Now that Star Wars is in the hands of the Family Friendly American Mouse Company™, how long until we get Blu-Ray releases of all the versions of the original trilogy? I mean the original theatrical releases, Special Edition 1997 theatrical release, and the DVD release. I watched the DVD edit first, and for that (and some other) reason(s) I prefer that one over all the others. However, I realize many other people grew up with different edits, and therefore think we collectively deserve ALL versions in 1080p.
I think it is up to us to bug Disney until they give in. What do you think?
Today I've had a dream about a sequel to "Kindred: The Embraced". It had a pretty mediocre name, something with "blood" in it, but the contents seemed decent. Then I woke up and was sad. Before someone mentions it, I know that "Kindred" brutally violated some parts of lore and rules of the setting. But come on, it was the best thing in media since VtMB and some of the actors did their job really well. I'm normally not a big fan of bloodsuckers, whether old-timers following in Stoker's footsteps or modern variations, but oWoD really struck a chord of some kind.
So, anyone up for a "what kind of VtM (or some other WoD) film I would like to see"?
Marvel General 4 Agent Carter got renewed for a second season, hooray. And it's going to take place in Los Angeles this time. Also a funeral scene has been confirmed for Civil War, but chances are it's not the one for Steve Rogers.
Yeah, Daredevil mostly avoided that trap by including the training montage with the origins of Matt’s “blindsight” ability and such that was frontloaded into the film. It doesn’t even show him deciding to become Daredevil or getting the suit or whatever; he’s just already Daredevil once the frontloading ends and the movie’s story begins. That left open the plothole of how he gets all those things he uses as Daredevil, though—and Marvel can’t make a glaring oversight with something that important.
My guess is that Marvel will shoot for a GOTG-style opening where the origin is frontloaded before the opening title sequence, which’ll leave open a way to transition into the opening title sequence and start the movie’s story.
Guys, against my better judgment I went to watch Terminator Genisys, and the moment the movie faded into the credits I ran away because I couldn't bear to be in the theater anymore. Because, holy shit.
Thing is, my asshole friend tells me that there was a mid-credits stinger, but he won't tell me what was on it, because according to him I should have waited. Could any of you fine sirs ellaborate on what did I miss? It would be greatly appreciated.
Of course, I highly doubt that after the weak reception the movie had, anything in that stinger will materialize.
>>43185 It's weird cuz all this time I thought he was Coldhands and I don't even thing they've ever brought him up in the show. Though it's possible this is one of the things they're actively straying from the books in.
>>43188 This guy wasn't even called the Night's King in the show itself, just a website description that has since been removed, and Martin has specifically stated that the Night's King isn't showing up in the books as anything but a legend.
There's still several possibilities for both the book and show: he might be the Night's King, who actually survived in this version, or just some other guy who became a powerful White Walker in the same manner. If it's the latter, the same guy may or may not be the one behind the Others in the book. Hell, the show staff may have deliberately left it vague when he was introduced because they hadn't decided which yet.
Guys, I recently watched the old Supergirl flick for the first time.
Make no mistake, the film's terrible, dreadful, a shitty mess... but dang, Helen Slater was a perfect cast, wasn't she? The right mix of cute, sexy, innocent, and badass. Plus, the Supergirl them Goldsmith composed for the character is (IMO of course) every bit as good, catchy and iconic-sounding as Williams' Superman theme. Such wasted potential, waht a shame.
>>42821 He's capable of automating suit production at this point and the old suits were low-quality and cheaply hashed out anyway. As for Pepper he said he cured her of it at the end due to how unstable it is. Don't think anything was mentioned about whether she lost the powers as a result or whether he fixed Hansen's formula like she wanted so Pepper could keep the powers.
>>42823 Even in the first movie, it took him mere hours for the automated process to assemble an armor. By the time of Ironman 3 he probably could have one build and ready during breakfast. Dunno why so many thought Stark destroying all those armors meant he was renouncing being Ironman, it was simply a gesture to show Pepper that he had gotten over the personal issues that plaged him during the movie.
>>42823 >>42828 That makes sense. Incidentally, when previews for the movie first came out I was under the impression that Ultron would be an amalgamation of broken suit parts that Tony forgot to tell not to self-repair into some kind of monster while deep under the ocean. How he actually got made is actually a bit cooler, though.
So, rather than save the hi-def release of the Avengers 2: Age of Ultron trailer for Agents of SHIELD next week, Marvel decided to turn the trailer leak to its advantage and released the hi-def trailer for everyone laaaaaaaate last night.
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>>41734 I watched the "There and Back Again" edit, and having only seen the first two Hobbit movies, the edit definitely improved upon them. I do have some minor complaints, some that could have been better (the Goblin King's introduction is kind of too sudden, the camera basically zooms into his face abruptly), and some that couldn't be fixed by virtue of taking out terrible scenes (taking out the dumb barrel chase ride scene meant that one dwarf was injured and then sick for no real reason... the audience has to assume he was injured and infected off screen during the barrel ride at some point).
The edit seems to fall apart during the battle of the five armies, there's no real coherence or consistency on what's happening. Example: at the end when Thorin's running after Azog, Bilbo draws his sword, looks dumbfounded, then it cuts to Thorin mowing down orc grunts and taking on Azog, then it suddenly cuts to Bilbo getting knocked out by an orc without establishing he had entered battle first. It's a little jarring.
Having not seen the third movie, I can't tell if this is because a lot of bad scenes had to be cut that tied the good scenes together.