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K-Man wrote a comment about the news item Avatar 2 Release Pushed to 2016 Says Jon Landau
I can wait.....not really a big deal to me.

@moviemaniac66 @themoviefanatic - No, no, no fellas, you are talking about two very different things here. What you guys did, in Walmart, is you saw the difference between T.V.'s that played at 60hz vs. 120hz (not frames per second). What that is, is the refresh often the T.V's picture refreshes each second. When watching a film, a T.V should ALWAYS be set to 60hz (or if you have a 120hz T.V, just turn the 120hz to "off" and it will automatically bump it down). When watching a film at 120hz it looks very weird, like it's incredibly fake looking. The reason for that is because it takes away almost all motion blur from a scene that is SUPPOSED to have motion blur, which is a necessity for films (which are shot at 24fps). You tend to notice it more when the camera is actually moving! It looks TERRIBLE!!!!!

What James Cameron is talking about is the difference between 24fps, 48 fps and 60fps. This is how many frames pass through the actual camera gate per-second. What this will essentially do is make the picture look "smoother" and more "reality T.V.-ish for films that are shot in 3D (which really sucks!).
You see, we are all used to it now (and most of us PREFER it) but films shot at 24fps have, what is called, the strobe effect. There is a very, VERY slight strobing going on within the picture.....that's because the number of frames shooting per second, doesn't match that of what the human eye would technically see in real-life, which is said to be the equivalent of 48 fps. A lot of people (whiners) were complaining that the strobing effect is what made them nauseous when watching the movie in 3D. Therefore, this is their "solution" to the problem.
However, for me (and several million other people around the world), that "strobing effect" is what gives films that surreal, dreamlike feel that adds so much to the "escapism". That is why I absolutely HATE the idea of shooting in higher frame rates. Its going to ruin that magical feel of the movies and make it feel more like reality on the big screen. Nobody wants that crap!!!
K-Man wrote a comment about the news item Prometheus Model Photos Tease Alien Connection
@brady1138 - Oh yeah, no question. Not only does it have the same music (that high-pitch squeal) but it has dozens of actual tidbits, like creatures and ships that were in the original 1979 film. From what I've gathered this is going to follow right up to where the original film started.

First off, you have the Space Jockey's head, which that in itself is a dead giveaway.......but then you also have that horse-shoe shaped alien ship that you can clearly see in a few different shots including at :43 when you see the ship explose out of the sky, only to come crashing down at :58 sec and then sit there, shoe facing upwards at :54 seconds.....which is very similar to how Ripley and her team found the alien spaceship that housed the eggs in the Alien.
Therefore, that IS the same ship that Kane goes into and gets the facehugger on his face.
Lastly, and probably most importantly, there is the Space Jockey chair at :44 which is the EXACT same chair they find the dead Space Jockey in in the original film.
No question, that this is a prequel.......however, the story of the Aliens will be very different than what, I think, most people on this site (and all over the internet) are expecting.
@ROFLitschristian - Yeah, you definitely should! You would be amazed at what you will catch.
I seriously doubt we will see more than 10 minutes of the "Xenomorph" Alien species. Instead, I think what will happen, and this COULD BE POTENTIAL that when the humans go into the Space Jockeys ship, i THINK they are infected with some kind of alien desease that transforms them into something else. If you look at :41 sec you will see Holloway's face slightly disfigured as he screams in pain, then at :43 you see the girl, covered in blood, drop to her knees and then most importantly, at :44, you see a guy who is completely transformed into, what looks like some kind of fast moving, Zombie-looking creature. So, perhaps there is a completely new angle, in terms of "scariness" that we will see.
K-Man wrote a comment about the news item Prometheus Model Photos Tease Alien Connection
@ROFLitschristian - I'm pretty sure that the Space Jockey's aren't supposed to be "scary". I dont think that was ever part of the plan.....instead, what they "make" or perhaps even what their devices can do, are scary.

Put another way......I seem to recall some unnerving looking humans in the trailer, if you look closely.
K-Man wrote a comment about the news item Star Wars Live Action TV Series Gets a Working Title
Unfortunately, I've given up hope on anything new that is Star Wars related......and this new title isn't helping in changing my decision.
@dan1 - Agreed, does look pretty badass.
K-Man wrote a comment about the news item Prometheus Photo Featuring Noomi Rapace
Suit looks great!
I'm definitely in for this.....but hesitant.

It just wont be the same without Matt Damon. BUT, I'm keeping an open mind. I know that this is a different character in a different story in the same universe as Bourne......but still, I'm cautious! As long as the story is there, I'm ok with this.

However, I will say that it was a bit foolish of Jeremy Renner to take on that minor role in Mission Impossible immediately before doing this.....because as of right now, all I see is Brandt.
Well, I guess this is a good kind of film to see what someone's potential is like as a director.
Just because he was a second unit director on Avatar doesn't really mean much.....second unit covers things like actions scenes and insert shots and doesn't *always* demonstrate the directors talents.

HOWEVER, some directors, who started in second unit are VERY talented. So it goes both ways.

I hope he does demonstrate talent because I would like a fun tornado movie. We haven't had any tornado films in a LONG time.
K-Man wrote a comment about the news item Star Trek 2 Adds Benedict Cumberbatch
Very, VERY interesting. I thought he did a pretty good job in War Horse.....even though his role was minor, at best. I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with Smaug & The Necromancer in The Hobbit, too!

He'll be great in this, I'm sure. Star Trek 2 is going to be EPIC. You know they are going to try and one-up the hell out of last film, which was also great! Really anxious to see where they take the story!
K-Man wrote a comment about the news item Skyfall Gets Composer Thomas Newman
Wow, that's weird. I was just watching American Beauty (literally just turned it off 10 minutes ago), which is another Sam Mendes film composed by Thomas Newman. One of the things that you, or at least I, always notice immediately about that film is how Thomas Newman's music ties in well with Mendes's style of filmmaking. It compliments every scene so perfectly. Same thing goes for Road to just works.

Anyways, as soon as I finished watching it I started wondering if Sam Mendes was going to continue using Newman, who seem to work together on everything, simply because a James Bond film is so different in comparison to the films they usually collaborate on (I think what I mean to say is, James Bond is a bit more mainstream than some of Mendes' other films that Newman worked on) and I didn't know if he was going for an overall different feel or if he wanted bring Newman on and see what he could do with it (I personally like the second option).

Well, know we know and I'm SO glad that he is using Newman. The two are an amazing team and I cant wait to see what BOTH of these guys bring to the Bond franchise. This only heightens my anticipation for the film!

The song: Arose - Thomas Newman is, hands down, the best song in American Beauty and it works so perfectly in the scene! Listen to the link below and tell me that you don't feel like you are dreaming or in a trance. AMAZING!!
I read this article a couple weeks back and I immediately had a bad feeling after reading it. I could go on and on about this film and what I expected from it, but that would take forever. I will say this, though.

I've read the book several times and I know exactly what it is. Yes, it is more geared toward children in the way that it is written but that, BY NO MEANS, means that it has to be a kiddy flick. I was really hoping that Peter was going to take more artistic liberties and raise the tone toward the more serious/darker side in order to match The Lord of the Rings. However, after watching the trailer, which I actually found incredibly underwhelming (I NEVER though I would ever say that about a Hobbit trailer), I quickly learned exactly where Peter was taking this. Needless to say, I'm a bit nervous.
While I still think that its going to be a great film, I can foresee some serious problems with the kiddy, clownlike behavior of the dwarves and it not sitting well with fans and non-fans, alike.
In relation to the drastic change in appearance of several of the key dwarves, both in how they are written AND how the dwarves were portrayed in The Lord of the Rings. I, unfortunately, fear that Peter may have broken one of the few key rules to avoid audience confusion, that would apply in situations like this.......Never adapt the story to meet the audience's needs, make the audience adapt to your story needs.

Again, I truly believe that it will be a great film(s) and I have all the faith in the world in Peter Jackson (who is a complete genius).

All I hope is that the "slapstick comedy" will never be on the same level as what George "douch-bag" Lucas did with the Star Wars Prequels. That would be a true nightmare.

On the other side, I do believe that the films will start out lighthearted and slowly become more and more serious as the story continues on. That could, potentially, be beneficial in the sense that it really shows the innocence leaving the characters as they endur more and more difficult trials on their journey. One can only hope!! Still cant wait for it!

I also think that the next trailer will show more of the serious side of the story......which, by the way, if I had to guess, will be in July attached to The Dark Knight Rises. Both films are WB, they are both geared toward the same audience, probably have the same rating AND they are both tentpole films. It HAS to be The Dark Knight Rises.

@XxNickTheFilmCriticXx - Yeah, thats basically how he is making it sound, which is not cool. I have faith in Peter Jackson that he wont take it TOO far.
K-Man wrote a comment about the news item Tim Burton's Superman Lives Toy Concept Art
@felipe-11 - Ha! I'm lenient on his Planet of the Apes in comparison to films like Charlie and the Chocolate factory, Mars Attacks and Alice in Wonderland.
Even though the story was least it had some great prosthetics to be admired. The other films didn't have ANYTHING to be admired!

Sure some of his earlier films like Batman 1 & 2, Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice were the incredibly weird but classic films we all grew up on.....but like I said, those films are more than 20 years old, now! Plus, I think he got lucky because they were just right for the times. Those films would be very different if he made them today.
K-Man wrote a comment about the news item The Dark Knight Rises Prologue Gets New Audio Mix
@newtron - Actually, I'm not condoning the complaints or anything like that, because I, personally, didn't have an issue understanding Bane (and that was on a low res bootleg) and I'm really hoping that the new altered version doesn't take away from the menacing nature he displayed in the "older" version......but it was the "complaining" that got the new soundtrack to begin with.
Soooo, actually it *was* necessary. If nobody had complained, it wouldn't have been changed. See where I'm coming from?

....just saying.
K-Man wrote a comment about the news item Tim Burton's Superman Lives Toy Concept Art
Absolutely horrible. Thank the film Gods that fate intervened and prevented this from ever taking place. I'm sorry to be the one to say it but Tim Burton is a has-been.....hell, I'm not even sure he ever "had been". He has made only two decent films in the past twenty f*cking years. THOSE are some sh*tty stats!
If this film had been made, who knows what would have happened to the comic book film franchises that are, luckily, booming today. Films like Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and, now, The Dark Knight Rises probably never would have been made because studios would be so cautious about spending money on them after losing so much of it on this sh*t-storm.

Wow, I cant get over how awful everything I've seen from this film has been.
@2movieguys - To answer oplev's question, the reason why you would remake it is for the very reason of what is now available in theaters around the world. While I really like Oplev's swedish version of the film, Finchers version absolutely blows it away in every way imaginable, including cinematography, lighting, pacing, etc.
This goes back to one of my earlier posts, which I still stand which I said "if you give a hundred directors the exact same script, you will still get a hundred very different films". That's why I have absolutely NO problem with remakes.....because for every nine out of ten films that you remake that fail, that one other one will be a masterpiece that absolutely dominates the "original".

And, yes, it's made $60 million domestically *thus far*, but that doesn't include the foreign market, which is currently at $12 million. Therefore, its at $72 million and still going strong....and its been out for less than two weeks.
But here's the real kicker.....this film will be released in 73 countries worldwide. As of right now, January 3rd, it has only been released in 13 of those countries around the world. Most of the countries will receive this film on January 12th. Therefore, this film hasn't even begun to make it's money, yet. It will definitely make back it's budget with ease, plus a LOT more.
@the-movieghost - I know, right?!

He's attached to all the one's I posted EXCEPT for The Devil in the White City.....that was just me wishful thinking. However, in reality, its not at all unrealistic to think that Leonardo would reach out to someone like Fincher, who has an amazing background with thrillers, to make one of his dream projects (and mine) come to life. Considering it's Leo's first "true" bad guy role, a serial killer at that, I would think he wants someone he can trust behind the lens to make it special. Fincher is the guy! So, yeah, I hope they make that happen!
@shuabert - Yeah, he was attached to a Heavy Metal film a couple years back, and still may very well be, but I'm pretty sure that film died out when his plate started overflowing. The last time I remember them reporting on that was sometime back in 2010. I'm pretty sure once the Dragon Tattoo films came into play, plus all the others he's attached to......he probably just said the hell with it.

But that's just a guess. Who knows, maybe it will still happen?
I'm not really sure how I feel about this whole thing. I think I'm torn because I really like Dench as M and it wouldn't be the same without her. Plus, she has been the one classic piece of the puzzle that wasn't lost when it became a reboot......and yes, I call it a reboot because that's exactly what it is (@comicbookfan @ejk1), I dont even think anyone could argue against that one.

However, on the other hand, I find it perhaps more fitting that someone like Ralph Fiennes take over for the head of MI6. Not that Dench isn't good herself.....but considering it is a reboot, mind as well change up everything.

If ever I want my dose of the "classic" M, I can always refer back to the other Bond films Dench has been in, which is quite a few.

I'm intrigued to see how this goes down on screen! Cant wait!! I think this is going to be the best Bond film yet.......or at least the best since Goldeneye.

2012 is HERE!!!!
This is great news.....but its only truly great if Fincher is coming back. That man is a genius and he made GWTDT what it is (dark, brutal, smart and a cunning thriller that is beautiful to watch). If they replace him, I fear this series could come crumbling down.
I really hope he decides to come back but I'm not 100% sure that he will. He's got SO many other GREAT projects in the pipeline right now, including 20,000 leagues under the sea, Rendezvous with Rama, Black Hole and Cleopatra, that I'm not sure he wants to give those up.

However, I'd be willing to bet that Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara are pleading with Fincher, right about now, to come back and direct the sequels.

Time will tell. However, if I had my way, I'd love for him to do 20,000 Leagues next, then film the sequels back to back, then do Devil in the White City with Leonardo DiCaprio, then Rendezvous With Rama with Morgan Freeman (who has been attached for a long time) and THEN do Cleopatra with Angelina Jolie.

I'd also REALLY like to see Fincher return to an extremely dark sci-fi film, in the vein of the Ridley Scott's upcoming Prometheus & the Alien series (which he is obviously familiar with having done Alien 3).....however, I would like to see something completely original.

uh, *sigh* wishful thinking!

That would be a hell of a lineup for the next 5 or 6 years for Fincher!
@bawnian-dexeus @the-movieghost @corey - Yeah, you should check it out.....he's heavily featured in The Making of The Lord of the Rings *Extended Edition* which, by the way, is the single handed best making of doc*mentary on the market (and I'm not saying that because I'm a huge fan, its because it's six discs worth of the most detailed special features I've ever seen on disc). It's literally like film-school on dvd/blu-ray. (For those who dont know it's a 12 disc set and 6 of them are strictly special features......its amazing)

He's also featured a bit on the making of Star Wars. I remember seeing him in the vader suit on the Cloud City set and him talking about it.

Both are great and very informative making of doc*mentaries.....I highly suggest you check them out if you haven't already.