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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Why do most cinematic universes fail?
« on: November 24, 2017, 08:25:18 PM »
Have an intermission...sell more popcorn.

Hell I sat through the 6 hour edition of Dances With Wolves that had 2 intermissions.

And Lord Of The Rings proved audiences didn't mind the extra length.

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Current TV Shows / Re: The Punisher Eps 10-13
« on: November 24, 2017, 08:18:48 PM »
I watched some episodes distracted by a room full of people who weren't interested.
Thus I didn't catch on it was Micro's family in the dream.

Just don't know why they didn't show the actual killings in flashback.
Losing his family is pretty pivotal like Bruce always reliving his parents shot in the alley.

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Current TV Shows / Re: The Punisher Eps 10-13
« on: November 24, 2017, 07:35:00 AM »
So where exactly did Frank's wife & kids get killed in this series?

Frank has two dreams...one where a lone marine walks into his bedroom & shoots his wife in bed. Then there's the 2nd one where they're all at the dinner table & a group of marines surround them.

Then in the end, you have Russo wanting the final confrontation at the merry go-round for "old time's sake."

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Why do most cinematic universes fail?
« on: November 24, 2017, 07:19:06 AM »
I'm not going to watch the video but there is one big failure move for cinematic universes. Too much at one time. Look at the Van Helsing movie. They wouldn't basically do a shared universe around Van Helsing but the fucked up by chopping up 3 movies worth of story and trying to put it all into one.

From a marketing point of view...it's more of the stranglehold, cinema franchises have over Hollywood.
Basically a) Hollywood movie makers have to book screen time well in advance especially for the Summer blockbuster period. I can imagine many directors begging for an extra 6 months of shooting/editing to make a better film only to be told the release date is set & booked...too bad.

b) Once again the cinema franchises want movies to be a set duration of time. Simply so they can show an x amount of sessions per day.

I'm just thinking if movies could be made regardless of running time, then maybe more cinematic universes wouldn't have to fail.
You could create an Avengers movie that's 4 hours long & still establish both origin stories & plot all in one.
DC wouldn't have the tarnish of Man Of Steel & Bvs if both story lines were incorporated into a 4 hour long movie...easily merging into JL as well.

So many superhero movies would do better if they could break the 2 hour 20 minute time limitations. 

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Justice League Spoilers
« on: November 24, 2017, 06:49:20 AM »
Juz saw it last night & I'm still a bit lost for words...I honestly don't know whether I liked the film or not?

The pacing was weird. Weird in the sense of overdone with re-shoots, re-takes, plots being changed at the last minute & THEN we edit the bitch.

So many scenes that felt cut short mid conversation...it literally felt like the max amount of time each character could interact with each other was 3 minutes, any longer & it would be edited.
Basically like a ploy so not one character would outshine the other.

Hell even Rachel & Diane looked liked they wanted no part of this movie...their scenes were just awkward to watch.

Affleck felt like he phoned his role/s in. Just felt like he never got over the negative feedback from BvS.

The island scenes with the Amazons were probably the bit I enjoyed the most...a nod to 300.
But it was a cringe worthy scene to see all the women standing in a CIRCLE with their bows drawn, pointing at a target in the MIDDLE of them...what the hell?
Y'know best to group to one side unless you wanna hit your fellow warrior that's standing behind the tiny box you're aiming at.

And jesus..the coffin reveal.
I seriously laughed out loud in the cinema thinking why is Clark clutching a photo of Kevin Costner?!!??
It took a couple of seconds before I remembered Costner's role.

From the dark broodiness of BvS, this film certainly went down a notch to make it family friendly & popcorn.
Making Supes nicer just means the violence will be played down too.
It was entertaining to see Cavill play a friendlier version but it also felt too much & too late.

Bats, "there's definitely bleeding" brought a chuckle. So did Flash saving one family & then seeing Supes fly off with an entire building.

Overall I'll hold off my judgement until I see on blu-ray what particular scenes are missing.

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Current TV Shows / Re: The Punisher Eps 4-6
« on: November 19, 2017, 06:43:17 PM »
Poor Turk all he ever does it get his ass kicked .  He should consider moving.

Well, he tried moving from Hell's Kitchen to Harlem once.  It didn't work out for him.

That was a good episode but Frank already had the Pete alias (assuming with all the fake proper ID) so I kept thinking, why doesn't he just buy/acquire his guns using that alias?

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General Chat / Re: Sex scandals pallooza
« on: November 15, 2017, 05:53:34 PM »
https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/7cr1yz/megathread_tom_sizemore_was_removed_from_2003/

And now Tom Sizemore. I posted the Reddit thread because the stories people are telling about him are hilarious. They guy sounds crazy.

I'm not saying he did or didn't but everything in that linked article is just everybody on the film set speculating.
He's a badass with a troubled history so he must've done it.

And once again it's "We didn't want to jeopardise the girl's career in film by going to the authorities."

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Thor : Ragnarok-spoilers
« on: November 13, 2017, 05:00:32 PM »
- hate to disagree with 80sBaby but Valkyrie falling off the ramp really fell flat (haw haw) in my screening

For me, that scene pretty much gave an indication of how the humour was gonna play out of the rest of the movie.

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General Chat / Re: Sex scandals pallooza
« on: November 12, 2017, 10:57:53 PM »
She's lied about other shit though hasn't she?

Nah she won the defamation case.
Proved the journalist & magazines took the word of a vindictive ex friend of Rebel's without checking the facts.
Won millions & apparently donated it to charity.

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General Chat / Re: Sex scandals pallooza
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:22:42 AM »
LOL

Now you got Rebel Wilson claiming someone in Hollywood wanted her to finger his ass whilst his friends filmed...

She sure ain't shy about sharing the gory details to the public.

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General Chat / Re: Sex scandals pallooza
« on: November 12, 2017, 08:10:01 AM »
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I'm surprised it hasn't hit rock stars yet.

The amount of allegations by then-groupies would be enormous.

Shit has been known about rock stars for decades.  David Bowie had a relationship with a 14 year old girl and Robert Plant kidnapped a girl for a time.  The 70's was a different time, though.


I'm not specifically saying the 70's though.
More recent times you got Michael Jackson, R. Kelly & about 2 months ago a groupie claimed she was kidnapped for a week by some death metal band & held captive on their tour bus.

It's so easy for a groupie to claim that all she wanted was an autograph, then her drink gets spiked & she's being passed around amongst the band members...

I'm just saying the potential for allegations would be phenomenal.

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General Chat / Re: Sex scandals pallooza
« on: November 12, 2017, 07:59:22 AM »

The Richard Dreyfus thing is really sad, though, especially since his son was one of Spacey's victims.

I tend to believe Dreyfus's version.
He claims the incident was considered consensual on both sides & they remained friends & business collaborators afterwards for early 20 years.



Not buying the George Takei story. I'm gonna need a handful of more incidents before I turn on him.

I'm not colluding this as evidence but apparently about a month ago Takei was on Howard Stern & the topic of Weinstein came up.
Stern was joking with Takei about if he's ever used his power/influence to sexually coerce any one.

Takei jokingly responded that sometimes you have to be a "little hands on" to get the other person in the mood.
When Stern pressed for more details, Takei said he was talking about at his home rather than in an office environment or studio set.

Takei also claims he doesn't know who this make model is.

I'm thinking the model heard the Stern interview & with what vague details Takei gave, the model has twisted the version to claim it's him & wasn't a consensual incident.

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Thor : Ragnarok-spoilers
« on: November 12, 2017, 01:20:30 AM »
You couldn’t tell it was Matt Damon from the get go?

Yeah the local media had a field day with Damon & his family holidaying & staying with Hemsworth's family.

I don't think anyone clicked on that he was here for a cameo.

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General Chat / Re: Sex scandals pallooza
« on: November 10, 2017, 11:44:15 PM »
George Takei just got accused of drugging and molesting a guy.

EDIT: And now Richard Dreyfuss!

I'm surprised it hasn't hit rock stars yet.

The amount of allegations by then-groupies would be enormous.

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Re: Thor : Ragnarok-spoilers
« on: November 10, 2017, 06:33:48 AM »
So what was everyone's favorite joke?

Just like everything Goldblum did and said. The way he moved, the way he delivered lines. As lacking as Hela was in having any kind of flavor as a villain, Goldblum had so much flavor that it balanced out nicely.

He was also promoting MenuLog whilst filming here in Australia.
Doing cameo pop-ups in a food van throughout the city giving away food.

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