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Beefy
August 29th, 2012, 12:44 PM
I've never played that game, Jay. You're not alone in polishing off whole discs without even realising it though. I'd imagine with Netflix it would be even easier to lose days at a time to that show.

There's no spoilers here but you're pushing your luck if the conversation goes on much further. When you're done, have a read through the 24 thread in the Tavern which da_man started a few years ago. It's a great read.

24, lads. Bloody hell like (http://forums.rajah.com/showthread.php?123985-24-lads-Bloody-hell-like)

Guy
August 29th, 2012, 12:48 PM
I was unemployed when I got into 24. I'd find myself lying on the sofa covered in peanuts and pringles bashing through four episodes at at time living through Jack Bauer.

Chris
August 29th, 2012, 1:53 PM
How quickly have you rattled through those six series? I'm so envious of anyone who watches 24 for the first time. Without a doubt my favourite show ever.
I went through seasons 2 - 5 very quickly. The time just flies. When I'm off work, It gets to the point where you plan your day around the viewing - an episode with breakfast, one with lunch and at least two at night. Maybe more. Though I find that I need to take a break after each season. I get so into it that it's exhausting by the end. It's been a few months since I've watched season 5, so I've really caught the bug again and will probably dive straight into season 7 now.

It'll be interesting to go back to season 1 and see how it holds up now. I was going to dig up that 24 thread you posted once I've finished - scanning that thread originally was what made me decide to give the show a go. So many great moments that I want to talk about, but can't because of spoilers.

Atty
August 29th, 2012, 2:56 PM
I was unemployed when I got into 24. I'd find myself lying on the sofa covered in peanuts and pringles bashing through four episodes at at time living through Jack Bauer.

I bought the first season DVDs while at was at University for undergrad. Put it in, skipped class the next day and just kept drinking caffeine to stay up. I then went out to find season two. It was glorious.

Beefy
August 29th, 2012, 3:54 PM
My best mate told me about it and said I'd love it but I didn't bother. Then a couple of years later I was flicking through the channels and the first episode of Season Three was about to start. I watched it. By the end of the third episode I'd ordered the first two seasons on DVD and caught up with them whilst I was watching the third one, which did spoil a couple of things - not least the big twist at the end of the first season.

I must have introduced a dozen people to that show at least and everyone has loved it and raced through the seasons in no time.

The Rick
September 2nd, 2012, 3:59 PM
With the Longmire marathon on A&E today, I've gotten hooked on the damn show.

wikiThe series follows Walt Longmire, the Sheriff of the fictional Absaroka County, Wyoming, as he returns to work following the death of his wife. With the help of his daughter Cady, his new deputy Vic and his best friend Henry, Walt must investigate a series of major crimes in his jurisdiction while preparing to run for re-election against Branch, a young deputy in the department who wants Walt's job.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO-ZrF2HJjY]

Alf
September 5th, 2012, 5:18 AM
So I'm about half way through series 2 of XFiles.

Absolutley EVERYONE in the world is in it. So many of the small parts are played by the sort of actors your go "Oh my god, that's Blah blahh from blahh blahhh..."

Love it.

Favourite so far: Braley Whitford.

Guy
September 5th, 2012, 2:18 PM
Yea it's the who's who of "I know that guy from something".

When Bruce Campbell turned up I think I did a lap of the house.

Mik
September 5th, 2012, 6:38 PM
And consequently missed his cameo.

Fro
September 15th, 2012, 1:23 PM
I just got HBO so I checked out the pilot episode of Veep and I really liked it. Gonna keep going with the rest of season 1.

The Rick
December 17th, 2012, 1:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTAbJH0aRBY

I steal cable
January 15th, 2013, 10:48 AM
Off to watch Reservoir Dogs tonight at the cinema. Looking forward to it. Wish they put more classic films on at the cinema. Any reason they don't?

Fro
January 15th, 2013, 11:52 AM
In my area, none of the big cinemas with big screens play old films but there are small independent theaters scattered around that do play classics. They have Lebowski night and stuff like that. I almost never go to see an old movie though- why pay to see a movie I could watch on DVD, you know? So I suppose that's why they don't do it more.

I steal cable
January 15th, 2013, 12:43 PM
Watching it at the cinema makes it a thousand times more enjoyable. I own all my favourite films on DVD/blu ray but would jump at the chance to see them on the big screen. Different experience I suppose.

Fro
January 15th, 2013, 1:07 PM
I agree with that but I guess I just don't find the time or cash to go to them (or the friends who are also up for going). It can be a blast though if it's a cult movie and fans come out- on the aforementioned Lebowski night there were people dressed up in robes and they were serving white russians. Good times. I think that's the only one I ever went to though.

The Rick
January 15th, 2013, 1:31 PM
They show classics at the local indy theater in my area. I watched The Sound of Music in October. In the summer time they go to Mother's Brewery and have a showing in the back yard of the brewery. You're free to bring your own food, but of course you have to purchase their beer. They did Office Space and Anchorman, but I wasn't able to go to either of those. Heard it was a great time though.

Guy
January 15th, 2013, 1:42 PM
From what I've seen they're simply not popular enough.

I went to see Jurassic Park and Back to the Future on both of their re-releases and they were empty.

I went to see Ghostbusters at both the cinema and an IMAX, and we were practically the only people in the theatre on both occasions.

I steal cable
January 15th, 2013, 6:04 PM
Just got back, there were 3 showings of it today and in my screening I counted around 30 ppl. Would be interesting to see how many went overall. Good crowd, good time.

Bit different to Pitch Perfect.

Mik
January 16th, 2013, 12:12 PM
Off to watch Reservoir Dogs tonight at the cinema. Looking forward to it. Wish they put more classic films on at the cinema. Any reason they don't?


Because it is pretty expensive to get hold of prints and run them without making much money back on the screening, is the simple answer.

Beefy
January 16th, 2013, 12:31 PM
Surely that's no longer an issue now it's all digital.

The first time I saw BTTF in the cinema, about four years ago, Odeon seemed to just be running it off of the DVD.

Guy
January 16th, 2013, 2:17 PM
Just got back, there were 3 showings of it today and in my screening I counted around 30 ppl. Would be interesting to see how many went overall. Good crowd, good time.

Bit different to Pitch Perfect.

Oddly as a counter to that, a friend of mine went to see it last night and recently uploaded a photo of the completely empty theatre the two of them were sat in.

Mik
January 17th, 2013, 7:31 AM
Surely that's no longer an issue now it's all digital.

The first time I saw BTTF in the cinema, about four years ago, Odeon seemed to just be running it off of the DVD.


On the first sentence...you'd be surprised.

On the second, I'd be very surprised if it was.

Alf
January 17th, 2013, 7:38 AM
Pretty much every movie is stored/available in a digital fashion these days. The labs the distributors use have pretty much everything you could thing of stored digitally. It's how my whole business runs, and the labs I deal with deal are obviously the ones everyone deals with, from cinema to DVD to any medium you could name. Name a movie and I'll see if it's available digitally.

But then yeah, it depends if the cinema is set up for digital, and has the means/deals in place to be able to get hold of the movie in the first place.

takerson
January 20th, 2013, 12:04 AM
"The Last Stand" seems like good, fun, old-school action. Probably gonna see it tomorrow, anybody seen it already? Want to give me a yay or nay on going?

Wooooo
January 20th, 2013, 4:33 AM
Just got back, there were 3 showings of it today and in my screening I counted around 30 ppl. Would be interesting to see how many went overall. Good crowd, good time.

Bit different to Pitch Perfect.

Saw this at the cinema this week, and it must have been 3/4 full which was a surprise with the snow and shit

Bert
March 13th, 2013, 9:32 PM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/559914737/the-veronica-mars-movie-project

Holy shit, it's funded already.

Vice
April 27th, 2013, 5:48 PM
Just watched the Zombieland TV show pilot.

Wasn't expecting much, but holy shit. It was like a high school end of the year project. Absolutely dreadful.

hithit
May 10th, 2013, 5:25 PM
just read that the upcoming season of burn notice is gonna be the last season. kinda bummed about it, but you could see it coming.

lotjx
May 10th, 2013, 9:04 PM
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/62341

SHIELD is coming to a TV near you.

Peter Griffin
May 23rd, 2013, 9:01 AM
http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/hangover-star-saved-87-year-old-woman-from-homelessness-095857447.html

Nice to hear a feel good story from a movie 'star' for a change.

blackening
June 13th, 2013, 9:30 PM
Just found Darkwing Duck on DVD at Wal-Mart and bought it on sight. They also have a few other classics like Talespin and Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers.

The Rick
June 26th, 2013, 1:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YtvsxB9xQY

The Rick
July 5th, 2013, 4:14 PM
I went to see The Lone Ranger today. I really enjoyed the flick. It is the fun popcorn flick that it depicts itself as. There are many problems with the script, and the twists are so obvious that their isn't a point in them being there. I went to see it with my father and grandfather. Both are fans of the character, and noticed little nods to the series. The action sequences are over the top, and highly entertaining. The sight gags are fun, and humorous at times.

I enjoyed Depp's performance as Tonto. Many people are comparing it with Pirates of the Caribbean, but I found enough differences in the performance. The mannerisms, delivery, and the somber overtones give the Tonto a different feel than Jack Sparrow.

3 out of 5 white horses.

Mik
July 11th, 2013, 8:15 AM
Got to be honest, I think that I'm going to avoid that one. It looks trash.

The Rick
July 23rd, 2013, 2:19 PM
Some cool posters for 47 Ronin were debuted at Comic-Con

ign (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/07/23/exclusive-47-ronin-poster-debuts)

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2013/07/47R_Tsr1Sheet_Keanu_RGB_0722_1-610x965.jpg

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2013/07/47R_Tsr1Sheet_Armor_RGB_0719_1-610x965.jpg

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2013/07/47R_Tsr1Sheet_Skull_RGB_0722_1-610x965.jpg

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2013/07/47R_Tsr1Sheet_Woman_RGB_0719_1-610x965.jpg

Fro
July 28th, 2013, 6:28 PM
I just had a mindfuck moment when I found out that Paul Thomas Anderson is married to Maya Rudolph. Did not know that.

Pete Cash
August 28th, 2013, 12:25 PM
Once you get past the first few episodes which are a touch slow justified is an amazing show. Boyd Crowder for a character that was supposed to be killed off in the pilot is possibly my favourite tv character right now.

The Rogerer
August 31st, 2013, 8:26 PM
http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/new-poster-for-paul-potts-biopic-one-chance-105923029.html

Is this real?

Is it?

mr sabu
August 31st, 2013, 9:39 PM
wouldn't surprise me they made movies for beiber and one direction


Hi matthew

Jarrod1983
August 31st, 2013, 9:59 PM
Just found Darkwing Duck on DVD at Wal-Mart and bought it on sight. They also have a few other classics like Talespin and Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers.

The best part is they are $9.99 for a whole season. I got the first 3 seasons of Duck Tales too, as well as the ones mentioned. My kids are growing up on old school cartoons and not the drizzling shit that is on TV these days.

I picked up the first season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles today at F.Y.E. Just finished episode 1. I forgot how awesome this show was, kid show or not. On to episode two. Shredder is about to make Rocksteady and Be-Bop. This stuff is awesome.

son_of_foley
September 1st, 2013, 5:55 AM
The best part is they are $9.99 for a whole season. I got the first 3 seasons of Duck Tales too, as well as the ones mentioned. My kids are growing up on old school cartoons and not the drizzling shit that is on TV these days.

I picked up the first season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles today at F.Y.E. Just finished episode 1. I forgot how awesome this show was, kid show or not. On to episode two. Shredder is about to make Rocksteady and Be-Bop. This stuff is awesome.
Except adventure time and regular show are outrageously goodkids tv

Mik
September 1st, 2013, 6:09 AM
http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/new-poster-for-paul-potts-biopic-one-chance-105923029.html

Is this real?

Is it?

Jesus.

The Rogerer
September 2nd, 2013, 6:22 PM
After quite a while of feeling disillusioned with watching films, I watched My Dinner With Andre. I think I chose a pretty perfect time to watch it, and I'm still unsure about what to say about it right now, except I went for a walk afterwards and I was able to complete a lot of thoughts I've been having recently.

It's always a good laugh to go on IMDB and see what people are saying, most of it seems to be trying to work out if Andre was on drugs or mental and all the outlandish things he was saying, I really don't think he was saying anything terribly outlandish as a person, considering some of the people you meet in this life, I've met people who said stranger things and Andre acknowledges his hallucinations as hallucinations so there's not really a problem there. A great film where everything just worked for me and I didn't feel it dragging at all.

I'm still not over that James Corden thing though

Bert
September 11th, 2013, 4:57 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUBiOOx0Pxw

:lol:

Peter Griffin
October 4th, 2013, 5:42 AM
Watched The Wolverine last night, Loved it. Not sure what everyone else thought of it?

Peter Griffin
October 4th, 2013, 3:21 PM
http://uk.tv.yahoo.com/24-to-return-to-tv-for-new-series-set-in-london-%E2%80%93-daily-tv-round-up-091852715.html

The Rogerer
October 6th, 2013, 3:29 PM
What was that bit in Spider-Man 2 all about where he was going to fall in the burning building but the 3 year old child was able to pull him up?

Kneeneighbor
October 6th, 2013, 9:40 PM
Walked out on Don Jon last night. Terrible terrible movie.

Bert
October 6th, 2013, 9:58 PM
It's getting good reviews, I want to see it.

MikeHunt
October 6th, 2013, 10:02 PM
I don't understand why people walk out of films. What else would you be doing? Same goes for sporting events. Stupid as fuck.

Bert
October 6th, 2013, 10:05 PM
I kind of agree with Mike on this one. I mean I stayed and watched all of Insidious and there's no way Don John is worse than that pile of garbage.

MikeHunt
October 6th, 2013, 10:15 PM
You've paid to be there you might as well get your monies worth even if you just have a wee nap.

Kneeneighbor
October 6th, 2013, 10:16 PM
I walked out because it just wasnt that funny. It was lewd which I dont have a problem with but it just wasnt funny. I dont know its hard to describe. This is the first time I have walked out of a movie in my life. Instead we went home and watched a different movie with our movie theater popcorn and it was much better.

MikeHunt
October 6th, 2013, 10:27 PM
I think regardless of how crap it was I would of stayed. I think it looks good btw. I'll definitely be watching it.

mth
October 6th, 2013, 11:51 PM
Did you get a refund, Knee?

The Rogerer
October 7th, 2013, 4:04 AM
Walked out on Don Jon last night. Terrible terrible movie.What was the problem? I think it looks pretty intruiging.

I understand why people walk out of films. I walked out of Jeepers Creepers and The Fast and the Furious and I have no regrets.

Simon
October 7th, 2013, 6:03 AM
Lads give me a rundown of which of these films I should watch. Got them on my hard drive and dunno where to start. Might watch one today at work.

http://s10.postimg.org/46fh9xf14/sdgf.jpg

JP
October 7th, 2013, 6:11 AM
Have you not seen most of them before?

Simon
October 7th, 2013, 6:15 AM
I've seen Fight Club before a long time ago and I'm pretty sure I've seen Whiteboyz, Waiting, Human Traffic and Dangerous Minds but I don't really remember them. Oh I've seen She's All That :$

JP
October 7th, 2013, 6:34 AM
Jesus mate, you've got some of the best films I've ever seen on there, must have watched Goodfellas and Silence of the Lambs at least 10 times each.

American Gangster, American Psycho, Being John Malkovich, Coming To America, Drive, Gangs of New York, Goodfellas, Heat, Inception, Jackie Brown, No Country For Old Men, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Reservoir Dogs, Road to Perdition, Taxi Driver, The Fighter, The Godfather, Silence of the Lambs, The Wrestler, Toy Story 3; just a ridiculous list of films if you haven't seen them mate. Kind of jealous actually, what a list to see fresh.

Also really like Thank You For Smoking and adore A Muppet Christmas Carol, but that's given. :happysad:

Alf
October 7th, 2013, 7:09 AM
Silver Linings is excellent. Don't go in expecting a comedy.

Alf
October 7th, 2013, 7:10 AM
I walked out because it just wasnt that funny. It was lewd which I dont have a problem with but it just wasnt funny. I dont know its hard to describe. This is the first time I have walked out of a movie in my life. Instead we went home and watched a different movie with our movie theater popcorn and it was much better.

You know it's not a strict out and out comedy though right?

The Rogerer
October 7th, 2013, 7:52 AM
It didn't look like it was meant to be one from the trailer.

wardy
October 7th, 2013, 9:53 AM
Went to see both Prisoners and Filth recently - 2 of the best I've seen for a long time.

Clive Plasma
October 7th, 2013, 10:09 AM
BFI Film Festival is on this month...

Off to see Durban Poison this week; It's been described as a sort of Bonnie & Clyde, but set in South Africa. Based on a true story about a married couple that went on a killing spree in the 80's.

Youth next week, which is about two Jewish boys who come up with a plan to help their family out by way of kidnapping someone for a ransom, but then realise they don't know the first thing about kidnapping and how they're supposed to extort the money. Dark comedy/Thriller.

Then 'Heli', which won Best Director at Cannes Film Festival, is a Mexican Crime drama focusing on a poor family screwed by criminals/cartels and authorities in smalltown Mexico.

Peter Griffin
October 7th, 2013, 10:23 AM
Silver Linings is excellent. Don't go in expecting a comedy.

Literally just watched this, Excellent film. And I think I now love Jennifer Lawrence.

Alf
October 7th, 2013, 3:48 PM
Prisoners was meh. Too long, not enough content, riddled with cliche and needless fat.

Meh
Fruitvale station was grand.

Filth starts like made for tv drama but then turned excellent. McAvoy's breakdown on the steps was fine acting.

Kneeneighbor
October 8th, 2013, 12:25 AM
No refund, didnt bother to ask. I knew it wasnt a full out comedy but I just didnt enjoy what plot there was to start. It was lewd to a point where it was almost uncomfortable. Idk, maybe I am getting old. I couldnt even see where they were trying to go with the plot.

The Rogerer
October 11th, 2013, 5:15 PM
Is there a legal requirement to show the guest cast list at the start of episodic shows, even when that casting can give away a plot point later in the episode. If not, WHY DO IT

Jimmy Zero
October 11th, 2013, 5:47 PM
Is there a legal requirement to show the guest cast list at the start of episodic shows, even when that casting can give away a plot point later in the episode. If not, WHY DO IT

I remember hearing that Kevin Spacey forced David Fincher (or whoever is in charge of this stuff) to remove his name from the credits of Seven precisely for that reason.

Alf
October 17th, 2013, 3:57 PM
Watched Don Jon today and really liked it. The first half was meh but then the tone totally shifts (rather jarringly actually), the second half was excellent.

Mik
October 17th, 2013, 4:35 PM
And Scarlett's boobs?

Morrison
October 17th, 2013, 8:15 PM
I couldnt even see where they were trying to go with the plot.

usually why people watch entire movies. fair enough if you weren't interested enough to keep going, but it had direction which it was establishing during the early parts.

The_Mike
October 17th, 2013, 9:26 PM
Is there a legal requirement to show the guest cast list at the start of episodic shows, even when that casting can give away a plot point later in the episode. If not, WHY DO IT

I'm pretty sure there isn't. Samuel L. Jackson wasn't credited for Agents of SHIELD, and that was a lovely surprise. I don't understand why a TV show would spoil itself that way, but I've seen it happen a handful of times. Which one were you thinking of on this occasion?


Watched Don Jon today and really liked it. The first half was meh but then the tone totally shifts (rather jarringly actually), the second half was excellent.

Agreed. I really liked where the story went and it was interesting how fast it suddenly started going there. I'm also not really sure how 'it was lewd' works as a complaint. Not that I mean to tell people how they should feel about a film, but it's a film about a guy who watches too much porn. What was it going to be like? Though lewd isn't really the word I'd use, the actual porn clips in it were pretty carefully selected and part and parcel of the lead character's compulsiveness, and I've seen more skin from actual cast members on network television.


And Scarlett's boobs?

Not really shown. In fact the direction seemed pretty careful to not show much of her at all. Esquire just declared her sexiest woman in the world, though.

Bert
October 18th, 2013, 3:26 AM
I just watched Now You See Me. Didn't enjoy the ending, it seemed shoehorned.

Also the lead guy and the french girl had 0 chemistry so the love interest thing also seemed forced.

MikeHunt
October 18th, 2013, 5:12 AM
Now you see me was awful.

Alf
October 18th, 2013, 7:37 AM
Now You See Me is one of the most insulting movies I've seen in years and years and years. Absolute dogshit.

The premise is fantastic, the execution was so wank it made me want to punch the world.

Simon
October 18th, 2013, 7:52 AM
I watched The Watch yesterday, dreadful film lifted just above real barrel-scraping toot by Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill being naturally funny lads. Richard Ayoade seemed to be in the film purely because apparently English people swearing is funny. Ben Stiller is turning into another Adam Sandler, playing the same character in every movie.

The Rogerer
October 18th, 2013, 7:55 AM
Richard Ayoade being british is so funny that they put a bit in the television adverts that tells you that.

MikeHunt
October 18th, 2013, 8:17 AM
I watched The Watch yesterday, dreadful film lifted just above real barrel-scraping toot by Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill being naturally funny lads. Richard Ayoade seemed to be in the film purely because apparently English people swearing is funny. Ben Stiller is turning into another Adam Sandler, playing the same character in every movie.

Walter Mitty begs to differ.

The Rogerer
October 18th, 2013, 9:49 AM
Do most dweebs on the internet suffer from some form of autism, or what is the term for people who can't recognise faces. I often see terrible comparisons for resemblences. Just looking at the IMDB for Community, and under Gillian Jacobs page and going through the discussion topics, we find

"She looks EXACTLY like Elizabeth Banks"
"looks like a blonde anne hathaway"
"kind of looks like liv tyler"
"Gillian and Jane Levy look so much alike"
"Anna Friel. That's who I say she looks like."
"Heather Graham should play her twin sister"
"I think Gillian Jacobs would be the ideal choice. She's hot and she looks like Reeva Steenkamp"
"Looks like French actress Catherine Deneuve"
"Looks almost exactly like Charlotte Stokely"
"I think she looks like Christina Moore"
"Looks like...Sienna Guillory"
"Actually looks a lot like Brooke D'Orsay"
"She's like a blonde Alyssa Milano"

Each one is it's own thread.

Maybe all white people look alike???

Simon
October 18th, 2013, 10:05 AM
I'm a bastard for a lookalike so I can't agree there. Although Gillian Jacobs doesn't look a bit like any of those people bar maybe Liv Tyler a bit.

Just the other day I found out that Jennifer Tilly and Joey Lauren Adams are different people.

The Rogerer
October 18th, 2013, 10:15 AM
I like a good lookalike too, but it's the seemingly braindead sort who must see everyone as smilies

JP
October 18th, 2013, 10:19 AM
Watched Pacific Rim and Oz this week; Pacific Rim was bloody awful, Oz surprisingly good.

Now You Cab See Me is net, though a bit worried about the comments above.

Beer-Belly
October 18th, 2013, 10:23 AM
Nonsense. Pacific Rim rules.

Simon
October 18th, 2013, 10:24 AM
I like a good cross-gender or cross-race lookalike, makes it more difficult. For example the singer Brandy and Phoebe from Friends.

http://www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/MTV+TRL+Presents+Brandy+John+Legend+Justin+1dhkgqy SuOYl.jpg

http://www.interviewmagazine.com/files/2011/07/26/img-lisa-kudrow_094639795333.jpg

JP
October 18th, 2013, 10:42 AM
Nonsense. Pacific Rim rules.

Poor dialogue, wooden or pantomime like performances and surprisingly lackluster cinematography really let it down for me.

Loved the concept but was expecting so much more.

Beer-Belly
October 18th, 2013, 10:51 AM
I thought the cinematography was great. You could actually tell what was going on in the action sequences unlike a lot of other blockbusters.

As far as the dialogue and performances... meh, it was pretty for the course as far as films within that genre go.

Bert
October 18th, 2013, 10:34 PM
Now You See Me is one of the most insulting movies I've seen in years and years and years. Absolute dogshit.

The premise is fantastic, the execution was so wank it made me want to punch the world.

It was really bad, it seems really hard to get a magic movie right if it's not The Prestige or The Illusionist.

I managed to find this interview after watching it which is great though.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AU2TaP4UGQ

It was actually linked in an article calling Jesse Eisenberg a jerk but this interviewer is incompetent and unprofessional so I'm going to have to disagree with them.

MikeHunt
October 19th, 2013, 3:13 AM
Captain Philips is brilliant. Hanks and the pirates performances are magnificent. There was something about the film that reminded me of zero dark 30 and I feel it's the pacing of the climax. Any way if hanks doesn't get an oscar nomination at least then I'll be pretty surprised.

8/10

The Rogerer
December 14th, 2013, 6:37 AM
Kung Fu Panda cartoon is on. I understand that actors can protect their likeness, but is there anything about their... mannerisms? The guy doing the panda talks like Jack Black and sings the theme song like Jack Black, it feels weird because the Panda character doesn't feel like a distinct character but just talks with a load of JB trademarks. He probably signs over all that when he agreed to do the film, but is there an issue if they completely ripped off Jack Black's schtick in another cartoon and he could say "No, you can't go rigigigu without paying me"

Bert
December 19th, 2013, 7:25 PM
I watched Don Jon last night. It was alright. I was expecting more. I still see no reason for anyone to walk out during it.

Bert
January 10th, 2014, 4:08 AM
I watched About Time tonight. The time travel aspect was what got me interested in it. I really liked it.

Bert
January 13th, 2014, 3:16 AM
Bryan Cranston's new movie


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WwCW7Fypao

That accent though.

The Rick
August 15th, 2014, 7:10 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRaTFu1kmqM#t=302

Matty C
August 18th, 2014, 3:55 PM
I finally saw Phantasm last night. I'm a horror buff but had never bothered to see it before. It was a lot of fun. Very much a B-style horror movie but a nice plot (considering) and some fun effects for the time (1978). I think I'll go ahead and look for II and give that a go as well. Just the right amount of cheese for me.

Peter Griffin
August 19th, 2014, 4:36 PM
I saw a article the other day on a upcoming Australian horror film called The Babadook or something, proclaiming it to be the scariest film in years.

Movie Mezzanine said that "The Babadook is the best genre creature creation since the big black wolf-dog aliens from Attack the Block."

Seems like every horror film is the scariest ever these days, but this got a good reception at festivals and seems to show promise, comes out mid october in the UK I think.

Jimmy Zero
August 19th, 2014, 5:09 PM
I'm sorry, but how scary can a film called "The Babadook" really be?

Pipkin
August 19th, 2014, 5:17 PM
I'm in the process of downloading the series Ben & Kate to watch while I'm on holiday. It only aired for one season on FOX a couple of years ago, but I thought it was easily the best new comedy of that year. It's about an irresponsible brother that moves in with his sister and her daughter. Really funny and sweet. There's only 16 half-hour episodes, so it's a relatively small time commitment for a tv series. I highly recommend it.

Bert
August 20th, 2014, 2:36 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovqM72em1dA

turdpower
August 21st, 2014, 1:43 PM
I watched Philomena the other week.

I really enjoyed it and I was surprised their wasn't a thread on it here as it seemed to get BIG REVIEWS.

McBain
August 21st, 2014, 8:02 PM
Yeah I thought it was excellent. A real emotional journey, and superbly acted.

Mik
August 22nd, 2014, 2:33 PM
Very well written too as it happens.

The_Mike
August 22nd, 2014, 3:27 PM
Finally saw Gravity this week. Why the fuck didn't I get off my bum to see it in the cinema? Fantastic film, and it would have been amazing in 3D I imagine.

Dream-Evil
September 9th, 2014, 3:21 PM
I watched Begin Again the other night. Directed by John Carney (Once). Just a really lovely film.

blackening
September 19th, 2014, 9:42 PM
Anyone ever get a copyright infringement alert from their ISP? My provider is AT&T and I got one of these in the form of an e-mail. Just wondered if anyone else ever got one of these before or if I should be worried.

mr sabu
September 19th, 2014, 9:45 PM
i got one of them ages ago

i believe the first one is a warning then any more they can blacklist you from using them for life

so be caucious on what you get

Canuck
September 25th, 2014, 4:15 PM
Watched the pilot for Blackish last night. What a pile of racist, crap.

Jimmy Zero
September 28th, 2014, 10:28 AM
Freddy vs Jason is awesome. I will never understand why people hated that movie.

Also, why is the Guardians of the Galaxy thread closed?

The Rogerer
October 1st, 2014, 12:10 PM
In light of my rubbishing of Fight Club, I rewatched The Matrix, expecting to have a similar experience. It actually turned out to be a very solid film, well done, well shot, still felt unique and surprisingly not very dated at all, Nokia's notwithstanding.

This lead me to watch the two sequels for the first time ever. Nothing unique to say but what an absolute pile of nonsense. Obviously should never have been made in the first place, but they are pretty much the perfect example of the stupidity of trying to flesh out vague allegories into a 'universe'. Just awful top to bottom. I would love to have seen the faces of people walking out of the cinema after those.

Peter Griffin
October 5th, 2014, 7:13 PM
Just seen a ad for a series I didnt even know was happening and it caught my interest. Its a live action adaptation of The Flash. It starts This week in America and end of the month over here. So any USA folk that watch it let me know if its worth my time :yes:

Dream-Evil
October 6th, 2014, 1:32 AM
The pilot leaked a few months back. Looks like it could be a very good companion for Arrow, which keeps getting better.

Mik
October 6th, 2014, 6:43 AM
In light of my rubbishing of Fight Club, I rewatched The Matrix, expecting to have a similar experience. It actually turned out to be a very solid film, well done, well shot, still felt unique and surprisingly not very dated at all, Nokia's notwithstanding.

This lead me to watch the two sequels for the first time ever. Nothing unique to say but what an absolute pile of nonsense. Obviously should never have been made in the first place, but they are pretty much the perfect example of the stupidity of trying to flesh out vague allegories into a 'universe'. Just awful top to bottom. I would love to have seen the faces of people walking out of the cinema after those.

I watch The Matrix quite often and it always holds up very well for me. The biggest problem is that none of it looks 'original' anymore the way it did the first time people watched it, which is a shame.

Beefy
October 6th, 2014, 6:47 AM
I like bits of the first sequel but was gutted leaving the cinema after watching it. Think I've seen the second sequel once. Maybe twice. Very bad.

Slare
October 6th, 2014, 6:55 AM
Watched the Nolan Batman trilogy over the weekend.

I can confirm that its still very very good.

Begins is probably the best one now. The Dark Knight is incredible for an hour and a half. Start to finish, its probably begins though.

Also I like sitting listening to the score in work.

The Rogerer
October 6th, 2014, 10:08 AM
Batman Begins Best Batman.

The Matrix is a delight to watch for so many of the effects being practical now. Just little touches at the start with the cops chasing Trinity over the roof, and the chasing camera as they're climbing and descending on the slopes, and later when they're escaping down on the wallspace... nothing too fancy on the surface, but just so well presented and tactile. The sequels were skull crushingly stupid. Pointless fights, pointless CG, stupid fetishism of the original, Zion was a bad Star Trek: TNG episode. So strange that these came out 5 years later... they were no doubt expensive to make, but it's strange that they made something so vacant and greedy so late after the fact. I think I could write a paragraph about what was stupid about each individual scene.

However, I watched Pacific Rim last night. I was prepared for something bad, and I didn't find it bad. That sounds strange, but it was a strange film. The one bit that stands out to me was how weird the attempts at humour were, like something was lost in translation. It actually felt shorter than I was expecting, which is a pretty big compliment these days, and I would watch it again, so I think I must have liked it? Such a strange film, though. Hard to describe.

Mik
October 6th, 2014, 4:26 PM
I thought Pacific Rim was good, much better than Godzilla, which I did also enjoy.

The problem with The Matrix sequels is that they dont really feel like Matrix films, apart from in very small isolated scenes (the scene in the 'waiting room' tube station is an example of something that feels Matrixy, but those are few and far between). It feels more like they thought 'ah people loved the big fights', so they made more of them. I do like the Wachowski's though and am looking forward to Jupiter's Ascending.

I'm watching the Batman films as part of the Christopher Nolan unit I teach and Begins is undoubtedly the best.

Bert
October 11th, 2014, 3:27 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/11/business/media/tv-ratings-by-nielsen-had-errors-for-months.html


Nielsen, the television research firm, acknowledged on Friday that it had been reporting inaccurate ratings for the broadcast networks for the last seven months, a mistake that raises questions about the company’s increasingly criticized system for measuring TV audiences.

The error wound up benefiting one network, ABC, while negatively affecting the others, according to people briefed on the problem. In a telephone call with reporters, Nielsen executives would not confirm that it had resulted in added viewers for ABC, saying they could not discuss individual clients.

An ABC executive confirmed that the error had improved the network’s ratings. As for Nielsen, its executives played down the discrepancy in viewing totals, saying they fell between 0.1 percent and 0.25 percent of the viewing totals.

But it remained unclear how the mistake would affect the billions of advertising dollars based on Nielsen’s ratings, as well as the company’s reputation. And several television and advertising executives expressed degrees of anger and incredulity at both the incorrect ratings and the amount of time — seven months — it had taken to discover the problem.

Can we get a new ratings system yet? I've been saying Nielsen ratings were bullshit for years. It's 2014, we should have a better way to measure ratings.

The Rogerer
October 17th, 2014, 11:37 AM
Movie Hop: Watched Alien/Aliens again at the weekend. Realised I should watch something else with Ian Holm in it, so watched Brazil for the first time. Amazing. Also accidentally made it a double Jonathan Pryce weekend as I also watched Glengarry Glen Ross. I should probably take up my mini Clive Plasma thing, I did 30 movies in 30 days in the past. They can't all be as good as those ones, though.

Seanny One Ball
October 17th, 2014, 11:41 AM
Brazil is a weird film, I really didn't enjoy it. Terry Gilliam is such a weird guy.

The Rogerer
October 17th, 2014, 11:58 AM
I can understand people not getting it, but I got it 100%. Then again I've had plenty of dealings with bureaucracy, terrorism and stupidly chasing women.

The Rogerer
October 17th, 2014, 6:31 PM
Watching it for a second time.

Fight Club is No. 10 in the IMDB Top 250. Never taking that seriously again.

Jimmy Zero
October 17th, 2014, 6:38 PM
Shawshank is ranked number 1. You could have just stopped there.

The Rogerer
October 17th, 2014, 6:45 PM
Yeah, but that's understandable. A pleasant soppy everyman film.

Of course the whole list is silly but I'm on the warpath against Fight Club. #10 is absolutely ridiculous.

Jimmy Zero
October 17th, 2014, 6:46 PM
Oh, definitely. Fight Club is a crazy overrated movie.

Fro
October 17th, 2014, 7:03 PM
Yea but there's no way to make a list like that and have it be universally agreed upon. Whatever you guys would put in place of Fight Club and Shawshank could be criticized just as easily. I think the imdb list is pretty good. Looking at the top 20, the only truly egregious one for me is Inception at #13.

Beefy
October 18th, 2014, 6:31 AM
I can't stand Inception or Fight Club. Neither are anywhere near as clever as they think they are.

On the other hand I love Shawshank but even if I didn't, like Rogerer said, I'd be able to see what it was so highly regarded.

The Rogerer
October 18th, 2014, 6:36 AM
I feel like The Dark Knight being so high is where it gives away that it's just a complete symptom of it's time and the result of a blind voting system for internet dweebs. I have a real soft spot for Inception, but yeah, again that's literally a tidal wave that Batman Begins started, creating hype for The Dark Knight, which created hype for Inception.

Canadian Devil
October 18th, 2014, 6:43 AM
It annoys the hell out of me thar Once Upon a Time in the West and Psycho are not higher but really there are not too many stinkers on that list

Ringo
October 18th, 2014, 7:09 AM
I'm not a big fan of the IMDB top 20, but it's a popular vote. Those are the films you expect to see in there. It's a completely different set of films to the ones that rank highly in say, Sight & Sound's critics poll, which I could pick apart just as much. Cuckoo's Nest and Seven Samurai are comfortably my favourites in that IMDB 20. There's a handful that I don't care for at all or actively dislike (Beefy named two of them!).

Donald
October 18th, 2014, 10:07 AM
A lot of those films are great, but should not be ranked higher than say A Clockwork Orange, Psycho, or Alien.

Peter Griffin
October 22nd, 2014, 10:58 AM
Random, slightly childish question, but as a big fan of animation when I was a kid, I was trying to think just now, what the Disney equivalent of WB's Looney Tunes is.
I.E. a compilation of different cartoons from different characters, as I am sure I used to watch such a show that had for example, a Donald cartoon, then a Mickey Cartoon etc.
Or maybe I am talking complete bollocks.

Nash Diesel
October 22nd, 2014, 11:43 AM
I honestly don't know if this was the name of the block of cartoons but maybe Mickey Mouse Club? I do remember they would have a similar block of toons like Looney Tunes, but as far as an actual name of the block? Idk. Didn't seem to find anything via google.

Just thinking about it reminds me of how they did away with Saturday morning cartoons here in the States. A couple weekends ago it was the first time in like 50-60 years. Yeah you still have Disney and Nickelodeon on cable, not the same. I was reading an old re-issue of a Spiderman or X Men comic from the early 80's and they had a 2 page ad that was dedicated to animated shows like Smurfs, Spiderman and Friends, GI Joe, quite a few others, I think even the Chuck Norris cartoon was on this ad lol. I guess that's why we have Netflix and OnDemand service.

Peter Griffin
October 22nd, 2014, 11:48 AM
Yeh, I google'd as well, oh well, its hardly a be all end all question, its just one of those things that annoy me because I remember watching the show but have no idea what its called.

Jimmy Zero
October 22nd, 2014, 6:08 PM
Unlike Looney Tunes (or Tom and Jerry), I don't think the Disney shorts were ever compiled as effectively into nice half hour long blocks of television. Although, I feel like I also vaguely remember a compilation type of show for Disney that would show a 6 or 7 minute Donald short, then a 6 or 7 minute Mickey short, so I don't think you're misremembering that.

As time went on, and as they saw success with feature length animation like Snow White, Pinocchio, Bambi, and Dumbo, they might have not produced as many shorts as the Warner Bros. studio did with Looney Tunes, so there might just not have ever been enough material to compile into consistent half hour cartoon programming.

Seanny One Ball
October 22nd, 2014, 6:56 PM
Watching it for a second time.

Fight Club is No. 10 in the IMDB Top 250. Never taking that seriously again.

I rewatched Fight Club again for the first time in yeard the other month and I too was sorely disappointed. There's a lot of nonsensical pish that when I was 15 I thought was so clever...ugh it just winds me up seeing it now. I more or less agree with every bad review it gets in the inside fold of the special edition leaflet that comes with the DVD. I think we was trying to be funny but he more or less shows his film up as a barmy piece of shit.


Shawshank is ranked number 1. You could have just stopped there.

What an odd thing to say. I thought I'd heard it all when Mark Kermode said The Exorcist was the best film of all time but this beats that for controversy. Next you'll be slagging off Cool Hand Luke.

Donald
October 22nd, 2014, 8:58 PM
The Exorcist is brilliant.

Seanny One Ball
October 22nd, 2014, 9:09 PM
It's alright. 7/10 I'd say but then I couldn't be arsed with it when I was 12 and I have what would amount to no more than a passing interest in it now.

There are some films which are without a shadow of a doubt masterpieces whether you enjoy them or not but I'd find it hard to say that about The Exorcist. I don't even find it frightening as much as I find it overly long and for want of a better phrase a bit artsy fartsy and definitely not a film to watch for enjoyment unless you're a bit demented.
That being said I like Mad Men and I know most of my mates couldn't be fucked sitting through the opening and I'd happily watch a season in a day and you could use someof the words I've used about the Exorcist to describe Mad Men if you were so inclined, I know some people are.

It's good that the world don't move to the beat of just one drum.

Jimmy Zero
October 22nd, 2014, 9:25 PM
What an odd thing to say. I thought I'd heard it all when Mark Kermode said The Exorcist was the best film of all time but this beats that for controversy. Next you'll be slagging off Cool Hand Luke.

Oh come on. You'd really classify Shawshank as one of best, if not the best, movies of all time? Of all the movies ever made? I'm not saying it's a bad movie because it's not. It's very good, and is probably my favorite Tim Robbins performance. I'm just saying it's nowhere near the greatest movie ever. It wouldn't be in my top ten. Probably not even my top 20.

As for Exorcist, I could see a case for it being the best horror film ever, but anyone that'd claim it as the greatest movie ever is nuts.

Peter Griffin
October 22nd, 2014, 9:50 PM
For what its worth, I just watched The Flash pilot, and will be checking out the rest of the series for sure.

Nash Diesel
October 23rd, 2014, 10:09 AM
I've made it a point to watch something that fits the Halloween mood so to speak every day/night this month. Last night I finally got around to watching Maniac with Elijah Wood. It was brilliant. I really liked it. Kind of slept on it for a few months not really putting it as a top priority.

So far I've watched some weird shit, some classics. Just a few off the top of my head that I've watched are Candyman, Class of Nuke 'Em High, Witchcraft 13, Freddy's Dead, Hellsing (anime), Friday the 13th (t.v. series,), AMC has been doing their Friday the 13th movie marathon this week so even though it's toned down on t.v. it's still cool to watch while laying in bed. Probably start moving toward the Romero zombie flicks like Day of the Dead and the remake of Night of the Living Dead with Tony Todd.

The Rogerer
October 26th, 2014, 2:08 PM
I would recommend checking out Snowpiercer. It's having western release problems thanks to the typical sci-fi problem of studios demanding happy endings, but it's quite entertaining and feels unique enough. Chris Evans fights his way through a very long train that houses the last people on Earth.

I just got back from seeing Fury. It was pretty decent and at it's best as a tense action film. I completely agree with reviews that it has a problem as a WW2 film and fails when it tries to say something bigger. After Saving Private Ryan did an effective job at balancing war cinema with exciting action, this feels a little hamfisted.

The Rogerer
October 30th, 2014, 9:42 AM
I watched a couple of episodes of Farscape recently, just to get a sense of what it was. It was funny to think that the demand was so high for TV sci-fi during the 90s that you'd get all these weird shows (Seaquest DSV and Space Precinct come to mind). Obviously audiences changed, but then I was thinking about Game of Thrones and it hit me - do you think it's galling to advertisers that they're not able to do product placements in GoT and this might be an obstacle to sci-fi shows when you can just have Johnny Lee Miller solving crimes on the new Microsoft Surface with the keyboard flap, since people are skipping the adverts/downloading anyway.

Beefy
October 30th, 2014, 10:05 AM
Was Farscape any good?

The Rogerer
October 30th, 2014, 10:09 AM
It was quaint. I like the alien designs, you could tell Jim Henson was involved, and it had Claudia Black. Nice and light hearted.

Jimmy Zero
October 30th, 2014, 10:27 AM
Farscape's alright. The creature effects are cool, but the acting isn't so hot and the stories, for me, were really hit or miss.

Jimmy Zero
October 30th, 2014, 10:31 AM
I watched a couple of episodes of Farscape recently, just to get a sense of what it was. It was funny to think that the demand was so high for TV sci-fi during the 90s that you'd get all these weird shows (Seaquest DSV and Space Precinct come to mind). Obviously audiences changed, but then I was thinking about Game of Thrones and it hit me - do you think it's galling to advertisers that they're not able to do product placements in GoT and this might be an obstacle to sci-fi shows when you can just have Johnny Lee Miller solving crimes on the new Microsoft Surface with the keyboard flap, since people are skipping the adverts/downloading anyway.

That's an interesting question about advertising/product placement. I personally almost never notice product placement in a tv show/movie unless it's just absolutely blatant. Even still, I find it really odd that people would see a fictional character on CSI or Big Bang Theory using some new gadget and think, "wow, if Sheldon Cooper has it, I've gotta have it too!"

Beefy
October 30th, 2014, 10:51 AM
I also don't really notice product placement that much unless it is really blatent. I was watching House of Cards and Apple must have paid Netflix a fortune. Every time someone is on a PC or laptop it is perfectly positioned for maximum exposure to the Apple logo.

On the Sci-Fi part and product placement I quite liked the stuff in the first new Star Trek film with Nokia and Budweiser both confidently predicting they're be around but very recognisably similar in 200 years time.

The Rogerer
October 30th, 2014, 11:14 AM
That brings to mind the Blade Runner curse. Coca-Cola was the only one that survived, although they nearly messed up just after with New Coke.

It's becoming more overt, I presume to combat DVRs skipping breaks and people downloading shows. The advertiser no longer has to worry about piratebay, in fact they'd encourage it. Everyone in Elementary used macs and iphones heavily, which was at least alright because they spent a lot of time texting in the show and it beats having to look at an awful custom made fake phone screen like so many shows do. But when he got the MS Surface Pro out 1)who buys those and 2)he ran through every feature like a QVC presenter.

lotjx
October 30th, 2014, 11:35 AM
Farscape was great. At times it was very operatic other times, it spun its wheels. I like the fact their series finale was hated, it forced Syfy to do the mini-series which is pretty good. Crichton maybe the best examples of a real guy in space.

The Rick
February 16th, 2015, 1:10 AM
I still miss Craig Ferguson.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC_WNIrUmWc



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7Q02IKry6Q



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMrC3UqfCqw

VanillaJello
February 16th, 2015, 1:39 AM
Was dragged to 50 Shades of Grey by the GF today. Wasn't the trash fire I was expecting but it wasn't good either. Whomever wrote it clearly doesn't know a lot about sex... as it was about the least sexy movie I've ever seen.

kdestiny
February 16th, 2015, 2:01 AM
Watched the Last Five Years, my favorite musical made into a movie. Was delightful, Anna Kendrick was stunning and Jeremy Jordan was on point. I think I enjoyed it more than general movie watchers due to me knowing the show.

MikeHunt
February 16th, 2015, 3:13 AM
On point is possibly the most annoying phrase at the moment.

kdestiny
February 17th, 2015, 2:12 AM
Thanks for your contribution.

The Rick
March 26th, 2015, 3:52 PM
The broken lizard guys have posted an IndieGoGo campaign to fund Super Troopers 2. They've already hit their initial goal to make the movie, but the more they hit the better distribution they can get.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt0mSRLTEbQ


https://images.indiegogo.com/file_attachments/1317142/files/20150323010408-2015-03-22-topgraphic_thetimeismeow_04.png?1427097848

https://images.indiegogo.com/file_attachments/1320796/files/20150324031403-2015-03-24_graphic_badgoodyaydiagram_03.png?1427192043

IndieGoGo link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/super-troopers-2

Fro
March 26th, 2015, 5:20 PM
I love Super Troopers and I'm glad they'll be making a sequel since they already passed 2 mil. I won't contribute though.

Jimmy Zero
March 26th, 2015, 5:21 PM
I'll contribute at the box office.

Chris Dolmeth
March 26th, 2015, 5:25 PM
I love Super Troopers and I'm glad they'll be making a sequel since they already passed 2 mil. I won't contribute though.


I'll contribute at the box office.

Yeah this is how I feel. Really exciting news though, I love the first one. The most awkward movie I've seen with my mom in the theaters :yes:

Rancid_Planet
March 26th, 2015, 5:46 PM
I love The Broken Lizard guys. ST isn't my favorite film of theirs, that would be Club Dread, but the talks of a sequel or tv show version of this have been around forever and it's about damn time it gets done.

Chris Dolmeth
March 26th, 2015, 5:54 PM
I'm still waiting for Weedfest, damnit.

Rancid_Planet
March 26th, 2015, 6:06 PM
I'll never forget seeing Beerfest on opening night. The theater was packed full so I assumed it was going to be Broken Lizard ' s biggest hit. Then it turns out it only did 10 million on its opening weekend. Damn college town. You can never gauge anything around here.

The Rick
March 26th, 2015, 7:26 PM
I'm not in the biggest market, so I'll be contributing. As it stands even at 2.6 mil, that will only see a 82min movie in a limited release. I'd like to see it at least hit my area upon release. It has 29 days to go, so it'll probably hit 4 mil pretty easy.


Q: Is a studio running this Indiegogo campaign with you?
A: Not really. In fact, their lawyers wanted to make sure that we clearly stated the following: "Broken Lizard is solely responsible for these messages and fulfilling these obligations. No one else had anything to do with the creation of this page or with the campaign."

Rancid_Planet
March 26th, 2015, 8:08 PM
Studios are dumb for not jumping on this. This is a Clerks II type thing where the original has become such a legend that the sequel can't help but do far better at the box office.

Chris Dolmeth
March 26th, 2015, 8:32 PM
I think Netflix should jump on this.

The Rick
March 27th, 2015, 7:19 PM
One of the first Arnold movies to catch my attention in quite sometime. It might still end up being shit, but the trailer at least looks pretty good.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ5Vz8qE8R8

HHHnFoley_Rulez
April 11th, 2015, 6:43 AM
That actually looks decent... Is Arnie turning into Clint Eastwood with some winding-down serious drama roles? I hope not!

Anyway, the reason I wanted to find a thread like this is to ask if anyone else has been watching Helix (I believe it's on SyFy in the US)? The second series just ended. It was a bit of a mess, the entire series, and the finale was just a clusterfuck of new questions.... which, in a way, saved it? :wtf: So yeah, theres no thread for this (well, not when I searched for "Helix") so.. anyone? No?

turdpower
April 18th, 2015, 4:37 PM
I'm not massive on films as some of you may know, but for the last couple of months I've had access to Netflix and I have to say I'm left very underwhelmed. It feels like a hodgepodge of shows you get on inflight entertainment some that you can't wait to see and some that you will never bother yourself with.

I assume US Netflix is better and theres a way around that, but in this instance it's a bit crap - I was expecting every film ever made to be on this thing (especially the way I've heard people talk about it).

Rancid_Planet
April 18th, 2015, 4:55 PM
No the films on Netflix doth blow as the mighty wind.

Netflix is more for tv shows.

Donald
April 21st, 2015, 12:15 PM
Netflix is full of movies I either don't want to see or films I've seen a million times before. Once a month or so I actually see a movie that I wanted to see but haven't.

It is great for TV shows though.

Beer-Belly
April 21st, 2015, 6:48 PM
I am a big fan of The Guest, so I was pretty bummed to find out that the director is a 9/11 conspiracy theorist. That type of retardation drives me up the fucking wall.

Rancid_Planet
April 21st, 2015, 8:38 PM
911 was a conspiracy by the French speaking quarter of Canada to distract America long enough to skate down across the border and steal from our precious Wisconsin cheese reserves.

Beer-Belly
April 22nd, 2015, 6:20 AM
Triumph took care of 'em.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF43P-FJrFo

Rancid_Planet
April 22nd, 2015, 6:34 AM
I remember HHH on Conan telling a story about seeing a sign in the crowd that read "HHH is good" and then the sign was flipped over and it said "FOR ME TO POOP ON"

Triumph was awesome.

Jimmy Zero
May 7th, 2015, 6:23 PM
Watched the Babadook last night, and I honest to god don't understand all the good reviews. I thought it was awful. My girlfriend thought it was terrifying, but she thinks everything is terrifying.

The first half hour, or so, was good, but the rest was seriously terrible. I thought the movie would have been way better had they never showed the monster. It looked ridiculous and wasn't the least bit scary. It looked like a costume Orrin from Parks and Rec would wear to a party. When it dropped off the ceiling and jumped into the mother's mouth, I just started laughing. It was so dumb.

It's a shame I disliked Babadook so thoroughly because the camera work and acting was actually really well done.

Beer-Belly
May 7th, 2015, 6:39 PM
That's a shame. The mental health aspect of The Babadook terrified me and I dug the design of the creature. To each their own.

sam_elmendorf
May 7th, 2015, 7:29 PM
I enjoyed it very much and the flip between mother and son.

I could see this being a bit scary if watching in the dark by yourself, but I was watching it with my nephew and just found it humorous how scared he was. So, I pretty much was laughing throughout just because of his reactions.

Jimmy Zero
May 7th, 2015, 7:42 PM
That's a shame. The mental health aspect of The Babadook terrified me and I dug the design of the creature. To each their own.

I thought that was easily the best aspect of the movie and the main reason I think it would have been miles better had they never shown the creature. Really, the physical manifestation of the monster didn't really add anything to the movie, anyways. There wasn't enough ambiguity as to this woman's mental state. She felt like a mopey woman who couldn't move on from a life shattering event being terrorized by a monster with a stupid name, rather than a woman on the edge of sanity who may or may not be having a psychotic break.

It was doubly frustrating because there's clearly a great movie in there, somewhere. Wasted potential, IMO.

sam_elmendorf
May 7th, 2015, 8:39 PM
Curious, are we going to start a new thread when FEAR THE WALKING DEAD starts? Or are we just going to talk about it in the normal TWD TV Thread?

Beer-Belly
May 7th, 2015, 9:04 PM
I thought that was easily the best aspect of the movie and the main reason I think it would have been miles better had they never shown the creature. Really, the physical manifestation of the monster didn't really add anything to the movie, anyways. There wasn't enough ambiguity as to this woman's mental state. She felt like a mopey woman who couldn't move on from a life shattering event being terrorized by a monster with a stupid name, rather than a woman on the edge of sanity who may or may not be having a psychotic break.

It was doubly frustrating because there's clearly a great movie in there, somewhere. Wasted potential, IMO.
I liked the monster, personally. It's not like we see him a whole lot anyway. Maybe it's just me being a fan of monster movies, but I'm glad he had some sort of onscreen presence.

Essie Davis killed it as the mom, in my book. She made me go from disliking the little kid to genuinely fearing for his well being.

Judas Iscariot
May 7th, 2015, 9:22 PM
Curious, are we going to start a new thread when FEAR THE WALKING DEAD starts? Or are we just going to talk about it in the normal TWD TV Thread?

I would think another thread but I'm not a mod for some bizarre reason. Backstage politics most likely.

Is there word yet on a premier date? I've heard both august and June. June seems too soon and late August seems like a perfect six week long commercial for TWD to come back. Unless it sucks. Then they'd be better off burying it in June when everyone is on vacation and won't notice.

sam_elmendorf
May 7th, 2015, 9:39 PM
No date has been set yet, same with Ash vs Evil Dead.

It's been cleared for 2 seasons, so it better not suck!

Dream-Evil
May 8th, 2015, 2:41 AM
Agent Carter has been given a second season. This makes me happy. It's a much better show than AoS.

Chris Scott
May 8th, 2015, 6:11 PM
Yep I'd also say Agent Carter is better.

sam_elmendorf
May 8th, 2015, 6:59 PM
I've caught some episodes of AOS and nothing so far of Agent Carter. Is it really important to watch them or certain episodes to keep up with the Marvel Cinema Universe?

Dream-Evil
May 9th, 2015, 4:33 AM
I think you're pretty OK with Agent Carter, as it's set a couple of years after the first Cap movie. So it's not like it's running parallel with what's currently happening.

Ozanne
May 20th, 2015, 5:08 AM
I need some help.

Nearly all of the TV shows I'm currently watching have finished their respective seasons, and with Mad Men finishing I have a gaping hole to fill with my viewing schedule. Can anyone recommend me a decent TV show to plough through pleaseeeee?

The shows I've watched recently are:

The Walking Dead
GOT
The Blacklist
Mad Men
Banshee
Gotham
Bates Motel
Agents of Shield
House of Cards
Daredevil

(Yeah I have a lot of free time on my hands :$)

virms
May 20th, 2015, 12:22 PM
Suits, brooklyn 99 and Justified.

Donald
May 20th, 2015, 2:12 PM
Anyone got any tips for getting into a reading habit? I have so many books to read, but I always go to my computer, PS4, Netflix, or WWE Network for entertainment. Really wish I could spend an hour or two a day reading, but I can't get into the habit.

Percussion
May 20th, 2015, 2:14 PM
Boss move by Kimmel to so explicitly give the night to his idol


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y29ELOsXSI0

Can't wait for tonight's send off

Morrison
May 20th, 2015, 4:47 PM
Anyone got any tips for getting into a reading habit? I have so many books to read, but I always go to my computer, PS4, Netflix, or WWE Network for entertainment. Really wish I could spend an hour or two a day reading, but I can't get into the habit.

pick up a book instead when you feel the urge to go do any of those other things? i don't think there's any great trick. if you want to read, you just have to make yourself do it.

Chris Scott
May 21st, 2015, 10:46 AM
Was recommended a show called Power(not powers) so started watching it on Wednesday and got to say it's really good. Good storyline, acting is good and characters are ones you can get into too. 8 episodes in season 1 and I've got last one to watch tonight, season 2 starts early June in America.

Chris
May 21st, 2015, 6:51 PM
I saw Spooks: The Greater Good. I never watched the show, and maybe have completely spoiled it for myself by seeing the film, but I found it enjoyable. It had a nice, stripped-down, old-school spy film vibe about it, rather than the shoot-outs and explosions we're used to nowadays. Though the finale felt like something you'd see in 24, as if they had actually borrowed the CTU set for the day.

TimeSplitter
May 22nd, 2015, 8:27 AM
Anyone got any tips for getting into a reading habit? I have so many books to read, but I always go to my computer, PS4, Netflix, or WWE Network for entertainment. Really wish I could spend an hour or two a day reading, but I can't get into the habit.

An hour or two before I go to bed, I turn off all electronics and read. It also makes it easier to fall asleep.

Rancid_Planet
November 17th, 2015, 3:17 PM
My motherfucking piece of shit Netflix fuck my face account has gone and fucking lost my fucking place on every fucking show that my lady and I were fucking watching. Every single goddamn motherfucking program in the "continue watching" section has gone back to episode one, season one.

I'm going to Netflix headquarters now to murder everyone who works there. Does anybody want a Coke or anything while I'm out?

Rancid_Planet
November 17th, 2015, 3:17 PM
Shit.

Percussion
March 1st, 2016, 7:09 PM
Anybody check out the new Viceland channel yet? It just took over for H2 a day or two ago and it's pretty interesting. Owned by the people that make the HBO show so of a similar nature.

I watched a show last night about Takanakuy in Peru, which is hard to not watch once it's on. And today I just saw a whole piece on Kendrick Lamar and his home and friends and whatnot in Compton.

And it looks like weed is the subject matter at least every couple or so programs, so there's that.

Beer-Belly
March 1st, 2016, 7:33 PM
I checked it out last night. It's great. I watched a show about some asshole cops pulling some 21 Jump Street shit on some high school kids. One of the undercover cops befriends an autistic kid, begs him for drugs nonstop, and then busts the boy when he finally gives in and gives the cop less than a gram of weed. The poor bastard was just trying to appease a man who he thought was his only friend. The cops tried to charge this autistic teenager with a felony for handing the piece of shit undercover scumbag less than a gram of pot. Let that sink in. It's enraging that this type of shit goes in this country. WAR ON DRUGS! YAY!

Percussion
March 1st, 2016, 7:48 PM
Fuck's sake, I hate puritan minded dumbshit.

Beer-Belly
March 1st, 2016, 8:48 PM
If I remember correctly, they did the undercover busts because the ratio of whites they were arresting was wildly disproportionate to the number of blacks they were arresting. Gotta bust some white kids in order to really stick it to the darkies, I guess.

Ozanne
March 2nd, 2016, 8:20 AM
Does anyone watch The 100?
I've been going through the 2nd season on Netflix after watching the first when it aired here in the UK. I have to say it's actually pretty decent, with clearly a big budget and so much going on in each episode. Plus the added extra of some mystery elements too. The acting is pretty poor though, and it has one of the worst characters currently on TV in it (Abbie - Clarke's Mum). On the plus side though it has Henry Ian Cusick, what a legend he is.

Peter Griffin
March 2nd, 2016, 8:30 AM
I like Eliza's boobs, that's about it :shifty:

Hero!
March 2nd, 2016, 9:54 AM
Anybody check out the new Viceland channel yet? It just took over for H2 a day or two ago and it's pretty interesting. Owned by the people that make the HBO show so of a similar nature.

I watched a show last night about Takanakuy in Peru, which is hard to not watch once it's on. And today I just saw a whole piece on Kendrick Lamar and his home and friends and whatnot in Compton.

And it looks like weed is the subject matter at least every couple or so programs, so there's that.

Meant to check it out yesterday, watching one about medical marijuana now. I've actually been pretty interested in this subject anyway and i'm diggin this.

Percussion
March 3rd, 2016, 12:26 AM
This just gets better. Some show called Balls Deep, in particular an episode about a Pentecostal tent revival, is absolutely fucking hilarious. Whether it's supposed to be or not.

ReDPath
March 6th, 2016, 10:18 AM
Wasn't sure where to put these but yeah.

So good.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QajyNRnyPMs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW9UJ0zh7cA

Percussion
May 9th, 2016, 11:29 AM
Cannes to showcase John Malkovich movie no one will see for 100 years (http://www.ew.com/article/2016/05/05/cannes-film-festival-100-years-movie)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjdA_rocHms&oref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DS jdA_rocHms&has_verified=1


That safe will make an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival ...

:lol:

Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich ...

Clive Plasma
May 9th, 2016, 12:18 PM
This just gets better. Some show called Balls Deep, in particular an episode about a Pentecostal tent revival, is absolutely fucking hilarious. Whether it's supposed to be or not.

I really wanted to watch this. The Vice News TV show is brilliant, but nobody is ripping or streaming this Viceland stuff...

Percussion
May 9th, 2016, 12:29 PM
torrents?

Nash Diesel
May 13th, 2016, 11:57 AM
Agent Carter cancelled! I liked that show a lot but apparently the ratings just weren't good enough to keep. Netflix??

Mr_Nobody
May 13th, 2016, 12:37 PM
I watched Agent Carter (as I watch just about all of the comic book tv shows), but it was not my favorite. It was one of the shows where I liked the main character, but the stories weren't good enough to really capture my interests. I'm not really sad to see it go, as I'm kind of excited to see Haley Atwell in something else.

They also cancelled Castle as well, and renewed Supergirl, but are moving it to the CW.

I actually stopped watching Castle after the wedding, because it had just gotten bad. I was actually looking forward to the show without Kate, because she was the worst part of the show for me, and almost became unnecessary for the show to continue. I would have loved to see Castle and the rest of the officers play off each other, instead of with Kate, as I liked the rest of the detectives more than Kate. But I can see why it was cancelled. Maybe Nathan Fillion will get another tv series pretty quickly.

I'm glad Supergirl is back, because it had a fun first season. I liked the characters and the stories were fun. It's not going to win any awards, but it it was a enjoyable first season. I'm just worried about the budget cut that they are going to face moving to CW, but pairing it with Arrow, Flash, and Legends of Tomorow should do it pretty well.

Nash Diesel
May 13th, 2016, 4:45 PM
What sucks about Carter getting cancelled is that they ended season 2 on a cliffhanger of sorts. I enjoyed it but I definitely could see why others didn't. The era, how many shows take place during post WW 2 these days? Atwell looked smoking hot in season 2 though, but honestly outside of Jarvis I thought the rest of the cast including the bad guys were lackluster. I don't know, I love all these comic book shows and I enjoyed this one.

Supergirl, I'm about 15 episodes behind lol. I don't know, I'm not a fan of the girl who plays Supergirl and I know why she's Supergirl because the guy who does this show also did Glee which is why you have the one dude playing Flash who was on a few episodes of Glee as well. But my gf is a fucking Glee freak, I've had to sit there and watch every season probably 3 fucking times and it's terrible especially when this girl comes around and all I think about is her on Glee. At least with Grant Gustin he was only on like 3 episodes but still I am waiting for him to bust out into a song with Sisco.

Psycho666Soldier
May 28th, 2016, 1:44 AM
There's been plenty of television shows that eventually dip into time travel as an episode plot. Some shows entire premise is based on it, or at least proves to be consistent influence. My question is: has there ever been a time-traveling episode where the character traveled back to previous episodes? I'm looking for something where it's a substantial part of the episode as opposed to a quick gag, but even the quick gags are worth mentioning. This doesn't include cartoon episodes where characters run into former versions of their selves that were drawn differently.


EDIT: I asked this question while watching an episode of Gravity Falls where they time travel, and ironically enough, after posted this, they did a gag bit where they go through past episodes. Still interested for any other shows that have done it before.

The Rogerer
May 28th, 2016, 2:56 AM
Maybe a technicality, but the episode of Deep Space Nine where they travelled back to 'The Trouble With Tribbles'. I wonder if that green screen holds up today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m8g7y7jsos

lotjx
May 28th, 2016, 6:07 AM
I pray for a remastered DS9 blu ray set like the other shows got with cleaning up the effects. Quantum Leap is the best time travel show.

Carter fucked themselves by not doing Shield stuff. If they gave us Nick's Origin or even the Hydra infilitration, it would have been a better show. Supergirl gets better.

Mr McGregor
September 13th, 2016, 5:47 PM
The Great British Bake Off has been massacred today. Bit of a shame, and all for cash, basically.

Easily one of the most viewed programmes currently, renewal for next years series was outbid by about 10M from the BBC by Channel 4, a commercial station who would previously pride themselves on alternative output catering for minority audiences. Basically going against their entire agenda. In addition they'll be commercialising the show, introducing at least three breaks in an hour, and worst of all removing the presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, and possibly the judges, all whose comedy was arguably the most entertaining aspect. In effect, the show is finished and instead Channel 4 will be broadcasting a completely different show based on a similar general premise.

I don't remember anything similar happening before, certainly not on this scale or in the UK. Not a devoted fan personally but it's fun. Moreover the ramble is because the transaction just feels weird/wrong. Three corporations involved in sabotage, but where to point the finger: the production company for negotiating a higher value sale, Channel 4 for defying their principles just to outbid for the rights, or the BBC for not making more of an effort to sustain a high-standard, high rated show? I know business is obviously to beat the competition, maybe that sometimes involves buying their biggest success and driving it into the ground, and the production company has no real public obligation so someone might as well get rich. It's just a bit crap.

Beefy
September 13th, 2016, 6:31 PM
Channel Four.... the station who brought you Big Brother. They're hardly BBC Four.

Mr McGregor
September 13th, 2016, 7:02 PM
Even Big Brother was original at the time, at least everywhere apart from Sweden. The Word, The Big Breakfast, Eurotrash, TFI Friday, Asian cinema, HBO shows like Oz, Six Feet Under... fucking Kabaddi and Sumo even got slots. That's Channel 4, that's their thing. This is too insultingly transparent, really. It's like Channel 5 buying out David Attenborough, and then replacing him with that camp toothy luggage-looking bastard who does Little Brother, or ITV buying and cancelling Match Of The Day to be hosted by Ian Rush and Bruce Grobbelaar. It's dirty and wrong.

Fro
March 6th, 2017, 10:49 PM
The tv drama thirst is real but it will soon be quenched:

Better Call Saul: April 10
Fargo: April 19
House of Cards: May 10
Game of Thrones: July (unofficial)

http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/im_ready_game_of_thrones.gif

TimeSplitter
March 6th, 2017, 11:36 PM
I'm jazzed for Fargo and GoT. House of Cards is starting to become a chore for me. I may way a while to watch season 5.

Ozanne
March 28th, 2017, 12:26 PM
Does anyone here watch Bates Motel?
It's on it's last season, and it's incredible. I never watched Psycho and I love it, but if you have then I think this will be right up your street. The acting and writing are first class.

Donald
March 28th, 2017, 2:23 PM
I saw a couple of episodes but can't figure out why I never continued it. Perhaps I'll start it up again.

Andy
April 24th, 2017, 7:22 PM
I'm making a conscious effort to watch more films. I love films but there's so so many I haven't seen. Probably because I watch so much sport and wrestling, time just runs out. But I'm down to highlights of wrestling these days and the football season is nearly over. I'm late to the party with much of these but would be interested in people's thoughts.

Life of Pi

Absolutely loved this film, one of my favourites ever. I hadn't read the book so as it progressed it went from being a wonderfully beautiful film with a fantastic soundtrack, to an incredible rollercoaster of emotions. What do people think the island represented? My first thought was that it represented Pi's struggle with his religion in the face of such adversity but I never really settled on a theory. I like the idea that it represented a haven of sorts, providing all basic needs of food, water and shelter, but at night he struggled with the acceptance of this half life of sorts vs an onward journey. 5/5

Avatar

I got through an hour of this and thought it was crap. Maybe I need to give it another shot but it just didn't hold my interest whatsoever. 1/5

Now You See Me

It was fine, kept my attention. 2/5

Shutter Island

This was really good. Thought it was a wonderful performance from Di Caprio and the twist at the end was just fantastic. Some of the scenes I felt were a little unconvincing, especially when he finds the missing woman in the cave and when he's interviewing the woman, but overall it has a ton of suspense and it's wonderfully shot. 4/5

The Shawshank Redemption

Holy fuck what a film. I actually saw this a year or two ago for the first time but have watched it again and again since. Phenomenal performances from all the major players and it's the most I've been invested in so many characters in a long time. The ending is such a simple contrast of colour, optimism and joy compared the the bleak and seemingly endless struggle, but so effective. Absolutely superb. 5/5

Fro
May 24th, 2017, 7:55 PM
I'm watching Extras. I've seen it here and there but never watched the whole series.

I enjoy it but I just can't get over how awful of a person Maggie is. I really despise her. Stephen Merchant's character is awful too but at least he's funny-awful. Maggie is just the worst.

But I love Andy and the way Ricky and Stephen write for their celebrity guests is usually hysterical. It's just a little much how they surround Andy with these 2 characters who are the worst people ever and constantly bringing him down. I know it's intentional but the show would be more enjoyable with another likable character.

Percussion
August 31st, 2017, 6:27 PM
Female 'Lord Of The Flies' Movie In Works At Warner Bros (https://www.google.com/amp/deadline.com/2017/08/lord-of-the-flies-scott-mcgehee-david-siegel-female-cast-warner-bros-william-golding-novel-1202158421/amp/)


Scott McGehee & David Siegel have made a deal at Warner Bros to write and direct a new version of Lord Of The Flies, based on the iconic William Golding novel. They plan to be faithful to the novel with one major twist: the young students stranded on a remote island who descend into a savage social order will be girls.

Usually don't knee jerk hate on remakes, and haven't really been bothered at all by the ultra-diversity we're seeing in adaptations of past stories/characters ... but this is dumb as fuck. This is in the ballpark of a white guy playing MLK dumb as fuck.

casselmm47
August 31st, 2017, 6:49 PM
Besides, women don't need to be stranded on a remote island to turn savage on each other.

virms
August 31st, 2017, 7:43 PM
Female 'Lord Of The Flies' Movie In Works At Warner Bros (https://www.google.com/amp/deadline.com/2017/08/lord-of-the-flies-scott-mcgehee-david-siegel-female-cast-warner-bros-william-golding-novel-1202158421/amp/)



Usually don't knee jerk hate on remakes, and haven't really been bothered at all by the ultra-diversity we're seeing in adaptations of past stories/characters ... but this is dumb as fuck. This is in the ballpark of a white guy playing MLK dumb as fuck.

Just as long as there is one woman of every race and nationality I will be ok with it. If they can't represent every woman of the world then shut this fucking thing down. It should probably have a week of being in the theaters where only women can attend as well.

BigAl
August 31st, 2017, 8:20 PM
So will it basically just be an island of women not talking to each other instead of killing one another?

And I guess the idea of diversity doesn't extend to the writing since it's two guys writing it.

The Beer Monster
September 1st, 2017, 2:27 AM
One step at a time.

Judas Iscariot
October 14th, 2017, 1:38 AM
I just got home and saw After Earth was on TV. Turned it on and hate it after 5 minutes. Goodnight.

Marlon Dingle
December 13th, 2017, 11:13 AM
https://youtu.be/89OP78l9oF0

Beer-Belly
December 13th, 2017, 12:20 PM
https://youtu.be/89OP78l9oF0

This looks awesome. I've been waiting for this one since I first heard about it.

Pablo Diablo
December 13th, 2017, 12:24 PM
Yes, I am quite looking forward to this one.

virms
December 13th, 2017, 12:33 PM
Looks real good.

Beer-Belly
December 13th, 2017, 1:39 PM
Annihilation will only be released theatrically in the United States. It will be released internationally through Netflix. Kind of a bummer for anyone outside of the US that's interested in seeing the film in a theater. Apparently the film having less than desired screening results led to that decision.

Pablo Diablo
December 13th, 2017, 3:14 PM
That is not a good sign.

Beer-Belly
December 13th, 2017, 3:44 PM
That is not a good sign.

It's not necessarily a bad sign, actually. This is what was said in The Hollywood Reporter article about it:


The movie, which wrapped shooting July 2016, had a poor test screening this summer that sources say was the root of the conflict. After the screening, Ellison became concerned that the movie was “too intellectual” and “too complicated” and wanted changes made to make it appeal to a wider audience. They included making Portman’s character more sympathetic as well as tweaking the ending.

Rudin, who executive produced Machina, sided with Garland, defending the movie and refused to take notes. Rudin was able to hold his line, according to a source, because he has final cut.

Alex Garland has made some great films, so I'm not really worried.

virms
December 13th, 2017, 4:15 PM
So how does one view netflix from another country? :chin:

Beer-Belly
December 13th, 2017, 4:20 PM
So how does one view netflix from another country? :chin:

There are ways, but I'm sure someone will upload to the movie to the internet once it hits Netflix.

virms
December 13th, 2017, 4:21 PM
There are ways, but I'm sure someone will upload to the movie to the internet once it hits Netflix.

Very true.

Pablo Diablo
December 14th, 2017, 11:21 AM
Well the Fox-Disney merger is happening.

I love it for the Marvel aspect. But having read some of the potential downsides about movie-making in general I do have some doubts about it all.

BigAl
December 14th, 2017, 11:29 AM
It's great only for the Marvel aspect.

It's a bigger issue that this is only further concentrating the media consolidation in the U.S. Now, what, 5 companies own about 95% of the media in the country?

Donald
December 14th, 2017, 12:07 PM
Pisses me off that Disney was allowed to do this. Slowly becoming a monopoly of the entertainment industry. Just need to get there hands on everything because they are money grubbing bastards.

Donald
December 14th, 2017, 12:18 PM
I think we, as American people, need to boycott all Disney related things. FUCK OFF STAR WARS

virms
December 14th, 2017, 12:44 PM
I think we, as American people, need to boycott all Disney related things. FUCK OFF STAR WARS

You just lost a roommate.

Donald
December 14th, 2017, 12:46 PM
You just lost a roommate.

I have a giant BB8 doll.

virms
December 14th, 2017, 12:48 PM
I will only come back for the robotic one that you can control.

Donald
December 14th, 2017, 1:19 PM
Ok, I'll go to the store after work and buy one. What time will you be by?

virms
December 14th, 2017, 1:22 PM
In time for you to cook me super. Rib eye rare, mashed potatoes and corn on the cob.

Nash Diesel
January 9th, 2018, 4:59 PM
You ever go "Damn they're that much older than me?" when you read up on an actor? I was just reading up on Danielle Harris (Halloween 4 and 5 fame) and she's 40 years old! Time flies man I thought she was like 5 in those movies but she was 10-11. She still looks like she's barely 20.

virms
January 9th, 2018, 5:44 PM
She has aged well. One of my first crushes as a kid too.

The only person I can recall in recent memory was Harrison Ford. I didn't realize he was 75. I was thinking mid 60's or so. But no, he is someone that is old enough who could be gone any day :cry: