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Hm, and apparently Rogue One has hit the $800 million worldwide mark.

 

Which means Disney made somewhat in excess of $7 billion at the global box office with its films in 2016.



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Watched Dogs of War on Youtube. Pretty meh film, but the book is decent

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For the slight snerk
 
 

In the weeks, months and years leading up to the release of Rogue One, there was certainly no shortage of rumors regarding the plot, and even the reshoots that took place. Despite all of this, none of the movie's major secrets were leaked prior to the release, but it seems that Diego Luna didn't do the best job of keeping some of the movie's secrets under wraps. During an interview with Yahoo! Movies, the actor revealed he caught his eight-year-old son spilling some of the movie's secrets, while trying to impress some teenage girls.

"It helped me to play a spy, because I had so much information, like my character, that I couldn't share. I'm the opposite. I always tell everything I'm doing. I want to share it and I want people to know the story I'm putting together. I did tell my kids. I told my son. They came to set, they spent the whole summer with me, the first two months of shooting. They would come to set, and promise not to tell anyone. You know what happened? We went once to the beach. I remember we were in the pool, I was with friends, my son was swimming and then I lost him. I go where is he, and I see these four 16-year-old girls, this guy is 8, and he's talking to them. This sounds a little fishy, so I start swimming and I just listen, 'Oh no, this film has no Jedi, it's just Rebels.'"

Rogue One started production last summer, but by then, the studio had already announced the story followed a group of Rebels stealing plans for the Death Star. Still, it was never officially revealed that this story had no Jedi warriors, and very little was revealed about any of the individual characters until it was much closer to the release. Diego Luna added that he had to scold his son about leaking these spoilers, but, at the same time, he was also kind of proud of him.

 

"But then, he did it for the right reason, right? He was talking to the girls and he got their attention, so I had to talk to him later and say 'you cannot tell people, until they see the trailer, that we are Rebels, you know? People today don't know we're rebels.' He said, 'OK, OK, I won't do that.' But then I wanted to say that was a good move, by the way. A very good move, and if you wait another eight years, you might be ready."


Edited by Raithe, 05 January 2017 - 05:50 AM.

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I just rewatched 13 Days with Kevin Costner about the Cuban Missile Crisis. I'd forgotten how good it was. I wonder how our current President and President Elect would have handled that? 

 

On second thought... no I probably don't want to know.


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Watched The Accountant with the wife, it was excellent. Favorite moment was his awkward wave to the farmer couple after he saved them.


That and Anna Kendrick getting all hot and bothered when he did match really quickly were my favourite moments.

Ben Affleck nailed the performance, but don't forget this is a guy who has gotten thrown out of casinos in real life for counting cards. This was in his wheelhouse.


Counting cards in blackjack is actually quite a simple thing. You start at 0 and just +1 for every dealt big card and -1 for every small card. Then you ask for more cards according to your +- number. Or was it when to bet high? Well something like that anyway. You don't actually have to count the cards.

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Keeping track of the pluses, minuses, and factoring the amount of decks quickly all while dealing with the incredible distractions a Vegas casino floor throws at you requires tremendous focus. Doing that well enough to get banned from a major casino is impressive. Considering he isn't a professional mathematician, even more so.

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The Accountant is awesome. His new movie, Live By Night, also looks awesome. In conclusion, Affleck is awesome.

 

And, the fact that casinos are butthurt over him makes it even sweeter.


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I saw Suicide Squad the Extended Edition or whatever it was called.

I didn't like it. My main problem with it was that the story wasn't using the characters. Like was there any reason for the boomerang guy? He wasn't needed in any situation. The story didn't even use the crocodile guy properly in the underwater scene. How can you mess that up? Either have him be the only survivor after the fight and set up the bomb or show him protecting the navy seal while navy seal sets up the bomb. But no.

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I saw Suicide Squad the Extended Edition or whatever it was called.

I didn't like it. My main problem with it was that the story wasn't using the characters. Like was there any reason for the boomerang guy? He wasn't needed in any situation. The story didn't even use the crocodile guy properly in the underwater scene. How can you mess that up? Either have him be the only survivor after the fight and set up the bomb or show him protecting the navy seal while navy seal sets up the bomb. But no.

 

1) Boomerang guy had surveillance boomerangs (which he used to spy on Incubus).  He was also a fair fighter and shown to be able to break into places, so not without some skill. 

 

2) Croc was still fighting when the SEAL guy left with the bomb to set it up.



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I saw Rogue One today and I would rate it as second best Star Wars movie after Empire Strikes Back. I even got bit teary eyed two times:
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and "red leader, gold leader standing by" scene.

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I saw Suicide Squad the Extended Edition or whatever it was called.

I didn't like it. My main problem with it was that the story wasn't using the characters. Like was there any reason for the boomerang guy? He wasn't needed in any situation. The story didn't even use the crocodile guy properly in the underwater scene. How can you mess that up? Either have him be the only survivor after the fight and set up the bomb or show him protecting the navy seal while navy seal sets up the bomb. But no.

 
1) Boomerang guy had surveillance boomerangs (which he used to spy on Incubus).  He was also a fair fighter and shown to be able to break into places, so not without some skill.


All of those are things those no-name SEAL guys could do. Well, not with boomerangs, but, like, they could have a surveillance drone or something.
 

2) Croc was still fighting when the SEAL guy left with the bomb to set it up.


Did they show that? I might have dozed off at that point.

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They did show it, he's fighting with them as Sealeastwood swam off.



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Live By Night - Fantastic film running on the strength of the actors. Almost brought down by the otherwise excellent Ben Affleck's modern SJW 'sensibilities'. Still, a great watch with some H0TTIES. 8/10



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I was half tempted to put this in the funny things thread...

 



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Rogue One. Great movie. Now If I watch the original trilogy, I'll be including Rogue One at the start before them.



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SPLIT. Thought it worked as a thriller in the vein of Cloverfield. If you go to see it I recommend not reading spoilers; it us a Shyamalan film and has its share of twists.

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I saw three films the other day at the cinema...

 

Arrival - pretty much my favorite film of the year. Extremely affecting, engrossing, sensitive study on communication and language, and the perception of time. Highly recommended to any fan of sci-fi.

 

Train to Busan - the zombie apocalypse genre gets the South Korea treatment. It's a very enjoyable and creative genre piece with plenty of very likable characters, each with their compelling story arc, and plenty of black humour to boot. I reckon it ranks a little underneath other Korean genre films I've seen of its ilk, the likes of Joon-ho Bong's The Host for example, inasmuch as I find that film to be a bit more creative in its style and set-pieces, but this is hardly any less entertaining. If there is one thing that does bother me about it, is that as with many films of its ilk things seem to get a lot more screwed because one character starts acting extremely stupidly, all for the sake of driving the conflict forward. Those who've seen the film will know the character I'm talking about, I think, and I wish we could have done without him as he was pretty unneeded, all things considered. This aside, a must for fans of the genre and horror/action in general.

 

Hacksaw Ridge - new Mel Gibson film that seems to behave the way all Mel Gibson-directed films do: it's a very classic, Oscar-baity melodrama that seems to differ from the norm only for Mel's eye for spectacle and his fetishism for gore. Kudos to him for even managing to frame the first romantic encounter around it, what with it happening in a hospital and protagonist Desmond Doss getting to know the love of his life Dorothy by offering himself as a blood donor (following a grisly car accident, of course). Without a doubt the battle sequences through the second half of the film are fantastic and it's where it soars the most, but I can't help feel the film treads the fine line between old-fashioned and anticuated a little too much in its more melodramatic half, often falling clearly in the latter category. Most of the non-war stuff is post-produced in this same Hallmark-esque golden glimmery style, the green screens look awful what with the edges being extremely visible, and the last ten or so minutes are, formally speaking, an utter train wreck, one shot in particular irking me to no end where a satchel is thrown into a pit, and the image is zoomed in digitally before being digitally panned to a corner in the strangest, most Sony Vegas style possible. There are moments of great formal mastery here mixed alongside amateurish blunders like that which make you question how much of that "genius" is not just some happy accident instead. I have to admit that I do like Mel a lot but I think Hacksaw Ridge right now is acting a bit like an all-too-necessary and all-too-asked-for "return to form" for him, from the community and media's side. I don't use this word often but I do feel it's being overrated due to this factor - everyone is approaching it with a lot of good will and they're wanting it to be great, and thus are forgiving its flaws all too readily; but they are there, and they do seriously hamper the overall work. It's a satisfying, oddly positive and feel-good film in the end, about the power of faith in the midst of conflict and sticking to one's beliefs against great adversity and so on, filled likewise with a lot of Gibson's usual Bible thumping, and not discounting its flaws it's an overall enjoyable if mixed bag.


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SPLIT. Thought it worked as a thriller in the vein of Cloverfield. If you go to see it I recommend not reading spoilers; it us a Shyamalan film and has its share of twists.

It's the first good Shyamalan since Unbreakable, so I'm really impressed. I kind of liked Devil a little, but he was only a producer and wrote the original story.

Honestly, I thought it was really good. I'll probably even out after my hype dies down, but I'm optimistic about my long-term appraisal.

4 stars out of 5, would enjoy watching again.

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Star Wars VIII has been titled. The Last Jedi

http://www.starwars....p=smc|785924754

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Not very imaginative and it kinda ruins The Return Of them, but at least it's no The Phantasmal Malevolence.






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