Movie News/Discussion Thread 2

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Gideon » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:26 pm

I think it looks fantastic. Alita’s own story is largely about how much of yourself you can replace and still be human, and early on aside from one of the villains she’s the furthest gone of every character. She struggles to believe in her own humanity and having her look like a synthetic doll while also being remarkably close to her original appearance is a pretty smart way of showing how different she is to the vast majority of the population while being true to the look of the source material.

Plus with the way she fights you’d never believe that a costumed actress could move in that way.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Skippy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:02 am



Animation looks incredible

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Godzilla » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:40 pm



Nice little cameo towards the end, wonder if it will have loot boxes too.

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by Tragic Magic » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:31 pm

First trailer was much better. I'm not sure how I feel about everything in the Oasis being CGI. The avatar animation didn't look that great. I've a feeling this film will be a very accurate adaptation of the book. In that it's just going to be full of cameos and references and ultimately amounts to nothing and is very empty and pointless. I'll probably still watch it though.

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by Tafdolphin » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:20 pm

I've only ever heard negative things about the book. It is, if people I place large amounts of trust in are correct, a meaningless, thoughtless collection of pop culture references coated in nostalgia signifying nothing. The trailer looks to be following that exact same idea: cameo after cameo after cameo.

Also, could Mark Rylance sound any more bored?

EDIT: Here's a Christmas challenge. See how much of this poem, written by Ready Player One author Ernest Cline, you can get through without screaming:
Nerd Porn Auteur

I've noticed that there don't seem to be any porno movies

that are made for guys like me.

All the porn I've come across

was targeted at beer-swilling sports bar dwelling alpha-males

Men who like their women stupid and submissive

Men who can only get it up for monosyllabic cock-hungry nymphos

with gargantuan breasts and a three-word vocabulary

Adult films are populated with these collagen-injected

liposuctioned women

Many of whom have resorted to surgery and self-mutilation

in an attempt to look the way they have been told to look.

These aren't real women. They're objects.

And these movies aren't erotic. They're pathetic.

These vacuum-headed strawberry float bunnies don't turn me on.

They disgust me.

And it's not that I'm against pornography.

I mean, I'm a guy. And guys need porn.

Fact.

"Like a preacher needs pain, like a needle needs a vein,"

Guys need porn.

But I don't wanna watch this misogynist he-man woman-hater porn.

I want porno movies that are made with guys like me in mind:

Guys who know that the sexiest thing in the world

is a woman who is smarter than you are.

You can have the whole cheerleading squad,

I want the girl in the tweed skirt and the horn-rimmed glasses:

Betty Finnebowski, the valedictorian.

Oh yes.

First I want to copy her Trig homework,

and then I want to make mad, passionate love to her

for hours and hours

until she reluctantly asks if we can stop

because she doesn't want to miss Battlestar Galactica.

Summa cum laude, baby!

That is what I call erotic.

But do you ever see that kind of a woman in a contemporary adult film?

No.

Which is why I'm going to start writing and directing Geek Porno.

I shall be the quintessential Nerd Porn Auteur.

And the women in my porno movies will be the kind

that drive nerds like me mad with desire.

I'm talking about the girls that used to strawberry float up the grading curve.

The girls in the Latin Club and the National Honor Society.

Chicks with weird clothes, braces, four eyes, and 4.0 GPAs.

Brainy articulate bookworms, with MENSA cards in their purses

and chips on their shoulders.

My porn starlets will come in all shapes and sizes.

My porn starlets will be too busy working on their PhD to go to the gym.

In my kind of porno movies the girls wouldn't even have to get naked.

They'd just take the guys down to the rec room and

beat them repeatedly at chess

and then talk to them for hours about Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle

or the underlying social metaphors in the Aliens movies.

Buy stock in some hand cream companies

because there is about to be a major shortage.

And I'm not just talking about straight porn. Oh no.

There should be strawberry float films for my nerd brethren

of all sexual orientations.

Gay nerd porn flicks with titles like "Dungeons and Drag-queens."

This idea is a strawberry floating gold mine.

I am gonna make millions,

because this country is full of database programmers

and electronics engineers

and they aren't getting the loving they so desperately need.

And you can help . . .

If you're an intelligent woman is interested in breaking into the adult film industry,

and if you can tell me the name of Luke Skywalker's home planet,

then you are hired.

It doesn't matter if you think you're overweight or unattractive.

It doesn't matter if you don't think you're beautiful.

You are beautiful. . .

And I will make you a star.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Tomous » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:21 pm

Tragic Magic wrote:First trailer was much better. I'm not sure how I feel about everything in the Oasis being CGI. The avatar animation didn't look that great. I've a feeling this film will be a very accurate adaptation of the book. In that it's just going to be full of cameos and references and ultimately amounts to nothing and is very empty and pointless. I'll probably still watch it though.


To be fair, everything in the Oasis being CGI is technically extremely faithful to the book...

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Alvin Flummux » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:23 am

The state of that poem. :dread:

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by Tragic Magic » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:16 am

Rudolphin wrote:I've only ever heard negative things about the book. It is, if people I place large amounts of trust in are correct, a meaningless, thoughtless collection of pop culture references coated in nostalgia signifying nothing. The trailer looks to be following that exact same idea: cameo after cameo after cameo.

Also, could Mark Rylance sound any more bored?

EDIT: Here's a Christmas challenge. See how much of this poem, written by Ready Player One author Ernest Cline, you can get through without screaming:
Nerd Porn Auteur

I've noticed that there don't seem to be any porno movies

that are made for guys like me.

All the porn I've come across

was targeted at beer-swilling sports bar dwelling alpha-males

Men who like their women stupid and submissive

Men who can only get it up for monosyllabic cock-hungry nymphos

with gargantuan breasts and a three-word vocabulary

Adult films are populated with these collagen-injected

liposuctioned women

Many of whom have resorted to surgery and self-mutilation

in an attempt to look the way they have been told to look.

These aren't real women. They're objects.

And these movies aren't erotic. They're pathetic.

These vacuum-headed strawberry float bunnies don't turn me on.

They disgust me.

And it's not that I'm against pornography.

I mean, I'm a guy. And guys need porn.

Fact.

"Like a preacher needs pain, like a needle needs a vein,"

Guys need porn.

But I don't wanna watch this misogynist he-man woman-hater porn.

I want porno movies that are made with guys like me in mind:

Guys who know that the sexiest thing in the world

is a woman who is smarter than you are.

You can have the whole cheerleading squad,

I want the girl in the tweed skirt and the horn-rimmed glasses:

Betty Finnebowski, the valedictorian.

Oh yes.

First I want to copy her Trig homework,

and then I want to make mad, passionate love to her

for hours and hours

until she reluctantly asks if we can stop

because she doesn't want to miss Battlestar Galactica.

Summa cum laude, baby!

That is what I call erotic.

But do you ever see that kind of a woman in a contemporary adult film?

No.

Which is why I'm going to start writing and directing Geek Porno.

I shall be the quintessential Nerd Porn Auteur.

And the women in my porno movies will be the kind

that drive nerds like me mad with desire.

I'm talking about the girls that used to strawberry float up the grading curve.

The girls in the Latin Club and the National Honor Society.

Chicks with weird clothes, braces, four eyes, and 4.0 GPAs.

Brainy articulate bookworms, with MENSA cards in their purses

and chips on their shoulders.

My porn starlets will come in all shapes and sizes.

My porn starlets will be too busy working on their PhD to go to the gym.

In my kind of porno movies the girls wouldn't even have to get naked.

They'd just take the guys down to the rec room and

beat them repeatedly at chess

and then talk to them for hours about Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle

or the underlying social metaphors in the Aliens movies.

Buy stock in some hand cream companies

because there is about to be a major shortage.

And I'm not just talking about straight porn. Oh no.

There should be strawberry float films for my nerd brethren

of all sexual orientations.

Gay nerd porn flicks with titles like "Dungeons and Drag-queens."

This idea is a strawberry floating gold mine.

I am gonna make millions,

because this country is full of database programmers

and electronics engineers

and they aren't getting the loving they so desperately need.

And you can help . . .

If you're an intelligent woman is interested in breaking into the adult film industry,

and if you can tell me the name of Luke Skywalker's home planet,

then you are hired.

It doesn't matter if you think you're overweight or unattractive.

It doesn't matter if you don't think you're beautiful.

You are beautiful. . .

And I will make you a star.


What an enormous bell end. :|

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Yoshimi » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:06 am

Ready Player One was a fun teen book. Didn't really set out to be anything deeper or grander than that i think. It seems to be getting a lot of hate lately, but I really enjoyed it.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Rex Kramer » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:17 am

Rudolphin wrote:I've only ever heard negative things about the book. It is, if people I place large amounts of trust in are correct, a meaningless, thoughtless collection of pop culture references coated in nostalgia signifying nothing. The trailer looks to be following that exact same idea: cameo after cameo after cameo.

Also, could Mark Rylance sound any more bored?


He sounds like he's channelling his inner Tommy Wiseau.

The book is dreadful, the film can only be an improvement as long as Ernest Cline hasn't written the dialogue.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Tomous » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:17 am

Yeah, it's easy reading and full of enjoyable references.

Not every book needs to be deep and meaningful. It works for what it is, and I think the film will work too, especially with Spielberg in charge.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:22 am

Yoshimi wrote:Ready Player One was a fun teen book. Didn't really set out to be anything deeper or grander than that i think. It seems to be getting a lot of hate lately, but I really enjoyed it.


Thing is, the Harry Potter books are fun teen books too. As are series like Mortal Engines and Mazerunner. They are all, apparently, decent reads. Ready Player One however contains paragraphs like this:

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From everything I've heard, it's The DaVinci Code/Fifty Shades of YA fiction.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Skippy » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:32 am

The problem is thinking references are in any way entertainment, rather than just you know, someone or something saying the name of something or someone from pop culture. Hopefully there's more to the film (Spielberg is at the helm after all) but from the trailers so far it just looks like junk for people who collect Funkos

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Tafdolphin » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:34 am

Skippy wrote:The problem is thinking references are in any way entertainment


Yup. There's another paragraph out there which is basically The Council of Elrond if Elrond decided to reference 1980s pop culture buzzwords rather than the history of Middle Earth.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Skippy » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:44 am

Coincidentally, this is doing the rounds again on Twitter


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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Skarjo » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:01 am

Doesn't even rhyme.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Peter Crisp » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:28 pm

I get the feeling the show is watched by people who don't like any of the shows mentioned and just enjoy laughing at a bunch of nerds. I dislike the show purely because the main character is just so unlikable that I can't believe anyone would put up with his gooseberry fool for more than a few months even if he was paying the entire rent and I also agree it just isn't funny.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Tragic Magic » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:28 pm

Rudolphin wrote:
Yoshimi wrote:Ready Player One was a fun teen book. Didn't really set out to be anything deeper or grander than that i think. It seems to be getting a lot of hate lately, but I really enjoyed it.


Thing is, the Harry Potter books are fun teen books too. As are series like Mortal Engines and Mazerunner. They are all, apparently, decent reads. Ready Player One however contains paragraphs like this:

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From everything I've heard, it's The DaVinci Code/Fifty Shades of YA fiction.


Also, if I'm remembering this correctly there's another paragraph which is literally just a list of old games that the main character's played. Like, it adds nothing to anything. It's literally just a list of video game names.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Hime » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:11 am

The book is full of references and shameless attempts to cash in on unearned nostalgia. It was enjoyable enough though.

Like TBBT, it tries to tap into nerd culture but forgets that the thing that nerds hate most is mainstream popularity.

The authors next book was strawberry floating horrendous. I don't think they will have another hit anytime soon.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by abcd » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:35 am

I enjoyed the book. It cost about £4.99 and took me roughly two weeks to read.

It has a lot of references to the band Rush.....I didn't know anything about Rush, but the author likes them.

I've played loads of gooseberry fool games and watched loads of gooseberry fool movies....but I still went ahead and did it.

If you enjoy it, then good for you. If you hated it, then at least you read it.

I've just seen that the author is writing a sequel to Ready Player One. Ready Player Two perhaps?

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