Entertainment Forum General Chat Thread • Page 231

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by morgantayler, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Marx&Recreation

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    Cool.
     
  2. imthesheriff

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  3. EASheartsVinyl

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    I associate Bond with family reunions over NYE so that will always mean something to me, but have zero attachment to it now or interest in revisiting any of them. Just give Phoebe her own IP with a big budget and stop this series.
     
  4. Marx&Recreation

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    It’s definitely just as useless, agreed
     
  5. EASheartsVinyl

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    [​IMG]
     
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  6. popdisaster00

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  7. Dinosaurs Dish

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    Ads for that new “Cake” show on FXX look interesting.
     
  8. Morrissey

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    Every actor fully commits to the absurdity of MacGruber. For people like Will Forte it was a chance to become more famous, but even Val Kilmer and Ryan Philippe, slumming it and wishing their careers hadn't gone this way, give it their all. Val Kilmer's face when he tells MacGruber to go ahead and cut off his penis, knowing it was already blown off, is terrific.
     
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  9. Cameron

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    When he assembles that team of hot shots, and they all explode in the van. Lol
     
  10. Morrissey

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    They are all professional wrestlers. I imagine a lot of them were excited to hear a film wanted them, only to read what their role is.
     
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  11. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    did I will this into existence
     
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  12. David87

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  13. aoftbsten

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    It's annoying that we have to do remakes instead of new, original ideas. However, this idea that remakes, sequels, prequels, etc ruin the original material needs to die.
     
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  14. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    yeah I agree , it depends on the original source, like something like Charlie's Angels makes sense to reboot
    but if the Ghostbusters movie next year isn't great it won't make the original any less great, except for Bill Murray's sexual harassment
     
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  15. popdisaster00

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    Fury Road is one of the best examples
     
  16. Morrissey

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    There are remakes better than the original. Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven films are fun (I haven't seen the original), De Palma's Scarface has more cultural impact than the original, Sergio Leone took Yojimbo to make the excellent A Fistful of Dollars, and Scorsese's The Departed is much better than the somewhat mediocre Infernal Affairs. The Coen's True Grit makes the original almost irrelevant.

    A remake or reboot or a sequel in and of itself is fine, it just comes down to the purpose of the work. When it is just a copy and paste attempt to milk established nostalgia, people notice. Some stuff is too tied to its era to be a close remake, so it needs a radical reinvention. The Jurassic World films are bad, but they don't have to be; the themes present in 1993 are still timely nowadays, and people still love dinosaurs. Something like the newest Matrix film is a trickier proposition, because so much of the film was of the late Nineties. It can be updated to fit modern technology, but doing it as a sequel will break the rules of the universe of the series.

    The Princess Bride was never part of my childhood. I saw it a year or so ago and was mostly bored.
     
  17. Marx&Recreation

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    People also tend to severely underestimate how many now-classic American films were remakes of Golden Age / foreign films

    Though it would be interesting to see a compiled list of remakes to get a sense of which eras have had the most/fewest
     
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  18. Ashley

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    Personally I don't mind remakes. Never enjoyed watching them, but such thing has the right to exist.
     
  19. Dinosaurs Dish

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    Holy shit, Andrew Dominik is directing the Marilyn Monroe biopic ‘Blonde’ for Netflix, starring Ana De Armas and Adrien Brody.
     
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  20. Dinosaurs Dish

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    Damn, hell of a cast in general:

    “Along with de Armas – who has recently wrapped filming on the Bond film No Time To Die – Blonde features a cast that also includes Adrien Brody (Peaky Blinders), Bobby Cannavale (Ant-Man and the Wasp), Julianne Nicholson (I, Tonya), Garret Dillahunt (Fear the Walking Dead), Scoot McNairy (Killing Them Softly), Lucy DeVito (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Michael Masini (Birds of Prey), Spencer Garrett (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood), Chris Lemmon (Duet), Rebecca Wisocky (Star Trek: Picard), Ned Bellamy (Django Unchained), Dan Butler (The Mist), Xavier Samuel (Adore), Toby Huss (Halt and Catch Fire), Caspar Phillipson (Jackie), and Sara Paxton (The Front Runner).”
     
  21. imthesheriff

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    When I think Adrien Brody I definitely think of Peaky Blinders first.
     
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  22. omg how did i miss this one

     
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  24. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    Lol who asked for this
     
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