I'm thinking about picking up that series on blu-ray, maybe minus the last two, didn't care for either of those too much. I watched 2 fast 2 furious again tonight, I know the scenes are quite doctored but most of the movies are just amazing to watch.
X-men: First Class. Fun movie, but nothing groundbreaking.
I thought it did. I liked it a lot and I'm not even really an X Men fan.
That's What I Am
"Admit it, you're going to miss this ass" - Chloe Frazer
I Saw the Devil, another Korean torture/hammer flick that has a slightly unhappy ending (you know how it goes).
My brother went to a screening of Super 8 (damn fool didn't tell me) and he says that the movie is really good but that the ending sucks major ass.
I didn't want him to elaborate on that one.... Since I want to see it myself.
He just said that a lot of silly/stupid stuff happens near the end that ruined the movie for him.
I hope J.J. Abrams doesn't turn into a Tim Burton/Shyamalan/Paul Anderson.
Those directors just don't know how to finish their films.
Well Tim Burton cant read a script(his own admission) so he doesn't really know what does and doesn't work, I'm pretty much convinced that Shyamalan got all his fame in "The 6th Sense" from ripping off "The Eye"(The original 1997 Chinese film) and as for Anderson...Yeah, I'm quite certain my opinion in him is known by now.
Ive Been going through the Original Star Wars tilogy since watch Episode 3 the other day. I'm starting to appreciate them more than I used to. The effects while noticeably dated arent actually as bad as I remember. I have to admit I do miss the epic lightsaber battles episodes 1 to 3 provide. I always wonder why Lucas started with episode 4 rather than from the first one, ive heard so many different rumours about it.
Also Human Traffic is now one of my all time faveourite films, truly brilliant
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Well this is from IMDB, best answer I could locate.
Contrary to popular belief, the reason George Lucas created the title card "Episode IV" in the first film was as a homage to 1940's Saturday afternoon "cliffhanger" serials, like the Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon. He also used the "text crawl" the same way each of those series opened up new chapters. He did not at the time have Episodes I, II, and III already planned. In fact, at one point, 20th Century Fox wanted the "Episode IV" title removed so as not to confuse moviegoers. There are some prints of the film that do not have that title card.
My favourite Star Wars movie is the first one (Episode IV A New Hope), the original version of course. I don't think I've ever watched the remastered one all the way through. The way they present Tattooine, the moisture farm, Mos Eisley etc just make you feel it really is another world. And for me this movie goes hand-in-hand with Star Wars Galaxies which replicated the atmosphere perfectly... time to play some SWGEMU I think...Ive Been going through the Original Star Wars tilogy since watch Episode 3 the other day. I'm starting to appreciate them more than I used to.
I watched Robocop for the first time in...god knows how long. Damn you, Spencer.
Super 8 was super great. ;>_>
Took me all night to come up with that one.
Glad to hear about Super 8. I've been keeping my eye on that one.
Well Lucas didn't have all the stuff for eps 1-3 written out when he did 4-6.
He had some crude plot outlines but that was it. Contrary to popular belief when he wrote the first 3 films...well, he didnt write all of it, Lawrence Kasdan did a lot of it too, but Kasdan didn't have any part in eps 1-3. Kasdan was also the guy who wrote Raiders of the Lost Ark from the hundreds of hand written pages of ideas and scenes given to him from Lucas and Speilberg.
Lucas had all kinds of weird ideas for the series that were never used, oddly enough a lot of these ideas were mostly planned to be used.
Darth Vader being someone else entirely rather than Luke's father, Han Solo dying rather than being frozen, Luke getting his hand put back on instead of an implant, Yoda looking more like a pig/bug eyed alien played by a midget, The planet of the ewoks was actually supposed to be the planet of the Wookies in ep 6, hell at one point Luke was a woman and Princess Leia was removed entirely, all kinds of weird stuff.
The amount of success in the first Star Wars series simply came from Lucas being forced to 'wing it' on a lot of character, setting, and story choices.
Isn't the net a great source of info?
Last night I watched Soldier, featuring Kurt Russell and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. I'm surprised no-one mentioned this in that thread about the Resident Evil films, I really enjoy the movie and it's considered a sidequel to Blade Runner. It's even written by David Peoples, one of the screenwriters for Blade Runner.
Plus there's some nice references to BR too, like Russell's character having fought at Tannhauser Gate and the fact that he and his human grunts are all replaced by replicant troops, bred for combat. It's fantastic to see him wage his one man war against the replicant forces on the planet he was stranded on, I really like the film.
It's got a nice selection of supporting actors including Gary Busey, Jason Isaacs and Sean Pertwee. Busey plays a somewhat reserved role as commander of the human soldiers and he's actually a pretty likeable character. Isaacs plays the villain card as well as he always does. If you haven't seen this film, go watch it now.
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