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#321755
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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
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As long as there's more of the actual Transformers, I'm fine.  Optimus Prime was the best character of the first movie, and he was a supporting character in his own film!  They have said he will be a bigger character this time, but I'm still not sure.  Still, I loved the first one.  Sequels to films like this are usually better, so I'm excited.

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#321754
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Robert A. Harris on Film Grain and Blu-Ray
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This is going to be an issue as big as anamorphic widescreen; every format has a hurdle to cross, and I think film grain will be the major issue this time.  Unfortunately, it will be harder to get the public on board with.  As Harris says, the public wants a squeaky clean image, something that looks like it was made today and shot digitally.  This is just not the case.  I also think people get "grain" confused with "dirt."  Dirt should be removed.  Grain should not. 

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#317663
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Indiana Jones IV
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I am being cautiously optimistic...or as cautious as I can get. Indiana Jones films are some of my all-time favorites, and after a new Rocky, a new Die Hard, and a new Rambo (all of which were fabulous) I'm psyched for a new Indy. The trailer looks good. The plot sounds very typical of an Indy film; yeah, I know it will be about aliens, but all of the films have been ridiculous. The acting and writing make it feasable. They're making a lot of good moves with the film, including bringing back Marion from the first one; she's by far the best Indy girl, and part of what makes Raiders such a great movie.

The only thing that makes me nervous is Shia LaBeouf...don't get me wrong, I think the kid is a good, fun actor in his own territory (like Transformers) but will he fit with Indy? I don't think bad acting will be the downfall of the character, because LaBeouf can act, but will a teenage cyclist fit with the Indy formula? I'm one of the few people I know who liked Short Round, and Mutt can't be any worse, right?

Anyway, I'm trying to be cautiously optimistic, but the truth is, I can't wait for this movie. Give me this, The Dark Knight, and Quantum of Solace (the new Bond film) and that's all the cinema I need this year.
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#317660
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Robert Harris Godfather Restoration WHY cannot lucas restore the oot ?
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bkev said:


Naw, Spieldberg and George are friends. In fact, Speildberg won't touch it; he thinks it's Lucas' "baby;"said it himself when he was asked to direct Episode 1.


Spielberg might have directed Phantom Menace? Wow...that could have been a completely different story. At least the action scenes would have some flair...

As for the Godfather restoration, I can't wait to see them. Europe gets them in a few weeks, but the US doesn't get them until September. That better mean a theatrical release.

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#315997
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Ollie Johnston, Last of Disney's "Nine Old Men," Dies
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I was very sad to hear this news. Johnston, as many of you may know, was one of Walt Disney's team of hand-picked animators who worked with him from the days of Snow White. The team was called the "Nine old men," and vintage interviews with them are used on DVD's of old animated classics. Watching these features made me grow a large respect for these men, and the amazing milestones they created in animation. They are legends, like the characters they animated.

With the death of Ollie Johnston, all nine are gone. It seems to me to be a definitive close to the classic years of Disney. It's sad news indeed, though he did live to be a ripe old age of 95. His work, and the work of his fellows, will live on long after all of us alive today are gone. RIP Ollie.

Here's a link to a full article about Johnston's death: (I don't know how to make links, so you'll have to cut and paste.)
http://www.cartoonbrew.com/disney/ollie-johnston-1912-2008
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#312578
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New Indiana Jones DVD's - No Blu-Ray
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I probably won't get these (I have the old DVD's) because the extras are lame and its all on one disc--which will seriously compress video quality. But I have to say, the cover art is incredible. It's basically the original posters, which I think is a first for Lucasfilm. Go to the digital bits and you can see the cover art. It's cool. I never thought I'd see the day when Lucasfilm would use an original poster for cover art. Kudos indeed...
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#310787
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How much longer will the format war last?
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Originally posted by: Windexed
I'm trying to decide what I should do. I have the Xbox 360 add-on and about 12 HD-DVDs (I also have a blu-ray player). I'm considering buying another stand aloneHD-DVD player for roughly $100, because:

1) I can't stand the Xbox one and it is too damn loud

2) I have $200 invested in HD-DVDs that probably either aren't or won't be worth much

3) Who knows when these particular movies will be out on blu-ray (Could be years).


So should I try to sell the Xbox 360 add-on and a couple movies and get the regular HD-DVD player? Should I just get rid of all of them and wait for them to be on Blu-ray? Any suggestions?


Also, another thing I've been seeing on the web (digitalbits maybe?) that Toshiba is reneging on the 5 free movie thing, which was to be part of my plan.


I bought the 360 add on as well, and I'm going to keep it for now. I can still watch all my HD movies on the player--especially my Trek Remastered set. If they ever do a promotion to trade in the player for a blu-ray deal, I'll do that.
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#310535
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Official: CLONE WARS in Theaters 8/15/08
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Originally posted by: CO
Originally posted by: Mielr

They had a segment on E.T. as well, but they didn't show the entire trailer, just snippets of it. Are you talking about the bit in the truck?



Yes, and just this 5 second scene confirms why Indy fans will enjoy this movie, and why the didn't like the PT: INDY IS STILL IN IT!!! The PT didn't have those lovable characters in it, so if you didn't care for them, how could you like the movies? With Indy IV, I am not saying it will be Raiders-quality, I am not even saying it is going to be a great movie, but its got Ford, his hat, the whip, the music, and it will have that humor in it, so nobody will hate it like they did with the PT, cause you will have someone to root for the whole time.


Finally, someone friggin gets it! I've been saying this all along--it's got Ford as Indy...how bad can it be? People have been bitching about it being as bad as the PT, but the primary problem with the PT was the characters. So if we've got a new Indy movie, and Indy is still in it (With some returning characters) how bad can it really be?
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#310402
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Indiana Jones IV
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That trailer was SWEET. I can't wait. I see where everyone's coming from on this, thinking it will be bad, and maybe I'm naive, but I think it's going to rock, not just because of the trailer. I honestly think Spielberg has more class then to do a silly alien storyline. His last few movie have been pretty darn good, and even if Lucas has some bad ideas, my guess is that Spielberg will even things out. Plus, it's a new Indy movie! I've grown up watching these movies, and the idea of seeing a new one is just awesome. I think going back to the Radiers warehouse could be a pretty cool idea, too.
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#310174
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LOST
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Originally posted by: C3PX
Carlton Cuse has said that there will be a maximum of five more episodes, making a total of thirteen for the season. He said the remaining season 4 story arc would be compressed into four or five episodes, and the three missing episodes and flashback would be carried over to season five. So at least we will get a season finale and the story arc wrapped up. I kind of like the three season of sixteen episodes, now it looks like it'll be 13, 19, 16 for seasons four, five, and six. Oh well. This could change though, just a couple of days before Cuse announced only four to five more episodes, Lindeloff had said that they might be able to finish all eight. So it seems to change everyday, but as far as I know, a maximum of five was the latest count. Sounds like they are going to try to have episode nine ready to air the week after episode eight. That'll be nice, but I hope they don't hurt the episodes quality by rushing the filming.


I hope they do all eight, but five sounds fine. What I really care about is that we see the entire season four storyline, which we are. And BTW, in the interview I read (w/TV guide) Cuse said they wouldn't have a new episode until three or four weeks after episode eight, since they have to bring the whole cast back together, write the episode, shoot, edit, etc.
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#309456
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The Angry Video Game Nerd…
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I love that guy! He's friggin hilarious. It's sad when you can watch stuff on the internet that's ten times better than what's on TV.
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#308216
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Heath Ledger dead at 28
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Originally posted by: FanFiltration
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/graphics/2007/04/04/wswed04.jpg

The Westboro Baptist Church members travel all over to protest (Sometimes in more then one city at a time for days at a time), but the WBC only is reported to have 75 members. Here is the BIG question. Who is funding them? It takes lots of money, and I bet they are working as a distraction to other such HATE groups staying out of the media spotlight. The real scary folks are the ones sending these people the money to do what they do.

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FF



We learned about these douchbags in school. THIS is why I think the free speech ammendment is too broad. People who go to funerals and celebrate the deaths of innocent people should be locked up. When people take advantage of our right to free speech, then that right should be revoked. They also give a terrible name to Christians.
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#308215
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Bond 22: Quantum of Solace
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As fun as it would be to see them do some more book adaptations (even if they are remakes) I do like finally having a real James Bond sequel. It'll be cool having Quantum of Solace follow Casino Royale so closely, and it looks like they've got a great plot going. I also really like the title. It was weird at first, but very, very fitting for the film's plot. They're really getting everything right with this new series.
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#307688
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The Dark Knight (Batman Begins Returns Again)
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I do hate it when they have the villains live for sequels in superhero films. It kind of ruined the drama of SM3.

It's a damn shame about Heath though. He was about to hit the big time with The Dark Knight, and really get his career going full steam. RIP.

But I think this will be a good last film; he looks like the perfect choice for the Joker, based on the trailers.
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#305889
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The Darth Vader theme
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Originally posted by: miochza
Originally posted by: ADigitalMan
GM, I've missed your posts.


Quoted for truth.


Ditto.
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#305568
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Blu-ray Disc or HD-DVD?
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Originally posted by: ferris209
Well, I just really liked the idea of Combo discs, with HD DVD on one side and SD on the other, plus the players can play SD DVD's. I also liked that HD DVD can be pressed from current DVD machines, making them cheaper in the long run. Plus, HD DVD seems to be a pretty much finished format, while I hear that BR still doesn't do half of what HD DVD can do, at least until the BD 2.0 hits. I just see things getting very expensive once Sony gets its claws sunk in.


Those are the reasons, and more, why I got HD-DVD. It can do SO MUCH MORE. Less space, yes, but most blu-ray discs use only 30 gigs anyway, so who cares? They offer same picture, but HD has more features. Plus, the combo disc idea is genius. For instance, when my brother is playing the Xbox (which is where I have the HD-DVD plugged into) I can take my season one of Star Trek and go watch it on a different TV on the SD side. Can Blu-Ray offer that? No.

I'm obviously bummed today, after the announcement that Warner is going Blu-Ray exclusive. This sucks. Blu-Ray has exclusive acess to most studio content. Only universal and Paramount are still backing HD. Good thing most of my favorite films this year were from that studio...Warner Bros will still release new Hd-Dvd's till May, but after that it's over. I am bummed. I think there should be some sort of trade in or discount on Blu-Ray players once this format war is over. That Hd-Dvd drive wasn't cheap. Oh well.
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#305338
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I am Legend
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Phenomenal performence by Will Smith. The CGI effects on the zombies were bad, yes, but I think the effects of the empty New York more than made up for them. My only real problem with the movie was that the ending was a bit rushed. His sacrafice should have been really, really powerful but that scene was too short and quick. Plus, I never really felt the connection between him and the woman and her kid that would make him die for them. They should have expanded on that. Overall, one of the best "mainstream" films of the year.
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#299160
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The Darjeeling Limited
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I saw it over the weekend. I'd have to say its the best film of the year so far, and as a critic, I've seen tons and tons of them this year. It's a great film, funny, charming, and most of all, heartfelt and sometimes heart-wrenching. The fact that it's a family story is its biggest strength, and it doesn't go with the cliches. It's a triumph, to be sure. Highly, highly reccomended.
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#298545
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Jerry Seinfeld on "Bee Movie"
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As some of you might already know, I write for the Denver Post's Colorado Kids section (now online at YourHub.com/nextgen.) I also write for the Golden Hub of YourHub (an online program where anyone can post any news story). I review films, and I've been doing it for quite a while. A few weeks back, I got to participate in an online conference-style interview with Jerry Seinfeld. People from Kids magazines from all around the country were on the call, and it was an awesome experience. I've just published my article, and I thought some of you might like to see it. Seinfeld had a lot of interesting things to say about his new film, "Bee Movie."

Interview Article

Enjoy.

There were three other stars from the film (Chris Rock, Renee Zellwegger and Matthew Broderick) who were also being interviewed, but each press member only got to interview one. Not to toot my own horn, but you have to be pretty high up in the Youth Journalism World to interview Jerry Seinfeld....I do it for the bragging rights. (And it looks good on college applications.)
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#298531
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Bionic Woman 2007
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Originally posted by: CO
Originally posted by: boba feta
Like the PT?


If Lucas would have made 3 new SW movies that had zero to do with the OT, had zero characters or plot points that related to the OT, I think many fans would take them for what they are, either you like it or you don't and wouldn't have to compare them to SW, ESB, and ROTJ.


I don't know....Jar-Jar sucks in any series. Granted, he would have fit better in a Teletubbies movie, but who watches the Teletubbies anyway? Stoners, that's who.

And Bionic Woman's writing staff must have been stoned with that pilot....they forgot to include a plot. NBC stands for Nasty Bad Channel, methinks.
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#297091
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Indiana Jones IV
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LaBeouf could be joking...I mean, you'd think he would get in trouble for revealing the title, so why would he do it? It is a pretty bad title. It has no ring to it like the other three, and it's just too long. I guess it's not technically longer than the others, but it just sound long.
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