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« Reply #240 on: January 08, 2011, 05:06:04 PM »
Wasn't LOST a darker remake of Gilligan's Island?  ???
(I only saw part of the first episode, so I'm not really sure.)
 

I thought it was Gilligan's Island meets The Prisoner.   :D

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« Reply #241 on: January 08, 2011, 05:09:05 PM »
Wasn't LOST a darker remake of Gilligan's Island?  ???
(I only saw part of the first episode, so I'm not really sure.)
 

I thought it was Gilligan's Island meets The Prisoner.   :D

Ah. I guess I missed the attack balloons.
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« Reply #242 on: January 12, 2011, 02:12:14 PM »
To reiterate my earlier point: Hollywood is planning to make movie versions of the ancient Atari games "Missile Command" and "Asteroids".

How desperate for recognizable brand names can you get? Have I mentioned the Battleship movie yet?

The only way they can redeem themselves: Make a FRUA movie.  ;D
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« Reply #243 on: January 12, 2011, 06:57:09 PM »
To reiterate my earlier point: Hollywood is planning to make movie versions of the ancient Atari games "Missile Command" and "Asteroids".
 

Another persuasive argument that the ancient Mayans were right, and we are nearing the end of the world.  :icon_pale:

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« Reply #244 on: January 12, 2011, 07:23:54 PM »
But, perhaps we might consider a similar UA question:
--Why remake Pool of Radiance...?   ;) 


'Cause we were all sick of manually rememorizing spells each time? ;)

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« Reply #245 on: January 12, 2011, 07:31:16 PM »
But, perhaps we might consider a similar UA question:
--Why remake Pool of Radiance...?   ;) 


'Cause we were all sick of manually rememorizing spells each time? ;)
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« Reply #246 on: January 12, 2011, 07:32:15 PM »
Okay, howzabout listing ten old movies or tv shows that you'd want to see remade as new movies...   :D

I honestly can't think of 10 TV shows that deserve to be made into a movie. Instead I will name 10 old TV shows that should absolutely, under no circumstances, ever hit the big screen:

1) Diff'rent Strokes
2) Saved by the Bell
3) Family Matters
4) Alf
5) Joanie Loves Chachi
6) Laverne and Shirley
7) The Nanny
8) Baywatch
9) Married... with Children
10) Friends
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« Reply #247 on: January 12, 2011, 07:47:49 PM »
Mr. Plinkett's review for Star Wars Episode III:
Like the previous parts, this review is epic (111 mins) and full of insights (into the film and Mr. Plinkett's deranged mind).
 

I found his thoughts about the static dialog scenes to be very interesting. 

In Guard-aeon, I basically knew what I wanted spoken in the Zodiaxor + Wily Wasp dialog scene, but I thought long about the location where that discussion should occur.  They could've been sitting at a table in some dark basement or something, but I didn't want the sense of physical momentum in the mod to stop dead.  I wanted a fast, hard-driving little mod, kinda rock & roll (one of the reasons I chose only snappy surf tunes for the music).  So, I decided that having their conversation in a speeding vehicle would work much better than a static location, even tho I could only suggest that feeling of speed to the players.     
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« Reply #248 on: January 13, 2011, 08:06:09 AM »
I found his thoughts about the static dialog scenes to be very interesting. 


Me too. And now I have that image of George Lucas etched into my mind; the way he's directing the movie from his comfy chair with a coffee cup in his hand, while the actors are standing in front of nothing but a green screen.  :coffee:


Another (but similarly scathing) perspective on the Star Wars prequels can be found on the site of Confused Matthew.

I disagree with Matthew on some of his views (he likes "Indepence Day" and his favorite film is "Moulin Rouge", while he dislikes "2001" and "The Incredibles"), but nevertheless his reviews are entertaining and always make interesting points. In contrast to Plinkett, Matthew's focus is a lot more on the mechanics of the plot, and he often disregards the artistic aspects of moviemaking.
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« Reply #249 on: January 14, 2011, 06:22:02 AM »
Has anyone seen The Green Hornet yet? I'm undecided if it would be worth watching; I like Michel Gondry and his imagination but the trailer didn't suggest much originality and the reviews I've read don't give a clear impression either. Some praise it as the best superhero movie ever because it lacks the seriousness and moral pretense of other movies in the genre, others say it's just action without substance; some found it better than they thought, others were disappointed. Some complain of misogyny. And some say it's Ironman meets Kick Ass, which sounds both good and bad to my ears ...  :D

What's your opinion? And if you haven't watched it, are you going to? Why (not)?


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« Reply #250 on: January 14, 2011, 02:38:32 PM »
Has anyone seen The Green Hornet yet?...What's your opinion?
 

Lots of fun!  I think a lot of critics are misjudging it because they came in with a preconceived definition of what it should be.  It's very funny with loads of great action.  It makes fun of the superhero genre while simultaneously making love to the genre. 
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« Reply #251 on: January 15, 2011, 06:51:03 AM »
Did you watch it in 3D? Would I miss something if I didn't? So far no movie has convinced me yet that the 3D experience is worth spending extra money and getting the screen framed by the rims of fat glasses, it's rather hampered my enjoyment of cinema (even though the movies I watched certainly had a part in it, too, and I admit I didn't watch "Avatar" which is said to come with an impressive 3D feeling while the ones I watched just added a few gimmicks for 3D audiences).

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« Reply #252 on: January 15, 2011, 02:10:35 PM »
Did you watch it in 3D? Would I miss something if I didn't?
 

I did.  I don't think it would detract from the movie to see it in 2D, tho.

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« Reply #253 on: January 16, 2011, 06:42:13 PM »
Does originality trump good graphics and/or good story...?  See what you think after watching the 4 SuperVillain cartoon shorts (warning -- he's evil):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLR544aufdc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGO1a8IGuz8&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPY7HYh5E18&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKAEMT1CqWs&feature=relmfu

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« Reply #254 on: January 17, 2011, 01:40:50 AM »
Has anyone seen The Green Hornet yet? I'm undecided if it would be worth watching; I like Michel Gondry and his imagination but the trailer didn't suggest much originality and the reviews I've read don't give a clear impression either.

I think that Gondry's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" was one of the best films of the last ten years, but I was a little disappointed by "Be Kind Rewind"... so I guess I'll watch "The Green Hornet" when it comes out on DVD and rather wait until "True Grit" and "Black Swan" hit cinemas here and spend my money for that. Screw 3D.

I'm wondering if there is a contractual obligation for original and idiosyncratic directors to take on Superhero flicks or franchise pictures in between their more personal projects in recent years. Darren Aronofsky is planning to make "Wolverine 2" next. Not even a sequel to a good movie. No, "Wolverine 2".
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