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  1. It's excellent, but I'm not sure it's that under-rated, makes regular appearance in "top 20 Christmas films" type lists. But I guess it may be better known in the UK than US?

  2. Is he seeing this as his chance at redemption? In which case, expect him to slip back for film 4 and be unworkwithable for 5.

    Or does he have a huge Potter geek child? In which case, the power of hero-dad could be his salvation.

  3. 14 hours ago, Brn2bwild said:

    Tom Hooper means there will be all sorts of strange angles, jerky editing, and close ups.  That was fine for a hyper "real" production like John Adams or Les Miserables, but I'm not sure if that works here.

    As long as he shows better judgment than asking Russel Crowe to sing

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  4. First look pic



    Mr Bernard Cornwell, in makeup, for his cameo



    S03E01 to be screened exclusively at Comicon London, 27/10/18 - so a good chance of release before the end of this year, almost certainly being given dates in 2 weeks


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  5. 11 hours ago, ganesh said:

    I bet Min would be the one to go. I tend to think you absolutely need the others. 

    I don't think you can get rid of any of them; but none of the three really need to be introduced in the first season (though Min & Elayne ought to be).

    Elayne is needed more for Egwene's storyline; so she could drop out of the love-quadrangle very easily; leaving it for Min and Aviendha - which would be fine, and could work if shown as indecision and cheating on each of them; but nothing will work in terms of them all getting together and just accepting it. It didn't in the books, and I can't see a way of that working out okay on the show.

  6. Q&A with the showrunner, after the show had been picked up, but shortly before being green lit


    Main take-aways:



    The books will not be mapped 1:1 to the TV show seasons. This sounds like the approach taken by The Expanse (which took all of Season 1 and then 4 episodes from Season 2 to adapt Book 1, then 8 episodes of Season 2 and 5 from Season 3 to adapt Book 2 etc) and the new His Dark Materials show (which will adapt 3 books across 5 seasons).
        Episodes will be 1 hour long each.
        There'll be more than 5, but definitely less than 14, seasons in total.
        Amazon hasn't greenlit the project yet but there's been positive sounds in the last few months (which is why he's been allowed to do the Q&A).
        New Spring may be adapted as well, possibly as a special of some kind once the series is fully underway (could be a good way of keeping Moiraine and Lan's actors interested when they're not doing much in the main series).
        The TV show will be a faithful adaptation of the books, but will of course have to condense some characters, storylines. Apparently the "latter middle" section of the series may be compressed a bit more (i.e. PoD through CoT, surprising nobody). Judkins notes himself as a Lady Stoneheart fan (from Game of Thrones) and was sorry to see her cut from the TV show, but these things are sometimes necessary.
        He wants to cast Rand and the Aiel as "tall gingers" if possible.
        On LGTBQ+ representati on, there'll be "pillow friends out of the wazoo."
        How channelling will be ha ndled is still being discussed, but Judkins liked how the magic was done in Doctor Strange and Avengers: Infinity War, which may serve as a template.
        Trollocs and other Shadowspawn may be a combination of CGI and prosthetics, but he feels that prosthetics is better for both actor and viewer immersion.
        Billy Zane will not be reprising his role of Ishamael from the Red Eagle informercial.
        Judkins is aiming for the quality level o f the LotR movies or GoT, definitely not Shannara.
        Brandon Sanderson, Harriet and the rest of Team Jordan will advise on the show's development, some more than others (I suspect Brandon will be busy with his own books to do a huge amount, though).
        Confirmed characters: Rand, Egwene, Cenn Buie (if less than in the book), Logain (in an expanded role), Tam, Bela, Padan Fain (who'll be less obviously a villain), Faile, Mat. His favourite Forsaken are Graendal and Moghedien, so it sounds like they'll be in as well.
        Unconfirmed characters: Aviendha, Min, Elayne. Judkins notes that the four-way relationship from the books isn't really viable for the show and will be changed. He refused to confirm if this means that some of these characters will be merged or cut. I suspect this is the most controversial take-away from the Q&A. My guess is that the characters will still be in the show and Rand may be sequential relationships with them, but won't be in a polygamous relationship with all of them at once.
        His favourite character is Egwene and his favourite scene is Dumai's Wells. His least favourite character is Faile, but promises she'll be awesome on the show. In terms of tough scene s to write, Tel'aran'rhiod is proving problematic (mainly as they won't know how it's going to be depicted until the vfx department comes on board).
        There'll be less braid-tugging and dress-smoothing than in the books. There will be one braid-tug in the first episode thoug h.
        No decision yet on filming locations. He hopes the budget will be large enough so they can visit the most appropriate lo cations around the world.

    News of the green light, and some specialties here:



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  7. 5 hours ago, Joe said:

    I have long wanted a David Attenborough version of some movies. Forget the plot, just show off the worldbuilding. A day in the life. James Cameron's Avatar and the recent Planet of the Apes are two contenders for this. Not that I'm making any unfortunate comparisons, mind you. But I think you get the idea.

    Exactly; you could have Attenborough doing the natural history of the location; Bettany Hughes doing the ancient history; Simon Schama doing "modern" history, or Michael Wood doing one his "walking through" histories.


    I've been known to suggest the same for Lord of the Rings...

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  8. 1 hour ago, HunterHunted said:
    • Thanos' decimation (what do you call a decimation when it's not 10%, but literally half) is going rightly concern nations when it comes the Infinity stones and if they're still in existence and who has them.



    Semimation? (A bit too close to semimation maybe)

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  9. 2 hours ago, ChromaKelly said:

    IDK if any of you have kids around the age of 8-14, but this movie is the biggest thing since sliced bread with that age group. My daughters (age 13) had a school dance at the end of last school year and The Greatest Showman was heavily featured in the song rotation. Friends have had TGS-themed parties. My son is a figure skater and every week at the end of skate camp, they put on a show. Guess what songs they always did? Every competition we've been to has someone doing a song from it. No, it's the best movie ever, but it's just fun. I like that there's a good, family movie that's not animated. My daughter once listened to nothing but Rewrite the Stars for an entire week. She might have a problem.

    One of our local primary schools did some of the songs for their end-of-year production a few months back.

    Hugh sent them a video message, and a huge bouquet of flowers "to make amends for his absence"


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  10. 22 hours ago, Dejana said:

    It looks like a double feature boost (studio pairs old movie with new movie at drive-in theaters, both titles get to claim all the money), which is a standard box office accounting tactic every studio uses in attempting to give a movie one last boost. Another method is when the grosses from sneak previews are rolled into the total of a movie that's already out. It doesn't usually happen so late into a movie's run these days, so it doesn't stand out as much, but this is a pretty mild case. If A Wrinkle in Time had been more popular, Black Panther could have been paired with Incredibles 2 and the increase from week to week wouldn't have been so drastic.

    That all sounds like shenanigans to me.

  11. On 6/3/2018 at 7:29 PM, Dejana said:

    Black Panther   $247,000 | 284 Theaters | $870 Avg. | $200M Budget | $699,129,949


    On 6/10/2018 at 6:45 PM, Dejana said:

    Black Panther   $138,693 | 186 Theaters | $746 Avg. | $200-210M Budget | $699,389,760    



    On 6/17/2018 at 8:42 PM, Dejana said:

    Black Panther   $144,983 | 146 Theaters | $993 Avg. | $200-210M Budget | $699,613,337 



    On 6/25/2018 at 4:11 AM, Dejana said:

    Black Panther   $74,000 | 115 Theaters | $643 Avg. | $200-210M Budget | $699,745,468     


    On 7/1/2018 at 7:33 PM, Dejana said:

    Black Panther   $34,301 | 80 Theaters | $405 Avg. | $200-210M Budet | $699,817,122



    On 7/8/2018 at 7:39 PM, Dejana said:

    Black Panther   $38,000 | 52 Theaters | $731 Avg. | $200-210M Budget | $699,882,707



    On 7/16/2018 at 4:21 AM, Dejana said:

    Black Panther   $13,859 | 28 Theaters | $495 Avg. | $200-210M Budget | $699,900,852



    On 7/22/2018 at 7:37 PM, Dejana said:

    Black Panther   $25,445 | 154 Theaters | $162 Avg. | $200-210M Budget | $699,932,307



    On 7/29/2018 at 8:59 PM, Dejana said:

    Black Panther   $3,000 | 15 Theaters | $200 Avg. | $200-210M Budget | $699,955,434



    16 hours ago, Dejana said:

    Black Panther   $35,000 | 25 Theaters | $1,400 Avg. | $200-210M Budget | $700,004,026



    I'm calling shenanigans. Hasn't hit that average since May 11-13

  12. Surely it goes without saying that Ginn, or anyone else for that matter, should be prosecuted IF they've engaged in paedophilia.


    As for "something that actually happened", I'm sure I read that the thing that happened was that Ginn turned up and walked out on a speaking engagement when he found out that a convicted paedophile was on the panel. If what I read was accurate, then no, Gunn should not be prosecuted.

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  13. On 18/07/2018 at 1:00 PM, Dejana said:

    It's so annoying! Just a week later with the DVD release and it would have crossed $700 million months ago.

    Back up to a quarter of the necessary. But then, they did increase the number of theaters by 550% to get that

  14. 18 hours ago, JessePinkman said:

    Black Panther inching toward $700 million domestic is torturous. Disney really should have pushed back to the DVD/Blu-ray release.

    It's gonna be around till Christmas

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