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Movie Release Awareness - January '09 (Gim and Bigfoot seen being abducted by UFO)

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Bloods End wrote: »
    TehSpectre wrote: »
    It seems that a horrible poster was released as well as that trailer:

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    This movie is shaping up to be worse than the original Street Fighter.

    The original Street Fighter is a goddamn masterpiece.

    A masterpiece of trash. But I still love the movie. The Haduken was fucking terrible.

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  • Niceguyeddie616Niceguyeddie616 Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    That poster fails hard. None of those people look like anybody from Street Fighter. also, where's Van Damme? :lol:

    Anybody know when they are releasing oscar nominations? I just heard that Disney is pushing for Wall-E to be nominated for best picture.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WALL-E
    Wikipedia wrote:
    Disney is pushing for an Academy Award for Best Picture nomination; chairman Dick Cook felt "If we didn’t do it, I don’t think we’d be giving the movie its due." Only one other animated film, 1991's Beauty and the Beast, was nominated for that award.[76] Walt Disney Pictures has already sent WALL-E, alongside Bolt as their entries in the category for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards.[77]

    There was a NY Times article on this but you have to subscribe to see it. Anyways, please academy please please please make this happen

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  • clownfoodclownfood packet pusher in the wallsRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I just saw a clip for "Taken." It is a part where Liam Neeson's daughter is taken and he lays down the fact that he will find them and will kill them if they don't release his daughter. All you hear on the other side is "Good Luck." I can't wait for this. Liam Neeson's most bad ass role since Priest Vallon.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I just saw Taken.
    It was alright, but I hated the happy ending. If your daughter was just rescued from sex traffickers after spending days in captivity and seeing her best friend dragged off to be used a hooker, she'd want therapy, not singing lessons.

    Neeson was quite good, though, both as a badasss who takes things too far (shooting the French intelligence agent's wife) and as a pained father (when his gift is upstaged and when he finds out his daughter only asked him to lunch to get him to sign papers).

    Also saw Doubt:

    I laughed out loud at the heavy-handed metaphor about the cat and mouse and strange, new winds (the winds of change!). The performances were some of the best of the year, though, not just from PSH and Meryl Streep, but Amy Adams as well. I also loved the added complexities of the situation created by the young boy's situation
    (his needing to be in the school, his need for a father figure, and his supposed sexual orientation)
    and ultimate non-resolution, though Streep's final words were a bit too cryptic for me.
    Did she have doubts about whether or not she was right to pursue the priest, or doubts about God as a result of a lifetime of seeing the worst in people and, in her words, taking herself further and further from the lord.

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  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    That poster fails hard. None of those people look like anybody from Street Fighter. also, where's Van Damme? :lol:

    Anybody know when they are releasing oscar nominations? I just heard that Disney is pushing for Wall-E to be nominated for best picture.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WALL-E
    Wikipedia wrote:
    Disney is pushing for an Academy Award for Best Picture nomination; chairman Dick Cook felt "If we didn’t do it, I don’t think we’d be giving the movie its due." Only one other animated film, 1991's Beauty and the Beast, was nominated for that award.[76] Walt Disney Pictures has already sent WALL-E, alongside Bolt as their entries in the category for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards.[77]

    There was a NY Times article on this but you have to subscribe to see it. Anyways, please academy please please please make this happen

    There's some serious competition for Best Movie this year. I mean, of the top of my head we got;
    Wall-E
    The Dark Knight
    The Wrestler
    Milk
    Doubt
    Frost/Nixon
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Revolutionary Road

    And I'm sure a bunch of others I'm missing. Personally I don't think Dark Knight was oscar winner caliber, but Wall-E definately was

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    clownfood wrote: »
    I just saw a clip for "Taken." It is a part where Liam Neeson's daughter is taken and he lays down the fact that he will find them and will kill them if they don't release his daughter. All you hear on the other side is "Good Luck." I can't wait for this. Liam Neeson's most bad ass role since Priest Vallon.

    Five-minute extended trailer up on Hulu

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/50979/movie-trailers-taken

    I'm getting the same feeling I got when I saw trailers for 300. Just unmitigated badassery.

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Taken looks fun, My bloody Valentine will be a watcher for Dean alone and Gran Torino deserves some awards.

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  • QuidQuid The Fifth Horseman Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Is DVD release awareness for movies only?

    Cause motherfucking season 2 of Frisky Dingo is out today.

    Quid on
  • QuidQuid The Fifth Horseman Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    noir_blood wrote: »
    And I'm sure a bunch of others I'm missing. Personally I don't think Dark Knight was oscar winner caliber, but Wall-E definately was
    I would definitely go with Dark Night for a few categories, but not best overall. Best picture, in my opinion, would be Wall-E or from what I've heard Frost/Nixon or Milk.

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2009
    Hey I liked Wall-E but Dark Knight is a masterpiece on many levels without trying to convey an eco message.

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  • QuidQuid The Fifth Horseman Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Hey I liked Wall-E but Dark Knight is a masterpiece on many levels without trying to convey an eco message.
    I think it's excellent as well. Just not as excellent as Wall-e.

    Now whatcha gonna do?

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2009
    Quid...why so serious?

    *reaches into pocket*

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  • noir_bloodnoir_blood Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Waaalllll-eeeeeee

    *Compresses some trash*

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  • Psychotic OnePsychotic One Never let an alligator... Do your taxesRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    urahonky wrote: »
    Bloods End wrote: »
    TehSpectre wrote: »
    It seems that a horrible poster was released as well as that trailer:

    735streetfighterposter.jpg


    This movie is shaping up to be worse than the original Street Fighter.

    The original Street Fighter is a goddamn masterpiece.

    A masterpiece of trash. But I still love the movie. The Haduken was fucking terrible.

    Wheeeeee I get a bad martial arts movie for my birthday!

    The last one killed Raul Julia. Whose going to be killed by this one?

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Quid wrote: »
    noir_blood wrote: »
    And I'm sure a bunch of others I'm missing. Personally I don't think Dark Knight was oscar winner caliber, but Wall-E definately was
    I would definitely go with Dark Night for a few categories, but not best overall. Best picture, in my opinion, would be Wall-E or from what I've heard Frost/Nixon or Milk.

    I'm really hoping The Wrestler gets the win, or that at least Mickey Rourke get's best actor.

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  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I watched Dark Knight again, for the first time since I saw it premiere weekend, and I was very disappointed; I liked it a lot less than when I first saw it. I would definitely rate it lower than Batman Begins (my favorite superhero movie), maybe even lower than Iron Man. The only thing that really saves it is Ledger's performance.

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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    what didn't you like tofu? just out of curiosity. I think it's gotten better on repeat viewings. I saw it twice in theater and twice really since it came out, with a few times here and there of just watching a scene.

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  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    A lot of little things, I'd have to watch the movie and make a list during so to catalog every niggling detail.

    I didn't like the gadgets (sonar, batcycle, servos in the suit, bullet reconstructor).
    I didn't like the fight scenes: Batman Begins handles them much better. People complained that you couldn't see Batman punching guys but that was the whole point, he's a ninja. Seeing a guy in a batsuit take on 10 thugs all at once looks incredibly dumb.
    I especially didn't like Two Face's CGI (stick with makeup please).

    Most of all though, the entire movie is just poorly plotted.
    Batman beats the Joker in the end with a device that the audience saw a glimpse of earlier and was the butt of a joke? Batman can't sneak up behind Two Face and disarm him at the end? The batmobile (originally designed by the military) has a hidden escape pod/motorcycle? Batman's suit has sonar vision but he doesn't have a radio to tell Gordon the hostages have been switched? The joker can plant all of these explosives in a hospital/ferry without being noticed?
    It's all just poorly thought out and doesn't make sense in the context of the hero presented to us in Begins, he beat Rahz al Ghul by outsmarting him, not with a lucky gadget.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I agree on the gadgets. Every scene focusing on some kind of gadget (bullet reconstruction and cell phone surveilance) could have been cut, and we'd have been left with a better film.

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Quid wrote: »
    Is DVD release awareness for movies only?

    Cause motherfucking season 2 of Frisky Dingo is out today.
    Yeah, I do movies only.

    And no special editions or anything, just the not-on-dvd before releases.

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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    for most of those plot point problems you could easily extend that to batman begins and have the same complaints.

    he doesn't sneak up at the end (literally watching that part right now) because he's trying to bring harvey back. I like the fight scenes more, I don't understand how seeing a fight is dumber than not seeing it when the same thing is happening anyway.

    for the rest, I guess there's just a level of suspension of disbelief that certain people won't want to go to. that's fine. I personally have no problem believing the batmobile was modified for his specific needs, or that he might have added the batsonar thing but not been able to sync up with the cop's radio. And, I mean if you want to complain about what the joker was able to do you probably can't watch almost any movie with an evil mastermind as their abilities frequently extend beyond what a normal person could do in our real world.

    I have to really disagree that it was poorly thought out though, I'm surprised to see that complaint.

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2009
    The Joker had a virtual army of insane people at his command to sneak shit into places. Fuck, how well guarded is your local hospital tofu?

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  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Well enough so that they would notice an army of insane people rolling in the barrels filled with high explosive barrels.
    Variable wrote: »
    for most of those plot point problems you could easily extend that to batman begins and have the same complaints.

    he doesn't sneak up at the end (literally watching that part right now) because he's trying to bring harvey back. I like the fight scenes more, I don't understand how seeing a fight is dumber than not seeing it when the same thing is happening anyway.

    for the rest, I guess there's just a level of suspension of disbelief that certain people won't want to go to. that's fine. I personally have no problem believing the batmobile was modified for his specific needs, or that he might have added the batsonar thing but not been able to sync up with the cop's radio. And, I mean if you want to complain about what the joker was able to do you probably can't watch almost any movie with an evil mastermind as their abilities frequently extend beyond what a normal person could do in our real world.

    I have to really disagree that it was poorly thought out though, I'm surprised to see that complaint.
    I found this to be a fairly good review of the film, I don't agree with it all but a lot of it rings true for me: http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2008/07/17/dark_knight/

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  • ApplekingAppleking __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2009
    very usefull and interesting thread, thank you :D

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Revenge of Purple Steve Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    So, have you guys heard about 9?

    Basically, there's this short film called 9, made in 2005. Not to spoil it too much, but it's a cg animated short about living ragdoll-like creatures that exist in a post apocalyptic Earth. I think it's a cool little film, and the animation and art design are fantastic. Here's a good link to view it (Careful looking for it elsewhere, there's a lot of versions that have a porn soundtrack embedded into the audio, which kills the mood IMO.) http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1jl41_9-nine-shane-acker-short-animation_creation

    So cool short, right?

    Turns out Tim Burton though so as well, and now it's going to be a movie. Like in theaters. With big name actors and shit. The trailer came out recently, and despite being VERY Hollywoodized (lots of action and rock music blaring), I think it keeps the theme of the short in tact; and the animation is definitely stepped up a notch as well.

    http://www.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/9/

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  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Mickey Rourke is quite deserving of any awards he may win for his role in The Wrestler. I almost teared up at the end. Well done.
    Marisa Tomei is smoking hot!

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Mickey Rourke is quite deserving of any awards he may win for his role in The Wrestler. I almost teared up at the end. Well done.
    Marisa Tomei is smoking hot!

    You should watch Rescue Me.

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  • muninnmuninn Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I was pretty dissapointed with the Wrestler. It was well shot, but oh so heavy handed in parts.

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  • TrueHereticXTrueHereticX We are the future Charles, not them. They no longer matter. Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    So, have you guys heard about 9?

    Basically, there's this short film called 9, made in 2005. Not to spoil it too much, but it's a cg animated short about living ragdoll-like creatures that exist in a post apocalyptic Earth. I think it's a cool little film, and the animation and art design are fantastic. Here's a good link to view it (Careful looking for it elsewhere, there's a lot of versions that have a porn soundtrack embedded into the audio, which kills the mood IMO.) http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1jl41_9-nine-shane-acker-short-animation_creation

    So cool short, right?

    Turns out Tim Burton though so as well, and now it's going to be a movie. Like in theaters. With big name actors and shit. The trailer came out recently, and despite being VERY Hollywoodized (lots of action and rock music blaring), I think it keeps the theme of the short in tact; and the animation is definitely stepped up a notch as well.

    http://www.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/9/

    That was fucking awesome

    Cant wait for the movie

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  • KealohaKealoha Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I saw Synecdoche, New York. Very good stuff. Shoulda been nominated for screenplay, at least.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Kealoha wrote: »
    I saw Synecdoche, New York. Very good stuff. Shoulda been nominated for screenplay, at least.

    I missed it when it played at my local art house theater because I knew nothing about it, and now I feel like Homer Simpson after missing Mr. T at the mall.

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  • RadculaRadcula Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Kealoha wrote: »
    I saw Synecdoche, New York. Very good stuff. Shoulda been nominated for screenplay, at least.

    Totally weird movie in the best way possible, Hoffman should have been called "Butter" this year


    cuz he was on a roll, you know what im sayin

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  • jeddy leejeddy lee Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Quid wrote: »
    Is DVD release awareness for movies only?

    Cause motherfucking season 2 of Frisky Dingo is out today.

    I'll give a boosh to that.

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    This was not a great winterstock, and now we're into the crap time between when the "serious" stuff and the "ZOMGAWESOME" stuff comes out.

    To Netflix!

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    So, I saw the Unborn.

    I thought it was pretty creepy, but had a silly story.

    It combines jump scares with some really weird stuff to keep you on your toes the entire time, if it means anything.
    Apparently, dogs wearing masks creep me out like woah.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Did anyone see the Reader? If so, I've got a question.
    Were the main character's reasons for not speaking up in Hannah's defense meant to be ambiguous, or did I miss something? I couldn't tell if it was because he thought she deserved to be imprisoned, or if he was ashamed of his relationship with her.
    Also, two girls at my showing laughed when the dude showed his penis. I'm sure glad that wasn't my penis!

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  • GimGim Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Bigfoot is a myth.

    Ooo, they're remaking The Crow. Interesting.

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  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Gim wrote: »
    Bigfoot is a myth.

    Ooo, they're remaking The Crow. Interesting.
    Gim!

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  • TrueHereticXTrueHereticX We are the future Charles, not them. They no longer matter. Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Gim wrote: »
    Bigfoot is a myth.

    Ooo, they're remaking The Crow. Interesting.

    What?

    They better not murder it, I quite like the 1st one (apart from Brandon Lee carking it D:)

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  • Director714Director714 Registered User
    edited January 2009
    Gim wrote: »
    Bigfoot is a myth.

    Ooo, they're remaking The Crow. Interesting.

    What?

    They better not murder it, I quite like the 1st one (apart from Brandon Lee carking it D:)



    They better not murder The Crow

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