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Probably already been suggested, but I gotta say it.
Make it happen.
No, this isn't a fight to the death. This is, in so many words, why calling the rock in Avatar 'unobtainium' is weird. And why.
And, please, if there is any B.S., please call me on it.
I liked reading the screenplay for Legion better than watching it. Not to mention the ending sucks. Can't wait to hear you guys rip it apart.
I remember liking it very much. But I didn't know a lot about movies then, and I haven't seen it since, so this should be interesting.
I have seen Spider-Man 2 since I've learned a little more about movies, and I think it still works. It's not perfect, but the hero saves cats, the villain has a reason-ish for being the villain, and his "the inhibitor chip" turn is the dumbest i'm-gonna-turn-all-the-way-around-just-to-show-the-audience-the-back-of-my-neck thing, but it's one of the few gripes I have about it.
Can't wait to listen to the commentary when it comes out.
It can be both a good film and a shallow film. Those aren't mutually exclusive.
I can agree with that.
Wow, y'all are making me feel like a dummy for liking Avatar, but there you go. I like Avatar.
Didn't mean to. Sowwy.
Moon AND Chinatown? Awesome! Throw in Twins for a genetic-identity-mystery triple play!
"My sister." *slap!* "My daughter." *slap!* "She's my sister AND my daughter! ...AND my twin!!"
Jack Nicholson: "...Bwhaa? o_O?"
I still get the feeling that the special edition is supposed to have all those bits of character development that were thrown to the cutting room floor, i.e. making the already 3 hour-long movie into a longer movie that's bearable, but i guess I have to wait to see if that's true. (Until I hear from someone about it)
EDIT: Actually, I just checked a review of the special edition. It's only 9 minutes longer. Because, of course, 9 minutes would have made the difference.
By the way, thanks Zarban. Appreciate the feedback.
Yeah, it's something I didn't notice until I was editing the episode and most of the episodes were edited after I graduated, i.e. no chance for reshoots (for that episode, at least).
Something I worked on my last year of college. A few notes:
1. I did NOT write this. A friend of mine did. I did the camera-work/directing and editing.
2. I went to college for theater, but grew more towards film in the latter years. My college didn't have a film program so... I learned as I worked at it.
3. This is, in my opinion, the best episode of the ones I worked on. Don't worry about being lost, there's a mini-recap of what's happened so far in this particular episode.
4. I repeat, I did NOT write this.
Looking for feedback/criticism. Bring it on, guys. Other than that, I hope you enjoy.
Chemically Unbalanced, Episode 13: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-_hJJ7zlo8
Film Grok was founded by Serge Delpierre, my surrogate (HAW!) on the 2001 commentary.
Which happened because I've known and worked with Serge for years. He was the line producer of Return of Pink Five and Ark, among his many accomplishments. Film Grok isn't a copy of DIF, it's a spinoff.
Does that mean there's going to be an episode where characters from one show up in the other?!
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. If I'm going to be stuck on an island, I might as well find something to laugh about.
Granted, I don't know anything about what this is or where it's going, it read alright to me. Me being a grammar whore, I noticed a few little things (choose either "Within a split second..." or "In a blur of motion..." not both, confuses the image) but it sounds pretty cool.
Only omission I'd gripe about is that as I was reading it, it felt more like I was watching a videogame trailer than a show trailer though it works as both.
Empire as in Empire Strikes Back or Empire as in Empire Records? >_>
When an ontological paradox comes up in a time-travel story, that's usually my cue to stop paying attention. Not because they make my head hurt — though they do — but because they're usually just goddamn lazy writing.
Guy's walking down the street, hears an obviously crazy homeless guy singing a song. Gets it stuck in his head, goes on to write it down. Song becomes a big hit, guy gets rich. Then, decades later, the guy falls back through time for some reason, loses his mind, ends up singing to himself in an alley as his younger self walks by.
Crap like that makes me nuts. If you're doing it just to be clever, stop it, because it's on the same level as asking whether Jesus could beat Superman in a fight. And if you're basing your whole story on it, give up writing forever and go be a park ranger or something, 'cause you're not cut out for it.
Grumble grumble curse and swear.
I think something like that can be saved if the reason he's thrown back in time to be a hobo is as a result of him having a huge decision to make and making the wrong choice. Brings up the whole "it's our choices that define us" wrap and makes it less convenient that it's all in a loop -- now, it's his own fault (and character flaw) that he created the loop and keeps creating the loop.
And in defense of Scott Pilgrim, the relationship between Scott and Ramona isn't supposed to be lovers who've found each other. It's a guy who's infatuated with a girl, much like how Knives is blindly infatuated with Scott. As far as liking either Scott or Ramona ontheir own merits, it's much more an "Oh my god, I was that guy/girl at one time, wasn't I?" and subsequently trying to grow from it.
My two. Ents. <--- What I get for trying to type all this from my phone.
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.
As much as I love and accept most of that movie I can't get over the whole "we had enough time to set up a freakin' light show/DJ/podiums for history's greatest and big baddies/props like swords to fight Joan of Arc or the ridiculously expensive seven keyboards for Beethoven to play all at once.
I love it, but no, they did not set all of that up on their own.
Okay, Trey keeps mentioning in commentaries that there are always "worse justifications for a movie to happen," i.e. in Die Hard 2 when the planes can't land (even though they probably could somewhere else if it wasn't a movie).
My question: What are some of the worst justifications for a movie to happen that you can think of? Extra points if they're bad enough to be hilarious.
So, by Jeff's long post, any movie that has been suggested but not listed by the DiFers they don't think one way or the other about, or at least not strongly. *nod*
Just published this list to the A and B teams of Down in Front, as "movies suggested here that we have yet to do, that I think could be good for commentaries."
Just sayin': these are on our radar and bound to happen eventually. No particular order.
Be Kind Rewind
A Clockwork Orange
Man on Fire
Children of Men
The Black Hole (Harrell and Zarban felt strongly about this one)
The Truman Show
Silence of the Lambs
A Few Good Men
Black Hawk Down
The Fifth Element
Flight of the Navigator
V for Vendetta
The Dark Knight
Wanted (hate this movie)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Found this list and noticed that Cloverfield is conspicuously absent. The eyebrows of interest are piqued and concerned.
Glad i listened to this if only for the Press Your Luck reference. I used to watch that show high. If anyone needs me, i'll be watching YouTube clips for the next 6hrs.
No whammies, no whammies, no whammies.... STOP! *ding ding ding*
1) Have you guys ever heard of that show "The Joe Shmo Show" where it's a reality TV show where everybody but Joe Schmo is an actor? Very much a comedy show but very much, like Truman, into how and who shapes what reality TV is.
2) For some reason, whenever I hear about "Idiocracy", I always hear someone mention Truman Show. I've never actually seen Idiocracy so is there a connection or reality TV there or are my sources just plain wrong?
3) Ed Harris is the fuckin' man. As far as him thinking this role out 2 years beforehand... he didn't. In fact, Ed Harris was a late addition to the cast because someone else dropped out. (Revealed in the special features) And with the short time he had beforehand, Ed Harris freakin' nailed it. For that alone, I will never lose respect for him (at least in that context).
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