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Title: Movies In General
Post by: Darrin on 2016-08-29 20:45:54
Movies In General!

Welcome to "Movies In General," a topic about any and all films.  Talk about anything you want to share.  We have certain topics already devoted to certain films, but other movies, we don't, unless you create one.  For everything else, it can be discussed here.  Maybe bring up an old film or ask the opinion of others on something else.


If this topic isn't a good idea, I'm fine with removing it.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Darrin on 2016-08-29 20:47:50
So there I am sure someone here has seen it, but I have not.  Everyone tells me (all two people that I know who have seen it) not to waste my time watching this.  But I don't know... I like the character design and how it looks from the few short clips I've seen... Anyone here seen, "Alpha and Omega (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_and_Omega_(film)#Sequels)?"  I like wolves anyways...
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-08-29 20:49:23
Alpha and Omega is a nice movie. I personally don't dig the style that much. But it's a nice sweet movie. It's your typical whacky rom-com movie. The characters are decent, the plot is done before but it's a fun watch. If you have time I'd say watch it. But don't watch the million sequels it has. Those are crap.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Darrin on 2016-08-29 20:50:53
Alpha and Omega is a nice movie. I personally don't dig the style that much. But it's a nice sweet movie. It's your typical whacky rom-com movie. The characters are decent, the plot is done before but it's a fun watch. If you have time I'd say watch it. But don't watch the million sequels it has. Those are crap.

Yeah, the sequels look bad.  A money grab to make a series have direct to DVD movies for kids to have their parents buy... like what happened to Land Before Time. :( 

I need to find a place to watch it, then I will. :)  I am kind of excited.  I liked Balto. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2016-08-29 20:52:43
I'm excited to watch it too.  It's nice to see someone else hasn't seen it. ;)  Wolves do pretty much rock.  Poor overlooked coyotes. ;) 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-08-29 20:57:36
Don't expect a ground breaking movie haha. It's just alright.
It is on Netflix I believe. And wolves are p-cool.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: SunshineRainy on 2016-08-29 20:58:38
You can probably also catch it in a bargain bin at the store.  I saw it for $5. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2016-08-29 21:02:09
I am going to try and watch it tomorrow. :)  You know... since I got time to do anything now. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-08-29 21:04:06
Oh, why's that APD?
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2016-08-29 21:09:14
I was just being a goof.  I still got work.  But other then that I am pretty free now. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-08-29 21:20:12
Oh wow that's cool :)
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2016-08-29 21:23:23
My time is my time now.  My money is mine!  I can do anything!!!!

*Scene turns to me sitting on a couch  with my mouth half open slowly pushed a sub sandwich in my mouth, a 84oz tub of lemonade, a fan pointed at me, and watching childrens cartoons in lazy clothes.*
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: SunshineRainy on 2016-08-29 21:23:40
Lucky you. :) 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-08-29 21:31:38
Hooray for lazy clothes!
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2016-08-29 21:33:37
See, this would have been a great topic to talk about how bad Chicken Little was too. ;) 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-08-29 21:49:06
But that belongs in bad animated movies.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2016-08-29 21:49:39
Oh, that too.  But we can discuss stuff here too. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-08-29 21:52:54
But then that feels redundant.  About Chicken Little.

Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2016-08-29 21:53:38
I know, but at least we have a topic to discuss films in general now.  I thought we used to have one, but that must have been on PSF 1.0.  I looked all over for one but couldn't find one. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-08-29 22:03:06
Well hmm, in general. Uh. Kubo is a good movie. Laika makes great movies, except Box Trolls. I don't know what drugs they were on, but that movie is uh... Eeeee, aaaaah, it's no Bueno. Not by their standards. It's just... I can't get behind it. The characters just aren't that engaging
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2016-08-29 22:04:30
I still haven't seen either, but their animation techniques are fascinating to me.  You really helped promote me to go seeing them.  It's amazing what they can do with hand made parts still.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-08-29 22:10:58
GO SEE THEM! Go support Laika and watch Kubo. They're getting completely screwed over by the theaters (at least the ones near me). They aren't giving it many showings and they're at odd hours of the day so it isn't getting many people in the theater. Go watch it, reeeeeeeeeee!!!

But yeah, if you have free time (go watch Kubo first) Box Trolls is alright-ish. I liked it on the first viewing, but even the first time I really disliked the designs. They were just gross and ugly, which isn't new for Laika, they intentionally made characters ugly in Coraline and ParaNorman. But this was a new level. Crooked teeth, disgusting scenes of characters eating cheese like chomp chomp, it for me was very squicky. And the female character was... Disturbing in the bad way. She seemed to have like a nightmare and gore fetish as she just seemed a bit too excited about the prospect of seeing Box Trolls eat a human and playing with their bones. A bit too enthusiastic... It was creepy...
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: SunshineRainy on 2016-08-29 22:12:37
I feel that sadly, this type of animation, turns a lot of viewers off.  It isn't right, but I think thats true. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2016-08-29 22:14:03
But yeah, if you have free time (go watch Kubo first) Box Trolls is alright-ish. I liked it on the first viewing, but even the first time I really disliked the designs. They were just gross and ugly, which isn't new for Laika, they intentionally made characters ugly in Coraline and ParaNorman. But this was a new level. Crooked teeth, disgusting scenes of characters eating cheese like chomp chomp, it for me was very squicky. And the female character was... Disturbing in the bad way. She seemed to have like a nightmare and gore fetish as she just seemed a bit too excited about the prospect of seeing Box Trolls eat a human and playing with their bones. A bit too enthusiastic... It was creepy...


Well, they are from Portland, and the saying there is "Keep Oregon Weird."  Hence why the show Gravity Falls took place in Oregon. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2016-08-29 22:14:17
I feel that sadly, this type of animation, turns a lot of viewers off.  It isn't right, but I think thats true.


I think that too. :-\  It is too bad.  But this animation is still sticking around thanks to them and Aardman.  No one wants to do traditional animation for some reason, even though people still love it. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-08-29 22:17:34
I don't think it drives people away. Look at the grossing a of their movies. They're incredible. They get a lot of people watching their movies when they come out. They do a good job and it shows. If anything I feel people are drawn to their style because it's different, because it's not CGI. Sure some people are freaked out by claymation, but that was the old styled stuff where claymation was actually scary.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2016-08-29 22:19:46
Hate to break it to you... but making a $100-150 million is very low for a film.  Yes, it's a ton of money for their small studio which spends about $60 million, far less then most studios who spend double.  So they are making good money, but compared to most animated films, they are making far far less. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: SunshineRainy on 2016-08-29 22:21:18
I had to go look.  They made a good amount of profit, but didn't actually make a lot of money compared to other animated films.  Even their biggest hit Coraline only made about $150 million in the box office. 

EDIT: APD beat me to it.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-08-29 22:22:42
True, but it's not like they're tanking. And their movies are praised by critics. I mean, for a small studio, that's good. Sure it's not a lot more like big name studios, but big name studios are just that. Big name studios. They already captured their audiences and people go because it's the big name studio they trust to put forth quality films. Laika needs to continue to build that reputation. I think in general yeah, they might not make as much as Disney or Dreamworks, but they aren't at least driving people away from their films. I don't see anybody saying they won't see their movies just because it's claymation.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Rainberry on 2016-08-29 22:24:35
And this is how a small studio keeps growing, by performing consistently good films that are different, and they seem to be doing that.

You can argue now that Dreamworks and Blue Sky are just cookie cutter producing the Toyota's of films.  All bland and the same. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: SunshineRainy on 2016-08-29 22:26:17
I meant no disrespect to Laika.  I want to see them succeed and start to compete in revenue from the big names.  Pixar still is unique, but they will risk becoming cookie cutter if they aim for just profits... I am worried with all the sequels DISNEY has forced them to do. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2016-08-29 22:41:12
I'm gonna go start watching, Alpha and Omega now. :)  I got it. :D 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: SunshineRainy on 2016-08-29 22:44:12
Go have fun, you! 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Rainberry on 2016-08-29 22:44:38
I'm gonna go read before bed now too.  You have a nice night everyone.  Nice to see you again too, APD. ;)
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2016-08-29 22:46:12
I'm gonna go read before bed now too.  You have a nice night everyone.  Nice to see you again too, APD. ;)


Have a super night!  Great to talk with you again!  Night, Raine! :D
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: mysteryserpent on 2016-08-29 23:18:37
I've honestly never seen all of Alpha and Omega before. I got halfway through it when my family rented it but I had to do something else and by the time I got back my parents already returned it. I liked what I saw though. It isn't too good but it's a fun time if it isn't taken too seriously.

Anyone remember when movies stole millions upon millions of people's minds? Movies revolutionized entertainment. The original Star Wars, Jaws, the Harry Potter movies, Lord of the Rings, even Twilight and the Hunger Games series. So many people live for movies nowadays. It's cool to me how movies impact my life in small ways :)
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2016-08-30 00:15:23
I just finished watching Alpha and Omega.

It was exactly what I hoped for.  It was extremely cute and I really enjoyed it.  There wasn't really any bad guys, it was just an adventure and love story, love for multiple characters.  It was really enjoyable and I love how wolves howling sounds like magic, and is beautiful to them. :)  That was a really cool twist.  Humphrey and Kate were really cute together, but man, those feels in there.  Knowing the girl you love is going to get married or doesn't think the same way about you, I know how that feeling hurts and it digs.  I really related. 

I really like the white female wolf and that other alpha male.  It was so cute to see those two develop.

The visuals were good for this film, a blend of CGI and almost hand drawn backgrounds visuals.  It wasn't groundbreaking, but it was really enjoyable.

The film was put out by Lionsgate, a branch of Disney.  It's the branding that no one knows is tied to Disney because Disney's name is no where on it.  Sadly, many just say it is the brand that puts out film's Disney rejects and passes on to them to distribute. 

I liked Alpha and Omega.  It was a fun story, fun adventure, cute characters, and I have the urge to do fan art of it.  I'm such a nerd.  I will give it an 'A' for tonight because it was an emotional up and down that I related too with love, and I really enjoyed it. :) 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-08-30 04:19:37
Hey, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I actually really liked the white wolf, Kate's sister. She's so awkward and peppy and fun but in a way Shy. She gets embarrassed and feels foolish when she messes up. No doubt because there's at least some feelings of being overshadowed by her much more talented big sister. I also like her hair over her eye. Super cute. And the alpha male she hangs with, super funny, he can't sing lol. What a loser, and I say that in an endearing way.

But yeah, cute movie, not groundbreaking, but it's decent. For some reason, I think it's Humphrey's design that throws me off. I like Kate's design-ish, but something feels off to me. But it's cute and if you enjoyed it that's even better, APD. I didn't know Lionsgate was Disney affiliated. I just thought it was its own thing. How interesting. Disney really does own everything....
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Darrin on 2016-08-30 13:16:05
Disney owns us. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2016-09-02 10:33:14
I watched, "The Secret Life of Pets" last night.  It was pretty fun, good movie.  I liked the visuals.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Blurr001 on 2016-09-02 11:41:03
Quick question. Out of all the movies that came out per year, how many would you guys say you actually go out and buy when they are released on dvd and blu-ray?
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-09-02 11:47:50
You mean the movies that came out this year?
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Blurr001 on 2016-09-02 11:53:31
yes
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-09-02 12:23:17
I would actually buy Kubo.
And I would buy Finding Dory solely because of Hank. I'm kinda obsessed with him. And Destiny. She's adorable.

But yeah, Kung Fu Panda 3 is a great movie, but I bought a pirate. I might buy Jungle Book, but I doubt it. I'd probably only rent it. In fact, I might only rent Finding Dory if I even do. But I would totally buy Kubo. I actually always legally buy Laika's films XD even box trolls. But my sisters bought that one, I didn't really like it.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Blurr001 on 2016-09-02 12:37:16
so far I've seen quite a few movies this year and I've bought 3 of them. Zootopia, Deadpool, and Batman Vs Superman. i'm also gonna buy Captain America
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-09-02 12:42:20
I bought Zootopia, but I kind of regret it. Yeah it's a good movie, but it wasn't that great.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Rainberry on 2016-09-02 19:27:41
I have bought nothing this year.  Zero. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: 1234 on 2016-09-02 20:48:38
Me neither.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Soda on 2016-09-02 21:19:20
I haven't bought movies in ages.  I just rent them sometimes.  I did get Zootopia though... 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2016-09-02 23:27:21
Movie tonight, "The Princess and the Frog." 


Don't buy movies. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Silverwing on 2016-09-03 23:02:24
So S4 asked if anyone genuinely likes the movie, "Cars." 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: System423 on 2016-09-03 23:04:44
I mean like.... I never heard anyone be like "Oh Cars? AMAZING. 10/10. Best Disney Movie."
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2016-09-03 23:05:30
I liked the movie, "Cars."  I didn't like Lightning McQueen or whatever his name was, but the car puns and their world I thought was really cool.  Too bad they made a horrible second movie...

I liked the story they told of "Exploring backgrounds" in Cars 1 and how sad it is to see all those old towns fade away on road maps with modern freeways bypassing them. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Silverwing on 2016-09-03 23:06:11
I mean like.... I never heard anyone be like "Oh Cars? AMAZING. 10/10. Best Disney Movie."

No yeah, it's definitely not the best, but I would have said the first movie was certainly good. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: System423 on 2016-09-03 23:07:13
I can't really say my opinion on it or anything because I never saw it. It never got my attention, really.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Silverwing on 2016-09-03 23:08:20
I can't really say my opinion on it or anything because I never saw it. It never got my attention, really.

It is worth a watch.  I would say it was clever, and as MasterX said, it had a unique message, well it had many messages, but the one MasterX mentioned is a good message it had. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2016-09-03 23:09:28
Living in Texas, S4 certainly knows of the small farming towns that are disappearing around him.  It's said. They once had so much promise and life, hope for a future, but so many are forgotten and histories lost.  That was my fav message from this film.  Try to explore them before they are gone, or try to help them in some way... I don't know how though. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: System423 on 2016-09-03 23:09:28
Lel, I guess I should add this to the giant list of movies I've been told to watch.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Silverwing on 2016-09-03 23:09:55
I hate my giant list of movies to watch. I never seem to catch up.  lol. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2016-09-03 23:10:17
You watch one movie, ten more will be added.  It will never end. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: System423 on 2016-09-03 23:11:30
Living in Texas, S4 certainly knows of the small farming towns that are disappearing around him.  It's said. They once had so much promise and life, hope for a future, but so many are forgotten and histories lost.  That was my fav message from this film.  Try to explore them before they are gone, or try to help them in some way... I don't know how though.

S T E R E O T Y P E
(kinda)

Uh, yeah like, although they aren't really farming towns, there are a few really small towns that are kinda just like.... not really there, in a sense. Like, on the way to San Antonio, there's a place called "Encinal" and it's SUPER small from what I understand. And my town itself used to be really small, but it's been growing and growing since I was small. I don't think I can say the same for Encinal.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2016-09-03 23:13:59
Well, I mean there are towns, small ones, that just kind of fade away.  I know you live in one of Texas' big cities.  But even if you cross the border, many small Mexican villages are disappearing with time too.  People move out of these tiny towns, especially young ones who don't want to be farmers or whatever, and it leaves the parents and old folks as the last generations in these towns. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2016-09-03 23:18:00
You are right though, Encinal is shrinking, but lets look off the main highway, not on the thick lined roads.  Look at Asherton or Catarina, or even Oilton.  They are all shrinking and vanishing slowly but surely, census after census.  The people move to the bigger populated areas that have more opportunities, jobs, and services.  These small towns couldn't keep up and are disappearing.  Much of America's heartland is disappearing. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: System423 on 2016-09-03 23:18:27
Oh, yeah, that's a general thing though.

And yeah from what I know of Cars, it does go into that background pretty well. It's a neat take on it also, with the personification of the cars and such.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Silverwing on 2016-09-03 23:19:59
Shrinking towns is a big issue especially in rural states and counties.  They are seeing tax bases disappear and services disappear.  Some really rural counties are seeing not enough people stay to fill the need for the few jobs they have.  Who wants to live in the middle of nowhere to work for a small town hospital at lower pay?  It's a hard draw.  Also over time, the hospital may shut down due to lack of a need for it, or it costs too much to keep open, hence making the surviving population less inclined to live there with no health service and even harder to draw people in.  It is a downward spiral.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2016-09-03 23:21:01
Yeah, they do some neat art with cars.  A lot of car themed landscapes, or even the clouds.  You just have to notice it all.


And yeah, you are 100% right, Silver. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: 1234 on 2016-09-04 04:47:42
I watched Cars. I was like, 6 or 7 back then.

I guess I thought it was good. I mean, c'mon: CARS! ;D
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-09-04 07:20:58
Why do conversations always happen when I go to sleep?

Cars is a weird one for me. I know objectively it's a pretty meh to bad movie. But subjectively, I enjoy the shit out of it with my dad. I've mentioned before it seems to be one of his favorite movies. We both seem to really enjoy the main characters suffering in the movie cu apparently we're both dicks XP we also do appreciate the background things, like the tread shaped clouds, or the little car bugs and other things. I think it's worth a watch, but it isn't Pixar's best movie. Not by a long run. But it's decent. It's good for kids and it's about good enough for adults. It isn't garbage like the second one.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2016-09-04 10:36:42
I really liked Cars, so much so I bought it and have watched it many times.  I still enjoy it, but it isn't my fav Pixar film. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Soda on 2016-09-05 17:56:03
I liked Cars.  I never understood the hate for it. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-09-05 18:17:48
It's a very lazy movie basically. It's not a good movie. It's entertaining enough, but the characters aren't like able and the story has been done to death before and Cars didn't add anything new to it. It's bland basically. It's not to the quality Pixar produces.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Soda on 2016-09-05 19:36:51
Hmmm.  Okay. 

I thought the message MasterX brought up seemed pretty new, but yes, the other messages thrown in were bland. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-09-05 19:44:02
I mean, it wasn't really a message(?). It just shows what happens to small towns. Which I guess can be seen as a message but there's nothing you can really do to change that. Small towns will almost always lose to industrialism and the bigger and faster mentality people have as they advance.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Blurr001 on 2016-09-05 19:45:11
I liked Cars.  I never understood the hate for it.

Cars was an ok movie. I liked it when it first came out, when I was 13 or 14. But looking back on it now, I just think it wasn't a very good movie to follow Pixar's last movie which was the incredibles. They FINALLY did a movie with human characters and then the next film is talking cars. It felt like a bit of a step back.

But plot wise and character wise, Cars was good.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Soda on 2016-09-05 19:45:32
True, true.  It was a bit lazy looking back on it, but I still liked it. :) 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-09-05 19:47:55
Yeah,  like I've said before. It's fine to love bad movies, but liking them doesn't make them good. And disliking a good movie doesn't make it bad. A lot of people seemed to enjoy it but it wasn't the best structured.

As for what Blurr said, I would say the quality was a step back, but I don't think it necessarily has to do with Pixar finally doing humans and then not. I've always seen Pixar better suited to non human characters.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Soda on 2016-09-05 19:52:20
Pixar is more non-human oriented in my mind.  Hence why Brave didn't take off maybe? 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-09-05 19:54:55
Brave didn't take off? It unjustly won an award when it was pretty crap. Swooping in and snubbing two more well deserving movies of the award. Brave is boring. Characters aren't that deep. Merida is just a less interesting, more imature Belle. Free spirit, we get it.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Blurr001 on 2016-09-05 19:55:53
Inside out was good. Then again the main focus wasn't really on the humans but rather the emotions.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Soda on 2016-09-05 19:56:35
I didn't really like Merida's character design.  I didn't find her pleasing to look at.  Not like "hotness" meter like that, but just her design.  It just didn't seem like a Pixar style.  Same with that film, "The Good Dinosaur."  I haven't seen that one yet, but it doesn't look right with the beautiful realistic backgrounds, and cartoony long neck and other realistic animals. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-09-05 19:58:13
Inside Out was meh. It wasn't really groundbreaking and Emily or whatever her name was is kind of boring and flat.

I did like the message about needing sadness though. So many people try to avoid it, but it's an important emotion in our life. And we can't just ignore it. We as humans need to feel sadness.

Good Dinosaur is gorgeous. And then stupid at the same time.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Soda on 2016-09-05 20:00:03
I liked, Inside Out.  I thought it was cute, but it was more of a mature film then a kids film.  Zootopia actually was better, so one point for Disney over Inside Out for that year.

Inside Out had a great message. 

You saw GDino?
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-09-05 20:04:47
I like IO bu at the same time I don't. Neither it or Zootopia feel that great to me now looking back at them. They both feel to have some flaws no one really talks about. And just because it's mature doesn't mean it's a kids movie. Kids movies shouldn't just be sparkles and fun. I think it's good for kids films to have mature themes. It's important for them to see different things like that in media. Like in Bambi. Bringing to kids attention that life is precious, and at any moment someone you love can be taken from you.

I saw it. I loved the consistency of the injuries. I was expecting the scratches and bruises to disappear in the next shot but they were consistent and faded realistically. But I hate how the human is literally a dog. It's stupid. Like he pants like a dog, and is treated like a dog. It's pretty stupid. A human that evolved shouldn't have that good a sense of smell, and for gods sake, give it some canines.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Soda on 2016-09-05 20:07:10
So you liked Good Dino for injuries?  Lol!  You're a funny one, LP.  I want to see it, mainly for the visual eye candy. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-09-05 20:16:56
Well, no. I just really appreciated how they took the time and effort to be consistent with them.
I liked the visuals, the water. But it seemed like a movie that just didn't know what it wanted to be.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Soda on 2016-09-05 20:18:41
I got that impression just by the previews.  It's like someone really wanted to stick with realism and someone else said we don't need realistic dino's too.  We don't need another Disney's Dinosaur! 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-09-05 20:19:45
Hue. Not just that but in terms of plot it felt all over the place. Things were never fully developed before the plot moved on to something else. I guess it had heart?
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Soda on 2016-09-05 20:20:24
Well I can't wait to see it when i can. :)  Shame, Pixar is starting to falter a bit. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2016-09-05 20:27:08
Why do you say that? Sure it was a bad movie. But it has had good ones too.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: FoxTail on 2017-01-22 20:45:45
Did you guys hear that Don Bluth is raising money to pitch to a studio a hand drawn cartoon film of the cult classic game, "Dragon's Lair?" 

Source (http://www.polygon.com/2015/10/26/9617632/dragons-lair-movie-kickstarter-don-bluth)
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2017-01-22 21:39:36
A game movie? Hmm.... Not sure how I feel about that.
But hey, it's Don Bluth, I love the man, he can do good, right?
Title: Movies In General
Post by: NostradamusTheSeer on 2017-01-23 07:56:30
Inside Out was meh. It wasn't really groundbreaking and Emily or whatever her name was is kind of boring and flat.

(in bad David Spade voice)  I liked it the first time I saw it... when it was called "Herman's Head".

What about actors we don't see much of any more? Adam Sandler lent his voice to both Hotel Transylvania movies, but it's been a few years since he's done a real film (since Jack and Jill bombed, anyway). Brendan Frasier, who enjoyed some good success with the Mummy film series, dropped out of site since his execrable adaptations of George of the Jungle and Dudley Do-Right stank on celluloid.  Pauly Shore, after a few tepid comedies in the nineties, dropped off the map.  Owing to his bizarre behavior and a  failed MTV sketch comedy twenty ears ago, Andy Dick's reputation is as laughable as his surname. Speaking of former faded celebuturds, Tom Green's name is as absent as his testicle these days. A couple of box-office bombs, rumors of him crashing a bar mitzvah dressed as Hitler, and a disasterous brief marriage to Drew Barrymore have bumped Green's name off the star map.  And, aside from an ill-fated lawsuit against the search engine, who except old duffers like me remember Yahoo Serious, star of Young Einstein and Reckless Kelly?
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2017-01-23 15:00:33
Did you guys hear that Don Bluth is raising money to pitch to a studio a hand drawn cartoon film of the cult classic game, "Dragon's Lair?" 

Source (http://www.polygon.com/2015/10/26/9617632/dragons-lair-movie-kickstarter-don-bluth)

Hmmm.  I would be interested to see what he could do.  He hasn't done a movie since like the 90s or early 2000s. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Soda on 2017-01-24 15:29:04
He can do a good job.  It was his video game, and now he can tell the full story, instead of the very limited direction of the old game.  He will explain how things happened and it looks to be very action oriented, which would be great. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2017-01-24 15:34:21
I was gonna mention it was something he had worked on. My BF told me that, so it gives me more hope for this. Maybe he can make a good video game movie.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Soda on 2017-01-24 15:42:01
It was an old arcade game.  He animated the whole game, as the player plaid it.  Early gaming days, but still well animated.

He said on his kickstarter that he wanted to give it a full story and make it an action and adventure film. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2017-03-16 22:34:52
Nick @ Nite was showing "The Last Airbender" movie tonight and I finally got to see it.  It saddened me because it was so broken up and had such horrible acting at times.  But the soundtrack was good and the visuals of the world were really good.  It is a shame, because this could have been a great movie, but the acting and poor script, and various events happen with no explanation.  It was such a shame that a world with so much lore was quickly zoomed over.  Stuff happened way to quickly, then the ending half of the movie happened slowly.  It had pacing issues... and I think tackling the whole first book in one film was too much to do.

I think they could still go for a second film, but it doesn't seem like that will happen, even though it did well in theaters (but got bad reviews).  Shame on what could have been a really cool series.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Darrin on 2017-03-17 21:52:26
That is too bad.  It would have been cool to be a new great series... but kid actors, am I right?  They kinda stink.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2017-03-18 07:17:14
Ah ah ah. Just misguided.
Look at the kid actor in The Shining. Amazing minus a few parts where he over exaggerated.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: yasl on 2017-03-18 23:06:19
What about actors we don't see much of any more? Adam Sandler lent his voice to both Hotel Transylvania movies, but it's been a few years since he's done a real film (since Jack and Jill bombed, anyway). Brendan Frasier, who enjoyed some good success with the Mummy film series, dropped out of site since his execrable adaptations of George of the Jungle and Dudley Do-Right stank on celluloid.

Wait, you dare malign the good name of George of the Jungle (1997)?!?  A curse on thee!

(Granted, it was not, exactly, a *good* film.  But from Wikipedia: "Roger Ebert awarded the movie three out of four stars, praising the film as "good-natured" and complimenting the cast's comedic performances".  I think that fits -- it was a sweet (as in "kindly") kid's film.  I liked the fun they had with the narrator.  I liked the silly humor.  That said, I wasn't invested in the original George of the Jungle cartoons, so that may help.)


I've not seen The Last Airbender, but I saw a clip of a fight sequence, and something that stood out not mentioned above is the odd, dance-y choreography they used for the bending patterns, instead of the more martial-art-y shtick they had in the original.  Not a huge deal, but I've no idea why they chose to do it that way.  The whole sequence was visually interesting, but lacked dynamism and did not feel like a "real" fight (I felt that standard infantry would be pretty effective against the benders in the clip, whereas it seemed clear that infantry would be outclassed in the original).
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Wolfwood on 2017-03-19 13:46:48
^ Haha!  :)
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2017-03-19 13:59:12
George of the Jungle was a good movie?  You going to say the Flintstone movies were good too?  :P 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2017-03-23 21:25:14
Captain Underpants movie trailer has been released today...

Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: SunshineRainy on 2017-03-23 21:31:07
I can't believe I am saying this, but they really did a good job at bringing the original book's design in CGI!  I am shocked!  It actually looks fun and well made.

Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2017-03-23 21:31:40
We also got Pixar's new trailer for their new movie, Coco!

Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: SunshineRainy on 2017-03-23 21:32:48
Coco looks great too!  Oh wow!  I am real happy about this. :D
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2017-03-23 21:43:25
As well as those, we also got a whole swath of new trailers for animated films.

Despicable Me 3.

Smurfs: The Lost Village.

There is also a Nut Job 2 coming and Croods 2 and many others.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: SunshineRainy on 2017-03-23 21:53:38
We are entering an era of sequels and reboots of old shows.  This Smurfs looks much more mainstream, but better then the last two horrible CGI real life mix cartoons.

Coco looks really promising.  I want to see that one.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2017-03-23 21:54:09
Coco does look good.  It is just a shame that EVERY Latin themed movie though always has to do with the "Day of the Dead." 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: SunshineRainy on 2017-03-23 21:54:39
I know what you mean, but I am sure Pixar will pull it off nicely without making things look too busy like several other cartoons and films have done and failed at.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Silverwing on 2017-03-27 15:07:59
The time is takes for films to come onto video after the theater is going to be cut dramatically.

Read what these studios plan on doing.

Article on Bloomberg (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-27/soon-playing-at-a-tv-near-you-hollywood-s-latest-blockbusters).
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Grapefoot on 2017-03-27 16:47:17
Oh, that is very interesting.  All for money.  Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2017-04-03 17:47:46
We also got Pixar's new trailer for their new movie, Coco!

Pixar is like literally 4 years late with this movie. It's been done already, basically exactly the same minus the stylization.

And why is it a shame all Latin movies have to do with Day of the Dead? It's an amazing day and pretty fun.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: SunshineRainy on 2017-04-03 17:56:51
It seems like they could be more original then always Cinco De Mayo.  Maybe it wouldn't even have to be a holiday theme, but just... life ya know? :D  But I am still excited for this new film.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Death Blossom on 2017-04-03 18:44:02
Cinco De Mayo is like, barely even a holiday in Mexico. It would be like us celebrating a battle from the war of 1812 or something.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2017-04-03 19:05:30
People don't celebrate the War of 1812 here?  What am I going to find out next?  No one celebrates the Battle of Winchester?  Ha ha ha!
Title: War... what is it good for?
Post by: NostradamusTheSeer on 2017-04-03 21:04:49
Cinco De Mayo is like, barely even a holiday in Mexico. It would be like us celebrating a battle from the war of 1812 or something.

Yeah, or the Great Pastry War (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pastry_War). (1838)

Eh, we Americans will use pretty much any excuse to drink.  Some think it's Mexican Independence Day, but that's in mid-September, Right around my birthday, actually.  Ooh, I think I'll have two wine coolers.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: SunshineRainy on 2017-04-03 21:06:40
Why have two when you can make it three? Count me in for the party.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Rainberry on 2017-04-29 22:05:21
New bomb at the box office.  "THE CIRCLE."

link (http://www.showbiz411.com/2017/04/29/tom-hanks-heads-to-worst-opening-weekend-and-lowest-box-office-ever-of-career)

It stars Tom Hanks and Emma Watson. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Ari-Dynamic on 2017-05-07 00:02:52
Guardians at the Galaxy volume 2 is another winner for me. :D Not to mention refreshing. I've been drawing left and right with the same subject and I'm glad I got out of the house for a good 2 hours of escapism.

Worth seeing if no one hasn't already. :D
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Darrin on 2017-05-07 10:10:52
Yeah, we got some "blockbusters" coming up too we should probably start mentioning.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2017-05-28 18:28:02
Warner Bros. announced that the classic cartoon, "The Jetson's" is coming to the big screen.  No release date yet.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Ari-Dynamic on 2017-05-28 20:20:55
"You know what we need? We need... a Jetsons movie."




said no one ever lol
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Rainberry on 2017-05-28 20:57:17
^ Exactly.

It will probably be as bad as those Flintstone movies in the 90s.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Ari-Dynamic on 2017-05-29 04:54:08
The best iteration of Jetsons at all imo was their Harvey Birdman episode lol
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2017-05-29 16:17:12
Best iteration of the Flintstones is in Bedrock City, Arizona...

Check out their 90's -esque website! (http://bedrockaz.com/subjects/themepark/themepark.htm)

Check out a full video tour here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhMC1PQ4p04).
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Ari-Dynamic on 2017-05-29 19:39:36
I saw a video of Adam the Woo and another cross-country travelers video about that place. :3 Good stuff.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: FoxTail on 2017-05-29 21:15:22
Best iteration of the Flintstones is in Bedrock City, Arizona...

Check out their 90's -esque website! (http://bedrockaz.com/subjects/themepark/themepark.htm)

Check out a full video tour here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhMC1PQ4p04).

Wow!  A place like that exists?  Ha!  Crazy!  It looks pretty sad though.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: NostradamusTheSeer on 2017-05-29 21:53:24
Apparently the park was featured in a reality TV series that looks to be one step above a porno movie... is that really the sort of thing you'd want to list on your company website?
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: SunshineRainy on 2017-05-30 15:56:10
And do kids even know who the Flintstones and Jetsons are anymore?  I can understand Fruity Pebbles cereal which still uses the Flintstones for some reason and maybe Flintstones vitamins. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2017-06-04 15:03:34
We had another bomb movie, Baywatch.

This weekend the winners are...

1. Wonder Woman <--- Unexpected success. 
2. Captain Underpants <--- On target.
3. Pirates of the Caribbean <--- Poor reviews and underperforming, box office bomb..
4. Guardians of the Galaxy <--- Getting poor money numbers.
5. Baywatch <--- Box office bomb.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Rainberry on 2017-06-04 15:31:10
Lot of underperforming movies. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2017-06-04 15:32:06
Until Hollywood starts producing things people wants to see, they will continue to see their clout be edged out by the growing Chinese movie market and Bollywood.  Hollywood lives in a bubble, so expect them to be out of touch.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Rainberry on 2017-06-04 16:44:15
Looks like a suspenseful upcoming movie.

"Murder on the Orient Express."

Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: playstation man on 2017-06-04 17:05:04
I quite like the new trailers for "It Comes At Night."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YOYHCBQn9g

 If they shy away from jumpscares and the jumpscare noises, then I think it might be one of my new favorite movies. The cinematography is fantastic, and if Joel Edgerton is as good as he was in the gift, then we're in for a great movie.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Grapefoot on 2017-06-04 19:07:01
An adventure mystery thriller and a horror thriller. ;D  haha.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Ari-Dynamic on 2017-06-08 08:43:47
Murder on the Orient Express? I kinda wanna check out the 1974 adaptation. Just like the new film it's got an all-star cast. :3
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Rainberry on 2017-06-08 11:26:03
I wanna see the Murder on the Orient Express. I liked the original a lot.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Grapefoot on 2017-06-08 17:27:35
New Pixar movie called Coco.  Trailer released today.  Nov 22, 2017 release date!


Also a new French, Canadian, and English film called, Leap!  In the US August 30, 2017.  From a rather new animation company that started in 2012.  L'Atelier Animation from Montreal.  I am excited to see them expand as they begin work on their second animated featured called, "The Bravest," which will explore the world of firefighters in 1930's New York City and tells the story of a 16-year-old girl who will have to become a hero in order to save her father.  But their current film, Leap, seems to bring back old world movie charm!  Very exciting.

Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Grapefoot on 2017-06-23 15:16:02
So I was with a group of friends and we went to go see the new Transformers movie.  It is called the Last Knight.  Let me tell you this... it was one of the worst movies I have ever seen.  Absolutely pointless and stupid.  I didn't see the previous 3 movies, and heard they were really bad, espeically the last one.  I like action movies, BUT nothing in this made sense.  It was stupid for the sake of stupid.  Knights?  Crusaders?  Submarines chasing a magic septor?? It was an awful movie, I would definitely avoid it. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Ari-Dynamic on 2017-06-23 15:20:43
I read a bit about the plot of that movie, lol. Or at least the "history" contained within the film.

Robots killed Hitler, robots caused Mt. St. Helens to erupt, lol, robots fought the Civil War... XD Goodness gracious, what in blue heaven, lmao.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Grapefoot on 2017-06-23 15:22:50
It was a horrible movie.  Like... I don't even know how they came up with  that and someone paid them to make it.... just awful. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Wolfwood on 2017-06-23 15:23:36
And to make it worse, it's like 2 and a half hours of shit.  The whole movie is shit.  It made no sense!  It was so far fetched, I don't know how anyone could even remotely like... UUGGH, I don't even....
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Grapefoot on 2017-06-23 15:25:45
It is expected to bomb at the box office now too after projections were initially high.  After the last movie that was so horrible, and now this one, they expect this movie to fail in the US. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Wolfwood on 2017-06-23 15:40:22
Maybe when "blockbuster" films like this suck so poorly, and get horrible returns in numbers, writers and movie studios will realize they can't just push utter crap onto people and expect them to make money...  Maybe they will start actually trying hard to make good films again instead of relying on craptastic special effects and shit writers.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Grapefoot on 2017-06-23 15:43:30
Nice pipe dream, but too many people have bad taste still and will support poorly/made written movies. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Ari-Dynamic on 2017-06-23 17:06:31
The only way to stop these movies from being moneymakers is not showing up, but that's impossible, haha. It could've been two hours of raspberry noises and they'd still make a few hundred million. XD
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Silverwing on 2017-06-23 21:57:43
I don't show up.  I stopped supporting Hollywood like ten years ago for the most part. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Smiles2us on 2017-06-23 22:11:17
Way to go, Silver. :) 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Silverwing on 2017-06-25 14:52:32
It's official!  Transformers 5 is a bomb! (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/weekend-box-office-transformers-5-opens-franchise-low-69m-1016525)  The movie was panned by critics and movie-goers alike.  On the top 3 list of worst films of 2017 so far!

Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Ari-Dynamic on 2017-06-27 02:44:06
Anyone gonna see the new Spider-Man Homecoming movie?

For some reason it's gonna branch off into a bunch of spin-offs, Sony exclusives only. No word yet if Tom Holland will be in those or they'll just be their own thing. I think Sony's just jelly that a lot of their recent Spidey films have been meh and don't really want Marvel showing them how it's really done, lol.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Darrin on 2017-06-27 16:55:36
Yeah, I might.  I liked the "original" Spiderman that came out awhile with the Green Goblin.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2017-06-27 17:21:46
Big movies coming out this weekend are Despicable Me 3, Okja, and Baby Driver.

Others are A Stork's Journey, The Reagan Show, Reset, and Inconceivable.
Title: Movies In General
Post by: NostradamusTheSeer on 2017-07-01 17:41:30
Okay...so Baby Driver has nothing to do with babies driving cars, nor  actress Minnie Driver.

VOICE OFF-PANEL:   Why would you think it did?!   ???

I don't know....    :(

 I swear with each movie reboot Aunt May gets younger and more attractive. Even in the comics she's gone over the decades from wrinkled old crone to rather resembling Ellen DeGeneres.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Soda on 2017-07-01 17:45:56
Probably the biggest movie this weekend is Despicable Me 3. 

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 63% based on 119 reviews, with an average rating of 5.7/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Despicable Me 3 should keep fans of the franchise consistently entertained with another round of colorful animation and zany -- albeit somewhat scattershot -- humor." It is projected to gross $85–95 million in its opening weekend.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Soda on 2017-07-01 17:47:12
What is Baby Driver even about?  The name doesn't sound interesting enough for me to look it up. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: yasl on 2017-07-01 21:19:58
Baby Driver is apparently the next Edgar Wright production.  Wright's the director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead.  Pretty sure he also did Scott Pilgrim vs The World.

But, until I leaned that by happenstance, I was also entirely uninterested by the title "Baby Driver".  I think the name will do it a disservice at the Box Office.

I think it's a getaway driver movie, so there will be crime themes, and probably the protagonist trying to disassociate himself from it, etc.  Not usually the first thing I'd go see, but I might well do so now I know it's by Wright.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Darrin on 2017-07-01 22:12:42
The name is a major disservice.  If it is actually a driving movie, and it seems to be about a getaway driver, the name is horrible.  I would never have looked into it based on the name itself.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Darrin on 2017-07-01 22:16:31
So the age of the driver sort of turns me off that they would make it too teeny bopper, but I like car chases and stuff.

Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: 1234 on 2017-07-01 22:21:11
After the amazing car chase action of "The Driver"... after the thrilling sequences of "Drive"... here's the newcomer to the getaway driver genre...

BABY DRIVER!!

*people turn and walk away*

B-but guys... Baby Driver! ...c'mon...
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Darrin on 2017-07-01 22:22:40
I don't like the name.  It's a turn off, and so it the driver himself just based off looks.  I know thats lame, but it's true.

I love driver related films though. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2017-07-01 22:24:25
It looks cool with car chases, police chases, guns, car stuff, but I am not interested in the teenie-bopper love romance.  The driver himself... bugs me with the name, "BABY."
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Darrin on 2017-07-01 22:24:42
Makes me think of Justin Bieber...
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Kyrl on 2017-07-04 08:06:26
Cait and I watched Dragon Wasps last night.  The best kind of trainwreck.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2017-07-04 13:26:33
I want to watch Dunkirk.

I really like war movies.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Ari-Dynamic on 2017-07-04 20:17:22
Okay...so Baby Driver has nothing to do with babies driving cars...

Darn. Opportunity lost.

Oh well.

(https://img.memecdn.com/lol-baby_o_1119089.jpg)
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Silverwing on 2017-07-04 21:22:17
I want to watch Dunkirk.

I do too. :) 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Silverwing on 2017-07-04 21:26:40
Also for some movie ratings fun... Cars 3 has broke even with $175 million in the box office.

Baby Driver just broke even and is at $37 million.

Despicable Me 3 has destroyed at the box office with $203.3 million.  The film cost $80 million to produce.

THE HOUSE with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler is a box office bomb.  Only $10 million. Cost them $40 million to make.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2017-07-10 19:38:50
Spiderman: Homecoming dominates the movies this past weekend drawing in $117,000!  It is being reviewed by reviewers as the best Spiderman movie to date, or at least one of the best.

Despicable Me 3 came in second and Baby Driver was third. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Soda on 2017-07-10 19:39:19
How much as Baby Driver and DM3 brought in total? 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2017-07-10 19:41:14
TOTALS so far.

Despicable Me 3 - $149 million.

Baby Driver - $57 million.

Cars 3 is bringing in the lowest ever in a Pixar film I think, at $133 million.  I will have to look into that number.

Wonder Woman is at $368 million and Transformers 5 bombed with just $118 million total.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2017-07-10 19:43:35
Cars 3 is not the worst, gross.  That belongs to "The Good Dinosaur."  Cars 3 actually had a good opening too and when all the worldwide data comes it, it will be better, but still low for a Pixar film.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Soda on 2017-07-10 19:43:48
Thanks for looking all that up. 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2017-07-10 19:44:00
My pleasure.  I want to make things easy for everyone. ;) 
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2017-07-15 23:01:59
Just got done watching James Bond: Spectre.  It was... okay.  I would say it was light on the action and a bit too long.  I give it a 6/10.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Umbreon on 2017-07-16 07:06:06
I haven't seen much of them movies.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2017-07-16 11:19:22
I haven't seen Skyfall or Spectre.  For those who have seen both, is Spectre the bad one of then bunch?
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: Kiwi on 2017-07-16 11:28:57
Skyfall is better.  Spectre could have been good, but it was squandered.  It still had some good action scenes, but a lot of filler in-between and some wonky sound work.  Voices was too quiet, music and sound effects way too loud.
Title: Re: Movies In General
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2017-07-17 15:24:30
(https://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/dunkirk-review.jpg)

Here we go, Dunkirk is getting reviews as the "best movie of the year" and a true movie masterpiece.  Something that can't be said about anything else this year in film.

Entertainment Weekly (http://ew.com/movies/2017/07/17/dunkirk-review/)

Variety (http://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/dunkirk-review-christopher-nolan-1202495701/)

Hollywood Reporter (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/dunkirk-review-1021600)

"Steven Spielberg laid claim to the Normandy beach landing, Clint Eastwood owns Iwo Jima, and now, Christopher Nolan has authored the definitive cinematic version of Dunkirk."

Dunkirk will release Jul 21, 2017.
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Post by: MasterXtreme on 2017-07-17 15:27:38
Now for this past weekends box office results.  Shock is Spider-Man already dropped to number two.

1. War for the Planet of the Apes.

2. Spiderman: Homecoming.

3. Despicable me 3.

4. Baby Driver.

5. Wonder Woman.
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Post by: Silverwing on 2017-07-17 19:49:25
Awesome!  Glad Dunkirk is getting rave reviews.  Hopefully people will go see it in droves. 

Much better then the last several "blockbuster" films, and this is is true! 
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Post by: Wolfwood on 2017-07-19 23:09:43
(http://i.imgur.com/2l3DAH2.jpg)
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Post by: SunshineRainy on 2017-10-02 19:40:52
Some future movie news.

Teen Titans Go! is going to theaters on July 27, 2018 (http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/official-teen-titans-go-headed-movie-theaters-153782.html).

'Sonic the Hedgehog' Movie Races to Paramount (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/sonic-hedgehog-movie-races-paramount-1044819).

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Post by: Grapefoot on 2017-10-03 18:25:15
Dreamworks Confirms ‘The Croods’ Sequel Is Back On, And Announces ‘Spooky Jack’ animated films (http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/dreamworks-confirms-making-croods-sequel-announces-spooky-jack-153604.html).
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Post by: SunshineRainy on 2017-10-22 21:52:34
Hollywood collapsing!  It's great!  Lol!  Their movies keep flopping because people are fed up with their crap! 

The latest box office bomb is BLADE RUNNER!  Warner is pulling the movie this week already because it has only made $66million!  HA!

SOURCE (http://www.showbiz411.com/2017/10/21/hollywood-ending-big-studios-cutting-losses-this-weekend-pulling-flops-from-theaters-earlier-than-usual)
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Post by: NostradamusTheSeer on 2017-10-27 22:34:56
Well, there's always Sean Hannity's new movie. I hear it's very uplifting.

Progress has all but killed journalism in America, and I guess now it's taking down Hollywood.  I'm wondering how many stars will suffer because they appeared in films produced by Harvey Weinstein's corporation, which may mean a lot of Oscar snubs this year.  Even his own brother sees him as a d-bag.  The guy had a blanket pardon built into his contract to cover his sexual shenanigans.  Nice work if you can get it. How do I get in on that deal, huh?   ;) 
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Post by: Darrin on 2017-10-28 12:20:20
Well, there's always Sean Hannity's new movie. I hear it's very uplifting.


Oh yes, Sean Hannity.

(https://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/sean-hannity-let-there-be-light.jpg?w=700&h=393&crop=1)

He is producing a new film called, "Let There Be Light (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5804314/)."  He promises it is something different then what Hollywood produces week in and week out.  It has some big names in it like Kevin Sorbo. 

Wish them luck with this smaller independent film.
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Post by: Silverwing on 2018-06-17 14:52:56
Safe to say Solo: A Star Wars Movie was a box officer failure for Disney.  Only pulled in $321 million which was still more then it's $275 million budget.  But Disney hoped for near a billion dollars.  So I am marking this as a failure.
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Post by: Silverwing on 2018-06-17 14:54:58

Well, there's always Sean Hannity's new movie. I hear it's very uplifting.


An update for this film that came out last year.  It was a success for the studio.  They had ab budget of $3 million and they made $7.2 million.  Congrats for the small studio!
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Post by: SunshineRainy on 2018-06-17 18:17:00
Good for the small studio film. :)
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Post by: 1234 on 2018-07-28 14:26:04
After posting'em in Non Sequitur, Wolfwood suggested I post these here. Why not. :)

Allow me to show you a couple of old movie posters for Japanese releases of American movies.

(https://i2.wp.com/bmoviemaniacs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/g60.jpg)

This is the poster for the 1974 movie "Gone in 60 Seconds". Very realistic drawings of the cars featured in the movie (including the yellow Mustang, Eleanor, doing her 30 ft leap). They almost look real. Accurate depictions of scenes from the movie.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/80/9f/45/809f4526540fb7137432ba378f3ab469.jpg)

This one is for the 1977 movie "Speedtrap". Going by the title written below in Japanese, it seems they wanted to pass it as a sort of sequel to "Gone". But you can't blame them. The plots of both movies are somewhat similar. Once more, the artwork on this poster is amazing, even though some of it is recycled from the poster for "Gone". Yet again, we get accurate depictions of scenes from the movie, including a flying red Jensen Interceptor in the foreground.




Yes. Yes, I am indeed impassioned. And loving it. ;D
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Post by: SunshineRainy on 2018-07-28 18:17:51
I love how they drew like that in the 70s and early 80s.  It's very cool and an awesome way to make posters of anything!  I love how those classic cars look.  Look at that awesome Continental on the second poster!  Very interesting how they re-used some of the car drawings, and then added in others.  Remember this was time before it was as easy as Photoshop. 
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Post by: Wolfwood on 2018-07-29 13:04:24
Those are great. I saved those images.  I like to think CAR loving Japanese went and loved these films.
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Post by: SunshineRainy on 2018-09-06 13:54:58
Coolest man, Burt Reynolds passes away at 82 (https://www.msn.com/g00/en-us/movies/celebrity/burt-reynolds-movie-star-who-played-it-for-grins-dies-at-82/ar-BBMY3KT?OCID=ansmsnnews11&i10c.encReferrer=&i10c.ua=4).
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Post by: MasterXtreme on 2018-09-25 17:16:54
Bill Cosby sentenced to only 3-10 years, laughs off accusers (https://pagesix.com/2018/09/25/bill-cosby-laughs-before-going-into-custody/)
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Post by: Silverwing on 2019-03-18 18:14:30
Warner Bros.' Kevin Tsujihara to Exit as Studio Chief Following Sexual Misconduct (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/warner-bros-kevin-tsujihara-exit-as-studio-chief-1054951).