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Re: Movie

Postby canaan on Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:52 pm

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:I haven't seen Jackie Brown since it was in the theaters (!), so I'll have to revisit it to comment. I remember liking it at the time, but thinking it wasn't anywhere near Pulp Fiction. As for downward slope, I guess I meant the other movies he "presents" or produces.

you cant compare JB to PF...its just not fair. I liked Jackie Brown a lot.
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Re: Movie

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:14 pm

Is this Smallville?

No, its Iowa.
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Re: Movie

Postby eddysnake on Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:29 pm

Pacific Rim

yowza
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Re: Movie

Postby Froggy on Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:23 pm

eddysnake wrote:Pacific Rim

yowza

yeah. i'm super pumper for this one
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Re: Movie

Postby LeopardLetang on Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:10 pm

eddysnake wrote:Pacific Rim

yowza


yowza's right. that's some evangelion shiza
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Re: Movie

Postby canaan on Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:52 am

that looks really bad to me.
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Re: Movie

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:13 am

canaan wrote:that looks really bad to me.
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Re: Movie

Postby eddysnake on Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:50 am

canaan wrote:that looks really bad to me.


your attitude looks really bad to me. just kidding, happy chrismtas!
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Re: Movie

Postby eddysnake on Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:05 am

Nightmare before Christmas - always great.

If everything goes as planned, I'll be watching Home Alone tonight, seriously excited
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Re: Movie

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:59 am

canaan wrote:that looks really bad to me.


not that it looks good or bad, but aren't those just outtakes from Matrix Revolutions, Transformers, Battleship, Cloverfield, and Battle LA?
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Re: Movie

Postby Dickie Dunn on Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:25 am

Reading more "individual" (not professional critic) reviews of The Hobbit. Biggest takeaway is that not a single person likes the 48 fps. What a horrible decision by Jackson.
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Re: Movie

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:30 am

fortune favors the bold
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Re: Movie

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:41 am

Dickie Dunn wrote:Reading more "individual" (not professional critic) reviews of The Hobbit. Biggest takeaway is that not a single person likes the 48 fps. What a horrible decision by Jackson.


I think the original plan was to have it like that in every theater that could display it. the release was much scaled back - there are only two or three theaters in the pittsburgh area that are showing it that way. probably a decision the studio and distributor made together - forcing people who want to try it out to look for it instead of joe schmo stubbling into it and wondering if they're watching the movie being filmed live.

I actually think most theaters show "48fps" - they show 24 different ones but each one twice in a row. it helps blur the motion better.
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Re: Movie

Postby Eismann on Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:05 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:
canaan wrote:that looks really bad to me.


not that it looks good or bad, but aren't those just outtakes from Matrix Revolutions, Transformers, Battleship, Cloverfield, and Battle LA?


And they threw in the battle speeches from 300.

baaayd, mkay.
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Re: Movie

Postby eddysnake on Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:22 pm

Eismann wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:
canaan wrote:that looks really bad to me.


not that it looks good or bad, but aren't those just outtakes from Matrix Revolutions, Transformers, Battleship, Cloverfield, and Battle LA?


And they threw in the battle speeches from 300.

baaayd, mkay.


everything listed above together gets me excited for this giant summer popcorn flick, should be a blast. I wonder what this does to Del Toro if it bombs? Still wish we would've got At the Mountains of Madness rather than this...
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Re: Movie

Postby Froggy on Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:48 pm

I mean, I loved Cloverfield because it was a big stupid movie about a big stupid creature wrecking stuff up. Pacific Rim looks BIGGER, and maybe a little less stupid, but with MORE big stupid creatures, AND GIANT FREAKING ROBOTS FIGHTING THEM!

This interests me. but i have unusual tastes in movies, so whatever.
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Re: Movie

Postby Dickie Dunn on Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:59 pm

eddysnake wrote:
Eismann wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:
canaan wrote:that looks really bad to me.


not that it looks good or bad, but aren't those just outtakes from Matrix Revolutions, Transformers, Battleship, Cloverfield, and Battle LA?


And they threw in the battle speeches from 300.

baaayd, mkay.


everything listed above together gets me excited for this giant summer popcorn flick, should be a blast. I wonder what this does to Del Toro if it bombs? Still wish we would've got At the Mountains of Madness rather than this...


Everyone but the movie studio feels the same way.
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Re: Movie

Postby nocera on Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:04 pm

One huge thing Pacific Rim has going for it is Guillermo del Toro. Dude doesn't mess around.
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Re: Movie

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:08 pm

It's just that so many movies have used alien invasion as the plot device since ID4

The biggest movies of the last two years (Avengers and Transformers 3) essentially had the exact same final scene.

The studios will keep doing aliens and super heroes until something better comes around. Or they remember people like disaster movies too.
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Re: Movie

Postby nocera on Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:13 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:It's just that so many movies have used alien invasion as the plot device since ID4

The biggest movies of the last two years (Avengers and Transformers 3) essentially had the exact same final scene.

The studios will keep doing aliens and super heroes until something better comes around. Or they remember people like disaster movies too.


Alien invasion movies were happening well before ID4.
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Re: Movie

Postby Froggy on Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:28 pm

I guess it's the SCALE of it that interests me. I'm much more interested in a handful of impossibly big monsters than I am swarms of smaller ones
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Re: Movie

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:31 pm

I thought it looked almost exactly like Godzilla
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Re: Movie

Postby Pavel Bure on Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:47 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:It's just that so many movies have used alien invasion as the plot device since ID4

The biggest movies of the last two years (Avengers and Transformers 3) essentially had the exact same final scene.

The studios will keep doing aliens and super heroes until something better comes around. Or they remember people like disaster movies too.

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/671 ... movie-star

This is a fantastic article. In it you'll see why Will Smith seems to only appear in sci-fi alien films. It's because he and his agent figured out in a very formulamatic way that those movies make the most money so those are the ones he does.
True story: When Smith was trapped on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air set in the early '90s, dreaming of starring in movies instead of selling Alfonso Ribeiro's jokes, Smith and his manager, James Lassiter, studied a list of the top 10 grossing films ever. Here's what Smith told Time Magazine in 2007: "We looked at (the list) and said, O.K., what are the patterns? We realized that 10 out of 10 had special effects. Nine out of 10 had special effects with creatures. Eight out of 10 had special effects with creatures and a love story."14
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Re: Movie

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:43 pm

i remember reading that article. it reminded me of an entertainment weekly cover story from a few years ago about how there are no new legit movie stars

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Re: Movie

Postby Pavel Bure on Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:15 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:i remember reading that article. it reminded me of an entertainment weekly cover story from a few years ago about how there are no new legit movie stars

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I really feel like it's because making movies isn't expensive anymore. Many many movies are using little known actors with great results (for example Michael Fassbender was relatively unknown before Inglourious Basterds) everyone seems to be going young, unkown, hip if you will. The big budget "Ocean's Eleven" type deals don't work as well anymore. Heck even "The Avengers" only worked because it had years of build up and great storytelling. All the main actors in that movie (save Samuel L.) were relatively small time/unknown until landing their Avenger roles. Then with the build up of the individual movies with the overarching Avengers flick it all came together in a huge blockbuster. I digress but the main idea I think is that Hollywood is no longer looking to make the next super high paid movie star. They are looking to keep their costs down while creating a movie that will make them A TON of money.
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