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post #144801 of 149759

I had to know, so I called The Music Box just a moment ago.  The manager said the 'extra material' was a "bonus presentation" at the beginning of the film but didn't/couldn't go into detail not having seen it herself, it seems.  

 

Now, the Alamo Yonkers did play a few things before they screened GITS at the Alamo Yonkers but I thought it was just their usual retro trailer collection material.  So that said, the stuff that played at my screening -- that I will now assume was the same stuff that played at the Music Box -- was...

 

1. DVD/BLU trailer for the newly reissued INNOCENCE: GHOST IN THE SHELL 2

2. A quick teaser ad for something that looked like a GITS mmorpg. (HUMAN INTERFACE or something... Not sure of the title. It looked like the now familiar footage of a cyborg being created from both of the GITS film opening credits sequences.  Maybe it has something to do with the GITS: FIRST ASSAULT game...  Not sure.)

3. Theatrical trailer for the live action GITS with Scarlett and Takeshi Kitano

4. A package of Studio Ghibli theatrical trailers

 

All together they could've added up to maybe 15 minutes.  So the 97 min length is probably the entire digital package.

 

 

A link follows to January press release.  No expanded newly discovered footage is mentioned:  https://www.funimation.com/blog/2017/01/09/groundbreaking-anime-ghost-in-the-shell-returns-to-theaters-for-limited-

engagement-february-7-8-2017/

post #144802 of 149759
Saw WICK 2. Recommended.
post #144803 of 149759
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Originally Posted by Engineer View Post
 

I had to know, so I called The Music Box just a moment ago.  The manager said the 'extra material' was a "bonus presentation" at the beginning of the film but didn't/couldn't go into detail not having seen it herself, it seems.  

 

Now, the Alamo Yonkers did play a few things before they screened GITS at the Alamo Yonkers but I thought it was just their usual retro trailer collection material.  So that said, the stuff that played at my screening -- that I will now assume was the same stuff that played at the Music Box -- was...

 

1. DVD/BLU trailer for the newly reissued INNOCENCE: GHOST IN THE SHELL 2

2. A quick teaser ad for something that looked like a GITS mmorpg. (HUMAN INTERFACE or something... Not sure of the title. It looked like the now familiar footage of a cyborg being created from both of the GITS film opening credits sequences.  Mabe it has something to do with the GITS: FIRST ASSAULT game...  Not sure.)

3. Theatrical trailer for the live action GITS with Scarlett and Takeshi Kitano

4. A package of Studio Ghibli theatrical trailers

 

All together they could've added up to maybe 15 minutes. 

 

Wow.  Mystery solved.  Now I will go a feel like a moron for thinking that there was ever an extended edition in the first place.  At least now I can go buy the blu(I think a new one is getting released next month) and show it to my wife. 

 

Very cool of you to find out the details.  Hats off to you!

post #144804 of 149759
Originally Posted by RCA View Post

Wow.  Mystery solved.  Now I will go a feel like a moron for thinking that there was ever an extended edition in the first place.  At least now I can go buy the blu(I think a new one is getting released next month) and show it to my wife. 

 

Very cool of you to find out the details.  Hats off to you!

 

Glad to help!  The info was a little misleading, especially the info on the Funimation website.  That's just wacky.  I'd love to see that weird mmorpg teaser - or whatever it was - again.  Maybe it was from the new film's opening titles.  It looked a little like this "shelling sequence" that was leaked online of the new film, but much more quickly edited.  It could've been a teaser for the new film, I suppose.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Never feel like a moron though.  After all, we're only human.

 

post #144805 of 149759
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Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post

Saw WICK 2. Recommended.

 

Lucky you. I am only getting it next week.

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It'll be worth the wait.

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It's the best use of a pencil since The Dark Knight.

 

There's pros and cons. This is bigger, sillier (Hanna-Barbera levels), and has killer world building. However, some scenes drag on too long and the main villain was a far cry from Viggo.

 

I had a ton of fun, all said and done.

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Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post

Saw WICK 2. Recommended.

 

Most of the cool kids are calling WICK 2 better than the first. Your preference? Or is it a LW/LW 2 situation for you where it's almost too close to call.

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That's doubtful for this kind of indie horror flick. Even on bigger DTVs I'm not sure he gets paid that will these days, well sure more than most but not as much as he used to 10-15 years ago... Hopefully he gets as much as he can take from them on ARROW !

 

Yeah, it is depressing how the DTV/independent movie world isn't as good as it used to be. I guess that is why he does shit like Arrow.

 

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David Gordon Green first emerged with films like ALL THE REAL GIRLS, GEORGE WASHINGTON and UNDERTOW which aren't comedy stuff, and he's a fan of genre cinema including Steven Seagal and JCVD movies so he's probably capable of anything.

 

Yeah, he did write the forward for Vern's Seagalogy book, so hopefully he and McBride do a great job with that property... and the studio doesn't interfere too much.

 

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Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post
Saw WICK 2. Recommended.

 

Sometime in the next few days I'll see it; I just have no idea when quite yet. Someone I know left the kind of comment on Letterboxd that some people would expect from me: he compared it to being in an adult theatre and then said that he "was spent." I am hoping I'll find it so great it'll create a (figurative) potato in my pants.

 

Today, what I did was return to Walt Disney World; Epcot in particular. They have a new festival there; this one is about "the arts", so they have some stands set up where they sell (expensive) artwork, and there are also a few food stands. It was fine; I did appreciate the chance to walk around and get some exercise outside when it was pretty nice out. I know that people in the Northeast who are under many inches of snow don't want to hear me say such things, but it's true.

post #144810 of 149759
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Originally Posted by felix View Post

Keanu working with Olivier Megaton for Lionsgate's RALLY CAR.
http://filmcombatsyndicate.blogspot.sg/2017/02/efm-2017-keanu-reevess-rally-car-pulls.html

Megaton is one of the worst action Directors in the Industry right now. Keanu deserves better than him.

Whose dick does he suck to keep getting this work when so many better than him struggle? His movies all continually disappoint at the box office too.
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David Gordon Green first emerged with films like ALL THE REAL GIRLS, GEORGE WASHINGTON and UNDERTOW which aren't comedy stuff, and he's a fan of genre cinema including Steven Seagal and JCVD movies so he's probably capable of anything.

People forget JOE was only a few years ago too.
post #144811 of 149759

"Believe @RockieWarAntz in his John Wick: Chapter 2 review. It is one of the finest American action movies ever."

 

 

Feb 9 Review: John Wick: Chapter 2

http://www.talkfilmsociety.com/reviews/review-john-wick-chapter-2

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List Mania! In Honor of WICK 2, My Favorite 2 Film in an Action Series or Most Awesome (Action) Direct Sequel:

 

1. ROAD WARRIOR

2. TEMPLE OF DOOM

3. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

4. ALIENS

5. DIE HARDER

6. T2

7. DEATH WISH II

8. MAGNUM FORCE

9. HELL UP IN HARLEM

10. ANOTHER 48 HRS. (amazing how much I've changed tune on this)

post #144813 of 149759
I'll go Favorite Action(ish) Series:

LETHAL WEAPON
DIE HARD
INDIANA JONES
POLICE STORY
TERMINATOR
DIRTY HARRY
MAD MAX
ALIEN
STAR WARS
JACK RYAN
MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE
THE MATRIX
SUPERMAN
JAMES BOND
PREDATOR
Edited by Engineer - 2/10/17 at 8:25pm
post #144814 of 149759

I actually like Hell Up In Harlem more than Black Caesar. Even the soundtrack works better for me. James Brown was the Godfather of Soul, but Edwin Starr's songs and soundtrack were catchier to me.

 

 

 

 

And this tune, well, BIG PAPA is so infectious. Particularly since it goes with the montage of Julius Harris taking care of business.

 

 

 

 

Then there's Jennifer. An angel sent down to me!

 

 

 

 

And finally "Don't It Feel Good To Be Free". I should play this song at the end of every work week. It's so uplifting and full of joy.

 

 

 

I've got the soundtrack on CD and this CD got major play during my college years when I saw both Black Caesar and Hell Up In Harlem. Even then, I gravitated immediately to Hell Up In Harlem as the better of the two.

 

 

 

Went to the theater today, but not to see John Wick 2. It was to take Renata to see MONSTER TRUCKS. Yes, the Nickelodeon movie that has a literal monster type creature taking up residence in the shell of a teenager's monster truck and they befriend each other. I gotta say, I had as much fun as Renata did with the film. It also helped that there's quite a few character actors that turned up that I didn't know were in the film. Frank Whaley, Barry Pepper, and even Rob Lowe! The only one I knew who was in it was Holt McCallany, playing a villain as per usual. I was amused by the fact that the lead kid resembled Frank Whaley a lot, as he does play his character's son in the film. It's not much of a surprise that his character turns out to be a weasel, since that's what he's been typecast as.

 

We picked up Vanessa, then headed over to Burger King to have dinner there. Came back home, and I played some more of Dead Space for about an hour and a half or so. Now I'm settling in to revisit The Neon Demon. With current thread topic head liner Keanu Reeves in the best performance of the film next to Desmond Harrington. I've said it many times, but Refn is probably the only director working right now that I prefer that he's disappeared up his own ass with his weirdo artiness. The fact that he's alienated lots of his fans that he "won" when he did the overrated Drive (I'll give it another chance some time in the future, but I just really don't care that much for it at all) only made me gravitate more to his recent films.

 

I'd been a fan of his since blind buying the Pusher films on dvd back in 2008, and those are positively mainstream compared to stuff like Valhalla RIsing and the polarizing Only God Forgives. I usually don't care much for weirdo artiness, but Refn's stuff speaks to me, and until he does another movie I don't like, I'll continue to look forward to his next projects.

 

Speaking of next projects, apparently he's making a tv series for Amazon that involves detectives in Los Angeles becoming "Samurais in the city of angels". A whacked out quote like that could only come from Refn.

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I like BLACK CEASAR but I love HELL UP IN HARLEM.

Also, I wish I lived in a world in which there was a series of BLACK DYNAMITE films. Nevermind the animated TV series, there should be at least three films by now, dammit!!
post #144816 of 149759
2's

1. Aliens
2. Terminator 2
3. Blade II
4. Empire Strikes Back
5. Batman Returns
6. X-Men 2
7. The Matrix Reloaded
8. Die Hard 2
9. Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
10. Evil Dead 2

Honorable mentions: Superman II, Spider-Man 2, Predator 2, Under Siege 2, Lethal Weapon 2.
post #144817 of 149759

Dolph Lundgren/Mike Mendez's DON'T KILL IT officially to be hit theaters (and VOD) on March 3, followed by a BR/DVD release April 4

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3424184/mike-mendezs-dont-kill-dated-release-dolph-lundgren-vs-demons/

 

 

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I hope that Dread Central quote is on the money. Dolph could do with another franchise right now since the Universal Soldier franchise seems to be dormant right now. Speaking of the Universal Soldier films, any word from Dolph if they'll make another one, Jox?

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Originally Posted by dude hallenbeck View Post
Whose dick does he suck to keep getting this work when so many better than him struggle? His movies all continually disappoint at the box office too.

 

Yes, I do agree there and I also don't get why he still gets work considering his box office performances.

 

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James Brown was the Godfather of Soul, but Edwin Starr's songs and soundtrack were catchier to me.

 

Both are pretty rad to me. Starr is definitely more than just War or 25 Miles or even his great disco song, Contact.

 

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Originally Posted by Engineer View Post
Also, I wish I lived in a world in which there was a series of BLACK DYNAMITE films. Nevermind the animated TV series, there should be at least three films by now, dammit!!

 

Hear, hear; why couldn't that have happened?

 

Tonight I decided to relax instead of watch anything. I'll be back to that grind tomorrow night.

post #144820 of 149759
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Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post

Saw WICK 2. Recommended.


 How is the FX-work in JOHN WICK 2? Is it cg-blood and -muzzle flashes like it was in the first one? Asking for a friend.

post #144821 of 149759
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Originally Posted by Rene (Mr.Eko) View Post
 

I hope that Dread Central quote is on the money. Dolph could do with another franchise right now since the Universal Soldier franchise seems to be dormant right now. Speaking of the Universal Soldier films, any word from Dolph if they'll make another one, Jox?


You never know but right now it doesn't seem a priority given that US4 underperformed financially... Too bad because John Hyams had a concept and knew where he wanted to go with it.

 

I'm not a fan of franchises these days but I could go with a DON'T KILL IT one if Dolph doesn't have anything better to do and if Mendez is still on board.

post #144822 of 149759

That's a shame about US4.

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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post
 

List Mania! In Honor of WICK 2, My Favorite 2 Film in an Action Series or Most Awesome (Action) Direct Sequel:

 

1. ROAD WARRIOR

2. TEMPLE OF DOOM

3. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

4. ALIENS

5. DIE HARDER

6. T2

7. DEATH WISH II

8. MAGNUM FORCE

9. HELL UP IN HARLEM

10. ANOTHER 48 HRS. (amazing how much I've changed tune on this)

 

1. Aliens

2. The Dark Knight

3. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

4. The Road Warrior

5. Lethal Weapon 2

6. Die Hard 2

7. Rambo: First Blood Part II

8. Batman Returns

9. Magnum Force

10. Escape from L.A.

 

Honorable mentions: Captain America: The Winter SoldierDeath Wish IITemple of Doom2 Fast 2 FuriousRoboCop 2

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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post
 

 

Most of the cool kids are calling WICK 2 better than the first. Your preference? Or is it a LW/LW 2 situation for you where it's almost too close to call.

 

It's pretty close. As of now I'd give a slight edge to the first film.

 

 

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Originally Posted by mr Majestyk View Post
 


 How is the FX-work in JOHN WICK 2? Is it cg-blood and -muzzle flashes like it was in the first one? Asking for a friend.

 

For the most part, yes. The blood/muzzle effects are the same as in the first film.

post #144825 of 149759

Amazon Order of the Week: snagged Blu double feature of FACE/OFF + SNAKE EYES! 15 bucks new.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post
 

List Mania! In Honor of WICK 2, My Favorite 2 Film in an Action Series or Most Awesome (Action) Direct Sequel:

 

1. ROAD WARRIOR

2. TEMPLE OF DOOM

3. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

4. ALIENS

5. DIE HARDER

6. T2

7. DEATH WISH II

8. MAGNUM FORCE

9. HELL UP IN HARLEM

10. ANOTHER 48 HRS. (amazing how much I've changed tune on this)

 

Revised:

 

1. ROAD WARRIOR

2. TEMPLE OF DOOM

3. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

4. ALIENS

5. DIE HARDER

6. T2

7. SPIDER-MAN 2

8. DEATH WISH II/ MAGNUM FORCE

9. HELL UP IN HARLEM

10. ESCAPE FROM L.A.

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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post

Amazon Order of the Week: snagged Blu double feature of FACE/OFF + SNAKE EYES! 15 bucks new.

 

That does sound like a nice deal.

 

Today I already did my one big activity: go to Walmart to pick up a few items. Either tomorrow or Monday I'll finally get to experience the further adventures of John Wick. If I don't do it tomorrow, I know that Sunday will be boring as shit.

post #144828 of 149759

Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom and John Malkovich in UNLOCKED (2017)

 

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"So, about gun violence in movies and your beloved JOHN WICK 2."

 

"Feel like Jordan may be taking the wrong movie to task, but he's also not wrong."

 

 

John Wick: Chapter 2 is a shameful example of Hollywood gun pornography

 

The sequel to the Keanu Reeves sleeper hit might be efficiently slick but its obsession with weaponry leaves a nasty taste in the mouth

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/10/john-wick-chapter-2-gun-violence-keanu-reeves

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Had myself another saturday where I did some running around to get materials for our house. The master bedroom ins 95% done, and they've already started ripping out the carpet in the den and will begin in the hallway and the only other bedroom in the house. My game room will end up being the only room that still has carpet in it since I've got way too many heavy things to lift.

 

So we borrowed my Parents' suburban and went to Home Depot to get the vinyl for the floors we're doing, and we headed to another local home improvement store to get a few things that were cheaper there than at Home Depot. Later in the early evening we went into town to get a catered meal and a birthday cake for my Parents since it's their birthday. I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but they have the unique quality of sharing the same birthday. Which I've always found to be awesome. They came over to our house and we celebrated their birthday along with my in laws who joined us.

 

I continued to play some more of Dead Space and it's at times frustrating, but I'm mostly having a lot of fun with it. I decided to take a break from playing the game to revisit a movie I have that I haven't seen in a long time. Wonderland. I'd been listening to some of the songs off of the soundtrack for the past week or so and I decided it was time to see it again since I can't remember the last time I saw it. I got my dvd out of my library and popped it in the PS3 where it promptly would not play for some reason. I've had the issue with a few other dvds where the PS3 won't play them, so I turned it off and turned on my dvd/vcr combo and it has been playing just fine in it. I'm going to revisit the documentary about John Holmes that accompanies the dvd set later tonight as well.

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Yesterday after work I hit up Vintage Stock and found two of the three movies I was looking for. I bought ROB ROY and FLESH AND BONE (to replace my DVD that disappeared into thin air). BLACK ROBE was a no go. Oh well, it's cheap enough online.

Tonight I picked up a Godfather's pizza and went to my Dad's so we could watch the ROB ROY disc. The movie is one of my favorite historical epics with gorgeous scenery, a rousing score, and a great cast. Tim Roth is the stand out as the despicably eeeevil Archibald Cunningham and the final sword fight between him and Liam Neeson is extremely well done. Here's a strange story about this movie: In the spring of 1995, I had graduated college but was still living with my parents who at the time lived way out in the boonies, about 40 miles north of OKC. One day we decided to go see ROB ROY and drove to a theater in a northern suburb of the city to see it. Years later I was looking through my collection of movie tickets (yes, I keep them) and I noticed the date we saw ROB ROY: April 18, 1995. The day before the bombing of the Murrah building in Oklahoma City.
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Originally Posted by felix View Post

Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom and John Malkovich in UNLOCKED (2017)

 

Oh shit, it's Michael Apted. Hopefully it's a better action movie than The World is Not Enough was.

 

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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post

 

John Wick: Chapter 2 is a shameful example of Hollywood gun pornography

 

 

I did not read the entire article as it seemed like it was going to talk about spoilers, but what I read... whoever the hell this guy is, I'll just ignore his opinion. I admit it's a harsh thing to say without having seen the movie myself, but I feel free in ignoring what that guy says when it comes to action movies.

 

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Had myself another saturday where I did some running around to get materials for our house. 

 

Hopefully your house will look great once all that work is done to it.

 

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Originally Posted by Mister Falcon View Post
Here's a strange story about this movie: 

 

That is creepy. To me, I'll never forget what happened last summer... as I said at the time, I went to a WORLD OF BEER in downtown Orlando, a place I used to visit once in awhile but I grew tired of the party scene. Well, this was the night after the singer Christina Grimmie was killed in Orlando. I presumed nothing bad could happen in Orlando two nights in a row... well, that was the night of the Pulse nightclub shooting, which was only like 2 miles away from that World of Beer I was at. While I was at home by the time that attack happened, I haven't felt like going back to that area since.

 

On a lighter note, I did watch a film tonight: Alien 3. I hadn't seen either version of it in years. What I saw tonight was the Assembly Cut; it is better than the theatrical version. Still, I can't rate it better than "fine". It is shitty how Fincher went into the movie at the last minute, and without a completed script when they started shooting, and then feuded with 20th Century Fox the entire time. No wonder he still disowns the thing. While it should have been better, in the version they cobbled together I can't say it's bad; it's definitely watchable. It's just not legendary like the first two are. Anyhow, I definitely did not remember that Holt McCallany was in the film. But yes, I am not in a big hurry to see Resurrection and what some people call ProMEHtheus.

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Originally Posted by Fat Elvis View Post
 

"So, about gun violence in movies and your beloved JOHN WICK 2."

 

"Feel like Jordan may be taking the wrong movie to task, but he's also not wrong."

 

 

John Wick: Chapter 2 is a shameful example of Hollywood gun pornography

 

The sequel to the Keanu Reeves sleeper hit might be efficiently slick but its obsession with weaponry leaves a nasty taste in the mouth

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/10/john-wick-chapter-2-gun-violence-keanu-reeves

I read the article and, personally, I think it's a bunch of bullshit.  It's a fucking movie.  Get over it.  I'm sick and tired of the left and the right trying to politicize EVERYTHING nowadays.  If it ain't your thing, fine.  Go find something that is.  But stop trying to shit all over everyone else's enjoyment of it with your political grandstanding.  

 

Take this quote from Jordan's article: "but we critics, the brave soldiers of cinema's trenches hurling ourselves atop grenades to save you from a bad movie, suffer through more junk than you can possibly imagine, especially in the early months of the year."

 

I've read a lot of self serving drivel before but this statement takes the fucking cake.  What a joke.  

post #144834 of 149759

The John Wick movies aren't NRA recruitment ads. It's not fetishizing guns the way Dirty Harry or the like did. They're comic books. It's an invalid argument. Next.

post #144835 of 149759
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Originally Posted by Engineer View Post
 

 

1. DVD/BLU trailer for the newly reissued INNOCENCE: GHOST IN THE SHELL 2

 

Y'know, Innocence is a pretty strong film, and sadly underrated.

 

If you like the first Ghost in the Shell, you should certainly see Innocence.

post #144836 of 149759
I love INNOCENCE. The noir vibe, the music, seeing Batou in his off hours at home and going from partner to lead, the philosophical third act that beats THE MATRIX at its own game. I really want a third animated film now, which would/should probably center around Togusa... But Batou is so great a character.

There's also both an alternate "music video cut" version of INNOCENCE and a prequel novel about Batou and his Bassett hound, for those interested.
Edited by Engineer - 2/12/17 at 2:15pm
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Was at the used music/movie shop the other day and picked up the DVD of DEAD BANG for $2.50. Checked it out this morning. Johnson does a good job as a burned-out far less glamorous version of Sonny Crockett. He keeps the flick engaging. I know villains in these sort of films are lousy shots but the neo-nazis here may be the worst ever.

 

If I knew how to make a gif I'd totally do one of Johnson puking on that one dude.

post #144838 of 149759
My top 10 sequels:

1. Undisputed 2
2. Terminator 2
3. The Road Warrior
4. Aliens
5. For A Few Dollars More
6. Bad Boys 2
7. Temple of Doom
8. Robocop 2
9. Never Back Down 2
10. Best of the Best 2
post #144839 of 149759

Former Editor Says There Will Likely Never Be Another Issue of Fangoria

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3424287/former-editor-says-will-likely-never-another-issue-fangoria/

 

post #144840 of 149759

Heartening to see John Wick 2 doing so well. Hopefully the interest will spike off the launch of more action movies.

post #144841 of 149759
Very happy to see people get off their ass for WICK! I hope that this draws up some courage to produce lean, fun action romps. But we all know they'll probably just be inspired to put more dogs in TRANSFORMERS or something.

As for Fangoria, that feels like a sad end of a era. But I haven't purchased an issue since I was 14, their competition has been trumping them in every department for years.
post #144842 of 149759

The Editor has a point though. Why would people pay $10 for a news magazine, when we can get up to date news through websites these days?

post #144843 of 149759
I remember wincing at the prices as a kid.

HorrorHound has been on a kick the past few years by making special issues and retrospectives that are about one particular subject, usually an era or something broad. With all the editorials written by heavy hitting filmmakers. You get a wide variety of valuable perspectives. They're fascinating reads. Totally worth owning and keeping.

As for normal horror rags that just reporting on upcoming stuff and reviews? No way, I'm shocked the internet hasn't killed it, already.
post #144844 of 149759

I miss CinefantastiqueEven as a kid i could tell this magazine was something special with its editorials and scoops.

post #144845 of 149759

Colonel Mortimer: "is Keanu the uncompromised Cruise?"

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Originally Posted by Jox View Post
 

Former Editor Says There Will Likely Never Be Another Issue of Fangoria

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3424287/former-editor-says-will-likely-never-another-issue-fangoria/

 

That's unfortunate for future generations.  My first Fangoria issue was with the Tall Man on the cover for Phantasm II.  I happily earned my allowance for the next issue month after month for the better part of six years before I started my first (under the table) job.  This is a real blow to my childhood.

post #144847 of 149759

Did we miss this?

 

I don't know how you top Hawks and De Palma

 

Coen Brothers to Bring Back ‘Scarface’ in 2018

 

http://www.thewrap.com/coen-brothers-bring-back-scarface/

 

"Universal Pictures announced Friday that they will release a remake of Al Pacino’s classic crime tale “Scarface” on Aug. 10, 2018, filling in a slot previously listed as “Untitled Universal Event Film.”

The studio has Joel and Ethan Coen attached to the project to polish the script, which had been previously worked on by “Boardwalk Empire” creator Terence Winter. The plot will follow the basic framework of Pacino’s film, but will change it from a Cuban immigrant in Miami to a Mexican immigrant in Los Angeles. Antoine Fuqua was originally brought on to direct the film, but had to back out due to prior obligations. Universal has yet to announce a replacement."

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My Top Ten of 2's. (No particular order)

 

Predator 2

The Devil's Rejects

Kickboxer 2: The Road Back

Aliens

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Desperado

A Better Tomorrow 2

The Dark Knight

Return of Swamp Thing

Dawn of the Dead

 

On an unrelated note, scratched Fist of Legend off my list of shame.

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Take this quote from Jordan's article: "but we critics, the brave soldiers of cinema's trenches hurling ourselves atop grenades to save you from a bad movie, suffer through more junk than you can possibly imagine, especially in the early months of the year."

 

I've read a lot of self serving drivel before but this statement takes the fucking cake.  What a joke.  

 

Yeah, that is rather hyperbolic; he must think of himself highly, even though he's just a critic.

 

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The John Wick movies aren't NRA recruitment ads. It's not fetishizing guns the way Dirty Harry or the like did. They're comic books. It's an invalid argument. Next.

 

As you've seen both, I will defer to your judgment. Hopefully that Jordan guy's opinion is a very small minority of those who see it.

 

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Very happy to see people get off their ass for WICK! I hope that this draws up some courage to produce lean, fun action romps. But we all know they'll probably just be inspired to put more dogs in TRANSFORMERS or something.

 

Yea, I presume that is what will actually happen and the studios won't get the correct message.

 

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Did we miss this?

 

I thought I saw something about it elsewhere, but I brushed it off, mainly because I have heard rumors of that remake for many years now and plus, I will presume that no matter who is involved, the movie will make a lot of people unhappy because it's not the 1983 film. I'd like to be proven wrong but for now I will at best be pessimistic about it.

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On a lighter note, I did watch a film tonight: Alien 3. I hadn't seen either version of it in years. What I saw tonight was the Assembly Cut; it is better than the theatrical version. Still, I can't rate it better than "fine". It is shitty how Fincher went into the movie at the last minute, and without a completed script when they started shooting, and then feuded with 20th Century Fox the entire time. No wonder he still disowns the thing. While it should have been better, in the version they cobbled together I can't say it's bad; it's definitely watchable. It's just not legendary like the first two are. Anyhow, I definitely did not remember that Holt McCallany was in the film. But yes, I am not in a big hurry to see Resurrection and what some people call ProMEHtheus.

 

 

I've always loved Alien 3. I love it even more now with having viewed the Assembly Cut. I remember seeing it when it first came out in the "Quadrilogy" dvd set and I was happy to discover that on the blu-ray, they'd gotten back all of the actors to re-dub the film with proper ADR as the one of the Quadrilogy set had "set sound" for some parts and it was tough to hear. That showed how much they cared to bring us a proper version of the extended cut.

 

 

 

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Former Editor Says There Will Likely Never Be Another Issue of Fangoria

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3424287/former-editor-says-will-likely-never-another-issue-fangoria/

 

 

 

I read about this earlier today and it didn't surprise me. This was pretty much telegraphed within the past year or so with all the troubles the magazine was having. I hadn't picked up a physical issue in some time, not a current one anyway, but I did subscribe to their reboot of their Gorezone offshoot magazine back when it was first announced, and I got all of the issues they put out with a 1 year subscription. It ran out JUST as the last print issue came out, and I'd been waiting to see if their next issue (which was in the preview section on their webstore) would ever make it out. I pretty much gave up and for a few months now I was just waiting for the word to trickle down to us readers that the magazine was going to be canceled.

 

It truly is an end of an era with this magazine. I started reading it regularly in high school in the late 90s and early 00's along with Cinescape, and the one felix mention, Cinefantastique. I read that one as a kid.

 

A facebook group I'm a member of where I learned the news had quite a few people who were subscribers and were already pretty pissed that they be screwed out of a refund, and Fangoria subscriptions aren't cheap.

 

 

 

Spent the majority of the day finishing up playing Dead Space. I had a lot of fun with it, and I'm glad I finally got around to playing it. I had to laugh as the final "boss" wasn't all that hard, but after finishing the PS4 version of Doom the other week, and with how hard it was, I welcomed a game that while it was fairly lengthy, contained far less frustrating elements in the game. I decided to start up another game I've had there sitting for roughly 4 years. James Bond: Blood Stone. I only played the first level, but it was decent.

 

I watched only one movie today. A dvd I got last week of IN THE ARMY NOW. Starring MODERN COMEDY MASTER PAULY SHORE. I'm well aware of his being pretty notorious among most people as not being a good comedian, and some finding him lame, obnoxious, or both with his starring roles in a few early to mid 90's films, but I've always loved his silly comedy style. Ever since I was a kid. If anything, seeing his starring roles is a time capsule of my time as a kid in the early to mid 90's, and how I really loved that time. I was just remarking the other day to Vanessa that I actually liked listening to music on the radio back then! Nowadays it's a whole different story, but I can't argue with modern technology. That's one big thing I appreciate now that we didn't have back in the 90's.

 

Anyway, I mention the time capsule comment because the movie starts off with Pauly Shore playing a game in the store he works, and there's a sign for it advertising the 3DO. Yes, the grossly overpriced Panasonic system that only made handful of games, and cost $700! Pauly Shore also cowers (from his boss played by character actor Peter Spellos) behind a long rack displaying various movies on....LASERDISC! The movie itself did amuse me with Lori Petty being a tough as nails solider who wants to see combat, David Alan Grier as a dentist named OSTROFF, and ESAI MORALES AS STERN! Andy Dick also shows up as Shore's buddy, along with Art LaFleur as their First Sergeant once they get dropped off in Chad. I'd seen the movie once last year or the year before, as it was the last of his starring roles I had yet to see, and I got the dvd from Netflix. It was decent enough, but not up to the prime hilarity (for me that is) of Son In Law and Jury Duty.

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