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« Reply #50 on: December 16, 2006, 03:28:24 AM »
Why are they even making a movie based on '30 Days of Night' anyway? The damned thing was shallow to the point of stupidity, and there is barely enough content to fill 45 minutes of screen time, if that. The artwork was beyond great, but other than that, it's the most overblown piece of crap since 'Titanic'.

While I'll agree that I might not have liked it as much if Ben Templesmith had not done the artwork Ive gotta say I enjoyed it.  I thought it had a cool concept and a nifty (if short) story.
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« Reply #51 on: December 16, 2006, 03:43:10 AM »
Why are they even making a movie based on '30 Days of Night' anyway? The damned thing was shallow to the point of stupidity, and there is barely enough content to fill 45 minutes of screen time, if that. The artwork was beyond great, but other than that, it's the most overblown piece of crap since 'Titanic'.

While I'll agree that I might not have liked it as much if Ben Templesmith had not done the artwork Ive gotta say I enjoyed it.  I thought it had a cool concept and a nifty (if short) story.

Yeah, the concept was great. It was the shallowness of the whole thing that made me not enjoy it. It had no particularly memorable characters, mainly because there was no detail to the story at all. It can literally be summed up in about 3 sentences.

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« Reply #52 on: December 16, 2006, 01:08:42 PM »
The scale is off and the lighting doesnt quite match.

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« Reply #53 on: December 16, 2006, 03:06:36 PM »
Also, the shadows at the feet of the vampires is too fuzzy, compared to the shadows at the feet of the guy who's running from them.
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« Reply #54 on: December 17, 2006, 01:01:58 AM »
That's because one is in focus, and the others are not.

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« Reply #55 on: December 17, 2006, 03:25:57 AM »
No, it's more than that. The vampires are in focus as well, but scaled incorrectly and with a halo around them. It's clearly a composite image of some sort.

Not that it matters or anything, but it just struck me as odd looking.

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« Reply #56 on: December 19, 2006, 02:36:11 AM »
^^^Nothing wrong with that as it is rather odd looking.  I hope we get a close up shot soon as David Slade has stated that they're making the vampires look similar to the way Ben Templesmith drew them which can only be a good thing.

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« Reply #57 on: December 22, 2006, 02:12:32 AM »
2 things...

1. The Silver Surfer reveiled.

http://www.superherohype.com/news/fantasticfournews.php?id=5040

2. The trailer for Grind House is online...looks badass.

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/grindhouse.html;_ylt=AlRmke0vIlFNubGE1xViRfRfVXcA

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« Reply #58 on: February 09, 2007, 08:26:19 AM »
Some concept art for Dr. Doom in FF2: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and for Green Goblin II and Venom in Spider-Man III:







http://www.joblo.com/doom-goblin-venom

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« Reply #59 on: February 09, 2007, 08:29:26 AM »
From the same site:

Don't expect to find out what Joel Seigel, Leonard Maltin or Gene Shalit think about GHOST RIDER prior to its opening - the comic book flick won't be screening for critics. This has been an increasingly used practice in recent years as studios look to diminsh the impact of poor word of mouth by eliminating critics screenings. Normally, however, this is reserved for low-budget, horror or comedy flicks like BLACK CHRISTMAS or EPIC MOVIE. While there aren't official stats on things like this, GHOST RIDER could very well be the most expensive film ever made that hasn't been screened for critics. Sony is happy with the way GHOST RIDER is tracking and is expected an opening in the mid-$30 million range. What they're assuming will be blanket negative reviews would only hurt their opening so I can't say I blame them for the decision but this can't be much of an ego boost for Nicolas Cage or director Mark Steven Johnson. It would be nice to think the studio has some kind of faith in the quality of your film...
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« Reply #60 on: February 09, 2007, 09:52:51 AM »
Great marketing

"People will say really bad things about this movie, so we are not going to preview it to critics. Now get me a news source so I can tell them exactly that!"
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« Reply #61 on: February 09, 2007, 01:19:29 PM »
From the same site:

Don't expect to find out what Joel Seigel, Leonard Maltin or Gene Shalit think about GHOST RIDER prior to its opening - the comic book flick won't be screening for critics. This has been an increasingly used practice in recent years as studios look to diminsh the impact of poor word of mouth by eliminating critics screenings. Normally, however, this is reserved for low-budget, horror or comedy flicks like BLACK CHRISTMAS or EPIC MOVIE. While there aren't official stats on things like this, GHOST RIDER could very well be the most expensive film ever made that hasn't been screened for critics. Sony is happy with the way GHOST RIDER is tracking and is expected an opening in the mid-$30 million range. What they're assuming will be blanket negative reviews would only hurt their opening so I can't say I blame them for the decision but this can't be much of an ego boost for Nicolas Cage or director Mark Steven Johnson. It would be nice to think the studio has some kind of faith in the quality of your film...
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Comingsoon.net gave it a 8 out of 10, saying it's quite faithful to the comic. but that Eva Mendes' character acting doesnt make you care about her.
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« Reply #63 on: February 27, 2007, 11:40:06 PM »
^^^Saw that the other day.  Nice trailer but Im not expecting all that much.  The one positive thing is that Tyrant is supposed to be in this movie.
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« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2007, 02:06:22 PM »
New TV spot for "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer". I guess, contrary to what we've heard so far, Galactus is making an appearance. Why no Dr. Doom, then?

EDIT: Forgot the link.
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« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2007, 07:01:32 PM »
Trailer for Resident Evil: Extinction

I don't know wat to make of that but its nice to finally see somewhere other than Raccoon City get screwed by Umbrella.

^^^Saw that the other day.  Nice trailer but Im not expecting all that much.  The one positive thing is that Tyrant is supposed to be in this movie.

Which Tyrant?  The orignal, the one from 2, Thanatos-R from Outbreak, the thing from that awful Survivor game, the prototype from Zero?
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« Reply #66 on: March 01, 2007, 01:58:00 AM »
^^^Im not sure...matter of fact Ive later found out that its only a rumor. Its only mentioned

"fans of the series will be pretty damn happy with a new boss monster that's going to rear its ugly head in the film"

I'd prefer the original T-002 Tyrant.  Im a bit more optimistic as Russell Mulchahey is directing this as opposed to Anderson or the clown who directed the last one though sadly Anderson wrote it  ???

Oh and Wesker makes an appearance as well  8) .

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« Reply #67 on: March 01, 2007, 07:59:07 AM »
Ooo. Wesker!  Wonder if they're going to have him all Matrix-like the way he was in Code Veronica.  8)

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"fans of the series will be pretty damn happy with a new boss monster that's going to rear its ugly head in the film"

Taking that way too litterally: maybe they're making up a new monster that's not from the games for the movie?  :o :o :o

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« Reply #68 on: April 02, 2007, 02:40:04 AM »
Don't know if anyone is interested in this, but here are a couple of the rejected scripts for "Alien3" before the David Fincher version came along. One is by William Gibson of cyberpunk novel fame and another is by John Fasano & Vincent Ward. Interesting reading, though I didn't like either of them or the movie we actually got.

http://home.online.no/~bhundlan/scripts/alien3/gibson.htm

http://www.scifiscripts.com/scripts/alien3_fasano.txt




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« Reply #69 on: April 14, 2007, 11:30:55 AM »
Anyone watch Painkiller Jane?  If not then don't worry, you didn't miss much.  The dialogue was rough and unoriginal, the action scenes were novice at best, the story is far from interesting, and as of yet there is no great desire to feel any sort of connection towards any of the characters.  Kristana Loken seems to be stuck in her Terminator role, delivering her lines as emotionless as a robot. 

The basis is that there are a group of individuals called Neruo's who all have some sort of genetic anomaly that has given them all special abilities.  The Neruo from last nights episode had the ability to influence a persons thoughts, basically making anyone in close proximity to them, highly susceptible to suggestion and easily controllable.

Jane Vasko, the title character is an undercover agent attempting to infiltrate a drug organization, who apparently is indestructible and has the ability to heal remarkably fast.  Think Wolverine, but not as interesting.  Through, various strained circumstances, she comes into contact with the ultra-secret government team whose job it is to hunt down the Neruo's and detain them.  Jane eventually joins the team and is put on the task of apprehending the mind controlling Neruo.  She falls victim to her influence and is quickly thrown/pushed/order to jump from a 40 story window.  Surviving the fall after being thought dead, she shows back up alive as another agent (her partner from her previous undercover assignment) is sent in to apprehend the Neruo.

The episode continues to go down hill rather predictably and I honestly can't really remember what happened after that.  So that may given you some idea of just how bad of an ending the show had.

Interestingly, the sci-fi channel made a move back in 2005 of the same name which was quite different from this series and as I understand it took many liberties from the source material (Jane was in the army and had been exposed to some type of biological agent which caused her to gain the quick healing ability) which I found to be far better.  The two are not directly related.
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« Reply #70 on: April 14, 2007, 12:47:14 PM »
It doesn't sound like something I'll be following closely.
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« Reply #71 on: April 23, 2007, 05:22:29 PM »
Some news about the upcoming Babyon 5 movie, The Lost Tales.

Cover art:  http://trekweb.com/articles/2007/04/23/Cover-Artwork-and-Info-for-Babylon.shtml

$24 dollars?  That seems a little steep, particularly for a 75 minute film with only one bonus feature.

Interview with Bruce Boxleitner:  http://trekweb.com/stbbs/showThread.php?bid=FldwoPP0qETo2&tid=462a3d951a230&cid=462a3d951f051&viewby=&sort=&order=#462a3d951f051

The interview with BB is good.  I can't wait to see how they update the visual FX and hope we get to see some updated Omega class destroyers and some updated Whitestars.
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« Reply #72 on: April 23, 2007, 05:26:59 PM »
Ooo. Galen's back.  ;D  If I see some good reviews I'll buy it.  It's been years since I've seen any B5.
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« Reply #73 on: April 23, 2007, 05:34:43 PM »
Ooo. Galen's back.  ;D 
Easily the best part of Crusade.  If I could have a straight-guy crush on Peter Woodward's voice, I would.   ;)
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« Reply #74 on: April 23, 2007, 06:40:39 PM »
Jane Vasko, the title character is an undercover agent attempting to infiltrate a drug organization, who apparently is indestructible and has the ability to heal remarkably fast.  Think Wolverine, but not as interesting.  Through, various strained circumstances, she comes into contact with the ultra-secret government team whose job it is to hunt down the Neruo's and detain them.  Jane eventually joins the team and is put on the task of apprehending the mind controlling Neruo.  She falls victim to her influence and is quickly thrown/pushed/order to jump from a 40 story window.  Surviving the fall after being thought dead, she shows back up alive as another agent (her partner from her previous undercover assignment) is sent in to apprehend the Neruo.

The episode continues to go down hill rather predictably and I honestly can't really remember what happened after that.  So that may given you some idea of just how bad of an ending the show had.

Interestingly, the sci-fi channel made a move back in 2005 of the same name which was quite different from this series and as I understand it took many liberties from the source material (Jane was in the army and had been exposed to some type of biological agent which caused her to gain the quick healing ability) which I found to be far better.  The two are not directly related.

This sounds like Resident Evil 2, which is a lot better than this review.
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