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Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:38 am

I'll immediately resent any film that blatantly assumes I want a sequel / larger universe

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Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:54 pm

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I watched the new The Mummy yesterday. It was really pretty shit.
Well holy god.

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Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:55 pm

Lola wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:38 am
I'll immediately resent any film that blatantly assumes I want a sequel / larger universe
Manchester by the Sea 2: Electric Boogaloo

Manchester by the 3

Manchester by the Sea 4: The Road Warrior

etc.

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Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:59 pm

Lola wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:38 am
I'll immediately resent any film that blatantly assumes I want a sequel / larger universe
Is that not pretty much every Pixar, Disney or any summer block buster then. I'm pretty sure the money men are looking at the potential for a sequel from the very beginning

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Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:14 pm

Dick Jones wrote:
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Manchester by the Sea 2: ...
The Sea-quel

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Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:01 pm

LordPercy wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:59 pm
Lola wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:38 am
I'll immediately resent any film that blatantly assumes I want a sequel / larger universe
Is that not pretty much every Pixar, Disney or any summer block buster then. I'm pretty sure the money men are looking at the potential for a sequel from the very beginning
If they did, it's incredibly subtle. Most of the 'first' Pixar films stand as single films like Finding Nemo or Toy Story y'know?

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Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:07 pm

Nidge is in the new Avengers, playing one of Thanos' (the bad guy) generals, Ebony Maw.

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Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:45 pm

Better him than that cunt that was in Hollyoaks and had one line in GotG.

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Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:56 pm

Just saw Dark Tower.
I know nothing about the books.
The film is a heap of shite.

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Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:54 pm

Detroit is quite an upsetting watch. My nerves were a bit jangled.
Well made. The sense of injustice is tough to cope with.

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Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:51 pm

i_ate_cats wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:54 pm
Detroit is quite an upsetting watch. My nerves were a bit jangled.
Well made. The sense of injustice is tough to cope with.
Very good watch for the reasons you say. I'd never really heard of those events at all so went and read up on them. Having done so would be tempted to watch the movie again

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Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:25 am

Another Star Wars sacking. Colin Trevorrow gone from Episode IX. Par for the course at this stage.

How many directors have they sacked at this stage? No point in speculating who might replace him. The gizmodo article I just read threw out JJ and Stephen Daldry, weirdly.

I would love to see them bring in a heavyweight instead of some greenhorn they need to babysit for one reason or another. Someone with long experience, but less vanilla than Ron Howard.

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Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:13 am

They seem to want young directors they can push around or guys who will fit a remit like Howard though. They don't want someone powerful with their own vision who it'll be hard to move in the direction they want. They should just get the best TV directors who can work with big effects.

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Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:59 am

IT is good. Not exactly a game changer, very by the numbers, but sure that's the source material isn't it.

Solid horror, solid cast and (I think) a solid Maximum Overdrive reference.

Not spoilers, but in case you're totally pumped about it...
Clown isn't a patch on Tim Curry. His Pennywise looked and acted like an actual clown except was totally fucking evil.

This one is fucked up looking and unquestionably super evil, and dressed like some historical fetish shakespeare clown.

It doesn't laugh or muck about the way the prior one did. And is hidden under so much makeup and CGI that except for a couple of scenes, any physicality or performance is heavily diluted.
Enjoyed it though.

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Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:37 pm

ah man, i love tim curry.

for years i didn't realise that my biggest childhood fear (pennywise) was played by my favourite person.

i must've blocked any connection. i mean, you watch it now, it's obviously tim curry

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Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:49 pm

Dick Jones wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:59 am
very by the numbers, but sure that's the source material isn't it.
The book is phenomonal. One of the best Ive ever read

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Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:51 pm

Was looking a book in the airport the other day for my flights and they had a new release of It everywhere obviously linked to the new movie. Ended up chickening out and going for a John Grisham book cos I thought it might be a bit more manageable and light for flights.

But I realised I've never actually read a single King novel or book or story despite having seen quite a few movies and TV series

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Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:27 pm

bartleby wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:49 pm
Dick Jones wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:59 am
very by the numbers, but sure that's the source material isn't it.
The book is phenomonal. One of the best Ive ever read
Oh I know, just mean by the numbers in terms of...dunno, traditional horror tropes yknow.

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Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:31 pm

enemies/friends wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:51 pm
Was looking a book in the airport the other day for my flights and they had a new release of It everywhere obviously linked to the new movie. Ended up chickening out and going for a John Grisham book cos I thought it might be a bit more manageable and light for flights.

But I realised I've never actually read a single King novel or book or story despite having seen quite a few movies and TV series
I read the Dark Tower first. missed all the references to his other books. Been working my way through the rest for a while now. It is the best so far. Loved Salems Lot too. The Stand, I got a hyper extended version and it was just too much for too long. Randall Flagg is some man though (another Dark Tower reference I didnt know). Picking up the Shining in my next round of books

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Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:11 pm

I absolutely love The Stand. I know I've shite'ed on here about it loads before, but fucking Ben Affleck.

He was moving in a solid direction with a 3-part adaptation before he made the worst decision of a career already littered with bad decisions and took the Batman gig.

I feel like waiting for this movie is turning into my life's work. But I guess with the absolute plane crash that was The Dark Tower, maybe I should be careful what I wish for.

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