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Bruce Leroy, ah the memories! :lol:

Part kung fu, part blaxploitation, and part magical adventure, what a great combination.

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What stage is the “Last Starfighter” sequel at with co-writer Gary Whitta?

It looks like we’ll be making the deal to get it going. Gary’s a gifted collaborator, we’ll be writing the script together but it’s taken a long time. I had to go through a process that took years to recapture the rights, but that was recently completed and although nothing is ever clear sailing, it looks like we have a really good opportunity now. So I’m really looking forward to taking it up.
And it’s definitely a movie, because there was a news item awhile back it was going to be a TV show.

I didn’t generate that, that was a misfire from a wishful TV producer at the time. This is a movie with all the bells and whistles, and it won’t presuppose that you’ve seen the original film. There’ll be references here and there, but it’ll carry the saga forward.

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So I just watched the movie "Downfall"

You know, that famous Hitler meme movie.

The content within the movie though is actually astonishingly remarkable.  Some of the rhetoric Hitler uses is nearly identical to the rhetoric you hear in todays increasingly toxic climate, especially in regards to the east.

"America would be unrecognizable if it had ordered the separation of corporation and state like it orders separation of church and state."

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I read a review then saw the trailer for "Nobody" - now I desperately want to see it but it probably won't be streaming until late April.   😄

Bob Odenkirk getting mad and kickin' butt, must watch.  I expect the movie itself to be simply serviceable but predictable - but he in that kind of role - totally my thing.

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36 minutes ago, Raithe said:

 

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1 hour ago, Raithe said:

 

Wait, is this a sequel or are they rebooting a movie that came out not even 5 years ago?

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5 minutes ago, Keyrock said:

Wait, is this a sequel or are they rebooting a movie that came out not even 5 years ago?

Sequel.

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Would it have killed them to call it Suicide Squad 2?

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It's not a direct follow-up (only the actors for The Wall, Flagg, Quinn, and Boomerbutt return) and I think giving the mixed reputation of the original, the title is an attempt at a fresh start. I imagine ties to the original film will be few if not entirely non-existant.

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I wouldn't call it a soft reboot per se.

It does follow-on in the sense that the squad was set up as shown in the previous film, and the majority of the members of the Squad who survived show up in this one. It's an indeterminate time after those events, but they won't really mention them. 

At least, that's the impression they seem to be giving.

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It looks fantastic, but I'm a pretty easy sell since Margot Robbie playing Harley Quinn is pretty much my favorite thing. Guardians of the Galaxy with DC Villains seems like a good time to me.

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Watched this tonight. It was really, really well done:

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They took some liberties with the original. Some things were out of order, and some lines were said by other characters. No biggie. It was the best movie adaption of a Shakespere play I've ever seen. Even better than Ian McKellen as a very Nazi-like Richard III

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"The man of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys. Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whate'er it touches; and obedience, bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, makes slaves of men, and of the human frame a mechanized automaton."

P.B. Shelley

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30 minutes ago, Hurlshot said:

It looks fantastic, but I'm a pretty easy sell since Margot Robbie playing Harley Quinn is pretty much my favorite thing. Guardians of the Galaxy with DC Villains seems like a good time to me.

She was definitely the "most enjoyable" part of the first Suicide Squad movie. I liked the first movie, but then I didn't really expect haute couture when watching it (and I bought the dvd dirt cheap). Unlike some other movies, I felt entertained afterwards, not like I had just wasted an hour or two of my life or was suddenly missing several brain cells 👍

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But it will be nice to have a Kaiju instead of a skybeam. 😄

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1 hour ago, Raithe said:

But it will be nice to have a Kaiju instead of a skybeam. 😄

Maybe it'll be a Kaiju shooting skybeams out of its eyes.

(Yes I know what it appears to be)

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On 3/26/2021 at 12:21 PM, LadyCrimson said:

I read a review then saw the trailer for "Nobody" - now I desperately want to see it but it probably won't be streaming until late April.   😄

Bob Odenkirk getting mad and kickin' butt, must watch.  I expect the movie itself to be simply serviceable but predictable - but he in that kind of role - totally my thing.

Odenkirk is a surprisingly good dramatic actor. I think most people immediately associate him with being a comedian, and rightfully so, but the guy has range.

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Rented and tried to watch Tenet.  Unfortunately the sound mixing (and more specifically, Amazon Prime's streaming audio, whatever they are using) was horrendous.  I mean usually you can at least find some tolerable ratio between the extra loud music and needing to hear/understand whispering dialogue, but this was horrible.

It might've been a good - or at least interestingly weird - movie, but we gave up and turned it off after 30 minutes.  

I think we may need to try investing in one of those fancy 90210.231 Dolby 50 speaker sound systems or something, just to see if that actually handles this modern day sound-mixing, vs. "2.1" (speakers, maybe a sub woofer).  Or attach to an actual stereo receiver with a mega equalizer unit.  Ridiculous.

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godzilla vs kong

make even less sense than last few movies

feels like travel to the center of the earth and back only take a few minute

and godzilla somehow drilled a hole into the center of the earth

fast pace are better than draging too long

fight scene no longer too dark to see

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This looks fittingly ludicrous and over the top.

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12 hours ago, ShadySands said:

I watched a few videos on nuTrek and now I keep getting recommendations for Trek bashing stuff. Problem is that most of it is culture war/libs ruin everything crap. I'm looking for an honest critique on what did and didn't work and why or why not and not rants about diversity or whatever intensity of they will not replace us. I get enough of that in the political thread.

If I can get myself to divorce the Star Trek from Star Trek 2009, then I can appreciate it as a cromulent action adventure movie. The biggest miracle of the 2009 movie is that it survived Alex Kurtzman's touch and wasn't a complete pile of garbage. Into Darkness, on the other hand, was a horrific nightmare no matter how I look at it. Beyond is a mess, but at least it didn't make me violently angry and ashamed to be a Trek fan, like its predecessor.

I tried to watch Discovery, despite Alex Kurtzman's stench on it. It was a new Trek show, I had to give it a chance. Mistake. Between 5000 ships shooting at each other and Michael Burnham constantly sobbing, it was enough to make me want to throw my TV out of the window and kick a puppy. 

I haven't touched Picard. I have learned to avoid anything Alex Kurtzman has so much as looked at like the plague. 

I just have to accept that Star Trek is now just another dumb action franchise. :banghead:

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