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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1650 on: February 01, 2010, 10:07:39 PM »
but this what we were speculating about only a few weeks ago
I don't think "speculating" is the right term here. That implies you have little evidence to work from. Everyone saw this day coming, so "predicting" is better suited.

But yes, hoo-ray.
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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1651 on: February 03, 2010, 11:49:11 PM »
Has anyone seen this guy's review of Avatar? He also has a 7 part, very awesome and great review of the Phantom Menace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJarz7BYnHA&feature=player_embedded
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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1652 on: February 04, 2010, 03:16:24 AM »
Has anyone seen this guy's review of Avatar? He also has a 7 part, very awesome and great review of the Phantom Menace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJarz7BYnHA&feature=player_embedded
Yeah, there was a lot of discussion about the Phantom Menace review in the YouTube thread a few weeks back. This Avatar review started out boring, as he pointed out the obvious ways in which sympathy was manufactured. Then in Part 2 it gets hilarious.
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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1653 on: February 04, 2010, 03:37:43 AM »
Has anyone seen this guy's review of Avatar? He also has a 7 part, very awesome and great review of the Phantom Menace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJarz7BYnHA&feature=player_embedded

haha, I still really enjoyed that. The best part is that he's working on Attack of the Clones. Can't wait!

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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1654 on: February 04, 2010, 03:39:41 AM »
Yeah, there was a lot of discussion about the Phantom Menace review in the YouTube thread a few weeks back. This Avatar review started out boring, as he pointed out the obvious ways in which sympathy was manufactured. Then in Part 2 it gets hilarious.

I thought part 2 was more of the same, but the Star Trek references were much appreciated, especially the goofy aliens that looks like shower stalls. His affection for Titanic was intriguing. =)

haha, I still really enjoyed that. The best part is that he's working on Attack of the Clones. Can't wait!

I hope it's not so long as the other, considering the time investment compared to the droning on to laughs ratio, that's going to need some improvement if I'm going to listen to him tell me why an obviously bad movie I've already seen is bad.

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« Reply #1655 on: February 04, 2010, 04:26:17 AM »
I hope it's not so long as the other, considering the time investment compared to the droning on to laughs ratio, that's going to need some improvement if I'm going to listen to him tell me why an obviously bad movie I've already seen is bad.

Yeaaa... but you know I honestly wouldn't mind if it was seven parts long. I mean when I first saw it had seven parts I was like "hell no, i don't have that kind of time. I'll just watch the first one". Half an hour later I was depressed because it was ONLY 7 PARTS!! there was still so much more to cover! I have to give the guy credit he's great at keeping you entertained and laughing for a long period of time while getting his point across. It just works, and I bet it will be as long as the first. :guts:

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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1656 on: February 04, 2010, 05:21:10 AM »
Yeaaa... but you know I honestly wouldn't mind if it was seven parts long. I mean when I first saw it had seven parts I was like "hell no, i don't have that kind of time. I'll just watch the first one". Half an hour later I was depressed because it was ONLY 7 PARTS!! there was still so much more to cover! I have to give the guy credit he's great at keeping you entertained and laughing for a long period of time while getting his point across. It just works, and I bet it will be as long as the first. :guts:

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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1657 on: February 09, 2010, 08:48:15 PM »
http://disneymusic.disney.go.com/albums/aliceinwonderland.html

If anyone is interested this is a sneak peak at the new soundtrack that Danny Elfman is doing for Alice In Wonderland. I must I enjoy it very much. Got that classic Elfman/Burton feel to it.

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« Reply #1658 on: February 12, 2010, 05:25:04 AM »
http://my.spill.com/forum/topics/warner-bros-it-remake

Hell Yes! My 2nd favorite all time piece of Literature (I consider Berserk as #1) gets a chance of redemption 20 years after the 2 part installment made for tv movie on abc, with a much bigger budget but roughly half of the allotted run time as it's earleir incarnation to encompass a 1037 page novel.

Heath did an amazing Joker having to follow in Nicholson's footsteps, what actor can they cast to rival Tim Curry as Pennywise the Dancing Clown?

I seriously freaking love this book, and while the abc movie is laughable by today's standards, when I was 8 years old it planted a seed in my subconscious that would terrify me for the next 17+ years! (but I suppose reading the book is really what kept that going)

Any other "It" lovers out there?
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Re: Stephen King's It: Major Motion Remake
« Reply #1659 on: February 12, 2010, 06:33:04 AM »
http://my.spill.com/forum/topics/warner-bros-it-remake

Hell Yes! My 2nd favorite all time piece of Literature (I consider Berserk as #1) gets a chance of redemption 20 years after the 2 part installment made for tv movie on abc, with a much bigger budget but roughly half of the allotted run time as it's earleir incarnation to encompass a 1037 page novel.

Heath did an amazing Joker having to follow in Nicholson's footsteps, what actor can they cast to rival Tim Curry as Pennywise the Dancing Clown?

I seriously freaking love this book, and while the abc movie is laughable by today's standards, when I was 8 years old it planted a seed in my subconscious that would terrify me for the next 17+ years! (but I suppose reading the book is really what kept that going)

Any other "It" lovers out there?
Yeah, I really liked the book and I agree about Tim Curry... I can't even think of It without hearing him in my head, that's gonna be hard to beat. Hopefully this will be Movies to Look Forward To material.

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« Reply #1660 on: February 12, 2010, 06:40:03 AM »
Hopefully this will be Movies to Look Forward To material.

I'm hoping this thread won't get moved into movies to dread, at least until getting more information to solidify that this one is going to suck. Ewhen I made the my first post, I was half expecting to see it already moved come morning.  :ganishka:

But I really am excited for to get more info on this. There are some news articles that go back as far as March or May of 2009. We might not have to wait to much longer for more details.

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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1661 on: February 12, 2010, 06:43:31 AM »
http://disneymusic.disney.go.com/albums/aliceinwonderland.html

If anyone is interested this is a sneak peak at the new soundtrack that Danny Elfman is doing for Alice In Wonderland. I must I enjoy it very much. Got that classic Elfman/Burton feel to it.

My first impression was disappointment, it seemed like mostly generic fantasy movie stuff. Not very risky or unique (qualities I often associate with Elfman). I am generally a fan of Danny so perhaps its just the tiny previews giving me the wrong impression, though at this point nothing could get me excited for the movie itself which just seems awful.

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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1662 on: February 12, 2010, 10:30:42 AM »
Was invited by a friend to the midnight showing of The Wolfman, and for my no expectations it was entertaining, though it was straightforward if not unspectacular. Liked the traditional wolf design and makeup, though at times it did look like a man in a wolf costume. Anthony Hopkins was fun of course, as were the wolf sequences with Del Toro. There could have been more to the finale though, but then, there could have been more to the whole movie; at least it didn't were out it's welcome. :iva:

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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1663 on: February 12, 2010, 11:35:47 AM »
My first impression was disappointment, it seemed like mostly generic fantasy movie stuff. Not very risky or unique (qualities I often associate with Elfman).

I have to agree; it's rather unimpressive.

Any other "It" lovers out there?

Honestly? I think it's ridiculously overrated. I never saw the TV film, but to me the book is passable at best.

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« Reply #1664 on: February 12, 2010, 05:59:53 PM »
Honestly? I think it's ridiculously overrated. I never saw the TV film, but to me the book is passable at best.

Agreed. Even for the parts of the movie I liked, I felt were easily forgettable.

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« Reply #1665 on: February 12, 2010, 06:03:51 PM »
Huge fan of "It" here, but I'm not sure if I want to see this. Even at 4 hours the mini-series seemed insufficient when it came to presenting the story. Also; large parts of the book feels so dreamlike and out-of-this-world that I doubt it can be adapted successfully to the big screen.
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« Reply #1666 on: February 21, 2010, 03:25:32 AM »
I saw Shutter Island tonight. I loved the Departed, and Aviator for that matter, so its shouldn't be a surprise I ended up loving this movie. The movie had so many twist in turns, and pulls your thoughts and perspective inside out. Its well written, and if you pay good attention all the gears inside the films story works almost perfectly. I've been looking forward to this movie for a while now, and it paid off. I highly recommend seeing it! I LOVED it.  :guts:

Note: It has great visuals, atmosphere, and great use of score. I kept going back to the dark watery passages in the Silent Hill games in my head.

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Re: Movies to look forward to
« Reply #1667 on: February 21, 2010, 07:51:15 AM »
Sure, you could spend $10 to go see a sure downer like Shutter Island, or wait a few weeks and watch THIS:

ROGER CORMAN'S
DINOSHARK

"Global warming causes the glaciers to break apart," Corman explains. "We start the picture with real beautiful shots of the glaciers falling into the ocean. The unborn egg of the Dinoshark that has been frozen for millions of years is released."

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But wait, THERE'S MORE!?
SHARKTOPUS!
DIRECTED BY ROGER CORMAN

Syfy's original movies director Karen O'Hara Tweeted last week the network has greenlit a long-rumored "Sharktopus" movie -- and directed by B-movie king Roger Corman.

Wrote O'Hara: "Just got off the phone with the legendary Roger Corman who's doing a new movie for us this year. Yes, it's the long-rumored SHARKTOPUS! ... Spent half an hour discussing what a sharktopus should look like, how many mouths it should have and how it should kill. That's my job!"


the concept presented the filmmaker with a challenge. Corman might make creature features, but he wants them to be at least somewhat believable.

"'Sharktopus!' is more difficult because you can imagine a prehistorical crocodile like the Dinocroc, but there's no such thing as prehistoric half-shark, half-octopus," Corman said. "I tried to figure out how to do this."

The solution? The U.S. Navy has commissioned a group called Blue Water to genetically engineer a half-shark, half-octopus to help combat Somali pirate ships. Then things go wrong.

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"It's fairly difficult to believe, but we only ask the audience to accept this one thing," he said. "After that, we take great care that everything else is logical from then on and is something that could happen."

...


Bravo! :ubik:

Dinoshark's egg hatches March 13th, followed by Sharktopus at a later date, look forward to it. :carcus:

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« Reply #1668 on: February 21, 2010, 08:57:50 AM »
By god the legends were true!

SHARKTOPUS

Shutter Island? Pfft! Make way Scorsese, this is the true art of film making!

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« Reply #1669 on: February 21, 2010, 02:57:32 PM »
I'm actually a little excited these old Corman flicks are getting a modern treatment. I'm sure they'll be shit, but that's an homage to his work! :carcus:

Still, I wish Sharktopus was larger, like, say, 20x the size he's shown to be.
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« Reply #1670 on: February 21, 2010, 05:52:41 PM »
Still, I wish Sharktopus was larger, like, say, 20x the size he's shown to be.

Well, those are just some artist's renditions of what a Sharktopus might look like, nothing official yet like the Dinoshark image. As that Syfy exec alluded to, we don't even know how many mouths it has yet or how it kills (I assume with its mouths, of which it should have eight =)! Speaking of Dinoshark, here's one of my favorite asides from those articles:

"Dinoshark," which debuts March 13, is a follow-up of sorts to Corman's "Dinocroc." Corman originally thought to do "Dinocroc 2," but Syfy executives discovered that, unlike theatrical audiences, TV movie audiences respond better to new-but-similar ideas more than direct sequels.

Ah, TV movie audiences, what a new-but-similar idea loving demographic to be a part of. =)

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« Reply #1671 on: February 22, 2010, 11:24:07 PM »
Just saw Shutter Island and honestly, I rather watch that movie over Avatar any day of the week. Shutter Island wasn't the best movie I've ever seen, but I left the theatre feeling the movie was worth the price of admission. It's been awhile since I've had that feeling.

Haha. New Corman cult shit will be great.

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« Reply #1672 on: February 23, 2010, 02:47:03 AM »
I saw Shutter Island tonight as well. I really didn't like it, and I think I may be the only one. Maybe because I was expecting more, but I felt extremely underwhelmed by the end. I honestly loved the whole movie up until the big shocker at the end, which I felt was pretty obvious. Although well executed, I just felt that, ok another crazy person gets a lobotomy after and long and intricate, failed "recovery" method. Big deal.

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« Reply #1673 on: February 23, 2010, 06:50:27 AM »
I loved how the story played out. It makes you put your guard up, and then it starts to give you supporting facts to their claims that you feel are just a crime cover, so slowly you start to release whats going on. I thought that was pretty clever. I managed to stick to what was going on with the story so it didn't seem like a car crash at the end.  I found it pretty original. If any thing the story executed extremely well. But really I loved movies like "The Prestige, The Departed, Memento, and Fight Club." So this movie was made for me I guess.

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« Reply #1674 on: February 23, 2010, 09:23:55 AM »
Can't wait for Inception. It's Nolan's next film.
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