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The [Movie] Was Perfected In 1974

BogartBogart Because I hate youRegistered User, Moderator mod
edited October 11 in Debate and/or Discourse
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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    Not possible, as Transformers didnt come out until 2007

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    I love ad-libbed stuff in movies.
    The shifting hump on Igor's back was an ad-libbed gag. Marty Feldman had been surreptitiously shifting the hump back and forth for several days when cast members finally noticed. It was then added to the script.

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    Echo wrote: »
    I love ad-libbed stuff in movies.

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  • CptHamiltonCptHamilton Registered User regular
    To go back to the previous thread: the bear was absolutely the best part of Annihilation (despite some dodgy effects). Having hated the movie I thought, "Okay, maybe it was just a bad adaptation. I mean, the bear was neat so maybe the book has more stuff like that."

    I listened to the audiobook. It is a spectacularly awful novel and made me enjoy Annihilation the movie more in retrospect because it was at least better than the book. And, unsurprisingly, the bear is not in the book.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    I listened to the audiobook. It is a spectacularly awful novel.
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  • CptHamiltonCptHamilton Registered User regular
    I listened to the audiobook. It is a spectacularly awful novel.
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    I can't think of a single positive thing to say about the book.

    It read like it was written by a person who was not familiar with human behavior, had never listened to two people talk to one another, and did not have access to a source of research material as comprehensive as a 1985 printing of the World Book Encyclopedia.

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  • jimb213jimb213 Registered User regular
    To go back to the previous thread: the bear was absolutely the best part of Annihilation (despite some dodgy effects). Having hated the movie I thought, "Okay, maybe it was just a bad adaptation. I mean, the bear was neat so maybe the book has more stuff like that."

    I listened to the audiobook. It is a spectacularly awful novel and made me enjoy Annihilation the movie more in retrospect because it was at least better than the book. And, unsurprisingly, the bear is not in the book.

    Wow, I had completely the opposite reaction to both the movie and the book, which I read after seeing the movie.

    Loved the movie, loved the book.

    And I thought the bear scene was terrifying. The sounds it made... really unsettling.

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  • CptHamiltonCptHamilton Registered User regular
    jimb213 wrote: »
    To go back to the previous thread: the bear was absolutely the best part of Annihilation (despite some dodgy effects). Having hated the movie I thought, "Okay, maybe it was just a bad adaptation. I mean, the bear was neat so maybe the book has more stuff like that."

    I listened to the audiobook. It is a spectacularly awful novel and made me enjoy Annihilation the movie more in retrospect because it was at least better than the book. And, unsurprisingly, the bear is not in the book.

    Wow, I had completely the opposite reaction to both the movie and the book, which I read after seeing the movie.

    Loved the movie, loved the book.

    And I thought the bear scene was terrifying. The sounds it made... really unsettling.

    I dunno if I just don't engage with books and movies like other people do or what. I mean, the book is quite popular and enough people thought it was good that they made a movie out of it. A friend of mine saw the movie and thought it was the best horror he'd seen in years. I just don't get it.

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  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    Its a perfect hybrid of existential horror and body horror.

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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    Thing to keep in mind with that book is the narrator is not quite all there

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  • So It GoesSo It Goes We keep moving...Registered User, Moderator mod
    I think reading the book first is better

    The writing is really good, I think, and the story somewhat original and weird in a good way.

    The movie was fine, expecting it to be the same as the book is a fallacy - you can't film the feeling you get from the book, better to move in a slightly different direction, which they did and I liked.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Not possible, as Transformers didnt come out until 2007

    Transformers the Movie came out in 1986.

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  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    edited October 12
    Random Thought:

    My wife is watching The Holiday again. A perfectly bland and forgettable but inoffensive rom-com from 2006. Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet switch houses over the christmas holidays, emotional shit ensues, they find self-improvement and love, blah blah blah.

    Anyway, in what I would consider a strange choice they cast Jack Black as the neighbour/love interest. I mean, the other side has Jude Law, a much more traditional choice, but the other male lead is Jack Black. And someone must have told him to tone it down like 10 notches cause he's got a bit of the Jack Black character he does going on, but really really subdued.

    And you know what? Jack Black as like a normal person is charming as fuck. Really works. They should give him a shot at it more often.

    /end of random thought

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  • CptHamiltonCptHamilton Registered User regular
    shryke wrote: »
    Random Thought:

    My wife is watching The Holiday again. A perfectly bland and forgettable but inoffensive rom-com from 2006. Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet switch houses over the christmas holidays, emotional shit ensues, they find self-improvement and love, blah blah blah.

    Anyway, in what I would consider a strange choice they cast Jack Black as the neighbour/love interest. I mean, the other side has Jude Law, a much more traditional choice, but the other male lead is Jack Black. And someone must have told him to tone it down like 10 notches cause he's got a bit of the Jack Black character he does going on, but really really subdued.

    And you know what? Jack Black as like a normal person is charming as fuck. Really works. They should give him a shot at it more often.

    /end of random thought

    That and Four Christmases are two of my favorite rom-coms. It also stars a rather odd selection for an otherwise-normal rom-com in the person of Vince Vaughn, whom I hate in almost everything else I've ever seen him in but he really tones down his Vince Vaughn-ness for it.

    The other one is Date Night so I guess maybe I just like rom-coms starring comedians as the male lead...

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  • Monsieur TMonsieur T Registered User regular
    Finally caught Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. I could not take all this sick and kidnapped dino stuff. They should just put a camera in one of those giant hamster balls and let it roll around the park for 2 hours.

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  • N1tSt4lkerN1tSt4lker Registered User regular
    shryke wrote: »
    Random Thought:

    My wife is watching The Holiday again. A perfectly bland and forgettable but inoffensive rom-com from 2006. Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet switch houses over the christmas holidays, emotional shit ensues, they find self-improvement and love, blah blah blah.

    Anyway, in what I would consider a strange choice they cast Jack Black as the neighbour/love interest. I mean, the other side has Jude Law, a much more traditional choice, but the other male lead is Jack Black. And someone must have told him to tone it down like 10 notches cause he's got a bit of the Jack Black character he does going on, but really really subdued.

    And you know what? Jack Black as like a normal person is charming as fuck. Really works. They should give him a shot at it more often.

    /end of random thought

    Jack Black is delightful in The Holiday. Just 100% delightful.

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    The character of the Joker was developed by director-screenwriter Christopher Nolan, screenwriter Jonathan Nolan, and Heath Ledger. Ledger would improvise on set and some of the Joker's most iconic, scary, and funny moments were a result of Ledger's improvisation. One example of this is when the Joker, locked in a cell, sarcastically (and menacingly) claps for Gordon's promotion. The clapping was not originally scripted, but Nolan liked it so much that he kept it in the final cut of the film. Additionally, when the Joker exits the hospital and detonates a bomb behind him, the explosion was supposed to go off the first time. However, when the explosion was accidentally delayed, Ledger decided to stay in character and continue the shot. He mumbled to himself and played around with the remote until the explosion went off. What was originally a technical error became one of the funniest moments of the film.

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  • So It GoesSo It Goes We keep moving...Registered User, Moderator mod
  • wanderingwandering Registered User regular
    The Dark Knight is probably the only Nolan movie I’d consider a personal favorite and Heath Ledger is the main reason why

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    shryke wrote: »
    Random Thought:

    My wife is watching The Holiday again. A perfectly bland and forgettable but inoffensive rom-com from 2006. Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet switch houses over the christmas holidays, emotional shit ensues, they find self-improvement and love, blah blah blah.

    Anyway, in what I would consider a strange choice they cast Jack Black as the neighbour/love interest. I mean, the other side has Jude Law, a much more traditional choice, but the other male lead is Jack Black. And someone must have told him to tone it down like 10 notches cause he's got a bit of the Jack Black character he does going on, but really really subdued.

    And you know what? Jack Black as like a normal person is charming as fuck. Really works. They should give him a shot at it more often.

    /end of random thought
    Jack Black is good in Bernie

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  • So It GoesSo It Goes We keep moving...Registered User, Moderator mod
  • jungleroomxjungleroomx Wash your clothes Till the creek turn redRegistered User regular
    Dark Knight, The Prestige, and Inception are all awesome to me.

    I know the BWAAAAA got old, but Inception did it first and it was kind of cool how it came about in slowing down music.

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  • BogartBogart Because I hate you Registered User, Moderator mod
    Nolan's filmography reads:

    Memento
    Insomnia
    Batman Begins
    The Prestige
    The Dark Knight
    Inception
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Interstellar
    Dunkirk

    I haven't seen Dark Knight Rises or Interstellar (I know, I know, get off my dick) but all of the others are excellent. I wish he'd make more but I guess he's choosy and thus manages to avoid making mediocre or bad movies.

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  • AtomikaAtomika Scarf Ace Registered User regular
    I grew up where Bernie was filmed

    They made it look much more charming than it is

    They didn’t make it look all that charming

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  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    do i see venom or first man tomorrow

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  • BogartBogart Because I hate you Registered User, Moderator mod
    dlinfiniti wrote: »
    do i see venom or first man tomorrow

    First Man.

    *narrators voice* Bogart had not seen either.

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  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    First Man is a Venom prequel so watch that first

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  • TarantioTarantio Registered User regular
    edited October 12
    I haven't seen Insomnia or Dunkirk, but I enjoyed all of the rest of Nolan's movies except Dark Knight Rises.

    The plot is a mess, villain's plan makes no sense, political undertones are sketchy and probably already dated.

    That's pretty much all on the writing, though. I blame David S. Goyer.

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx Wash your clothes Till the creek turn redRegistered User regular
    Insomnia is great.

    Dunkirk was difficult to finish, but really good.

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  • Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    edited October 12
    dlinfiniti wrote: »
    do i see venom or first man tomorrow

    If the coin lands on its side, see Bad Times At The El Royale?

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    Now I want to see First Man, with Venom as the lead.

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  • Kipling217Kipling217 Registered User regular
    Saw Robocop 1987. It really holds up. the Satire is still funny, the pathos is still engaging and the action is still fun to watch. The action isn't... good by current standards, but its good 80s action which means it so over the top that it loops around into being good again. No fucking shaky cam for this shit.

    Added fun is watching the Zeerust of the supposedly advanced technology of the near future: CRT screens and landline phones aplenty, while not a single laptop or desktop PC. As for Cell phones, forget it! Even the media break segments lack the ticker at the bottom. (Zeerust is a imagined future superseded by the actual future developments).

    Peter Weller is a good actor and manages to act with half his face covered and a forced robotic voice.

    Not seen Robocop 2014 and not going to. I would advise skipping the entire rest of the Franchise as well, the original movie is the only one with an interesting story and the less said about the G rated tv series the better.

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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    Robocop 2014 actually does some interesting things with its premise and is comfortably the second best Robocop movie. It's not up there with the classic original (what is?) but it's about ten times better than it has any right to be.

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  • kaidkaid Registered User regular
    Jazz wrote: »
    Robocop 2014 actually does some interesting things with its premise and is comfortably the second best Robocop movie. It's not up there with the classic original (what is?) but it's about ten times better than it has any right to be.

    Its story for the 2014 one is pretty on the nose for the current move towards drones/automated war fighting capability so it is more commentary on that then what the original was but it is really solid. Interestingly enough the speed/agility seen in the remake was more what the original script was asking for. It was not until they had the suit that weller realized there simply was no way to move quickly or fluidly with the costume. He talked to a famous mime to figure out a way to make the best use of what he could do with the suit so he wound up with the very exaggerated robotic movements that worked so well in the original.

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  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    Jazz wrote: »
    Robocop 2014 actually does some interesting things with its premise and is comfortably the second best Robocop movie. It's not up there with the classic original (what is?) but it's about ten times better than it has any right to be.

    It has some interesting ideas and at least one really fantastic scene but it doesn't go anywhere with the ideas it sets up and the end is boring, uninteresting and cliched. It's one of those movies where they either ran out of budget or ideas or both half-way through and just sorta wrapped it up and called it a day.

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  • PhillisherePhillishere Registered User regular
    I listened to the audiobook. It is a spectacularly awful novel.
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    I can't think of a single positive thing to say about the book.

    It read like it was written by a person who was not familiar with human behavior, had never listened to two people talk to one another, and did not have access to a source of research material as comprehensive as a 1985 printing of the World Book Encyclopedia.

    I don't entirely disagree, but I ended up reading more by Vandermeer and realized that he was definitely doing a thing with Annihilation. His other novels have genuinely warm and human characters.

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  • AstaerethAstaereth In the belly of the beastRegistered User regular
    Bogart wrote: »
    Nolan's filmography reads:

    Memento
    Insomnia
    Batman Begins
    The Prestige
    The Dark Knight
    Inception
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Interstellar
    Dunkirk

    I haven't seen Dark Knight Rises or Interstellar (I know, I know, get off my dick) but all of the others are excellent. I wish he'd make more but I guess he's choosy and thus manages to avoid making mediocre or bad movies.

    You’ve forgotten his first movie, Following, which is also excellent.

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  • DoodmannDoodmann Registered User regular
    Has anyone in here seen The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha?

  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    Interstellar is not good

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  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    Interstellar is not good

    Interstellar is quite good but not as good as I'd hoped. Some really powerful stuff in there.

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