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7. Warcraft
24. The Accountant
39. Altered States
41. Nocturnal Animals


Short term memory kickin' ass! I really want to know what #9 is. I want to say The Killing Fields, but I don't remember such a scene and the score seems a bit off. Need more hints. Could be another Stone film...
May 28, 2017 12:50 AM
Moon is one of the best minimalist character based sci-fi films of the past couple of decades. I still believe Jones took on Warcraft to support future endeavors to expand upon Moon with his much awaited Mute. Mute clearly required a larger budget, so he did a favor for one of the big studios for a paycheck.
May 27, 2017 11:57 PM
The last time I was in a theater where men were in the great minority was a screening for Brokeback Mountain in Melbourne (nearly less than a handful out of 300-400 sold out seats). They're choosing the wrong film for this "experiment".
May 25, 2017 11:26 PM
Sorcerer Supreme NamelessValerian is going to make, like, a billion dollars overseas. That shit is going to be HUGE worldwide, but the chances of it breaking through domestically might be entirely reliant on word of mouth. The Fifth Element is a big deal and people are visibly buzzed, I just can't shake the sense of quality I found in that trailer and that this has serious potential to be not just a surprise but a game changer when it comes to world market geared productions

Seriously, this is going to be fucking HUGE overseas. America can definitely stop thinking it is important in this particular equation

I admire your positive outlook, sir. I actually see this performing similar to The Fifth Element. A curiously empty theater despite the high camp, fun, and visual liveliness emitting from the big screen. A constant question of "Why am I the only person here?" I don't know how this will perform OS, though. That's certainly up in the air.
May 24, 2017 9:21 PM
My father treated the cinema theater as church. He was not one to shy away from putting rude patrons in their place. I suppose some of his more extreme methods have rubbed off on me, but I wouldn't refer to the court to solve this matter. I would just abandon the individual. Send them a text informing them that their taxi ride home (friend/familial assistance) is on them since I paid for the ticket. Return at a later date to enjoy the film in peace.
May 24, 2017 9:07 PM
They should totally commit to chronology and include the Catholic orphanage escape with Sam. I don't mind Holland playing a teenage version of Nathan, but I can't envision how he'd fit in as an older Drake.
May 24, 2017 12:18 AM
Alien
Aliens
Alien 3
Prometheus

Alien Resurrection




AVP tripe. Requiem has next to no redeemable quality to it. At least the original had a slight tongue-in-cheek performance by Lance, and some decent practical set designs that were professionally displayed by the lighting technicians. I could at least see what was happening. I do thank AVP:R for one thing only, and that's its ability to turn out some amazing reviews of it (including a memorable one from our resident Bad Lieutenant).
May 19, 2017 10:54 PM
It might gain more awareness if they advertised that it's from the creator of True Detective, and essentially an extremely adult version of Sherlock Holmes.
May 19, 2017 9:14 PM
Black Philip
Feuer und Eis
Black PhilipGreat book. I wonder what took them so long to do it.

Budget concerns and the whole underage brothel thing. No matter how you cut it, the fact that they delve into the seedy underbelly of underage prostitution is not going to win over many audiences.I heard the budget per episode on this show is massive, too. Not far behind Game of Thrones. Not quite the level of something like Rome, but still pretty damn expensive.

That trailer looked quite lavish. I'm glad they got Daniel Bruhl for the part. He's a fantastic actor.

My only concern is who was cast as the young Roosevelt. His name escapes me. He's been in some great films, but doesn't really strike me as the intelligent leader of the pack type. Everyone else in the cast in near pitch perfect. I really hope this show springboards into another sequel, but it's a tough sell to audiences. General audiences might find the subject matter too dark while the current politically correct subgroups will find the prostitution aspect (sexual abuse of homosexual/trans children) to be an extremely offensive stereotype despite historical accuracy. I hope it's good (Fukunaga has seldom disappointed).
May 18, 2017 9:49 PM
Black PhilipGreat book. I wonder what took them so long to do it.

Budget concerns and the whole underage brothel thing. No matter how you cut it, the fact that they delve into the seedy underbelly of underage prostitution is not going to win over many audiences.I heard the budget per episode on this show is massive, too. Not far behind Game of Thrones. Not quite the level of something like Rome, but still pretty damn expensive.
May 18, 2017 9:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcJQnaXiCfI&t=1s

...on TNT. Not that I'm complaining since a few of the scenes shown in the trailer suggest a great deal of faithfulness to the source material. I'm surprised TNT is doing this when you consider some very controversial but critical elements of the novel have been left in the TV series (based on trailer).
May 18, 2017 8:31 PM
I thought it was an adequately entertaining sequel that had an incredibly strong first act with somewhat diminishing returns when it turned into Rio Bravo with aliens. There were a few strong character moments, particularly with Bronson look-a-like Matt Nable as Johns father. I thought that was a nice tip of the hat to the original. Honestly, though, the strongest entries in the series belong to the video games. Starbreeze Studios, which have gone on to make other seminal classics, redefined the FPS Action/Adventure hybrid as we know it today.

The story was uniquely strong as "prequels" go, and the voice acting from the likes of Ron Perlman and Michael Rooker were the best of its ilk in non FMV form. I actually wouldn't mind Diesel adapting Butcher Bay to film. Futuristic prison films only have a small cult like following, but I think it could prove to be a pretty damn entertaining entry into the film series.

Edit: I didn't read the entire OP. Most of it was related to Chronicles of Riddick. I sort of agree that the expansion of the lore with the Underverse turned out to be too lofty and silly for this type of genre exercise. People want to watch a badass from the future kick some alien ass. No need to make it overly convoluted.
May 18, 2017 6:52 PM
It appears Scott has appeased to the boisterous and obnoxious Alien"S" fanbase without sacrificing the space adventure allegorical elements present in Prometheus. It's clear minor studio enforced sacrifices must've been made in the narrative, but it doesn't hinder my excitement. It's like that time when everyone complained about the Mako in Mass Effect, and what we got was more simplistic for general audiences not fancy with "exploration". It doesn't ruin the overall product despite my imagining of what could've been...
May 17, 2017 9:08 PM
I was a big fan of Vincent Ward's wooden planet rendition, which would later influence the troubled yet underrated final product.
May 16, 2017 9:34 PM
I don't really know anyone else beyond Maron, but this looks amazing.
May 16, 2017 8:49 PM
One of the more memorable American actors who could pull off a charismatic smarmy sumbitch of a villain. Outside of Tombstone and Deadwood, I was a big fan of his work in the film "Extreme Prejudice" with Nick Nolte. One of the finest Western style shootouts from the 80s.
May 15, 2017 7:10 PM
Destined to be another minor overlooked gem from Edgar Wright, but we all know the quality of the screenwriting/directing will be top notch. Why must this brilliant director face constant punishment of an underwhelming theatrical response?

Edit: That's not a subtle knock against the film having a slight relation to "Drive". That is a genuine typo. Fucking RT edits.
May 14, 2017 11:34 PM