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I'm guessing someone thought it would be funny to reference one of the great art-house films in a Baybuster. Probably Bruckheimer.
But that's what I'm saying...beyond them just mentioning it...they went to the trouble of recreating Paris even if they didn't film it there. I practically live there. I DID live there for a while and it fooled me. They went to the trouble of actually making "random place around Austin" LOOK so much like coming into Paris from the south that I just assumed it was filmed there..
post #6602 of 6900

This is a big one.

 

I have seen Star Wars at least a hundred times.  I know the dialogue backwards and forwards.  It's practically holy writ.

 

And yet, watching it last Thursday, I noticed for the first time that when they all board the Falcon at Mos Eisley, Chewie isn't wearing his bandolier.  You can see him clearly set it down in Han's chair before he takes his seat at the controls.  And it stays off through almost the entire escape from Tatooine, except for one quick insert shot that is likely a continuity error.

 

I have no idea how I've never noticed this before.  It was so blindingly obvious, and yet I'd never clicked on it.

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Dang. Oh well, another day, another excuse to watch Star Wars...

post #6604 of 6900
Yeah, I'm gonna have to look at that.

Here's one I was thinking about earlier but had forgotten. How perfect is Dick Jones' comeuppance at the end of RoboCop? At the beginning...he's responsible for a guy getting unjustly killed because of his malfunctioning robot. At the end...he is killed in that same place by a robot that is not only functioning properly but has transcended it's programming (that walk back is why I fucking HATE RoboCop 2)..
post #6605 of 6900

Unless it's REALLY buried in his fur...

post #6606 of 6900

Nope, not crazy:

 

post #6607 of 6900
Well I'll be damned.
post #6608 of 6900
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

Yeah, I'm gonna have to look at that.

Here's one I was thinking about earlier but had forgotten. How perfect is Dick Jones' comeuppance at the end of RoboCop? At the beginning...he's responsible for a guy getting unjustly killed because of his malfunctioning robot. At the end...he is killed in that same place by a robot that is not only functioning properly but has transcended it's programming (that walk back is why I fucking HATE RoboCop 2)..

The thing I always wonder is why does OCP leave a loaded gun in their conference room? During the ED-209 demonstration I understand, but after Kenny is killed it stays? After Murphy dies and is transformed into RoboCop it stays? That's probably several months of having a deadly weapon sitting off in the corner of the room.
post #6609 of 6900
Doctor Poison from the new Wonder Woman movie is played by one of the hot vampire brides from Van Helsing.

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post #6610 of 6900
Movie stuff I re-realized. Van Helsing in 2004 was a thing that actually happened..
post #6611 of 6900
I'm watching the opening credits of The Whip and the Body and it just occurred to me that the fabric backdrop and music are VERY reminiscent of David Lynch's Blu Velvet. Am I imagining this?
post #6612 of 6900

Watched John Wick and Collateral yesterday. Both feature a scene where an unstoppable mass-murdering mofo shoots his final bullet on a guy's shoulder and, while the victim recoils in agony, calmly reloads the gun and proceeds to shoot the victim in the face. This means something.

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Saw the Mummy trailer the other day, Tom Cruise Tom Cruising around like Tom Cruise does, looking like he's frozen in time.  Russell Crowe shows up as the 'old guy'.  I suddenly thought "I bet Cruise is older than Crowe".  Just remembered I even had that thought and looked it up.  Sure enough, Cruise is two years older than Crowe.  Seriously starting to think Cruise is an alien.

post #6614 of 6900
...which makes me realize that Tom Cruise's character in Collateral (2004) looks the age that Keanu Reeves really is in John Wick (2014). This makes no goddamn sense.
Edited by Virtanen - 6/8/17 at 10:50am
post #6615 of 6900
Cruise is currently six years older than Wilford Brimley was when he was in THE THING.

post #6616 of 6900
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Originally Posted by Raynis View Post

Cruise is currently six years older than Wilford Brimley was when he was in THE THING.

 

 

post #6617 of 6900
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Originally Posted by Dalyn View Post
 

Saw the Mummy trailer the other day, Tom Cruise Tom Cruising around like Tom Cruise does, looking like he's frozen in time.  Russell Crowe shows up as the 'old guy'.  I suddenly thought "I bet Cruise is older than Crowe".  Just remembered I even had that thought and looked it up.  Sure enough, Cruise is two years older than Crowe.  Seriously starting to think Cruise is an alien.

 

When you're in your late 20s and can pass for a high schooler, kind of annoying.  But when you're in your mid 50s and can pass for mid 30s, it makes up for it.  

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I'm watching Scream right now, thanks to the About to Watch thread.

Towards the end of the movie, Randy is watching one of the Halloween films and telling Jamie (Lee Curtis) to be careful, to turn around because Michael Myers is behind her. Meanwhile, the killer is sneaking up behind HIM.

The dude who plays Randy is Jamie Kennedy. So Randy telling Jamie to look out and turn around because the killer is near is meta as hell, really clever and hilarious.
post #6619 of 6900

I work with, but have never seen in person or spoken to (only through e-mail), someone named Jamie Kennedy. 

 

I often wonder...is it him?

 

I should also note he is in a "supporting role" on our team...

post #6620 of 6900
Peggy Sue Got Married is in TV right now, and they treat the 15 years between 1960 and 1985 as this vast gulf, whereas the 15 years between 2002 and today feels like nothing.
post #6621 of 6900
There's just a TINY decade long problem with that, man wink.gif
post #6622 of 6900
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Peggy Sue Got Married is in TV right now, and they treat the 15 years between 1960 and 1985 as this vast gulf, whereas the 15 years between 2002 and today feels like nothing.

 

I love it.

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I love it.

Wait, 1960-1985 is 25 years, not 15 years?

I ... I ... I can't read or write.

That, or I shouldn't post while sitting at a bar.
post #6624 of 6900
Rob Bottin made a comeback of sorts on Game of Thrones, working on S4, Ep. 2, "The Lion & The Rose" w/ the visual effects team.
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That's good to hear about Bottin. The only thing I know he's worked on this century was the Adam Sandler "Mr. Deeds".
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Anyone know what effect he contributed? I'm assuming it was too gruesome and got cut :)

post #6627 of 6900

That's great. Last I heard he was selling houses. Assuming his look hasn't changed too much, would be cool if they could maybe give him a small part in front of the camera too ("Lord Blake of House Carpenter")

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What I read only referred to him being involved in executing the storyboard leading up to the major death of that episode. The specifics weren't clear.

 

I really miss Bottin and his enthusiasm for his work in old interviews (w/ the exception of the miserable time he had on Robocop) makes me wish he at least would have attempted to direct something. Probably wouldn't have worked out any better than Woodruff and Gillis or Stan Winston's directing career, but I would definitely take a look if he tried it.

post #6629 of 6900

Wasn't Bottin considered for Freddy Vs. Jason at one point?

post #6630 of 6900

He wrote a treatment for it in the 90's, but I have no idea if he planned on directing it. Bottin's nearly 60 and has been out of the game for so long and the game hasn't gotten easier for old school guys like him. I think the most we can look forward to is little stuff like his contribution to GoT. 

 

Bottin is the SPFX make-up legend I'm most attached to, not just because of his incredible body of work, but also because in interviews, he's the guy who really comes off the most like "one of us".

post #6631 of 6900
Xander Berkeley in Taken and Dougray Scott in Taken 3 are supposed to be playing the same person..
post #6632 of 6900
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

Xander Berkeley in Taken and Dougray Scott in Taken 3 are supposed to be playing the same person..

 

I wonder ... does Dougray Scott fire up a Blu-Ray of X:Men once or twice a week and just start weeping at Jackman's first Wolverine appearance.  

post #6633 of 6900

Apparently this is a fairly widespread meme but I finally learned that in Explorers (1985), when the alien-operated computer screen displays the nonsense word "EGBOK" it's actually an acronym for "Everything's Gonna Be OK."

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I would think he'd sooner fire up a copy of M:I 2....and start slashing at orangey pictures of a long haired Tom Cruise on his wall and furiously gelling his hair up into points while Goodbye, Horses plays softly in the background.

I mean....he couldn't be Wolverine because he was stuck playing "guy who Tom Cruise beats up" in the worst M:I movie. That's like not being home to collect your Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes winnings because McDonald's made you pull a double..
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I would think he'd sooner fire up a copy of M:I 2....and start slashing at orangey pictures of a long haired Tom Cruise on his wall and furiously gelling his hair up into points while Goodbye, Horses plays softly in the background.

I mean....he couldn't be Wolverine because he was stuck playing "guy who Tom Cruise beats up" in the worst M:I movie. That's like not being home to collect your Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes winnings because McDonald's made you pull a double..

 

LMAO.  Great imagery.

 

Dougray Scott and Tom Selleck need to form a "what might have been?" Hollywood club.  

post #6636 of 6900
Dougray Scott WISHES he had it only as bad as Tom Selleck..
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 Selleck was good on his brief run on Friends, so he has that going for him.

post #6638 of 6900

Dougray and Wolverine is an interesting what-if, but I've always thought Hugh Jackman is the key reason why X-MEN was a success. Maybe Dougray would've been great, we'll never know. But nothing I've seen him in shows even a fraction of Jackman's movie star-hunk-magic.

post #6639 of 6900

Yeah, we as audiences really lucked out with Jackman. Despite working with a wide range of script quality and direction, he was always committed and respectful of the character. 

 

I do still wish we'd had DDL as Aragorn, though. Much as I like Viggo physically for the role, his voice just bugs me. Some of that, I'm sure, is the wavering tone of the dialogue and the there/not there accent.

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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

I mean....he couldn't be Wolverine because he was stuck playing "guy who Tom Cruise beats up" in the worst M:I movie. That's like not being home to collect your Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes winnings because McDonald's made you pull a double..
I still consider M:I 2 to be the most fun film of the franchise, by quite a wide margin. Besides, Dougray got to be in Ever After, so it all balances out.
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Yeah, we as audiences really lucked out with Jackman. Despite working with a wide range of script quality and direction, he was always committed and respectful of the character. 

 

I do still wish we'd had DDL as Aragorn, though. Much as I like Viggo physically for the role, his voice just bugs me. Some of that, I'm sure, is the wavering tone of the dialogue and the there/not there accent.

 

I know this isn't a Rings thread, but Viggo's weird accent is one of those lucky mistakes that I feel works really well for the character: Aragorn's spent his entire life ranging about the continent, and spending decades with different cultures and races - he is going to have a weird way of speaking. I'd struggle to say what accent his Aragorn voice even most closely resembles, never mind what one it is. 

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At the risk of getting dogpiled, the accent itself I don't really care about (except to chuckle a bit as it comes and goes). Viggo's voice itself, though, is just...odd. It's not high pitched but has a nasal, higher pitched quality.

post #6643 of 6900
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At the risk of getting dogpiled, the accent itself I don't really care about (except to chuckle a bit as it comes and goes). Viggo's voice itself, though, is just...odd. It's not high pitched but has a nasal, higher pitched quality.
I hate the way he pronounces Minas Tirith (Mean-us Tee-deeth). Other than that, no problems.

I've noticed a strange thing about Viggo. In interviews, he comes off very quiet and almost a tad slow. Not "stupid"...just kind of "like, whoa man" "only half paying attention the conversation" ...basically the way Keanu Reeves comes across in most of his movies. But Viggo seems much more energetic and intelligent in his films. And Keanu is like the opposite...in interviews he seems much sharper and smarter and less beach bum..
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Finally got my son to watch Tombstone because of Paxton and Boothe passing and after watching Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Had to explain that Starlord's father was the main character. Sitting here just got to the scene where Wyatt kills Curly Bill in the river and right after it dawned on me that Yondu, Michael Rooker, plays McMasters the Cowboy who throws down his red sash during the storm that killed Morgan, joins Wyatt's marauders and is dragged back dead to set up the finale with Johnny Ringo.
post #6645 of 6900
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I've noticed a strange thing about Viggo. In interviews, he comes off very quiet and almost a tad slow. Not "stupid"...just kind of "like, whoa man" "only half paying attention the conversation" ...basically the way Keanu Reeves comes across in most of his movies. But Viggo seems much more energetic and intelligent in his films.

 

 

Is it possible Viggo is a thoughtful speaker?

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Is it possible he's processing the several languages he speaks before responding?
post #6647 of 6900
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Is it possible Viggo is a thoughtful speaker?
If he is he seems to be putting a LOT of thought into it. This isn't a knock against him it's just that he's almost too quiet and speaks too slow. Like he's drowsy and has to really concentrate on what he's saying. Very much like he's a blank slate until he has a character to play..
post #6648 of 6900
Oh FFS. Fraid, I love you, but let's not call Viggo Mortensen a stupid man.
post #6649 of 6900
He's just a meat-husk on autopilot until a character inhabits him.
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