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#302876
Topic
The Golden Compass
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Originally posted by: {DoS}Hellhound
IDGRA about the book or the movie they r both fucking athiest


Two things.

1) Have you read them, or seen the movie?

2) This is the part that really bothers me: saying what you said is like me saying saying, as an atheist, I refuse to see any movies about religion. That's absolutely ridiculous. The Passion promotes Catholicism! BOYCOTT IT!!!!!
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#302800
Topic
The Golden Compass
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I just finished rereading the book. From what I hear, I'll probably enjoy the movie (I plan on seeing it this weekend), even though the ending has been changed. Though I will admit the book ends on a big downer, I think that's better than having a cliffhanger that might never be resolved (greenlighting of "The Subtle Knife" and "The Amber Spyglass" depends upon the success of "Compass," so even though the true end to "Compass" will be in the beginning of "Knife," it may never be seen except in a potential Director's Cut of "Compass" if the first movie does poorly).

And the first book's most controversial elements IMO occur during the excised portion of the ending, and "Knife" & "Spyglass" are infinitely more controversial than the first. I hope the sequels are done justice and not watered-down, but I hope even more that they get made. I loved all three when I first read them, and I think the ultra-conservative Christians that are bashing the books/movies need to actually read them to see what they're saying beyond what everyone says about [SPOILER FOR BOOK 3 AHEAD--------------] killing God in the books. That's not exactly how it goes. People should judge for themselves. [--------END SPOILERS]

Off to finish a research paper and start rereading "The Subtle Knife."
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#302399
Topic
Blade Runner: The Final Cut in the UK!
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To answer one question, yes, all 5 versions of the film are in full 1080p HD on the 5-disc set, including the workprint (although that was sourced from a print, not the negative, so quality won't be quite as good, though it should still hold up very well).
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#302273
Topic
The Return of Futurama
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It has a (very rough) preview of the next movie "The Beast with a Billion Backs" - you can find it on youtube i believe - and I dunno what else is on it.
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#302087
Topic
The Return of Futurama
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So, has anyone else seen "Futurama: Bender's Big Score" yet? Just watched it today, let me tell you it was GREAT! It's not like the Family Guy movie, which is 3 episodes lazily tacked onto each other - it really is a cohesive whole. The last quarter is a bit of an exception with the flashbacks, but for the most part, anytime something "new" comes along that would be conducive to the beginning of a new episode, it feels perfectly natural. Aside from the obligatory "We're cancelled! Wait, no, we're back now," jokes at the beginning (which are done by 5 minutes in), nothing fell flat - I'm incredibly excited for the next 3 movies and the sixth season (since the fifth will be the 16 episodes from the 4 movies). Hopefully Futurama will live on properly and not go to shit like Family Guy - but for now, there's nothing to worry about.
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#302022
Topic
Posters
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Now that I'm in college, my roommate and I combined have these:

Mine:

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/IMAGES/153/ST2762.jpg
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/SCR/1380~Hot-Fuzz-Posters.jpg
http://www.gobaeng.de/images/products/3396.jpg
http://simianfarmer.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/star_wars_poster.gif
http://webofdallas.com/images/bartblackboard.jpg
http://www.grooveshark.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/9069Beatles~The-Beatles-Abbey-Road-Posters.jpg
http://ammaryasir.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/pink-floyd-the-wall-poster-c10289248.jpeg
http://www.wildaboutmovies.com/images_4/SimpsonsMoviePoster_000.jpg
http://images.art.com/images/products/large/10016000/10016639.jpg
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/19/PO7039.JPG
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/IMPO/ST2889~Halloween-Movie-Score-Posters.jpg

http://www.thesequencers.us/DarkSide/images/recordposterpinkfloyd.jpg
http://www.thesequencers.us/DarkSide/images/recordposterdarkside.jpg
-Both of these came with a vinyl copy of "The Dark Side of the Moon" I got on eBay
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PYR/GPP30526-The-Godather-Cat-B~The-Godfather-Posters.jpg
-Not exactly like the one I have - mine has a white border around Vito, with the words "The Godfather" and "The Greatest Gangster Picture Ever Made" above that.
http://www.impawards.com/1978/posters/animal_house_ver1.jpg

And, my 100% personal favorite of all (and most expensive):
http://www.hi-rezdesigns.com/posters/blade_runner_int_c.jpg
Too bad about the watermark, but it's the only image I could find of it (interestingly enough from the same place I bought it at).

Those are all the ones that are actually mine, and they take up my half of the room (mostly). The back wall is still not completely full.

Roommate's:

http://www.canmag.com/images/front/movies20074/toddposter1.jpg
(plus 4 identical small ones that just have Johnny Depp's head I can't find)
http://nofreelist.com/images/nofreelist/promo/charlie.jpg
http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/The-Nightmare-Before-Christmas-Poster-C10287770.jpeg
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PYR/CON6507DM-CR~Casino-Royale-Posters.jpg
http://www.mania.com/image/374239/104_large.jpg
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PYR/NECA0012~300-Posters.jpg
http://blog.mctimages.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/08/06/kill_bill_vol_2.jpg
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/UVSL/M2084~Clint-Eastwood-The-Good-the-Bad-and-the-Ugly-Posters.jpg
http://www.cinemablend.com/images/reviews/2227/_11811872416789.jpg
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PYR/NECA00014~Grindhouse-Posters.jpg
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PE/806009~Lock-Stock-And-Two-Smoking-Barrels-Posters.jpg
http://www.impawards.com/2004/posters/shaun_of_the_dead_verdvd.jpg
http://www.latinoreview.com/images/upload/134poster.jpg
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/adc/10068725A~Snatch-Posters.jpg
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/MMPO/505380~Oceans-13-Posters.jpg
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/mmpo/503494~Sin-City-Posters.jpg
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/MMPO/505530~Live-Free-Die-Hard-Posters.jpg
http://evelynpy.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/505534the-invasion-posters.jpg

He's got a bunch of other small ones, but I can't see them from my computer desk and there are already far too many images in this thread anyway, so yeah - those are all the major posters we have in our room right now. The wall's not completely full yet, so we've got a little while to go until we're done.
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#301046
Topic
35mpg by 2020
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Gas is about $3.30-ish here, which isn't expensive compared to European countries, but just a couple years ago it was coser to $1.25. That's why you hear so much bitching about the price of gas in America.
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#300539
Topic
Indiana Jones IV
Time
Originally posted by: DarkGryphon2048
Originally posted by: ADigitalMan
Interesting "That's a Wrap" feature. Did you guys know that in 1981 there was a movie called "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark?" I don't recall that film. Boy, that's a mouthful too.
That's only on the fucking VHS case and the damn DVD cover. NO, the actual movie has not been change you Star Wars elitest dipshite. I swear, you Star Wars fanboys complain far too fucking much for your own good.


Quick question: Why the fuck are you here?
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#300365
Topic
The Dark Knight (Batman Begins Returns Again)
Time
You're judging based on pics that were taken on-set, not based on actual shots from the film, so any cinematographic lighting choices etc are not accurately represented. I'd hold off until you see at least a trailer.

And I'm not worried - everyone I've talked to that's been on set or has seen shooting downtown when it was still here (Chicago) says not to worry, and those images aren't representative of the mood of the film at all.

In short, it'll be worth it. And if it turns out to be shit, well, I'll be the first to admit that, but I'm staying optimistic.
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#299957
Topic
Blade Runner: The Final Cut in the UK!
Time
Like I said, if anyone else is planning on going to the Chicago Music Box Theatre to see it, I'll be there for the Nov 2 show (showtimes won't be up until next week, probably Thursday the 1st). Judging by previous Music Box runs, it should be there for two weeks before getting replaced by another movie.
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#299899
Topic
Blade Runner: The Final Cut in the UK!
Time
The Digital Bits has the whole release schedule for the US, and whether the movie is projected via 35mm film or 2K digital (Austin is somehow listed twice):

10/26 - Seattle (Cinerama, Seattle - 35mm), Washington D.C. (Uptown, D.C. - 35mm), Portland (Cinema 21, Portland - 35mm), Salt Lake (Gateway Megaplex, SLC - Digital)

11/2 - Chicago (Music Box, Chicago - 35mm), Santa Barbara (Arlington, Santa Barbara - Digital), Baltimore (Landmark Harbor East, Baltimore - Digital)

11/9 - Boston (Coolidge Corner, Brookline - 35mm)

11/16 - Detroit (Main Art, Detroit - 35mm)

11/18 - Austin (Paramount, Austin - 35mm)

11/30 - San Francisco (Embarcadero, San Francisco - 35mm), Dallas (The Inwood, Dallas - 35mm), San Diego (Ken, San Diego - 35mm), Minneapolis (Uptown, Minneapolis - 35mm)

12/7 - Denver (The Landmark @ Greenwood Village - Digital), Philadelphia (The Ritz 5, Philadelphia - 35mm)

12/25 - Boston (The Brattle, Cambridge - 35mm)

1/2/08 - Austin (The Paramount, Austin - 35mm)

1/4/08 - Nashville (The Belcourt, Nashville - 35mm)

1/18/08 - Durham (Carolina, Durham - 35mm)

2/1/08 - Columbus (Drexel Gateway, Columbus - 35mm)

2/15/08 - San Francisco (Castro, San Francisco - 35mm)

2/29/08 - Sacramento (Crest, Sacramento - 35mm)
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#299811
Topic
The Dark Knight (Batman Begins Returns Again)
Time
---POTENTIAL SPOILERS?---



Penguin's not in it. I go to Columbia College Chicago, film major, and I know several kids who were interns on the set when it was filming in Chicago, and I have it on good authority that Heath Ledger is amazing as the Joker, and that the other villain is Two-Face, but only at the very end.
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#297718
Topic
Serious ripping issues
Time
Alright, I finally bit the bullet and bought an LG external DVD writer ...

... and had exactly the same problem I had with my MacBook's internal drive.

This is starting to seriously piss me off ... does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be the problem? Would a complete hard drive wipe/OS reinstall solve this? (If that's the case I'll wait till Leopard is released to do so)
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#297409
Topic
General Harry Potter Discussion
Time
The first 2 are quite different, the 3rd less so, and by the 4th the only differences are "sorcerer's," "study" in place of "revise," and spelling/grammar "fixes."
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#297377
Topic
General Harry Potter Discussion
Time
Originally posted by: Darth Richard
In Canada HP1 is still called the Philosophers Stone so there region one dvd uses Philosopher Stone instead of Sorcerers Stone.


Correct. And if you're as ridiculously anal about things like that as I am, you order the Canadian DVD from Amazon CA thus paying about 15 more dollars than you should, and you get all the books imported from either Canada or the UK.

And I still haven't been able to get home, so I haven't been able to check the deleted scenes for you. I have a copy with me, but it's a one-disc, single-layer, movie-only copy, which isn't much (any) help.
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#296943
Topic
General Harry Potter Discussion
Time
Originally posted by: ADigitalMan
Does anybody here have the Region 1 DVD of HP and the PHILOSOPHER'S Stone? I'm curious if the deleted scenes also used the term "philosopher" or not. I seem to recall the "Neville Leglocked" scene made mention of it but I could be mistaken and am currently too lazy to pull out my disc and go through the scenes.

Region 1 = NTSC, correct? If it's R1, it WON'T be PAL format ... am I right?


I own it, but not with me, it's at home and I'm an hour away at college - I'll take a look next chance I get and let you know.
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#296226
Topic
Grindhouse (possible fan-edit?)
Time
These are the fan edits I'd like to see for GRINDHOUSE:

1) Theatrical version preservation:
Fake trailer opening
Theatrical cut of PLANET TERROR
No credits after PT
Fake trailers intermission
Theatrical cut of DEATH PROOF
Credits for PT and DP at end

2) Exended theatrical version:
Fake trailer opening
Extended cut of PLANET TERROR
(PT credits as an intermission? Since it *will* be substantially longer)
Fake trailers
Extended cut of DEATH PROOF
DP credits (or both if no intermission credits)

3) Fan-edit cut, as andy_k suggested.
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#296057
Topic
Grindhouse (possible fan-edit?)
Time
The real question is, when is someone gonna make a fan edit that preserves the theatrical style (i.e. fake trailers at the beginning and in-between), but uses the extended versions of the movies?
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#295781
Topic
Blu-ray Disc or HD-DVD?
Time
It costs $1,200 if I recall correctly. The price on that one's being lowered a couple hundred when the next one with support for BD-J and HD's other special thing comes out, which will be $1,300 IIRC.

So yeah, it's a bit expensive.
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#295358
Topic
Blu-ray Disc or HD-DVD?
Time
Blu-ray is going to emerge dominant (well, it already has, to be honest), and eventually will take over almost completely. It's by far the superior format anyway.
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#295357
Topic
Blade Runner 2, 4, and 5-disc sets in December
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It's much better the second and third time through. It's not something you can immediately appreciate the first time you see it, it's something that has to sink in.

Also, while the narration is extraordinarily sub-par and out of place sounding on the original theatrical version, were it recorded better (as in, more in Deckard's character) I would prefer it to be included as it contains some nice information that helps understand some things.
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