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post #401 of 1173
This is the world we live in now, Codename.
post #402 of 1173
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Originally Posted by Codename View Post
 

 

Yes, Villeneuve is definitely all about rote and cliche endings...

 

It's not Villeneuve I'm worried about, it's the studio.

post #403 of 1173

And Ridley Scott.

post #404 of 1173
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Finally watched the trailer.  Geeze, you're spot on.

 

Also kinda hating that it hints at some 'destiny' or 'chosen one' thing for Gosling.  

Agreed, I was like "fuck no not special Gosling!" Even if it's an inversion of "chosen one" tropes that would be too much.

post #405 of 1173
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I guess I'm a little biased against Leto. He was banging my best friend's (who was a sttuggling actor) girlfriend. He was kind of notorious around town for stuff like that. I'm sure accepting his oscar looking like Jesus didnt help his ego any.

 

Nor will this.

 

Jared Leto Named Chief Creative Officer of Film Streaming Service Fandor


 

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Academy Award winner Jared Leto has been named chief creative officer of Fandor, a streaming database for indie films, documentaries, international features and shorts.

 

Leto will be the creative voice of the company, which includes contributing towards original programming and hosting of one Fandor's live-streaming events set for later this year. Fandor will also utilize his on-demand media streaming platform VyRT, which he founded in 2011 as a cross between content and social.

 

"As a longtime Fandor subscriber, I developed a special appreciation for their distinctive programming and recommendation engine. Specifically, the 'human element' that sets Fandor apart from so many other services in this space, most of which are purely algorithmic," Leto said Sunday in a statement. "With my involvement in the broadcasting and social platform business for over five years with my company, VyRT, I'm very much looking forward to this collaboration and know I can bring a unique perspective [to it].”

 

Fandor, which is subscription-based, specializes in 6,000 award-winning and independent films across the globe across 500 genres. The newly remodeled digital site is currently expanding its content syndication.

post #406 of 1173
Free anal beads to every subscriber!
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Free anal beads to every subscriber!

 

A dead pig for those who don't. 

post #408 of 1173

A  new runtime rumor from a test screening claims 3 hours long. 

 

3 HOURS LONG

post #409 of 1173
If we absolutely have to have a Blade Runner 2 - and that's a big "if" - then I want it to be long as shit. It's been 35 years since the original, so make something that will tide me over for another 35 years before Blade Runner 3. Make the bitch 4 hours long, with an intermission. I'll finally have an excuse to use the free refills on the large popcorn and soda, because Jesus knows I don't get up while the movie is playing for that.
post #410 of 1173
I'd like a listing of each of these 500 genres before I subscribe, please.
post #411 of 1173
I just woke up from a dream in which I watched this movie.

It wasn't a good movie.
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Why would you even suggest that?!  This man is on a hot streak!  Hot and sexy!

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I just woke up from a dream in which I watched this movie.

It wasn't a good movie.

 

What a nightmare. 

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I think my dream had the film feature a time travel plot.
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Is Gosling a replicant?  If so, why does he act like a robot when replicants are supposed to be nearly perfect?  Especially years later.

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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post

I think my dream had the film feature a time travel plot.

 

Where Harrison Ford's father was captain of the Enterprise for 6 minutes. 

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I think Gosling was playing a young Harrison Ford or something.

 

Boy, my brain is hacky!

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Edited by Carnotaur3 - 6/8/17 at 9:05am
post #419 of 1173

'No Image Available'.

 

I'm guessing an image is available in the director's cut?  Does Ridley say that an image is available?

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I give Nooj's dream Blade Runner sequel 2 stars.

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Is Gosling a replicant?  If so, why does he act like a robot when replicants are supposed to be nearly perfect?  Especially years later.

That line in one of the trailers, where Ana de Armas' replicant character tells Gosling that he's special, is irresistible bait for my desire to believe that Deckard is somehow still a replicant in this.
post #422 of 1173

Featurette

 

post #423 of 1173
It looks gorgeous and I'm in the bag for more in the world of Blade Runner but between Ridley's failures in returning to old material, his remark that it was a self contained story but there was more to tell than was possible in two hours suggesting to me this might be a narrative constructed from world building backstory, my experience being that Gosling needs to go broad to avoid being dull, and the fact the central character is on a mission to reconnect with an old protagonist is giving me Tron:Legacy flashbacks, and I'm struggling with enthusiasm for this.

Which is probably a good thing.
post #424 of 1173

My faith here is in Villeneuve, not Sir Ridley.

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He may have done well with Arrival but he's still the same guy who made the awful Prisoners, so it could go either way. We'll see which director turns up for this movie.

post #426 of 1173

Prisoners wasn't your cup of tea. Cool. But awful? Come on.

 

The overall general consensus with this guy is he has yet to fail critically. 

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He may have done well with Arrival but he's still the same guy who made the awful Prisoners, so it could go either way. We'll see which director turns up for this movie.

 

Prisoners was far from awful. And he's only improved since then, with the gut punch of SICARIO and quiet wonder of ARRIVAL.

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No, I'll stand by my claim. Prisoners was absolute awful garbage. If it were a living creature, it would be a brain-damaged mess that repeatedly runs into walls. Villeneuve may be lauded in recent years due to Sicario and Arrival, but it doesn't wash away his past sins with me. If this movie turns out to be awful and everyone says "Wow! Where did this shittiness come from? I thought this guy directed Sicario and Arrival!", I'll open my metaphysical* Prisoners blu-ray box and show you exactly where that shittiness came from. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Because I obviously don't actually own it. FUCK THAT. 

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I know it's not a popular opinion, but Arrival was absolutely bobbins.

 

Sicario was great though.

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 Arrival was absolutely bobbins.

 

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Urban Dictionary says it's a shortened version of the British rhyming slang "Bobbins of cotton" ("Rotten") and is used in the same way an American might refer to something as being "garbage". Can we trust Urban Dictionary? Probably about as much as we can trust Ridley Scott's judgement at the moment.

post #432 of 1173

Stop with the fucking rhymes and just say what you mean! This is why we revolted!

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You're still revolting! (I'm only joking. You're lovely, MichaelM.)

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I pretty much gave the assist on that one.

 

And given the political events of the last two years alone, I can't really refute it.

post #435 of 1173

I love Prisoners and Sicario.  Really like Arrival. 

 

Stop freaking out over this!  It'll be okay!

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Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post
 

Stop with the fucking rhymes and just say what you mean! This is why we revolted!

 

We revolted over rhymes, but then wrote a hit broadway musical about why we revolted told entirely in rhymes.

 

wowe makes you think

post #437 of 1173

Yeaaaahhh... it's not that the featurette looks bad, it's just...

 

This is Blade Runner. A sequel with Deckard in it was always kind of a bad idea but I started to come around a bit as the creative team was announced. I haven't been a huge Villeneuve fan in the past but I liked Sicario and lurved Arrival so I started to get excited. The first teaser was on-point. But the last trailer and now this featurette are kind of lowering my expectations back down (which, as someone said, is probably a good thing, I will still see this, of course). I mean, it's pretty telling to me when they show these brief glimpses of the original and it just looks so much better to me. The latest promotional material with the "special one" junk and this seeming tease of "oh what a juicy plot we have for you" and the aesthetic, which is cool and all but also feels like it is on Ghost in the Shell heels, and too much digital effects, and too much digital grading, and too clean, and too bright. I love Deakins so much but man do I wish this had been shot on dirty 65 mm or something and with way less CG than I am seeing in the footage so far. And this doesn't even look like Sicario or Arrival, from a perspective of Villeneuve's work. I am worried whatever distinctive style he had is getting washed out or negated in trying to make a big studio movie that is sequel to a movie that had its own distinct aesthetic. And boy do I hope there is more narrative minimalism, thematic poignancy, and slow-burn editing than what I am sensing from the promos.

post #438 of 1173
New trailer tomorrow. Hopefully we see some C Beams.Can't believe this is less than 3 months away.
post #439 of 1173

New Trailer is up.

 

post #440 of 1173

Getting very nervous by all the "fate of the world" and "a war is coming" -stuff. And Leto.

 

This is starting to look a lot like I, ROBOT. Though I kinda like that film.

post #441 of 1173

Nervous as well, but trailer was really good, and Villenueve has yet to let me down.

post #442 of 1173

Visually, everything still looks terrific.  Not yet sold on whatever story they're telling.

post #443 of 1173

I was sold when I came in here, I'm twice as sold now.  Going into blackout mode.

post #444 of 1173
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Originally Posted by ryoken View Post
 

...trailer was really good, and Villenueve has yet to let me down.

 

My stance. I'm very EHHHHHH on the original film (come at me, brosephs) and not sure I'll see this in the theater - but the director and this trailer mean I'll likely give it a spin at some point.

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Originally Posted by Belloq87 View Post
 

Visually, everything still looks terrific.  Not yet sold on whatever story they're telling.

 

Blade Runner itself isn't a very selling concept. I'm looking forward to see how the film turns out. I'm way more interested in that. I don't think Blade Runner can actually be marketed, if we're going to be honest. 

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My stance. I'm very EHHHHHH on the original film (come at me, brosephs) and not sure I'll see this in the theater - but the director and this trailer mean I'll likely give it a spin at some point.
I really love Blade Runner but it's almost totally a movie of sensations for me. And I'm good with that. But it's definitely a movie that I can understand leaving some folks cold..
post #447 of 1173

Man, I'm sick of Jared Leto.

post #448 of 1173
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Man, I'm sick of Jared Leto.
He's not my favorite by any means and he does seem to be a real douchebag but I guess I haven't been exposed to him enough to be sick of him for any reason. I feel like I've maybe seen about five movies he's been in. And he could do worse in Blade Runner than evoking Viggo as Lucifer from The Prophecy..
post #449 of 1173

I've told the story before, but an old friend of mine was on tour with 30 Seconds to Mars back when they first became big.

 

He said Leto is outwardly nice to everyone, but there's a palpable fakeness to him. He's got dead eyes, a blank smile at all times and there's a thick sense of being pleased with himself all the time. But the Suicide Squad stories cement it for me. Just seeing him on screen makes me irritated.

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Originally Posted by D.T. View Post

I've told the story before, but an old friend of mine was on tour with 30 Seconds to Mars back when they first became big.

He said Leto is outwardly nice to everyone, but there's a palpable fakeness to him. He's got dead eyes, a blank smile at all times and there's a thick sense of being pleased with himself all the time. But the Suicide Squad stories cement it for me. Just seeing him on screen makes me irritated.
That sounds like my oil millionaire uncle (I know....how much more Texan can I get). He's unpleasant for me to be around because he just never ever takes his "business voice" off. It's like he's not got any other gears to shift to any more. He's like a pod person. When he calls he's like "This is Bill Savage.." and I'm like "yeah Uncle Billy...I'm your nephew, not some stranger." It's very odd..
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