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Re: Movie

Postby pittsoccer33 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:52 pm

Ralph Potts reviews bluray discs for AVSForum. He reviewed the conjuring recently and latched on to something I know I feel - most people don't like watching horror films because its kind of stressful to do.
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Re: Movie

Postby Dickie Dunn on Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:54 pm

eddysnake wrote:so Michael Arndt is off the script for new Star Wars movie and JJ Abrams is taking over. That's a pretty huge tradeoff right there, thankfully Lawrence Kasdan is still on board with JJ. Wonder what the hell is going on here?


Might simply be a case where Arndt's contributions to the script/story aren't enough to receive a credit based on the writer's guild requirements.
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Re: Movie

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:58 pm

I'm not afraid to say I still get Halloween/Michael Myers-related nightmares every now and then. The suspense of that movie, and the sense of knowing what Michael was capable of is unmatched, IMO. He only killed 2 or 3 people in the 1st movie, yet it felt like he killed about 20.

I think blackjack has a point about the gore vs suspense thing. I think my generation doesn't have the attention span to sit there and watch something that just continues to build up suspense. They want the action/gore and they want it right now, and I'm not sure that's the best way of making a horror movie (but it sells).
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Re: Movie

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:39 pm

Eismann wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:
eddysnake wrote:Anyone watch the American Scream documentary? I saw it on netflix and looks interesting.

I've been trying for a Prince of Darkness/Rosemary's baby double feature, but it's been tough getting the wife on board.


Prince of Darkness is still the scariest movie I have ever seen


Have not seen PoD, will put on list.

/nedeisekoff


I will preface this by saying that I first saw it when I was about 12. I actually watched it today and it's not nearly as scary as it used to be but I think because of how I felt when I was 12 it still rings scary to me. Regardless it's one of Carpenter's best films
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Re: Movie

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:01 pm

MRandall25 wrote:http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/halloween-still-scary-35-years-later-172850535.html

Apparently, my generation (or at the least, the people they used for this survey) thinks Halloween was "corny".

I kinda feel the same way about most 70s horror movies. They struck a new 70mm print of "The Exorcist" in 2000 and included some of the deleted scenes (the 'spider walk', etc). Saw it at the Chinese Theater with some friends, and it was the first time I had seen the entire film in continuity. It simply wasn't scary. Granted, there were parts of the movie that creeped me out (the flashing faces really stuck with me for some reason), and it was clearly a good movie and a good storyteller. But scary? Not much.

Compare "The Exorcist", which came out the year I was born, with "Alien", which came out six years later... the former is almost comical at times, while the latter still holds up quite well. (But then, I probably would say that, being an unabashed Alien fanboi.)
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Re: Movie

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:10 pm

Dickie Dunn wrote:
eddysnake wrote:so Michael Arndt is off the script for new Star Wars movie and JJ Abrams is taking over. That's a pretty huge tradeoff right there, thankfully Lawrence Kasdan is still on board with JJ. Wonder what the hell is going on here?


Might simply be a case where Arndt's contributions to the script/story aren't enough to receive a credit based on the writer's guild requirements.

Arndt's involvement with Ep VII pre-dates the Disney buyout; he's been working on the story for over a year. The movie is a year and a half away from release, and probably close to five or six months from even commencing principal photography. Credits aren't even in the conversation at this stage.

If he was fired at this point - when the story really should be crystallizing and coming together, so as to solidify the production schedule and casting - then they simply were not happy with what he was delivering. They may keep his 50-page treatment for their final script (which, to your point, would preserve a "Story by" credit for Arndt), but Abrams, Kennedy and Kasdan were clearly not pleased with the screenplay work.
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Re: Movie

Postby shmenguin on Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:18 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:
Eismann wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:
eddysnake wrote:Anyone watch the American Scream documentary? I saw it on netflix and looks interesting.

I've been trying for a Prince of Darkness/Rosemary's baby double feature, but it's been tough getting the wife on board.


Prince of Darkness is still the scariest movie I have ever seen


Have not seen PoD, will put on list.

/nedeisekoff


I will preface this by saying that I first saw it when I was about 12. I actually watched it today and it's not nearly as scary as it used to be but I think because of how I felt when I was 12 it still rings scary to me. Regardless it's one of Carpenter's best films


i looked up the trailer for this. i have a very hard time imagining this as a scary movie
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Re: Movie

Postby nocera on Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:44 pm

I'll trust the writers of Star Trek and Empire/Jedi over the writer of Oblivion.
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Re: Movie

Postby Froggy on Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:57 pm

If i had to rank my John Carpenter films, Prince of Darkness would probably be 6th after

The Thing
They Live
Halloween
Big Trouble in Little China
Escape From New York

Man, the quality of his projects really dropped off in the 90s.
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Re: Movie

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:02 am

Big trouble is so so good.
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Re: Movie

Postby Eismann on Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:05 am

FreeCandy44 wrote:Big trouble is so so good.


Carpenter made Russell and that's a good thing.
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Re: Movie

Postby Froggy on Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:27 am

Carpenter is odd in the sense that he made 2 of my 5 favorite horror movies of all time, but i almost love him more for his fun, cheesy action movies
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Re: Movie

Postby PensFanInDC on Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:50 am

Froggy wrote:Carpenter is odd in the sense that he made 2 of my 5 favorite horror movies of all time, but i almost love him more for his fun, cheesy action movies


Same. Halloween and The Thing are incredible. Assault on Precinct 13 and Escape From New York are so original.
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Re: Movie

Postby eddysnake on Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:17 am

Days of Thunder. What a fine movie. Absolutely terrific.
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Re: Movie

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:26 pm

Saw The Way Way Back. I liked it.
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Re: Movie

Postby Hockeynut! on Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:35 pm

Re: Fave Carpenter flicks

The Thing
Halloween
In the Mouth of Madness
Christine
The Fog
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Re: Movie

Postby PensFanInDC on Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:01 pm

Halloween
The Thing
Escape From New York
In the Mouth of Madness
Assault on Precinct 13

h/t to Body Bags
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Re: Movie

Postby Idoit40fans on Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:27 pm

Just started looper. First time seeing it
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Re: Movie

Postby Idoit40fans on Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:43 pm

This movie is not good. Stopes before getting to the halfway point.
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Re: Movie

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:07 am

How did I never notice the girl getting blown up at the beginning of the untouchables?
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Re: Movie

Postby blackjack68 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:09 am

Bad Grandpa #1 at the box office this weekend with $32 million in ticket sales.
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Re: Movie

Postby GSdrums87 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:12 am

And it was pretty funny.
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Re: Movie

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:30 am

blackjack68 wrote:Bad Grandpa #1 at the box office this weekend with $32 million in ticket sales.


'Merica
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Re: Movie

Postby pittsoccer33 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:35 am

When I came in Saturday night my DVR had picked up Bride of Frankenstein and The Mummy from TCM. I lit some candles, grabbed an Angry Orchard, and watched them both for the first time.

Bride of Frankenstein especially has such great editing and shot composition, as well as numerous social commentary points I wouldve missed if I saw it when I watched the first Frankenstein years ago.

The Mummy had some great sets and a bit of general creepiness, but it wasn't remotely scary. This is one that I could get behind a remake of - not like the one from 1999, but more like Alien.

Universal has Orci and Kurtzmann trying to create a Marvel style universe for all their monsters. Right...
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Re: Movie

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:43 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:...I lit some candles, grabbed an Angry Orchard...


And grabbed a tampon?
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