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Indeed! And more and more talent are experiencing first-hand that there's no place anymore for their movies in the theatre. They are saying what I'm saying. Just ask around. Of course, those who are perfectly fine with what theatres are offering these days aren't likely to see 'the change'.

 

Personally, I think there's a bright side to it all. I don't like going to the theatres anymore so I don't mind if directors are making movies for the small screen now.

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And then there's the Disney/Fox merger.

 

I can't believe some small company from the 50s that made crappy cartoons for kids now owns 20th Century Fox, which was once the king of movie studios. Pfft.

 

Now Sony is saying fuck off to film score collectors.

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Netflix, amazon, Disney, ... everyone wants to be the streaming king. And because of the competition, I do fear that over 5 years the small screen will be exactly like the big screen. Then we'll reading things like: Netflix: "Sorry Mr. Scorsese, we really love your new project, but Spielberg is making a superhero movie for Disney+, so maybe you could do something like that for us instead?"

 

 

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TIL Matthew Vaughn is directing a Kingsman PREQUEL, it is set in the early 1900s, will feature Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Brühl, Charles Dance, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Tom Hollander, and Djimon Hounsou, and is coming out this November.  How about that.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsman:_The_Great_Game_(film)

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5 minutes ago, Jay said:

TIL Matthew Vaughn is directing a Kingsman PREQUEL, it is set in the early 1900s, will feature Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Brühl, Charles Dance, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Tom Hollander, and Djimon Hounsou, and is coming out this November.  How about that.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsman:_The_Great_Game_(film)

I can't get excited about this since I didn't care for either movie

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55 minutes ago, dougie said:

Hey, Rich...

 

...

 

Why don't you shut the fuck up?

Ok by me ;)

 

53 minutes ago, Stefancos said:

 

Reported to the Moderating Team!

Don't worry, Steef; it's a quote from ALIEN SQUARED.

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On 2/8/2019 at 4:50 PM, Jay said:

TIL Matthew Vaughn is directing a Kingsman PREQUEL, it is set in the early 1900s, will feature Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Brühl, Charles Dance, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Tom Hollander, and Djimon Hounsou, and is coming out this November.  How about that.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsman:_The_Great_Game_(film)


Absolutely loved the first film ... everything the Craig Bonds had been semi-reluctant to do up to then was in there, and gloriously so. The second suffered from sequel 'bloat' a bit, but was still fun. 

 

Interested to see this one.  

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I'll see almost anything Boyle, Slumdog is probably one of my favourite movies.

 

He seems to be pumping out movies bloody fast these days though. Feels like this, Trainspotting 2 and Steve Jobs were all in the last year or so (not to mention working on Bond, which obviously fell through).

 

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4 hours ago, Sweeping Strings said:

Absolutely loved the first film ... everything the Craig Bonds had been semi-reluctant to do up to then was in there, and gloriously so. The second suffered from sequel 'bloat' a bit, but was still fun. 

 

Interested to see this one.  

 

I agree with you.  I loved the first film immediately upon first seeing it, and I was happy then when I re-watched it just before I was going to watch the sequel, it held up and I still loved it just as much.

 

The sequel was fun, sure, but bloat is a great way to describe (one of) its problems.  It felt like it was rushed into theaters or something, in the sense that it was maybe 20 minutes too long.  And I don't mean that some entire scenes or subplots needed to removed, more like every single scene was just too long for no reason, shots were held too long, the pacing was just too slow.  The entire movie needed to be tightened up.  It was surprising to me Vaughn let it be released like this because usually his films are nice and tight.


I also had problems with bringing Colin Firth's character back to life.  Those kinds of decisions always make the first film worse in retrospect when viewed as part of the franchise.  I also strongly disliked that they killed off the best supporting characters from the first film (Merlin and the female Lancelot) only to bring him back. I would have preferred he stayed dead, and those two got to live!

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Finally, Elsa will run across the ocean to Africa using her magical ice powers to reunite with her long lost brother Tarzan, confirming the conspiracy theory!

 

Seriously, I also approve. Visuals are looking up. Not sure about the storyline, but Disney can frolick around in Frozen for a bit longer. Maybe they do a trilogy. They certainly do have a head of steam after the first one.

 

Here's hoping Christophe Beck returns! If it does end up being a trilogy of sorts, it'd be nice to see him follow it through.

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7 hours ago, crumbs said:

I'll see almost anything Boyle, Slumdog is probably one of my favourite movies.

 

He seems to be pumping out movies bloody fast these days though. Feels like this, Trainspotting 2 and Steve Jobs were all in the last year or so (not to mention working on Bond, which obviously fell through).

 

Boyle has directed a movie every 2-3 years for his entire career...

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5 hours ago, The Illustrious Jerry said:

Here's hoping Christophe Beck returns! If it does end up being a trilogy of sorts, it'd be nice to see him follow it through.

Yeah, I liked Christophe Beck's score to Frozen as much as some listeners liked the songs.

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On 2/12/2019 at 1:38 PM, mrbellamy said:

 

One of my favorite movie ideas in a long time

This is actually a very interesting premise.  This may be the first time a trailer has made me want to see a movie.

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On 2/13/2019 at 7:29 PM, Faleel J.M. said:

Only thing is, wouldn't music have developed differently as well?

It would have developed extremely differently.  If this were pure real life.  This movie can only work if it doesn't take itself overly seriously, and blissfully and somehow profoundly walks that fine line between the real and the unreal, something like John Hughes did at times.  And Ramis and Rubin in Groundhog Day for that matter.

Based on the trailer, Boyle seems to be on the right track.  Also, it seems to be implied that Paul and Ringo are having the inverse problem in the movie, knowing that they wrote the music but having nobody know who they are.  I fully expect them to cameo.    

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Yeah, Groundhog Day was what I thought. 

 

I enjoy Richard Curtis, though, and About Time was maybe his best one yet, another magic realism premise which he got a ton of comic and emotional mileage out of. Plus Boyle’s energy as a director kicking up Beatlemania around some schmo. It looks so fun.

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Does Spielberg consider Roma to be cinema? Or is it only movies that receive an actual theatrical release he considers to be true films?

 

I love the guy but his stance on this matter is decidedly puzzling.

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In all honesty, yes, theatres are getting more and more expensive it seems. There's the price of admission ($15 Canadian), and then there's the concession stand, which normally seems to nip at the wallet the most, especially for groups or pairs of movie goers. Nonetheless, I don't think that the magic of seeing a movie in theatres can ever be erased, and I will almost always prefer the big screen to the much smaller one at home. I believe we've already discussed how some films are best watched at home and others in theatres. It was a wonderful discussion if you can track it down somewhere on the forums. 

 

Whether or not a movie receives a theatrical release does not determine whether or not it is at all a movie, or even how good of a movie it is. So if that's the case of this point, I do not agree with Spielberg in that sense.

 

I do, however, believe that the theatre is where movies are meant to be watched, and with streaming services at large it feels like people are gradually gravitating towards them more. So there are a number of offshooting discussion points to be had with this comment.

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