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  1. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Grand Master

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    I would like to know the %s over the past 5 years of box office films that were remakes compared to originals
  2. JADES_FIRE Jedi Master

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    24.6% :-B



    I might be guessing though. [face_liarliar]
  3. oldbenk31 Force Ghost

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    I would agree with that. Remakes always fall short of the originals.
  4. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Grand Master

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    At the moment most short falls come from trying to pepper a much more diluted story from the original with modern effects. The originals were classic without sich effects and relied more on story and composition alone.
  5. lordvaderFF FanForce Chapter Rep

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    4 sure.

    Movies today have way to much "flash" and too little "meat" on their bones.
  6. oldbenk31 Force Ghost

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    I miss the movies of my youth-original and had a great story and just didnt rely on big names or big effects.
  7. PulsarSkate Ex-Mod

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    I don't know, I reckon most movies are the same as they always were, we're just dealing with audiences (not specific people, but wide general audiences) who like to be wowed, rather than intrigued, I guess.


    Anyway: Went to the preview of HellBoy 2: The Golden Army on Monday night! I'd give it about 8.5/10. It's funny, actiony and has a decent story with all the characters I like from the comics. Ron Perlman was cool. Seth MacFarlane (of 'Family Guy' ... uh, "fame") voiced one of the characters (Krauss - one of my favs) and did very well capturing the attitudes. It's got a nice, irreverant actiony feel to it. Beautiful, rich backgrounds. Lots of detail. And the SFX wasn't too SFXy, if you catch my meaning.

    Also: there was a preview screening for the Clone Wars cartoon going on while we were lining up with a few of LVFF's crowd dressed up as storm troopers. Was anyone there for that?
  8. oldbenk31 Force Ghost

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    Im glad I fall in to the category of either-i like a good mind blowing movie and I also like an occasional movie that makes you think or makes you see things differently. I saw Hellboy 2-I thought it was better than the first one and I liked that one. I would give it about the same rating.
  9. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Grand Master

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    THEY ANNOUNCED A POSSIBLE REMAKE OF GHOSTBUSTERS!!!!NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. oldbenk31 Force Ghost

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    Im torn on the new ghostbusters thing-it will never be as good as the first one but I really want to see them back together again no matter how much older they are-they had a great chemistry together.
  11. oldbenk31 Force Ghost

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    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v502/loserclerk/Ghostbusters_3.jpg]

    heres an image for you
  12. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Grand Master

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    A remake will be with a all new cast though! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus

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    I'll personally organise a hunting band to go and garrot whichever idiot made that decision if it is confirmed.

    You CANNOT remake some movies. It's like beating up the Dalai Lama or Mother Theresa. You just don't go there.

    (NB. Analogy may induldge in some hyperbole. Not to be taken with drugs, alcohol or too much pepper. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, PM your CR)
  14. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

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    Translation: Spam Mixo's PM box? [face_mischief]
  15. lordvaderFF FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Here's one to watch....already out on DVD.

    The Invasion Nicole Kidman & Daniel Craig
    Based on the book "Invasion of the body snatchers"

    Has a few holes and some "so so" acting from the supporting casr, but Nicole & Daniel and pretty good.
    Worth a look anyway.
  16. PulsarSkate Ex-Mod

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    Ohh I watched that on the plane! I loved it. Not as good as the original but it scared the crap out of me in my no-sleep state, especially seeing as they spend so much time not sleeping. Loved the camera effects too.


    RE: Ghostbusters. Lame.
  17. oldbenk31 Force Ghost

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    I have been wanting to see that "the invasion", i will try and watch that soon. I really cant wait to see "Australia" with Nicole in it. I really dont care if that sounds lame but I like every film Nicole and Jack have been in seperately. The camera work I have seen in the trailer looks amazing too.
  18. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Grand Master

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    I just watched "DIRTY HARRY". I had forgotten such a great and powerful film that it is. Great pacing, great story and great HARRY! Forget Harry Potter...get dirty....Dirty Harry!
  19. oldbenk31 Force Ghost

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    You cant beat the line "Go ahead punk make my day"
  20. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Grand Master

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  21. JADES_FIRE Jedi Master

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    [image=http://www.fascinationst.com/productImages/sku2353.jpg]
  22. lordvaderFF FanForce Chapter Rep

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    If you want to see a film that will "inspire" you...checkout "The Astronaut Farmer" with Billy-Bob Thornton and Bruce Willis.

    It's not a ground breaking film, but everyone of my customers that has seen it has agreed that it inspired them to get out and finish some of their forgotten projects.....well worth a look.
  23. oldbenk31 Force Ghost

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    Watched that on a flight overseas (astronauts farmer)-really motivated stuff I would have to agree.
  24. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Grand Master

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    I hope the CG Astroboy flick is made well.
  25. oldbenk31 Force Ghost

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    I havent heard of that one-but i hope the dragonball z movie doesnt stink. Ive also heard and seen good things about the GI Joe:The rise of Cobra.
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