Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 (Back to back M:I movies from McQuarrie)

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by Hexx » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:45 pm

Skarjo is always getting to women's parts that he shouldn't :x

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by Moggy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:11 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Moggy wrote:To be more serious, I agree that Hollywood has a terrible problem with representation. Scarlett Johansson is rather famous for it. ;)

But I don’t think that somebody has to actually have every characteristic of the person they are playing. Does a gay character have to be played by a gay person? Does a disabled person have to be played by a disabled person? I think not, but at the same time with gay and disabled people being so under represented in the major roles, I can see why people would be pissed off that the straight able bodied person gets the role yet again.

Hollywood is a business though and they will cast the names that they think will result in them making money. The problem for severely disabled actors of course is that they cannot get the “normal” roles that would enable them to build up the profile to get the more high profile roles.

Gay people have it slightly easier as they can play straight in other roles to build up their profiles. It is still very rare (if ever!) that you see an out gay man or woman playing the star roles.

That’s all a long winded way of saying “Of course Cranston can play a disabled guy, but it’s a damn shame that he needs to just because Hollywood ignores genuinely disabled people”.

Fake edit: As an aside, why am I unable to type “disabled”? Every single time I wrote it in that post I wrote “disable”. :x


Upvote, or "like" or whatever. This is my point of view, although I probably have a harder line view of white folks being cast in roles whose identity is intrinsically tied to a certain race (Skarjo being a perfect example, and the debacle around the original casting of Daniel Day Kim's role in the new Hellboy).


Agreed. I purposely left race out of my post as I see that differently. You might be able to make a decent argument that there are not enough actors with a particular disability to be able to fill the specific role or argue that you want to show the person before the disability (as with the Stephen Hawking movie), but it’s impossible to argue there are not enough Asian or Black actors to fill the roles.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Godzilla » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:05 am

Glass is not getting good reviews. Shame as Split was an awesome set up.

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by Tafdolphin » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:09 am

Godzilla wrote:Glass is not getting good reviews. Shame as Split was an awesome set up.


The twist is Shyamalan is still gooseberry fool.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2
by Wedgie » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:29 pm

I'll still watch it. Reviews mean strawberry float all for me.

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by tomvek » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:27 am

Christopher McQuarrie Closes Deal to Direct Back-to-Back ‘Mission: Impossible’ Films
Sources tell Variety that McQuarrie has signed back on to return to write and direct the next two films in the popular franchise. Sources also add that both films would be shot back-to-back — not unlike the final two “Avengers” sequels — in order to take advantage of the popularity of the series, with the first bowing summer 2021 and the second coming out in summer 2022. The release comes in 2021 to avoid conflict with Paramount and Cruise’s next big venture, “Top Gun: Maverick.”

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/chri ... 202986902/

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by Cheeky Devlin » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:51 am

tomvek wrote:Christopher McQuarrie Closes Deal to Direct Back-to-Back ‘Mission: Impossible’ Films
Sources tell Variety that McQuarrie has signed back on to return to write and direct the next two films in the popular franchise. Sources also add that both films would be shot back-to-back — not unlike the final two “Avengers” sequels — in order to take advantage of the popularity of the series, with the first bowing summer 2021 and the second coming out in summer 2022. The release comes in 2021 to avoid conflict with Paramount and Cruise’s next big venture, “Top Gun: Maverick.”

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/chri ... 202986902/

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I've definitely got a soft spot for the MI movies. They're not anything spectacular, but Cruise knows how to make an enjoyable movie.

As a way for them to wrap up the series, or at the very least Ethan Hunts story, it would make sense to go out with a big two partner. I do think it's time for Cruise to wrap it up. He's been making these things for twenty years now and he's not getting any younger.

Ideally I'd like them to introduce a new central cast and perhaps take it back to something more like the first film which was far more like a traditional spy thriller than the action movies they so frequently were.

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PostRe: Movie News/Discussion Thread 2 (Back to back M:I movies from McQuarrie)
by Moggy » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:33 pm

Every time a M:I movie is announced I assume it’s going to be gooseberry fool. But they usually turn out to be (at worst) decent or good.

Back to back movies? They’ll be gooseberry fool.


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