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Re: Upcoming Films...

Postby gronank » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:03 pm

I thought that trailer looked quite nice, but... is there any chance to see a version where they reduced the size of the noses?
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Postby Roland Deschain » Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:50 pm

gronank wrote:I thought that trailer looked quite nice, but... is there any chance to see a version where they reduced the size of the noses?

I wouldn't have thought so. I remember the noses being fairly large in the comics, also.
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Postby PKMKII » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:58 pm

The Avengers trailer. All-star cast. Written and directed by Joss Whedon.
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Re: Upcoming Films...

Postby Julius Aurora » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:11 pm

PKMKII wrote:The Avengers trailer. All-star cast. Written and directed by Joss Whedon.
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Hehe I feel all giddy. Like a school kiddledewink at christmas. Can't wait for that to be released.
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Postby Roland Deschain » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:20 pm

That's a serious film with a serious cast and a serious writer/director. Oh my FSM, i've been waiting for this one. Robert Downey Jr's first line in that trailer is superb. Let's hope the rest of the film is as good!
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Re: Upcoming Films...

Postby Roland Deschain » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:11 am

A few more upcoming films that have peaked my interest:-

The Great Gatsby - Looks like a good cast with a good director. Let's hope Baz Lurhmann's trademark visuals are used in this.
Much Ado About Nothing - Joss Whedon. Nathan Fillion. Alexis Denisof. Need I say more?
The Dark Tower - After all this time. After all the wrangling. It is finally given a green light. There are currently 3 films scheduled, with TV series' inbetween each one. I'm not completely sure of what this is going to be like, but the concept, if kept to, should make it interesting, to say the least. Let's hope it doesn't turn into Duke Nukem Forever.
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:47 am

Very interesting to hear about Gatsby. It probably is true that if anyone could do that movie well, it'd be Baz. Also Toby McGuire + Leo DiCaprio should be interesting.
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Postby Roland Deschain » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:56 pm

Qwertyuiopasd wrote:Very interesting to hear about Gatsby. It probably is true that if anyone could do that movie well, it'd be Baz. Also Toby McGuire + Leo DiCaprio should be interesting.

I concur. That particular pairing I have never seen before. They are both very different actors, and seeing as they're going to be interacting quite intensively during the film, it will be interesting to see how their on-screen chemistry is. Quite decent roles for them to play, which I think should play to their respective talents.

Another upcoming film, although it's not even in pre-production yet, is a new adaptation of The Stand by Stephen King. It appears as though it's going to be directed by Ben Affleck, which is an unusual choice to my mind, but one which may bring out his directorial talents. It also looks to be a franchise, which says to me that they're going to fit as much of the 1000+ page book into it as they possibly can. I loved the original 6 hour epic with Gary Sinise and Molly Ringwald, so this has a lot to live up to.
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Re: Upcoming Films...

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:04 pm

I never got the fuss about Leonardo DiCaprio. I vaguely remember him as being quite good in Titanic but frankly you could have had William McGonagall reciting a poem in the middle and it would have been an improvement. Bloody stupid film.

What makes him a decent actor? Personally I'd have to rate Brad Pitt as the best of the current young(ish) actors, I didn't recognise him in Snatch until someone told me who that pikey was :haha:
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Re: Upcoming Films...

Postby PKMKII » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:11 pm

daftbeaker wrote:What makes him a decent actor? Personally I'd have to rate Brad Pitt as the best of the current young(ish) actors, I didn't recognise him in Snatch until someone told me who that pikey was :haha:


Really? I mean, he was entertaining in Inglourious Basterds, but Dicaprio seems to take the craft much more seriously than Pitt. Besides, Johnny Depp is only a year older than Pitt and I'd rank him much higher than Mr. Jolie.
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Re: Upcoming Films...

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:22 pm

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daftbeaker wrote:What makes him a decent actor? Personally I'd have to rate Brad Pitt as the best of the current young(ish) actors, I didn't recognise him in Snatch until someone told me who that pikey was :haha:


Really? I mean, he was entertaining in Inglourious Basterds, but Dicaprio seems to take the craft much more seriously than Pitt. Besides, Johnny Depp is only a year older than Pitt and I'd rank him much higher than Mr. Jolie.

The way I judge an actor is if I identify more with their character than them. For example, Keanu Reeves is always Keanu Reeves, he just happens to play different characters. Brad Pitt on the other hand tends to be Mickey and then later I realise it's Brad Pitt playing Mickey, if that makes any sense. Brad Pitt in Fight Club, Burn After Reading, Snatch, Friends and Ocean's Eleven is different people in each.

Maybe I just haven't seen enough films to judge, I can only think of Titanic with DiCaprio as a definite one I've seen.
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Postby Roland Deschain » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:17 pm

Although I like Brad Pitt - Fight Club, Snatch, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Twelve Monkeys and Meet Joe Black all being excellent - I think Leo may just beat him, although i'm not completely convinced. It's too close to call. Brad seems to have a more playful nature in his characters, whereas Leo is more serious. Neither are specifically bad, just different. I can name several films of Leo's where I thought his performance was good:-

Catch Me If You Can
Inception (excellent concept, and the ending...wow!)
Shutter Island (such a good film, this one)
Blood Diamond
Romeo and Juliet
The Beach
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:36 pm

Roland Deschain wrote:Catch Me If You Can
Inception (excellent concept, and the ending...wow!)
Shutter Island (such a good film, this one)
Blood Diamond
Romeo and Juliet
The Beach


I'd also put The Aviator up there. that and Catch Me If You Can are probably my favorite DiCaprio movies.

Also, db, you must not care much for Morgan Freeman, Michael Cain, Patrick Stewart, George Clooney or Meryl Streep much. :P Of course, it varies with the role, but particularly with Morgan Freeman, that's basically the joke, he's always Morgan Freeman. But he's still a good actor, IMO.

Also, the roles picked do influence things. I don't think Pitt would do well in those DiCaprio roles we mentioned, as you say Roland, because there a little more serious. Not that Pitts roles are easier or cheaper, but the roles DiCaprio tends to take just require more crafting.

I guess it's just that comparing them, when I see a Pitt movie, I don't think "damn, that's acting."
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Re: Upcoming Films...

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:49 pm

Qwertyuiopasd wrote:Also, db, you must not care much for Morgan Freeman, Michael Cain, Patrick Stewart, George Clooney or Meryl Streep much.

Michael Caine in his youth is the exception. Get Carter and The Italian Job are different characters.
Qwertyuiopasd wrote:Of course, it varies with the role, but particularly with Morgan Freeman, that's basically the joke, he's always Morgan Freeman. But he's still a good actor, IMO.

Otherwise, yes, they're stuck in the same role playing the same thing in different costumes. Be honest, when you see Morgan Freeman in Bruce Almighty or Michael Caine in Batman, you don't think 'Oh, there's god/Alfred', you think 'Oh, there's Morgan Freeman/Michael Caine'. Which again is not necessarily a bad thing, just a reflection on the ability to act. For comparison there's Maggie Smith who I take a good 20 minutes to spot in the Harry Potter films, despite her playing the same character because she seems to change between films in the series. I'd have to check it but I'm willing to bet the McGonagall of the first film is different to that of the last film in terms of body language, speech patterns and stage presence despite being the same actress in the same role.

Qwertyuiopasd wrote:I guess it's just that comparing them, when I see a Pitt movie, I don't think "damn, that's acting."

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Re: Upcoming Films...

Postby black bart » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:15 am

I like Anthony Hopkins of course but I think he suffers a little from the Michael Caine syndrome...not as bad though. Sean Connery again is always Sean Connery even when he's just wearing underwear:

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