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« Reply #180 on: April 21, 2010, 04:58:49 AM »

For those who can still stomach Star Wars and still believe Empire is a decent movie, despite all the bullshit with the series as a whole, what the original script was like...

http://scriptshadow.blogspot.com/2010/03/alternative-draft-week-original-empire.html
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« Reply #181 on: May 08, 2010, 01:52:44 PM »

So myself, Joe, Dave, and Katie saw Iron Man 2 last night, and it was awesome! Not quite as excellent as the first one, but still throughly enjoyable. Though I'll save my gripes (which are relatively minor) till after everyone's had a chance to see it. But I must say, Gary Shandling looked like a fucking hot mess, and more womanly than Mickey Rourke, if that can be believed.
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« Reply #182 on: May 08, 2010, 02:09:10 PM »

On a totally different note, IFC starts playing Matthew Barney's Cremaster next week! I'm seriously thinking of seeing all five of them in a row next Wednesday...

http://www.movietickets.com/house_detail.asp?house_id=9598&rdate=5/19/2010

... That's what, only 8 or 9 hours straight.
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« Reply #183 on: May 09, 2010, 06:25:46 PM »

So myself, Joe, Dave, and Katie saw Iron Man 2 last night, and it was awesome! Not quite as excellent as the first one, but still throughly enjoyable. Though I'll save my gripes (which are relatively minor) till after everyone's had a chance to see it. But I must say, Gary Shandling looked like a fucking hot mess, and more womanly than Mickey Rourke, if that can be believed.

The first film had the benefit of a really simple through-line for the plot.  This one gives over a lot more to the characters and less to getting somewhere specific with them.
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« Reply #184 on: May 11, 2010, 05:23:29 PM »

I still believe it's one of the best attempts yet at presenting a bunch of new characters, plus different spins on pre-established ones, along with bringing new concepts all at once, something most superhero sequels have generally faltered on.

In fact, other than Spider-Man 2 and X-Men 2, this might be one of the better superhero sequels overall (my personal fave sequel will always be Batman Returns, but it's hard to deny that it's not exactly perfect... though you can blame the studio for being gunshy as the primary culprit).

And speaking of sequels...

http://www.jivid.com/?p=4911
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« Reply #185 on: May 11, 2010, 09:27:32 PM »

I still believe it's one of the best attempts yet at presenting a bunch of new characters, plus different spins on pre-established ones, along with bringing new concepts all at once, something most superhero sequels have generally faltered on.

I think they are doing a better job in part because they are attempting to create a viable, sustained universe across the Marvel U. Having a shared reality lets you spend more time giving things a feeling of reality and makes sure that you get competent actors to play even seemingly cursory parts. The best of this was Tony's father being played by John Slattery, who is coming back for "Captain America." If they can keep the tone of things through the next few films they may really be on to something as such expanded universes are nearly unheard of in film narratives.
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« Reply #186 on: May 11, 2010, 11:32:24 PM »

Yeah, I'm excited too, but it's such an easy thing to screw up, so I'm not getting my hopes up too much. BTW, any word on who Captain America will be?

Also, was that second Hulk movie any good, the one where Stark makes a cameo? I actually heard its decent, but anything's better when compared to the abomination that's the Ang Lee effort.
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« Reply #187 on: May 11, 2010, 11:43:30 PM »

Yeah, I'm excited too, but it's such an easy thing to screw up, so I'm not getting my hopes up too much. BTW, any word on who Captain America will be?

The Human Torch, oddly enough. They hired Chris Evans for the role and also blew any future Fantastic 4 sequels off.

Which is good because I really don't want to see the Commish in that Orange suit.

There is talk about them making another Silver Surfer movie, with Galctus as himself rather than as a big cloud.

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Also, was that second Hulk movie any good, the one where Stark makes a cameo? I actually heard its decent, but anything's better when compared to the abomination that's the Ang Lee effort.

I've so far managed to avoid both of them. When they get to the point where the Hulk is fighting off space monsters and other big things that can only be beat by a furious giant green dude I'll probably check it out.  Otherwise the angsty fights with tanks and knock off badguys thing doesn't really capture me. 

I might break down to see how Ed Norton did.  His track record for playing dual-personality characters is relatively good.
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« Reply #188 on: May 12, 2010, 12:29:16 AM »

the ed norton hulk is fairly decent. they sort of tell the origin story in the opening credit sequence, and the actual film takes place several years later and bruce banner is in hiding.
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« Reply #189 on: June 04, 2010, 05:47:44 PM »

If they were to re-edit all of Star Wars like this, I'd be first line for sure...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zd_khk6zXo
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« Reply #190 on: June 16, 2010, 12:30:30 AM »

This pretty much explains everything...

http://riskybusiness.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/06/10/risky-mailbag-kidnapping-jealousy-and-the-dark-truth-about-megan-fox/
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« Reply #191 on: July 03, 2010, 12:39:01 PM »

So, is anyone seeing Airbender this weekend?

http://www.indiemoviesonline.com/news/m-night-shyamalan-in-his-own-words-on-the-last-airbender-race-controversy-250610

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100630/REVIEWS/100639999

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHi1zaN0ooc

Big budget disasters is nothing new, but I know a LOT of people who were really excited for this (and even those involved on the behind the scenes... or at least the cartoon and comics).

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« Reply #192 on: July 03, 2010, 01:55:42 PM »

I love when Ebert hates on stuff, he's pretty good at it.

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I feel kind of bad about M Night getting hit with the racist card, but after reading Ebert's review, it sounds like he very clearly makes the white people the protagonists and the dark people the villains, despite what he says in that interview. But still, (not having seen the movie) it sounds like it's pretty blown out of proportion.
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« Reply #193 on: July 03, 2010, 10:05:47 PM »

liz is watching juno and my mind is dying.
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« Reply #194 on: July 04, 2010, 11:21:56 AM »

just keep watching Michael Cera movies and you'll be all right, Mike
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