Author Topic: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012  (Read 48567 times)

Mister Andersen

  • Control
  • ******
  • Posts: 12183
  • I'm leaving for a destination I still don't know
    • View Profile
Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #660 on: October 30, 2012, 10:44:29 AM »
2 interesting tidbits about The Wolverine:

Spoiler: show

1. It's set after all current X-men films
2. At some point, presumably via flashback but who knowsm he's seen sporting his bone claws.

ThunderMonkey

  • Control
  • ******
  • Posts: 2192
    • View Profile
Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #661 on: October 30, 2012, 10:52:16 AM »
Or, in other Cloud Atlas thought...

Bonus points for invoking "Springtime for Hitler".  :)  I don't care one way or another about Cloud Atlas, but I'm always entertained when Vaux decides a movie just really isn't worth a fuck.

I never take stock in reviews in which the writer doesn't think the reader has the capacity in which to make an informed decision. It's rather sad, considering that Vaux and I share the same age and many of the same "favorites" as posted on his profile page (if that's to be believed).

Besides it's really a lazy approach to try to dismantle a movie on one point based upon the make up or some other production value. There are some really crappy movies out there (in regards to production value), but they turn out to be great films ("Casablanca" for example). Likewise, there are some movies that have high production values, but they're complete turds ("Prometheus").

I gravitate towards film critics (not movie reviewers) that recognize that their experience watching a film is subjective and based upon their experiences watching other films.

And you guys too. If more than two or three of you give praise for a film, I'll give it a shot.
Work done by an officer's doppleganger in a parallel universe cannot be claimed as overtime.

ThunderMonkey

  • Control
  • ******
  • Posts: 2192
    • View Profile
Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #662 on: October 30, 2012, 10:56:10 AM »
2 interesting tidbits about The Wolverine:

Spoiler: show

1. It's set after all current X-men films
2. At some point, presumably via flashback but who knowsm he's seen sporting his bone claws.


Spoiler: show
 Wasn't there some sort of shot of Logan in a Japanese prison camp during WW2? He didn't get the metal until much, much later.
Work done by an officer's doppleganger in a parallel universe cannot be claimed as overtime.

Viperion

  • Operative
  • ****
  • Posts: 423
    • View Profile
Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #663 on: October 30, 2012, 01:19:16 PM »
Spoiler: Wolverine poster • show


Spoiler: show
So it's confirmed that it's using the Japan storyline, I'm assuming :) That'll be interesting

Wolverine

  • Control
  • ******
  • Posts: 3840
  • I want to smoke a fairy
    • View Profile
    • Geek-Life Balance (my personal blog)
Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #664 on: October 30, 2012, 02:54:37 PM »
Spoiler: show
So it's confirmed that it's using the Japan storyline, I'm assuming :) That'll be interesting

Yes, it is. You can check out the casting on IMDb for who will be in it.
"Dickhead books?"
 -Patrick Kapera wrestling with the New Zealand accent

Crafty_Pat

  • Crafty Staff
  • Control
  • *****
  • Posts: 9815
  • We have all the time in the world.
    • View Profile
    • Crafty Games
Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #665 on: October 30, 2012, 03:36:23 PM »
In related X-Men news, the First Class sequel...

Spoiler: Title, for those who haven't already read about it • show

Days of Future Past


...is confirmed to be directed by none other than Bryan Singer. Huzzah!  ;D
Patrick Kapera
Crafty Games

UPDATES/PRESS INFO
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/14FJIw7
Facebook: www.facebook.com/craftygames
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+Crafty-Games/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Crafty_Games
YouTube: www.youtube.com/craftyhomeoffice

In game terms, reality is broken.

Desertpuma

  • Control
  • ******
  • Posts: 4780
  • Highest Level LSpy Agent 16th, almost 17th
    • View Profile
    • Crusaders Citadel
Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #666 on: October 30, 2012, 06:16:42 PM »
The Bryan Singer news is awesome!


Living Spycraft Masterm

Gentry

  • Control
  • ******
  • Posts: 2866
  • It's a Trap!
    • View Profile
    • Wyrmstone Homepage
Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #667 on: October 31, 2012, 05:22:14 PM »
Or, in other Cloud Atlas thought...

Bonus points for invoking "Springtime for Hitler".  :)  I don't care one way or another about Cloud Atlas, but I'm always entertained when Vaux decides a movie just really isn't worth a fuck.

I never take stock in reviews in which the writer doesn't think the reader has the capacity in which to make an informed decision.

Meh. All reviews are inherently subjective, except maybe the totally spoileriffic ones at Jabootu or someplace like that. Rob doesn't drop the F hammer often, but when he does it's typically because a movie is just jawdropping for one reason or another (off the top of my head, his F list includes Battlefield Earth, Ballistic: Ecks versus Sever, White Chicks, The Scorpion King, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry). Movies like that, which really stick in his craw, get special ranting, and his Cloud Atlas review is a new gold standard for hatin'. I love it.

Does it make me want to see the movie anyway? Not really, but I don't care for self-important bullshit at the cinema anyway. Cloud Atlas could have a 100 percent RT rating and I'd avoid it just because of Tom Hanks.  :) It's the poetry of vitriol in Vaux's F reviews that's so much fun, regardless of how you actually feel about the movie in question.
I'm a secret VAO Control (Shh!)

Check out Wyrmstone for FC Open Source campaigning

Have you joined Knife Rights yet?

Live and game in Flyover Country? Join Tornado Alley Game Guil

Mister Andersen

  • Control
  • ******
  • Posts: 12183
  • I'm leaving for a destination I still don't know
    • View Profile
Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #668 on: October 31, 2012, 07:56:31 PM »
Spoiler: Radagast the Brown • show




ThunderMonkey

  • Control
  • ******
  • Posts: 2192
    • View Profile
Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #669 on: November 01, 2012, 06:47:35 AM »
Or, in other Cloud Atlas thought...

Bonus points for invoking "Springtime for Hitler".  :)  I don't care one way or another about Cloud Atlas, but I'm always entertained when Vaux decides a movie just really isn't worth a fuck.

I never take stock in reviews in which the writer doesn't think the reader has the capacity in which to make an informed decision.

Meh. All reviews are inherently subjective, except maybe the totally spoileriffic ones at Jabootu or someplace like that.

Reviews may be subjective, but they don't have to be a pretentious vitriol soapbox used to inflate one's ego. I don't care for both the self-importance of cinema or movie reviewers.
Work done by an officer's doppleganger in a parallel universe cannot be claimed as overtime.

Wolverine

  • Control
  • ******
  • Posts: 3840
  • I want to smoke a fairy
    • View Profile
    • Geek-Life Balance (my personal blog)
Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #670 on: November 04, 2012, 06:17:28 PM »
Proof that NZ's film industry isn't wholly concerned with Hobbits and wacky horror: The Cure

The infected scientist is more well known for his work in the more recent Hell Pizza ads.
"Dickhead books?"
 -Patrick Kapera wrestling with the New Zealand accent

Crafty_Pat

  • Crafty Staff
  • Control
  • *****
  • Posts: 9815
  • We have all the time in the world.
    • View Profile
    • Crafty Games
Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #671 on: November 06, 2012, 12:28:26 AM »
Patrick Kapera
Crafty Games

UPDATES/PRESS INFO
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/14FJIw7
Facebook: www.facebook.com/craftygames
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+Crafty-Games/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Crafty_Games
YouTube: www.youtube.com/craftyhomeoffice

In game terms, reality is broken.

Wolverine

  • Control
  • ******
  • Posts: 3840
  • I want to smoke a fairy
    • View Profile
    • Geek-Life Balance (my personal blog)
Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #672 on: November 06, 2012, 01:34:24 AM »
The Hobbit Soundtrack: Radagast the Brown

I've got that on repeat at the moment while I wait for tickets to go on sale at midnight.

86 mins to go...
"Dickhead books?"
 -Patrick Kapera wrestling with the New Zealand accent

Aldus Vertten

  • Handler
  • *****
  • Posts: 777
  • Los Otros Planes
    • View Profile
    • Guia del Freeky Galactico (Geek Guide to the Galaxy)
Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #673 on: November 09, 2012, 09:42:22 AM »
World War Z Trailer

Havent read the book, so i only get to judge by what i see... and i'm not sure yet... I like the zombie "wave" idea...
"No queda sino batirnos"
-------------
-El Capitan Alatriste

TheOpSecTreeFloof

  • Control
  • ******
  • Posts: 3018
    • View Profile
Re: Movie News, Reviews, & Reactions 2012
« Reply #674 on: November 09, 2012, 10:32:33 AM »
World War Z Trailer

Havent read the book, so i only get to judge by what i see... and i'm not sure yet... I like the zombie "wave" idea...

You should read the book.  9 out of 10 shamblers agree.