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Re: Movie

Postby eddysnake on Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:14 am

The trailers for The Croods made it look terrible, but it was quite enjoyable. Entire family liked it.
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Re: Movie

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:29 pm

Apparently Super Troopers 2 is in the works
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Re: Movie

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:58 pm

its been in the worst since ST1
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Re: Movie

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:10 pm

They've already made two direct-to-video sequels, one in 2004 and another in 2008.

Always maintained that if you replace the word 'bug' with the word 'Jew', the original ST works on an entirely new level.
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Re: Movie

Postby viva la ben on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:16 pm

Are we talking starship troopers or super trooper right meow?
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Re: Movie

Postby Rylan on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:17 pm

viva la ben wrote:Are we talking starship troopers or super trooper right meow?


We went from Super Troopers to Starship Troopers lol.
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Re: Movie

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:19 pm

Cinefex Magazine ran a fall poll recently to identify the best VFX in cinema history. The final list:

1. Star Wars: A New Hope – Opening shot
http://bit.ly/Hkc4aF

2. Jason & the Argonauts – Skeleton warrior battle
http://bit.ly/1acUVvu

3. Blade Runner – Opening shot
http://bit.ly/1dt1viF

4. An American Werewolf in London: David’s transformation
http://bit.ly/1dt1z26

5. The Abyss – Water pseudopod
http://bit.ly/1acUYYg

6. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Star gate sequence
http://bit.ly/HlN8i8

7. The Empire Strikes Back – Chase through asteroid field
http://bit.ly/1ajfenp

8. John Carpenter’s The Thing – Chest defibrillation
http://bit.ly/1bmtiww

9. Young Sherlock Holmes – Stained glass knight
http://bit.ly/1iizXdN

10. Jurassic Park – T-Rex attack on children in vehicles
http://bit.ly/1acVhCu

Personally, I think some of these things are on the list because they represented the cutting edge at the time rather than being particularly 'good'. The YSR stained glass knight and the pseudopod from The Abyss, for example, aren't particularly great, imo. But they were bleeding edge achievements of the day.

I think the chestburster scene in Alien was far more effective, both as a special effect and as a story device. I also think that something from T2 (either the T-1000 walking through the bars at the mental hospital or 'pouring' himself into the cockpit of the helicopter) would have been more deserving of inclusion.
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Re: Movie

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:21 pm

Rylan wrote:
viva la ben wrote:Are we talking starship troopers or super trooper right meow?


We went from Super Troopers to Starship Troopers lol.

Haha.... whoopsie :face:

:lol:
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Re: Movie

Postby viva la ben on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:22 pm

Bullet-time from the Matrix belongs on that list. If best vfx.
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Re: Movie

Postby eddysnake on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:28 pm

11. Krull - Colwyn throwing the Glaive

12. Solarbabies - bodai
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Re: Movie

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:44 pm

Ooh, bullet time, that's a good one.
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Re: Movie

Postby GSdrums87 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:46 pm

11. The Room - Tommy Wiseau Love Scenes
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Re: Movie

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:49 pm

#4 is spot on. Rick Baker at his best.
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Re: Movie

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:53 pm

I think Gollum deserves a nod, too. Probably the schizo scene from TT.
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Re: Movie

Postby pittsoccer33 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:54 pm

tifosi77 wrote:Cinefex Magazine ran a fall poll recently to identify the best VFX in cinema history. The final list:

Spoiler:
1. Star Wars: A New Hope – Opening shot
http://bit.ly/Hkc4aF

2. Jason & the Argonauts – Skeleton warrior battle
http://bit.ly/1acUVvu

3. Blade Runner – Opening shot
http://bit.ly/1dt1viF

4. An American Werewolf in London: David’s transformation
http://bit.ly/1dt1z26

5. The Abyss – Water pseudopod
http://bit.ly/1acUYYg

6. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Star gate sequence
http://bit.ly/HlN8i8

7. The Empire Strikes Back – Chase through asteroid field
http://bit.ly/1ajfenp

8. John Carpenter’s The Thing – Chest defibrillation
http://bit.ly/1bmtiww

9. Young Sherlock Holmes – Stained glass knight
http://bit.ly/1iizXdN

10. Jurassic Park – T-Rex attack on children in vehicles
http://bit.ly/1acVhCu


Personally, I think some of these things are on the list because they represented the cutting edge at the time rather than being particularly 'good'. The YSR stained glass knight and the pseudopod from The Abyss, for example, aren't particularly great, imo. But they were bleeding edge achievements of the day.


I agree with you very much. The Abyss was on it because it was the first continuous shot of its kind.

My list would include
-some of the fire effects from The Towering Inferno
-John Gaeta's bullet time rig from The Matrix
-any T-1000 shot (the bars, the floor, any morphing)
-Gollum as the first really believable digital character
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Re: Movie

Postby count2infinity on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:57 pm

So I finally watched the avengers last night... other than the few humorous parts (the hulk in general, "he's adopted" line from thor, etc) it didn't really tickle my fancy. It's a shame too, had such high expectations.
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Re: Movie

Postby nocera on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:59 pm

I think the T-1000 would've been on that list had it not been so derivative of the Abyss water pseudopod thing, which was done by the same team (ILM) for the same director (Cameron). Why give two spots to essentially the same thing?

What's painfully missing from the list is Gollum from Two Towers. This scene in particular:

No CG creature had emoted like that before Lord of the Rings. I mean, there were people pushing for an Oscar nomination.
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Re: Movie

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:59 pm

Maybe you should have seen it before you let your expectations inflate, it was a pretty great movie. :pop:
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Re: Movie

Postby count2infinity on Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:02 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:Maybe you should have seen it before you let your expectations inflate, it was a pretty great movie. :pop:


it may have been because I was tired, watching it at an airport on my iphone. the wife wants to watch it as well, so I'll likely give it another go at some point.
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Re: Movie

Postby pittsoccer33 on Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:16 pm

count2infinity wrote:watching it at an airport on my iphone.


Do you enjoy watching things this way? I have a netbook that I watch things on planes, but thats about the only time I've ever watched something on a small screen.

I was listening to a podcast about a big Hollywood confab where the creative people and the technology people get together and talk about various issues (DVRs, binge watching, 3D, UHD, etc) and they had a bunch of USC film students there. NONE of them had a television. None. They all watch content on phones and laptops which just blew my mind (and from the podcast most of those in attendance). One of them said he doesnt care at all about screen size or quality because he cares more about story.
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Re: Movie

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:17 pm

I put movies on my phone once to watch on a plane and stopped after like 10 minutes. I can't do it.
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Re: Movie

Postby Rylan on Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:19 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:
count2infinity wrote:watching it at an airport on my iphone.


Do you enjoy watching things this way? I have a netbook that I watch things on planes, but thats about the only time I've ever watched something on a small screen.

I was listening to a podcast about a big Hollywood confab where the creative people and the technology people get together and talk about various issues (DVRs, binge watching, 3D, UHD, etc) and they had a bunch of USC film students there. NONE of them had a television. None. They all watch content on phones and laptops which just blew my mind (and from the podcast most of those in attendance). One of them said he doesnt care at all about screen size or quality because he cares more about story.


Which is disrespectful to the film makers. While screen size and quality aren't the end all, they can result in missing small things that help tell the story or explain an overlying theme. There is so much to film that requires at least a moderate screen sized (at least a laptop, but preferably a TV) to be appreciated.
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Re: Movie

Postby count2infinity on Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:21 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:
count2infinity wrote:watching it at an airport on my iphone.


Do you enjoy watching things this way?


I do not do it regularly. It was just because I was in the airport, had wifi, and had netflix. I barely ever watch things beyond youtube videos on anything other than my TV. I wasn't able to fully appreciate the special effects on the small screen and you said it yourself...

pittsoccer33 wrote:because he cares more about story.


it really makes the story line need to be more substantial.
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Re: Movie

Postby eddysnake on Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:33 pm

count2infinity wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:Maybe you should have seen it before you let your expectations inflate, it was a pretty great movie. :pop:


it may have been because I was tired, watching it at an airport on my iphone. the wife wants to watch it as well, so I'll likely give it another go at some point.


I thought avengers was crap. Really cool seeing everyone together, and that overshadowed how terrible the movie actually was.
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Re: Movie

Postby Kaizer on Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:02 pm

tifosi77 wrote:They've already made two direct-to-video sequels, one in 2004 and another in 2008.

Always maintained that if you replace the word 'bug' with the word 'Jew', the original ST works on an entirely new level.


the only good jew is a dead jew
shoot a nuke down a jew hole you got a lot of dead jews
heres a bunch of cap troopers that look like they could eat jews for breakfast
those god damn jews whacked us johnny
frankly i find the idea of a jew that thinks offensive
were looking for a jew nobodies ever seen before, some kinda smart jew
just tryin to kill some jews sir!
JEEEEEEEWWWWWWSSSS
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