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@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 May 2019 - 03:51 PM)

I was intemately familiar with humour... but she just wanted to be friends...

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 May 2019 - 12:10 PM)

BZT Time out! Time out! Time ooooooouuuuuut!!!

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 08:23 AM)

Yes. Are you familiar with humor?

@  Sabrblade : (17 May 2019 - 07:50 AM)

You are familiar with The Room, yes?

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 01:14 AM)

nah, tuxedos are formal wear

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 10:38 PM)

*...while dressed in a tuxedo*


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#41 AgentOrange

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:42 PM

I'm not prepared to write Smith off with so little of the performance on display. I don't know why they chose him, I wouldn't choose him, but I don't think it's impossible that their script plus his Genie ends up being something good. I do look at that teaser though and think... really? Really? 
 
I still have faith that there'll be a fun family flick fere here. I trust Disney. This is not going to be 1992's Aladdin, but being 2019's Aladdin will probably be okay. If the new songs are good! "Dudes from La La Land" doesn't bode well but hopefully Menken can sort them out. Drives me mad when these dudes do remakes and ignore all the new songs they already wrote for Broadway.
 
But  - Frank Welker, woo.


You say "Dudes from La La Land" as if Pasek and Paul aren't as close to an EGOT as Menken and Dear Evan Hansen isn't the hottest show that isn't Hamilton
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Posted 13 February 2019 - 12:02 AM

Oh! You guys, we forgot to ask a really important question.
 
 
 
 
.....Is Will Smith going to do a Genie rap? 8D


When Jafar wishes to be a genie, genie Jafar better be played by Shaq, and he better have a rap off.
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Posted 13 February 2019 - 12:12 AM

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Now this is a story that's a revamp

About how I got into a lamp

Now hang on a minute, look at my blue face,

And I'll tell you how I got phenomenal cosmic power with itty bitty living space   


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#44 Superomegaprime

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 05:20 PM

I have little problems with voice ingards to Genie but that look, its what driving me away, its horrible, extremely horrible, if they simply gone and recreated the original Genie face and then use Will Smith human form on set and use that "phenomenal cosmic power" to take on human appearance, it be much better, I mean Jafar in the sequel film to the original animated film went from his giant red monsterous look to his more normal form, that sort of thing would solve everything wrong with that look!


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 05:25 PM

You say "Dudes from La La Land" as if Pasek and Paul aren't as close to an EGOT as Menken and Dear Evan Hansen isn't the hottest show that isn't Hamilton

 

Jeez, I didn't know La La Land had lyrics by Pasek and Paul. I retract my concern. 

 

I find it difficult to believe that the songs in La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen were touched by the same people, but - learn somethin' new every day. 


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#46 Paladin

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:19 AM


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 09:23 AM

Well... that certainly looks better.

 

Jafar still doesn't sound menacing enough - and Genie rapping Friend Like Me is never going to be right - but beyond that: better.


 
 
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 09:30 AM

Credit where credit is due, the prince semantics joke is actually extremely clever considering Djinn were considered natural tricksters and their "wishes" came with some vicious cavets.

 

But that's also about the only original thing I saw in the trailer (Outside what looks like a enlarged Iago chasing Aladdin). The problem the movie is having for me is it's not convincing me there's any reason to watch it when I can watch the animated version whenever I want.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 10:25 AM

Yeah, I love animated Aladdin.
I see zero reason to watch this instead of that.

-ZacWilliam, But hey I felt that about all the live action remakes so far and I guess they make money cause they havn't stopped. Shrug.

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#50 Paladin

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 10:32 AM

It doesn't help that the animators from the original movie don't get ANY kind of royalties from this remake thanks to contract loopholes.

 

https://www.cartoonb...ake-165286.html

 

 

Walt's been dead 53 years and he's still finding ways to swipe at the unions.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 10:47 AM

Yeah, I'll echo the sentiment of this looking "better" and the prince wish thing being funny (I do, though, also like the part where Jafar confides in Aladdin about the Cave of Wonders as though he was a friendly, trustworthy man, which echos how the African Magician from the original 1001 Nights version of the story pretended to be Aladdin's long lost uncle in order to trick him into getting the magic lamp for him), but it's still not enough of its own thing to make itself stand apart from the original.

 

As much as I love the original and its songs, the reuse of the same songs for this movie is likely to make this movie fall into the same trap as Beauty and the Beast, being stuck in a rut that prevents the live action version from truly being its own piece that doesn't need to rely on the materials of the original in order to thrive on its own.

 

  • I liked Cinderella for having as much uniqueness from the original animated version as it did while still maintaining the core components of the classic story.
  • The Jungle Book could have been better if it just had more consistent writing.
  • Christopher Robin was itself an original story altogether, and benefited from it.
  • I didn't bother seeing Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland, or Alice Through the Looking Glass, because all three of them looked awful, but from what I've looked up about those three, it sounds to me like their biggest issues were that they each changed too much of the classic story itself, going in the extreme opposite direction from how Beauty and the Beast deviated too little from the animated one and that what few changes it did make were either nonsensical or just pointless.
  • I also haven't seen Pete's Dragon either since I've still never seen the original, so I really can't say anything about that one.
  • And it's been forever since I last saw either 101 Dalmatians or 102 Dalmatians, so I barely remember either and can't really say anything about them.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 12:18 PM

Well it seems like it might be enjoyable, at least. And they've got some good stuff going on with Will Smith's Genie. Thankfully they don't seem to be trying to make him do Robin Williams, which is what I was worried about the most.

 

I could watch this. Maybe. Won't be anywhere as good as the original, but that seems to be the trend with these remakes.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 03:38 PM

Having seen the trailer, it has changed my mind about the film, a bit, I hope the blue Genie is kept to a small amount, it looks ok but I think this will work better with Will Smith looking like a normal human and take the character of Genie and make it his own without trying to seriously mimic Robin Williams (RIP), I can see this film making some desent numbers when it hits cinemas later this year, if anything, it looks better than Dumbo, but one thing hasn't really changed in my mind, is I think the biggest of the three live action remakes will be Lion King. I'll remain open minded about this film, thou I don't plan to see it in cinemas, I will be looking for geniune reviews of the film, can't trust Rotten Tomatos anymore, there is a lot of shady buiness going on in regards to reviews posted for a certain comic book movie.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:39 PM

Yeah, I love animated Aladdin.
I see zero reason to watch this instead of that.

 

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:50 PM

Apparently people don't have enough joy in their hearts nowadays to love more than one thing at a time. Binary love.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:44 PM


It's fine to like two things, but you have to actually sell me Thing 2 as having something special and fun enough aside from just being a copy of Thing 1. I already have Thing 1 and I don't need to spend a bunch of money to see a slightly inferior copy.

-ZacWilliam, so far this has not done that.
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:59 PM

And that's fine.

 

Personally I think unless something about the movie had made me actively angry to a "don't support this with ticket sales" degree, I'd be lining up to see this kind of thing out of morbid curiosity if nothing else. 

 

As it is, these live action remakes are no worse than the Broadway adaptations. Indeed they're much better, because they're much easier to see. Do people complain about the Broadway adaptations being unnecessary bastardisations? I don't know. 


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:10 AM


I think being a live in a theater experence, especially a well done play or broadway musical is enough of a "something new and special" for most folks to not mind. Seeing a play or musical performed on stage is a pretty big difference from watching a movie.

-ZacWilliam, That may not hold true for everyone but I think most people probably.
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#59 Rust

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:26 PM

 

Yeah, I love animated Aladdin.
I see zero reason to watch this instead of that.

 

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Trying to think of a good analogy to explain, but coming up blank. So I can say this for myself on the subject:

 

I harbor no ill will towards this film. Nor do I particularly care if it succeeds (It will). Beyond the single wish specification gag (Which really was quite good) everything's pretty much beat for beat with how it was in the animated feature...which I can watch now.

 

Example:

 

 

See what this mash up did was make me want to go watch the animated film. The live action trailer made me want to go watch the animated film. The trailer didn't do for me what it was supposed to, because ultimately it's so close to the source material as to be irrelevant. Which isn't so bad as like say Total Recall, which diverged so far from what made the original work that it killed my interest from the trailers alone.

 

Happy mediums. Modern Death Race 2000 was a good one. The original is a shlock camp classic. I can enjoy both, because both are clearly being their own thing while the modern makes nods to the original. This film might do more of its own thing - honestly I think it was a mistake to make the big musical push of the trailer "A Whole New World" and not Will Smith's take on "Never Had A Friend Like Me". Sure it's still a same song from the original, but it was a new take. The problem is the trailer isn't pushing the new takes, it's pushing the nostalgia button.

 

And I've got a vehement reaction to having my nostalgia button pushed. Maybe I've just gotten old and cynical, but I don't like it when I KNOW I'm being marketed towards. (Only exception to that rule would probably be if someone finally brought back Dino Riders. But hey, we all have that one we'll willingly spread our wallets for)


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Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:46 PM

How about this:

The remake doesn't do enough to convince you that going to see it would be better than just popping the Blue-Ray into the home theater and watching that again in the comfort of your own home.

 

That sounds about like what I'm hearing, which is a completely reasonable way to think.  Why watch the remake if it doesn't do enough better/different to the original?


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