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Title: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on May 24, 2014, 10:04:57 am
A thread for misc movie news and trailers that might not be worthy of their own threads (yet) or just don't have a place anywhere else.

Let's kick this off with the just-releaed international trailer for "The Equalizer," a title that's now the set-up to a joke in my head thanks to "The Wolf Of Wall Street."  Hellooo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjctHUEmutw

Looks a little similar to an old script I wrote, but a thousand times cooler.  So I'm psyched.  Though I get the impression Chloe Moretz is going to be in five full minutes of the movie.

EDIT: Updated with newer trailer.  They say to experience it in IMAX, but I'm sure it wasn't shot with that camera or with that large scale in mind, there's nothing about this trailer that screams "big, big screen."  Much like 3D, I wish the IMAX releases would be restricted to just the IMAX WORTHY features.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 24, 2014, 11:28:26 am
Stickied.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on May 24, 2014, 01:51:20 pm
Awesome.  I feel legitimate.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 24, 2014, 02:03:58 pm
Awesome.  I feel legitimate.

That's what she said....


.....once I put a ring on her finger that is.  ;D
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 12, 2014, 02:07:17 pm
WB'S RUMORED DC COMICS FILM SCHEDULE SURFACES (http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=53403)

Putting this here since it touches up on a slew of upcoming DC Comics films in the works. Once we get closer to production, I will create more specific threads per film. Until then, enjoy the list. I know I am.

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" (May 2016)
"Shazam" (July 2016)
"The Sandman" (Christmas 2016)
"Justice League" (May 2017)
"Wonder Woman" (July 2017)
Flash and Green Lantern team-up (Christmas 2017)
"Man of Steel 2" (May 2018)
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on June 25, 2014, 10:45:56 pm
So The Tracking Board just announced the sale of a project called Live **** Girls Unite!, the true story of a strip club where the dancers unionized.  I have heard about this place in my research, and I guess the movie sounds great, but me?

God d*mn this takes the wind out of my sails.  You guys know I've been writing a stripper movie (because I wouldn't shut the f*ck up about it, for which I'm sorry) but ugh... even though mine was different, there WAS an element of this in there, AND it'll be a while before you can have another stripper movie in play, I guess, so my ambitions feel like they got punched in the gut.

I know I have other ideas (I just had a new idea today) but still, that was the one closest to completion and I was proud of it.  Now I have to sit on it.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 26, 2014, 04:57:02 am
Dude, I get where you're coming from as I have been on the receiving end of a brilliant idea that someone else had as well. But you STILL need to finish it for yourself. Write the First Draft, get it on paper and then put it aside. That way you can say that you did it without being tainted by what they do in theirs. Chalk it up to a learning experience and just complete the first draft.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on June 26, 2014, 09:56:38 am
I was fixing the second draft!  Of course I can say I did it, there were just some holes that were taking forever to plug up just the right way.

And realistically, a sale doesn't mean it's going to get made, and my story is different, it's unique, and by the time I get it finally done there might be enough time where I can post it and it won't seem too close to that script.

BTW, if you think I'm feeling better, you're dead wrong.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on July 02, 2014, 05:54:44 am
This looks very cool. It's dealing with time dammit. No word on when this will be released.  :-\

Time Lapse

Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24hrs into the future and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop.

http://vimeo.com/92252766
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on July 02, 2014, 06:05:32 am
It sounds like a most unusual camera.  Most unusual indeed...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEf3jhyp-N4
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on July 02, 2014, 06:54:32 am
Excellent find. That is one of those light bulb moments for me. I saw Serling and bam.... I remember that episode.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on July 02, 2014, 07:28:25 am
The second i heard that premise I thought of the episode.  And then when I saw the trailer and they brought up the horse races, I thought it was a joke.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 26, 2014, 11:38:11 am
What to Expect from Upcoming DC Movies - Comic Con 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfuz_xSvM1o

Since this tackles a bunch of properties, gonna post here instead of one specific DC film-related thread.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on August 24, 2014, 03:18:23 pm
Thanks to **** for this one:  Harbinger Down.

So remember a couple years ago when they made that "The Thing" prequel and said they were going to use practical effects, but then changed it to CGI at the last minute?  The guys who did the practical effects decided to say "screw it" and make their own movie.  Which is an attitude I love, so I'll be looking forward to this flick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjiCQgiM7-I
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on August 24, 2014, 04:39:52 pm
That is awesome news. Looking forward to that.

I'm looking forward to Snowpiecer.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on August 26, 2014, 10:41:40 am
And speaking of Harbringer Down and it's practical effects, Blood Glacier was just added to Netflix. Have not checked it out yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLe-mI6MkNo
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on August 29, 2014, 12:21:20 pm
As an Aardman fan, I have to post this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6qLSo9RsaE
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on October 02, 2014, 12:42:27 am
I've been waiting for Netflix to do this, and I guess they figured out how to make the numbers work because they're getting into ORIGINAL, exclusive movies.  Not cheap documentaries, but exclusive first-run features.  I knew it was only a matter of time, given that HBO has the rights for HALF of the movies coming out until 2020, and the licensing costs have to be skyrocketing.  But the choices are... odd.

First of all: there's a freakin' SEQUEL to Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon coming out, (http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/crouching-tiger-hidden-dragon-sequel-netflix-weinstein-co-1201316645/) and opinions are split.  There's people who wonder "why?" and others who see the names Yuen Wo-Ping directing and Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh starring and think "there's NOTHING there I don't like!"  Seriously, that's a cincher for me.  And it's going to be an IMAX flick, so you have that option (but no regular theatrical release).

And on top of that, Adam Sandler just signed a four-picture deal with Netflix. (http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/netflix-signs-adam-sandler-to-exclusive-four-movie-deal-1201319066/)  Which I guess makes sense, he has an audience on there, and I guess it'll help give Netflix a nice stack of cash to go after more projects... I'm hoping that they go for more interesting fare, I don't want just different versions of what I could get in the theater, I want the movies that the theater can't give me: the mid-budget dramas, comedies, the stuff that can do well but not make back a 100 million advertising budget back.  Considering how lackluster their movie selection is becoming, I kinda thought Netflix would be playing more movie moneyball... dividing up their money into more medium budget movies to fill out the ranks... but I guess they know what they're doing.  Like, you know how Lincoln was almost on HBO, and how Behind The Candelabra was theatrical in other countries but straight to TV here?  That's what i want to see, films that audiences will dig but don't lend themselves to the massive blitz required to open a feature for one big weekend.

One thing I do want them to do is to design a new, awesome Netflix opening logo.  Something to stand up against the Universal, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Disney, Dreamworks etc logos, you know?  Design something that would look amazing on the big screen, not just have the letters pop up.  Be grand about it.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 02, 2014, 10:11:50 am
I'm a huge fan of Crouching Tiger, but I'm not quite sold on the idea of a sequel.....yet. It's a wait and see approach for me because right now, it seems like this idea is just circumventing the typical "Direct-to-DVD" route that was the bread and butter of video rental houses and now calling it by a new name: Netflix. If they can produce a high quality, worthy successor to the original, then great. But if budget becomes an issue (which is likely) and they start cutting corners.....well, there is a reason why those direct-to-DVDs suck. As I said, I'll wait and see what the final product looks like, which will then inform me that Netflix is heading in the right direction and is serious about make it's mark in producing Hollywood level content.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on October 02, 2014, 01:23:17 pm
I don't know if Crouching Tiger 2 IS a direct-to-DVD affair or if that's just the way it's going to be released in America.  I think it might be like the "Dragon Dynasty" releases that were "exclusive" to Blockbuster (you could get them anywhere, but you could only rent them from Blockbuster, which I doubt was true).  They were a collection of awesome, contemporary, quality Hong Kong action flicks that I'm sure were theatrical, and the Blockbuster thing was just after the fact.  It kind of sounds like that's what's happening with CT2, that Netflix might just be the final piece of the financing puzzle to get the flick going.  I think that's the deal with some of their "exclusive" series too, but I'm not certain.

Sandler's flicks, on the other hand, sound like they're directly being commissioned, "make this for us because we want them."

Although honestly, I think this is going to be different than direct-to-DVD or TV movies of the past.  Why?  Go to Best Buy or go to Target and look at what passes for "TV"s these days.  That's why it's different.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on October 02, 2014, 03:44:11 pm
I've walked out of theaters for two movies in the past. One was Crouching Tiger :o
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 02, 2014, 03:52:31 pm
I've walked out of theaters for two movies in the past. One was Crouching Tiger :o

You got some 'splainin' to do Lucy!!
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on October 02, 2014, 09:00:38 pm
"Riiiicky, I wanna run up the waaaaaahhhllls..."
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on December 06, 2014, 04:03:57 pm
Kingsmen

Amazingly, the last trailer for this flick is the one that makes me want to see it the most.  It definitely looks like a fun throwback to old James Bond/Avengers UK type flick, plus lots of fun character actors (take note of the frightened dude in the brown suit)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbhuYOvDjAw
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on December 23, 2014, 03:03:29 pm
Let's hug it out, b*tches.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz2HyCgUWh4

Okay, I havent' seen the show since the fourth season so I have no clue what's happened with anyone, and I don't know how you all feel about the show, that's why I didn't start a new thread), but it's on my radar, so here's the trailer.

I notice HJO is in the flick as well, and it looks like he's going to play another violent crazy guy.  Interesting career trajectory.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 23, 2014, 07:48:55 pm
I love the series myself, but I too dropped out after Season 5 I think. I have the remainder of the series on DVD with the exception of the final season which I still have to buy. I need to carve out some time to finally watch it all and then which point I can get pumped for the movie. Right now, for obvious reasons, I won't watch the trailer till I wrap up the series.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on January 01, 2015, 10:55:30 am
Well, this trailer caught my attention. Salma Hayek Must Fight All the Bad Guys

(http://media2.firstshowing.net/firstshowing/img7/everly-hayek-gunfire-tsr.jpg)

Everly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MslIqrM31P0
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on January 01, 2015, 11:24:53 am
Cool.

Via FilmSchoolRejects, here's the 52 movies that they're looking forward to (http://filmschoolrejects.com/features/52-most-anticipated-movies-2015.php).  "Kitchen Sink" sounds amazing. 
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on January 02, 2015, 02:35:53 pm
Here's what I'm not looking forward to, according to ****: Five Trends You'll Start To Hate in 2015 (http://www.****.com/quick-fixes/5-movie-tv-trends-youll-start-to-hate-in-2015/).  Splintered streaming, anthologies about everything under the sun (sort of torpedoing one of my ideas, which is okay), more reboots of more recent stuff, adaptations that don't need to exist... ugh, it's tiring already.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on January 03, 2015, 07:30:56 am
Yep, I'd agree with all of those. Especially #1, #2 & #3

As far as the Network streaming service, that's going to have to work it's way through. I'd imagine someone will come up with software/hardware that will consolidate, track and manage all that stuff.

If cable was smart, they would start a la carte sooner than later. I'm not even sure if their hands are tied with regulations. Don't matter, people's tastes are changing.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on January 07, 2015, 06:38:33 am
Film School Rejects gives us a reality check: Ghost In The Shell is going to suck (http://filmschoolrejects.com/features/reality-check-ghost-shell-will-generic-action-movie.php).  Makes the ethnicity issue seem pretty unimportant.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 07, 2015, 06:49:10 am
I agree that casting ScarJo is a head-scratching decision on their part for the reasons explained. But having said that, she's also the very reason why I'm gonna end up checking the movie out. I read the Trade Paperback pf Ghost in the Shell years ago and always wondered when they would make a big budget flick for it.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on January 07, 2015, 11:55:25 am
No, casting Margot Robbie was a headscratcher, casting ScarJo makes perfect freaking sense, there's very few people who can open a movie and only a sliver of those are women.  ScarJo is one of them, so yeah, of course they're minds are going to go there.  I wouldn't have thought of her, but I think she might be the ONLY actress who could really do that part.  And honestly, I'm not offended like I am by the idea of a white-washed Akira.  Why?  Because Akira is about being Japanese, Ghost In The Shell is about being human.  The character is barely human, let alone Asian, so I think in this case it's okay. 

There's a movie I love called Hachi, it's the story of Hachiko, a famous Japanese folk tale, transposed to modern day New York with Richard Gere in the role of the Professor.  No outrage, first because it's not a well-known film, but also because that film isn't about being asian either, it's about a man and his dog.  It's universal.  The dog, I will point out, is still Japanese.

You also had The Grudge, Ringu and a bunch of Asian horror flicks adapted into American films with American leads.  No outrage.

But then you have sh*t like Godzilla.  We've never been able to make a good Godzilla film in the states, and that's because Godzilla is inherently Japanese, so much stuff goes into it even at an unconscious level.  Japan reveres nature, but nature was constantly destroying them.  They had been annihilated by a nuclear weapon and were still frightened to the core by it, and the people who dropped the bomb were now in the country protecting them.  That's an insane thing to get your head around.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on January 14, 2015, 03:58:58 pm
So I got a free ticket to an advance screening of Kingsmen, which I want to see.  Great!  It's at a crummy theater ages away.  Screw that!  Annoys me.

I feel slightly more vindicated about wanting to see movies at home now that I heard (read) Soderbergh talking about 2001: A Space Odyssey (http://extension765.com/sdr/23-the-return-of-w-de-rijk) and saying that the best version he saw, including a 70mm print, is the version on blu-ray.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 14, 2015, 05:03:23 pm
Anyone else think that movie theaters will be a thing of the past and that VOD will eventually take over 100%?
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on January 21, 2015, 03:12:26 am
As long as theaters keep doing stuff like this, I think they'll stay alive for a while...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GruHSeYuXUE&


Let's also not forget that the upcoming 4K upgrade is going to be a consumer nightmare for the next couple of years (http://www.****.com/quick-fixes/5-reasons-you-shouldnt-buy-fancy-new-tv-anytime-soon/).
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on January 21, 2015, 09:56:51 am
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Anyone else think that movie theaters will be a thing of the past and that VOD will eventually take over 100%?

Anything can happen. I think my generation will keep movie going alive. I don't know the younger generations view on theaters. Hell, I'm not sure of their support for movies in general.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on January 26, 2015, 10:55:34 am
While I'm not looking forward to it, the casting (and concept) of Adam Sandler's Ridiculous Six (http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/01/the-cast-of-adam-sandlers-netflix-original-ridiculous-6-is-a-happy-madison-****/) has a few things that I find interesting (Vanilla Ice as Mark Twain, for example).

If it marks a return to at least semi-decent parody movies, I'll be happy.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on January 26, 2015, 12:47:07 pm
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While I'm not looking forward to it, the casting (and concept) of Adam Sandler's Ridiculous Six has a few things that I find interesting (Vanilla Ice as Mark Twain, for example).

If it marks a return to at least semi-decent parody movies, I'll be happy.

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/slap.gif) If I could say this about that (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/nutso.gif)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/flushing.gif)

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/duopuke.gif)

and

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/banghead.gif)
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on January 26, 2015, 01:29:34 pm
Hey, I look for the gems in sh*t.  I'm like a hunter.  Where people see a bad movie, I see something to play around with, to tinker or to mash up with something else, or something I can strip for parts.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on January 28, 2015, 02:53:48 pm
I got free passes for Kingsmen tomorrow.  Psyched about that, I've heard it's awesome as f*ck.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 28, 2015, 06:42:30 pm
Nice. Give us the lowdown when you get back.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on February 05, 2015, 12:22:33 pm
Hopefully this will hit Netflix, as I enjoy these flicks (even the American one).

(http://www.screendaily.com/pictures/636xAny/6/0/2/1212602_The-Visitors.jpg)

The Visitors: Bastille Day set for 2016 release (http://www.screendaily.com/news/gaumonts-visitors-return-for-french-revolution/5082738.article).  This film would have the idiot knight and squire jump into the future to the French Revolution and presumably screw things up.  Honestly, this is one of those franchises I never expected to be revisited, so I'll be at least interested in seeing how it turns out.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on February 06, 2015, 07:58:40 pm
Passengers is in talks to star Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence (http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/02/jennifer-lawrence-chris-pratt-in-passengers/).  The snake, however, could not be reached for comment.

What's got me excited (outside of the fact that I've been following the writer on twitter forever so I'm happy for him) is that the movie was written with these two actors in mind, so if they sign on, it should be quite fun.

I had an idea like this once upon a time and never thought it interesting enough to follow through on, so I'm quite happy to see this come together.  it takes the sting off something like that when you see an idea you had being done better than you would have done.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on February 12, 2015, 07:57:13 pm
So I made a list of all the upcoming movies I'm interested in, it's rudimentary and I'm sure there will be plenty I'll opt out of and just wait for DVD, but it's long and kind of daunting.

The next release (outside of "Kingsman" which I'm keen on seeing again) is "Hot Tub Time Machine 2."  I love the original, but I didn't dig it on first viewing.  And comedy sequels usually aren't that hot, so I'm wondering if I should hold out for the blu-ray release where I can see an unrated cut as often as I like or not.  I've been waiting for five years, so it's not like six months is THAT long to wait (I want the price to go down a bit, naturally), but at the same time... it IS six months.  And the theatrical pickings are going to be few and far between until the film festival in spring.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on March 02, 2015, 09:49:11 am
I wanna watch just for Cuban and Coulter

Sharknado 3

 This summer’s “Sharknado 3” will usher in the Cuban-Coulter administration.

The SyFy network said Monday that Dallas Mavericks owner and “Shark Tank” star Mark Cuban will play the president of the United States in the third installment of the goofy “Sharknado” TV movie series, set to premiere in July. Conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter will be his vice president.

The network previously said Bo Derek will have a cameo as star Tara Reid’s mother, Jerry Springer will play a tourist and ‘N Sync singer Chris Kirkpatrick will be a pool lifeguard.

This year the toothy storm terrorizes Washington, D.C., before moving down to Florida.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on March 18, 2015, 10:15:54 am
‘Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!’ circles July premiere date as toothiest summer event since ‘Jaws’

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"Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" will come hurtling out of the sky July 22.

Syfy, which announced the date and title Wednesday, is confident it can extend the shelf life of the campy cult fave to a remarkable third year with a guest star lineup that's as bizarre as the whole premise of sharks raining down on a major metropolitan area.

The main characters will return, with Tara Reid as April and Ian Ziering as Fin.

Ziering this year parlayed his reputation from the previous two "Sharknado" films into a spot on "Dancing With the Stars," which is presumably easier than dancing with the sharks.

Cassie Scerbo will return for "Sharknado 3" as Nova after missing out on the second round.

Syfy is also bolstering its bets by stocking the show with one of the oddest guest casts ever — and no guarantee which of them will survive this year's Sharknado, which is expected to land in Washington.

David Hasselhoff plays Fin's father, Gil. Bo Derek will portray April's mother, May. Ryan Newman is cast as April and Fin's daughter Claudia Shepard, and Jack Griffo will be Claudia's friend Billy.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on April 11, 2015, 10:40:59 pm
Got my tickets for the Film Festival... holy cow, 275 bucks in total... like last year, it's more in a week then I'm spending on movie tickets for the rest of the year.  I've been hemorrhaging cash this month, I'm gonna be staying home for... well, summer, to make up for that.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 12, 2015, 12:13:08 am
Lordy, that's a lot of money!!!!
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on April 12, 2015, 01:13:23 am
Tell me about it.  I'm straight up misering for the forseeable future.  Ah well, I make it a point to only see movies I can't see in any other place... that's how I can justify.  Plus my schedule is so packed I'll just be living in the theater for a week.  I'm gonna need some serious sun and sh*t to compensate for that.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on April 12, 2015, 05:57:55 am
Good lord man  :o
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on May 07, 2015, 11:12:12 am
Not sure how I feel about this, there's a little more middle finger attitude than I would have expected.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScMOyURq9os
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on May 07, 2015, 05:49:26 pm
I know how I feel about it... Meh. That guy, whoever he is, is not funny. Period.

Gawd, another lazy ass flick from the studios.

Buttmunches
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on May 07, 2015, 06:43:02 pm
I'm trying to remember what else the writers did (Sweets from Bones being one of the writers).

Now I like Ed Helms, I like Christina Applegate, and I like the Vacation movies... but somehow I feel like... this could have felt much more unique.  I mean, what made the old National Lampoon movies great is that the scenes all seemed to be inspired by true stories, just cranked up to absurdity.  This flick (and to be fair, Vegas Vacation, which I actually kinda like) feels like it's just "a movie about a vacation."

I feel like you need that grounding in reality in order to make this feel right, and you just don't get that feeling from this trailer.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 08, 2015, 06:14:33 pm
I went into this trailer with an open mind to at least give it a chance. Now, there were a couple of moments that did get a chuckle out of me, but by the end of the trailer I was left saying.....NO! For me it seems the only reason this new reboot exist is for the sole purpose of showing how different movies today are compared to the 80's. As if that has any kind of merit. I'm far from a prude. I'm pretty crass and speak my mind, but this just doesn't work in how they are "pushing the envelope" in their "crassness". I won't be seeing this in the theaters. Duh. Not sure if I will ever bother to check this out on DVD either. Only way I see that happening is if this is all that's available for pick up at the time.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on May 08, 2015, 07:02:07 pm
I know I'll be making a fair amount of notes on this, so whenever it comes up on free streaming I'm sure I'll check it out and play with it.  I have been thinking "how would *I* do a Vacation movie?" for a while, so I would like to do a little compare/contrast.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on May 09, 2015, 04:17:33 pm
With regards to checking it out. I will probably give the DVD a try. I remember I had very similar reaction to The Millers, which a little like this... A little. Trailer did nothing for me. But I wound up enjoying The Millers. Maybe, just maybe, this trailer is wrong.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on May 09, 2015, 04:54:16 pm
Oh yeah, We're The Millers.  Maybe I'll do some kind of fusion with these two flicks when the time comes.  I just need something to contrast against it, you know?
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on May 10, 2015, 12:21:56 am
Incredible!  The Incredibles 2 is Brad Bird's next project! (http://comicbook.com/2015/05/10/brad-bird-confirms-the-incredibles-2-is-his-next-movie/)

Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on May 10, 2015, 05:44:26 am
Great... I'll be dead.

3-7 years for a Pixar movie?

I'm being a little grumpy this morning.

No, it is good news news for once on a sequel
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on May 18, 2015, 04:54:28 pm
Could we be seeing more of "The Last Starfighter?" (https://www.yahoo.com/movies/the-last-starfighter-sequel-118964499732.html)

You know, it seems to be (and maybe reading this article on Yahoo! is helping push this idea) that given how the original found it's home and it's audience on home release, that maybe this is a film that should be done for a VOD/streaming service instead of mainstream theatrical release.  Don't get me wrong, it should be the high quality that a theatrical release is, but given how the original embraced the new and cutting edge (CGI instead of models for outer space, arcade cabinets, etc), it feels sort of right that they should at least consider that direction.  I think it would also help keep it from falling into studio groupthink which dooms remakes like this.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on May 18, 2015, 07:23:33 pm
Is there a big (cult) following to this movie. I barely remember it and what I do remember was cheese.

So if you remake this, would you be making it for the following or go all legit and make a serious flick?
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on May 26, 2015, 04:25:52 pm
This movie went from "never heard of it" to "I gotta see it."  I HOPE that the attitude (and music) of the trailer is present in the final product:

SLOW WEST, w/ Michael Fassbender and Kod Smit-McPhee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFfsTsdJfF8
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on June 11, 2015, 07:56:58 pm
Rock The Casbah

How have I not heard about this until now?  A new comedy with Bill Murray?  Are you kidding?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtvcb5N_kek
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on June 17, 2015, 05:28:42 pm
First trailer for Robin Williams' final movie, Boulevard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCdUubr70i8

Now the bad news...

This movie SUCKED!  I saw it on the festival circuit, Robin Williams was still ALIVE when I saw it, and it was just BORING.  This trailer is advertising the movie they THOUGHT they made, not the boring weak indie drama I had to sit through.  Maybe it feels different now that RW is no longer with us, but on its own merits, the film failed for me.

My favorite bit about the movie, though, was that they shot it here in Nashville because it can pass as any medium sized city in America... but then they included the pink Sub Shop, which is a local icon (and also not going to be around much longer).
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on July 04, 2015, 01:36:37 pm
Holy sh*t, I called it!  I don't know if you remember, but earlier this year I did a mock-up James Bond intro based on a music video on here, and I jokingly said Ellie Goulding did the theme song.  Well, lo and behold, that looks like what's going to happen (http://uproxx.com/music/2015/07/sam-smith-bond-theme/).

I just thought that was interesting.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on July 05, 2015, 05:32:33 am
It tis interesting. I remember hearing a rumor way back Adele might do it again, but that really doesn't make sense.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on August 01, 2015, 12:03:45 pm
"How about a baby in a blender?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EXQgTDZs60

This is really making me want to read all these old magazines.  God I hope there's some sort of collection of them, like a prestige hardcover compilation or something.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on August 01, 2015, 01:27:34 pm
I will definitely be watching that. I was always looking forward to the next National Lampoon... and Mad
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on August 02, 2015, 08:49:43 pm
And what timing, with Vacation coming out, Vulture just put out an article about the decline of National Lampoon (http://www.vulture.com/2015/07/how-national-lampoon-vacation-comedy.html?mid=twitter_nymag). 
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on August 11, 2015, 10:46:35 am
Maybe this belongs in another thread, bur Christopher Guest is doing a new flick and it's coming directly to Netflix (http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/08/christopher-guests-next-film-mascots-is-coming-exclusively-to-netflix/).  Wicked.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on August 11, 2015, 05:04:58 pm
Christopher Guest is hit and miss for me. I don't always 'get' his humor. I'm not sure I would classify Mascots sounding ' hilarious', but it does sound unique. Ya for Netflix.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on August 19, 2015, 01:40:13 pm
Well, so we're seeing news that Regal Cinemas is going to start to do bag checks because of the recent... unpleasantness (the unpleasantness happened to be at the theater I used to go to, I saw Galaxy Quest there).  Well, I wasn't really intending to go to the theater again until Star Wars, so MAYBE by then they'll figure out that this approach isn't going to do sh*t to make theatergoers any safer or they'll just stop giving a d*mn and let that just end.  But I can imagine this being another massive nail in the theater-going experience, it's intrusive and slows down admittance to a trickle, ESPECIALLY in a multiplex, four or five security guards for 12-16 screens?  Busy weekend?  Forget it.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on August 19, 2015, 01:47:42 pm
The Witch.  Holy cow this looks awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQXmlf3Sefg
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 19, 2015, 01:54:04 pm
Well, so we're seeing news that Regal Cinemas is going to start to do bag checks because of the recent... unpleasantness (the unpleasantness happened to be at the theater I used to go to, I saw Galaxy Quest there).  Well, I wasn't really intending to go to the theater again until Star Wars, so MAYBE by then they'll figure out that this approach isn't going to do sh*t to make theatergoers any safer or they'll just stop giving a d*mn and let that just end.  But I can imagine this being another massive nail in the theater-going experience, it's intrusive and slows down admittance to a trickle, ESPECIALLY in a multiplex, four or five security guards for 12-16 screens?  Busy weekend?  Forget it.

I will most likely see Star Wars The Force Awakens when it hits theaters, but it's not going to be within the first few weeks. I prefer to be the only one there for the very reason why there are (and should be) bag checks.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on August 19, 2015, 02:04:38 pm
I'm torn, if I see a flick like that, I want it to be with a big audience, and I'm sure the fam will want to see it as well and want me around so they can ask questions "...who's THAT?" "where are they?" "is the guy with the mask Darth Vader?" "why is everyone laughing at that line?" etc.

I really wonder if, if it comes to it, I can actually wait an extra four or five months and see the flick for the first time on Blu-Ray.  I've done it before.  Doing it for Terminator.  The real issue is being able to avoid spoilers and so on, I wanna be fresh when I see the flick for the first time.  I'm at the point now where I can piece together what a movie will be based on very little information, and the internet is nothing if not awash with Star Wars information.  I'll have to keep my head low.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 19, 2015, 02:42:24 pm
I've been very good at avoiding spoilers so I have been able to wait it out until the DVD release. But for Star Wars, I fear it's going to be next to impossible to avoid any and all spoilers and for that reason I'm weighing my options of where and when I will see the flick. Hell, if I don't hear any spoilers within a few days after release, I may feel confident to push back seeing it.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on August 19, 2015, 03:42:49 pm
I lucked out back in the day and saw the first rebooted Star Trek a week before release.  Oh let lightning strike twice, cinema gods...
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on August 21, 2015, 09:54:27 am
Red Band Trailer for Hell & Back (http://www.movies.com/movie-news/hell-and-back-trailer/19048) (Animated R-rated) NSFW

(http://static1.squarespace.com/static/51b3dc8ee4b051b96ceb10de/t/55d4e5b2e4b0c8c4522beed9/1440015795563/wild-red-band-trailer-for-hell-and-back-an-r-rated-stop-motion-film) (http://www.movies.com/movie-news/hell-and-back-trailer/19048)
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on September 06, 2015, 07:37:55 pm
Article in The Hollywood Reporter: How Tracking Went Off The Rails (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/summer-box-office-how-movie-819250?utm_source=twitter%3Ffacebook_150804).  An interesting read, the jist of which seems to be that you can't get away with a bad flick with great promotion anymore.   Oh if only that were true.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on September 07, 2015, 05:07:53 am
**** tracking. I guess they have to come up with some kind of scale to figure out their position. And I'm guessing it mostly aligned with the word of mouth, rottentomatoes, etc of the past.

But reading through that article, it seemed pretty obvious to me, a bad film is a bad film.

Did i read, they thought by cutting out the early marketing, they would inherently stop the word of mouth? Isn't this fooling themselves? Also it's a double edge sword. A good film would not gain buzz.

This stuff kills me. Something similar happened at a company I worked at. The company projected a 22 million dollar profit for the year. It did not. It made 19 million, so it was classified as a dismal failure to the stockholders. They had massive layoffs to get better numbers. How do have something that makes a profit, just not the profit you expect , thus making it a failure? Give me a break.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on September 18, 2015, 03:01:54 pm
Chip's Future Wife joins her current husband in CHiPs reboot (http://www.tracking-board.com/kristen-bell-joins-husband-dax-shepard-to-keep-californias-highways-safe-in-chips/).

Didn't appreciate how wide K-Bell's cinema footprint was until I saw it in the article... she does do a lot of different things.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on September 18, 2015, 03:23:32 pm
(Grin) Such the comedian
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Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 18, 2015, 04:48:29 pm
I'm down for a CHiP's reboot!!!! I bet she plays Ponch.  ;)
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on October 05, 2015, 02:25:20 am
There's a Peanuts flick coming out in the next month or so... I haven't really given it too much thought, it looks cute and all, but when I went to the theater today, I glanced up above the ticket window and there was Pigpen looking down at me.  Any time in the past it would be a flat drawing of Pigpen, but in that moment, I was struck... that's actual Pigpen.  And I looked and there were other characters about, and I had this thought where "they could exist in the same space as me."

I don't know why that struck me.  There have been 3D cartoons before, fantastic looking ones that look like they could fit into our real world, and there have been 2D cartoons that have been given the 3D treatment.  Why were these different?  Is it because I've been reading Peanuts since I was a kid?  Cause I had the books in my hand and had that direct connection to them?  Is it because of the inherent personalities?  I dunno.

Will I be seeing this in the theater?  I don't know that either.  I can imagine seeing it on a giant 4K tv... that feels like it would be a more apt recreation of that direct connection, having the characters in the house.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on October 09, 2015, 12:52:12 pm
Finally, a trailer for the new Coen Bros joint "Hail Caesar!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRqKieJzCeo
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on December 02, 2015, 09:16:09 pm
According to Variety, there's going to be a Phil Hartman biopic with Daran Norris playing Hartman himself. (http://variety.com/2015/film/news/jason-priestley-phil-hartman-movie-daran-norris-1201652147/)  This is brilliant casting as far as I'm concerned, Norris is cut from the exact same cloth.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on December 13, 2015, 07:35:38 pm
Well, the movie was on my radar and I'm only mildly interested in it (I like aliens and Chloe Moretz), but this article about what really inspired the fifth wave (https://www.inverse.com/article/9033-the-5th-wave-isn-t-just-a-sci-fi-movie-it-s-a-terrifying-and-real-concept) is actually making me think.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on December 14, 2015, 12:44:53 am
Same here... I hate crowded theaters.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on January 08, 2016, 03:11:49 pm
Let's take a break from the more serious side of politics, and focus on the lighter side with the trailer for Elvis & Nixon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9x3Z6b0Z1g
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on January 23, 2016, 03:25:47 pm
Scene from Yoga Hosers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpMpR37LTyQ
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on February 02, 2016, 11:39:31 am
I honestly didn't see this coming: Elizabeth Banks has been cast as Rita Repulsa in the Power Rangers reboot (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/elizabeth-banks-play-power-rangers-861189).  You know, some people might find it a little Effie, but I think she'd be ... some other reference.  Actually, looking at her IMDB, I forgot how much kid's stuff she was in, LEGO Movie, Meet Dave, etc so I guess it makes sense.

What this has me thinking is what other comedy go-tos this might bring to the franchise, the Rangers were always serious but the villains were always funny, so the idea that Banks could bring in some friends like John Michael Higgins or Fred Willard intrigues me.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on February 21, 2016, 09:23:39 pm
I SWEAR I saw a dragon!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlUkOid3TYc

Oh man, this was one of my fave movies when I was a wee tyke, but at the same time I know how cheesy and out-of-date it was.  Any sort of remake would have to pretty much be a re-imagining, but luckily it looks like they're trying to keep that sense of magic and wonder alive in this new version.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 21, 2016, 11:09:54 pm
If this new version doesn't have Candle On The Water in it, I will consider this to be a massive failure!  ;)

Love the original and can't wait to see this new one.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on February 21, 2016, 11:38:24 pm
I've been meaning to re-watch Pushing Daisies, and now I feel an extra push to since Jim Dale is the narrator and there was a Pete's Dragon episode.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on March 02, 2016, 08:17:42 am
Here we go, full trailer for "Finding Dory."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXpe8-zCwhI
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 02, 2016, 09:02:53 am
I didn't even know this was coming at all. Heard nothing of a sequel.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on March 02, 2016, 09:14:55 am
Well, you don't speak whale, so...
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 04, 2016, 03:21:46 pm
Ghostbusters - Official Trailer #1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6B2V1r_61c

I could have sworn that we were discussing this in it's own separate thread, but I can't find it. Anyway, as far as the trailer goes......meh. This is very low on my must-see list.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on March 04, 2016, 03:28:29 pm
Here's a better one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IDXpOX0Cp0
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on March 10, 2016, 01:33:19 pm
A Hologram For The King - Dang, I haven't seen a movie trailer with voice over in ages.  It's almost old-school.  Almost.  They're really trying to sell the story, but if the execution is anything like the start of the trailer, I'm probably in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW4OE1egbHs
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on March 10, 2016, 01:37:41 pm
Two for two.  Pop Star- Never Stop Never Start.  You may not be the biggest fan of Andy Samberg, but dang, a Lonely Island movie?  And look at that cast... and that's not even counting the inevitable Justin Timberlake cameo (seriously, how does he NOT show up in this flick?)

This feels like the funny we've been missing from SNL for a couple years now, so count me interested.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSOZeaBcHHE
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 10, 2016, 01:54:21 pm
I'm a fan of his because of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Before that, didn't really pay much attention to him other than his Dick-In-A-Box skit.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on March 22, 2016, 08:27:41 pm
I saw a teaser for this before and was interested, but now I'm IN.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQR5zsLHbYw
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on March 24, 2016, 09:33:05 am
In.  In in in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBJyp2LFHgk

Will Arnett is back as the Bat... and Michael Cera is Robin.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on March 24, 2016, 02:59:51 pm
Sorry if I'm spamming the thread, but there's only three of us and I'm on top of this sh1t at the moment.

So, Valerian, Luc Besson's long-awaited spiritual sequel to The Fifth Element... looks a BIT familiar... (http://imgur.com/a/5Z4Qf)

(http://www.bestmovie.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/valerian-foto.jpg)
(I do like that the original version of the characters are on his jacket in the pic, it's a nice touch)

But they look exactly like Mass Effect.  And as much as I'd love to see a Mass Effect movie (and how easygoing I am about sampling in creative works as long as it DOES SOMETHING INTERESTING), I hope that the movie feels more like Fifth Element.

Which is weird because the original Star Wars borrowed heavily from the Valerian books, (https://nothingbutcomics.net/2015/12/14/valerian/) as did The Fifth Element (with some nice additions by the no-longer-with-us Moebius).    I would hate for the uniquely funky French vision of the future to be repalced with something common and mainstream.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 24, 2016, 09:30:07 pm
Spam all you want. I think Spam gets a bad rap. It's meat in a can.....

Oh, wait....shift focus back to Luc. This is the first I'm hearing about this. Count me in.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on March 24, 2016, 10:13:44 pm
I notice that I don't have any of the Valerian comics.  I thought I might.  This will not stand.  Hopefully we'll get some kind of new translated release or something if this movie proves popular.  Bandes Desinees pour la victorie!

Seriously, Valerian, Lego Batman teaser, and a reminder about the Nice Guys... not a bad spammy streak.

You know, one of my teachers at school had spam cans on his desk, I don't know how that started. he doesn't like the stuff, but that sort of became his thing.  As opposed to the more interesting thing, that he was a roadie for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  I have so many questions about that now.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 27, 2016, 02:29:57 pm
The Huntsman: Winter's War - Trailer 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2-_OQL9fBk


I was joking about eventual sequels to Snow White & the Huntsman (2012) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/dvd's-blu-rays/snow-white-the-huntsman-(2012)/msg18061/#msg18061), but I never in a million years thought it would happen based on the under-performance of the flick. So, was there a groundswell by people to make this happen? This is the first I'm hearing about it. I never even saw the first trailer which apparently came out 4 months ago.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on March 28, 2016, 05:23:52 pm
Re: Huntsman 2.  You really gotta admire the balls needed to make Snow White 2 without Snow White or the dwarves.  Yo uget the feeling that this is a studio in dire need of a franchise.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the spectrum, there's already a SECOND Lego Batman trailer, this time with Ralph Feinnes as Alfred.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9ZoKKQsxis
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on March 30, 2016, 08:48:19 pm
Oh wow.  This looks... real.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otB3zq6ppwc

This is reminding me of Final Fantasy The Spirits Within, when that movie felt "real."  But the difference is, well, 16 years of technological improvement.

But what killed FF:TSW is that it was just unsuited for a western audience.  If they can figure out how to tell a Hollywood-level story with these kinds of visuals, that could really shake things up.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on April 05, 2016, 09:32:00 pm
Not a trailer, not even coming out, but oh my god... so close.  So close.  I'm heartbroken all over again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5tBC2wHFTs

"We would have been shooting it right now."  And shortly after Rickman died, Tim Allen said "you'll never know how close we came."  Sounds incredibly close.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on April 15, 2016, 09:32:55 am
Channing Tatum Joins ‘Kingsman’ Sequel

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"I'm about to get all up in that Golden Circle," the actor tweeted Wednesday.

Channing Tatum has joined the cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Matthew Vaughn’s sequel to his 2014 action-spy hit, the actor tweeted Wednesday.

Taron Egerton and Mark Strong are the returning castmembers and Colin Firth is due to return as well, although in what capacity remains shrouded. The movie is casting up as it heads into a production start in early May in London. Julianne Moore, Halle Berry and Pedro Pascal are among the new castmembers named on the roll call.

The upcoming sequel continues the adventures of a wayward tough (Egerton) from the wrong side of London who was taken in and, a la Pygmalion, turned into the best and brightest of British operatives.

Tatum’s role is unclear as he was offered several, according to sources. The parts ranged from supporting to cameos. He could even end up playing himself.

Elton John also is in talks to join the production, and his role is equally being kept secret.

    I'm about to get all up in that Golden Circle.
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Post by: Neumatic on April 21, 2016, 01:17:51 pm
The Founder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX2uz2XYkbo

I didn't think this could look that interesting, but it is.  Plus, Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch doing scenes together?  I wanna see that.  Plus, I don't know this story.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on May 03, 2016, 08:00:50 pm
Okay, so I'm watching Fat Man on Batman and they're talking about Nathan Fillion's posters in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2... some are goofy, but there's an Arkon poster, which was Marvel's Conan, but the big one is a poster that matches the Steve Jobs poster, but it's him as Tony Stark.  Clever.  I saw that when it broke but I just NOW realized "wait, wouldn't the biopic about Tony Stark be Iron Man 1?  Could the Tony Stark of that movie see his own movie?  Is the Marvel Universe becoming a hypercube or something?"
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on May 05, 2016, 11:32:38 am
"WETAs doing the Power Ranger suits, how bad could they look?"  Uh, pretty bad.

(http://www.ew.com/sites/default/files/i/2016/05/04/prangers.jpg)

This movie is going to be a real interesting train wreck.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on May 05, 2016, 02:29:38 pm
You guys kill me
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on May 05, 2016, 02:51:36 pm
It's called Adaptation Overindulgence Disorder, and its symptoms can strike anyone, from Transformers to Turtles and now, even unitards.  If this disease isn't stopped, we could soon see Veritech fighters with thousands of external moving parts, or a hyper-realistic Mickey Mouse.  We can't let that happen.  Without a cure in sight, our only hope is to prevent this disease from spreading:  by better matching creatives to content, by understanding that because something is popular enough to demand a remake means that not everything in the original is fundamentally broken, and through abstinence.  To say "no." "No, I will not add meaningless extra items to robots or suits."  "NO, I don't think a spaceship should be entirely jagged pointy shapes."  We're doing what we can, but it's a long, upward battle.  And you can help, simply by visiting "complicated does not equal better dot charity."

(Footage from the Transformers movies plays alongside that Sarah MacLaughlin song).
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on May 05, 2016, 03:00:27 pm
Oh gawd I'm laughing so hard. That was funny.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on June 02, 2016, 12:43:11 pm
Brie Larson is in talks to play Captain Marvel.  And now there's some art, I'm not sure if it's official or not (it's from something called "Boss Logic"), of what that might look like.

(http://static.srcdn.com/slir/w1000-h1485-q90-c1000:1485/wp-content/uploads/Brie-Larson-Captain-Marvel-BossLogic.jpg)

Yeah, I could go for that.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on June 03, 2016, 10:19:07 am
When you say 'Art', you mean that's not a photo? I assume the face is real, but the rest is photo-realism art?
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on June 03, 2016, 01:32:32 pm
Yep.  No real costume, it's all done on computers.  Concept art these days is so good that it can look just like the movie.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on June 10, 2016, 07:58:18 am
Just ran across this trailer on IMDB for movie coming to Netflix in July. What's it remind you of?

Stranger Things

https://youtu.be/XWxyRG_tckY
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on June 10, 2016, 08:04:09 am
I believe my library is getting this.

Breaking a Monster

https://youtu.be/PAa4M56ctM4
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 17, 2016, 11:14:01 am
David Brent: Life on the Road Official International Trailer #1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmS9noS1dXY

Take my money already!
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on June 21, 2016, 04:00:07 pm
So, for today's entry in "...really?"  guess who just announced on Twitter that he's playing the giant floating head of Zordon in the Power Rangers reboot.

(http://media.comicbook.com/2016/06/cranstonzordon-186974.jpg)

Bryan freakin' Cranston.  Uh may zing.  Honestly thought it was a hoax.   Comic Book.com (http://comicbook.com/2016/06/21/power-rangers-bryan-cranston-cast-as-zordon/) and The Tracking Board confirm it.

All I can think of now is Aaron Paul as Alpha Five.  Admit it: you want to see that.

(http://img.pandawhale.com/78883-jesse-pinkman-a-robot-gif-aZPv.gif)
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on June 24, 2016, 09:49:30 am
Stranger Things - "Eleven" - Featurette

https://youtu.be/5lY5NJgJMBs

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Netflix has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the highly-anticipated series Stranger Things, which will debut on July 15th in all territories where Netflix is available. Check it out in the player below to learn more about the show’s mysterious character, Eleven.

Set in Hawkins Indiana in the 1980s, Stranger Things chronicles the search for a young boy who vanishes into thin air under highly suspicious circumstances. His mother (Winona Ryder) opens an investigation into the boy’s disappearance with local authorities that unravels a series of mysteries involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl. A love letter to the ubiquitous cult classics of the 80’s, Stranger Things is a coming of age story for three boys that draws this quaint community into a world where mysteries lurk beneath the surface.

Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), Matthew Modine (Dr. Brenner), David Harbour (Chief Hopper), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Millie Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), and Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), and Cara Buono (Karen Wheeler).

The show was created by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (“Wayward Pines,” Hidden), who also directed several episodes. It is executive produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum, Real Steel, Date Night), alongside the Duffer brothers. Levy also directed two episodes.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on June 28, 2016, 08:26:54 am
So we know Hollywood does what they damn well please, because Stratham's character The Mechanic dies, or is assumed to die in the original. Now we have a sequel.

I grew up with the original and the remake is OK. So, I guess it depends on what they do with this, I wouldn't mind it being a series.

BUT!!!! from the looks of the trailer, the whole phantom, ninja like Mechanic persona is gone. This character seems to be all out in the open fighting baddies.

The Mechanic: Resurrection

https://youtu.be/QF903RaKLvs
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 28, 2016, 09:39:59 am
There was a remake? This is the first I'm hearing about either flicks.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on June 28, 2016, 12:05:24 pm
That was, like, the most prototypical Jason Statham movie trailer that's ever existed.  It's just "a Jason Statham" movie, pure and simple.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on June 28, 2016, 03:22:45 pm
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That was, like, the most prototypical Jason Statham movie trailer that's ever existed.  It's just "a Jason Statham" movie, pure and simple.

I know... right.

The Good but dated 1972 Original with Charles Bronson and Jan Michael Vincent

https://youtu.be/8NWngPdQY3U

and the 2011 remake with Jason Stratham and Ben Foster

https://youtu.be/8YcjaE5Mgeo
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on June 28, 2016, 04:05:48 pm
It looks like they mixed The Mechanic with Into The Blue.  I saw that trailer and thought "why isn't Jessica Alba in the overhanging pool?"  Make that a rescue mission.  It would certainly be harder to pull off than just emptying the dang thing.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on June 28, 2016, 06:12:41 pm
Emptying what? I have no idea what's in that trailer. I saw her butt and pretty much locked
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on June 28, 2016, 07:02:05 pm
Okay, so in the start of the new Mechanic Resurrection trailer, there's this dude taking a swim in a glass-bottom pool hanging off the edge of a skyscraper.  Yikes.  And of course, Jason Statham is doing this Spider-man thing, hanging onto the bottom of the pool and cutting a hole in it to drain the water.  I'm guessing that this is going to end with that dude as a splat on the sidewalk below.  But you look at a pool like that and all you can think of is what if it falls over?  It just suggests disaster.  You expect death.  Plus there are so many ways that could go wrong, so many ways you could kill someone in a glass-bottomed pool hanging over the edge of a skyscraper.

So that would make saving someone from one much trickier.  So what I'm suggesting is have Jessica Alba in the pool, she's like a captive in that penthouse or something, and have Statham try to rescue her.  Much trickier to do, it puts two characters in danger instead of one, and it's a scene I'm relatively sure no one's done before.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on June 28, 2016, 07:38:33 pm
Sounds like a pretty good plot to me.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on July 27, 2016, 11:20:57 am
Stranger Things has been release to Netflix. I have not had a chance to watch or binge watch... yet.

But here's a recent article to only fuel my fire for it.

11 of the Best 70's & 80's References in Stranger Things (https://www.inverse.com/article/18852-stranger-things-11-best-70s-and-80s-movie-references)
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on July 28, 2016, 10:02:07 am
Uh, it's not really about The Wall

The Great Wall

https://youtu.be/6SKI9rgqFck

Appropriately for a movie about one of the Wonders of the World, The Great Wall is huge. Directed by House of Flying Daggers and Hero filmmaker Zhang Yimou, it is the most expensive Chinese movie of all time. But if you’re expecting a lofty historical epic about the 13,000-mile wall’s construction, well, expect again.

In these exclusive images, you can see the vibrancy and imagination in Zhang’s vision. Believe it or not, The Great Wall is actually a monster movie — and these shots show the fantasia-soaked pageantry that many remember from Zhang’s most widely-seen spectacle, especially in the West, the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which he directed himself.

The new film, which will be released in 3D on Feb. 17, 2017, stars Matt Damon, leading an international cast of actors that also includes Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Willem Dafoe (Platoon), Chinese superstar Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs, which was remade as The Departed), pop icon Luhan, and actress Jing Tian (who will also appear in next year’s Kong: Skull Island). World War Z author Max Brooks had a hand in developing the film’s screenplay.

In an interview with EW, Zhang (via a translator) describes the array of challenges, risks, and rewards that come with making his and his country’s biggest film ever.

Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on July 31, 2016, 09:25:11 am
I predict this will be the largest event yet for SyFy

Tonight

Sharknado 4: The Fourth Awakens

https://youtu.be/h3pHQdvpUqs
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on September 01, 2016, 06:23:15 pm
Trailer for Mascots!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swTWozTxQ-E
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on September 02, 2016, 03:46:23 am
Whoa... Dancing on the edge of absurdity. Part of me says I'm not going to waste my time. Another part says bring it on.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on October 05, 2016, 09:59:54 am
Gotta wait until 2018 for this... but still, EXCITED!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHYfPy-0ZVI
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on October 05, 2016, 10:09:11 am
That should be pretty awesome.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on November 16, 2016, 04:11:00 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/KrAGukJ.jpg)

Holy cow, they're finally making a movie version of Bone! (http://io9.gizmodo.com/kung-fu-panda-director-working-on-movie-adaptation-of-c-1789065057)

I've been waiting for this flick since I was a kid... they'd been talking about it since before CGI was even a big thing, it was going to be cel-animated (though I could see it being a hybrid of animation and live action like Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)  Now i imagine that it'll be all CGI, and it'll look fantastic.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Mac on December 24, 2016, 09:14:23 am
John Wick: Chapter 2

Love the first one. Not sure the 2nd one can bring anything interesting new to me. We shall see.

https://youtu.be/nMqETeQrgqU
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on March 21, 2017, 12:45:09 am
I wonder if I'll remember this if/when it ever comes to Netflix:

Top Funny Comedian: The Movie.  It's "The Hangover" of China, so naturally they cast someone who doesn't speak mandarin.  No spoilers, just watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c6YOiNDlGY
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on January 19, 2018, 06:04:26 am
Super Troopers !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEed-o8fVpM

LOVE the French cover playing over the trailer, first of all, and second: this looks freakin' hilarious.  Usually I think necro-sequels are a bad idea, but after Dumb And Dumber To and seeing this, I wonder if there's some kind of secret that I'm not gleaming yet.

And mind blown that the driver isn't Anthony Michael Hall.  I could have sworn it was him.
Title: Re: What Are You Looking Forward To?
Post by: Neumatic on March 18, 2019, 05:05:38 pm
A scene from the upcoming Code 8, which has a bit of a "what Robocop could have been" vibe going on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnXcUHH3rUQ


Aniara -- This looks cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MIlE9R00ik

The idea of the story, the look of the ship... very curious to see how this one pans out.