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I finished watching Wanted. Kinda silly, but still entertaining.

 

I didn't really care for the latest Terminator movie.


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Saw The Men Who Stare At Goats with some friends the other day.

 

Excellent movie, highly recommended.


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I saw the regular version yesterday, what did I miss?

 

Eight scenes - some new and some extended worth about 3 extra minutes

 

What this movie really needed was less John Connor and the original ending.

 

Then it would have been a decent movie. Now it was pretty weak.


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Funny People - Interesting comedy, very difference performance from Seth Rogan. I liked it, it was a bit uncomfortable but still funny most of the time.

 

The Proposal - Given my man-crush on Ryan Reynolds, this was a lot of fun to watch. Basic romantic comedy fodder, but that's not really a bad thing.

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Given my man-crush on Ryan Reynolds
I suddenly feel so much less ashamed.

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just got home from seeing Where the Wild Things Are

 

got weirded out by one of the Wild Things

hearing James Gandolfini's voice and having the others call him Carol - that **** is just wrong :ermm:


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Terminator:Salvation -- 1st hour was *yawn*, 2nd hour was middling entertaining. The cyborg dude was definitely the best thing in the movie...chr, acting, storyline etc. I also lol'd at them explaining how Connor got his face/eye scar that was displayed in T2. A nice continuity touch.

 

Taking Chance - Interesting HBO movie about a Col. (Kevin Bacon) who volunteers for military escort duty (of a deceased soldier) and how the brief journey affects both him & everyone he encounters. Not "entertaining" in the Hollywood sense at all but a nice chr. study/human interest drama. I liked it.

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I thought Terminator: Salvation was the best terminator flick and am disappointed it didn't make enough money for the full planned trilogy to happen.


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I thought Terminator: Salvation was the best terminator flick and am disappointed it didn't make enough money for the full planned trilogy to happen.

That kinda surprises me too...I can see it not making as much as they were hoping, but seems like it should've made enough to make a sequel. T5 seemed to be in a development stage in mid-year...was that canceled, or just a rumor?

 

P.S. I like T-Salvation much better than T3...but still think T1 & T2 are better (as a duo). They were more self-contained, for one thing...and whole time travel/paradox/changes stuff was dealt with a lot better.

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just got home from seeing Where the Wild Things Are

 

got weirded out by one of the Wild Things

hearing James Gandolfini's voice and having the others call him Carol - that **** is just wrong :)

 

I saw it at Reading last night and it was good stuff. I liked how they used real 'dolls' for the bodies of the monsters then CGI for the facial animations (and I guess the weird way they jump). I haven't read the book so it was all new, as well. I have to say the music was brilliant. It was fairly original and striking, and conveyed the mood of the scene and visuals better than any movie in a long time. I liked how for the most part it did so without resorting to typical and generic combinations, the acoustic guitar was great at times.

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P.S. I like T-Salvation much better than T3...but still think T1 & T2 are better (as a duo). They were more self-contained, for one thing...and whole time travel/paradox/changes stuff was dealt with a lot better.

 

Yeah I agree, T1 and T2 worked and didn't need a sequel. But now that we've got them, I'm glad Salvation came around and washed away the bad taste of T3.


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I thought Terminator: Salvation was the best terminator flick and am disappointed it didn't make enough money for the full planned trilogy to happen.

That kinda surprises me too...I can see it not making as much as they were hoping, but seems like it should've made enough to make a sequel. T5 seemed to be in a development stage in mid-year...was that canceled, or just a rumor?

 

P.S. I like T-Salvation much better than T3...but still think T1 & T2 are better (as a duo). They were more self-contained, for one thing...and whole time travel/paradox/changes stuff was dealt with a lot better.

 

Well I think T:S cost like 200 million, and made like 180, so based on that I don't think a sequel is likely. Plus theres a rumor whoever owns the rights to the franchise is trying to sell it off.


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I thought T3 was worth it just because they actually went through with the apocalypse. Up until the end, I wasn't sure if they were really going to let it happen.

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Well I think T:S cost like 200 million, and made like 180, so based on that I don't think a sequel is likely. Plus theres a rumor whoever owns the rights to the franchise is trying to sell it off.

Ah. I think it made quite a bit more globally, but I guess if it can't even recoup costs via US sales than it's a bust.

200 million to make a movie. It still boggles my mind.

 

Edit: I watched 'Men of a Certain Age' last night. I loved it. Ray Ramano is always a bit whiny but overall the 1st episode was awesome.

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Well I think T:S cost like 200 million, and made like 180, so based on that I don't think a sequel is likely. Plus theres a rumor whoever owns the rights to the franchise is trying to sell it off.

Ah. I think it made quite a bit more globally, but I guess if it can't even recoup costs via US sales than it's a bust.

200 million to make a movie. It still boggles my mind.

 

Edit: I watched 'Men of a Certain Age' last night. I loved it. Ray Ramano is always a bit whiny but overall the 1st episode was awesome.

 

125 million domestic, 246 overseas. So it tanked domestically but did well overseas, but studios don't really pay much attention to overseas since a large chunk of that goes to overseas distributors. For example: The Golden Compass made 70 million domestic and 300 million overseas, but New Line got something like 10% of the overseas gross due to foreign distribution agreements. This was one of the reasons for Warner Bros absorbing New Line, in order to invalidate overseas distribution agreements for the possible sequels.

 

And if 200 million boggles your mind, Avatar is reportedly costing nearly 500 once the cost of R&D and constructing the new cameras and such in included. (its using a lot of cameras and other equipment that was developed specifically for Avatar.)

http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/11/08/avatar...-make-a-profit/

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Avatar...well, it's James Cameron, Mr. Over-Spending-Perfectionist. Sad thing is, for me, all the trailers/ads I've seen look rather unimpressive. Might be the best movie ever (Cameron has a good record...), but the ads don't make me believe it yet. -_-

 

But 100+ million to make 2 hour entertainment films (times all the films made per year) makes me rather ill when I think of all the possible better uses for that gross over-expenditure of funds. It's one reason I don't like going to the theater much anymore...I don't really want to support that these days.


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Avatar...well, it's James Cameron, Mr. Over-Spending-Perfectionist. Sad thing is, for me, all the trailers/ads I've seen look rather unimpressive. Might be the best movie ever (Cameron has a good record...), but the ads don't make me believe it yet. :)

 

But 100+ million to make 2 hour entertainment films (times all the films made per year) makes me rather ill when I think of all the possible better uses for that gross over-expenditure of funds. It's one reason I don't like going to the theater much anymore...I don't really want to support that these days.

 

Well when you think of what some directors like Guillermo Del Toro or Joss Whedon can do with a 30 million dollar budget, then you see what people are doing with 200 million it just baffles the mind why they feel the need to dish out that kind of money. I mean Hellboy 2 was made for 60 million, Serenity for 30, and they're gorgeous. Then you see Superman Returns. Put those 3 together and ask which one cost 200 million and without any background knowledge I'd put my money on Hellboy.


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Didn't the whole Lord of the Rings production cost 300 million? 100 million a movie, I guess.


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Well when you think of what some directors like Guillermo Del Toro or Joss Whedon can do with a 30 million dollar budget, then you see what people are doing with 200 million it just baffles the mind why they feel the need to dish out that kind of money. I mean Hellboy 2 was made for 60 million, Serenity for 30, and they're gorgeous. Then you see Superman Returns. Put those 3 together and ask which one cost 200 million and without any background knowledge I'd put my money on Hellboy.

Exactly.

I know effects & marketing & stuff is expensive these days etc. so I'm not trying to say films should all cost 5 million, but Hollywood studios (and directors etc) need to learn a little restraint, imo. :)


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The Ruins

 

Ah yes, the age old plot of carnivorous, moving, and capable of mimicking speech plants. I punched myself in the face for watching the whole thing.


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just got home from seeing Where the Wild Things Are

 

got weirded out by one of the Wild Things

hearing James Gandolfini's voice and having the others call him Carol - that **** is just wrong :)

 

I saw it at Reading last night and it was good stuff.

 

heh the 9pm viewing? :)


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Up.

 

I feel the same way about it as I did about Wall-E...about half of it was brilliant, the other half only so-so, which equals a generally pleasant & mildly entertaining overall watching experience. The old man character & story arc definitely one of the better ones in Pixar's history tho.


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I liked Up. It took me until the end credits to place Ed Asner as the lead voice. He's come a long way from one of the Jedi masters in KOTOR2. :shifty:

 

I watched an abysmal Stallone movie the other night, the Specialist. The only redeeming quality was James Woods.

 

It's a good thing the Last Boy Scout was on right afterwards to balance it out. That's still a movie I watch whenever it comes on teevee.


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