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number17
05-19-2017, 03:12 PM
I thought about cutting the cord but I always end up negotiating a good enough package with Rogers so I never did.

I can live with internet package + Rogers' NHL Gamecenter ... I watch baseball only in the playoff so if it ever comes to that (unlikely this year) I'll figure something out by playoff. I don't watch much basketball, and I can get my movies / tv feeds from Netflix and HBO Go ... so if I am to cut the cord that's the route I'd take.

I will say this - having a REAL TV feed + PVR > Gamecenter (or any internet feed). Because of my schedule I almost never watch a game live, I always PVR it and start watching it ~ 1 hr into it. PVR works great for that. I have tried NHL GC but there are a LOT of restrictions when watching game non-live. Plus, video quality wise a real tv feed still looks better than an internet feed even if it comes from NHL GC. I have good internet speed but streaming hockey games I still get lags, or audio sync issues, or "Service not available, please sign in again" now and then.

Artnes
05-19-2017, 03:17 PM
Tom Hardy to play Venom in the upcoming Spiderman spinoff

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
05-19-2017, 03:52 PM
Tom Hardy to play Venom in the upcoming Spiderman spinoff

Wow!!

MindzEye
05-19-2017, 04:41 PM
Topher Grace is the only Eddie Brock in my world

LeafOfFaith
05-19-2017, 04:43 PM
There's nobody named Topher in my world.

MyNameIsJonas
05-19-2017, 04:53 PM
There's nobody named Topher in my world.

You world seems like a nice place

Deckie007
05-19-2017, 05:01 PM
I get basic Rogers cable for fairly cheap...with Ignite internet. I have an Android box which generally fills the gaps. I'm toying with cutting cable and getting cheaper internet but my budget isn't so tight that I feel it's necessary at this time.

Habsy
05-20-2017, 03:17 PM
Anyone watching American Gods? Bizarre.

LeafOfFaith
05-20-2017, 03:20 PM
I can't get through 5 minutes of it. Even the promos make me wince.

Habsy
05-20-2017, 03:37 PM
Through two episodes. It's like the matrix on meth. Strange.

Bleedsblue&white
05-20-2017, 03:40 PM
I think you may need to know a bit about Gaiman and what his stories are about to be able to jump into American Gods with any type of understanding...but they're deliberately leading you along here...I think you're supposed to be as clueless as Shadow.

LeafOfFaith
05-20-2017, 03:41 PM
It's not going to last. Not enough people will be able to get into this.

Habsy
05-20-2017, 03:53 PM
It's got enough intrigue for the curious.

Bleedsblue&white
05-20-2017, 03:56 PM
It's not going to last. Not enough people will be able to get into this.

Heh...you lack imagination. Why am I not surprised.

Bleedsblue&white
05-20-2017, 03:59 PM
If you don't want any type of spoiler that's cool, but if you are careful, there are sites that give you an idea of what Gaiman is about with American Gods without ruining it.

LeafOfFaith
05-20-2017, 04:12 PM
Heh...you lack imagination. Why am I not surprised.

Okay. So I suppose you'll issue an apology if it isn't picked up for a second season?

Bleedsblue&white
05-20-2017, 04:18 PM
Okay. So I suppose you'll issue an apology if it isn't picked up for a second season?

http://deadline.com/2017/05/american-gods-renewal-season-2-starz-neil-gaiman-bryan-fuller-1202089641/

Bleedsblue&white
05-20-2017, 04:19 PM
So...maybe the third season?

LeafOfFaith
05-20-2017, 04:20 PM
Well, good move. I haven't heard anyone talking about it, and hadn't seen that news, so it's genuinely shocking to me.

Habsy
05-20-2017, 04:47 PM
Just finished the third episode. I like the shaping up of the upcoming battle between the new and old that is worshipped.

Could have done without the goddess that sucks people up through her vagina though.

LeafOfFaith
05-20-2017, 05:07 PM
That sounds kinda fun.

Bleedsblue&white
05-20-2017, 05:48 PM
Well, good move. I haven't heard anyone talking about it, and hadn't seen that news, so it's genuinely shocking to me.


Lol, you see, the whole thing was funny on another level for me...American Gods is about, well, gods...and your moniker is basically "leap of faith", that kind of thing tickles me.

It has nothing to do with you being so wrong about everything in general.:smilewinkgrin:

LeafOfFaith
05-20-2017, 09:27 PM
Lol, you see, the whole thing was funny on another level for me...American Gods is about, well, gods...and your moniker is basically "leap of faith", that kind of thing tickles me.

It has nothing to do with you being so wrong about everything in general.:smilewinkgrin:

Good that you're inserting so much fiction in your post, given that the thread is about films and tv.

JackBurton
05-22-2017, 07:27 PM
The new Netflix show the Keepers is fantastic. It's a documentary series about a true crime like Making of a Murderer. I thus far like it a bit better than that one.

LeafOfFaith
05-22-2017, 10:56 PM
I saw Split on the plane yesterday.

James McAvoy. What a performance.

number17
05-22-2017, 11:22 PM
The new Netflix show the Keepers is fantastic. It's a documentary series about a true crime like Making of a Murderer. I thus far like it a bit better than that one.Watching Episode 2 right now ... not bad at all.

And I finished 13 reasons why. Think it was alright. It's a serious topic but as a TV series I thought it was fine, but just fine.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
06-01-2017, 12:54 AM
Wonder Women currently rocking a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. I will be seeing it on Saturday.

Currently watching season 5 of House of Cards. Loving it so far.

LeafOfFaith
06-01-2017, 03:20 AM
I can't fathom Wonder Woman being good.

Partially because none of the DC Movies are and partially because I hate the lead actors in it.

zeke
06-01-2017, 08:49 AM
well, Gal Godot looks like about the most perfect casting ever.

Deckie007
06-01-2017, 09:19 AM
I can't fathom Wonder Woman being good.

Partially because none of the DC Movies are and partially because I hate the lead actors in it.

Fool me 5 times DC...

I won't be seeing it until someone I know is raving about it

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
06-01-2017, 09:24 AM
Fool me 5 times DC...

I won't be seeing it until someone I know is raving about it

So Jonas? :smile(21):

Deckie007
06-01-2017, 10:48 AM
So Jonas? :smile(21):
He likes films with lots of talking and crying

LeafGm
06-01-2017, 11:08 AM
Wonder Women currently rocking a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. I will be seeing it on Saturday.

Currently watching season 5 of House of Cards. Loving it so far.
I'm a few episodes in, and I dunno...through no fault of its own, that show has kind of lost its bite.

I mean, it's basically a show about a dystopian American Presidency...but it doesn't really stack up against the real world anymore, does it?

The cookie-cutter, ideal Republican presidential candidate, and an election campaign where each misstep is a huge deal also doesn't really ring true anymore either.

LeafOfFaith
06-01-2017, 11:11 AM
well, Gal Godot looks like about the most perfect casting ever.

She's not at all who I'd have picked to play the role.

Not a fan.

worm
06-01-2017, 11:35 AM
she was pretty much the only good thing about BvS

LeafOfFaith
06-01-2017, 11:58 AM
There was no good thing about that movie.

worm
06-01-2017, 12:05 PM
to each his own

i mean some ppl thought deadpool was good

MindzEye
06-01-2017, 12:13 PM
Batfleck was solid, and so was WW. Lex Luthor was easily the worst part of that movie. A few plot tweaks, a significant improvement on Luthor and better editing and it would have been a solid popcorn flick.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
06-01-2017, 12:25 PM
I'm a few episodes in, and I dunno...through no fault of its own, that show has kind of lost its bite.

I mean, it's basically a show about a dystopian American Presidency...but it doesn't really stack up against the real world anymore, does it?

The cookie-cutter, ideal Republican presidential candidate, and an election campaign where each misstep is a huge deal also doesn't really ring true anymore either.

They shot their season back in September, how were they to know that life would imitate art.

MyNameIsJonas
06-01-2017, 01:58 PM
DC's final strike for me was Suicide Squad

LeafOfFaith
06-01-2017, 02:09 PM
That was horrific.

But Deadpool was good, for what it was. The story was simple but at least made sense, the acting was good, and it was legitimately funny.

LeafOfFaith
06-01-2017, 02:14 PM
Batfleck was solid, and so was WW. Lex Luthor was easily the worst part of that movie. A few plot tweaks, a significant improvement on Luthor and better editing and it would have been a solid popcorn flick.

Any time I see that "why'd you say Martha?!" scene, I die a little.

The acting was putrid especially there, but just the mere mention of Martha being whispered, and Lois hearing it from a mile away and pseudo explaining it, and poof, Bats forgets about his kill Superman because he's too dangerous mission, and lets him loose as buddies and then goes to save his mommy.

I mean, how, HOW, does this shit ever get past the script level and onto the screen with hundreds of millions poured into it?

On principle alone, I hate that movie, but it was terrible through and through.

MyNameIsJonas
06-01-2017, 02:41 PM
That was horrific.

But Deadpool was good, for what it was. The story was simple but at least made sense, the acting was good, and it was legitimately funny.

My working theory is the studio didn't think Deadpool was important enough to step in and ruin it.

Also didn't Reynolds fund the majority of it?

LeafOfFaith
06-01-2017, 05:07 PM
No.

Bleedsblue&white
06-01-2017, 05:59 PM
He definitely funned it though.

JackBurton
06-01-2017, 08:44 PM
My working theory is the studio didn't think Deadpool was important enough to step in and ruin it.

Also didn't Reynolds fund the majority of it?

I really think you've made a good point. It was incredibly low-budget for the superhero film, and the studio did not even fund all of it. There wasn't much on the line for them. It gave everyone more creative freedom.

If you hear actors talk about working on Netflix for instanvce, they are given a budget and left alone to do their thing. That's why TV is killing movies in quality.

JackBurton
06-01-2017, 08:46 PM
She's not at all who I'd have picked to play the role.

Not a fan.

I hate to sound like that guy, but you need an actress like Lynda Carter with huge cans.

LeafOfFaith
06-01-2017, 08:57 PM
Yup.

And much hotter than Gal.

Aberdeen
06-01-2017, 09:06 PM
Not for everybody, but for us Lynch geeks out there Twin Peaks Season 3 is goddamn ambrosia so far.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lHbubxm4QM

JackBurton
06-01-2017, 09:10 PM
It's so strange yet so good. And what a cast.

Habspatrol
06-03-2017, 10:35 PM
She's not at all who I'd have picked to play the role.

Not a fan.

Disagree... great casting. She's a perfect Wonder Woman.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
06-04-2017, 12:25 AM
Disagree... great casting. She's a perfect Wonder Woman.

This

CH1
06-04-2017, 12:35 AM
The people at Fox News are upset Wonder Woman is not American enough. sad.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBWcls7XUAADNd6.jpg

Habspatrol
06-04-2017, 12:41 AM
Wow... talk about whining about nothing. It wasn't a "hit on America" it just wasn't rah rah America.

CH1
06-04-2017, 12:52 AM
Wow... talk about whining about nothing. It wasn't a "hit on America" it just wasn't rah rah America.

Also, in the original comic, she was born in the fictional island of Themyscira and was created by Greek Gods.

Americans of a certain age need to consider whether most things were previously "too Americanized"

UWHabs
06-04-2017, 01:47 AM
Also, in the original comic, she was born in the fictional island of Themyscira and was created by Greek Gods.

Americans of a certain age need to consider whether most things were previously "too Americanized"

But, she wore red white and blue! Of course she was American!

JackBurton
06-04-2017, 09:30 AM
Gotta say, I was critical of Season 2 of Bloodline, but early on, Season 3 is much better.

number17
06-06-2017, 10:58 AM
I couldn't even endure Season 1 of bloodline till the end ... it is SOOO SLLOOOOWWW....

Finished House of Cards latest season, and gotta agree it's lost its bite.

OTOH I am disappointed Netflix is terminating Sense8 after 2 seasons. I'm in the middle of season 2 and I like it a lot. It's fresh, and it's different.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
06-06-2017, 12:34 PM
I couldn't even endure Season 1 of bloodline till the end ... it is SOOO SLLOOOOWWW....

Finished House of Cards latest season, and gotta agree it's lost its bite.

OTOH I am disappointed Netflix is terminating Sense8 after 2 seasons. I'm in the middle of season 2 and I like it a lot. It's fresh, and it's different.

Yeah I am finished HOC as well and it has lost a bit of its bite.

BKerr
06-06-2017, 01:59 PM
Its not as effective since we see the president do crazy ****ed up shit daily

number17
06-06-2017, 02:35 PM
Its not as effective since we see the president do crazy ****ed up shit dailyLMAO ... but so true.

When reality is crazier than fiction, these TV drama loses its bite

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
06-07-2017, 12:44 AM
Its not as effective since we see the president do crazy ****ed up shit daily

Exactly

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
06-10-2017, 01:29 PM
RIP Adam West

JackBurton
06-10-2017, 09:00 PM
The Mummy is a big bomb. So much for the Monster Universe they were trying to do a la Marvel.

MindzEye
06-10-2017, 09:16 PM
The Mummy is a big bomb. So much for the Monster Universe they were trying to do a la Marvel.

That was always a shit idea. MCU and DCEU make sense because of the big ass, built in fanbases.

LeafOfFaith
06-10-2017, 10:11 PM
I think it was a great idea, just poorly executed apparently.

Bleedsblue&white
06-10-2017, 10:33 PM
It could work, should never have let Tom Cruise near it, but I'd like to see them create a universe with bits of Van Helsing and the like...I liked their take on Frankenstein...maybe something from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen...they could do it.

MindzEye
06-10-2017, 10:53 PM
I think it was a great idea, just poorly executed apparently.

A bunch of characters that haven't carried a successful movie in decades, with no built in fanbases is a shit idea.

It's the kind of idea that a shit movie executive comes up with when his boss is screaming about their competitors having the MCU and DCEU. They went through their catalogue of character rights and the first thing they could string together in some sort of plausible team format, was the winner. In lue of having characters that are compelling to an audience in 2017, they decided to just throw big name actors at it and hope it sticks. Tom Cruise, Javier Bardem, Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp, etc.

Metalleaf
06-11-2017, 12:21 AM
The DUCU should stop putting out garbage shovelware type movies like "I, Frankenstein" and "Dracula Untold". No one takes them seriously.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkf5M9qASao

Metalleaf
06-11-2017, 12:23 AM
Kong, Godzilla, Mothra, etc....would be a far better movie universe if you ask me and it would pull in Asian money too.

LeafOfFaith
06-11-2017, 04:17 AM
A bunch of characters that haven't carried a successful movie in decades, with no built in fanbases is a shit idea.

It's the kind of idea that a shit movie executive comes up with when his boss is screaming about their competitors having the MCU and DCEU. They went through their catalogue of character rights and the first thing they could string together in some sort of plausible team format, was the winner. In lue of having characters that are compelling to an audience in 2017, they decided to just throw big name actors at it and hope it sticks. Tom Cruise, Javier Bardem, Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp, etc.

Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyl, Dracula, etc., don't have built in fan bases??

I guess if people don't count, then sure.

Bleedsblue&white
06-11-2017, 07:40 AM
Fraser's Mummy was so much fun that I don't care about a larger universe, but in regards to the whole group of classic monsters, they could have picked better ones to start a new series.

And don't let Tom Cruise near these.

JackBurton
06-11-2017, 09:37 AM
Fraser's first Mummy was very good. Just lots of fun. The sequels were bad though.
Cruise use to have the best career in terms of working with the best directors and great scripts. Now he's just doing action films and tryint to stay young.

MindzEye
06-11-2017, 12:01 PM
Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyl, Dracula, etc., don't have built in fan bases??

I guess if people don't count, then sure.

When was the last time any of those characters carried a successful movie?

In 2017, no they don't have built in fanbases.

LeafOfFaith
06-11-2017, 12:57 PM
These are classic, timeless characters, and the population over 50 years old surely relate as much or more to them as comic book characters.

And the younger generations are all familiar with the monsters and like them.

If they did it well, it'd be huge.

LeafOfFaith
06-11-2017, 12:58 PM
Fraser's first Mummy was very good. Just lots of fun. The sequels were bad though.
Cruise use to have the best career in terms of working with the best directors and great scripts. Now he's just doing action films and tryint to stay young.

He's doing an amazing job of looking young.

I wish the identities of the stars' doctors would be revealed.

zeke
06-11-2017, 01:45 PM
i didn't even know they were trying a franchise. or that it was even a remake of the fraser movie.

all i know is that the preview looked terrible from the get go. not surprised in the least it's tanked.

the best thing about the movie is that russell crowe plays the old guy to tom cruise' young star.

russel crow is 2yrs younger than tom cruise.


but remember, Church of Scientology has a lot of lawsuits to settle. cruise has no choice.

number17
06-13-2017, 12:52 PM
The original Mummy movie was FUN, I didn't even mind the 2nd one too much and then it's all downhill from there.

This is nothing like the original Mummy movie, and even if that had plans for a trilogy they would be wise to stop that plan now.

number17
06-13-2017, 01:01 PM
btw anyways saw the new Alien movie?

I watched Prometheus and really liked it. But then I read the new Alien movie is bad. Wondering if I should watch it at theatre or if this is a rental later on.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
06-13-2017, 01:47 PM
i didn't even know they were trying a franchise. or that it was even a remake of the fraser movie.



They are trying for a shared universe like DC or Marvel. The Mummy was the start of it. We even have a little foreshadowing when they do a walk through of Dr. Jekyll's laboratory.

The next movie set to come out in this universe is Bride of Frankenstein. They have cast Javier Bardem as Frankenstein but have yet to cast The Bride.

Johnny Depp has been cast The Invisible Man.

The Rock is rumoured to be The Wolfman.

There is also going to be a stand alone Frankenstein, Dracula, Van Helsing, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame and Creature from the Black Lagoon movie.

Russell Crowe is Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde and will most likely be popping up in each movie. You'll understand once you see the Mummy.

Cruise will likely be back in those movies as well in some form.

PS: The best advice a I can give about The Mummy is clear the Brendan Frazier One's out of your head. Just forget it, it's nothing like it and it's not connected to it.

It is far from a perfect movie and Cruise is tough to take for obvious reasons. However, I am curious to see where it all leads.

worm
06-13-2017, 02:43 PM
seems like an interesting idea

but the mummy just looks terrible from the previews

CH1
06-13-2017, 02:49 PM
Good luck trying to create a coherent fictional universe with a 5 yr plan tacked on to characters that are centuries old.

Marvel and DC both started very small and grew organically.

oscarheyman
06-13-2017, 03:23 PM
Good luck trying to create a coherent fictional universe with a 5 yr plan tacked on to characters that are centuries old.

I kind of liked this old late 80s film "starring" some of those classic Universal monsters:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeZs0B0mjXY

zeke
06-14-2017, 12:10 PM
the original was an underrated bit of awesomeness, but the remake looks pretty sweet too:

https://youtu.be/gUDV0CUzG0k

worm
06-14-2017, 12:23 PM
wonder woman was very good

Aberdeen
06-14-2017, 12:38 PM
the original was an underrated bit of awesomeness, but the remake looks pretty sweet too:

https://youtu.be/gUDV0CUzG0k

The spoiler levels of trailers, wow.

UWHabs
06-14-2017, 01:20 PM
the original was an underrated bit of awesomeness, but the remake looks pretty sweet too:

https://youtu.be/gUDV0CUzG0k

Apparently it's a sequel, not a remake (Kiefer's character is apparently back). But yeah, kind of feels like they give away an awful lot of the trailer.

PlayerToBeNamedLater
06-15-2017, 10:04 PM
The keepers is a terrific doc on Netflix

Habspatrol
06-16-2017, 11:41 PM
wonder woman was very good

Yes it was.

leaffan2005
06-16-2017, 11:45 PM
Just finished 13 Reasons Why on Netflix and found it very powerful. Definitely shines a light on the mental health epidemic and how poor of a job society does in addressing it.

Artnes
06-21-2017, 01:43 PM
Is that the Lightbringer I see?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mlhnt0jMlg&feature=youtu.be

zeke
06-21-2017, 02:10 PM
jeomk

Artnes
06-21-2017, 02:21 PM
I pray for a glimpse of Azor Ahai, and R'hllor shows me only Snow

SundinsTooth
06-21-2017, 02:22 PM
Twin Peaks is just a blast. So crazy.

Aberdeen
06-21-2017, 02:42 PM
Twin Peaks is just a blast. So crazy.
Ya the last episode was beyond the beyond.

worm
06-21-2017, 03:48 PM
Is that the Lightbringer I see?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Mlhnt0jMlg&feature=youtu.be

damn

is it july 16th yet?

MyNameIsJonas
06-21-2017, 04:33 PM
Ya the last episode was beyond the beyond.

Do i need to have watched the original to watch the reboot?

Aberdeen
06-21-2017, 05:38 PM
Do i need to have watched the original to watch the reboot?

If you're a big fan of Lynch, no, but otherwise ya probably enhances the experience considerably. Can skip most of the second season.

SundinsTooth
06-21-2017, 05:43 PM
It is not a reboot but a direct continuation of the series (and the movie). I wouldn't think a viewer would get much from it of they didn't have a familarity with the mythos.

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Aberdeen
06-21-2017, 05:47 PM
Ya there's a huge amount of geeky insiderness to it. Like it helps to know what "garmonbozia" is. If you google that you'll get an idea of the weirdness.

SundinsTooth
06-21-2017, 05:48 PM
It features a cut off arm that has evolved into an electric tree that has a partially formed nervous system that helped to stop an assassin.

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MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
06-21-2017, 07:03 PM
BCS season 3 finale was excellent.

MyNameIsJonas
06-22-2017, 03:07 AM
Orange is the New Black S5 was solid.

Fargo finale left me disgruntled.

worm
06-22-2017, 04:15 PM
Han Solo movie

https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2017/06/ron-howard-will-direct-the-han-solo-movie-following-lord-millers-departure/


After yesterday’s surprising news that Disney and Lucasfilm had parted ways with directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, The Hollywood Reporter has broken the news that Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind) has taken over. Howard was revealed to be the front-runner yesterday.

zeke
06-24-2017, 12:00 AM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/heat-vision/predator-oral-history-arnold-schwarzenegger-film-1014132

JackBurton
06-25-2017, 09:36 AM
Glow on Netflix thus far is pretty good. not their best, but worth watching.

And season 3 of Bloodline I finished. Fantastic. Huge rebound from season 2.

JackBurton
06-25-2017, 09:37 AM
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/heat-vision/predator-oral-history-arnold-schwarzenegger-film-1014132

One of the top action films ever made. John Mctiernan made that and Die Hard back-to-back years. Incredible.

Hoss
06-25-2017, 09:51 AM
One of the top action films ever made. John Mctiernan made that and Die Hard back-to-back years. Incredible.

I remember being 14 or so and my mom wanted to go spend the day at her friends house and there was no way I was going to just sit there and watch as they gabbed over tea. So I asked my mom if I could walk over to Fairview to watch a movie by myself. She saw it as a perfect opportunity to not have me around so she let me. That's when I watched Predator by myself. That was awesome.

hairnova
06-25-2017, 01:22 PM
And season 3 of Bloodline I finished. Fantastic. Huge rebound from season 2.

Oh good. Soon time for me to get to that.

zeke
06-25-2017, 01:47 PM
One of the top films ever made.

FIFY

Leafin'
06-25-2017, 03:58 PM
Watched Skull Island the other night. Pretty good movie. Surprised me that i actually liked it.

Tom Hiddleston is a stud.

Aberdeen
06-26-2017, 09:02 PM
Many might have hated it, but goddammit if Twin Peaks didn't have the most epic-insane hour in television history last night. I don't know how the f**k they got away with making this.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IKUeIEdRMY

LeafOfFaith
06-26-2017, 09:11 PM
I just don't get the David Lynch stuff. I really don't.

And this video is another example. Five minutes of a bomb going off in slo-mo? Why is that so interesting.

Aberdeen
06-26-2017, 09:27 PM
It's a visceral thing, looking into the horror of an atom bomb. You have to sort of let go of your left brain and let the experience wash over you. At least for me. It's like a painting, or poem. Not everyone let's that happen with art. Or it could just not be for you, which is fine also.

That "song" existed before the show. It's called "Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima". Lynch basically made a music video.

As an aside, you have to watch Lynch with headphones, or very good speakers. His sound editing is off the charts. Phone audio is atrocities and won't catch most of the deep rumbling and effects running through the show.

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SundinsTooth
06-27-2017, 07:48 AM
I just don't get the David Lynch stuff. I really don't.

And this video is another example. Five minutes of a bomb going off in slo-mo? Why is that so interesting.

He certainly isn't for everyone. It's ok.

JackBurton
06-27-2017, 07:33 PM
I just don't get the David Lynch stuff. I really don't.

And this video is another example. Five minutes of a bomb going off in slo-mo? Why is that so interesting.

He's at his best when he's not trying to be weird (Which is rare-Straight Story and Elephant Man). Although Blue Velvet is weird but I loved it.

Volcanologist
06-30-2017, 01:05 PM
Started the new Twin Peaks. I love it but I happen to enjoy Lynch and his endless scenes of weird-looking people staring at each other awkwardly, acid trip dream sequences, goofball characters, slowed down speech etc. Great to see Kyle McLachlan, Log Lady and the rest back on screen.

JackBurton
07-02-2017, 11:56 PM
Alien Covenant is pretty solid, But I was a fan of Prometheus and many disliked it. It certainly has much more "Action" than that film did and more gore. It really does have a big connected to Prometheus, so it's best to see that film at least once before seeing this one. I will say though, the "Twist" in Covenant is painfully predictable.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
07-03-2017, 12:07 AM
Got to say I really enjoyed Baby Driver. It was fun and has a great soundtrack.

zeke
07-03-2017, 01:08 AM
my nephew forced me to take him to pirates of caribeean 62.

how the hell do these movies keep getting made?

blkngldbabe
07-03-2017, 07:28 AM
I remember when the originals twin speaks was out, I could have sworn Kyle McLachlan and KD Lang were the same person.

Bleedsblue&white
07-03-2017, 09:08 AM
Alien Covenant is pretty solid, But I was a fan of Prometheus and many disliked it. It certainly has much more "Action" than that film did and more gore. It really does have a big connected to Prometheus, so it's best to see that film at least once before seeing this one. I will say though, the "Twist" in Covenant is painfully predictable.

Good. I like Promotheus as well, but I've always been a sucker for stuff like that.

JackBurton
07-03-2017, 09:11 AM
my nephew forced me to take him to pirates of caribeean 62.

how the hell do these movies keep getting made?

I am so bored of all these sequels/remakes. And all those Pirates movies are just way too long. I can't believe by the 5th they have not corrected that.

Bleedsblue&white
07-03-2017, 09:22 AM
I liked the one with the mermaids, but I honestly couldn't tell you what number it is in the series.

I get a bit of a kick at how dark they are, what with it being Disney and all, but they're also kind of confusing.

JackBurton
07-03-2017, 09:31 AM
One thing about them is Depp created an incredible, original character which you rarely see in movies.
I remember people scoffing when he received an Oscar nom for the first Pirates film. He deserved it 100%.

zeke
07-03-2017, 11:01 AM
i mean the barnacle and tentacle faces are always cool, at least.

Bleedsblue&white
07-03-2017, 11:08 AM
i mean the barnacle and tentacle faces are always cool, at least.

He's great, love his accent in the movies.

number17
07-03-2017, 10:10 PM
Depp was phenomenal in creating this character from thin air. I remember when they first showed early recording clips to Disney exec's they were going to fold the film, thinking Depp's portray of the main character as "some kind of a mix between a drunk and a gay man" was going to be a total disaster for box office, and only let the project go ahead because they would Orlando Bloom's character (Will Turner) was more 'conventional' and would save the movie.

Turns out Disney ended up with a successful franchise almost solely on Depp's creation of Jack Sparrow character.

Still, that was 10 years ago. The 1st POTC movie was fun and cool ... all subsequent sequels were confusing, slow, boring ... I actually saw this Pirates 5 movie cause my in-law gave us free tickets that had to be used by Thursday, and it was gonna be either Pirates 5 or the Mummy (which i heard is even worse). And I somehow thought this was a pre-quel about young Jack Sparrow and how he became the captain he was ... that wasn't really the case.

At least Pirates 5 is not overly long like previous POTC movies, and it probably is the 2nd best Pirates movie after the 1st one. Still, it's an extremely predictable movie, and I can't believe they are making the 6th one. I can't say the movie was 'bad', but it was a very forgettable 2 hours.

LeafOfFaith
07-03-2017, 10:26 PM
I can't stand Depp. Has anyone made more bad movies than that pretentious egomaniacal lunatic?

Just following what's coming out in his suit against his managers gives even more of a window into what a dbag he is.

Bleedsblue&white
07-04-2017, 08:59 AM
He's not all d-bag.
He keeps his Sparrow costume with him, does surprise stops at hospitals and the like...and does it without press.

Bleedsblue&white
07-04-2017, 09:00 AM
But I have no forgiveness in my heart for his part in The Lone Ranger.

LeafGm
07-04-2017, 09:05 AM
But I have no forgiveness in my heart for his part in The Lone Ranger.
Wasn't Depp's character in that movie basically just Jack Sparrow dressed up as a native caricature?

Aberdeen
07-04-2017, 09:15 AM
I have a soft spot in my heart for Pirates as background drinking movies.

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Artnes
07-04-2017, 09:33 AM
Wasn't Depp's character in that movie basically just Jack Sparrow dressed up as a native caricature?

I think his shtick has stuck with him now. Similar to Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman.

It follows them to every movie. Sometimes they find a character that is works perfectly for. Others not so much

zeke
07-04-2017, 09:41 AM
eh you gotta love depp.

he could have gone the teen idol prettyface hero route but never did.

LeafOfFaith
07-04-2017, 11:04 AM
He's a loon who has to be buried in a costume in every role, and who flat out makes terrible movies.

leafman101
07-04-2017, 11:06 AM
Great actor, but he clearly chased some big money roles along the way to maintain that crazy lifestyle.

zeke
07-04-2017, 11:36 AM
nah, Depp is legit, despite the current pirates money grab.

starting off with Gilbert Grape and Benny & Joon.

killed it in Donnie Brasco. great in Fear and Loathing.

then Chocolat, From Hell, and of course Finding Neverland made me weep uncontrollably.

LeafGm
07-04-2017, 11:48 AM
nah, Depp is legit, despite the current pirates money grab.

starting off with Gilbert Grape and Benny & Joon.

killed it in Donnie Brasco. great in Fear and Loathing.

then Chocolat, From Hell, and of course Finding Neverland made me weep uncontrollably.
I'm sensing a pattern in the movies you named:

What's Eating Gilbert Grape - 1993
Benny & Joon - 1993
Donnie Brasco - 1997
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - 1998
Chocolat - 2000
From Hell - 2001
Finding Neverland - 2004


No doubt that Deep was a great actor, who used to take on good roles.

But the last dozen years or so, it's been a wasteland of repeated Pirates of the Caribbean movies and flops.

zeke
07-04-2017, 11:52 AM
yep.

zeke
07-04-2017, 11:53 AM
but of course there haven't been any good movies in the last decade so we can't blame depp for that.

#offmylawnkid

Bleedsblue&white
07-04-2017, 12:22 PM
He killed it in John Wick.

Bleedsblue&white
07-04-2017, 12:22 PM
:smile(21):

number17
07-04-2017, 01:28 PM
I'm sensing a pattern in the movies you named:

What's Eating Gilbert Grape - 1993
Benny & Joon - 1993
Donnie Brasco - 1997
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - 1998
Chocolat - 2000
From Hell - 2001
Finding Neverland - 2004


No doubt that Deep was a great actor, who used to take on good roles.

But the last dozen years or so, it's been a wasteland of repeated Pirates of the Caribbean movies and flops.I disagree. I think he was pretty good in 22 Jump Street :)

MyNameIsJonas
07-04-2017, 01:35 PM
Worst thing to happen to Depp is Tim ****ing Burton.

I'm sure Helena Bonham Carter is good too, but **** him, her, and him again for casting her in every wierdo movie he ****ing makes.

MyNameIsJonas
07-04-2017, 01:36 PM
If you want unintentionally hilarious Depp

Secret Window is a crime against cinema

zeke
07-04-2017, 01:39 PM
eh, scissorhands was like his big break. Burton was great for him.

but I forgot about his best roles.

Cry Baby

and Nightmare on Elm Street.

MyNameIsJonas
07-04-2017, 01:40 PM
eh, scissorhands was like his big break. Burton was great for him.

but I forgot about his best roles.

Cry Baby

and Nightmare on Elm Street.

1 movie doesn't forgive a mess of shit

MyNameIsJonas
07-04-2017, 01:41 PM
That Willy Wonka remake was painful

BG
07-04-2017, 02:49 PM
Rum Diaries was pretty good.

JackBurton
07-04-2017, 08:51 PM
I think his shtick has stuck with him now. Similar to Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman.

It follows them to every movie. Sometimes they find a character that is works perfectly for. Others not so much

Bateman just plays the exact same character, even in dramas. It's a pretty easy thing he has going.
Last time he stretched as an actor was in Hogan Family when his mom burned in a fire. (One of those 80's "Very Special" episodes).

JackBurton
07-04-2017, 08:54 PM
Depp is pretty fascinating actually,. For years he would not star in big budget films. Until Pirates made a billion and he started getting offers for 30 million to do the sequels. (Even in that movie he was a character actor)All that money made him go insane. He seemed to have a more normal life withtout all that cash.

His early films with Burton are great. I loved Ed Wood.

Volcanologist
07-04-2017, 09:29 PM
I can't blame him for taking huge 8 figure sums to do the pirate shit. he's already proven he's a legit actor.

hell, Anthony Hopkins is in the new Transformers for ****'s sake. Somebody offers you a huge cheque, you're probably going to take it.

LeafGm
07-04-2017, 10:14 PM
I can't blame him for taking huge 8 figure sums to do the pirate shit. he's already proven he's a legit actor.

hell, Anthony Hopkins is in the new Transformers for ****'s sake. Somebody offers you a huge cheque, you're probably going to take it.
I don't blame actors for chasing paycheques.

What always comes to mind is a quote I heard from Michael Caine about some flop of a movie he got paid big bucks for.

Something along the lines of "I've still never seen the movie, but I see the house it bought every day."

Sill, I have a lot more respect for actors like Caine (and Anthony Hopkins, for that matter) that still mix in amazing performances in great films with the obvious straight-up money-grabs, instead of guys like Depp & DeNiro, who've been mailing it in for at least a decade.

Hoss
07-04-2017, 10:26 PM
What's the last good Anthony Hopkins film? Silence?? During that time deniro was making goodfellas 1990. Cape fear 1991 (same year as silence). Casino and heat 1995 etc. They both seem to take a turn in the 2000's. But it ain't all bad for the both.


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zeke
07-04-2017, 10:27 PM
he's a perfect Odin.

LeafOfFaith
07-04-2017, 10:39 PM
Westworld, kiddos, Westworld.

Acting tour de force on that show.

LeafGm
07-04-2017, 10:41 PM
Yeah, looking back through his IMDB, I guess Hopkins hasn't really been involved in many great flicks since the turn of the century.

He was brilliant in Westworld, though.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
07-04-2017, 11:29 PM
Westworld, kiddos, Westworld.

Acting tour de force on that show.

+1

LeafOfFaith
07-05-2017, 12:10 AM
I'd be willing to bet he's going to be on it again too.

There's no way that wasn't his bot that got killed in the end.

leaffan2005
07-05-2017, 06:34 AM
What's the last good Anthony Hopkins film? Silence?? During that time deniro was making goodfellas 1990. Cape fear 1991 (same year as silence). Casino and heat 1995 etc. They both seem to take a turn in the 2000's. But it ain't all bad for the both.


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He was good in Fracture and Mask of Zorro.

worm
07-05-2017, 11:23 AM
I'm sensing a pattern in the movies you named:

What's Eating Gilbert Grape - 1993
Benny & Joon - 1993
Donnie Brasco - 1997
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - 1998
Chocolat - 2000
From Hell - 2001
Finding Neverland - 2004


No doubt that Deep was a great actor, who used to take on good roles.

But the last dozen years or so, it's been a wasteland of repeated Pirates of the Caribbean movies and flops.

Blow and the first Pirate were really good.

Not sure he makes those really good movies now but a lot of decent ones.
Willy Wonka, Corpse Bride, Alice in Wonderland, Public Enemies, Black Mass, etc were good.

Kritter
07-05-2017, 06:39 PM
Anyone know where i can get torrents for the current season of "House of Cards" ?

worm
07-06-2017, 12:41 PM
just use the free month of netflix
i think that it still a thing

LeafGm
07-06-2017, 12:55 PM
I'm sure it's on the usual torrent sites (Pirate Bay, etc.).

But yeah...it's like what, eight bucks to stream it in HD legally? Just pay up.

number17
07-06-2017, 01:17 PM
Yes ... if anything, support for Netflix is what stimulates and pushes the whole movie / tv industry to improve and think out of the box. I find the $9 a month quite worth it as I can watch Netflix all day long ... I don't think I've run out of stuffs to watch on Netflix for the past year+

LeafOfFaith
07-06-2017, 02:29 PM
I've actually never had Netflix and assumed that literally everything was on it.

But lately a lot of people have told me that there's a ton of stuff that isn't on it, which shocked me.

worm
07-06-2017, 02:34 PM
lol

MindzEye
07-06-2017, 02:35 PM
The algorithm only shows you a small fraction of the netflix database (especially in the US). I tend to use the suggestions to mine ideas, and then hit the search function. Monstrous amounts of content, even just on the Canadian database.

Aberdeen
07-06-2017, 02:35 PM
You sound like my grandmother

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BG
07-12-2017, 09:55 AM
Watched Hacksaw Ridge last night, good movie but not sold on all of it's Oscar hype. I found it rather hilarious that the most American actor in the movie was Vince Vaghn. The rest are English and Australian including Hugo Weaving and Sam Worthington all faking Southern accents. A quick look confirmed that it was filmed in Australia with a mainly Australian cast and crew in order to qualify for Film tax credits.

worm
07-12-2017, 10:52 AM
Pretty much thought the exact same thing. Cool story but it was no La La Land....I mean Moonlight.

worm
07-12-2017, 10:54 AM
Signed up for the free trial of Amazon Prime yesterday. The Amazon TV is pretty bad...it does not work on must devices. I will watch a few of the shows through the laptop but not bother keeping it after the trial.

UWHabs
07-12-2017, 11:32 AM
Signed up for the free trial of Amazon Prime yesterday. The Amazon TV is pretty bad...it does not work on must devices. I will watch a few of the shows through the laptop but not bother keeping it after the trial.

Yeah, signed up too. Sad that it has no chromecast support, so gotta stream my whole browser. Will likely just watch man in high castle and American Gods as I've read both books.

worm
07-12-2017, 12:34 PM
Yeah, signed up too. Sad that it has no chromecast support, so gotta stream my whole browser. Will likely just watch man in high castle and American Gods as I've read both books.

pretty much what i am thinking
watch those quickly and cancel

worm
07-19-2017, 10:49 AM
Big Sick was wonderful. Easily the best movie of 2017...so far.

BG
07-19-2017, 01:59 PM
Oh god, I'm a nerd.

If you're a fan of Dan Harmon (Community, Rick and Morty) - check out Harmonquest.

It's broadcast on Seeso (whatever that is), but I've found the episodes (10 in season 1) on Youtube and the torrent sites.

From the wiki:


HarmonQuest is an American adult animation/live improvisation television show created by Dan Harmon. The show is part animated, part live action. Dan Harmon and comedians Erin McGathy, Jeff B. Davis, along with game master Spencer Crittenden, perform a fantasy roleplaying campaign in front of a live audience at Victory Studios in Glendale, CA

worm
07-24-2017, 12:19 PM
I was expecting more out of Dunkirk.

I really liked the "boat" part.

JackBurton
07-24-2017, 07:46 PM
I was expecting more out of Dunkirk.

I really liked the "boat" part.

Same here. It did not grab me like I hoped it would. Good movie, but not nearly as good as the critics are saying.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
07-24-2017, 08:02 PM
I had that wanting more feeling from Dunkirk as well. I mean, it's a good film but I was expecting more from it.

JackBurton
07-24-2017, 08:10 PM
That Bladerunner 2049 trailer made me hard. Looks amazing.

Leafin'
07-24-2017, 08:12 PM
Watched Wonder Woman the other night. Cheesy horrendous CGI ruined it for me. Especially that last fight scene. Cool concept for an introduction to a character but i was put off by the cgi.

Aberdeen
07-24-2017, 08:20 PM
That Bladerunner 2049 trailer made me hard. Looks amazing.Ya this. If nothing else they appear to have nailed the aesthetic and sound.

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LeafOfFaith
07-24-2017, 10:22 PM
Man, Justice League is looking like another over-CGIed turd straight from the mold of Batman v. Superman.

MindzEye
07-25-2017, 12:07 AM
Man, Justice League is looking like another over-CGIed turd straight from the mold of Batman v. Superman.

You were expecting a live action movie about the justice league?

If the marvel flicks have taught us anything it's that as long as there is an actual story in there and it's not shit, heavy cgi doesn't hurt storytelling at all.

MyNameIsJonas
07-25-2017, 12:17 AM
You were expecting a live action movie about the justice league?

If the marvel flicks have taught us anything it's that as long as there is an actual story in there and it's not shit, heavy cgi doesn't hurt storytelling at all.

No but it doesn't save awful storytelling, which i think is a theory DC people have had for sometime.

Suicide Squad was so bad

LeafOfFaith
07-25-2017, 12:20 AM
You were expecting a live action movie about the justice league?

If the marvel flicks have taught us anything it's that as long as there is an actual story in there and it's not shit, heavy cgi doesn't hurt storytelling at all.

It's OVER-CGIed. Usually it's just the last 20 minutes that is video game meyhem fight scenes. But it looks like this whole film is just fx. That's just one critique. The previews look like complete shit overall.

How could they **** these films up so bad? Embarrassing.

UWHabs
07-25-2017, 09:30 AM
It's OVER-CGIed. Usually it's just the last 20 minutes that is video game meyhem fight scenes. But it looks like this whole film is just fx. That's just one critique. The previews look like complete shit overall.

How could they **** these films up so bad? Embarrassing.

Yeah, I think a large part of why the Marvel ones have worked well is that a large part of them are about the characters. It's not just about them constantly fighting the big bad. I mean, there's still a chance that the trailer is more action-focused and the actual movie won't be quite as bad, but it's not a good sign.

Habsy
07-25-2017, 09:34 AM
It's OVER-CGIed. Usually it's just the last 20 minutes that is video game meyhem fight scenes. But it looks like this whole film is just fx. That's just one critique. The previews look like complete shit overall.

How could they **** these films up so bad? Embarrassing.You're getting old.

Kids seem to love that crap.

I agree with you BTW but those movies are geared for kids bugging their parents to take them.

Bleedsblue&white
07-25-2017, 10:55 AM
I don't know about habsy...lots of us grew up with these comics...I think there is a fare number of guys dragging their kids along.


....yeah, I said guys; I'm thinking of a certain demographic in the 70's and 80's, and girls back then just weren't as into it.

zeke
07-25-2017, 11:13 AM
never forget the importance of the asian market.

LeafOfFaith
07-25-2017, 11:18 AM
Yeah, I think they have as many fans our age as they do kids that never even read the comics. It's why the box office take is so insane.

And while I'm sure the mindless masses love two hours of silly chaos, I bet they'd love a good story more.

The Nolan Batman movies are still the gold standard.

zeke
07-25-2017, 11:24 AM
asian box office for transformers >>>>

number17
07-25-2017, 12:00 PM
Trying to decide between Dunkirk, Spiderman and Planet of the Apes for date night with my wife this week ... Dunkirk doesn't sound like a 'date movie' and I just don't have a great desire to watch Spiderman ... so we'll go watch the apes I think

BG
07-25-2017, 12:20 PM
Anyone seen Valerian? Any good?

Hoss
07-25-2017, 12:27 PM
Planet of the Apes was very good.

A very strong religious overtone and references to Apocalypse now, The Great Escape, The ten commandments, The Holocaust and slavery but the fact that the vast majority of the movie is completely focused on the apes was very good. The effects really made it that you are watching great acting from the apes even if you are sometimes reading subtitles.

Loved the intro of the new character even if he was introduced for some comic relief.
It's a darker movie, maybe your "date" won't find it as "uplifting" as other movies.

MindzEye
07-25-2017, 12:31 PM
Trying to decide between Dunkirk, Spiderman and Planet of the Apes for date night with my wife this week ... Dunkirk doesn't sound like a 'date movie' and I just don't have a great desire to watch Spiderman ... so we'll go watch the apes I think

As a life long Spidey fan who was pumped to see Marvel back at the helm of the franchise....it was good, but just good. It was fun seeing Spidey before he's legitimately competent, but most Spidey fans do prefer the shit talking acrobat. This is fairly light hearted, but the pacing in the middle is a bit meh. They overplay the awkward teen angle a bit much for me, but I'm 38 years old and clearly not the target audience for a 15 yr old Spidey.

Thank god it wasn't another origin story though, I don't think I could have handled seeing Uncle Ben get shot again.

oscarheyman
07-25-2017, 12:37 PM
You're getting old.

Kids seem to love that crap.

I agree with you BTW but those movies are geared for kids bugging their parents to take them.
Toys/merchandise = $$$$$

Plus pure action/CGI uber heavy movies seem to have a better chance in the foreign markets (little to be lost in translation). The crap that is the Transformers movie franchise is an example.

number17
07-25-2017, 01:55 PM
Planet of the Apes was very good.

A very strong religious overtone and references to Apocalypse now, The Great Escape, The ten commandments, The Holocaust and slavery but the fact that the vast majority of the movie is completely focused on the apes was very good. The effects really made it that you are watching great acting from the apes even if you are sometimes reading subtitles.

Loved the intro of the new character even if he was introduced for some comic relief.
It's a darker movie, maybe your "date" won't find it as "uplifting" as other movies.I'm sold. I'll tell my wife apes it is for date movie night. :)

number17
07-25-2017, 01:56 PM
As a life long Spidey fan who was pumped to see Marvel back at the helm of the franchise....it was good, but just good. It was fun seeing Spidey before he's legitimately competent, but most Spidey fans do prefer the shit talking acrobat. This is fairly light hearted, but the pacing in the middle is a bit meh. They overplay the awkward teen angle a bit much for me, but I'm 38 years old and clearly not the target audience for a 15 yr old Spidey.

Thank god it wasn't another origin story though, I don't think I could have handled seeing Uncle Ben get shot again.Me a Spidey fan as well, but I seriously think I have watched TOO MANY Spidey movies over the past 10 years. I will eventually watch this one, most probably in the theatre ... but with better choices out there I'll watch it another time.

LeafGm
07-25-2017, 02:03 PM
Yeah, they've rebooted Spider-Man so many times in the last 10-15 years alone that I've completely lost interest in the character.

LeafOfFaith
07-25-2017, 02:28 PM
Me too. I also would love to see an adult spidey with a great actor and script. The kiddy spidey isn't that interesting to me either anymore.

Bleedsblue&white
07-25-2017, 02:42 PM
It's too bad I guess that they have done Spidey so many times...cause this is the best one by far; We'll see what the next stand-alone is like, but so far so better than the rest.

Hoss
07-25-2017, 04:34 PM
Even my son (who's ten) said he didn't want to see it because he's not that into it as the other super hero movies.

MyNameIsJonas
07-25-2017, 04:46 PM
I'm just as done with Spidey as i am Planet of the Apes

Hoss
07-25-2017, 05:08 PM
The last three planet of the apes are really good... The last two in particular


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07-25-2017, 05:09 PM
The last three planet of the apes are really good... The last two in particular


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I'm sure they are, i just dont care

UWHabs
07-25-2017, 05:10 PM
I saw Spiderman, and would agree with the above. Good movie, but compared to the other superhero movies, it's not like it was one of these "OMG must watch opening weekend" type flicks.

MindzEye
07-25-2017, 05:48 PM
I'm just as done with Spidey as i am Planet of the Apes

Sure, but you're waiting for "Gay Cowboys Eating Pudding" 8 to come out.

MindzEye
07-25-2017, 05:49 PM
Me too. I also would love to see an adult spidey with a great actor and script. The kiddy spidey isn't that interesting to me either anymore.

No CGI and all wire work, right?

oscarheyman
07-25-2017, 06:42 PM
No CGI and all wire work, right?

Already been done...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUcktiQxC9Q

MyNameIsJonas
07-25-2017, 06:43 PM
Sure, but you're waiting for "Gay Cowboys Eating Pudding" 8 to come out.

Gerard Depardieu just signed on for that and their cinematographer is outstanding, excellent at contrasting backgrounds.

LeafOfFaith
07-25-2017, 07:56 PM
No CGI and all wire work, right?

You keep misunderstanding.

I hate the comic movies that inevitably devolve into a pure CGI battle scene for like the last 20-30 minutes of the movie. The first Transformers was the first that I recall doing that, and though I hated the film from top to bottom, it became almost unbearable when it was just all out war and the images are literally too fast to even make out as you're watching. Then Avengers memorably did it, where it was a full on cartoon for a lengthy stretch. Batman v. Superman again, with that idiotic Doomsday battle. It's so formulaic, and the formula is utter shit.

Game of Thrones uses CGI, but tastefully, in moderation, and elegantly. There's a story. There isn't just chaos topping off a totally shitty, unoriginal piece of shit story. The Nolan Batman films were as good as it got. Not sure I can even really recall any FX in those, other than a bit in the last one.

Justice League looks like another shitty chapter in a long line of these plot-less films that exist only to rapidly hurl undistinguishable objects through the screen at you while blowing your eardrums out. There is no scene in the trailer that looks good. From the CGI heavy ones like Aquaman dropping an alien through the roof of a building and riding out the first floor like he surfed a wave through the door, to the "funny" ones like the Flash hanging out with Gordon after everyone else disappears. It's just so ugly, so corny. Crap.

So yeah, I wish they'd do a Spiderman film along the lines of the Nolan Batman movies where the subject matter is pretty serious, it's a likeable and believable SpiderMAN (not a Tobey Faguire or Garfield), and it isn't just endless fight scenes with things blowing up everywhere.

I suppose I have exited their demographic because I'm also 38 and it has probably passed me by, but arguably the best comic book movies ever were steeped in drama and adult themes, and it would be nice to see at least some of the films return to that model.

I'd love to use Logan as another example, but I haven't seen it yet and have heard amazing things.

Deckie007
07-25-2017, 08:05 PM
Sure, but you're waiting for "Gay Cowboys Eating Pudding" 8 to come out.

almost choked on my cider

Bleedsblue&white
07-25-2017, 08:10 PM
Now there's a euphemism I've never heard.

JackBurton
07-25-2017, 08:49 PM
never forget the importance of the asian market.

Yup. The Mummy is actually a big hit thanks to it.

Habsy
07-25-2017, 10:27 PM
Sure, but you're waiting for "Gay Cowboys Eating Pudding" 8 to come out.They must be from Chicago.

Habsy
07-25-2017, 10:28 PM
I've seen the new Apes and Spidey, haven't seen Dunkirk yet. Spidey was ok, Apes was awesome.

MindzEye
07-26-2017, 01:32 AM
You keep misunderstanding.

Nah, I keep ****ing with you. Subtle difference.


I hate the comic movies that inevitably devolve into a pure CGI battle scene for like the last 20-30 minutes of the movie. The first Transformers was the first that I recall doing that, and though I hated the film from top to bottom, it became almost unbearable when it was just all out war and the images are literally too fast to even make out as you're watching. Then Avengers memorably did it, where it was a full on cartoon for a lengthy stretch. Batman v. Superman again, with that idiotic Doomsday battle. It's so formulaic, and the formula is utter shit.

Well yes, when a story revolves around characters that can perform absolutely incredible physical/mystical feats, it's going to require CGI. Doctor Strange without CGI is just a guy in fancy pijamas waving his hands around appropriating Asian culture. Also an excellent story though. The amount of CGI doesn't have an inverse relationship to the quality of the story. It just doesn't make up for a shitty story. But nobody argues that it does.

With that said, in those stories lacking in quality storylines (BvS is an excellent example here), the CGI battles are very, very clearly the pay off for putting down your 13 bucks, and are usually pretty entertaining.


Game of Thrones uses CGI, but tastefully, in moderation, and elegantly.

Mainly due to lack of budget...they want to do a lot more CGI.


The Nolan Batman films were as good as it got. Not sure I can even really recall any FX in those, other than a bit in the last one.

Well yeah, it's about a guy, in a suit with fancy tools. You don't need CGI to show what Batman can do. With that said, the amount of stroking the Nolan Batman trilogy gets is borderline nauseating. There are plot holes you can drive a tank through in all of them, that we all ignore because suspension of belief is a hallmark of comic book movies. They were excellent flicks, but let's not make them out to be something they're not. They're more realistic because Batman is a more realistic character to work with (for obvious reasons).



So yeah, I wish they'd do a Spiderman film along the lines of the Nolan Batman movies where the subject matter is pretty serious, it's a likeable and believable SpiderMAN (not a Tobey Faguire or Garfield), and it isn't just endless fight scenes with things blowing up everywhere.

Where I agree on the Spider"man" bit, I disagree with doing a Nolanized version of Spidey. We've already had the prevailing Spiderman themes beat to death in previous runs at the character (thus my uncle Ben comment). Easily the best parts of the previous Spiderman attempts was Spidey doing what he does best, shit talking while fighting over powered villains. There's no reason to get dark and gritty with Spidey.


I'd love to use Logan as another example, but I haven't seen it yet and have heard amazing things.

Logan is a character built for that treatment though, and the source material for it (Old Man Logan) is a great story. Logan being something of a tortured soul (existing in an odd duality with his indestructible body) sets up for that type of adult themed treatment. Not all comic book characters have that, shit, most of them don't. There's nothing wrong with that.

MindzEye
07-26-2017, 01:37 AM
almost choked on my cider

Was hoping someone was going to get the South Park reference. It wasn't just another gay joke.

LeafOfFaith
07-26-2017, 07:36 PM
Well yes, when a story revolves around characters that can perform absolutely incredible physical/mystical feats, it's going to require CGI. Doctor Strange without CGI is just a guy in fancy pijamas waving his hands around appropriating Asian culture. Also an excellent story though. The amount of CGI doesn't have an inverse relationship to the quality of the story. It just doesn't make up for a shitty story. But nobody argues that it does.

With that said, in those stories lacking in quality storylines (BvS is an excellent example here), the CGI battles are very, very clearly the pay off for putting down your 13 bucks, and are usually pretty entertaining.

Those CGI battles aren't worth ten cents when the story is complete trash. Even the CGI sequences are garbage. Yeah, Doomsday is going to have a tough time incinerating Batman in close quarters. I mean, come the **** on. That was terrible. It actually made a bad movie even worse. There's no payoff for putting down money to see these types of films, not for me at least.




Mainly due to lack of budget...they want to do a lot more CGI.

I'm sure every production would like to have a larger budget to do more of everything. I don't think GOT is hurting in the budget department. In fact, I know they're not.




Well yeah, it's about a guy, in a suit with fancy tools. You don't need CGI to show what Batman can do. With that said, the amount of stroking the Nolan Batman trilogy gets is borderline nauseating. There are plot holes you can drive a tank through in all of them, that we all ignore because suspension of belief is a hallmark of comic book movies. They were excellent flicks, but let's not make them out to be something they're not. They're more realistic because Batman is a more realistic character to work with (for obvious reasons).

You don't think they could do Batman films with a ton more CGI? They could have Clayface as a villain, they could have Bats ziplining across the city scape like Spidey if they wanted. Sure, given that he's not superhuman, they don't need to, but that's beside the point. They don't need to have mindless 30 minute battle sequences bookended by terrible storytelling just because the characters have powers. I bet the viewing public enjoys seeing Bruce Wayne, Peter Parker, and Tony Stark almost as much as their alter egos. Build a strong story around these rich characters, rather than just showcase their powers with shitty FX.



Where I agree on the Spider"man" bit, I disagree with doing a Nolanized version of Spidey. We've already had the prevailing Spiderman themes beat to death in previous runs at the character (thus my uncle Ben comment). Easily the best parts of the previous Spiderman attempts was Spidey doing what he does best, shit talking while fighting over powered villains. There's no reason to get dark and gritty with Spidey.

You don't always have to have the colorful G-rated Spidey either. The storylines of the 80s Spiderman books were amazingly adult and in some ways dark. Kingpin, Hobgoblin, the Rose, Kraven. These were some of the best Spidey stories ever. I 10000% agree that I never need to see another take on the Uncle Ben story ever again, but there are so many awesome types of stories they could tell that don't need to be tied to that. They could do an organized crime story with amped up villains and realistic family/friend ties weaved in.




Logan is a character built for that treatment though, and the source material for it (Old Man Logan) is a great story. Logan being something of a tortured soul (existing in an odd duality with his indestructible body) sets up for that type of adult themed treatment. Not all comic book characters have that, shit, most of them don't. There's nothing wrong with that.

There's nothing wrong with it. They don't all need to be moody and dark. Just as they don't all need to be packed with explosions and nuclear bombs and endless fight sequences.

JackBurton
07-28-2017, 09:36 PM
I'm watching the new Netflix show, Ozark, but I'm not really digging it thus far.

fergy57
07-28-2017, 10:04 PM
I enjoy Jason Bateman for some reason, so I'm not hating it as much as I thought I would.

hairnova
07-28-2017, 10:56 PM
I like it.

number17
07-29-2017, 07:45 AM
Watched "War for the planet of the apes" the other day, and while I think it's a good movie it wasn't 'awesome' to me ... to me, the problem with the movie is it focuses only on what happens on the apes side, and very little does it talk about the human side. You don't really get the fear of the human species, especially facing potentially extinct of humanity. I do think the movie is really cool for those who have watched (or at least know about) the original POTA series, because there's a LOT of references / explanation of why things are the way they are when the POTA series starts.

And there will be a 4th installment of this franchise too, so I guess they did pretty good with the 3rd one too. To me though, the 3rd one is the one I enjoy the least behind the first 2.

Habsy
07-29-2017, 09:29 AM
I'm expecting focus to switch to the human side moving forward. It's the logical progression.

TheCountofMonteCristo
08-02-2017, 02:46 PM
I'm expecting focus to switch to the human side moving forward. It's the logical progression.

I wonder if they will show how humans stopped talking etc

Face it though, the apes viewpoint is far more interesting

Habsy
08-04-2017, 10:13 PM
Just watched Ghost in the Shell. Wow that sucked.

MyNameIsJonas
08-04-2017, 10:29 PM
After taking forever to get into the Leftovers, i did and wow, im a moron for waiting.

Also, just started Six Feet Under after probably not being able to appreciate it when it came out

Volcanologist
08-04-2017, 10:31 PM
Just watched Ghost in the Shell. Wow that sucked.

yeah, it was awful.

MindzEye
08-04-2017, 10:54 PM
Yeah, really bad. I was disappointed, the source material was pretty good.

number17
08-05-2017, 03:28 PM
Most times when a Japanese anime falls into the hands of Hollywood, it ends up completely ruining the material. I can't remember 1 that worked, except maybe Edge of Tomorrow. I expect Death Note (which is one of my favorite manga ... the original animation is OK but not as good as the comics) by Netflix to be a total disaster too.

MindzEye
08-05-2017, 03:44 PM
They'll probably **** Akira up too, whenever they get around to it and as far as anime goes, Akira is about as hollywood ready as anything. It's dystopian, it has futuristic biker gangs, it has a legitimately decent story to work with on top of the fantastic potential for crazy CGI shit. You can develop characters on a ****ed up futuristic back drop with enough action to get blockbuster movie crowds happy.

Somehow they'll manage to **** it up though.

Jordan Peele was the last name attached to in the media, and that sounds like a match made in hell unless he was a massive anime or Japanese cinema fan.

JackBurton
08-05-2017, 05:14 PM
The original Ghost in the Shell I had no idea what the hell was going on.

Hoss
08-05-2017, 10:09 PM
Yeah that's my problem with anime. I can't follow so many of them. Akira was a complete blur when I was younger


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Aberdeen
08-06-2017, 06:32 AM
Blame! On Netflix was pretty good.

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Aberdeen
08-11-2017, 12:23 PM
This looks like the bomb to me. https://youtu.be/kPpXFnHoC-0

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JackBurton
08-11-2017, 09:04 PM
Saw a sneak peak of Wind River last night. Best film I've seen of 2017. It is very, very good. Loved the acting from Renner and Olsen (She surprised me a lot. I thought she'd be the weak-link from the trailer). The story was a little dark and depressing at times, but it's a gripping thriller. Highly recommended.

LeafOfFaith
08-11-2017, 09:39 PM
You kidding? Whether Mary-Kate or Ashley, they always deliver the goods.

I mean, "you got it, dude"?? Come on.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
08-11-2017, 09:54 PM
You kidding? Whether Mary-Kate or Ashley, they always deliver the goods.

I mean, "you got it, dude"?? Come on.

It's there younger sister Elizabeth. She is actually a pretty good actress.

LeafOfFaith
08-11-2017, 11:56 PM
Haha, I'm aware.

MapleLeafBlueJayBoy
08-12-2017, 04:54 AM
Haha, I'm aware.

Just making sure.

JackBurton
08-13-2017, 09:09 AM
John Wick: Chapter 2 is the best action film since Fury Road. It's great fun. And it sets-up chapter 3 in a great way.

JackBurton
08-20-2017, 12:52 PM
The murder of Laci Peterson on A&E is really good. Too bad it's not available all at once I would binge it.
That case is the one high profile one over the years where I have some doubt Peterson did it. And no way should anyone get the death penalty with no murder weapon, witnesses, DNA evidence, or the ability of the prosecution to say how and when the victim died.
Not sure cheating and showing no emotion is enough evidence for what he got.

JackBurton
08-20-2017, 02:28 PM
Jerry Lewis has died at 91. Now can we see the Clown who cried?

number17
08-21-2017, 11:10 AM
So I watched "The Defenders" episode 1 and then I stopped.

It was SO bad. Can anyone who finished the series tell me if it's even worth continuing?

I loved Jessica Jones, and Daredevil series. The Iron Fist is REALLY bad, Luke Cage was ok ... not great, but worth the time.

But it seems like The Defenders is very much following the Iron Fist instead of DD or JJ

Habspatrol
08-21-2017, 01:54 PM
So I watched "The Defenders" episode 1 and then I stopped.

It was SO bad. Can anyone who finished the series tell me if it's even worth continuing?

I loved Jessica Jones, and Daredevil series. The Iron Fist is REALLY bad, Luke Cage was ok ... not great, but worth the time.

But it seems like The Defenders is very much following the Iron Fist instead of DD or JJ

I'm through 7 episodes... it gets better but it's not great. They do focus more on Daredevil as is goes on. It's fairly disappointing though.

UWHabs
08-21-2017, 02:07 PM
I'm through 7 episodes... it gets better but it's not great. They do focus more on Daredevil as is goes on. It's fairly disappointing though.

I'm through 4 episodes I think, and yeah, it's fun enough but not earth-shattering yet. Danny is still really annoying, but I'm enjoying it enough. And it's only 8 episodes so even if it kind of sucks it's not a big deal.

MindzEye
08-21-2017, 03:58 PM
Iron Fist's action sequences have at least gotten a lot better. I can live with him openly proclaiming himself as the ****ing Immortal Iron fist to everyone who shouldn't have a clue what that is if he can at least fight, which thankfully he appears to be legitimately good at now.

I still think they made a pretty significant mistake picking this twat to play IF. They were pretty much spot on with the other 3 though. I don't have much time for the Colleen Wing wing character/actress either. Basically the entire IF portion of this show is weighing it down imo.

DD/Stick/Elektra is still the most compelling aspect of this. Luke Cage & JJ keeps doing what they do. I enjoy JJ more as part of an ensemble, than I did carrying her own show. Foggy is still the most punchable **** in the entire endeavour, narrowly edging out Danny Rand for that honour.

Aberdeen
08-21-2017, 05:37 PM
It has a terrible finale. Really need to upgrade their fight choreography.

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