seeing Knight and Day, because initially it looked like I might get more funny Cruise (see: Tropic Thunder), but now I'm realizing it's probably just another romantic comedy trying to pass off as an action movie... or the other way around. Either way, interest is waning there as well.

When's the next Harry Potter movie come out?  :???:  :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on July 02, 2010, 08:13:00 PM
Idk about harry potter but eclipse comes out soon ;-)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on July 02, 2010, 08:25:14 PM
Idk about harry potter but eclipse comes out soon ;-)
Oh? How are the candy bars this year?  :badbone:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: dwarfkicker on July 02, 2010, 10:21:05 PM
My fiance wants to see Eclipse and unfortunately there's no getting out of this one for me  :judo:  Thankfully she wants to wait about a week or two so we aren't crammed into a theater with a bunch of whacko twi-hards....doesn't make me feel any better.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 07, 2010, 12:10:27 AM
http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/interviews/a238478/adrien-brody-predators.html

Interview with Adrien Brody about Predators. If someone can sit through this, let me know what's said, because about a quarter of the way in I was too bored with it to continue. Sounded like he was trying to say all the right things, anyway.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Fellmark on July 07, 2010, 12:28:30 AM
Airbender= horrible acting, decent cg, and a decent hole in the plot.  Avoid at all costs, well maybe not a dollar at the redbox when it hits dvd. Totally not worth seeing in the theater.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on July 09, 2010, 06:03:06 AM
Predators officially belongs in this thread. Spoilers ahead, so be warned.

What worked:

Some decent performances here and there.
Some expansion on Predator mythology. (Like how there's a blood feud between different Predator races. They hunt in parties of 3 while on the preserve. The yakuza guy finds a sword and notes it's very old. Think the gun from 1715 in Predator 2.)
The Predator Dogs were possibly the coolest alien in this movie. Yup.  
The music brought back pleasant memories.


What didn't work...at all.

Too many characters. The Surgeon and the Death Row Inmate should've been rolled into one. As could the Russian and the African.
The Russian with the mini gun was there only for morons to go, "Look a mini gun! Like part 1. WOW." There was an African fellow who fell much too soon and had potential to shine.
The rehash of Billy taking off his gear to fight the Predator, only this time it's the Yakuza. The sword fight that follows is awful as the guy in the Predator suit just moved so damn awkward. He clearly couldn't see shit. (People clapping at the end of this scene should be smacked...hard.)
There are 3 rogue Predators, none with a unique personality so to speak. It's a major problem when you could've replaced the Predators with Werewolves and the movie would still work. 2 of the 3 Rogue Predators get taken out so quick it's shameful. There absolutely should've been one Rogue.
There's no new Predator weaponry. That's a major no-no. Pred 2 introduced the Net Gun, the disc, the spear, the darts. Hell, PROPS to AvP and AvP:R for trying to be bold and add things for the Preds to play with. There's a mechanical(?) bird that's in this movie for literally 9 seconds. Waste.
Adrien Brody does a decent job. But towards the end he literally says, "I'm here. Come on. Kill me. I'm here." Just...so...wrong.
There's another quasi Pred-Human team up. Yay! Wait, boo.  

Oh yeah and Morpeheus turns out to be a doosh bag.



All in all, it's bad. It's not AvP:R bad, but still bad. More doesn't equal better.  :farnese:

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on July 09, 2010, 07:51:22 AM
Predators officially belongs in this thread. Spoilers ahead, so be warned.

Unfortunate but predictable. I was shaking my head at some of your spoilered feedback. For all its faults, Predator 2 did a few things right, and they couldn't even build on them. The lack of talent in Hollywood these days really is tragic. Isn't there anyone out there denouncing it? Why isn't Ebert fighting the good fight instead of buffooning about video games?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 09, 2010, 08:17:26 AM
Good review, I enjoyed your detailed report, Proj. Too bad the news couldn't be better.

Isn't there anyone out there denouncing it? Why isn't Ebert fighting the good fight instead of buffooning about video games?

Ebert can barely keep the facts straight of the movies he reviews, his goofs are a staple at this point. Here's his rambling take on Predators, which I noted he simply called "Predator" in a link he provided to the review. Can't even keep the title straight! =)

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100707/REVIEWS/100709982

Anyway, he doesn't like it much either, the review is mostly made up of a few tangents about various things that don't make sense to him in these movies, and it has a few amusing lines at the film's expense.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: dwarfkicker on July 09, 2010, 09:41:40 AM
Three and a half stars ign:
http://movies.ign.com/articles/110/1104627p1.html

I'm still optimistic.  Seeing it tonight.  If anything it'll get out the foul taste that Eclipse left in my mouth  :mozgus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 09, 2010, 10:01:10 AM
Three and a half stars ign:
http://movies.ign.com/articles/110/1104627p1.html

The rundown of the cast of characters reads like a list of cliches dumb people would think are cool. Half of them don't even sound suitable for the premise. Anyway, from that article, it still sounds like it's "the best Predator movie since the original" only by default. Still, after the details of it and Proj's review, I'm actually more intrigued than before (granted, I really wasn't giving them any credit at all, to the point that Proj's negative review was relatively positive compared to my expectations of what he'd say about it =). Unfortunately, I get the feeling that most of the intriguing stuff is more promising in my imagination than it will turn out to be in reality, as Proj can attest.

I'm still optimistic.

Can't you just lower your expectations and then be pleasantly surprised when you like it? You should be a Cleveland fan, they could use optimism now. =)

Seeing it tonight.  If anything it'll get out the foul taste that Eclipse left in my mouth  :mozgus:

Now that's a sound strategy, because after that anything is an upgrade, and a movie with predators is practically salvation.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: dwarfkicker on July 09, 2010, 10:07:23 AM
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Now that's a sound strategy, because after that anything is an upgrade, and a movie with predators is practically salvation.

Haha, I couldn't agree more  :guts:

It's doing well on Rotten Tomatoes:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10012256-predators/

71% fresh rating.

I'm willing to bet what it's going to come down to is how highly anyone regards the previous films. 
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 09, 2010, 11:17:18 AM
I'm willing to bet what it's going to come down to is how highly anyone regards the previous films.

Generally speaking, one doesn't have to love the original to think a new incarnation sucks in its own right. Anyway, sounds like code for downgrading a better film to raise up a worse one. Or, grading everything pass/no pass, even if one's an A+ and the other is a C-.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on July 09, 2010, 01:58:35 PM
Back. What threw me off prior to seeing the film was checking Rotten Tomatoes first. The score was surprisingly high there (70's). Then I scoped out Meta Critic, there it scored very, very low (40's). That made me uneasy.

Well, here's more that's come to mind of what didn't work.

Morpheus cannot be taken seriously partly due to how FAT he is. For someone marooned on an alien game preserve he's sure packing on the pounds. I guess he eats people after he smokes the to death. Fat Fuck. He also has this 'imaginary friend', think Gollum. His entire 6 minutes in the movie could be a deleted scene on the DVD. No joke. Ugh.

Here's something major that pisses me the fuck off. The scene from the trailer where Brody is covered is 15+ Predator laser sights...

(http://www.fancast.com/blogs/files/2010/03/predators-adrien-brody.jpg)
...NEVER FUCKING HAPPENS. Purely bullshit to puff up the trailer.

A guy's spine and skull is ripped out. As soon as the Predator heaves up, the dude's face apparently melts off as all we see in the next shot is a bloody skull with no eyes, skin or hair.  :azan:

The Classic Predator's inner jaw doesn't move. Just remains open. Small gripe but the fucking original's and P2's fucking moved.  

Morpheus' death scene is lame. Whenever a Predator shoots someone with his shoulder cannon, they DON'T LIQUIFY! Morpheus' mushy body does just that. SPLASH!

Troublemaker didn't even do the Predator's blood right.

There's an Alien Creature introduced then promptly gunned down for seemingly no reason other than to introduce Morpheus. Here's a moment we could've shown [shock] a new brand of alien that serves as some purpose. Maybe he tries to communicate with or help or kill the humans, (think District 9). Nope, it just chases Topher Grace and gets blown away. Instead of the 8-9 mediocre human characters we had to put up with (yakuzas...ugh) we should've lost half of them and had the humans forge an alliance out of necessity with the 'New Alien'. Fuck Morpheus. His acting sucked. Give me an Alien who communicates with hands, and noises and draws pictures in the dirt. That would've been better.




Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on July 09, 2010, 02:05:49 PM
Here's something major that pisses me the fuck off. The scene from the trailer where Brody is covered is 15+ Predator laser sights...
http://www.fancast.com/blogs/files/2010/03/predators-adrien-brody.jpg
...NEVER FUCKING HAPPENS. Purely bullshit to puff up the trailer.

Then again, there's something inherently retarded with that scene. Why are some Predators aiming at his shoulders, arms, ribs? Why aren't they all pointing at his head or heart? It's obvious no one gave this any thought beyond the "COVERED IN RED DOTS" aspect.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on July 09, 2010, 02:27:04 PM
Really, it's makes me mad. I keep remembering Rodriguez smugly stating since he didn't have to direct it, he just threw SO much in the script. Ugh. Yeah, don't direct PREDATORS to do MACHETE, which will revolutionize the underground, hipster, 'B-Movie on purpose' scene.

*Middle finger way up*.  

Nimrod Antal. I don't know how much I should hate or not hate this guy. There was moments were the film did shine and upon recalling statements from him, he was really trying to beat the clock with regards to his allotted time to complete production. I'm iffy. Since Rodriguez hogged the PR spotlight since Day 1, I'm going to say he's more at fault here.

This movie lacked a soul of it's own. Predator 2 went to the city and built on the Predator itself. This film tries to invoke what made part 1 awesome. It leaves you thinking how Predator (1) did everything better.  

If Troublemaker Studios is it's own little studio free from the Hollywood bullshit as Rodriguez makes it out to be, what the fuck was the rush?

Even more of what sucked:

The Classic Predator's masked was too huge. I'm convinced we'll never see the slender design grace the screen again.  

Topher Grace is able to identify an ALIEN PLANT and discern how poisonous it is. Um...HOW THE FUCK DOES HE DO THAT?!

A claymore blows up and the strange liquid fire chases the characters as they flee the explosion. Sloppy effects there.

Again, 1 claymore is enough to end a Predator but 8 hand grenades sends a Predator flying 10 feet. :???

Apparently, 5 O'clock is bitch raping time.  :schierke:

Last but not least the line STOLEN from ALIENS: "If it comes to that, I'll do us both."


Then again, there's something inherently retarded with that scene. Why are some Predators aiming at his shoulders, arms, ribs? Why aren't they all pointing at his head or heart? It's obvious no one gave this any thought beyond the "COVERED IN RED DOTS" aspect.

Intimidation baby.

I'm still optimistic.  Seeing it tonight.  If anything it'll get out the foul taste that Eclipse left in my mouth  :mozgus:

Really? I'll never ever watch any of those emo-bullshit movies. But I guess PREDATORS will seem amazing after that fag-fest.


Well, all that's left is for Ridley to get around to ruining the Alien series even more.  :mozgus: :mozgus: :mozgus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: dwarfkicker on July 09, 2010, 09:30:41 PM
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Really? I'll never ever watch any of those emo-bullshit movies. But I guess PREDATORS will seem amazing after that fag-fest.

In love there's this little thing called compromise, thus I've had to sit through all three of these Twilight movies with my fiance.  Shiny diamond vamps, where the hell's Blade at?!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on July 09, 2010, 11:01:13 PM
In love there's this little thing called compromise, thus I've had to sit through all three of these Twilight movies with my fiance.

Well, if she loved you, she wouldn't have you go through torture like that, right? Just kidding, man. Love is beautiful. :rakshas:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on July 09, 2010, 11:05:12 PM
In love there's this little thing called compromise, thus I've had to sit through all three of these Twilight movies with my fiance.  Shiny diamond vamps, where the hell's Blade at?!
Haha. If I was with one ex, I would've totally be in your boat man. Fortunately my current gf is awesome and is on the same wave length as me. :guts: Geek love.

Well, if she loved you, she wouldn't have you go through torture like that, right? Just kidding, man. Love is beautiful. :rakshas:
This is true duder.  :serpico:

On bad movie note. They're actually making Clash of the Titans 2. Why?
 
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on July 10, 2010, 04:53:52 AM
Just got back from Predators. It wasn't that bad. Definitely not epic reboot that everyone is hoping for, but I wasn't as disappointed as I thought.

 I'd like bounce some ideas with anyone else who has seen it, namely Proj. First of all, about Morpheus being "liquefied", I do believe that the rogue predator that killed him had different technology from the ones we've seen previously and the shoulder guns were different too. That could explain the different type of death. I'll agree though, it wasn't that cool anyway. About Morpheus, I really didn't mind his character, and I didn't get that "he's too fat" vibe either. Maybe I was trying to rationalize it in my mind after reading your comments, but it didn't bother me. I actually liked his character and the things he explained were pretty interesting, as you said. Also about the blood being wrong, I didn't catch it. Was it the Rogue Predator blood? if so it's possible that it could have been different for that reason alone. I will agree that some of the biggest letdowns were the "sword fight" scene (your totally right about the predator looking like a guy in a suit) and the fact that the rogue preds had zero personality. That and the overall feel to the whole movie.

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The Classic Predator's inner jaw doesn't move.
This actually bothered me more than anything.  :azan: Very distracting!

The music was good though, even more when the credits rolled. I bet you can guess what song played  :carcus:

And yea, this scene wasn't in the movie, probably for the best
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/2350/1269333357057.jpg)

Overall I honestly didn't hate it (I know, I like anything right guys?)

... I'm hungry, wheres my twilight bars?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: dwarfkicker on July 10, 2010, 03:12:17 PM
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Haha. If I was with one ex, I would've totally be in your boat man. Fortunately my current gf is awesome and is on the same wave length as me. guts Geek love.

Oh she plays games and watches the same movies as me.  But she also likes the chick flicks so I have to tag along for them.  It's only fair.....right?  :troll:

Anyways, saw it.  Enjoyed the hell out of it.  All 5 of us did. It wasn't perfect but it certainly was the best Predator movie since the first one.

Pros:
-I like how their was some build up/exploration before the killing really got going.  Added a sense of foreboding.
-I like how the Super Preds differed from the Regular/Average Preds in both design and weaponry (no netting for clothing, single wrist blade, more powerful cannon, mask style and face).
-Samurai Showdown! I thought this was cool as hell.  I immidiately thought of Billy from the first one, only this one shows the skirmish.  Also showed the Predator sense of honor.
-Loved how the convict got the most brutal kill.  Him taunting the Pred only to have his spine torn out was just so fitting.
-I liked the group of characters.  They meshed well, and their sense of survival was believable for the most part.
-"Morpheus" was amusing as hell.  I thought of Castaway with Tom Hanks when he started talking to his imaginary friend.  His death was fitting for the snake that he turned out to be.
-The music was a nice touch.  Especially during the credits.  Instant flashback to the chopper scene in the first movie.
-The ending was great in my eyes.  I'm so glad they didn't pull some shit with the Pred flying them home or the survivors flying home on their own.
-I like how they handled the mud in this one.  Brody owned that Predator until it busted out a sound visor mode (pretty cool) and was able to track him through his heartbeat.
-The hounds (if you can call them that) were pretty gnarly.  I liked them.  Little bastards took some heat.  Gave some of the characters a chance to shine as well.
-Absolutely loved the Super Pred detonating the ship as it flew away.  I could just imagine if Brody was in there thinking he was in the clear.  Such a ruthless alien.
-I also liked the throw back briefing to the first movie.  I guess if Arnold's cameo couldn't work out it was the next best thing.


Cons:
-Claymore explosion was unrealistic as all hell and the accompanying cg was horrible.  Even if the explosion triggered the drill blowing it was still pretty far fetched.  Claymores don't blow big enough to do that.
-Claymore point blank offs a super Pred but a dozen grenades don't do the trick? Meh....
-Didn't like any of the throwback dialogue at all.  "Over here" and "Turn around" belong to Mac. "Kill me. I'm here. Come on. Do it now." belongs to Dutch.  :mozgus:
-Wished some of the kills were more brutal.
-Wished we got a clear shot of the Regular Predator using his double wrist blades.  I missed them in this movie.
-And I didn't like how the Predators could just take off and remove their masks. How are you gonna have the masks fastened on in ALL of the other movies but not in this one?


Indifferent:
-Pred vs Pred.  I'm bummed because it seemed like two retards attempting to play foot ball with all the attempted talking.  Then it turned into some UFC crap with one being mounted and pummled on the ground by the other one. Loved the unmasking and the decap at the end of the fight.  It was cool to see two Preds go at it.  But it could have been better.
-I liked the display of, let's call it rough honor, that the regular pred shows after it's freed by Brody.  Choking him out like that and then examining his skull much like what was done to Arnold in the first one.  Thankfully it didn't turn into an AVP team up as Brody made no attempt to go back and help the regular pred take on the super pred.  Still though, I wasn't liking the fact that there was this exchange between the two species.  Brought back a hint of the nasty taste that the first AVP left in my mouth (that movie sucked).



All in all I give this movie an 8.5 out of 10.  If those cons were taken care of this movie would've been on par with the first one for me  :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on July 10, 2010, 04:54:38 PM
8.5 Dwarfkicker?! You're extremely generous man. It may boil down to a matter of taste, but what you cite as 'pros', I cite as 'travesties'.

The movie ends kind of seriously only to have Little Richard come and destroy the mood. Sorry, but it worked in the original, not here.

You liked the samurai fight?! Did we watch the same movie?

"Morpheus" couldn't act his way out of paper bag in this flick IMHO.


I'm really surprised no one is mentioning the complete lack of new Predator weaponry.  :femto:

Also, they literally waited until the last 6 minutes of the movie to show what Edwin really was. A serial killer. Come on. He was practically the comic relief of the movie. Why does this only bother me?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk0g_fppVHI

Note: "He may prove to be the most deadly of them all."  :schierke: And the plant bullshit.


Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: dwarfkicker on July 10, 2010, 10:46:12 PM
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8.5 Dwarfkicker?! You're extremely generous man. It may boil down to a matter of taste, but what you cite as 'pros', I cite as 'travesties'.

I can read between the lines when it comes to certain things.  It wasn't poor writing, just required a little reasoning to make it work for me.  Apparently though you seem to be the type that needs a movie to have every little detail spelled out for you. Not knocking you. After all, who goes into a mindless action movie wanting to think about what they're watching  :slan:

Edwin knowing his poisonous substances just by look, smell, or texture through possible similarity to something on earth isn't surprising.  He's a sick whacked out freak, and based on this I'm sure he's used types of various paralysis on some of his victims. When something about character like that occurs, I don't need things explained to me in crystal clear detail.  If he's a doctor then he obviously knows his shit about the body and the kinds of things that might affect it. It would be like Royce rigging Edwin's body with the grenades. I didn't need something explaining that he's a demolitions expert.  I see that he's a soldier/merc and know that he knows his shit about setting traps like that.

And for the fight,
Billy drew his knife in the first movie.  We didn't see what came of that fight other than the outcome.  King Willie drew his sword in the second movie.  Once again only the outcome was shown.  It was nice to see a blade match between a Predator and a human.  Then again you have the final fight at the end of the second.  Harrigan was using a weapon he never used before and it showed with the Predator, being one armed, overwhelming him for the whole fight.  Now you've got a man, clearly trained to use a sword, with a much longer reach then the disk weapon, and so you have a different kind of fight.  And for me it worked.  However, it wasn't perfect.  A better showing of that duel would have been to showcase the Predator's overwhelming strength which seemed to disappear just for that fight. But it's forgivable cause even though they killed each other with all or nothing strokes, the match was still in favor of the superior Predator.

Oh, and as for the complaints about the blood being wrong in an earlier post, it wasn't wrong.  They have glowing green blood.  They've had it in every movie.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on July 11, 2010, 01:12:17 AM
I can read between the lines when it comes to certain things.  It wasn't poor writing, just required a little reasoning to make it work for me.  Apparently though you seem to be the type that needs a movie to have every little detail spelled out for you. Not knocking you. After all, who goes into a mindless action movie wanting to think about what they're watching  :slan:

I don't need every detail spelled out, I just don't enjoy sloppy story telling. After suffering through shitty Aliens and Predator movies, yes, I would like one to be chock full of detail and not have corners cut.  

On Edwin: Alien plant man. Don't make excuses for lameness. Edwin's a surgeon, they never mentioned anything about him being a horticulturalist.  :schierke:

On Yakuza-Billy: The fight was painful to watch man. How can you not admit it? I bet you could go into your backyard and film something better. It was so forced on us. (I can see how it would work better if they kept the scene where Hanzo voices his feeling that he belongs on this plant with the Hunters. Alas, they cut it.)

As for the blood. I miss the 'glow', the charming glow. Compare the new vs the old, you'll see it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: dwarfkicker on July 11, 2010, 01:39:18 AM
If it looks like I'm trying to convince you to change your opinion, that's not my intention.  You have yours and I have mine.  I'm simply stating (mainly with Edwin) how I rationalize the story telling.  I can do that here because after Edwin gets Isabell with the poison, he explains to her the sensations and effects she's feeling, while letting her know that while she's numb, she'll still be able to experience everything he does to her.  This to me shows that he knows his shit. I wouldn't call that piss poor story telling, so much as leaving it until the end to help you, the viewer, figure out that 1+1=2.  I personally didn't need him to mention in casual conversation that he was a horticulturalist or a botanist. He spoke of the plant so matter-of-factly that I figured he knew his shit, or at least had a good idea. That's my rational.

And before Grif comes in makes some kind of smartass comment like how I could possibly rationalize at "how a piece of shit sprayed with perfume could make it any more than a piece of shit" I'll simply say that it would still be a piece of shit...just nicer smelling    :ganishka:

And I believe I stated that the fight wasn't perfect, though I was still able to enjoy and appreciate it.  I have seen far better.

Bottom line, I went into that movie hoping to see a good Predator movie.  I saw a movie that walked all over both AVPs and entertained me more than the second Predator. 10 bucks well spent for me.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 11, 2010, 02:56:13 AM
And before Grif comes in makes some kind of smartass comment like how I could possibly rationalize at "how a piece of shit sprayed with perfume could make it any more than a piece of shit" I'll simply say that it would still be a piece of shit...just nicer smelling    :ganishka:

Why would you so perfectly set yourself up for a cruel comeback zinger like this!? Just know I'm showing a lot of restraint right now in the spirit of unity. :guts:


P.S. Was going to see it today, but my friend bailed out because he didn't want to spend the money. Another time, perhaps.

P.P.S Made yet another attempt tonight, but apparently you really do need to be kidnapped and dropped off on the Predator planet to get a group there.

P.P.P.S. BTW dwarf, someone knowing something they really shouldn't be able to know isn't explained by them knowing it. That's a basic circular logic fallacy, and another reason rationalizing is a poor substitute for solid writing. Anyway, not an unforgivable reach in a movie like this, but not good either, however you want to spin it.

Speaking of which (RANT ALERT), the context surrounding that fallacy sounds pathetically trite and tacked on for a Predator movie, same for the Japanese sword fighting faggotry (I hope the guy had Hanzo steel!). I mean, gimme a break, did Rodriguez manage to stuff every more passé than risqué modern cliché into this flick? It reminds me of that new Mortal Kombat movie trailer, right down to the exact same hackneyed, fucked out and oh so "edgy" character devices, "He may prove to be the most deadly of them all!" They really should have had Laurence Fishburne play Morpheus, complete with Predator kung fu fighting in bullet time; and if there wasn't one among the cast already, I can't wait for Predators 2: Predators Vs. Vampires! I just hope the kills will be brutal and hardcore enough for those of us with exacting standards and good taste! Ok, I'll stop now, I'm just so excited to see the movie I can't contain myself! =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on July 11, 2010, 03:16:16 AM
 
I saw a movie that walked all over both AVPs and entertained me more than the second Predator.

We can mostly agree buddy.  :badbone:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Breed1Ghost on July 11, 2010, 05:33:23 AM
I liked the Pred movie didn't add to much but what I like most is where it takes place that was all the difference it needed and this kinda felt like a direct sequel in a way.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 11, 2010, 09:14:19 AM
I liked the Pred movie didn't add to much but what I like most is where it takes place that was all the difference it needed and this kinda felt like a direct sequel in a way.

Most convincing positive review I've seen.

Speaking of which, Predators is down to 65% at RT, and up to 50% at Metacritic. Seems about right from what I've heard.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on July 13, 2010, 01:41:46 AM
Since Predators is doomed to remain in this thread, I found this interesting http://www.movie-moron.com/forum/index.php?topic=1605.0

That was the creature that Morpheus shot and killed.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 13, 2010, 05:25:45 AM
I think what you said earlier, Oburi, about not really hating it, was an appropriate and measured response. I didn't hate it either, but despite it's best efforts, it was disjointed and mediocre all-around.

That's what I'm going to focus on here for the most part, I'll leave the praising or defending it to those that truly liked it. I thought it was a par for course action movie, enjoyed some parts, thought it was good to see the Predator back in the jungle, but that's about it. One thing I'll give it is you could tell its heart was in the right place. They really tried to get what made Predator great and duplicate it, they just couldn't pull it off. Though this literally is what you'd get if you tried to make Predator today. The problem with that sentence is the today part. It's rife with the same modern BS that plague a lot of movies now, particularly action movies. It's not just a matter of not living up to the original, it also really didn't excel at anything in its own right. It kept my attention and wasn't a bad experience, but it wasn't satisfying either, and just about everything could have easily been better with some tweaks, and when that's true of everything, it's hard to overlook. I watched in good faith, my expectations were low, but I was open-mined, and I kept waiting for it to go to another gear, the potential was there, but in the end it just didn't, and when it showed me all it had, I was left wanting. It was merely mediocre.

The story was mediocre. It just sort of meandered along from one station to the next, sometimes they'd set a course and it'd go nowhere, arbitrarily transitioning into something else, and most things happened or worked just because the script needed them to, not because it made sense or followed some natural progression or order (they learn the Predators' weakness halfway through the movie, then forget about it until the very end, and not surprisingly the stuff in between is the worst of the movie). Stuff just happened for the sake of doing it, and most of it wasn't even very spectacular, so I'm not sure what it was worth doing it that way. The dialogue and scenes were generally kinda hacky, self-important but off the shelf. It's not for lack of effort, they were trying and taking it seriously, but it's just the kind of movie that even if you enjoy it while you watch it, there's no satisfaction to be had in analyzing it afterward, because it had so many holes.

The characters were mediocre. I didn't buy them or their behavior, which was easy because they didn't make much sense. The ensemble didn't work because they were literally and figuratively just thrown together, there was no intuitive group dynamic that made it all fit. Also, how'd they find these guys again? I understand plucking soldiers off a battlefield, but some of those characters had complex and private backgrounds in everyday life. How'd the Predators identify them, are they keeping tabs on everyone on Earth? Doesn't make sense, and in the first two movies they met their main targets by happenstance. In any case, Topher Grace's character was unfit as a Predator opponent however you look at it (again, didn't make sense, but the script calls for it for a gimmick). As for Adrien Brody, he wasn't believable as the hardass, or his character wasn't, though I blame Brody because the guy is just too emotive to be talking about what a cold-blooded killer he is, and so it all came off very forced. Not a believable leader either, especially among this crowd, who were sure blindly loyal to him for a bunch of murderous strangers. He was still fine as a soldier dangerous with modern weapons, but they really should have left his shirt on. Again, not their fault, there is no Arnold today, let alone supporting guys like Carl Weathers to surround him with. So, we literally get a bunch of lightweights, but the writing didn't help. They were supposed to be rugged and rough & tumble, but they continually engaged in conversation and behavior that suggested otherwise. They were way too normal and soft for what they were supposed to be, but that's typical today.

The action was mediocre. Not only were the action set pieces underwhelming anyway, but they felt staged, inconsistent, and synthetic. Again, things happened because they were supposed or needed to, not because they naturally made sense, and so it never felt authentic. The first predator dog takes extensive fire from the entire party to go down and still almost reaches them, the others die instantly when it's convenient. They also attack when and how it's convenient. One second they're charging full speed like they're totally wild and kill crazy, but once their prey becomes helpless and they could easily kill them with half the effort they previously displayed, they suddenly become shy and slow. It's like watching the WWE, guys are obviously pulling their punches and putting themselves in position to lose, because that's the script. It reminds me of Terminator Salvation, particularly in the last fight, how the Terminator would just throw John Conner around for the sake of an implausible wrestling match, even though it was supposed to just kill him, and could easily have with one hit at any time. Same exact thing happens again and again here, particularly at the end, and there's simply no sense of gravity, urgency, or realism because of it. It used to be in these movies that when the killing machine got to you, you were dead, it killed you. That's what made it scary and effective. It's like even R-rated movies are made for PG-13 audiences these days, or made with a PG-13 mentality and technique, like they just can't get out of that mode. Instead of real violence, they're going to wrestle and fly around and have slick CGI violence that might look visually impressive, but not at all real (for the record, Predator 2 was considered so violent, it was originally rated NC-17 =). Anyway, these people don't act like they're really dealing with monsters, and the monsters don't act like it either. So, why should I feel any differently? Speaking of which...

The Predators were mediocre! Seemingly plucked right from AvP stock, uninspired pseudo-redesigns with no substantial additions (subtractions, actually), personality, or common sense. They weren't Predators so much as they were just monsters. They weren't intelligent, actually they were pretty dumb, and again, their behavior was dictated by whatever the scene called for. Including just standing in harm's way, taking damage, even death, like they're Michael Myers or The Terminator, and in the same vein as the modern Terminator, they're surprisingly ineffective at actually killing people. At times they seemed to have little to no concern for their own safety, welfare, or whether or not they actually, ya know, won. They'd mindlessly march forward after their victim like Jason. So much for evolving as hunters/killers, this was another step back, and despite being the big baddies of the movie, they were kinda lame, displaying no hunting/survival prowess and walking stupidly into cheap deaths. Also, I wasn't expecting there to be less Predators in this movie than in Predator 2, not to mention the mythology introduced at the end of 2 was infinitely more interesting than the vague gobbledygook spouted here. A Predator movie can't be that good if the Predators themselves are one of the movie's weak links.

Finally, the sword fight was... muy malo. It encompasses all of the above, it didn't make sense from a story, character, action, or Predator standpoint, and was totally contrived and wedged into the movie, seemingly from another (AvP perhaps). There's no reason or clear motivation behind it, it's just thrown in there for vapid fanboys, and it's not even very satisfying or well done in its own right. It was on par with the action in Batman: Dead End, a fan movie. It was actually kind of surreal to sit through, like was this really happening (even the setting), and was the only part I felt was really bad and inappropriate in an exploitative kind of way (though speaking of exploitative, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that they try to riff on the original Predator as much as possible, to the point you can't help but compare them, it's like a remix =).

That's basically my (incomplete) take on what's wrong with Predators, the movie isn't all bad by any means, but all that bad stuff, and more, is in there. If you don't think about it, it's alright, even nostalgic, but it doesn't hold up to scrutiny. It's really not in the same vein as the original Predator, not intrinsically; while it's certainly made in its image, it's not made out of the same stuff, but the more modern materials that comprise movies like AvP. That's what it's truly successor to, and by that standard, it's definitely a step back in the right direction.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on July 13, 2010, 02:32:19 PM
Good review Griff.

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It's like even R-rated movies are made for PG-13 audiences these days, or made with a PG-13 mentality and technique, like they just can't get out of that mode.

This is so true, I was thinking the exact same thing and it goes to almost all movie these days, at least all hollywood movies. I don't want to sound like one who needs extreme violence in movies or I'm not satisfied but seriously I remember as a kid actually being frightened to see how some death scenes would play out with practical effects. These days it's like I know I won't be shocked or scared I just hope there is enough to earn the R rating. Predators could have been pg-13 with some language tweeks.

I mean, can you imagine what a remake of The Thing would look like?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0905372/ guess we'll find out.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 13, 2010, 11:11:28 PM
Good review Griff.

Thanks, I'm just glad to know somebody read the damn thing! I actually intended to do a brief review... :schierke:

This is so true, I was thinking the exact same thing and it goes to almost all movie these days, at least all hollywood movies. I don't want to sound like one who needs extreme violence in movies or I'm not satisfied but seriously I remember as a kid actually being frightened to see how some death scenes would play out with practical effects. These days it's like I know I won't be shocked or scared I just hope there is enough to earn the R rating. Predators could have been pg-13 with some language tweeks.

Yeah, I saw Predators with my dad and he still wasn't sure what it was rated afterward until I reminded him that they dropped multiple F-Bombs. Otherwise, like you said it could have been PG-13. I'm also not out for extreme violence or gore porn, but the violence should have some impact, whereas everything feels like cartoon violence these days. Even when guys get cut in half or something in a mainstream action movie, it's done in such a way that it has no weight. Compared to the stylized violence of today, those 70's and 80's horror/action movies were filmed like documentaries. I remember Texas Chainsaw Massacre being described as having the quality of a film you'd watch in science class.

I mean, can you imagine what a remake of The Thing would look like?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0905372/ guess we'll find out.

It's going to look like a video game (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335473/). Speaking of which, we think of the uncanny valley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley) as it applies to video games all the time, but it just as well describes what's wrong with most action/effects movies these days.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Johnstantine on July 14, 2010, 01:35:33 PM
I think what you said earlier, Oburi, about not really hating it, was an appropriate and measured response. I didn't hate it either, but despite it's best efforts, it was disjointed and mediocre all-around.

That's what I'm going to focus on here for the most part, I'll leave the praising or defending it to those that truly liked it. I thought it was a par for course action movie, enjoyed some parts, thought it was good to see the Predator back in the jungle, but that's about it. One thing I'll give it is you could tell its heart was in the right place. They really tried to get what made Predator great and duplicate it, they just couldn't pull it off. Though this literally is what you'd get if you tried to make Predator today. The problem with that sentence is the today part. It's rife with the same modern BS that plague a lot of movies now, particularly action movies. It's not just a matter of not living up to the original, it also really didn't excel at anything in its own right. It kept my attention and wasn't a bad experience, but it wasn't satisfying either, and just about everything could have easily been better with some tweaks, and when that's true of everything, it's hard to overlook. I watched in good faith, my expectations were low, but I was open-mined, and I kept waiting for it to go to another gear, the potential was there, but in the end it just didn't, and when it showed me all it had, I was left wanting. It was merely mediocre.

The story was mediocre. It just sort of meandered along from one station to the next, sometimes they'd set a course and it'd go nowhere, arbitrarily transitioning into something else, and most things happened or worked just because the script needed them to, not because it made sense or followed some natural progression or order (they learn the Predators' weakness halfway through the movie, then forget about it until the very end, and not surprisingly the stuff in between is the worst of the movie). Stuff just happened for the sake of doing it, and most of it wasn't even very spectacular, so I'm not sure what it was worth doing it that way. The dialogue and scenes were generally kinda hacky, self-important but off the shelf. It's not for lack of effort, they were trying and taking it seriously, but it's just the kind of movie that even if you enjoy it while you watch it, there's no satisfaction to be had in analyzing it afterward, because it had so many holes.

The characters were mediocre. I didn't buy them or their behavior, which was easy because they didn't make much sense. The ensemble didn't work because they were literally and figuratively just thrown together, there was no intuitive group dynamic that made it all fit. Also, how'd they find these guys again? I understand plucking soldiers off a battlefield, but some of those characters had complex and private backgrounds in everyday life. How'd the Predators identify them, are they keeping tabs on everyone on Earth? Doesn't make sense, and in the first two movies they met their main targets by happenstance. In any case, Topher Grace's character was unfit as a Predator opponent however you look at it (again, didn't make sense, but the script calls for it for a gimmick). As for Adrien Brody, he wasn't believable as the hardass, or his character wasn't, though I blame Brody because the guy is just too emotive to be talking about what a cold-blooded killer he is, and so it all came off very forced. Not a believable leader either, especially among this crowd, who were sure blindly loyal to him for a bunch of murderous strangers. He was still fine as a soldier dangerous with modern weapons, but they really should have left his shirt on. Again, not their fault, there is no Arnold today, let alone supporting guys like Carl Weathers to surround him with. So, we literally get a bunch of lightweights, but the writing didn't help. They were supposed to be rugged and rough & tumble, but they continually engaged in conversation and behavior that suggested otherwise. They were way too normal and soft for what they were supposed to be, but that's typical today.

The action was mediocre. Not only were the action set pieces underwhelming anyway, but they felt staged, inconsistent, and synthetic. Again, things happened because they were supposed or needed to, not because they naturally made sense, and so it never felt authentic. The first predator dog takes extensive fire from the entire party to go down and still almost reaches them, the others die instantly when it's convenient. They also attack when and how it's convenient. One second they're charging full speed like they're totally wild and kill crazy, but once their prey becomes helpless and they could easily kill them with half the effort they previously displayed, they suddenly become shy and slow. It's like watching the WWE, guys are obviously pulling their punches and putting themselves in position to lose, because that's the script. It reminds me of Terminator Salvation, particularly in the last fight, how the Terminator would just throw John Conner around for the sake of an implausible wrestling match, even though it was supposed to just kill him, and could easily have with one hit at any time. Same exact thing happens again and again here, particularly at the end, and there's simply no sense of gravity, urgency, or realism because of it. It used to be in these movies that when the killing machine got to you, you were dead, it killed you. That's what made it scary and effective. It's like even R-rated movies are made for PG-13 audiences these days, or made with a PG-13 mentality and technique, like they just can't get out of that mode. Instead of real violence, they're going to wrestle and fly around and have slick CGI violence that might look visually impressive, but not at all real (for the record, Predator 2 was considered so violent, it was originally rated NC-17 =). Anyway, these people don't act like they're really dealing with monsters, and the monsters don't act like it either. So, why should I feel any differently? Speaking of which...

The Predators were mediocre! Seemingly plucked right from AvP stock, uninspired pseudo-redesigns with no substantial additions (subtractions, actually), personality, or common sense. They weren't Predators so much as they were just monsters. They weren't intelligent, actually they were pretty dumb, and again, their behavior was dictated by whatever the scene called for. Including just standing in harm's way, taking damage, even death, like they're Michael Myers or The Terminator, and in the same vein as the modern Terminator, they're surprisingly ineffective at actually killing people. At times they seemed to have little to no concern for their own safety, welfare, or whether or not they actually, ya know, won. They'd mindlessly march forward after their victim like Jason. So much for evolving as hunters/killers, this was another step back, and despite being the big baddies of the movie, they were kinda lame, displaying no hunting/survival prowess and walking stupidly into cheap deaths. Also, I wasn't expecting there to be less Predators in this movie than in Predator 2, not to mention the mythology introduced at the end of 2 was infinitely more interesting than the vague gobbledygook spouted here. A Predator movie can't be that good if the Predators themselves are one of the movie's weak links.

Finally, the sword fight was... muy malo. It encompasses all of the above, it didn't make sense from a story, character, action, or Predator standpoint, and was totally contrived and wedged into the movie, seemingly from another (AvP perhaps). There's no reason or clear motivation behind it, it's just thrown in there for vapid fanboys, and it's not even very satisfying or well done in its own right. It was on par with the action in Batman: Dead End, a fan movie. It was actually kind of surreal to sit through, like was this really happening (even the setting), and was the only part I felt was really bad and inappropriate in an exploitative kind of way (though speaking of exploitative, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that they try to riff on the original Predator as much as possible, to the point you can't help but compare them, it's like a remix =).

That's basically my (incomplete) take on what's wrong with Predators, the movie isn't all bad by any means, but all that bad stuff, and more, is in there. If you don't think about it, it's alright, even nostalgic, but it doesn't hold up to scrutiny. It's really not in the same vein as the original Predator, not intrinsically; while it's certainly made in its image, it's not made out of the same stuff, but the more modern materials that comprise movies like AvP. That's what it's truly successor to, and by that standard, it's definitely a step back in the right direction.

ya know, i had the EXACT same feelings after i saw the movie.  the sword fight was the only major problem i had with the movie.  it seemed out of place and completely UTTERLY unnecessary.  times, like, a billion.

great review.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on July 14, 2010, 07:52:56 PM
You're dreading Tron 2.0?! I hope it's as good or is better than the original, and so far those clips/ trailers look badass *phew*

I'm dreading the Akira, Full Metal Panic, Gungrave, Rurouni Kenshin (or Samurai X) Live Action movies. Maaan, NO!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on July 14, 2010, 09:09:57 PM
Just read your review Griff. Meh, it was mediocre. Totally kidding. I can't talk about the movie without getting emotional about it, you summed things up nicely and without it being laced with HATE.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on July 14, 2010, 11:27:03 PM
Based on your review I think I'll wait until I'm really drunk one night and order it on Comcast. Until then, I'm going to rewatch the original on Blu-ray the second it arrives in my mailbox (should be here tomorrow afternoon). It's been years since I've seen it and I've never actually owned it until now. Can't wait!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on July 15, 2010, 01:21:25 AM
Saw Predators. Didn't see many big deal problems with it. It was just an OK movie. You can't expect much out of Hollywood these days when it comes to sequels. The only way the movie will annoy some people is if they go into it a die-hard fan of the Predator franchise or with high hopes on it being great. I'm not a die-hard fan (I loved the original) and didn't go into it thinking it will top Predator. I mean let's face it, in recent years not many movie sequels top their predecessors.

It seems just everyone hated it from the get go and were just dead set on it being terrible. In the end it really wasn't that terrible. Yes, Predator was an amazing movie and yes they shouldn't tarnish the legacy with crap. But at least it's no AVP. I don't understand the need to nitpick on movies now. With all the crap constantly being released it's as if everyone's surprised Hollywood produces crap.


My main problems with Predators are:

-If the Predators are these highly skilled hunters who enjoy the hunt and the challenge, then why place their prey in a seemingly impossible situation to survive in? I figured if I was a Predator and wanted a real challenge, I would be on equal ground with my prey and supply them with the same weapons and technology I have. The humans are already at a disadvantage with the physical size and strength differential, the human weaponry, gear and supplies. True, that the Predators are killed but apparently this whole "planet prey" thing lasted 10 seasons. Which I assume is a long time given the mental condition Fishburne's character is in. And we can assume the Predators have easily been collecting their trophies within that time. So it's like the Predators are setting themselves up to win a majority of the time. Why couldn't they have done the whole "planet prey" from the beginning? It makes more sense their culture would do something like that instead of a lone Predator traveling to a remote planet and just stumbling upon Arnold Schwarzenegger AKA Earth's most powerful warrior and waging battle.


-I was disappointed with the final fight Adrien Brody had. In particular the final blow. Why didn't he just peck the Predator to death with his beak of a nose?

From reading reviews online and hearing people's thoughts in real life, I hear one thing that is consistent. That it was entertaining. It kind of falls inbetween a movie you should rent and a movie you should see in theaters. I guess if you've seen all the summer blockbusters and you or someone else feel like watching a flick it isn't a bad movie to go for.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on July 15, 2010, 01:39:58 AM
You're dreading Tron 2.0?! I hope it's as good or is better than the original, and so far those clips/ trailers look badass *phew*

Who said they were dreading Tron? I already made a post on it when I first saw the trailer a while back. I don't know why but I have a good feeling on that one. The trailer was awesome.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 15, 2010, 02:25:37 AM
So it's like the Predators are setting themselves up to win a majority of the time. Why couldn't they have done the whole "planet prey" from the beginning? It makes more sense their culture would do something like that instead of a lone Predator traveling to a remote planet and just stumbling upon Arnold Schwarzenegger AKA Earth's most powerful warrior and waging battle.

It doesn't make more sense than a hunter going on a hunting trip in their desired prey's natural environment, that's what hunting is. If you want to go hunt deer, you go to the forest. That's the original Predator concept, and remember, it wasn't shackled yet by all of this dumbed down Predator mythos that's totally one-dimensional. Everything about the Predator mythology was basically extrapolated just from the little information about the Predator in the first movie. Even how they expanded on it was one-dimensional, it was all focused on hunting and honor. Well, that doesn't explain their intelligence, knowledge, and how they developed a highly advanced technological culture and civilization greater than our own (yet, all they do is hunt! =). Theoretically, there should be Predator scientists, doctors, and engineers that spend most of their life dedicated to advancing and building this technology. In the first movie, for all we knew, that was exactly the case. The Predator could have been just one individual from an alien race who happened to be a trophy hunter (hell, maybe it was just his vacation =), and even if that was the main facet and foundation of their culture, there was obviously more to it (medicine, space travel, codes of conduct, etc). That was actually one of my hopes when I heard this movie was supposedly taking place on a Predator planet. It was a great opportunity to show us more of the Predator civilization and what actually makes it tick. Buuuuut... nope, they just hunt all the time! Though, not very well according to this film.

-I was disappointed with the final fight Adrien Brody had. In particular the final blow. Why didn't he just peck the Predator to death with his beak of a nose?

That's why I had the opposite feeling about the Predators' advantage, it was mitigated by the fact that they just allowed themselves to be killed and didn't care. I could be wrong, but I don't think that's the point of trophy hunting. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on July 15, 2010, 07:55:03 AM
I don't understand the need to nitpick on movies now. With all the crap constantly being released it's as if everyone's surprised Hollywood produces crap.

Yes, let's all have the lowest possible standards and passively accept bad quality as an unavoidable fact.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on July 15, 2010, 02:06:39 PM
Who said they were dreading Tron? I already made a post on it when I first saw the trailer a while back. I don't know why but I have a good feeling on that one. The trailer was awesome.
I thought I read someone say that! All I remember was that the person has a lot of posts, if it helps :rakshas:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 15, 2010, 08:10:42 PM
I thought I read someone say that! All I remember was that the person has a lot of posts, if it helps :rakshas:

It couldn't have been me, I'd have posted it in the "Movies to take or leave" thread.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on July 16, 2010, 02:32:51 PM
The remake for Let The Right One In ... called Let Me In ... what the hell!?!! First, the title is lame, then the trailer shows you exactly matching screen shots from the original movie, and it's just disappointing that they had to spend money on making the exact same thing knowing it can't get any better than the original.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 16, 2010, 02:50:49 PM
Trailer for Let Me In  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjavOLdPk1c)

I really don't understand as to why this is being re-made, but hopefully that scene will all the CG cats attacking that woman isn't in it or improved upon. Besides that, this movie is going to be the SAME thing all over again.

First, the title is lame,
Agreed.

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then the trailer shows you exactly matching screen shots from the original movie

Agreed, BTW what was the person in the mask with the knife? Was that in the original movie?

and it's just disappointing that they had to spend money on making the exact same thing knowing it can't get any better than the original.
There are a few things they could improve upon, but I highly doubt they'll do it. The movie is just going to be a load of shit that is being carbon copied from the original.  :schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on July 16, 2010, 03:02:39 PM
The guy in the mask could be the father. In the original, I don't think he wore a mask. Thinking back, I guess it makes sense.

The only cool thing is the casting for the two main (kid) characters. That boy was pretty good in The Road.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 16, 2010, 03:11:52 PM
That boy was pretty good in The Road.

There's not a whole lot to like about that movie, with it being a complete bastardization of the book.  :azan:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on July 16, 2010, 03:26:39 PM
I haven't read the book :schierke: ... hahaha kinda explains why I prolly liked the movie so much! The movie, as a stand alone, did a good job of portraying a post apocalyptic world with a realistic feel and premise. The acting was good, and I wasn't disappointed by it. It's slow for the general public, but bearable. How different is the story in the book? ^_^
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 16, 2010, 03:32:21 PM
How different is the story in the book? ^_^

The movie has the wife in it far too much. After the wife went to kill her self in the book, that's it, the movie on the other hand repeatedly flashes back to hear, also the birthing scene was fucking ridiculous and shouldn't have been included. Basically adding so much more about the wife changed the theme of the story in more of a bad way.

I've written more about the movie before  in this thread (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=8350.msg179785#msg179785).

Edit: Added more to the spoiler tag

Edit: Edit: I need to watch it again, I have mixed feelings about the movie. It's still a bastardization of a great book.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on July 16, 2010, 03:49:10 PM
Heh I see your point, understandable. I know those flashbacks and putting the plot together (understanding it) was a damper for a few friends online. But, I'll see if I can pick up the book. So much to read grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 20, 2010, 05:35:32 PM
Heh I see your point, understandable. I know those flashbacks and putting the plot together (understanding it) was a damper for a few friends online.

Those flashbacks weren't necessary at all, and I can't help but feel that the message to the story was changed for the worse. 

http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/night_eclipse_CNwjEMLiqn59kRY7zVT0IJ
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Director M. Night Shyamalan may need to take his name out of his own movie trailer. When the promo for "Devil" -- which he produced -- played before a Friday night screening of "Inception" at the 34th Street IMAX theater, the crowd booed when the screen showed, "From the mind of M. Night Shyamalan." "Then everyone erupted in laughter," a moviegoer reports. Shyamalan directed "The Sixth Sense" but his subsequent pictures -- including "The Happening" and "The Village" -- have flopped. A rep for Universal had no comment.

Is his career dead after his latest turd?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on July 20, 2010, 06:20:05 PM
Ohhh wow ... he kinda brought it on himself. I think if it were to catch up as a trend, the audience would ignore his movies.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: BiQ-- on July 20, 2010, 06:32:40 PM
I went to see The Knowing (with Nicolas Cage) in cinema when it was out here... it was really a mind-imploding experience. In a bad way. Just when I thought it can't take a turn for more cheese, stupid and predictability, it goes on and does just that. Multiple times.

Nicely done catastrophe scenes, though.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on July 20, 2010, 06:38:16 PM
Ohhh wow ... he kinda brought it on himself.

Definitely. I don't even know why he still gets jobs.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on July 20, 2010, 07:00:34 PM
He really lucked out with The 6th Sense ... and I dug The Happening (yeah >_>), but everything else is B-movie material. The Last Airbender literally pissed me off, I can't remember the last time I was that mad at a movie director/ movie in general.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Lithrael on July 20, 2010, 08:01:53 PM
My friend Puppetmon had to express her Airbender rage:

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/201/9/d/The_Last_Failbender___INTENSE_by_demonoflight.jpg
or http://demonoflight.deviantart.com/art/The-Last-Failbender-INTENSE-172022129 if direct links don't work..

 :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on July 20, 2010, 11:36:33 PM
I keep hearing how bad The Last Airbender is, so like 2 weeks ago my g/f began watching the series on Netflix. While the cartoon is ok, I'm curious to see how bad the movie actually is. The series is too lighthearted for me (as my heart is BLACK) but my initial gripe is that everyone in the animated series is Asian (Like Chinese/Japanese and the like). Can someone tell me why there are so many Indian people in this movie? That's like filming Berserk and casting Guts as a macho Japanese dude. Um, pretty sure he's a white guy.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on July 21, 2010, 01:42:45 PM
Yeah, the casting was all wrong, especially with the Fire Nation. It's easy to say they got 10% of the content correct from the original animated series. It's that bad. From the top of my head -

- character names are pronounced weird, like Iroh (eye-roh) was called eeeiiii-roh; Aang (aang like you'd say 'and') was called ung.
- too many tai-chi looking moves before anyone would actually air/water/earth/fire bend ... so cheesy. So in fast action scenes, you'd see them do this move for 2-3 seconds before they actually bended anything.
- They show Fire Lord Ozai's face too much, and the dude is (i) Indian (ii) has short curly hair ... wtfrack.
- Zhao is supposed to be a serious jealous character, instead you have an Indian Comedian playing the character *face palm*
- rushed story, waay rushed, however he has no problem slowing down the introduction for the audience.
- The Northern water nation easily accepts Aang's training - wrong, and there're MANY wrongs like this, especially the end where Aang creates a huge wave to scare off the fire nation ships (note: after a minute or 2 minutes of tai-chi moves) versus awakening and becoming the water creature.
- Zhao versus Zuko, the cool fight never happened.
- and, a lot more ...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on July 22, 2010, 06:43:58 AM
If Wikipedia can be trusted (who knows?!), then he hasn't really had a total flop on his hands yet. All of his movies have made a profit (and pretty huge ones at that) up until Airbender, save for Lady in the Water which looks to have cut almost dead even. Granted, I find it hard to believe that The Happening made $163 million after how terrible it was... Maybe 'ole M.Night is editing his own pages...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on July 22, 2010, 03:58:24 PM
Airbender box office stats: http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/2010/BENDR.php

Budget: $150,000,000
Total US Gross (as of July 22): $117,270,641

And if  you check the table at the bottom of the page, it shows you that there isn't much time left to eke out more millions. This thing will just break even, at best.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 22, 2010, 08:22:05 PM
Wow, looks like it bombed overseas! Go World! When you add back in the advertising, it could still have a prominent place on the list of biggest bombs! :guts:

Quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Airbender
Shyamalan confirmed he intends to continue the series... the second film will be darker, while the third will be more ambiguous.

Hey, if he gets to a third film it will be more ambiguous, sounds so enticing! :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on July 22, 2010, 08:34:25 PM
This has whet my appetite for his self-destruction  :beast:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on July 23, 2010, 02:48:16 PM
I'm dreading the upcoming Green Hornet film starring Seth Rogen. I'm not that familiar with the television show, but Rogen doesn't seem like a very good fit to me.

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/thegreenhornet/ (http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/thegreenhornet/)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: dwarfkicker on July 23, 2010, 03:39:42 PM
Guess what guys!!!

http://movies.ign.com/articles/110/1108015p1.html

I can hear mass sighing now  :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on July 23, 2010, 04:02:09 PM
http://movies.ign.com/articles/110/1108015p1.html

Can't say I didn't see this coming. :schierke:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on July 23, 2010, 04:05:23 PM
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They really wanted it to be pretty contained, pretty scaled-back. They didn't want to put too many of the ideas into it that we could save for a second one.
Fuck this shit. This is appalling on so many levels.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on July 23, 2010, 04:16:07 PM
Fuck this shit. This is appalling on so many levels.

It's just another example of what's wrong with Hollywood these days. They need to stop making sequels period. Sequels have no artistic merit, they exist merely to make more money for studios and milk original ideas dry. The only exceptions I can think of are sequels based on a series of novels or comics.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on July 23, 2010, 05:15:47 PM
It's just another example of what's wrong with Hollywood these days. They need to stop making sequels period. Sequels have no artistic merit, they exist merely to make more money for studios and milk original ideas dry. The only exceptions I can think of are sequels based on a series of novels or comics.
While I agree with you in general principle, there are at least two big exceptions: Godfather, Star Wars.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on July 23, 2010, 05:18:31 PM
Yea there is way too many sequels these days. Everything that makes money needs a sequel now. Takes the excitemeant out of having a trilogy.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 23, 2010, 05:18:41 PM
While I agree with you in general principle, there are at least two big exceptions: Godfather, Star Wars.

What should be said is, Hollywood needs to stop making sequels to movies that came out 10+ years ago.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on July 23, 2010, 06:24:45 PM
While I agree with you in general principle, there are at least two big exceptions: Godfather, Star Wars.

Good call. :serpico:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on July 23, 2010, 06:31:25 PM
While I agree with you in general principle, there are at least two big exceptions: Godfather, Star Wars.
True dat!

I'd add LOTR (man, the 3rd disappointed ... but *sigh*), Mission Impossible (I was awesome, II commercially good, III realistic good), Bourne (I and II badass, III a bit of a let down), Infernal Affairs, Terminator (III was meh) ...

I guess the more I think about it, the 3rd movie in the trilogy can't come close enough to compare with the first 2.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on July 23, 2010, 06:36:19 PM
True dat!

I'd add LOTR (man, the 3rd disappointed ... but *sigh*)

The only exceptions I can think of are sequels based on a series of novels or comics.

Gah, I have to add Aliens and Terminator 2 to the list of exceptional sequels. I suppose there will always be exceptions, but in general I think sequels are a bad idea.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on July 23, 2010, 06:39:06 PM
in general I think sequels are a bad idea.
2Fast2Furious says HI!  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on July 23, 2010, 06:58:22 PM
2Fast2Furious says HI!  :ganishka:

Haha, I hated the first one so I didn't even bother with the second.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on July 23, 2010, 08:14:06 PM
Isn't Tokyo Drift the 2nd movie in that trilogy?? :schnoz:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on July 23, 2010, 09:04:30 PM
Isn't Tokyo Drift the 2nd movie in that trilogy?? :schnoz:

Nope, there are 5 movies in the series, and Tokyo Drift is the third one.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on July 23, 2010, 10:46:15 PM
Haha, I hated the first one so I didn't even bother with the second.
Oh, it's shit. I was just joking to prove your point: most sequels are complete garbage.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 24, 2010, 12:16:59 AM
Nope, there are 5 movies in the series, and Tokyo Drift is the third one.

Man, you scare me sometimes with this mass of knowledge you have.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on July 25, 2010, 05:25:10 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0990407/

I can't believe this is the work of Gondry. It looks like every other generic super hero piece of shit. Nothing against the Green Hornet but really? Seth Rogen? And that's the trailer for a Gondry film?

Baffling

EDIT- oh yea, while we're on sequels http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1262416/
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on July 25, 2010, 10:52:44 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0990407/

I can't believe this is the work of Gondry. It looks like every other generic super hero piece of shit. Nothing against the Green Hornet but really? Seth Rogen? And that's the trailer for a Gondry film?

Baffling

I wasn't going to see it before, but now I will!  :ubik:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 27, 2010, 08:08:16 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0990407/

I can't believe this is the work of Gondry.

I can. :iva:

Though I thought it was funny hearing Seth Rogen say something like, "Gondry and I working together, nobody knows what to expect!" I think we're all pretty sure what to expect from your movies, Seth. Maybe not Gondry, but you? Yes.

Speaking of super hero movies making strange bedfellows, is anyone else surprised that Thor is being directed by Shakespearean actor/director Kenneth Branagh?

Sucker Punch. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0978764/) Trailer is pretty enjoyable and I like Snyder. Hope it's gonna be good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dzikBZTUy8

I disagree on all counts. Hack Snider's involvement aside, I'm not even sure who these action chick flicks are made for but lesbians trapped in boy's bodies. An actual sucker punch might be more enjoyable.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Konketsuji on July 27, 2010, 12:27:50 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dzikBZTUy8

I disagree on all counts. Hack Snider's involvement aside, I'm not even sure who these action chick flicks are made for but lesbians trapped in boy's bodies. An actual sucker punch might be more enjoyable.
Wow, you have outdone yourself. Well, apparently there are lots of lesbians trapped in boy's bodies 'cause I read excited comments all over the web.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 27, 2010, 08:18:01 PM
Wow, you have outdone yourself.

Thanks. :ganishka:

Well, apparently there are lots of lesbians trapped in boy's bodies 'cause I read excited comments all over the web.

Exactly! :guts:

I just don't get the appeal. In general, taking 100 pound actresses with no upper body strength, making them act unattractive, and having them pretend to be warrior women in cartoonish CGI situations, ones only a little more absurd than the idea of them as killing machines, is never a good thing. It's like a mixed metaphor meant to appeal to everybody but actually gives you the worst of both worlds; we're going to to take manly action and make it girly, and we're going to take hot girls and make them manly. It's still going to be stupidly violent and objectify women in the ways they hate, but somehow in an unappealing combination for men as well. Welcome to the uncanny valley!

So, other than people on it simply because "ain't it cool," I just don't know who it's supposed to organically appeal or relate to, except maybe confused adolescents of all ages that don't care, or effeminate man-boys trying to cope with whether they want to fuck these fantasy women or be them. Otherwise, it's so incongruous that I feel like it's not for anybody. The opposite equivalent would be like if you took Arnold, Stallone, Bruce Willis, and Jean Claude Van Damme and cast them as the leads in Sex and the City. Except, that'd at least be funny. =)

Anyway, that's my rant on movies like Sucker Punch, but I'm just an old dinosaur. My kind of cool action movies are extinct.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Konketsuji on July 28, 2010, 05:56:45 AM
Anyway, that's my rant on movies like Sucker Punch, but I'm just an old dinosaur. My kind of cool action movies are extinct.
I guess you are all excited about Expandables. :carcus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 28, 2010, 07:10:46 AM
I guess you are all excited about Expandables. :carcus:

More cautiously optimistic. Stallone is promising the return of the classic R-rated 80's action flick, but that's big talk to back up, and the trailer left me skeptical. Anyway, it still has to be good in its own right; after all, it's not like I was into shitty 80's action movies, and Stallone made plenty of those too. =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on July 28, 2010, 07:45:26 AM
after all, it's not like I was into shitty 80's action movies, and Stallone made plenty of those too. =)

Paging Eluvei to the thread. :rakshas:

As for Sucker Punch and The Expendables, the first one looks like its tailored for impressionable teenagers, and I'm pessimistic about the second for now (like Griff, I wasn't impressed by the trailer).
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Truder on July 28, 2010, 11:03:05 AM
I just don't get the appeal. In general, taking 100 pound actresses with no upper body strength, making them act unattractive, and having them pretend to be warrior women in cartoonish CGI situations, ones only a little more absurd than the idea of them as killing machines, is never a good thing. It's like a mixed metaphor meant to appeal to everybody but actually gives you the worst of both worlds; we're going to to take manly action and make it girly, and we're going to take hot girls and make them manly. It's still going to be stupidly violent and objectify women in the ways they hate, but somehow in an unappealing combination for men as well. Welcome to the uncanny valley!
I agree. "glamor" type girls trying to be action heroes is a total fail. (Kill Bill is awesome though :guts:)

*reads earlier posts*
EDIT: holy crap, they're making Cowboy Bebop  :ganishka:
I would feel awful, but they already destroyed Dragon Ball Z for me, so there is nothing left for them to reduce me to :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 28, 2010, 01:07:18 PM
I agree. "glamor" type girls trying to be action heroes is a total fail.

Thank you, summed it up better than I did.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on July 28, 2010, 01:32:20 PM
it's not like I was into shitty 80's action movies, and Stallone made plenty of those too. =)

You just need to meet Lt. Marion Cobretti, then you'll know the shitty ones were (and still are, of course) the best: "A Day With Cobra" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VD2fNnFMgU)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on July 28, 2010, 01:38:02 PM
I agree. "glamor" type girls trying to be action heroes is a total fail. (Kill Bill is awesome though :guts:)

*reads earlier posts*
EDIT: holy crap, they're making Cowboy Bebop  :ganishka:
I would feel awful, but they already destroyed Dragon Ball Z for me, so there is nothing left for them to reduce me to :troll:

Akira. I'll be crushed if they go ahead, they've been talking about it for a few years now.

Keanu Reeves as Spike will phail.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on July 28, 2010, 08:50:38 PM
Just watched the trailer for Sucker Punch. :schierke:

IDK. No doubt the plot will be lame. As for the action...there's a dragon and Oni's with gatling guns? If someone buys me the Blu-Ray, I'll watch it otherwise I'll save the little $ I have.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Proj2501 on July 29, 2010, 01:47:33 AM
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=68354

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on August 16, 2010, 01:54:14 PM
Just saw the trailer for Skyline - http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=-6JW_cJq1uc&feature=related

It looks too ... cold, as in there's so much CGI that it looks fake, like the director's other movies - 2012, Jumper, AVP Requiem, Jonah Hex, etc. Maybe I'm spoilt because I re-watched 2001: A Space Odyssey twice last week on Blu Ray which is so so good.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on August 18, 2010, 07:10:54 PM
The Last Exorcism

I hope so.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on August 18, 2010, 07:55:35 PM
The Last Exorcism

I hope so.

Ugh, I saw that trailer for that turd at The Expendables. Can we please stop making these movies? Only one Exorcism movie has been good: The Exorcist. Let's leave it at that.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on September 08, 2010, 11:01:23 PM
http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/09/08/universal-to-produce-three-films-and-tv-series-based-on-stephen-kings-the-dark-tower/

Intriguing and ambitious as this sounds, this team is still hit or miss, and it's going to be a lot easier to fail than succeed with it, so it's gotta go in here for now (probationary dread =). I wonder how they plan to reconcile the TV show and films. Has anyone ever done a simultaneous film/TV series before (X-Files is the closest example I can think of)? I just hope they don't cast Tom Hanks as Roland.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on September 09, 2010, 02:26:57 PM
Intriguing and ambitious as this sounds, this team is still hit or miss, and it's going to be a lot easier to fail than succeed with it, so it's gotta go in here for now (probationary dread =). I wonder how they plan to reconcile the TV show and films. Has anyone ever done a simultaneous film/TV series before (X-Files is the closest example I can think of)? I just hope they don't cast Tom Hanks as Roland.

I'm not hopeful.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on September 10, 2010, 06:40:03 PM
I'm not hopeful.

Maybe this will change your mind:

http://splashpage.mtv.com/2010/09/09/the-dark-tower-casting-secret-identity/ :carcus:

Okay, maybe not. Surprisingly, Stephen Moyer seems like the best choice, he has the right look if you're going by the classic Michael Whelan artwork, and even a fitting voice and presence (don't know about his range though), plus he'd be perfectly happy doing television.

Some even lamer suggestions:

http://www.ugo.com/movies/dark-tower-casting-roland-deschain-back-ups

I'm surprised nobody dragged Internet choice award lifetime achievement recipient Christian Bale into the mix.


Hopefully, this just isn't even going to happen.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on September 10, 2010, 06:56:58 PM
Here's an idea: CG Clint Eastwood from The Good, Bad and the Ugly.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on September 10, 2010, 06:58:50 PM
I'm voting for Josh Holloway. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: JudeauChop on September 30, 2010, 05:58:12 PM
I would highly recommend NOT watching 'A Serbian Film'....  It was smart and interesting, but the old saying "You can't unsee something" is particularly true with this film...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Jesterhead on September 30, 2010, 06:00:21 PM
I would highly recommend NOT watching 'A Serbian Film'....  It was smart and interesting, but the old saying "You can't unsee something" is particularly true with this film...

Judging by the quick write up on imdb.com, it sounds pretty funny. But ya, definite "Can't unsee" type of movie.

Several of the reviews mentioned and compared it to "Irreversible", which I wasn't that shocked with, "I Spit on Your Grave" was mentioned a fews times as well, same deal. I'm a fan of exploitation films, so I might actually have to check this out. 
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: JudeauChop on September 30, 2010, 06:12:47 PM
Judging by the quick write up on imdb.com, it sounds pretty funny. But ya, definite "Can't unsee" type of movie.

Several of the reviews mentioned and compared it to "Irreversible", which I wasn't that shocked with, "I Spit on Your Grave" was mentioned a fews times as well, same deal. I'm a fan of exploitation films, so I might actually have to check this out. 

I love disturbing cinema.. and I think A Serbian Film fits somewhere into my top 5 most disturbing.  I go back and forth on Irreversible, because parts of it are gorgeous, but the message is pretty trite.  I'm not a fan of I Spit On Your Grave, but I haven't seen it for a really long time.  If you watch Serbian Film, don't blame me though...  :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on October 03, 2010, 10:41:31 AM
Just reading the summary of A Serbian Film was enough to turn my stomach. I play a lot of violent video games (:troll:), but I'm not sure how anyone can really watch that movie and enjoy what they're seeing. Blech D=
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Pez on October 03, 2010, 07:40:25 PM
Just reading the summary of A Serbian Film was enough to turn my stomach. I play a lot of violent video games (:troll:), but I'm not sure how anyone can really watch that movie and enjoy what they're seeing. Blech D=

I have watched the film, and while parts of it are terrifying to think about, it was rather good. I would never list it as one of my favorites, but it was interesting and it flowed nicely. It is supposed to have a deeper meaning about the Serbian government, but without much knowledge about that topic it is hard for me to tell if there really is one or if that is just an excuse for a really messed up movie to have been made.

Either way, it is definitely not for everyone.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: D-Scape on October 04, 2010, 06:21:25 PM
I have watched the film, and while parts of it are terrifying to think about, it was rather good. I would never list it as one of my favorites, but it was interesting and it flowed nicely. It is supposed to have a deeper meaning about the Serbian government, but without much knowledge about that topic it is hard for me to tell if there really is one or if that is just an excuse for a really messed up movie to have been made.

Either way, it is definitely not for everyone.

I also think it's a good movie if you can stomach the extreme content, but at some parts I actually found myself laughing out loud and I'm not sure if this was intended or not. There were some scenes where it felt like the filmmakers tried a little too hard to be controversial and ended up being morbidly hilarious. I've also read comments from Serbian viewers who thought the supposed political allegory about the government was just hogwash (this debate is heated so I won't try to rip into it here). Nice film, but I personally thought other European "shockers" like Irreversible, Martyrs and Funny Games had more impact.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: JudeauChop on October 04, 2010, 06:32:28 PM
I also think it's a good movie if you can stomach the extreme content, but at some parts I actually found myself laughing out loud and I'm not sure if this was intended or not. There were some scenes where it felt like the filmmakers tried a little too hard to be controversial and ended up being morbidly hilarious. I've also read comments from Serbian viewers who thought the supposed political allegory about the government was just hogwash (this debate is heated so I won't try to rip into it here). Nice film, but I personally thought other European "shockers" like Irreversible, Martyrs and Funny Games had more impact.

Any chance you've seen (or heard anything about) Gasper Noe's Enter The Void yet?  (he's the director of Irreversible).
Personally I think A Serbian Film had more punch that Irreversible (which was just a basic revenge story, with an ending as gorgeous as its beginning is ugly).   
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: D-Scape on October 04, 2010, 06:44:58 PM
Any chance you've seen (or heard anything about) Gasper Noe's Enter The Void yet?  (he's the director of Irreversible).
Personally I think A Serbian Film had more punch that Irreversible (which was just a basic revenge story, with an ending as gorgeous as its beginning is ugly).   

I thought it was the ending (Beginning? Ending? Beginning? Ending?) of Irreversible that was in some ways the most disturbing thing about the movie. We've seen what the future holds for the unfortunate protagonists and no-one can do anything about their impending doom. As for Enter the Void, I'm definitely going to see it if I get the chance. My favorite film-reviewer - Mark Kermode - made a review of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwTLqUjgAC8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwTLqUjgAC8).
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: JudeauChop on October 04, 2010, 07:14:24 PM
I thought it was the ending (Beginning? Ending? Beginning? Ending?) of Irreversible that was in some ways the most disturbing thing about the movie. We've seen what the future holds for the unfortunate protagonists and no-one can do anything about their impending doom. As for Enter the Void, I'm definitely going to see it if I get the chance. My favorite film-reviewer - Mark Kermode - made a review of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwTLqUjgAC8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwTLqUjgAC8).

Thanks! great review, I'm going to sub to the reviewer.  I guess why a Seribian Film hit me harder then Irreversible, is due to the institutionalized nature of the exploitation in the film.  It was almost Salo like in its philosophy of power and exploitation, but in a more modern setting.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on October 10, 2010, 02:21:50 PM
Unstoppable (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL3FvcOPvC0&feature=related)

Sounds like this train... *puts on sunglasses* will derail.   :badbone: YEEEEAAAAH.

Quote
A railroad company frantically works to prevent an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train carrying combustible liquids and poisonous gas from wiping out a city. A veteran locomotive engineer and a young train conductor chase the runaway train in a different locomotive in order to bring the runaway under control before it is too late.

Edit: WTF at 1:55. They had to work in guns somehow!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on October 10, 2010, 03:24:54 PM
Haha, I saw this trailer before machete and my god, my friends I were in such agony. It just looks so lame, tony scott wtf?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on October 10, 2010, 04:03:37 PM
Unstoppable (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL3FvcOPvC0&feature=related)

Sounds like this train... *puts on sunglasses* will derail.   :badbone: YEEEEAAAAH.

Edit: WTF at 1:55. They had to work in guns somehow!

lol guns.. ahahha

Worst part is that it has actors I like. Sad to see them in a movie that is highly likely to be a pos.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on October 13, 2010, 08:21:52 PM
http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/10/12/fox-loves-damon-lindelofs-alien-prequel-script-natalie-portman-interested/

Reports are coming in that the co-creator of Lost has just turned in his script for the Untitled Alien Prequel for director Ridley Scott  and the executives at 20th Century Fox love it. Why do they love it? Well, because Scott originally budgeted the film around $150 million and Lindelof’s script has a distinct lack of large action set pieces, thereby bringing that number down. Plus the script reportedly has a more PG-13 edge in terms of language and off camera violence - much like the original 1979 film. And finally, Natalie Portman has met with Scott’s team and is at the top of their list for the lead female role of “a female Colonial Marine general.”

 :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on October 13, 2010, 08:41:07 PM
http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/10/12/fox-loves-damon-lindelofs-alien-prequel-script-natalie-portman-interested/

Reports are coming in that the co-creator of Lost has just turned in his script for the Untitled Alien Prequel for director Ridley Scott  and the executives at 20th Century Fox love it. Why do they love it? Well, because Scott originally budgeted the film around $150 million and Lindelof’s script has a distinct lack of large action set pieces, thereby bringing that number down. Plus the script reportedly has a more PG-13 edge in terms of language and off camera violence - much like the original 1979 film. And finally, Natalie Portman has met with Scott’s team and is at the top of their list for the lead female role of “a female Colonial Marine general.”

 :ganishka:

God fuckin Natalie Portman, she doesn't shit about the movies she's in but she'll do it just to say she did it. If that bitch takes the lead role I'll cry.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on October 13, 2010, 08:49:30 PM
God fuckin Natalie Portman, she doesn't shit about the movies she's in but she'll do it just to say she did it. If that bitch takes the lead role I'll cry.

What's wrong with her taking a role in the movie? Natalie Portman is the least you should be worried about when the article shows it has a big chance of being PG-13. What did she do to you, Oburi? Are her movies offensive to you somehow?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on October 13, 2010, 08:51:30 PM
http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/10/12/fox-loves-damon-lindelofs-alien-prequel-script-natalie-portman-interested/

Reports are coming in that the co-creator of Lost has just turned in his script for the Untitled Alien Prequel for director Ridley Scott  and the executives at 20th Century Fox love it. Why do they love it? Well, because Scott originally budgeted the film around $150 million and Lindelof’s script has a distinct lack of large action set pieces, thereby bringing that number down. Plus the script reportedly has a more PG-13 edge in terms of language and off camera violence - much like the original 1979 film. And finally, Natalie Portman has met with Scott’s team and is at the top of their list for the lead female role of “a female Colonial Marine general.”
EPIC PHAIL. I'd have loved for them to actually go old school on this and have proper props and then cover it up with minimal CGI. Awww man. Frack this. PG-13!? Frack that. This is prolly gonna be another movie that looks like AVP, AVP2, Predators.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: CowTip on October 13, 2010, 09:13:10 PM
I think the real problem with Portman is the idea that she should play the role of "a female Colonial Marine general.”. What does she weigh? 100 pounds?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on October 14, 2010, 02:04:19 PM
I think the real problem with Portman is the idea that she should play the role of "a female Colonial Marine general.”. What does she weigh? 100 pounds?

C'mon, it's the future. There are powered exoskeletons and big guns, it's not like she's gonna punch and strangle the Aliens. It's obvious that this film has a gigantic chance of sucking from the info we got so far, but having her on a lead role is hardly part of the problem.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on October 14, 2010, 03:12:50 PM
God fuckin Natalie Portman, she doesn't shit about the movies she's in but she'll do it just to say she did it. If that bitch takes the lead role I'll cry.
I bet I can turn that negative sentiment right around: What if Jean Reno was her commanding officer?  :isidro:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on October 16, 2010, 02:19:32 AM
I bet I can turn that negative sentiment right around: What if Jean Reno was her commanding officer?  :isidro:

Haha, I'd rather they do a cool reference to, you know, Alien, but otherwise that would be a great ploy in some random movie.

I don't have a problem with Portman, but that description of her possible role is disconcerting. I actually think she could work if they just made her a reasonably tenacious normal person like Ripley instead of going for the cartoonishly over the top warrior woman played by Michelle Rodriguez or Eva Mendes.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on October 16, 2010, 02:36:21 PM
What griff said. The fact that they need a tough female lead in the first place is enough to roll my eyes into the back of my head. Id rather have it be a male lead this around. What, are they afraid of losing the female fanbase that weaver established?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on October 16, 2010, 04:13:53 PM
I like that they are doing prequels for Alien (not sure about the 3d part lol, though if done right, it might bring back the scare/fear factor that the original movie had), I'm not thrilled at the prospect of Portman. She's got the acting to do the job but not the body. And I'm not optimistic about the notion of doing a female lead again, as it'll make the prequels look like an Alien ,2,3,4, AvP clone.

anyway, here are some articles that I hope no one has posted before.
http://coronacomingattractions.com/news/directors-cut-four-ideas-ridley-scotts-new-alien-movie
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=60469
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=63940
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=65438
http://www.collider.com/2010/04/23/ridley-scott-confirms-alien-prequel-will-be-shot-in-3d/
http://www.collider.com/2010/06/13/ridley-scott-alien-prequel-blade-runner-hero-complex-film-festival/
http://blastr.com/2010/06/those-two-alien-prequels.php
http://www.mi6.co.uk/news/index.php?itemid=8879

Yes, that's a lot of fucking articles. Most of them are only worth glancing into to see what Ridley Scott has to say in his interviews.

*Btw, I think Alien discussion should actually be moved to the Look Forward to thread. There's a large expectation that it'll go wrong, but it's still Ridley Scott. And there's a decent chance that the prequels will be good enough to make us forget some of the later shit that's come out of the franchises anus. Most of the Alien fans I've talked to are hopeful for this. It's not some crappy AvP idea. It's going back to the roots And if Ridley brings back the Unknown factor for the alien, then this might turn out pretty damn well.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on October 16, 2010, 04:21:59 PM
I honestly don't even think portman has the acting skills to do it. Yes, she was great in leon but when she tries to play a "tough" female leader type in a science fiction film (which she admitted once in an interview that she isn't really into sci-fi) she sucks. Star wars anyone? She was terrible in those movies, cringe worthy.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on October 16, 2010, 04:36:40 PM
I honestly don't even think portman has the acting skills to do it. Yes, she was great in leon but when she tries to play a "tough" female leader type in a science fiction film (which she admitted once in an interview that she isn't really into sci-fi) she sucks. Star wars anyone? She was terrible in those movies, cringe worthy.

I was thinking more along the lines of V for Vendetta. In that movie, her facial expressions made it easy for the audience (at least for me) to know the level of emotion her character was experiencing. Or in a nutshell, I think she would have no problem portraying the fear and terror needed in an Alien movie. I have no confidence in her ability to be a Major Colonel or whatever the main lead is, though.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on October 16, 2010, 05:28:37 PM
I don't know Oburi

God fuckin Natalie Portman, she doesn't shit about the movies she's in but she'll do it just to say she did it. If that bitch takes the lead role I'll cry.

Id rather have it be a male lead this around.

She was terrible in those movies, cringe worthy.

I think there's something weird going on between you and Natalie Portman. To be honest, I think you want to be her.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Scorpio on October 16, 2010, 06:03:22 PM
Star wars anyone? She was terrible in those movies, cringe worthy.

This is a god awful example. There were several good, respected actors in those films that were made to look absolutely abhorrent. While I'm sure some weren't very good, I think it's obvious that the blame should largely be shouldered by the man at the helm.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on October 16, 2010, 06:14:21 PM
*Btw, I think Alien discussion should actually be moved to the Look Forward to thread. There's a large expectation that it'll go wrong, but it's still Ridley Scott. And there's a decent chance that the prequels will be good enough to make us forget some of the later shit that's come out of the franchises anus. Most of the Alien fans I've talked to are hopeful for this. It's not some crappy AvP idea. It's going back to the roots And if Ridley brings back the Unknown factor for the alien, then this might turn out pretty damn well.

I don't trust the objective opinion of someone apparently on a first name basis with the director. =)

Speaking of the Star Wars prequels... have we already forgotten what a difference 30 years makes? The director of Alien and Blade Runner has been lost in time like tears in rain, so judging from more recent history and what we've heard about this project so far I think it's fine right where it is for now, Ridley Scott or no Ridley Scott. Sorry, Ridley.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on October 16, 2010, 07:12:53 PM
I don't trust the objective opinion of someone apparently on a first name basis with the director. =)

I'm just THAT lazy with names.  :iva:

Speaking of the Star Wars prequels... have we already forgotten what a difference 30 years makes? The director of Alien and Blade Runner has been lost in time like tears in rain, so judging from more recent history and what we've heard about this project so far I think it's fine right where it is for now, Ridley Scott or no Ridley Scott. Sorry, Ridley.

That's a pretty good point. The last movie I saw that he directed was Robin Hood. Which I liked, to a degree. Though it had a lot of scenes, plot elements, etc that I thought were questionable. He has made quite a few decent to good movies in the last 30 years though.

I can't say much for his directing when he made Blade Runner. It's a cult classic as far as I'm concerned, but not one I genuinely enjoyed.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on October 16, 2010, 07:35:26 PM
I don't know Oburi
I think there's something weird going on between you and Natalie Portman. To be honest, I think you want to be her.
Yea, it's a little personal I suppose. But with the Star Wars reference, yes, even though the director can be blamed to a degree for ALL of those terrible performances, Portman is even more annoying because she took the role without having seen the original films before. I don't know if the same thing applies to the Alien movies, but I wouldn't put it past her.

Speaking of Blade Runner, that's one I never got around to seeing, and now with all the different versions I'm not really sure which is the definitive version to watch.  I almost bought it the other night but I didn't know if it was the directors cut or not, the run time was less than two hours. An suggestions?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on October 16, 2010, 09:47:35 PM
Speaking of Blade Runner, that's one I never got around to seeing, and now with all the different versions I'm not really sure which is the definitive version to watch.  I almost bought it the other night but I didn't know if it was the directors cut or not, the run time was less than two hours. An suggestions?

Depends on who you ask, I suppose. I've never seen the theatrical version, and between the Director's Cut and the Final Cut, I prefer the Final Cut. This is a movie that gets better on repeated viewings, so take that into account. Watch any version, and when you feel like rewatching (which will likely happen), watch another one.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on October 17, 2010, 12:23:00 AM
The director of Alien and Blade Runner has been lost in time like tears in rain

Well put (and a nice reference :void:).

Speaking of Blade Runner, that's one I never got around to seeing, and now with all the different versions I'm not really sure which is the definitive version to watch.  I almost bought it the other night but I didn't know if it was the directors cut or not, the run time was less than two hours. An suggestions?

I recommend watching the Final Cut. It's the version Scott prefers and it flows the best IMO. I've seen all the other versions and my least favorite is probably the theatrical cut, mainly because of Decker's internal monologue. It's definitely a movie that's worth seeing, no matter which version you check out first.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on October 17, 2010, 03:51:00 AM
Ridley Scott off late is just one-toned predictable. The way his movies look are the same, he has a man-crush on Crowe, and if his name weren't associated with those movies, they'd tank harder. Since Thelma & Louis he came up with Gladiator - everything in between and after don't matter. Wait there's Matchstick Men and American Gangster hhmmmmm.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on October 17, 2010, 10:19:30 AM
I'm just THAT lazy with names.  :iva:

Just use the last name then, like everybody else.

I've seen all the other versions and my least favorite is probably the theatrical cut, mainly because of Decker's internal monologue.

You mean Deckard, right?

Anyway, concerning the Alien prequels, Nathalie Portman is really not what I'm concerned about. Besides, those who believe that Ridley Scott has still got it shouldn't question his choice for the role.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on October 18, 2010, 02:57:32 PM
You mean Deckard, right?

Whoops, brain fart. Yes, I do. Thanks for the correction. :serpico:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Johnstantine on October 19, 2010, 12:28:19 AM
Ridley Scott off late is just one-toned predictable. The way his movies look are the same, he has a man-crush on Crowe, and if his name weren't associated with those movies, they'd tank harder. Since Thelma & Louis he came up with Gladiator - everything in between and after don't matter. Wait there's Matchstick Men and American Gangster hhmmmmm.

I agree with you.  I just watched Body of Lies and I didn't even finish it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on October 19, 2010, 01:46:29 AM
Ridley Scott off late is just one-toned predictable. The way his movies look are the same, he has a man-crush on Crowe, and if his name weren't associated with those movies, they'd tank harder. Since Thelma & Louis he came up with Gladiator - everything in between and after don't matter. Wait there's Matchstick Men and American Gangster hhmmmmm.

Black Hawk Down was pretty good imo.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on October 21, 2010, 08:20:00 AM
Hold everything! The trailer for the movie of the year has arrived:

http://www.youtube.com/v/O2-hiHUh4UQ

HOLY SHIT! Nic Cage does it again! :isidro:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on October 21, 2010, 09:08:56 AM
HOLY SHIT! Nic Cage does it again! :isidro:

Jesus...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: JezzaX on October 21, 2010, 01:31:18 PM
HOLY SHIT! Nic Cage does it again! :isidro:

Holy mother of christ! That looks worse than I was expecting. When the trailer first started, I thought Mickey Rourke would be better suited to the role, but the further in it got, I realised no actor could save this crap.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on October 21, 2010, 02:03:53 PM
At least Amber Heard's hot :femto: ... I'll skip it.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: MrWeatherby on October 24, 2010, 08:43:49 PM
Hold everything! The trailer for the movie of the year has arrived:

http://www.youtube.com/v/O2-hiHUh4UQ

HOLY SHIT! Nic Cage does it again! :isidro:

I will watch the shit out of Ghost Rider 2: Ride Harder
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Death May Die on October 26, 2010, 06:22:47 PM
I believe they are making my brothers favorite comic PREACHER into a movie. I know very little about it. But the previews looked to fall short.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on October 26, 2010, 06:40:54 PM
I believe they are making my brothers favorite comic PREACHER into a movie. I know very little about it. But the previews looked to fall short.

Yea I saw the trailer for it before Jackass and I had no idea it was Priest until they told me. Looked like generic vampire crap.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on October 26, 2010, 07:08:59 PM
I believe they are making my brothers favorite comic PREACHER into a movie. I know very little about it. But the previews looked to fall short.
That'd be strange since I've read nothing about production moving forward for a Preacher movie. And I can't find anything on the Internet about this supposed Preacher preview. You sure about what you saw?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on October 26, 2010, 07:23:45 PM
That'd be strange since I've read nothing about production moving forward for a Preacher movie. And I can't find anything on the Internet about this supposed Preacher preview. You sure about what you saw?

Oh shit, I thought he said Priest for some reason. Maybe that's what he meant? My fault.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Death May Die on November 02, 2010, 09:35:10 PM
Sorry my fault. Thinking PREACHER=PRIEST. It's nothing of the sort. I was like "Isn't this suppose to be about killing god or something?"
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on November 05, 2010, 06:22:01 PM
Hello haven't been around in a while.....Sorry to but in but I'm very pissed that this may even be possible. Is it a joke?

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Zac Efron has been reportedly been offered the lead in the Hughes Brothers’ live-action adaptation of ‘Akira’, based on the popular Japanese anime.

It’s difficult to say who should play the role of Shōtarō Kaneda, a teenage delinquent and motorcycle gang leader, in the live-action adaptation of the 1988 Japanese animated feature, Akira. However, we feel quite certain that it’s not the star of the High School Musical movies.

Warner Bros. clearly disagrees and has – according to BD Horror News- offered the lead role (presumably, that of Kaneda) in the Hughes Brothers’ Akira adaptation to none other than 23-year-old heartthrob Zac Efron.

http://screenrant.com/zac-efron-akira-sandy-86545/
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on November 05, 2010, 06:42:02 PM
That sounds too bad to be true. Also, that article is ... hilariously written.

"Akira can very much be described as the Japanese equivalent of Watchmen in terms of its themes, tone, and graphic subject matter. "

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Really? REALLY?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on November 05, 2010, 07:14:42 PM
I don't know. Zac efron? WB's plans for a pg-13 Akira....it does sound too ridiculous to be true. But then again other properties have suffered a similar demise. This really should be petitioned to not be made. They have shit for a starting point.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Dar Klink on November 05, 2010, 08:45:54 PM
That sounds too bad to be true. Also, that article is ... hilariously written.

"Akira can very much be described as the Japanese equivalent of Watchmen in terms of its themes, tone, and graphic subject matter. "

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Really? REALLY?
"Akira?" That's a weird way to spell 20th Century Boys :iva:
Glad I wasn't looking forward to this at all though...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: MrWeatherby on November 08, 2010, 03:30:05 PM
Hello haven't been around in a while.....Sorry to but in but I'm very pissed that this may even be possible. Is it a joke?

http://screenrant.com/zac-efron-akira-sandy-86545/


The strange thing is, he's apparently a really good actor when he wants to be.

But I doubt its true, and also I would dismiss anything about a live action Akira since its been rumored for only a decade now.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on November 08, 2010, 05:03:24 PM
Its not really a personal hatred toward effron (he may end up being a decent actor) he's just the wrong choice for this movie at this time. Imagine if leo dicaprio was patrick bateman in american psycho right after titanic was a major success. It just brings in the wrong crowed to otherwise dark film.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: MrWeatherby on November 08, 2010, 05:44:45 PM
Its not really a personal hatred toward effron (he may end up being a decent actor) he's just the wrong choice for this movie at this time. Imagine if leo dicaprio was patrick bateman in american psycho right after titanic was a major success. It just brings in the wrong crowed to otherwise dark film.

Anyone is the wrong choice because a live action Akira is a terrible idea. Also it being in japan is pretty central to the plot and the overall tone, so casting a bunch of round-eyes is a stupid idea. Thankfully it'll never happen. I don't know why people get freaked out every time there is news about it since nothing solid ever materializes.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on November 08, 2010, 05:53:40 PM
Well yea I mean, I would vote to leave it alone, but you how hollywood is with remaking shit.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on November 08, 2010, 06:02:07 PM
Morgan Freeman Circling Colonel Role in 'Akira' (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/22341)

héhé
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on November 08, 2010, 06:25:07 PM
Morgan Freeman Circling Colonel Role in 'Akira' (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/22341)

héhé
Just gets better and better! Anyone remember Freeman's "performance" in that god-awful movie Dreamcatcher? Wonder if his portrayal of the Colonel will be similar at all? :magni:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on November 08, 2010, 08:58:55 PM
Anyone is the wrong choice because a live action Akira is a terrible idea. Also it being in japan is pretty central to the plot and the overall tone, so casting a bunch of round-eyes is a stupid idea. Thankfully it'll never happen. I don't know why people get freaked out every time there is news about it since nothing solid ever materializes.
While I agree with you on your reasons why the movie shouldn't be made, I wouldn't dismiss it from not being made. It's been speculated for a long time sure, then Di Caprio's crew picked it up, there were rumors of Keanu Reeves being in it, it went into limbo for a year or two, and it's now come back with serious casting 'rumors'. Efron or not, I agree with you that it shouldn't be made, period. Morgan Freeman is such a bad choice for the Colonel too. The movie's supposedly going to be a 2 part movie, so I'm going to guess they're going to make it follow the manga's storyline versus the movie.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: MrWeatherby on November 08, 2010, 09:13:39 PM
I see you're blissfully unaware of how "far" the notion of an Akira movie has made it several times before. It ain't happening, things can look progressive despite being in development hell, preproduction isn't some step that is farted out overnight and reported on in its entirety in a tabloid.

EDIT: Also the amount of times JOHNNY DEPP AS THE RIDDLER was thrown around the internet despite there being no source involved with the movie qualified enough to make a statement like that was amazing. It's really shocking to me how quickly people pick up casting rumors and regard them as fact.

Worst case, it does get made and is turned into Dragonball Evolution

(http://i54.tinypic.com/30nj4mr.gif)

i'd watch it
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on November 08, 2010, 09:48:02 PM
What's wrong with not 'dismissing' the fact that it 'could' be made? It's not that hard now is it? We all know speculation goes both ways whether it's Hollywood or a player's form/ performance in a sport or anything for that matter. Here we're all talking about the possibility of an Akira movie, detestable or not, what's wrong with just talking about what the rumor mill's telling us about a subject we're all the more concerned about? If it was a live action Bleach or Naruto I would care less. We're also seeing the foray of a lot of Asian culture/ remakes/ story lines being incorporated in Hollywood in the past decade too.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on November 08, 2010, 09:53:11 PM
I believe Weatherby's main point was: don't let the tabloids get your hopes up/down.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: MrWeatherby on November 09, 2010, 02:23:29 AM
What's wrong with not 'dismissing' the fact that it 'could' be made? It's not that hard now is it? We all know speculation goes both ways whether it's Hollywood or a player's form/ performance in a sport or anything for that matter. Here we're all talking about the possibility of an Akira movie, detestable or not, what's wrong with just talking about what the rumor mill's telling us about a subject we're all the more concerned about? If it was a live action Bleach or Naruto I would care less. We're also seeing the foray of a lot of Asian culture/ remakes/ story lines being incorporated in Hollywood in the past decade too.

Look, I'm not even going to keep arguing this with you. If you know a single thing about the development of professional films, you can reason that Akira is a pipe dream at best, and a turd that gets crapped out right before the company loses the rights at worst. Its great that you want to believe it'll happen, and who knows maybe it will and I'll be wrong, but I think looking at the whole process this "movie" has been through and reasoning it won't happen is a lot better than gettin' mad about casting choices.

KEANU REEVES AS SPIKE IN LIVE ACTION COWBOY BEBOP, I heard it on the internet so it must be true.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: ori on November 13, 2010, 03:09:56 PM
Quote
After reading the script for the upcoming Akira movie (dated 2010, written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby and which is being directed The Hughes Brothers), I questioned whether this film is a good idea, when the anime version stands on its own merit. We’ll let you guys draw your own answer to that question, but today we have some details of the Akira script to share with you.


Before you read you already know it's going to be bad...all I'm gonna say is Travis. And "Packies"? Really?


http://screenrant.com/akira-movie-script-review-uncapie-85448/

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: MrWeatherby on November 26, 2010, 09:51:51 PM
Part of the problem with making any sort of Akira adaption (which even the animated film suffers from) is that you have to condense a lot of information into a relatively short frame of time. Not even the original film had a scene that was directly from the comic (if I'm remembering right). You're bound to have a watered down film by the end of the day.

Again, I would take any news about this with a grain of salt until there is some official announcement. The year long rumor hurricane for the third Batman movie should be a lesson to anyone that it's incredibly easy to lie out your ass about a films pre-production and make it sound believable. I still think it's funny how there are people who believe that comic-con story about some casting sheet floating about that listed JGL as The Riddler.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on December 10, 2010, 04:09:58 AM
http://blog.movies.yahoo.com/blog/256-the-hobbit-is-making-room-for-some-lord-of-the-rings-characters

At first I just didn't care, now I couldn't be looking forward to Peter Jackson's 7 hour Lord of the Hobbit bastardization any less.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on December 10, 2010, 07:51:32 AM
http://blog.movies.yahoo.com/blog/256-the-hobbit-is-making-room-for-some-lord-of-the-rings-characters

At first I just didn't care, now I couldn't be looking forward to Peter Jackson's 7 hour Lord of the Hobbit bastardization any less.

Yea that does suck. I was thinking "finally I won't have to sit through any more of Galadrial's speeches" but nope, they managed to write her in. It wouldn't be so bad if there weren't already so many other characters returning. I can tell you that from the book, Gandalf, Gollum, Elrond, Bilbo and the giant spider Aragog must return for the Hobbit, and they have pretty big roles. I could actually buy Orlando Bloom returning for a bit part, because in The Hobbit when the group goes to Mirkwood they meet up with the wood elves there, and Legolas is actually the son of the King of the Woodland realm. It wouldn't be too much of a stretch to see Legolas among the elves in Mirkwood (especially because he was alive during that period too, Tolkien just hadn't created his character yet). But if he plays some big action role with more than 10 minutes of screentime then I guess that's pretty dumb. I can't even imagine how they can write in Glaladrial, she's not even close to being anywhere involved here.  
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on December 10, 2010, 12:57:51 PM
I'm not surprised, nor interested.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on December 10, 2010, 02:31:34 PM
I'm not a fan of this either, but I bet Galadriel will just do narration, like in the intro for Jackson's LotR. As for Legolas ... I don't remember there being any elephants for him to dance on in The Hobbit.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on December 10, 2010, 05:51:14 PM
I'm not a fan of this either, but I bet Galadriel will just do narration, like in the intro for Jackson's LotR. As for Legolas ... I don't remember there being any elephants for him to dance on in The Hobbit.

Well as I said (and being a fan of the series) I'm much more opposed to Galadriel being in The Hobbit rather than Legolas. I mean, I always had a feeling that had Legolas' character been created at the time The Hobbit was written,he would have been included in there. But since he wasn't, Tolkien connected him to the Lord of the Rings by having him be the son of the King of the Wood Elves. Legolas is indeed old enough to easily have been there when Bilbo and the rest of the group arrived in Mirkwood. I can totally imagine scenes where Legolas would be invloved. For example, when Bilbo and the group sneak by a group of wood elves to make their escape, Legolas could be one of those elves (who I believe were drinking and playing games, which would be a great contrast to the scene in the Return of The King where he was drinking with Gimli). Or prehaps he could be one the elves leading the wood elves into battle during the Battle of Five Armies ( it would make sense given that he is the prince). It really wouldn't be altering the story that much at all. My only fear is if they take his character further than that and maybe replace another character (like Bard, whose one of my favorite) and make Legolas the one who defeats Smog. THat would be utterly deavasting to the story. And yea Walter, it would also be annoying if he got some major action scenes that ruin the battle. Other than that, I don't have a problem him being inlcuded, a small part is pretty interesting I think.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on December 10, 2010, 06:12:42 PM
Why alter it at all though?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on December 10, 2010, 08:13:09 PM
Why alter it at all though?

Well, I enjoyed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but they are so different from the books it's not even worth making a list of changes. It's like a whole different universe. Same goes for just about every movie based on a book. I just think that this changed could prove to be one of the better ones considering they don't overdue it. Plus you have to consider this, you have one hobbit as the main character along with a dozen dwarfs and Gandalf who shows up once in a while. Those are your main characters. There is no love story, virtually no "attractive" characters like LOTR had (Aragorn, all the elves, females and other soldiers). I mean obviously I would say keep it as close to the original as possible, but even i must admit, I don't think it would an exciting film. Even the action isn't really "action" like it was in LOTR (save the final battle and the dragon). Most of the action is them either being captured, running away, sneaking around, hiding, being saved by the eagles, or solving riddles.  I'm expecting them take such liberties with this that I doubt it will resemble the book as I remember it in any way. The legolas thing is so small compared to the news that will we be hearing as production gets further.

I still wish they just made it one movie too. The Hobbit isn't exactly a long book, and compared to the main trilogy it's like a kid book. Anyone remember that old cartoon of the hobbit as a child? They did a decent job of covering the whole book in one sitting. It seems like they are just going to milk this thing, I can't imagine a halfway point that would make a good ending either.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on December 10, 2010, 09:08:04 PM
Or, to put another way, there's no legitimate reason for changing it.

I still wish they just made it one movie too. The Hobbit isn't exactly a long book, and compared to the main trilogy it's like a kid book. Anyone remember that old cartoon of the hobbit as a child? They did a decent job of covering the whole book in one sitting.

Exactly, no need to make a rather straightforward 300 page book into a two movie epic, it's just the latest cash grab technique. The evolution from pre-determined trilogies, to pre-determined series, and now the finales to all these bloated series have to be two films each. Forget that though, soon it'll come full circle and they'll be making single movies in trilogy form. =)

It seems like they are just going to milk this thing, I can't imagine a halfway point that would make a good ending either.

Yeah, but that's never stopped Peter Hackson before.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 12, 2011, 03:24:42 AM
I don't really think the Hobbit should be discussed in this thread. It won't be perfect for the fans of the novels but it'll still be a fun movie, with some good action and characters.

This on the other hand.. rivals the Battleship movie news.
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=73155

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on January 12, 2011, 05:46:53 AM
I don't really think the Hobbit should be discussed in this thread. It won't be perfect for the fans of the novels but it'll still be a fun movie, with some good action and characters.
You some kind of Nostradumbass?  :void:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on January 12, 2011, 10:40:43 PM
You some kind of Nostradumbass?  :void:

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7672/123aac.th.png) (http://img190.imageshack.us/i/123aac.png/)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: MrWeatherby on February 04, 2011, 10:44:26 PM
Here is a very NSFW clip from Drive Angry for all the naysayers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5DvRsAcMWk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5DvRsAcMWk)

I can't wait to see Drive Mad starring Nikolas Cage in 3Dee.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on February 04, 2011, 11:56:47 PM
Here is a very NSFW clip from Drive Angry for all the naysayers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5DvRsAcMWk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5DvRsAcMWk)

I can't wait to see Drive Mad starring Nikolas Cage in 3Dee.

Just amazing, that broken mirror gave me flashbacks to Escape from LA's CGI, and they clearly weren't even trying with the gun behind the back. This is exceeding my expectations, and I already thought it could be Cage's best worst yet, which is clearly their aim (the only demerit; they couldn't get Cage slumming peer Christopher Walken for the William Fichtner part?). What a career, it could only be better if he changed his name to Johnny Cage and made it clear through his publicist that it's indeed, "after the movie star character from the 1992 arcade game Mortal Kombat, of which Cage is a huge fan!" He already has a son named Kal-El.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on February 05, 2011, 12:12:57 AM
He already has a son named Kal-El.


(http://i.imgur.com/Vr35G.jpg)
Kal-El Coppola
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: MrWeatherby on February 06, 2011, 08:08:45 AM
Just amazing, that broken mirror gave me flashbacks to Escape from LA's CGI, and they clearly weren't even trying with the gun behind the back. This is exceeding my expectations, and I already thought it could be Cage's best worst yet, which is clearly their aim (the only demerit; they couldn't get Cage slumming peer Christopher Walken for the William Fichtner part?).

While I like The Bank Manager from The Dark Knight, watching Walken casually step out of a still moving semi-truck onto the hood of a police car would own bones.

And yes, I love that instead of doing a practical effect they chose to spend a bunch of money to CGI a mirror break. Drive Angry is going to be something else.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on February 06, 2011, 09:41:44 AM
And yes, I love that instead of doing a practical effect they chose to spend a bunch of money to CGI a mirror break.

Judging from the quality of the effect it looks like they might have saved money compared to the cost of breaking a real mirror. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on February 18, 2011, 04:57:04 PM
Thor is shaping up to be some legendary gutter trash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHBnrJowBZE

The CGI is rivaling Drive Angry's.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on February 18, 2011, 05:17:45 PM
Thor is shaping up to be some legendary gutter trash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHBnrJowBZE

The CGI is rivaling Drive Angry's.

For a very brief few moments I was interested in Thor. Then they showed more of it and I lost interest completely. There's only so much overly dramatic scenes I can take with a straight face. That much was proven to me by Clash of the Titans which was just brutal. I'm getting the same vibe from this. And interestingly enough, a similar vibe from Xmen First Class.
I don't think it'll be as bad as the Green Lantern will be but who knows.

Maybe Captain America will be the most decent of the lot.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on February 18, 2011, 05:29:13 PM
For a very brief few moments I was interested in Thor. Then they showed more of it and I lost interest completely (...) Maybe Captain America will be the most decent of the lot.

That's because you've only seen 30 seconds of it!  :troll:

I thought X-Men would be the best judging by the cool trailer, but recently the cast and crew said the development was hurried by the studio and the director had no time to do anything properly... and when these excuses start to come out before the movie is released, you know what's coming. All these superhero movies are looking more and more like some straight-to-dvd shit if you ask me.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on February 18, 2011, 06:07:20 PM
I've grown to accept that most of these franchise movie adaptations aren't for us anymore. They're not for fans. They're for children, or just people with a casual understanding of the comics, enough to recognize the name or title. If they turn out competent or mediocre, it's considered a major achievement (Iron Man). These movies are made because they are known quantities for movie investors and producers.

So basically, if it looks like shit, just ignore it. It wasn't made for you, and it's still going to make an embarrassingly large of money. After the huge success of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, I heard Bruckheimer started wiping his ass exclusively with towelettes moistened by the tears of franchise fans.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on February 18, 2011, 06:25:02 PM
That's true, but there's even more to it. It's not just who they're aiming at but who's doing aiming. At first they have real directors making these movies, guys that have already made their bones and done interesting work in their own right like Bryan Singer, Sam Raimi, Ang Lee, Christopher Nolan, or even Jon Favreau. They establish the genre as something worthwhile, but here's only so many of them to go around. So, as the studios increase the number of these profitable movies being pumped out assembly line style, the talent pool keeps thinning until those good filmmakers aren't defining the genre anymore, but the directors making the numerous bad sequels, spin-offs, and direct-to-DVD quality fare are. Then, hopefully, the genre as we know it dies so it can be reborn and the cycle continues.

It's not like it was any different in the 80's, there was no shortage of superhero movies then but only a few were any good, and not coincidentally it was the ones with names like Richard Donner and Tim Burton attached to them (and look what happened to even those franchises after a while, not unlike the state of X-Men today). We're in 80's B-movie phase of the modern superhero genre.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on February 18, 2011, 06:30:20 PM
That's because you've only seen 30 seconds of it!  :troll:

Yeah, that's true. lol
I guess the 30 seconds of Captain America was less brain damaging than the 30 seconds of X-men or the minute of Thor and The green lantern.

I've grown to accept that most of these franchise movie adaptations aren't for us anymore. They're not for fans. They're for children,

I think that sums it up quite well. I'm not even a casual fan of the Xmen or any superhero for that matter and even I think these movies are going to be trash. There's only so much cg action I can take as a focus for a movie before it just makes me wish that I never sat down to watch it in the first place.

 
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on February 18, 2011, 06:45:29 PM
I'm remaining optimistic about X-Men: First Class simply because I enjoyed Kick Ass and am hopeful that with Vaughn directing and Bryan Singer producing that it won't turn out like crap. That being said, we've only seen 30 seconds of it, so with the next trailer my opinion could change drastically.

Thor on the other hand...wow, what a bad trailer. It looks like garbage. However, the fact that Branagh is directing has piqued my curiosity. I'll probably wait to see what the critics say before paying $10.00 to see it, but I'm a bit hesitant at the moment.

Not gonna be seeing Green Lantern. I love the comic and its mythology and I think given the right material, Ryan Reynolds can be a good actor, but the movie looks like shit so far, which is a shame.

As for the new Spider-Man, the more I read the more I'm underwhelmed.

So in sum...I guess I'm looking forward to The Dark Knight Rises. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on February 18, 2011, 07:01:11 PM
There's only so much cg action I can take as a focus for a movie before it just makes me wish that I never sat down to watch it in the first place.

That's not even the real problem. Shit, I wouldn't mind CG action if it were any fucking good. Or if the rest of the story was. But it's not.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aphasia on February 18, 2011, 07:27:09 PM
Thor trailer makes my heart sad.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on February 18, 2011, 09:16:37 PM
Thor is shaping up to be some legendary gutter trash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHBnrJowBZE

The CGI is rivaling Drive Angry's.
:serpico: ... and DA's trailer is the worst I've seen so far for a movie due this year.

Anthony Hopkins - in his costume he kinda looks like a bobble-head.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on February 18, 2011, 09:38:20 PM
Anthony Hopkins - in his costume he kinda looks like a bobble-head.

Just like Liam Neeson in Clash of the Titans.   :troll:

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on February 19, 2011, 06:15:30 PM
In other news ..

They brought in the guy who wrote the script for 7 Harry Potter movies to write one for Akira.

MGM is going to re-make Mr. Mom, The Idolmaker, Robocop and Poltergeist.

Then there's the trailer for Apollo 18 which gives away too much ... and ... looks predictable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhtpblUD300

Uh oh.

Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on February 19, 2011, 06:23:01 PM
In other news ..

They brought in the guy who wrote the script for 7 Harry Potter movies to write one for Akira.

Let's hope they continue to fail in their mission to fail at Akira.

MGM is going to re-make Mr. Mom, The Idolmaker, Robocop and Poltergeist.

In other news, MGM can go to Hell.

Then there's the trailer for Apollo 18 which gives away too much ... and ... looks predictable.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhtpblUD300

Uh oh.

BLAIRWITCH... INN... SPAAAAAAAAACE!

And yeah, you pretty much just saw the movie in two and half minutes.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on March 10, 2011, 06:02:08 PM
Probably the worst posters ever:

(http://cdn.fd.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Terrible-x-men-posters.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on March 10, 2011, 06:04:54 PM
Yikes! That's quite terrible.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on March 10, 2011, 06:07:03 PM
Yikes! That's quite terrible.

Kinda like this:

(http://cdn.fd.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/streetfighterposter.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on March 10, 2011, 06:59:45 PM
Wow... WOW!  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on March 10, 2011, 07:55:41 PM
So, who was confident about this movie again?  :serpico:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on March 10, 2011, 09:33:28 PM
Probably the worst posters ever:

(http://cdn.fd.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Terrible-x-men-posters.jpg)

Thanks, I almost posted that verbatum, but didn't even want to bother uploading those things.

Kinda like this:

(http://cdn.fd.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/streetfighterposter.jpg)

That's a masterpiece by comparison, but it's too similar to be a coincidence... right? If so, who IS this guy? :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on March 10, 2011, 09:39:23 PM
I hoped it would be a good movie, oh well, I'll still wait for the movie to come out!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on March 10, 2011, 10:08:16 PM
Ack, my eyes! :magni:

So, who was confident about this movie again?  :serpico:

Psssh...not me...right guys? ...Guys? Awww... :farnese:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 10, 2011, 10:26:10 PM
I hoped it would be a good movie, oh well, I'll still wait for the movie to come out!

Sounds like we need an intervention, Skullknight style!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on March 11, 2011, 12:30:32 AM
Well I liked the trailer, ok????

Also, posters don't mean nothin:

(http://i.imgur.com/nVUuS.jpg)

It's the "Feel Good Movie Of The Year®", with a bad poster!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on March 11, 2011, 01:03:46 AM
Well I liked the trailer, ok????

Also, posters don't mean nothin:

(http://i.imgur.com/nVUuS.jpg)

It's the "Feel Good Movie Of The Year®", with a bad poster!
My god........... That...... That's not real is it?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on March 11, 2011, 01:17:42 AM
My god........... That...... That's not real is it?

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/kings_speech_director_tom_hooper_hates_the_poster_too_replacement_forthcomi/

Quote from: Tom Hooper
“I hate [the poster]. I hate it. And it is not going to ever be on any cinema walls. It will be replaced. It’s a train smash. It’s a train smash.”
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on March 11, 2011, 04:11:56 AM
Well I liked the trailer, ok????

Also, posters don't mean nothin:

(http://i.imgur.com/nVUuS.jpg)

It's the "Feel Good Movie Of The Year®", with a bad poster!

What is your point exactly?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on March 11, 2011, 11:55:31 AM
That a poster doesn't necessarily reflect the quality of the movie. I thought that was pretty obvious.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on March 11, 2011, 02:35:58 PM
That a poster doesn't necessarily reflect the quality of the movie. I thought that was pretty obvious.

Don't worry, it was.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on March 11, 2011, 07:35:09 PM
That a poster doesn't necessarily reflect the quality of the movie. I thought that was pretty obvious.

Don't worry, it was.

Sigh... I won't even bother.

Nevermind, i will:

The King's Speech, what an amazing movie (http://www.truecombatelite.com/forums/images/smiles/superfacepalm.gif)

Clear now?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on March 11, 2011, 07:43:01 PM
It wasn't clear given the context, but that angle certainly should have been considered. Ruling: everybody loses! :ubik:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on March 11, 2011, 08:39:13 PM
Think this movie wins the thread?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4KFzMsGy0g

Ray ... what the hell were you thinking *facepalm*
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: slan69 on March 11, 2011, 08:46:16 PM
Think this movie wins the thread?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4KFzMsGy0g

Ray ... what the hell were you thinking *facepalm*

Oh yeah, it definitely wins. I thought I was watching footage from a football game in the beginning until it started to get serious around the middle. :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on March 11, 2011, 09:06:44 PM
Clear now?

The King's Speech certainly wasn't as amateurish or as bad as that poster. You're going a bit too far to try and justify your weird belief in the relation between the overall quality of the movie and its internet posters.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on March 11, 2011, 09:40:36 PM
Ruling: everybody loses! :ubik:

Awwww...

EDIT: Well, the new Conan movie isn't looking too good...

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/conan_the_barbarian_2011/trailers/11137356 (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/conan_the_barbarian_2011/trailers/11137356)

Who made this trailer anyway? It's one of the worst teasers I've seen.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on March 28, 2011, 03:58:38 PM
Sucker Punch got beat at the weekend box office by Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2. Good.

Quote from: http://gawker.com/#!5786319/skimpy-kids-sucker-punched-by-wimpy-kid
Ooops. Zack Snyder's lowest debut so far (if you don't count Ga'Hoooooole of course), Sucker Punch basically sucks. Everyone hates it, it's misogynistic in the worst way (while claiming it's female empowering), it looks gross and makes no sense. Stupid movie. Everyone's dumb.

 :ganishka: :ubik:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on March 28, 2011, 04:05:58 PM
I'm going to see it anyway, if not for any other reason to just give up on zacky boy alltogether. Fun fact about sucker punch - the film is only 45 minutes long, but do to all the slow motion scenes it stretches out to and an hour and a half.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on March 28, 2011, 06:01:37 PM
I'm going to see it anyway, if not for any other reason to just give up on zacky boy alltogether.

Makes sense, going to see bad movies just to see how bad the bad director still is before watching his next bad movie too... just to be sure! Then you can write the oburiuary for his career knowing you did your due diligence. Anyway, whatever helps you sleep at night, and may God have mercy on your confused soul. :griffnotevil:

Speaking of wasting your life, this reminds me of an idea I had the other day while stuck in traffic behind some dumb bitch that missed a green light and held me up for another cycle too because she was looking for her cell phone or some equally asinine bullshit for which she should have been immediately executed. It got me thinking, when someone takes away time in your life you can never get back like that, think of it on the backend of your life, as if they came into your room when you were on your deathbed and killed you a few minutes before your natural time. Then they'd rightly be in trouble, but in the case above, they've essentially done the same thing and gotten away with it. What I'm getting at is, I wonder if Zach Snyder can be indicted for criminally bad movies? Adding up the hours and viewers, imagine the number of combined lifetimes he's taken! Just a thought I'll be talking over more with Overlord Morgus.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Ramen4ever on March 28, 2011, 06:33:24 PM
Speaking of wasting your life,

Hosting an Uwe Boll Marathon on the weekend, bring your own beer.
Check Kijiji for details!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Nomad on March 28, 2011, 06:41:48 PM
Speaking of wasting your life, this reminds me of an idea I had the other day while stuck in traffic behind some dumb bitch that missed a green light and held me up for another cycle too because she was looking for her cell phone or some equally asinine bullshit for which she should have been immediately executed. It got me thinking, when someone takes away time in your life you can never get back like that, think of it on the backend of your life, as if they came into your room when you were on your deathbed and killed you a few minutes before your natural time. Then they'd rightly be in trouble, but in the case above, they've essentially done the same thing and gotten away with it. What I'm getting at is, I wonder if Zach Snyder can be indicted for criminally bad movies? Adding up the hours and viewers, imagine the number of combined lifetimes he's taken! Just a thought I'll be talking over more with Overlord Morgus.

And where's my Facebook "like this" when you need it?  I despise the feeling of wasting my time, specially in a movie.  I have no "beef" with Zack Snyder, though that could be because there are other directors I truly despise.  But I tend to give most movies the time they deserve. Normally that implies when I am bored, tired or sick.  

What I did found amusing, was one of his interviews before the movie release.  He mentioned he started having second thoughts to the whole PG-13 rating. "I should have at LEAST some titties in it right?  :troll:.  I'm sure I'll end up watching this movie in some way, shape or form.  What does bother me is if this movie is horribly bad?  The loss of good visuals in the process.  Zack, I truly hope you don't fuck up Superman.  
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on March 28, 2011, 07:52:01 PM
Fun fact about sucker punch - the film is only 45 minutes long, but do to all the slow motion scenes it stretches out to and an hour and a half.

Where did you see this originally?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on March 28, 2011, 10:09:26 PM
Makes sense, going to see bad movies just to see how bad the bad director still is before watching his next bad movie too... just to be sure! Then you can write the oburiuary for his career knowing you did your due diligence. Anyway, whatever helps you sleep at night, and may God have mercy on your confused soul. :griffnotevil:

Speaking of wasting your life, this reminds me of an idea I had the other day while stuck in traffic behind some dumb bitch that missed a green light and held me up for another cycle too because she was looking for her cell phone or some equally asinine bullshit for which she should have been immediately executed. It got me thinking, when someone takes away time in your life you can never get back like that, think of it on the backend of your life, as if they came into your room when you were on your deathbed and killed you a few minutes before your natural time. Then they'd rightly be in trouble, but in the case above, they've essentially done the same thing and gotten away with it. What I'm getting at is, I wonder if Zach Snyder can be indicted for criminally bad movies? Adding up the hours and viewers, imagine the number of combined lifetimes he's taken! Just a thought I'll be talking over more with Overlord Morgus.

No Way Sucker Punch will be a bigger time waster than that post.

Where did you see this originally?

My fault, I couldn't use the troll emote on my phone. Just a joke.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on March 29, 2011, 03:08:21 AM
And where's my Facebook "like this" when you need it?  I despise the feeling of wasting my time, specially in a movie.  I have no "beef" with Zack Snyder, though that could be because there are other directors I truly despise.  But I tend to give most movies the time they deserve. Normally that implies when I am bored, tired or sick.  

What I did found amusing, was one of his interviews before the movie release.  He mentioned he started having second thoughts to the whole PG-13 rating. "I should have at LEAST some titties in it right? I'm sure I'll end up watching this movie in some way, shape or form.  What does bother me is if this movie is horribly bad?  The loss of good visuals in the process.  Zack, I truly hope you don't fuck up Superman.  

Yeah, my beef is that the guy really does seem to have visual talent, but not a clue otherwise (I'd cite his lack of original material here, but if Sucker Punch is the answer, then by all means please stick to remakes and adaptions, Zack). He's like a world class NBA athlete with no basketball IQ, all he can do is dunk (and most people can't tell the difference cuz it looks AWSUM). Thus, my scorn, and another strange phenomenon it brings to mind: Spielberg and Lucas recycled old movie serial conventions into great movies, now there's a generation of high-profile filmmakers taking cheap bad movie conventions and making them into... expensive cheap bad movies (I'm looking at you too, Tarantino and Rodriguez).

Anyway, that Superman project is a whole other nasty can of worms from what I've heard. Let me count the ways: rushing to production, because they're losing the rights, but they want to exhaust the soil and salt the earth before turning it over, despite the failure of their last reboot, which they're abandoning for better or worse, and then the final touch... Zach Snyder, because they think he's the perfect guy to rush a lousy style over substance action flick to the screen and make some profit doing it. Poor Bryan Singer, it's going to be like X-Men 3 all over again (well, not really, since Superman Returns won't be a contributing factor to success like X2). Was Brett Ratner unavailable?

No Way Sucker Punch will be a bigger time waster than that post.

My fault, I couldn't use the troll emote on my phone. Just a joke.

I'll make them pithier the day I start shitposting SK.net from my phone. Until then... :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on March 29, 2011, 03:16:03 AM
I'll make them pithier the day I start shitposting SK.net from my phone. Until then... :troll:

(http://wooopedia.com/tabbwiki/images/0/0c/Burnsauce.gif)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on March 29, 2011, 04:12:40 AM
My fault, I couldn't use the troll emote on my phone. Just a joke.

If you can't click on the icon itself, just type : troll : without the extra spaces. Should do the trick.

A couple of my friends (who like Zack Snyder) saw Sucker Punch and said it was utter shit. Fortunately, I didn't need them to tell me that; I'd already seen the trailers.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Turkitage on March 29, 2011, 05:08:33 AM
Speaking of wasting your life, this reminds me of an idea I had the other day while stuck in traffic behind some dumb bitch that missed a green light and held me up for another cycle too because she was looking for her cell phone or some equally asinine bullshit for which she should have been immediately executed. It got me thinking, when someone takes away time in your life you can never get back like that, think of it on the backend of your life, as if they came into your room when you were on your deathbed and killed you a few minutes before your natural time. Then they'd rightly be in trouble, but in the case above, they've essentially done the same thing and gotten away with it. What I'm getting at is, I wonder if Zach Snyder can be indicted for criminally bad movies? Adding up the hours and viewers, imagine the number of combined lifetimes he's taken! Just a thought I'll be talking over more with Overlord Morgus.

And where's my Facebook "like this" when you need it?

likes this.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on March 30, 2011, 06:23:55 PM
If you can't click on the icon itself, just type : troll : without the extra spaces. Should do the trick.


I know, my fault.

Anyway, I'd never thought I'd say this but i think i'm done with :SK:.net. I won't plague the board with my personal problems but I can't put up with the bullshit I get thrown at me anymore.

I'll always love Berserk though. Peace guys.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Lithrael on March 30, 2011, 07:03:40 PM
Anyway, I'd never thought I'd say this but i think i'm done with :SK:.net. I won't plague the board with my personal problems but I can't put up with the bullshit I get thrown at me anymore.

Umm..   ok?   :???:  See you 'round then.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on March 30, 2011, 07:04:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/GBsSttJsZOc
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on March 30, 2011, 08:32:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/GBsSttJsZOc


<3
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on March 31, 2011, 06:16:24 PM
I know, my fault.

Anyway, I'd never thought I'd say this but i think i'm done with :SK:.net. I won't plague the board with my personal problems but I can't put up with the bullshit I get thrown at me anymore.

I'll always love Berserk though. Peace guys.


I wasn't trying to insult you, I was trying to help you out.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aphasia on March 31, 2011, 07:23:32 PM
He'll be back.  They always come back.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on April 01, 2011, 03:24:27 PM
Maybe it's an early April Fool's Day joke or something ...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on May 05, 2011, 01:43:57 AM
Conan trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPQ99y8KaTU
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on May 05, 2011, 02:21:21 AM
Conan trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPQ99y8KaTU
I'll see it, but I'm not impressed by this.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Viral Harvest on May 05, 2011, 07:52:16 AM
No way in holy hell am I reading back through all of these pages, but I have seen quite an array of terrible movies (spent my first 4 years post-high school with my buddies making routine trips to the video store to pick out the worst movie possible based on box art, now there is the pristine beauty of Netflix!) so here goes:

- Dragonball Evolution (was a little bit over an hour and made me envy the terminally ill)

- Both of the Joel Schumacher Batmans (Batman can go from Val Kilmer to George Clooney but Robin is always Chris O'Donnel)

- The Michael Bay Friday The 13th (is not nearly as cool as Kevin Bacon behind stabbed from underneath his bed)

- Mega Piranha

- Giant Shark Vs. Crocosaurus (features Jaleel White!)

- Leeches

- Frogs

- Speed Demons (oiled up shirtless gearheads talking about spark plugs and demonically worshiping cars)

- Cliffhanger (the villain is the dude from 3rd Rock From The Sun, who is the least intimidating goof ever)

- Over The Top (features Sylvester Stallone basically arm wrestling for custody of his son)

- Problem Child 1 & 2 (poor John Ritter)

- Street Fighter (poor Raul Julia)

- You Got Served

...and many more I have thankfully forgotten.

But on the real? "Salo: The 120 Days of Sodom". Marquis De Sade does not fool around. In all of its smutty glory, you will never want to eat solid foods again.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on May 05, 2011, 09:52:07 AM
Conan trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPQ99y8KaTU

I don't know, I think this trailer actually looks promising. Not nearly as bad as what I expected.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on May 05, 2011, 01:42:55 PM
Conan trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPQ99y8KaTU
Impressed by the production quality of the movie to be honest, I didn't expect it to look this good. However, I see a LOT of slow motion scenes, almost over-used which is something I despise. Maybe it's slowed down just for the trailer? I dunno *shrug*
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rus on May 05, 2011, 03:10:15 PM
Impressed by the production quality of the movie to be honest, I didn't expect it to look this good. However, I see a LOT of slow motion scenes, almost over-used which is something I despise. Maybe it's slowed down just for the trailer? I dunno *shrug*

I totally agree with you Incarnation. The trailer looked really nice, now i really look forward for this movie !
However something tells me that the slow motion scenes were not only for the trailer... well we'll see.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Madam President on May 05, 2011, 07:29:05 PM
I don't know, I think this trailer actually looks promising. Not nearly as bad as what I expected.

I'm with you on this Aazealh! I was none too pleased when I read the synopsis, which is once again, deviating from Howard's original mythos :femto:, but this trailer looks like this movie will be a lot of fun! The actor also looks more faithful to the original character, compared to Ahhhhnold (Hollywood. Seriously?) from those terrible (yeah, I said it) Conan movies from the 80s.  It boggles my mind that Hollywood won't adapt one of Howard's Conan tales to the big screen, specifically "Black Colossus", "People of the Black Circle", or "Red Nails"!  I'd love to see an adaptation of "The Snout in the Dark"!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on May 05, 2011, 09:17:52 PM
Guys, guys, remember one thing, Hollywood knows how to sell a movie, not make a movie. Of course the trailer looks "promising". But the movie will be a piece of shit. I was surprised, but still, i preferred this piece of marketing - http://www.cinemasharks.net/2011/03/extremly-awesome-motion-poster-for.html At least the music isn't butt metal.

Who dares to speak ill of Milius's Conan? Purists? It's not close to Bob's stories at all, but fuck it's an amazing movie. I don't care if it's not a faithful adaptation to please the nerds, but it's a movie like they don't make anymore. It has raw passion.
And the DVD commentary is the best ever. If you heard it, you know it.
Besides, why complain about Arnold as Conan? At least he was massive and an imposing figure, had presence and charm, but this Momoa dude looks like shit. So if you want a pure adaptation, who would you cast as Conan? People always complain that Arnold was just a brute, yeah ok, but how would you get a really imposing northern guy and at the same time be lean and feline? Howard's description was of a tanned, blue eyed, straight black hair, big guy. Not this caribbean-like dude. Arnold had way more charisma even in his monosyllabic acting as Conan. Actually the one scene where he speaks the most (which is a great scene) in the first movie, was cut, because it didn't fit the character. And yeah, it doesn't fit the Conan we see in that movie, but it's probably one of the few scenes where he acts more like the Conan from the books.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on May 05, 2011, 09:24:21 PM
Oh yeah, and kids these days! http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/GulfCoastAvengers/news/?a=35167

And the DVD commentary is the best ever. If you heard it, you know it.
"Th-there's da ghosts. ..... you see that?"
".....Mmmmmhyyyyyeah."

"This is the part with the orgy."
"Yeah and she was SO beautiful!"
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on May 05, 2011, 09:44:28 PM
Oh yeah, and kids these days! http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/GulfCoastAvengers/news/?a=35167
"Th-there's da ghosts. ..... you see that?"
".....Mmmmmhyyyyyeah."

"This is the part with the orgy."
"Yeah and she was SO beautiful!"

 :ganishka: I truly believe they were high during that. Arnold's captain obvious remarks and Milius constant drooling at every chick in the movie. Classic stuff. I like the part where Arnold is surprised by how good the movie is ahah.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSqnFxVaIx4
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Viral Harvest on May 05, 2011, 11:32:10 PM
:ganishka: I truly believe they were high during that. Arnold's captain obvious remarks and Milius constant drooling at every chick in the movie. Classic stuff. I like the part where Arnold is surprised by how good the movie is ahah.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSqnFxVaIx4

My heart aches, it hurts to laugh. This is incredible, hahaha
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aphasia on May 06, 2011, 12:17:50 AM
Hahaha, that is great.  "She's a Valkyrie"

I dunno, I'm kind of with NightCrawler on this one.  Doesn't look that interesting.  Reminds me too much of Clash of the Titans, not in a good way...more like a "Look at how awesome everything is" way.  Which isn't exactly terrible itself, just makes for a good popcorn flick.  We'll see.

The real question: Will it feature mammal punching?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9EGPNbTaOI
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on May 06, 2011, 08:40:49 PM
I'm with Nightcrawler as well (though I don't know who he's arguing with about the original Conan movie, as far as I can see nobody has said a bad word about it =). While the first movie isn't technically faithful, it is in spirit, and further in keeping with Howard's books it's a spirit that's mostly lost these days and unlikely to be recaptured in print or on film.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on May 07, 2011, 12:30:45 AM
I'm with Nightcrawler as well (though I don't know who he's arguing with about the original Conan movie, as far as I can see nobody has said a bad word about it =).

compared to Ahhhhnold (Hollywood. Seriously?) from those terrible (yeah, I said it) Conan movies from the 80s. 
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on May 19, 2011, 04:17:16 PM
I see the first quote, but in the next one all I see is...



 :griffnotevil:

I'm telling you, all of you, I won't see or hear a bad word about the original Conan movie. :femto:



http://movies.yahoo.com/summer-movies/fright-night/1810168434

Good God, what have they done to Fright Night? :judo:

I'm really looking forward to Hollywood's drop dead serious remake of The Blues Brothers "re-imagined" as hitmen posing as musicians. It'll be completely sterile, soulless, laughably unaware, and filmed in desaturated grey hues like every fuckin' movie this decade. :azan:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on May 31, 2011, 12:38:50 PM
So yeah, this is still happening:

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi4133133593/

The role of Mike Myers is being played by Hank Azaria, who I imagine at some point in the movie will be hit in the groin.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on June 03, 2011, 06:00:01 PM
When the hell did this happen!?

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/rise-planet-apes.html#showVideo=1


Also, pretty sad nobody besides me is looking forward to or dreading movies anymore. :azan:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on June 03, 2011, 09:23:37 PM
When the hell did this happen!?

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/rise-planet-apes.html#showVideo=1


Also, pretty sad nobody besides me is looking forward to or dreading movies anymore. :azan:
That looks terrible.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on June 04, 2011, 05:56:25 AM
That looks terrible.

Yeah, did we really need to see a stupid nonsensical explanation for Tim Burton's stupid nonsensical Planet of the Rapes? Looks frustratingly lame, like it'll suck twice as bad as Burton's in regards to ape insanity with only a quarter of ape the action; you'll have to wait through 90 minutes of mind-numbing exposition with James Franco before the apes to even do anything. Which seems to amount to, "We're smart, let's kill everything! We have no technology, but we have human intellect and ape strength!" Mankind will fall in a week, of course.

"These apes aren't showing up on radar, they are off THE GRID!" :magni:

"It's Gorilla Warfare!" :troll:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on June 04, 2011, 07:11:34 AM
When the hell did this happen!?

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/rise-planet-apes.html#showVideo=1

This is just ridiculous. How many times are they going to recycle that story? It's sci-fi from the sixties for god's sake, and even the original novel was more credible than this evolutionary magic bullshit. But beyond that, this has nothing to do with the actual story anymore. Gross.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on June 08, 2011, 09:06:01 PM
Twilight: Breaking Dawn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4d_qIGAiCE

Its inclusion in this topic was pretty much expected and the trailer speaks volumes of the story's mediocrity.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on June 18, 2011, 12:32:18 PM
Red Band trailer for Conan just came out ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afKRndn5FKk

Pots of blood XD ... I'll go watch it regardless because it's a Conan movie. I wish it wasn't made, but oh well.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on June 19, 2011, 04:08:25 AM
Red Band trailer for Conan just came out ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afKRndn5FKk

Pots of blood XD ... I'll go watch it regardless because it's a Conan movie. I wish it wasn't made, but oh well.

Ugh. I think I'll skip it. It looks like a TV movie that very little time was spent on. Pity. :sad:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on June 19, 2011, 11:47:45 AM
Red Band trailer for Conan just came out ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afKRndn5FKk

Pots of blood XD ... I'll go watch it regardless because it's a Conan movie. I wish it wasn't made, but oh well.

It looks like R-rated Hercules the tv show. And why do they keep putting shitty nu-butt-metal in these trailers?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on June 20, 2011, 04:38:45 AM
Red Band trailer for Conan just came out ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afKRndn5FKk

And we have Perlman... which means my dad's interest in this movie will automatically receive a 25-50% boost because in his world Ron Perlman is an A-lister. :ganishka:

Ugh. I think I'll skip it. It looks like a TV movie that very little time was spent on. Pity. :sad:
It looks like R-rated Hercules the tv show.

You mean an R-rated Conan the tv show (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0TqI12y9Rk), from the makers of Hercules! That reminds me, it's been too long (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z14_-En-JTk).

And why do they keep putting shitty nu-butt-metal in these trailers?

Just goes to show who their target audience is and what they think of them:

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/dragonstryke.jpg) (http://www.somethingawful.com/d/cliff-yablonski/i-hate-you-120.php)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on June 20, 2011, 07:48:15 AM
You mean an R-rated Conan the tv show (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0TqI12y9Rk), from the makers of Hercules!

I had totally erased that from my memory. Thanks :sad:

Now for some cleansing: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8s6pn_conan-the-barbarian-battle-of-the-m_shortfilms

Just goes to show who their target audience is and what they think of them:

(http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/dragonstryke.jpg) (http://www.somethingawful.com/d/cliff-yablonski/i-hate-you-120.php)

We all know this movie is going to suck (and it's in 3D for fuck sake). But the question is how do you market it?
You could have a trailer with orchestral music (which i believe will be in the movie) and maybe get the small group of die hard REH fans who'll show up to the theater and see it on opening weekend...and then have a bad opening weekend and watch the film disappear in two weeks.
Or you could put mall rock in the trailer and get the most dependable movie going audience to show up, the 18-30 year old males, and hope to have a successful first weekend which will carry over for a couple weeks.
Remember we're not talking art here, we're talking advertising and business, and in that sense this is a successful trailer. Yes, the trailer didn't sell it to us, but we have to face facts, the actual Millius & REH fans are not that big of percentage of the audience, and the studio isn't worried about what we think as much as the general masses.
I do think they are advertising this honestly, which is why it will suck. I don't think Lionsgate was interested in making a faithful Conan adaptation, they were looking to create and cash in on a property that has some name recognition. That is all they saw Conan as - a property - and because of that they are trying to market it towards people who've heard of the name but know nothing about his history or the character.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: MrSmit on June 25, 2011, 09:07:20 PM
I couldn't be bothered to see if this was already posted, but Rock Em Sock Em Robots: The Movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei5l3r1dV4I

Also, I don't recommend Super 8, it's pretty much a combination of E.T., Close Encounters, Jaws, Cloverfield, and The Goonies. They were good separately, but they don't go well together.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on July 11, 2011, 12:47:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA48UG0gkJI Here's a good one.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: D-Scape on July 11, 2011, 01:34:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA48UG0gkJI Here's a good one.

I will stand outside the cinema at the premiere along with Westboro Baptist Church carrying a banner saying "God hates Adam Sandler".


Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on July 11, 2011, 02:34:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA48UG0gkJI Here's a good one.

...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on July 12, 2011, 10:19:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA48UG0gkJI Here's a good one.

South Park anticipated it:

http://youtu.be/I4YNuVvVprw
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 12, 2011, 10:36:45 PM
I know how Stan feels.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on July 14, 2011, 05:59:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g2kASeEXUo

Custom tagline: "The warmest place to hide, is inside the turd of a remake."

Wasn't this supposed to be a prequel? Because it looks just like the 82 one, but with a chick.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on July 14, 2011, 06:02:46 PM
Wasn't this supposed to be a prequel? Because it looks just like the 82 one, but with a chick.

It's a remake set before the original and with the characters' genders swapped.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 14, 2011, 06:13:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g2kASeEXUo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VhlDoyiI8c
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on July 14, 2011, 06:51:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g2kASeEXUo

Jesus fucking Christ, these guys really stop at nothing.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on July 14, 2011, 07:06:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g2kASeEXUo
Jesus fucking Christ, these guys really stop at nothing.
Honestly to me whatever changes they make won't bother me just as long as the direction is good.  If I want to see the Thing accurately adapted 1:1, then I'd just watch the original movie itself.  There's no reason to really expect that out of an adaptation, and it's downright unrealistic to do so imo.

To me I would be going to see the same story being told in a different way.  1:1 would just be boring since it'd just be material I've seen before.  A lot of things Carpenter did also don't transition well to modern films sometimes.  The way plotting is used in The Thing as an aspect of of character development is something only Carpenter can do, so already the movie will lose something in that respect.  What I expect to see is the same story, shot and shown differently than before.  So small changes like updated CG don't really bother me too much; neither does axing Kurt Russell.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on July 14, 2011, 07:18:06 PM
:ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on July 14, 2011, 07:48:52 PM
I needed that after reading the abomination the Berserk Film thread turned into for a while. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: D-Scape on July 15, 2011, 11:15:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g2kASeEXUo

Custom tagline: "The warmest place to hide, is inside the turd of a remake."

Wasn't this supposed to be a prequel? Because it looks just like the 82 one, but with a chick.
As a Norwegian I hope this one at least improves our horrible grenade-throwing skills from Carpenter's movie.  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on July 16, 2011, 02:04:31 AM
Wow, just wow. The Thing is literally one of my favorite movies (I watch it at least once a year... during winter) and seeing this just makes me want to crawl into a corner and weep. The Thing (along with Predator and Die Hard) is like the ultimate "guy" movie. In fact along with Aliens and Terminator, The Thing is one of the first movies I ever saw after going through my dads old box of VHS tapes and because I was so young i just have very fond memories of it. The Thing terrified me more than any of the others... anyway I could go on and on about how much I love this movie but the fact that they switched Kurt Russell with some chick... are you fucking kidding me? Oh sorry it's not just some chick, its Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim. I understand it's a prequel but shit man. You can't expect me to mental swap MacReady for Romona.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 20, 2011, 05:35:12 PM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/dark-tower-crumbles-as-universal-212572

Movies to no longer dread. =)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on July 20, 2011, 05:44:05 PM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/dark-tower-crumbles-as-universal-212572

Movies to no longer dread. =)
:ubik: Today is a good day.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on July 26, 2011, 12:39:36 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpffbDjWlog

Big names ... but so predictable.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on July 26, 2011, 01:06:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpffbDjWlog

Big names ... but so predictable.

What a cast! What a waste!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on July 26, 2011, 03:05:13 AM
You guys even buried the lead on dreadfulness, all those names and yet it's merely a starring vehicle for a female MMA fighter that doesn't even fight. Which sure helps the trailer look totally bush league, even with Michael Douglas et al. This looks like a John Cena movie with a vagina. Waste, indeed.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on July 29, 2011, 11:06:06 PM
47 Ronin is being remade... again. This time with Keanu Reeves!

"The movie has been described previously by screenwriter Chris Morgan (Wanted) "great, Gladiator-esque, 300-like big action movie with samurai and ninja." Awesome!"

http://www.firstshowing.net/2011/keanu-reeves-talks-about-samurai-flick-47-ronins-western-story/ (http://www.firstshowing.net/2011/keanu-reeves-talks-about-samurai-flick-47-ronins-western-story/)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on July 29, 2011, 11:30:01 PM
"The movie has been described previously by screenwriter Chris Morgan (Wanted) "great, Gladiator-esque, 300-like big action movie with samurai and ninja." Awesome!"

I wish he dies of scrotum cancer, just because he said that.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on July 29, 2011, 11:51:03 PM
I wish he dies of scrotum cancer, just because he said that.

Heh, Keanu Reeves' opinion so far seems to be, "Dude! It's in 3D! Whoa... and I totally got to fight a Japanese dude with a sword ... whoa!"

 :mozgus:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on July 29, 2011, 11:56:08 PM
I think Keanu Reeves is genuinely a cool guy. I sympathize with him, even though he's not a great actor at all.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on July 30, 2011, 12:24:15 AM
I think Keanu Reeves is genuinely a cool guy. I sympathize with him, even though he's not a great actor at all.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/mrsmogul/keanuanime-1275944785.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on August 04, 2011, 03:26:16 PM
(Originally posted in "Movies to look forward to" thread)

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/192421/20110804/first-look-henry-cavill-superman-man-of-steel-warner-bros-costume-reveleaed-new-movie.htm

Honestly I don't know which thread this should go in. But here's as good a place as any to start, I guess.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Eluvei on August 04, 2011, 03:41:54 PM
But it's a Zack Snyder movie.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on August 04, 2011, 03:44:17 PM
But it's a Zack Snyder movie.
I'll give it the benefit of the doubt for now. I actually liked the 2006 Superman movie, though I think I was the only one. Too bad they ditched that team in this movie. I liked Brandon Routh.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on August 04, 2011, 04:05:55 PM
I'll give it the benefit of the doubt for now. I actually liked the 2006 Superman movie, though I think I was the only one. Too bad they ditched that team in this movie. I liked Brandon Routh.

You're not the only one. I enjoyed it, as well. I thought it was extremely well made and felt Brandon Routh was an excellent Superman.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on August 04, 2011, 04:09:08 PM
Yeah, I liked that movie too and felt Routh was perfect for the role. He aped Reeve's mannerisms pretty well too.

I don't know about this one because a) Snyder's doing it and I hate slo-mo b) they're re-booting it with the essence of making it 'dark' - Superman's not supposed to be a dark character c) they're going to show us how it all began, AGAIN (based on initial movie reports).
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on August 04, 2011, 05:19:21 PM
I liked Superman Returns too, and thought there was a lot of promise for a sequel, but I understand why it wasn't a bigger success: too long, plodding, and reverential for its own good. Anyway, I don't know why we're looking forward to its knock off successor (though it most certainly won't be plodding =), and there was already precedent for "Man of Steal" discussion in the dread thread. :carcus:

that Superman project is a whole other nasty can of worms from what I've heard. Let me count the ways: rushing to production, because they're losing the rights, but they want to exhaust the soil and salt the earth before turning it over, despite the failure of their last reboot, which they're abandoning for better or worse, and then the final touch... Zach Snyder, because they think he's the perfect guy to rush a lousy style over substance action flick to the screen and make some profit doing it. Poor Bryan Singer, it's going to be like X-Men 3 all over again

I don't think this changes things either, unless one's grateful to see Superman returned him to his dark roots (as a ripoff of The Dark Knight, right down to the title). Wait... what? As for the picture itself, everything looks good except... Superman. It looks like a still from an 80's Marvel comic movie shot with an HD lens.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on August 04, 2011, 05:46:45 PM
Point taken. Officially split/merged!
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on August 04, 2011, 08:01:38 PM
I just saw the trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man and it looks like they're going the "dark route", as well. What's next, a dark adaptation of the Archie comics? Sure, there are dark storylines in both Spider-Man and Superman comics, but I think they're taking things too far.

Also, despite not enjoying Sam Raimi's version of Spider-Man (I thought the sequel was okay, but I really disliked the first and third films), I think it's way too early for a re-boot. The third one came out just 4 years ago! Is that some kind of record?

Anyway, here it is for those who haven't seen it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XayxMPrUP4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XayxMPrUP4)
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on August 04, 2011, 08:39:05 PM
Agreed, it's like watching movie 1 all over again with a different cast in a darker universe. This's a decent analysis from what I've read online - http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/986238/the_amazing_spiderman_trailer_analysis.html
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on August 04, 2011, 08:47:34 PM
I just saw the trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man and it looks like they're going the "dark route", as well. What's next, a dark adaptation of the Archie comics? Sure, there are dark storylines in both Spider-Man and Superman comics, but I think they're taking things too far.

Also, despite not enjoying Sam Raimi's version of Spider-Man (I thought the sequel was okay, but I really disliked the first and third films), I think it's way too early for a re-boot. The third one came out just 4 years ago! Is that some kind of record?

Honestly, even putting the "dark route" aside, the trailer just sucks. The movie looks mediocre already. What's this bullshit story retelling? Do we really need to see Peter Parker the awkward highschool student again? And who's this loser they got, were they aiming for someone worse than Maguire? Wow. The only enjoyable part is the Mirror's Edge: Spider-Man segment, and that likely works better as it is (in a trailer) than in the movie itself.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on August 04, 2011, 08:48:33 PM
Superman might be popular enough for it's own thread imo, but who knows. Anyway, the official picture released reminds me of a cover or possibly a popular scene from a comic, though my half-ass search for it didn't find anything. Anyone?  :troll:

My feelings on Superman are pretty mixed. If you think about it the character really needs a unique take on it as far as comic book movies are concerned. He's an alien, he's nearly immortal and indestructible, basically a god living among humans. His story and perspective in general is pretty impossible for the audience to relate to so I've always felt trying to draw any attachment or in-depth development from the character is generally a bad idea.

His backstory even makes the Hulks' interesting in my opinion as well.

As far as going 'darker' it could really go either way. If they're trying the "realism" approach made famous by Batman Begins then they're in for some real trouble. Superman doesn't suffer from the same humanity issues that we (and even most other superheroes) do, for one. If they're thinking about drawing on some of the more intense physical enemies though (Darkseid, for example), I could see it playing out pretty interestingly. I know they're using General Zod for this first one so we'll see.

And personally, I enjoyed Superman Returns, but I hated Routh. Though honestly I wasn't a fan of Christopher Reeves either. Superman should be a big, intimidating guy when he's all suited up imo. And Clark Kent doesn't have to act like a bumbling idiot either.

As for Zack Snyder, let's hope he learned something after Sucker Punch...
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on August 04, 2011, 09:07:08 PM
Honestly, even putting the "dark route" aside, the trailer just sucks. The movie looks mediocre already. What's this bullshit story retelling? Do we really need to see Peter Parker the awkward highschool student again? And who's this loser they got, were they aiming for someone worse than Maguire? Wow.

Agreed. Speaking about both Superman and Spider-Man, do we really need to see their origin stories again?! Can't someone just make a decent superhero film where the hero is already established? Don't most of us know the origin of these guys already? Ugh. I enjoyed Batman Begins when it came out, because I liked Nolan's take on his origin, but if they ever reboot Batman again (which they will), they had better jump straight into a storlyine and not start with Bruce Wayne again. Same with Superman and Spider-Man. I'm bored already.

The only enjoyable part is the Mirror's Edge: Spider-Man segment, and that likely works better as it is (in a trailer) than in the movie itself.

That was kind of cool, but the CG could really use some work. It's like you're playing a video game based off the movie, rather than seeing a scene from a big-budget picture. Like you said, it won't work well in the movie if they leave it in, but it's most likely just being used for the trailer.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on August 04, 2011, 11:43:15 PM
Completely agree on The Amazing Spider-Man, which looks so underwhelming nobody's even bothered to mention it until now. The FPS CGI looks like exactly that, and it looks like shit (reminds me how I felt watching Duke Nukem Forever). More importantly, if you're going to reboot a super successful franchise only four years removed from the last film, and have it look more or less the same (with some scenes almost directly lifted from the first movie), at least take advantage of the fact that the movie-going audience is already familiar with the character and their background and go from there. These movies made billions of dollars, I think everyone knows who Spider-Man is already. They could have tried to make an awesome stand alone movie of an established Spider-Man (think big, like The Dark Knight). Instead we have to endure an hour of origin exposition everybody already knows and doesn't care about. It's going to feel like starting over again with part one of the same story. For contrast, here's the beginning of the first episode from the 90's Spider-Man cartoon that ran for five seasons:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CD1qcMu5Lo

Well, that took about one second, "Hey, look, it's fucking Spider-Man!" Is that so hard at this point?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Delta Phi on August 05, 2011, 02:11:24 PM
I'm reminded more of Bizzaro than Superman in that image that was released. Doesn't help.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on August 05, 2011, 05:23:27 PM
A friend and I were watching the "Amazing" Spider-man trailer and just couldn't get past the why. I understand it's to make money, but why not just pretend the third movie didn't happen and go from there? Was it taht important to totally redo an origin story? As much as Punisher: War Zone failed as a movie, I was happy they didn't try to redo the origins a second time. Even with all of it's glaring failures just try to make a good movie instead.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: MrSmit on August 05, 2011, 05:40:13 PM
The Amazing Spider man? I thought I was watching a Mirror's Edge mod.  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on August 05, 2011, 06:09:38 PM
A friend and I were watching the "Amazing" Spider-man trailer and just couldn't get past the why. I understand it's to make money, but why not just pretend the third movie didn't happen and go from there? Was it taht important to totally redo an origin story? As much as Punisher: War Zone failed as a movie, I was happy they didn't try to redo the origins a second time. Even with all of it's glaring failures just try to make a good movie instead.

Hell yea man, I just watched Punisher Warzone recently and it's refreshing to see that they didn't rehash all the stuff in the first one. Not only not rehash but they really took it in a different direction. Jigsaw was one of the scariest and most horrifying villains in any comic book movie, which kinda gave the movie some merit. 
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on August 18, 2011, 06:13:29 PM
ACADEMY AWARD WINNER NICOLAS CAGE! ACADEMY AWARD WINNER NICOLE KIDMAN! IN RAZZIE AWARD NOMINATED DIRECTOR JOEL SCHUMACHER'S...

SAFE ROOM TRESPASS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rolBdc_mjs

Glad to post this one, looking forward to it really... Not that I'll ever see it, but I'm happy that it exists. Tarantino and Rodriguez think that they make high quality B-movies, but no, that's truly the domain of the Joel Shoemacher's of the world. :guts:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on August 19, 2011, 04:19:11 AM
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/conan_the_barbarian_2011/

Conan has a Rotten Tomatoes score on par with The Smurfs right now. Ouch.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on August 19, 2011, 02:46:40 PM
Yeah, in a way it's good if it just won't make enough movie to warrant a sequel of sorts. From what I read of the reviews online the movie focused more on how everyone was killed rather than a good script.

Agreed on Trespass.

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas - the first movie was cool, 2nd was annoying ... this one looks worse, but hey, it's got Neil Patrick Harris in it : p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_Sqerb8FPU

Underworld: Awakening ... seriously >_>'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC67kNZGpeA

Abduction ... the problem is this'll do well because of Lautner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEVkp5Je7m0&feature=pyv
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on August 19, 2011, 04:26:18 PM
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/conan_the_barbarian_2011/

Conan has a Rotten Tomatoes score on par with The Smurfs right now. Ouch.

Not surprising, given the trailers and commercials we've seen. Robert E. Howard is rolling in his grave. :sad:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Truder on August 20, 2011, 06:15:45 AM
I hate Nicholas cage. Ghost rider movie  looks very "meh".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDA87I7UjaM&feature=player_embedded

Also, anyone think that the first 34 seconds could fit for Guts as well? :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Skeleton on August 20, 2011, 06:49:50 AM
I hate Nicholas cage. Ghost rider movie  looks very "meh".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDA87I7UjaM&feature=player_embedded

Also, anyone think that the first 34 seconds could fit for Guts as well? :ganishka:

While I was watching that, I thought "well, it can't be any worse than the first one."  Then he pissed fire...  The first Ghost Rider movie made me sick to my stomach.  To this day, I still wince every time I think of Blackheart saying," I am Legion, for we are many."  So so bad, lol.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on August 20, 2011, 07:06:49 AM
I hate Nicholas cage. Ghost rider movie  looks very "meh".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDA87I7UjaM&feature=player_embedded

Looks so terrible it's hard to believe they're not trying to ruin it on purpose. I don't know much about Ghost Rider and honestly I'm glad I don't because it must be quite the ordeal for the fans.

Also, anyone think that the first 34 seconds could fit for Guts as well? :ganishka:

Hahaha yeah, it works.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: NightCrawler on August 20, 2011, 02:54:02 PM
Looks so terrible it's hard to believe they're not trying to ruin it on purpose.

I think it's directed by the Crank guys, so it's going to be stupidly over the top and great in a really bad way.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on August 20, 2011, 07:38:09 PM
I think it's directed by the Crank guys, so it's going to be stupidly over the top and great in a really bad way.

So that explains why I kind of enjoyed it. :SK:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Vampire_Hunter_Bob on August 23, 2011, 05:01:13 PM
Cannot be any worse than the first one and if I am wrong I will go see this.  :azan:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on August 26, 2011, 05:23:56 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0999913/

Straw Dogs remake. It never ends  :sad: One of my favorite movies of all time, a Peckinpah classic remade with the guy who played Cyclops in x-men and a vampire from True Blood.  :azan:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: JudeauChop on August 26, 2011, 08:02:16 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0999913/

Straw Dogs remake. It never ends  :sad: One of my favorite movies of all time, a Peckinpah classic remade with the guy who played Cyclops in x-men and a vampire from True Blood.  :azan:

This made me super sad too.  Its pretty horrible.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on August 28, 2011, 05:09:44 AM
Regarding Man of Steel,

http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/119/1190743/man-of-steel-setphoto_1314315850.jpg (http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/119/1190743/man-of-steel-setphoto_1314315850.jpg)


New duds? Apparently he's got a new suit in the revamped DCU so perhaps they're catering in that direction, sort of like how Marvel chose the Ultimate Universe to tie it's movies in together. Either that or Zack Snyder and co are egotistical enough to think they can mess around with an icon such as Superman's costume. Both?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on August 28, 2011, 05:51:25 AM
Wrong thread, but I got it! :slan:

Regarding Man of Steel,

http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/119/1190743/man-of-steel-setphoto_1314315850.jpg (http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/119/1190743/man-of-steel-setphoto_1314315850.jpg)

Wow, if anyone thought The Dark Knight Rises set photos were unflattering... yeesh. Looks like a guy in a homemade paper mache superman cosplay going to Denny's after the convention. Is this what Zack Snyder movies actually look like before all the filters and slow-mo are added?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on August 28, 2011, 12:26:20 PM
Yeah, I saw that picture a few days ago and my guess on the suit is they're gonna use CGI or something on it. People complained about a guy wearing red speedos and now you have none, looks odd don't it :ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Death May Die on August 29, 2011, 12:10:39 AM

Underworld: Awakening ... seriously >_>'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC67kNZGpeA


I will take 3 UnderWorld Sequels, over 3 Resident Evil Sequels any day.  LOL  :zodd:

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Straw Dogs remake. It never ends  guts-sad One of my favorite movies of all time, a Peckinpah classic remade with the guy who played Cyclops in x-men and a vampire from True Blood.  azan

It looks almost shot for shot the same movie. I like the original a lot. They remade "I spit on your grave" which is very unnecessary on a lot of levels. I can't believe they expect these movies to draw.  The originals were some what obscure weren't they? Next thing you know they'll be remaking "Cannibal Holocaust."
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: JudeauChop on August 29, 2011, 02:43:12 PM
I will take 3 UnderWorld Sequels, over 3 Resident Evil Sequels any day.  LOL  :zodd:

It looks almost shot for shot the same movie. I like the original a lot. They remade "I spit on your grave" which is very unnecessary on a lot of levels. I can't believe they expect these movies to draw.  The originals were some what obscure weren't they? Next thing you know they'll be remaking "Cannibal Holocaust."

I'm eagerly waiting a Salo 120 Days of Sodom remake, staring Justin Beiber....
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Viral Harvest on September 05, 2011, 05:55:02 PM
I'm eagerly waiting a Salo 120 Days of Sodom remake, staring Justin Beiber....

^  :ganishka:

I was only able to watch that movie once and have no desire to see it a second time for obvious reasons.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on September 14, 2011, 08:22:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgnhnwOsNVM

Cameron Crowe is making the dramatic version of Zookeeper with Matt Damon. Based on a true story!

Watch it, learn about life, and become a better person. Or not.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on September 14, 2011, 08:45:37 PM
Cameron Crowe is making the dramatic version of Zookeeper with Matt Damon. Based on a true story!

Watch it, learn about life, and become a better person. Or not.

First Youtube comment: "This is NOTHING like the true story at all! I read the book and this is hardly at all like it. What a disappointment."
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on September 14, 2011, 09:16:17 PM
Just watched it on mute at work ... it looks cheesy.

Watch it, learn about life, and become a better person. Or not.
:ganishka:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Scorpio on September 23, 2011, 11:04:36 PM
I don't normally watch tv, but while hanging at a friend's place I caught a commercial for this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xc8XunXdLk

Rock em Sock em Robots! The movie! Why, Hugh Jackman, why.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on September 24, 2011, 01:34:32 AM
I don't normally watch tv, but while hanging at a friend's place I caught a commercial for this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xc8XunXdLk

Rock em Sock em Robots! The movie! Why, Hugh Jackman, why.
Wow, that looks like one of the worst movies of the year.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on September 27, 2011, 01:19:12 AM
The Human Centipede 2

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810179244/video/26738863
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Skeleton on September 27, 2011, 03:26:03 AM
I'm a huge fan of Alexandre Dumas' works.  So when I saw the trailer for this, I felt the way I imagine someone feels when they watch their beloved childhood pet get hit by a car.

The Three Musketeers (http://youtu.be/mQd3MwT2fAM)

And as petty as it might seem, I wonder if there will ever be a big budget adaption of one of Dumas' works where the characters actually have French accents.  I have nothing against British and American accents.  But when a film takes place in Paris or France and features French characters it's a little odd for them to sound British or American.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on September 27, 2011, 03:41:30 AM
I'm a huge fan of Alexandre Dumas' works.  So when I saw the trailer for this, I felt the way I imagine someone feels when they watch their beloved childhood pet get hit by a car.

The Three Musketeers (http://youtu.be/mQd3MwT2fAM)
Did we really need another adaptation of The Three Musketeers?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Skeleton on September 27, 2011, 08:23:51 AM
No joke.  I wish I lived in a world where, when a film maker comes to a producer and says "I know the Three Musketeers has been done before but this time it’ll be great because it’s going to be a steampunk romantic adventure... in 3D baby!," the producer punches the guy right in the mouth instead of throwing millions of dollars at him.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: frankencowx on September 27, 2011, 03:40:02 PM
No joke.  I wish I lived in a world where, when a film maker comes to a producer and says "I know the Three Musketeers has been done before but this time it’ll be great because it’s going to be a steampunk romantic adventure... in 3D baby!," the producer punches the guy right in the mouth instead of throwing millions of dollars at him.

Hollywood.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on September 27, 2011, 07:08:08 PM
I'm a huge fan of Alexandre Dumas' works.  So when I saw the trailer for this, I felt the way I imagine someone feels when they watch their beloved childhood pet get hit by a car.

Yeah it's pretty bad. As always with crazy adaptations I can't help but wonder why they didn't just call this by another title and just say it was "inspired by".

And as petty as it might seem, I wonder if there will ever be a big budget adaption of one of Dumas' works where the characters actually have French accents.  I have nothing against British and American accents.  But when a film takes place in Paris or France and features French characters it's a little odd for them to sound British or American.

Watch French movies with subtitles and you won't have that problem. :iva:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on September 27, 2011, 08:39:58 PM
And BAM! (http://movies.ign.com/articles/119/1196817p1.html) (Dead Island), it's happening.

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Deep Silver is warning us to also expect graphic novels, novels and "other extensions".

Get ready to be spammed.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on September 27, 2011, 09:01:34 PM
And BAM! (http://movies.ign.com/articles/119/1196817p1.html) (Dead Island), it's happening.

Get ready to be spammed.

Talk about the tail wagging the dog. I love the spin on this; a totally derivative concept, a cliched viral video, and... it's a transcendent work of pop culture art! Except that nobody cares, so they probably shouldn't get too far ahead of themselves. The game came out weeks ago (I had to look it up) and the trailer is still what its famous for, not that there was much to it in the first place.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Death May Die on September 28, 2011, 03:07:18 AM
I didn't like Dead Island at all. The trailer turned out to be the best thing about the game. Oh, not to mention I updated my Dead Island today on my PS3, and it corrupted my save data. The game was frustrating as hell (Takes 3 hit to die, and 10 hits to kill anything) , and really all the time I put into it was for nothing. I rather play left 4 dead, hell come to think of I would rather see a left 4 dead movie than a Dead Island movie. L4D had great opening sequences, why should Dead Island get all the fun?
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Konketsuji on October 10, 2011, 03:19:54 PM

Watch French movies with subtitles and you won't have that problem. :iva:
In fact, that's what I prefer, I even got Les Riviere pourpres 1, 2, Le pacte des loups  and Dobermann with english subtitles and I'm planning on watching these this year.  :guts: Is there any other good french movies I should be aware of?
And I also watched Wasabi with eng sub, but the movie itself wasn't great.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on October 10, 2011, 04:56:55 PM
In fact, that's what I prefer, I even got Les Riviere pourpres 1, 2, Le pacte des loups  and Dobermann with english subtitles and I'm planning on watching these this year.  :guts: Is there any other good french movies I should be aware of?

I wouldn't call those "good" though. :iva:

Anyway there are indeed many good French movies you should probably be aware of, but I honestly don't have the time to write you a guide at the moment. I'm sure you can find something comprehensive on the Internet.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Oburi on October 11, 2011, 01:35:39 PM
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/marvel/avengers/
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on October 11, 2011, 02:25:10 PM
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/marvel/avengers/
Watched it on mute at work. I liked Thor as a stand-alone movie (not knowing how true it was or wasn't to the comic), I've yet to see Captain America. The first Iron Man's watchable. I might watch this when it comes out next year, the beginning of the trailer didn't look too good but towards the end it kinda picks some momentum and looks 'decent'.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Konketsuji on October 11, 2011, 03:34:01 PM
I wouldn't call those "good" though. :iva:

Anyway there are indeed many good French movies you should probably be aware of, but I honestly don't have the time to write you a guide at the moment. I'm sure you can find something comprehensive on the Internet.
Really? I wasn't expecting a guide, to tell the truth, I just thought you'd say: Don't watch this shit, just pick of a copy of "2-3 titles" and enlighten yourself with this masterpieces. But, oh well. :guts:

And I will watch The Avengers, Joss Whedon is a pretty good screenwriter.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on October 11, 2011, 03:39:56 PM
Whedon's involvement is the only possible way this mess will be watchable. And that's still a gamble, as far as I can judge by this trailer. Just looks like generic superhero shit to me.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on October 11, 2011, 05:34:24 PM
Really? I wasn't expecting a guide, to tell the truth, I just thought you'd say: Don't watch this shit, just pick of a copy of "2-3 titles" and enlighten yourself with this masterpieces. But, oh well. :guts:

Well I don't know what to tell you man; there's really a lot of notable French movies depending on what you like. I wouldn't know where to begin.

Whedon's involvement is the only possible way this mess will be watchable. And that's still a gamble, as far as I can judge by this trailer. Just looks like generic superhero shit to me.

I think that by definition it's hard for it not to be generic, especially considering that they're likely going to re-introduce everyone to the audience and all. Still, I'll admit I fell for The Hulk's conspicuous absence and was therefore pleased to see him in there at the end.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Konketsuji on October 11, 2011, 06:05:45 PM
Well I don't know what to tell you man; there's really a lot of notable French movies depending on what you like. I wouldn't know where to begin.
Umm, I'm a many-sided person and I equally enjoy Boondock Saints and Dark Knight, King's Speech and Ip Man, so you can list whatever you think is worthy.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on October 11, 2011, 11:19:02 PM
Still, I'll admit I fell for The Hulk's conspicuous absence and was therefore pleased to see him in there at the end.

Would have been infinitely better if Norton would've sucked it up and played the role, though.  :sad:

I expect the first half of the movie is capturing Hulk, then 2nd half is fighting Loki and co. I'm excited for what it is, and I agree with the sentiments Whedon is a good writer. He's already done some online motion comic movies... lemme see if I can find them... here's an example,

Astonishing X-Men (http://www.hulu.com/astonishing-x-men)

has received very positive reviews, so it's hopeful since he's at least familiar with the universe and the medium and whatnot.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on October 11, 2011, 11:46:46 PM
Would have been infinitely better if Norton would've sucked it up and played the role, though.  :sad:

Norton apparently wanted to reprise the role, but the studio dumped him because he's a headache. Too bad, it'd certainly have more cache with him involved, but it's not like his version of The Hulk was a classic or anything.

I agree with the sentiments Whedon is a good writer.

Unfortunately, good writers don't always make the most financially successful movies. My only rooting interest is that Whedon do well so he gains some much-deserved Hollywood mojo. I'm not counting on it though, the Avengers have always left me cold, and this recent run of superhero movies leading up to it have been bollocks, so it would it be fittingly cruel if Whedon paid the price for that and The Avengers underperformed.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Xem on October 12, 2011, 07:13:15 AM
Well Marvel has pretty much literally put all their eggs in one basket on this one so I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt. Even if it fails I feel like this is one of those things they'll keep doing until they get it right, like all Super Hero movies I guess. So wish'em luck.  :troll:

I'm sorta curious to see how the numbers match up with Marvel Studios ticket sales and youtube viewings of after-credits Easter Eggs.  :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on October 12, 2011, 01:56:16 PM
Even if it fails I feel like this is one of those things they'll keep doing until they get it right, like all Super Hero movies I guess.

I think we're past the point of diminishing returns on that front, they already got it right a couple of times, and recently it's like they've been experimenting with the different ways to get it wrong, leading right up to a bloated crossover (that always works out). I don't know if Whedon's involvement is enough to turn that tide, I just hope it's successful regardless so he can more easily do his own thing.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Walter on October 12, 2011, 05:12:54 PM
Die Hard 5... UGH!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.slashfilm.com/die-hard-5-titled-a-good-day-die-hard-details-revealed/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+slashfilm+%28%2FFilm%29
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Griffith on October 12, 2011, 06:29:09 PM
A Good Day to Die Hard? Wow. So, does anyone think it will live up to savagery vs. modernity parable that was Live Free or Die Hard? :iva:
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Aazealh on October 12, 2011, 07:05:36 PM
A Good Day to Die Hard? Wow.

Whole thing's just embarrassing.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: IncantatioN on October 12, 2011, 07:59:52 PM
Die Hard 5... UGH!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.slashfilm.com/die-hard-5-titled-a-good-day-die-hard-details-revealed/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+slashfilm+%28%2FFilm%29
A Good Day to Die Hard :ganishka: ... that cracked me up after a shitty day at work. Sloppy.
Title: Re: Movies to dread
Post by: Rhombaad on October 13, 2011, 03:02:46 AM