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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:06 pm

ANYWAY...

Sounding more and more like Comcast, and not Disney, is gonna get their paws on Fox:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... rt-1118064

"Rupert Murdoch is not set on selling to Disney," Rich Greenfield reported, citing sources.
Walt Disney's deal to purchase most of the assets of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion is in more jeopardy than some may believe, a Wall Street analyst said Thursday, citing inside sources.

Richard Greenfield of BTIG said Rupert Murdoch, who controls Fox along with his sons, James and Lachlan, simply wants to do business with the highest bidder, which could be Comcast at about $60 billion.

Comcast acknowledged last month that it was preparing a "superior" all-cash bid to buy the assets Disney has agreed to purchase for $52.4 billion, including the film and TV studio, Fox's interest in the European pay-TV giant Sky, some TV stations and more.

Greenfield said the conventional wisdom that Murdoch prefers a deal that would make him one of Disney's largest shareholders, and avoid some taxes, is wrong — what he cares about is getting the most money for the assets.

"Rupert, like his shareholders, [is] now fully aligned and simply [wants] the best possible outcome, meaning the most dollars, whether that's cash or cash and stock," Greenfield told digital news network Cheddar.


My gut says this is something bad gone even worse.
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby Banedon » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:28 am

My money is still on Disney managing to get it done, but we'll see.
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby Derwood » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:50 am

I’ve been off the internet for a week, and only just reading this thread. Good job, everybody
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:49 pm

Derwood wrote:I’ve been off the internet for a week

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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:31 pm

Just based on the screencap, this appears to be the singularity moment when the Disney and Marvel properties truly merge into one universe.
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby Derwood » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:39 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Just based on the screencap, this appears to be singularity moment when the Disney and Marvel properties truly merge into one universe.


I'm looking forward to the Disney crossover buddy comedy starring Groot, Mowgli, BB-8 and Gonzo
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby Derwood » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:59 pm

Wait, TIM BURTON directed Dumbo? That acid trip dream sequence is going to scar a generation of kids....
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:09 pm

Yeah, I'm pretty sure Burton focused, like, 90% of his attention on the pink elephant sequence.

Also pretty sure all the stuff with the crows has been banished into the void.
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby Derwood » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:10 pm

The crows sing the most famous song from the movie. I agree that they shouldn't come back, but they'll need to re-write that portion of the movie to keep the song
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby Banedon » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:50 pm

First look at Black Manta in Aquaman...

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Look ma, color!

EDIT: More pics: http://ew.com/movies/aquaman-photos/
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:17 pm

Weird minor film nerd controversy over how Criterion is inexplicably turning some of the movies they're releasing....blue. It was noticeable with Midnight Cowboy, but the upcoming Bull Durham release looks like it's been shellacked with a coat of teal. You can see comparison shots here:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_ ... lu-ray.htm

(Despite the creepy name, DVD Beaver is an awesome, awesome resource that directly compares the picture/sound/extras quality of various DVD/BR releases of the same film)

Since it doesn't come out for another month, hopefully they do like they did with Dressed to Kill when it was noticed that had a messed up picture issue and push the release back so they can fix it.
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby Derwood » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:40 am

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/gotti_2018

Gotti has a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes with 17 reviews in
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby MidoreX » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:14 am

Derwood wrote:https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/gotti_2018

Gotti has a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes with 17 reviews in


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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:22 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:Weird minor film nerd controversy over how Criterion is inexplicably turning some of the movies they're releasing....blue. It was noticeable with Midnight Cowboy, but the upcoming Bull Durham release looks like it's been shellacked with a coat of teal. You can see comparison shots here:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_ ... lu-ray.htm

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Since it doesn't come out for another month, hopefully they do like they did with Dressed to Kill when it was noticed that had a messed up picture issue and push the release back so they can fix it.


Teal version looks better.
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby 17 Seconds » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:34 am

Derwood wrote:https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/gotti_2018

Gotti has a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes with 17 reviews in


80% fan score

very dishonest!
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:40 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Weird minor film nerd controversy over how Criterion is inexplicably turning some of the movies they're releasing....blue. It was noticeable with Midnight Cowboy, but the upcoming Bull Durham release looks like it's been shellacked with a coat of teal. You can see comparison shots here:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_ ... lu-ray.htm

(Despite the creepy name, DVD Beaver is an awesome, awesome resource that directly compares the picture/sound/extras quality of various DVD/BR releases of the same film)

Since it doesn't come out for another month, hopefully they do like they did with Dressed to Kill when it was noticed that had a messed up picture issue and push the release back so they can fix it.


Teal version looks better.


In terms of things like picture clarity/detail? Definitely. But the colors are clearly all wrong.
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby Derwood » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:50 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Weird minor film nerd controversy over how Criterion is inexplicably turning some of the movies they're releasing....blue. It was noticeable with Midnight Cowboy, but the upcoming Bull Durham release looks like it's been shellacked with a coat of teal. You can see comparison shots here:

http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_ ... lu-ray.htm

(Despite the creepy name, DVD Beaver is an awesome, awesome resource that directly compares the picture/sound/extras quality of various DVD/BR releases of the same film)

Since it doesn't come out for another month, hopefully they do like they did with Dressed to Kill when it was noticed that had a messed up picture issue and push the release back so they can fix it.


Teal version looks better.


In terms of things like picture clarity/detail? Definitely. But the colors are clearly all wrong.


But you wouldn't know that without the side by side comparison
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:05 pm

Nah; everything (clothing, skin, walls) has a weird sickly hue, IMO, that makes it look like it was shot in the 2000's when everyone started going color filter crazy, which makes zero sense for a movie like this and when it was made. People were noticing it in this and MC even before seeing comparisons like this; in both cases you got early reviews with critics thinking something was wrong with their TV or the screener discs they got.
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby javy knows my name » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:19 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Nah; everything (clothing, skin, walls) has a weird sickly hue, IMO, that makes it look like it was shot in the 2000's when everyone started going color filter crazy, which makes zero sense for a movie like this and when it was made. People were noticing it in this and MC even before seeing comparisons like this; in both cases you got early reviews with critics thinking something was wrong with their TV or the screener discs they got.


The side by sides look like the difference between a movie and a multi-cam sitcom
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby Derwood » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:24 pm

javy knows my name wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Nah; everything (clothing, skin, walls) has a weird sickly hue, IMO, that makes it look like it was shot in the 2000's when everyone started going color filter crazy, which makes zero sense for a movie like this and when it was made. People were noticing it in this and MC even before seeing comparisons like this; in both cases you got early reviews with critics thinking something was wrong with their TV or the screener discs they got.


The side by sides look like the difference between a movie and a multi-cam sitcom


As a tangent: everyone needs to turn on their TV's right now and turn off whatever "Tru-Motion" setting it has for this same reason. That stupid setting makes every shot-on-film movie look like a soap opera from the late 80's
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:25 pm

javy knows my name wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:Nah; everything (clothing, skin, walls) has a weird sickly hue, IMO, that makes it look like it was shot in the 2000's when everyone started going color filter crazy, which makes zero sense for a movie like this and when it was made. People were noticing it in this and MC even before seeing comparisons like this; in both cases you got early reviews with critics thinking something was wrong with their TV or the screener discs they got.


The side by sides look like the difference between a movie and a multi-cam sitcom


Or like Ron Shelton randomly decided his movie about a horsefeathers minor league baseball team was going to look like a Technicolor musical.
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:59 am

Tag was a bit funnier than I thought it would be, but damn can we stop putting Ed Helms in stuff?
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:11 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:Tag was a bit funnier than I thought it would be, but damn can we stop putting Ed Helms in stuff?

Ed Helms is still in stuff?
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Re: Movie Thread 2: The Sequel

Postby OleMissCub » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:59 pm

Only the Brave was excellent. Turned it on just as a hangover movie, but it was very absorbing. I had completely forgotten about what it was based on, so it was particularly devastating toward the climax.
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