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post #51 of 86

I watched Handsome a "Netflix Mystery" movie starring Jeff Garlin, who also directed and co-wrote. Handsome really sucks, 80 minutes of aimless garbage I couldn't even finish. Unfunny improv comes together with a boring mystery to create . . . nothing. Seriously, I'm not sure this is even a movie. 

post #52 of 86

Small Crimes was a letdown. Solid cast but the narrative never really tied together for me and I didn't buy the ending. At all. 

post #53 of 86
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I watched Sand Castle today......it was not good..

I hope War Machine turns out to be better.

 

I just watched this last night. It was your typical, fairly generic Iraqi occupation movie, but I'd be curious to know more about what you didn't like about it.

 

Not trying to defend it; I'm pretty indifferent towards it, but I'd definitely like to read thoughts from someone who had a strong opinion, one way or the other.

post #54 of 86

New trailer for Bright

 

 

This is probably the closest I'll ever get to a Shadowrun movie. 

post #55 of 86
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New trailer for Bright

 

 

This is probably the closest I'll ever get to a Shadowrun movie. 

 

Ha!  I was about to mention that.  

 

"Bright: AKA: Max Landis played Shadowrun once, but didn't really get it."

post #56 of 86
Was Max Landis banned from the set or something ? Cause he was at Comic Con and didn't appear on the Bright panel nor was mentioned at all, I believe.
post #57 of 86

I've never played Shadowrun but the premise for Bright sounds like Alien Nation with Orcs. Am I wrong in that assessment?

post #58 of 86

Pretty much.

post #59 of 86

Holeee shit. 


I had to watch to the end credits to make sure my eyes weren't deceiving me...Will Fucking Smith is in a low rent DTV movie now? (At least the FX were passable). 

 

Man. 

 

I guess next Tom Cruise will be in a Smurfs movie. 

post #60 of 86
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Holeee shit. 


I had to watch to the end credits to make sure my eyes weren't deceiving me...Will Fucking Smith is in a low rent DTV movie now? (At least the FX were passable). 

 

Man. 

 

I guess next Tom Cruise will be in a Smurfs movie. 


Eh, $90 million dollars isn't exactly low rent. I mean, the movie doesn't sound especially interesting to me but Netflix is doing its damndest to compete with the studios. The problem is that save for Okja, none of their originals have been particularly well-received yet. I heard the one with Brad Pitt wasn't very good, so I didn't bother watching it.

post #61 of 86
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Holeee shit. 


I had to watch to the end credits to make sure my eyes weren't deceiving me...Will Fucking Smith is in a low rent DTV movie now? (At least the FX were passable). 

 

Man. 

 

I guess next Tom Cruise will be in a Smurfs movie. 

The budget was 90 million, so "low rent" doesn't seem like the right descriptor. Annnnnnd Mike J beat me to it.

 

Okja is probably Netflix's most high profile success. War Machine was terrible.

post #62 of 86
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Beasts of No Nation? 

post #63 of 86
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Beasts of No Nation? 


That too.

post #64 of 86

Is BRIGHT the only flick they're hyping up this weekend? Where the hell is the trailer for WHEELMAN?

post #65 of 86
post #66 of 86

It's a classic .com business strategy: Outspend your competition in the expectation/hope that in the future you'll have all the eyes and can then raise prices. Also, spending all that moolah now is possible because of low interest rates. Interest rates are starting to rise, perhaps giving them the incentive to spend a shit ton of money now so they can build up a library of valuable content. 

 

So a year or a couple of years from now, Netflix can both charge more for subscriptions, start running ads, license their content to Cable or regular TV etc. Or all the above. 

post #67 of 86
Thread Starter 

This has also been Amazon's business model for years. They make almost no profit, because it's all sunk back into developing new products. 

post #68 of 86

I think he's one of the best directors working today, but man... I just don't know if this is a good idea: Netflix Lands Paul Greengrass Pic About Norwegian Terrorist. Prep begins this week and cameras roll this fall in Norway.

post #69 of 86
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I think he's one of the best directors working today, but man... I just don't know if this is a good idea: Netflix Lands Paul Greengrass Pic About Norwegian Terrorist. Prep begins this week and cameras roll this fall in Norway.

 

I mean, his track record of BLOODY SUNDAY, UNITED 93, and CAPTAIN PHILLIPS certainly has to be in his favor. 

post #70 of 86
Well yeah, they are. It's just that the Utøya massacre was such a nightmarish and insane event, I can't imagine what larger topic Greengrass sees in it that would elevate it next to the films you mentioned.
post #71 of 86
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Well yeah, they are. It's just that the Utøya massacre was such a nightmarish and insane event, I can't imagine what larger topic Greengrass sees in it that would elevate it next to the films you mentioned.

 

I can't speak for Greengrass, but Brevik's neo-fascism plus the idea that this was an attack on liberal democracy (via his perception of Marxism) seems like it might have some parallels and thematic resonance with what's happening today. 

 

I understand your concern, though. United 93 was really controversial here right up until it screened.

post #72 of 86
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Was Max Landis banned from the set or something ? Cause he was at Comic Con and didn't appear on the Bright panel nor was mentioned at all, I believe.

 

They bought his script and Ayer rewrote it to suit his tastes.  I wouldn't be surprised if Landis was told to fuck off after he got his $3 million.  

post #73 of 86
Didn't Suicide Squad teach anyone anything?
post #74 of 86

Word is Bright is yet another do-do grenade courtesy of both Ayers and Landis.

 

So expect the typical "MY SCRIPT WAS AWESOME 'TILL THEY CHANGED IT!" reaction followed by (unprofessionally) posting his drafts as "proof."

post #75 of 86

What do you guys think of this?

post #76 of 86
I will most definitely check that out. Jim Carrey is never not at least, interesting to watch. Between his Comedians in Cars episode, to his Norm Macdonald appearance, I like seeing what he is up to now.

Wondering if he will be back in theatres again soon.
post #77 of 86

Bright. Trailer #2

 

I'm going to watch this for Will Smith but the marketing hasn't made me think this was $90m worth spending for Netflix.

 

post #78 of 86

"This is my Star Wars"

 

-Max Landis

post #79 of 86

My thing is this. If Bright was such a great project from the start, why did Netflix have to buy it and shell out the $90M-$100M to produce it instead of a major studio like Warner Brothers (where it was originally developed at)? Their track-record of original films is pretty shitty with few exceptions.

 

Rumblings are Landis is already shit-talking it in certain circles like he did with Power Rangers and Victor Frankenstein.

post #80 of 86
Wasn't it that the studio wanted it to be PG-13 for a theatrical release but Netflix was like fuck it, keep it R.
post #81 of 86
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Rumblings are Landis is already shit-talking it in certain circles like he did with Power Rangers and Victor Frankenstein.

 

He used to tweet enthusiastically about his script but now acts like the movie doesn't exist, so yeah that wouldn't be surprising.

post #82 of 86
I've read Landis' script and that looks like a pretty faithful adaption. It also looks surprisingly uninspired and downright ugly.
post #83 of 86
On Paul Greengrass' film about the 2011 Norway terrorist attack that Netflix acquired in August: last week I met people who work in the Norwegian film industry who told me Greengrass is shooting the film right now in real locations. And the film has a title, which the locals aren't big fans of: NORWAY.
post #84 of 86
Not suprised. They don't want their country soley identified with the massacre. I love Greengrass' movies but I don't think we need a movie about it. Then again I thought the same about 9/11 and UNITED 93 was one of the best movies of the decade.

While you're here @Virtanen can you reccommend some good recent Finnish movies or TV shows? We get a lot from Norway - VALKYRIEN, EYEWITNESS - but not much from your neck of the woods!
post #85 of 86
Maybe someone there should release a competing blockbuster titled “Norway Is Rich As Fuck And Tops The Human Development Index Every Year”.
post #86 of 86
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While you're here @Virtanen can you reccommend some good recent Finnish movies or TV shows? We get a lot from Norway - VALKYRIEN, EYEWITNESS - but not much from your neck of the woods!


#LOVEMILLA and ADDICTED (or that's what I think the English title is) are pretty good, though I don't know about their international distribution. BORDERTOWN is on Netflix, and some people have liked it, but I found it just really boring.
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