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Film & TV / Re: HBO Watchmen
« on: 21 July, 2019, 03:07:16 pm »
They still don't get the joke of it all.

From the trailer it looks a cunning way of re-telling the original story through a less colourful looking sequel which is still no armour against criticism of it as an adaptation of the original work.

Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« on: 20 July, 2019, 09:21:25 pm »
Yeah, but I think this one could have a long tail.

That only works if, like The Greatest Showman, it's the cat's meow and has good word of mouth. Maybe it will be great but I'm not convinced by the trailer it is.

Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« on: 20 July, 2019, 08:12:37 am »
I think this thing just destroyed all its financial 9 lives in one fell swoop — it’s also scheduled for release on Christmas Day in the US where Episode IX will be in full lightsaber swing.

A collective mania at work in it being made at all likely caused by toxoplasma gondii where the addition of James Corden seemed a perfectly sound and reasonable decision, and all the crazy cat people nodded in agreement.

Personally, I would like to have sex with all of those cats.


Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 19 July, 2019, 09:05:20 pm »

Karl Shiels  Peaky Blinders And Batman Begins Actor, Aged 47

RIP Karl, and condolences to his family, friends and colleagues - including the forum member who worked with him.

47, ffs.

He hadn't been great for a while, the poor sod.

General / Re: I made a CGI MEGA CITY, any good ?
« on: 17 July, 2019, 08:42:13 pm »

Good to see Max Headroom survives the Atomic War.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 17 July, 2019, 01:11:00 am »
Oh, and Chris Terrio? Seriously? 

The combination of the WB executive and Zack Snyder is an affliction. Lucasfilm and JJA might not be much better. Hopefully it's more Argo Terrio and not Dawn of Justice Terrio.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 17 July, 2019, 12:59:59 am »
Yeah, the residual haunting of relics/Death Star balloon has been inflated and floated by comics and fanlords for a while, as well as the unused ending of Revenge of the Jedi that was rewritten for good reason: apart from being naff it undercut the sense of Luke having an authentic achievement in thinking differently where the old-guard failed –it may yet undercut Rey in IX or Vader in VI– and Kenobi-ghost saving Anakin-ghost from drowning in lava a literal step too far.

It's beyond me how a sequel trilogy that should have moved us on, and with TLJ looked like it actually might have done that

Depending on where in the story this Emperor plot thing comes into play, whatever multiple choice option it it actually is, there's an outside possiblity it might not be anything other than another JJA red-herring. JJA probably intends to fill-in the gaps of his story with a lot more flashbacks as a consequence of his backwards approach that never fully sets-up its stall from the beginning: the establishing of which would allow ideas from the more level ground in TLJ to expand and progress rather than the story always trying to catch-up with the plot. I don't know why it had to become exclusively Skywalker, rather than just Star Wars, saga.

As to the time-travel thing, fugeddaboutit. While both the Vader comic and Rebels have claimed creative pissing-rights on that, and in a way that's not complete shite, it would be too convoluted at this late point, even for JJA, to expound upon.

Between the jigs and the reels it's funny looking back at old interviews, like one from that fella Richard Marquand on the publicity tour for Return of the Jedi talking about the Sequels in 1983.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 16 July, 2019, 01:27:14 am »
It says a lot about the current state of Star Wars films and fandom that the self-aware RLM lads are regurgitating the same old theories and rumours as every other youtube channel for the past year or so, although with infinitely more wit and sense.

They're proabably still pulling from old Lucas sequel plans where Palpatine exists as a jar of old midi-chlorians or something.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 08 July, 2019, 01:04:37 am »
The holding pattern continues.

Tonally the MCU itself feels like an extension of the Raimi films but MCU Spider-Man lacks the pathos and flair of those earlier flicks – Spider-man trapped in Mysterio's phantasmagoria is great, though, and I'm sure Raimi would loved to have done it if he could.

They managed to crack the concept of an updated Mysterio as a workable antagonist (Gyllenhaal returning with Keaton's Vulture would be great) but the theme seemed to override the supporting cast rather than working with them, and everyone is just a little bit too familiar with each other for me.

If J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson is filling-in for Stan Lee cameos in the MCU, it'll be a masterstroke.

General / Re: Wondering about the Dredd TV series
« on: 07 July, 2019, 02:08:46 am »
They did for telly what Apple did for music. Netflix’s problem, though, is it’s not Apple – in the sense of having piles of cash to roll around naked on. I suspect when these companies fall, it’s going to happen horribly quickly.

They changed how we watch not what we watch. It's Disney and the other IP holders who own most of what we watch. I mentioned before they can't run a business on ever mounting debt to catch-up in an IP race that's all ready over, so it's either change, go bust, or sell up.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 06 July, 2019, 02:57:05 pm »
Probably the bigger issue was / is that Tories don't have the first clue how to compromise.

Which was basically ignoring the solution.

General / Re: Wondering about the Dredd TV series
« on: 06 July, 2019, 12:18:05 pm »
They changed the industry in a way big studios always wanted but never had the gumption to do: cut out the middle-man — cinemas — and distribute directly to the customer.

General / Re: Wondering about the Dredd TV series
« on: 05 July, 2019, 09:39:22 pm »
I think it means spend big money on more commercial stuff (Stranger Things etc.) and not keep the model of make everything for everybody, or spend huge on 'arthouse' films with barely any marketing – Netflix aren't HBO.

Their biggest competitor will be Disney, who run on a model of owning big, 4 quadrant IPs and recycling baby-boomer icons. It wouldn't surprise me if Netflix return to the notion of releasing episodes weekly, instead of dropping a load, because trying to keep up that level of production is insane when the popular stuff tends to smother all other new releases.
The idea that you can perpetually run a TV/Film business purely by running-up debt every year based on the ideal of an unlimited, ever-growing subscriber base, was never a goer.

Netflix is not a public-service broadcaster and the subscription is not a license-fee so it's guranteed to go bust if it doesn't change.

General / Re: Wondering about the Dredd TV series
« on: 05 July, 2019, 09:01:10 pm »
NETFLIX are inevitably pulling back on the splurge and changing their approach toward niche content.

Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos told several of his high-ranking TV and film executives in early June that the company had to be more picky with its spending on big budget productions. Any upcoming projects need to bring in large numbers of viewers, and will no longer be able to float by due to being loved by critics or earning the company more credibility. One example Sarandos gave of a "no-go" for the future was Triple Frontier, an action drama starring Ben Affleck that cost $115 million and flopped.


General / Re: Wondering about the Dredd TV series
« on: 02 July, 2019, 08:10:57 pm »
Personally I'd prefer that Rebellion cut it's film/TV production chops on something else before moving on to JD:MC1.

They are: Schools Out Forever is scheduled to shoot.

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