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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1600 on: January 15, 2010, 03:36:31 AM »

Just be happy Cameron gave the Navi four fingers

Good point, side note, I believe Jake's Avatar had 5 fingers due to the DNA fusion.  :carcus:

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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1601 on: January 15, 2010, 06:07:09 AM »
Good man. I think it's worth seeing Aliens again and taking a minute to appreciate that *most* of what you see was done IN CAMERA. The Queen was a giant puppet for crying out loud and looks precious til today. The scurrying Facehuggers scene being done in reverse. When Bishop gets impaled and the Queen lowers herself from the dropship's interior my jaw dangled. It looked so real, so good. It was there. It was solid. It will be nice to see SOME movies in the future not rely on CGI, but $ talks.

The music was powerful and the acting was superb in Aliens. Hicks was the man, I could feel Ripley's emotions, Burk was a doosh nozzle and I wanted my own Bishop!

Who were Avatar's characters again? Oh, a watered down emo Hicks, Burks nephew and Vasquez version 2.0 who's now a pilot...

and tall smurfs.

Everyone who likes Aliens should own the dvd with the commentary/making of/bonus stuff, etc... Filmaking craft at it's best (and yes, 99% of the shots were done in camera). Even the soundtrack, which Horner complained he didn't have enough time to complete, is the best action score ever. Limitations and pressure is what drives talented people to do their best. Give them too much money and time, and you know they'll become too self-indulgent.

EDIT: For those who don't own the dvd, i've just found all 25 parts of the making of on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c300wmQ5d-g&feature=PlayList&p=E4D13F98DAC5517E&index=0&playnext=1
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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1602 on: January 15, 2010, 06:34:45 AM »
Did anyone stop to think for a second that the whole point of the aliens looking like us, ARE us?!

Seriously, did we watch the same movie?

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« Reply #1603 on: January 15, 2010, 08:31:14 AM »
This is insane. We totally dodged the Avatar discussion, for a "Aliens" discussion! Its Avatar, the worlds 2nd highest grossing movie of all time! You can't escape it, stop trying! hehehehehehehe

Hurry! Random Avatar related stuff!

http://filmonic.com/james-cameron-talks-avatar-2-interviewed-with-zoe-saldana-626


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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1604 on: January 15, 2010, 12:24:00 PM »
Both the whiners and defenders of Avatar are completely embarrassing. Just sayin.

PS: Griff excluded!
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« Reply #1605 on: January 15, 2010, 12:43:25 PM »

EDIT: For those who don't own the dvd, i've just found all 25 parts of the making of on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c300wmQ5d-g&feature=PlayList&p=E4D13F98DAC5517E&index=0&playnext=1

Thanks for posting this!

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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1606 on: January 15, 2010, 06:55:04 PM »
I just meant it wasn't a big deal either way.

Haha, no worries, I knew what you meant. I'm just embarrassed that I didn't realize the term had been around for so long; I thought Cameron had made it up himself.

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« Reply #1607 on: January 15, 2010, 08:36:07 PM »
I thought this looked promising: Creation - Story of Charles Darwin

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

I never realized that people so close to him were so against his research, very interesting!

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« Reply #1608 on: January 15, 2010, 08:44:15 PM »
I never realized that people so close to him were so against his research, very interesting!
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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1609 on: January 15, 2010, 09:01:42 PM »
This is insane. We totally dodged the Avatar discussion, for a "Aliens" discussion! Its Avatar, the worlds 2nd highest grossing movie of all time! You can't escape it, stop trying! hehehehehehehe

Hurry! Random Avatar related stuff!

I cannot condone this course of action, you guys are about to lose an Avatar advocate here. I already had to fight for that exclusion from the embarrassment, of which I'm not sure I deserve now. =)

I thought this looked promising: Creation - Story of Charles Darwin

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

I never realized that people so close to him were so against his research, very interesting!

There's controversy surrounding Darwin's work? Really!?

Speaking of, the movie's troubles finding an American distributor stem over the fact that its content is considered too divisive for American audiences, and according to gallup polls only 39% of Americans believe in the theory of evolution. I certainly hope they're at least considering it. =)

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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1610 on: January 15, 2010, 09:44:48 PM »
Griff asks Lith to please not speak in the third person. =)

Righto!  *stops*

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Though, I've always argued that people get way too hung up on such things in sci-fi when it's just as unrealistic to deny the possibility of coincidence.

No, no, you're misunderstanding my complaint.  Human looking aliens are fine, just not much of an imagination stretcher, and if you're already spending umpteen million dollars on it why not stretch a bit?  No, I was complaining that life forms that diverged so recently that they all use compatible nerve plugs manage to have wildly different body plans.  It looks like what it is: they let Barlowe sketch up a bunch of the fauna and then had some other guy design the characters, and didn't bother to make the two designers' work compatible with each other.  Barlowe's creature designs featured a cool answer to the design bug that all chordates have:  we breathe and eat through the same pipe, which is stupid.  But then they put that bug back into the character design, presumably because having everybody talk out of their shoulders would be way too weird.

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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1611 on: January 15, 2010, 10:30:27 PM »
Got ya, I understand the inconsistencies and the validity of your complaints objectively, it's just stuff I kind of take that stuff for granted here because, to paraphrase Deci, the point ARE us! :troll:

Like you said, it's not really hard sci-fi, it was more like a fairytale or a Pixar movie, and shoulder breathers would be too weird for what best served that end, which was that the Navi be aliens that humans can easily relate to, even if it's not very creative. Also, I can't really hold a movie like Avatar accountable for not solving our apparent evolutionary faults. =)

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« Reply #1612 on: January 15, 2010, 10:44:46 PM »
There's controversy surrounding Darwin's work? Really!?

Speaking of, the movie's troubles finding an American distributor stem over the fact that its content is considered too divisive for American audiences, and according to gallup polls only 39% of Americans believe in the theory of evolution. I certainly hope they're at least considering it. =)

Wow. That's both embarrassing and depressing.


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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1613 on: January 15, 2010, 11:18:12 PM »
Yeah, the term "evolution" covers such a broad range of scientific facts and topics at this point that most claiming not to believe in it don't even know what they're denying.

As for the movie, I see it covers his love for his religious wife, which is a good conflict, but I've always been more fascinated by they're not so evolutionary familial relation to each other. :guts:

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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1614 on: January 16, 2010, 04:56:29 AM »
Like you said, it's not really hard sci-fi, it was more like a fairytale or a Pixar movie, and shoulder breathers would be too weird for what best served that end, which was that the Navi be aliens that humans can easily relate to,(...)

Oh agreed, agreed, these be nits to pick only.  Like going to Jaws and saying 'dude those tanks don't just explode like that'.  Sure it would have made more sense to just give all the fauna an Earthly body plan if the Navi had to have an Earthly body plan, but getting to see the shoulder-bronchey guys was totally neat, so it's not like I'm actually peeved or anything.  Yet even cool as the fauna was, knowing how out-there Barlowe is happy to get, it's a pity that so much of his mass-market stuff is...  mass-marketable.     :griffnotevil:  It was all very compromisey.  But still, all very cool to get to see.  So yeah.  In any case, yes, I'm done now.   :troll:

Oh yeah, and blue Sigourney Weaver was so CUUUUUTE OMG I HAVE A CRUSH ON HER I THINK ALSO SHE HAD BIGGER BOOBIES FROM BEING PART HUMAN LOL

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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1615 on: January 16, 2010, 06:41:31 AM »
http://www.newsinfilm.com/2010/01/15/james-cameron-planning-an-avatar-trilogy/

Also I guess Avatar won (rightfully hehehehe :void:) best action movie, Cinematography, best editing, visual effects, and sound. You know stuff they can put on back on the DVD box set. Golden Globes coming soon I guess.

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(Won Best Director, and Picture at the Globes.)

Any how, I'm done supporting this movie, its doing just fine. Moving on.
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« Reply #1616 on: January 17, 2010, 05:58:10 AM »
I'll be seeing Enter the Void next week at the Sundance film festival.  $15 for one ticket, but I'm sure it will be well worth it.
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« Reply #1617 on: January 17, 2010, 02:04:11 PM »
I'll be seeing Enter the Void next week at the Sundance film festival.  $15 for one ticket, but I'm sure it will be well worth it.

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« Reply #1618 on: January 17, 2010, 06:40:23 PM »
Jesus, lucky you. Let us know how it was ok?

I'm sure I'll feel somewhat similar to how I did after I saw Irréversible the first time: Shocked, deeply disturbed, disoriented, depressed..

Gaspar Noé is definitely amongst the more profound directors working right now, and he doesn't even need to rely on shitty 3D glasses to visually blow your mind.
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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1619 on: January 17, 2010, 06:42:05 PM »
Yea, he's really a great filmmaker. Have you seen I Stand Alone?

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« Reply #1620 on: January 17, 2010, 07:46:31 PM »
Yea, he's really a great filmmaker. Have you seen I Stand Alone?

Oh yeah, of course.  I'll make an effort to see anything this guy touches.  I'm even really fond of his minor works, like this music video: http://www.letempsdetruittout.net/gasparnoe/index.asp?v=171
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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1621 on: January 18, 2010, 09:26:44 AM »
Good Lord! Book of Eli dropped Avatar to No. 2 after Avatar stood No. 1 for 4 weeks straight. But Book of Eli only kept it up for just one day! The following day Avatar took back No. 1 at the box office! Avatar still took home 10 million more than Book of Eli did over the weekend. (Counts for 5 weekends straight No. 1.) Internationally, Avatar is creeping up on Titanic's 1.8 Billion dollar hold with its own slowly increasing 1.6 billion cut. You can't kill it!  :ubik:


http://www.imdb.com/news/ni1427232/
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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1622 on: January 18, 2010, 02:47:29 PM »
Internationally, Avatar is creeping up on Titanic's 1.8 Billion dollar hold with its own slowly increasing 1.6 billion cut. You can't kill it!  :ubik:
What happened to this promise of yours? :

Any how, I'm done supporting this movie, its doing just fine. Moving on.
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« Reply #1623 on: January 18, 2010, 05:27:59 PM »
What happened to this promise of yours? :
Hmmmmm? :carcus:

Yeah I know, tell me about it.  :farnese:

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« Reply #1624 on: January 20, 2010, 08:47:29 AM »
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1247640/

I didn't realize there was a sequel to the great District B-13. Anyone know how it is?