They’ve been putting out non-nude versions of the magazine in various overseas markets for years, and it’s done well in those markets. (The brand name still has at least some value left in it.) It's been moving towards being more of a generalized men's magazine for years, and the non-nude move will put it there for good. The magazine will still feature sexy pictorials, but they'll no longer have nudity.
The MST3K Kickstarter has managed to reach the "nine new episodes" level. On top of that, Mark Hamill, Jerry Seinfeld, and Joel McHale have expressed an interest in doing cameo appearances for the new episodes.
>>44352 Would like the digital editions to be put someplace decent. Rifftrax would be nice as they've been rather consistent at keeping my account from going to crap, unlike the site I bought some Cinematic Titanic which has long since died.
While I have a moment to say something about Star Tr3k: damn, why y’all so salty, tho’?
Ohnoes! Shitloads of action! That’s all the movie is gonna be! Why must the trailer give away every bit of the movie like that? …jeez, it’s like you guys don’t even know what marketing is. NO SHIT the initial teaser is gonna show lots of action and shit—did you really expect a Picard-esque speech? And besides that, so what if there’s a lot of action? TOS used pulp space adventures and (for its time) "holy shit" visuals to draw people in, then offered up the social commentary and morals and whatnot. If ST:B can deliver an action-packed film with a solid message/theme lying underneath (and Fury Road proved that such a thing can be done), it will actually be closer to TOS in both spirit and execution than the first two NuTrek movies combined.
Seriously, get yer panties unbunched and give the film a sporting chance. At least wait for the next trailer before writing it off.
>>44385 Because look at the first 2 movie trailers. Orchestrated music, epic emotional undertones. It felt like Trek. It showed action, but not for literally 100% of the entire trailer, cut to the fucking Beastie Boys of all things. I can understand if that was for a TV spot, but a reveal trailer is supposed to give us first impressions of what the film will be like. And my impression is that it's going to be a cheesy Marvel-style action flick.
It's being directed by someone who has only ever done brainless action movies, stuff on Community and some of the shittier episodes of True Detective. Definitely not my first choice when it comes to Star Trek. Though I guess it would be for JJ who has admitted he hates Star Trek in the past. You'd think he'd give the franchise a bit more respect after the last two movies but apparently not.
In all honesty it may very well be a decent movie. But the trailer is an embarrassment.
>>44393 Looks like big dumb schlocky fun just like the original. There's been a lot of speculation about what would happen in the aftermath of the first movie, how different this post-invasion world would be to ours, so I'm happy the sequels's going to go into that.
Darn it, I bought a bunch of movie blu-rays and now realize that I've lost the remote for the player, and the stupid thing only has playback buttons on the front panel. I can't navigate menus to view those extras I enjoy so much! I wonder if I can ask for a universal remote for xmas...
And we continue to be told fek all about anything but get more tough talk like "paranormal warriors". I've no clue were things are going other than it sounding like some kinda MiB with ghosts mashup according to that old Sony pitch.
>>44442 That's a pretty cute pic of black!Hermione. Better than most crap of this kind which is the expected outcome of all the harassment that comes from Tumblr if you DON'T portray nonwhite characters 'with exaggeratedly racist traits. I've seen fanartists literally get shat on for whitewashing because they refused to draw their black characters with Sambo face or give their Asian characters literal slits for eyes and sallow skin.
>>44449 Probably another dumb paradox. Since aromantic means you don't feel romantic love regardless of whatever sexual desires you might have, and demisexual means you can only feel sexual desire towards people if you also have romantic interest in them first.
>Hermione is now black, for the films..and I guess the books(?).
Uh, no. If anything, this is more about Rowling having no problem with people—including the theatre group putting on the Harry Potter play mentioned in the linked article—interpreting Hermoine as being black. Hermoine’s race was never explicitly stated in the books. Why couldn’t she be black?
>>44453 There is a moment in Prisioners of Azkaban (I think) where Hermione was described as "very brown". In context, most likely the "brown" is her getting a tan, but it could be easily taken as her being black. In all honest, this is a non-issue.
>>44453 She's racially ambiguous, which technically means no particular group is right. If you still want to think she's white, that's fine. If you think she's black, that's also fine. If you think she's Jakartan, well things get iffy, but if your headcanon includes the justification that she's adopted, biracial, or has a step-parent, you're still not wrong. Everybody wins. But to a large swathe of Tumblr, if you choose to depict such a character as belonging to any group other than the most stereotypically disprivileged ever, it makes you a bigot. Even if you are such a Jakartan just looking for some self-representation of your own, some people are going to jump on you anyway with the logic that "black people need the representation more", or that you're __washing a "canon" black character (even though no such thing was stated).
It's happened a lot of times in other fandoms. If you know anything about the infamous Hanji Zoe gender drama, the official statement is that Hanji is literally whatever gender you think they are including nonbinary, cis woman, or binary trans (wo)man. Basically, another "everybody wins" situation, but a lot of fans instead took this to mean Hanji is nonbinary only and anyone who admitted to headcanoning otherwise or used he/she pronouns got flamed and sent death threats. The same thing is happening with the player character from Undertale, even though a lot of the "guilty" party are East Asian artists whose English probably isn't good enough to even understand why people are yelling at them.
>>44462 Because Tumblr is where I spend a lot of my time these days, and thus I've witnessed a lot of this first-hand. I'm not being hyperbolic. These are things that actually happen at a far too high frequency to be healthy. I thought I gave up on 4Chan to avoid dickery, not submit myself to more of it.
>>44471 I stopped watching the people who where being militantly PC. I lost some good content but I enjoy the whole experience more. Besides, old mutuals will reblog the better stuff. I still get the occasional bites of insanity, but it's far easier to ignore.
Tumblr is what you make of it. Of you see SJW insanity it's because you're following people who reblog it.
>>44473 I do but it can be harder than you think. Sometimes things are worded in a way that they leak through, the terms are so ambiguous or are as frequently used to support good causes or call out things that actually deserve it as for hate.
And sometimes the people I follow are on the receiving end of the hate. I'm not going to unfollow a good content creator for that. It's like that one Rose Quartz meltdown. Even if the creator is a perfectly fine person, once some douchebag motivated by a petty personal grudge, fan of a rival pairing, or maybe a complete stranger who wants to start shit identifies something problematic in their work (then comes up with some warped justification for their original callout post if it becomes clear they were wrong in the first place), they gets tainted with an undeserved reputation for bigotry which invites continued unpleasantness from bandwagon jumpers long after the original incident has faded.
It's not like it's unique to Tumblr but the reblog system which the site is built upon is especially easy to twist for this purpose.
Just watched the entirety of Ash Vs Evil dead, was very good. I wonder, what did the hardcore fans think of the ending? I could see some fans not particualry enjoying Ash's way to handle the problem (Pablo and Kelly certainly didn't).
Also, those Rednecks are so going to return in the second season.
>>44655 It was totally in character for him, you can't beat him, he will incompetence out luck you or out endure you if not straight up slaughter you, bargaining is a hilarious and effective way of combating him.
Further more it demonstrates his complete lack of understanding of even the concept of what is at stake.
>>44657 I think it does show a tiny bit of character development for him, I mean, Ash DID reject the easy way out at first. Thing is, even if he had used the dagger, they still were in the cabin. Ash knows that he can survive the night, but Pedr-- Pablo and Kelly won't.
Articles catching why things like Creed and Force Awakens worked with the mix of Reboot/Sequel. But miss the films that tried to be just reboots and failed. Fantastic Four and Robocop being two of the films that come to mind for me.
Really wish the coming Ghostbusters had that same blend. Three down and out academics losing credibility working to redeem themselves. Find one of the old franchise tapes Ghostbusters Inc sent out. As a lark they send off for the franchise start up kit. We get more time the three they have their "Library Ghost" encounter and rush back to their HQ to find a slightly slimy and dusty crate with the faded Ghostbusters Logo on the box. In the crate are formulas and blueprints for the equipment along with a Tobin's Spirit Guide and set of four time worn jumpsuits... with all their names attached including the fourth who now just shows up at the door "You ladies won't believe what I've just seen. *cue spooky music stinger startup* "Oh, I think we would."
But nah some kinda Government MIB thing hiding the ghost from the public and stuff and fighting hordes of mook ghosts. Least according to the leaked pitch.
Because the way it is now it divides the fanbase instead of bringing things together. Hope others planning Reboots in the future take this hybrid approach. I think it works a lot smarter.
>>44678 The problem with a reboot is that it is absolutely essential that the person at the helm gets it, what made the original work. It can be the "same thing only bigger" kind of remake, or taking just the basic elements and doing something different, but the spirit has to be there. Add the problem that a lot of these franchises that are being rebooted are from the 70s and 80s, and both Hollywood and the audiences being catered by Hollywood are simply not the same.
Like, just look at the recent Poltergeist reboot. It's essentially the same damn movie, but removing all the awe and wonder, the sense of adventure and challenging the unknow that complemented the horror so well in the original. My favorite scene in the original is that one where Tangina is explaining what's going in the house, and it's a fascinating moment of exposition, the impossible being elegantly described by writing, acting, and music. In the reboot, the equivalent scene basically was "hey mates, them ghosts be angry, yo". Way to miss the point.
http://www.scified.com/pacificrim2/universal-likely-pulling-the-plug-on-pacific-rim-2#ixzz3wbyaa9wV >Unfortunately, not all of these giant monster films may see the light of day. One in particular is heartbreaking. According to sources speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Pacific Rim 2 has been taken off the table at Universal and shelved indefinitely. The dream is dead. Everybody go home. And why does Guillermo del Toro have such bad luck?
>>44700 I am honestly kinda relieved. After the bizarre box office returns of the first film, there is no way Del Toro would be left to do what he wanted to do with the sequel, exec meddling by the studios was guaranteed. I think it's better that PacRim is left as a one-hit wonder.
>>44706 Still a shame how any projects he had his heart in and executives fucked it up for multitude of reasons. I still think Warner Bros shorted the Theatrical on Pacific Rim to pump Man of Steel released about the same time.
>>44706 Thats odd to think of, though. Because due to GDT's swift and efficient production, he left being an exec darling. He's the dream director for so many suits. Creative, stylistic, underbudget, ahead of schedule and friggin' loveable.
>>44709 Thing with Del Totoro is, he's got a knack for genere stuff that is difficult to sell to mainstream audiences. To this day I still think it's a miracle that Pan's Labyrinth became so popular, awesome as that movie is.
This is going to be such a bizarre thing to see if they don't do a trailer at the Super Bowl. Everyone will have some experience with the film except the audience. T-Shirts, Hats, Lunchboxes, Travel Mugs and balloons for the kids but with no reference that a kid will have seen to know who these women are. Just like that Hospital Visit.
Or they retailers get the licenses and all they use is Slimer and the "No Ghost" Logo. Now where is Dennys with my Ecto Slimed Breakfast with Green Citrus Slime Sauce.
I mean last Week no new info aside from "Mayor from Original Films dies."
>>44916 >Or they retailers get the licenses and all they use is Slimer and the "No Ghost" Logo. Now where is Dennys with my Ecto Slimed Breakfast with Green Citrus Slime Sauce. > More importantly, where are my Ecto Coolers.
Lost another yesterday to cancer. Joe Alaskey voice of Daffy, Bugs. Sylvester and Tweety. Marvin the Martian (in Duck Dodgers) Plucky Duck list goes on as he was one of those that took over for Mel Blanc.
Yea its the iconic nature that holds with people that and their animal growl siren. Especially the siren. Just hope it keeps to the fresh and raw nature of the Ghostbusters as they head out. "Never had a proper field test." Huddling into the corner of the elevator as they flip the switch on the Proton Packs. And that is also an iconic sound.
So much if the filim is iconic. Sights the sounds the lines. Making it so much New York via Boston and CGI as noted means many landmarks not being seen or looking poor. Beyond that we don't know the story is and that while every other film coming out this year has already shown multiple trailers. Someone doesn't know how to promote a supposed Tentpole franchise leading film.
In WWE? Depends on which roster you follow. Right now, the main roster is pretty depleted due to injuries (a running joke on /wooo/ said Bryan was responsible for those injuries as a result of not being cleared to wrestle), but Kevin Owens (the former Kevin Steen), Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, Becky Lynch, and Sasha Banks are still worth watching. Down in NXT, there are plenty of wrestlers worth checking out: Samoa Joe, Sami Zayn (who is totally not El Generico without the mask, no siree), Bayley, Asuka (the former KANA), Enzo Amore & Colin Cassidy, Finn Bálor, Apollo Crews (the former Uhaa Nation), and American Alpha (Chad Gable & Jason Jordan) are all standout talents right now, while indie star Austin Aries and New Japan standout Shinsuke Nakamura are both heading to NXT soon.
Everywhere else? That's a bit of a toss-up, and it depends on your tastes in what you like in terms of wrestling. PWG is the "indie supercard" promotion, and while it does tend to showcase some of the worst traits of indie wrestling at times, it always puts on a hell of a show with top-tier talent. If someone works a PWG show, they're more than likely good at what they do. ROH is where D-Bry got his start, and while it has fallen a bit since the glory days of Danielson and McGuinness, it still holds its place as the "#3 promotion" (by virtue of TNA being the "#2" [in more ways than one]). If you're looking for something a little different, I suggest checking out Lucha Underground—it’s filmed and presented more as a traditional television show than as a sporting event, and it just started its second season, so catching up on the first season storylines won’t be too big a hassle. (I do recommend watching as much of the first season as you can, though. LU put on a lot of legit great matches in Season One, including GRAVE CONSEQUENCES, Aztec Warfare, All Night Long, and the infamous Cero Miedo match from the season finalé.) If you have access to the AXS network, they run an hour-long New Japan show every week that features English commentary and subtitled promos; Mauro Ranallo did commentary for the show up until WWE hired him for Smackdown (where he's doing a good job), and legendary commentator Jim Ross will eventually replace Ranallo.
Oh, and while you won’t see shit like this every week, this here is a good taste of Lucha Underground. Shit is basically lucha libre meets Mortal Kombat; it’s fun as hell and each episode is only an hour long (as opposed to the three-hour slog that is WWE Raw).
WWE's two main shows—Raw and SmackDown—air on USA (Monday and Thursday, respectively). NXT, which is WWE’s developmental show/Triple H’s insidious plan to destroy the indies, airs every Wednesday on the WWE Network. ROH has a weekly show, but it’s only broadcast on stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group (which owns ROH), so check local listings to see if it even airs in your area. NJPW on AXS airs on…well, AXS—every Friday at 9pm East Coast Time, to be exact. Lucha Underground airs on the El Rey network every Wednesday at 8pm East Coast Time.
And just like that, Daniel Bryan has officially ended his career, and I feel pretty fucking certain that my wrestling fandom went with it. Won’t get any better than D-Bry, and I really don’t care about much of wrestling outside of Lucha Underground. So…fuck. Gotta find something new to do on Mondays (and PPV Sundays).
I'm wondering who in Hollywood finally cracked the code and created the Reboot/Sequel.
Fuller House is another of those that seems to get it.
DJ is Danny Steph is Jessie Kimmie is Joey
But also bringing the originals back into the mix to keep that base but also allow for forward momentum with a new generation.
This looks to be a formula that works letting the older fans and those who know the story combine with it while having new characters around for new fans.
As someone working on pitch material I find this to be an intresting formula to have been created or at least perfected. And wondering why Ghostbusters went with the utter failure of the Reboot in Name only (pretty much another film entirely) method that made Robocop such a steaming pile.
Its interesting how this is the only place online I've seen such negativity towards Ghostbusters. Like, yeah you see it in other places, but its drowned out. Here, where its just, like, 4 people posting... Huh...
As funny and good as the original films were (YMMV with GB2), my liking those films does not entitle the “rebootquel” Ghostbusters flick to an automatic positive reception. You hang around places where people obviously believe otherwise. (Well, that, or they refuse to shittalk the film so they won’t be seen as sexist.)
I get it that it's thought to be inspiring lady scientists being badass but also it's overlooking what's been a thing for decades women being part of the Ghostbusters team and both boys and girls dressing in the suits. But hey the cartoons don't matter I guess.
>>45230 Does kinda suck. Cartoons and the Comics having female lead mixed teams for while now and they coming along with the movie acting like this have never been represented before and they are the first.
>>45232 >Because the truth is that nobody remember those cartoons or cares about them
I am not even the guy you are arguing with, but seriously, speak for yourself. I hold in much better regard the The Real Ghostbusters cartoon than the second film, and you will find plenty of people in the fandom who share my opinion.
>>45275 >>45279 I'm not a fan of Leo myself, but I feel Inarritu's not given enough credit here. I mean, its HIS movie. If anything, it proved the guy can direct actors because god damn Tom Hardy was the best in the picture.
>>45281 We don't talk about Bane in this house. (I mean yes we do but) Nor Star Trek Nemesis.
Oddly enough he showed he had a great "gruff and menacing" voice in Bronson, which he was cast as Bane for. But he went with the Late Show Host voice instead. That's weird, definitely. But he's made up for it. Legend, while unstructured and unstoried, was basically the Tom Hardy power hour, where he was cut loose and let act for two hours in a very solid couple of performances, so was, again, Bronson and again in Revenant - and Mad Max, while not a character piece of performance show, he still did a solid job doing the strong silent type.
Which is always kinda weird because he is 100% bisho.
>>45287 This actually makes a lot of sense, both series have established that once you get involved you are fucked no matter what, they only way you could conceivably have tension is if they were fighting over who gets to kill you.
>“But I got to work with Slimer, dude. Like Slimer!!! I’m in a scene with Slimer! I’m a huge Ghostbusters fan and it was a dream come true.”
Cool some people look enthused to be in the film.
And looks like Slimer will have his scene.
>“I play the FBI agent who works for the mayor,” revealed Williams when he popped into the Entertainment Weekly Radio studios on Thursday. “Our whole thing is, we’re going to tell the people it was a flash in the sky and ‘Run along little women with your ghosts, we got this.’
>"Run along little women with your ghosts, we got this."
Really hope that's a one time line and not a running "gag".
Gods of Egypt really was pretty horrible, but damn I have to admit, I'd love to get my hands on the concept art for it. There was a lot of really smart visual concepts going on in the movie, though they completely destroyed those with green screens.
Australia as it turns out, are the ones that got fucked on Gods of Eqypt, they gave the movie such enormous tax breaks that Lionsgate is only on the hook for ten million while the rest is Australia's loss as this was supposed to be to Australia what Lord of The Rings was to New Zealand. Which is dumb for a lot of reasons but mostly because it's FUCKING CALLED GODS OF EQYPT.
I’d feel bad for the guy if he could actually admit that maybe, just maybe, he made a film that didn’t work on any level. But if he wants to blame the film’s failure on critics saying “the movie sucks”, he’s passing the buck. Critics didn’t make a shitty movie; he did. The film had failures on multiple levels, but as director, he has to take the credit/blame for not trying to prevent (or at least undo) those failures.
I understand his anger. I do. But blaming “innocents” for the failures of his film—a film he directed and oversaw and attached his name to with pride—makes him a gigantic ass.
>>45323 >>45320 This is less about Gods of Egypt and more about the fact every movie he's made since i, Robot, itself heavily critiqued, has been a failure. Ironically he's a really good director on smaller indie projects, one of which he recently did and also failed.
He's scared he may literally never work in the industry again, which is not an excuse but you can kinda get it.
>In the reboot, Slimer appears during the Ghostbusters’ first official gig, we’re told.
Yea at the hotel
>The ’busters — Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones — are called to Rockefeller Center to dispense with the ghost of a fat Mafia guy.
>McKinnon — the Egon in this version — tests out her new Proton Pack on the ghost and shoots off his arms, legs and torso, leaving only a disembodied head. Voila, Slimer!
>The head gets away, but videos of their battle with the ghost go viral. Unfortunately, everyone thinks it’s a joke and the evening news refers to the gals as “Ghostbusters.”
>VIRAL VIDEOS BEING THE SOURCE FOR FAME AND NAME.
I mean I hope they are bullshitting. But too much of that just seems like the common traits of "underdog" films currently with the internet celebrity and stuff. That and the need for someone that misses the point doing a reboot and feels they have to explain things that really didn't need explaining.
>>45330 Well yea like say one of he smaller Superhero teams Teen Titans or Young Justice could work well as that kinda start up. Young Justice in particular I think could work that kind of social media angle.
This... we'll know tomorrow if works out. But some of those things just didn't need to be delved into and were better left as is or a mystery.
>>45332 But it wasn't really left a mystery in Ghostbusters? It's more like Ghostbusters was about treating ghost hunting as heavy duty science and egineering applied to pragmatically solve a problem, and none of those traits are accentuated very well in getting fame by looking funny in a video that got popular via chance occurance.
Well we knew what Slimer is "Class Five Full Roaming Vapor" according to the CDI classification system. And all other information coming from the more common known Tobins Spirit Guide and the lesser mentioned Spates Catalog.
I'm just speaking on what/who he'd been. Something people really didn't care about. It was interesting to speculate but not crucial and added to the mystery to how Ghosts formed other than that Zuul the Traveler was pulling them all to that area.
I did like that is was mostly hard science applied to the metaphysical realm of ancient deities from the stars.
Good amount of the movie dedicated to them explaining the tech and doing experiments.
I am one of the naysayers in this thread, and I am still not convinced that this reboot was necessary, but I liked the trailer. The tone feels right, and in fact reminds me a lot to the cartoon.
And I expected, Not-Egon is going to be my favorite character in the film, loved everything about her in the trailer. OTOH, I am not sure about Not-Peter seemingly being a legit scientiest this time around. Who knows, perhaps they will make that angle work.
>>45344 Well yea. You've got trolls that are going to hit it for things and then others that are going to try to voice actual concerns and they'll be drowned out by those just shitting for the sake of shitting.
Also >Trailer sets it up like a sequel
MAKE UP YOUR MIND!!
Also I fear Fem Egon is to Quirky for her own good not to become nails on a chalkboard as the film goes on.
So, 2016 decided to take someone else from the pro wrestling world…and boy, does this one hurt.
Eiji Ezaki, best known to his fans as Hayabusa, died yesterday of a subarachnoid hemorrhage. If the name Hayabusa sounds even remotely familiar to you in a pro wrestling context, I guarantee it’s because of one thing: the in-ring botch that paralyzed him back in 2001. But before that botched moonsault, Hayabusa was the “ace” for the FMW promotion in Japan. He was an amazing high flyer who carried that company on his shoulders and became an international sensation in the process.
Hayabusa became an inspirational figure when, more than a decade after his paralysis, he managed to walk again (albeit with the assistance of a crutch). Just last year, he did it again before a ceremonial ten-count, and he brought grown men to tears in the process. He’d always said that he intended to get back into a ring and wrestle one day; //youtube.com/watch?v=VTbOv9mZqt8 is the closest we’ll ever get to that now, but goddamn if that ain’t a miracle in and of itself. Rest in peace, Hayabusa—you’ve damn well earned that right.
Watched Ex Machine today since my dad rented it. Actually gets pretty good once it's past the initial conversations which were admittedly a lot like talking to an actual chatbot, or at least one not open to training from the public given the lack of obsenities. I'm also suprised how relaxed they managed to make the inventor guy seem at times. To bad for him that he didn't select a winner for thier understanding of conflit resolution.
Went to see Blue Man Group at Hershy theatre tonight. It waa very fun, but I was the only one to dance in place at the end during Shake that Thing. Everyone else just stood perfectly still, I'm dissapointed in them all.
So talk of new Xena production. If it gets produced then they'll hit relationship from the start. I'd wager a new Xena would go to Netflix. Tighter story to allow for that more concentrated exploration.
I'm not entirely sure we've ever seen an instance where a reboot of a show has ever been better than the show it was rebooting. Hell, the only movie I can think of that was actually better was the 1980s John Carpenter's: The Thing.
>>45752 Thats kinda why I always liked that mangaka, though. The characters could be sexy and cute at times but never against their character. And that famous "no panty shots please" is refreshing - no making it feel exploitative either!