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    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2012
    Right now, Prometheus is sitting higher on metacritic than Brave.

    What world is this?
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    This horse is starting to stink, but this was actually kind of fun.

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    Snow White was pretty good! If you like that sort of thing, anyways...
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    Rewatched McKean & Gaiman's Mirrormask yesterday because it was on Film4.

    I'd forgotten how well done it is for a small film.

    All the performances are excellent, the design is beautiful, and I think it might well be essential viewing for every teenage girl...and anyone who enjoys a good film, of course.
    • CommentAuthorCrusherJoe
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2012
    I finally got around to Prometheus and did it in IMAX 3D and loved it. I've read the talking points, but don't get the hate.
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    @Ben I agree. I always thought that McKean's art would be impossible to capture in film, but Mirrormask nails it.
    • CommentAuthorCrusherJoe
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2012
    @Ben and @Steve, you've just reminded me that I need to re-buy Mirrormask, lent it to a friend, and not surprisingly it never came back to me. I loved Gaiman's learning curve on film-making, realizing that they couldn't fill a classroom with students that they'd have to pay as extras, but they could break the entire image into glass shards with the computer for comparatively nothing...
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    Saw Prometheus last night. I agree with CrusherJoe... I don't get the hate.
    Ok, some unanswered questions. For sure. Yes, I also disliked the "zombie" sequence... but it didn't ruin anything for me.
    I thought that David/Fass was a brilliant enigma, sort of a central symbol for the mystery of the entire plot. Equal parts creepy and beautiful.
    He really did a great job. Looking forward to going back and mining the details.
    Just my $0.02
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    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2012
    I had to change my pants like 16 times while watching that
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2012 edited
    Updating the Dredd downed link.

    (edit) Embedding is disabled, but I think this one is the official.

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    so it's The Raid with Judge Dredd?
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    @William Joseph Dunn
    Exactly what I thought but the script and production probably started before The Raid.

    Still looks good.
    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2012
    I haven't seen The Raid yet (thanks Mid-Western American) but from what I have gathered the idea is 'Dude(s) need to get from bottom of building to top of building to meet the end boss, crazy action all up in between'. If that's the case, then could the same argument be made that The Raid is struck from the same vein as the latter half of The Protector or even Bruce Lee's Game of Death? I mean its a fairly simple/common setting for action movies
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    Yeah, it's just starker when the films are months apart.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2012
    I just heard a review for Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by a guy from that Empire rag on the radio; he slagged it. He was also going on about yet more grind-house stuff from Rodriguez, in the form of another Machete film; I watched the first one, and remember none of it. Anyway, Mel Gibson's in it, and Charlie Sheen plays the President. Of the United States. Of America. Seriously!

    Can you imagine the conversation between takes in the canteen?

    Rodriguez is also doing Sin City 2.

    Bryan Cranston has hinted that they may do a Breaking Bad flick. He said they've got enough material for it, when the final season is aired this and next year.
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    @flecky. Another 6music listener? nice one!
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    Doesn't everyone listen to 6 music. Best station by a mile.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2012
    It has to be :)
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    I saw Brave today. Liked it a lot. Probably the prettiest film Pixar has made.