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CINEMATIC FANTASTIC [Film and Media Discussion Party]

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  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    Stilts wrote: »
    I feel like Chronicles of Riddick is worth it just for the scenes on Crematoria.

    Also, the whole movie basically feels like a sci-fi D&D campaign that Vin Diesel came up with himself; it's really dumb and corny in a way I dig.

    Yeah, it's definitely entertaining.

    I just don't think it's actually a good movie.

    Oh, yeah, it's definitely not a good movie.

    I just kinda like it anyway.

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    The Riddick movies have the best names for places and peoples it is amazing

    I've only seen the first one on TV but I need to rewatch it to see if it also has the names thing

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  • MacGuffinMacGuffin Registered User regular
    The story begins when Max and the remaining members of the flock have to go to an ordinary school. Though Max is unhappy about it, she just cannot say no to Dylan. Meanwhile, Fang's gang is caught up when they're attacked by two monster trucks. Within those monster trucks is something interesting: Max's half brother, Ari, who has yet again risen from the dead. But not only that; there are also more Erasers along with Ari. The fight ends when Maya (Max's Clone, aka Max II) dies in Fang's arms. He doesn't want to hurt anyone else in his gang so he tells them to go home and forget everything that had happened with him. He is then told by the Voice that he has to go back to Max. While he is traveling on foot (one of the bones in Fang's wing was broken in the fight with Ari), Fang meets some people who ask him if he needs a ride. He ends up getting thrown off a cliff. When Max and Dylan leave school, Dylan realizes he forgot his book in a teacher's room. While there, the science teacher tells Dylan that if he values Max's life, he will do the mission that Doctor Gunther-Hagen wants him to do. He is told that the doctor had found something in Fang's blood that many scientists would want, so he tells Dylan that he must kill Fang or they would kill Max. Later that night, Fang arrives on the Flock's doorstep. Max can't help but hug him. When Ari and Jeb arrive to kill Fang, they learn that Fang's DNA contains the secret to immortality. Dylan, after running off, returns and tries to kill Fang, but cannot go through with it. The whole Flock is picked up by Max's mother, and they go to an island paradise where they will survive the approaching apocalypse. As the world suddenly goes up in flames (although they first believed the apocalypse was in the form of a terrible virus), Angel is revealed to be Max's Voice and Dylan comes flying in to the rescue. Fang and Max think they die in each other's arms, as Max has finally decided who she truly loves, but they don't die. The world has adapted so that only mutants can live in it; half of it is water, which is why the Flock evolved to have gills. The other half has high cliffs, so the Flock can live there, having wings. In the end, they did not quite save the world, but they saved each other.

    The wikipedia for this is magical

    It reads like a fever dream chronicled by someone who is unhealthly obsessed with fever.

  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    Should I watch tonight

    Throne of Blood.

    Or

    Fistfull of Dollars

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Fistful

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    You got it chief

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited February 2014
    If you didn't follow my tweeting of Ender's Game, here's the rundown
    Boring, poorly acted, no sense of time, ponderous and self-important, complete dog's breakfast of an ending

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  • HunteraHuntera Rude Boy Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    If you didn't follow my tweeting of Ender's Game, here's the rundown
    Boring, poorly acted, no sense of time, ponderous and self-important, complete dog's breakfast of an ending

    It is my understanding that that is Ender's Game.

    I might be slightly offbase there, though

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    The book at least was paced better and its ending made a little more sense

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Balefuego wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Langly wrote: »
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    So I don't think I gave a final opinion on Riddick last night but
    There were some enjoyable elements and scenes but overall there was just too much that didn't work for me

    Also, you know, the way it treated its one female character, even via its supposed hero, skeeved me out to the max

    Also I almost get angry at elements that specifically call back to that first movie from 12 damn years ago, or even that awful second one, because who do you people think you are by giving this mess a mythos

    I don't know, I guess I'm just constantly baffled by this franchise's popularity because it seems so forgettable to me

    Vin diesel owns the character and it is his mythos. He made it up.

    Actually David Twohy made it up

    Vin Diesel just really likes it

    That's why he bought it from the studio after an FF movie

    The character of Riddick is a Vin Diesel creation (it's literally his DnD character). The Riddick universe I think is a collabo between Twohy and Diesel

    I listened to the commentary for Pitch Black and I can tell you with approximately ninety nine percent certainty that this is not the case

    One, Diesel's DnD character was a half-orc named Melkor

    Two, Riddick was originally going to die in the first movie so the lady character could live! The part definitely existed in something like its final form before Vin Diesel took the role, and then got twisted around in the sequel because Twohy got star struck by his big budget

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Olivaw wrote: »
    One, Diesel's DnD character was a half-orc named Melkor

    What's this guy's story
    let's get a movie about him

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited February 2014
    Gonna cleanse my palate with Kiki's Delivery Service

    Rest in peace Phil Hartman

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited February 2014
    You saw nothing

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    Phil Hartman was really good in Jingle all the way.

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    He's about the only thing that was

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  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    He's about the only thing that was

    I'm gonna deck your halls, bub.

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Pitch Black was a legit good movie

    the sequels are not really the same kind of movie

    and they are less good though they do have some good bits in them, like Crematoria

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    Aw man I missed the Zodiac praising

  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    Saw Tower Heist on tv recently - it was one of those films I was morbidly curious about but not enough to buy/rent. It was... ok? I love Alan Alda and he did a great confident villain, Stiller was pretty likable, but the heist itself didn't really do it for me.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    Pretty much my feelings on the film exactly

    It was fun and the cast was really solid

    The heist relied too much on chance

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    If you didn't follow my tweeting of Ender's Game, here's the rundown
    Boring, poorly acted, no sense of time, ponderous and self-important, complete dog's breakfast of an ending

    You mean the twist at the end loses all weight and meaning when it's spoon-fed to you early on? Never would've guessed.

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  • Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    edited February 2014
    Olivaw wrote: »
    One, Diesel's DnD character was a half-orc named Melkor

    Was he a half-orc? I had always heard Melkor was a Drow Witch-Hunter

    I think that's what he refers to him as in the 30th Anniversary D&D book

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    One, Diesel's DnD character was a half-orc named Melkor

    Was he a half-orc? I had always heard Melkor was a Drow Witch-Hunter

    I think that's what he refers to him as in the 30th Anniversary D&D book

    Clearly he's a Half-Orc that hunts Drow Witches

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    The best thing about melkor is that it's a silmarillion reference. Vin diesel is the best.

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    ahaha rocky fights communism is on tv and I just watched the last 20 minutes and it was terrible and amazing

    also rocky was measurably the worst boxer in the entire world

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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    ahaha rocky fights communism is on tv and I just watched the last 20 minutes and it was terrible and amazing

    also rocky was measurably the worst boxer in the entire world

    His strategy is to let the other guy get tired punching him in the face

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  • VisskarVisskar Blam! Murdered you!Registered User regular
    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    One, Diesel's DnD character was a half-orc named Melkor

    Was he a half-orc? I had always heard Melkor was a Drow Witch-Hunter

    I think that's what he refers to him as in the 30th Anniversary D&D book

    Yeah, I remember a talk show where he talked about his drow.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    One, Diesel's DnD character was a half-orc named Melkor

    Was he a half-orc? I had always heard Melkor was a Drow Witch-Hunter

    I think that's what he refers to him as in the 30th Anniversary D&D book

    obviously he must be half-orc/half-drow

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    Langly wrote: »
    The best thing about melkor is that it's a silmarillion reference. Vin diesel is the best.

    I had a cat named Melkor.

    Does that make me as cool as Vin Diesel?

  • ArangArang Registered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    ahaha rocky fights communism is on tv and I just watched the last 20 minutes and it was terrible and amazing

    also rocky was measurably the worst boxer in the entire world

    His strategy is to let the other guy get tired punching him in the face

    not in 3, in that one he loses like 50 pounds of muscle before his super heavyweight bout

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    guys I watched The Hobbit animated movie last night with my son, the extent to which this is a better adaptation of the hobbit than the peter jackson movies is ridiculous.

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    the smaug encounter is perfect

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  • BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Registered User regular
    I am still kinda amazed that no other movies involving dragons have given them spotlights for eyes.

  • FishmanFishman Sugar and Tea and Rum Registered User regular
    Dr. No (1962)

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  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Poor Quarrell...

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Anchorman 2 is coming back to theaters on Feb 28 with a new cut that features exactly 763 new jokes
    Literally every joke has been replaced with a different joke
    This is insane and I love it

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    Already have plans to see it this weekend

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    Oh what the FUCK

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    god DAMN it

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