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Re: Movies: Any movie buffs?
« Reply #200 on: October 27, 2014, 08:14:48 am »
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I saw the Maze Runner. It has decent enough tomatoes, but I'm not sure it's that good a movie. The interaction and mystery at the beginning was pretty good. They tried to explain what was happening at the end, but I don't think it really succeeded. I may need to look up fan sites to see what was trying to be conveyed. Maybe this was just an unsuccessful translation of the book.

I felt kind of weird that my wife and I were the only adults in the audience. A lot of teenaged girls apparently want to see this movie. I can't complain, though. They were actually quiet during the film, which exceeds my expectations.
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« Reply #201 on: October 28, 2014, 08:43:30 am »
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So, my thoughts on Interstellar and the way the studio is handling the release:

169 minutes. I guess theaters only need to show it 3 times per day. It's called editing, cut out the one hour of flat dialogue in the middle.

Early release on FILM or IMAX. Okay, so the industry pushes exhibitors to change to digital projection, and is now rewarding those who did not? Unless you are paying an IMAX license, so XD, RPX, and any other large format digital screens are SOL.

4-Week minimum hold. Are you kidding me? Smaller venues are going to be stuck with this picture during the thanksgiving release week? And if it fails, what then? I sense no studio confidence in the film to carry itself.

Man, I already had no expectations for this movie, I don't need any other reasons to doubt it. Give me two showings of Big Hero 6 any day over this.
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« Reply #202 on: October 28, 2014, 09:53:31 am »
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So, my thoughts on Interstellar and the way the studio is handling the release:

169 minutes. I guess theaters only need to show it 3 times per day. It's called editing, cut out the one hour of flat dialogue in the middle.

Early release on FILM or IMAX. Okay, so the industry pushes exhibitors to change to digital projection, and is now rewarding those who did not? Unless you are paying an IMAX license, so XD, RPX, and any other large format digital screens are SOL.

4-Week minimum hold. Are you kidding me? Smaller venues are going to be stuck with this picture during the thanksgiving release week? And if it fails, what then? I sense no studio confidence in the film to carry itself.

Man, I already had no expectations for this movie, I don't need any other reasons to doubt it. Give me two showings of Big Hero 6 any day over this.

What?  I haven't seen the movie, but I would not want a movie like this cutting out dialogue.  I don't see a problem with 169 minutes from a viewer standpoint. 

Though I take it you're talking more from a film business standpoint. 
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« Reply #203 on: October 28, 2014, 10:55:16 am »
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The other 109 minutes are also mostly dialogue. As I understand it, this just feels like Contact 2014.
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« Reply #204 on: October 28, 2014, 11:07:13 am »
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I'm okay with that.  I want dialogue in movies.  Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight are entirely dialogue and (I think) some of the best movies made.
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« Reply #205 on: October 28, 2014, 11:21:19 am »
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What?  I haven't seen the movie, but I would not want a movie like this cutting out dialogue.  I don't see a problem with 169 minutes from a viewer standpoint. 

Depends on the dialogue. I felt that Death Proof was far too long of a movie (and it was only half of one!). The dialogue really dragged on, and I was so bored of it. And this is coming from someone who enjoys Tarantino's quirky dialogues. I was cool with the diner scene of Reservoir Dogs, the Thurman/Travolta banter in Pulp Fiction, and the Nazi monologue at the beginning of Inglourious Bastards. But somehow, the dialogue in Death Proof just needed to be trimmed. I guess it just wasn't as interesting as the others. While those other scenes may be viewed as Quentin masturbating feverishly into a script, they at least were still interesting.

I've not seen Interstellar, so I have no opinion on that matter.

And theatres could still show it more than three times, but it would cost them an additional screen, which is not a small sacrifice.
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« Reply #206 on: October 29, 2014, 12:43:31 pm »
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So this seems exciting:

Marvel Studios—2015 to 2019
Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1, 2015
Ant-Man - July 17, 2015
Captain America: Civil War - May 6, 2016
Doctor Strange - November 4, 2016
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - May 5, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok - July 28, 2017
Black Panther - November 3, 2017 (starring Chadwick Boseman)
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 - May 4, 2018
Captain Marvel - July 6, 2018
Inhumans - November 2, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 - May 3, 2019

Because Sony owns Spider-Man rights, will Black Panther take his place in the Civil War storyline?
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« Reply #207 on: October 29, 2014, 01:32:57 pm »
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So this seems exciting:

Marvel Studios—2015 to 2019
Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1, 2015
Ant-Man - July 17, 2015
Captain America: Civil War - May 6, 2016
Doctor Strange - November 4, 2016
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - May 5, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok - July 28, 2017
Black Panther - November 3, 2017 (starring Chadwick Boseman)
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 - May 4, 2018
Captain Marvel - July 6, 2018
Inhumans - November 2, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 - May 3, 2019

Because Sony owns Spider-Man rights, will Black Panther take his place in the Civil War storyline?

Looking up a trailer for Ant-Man I found a fake fan made one that looks very real except that it uses the Robots from I Robot, which tipped me off. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-JtSSSthJ8 I don't know if I'm actually excited about Ant-Man or just nervous, but that trailer did not help.
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« Reply #208 on: October 29, 2014, 04:29:22 pm »
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That was pretty awful. And obviously fake because Edgar wright is not directing. I'm sure we'll know more by the time Age of Ultron comes out in may.
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« Reply #209 on: October 29, 2014, 08:17:19 pm »
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Because Sony owns Spider-Man rights, will Black Panther take his place in the Civil War storyline?

I think there are talks of Marvel Studios/Sony working together to bring the universes together.

But yes, Black Panther is part of Civil War, from my understanding.  The three of them (actors) were on stage together at the announcement.
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« Reply #210 on: October 29, 2014, 10:27:41 pm »
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The other 109 minutes are also mostly dialogue. As I understand it, this just feels like Contact 2014.

I'm not certain what the problem is there.  Contact was one of the better book adaptations I've seen.
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« Reply #211 on: October 29, 2014, 11:39:54 pm »
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The other 109 minutes are also mostly dialogue. As I understand it, this just feels like Contact 2014.

I'm not certain what the problem is there.  Contact was one of the better book adaptations I've seen.

Mostly it was confusing that Agent Starling was in space for some reason.
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« Reply #212 on: October 31, 2014, 07:51:39 am »
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I just saw Interstellar. It was great, though I could see people having problems with the last half-hour. Regardless, everything before that I just loved unequivocally.
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« Reply #213 on: October 31, 2014, 11:10:08 am »
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That's good to hear. The last description of the movie I heard was "Inter mediocre"
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« Reply #214 on: October 31, 2014, 09:14:08 pm »
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That's good to hear. The last description of the movie I heard was "Inter mediocre"

I should note I had no particular expectations for it and knew next to nothing about it. I'm not a Nolan fan or hater (loved Inception, liked the Dark Knight, meh on Batman Begins, hated Dark Night Rises), and that the movie isn't perfect by any means, it just worked perfectly for me, especially on a visual level.
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« Reply #215 on: October 31, 2014, 09:48:08 pm »
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How'd you get to see it so early?
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« Reply #216 on: October 31, 2014, 11:06:16 pm »
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Press and promotional screenings are quite popular.
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« Reply #217 on: November 01, 2014, 01:36:43 am »
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hated Dark Knight Rises
I completely agree. A lot of people I knew were touting it as the best movie of the year at the time, but I had a hard time sitting in the theater to finish watching it. Pretty sad because the Dark Knight was so incredible. Heath Ledger's performance in that movie was unparalleled and also very tragic in light of his death.

I am not sure of the accuracy that Ledger's role in that movie was inspired by Tom Waits. But after watching this interview with Tom Waits, the similarity is pretty striking. I had fun seeing it at least. You can skip to about 1:30 in the video if you just want to get straight to it.

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« Reply #218 on: November 01, 2014, 02:12:03 pm »
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How'd you get to see it so early?

It was an advance screening, there was even an interview with Nolan before the movie (it was in Paris). I think the movie comes out next Wednesday here.
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« Reply #219 on: November 08, 2014, 03:48:18 pm »
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Anyone see Big Hero 6?

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« Reply #220 on: November 08, 2014, 03:50:14 pm »
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Anyone see Big Hero 6?

I want to see it. Looks like it'll be fun to watch, but no I haven't had time to figure out when I'll go see it.
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« Reply #221 on: November 08, 2014, 08:25:50 pm »
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Anyone see Big Hero 6?
Oct 17th and Nov 4th

Excellent both times. :)

(and of course, being a Marvel-based story, Stan Lee has his cameo.)
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« Reply #222 on: November 08, 2014, 10:59:03 pm »
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Anyone see Big Hero 6?
Oct 17th and Nov 4th

Excellent both times. :)

(and of course, being a Marvel-based story, Stan Lee has his cameo.)

What would be your lower age limit for appropriateness?
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« Reply #223 on: November 08, 2014, 11:46:38 pm »
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Anyone see Big Hero 6?
Oct 17th and Nov 4th

Excellent both times. :)

(and of course, being a Marvel-based story, Stan Lee has his cameo.)
Nice. I saw it last night (it only just came out in the States). I thought it was really good.
And man, Stan Lee is awesome! Such a creative person who came up with so much great fiction it's almost unbelievable.

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« Reply #224 on: November 09, 2014, 12:12:52 am »
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Anyone see Big Hero 6?
Oct 17th and Nov 4th

Excellent both times. :)

(and of course, being a Marvel-based story, Stan Lee has his cameo.)

What would be your lower age limit for appropriateness?
Depends on the board child.

Well, there is a bit of action-violence similar to Incredibles. There are also a couple suspenseful scenes that may bother younger children. I'd put it about the same level as the recent How to Train Your Dragon movie. Definitely not as dark as Maleficent. Considerably darker than Lego Movie.
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