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« Reply #300 on: October 14, 2014, 09:02:30 AM »

Saw Dracula Untold.

I give it a 6.5. Spoilers follow.

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« Reply #301 on: October 14, 2014, 02:30:09 PM »

If they were going to do Civil War, they should have done it before they executed SHIELD by publically revealing Hydra had eaten out the heart of it. Because Agents of SHIELD is doing a very good job of showing what happens when that sort of database falls into villainous hands.

Civil War is really dangerous territory to be taking the franchise. It turned Reed Richards into someone who's pretty much operating on the same moral level as Doctor Doom, and left them with no way to redeem Stark as a character except to give him personality backup that conveniently last saved before any of the Civil War/Secret Invasion mess started and even now it seems he's starting to veer back into that territory as Marvel basically get around to their version of Infinite Crisis.

True, true.  But remember: this isn't the comics.  This is the crew that made Guardians of the Galaxy a smash hit.  They might be getting a bit overconfident now, but they just might have reason to be.
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« Reply #302 on: October 14, 2014, 06:13:46 PM »


I'll allow it.
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« Reply #303 on: October 16, 2014, 12:04:23 AM »

One of the things I love is finding artwork for media from its earlier days of development.  It always is interesting to see how a work could have looked like, and how it evolved.  Sometimes the final product is actually an improvement.  Sometimes, though, you wish they had stuck with their original idea.

I don't know about the recent TMNT movie, but I get the feeling some people would have preferred the original.

Reminded me of This Bebop.
Same artist did Rocksteady, but while as excellently executed I don't think it's as thematically coherent.

Well this is interesting.  The pictures have been taken down because "they are 'For next TMNT movie that is not released yet.'"

I think some people are getting a bit touchy...
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« Reply #304 on: October 16, 2014, 02:57:13 AM »

A so far 2-movie concept in which an otherwise Rockwell-ian near future America has as single day in which all law is suspended.
Ostensibly this is a social pressure release valve, but in practice it's about population control as the poor and desperate cull themselves down.

A good review.

Edit: Krensky pretty much nail the first movie, but apparently the second is at least tolerably better.

Update!
Ahhhh. The Purge 2 is excellent!
Tight, visceral, even a little unpredictable!
I rate it a full Evil.
Catch it when you're in the mood for some real mean.
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« Reply #306 on: October 16, 2014, 05:10:07 PM »





As long as there is no Grown Ups 3 opening the same weekend, it'll do great.  Tongue
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« Reply #307 on: October 17, 2014, 05:09:07 PM »

That poster is primed for some "sucks" jokes if the movie bombs. Angry
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« Reply #308 on: October 17, 2014, 06:42:06 PM »

MovieBob likes Fury. Gonna see if I get the chance.
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« Reply #309 on: October 19, 2014, 06:52:11 PM »

Scarlett Johansson to possibly star in live-action Ghost In The Shell movie

Well, of all the parts to be typecast for, kickass action babe probably one of the better ones.  Hopefully the rest of the movie isn't a complete and utter failure.  Hopefully.
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« Reply #310 on: October 19, 2014, 10:36:55 PM »

Reads headline: That's a terrible idea

Watches video: That's an idea that the phrase "whitewashing feature-length failure" pretty much seems to effortlessly sum up.
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« Reply #311 on: October 19, 2014, 11:33:36 PM »

Reads headline: That's a terrible idea

Watches video: That's an idea that the phrase "whitewashing feature-length failure" pretty much seems to effortlessly sum up.

While I'm sure it will be a disaster, the Major's ethnicity is purposefully never confirmed in any of her versions. Mokoto Kusinagi isn't her real name and her body is a highly upgraded common and nondescript civilian model.

If the Chief, Saito, Togusa, and Isikawa are cast as Europeans, then yeah, its whitewashing.

That said, I think Johansson is not right for the role. Her appearance is too striking for the Major.
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« Reply #312 on: Today at 02:41:34 AM »

The one western actor I'd unequivicably accept in a live action version of section 9 is Ron Perlman as Batou
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