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What are the films prospects?
Smooth Sailing
16%
 16%  [ 1 ]
Rough Waters Ahead
33%
 33%  [ 2 ]
Taking On Water
16%
 16%  [ 1 ]
the Ship's Sunk
33%
 33%  [ 2 ]
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wilsmith
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Bigideas: I saw a few minutes of the Garbage Pail Kids movie. It was just odd.

Maninthemoon: SPOILER ALERT: In Man of Steel, there technically isn't any Kryptonite.

Boone: That all rings true to me. So... would Lolita (Kubrick), Eyes Wide Shut, The Game (Michael Douglas), in terms of plots, qualify as Film Noir? How about Brick?

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bigideas wrote:
Does anyone want to talk about movies made from trading cards?
Thinking about all of this reminded me of Garbage Pail Kids.
I'm pretty sure my mom hated it, but I think I got a few packs of them.
The GPK movie is one of those that I'm not sure if I only saw the trailer, or actually saw the complete movie.
The trailer makes it look completely stupid, but I kinda want to see it.

The Garbage Pail Kids Movie was at times horrifying but generally dull and stupid. It's kind of the long form version of a rejected Punky Brewster episode, but Henry Warnimont is a magician, Punky Brewster is a boring male kid, and Cherie Johnson is a handful of stupid, inarticulate demon turd people with brachycephaly.

There's a good chunk of Mr. Plinkett's Avatar review dedicated to it: http://redlettermedia.com/plinkett/other-movies/avatar/

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wilsmith wrote:
That all rings true to me. So... would Lolita (Kubrick), Eyes Wide Shut, The Game (Michael Douglas), in terms of plots, qualify as Film Noir? How about Brick?

It's a bit of a stretch, but I think those movies have some qualities that bring it pretty close to noir. There's kind of an established parallel subgenre that they fit into though, kind of a "descent" film. Discovering the underbelly. Movies like Hardcore and 8mm are similar, but with probably even stronger film noir qualities.

Brick certainly has some hallmarks of film noir, but is definitely more influenced by the detective novels of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, and the hardboiled detective stories of pulp magazines. Kind of "proto-noir," I guess you could say. But the naivete of the main character pushes it more into film noir.

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bigideas wrote:
Anyone have any opinion on these 90's comic/superhero movies:

The Shadow
The Phantom
Darkman

I enjoyed The Phantom quite a lot, it's a fun update of an old superhero and doesn't take itself very seriously, which is how a movie starring a guy running around in a skintight purple bodysuit ought to be. Kristy Swanson is gorgeous, and for a bit of trivia she said the scenes of her mansion were shot at the Playboy mansion as Hugh Hefner was a fan of the Phantom and allowed permission for the first time to any outside movie crew. Best if all though is Treat Williams as megalomaniacal bad guy. If you liked The Rocketeer this has a similar feel.

I remember liking The Shadow more than I expected but details about the movie haven't stuck with me.

Never seen Darkman. Got the be better than Raimi's Spider-Mans.

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So, I have had my suspicions about where Nolan would take this series of films, given he only signed on to be involved after he felt he had a Superman story he wanted to tell. With Snyder being a cinematic advocate for all things DC it's only fitting that he do another Frank Miller arch...

so yeah... I am looking forward to Dawn of Justice.

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Looks like the Batman robo-voice might be annoying.
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I think it will be limited to that particular costume, but honestly, I prefer it the Bale voice and Keaton voice, which both were pretty ridiculous. Like Batman should be in Slipknot.
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