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  • #46614

    Kingasaurus
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    Part of the “canon” thing I have sympathy for is the complaining that you’re changing something fundamental – something that makes the character or story great in the first place.

    One example (among many) is how Joel Schumacher fucked up Two-Face by making him behave just like another Joker instead of keeping the specific character traits that are trademarks of who Two-Face is.

    People bitching that Snyder fucked up Superman relates to the outlook of the character and the way he behaves. They’re complaining that he’s fundamentally different from the character they fell in love with.

    There’s plenty of canon changes in a lot of stories that I don’t give a shit about because they don’t monkey with what made the stuff popular in the first place.

    #46621

    Kevin
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    Just don’t make Superman a dick, is all. It’s really that simple.

    Watch the Zod fight from Chris Reeve 2. Horribly dated, and very goofy product placements, but the people are happy to see Superman save them. And he tries to save the people on the bus.

    His weakness (which is hackishly spelled out in MoS) is that he cares about saving lives.

    Snyder’s guy just doesn’t give a shit, unless it’s Lois. He even contracts out saving his own mother. :lol:

    #46719

    Kevin
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    Early Civil War reviews are really positive.

    #46980

    BSF34
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    Early Civil War reviews are really positive.

    Here’s another:

    http://www.ew.com/article/2016/04/15/captain-america-civil-war-reaction

     

    A few things from it…

    Civil War does Batman v Superman better than Batman v Superman.

    Civil War does Spider-Man better than any movie since Spider-Man 2.

    Civil War is the best Avengers movie.

     

    And..

     

    Elizabeth Olsen still can’t settle on an accent for Scarlet Witch

    :lol:

    Wait, what?

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  BSF34.
    #46982

    Danny Duberstein
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    Early Civil War reviews are really positive.

    Got my ticket, opening night.

    #47391

    BSF34
    Participant

    New Line wants you to come and knock on its door.

    The studio is in negotiations to pick up the rights to the classic television series Three’s Company, and is tapping scribes Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, the duo behind its 2009 hit He’s Just Not That Into You, to pen the screenplay.

    Robert Cort, the veteran producer whose credits range from Tom Cruise’s 1980s’ Cocktail to Julia Roberts’ Runaway Bride, is attached to produce.

     

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/threes-company-movie-works-hes-885709

    Wait, what?

    #47427

    InThisTown
    Participant

    Well that’s taking “existing IP” to an unnecessary length.  :lol:  (and I say this as a strong defender of “Threes” as we in the fan community call it)

    #47439

    Kevin
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    Imagine a millennial Larry Dallas?

    So I finally get Greedy Gretchen back to my place for a little Netflix and chill, and then she stops me and declares her vagina a safe space!

    #47456

    BSF34
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    Imagine a millennial Larry Dallas? <em class=”d4pbbc-italic”>So I finally get Greedy Gretchen back to my place for a little Netflix and chill, and then she stops me and declares her vagina a safe space!

    :lol:

    According to the article

    New Line and the writers and producer are planning on having their feature be set in 1970s.

     

     

    Wait, what?

    #47459

    Kevin
    Participant

    Damn, I want an updated version.

    Millennial Jack opens his own food truck, Tripper’s Tapas.

    #47475

    BSF34
    Participant

    Margot Robbie as Chrissy Snow?

    Wait, what?

    #47480

    Tommyfw
    Participant

    Damn, I think I want Kevin to write this screenplay.

    #47986

    Marty Nopointe
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    A movie titled Mothers Day being released the week before Mothers Day .. was the working title Cash Grab?

    #47993

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    Marvel has pulled Inhumans off it’s release calendar.

    #48012

    Doncabesa
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    Captain America: Civil War at 97% so far with 35 reviews, only negative seems to be from someone who really doesn’t like Marvel much.  Between that and X-men this should be a fun month.

    #48015

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    A movie titled Mothers Day being released the week before Mothers Day .. was the working title Cash Grab?

    Garry Marshall Needs A Summerhome, went into turnaround at Fox.

    #48017

    BSF34
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    Captain America: Civil War at 97% so far with 35 reviews, only negative seems to be from someone who really doesn’t like Marvel much. Between that and X-men this should be a fun month.

    Is it Kevin’s crazy twitter girl?

    Wait, what?

    #48022

    Doncabesa
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    Captain America: Civil War at 97% so far with 35 reviews, only negative seems to be from someone who really doesn’t like Marvel much. Between that and X-men this should be a fun month.

    Is it Kevin’s crazy twitter girl?

    :lol: :lol:

    #48026

    Miserable Fellow
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    Marvel has pulled Inhumans off it’s release calendar.

    No great loss, IMO.

    But I would have said the same before Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant Man as well.

    #48027

    BSF34
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    Marvel has pulled Inhumans off it’s release calendar.

    No great loss, IMO. But I would have said the same before Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant Man as well.

    They have the inhumans story line on Agents of Shield. Maybe they’ll keep it there until they figure out a movie?

    Wait, what?

    #48028

    Doncabesa
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    Marvel has pulled Inhumans off it’s release calendar.

    No great loss, IMO. But I would have said the same before Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant Man as well.

    They have the inhumans story line on Agents of Shield. Maybe they’ll keep it there until they figure out a movie?

    They’re playing it like just a delay for now, because of more movies like Spider-man being mixed in to the schedule.

    #48812

    InThisTown
    Participant

    Nolan put a One Direction kid in “Dunkirk?”  Fucking boo. Rest of the cast is great though – Hardy, Branagh, and Rylance.

    #48912

    Danny Duberstein
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    Putting this here instead of the podcast thread, but Maron has had a really good run of directors on lately.  Rob Reiner was great, just as you would expect.

    I am now listening to William Friedkin, who is a great guest.  His 1st choice for the Popeye Doyle role….Jackie Gleason. :ohmy:

    #48914

    Kevin
    Participant

    Putting this here instead of the podcast thread, but Maron has had a really good run of directors on lately. Rob Reiner was great, just as you would expect.

    I am now listening to William Friedkin, who is a great guest. His 1st choice for the Popeye Doyle role….Jackie Gleason. :ohmy:

    Reiner was great. Always seems like a great guy.

    Found it weird some of the movies Maron skipped over, though.

    Nothing about Stand By Me or The Princess Bride?

    #48917

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    Putting this here instead of the podcast thread, but Maron has had a really good run of directors on lately. Rob Reiner was great, just as you would expect. I am now listening to William Friedkin, who is a great guest. His 1st choice for the Popeye Doyle role….Jackie Gleason. :ohmy:

    Reiner was great. Always seems like a great guy. Found it weird some of the movies Maron skipped over, though. Nothing about Stand By Me or The Princess Bride?

    They spoke about both of them, although briefly…pretty early on.  Reiner was in a more reflective mood, and I think that’s where they kind of got into some of the Garry Shandling memorial discussion, mortality, etc.

     

    #48920

    InThisTown
    Participant

    How the fuck can you guys listen to Maron? He could be interviewing force ghost Reagan and Sinatra and I’d bail.

    #48921

    Kevin
    Participant

    How the fuck can you guys listen to Maron? He could be interviewing force ghost Reagan and Sinatra and I’d bail.

    It is tough. Same thing with Hardwick on Nerdist and Minihane. If I like the guest enough, I’ll put up with the host.

    Nice thing about Bluetooth in my car, I can hold down a button on my steering wheel and FF thru the first 20 mins when Maron is talking about his fucking cats.

    #48922

    Danny Duberstein
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    How the fuck can you guys listen to Maron? He could be interviewing force ghost Reagan and Sinatra and I’d bail.

    I like Maron.  He’s not a terrific interviewer, but I like his guests.  I can take or leave the pre-show preaching.

    I like his IFC show, but I really like the writing of Dave Anthony and Jerry Stahl.

    #48923

    GreatWhiteDhale
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    I want to drive to LA and punch him in the face when does a “yeah, yeah, yeah” to make it seem like he knows what the guest is talking about. Like others have said, it depends on the guest. The more he knows the guest, the more he lets them talk, it seems.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #49275

    BSF34
    Participant
    #49278

    Doncabesa
    Participant
    #49589

    Kevin
    Participant

    If you have Showtime, they have the Tower Records doc that Colin Hanks did last year on demand. It was pretty good.

    #49651

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    Fucking Reddit :lol:

     

    I made the joke to girlfriend that Captain America has been in the Army for 66 years and is still just a captain. She told me yeah but he’s been frozen since 1945. Then I said oh my gosh that means that they owe him 66 years back pay because technically he was never relieved of Duty. So I did the math.

    The O-3 pay grade in 1945 for someone with two years or less experience was $313.50 a quarter. If you had specialized training such as parachuting and Special Operations (which he does) you received an extra $100 per quarter. Plus a quarterly living allowance without a dependent of $82.50. That comes out to $496 a quarter. That’s $1,984 per year for his first three years. So that’s $5,952 right there, considering that he was commissioned the same year that he exited basic.

    Also, there is an biannual increase of pay for service with a pay cap at 22 years with no increase of specialized pay or living allowance. Now provided that they kept him at the 1945 pay scale, for the 22 years after that, he would have received a total of $81,684 plus the previous $5,952 giving him a grand total of $87,636.

    Now, provided that they kept the pay scale constant for the 66 years after, and they thawed him out in 2011 and immediately returned him to active duty with current Commission (which they did), adjusted for inflation, the government owes him the back pay amount of $3,154,619.52.

    After doing this calculation, the saddest part to me is that is still ridiculously low for the danger that he and all other American soldiers, past and present, put themselves in. God bless the American troops.

    #49658

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    Civil War running 92% on RT, 96% with the top critics :ohmy: .  Going tomorrow at 7.  Or 7:30.

    #49744

    InThisTown
    Participant

    We tried with the Avengers shit. It’s just not my thing. The first half of the First Avenger was really great. Once he starts fighting, I don’t give a shit.  It’s a shame.  All I care about is backstory.

    Stuff I have enjoyed recently:

    – Hush is fucking fantastic.

    – The Witch was amazing.

    – Meru is roughly 1000 times better than Touching the Void.

    #49755

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    To each their own.  Cap is my favorite, has been for ages, but I can see why it’s not for everyone.

    Frankly, after Iron Man 3, I am looking forward to anyone settling Iron Man’s hash.

    #49775

    chicowalker
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    anyone seen Blue Ruin or What we do in the shadows?  Have them both (library!) but probably only have time to see one this weekend

    #49778

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    I liked Blue Ruin. Never heard of the other one.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #49787

    Kevin
    Participant

    anyone seen Blue Ruin or What we do in the shadows? Have them both (library!) but probably only have time to see one this weekend

    They’re both great. I’d pick What We Do in The Shadows.

    #49810

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    anyone seen Blue Ruin or What we do in the shadows? Have them both (library!) but probably only have time to see one this weekend

    They’re both great. I’d pick What We Do in The Shadows.

    Title sounds Skinemax-ish.

    #49857

    Lebron
    Participant

    Meru really is great.

    #49881

    Kevin
    Participant

    anyone seen Blue Ruin or What we do in the shadows? Have them both (library!) but probably only have time to see one this weekend

    They’re both great. I’d pick What We Do in The Shadows.

    Title sounds Skinemax-ish.

    You’d like it, I think. Mockumentary about vampires. Got Jemaine and Murray Hewitt from FOTC in it. Hilarious.

    #49992

    Doncabesa
    Participant

    We tried with the Avengers shit. It’s just not my thing. The first half of the First Avenger was really great. Once he starts fighting, I don’t give a shit. It’s a shame. All I care about is backstory. Stuff I have enjoyed recently: – Hush is fucking fantastic. – The Witch was amazing. – Meru is roughly 1000 times better than Touching the Void.

    Agreed wholeheartedly on the first two, haven’t seen Meru but I’ll give a go.  Mrs loves documentaries.

    #49993

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    Ho Lee Shit. Civil War is better than I imagined.

    No spoilers. Just go see the fucking thing.

    Do we really need the Stan Lee cameo?  My only gripe. And it’s minor.

    #49996

    Marty Nopointe
    Participant

    Fucking Reddit :lol:

    I made the joke to girlfriend that Captain America has been in the Army for 66 years and is still just a captain. She told me yeah but he’s been frozen since 1945. Then I said oh my gosh that means that they owe him 66 years back pay because technically he was never relieved of Duty. So I did the math.

    The O-3 pay grade in 1945 for someone with two years or less experience was $313.50 a quarter. If you had specialized training such as parachuting and Special Operations (which he does) you received an extra $100 per quarter. Plus a quarterly living allowance without a dependent of $82.50. That comes out to $496 a quarter. That’s $1,984 per year for his first three years. So that’s $5,952 right there, considering that he was commissioned the same year that he exited basic.

    Also, there is an biannual increase of pay for service with a pay cap at 22 years with no increase of specialized pay or living allowance. Now provided that they kept him at the 1945 pay scale, for the 22 years after that, he would have received a total of $81,684 plus the previous $5,952 giving him a grand total of $87,636.

    Now, provided that they kept the pay scale constant for the 66 years after, and they thawed him out in 2011 and immediately returned him to active duty with current Commission (which they did), adjusted for inflation, the government owes him the back pay amount of $3,154,619.52.

    After doing this calculation, the saddest part to me is that is still ridiculously low for the danger that he and all other American soldiers, past and present, put themselves in. God bless the American troops.

    Yeah, but then he’d also have to rely on the VA for his medical care. Captain America can survive Nazis, Aliens, evil Norse Gods, and killer Stark-bots, but the VA would have him in for a checkup and mistakenly cut off his leg and give him pig AIDS

    #50069

    Lebron
    Participant

    I was never a comic book guy and only enjoy the movies marginally but a Stan Lee cameo is that troublesome?  He only created the whole fucking thing, it’s not like they throw him a major part.  Like Hitchcock in his movies.

    Bucky Barnes has to be the worst name ever.  Reminds me of the ship in Jake and the Neverland Pirates.

    #50082

    Kevin
    Participant

    Watched Age of Ultron this week and forgot how particularly egregious that Stan Lee cameo was. He plays a WWII vet who somehow gets into a Tony Stark party and gets drunk under the table by Thor.

    All in all, that movie wasn’t as bad as I remember it being. Though Ultron is just terrible.

    #50086

    Lebron
    Participant

    I can’t say it’s any more egregious than Scarlet Johansen begging Mark Ruffalo to bang the hell out of her and him refusing.

    #50090

    BSF34
    Participant

    After all the hype and rave reviews, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War fell short to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on opening night. Marvel’s latest pulled in $25 million last night, which is almost $3 million shy of Batman v Superman’s $27.7 million Thursday debut.

    ‘Captain America: Civil War’ falls short to ‘Batman v Superman’ on opening night

     

    $3M less? </count flyd.jpg>

    Wait, what?

    #50093

    Kevin
    Participant

    I can’t say it’s any more egregious than Scarlet Johansen begging Mark Ruffalo to bang the hell out of her and him refusing.

    Seriously. :lol: That’s the most unrealistic thing in a movie that has flying human flesh robots.

    Another part I forgot about:

    Thor takes a breather by grabbing up Professor Lambueaux to go swimming in a cave so he can get struck by lightning for some reason. Completely blocked that part out.

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