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876 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:46 pm

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jestghost wrote:If you think about it, Repo Men is like a copy of Repo! The Genetic Opera. Some things are changed around especially that they aren't singing.
That's what I got from the trailer when I watched it. Not going to waste my time with it.

When both movies are based off of the same novel/stage-opera, they're going to be similar.

EDIT: Forgot to mention the short story too that Garcia wrote a few years prior to both movies that featured more or less the same plot.

Repo! The Genetic Opera is originally a Graphic Novel written by Terrance Zdunich and Eric Garcia wrote Repo Men. They came out at the same time.

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877 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:32 pm

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jestghost wrote:If you think about it, Repo Men is like a copy of Repo! The Genetic Opera. Some things are changed around especially that they aren't singing.
That's what I got from the trailer when I watched it. Not going to waste my time with it.

When both movies are based off of the same novel/stage-opera, they're going to be similar.

EDIT: Forgot to mention the short story too that Garcia wrote a few years prior to both movies that featured more or less the same plot.

Repo! The Genetic Opera is originally a Graphic Novel written by Terrance Zdunich and Eric Garcia wrote Repo Men. They came out at the same time.

My understanding, it goes like this:

With Repo! I'm not 100% sure about the graphic novel aspect coming out before the movie. I thought it was a plot of one of his graphic novels completely unrelated to Repo that eventually became Repo! The Genetic Opera. That, several short operas, and a repossession/foreclosure of property that his friend was going through. But regardless, yes, his graphic novel's in one way or another inspired the movie yes

Repossession Mambo, Garcia's novel which inspired the writing for Repo Men, started out as a thirteen-page or so short story supposedly written back in the mid 90s that had similar themes sans the singing. Yes the novel came out a year later than the movie, however, the novel was based off of an earlier piece of work that he wrote.

So, maybe "based off of" was the wrong word choice to use in my initial post and should be replaced with "inspired by the same, thought to be original concept.".



And in regards to the thread's topic: Watched Never Let Me Go for the first time the other day. Good God it was depressing. Not going to lie, I was tearing up at the end.

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878 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:02 am

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879 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:04 am

Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)

Buster Keaton at his best!!! Check it out it's on Netflix Instant! Very Happy

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880 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:59 pm

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881 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:01 pm

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882 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:03 pm

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883 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:04 pm

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884 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:48 am

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Alice In Wonderland


I watched Alice for the first time today, and I have quite mixed feelings. This film isn't as bad as I feared, but its also not as good as I hoped.
Whilst there are a lot of things I liked about this film, it seems that it is suffering from one major flaw which is either a) having a weak screenplay or b) poor editing. The film was edited by Chris Lebenzon, and judging by his previous work with Tim Burton, he certainly knows his craft, but this film just doesn't seem to have any natural flow. A good percentage of the film just feels rushed and I can't help but wonder if there are scenes missing. I'm curious to find out more, cos I see a film that has the potential to be a lot better.
I'm sure I'll be watching this again in the near future, and for now I'm gonna grade this a C+.

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885 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:05 pm

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I watched Alice for the first time today, and I have quite mixed feelings. This film isn't as bad as I feared, but its also not as good as I hoped.
Whilst there are a lot of things I liked about this film, it seems that it is suffering from one major flaw which is either a) having a weak screenplay or b) poor editing. The film was edited by Chris Lebenzon, and judging by his previous work with Tim Burton, he certainly knows his craft, but this film just doesn't seem to have any natural flow. A good percentage of the film just feels rushed and I can't help but wonder if there are scenes missing. I'm curious to find out more, cos I see a film that has the potential to be a lot better.
I'm sure I'll be watching this again in the near future, and for now I'm gonna grade this a C+.

While not an unattractive movie, Alice really disappointed me. Tacking quest narratives onto great literature because people believe something's only a children's book doesn't sit right. Alice in Wonderland isn't about somebody that has to improve or fix about their world, it's about surviving in a world that doesn't make any sense. And yeah, the plot and pacing are really bad. A lot of cool sets but a lack of worldbuilding do that to a movie.

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886 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:35 am

Watched the 1927 Buster Keaton classic College tonight.

Not as good as some of his other films, but still very entertaining tho.

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887 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:51 am

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Tomb of Ligeia, a beautifully shot, and genuinely creepy final entry in the Roger Corman/ Edgar Allen Poe series. The story gets a little bit hokey in parts, but I've come to expect that, also I love the poster.

In the Corman/Poe series I've seen this, Tales of Terror and The Pit and the Pendulum. I'd like to see either Masque of the Red Death or The Raven next.

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888 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:22 am

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Tomb of Ligeia, a beautifully shot, and genuinely creepy final entry in the Roger Corman/ Edgar Allen Poe series. The story gets a little bit hokey in parts, but I've come to expect that, also I love the poster.
thumbs up Love that one!

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889 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:23 am

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Debaser77 wrote:I watched The Social Network this morning before going to work. I really enjoyed it, but it made me a little worried about being involved with a website. Laughing
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890 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:04 pm

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ok I just finished the Planet of the apes series Conquest of & Battle for the Planet of the Apes. It was a great series that it acknowledges and thrives on its own continutiy something that is not too common.

Te one thing that bugs me is the timeline involved. it took just 20-40 years for the apes not only to rise up but learn how to talk, create a society and take over the world! Even in the very first movie i was thinking to myself that the 2000 year timeline they gave themselves was no where near enough for that kind of evolution.

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891 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:54 pm

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The Losers

Glad to see they came pretty close to Jensen's and Pooch's "Ted Kord and Booster Gold" dynamic of a friendship. There were some cornball moments. Like a good bit of Clay's lines. But was quickly balanced by everyone else's characters. Missed some spices from the comics, but it was good over-the-top action with decent doses of humor.

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892 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:50 am

I really enjoyed the Losers too. Highly underrated in my opinion.

I saw Hall Pass yesterday. This is a very funny, very raunchy comedy. Much better than the trailers made it look. Definitely earned its "R" rating.

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893 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:49 am

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^^ I really wanted to love Loser, but I just didn't like it. I do want to finish reading the graphic novel. I only read issue #1.

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894 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:47 pm

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Watched most of Looney Tunes Back In Action and the last half-hours of Fanboys and Watchmen.

LTBiA: This was awful. Brendon Fraser's bad acing, Jenna Elfman untalented and trying to be Kate Hudson, Steve Martin's character and everything connected to it being a rip-off of the Austin Powers triliogy, Bugs Bunny's VA being too smug sounding and awful compared to Billy West's performance (One I absolutely adore as much as the original), the humor and slapstick sucked, The old Shaggy and Scooby threatning Matt Willard over the live action Scooby Doo movie was stupid (He was the only one besides Sarah Michelle Geller to get their character right in that mediocre movie!) the interaction animation of the humans and the Looney Tunes characters were sloppily done, all around a shit movie. The parts I liked were the Wooden Nickel casino design (someone really put alot of effort into that, it shows) and Area 52. Why couldn't THAT be the movie? It would've beat Monsters Vs Aliens by 6 YEARS!! THAT WAS FULL OF STUFF TO MAKE A BETTER MOVIE! 2 blue monkey macguffins out of 5

FB: This was pretty intriging for me, despite just getting in on it when it was almost over. Loved seeing the guy who played Rico from Hotrod in this and the titular heroes were pretty relatable and likeable. I loved the last line at the end, "What if the movie sucks", made me laugh and get sad at the fact most of the people there are gonna get so dissapointed. 4 boba fetts out of 5

WM: Again, intriguing for the last half hour, but after hearing Linkara's review of the flick on Atop the Fourth Wall the changes reall were unneeded and arbritrary. Malin Ackerman was hot but it seemed she was barely acting, so lifeless. The guy playing Nite Owl really looked like him and alot of the cast did look like their printed counterparts. The change of the Ozy's plan in the end was stupid and I didn't like Nite-Owl watching Rorsach getting killed. 3 Black Pearls out of 5

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895 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:11 pm

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I really enjoyed Watchmen. Well, the first time I saw it, I was not a fan(I expected an action packed film). But, on the rewatch, when I knew what I was getting into, I LOVED it.

Copycat and Saw:The Final Chapter are coming via netflix today.

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896 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:14 pm

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Animal Kingdom - a gripping, "slow burn" of a crime drama from Australia. I enjoyed it a lot for what it was, and Jacki Weaver totally earned her Oscar nomination.

Bronson - Despite being very well-made and featuring a fantastic performance from Tom Hardy, this was a wildly unpleasant movie to watch. I can't say I enjoyed it, but I can't call it "bad," either.


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897 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:47 pm

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^^^ Ahhhh Bronson is on my list to watch.


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898 Re: Seen any movies lately? on Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:05 pm

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Spider_Fan14 wrote:WM: ...the changes reall were unneeded and arbritrary...The change of the Ozy's plan in the end was stupid


Which would have been the exact same argument that the average movie goer would have had if a giant space squid had shown up in the last reel. At least the changes that were made were consistent with the story being told and the characters that we'd been introduced to.

I don't get the argument about the ending, no matter who it comes from. Most of the time, it seems to come from people who seem like they'd have been unhappy no matter what. Even if Alan Moore had dragged himself back into the light to write the screenplay himself, there would have been someone bitching that the movie sucked for one reason or another.

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