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« Reply #960 on: April 10, 2017, 10:39:28 AM »
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« Reply #961 on: April 10, 2017, 10:44:31 AM »
I love Taika Waititi

The fact that Hunt for the Wilderpeople wasn't anywhere to be seen at the Oscars is a downright travesty.

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« Reply #962 on: April 10, 2017, 11:04:39 AM »
I love Taika Waititi

The fact that Hunt for the Wilderpeople wasn't anywhere to be seen at the Oscars is a downright travesty.

If we agree that the Academy Awards actually award excellence in the performance art of film making rather than the mutual backscratching of a curmudgeonly cabal, then yes that is an absolute travesty. It was such a majestical film.
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« Reply #963 on: June 05, 2017, 03:44:07 PM »
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« Reply #964 on: June 07, 2017, 10:41:45 AM »
I haven't seen WW yet, but it'll happen soon!

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« Reply #965 on: August 01, 2017, 11:35:40 AM »
So I guess "The Dark Tower" is going to suck? 95 minute run time, mediocre trailers and not being screened for critics until 24hrs prior to release date are all pretty bad signs.

I would have loved to have seen this series get the Game of Thrones treatment.

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« Reply #966 on: August 01, 2017, 11:44:33 AM »
So I guess "The Dark Tower" is going to suck? 95 minute run time, mediocre trailers and not being screened for critics until 24hrs prior to release date are all pretty bad signs.

I would have loved to have seen this series get the Game of Thrones treatment.

I just finished reading this interview with the director when I saw your post: http://uproxx.com/movies/the-dark-tower-nikolaj-arcel/

I didn't realize that the movie is a sequel to the books. It sounds confusing. I don't really know what they're trying to do here. I only read the first two books, a long time ago, I'll have to read the entire series soon.

Apparently a TV series is still in the works that will be canon with the movie: http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/07/31/dark-tower-tv-series-still-in-the-works

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« Reply #967 on: August 01, 2017, 01:01:34 PM »
So I guess "The Dark Tower" is going to suck? 95 minute run time, mediocre trailers and not being screened for critics until 24hrs prior to release date are all pretty bad signs.

I would have loved to have seen this series get the Game of Thrones treatment.

I just finished reading this interview with the director when I saw your post: http://uproxx.com/movies/the-dark-tower-nikolaj-arcel/

I didn't realize that the movie is a sequel to the books. It sounds confusing. I don't really know what they're trying to do here. I only read the first two books, a long time ago, I'll have to read the entire series soon.

Apparently a TV series is still in the works that will be canon with the movie: http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/07/31/dark-tower-tv-series-still-in-the-works

It can make sense that this is a sequel to the books and you wouldn't have had to read the books to understand it. I won't give any spoilers, but if it's what I think it is, it makes sense that this is a sequel.

Also would prefer the Game of Thrones treatment. It is an epic series and while I understand the sequel part, I don't see how it can all fit in 93 min, unless there are more movies to come, or it's not what I think it is at all.

I'll see it for sure since it's one of my favorite novel series, but I am not getting my hopes up.

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« Reply #968 on: August 01, 2017, 02:13:09 PM »
Saw Dunkirk the other day. Might be one of the best war films ever made.
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« Reply #969 on: August 01, 2017, 02:18:10 PM »
So I guess "The Dark Tower" is going to suck? 95 minute run time, mediocre trailers and not being screened for critics until 24hrs prior to release date are all pretty bad signs.

I would have loved to have seen this series get the Game of Thrones treatment.

I just finished reading this interview with the director when I saw your post: http://uproxx.com/movies/the-dark-tower-nikolaj-arcel/

I didn't realize that the movie is a sequel to the books. It sounds confusing. I don't really know what they're trying to do here. I only read the first two books, a long time ago, I'll have to read the entire series soon.

Apparently a TV series is still in the works that will be canon with the movie: http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/07/31/dark-tower-tv-series-still-in-the-works

Yea, it sounds like they either didn't have a clear interpretation of what to do in the movie or were simply just concerned about a lucrative budget. This one was made for only 60 million and only features a couple of main characters from the books. I'm not sure what the point of it is, really; why not just stick only with the tv series?

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« Reply #970 on: August 01, 2017, 02:24:35 PM »

I'll see it for sure since it's one of my favorite novel series, but I am not getting my hopes up.

It's one of my favourites too. My hopes are immeasurably low though.

I'm a lot more optimistic on "It" and "Mr. Mercedes." Brendan Gleeson for the lead on the latter is perfect casting and Dennis Lehane wrote a number of the episodes.

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« Reply #971 on: August 01, 2017, 02:37:27 PM »
Yea, it sounds like they either didn't have a clear interpretation of what to do in the movie or were simply just concerned about a lucrative budget. This one was made for only 60 million and only features a couple of main characters from the books. I'm not sure what the point of it is, really; why not just stick only with the tv series?

I think they recognized they couldn't really do the books justice in terms of a movie - or, maybe even with a TV series - so they decided to go the sequel/alternate timeline thing as a way to tell stories from the world without the burden of having to cut parts from the books, combine characters, and the various other things that happen when a series like this is put on screen.

Doing movies and a TV series actually allows them to tell more stories, assuming that's the idea behind it. The movies will likely stick the main story, while the show will be able to expand the universe, and tell stories that enrich the experience - and that may be referenced in the movies, or impact events indirectly - but aren't essential to the plot.
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« Reply #972 on: August 01, 2017, 02:41:14 PM »
Saw Dunkirk the other day. Might be one of the best war films ever made.

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« Reply #973 on: August 01, 2017, 04:17:30 PM »
So I guess "The Dark Tower" is going to suck? 95 minute run time, mediocre trailers and not being screened for critics until 24hrs prior to release date are all pretty bad signs.

I would have loved to have seen this series get the Game of Thrones treatment.

I just finished reading this interview with the director when I saw your post: http://uproxx.com/movies/the-dark-tower-nikolaj-arcel/

I didn't realize that the movie is a sequel to the books. It sounds confusing. I don't really know what they're trying to do here. I only read the first two books, a long time ago, I'll have to read the entire series soon.

Apparently a TV series is still in the works that will be canon with the movie: http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/07/31/dark-tower-tv-series-still-in-the-works

Yea, it sounds like they either didn't have a clear interpretation of what to do in the movie or were simply just concerned about a lucrative budget. This one was made for only 60 million and only features a couple of main characters from the books. I'm not sure what the point of it is, really; why not just stick only with the tv series?

This may not add much but I would say that over the years I've met a lot of people who like the series of books and whenever I've asked them what they're about I've never really gotten an answer that either made me want to read them or that I entirely understood.

Admittedly, that may be a flaw on the part of me or my friends but I understand why that might translate into a situation where the larger apparatus of Hollywood is reluctant to sink too much into something that doesn't have an obvious hook.
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« Reply #974 on: August 01, 2017, 07:32:27 PM »
So I guess "The Dark Tower" is going to suck? 95 minute run time, mediocre trailers and not being screened for critics until 24hrs prior to release date are all pretty bad signs.

I would have loved to have seen this series get the Game of Thrones treatment.

I just finished reading this interview with the director when I saw your post: http://uproxx.com/movies/the-dark-tower-nikolaj-arcel/

I didn't realize that the movie is a sequel to the books. It sounds confusing. I don't really know what they're trying to do here. I only read the first two books, a long time ago, I'll have to read the entire series soon.

Apparently a TV series is still in the works that will be canon with the movie: http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/07/31/dark-tower-tv-series-still-in-the-works

Yea, it sounds like they either didn't have a clear interpretation of what to do in the movie or were simply just concerned about a lucrative budget. This one was made for only 60 million and only features a couple of main characters from the books. I'm not sure what the point of it is, really; why not just stick only with the tv series?

This may not add much but I would say that over the years I've met a lot of people who like the series of books and whenever I've asked them what they're about I've never really gotten an answer that either made me want to read them or that I entirely understood.

Admittedly, that may be a flaw on the part of me or my friends but I understand why that might translate into a situation where the larger apparatus of Hollywood is reluctant to sink too much into something that doesn't have an obvious hook.

You know it is a pretty odd series to describe really. It incorporates elements of science fiction, horror, adventure, fantasy all the while kind of living in a full out western movie. The later books get a little odder, add some ill-fitting meta elements to it and certainly wouldn't be easy to adapt. I completely get the trepidation on Hollywood's part; I just think that if they decide to adapt it then just go all the way in. Or don't adapt it at all. A watered down 95 minute movie with barely an iota of the main characters probably isn't going to hook anybody in.