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SilverWook

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#1218321
Topic
The Boba Fett movie
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DominicCobb said:

SilverWook said:

Six months after TLJ was pushing it. I just hope the window of opportunity to bring Ewan back as Obi Wan isn’t lost in the process. He seems to be a busy fellow.

He’s aging pretty well. I think he’s still far off enough from Guinness that we shouldn’t worry.

I’m sure he’s fine, I meant scheduling wise. Solo had to replace an actor for the reshoots since they were committed to another project after the initial shoot. Actors can be tied up for years that way.

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#1218223
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All Things Star Trek
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pittrek said:

Well Kurtzman is no Feige, I don’t think he’ll be able to maintain an extended universe, but I would love to be proven wrong. The animated series sounds very interesting to me.

A new animated Trek is long overdue. The Starfleet Academy idea keeps coming back like a bad penny though. According to the making of TMP book, one of the rejected pitches for TAS was making the Enterprise a cadet training vessel. Funny how that sort of did happen in TWOK.

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#1218063
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I’m uneasy with seeing kids in what looks like a scene out of some apocalyptic tale, (I’m sure Walmart is thrilled one of their former locations is associated with this) and repulsed by people throwing out bible verses as a defense of their policy. No matter who did it before, it’s on Trumpy’s watch now. Guess he finally found an Obama legacy he doesn’t want to undo?

And that Fox news minion who made the summer camp comparison is either delusional or a first class witch, spelled with a b.

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#1217296
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Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox? (Disney has now bought them - 14 Dec '17)
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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Fang Zei said:

Handman said:

I don’t think TV is part of the deal, so they wouldn’t get The Simpsons.

The Murdochs would hold on to the Fox network itself since Disney owning more than one of the “big four” (they already own ABC) would violate antitrust regulations.

Why doesn’t anti-trust apply to major film studios as well? Is six considered more than enough?

Movie studios used to own theater chains across the country. That ended in the 1950’s because of anti-trust laws.

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#1217235
Topic
Last movie seen
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Mike O said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Handman said:

What did you think about the different cuts?

The Donner cut was better — up until the end. I would’ve given it 6/10 if it wasn’t for that stupid ending.

What basically happened was, from what I understand, that they were going to use the “spin the Earth” ending for II. Once they realized it’d work better for the first film, they moved it, figuring that they’d figure something out when they got to II, but once Donner got canned, that’s all they had to fall back on.

Collipso said:

wait, so could a very kind superman fan explain to stupid old me the different cuts available for the movies and all that?

As short as possible version: The producers, the Salkinds, hired director Richard Donner because he was the flavor of the month, having come off of a hit horror film called The Omen. Donner had artistic aspirations, whereas the Salkinds were in it purely for the money. Donner brought in his own screenwriter to completely rewrite their (according to him, completely unworkable) script. Superman and Superman II were shot back-to-back as a mega production; Donner finished about 70% of the second film before locking it to finish production on the first film. It wound up being the most expensive movie ever made up to that time. It was a big box office and critical hit, but the Salkinds didn’t want to deal with Donner again, so they unceremoniously fired him, and brought in director Richard Lester to work on the sequels. Lester reshot a bunch of Donner’s scenes as well as new scenes for II to qualify for a director’s credit, so there’s tons of extra footage. Years later, they did the best they could to reconstruct Donner’s cut. There’s also an extended cut of the first film, supervised by Donner, and a TV version with a lot of extra scenes. And presumably fan edits and deleted scenes.

There’s a lot more to this-what is who’s footage, who shot what, etc.-that’s seeped into film fan lore, but this is the basic gist of it.

They also scrapped all of Marlon Brando’s footage for II over salary disputes. Superman’s Mom suddenly being the Kryptonian hologram giving advice from beyond the grave made no sense.

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#1217015
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Random Thoughts
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DuracellEnergizer said:

suspiciouscoffee said:

Overdrawn is probably the worst movie I’ve seen on MST, though I don’t pretend to have seen all that much of the show’s total run.

I have serious doubts that a movie worse than Red Zone Cuba can exist.

Beast of Yucca Flats is much worse. I tried watching it uncut and almost lost the will to live! I simply could not finish it. And I enjoy many a bad movie. Coleman Francis is truly the worst filmmaker that’s ever lived.

And why the hell do all his movies have people being shot at from airplanes?

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#1217006
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Random Thoughts
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suspiciouscoffee said:

Overdrawn is probably the worst movie I’ve seen on MST, though I don’t pretend to have seen all that much of the show’s total run.

You know nothing of cinematic hell. I’m pretty sure The Matrix is a ripoff of it. 😉

I have OATMB on Laserdisc and the disc jacket framed on my wall. Now Raul Julia watches over me as I sleep.

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#1217004
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Random Thoughts
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I don’t know, but with the advent of home video, it’s certainly possible now. I remain amazed at how many movies do sync up with DSOTM and other albums. Actually came across someone selling legally dubious DVD’s of such syncs today. I didn’t even know there was one for The Shining.

Taking a cue from MST3K, See you on the Dark Side of Raul! I synched DSOTM to Overdrawn At The Memory Bank (uncut) and was almost freaked at how well it worked.

There was an amazing sync I once stumbled upon on youtube. Dark Side of The Cat, which synced DSOTM to the 1980’s Felix The Cat movie. That was amazing. Pity it got taken down.